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The last log as it makes its way through Canfor’s sawmill. Contributed photo

Last log processed at Quesnel’s Canfor sawmill ANNIE GALLANT Observer Reporter

Monday was Canfor’s last sawmill production day with the planer mill slated to finish a few days later. This closure is in line with B.C.’s forest industry’s downward trajectory as the mountain pine beetle and other pressures on the industry take their toll. Between 2005 – 2012, 23 mills have shut their doors because of various factors, including lack of mill profitability, rationalization of mill assets, catastrophic fires and reduced log supply. Quesnel Canfor cites fibre supply as the primary reason for closing the facility. This plant produced about 240 million board feet annually, about 5 – 6

per cent of Canfor’s western operations, which has an annual production capacity of 4.5 billion board feet. “All the wood produced in Quesnel went to China and we are re-allocating production to fill those costumers’ needs,” Mark Feldinger, Canfor senior vice president of energy, environment, transportation and sourcing said. Of the closure, Feldinger said they agreed to swap tenure with West Fraser Mills to acquire cutting licences in the Maurice Timber Supply Area near Houston, where West Fraser Mills will close its mill. This allows each mill to have the necessary fibre for operations. Feldinger said Canfor expects more of this type

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of activity as the mountain pine beetle effects are felt through the industry in B.C.’s north. “They’re salvaging dead wood,” he said. As the number of years progress after a forest is killed, the wood fibre of the dead forest gets drier and more brittle and then starts to rot at the base of the tree. This has a negative impact on both costs and revenues. ‘Over the next 6 – 8 years, we anticipate another 5 – 6 facilities in the Northern Interior will be closing, including ongoing stresses in Quesnel,” Feldinger said. “It will probably be 50 – 60 years before the timber supply rejuvenates.” The Canfor site has been a sawmill for 55 years

and that’s the sort of turnaround we predict, he added. With the workers filing out for the last time this week, Canfor’s Christine Kennedy, vice president of brand and public affairs said the company would be moving forward with the sale of the facility. Some equipment will be salvaged for other mills and the company is storing current inventory in the facility, however, once that’s gone the remainder will be up for sale. “Mayor Mary Sjostrom has encouraged expediency on the sale as soon as possible for repurposing the facility for other uses,” Kennedy said. “Right from the beginning when we announced the closure, our first com-

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mitment was the employees. We are also committed to keeping programs and projects that we have supported such as scholarships and dry grad for the years ahead. “We are still committed to the community despite closure of our facility.” Of the 209 employees whose jobs were terminated with the closure, 39 have remained with the company in other operations, 62 have chosen to retire and 75 have reported securing other employment including starting small businesses and retraining for other careers or are in the process of doing so. “Many wanted to remain in Quesnel and our transition team continues to work with them,” Kennedy said.

“We’ve had fantastic support from MLA Coralee Oakes, the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Mayor Sjostrom in bringing resources to assist us. “Collectively they’ve been awesome and we appreciate that tremendously.” Feldinger wanted to add that since the announcement Quesnel’s Canfor employees have been exceptional on the job in terms of safety and productivity. “It’s a reflection of their pride in the job and we’ve very proud of them.” Kennedy went on to say, “Quesnel is a resilient community and faced many challenges and we’re very proud of the job that’s been done to manage this process.”

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WENDY DIANE GRAHAM June 25, 1957 ~ February 16, 2014 Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude. Wendy Graham Wendy Diane Graham was born June 25th, 1957 in Edmonton AB. She was raised in Quesnel, BC with 5 siblings. In 1975 Wendy married her high school sweetheart Rick Graham.

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Wendy is lovingly remembered by her: Husband Rick, daughter Ricki-Lynn (Graham) Wendy will be remembered for & grandson Duncan, sons her warm and caring nature. Michael (Michele), Daniel Her spirit will be carried on (Laura) as well as many close family and friends. through memories of her

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ike many British Columbians, I was extremely disappointed to see the New Prosperity mine proposal rejected last week. The project would have been an economic game changer for the region, delivering $11 billion in added GDP over the life of the project. After considerable time for evaluation, the federal agencies denied approval of this project. As reported by the Vancouver Sun, the Prime Minister stated, “(the environmental assessment)said very clearly that the project previously and presently conceived, would not address the long term destruction of (the local water system). “And that our experts said could see no proposed plausible mitigation measures for that.” That clear description of the Prime Minister’s concern about this environmental assessment of this project shows that Taseko still hasn’t been able to come forward with a proposal that satisfactorily protects the pristine nature of Fish Lake. The Prime Minister listened to the environmental experts, as he should, and their verdict was clear – Taseko failed to deliver a plan that would guarantee the integrity of Fish Lake and the surrounding environment. This concerns me on two fronts. First, my family and I had

the good fortune to have lived several years in Williams Lake and spending weekends in the outdoors became part of our lifestyle. I feel it is imperative that any mining project for this region must be absolutely sound environmentally. Certainly the preservation of Fish Lake as it presently exists must be of paramount concern. Apparently, Taseko Mines still missed that critical point. Until they do, they are wasting their time. If baffles me, because this same company has successfully operated another mine in the Cariboo, Gibraltar Mines, for over 40 years. Gibraltar has provided pay cheques to many families in the community and operated without any serious environmental issues that I am aware of. There is no reason in the world that Taseko shouldn’t be able to build off their track record at Gibraltar and get their act together with Fish Lake. Second, I am very concerned about the negative light this places on B.C. as a place to invest in resource development. My experience as CEO at Finning and Canfor showed me how sensitive capital investment is to any hint that a jurisdiction is difficult to deal with on launching a project. So the lack of adequately addressing concerns about Fish Lake by Taseko not only jeopardizes the New

