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Wind storm plays havoc with northern power AUTUMN MacDONALD Observer Reporter As of press time Tuesday, BC Hydro reported 230 customers still remained without power. After a wind storm Saturday afternoon knocked out power to thousands

of residents, Gold Pan emergency crews and BC Hydro responded. Trees were ripped from roots, some finding a resting place atop homes, cars and downed wires. “We responded to a total of 28 fire emergencies on Saturday,” director of

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Emergency Services for the city, Sylvain Gauthier said. “Twenty-five of them were caused by downed power lines, one motor vehicle incident, one residential fire alarm and one commercial fire alarm. “We had a total of 24 volunteer firefighters who

responded that day. “We had various trees coming down taking with them the power lines. We also had four or five locations where a tree came down on the house. “We responded to the West Side, Johnson Sub, South Hills, Quesnel Hix-

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on Road and the Red Bluff area... so basically our entire territory.” BC Hydro sent out their main crews as well as contractors and those on “stand-by.” “It’s all hands on deck in an instance such as this,” ICBC media

relations Mora Scott said Tuesday morning. “We hope to have everyone back up and running by Tuesday evening.” The windstorm ripped through the north from Williams Lake to Fort St. John, and west to  Prince Rupert.

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f it was up to Paul Nichols he would already be on the road. However, the planning and preparation required to organize the Communities for Veterans, The Ride Across Canada (TRAC) have taken several months and there’s still some work to be done. A fundraiser is planned for March 21 at the Seniors’ Centre with a dessert auction, dinner and dance. Tickets are $25/each and available at the Observer front office and Circle ‘S’ Western Wear. There’s also a guest speaker. A woman named Lejla will speak of her experiences as a Bosnian War survivor and the role Canadian troops played. Also in attendance will be Afghan vets, a Silver Cross father and hopefully the performance of songs written for this Ride Across Canada. The public is also asked to purchase a special commemorative button for $20. Every button purchased helps support TRAC. Buttons are available at the Observer, Integris Credit Union, Circle ‘S’, Green Tree, Icon Homes on TwoMile Flat (in their new location), Good Health Pharmacy, West Central Pipe and MLA Coralee Oakes office on Front Street. TRAC grew from Paul’s own

experience as a returning veteran (he served in Croatia in 1993.) He’s well aware of the troubles and loneliness which accompany veterans returning to civilian life. Setting up the network of locations, regional coordinators, routes and volunteers as well as fundraising for the costs of such an ambitious undertaking has required a herculean effort by a lot of people. There are 60 regional coordinators looking after the entire route. Paul’s proud to say they’re from every walk of life and every corner of the country. Right here in Quesnel, people have stepped up to provide assistance in whatever form they can. City Hall has helped with communication with the communities TRAC will be stopping in with all the necessary permits and variances required. Quesnel Rotary is helping liaise with Rotary clubs in communities across the country and Paul added the project has amazing support from branch Legions across Canada. These are just a few of the many people and organizations stepping up to assist TRAC.

He sited the Manitoulin Island Legion branch which is working with three other branches to stage a small jackpot rodeo, a music festival and an amazing welcome for TRAC. “We have, right now, 160 registered veteran riders with another 100 being processed and more than 60 communities across Canada are on board with approximately 1,200 volunteers across these communities,” he said. “My goal is to put 700 veterans in saddles. Without a word spoken we’ll spawn conversations and the face of Canadian vets will change forever.” Although there’s still details to work out (still looking for trucks for hauling horses and a travel trailer for administrative requirements), Paul believes Canadians will help them. “They need to know we’re serious and that means getting on the road,” he added. CFV-TRAC’s goal is to change the perception of the Canadian vet. The fact is Canada has three generations of military veterans since

the Second World War and the average age of veterans is constantly going down. Right now it’s less than 35 years of age. While on the road, the crew will be collecting stories from not only the Canadian vets but also the communities that have benefited from their vets. Paul has complete confidence in his crew. “We trust everyone and respect their unique skills.” March 29 marks the day of the KickOff parade. Everyone is invited to join Paul and Terry at the Legion for a pancake breakfast ($8/each) and following will be the parade starting and finishing at the Legion. A full colour brigade including Canadian Rangers, members of the Legion Pipe Band, Veterans and members of the RCMP will march proudly with Paul to show their support of this extraordinary event. From here TRAC ventures on to Williams Lake for a barbecue lunch, 100 Mile House for dinner and lunch in Clinton the following day. April 13 in Victoria will be the official start for TRAC. “I know once we get moving it will all work out. I have such faith, I’ve bet the farm on it.”


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CNC trades training benefits from donation TransCanada has donated $250,000 towards skills training programs at the College of New Caledonia (CNC). The funding will be allocated to bursaries for trades students, region-wide safety training programs and implementation of the college’s Digital Delivery Initiative (DDI). Henry Reiser, CNC president, believes that the generous donation will be a great benefit to those looking to get into the trades within the next couple of years. “We are very happy with this agreement with TransCanada which will help to make education and skills training more available to to communities across the region and to low-income learners,” Reiser said.

