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Search continues for Caitlin Murray Quesnel RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing female. Twenty-one year old Caitlin Murray was last seen Sept. 30 on video surveillance at approximately 12:45 a.m., parking her car near the Fraser Bridge Hotel in West Quesnel. F a m ily and friends are worried about her well being and are Caitlin Murray unable to locate her. Quesnel RCMP have searched the immediate area, including the foot bridge, the Fraser River and surrounding parks. The search for Murray continues with the help of local Search and Rescue and an RCMP fixed wing plane. Murray is described as Caucasian, five feet tall, 120 pounds, slim build, has blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing black lululemon pants, a blue t-shirt and a hoodie. RCMP are asking anyone who may have seen Murray or knows of her whereabouts, to call the Quesnel RCMP Detachment at (250) 9929211.  If you would like to remain anonymous, please call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Left to right back row: Mayor Mary Sjostrom, Tanya Hjorth, Coun. Laurey-Anne Roodenburg, Amy Reid, Coun. John Brisco, school trustee Charlotte Kurta, QCEDC Charlene Lawrence, city manager Byron Johnston, CRD director John Massier; front row, left to right: Doreen Patrick, SD28 Patty Kimpson and superintendent Sue Ellen Miller, school trustee Tony Goulet, Coun. Ed Coleman, MLA Coralee Oakes and her assistant April Webb. Annie Gallant photo

Quesnel celebrates first Orange Shirt Day ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter Seventeen members of CRD, City Council, SD28, community members and the First Nations community attended the first ever Orange Shirt Day in council chambers at City Hall, Monday. Planning began last year after the St. Joseph Mission (Cariboo Residential School just outside Williams Lake) commemoration and is a continuation of the joint commitment to ongoing reconciliation for all those who attended residential schools. Orange Shirt Day is a movement to create awareness and education around the residential school experience. Sept. 30 was chosen as it is the beginning of the school year and symbolic of children sent away to residential schools.

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The orange shirt relates to one survivor’s memory of receiving a very special orange shirt for the beginning of the school year, only to have it promptly taken from her upon arrival at the residential school. She sees this as representative of loss of her individuality and selfworth and becomes a symbol of defiance and a reminder that every child matters. Phyllis Webstad’s story of her orange shirt is also a symbol of the loss of belonging and belongings faced by generations of residential school children. During the gathering in council chambers, First Nations elder Doreen Patrick spoke of the need to remember and encourage those who experienced residential school to find healing and not be ashamed of their experiences. She also called for a monument to residential school

students and suggested the museum could possibly have a project on the issue. First Nations attendees Tanya Hjorth and Metis Tony Goulet spoke of their respective parents who attended residential schools but had difficulty speaking of their experiences to their children. Both said their own lives had been affected by their parents’ treatment in residential school. Patty Kimpton, SD28 principal of education, spoke of the work the school district is undertaking in teaching about the significance of the orange shirt and a unit on residential schools. Several publications were recommended to enhance the understanding of the First Nations people and specifically the residential school experience.

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Ellie Peters’ book We are telling our stories for our children and grandchildren not only speaks of the residential schools but also traditions, culture and the recent past for the Southern Carrier people as told by them. After some discussion of possible future projects, each person expressed their thoughts and feelings about Orange Shirt Day. City Council passed a resolution later Monday night during the regular council meeting that in honour of Orange Shirt Day and its objectives, council will work with other government parties and First Nations groups to support the suggestions by Patrick for a permanent museum display and community monument. The resolution was forwarded to all interested parties to begin discussions.



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Social media contest kicks off West Fraser and QRP on internship list

AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter West Fraser and Quesnel River Pulp are speaking the language of a new workforce era with the launch of Green Dream internships. Students are invited to compete on‐line for 15 paid summer Green Dream internships in a social media contest launched today through, a resource tool that provides information on the direction of the forest products industry and career opportunities offered right across the country. Two of those 15 jobs are right here in the Gold Pan City, one is a chemical engineer at West Fraser Mills, the other a chemical or mechanical engineer at Quesnel River Pulp. The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), with support from the Government of Canada, launched the online GreenestWorkforce

campaign in February 2013 to encourage Canadians to consider the forest products industry for a rewarding career. The contest requires students to submit a resume, a photograph and a short paragraph explaining why they would be perfect for a Green Dream Internship and then solicit online support. Applicants receiving the most votes for their photographs and explanations will be shortlisted for the paid summer 2014 positions. “The forest products industry in Canada is hiring, and to encourage Canadians to consider various careers in the industry – from electrical, mechanical, environmental engineering, to woodlands management, human resources, welding and so much more – the industry developed, an interactive recruitment and information website that provides up-tothe-minute postings of jobs found all across the

“This contest was created to give students in college and university the opportunity to win a four-month paid summer 2014 internship with a leading forest product company...” Monica Bailey, FPAC

country with leading forest companies,” director of communications at the Forest Products Association of Canada, Monica Bailey said. Under FPAC’s ambitious Vision2020, the forest products industry is looking to renew its workforce with an additional 60,000 workers, including engineers, millwrights, electricians, sales staff, truckers, foresters, chemists and others. The other goals of Vision2020 are a further 35

per cent improvement in the environmental performance of the forest sector and an additional $20 billion in economic activity generated from new products and markets by the end of the decade. Vision2020. “This contest was created to give students in college and university the opportunity to win a fourmonth paid summer 2014 internship with a leading forest product company and an iPad Mini,” Bailey said. “Even better news for students is that they receive job training, skills and experience as well as making anywhere between $18 to $25 per hour.” The new submission period began Oct. 1, 2013, voting begins Nov. 1 and winners will be notified Dec. 2 about their summer placement in 2014. For additional information, visit TheGreenestWorkforce. ca or TheGreenestWorkforce.




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A referendum will be held to ask the electorate if they wish to extend the borrowing authority for the proposed North Cariboo Multi-Centre for an additional two years. The referendum is scheduled for Nov. 9, 2013. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the advance polling opportunities which are being held on Wednesday, Oct. 30 and Monday, Nov. 4 in the CD Hoy Room in Quesnel City Hall.

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Council discussed a project to change the approach to medicinal marijuana. The proposal, would abandon the “personal use license” approach that has led to personal ‘grow ops’ around the country, in favour of more centralized, commercial-scale indoor marijuana production facilities. The proposal for the establishment was spawned by an upcoming expiration of existing designated person licenses, in which non-patients were allowed to grow marijuana

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to meet someone else’s medical needs, which is scheduled to expire April 1, 2014 and new license applications under the existing regulations would not be accepted after September 30th, 2013. Many councillors, including Laurey-Anne Roodenburg, expressed concern over the lack of information shared with council about the proposed site, which could potentially lead to zoning issues, being divided between agricultural and industrial uses. “Normally, even with [non-controversial] business project proposals, there is a thick information

package brought to council. With this, we were only provided a short request,” Roodenburg said. Coun. Sushil Thapar also expressed concern with the proposed security (or lack thereof) for the construction of the site, which is proposed for 2401 Campbell Crescent by Northern Green Supply Ltd. “[Our] municipality does not have the resources to regulate [this site],” Thapar said, expressing concern the site would have added costs to the taxpayers through the requirement of increased activity with the RCMP should privatized security

not be properly put in place. Public concern was expressed as the facilities will likely have impact beyond a standard greenhouse operation with the odour issues which may arise if filtration systems are not maintained as well as the concerns regarding increased traffic and security. “I think we need more information,” Coun. Ed Coleman said, which was unanimously agreed upon by council. The site would also require amendments to the current zoning regulations in order to allow the medical marijuana production uses.

The options would be to amend the definition of ‘agriculture’ to permit these uses within the A-1 agriculture zone (requiring consultation with the Agricultural Land Commission), amending industrial zoning, or the creation of a new zone specific to this use. Council recommended that the project be placed on hold until more information was presented to them. Also noted during the decision-making process, the production of such a facility, due to concerns as well as other potential concerns by the community, is not permitted at this time.

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Harvest Season Offers Lessons to Investors It’s harvest time again. Of course, harvest season may not mean that much to you if you don’t work in agriculture. Nonetheless, you can learn a lot from those who do — especially in your role as an investor. Here are a few of these lessons to consider:

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Council welcomes cultural days SHANNON STEVER Observer Reporter Council discussed a number of significant cultural days, such as Foster Family Appreciation Month, which has been proclaimed for the province of British Columbia. The proclamation was made in appreciation and to thank foster parents for their many contributions to children and families. Foster parents are responsible for the care and support of approximately 60 children and youth in the Quesnel community alone, and the declaration is one of many ways of sharing with the community the valuable services that they provide. Those wishing to learn more about events that are taking place to show appreciation can contact Teri Young or Donna Leung at the Ministry of Children and Family Development at 250-992-4267. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Proposed for November is Parking Awareness Month. Recently, 22 presentationes presentations were made to service clubs, schools and interest groups. Four large grocery stores have also been designated as locations for brochures to the public, all designed to raise awareness.

