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Poinsettias set the tone for a bright and cheery Christmas Northern Flowers, south of Quesnel near Kersley, is all decked out for Christmas with poinsettias and other arrangements for the season. Drop by and see what best suits you decor and don’t forget those seniors and shut-ins who would really appreciate the beautiful plants this holiday. Karen Powell photo

City hosting transitional info session AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter In response to Canfor announcing it is closing its doors, the city is hosting an information session targeting worker transition. The sessions, designed to bring together some of the community’s key stakeholders, is slated for Nov. 27 at the Seniors Centre, 3 – 7 p.m. The sessions are also looking to provide resi-

dents with an opportunity to ask questions of various government agencies and businesses. The open house will also feature job and skills training professionals from the community and province, local business, support services and health services professionals. The mayor, council and the MLA’s office will be in attendance and available to assist guests. “I am pleased the transition committee office

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is up and running for the employees of the mill. Thanks to those team members on site for their commitment to the worker transition stage,” Mayor Mary Sjostrom said. “The City of Quesnel is hosting this session in the hopes of enhancing their work and taking a step further to assist the residents and their families who are also impacted by the closure. “We have invited as

many applicable and key agencies as we could to the session and are confident that all of our guests will leave the session with more information and hopefully, their questions answered.” “The open house is an opportunity for anyone affected by the Canfor closure to stop by the Seniors’ Centre and pick up information, be it general information about the closure or about employment opportunities or re-

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training opportunities,” Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes said. “The closure impacts more than site employees. It has an effect on contractors and their employees as everything transitions. We wanted to give a location for anyone in the community who has questions a place to ask them and get more information. “If you are an owner/ operator or an employee of an owner/operation, if

you are spouse of someone affected, if you are a small business owner with questions – this is an opportunity to ask questions and get information.” In addition to the government representation for mental health and jobs and skills training, participating businesses include, but not limited to: the Central Interior Logging Association, Community Futures and the College of New Caledonia.

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B-Ville launches new exhibit Barkerville Historic Town’s interactive multimedia photographic exhibit Who Am I?: Bridging the Pacific from Guangdong to Barkerville and Back recently started its next chapter at Wuyi University’s Museum of Overseas Chinese in Guangzhou, China.  Barkerville’s Chief Executive Officer, Judy Campbell, was present to open the exhibit November 11 as part of a larger conference of museums from all over the world making presentations at Wuyi University.  The exhibit was officially bequeathed to the Museum of Overseas Chinese by Prince George Mayor Shari Green, as part of a twinning relationship between Prince George and Jiangmen, with the hope of increasing greater cultural understanding and access to Chinese markets for northern BC products. “Wuyi University, particularly the Overseas Chinese Research Centre, is extremely excited about bringing these photos and stories home,” Campbell said. “The emotion they felt about this was evident.”  The wildly successful heritage initiative, which was

funded in part by the Omineca Beetle Action Coalition, has received much attention on its current tour of China, including an October 23, 2013 opening by the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston at an event attended by the Governor of Guangdong Province. It is hoped that the Who Am I? exhibit, which focuses on the strong historical and cultural ties that British Columbia has with Guangdong Province, can help develop and deepen relationships that will build a strong foundation for future economic interactions.  

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to the oldest ethnic Chinese structure in Canada, the Chee Kung Tong National Historic Site. As part of a larger museum conference at Wuyi University, Barkerville signed an agreement with the Guangdong Museum of Overseas Chinese for the management of the Who Am I? exhibit, while successfully installing a smaller, permanent satellite exhibit in a gift ceremony from the city of Prince George. Plans have been launched to create

a bilingual book covering the exhibition, and many worldwide connections have been established with museums around the globe with similar interests. Barkerville is looking forward to the development of academic partnerships that will add to the knowledge of the Chinese community in Barkerville and our Chinese collections. The University hopes to send scholars to Barkerville as early as next year. 

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Marion Helen Cooper passed away peacefully in GR Baker Hospital November 24, 2013. Marion was predeceased by her sons Gary Cooper and David Cooper. She is survived by her husband of 70 years George Cooper, son Reagh Cooper his wife Theresia, daughter Helen McNamara, 14 grand children, 37 great grandchildren, eight great, great grandchildren, her brother Norman Botterill and his wife Germaine. Marion was born November 3, 1923 at Brittania Beach, BC. Marion married George Cooper June 12, 1943. Through their years together they lived in Vancouver, Mission, Hatzic and finally settled down in Quesnel, BC. Marion was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Red Hat Society, the Windy

Reeds, Sweet Harmony, the North Star Church and the Quesnel Dream Girls. Marion was a special woman and will be missed by her family and friends. Service will be held at the North Star Church on November 30, 2013 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice.

