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But first, let me take a selfie AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter Love the Farmer’s Market? Prove it with a self shot of yourself enjoying your favourite aspect of fresh, farmed and local. The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets launched its BC-wide It Feels Better at the Farmers’ Market campaign and Farmers’ Market Selfie contest, in efforts to raise public awareness andentice market ‘newbies’ to discover Farmers’ Markets. So far, eight Gold Pan City market lovers have

submitted their selfie, with voting available online until July 21 on their Facebook page, search: BC Farmers Markets. “Over the last several years, we’ve seen a 62 per cent increase in the number of markets in B.C.” Executive Director at the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets Elizabeth Quinn said. “There’s no doubt people are becoming increasingly passionate about buying local, inseason food and locally produced goods. With this campaign, we want to build on this grow-

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ing enthusiasm in BC by reaching out to those who might not know that the markets offer much more than food – they offer an experience that feels amazing.” Across B.C., there are more than 125 farmers’ markets. In addition to locally grown food and locally made products, the markets offer a surprising variety of community activities such as live music, children’s activities, cooking classes, artisan workshops and much more. It’s not uncommon in the Gold Pan City to see

hula hoop lessons, artisans perfecting their craft, and children playing in the free Hullabaloo Hut. “Our family loves the Quesnel Farmers’ Market. It is part of our weekend ritual of stuff to do in Quesnel,” contest entrant April Webb said. “The kids noticed one of the contest fliers at the market on the weekend and we went around snapping ‘selfies’ to submit. “The farmers and crafters of Quesnel are fantastic – thank you to all of those producers and dedicated people for making

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the market amazing - our family and hundreds of others greatly appreciate all your hard work.” A few other market favourites from Gold Pan entrants: Chelsea: “Fresh local produce, friendly people, and home made treasures! If you go, you’re bound to have a good time and find something great.” Sonya: “We love the live music, fresh produce, handmade crafts and jewelry! And love the perogies and bannock.” “British Columbians go to a farmers’ market to enjoy the high quality

foods produced in their communities, and for the conversations and relationships they can have with people who grow our food,” B.C. Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick said. “Farmers’ markets have a unique and festive atmosphere, and I look forward to seeing the creative ways British Columbians capture and share their experiences through this contest.” Winners receive a Bernardin home canning kit and a $50 market voucher. By voting you can also win a market coucher.

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Platinum sponsors and Billy Barker Days Society The Billy Barker Days society helped to celebrate and acknowledge the sponsors that help to keep Gold Pan City’s fabulous Billy Barker Days festival running year after year, and after 41 years strong with the help of community involvement, the hard work of the Billy Barker Days Society and corporate sponsors there is a lot to be thankful of. Clockwise from top left: accepting the certificate for the 100 Club is Chris McComber, Shannon Cass, Bob Graham, Stuart Graham, Tracy Byrd, Carrie Lawrence and JP Winslow; aceepting the plaque for the Bronze sponsors is Merlin Harker, Julie Giesbrecht, Romeo Gauthier, Pat Morton, Tamara Rye, Bill Carter, Marilyn Allin, Branko Cervienka, Nancy Tetreault, Bob Graham, Duncan Campbell, Tony Knopp, Elmer Kopetski, Julie Lembke, Tobi Weightman, Mike Williams, Burt Curtis, Denise Lybeck, Heather King, Gail Funk and Carolyn Whitecotton; accepting the plaque from the Gold sponsors is Dave Preston, Shirley McLennon, Kyla Cooper, Sheri Coles, Tim Carson, Lynn Mathiesen and Ben Goulet; Billy Barker Days Society members Elaine Kopetski, Janice McLean, Cindy Fetzner, Ron Connel, Bill Gordon, Matthew McLean, Clovis Tousignant, Julie-Anne Runge, Sandra Warner, Lynne Wright, Cindy Gordon, Shane Rawling, Kathy Canuel, Patty Morgan, Jennie Goodenough; accepting the plaque for the Platinum sponsors is Brenda Bolko, Tracey Roberts, Cindy Verbenkof, Laurey-Anne Roodenburg, and Mayor Mary Sjostrom; and accepting the plaque for the Silver sponsors is Scott Kirk, Doug Perdue, Brad Bryant, Brad Eckford, Wayne Wright, Ron Paull, Catherine Schmidt, Chris Paxson, Brian Harrison, Sandra Lewis, Debbie Wiens, Debbie McIntyre and Shawn Canuel. Whitney Griffiths photos

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Barkerville stakes its Canadian claim Thanks to financial support from the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Legacy Fund, as well as a donation from the Friends of Barkerville and Cariboo Historical Society, Barkerville Historic Town cut the ribbon on a newly restored outdoor exhibit: The Canadian Claim and Gunn Hydraulic Pit.  The exhibit, which highlights the gold mining efforts of two separate placer operations, the Canadian claim (a typical 1860s cabin and shaft set-up for underground diggings) and the Gunn pit (a later-century hydraulic process involving long pipes and large water

monitors for blasting surface gravels through sluice boxes) was originally built by the Friends of Barkerville in the early-1980s. After nearly 30 years of wear and tear, including wintertime snowfalls averaging 25 feet per season, Barkerville realized it was time to bring a fresh focus to the display. In 2012, during the National Historic Site’s 150th anniversary year, the Barkerville Heritage Trust partnered with the Friends of Barkerville and Cariboo Goldfields Historical Society to begin restoration work on the Canadian Claim and Gunn Hydraulic Pit. Soon afterwards the Department of Canadian Heritage and

its Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Legacy Fund was onboard and two years later the fully-restored and improved exhibit officially opened on Dominion Day (or, Canada Day) in 2014. “As we approach Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, our Government wants Canadians to be able to explore and learn about their history, as well as the important events— like British Columbia’s Cariboo gold rush – that have shaped it,” Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover SAID. “That is why we are pleased to have supported the restoration of Barkerville’s Canadian Claim, which will give

residents and visitors a chance to explore the region’s mining heritage.” The Canadian Claim and Gunn Hydraulic Pit exhibit in Barkerville is open for interactive viewing throughout the heritage site’s regular operating season. In addition to the cabin and shaft display and hydraulic mining set-up, there is also a series of interconnected viewing platforms, complete with interpretive signage, placed strategically along the hillside that allow visitors – through several flights of hand-hewn stairs – to experience Barkerville in an entirely new way: from overhead.  “For me, one of the more exciting things

about our newly-restored exhibit is the opportunity to view the entire town of Barkerville from the top-down,” Barkerville’s Manager of Visitor Experiences James Douglas said. “It’s a glorious way to see the tremendous scope of our site from several different angles, and will no doubt be a boon for amateur photographers and any visitor who wants to see Barkerville in a whole new way.” For more information about The Canadian Claim and Gunn Hydraulic Pit, or any of Barkerville’s exhibits and displays, please contact Barkerville Historic Town at 1-888994-3332, or email

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Accessibility Council approved the formation of the Accessibility Advisory Committee and an interim budget of $1,500 for committee expenses and received the terms of reference for the new Accessibility Advisory Committee. This committee will consist of one councillor and five to ten community members. Efforts will be made to recruit members form organizations that are involved with accessibility issues or persons with disabilities. The key purpose of the group will be

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Secondary suites Council defeated land use Bylaws 1734 and 1735 that would have seen secondary suites as a permitted use in any single detached dwelling within the city subject to a building permit authorizing their construction. For property owners this means the city will maintain its existing process requiring a spot zone amendment with a public hearing for considering a secondary suite.  The proposed bylaws received significant objection during the public input process from neighbourhoods that permit single detached dwellings

only. Council requested that staff return with options, if any, for: 1) permitting secondary suites in new homes; two) permitting in zones that already permit higher densities than single detached dwellings (i.e. zones that permit duplex or multi-family units); and 3) stronger enforcement on illegal suites including safety issues and utility contribution.

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This is a two-part series on Asia, the cadaver dog. Watch for the second part in an upcoming issue of the Observer. sia’s story is another version of the phoenix story, out of the ashes. But Asia suffered the pain of abuse. She is a gorgeous black shepherd with intense eyes and incredible intelligence but she had the misfortune of belonging to an owner who trained with violence. Asia learned many things quickly. She learned to lunge at strangers and attack other animals. One Halloween, just for fun, her owner dressed Asia in a ripped t-shirt with fake blood, attached her to a short chain and put her within feet of the walkway. She lunged at the children who came to trick or treat. Asia was scared and the children were petrified. This owner bragged about how many things her dog had killed. As well, if Asia drank too loudly, she was disciplined. Fearful to drink near her owner, she became dehydrated. She was kept in a crate most of the time so she could not get water when needed. Food was also

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Crooked Leg Tails restricted so she was undernourished. Eventually, Asia was put into a boarding kennel. In the spring of 2008, a number of trainers met in Salmon Arm for a master trainer’s course. Asia and her owner were there. So was Willow. During the course, Asia was cooperative but she could not be near other dogs without a muzzle. She was missing part of one ear, she had scars on her face and her eyelid was torn. No one thought she could be trained for an active, productive life. The owner could not keep Asia so there were only two options – find a new home or euthanasia. The most likely place for her was in a junkyard. When Willow heard of the situation, she decided to take Asia for a walk to see if there was anything to work with. Down by the river, away from other dogs, Asia was let off leash.

