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Rod Beattie delivers a cast of characters Teresa Mallam Letter from Wingfield Farm stars Rod Beattie along with a cast of characters he knows very well. Indeed, the actor has played the role of Walt Wingfield thousands of times but he never tires of him. He also portrays Ed, a Larkspur newspaper editor, Jimmy, the nervous mechanic, old farmer The Squire and many more. Seven plays have been based on the Wingfield characters and Beattie hopes his debut performance at Theatre North West this month will win over new fans. The plays written by Dan Needles are based on a series of letters written to Walt’s friend Ed about his “mid-life crisis” change of career from stockbroker to farmer. They are set in a small (fictional) town in Ontario called Persephone Township. The story is about Walt’s misadventures and Beattie says that he never gets tired of bringing Walt and all his friends to life on the stage with every performance. “It’s strange really because I have gotten sick of other roles I’ve played a lot but I never get bored with this one. It’s always fresh. Part of that is the great characters – the other part is that Walt is talking to a new audience all the time, as is Ed, and the audience is a partner, so that makes it a new experience every time out.” Performing Wingfield 150 to 200 times a year doesn’t leave the actor much room for enjoying time off. However Beattie recently got in some vacation time and he spent it on the road in a fast car. “I took a week off to travel to Newfoundland – where I’ve never been – and I drove in the annual Targa road rally. It’s sort of a [non competitive] car race, they take you to places where you can drive on off roads at high speeds you otherwise could not do. “ I love driving, I love driving fast ... and I’ve had a little experience at it so we just had a ball,” said Beattie. Asked how difficult it is for him to shift from one Wingfield personality to another, Beattie immediately changes his “regular” voice and slips into character. “There is a sequence at the beginning of the third play where Ed says to Doreen, ‘Lock the door will ya. I feel an editorial coming on... When you run a small town weekly some days are worse than others. ‘I just had a fellow in here who said he wanted to buy the paper. I said that will be 50 cents. ‘No,’ he said he wanted to buy the whole business. And I said, ‘that’s what I meant too.’”

There are days you see, said Beattie, when Ed’s not so keen about his job.” As an actor, Beattie agrees people often confuse him with his character – but he rather likes that. “I answer to Walt [he laughs] and I don’t mind doing that. I suppose it’s a form of typecasting but I don’t mind. For one thing, I’m being typecast as about 50 different personalities, so it’s not so limiting.” One actor playing multiple characters is challenging but it also comes up as a good opportunity, he says. “It doesn’t come up very often. Most one person shows are really based on one main person. Even Billy Bishop [Goes to War] which does have other characters in it, is really about Billy Bishop and he’s by far the main character.” How hard is it to be the only actor that is physically present and talking on stage for the duration of the play? “It’s a lot of talking. When I performed Macbeth at Stratford Festival years ago [an interviewer] said: ‘What’s it like playing one of the big parts ... with all the memorizing and all that?’ And I said, ‘Actually it’s kind of a step back because it’s not as physically demanding as what I used to do.’ You have to be in shape to do this stuff and you have to give it your full concentration.” Beattie says that he’s looking forward to being in Prince George and introducing his characters to the local audience. “I know for someone who hasn’t seen the Wingfield plays, it’s going to be a hard thing to grasp. These are apparently letters to the editor of a newspaper and they are about a man who’s in mid-life crisis and he decides he’s going to change his life. “Instead of becoming a stock broker he went back to the farm and then he joined the newspaper. He’s had both sides of it, rural and city life.” With a long list of acting credits to his name, Beattie says his career has offered many rewards, not the least of which has been knowing that audiences take away something positive. “Film and TV are often a lot of fun but I am a stage actor,” said Beattie. “There is nothing that appeals to me more than being in front of a live audience, in a unique situation, at eight o’clock one evening, having to do something for them that is faithful to the text, during a two-hour interlude in their lives which I hope will leave them changed somehow.” Dan Needles’ Letter From Wingfield Farm, directed by Douglas Beattie, plays at Theatre North West in Parkhill Centre from Oct. 2 to 23. Tickets are for sale at Books and Company or phone 250-614-0039.

Terry MANZO/Special to Free Press North Rod Beattie performs in Theatre North West’s production of Letter from Wingfield Farm which runs until Oct. 23 at TNW in Parkhill Centre.



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Baby born too soon Teresa Mallam Claire Headrick, 3, runs from the living room Wednesday and then quickly returns with her sticker book in hand and sits down to watch Curious George on T.V. She is an active and happy child. Parents Chad and Joanne watch her and they smile. Their lives now are a total contrast from when every breath their newborn daughter took was met with relief and every “good day” she had was celebrated. Claire was born May 2, 2010 at Prince George Regional Hospital (now UHNBC). At just 25 weeks gestation, she had entered the world three-and-a-half months premature – much to the surprise of her young parents. She weighed one pound, nine ounces. “After two hours of painful contractions, I was in full labour,” said Joanne. “I had to have an emergency C-section and the baby had to be flown to Vancouver. I couldn’t go with her because I was in no shape to travel so Chad

A family photo of Chad Headrick’s loving hand over the head of his premature newborn daughter, Claire, shows how small she was in 2010. She weighed one pound nine ounces at birth.

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went. “I only saw her for about five minutes before they took her away and I didn’t see her again until Day 2.” The visit was not as she had expected. “I developed an infection, so they put me in a room upstairs and I would visit her by going downstairs in my wheelchair,” said Joanne. “At first I didn’t know what was wrong – or what was right – with her.” The parents waited nervously for news. “We felt a lot of uncertainty at first,” said Joanne. “Especially during that first day when Chad and I were apart and he was alone with the baby, and he didn’t know what to do.” Chad not only had to adjust to being a new father,


he also had to come to terms with common in premature babies. his wife and daughter’s respective Today Claire wears glasses to medical emergencies. improve her vision. “It was definitely an eye opener,” Knowing they were going to he said. have to stay in Vancouver for a Claire was placed in an incubatime so Claire could get the necestor where a medical team monisary tests and treatment she retored and cared for her around the quired, the parents began looking clock. for suitable accommodation. “She was born not breathing on “We were lucky to have a social her own and had to be ventilated,” worker come to see us who heard said Joanne. “She was diagnosed about our problem and got in with BPD, bronchial pulmonary touch with Variety Club who then disorder, and because she was in helped fund our stay at the Ronald the incubator, I couldn’t even hold McDonald House. I had family her. For me, that was one of the living in Vancouver, but they were hardest parts of this journey.” far out and the Ronald McDonald Her husband agrees. house is in the Shaughnessey area, “It was a massive life changer at a two- to five-minute drive to the the drop of a dime,” Chad said. hospital.” On Day 5 Claire had to undergo The couple stayed there four her first operation, open heart months, May 2010 through August surgery. Her second operation was 2010 until Claire was well enough to perform retinopathy, laser eye to return home with them. surgery, to repair damage to blood vessels of the retina, a condition CONTINUED ON PAGE B3


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Ronald McDonald House help FROM PAGE B2 “On August 30 we came back to Prince George and she was in hospital here for another month. She was doing well and doctors in Vancouver thought she would be in ‘good hands’ in the hospital here.” Ronald McDonald House was more than just a place to stay, say the Headricks. “Staying there helped us with the emotional part of all this. It’s a great big house with a family room, lots of bedrooms for families, play room, music room, TV room and common areas. A lot of families who stayed there were in similar situations. Many of them had children who had cancer, but all of them were going through a rough time and they were in different stages of emotional distress. It helped us hope and gave us comfort and provided some sort of sanity.” During their stay, Claire suffered a number of setbacks. “There were several health crises where Claire’s oxygen levels would go down dramatically. The scariest part for me was when they had to paralyze her. She was always kicking and moving, she was very feisty – she still is – and that caused her heart rate to race which affected her lungs. She had had collapsed lungs, so they had to have ventilator do her breathing for her,” said Joanne. Chad shakes his head. He remembers their emotional roller coaster ride very well. “She’d get better, then she’d get worse,” he said. “Some days she’d be doing great, then the next day, she was have breathing problems and she’d be crying. She had a tube down her throat, so she couldn’t make the sound, but you could see her and you knew she was crying.” It was often a case of five steps forward, three steps back, says Joanne. Today Claire makes her parents proud and she has amazed doctors with her steady progress. “The doctors are so happy with her and they say that they’re amazed at her growth and development, her personality and how far she has come from then to now.” The family is involved with the local Child Development Centre and the infant development program. Recently Claire had a bout of pneumonia along with a return of her RSB which made for some anxious days for her working parents. “She is maybe more susceptible than other children are,” said Joanne. “But it makes it harder because I work and Chad often works out of town so it can be challenging with a child who is sick.” On Thursday Claire was back to her “old” self and keeping her parents fully engaged in all her activities and the things she loves. Like Curious George. When the reporter is taking a picture of the shadow box filled with items from Claire’s hospital stay, Joanne wipes away a tear. “I had to take this [box] down the other day and it brought tears to my eyes, like now, just looking at it and remembering those days and how hard it was to get through them.” This year the Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver marks its 30th anniversary. The house provides a safe and comfortable place for families to stay when their children are being cared for in B.C. Children’s Hospital.

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created to help him live more independently. There was a retired able bodied man who heard him say that and he volunteered to help,” said Lindstrom. “Then more people got involved to help people with disabilities. Simple little gadgets or gizmos can help a person have a better quality of life.” Lindstrom’s job is to recruit clients, both adults and children with disabilities. “The Tetra Society of North America helps people with disabilities all over the country but I wanted to do this in Prince George. Right now I am recruiting technicians, carpenters, sewers and other trades people as volunteers and then I can match them with people who have a specific problem they can help with. What I do in my job is bring the two sides together.” The word tetra, she noted, comes from tetraplegia also known as quadriplegia which is paralysis caused from illness or injury which results in the loss of use of limbs. Sometimes the loss of mobility is due to aging. “I worked with a Prince George senior, a woman with severe arthritis and other health problems who was having trouble bending over and dressing herself. She couldn’t put on her undergarments. In my role with Tetra Solutions, I made contact with a local seamstress and she solved the problem by putting velcro fasteners on her clothing. “These are not commercial products, they’re not things you can find in stores. We make them available to suit the specific needs of our clients.” Currently, Lindstrom is looking for people who need custom devices

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The million dollar man Hearing impaired fundraiser sets big goal for Terry Fox Foundation We took him first for testing and eventually our MLA in Prince Rupert stepped in and we saw a specialist in Victoria. “When he was a young boy, people actually thought he was retarded because he could not communicate.” Soon they knew the truth. “We found out he has normal hearing in his outer ear, so he can hear a beeping car horn or if I clap loud enough, he can hear that. The problem is he has 95 per cent hearing loss in his inner ear which controls the speech and language.” Terrion graduated school in 1980. He began training for his first walk in 1977, hoping to raise awareness about the many challenges facing deaf and hearing

Teresa Mallam Jim Terrion Jr. lives in a silent world but he marches to his own drum. Terrion, 52, was born deaf. He communicates mostly by writing down what he wants to say or by using sign language. It can be a frustrating and slow process. Especially for new people he meets on the street or those who open their doors when he’s out canvassing. That has never stopped him though from raising whopping amounts of money for charity events and causes he holds dear to him like the annual Terry Fox Run. Terrion raised $3,963 in Prince George in pledges from the local run this month even though he was in his former home, Prince Rupert, taking part in its fundraising event. He raised money for them too. “Jim raised $24,730.25 in 23 days in Prince Rupert,” said his proud mother, Faye. “That brings his fundraising total to date – since he first started his walks in 1990 – to a grand total of $584,557.80. I think that’s quite an accomplishment.” Indeed, it would be exceptional for any person but Terrion is dealing with a disability. In 1990 he walked across Canada and back, 6,300 miles in eight months, on a fundraising mission to raise awareness for people with hearing disabilities. He continues to challenge himself every day. That has made him try even harder and set his sights even higher. “He was walking through Saskatchewan years ago in temperatures of minus 45 degrees and the driver asked him to stop, he wouldn’t stop. He just kept on going. He always pushes himself to do more. That hasn’t changed.” In one day, on August 7, 1990, he logged 100 kilometres. In his journal, Terrion wrote that he got up at five or six

impaired people. “In Prince Rupert everybody knew him, so communication was not a problem. When I moved to Prince George in 1994, he didn’t want to come with me. He wanted to be independent but it was hard for him to find work there. “In 2006 he moved here and bought a trailer for himself and I sold my place and moved into his. Within a short time he had gotten two jobs, one at Save On Foods and he also works now in housekeeping at the hospital (UHNBC). As the reporter and Terrion sit at the kitchen table, he and Faye carry on an animated “talk” about their day. Both say they want people in Prince George


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in the morning and “never stopped” until dark. Just as on that wintry day, over 20 years ago, Terrion now has a new goal in mind. The reporter asks him, “how much do you want to raise for the Terry Fox Run?” He holds up one finger, smiles, and mouths the words: “One million dollars.” He shows the reporter a tall filing cabinet where he keeps in neatly organized folders, facts, figures and letters, dated newspaper clippings of his walks, awards, and – most importantly to him – the amount of money he’s raised. Inspired by his childhood hero, Terry Fox, who overcame adversity

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Evil Dead brings the blood Teresa Mallam Evil Dead is just in time for Halloween. This very funny live stage show is an absolute departure for Judy Russell, said show director Anna Russell who brought her own vision of Christmas Carol to the stage last year. The new musical was chosen and cast in record time. “It’s a little dark,� said Anna, during a rehearsal break Tuesday. “And it’s a bit ‘campy’ – but there’s lots of comedy. We wanted to put on something to do with Halloween. We thought of having a Haunted House but then I remembered Evil Dead from when I lived in Vancouver. “So we decided to do it, and then it all came together very quickly, we pulled together actors we knew from previous productions.� Fans of the movie will know the story and all its characters, and they’ll love the musical, says Anna. But you don’t have to be a horror flick fan to love this show. Audience members who are new to the genre are also in for a real treat. And did I mention, lots of blood? “This is very different from when I directed [Judy Russell’s] Christmas Carol where I adapted it especially for what we wanted to bring to the Teresa MALLAM/Free Press stage,� said Anna. “The biggest chal- Matt Russell as Ash, a housewares employee and college student during rehearsals at PG Playhouse Tuesday. Death, dismemberment and dance numbers: an uncharacteristic, unlikely and unnerving scenario of Judy and Bill Russell’s latest musical theatre lenge for me with Evil Dead is the special effects, all the tricks and .... production, Evil Dead which runs Oct. 23 to Nov. 2.











the blood.� Ah, yes, the blood. Did I mention how this reporter feels queasy at the mere sight of blood? That it is the big reason why I did not go into nursing? Well apparently, according to the Russells – all of them, producers Bill and Judy, Enchainement Productions Inc., actors Matt and Andrew, actor/ director/choreographer Anna Russell, choreographer Nicole Russell and show designer Jonathan (I’m guessing baby Russell is junior technical advisor in charge of sound) – I will be too busy laughing and having a good time to notice the red blood gushing from assorted severed limbs. That’s a good thing. Evil Dead, the musical, is loaded with talent: Matt Russell in the lead role as Ash, Anais Barnes as Cheryl, Ash’s sister, Shelby Meaney as Annie, Anna Russell as Linda, Adam Harasimiuk

as Ed, Annie’s boyfriend, Nigel McInnis as Scott, Andrew Russell as Jake, Jenny Tracey as Shelly and Anthony Gagne as Fake Shemp. Music is provided by the Evil Dead Rock Trio: Curtis Abriel on piano, Erin Yule on drums, Patrick Michaud on guitars. The songs have very weird titles like What the F***Was That? and All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons. Evil Dead, the musical, takes all the elements of cult classic horror films – Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness – and combines them into one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. The plot: Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s up to Ash, a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies, limbs are dismembered and demons are telling bad jokes. And they do all this to music. Judy Russell Enchainement Producsize 26 tions Inc. presents Sizes extra small to Evil Dead, the musical. Featuring the real triple threat: Death, dismemberment and dance numbers. Ask about tickets in the Splatter Zone. Parental guidance is advised. Show runs from Oct. 23 to Nov. 2 at the Prince George Playhouse. Tickets 250-562-2323 | b are at at Studio 2880. Mon–Sat 9:30am–5:30pm Doors open at 7:15 15 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m.

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“We received over 40 quality resumes from across the country for this position, and Amanda’s stood out from the beginning. Her education and career experience will play a key role in the YMCA’s regional expansion and 50th anniversary celebrations in 2014.” Alexander has already indicated there is one aspect of the new job she is willing to take on. “I will definitely be participating in next year’s Strong Kids Challenge.” The challenge is part of the Strong Kids Campaign, which raises money to help send children to Camp Kanannaq.

Amanda Alexander is no stranger to the YMCA of Northern BC. “When I moved to Prince George 18 years ago,” Alexander says, “I joined the YMCA, and was a front-desk volunteer and helped with running clinics.” When she moved back to Prince George, she and her family joined the YMCA again, and she became “a faithful lunch-hour fitness participant.” Now, she will have a new role with the group. On Oct. 1, Alexander takes over from Mark Miller as The the CEO. “I love what the YMCA offers the communities Over 45 years of it serves,” Alexander says. “Not just Prince George, Experience but across the north.” She especially likes how the Y works with famiGame Heads & Birds lies. (Return 3-4 months) “They help families to be healthy. They schedule things so it’s not a question of dad or mom being Rugs & Lifesize able to go, but not the kids.” (Return 4-6 months) Alexander has been serving as the women’s and Arctic to Africa ~ Asia to America children’s services program manager at the Prince 250.296.4739 | George and District Elizabeth Fry Society, designing new programs, identifying partnership opportunities and 18 managing budgets. Hockey, Lacrosse, Baseball, To some extent, Figure Skating, Ringette that’s what she’ll be doing at the Y, as well. and much more... “I’ll be talking to staff and getting up to speed on what they’re CUSTOM doing across the •Trade Ins • Consignment region. There are some PROFILE • Buy Gear • Equipment Repair really neat initiatives SKATE • Sewing • Restring Racquets they’re working on.” SHARPENING • Restring Ball Gloves In a press release • Change Skate Blades & Holders announcing the apWinter Store Hours: pointment, Y board Mon.-Fri.: 10-5 Owner: chairperson Pat Flack Chad Ghostkeeper Sat.: 9:30 - 5 said they had a lot of work to do. 1755 Ogilvie Street, 250-563-2828 •

Craig Keating has been involved with the NDP in B.C. for a long time — and he’s never seen members as energized about change as they are now. Keating, a five-term councillor in the City of North Vancouver and defeated candidate in the North Vancouver-Lonsdale riding in the May provincial election, said that is one of the reasons he agreed, when asked by party members, to run for the soon-to-be-vacated presidency of the party. Moe Sihota, who has been president since 2009, has announced he will leave the post when his term ends in November. Party leader Adrian Dix has also announced he will step down once a new leader is elected. The party’s new president will be elected at the November convention in Vancouver, while a date has yet to be set to select a new leader. Keating, in Kamloops on Friday, Sept. 27, to meet with local party supporters, said people are dedicated to make changes to the party now — and he believes it must happen from the ground up. He would like to find ways to engage people and bring them back into the true political process, not one composed of robocalls and photo-ops.

“People get a lot of requests for money,” Keating said, “but few for their input and I want to change that.” To do that, he said, the party’s provincial headquarters in Burnaby needs to change the way it interacts with supporters who don’t live in the Lower Mainland. “I tell people to look at a map of the province and where we have representation and they will see a large swath from Penticton through Kelowna and farther north without any NDP representation. We have to change that.” Although he would want to determine the financial viability first, Keating said one way to do this would be to have an organizer dedicated to areas beyond the Lower Mainland and Coastal areas. “I don’t know how you engage people from 500 miles away,” he said. Keating threw his hat into the ring for the party presidency in 2003, only to withdraw a few weeks later. He said the one significant change for him between then and now is “the organization changes we faced in the past are sharper in focus for me now. “In 2003, what we were after was electing more than two MLAs,” he said. “Now, the focus is becoming the government.”


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Bjorn’s tale of two cities and giving moral support. She also wrote a chapter on how the couple met. “I wrote about how we first met at the Silver Spike Cafe on Third Avenue. It was If the words, “It was the best of times, it where everybody went to have coffee. I was was the worst of times” had not already been teaching out in Hixon and sometimes we got famously penned by Charles Dickens in rides with our parents to come into Prince A Tale of Two Cities, it may have been the George.” opening line of Bjorn Norheim’s first book. It wasn’t love at first sight – she saw him He wrote and self-published Viking to looking at the waitresses and heard about Canuck, which chronicles tales of his earlier his wild parties – but they have now been life under German occupation and his risky together for 58 years. In their early years towork for the underground smuggling Jews gether, the couple lived just past Miworth, on into Sweden. an expanse of land overlooking the Nechako However, the book is mostly about his River. later, and happier, years spent with his wife, “In the 70s they had a [government] proGwen, in the Canadian wilderness. An avid gram where if you cleared the land, you got a outdoorsman who enjoys seeing animals in parcel of land given to you,” said Gwen. “So their natural habitat, Bjorn relished his time we had 160 acres on the river, we lived there working in the bush as a logger in Ontario. for 30 years. In 1952, he moved to Prince George where “We had no electricity when we moved he met and later married Gwen and together there. There was a power plant but the phone they began exploring and hiking nature trails service stopped two kilometres from where and skiing routes. we were. But we’re animal lovers and we got The author’s two cities? to enjoy all the bears and deer that came Oslo and Prince George. around.” “I was 24 when I left Norway to come to Today they live in the city. Canada. I had $20 in my pocket,” he said. Bjorn credits local author and travel writer He writes of his decision: Vivien Lougheed with giving him the push to “In my worn-out book, Ebbell wrote about put his life stories into a book. the three main organizations that built up “I had about 400 pages written in NorCanada: The North West Company/Hudson wegian and had translated them. My father Bay Company, the Canadian Pacific Railroad owned a printing house and newspaper in and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Norway and I had sent him my work. “I dreamed of being a policeman in a right “Vivien was a fellow hiker, we explored red suit riding a horse in the mountains. I trails together. I would tell her stories about dreamed of being a conductor driving a train my native Norway and she’d say, ‘why don’t through the vast wheat fields of the prairies, you write a book?’” and I dreamed of being a trapper hauling It took four years, but he’s written the book. piles and piles of fur to trade at the Hudson “About 20 per cent of the book is about Bay Post.” my life as a kid living in Norway during the He also dreamed of being a gold miner, war years. During the war, I was studying panning the icy creeks. psychology at the University of Oslo.” The 256-page book illustrated with photoAn excerpt from Viking to Canuck: graphs is set to be launched Oct. 3 at Books “During the latter part of the occupation and Company. It contains riveting passages some of us students would meet at an apartabout close calls with the Nazis, stories about ment in Oslo to listen to the B.B.C. news. The wildlife and survival and a closing chapter, radio was hidden in the kitchen amongst two Four Legged Buddies, about adventures with sacks of potatoes. Teresa MALLAM/Free Press dogs owned by Bjorn and his wife. “We would put the radio on very low and Bjorn Norheim with his first book Viking to Canuck that was launched at Books Gwen helped with the book by making all huddle around listening to the news. and Company on Oct. 3. suggestions, typing the original manuscript Our favourite speaker was [Prime Minister Winston] Churchill, especially when we 13 heard him telling us 19 not to give up and that the Nazis would be beaten in the end, as they were.” There will be a slide show of pictures which are featured in the book. (QUEEN & KING SETS) His wife helped with organizing material and inputing stories on the computer “She couldn’t decipher my chicken scratches,” says Norheim. The book launch Reg. $1600 QUEEN $ $ and signing for Viking -$2400 SETS to Canuck takes place Reg. $2000 Thursday, Oct. 3 startKING $ $ -$2800 SETS ing at 7:30 p.m. There will be a slide show of photographs from the book. Light snacks will be served. All proceeds from 1090 VICTORIA STREET PRINCE GEORGE, BC • 250.562.1669 sales of Viking to MON–THURS 9:30–5:30 FRI–SAT 9:30–6:00 SUN 12:00–4:00 Canuck will be donated By RK Furniture next to Timberline rline in the th old Fanny’s Fabric location Locally Owned to the UNBC Medical P Sleep Centre Serta www.pgsleepcentre.caa PG by Wil & Barb Program.



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Coming Events GROW MARIJUANA Commercially. Canadian Commercial Production Licensing Convention October 26th & 27th. Toronto Airport, Marriott Hotel. Tickets 1-855-860-8611 or 250-870-1882.

Information ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Do you think you may have a problem with Alcohol? Alcohol Anonymous, Box 1257, Prince George, BC V2L 4V5 Call 250-564-7550


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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities


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

Please forward resumes to: Dave Williams, Service Manager 1995 Quinn Street Prince George, BC V2N 2X2 or by email

Daycare Centers

Employment Business Opportunities AUTO TECH OPPORTUNITY Owner is looking to retire in 1-2 years. Well established auto shop in the South Cariboo with great customer base, specialized in transmission and engine work, government inspection facility. Current owner is willing to train. Serious inquiries only. Ph. 250791-5464. PO Box 10080, 108 Mile Ranch, BC, V0K 1Z0.


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

Please forward resumes to: Dave Williams, Service Manager 1995 Quinn Street Prince George, BC V2N 2X2 or by email

Career Opportunities

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

Sales PART-TIME Sales Representative Established company is seeking a personable and outgoing individual to develop new accounts through networking and cold calling in Prince George. Earn approximately $11K/year PT with flexible hrs. Great for a retiree or someone just looking to earn extra income. You have excellent communication skills and are well organized. No exp. necessary; training and ongoing support are provided. Email resume to:

Help Wanted Lithium One Imports Ltd. in Prince George is hiring f/t 2 carpenters, 3 construction helpers. Carpenters must have 3 to 5 yrs experience in measure, cut, shape and join moulding’s, wood material, drywall & plastic material, fit and install windows, doors, stairs, build decks & fences etc. and starting salary would be $ 25/hr. For Construction helpers no experience required and duties are clean debris at site , load and unload material, general clean up at construction site and help trade persons in finishing a job etc. salary would be $ 20/hr. All positions are full-time with 40 hrs. week . Interested applicants email resume to or drop of resume at 1618 Ogilvie Street, Att: Jas

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

Now accepting registration:

FoodSafe Level 1 Keeping Food Safe

NOW HIRING Full Time Warehouse Manager, Store Administrator and Sales People Apply in person with resume to: Visions Electronics #142-6333 Southridge Ave., Prince George, B.C

Legal Services

An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta.

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

GERMAN Shepherd Puppies For Your Consideration. Evans Training Centre and Blacklion Kennels, produce dogs with powerful, athletic bodies with sound, stable minds. No hypeJust good dogs honestly presented. Find us @ or call 250-9894397 Inquiries invited and appreciated. Ask about our Purchase - to - Train bonus.

Attention: Button Top Operators Loaderman required for reload job. Approx. one hour west of Williams Lake. Must have (min) five years loading experience with short logs. Fax resume: Attn. Rob Menzies (250)398-6273 or call (250)398-0564 For More Details. 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: attn: Mel Rundell, Manager Ticketed painter needed for a busy ICBC accredited body shop. Competitive wages & benefits. Job open immediately. Email resumes to:

Children Judy’s Childcare (Licensed) has FT openings for children ages 0-3.(babies welcomed) Fraserview Sub. Near Van Bien school. 250-562-1567

Help Wanted


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

Wed. Oct 30th AiMHi Building 950 Kerry St.

Sat. Nov 16th IMSS Building 1270 2nd Ave.

Home Care/Support

Classes Run 8:30–5:00pm

Group Rates Available

Diane Rosebrugh & Dick Rosebrugh, B.Ed.

Private in-home care and housekeeping services tailored to your needs. Call for more info 250-649-8783 or 250-962-1537.

ABC Foodsafe School

Fax: 250-563-2572


Trades, Technical 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: 780-8462231 (Office); 780-846-2241 (Fax). GROWING OKANAGAN KIA dealership looking for technicians and apprentices to fill full time positions. Offering a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Please email resumes to: 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 Fax 403-854-2845; Email:


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Misc. Wanted

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under Brand new Hunting Gear, Jackets $50, bibs, gloves & others. 250-564-2279

Free Items Free Kittens: 8 wks old, male tabbies, orange, 250-564-2077

Spruceland Mall 250.564.0095 Pine Centre Mall 250.564.0047

Heavy Duty Machinery

Cleaning Services

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

Cheaper Than a Divorce house cleaning services. Residential and light commercial. Licensed and insured. Since 2005 250-640-0735

Home Improvements FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.69/sq ft Engineered - $1.99/sq ft Hardwood - $2.79/sq ft

1.877.835.6670 G Gilbert Renovation All your reno needs. Inside & outside. Specialist in drywall finishing. 30 yrs exp. Free estimates. Call Gaetan (250)560-5845 or 552-7184

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

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

Apt/Condo for Rent


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

To Rent Call: Carriage Lane Estates

2 & 3 BDRM TOWNHOUSES Close to CNC and shopping

(250)563-3093 HARDWOOD MANOR 1575 Queensway Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm Suites Heat/hot water included Adult Oriented/Students welcome Incentives for long-term students

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



Misc. for Sale

Overnight Delivery in most of BC!

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

HALLOWEEN CRAZE Costumes starting from $10 access, makeup,masks, plus much more. Parkwood Place Mall HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? Perfect for the Hunter.....older style Honda generator...first $50 takes it. 250-562-3747 STEEL BUILDINGS, Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206

Call (250)561-1446

Commercial/ Industrial

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

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

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