Choosing November would align the City of Quesnel with the City of Ft. St. John, as they also run their campaign during November. The request for the proposed cultural days, sent by Lynn Dunkley and Alison Duddy, was received warmly by council. Also for November is a request to proclaim Nov. 17 –24 as Restorative Justice Week. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has been an active partner in the restorative justice (RJ) community for more than a decade and has been proud to provide leadership to the annual celebration since 1996. The purpose of the proclamation is to share the concrete learning and results that have come from the growing experience

of practitioners and stakeholders in the application of a RJ approach. The theme this year is “Inspiring Innovation”. RJ is a philosophy and an approach that views crime and conflict as harm done to people and relationships. It is a non-adverserial, non-retributive approach to justice that emphasizes healing in victims, accountability of offenders, and the involvement of citizens in creating healthier, safer communities. Municipal recognition of Restorative Justice Week increases from year to year. In 2012, 273 municipalities across Canada proclaimed Restorative Justice Week, representing 19.64 per cent of the Canadian population. Restorative Justice

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“Feed” your portfolio. Through the proper combination of fertilizers and irrigation, farmers seek to maximize the growth of their crops. And if you want to give your portfolio the opportunity to grow, you need to “feed” it with the right mix of investments. This generally means you’ll need to own a reasonable percentage of growth-oriented vehicles, such as stocks and stock-based securities. Keep in mind, though, that the value of these types of investments will fluctuate, sometimes sharply — and there’s no guarantee you won’t lose some or all of your principal. Be patient. Crops don’t grow overnight. Farmers know that they will put in countless hours of work before they see the fruits of their labours. And they know that, along the way, they will likely experience setbacks caused by a variety of issues: too much rain, too little rain, insect infestations — the list goes on and on. When you invest, you shouldn’t expect to “get rich quick” — and you can expect to experience obstacles in the form of bear markets, economic downturns, changes in legislation and so forth. Continuing to invest for the long term and focusing more on long-term results than short-term success can help you as you work toward your objectives. Respond to your investment “climate”. Farmers can’t control the weather, but they can respond to it. So, for example, when it’s been dry for a long time, they can boost their irrigation. As an investor, you can’t control the economic “climate,” but you can make adjustments. To illustrate: If all signs point to rising long-term interest rates, which typically have a negative effect on long-term bond prices, you may need to consider reducing your exposure, at least for a while, to these bonds. Diversify. Farmers face a variety of risks, including bad weather and fluctuating prices. They can help combat both threats through diversification. For instance, they can plant some crops that are more drought-resistant than others, so they won’t face complete ruin when the rains don’t fall. As an investor, you should also diversify; if you only owned one type of financial asset, and that asset class took a big hit, you could sustain large losses. But spreading your dollars among an array of investments — such as stocks, bonds, cash and other vehicles — may help reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio. (Be aware, though, that diversification by itself can’t guarantee a profit or protect against loss.) Relatively few of us toil in the fields to make our living. But by understanding the challenges of those who farm the land, we can learn some techniques that may help us to nurture our investments. Member – Canadian Investor Protection Fund

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Through its chain of over 100 newspapers, has already been filling the local recruitment and job search needs of countless job seekers and recruitment advertisers alike. With its 190 community and daily newspapers, Black Press will add to’s already extensive coverage and market, and will add valuable resources and services for our users. Black Press also owns and operates BC Classifieds and BCClassified. com, and the Used Everywhere network.’s mission is to deliver the best local job opportunities for employees-tobe, a simple and effective job search and recruitment advertising experience and the best customer service in the job search industry. “With one entry, I was able to place the ad both on the web and in the specific papers I wanted the ad to appear in,” Sharon Wales from CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Inc. said. “The replies I received were from a wide variety of individuals and we

were able to select quite a few candidates that we wished to interview from the many received.” Black Press Community News Media is an internationally recognized newspaper publishing group with more than 190 community, daily and urban publications in B.C., Alberta, Yukon, Washington, Hawaii, California and Ohio published at 14 regional printing centres. Black Press has over 160 websites as well as the Victoria-based free classified web site Black Press employes 3,300 people across North America. Victoria, B.C. resident David Black if Founder, Chairman and majority owner of Black Press, and Rick O’Connor is President and CEO.


The City of Quesnel has office space (approximately 1,250 square feet) available for lease on the fourth floor of the City Hall building. The space includes four separate offices and a reception area. For additional information or to schedule a viewing please contact Jeff Norburn, Director of Community Services at 250-991-7479 or

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The City of Quesnel is seeking to fill the following positions:

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Owners of loaders and /or backhoes are invited to place their names on our call-out list for the plowing of City residential driveway entrances. Machinery must be available on two-hours notice.

To qualify, all dump trucks must be equipped with a 12 yard dump box with a 20 inch extended sideboard on the passenger’s side and a 10 inch extended sideboard on the driver’s side.

To qualify, all loaders must be equivalent to a 926 Caterpillar with backhoes equivalent to a 310 D John Deere model. Include in your registration, your hourly charge out rate.

Applicants MUST submit with their application, proof of Workers’ Compensation Board current standings and number, a 2013 City business license and a minimum of $2 million public liability insurance. Application forms are available at City Hall (410 Kinchant Street) and the Public Works Office (21 Johnston Bridge Loop). Completed forms must be submitted NOT LATER THAN 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013 at either of the addresses noted above.


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WANTED: GRADERS and SAND TRUCK for the 2013/2014 season

The City of Quesnel is looking to lease two (2) Graders (with operators) and one (1) Sand Truck (with operator) during the winter months for the 2013/2014 season. The specifications AD #3/2007 for each lease are as follows: LEASE 1 – ROAD GRADER (downtown core) - must be equivalent to a Champion 690 or better - lease is from December 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014 - guaranteed 60 hours work per month - must respond within 2 hours of call out LEASE 2 – ROAD GRADER (south Quesnel area) - must be equivalent to a Champion 690 or better - lease is from December 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014 - guaranteed 20 hours work per month - must respond within 4 hours of call out LEASE 3 – SAND TRUCK - must be tandem axle with a minimum 10 cubic yard rear sander and plow - lease is from November 15, 2013 to March 15, 2014 - guaranteed 20 hours work per month - must respond within 1 hour of call out The proposal package is to include details of availability and the hourly cost to be charged, the make, model and year of the equipment, an indication of the experience and qualifications of the operator, along with proof of WCB current standing, 2013 City business license, and a minimum of $1 million public liability insurance. Proposals will be received up to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at City Hall, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5. Bids should be sealed and marked according to the lease specifications: LEASE 1 – ROAD GRADER (downtown core) LEASE 2 – ROAD GRADER (south Quesnel area) or LEASE 3 – SAND TRUCK Telephone enquiries on the above should be directed to Mike Bolch at 250-992-2111 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (except Statutory Holidays).

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elegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention called for extending terms of office for mayors and councillors from three years to four. Bring it on. Anyone who has regularly watched municipal politicians in action or has served on such a board knows the avalanche of information the newest members must absorb. On top of learning the history of past decisions and choices to create the proper context for making good decisions, rookies must try to memorize the process and learn how best to work within those confines to be the most effective. In our estimation, it takes between one and two years minimum for an elected official to reasonably understand how to do the job. Therefore, this only leaves about one year of a three-year term where they’re sufficiently proficient to best represent the people who put them into office. Extending a term by another year will give residents better bang for their tax buck by reducing election costs. The proposal passed with a 60 per cent approval rate, with one rural delegate stating the idea came from “professional politicians” in the Lower Mainland, where pay is higher. While that may be true, it doesn’t change the fact that this is an idea whose time may have come and it should be pushed forward as soon as possible. And it’s not as though there isn’t precedent for this in Canada. If such a plan is enacted, B.C. would fall in step with every other province. Overall, we would be better served by having longer terms, both in terms of effectiveness of politicians and money saved by having fewer elections.


