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Referendum meeting brings out both sides of argument Voters slated to make decision on Nov. 9 about extending borrowing by-law AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter –With notes from Shannon Stever The final meeting on the Multi-Centre referendum was a back and forth debate. The session was organized by members of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens for the MultiCentre, the group opposed to the current project outline. “On Nov. 9, a NO Vote

is a vote for OPTIONS,” a recent letter to the editor from the coalition read. “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.” During the meeting information was passed out concerning the city’s de-

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pendence on the forestry industry, raising the recent news of Canfor’s closing. “I don’t know if those jobs will ever come back,” audience member Sharon Hill said. “We have no shortage of good entertainment in Quesnel right now; but we don’t have enough seats [for their audience,]” another attendee rebuked. “This is a 50 plus year project,” Coun. Ed Coleman said, highlighting his hopes and enthusiasm for

the Multi-Centre. The night ran back and forth between those expressing a firm admiration for the project and those who were hesitant at the expenditure (one audience-member comparing the project to the Taj Mahal). The proposed MultiCentre is a new facility including a 1,600seat NHL-sized arena, a 450-seat performing arts theatre and accompanying event and assembly

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space. In one location the facilities become a destination point for conventions and trade shows in addition to their traditional uses. In November 2008, North Cariboo residents voted in favour of borrowing up to $15 million towards the total $30 million budget for the project. The referendum is asking residents if they wish to extend the borrowing bylaw for two years.

For more information on the coalition, visit www. nov9.ca. For more information on the proposed Multi-Centre, visit www. quesnel.ca. The referendum is slated for Nov. 9, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Polling stations are located at: Red Bluff school, Parkland Community Hall, Bouchie Lake elementary school, Barlow Creek elementary school, West Fraser Fire Hall and the Quesnel Legion Branch #94.

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City joins forces to support Canfor Forum focuses on transitional planning The City of Quesnel, together with the province, Canfor Corporation, United Steelworkers and many other key community stakeholders are combining their efforts to assist the community, in particular the workers and their families, who have been affected by the closure of Canfor’s Quesnel Sawmill. The announcement of the mill closure was made on Oct 24. Canfor currently employs 209 people directly at its mill operations. Canfor Corporation has pledged to minimize the impact of the closure on its employees and will offer employees a number of options. “Everyone in our community who has been impacted by the upcoming mill closure can be confident that the province has taken the lead in partnership with the City of Quesnel on bringing stakeholders together to plan for the future and

“I’ve spoken with Mayor Sjostrom and assured her that the province will continue to work closely with the city and provide expertise and support on the ground.” Shirley Bond, Minister

be there for the people of Quesnel,” Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Coralee Oakes said. “We are doing everything we can to smooth the way and rally to find new opportunities and job placements. “Quesnel will survive this change – together we can grow and strengthen the spirit of our community.” “I’ve spoken with Mayor Sjostrom and assured her that the province will

continue to work closely with the city and provide expertise and support on the ground,” Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Shirley Bond said. “Wednesday’s regional economic collaborative is building on our ongoing joint work to identify economic opportunities moving forward.” “The province is committed to working with Quesnel and all the other Interior communities impacted by the mountain pine beetle infestation,” Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister, Steve Thomson said. “We will continue to build on our last 12 years of work in mitigating the environmental impacts and economic impacts of the pine beetle and work closely with communities on economic diversification opportunities.”

“Although this is difficult news for our entire community, it is not unexpected due to the impact of the pine beetle epidemic.” Mayor Mary Sjostrom said. “The city has been actively involved and is committed to transitional planning. We have already been in discussions with the provincial government and key community stakeholders to offer our support and assistance to those workers and their families. “The city also understands the importance of addressing the needs of all those residents and businesses impacted.” “The Quesnel and Area Economic Collaborative Forum being held today will focus on planning for worker transition. “This is the second forum engaging key local stakeholders to help with transition planning for the community.

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Canada’s Governor General opens traveling exhibit Barkerville’s Who Am I? part of ongoing research project

David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, opened Barkerville Historic Town’s traveling exhibit Who Am I? Bridging the Pacific from Guangdong to Barkerville and Back at the Guangdong Museum of Chinese Nationals Residing Abroad in Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China. The event was also attended by the Governor

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to swipe through historic photographs and potentially identify their ancestors who came to Barkerville during the gold rush. “It is very exciting to have such national and international recognition for our work,” Barkerville’s chief executive officer Judy Campbell said. “This combination of technology and history is

one of those rare instances when innovation has the potential to bring us closer together.” Barkerville is one of only two institutions in Canada invited to present at an international conference being held at the Guangdong Museum of Chinese Nationals Residing Abroad. “Barkerville’s extensive historic photographs, featuring many from

the Chow Dong Hoy collection, are a rich catalogue of the Chinese population in Barkerville and a testament to the significant contributions they made to the success of the town,” curator Bill Quackenbush said. The exhibit will also be part of an ongoing research project in partnership with the Wuyi University in Jiangmen.

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Economic forum focuses on action

It was a full house of key decision makers yesterday in Quesnel, gathered from the region and surrounding area to pool resources, identify action to support the community and set immediate regional economic priorities as part of the Quesnel Regional Economic Collaborative (REC). In attendance were representatives from municipalities, regional districts, the province, First Nations, local agencies and economic development professionals. The Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training has been actively engaged with Quesnel and surrounding communities since January 2013 as part of the Enhanced Community Economic Support Initiatives – which is an initiative intended to bring communities together to set regionally important, short term economic development priorities and to work together to advance these priorities. In April the community representatives and key economic development agencies identified economic priorities related to tourism product development, business and labour market development and key infrastructure. Last week’s meeting built on work to-date and engaged a larger group of communities and agency representatives to identify next steps. With last week’s announcements of next year’s mill closures by Canfor in Quesnel and West Fraser in Houston, this REC also focused on ensuring community and agency representatives within and around Quesnel, along with the provincial government, are combining efforts and resources to support workers, family members, contractors, suppliers and the broader community as the impacts from the closure materialize

over the coming months. Through WorkBC, College of New Caledonia, Service Canada, Community Futures and other agencies, community members will have access to numerous supports including career counselling, job matching, skills upgrading, business start up support, financial advice and potential retraining. Additionally, participants initiated work plans to: • Ensure impacts to suppliers and contractors are assessed and ensure they have access to employment and community programs and supports. • Promote greater support of the local business community and buying local, now and through the holiday season. • Upgrade and market heritage tourism product and integrate First Nations heritage tourism products. • Prioritize projects within the Quesnel area that will create jobs and diversify the economy into the future and ensure the city and province are working to support those projects. Further work will be undertaken in the coming weeks to move work plans into actions and to ensure support services are in place for all those affected. “Yesterday’s Economic Collaborative in Quesnel was an excellent example of how the community along with governments at both municipal and provincial levels can work together to find creative solutions to weathering economic changes,” Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development said. “Through this constructive discussion, we were able to share immediate concerns as well as work on long range planning. Quesnel continues to be a resilient community,

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thanks to the collective leadership of both the province and the City of Quesnel.” “The City of Quesnel would like to thank the province for the partnership developed through the Economic Collaborative and their support in our resource-based community,” Mayor Mary Sjostrom, said. “The city’s goal is about long-term diversification and economic support for local business and we look forward to working with the province on the next steps. “We are optimistic about our community’s future and its residents.”

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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 Dave.Shibata@gov.bc.ca

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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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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. 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: 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: jnorburn@quesnel.ca City Hall - 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5 T - 250-992-2111 W - www.quesnel.ca Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (except Statutory Holidays)


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We need new jobs, not a Multi-Centre

Editor’s note: Due to the high volumn of MultiCentre related letters to the editor, the Observer is running them over three pages (6, 7 and Feedback). Editor: New industry, new jobs is what this town needs, not a new Multi-Centre.

The Multi-Centre will not be like a new university such as UNBC in a larger support market like Prince George. The university has been an economic generator for the city, but even it is struggling to balance its books apart from the city. We heard talk that the

proposed Multi-Centre in Quesnel will create jobs as if it would be a new industry to the city. This is far from true, it will only be new jobs in a new facility replacing old jobs from old facilities. The multi-centre will most likely be subsidized by the

taxpayer on top of the debt load to build it. Build it and they will come? Build it and they – those interest payments – will come and come and come, for years and years and years to come. Robert Wayne Quesnel

The Quesnel Billy Barker Days Society will be holding their Annual General Meeting on:

November 21, 2013 in room N212 of the CNC Quesnel Campus at 5:30 pm. Election of Vice President and Treasurer will be held at that time. Members of the public are invited to attend. For more information please call 250-992-1234

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Build it and they will come Editor: Quesnel is the most vibrant community in the Cariboo. We have wonderful, friendly and hardworking citizens and a host of excellent recreational facilities that we can be very proud of. However, we are missing two very important facilities that families want to see if they are going to move here. Namely, an up-to-date and reliable arena and a community theatre – a meeting place for the arts.

After last week, it has become very clear that Quesnel needs to diversify and attract more industry other than just forestry related. In addition, companies and various industries already established in Quesnel complain that it is difficult to convince technicians, engineers, tradespeople and professionals to bring their families and settle in Quesnel. We need to keep pace with other cities of our size in order to

attract industry here. We are getting overlooked and are losing out on increasing our tax base, population and property values. Quesnel has the corporate offices of one of the larger companies in Canada, West Fraser Mills, yet we have an arena that was built after the war. Engineers, who came to town to discuss the possibility of a new arena or upgrading of the old one (during the time that Steve Wallace was our mayor), told us that our arena

was not up to code. In addition, they warned that if an electrical fire, or some other mishap were to occur, our civic arena could be shut down immediately and labeled unsafe for use. The arena staff have done a great job at keeping our facility running, but they hold their breath each fall when they turn on the ice machines, hoping that all will start up and continue to run for another season. Quesnel needs to keep improving

and growing. When families are deciding where to live and industry is planning where to locate, they look at the whole picture. We have a great deal to offer in Quesnel but a new arena and theatre are long overdue. We cannot afford to turn our backs on the Multi-Centre. Please get out and vote YES on Nov. 9 so we can continue to steam ahead. Built it and they will come. Dick and Pat Marsh Quesnel

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into his lifelong pursuits. A smooth skating, high scoring left-winger, he joined the Quesnel Kangaroos at the young age of 16 and, in keeping with his character, was repeatedly recognized as the league’s ‘Most Gentlemanly’ player. In later years, his favourite pastimes became curling and playing pool with his buddies at the Legion. His true calling was as a Coach. Consistent with his compassionate nature, he saw the hidden potential in people and found great reward in It is with deep sadness that the family of Clifford watching them improve and grow. He coached minor and junior hockey for many years. Against Robert “Bob” Johnston announce his sudden passing on November 1, 2013 surrounded by his the odds, he took small-town teams to victory against rivals from much larger centers with no loved ones. Bob was a true son of the Cariboo, born in Quesnel less than four provincial championships to his on February 17, 1941. He loved Quesnel and he credit. One of the most meaningful of these for Bob was winning the 1973 Bantam Provincial never left. Following in his father’s footsteps, Bob worked at the family business Johnston Bros. Championship. Bob will be remembered for his compassion, Motors, was a long time Legion member and quick wit and winning smile. He gave his time loved fly-fishing and the outdoors. to family, friends and strangers alike and always Bob was an outstanding athlete. Basketball was an early passion but hockey and golf turned made them feel special.

He was predeceased by his parents Christine and George ‘Dinty’ Johnston. He is survived by his loving wife Violet, daughter Shannon and sons Lance (Sandra) and Brent (Carrie), siblings Gloria, Rick (Beth), Ken (Linda) and Gwen Stickley (Doug) and grandchildren Erin, Logan, Sophie and Sam. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses in Quesnel and Prince George for their tremendous hard work and dedication in Bob’s time of need. The level of care and compassion was extraordinary. A funeral service will be held Saturday November 9, 2013 at the Senior Centre at 2pm. A reception will follow. Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 are welcomed. Bob will be deeply missed…the Cariboo has lost one of its finest gentlemen.


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LETTERS TO THE EDTOR

Multi-Centre: Too little too late

Editor: Thank you, Robin Hay for the opportunity to respond to your unprovoked shot at me at Wednesday’s multi-centre info meeting. In your diatribe, you berated me for musing over a “Plan B”. After listening to the people, I’m thinking that after Nov. 9 we’ll all be talking a whole lot more about “Plan B”. When running for mayor two years ago, I said in a news release “Under my leadership, the Multi Centre will be higher priority than before. We have just two months left in our five-year window from the ‘08 referendum. Let’s get moving... we’ve been too quiet. We don’t even have a sign or banner in our old arena... to promote the Multi Centre. We need to show potential large funders we are serious and the more seed money we have the more credibility and leverage we’ll have.”

Following the ‘08 referendum, I was pumped. At Council and Joint Planning, I repeatedly called for design and fund raising committees to be struck. The momentum had to continue. It wasn’t long before I was called aside by the mayor and reminded the Multi-Centre was not my portfolio and to back off. Well, a whole lot of good that must have done because I was soon put back in place, this time by Mary and Ted. It wasn’t until year three of the five-year mandate that a fund raising committee was finally set up. Too little, too late. Fast forward to now and after all the back and forth, it looks like things might go sideways for the Multi-Centre Nov. 9, and I’ll be the first to place blame squarely at the feet of Mary and Ted for being far too slow out of the starting blocks. Over the past weeks, I asked many for their thoughts on

the Multi-Centre. A common theme was how much has changed since ’08. I learned a lot... that in five years local school enrolment has declined by 20 per cent, that several local restaurants and retailers have closed down, the Pine Beetle’s growing negative effect on jobs, the looming threat of aboriginal restrictions on our resource base, worrisome deterioration of the City Hall building ($30,000 last month alone), and the Moffat Bridge in need of a $3 million fix. I was reminded of weakening volunteerism (one of our Rotary clubs just folded), more seniors on fixed incomes, declining minor sports enrollment, the loss of our Millionaires Hockey Team, retirement of movers and shakers on the local theatre scene, and of course the pending Canfor mill closure... is there more? Recent rhetoric

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raises more questions than answers. I was asked why we need a 450 seat theatre when PG’s Theatre Northwest has only 204 seats and the PG Playhouse seats 297, and how they need to rent it out for Sunday church to buoy sagging revenues. And why did the recently opened Pat Burns arena in Stanstead, Quebec cost only $8 million with more than half in senior government grants? Oh, silly me... that’s Quebec. And why is Smithers’ new arena costing only $4.7 million? And why wouldn’t the former Gold’s Gym work as a theatre, maybe in partnership with CNC and/or UNBC? And do we really need new convention space that threatens

our Legion, Seniors’ Centre, Shiraoi House and others? We successfully hosted two major conventions earlier this year with existing facilities. Local politicians have the wrong question on the ballot. Rather than hitting us up for more taxes, they should be asking if it would be okay to trim the fluff and build the thing for the $25M already “in the bank”. A while back, I bet Pat a hundred bucks that the referendum would pass, but due to changes in the landscape since ’08, I fear I’m about to lose... unless apathy on the “no” side makes for a squeaker on the “yes” side. Ron Paull Quesnel

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t’s time. Saturday marks a very big day for Cariboo North residents. Nov. 9 residents take to the polls to vote on the future of the proposed MultiCentre. Let’s cut to the chase. This isn’t a vote on extending a bylaw, this is a vote on whether we are in favour of this specific facility. So are you in or out? A Coalition of Concerned Citizens has questioned the extravagance of the project – and fair enough. But that’s what’s being proposed, that’s what was voted on and voted in five years ago. Have circumstances changed? Perhaps. But five years ago things were kinda dicey too. And yet, here we are, no worse for wear. Five years ago, Taseko Mines announced layoffs, mills struggled with low lumber prices, uncertainty of supply and a high Canadian dollar. Sound familiar? In 2008 when we originally hit the polls to decide the fate of the facility we had an outpouring of for and against (fabulous show of democracy by the way.) In 2008 we had letters to the editor such as this: “This is not the time to be burdening the taxpayers considering the down turn of the economy. Keep in mind the lumber industry which we rely on here is heavily in crisis.” And this: “We deserve it and owe it to the next generation of enthusiastic artists and performers coming up. Communities smaller than ours have gone that extra mile and voted to build the facilities they can see their community needing.” Anyone see a trend here? Five years ago we were having the very same debate. Since then we have raised close to $10 million dollars, with approximately $5 million more to go. Read that again: That’s $10 million worth of support from individuals, industry and the province. I myself bought a seat for my late father and my amazing son. We could lose all of that if we vote this down. All of it. Nov. 9, vote. I am voting YES for the Multi-Centre. Because a YES vote is a vote for our future. –Autumn MacDonald, Observer

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got my influenza shot this week, paid for out of pocket since I don’t qualify for any of the higher-risk groups provided with free immunization. A reminder to take this simple health precaution came in October when a labour arbitrator ruled that it is a reasonable employment requirement for health care workers to either get the current immunization or mask up in patient care areas. Quiet advocacy by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall has paid off. Staff, doctors, outside contractors and visitors will have to put patients first. Health care unions pressed a grievance on behalf of members who insist they have a right to refuse immunization and increase exposure to patients. They have apparently run up the white flag. “We will be telling our members to comply with the new policy, or risk being fired,” an overly dramatic Val Avery, president of the Health Sciences Association said. HSA lawyers led the grievance, supported by the Hospital Employees’ Union and the B.C. Nurses’ Union. Avery said the union

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B.C. Views will continue to urge its members to take advantage of on-site flu shot clinics. That’s right, like most provincial employees, they all get immunization that is not only free but administered at work. Kendall announced the regulation last year, after finding that 40 per cent of employees in long-term care were not getting the current influenza vaccine and the rate of immunization was declining. Their objections make no sense. Aside from the selfserving “rights” argument, they complain that the annual flu vaccine isn’t effective enough. The formula is developed by international effort to track the dominant strains that emerge as winter rolls around the world. Kendall says a poor match results in about 40 per cent immunity, and a good match reaches

by professional union promoter and publicist Bill Tieleman, who railed about the decision on his blog. This regulation is inspired by big bad U.S. health care corporations that would rather impose immunization than pay for sick days, Tieleman asserts. Ah, so an infected health care employee should wander the wards until symptoms emerge, and then go home for a few days of paid rest. What a perfectly stupid idea! Last week BCNU president Debra McPherson was warning about “chaos” at the new Surrey Memorial emergency ward, her latest of a career of media protests. The big new facility is already overflowing, and more beds and more staff are needed, stat! Perhaps if better preventive measures were taken by nurses, doctors and other staff, this chronic “chaos” would be reduced and these unions would have more credibility. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@ blackpress.ca 

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90 per cent. At the risk of stating the obvious, he notes that even 40 per cent is better than nothing. After two weeks of expert testimony, arbitrator Robert Diebolt, a retired UBC law professor, wrote as follows: “It is indisputable that influenza can be a serious, even fatal, disease. Immunization also indisputably provides a measure of protection to health care workers and I have found that their immunization reduces influenza transmission to patients. “I have also concluded that there is a real and serious patient safety issue and the policy is a helpful program to reduce patient risk.” The B.C. Centre for Disease Control calculates that if all health care workers would get immunized, the risk to patients would be reduced nearly 50 per cent. The Ministry of Health warns: “you can spread influenza for 24 hours before you have any symptoms.” What would cause educated health care workers to defy common sense? A hint is provided

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I’m voting no to Taj-Mahal Editor: I read with interest the article in the Observer from former mayor Nate Bello which prompted me to write this letter. I agree with him that we need a new arena but does it have to be a Taj Mahal? The exempts and costs Mr. Bello gives in his article, in my opinion, is like comparing nickels to ten dollar bills as far as the cost of the Multi-Centre and his examples are concerned. However, what is more important is can we afford the huge costs involved? If people believe the Federal Government will be forthcoming with a basket of money next year, they were not watching the recent speech from the throne and missed the point where the government intended to balance the budget by 2015. The yes side wants the taxpayers approval to borrow

$15 million for a project that has no guarantee that income will ever cover the costs of the mortgage payments. I think we would all like to have a beautiful Multi-Centre to brag about when visitors come to Quesnel. However, let’s get back reality and get down to some basic financial facts. In my opinion, not enough has been said about the costs involved by the “yes” side. Consequently, I have prepared a financial projects giving two examples of a mortgage payment on $15M. A mortgage amortized over a ten and twenty-year period respectively. A conservative interest rate of four per cent has been used in calculation. • Monthly payment, $151,633.05; months payment, 120 months; total liability, $18,195,966 and cost of borrowing,

$3,195,966. Monthly payment, $90,636.90; months payment, 240 months; total liability, $21,752,856; cost of borrowing, $6,752, 856. Can we afford to add monthly payments of this magnitude to the City’s budget? In effect, taxpayers will be on the hook not for $15 million but $21,752,856 including the cost of borrowing over a 20year period. This is a consideration often left out by people who voluntarily, or otherwise, want to sell a product without declaring its real cost. Taxpayers should also consider the foregoing does not include the unknown costs to maintain and administer a massive complex costing $36,752,856. It might also be advisable to inform your 10 or 15-year-old children that by voting “yes” what you may have

obligated them to, when they reach the age of taxpaying citizens. From information provided the cost to taxpayers will be $60/$100,000 of property taxable value. If this is the case and you have a taxable property value of $200,000 add $10 per month to your mortgage payment and multiply it by 240 months to get the cost to you and or your child’s contribution over the next 20 years. Another suggestion if you do not have a mortgage is to deduct $10 per month from your deposit to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan to set aside for payment of the tax also for the next 20 years. A new arena at reasonable cost, yes – Taj Mahal? Economically speaking I will be voting no. Ken Mooney Quesnel

Where is our MP Dick Harris?

Editor: This is an open letter to MP Dick Harris regarding the Quesnel Multi-Centre. Step up, before you step out, Dick, PLEASE! A majority here voted many times for you, over many elections. Where is your government’s contribution to our much needed Infrastructure project, the Multi-Centre? We have done our part for the city and our regional district. It’s your turn, now. The city is in, the province of B.C. is in, the citizens of Quesnel are in, small and large local industry are in and the only one not contributing yet, all we’re missing, is our MP. Perhaps if we all write to you, a free, email letter to richard.harris@parl.gc.ca, or write a note to him at House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A6, and put it in an envelope with no stamp needed, and then put the envelope in any mailbox, you might respond, Dick, or

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better yet, look even harder for Ottawa’s share of the funding for our Multi-Centre infrastructure needs, not just wants. Of the $30,000,000 needed, we have secured, over the past five years, since the referendum passed to build it, almost 85 per cent of the funding needed, i.e. $25,000,000, with $0 from our federal government! When will your contribution get here? I attended a number of the recent evening meetings about the time extension. I was disheartened to see the culture creep here from the U.S.A., with folk trying to disregard decisions already made democratically, trying to revisit, or ‘defund’ decisions, with people more interested in undoing the past (and future) than in working out problems. We live in a great city and district. A few fewer cases of beer, or nights out on the town, bought each year

would do us all good and that same money could pay for any difference in taxes to build a live theatre venue and replace and upgrade the rink. The Nov. 9 referendum is not about whether Quesnel should build a theatre and a replacement rink. That was decided in 2008, by the last referendum. This one is really to get the federal government to repay a small portion of the taxes paid to Ottawa by this constituency over the years since the first referendum passed in 2008 and donate its portion, so we can finally build a performance theatre venue in Quesnel, no longer rely on a 35-year-old “multiclassroom” with slide out seats and also replace our 50+ year old rink. I’m voting yes Nov. 9 to allow our MP the time to do the right thing, after all these years. Peter B. Walsh, M. Ed. Quesnel

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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: newsroom@quesnelobserver.com 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 www.bcpresscouncil.org


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COMMUNITY

Halloween for Hunger Quesnel Junior School students collected food for the Quesnel Salvation Army food bank from both the school neighbourhood and from local businesses. The students dropped off bags for individuals’ donations and placed boxes in businesses who agreed to take part in the project for a total of 665 pounds of food. Top left: teachers Clay Booth, second from left and Megan Gerich, third from right, along with QJS students, help Salvation Army’s Lieutenant Stefan Van Schaick, right and SA volunteer Karl Berglund load the non-perishables into the Salvation Army trailer after collection on Oct. 31; top right: students collected boxes of food from the participating stores on Friday at noon. Annie Gallant and Clay Booth photos

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Watch For It!! The 2013 Report to the Community is hot off the press and coming your way. This annual publication shares with you the accomplishments the Foundation has made in the last 12 months. We are very proud of the progress we have made – and all due to the wonderful support of this great community. A brief history: Quesnel Community Foundation was established in 2001 with an initial gift of $50,000 from the BC Winter Games Legacy Fund, matched with $50,000 from the City of Quesnel. In 2005, West Fraser Timber along with banking partners donated $100,000 to the Endowment Fund for a total of $455,431. In 2010, in a special Double Your Gift campaign, donations up to $20,000 were matched dollar for dollar. This continued for the next three years, contributing over $178,000 to the Endowment Fund. In 2011 the Endowment fund passed 1 million dollar milestone with $100,000 from CRD Areas A, B, C, and I, along with matching grant from Northern Development Initiative Trust. Today the Endowment is at 1.6 million – our sights are set on reaching 2 million in the next few years. If you did not receive a copy of the Community Report – or would like an extra one to share with family and friends, please email us at qcf@shaw.ca SUSTAINING PARTNERS

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Lifestyles

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Dancers eager to experience performances on a real theatre stage ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter

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or Jorja Salmons, Jayna Burton and Jade Pitcher, a new theatre would mean enough seating that all their family members could attend their performances. Oh, and of course much more of the public could also be seated in a larger theatre. Jorja has been dancing for seven years, which is amazing given she is only 12 years old. “I dance in all disciplines, jazz, ballet, modern, tap, all of them,” she said. For Jayna, she has six years of training under her 12 years of life and also loves all the disciplines. Jade, also 12 years old, has been dancing for seven years but said she dropped jazz from her schedule. All three young dancers had different thoughts on the value of dance in their life, but all three agreed it’s indispensable. “I love the exercise and learning the history of dance,” Jorja said. “I love the music and the movement.” Jade said she was first introduced to music through piano lessons but she transitioned to dance very early. All three kind of wrinkled their nose but agreed they appreciated the value of discipline in dance. Obviously something they are all very passionate about, during the entire interview they were stretching and preparing for their next dance class. Jayna admitted to loving the stage part of dance. “I love having my family come and watch; I love the costumes, our teachers and the other dancers who are like a second family for us,” she said. “But most of all I love the challenges of learning new work and having something to work towards.” For these dancers, the dancers who came before them, and, especially for those who will follow, a new theatre is what they dream of as they endure the limitations of existing facilities. “We love to show people what we can do; performing is part of who we are,” Jorja said. “But Correlieu theatre doesn’t have enough seating, there’s no dressing rooms, especially for the out of town competitors. Back stage is so tiny, you run into people all the time.” Jayna saw beyond the benefits to local dancers, commenting a new theatre would bring in other performers and could be a place for local theatre to perform. With the added attraction of better technical sound and lighting equipment, better back stage amenities and a facility that is more consistently available, the three dancers felt confident a new, bigger theatre would show off the benefits of the dance program. Jayna’s mother Deb Burton weighed in after the girls had expressed their feelings about a new theatre facility such as the one proposed in the North Cariboo MultiCentre. “I have accompanied my daughter to perform on stages in several theatres in B.C., including Nanaimo, Courtney, Chilliwack and Prince George,” she said. “These theatres are equipped with proper dressing rooms for the dancers as well as large capacity seating. I have found that these venues attract a large audience.” She added, day to day life for a competitive dancer consists of daily trips to the studio to learn choreography, practicing the dance at home non-stop and running through it over and over again in the living room, on the sidewalk and in the halls at school. “Watching the children step onto a big stage and perform the dances they have practiced and rehearsed continuously, with their consumes and makeup just right, is a joy to a parent,” Burton said. “A new Multi-Centre in Quesnel for dancers, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, aunts, uncles, would be a dream come true. Please vote yes for the North Cariboo Multi-Centre.”

Three Js ask for Yes vote Top: Jayna Burton, Jorja Salmons and Jade Pitcher hope the voters agree the community needs the Multi-Centre. Annie Gallant photo


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or good or for bad, time is always passing us by. The minutes we get are taken away and sometimes wasted. Days fly by too quickly and there is no control over it. What we do have control over is what we do with that time. So why not make someone smile? Why not spend your time with people that make you a better person? The hours, minutes, and seconds you have should be spent taking risks, going on adventures, laughing, crying and dancing even when you don’t know how.

or donating your time to deliver flowers one morning – do not hesitate to call (9926551) or drop by the office located on 332 Front Street. There

are so many different opportunities to give back. I know when you find yourself trying new things, it can be hard to take that leap. But I know

you will grow because of it. I know you will never know if you have never attempted to understand. I know you will never see it if you

are not looking for it. But I do know volunteering will make all the difference. So I hope you take an opportunity and

I hope you change someone’s life and someday, I know they will change yours. The next meeting is Wednesday, Nov.

13 at the Canadian Cancer Society office at noon. Ivana Topic is a volunteer with Canadian Cancer Society, Quesnel Unit.

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Volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society has allowed me to take advantage of every opportunity to get to know someone and learn along the way. I have collected many stories and shared experiences that have allowed me to become a better person, all because of what happened along the way. Sometimes you cannot wait for the perfect day or when all of your plans line up. Sometimes you have to decide to do something and see it through to the end. If you want to help with anything from Relay For Life, to selling Christmas cakes at the farmers market,

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Happy 100th Birthday Catherine Yorston

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All friends and family are invited to join in the celebration . A tea to be held Nov. 10, 2013 at Kersley Hall 1 pm - 4 pm

It has been an annual tradition for the president of the Billy Barker Days Society to present the President’s Award to an individual or organization who has shown true Cariboo community spirit by going “above and beyond” to help make the Billy Barker Days Festival a success. This year for Festival 2013, Society President Elaine Kopetski presented the award to Craig Delwisch for his work in providing first aid at the park for the festival. The society sincerely thanks Craig Delwisch and his first aid team for volunteering their time at festival.

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C ommunity C alendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS ETC...  MONDAY QJS CHRISTMAS DINNER, Nov. 25, 4 – 7 p.m., QJS gym performances by choir and jazz band.

WEDNESDAY CSS MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS SKY BLUEBIG SCREEN a tribute to the movies, 7 p.m. Nov. 6, CSS theatre, performances by band, choir and jazz band.

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But the hour comes and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth. God is a spirit and they must worship him in spirit and in truth. Please join us.

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SINGFEST PG Nov. 27, 3 – 10 p.m., Vanier Hall, Prince George and PGSS secondary school, CSS choir.

THURSDAY COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Anglican Church Hall. A grief support group for parents who have suffered the death of a child, at any age or from any cause. Contact Fran 250-992-3956, Kristine, 250-9928883, or Bev 250992-3611.

FRIDAY CSS REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY, Nov. 8, 9:45 a.m. – noon CSS Gym - parents welcome with performances by band and

choir. 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.

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QUESNEL ART GALLERY PRESENTS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW AND SALE featuring unique, original artwork by gallery members and runs through November

and December, Tuesday to Saturday, 1-4 p.m. ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN 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. LEGION CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. To book a table call 250-992-6819, $15/table or $25/two. Book before Nov. 18. 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, 250-985-

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5816, sponsored by QDHPCA. SENIORS ADVOCACY COMMUNITY CONCERT, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Northstar Church, featuring CSS choir and jazz band.

SUNDAY KERSLEY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR sponsored by Kersley School PAC, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Kersley Community Hall with concession, door prizes, crafts, home-baked goods, free babysitting. For table rental or information call Michelle, 250-747-4664. 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. COMMUNITY CAROL SING, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Correlieu gym with CSS band and choir. AFTERNOON OF REMEMBRANCE Dec. 15, North Star Baptist Church sponsored by Quesnel and District Hospice and Palliative Care Association. 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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Jonas Gagnon Sports Reporter

Jassi Sangha (centre) bears down on Shane Mainprize in last Friday’s loss to the Williams Lake Stampeders, 8-5. Greg Sabatino photo

‘Roos’ bounce stolen

Three-game win streak trampled by Stamps JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter Everything was looking good for the 'Roos as the final seconds of the first period counted down. They were up on top and looking for their fourth straight win, but it all came crashing down in the last quarter of the second, as the 'Roos went on to lose against the Stamps, 8-5. Kozak called the game a learning experience, saying the team needs to learn how to protect the house, but was happy overall. “I really enjoyed the way the team played as a unit,” he said. It was Tyrell Turgeon who

opened the scoring Friday, starting the 'Roos off right less than five minutes into the game with the help of Rigby Burgart. The Stamps responded two and a half minutes later. With Scott Machan in the box, Matt Lees put in the power play goal to even out the game. In the last six minutes of the period, the 'Roos jumped in front, with Joel Boyetchko bumping the 'Roos ahead at 14:41 with the help of Matt Stang. Stang took advantage of a power play to give the 'Roos the two-goal cushion at 17:30, with Justin Fulton and Turgeon helping. In the second, the promise fell apart, starting with Jassi Sangha

putting it past ‘Roos goalie Shane Mainprize within the first 30 seconds on a power play left over after Alessio Tomassetti got nicked for roughing in the last minute of the first. Twenty five seconds later Burgart, with Turgeon the helper this time, got his first of the night to cancel out Sangha's goal and keep the 'Roos on a comfy cushion. The game started to get physical, and at 12:19, Cory Grabovski and Jared Kohlen threw down the gloves, resulting in an expulsion for them both, which weakened the ‘Roos. “We lost a key defenceman and they were able to take some

liberties from that,” Kozak said. It was Tyrell Lucas who took advantage of that hole. At 14:59 he started a juggernaut of a goal train – dominating the last five minutes with an undisturbed hat trick to change the flow of the game dramatically. With Lucas' heroics, the Stamps came out of the second up a goal and riding a tsunami of momentum. In the third, the Stamps turned around the first period’s score. Lucas opened up the scoring, proving his dominance in the game with an unassisted, shorthanded goal at 12:34. Stang responded a couple minutes later with help from

Fulton while the 'Roos were on the power play, but it was the Stamps who would have the last say in the game. Lucas put his fifth and last goal of the night in at 16:30, putting the Stamps ahead by two. Kozak pulled the goalie with less than a minute left in an effort to even up the score, but Francis Johnson put in the empty netter to kill the dream and cement the 8-5 win. The 'Roos are home this weekend for a double header. Saturday, the Kangaroos face off against the Lac La Hache Tomahawks at 7:30 p.m. and against the Prince Rupert Rampage at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

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Garnet Currie (left) and Emerie Watson (right) stand with Joanne Malar, an international gold medallist, at the Swim BC camp in Prince George at the end of last month. The Waveriders were happy for the chance to learn from such a decorated swimmer.

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Quesnel Thunder captain, Joel Amudson takes a shot on the Prince Rupert Sea Wolves goaltender in the Thunder’s ice breaker tournament.

Thunderous third JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter The midget Thunder hosted their season ice breaker tournament, facing off against teams from around the province, coming out third after a hard fought weekend of hockey. The Terrace Kermode midget team took first in the tournament, with the tier two Prince George midget Cougars finishing in between in second. Quesnel started the tournament off strong, beating Dawson Creek 7-3. The game was hard fought,

with a strong third, featuring four Quesnel goals, pushing the team to victory. It was a similar story in their next game against Kitimat; the Thunder were down 2-1 after the first and through the second, but four unanswered Thunder goals in the third gave them a convincing, 5-2 victory. With two wins under their belts, the Thunder rolled over the Prince Rupert Sea Wolves, 8-4. Quesnel took their first loss at the hands of the tier two Prince George Cougars, 8-5. The Thunder were slow

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starting and weren’t able to score in the first, which put them down two and ultimately was the team’s undoing. A solid performance in the second and third was not enough to make up for the initial deficit. The Thunder faced Prince Rupert again in their final game for third. A solid goal-a-period performance from the Thunder offence was enough to catch the win, as the defence kept Prince Rupert to a single point, which they earned early in the game. The win put the Thunder in third.

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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

EACOM is a major producer in the timber industry. We are looking for Millwrights, Electricians, Management and Operations candidates for Ontario. Come and visit us online for more information: http://www.eacom.ca/jobs-offers E-mail resume to: jobs@eacom.ca or fax 1-514-848-5623.

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FORESTRY TECHNICIANS, Layout Engineers and Timber Cruisers from $4000$7000/month plus bonus. Live Crown Forestry Ltd. is an established and growing forestry resource management consulting firm in Prince George providing multiphase timber development services since 1995. Send Cover Letter and Resume to Brian Telford: btelford@livecrown.com FRONTLINE is seeking certified electricians and millwrights with industrial experience for work in BC/Alberta. FEC offers competitive wages and benefits package. Forward resumes to: frontlinehuman resources@gmail.com. HEAVY DUTY Journeymen Mechanics required, camp position. Send resume to: hr@gladiatorequipment.com or fax (780) 986-7051.

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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: sandybacker@sd28.bc.ca Please direct enquiries to 250-992-8802. The District appreciates the interest of all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Quesnel School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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: mmckinnon@cfcbc.com

Quesnel & District Child Development Centre 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.

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QUESNEL TILLICUM SOCIETY HIV PREVENTION/NEEDLE EXCHANGE WORKER 20 hours a week Qualifications: - Formal education in the form of a diploma or certificate in a relevant field. - Ability to maintain confidentiality - Ability to work alone and as a team player - Be non-judgemental - Be self motivated - Ability to write reports - Capable of coordinating, facilitating and hosting work shops and presentations on harm reduction - Must be willing to travel-attend conference and training sessions. Submit resumes to:

Sandy Brunton 319 North Fraser Drive, Quesnel, BC V2J 1Y9 Ph: 992-8347 Fax: 992-5708 Deadline to submit resumes Nov. 12, 2013

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. www.eacom.ca

PO Box 4129, Quesnel, British Columbia V2J 3J2 Tel: (250) 992-9085

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.

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.

Further information on the qualifications, skills /abilities and job description, please go to: www.quesnelcdc.com

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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: heidik@quesnelcdc.com

• Manage the CMHC housing, maintenance program and continual services for garbage collection, snow removal, fire wood and water delivery. • 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. • 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: Irene@nazkoband.ca 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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Pets & Livestock

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

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Auctions AUCTION. Antiques & Collectable’s, Large Selection. November 17th, 1 PM, Dodds Auction Vernon. 1 (250)5453259 doddsauction.com

Furniture Wooden sewing machine table, $55; 3Pce. coffee table set, $100; Antique Buffet, $450; Call (250)992-5926

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STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca STEEL BUILDING - The great super sale! 20x20 $4,070. 25x26 $4,879. 30x32 $6,695. 32x40 $8,374. 35x38 $9,540. 40x50 $12,900. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. Or visit us online at: www.pioneersteel.ca

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

Real Estate Houses For Sale 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

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

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 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.

Houses For Sale

Rentals Townhouses 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

Homes for Rent 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

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

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Duplex / 4 Plex 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

485 Racing Rd. Skylights & vaulted ceilings make this home dazzlingly different. 4+ bdrm, 3+ bath home w/open main level, spacious kitchen with island eating bar, D/R and L/R flow together with walls of windows and soaring ceilings. Fully finished bsmt plus a bonus room above garage. MLS#N226650 #4128

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Suites, Lower 1Bdrm. Suite in NQ, N/S, No pets, No Parties, power & gas supplied. $600/mo. References required. Avail. Immed. 992-5639. Furnished Optional 2 Units Available2bdrm/1Bath & 4bdrm/2BathClose to MP Mall & School, Large Lot. Call (250) 747-3878

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WQ 4Bdrm. House for rent. Great location. Close to school. N/S, N/P, call (250)983-5298

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

GIBRALTAR MINE: ROCK-SOLID CAREER GROWTH

GIBRALTAR MINE: ROCK-SOLID CAREER GROWTH

At Taseko Mines, we’re proud to call British Columbia our home. We are looking for enthusiastic employees who share our vision for long-term, responsible growth in this province.

At Taseko Mines, we’re proud to call British Columbia our home. We are looking for enthusiastic employees who share our vision for long-term, responsible growth in this province.

Joining our Gibraltar Mine team makes you part of Canada’s proud mining heritage. The Gibraltar coppermolybdenum mine is a cornerstone of the regional economy and an example of great Canadian mining in action. Located in the heart of BC’s stunning Cariboo region, Gibraltar is approximately 60 km north of Williams Lake. It is the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada.

Joining our Gibraltar Mine team makes you part of Canada’s proud mining heritage. The Gibraltar coppermolybdenum mine is a cornerstone of the regional economy and an example of great Canadian mining in action. Located in the heart of BC’s stunning Cariboo region, Gibraltar is approximately 60 km north of Williams Lake. It is the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada.

A sustainable mining operation with a 27 year mine life, Gibraltar is undergoing a significant multi-phase expansion taking our daily milling throughput to 85,000 tons per day and we’re looking for talented candidates to help us facilitate this. That’s where you come in…

A sustainable mining operation with a 27 year mine life, Gibraltar is undergoing a significant multi-phase expansion taking our daily milling throughput to 85,000 tons per day and we’re looking for talented candidates to help us facilitate this. That’s where you come in…

We currently have a full time opportunity for a:

We currently have a full time opportunity for a:

MOLY FLOTATION OPERATOR POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Foreman, Mill Production, the Moly Flotation Operator is responsible for maintaining the operational integrity of the Flotation circuit and ancillary plan/equipment in order to achieve safety, environmental, quality, costs, production and team work targets. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: • Operate the Moly Flotation Circuit and ancillary equipment • Conduct regular equipment inspections • Communicate with other sections of the process plant, maintenance department and Shift Foremen • Complete daily reports, record events in log books and maintain an understanding of monthly production targets and progress • Actively participate in set policies and procedures and participates in improvement activities to enhance the circuit performance • Train new operators on safe practices and procedures QUALIFICATIONS • High School Diploma or Equivalent and valid Driver’s Licence • Experience as a Moly Operator COMPENSATION Gibraltar offers an excellent benefit package which includes competitive wages and a Registered Retirement Savings Plan. Qualified applicants, eligible to work in Canada, are invited to explore this opportunity by submitting a cover letter and detailed resume outlining your qualifications and experience. Please visit us at www.tasekomines.com under the careers section to electronically submit your application or learn more about our New Prosperity, Aley and Harmony projects. We thank all candidates who express interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Your application to this posting is deemed to be consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Gibraltar Mines respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information and we will retain this information for a period of six months.

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COORDINATOR, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Senior Environmental Engineer, the Coordinator, EMS is responsible for continued implementation and maintenance of the Gibraltar Mine site’s Environmental Management System (EMS). The incumbent will have worked with EMS at an industrial site, preferably mining, and be experienced with document control systems. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: • Review the site’s document control system ensuring efficient sign off procedures and update of the electronic and paper filing systems • Assist the Environmental Action Team (EAT) in maintaining and implementing the environmental aspect list • Assist the EAT in the development of environmental management programs for the significant environmental aspects • Develop and/or revise existing standard operating procedures related to the EMS • Regular review of the EMS manual and other controlled documents to ensure the EMS is up-todate and reflects current operational activities • Effectively communicates the EMS at the Gibraltar mine site and coordinates EMS-related training • Develop and conduct an audit program for the EMS, including the full development and implementation of the corrective action log (CAL) • Coordinate annual Management review of the EMS • Integrate Towards Sustainable mining (TSM) with the EMS QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor‘s degree in Business Administration, Engineering or a Science-related field • A minimum of 2 years’ experience with the development and implementation of an EMS at an industrial site, preferably mining, or equivalent experience • Fully cognizant of the ISO 14001 standard for Environmental Management Systems • Internal audit training would be a benefit, as well as knowledge of the Mining Association of Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program • Strong organizational skills are necessary as is the ability to motivate others • Ability to establish credibility in promoting a culture of environmental awareness and function as a team player • Accomplished written, verbal and group presentation skills • Strong computer skills and working knowledge of MS Office COMPENSATION Gibraltar offers an excellent benefit package which includes competitive salary, a Registered Retirement Savings Plan and relocation assistance to Williams Lake. Qualified applicants, eligible to work in Canada, are invited to explore this opportunity by submitting a cover letter and detailed resume outlining your qualifications and experience. Please visit us at www.tasekomines.com under the careers section to electronically submit your application or to learn more about our New Prosperity, Aley and Harmony projects.

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We thank all candidates who express interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Your application to this posting is deemed to be consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Gibraltar Mines respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information and we will retain this information for a period of six months.

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Snowmobiles

NOTICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF WELLS RE: PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF RURAL AGENCY STORE

Aluminum sky-hi sled deck. Beaver tail, 8ft ramp, puckboard sliders. Fits long box pick up. Used one winter. Exc cond. $1800 (250) 747-4694

The Liquor Distribution Branch invites community input on a request to establish a Rural Agency Store (RAS) at BNC Mercantile in the community of Wells. The intent of a RAS is to provide liquor service in rural communities and tourist destination resorts, in order to give people in these communities better, more convenient access to beverage alcohol products. RAS’s are established in rural communities where it is too small to operate a Government Liquor Store. RAS’s will be established, where there is a suitable business i.e. an existing independently-owned full service general grocery store. Only one Rural Agency Store authorization in a community is permitted. Written comments will be accepted until November 30, 2013. Your submissions may be used by the LDB in the decision process. LIQUOR DISTRIBUTION BRANCH AREA MANAGER’S OFFICE 340-177 VICTORIA STREET PRINCE GEORGE, BC V2L 5R8

Trucks & Vans

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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AREA MANAGER’S EMAIL: Allan.Haller@bcldb.com

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WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT To Heather Norris Southbend RV & Mini Storage, 1491 Jade St., Quesnel, B.C. will sell by auction, household items on November 9, 2013 at 10 am. Unless rental space is paid in full

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