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AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter He says if controversial speech is prohibited then no speech is safe. Jeremy Maddock is studying law at UVIC and is currently helping Arthur Topham, charged with “promotion of hatred” navigate the judicial system. And after the death of his lawyer Doug Christie in March of 2013, Topham said he’s even more grateful. “He’s been so dedicated since Doug passed away,” Topham said. “I’m so grateful, otherwise I’m sure I’d be hooped.” Maddock, who was working under Christie for three years, said Topham’s case and the issue of freedom of expression are his motivating factors in offering his time and expertise. “If you’re having a political discussion – I would hope you would have the right to agree or disagree with foreign government,” he said. Topham was arrested and his house searched in May 16 of 2012 after it was determined “there were “reasonable grounds the offence of promotion of hatred was committed.” At the time a number of items were seized, including: • Computer, laptop, smartphone, or device that accesses the Internet and is capable of uploading and downloading information, and all their peripheral equipment, computer discs, drives or storage devices which could be used to store information; and • Billing records, receipts and correspondence with ABC Communications and Netforms and correspondence in the form of mail or physical documents directed to Radical Press. The alleged offence falls under section 319(2) of the Criminal Code: willful promotion of hatred. The search warrant and arrest were executed by the New Westminster Police Services, British Columbia Hate Crime Team. At the time Topham was prohibited from accessing the Internet and operating his websites, including the Radical Press, but those restrictions were reinstated in early November of 2012. Anyone wishing to contribute to Topham’s “freedom of expression fund” check out, http://gogetfunding.com/project/ freedom-of-speech-in-canada-under-attack.

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Sled Dog Mail Run wrap-up

This is being written three weeks to the day since the 23rd Annual Mail Run musher’s meeting and time has whizzed by. The overall feedback coming from all corners is that the Mail Run was yet another great event. A fun-filled four days, lots of smiles and happy faces, some great dog mushing, 12 bags of mail, lots of good food, all of this along with some of the weirdest winter weather that the Mail Run has ever experienced. It started Friday morning with the drive to the post office for the swearing in ceremony, rain on the truck windshield. Rain was to become the hallmark of the weekend – lots of it. There was tons of snow on the ground and the Friday and Saturday trails had been very well groomed, so despite any rain, these trails proved to be outstanding. Sled dogs don’t mind running in the rain, in fact they enjoy it, dehydration certainly wasn’t a problem and there was very little friction from the sled runners. The secret was for the mushers (and others) to dress appropriately and to stay dry – as stated above, the mushing (and the snowshoeing) was great. It was on Sunday

that the rain took control and it wasn’t so much the impact on the trail as it was on the staging areas. The parking lots that organizers had worked so hard to get well ploughed, to ensure lots of parking space for dog trucks and spectators. Glare ice made it almost impossible to walk, certainly impossible to hook up a dog team. Snowmobiles were spinning out, there was no traction. It would have been possible to ice skate through all of Barkerville Historic Town (actually the idea sounds appealing). The obvious priority for organizers was safety. Safety for everyone, participants, volunteers, spectators and of course dogs. It would have been foolhardy to attempt to run the mail teams in the dangerous conditions. The mail had been delivered by dog team to Troll Resort by Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, all of the mail carriers gathered together at Troll Resort, placed their mail bags into one sled and posed for a photo with the Postmistress. This was to be the end of the actual sled dog Mail Run. One musher and her handlers, along with the Postmistress then drove to Barkerville and staged a ceremonial photograph in

front of Barkerville’s iconic St. Saviour’s church. The mail did get to Barkerville and it was in a dog sled, but it wasn’t actually pulled by dogs over the last leg of its journey. The 2,164 envelopes were then placed in to the regular mail system for delivery to 29 countries including all Canadian provinces and 29 U.S. states. Twelve dog teams and one snowshoer carried official Canada Post Mail over the route. There were five more dog teams of various sizes ready to participate in Sunday’s Barkerville Dash, along with a host of skijors and skiers. Almost seventy volunteers supported all of the events. The volunteer support and enthusiasm was

outstanding. Who are these people? The Mail Run organizing committee under the leadership of event manager Barb Bachmeier, the Lakeview Girl Guides who organized and served a fantastic Pot Luck Supper, the Baden Powel Scout Troops from both Quesnel and Prince George who were everywhere, the Snowmobile trail markers, groomers and safety sweeps who did a truly outstanding job while donating the use of their own sleds. Volunteers selling souvenirs, organizing banquet ticket sales, co-ordinating the auction, running the Musher’s Sports, those who oversaw the envelope sales outlets, the envelope cancellation armies

that convened for four nights of determined envelope stamping. There were volunteers cooking hamburgers, telling people where to park, creating beautiful participation certificates, serving hot chocolate, putting up and taking down banners and start chutes, getting sled dogs safely to the starting line and this doesn’t include the many, many local businesses and services that donated goods, their time and sometimes both to ensure that the 23rd Annual Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run, a truly unique international event, was a wonderful success. –Submitted by Jeff Dinsdale, communication volunteer

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CITY COUNCIL NEWS The Executive Committee Engaging the public in strategic decisions Quesnel City Council’s Executive Committee, made up of Mayor Simpson and Councillors Coleman and Roodenburg, has recently been focused on planning and preparing for Council’s various public engagement activities. Traditionally, the Executive Committee would meet to address human resource and labour/management issues as they arose. While the newly constituted Executive Committee is still responsible for these issues, along with investigating any claims that Council members have breached the new Code of Conduct which each Council member voluntarily signed, the Committee is also responsible for planning and coordinating all public engagement activities that Council will be undertaking. The first opportunity the public will have to engage with Council is with respect to our comprehensive review of the City’s parks and playgrounds. The intent of this review is to assist Council in developing a ten year Green Spaces, Parks and Open Space Recreation Master Plan. This review and subsequent plan will form part of the City’s revision and updating of its Official Community Plan, another planning exercise the public will have many opportunities to engage in. The first public open house on the parks plan will be held on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. Council is currently working with the Ministry of Transportation and our own Public Works staff to explore options to improve the safety of the Highway 97 corridor through town. Again, this work will form part of our Official Community Plan update and there will be an opportunity for the public to provide insight into this issue at a public forum we’re planning for the early fall. Council has requested the Minister of Transportation to provide some additional planning dollars to the regional Ministry staff to help us to plan these safety improvements. The Executive Committee is also planning a forum on affordable housing in late spring, providing assistance to Councillor Roodenburg to plan for the start-up of a Social Sustainability and Public Safety Task Force that will explore issues related to the increase in aggressive panhandling in the downtown core, and will host an open house at our Public Works Yard in order to begin to educate the public about our need to relocate this yard in the near future. The Executive Committee is also responsible for strategic communications with the public and the focus of that work right now is on the budget. Watch for a Special Edition Q-City News in your mailbox soon that will give you a detailed overview of our 2015 budget and what it means for you. cityhall@quesnel.ca 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC V2J 7J5 www.quesnel.ca