“It’s through strategic partnerships like this one that we are able to offer relevant and valuable programming to our students and our communities.” “TransCanada has a 60year history of investing in the communities where we operate. We support initiatives that are important to the people who live and work in those communities, including our own employees,” TransCanada’s senior vice-president, stakeholder relations, Tony Palmer added. TransCanada is developing more than $13 billion in new natural gas pipeline projects in northern B.C. in support of the emerging liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. The projects are expected to create thousands of jobs

and other economic benefits across the region. The Pathway to Pipeline Readiness Initiative will allot $55,000 in bursaries for trades students in financial need. The qualifying students will be enrolled in Industry Training Authority recognized trades programs at CNC which align with TransCanada’s operations needs, including welding, power engineering, heavy duty mechanic, industrial mechanic and millwright, electrical, carpentry and professional cook. Forty-five thousand will sponsor Safety Training Week, a series of industry certification courses through CNC Continuing Education. The program, which will be offered at minimal cost

“We are very happy with this agreement with TransCanada which will help to make education and skills training more available to to communities across the region...” Henry Reiser, CNC

for students, will run later this year at CNC’s campuses. TransCanada’s donation will also support the design and implementation of CNC’s Digital Delivery Initiative (DDI) through funding of $150,000. The funding will go toward

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educational planning as well as research and application of the DDI infrastructure and pilot delivery of programs and courses. “Through discussions with local residents, community leaders, and Aboriginal groups, we have learned that investment in skills development and long-term education legacy programs are important to northern British Columbians,” Palmer said. “We are working diligently with northern educational institutions such as the College of New Caledonia to ensure residents are able to access training in the essentials skills and relevant trades needed to participate in pipeline and other development projects in northern B.C.”


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Gold Pan caregivers receive help in role as invisible second clients Family caregivers of people with dementia are often called the invisible second clients for good reason. As many Quesnel families have found, their roles as informal caregivers are critical to the quality of life of the person they care for, who generally require increasing levels of care. “Without caregivers, people with dementia would have an increasingly poorer quality of life and would need residential care more quickly,” explains Leanne Jones, the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Support and Education Coordinator for Quesnel and the Northern Interior and Skeena. The support, though, can come at a cost: caregiver

exhaustion. And that’s why the Society is bringing its free Family Caregiver workshop to Quesnel on Tuesday, April 21. The workshop helps caregivers learn strategies to care for someone with dementia and to take care of their own health, to ensure they are prepared to continue to provide care to their family members. “We provide practical techniques and strategies that caregivers can begin using immediately,” Jones says. Topics to be covered include: • Understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. • Effective and creative

ways of facilitating communication with a person with dementia. • Understanding behaviour as a form of communication. • Self-care for the caregiver. • Planning for the future. The workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 21 at GR Baker Hospital’s upper boardroom. Preregistration is required. For information and to register contact Leanne Jones at 250-564-7533 (toll-free 1-866-564-7533) or ljones@ alzheimerbc.org. The workshop is free thanks to partial funding by the Province of BC, Provincial Employees Community Services Fund, RBC Foun-

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Committee News It is great to be back to work at City Hall. My committee appointments include the Museum and Heritage Commission and chair of the newly formed standing committee to review and update our many City policies and bylaws. I am pleased to be working once again with our Quesnel Volunteer Citizens of the Year. They are the City’s best! Jobs Minister Shirley Bond File photo

B.C. minimum wage tied to inflation: Minister Bond TOM FLETCHER Black Press B.C.’s minimum wage is going up by 20 cents in September, and will see annual increases to match the B.C. consumer price index each September after that. It’s the first increase since 2012, when the current wage of $10.25 was set. Jobs Minister Shirley Bond said this year’s increase reflects what would have taken place if indexing to inflation had been in place at that time.

The lower minimum wage for restaurant and pub servers is being retained, going from $9 to $9.20 in September. The discount from the general minimum wage will remain at $1.25 per hour to account for tips earned by servers, Bond said. Piece rates for seasonal piece workers are to receive proportional increases, as are day rates paid to livein camp counsellors and residential caretakers at apartment buildings. B.C. is the last province in Canada to move to an

automatic formula for setting the minimum wage. The annual increase will be announced each March based on the previous year’s consumer price index, and will take effect each September to give small businesses time to prepare. In the case of negative inflation, which the province experienced briefly in recent years, the minimum wage would not be decreased. Bond said she expects continued debate on the wage rate, led by the B.C. Federation of Labour, which

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The harsh realities of a diminishing industrial tax base are profoundly challenging all of us at the Council table. Mayor Simpson recently sat down with our volunteer Museum Commission and laid the reality cards on the table, so to speak. For Commissioners, Friends of the Museum, museum volunteers and staff, and for the community at large, the most significant consequence from Council’s budget shortfall woes is that a long-proposed $15 million plan for a new museum and visitor centre has been removed from the City’s long-term capital spending ledger. That is not to say the project will never proceed... it is to simply say that we must first direct declining tax revenues to maintaining, repairing and where necessary, replacing our essential core infrastructure. In the meantime, I will work with my Council colleagues, the community at large and with whomever is interested in “thinking outside the box” to explore all opportunities, possibly with new partnerships, to eventually expand or replace our Museum and Visitor Centre. I most enjoy working with our Volunteer Citizens of the Year. 2015 marks the 35th year that we have recognized and rewarded volunteers who make Quesnel and area the envy of many communities in terms of the giving of one’s time and talent in helping others. As with virtually every other line item in our budget, our Volunteer Citizens of the Year, who actually organize their own event, assisted in Council’s collective effort by trimming expenses for their 35th program and banquet. I ask you to think of someone who might be deserving of being named Quesnel’s 2014 Volunteer Citizen of the Year. Please look for the full page ad in your Cariboo Observer (our media sponsor) and help spread the word that nomination forms are due by 4 p.m., Thursday, March 26 at City Hall or the Observer office. At the time of writing, we have not received any nominations, so please think about who should be honoured for their volunteer contributions. This year’s banquet and award ceremony will be held at the Legion (our banquet sponsor) on Tuesday, April 21. Tickets are available at City Hall and the Observer office. Councillor Ron Paull rpaull@quesnel.ca 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC V2J 7J5 www.quesnel.ca