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Alex Debogorski invites fans to Inland-Kenworth on Friday ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter

History Channel’s most respected and loved Ice Road Trucker. Debogorski is in town to promote his book King of the Road: Tales from a lex Debogorski is back! The most Legendary Ice Road Trucker and looks famous Ice Road Trucker will forward to meeting many local fans. be meeting the public, signing This Ice Road Trucker star is the real books and available for photos at Inland deal, on and off the show and describes Kenworth, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. himself as a complicated man. or maybe longer as he’s known to stick Strong in his family-oriented around until all his fans have been seen. personal life and strong in his Born in Northern Alberta, Alex has been Roman Catholic beliefs, his other a long term resident of Yellowknife in interests include gold and diamond Canada’s Northwest Territories with exploration and is he an avid collector his wife Louise and is a proud father of of just about everything but in particular 11 children, with 13 grandchildren and vintage cars and trucks. counting. Debogorski has taken advantage of his In 2006, a film crew from the History position on television to improve the channel went to the Northwest Territories public perception of the trucking industry in search of charismatic personnel for a and to connect with his fans, which new reality show Ice Road Truckers. he does through social media and his The concept of the reality show was website www.TheRealAlexD.com. to portray the lives of extraordinary At 6’3” and 235 pounds, plus his men and women as they risked their trademark laugh, Debogorski is not hard lives transporting essential supplies over to find in a crowd. frozen waters which double as roads in Drop by, have your picture taken winter. Debogorski, the hit personality of the show, has abundant character and Alex Debogorski will be selling and signing books at Inland-Kenworth with Alex, purchase his book and get a genuine original signature by the King of on Friday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Contributed photo entertains with his infectious laugh and Ice Road Trucking. endless stories, which is how he became

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Rotary auction called off

For the first time since 1957, there will be no Rotary Auction this year. “We have been looking at the format for several years and see the need to make some changes reflecting the way people interact with media,” club president Brandi Gunnarson said. “Over 52 years, the event has grown from a single-evening, radio-only event, to a three-evening fundraiser involving radio, TV, internet, and Facebook. It’s a big undertaking and we want to be absolutely ready to give full value to our donors and supporters.” One idea is to take the auction exclusively on-line,

permitting bidding over a longer period, perhaps a week; another is to go offline altogether and hold a one-day live auction. “Whatever comes next, we know it will involve significant change, so we would like to invite our audience to tell us what they would like to see,” Gunnarson said. With immediate effect, ideas and suggestions can be submitted to Rotary Club of Quesnel by mail, e-mail, Facebook posting, or in person to any local Rotarian. Submissions can be made anonymously if preferred, however the opportunity to discuss the idea further is lost if the

“It’s a big undertaking and we want to be absolutely ready to give full value to our donors and supporters.” Brandi Gunnarson, presdient

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owe it to Quesnel to get this right. “Our hope is to come back strong in 2014 but we need to hear from our community – our donors, our bidders, former Rotarians, all age groups… anyone reading this announcement. “We look forward to hearing from you.”

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August 23, 1919 ~ November 5, 2013 It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Grace Black, with her family by her side. Grace was predeceased by her husband Frank in Feb. 1978, her parents Walter and Mary Reeves, two sisters, four brothers. Mom is survived by her four children Agnes (Andrew) Robertson of Kenora, Frank (Kathy) of Kenora, William, of Kenora, James (Rose) Quesnel, BC. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren; Andrew (Tammi) Robertson, David (Janice) Robertson, Lorna Robertson, all of Kenora, Michelle (Gordon), Salmons, Jacqueline (Patrick) Hagerty, Melody, Mark Black all of Quesnel, BC. Mom was proud of her seven great grandchildren, Jessica, Jacqueline, of Kenora, Justin, Joshua, Rebecca, Mark, Jessie of Quesnel, BC., one great, great grandchild Lucas Andrew of Kenora. Mom lived in several Mando camps, the longest being in Camp Robinson. She worked for many years at Kenwood retiring in 1992. We were so lucky to have such a special mom who loved us all and was so proud of us. Special thanks to Dr. Bowerman, Dr. Workman, also the nurses at Lake of the Woods Hospital. Also the staff at Birchwood Terrace. Also to be mentioned was her daughter-in-law Kathy who was more like her daughter whose kindness will never by forgotten. Cremation has taken place. At mom’s instructions there is to be no funeral service. Private family interment to be held at a later date. We’ll miss you Mom.

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up. “Ultimately, the auction is about raising funds that we then reinvest back into Quesnel, the most recent being the swim clubs time clock going into the Rec Centre,” he said. “In the short term, not holding the auction has a big impact on our ability to make those investments, but we

Investment Myths that Could Cost You Money Sometimes investor beliefs turn out to be myths that may cause investing mistakes. Here are some of the more popular myths that may hold a grain of truth, but are probably best avoided. A high yield means a high return. Whether you invest in bonds with the highest interest rate or stocks with the highest dividend yield, high yield typically comes with high risk. Consider the risk of a bond default or dividend cut, which typically lowers the price of the bond or stock, as well as the income. (Keep in mind that dividends may be increased, decreased or eliminated at any point without notice.) The U.S. dollar will decline. No one has a good track record in forecasting currencies. Since we don’t know which way the U.S. dollar will move, basing portfolio decisions on such a specific prediction is risky. Keep in mind that many U.S. companies receive more than half of their profits from outside the country, so not all will be hurt by a declining U.S. dollar. So instead of avoiding U.S. investments because of an expectation for the U.S. dollar to decline, consider making them an appropriate part of your international investments. The best investments have the lowest fees. Fees matter, but returns after fees and taxes are what you keep. So consider whether the fees pay for something valuable, such as better liquidity, enhanced asset selection or improved diversification, though keep in mind that diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss. Don’t be misled into thinking that all low-fee investments provide high returns. You may pay higher fees to own bond or equity funds, but these fees are often more than justified by the benefits they provide to your portfolio. You can’t be too diversified. Owning many similar investments tends to increase the complexity of your portfolio without increasing the return or reducing the risk. If you own individual stocks and bonds, you should consider constructing your portfolio carefully to ensure adequate diversification. To start, each stock or bond should constitute no more than 5% of your portfolio, and they should be spread across a variety of industries. If you own mutual funds as well, you’ll need fewer to achieve adequate diversification, but you’ll want to own funds that complement each other. Speak with your financial advisor to learn more about these and other myths that could keep you from meeting your longterm goals. Edward Jones, Member Canadian Investor Protection Fund.


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Seeking Gallery of Honour nominations name plate that will hang in the Artrium at the Arts and Recreation Centre. Deadline for submissions for the Gallery of Honour is Jan. 12, 2014. Nomination forms are available at the Quesnel Art Gallery, the Quesnel Visitors’ Centre, the Arts and Recreation Centre front desk and at the Quensel Cariboo Observer. Included in the nomination package should be at least one letter of support and other supportive materials can be copied and included, such as awards won, clippings, photos and articles that relate to what the person has accomplished in the arts field. You may use up to two

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he first move in the provincial government’s core review, designed to reduce overall government costs, targets the Pacific Carbon Trust. But it doesn’t go nearly far enough. The government is planning to move the trust into the ministry of environment and reduce its staff and administrative costs. It would be far better to eliminate it. Bill Bennett, the minister responsible for the review, says the move will save $5.6 million annually by 2015 – 16. The carbon trust’s staff will be reduced to five from 18. Unfortunately, the government is still spinning the half-truth that the Pacific Carbon Trust is actually reducing carbon emissions. All it really does is boost the cost of government projects and initiatives. New schools, for example, cost more because all government agencies are required to buy carbon offsets so that the province can claim that it is totally carbon neutral. The offsets it buys, at $25 per tonne, are purchased from the private sector — usually from large carbon emitters to build projects that reduce the amount of carbon they emit. What is left unsaid is that most of these projects would likely be built anyway. NDP leader Adrian Dix, who fumbled on a number of occasions during the provincial election campaign, was strikingly clear on the Pacific Carbon Trust. He would eliminate it. The current BC Liberal government continues to mouth platitudes about carbon reduction, even as it proposes a number of LNG plants that would certainly boost the amount of carbon emitted in B.C. However, if the plants are built and natural gas begins to replace coal as the source of electricity in countries like China, worldwide carbon emissions will decrease. That type of effort towards reducing carbon is far superior to the smoke and mirrors of the Pacific Carbon Trust. – Black Press

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wo days after Energy Minister Bill Bennett announced the demise of the Pacific Carbon Trust, the public accounts committee convened at the legislature to pound a few more nails into its carbon-sequestering coffin. Assistant Auditor General Morris Sydor was there to defend his report from last March that concluded the B.C. government was not “carbon neutral” in 2010, because the trust paid $6 million for hastily arranged offset projects that were not valid. An Encana Corp. gas flaring reduction project at Fort Nelson and a forest preserve in the Kootenays would have proceeded without assistance from $25 a tonne carbon fee imposed on hospitals, universities, colleges and until last year, school districts. In fact they did proceed without this subsidy. The government continues to deny this, but not many people outside the international carbon offset sales racket believe them. The Pacific Carbon Trust’s functions will continue, Bennett said. Instead of a board of directors and 18 staff, five people headed by

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B.C. Views an assistant deputy minister will evaluate projects and bestow millions taken from college, university and health authority budgets each year. B.C.’s school districts are still paying $5 million a year to offset such nefarious activities as heating their schools. But now the money goes into a “Carbon Neutral Capital Program,” and districts have to apply to get their money back for emission-reducing projects. This is going so well, according to Bennett, that post-secondary institutions and health authorities will be converted to a similar program in the years ahead. How is that school program going? Here are some examples.  The Coast Mountains School District around Terrace paid $66,452 for carbon offsets last year. It got back most of its three years of offset payments as

of B.C.’s human-generated greenhouse gas emissions are from transportation, and a few electric cars for school district staff aren’t going to change that. And what happens when colleges and hospitals run out of boilers to modernize and insulation to upgrade? It won’t be long at this rate. In hindsight, this “carbon neutral government” scheme is perhaps the worst single idea implemented in 12 years of B.C. Liberal government. Gordon Campbell’s grand vision of a province where government sets the green standard and the private sector economy follows has simply not worked. The NDP presented a motion in April 2012 to relieve hospitals, colleges and universities of their carbon offset obligation. The idea was supported by a B.C. Liberal backbencher, who argued that B.C. should also scrap the carbon tax and quit pretending it can change the climate. His name? Bill Bennett. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@ blackpress.ca. 

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a grant to complete a boiler upgrade for its Kitimat high school. Abbotsford and Nanaimo school districts each have to pay about $100,000 a year. They got money back for school boiler upgrades as well, although local school officials say that would not likely have been the top priority for spending, if it hadn’t been for the program that forces districts to spend grants immediately on emission reduction. Surrey school district paid out $585,000 last year and also upgraded boilers. Vancouver’s pitch this year was for three electric cars. Leaving aside the distortion of spending priorities caused by this restrictive tax-and-spend scheme, what happens when they run out of boilers to upgrade? And has it occurred to the government’s “carbon neutral” braintrust that those new boilers are still burning natural gas? This program is about to be foisted onto universities and hospitals. Does anyone actually believe that heating hospitals and college classrooms is a key driver of global warming? Presumably our carbon czars know that 40 per cent

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Immodest exposure Editor: I am Kimberly Hohmann and I am a concerned citizen of Quesnel. I have finally decided to take action and spread awareness about my effort to have a grocery store that has tills free of immodest women on the covers on magazines. I started talking with a few other residents in Quesnel and found out that I am not the only one frustrated in this situation. I do not wish to go grocery shopping only to see these photo shopped barely covered women right in front of my face. Oct. 25, after a long nine months of eagerly waiting I finally got to meet my new baby girl. The last thing I want my daughter to think is that she has to starve herself and wear tons of make up to think she looks beautiful; its bad enough with all the media but we should at least be able to get food for our family with out being bombarded with women being portrayed in the wrong way. As adults in today’s society do we really want to encourage our children and youth that what you see on the cover of magazines is beauty? That a woman’s value is higher if she looks a certain way? Is it ok for young men to be exposed so vigorously that it changes their view on what a woman is? Let me repeat that. Is it ok for young men to be exposed so vigorously that it changes their view on what a woman is? Susan Fiske, a psychologist at Princeton University in New Jersey noticed an interesting change in brain activity when men were shown different pictures of women. When shown pictures of women wearing little clothing the areas of the men’s brain light up associating the picture with an

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object or tool to be used. When the men were shown a picture of a fully clothed woman the areas of the brain light up that connect with empathy or acknowledging that the picture is a human being not an object. Sometimes life is so busy we don’t have time to stop and think about how much images impact our brain and how we think. With this research suggesting that a simple picture can shift men to perceive women to be objects rather than a human being to interact with, why do you suppose sexual abuse is sky rocketing and the rate of successful marriages is declining. If we are made aware that exposing women frequently in public areas affect our youth and society as a whole in a negative way why would we continue to allow it to infiltrate on us so easily. The company’s pay the grocery stores to have their magazines at the front tills. If we are all wanting a better society the least we can do is offer the grocery store that is willing to answer to our request more business than what those company’s give them. I have contacted Save On Foods, Extra Foods and Safeway about my frustrations. I am waiting to hear back from them after they contact their head offices. In hopes of persuading them I am asking anyone willing to support  this petition to please e-mail me. I will report back to the grocery stores exactly how many people I have behind me in an effort to get a shopping environment wear these types of magazines are not at the front tills. Thank you for your time. The e-mail supportgod@outlook.com. Kimberly Hohmann Quesnel

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hey did it! Joel Kolenchuk and Jenny Phillips of Vile Pole Arts earned the title of ‘First Runners Up’ in the Doubles Division at the Canadian Pole Fitness Championships, Oct. 5, Mississauga Ontario. That’s second place, and it was a close second at that, being only three points behind the first place winners. Using their unique blend of selfchoreographed pole moves, acrobatics and teetering balancing tricks, the Quesnel duo again wowed the audience. After their performance, the lady beside me exclaimed, “That was totally insane. She actually hung from his head.” Here, she was referring to a one of a kind pole move invented by Jenny and Joel themselves, where Joel hangs upside down, clinging to the pole with one knee and one hand, while Jenny lifts off the ground, hanging around Joel's neck, twisted in a pretzel-like configuration. This was just one of the many selfinvented moves that earned Vile Pole Arts their second place win in this Canada wide competition. “We are ecstatic,” exclaimed Phillips. “We had to place within the top two spots of our division to qualify for the next stage and we did it.” What is the next stage, you ask? That would be the World Pole Sports Championships (WPSC) to be held July 2014, in York Hall, London England. “That is literally unbelievable,” exclaimed Kolenchuk, “now we’ve really got our work cut out for us.” Having only preformed on poles together for a little over four years, this Quesnel duo is understandably

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feeling a little overwhelmed with the prospect of the world stage, but at least the two are in good home-grown company, having qualified alongside of the first place winners of the doubles division, Veronica Solimano and Diana Pietroianu of Vancouver B.C., first place Men’s Division winner Ricky Pang of Vancouver B.C. and first place pro division winner, Nadyne Moldowan of Victoria B.C. All in all, B.C. athletes placed in four of the available 8 qualifying WPSC 2014 spots that were being competed for in Ontario. So what exactly is Pole Fitness? Jenny cracks up when Joel counters with his story of being asked, “There’s competitions for pole? How in the world do they judge that kind of thing? Do you get more points the more (clothes) you take off?” Although having derived from the more familiar, erotic, bar room dance; Pole Fitness is a very different animal indeed.

Competitions have very strict guidelines and rules directing it as an athletic, artistic sport. Explicit rules state such things as, “It is forbidden to remove any items of clothing between the neck and knees even if there is clothing underneath; the art of pole dancing is the centre point. Focus is on fitness and presentation, not on sensuality. Any sexual suggestion will result in immediate disqualification.”  Think of it more along the lines of figure skating, but instead of a sheet of ice, picture the athletes dancing on a vertical pole – artistic, creative, lots of lifts, spins and flashy costumes, along with a humongous dose of determination, strength, flexibility, grace and agility.  Unfortunately, pole fitness will probably retain the well-ingrained reputation of the bar room variety for many more years to come, but audacious individuals like Jenny and Joel are working hard to help overcome that.  If you are the least bit curious,

somewhat adventurous, or in need of a change from the same old ‘gym’ routine, give Vile Pole Arts a call or visit their Quesnel studio at the top of Dragon Lake hill, during one of their open houses. Competitions aside, Pole Fitness can benefit anyone, young or old, man or woman and after a twirl or two this challenging, empowering and surprisingly fun work-out can easily become a healthy addiction. To follow the antics of Vile Pole Arts you can find their postings on facebook or go to their website www.vilepolearts.com. To learn more about the Competitive side of Pole Fitness visit the Canadian Pole Fitness Association website: www. canadianpolefitnessassociation.com – where Vile’s second place performance, along with all the others, is posted via YouTube) or the International Pole Sports Federation website, www. polesports.org. –Submitted by Sandra Pelletier

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reinstate her licence and after a few refresher lessons with a local driving instructor, Pat took to the road. It took all three tries but she finally passed and her examiner said she had done well. Although the experience in Prince George was difficult and daunting, Pat and Ron both recommended the Touch Screen Computer Awareness program and Lyle Orchison. “He was really helpful and I would encourage seniors to contact SAS if they’re facing the DriveAble Assessment,” Pat said. To book your appointment for the Touch Screen Computer Awareness: Orientation for Online Driving Assessment, phone 250-747-8363.

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hen 82-year-old Pat Mattison received a letter advising her she needed to take the DriveAble assessment in Prince George she required the assistance of husband Ron to understand what that exactly meant. After a physical with her doctor, it was determined she needed further assessment on her ability to drive. Pat has the beginning stages of dementia and, although she’s still very bright and alert and capable of most daily tasks, she relies on Ron to help her understand things and on his memory, which is much better than hers. She’s been driving for 66 years, since she was 16 and still enjoys the freedom it allows her, so the prospect of potentially losing her licence was worrisome. “I’m proud of the fact I’ve never had an accident,” she said. In order to prepare Pat for what she could expect with the DriveAble assessment, she had two sessions with Lyle Orchison at Seniors Advocacy Service on the non-profit society’s touch screen computer awareness program. Pat is one of many seniors who has no computer skills and both her and Ron knew the DriveAble assessment would be difficult. “It was very helpful,” Pat said. “It let me know what I was in for.” She had nothing but praise for Lyle

and his patience and skills in helping her prepare for what she would face. Ron, who is 83, also recently had a physical but it didn’t trigger a letter and his ability to drive hasn’t been challenged. “This system needs to be scrapped,” Ron said. “It’s intimidating, with an unfamiliar environment (touch screen testing) and out of your home town.” However, the couple proceeded to Prince George for her appointment and not surprising, Pat failed the DriveAble Assessment. Ron admitted he was surprised Pat did so poorly as she had done reasonable well with the Touch Screen Computer Awareness.

“Once you fail the DriveAble assessment, they immediately send you for a road test in an unfamiliar vehicle on unfamiliar roads,” he said. He suggested it would challenge anyone to pass. Pat also failed her road test and her licence was taken away. Once home again, Pat received notification she could try her road test again with a local examiner and she jumped at the chance. The letter suggested she could try three times to

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Christmas is a busy season for seniors in the Quesnel area

n behalf of all seniors who have enjoyed the Christmas Tour of Lights for the past 20 years, provided by Gary Inwood, we want to say a big thank you. Sadly, Gary is no longer operating the buses. He had donated the buses, drivers and the fuel to take about 100 seniors each year, winding up at the Seniors Centre for much enjoyed refreshments prepared and set out by Lifeline volunteers with donations from

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UPCOMING EVENTS •Seniors Advocacy Service presents a Musical Christmas Concert @ Northstar Baptist Church, Nov 30, 7 – 9 p.m., suggested admission is $10 or a gift for a teenager, non-perishables. •Christmas Dinner at the Senior Centre Dec. 5, $20 each •Christmas Dinner OAPO at Golden Centre Dec 11, $12 members •Christmas Bazaar OAPO at Golden

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•1st Playhouse – Arlene Oxley, Quesnel •2nd Light Therapy – Bailey White, Quesnel •3rd Video Sur-

veillance clock – Betty Pidirney, Prince George •4th Children’s electric motorcycle -Donna Eckert, Prince George •5th Always Accurate watch- Frankie Littler, Quesnel •6th Illuminating

magnifier -Caroline Hughes, Quesnel Thank you to everyone who participated in this fundraiser for the much needed Lions Seniors’ Housing Project. Shoot the Breeze provides information of interest to seniors.

The Quesnel Ladies Golf Club thank the following businesses for generously supporting our Tuesday Ladies Golf group throughout the 2013 season Tre Spa - Outer Limits Hair Styling - Hi Chic Cutting Lounge - Essential Balance Esthetics Cutting Edge Hair Studio and Esthetics - Attitude South Salon and The Spa - Panago Pizza Domino’s Pizza - Robins 2 for 1 Pizza - Willis Harper - Safeway

Community Calendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS ETC... MONDAY BC GOV’T RETIRED EMPLOYEES ASSOC. general meeting/no host lunch Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m., Seniors activity centre, Wm Lake. Call Wendy, 250-3987306 for information.

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

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SOUTH HILLS AREA NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOC. meeting, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Dragon Lake elementary school library. VISIT THE CHRISTMAS CRECHE DISPLAY at Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, 1490 Beryle St., Dec. 4 –6, 2 – 8 p.m. Admission is free.

THURSDAY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY YARN CLUB meets the second and fourth Thursday afternoons, 1 – 3 p.m. in library activity room. New members welcome. For information call Amanda, 250-7472558 or Marth, 250747-1606. AVOIDING THE

MONEY TRAPS AT CHRISTMAS TIME workshop Nov. 28, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free event. Call to register, 778-414-9119 or 250-255-8027. Workshops to be held at LQS office, room 206, 488 McLean Street. SENIORS’ CENTRE CHRISTMAS DINNER Dec. 5, doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets $20/each at Seniors Centre, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Friday.

FRIDAY QUESNEL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS selfhelp group will meet for Christmas goodies Dec. 6, 12:30 – 2 p.m., CD Hoy room, City Hall. Friends and family welcome. For information contact Donna, 250-

992-3369. WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTRE HOSTING NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND ACTION ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN at the WRC, 690 McLean St., Dec. 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for informational discussions and music to remember the tragic event in 1989 and all violence that is plaguing our society and the world. OPEN MIC NIGHT Dec. 6, Elks Hall, all ages welcome, 7 – 11 p.m., sponsored by RCMA, everyone welcome to play/sing or listen/ dance, $5/person, max $15 per family, RCMA members free. Memberships available. For information

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the Philippines Relief effort. FARMERS CHRISTMAS MARKETS, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Arts and Rec Centre, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and 14.

SATURDAY SANTA PET PICS Dec. 4, 5 – 8 p.m. at Total Pet. For costs and information contact hollydurocher@live.com. Local photographers and 100 per cent of proceeds to Crooked Leg Ranch.

COME TRY RINGETTE, Nov. 30, 5 – 7 p.m. at the arena. Bring your skates and helmet and have fun. For information check out www. quesnelringette.info or contact Tod Anderson, quesnelringette@gmail.com.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT, Nov. 30, 7 – 9 p.m. North Star Baptist Church, intermission goodies courtesy of Granvilles. Suggested donation $10 or gift for a teenager or non-perishable items, proceeds to The Seniors Advocacy office, Good Cheer and

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Make the most of Black Friday shopping Black Friday is one the biggest shopping days of the year, and is often the perfect time to begin holiday shopping and save money on incredible deals. Thousands of eager shoppers will leave their homes in the early morning hours and wait in lines at stores in order to grab the best prices of the season, while retailers will be gearing up to lure the greatest number of shoppers. Surviving the day unscathed and arriving home with discounts galore involves having a game plan for success. • Know the prices of the items you want to buy. • Understand the fine print of “door busters.” Door buster sales are meant to get shoppers into stores, where retailers hope shoppers will make additional purchases while taking advantage of advertised deals. • Dress for comfort. Wear sensible, comfortable shoes and clothing when shopping. Leave a large purse at home. • Arrive together but shop separately. The “divide and conquer” method of shopping allows everyone in your shopping party to score good deals. • Make a list and stick to it. • Scout the stores ahead of time. Visit the stores where you plan to shop a few days before Black Friday. • Don’t overlook nontraditional stores. Many other stores, from pharmacies to supermarkets, stock items apart from food and toiletries. • Park off campus. Mall parking lots can get just as crowded as the stores themselves. • Clean out your car prior to shopping. Make room in the trunk or cargo area for all of your purchases. For those who will be buying large, heavy items, find out if the store will ship the merchandise or will hold it aside until you can take it home.

• Promptly store receipts. Designate a folder or envelope for all of your receipts to keep them organized and handy. • Pack a small snack and drink. It’s easy to become dehydrated and hungry waiting in long lines, which can compromise your decision-making abilities. • Leave the kids at home. Black Friday shopping can be stressful, and children can easily get lost or bumped around in the fray. It is safer to leave them home so you can focus your full attention on shopping. • Know when to call it quits. Establish a firm cut-off time for ending your shopping excursion. This way you can head home, rest and sort through your purchases.

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The power of local spending during the holiday season Preparing for the holiday season is often associated with gift lists, bargain hunting and potentially crowded or stressful shopping experiences searching for the perfect gift. This year, try exploring your local businesses for unique items and make local purchases to help support neighbourhood businesses during a season that sees a lot of consumer dollars crossing the border or disappearing online with retailers around the world. Shopping off-the-beaten path in one of your neighbourhood stores can be a much calmer experience during the holiday shopping season, additionally, every purchase you make at a local business has a direct impact on the surrounding neighbourhood and the local economy, strengthening it and helping create sustainability and growth in our communities.” Among the positive impacts of local shopping are:

• Job Creation: small businesses are the largest group of employers in the country • Local Impact: dollars spent within the neighbourhood directly benefit the local economy and tend to be re-invested within the community. • Neighbourhood Prosperity: the presence and success of small businesses play key roles in giving communities their identities and also influence neighbourhood desirability and growths. • Customer Service: independent retailers often personalized service, making shopping a less stressful and more meaningful experience. Holiday sales typically make up a considerable amount of retailers’ annual sales. So help support your favourite local store or service this holiday season by supplementing or completing your holiday gift list purchases locally. – newscanada.com

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Employment Opportunity - Electrician The Quesnel School District is currently seeking applications for a permanent Electrician position in the Maintenance Department. This position is 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday) 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Successful applicants would become members of CUPE Local 4990 Required Knowledge, Education, Ability and Skills include: (Grade 12 completion (Certifification (BCTQ) (Valid Class 5 BC driver’s license (Current experience and skill in the electrical trade ( Knowledge and experience in the maintenance and repair of fire and security systems, multi-zone heating systems and air conditioning. (Excellent communication skills when dealing with staff, students and the public (Medically fit to carry out the responsibilities of the position (Experience in the following areas will be considered an asset; repair of small equipment, LAN wiring, computer literate, DDC, phone systems, PA and sound system 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, certifications). Applications are to be submitted to the undersigned no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2013:

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Quesnel Industrial Transportation currently hiring for following positions; 1. Full Time Log truck driver – PG to Quesnel 2. Full Time Chip truck driver – Williams Lake to PG 3. Full Time Mechanic P.O. Box 4255 Quesnel, BC V2J 3J3

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Skeena Sawmills Ltd. is a forest products company located in Terrace, British Columbia operating a sawmill and a related woodlands operations. We are currently seeking to fill the position of Operations Supervisor. The Operations Supervisor will supervise and contribute to managing forest operations related to our forest tenures, with a focus on the supervision and coordination of all aspects of harvesting and road construction. Specific roles and responsibilities of the position include: • Ensure operations are conducted safely and in the most environmentally responsible and cost effective manner; • Provide direction and supervision to ensure compliance with logging, site and other plans and various legal or regulatory requirements; • Administer and manage contracts for logging and other operations; • Assisting in coordinating, planning and scheduling of production in order to achieve log delivery targets; • Contribute to the development and maintenance of a system for determining rates and costs for logging, hauling and road construction; • Assist with the preparation and implementation of annual operating plans, budgets and forecasts related to forest operations; and, • Maintain effective relationships with government agencies, contractors, suppliers, First Nations and stakeholders. Candidates will have at least two years of operational forestry experience and be a Registered Professional Forester or a Registered Forest Technologist in good standing, or eligible for registration with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals. Additionally, the individual should demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills and be proficient with applicable computer software. More experienced candidates would be considered for a more senior role / position. Skeena Sawmills Ltd. offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package. If you are an appropriate candidate for this position and you are seeking a challenging position with opportunities for career advancement, then please forward your resume and covering letter to the Plant Manager at don.macdonald@skeenasawmills.com by December 4th, 2013. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Misc. for Sale 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 big year end clear out!” 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. 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

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FIR Crest Apartments - 1 & 2 bdrm suites, North Quesnel. N/P, no parties. (250)992-6593

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

One bdrm suite, util incl in red bluff area $600/mo, small pets ok, N/S, N/P (250) 747-1424

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223/227 Reid St. For Rent/Lease Call Ken Reid @ Call (250)992-3950 3Commercial Units for lease in WQ, good location on main street. Each over 1700sqft. Call 983-1267 or 983-5298 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 Terri 9927202 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.

2bdrm suite, suitable for sngl or cpl. N/P. $600, util incld. Avail now (250)992-6189 or (250)983-9131

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

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Houses For Sale One of a kind 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

2 bdrm partially furn home on 1 acre. Min from town. Pull thu drive, gas & wood heat, full wood shed. covered deck $600/mo (250)316-5411 1(250)727-1100

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2, 4 cyl,5 speed, 171km, 48mpg N/S,excellent tires, very clean $3500. Call (250)992-8747

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3bdrm/1bath Unit in 4-Plex. Avail. Dec. 1st, f/s, w/d included, new reno’s, n/s, n/p, $750/mo.You pay Utilities.Lark Ave. WS. 992-6629/255-4744

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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1979 Chev camperized Van, good shape, $5,500. 1979 Ford 150 Crew Cab 4 spd. 6 cyl., winter tires, $1,900. Leave. message 255-6733

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2001 PT Cruiser. 150K, 4cyl, auto, sunroof, fully equipped,heated seats, ex tires & runner, very clean. $2950 (250)992-8747

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VIASPORT CELEBRATES SPORTS DAY IN CANADA: NOVEMBER 30, 2013

Try a new sport for Sports Day in Canada! In the week leading up to RBC Sports Day in Canada on November 30, communities across British Columbia are hosting a variety of events for citizens to learn about and participate in a new sport. In honour of Sports Day, ViaSport wants to inspire B.C. to explore more than 60 provincial sport organizations and hundreds of clubs that deliver sport for all ages and abilities in our communities, all year round! No matter your age, skill level or where you call home, sport is your connection to friends, fun, learning and a general sense of wellness in your everyday life. There are opportunities for everyone through sport, whether you’re a beginner, advanced or adaptive athlete, a child or senior, or perhaps someone who isn’t sure where to begin. ViaSport is your easy connection to the resources you need to get started.

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