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Northern Health program challenges Gold Pan’s male workforce

Northern Health is challenging Gold Pan men in the workforce to live a healthier, more active lifestyle. The POWER PLAY program begins its next six-week healthy living challenge this week with a focus on healthy food choices and physical activity outside of the workplace. The PLAYOFF challenge builds on what the participants have already learned and accomplished over the first six weeks and encourages each man to set new goals for himself. Launched in fall 2014, the first of two sixweek interventions focused on getting men moving by challenging them to walk the Great Northern Circle Route and keep track of their steps. Employees of Excel Trucking, Lomak Bulk Carriers Ltd, the

City of Terrace, and Ridley Coal Terminal participated in the first challenge. In the next challenge, they will earn points for each healthy eating choice they make, as well as the time they spend engaged in physical activity outside of work. These points will translate into goals and ice time as men compete in the PLAYOFF hockey challenge. The program, aimed at improving men’s health in the workplace, is a collaboration between the BC and Yukon Division of the Canadian Cancer Society, the BC Cancer Agency, Northern Health, and researchers from Athabasca University and the University of British Columbia. It is funded through a Canadian Cancer Society grant. Employees involved

in the pilot have embraced the friendly competition and they’re already noticing a difference in their level of activity. “Physically I feel great, my energy has shot right up and I have more energy to do more. I look fit and my steps have gone up from about 14,000 before the Step Up challenge to 20,000 after,” Lorenzo Webb, an employee of Lomak Bulk Carriers in Prince George, said. “The goal is to engage men where they’re at right now and encourage them to take steps to improve their health today and for the long term,” regional lead for men’s health, Northern Health, Holly Christian said. “Increasing activity and making healthier food choices are small changes that can have a huge impact

on lowering risk for chronic disease and cancer,” Margaret Jones-Bricker, regional director for the Northern Region, Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division, said. “It has been encouraging to see the response from participants as well as the pilot worksites,” provincial director, prevention programming, BC Cancer Agency, Sonia Lamont said. “We’re so pleased to hear about the strategies taken by the employers to support their workers during the challenge, as well as the team support and encouragement that is evident.” For information on POWERPLAY and other projects from the harmonization research, www. facebook.com/ powerplayprogram or harmonization. ok.ubc.ca/.

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he speech from the throne of the B.C. legislature would leave most outsiders with the impression that the province has few issues to deal with during the spring sitting. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon read the speech on behalf of the provincial government on Tuesday, outlining the priorities for sitting MLAs over the next several weeks which includes a new rural advisory to look for economic opportunities and focus on the education system to fill a skilled labour shortage. In effect, it’s a ‘stand-pat’ speech that offers little in the way of new spending or initiatives. While Premier Christy Clark and her Liberal government focus attention on resource extraction in B.C.’s north, families all over the province struggle to make ends meet with rising costs of Medical Services Plan premiums, electricity rates and ferry fares, just to name a few. Many communities across the province have a high poverty rate, especially among children. An end to the child support clawback for people on social assistance, which has been discussed at the provincial level, would have made a difference to this issue. Clark and her team release the provincial budget on Tuesday (Feb. 17), which they claim will be balanced. A chance remains that some of these issues will be addressed at that time. Throne speeches always bring a lot of bluster, though, so when they’re silent on certain subjects, it speaks volumes. The provincial government should use the next week to ensure its budget priorities are focused on the needs of average British Columbians. –Black Press

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he annual ritual of declaring a crisis in health care is upon us, with the B.C. Liberal government boasting that we have the best system in Canada, while the NDP and the B.C. Nurses’ Union try to portray it as the worst. The BCNU is the last big public sector union still to settle in the latest round of contract talks. Feeding horror stories to the media is part of its strategy, and this time it was a patient at Abbotsford Hospital assigned a bed in a small shower room for a month due to chronic overcrowding. Hospital officials said his care wasn’t compromised. We’ve seen it in Abbotsford, Surrey and elsewhere: a new hospital or expansion is built and is immediately overcrowded. We are reminded every winter that influenza season brings a wave of people into emergency, expecting treatment for a viral infection that in most cases can only run its course. Many people still don’t understand what “the flu” is, beyond the notion

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B.C. Views that it sounds serious enough to tell the boss you won’t be in to work. And as fewer doctors choose the endless demands of family practice, the expectation that all problems must be dealt with quickly and for free seems to grow as inexorably as the health care budget. An emergency physician of my acquaintance provided a typical scenario for night shift at the ER. Where once nights were quiet, now there are patients waiting for hours, around the clock. Several are drunk, and one has urinated on the floor. Surveys show as many as half of ER visits are alcoholrelated, from overdoses to fights, falls, car crashes and chronic conditions.

NDP government in the 1990s, because we’ve had the best health outcomes in Canada since 1993. The fact is that we exercise more, we smoke less and we drink less, and that’s to the credit of British Columbians.” We also have more elderly people, as Premier Christy Clark argued in 2011 when the federal government changed its financing formula. After years of increasing transfers by six per cent per year, the late federal finance minister Jim Flaherty announced that starting in 2014, increases would be tied to economic growth, but wouldn’t fall below three per cent. This of course was treated as a cut, rather than continued increases above inflation. But there it is, and all provinces have to deal with it. Darcy is quite right that personal responsibility is the key, something to remember as the usual squabbling of special interests continues. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. tfletcher@ blackpress.ca

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Into this chaos comes a mother with her young child, who has nasal and chest congestion. The child’s cough led her to throw up, so off to ER they went, blithely assuming that this is where you bring a kid with a cold. This week’s B.C. budget brings us a step closer to the moment when half of all provincial revenues go to keep the health care system running. In the legislature, NDP health critic Judy Darcy blasted Health Minister Terry Lake for the government’s failure to keep its 2010 promise to find everyone in B.C. a family doctor. Lake allowed they’re still working on that, and then plugged the latest Conference Board of Canada study showing B.C. ranks third in the world in health care outcomes, second only to Switzerland and Sweden. Darcy, a former president of the Hospital Employees’ Union, was quick to respond: “This is surely a first in question period, the Minister of Health going back to the record of the

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t the beginning of the Old Testament in the bible, is the story of Abraham, a figure well known in the Jewish, Islamic and Christian Religions. In this story, Abraham is asked by God to kill his son Isaac to prove that Abraham will obey God at all times. It is the first time in the bible that deals with sacrifice. Abraham will sacrifice his son in order for God to believe him, even if God is all knowing and lives in the present, the past and the future

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according to the scripture. God also leads the Israelites through the desert for forty years and eventually takes them to the border of Canaan where God tells the Israelites: “Go into this land and kill all the men, women and children this is now your country.” To me this does not sound like a God of the world but more like a God with a sort of preference list. Joseph Campbell a very renowned anthropologist stated it differently, he said, “this is not a god of the world, this is at most

a rural God.” It is strange that three major religions the Jewish, the Christian and the Muslim religions are based on the same Old Testament. The difference occurs after the birth of Christ, when the Jews claim that Christ has not come yet, the Christians believe that Jesus is our saviour and the Muslims believe that Allah is God and Mohammed is his prophet. It is a question mark for me how one book, the Old Testament, can cause so much confusion and

wars. It is sad that these wars are still going on today. Western countries or Christians are at war with Arab or Muslim countries and Israel or the Jews are backing the Western countries or Christians at this time. Since shortly after the death of Jesus those three religions have been at war for about two thousand years. The oldest Christian church (the Copts) is in Egypt and is now attacked by the Muslims. The original Roman Catholic Church is split in the Russian and

Greek Orthodox and the Anglican Church. Martin Luther left the Catholic Church and started the Reformation. I think the oldest Protestant church in the Western society is the Lutheran Church. Shortly after the reformation the war started between the Protestants and the Catholics which in Holland lasted for 80 years with much cruelty on both sides, the last of that war is still going on in Ireland. The Reformist or Protestant movement

eventually exploded like fireworks into an array of churches of which eleven are in the Friday edition ad section of this paper. It is amazing that one book can be the source of wars and is explained in so many different ways. I find it remarkable that a lot of people seem to know what God thinks or wants while God wrote or inspired people to write a book that is full of contradictions and still the bible is used for wars to carry on. Bert de Vink’s a longtime Quesnel resident and Observer contributor.

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Quesnel Rotarians Celebrate Rotary Week • February 16-20, 2015 Welcome to Rotary! As the president of Rotary Club of Quesnel for 2014-15, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our club. This year’s Rotary International theme is “Light Up Rotary”.   This means clubs everywhere, on every continent, will be celebrating this theme and will be planning activities with this theme in mind. The annual Rotary theme is one piece that unites all clubs around the world.  The other piece is the “Four Way Test”.  This is the set of principles that clubs and their individual members strive to adhere to as they go about the business of serving their communities to make them, and the world, a better place. Consisting of four questions, “Of the things we think, say or do: 1.          Is it the TRUTH?  2.          Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3.          Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?  4.          Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?”

I write further to your letter of January 6, 104, in which you request that Quesnel City Council proclaim February 17 - 21, 2014 as Rotary Week in the City of Quesnel. At a regular Council Meeting, in the City of Quesnel, held January 13, 2014, Council passed the following Resolution: 14-02-50

THAT Council proclaims the week of February 17-21, 2014 as Rotary Week.

CARRIED

We congratulate Rotary International on their 109th Anniversary as a worldwide service organization.

When members of our club make decisions regarding supporting activities or funding requests or getting involved in community events, we look to the four-way test to determine if it aligns with the proposed initiative. If it does, then we decide if and how we can participate. There is nothing particularly special about Rotarians – we are concerned, generous citizens who are willing to give some of our time, and some of our money, to making the world around us a better place.  Some of us choose to travel abroad to immunize children so their lives won’t be plagued by dreadful, debilitating diseases.  Some of us choose to volunteer at a local event to raise funds for causes that support people with various needs. Some of us choose to help out our neighbour instead of watching our favourite television show. Some of us choose to contribute some of our hard earned money to projects we can’t physically be a part of.  Rotarians come from backgrounds and speak languages as varied as there are colours on earth.  We are people who conscientiously choose to make a positive difference. There is no prerequisite for wealth, or power or position or title.  When we are asked to consider joining Rotary, it is because someone has seen us doing something they think is good for someone else – they have known us to provide “Service Above Self”. We all have this potential in us and Rotary has formalized a way for us to come together and adhere to these principles collectively, so there is more opportunity for truth, fairness, goodwill and benefit to others. If you are interested in learning more about Rotary or about our club, please contact one of us and we will be happy to share our experiences and knowledge with you.  I look forward to a year of lighting up our community with wonderful events and loads of goodwill.  Yours in Rotary service and friendship,   Rebecca Beuschel  2014-15 President Rotary Club of Quesnel

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Rotary in Quesnel owes a massive debt of gratitude to Peter Gook, our last surviving charter member from 1955. Peter was central in bringing Rotary to Quesnel and then continued to play a leading role in everything we did for years after, including being our second Club President 1957-59.

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Rebecca Beuschel

Honey Affleck

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Tim Cawdell

Kyla Cooper

Keith Corbett

Scott Elliot

Andre Erlank

Warren Exshaw

Peter Gook. Hon. Member

Doug Gore

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Kathy Somerville

Mary Sjostrom

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Diane Rogers

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Proud Supporter of our Community

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Cathy Walsh

Peter Walsh

Phil Warden

Debbie Wiens

Linda Woods

Bob was well known in our community as a result of his work as Superintendent of Schools for Quesnel from 1974 to 1986, and his near 40 year association with Rotary. Having joined in 1975, Bob was an active participant in the affairs of our club and its community projects for over 30 years. He was named a Paul Harris fellow, and a life member of Rotary. We lost Bob in October. He is survived by his wife Joy, son Mark (Vancouver), his sister Irene (New Jersey USA), his brother Ralph (Ontario) and many nieces and nephews.

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Certified specialist in Orthodontics

Laura Van Schaick

Linda Veer

#104 - 345 Reid Street

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THE FOUR-WAY TEST Of the things we think, say or do first...Is it the TRUTH? second...Is it FAIR to all concerned? third...Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? fourth...Will it be BENEFICIAL?

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About Rotary

A popular misconception is that Rotary is all about old people – not so!

Paul P. Harris, an attorney, wanted to create a professional

For people age 30 and younger, our youth programmes allow participants to discover more about themselves and the world by participating in community projects, leadership training, or cultural exchanges.  Young people also learn about the  principles of ethics, service, and fellowship that Rotarians exemplify.   In Quesnel, Correlieu Interact was formed in 2007 and has since completed a series of outstanding years. For those aged 19-30, we are also steadily gathering momentum to charter a Rotaract club. Our Club also sponsors participants in RYLA (weekend leadership camps), Adventures in Tourism, and Adventures in Forestry. We also welcome at least one student into our community every second year from overseas - “Jimmy “ Yang is currently here from Taiwan, while Raigan Richardson is half way through her time in Sweden.

group with the same friendly spirit he felt in the small towns of his youth. On 23 February 1905, Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram Shorey gathered at Loehr’s office in Room 711 of the Unity Building in downtown Chicago. This was the first Rotary club meeting. They decided to call the new club “Rotary” after the practice of rotating meeting locations. Within five years clubs had formed across the country, from

Interact

Formed in 2007, Interact has quickly become an active component of life at Correlieu Senior Secondary School. At the start of each school year, supported by Correlieu faculty and members of our club, Correlieu Interact meets to elect a new groups of leaders and decide upon what projects to take on...and then launches into action.

San Francisco to New York.

There’s plenty of time left in this school year to be involved, so if you attend Correlieu, track down 2014-15 President Jadie Guay or Vice-President Amanda Albers.

which itself celebrates a landmark 60th anniversary this year,

110 years later, Rotary International consists of 1.2million members of 34,500 clubs across the world, including the 45 Active and 2 Honorary members of Rotary Club of Quesnel having been chartered on 2 November 1955.

Rotaract

Rotaract is a club for adults ages 18-30 that meets twice a month to exchange ideas, plan activities and projects, and socialize. While Rotary clubs serve as sponsors, Rotaract clubs decide how to organize and run their club and what projects and activities to carry out. We are currently exploring the possibilities of helping to establish a Rotaract club in Quesnel. If you are interested in knowing more or even being involved, speak with student Harjinder Jassal or Nicole Loureiro of Community Futures

Silvester Schiele, Paul Harris, Hiram Shorey, and Gustavus Loehr

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Artist turns passion for equines to portraits in pencil and acrylic

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arlene Pegg is a western artist who has lived the life of a horse trainer and ranch wife for the past 40 years. She doesn’t just love horses, she lives and breathes horses. In fact, someone who once had occasion to ride one of her horses commented that, “she walks in their minds.” Pegg has now turned her passion for horses to artistic expression in both acrylics and pencil drawings. From a very tender age, Pegg would rush through her household chores and head outside to commune with the farm horses. Later in life, she helped raise her family with the money she earned from riding the rough stock. Through those years she developed her horsemanship skills and started turning out all-around ranch horses. She often worked with horses in need of rehabilitation others had given up on. Her talent and horsemanship skills caught the attention of renown personality Hugh Mclennan who featured her as a talented horse trainer on the Spirit of the West radio program. Years of hard work and bronc riding eventually ended her career as a trainer. She now puts pencil to paper and brush to canvas to capture the memory of a challenging and rewarding career and its equine and human characters she has loved so well. She works primarily in the medium of acrylics and pencils. Over the years she dabbled in oils, clay, and ceramic dishes, but has settled on acrylics and pencils as her preferred mediums of artistic expression. Born into a family of talented musicians and artists, Pegg had a natural ability to draw as far back as she can recall. Drawing pictures of horses for school

friends helped encourage her along, but it wasn’t until she started working with horses that she learned how to capture their unique personalities. She is a self-taught artist with no formal training in her craft. While Pegg has typically most enjoyed capturing the spirit of the horse, she has also studied the life hidden between the lines of the weathered faces of the modest cowboys and cowgirls of the ranching industry. Her pencil renderings of local cowboys speak volumes about the life lived from the saddle and its school of hard knocks. Having lived as a cattle rancher’s wife herself for many years, she has acquired a diverse and in-depth understanding of its demands which she so capably communicates through her art. Her overall goal in being an artist is to keep her connected in an intimate way with a meaningful life she has loved and enjoyed so much. Pegg’s art has been featured at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival and will be there again this year, in the Williams Lake Art Walk at the 4Sure Bistro and at the Oasis Café in Mcleese Lake. It is also on display for the month of February at the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre, Art from the Heart Exhibition. Depending on the size and complexity of the work she is doing she can complete a commissioned art work in a week to three weeks time, with portraits in pencils averaging about three days. Prices of originals and prints vary so it is best to call her directly for a quote at her home number (250) 747-1959. You can also go online to see more of her works at www. marlenepegg.vpweb.ca. – submitted by Angela Zieske

Life’s reflections

Above: Marlene Pegg, artist; left: Bronc Twan, a local rancher; below: acrylic call “Happiness in the friends we keep.” Contributed photos


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Conservation workshop slated at museum During Heritage Week, the Quesnel Museum and Archives is offering a workshop on caring for your antiques and family treasures, Feb. 21, 1 – 3 p.m. Museum Manager Elizabeth Hunter will present a talk and hands on demonstration of conservation techniques. What should I use to clean my silver? How can I safely wash antique clothing? What should I do with this torn, rolled-up map? How should I store my wedding dress? If these or other questions about conserving your treasures have you puzzled, plan to attend this workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring a small item or document for treatment or encapsulation. Free with regular admission to the museum. There is a charge for take home conservation supplies. To register contact the museum at 250-992-9580.

Elizabeth Hunter will provide information on preserving your family treasurers. Annie Gallant photo

Tell Us Your Story project set to launch in two locations From the Writer’s Cafe, which includes Quensel Wordspinners and Parkland Wordsmiths, is a new project funded, in part, through a $1,000 grant from Plan H – BC Healthy Community Capacity Building Project funding. With these funds the organizing committee has planned part of the first phase of Tell Us Your Story project. The goal of this project is to create an on-going series of sessions/workshops/ classes, which bridges the connection between community members who’d like to tell their story and the opportunities and resources of this project. These stories will feature the residents in our neighbourhoods, how they came to live here, what their experiences have been and what they have learned or hope to learn. Some participants

will be able to adequately tell their own story by whatever media they choose, only needing editing and publishing resources for example, while others will require a facilitator to help them through the entire process from start to finish. One of the enduring values of such a project is the permanent records of our residents’ contribution to the communities in which they live. This is a cherished element of the culture of any community. There is also the possibility that with on-going projects, a publishing industry could evolve. The project will be rolled out in phases, one building on a previous phase. The first phase is engagement with the community members through open houses and working with partners already reaching out to members of the commu-

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nity. Quesnel Wordspinners/Parkland Chapter will host two open house luncheons with stakeholders and invitees. One at Parkland Community Centre, Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and

March 7 at Bouchie Lake Hall, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. A co-ordinator will be hired to organize this phase and bring together all stakeholders and invitees. Once the engagement of the communi-

ty is evaluated, steps required to move to subsequent phases will be implemented. To find out more about this project and how you can get involved, contact Pam, 250-747-0088 or Linda, 250-991-0923.

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People with Type 1 diabetes have reason to hope that they won’t have to inject insulin for the rest of their lives. Scientists are working with stem cells. It is known that stem cells can be trained to act like any other type of body cell and the researchers are training them to produce human insulin. Many steps must be taken before actual clinical trials can take place around 2017 but it looks promising. Everyone loves snack foods at times. Instead of reaching for the potato chips and pretzels, try some nuts. Almonds, pistachios, cashews, walnuts and pumpkins seeds do contain fat but these fats are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats which are good for us. They are also packed with protein. It takes about 5 to 6 hours for our bodies to eliminate half the caffeine in a cup of coffee. Some people need that to help kickstart their days. It’s also a reason why coffee too late in the day may not be advisable if you have sleeping problems. Most “cold pills” contain an antihistamine and a decongestant. The antihistamine helps to dry mucus secretions and reduce the irritation caused by coughing. The decongestant relieves the stuffy feeling in the nose and sinuses. Some products may contain a pain reliever and/or a cough suppressant which may or may not be needed. The best product choice is one that treats only the symptoms you have. Don’t hesitate to ask our pharmacists questions about cold medications or any other type We have the answers.

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Thank You’s

A great BIG Thank you to all of our Community Sponsors & Awesome Volunteers! Our Volunteer Draw winners are: Joe Daigle, Jerry Cheung, Jordan Daly, Bill Bolton, Brent Oxenbury, Trey Lightening, Hazel Massier, Bernice Heinzelman, Bob Zimmerman! Thank you for your continued support of our Winter Carnival! Grand Prize Winner of a Supper for 8 donated by Savalas is Teresa Larsen! Save On Foods – you have big hearts and it shows! Quesnel City Workers for the amazing job with the snow plowing, sanding and equipment! Smokin’ Joe for setting off the Fireworks! William Bolton – artist extraordinaire!! Quesnel is blessed to have you! Scotia Bank Volunteers – you have the smiley faces that we need at the front gate – job well done! Quesnel Arts Council Team for the “fun” atmosphere in the Krafts 4 Kids Centre – you guys were HOPPING!! The Baker Creek Enhancement Society for the enjoyable “interactive” displays & Hot Apple Cider. Our Advertising partners: Cariboo Observer, Vista Radio, Coffee Break We also thank the following: • Active Rental • Bargain Hunter & South Hill Graphics • Best Western Tower Inn • Billy Barker • Cariboo Ski Touring Club • Douglas Lake Equipment • Fortis BC • Fountain Tire • Geo Caching Team • Granvilles • Hockey Clubs: Quesnel Icemen Old-Timers’ Hockey League and the Quesnel Gold Diggers

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Sustaining Partner Profile – Quesnel Cariboo Observer The Quesnel Cariboo Observer has been the voice of Quesnel since 1908. Quesnel Community Foundation has been very fortunate to have The Observer as a Sustaining Partner since the inception of the Foundation. One of the hardest tasks of any charity is spreading the word of what you do and how you do it and for us, The Cariboo Observer has made this easy. “We have a great working partnership with the Foundation,” says Tracey Roberts, Publisher. “We at the Observer want to be involved in our community in more ways than just sharing the news. Supporting the Foundation in all it does for our community allows us to do this.” You can read about the Foundation every Wednesday in the Quesnel Cariboo Observer. Visit our website at www.quesnelfoundation.ca or contact us at qcf@shaw.ca SUSTAINING PARTNERS

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ESTHER JANICE MCCLURE

July 27, 1940 ~ February 5, 2015 It is with much sadness that the family of Esther Janice McClure announce her passing February 5, 2015 at G. R. Baker Memorial Hospital, Quesnel, B.C. Esther was born in Van Albert, Ont. the eldest of 5 children to Fred and Lucy Heimbechner on July 27, 1940. Esther was predeceased by her father Fred, mother Lucy, sisters; Marlene and Joan. Esther moved to Hope, B.C. as a small child, then to Rosedale. She married Don McClure in Chilliwack, B.C. in 1960 and moved to Quesnel in late 1963. She is survived by husband Don; daughter Darlene McClure and partner Curtis Galbraith of Quesnel; grandaughter Ember McClure and fiance Justin Fedirko of Dawson Creek, B.C.; brothers Bruce Heimbechner of Lytton, B.C., Fred (Karen) Heimbechner of Kamloops, B.C.; and her beloved dog Mitsy. Small of Stature ~ Big of Heart. A celebration of life will be held mid summer. Special thanks to Dr.’s Walker, Martins and Aziz and all the nursing staff at the hospital for their compassion and care in her time of need.

Waiting for spring Despite the recent balmy weather, most Quesnel residents are expecting another winter slam before spring is officially here. Annie Gallant photo

C ommunity C alendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS ETC... MONDAY FAMILY LITERACY EVENT Feb. 23, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in West Park Mall. Free activities and snacks. Sponsored by Literacy Quesnel Society, 778-414-9119. SAVE YOUR MILK JUGS for use during Skyfest 2015, Aug. 1 – 2. Organizers are asking everyone to save, clean milk jugs with their lids on and please don’t crush them. If you have somewhere to store them, please do so, if not drop off with Connie at Curves. WINTER OUTERWEAR FOR KIDS AND ADULTS now being accepted at Super Suds Laundromat, 415 McLean St. Cleaned items will be available at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel, Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. For information call 250-

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TUESDAY QUESNEL LIVE ARTS PRESENTS BALLET JORGEN’S CINDERELLA March 3, 7:30 p.m., Chuck Mobley Theatre. Tickets available at Save-On Foods, Green Tree Health, at the door or in advance by calling 250-747-2207. Cost is $25/show/each (adult) or $20/show/ each (seniors and youth.) ROLLER DERBY PUB NIGHT, March 7, 6 p.m., The Occidental, Buffet dinner, silent auction, dessert auction, door prizes. Tickets $30 (in advance) at The Occidental or from any Gold Pain City Derby girl. Enjoy DJ music and try your luck with 50/50 draw. SENIORS ADVOCACY SERVICE will be servicing the community at City Hall-Main Floor, left hand side for the month of February, hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m..To book an appointment call Susan, 250-9919664. SENIORS’ SOCK HOP AT THE LEGION every Tuesday, 2 – 4 p.m. in the

lounge. No charge. Come down and enjoy an afternoon dancing to the oldies, playing darts, pool and crib. ALZHEIMER SOCIETY PRESENTS FAMILY CAREGIVER SERIES WORKSHOP April 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. GR Baker Hospital upper boardroom. Cost is by donation. Preregistration required. Programs without sufficient registrants will be cancelled. To register call 1-866564-7533 or e-mail, ljones@alzheimerbc. org.

THURSDAY QUESNEL FILM CLUB PRESENTS Force Majeure Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. Carib Theatre. Tickets are $9 (reg. admission) and $7 (seniors.) For information call 250747-7422 or 250747-3979. FRIDAY

SATURDAY LEARN CONSERVATION TECHNIQUES from museum manager Elizabeth Hunter, Feb. 21, 1 – 3 p.m. during Heritage Week. Caring for your antiques and family treasures with a talk and hands on demonstrations is on

the agenda. Participants are encourage to bring a small item for treatment or encapsulation. Free with regular museum admission. Charges for take home conservation supplies. For information call 250-992-9580. TELL US YOUR STORY PROJECTS Invitation to information session. Please RSVP to attend one of two events, Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Parkland Community Centre or March 7, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Bouchie Lake Hall, lunch will be served. To RSVP call Pam, 250-747-0088 or Linda, 250-9910923. FIRST ST. PATRICKS DAY PACE AND PINT 5km walk or run around the Riverfront Trail, March 14, 11 a.m. (start and finish at the Cariboo Hotel). Entry fees are $25 (before Feb. 28) or $30 (after March 1) Registration at Reason2Run, 424A Reid Street, 250-992-2786 or Healthy Transformations, Maple Park Mall, 250-9912213. All proceeds to Quesnel Cancer Care Unit. 29TH ANNUAL

DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA BANQUET AND AUCTION April 25, Quesnel Seniors’ Centre, doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets $50/person. Call Russ, 250-992-3485, Ray, 250-747-8313, Darcey, 250-9927763, Sherry, 250747-4668 or online at ducks.ca/event LIONS CLUB GARAGE SALE, the last Saturday of every month at Maple Park Mall, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hot dogs and coffee available.

SUNDAY GOLD PAN GRANNIES SCRABBLE FUN DAY, Feb. 22, doors open at 1 p.m., play starts at 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s Community Hall. Admission, $20 ($15 each if you register with a friend) Refreshments included. There is a trophy and prizes. For information call 250-992-7485.

ONGOING EVENTS KEENAGERS FITNESS CLASS at the Legion, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. lead by fitness instructor Cindy Paul. NOTE: classes are cancelled when school buses are not

running. PEOPLE INTERESTED IN FOSTERING IN QUESNEL contact Lisa Shearer, 250-992-2759, ext. 225 at Axis Family Resources. QUESNEL TOASTMASTERS Wednesdays, from 7 – 9 p.m. at CNC. Come and visit and learn about improving your communication skills in a warm and friendly environment. Are you new to Quesnel? It’s a great way to get connected. Contact Ruby at 250-7471180 or rubydksn@ telus.net BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meets last Thursday of the month at noon at the Legion, 11:45 a.m. for a luncheon meeting. For information call Vi, 250747-1130 or Cora, 250-992-9344. PLANNING AN EVENT? NEED A LOCATION? St. John’s Hall newly renovated space. For information and reservations contact 250-992-6152. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB meets the third Thursday of the month at noon in the program room at

the Quesnel Library to discuss books members have read. New members are welcome. Call 250747-3547 for information. SENIORS CURLING New members welcome, no experience necessary. Regular on-line or phone curling rink for more information. DARTS Calling new dart players for 2014-15 season. Mixed dart league (two men, two women.) No experience necessary. Play is every Tuesday night, 6:45 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Call Steven, 250-992-5794 for information. LETS KNIT Open to beginners and experienced knitters, Wednesdays 1 – 3 p.m. at Seniors’ Centre boardroom. For information contact Marion DeWeese, 250-992-7655.

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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Celebrating all things chamber Feb. 16 – 20 has been proclaimed Chamber of Commerce Week in B.C. to recognize the province’s more than 125 chambers of commerce for the work they do to keep B.C. strong and growing, Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business Naomi Yamamoto announced Monday. This year’s theme, strengthening Business, Building Communities, celebrates the leadership that chambers demonstrate in their local communities where they play a significant role in building links as business advocates, and by encouraging policies that support business and economic development throughout British Columbia. The BC Chamber of Commerce represents more than 36,000 small, medium and large B.C. businesses and boards of trade. It has been a key partner in working with the government to achieve the goal of making B.C. the most businessfriendly jurisdiction in Canada. In the past year, the province has worked closely with the BC Chamber of Commerce on one of governments most

important initiatives for small business: the B.C. Small Business Accord. Introduced more than a year ago, the B.C. Small Business Accord recognizes small business as a key driver of job creation and economic growth and helps to ensure government initiatives and services consider their needs. The BC Chamber of Commerce has been consistent in delivering the message to government that red tape is one of the biggest burdens business owners face. In response, B.C. is leading the country in the fight against red tape. Government has reduced regulatory requirements by more than 42 per cent since 2001, and recently committed to holding the line right through to 2019. B.C.’s chamber network has been a key partner in the success of the Mobile Business Licence program, which is operating in 69 communities around the province. The program allows mobile businesses, such as contractors and caterers, to operate across participating municipalities and regional districts with one additional business licence, as opposed to

purchasing a business licence for each community in which they operate. This streamlines and simplifies the licensing process, reduces time and costs and makes it easier to do business. “Small businesses are the heart and soul of communities and the economic engine of our province. I really appreciate the important role chambers of commerce play in working cooperatively with businesses and government to strengthen the economy and create vibrant communities throughout British Columbia,” Minister

of State for Tourism and Small Business Naomi Yamamoto said. “As B.C.’s largest, most broadly based business organization, our local – provincial – national network of chambers work together, to actively strengthen our province’s business landscape,” John Winter, president and CEO, BC Chamber of Commerce said. “Chamber week celebrates B.C.’s chambers advocating for business and building stronger communities.” For more on the Gold Pan’s Chamber, www.quesnelchamber. com

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Conquer the trails The Cariboo Ski Touring Club (CSTC) is all set to host a free cross country ski camp for young aspiring skiers at the Hallis Lake Lodge Friday, Feb. 27 from 3 – 8 p.m. Ski camps are fully supervised with certified instructors and coaches to help teach the skill of cross country skiing or help improve upon an avid skiers form. As the sun goes down skiers will be given head lamps to guide the way as they tackle the trails in the evening light. Hot chocolate and snack are provided, along with a bonfire with marshmallows. Registration and ski rentals are free for kids ages 10 – 13, however spaces are limited so register as early as possible at Rocky Peak Adventure Gear or at the Hallis Lake Rental shop. For information e-mail Tania at rentalshop@caribooski.ca or call 250-991-6906. Whitney Griffiths photo

he suddenly slumping BCS squad loses twice, 5-4 to Bear and 4-2 to Fraser River as Bear follows up their BCS upset with a 7-2 thumping of Serenity who a week earlier had roasted Fraser River 9-6. Week 17 featured a pair of upsets as the bottom feeders won their games versus the FHL cream of the crop. Bear started off their contest versus BCS on a 5-1 tear before the Black clad boys made it a 5-4 final. Bear was led to victory by a pair on the opposite ends of the BMI score as Glen Garbage Goal Boudreau scored two and Jim Great Scott added a couple of fine assists. Making it closer than it should have been for BCS was Justin Moves like Jagger Rasmussen with a pair of unassisted beauties as Avon Colin Keis scored his 18th of the season on a rocket one– timer. Not surprisingly, this was only the second time Bear has defeated BCS with the last win coming in week one. The other contest saw a last man standing slug-fest as Serenity flexed their offensive muscles in a 9-6 victory over Fraser River. By George had it for the Builders as George Ironman Ryan scored twice as George Ringo, John Paul strummed his way to a singleton and an assist. Taking his adoptive team on his wide shoulders was GM’s Andrew Gabe Kaebe who made it respectable with an amazing quartet of tallies and one assist as Budd Crash Carter chipped in with a trio of helpers. Week 18 was a mirror of last week as it featured a blowout and a nail biter as Bear blasted Serenity 7-2 and Fraser River eked by BCS 4-2.

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PAPERBACK WRITER Serenity obviously used up all of its luck last week as they had trouble making even one pass with turnovers the key to Bears success. Leading the Bear bunch was Kieron Cowboy Langen who lassoed the natural hat-trick as Brody Good Neighbour unclogged his scoring touch with two goals and three assists. Showing that size does matter on the blue line was Big Bob Merta who used his extension stick to chip in with four assists. Replying for the Builders was Chris Crown Royle on a wicked back-hander as Jeff Needles Needham scored on a rebound howitzer. The other contest saw BCS lose its second in a row and third in four, 4-2 to Fraser River. The star of the contest was GM’s net minder Trevor Gordie Howe who did his own Gordie Howe hat-trick with a paddy-stacker, a rapier like glove and a scintillating stick save. Scoring the empty net clincher was Dave Chainsaw McCulloch who keeps on firing despite a faulty sparkplug. Making it close for BCS was Nathan Strand By Me who swatted in a juicy rebound for his third of the season. Steve Dodge is a defensive winger with Bear Communications and an Observer contributor.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, expect to scramble at the last minute when you have to get something finished. It may elevate your blood pressure, but you’ll feel good when the task is completed. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 You have to take a stand on a highly contested matter, Taurus. There’s no way to avoid the situation, so it’s best if you just meet it head on. Others will appreciate your direct approach. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, say goodbye to a bad situation, as a better one is on the horizon. It is about time you make things work in your favor and enjoy some R&R. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you have grown in many ways and people are trying to get used to your new persona. They see you as a new person, and that will require an adjustment period. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, paying off a large debt may empty out your bank account, but you have to look at the benefits of the situation. No more interest payments mean more savings.

Many local and visiting curlers celebrated Valentine’s day weekend with a bonspiel, taking on the competition in this fun filled friendly event at the Quesnel Curling Centre. Winners of the bonspiel included Team Desorcy from Hope for the “A” event, “B” Event was won by Team Waffle and the “C” Event winner Team Freeman.

We provide hot chocolate and snacks. There will be a bonfire with marshmallows and a headlamp ski. Registration and ski rentals are FREE for this camp. Register early as spaces are limited. Registration is available at Rocky Peak downtown and through the Hallis Lake Rental shop For more information email Tania at rentalshop@caribooski.ca or call 250-991-6906.

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The family of announce his peaceful passing. A Celebration of Life, will be held Saturday, February 21st at the Seniors Center, at 1:00 pm In lieu of flowers and to honour Peter’s many contributions to local organizations, donations may be made to any local charity of your choice.

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Shop/Equipment Manager

GPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus urgently requires a Power Engineering Instructor! Please contact Brian Carreau at 780835-6631 and/or visit our website: www.gprc.ab.ca/careers

Help Wanted Community Health Nurse sought in Port Hardy, BC. Request job description or apply to marie.hunt@kwakiutl.bc.ca by Feb 22. Competitive salary offered. Tel. 250-949-6625

Remembering you is easy, We do it every day. It’s just the pain of losing you, Has never gone away.

Exp’d Buncher & Grapple Skidder Operators. Not camp work. Please fax resume 250747-3002 FLAGGERS IN HIGH DEMAND: Training & hiring. 100 Mile Feb. 7/8 & Feb. 21/22. WL Feb. 11/12 & 25/26. Ques. Feb. 17/18 & Mar. 4/5. For info call 1-866-737-2389, or check. roadsafteytcs.com

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There is an immediate need in Williams Lake BC for a full time heavy duty Shop and Equipment Manager. The candidate will possess strong leadership abilities to oversee approximately 4+ heavy duty mechanics in the field and on the shop floor as well as sub-contracted mechanics. In addition to managing the logistics and maintenance of a fleet of over 80 pieces of equipment spread throughout Western Canada this person must have a reasonable understanding of heavy equipment repair procedures including evaluation, pre-job costing and budget tracking. The ability to manage people and strictly enforce policy and procedures while meeting repair deadlines with approved budgets is essential. The position requires proficient computer skills that will allow for the full understanding of software programs to enable accurate creation and timely reporting of schedules, budgets and equipment repair records. The candidate will also be directly involved with vendor relations, parts procurement and costing, parts tracking including inventory control and returns and account credits. They will also have financial responsibility for their department. The successful candidate will be a team leader reporting directly to the CEO and have excellent organizational and communication skills as well as business acumen. An adherence to critical policies, schedules and time frames within a dynamic environment is a must. Compensation: $100,000 - $125,000/year. Salary will depend on previous experience and training. Compensation is made up of a yearly salary and bonus plans. This package includes health and dental benefits. Vehicle, laptop and cell phone will also be provided. Shift: Days, 8:00am - 5:00pm (Monday - Friday). Should be available to work additional hours as necessary. Occasional travel to Head Office in Vancouver and job sites throughout B.C. and Alberta will be a requirement.

Resumes for this position will only be accepted via email to alexis@lakeexcavating.com

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Restaurant Manager Fish & Chips Carlo’s Place • Plan, organize, direct,control, evaluate and bookkeeping the operations of the restaurant. • College certiďŹ cate in restaurant management and 3-5 years experience. Wage: $18.50/hr Fulltime Please forward resume to: Email: callopaez@gmail.com

Ulysses Restaurant has immediate openings for servers & cooks. Apply in person @ 122 Barlow Ave.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

SMALL ENG/SAW/OUTBOARD MECHANIC WANTED. Exp required. Wage/beneďŹ ts negotiable. ShopRite Marine/Logging, Port McNeill, BC Send resume to: crosback@telus.net

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Medical/Dental

Financial Services

John Walker Consulting is a forestry consulting company in Williams Lake, BC and has an immediate opening for a full time compass person. Duties include, but are not limited to: block and road layout, GPS traversing, beetle probing, and cruising. Camp work will be required. Previous experience or training in forestry is an asset. Wages will be based on experience. Please fax resume with work related references to (250)392-3636 or email jcwalker@telus.net. Closing date is Feb. 27, 2015.

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION is an in-demand career in Canada! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get the online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-888528-0809 to start training for your work-at-home career today!

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Building Inspector II – South Cariboo Full-time Position Applications are hereby invited for the permanent, full-time position of Building Inspector II located at the Cariboo Regional District South office in 100 Mile House. Reporting directly to the Chief Building Inspector/Deputy Manager of Development Services, the primary responsibilities of the Building Inspector II will include; conducting technical field inspections of construction sites in rural areas; recognizing non-compliant construction and determining appropriate action; handling counter and telephone enquiries; reviewing construction plans for compliance with regulations and issuing permits; entering computer data and preparing written reports, forms, memos and correspondence. For a detailed list of responsibilities, please visit the Cariboo Regional District website at www. cariboord.ca The successful candidate will possess a Level II Building Inspector BOABC Certification, demonstrate a sound knowledge of the BC Building Code, have the ability to read and interpret building plans, a good understanding of the Local Government Act and Community Charter and provide support to other CRD Departments and Government Agencies.

Career Opportunities

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

Career Opportunities

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC C&C Wood Products Ltd. is a value-added, wood products operation with 37 years history in the community of Quesnel. The mill facility is locally owned and operated. We are looking for a heavy duty mechanic with truck experience. As with most small operations the job requirements can encompass many different aspects working in a close-knit environment. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Please forward a rĂŠsumĂŠ to mnielsen@ccwoodproducts.com. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position involves both inside and outside work, considerable driving between site locations, walking over rough areas and exposure to building site hazards. As a condition of continued employment the incumbent must possess a valid BC Driver’s License and must submit to a criminal record check and provide a driver’s abstract.

If you are interested in this career opportunity, which offers a competitive salary and excellent comprehensive benefit package, please forward your covering letter and resume in confidence by Friday, March 13, 2015 to:

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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Under the supervision of the Manager of Community Services, the incumbent would act as the point of contact for industrial and business enquiries; work with municipal Economic Development officers on identified strategic priorities; conduct research and analysis on economic forecasts; research and respond to significant economic issues; initiate community and regional projects and programs; research and identify grant funding opportunities; and prepare grant funding submissions for priority community and regional projects and programs. A detailed job description is available at www.cariboord.ca.

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This is a union position and is covered by the terms and conditions of employment as set out in the Collective Agreement between the Cariboo Regional District and the BCGEU. Accordingly, a three month probation period will apply. Applications from interested individuals will be accepted by the undersigned until 4:00 pm, 'SJEBZ .BSDI BOETIPVMECFJOUIFGPSNPGBSFTVNFXJUIBOBDDPNQBOZJOHMFUUFS detailing your experience and qualifications relative to the position. The Cariboo Regional District thanks all applicants; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Bernice Crowe Human Resources Advisor Suite D - 180 North Third Avenue Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4 Phone: (250)392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636 Fax: (250)392-2812; Email: bcrowe@cariboord.bc.ca

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Sporting Goods Weight Training Equipment, 5 stations with weight stacks. Cheap or free, May Trade for ??? 250-992-6369

Real Estate Business for Sale DVD RENTAL business. Selling due to illness. Fully stocked $5500 obo. 250-542-0743 www.tigressevideoretals.mydvd kiosks.net

Misc. for Sale SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca. STEEL BUILDINGS. “Really big sale!� All steel building models and sizes. Plus extra savings. Buy now and we will store until spring. Call Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422 or visit online: www.pioneersteel.ca

Misc. Wanted Private Collector Looking to Buy Coin Collections, Silver, Antiques, Native Art, Estates + Chad: 778-281-0030 Local

Real Estate Landquest specializes in marketing oceanfront, lakefront, recreational real estate, resorts, farms, ranches, woodlots and more throughout BC.

New Chief & Council seek a Band Administrator Responsibilities

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The Cariboo Regional District is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Regional Economic/Community Development Officer. This position will be situated in Williams Lake, British Columbia, a thriving community with all major amenities. The Regional District is known for its agreeable climate and a vast array of outdoor recreational opportunities.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to coordinate multiple projects from conception to completion, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Preference will be given to applicants with the following qualifications:

LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca

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This is a union position and is covered by the terms and conditions of employment as set out in the Collective Agreement between the Cariboo Regional District and BC Government Service Employees’ Union. Accordingly, a three month probation period will apply.

Bernice Crowe, Human Resources Advisor Cariboo Regional District 180D North 3rd Avenue Williams Lake BC V2G 2A4 Phone: 250-392-3351 Facsimile: 250-392-2812 Email: bcrowe@cariboord.ca

Financial Services

We Market British Columbia to the World Marketed Worldwide Fawn Gunderson (250) 982 2314 (250) 305 5054 (cell) fawn@landquest.com

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Registered Massage Therapist Christine Kraayvanger is back to work Full Time and invites all new and returning clients to call & book an appointment today.

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Rentals

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Open House

Apt/Condo for Rent FIR Crest Apartments - 1 & 2 bdrm suites, North Quesnel. N/P, no parties. Adults only. (250)992-6593

WILKINSON APARTMENTS 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites. Adult Oriented, No Pets. References Required 250-992-8949

Commercial/ Industrial

OPEN HOUSE! 983 Barkerville Hwy. Feb 21st &28th,10am-2pm Updated 1400 sq.ft. 3bdrm/1bath home on 1 acre with separate 2bdrm/1bath rental house. Priced to sell @ $177,700 Call (778)414-3833

1200 S.Q. of newer office space available for lease - located on 2 mile flat. Call 250991-0500 Commercial Space for Lease. 1700 sq ft unit or more, up to 5000 sq ft avail. Please contact for more info 250-9839813

Duplex / 4 Plex

Adopt a Shelter Cat! If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today.

W Quesnel Ren’d 2bdrm in Ten-Plex, $700 mo + Utilities, N/S,quiet pets ok, 249-5543

Homes for Rent 2 BDRM in MHP on bus route south of downtown. Walk in bathtub. Small pets OK. Avail Mar. 1st. $720 mo. 747-7479 or 255-6953 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom house just off Maple Drive for rent. Pet friendly, prefer non smokers. Available March 1st. $850/month + utilities. Call or text 604-817-4389 for details.

3Bdrm/2FullBath, 5 Appliances, Park like setting on private land, 2Bay heated garage. Available March 1st, $1250/mo.+DD,(250)255-2722

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4 bdrm,big lot. Close to Maple Park Mall and Red Bluff school 250-747-3878

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