Surprisingly, she found a stick and dropped it at Willow’s feet, wanting to play. They played fetch for quite a while. Asia seemed to be asking for a second chance so, at the end of the course, she moved to Quesnel. When near other dogs, Asia’s aggression was always just beneath the surface and would emerge without warning. Willow believes that the former owner tried to erase the “fear” indicators. Most dogs use their ears, hackles, tail or growl when fearful. Asia had none of these so she couldn’t give warning before striking. Coupled with this, Asia pulled back every time a hand came towards her,

expecting to be hit. Willow had to start from the beginning with basic commands to ease Asia out of the fear of pain. It took months before Asia began to show trust. This dog did not know about affection so when she moved towards a hand, instead of away from it, there was a celebration. With patience, she finally relaxed enough to express enjoyment when being touched. Once the negative connections were replaced with positive ones, Asia showed a desire to work. Sifting through the choices, Willow chose cadaver training and the pair went to Maple Ridge for a month long course Asia already had a strong search sense

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It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of our mother at RIH after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband Ralph and son Lloyd. She is survived by her daughter Linda Comazzetto (Kamloops) and Susan Booth(Prince George), her grandchildren Marlene Chartrand, Deidre Drobot (Kamloops)and Kim Leier (Okotokos Alta) and great grandchildren Mercedes, Blake, Allandra and Tyson. Mom was born in Ashcroft and spent her younger years in the south Cariboo. She graduated from the RIH School of Nursing in 1945. She raised her family in Quesnel and spent many years working as a nurse at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital. After retirement she moved to Logan Lake and then to Kamloops and Berwick on the Park were she made many friends and enjoyed her last years. Special thanks to the staff on 4N and 3W and physicians at RIH who made her last few days comfortable and to the staff at Berwick who were with her one last time before she left to go back to the hospital for the last time. No service by request.

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so they used a ball as the reward after a positive alert. Asia learned to respond to cadaver scents that came from extracted teeth or tissue with blood. She was also exposed to pseudo scents, fake cadavers, as well as to chicken and deer but Asia rightly ignored all of them. Asia’ intelligence was praised. Even though she was still fearful when near people or other dogs, she was better able to deal with that fear But, when on a job, her intense focus had her weaving through people and places fearlessly – find that scent! Liz-Anne Eyford is a volunteer with Crooked Leg Ranch and a regular Observer contributor.

Obituary Tribute

Wilfred Joseph Plamondon Dec. 7, 1924 – Jun. 27, 2014

Wilfred has reached the end of his Rainbow of life. He is survived by his wife Oreal of 65 years, his 5 children Angela (Alphonse), Rachel (Don), Russell (Kim), Michele (Daniel), Neil (Cindy), 9 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren. Thank you Dad for passing on your love of nature and all of the adventures that we shared. He will be greatly missed by all. Special thanks to Dr. Powell and all of the ANGELS at the Prince George Rotary Hospice House for taking such good care of our Dad.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Hart Senior Centre. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Prince George Hospice Society.

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t our last meeting of the Committee of the Whole on June 30, Multi-Material British Columbia, or MMBC, made a presentation on the curbside recycling coming to Quesnel in September. The design of this delivery is new to Quesnel and warrants some further explanation or perhaps information. I would like to explain briefly who MMBC is, where they came from and most importantly, what the service means to Quesnel residents and how the service will be delivered. Who they are and where they came from MMBC is a not-forprofit agency formed under the BC Society Act to develop a stewardship plan to Mary Sjostrrom satisfy the requirements MAYOR’S MESSAGE of the BC Recycling Regulation for packaging and printed paper producers (PPP). MMBC is the latest in over 20 stewardship agencies in B.C. that already manage materials such as paint, tires and electronics. Service to Quesnel residents MMBC has selected Emterra Environmental as the contractor who will deliver the service to our residents. Two new blue boxes will be delivered to curbside homes in advance of September 1, which is the official launch date. A recycling guide explaining what to recycle in each box and the schedule for pickup will accompany those boxes. It will also include other details concerning MMBC’s recycling program. Basically, materials will be separated into two streams - containers and paper products. The lists are rather lengthy so I encourage residents to visit MMBC’s website at www. Residents should be receiving a flyer in their mail in the next couple of weeks and delivery of the blue boxes will start mid-July. MMBC has an extensive communications program which is scheduled to begin around the beginning of August. They are currently working to develop a mobile application for residents to download to their smartphones. This application features collection calendars and reminders for residents with curbside collections, as well as easy-to-use search tools to learn how and where to recycle materials. Again, I encourage residents to visit MMBC’s website, which provides information on what is and what is not accepted for recycling and what happens to collected packaging and printed paper. If you have a question for Mayor Mary Sjostrom, please e-mail it to us at newsroom@ and we’ll forward it to the Mayor so she can answer it in an upcoming column.

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23. Volt-ampere 24. Oppenheimer’s bomb 25. Don’t know when yet 26. British Air Aces 27. C. Clay’s new surname 28. Norwegian monetary unit (abbr.) 29. Afternoon nap 34. Actress Thurman 35. ‘__ death do us part 36. Snakelike fish 37. Not wet 39. Eye membranes 40. Spotted wildcats 41. Wildebeest 42. Ascend 44. Headgear for a horse 45. Bura 46. Foremost position 47. Cowbarn (British) 48. One who feels regret 51. Express pleasure 52. Pleased

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Sad sign of times

t’s a sad state of affairs when comforting a student with a hug or a hand on a shoulder could land yourself on the unemployment line. But calling an Asian student “ching chong” or suggesting female students stand in the hallways to attract male students to class is wrong on so many levels. And yet both are being considered as “inappropriate behaviour” and calling for action. Absolutely the racial slur and the highly inappropriate, and downright icky, suggestion of luring male classmates deserves swift and decisive action. Suspension without pay, a formal apology and even some kind of seminar on behaving like a decent human being all seem acceptable. In another instance a teacher was reprimanded for grabbing a student’s face and blowing in it (weird). This was not his first offence, previously it was reported he allegedly dumped a student out of his chair. He went on record stating it was a joking “hockey fight.” In October 2011 he broke a metre stick over another student’s back, also reportedly done “jokingly”. Now the list of alleged offences from both teachers deserve attention, investigation and action. But to include “hugging and placing hands on shoulders” of students into the mix of “offences” is a sad sign of our times. I have had many a teacher offer a hug in comfort and I gladly accepted. They were not just my instructor they were a confident and it was with a sense of safety and trust that I went to them during tough times. Now teachers are afraid to place a comforting hand upon a shoulder in fear of reprimand and social stigma. It’s ridiculous and highly unfortunate. While many maintain there must be a blanket-type ruling on teacher and student interaction, common sense and decency should prevail. –Autumn MacDonald, Observer A7

Do-it-yourself doggie salon


hen I was a kid and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up my answer was: a lawyer, a police officer or a hairdresser. There’s no chance I’ll enter any of those fields now, but a few decades after I was first asked the question, I’ve kind of become the latter. Well, for dogs anyway. My dogs. How it happened was an accident. I’d taken my 30 lb. cockapoos, Lola and Charlie, for an early muddy hike in the woods and was giving them a bath when I noticed a ton of prickly burrs stuck to their bellies and legs. I tried removing them while the dogs were in the tub, but there were too many.  After they’d dried off I tried brushing the spiky seedpods off their fur, but their fur had grown

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On A Brighter Note too much and it was like extracting gum out of a tangled head of hair. Grabbing the scissors, I carefully cut out all the burrs from Charlie’s fur and thoroughly brushed him as he laid on the kitchen floor enjoying the attention. After that I got scissor-happy.  Over an hour later I was still on the floor filling up empty ice cream pails with his fluffy  locks and having a blast as I did it.  “What are you doing?” my 11-year-old daughter asked when she woke up.  “Giving the dogs a haircut,” I replied, letting go

was an option. I probably didn’t think they’d stay still for me and they would end up looking terrible. If I’d known it would be such a fun experience and that they’d still look cute, I would have cut their hair all along and saved some money. Lola and Charlie turn five-years-old in September and my daughter thinks we should throw them a birthday party and dye their fur the color of a rainbow. I’ve seen pups with brightly colored hairdos and it can look adorable, but colored hair spray is as far as I’ll go. Call me boring, but I like our dogs to look like dogs.  I like them to act like dogs as well, but I wouldn’t mind if they stopped rolling around in the mud for a day. It’s not easy being a dog groomer you know. Lori Welbourne is a syndicated columnist.


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of Charlie and starting in on Lola. “We should give some of that hair to Dad,” she said. “For his empty spot.”  It might be a little too white and curly for Paul’s head, but it was a thoughtful suggestion.  Charlie’s sister Lola enjoyed the grooming as well, and except for having to get close to the skin near the matted hairs, I felt relaxed about the process. I decided to buy some proper nail and fur clippers for next time.  The dogs didn’t look quite as pretty as when they come home from the dog groomers with sweet little bows in their hair, but for two dogs who like to roll around in the dirt and jump in the creek every chance they get, my amateurish services were just fine.  I’m not sure why it never occurred to me that grooming them myself


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Aboriginal title doesn’t ‘lock in’ communal ownership Editor: Just some clarifications regarding Tom Fletcher’s column, Life after the Tsilhqot’in decision (B.C. Views, July 2). 1. Federal and provincial authority may vary with the strength of an aboriginal title claim, as Fletcher contends, in the sense that the obligation to consult and accommodate is

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proportional to the strength of the claim. But this is not so once aboriginal title has been proved in court (as the Tsilhqot’in have done.) Once such title is established it is no longer a matter of a “claim” and the aboriginal owners must consent to any development proposal respecting their land –

unless the government supporting such a development meets the stringent constitutional test for limiting aboriginal rights and title in the absence of consent. 2. A finding of aboriginal title does not necessarily “lock in” communal ownership. Just as treaty First Nations may agree to convert land to fee

simple title, aboriginal title holders may agree to surrender land to the federal Crown on the condition that it be reconveyed to them for the purpose of conversion to fee simple. I suspect that obtaining such agreement is no easier in the former scenario that the latter, but it may be. 3. The Tsilhqot’in had

a long history of keeping others out and were the only First Nation that was hostile even to the fur trade. But they did not fight a war in the 1860s to defend their territory from a “wave of gold seekers.” They expelled everyone. In 1864, after being threatened by the foreman of a crew building a

wagon road through their territory – he had warned darkly of bringing back the small pox that had killed at least one third of their population two years earlier – they killed nearly all the crew and then killed or expelled all white settlers from their territory. Hamar Foster, QC professor of law University of Victoria

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his is the second of a two-part series on organ transplant from a Northern B.C. perspective – a first hand account of two sisters in Quesnel on the transplant wait list. Pam Robertson, her sister Val Bergeron and brother Terry Robertson will all need a heart transplant. They suffer from Familial Dialated Cardiomyopathy. Never knowing they all shared this disease, the family watched their dad die in 1995 when his heart just stopped. Although all the classic cardiomyopathy signs were there, it didn’t trigger any suspicions for the rest of the family. In 1998, Pam went to see the family doctor for a suspected kidney problem. Because of her symptoms her doctor sent Pam for cardio testing.

