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Uplifting entertainment The Watoto message of rescuing, raising and rebuilding African children in a safe, family environment was delivered loud and clear Friday evening with a free, celebratory Watoto choir concert. For more photos see PAGE A3. Karen Powell photo

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What’s worse than yapping on your cell while driving? Eating a bowl of cereal, while talking on your phone, while driving. And that’s exactly what one multitasking driver in the Gold Pan City was observed doing during the Northern Brain Injury Association’s  Road Safety Survey. “The  observation of  the multidistractor eating, talking  and driving was funny, but in a terrifying way,” NBIA representative Will Lewis said. “To say our observer was flabbergasted would be an understatement.” The NBIA conducted their research in seven communities: Terrace, Smithers, Burns Lake Mackenzie, McBride, Quesnel and Prince George. Each community had a two-person crew observing stationed sections for one-hour periods throughout the various times of the day. The teams then recorded driver, cyclist, small-wheel and pedestrian safety violations. In Quesnel a total of 6,838 vehicles, 36 cyclists, zero small wheels and 169 pedestrians were observed. Of this: • 2.84 per cent  (194) vehicle operators drove while distracted and 4.03  percent   (276) violated provincial road rules. • 36.1 per cent  (13) of the cyclists observed rode without helmets, • 44.44 percent (16) rode on sidewalks, 5.5 per cent (two) rode against traffic and • zero per cent came to a complete stop at stop signs. • 14.2 per cent (24) of pedestrians crossed streets illegally and 4.14 per cent (seven) improperly used sidewalks.

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Safety concerns broken down by the day: • Driving: morning, 168, midday, 147, late afternoon, 155. • Cycling: morning, two, midday, 21, late afternoon, 11. • Pedestrians: morning, four, midday, three, late afternoon, 21. “Quesnel was not the worst for distracted drivers, simply more of them were observed during the survey,” Lewis said. ”It is important to note that the survey was not scientific in any way and was done by people in their own communities.” Lewis said the survey proved useful in a number of ways and highlighted the need for further education and prevention. “The survey also uncovered the need for a strong message for people to take extra care as the day goes on, for their risk of being injured increases by the hour,” he said. “It also strengthened our resolve to work with local governments and safety related agencies to conduct a larger, much more controlled survey in order to get a far clearer picture of the risks the public takes, and how best to respond.” The NBIA was founded in 2002 in response to the lack of services available for survivors of brain injury, and their families, in northern British Columbia. It was incorporated as a society in 2007, and became a registered charity in 2009. Today, the Northern Brain Injury Association board of directors have given it a mission to provide four core services; prevention, education, support and referral. It is gratefully funded primarily by grants from the Gaming Branch of province of British Columbia, the United Way of Northern B.C., and the Northern Health Authority.

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Pink Shirt Day at Integris Credit Union It was pink shirts all day long Feb. 26 in honour of the awareness campaign to stamp out bullying wherever it may rear its ugly head. Although not evident in this black and white edition, all the women are wearing pink shirts including the beautiful bouquet on the countertop.

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CUPE ratifies agreement with city Both 1050 and 1050-01 have three year contracts in place

The City of Quesnel is pleased to announce it has ratified a contract agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1050-01, which represents approximately 40 city employees. These employees work at the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre and have a different collective bargaining agreement from that of the rest of the city’s unionized workforce. City and CUPE bargaining teams met on Feb. 18 – 19 to reach a tentative agreement. That agreement was endorsed by both the union membership and City Council on Feb. 24.

The city reached a similar agreement with CUPE Local 1050 employees in October last year. Both contract agreements cover a three-year term, retroactive to June 8, 2013. All unionized employees will receive a 1.5 per cent increase in year one, followed by a 1.75 per cent increase in year two and a 2 per cent increase in year three. “I am pleased that bargaining with both CUPE Local 1050 and CUPE Local 1050-01 has resulted in an amicable settlement,” said Mayor Mary Sjostrom. “Quesnel is facing some tough economic challenges

and the contracts recognize those realities. I would like to thank the bargaining teams for their efforts through this process and acknowledge the outstanding employees we have working at all of our facilities.” 
 “Our members have now ratified the agreements for 1050-01,” said CUPE Local 1050 and 1050-01 President Christi McKee-Poitras. “It was a productive round of bargaining for 1050 and 105001 and definitely a learning experience. We look forward to maintaining the positive working relationship with our employer and moving forward with our future endeavors.”

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The Cariboo and northern BC play a pivotal role in the economic growth of our province, and a large part of the growth comes from our plentiful natural resource assets. The metal and mineral assets in our region are abundant, so I was of course disappointed hearing the news that the Taseko New Prosperity Project failed the federal environmental review. Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett, our neighbouring Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett and I worked diligently bringing businesses, local government and other community stakeholders together to help get this project approved as we all recognized the incredible opportunity of this proposed project for our region. Thousands of jobs would have been created for skilled tradespeople with many spin-off benefits for businesses in Quesnel and across the Cariboo. So while we have experienced this setback I know the people of our region are resilient, ready to take on new challenges and seize the opportunity before us to grow our economy. Our government is taking the necessary steps to expand employment opportunities in our region by investing in skills training and improving infrastructure to expand the capacity of our ports to export our natural resource products to Asia and other foreign markets. These investments today will help us with our goals of achieving long-term prosperity throughout our province and right here in Cariboo North. We also are supporting job creation in our region by reducing the costs imposed on small businesses by removing unnecessary red-tape and taking advantage of our region’s incredible natural beauty by promoting local and regional tourism. Diversifying our economy is vital, however once again it is important to note our government will always stand up for the BC mining industry and support proposed projects throughout our region that comply with British Columbia’s worldclass environmental regulations.

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TOM FLETCHER Black Press After finishing a close second to Adrian Dix in 2011, Mike Farnworth says he is running for NDP leader to correct the party’s mistakes of 2013. Offering “a progressive alternative that can win an election,” the long-time Port Coquitlam MLA referred Sunday to the NDP campaign choice to run mostly upbeat advertising to promote a platform with few specifics. “Under my watch, the B.C. NDP will never fight an election with one hand tied behind its back,” Farnworth said in an opening statement released by his campaign. “We’ll be tough on the issues and hold the B.C. Liberals to account for their disastrous record, while being clear about what we would do differently.” Farnworth also gave a hint of a

more pro-development stance for the party, which has opposed oil pipelines and offered lukewarm support to liquefied natural gas development. “Under my leadership, the B.C. NDP will stand firmly for a strong and diversified economy that provides family-supporting jobs and builds shared prosperity,” Farnworth said. Dix won the leadership by a narrow margin in 2011, after several rounds of voting left Farnworth with 48 per cent of participating party members. After a string of newly elected MLAs bowed out, Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan has been reconsidering his decision not to run again. He finished third in 2011 and both he and Farnworth had leading roles in the NDP governments of the 1990s.

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Canadian Cancer Society happy with new digs Relocated to new Fireside Heating building, Highway 97 South

ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter The sunshine streams into the new bright, modern offices of the Canadian Cancer Society Quesnel Unit. Due to rising rental costs, CCS office volunteers searched out space that would match their needs for a more reasonable rent and found an ideal location in the old Community Futures/ new Fireside Heating building in South Quesnel. Located at the back of the building, CCS volunteer Anne Burgess is very pleased to offer wheelchair accessibility and great parking close to the doors. Burgess was quite overwhelmed and grateful for all the volunteers who helped in the move. Even before the transfer of office equipment and supplies, one of the CCS volunteers and her mother went in and painted the walls a soothing yellow. “Our own volunteers were much more than just moral support in this move, they also helped ensure we maintained an office here in Quesnel,” Burgess said. The regional office was considering closing until local volunteers became adamant about keeping an office here. For more than 30 years, CCS has had a presence in Quesnel, 13 of those years in the Front Street location. “We are a reliable, QUESNEL

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long-term tenant,” she added. Quesnel Unit faces the same challenges as most organizations – they’re always looking for good, longterm volunteers. “The demographics of Quensel have changed and volunteers are hard to come by,” Burgess said. “But our organization is a little different, in that almost every person has been touched by cancer and that draws people to our organization.” She went on to say the perfect volunteer demographic is between 40 – 65 years of age but those people are also incredibly busy with family, careers, finances and other social responsibilities.

“What we offer though is rewarding, enthusiastic, fun activities as we raise awareness, educate and fundraise in the battle against cancer. Our mandate is to enhance the lives of those who are dealing with cancer.” The two primary activities for the Quesnel branch are the daffodil campaign and Relay for Life. The daffodil campaign, which is soon to get underway, includes fresh daffodil sales and the sale of daffodil pins. Organizers are already busy on Relay for Life, but it takes an entire community to pull off the 12-hour fundraiser in LeBourdais Park. Teams registration

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has begun and the sooner you sign up the more pledges you can secure. Volunteers can contact the office 778466-3332. The CCS office in Quesnel offers prostate and breast cancer support groups; a great website (which you can do at the CCS office); drop-in discreet counselling with volunteers where many are cancer survivors themselves; and can also provide wigs, prosthesis and scarves for those currently battling cancer.

“We also have a library of resource material,” Burgess said. Regardless of how little or how much time you can provide, Burgess said CCS is very flexible. “Whatever works for you, works for us.” And there’s such a variety of volunteer positions available including reception, speaker, counsellor, team building work, fundraising, leadership development, board and executive positions, media liaison, writing and of course working as a team to host fundraising events. “We, at the Quensel Branch, are grateful for any time a volunteer can give to us,” Burgess said. So if you have a couple of hours to spend volunteering or perhaps you’d like to form a Relay for Life team or just find out more about a particular type of cancer or treatment options, contact the friendly voice at the other end of 778466-3332 or drop by 679 Highway 97 South, around the back.

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Connecting Our Community The 13th Annual Awards Gala is taking shape and we are very excited about this great evening. Many thanks to ROCKY MOUNTAINEER for providing a Gold Leaf Trip for 2, valued at $4298. This unbelievable trip includes meals, beverages, snacks, personalized service hotel accommodation along the way. The lucky winner can choose to travel eastbound or westbound on the world famous Rocky Mountaineer as it weaves through Canada’s West and the Canadian Rockies on a two-day all daylight trip of a lifetime! Our Gala evening will end with an acoustic appearance by Rockin’ Chair. This outstanding group was created in early 2011 when Trevor Adelman and Tyler Mithrush sat down for lunch with the idea of forming a rockin, upbeat, new country rock sound, and from there... it all started. With the first Rockin’ Chair to perform at gig opening for Travis Tritt, it started QCF Gala April 5 with a bang and has been going strong ever since with shows across British Columbia and Alberta. Their recorded tracks were produced by CCMA Award Winning Producer Bart Mckay in Saskatoon. With the members of Rockin’ Chair being: Trevor Adelman; Tyler Mithrush, and Pat Michaud they form a solid group of musicians with backgrounds in music since childhood. QCF is very excited to have Rockin’ Chair perform at the Awards Gala - they will definitely be one of the highlights of the evening. Check out their website for more information – www. Gala tickets are $50, include dinner and entertainment, available at Carvers Clothing Company, Sun Life Financial or by calling Cathy 250-747-1739 or emailing SUSTAINING PARTNERS

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here is certainly some merit to extending the term of office for municipal councils, regional districts and school boards from three to four years. After all, there will be more time for elected officials to pursue their strategic visions. That could be important when you consider the first year of a new term currently is consumed by newcomers getting used to their duties and the third, and final year, is focused on the next election. That only leaves a brief period to do the people’s business. A four-year term would also bring civic leaders into line with federal and provincial politicians who must be lobbied for all-important funding grants. However, longer terms could also have a significant downside. Particularly, people considering to run for office would be asked to give up another year of their lives. And that could be challenging for mayors and councillors in small communities where the responsibilities are extensive but the compensation is more reflective of volunteerism. There’s already a challenge with getting younger people, including in their 40s and 50s, to run for office. But are they going to agree to four years when the salary doesn’t reflect the disruption to careers and families. And for those retirees who traditionally fill a lot of posts, will longer terms pull them away from heading south, spending time with grandkids or other activities? At a time when there is considerable public apathy about the electoral process, it’s difficult to know if these so-called reforms from the provincial government will help or send even more people heading for the hills. –Black Press

Crown jewel on table in Cariboo T

he New Prosperity mineral deposit near Williams Lake is described by the industry as one of the largest in the world, containing 5.3 billion pounds of copper and 13.3 million ounces of gold. The Harper government’s decision to reject openpit mine development for a second time is seen by elected officials in the Cariboo region as a disaster. One of Quesnel’s sawmills is preparing to close for good, and I’ve been told there is more to come as the post-pine beetle era unfolds.  Here in the B.C. capital, the decision is mainly viewed as a huge mistake. Taseko Mines is going to court to show that the federal panel used the wrong design when reviewing the company’s expensively revised plan. The province has permitted two successful mines that operate in the same area, one of which is run by Taseko.   In Ottawa, this is a Supreme Court of Canada test case over who owns the land and the mineral wealth underneath. In traditional Canadian

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B.C. Views law, the province owns it. This was highlighted in the recent discussion between B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Alberta’s Alison Redford over royalties from oil. Six aboriginal communities make up the Tsilhqot’in Nation, which has a long and bitter history of resistance against the Crown. They almost won a declaration of title to 40,000 hectares known as the Nemiah Valley: forests, wild horses, minerals and all, in a 339-day trial that ended in 2007. Their case suffered a setback at the B.C. Court of Appeal, and is now before the highest court. Aboriginal rights have been established, but this would be the first clear title. Tsilhqot’in tribal chair Joe Alphonse was pleasantly surprised to see Taseko

the Tsilhqot’in. For his part, Taseko CEO Russell Hallbauer says the chiefs refused to meet with him, which isn’t surprising from a group that doesn’t recognize the B.C. forests ministry either. Here’s a sample of the volume of evidence that may determine the future of B.C. Archeological studies presented at trial describe “18 roasting and/ or pit depressions” at Teztan Biny. It’s not clear if these were for seasonal food preparation or for pit houses, which would indicate a more permanent settlement at the lake. Nor is it clear whether these “cultural depressions” have been identified as being of Tsilhqot’in origin. Oral histories are also uncertain. Tsilhqot’in witnesses testified that Teztan Biny has been used in the 20th century as a hunting and fishing camp. The mine was rejected due to ill-defined cultural as well as environmental concerns. B.C. residents could finally see some answers this year. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc tfletcher@


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turned down again. He said the Tsilhqot’in National Government is releasing its own mining policies soon. “We welcome opportunities to look at projects that are environmentally sound and we need economic opportunities,” Alphonse told the Williams Lake Tribune. Somehow efforts to move mine waste rock from Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) to a sealed storage site two kilometres away are not enough to protect groundwater, although they are sufficient at the nearby Gibraltar and Mount Polley mines. And Alphonse makes it clear this mysterious environmental problem will be solved once he and his fellow chiefs have control of the resource. A Supreme Court of Canada ruling on aboriginal title is required to settle this. If some limited form of title is at last defined for the treaty-less majority of B.C., or at least Tsilhqot’in territory, the fate of the mine may become clear. Conventional wisdom on this is that the mining company didn’t try hard enough to establish a working relationship with


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Cruise tickets winner Gabriele Slater, left, won the cruise tickets in Quesnel Partners for Student Nutrition’s fifth annual Cruise Ticket fundraiser. Funds raised support the Breakfast Program in Quesnel. École Baker Breakfast coordinator Arlene Foreman, right, presents Slater with her tickets. Slater has been purchasing tickets for the past five years, so this year’s win was a pleasant surprise. Contributed photo

Time is now to help fix the health care system Editor: I worked at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital for more than 30 years, always fighting for better service for the people of Quesnel and area. We always have had challenges, whether it be human resources, equipment or operating budget. Never the less, some of us went to work every day, our mission being to have the best

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services possible. One time when I thought the people of Quesnel would be enraged at the erosion of services and get involved, write letters, make phone calls, contact their member of parliament, I wondered why so few people took the time to make that call, write that letter. I asked my mentor, hospital administrator Tim Thomas why people were so apathetic.

Tim’s answer was “At any given time only five per cent are needing our services, the other 95 per cent are getting on with their lives, working, playing and just expect the system to be there when they need it.” It is many years since that conversation with Tim, who once, on holiday in Victoria, heard there was going to be some money available for support services and got

straight in his car and drove back to Quesnel so we could work on a proposal and be first in line. Dedicated people like Tim are not enough. If the people of Quesnel want the health care system to be second to none, they need to get involved, ask questions, such as: how many people are occupying acute care beds waiting for placement; how many days

do we have patients in overflow; how many days will home support be unable to deliver service, leaving 84-year-olds living on their own, with no service? If people of Quesnel do not support the dedicated people working in the system, they will have no right to complain when they or their loved ones need service and it is not there. The health care system is

ours, we pay for it. People do not fail, systems fail people. It is time to get involved, give honest feedback to help those people in the system today to identify where the system is failing and fight to fix it. Make that phone call, write that letter, meet with our MLA, our healthcare system is in trouble. Linda V. Arnold, RN retired Quesnel

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








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Troll celebrates telemark skiing with Telefest

Telelmarkers from around B.C., as far south as the Lower Mainland, came to Troll, pilgrims to the great Mecca of the unsecured heel: Telefest. With bright, blue skies and soft, white snow, no one was disappointed by the conditions at the hill. During the day, lessons and

rental skis allowed everyone the chance to get on telemark skis for the first time, or to up their skills and try out next year’s skis. The day ended with participants searching for a can of beer in the snow with avalanche gear, before the whole thing switched over to night mode.

Clockwise from top left: a As the sun went down, telemark skier cuts arcs in the telemarkers gathered in the snow; a participant looks for lodge for a meal over which beer buried in the snow with to re-hash the day and wait avalanche equipment; a group for the draw prizes. of telemarkers grab a ride from Before things mellowed the groomer; a skier practices out too much, the Joey Only poleless; a participant blasts Band took to the stage to bump the energy to the next down the hill. Centre; a member of the ‘RCMP’ writes a ticket to level with their own brand another skier. of country/rock.


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Like the world in 2012, the super league curlers are facing a rapidly approaching end, though this prophecy is based on something a bit firmer than the end of the Aztec calendar. Billy Barker and the Investors Group fought for points in the A playoffs. In an epic seesaw battle, Investors were up one without the hammer coming home. A steal in the eighth end secured them the 8-6 win. A&W and Sky Hi were fighting to keep their dreams alive in the other A playoff. A&W kept their super league chance alive with a convincing 7-2 win over Sky Hi. A struggling Karin's Deli faced Willis Harper, who have been equally falling on hard times, in the B playoffs. Karin's completed a comeback with a steal of one in the eighth to tie the game and stole two more in the extra end to send the Willis Harper Boys back to their Lazy Boys to try to figure out

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Preparing for another season of outdoor shooting, the Quesnel River Archers, along with an assortment of visitors keen to try their hand at the shoot, gathered at Gamache's Arena to start the season off with their annual indoor 3D shoot. Archers took aim at a range of 3D targets set up in the indoor arena, allowing them to engage in their favourite outdoor sport despite the freezing temperatures and slow moving spring. A new method of setting up the event kept the archers more engaged during the shoot, with less time between shoots. The event went off well, according to Wayne Schaefer, one of the event organizers. Local archers did well in the competition, taking a glut of first, second and third place positions. Archers from Prince George, Quesnel and Williams Lake came to the early season event.

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Serving Quesnel’s most vulnerable

Food Bank co-ordinator Sharon Mindel goes over the monthly schedule with Lieutenant Stefan Van Schaick. Annie Gallant photo

Salvation Army is accountable for their operation ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter


ith the holiday season behind us, most are looking forward to spring. But for some of the residents of Quesnel, life has a certain sameness and needs must be met even if that means a regular visit to the Salvation Army soup kitchen or food bank. According to Lieutenant Stefan Van Schaick the largest demographics at the soup kitchen is single males between 25 – 50 years old. “We see far fewer women in this demographic,” he said. “And I’m not exactly sure why. Possibly they have better group support and more community

support whereas men aren’t as free to ask for that kind of support.” Regardless of the demographics Stefan said the February numbers for the soup kitchen spiked in February topping out with 160 on one day. This month they have averaged 130 per day, four times a week. “January was between 100 – 120 per day,” he said. He emphasized he’d rather see the same level of attendees instead of the fluctuation which happens around cheque day. “A constant number would mean their needs are being met instead of them using their resources differently. They can always access a meal or food somewhere in town,” Stefan said.

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As for the food bank, those numbers remain steady at between 100 – 120 households every two months. Because the system is based on people registering for the food bank and divulging personal information on their situation such as family income, number in the family, rent (or mortgage) payments and other bills, their needs are clearly identified and receiving food bank groceries is part of how they cope with life. Stefan added that about 75 per cent of soup kitchen attendees are also food bank recipients. “People need to understand that the food bank is not supplying two months of food, it

supplements regular food purchases,” he said. “At the Salvation Army we’re trying to educate and assist individuals towards self-reliance, which can include using the food bank, soup kitchen, etc. if needed.” Relatively few soup kitchen attendees are homeless. In fact, Stefan estimated that only about five per cent have no fixed address. “I don’t know of anyone having to sleep outside,” he said. “Some couch-surf, some live with relatives, live in a travel trailer or have some inside sleeping arrangement.” Having a fixed address is also a requirement for accessing the food bank. Only about 10 – 15 per

cent at the soup kitchen are new faces and most of those are First Nations. Stefan speculated this may be tied to the culture as First Nations travel extensively throughout the north from one community to another. Stefan says the Salvation Army is confident going into this year. Both the kettle campaign and the mail-in campaigns met their targets, with the kettle campaign bringing in a little more than the $30,000 goal and the mail-in exceeding the $47,000 target by about $5,000. “We are always so amazed and grateful for the generosity of the community. “In donations to the food bank we brought in about double our normal

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intake. “It will be interesting to see how the rest of the year goes, we’ve never been in this situation before,” he said. “In previous years, come summer, we’ve had to purchase caselots but maybe this year that money can help in other ways.” Many people are unaware that the Salvation Army, like many organizations, must be accountable for what they do, what they hand out to those in need and how they use the donations they receive. With all the services and programs offered, Quesnel’s Salvation Army provides valuable assistance to the community’s most vulnerable citizens.


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Dragon Studio welcomed Raghu Lokanathan and fan-favourite Corin Raymond JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter Corin Raymond returned to Dragon Studio last week, but this time he wasn’t alone. He brought with him an amazing touring band, cherrypicking a great guitarist in Jesse Dee and a wonderful rhythm section in bassist Moses Gregg. Opening for the act was Prince George folk musician, who Raymond calls one of his favourite song-writers: Raghu Lokanathan. Both acts had come down from Prince George where they had done a show together and brought fans, who wanted a substantial encore, with them. After some preconcert conversation as the performers mingled with the crowd, Lokanathan took to the stage. Alone on stage, Lokanathan brings us much depth and

complexity out of the simple arrangement of voice and guitar as possible – picking his way through complex riffs and Corin Raymond returns to the Dragon Studio with bassist Moses layering Jonas Gagnon photo over top of Gregg and guitarist Jesse Dee. would be familiar to his boyhood to underit his warm fans who attended stand how he became voice and beautiful Raymond’s last show the man to pull off lyrics. at Dragon Studio, his Caper, in which Covering everybut the new band, he gathered enough thing from his love particularly guitarCanadian Tire money of Prince George in ist Jesse Dee, added to pay for a record. his song Caledonia, an extra dimension He also added an out to his own arrogance to the show, with a take from Bookworm, in Genius, and all bigger, louder (dare I to the spoken word three of his albums, say rockier?) sound set. Lokanathan played a than Raymond alone, After a bit of a rest, heartwarming and at which does a great the band was back times hilarious set. justice to some of to end off the night After Lokanathan the more rollicking with another round stepped off the stage, tunes that Raymond of music, including Raymond and his showcased. perennial favourite band stepped on, hitIn between a double 3,000 Miles, before ting a rowdier note, set, Raymond used which Raymond told moving through a the small crowd as the story of the man range of songs writa sounding board who inspired the song ten by him and by a for his future project – a real person Rayrange of songwriters Caper, a spoken word mond lived next to in from across Canada. piece in which he a boarding house in Many of the songs travels backwards to Toronto.

Raymond ended the night with an encore, capped off by his ode to a Winnipeg Bar, The Times Change(d)

High and Lonesome Club, a bar he said they could make an album of the songs that have been sung

about it, before calling Lokanathan up to do his own song about the bar.

Clive Neville Casey 1934 ~ 2014

The family would like to announce the sudden passing of Clive “Casey” on Feb. 20, 2014. For those who knew Casey well he will be remembered for his natural gift of stonework and his love of golf. He touched many lives with his lilting Irish accent and his friendly, willing outlook on life. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Casey spent his younger years travelling the world. He found his way to B.C. and the railways, spending time working with the CN Rail out of Revelstoke and then the BCR out of Williams Lake, Quesnel and Lillooet. After retirement, Casey put his talents to greens keeping at Dragon Lake Golf Course. Seeking a warmer climate, Casey moved to Lillooet where he enjoyed time with friends, golfing, hunting through garage sales and thrift stores to find treasures and of course, taking care of his home and yard. Casey is survived by his wife Nancy, son Steve and daughter Samantha, father- in- law Andy; as well as his brother Stewert (Jen) and sister Cora (Morden) and family. He is mourned by his family in Ireland including daughters Linda, Wendy, Debbie and Susan and their families. In keeping with Casey’s wishes, there will be no service. He will be remembered at a place dear to him at a later date. In memory of Casey, donations can be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation.

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dance to follow. Admission is $15, includes lunch. Tickets at the door. For information contact Jean, 250-992-5081.

THURSDAY THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MONTHLY MEETING MARCH 13, 7 P.M., Anglican Church Hall, 465 Kinchant Street. Contacts: Fran, 250992-3956; Kristine, 250-992-8883; or Bev, 250-992-3611. WORLD KIDNEY DAY Quesnel Chapter of Kidney Foun-

dation of Canada is hosting a blood pressure clinic and information booth in West Park Mall, March 13, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For details contact Bill Loiselle, 250-991-8257 (daytime) or 250-9929727 (evenings.)

FRIDAY QUESNEL MS SELF-HELP GROUP meets Friday, March 7 in CD Hoy Room at City Hall, 12:30 – 2 p.m. For information, contact Donna, 250-992-3369.


QUESNEL ART GALLERY PRESENTS opening for March show KIDZART, featuring work of secondary school students, March 8, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Art Gallery in the Arts and Rec Centre. The show runs until April 1. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION March 8, 1 – 4 p.m., lounge, arts and rec centre, FREE. Everyone welcome, program include guest speakers, video clips and more. Refresh-

ments will be served. Door prizes. For information contact Bernice Heinzelman, 250-747-1727.

Tickets: Gayle Perison, 250-983-7034, Honey Affleck, 250992-5375 or Cindy Osip, 250-992-2490.

OPEN MIC NIGHT, March 8, Elks Hall, all ages welcome, 7 – 11 p.m., for information contact Russ, 250992-3452.

QUESNEL LIONS MONTHLY GARAGE SALE, March 29 (the last Saturday of every month) at Maple Park Mall, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hot dogs and coffee will be available.

ROTARY PUB NIGHT, March 29, doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., At Cariboo Hotel, $25 (includes buffet dinner). Proceeds to CHAAPS and other Rotary projects.

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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in partnership with the Rotary Club of Quesnel

DANCE FESTIVAL Feb. 28 to Mar 2nd, 2014 Chuck Mobley Theatre, Correlieu School

VOCAL & CHORAL FESTIVAL March 9th to 10th, 2014

Lakeview Church, 2244 Ash Ave

Solos, Duos & Groups Ballet ~ Jazz ~ Tap ~ Modern Lyrical ~ Hip Hop & More! Dance Director: Sherry Gosselin - 250.983.6596

~ Solos & Choirs ~ School Choirs ~ Community Singing

Come out and listen to musical performances by local vocalists & pianists

Vocal & Choral Director: Cathy Heinzelman - 250.747.3864


TBA Thinking Day – Walk for Hunger Girl Guides and Scouts met on Saturday, Feb. 22 to attend a Walk for Hunger to celebrate Thinking Day. They walked from the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives to the Salvation Army where they donated food for the food bank. Debbie Fee photos

TICKETS ON SALE NOW at Circle S Western Wear $40 (cash only) PRODUCTIONS


Bowl for Kids Sake slated for April 27

The date for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel Bowl for Kids Sake is Sunday, April 27 not the date that was inadvertently reported in a headline in Feb. 28 Observer. BBBSQ encourages anyone with an hour and half to give, to sign up a team for the most fun you’ll probably have all week. The theme is Hillbilly Hoedown and that can be interpreted anyway you like. Have fun putting together the team’s costume and come out

to raise money for BBBSQ and also for a chance to win fabulous prizes. The major sponsor of the event, Via Rail, has donated round-trip tickets from Prince George to Jasper for four people and one lucky participant will win this prize. Companies are encouraged to sponsor one of five remaining lanes which need sponsors. Already committed are West Fraser Mills, Wright Choice, Cariboo Pulp, United

Steelworkers Union Local I-424 and Cariboo Ford. Give Joanie a call 250-9927257. To register a team and collect pledges, go to or call Joanie again at 250-9927257. For every $100 in pledges collected, your name goes into the incentive draw. BBBSQ served more than 205 children/youth in the community last year.

Win 2 Tickets to Corb Lund in Quesnel NAME: PHONE: DRAW DATE: April 25@4 pm

Drop off entry at Quesnel Cariboo Observer, 188 Carson Ave. Quesnel, B.C. The winner will be drawn from the entries received. Employees of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer are not eligible. Participants must

be at least 19 years of age. Judges decision final. No Photocopies.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Rediscover your Hometown

The Spa

Goo ou Market

your skin treatment center.


We believe in supporting our local farmers and ranchers all year

That is why you will find local fresh vegetables, berries, meat, and other products at our market right now – even in winter. Over the past four months, we’ve supported over 25 local farmers and ranchers and that means the community has supported over 25 local agriculture families. so fresh, so local, so good for the community 333 Legion Drive, Quesnel, BC 778-414-4108

good for you market

Winter Clearance On Now! Lots of Apparel

up to

50% off

Footwear Clearance 20-60% off

Quesnel’s Running & Athletic Wear Store 424 Reid St. 250-992-2RUN (2786) Check out our website or visit us on facebook

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

West Brew

1219 Hwy 97N (Beside Crystal Glass)

15% off Wine Kits March 1 - April 30

Treatment for Acne & Pigmentation Hair Removal Facial Rejeuvenation

Fruit & Ice Wines • Port 4-6 & 8 weeks brewing time

Tuesday to Saturday - 9 am to 3:30 pm Maple Park Shopping Center


(after hour appointments available)

Ph : 250-992-8694

The Unique Boutique Jewellery • Gift Ideas • Purses Women’s Clothing • Home Decor

& Open Mon. - Fri. 8:00 - 5:30 Sat. 8:30 - 4:30 1185 Hwy 97N 250-991-0650




424 B Reid St. 778.414.9069

Take a look at what these businesses have to offer

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Your community. Your classifieds.



It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event of failure to publish an advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition. reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisment and to retain any answers directed to the Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisment and box rental.


Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.


Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or offset process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law.








In Memoriam



Regarding Dorthea E.S. Onciul & Jason Onciul. Please contact Cassandra Parker at

Business Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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

Thank you for caring.

Lost & Found LOST around Jan 31. Men’s plain yellow gold wedding band in the downtown area. Lots of sentimental value. If found please call (250) 9929698


Business Opportunities

START NOW! Complete Ministry approved Diplomas in months! Business, Health Care and more! Contact Academy of Learning College: 1-855-354-JOBS (5627) or We Change Lives!

Education/Trade Schools

$1000 A week mailing brochures from home! Helping Home-Workers since 2001. No experience required. Start Immediately! Visit us online:

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp online! 1-866-399-3853

GET FREE Vending Machines. Can earn $100,000 + per year. All cash-retire in just 3 years. Protected territories. Full details call now 1-866668-6629. Or visit our website

TRAIN TO be an Apartment/Condominium Manager online! Graduates get access to all jobs posted with us. 33 years of success! Government certified. or 1800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.

HELP WANTED - Local people needed! Simple, flexible online work. FT/PT. Internet needed. Very easy. No experience required! Guaranteed income! No fees. Genuine! Start immediately. Visit online at:

In Memoriam

The most effective way to reach an incredible number of BC Sportsmen & women. Two year edition- terrific presence for your business.

In Memoriam In Memory of

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email:

Maurice Cullinane

Denied Long-Term Disability Benefits or Other Insurance?

We love and miss you

Mar. 1, 1951 - Sept. 17, 2007

Cindy & Riley

If YES, call or email for your


Family & Friends

and protect your right to compensation. 778.588.7049 Toll Free: 1.888.988.7052


Boxes of Old Newspapers

for Firestarter



Please apply in person with resume to Colin or Len at

West Central Pipe

135 Keis Ave. (2 Mile Flat)

PUT YOUR experience to work - The job service for people aged 45 and over across Canada. Free for candidates. Register now online at: or Call Toll-Free: 1-855-286-0306.

CANCEL YOUR timeshare. NO risk program stop mortgage & maintenance payments today. 100% money back guarantee. Free consultation. Call us now. We can help! Call 1-888-356-5248.

HISTORICAL ARMS Collectors. Guns-Knives-Militaria. 42nd Antiques Show & Sale. Sat. March 8, 9am-5pm. Sun March 9, 9am-3pm. Heritage Park, 44140 Luckackuck Way, Chilliwack (exit 116 off Hwy 1) Buy-Sell-Trade. For info or table rentals Gord 604-747-4704 Al 604-941-8489. See our website

ADVERTISE in the LARGEST OUTDOOR PUBLICATION IN BC The 2014-2016 BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis

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Career Opportunities





WANTED MOTIVATED Entrepreneurs. Learn the water business where you live from a Pro with over 30 years experience in Edmonton. Teach you all the business, unlimited leads to tax deductible equipment. Call 780-421-7776;

FOUND..A sum of money was found. Call Observer with details to claim.

Coming Events


UP TO $400 cash daily FT & PT outdoors, Spring/Summer work. Seeking honest, hard working staff. Visit us online:


also great for moving!

Deadline March 17, 2014. We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Automotive Technician - Quesnel Career wheels spinning but getting nowhere? Put yourself in the driver’s seat and get some traction with Fountain Tire! With over 50 years of experience in the tire and mechanical service industry, we know what we’re doing and we do it well! Our longstanding success is because of the people that have chosen a career with us. Here’s who we’re looking for. Does this sound like you? - Reliable, motivated and driven to deliver quality workmanship and a superior customer experience. - Continuously looking to learn and use new skills. - Value a strong team-based workplace. - Flexible, patient, and calm when working with tight schedules. - Focused on meeting goals and targets. Your duties will include : Diagnose, repair and complete approved service on customer vehicles as described in work orders and the mechanical inspection form using computerized diagnostic equipment and other testing devices to diagnose and isolate vehicle problems. Advise customers and Associates on work performed, general vehicle condition, and future repair requirements Maintain mechanical service equipment on a regularly scheduled basis. Operate company and customer vehicles in a clean and safe manner; use proper barriers to maintain vehicle cleanliness, and ensure equipment and loads in company vehicles are safely secured for transportation. Support customer relationships by responding to customer inquiries. What does it take to get on track? Completion of a four-year automotive service technician apprenticeship program. Interprovincial Red Seal Certification would be considered an asset. Strong knowledge of automotive industry and skills required to provide mechanical service to our customers. Commitment to providing a superior customer experience. Strong knowledge and appreciation for safe work environment and completion of WHIMIS and other safety courses provided by Fountain Tire. Demonstrated initiative in recognizing opportunities for improvement and efficiency. Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license and provide a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract from province of residence. Basic computer skills to successfully complete required learning and safety courses and achieve certification where required. Ability to consistently lift 25 kilograms. At Fountain Tire, you’d have a great place to work—competitive wages, competitive benefit package, a manager with a large support network, and the chance to learn and grow.


Ph : 250-992-5254 Email :



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Help Wanted

Trades, Technical


CertiďŹ ed Carpenter needed to start immediately. Reply to Box “Câ€? c/o Quesnel Observer, 188 Carson Ave., Quesnel, BC V2J 2A8

HIRING in Fort St John, BC. EXPERIENCED MILL ELECTRICIANS. Wage up to $50/hr. Housing & Benefits. Shift-7days on/ 7off. Email resume: or fax 250-630-2114 Ph: 250-2634350

Required immediately: Short Log Logging Truck for work in Prince George Area. Steady work. Good rates. Please contact (250)983-2788 or (250)596-2500. Ulysses Restaurant has immediate openings for servers & cooks. Apply in person @ 122 Barlow Ave.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE CLERK Seeking a experienced Professional Receptionist with excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills! Duties to include, multi-line switchboard, data entry, and some accounting. Experience with Microsoft Office/Excel as well as fluency with Social Media is a must. This is a full time position/salary based on experience. Email resumes to or drop off at 355 St. Laurent Ave

Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association Client Care Volunteer Training Program QDHPCA welcomes compassionate men and women who are interested in providing respite care, companionship and support to individuals, and their families, who are living with a chronic progressive or life limiting illness, to those who are at the end of life, and to those who are bereaved. As a Client Care volunteer your care and support may be needed in the person’s home, in hospice, in hospital or in residential care. If you are interested please contact QDHPCA’s Co-ordinator of Volunteers & Grief Support at




Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Financial Services

Business/OfďŹ ce Service

Heavy Duty Machinery


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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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

Work Wanted I would like to work in a placer mining operation this coming season. Have lots of loader and haul truck experience. Rick Abell 250-320-3950.

Help Wanted

WANTED! Clark 668F Grapple Skidder Call (780)836-2752

Help Wanted

Co-ordinator of Fund Raising and Public Relations The Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Association is seeking a Co-ordinator of “Fund Raising and Public Relations�.


Northland Mortgages


Misc. for Sale

Real Estate

SAWMILLS FROM only $4,897 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

CARIBOO PLACE 1 bedroom 1 Bath. cls. to hospital & amens. $55,000 604-808-1171

Pets & Livestock

STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 Visit us online at:


Misc. Wanted

REGISTERED Polled Hereford yearling bulls for sale for more information call Ed 250365-3270 or Murray 604-5823499 or through our website and click on sale cattle from the menu

Coin Collector Looking to Buy Collections, Estates, Gold & Silver Coins + 778-281-0030


Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent WILKINSON APARTMENTS 398 Roddis Dr.

Real Estate

Quiet, Secure 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Elevator & laundry facilities. References Required. Adult Orientated

For Sale By Owner

Call 250-992-8949

2011 Modular Show Home, 16X80 Ft. Most appliances included. Must be moved. $110,000. Call (250)747-3298


Houses For Sale

Show Handling Classes starting March 25th, 6pm & 7pm.8 Weeks. Every Tuesday. $80 preregister @ 1190 Chew Ave or call April @ (250)249-5070.

4Bdrm/2Bath home for sale on a quiet street in Mackenzie. Many upgrades included. For more information please call (250)997-4200

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Bright, updated 2Bdrm. Appt. in Creekside. N/S, N/P, $650/mo. Call (250)983-8252 FIR Crest Apartments - 1 & 2 bdrm suites, North Quesnel. N/P, no parties. (250)992-6593


Interested applicants for this part time contract must be proficient in, computer skills and web site management. Vanderhoof and Districts Co-operative Association invites applications for the position of: CREDIT MANAGER Reporting to the Controller, this position is responsible to grant or deny new credit applications and to ensure any new approved accounts are setup and running. Collection of overdue accounts is another key component of this position including sending overdue letters, phone calls to accounts, referring to third party collection agencies and any legal collection activity required. The successful applicant must possess strong communication and organizational skills. Applicants should be self-reliant and goal orientated. The candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of e_perience in the credit  collections Ă„eld. Vanderhoof and Districts Co-operative oɈers a competitive salary and a comprehensive beneĂ„t package. Vanderhoof and Districts Co-operative Association operates 15 cardlock locations (Terrace to the West, East to Valemount, North to Fort St. James and South to Quesnel), 4 bulk petroleum locations (Vanderhoof, Houston, Prince George and Quesnel) with 16 petroleum delivery units. Quesnel location also operates an Agro/C-Store along with a second C-Store located in Vanderhoof. In Vanderhoof the co-operative owns a 70,000 square foot shopping centre, and operates a food store, mini storage and home centre (new home centre under construction 2013/2014). The successful candidate must be a team player with eɈective communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work well under pressure and be able to meet deadlines. Please forward your resume by Monday, March 17, 2014 to: Human Resources Vanderhoof and Districts Co-operative Box 560 188 East Stewart Street Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Phone: 250-567-4414 Fax: 250-567-4355 Email: We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Demonstrated skill and experience in fund raising and in public relations is essential. Must have a vehicle and valid drivers license. Please include references. For more information call: 778-414-1444 (between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm) Submit applications to: James Weldon, Chair Quesnel and District Palliative Care Association Box 4537 Quesnel, B.C. V2J-3J8

Application deadline March 14, 2014 website:


Qualifications: - Must be courteous and friendly - Ability to communicate well both written and oral - Must be able to work under pressure - Good knowledge of office equipment - Knowledge and experience with computers - Good experience in telephone etiquette Duties include but not limited to: - Answer a five line telephone system and transfer all calls - Take messages for staff and clients - Register all incoming and outgoing mail - Greet the public - Type all correspondence as directed by Executive Director - All office filing - Hall rentals - Provide general information about Friendship Centre Hours of work Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm Please submit resumes to:

Sandy Brunton - Executive Director 319 North Fraser Drive. Quesnel, BC V2J 1Y9 Fax: 250-992-5708 Email: Deadline for accepting resumes: MARCH 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Maintenance Technician Reporting to the Operations Manager, the successful candidate will fill the full-time position of Maintenance for Pine Centre in Prince George, B.C. The ideal candidate is responsible for the day-today maintenance and general up keep of the building(s) including preventative maintenance programs. They will also provide technical assistance, guidance and problem solving to contracted employees to ensure the efficient and cost effective completion of repairs and maintenance. For more information, to or email resume to DUAL TICKETED MILLWRIGHT ELECTRICIAN Location: Vernon, BC Responsibilities: • Plant maintenance of high speed food processing and packaging equipment • Analyze equipment and component design issues and make recommendations or follow through with equipment modifications • Utilize mechanical, electrical or electronic trouble shooting skills in problem assessment • Improve and repair equipment for maximum efficiency • Accurate data recording • Troubleshoot machinery effectively • Maintain a clean workspace Requirements: • Dual ticketed licensed Millwright and licenced Electrician; BCTQ or Interprovincial Certified • 2-5 years experience • Strong knowledge of electrical, hydraulics and pneumatics • Knowledge of food and beverage industry an asset • Good interpersonal and communication skills • Attention to Safety and Efficiency a must • Must be able to operate and troubleshoot all related machinery • Demonstrate good working habits and the ability to work as a team player • WHIMS, Confined Space, Forklift training an asset • Available to work all shifts (days/afternoons/nights) Apply at or email Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.




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

Mobile Homes & Pads 2011 Modular Home For Rent non smokers, non partiers, no pets, $1200/mo. Call (250)747-3298

Homes for Rent For Rent 2Bdrm Mobile home on private lot. Sundeck & storage. $750/mo. Call (250)9927625

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

Suites, Lower 1Bdrm Suite, n/s, n/p, references required. $475/mo. Includes Utilities .(250)992-8715

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

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Cars - Domestic

Cars - Sports & Imports

Trucks & Vans

2000 Ford Taurus SE

Silver in colour, 4dr. Charcoal interior 3.0 6 Cylinder Excellent Fuel Mileage Auto, Factory A/C Full Equipped, Super Snow Tires

REDUCED $2,000 Call (250)992-8747

CHEV IMPALA 2013 LT Q1336218 $17,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 DODGE AVENGER 2012 SXT Q1251230 $16,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277

Quit. Before your time runs out.

HYUNDAI ACCENT 2011 Q1181148 $12,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 MAZDA TRIBUTE GX 2010 Q1099344 $14,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 NISSAN ROGUE SL 2011 Q1199250 $21,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 SUZUKI SX4 2010 Q1099348 $12,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 TOYOTA YARIS 2007 RS, HB, Q2799265 $6,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277

Trucks & Vans DODGE CARAVAN 2009 GRD SE Q2959340 $12,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 DODGE JOURNEY 2012 RT/AWD Q1259355 $22,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 DODGE RAM 1500 2012 Quad Cab Q1259350 $33,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 DODGE RAM 2009 3500 Q2959255 $29,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 DODGE RAM 2011 Mega Cab Q1159299 $29,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 FORD EXPLORER 2010 SPORT Q1011229 $19,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 FORD F150 1998 XLT Q9819272 $6,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 FORD F150 2010 XLT Q1019342 $24,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 FORD F150 2011 XLT S/C Q1119333 $26,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 FORD F350 2005 XLT Q2519334 $19,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 FORD RANGER 2010 4WD Q1019305 $17,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277

GMC SIERRA 2008 REG CAB Q2879318 $15,888 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 GMC SIERRA 2011 1500 Q1179346 $22,495 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 GMC SIERRA 2011 1500 Q1179347 $25,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 GMC SIERRA 2011 2500 Q1179356 $26,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 GMC SIERRA 2011 4WD Q1179335 $21,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277 GMC SIERRA 2012 1500 Q1239238 $26,995 Cariboo Truck & Auto Sales (778)414-2277

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Professional Services Directory



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Past Volunteer Citizens of the Year - Rev. Gary Landers - (1980) - Mac Grady - (1981) - Margot Rose - (1982) - Marie Weldon - (1983) - Cathy Walsh - (1984) - Joan Huxley - (1985) - Frank Hennessey - (1986) - Ruth Scoullar - (1987) - June Wall - (1988) - Grace Steele - (1989) - Helen Kuhn - (1990) - Susan Maile - (1991) - Mel Dunleavey - (1992) - John McKelvie - (1993) - Betty Motherwell - (1994) - John Pritchard - (1995) - Gloria Lazzarin - (1996) - Jack Nelson - (1997) - Vera Peever - (1998) - Doreen O’Brien - (1999) - Stan Phillips - (2000) - Helen Flynn - (2001) - Ron Silver - (2002) - Bob Zimmerman - (2003) - Marie Skinner - (2004) - Gus Cameron - (2005) - Grant & Gerry Knauf - (2006) - Marion Gordon - (2007) - Carol Weremy - (2008) - Lynne Wright - (2009) - Dianne Greenwood - (2010) - Liz Miller - (2011) - Jean Stimpson - (2012)

Lifetime Achievement Awards - Janice Butler - (2010) - Cathy Heinzelman - (2010) - Bev Pontius - (2010) - Peter Couldwell - (2011) - Ron Paull - (2012)

Silent Hero Awards 2012 Jean Gelinas Jean Muir Gene Pascuzzo

Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Who do you think should be Quesnel’s


Volunteer Citizen of the Year? Deadline March 21, 2014 Do you know an outstanding volunteer, someone who works tirelessly to make our community a special place and who deserves recognition? If so, submit your nomination today!

2012 Volunte

er Citizen of the Year Jean Stimpso n

The Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award recognizes outstanding area residents who volunteer their time to the betterment of our community and thanks them for their dedication and service. Nominees for the Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the year will: • Have contributed to the betterment of the community in a fashion that you feel is desirable and beneficial to all. • Have contributed in a positive manner in the areas of business, government, social improvement, community service, cultural arts, religion, youth work or any other area of activity that you feel contributes to a better community. • Have lived in Quesnel, or area, for at least the past calendar year. • Have signed the Nomination form in agreement to let his/her name stand, as there is a time commitment for the award winner, including committee meetings and various community events. Submitting a nomination: • Any person, group or corporation, except the City of Quesnel and the Quesnel Cariboo Observer, and the Volunteer Citizen of the Year Committee, may make a nomination. • Complete an official nomination form. • Judges may not be aware of the nominee’s past voluntary work; therefore, nominations should include a nomination form with a brief statement outlining the reasons the individual is considered worthy of receiving the Award. • Letters of support should include other accomplishments and relevant information that may be helpful in evaluating the nominee. Please limit each letter of support to one page. No other supporting material will be accepted. • Nominations packages must be received no later than 4 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014: In Person: Attn: R. Hartley; Front Desk; City Hall, 410 Kinchant St., Quesnel, B.C. V2J 7J5 Attn: T. Roberts; Quesnel Cariboo Observer, 188 Carson Ave., Quesnel, B.C. V2J 2A8 Via Mail: Attn: R. Hartley, City Hall, 410 Kinchant St., Quesnel, B.C. V2J 7J5 Via Fax: 250-991-7496 Via Email:

Official nomination forms can be picked up at City of Quesnel - 410 Kinchant Street or Quesnel Cariboo Observer - 188 Carson Avenue during business hours


2014 Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year Banquet & Award Ceremony [Selecting the 2013 Citizen of the Year] DATE: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 TIME: 5:30 pm – Doors open; 6:00 pm – Dinner service starts; 6:30 pm – Ceremony; Followed by Music by After 8 LOCATION: Royal Canadian Legion Hall; 262 Kinchant Street, Quesnel TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE AT CITY HALL IN EARLY APRIL Sponsors:

Quesnel Cariboo Observer, March 05, 2014  

March 05, 2014 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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