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othing can bring Sheila Fyles’ son back, but she is continuing to fight for answers and change for the future. After Cpl. Stuart Langridge hanged himself on March 15, 2008, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service launched three investigations that were botched from the start. A report released Tuesday by the Military Police Complaints Commission outlines the series of mistakes made by the CFNIS following Langridge’s death. One of these mistakes was withholding a suicide note from Langridge’s parents for 14 months, for reasons that still have yet to be explained. The note, addressed to the Fyles, contained a special request for a private, family funeral as opposed to a military one. Instead, the Fyles were kept in the dark and were not allowed control over funeral arrangements. Canadian Forces Provost Marshal Rob Delaney said in a statement that mistakes were made in the investigation and that he is committed to learning from those mistakes. Yet there are still no answers to why these mistakes happened, and why it has taken this long to recognize them. Shaun and Sheila Fyles are two grieving parents that were caught in the middle of a bureaucratic mess. Sheila has made it clear that she is willing to meet with Defence Minister Jason Kenney to discuss changes that need to be made in non-combat deaths. She has been fighting this battle for seven years now, and the government would be remiss if it did not use her knowledge and experience to improve the system. It is time to take action and implement solutions. –Black Press

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arch has been a good month for the B.C. NDP, and it’s been a while since I’ve been able to say that. Opposition critics fired a shot amidships at the B.C. Liberal government when they began questioning the lack of progress by the new Auditor General for Local Government. This experimental vessel was launched in Premier Christy Clark’s leadership campaign, and two years after it set sail, it is listing, taking on water and in danger of sinking. The original idea was to expand the B.C. Auditor General’s office so it could check the financial performance of local governments too. Business groups were concerned about municipal taxes going up too quickly, with staff growing even as the province grappled with a hiring freeze. Mayors and councillors began to talk of mutiny over that plan, protesting that their budgets are already required to balance and are subject to annual audits. But this will be “performance auditing,” Clark insisted, not just making

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B.C. Views sure the figures add up. It will determine the public is receiving “value for money” on projects like arenas and services like police, by comparing different communities’ results. A new AGLG office opened in Surrey. The “value for money” promise is on the rocks. The government appointed a quasi-independent board (hello, BC Ferries and TransLink) that hired chartered accountant Basia Ruta, a veteran of the federal Auditor General office who had also served as chief financial officer at Environment Canada and had done local government audits in private practice. NDP local government critic Selina Robinson started asking why this office has spent $5.2 million and produced only one audit out of a promised 18. Com-

or meeting her own work targets. Whatever goodwill had been restored with local governments over this experiment is likely gone. Municipal staffers have been dealing with new auditor demands as their councils grind away at their own budgets, and now they see signs that what they have contributed may well have been swept overboard. Oakes remains on deck, eyes fixed on the horizon. An audit of capital procurement in Rossland is finally scheduled to be done by the end of March, she said. Similar reports on Delta and Sechelt are due in April. The latest revision of that schedule is underway, no doubt in another series of long, acrimonious meetings. Clark addressed the situation in her last question period before the legislature’s spring break this week. She didn’t have a lot to say about the AGLG’s voyage of the damned, mostly familiar rhetoric about “lower taxes, less red tape” and so on. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@ blackpress.ca

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munity Minister Coralee Oakes, a former Quesnel councillor in her first cabinet post, allowed that there had been some rough water but there is smooth sailing ahead. Then came a big leak, in the form of a “work environment review” of the good ship AGLG that was given to the NDP by a seasick crew member. It described chaos below decks, with “shifting priorities and unclear direction,” as well as “wasted time and work” and “inefficient use of consultant and staff resources.” Worse, the review noted a human resources monitor had been stationed at the office for most of January to maintain a “respectful workplace for all employees.” “A peacekeeper,” as NDP leader John Horgan described the grim scene. “This is like we’re in Cyprus.” Then it was confirmed that when the AGLG board tried to conduct a performance review, Ruta’s response was to hire a lawyer. Ruta seems to be decisive when protecting her job, if not when hiring, running the office

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Thanks for working with us and being honest Editor:    Not only did Mayor Bob Simpson inherit an infrastructure account that is near $2 million in debt, but Simpson and his council also fell heir to the plans and incorrect costs of a proposed arena with a forecast start date Spring 2015 even though, Quesnel can not afford it. However, taxpayers, at least now, I feel, we have a mayor and council who are being open with the people of Quesnel. (Sure can’t complain about that). As I understand from googling city information at the time of the referendum, we were told the total cost would be $17,000,000 – but in reality, it is more like $21 – $23,000,000. Meanwhile, Simpson and council have strived to find cut-backs anywhere possible in the city’s budget, but they won’t find $8 million there. At this time, I believe, recently the newest pareddown plans have been referred back to the architect to see if he can find a way for those plans to fit into “the $17,000,000 budget”(of the referendum). Chances are he could say: “It can’t be done,” or he might find it necessary to pare it down “too much” more. Because this city’s for-

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mer officials have ignored the arena-users’ cries for help for so many years, I feel we now have to stand up for an arena that meets our present and future needs, and I believe, our mayor will stand with us.   Joe O’Neill’s letter (Observer, March 4) stated “our town is in dire need of” (a decent arena). I would go a step farther and say Quesnel has been in that dire need of a far more decent arena for more than 25 years. A very few years ago, while we were watching a minor hockey tournament, I began really listening to an elderly man from out-of-town after he said: “I used to play in this arena as a kid,” and, while looking all around, he added, “I don’t think they’ve ever changed a thing in this place.” In Arena 1, I’ve also stood right beside younger guys who were visiting hockey players ( from other towns/cities) while they had a very indignant debate about Arena 1 saying, “this is a dump, there has to be another arena where we’ll play.” Plain and simple, it has become the biggest embarrassment re arenas throughout the province. To add to that, the present Arena 1 has been declared ‘unsafe’ (rounded wooden-step edges for a start). So far below today’s building codes, no handi-