Dreams are a tricky thing

couple of nights ago, in the wee hours of the morning, the loudest clap of thunder I’ve ever heard in my life startled me awake. I sat upright, my heart beating quickly, and my immediate vision was of a plane crashing in the back yard, shaking the house upon impact. I then saw some lightning outside the window, and heard another thunderclap – slightly less potent this time. Phew. It was just a storm. Following that were another few bolts of lightning and thunderous clashes, each one a little more distant than the first. And then I lay there, with a ton of thoughts racing through my mind. Eventually I fell back asleep and these thoughts turned into brilliant ideas and started to build on one another until it felt like I was watching an amazing movie inside my own head. “This is so good,” I remember thinking to myself.

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On A Brighter Note And after one of the many times I woke up, I sent an email to my illustrator, Jim Hunt, before I forgot. He lives on the east coast and is a few hours ahead of me in time, so I wanted to request that he change my cartoon for this week’s column so that I could write about the storm that inspired the blockbuster inside my brain. I continued to have a choppy sleep after that, waking up periodically from the sound of the torrential downpour outside. When I finally got up at 7 a.m., I checked my emails and saw that Jim responded to me and agreed to change the cartoon to one that would reflect my inspired

middle of a dream I’d quickly try to write it down before it vanished out of my head. Inevitably, as I was writing, the visions and thoughts would begin to evaporate. But sometimes I’d record some nuggets of gold before it was too late. And other times, I wouldn’t be able to read my chicken scratch the next morning well enough to decide if what I recorded was indeed brilliant or bad. Once I’ve forgotten those elusive unconscious thoughts, they’re usually gone for good – so I don’t expect to remember my dreams the night of the storm. But I have set up my pen and paper on the nightstand for the next time I wake up excited about something that I want to retain. Hopefully this time the powers of Mother Nature have nothing to do with it. Lori Welbourne is a syndicated columnist. She can be contacted at


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thoughts from the night before. I was delighted. There was only one problem: I couldn’t remember any of them. How could that be, when they seemed so pronounced and powerful just hours earlier? For the rest of the day, I hoped that some of those visions would bubble back up to the surface. I’d sit and close my eyes, trying to see what I’d seen in my dreams. Nothing. I’d lay on the bed and attempt to meditate, willing myself to recall. Still nothing. The only thing I could remember was worrying that someone could be stuck outside. I was disappointed I couldn’t recall anything else, but I wasn’t surprised. Dreaming “brilliance” and then forgetting it completely has happened most of my life. For a time, I kept a pen and paper by my nightstand and if I woke up in the


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City and CRD committed to informed vote Editor: This letter is in response to Mr. Joe O’Neill’s letter to the editor that appeared in the September 25 edition of the Observer regarding the MultiCentre referendum. Much of Mr. O’Neill’s letter relates to his thoughts regarding the scope of the project. As co-chairs of the North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee we recognize that there will always be a diversity of opinions regarding any project or initiative that impacts our community and we respect Mr. O’Neill’s right to share his point of view. We would like to emphasize though

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that the scope of work for the Multi-Centre project was developed following extensive public consultation and careful consideration of a wide range of options including many of those expressed by Mr. O’Neill. Numerous studies and reports have been completed that relate to the project, including a theatre feasibility study, business plan and parking and traffic study. Many of these reports can be found on line at MultiCentreReports.html As co-chairs of the North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee, our goal is to help the community make an

informed decision in this referendum. In consideration of that, we feel it is important to clarify some of the information in Mr. O’Neill’s letter. • It is important that the community recognize that the Multi-Centre project is a regional initiative. It is a partnership between the city and regional district and is part of the North Cariboo Recreation and Parks Service. The Nov. 9 referendum will be administered by the Cariboo Regional District on behalf of the North Cariboo Recreation and Parks residents - not the City. • The 2008 referendum was held concurrently

with local government elections and as such there was no additional cost to administer the polling stations related to that referendum. For this referendum the Cariboo Regional District has allocated $5,000 to administer the referendum and $7,000 to implement a communications program to help the community make an informed decision. This will include hosting four public meetings in various locations in October. • The 2008 referendum authorized borrowing up to $15 million toward a $30 million facility. To date approximately $24.8 million has been

secured or committed to the project, including a $4 million grant from the Province of British Columbia and a $2 million grant from the Northern Development Initiative Trust. The city and CRD are committed to providing information so people can make an informed decision Nov. 9. We encourage the public to attend one, or more, of the public information meetings so they can have their questions answered. Anyone seeking information regarding the project can find many documents and other information on the City of Quesnel website at http://www.quesnel.

ca/multi-centre.html. Additionally, people may also email their questions to or contact staff directly at City Hall or the Regional District office. Public meetings will be held October 9 at the Legion Hall, Oct. 10 at Bouchie Lake Hall, Oct. 15 at Red Bluff School, and Oct. 17 at City Hall. We hope to see a good turnout at these meetings so all questions can be answered. Mary Sjostrom and Ted Armstrong Co-Chairs, North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee

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

Annual General Meeting Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – 6:30 PM. Quesnel Child Development Centre (upstairs) 488 McLean Street Interested Public Welcome For more information please call 250-992-7257

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Just pink about it October is Breast Cancer Awareness month


Quesnel’s Centennial quilt now officially belongs to the community. Contributed photo

Museum welcomes ownership of local quilt


big event Jerry, purchased at the Wingdam they Quesnel sent off photos and District and artifacts from Museum last week Wingdam that was the official should really be transfer of the here, not Victoria. Centennial quilt. I spoke to This quilt has been Professor Lohman hanging in the (Jack) the Curator Quesnel Museum of Royal BC since 1976 but Museum and PAST TIME officially belonged mentioned that we to the provincial archives. It is a would like them back. As he is a work of art, as well as a labour of proponent of all things local, I’m love. sure we can expect to eventually Quilters in the Cariboo will see the return of these items. appreciate all the time and effort If you or any of your family put into such a masterpiece. donated items, whether photos or Apparently it has seven stitches artifacts, to the provincial archives to the inch and appears to be all and feel they should be in their hand-sewn. ‘real’ home, contact the museum. I’m certain our quilters will be As always, it is a matter of space able to determine that. Was there but we need to look after our such a thing as quilting with a history. machine in 1967? Hope to see you as you “pass The interview with Professor time” at the Museum. Jack Lohman on CBC resulted The smallest actual good is in a couple of calls from locals better than the most magnificent regarding items that are in the promises of impossibilities. provincial archives that probably –Thomas Macaulay should be here in our own Honey Affleck is chair of the museum. museum commission and regular Betsy Van Haldren called to Observer contributor. say when she and her husband,


reast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among Canadian females and affects thousands of women and their families every year. Breast cancer develops when the breast cells of women are exposed to female hormones estrogen and progesterone. This encourages the growth of some breast cancers. The risk of developing breast cancer increases with age and usually occurs in women between the ages of 50 and 69. Some of the factors known to increase the risk of developing breast cancer include family history of breast cancer, taking hormonal contraceptives, drinking alcohol, being obese and smoking. Some myths associated with breast cancer include stress, antiperspirants and breast implants. None of these factors show enough evidence to prove there is an association with cancer. Some unknown risk factors (ones that may be a risk factor after more research) include high fat diets, soy, environmental exposures and low

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vegetable and fruit diets. A lot of us think we are invincible but we have to start putting ourselves on the to-do list. For all the women who have been affected by breast cancer in any way – you are in our thoughts, especially in the month of October. Know that the most important thing is to never lose heart and when life kicks you, let it kick you forward. “When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. “They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful,” Barbara Bloom said. No matter what, you will always remain beautiful and no disease shall ever take that away. If you want to volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society, stop by the office on 332

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Front Street or call at 992-6551. At the Canadian Cancer Society, I am constantly surrounded by people who have worked harder, put in more time and have given more effort to their dream than I have mine. Every day is an

inspiration to be more. There is so much room to grow, so much will to thrive. I hope you reignite that spark. Ivana Topic is a volunteer with Canadian Cancer Society, Quesnel office.