Prosperity Mine, it could have a chilling effect on the investment interest of other resource development through out B.C. Those other projects are vitally needed to provide jobs for all concerned. The way forward seems clear enough. Taseko needs to get back to the drawing board and develop a plan that places the integrity of Fish Lake and the environment at the centre of it. They have done this at Gibraltar and they have done this with their properties elsewhere. There can be no more misfires and no more chances. I also think that it is critical that the Prime Minister keeps an open mind. This project is absolutely critical to the future of the region and possibly the province as a whole. The Prime Minister was correct in his concerns during the last round but must be open to saying yes to a future project that addresses those concerns. I urge Taseko Mines to do a thorough review to see how they can enhance the environmental protection dimension of this project to address the very real concern of our prime minister. The project is simply too important to the people of the Cariboo to do anything different. Jim Shepard is the former CEO of Finning and Canfor and was the spokesperson for CC4BC, email: Mine4bc@

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March 24, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1732 (Campbell Crescent Lots) and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1733 (all lands in City of Quesnel)

NOTICE is given pursuant to Section 892 of the Local Government Act that application has been made for amendments to Zoning Bylaw No. 1662, 2009. A Public Hearing on the proposed bylaws is scheduled for March 24, 2014 commencing at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1732: The subject properties for Bylaw No. 1732 are all M-1 zoned parcels of land fronting Campbell Crescent. The purpose of Bylaw No. 1732 is to rezone the subject properties to allow Heavy Equipment Repair on these M-1 (Light Industrial) zoned lots. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1733: The subject properties for Bylaw No. 1733 are all parcels of land within the City of Quesnel. The purpose of Bylaw No. 1733 is to prohibit the use of Marihuana Production on all lots in the City of Quesnel. Written submissions regarding the proposed amendments may be submitted to City Hall by Wednesday March 19, 2014 to be included in the meeting agenda. Oral and written submissions will be received at the Public Hearing by registering with the Deputy Corporate Administrator prior to March 24, 2014 meeting commencement. No further information or representations from the public can be considered by City Council after the public hearing has been terminated. The proposed amending bylaws and further information on the applications may be inspected at City Hall, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, B.C. V2J 7J5 between 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department at (250) 992-2111. Jillian Stockburger, City Planner March 19th 2014



All roads and streets in City Limits are restricted to 70% of legal axle loading except the following roads, which remain at 100% legal axle loading as of March 14, 2013. • Rome Avenue • Northstar Road • Marsh Drive • McLeod Avenue (north of Highway 97 • Anderson Drive • Commons Avenue south) • West Fraser Road • Brownmiller Road • Sword Avenue • Johnston Bridge Loop • Pinecrest Road • Carson Pit Road • Johnston Avenue • Quesnel Hixon Road • Elliott Street (west of traffic circle to • Carradice Road • North Fraser Drive City boundary) • Campbell Crescent • Moffat Drive Approach The public and trucking and transportation companies are asked to govern themselves accordingly. For questions, please contact the City’s Public Works Department at 250-992-6330. City Hall - 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5 T - 250-992-2111 W - Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (except Statutory Holidays)

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Tales from Me and Irmie: dinner theatre at its finest The Kersley Players, now in their 27th year, are busy rehearsing for their upcoming production Tales From Me and Irmie. This is an original play by local playwright, Roy Teed. The play, as rewritten to be a full length show, is being performed for the first time here in Quesnel. As a oneact play it has previously been performed in the Lower Mainland and at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Tickets are on sale now at Cariboo Propane and the Kersley Store at $25 each and include the always excellent Kersley roast beef dinner and the show. There is a cash bar available as well. Dinner theatre performances are April 4, 5, 11, 12 and May 10, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 10 is a performance-only night, with no dinner.  Come on out and enjoy some live theatre and get ready for a high-energy visit with Sam, Irmie and Bee. You will hear their amusing tales, all bound up in a complex web of rural angst in Nestor, Canada. The show is an adult comedy.  The Kersley Players are members of Theatre BC, and will be taking this play on the road to compete in the Central Interior Zone Festival May 30 in Williams Lake.

Connecting Our Community The 13th Annual Awards Gala is only a few weeks away and we are very excited about this evening. Here are just a few of the highlights that will make this evening one of the most important community events of 2014: • $55,000 will be awarded to several groups and organizations with wonderful projects that will enhance this place we all call home. • Chance to win a Trip of a Lifetime on Rocky Mountaineer. You’ve probably seen the commercial on TV where people are asked to describe their RMV trip and they are speechless – this Gold Leaf trip will do just that! You will also receive a limited edition print of Ceal Tingley Park, by Maureen Wheeler. • Over $15,000 in donated items from our incredible business community will make the silent and live auctions very exciting. We are so thankful to all our sponsors for their generous support – a detailed thank you will be given after the Gala. • Entertainment by Rockin’ Chair! Their last performance in Quesnel was sold out so if you want a chance to hear these talented performers, get your tickets now!! • Safe Ride Home is sponsored by AC&D Insurance Services in order that you may enjoy your evening and not have to worry about getting home. Plan ahead – car pool with friends, get your kids to drop you off, take a cab - and your ride home will be taken care of at the end of the evening. Many thanks to AC&D Insurance Services for providing this great service! 13th Annual Awards Gala, April 5 - $50 includes dinner, live and silent auction, entertainment. Tickets are available at Carvers Clothing Company, Sun Life Financial or by calling Cathy 250-747-1739 or emailing SUSTAINING PARTNERS

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Rebuilding together British Columbia’s economy was built on forestry, and for centuries survived against many obstacles and challenges. However, the mountain pine beetle infestation changed our forest and unfortunately, our community was impacted by those changes.

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There is no doubt that this past week was tough for Quesnel. When Canfor announced they would close the Quesnel mill last year, we all knew it was something for which we needed to prepare for. However, no amount of preparation can help reduce the impact of our community losing one of the largest employers in our city. Our Government is working in collaboration with the City of Quesnel and local service providers are providing several programs and services to assist our community from the impact of the Canfor mill closure. A job fair will be held on April 3, 2014 in cooperation with Quesnel employment services and WorkBc, to connect workers and employers. A business walk is also being planned for the end of the month to provide community leaders the opportunity to informally meet and greet with small business owners to discuss the needs of the business community in Quesnel. These are all small steps, but taken together, they will assist in helping rebuild our economy and achieve a better future. The people of Quesnel are strong and resilient. I am proud of our community and I know that we will overcome this challenge head-on. With these initiatives, step-by-step we will continue to move forward through this transition period. As your MLA my priority is to the constituents of Cariboo North. If there is anything that we can help you with or would like more information of these initiatives, please do not hesitate to call our office at 250-991-0296. We will do our best to assist you.

Coralee Oakes, MLA Cariboo North Claudia Holland & Leslie Johnson

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ith spring just around the corner, this usually means major cleaning time! The products we use for our everyday cleaning contain about 126 chemical ingredients! The FDA doesn’t review or approve a majority of the products before they go on the market. So it’s no surprise we are all exposed to these chemicals on a daily basis. Chemicals to look out for include Phthalates, alkyl phenols and triclosan. Triclosan is widely used in household products and some toys. The chemical is considered a pesticide and can affect the body’s hormone systems, especially thyroid hormones. There is no denying that the chemicals in our environment play a role in altering our biological processes. Some of these risks have been connected to breast cancer. However, we can control our exposure to chemicals and radiation to the best of


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work in progress. But you don’t need to do it all at once, there is always a way to improve. So start with step one by reducing the presence of toxic chemicals in your natural environment. It is better to be safe than sorry when regarding your health. Ivana Topic is a volunteer with Canadian Cancer Society in Quesnel and regular Observer contributor.

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dmitted problem gambler Joyce Ross said her lawsuit against the BC Lottery Corporation was not about recouping her own losses, but exposing flaws in BCLC’s voluntaryexclusion gamblers program to protect others in future. But with all due deference, it’s hard to see the North Delta woman’s recent lawsuit, in which she alleged she lost $78,000 at Surrey’s Fraser Downs and Langley’s Cascades casinos between 2007 and 2010 – in spite of having signed herself into the voluntary exclusion program – as more than another gamble that failed to pay off. It is churlish to want to crow at another’s misfortune. Gambling has been identified as an addiction, and those unwilling to walk in the shoes of addicts of all kinds, or at least attempt to understand their problems, show a want of empathy. However, B.C. Supreme Court Justice John Truscott – in finding the casinos were not negligent – was right to conclude that gamblers, like Ross, who volunteer for self– exclusion and then try to cheat the system by avoiding detection, should not be given special treatment. He said it was Ross’ primary responsibility to stay out of the casinos. In a practical sense, as he pointed out, to award her money because she was in the self-exclusion program would only encourage other gamblers to join the program to make similar claims. Rather than suing BCLC, Ross’ best hope of changing the system would be to run for provincial office on an antigambling platform. Then she would participate in a forum directly with the unseen partner in all problem gambling scenarios and the biggest problem gambler in B.C. Principal enabler and beneficiary of problem gambling, liquor and tobacco consumption among the people of B.C. is the provincial government – and it seems unable, to kick the habit. –Autumn MacDonald, Observer

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anada’s sleek, imported green propaganda machine rolled into the capital last week for a couple of days of meetings. You wouldn’t have heard about it, because they didn’t stage any protests or press conferences. Instead they met quietly with selected reporters as well as politicians from both sides of the aisle. They didn’t invite me for some reason, but from what I can gather, it was a friendly networking session. When I speak of our U.S.-directed environmental movement, many people still don’t know what I mean. They see the signwaving on TV and assume it’s all spontaneous, driven by passionate volunteers. Nuke the Whales for Jesus, as we used to joke in the 1970s. It’s an industry now and as with our automotive industry, Canada is a branch plant of the U.S.  The Victoria event was an annual conference called Organizing for Change, sponsored by Tides Canada. Thanks mainly to the work of B.C. researcher Vivian Krause, this offshoot of the U.S. Tides Foundation now at least identifies itself while it pulls B.C.’s political strings.

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B.C. Views Organizing for Change currently includes Ecojustice, Greenpeace, Sierra Club B.C., ForestEthics Advocacy, ForestEthics Solutions, Georgia Strait Alliance, Dogwood Initiative, Pembina Institute, West Coast Environmental Law, Wildsight and Seattle-based Conservation Northwest. Tides is itself a front for wealthy charitable foundations based mostly in Seattle and California, funded by billionaires who see “saving” B.C. as their personal eco-project. Their hired activists met with Environment Minister Mary Polak to discuss her just-introduced Water Sustainability Act. This was to demand heavy fees and choking regulations on water used for “fracking,” that nefarious gas drilling technology so demonized in fake documentaries and celebrity protests. Tides no longer attempts

ForestEthics were negotiating the 2007 Great Bear land use plan, other network members were preparing to “raise the negatives” and market Alberta as a unique threat to planetary integrity. I’ve written before about the distortions and evasions required to present such a fossil fuel fairy tale. Suffice it to say that while we have busloads of protesters in B.C., you don’t see them in those benevolent petrostates Angola, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Venezuela, Kuwait or Algeria. They’re not saving the whole planet, just the safe and lucrative parts. And as I mentioned after the protester-staged Neil Young concert tour, it’s amazing how American oil and gas interests and Alaska oil tankers remain invisible to this sophisticated network.  NDP environment critic Spencer Chandra Herbert met with the green machine too. He wants all of B.C.’s groundwater mapped and measured deep into the Earth’s crust. That should take a while. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@


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to hide its strategy of targeting energy development in B.C. and Alberta. Its tactics are well known, too. Environmentalists need high-profile wins and the economic pain is best inflicted outside of the U.S., the biggest polluter in world history. Organizing for Change’s stated priorities for the year are the “last stand of the Great Bear Rainforest,” the “Sacred Headwaters” and the Water Sustainability Act. Professional protesters are mainly just taking credit for the 2012 buy-back of Shell’s coalbed gas licences around the headwaters of the Nass, Skeena and Stikine Rivers. Tahltan Central Council declared that territory theirs in 1910, and having pros roll in with slogans and graphics wasn’t exactly crucial to the outcome. Their greatest marketing success so far is the Great Bear Rainforest, which is continually portrayed as being in peril from hunting, logging and of course, oil and gas development. One of the documents Krause unearthed is a 2008 plan entitled “Tar Sands Campaign Strategy 2.1” that has proven remarkably prophetic. As Greenpeace, Sierra and


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Diversity in the workplace Dengarry Professional Services would like to congratulate Savalas Steak House for creating a diverse workforce. This has been shown through their commitment in hiring an individual with developmental disabilities. The business is being rewarded with “Diversity @ Work” Stickers to place on their door. Savalas Steak House recognizes the value of a diverse workforce and the contributions people with developmental disabilities can give to the workplace and the community. BC EmployNet has initiated the window sticker program across BC to recognize employers who have shown their belief in diversity in the workplace by hiring a capable individual who also happens to have a disability. Many people with developmental disabilities are eager to be employed, want to earn an income, be a contributing member of their community and valued in their jobs. Real work for real pay enhances independence, financial security and fosters a sense of belonging. Part of the goal of recognizing businesses that demonstrate their belief in a diverse workplace is to inform consumers who may in turn choose to use their purchasing power to support such businesses. So, again, we are pleased to congratulate and recognize Savalas for their efforts and leadership in this area. If you have any questions about the Diversity @ Work program, please call Stephanie Pomeroy or Tim Hall @ 250-992-7900 ext.6. Contributed photo

Our health care is in crisis Editor: I was very pleased to read the March 12 editorial. The comments and questions are very relevant coming on the heels of Linda Arnold’s letter two weeks ago. The statement is true that no one really pays attention to what happens at the local hospital until it affects them personally

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and if their experience is less than good they are usually too frustrated and tired to try to right the wrong. It seems inconceivable to me that both Dunrovin and G.R. Baker are reluctant on photos or any information to be given out about the many events happening whether they be good or not. I have been affiliated

with Quesnel’s hospital since 1965, as a nurse at that time and it was a contented and happy place to be working. Now there appears to be discomfort and disillusion and inertia to try for better. The bed situation at G.R.B. has been strained for far too long and it needs to be public knowledge.

This town is very lucky to have staff and doctors who really care how their patients progress but with over-crowding and ‘overflow’ beds every day it is a challenge. Northern Health has total control over who is hired and who gets the funding; these are YOUR tax dollars and they should be spent more wisely in YOUR area.

“... these are YOUR tax dollars and they should be spent more wisely in YOUR area.” The fact that Northern Health presented, over two whole days last summer the ideas for a ‘new’ hospital on the

same site, with the plans now posted in the main hall of the hospital, is a complete disregard for the state of the patient care as it stands today; patients need the care today, not 10 or 20 or 30 years down the road. As Linda commented in her letter ‘our health care is in crisis’. Susan Maile 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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The BC Government is proposing to offload the province’s world-class recycling programs, run by local municipalities, to an association led by big multi-national corporations. The idea is that we’ll get a better, more efficient program that costs taxpayers less.

Currently, BC homeowners only pay, on average, $35 a year for curbside recycling. Under the proposed regime, you’ll pay more. Every time you bring home a pizza, buy toilet paper,

Unfortunately, what we’ll really end up with is anyone’s guess.

How much more? Well, nobody’s saying.

The association isn’t guaranteeing that we’ll get a better program, or even one as good as the current Blue Box program already in place. Since the association is led by big businesses outside of BC, many of whom are not even headquartered in Canada, one could presume that profits will come before environmental stewardship. They usually do. They also won’t guarantee that there won’t be any job cuts here in BC.

Here’s the only thing anyone does know: we already have a Blue Box program that works, is efficient, managed locally and puts the BC environment first. So why is the BC government flipping a coin, bringing in a questionable recycling program that some of our local elected officials are already calling a “scam?”

And how is this supposed to make things better for BC?

or pretty much anything else that comes in a package, businesses will be passing their increased costs on to you.

It’s time to contact Premier Clark and ask her.

What’s going on here?

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel Bowl for Kids Sake team Hillybilly Hellians made and sold bannock last Friday to raise money for their team. If you would like to participate, call Joanie, 250-992-7257 to book your team for the hour and a half session. Co-workers, families and friends can form five member teams, collect pledges and come out and bowl at Rev Bowling Lanes April 27. For every $100 collected in pledges per person (19 years and older), your name goes into the incentive draw. You can register and collect pledges online at If you are unable to play, you can still pledge or send a tax-deductible donation. BBBSQ served more than 205 children/ youth in the community in 2013 through the various programs which Bowl for Kids Sake helps support.

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QJS students preserve happy SPCA adoption stories A couple of years ago I a dog named Ginger wanted to find a way to because the story stood write an in memorium out for him. for a beautiful adult cat He went on to say, “the I had adopted from the value of these shadow Penticton SPCA. She led boxes are important an interesting life when because they tell some she joined our family; great stories.” she made a long distance Amity Dixon-Traer move with us and in picked a cat named Lego general played a big who only had three legs. role in our household. I “Lego shows that decided to make a story good things happen to of her life by arranging everyone eventually and pictures and a story these stories [shadow about her in a shadow boxes] show that there box frame. I took this are happy endings,” she down to the local SPCA, said in Quesnel where I now Abbey Mills chose live. It has remained on a dog named Tanner the wall there for about who reminded her of four years. the puppy her family Clockwise from left: Amity Dixon-Traer, Priya adopted from the SPCA. As a teacher to middle Badhan, Riddhiman Kansal and Abbey Mills put As this goes to press, school students, I see shadow boxes together. Nora McMuldroch photo we are still working on many students with a variety of talents. At stories but will probably call out to our community Christmas time this year, not be able to fulfill every on Quesnel’s SPCA Facebook my Grade 8 class of French submission we receive – or page and the response was Immersion students held a maybe we will? huge. Quebec-themed Christmas It all depends on the All the stories we received celebration. I was amazed by donation of more shadow-box were wonderful, about how the work they put into these frames, and how many stories a pet had found a perfect fit hand-crafted invitations. students can produce between into someone’s home and I have always supported now and the end of the school life. Students were shown the the SPCA. The work done year. submissions and chose the on these invitations would I will have the same group dog or cat whose story they look wonderful if we were of students in Grade 9 and wanted to tell. to put together more stories The students had a variety of they may be interested in of successful adoptions of working on this project into reasons for choosing various animals from the SPCA, I their senior year at QJS. I am pets to feature in a shadow thought. I asked my students proud to have such fine young box. if they would be interested in members of our community “I believe it’s important for making more scrapbooking put in the time and effort for people to realize that when projects for the SPCA – they a positive cause. you take in an animal, it does readily agreed. I contacted In order to complete our make a difference,” Jaydagh Colby O’Flynn, manager of project, we gratefully received Billingsley said. the Quesnel SPCA and told assistance for supplies from Priya Badhan said she her I would like to showcase Walmart in Quesnel, Michaels believes these animals are my students’ talents and in Prince George, as well as really inspiring because make more story book frames they’ve been through so much money donated from Houses about pets’ lives, either living 1 and 4 of QJS. and they come out so strong. or passed on. Colby put the – submitted by Cathy Burke Riddhiman Kansal(MJHPTZY\JJPQ^Ć^JWX chose


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The young ladies love to derby JONAS GAGNON Observer Reporter The sound of roller skates on hardwood drowned out the sounds Mick Jagger and Axl Rose, the noise of hard plastic meeting the gym floor rebounding off the walls as young girls skate the circumference of the QJS gym, or do pushups and sit ups in the middle of the oval. But no matter the volume in the gym, the noise can never match how loud the outfits get. Like a rainbow came down and blessed the young derby girls, a riot of shades plays across almost every girl and,

like a velvet Elvis it's backed by black. The Gold Nuggets began three years ago, after one of the Derby Girl's daughter talked her mother into making something happen. "I've been watching her play for a while and my dad's the head ref in Quesnel," Sierra Bird, daughter of Gold Pain Derby Girls' jammer Jennifer Bird. "My little sister and I got our first skates four years ago so derby was something we all wanted to do as a family. I talked to my parents and it took a couple years, but they started the brats and the little league for Aurora."

The Gold Nuggets Junior Roller Derby covers young ladies from 7 – 18 years-old and their enthusiasm is obvious, from their derby outfits to smiles on their faces as they race around the gym. It's the speed and grace of the skates that keeps most of the girls coming back. "I love it – I just love the skating," Hailey (Hail Storm) Soderman, 15 said. After the girls do their warm up, skating around the gym in a dizzying array and doing a variety of exercises in the centre, they move onto a variety of games. From tag to obstacle courses, the girls practice all manner of

manoeuvrability on their skates. The sport has slowly grown here for the young people by word of mouth and the joy of flying along the flat track, which lures the girls back after their first practice "I came out one night and tried out some skates and liked it so I came back," Makhayla (Mia Psycho) Ramage said. And the parents like it because it's more than just a sports team, where winning is everything. Inclusion, on the Gold Nuggets team, is one of the most important factors. The mission of the Gold Nuggets, according to the team, is to nurture bold selfconfidence in young women


by developing teamwork and athletic ability while treasuring individuality, within a culture of sisterhood, encouragement and service to others. Currently, the Gold Nuggets are fund raising to help pay for their first ever tournament, if all goes to plan, in Edmonton, with other young teams from around Western Canada. Meanwhile, the elder derby girls, Gold Pain, are ramping up for their Moustache Madness Derby, versus the Rated P.G. Derby Girls, April 5. For information on the bout and where to get tickets, or how to get involved with the nuggets, go to the Gold Pain Facebook page.

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Cariboo south The ex-pats and snowbirds were at it once again – taking in the sun on the links while their hometown thought the greenest thoughts they could in the hopes of speeding spring on its way. Seeking to take a break from our climate, but not the wonderful people who reside here, the summer-seekers half, once again, the Quesnel Connections Golf Tournament, March 11-12 in in beautiful, warm Palm Springs, California. The tournament brought together former and current Cariboo residents and a few of their close friends for a fun round of golf held at Sun City Palm Desert and a net tournament held at Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage. A get together BBQ was held after the fun round and a

formal wind up dinner and prize presentation was held after the tournament round. There were 46 golfers who took part in the fun round and 48 for the tournament round, while 70 people showed up at the wind up dinner to take in the Cariboo company. In the first tournament, Carrie Pettyjohn took the Ladies B Flight while Shirley Ritchie took the A Flight. Brad Chudiak took the men’s A Flight, while Martin Ritchie took the B and Dan Drezet took the C. In the second, John McRae took the men’s A flight, while Lorne Martindale took the B. Steve Peterson, a non-Criboo resident, took the C Flight. For the ladies, Joanne Keis won the A flight Adina Debelser, a nonCariboo guest, took the B Flight.

Back row left to right: guest, Abe Pettyjohn, guest, Verna Cummins, Bob Cummins, Doug Mosby, Rick Johnston, Sandy Gray, John McRae, Wes Arnot, guest (rear), Norm Armstrong, George Walker, Ken Klapstein, guest, guest, Rick Dundas, guest, Mike Flanagan, Dieter Buchner, Doug Scott; middle row left to right: Ernie Thony, Carrie Pettyjohn, Betty Gray, Heather Marchildon, Lorie-Ann Quechuck, Barb Arnot, Marjorie Watt, Frank Marchildon, Jim Lebourdais, Wendy Drezet, Rose Buchner, Dan Drezet; front row left to right: Lawrence Quechuck, Vera Bishop, Carol Pitkin, Glenda Graham, Brad Chudiak, Vi Brears, Stu Brears, Ron Graham, Annette Scott; lying down: Lorne Martindale (organizer.) Missing: Gary and Kit Collins, Martin and Shirley Ritchie, Bert and Joanne Keis, John and Kim Leatherdale, Julie Thony. Contributed photo

Community Calendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS ETC... WEDNESDAY CELEBRATE PURPLE DAY, EPILEPSY AWARENESS March 26, wear purple, buy a cookie from Quesnel Bakery, flowers from Safeway, make a donation to help fund another bed at the VGH epilepsy clinic, the only clinic of its type in the province.

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SATURDAY QUESNEL ART GALLERY PRESENTS opening reception for ALL THINGS GLASS EXPRESSIONS OF NATURE, April 5, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Quesnel Art Gallery in Arts and Rec Centre, featuring the stained, fused and mosaic glass designs of Sandy Fontaine and Melanie Wasylyshen. The show runs through the month of April.

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. OPEN MIC NIGHT, April 12, Elks Hall, all ages welcome, 7 – 11 p.m., sponsored by River City Music Assoc. Everyone welcome to play/sing or listen/dance, $5/ person, $15/family, RCMA members free, memberships available. Contact Russ, 250-992-3452. LEGION PRESENTS DIAMOND FOREVER, A CELEBRATION OF NEIL DIAMOND April 12, cocktails at

5 p.m., showtime 7 p.m., tickets for the dinner and show, $30 available at Quesnel Legion, 250-9226819. GARAGE SALE April 12, Quesnel Seniors’ Centre, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., table $10/ each. For information call Marion Gordon, 250-747-1746 or Seniors’ Centre 250992-3991.

ONGOING EVENTS CELEBRATE RECOVERY a program for hurts, habits and hang ups. Located in the basement of Remax Building, Every Friday, 12 – 2 p.m. Contact 250-9919697. 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 DEMENTIA? 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 250992-5051. 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 or email us at QUE-peerdev@ BILLY BARKER DAYS SOCIETY meets the third Thursday of every month, room N212, CNC Quesnel campus at 5:30 p.m.

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The Investors Group rink delivers their rock to victory in the Super League final last Wednesday.



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Investors take Curling Ragnarök All good things must come to an end. But the end of the Super season comes with double-rainbow silver lining: champions are crowned; spring is coming. Coming into the final week, three teams were in the running to take the big crown and reign for the summer as champions of the Super League, but, in true immortal fashion, there can be only one. And the one who triumphed over the many was the Investors Group, as they took down Sky Hi, 8-7. The game was

similar to the Brier semi-final in that victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat and the Investors were able to claim Super League supremacy for 2014. Billy Barker and A&W were also in the running, but not quite running fast enough to catch up to the rising stock of the investors. In a typical back and forth rivalry game between these two team, it came right down to the last few shots to send the A&W boys' slinking away with their tail between their legs as Billy beat them 8-7. A good time was had

by all. Back in an already decided B side, that CDC took last week, CDC further proved their B supremacy with a 6-3 win of Karin's Deli. After and early field goal the Kids managed to flip things around, ending the season off on a high note. Willis similarly rode over the Quesnel Golf Course, 8-4.

The flags at the Quesnel Golf Course were flying at half mast on Wednesday night. The Golf Course boys had their mind on the upcoming golf season and obviously not on the game. Both teams would like to thank their sponsors and the curling club for an excellent year. All hail the Investors.



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St. Pat’s open bonspiel Whether they were relying on the luck of the Irish, skill or another pint of Guiness, teams with an array of skills and costume took part in the St. Patrick’s Day open bonspiel at the Quesnel Curling Club last weekend, bringing a spot of colour (green) and a bit of humour to the tournament. In the A event final, sponsored by Dunkley Lumber, The Blackmore rink came up against the Pagurut rink, in a lopsided bout that Blackmore dominated 8-2. The Pagurut team allowed Blackmore to steal four points in the fifth end to take the lead 7-1. The teams traded points in ends six and seven, until Pagurut conceded after seven. The Havens and Waffle rink played the B event, sponsored by Franks Super Market in a super close game with Havens just edging out Waffle. Havens stole points in ends two and five to lead 4-1 in the fifth end, but Waffle scored three points in the sixth to tie the game. The

teams traded points in ends seven and eight, forcing the game to extra ends. In the final throws of the extra ends, Waffle delivered right to the button, forcing Havens to chip Waffle off the button and in the four foot ring for the win. In the Quesnel Golf course sponsored C event Wawryk took on Pethik, the later taking down the former 7-4. Wawryk allowed team Pethic to go up five points early in the game. Team Wawryk came back to within three points in the final end, but ran out of rocks, leaving Pethik on top. In the D event, sponsored by J.D. Meats and Grocery, Freeman took down Cindric 9-6 in a high scoring game. Both teams counted three and four enders. Team Freeman scored four points in sixth end to lead 7-6, then added two more in end seven to be three points up after the final end.

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Clockwise from top left: some teams got in the spirit of St. Paddy’s day, donning hats and shiny, green bow ties; other teams got a little confused, wearing hockey jerseys to a curling tournament; green, and you’ll have to trust me here, was the colour of the tournament.


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B.C. promises action on jobs for disabled

disabled people like her. That's where Wynne Powell comes in. The recently retired CEO of London Drugs is co-chair of the "presidents group" appointed by the B.C. government to reach out to employers. Powell said his store chain has hired many disabled people and he became

accustomed to seeing signlanguage interpreters and other assists at corporate events. "They may have challenges in certain areas, but I can tell you as an employer, they are the most loyal, hard-working, caring people and they help build your trust with the public," Powell said.

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Retired London Drugs CEO Wynne Powell speaks at the B.C. legislature with a sign-language interpreter: "This is not out of the ordinary. This is how we should operate as a society."

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Of the thousands of comments the B.C. government received during its three-month consultation on increasing opportunities for disabled people, one of the last ones sums up the difficulty faced by job seekers. "I'm quite capable of working, and what holds me back is the discrimination of employers within the community," wrote Michael from the Thompson Okanagan on the government's consultation website. Like many other participants, Michael said his $906-a-month disability benefit isn't enough to live on. WorkBC, the province's agency for job seekers, puts its emphasis on helping applicants prepare for job interviews, rather than convincing employers to give them a chance. In her comment, Lisa agreed, noting that employers and co-workers may see accommodation as "special treatment" for

Don MacRae, B.C.'s minister of social development and social innovation, has been instructed by Premier Christy Clark to make B.C. "the most progressive place in Canada for people with disabilities." He knows disabled people have heard the rhetoric before. "Some people expressed exhaustion," MacRae said. "Some don't have the networks of support that can make a positive difference. Some are excluded from opportunities they want, they need and they deserve." The province-wide consultation has created expectations that MacRae has to deliver improvements as the ministry prepares for a policy conference in June. Speaking at an event at the B.C. legislature to mark the end of the consultation tour, Powell agreed. "I know minister, this consultation is a step in the right direction," Powell said. "But words have to be backed up by action and I know you're committed to that."


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Weekend Action

Clockwise from top left: Super League curlers strive for the championship title; a couple roller Derby girls sit amongst the noise and the action; U16 Cariboo United keeper Haley Schotel distributes the ball at the Surrey Mayor’s Cup; curlers share a laugh at St. Patrick’s Day Open Bonspiel; a Gold Nugget derby girl does strength training; curlers celebrate St. Patrick’s day with green; (centre) Super Leagues watch the stone to see what it will do. Jonas Gagnon photos

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Amata Transition House Society P.O. Box 4383, Quesnel B.C. V2J 3J4 phone: 250-992-7321; fax: 250-992-7329 email:


Executive Director Position


Amata Transition House Society (ATHS) is located in Quesnel, British Columbia. The Society is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious organization. Operating from a feminist philosophy, the Amata Transition House Society provides 24-hour support and short-term accommodation to women and children who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing abuse. We provide a range of services through education, advocacy, support, and assistance with connecting with other community resources. The Society is seeking a leader who is a self-starter with proven communication and relationship-building skills. She will ensure that the programs and activities of the ATHS are consistent with the Society’s mission, mandate and philosophy. The Executive Director will work to build community relationships and good working relationships with funding agencies. She will provide ongoing Board support and will work closely with the Society Board, staff, and other stakeholders to ensure that the needs of the women and children it serves remain the main focus of the Society. Qualifications Our ideal candidate will have: 1. demonstrated skill in managing human resources, labour relations, fiscal oversight, general operations, and community relations; 2. a university degree in Business Administration or Social Sciences; 3. experience working with disadvantaged groups; 4. a sound knowledge of transition house operations and a feminist analysis of violence against women and children; 5. the ability to work effectively under pressure and in emergency situations while managing multiple concurrent projects. The successful candidate leads from a respectful, ethical and co-operative approach that advances the mission and values of the Society while fostering a team environment. This position is regular full-time and may involve some evening and/or weekend work, for an average of 35 hours per week. Wages are commensurate with education and experience. Starting date: July 7, 2014. Please forward the following to the email or fax listed above: cover letter, rÊsumÊ of all relevant work, paid or unpaid, and names of three referees (including their current contact information). Competition Closing Date: 4:30pm, April 25, 2014.



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AUTOMOTIVE Technician needed immediately in Vernon BC. We are a busy independent shop doing all types of diagnosing, maintenance and repairs. Wages are $25/hr but negotiable. We are located in the desirable North Okanagan. 250-545-3378

ENSIGN IS looking for Assistant Drillers, Drillers, Night Tour Pushes, and Rig Managers for our Australian Division. Recruiter’s will be in Nisku, Alberta, March 31 - April 9 to conduct interviews. If you want to hear more about our International opportunities please contact our Global group and apply online Call 1-888-367-4460. GPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus, Alberta needs Power Engineering Instructors. No teaching experience, no problem. Please contact Brian Carreau at 780-835-6631 and/or visit our website at JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC is required for coastal logging operations near Woss, BC. Year round employment with full benefits. Further details can be found at Please fax resume to 250-287-9259.


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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


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Commercial/ Industrial Busy Building Central Location. 443 s/f upper level unit, newer flooring, $425/mo. + tax & 295 s/f bsmt. unit, newer paint & floor, $190/mo. + tax. Both include heat & hydro. Call Terri @ (250)992-7202 Retail/Office Space 146 Barlow St. downtown core - Approx. 1100 sq ft - street level, 1100 sq ft upper level. Can be rented separately. Call Brian @ (250)992-0177. Available immediately.

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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

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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Quesnel Cariboo Observer Wednesday, March 19, 2014



Help Wanted

Help Wanted

FRASER RIVER CHEVROLET Fraser River Chevrolet is looking for Sales Representatives to join our team. You will be retailing Canada’s best selling vehicles at a well established dealership in Quesnel. You: • Are motivated with a strong desire to succeed • Can interact comfortably with customers • Will be positive and upbeat in the work environment We offer: • Base guarantee • Complete bene¿t package including medical, dental, life insurance • RRSP plan • Training for anyone new to the business A valid BC drivers licence and a copy of your drivers abstract is required. Please email your resume with a phone number where you can be reached to; attention Shane or Dave. DL# 10901

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Professional Services Directory

Spa Rivier proudly Welcomes Savannah, Teri & Brandy to our team. 371 Reid St. 250-992-8084 A23

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! 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


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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

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Quesnel Cariboo Observer

The problem with being Canada's #1 Automotive seller is... We become over stocked with Premium trade in's.

$99 2013

over cost


Ford Taurus

Ford Escape



Was 31,990 STK#9364

Was 37,990 STK#9371




Ford Escape


Ford Fusion


Was 19,990 STK#9378

24,990 STK#9374







Was 28,990 STK#9375

Was 29,990 STK#9333



Ford F150 crew Ford F150 s/cab











Was 44,990 STK#9366

Was 32,990 STK#9360B

Was 44,990 STK#14T060A

Was 33,990 STK#13T220A

Ford F350 crew Ford F150 s/cab Ford F350 crew Ford F150 crew






















Was 27,990 STK#9335

Was 42,990 STK#14T044A

Was 23,990 STK#13T203A

Was 27,990 STK#14T001A

Ford F150 crew

Ford Focus

Was 18,990 STK#9320A

Was 26,990 STK#14T050A


22,599.92 XTR


Honda FIT

Was 12,990 STK#14T015A





Pontiac Vibe Was 9,990 STK#14T027A







Was 17,990 STK#14T005A

Was 10,990 STK#13T123A

Dodge Durango Dodge Caravan






Ford F150 crew Was 33,990 STK#13T224A




Ford Edge

Was 18,990 STK#13T032B



Ford Freestyle Was 12,990 STK#13C024A




Ford Explorer Was 12,990 STK#11C006A








Dodge Caliber Was 7,990 STK#13T188A













Ford F150 crew Ford F350 crew Ford F150 CREW Ford F150 crew




Was 18,990 STK#9372

Was 19,990 STK#13T214A




Ford Fiesta

Ford Focus







Ford Escape Was 14,990 STK#9379A






Ford Mustang Was 7,990 STK#14C003A





Was 6,990 STK#13T156B



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March 19, 2014 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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