cap accessibility to watch a game, a wooden structure that could quickly go up in smoke, etc. In that same more than 25 years, we – the taxpayers – have watched mayors throw out millions of our tax dollars for a new City Hall, and spending, what I feel is too much money on dinners and out of town trips. All the while, the aging ‘Barn’ was not, to city officials, considered an important issue. The consequences include this financial mess we’re in, the one I referred to that our Mayor/Councillors inherited. So, now what to do? Do we (taxpayers and families) really want a separate building for Arena 1 taking up all the Plaza and much of the current parking space, a messy conglomeration of buildings with a little parking here and there forever? Or do we want a mayor and council to carefully work through the present problems enough to get the new Arena 1 exactly where it is even if and maybe, especially if the front of the new Arena 1 juts out further than the Curling Rink and Arena 2 (in my opinion, a much better “architecturallydesigned look” for our arena area). All this while keeping the convenient parking spaces. In this process, we

would not have to throw away the hundreds of thousands that ‘the Plaza’ cost to construct originally, plus add another huge sum of money to destroy it. There are very few things most of us can do to help support Mayor Simpson and his councillors in this project. So, I’m going to make some suggestions as a private citizen regarding ideas which I feel only a private citizen could suggest. (I have not discussed ‘my suggestions’ with either our mayor or our council, these suggestions are strictly from my opinion). There are two ways I see of some of us helping; one is financially, and the other is through a commitment from locally hired people to volunteer some work hours. First West Fraser: I remember reading a front page Observer headline WF donates $1 Million to Arena Project; then, when a person read the small print, it equalled a $500,000 actual donation, plus $500,000 more only if the rest of Quesnel matched that amount. So I, personally, am asking West Fraser to rescind that clause in their “deal”, and actually donate another $500,000 to the arena project this year. And would it be too much to ask other wealthy groups/compa-

nies (e.g. the Pulp Mills), or families of wealth who have made their “millions” while living in Quesnel either from work they have done for many less wealthy taxpayers or, directly from the City, for labor or property; is it too much to ask to pay it forward to help Quesnel’s dire need of a decent arena? Seriously, let’s consider sharing the wealth, to help Quesnel possibly afford a temporary covered ice surface on the old library lot, and/or to help pay for a new Arena 1 arena to be built exactly where the present Arena 1 is; then, we’ll all still be able to enjoy our then enhanced Twin Arenas. Please note: It would be far easier to go without convenient parking for one or two years than forever. And no one would miss even one season of ice time – very important. Secondly – regarding the possibilities of volunteering. We have many qualified construction, electrical, plumbing, heating, etc. workers who live and work in Quesnel. I feel most of the well experienced ones should be given the opportunity to work on this project. Maybe we would find them each willing to give one day “free” (no pay) per week? Why pay workers from

Kelowna, Prince George, etc. when local people could benefit? I really believe in supporting local trades people on city projects like this one they are Quesnel taxpayers also. Further, I don’t understand how the city’s insurance would possibly have to change, but this could be an opportunity to pay (minimum wage?) to jobless people when it’s a straight forward cleanup job (possibly with a city truck and driver to haul waste to re-cycle or wherever it’s going). Also, are there any possible ways to sell for a donation of the buyer’s choice/ability (or straight donate) parts of the old Arena 1? Maybe roofing that could be used on barns? Maybe old wood (nonpainted) that could be used for firewood? Maybe old wood (even painted) that people want to use for interior/exterior designing or building furniture? Far better than just discarding it at the landfill. And, finally: Mayor and council, a lot of us realize the financial mess you are dealing with, thanks for being honest with us about the good and the bad of your inheritance. Thanks for working for us, and for Quesnel’s sustainable future. Ruth McClounie Quesnel

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Gentle wisdom from a dementia expert

Dr. Fine answers often-asked questions about the disease This is the second half of the interview with Dr. Jonathan Fine who is the medical lead of the Geriatric Assessment Team in Quesnel. He is a general practitioner of many years’ practice in Quesnel who has chosen to focus on geriatric medicine. Knowing that medications can ease the suffering of some dementia patients, but also have alarming side effects, from your observations, is it appropriate for family to withhold medications from dementia patients? It is something that needs to be discussed between the family and the physicians. It’s a collaborative thing. People should discuss with their families just what their needs are at the end of their lives, just in case we are not able to express them ourselves. We have within the provincial legislative framework Representation Agreements. We can designate somebody who would represent the patient if they are not able to represent themselves and they can make decisions regarding whether to provide treatment or withhold treatment when it is recognized to be futile. Also there is a form called Medical Order for Scope of Treatment (MOST), so that there is something that you can use to discuss with your family physician. If an ambulance is called in the middle of the night, you can have something on file which is an indication of what your wishes would be – whether you want cardiac resuscitation, or whether you want to be put on a ventilator – that sort of thing. You can decide on these things ahead of time and it’s something we encourage families of residents at Dunrovin to do. The issue of side effects is a huge one. I think the answer to this one could be “there are no good drugs.” When you are looking at drugs particularly in the elderly who are way more prone to developing side effects than the young, healthy population, you really have to decide what benefits they are going to get out of it and whether this is worth the side effects. There is a big debate now about the medications that were originally designed for treating schizophrenia but are fairly widely used for treating behavioural problems in dementia. It is recognized that these medications can have significant side effects and can negatively impact on the quality of life of the person who is receiving them. If the person is distressed, these medications can play a role, but perhaps there are other ways to deal with that distress. It is becoming increasingly recognized that the knee jerk response to when somebody is distressed which is to give them pills is being challenged and if somebody is distressed, we need to know why they are distressed and what we can do about it in a non-pharmacological way. We are in the process of introducing an assessment process which will look at some of the ways to avoid using drugs. Knowing that some dementia patients can become violent or a danger to themselves, are chemical or physical restraints still used? Under what circumstances?