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NCCS collects record amount for Terry Fox Fund Sept. 26, students, parents and staff at the North Cariboo Christian School worked together to collect a whopping $872.80 towards the Terry Fox Fund for cancer research. They easily surpassed last year’s record amount of $288. The NCCS school community rallied around the idea of making a difference in the lives of those afflicted by cancer and were determined to collect as much money as possible. Principal Andrew Martin, challenged students and agreed to have his head shaved if they collected more than last year’s total. There was a real buzz of excitement in the school gym on Friday morning when Martin “lost his hair.” He felt that it was a small price to pay for such a worthy cause. – Submitted by Principal Andrew Martin

Students cheered the process as principal Andrew Martin’s hair began to go. Upper left: before the razor; upper right: during the removal; and centre: once the deed was done. Jennifer Moore photos

Breakfast for the Fox Foundation On Thursday, Sept. 26, the entire Dragon Lake elementary school population celebrated the Terry Fox event, beginning with a pancake breakfast. The school would like to thank Extra Foods for donating the pancake mix and Aroma Foods for the syrup. Staff and several parents served up more than 400 pancakes and sausages. The event raised $136. Contributed photo

McNaughton students support Take Back the Night event

On Friday Sept. 20, McNaughton students played a part in supporting the communities Take Back the Night event. The morning of the event, Wendy Hammond from the Quesnel Women’s Resource, visited McNaughton Centre to discuss the event and its significance. After the presentation, students and staff walked to the Memorial Monument for Missing and Murdered Women to honour all women that have been victims of violence. Everyone present participated in a candle ceremony, offered flowers and written messages to the

victims and their families. The gathering was concluded with a moment of silence. This is the third consecutive year McNaughton Centre has supported Take Back the Night. It is a simple yet powerful way to provide student awareness and support and honour our missing and murdered women. We would like to thank Safeway Manager Wes Allen as well as Nancy and Kristy from the floral department for providing flowers for the ceremony. – submitted by Vicky Perdan

McNaughton students place candles at the missing and murdered women’s monument. Contributed photo


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Pipetoberfest 2013

Students of all abilities welcome to workshop The Quesnel Pipes and Drums are pleased to invite you to a piping and drumming workshop from Oct. 18 – 20. This two and a half day workshop begins Friday evening and runs through to Sunday afternoon. Students of all abilities are welcome, although instruction will be geared towards those with some experience.  Your tuition of $180 includes piping/ drumming instruction; coffee/tea/snacks for Saturday and Sunday; a Saturday night supper and Ceilidh. All participants will be encouraged to perform at the Ceilidh. Our instructors will also be performing at the Ceilidh.  Tenor drumming will also begin Friday night. Snare drumming begins Saturday morning due to our instructor’s work

commitments on Friday.

and teaching. Tenor drumming will begin Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. Snare drumming will begin Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Piping Jack Lee is the piping instructor.  For 30 years, Jack Lee has been regarded as one of the world’s leading pipers. His accomplishments as a solo piper, pipe band leader and teacher cause him to be in great demand as a performer and teacher throughout the world. Piping begins Friday evening at 6:30 p.m., with a piobaireachd presentation by Jack.  Saturday and Sunday will be spent working on new music presented by Jack.

Accommodation Band member Kelly Atkinson has graciously offered billeting accommodation. Contact her at 250-747-4363 for further information.

Haunted Corn Maze

Slightly Haunted Maze & House Oct. 6 & 13 - 11 am to 3 pm Admission $5 Concession at all haunted events. Night time Hours: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm October 4 • October 5 • October 11 October 12 • October 13

All of our events are family oriented events! Adults will NOT be allowed to drop their children off on the farm for the evening and return later to pick them up.


Drumming This year we have Tano Martone, side drummer and Brittany Angelveldt, tenor


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drummer, both members of the SFU band with years of experience in performing

Contact Lisa McCargar for further information regarding this workshop. We look forward to an incredible weekend of piping and drumming with you.

Please wear warm & appropriate clothes & footwear and have as much fun as we do planning this for you.

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Important Notice to City residents of South Quesnel

THE NEW COLLECTION SYSTEM BEGINS OCTOBER 18, 2013 Garbage carts will be delivered starting the week of October 7, 2013

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• The South Quesnel residential garbage pick-up day will be every Friday. • Your cart will be delivered exactly where you should place it on garbage day. • Read the information package that comes with the cart. • For more information, call City Hall at 250-992-2111, the Public Works department at 250-992-6330 or visit City Hall - 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5 T - 250-992-2111 W - Hours of operation are from 8:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (except Statutory Holidays)

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Lifestyles BACKER Julie and Tyler Backer are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kamryn Samantha who was born, STORK REPORT 10:50 p.m., July 30, 2013 and weighed eight pounds, 10 ounces. She was 21.5 inches long at birth. Big sister Brooklyn welcomes Kamryn home. A special thank you to Dr. Walker and nurses Kylie and Melissa at G. R. Baker Memorial Hospital.

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


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

“Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the lord draweth nigh.” James 5:8

Cora Lee Saunders and Ron Robert Gagnon are pleased to announce the birth of their son Blaise Leslie Gagnon who was born Sept. 24, 2013 at 1:05 a.m. and weighed five pounds and 12 ounces. Sister Rebecca and brother Jasper welcome Blaise home. Loving grandparents are Kimberly Ann Manning, Don Manning and Renee Gagnon. A big thanks to Dr. Craig and nurses Deston and Selena.

A Glimpse of History 50 yeArs AGo september 26, 1963 Board for rate increase; No interim Adjustment “Subsequent to a recent meeting with B.C. Hospital Insurance officials and correspondence with Health Minister Eric Martin, the Board of Directors of G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital is continuing to press for an increase in the per diem rate. The Board was informed that the situation here was under survey, and a wire would be coming from Mr. Martin, regarding an upward revision of rates. However, the wire received this week from the Health Minister states that interim adjustments would be given the hospital for the balance of the current year. While the adjustments would no doubt be sufficient to meet the increase in operating costs, the Board feels such a step is of only a temporary nature, and would be granting the required increase in per diem rate. Currently the per diem rate for G.R. Baker Hospital is pegged at $17.60. Increased service and improved patient care have boosted actual costs to $18.22 per day and it is felt allowance should be made on a realistic per diem rate rather than through the means of interim allowances.” ”This Column is to highlight our 50th Anniversary


The salvation army 246 st. laurent ave. 250-992-8784 Lieutenants Stefan & Laura Van Schaick Sunday service 11:00 am “Whosoever will may come”


Reviving Truth, Restoring Family, Releasing Destiny A community christian church where you’ll experience God’s love and grace to touch your life and impact your family Downtown Quesnel Suite 2 - 213 St. Laurent Avenue, Sunday mornings @ 10 am Great Children’s Program - 778-414-2728 WOW - Women of Worth Be the Change You Want to See! Build self-esteem/friendships. Open to all women. Reformation House, Suite 2, 213 St. Laurent Ave. Wednesdays 10 am - noon - 778-414-2728


250-747-3116 - 143 Coach Road Associate Pastor: Monte Harrop Family WoRship seRviCe 10:30 am Children’s Church (2-11 yr. olds) during service sUNDay sChool for all ages 9:15 am

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Thank you Quesnel for supporting the food Bank so generously.

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NORTHSTAR CHURCH Lighting the Way to Jesus, to Life, to Others.

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

For more information call 250-747-3248 2075 Balsam Ave.

Julie Koop - new Tribes Missions

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

lay Ministry • Sunday Service & Sunday School: ............... 1030 am • Healing Clinic: .......................... Tues. 9 am - 12 pm Call Lynn LeBlanc at 747-4694 for an appointment 218 Kinchant st. office: 250-992-2313

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Sunday Worship Service 9:15 & 11:00 am c 301 Northstar Road (2 doors from M Donalds) 250-992-8830

“THe MysTery revealed” PasTor JoHn nicHolson

st. John’s anglican Church 465 Kinchant street • 250-992-6152

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

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Saturday Services Bible Study 9:30 am Worship Service 11:00 am

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Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 7:00 pm Youth Ministry

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Obituary Tribute

Melvin Rockwell Point

January 2, 1950 ~ September 5, 2013 Melvin Rockwell Point, 63 of Quesnel, BC passed away September 5, 2013. He was born on Chehalis Reserve, to Bernice Walkem and Vernon Point (deceased 2012), on January 2nd, 1950. He was raised in Quesnel by Elizabeth and Edward Scott (deceased). Melvin was married to Leona Goulet on April 22nd, 1972. If there was a motto that could best describe him it was “Family First” there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his family.

B.C. Rivers Day Several watercraft set off from Ceal Tingley Park to celebrate B.C. Rivers Day, Sept. 29.

Melvin worked for Weldwood for 41 years. He loved hunting and fishing. Gave one of his kidneys to daughter Melennia, November 22, 2000 so that she could have a better quality of life. He had a heart attack in 2010 and was diagnosed with small cell cancer 2012. Melvin is survived by his loving wife Leona their five children Vanessa (Scott), Melennia, Kalaya (Buddy), Sarain, Tomasina, his mother Bernice, siblings Vera, Viola, Gloria, Vernard,

Colleen, Jeffery, Sharon, Vernon, Ardith, extended family of brothers and sisters, many nieces and nephews. We would like to express our gratitude to our friends, relatives and home care nursing for their love and support during this time.