He suspected it might relate to her having meningitis in 1992. She was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy but again the rest of the family wasn’t tested. She was told at the time she’d be facing transplantation in 5 – 10 years “I felt it was a death sentence,” Pam said. She and her husband were devastated. They traveled to St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver where she was matched with a transplant coordinator. “I always have the feeling I’m waiting for someone to die,” she said. The whole family was impacted by Pam’s prognosis. She went on medications and monitoring. For sister Val, her diagnosis came in 2002 at the age of 50. Suffering from neck pain and nausea, she also suspected a kidney infection (kidney disease is rampant in the family)

and was also retaining a lot of fluids. A nursing friend suggested congestive heart failure and demanded Val see her doctor. He sent her immediately for x-rays where her enlarged heart was discovered. After returning with the damning x-rays, Val was immediately admitted to the intensive care unit. “I was dumbfounded,” Pam said. “Val was grey and we found out heart function was around 11 per cent. It was because of all the fluid retention.” In the spring of 2003, the sisters, along with brother Terry saw a cardiologist at St. Paul’s Hospital where Terry was also diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and is monitored regularly by the hospital’s heart function clinic. With other heart problems which predated the cardiomyopathy diagnosis, in 2006 Terry was the first to have a

defibrillator implanted. Val received her defibrillator implant in 2007 and Pam in 2011. Walking to St. Paul’s heart clinic in 2009, Val felt her heart racing and then the machine starting shocking her. With the defibrillator it will shock the person five times and fortunately for Val it worked. Brother Terry has had his defibrillator kick in three times and needed the full five tries each time to get his heart going again. For Val, her condition has continued to deteriorate. In 2009, she was informed she was out of options and must go on the transplant list. In 2011 she had a new stateof-the-art defibrillator and pace maker implanted. She stabilized and her transplant file went to the doormant file, however in November 2012 she became very sick, was sent back to St. Paul’s and in February 2013 she had

to undergo open heart surgery to repair leaky values. “We damn near lost her,” Pam said. “It was six days of not knowing if she’d make it.” Val said St. Paul’s Hospital is amazing. “The doctors and nurses are so caring and everybody knows your name,” she said. After surgery, Val rocketed to the top of the transplant list, in July 2013 she was put on pager which meant she carried it with her at all times and once she gets the call it’s get to St. Paul’s as soon as possible. In October 2013 Val was the top of all transplant lists in Canada. For Val, every day her bags are packed and it’s another possible transplant day. Should her beeper go off, Val is to immediately contact Pam and her transplant coordinator at B.C. Transplant Society. She books her flight and

gets to the closest airport. A heart can only be out of the body for four hours. In the meantime, Val doesn’t commit to anything and everything is “if I’m available.” “Everything needs to have a plan B,” she said. Pam desperately wants Val to get her new heart but Val is much more stoic about things. “There’s always someone worse off than yourself and you just have to play the cards you’re dealt.” Watching Val, both Pam and Terry know they are on the same slippery slope. But possibly the most tragic part of this tale is Pam and Terry both have daughters with cardiomyopathy. “Hopefully when the young girls are older, medicine will be better and they’ll have a better outcome,” Pam said. “But for Val, Terry and I the likelihood of growing old isn’t great.”

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ome of us remember her, but nowadays, she has really and truly fallen out of both memory and favor. As the story goes, she wormed her way into the heart of the chronically ill, the orphan, the heartbroken – indeed the whole town. I speak of that blondhaired, blue-eyed little girl of Disney fame, Pollyanna. As kids, we hardly recognized that she was homeless and essentially alone, not a happy state of affairs. Of course, she existed in that happy place of “the movie screen,” and none of us went to sleep wondering

how she had survived so long. But those of us who love the world of fiction, know that “story” so often reflects reality in ways that could not be expressed in any better way than through the world of make-believe. What I would like to remember about the story of Pollyanna is not the unrealistic portrayal of always-clean streets and mostly-clean people. I want to remember the portrayal of possibility, the recognition that people – regardless of circumstances – have the power to choose their response to their lot. Matthew tells us the story of a rich man who “went away sad.”

This young man came to Jesus, asking how he could earn heaven (Matt. 19:1622). Jesus directs him to obeying the commandments, but the young man wants to know “which ones?” (Reminds me of children trying to figure out just how much they don’t have to do!) And Jesus’ reply reveals how far off the mark the young man’s understanding of obedience was: You mean I need to give away my stuff?!! He had said he wanted heaven, but his apparent preference was for his life here. So here we have a story of someone who seems to have it all, yet “goes away sad.”

And Mr. Disney gives us a story of someone who seems to have “nothing,” yet teaches everyone to play the “glad game.” What do we make of it? The French novelist, Colette, put things in right perspective, I think: “What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” We can choose every day to recognize and revel in the good things in our lives – and everyone has something, if not several “somethings”. Take that power into your own hands today: . . .” for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.” (Prov. 15:15) Peggy Corbett is pastor of Seventh-Day.

Community Calendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS ETC... MONDAY QUESNEL TILLICUM SOCIETY FRIENDSHIP CENTRE looking for volunteers to help with various upcoming programs. Looking for new ideas and energetic people of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicity. If interested, drop by the Friendship Centre and fill out a volunteer application (must submit to a criminal record check) then be prepared for a fun time and great experience. Everyone welcome. Contact 250-992-8347 or email or just drop by 319 North Fraser Drive. WEDNESDAY QUESNEL AND DISTRICT HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE ASSOCIA-

TION his hosting summer and fall volunteer training sessions. Contact ASAP to reserve your seat, 250-985-5815. ECO-SPROUTS NATURE EXPLORATION, Wednesdays until Aug. 27, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Come and explore trails while learning about trees, pond life, wildlife safety and more. Suggested donation of $2/child and $5/per family with more that two children. For a list of things to bring and information or a summer schedule call Laurie, 250255-7513 or e-mail, ecosproutsbces@ THURSDAY QUESNEL ART GALLERY PRES-

ENTS Christa Krisman and Megan Long’s stylized landscapes and visions of cities in an abstract and expressionistic style. The show runs until Aug. 5. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. FRIDAY 4TH ANNUAL MONSTER RUN, July 11 – 12, 1667 km from Quesnel, Lillooet, Whistler, Vancouver, Hope, Princeton, Penticton, Vernon, Kamloops, Cache Creek and back to Quesnel. Fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy. Contact quesnelbiker. com for details, registration and pledge forms. QUESNEL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

SELF-HELP GROUP MEETING Aug. 8, 12:30–2 p.m. in CD Hoy Room at City Hall. For information contact Donna, 2560-992-3369. SATURDAY SENIORS ADVOCACY SERVICE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS July 12, 7 p.m., the Billy Barker Show Lounge, dessert buffet with refreshments, live entertainment, special draw, three door prizes with $25 ticket. Tickets on sale at the Billy Hotel. QUESNEL LIONS MONTHLY GARAGE SALE, July 26 (the last Saturday of every month) at Maple Park Mall, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hot dogs and coffee will be available.

8TH ANNUAL GOLF FOR KIDS SAKE BBBSQ, Sept. 7, Richbar Golf Course, 1 p.m. shotgun start. To register call 250-992-7257 or email bisques@ Download pledge sheet at Incentive prize for pledges collected more than $250. Dinner included. SUNDAY Quesnel Art Gallery presents GARDEN GALLERIES, July 13, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Local musicians will perform and artists/artisans will display their work in six of Quesnel’s loveliest private gardens. Tickets will be on sale beginning July 2 at the Quesnel

Art Gallery, Arts and Recreation Centre, Quesnel Music and the Quesnel Museum. Ticket price is $15/ person; $20/family (two adults). No charge for children under 12.  More information at 250991-4014, and QUESNEL AND DISTRICT ANTIQUE MACHINERY PARK FAMILY FUN DAY AND OPEN HOUSE Aug. 3, gates open at 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Live demos, silent auction, raffle, door prizes, music and concession. Admission by donation. Come out and support AMP, off Highway 97 south of Quesnel. ONGOING

EVENTS QUESNEL AND DISTRICT HORSE SHOES Monday, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Come and join us. Not professional club, only people having fun. Call 250-747-1872. QUESNEL’S CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY NEW OFFICE 679 Highway 97 South (in the new Fireside Heating Bldg, at the back); 778-466-3332. 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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Congratulations to the Graduates of 2014!

To the Graduates of Correlieu Secondary And McNaughton Centre

On behalf of the Quesnel School District, I offer my congratulations to all our 2014 graduates. You have achieved an important milestone in your life. As you plan your future it is important to continue your learning – training and education are critical to your future success. Thank you to your families for the encouragement and support they have provided; and to your teachers, much gratitude for their excellent instruction.

Wishing you great success in whatever you do! “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” School District No. 28 (Quesnel)

Sue-Ellen Miller Superintendent of Schools

Principal Mike Adams’ message

Good evening honoured guests, Members of the Board of Education, District Administration, parents and family and …most importantly good evening to the Correlieu graduates of 2014. My name is Michael Adams and I have the privilege of being principal of our great high school Correlieu Secondary. It is my honour to stand before community of Quesnel to espouse the merits of this graduating class. Most people think that this will be the class I remember because the last graduating class I will have the pleasure to work with. Please understand that they will be the class I remember because of who they are, their character, their perseverance, their achievements, their

intelligence and their amazing sense of humanity. It is the goal of our public education system to raise our youth up to be able to contribute to our prosperous, democratic and egalitarian society, where we all can live in peace, with respect, and as equals. The graduating class of 2014 is such a group of students. Our aboriginal medicine wheel is built on 4 quadrants. These quadrants define the 4 key ideals of human growth and development – mastery, independence, belonging and generosity. I wish to describe this class in terms of these ideals. Mastery is the ability to learn, develop skills, problem solve and be able to fend for oneself, care fend

ones family and look after ones community. The achievements of this class are second to none. We have more students who have achieved a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 90% or greater than any class I can remember. We had more students demonstrating excellence in non-academic fields such as the trades, computer technology, performing and visual arts, community service and volunteerism, athletics, and languages than ever before. This is a class that has truly committed to and demonstrated Mastery. Independence is the ability to take ones place in the world. After observing these students over the last 3 years I feel assured that they are ready to begin the next step in their journey. They are ready to become the masters of their own destiny. They are independent thinkers capable of leading and guiding our world to greater things. Our future is bright due to the

talents, aspirations and attitudes of this class Generosity is the ability to recognize the needs of others and to share freely of one’s self with both material support and the spirit of humanity for others. Here, too, this class has been exemplary. They have supported those less fortunate within both the local community and the global community. They have raised money and goods for the local shelters as well and international disasters such as the typhoon in the Philippines. But their generosity goes beyond the material support. This group of students is generous every day with a smile, a kind word or a good deed. They are a remarkable group. A sense of belonging is paramount to ones self esteem and overall wellness. This class has proven itself to be kind, considerate, respectful. They are accepting of each other, friendly, and caring. The tone they have modelled and

established for Correlieu Secondary is incredibly wonderful. As the result of their leadership you can sense the peace and happiness within the school. This class truly has made Correlieu Secondary “A Place Where Friends Meet” As Vice-Principal Cullinane and I say every day, we would put this graduating class against any graduating class in any school anywhere in the world and we know they measure up and be rated FIRST CLASS Now a message to

our grads: You have heard me espouse your many amazing qualities. But I offer you a challenge. Do not let your high school graduation be the greatest moment of your life - you are only one fifth done in your journey. High school should not define you as it is only the readiness stage for taking your first step into the adult world. Remain committed to your growth and development in the areas of Mastery, Independence, belonging, and Generosity. Ensure

yours is a life well lived for you, your family, your community and our entire planet. Lastly, you inspire me. Your family and community shares your graduation and honours your achievements to date. Celebrate your successes, but most important to me, your family and and to your entire community is that you remain safe. Please look after yourself, and your friends as you celebrate your well-deserved graduation.

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Congratulations Brooke We are so proud of the way that you have achieved your goals. We wish you Good Luck in your Power Engineer program next year.

We Love You. Grandma, Mom, Dad & family

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Valedictory Address Selena Van Aert

Congratulations Nicole,

From pre-school to Graduation Life has just begun for you. Good Luck, remember to be true to yourself, follow your heart, and be the best you can be!

283 graduates sit in front of us today, waiting to walk on this stage for an important moment of pride and dignity. We wouldn’t be here today without the support from everyone around us. Parents, guardians, teachers, siblings, family, friends, principals, adults from the community. We want to thank you all for leading us to this moment, through the good times, the bad times, and everything in between.

Love Mom, Matt, Jared and Joel

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So this is it! It’s hard to believe that we are finally at this moment, closing one chapter of our lives and opening another. We have been looking forward to this day since kindergarten, and now we are here, our graduation. All of this work, time and effort for what? A piece of paper and a hand shake? Sort of, but not exactly. All of these years set us up for our future. We may not realize but every little lesson we have learned, every mistake we have made, every problem we have run into, has brought us to who we are today. They have all taught us something and made us stronger.

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Now, just like any high school student clueless of what to talk about today, I google searched “Valedictorian Speeches,” and of course came across what NOT to say in my speech. One idea to avoid talking about is cliches. I understand this to a certain extent because I know we hear them all the time, but there is one that I feel is so important and we don’t hear it enough. As a student in grade 12, everyone expects you to know what you want to do with your life, and if you don’t, people will start suggesting careers that THEY think you would be good at. You listen to them because you aren’t sure of what you want to do, or that you are too afraid to admit what you really want to do. Now I don’t think that’s right. I know that every single one of you sitting in front of me right now has a dream. You have that one dream that you hold onto inside and don’t want to share because it’s too precious and you don’t want anyone tearing it down. You think that people will doubt you and laugh that you actually think you could do it. So we fall into the trap of going into a career that sounds pretty good to us and “hopefully” we will enjoy it. We push ourselves away from that dream because we don’t believe that we can do it, or because we’re scared of failing. It’s your life! Do what YOU want to do with it. True happiness is very important, so why not make your dream reality and be happy doing what you really want to do? It may be hard, but it will be worth it. The only one stopping you is yourself. Now that we’re moving on from high school, we won’t have to deal with the awkward moment of accidentally calling our teacher “mom.” We won’t be shocked by seeing our teachers in public and realizing that they actually have lives too. We also may be able to go somewhere without hearing people chant “Boesem Boesem Boesem..”

Lots of love from Mom and Dad


Blaich •

Congradulations You are awesome & you know it!

Love your family & best friends

Tori Blaich CSS 2014


Tenille McKenzie

“Little girls with dreams become women with vision.” Your independence, strong and beautiful spirit, your determination, zeal and kind heart have helped you achieve your goals and dreams. Congratulations on your graduation and for being accepted into the Baccalaureate Nursing Program. We are so very proud of you!

We have been comforted and held safely for the past 13 years of school, and now is our time to adventure, try new things, find out who we really are! Our future is full of blank pages, waiting to be written on. So write your story the way you have always imagined it to be. There is a whole world of opportunities, and anything can happen. Be ready, be excited, and most importantly enjoy yourselves.

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of Two-Thousand and Fourteen. We made it!

Jory Laser CSS 2014

Congratulations Sarah Powell We are so proud of your achievements. You are an amazing young woman Who has a very bright future ahead of you. Take the time, to enjoy your success but remember the best is yet to come.

We had a recent death and sadly someone who should be graduating with us today isn’t. I know many of the people in this building were affected by the loss of Gage Wilson, including many of the graduate students. You all pushed through the pain though and made it here today. I know that Gage is proud. Even though we are moving on with our lives, we all have some memories to look back on. There is that time you could of gotten in trouble for, but you got away with. Then there is that time you DID get in trouble for, and (hopefully) learned a lesson from. There is that embarrassing moment that you really, really want to forget, and there’s that memory where you finally get the nerves to say just a couple words to that person you’ve been crushing on for years! And they say something back and oh my gosh it’s the best moment of your life! Aaanddd then you never speak to them again… (pause) No matter what your memories are, be sure to take them with you, but do not let them stand in the way of who you will become. We do not want to be stuck in the past, but instead we should just cherish the important moments as we trek through the rest of this crazy adventure we call life.

Nicole Martell CSS 2014

Love Dad, Mom, AJ, Ryien, Reece Tenille McKenzie CSS 2014


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Best of luck to all the Teen In-School Mentors and former Little Brother’s Steven, Matthew, Donovan & Lucien.


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“Proud supporter of our community” 172 Reid St


Congratulations Grads! Welcome to our new CNC Quesnel students!

Helping to drive our community forward 100A Pinecrest Rd.



a proud community sponsor 250-992-2205

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From all of us at Tim Hortons Downtown 382 Front St. 250-992-6691 South - 685 Newman Rd. 250-747-0559


DR. DEBRA KOS* Optometrist DR. BHANGU* Optometrist

Congratulations to all 2014 Grads Office: (250) 992-5417 455 McLean St. Dispensary: (250) 992-3393 Quesnel, B.C. V2J 2P3 Fax: (250) 992-5111 *Denotes Optometric Corporation

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Courtney Aldrich

Lindy Alec

Kayla Allen

Ever since you were a little girl Regan, you were “Born to Style”. All the best wishes at the Aveda Institute in Vancouver

Nick Allen

Love Dad, Mom & Casey

Austin Aluisi-Decorte

Joel Amundson

Steve Anderson

Justin Aney

Austin Armstrong

Katie Arnett

Tristan Baker

Ethan Beaulieu

Lucas Beedle

Tonja Belcher

Haley Bell

Miranda Bencharski

Cheyanne Benko

Katie Berg

Kevin Bergen

Sarina Bining

Hayley Blacklaw

Tori Blaich

Linda Bland

Eric Boesem

Danny Brickell

Holly Brown

Kelsi Brown

Sadie Brown

Richard Browning

Keri Buick

Ricki Burt

Erica Butler

Levi Cahoose

Clay Campbell

Paden Carson

Congratulations Kelsi You are an amazing young lady and your future is so bright. We are so proud of you and all your had work has paid off. Enjoy the next stage of life as a student at UBCO in Kelowna. We will miss you! Love Mom, Dad, Jayme, and all the family

Kelsi Brown CSS 2014


From the little tomboy in the barnyard in a long dress and gumboots, to a beautiful young lady with the biggest smile; confident, hard working and ready for a new career. (WOW!! Jazzie) Remember success is not what we start but what we finish and never, never give up. Our wish for you May you always feel the warmth of sunshine and friendship, See the beauty in nature and in people. May you always find love by bringing it with you...and know happiness by bringing it to others. Dream your dreams. Jasmyn Reichert CSS 2014

Luv you Gramma Terri, Grampa John & great Gramma Jean

Cassia Gauthier Cassia Gauthier • CSS 2014

Shania Biochat

Regan Richert CSS 2014

Lots of Love Grandpas & Grandmas Uncles, Aunts, nephews & nieces.

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Liam Cave

Dekota Chantyman

Lucien Charlie

Cheyenne Christiansen

Camryn Clark

Julien Clement

Jennifer Coghill

e c W a l P her e h friends meet e T Miranda Leonard

We are so proud of you, watching you grow. You learned your ABC’s, how to irritate and how to tease. You learned to play soccer and fiddle too. Now you’re big and oh so cool, heading off to a big city school. It has been our pleasure to be a part of it all. You are a great granddaughter and a friend. May all your dreams come true. Love Grandpa & Grandma

Hannah Cooley

Shaylin Cooley

Jonevan Cooper

Jesse Courtney

Morgan Cromarty

Erin Cullinane

Brody Cunningham

Shania Cunningham

Kenneth Davidson

Hannah Day

Tobiah Delany

Karan Dewan

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Laura & Jessica! We know you will be successful in your future

Love from your families

Tyler Dickson

Kaylee Ditto

Cody Dixon

Braeden Doerksen

Congratulations Jasmine Kacy Doerksen

Kristen Doerksen

Nick Doherty

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Jasmine MacDonald CSS 2014 Laura Dunn

Carmen Eby

Crimson Edwards

Brandon Edye

“Never let it be said that to dream is a waste on ones time, For dreams are our realities in waiting. In dreams, we plant the seeds of our tomorrow.”

We are all very proud of you Jasmine! May all your dreams become reality! Love your family.

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Justice Fehr

Brooke Fenton

Wishing you the best of luck in the future.

Jordan Ferreira

From The Milsom family

Brian Fisher

Jesse Fisher

Shane Fjeld

Congratulations Eric

Katelyn Folkins

You did it! You made it through school. Good luck in all your future adventures. Love Dad, Mom, siblings, Grandma and the rest of your family.

Monica Francis

Delaney French

Bryden Fry

Ryan Fry

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Congratulations, Kacy Ryan Gagnon

Summer Gardipee

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We wish you all the best.

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Love Mom, Dad, Keely & Willy Kacy Doerksen CSS 2014

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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Remember to follow your heart in life

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Love Mom, Randy, Marissa, Granny & Kevin

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Congratulations Kolten Gunderson Freinark

Josh Hachey

JJ Hackler


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The world is yours! Go and get it! Madeline Hall

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Colleen Horawski

Naomi Hunt

Rikki Hutnyk

Brett Jackson

Kamiya James

Harjinder Jassal

Neelam Jassal

Rayna Jim

Karndeep Johal

Ben Johannesen

Courtney Johansen

Harlen Johnny

Morgan Johnston

Raeshel Johnson

Paige Johnston

Colton Kenney

Tyler Kent

Christina Keram

Eun Kim Da

Ericka Kirby

Jamie Klassen

Jordan Klingbell

Katey Kokesch

Taddea Kunkel

Jory Laser

Jocelyn Lawrence

Chloe Leonard

Miranda Leonard

Franklin Lepetich

Natasha Lepine

Christina Liggitt

Jaylee Lightening

Davish Longe

Carly Lorntsen

Samantha Lougheed

Jessica Lucas

Logan Lybeck

Jasmine MacDonald

Michael Macdougall

Rick Mack

Alyssa Mailloux

Nolan Maley

Vayda Mamic

Brooklyn Marsh

Nicole Martell

Kyle Martens

Mikayla Matula

Arlaina Mauger

Craig Mauger

Brayden McCall

Josiah McCart

Thomas McHugh

Brittney McIntyre

Tenille McKenzie

Jace McLaughlin

Ryan McNabb

Braedon McPhedran

Eaden McTaggart

Joey Melville

Rebecca Milligan

Chad Milsom

Zachary Moller

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Kayla Moore

Colleen Moorhouse

Meghan Mufford

Jordan Mullin

Don Munro

Jiles Nelson

Cindy Ng

Kristen Nichols

Sheldon Nipshank

Brandon Nyquist

Anika Ortner

Bailey O’Flynn

Melissa O’Flynn

Kyle Palik

Sydney Parisotto

Meaghan Parker

Nathan Parr

Nicholas Paulson

Brooklynn Peacock

Alex Pedersen

Elliott Perry

Rachelle Peterson

Zack Peterson

Mats Phillips

Emmalee Pitcher

Michelle Pittaway

Connor Pouliot

Sarah Powell

Beth Prosser

Jesse Rainey

Everett Raynor

Cory Redden

Jasmyn Reichert

Triston Reimer

David Ren

Jonathan Richardson

Regan Richert

Kortez Risma

Katelyn Roberts

Hannah Rogger

Jennifer Ross

Larkin Roy

Noah Rupp

Alissa Rutledge

Kimberly Rutledge

Chantel Sadler

Justin Saip

Shayna Sales

Mackenzie Sameit

Harminder Sangha

Simran Sanghera

Dylan Santos

Selena Santos

Joel Scheck

Ashlyn Schmautz

Skyler Schulz

Kyler Schwartz

Callena Shaver

Morgan Shearer

Tristan Shelmerdine

Gu Shi Pei

Janessa Sigurdson


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Connor Simmons

Audrey Sinclair

Eric Smith

Zikai Song

Vanessa Spiers

Andrew Staves

Kayla Stege

Mikayla Steitzer

Taylor Stewart

Darby Sutton

Erin Sutton

Davina Tennant

Shana Thompson

Mario Topic

Emillie Tourangeau

Bryce Towgood

Jordan Townsend

Sophia Traber

Jessica Tribe

Kylie Turner

Selena Van Aert

Alex Verse

Olivia Wallis

Jiaao Wang

Jenna Waterhouse

Janessa Watson

Tori Watson

Colton Williams

Dylan Williams

Melinda Wisla

Hannah Wootten

Alexis Wright

Joelle Wyminga

Sydnie Yager

Wanjon Yoo

Hannah Young

Marissa Lee

Tyler Meyer

Alex Rollins

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Stay “Nitrate Free”

reservatives are used to increase the life of foods by controlling the growth of undesirable moulds, yeast and bacteria in food that can cause spoilage and illnesses. Most food is processed and packaged to stop it from going bad. These foods tend to be high in fat, sugar and calories. Eating too much processed food can lead to weight gain and other health problems. Processed meat generally refers to meat preserved by curing, smoking or salting, or by the addition of preservatives. Examples of processed meats are ham, bacon, pastrami, salami, hot dogs and sausages. Processed meats are often high in fat and salt. Fish

can also be preserved with salting, smoking or adding preservatives. Curing and smoking has been used for thousands of years to preserve foods like meat and fish. Some of these foods may be cured using nitrates. Meats and fish may also be smoked. Smoking exposes meat or fish to the smoke of a wood or charcoal fire. The foods

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character acting, EAST is a mustsee performance. (WARNING: Gum Chewing, Flash Photography, Love at First Sight.) For some more local flavour, join us on July 15 for the season’s first Sunset Cabaret – an evening of laughter, song, dance and sketch comedy and on July 17, – 19 for The Fred Wells Show and Lady Overlander, two powerful works by the Wells-based creative duo Danette Boucher and James Douglas (Histrionics Theatre Co.) Both of these smart, charming dramas are rich with the history of the Cariboo area and warmly brought to life by the compelling performances of Douglas and Boucher. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are available up to an hour before performance at the door. Ticket prices vary. See for information.


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Sunset Theatre hosts Lucas Myers Patio weather and long, warm evenings have finally arrived and with them, a refreshing lineup of new and evolving Canadian work at The Sunset Theatre. Located in the artistic heart of historic Wells, The Sunset proudly presents new and developing work by internationally recognized home-grown artists. Our 2014 Summer Season gets rolling on July 11 – 12 with the return of Sunset favourite, creator Lucas Myers and his triptych, EAST – How Far Would You Go For Love. Called “brilliant” by the Globe and Mail, EAST, written and performed by Myers, features one actor, two instruments, three chairs, four hats, five songs, a 68hour bus ride and one puppet’s discovery of who he really is. Presented with Myers’ unique brand of observational humour and gifted

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absorb large amounts of the tar that comes off the smoke. These tars may contain cancer-causing compounds. The foods mentioned above may contain nitrates to act as a preservative and add colour to the meat. Sodium nitrates keep certain meats looking tasty and red but may be linked to cancer. In the body, this chemical can be changed into byproducts called N-Nitros compounds and is associated with an increased risk of cancer. My piece of advice: stay clear of cured and processed meats and look for the label “Nitrate Free.” Ivana Topic is a volunteer with Canadian Cancer Society Quesnel office.

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1. Pack for all types of weather – No matter where you’re travelling, weather can always change. Remember that different countries can have vast and different temperature dynamics. A country like Australia actually gets colder during the summer time since it’s farther from the sun.

2. Find peace in crowds – Travelling in the summer means peak travel time. If you’re part of the 78 per cent of Canadians who find loud travellers to be frustrating while vacationing, packing a hand-held device and earphones or ear plugs will help to keep your mind off the

complaining passengers. 3. Ensure you’re covered for mishaps – 80 per cent of Canadians cite lost or delayed luggage as one of the most frustrating things to happen while on vacation and 78 per cent have been frustrated by cancelled or delayed flights. Although most believe the airline

will reimburse you, it’s typically not the case. Purchasing travel insurance can give you peace of mind and help cover you for trip delay and baggage loss/delay. 4. Avoid peak travel times – Know the peak travel times for your destination. For travelling out of the country, not

only will weekday flights be more affordable, they’ll also be quieter. If you’re interested in visiting a specific country, check to see if they have any large scale festivals and plan away from that timeframe so you don’t deal with an abundance of tourists. 5. Simplify your vacation

– Simplifying your vacation is one of the easiest steps to take to destress. Know what you’re able to do in a day and plan accordingly. When creating an itinerary don’t over-schedule too many activities in one day or you’ll end up needing a vacation from your vacation.


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WHITNEY GRIFFITHS Observer Reporter It’s time for the rodeo again, with riders making there way to the Anahim Lake Stampede July 5 – 6. Quesnel rider Steve Hohmann took charge of the reigns again, riding in for first place in bareback. In breakaway roping Quesnel’s Taylor Cherry placed first, followed by 150 Mile House rider Cheyenne Betz. Roping another first place win was Taylor Cherry, with second place going to Jennifer Schuk of Tatla Lake for junior breakaway roping. Denton Spiers of Quesnel rode in with a score of 71 to place first in junior steer riding. Galloping into first place in junior barrel racing was Taylor Cherry. Second place went to Jessica Macdonald of 150 Mile House and following in third place was Hagensborg rider Rachel Chatham. Taking home another first place win for Quesnel was Steven Hohmann with a score of 66 in bull riding. In pee wee barrel racing first place went to Quesnel’s Kira Stowell, with Tatla Lake rider Sydney Schuk following close behind in second and coming in third place was Kaitlyn Absatz of Bella Coola. Kira Stowell raced in for another win, coming in third place in pee wee pole bending. Taking first place was Tatla Lake rider Sydney Schuk followed by second place winner Kaitlyn Lulua of Williams Lake. In the saddle bronc, Riske Creek rider dominated, with Wacey Marr riding in for first and second place. Quesnel’s Steve Hohmann tied for third place with Tatla Lake rider Cliff Schuk with a final score of 64. In ladies barrel racing, Monte Creek’s Laura James rode in for first place, second place went to Odessa Gerard of Savona and William’s Lake rider Sandra Mulvahill following in third. Monte Creek rider Laura James worked together with 150 Mile House rider Cody Braaten to place first in team roping. First place in steer wrestling for a payout of $256.80 went to Wade McNolty of 150 Mile House. Valemont and Pritchard are next up to host the rodeo, July 12 – 13.

Play ball The sun was shinning down on members of the Quesnel Minor Baseball teams as they wrapped up another seaon, playing their final games June 21 – 22. With the long winter and waiting for the baseball diamonds to dry the players were left with a short season. But these passionate athletes made the most out of their time, getting out to practice rain or shine.

266 Athletes and 58 Coaches from the Cariboo - North East (Zone 8) will be at the Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games July 17- 20.


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An experience to remember W Day five

ell here we are in and what a rush it was getting down into Pemberton. We climbed 2,600 metres today. I must say I was having an excellent climbing day. My legs and breathing were synched and I was going up Duffy Lake with confidence. Slow and steady and patient was the key as my legs kept turning. Cycling turning point highlight number one for me today was getting to the steepest climb on Duffy and a BMW motorcycle pulls up and waits, then this man in his British accent begins asking about our cycling event. He had been cycling all over B.C. He was so excited and reached into his pouch donated $6. Then away he went and away I went climbing. Up and down we went through the Duffy seeing some of the best scenery imaginable. Our schedule break was one hour or 20km, unfortunately it was getting cold

match being found which saved his life via BC Children’s. After a dinner and soaking in the hot tub we have a gradual 32km climb into Whistler.

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and windy. I kept pedalling for 30km and waited for Rob and dad. Rob and I rode together for the next 70km. Working together to beat the wind and ice cold snow/ rain, eventually with 33km remaining and massive descent coming into Pemberton we had to put our jackets on. Rain and wind were our companions as we raced downhill hitting some tight switchbacks. Cycling turning point number two came at Woods Restaurant where we spoke with the waiter about our cycling event and he shared a story about his nephew being in Children’s. Cycling turning point number three was in our hotel where I met a gentleman from Sechelt/Gibsons, he shared a story of his nephew having leukiemea and a



Well here we are in Whistler. Thank You Delta Whistler for your ongoing support of Cycling 530 and BC Children's Hospital. Out first climb out of Pemberton we both agreed that our legs were feeling sluggish. Climbing for the first 10km was not power climbing it was rather slow and steady. Our plan was to average 15km an hour as Whistler was 32km away but all up hill. After a few sharp switchback turns we found our groove and yes it began raining again. We had a quiet ride allowing each other to absorb the beauty of our surroundings and think about the fact what we are one day away from accomplishing our goal. Despite the rain we carried on. The highlight other than Rob getting a new tube was taking a





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photo at the Welcome to Whistler sign, which was exactly 530km from Quesnel. Coincidentally the name of our event Cycling 530, so we had to get a photo. We cycled to Delta Hotel to be met by a big support group – the Shokar family and Sangha family. It was a great honour to have close family make the drive to Whistler to cheer us on as we made our way in. We enjoyed each other's company and had great conversation. When Bill proceeded to give me a hug as they were leaving I had to hold back my tears. Bill is my older cousin and since I was a kid he was one I really idolized and wanted to be like and here he was thanking

me for being a role model. Something I learned from him. Then my high school friend Adrian White stopped by as he was mountain biking in Whistler. Good to see old friends. Thank you Everyone for the positive vibes. We’re almost there. Quesnel Cycling is Rob Gardner and Armajit (Archie) Sull. They are riding to Whistler this summer to raise funds for the B.C. Children’s hospital. Links • Twitter: @ quesnelcycling • Instagram: quesnelcycling • YouTube: QuesnelCycling • Facebook: https://m. QuesnelCycle


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Butcher Bulls 115.00 77.00 -- 88.25 / D2 Cows Cows 82.00 77.00--110.75 88.25 Butcher Bulls 134.50 /D1 D1-D2

Bred Cows/Heifers N/A- THURSDAY / Cow/CalfJUNE Pairs20TH Sales to 2440.00 WILLIAMS LAKE SALE Today in Williams Lake saw excellent volume with just under 450 KAMLOOPS MAYbulls 27 showed a steady sale. head! Well overSALE—TUESDAY 250 butcher cows and Another sale set today as we sawshowcased another 550 headof hit the The Gangexciting Ranch today a pace as they a load butcher sale ring. Todaypen cow/calf pairs made up almost half ofpowered the saleto cows, the young of 24 head of heiferettes 1024 lbs receipts. Don Moses put the power to our butcher trade with 107.00 885 lbbulls at 119.00. The 126.50. mature butcher 2235 lb.with butcher marking Mel & cows Vickiereached Hough 71.75. from Falkland hadhit 1705 lb. butcher markRanch 106.002010 andlb1950 lb. cows 1898 lb bulls 86.00. The Charcows Springs butcher bulls at 105.50. The Hiwan today had2125 1538lblb.butcher butcherbulls cowstopped mark marked 83.75. GordonRanch & Linda Watts 104.75. The Rosebank Ranch 2380 lb. butcher bulls hit 126.50. 85.00. & Ginger topped our bull at 2045 hitting FeederKen cattle were Cameron strong. Cam Ensign fromtrade Kelowna hadlbs825 lb. Hereford Clausen from1335 Clinton had cows 753 87.50 andsteers 2020 notch lb bulls166.00. at 88.00.Dennis The Harris Ranch butcher lb. 74.00. heifersGeorge trade toDinwoody 179.75. also Earlhad Joe 1602 had 715 lb. Redcows baldie hit lb butcher hitsteers 74.50. trade to 206.50. Ray & Joyce Doll with a top load of feeders today. Garrett Ranches liner load of kill cows weighed 1329 lb and brought Their 695 lb. steers hit 212.00, their 405 lb. s/c raced to 239.00. 72.50. 130 Mile had 1330thelb 300 butcher cowsrolled to 74.25. DoreenThe Harry’s 340 Ranch lb. s/c also hit 231.00, lb. h/c’s to 220.00.& John lb. RedGeorge steerssaw hit 213.50. Walter SusanIssler's Stidall700 of Prince their loadTheof Coldstream fancy 750 lb Ranch filled the ringthe with 1074 lb. open tradedpen to red steers hit 134.00, 825heifers lb steers sold toheifers, 130.25they a beautiful 134.50. Their 1168 lb. open reached 134.00. Cow/calf pairs oftoday theirput 760the lb heifers andofthetheir heavy heifers 809 lb traded buyersmet on 125.00 the edge seats as Wayne & Jill Hughes a beautiful of Angus to 115.00from theirLumby pen ofshowed 647 lb heifers tradedpen to 127.00. Davecow/calf Wootten pairs18 trading 2400.00 pair. The 3 year reached 2525.00 with head ofto top qualityper800 lb heifers they olds traded to 112.25. Vic & with the 4 year olds marking 2625.00. The Rosebank Ranch today Sue Meyer had 683 lb steers top 143.00 and their 558 lb steers notched showcased a beautiful pen of Red baldie cow/calf pairs, they traded with to 2325.00. Greg Goodanetz also&had cow/calf pairshad trade 162.00 612 lb heifers at 139.50. John Denise Trueman 675 2350.00. Ed Shook’s 783 lb. steers hit 190.00. lbtosteers top 144.50.

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Terrace North Coast Nightmares rolled into Quesnel June 28 to face off against the Gold Pain City derby girls. For results see next weeks Observer. The roller derby takes over the arena again during Billy Barker Day weekend, with the Gold Pain City girls facing off against the Kamloops Tournament City Wreckers for Quesnel’s fourth annual Gold Rush Rumble July 18, 6:30 p.m. Clockwise from top left: the derby girls are ready to roll; a Gold Pain City member is pushed aside as the teams rush by; derby girls round their first corner hoping to take the lead; it was a hard fall for these two derby girls; and it was a quick recovery for this Gold Pain City girl quickly getting to her feet after being knocked down. Whitney Griffiths photos

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It’s a week of hardwork but for these determined dancers its a week well spent. Clockwise from top left: Gold Pan City dancers work on form well aware that practice makes perfect; guest instructor Morgan McQueen is there to help the younger dance students as they perform routines; and guest instructor Alyssa Bergeson helps this dancer with her form. Whitney Griffiths photo

Dancing the week away Several of the Gold Pan City Dance students attended a week long summer class. The class included two guest instructor coming in from Vancouver, the talented Alyssa Bergeson the current director of Dance Xpressions and accomplished dancer Morgan McQueen. This summer session included a number of different training routines for various dance styles such as ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip-hop. The sessions also gave dancers the opportunity to work on choreography. “The kids never get to do this much dance throughout the day, they have four and a half hours,” Gold City Dance instructor Jesse Herman said. “It’s a really intense program and the instructors are extremely professional. For these dancers in our little community to have this opportunity is really special to me.” Gold Pan City Dance offers dance classes for three-year-

olds to adults with registration for the new season of dance

beginning Aug. 25. For information follow Gold Pan City

Dance on Facebook or call Sandy Herman at 250-992-2292.

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Lost & Found

Cariboo First Aid We offer First Aid Attendants Level 2 & 3. Construction Safety Officers, Ambulance/Mobile Treatment Centres. Call (778)887-2659 or email:

LOST: Small Silk-Terrier lost 10AM Friday, June 27th on MacLean Rd off Barkerville Hwy. Name is Suezzy, wearing pink studded collar. Call (250)992-7643




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The College of New Caledonia, Quesnel Campus has an opportunity for a part time instructor to teach in the Health Care Assistant Program September 2014 to April 2015. Qualifications A university degree in nursing or related health sciences, minimum Registered Nurse is required. Previous teaching experience would be an asset.

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The Billy Barker Casino will be holding a FREE course to train new Casino Card Game Dealers, with the intention of hiring the participants that successfully complete the course. This course is limited to 5 people who demonstrate a professional image, have excellent math skills, and are willing to devote their time and energy through the entire course, which will run for 10 days. The course will begin after the class iT full. Bring a resume to the Casino marked “Dealer Course”, or fax to 250-992-1103 , or email to Jade Kotzer at . You will be contacted for an interview.

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Work Wanted Looking for job on cattle ranch. Exp. with cattle, haying, equip. operation & maintenance, welding & have class 1 drivers licence. 250-747-1244 Work wanted certified machine operator experienced on backhoe loader excavator skidsteer grader & dozer + extra construction safety tickets from school cell 250-255-9749





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Help Wanted An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring experienced dozer and excavator operators, meals and lodging provided. Drug testing required. 1-(780)7235051. GasďŹ tter required with Grade B ticket.(Grade A ticket an asset). Must have experience in residential, commercial & industrial service work. Competitive wage & benefits. Apply in person to Canadian Western Mechanical or call (250)992-9807 JD Haggart Contracting Ltd. in Carrot Creek, AB is currently seeking an experienced Log Loader to start immediately. Good hours and competitive wages. Please email resume to or fax 780-795-2130. LOG Truck Drivers Needed at JD Haggart Contracting Ltd, Carrot Creek, Alberta. Minimum 3 years driving experience. Apply by fax 780-7952130 or email Receptionist required for a busy surgical practice. MOA preferred. Please send resume to: Dr. B.Z. Katalinic, 545 Front St., Quesnel, BC V2J 2K7 or fax: (250)9855861 Ulysses Restaurant has immediate openings for servers & cooks. Apply in person @ 122 Barlow Ave.


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Now hiring experienced Hot Oil and Pressure Truck Operators. The ideal candidate will have a minimum 1 year experience with a Hot Oil Unit and/or Pressure Truck. Individuals must be capable of operating high pressure pumping units and/or heating units in adverse weather and road conditions while following safe operating procedures. • • • • •

Current H2S and Level 1 First Aid tickets will be required. Pre-employment drug testing required. Minimum Class 3 Drivers License. Comprehensive benefit package. Above average wage, including monthly salary guarantee plus hourly wage based on experience.

If you are interested in applying for this position please respond to this ad with a resume attached. Only considered applicants will be contacted. Email: Fax: 250-785-3776 Phone: 250-785-3772

Experienced Journeyman Electrician Wanted Garth’s Electric Co. Ltd. - locally owned and operated since 1981 is looking to hire an experienced journeyman electrician for work in the100 Mile House area. Qualifications: • solid understanding of electricity • good customer & organizational skills • troubleshooter • ability to estimate • must work well with minimal supervision • valid driver’s license • airbrakes cert. an asset Secure position with medical and dental benefits and competitive wages depending on experience offered. Apply with resume to


Be part of a landmark project, recognized throughout Vancouver, then Come back to grow with us at LMS Reinforcing Steel Group! Our City infrastructure could not be built without experienced professionals like YOU! Project Duration: Monday, July 21st - Monday, July 28th, 2014 Number of Vacancies: 50 Requirements: Looking for DEPENDABLE and HARD working professionals who can commit to: seven (7) to eight (8) straight days (Monday to Monday) of twelve (12) hour shifts (see below for either Days OR Nights).

BeneĹľts: • Accommodation (if you reside out of North Vancouver area) • Meals provided (During shifts) • Completion Bonus (if all 7 days of 12 hour shift is completed). Application requirements: Send your Letter of intent/interest and point form Resume (outlining your previous experience & transferable skills) and preferred shift (Day or Night) via: OR Fax: 604.572.6139 – Quote: “SILO-July2014â€? in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those who clearly outline the application requirements above will be contacted toward future screening.

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POSITION: Office Manager/Bookeeper 15 hours per Week QUALIFICATIONS: t Grade 12 Diploma t Post Secondary Administrative Training (or equivalent job experience) Working knowledge of Quickbooks/Experience in a non-profit environment. SALARY: Negotiated based upon Qualifications CLOSING: July 18, 2014 REQUIREMENTS: t Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Publisher and Word). t Strong knowledge of basic accounting principles using Quickbooks. t Confidentiality and strong inter-personal skills are necessary. t Must have the ability to work with minimal supervision and report to a Board of Directors. PLEASE FAX OR EMAIL TO: Quesnel Child & Youth Support Society #13 – 665 Front Street, Quesnel, BC V2J 2K9 Phone: (250) 992-5114 Fax: (250) 992-6010 Email: Only candidates being interviewed will be contacted.

NAZKO FIRST NATIONS Opening Position for Education Coordinator

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Accountable for managing the students in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education programs and promote the importance of education and involvement of parents in the community.

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CLOSING DATE: JULY 28, 2014 Hours: 28 hours per week Monday to Thursday Please e-mail your resume to or Fax 250-992-7982

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BIGGER Than Ever Garage Sale!!!!! July 11th, 12th & 13th Antiques/Collectibles, Books, Jewelry & Household Sale on the Farm. Storage Locker has been emptied. 3567 Hilborn Rd @ 9AM.

A- STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’ 53’ and insulated containers all sizes in stock. SPECIAL Trades are welcome. 40’ Containers under $2500! DMG 40’ containers under $2,000 each. Also JD 544 &644 wheel Loaders Wanted to buy 300 size hydraulic excavator Ph Toll free 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

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355 St. Laurent Ave.



#4353 - BRAND NEW 15X68 mobile home in a quiet adult park with a lovely riverfront location. Has a nice bright layout with vaulted ceilings and extra large windows. Spacious master bedroom with a 3pc ensuite and walk-in closet.

CALL RANDY TODAY! $119,000.00.

Beautiful one owner house with 4 or 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, lovely kitchen, and large master bdrm. Fully finished basement with great family room. All new flooring and paint in last 3 years. $229,900.00 #4590

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355 St. Laurent Ave.




Grade 12 Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word a must.

Initiating, monitoring, and processing woodlands contractor pay invoices, Ensuring timely contractor and government payments, Preparation of internal and external reporting packages, Communicating and assisting with various divisional woodland groups and management

Resumes will be accepted until July 23, 2014 and should be forwarded to:

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, possessing exceptional communication, planning, organization, and computer skills. Knowledge of Oracle Financials, LIMS, and woodlands contractor pay processes is an asset. A degree or diploma in ofÀce administration or business management is preferred.

or fax: Attention - Tim Waldriff Fax: (250) 991-7115 Email:

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply today in conÀdence, by emailing your resume and cover letter to by July 31, 2014.


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WestPine MDF, a division of West Fraser Mills Ltd. located in Quesnel, BC is accepting resumes from qualiÀed individuals for a RELIEF (on call position) • •


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mobile home on 2.44 private acres. Lots of updates, great oak kitchen, carport and covered deck. Upgraded electrical, new facia and decking. Beautiful setting.

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2008 10 Ft. Palomino

Gorgeous executive home on Bouchie Lake. All 3 spacious bedrooms have a view of the lake. 2½ baths, vaulted ceiling, formal dining room. Beautiful .53 acres with a lovely yard and deck. $347,000.00 #4536



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NQ 1Bdrm Apartment in 4 plex, next to park. Newly reno’d , $575 per mo. + Utilities. Lease & references. N/S only. Call or text (250)328-8747.

Duplex / 4 Plex 2Bdrm. Apartment in 4Plex. Adult oriented, $700/mo. includes heat. N/S. Small pets only. Available immediately. Call (250)747-1424

Homes for Rent For Rent 2Bdrm Mobile home on private lot. $700/mo. N/P Call (250)992-7625

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Suites, Lower 4bdrm/2Bath Close to MP Mall & Red Bluff School, Large Lot. Avail. Immed. Call (250) 747-3878


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TENT Trailer - Boat Rack. Great Condition, Sleeps 6 fridge/stove/furnace

One Tire Technician with previous experience One &ertiÂżeG 6ervice 0aintenance Technician with previous experience in the traGe %oth oI these positions reTuire a vaOiG %& &Oass 5 Drivers Licences. These are both full time permanent positions anG are not seasonal. )raser 5iver *0 offers a full beneÂżt pacNaJe incluGinJ 0eGical Dental Life ,nsurance anG 5563 plans.


Legal Notices Notice to Remove Private Land From Woodlot Licence W0531 Please be advised that Mike Lepetich is proposing to remove 119 hectares of private land from Woodlot Licence W0531 located in the vicinity of West Fraser Road, southPG Quesnel, B.C. Inquiries/comments to this proposal must be submitted to Cariboo Forest Consultants Ltd., 841 Elm St., Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J8, Attn: Steven Curtis, R.P.F. by July 28, 2014. Only written inquiries received by the above date will be responded to. Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting Steven Curtis, R.P.F. at 250747-4382.

The City of Quesnel invites interested parties to submit a sealed bid/offer on a City owned house only located at 442 Kinchant Street. The house is to be moved off of the existing site by October 15, 2014. (This purchase does not include any property). The interior of the house can be viewed during normal business hours by appointment only. The house is being sold on an “as it, where is� basis and includes all attached landings, stairs, carports etc. Sealed bids in a clearly marked envelope reading “Sale of 442 Kinchant Street� will be accepted at the front counter of City Hall, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC, V2J 7J5 until Friday, August 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. At that time, there will be a public opening. The City of Quesnel reserves the right to refuse any or all offers submitted on this building including the highest offer. Inquiries regarding this building may be directed to Ken Coombs, Director of Public Works and Engineering during office hours at 250-992-2111 or Kyle Russel, Facilities Maintenance Foreman, at (250) 255-7516.

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Welcome to the driver’s seat

The Cruze is Chevrolet’s entrant in the highly contested compact sedan segment. It is based on a global platform that has been refined for the domestic market with an emphasis on fuel economy.

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Chevy is Cruze-ing up the best seller charts from the apparent prejudice against Our neighbours to the south may still domestically produced small cars but be suspicious of smaller vehicles but its sales prove me to be a pessimist! they are more than welcome on driveIt may be a young’un but it’s already ways north of the border. undergone some significant changes In the top 20 best sellers, 15 are comand engine improvements. Perhaps pact or sub-compacts and the remainmost significant among them was the ing five are by no means gas-guzzlers. introduction of a clean diesel version The Honda Civic is the perennial top (pictured here) with a sticker price of seller, and according to the latest around $26,000. It’s not inexpensive figures available, the Hyundai Elantra I feared the but Canadians like the 4.2 L/100 km and the Toyota Corolla follow it. The Cruze would suffer highway fuel consumption offered Chevrolet Cruze, currently with a startby the 2-litre, turbocharged diesel ing sticker price of a few bucks more from the apparent powerplant. than $15,200, sits in a solid fourth prejudice against The base Cruze LS is also easy on place and it’s a ray of light for General domestically your gas budget. Its standard 6-speed Motors. manual transmission, coupled with It recorded a five per cent year-overproduced small a 1.4-litre powerplant, promises a year sales increase in the first quarter cars but its sales highway fuel consumption rating of reports. Its 2014 March sales were a prove me to be a 5.4 L/100 km – the auto tranny makes fraction under 50 per cent better than that 5.6 L/100 km. The Cruze Eco’s last year. In fact, it’s the brand’s bestpessimist. 1.4L turbocharged ECOTEC engine, seller with worldwide sales in excess of Keith Morgan generates 138 horses and sips 4.6 two million since its launch. L/100 km on the highway. Much has been written about the Ford It looks good today but in 2015, the Cruze gets a sigrevival and its excellent world car products – most of nificant visual refresh with an updated which fall into the small car category. GM does have grille and body shape that will competing products in what’s become a crowded give it more than a passmarket. The sub-compact Sonic is in the top 20 but ing resemblance to its nothing has caught fire in the way the Cruze has. larger sibling Malibu. It first surfaced here in late 2010 as a globally We’re told it will developed and designed compact four-door sedan get significant tech and five-door hatchback, replacing the outgoing changes, including Cobalt. When I drove one of the early editions, I an infotainment was impressed with its design and performance, system with a which matched any rival. It’s a car for a small family driver alert text starting out or singles with a daily commute on their system that can be hands. However, I feared the Cruze would suffer



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Drives-U-Crazy Lack of turn signals Reader Pat Mulligan complains that the lack of turn signal use is an epidemic. “Recently, I did a trip from Kelowna to Vancouver and kept track of people failing to signal . . . it happened 50 times!” What drives-u-crazy?

logging over 200 kilometres, the rear end does feel a little sleepy! General ergonomics are good, though I would have brought the handlebars a little closer to my body. They’re not a stretch for me, but something that would have made the ride more comfortable. I also would have liked a little more “grab” in the front and rear brakes. It seemed like I really had to bite hard into the front brake to get it to slow down. The logic behind that is that new riders are less likely to get in trouble in an event where they are nervous and get a little jumpy. Lastly, fit and finish of the bike could have been neater. Wires were exposed, and it took away from the overall aesthetic. That said the bike does have character to it. The 2015 Street 750 from Harley-Davidson has many good things going for it. And with it tipping the scale at just 222 kg (489 lbs.) – in running order – looks like Christmas comes early. Pricing will be announced closer to the release date. 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AUSTIN, TX. – I can’t think of a better time to learn how to ride or a harder time to ride. These juxtaposing thoughts can be explained thusly. There are so many great choices for new riders when it comes to machinery it’s hard to make a decision on what to add to your garage. The Harley 750 But the variety also means doesn’t carry some there are bikes to suit all. Those wanting to get on of the bulk people sportbikes don’t need to might associate start on a 250 or 300 cc, with the brand. It’s let alone a 600 cc variant. like losing all the You can get a 125 cc. Or when it comes to cruisers, weight you put on during the Christmas you don’t have to start on a machine that might be a holiday! little on the heavy side. You can get a competent road Alexandra Straub partner, which looks cool and doesn’t weigh south of 250 kilos. Enter the 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 750. 222 kilos, soaking wet. Hitting streets later this year, it’s the first new bike the American motorcycle maker has concocted from scratch in the last 11 years. The last all-new bike was the V-Rod. And with a blank canvas, Harley could start from the ground up, listen to the voices of the customer and translate that into a cruiser that is tailored to urban riding. On the streets of Austin, Texas, a group of international media had the opportunity to take the new machinery for a test drive. While the majority of the route takes us on long, sweeping stretches of country roads, the Street 750 really shines in slow speed environments. Why does it thrive in an urban setting? – For many reasons, the first being that Harley wanted to create a bike for the city rider. A bike that has a low-revving yet silky smooth engine and transmission, a low seat height, a favourable suspension – for all the potholes and road imperfections one might encounter –and is a bike on which variety of riders can feel comfortable. Let’s start with its all-new engine. The Street 750 is matched with a liquid-cooled – yes, liquid! - 749 cc, 60-degree, which gives ample acceleration when you need it, particularly when you’re accelerating from a standstill. Not only that, it doesn’t spew unwanted heat towards the rider when they’re idling. And if you’re like me, and wear full gear even on hot, summer days, you’re incredibly grateful for that. Furthermore, it’s paired to a 6-speed transmission. Normally, stop-go traffic on a Harley would be a pain. However, it wasn’t with the 750. It’s the easiest and lightest clutch I’ve worked with on any of the American motorcycle manufacturer’s bikes. Speaking of low seat height, it measures in at 709mm (27.9-inches.) Thanks to a narrow and lean chassis, as well as a narrow seat you can feel your feet. being planted even better because you’re not losing your touchdown ability. The Harley 750 doesn’t carry some of the bulk people might associate with the brand. It’s like losing all the weight you put on during the Christmas holiday! It just feels good. When it comes to the 750’s suspension, it’s not jarring and pleasantly soft. Not so soft, that it puts you to sleep, but a good balance of urban comfort mixed with open road riding pleasure. Up front, the 37mm telescopic forks and rear twin tubular externally mounted shocks absorb the bumps in the road and leave the rider feeling fine. However, after a day of

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1971 Chevrolet El Camino.

1978 Pontiac Trans AM. 1965 Pontiac GTO.

The five cars baby boomers miss the most Baby boomers are in full nostalgia mode as they contemplate their lost youth. And as the last generation that really bought into North America’s love affair with the automobile, it’s natural that some of that nostalgia is of Even though the four-wheeled variety. Here are five of the cars that baby woefully outdated, boomers miss the most: the MGB had little to Pontiac GTO: It’s still hard for Widetrack fans to believe no competition and that the entire division is no could have gone on more. It was a virtual tossup almost indefinitely. between Nos. 1 and 2 as to the most missed car, but with Rob Sass the 50th anniversary of the GTO (and arguably the muscle car itself) coming up, it has to be the Goat. Not the Australian Holden-in-disguise that we got from 2004-06, mind you, but the real 1964-72 bit of classic American muscle. Pontiac Trans Am: With Pontiac and therefore the Firebird gone, it’s reasonably certain that the famous T/A, with surely the most audacious hood decal, is gone for good (at least from GM). For people who just can’t accept that, performance car genius Ken Lingenfelter will sell you a fantastic Trans Am-inspired Camaro LTA.



Chevrolet El Camino: The half-car, half-pickup concept had real legs, lasting from the 1950s through the 1980s. It deserves another shot but GM seems to disagree, having on multiple occasions stubbornly refused to bring back the beloved El Camino. MGB: MG was the sports car Americans loved first, with servicemen bringing back MG TCs after WWII. When it was introduced in 1962, few could have imagined that the MGB would be the last new MG sold in the U.S. Nonetheless, that’s how it played out. In 1980, with the British auto industry in a free fall, the quaint factory in Abingdon, England, was closed, and that was it for MGs in the U.S. A shame; even though woefully outdated, the MGB had little to no competition and could have gone on almost indefinitely, or at least until 1989, when the Mazda Miata was introduced. Those of a certain age still miss the little MGB on sunny days. Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser station wagon: Nearly every boomer has a story about the Vista Cruiser, whether it’s a road trip from hell or just getting shuttled to school or Cub Scouts or Brownies in one. The Vista Cruiser, with its unique windows on the roof and the back, backseat where misbehaving siblings could be banished, was the official wagon of the wonder years for so many boomers. Rob Sass is the vice-president of content for Hagerty Insurance. Hagerty is the world’s leading specialist provider of classic car and boat insurance. Learn more at and you can email

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Manchester United. What on earth is an old part sepia picture of a soccer player doing in Driveway? Well, Chevrolet has invited Manchester United fans worldwide to help celebrate the brand’s debut on the club’s new home shirt by participating in a unique digital experience. Fans visiting can be among the first to sign up to ‘virtually’ wear and share the new shirt via their social channels as part of Chevrolet’s “What Do You #PlayFor?” global campaign.



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