Yes, we still use them and again, it’s the same thing. Tying somebody into a chair is not always the best thing to do if they are distressed because they may become more distressed. If you have a toddler who is crying, you don’t tie them into a crib! It’s a judgement call and again, this is an area where the family and the physician and the facility have to have a discussion as to what their personal feelings are on that. Generally, Dunrovin has a no-restraint policy. Any restraint has to be on the physician’s order in consultation. From your perspective, what are the ethics behind prolonging a dementia patient’s life through medications? There isn’t really a way of prolonging. We can treat medical conditions but again it comes into this question of what would that person want? Yes, you can send them to hospital but is that what they really want? There is a lot we can do in the facility in terms of nursing care and antibiotics and medical care without the high-tech stuff you would get in a hospital so again, the prolonging of life is an ethical question to which there is no simple answer. There is nothing out there that will stop dementia. At a certain point we can withdraw the so-called memory pills because they are no longer beneficial. Do you get involved in determining if a dementia sufferer should lose their driver’s license? The physician does not get involved in taking away a license. That is the responsibility of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles. The physician advises the

Superintendent of a medical condition which could impair that person’s ability to drive. From your perspective, what have you observed to be the most common challenge for dementia sufferers/ caregivers/nursing staff? Understanding what is happening. Somebody that you’ve known and loved for 30 or 40 years and then that person changes is a very difficult challenge to come to grips with for both the dementia sufferer and the caregiver. For nursing staff, it’s really handling dementia patients who don’t understand what is happening. Once I was at a lecture and a professor of geriatrics asked the audience, How many of you are staying in a hotel? Maybe about 300 people put up their hand. It’s a bit strange, isn’t it, the professor continued. You wake up in the middle of the night and you aren’t sure where you are. This is an unfamiliar room. And then somebody comes into the room and tries to remove your underwear! What are you going to do? That’s exactly the situation when a care nurse comes into a room trying to provide care for a dementia patient! Of course, the patient doesn’t realize what’s going on. They don’t know where they’re at and then a total stranger comes at them trying to take their pants off! I thought that was a beautiful analogy and I think that crystallizes the situation. What is your biggest challenge as a dementia physician here in Quesnel? Lack of resources to provide adequate care to dementia sufferers. Many dementia patients wait in hospitals for extended times because they’ve exhausted the community resources and there’s really nowhere for them to go. They’re waiting for facility care or waiting for assisted living. The most rewarding part of my job is helping the families deal with this very difficult process and working with someone for what can sometimes be a very prolonged illness. From onset to death can sometimes be 15 years. It can be very trying for the families. Pete Drewcock and Mary Ann Sturdy are both caregivers of partners suffering with dementia. They are contributing their perspectives of dementia and how it is affecting them as caregivers and the community as a whole, in hopes that the community will come to a better understanding of what it is like to live with this devastating disease and care for a loved one who is suffering with it. They also hope to provide information and support to those seeking answers to their questions on this terrible subject that no-one wants to talk about. For more information, visit www.alzheimer.ca/en/bc or phone Leanne Jones at 1-866-564-7533. The Alzheimers Society of B.C. hosts a Caregivers Support Group once a month. If you are caring for a friend or family member with dementia, call Leanne Jones at 1-866-564-7533 or Pete Drewcock at 250991-0058.

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However, Lulu isn’t convinced. Always standing in the shadows of her statuesque, colourful, charismatic friend Linda, Lulu was content. She has no grand ambitions to travel, or star in a movie or even learn to fly. Lulu just wants her best friend back and she’s trudging all over town trying to learn more about where Linda’s been and the amazing sites she must have scene. Through the grapevine, Lulu has learned Linda has been to Afghanistan, flown in C-130 Hercules, the Voodoo and F-16. She experienced a little jealousy after learning Linda hung out with Canadian astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield. Quiet, shy and somewhat retiring, Lulu worries she can’t compete with Linda’s new high-flying lifestyle. Nevertheless she wants her friend back and the Skyfest media

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n Aug. 4, Elvira lottes, one grandson in Vancouver Bryant, her many and another grandson deceased. friends and family Elvira wrote for the Terrace Hermembers will have a special ald Newspaper and the Queen reason to celebrate with her Charlotte Island Observer while as she turns 100 years old. she was living in those communiFamily members are already ties. making plans for a special Tanis visits her mother daily get together. where they play scrabble in the Formerly of Victoria, B.C. dining room. It is still very imporCentanarians’ Club Elvira came to Quesnel six tant to have a different set of earyears ago to be near her rings on every day choosing from daughter Tanis. She and other residents of her vast selection. She gets her hair done evthe former Baker Lodge were moved into ery week with a little streak of blue or purDunrovin Park Lodge. ple by Anna’s Salon who comes to Dunrovin This retired school teacher taught English twice a week. and music to schools in Terrace, Nass Camp Elvira has found many things throughout where she was principal, Masset on Queen her life to celebrate. The day I spoke to ElCharlotte Island’s Haida Gwai, English in vira on behalf of the Observer, Feb. 24, a G.M. Dawson secondary school. Two of number of residents assembled in the dining her grandchildren were enrolled in the Nass room were cheering loudly. It was the Dunschool. rovin Winter Games and she and Tanis had Another passion for Elvira is painting in left the circle to speak to me albeit with some water colours for many years and is the au- difficulty hearing one another. Elvira won a thor of three books. Two paintings that she first place medal in curling which she wore was commissioned to do were of the golden proudly. All three winners were in wheel spruce and the church in Haida Gwai that chairs. has since burned down. Her sister did oils Wednesday bingo is the highlight for many and painting on china. of the residents. One of her grandsons writes letters to her She has many wonderful memories from regularly and she looks forward to these. She her active life over the years. One of her spent a great deal of time seeing and corre- earliest memory was as a two-year-old sponding with people who are sick in hos- when she fell on rocks and of blood coming pital. from her forehead. When drawn attention to As Elvira looks back on some happy mem- it one can notice a slight scar over her left ories she recalls when she and her sister El- eye. eanor owned a house in Maui for a number All in all Elvira seems to come through her of years. nearly 100 years practically unscathed alHer family here includes daughter Tanis, though I’m sure she has suffered many heartgranddaughter Carmen and six great grand- aches and pains that are all a part of life. Retired school teacher Elvira Bryant enjoys painting and her extended family. Ruth Scoullar photo children, three grand daughters on the Char– submitted by Ruth Scoullar