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C ommunity C alendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS ETC... MONDAY DONATE WINTER COATS Super Suds Laundromat is cleaning donated winter coats this year so drop off used winter outerwear at 415 McLean Street. Once cleaned, they are available at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel. A big thank you to every who donates and to Super Suds. HOUSE PLANTS FOR SALE all proceeds to Lions Senior Housing, phone 250992-7184.

TUESDAY OAPO BRANCH 77 Meeting Oct. 15, 1 p.m. at Golden Centre. SENIORS CURL-

ING BEGINS Oct. 15, AGM to follow curling. Members will be contacted by phone. New members welcome – no experience necessary. For information contact curling rink, 250992-5813.

THURSDAY COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Anglican church hall. A grief support group for parents who have suffered the death of a child at any age or from any cause. Contact persons Fran 250-992-3956; Kristine 250-992-8883; or Bev 250-9923611.


TIPLE 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/ snacks Saturday and Sunday, a Saturday night supper and Ceilidh. For details and information on accommodation call Kelly Atkinson 250-747-4363 and registration contact Lisa McCargar 250992-9769.

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 25-9925081. GOLDEN CENTRE ANNUAL RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Drop off items at the centre Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch available. MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO Oct. 12, part of worldwide effort. Meet at 2 p.m. at Robin’s Donuts parking lot. For information contact Carelyn, 250-9910939.


ING FUN CURLING LEAGUE looking for new members, beginners and experienced. Sign up at Legion or phone Darcey, 250992-2455. Deadline to register, Oct. 4, but will accept late registration if space permits. Season begins Oct. 20, 10 a.m.

ONGOING EVENTS ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY OF B.C. Caregivers support group. Learn andshare your experiences with other caregivers. Meets every third Tuesday of the month, 1 – 3 p.m. in hospital upper board room – south entrance. For information call 250-9910058. QUESNEL’S CA-

NADIAN CANCER SOCIETY OFFICE WANTS TO KNOW – on a scale of 1 – 5 how important are local unit services and programs to you and your community? Share your opinion, by visiting the office, 332 Front Street, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday to Friday; call 250992-6551; or email

Meetings and Special Events, Workshops, Signups and Non-profit Groups will run in the Sunday or Wednesday edition. The deadline for the Wednesday Observer is Monday at noon, and the deadline for the weekend edition is Wednesday at 5 pm. All meeting notices and regular submissions to Community Calendar must be renewed every three months. Due to the volume of material, we clear the column every three months and only print newly submitted material.

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Down through the generations

Deane’s academy gets a new master JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter

Joel Kolenchuk, top, teaches his students at Deane’s Black Belt Academy. After twenty years of training with the school he is taking the reigns.

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Deane's Black Belt Academy will not be changing its name, even though Bob Deane is passing his gi and belt on to the next generation. "People always ask me that," Joel Kolenchuk, the next master of the academy, said with a laugh. "Right now I don't see a reason to." It’s a question he says he gets as soon as he tells anyone he’s taking over for Deane. But Kolenchuk has been with the school for 20 years and is very conscious of all the work that has made the place as it is. “I’ve always had a huge amount of respect for Master Deane,” Kolenchuk said. “So to be trusted with something this big, something he’s poured his life into, is monumental for me.” Deane didn’t make the choice lightly either. The school is like his child, he said, and he wanted to make sure that he could trust the person caring for it. “I had other martial artists wanting to move and take over the school and I couldn’t – Joel was the only choice,” Deane said. Now that Kolenchuk has taken over, he has felt the extra weight that comes with running the school, with the extra paperwork and the running around it entails. Each hour on the floor requires two hours in paperwork and miscellaneous, work, Deane said. All the work around the teaching will be the real learning curve for Kolenchuk. But both are confident that he will be able to keep the school running

I had other martial artists wanting to move and take over the school and I couldn't – Joel was the only choice. –Bob Deane

smoothly. With the extra paperwork and the hours all the new work requires comes some new perks for the new master. “The most interesting thing is with the little, little kids. They’re new and haven’t been taught by anyone else,” Kolenchuk said. “They’re 100 per cent my students.” The new students will see much the same school as the old students did, as Kolenchuk has no plans to make any major changes in the near future. He does, however, intend on keeping the club on the cutting edge of the martial arts world. “There’s a lot of new and exciting opportunities in the martial arts community right now, and I’d like to keep the club on the cutting edge,” he said. With that in mind, Kolenchuk is heading down to Kamloops to study up on a new martial art, Teuk Gong Moo Sool, from Jeff Viani, a long time friend to Deane. The name, and the Tae Kwon Do school it’s attached to has a long history in town, with Bob Deane starting it 30 years ago and nursing it through its infancy to the thriving school it is today. Though years in the making, the change comes after a lot of soul searching from both of them.

“We’d talked about him becoming a partner in the school last year,” Bob Deane aid. “We were going to do that, but then he left to pursue other things.” The discussion came after Kolenchuk had helped out teaching, starting as a volunteer right up until he became a certified instructor, for almost 10 years. Kolenchuk said he wanted to keep his options open as a variety of options presented themselves to him. But a new job running the sales department at Ford had him rethinking how he spent his time. “I could be a really good Tae Kwon Do instructor or a really good car guy or I could be kind of average at both,” Deane said. “People who know me know I don’t like to be average at anything.” With the return of Kolenchuk to the fold, Deane made the big decision. “We decided it was time for me to let go.” Deane won’t be quitting cold turkey, though; he’ll still teach classes when he has the time, but on a more recreational basis. Letting the academy go will also, somewhat ironically, allow him more time to practice the sport. His new lifestyle has given him a freedom that he hasn’t had in 30 years, but it comes with its sacrifices. “I’m going to miss the kids more than anything. I love being around the kids. I think that’s what’s kept me feeling so young,” he said. But Deane will be back there, training and enjoying his time.

Boxing clubs finds new home on the westside JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter The Two Rivers Boxing club has found a new home at the West Park Mall, where Easy Homes used to be. Boxers attended their first practice in the new space Wednesday, as head coach Matt Tessier made frames to hang the heavy bags from.

With just the and had been for some time. single hiccup and a “The guys need the ring to The society had given floor full of people the club a good price, but learn how to fight in the the space had always been training, Tessier was happy with limiting for the club. ring.” Coach Matt Tessier the new digs. Often they would have to “All in all it’s forgo practice if another been a very good group rented the hall. move,” he said. The limitations would have become The club was previously renting a even more strict after the completion of space from the Quesnel Tillicum society the planned renovations at the Tillicum

Society. The club would no longer be able to hang their heavy bags in the renovated hall. That, combined with the months of closure the renovations would entail, convinced both parties that the Tillicum society was not necessarily the best home for the club any more. “We had no choice but to move,” Tessier said. See PAGE A14


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Clockwise from top: the club celebrated their first practice with cake and juice; the view from outside the new home of the club; boxers train in the temporary ring set up in the club. Jonas Gagnon photos

There’s nowhere like home from A13 The new space will also allow them to have the ring set up for sparring, which they were not able to do at the Tillicum Society. This will be a boon for the boxers. “The guys need the ring to learn how to fight in the ring,” Tessier said. “It’s a big difference fighting in the ring than sparring on the floor.” The ring isn’t currently set up at their new place, though. The club is waiting for the show at St. Anne’s at the end of the month before moving it to the new space were it will reside semipermanently – it will move for shows and on the occasional time a club in Prince George needs it. Besides having the ring, the

new home also allows the club unfettered access along with more visibility. This will allow boxers to train more often when bouts are coming up. It will also allow the club to grow, expanding into classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, when the club is currently dark. Tessier hopes the extra visibility and convenient location will help the club grow and fill up its new location. With all those solid benefits, there’s always the less concrete benefit of having a place to call your own, and there’s a lot to say for that. “There’s a little more pride for the boxers, as it’s their own place,” Tessier said. “They like it already.”

