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Rare find This blue jay was photographed in the Kersley area. It’s time to think about putting out bird feeders for those feathered friends who choose to spend the winter in our area. Steve Smith photo

West Fraser reports strong balance sheet AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter

Higher pulp prices helped offset lower lumber prices as reflected by West Fraser’s third quarter results. The company reported earnings of $55 million, or $1.29 per share on sales of $878 million compared with $109 million in the second quarter.

In the lumber operations, earnings of $57 million were reported, compared to $105 million in the second quarter and operating earnings plus amortization (EBITDA) of 83 million, compared to $125 million in the second. The weaker results are due to lower lumber prices. Panel segment generated operating earnings

of $6 million, compared to $6 million in the second quarter and EBITDA of $9 million ($10 million in the second). Higher plywood and medium density fibreboard (MDF) earnings were offset by increased log costs and a reduction in MDF production. Pulp and paper operations generated operating earnings of $29 million,

compared to $20 million in the second and EBITDA of $40 million, compared to $31 million in the second. The results are attributed to higher prices, a slightly weaker Canadian dollar and improved northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) production. “Our third quarter results reflect lower lumber prices offset somewhat

by improved pulp prices compared to the previous quarter.” West Fraser CEO and president, Ted Seraphim said. “Given our strong balance sheet and strong cash generation from our operations, we remain focused on our aggressive capital spending program over the next few years as we fully modernize our operations.”

Seraphim also reiterated the company’s support for employees affected by the Houston mill closure. “We made a very difficult decision last week and our full attention is on working closely with affected employees to ensure that they have every reasonable opportunity to find new employment.”

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Council approves policy change

Council approved the recommendations from the Policy and Bylaw Review Committee and adopted new policies and amendments to existing policies and the rescinding of some existing policies. The four new policies include council code of conduct and ethics (with an amendment), governance and strategic planning, policy development and review, and release of in-camera items. Six of the existing policies were adopted without revision and ten of the existing polices were rescinded. A complete list of these policies is available on our website (click on “Agenda” link on the right).

Policy change Council received the updated public consultation schedule and proposed changes to the Master Zoning Bylaw and Official Community Plan

Council briefs

intended for public airport fees will discussion. The see an increase of City of Quesnel two per cent. is considering Davie Street a policy change that will permit Council approved secondary suites in the Development all single detached Variance Permit dwellings. Four fund based funding, Application, public consultations where appropriate, to varying the City’s (three evenings and lower the pressure on Zoning Bylaw to one afternoon) are taxation. allow the use of an being held to obtain Some of the existing building for public input and revisions are as a fitness facility as give the public the follows: proposed, requiring opportunity to ask •Increase to water users and staff to questions and give and sewer utility fees park in available on feedback. of five per cent. This and off street parking Nov. 8, 1:30 p.m. equals an average areas. City Hall Council increase of $7.64 for The approval was Chambers, 410 water and $10.80 for granted for the use Kinchant St. sewer. of a fitness facility Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Rec •Commercial only and is subject to Centre Multi-purpose garbage fees will several conditions. Room, 501 North see a two per cent Star Rd. 
Other news increase for pickup. There is no increase Council approved  Master Fee to residential garbage sending a letter of pickup; rates at The first three support to the Questhe landfill will be readings were given nel Skyfest Society $50/tonne for all by council on the for the planned 2015 commercial mixed city’s Comprehensive waste now. Fees and Charges •We have removed Amendment Bylaw 1727 of 2013. As part the non-segregated and segregated waste of the city’s five year types for consistency financial plan, one to commercial users. of the policies is to •Cemetery rates and move towards user-

Quesnel Skyfest Airshow. The city’s forecasted contributions for this years event were less than anticipated. City Council endorsed the new Quesnel Vacation Planner as the official tourist guide of Quesnel. Council gave third reading to the City of Quesnel’s Highway Closure Bylaw No. 1720 of 2013 affecting an undeveloped right-of-way abutting West Fraser Timber Park and Rona properties. Council received the Strategic Planning - Third Quarter Report, guiding the City’s short and long-term corporate management, decision making and implementation.

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City Surplus Equipment

The City of Quesnel wishes to dispose of the following item and is accepting sealed bids from the public until 2:00 p.m. November 15th, 2013. Please note there will be an upset price for this item. HP DesignJet 4000 (42”) Plotter, 512 mb memory All items are sold on an as is, where is basis. Bids are to be delivered to City Hall, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5, prior to the closing date and time. Ensure that “Plotter” is marked on the outside of the sealed envelope. Call 250-991-7462 to view the plotter at City Hall between 8:30 and 4:00 p.m., the week of November 4th to 8th. The successful bidder will have till November 22nd, 2013 to pay for the equipment by cash or certified cheque and remove the item from City property. Payment can be made at City Hall.

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Museum and Heritage Commission

The City of Quesnel has multiple vacancies available on the Museum and Heritage Commission. The Commission is a volunteer board reporting to City Council. The Commission plays an active role in providing direction and recommending policy to Council regarding the operation of the Quesnel Museum & Archives as well as a mandate to promote community heritage awareness and conservation. The Commission consists of one Council member, one CRD Northern Director and eight members selected at large appointed for a two-year term.

Career Leap—Nov. 7th

Mining Leap—Nov. 7th

No previous museum experience is required. Of importance is your enthusiasm for local history and community heritage conservation as well as your interest to help establish policy and a vision for the Quesnel museum. The Commission meets monthly or as business requires. Letters of interest will be accepted until 4:30 pm November 20, 2013. Please include a brief explanation outlining your specific interest in becoming a member and any applicable training and experience you have that could be considered beneficial for this position. For additional information please contact Elizabeth Hunter, Museum and Heritage Manager at 992-9580. Submit applications to:

9:00am to 4:00pm Career Exhibits and CNC and UNBC Open House Drop-in anytime.

4:00pm to 5:20pm Trades Tours and Light Supper

Attention: Jeff Norburn, Director of Community Services By mail: City of Quesnel, 410 Kinchant Street Quesnel, B.C. V2J 7J5 By fax: 250-992-2206 By e-mail: City Hall - 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5 T - 250-992-2111 W - Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (except Statutory Holidays)

Mining Leap Sponsored by Cariboo Ford

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Program Guides available throughout the community and Helen Dixon Centre, 241 Kinchant Street. Call Ed Coleman, SD28 District Coordinator at (250)991-9034 for more information.

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Quesnel’s Child Development Centre held their annual fundraiser this past weekend with several community groups dropping by to make donations. The morning numbers rose to more than $8,000 by the afternoon. Some of the groups donating were Dunkley Lumber and its employees, the Quesnel Elks Lodge #298 and the Legion Ladies Auxillary.

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CDC fundraiser draws community support Sunny High: 3° Low: -2°


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CRD looks at Beyond the Market

Jillian Merrick, Program Coordinator presented an overview of the Beyond the Market project. Some of the issues discussed include the challenges and opportunities of agriculture in the community, contributing factors which have driven change in agriculture such as the economy and crisis within the industry, and partnerships in the program. The Beyond the Market project is an economic development strategy to support the local food and agriculture sector in Northern B.C. The project began in 2010 and has consisted of three different initiatives: new farm development; regional beef value chain; and beyond the market: growing the North. Further information about the project is available online at

CRD briefs

Grant The Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District (CCRHD) approved a request from the South Cariboo Health Foundation for funding assistance towards the cost of renovations required to upgrade the 100 Mile House Hospital chemotherapy consultation office. This project is budgeted at $15,473 of which the South Cariboo Health Foundation is requesting funding in the amount of $6,189.20 from the CCRHD Foundation Partnership Grants program, representing 40 per cent of the total cost.

Proposal  The CRD approved in principle proposal information to construct a First

Nations museum at the 108 Greenbelt in the south Cariboo. The project is led by the Northern Secwepemc Cultural Society, which is comprised of five local First Nations including Canim Lake, Canoe Creek, Williams Lake, Soda Creek and Esketemc. The society has not secured the funding necessary for the project, which will be in excess of $2 million, but preparing the land use agreements will allow the group to submit major capital grant applications and undertake consistent fundraising. The initial vision for the museum is an approximately 3,000 square foot structure that reflects aspects of First Nations culture and heritage. An example of a similar approach is the gathering place at the Thompson Rivers University campus in Williams Lake.

Public Notice of Open House Highway 97 Improvements Quartz Road to Dragon Lake

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure invites the public to attend an Information Session to preview preliminary plans for four-laning and intersection improvements along Highway 97, south of Quesnel between Dragon Lake and Quartz Road. The project is at the preliminary design stage and the ministry is asking for input from the public at this time. Ministry staff will be on-hand to provide information and answer questions. This project is one of the improvement projects associated with Phase 2 of the Cariboo Connector Program announced April 13, 2012. The drop-in open house is scheduled for the following date and time:

Thursday November 7, 2013 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Lakeview Elementary School 1525 Beryl Street Quesnel, B.C. For more information, please contact Dave Shibata, Project Manager, by telephone at 250 828-4069 or by e-mail at

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Community plan The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) gave first and second reading to the Green Lake Area Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 4853. The OCP, which is a joint project with the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) will now enter the public hearing phase of the legislative process before it comes back to both the CRD and TNRD Board of Directors for third reading and adoption.





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Visit Santa’s Workshop Sunday December 8 From 10 am – 2 pm in the Artrium create one of a kind cards, presents, gift wrap and ornaments. Local artists will lead both adults and children at the art tables in the Artrium. Visit the Beaux Arts show at the Quesnel Art Gallery while you are here. $10 for 3 craft tickets, choose what you would like to make! 100 % of proceeds from net ticket sales, go towards 2014 Quesnel Art Gallery 2014 exhibitions MoTI Ad #1008 Quesnel Open House

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Obituary Tribute

L. Ruby White 1932~2013

Ruby White passed away peacefully on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the South Okanagan General Hospital, Oliver B.C. after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Loving wife of 66 years to Leonard White; dear mother to David (Helen), Bill (Margot) and Gary (Lynn); loving grandmother to David (Sylvia), Justin, Shannon, Sonja, Randy, Rick, Bill, Andrew and Danny; greatgrandchildren, Isabella and Cassandra. Survived by sisters, Mary and Doris. Predeceased by daughter,

Susan and brother, David. Ruby was an artist and was well known for her work. She was a naturalist and enjoyed hiking and bowling. A Memorial Service celebrating Ruby’s life will be held in the Chapel of Graham Funeral Home on Monday, Arrangements entrusted November 4, 2013 at to Blaine Krist at Graham 11:00 o’clock. A reception Funeral Home, 5920 will follow at the Royal Kootenay Street, Oliver Canadian Legion, Br. 97 B.C. (250) 498-3833. Your Oliver. As an expression message of condolence, of sympathy, donations to sharing your fond the BC Cancer Society, 399 memories of Ruby may be Royal Avenue, Kelowna, sent to: B.C. V1Y 5L3 would be appreciated by the family.

Severed line

Thursday, Quesnel RCMP received a report of a downed hydro line in the 100 block of Kinchant Street. The hydro line was damaged after the overhead net of a commercial container truck came into contact with it, causing the line to sever and fall. The driver of the truck remained in the vehicle until BC Hydro crews were able to render the area safe. Fortunately the hydro line did not make contact with the ground and no one was hurt during this incident.

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BEST BUY PRODUCTS FOR A Glimpse of History 50 yeArs AGo october 24, 1963 signal timing is Changed for fraser river Bridge “Traffic signals at the east approach to the Fraser River Bridge have been synchronized to provide a maximum of 90 seconds for traffic to clear from Front Street over the bridge. This is one of the steps taken by Highways Dept. officials to speed up traffic to West Quesnel during rush hour periods. Details of the change were contained in a report from George Harper, District Supervisor for the Highways Dept., which was presented to council Monday. Mr. Harper explained that he and his staff had conducted an extensive survey of traffic patterns and density on Front Street and had found that in the half hour from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m., over 200 cars crossed the bridge to the west-side. Peak density was recorded at 5.12 p.m. when cars backed up on Front Street to the old B.C. Telephone building.” ”This Column is to highlight our 50th Anniversary



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Ravaging a women B

enjamin Franklin said the only things certain in life are death and taxes. Not to take away from the great wisdom of that but if you live long enough – and work hard enough to pay a hefty amount of taxes – there’s another thing that is almost certain. You will show signs of aging. Although men are now catching up, it is still mostly women who fret about and worry more about the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet and greying hair than men do. It starts in the womb, with the slower to mature XY chromosome types and Mother Nature’s little joke of course, that while males may take a little longer to mature in their teens, they are the ones later on to age “gracefully.” Men are now getting the tans, the tune-ups and tummy tweaks too, but warding off the telltale signs of having lived a life is still mostly a women’s thing. And one of the reasons why there’s no money left for taxes: it can cost a fortune. Here in the North, women also have two more “certain things” working against us. Old Man Winter and Old Man Time. And there’s no stopping them. You can delay the process, however, if you want to invest in a wide range of treatments designed to make you look and feel youthful again. That is why it was amusing to see at the doctor’s office last week a sign offering Botox treatments. There is hope. In that same spot where there used to be a “wart clinics” notice there is now a fountain of youth. Clearly, this is a step in the right direction. – Prince George Free Press


Have a heart, save a life

re you an organ and tissue donor? I thought I was. I remember many years ago agreeing to become one when I was renewing my driver’s license. But after talking to Shelley Hunt and Jessica Royan, and noticing it no longer indicated that I was a donor on my license, I wasn’t so sure anymore. “Canada’s organ donation rate is among the world’s worst,” Jessica told me. “It’s become a national crisis and people are needlessly suffering and dying because of it.”   Since people are no longer asked if they’d like to be a donor when registering for car insurance, there has been a significant decline in donors, yet the need for them has continued to increase.  When Shelley and Jess learned of our nation’s plight, and the fact that a miniscule 15 out of every million people actually become organ donors, they decided to create the “Because I Can Project” to accomplish two things: create awareness about Canada’s organ shortage and petition

Lori Welbourne

On A Brighter Note for a change to the registration process. The compassionate young women, and their new project partner Levi Sampson, are proposing an opt-out program since it has been so successful in other countries.  “Spain is ranked as the world’s highest for organ donations,” Jessica said. “They are an excellent model for Canada and other countries like the United States that desperately need a better system as well.”  With new legislation recognizing that each person of a legal age is a presumed organ donor, this would mean people would have to de-register their name if they didn’t want to participate.  “This wouldn’t impinge

tensive research on becoming a live donor, she is confident in her decision and the safety of the procedure. “It might seem crazy, but it will actually put me in a safer position than most other Canadians. When you become a live donor, you’re automatically moved to the top of the list and if I ever need an organ in the future, I’ll get one sooner.”  My friend Debbie Dupasquier donated her kidney to her mother a couple of years ago and my friend David Knowles donated his kidney to his daughter a few years before that. In both cases the operations were a huge success. Go to and check to see if you’re a donor. I was pleased to find out that I still am. Also sign the petition provided on the site to change registration to the opt-out program. Once this happens, as in Spain, waiting lists will cease to exist in our country.  Lori Welbourne is a syndicated columnist. She can be contacted at


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

on a person’s right to decide the fate of their organs,” she said. “But since 95 per cent of people say they would accept an organ if they needed one and nearly the same amount say they would want to be a donor in the event of their own death, it makes more sense to assume most people would want in than out.” Deceased donors can save the lives of up to eight people, and help dozens more. Shelley, the mother of two young children, isn’t waiting until she dies before becoming a donor, though. She signed up to anonymously donate her kidney. Since meeting a five-year-old boy named Aiden who is in extreme need of one himself, she is now in a partner exchange with him.  “I’m not a match,” she said. “But because we’re partnered, that means that as soon as I’m able to give my kidney to someone, he will be moved to the top of the list and get one as well.”  Shelley has received some criticism and concern for risking her life, but after ex-


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Vote for options Editor: Nov. 9 a no vote is a vote for options. We are not opposed to building a new arena and a theatre; we have concerns regarding the proposed North Cariboo Multi-Centre project. It is time to re-assess the project and come up with something more realistic, something that the community can afford. We have assessed the project from several different angles which is why we are encouraging North Cariboo Recreation and Parks residents to vote no on Nov. 9.

This is our rationale: • The proposed project will cost approximately $22.5 million in recreation taxes alone ($15 million borrowed, $1.9 million pre-taxation; $6 million interest). • Only an estimated 52.6 per cent of the $15 million needed to be raised, has actually been secured through grants and community fundraising. • We have a declining school population – since 2008/09 the number of students has dropped by 25 per cent. • We have an aging demographic – in 2011, the number of persons age 60-64 increased by 30 per cent. • Studies show that sporting facilities do not provide any substantial economic boost to a community. Employment is what brings people to and keeps them in our communities. • Unless other sources of income are found, our recreation taxes are going to have to be increased to address the rise in operational costs while maintaining our existing, aging infrastructure. • The facilities and services that are already provided are heavily subsidized by taxation. The theatre, as proposed, will not be able to operate without tax subsidy.

Letters to the Editor

• The wood supply within the Quesnel Timber Supply Area will be reduced by nearly 50 per cent in the next 15 years. With our reliance on the forest industry for employment and taxation, this reduction in tax base will most certainly affect us. Last week’s announcement that Canfor Quesnel will be shut down in March 2014, is just another indication that the current status quo is unsustainable. To maintain services, the residential tax rate will have to be increased in order to offset losses. The Town of Smithers (pop. 5,400; service area pop. 12,141) is constructing a new arena for $ 4.9 million in 2014. Their project also has a 10 year history. They too looked at a “multicentre” type project with similar figures to the North Cariboo Multi-Centre ($30-$35 million) but their council did not feel it responsible for the town to take on the debt that would be associated with a project of that size. Rather, they have opted for something that they can afford – an NHL size arena with 350 seats with potential for expansion. Provincial and NDI grants have been secured and some monies have been raised. Let’s construct an arena with the funds we have. For the theatre, renovate an existing, empty building; there are plenty of them in the community. Check out for more information. On Nov. 9, vote with your head instead of your heart. Sincerely, Heide Krause, Sharron Hill, Mary Fletcher, Meriel Wild, Matthew Drabbe, P. Kowarik, Ted Traer, Christine Piltz, Bruce Johnston, Richard Krisman. The Coalition of Concerned Citizens for the North Cariboo Multi-Centre Project

True champ Hannah Trimble, 9, holds up some of the address labels now available from War Amps. Hannah, who was born a left  arm amputee, is a  member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, one of the programs made possible through the public’s support of the key tag and address label service. Using The Winner’s Circle philosophy, CHAMP changes the lives of child amputees through funding for artificial limbs, counselling, regional reminars and programs like Matching Mothers. Contributed photo

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


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The question to asked oneself is: running away from or running to? spent considerable effort trying to clarify this for us: He is not the danger – selfishness and rebellion are the danger. David tells us in

Psalm 106:21 that “they forgot God their Saviour.” People were looking to a solution doomed to fail themselves and their

own efforts. So when Jesus came to live with us here on earth, Phillip asked Him the same old question, revealing the same old

distortion and confusion: “show us the Father.” Patiently, Jesus points to the truth: “. . .he who has seen Me has seen the Father.” John 14:8,9. God, the

one who made us and loves us is the same as Jesus. He invites us to “run to the solution,” not away from Him. He is, indeed, the

safest place I know. Peggy Corbett is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and regular Observer columnist.

Peggy Corbett Seventh-day Adventist Church


wo little boys love to play in Dad’s garage. They spend time handling his tools, pretending they are really building that shed that they “need.” They open various cans and bottles, sniffing the mysterious contents – grownup pastes and liquids used for important projects. This is great fun. Mother has instructed them in the past about playing with things here. She allows them free reign with the tools; just “be careful” (the watch-words of all mothers) and be sure to put things back “where you found them.” Then she has given additional caution: up high on a shelf, dad has stored some dangerous poisons. Do not touch or play with these! But after awhile, the play begins to get boring and attention wanders to the high shelf. Maybe they could just have a little peek. They would certainly be very careful. So they find a stool to stand on, just high enough to reach the shelf and that tantalizing, forbidden bottle with the skull and crossbones on it. Smash! The bottle slips from the little hand, crashes to the floor, splinters into pieces and splashes liquid all over the two boys. Horror-filled eyes meet; surely the poison on their skin will eat them up and they will die. What should they do? Quick as thought, they decide: Rrun to mother! They weren’t just in trouble, they were “dying.” So they ran to the safest place they knew. Something similar is true for all of us: we aren’t just in trouble, we are dying. This is the reality of sinful, selfish living. God has

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Book about Corky Williams to launch Nov. 6 and Sage Birchwater will be at Caryall Books Nov. 5, noon – 2 p.m. for a booksigning of Corky Williams: Cowboy Poet of the Cariboo Chilcotin and the following evening, Nov. 6, they, along with fellow author John Schreiber, will launch their respective books in a special museum presentation to be held in City Council chambers at 7 p.m. Each will present

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their books as well as a slide presentation and then open up for discussion with the audience. There may also be some recitations. In Schreiber’s book, The Junction, the author invites the reader to join him on a journey into the hidden corners of B.C.’s Cariboo Chilcotin. Schreiber will be at a book-signing at Caryall Books Nov. 6, 2 – 4 p.m.

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Williams and he performed on some of the major stages across the United States. But by 2007, Corky, longing for the wideopen spaces of B.C.’s Cariboo, moved back to Williams Lake. “After living in Texas for 15 years, I just got a wild hair up my ass to get up and come back to Canada,” Corky said. Corky became known as one of Western Canada’s most beloved cowboy poets, performing his spoken word stories and poetry across the province. With the expert guidance of B.C. storyteller Sage Birchwater, Corky and Jeanine tell the story of their wild and sometimes poignant adventures in the rough-and-tumble world of B.C.’s Chilcotin ranching country. Birchwater is the author of Flyover: British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast (Country Light Publishing), Chiwid (New Star Books) and Williams Lake: Gateway to the Cariboo Chilcotin. He was a co-writer of The Legendary Betty Frank (Caitlin Press) and the editor of Gumption & Grit: Extraordinary Women. Corkey Williams

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In 1971, Corky Williams and his wife, Jeanine, moved from Los Angeles to Anahim Lake, B.C., to become ranchers. Corky had grown up on a ranch in Texas along the Mexican border before heading to LA to work in the film industry, but the learning curve was steep for the family as they tried to get used to extremely cold temperatures, marauding grizzly bears, rogue cows and hordes of bloodthirsty mosquitoes. In the West Chilcotin, a country known to be hell on dogs and women, Jeanine said, they thrived. “I loved the ranching life,” she said. But after a freak accident at the Anahim Lake Stampede, Corky, unable to continue life as a rancher, returned to his previous career as an actor. He got his big break when he was chosen to perform at Expo 86. He acquired an agent in Vancouver and landed parts in television shows like CBC’s The Beachcombers and CTV’s Bordertown. After Corky and Jeanine split up in 1990, Corky moved back to Texas to work in theatre productions with his brother Jaston


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Lifestyles Damaging the serene Do you have a story? Contact Annie at Ph: 992-2121 Fax: 992-5229 annie@

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Kersley residents dismayed with vandalism in recreational area ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter


he residents of Kersley, 13 miles south of Quensel, are proud of what they have accomplished. There’s a well-maintained arena and community hall, many community activities and a pristine wilderness area called Sisters Creek Recreation Area (formerly known as the lease lands), administered by Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, Recreation Sites and Trail Branch, as the property is Crown land. A dedicated band of community volunteers maintain the local amenities including the rec area and despite repeated vandalism, valiantly keep up the fight. In the community, volunteer Vince Berlinguette spoke of pushed over school signs, shoulder and road damage, lawns at the community hall torn up and other damage over the years. “It seems to ebb and flow, each time we have a whole new crop getting their licence, it seems to escalate,” he said. And, Berlinguette added, there’s the chronic problem of broken bottles and cans. However, these problems can’t compare to the damage to the recreation area. Originally railroad property, it remained largely unimproved until 2003 when the threat of wildfires

created a hazard concern. The community looked to improve the roads crisscrossing the area and thinning the trees and removing combustible underbrush. “As we were doing this we also wanted to improve the trails already in use,” volunteer Larry Martens said. The lease lands were always popular with the 4X4 and motorbike crowd and both Martens and Berlinguette said they weren’t looking to discourage those who enjoy that kind of outdoor activity, they just wanted it to be safe and ensure the area was useable for everyone. In 2009, under direction from CRD, Sisters Creek Recreation Area was open to the public with trails, including a wheelchair accessible trail, outside toilets, picnic areas with lawns and fire pits as well as extensive 4X4 and motorcycle trails. “So they had somewhere to rip around,” Berlinguette said. “But we became a target because we improved the area.” And shortly after opening, they noticed vandalism at the heritage site shelter. In 1914, Theodore and Cornelia Arnoldus arrived in the Kersley area and setup home close to where the shelter now sits. They are considered one of the pioneering families in the area, with descendants who still call Kersley home.

The shelter displays a picture of the couple and a brief summary of their lives in the area including Cornelia’s daily trek to Sisters Creek (about 2 km down a steep hill) for domestic water. The vandalism was in the form of graffiti, broken bottles and downing of trees for firewood. “I decided to bring firewood so no one needed to cut down trees,” Martens said. “It took me all summer.” But this year the vandals may have pushed the local community volunteers too far. “They ripped the side from the shelter,” Berlinguette said. “And what kind of a mindset sees it’s okay to rip off the vent pipes on the outhouses.” Martens was outraged when they discovered someone had taken a knife and cut the pictures on the shelter walls. “That seems to say they are dangerous,” Martens added. Once again, Martens, Berlinguette and other volunteers will take the time and energy to fix up what has been damaged. “How many times do you fix it before you get too damn old to do it anymore,” Berlinguette said. “So many people in Kersley have worked hard to improve the area and most appreciate the improvements. They’re saddened and angered to see the damage.”

Martens went on to say this is a regional park, summer and winter, used by Kersley people as well as people from around the region. “It’s a shame to see it spoiled.” He added it’s disheartening to see huge boulders moved so vandals can 4X4 on the wheelchair trails. “There’s a big burn mark on the concrete picnic table as well,” he said. “We’ve had such good people enjoy the area but it only takes a couple of bad eggs to ruin it for the rest.” Both men admit there’s not much they can do about it but both agreed they’d like to let the public and especially neighbours know what’s going on and maybe they could help report suspicious activity or out-of-control vehicles to the police. In the meantime, they’re back out fixing the destroyed shelter wall and returning fire pits to their rightful place in the ground; determining which trees they have to take out due to irreversible fatal damage; and bringing in even bigger boulders to try and discourage wanton vandalism. As long as they’re able, Martens, Berlinguette and a vanguard of volunteers will battle the ravages of the unknown vandals, in the name of community spirit.

Above: one of two developed areas in the Sisters Creek Recreational Area; below: Larry Martens examines a fatally injured tree which has been stripped of its bark for use as fire starter. Annie Gallant photos

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Local lawyers purchase bear on Multi-Centre mural For the past approximatedesignation. ly 31 years, Brad Chudiak Recently, their law and Patricia Schmit have firm purchased a bear called Quesnel their home. for $5,000 on the Both came to Quesnel to arIntegris Mural to be ticle before becoming fully included in the design licensed lawyers. of the proposed North “The community has been Cariboo Multi-Centre. good to us and we have “The mural appeals always been dedicated to to our love of the Quesnel clients first and outdoors and it should foremost. That’s always be an attractive piece been our policy,”Chudiak of artwork with a bit said. of variety”, Chudiak Over the years, their full said. service law firm has grown. “We enjoy the small The firm practices in both town feeling in Quesnel Provincial and Supreme and it’s a great place to court and includes services live with all of the outin virtually all areas of the door amenities and the law. Multi-Centre should Brad Chudiak and Pat Schmit’s law firm purchased a $5,000 bear in the Schmit was the first lawadd to the attractiveIntegris Mural in the proposed Multi-Centre. yer in Quesnel to become Annie Gallant photo ness of Quesnel. a Bencher representing the “As such, we want to with the regulation of the named a Queen’s Counsel, County of Cariboo (Benchgive back to the community practice of law in the public the first lawyer from ers sit on the board of the which has been so good to Quesnel to receive that BC Law Society which deals interest.) Schmit has been us.”

Annual General Meeting will be held at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Shiraoi House 690 Gray Ave., Quesnel, B.C. We welcome any person who is interested in becoming a member of a progressive and committed agency that has been supporting women and children since 1979.

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CARIBOO GUR SIKH TEMPLE SOCIETY is celebrating THE ANNUAL DIWALI FESTIVAL (Festival of Lights) Nov. 1 – 3 at the Sikh Temple, 431 Lewis Drive. Fireworks show on Saturday around 7 p.m. Nonstop recital of the Holy Book, Guru Granth Sahib and free kitchen for all three days. All are welcome. QUESNEL MULTIPLE SCLOROSIS SELF-HELP GROUP MEETING Nov. 1, 12:30 – 2 p.m. in CD Hoy Room, City Hall. Guest speaker, Emma Jarret, speaking on Alexander Technique. Care-givers are welcome. For

information contact Donna, 250-9923369. SENIORS CENTRE CRAFT FAIR Nov. 15, 1 – 7 p.m., Nov. 16, 9 a..m. – 2 p.m. Tables $10/day, lunch available. For information contact Marion, 250-7471746 or Seniors Centre, 250-992-3991. CELEBRATE A LIFE, Dec. 6 – 15, trees will be set up in West Park Mall for people to write a card in memory of a loved one.


– 3 p.m. at Arts and Rec Centre. Beaux Arts features unique, original artwork by Gallery members and runs through November and December, Tuesday to Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m. UNITED CHURCH LUNCH AND BAZAAR Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Soup and bunwich lunch, home baking, crafts and collectibles. OLD TIME FIDDLERS DANCE Nov. 2, Legion Hall, dance from 8 p.m. – midnight. Admission $10, includes lunch. Tickets at the door. For information contact Jean 250992-5081. ST. JOHN’S AN-

GLICAN CHURCH INTERNATIONAL DINNER AND AUCTION, Nov. 16, 5 p.m. Anglican Church Hall. Tickets in advance only, $20 each available at Church office. To reserve or pickup call 250-992-6152. FALL HOME BUSINESS MARKET Nov. 16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bouchie Lake Hall. OPEN MIC NIGHT, Nov. 16, 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 250-992-3588. 13th ANNUAL ARTISANS AUCTION AND DINNER, Nov. 23, Seniors Centre including dinner by Jean’s Side Door Catering, spirited live auction with Wayne Wark, early bird draw for original Pat Hartley painting and the VIP table auction loaded with extra special goodies. Some tickets still available, contact Judy Monych, 250-9855816, sponsored by QDHPCA.

SUNDAY KERSLEY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR sponsored by Kersley School PAC, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Kersley Com-

munity Hall with concession, door prizes, crafts, homebaked goods, free babysitting. For table rental or information call Michelle, 250747-4664. NAZKO CHRISTMAS MARKET, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Nazko Valley Community Centre/ elementary school. To book a table call Deanna Young, 250249-0235 or Marlene Cline 250-249-0243. AFTERNOON OF REMEMBRANCE Dec. 15, North Star Baptist Church sponsored by Quesnel and District Hospice and Palliative Care Association.


SENIORS CENTRE PANCAKE BREAKFAST, first and third Sunday each month, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. HOUSE PLANTS FOR SALE all proceeds to Lions Senior Housing, phone 250992-7184. QUESNEL LIONS HOUSING SOCIETY now has a mailing address for donations. Forward donations to P.O. Box 4535, Quesnel, B.C., V2J 3J8. 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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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

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Quesnel hosts zones

Correlieu hosted zones last weekend, competing on home turf against teams from around central B.C. The home advantage wasn’t quite enough for the team, who ended up in third in their zone.

Despite some cold weather, fans still came out to support the Clan. The Clan took to the field against a strong Williams Lake team for their first game, losing 1-0 at full time. In their second game, the

Clan played against South Peace. This time, the team impressed their hometown fans with a 3-1 win. Correlieu faced two backto-back difficult games, facing off against Prince George, losing 2-0 then 1-0.

In their final game of the tournament, Correlieu took on South Peace once again. Correlieu came back from the dual disappointments with a strong 6-0 victory to end the tournament on a bright spot.

The body is willing but the mind is weak S

ometimes the hardest part isn't physical, but mental. After a month learning how to run and jump and flip at the Quesnel Gymnastics Club, I've found out my body is more capable than my mind gives it credit for. We were warming up last week when I realized this, and it came crashing down on my head this week, in my last session with the club. We were warming up on the floor and I was taught how to tumble, a fairly easy proposition. Now, tumbling doesn't look all that cool, but it's a bit of fun, especially if you go into it at a flat out run. Then one of the parkour students grabs a soft box vault

and they proceed The flip side of the to do a variety of equation, however, is tricks, including frustration. a flat dive the Here we move to this length of the box week, as I was trying that turns into a to finish my stint with tumble. a successful front Jonas Gagnon My first tuck on the floor. I'd thought here was, worked out the kinks WINTER WEIGHT "Nooope." on the trampoline and It looked tough. It looked decided I was ready. cool. It looked like I would get But while the trampoline carpet rash on my face. is helpful and forgiving of Then, without thinking about mistakes, the floor is less so. it I threw my self into it and, And, flipping is something that lo and behold, it worked. It little voice inside you seems to wasn't the cleanest dive/tumble, not like. but I rolled and the skin on my With that little voice in my nose stayed in place. head protesting as I made So, buoyed by the feeling of my approach, the smooth victory, I continued tumbling transition from bounce, arms and jumping and having a up, tuck forward, flip and land blast. turned into bormtuflan – it all

got tangled up in itself. This would have been the perfect chance to walk away and do something else so my mind could calm down and I could stop sabotaging the approach. That wasn’t the approach I took though. I just kept trying and kept landing on my butt. And that was the ignominious end to my time as a gymnast. I may be down, but I am not defeated. I will return and will master that and hopefully a couple of other neat tricks, when I find the time. There's the rub and the final lesson in this triumvirate: getting your brain in gear is the hardest part. It's been two months now that I've been visiting clubs and I would love

to continue training at both and that's coming from a lazy writer. Find a club that's right for you and that first time you may go with heavy feet, but I guarantee you'll return with a smile. It's just finding the time or getting a round to it or… It's just getting it into your mind and then doing it, without thinking, without worrying about what else you could be doing and without dreading the exertion. It's like tobogganing: the hardest part is getting in position, but speeding down the hill makes it worthwhile. Next up, I'm dropping by Bob Deane's Black Belt academy to learn a bit of Tae Kwon Do. –Jonas Gagnon is the sports writer for the Observer.

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The QJS girls volleyball team won their regionals, paving the way to play in zones.

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Best in the region The QJS Spartans dominated their regionals Oct. 22, winning every game. “They learned a lot over the season and are excited to play the rest of the teams from around our area,” coach Monica Klassen said. The Spartans played three teams

from Williams Lake, beating first the 9/10 team, then the younger grade 9 team, before beating the older grade 10 team to win their region. The win opens the way for the team to compete in the zones. Duchess Park will host the zones Nov. 8 – 9

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WILLIAMS LAKE - THURSDAY JUNE 20TH KAMLOOPS SALE -SALE TUESDAY OCT. 29TH Today in Williams Lake saw excellent volume with just under 450 What a sale today as a Special Calf sale combined with an incredible yearling sale saw 3000 head head! Well over 250 butcher cows and bulls showed steady of cattle hit the show ring. Every buyer chair was filled today and they loveda these Art Chambers fromRanch Lumby with young lb. butcher cowsshowcased at 84.00. Gunnar Kristensen saw their The Gang today set1285 a pace as they a load of butcher fancy heavy 765 lb. s/c mark 145.75 and 390 lb. s/c at 188.00. Ralph & Irene Thomsen set the cows, the young pen of 24 head of heiferettes 1024 lbs powered to trend for the yearlings, their 987 lb. Hereford steers marked 131.25. 25 head of their 919 lb. steers 107.00140.75. withThe 885Sharp lb at The& Ruth mature butcher cows reached 71.75. notched Lake119.00. Ranch/Jim Robinson again showcased 130 top yearlings. 531898 head oflbtheir 862hit lb. Red & Black Char cross steers Ranch powered to2010 148.25, pen of 758 bulls 86.00. TheandChar Springs lbtheir butcher bullslb. spay heifers hit 137.25. Wendell Stoltzfus had 720 lb. steers reach 145.00. Terry and Ken Devick marked 83.75. Gordon & Linda Watts 2125 lb butcher bulls topped saw their 638 lb. Black Maine X s/c top 149.50, the 790 lb. s/c hit 144.25, their fancy 576 lb. Black 85.00. & Ginger Cameron topped our bull trade at 2045 h/c rolled Ken to 143.50. Terry Inskip/Mountain View Ranch set the style today. Theirlbs670hitting lb. Red Baldie notched 147.75, their 470atlb.88.00. HerefordThe s/c marked Land & Livestock 87.50s/cand 2020 lb bulls Harris169.00. RanchMcGillivray 1335 butcher cows 687 lb. Black Angus s/c marked 146.75, their pen of 609 lb. s/c saw 154.75. Dave & John Harrison hit 74.00. George Dinwoody also had 1602 lb butcher cows hit 74.50. saw their strong group of 657 lb. Red & Black Angus s/c 147.25, their 705 lb. s/c hit 145.50. Russel load of kill668cows weighed 1329thelb618and brought &Garrett Barb AbelRanches of Falkland liner saw their powerful lb. Black s/c top 150.75, lb. s/c rolled to 154.00. their also 728 lb.had s/c reach 147.00, the 583 lb. cows Black s/ctohit74.25. 155.25. 72.50.Pete The& June 130Puhallo Mile saw Ranch 1330 lb butcher Wayne & Jackie Vansickle saw their 687 lb. Black s/c hit 147.50, the 602 lb. s/c traded to 154.75. Walter & Susan Stidall of Prince George saw their load of fancy 750 lb Ian & Brenda Jones 473 lb. Black s/c hit 170.00. Brian & Jackie Ciancone with a top set of Black & red steers hit 134.00, the 825 lb steers sold to 130.25 a beautiful pen Bwf s/c 646 lb. they marked 148.25. The Garden Creek Ranch presented 300 head of top quality Angus calves.760 Theirlb1stheifers liner loadmet of 91125.00 s/c 591 lb.and Blackthe & Bwfheavy s/c marked 157.00. 36 head of their of their heifers 809 lb traded 463 lb. s/c notched 172.00, the liner load of 518 lb. h/c marked 142.50. Old Roper Field Ranch’s to 115.00 their pen of 647 lb heifers traded to 127.00. Dave Wootten 630 lb. Hereford s/c brought 145.25. Bob & Barb Harrison’s powerful 683 lb. Char X s/c hit 147.25, with64318lb. head of top The quality 800Ranch lb heifers they traded totheir 112.25. & their h/c hit 138.00. Sugarloaf 606 lb. s/c notched 154.25 539 lb.Vic s/c hit 161.25, with 527had lb. h/c hitlb 141.25. & Pat143.00 Mullin saw 200558 calveslbcatch fire. notched 38 head of Sue Meyer 683 steersJimtop andtheir their steers their 618 lb. Black & Bwf s/c marked 152.25 with 526 lb. s/c topping 163.25. 52 head of their 554 162.00 with 612 lb heifers at 139.50. John & Denise Trueman had 675 lb. h/c’s powered to 139.00. The Turner Ranch/ Harold & Shirley also had one incredible load of lb steers toplb.144.50. calves, their 559 s/c hit 158.00 and their 539 lb. h/c sold to 137.00.

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Friday, November 1, 2013






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Appointments are at the Green Tree Health & Wellness Store, 351 Reid Street, Quesnel Reiki is Beneficial for Relieving ‘Trauma’ Suffered from Accidents/Abuse/Stress, etc.

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Clan’s season ends

The Correlieu Clansmen closed out their season with a 35-14 win over the Pemberton Grizzlies at Cariboo field last Sunday. An enthusiastic crowd gathered in beautiful, if a bit windy, fall weather to watch the final game of the season. Touchdowns were scored by Brian Fisher, Nathan Erickson-Smith, Dan McDougall and Garth Kennedy.  McDougall ran for over 100 yards as quarterback and set the tone for this season’s hard hitting Clan players.  Other outstanding efforts were delivered by Tom Simpson, who played as tight end and linebacker and by team tackle leader Krauzby Rea Templeton.  With the final game of the year under their belt, the coaches are looking forward to next year. The team will have 22 returning players preparing next spring and summer due to a high concentration of young players on the team. The Clan was mostly a grade 10 and 11 team and went through a tough rebuilding year in 2013.  "While we didn't win any regular season games, we lost three very close ones – notably losing by only three points last week to College Heights, currently in 2nd place in the Northern Division and last year's conference champion. The Clan wishes a fond farewell to Grade 12 players Joey Melville, Tom Simpson, Elija Dumont, Nathan Erickson-Smith and Jordan Mullen. Erickson-Smith finished his highschool career with several interceptions in the last two games and several circus catches to keep drives alive in dramatic fashion.



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Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce th 20 Annual Business Excellence Awards The Ten award categories are: 1. BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR: Criteria: • Sets an example as a dedicated business leader • Projects a positive image in the community • Works to motivate and encourage other entrepreneurs • Actively contributes to the growth of the community

6. COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD: Criteria: • Any business, community service group, organization, non-profit organization or individual • Whose participation in the community has significantly benefited others • Has contributed by giving back to the community with time, product, donations and/or support 2. BUSINESS OF THE YEAR- UNDER 10 Employees: Criteria: 7. HOME BASED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Criteria: • Provides excellent product or services and stands behind their product • Maintains good customer relationships 2013 Business Excellence Award Categories: • Maintains good customer relationships • Provides excellent product or services and stands behind their product Business Excellence Award Categories: 6. Community Spirit Business the Year • 1. Upholds an activePerson role in2013 theof community • Works towards growing theirAward business through successful and innovative Community Spirit Award Business- Person of the 7. Home Based Business 2. Business of the1. Year Under 10Year employees Home Business Business Year - Under 10 employees 3. BUSINESS OF THE 10 or More Employees: Criteria: 8.7.GO GREEN AWARD: Criteria: 8. GoBased Green Award 3. Business ofYEAR the2.- Year – of 10the or more employees 8. Go Green Award 3. Business of the Year – 10 or more employees • 4. Provides excellent product or services and stands behind their product • Any business, community service group, organization, non-profit organiza9. Tourism Excellence Award Customer Service Award • Maintains good customer4.relationships tion or individual that Award has taken steps this year to reduce their environmental 9. Tourism Excellence Customer Service Award 10. Young Business Person of the Year Employee of in the Year • 5. Upholds an active role community impact 10. Young Business Person of the Year 5.theEmployee of the Year 4. EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR: Criteria: 9. TOURISM EXCELLENCE AWARD: Criteria: • Demonstrates initiative and enthusiasm for the job • Provides and/or promotes an outstanding visitor experience • NOMINATION Performs the job above and beyond expectations and/or provides exemplary • Actively encourages the growth of Quesnel & Area as a destination INFORMATION NOMINATION INFORMATION customer service • Increases the visibility of Quesnel & Area 5. CUSTOMER AWARD: Criteria: 10. YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR: Criteria: Name ofSERVICE Award: _____________________________________________________________________ Name of Award: _____________________________________________________________________ • Consistently provides reliable, friendly customer service • Under the age of 30 • Goes above and beyond to meet customers needs • In a management or supervisory role or part owner of a business Name of Nominee: ____________________________________________________________________ Name of Nominee: ____________________________________________________________________ • Demonstrate excellence, innovation or leadership

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give as much detail for the criteria that will showcase your nomination. One form for each category. Incomplete nominations will be disqualified. Please return nomination forms and support information to the Quesnel Visitor Centre located at 703 Carson Avenue, Quesnel, BC V2J 2B6 or fax to 250-992-2181.

Please return nomination forms and support information to the Quesnel Visitor Centre located at 703 Carson Avenue, Quesnel, BC V2J 2B6 or fax to 250-992-2181.

Deadline for 2013 Nominations is November 15, 2013.

Deadline for 2013 Nominations is November 15, 2013.

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City Furniture, Save On Foods, Smartsource, Aroma Foods Ltd., Visions Electronic, Sears Canada, Safeway Canada, Wal-mart Canada, Home Hardware, Princess Auto, Flora Flyers, HBC Marketing, Willis-Harper, Michael’s, Source, Canadian Tire, The Brick, Shoppers Drug Mart, Extra Foods, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Staples.


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In Memoriam

Career Opportunities

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Education/Trade Schools


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

Thank you for caring.

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In Memoriam

Christopher John Tobin March 23, 1986 – November 1, 2004


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Loving son, brother, uncle and friend who enjoyed life’s melody. Sadly missed by The Tobin Family

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INDUSTRIES LTD Looking for a full We are looking for time machinist a Journeyman mainly Monday Machinist for to Friday. full-time work Competitive wages Some overtime and benefits package may be required.

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BUSY Law Firm in Penticton seeks full time conveyancing assistant. Email resume in confidence to:

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Linden Fabricating Ltd requires experienced FABRICATOR/ WELDERS to work in its Prince George shop. Flux Core & Metal Core, All positions. A background in Sawmill fabrication would be beneficial. To apply, please submit a detailed resume to: Linden Fabricating Ltd. 102-9368 Milwaukee Way Prince George, BC V2N 5T3 Fax: (250) 561-2217 Email:


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Experience Counts! Quesnel Employment Services Please bring a cover letter as application to: 100-488 McLean Street Or phone 250-992-7691 for more information “ Subject to Funding” Next class November 12, 2013

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Foothills Forest Products is located in Grande Cache, Alberta. We are currently seeking to hire: Journeyman Millwrights Journeyman Electricians Journeyman Welders SawÄllers

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities






Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical


Aspen Planers Ltd. is a producer of SPF dimension lumber with a present annual capacity of 350mmfbm. Our commitment to the forest industry and our people continues. We are currently seeking a qualified individual to join our progressive team at our Merritt Sawmill operation.

GUARANTEED Job Placement Labourers, Tradesmen & Class 1 Drivers For Oil & Gas Industry.

Call 24Hr. Free Recorded Message 1-888-213-2854

The ideal applicant will have good troubleshooting and problem solving abilities, and will be responsible for the safe maintenance, repair and modification of all sawmill-related equipment. You will apply your skills to maximize uptime, quality and production.

The Cariboo Hotel is now hiring for the position of cooks. Must be available weekends and afternoons. Please apply in person with resume. 254 Front St, Quesnel BC

You will hold an Inter-provincial ticket with a strong background in hydraulics. As well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience in a sawmill environment is a definite asset as well as a welding ticket. Shift work will be required.

Waitresses needed full and p/t Apply with resume in person. Golden Bamboo Restaurant. 130 Barlow ave.

Interested applicants should submit their resumes to: Sheree Simon , Fax: 250-315-4237 or by email to: We thank all applicants who express interest, however only those selected for interview will be contacted.


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

As Journeyman Millwright

Starting Wage is $36.40 per hour with overtime and doubletime. BeneÄts, tool allowances, boot allowance and RRSP's for bonuses. Must be able to work weekends and weekdays as needed Please email resume to or fax Att: Tammy Lacroix @ 1-780-827-2246

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Trades, Technical HEAVY DUTY Journeymen Mechanics required, camp position. Send resume to: or fax (780) 986-7051.



HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS and/or AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS Apprentice & Journeyman Fox Creek, Alberta The successful candidates may be required to operate a service vehicle. Must be willing to work overtime. Experience in natural gas compression an asset. Must be able to work unsupervised and fill out appropriate paperwork. This is a full time position. WE OFFER: Competitive Wages, Benefits Plan & Performance Bonuses. Please reply w/references to or fax to (1)780-622-4409

PAUL Paquette & Sons Contracting located in the Chetwynd area is looking for a Heavy Duty Logging Bush mechanic service truck included, dozer operator, excavator operator, buncher operator and owner-operator danglehead processor. 250-788-1845 or


Steel Fabricators, Iron Workers, Millwrights, Pipe Fitters, and Welders Timber West Mill Construction is currently hiring experienced Steel Fabricators, Iron Workers, Millwrights, Pipe Fitters, and Welders Resumes accepted by fax (250) 964-0222 or e-mail


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



The Barkerville Heritage Trust is requesting proposals to provide Snow Removal Services for roads and parking within Barkerville Historic Town. The Contractor shall provide a backhoe with a minimum bucket width size of 8 feet and must include a 2 foot extension for a 10ft total; the backhoe must be at a minimum a 410G John Deere or equivalent in size and HP, and 4-wheel drive. An equivalent loader would also be acceptable.


Financial Services

UNBC will be hosting a Bachelor of Social Work Information Session. November 6th, 5pm Room S121 NCC Campus

An application form, detailed information and other minimum requirements can be found on our website at CLOSING DATE: Tuesday November 12, 2013 – 12 Noon PST. Submit your proposal & application by email to: Attention Lynn Berlin Please email any inquires to Lynn Berlin, Mgr. of Operations, Heritage Projects & Trades, at or call 250-994-3332, Ext 36.

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Pets & Livestock

Pets FREE 2 1/2yr old white neutered male indoor cat. Needs a good home. (250)925-1444

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions Horse & Tack Auction Sunday Nov 3rd, 11:30AM 4071 McLean Rd., Quesnel Please Consign Early Phone BC Auctions (250)992-2459 (250)983-1239

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53’and insulated containers all sizes in stock. SPECIAL Trades are welcome. 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale C & R Video Inventory Clearance. 1000’s of DVD’s, 100’s Bluray & TV Series, misc items. 388 Anderson Dr. Open 11-6 from Nov 1-30. 778-4143833.


Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Career Opportunities

Quesnel School District Casual Employment Opportunities for: Education Assistants The Quesnel School District is currently seeking applications for casual Education Assistant positions. Successful applicants would become members of CUPE Local 4990. Qualifications include: R

Grade 12 graduation and a minimum of a 1-year post-secondary education program in a Education Assistant or Developmental Disabilities Certificate Program. Demonstrated experience in working successfully with children/adolescents with social/emotional difficulties would be an asset.

All applications are to include a covering letter, resume, names of at least 3 supervisory/professional references, supporting documents (e.g. confirmation of Grade 12 completion, relevant post secondary certificates, diplomas, and transcripts). Successful applicants must complete a Criminal Record Check. Applications are to be submitted to the undersigned no later than 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2013: Randy Curr, Director of Instruction – Human Resources 401 North Star Road, Quesnel, B.C. V2J 5K2 Fax: (250) 992-0435 Email: Please direct enquiries to 250-992-8802.

The Quesnel School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Real Estate

Real Estate

Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

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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

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

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

Musical Instruments Yamaha Piano, solid oak, incl piano bench. Excellent $5500; Royal Piano, Drk mahogony $2500. Both in excellent cond. open to offers.(250)991-9435

Career Opportunities

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

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.

Career Opportunities

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave.

Career Opportunities

Conifex—through astute strategic acquisitions and strong leadership—is emerging as a major national player in the forestry and sawmilling industry. Operationally, our approach is to blend state-of-the-art technology with the expertise of people who believe in the value of excellence. Together, we can achieve our vision to become a premier forest products company. Our Fort St. James and Mackenzie facilities are now accepting DSSOLFDWLRQVIURPTXDOLÀHGLQGLYLGXDOVSUHIHUDEO\ZLWKVDZPLOO experience, for:

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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 $189,900 #4060 Randy Derrick 250-992-6028 • 250-992-7202

QUESNEL REALTY 355 St. Laurent Ave. Recently renovated, completely upgraded 4 bdrm, 2 bath home, large stainless steel & granite family kitchen. Fenced child/pet proof back yard. RV parking. In-law suite. Quick possession possible. Asking 249,900. Call (250)992-7807 or (250) 983-8748

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

Commercial/ Industrial 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: (992)5665 or Terri 992-7202


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QUESNEL 2 Bdrm apt with balcony, $575, avail immed. N/P, N/S. 1-604-441-3793 or 1-604-925-9326

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Beautiful new 16’wide in a quiet adult park with a lovely riverfront pad. Gorgeous kitchen w/ high-end appl., vaulted ceilings, extra lge windows, 3 pc ensuite and covered deck to enjoy the view. A must see at $119,000. #4353

Apply your skills to troubleshooting, disassembling, assembling, installing, testing and performing maintenance on a wide range of equipment and machinery.


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…they can be rugged on a work site and luxurious for all occupants.

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A big part of the RAM brand success has been built on the sturdy and macho exterior styling.



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What is it that appeals to you about the car?

The full-size truck market is big business for automakers and a big deal for the businesses and people who depend on them. For almost five decades the Ford F-150 has been the best selling truck, with little chance they will lose that crown in the near future. What has been happening, over the last few years, is a strong shift from General Motors to RAM in terms of establishing the second best selling truck brand. The rise in RAM popularity can be traced back to a few key changes over the last several years, from muscular styling to class-leading interiors, a refined ride, plus engine and transmission advancements. I drove the 2014 RAM model range recently, on a beautiful fall day, just outside of Toronto. The “RAM Roundup” was a great opportunity to get my hands on these new trucks well before they arrive at BC dealerships. Looks A big part of the RAM brand success has been built on the sturdy and macho exterior styling. Front and centre is a grille that was enlarged, but better integrated, for the 2013 model year. Depending on the trim the grille finish can be chrome, painted or with a different insert. This feature is one RAM owners love so, in this case, larger


is better. Behind the grille are “active shutters” that close at higher speeds to help send the wind around the vehicle to improve aerodynamic efficiency. The same idea was also behind the longer side step, which helps reduce buffeting down the side of the trucks. One option that I find fascinating, and would seriously consider, is the $1500 air suspension that can be lowered for easier entry into the RAM or loading into the bed. Plus this system automatically lowers over 100km/h to also reduce aerodynamic drag. At lower speeds and for off-road duties, the air suspension can be raised for better ground clearance. Having had a chance to drive several RAM trucks with this feature I notice the already smooth ride is even better and the cabin is further insulated from vibration. Inside In the past trucks were typically used for work. Today, trucks have grown in popularity because they can be rugged on a work site and luxurious for all occupants. Having driven the Ford and new GM trucks recently, I can easily say that RAM still has the lead in interior design and finish with the Chevrolet and GMC right behind. (Ford is looking dated but look for an all-new F-150 in 2015). The centre console can be equipped with an 8.3-inch Uconnect communications and entertainment screen. In addition, there is a large

7-inch screen behind the steering wheel for fully customizable instant information readouts. The dash and seats can be trimmed in leather typically found in luxury cars not long ago.

for gasoline truck buyers but RAM hopes this 429 lb.-ft. engine will attract more buyers.

Verdict As competitive as the car business is, the truck side is Drive The biggest It takes dynamite nuclear. Truck buyers take their trucks very change for 2014 includes to get a loyal truck seriously and the people the first diesel engine building them do too. It found in a light duty 1500 owner to change takes dynamite to get pickup truck. This is an Ital- brands but RAM a loyal truck owner to ian designed engine that has done a good change brands but RAM has been used extensively has done a good job of in Europe in Jeep products job of blasting the blasting the competition. like the Grand Cherokee. competition. Most of this success has With 420 lb.-ft. or torque, been thanks to constant this new “EcoDiesel” has Zack Spencer improvements instead of the same output as Ford’s waiting years to update Ecoboost but not the same their rigs. With a new diesel engine in towing capacity. Rated at 9200 lbs. this the 1500 to an all-new gasoline engine truck will be perfect for buyers who in the heavy-duty trucks, matched to want impressive fuel economy and sophisticated transmissions, improved good towing capacity; a balance of suspensions and cabins, it is no wonder usability and thriftiness. This engine has that RAM is on an upward swing. not been rated yet for fuel economy but thanks to a standard 8-speed automatThe Lowdown Power: 3.6L V6, ic transmission; this new EcoDiesel is 3.0L V6 turbo diesel, 5.7L V8. 6.4L V8 going to get better numbers than the and 6.7L diesel already class-leading gasoline V6 RAM. Price range: $19,995-$36,495 base Look for the new EcoDiesel RAMs prices. The diesel option adds around arriving in January of 2014. On the $4,500 heavy duty side there is also an all-new engine in the form of a 6.4L Hemi V8. The old 5.7L was not a perfect match



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Disappearing Cars: The threatened, endangerd and extinct past survivors. Status: Threatened 2. 1971-76 Mercury Capri: The Capri was Ford of Europe’s answer to the Mustang. Like the Mustang, it was built on rather ordinary sedan underpinnings but the result was handsome, well made and, in the case of the V-6 powered cars, fast. It was quite popular in the early 1970s, selling more than 100,000 units in its first two years. Where they all went is anyone’s guess. Status: Endangered

1973 Ford Capri.

3. 1984 Plymouth Voyager (Dodge Caravan): Introduced in 1983, Chrysler’s original was powered by a carbureted 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine making just 96 horsepower. Chrysler’s reinvention of the station wagon relegated that very

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Several years ago, there was a large reward posted for evidence that the Ivory Billed Woodpecker was not extinct as was previously thought.

Strangely, the classic car world has yet to respond in like fashion for evidence that breeding pairs of Plymouth Crickets or Mercury Bobcats are still out there. We’re not offering a reward but for what it’s worth, here’s the Hagerty

Insurance list of some of our favourite threatened, endangered and extinct cars: 1. 1975-80 Chevrolet Monza: The Monza, based on the infamous Chevy Vega, might well have been the

category to “endangered” within a decade. Despite its massive sales, we’re not sure if a single collector-grade example exists outside of Chrysler’s own museum. Status: Extinct 4. 1984-1985 Ford EXP Turbo: The basic idea was simple: Take an Escort coupe, rip out the back seats to make it a “sporty” two-seater. The problem was that the EXP weighed 200 pounds more than the already pathetically slow Escort. It took two years to remedy the issue by giving the EXP an optional turbocharged 1.6-liter that made 120 horsepower. But the car was priced at nearly $10,000, making it more expensive than a Mustang GT 5.0 Status: Endangered

5. 1975-81 Volkswagen Scirocco: The VW Scirocco was a replacement for the popular VW Karmann-Ghia. The VW Rabbit-based, frontwheel drive, water-cooled car had angular styling, courtesy of Italdesign and Giorgetto Giugiaro. As rust-prone as anything of the era, the first-generation has thinned almost to extinction, particularly those first-year cars with pretty chrome bumpers and funky plaid seats. Status: Threatened Rob Sass is the vice-president of content for Hagerty Insurance. Hagerty is the world’s leading specialist provider of classic car and boat insurance. Learn more at

most attractive GM car of the mid-1970s. More than 300,000 were built, and although the styling was a high-quality job, build quality wasn’t any better than anything else of the era, which may explain the extreme scarcity of





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What women want when car shopping who drive frequently. salespeople. Some say that as a woman, Safety walking into a dealership has an autoLooks are great but it is the safety matic disadvantage. That’s changing. features women are after. There’s a lot Most dealerships have female sales of technology out there. staff on the floor in case Sometimes it is even you’re more comfortable overwhelming. But things in that environment. like airbags, ABS, traction No matter how good control and even backup the product, if there’s cameras (for the larger discomfort or pressure in vehicles) were high on the the buying process, can priority list. sour the sale. Interior capacity/ If that’s the case, there Looks are great hatch are always other options. but it is the safety Cargo volume is subjecThe product is the same features women are tive in the sense where regardless of where you not everyone needs as buy it from, it’s really after. much as the other. But the human element that Alexandra Straub when it was in the top can make or break the three of “needs” somedeal. Though, the women times thinking outside of I worked with all had the box was necessary. wonderful experiences. Sacrificing looks for functionality, again, is something that often happens. That Ladies, if you’re looking at said, it is not always the case, and with buying a new vehicle and would designs of vehicles these days, it is like some suggestions/assistance, getting easier to have your cake and eat email me and you could be feait too. tured in Driveway. Comfort in the car buying proInclude your name, email adcess dress where best to be reached, The dealership experience plays a huge a little bit about yourself, what role in having that brand new vehicle you’re looking for and in what sparkling on your driveway. In fact, you price range you need to work. can’t really avoid it unless you’re buying through a private sale. There’s still a stigma associated with car


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Women are a huge driving force (pardon the pun) in the car-buying world. Studies show that around 60 per cent of new vehicles purchases are made by women. Further to that, matriarchs heavily influence decisions on car buying within the family, too – perhaps as much as 85 percent of all purchases. While many hubbies would love a hot, little sports car, perhaps it’s not always ideal for, you know, life. Buying a vehicle is considered to be the second biggest purchase someone can make. The first is your home. So when someone says it’s not that big of a deal, it kind of is.

Not only is it a long-term decision, but a financially significant one as well. It can also bring up many emotions: excitement, stress, anxiety and more. Leading up to the 2013 Vancouver International Auto Show, I had the privilege of assisting six women with their new car purchases. They gave me a budget and a list of “needs and wants” and then we went to the drawing board. The experience opened my eyes to a few things. Though each of the women were looking for something different from each other, there were common threads that presented themselves. Here are a few of the top things I observed.

Price Budgets are very important to everyone. And sticking to it was even more important for the women I worked with. Yes, there are always temptations to get a few extra bells and whistles, and if you can work it into your bottom line, that’s ideal. But the navigation package or premium sound system wasn’t a must-have. Warranties Additional warranties were paramount. For those not leasing and swapping vehicles every four years, having the extra bit of protection from wear and tear was something they wanted to accommodate in their budgets, especially those

This Mean Mower gets the grass cut at high speed Honda’s ‘Mean Mower’ is set for a special appearance next week in front of 60,000 trade visitors at the world’s premier automotive speciality trade show, SEMA in Las Vegas. The 1000cc, 109hp lawn tractor will appear on Honda’s stand within the Las Vegas Convention Centre alongside the 2014 Civic coupe, which makes

its world debut at the show, as well as an array of personalised Honda cars and motorcycles. Commissioned by Honda (UK) and built by its British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) partner, Team Dynamics, Mean Mower is set-up and geared to achieve a top speed of 133mph, weighing just 140kgm, producing 96Nm

of torque and an incredible power-to-weight ratio of 532bhp/tonne. The project saw Team Dynamics re-engineer a Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor from the groundup, adding a custom-made fabricated chassis, a 1000cc engine from a Honda VTR Firestorm, a bespoke suspension and wheels from an ATV. It features a

custom-made paddle shift six-speed gear system, a bespoke sports seat, a Scorpion exhaust system and a steering rack taken from a Morris Minor. Every effort has been made to retain as much of the look of the original mower as possible. The cutter deck was custom-made in fibre-glass, to reduce weight, while, in a stroke

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

Duplex / 4 Plex Lg bright 2 bdrm 4-plex in N Quesnel. Close to all amenities. Adult oriented. No pets. 250-992-5796.

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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier. 2.2, 4 cyl,5 speed, 171km, 48mpg N/S,excellent tires, very clean $3500. 250-2554509

1971 GMC 1/2 Ton 4X4 383 Stroker, low miles. Many extras, great shape. $16,000. firm Call (250)392-5787

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Newly reno’d apartments in N Quesnel, spacious, great design, avail Nov 1, suitable for mature, working person/couple or for seniors, n/s, n/p, references required (250) 9925992

For rent or sale in Wells. 4/5bdrm, 2 bath, full bsmt, detached garage, auto open, dbl lot, propane heat. Great for sledding & summer adventures. (250) 427-3229

Office space avail @ Fraserview medical building next to hospital. Suitable for professional offices: medical, legal, accounting and other consulting business. Please call Ideal Properties (250) 992-5992

Pet friendly 3bdrm townhouse on Bouchie St, 1 1/2 bath, 735/mo Nov 1, (250)649-8439

Reno’d 2 bdrm T-plex in N Quesnel, $750 util incl. N/S. Senior offer $900 incl once a week help with shopping, laundry, yard work/snow removal. (250)249-5543

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WQ 4bdrm/1bath on double lot /c garage, $1000/mo. Ref. req. Avail. Nov. 1st, (778)414-3844 WQ 4Bdrm. House for rent. Great location. Close to school. N/S, N/P, call (250)983-5298

Help Wanted

Cariboo Forest Consultants is currently looking for a CERTIFIED LOG SCALER Part time/On Call.

Please Fax, Email or drop off resumes 841 Elm Street, Quesnel BC Fax: 250 - 747 - 4387 Email:

EACOM Timber Corporation Eacom Timber Corporation is looking to fill various positions within it’s Ontario sawmills: Human Resources Manager, Purchasing Agent, Sawmill Electricians and Programmers, Millwrights, Sawfilers and Production workers. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions and have sawmill experience, please submit your covering letter and resume via facsimile to the following: EACOM Nairn Centre Sawmill 100 Old Nairn Road Nairn Centre, Ontario P0M 2L0 Attn: Janine Welch, Human Resources Manager or Mel Lemky, VP Ontario Sawmills Fax: 705-869-2966 Please note only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. EACOM is an equal opportunity employer.

PO Box 4129, Quesnel, British Columbia V2J 3J2 Tel: (250) 992-9085 Position: Housing Coordinator Deadline: November 8, 2013 4:30 PM Accountability: Housing Coordinator is accountable of managing the short and long term housing program and capital assets. Responsibilities and Duties: • Coordination of the housing maintenance program, collecting rent, assists in planning for new housing development and the implementation process. • Manage the CMHC housing, maintenance program and continual services for garbage collection, snow removal, fire wood and water delivery.

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Suites, Lower 2 Units Available2bdrm/1Bath & 4bdrm/2BathClose to MP Mall & School, Large Lot. Call (250) 747-3878 Avail Immed - 2 bdrm bsmt suite close to school & mall, n/s, n/p, (250)992-2198. North Quesnel - Bright 1 bdrm bsmt suite, utilities included, w/d, $600/mo. (250)992-2362

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Quesnel & District Child Development Centre

• Valid Class 5 BC Drivers License • Knowledge of Nazko First Nations and the community. • Knowledge of accounting, budget planning and proposal writing. • Must have excellent communication oral and written, also strong computer skills. Application to be forwarded to: or Fax: (250) 992-7982 Attention: Irene We thank all candidates for their interest: only those selected for an interview will be contacted


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2001 PT Cruiser. 150K, 4cyl, auto, sunroof, fully equipped,heated seats, ex tires & runner, very clean. $3500 (250) 255-4509

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Executive Director Full Time

The Quesnel and District Child Development Centre is recruiting an Executive Director. The Centre has been in operation since 1976 and has a stable and experienced board of directors and a professional and highly skilled staff. With its spectrum of disciplines, the Centre offers an integrated team based approach to enhance the abilities of the 450 children with special needs who receive services each year. The child-focused, family centred and community based programs make a measurable difference in the lives of our clients. The Position The Executive Director oversees the day to day operations of all agency activities. This includes managing the agency’s financial resources, programs and operations consistent with Board approved policies, goals and objectives and in accordance with legal, statutory, constitutional and other requirements. The Executive Director ensures compliance with all CARF accreditation standards. Acting as the liaison between the Board of Directors and its employees, the Executive Director ensures a high standard of clientbased program delivery is maintained by the Centre’s 32 employees. The Executive Director promotes the agency’s activities through contact with the community, business organizations, government and the general public. The Executive Director is responsible for all leasing activities carried on by the organization including ensuring that the physical plant is operating effectively and meets all laws and regulations. Qualifications: Degree from an accredited university or college (masters preferred) in a health, social work, business, or non-profit management discipline. Demonstrated progressive leadership with a minimum 5 years in an Executive leadership position, or An equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Submit reports required by AANDC. • Coordinate Housing Committee meetings on a regular basis in the community. Qualifications: • 2-3 years related work experience plus 2 year diploma in Business, Housing or related fields and/or equivalent work experience.

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

Further information on the qualifications, skills /abilities and job description, please go to: Closing Date: November 15, 2013 Contact: Board President Quesnel & District Child Development Centre Association Suite 300 – 488 McLean Street, Quesnel, B.C. V2J 2P2 Phone: (250) 992-2481 Fax: (250) 992-3439 Email:




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Career Opportunities

Come grow with us. At Catalyst, the opportunities are endless. We challenge and reward you to stretch your abilities, improve your personal and career prospects and get ahead. We are western North America’s largest specialty paper manufacturer and producer of some of the world’s most environmentally responsible paper and pulp. Our Powell River division is now accepting résumés for:

2nd Class Power Engineers You’ll be contributing your skills to a workplace that encourages continuous learning, development and advancement. A BC-certified Power Engineer, you bring a solid technical understanding of steam and power production as well as effluent and water treatment. As you’ll be called on to oversee other employees, previous supervisory or training experience will be essential for this role. A pulp and paper background would be an asset. Our Port Alberni, Powell River and Crofton divisions are now accepting résumés for:

Journeyman Tradespeople Working in a flexible team environment as a skilled tradesperson and key member of our maintenance crews, you will be responsible for a wide variety of duties, including supporting our drive for enhanced performance and improved quality and efficiency. You can expect a competitive benefit and salary package, along with the chance to advance your skills, experience and knowledge within a supportive peer environment. Your unique skills, talents and life experience will find a good home here. If you have the skills we're looking for and would like to join us for a strong future together, apply online at


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