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Amata fundraiser a howling success On March 6, The Amata Transition House celebrated International Women’s Day with a fundraising event held at the Occidental. This fun-filled night included dinner, a dessert auction and silent auction. The dance floor was full, rocking to the music from the band Red Haven. Laughter was heard coming from the photo booth put on by Diane Arnell. Community support was overwhelming. The event was sold out and the 50/50 draw jackpot was an amazing $460. Bids were flying back and forth for the desserts with some bringing in more than $100. The Amata Board would like to thank the staff of the Occidental, MC Jeanette Macdonald, all who donated to the silent auction and dessert auction, especially the women of the Church of Latter Day Saints. Also, to all those who attended and supported this worthy cause, we thank you. Money raised will go towards those services for clients not funded through our operational budget. Diane Arnell photo

Community Calendar SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS ETC... TUESDAY 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

ary pioneer woman, March 18, 7:30 p.m. Tickets in advance at The Box Office, $15 general admission. For information call 250-885-7100.

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NORTH QUESNEL NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATION meeting March 25 in QJS library, 7 p.m. Mayor Bob Simpson is on hand to discuss council direction and budget process. Plan to attend to discuss the association’s future. For information contact Leanne, 2560-992-8980. FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM 10TH

ANNUAL BOOK SALE, May 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Donations of used books, DVDs and puzzles may be dropped off at the museum April 1 – 25 (excluding Easter weekend) Wed. – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. No encyclopedias, Readers Digests or National Geographics please. For information call 250-992-9580.

THURSDAY QUESNEL FILM CLUB PRESENTS Red Army March 19, 6:30 p.m. Carib Theatre. Tickets are $9 (reg. admission) and $7 (seniors.) For information call 250-

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SATURDAY WATER HEALING MEDICATION, March 21, 7 – 9:30 p.m., 741 Callanan Street. 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. At the March 28 garage sale Lions Club also taking orders for Vessey’s flower bulbs.

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COMMUNITY WATER BLESSING AT QUESNEL RIVER, March 22, 3 – 4 p.m. Family Event, World Water Day, Quesnel River, north of Quesnel bridge. Road access opposite Carson Sub turnoff. Hosted by sound healer and Water Gratitude Art-

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Luck of the Irish

Quesnel Curling Club hosted their annual St. Patricks Day Bonspiel over the weekend, bringing the luck of the Irish to the rink. Despite the long break in between draws due to a power outage, the final bonspiel of the year ended on a successful note. Winners included: “A” event team B. Hedden; “B” event team D. Wawryk; “C” event team J. Deis; and “D” event team G. Wawryk. Whitney Griffiths photo

One step closer to the Lumber Cup with BCS taking the lead

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lue Collar hands Serenity a 10-4 big daddy whipping as Bear calls up a former player to lead them to a 4-1 victory over Fraser River. Despite only having eight skaters, they were an elite eight for BCS as they became a wrecking ball gone wild in the 10-4 destruction of the Builders. Jumping up to play the ultimate power forward was Scott The Hammer Fairless who ripped in a hat trick and added four stellar assists. Playing the entire game on defence was Rob Weremy Wallet who scored his first for his adoptive team as his D partner Bruce Is Loose Broughton registered a quartet of assists. Also notching a hat trick to surge into the scoring

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PAPERBACK WRITER lead was Justin Time Rasmussen as Ian The Curler Hannah continued his success on ice with a goal and a trio of helpers. Matching his jersey number with a pair of tallies was Rod The Roadrunner Albers who continues to be amazed by his high scoring teammates who now hold five of the top eight positions in the scoring race. Having respectable games for Serenity was Dan The Man Lowndes

who scored a singleton and assisted on a pair of last minute goals by Chris Crown Royle who is pleased by the success of his latest apple flavour. The other contest saw a shrewd move by Bear Captain Mike Port Moody who reeled in a former teammate to lead his squad to a 4-1 victory over Fraser River. Scoring the hat trick and displaying a top gear that isn’t often engaged at 6 a.m. was Waylon and Willie L’Heureux who sniped three identical shots from the slot. Also scoring for Bear was Randy Crafty Crofts who showed incredible patience on a blue-line in breakaway for his 17th of the season. The real key to the Bear win was great defence and outstanding goal tending as Port

Moody made several scintillating saves to shut down the high flying Chevy Crew’s top line. Doing their best to cue the comeback was the Fraser River checking line as Dave Chainsaw McCulloch who whacked

in a rebound caused by the hard work of his line mates. The FHL now takes a week off for spring break where the players will utilize their own hyperbaric-like chambers of Mexican vacations

or Spring skiing to rejuvenate their aching joints before the final six games of the season. Steve Dodge is a defensive winger with Bear Communications and an Observer contributor.

Scoring leaders

Player

Team

Goals

Assists

Points

Kevin Hesslegrave

Fraser River GM

31

29

60

Justin Rasmussen

BCS

29

30

50

Colin Keis

BCS

24

19

43

Ian Hannah

BCS

24

14

38

Chad Swanson

Serenity Builders

20

16

36

Wade Fenton

Serenity Builders

16

20

36

Lee Naeth

Bear

22

11

33

Randy Crofts

Bear

16

17

33

Jason Johnson

Fraser River GM

15

17

32

Bruce Boughton

BCS

8

24

32


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March 15 - 21, 2015 ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 A debate forces you to reconsider some long-held opinions. Use this time to reflect on your point of view and if there is anything you might want to change.

Quesnel Curling Club’s Sunday morning Fun League winners. Clockwise from top left: the ‘B’ event winner – Steve Bernard Rink (left to rgiht) Skip Steve Bernard, Lead Gail Nickerson, Second Earl Speilman filling in for Ed Hewitt was Linda Amos playing in the third position; ‘C’ event winners – the Terry Berg Rink (left to right) Skip Terry Berg, Irene Durocher accepting for Lead Sam Koning, Third Ed Stolarski and missing, Second Brian Mankowske; and ‘A’ Event winner Eugene Holowachuk rink (left to right) trophy presenter Darcey Horn, Third Cam Sommerville, Skip Eugene Holowachuk, Lead Derek Lewington and Guy Barrett filling in for Second Rick Cindric.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Life gets better and better as the week goes on, Taurus. Expect a few obstacles, but remember there’s nothing you cannot tackle, especially when you get some help. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 A situation arises at work that evokes strong emotions among your coworkers. Stay neutral on the issue until you have had enough time to gather more information. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 A recently started relationship is going great, Cancer. Now might be a great time to take the next step with your special someone. Expect this person to share your feelings. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 A rush of adrenaline this week will help you sail through any projects that need completion, Leo. Take a break every now and then so you don’t burn out.

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Sunday Funday The Sunday Morning Fun League, an open league that plays every Sunday at 10 a.m. They have players of all ages and of all experience, therefore, the “fun” portion of the name. The leagues wind-up bonspiel held on March 8 began with the “piping on the ice” by the Quesnel Pipes and Drums at 8 a.m. (just like the pro’s). They then played 3 – 4 end games and the winners played one more four-ender to determine the winners of each division. They then retired to the Legion for their banquet and the trophy presentation First in League play was the Lois Parsons rink with Third Jim McGhee, Second Allison Duddy and Lead Shelly Calihou First in the “A” side playoffs was the Terry Berg rink with Third Ed Stolarski, Second Brian Mankowske and Lead Sam Koning First in the “B” side playoffs was the Darcey Horn Rink with Third Tina Rothenburg, Second Audrey Nawrocky and Lead Irene Pepper. New curlers are always welcome and the sign-up sheet will be on the Legion Branch 94 bulletin board just after Labour Day and there is also the option of online registration through the Quesnel Curling Centre’s web site. See you all in the fall.

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VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you and a superior at work are seeing eyeto-eye this week. This could mark the beginnings of a great partnership, so continue to work hard.

MAY 4—June 27, 2015

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you will sort out a complex problem in due time. Don’t let any initial struggles to find a solution keep you down. Continue to focus on the bigger picture. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, use this week to address an unresolved issue. Tackle every project thrown your way headon and with vigor. Others will notice your efforts. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, try not to over-think things this week. Sometimes the simplest solution to a problem is the best solution. Keep this in mind at the office. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, a distraction this week proves so fascinating that you neglect other responsibilities. While you may like a challenge, don’t let it consume your life.

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AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 You yearn for privacy this week, Aquarius. Make the most of any opportunity to seek out a quiet corner and spend some time deep in reflection and thought. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Chores are completely unappealing this week, Pisces. But they must get done one way or another. Delegate some tasks. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS MARCH 15 - Kellan Lutz, Actor (30) MARCH 16 - Lauren Graham, Actress (48) MARCH 17 - Mia Hamm, Athlete (43) MARCH 18 - Sutton Foster, Actress (40) MARCH 19 - Evan Bourne, Wrestler (32) MARCH 20 - Spike Lee, Director (58) MARCH 21 - Gary Oldman, Actor (57)


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Four local biathletes competed at nationals March 10 – 15 in Hinton, Alta. Top left to right: Anni Kurta, Ryan Elden, Kyra Teetzen and Chris Elden. Bottom: Kyra Teetzen’s shooting skills helped to earn her a high ranking at the National Championships. Contributed photos

Quesnel biathletes help represent B.C. on the National level WHITNEY GRIFFITHS Observer Reporter Four local biathletes travelled to Hinton, Alta. for the National Championships. Quesnel competitors included Chris and Ryan Elden, Anni Kurta and Kyra Teetzen. The first event for our local athletes was the 6 km Sprint on March, 11. With the snow melting away it made for rough conditions at Nationals but the participants powered through. Ryan Elden, Kurta and Teezten competed in this event. Senior Boys competitor Ryan Elden took third place. Both Kurta and Teezten compete in the Senior Girls division. In the Sprint Kurta raced in for 12th place and Teezten took ninth place. The next event was the 7.5 km Pursuit the following day. In this event Ryan Elden took 11th place, Kurta came in with eighth place and Teetzen’s efforts brought in 14th place. Also competing in the Pursuit was Master Men

competitor Chris Elden, who took second place. For the Senior Girls 7.5 km Individual event Quesnel biathlete Teezten brought in a first place win for Team B.C. Fellow Senior Girls competitor Kurta place eighth, while in Senior Boys competitor Ryan Elden raced in for

27th place and Chris Elden’s efforts earned him second place in the Masters Men division. The final events at National for Quesnel athletes were the rear races on March 15. Teezen team up with fellow Quesnel biathlete Ryan Elden and Squamish competitor Hunter Jones for 10th place. Coming in 14th was

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relay team Kurta, Mark Martly from Prince George and Tekerra Banser from Kelowna. This event served as Teezen’s final year in the Senior Girls division. Teetzen has no plans of slowing and will be returning next year in the Youth division. With Spring just around the corner that’s all for now.