WILLIAMSLAKE LAKESALE SALE--THURSDAY THURSDAYSEPT JUNE26TH 20TH WILLIAMS Today in Williams Lake saw excellent volume withhead justofunder 450 Williams Lake Sale was alive with action Thursday as 500 cattle were high Well today this sale set off and with bulls a powerful loadaofsteady heifers from head!lighted. Well over 250 butcher cows showed sale. the headsetofatheir Black Angus open heifers notched TheGang GangRanch. Ranch 53 today pace877 as lb. they showcased a load of butcher 129.00. 20 head of their 779 lb. heifers marked 133.75, the big girls 918 lb. saw cows, the young pen of 24 head of heiferettes 1024 lbs powered to 126.00. Ramstad Cattle Co. 955 lb. open Black Angus heifers met 125.75. Ken 107.00 with 885 lb at 119.00. The mature butcher cows reached 71.75. & Jody Malm had 925 lb. steers trade to 134.00, the big brothers 1050 lb. traded to 117.00. Thehit 14186.00. Mile Ranch 1150Springs lb. heifers traded to 105.50. Pinnacle 1898 lb bulls The Char Ranch 2010 lb butcher bulls View Limousin’ 1138 lb.& heifers Lindsay Cheryltopped Moore marked 83.75.s bigGordon Linda marked Watts 2125 butcher&bulls were back again this week with a good group of 855 lb. steers marking 137.75. 85.00. Pusmal’ Ken & Ginger topped our bullRedl trade at 2045 lbslb.hitting Marion s 828 lb.Cameron Angus heifers hit 128.00. Ranch had 721 Black 87.50 and 2020 lb bulls at 88.00. The Harris Ranch 1335 butcher steers top 155.75. Greg McDonalds 796 lb. steers sold to 141.75. Butcher cows today were unevenly lower. The Rafter T Ranch Taylor had 1390 cows hit 74.00. George Dinwoody also had 1602/ Dave lb butcher cows hitlb.74.50. trade to 68.75. & Janice Magnuson 1610 lb.1329 butcher cowsbrought trade to Garrett RanchesFredliner load of kill cowshad weighed lb and 69.50. They also showcased their powerful calves. The 1st group of 484 lb. 72.50.XThe 130 Mile Ranchthe alsobighad lb butcher 74.25. Simm s/c traded to 163.00, 6301330 lb. Simm s/c met cows Marion Walters&433 Susan Stidall their load of156.00. fancy Gord 750 lb Pusmal’ lb. Black h/cofhitPrince 155.00,George the 560saw lb. s/c brought & Louise Gerrard’ 600 lb. Red ChristoHodel’ s 423 lb. s/c topped red steers hits134.00, the h/c 825hitlb 134.50. steers sold 130.25 a beautiful pen 157.50. Lake Cattle / Alkali and Lake the Division hadheifers a load of809 966lblb.traded Angus of theirDouglas 760 lb heifers metCo.125.00 heavy heifers which brought 123.00, the 1055 lb. heifers sold to 119.00. Scott McLeod to 115.00 their s/c penrolled of 647 lb heifers traded tosaw 127.00. Dave had 457 lb. Black to 160.00, the 343 lb. s/c 173.00. P &Wootten K Wilker witha18tophead top quality 800 s/c lb heifers they totraded 112.25. Vics/c& with set ofofheavy Black Angus 579 lb. trade 155.00towith 487 lb. notching 158.50. Mikelb&steers Sandytop Lepetich thelbbest calves in the Sue Meyer had 683 143.00with andsome theirof558 steers notched sale. Their 17 head of 540 lb. Black & Bwf s/c raced to 156.50, the 600 lb. s/c met 162.00 with 612 lb heifers at 139.50. John & Denise Trueman had 675 151.50. The Dizzy D Ranch saw their 548 lb. s/c notch 147.50. Art Meldrum had lb steers top&144.50. 604 lb. Black Bwf s/c top 152.00.

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Jonas Gagnon Observer Reporter Playing football in someone else’s equipment is never fun, but that’s what Correlieu has been doing since their gear got to old to use – renting equipment from Prince George. They’re hoping to change that, though. And their first step will be to throw a Halloween party. The group is hoping to raise funds by selling tickets to their Halloween party on Oct. 26 at the Senior’s Centre. The event is an adult-only, fullylicensed event, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going towards the cost of new equipment. The $20 fee will include access to the dress up party and what promises to be a crazy dance floor full of ghouls and goblins, door prizes, a silent auction, a midnight buffet and a red eye service. The fund raiser has received a lot of local support from businesses and promises to have an array of interesting door prizes and silent auction items. As of right now, the team pays $2,500 dollars a season to rent the equipment from Prince George. The new equipment is estimated to cost $10,000 dollars. The group hopes to raise over half of the funds required through the party. Tickets will be available from Design Flooringm Reason 2 Run or Rocky Store.

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

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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 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 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 Applications to be forwarded to: Sherry Shaw Please include: • Copies of Education Documentation • References: Three Names and phone numbers of recent supervisors Closing Date: October 16, 2013 We thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Front Office Manager This is a salary position. Management or supervisory experience in tourism or customer service is preferred. Please submit resume in person or by fax to


Do you have an event coming up? Do you know of an athlete worthy of recognition? If so, call 250-992-2121 and let us know. email:

ELECTRICIAN Tolko Industries Ltd. is currently seeking a CertiďŹ ed 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. POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for the preventive maintenance repair, installation and modification of equipment. 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 BUILD YOUR CAREER WITH US! “We provide a dynamic environment w/ competitive compensation where people succeed as our most valuable resource.â€? READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: submit your resume by October 6, 2013.


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



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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


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Laminates - $0.69/sq ft Engineered - $1.99/sq ft Hardwood - $2.79/sq ft Overnight Delivery in most of BC!

Thank-you to: Susan & Dan from Cricket 14 Catering A & W for the Root Beer The Quesnel Fire Station - Mike Russell and Mark Rawling

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

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

Pets & Livestock

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Acreage for Sale

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

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

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

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

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave. Small 2Bdrm. House for Sale. Call (250)983-5979

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Solid, 2BR rancher on large .31 ac city lot. New kitchen cabinets and lots of newer flooring and paint. Pellet stove. Fenced yard. Priced to sell at $79,900 #4273 Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

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

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Nicole Thon(Fraser River GM), Kathy Canuel, Patty Morgan (Tourist Infor Centre), Bill Cole (Downtown Tire), William Lacy (Remax), Maria Berlin (Petro Can), Neil Guardiero (Save On Foods), Kelsey Mallett (from Fraser River GM for Integris Credit Union), Super Margi (Safeway)


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Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

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Spacious executive home on 1.13 acres. Just 7 yrs old with a new addition offering a new master B/R, D/R, deck & 24x40 garage, 7 BR’s plus a den, all with walkin closets, custom kitchen, lg L/R & more. #4306 $349,900

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

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Cars - Domestic B5



Cariboo Regional District



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

2001 PT Cruiser. 150K, 4cyl, auto, sunroof, fully equipped,heated seats, ex tires & runner, very clean. $4950 (250) 255-4509

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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 1 & 3 bdrm apt in N. Quesnel avail Nov 1. $650/mo (1bdrm), $850/mo (3bdrm) suitable for mature working person/couple or for seniors. N/S, N/P, ref req (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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Housesitting House sitter avail immed 3mo +. Responsible, professional, mature. Pet friendly. Ref avail. (250) 925-0931

Homes for Rent Bright modern house over looking 10 mile Lake. Fully & beautifully furnished. Backs on to park trails. Nice gym, N/S, N/P. Available Nov until April $1200/mo. Call (250)9250110. 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

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

Construction of Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department East Hall

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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

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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

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

Suites, Upper 2bdrm upper suite, suitable for sngl or cpl. N/P. $600, util incld. Avail Nov (250) 9926189 or (250)983-9131

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


Cars - Domestic

1996 Saturn 4dr, 4cyl, auto 160km, good cond, N/S, runs great, good tires $1500 (250)992-8747

2000 Pontiac Grand Am 175...Km. 5spd, man trans, 4cyl, P/W, P/L with studded winters on rims. $2500 obo. (250)991-2461 188 Carson Avenue 250-992-2121



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r i a F Fall 3 1 0 2 s t l u s Re THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS & VOLUNTEERS Staples HMC All Haul Quesnel Cariboo Observer The Rush Sign Stop Quesnel Ag Parts Total Pet United Concrete BC Cattlemen’s Assn. M/M Ranch Colleen Broughton Quesnel Cattlemen’s Assn. Grassland Equipment

McDonalds North Cariboo Growers Co-Op, Pooch Palace Boston Pizza Mike Nelson & Family Brown Save on Foods The Bargain Hunter Quesnel Bee Keepers Active Rental Antique Machinery Park West Central Pipe Dairy Queen Subway Cariboo Mining Assn.

Sandman Hotel A&W Grassland Equipment Mr Mikes Douglas Lake Equipment Butch Hopp Adam Johnson Deni Stone Willow Eyford Fauna Eyford Triple L Trophies Cool Creations Agribuilt Bouchie Lake Farm & Feed

Also a Big Thank You to all of our wonderful judges who gave their time and expertise to judge all of our wonderful classes from Chickens to Pumpkins. To anyone I have missed I apologize in advance. There were so many wonderful people who gave unselfishly of their time and resources that I am sure I have missed some of you. Without the help and support of these wonderful people the 29th Annual Quesnel Fall Fair would not have been possible. And of course a HUGE Thank You to all of the Fall Fair members, their families and friends for their tireless efforts throughout the year and especially for all of the hard work during the Fall Fair Weekend.


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Quesnel Fall Fair Results Poultry

Beef Heifer Calf

American Breed

Best in Show - Gerry Knauf

Best in Show - Judy Girard Reserve - Lou Dobie

Modern Game Best in Show - Judy Girard Reserve - Autumn Christen

Turkey Best in Show - Betty Jackson

Duck Best in Show - Morgan Wood Farms Reserve - Victor Edwards

Pidgeon Flying Best in Show - Jerry Runge

Shown By A Youth Jaicie Kastrukoff

Peppers Sweet Red

Dog Show Senior Handler

1 - Lou Dobie 2nd - Carolyne Blanchet 3rd - Kate Palfrey st

Show Junior Handler

1st - Jaicie Kastrukoff 2nd - Emily Bergeron 3rd - Olivia Williams

Speed Racer

1st - Christy Wheeler 2nd - Lou Dobie 3rd - Carolyne Blanchet

Dog Pull

Vegetables Beans Green

1st - Travis Giesbrecht 2nd - E Brigden 3rd - Janet Edwards

Beans Other

1st - Janet Edwards 2nd - E Brigden

Beets Globe

2nd - Janet Edwards

Beets Baby

2nd - Janet Edwards


3rd - M Anderson /Janet Edwards


Best in Show - Betty Jackson


Best in Show - Lou Dobbie

Shown By A Youth

Best in Show - Landon Cruikshank

Pet Parade Smallest Pet

Best in Show - Landon Cruikshank

Curliest Hair

Best in Show - Jaicie Kastrukoff

Cabbage Savoy

3rd - M Anderson /Janet Edwards

Carrots 7” & Over

1st - Gene Pascuzzo

Carrots Under 4”

1st - Lou Dobie 2nd - Janet Edwards 3rd - E Brigden

Carrots 4”-7”

1st - Lou Dobie 2nd - Gene Pascuzzo 3rd - E Brigdon


2nd - Janet Edwards


1 - E Brigdon st

Most Unusual

Best in Show - Bailey Peel

Longest Tail

Best in Show - Mia Knauf

Shortest tail

Best in Show - Arianna Langan

Onions Yellow

1st - Paul Zeegers 2nd - Elsie Bryde 3rd - Lou Dobie

Onions Other

Most Knowledgeable Owner

1st - E Brigdon 2nd - Lou Dobie 3rd - Gene Pascuzzo

Best Decorated

1st - E Bryde

Longest Ears

1st - Janet Edwards

Best in Show - Jordan Rossmann Best in Show - Pheonix Knauf Best in Show - Sophia Langan

Peppers Hot Red

Longest Bean

1st - Rose Eklund

1st - Christy Wheeler 2nd - Jaicie Kastrukoff 3rd - Carolyne Blanchet


Biggest Zucchini

1st - M Anderson 2nd - Debbie Stevens 3rd - Marion Gordon

1st - Janet Edward 2nd - Rose Eklund


Peas Regular

1st - E Brigden 2nd - Janet Edwards

Peppers Other 1st - Rose Eklund

Oddest Shaped Vegetable

1st - Janet Edwards 2nd - Marion Gordon

Potatoes Early 3rd - Janet Edwards

Potatoes Mid Season 2nd - Lou Dobie

Pumpkin 1 - Janet Edwards 2nd - Rose Eklund st


1st - George Edwards

Squash Spaghetti 1st - Elise Brigdon 2nd - Cecilia Grey

Squash Other 1st - Paul Zeegers 2nd - Rose Eklund

Tomatoes Garden Ripe 1st - E Brigdon 2nd - M Anderson 3rd - Janet Edwards

Tomatoes Greenhouse Ripe 1st - Paul Zeegers 2nd - Lou Dobie

Tomatoes Cherry Ripe 1st - Paul Zeegers 2nd - Janet Edwards

Vegetable Marrow 1st - E Brigdon

Zucchini Baking 2”-4” 2nd - Cecilia Grey

Zucchini Yellow 1st - Paul Zeegers

Vegetable Collection 1st - Marion Gordon

Fun Competition Biggest Pepper 1st - Janet Edwards

Biggest Potatoe 1st - Marion Gordon 2nd - Travis Giesbrecht

Biggest Pumpkin 1st - Travis Giesbrecht 2nd - M Anderson 3rd - Paul Zeegers


1st - Paul Zeegers 2nd - Janet Edwards

Crab Apples

1st - Cecilia Grey 2nd - Paul Zeegers 3rd - Elsie Brigden


1st - Paul Zeegers


1st - Elsa Graf

Dahlia Pom Pom

1st - Elsa Graf

Marigold 2” & Under Double

2nd - Elsie Brigden

Roses Floribunda

1st - Elsie Brigden

Collection Of Cut Flowers

1st - Elsa Graf

Any Cut Flowers Not Listed

1st - Elsa

Arrangements Tea Cup & Saucer

1st - Marion Gordon

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Quesnel Fall Fair Results Potted House Plants African Violet 1st - Cecilia Grey

Begonia Rex

Photography Animal Adult 1st - Mariah Kampman & Janet Edwards 2nd - Barb Herringshaw 3rd - Mary Rossmann

2nd - Cecilia Grey

Coleus 2nd - Cecilia Grey

People Candid 1st - Lisa Larsen 2nd - Elexa Cruikshank 3rd - Janet Edwards

People Portrait Single 1st - Elexa Cruikshank 2nd - Mariah Kampman 3rd - Janet Edwards

People Portrait Group 1st - Elexa Cruikshank 2nd - Janet Edwards 3rd - Geoffrey Kurtz

Ivy 1 - Cecilia Grey st

Any House Plant Not Listed

Scenic Historic

1st - Cecilia Grey

1 - Janet Edwards 2nd - Geoffrey Kurtz 3rd - Myles Busch st

Begonia Tuberous Upright 1st - Cecilia Grey

Scenic Landscape

Fuchsia Upright Single

1st - Mary Rossmann 2nd - Myles Busch 3rd - Elisa Larsen

1 - Cecilia Grey st

Geranium Upright Pot

Senior Citizens Knitted Any Item 1st - Lou Dobie

Spinning & Weaving Exotic Yarn 2nd - Lou Dobie

Wool Multi Ply 3rd - Lou Dobie

Open Any Fiber 3rd - Lou Dobie

Knit Or Crochet Hat 1st - Lou Dobie

Shawl Or Scarf

Sports Action

1st - Lou Dobie & Linda Atkinson

Open Any Item

1st - Cecilia Grey

1 - Geoffrey Kurtz 2nd - Mary Rossmann 3rd - Mariah Kampman

Geranium Other

Still Life

1st - Cecilia Grey


Geranium Ivy

1st - Cecilia Grey

1st - Myles Busch 2nd - Mary Rossmann 3rd - Mariah Kampman

Hang Ups For Outdoor Use Begonia Tuberous Hanging 1st - Cecilia Grey

Fuchsia Trailing 1st - Cecilia Grey

Geranium Trailing 1st - Cecilia Grey

Hanging Basket For Shade 1st - Cecilia Grey

Victorian Splendor 1 - Cecilia Grey st

Animal Baby

1st - Barb Herringshaw 2nd - Mary Rossmann 3rd - Janet Edwards

Animal Humorous

Digital Enhanced

1st - Mary Rossmann 2nd - Elexa Cruikshank 3rd - Geoffrey Kurtz

Animal Wild 1st - Barb Herringshaw 2nd - Lisa Larsen 3rd - Janet Edwards

Bird Domestic

Crafts Jewellery Other Than Beadwork 1st - Judy Girard

Wood Carving 1 - Mary Rossmann st

Scrap Book Page 1st - Barb Herringshaw


1st - Mariah Kampman 2nd - Janet Edwards 3rd - Myles Busch

Bird Wild 1st - Myles Busch 2nd - Barb Herringshaw 3rd - Erin Rossmann

Flower Domestic 1st - Elexa Cruikshank 2nd - Mary Rossman & Mariah Kampman 3rd - Geoffrey Kurtz

Metal Any Item

Flower Wild

1st - Judy Girard

1st - Barb Herringshaw

Miscellaneous Any Item

Insects & Reptiles

2nd - Judy Girard

Decorated Recycled Item 1st - Judy Girard

1st - Mary Rossmann 2nd - Barb Herringshaw 3rd - Elexa Cruikshank

Machinery Action

Visual Arts Sculpture Any Media

1st - Erin Rossmann 2nd - Janet Edwards 3rd - Geoffrey Kurtz

1st - Barry McKillican

Machinery Still

Open Any Technique

1st - Myles Busch 2nd - Mariah Kampman 3rd - Geoffrey Kurtz

1st - Barry McKillican

Digital Not Enhanced

1st - Judy Girard 2nd - Erin Rossmann 3rd - Mariah Kampman

1 - Barb Herringshaw 2nd - Judy Girard st

Needlework Picture Over 10” 1st - Susan Phillips

Crochet Open 1st - Tracy Bauer

Knitting Afghan

3rd - Lou Dobie

Weaving Scarves Or Accessories 1st - Marlene Hohertz

Open 2nd - Marlene Hohertz

Felting Clothing 1st - Marlene Hohertz

Novelty Item 1st - Lou Dobie & Marlene Hohertz

Open 1st - Marlene Hohertz 2nd - Lou Dobie


2nd - Liz Richardson

1st - Judy Foley


Robin Hood’s Best Muffin

1st - Lou Dobie

2nd - Judy Foley


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Quesnel Fall Fair Results Canning - Pickles

Pears 2nd - Lou Dobie

Beets 2nd - Carol A Weremy

Bread & Butter 2 - Cecilia Gray nd

Dill With Garlic 1st - Cecilia Gray

Dill With No Garlic 2nd - Cecilia Gray

Sweet Mix 2nd - Cecilia Gray

Other 1st - Paul Zeegers

Collection 2nd - Cecilia Gray

Canning - Relish Beet 2nd - Carol A Weremy

Green Relish 1st - Cecilia Gray

Relish Other 1st - Cecilia Gray

Best In Show

Jam & Jelly Apricot Jam Blueberry Jam 1st - Cecilia Gray

Mixed Fruit Jam 1st - Cecilia Gray

Peach Jam 1st - Cecilia Gray

Raspberry Jam 1st - Cecilia Gray

Strawberry Jam 1st - Cecilia Gray

Any Not Listed 1st - Cecilia Gray

Jam Collection 1st - Cecilia Gray

Black Currant Jelly

Canned Fruit Applesauce 2nd - Carol A Weremy

Peaches 1st - lou Dobie

Smallest Egg 1st - Janet Edwards 2nd - Judy Girard 3rd - Rose Eklund

Drawing Pencil 1st - Courtney Hopton

Vegetable Person

1st - Cecilia Gray

2nd - Courtney Hopton

Fireweed Jelly

Craft Recycled


1st - Cecilia Gray

Jelly Collection Wild 1st - Cecilia Gray

Miscellaneous Any Item Not Listed 2nd - Paul Zeegers

Certo Best Jam Or Jelly Jam Or Jelly 1st - Cecilia Gray

Children 9-11 Years Baking Cookies Chocolate Chip 1st - Victor Edwards

Cookies No Bake 2nd - Branda Eggert & Victor Edwards 3rd - Kyle Eggert


2nd - Brenda Eggert 3rd - Kyle Eggert

Photo Animals 1st - Jordan Rossmann 2nd - Kyle Eggert 3rd - Branda Eggert

Photo Scenic 1st - Kyle Eggert 2nd - Jordan Rossmann 3rd - Branda Eggert

Photo People 1st - Jordan Rossmann 2nd - Victor Edwards 3rd - Branda Eggert

Fun For Kids 14 & Under Longest Bean

Saskatoon Jelly

Jelly Collection

1st - Rose Eklund 2nd - M Anderson

Largest Egg 1st - Janet Edwards

Children 5 & Under


Full Frames

Eggs Other 1st - Lou Dobie 2nd - Janet Edwards

Crab Apple Jelly 1st - Cecilia Gray

1 - Cecilia Gray 2nd - Carol A Weremy

1 - Rose Eklund 2nd - Fred Harder 3rd - Lynda Atkinson

Eggs Brown 1st - Lynda Atkinson 2nd - Paul Zeegers 3rd - Rose Eklund


1st - Gene Pascuzzo 2nd - Lynda Atkinson


Poultry & Dairy

1 - Cecilia Gray st

1 - Cecilia Gray


Bernardin Gift Pack 2nd - Judy Foley

1 - Cecilia Gray



3rd - Judy Foley


Red Currant Jelly


Bernardin Home Canning Contest

2nd - Courtney Hopton

1st - Nicole Edwards 2nd - Victor Edwards

Biggest Carrot 1st - Victor Edwards 2nd - Nicole Edwards

Biggest Pumpkin 1st - Victor Edwards 2nd - Nicole Edwards

Oddest Shaped Vegetable 1st - Victor Edwards 2nd - Nicole Edwards

Largest Potato

Children 6-8 Years Vegetable Person 1st - Chloe Hopton 2nd - Courtney Hopton

Craft Recycled

1st - Victor Edwards 2nd - Nicole Edwards

Muffins Bran Muffins 1st - Chloe Hopton

1st - Chloe Hopton

Photography 1st - Ethan Rossmann

Carrots 1st - Owen Rossmann 2nd - Chloe Hopton

Salt Block Sculpture 1st - Victor Edwards

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Quality produce is putting money where our mouth is


s farmers’ markets bustle again with harvesting activity, it is clear that Canadians continue to embrace the local and organic food movement, even if it costs them more at the check-out. In fact, according to a survey commissioned by the KitchenAid brand, 55 per cent of Canadians are willing to pay more for premium fruits and vegetables, be it organic, locally grown, or free trade. We can buy in abundance, but the biggest challenge is keeping it fresh and preventing spoilage. Take a look at these tips to preserve your premium fruits and vegetables long enough to enjoy them: Keep them separated: Understand that some fruits and vegetables shouldn’t be stored together. Apples, a fall favourite, produce a gas called ethylene as they ripen. This gas can prematurely ripen foods that are sensitive to it, like yams, so be sure to keep ethylene-producing foods away from ethylenesensitive foods. Embrace new technology: Today you can actually get

refrigerators that help prolong the life of produce. This is especially important if you are buying from a farm or roadside stand, since local fruits and vegetables are allowed to fully ripen before being harvested. They will require proper refrigeration to preserve freshness and prevent spoilage. Retailers tell us that KitchenAid refrigerators with the Preserva food care system are equipped to tackle ethylene gas, humidity, temperature control and odours – all of which contribute to the over-ripening of fruits and veggies. This refrigeration innovation can actually help keep food fresher, longer – lettuce, for example can last up to four days longer. Resurrect your vegetables: When your veggies begin to lose their lustre, try placing them in ice water for several minutes. The cool water permeates the skin and restores crispness. Another option is to add these veggies to soups, stews and stir fries to use them up before they spoil. Know when it’s time to toss: Dispose of rotten fruits and vegetables straight away as they can quickly spoil or contaminate other foods. –NC

Meet Corinne Derksen

Our newest Nail Technician specializing in Gel Nails & Pedicures

1/2 Price on Nails

for October when booking with Corinne Call to book your appointment today Maple Park Shopping Center


Medical Services

Provided here in Quesnel • Allergy Testing • Circumcisions • Vasectomies Call to book your appointment Dr. Pieter Slabbert Inc. Fraserview Medical Associates Suite 32. 665 Front St. (250) 992 3636

Hairwest 250-992-7347

The Smart Behind The Art We’ll be closed Sept. 28th & Reopened Oct. 15th Our new address will be

796 Vaughan St. In North Quesnel

I can help you with all your advertising needs. Give me a call today.

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Complete Bandsaw & Round Saw Sales & Service & Sharpening “We Sharpen EVERYTHING” • Carpentry Saws & Tools • Household Saws & Tools • Carbide Service • Knife Grinding • Electric Shears • Bandsaw Sharpening 2680 Campbell Cres. (Industrial Park - end of road) 250-992-9119

Jeff and Leisa are excited to show off the new digs. Regular hours of business are Tues. – Sat. • 9:30 am - 5 pm Drop-ins always welcome. Seniors discount everyday. Late or early appointments available by request. Wella products. 796 Vaughan St. Look us up on facebook


Call Karen or Tracey to book your ad in the Professional Services Directory. 250-992-2121


Friday, October 4, 2013 Quesnel Cariboo Observer


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

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

Quesnel Cariboo Observer, October 04, 2013  
Quesnel Cariboo Observer, October 04, 2013  

October 04, 2013 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer