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Giving back The smiling staff at Eagle Building Supplies present a cheque for $1,000 to Stefan van Schaick (left) of the Salvation Army. The funds were in lieu of holding a staff Christmas party. Karen Powell photo

Council approves airport funding Council approved entering into an Airport Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) Contribution Agreement with Transport Canada that will provide a $39,115 capital contribution for a Runway Condition Reporting System at the Quesnel Regional Airport. NAV Canada provides air navigational service including air traffic control, aeronautical, airport advisory and flight information to commercial and general aviation throughout Canada. As a certified airport, Quesnel must provide runway condition reports to NAV Canada. Currently these reports are hand written and

faxed to NAV Canada. The number of reports forwarded to NAV Canada in a day depends upon weather conditions. NAV Canada is digitizing the submission process for runway condition reporting; for Quesnel this means updating our reporting methods to a digital format that will allow the uploading of reports directly into NAV Canada systems.

Presentation Council invited Brenda Gardiner from Better at Home to give a presentation on this new program and the services it provides to seniors. Gardiner confirmed they have over 83 clients in the community and receive approximately three

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Secondary suites Council has approved the recommendation to draft an Official Community Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment Bylaw to allow secondary suites in zones permitting single detached dwellings.

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Two new members were appointed to Quesnel ‘s Museum and Heritage Commission for a twoyear term commencing January 1, 2014. Council welcomed newcomers Judy Anderson and Valerie Peters to the commission as well as two present members who have chosen to renew their memberships, Ellen Affleck and Bruce Steele. The Museum and Heritage Commission is made up of eight members-at-large plus a Council and CRD representative. There remains one 1-year vacancy on the commission due to the recent resignation of a commission member.

Council approved moving forward to assist with the process to have residents in the Gook Road/Dragon Lake area organize and petition the Cariboo Regional District to supply a sanitary sewer system to this community at the residents’ cost. Council proceeded with the first two readings of the three Business Improvement Area Bylaws which expire in 2013 after receiving the BIA’s strategic plans at council on November 18. The funds for a BIA are collected through a local service tax and only the businesses in the area are subject to the tax for BIAs. This means there is no net cost to the city’s budget.

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Council appointed Alexandria Kostenko to the Tourism and Civic Price Committee for a two-year term. Council approved applying for and administering the 2014 NDIT Business Facade Improvement Program. Council approved applying for a grant through NDIT to have a local government management intern for one year starting May 2014. The program is designed to assist interns in local government work experience and act as a pathway to operational learning and placement. The NDIT provides $35,000 towards the cost. Net cost to the City is $20,500 over two budget years.

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NEWS

Chamber pushes Prosperity

Representatives of the Williams Lake Chamber, the Quesnel Chamber and Quesnel Community Economic Development Corporation travelled to Vancouver this week to send a clear message to Ottawa: B.C. needs the New Prosperity project. Jason Ryll, president of the Williams Lake Chamber of Commerce; Len Doucette and Allan Roberts, directors of the South Cariboo Chamber; of Commerce; William Lacy, vice-president of the Quesnel Chamber of Commerce and Len Sinclair, director of the Quesnel Community Economic Development Corporation joined forces with leaders of B.C. business, mining and mining supplier organizations at a media event December 10 in Vancouver to showcase B.C.’s support for the project. John Winter, president and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce, led the event. “We’ve come together to send a clear message to Ottawa: our province needs this project,” Winter said. “It’s our collective view that the New Prosperity project must be evaluated with full consideration for both the great social and economic benefits it would create and for B.C.’s proven track record of building and

operating mines in a safe and environmentally sound manner.” The federal minister of environment and the federal cabinet are expected to make a decision on whether to approve the New Prosperity project within the next few months. In the course of the event, Winter commended the Williams Lake, South Cariboo and Quesnel Chambers for their active efforts to promote the project in their communities. “Communities in the Cariboo have been hard-hit by the mountain pine beetle epidemic and are looking for ways to regroup and rebuild,” Winter said. “Our Williams Lake and South Cariboo Chambers have worked tirelessly, with the support of the Quesnel Chamber, to explain how much the region needs the jobs and opportunities that New Prosperity represents.” Over the past few years, Williams Lake chamber has poured huge efforts into delivering clear information about the project and to catalyze support in the community. The Chamber has held public meetings, met with officials and made videos highlighting the need for the project in the community. It has also worked actively to publicize both the direct and

indirect business opportunities that would flow out of the project and to ready the local business community to capitalize on those economic opportunities. The Quesnel Chamber has also been a strong supporter of the project. “We all understand that there is a process in getting this project through the planning stages,” Lacy said. “But the social and economic benefits associated with the Prosperity Project would help the region deal with the current economic conditions and help us transition into a more diverse economic center.” Adding to the support from Quesnel is the Quesnel Community Economic Development Corporation, represented by Len Sinclair. “The Quesnel Community Economic Development Corporation feels it is very important, and the importance comes from the local financial gains and job development, and more it sets a precedent that Canada is a good place to do business,” Sinclair said. “Eighteen years is too long to wait for development. The $100 million spent to push this project forward over the past 18 years could have potentially been spent on several positive initiatives in the community.”

The Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce is looking for community-minded business leaders to join the 2014 Board of Directors. This is your chance to get involved, become a community leader, participate in the Chamber at the working level, and work on issues that affect your business. If you care about supporting business in Quesnel, if you care about community values and stability, if you see a problem that needs a solution or an issue that needs attention, there is sure to be a place for you on the Chamber Board. Elections are being held January 7th, 11:30am-1:00pm at the Best Western Tower Inn. Tickets are $20 each (lunch provided). Eligibility Criteria: The business you represent must be a member of the Chamber of Commerce by December 31, 2013. Please contact our office for more information on becoming a director.

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COMMUNITY

Christmas around the world

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hristmas is a religious holiday in Mexico and is traditionally celebrated during the nine days before Christmas and right up until January 6. Christmas starts with Las Posadas. This is a nine-day celebration with candlelight parades and parties. Children put on plays about the trip Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem. At the parties, there are piñatas filled with fruit, candy, nuts and small gifts. Children try to hit the piñata with a stick so that it will break open. They do this with their eyes covered. Many families eat tamales and rice. Tamales are made from corn and filled with pork or chicken. Children drink Chocolate Caliente, which is like hot chocolate.  The poinsettia is a bright red and green plant that blooms during the Christmas season. Poinsettia plants grow in Mexico. In Spanish, they are called “Noche Buena” or Christmas Eve. January 6 is the Day of the Kings and this is when children

receive presents in the shoes they put by the door on the night of the fifth. Of course, North American traditions like Santa Claus are celebrated these days in many larger communities. Feliz Navidad! In India, Christmas (in its Christian form) is celebrated by approximately 2.3% of the population. Midnight Mass is a very important service for Christians in India, especially Catholics. The whole family will walk to the mass and this will be followed by a massive feast of different delicacies, (mostly curries) and the giving and receiving of presents. Churches in India are decorated with poinsettia flowers and candles for the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass service. Christians traditionally decorate mango or banana trees at Christmas time. In some parts of India, small clay oil-burning lamps are used as Christmas decorations; they are placed on the edges of flat roofs and on the tops of walls. Churches

are decorated with poinsettias and lit with candles for the Christmas evening service. Father Christmas, or Santa Claus, delivers presents to children from a horse and cart. He’s known as ‘Christmas Baba’ in Hindi, ‘Baba Christmas’ in Urdu (both of those mean Father Christmas); ‘Christmas Thaathaa’ in Tamil and ‘Christmas Thatha’ in Telugu (both of those mean Christmas old man); and ‘Natal Bua’ (Christmas Elder Man) in Marathi. In Kerla Were state, he’s known as ‘Christmas Papa’. The Philippines has the longest Christmas celebration in the world. Predominately a Catholic country, Christmas is a serious affair. While the actual Christmas Day is the 25th, the celebration typically goes on during the months ending with

“ber”, right up to January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany. As early as September, when the dark nights come, it is not unusual to see a series of spectacular Christmas displays popping up in malls, parks and open spaces across the country. This article is one in a series produced under the Welcoming

Communities Action Plan, which is funded by Welcome BC with sponsorship by the Rush radio station and the Quesnel Cariboo Observer. For more information about this project, contact New Focus Society at 250-9923119. For part two of Christmas Around the World see Wednesday’s Observer.

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Zero tolerance

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t’s that time of year again where holidays parties are in full swing. Nothing new there and overindulgence is fairly commonplace. No big deal. People tend to eat too much, spend too much, drink too much. Then January rolls around and many vow to lose the weight, pay off the credit cards, etc etc. What also seems to be fairly commonplace, and is disturbingly so, is the lack of respect for laws and the right to be safe on our roads. It’s CounterAttack season and one would think with it being 2013 and the huge amount of education and publicity drinking and driving gets, it would be a thing of the past – sadly it’s not. Saturday night alone, local police checked more than 400 vehicles at traffic roadblocks throughout the community as part of the RCMP’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Strategy and ICBC’s CounterAttack campaign. As a result of these efforts, three impaired drivers were taken off the road. Police issued two 90 day immediate roadside prohibitions and one three day immediate roadside prohibition. Seriously? Those numbers are completely unacceptable. What’s your excuse? Didn’t have a ride? Cabs took too long? Wah. No one is listening to your pathetic attempts at justifying your incredibly selfish behaviour. We need to adopt a zero tolerance mentality for impaired driving and it starts at home. Then perhaps, our children, or our children’s children can grow up in a world where this type of behaviour doesn’t exist. –Autumn MacDonald, Observer

We will always love her – RIP mom

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ur beautiful mother died unexpectedly last

week. I’ve wept over that first sentence for at least half an hour before finally writing this second one. My head and heart are overflowing with so many thoughts and emotions I’m not sure where to begin, except to say that we loved her more than she would ever know. Susan Ann Hetherington was her birth name and at the age of 17 she became pregnant with me. She married her childhood sweetheart, our father, immediately after they graduated from high school. Two and a half years after I was born, she gave birth to my brother and best friend, Jeremie White. From the beginning she made it her life’s mission to be the best wife and mother imaginable, and her efforts were noticeable to everyone who knew us. She was a fantastic cook,

Lori Welbourne

On A Brighter Note a wonderful homemaker and it was obvious that she loved us deeply. To the outside world, we seemed to be a happy and healthy family - and initially, we were. None of us had any inkling that a dark mental illness would creep in and eventually destroy our beloved mother’s life, along with the majority of her most cherished relationships. Mom was loving, sensitive and deeply compassionate, but for whatever reason, she was a tortured soul and suffered from an invisible sickness that we couldn’t see, but we could certainly

and we never gave up hope that her tragic quality of life, and our weakened connections with her, would improve. But we simply ran out of time. At the young age of 65 her lungs gave out and she died peacefully in her sleep. It still doesn’t feel real. Our mother adored Christmas and she loved to give presents. On her behalf, and in her honour, I would like to offer this reminder as a gift for anyone who needs to hear it: mental health is the absolute foundation for physical health and we should never feel shame when seeking help for either. We love you so much, Mom, and we always will. Rest in peace beautiful angel – you touched countless people throughout your life and your story is already helping others to heal. Lori Welbourne is a syndicated columnist. She can be contacted at LoriWelbourne.com

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feel. To neighbors, friends and strangers she was calm and kind, but with us, her temperament was wildly unpredictable. When we realized she needed psychological help, we tried to get it for her, but she would fervently reject the idea every time. She was mortified by the thought that anyone might think she had a mental health issue and categorically denied the possibility. Her verbal abuse became increasingly frequent as the years went by and her illness not only went undiagnosed and untreated, but was exacerbated by alcohol, prescription pills and an overall neglect of her physical well-being. It’s been intensely sad not to have the close relationship with her that we craved as much as she did. Her untimely death has been devastating since we never stopped loving her

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We want justice Editor: On the night of December 12, around 11:30 p.m., we returned home to find our house had been broken into and our four dogs taken from their kennels. We immediately “It is difficult posted a thread on and called to express with Facebook the police. While words the hurt waiting for the police to arrive, we received and loss that we a phone call from a feel. We cannot logger getting off work saying that he thought understand how he had seen one of our someone could dogs out the Nazko highway. possibly do this After a brief discussion with the to innocent police, we drove out animals.” the Nazko to see if the dog was one of ours. On the way out we received another call from a resident of the area saying that they had found one of our boxers, Bo, running around on the Nazko highway. He was very scared and they had not been able to coax him close to them. He eventually ran away from them and they followed him up the slide mountain road where he stopped and sat next to the bodies of our other two boxers, Kiera and Zeus. They had been killed and their bodies dumped just off the side of the road. They met us on the highway and took us to the dogs. Our dachshund Dexter is still missing. I have been back to the area twice with rakes and shovels but both searches have turned up no results. We are filled with shock and grief over this situation. Our dogs were our family, loved like children. It is difficult to express with words the hurt and loss that we feel. We cannot understand how someone could possibly do this to innocent animals. We no longer feel safe in our home. Why couldn’t they have just robbed us of our possessions. We want justice. We would like to thank all the support we have received from the local community as well as the support from all across Canada. If anyone has any information regarding this please contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222tips. There is a large reward for information and, thanks to supporters, the reward is growing every day. Sincerely, Doug Benville Natalie Tremblay Nicole Tremblay

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Raise the Roof Quesnel and District Teachers’ Association’s Social Justice and PR committees collaborated to purchase toques to support Seasons House’s Raise the Roof campaign. Toques were bought for each executive member in order to support our shelter and raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in Quesnel. All proceeds go to helping the homeless - 80 per cent stays locally and 20 per cent goes to national initiatives. This means $280 went directly to Season’s House. Here QDTA executive members wear their Raise the Roof toques in support of a noble cause. Contributed photo

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CHRISTMAS CONCERTS – DRAGON LAKE

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RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE PICKUP changes during the holiday season

Please note the changes for residential garbage pickup during the holiday season from Tuesday, December 24 to Wednesday, January 1 as follows: regular Tuesday pickup will be on Monday, December 23 and Monday, December 30 regular Wednesday pickup will be on Tuesday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 31 regular Thursday pickup will be on Friday, December 27 and will remain on Thursday, January 2 regular Friday pickup will be on Saturday, December 28 and will remain on Friday, January 3.

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Commercial Garbage collection will have an extra truck running December 24, 27, and 31 to make up for any missed garbage during the holidays.

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Transfer Depot will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through the holiday season however the landfill gates will be closed on Wednesday, December 25 as well as Wednesday, January 1, due to the statutory holidays. We appreciate your co-operation and wish all Quesnel and area residents a safe and happy holiday season. If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at 250-992-6330 during regular office hours.

PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE during the winter season With winter in full force, the Public Works Department is asking residents to wear bright, reflective clothing at all times, especially during heavy snowfall. Visibility for our snow removal operators is extremely poor at these times. If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at 250-992-6330 during regular office hours.

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COMMUNITY

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THEATRES www.caribtheatres.com

For the week of Friday, December 20th - Thursday, December 26th

Showtimes subject to change

Best All Best All Goods and Services owner Lucille Glew (left) draws a $100 gift certificate with Royal Bank business services representative Deneen Nordal. Best All Goods and Services sells office supplies and was the Royal Banks featured business this month. Contributed photo

IN AL DIGIT 3D

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Merry Christmas from Claytons

This Christmas for us is one of solace and quiet reflection. However, there are many people to thank for their prayers, love and support. First and foremost, our wonderful, loving and hard working staff. Without Laura, Amy, Christopher, Pat, Tom, Donna, Ron, Dave and part time drivers, our journey through Len’s medical issues would be impossible. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Great job. Well done. Also the staff at G.R. Baker, 3rd and 2nd floor, Dr. Craig, Dr Aziz, and the Vancouver General Hospital team on the 15th floor. Heartfelt thanks to Garry and the staff at Shoppers Drug Mart. A special thank you to Kenny and Angela, Lois and Steve, Dave, Paul and their families and Leonard’s mother for making her weekly trip to see Leonard at Vancouver General Hospital.

Sometimes the best presents don't come in a box. Your local Tim Hortons invites you to a Free Holiday Skate. It’s our way of saying thank you and happy holidays. Please join us on Sunday, December 29th from 2:45pm - 4:15pm at Cariboo Memorial Complex.

To the staff at the Credit Union, thank you for your ongoing, never ending laughs and tears and your support. Debbie Quick, thank you for going above and beyond with our travel arrangements. Sharon Barrett for her caring and her wonderful shepherd’s pie and fresh baked bread. The girls at Super Suds for their quick action and compassion. To our long time friend, Vince, who was there every day, twice a day, for Len’s 72 day hospital stay at VGH. To my sisters, Verline and Bonnie, we are very grateful for your love and support. And to all the Quesnel people, ministers and friends that have given us prayers, support and love. Thanks for your caring. We are overwhelmed. The After Eight Carolers who sang Christmas Carols in our front yard. Thank you, you made us cry. I know I have missed someone in this. Forgive me for any oversight.

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REMEMBER TO RECYCLE

Quesnel and Community, we thank you and are honored by your love and support. Len continues his brave fight and if you asked him how he is, he would say “Terrific”. You are all held close in our hearts. Leonard and Richard Clayton’s Funeral Directors


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Friday, December 20, 2013 Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Christmas

Merry Christmas from Riverview

Annie Gallant Lifestyles Editor

Children, costumed and otherwise, cheered their parents and friends with heartwarming songs and tales during the cold yuletide days..

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Friday, December 20, 2013

LIFESTYLES

Obituary Tribute

Quesnel Junior not your average school

A little over four years ago, Correlieu Secondary and Quesnel Secondary changed the design of their schools. Out of this change, came Quesnel Junior School (QJS), a school that caters to all students who are in grade eight and nine in our city. This new school has a system where students are placed in groups of approximately 125 and these students work with a team of five teachers. The advantage is teachers get to develop strong relationships with the students they work with and also have the opportunity to meet as teacher teams every week to talk about students. This allows teachers to intervene when students are not successful and talk about strategies that they can use to help the student get back

on track. We know students get better grades when they are connected to school. We only have students in our building for two years, so it is critical we make these connections as soon as they walk through our doors. Teachers are able to get to know students quickly and because of the opportunity to collaborate, it doesn’t take long to notice trends with students who are struggling. The sooner problems are identified, the quicker an intervention can be put in place to help deal with the problem. This prevents students from falling too far behind. So, is all of this working? Yes! Here are some statistics: Honour Roll 8 – up eight per cent, Honour Roll 9 – up four per cent,

Principal’s Roll 8 – up 6.5 per cent, Principal’s Roll 9 – up six per cent, Work Ethic 8 – up 15 per cent, and Work Ethic 9 up 19 per cent! Not only are we up in our report card data, our failure rates and drop out rates have declined, as has our number of office incident referrals. However, we know there is always room for improvement. We are improving school culture by holding whole school assemblies every six to eight weeks. Our themes have been on the value of hard work and on kindness. When we remind students of our expectations, they rise to meet them. Therefore, we are working towards being transparent as to what we expect from students. A big part of this

is academic success. We want to compete with the best schools in B.C. We need our students to know there is a whole world they are competing with, not just this small community. And we need our community to become involved with spreading this message to our children – school is important; hard work is even more important; be focused, you might just change the world one day! If we talk about the great things that are happening in our school, even greater things will occur as a result. Let’s focus on where we want to go, and what we want for our children; you won’t believe the difference it will make! – Marissa Knauf, Vice Principal, Quesnel Junior School

Geraldine (Gerry) Stavely April 21, 1925 ~ December 14, 2013 Margret Christine Geraldine Stavely (nee Swain) passed away peacefully Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Dunrovin Lodge. Predeceased by her loving husband Henry Francis, grandchild Myrna-Lee Malcolm and Bradley Stavely. Gerry was loved and is survived by eight children, 22 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. The family wants to express their gratitude to Dr. Walker, the team of doctors and nurses’s from Baker Lodge and Dunrovin Lodge for the love and care they gave Gerry. No funeral at this time, to be announced at a later date.

C ommunity C alendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS ETC... MONDAY ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES are back for a short period of time at no cost to you. Classes will run for the month of Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb and March. Classes are held in the evenings from  6:30 to 8:30 Monday – Thursday over a two-week period.  Depending on numbers the classes will be held for either females or males only, no mixed groups. To register, call Victim Services at 250-9923380.  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 Martha, 250-747-1606.

TUESDAY LEGION NEW YEARS EVE DANCE Dec. 31, doors open at 7 p.m., dance at 8 p.m., music by The Wranglers. Appetizers and party favours. Tickets $25 each.

SATURDAY QUESNEL LIONS SPECIAL GARAGE SALES for Christmas at Maple Park Mall, Dec. 21, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hot dogs available. HOLIDAY BABYSITTING at QUESNEL TECHNICS

GYMNASTICS CLUB for children aged 3 and up, Dec. 21, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.; Dec. 22, 4 – 7 p.m.This is a fundraiser for the club and cost is by donation. If the child isn't a current member of the club, parents just have to sign a waiver before they leave. 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.

SUNDAY GOOD CHEER now open in Maple

Park Mall (former Zellers location) Note new number, 250-255-3240. Mon. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hampers will be ready for recipients, Dec. 21 – 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. REFORMATION HOUSE Christmas lunch and Super Kids Musical. Sunday Dec. 22 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at 213 St. Laurent Avenue. (Joyful Expressions).

ONGOING EVENTS 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 Martha, 250-747-1606. CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH ALZHEIMER'S OR DEMINTIA? The Alzheimer's Society of B.C. hosts a dementia caregivers group meeting every third Tuesday of the month at the G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital upper board room from 1 – 3 p.m. For more info call Leanne at 1-866-564-7533 or Pete at 250-9910058. YOUTH CENTRE open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Rock climbing hours 6:30 – 8 p.m. For bookings call 250983-6920 to check

availability. Special events planned for Dec. 2 and 16; adults $5, kids $2. Lots of other activities at the centre as well. SCRABBLE at the Quesnel Seniors Centre, Thursdays 1 p.m., for information contact Jean 250-9925051. PEER DEVELOPMENT QUESNEL offers free peer-facilitated programming for adults with a mental illness and/ or addiction. Groups currently run every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm in the large group room of the Westside Mental Health & Addictions Centre (395 Elliot St.). For more information please call (250) 985-5832

Merry Christmas from the Outer Limits Team Pleasing Gift Ideas

or email us at QUEpeerdev@northernhealth.ca. BILLY BARKER DAYS SOCIETY meets the third Thursday of every month, room N212, CNC Quesnel campus at 5:30 p.m. SENIORS CENTRE PANCAKE BREAKFAST, first and third Sunday each month, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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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Trinity Lutheran Church (LCC)

375 Hartley Street • 250-992-6112 Pastor Lorne Reddemann Home of the “Lutheran Hour” Sundays on 100.3 The Wolf at 8:05 am Divine Service: 10 a.m. Sunday Sunday School & Bible Class: 11:20 a.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7:00pm Christmas Day Service 10:00am

Maple Park Alliance Church Worship Service: 10:30 am Kids On The Rock 11:00 am (dismissed during service) Lead Pastor: Ken Cyr mapleparkalliancechurch.ca For more information call 250-747-3248 2075 Balsam Ave.

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

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

Welcome to the Fourth Sunday of Advent

“Angels We Have Heard On High”

Finding Emmanuel Christmas Ever Service @ 7pm

BETHEL CHURCH

REFORMATION HOUSE

In South Hills

250-747-3116 - 143 Coach Road Associate Pastor: Monte Harrop FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE 10:30 am Children’s Church (2-11 yr. olds) during service SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages 9:15 am www.bethelchurchquesnel.com

Coffee’s On

“Love - What Is It?” Pastor Monte Harrop Christmas Eve Service 6pm “Light of the World”

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

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PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

1518 Maple Drive 250-747-1357

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

Special Christmas Choir “Wise Men Still Seek Him”

288 Flamingo Street • 250-992-1001

Pastor Brent Cletheroe

Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:30 am Tuesday Life Group 7:00 pm Youth Ministry

11:30am Sunday, Dec. 22nd “O Come Let Us Adore Him” Christmas Concert “Join us for our 7pm Candlelight Christmas Eve Service”

The Salvation Army 246 St. Laurent Ave. 250-992-8784 Lieutenants Stefan & Laura Van Schaick Sunday service 11:00 am “Whosoever will may come” “Thank you to all our volunteers who gave of their time to serve at our kettles and all those who generously donated into them, Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!”

NORTHSTAR CHURCH Lighting the Way to Jesus, to Life, to Others. (a Fellowship Baptist Church)

Sunday Worship Service 9:15 & 11:00 am c 301 Northstar Road (2 doors from M Donalds) 250-992-8830 www.northstarchurch.ca “The Hour has Come” Pastor John Nicholson Christmas Eve Service December 24 - 6pm “A Grinch Who Almost Stole Christmas” Pastor Barry Saip

St. John’s Anglican Church 465 Kinchant Street • 250-992-6152

stjohnsquesnel@shaw.ca www.stjohnsquesnel.com Sunday Morning - 8 am Holy Communion - 10 am Family Eucharist Every 3rd Sunday - 10 am Morning Prayer Anglican Church-Hall Rentals-call Sue at 250-992-2568

Incumbent - Rev. Len Fraser 778-349-1528 10am Lessons & Carols 7pm Christmas Eve: Christmas Eucharist with Carols Rev. Peter Zimmer Christmas Dinner : Turkey & trimmings in the hall December 25th 1- 4pm

A Place To Call HOME

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

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

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Sports

Friday, December 20, 2013

Do you have a story? Contact Jonas at Ph: 992-2121 Fax: 992-5229 sports@ quesnelobserver.com

Here comes Mrs. Claus She dropped by the Twin Arenas while the young Quesnel Figure Skating Club skater were practicing, skating with the young children and giving out candy canes while listening to present requests from all the good boys and girls of the club. For anybody interested in taking a shot at figure skating, the club is hosting its Bring a Friend night Jan. 14 and 16. All you need to get on the ice is skates and a helmet. Jonas Gagnon photos

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he less we talk about the required uniform to learn pole fitness, the happier I am. Let’s just say that I have more respect for women and Europeans at beaches (and their body confidence) after wearing what I consider skimpy clothing, but others just consider another day at the beach. But with that new uniform, it feels like I’m practicing the real thing now. Before it was fine motor skills and the Jonas Gagnon basics so that you WINTER WEIGHT don’t look like a fool if you forget what you’re doing when the big lights hit you with the weight of a thousand gazes (and I can imagine my mind would go blank if I got up on stage in front of anymore than, say, three, no perhaps two, people). Now, though, we come to the real thing – vertical movement. Jenny Phillips, who runs Vile Pole Arts, posted on the Vile Pole Arts Facebook page that pole fitness is one of three sports that works every muscle in the body in a single workout. Now I can’t vouch for the other three sports, swimming and horseback riding, but it feels like just climbing up the bar engages 100 per cent of your muscles (that is if you do it in her far more graceful way and don’t just haul yourself up with your arms like an orangutang). The key to the far more graceful way of climbing is to grip the pole with your ankles and your shins. Gripping with your hands is easy, with your legs – not so much. It makes it easier if you shave your legs though, so one more point for the ladies there. But between my far-from-smooth legs and a tendency not to hold back, my shins have seen better days. Badges of pride, Jenny calls them. So there it is: pole fitness isn’t all glamour and swinging around; it’s a work out for your everything and can wreak havoc on a soft, untrained body – so it’s just like every other workout. Keep that in mind when your thinking about the workout you’re planning on doing to fulfill your New Year’s resolution. Want a tough, full body workout that will sculpt your muscles? Try swinging around a pole. –Jonas Gagnon is the sports reporter for the Quesnel Observer.

Professional Counselling Services Individual, Couple and Child Counselling Employee and Family Assistance Programs Laurie Crawford, MSW RSW Holly Durocher, MA Jesse Haber, MACP Peter Jespersen, MEd 335C Vaughan St, Quesnel 250-992-9525 • www.walmsley.ca

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Leopold’s partner in crime 5. Black furs 11. Truman’s hometown 14. Dean residence 15. Chief Polish port 18. Grin 19. Complied with 21. Explosive 23. Perennial woody plant 24. Expression 28. Small Japanese deer 29. Denotes past 30. Bullfighting maneuver 32. Deaf signing language 33. Assistance 35. What part of (abbr.) 36. Parts per thousand (abbr.) 39. Two-toed sloth 41. Exclamation of surprise 42. Extinct European ox 44. Moving in a circle

46. College army 47. Radioactivity unit 49. Give a quick reply 52. Spanish appetizers 56. Environment 58. Gold, quartz or iron 60. Fellowes’ Masterpiece series 62. Old style recording 63. Questions CLUES DOWN 1. Box top 2. Small integers 3. Mild yellow Dutch cheese 4. Bolivian savanna 5. Open air performing for love 6. No matter what or which 7. Religious degree 8. Lower limb 9. Prefix meaning inside 10. Crust covering a wound 12. Assail repeatedly

13. Samoyedic (alt. sp.) 16. Damascus is the capital 17. Peeps (Scot.) 20. Transaction 22. Touchdown 25. Associated press 26. An opening between things 27. Increasing 29. Cologne 31. Ethiopia (abbr.) 34. A 24-hour period 36. Kitty sound 37. Prefatory discourse 38. -frutti 40. Biblical Sumerian city 43. Criticize harshly 45. 25th state 48. Comedian Carvey 50. A wild disturbance 51. Pueblo American Indians 53. 9-banded armadillo 54. Arbitrageurs

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Christmas Concerts – Dragon lake

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and happy New Year from Restaurant, Motel, RV Sites, Laundromat

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A Glimpse of History 50 yeArs AGo December 12, 1963

Quesnel ratepayers reject town fluoridation “Quesnel voters showed themselves solidly opposed to fluoridation of domestic water in the municipality, when they defeated a plebiscite on the question 392 to 289 in voting last Thursday. It was the only issue at stake on annual election day. Both aldermanic and school board posts had earlier been filled by acclamation. While Quesnel voters were defeating the proposal by a two-to-one vote, residents of Williams Lake were giving an identical plebiscite resounding approval. Fluoridation was supported there by 266 for and only 39 opposed. Mayor Fraser attributed defeat of the plebiscite to apathy on the part of a great percentage of voters, though he added that the ballot Thursday was materially larger than had been expected. The proposal had the backing of Provincial Health Authorities and had been solidly supported by local medical and dental professions.” ”This Column is to highlight our 50th Anniversary

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WILLIAMSLAKE LAKESALE SALE--THURS. THURSDAY WILLIAMS NOV.JUNE 28th20TH Today in Williams Lake saw excellent volume with just under 450 Another big sale here in Williams Lake for this time of the year as another head!head Wellofover andring. bulls showed sale. 1088 cattle250 rolledbutcher throughcows the sale Today was a amixsteady of butcher The Gang Ranch today set a pace as they showcased a load of butcher cows and calves with receipts nearly the same. Jim McConaghy from Prince cows, the 24 head heiferettes lbs powered George put young this salepen intoofhigh gear. of Their 546 lb. s/c1024 notched 150.25, theto 107.00 with 885 lb at 119.00. The mature butcher cows reached 71.75. big boys 641 lb. Black and Red s/c raced to 149.50. A pen of their 419 lb. 1898 lb bulls139.00. hit 86.00. The Char 2010 lb butcher bulls h/c’ s marked Pinnacle View Springs LimousinRanch with 700 weight heifer calves trading 133.00.Gordon Art Meldrum heavy2125 723 lblb. butcher Black Angus s they markedto83.75. & Lindawith Watts bullsh/c’topped topped 129.00. their 633 lb. heifers marked s 583 85.00. Ken & Ginger Cameron topped our 136.00. bull trade153atMile 2045Ranch’ lbs hitting lb. Blackand s/c 2020 hit 159.75. Creek Ranch1335 had 347 lb. h/ccows top 87.50 lb bullsChimney at 88.00. TheHereford Harris Ranch butcher 155.00, theirGeorge 371 lb.Dinwoody s/c hit 184.00. of Quesnel lb. hit 74.00. alsoBob hadGrandholm 1602 lb butcher cowshad hit477 74.50. Black s/c sold to 165.00, the 388 lb. s/c topped 189.00, his 437 lb. Angus h/c Garrett Ranches liner load of kill cows weighed 1329 lb and brought traded to 145.00. Ty and Ingrid Johnston from 150 Mile House saw their 72.50. The 130 Mile Ranch also had 1330 lb butcher cows to 74.25. powerful 611 lb. Black and Red Angus s/c sell to 151.00. The big boys 672 lb. Walterto&152.50, Susan Stidall of Prince load of fancy traded their fancy 634 lb.George Black &saw Bwftheir h/c’s notched 136.50.750Thelb red steers hit 134.00, the 825 lb steers sold to 130.25 a beautiful Wineglass Cattle Co. with a top pen of 583 lb. Black Angus s/c they tradedpen to of theirtheir 760513 lb heifers met156.00. 125.00Larry and&the lb traded 158.00, lb. s/c saw Juneheavy Harryheifers had 623809 lb. Red Blaze to 115.00 theirtopen of 647 lb heifers to 127.00. face h/c’s trade 138.00. Yearlings sawtraded the Dunlevy RanchDave 833 lb.Wootten heifers with to 18144.25. head ofThe topPowder qualityCanyon 800 lb Ranch heifers950 theylb.traded to 112.25. Vic & trade steers traded to 124.50 with their 791 steers tradingtopto143.00 133.50.and U 2their Cattle558 Co.lb883 lb. steers hit Sue Meyer hadlb.683 lb steers steers notched 133.25, to 128.00. Butcher todayTrueman sold from had 52.00675 to 162.00their with977 612lb.lbsteers heifers at 139.50. Johncows & Denise 62.00 centstopa few sales saw 63.25. lb steers 144.50.

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Auditor clears politicians on Basi-Virk bills Tom Fletcher Black Press B.C.'s Auditor General has found no political interference in the government's 2010 decision to forgive $6 million in legal defence costs for former ministerial aides Dave Basi and Bobby Virk. The legal costs decision was announced two days after Basi and Virk pleaded guilty to one count each of breach of trust and accepting benefits, after seven years of investigation into their role in leaking confidential information on bids for the sale of BC Rail assets. The guilty pleas, on the eve of testimony by former cabinet ministers, prompted the audit to examine the decision to waive collection of the legal fees. That was contrary to the existing policy that while the government would cover legal defence costs for its employees, that money would be recovered if employees were found guilty. In a report released Wednesday, acting Auditor General Russ Jones concluded that the plea bargain and fee relief were

proposed to the Legal Services Branch of the Attorney General's ministry by Basi and Virk's defence lawyers. The final decision was made by the former deputy attorney general and deputy minister

of finance, with politicians purposely excluded. "The decision was an economic decision," Jones said. "It was to save money." The government had spent $6 million

to date and would be putting up another $2 million for defence bills if the trial had continued. Combined prosecution and defence costs were costing taxpayers $15,000 for each day of a trial expected to

criminal trials who can't afford their own defence. Fees were paid for convicted serial killer Robert William Pickton and for Jamie Bacon, one of the accused in the current Surrey Six murder case.

Attorney General Suzanne Anton said the government is acting on the auditor's recommendations to make the process of covering employee legal fees more transparent.

Sawmill inspections continue. WorkSafeBC Prevention staff have been working with industry, other provincial regulators, and stakeholders to ensure that BC sawmills and other businesses that deal with wood dust are, and continue to be, in compliance with safety requirements. Directive order, follow-up inspections and industry action

targeted inspections of other wood products manufacturing industries, including pellet plants, and plywood and pulp and paper mills. We

In April 2012, we issued a directive order to all sawmills in the province to conduct a risk assessment for combustible wood dust, and

inspected for compliance for the management of wood dust, and also examined ventilation and dust-collection systems.

implement a dust-control program. Officers

Ongoing and sustainable compliance

inspected every sawmill in the province for compliance with that order. A CEO-led sawmill taskforce and industry advisory group developed safety resources to distribute to industry, including best practice guidelines and an audit tool for dust-control management. Three new occupational health and safety guidelines related to wood dust were published, along with two hazard alerts to address risks specifically related to wood dust.

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take six months. The audit noted that Basi and Virk's combined assets were valued at $400,000. The B.C. government not only covers legal costs for its employees, but for defendants in large

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Our officers re-inspected all sawmills to evaluate the industry’s efforts to manage combustible dust.

Scope expanded to include wood processing operations

In 2013 and going forward, our officers will continue to address combustible dust as a regular part of their inspectional activity. This winter, a dedicated team of officers will re-inspect sawmills throughout the province. The sawmill industry has made significant progress in addressing dust management. We want to ensure that progress and compliance with wood-dust management requirements is being sustained. Safety in BC sawmills is a vitally important issue, firstly to those who work in the industry, and also to their families and communities. Our common goal is to make wood-dust management an integral part of manufacturing operations. We will continue to work proactively with businesses around the province to make safety

In 2012 and into 2013, officers also conducted

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Grade 11 Effort Roll Amanda Albers Micaela Balazo Madison Betts Sierra Burg-Wilkins Darcie Burris David Buthge Sonny Cervienka Kyle Christieson Shelby Cole Tessa Couldwell Jessica Crane James Crossen Cole Daniels Hannah Deane Kayleen Dillabough Nicole Dodge Michelle Domreis Cynthia Dykhuizen Nathaniel Elkins Danica Enemark Michaela Fedoruk Kayla Flanagan Caroline Gao Haven Gillmaier Kaitlin Godsoe Brianna Gosselin Natasha Grapes Randy Grueter

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Grade 12 Honour Roll Steven Anderson Austin Armstrong Sarina Bining Shania Boichat Clay Campbell Liam Cave Julien Clement Erin Cullinane Karan Dewan Kacy Doerksen Nicholas Doherty Eric Emms Jordan Ferreira Katelyn Folkins Kimberly Garvin Robert Giguere Tim Harder Shannon Hazard Austin Hesselgrave Colleen Horawski Naomi Hunt Brett Jackson Joshua Jackson Harjinder Jassal Colton Kenney Tyler Kent Christina Keram Da Eun Kim Taddea Kunkel Natasha Lepine Jessica Lucas Michael Macdougall Rick Mack Vayda Mamic Arlaina Mauger Josiah McCart Tenille McKenzie Ryan McNabb Braedon McPhedran Rebecca Milligan Colleen Moorhouse Jiles Nelson

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3301 Red Bluff Rd. - Nice Family Home - South - 2.64 acres. Just past Richbar Nursery. Panhandle drive leads to private, lovely landscaped home, just waiting for your family. New kitchen, beautiful flooring, gas firplace, finished up & down. 5 bdrm, 2 baths, large rec rm w/wood fireplace. sundecks to enjoy the lovely country setting. Priced to sell w/quick possession. Call Rick to view. MLS#N232480 NCR#2476

439,000

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2342 Symington Rd. – This beautiful acre home is south of town & is a real gem. Landscaped to perfection, small cabin wired & heated for guests. 22x30 w/ 4 ft subway for RV. Storage 24x30 workshop. This home is a families delight from kitchen dining combo to relaxing living room w/ free standing gas fireplace. 3 bedrooms & custom built kitchen. Inquire with Linda for more info. MLS#N231918 NCR#2470

645 Kinchant St. - Good investment, great location! 11 unit apartments building downtown. Coin laundry room and maintained room (could possibly be converted to a studio/ bachelor suite). New roof in recent years. 5 units have new hot water tanks. Needs work. Inquire for more information. MLS#N4506527 NCR#2475

319,900

176,900

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687 Kinchant St. – Immaculately maintained 6 unit apartment in North Quesnel. Two x 1 bedroom approx. 500 sq ft per unit, four x2 bedroom unit approx 600 sq ft per unit. Bathrooms have all be recently updated. Gross income $43,716 per annum. Inquire. MLS#N4506446 #2467

690 Rolph St. - On the river, this really nice updated house has lots of room to spare. 3 bdrms up 2 down & ready to set up for in-law suite or mortgage helper. Private backyard, nice front yard. Great area of town, close to school, shopping, transit. Seeing is so much better than reading. Call Linda for a viewing! MLS#N229671 NCR#2442

262-264 Baker Dr. – This four-plex is a real buy for investors $650 per suite rent per month with tenants paying their own utilities. Each suite is 3 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths, with its own laundry area and a deck or patio for summer. Inquire. MLS#N231572 #2466

1546 Baker Creek Rd. – Country cozy–yet near city limits. Just a nice, private drive up Baker Creek Rd, to this cute 3 bdrm bungalow w/part bsmt. Lovely private backyard, sauna building/would be nice workshop. 1 acre, nice trees, sundeck. Newly painted, free standing wood stove in living room. Price to sell quickly. Quick possession possible. Call Rick to view. MLS#N231594 #2468

295,000

264,900

1141 Johnston Ave. - Overlooking Johnston neighbourhood. Perfect home for the gardener. Wonderful shrubbery waiting for some love. Post & beam unique retro style home. 2+2 bdrm & 2 bath. Huge re. rm, finished daylight bsmt. South exposure, sundecks, fenced yard Private oasis in a convenient city location. Quick Possession. Call Rick. MLS#N227562 NCR#2432

179,900

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352 Roddie Ave. - This beautiful home is located near shopping, schools, soccer fields and many extras. Main floor has 4 bdrms, 3 baths, family room and great kitchen. Double Garage. Lower floor has 2 suites; 2 bedrooms $600/ month, 1 bedroom $485/month. Great investment & what a mortgage helper. Inquire for more info. MLS#N232420 NCR#2474

239,900

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470 Patchett St. - This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is located in a family oriented neighbourhood & close to the park, perfect for the kids. Some of the features include paved driveway, double garage, fenced backyard, hardwood floors on the main, gas fireplace in the living room, SGD in dining room leading to deck, open kitchen, huge rec room. Call Linda to view MLS#N227407 NCR#2428

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679 Jones St. - Peek-a-boo view of the train bridge! North Quesnel convenience. Just steps from the river walk. 3 + 1 bdrms, 2 ½ baths, sundeck, fenced backyard. Wood fireplace sets the scene for home, comfort & convenience. Energy rating 70+, R52 ceiling. Undeveloped City park next door. Have a look, may just be perfect for you. Call Rick to view. MLS#N226671 NCR#2416

650,000

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681 Edkins St. - These very well maintained 9 unit townhouses are something an investor will be interested in. Fully rented!! 24 hours notice required. Schedule A & D required for acceptance of offers. all offers subject to court approval. Please contact Linda for more information, details package, or to view. MLS#N4506518 NCR#2473

339,900

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869 Spruce Rd. – BUILT FOR OWNER Elegant-SpaciousSolid-Home! Ready for a new family. So close to Elem school & shopping in Red Bluff, just off Maple Dr. Walk to the mall, close to transit, sundecks, fenced yard, everything done, move in ready. Sep grge, plenty of space & parking. 4 bdrms, 3 baths, formal LR & DR, fam rm, rec rm & full daylt bdrm, full bath suite. Oak rail foyer elegance to the Oak kitchen, a must see to appreciate. Call Rick MLS#N231498 #2464

370,000

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315 Gordon Ave. – Top of the City! North Quesnel. Built in the day when Quality met Solid. Almost 1500 sq ft on 2 lvls + full bsmt. Wood FP, hdwood flrs & pocket doors to Family rm in LR, Formal DR. Lrg Kitchen, WI Pantry, Laundry on main. 4 lrg BRs, Master haven w ensuite & powder rm. This large 4 BR, 4 bath home is so inviting, full of discovery w City convenience, yet so private w/ mature trees, garden, daylt bsmt, rec rm, os dbl grg. Perhaps yours to explore & call home. Call Rick

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$49,900.

N226910

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1892 Hemlock Ave. - Mini Rancher Priced to sell! Tons of character, needing some TLC. Huge screened porch to enjoy the summer evenings. Just shy of ½ acre w/tons of work shop style storage & outbuildings. Property has access off Hemlock & Birch. 4 bedrooms, 1½ baths all on one level. Cute not so little house, come & see. Call Rick to view.

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1881 Birch Ave. - Updated & ready to move into 3 bdrm bungalow in Red Bluff area. Could easily be wheelchair accessible w/all living space on one floor. Nice private backyard, storage shed & easy maintenance throughout. Master bdrm is large & living room/kitchen area makes for easy entertaining & family life. Call Linda to view. MLS#N229670 NCR#2441

42,000

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or 4 bedroom home is located just minutes from all the amenities, shopping, buses, schools, parks & recreation. The property is extremely private & lends a secluded feel to this home. A must see! Call Linda to view. MLS#N223503 NCR#2382

place, just needs residence. Half an acre on paved street. Just enough trees to be private. Ideal south location on Croft Rd, near shopping, elementary schools & Dragon Lake. 1040 sq ft insulated, wire workshop. Sewer hook up at paved street. Just pick your plan, perhaps a Rancher, add a well & start building. Call Rick to view. MLS#N231211 #2462

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quiet, private lot overlooking the city, surrounded by a white picket fence. Close to Riverview Elementary. Brand new roof less than a year old! Good investment property currently rented for $600.00/month. Tenant occupied, requires 24 hrs notice. Call Linda to view. MLS#N213503 NCR#2236

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Bob Marsh 4394 - LESS THAN 5 MINUTES TO TOWN. Bright open 3 bdrms, 2 bath modular home on concrete foundation. Lots of space to roam on this 0.53 acre lot and very large rooms. Updated roof, windows, electric heat pump for energy savings, huge wood burning rock fireplace and 5 appliances included. Quick possession is possible. Call Wayne today! $134,900.

4393 - YOUR CHANCE TO VIEW THIS LARGE WELL BUILT FAMILY HOME- 2,424 sq. ft. total. 4 bdrms, 2½ baths, 0.37 acres w/ home at the back & lrg fenced yard at the front. Very private. Directly across the road from Milburn Lake & great fishing. Huge 540 sq ft vinyl covered deck w/alum rails. RSF wood furnace. CSA #209129. Drilled well & septic system. All appliances included. Call Bob Marsh today! $197,500.

4392 - GREAT HOUSE, GREAT LOCATION, GREAT OPPORTUNITY to take advantage of quick possession. Updated 3bdrm, 2 bath family home has some great bang for the buck. With updated windows, doors along with tiled flooring, and top notch kitchen, this house is walking distance to schools, shopping and recreation. Sitting on just over a half an acre south of Quesnel, this property gives you room to enjoy a nice yard and lots of privacy. Call Jasper to view today before you miss out! $235,000.

4391 - VERY DESIRABLE 22 ACRE PROPERTY with 4 bdrm home located south of Quesnel in warm ini-climate area great for gardening. Has large work shop with hoist and property has several loads of standing merchantable fir timeber. Property is fenced and would make a good hobby farm suitable for horses, cattle or gardening. Comes with a Water License on local creek. Opportunity knocks, book a viewing today. Call Bob Granholm today! $274,500.

4389 - ELBOW ROOM & EASY LIVING in this open floor plan with huge kitchen, generous bdrms, 2 baths and storage room! Covered deck and last mobile on cul-de-sac $129,900. Call Claudia or Leslie for details!

Cell. 250-983-5003

4388 - CHARM, WARMTH & TRADITIONAL ELEGANCE! Executive home located in ever popular Johnston sub! Home features 3 Bdrms, 3 Bath, main level laundry, and a very family friendly floor plan! Formal dining, plus an eating area in the kitchen, sunken family room to enjoy and a covered sundeck to relax and admire your very private, fully fenced back yard! Elegant atmosphere & comfort! We have it all! Call Leslie or Claudia today! $329,900.

#4387 - NO STAIRS INSIDE and 5 good sized bdrms,

1 block from Red Bluff School. Quiet dead end street and a huge 1.17 parklike acre lot for all your children, pets and toys. Priced well below assessed value and quick possession is possible. Call Wayne for more info. $109,900.

#4386 - QUIET DEAD END STREET near Baker Creek.

Great opportunity to enter the housing market instead of renting. 3 good sized bdrms and living space with no stairs and its on city water and sewer. Priced to sell and quick possession is possible. Call Wayne for more info. $89,900.

#4385 - 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATHROOM RANCER in convenient location and priced to sell! Large corner lot with fenced yard and mature landscaping. Baker Creek and river walk route just out your front door. Close to downtown, shopping and recreation! Call William today for a viewing. $64,900.

#4384 - COMPLETELY PRIVATE RANCHER on 9.88 acres south! Open floor plan, impressive kitchen with center island home to double sink & eating bar. Quality shows in the hot water heating system, high end plumbing fixtures, low E windows. Ensuite is a dream w/extra large shower, his & her vanities & ample jetted tub. Low heating cost w/outdoor wood boiler. Book your personal tour with Terri today. $359,900.

plus 4 pc bath at one end-Master bdrm plus 3 pc ensuite at the other. Lomar Mobile Home Park. Pad rent $208.00 going up to $216.00 Jan. 1/14. Living room has a N/G space heater. Skylights in kitchen & main bath. Hot water tank 2 yrs old. Fridge/stove, washer/dryer included. 8 x 39’6 covered sundeck. $59,500. Call bob Marsh today!

#4380 - IT’S ALL HERE FOR A GREAT PRICE!! +11 acre south of Quesnel with a truck shop, 4 bdrm home, sundeck with stunning view, greenhouse, garden spot and shade trees too! Fenced & cross fenced for $249,000. Call Leslie or Claudia today!

#4379 - WAITING FOR LARGE FAMILY to start in to

the housing market. 1900 sq. ft. 4 bdrm, 2 bath close to shopping and transportation. Fenced yard, sundeck, view, storage shed, and large carport. Separate basement entry for that in law possibility. Contact Bobbi or Wayne for a viewing. $104,390.

#4378 - CHARMING FAMILY HOME CLOSE TO BAKER CREEK and the river walk. A lot of home for the money.

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-991-2001

Bob Granholm

2 bdrms up with a huge master, 2 baths, fireplace in the living room and a rec room in the basement. Fenced front and rear yard. This is an end unit with 2 parking spots. Contact listing Wayne for a viewing. $99,500.

#4375 - FAMILY LIVING WITH 3 PLUS BEDROOMS,

three baths, fenced yard, garage and more. Lots of fun to be had in the rec. room, on the patio or with the neighbours. $249,500 call Jasper, Leslie or Claudia to view.

Ph. 250-992-6028 C.250-991-9147

#4320 - OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! South Quesnel 39 acre property located close to town. This acreage was previously used for horses and has numerous paddocks and outbuildings including a barn with 5 box stalls and tack room. 1150 sq. ft comfortable 2 bedroom home. Farm equipment negotiable but not included in listing price. Call Bob Granholm Today! $329,900.

#4313 - LIKE NEW! Lovely 3 yr old, 16 ft wide mobile home in a quiet park. Very spacious and bright as the extra width makes for a large rooms! 2 Bdrm, 2 full Baths, vaulted ceiling, dry walled throughout, and a lovely kitchen with wood cabinets and a pantry. $94,900. Call Randy.

#4261 - LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. One block from school, nearby shopping and recreation. Nearly all the renos have been done in this comfy 3 bdrm home on 0.71 acres in Southhills. Huge front yard and quiet backyard with new 14x20 deck. New HWT 2006, high efficiency furnace 2007, eaves and roof 2008, new flooring and trim throughout. Quick possession possible. Call Bill today. $214,900.

#4260 - LOTS OF POTENTIAL with this west Quesnel combination of retail and residential space. Main floor consists of 3 retail/office spaces with a 2 bdrm and a 4 bdrm apartment above. There is also a basement with over 2000 sf of storage. All rented the ower says the property brings in $3500.00 per month with potential for more. Close to shopping, schools, restaurants and recreation. $369,000. Call Bill today!

#4247 - RURAL SOUTH QUESNEL. 140.8 acre property with 2008 combination home and attached workshop. Property fronts Fraser River and has approximately 40 acres of hay fields along with some merchantable standing timber. This area is known for a warm summer climate and is ideal for market gardening opportunities or livestock. $325,000. Call Bob Granholm today!

#4241 - STELLAR LOCATION with Timmie’s on the right, Staples in behind and A&W on the left side! Extensive highway exposure, newer building, Highway Commercial zoning, and in a developing area. Call Claudia or Leslie today and find out how you can Lease!

#4237 - COMFORTABLE 4 BEDROOMS 2061 sq. ft. home on 4.34 acres located in North Quesnel area. Property has second 973 sq. ft., 3 bedroom home that is ideal for quest or in-laws. There is a storage shed covered RV parking and a small barn. The property can easily handle a couple horses. Call Bob Granholm today! $299,900.

#4233 - PEACEFUL 11.92 acres close to Ten Mile Lake.

#4128 - CONTEMPORARY FLAIR!

#4216 - THIS PROPERTY IS A RARE FIND. Over fifty park-

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#4373 - I’M NEW! 3 bdrm home minutes south of town

on a no through road. Nice & private, quiet area. Just built in 2012 so you can enjoy as new everything! Lovely design and colours throughout the home, open kitchen, L/R area & a full bsmt for you to put your finishing touches on. 2 bdrms already complete, just needs finishing in the rec/game room. Call Leslie or Claudia today! $184,500.

#4372 - HOME WITH A SUITE ON A QUIET STREET IN UPLANDS. Currently rented up and down this home has

3 bdrms up and 2 down, a family room, and a covered deck. single garage comes in handy as does the suite with its own meter. Newer roof, fenced backyard with shed and firepit. Call Leslie or Claudia today! $159,000.

#4371 - COZY COUNTRY LIVING, with that log home

charm. This beautiful home is situated on 4.52 acres just minutes from town. Open floor plan on the main level as well as the spacious area above creates a wonderful family atmosphere. French doors open off the D/R on to a large wrap a round deck that lets you enjoy the serenity of this lovely acreage. Call Bobbi today! $309,900.

#4368 - THE SILVERSPRING RANCH is a self sufficient

off-grid 329 acre, very private/secluded property with a unique and comfortable primary log residence but also includes a quest cabin, horse barn (7 stall), shop and out buildings. Electrical power is derived from a combination of mini hydro-electric plant, batteries and a backup diesel generator system. Call Bob Granholm today! $699,000.

#4364 - UPLANDS!!

3 bedroom home in a quiet area. 2 bdrms up and 1 down, 2 baths, fireplace, double garage. Some structural problems. Call Randy today! $99,900.

Ph. 250-983-3251

Bill Ingram

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-9522

#4166 - JUST A LITTLE DOLL HOUSE!

Enjoy the quiet setting with this 3 bdrm, 1 bath mobile with addition. New roof structure provides more sqare footage and 2 covered sun decks. Updated includes some flooring, cabinets, windows and drywall. Owner will include some building supplies for new owner to complete. Call Terri today! $99,500.

Perfect starter home, or rental holding property! 3 bdrms in total, newer bathroom, bright, cheery kitchen w/eating area. Large windows in the L/R, brings in lots of light. Finished bsmt w/great little rec/games room for the kids. Lovely yard, smaller detached shop for storage. Shows well. Call Leslie or Claudia to view. $159,900

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 the garage. Call Bobbi today! $344,500.

like acres, fenced and cross-fenced, half of it in pasture and a beautiful well-built 2576 sq ft home in a desirable area just 10 minutes from town. House has 4 large bdrms, 2 fireplaces, an attached garage, and a covered sundeck to enjoy the morning sun. Lots of fruit trees One owner, everything is top quality. Call Bill today! $385,000.

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Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-9522

Claudia Holland

Claudia Holland #4354 - PRICE TO SELL. With some elbow grease and hard work this 4 bedroom house on Pentland can be the home you dreamed of! Bright spacious kitchen, separate dining room. Great yard all fenced. Close schools and shopping and kids playground right next door. $136,000. Call Bill today!

Royal Bank

Ph. 250-747-0422 C.250-983-9983

Wayne Seale

Wayne Seale

#4351 - FANTASTIC 5 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME on over one acre and only minutes to town! Wonderful large yard with more room than you need, covered deck, barn/workshop and located in a rural setting close to town. Full basement has a huge family room, spacious laundry and outside basement entrance into the garage. Needs some finishing touches but there is tremendous potential here. Call William today! $228,000

Pam McGauley 250-991-2814

You have questions, She has answers!

#4349 - THIS IS AN EXCELLENT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. Small, one bdrm doll house that has been completely redone in ever so popular North Quesnel. New flooring throughout, all brand new stainless appliances, fabulous new bathroom, and designer paint throughout. Detached garage, front and lane access and walking distance to downtown Quesnel. Great opportunity for landlords, a perfect little rental property. Give Leslie, Claudia or Jasper a call! $129,500.

#4348 - PRICED RIGHT FOR QUICK SALE. Great size starter home with 4 bdrms and 2 baths on quiet dead end street. A great opportunity to upgrade your home the way you would like. Basement has separate entrance with potential for an in-law suite. Contact Wayne for a private viewing. $129,900

Gook Insurance

North Cariboo Appraisal

#4346 - WANT MORE LAND AND PRIVACY? Have you ever dreamed of hanging your hat in a master-built Pioneer Cedar Log home within walking distance to the lake filled with rainbow trout? Stop dreaming and seize the opportunity while you can. Beautiful 3 bdrm, 3 bath log master piece on just under an acre and is priced to sell. The .8 acre lot beside it, is for sale also. Call Jasper today before you miss this opportunity! $289,900.

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Ph. 250-747-3753 C.250-991-8170

Get on track with Remax and local businesses, to make this Holiday Season Joyful for children less fortunate. We will be once again collecting unwrapped Gifts for Kids and Cash Donations to assist the Salvation Army! Thank you and all the best this Holiday Season!

Your Name

Gary Lilienweiss

Coffey & Bernath

TD Bank

Scotia Bank

e

Ph. 250-747-0422 C.250-983-9983

#4353 - THIS IS A MUST SEE! Brand new 15x68 mobile home in a quiet adult park with a lovely riverfront location. Has a nice bright layout with vaulted ceilings and extra large windows. Beautiful kitchen highlighted by high-end stainless steel appliance package, pantry and sliding glass door out to the covered deck to enjoy your private view of the river. Spacious master bedroom with a 3pc ensuite and walk-in closet. $119,000. Call Randy today!

Johnston Meier

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#4358 - GREAT STARTER-GREAT LOCATION. This 2 bdrm, 2 bath mobile with den has so much to offer. Full roof structure over mobile & 2 additions give ample square footage. Bed & bath each end is pleasing layout. 30x18 shop, wired, plus 8x10 storage shed. Newer high eff. furnace keeps those heating costs way down. Some updated flooring & paint, paved driveway. Quick possession available. Call Terri today! REDUCED TO $129,900

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River frontage only 15 minutes form town, this property’s farm status allows for haying, cattle, horse bredding, and boarding. Beautifully crafted 4 bdrm, 4 bath exec. home. Variety of hardwoods includ; cherry, alder and aspen. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Call Jasper today! $675,000.

#4360 - THIS 2+1 BDRM HOME IS A INVITATION TO RELAX! Rich colour scheme ties in with the massive updates including new kitchen, flooring, main bath w/soaker, tiled shower, massive master bdrm with full walk in closet! Concrete driveway, lots of storage for toys and RV parking! $204,900. Call Claudia or Leslie today!

Na

#4183 - CHANCE TO WON ONE OF QUESNEL’S FINEST RANCHES. situated on 162 acres with 1600’ of Fraser

You

#4363 - CARIBOO COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS BEST. Over 71 acres of flat land with a 3 bedroom rancher just waiting for someone to restore it to its former beauty. Barn for storage or workshop, single carport and more than enough room for whatever your heart has in mind. Call William today to schedule a showing. $140,000.

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-5792

#4321 - COMBINED COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL building that offers endless possibilities. Run your business, live in the owner’s suite, collect rent from the rentals. Affordable building with a highly visible location. TLC will make equity grow. Close to schools, shopping and recreation this is an opportunity not to be missed. Call Bill Today! $189,000.

Ph. 250-992-6028 C.250-991-9147

Jasper Croy

William Lacy

#4322 - NOW THAT YOU HAVE SEEN THE REST, IT IS TIME TO SEE THE BEST. 180 degree panoramic view of the city in this 4 bdrm, 3 bathroom master piece will blow your mind. New roof to custom granite counter tops throughout, home needs absolutely nothing. 30’x40’ heated and wired shop will be home to all the toys & hobbies you can imagine. Call Jasper today before this property passes you by. $595,000.

Randy Derrick #4381 - 1997 MODULINE GIBRALTER 14 X 66, 2 bdrm

Ph. 250-747-3753 C.250-991-8170

#4325 - CUTE & COSY BUNGALOW on private 0.47 acre extensively landscaped, private yard. Excellent Dragon Lake location! Great starter home with 2 bdrms up & 1 down. Rec. room, laundry also down. The quiet no thru road is peaceful & modern decor is sure to please. Affordable price in an executive area. Book your personal tour with Terri!! $199,900.

#4331 - ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS on this beautiful 5.7 acres 11 miles out on the Barkerville Hwy. Has been totally renovated w/new flooring throughout. Freestanding wood heater in the LR. Full semi-finished bsmt. Huge log shop and additional storage shed for your toys. Trails out back lead to the Quesnel River & owner says you can quad all the way to Barkerville. Quick possession available. Call Bill Today! $199,000.

Ph. 250-249-0004

Randy Derrick

Bill Ingram

#4327 - HAVE YOU BEEN LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT HOME in a perfect location...well here it is! Never been on the market home on Fairway Rd overlooking the 10th fairway. Hardwood floors to the vaulted ceilings, this open and spacious home has everything you would expect. Gorgeous master suite with a 5 pc. bath overlooking the golf course. Fully fenced, private backyard. This home is a definite must see! Call William. $385,000.

#4333 - A GREAT BANG FOR THE BUCK! Beautiful flat corner lot package situated close to schools, shopping and transit with apple trees, greenhouse, and garden all wrapped in adorable picket fence. Inside you will find nice laminate flooring updates and the warmth of wood heat backed by a near new, hardly used natural gas furnace in the basement. Call Jasper today! $189,900.

Terri Matula

Ph. 250-249-0004

Ph. 250-983-3251

#4335 - THREE BEDROOM HOME AND COMMERCIAL INVESTOR’S DELIGHT on a lot that divides Hartley and Baker Drive. Baker Drive has the potential for a drive thru business. Call William today! $139,000.

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Bob Granholm

#4338 - JUST WALK IN TO YOUR DREAM LIFESTYLE! This exceptional 1.3 ac lakefront property on Puntchesakut (Tibbles) Lake has to be seen! Gradual sloped manicured lawn right to the water, 2600 sq ft on 2 levels. Walk right into the main floor to an gorgeous custom built huge kitchen & spacious master bdrm with stunning lake views. 2 bdrms up & huge living/family rm on bsmt level w/patio doors to beach level. Just walk in to your dream lifestyle. Call Bob Marsh! $239,500.

Cell. 250-983-5003

Terri Matula

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-991-2001

#4341 - MOBILE HOME WITH SPACIOUS ADDITION and new garage/shop! Ideally located on a quiet end of Elm, this mobile is located an a half acre lot that is fully fenced with additional outbuildings for storage. Close to shopping, schools and just about everything else. This mobile is a great retirement/starter home! Call William today to schedule a viewing. $184,900.

William Lacy

Pam McGauley 250-991-2814

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-5792

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Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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Leslie Johnson

Quesnel Realty

Ph. 250-992-6032 C.250-991-9405

Quesnel Cariboo Observer

355 St. Laurent Ave. 250-992-7202

Ph. 250-992-6032 C.250-991-9405

Bobbi Momer

Bobbi Momer

Ph. 250-992-5523 C.250-991-9063

Ph. 250-992-5523 C.250-991-9063

Bob Marsh

Bob Marsh 4394 - LESS THAN 5 MINUTES TO TOWN. Bright open 3 bdrms, 2 bath modular home on concrete foundation. Lots of space to roam on this 0.53 acre lot and very large rooms. Updated roof, windows, electric heat pump for energy savings, huge wood burning rock fireplace and 5 appliances included. Quick possession is possible. Call Wayne today! $134,900.

4393 - YOUR CHANCE TO VIEW THIS LARGE WELL BUILT FAMILY HOME- 2,424 sq. ft. total. 4 bdrms, 2½ baths, 0.37 acres w/ home at the back & lrg fenced yard at the front. Very private. Directly across the road from Milburn Lake & great fishing. Huge 540 sq ft vinyl covered deck w/alum rails. RSF wood furnace. CSA #209129. Drilled well & septic system. All appliances included. Call Bob Marsh today! $197,500.

4392 - GREAT HOUSE, GREAT LOCATION, GREAT OPPORTUNITY to take advantage of quick possession. Updated 3bdrm, 2 bath family home has some great bang for the buck. With updated windows, doors along with tiled flooring, and top notch kitchen, this house is walking distance to schools, shopping and recreation. Sitting on just over a half an acre south of Quesnel, this property gives you room to enjoy a nice yard and lots of privacy. Call Jasper to view today before you miss out! $235,000.

4391 - VERY DESIRABLE 22 ACRE PROPERTY with 4 bdrm home located south of Quesnel in warm ini-climate area great for gardening. Has large work shop with hoist and property has several loads of standing merchantable fir timeber. Property is fenced and would make a good hobby farm suitable for horses, cattle or gardening. Comes with a Water License on local creek. Opportunity knocks, book a viewing today. Call Bob Granholm today! $274,500.

4389 - ELBOW ROOM & EASY LIVING in this open floor plan with huge kitchen, generous bdrms, 2 baths and storage room! Covered deck and last mobile on cul-de-sac $129,900. Call Claudia or Leslie for details!

Cell. 250-983-5003

4388 - CHARM, WARMTH & TRADITIONAL ELEGANCE! Executive home located in ever popular Johnston sub! Home features 3 Bdrms, 3 Bath, main level laundry, and a very family friendly floor plan! Formal dining, plus an eating area in the kitchen, sunken family room to enjoy and a covered sundeck to relax and admire your very private, fully fenced back yard! Elegant atmosphere & comfort! We have it all! Call Leslie or Claudia today! $329,900.

#4387 - NO STAIRS INSIDE and 5 good sized bdrms,

1 block from Red Bluff School. Quiet dead end street and a huge 1.17 parklike acre lot for all your children, pets and toys. Priced well below assessed value and quick possession is possible. Call Wayne for more info. $109,900.

#4386 - QUIET DEAD END STREET near Baker Creek.

Great opportunity to enter the housing market instead of renting. 3 good sized bdrms and living space with no stairs and its on city water and sewer. Priced to sell and quick possession is possible. Call Wayne for more info. $89,900.

#4385 - 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATHROOM RANCER in convenient location and priced to sell! Large corner lot with fenced yard and mature landscaping. Baker Creek and river walk route just out your front door. Close to downtown, shopping and recreation! Call William today for a viewing. $64,900.

#4384 - COMPLETELY PRIVATE RANCHER on 9.88 acres south! Open floor plan, impressive kitchen with center island home to double sink & eating bar. Quality shows in the hot water heating system, high end plumbing fixtures, low E windows. Ensuite is a dream w/extra large shower, his & her vanities & ample jetted tub. Low heating cost w/outdoor wood boiler. Book your personal tour with Terri today. $359,900.

plus 4 pc bath at one end-Master bdrm plus 3 pc ensuite at the other. Lomar Mobile Home Park. Pad rent $208.00 going up to $216.00 Jan. 1/14. Living room has a N/G space heater. Skylights in kitchen & main bath. Hot water tank 2 yrs old. Fridge/stove, washer/dryer included. 8 x 39’6 covered sundeck. $59,500. Call bob Marsh today!

#4380 - IT’S ALL HERE FOR A GREAT PRICE!! +11 acre south of Quesnel with a truck shop, 4 bdrm home, sundeck with stunning view, greenhouse, garden spot and shade trees too! Fenced & cross fenced for $249,000. Call Leslie or Claudia today!

#4379 - WAITING FOR LARGE FAMILY to start in to

the housing market. 1900 sq. ft. 4 bdrm, 2 bath close to shopping and transportation. Fenced yard, sundeck, view, storage shed, and large carport. Separate basement entry for that in law possibility. Contact Bobbi or Wayne for a viewing. $104,390.

#4378 - CHARMING FAMILY HOME CLOSE TO BAKER CREEK and the river walk. A lot of home for the money.

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-991-2001

Bob Granholm

2 bdrms up with a huge master, 2 baths, fireplace in the living room and a rec room in the basement. Fenced front and rear yard. This is an end unit with 2 parking spots. Contact listing Wayne for a viewing. $99,500.

#4375 - FAMILY LIVING WITH 3 PLUS BEDROOMS,

three baths, fenced yard, garage and more. Lots of fun to be had in the rec. room, on the patio or with the neighbours. $249,500 call Jasper, Leslie or Claudia to view.

Ph. 250-992-6028 C.250-991-9147

#4320 - OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! South Quesnel 39 acre property located close to town. This acreage was previously used for horses and has numerous paddocks and outbuildings including a barn with 5 box stalls and tack room. 1150 sq. ft comfortable 2 bedroom home. Farm equipment negotiable but not included in listing price. Call Bob Granholm Today! $329,900.

#4313 - LIKE NEW! Lovely 3 yr old, 16 ft wide mobile home in a quiet park. Very spacious and bright as the extra width makes for a large rooms! 2 Bdrm, 2 full Baths, vaulted ceiling, dry walled throughout, and a lovely kitchen with wood cabinets and a pantry. $94,900. Call Randy.

#4261 - LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. One block from school, nearby shopping and recreation. Nearly all the renos have been done in this comfy 3 bdrm home on 0.71 acres in Southhills. Huge front yard and quiet backyard with new 14x20 deck. New HWT 2006, high efficiency furnace 2007, eaves and roof 2008, new flooring and trim throughout. Quick possession possible. Call Bill today. $214,900.

#4260 - LOTS OF POTENTIAL with this west Quesnel combination of retail and residential space. Main floor consists of 3 retail/office spaces with a 2 bdrm and a 4 bdrm apartment above. There is also a basement with over 2000 sf of storage. All rented the ower says the property brings in $3500.00 per month with potential for more. Close to shopping, schools, restaurants and recreation. $369,000. Call Bill today!

#4247 - RURAL SOUTH QUESNEL. 140.8 acre property with 2008 combination home and attached workshop. Property fronts Fraser River and has approximately 40 acres of hay fields along with some merchantable standing timber. This area is known for a warm summer climate and is ideal for market gardening opportunities or livestock. $325,000. Call Bob Granholm today!

#4241 - STELLAR LOCATION with Timmie’s on the right, Staples in behind and A&W on the left side! Extensive highway exposure, newer building, Highway Commercial zoning, and in a developing area. Call Claudia or Leslie today and find out how you can Lease!

#4237 - COMFORTABLE 4 BEDROOMS 2061 sq. ft. home on 4.34 acres located in North Quesnel area. Property has second 973 sq. ft., 3 bedroom home that is ideal for quest or in-laws. There is a storage shed covered RV parking and a small barn. The property can easily handle a couple horses. Call Bob Granholm today! $299,900.

#4233 - PEACEFUL 11.92 acres close to Ten Mile Lake.

#4128 - CONTEMPORARY FLAIR!

#4216 - THIS PROPERTY IS A RARE FIND. Over fifty park-

Jasper Croy

#4373 - I’M NEW! 3 bdrm home minutes south of town

on a no through road. Nice & private, quiet area. Just built in 2012 so you can enjoy as new everything! Lovely design and colours throughout the home, open kitchen, L/R area & a full bsmt for you to put your finishing touches on. 2 bdrms already complete, just needs finishing in the rec/game room. Call Leslie or Claudia today! $184,500.

#4372 - HOME WITH A SUITE ON A QUIET STREET IN UPLANDS. Currently rented up and down this home has

3 bdrms up and 2 down, a family room, and a covered deck. single garage comes in handy as does the suite with its own meter. Newer roof, fenced backyard with shed and firepit. Call Leslie or Claudia today! $159,000.

#4371 - COZY COUNTRY LIVING, with that log home

charm. This beautiful home is situated on 4.52 acres just minutes from town. Open floor plan on the main level as well as the spacious area above creates a wonderful family atmosphere. French doors open off the D/R on to a large wrap a round deck that lets you enjoy the serenity of this lovely acreage. Call Bobbi today! $309,900.

#4368 - THE SILVERSPRING RANCH is a self sufficient

off-grid 329 acre, very private/secluded property with a unique and comfortable primary log residence but also includes a quest cabin, horse barn (7 stall), shop and out buildings. Electrical power is derived from a combination of mini hydro-electric plant, batteries and a backup diesel generator system. Call Bob Granholm today! $699,000.

#4364 - UPLANDS!!

3 bedroom home in a quiet area. 2 bdrms up and 1 down, 2 baths, fireplace, double garage. Some structural problems. Call Randy today! $99,900.

Ph. 250-983-3251

Bill Ingram

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-9522

#4166 - JUST A LITTLE DOLL HOUSE!

Enjoy the quiet setting with this 3 bdrm, 1 bath mobile with addition. New roof structure provides more sqare footage and 2 covered sun decks. Updated includes some flooring, cabinets, windows and drywall. Owner will include some building supplies for new owner to complete. Call Terri today! $99,500.

Perfect starter home, or rental holding property! 3 bdrms in total, newer bathroom, bright, cheery kitchen w/eating area. Large windows in the L/R, brings in lots of light. Finished bsmt w/great little rec/games room for the kids. Lovely yard, smaller detached shop for storage. Shows well. Call Leslie or Claudia to view. $159,900

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 the garage. Call Bobbi today! $344,500.

like acres, fenced and cross-fenced, half of it in pasture and a beautiful well-built 2576 sq ft home in a desirable area just 10 minutes from town. House has 4 large bdrms, 2 fireplaces, an attached garage, and a covered sundeck to enjoy the morning sun. Lots of fruit trees One owner, everything is top quality. Call Bill today! $385,000.

QUESNEL REALTY

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-9522

Claudia Holland

Claudia Holland #4354 - PRICE TO SELL. With some elbow grease and hard work this 4 bedroom house on Pentland can be the home you dreamed of! Bright spacious kitchen, separate dining room. Great yard all fenced. Close schools and shopping and kids playground right next door. $136,000. Call Bill today!

Royal Bank

Ph. 250-747-0422 C.250-983-9983

Wayne Seale

Wayne Seale

#4351 - FANTASTIC 5 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME on over one acre and only minutes to town! Wonderful large yard with more room than you need, covered deck, barn/workshop and located in a rural setting close to town. Full basement has a huge family room, spacious laundry and outside basement entrance into the garage. Needs some finishing touches but there is tremendous potential here. Call William today! $228,000

Pam McGauley 250-991-2814

You have questions, She has answers!

#4349 - THIS IS AN EXCELLENT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. Small, one bdrm doll house that has been completely redone in ever so popular North Quesnel. New flooring throughout, all brand new stainless appliances, fabulous new bathroom, and designer paint throughout. Detached garage, front and lane access and walking distance to downtown Quesnel. Great opportunity for landlords, a perfect little rental property. Give Leslie, Claudia or Jasper a call! $129,500.

#4348 - PRICED RIGHT FOR QUICK SALE. Great size starter home with 4 bdrms and 2 baths on quiet dead end street. A great opportunity to upgrade your home the way you would like. Basement has separate entrance with potential for an in-law suite. Contact Wayne for a private viewing. $129,900

Gook Insurance

North Cariboo Appraisal

#4346 - WANT MORE LAND AND PRIVACY? Have you ever dreamed of hanging your hat in a master-built Pioneer Cedar Log home within walking distance to the lake filled with rainbow trout? Stop dreaming and seize the opportunity while you can. Beautiful 3 bdrm, 3 bath log master piece on just under an acre and is priced to sell. The .8 acre lot beside it, is for sale also. Call Jasper today before you miss this opportunity! $289,900.

THE SIGN YOU WANT

Ph. 250-747-3753 C.250-991-8170

Get on track with Remax and local businesses, to make this Holiday Season Joyful for children less fortunate. We will be once again collecting unwrapped Gifts for Kids and Cash Donations to assist the Salvation Army! Thank you and all the best this Holiday Season!

Your Name

Gary Lilienweiss

Coffey & Bernath

TD Bank

Scotia Bank

e

Ph. 250-747-0422 C.250-983-9983

#4353 - THIS IS A MUST SEE! Brand new 15x68 mobile home in a quiet adult park with a lovely riverfront location. Has a nice bright layout with vaulted ceilings and extra large windows. Beautiful kitchen highlighted by high-end stainless steel appliance package, pantry and sliding glass door out to the covered deck to enjoy your private view of the river. Spacious master bedroom with a 3pc ensuite and walk-in closet. $119,000. Call Randy today!

Johnston Meier

me

#4358 - GREAT STARTER-GREAT LOCATION. This 2 bdrm, 2 bath mobile with den has so much to offer. Full roof structure over mobile & 2 additions give ample square footage. Bed & bath each end is pleasing layout. 30x18 shop, wired, plus 8x10 storage shed. Newer high eff. furnace keeps those heating costs way down. Some updated flooring & paint, paved driveway. Quick possession available. Call Terri today! REDUCED TO $129,900

am rN

River frontage only 15 minutes form town, this property’s farm status allows for haying, cattle, horse bredding, and boarding. Beautifully crafted 4 bdrm, 4 bath exec. home. Variety of hardwoods includ; cherry, alder and aspen. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Call Jasper today! $675,000.

#4360 - THIS 2+1 BDRM HOME IS A INVITATION TO RELAX! Rich colour scheme ties in with the massive updates including new kitchen, flooring, main bath w/soaker, tiled shower, massive master bdrm with full walk in closet! Concrete driveway, lots of storage for toys and RV parking! $204,900. Call Claudia or Leslie today!

Na

#4183 - CHANCE TO WON ONE OF QUESNEL’S FINEST RANCHES. situated on 162 acres with 1600’ of Fraser

You

#4363 - CARIBOO COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS BEST. Over 71 acres of flat land with a 3 bedroom rancher just waiting for someone to restore it to its former beauty. Barn for storage or workshop, single carport and more than enough room for whatever your heart has in mind. Call William today to schedule a showing. $140,000.

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-5792

#4321 - COMBINED COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL building that offers endless possibilities. Run your business, live in the owner’s suite, collect rent from the rentals. Affordable building with a highly visible location. TLC will make equity grow. Close to schools, shopping and recreation this is an opportunity not to be missed. Call Bill Today! $189,000.

Ph. 250-992-6028 C.250-991-9147

Jasper Croy

William Lacy

#4322 - NOW THAT YOU HAVE SEEN THE REST, IT IS TIME TO SEE THE BEST. 180 degree panoramic view of the city in this 4 bdrm, 3 bathroom master piece will blow your mind. New roof to custom granite counter tops throughout, home needs absolutely nothing. 30’x40’ heated and wired shop will be home to all the toys & hobbies you can imagine. Call Jasper today before this property passes you by. $595,000.

Randy Derrick #4381 - 1997 MODULINE GIBRALTER 14 X 66, 2 bdrm

Ph. 250-747-3753 C.250-991-8170

#4325 - CUTE & COSY BUNGALOW on private 0.47 acre extensively landscaped, private yard. Excellent Dragon Lake location! Great starter home with 2 bdrms up & 1 down. Rec. room, laundry also down. The quiet no thru road is peaceful & modern decor is sure to please. Affordable price in an executive area. Book your personal tour with Terri!! $199,900.

#4331 - ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS on this beautiful 5.7 acres 11 miles out on the Barkerville Hwy. Has been totally renovated w/new flooring throughout. Freestanding wood heater in the LR. Full semi-finished bsmt. Huge log shop and additional storage shed for your toys. Trails out back lead to the Quesnel River & owner says you can quad all the way to Barkerville. Quick possession available. Call Bill Today! $199,000.

Ph. 250-249-0004

Randy Derrick

Bill Ingram

#4327 - HAVE YOU BEEN LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT HOME in a perfect location...well here it is! Never been on the market home on Fairway Rd overlooking the 10th fairway. Hardwood floors to the vaulted ceilings, this open and spacious home has everything you would expect. Gorgeous master suite with a 5 pc. bath overlooking the golf course. Fully fenced, private backyard. This home is a definite must see! Call William. $385,000.

#4333 - A GREAT BANG FOR THE BUCK! Beautiful flat corner lot package situated close to schools, shopping and transit with apple trees, greenhouse, and garden all wrapped in adorable picket fence. Inside you will find nice laminate flooring updates and the warmth of wood heat backed by a near new, hardly used natural gas furnace in the basement. Call Jasper today! $189,900.

Terri Matula

Ph. 250-249-0004

Ph. 250-983-3251

#4335 - THREE BEDROOM HOME AND COMMERCIAL INVESTOR’S DELIGHT on a lot that divides Hartley and Baker Drive. Baker Drive has the potential for a drive thru business. Call William today! $139,000.

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Bob Granholm

#4338 - JUST WALK IN TO YOUR DREAM LIFESTYLE! This exceptional 1.3 ac lakefront property on Puntchesakut (Tibbles) Lake has to be seen! Gradual sloped manicured lawn right to the water, 2600 sq ft on 2 levels. Walk right into the main floor to an gorgeous custom built huge kitchen & spacious master bdrm with stunning lake views. 2 bdrms up & huge living/family rm on bsmt level w/patio doors to beach level. Just walk in to your dream lifestyle. Call Bob Marsh! $239,500.

Cell. 250-983-5003

Terri Matula

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-991-2001

#4341 - MOBILE HOME WITH SPACIOUS ADDITION and new garage/shop! Ideally located on a quiet end of Elm, this mobile is located an a half acre lot that is fully fenced with additional outbuildings for storage. Close to shopping, schools and just about everything else. This mobile is a great retirement/starter home! Call William today to schedule a viewing. $184,900.

William Lacy

Pam McGauley 250-991-2814

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-5792

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#8369 - LOOKING TO GET AWAY FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSSEL? Look no further. This 10 acre property boasts a 1764sq ft cedar log home, 3 levels, with top notch furnishings. Spectacular views, year round creek, guest cabin under construction, lots of trees and crown land to play on. On demand hot water, in-floor heating in basement, satellite tv, internet and telephone. Listed for $297,500.00 Call Ray or Therese today for more detail @ 250 992 8818

#8434 - LOOKING TO DOWNSIZE BUT DON’T WANT THE extra fees of pad rentals? This is the place for you! Nice 0.47 of an acre with a 2 bedroom 2 bath home. Close to shopping. Quick possession is possible. Listed for $129,900.00 Call Lorne today @ 250 992 0146

#8421 - EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH AN OPEN FLOOR plan. 1986 mobile with addition in Poplar Grove mhp. Could be a 3 bedrooms plus workshop. Has ramp entry along with stairs. Greenhouse, storage and single garage. Lots of raspberries. Pad rent is $210/month. Listed for $54,900.00 Call Ginnie today @ 250 991 9474

#8337 - EXECUTIVE 3 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME WITH one-1 bedroom suite and one-2 bedroom suite with a combined income of $1,000/month makes this home very affordable. Massive kitchen with lots of cupboard space leading into family room with NG fireplace. Large master bedroom has a spacious ensuite with a jacuzzi tub & walk in closet. 2 bay garage. Listed for $240,000.00 Call Therese today @ 250 983 9022

#8435 - CLOSE TO TEN MILE LAKE YOU WILL FIND THIS well maintained, clean 2 bedroom with full basement home. Landscaped 1.04 acre lot with fenced yard and 16x30 workshop/ shed for toys. Private yard, large deck and big living room. Woodstove helps keep it cozy! New well pump and electrical line. Listed for $169,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#8428 - NEAR NEW CUSTOM 1.5 STOREY MACHINED LOG home on private 5 acre lot in Milburn Lake area. Heart & soul poured into the development of lot and construction of this well built home. Large deck, garden spots, greenhouse, cabin, carport and 20’ steel storage bin. 2800 gallon cistern plus spring fed well w/ holding tank for garden area. Listed for $199,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#7934 - NEAT, CLEAN HOME IN WELLS - 1 BLOCK TO SHOPS and hotel. Newer appliances, H/W tank new in May. Currently occupied by long term tenant (15+ years). Please allow 24 hour notice. Listed for $69,900. Call Lorne today at 250-992-0146.

#8401 - NICELY UPDATED 2 BEDROOM MOBILE IN FAMILY friendly park in South Quesnel. Chain link fenced yard with good storage, private deck with great hot tub. Just move in and enjoy! Includes appliances. Quick possession is a possibility. Electrical has new re-certification. Listed for $62,500.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#8050 - WATERFRONT BUNGALOW - (1095 S/F) ON Milburn Lake only 20 min. from town on 0.46 ac. 75 feet of lakeshore, dock, patio, hot tub, 2 lge. outbldgs, next to boat launch & completely furnished. Amazing spot. Listed for $209,900. Call Therese today @ 250-983-9022.

#8433 - CLEAN AND FRESHLY UPDATED THROUGH OUT Hardwood and heated tile accentuated the quality finishing in this lovely split level home in Red Bluff. New kitchen, bathrooms, flooring and basement finishing. New roof, large deck, concrete driveway with RV space. Garage has room for your toys. Quick possession is a possibility. Listed for $274,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#8427 - GOOD RENTAL INCOME FROM FULLY RENOVATED home with legal suite. Close to schools and shopping. Covered deck & patio, fenced yard, lots of parking. $1,750/month income. very nice condition. Listed for $219,900.00 Call Ray today at 250 991 2787

#8417 - NICE THREE BEDROOM FAMILY HOME CLOSE TO schools, shopping and parks. Fenced back yard, paved drive and storage shed. Some updates done. Listed for $139,900.00 Call Lorne today@250 992 0146

#8424 - TUCKED IN AMONGST THE TREES YOU’LL FIND this mostly renovated larger home within walking distance to shopping, college, rec centre & bus stop. Double garage, private deck, large jacuzzi in spacious ensuite. Extra insulation added to attic, electrical wiring upgrade and new hot water tank. Quick possession a possibility. Listed for $235,000.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#8349 - QUAINT AND DELIGHTFUL MOBILE SITUATED IN river walk mhp close to all amenities, perfect for a retired couple or single person. Looks new, very clean and tidy. If fully furnished interests you then make an offer on the entire place with all furnishings. Listed for $59,900.00 Call Therese today @ 250 983 9022

#8419 - BEST BARGAIN IN QUESNEL! BEAUTIFULLY FINISHED home on 2 separately titled city lots with option on 3rd lot. Quick possession available. Spotless interior features 2.5 baths, hardwood and tile floors, quality appliances, gas freestanding fireplace, exquisitly finished basement bathroom, h/e furnace and more! Manicured yard, concrete driveway, deck and aggregate retaining wall. Listed for $205,500.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

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#8412 - HOME IN NEED OF A LARGER FAMILY! 6 BEDROOM home on 1.33 acre treed and fenced lot in Red Bluff. 3 heat sources, newer roof, covered deck and double carport. Heated tile floors in kitchen and both bathrooms. Large laundry, big kitchen, small barn and storage shed. beautiful big fir trees surround the home. Listed for $215,000.00 Call Ray today at 250 991 2787

#8405 - CLASSY UPDATED AND FULLY FINISHED Johnson Sub Home. Over 2500 sq ft on two levels. 3 bedrooms up and a large bright one bedroom suite below. This home includes 3 bedrooms, double garage, storage, hot tub, fenced yard, new roof, jetted bath tub, hardwood flooring. Great neighbourhood, close to schools, Rec Centre and transit. Listed for $335,000.00 Call Ray today at 250 991 2787

#8415 - MOSTLY REDONE INSIDE AND OUT! 2 LARGE bedrooms, new flooring and paint, new vinyl windows, patio doors, light fixtures, exterior door, vinyl siding and both decks have been redone. Fenced yard with 2 storage sheds. Quick possession available. Must be seen! Listed for $52,000.00 Call Ray today at 250 991 2787

#8366 - NESTLED ON PENTLAND CR ON A SPACIOUS CORNER lot is this charming home which hasn’t been listed in 25 years. Nicely treed with wrap around backyard fencing with a former daycare play area. Updates include carpeting laminate flooring and upstairs bathroom. Side yard access for an RV or trailer. Large 18x16 deck, even a place to put a summer pool. Listed for $149,900.00 Call Therese to view @ 250 992 8818

#8418 - NICE QUIET AND CONVENIENT LOCATION FOR THIS solid family home close to all amenities in Red Bluff. Solarium, 2 n/g fireplaces, updated main bath and kitchen, fenced yard, small workshop, storage shed, garden spots with multitudes of fruit bearing plants, shrubs & trees! Fenced for fido and a garage to park out of the elements. Also has a great well, patio/deck & yard. Listed for $189,000.00 Call Lorne today @ 250 991 2787

#8397 - BRAND NEW FOR YOU! 1167 SQ FT 2 BEDROOM & 2 bath condo in a well managed gated community of seniors 55+. Built by Icon Homes and protected by the new home warranty program for 10 years. Features an aggregate patio, single garage, gas fireplace and concrete parking area. Listed for $194,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#8392 - GREAT CORNER LOT WITH HWY 97S VISUAL EXPOSURE. Fenced on 3 sides with 6” chain link fencing. 2 blocks south of WalMart interchange in South Quesnel. 400 sq ft building was used as office/retail. Excellent well & serviced with Red Bluff sewer system. Nice level lot with numerous possibilities. Listed for $119,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#8431 - LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! RIGHT across from Carson Elementary School you’ll find this completely updated rancher with a finished basement. Beautiful new kitchen, upgraded electrical, new roof and flooring, new bathroom fixtures and more! Home has been totally renovated and has been changed from a 3 bedroom up to 2 large bedrooms. Listed for $239,950.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#8411 - ONE BEDROOM SUITE IN WILKINSON APARTMENTS complex. Conveniently located close to schools, shopping, parks and transit. Large rooms, spacious halls and doors, clean and tidy. Great investment opportunity. Listed for $43,000.00 Call Therese today @ 250 983 9022

#8430 - DRAGON LAKE WATERFRONT HOME WITH stunning new kitchen and 2 new bathrooms. Totally southern exposure onto Dragon Lake. Huge deck for family get togethers or just to enjoy the lifestyle. Good storage building needs a little TLC. Great neighbourhood and good price for this piece of the pie. Listed for $274,500.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#8422 - LOOKING FOR A FIXER UPPER? THIS MAY BE THE investment opportunity you’ve been waiting for. 2,100 sq ft home on 1 acre just minutes from town. Great flat usuable yard, quiet neighbourhood with general store located within walking distance. Listed for $79,900.00 Call Therese to view property today at 250 983 9022

#8429 - RECENTLY RENOVATED UP AND DOWN DUPLEX close to schools, bus & shopping. Just under $2,000/month income. Nicely finished inside & out. New decks, fenced yard, new paint, flooring and everything else is recent. Listed for $224,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#8402 - NEW SUBDIVISION. WALKING DISTANCE TO REC centre and college. All newer homes in this area, Level lot. Underground services. Could be an ideal site for retirement. Listed for $34,000.00 Call Archie today @250-992-8818.

#6744 - NEW SUBDIVISION FOR YOUR NEW HOME Only 7 lots left! - Mobiles must be ‘95 or newer, not strata lots. Utilities ready to hook into. View of golf course, landscaped, paved roads, close to school & shopping. Prices starting at $43,500. Call Ginnie Dunn Webb for more info 250-991-9474.

#8432 - NICE 1 ACRE LOT IN WELLS. CITY SERVICES AT lot line. Get away from the high pace of the city and build your dream home here. Priced to sell at $25,000.00 Call Lorne today for details @ 250 992 0146

#8414 - BEAUTIFUL 2.13 ACRE TREED LOT ACROSS FROM Bouchie Lake makes this 3 bedroom + 2 bath modular with addition, a real home! Many good outbuildings including a 35x30 shop, barn with hay loft and a couple other good storage sheds. 2 wells provide ample water for home and garden. Private yard is fenced + X-fenced. Must be seen to be appreciated. Listed for $185,000.00 Call Ray today at 250 991 2787

#8423 - INEXPENSIVE BUILDING LOT VERY CLOSE TO Richbar Golf and Gardens. Good level building lot is also receptive of mobile homes and/or a duplex! Try your offer. Listed for $19,500.00 Call Ray today @ 250-991-2787.


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Santa looking to swap outdated ride for super economy sleigh NORTH POLE - Driveway can exclusively reveal that Santa Claus has been visiting local dealerships kicking tires—ahem, rails—in his search for a new ride. Ever conscious of the increasing cost of gas and effect his multi-million-kilometre Christmas flight has on the environment, Santa seems to have opted for 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon for his next sleigh. The wagon promises a fuel economy of 7.84 L/100 kms fuel economy,which means the sleigh will be kinder to the environment than his current means of transporting gifts to the world’s children. As an added benefit, the EcoBoost engine – which is finely tuned for high-speed performance – would offer speeds much faster than Santa ever travelled in his former 36-hoofpowered sleigh. The expected upgrade comes as a record number of children earn spots on the “nice” list, increasing the payload weight of his bag of gifts beyond the normal tow rating of his nine-reindeer team. Santa told me that changing his mode of transportation will not compromise his ability to remain true to his mission. “My goal is and always has been

giving presents to good the nine reindeer look girls and boys, and a new forward to some time sleigh will make that off. Every year, the process more effective,” flying animals travel he says. “Let’s face it, 200,194,557 kms and every year there are more they’d like some time to children who earn presrest, he says, explaining ents. Things are simply there are still splinters getting out of control, embedded in his hoofs and my old sleigh just from a particular wooden My goal is and isn’t going to be able to roof in northern BC. always has been hack it much longer. With “You really can’t beat giving presents to the new sleigh, I will be this new sleigh,” says able to travel faster and good girls and boys, Goddard. “It offers carry more toys.” and a new sleigh will outstanding fuel econFord engineers develomy without sacrificing oped the Transit Connect make that process power. It even offers more effective. Wagon sleigh concept an electric windshield weeks after hearing of defroster, making short Santa Santa’s dilemma during work of icy windshields cold weather testing in in wintry conditions. So, the North Pole. if there’s a foggy Christmas Eve, we “This is a winning situation for all,” won’t need a red-nosed reindeer to says Darren Goddard, chief engineer guide Santa around the world.” for Ford Transit Connect Wagon. “The Some extras appear to have swung increased efficiency means added time Santa in the direction of the Transit for Santa to enjoy milk and cookies at Connect. SYNC with MyFord Touch stops. His new ride will offer 100 cubic offers a touch screen display with feet of cargo space and versatility to navigation so Santa can easily find haul up to 2,000 pounds, which Santa all the good children, even in more will need.” remote areas. Reindeer spokesperson Dasher says The child observation mirror would

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The 2014 GMC Acadia Denali is truly a full-size crossover vehicle. That’s right, an eight-passenger crossover that is big enough to haul eight adults and still have room to store your gear. Saturday is my usual run around day; picking up things, dropping off people, some of whom I don’t know but someone in my family has volunteered me to drive them anyway. You know the kind of day, the one that finds me buying things that we don’t need but can’t live without, returning things that apparently we can live without, and providing hourly updates to my wife on what I have accomplished thus far. Hectic and stressful. Well, this particular Saturday I had the Acadia Denali and with a few hours driving this vehicle I was

actually relaxed. Luxurious seating and a premium Bose stereo system with steering wheel controls that drowned out all the chatter from the back seats. It also came in handy for when they tried to include me in the conversation; with a simple push of the volume button I could yell back “sorry, I can’t hear you”. All three rows receive the same level of luxury. French stitching on all of the leather seats with a choice of colors, Ebony or Cocoa Dune. The second row seats are a SmartSlide flat-folding 60/40 split bench while the third row is a 60/40 split bench that folds flat as well. The third row is surprisingly comfortable and enough leg room for adults. The steering wheel is leather wrapped with mahogany wood grain trim; it also features a tilt and telescopic steering column. The centre of the dash is the location for the colour touch Radio/ Navigation screen with IntelliLink. A 165 mm (6.5”)

colour touch screen display, AM/FM stereo with CD player, auxiliary audio input jack, Bluetooth streaming audio, hands free calling, and a rear seat entertainment system. If you’re excited about cup holders then hold on to yourself, this vehicle has twelve. I know because I had to clean each one. Twelve in an eight-seater, go figure. The Acadia comes standard with driver and front passenger airbags, seat mounted side impact bags and side curtain air bags. Traction control and stability control with roll stability control are also standard. Forward collision alert, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, and side blind zone alert are some of the latest technologies that have gone into this vehicle. Power: The 3.6 Litre V6 engine puts out 288 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm with 270 ft pounds of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic that can be shift-

ed into manual mode. Pump frequency: 13.3/ 8.8 L/100 km (City/ Highway) Warranty support: Basic 3 year/ 60,000 km Power-train 5 year/ 160,000 km Roadside assistance 5 year/ 160,000 km At first, I was a little sceptical about this vehicle but after the first few kilometres, I changed my mind and found it to be a very comfortable and a fun to drive vehicle. Although there is lots of room inside it does not give the impression of a big SUV, and it manoeuvres quite well. With the latest technologies added, I found it easy to use and very useful. Shoulder checks are something I do by habit, but with the side blind zone alert feature it is like having someone else take a second look, which is comforting. Sticker price: $57,695

Roping in the deals Clayton Moore, Canadian Finals Rodeo Steer Wrestling Champion, purchase his new 2014 Dodge 3500 from Regency Chrysler. Clayton, a resident of Dawson Creek,

choose to spend his winnings in Quesnel. “Regency gave my sister such a great deal and treated her right, so I chose to buy my truck there as well.”

We got a winter Danielle McCall, centre, won a set of tires for each corner of her car from Cariboo Ford after winning a Facebook contest which asked the question ‘who needs twinter tires the most?’ George McCord, General Manager of Cariboo Ford (left), and Rob Gardner, Service Manager, were on hand to congratulate her and her dog.

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New Yorkers got a glimpse of the future this week, as the Volkswagen XL1 arrived in the City as part of a month-long American tour that took in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and the Big Apple. The XL1, which looks like it could have driven off the set of a sci-fi movie, is the most fuel-efficient production car in the world, with a European combined fuel consumption rating of 0,9 L/100 kms and CO2 emissions of 21 g/km. Thanks to its plug-in hybrid system, this two-seater can also cover up to 50 kms as a zero-emissions electric vehicle. The car is powered by a two-cylinder 0.8-litre, TDI engine displaces 0.8 liters, generating 48 horsepower.

Drives-U-Crazy Block Can there be anything much more frustrating than not being able to turn because some twit is blocking the intersection? There is a provincial law that forbids drivers from entering an intersection if they can’t exit the other side (not for left turners, that’s ok). But many municipalities have taken that a step further with bylaws that apply that rule to all intersections, not just those controlled by lights. However, it seems to be largely ignored by people who block the entrance to neighbourhood streets while waiting for a light change ahead. Whether it’s a by law or not surely it’s just common sense and courtesy. What drives-u-crazy. keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca


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introducing the 2014 jeep cherokee

Game changer. The new Cherokee delivers superior performance, exceptional fuel economy, craftsmanship and user-friendly connectivity. Whether it’s to your trip to the backwoods or next gig – Cherokee delivers. The Jeep® Cherokee features new front and rear independent suspensions that provide outstanding on-road driving dynamics and a fun-to-drive experience. A speed-sensitive electronic power steering system helps improve fuel efficiency and automatically adjusts for sporty handling on the road or limited effort maneuvering during parking.

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Toy Story

My Christmas wish list Dear Santa, I don't care about the presents under the Christmas tree. All I want for Christmas is what I have – my family. They know what to do when I'm feeling down. I'm ok if you skip my house this year, because all I want for Christmas is who I'm with – my parents., grandparents, aunts and uncles. So thank you for your concern but I don't need anything but what I have. Give the toys you have made for me to someone who needs them more than me. Shelby Dawson Grade 7, Bouchie Lake

“I had a dime but I had no time and Santa flew away on a redneck rocket sleigh.” I was in a box wrapped around with wrapping paper. It felt like joy was here, maybe because I was a toy. I heard laughing and giggles, then I heard “Mommy where’s mine?” Then she said, “Look in the box over there!” The box opened the boy took me out and hugged me for as long as 10 minutes. I could barely breathe! I never left his side and he never left mine. I always wondered what it would be like to be alive. So one day a fairy dropped something on my nose. I sneezed, I looked down and I wasn’t fuzzy anymore, I was a real dog! Since that day forward he has loved me even more. –ETHAN SMITH Grade 6, Ecole Baker

I would love to go to Havana or Kingston for my Christmas Break. I would care for a change of scenery and I'm sure it would do Ma and Dad good to get out of the house. The sights are what bring me wishing. Though the heat is not my cup of tea. The wildlife is another reason for my wish. My family barely has enough money for ourselves so I don't think it will ever happen. – Damon Goodhew Bouchie Lake

Wishing our valued customers a Merry Christmas and all the very best of 2014. Thank you for your loyalty and patronage throughout the year. From Dave, Darryl, Avis and the staff at

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Many Healthy Blessings We at Green Tree Health & Wellness would like to take this time to say a few words in gratitude to you our amazing customers.

From our home to yours. We wish you and your loved ones the best holiday season ever!

As 2013 slowly winds down we would like to say thank you for your business and continued support, it’s because of you that we at Green Tree were able to visualize and bring to fruition a new location with a big brighter space better able to serve you. With all the changes and challenges this year has presented, we reflect on the positive things like good health, great friends, joy and peace over this holiday season. With love from our Green Tree family, Marilyn, Tamarah, Lucy, Susan, Nikki, Kendl and Cassy

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We wish all our friends, near and far, all the magic and wonder that is Christmas. May you have many merry days to come.


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Rudolph finds a place to stay Once upon a time there was a boy named Marvel who lived in a little town named Friendlyville. He was delivering gifts to his grandma and his mom. Mom was decorating the house and grandma was baking cookies for Santa. The boy was walking down the hill to grandma's house when he found beautiful flowers. He picked some flowers and something popped out of the ground. It was a reindeer who could talk to people. The reindeer said, "I don't know where Santa's sled is." The boy said to the reindeer, "you could stay in my little shed I built until Santa comes." Everyone went to bed. Soon Santa came and Santa said, "hey, I have been looking for you. Did you go for a fly before out trip?" The reindeer said, "I wanted

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A typical Christmas

Happy Holidays

On Christmas I like to make a snow house and have a snowball fight. My uncle likes my dog on Christmas but when it is not Christmas he does not like my dog because my dog does not like his dog. –Diago Doern Grade 6, Bouchie Lake

to look around the town before we came, but I ran out of magic dust. I was almost to the end of the town when I ran out. I walked into the woods near some flowers and a little boy came and said I could stay at his home in a little shed until you came." The reindeer flew off with Santa and everyone woke up in the morning. The reindeer left a note for the little boy. It said: Dear Marvel, Thanks for letting me stay in your shed. Here is a present just for you. Open it on Christmas Eve. My name is Rudolph. I don't think you saw my nose light up as it only lights up in the fog. From Rudolph. Marvel opened the present Christmas Eve to find a kitten which he always wanted. Everyone lived happily ever after. –Alex Beauvillier Grade 5, Bouchie Lake

May the tranquility of nature bring you Peace this Holiday Season Heavenly Blessings to all from all of us at

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Bob’s shiny new shoes Once upon a time there was a boy named Bob. Bob was very excited about Christmas and could not wait for it. On Christmas morning he snuck downstairs and found a huge red present with his name on it. He opened it and found a shiny pair of blue shoes. –MATTHEW MARTIN Grad 3, NCCS

Wishing you all the joys of the season. From management & staff

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Happy Holidays Wishing our customers and friends the best of the season. May your hearts be warmed at this special time of year. Have a safe and memorable Christmas from all of us at

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Christmas is special dad. I like it when Santa eats the treats that I left him.

Old Fashioned Christmas

Christmas has always been special to me. I don't like it for the presents although some people like presents. I like it for the family time. I always love visiting family. I also like waking up and knowing that Santa has responded to my letter and my Christmas sweets. My grandma comes and visits me every Christmas. I never see her unless she needs a break or holidays. Christmas brings so many memories to my family. I'm sad every Christmas thinking of me getting all of these presents and so many kids getting no gifts or food. That's why my family tries to get toys for those little kids. I like waking up early and jumping up on my mom's bed to wake her up and my

–SHARLEIGH ROKOSS Grade 5, Bouchie Lake

From our home to yours. We wish you and your loved ones the best holiday season ever! Quesnel Tillicum Society 319 N. Fraser Drive 250-992-8347

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Merry Christmas & Thank You

To our valued customers, neighbours & friends

The Amata Transition House Society extends Season’s Greetings and all Best Wishes for the New Year, to Quesnel and area businesses, community service providers and citizens, clubs, and associations. Thank you for your kindness and continued support during this past year. The donations of household items, clothing, food, time and money have enabled women and their children to pick up the pieces of their lives in relative comfort during their time of need.

May the spirit of the season surround you with love, laughter & merriment

It is wonderful to see how our community recognizes and supports the need that Amata fills for women and children in Quesnel.

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The best Xmas morn All three of us race out of the bedroom so fast. Smiles spread ear to ear on all of our faces as we zoomed into the living room waking up mom and dad. It was Christmas. Stockings were filled with awesome gifts. "So many presents," I thought to myself, looking at the glistening tree and presents. I could tell that my brother and sister, Riley and Jake were thinking the exact same thing. The Santa this year was me. The Santa is one who hands out the presents. So when mom and dad got out of bed, I started to hand out the presents. Each present got better and better each time we opened one. It was also my baby sister Charlie's first Christmas and our present from Santa was a sled. I gave Riley a present from me which was a matching necklace, earrings and a ring. When she opened it, she just sat there starting at it with no expression on her face. I was thinking, "Oh no, she hates her present." Just as I was thinking that, she started to scream and she ran up to me and squeezed me so hard it almost cut off my circulation. It put a smile on my face because she loved her present. There was no fighting that day, except a snowball fight. It was an awesome Christmas. –Madison Sales Grade 5, Riverview

Thank-you to all our customers for your continued support. We sincerely appreciate your business. All the best of the season. JOHNSTON MEIER INSURANCE GROUP 333 Reid Street • 250-992-6611

as Merry Christm & Year Happy New

HO HO HO Best Wishes to all our customers and the many great businesses we’ve been privileged to work with.

Merry Christmas The Right Products The Right People

Best Wishes for a safe and festive holiday season.

250-998-4421

James & Sons The Right Choice

1055 Hwy. 97 250-992-2875

The beauty of nature adds a special glow to the holiday season

May you and your family enjoy it now and all year long.

QUESNEL FAMILY OPTOMETRIC CENTER Dr. Hardeep Bhangu - Dr. Debra Kos

Office: 250-992-5417 • Dispensary: 250-992-3393 Fax: 250-992-5111 • 455 McLean Street


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A Christmas poem

The tree is draped with decorations, presents scattered along the skid. My grandma's baking wafts through the air, making our stomachs grumble. Outside the snow is falling, The snowman is built, the trees are strung with cranberries and popcorn. That table is set, with a few last twee kings. We gather around the polished table, filling our plates to the brim, surfing our mouths, we hungrily dive into our meal. With full bellies, we turn to our presents, tearing wrapping paper, sending it through the air. With the new shiny toys we have received, We say our thank yous and with satisfied spirits, we wish each other a Merry Christmas and leave.

–Jaicie Kastrukoff Bouchie Lake

The present thief It was almost Christmas but that means the Christmas present thief was to steal the biggest present from every house in the world. In a small city there was a little boy, his name was Joe. His house was first destination for the Christmas present thief. The thief came and got a present but Joe watched the whole thing. Joe went to the next house and made a trap so he could catch the thief. The thief got caught in Joe's trap. The police came and took the thief away and he was never seen again. –Jesse Grade 4, NCCS

Working hard to make sure your holidays are the very best yet! Best Wishes from all of us

Eagle Building Supplies Ltd. 172 Reid St. • 250-992-8877

Naughty or Nice

GREETINGS!

To every person who has passed through our door this year and is yet to come, we send the warmest of wishes for a very Happy Holiday Season.

Kelly Cliff Brayden Alek Colton Jim Colby Ted Brandon Lloyd Eric Geordie

Shelagh Shane Morgan Leyton Riley Jesse John Clint Carmen Joey Danny Selena Mikayla

Merry Chriallstofmyouas from all of us to

from Henry & Staff www.fountaintire.com

120 Hilltop Drive

250-992-5151

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May Peace, Joy, Hope and Happiness be yours during this Holiday Season

2316 LARCH AVE

Located in South Quesnel

The partners and staff at PMT Chartered Accountants would like to say thank you to all our clients for their patronage and would like to wish all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year at our new office location:

460 Reid Street (behind Booster Juice)


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Merry Christmas to All Greetings of the Season and warm wishes for the year ahead

FRONT STREET BARBER & STYLING 338 Front St. 250-992-9735 Tues. - Fri. 8:30am - 5:30pm Sat. 8:30am - 4pm

Greetings for the 2013 Holiday Season from Quesnel City Council and staff

Quesnel’s historic Fraser River Footbridge, aglow in festive lighting

Happy Holidays Merissa Marie Unrau, NCSS

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Best Yule ever My favourite Christmas was two years ago because I got to go to Victoria and see my brother and sister. I got a remote control helicopter and a gum ball machine. My brother got a small remote control airplane. We also got to go to a swimming pool with lots of water slides. My favourite water slide was one that was all dark. That is my favourite Christmas ever. – RYAN PUGH Grade 5, Bouchie Lake

139 Years ago 130 years ago, there was a reindeer named Rudolph who got bullied. Other reindeer called him names because of his bright nose. He did not like that. It was mean. Rudolph felt sad so he went home so nobody could bother him. He walked in the door of his

house and daddy yelled at him "You are not ordinary you have to change now!" Rudolph ran to his room and locked the door shut. He started to cry. "What happened there" his mother asked. "Well," Rudolph said. I came in the door and daddy

A cup of cheer…

started shouting at me it hurt me. Daddy does not like me for who I am, but I love being different. The same is boring." His mom cheered Rudolph up, his dad apologized and they all lived happily ever after. –MYA DAWSON Bouchie Lake

A Holiday Prescription

Here’s to another season topped off with good cheer. May it continue on into the New Year.

To everyone we have had the privilege to serve this year. Here’s to a holiday season steeped in happiness for one and all!

GOOD HEALTH PHARMACY Family Health Center

664 Front Street 250-991-5155 Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

328 Front St • 250-992-6691 685 Newman Rd • 250-747-0559


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My Teddy Bear My sister was only eight years old when I was born. It has been three months later when I got her teddy bear. She has put the teddy bear on a soft warm face of a baby. The teddy bear was so soft when the teddy bear touched my face the smell of the teddy bear was a nice smell. As time passed I grow older and same with the little teddy bear then I found out about spider man. I couldn’t say spider so I called him Man Man but when I was sad my teddy bear was there for me. I got even older and same did my teddy bear and at that time a lot was going through my life. I had to move and the place where I moved was nice. I lived there for a year or two then I moved again. I lost my teddy bear for a month and then I found him and I hugged him for a long, long time and then. My dog died and I cried and cried and my teddy bear was there for me. And then I put him on my shelf and I got a new dog and now he sits on my bed. –SPENCER DENT Grade 7, École Baker

Season’s Greetings From Stuart, Marcia, Shawn, Travis and Adam.

Cariboo Propane RV Supplies • Service Bulk Delivery

1410 Hwy. 97 North Ph: 250-992-7553

Season’s Greetings From all of us at KPMG’s Quesnel office, have a safe and happy holiday.

Seasonʻs Greetings

T: 250-992-5547 kpmg.ca

Wishing you all a joyful & peaceful holiday this year. 1344 Cariboo Hwy. N. 250-991-5150

SALES • RENTALS SERVICE

© 2013 KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.


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Season’s meanings Christmas is about friendship, spending time with your family and being nice to others. Christmas is a special time of the year to have fun with your friends in the snow. Trees are for your presents from Santa Claus. Santa knows if you have been bad, or good. He knows when you are sleeping and when you're awake. Last year I got a giant Toblerone bar in my stocking. Sharing counts as being good. Candy is something nice to share with friends even with people who are not your friends. Singing is something to do on Christmas Eve. Hot chocolate is something yummy and warms you up when you're cold. I believe Santa Claus is real. He is one of the people I like the most of all the holidays on earth. On Christmas, I wake up and look in my stocking to see what's in it. This year there is a Christmas concert at Bouchie Lake School. There is a song I know that is about Christmas. It is called Jingle Bells. It is my favourite Christmas song. My favourite thing about Christmas is that you get presents. You don't know what is in the present. That means it is a surprise. That is my favourite feature about Christmas Time. Christmas is a special time of every year. –Alia Lohada Grade 5, Bouchie Lake

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Wish you all a safe and Happy Holidays

Equipment 1394 Hwy 97N

250-992-5303

NEW LOCATION Events 1907 Hwy 97N

250-992-7368

We send our very best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday.

GILLIN ACCOUNTING Ltd. 726 Front Street

250-992-7010

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, The gladness of Christmas give you hope, And the warmth of Christmas grant you With many blessings. 1280 Quesnel Hixon Rd. Quesnel • 250-992-7274 A Division of Vanderhoof & District Co-op Association


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A Xmas gift for Gran "Okay mom," Dad said. "We have all opened our gifts. Now it's time for you to open yours." Grandma looked at dad puzzled. Then he blindfolded grandma and brought in the gift. She took off the blindfold and almost screamed. "Oh, my gosh," grandma said. "It's beautiful." I couldn't believe my eyes. It was the most beautiful gift I ever saw. A beautiful western saddle. It warlike gold. I felt so overwhelmed. It was the perfect gift for her. The reason why it's the perfect gift for her is because my grandma and I ride together. I ride English, she rides western. The saddle had hand-made wooden stirrups and a beautiful seat. The cantle had swirls on it and the skirt had swirly circles on it. Her face lit up like lights. She went up and gave dad a hug and said "thank you for buying it for me." I thought it was cute to see them together. I had a nice warm feeling inside. Then we put the saddle away. As I walked over to the tree, I saw my reflection in a ball. "Christmas is almost over," I said "My favourite time of the year." You may think it's because of the presents; well you're wrong. It's because I get to see my family happy and see so many smiley faces. –PARIS SHELMERDINE Grade 5, Riverview

Happy Christmas and

all the best in 2014

723 Abbott Dr. West Quesnel • 250-992-7800

Wishing You An Old-Fashioned Country Christmas May the comforts of home, the love of family and the memories of holidays past renew your hearts this season.

Quesnel A g Parts & Supplies Ltd.

2302 Ferguson Rd. - 250-747-2355

Many Merry Moments and more

In the spirit of the season, we’re happy to offer our gratitude and extend our best wishes to your family.

P. Scheck

That’s our wish for you this holiday season. Thanks so much for your patronage and see you again next year.

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRIC LTD.

205 A Lear Road Quesnel, B.C.

Phone 250-992-2316

A special thank you to all of our Big Brothers, Big Sisters, In-School Mentors and Teen Mentors and all of our volunteers and sponsors.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel 331 RACING RD. PH. 250-747-2333 (across the hwy. from Aroma Foods)

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The Christmas Dream I wondered what was in the bathroom. All I heard was whining. This third bath room had been off-limits, so we only were allowed to use two bathrooms. Could it be a puppy in there? That's nonsense. I already have two dogs," I thought. That morning, before I opened my stocking, I got my brothers Kasey and Kayden. We went to see if Santa ate his cookies and milk. "He came," I said. We ran to my mom and dad's room and jumped up and down and asked to open our stockings. Santa gave us lots of presents. When we finished, my mum said, "Come with me to the bathroom." On the way to the bathroom there was whining again,. My mum opened the door slowly and three little four-legged animals ran past us. Mom said, "get them, One is a girl, Baillie, two are boys Kasey and Kayden. Find them fast." We all ran. "Ow. Something bit me," I said. I stopped. "Puppies," I screamed. "They're puppies." I caught one puppy. I said, "She is a fluff ball." I laughter when she started to nibble on my finger. She was super adorable. –BAILLIE JACKSON Grade 4, Riverview

The giant present "What is all of that barking?" I wondered to myself. A big present, beautifully wrapped was underneath the tree. It said, "To: Jade Love: Daddy." I thought it was a TV for my room, but it was something bigger than that. The bodes had lots of holes and when I

put my ear on that bodes, I could hear scratching on the cardboard. As I was slowly opening it, I came to a complete stop. I screamed and ran up to my dad and gave him a big hug. I had seen a small chocolate brown dog. He licked me on the cheek, I giggled.

The ABC Communications staff around the province would like to wish you and your family a Happy Holiday Season

"Name him," my dad suggested. And I said, "Ronnie." He had little slinkily legs and small ears. He was a dachshund. After that I didn't care about the other toys. –Jade Landry Grade 4, Riverview

Greetings for the Season and warm wishes for the year ahead

Merry Christmas “Your Only Downtown Full Serve Station”

from all of us at 248 Reid Street, Quesnel, BC

Phone: 250.992.1230 www.abccommunications.com

Audrey, Russ & staff at Super Save Gas Wish you a Safe & Happy Holiday Season

QUESNEL TOYOTA Propane

914 FRONT STREET 250-992-9450

201 Anderson Dr. 250-992-3811 www.quesneltoyota.ca DL#30797


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Back row: Jonas, Lorrie, Tracey, Jennifer, and Dennison Front row: Trina, Karen, Autumn, and Annie We have the opportunity of publishing all the news and photographs of events happening in our area. We also have the opportunity of communicating messages from all our local retailers. We have the opportunity of collecting these wonderful articles, photographs and advertisements and then converting them into your newspaper. In addition, we have the opportunity of coming into your home and being read by the members of your household. Being the artisans of your local newspaper gives us great pride and we are very thankful. From all of us at the Quesnel Cariboo Observer, we wish you health and happiness in 2014.

OBSERVER QUESNEL - CARIBOO

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Wishing you safe travels, good company, and a holiday full of laughter and love.

259 McLean St. 250.992.9293 www.regencychrysler.com

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