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CONGRATULATIONS to all of the Quesnel Minor Hockey Tier 3 Rep Teams for qualifying for provincial championships. PeeWee Tier 3 (Active Rent-All) will be travelling to Kitimat Bantam Tier 3 (Canadian Tire) will be travelling to Tri Port on Vancouver Island Midget Tier 3 (McDonalds) will be travelling to Dawson Creek All championships will take place during Spring Break

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

Lifetime Achievement Awards 2013 - Francine Gaetz [Posthumous] 2012 - Ron Paull 2011 - Peter Couldwell 2010 - Janice Butler - Cathy Heinzelman - Bev Pontius

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Do you know an outstanding volunteer, someone who works tirelessly to make our community a special place and who deserves recognition? If so, submit your nomination today! The Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award recognizes outstanding area residents who volunteer their time to the betterment of our community and thanks them for their dedication and service. Nominees for the Quesnel Volunteer Citizen of the year will: • Have contributed to the betterment of the community in a fashion that you feel is desirable and beneficial to all. For further information, please visit the City of Quesnel website at www.quesnel. ca / Arts & Culture / Citizen of the Year to view the regulations for a Nominee • Of note: • The Nominee must be in agreement and endorse the nomination form. • There is a time commitment involved, which includes a 1 hour monthly meeting from November through May, attendance and assistance at the annual banquet, participation in community events, including but not limited to the Billy Barker Days’ Parade, Santa Parade, Remembrance Day Ceremony, Tree Planting Ceremony and School District #28 Bursary Awards. Submitting a nomination: • Any person, group or corporation, except the City of Quesnel and the Quesnel Cariboo Observer, and the Volunteer Citizen of the Year Committee, may make a nomination. • For detailed information or for a copy of the Nomination form, please visit the City of Quesnel website as noted above. For a printed copy of the Nomination form, please attend City Hall – 410 Kinchant Street or the Quesnel Cariboo Observer – 188 Carson Avenue, during business hours. Deadline to apply: March 26, 2015 by 4:00 p.m.

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River Rock Pub & Restaurant in Quesnel, BC is hiring one full time permanent Cook (Indian Food). Job Duties: Preparing Indian food dishes such as butter chicken, chilli chicken, Shahi paneer, dal makhani, Navratan korma, mixed vegetables, mushroom chilli, rice, naan, biryani, etc. Other duties include handling food & equipment, keep inventory of raw material, make gravies, inspect work area & oversee kitchen operations, etc. Requires 3 years experience, High School Education & basic knowledge of English. Salary $16.50/hr with 40 hour work week. Interested candidates please email resume to: riverrock@telus.net or by mail: #290 Hoy Street, Quesnel, BC V2J 1X1

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Reid Street COMMERCIAL BUILDING For Sale! 1500 sq. ft. Suitable for office or retail, $195,000. Call Mike @ (250)925-0540

Misc. for Sale

Townhouses

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.

TOWNHOUSE on Creek Aveline Place. 2 story, 3 bed 2 bath, large garage, 55+, great neighbours, 165 strata fee, End unit $250,000. 778-4141141.

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Medical/Dental

Help Wanted

Incredible Opportunity If you are a healthy, high energy person with a perpetual smile, who loves working with people, are highly motivated, willing to learn and can multitask, then join our growing practice at Williams Lake Dental. We have grown to four dentists and now we are recruiting for one receptionist with experience and one certified dental assistant. Both positions are full time. Come in person with resume & references to Williams Lake Dental at 440 Comer St. Only selected candidates will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS.

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PAINFUL FEET?

Why leave town? available in Quesnel!

Marathon Orthotics

Plaster Casted Custom Made Orthotics Daily Use • Sports • Diabetic

Also: Prescription & Non Prescription Custom Fitted Braces, Splints, Footwear, Dieter Beisel, M.C.P.A., Registered Physiotherapist

250-992-5527

Quesnel Physiotherapy Clinic 370 Kinchant Street

ORTHOTICS are covered by Extended Medical Insurance

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Homes for Rent 4 bdrm,big lot. Close to Maple Park Mall and Red Bluff school Call (250)747-3878

SHOP LOCALLY Office/Retail Office Space avail @ Fraserview Medical Building next to hospital. Suitable for professional offices: medical, legal, accounting and other consulting businesses. Please call Ideal Properties(250)992-5992


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Pet friendly 3bdrm townhouses, 1.5 baths, $745/mo. Avail. April 1st, (250)649-8439

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS

Transportation

Estate NORMAN HENRY THEISSEN who died on July 18, 2014. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by April 24, 2015 and provide details of your claim to:

Sport Utility Vehicle 2003 Chev Tracker 4x4, Black, good cond. 225km $4700 obo. 250-255-9893

Trucks & Vans

Sell your vehicle in the Cariboo Observer

Shirley Ruth Edwards 1180 Red Bluff Road Quesnel, B.C. V2J 4S8

Private party ads only (non-commercial) under cars, trucks, SUVs or vans.

If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

1989 Jeep YJ

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Complete with 2003 4.7 Durango Engine, Auto, 4WD, New Upholstery, c/w covers. Complete check out of running gear & electrical, stereo and convertible doors.

Call Brian 992-0177

Estate JOHN ARNOLD ABEN who died on July 19, 2015 If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by April 24, 2015 and provide details of your claim to:

Utility Trailers

Mrs. Eleanor Aben 740 Beaubien Ave Quesnel, B.C. V2J 1S5

$7900

Small Utility Box Trailer. Very Clean. $500 obo. 250-255-9893

Boats 10’ Fiberglass Boat, good condition. $300 obo. 250-2559893

SAMPLE all w wheel drive, low whee wh kms, Great Price Call today

555-555-5555 after 4 p.m.

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If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

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Home & Outdoor Adventure Show 2015

Your Calendar

Featuring Products & Services for Home and Outdoor Adventure

Quesnel Twin Arenas May 8 Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

May 9 Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

May 10 Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

For more information or to register as an exhibitor call 250-992-7262 or visit www.quesnelchamber.com.


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Saturday, April 11 Quesnel Seniors’ Centre Cocktails 5:15 pm Dinner 6:00 pm Awards & Entertainment to follow Local charities will receive grants for valuable community projects. Enjoy a live auction and entertainment after a great meal.

Tickets $50 each You can pick up tickets at Sun Life Financial, or by calling Cathy at 250-747-1739 or emailing qcf@shaw.ca. We encourage you to get your tickets early to avoid any disappointment!

Supported by our sustaining partners Fraserview Pharmacy

Claudia Holland & Leslie Johnson

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March 18, 2015 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Quesnel Cariboo Observer, March 18, 2015  

March 18, 2015 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer