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JPC lays out next steps for arena project

The North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee unanimously agreed to move forward to the next phase of the North Cariboo Arena Replacement Project based on a revised design developed by CEI Architecture. The decision was made at the April Joint Planning Committee meeting after a revised plan and project costing were presented to the Committee by CEI Architecture and project management firm MKT Development Group. The revised design has resulted in a reduction of $3.5 million in estimated project costs compared to the quantity survey estimate provided by a cost consultant in February. The estimated project cost is now $18.75 million, which includes a building construction cost of $13.7 million plus site development and design costs. “CEI and MKT met our challenge to achieve all of the original program objectives, keep the building on the preferred site and substantially reduce the project’s estimated cost,” North Cariboo Joint Committee Co-Chair and Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson said. The $3.5 million in project savings were achieved by removing the connecting link between Arena Two and the new arena, leaving the existing ice plant in its current location, and reducing the overall size of the building. Removing the physical connection between the two arenas will allow traffic to enter the new parking lot from the north off Barlow Avenue which will result in significant savings as it is no longer necessary to upgrade parking and

laneway access from the south behind Arena Two. “The new design has resulted in a reduction of approximately 4,000 square feet from the building, but the original program requirements are still there,” North Cariboo Joint Committee Co-Chair and Cariboo Regional District Vice Chair Ted Armstrong said. “It has a regulation sized ice surface, two multipurpose rooms, five full sized dressing rooms, three additional flex and referee dressing rooms, and a concourse that can be used as a walking track.” The revised design will provide seating for 1,300 people with a spectator capacity, including standing room, of 1,483. It is anticipated that the construction document phase will be completed by the end of the summer which will allow the project to be tendered in the fall and construction to start in the spring of 2016. “Our priority is to continue to find cost savings during the next phase of the project,” Armstrong said. “We remain committed to making sure this project meets the needs of stakeholders and the community-at-large at a cost that is as close as it can be to the original estimate.” To enable completion of the detailed project designs and prepare for construction in 2016, an increase in the North Cariboo Recreation and Parks 2015 budget was approved by the Cariboo Regional District Board at its March 27 meetings. The 2015 budget will result in an increase in the subregional recreation residential taxation rate of approximately

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$25 per $100,000 of assessed value. This taxation increase is consistent with the estimate provided during the referendum process for the project undertaken in June 2014. The Joint Planning Committee also received a report regarding the status of the fundraising initiative at the meeting. Total confirmed fundraising to date, consisting of both cash donations and pledges, is just over $1.2 million. “Now that we have clarity regarding the project scope and we’re moving forward based on the new design, it’s time to reactivate our fundraising efforts,” Simpson said. The Joint Planning Committee passed a resolution at their April 14 meeting to use up to $18,000 previously committed to restart the fundraising effort. The Quesnel and Community Economic Development Corporation (QCEDC) will continue to oversee the fundraising effort activities under the direction of the interim QCEDC Board. Revised arena drawings can be viewed online at cariboord. ca or quesnel.ca . The North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee unanimously endorsed a resolution to proceed with the Arena Replacement Project on the site as proposed during the public consultation process, prior to the referendum in June 2014.  The site which is located on the parking lot of the former Cariboo Regional District Library is adjacent to the existing Twin Arenas. The resolutions will now be sent to the Cariboo Regional District Board of Directors for final endorsement.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 28 (QueSNeL) BOARD OF eDuCATION PuBLIC BuDGeT MeeTING The Quesnel Board of Education is pleased to offer a public forum on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the School Board Office, 401 North Star Road beginning at 4:00 p.m. for input and discussion regarding the 2015/2016 Annual Budget. Trustees are interested in hearing the Community’s views on the key areas that the School District should focus its resources, as it prepares the 2015/2016 Preliminary Budget which is estimated to be a shortfall in funding of $915,650. The District is projecting enrolment decline of 130 school-aged students, 51 adult learners and 13 fee paying international students. Enrolment decline and increasing cost pressures make the financial decisions very challenging for the Board of Education. This is an opportunity for the Community to contribute their views to budget discussions. District Staff will be sharing demographic and financial information, enrolment projections and comparisons to similar sized Districts. Your comments and feedback are appreciated, we hope to see you there or send comments/suggestions to: budget@sd28.bc.ca

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For further information contact Sue-Ellen Miller, Superintendent of Schools, CEO (250-992-8802), Teri Stoneman, Secretary-Treasurer (250-992-8802) or Tony Goulet, Chairperson of the Board (250-983-3519).

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Left to right: Kerry Thaler, Alisha Chisholm, Dawn Robotham, Anne Burrill (she has an MSW and is a sessional instructor who teaches BSW courses at UNBC), Liana Nguyen and Heather Peters, associate professor.

tudents and staff of the UNBC Social Work program recently celebrated their profession with an oncampus lunch. The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program is designed to prepare students for beginning level, generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups and communities. Currently students can complete their bachelor’s program entirely at the Quesnel campus and if they chose, complete their masters of social work through distance education with attendance in-person at the Prince George campus for at least two, possibly more, courses. Heather Peters is an associate professor with

UNBC School of Social work in Quesnel since 2001. She completed her BSW in 1993 then went on to run the youth centre in Williams Lake. “I’ve always worked with youth and children,” she said. She finished her MSW in 1999 and her PhD in 2012. Her transition from in the field to in the classroom was something she pondered for a long time. “I like the idea of having influence on the next generation of social workers,” Peters said. “I want them to think outside the box and look at ways of doing things differently.” Her area of expertise begins with teaching students structural social work – looking at the client in a wholistic way

and in the context of society. She also sees social policy as an important element to the students’ learning. “To change for the better how social work is practice and applied,” she added. “Understanding the circumstance of the client and appreciating the societal structures that impact those clients is critical as well.” Kerry Thaler is a third year BSW student and Susan Peck has just completed her BSW, however she also sits on the provincial board of B.C. Association of Social Workers. As an adoptive mother, Peck has lots of ministry experience, but her decision to become a social worker came after a long and thoughtful process. “I recognize the inequalities in the world and wanted to do my part

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to address them,” she said. Once in the UNBC bachelor of social work program, Peck was most surprised to learn the role of government in the field, both in terms of policies and ideology. “I understand that aspect of government much better now.” Thaler said, “as social advocates we see B.C. as needing a lot of work to decrease the inequality between the haves and the have nots.” “We are seeing the shift from a welfare state to corporate thinking and as social workers we work for a better balance,” Thaler went on to say. Again Thaler was surprised to learn a small percentage of government and society make decisions for the majority, often without the necessary understanding of that majority.

1. Plant a tree in your own backyard. 2. Recycle bottles, cans, paper, electronics and anything else that can be reused. 3. Carpool, walk, ride a bike or take public transportation whenever possible. 4. Compost yard trimmings and food waste. 5. Conserve water by taking shorter showers. 6. Conserve energy by turning off lights and electronics when not using them. 7. Buy and use products made from recycled materials. 8. Pick up litter, and put it in its proper place. 9. Support local farm markets with your business. 10. Dispose of hazardous chemicals properly. 11. Say “No” to “Paper or Plastic?” Instead, bring a cloth bag with you to the grocery store. 12. Use natural beauty products, including deodorant, shampoo and cosmetics. 13. Purchase organic fruit and vegetables whenever possible. 14. Save energy by unplugging appliances and cell phone chargers when not in use. 15. Hang your clothes to dry, instead of running the dryer. 16. Improve your gas mileage by checking your tire pressure monthly. 17. When making tea, boil only the water that you’ll use. 18. Use water filters instead of buying water bottles. 19. Don’t trash your batteries. Recycle them at your local recycling station instead.

With one year to go, Thaler is looking at either practicing social work in the mental health field, one of the most marginalized segments of the population. “I’m seeing the difference we can make on the front line and that keeps me positive,” she said. “It’s amazing to see the generosity of people who have nothing. I’m in awe of homeless people who have the strength to get through each day.” Thaler was also surprised by the number of services provided by non-profit organizations in Quesnel – by volunteers and a few paid staff. Both agreed one of the most important roles of social workers is to advocate to maintain the social safety net and strive for a basic standard of living for every Canadian.


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SPRING CLEAN-UP IS CANCELLED In an effort to assist residents, Council has waived residential landfill tipping fees from April 18, 2015 through to and including May 3, 2015. Residential garbage is defined as garbage hauled into the landfill in non-commercial vehicles such as pick-up trucks and utility trailers and trucks larger than one-ton will be considered commercial vehicles. Read about the Spring Clean-Up cancellation piece in the Q-City News or online at http://www.quesnel.ca.

REQUEST FOR QUOTES The City of Quesnel is requesting quotes to paint the exterior of Arena 2. For more information please contact Gary Stuart, Facilities Manager, at 250-991-6676.

PUBLIC NOTICE Water and Sewer Frontage and Parcel Tax Roll

As per section 208 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that Parcel Tax Rolls are now available for inspection at the City of Quesnel offices between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, except statutory holidays. A person who owns a parcel included on the Parcel Tax Rolls may request an amendment based on one or more of the following: (a) there is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll (b) there is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel (c) an exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed A request by the property owner for an amendment must be submitted in writing to the City of Quesnel on or before Friday, May 8, 2015. Please direct any questions regarding this Public Notice to Kari Bolton at 250-992-2111.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Cariboo launches emergency system with extension(s) • Cell phone(s) • Text message(s) • Mobile App (IPhone and Android) • E-mail(s) “This exciting new service will be huge step forward in the ability to notify our residents in an emergency situation,” District of 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall said. “It will save precious seconds during these events, when seconds can make the difference between life and death. “We’re pleased to partner with our neighbouring communities to implement this mass notification system,” City of Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson said. “This system will allow us to communicate quickly during emergencies and we’ll be encouraging Quesnel and area residents to register for the program as soon it’s up and running.”

“The new Emergency Notification System will be a giant step forward in providing quick and effective emergency information to the citizens of our communities,” District of Wells Mayor Robin Sharpe added. “Providing fast factual information will increase the safety of our citizens during an emergency.”  “I encourage all Williams Lake residents to register for the program, and receive real-time notifications about emergencies in the places that matter to them,” Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb said. “In an emergency situation, prompt, accurate information is critical.”  To register, visit your local government’s website and select the “Sign Up For Emergency Notifications” icon on the home page to register.

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Every member of your family that has a cell phone, a personal e-mail account, text messaging or Apps, needs to register so that no matter where your family are when an emergency strikes, they will know what is happening and what to do. If you require any assistance in registering please do not hesitate to contact your presiding local government office.

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One of the jobs I have been tasked with is to chair the Social Sustainability and Community Safety Task Force. The first job of this task force is to recognize the areas of concern that are in our social service community by doing a gap analysis with these partners. The task force will look at resources that are already available and focus on developing strategic uses of these resources. Discussion will revolve around Council needing to understand the real needs within the community, what Councils role can be, and how we move forward with a co-ordinated response to deal with these issues. The next job of this task force will be to have a discussion around community safety. We will bring to the table the objectives and goals that our RCMP have for the next year and will have a frank discussion on how we can move some of these forward as a community. This will include a major discussion of the Safe Streets Act and how we as a community deal with what is seen as an increase in aggressive panhandling. My goal for this task force is to report back to Council with a few, well defined actions and outcomes that we can move forward with. I am also first vice president of the North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA). This May, at our AGM, Quesnel City Council is bringing forward four resolutions that affect not only our community but the entire north and if successful will be acted on and moved forward to be endorsed at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Convention this fall. These resolutions include issues such as: 1.

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May 5, the Everbridge Emergency Notification System will be available to residents throughout the Cariboo Chilcotin. Headed up by the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) and in partnership with the District of 100 Mile House, the City of Quesnel, the District of Wells and the City of Williams Lake, the system will be available to all residents free of charge and will provide mass emergency notifications throughout the region. “This new emergency notification system will provide the affected communities and its residents with the required information immediately in an emergency situation,” CRD Chair Al Richmond said. “Keeping our residents safe and informed during emergency events is a priority and responsibility that we take seriously and we feel this platform will help provide us a better way of serving our communities.” Residents who register for the program will receive notifications about emergency and time-sensitive events happening near their home, work, school, or other locations that they have preselected during the registration process. Residents can register to receive these updates using up to six different ways to be contacted including: • Home phone(s) • Office phone(s)

Five months…the amount of time since being elected to my third term as City Councillor. During this time, life at City Hall has definitely not slowed down. With a new Council, we have a new set of goals, and a vision that will see Quesnel remaining vibrant and resilient.

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Requesting the Government of Canada to reverse the decision to cut door to door mail delivery. Requesting ICBC to reinstate financial assistance for rock chip repair. Enabling the Chief Elections Officer to post a prescribed notice inside each polling booth, or otherwise inform voters at a local government election of the withdrawal, death or incapacity of a candidate. Requesting that NCLGA, the UBCM and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) call upon the Federal Government to establish a national commission to initiate a fully funded national public inquiry examining the root causes of violence against indigenous women.

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Power squadron shares water safety tips The Quesnel Power and Sail Squadron, a Chapter of the national Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons organization, is comprised of local boating enthusiasts whose shared mission is to increase awareness and knowledge of safe boating by educating and training members and the general public, by fostering fellowship among members and by establishing partnerships and alliances with organizations and agencies interested in boating. While boating is our passion – summers spent on the water and winters spent planning for next year – local squadron members work consistently to promote all other aspects of water safety as well. Whether this summer will find you enjoying on, in or near-water activities, we hope the information presented in the series of articles appearing in the Observer over the next several weeks will help you plan for and achieve a happy, fun-filled recreational season.

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doubt anyone will put forth much of a challenge to the assertion that winter in the Cariboo this year has been fairly mild, particularly when compared to what residents on our opposite coast have had to endure. Of course, we have a few weeks still ahead before the ice is off the majority of the Central Interior’s lakes, and those warmer, sunny days of Spring and Summer become a reality. Still, it’s not too early to start talking about how to ensure a season of safe water-related recreational activities, and what better way to begin this series than with the Top

10 tips, broadly applicable to all on, in or near-water activities: • Despite what some mixologists may claim, water and booze do not mix. Alcohol inhibits your ability to make critical judgments and it doesn’t warm you up. • Children should always wear a proper floatation device when involved in water “play” (and keep them within arm’s reach, as well). • Use caution when swimming or boating near dams or other water-control structures. Conditions can change from scenic calm to wild waters in a matter of seconds. • Except for the lower elevation and

shallowest bodies of water, our lakes and rivers stay extremely cold even on the hottest days and cold water is deadly. Always wear a flotation device. • When boating, remember that smaller craft are generally less stable and therefore it is important to stay seated. Standing or attempting to move around could cause you to fall overboard or result in a capsize. • When on the water, pay attention to the weather. If waves start to kick-up or other threatening conditions appear, return to shore or find a safe anchorage immediately. • Operate all powered craft responsibly. Use

appropriate speed for conditions and pay particular attention near swimming areas and where divers may be in the water. • Whether heading out for an hour or a full day on the water, ensure your boat has all the required safety gear, and if it’s powered, that you have sufficient fuel. • It is always a good idea to let someone know where you’re going and when you expect to return. Leave information with a responsible person; a friend, relative, marina operator, the local RCMP or nearest Coast Guard. • When out on the water always carry at least a cell phone, although a Marine

Band VHF radio is a much better choice, particularly one with DSC (Digital Selective Calling) and GPS capability. Next time, some statistics that you may find interesting or perhaps a little disturbing. The Quesnel Power and Sail Squadron is proud to promote Boating and Water Safety. Please support our efforts by encouraging your friends and family to always be watersafe. If you would like more information about the Quesnel Power and Sail Squadron, talk to any member, or e-mail your comments or questions to: c_ rite_n@telus.net with QPSS in the Subject Line.

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Obituary Tribute

Peter Barrie Couldwell

Antoinette Mahana Ros

March 18, 1937 ~ February 12, 2015

October 9, 1943 ~ February 21, 2015

It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Peter Couldwell, our beloved husband, father, papa, brother and uncle. Peter was born March 18, 1937 in Prince George, B.C. and came to Quesnel as a baby. Parents Norman and Janet Couldwell adopted Peter, then later siblings Cathie, Rick and Rena. The family made Quesnel their home where Norman worked as a custodian at G.R. Baker Hospital and Janet as a teacher. On September 6, 1958 after a year of courtship, Peter married Elaine Turner and together they raised two children; Barbara and Douglas. Over the years, Peter held various jobs around the Quesnel area, working mainly in the lumber and logging industry while also running a cow/calf operation at Hidden Valley Ranch, on the Blackwater Road. In 1968, Peter and Elaine began a tradition of open house Boxing Day parties that continued until 2013. There are many great memories of these get-togethers with

everyone either playing musical instruments, snowmobiling, tobogganing or simply enjoying dinner and forging friendships with the people who returned year after year. Over the years, Peter served on many clubs and organizations throughout the community and loved to volunteer. This inspired him in 1973 to attend school in Billings, Montana to become an auctioneer. Over the next 40 years, he raised in excess of $2.8 million for local charities as well as serving 21 years as a councillor for the City of Quesnel. Peter was predeceased by his parents Norman and Janet Couldwell and brother Rick. He is survived by his loving wife Elaine, children Barbara (Shelden) Lusk and Douglas (Leanne) Couldwell, his sisters Cathie (Paul) Isaacson and Rena McRae, grandchildren Dayton (Kelly) Lusk, Reagan Lusk, Tessa and Jill Couldwell. A celebration of Peter’s life was held Feb. 21 at the Quesnel Seniors’ Centre. The family would like to

thank the community for its overwhelming support. To our family and many friends, a heartfelt thank you for all of your kind words and thoughtfulness during this difficult time. We would also like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of G.R. Baker Hospital and Dunrovin Park Lodge for the care and comfort shown to Peter, as well as Clayton’s Funeral Home for all their assistance and compassion. We’d like to leave you with the words Peter closed every auction with… ”We never say good-bye, just so long until next time.” Anyone wishing to make a donation in Peter’s memory may do so to any local charity or organization of your choice.

Antoinette was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, October 9, 1943. Life started in upheaval as it was the middle of WW II. Antoinette’s father was an artist and her parents divorced shortly after the war. Antoinette’s mother then moved with her and her sister, Jose, to The Hague. Antoinette never liked the strict rules of school, but she was very bright so graduated a year early. After spending a year in Switzerland working as a waitress she met and married. At first the young couple moved to the Ottawa area where Antoinette completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology through Carleton University. In 1968 Antoinette and her husband moved to Montreal, where they welcomed into the world their son, Arjen Spruit. While there they adopted a three year old daughter, Melody. From 1974 thru to 1977, she and her family lived in France followed by a 3 year stay in Hawaii. After a divorce in 1980, Antoinette moved back to Canada with her children, settling in Victoria for the next ten years. While in Victoria Antoinette completed her Master of Science degree (1989) and

obtained her Professional Teaching Certificate (1991). After one year in Clearwater, Antoinette settled in Quesnel where she taught at QSS from 1992 until her retirement in January 2009. Antoinette is known for living and thinking ‘outside the box’. Students will remember her hands-on experiments, the salt water sea creature tank, chem camp and the occasional purple boa with a song. Friends enjoyed lavish international dinners, Christmas crafts with homemade soup, and the annual lobster boil. Since retirement, Antoinette pursued her flare for art taking-up painting, sculpting and multi-media work. She loved her times with the ‘Thursday Painters group’. For the month of June, the Artrium will feature a collection of Antoinette’s art work. One of Antoinette’s pieces, “The Corset”, will become part of the permanent collection at the Art Gallery. Lifestyle and diabetes took a toll on Antoinette’s health in the last several years, but she continued to live with the flare for which she was known. In the last year, Antoinette was very thankful for the support given from the staff and

volunteers of “Better at Home”. After some time planning, Antoinette was able to live what turned out to be her final dream, to reunite with her sister after 30 some years, in a trip to Bali. It was there that Antoinette became critically ill and died on February 21, 2015. As per her wishes, Antoinette was cremated with her ashes being spread over the sea. As she wished, a potluck celebration will be held in Antoinette’s front yard on May 23, starting at about 4:00 pm. If you wish to join us, bring a story and an exotic dish. Donations in Antoinette’s memory can be made to the Quesnel and District Teachers Association Bursary Fund.


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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MLA Coralee Oakes - Cariboo North Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development 644A Front Street • Tel: 250.991.0296 www.coraleeoakes.ca Find me on Twitter & Facebook

Road safety and improvements in Quesnel Road upgrades make our communities more liveable and enjoyable. British Columbia has an expansive highway system that connects families across every region of the province; therefore, continually improving safety for road users is our government’s priority.

The B.C. government has completed the first season of a five-year targeted cull of grey wolf populations.

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Wolf cull ends for this year with 84 killed TOM FLETCHER Black Press The B.C. government has killed 11 wolves in the South Selkirk Mountains and another 73 in the South Peace region in the first year of a fiveyear plan to protect dwindling caribou herds. The South Selkirk program left seven to 10 wolves alive because they were not targeting caribou, and their movements continue to be tracked. That mountain caribou herd is down to 14, compared to 18 last year and 46 in 2009. The South Peace herds have also seen significant losses from wolves, with 37 per cent of adult mortalities confirmed as

wolf kills. Four herds in the region, the Quintette, Moberly, Scott and KennedySiding, were targeted in the wolf removal program. The 700-member Graham herd, the largest in the South Peace, is being left without protection as a control group.  The program to shoot wolves from the air was a last resort after targeted hunting and trapping of wolves proved inadequate, sometimes splitting up wolf packs and increasing predation of caribou. The South Selkirk herd has been subject to intensive protection efforts on both sides of the CanadaU.S. border. In 2007 the province banned logging and road-

building in its 2.2 million-hectare B.C. range and restricted off-road recreatioin to reduce human disturbance. In the Peace region, restrictions were approved in 2012 to protect 498,000 hectares of high elevation winter range. The modern program began in 2003, after decades of managed hunting and other wolf control measures. For the first part of the 20th century, B.C. offered a bounty on wolves that ended in 1955. Beginning in 1950, baits laced with poison were used in bait stations and later dropped onto frozen lakes and rivers, which killed other species as well as wolves.

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WILFRED J. O’BRIEN April 2, 1923 - April 1, 2015 Wilf O’Brien passed away just shy of his 92 birthday in Quesnel, BC. He is remembered with love by his wife, children, extended family and friends. Wilf was born to William and Louise O’Brien in Grafton, Ontario on April 2, 1923. He was the fourth of 14 children. When he was a young man, Wilf joined the army with intentions of serving in WWll. After his service, he returned to Ontario. Over the next decade, he worked and traveled across Canada. He eventually left Ontario and settled in Kelowna. In 1972, Wilf’s highway construction work, lead him to Quesnel where he met his wife, Doreen. Many in the Quesnel community knew Wilf as the “Candyman”. He was well known for his pocketful of Werther’s which he shared with local acquaintances as he entertained them with his jokes and stories. Wilf was a generous, community member. In the later part of his retirement years, Wilf annually raised money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada by canvassing his neighbor’s and family for donations. He was proud to have raised over $20,000 during this time. Wilf will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Doreen, children Colleen (Jerry) Vanderhoeven, William (Sharon) O’Brien, LaVerne (Brigita) O’Brien, Cathy (Rick) Hughes, Karen (Dave) Hay, and step children Doug Lupulack, Bill (Sue) Lupulack, Linda Fuhrer (Gord Wall), Donna (Terry) Holmberg, Judy (Gord) Minion, and Ron (Kelly) Lupulack, and siblings Theresa Fowler, Joe O’Brien, Angela Peters, Margaret Cottons, and Phyllis Combe, as well as his 25 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, extended family members, and friends. Wilf was predeceased by his parents, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, and two sons. A celebration of Wilf’s life was held on April 10, 2015 at Clayton Funeral Home, Quesnel, BC with internment at the Quesnel and District Cemetery. Doreen and family thank everyone sincerely for their support, cards, and flowers during their time of sorrow. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated and will always be remembered. Donations in Wilf’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Our government wants the highways that connect our communities to be as safe as possible. That is why we have been working hard to upgrade important routes for residents, visitors, recreational users and industry to ensure our roads and highways remain safe for all motorists. I’ve had a number of calls into the office regarding line painting and have met with Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure staff and have been advised that line painting will be happening over the next few weeks, weather permitting. The spring weather certainly came on quickly this year, I remember last year at this time there was still snow in my yard. That quick pace of spring and added water has caused a number of slides around the Cariboo. The most notable slide being the Deep Creek/Narcosli slide, west of Quesnel. The slide is considerable. I realize this is significantly inconvenient for families and businesses to deal with as the detour is long but the safety of everyone is the reason the road remains closed. The barricades have been moved more than once and I implore you to think about safety. Engineers have been on site to review best next steps once the slide stops moving. I have an email and phone list for updates on the slide, if you’d like to join the list please call my office at 250.991.0296. Last week was National Volunteer Week, where ICBC thanked Quesnel Volunteers for their dedication to helping reduce speeding and distracted driving in our community. I would also like to thank all the residents in the Quesnel region, especially for those who have been patient with the construction on our roads and remind those on our roads to watch for motorcyclists and bike riders, to please respect road crews and continuing to obey road signs and traffic laws. Additionally, starting on May 4, Quesnel will be able to convert to new protocols and resource radio channels to improve safety for resource road users. The changes will include new standardized road signs, radio call protocols and a bank of standardized mobile radio channels. This will impact forest service roads and other roads in these areas. Mobile radio users are advised to retain current radio channels and frequencies until they are no longer required. To learn more about resource road radio communications protocols and view maps online at: www.for.gov.bc.ca/hth/engineering/Road_Radio_ Project.htm or by contacting the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations district office in our area or Industry Canada at 1 800 667-3780. Road safety is all of our responsibility and I encourage every road use to take responsibility and chose safety and respect first.


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n interesting e-mail landed in my inbox this morning stating that high-tech marijuana vending machines are coming to Vancouver. Even with a war of words still raging on about the advisability of legalizing marijuana, it would seem in the pharmaceutical industry, especially dispensaries, those arguments are really a moot point. It’s here and endorsed by both the pharmaceutical industry and the scientific industry, according to the press release. With claims of considerable transactional overview and screening out people under the age of 19, they also say they can verify registered users and set maximum daily withdrawals. Apparently there are more than 2,000 of these specialized vending machines in operation in pharmaceutical markets across Western Europe. They claim the transactions are a lot quicker than through a dispensary and it opens the possibility of making the purchase in a more standard retail environment, like a pharmacy. The science community supports this with a report that endocannabinoids (active ingredient in marijuana) are helpful in treating depression resulting from chronic stress. And who isn’t suffering from chronic stress in today’s world? Based on a study with stress-induced rats, endocannabinoids were linked to reduced feelings of anxiety, increase in appetite and a feeling of contentment. If that sounds familiar it’s probably because these euphoric symptoms have always been associated with marijuana. Sometimes it seems the biggest opposition to legalizing marijuana seem to come from those who morally object to its consumption. Maybe its time to address the problems that create an appetite for marijuana instead of criticizing the panacea it presents. – Annie Gallant, Observer

Land sales leave lingering odour The B.C. Liberal government’s sale of Crown properties to help balance its election budget was the dominant story in the legislature last week, as the NDP revealed evidence of a “fire sale” that may have left millions on the table. They started with Burke Mountain, the biggest single deal involving 14 view properties in Coquitlam. The buyer was a prominent developer whose array of companies happened to donate nearly $1 million to the B.C. Liberal Party since 2000. The $85 million price tag was similar to the B.C. Assessment Authority value on these forested properties, but an outside appraisal concluded they could have fetched an additional $43 million if they had spent more time on the hot Lower Mainland real estate market. (This sale made headlines last fall for the province’s $8 million buyout of the local First Nation’s undefined territorial claim, when it was revealed the chief of the tiny Kwikwitlem First Nation pocketed an $800,000 commission.) The government’s defence of the sale went from

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B.C. Views wobbly to weak. Citizens’ Services Minister Amrik Virk was caught flatfooted and tried to get by on platitudes rather than retreat and find some answers. Premier Christy Clark weighed in, arguing that the budget would have balanced without the property sale, and that some sales closed too late to help the election-year budget. Finance Minister Mike de Jong stressed that all these asset sales were detailed in three successive budgets. They downplayed the notion of land sales being rushed. Then the NDP produced a string of e-mails sent between senior officials responsible for selling two big properties across the street from the legislature. “To be part of the sale and development of over

commercial, retail or office development. De Jong cited another big health property in Vancouver that sold for more than its appraised and assessed value. It’s only the actual market that determines worth, he insisted. But it’s now clear that these and perhaps other sales were done with arbitrary deadlines that had everything to do with the B.C. Liberals’ need to balance the books. When elections are a battle of sound bites, perception matters more than reality. It’s also worth recalling that the budget deficits prior to the 2013 election were largely a result of the B.C. government’s costly undoing of the harmonized sales tax, rather than the harsh forces of international finance. Surplus asset sales have a long tradition in B.C., where the government owns more than 90 per cent of all land. But after this round, full disclosure will be demanded. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@ blackpress.ca

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eight acres of Victoria’s beautiful inner harbour area is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. An opportunity that normally would warrant years of planning and preparation,” wrote one citizens’ services bureaucrat. “Unfortunately we don’t have unlimited time – our goal is to have For Sale signs up by Oct. 31 with sales proceeds in the bank by March 31, 2013.” Then came a disclosure about a property in Surrey that had been bought as a potential hospital site. Once the existing hospital was expanded, that property was declared surplus. Indeed, de Jong featured this property to promote the government’s plan to stimulate local economies with private sector investment on unused land. The Surrey deal closed for $20.5 million on March 21, 2014, just days before the end of the fiscal year. NDP leader John Horgan pointed to an outside appraisal of $23.5 million, and an assessment for tax purposes of $27.2 million. The appraiser also recommended that the “highest and best use” for the Surrey land was to hold it until had been rezoned for

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Improving services Editor: Northern Health places a high importance on providing high quality services to residents of northern B.C., and that includes ophthalmology services. Recognizing that there is an aging population, and that the demand for ophthalmology services continues to increase, we’re working on solutions to improve services across the region. There have been a number of recent media reports about ophthalmology services and I’d like to provide further explanation. We currently have ophthalmology services available in Terrace, Fort St. John, and Prince George. Ophthalmologists can diagnose all disorders that affect the eye, including cataracts and refractive errors such as nearsightedness. An ophthalmologist can carry out any medical or surgical treatment as necessary for these conditions. In Northern Health, we do not have any current ophthalmologist vacancies. Further recruitment of ophthalmologists could occur in the future depending on demand and capacity. The number of cataract surgeries in northern B.C. continue to increase year over year. There is always work to be considered in terms of prioritizing operating room time. This includes ensuring the allocations of operating rooms. Extensive work has been completed in Terrace over the past two years to improve operating room procedures. This has resulted in improved access to care for patients such as reduced wait times. In Prince George, there is currently a challenge with the sharing of operating room time with our surgeons. This is a process we’ve been working to resolve for approximately one year, and we’re hopeful we will

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come to a conclusion this summer. Northern Health has completed a request for qualifications to increase ophthalmology surgical capacity, and we are in the process of finalizing a contract. It is expected the increased surgical capacity will be in place for the summer of 2015, and will improve access to service for residents of Prince George and the surrounding area. As many Northern Health communities have one specialist position, we routinely plan for holiday or sick leave. Leaves of absence occur occasionally with staff and physicians for a number of reasons, including unexpected circumstances. Currently, the ophthalmologist in Terrace is away on personal leave that is expected to last approximately three months. During the ophthalmologist’s leave of absence, there are locums providing ophthalmology services in Terrace to ensure residents have timely access to care. There may be urgent cases that need to be seen in Prince George, which would include potential travel time for patients. Northern Health Connections bus is available as an affordable transportation option for people with out-oftown health care appointments, if necessary. People have a strong vested interest in their health, and we have an extremely vested interest in providing care in a timely manner. If you feel that your condition has changed dramatically while waiting for a referral or surgery, we encourage you to speak with your health care provider for a reassessment. We will continue working with the ophthalmologists in the region to improve access to care. Dr. Ronald Chapman Vice-President of Medicine Northern Health

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Local champ Local champ celebrates 40th anniversary of War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program – Ten-year-old Hannah Trimble, of Quesnel, has just returned from The War Amps 2015 BC Child Amputee (CHAMP) Seminar in Vancouver, which brought together young amputees from across the province. This year marks the 40th anniversary of CHAMP which has provided generations of child amputees, with financial assistance for artificial limbs, regional seminars and peer support. Hannah, born a left arm amputee, attended the three-day seminar with her mother, where they learned about the latest developments in artificial limbs, dealing with teasing and bullying and parenting an amputee child. Contributed photo

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Five camps offer something for everyone as well as private rentals Milton Rutherford and Graham McIntosh were fishing on Chubb Lake 49 years ago and both had been praying together with their Pastor Reuben Schmunk for a suitable location to start a bible camp. Both were looking up at the tree-covered slope with a flat area at the top when they turned and looked at each other “wouldn’t this be an ideal location for our camp?” By summer of the next year a huge tent with a sawdust floor was filled with excited children and their counsellors – Chubb Lake Bible Camp has continued till this day. I have been involved at this camp for more than 30 years and have directed a 50+ Camp for the past five years. The wide road slopes down from the gate to the azure blue lake sparkling in the summer sunshine. You may see

a red canoe out in the middle of the lake with a lone person communing with the Lord and His creation. The loons sing their familiar melody while an eagle swoops down to catch a fish. Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Churches hold five camps every summer. Want to join us? Here are the dates: Men’s retreat May 22 – 24 Annual 50+ Camp June 11 – 13 Kid’s Camp July 5 – 10 Family Camp: July 31 – Aug. 3 Teen Camp August 9 – 15 Public rentals are still possible but all weekends are now booked. Phone 250-998-4609. Come to the table in West Park Mall May 1 – 2 for more information or call Marian Gillard 250-992-7633. – submitted by Marian Gillard

Top: a warm welcome awaits campers at Chubb Lake from the likes of Marian Gallard and her late husband Earle; below: the Tabernacle is one of the many permanent structures at Chubb Lake. Contributed photos

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Clockwise from top left: Terry Worden, Ray Simmonds, Lynn Worden, Vicky Roy, James Roy and Paula Barrett. Annie Gallant photo

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ope Air isn’t an airlines, they don’t maintain routes or aircraft. They are a lifeline for Canadians who are in financial need and must travel far from home to access healthcare regardless of age or illness. In the past 12 months, Hope Air has arranged more than 8,300 flights to healthcare and more than 90,000 since 1986. But relatively few Canadians have ever heard of Hope Air, never mind accessed their vital services. For a small group of Quesnel residents Hope Air has been what they describe as “a Godsend.” Paula Barrett was medevaced to Vancouver in 2011 for a heart attack, but had to raise the money for her return flight to Quesnel. “No one told me about Hope Air,” she said. She was again medevaced to Vancouver in 2014, however this time Paula knew about Hope Air. She was advised of the service by Dr. Katalinic’s receptionist in Quesnel. It was a good thing as within seven days of her arrival at VGH her husband David was medevaced to St. Paul’s Hospital, also with a heart attack. “The two of us were sent home together by Hope Air,” she said with a smile. And that led Paula, in conversation with her neighbours Lynn and Terry Worden, to tell them about Hope Air. “We were talking about surgical options for Terry [he was facing surgery in Vancouver] and our trip home with Hope Air came up in the conversation,” Paula said. Ray Simmonds read about the Wordens experience with Hope Air in an article in the Observer, contacted the non-profit

organization and found he qualified. He was scheduled for a knee replacement at Vancouver’s UBC hospital and his wife needed the same surgery. Together they travelled both ways with Hope Air. “They arranged everything with the flights for both of us,” Simmonds said. “I’ve told lots of people about Hope Air. I figure its a Godsend – we’re being left out living in the north.” He added or families end up with lots of debt from travelling to appointments out of town. However, possibly the most poignant story involves eight-year-old James Roy

who must travel to Vancouver Children’s Hospital for his rare heart condition. In order to diagnose his condition, James and his mother Vicky travelled from their home in Nazko to Quesnel then onto the Northern Health bus to Vancouver. “It was an 18-hour journey with a young child, he was very good but that’s a gruelling trip,” Vicky said. “James’ cardiac specialist said travelling on the bus was unacceptable given James’ condition. She booked the flights for his December 2014 appointment.” Vicky said with James’ heart condition

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they are facing many more trips to Vancouver. All four praise the services of Hope Air. Hope Air is the only registered, national charity that provides free flights to people who cannot afford the cost of an airline ticket to get to medical expertise or specialized medical technologies that usually exist only in larger urban centres. In Quesnel, 25 clients used the services of Hope Air for a total of 113 (one-way) flights. As each client requires an average of three or four flights (two visits to Vancouver) at an average cost to Hope Air of $230 a flight, that adds up to $25,990 in 2014. After their wonderful experience with Hope Air, Terry and Lynn Worden have become Hope Air Ambassadors and take every opportunity to spread the word. They are looking to raise money for Hope Air and promote the program. “There’s a few ways, besides direct donations, to help Hope Air continue their much-needed services,” Lynn said. “People can donate their Royal Reward Points on RBC credit cards to Hope Air or help us raise funds through fundrazr.com.” Lynn and Terry have set up this crowd funding opportunity online and are looking to raise $10,000 which will fund as many as 35 flights for people in Quesnel Like James, Ray, Terry and Paula. Quesnel Hope Air ambassadors are also looking to connect with other families in the community who have benefited from Hope Air. Anyone interested in sharing their story can e-mail tlworden@telus.net or Anna du Bois at Hope Air, adubois@hopeair. ca. The Wordens can also help anyone looking to access Hope Air’s service or visit the Hope Air website, hopeair.ca and click on request a flight.

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Quesnel delegation heads to Shiraoi

This year’s delegation of students and adults are preparing for their trip to our twin city, Shiraoi, Japan, June 28 – July 10. The delegation consists of 12 students and three adult chaperones, as well as four adult delegates from the community. The group will spend three days in Tokyo at the beginning  of the trip and the remaining eight days in Shiraoi, where they will each be billeted to a homestay family with a child about the same age.  “One of the teachers in our school approached me and asked me if I’d like to go to {Shiraoi}. They handed me the resume and right when I heard I could go, I thought, ‘I’d really like to go to Japan,’” Grade 7 student Branda Eggert said.  The students heard about the trip through their schools or through friends connected to the Quesnel Shiraoi Twinning Society and underwent an interview process to be selected. Some students have family members who have also traveled to Shiraoi in the past. “I decided to go because my mom went a few years back and I thought it would be a great opportunity to go and experience another culture and meet new people. She still has two friends that live in Japan,” Grade 8 student Hannah Pomeroy said. “I want to make new friends. I would like to experience their culture and what their routines are and what they do.” Quesnel junior secondary

students Lucas Dunn and Nolan Perison agree they are both interested in experiencing, “the food and the culture.” While Grade 9 QJS student Ezra Nestel says he is also interested in “the food and how different the cities are compared to Canada.”  The students have been busy fundraising and meeting each month at Shiraoi House in LeBourdais Park to study Japanese together, as well as prepare a performance for Shiraoi’s City Hall.    During their stay in Shiraoi, the students will have a chance to visit schools with their homestay partner.  Branda Eggert says she is looking forward to “going to school with the kids and doing the performance in front of town hall.”  At their monthly meetings they have been watching slide shows about Shiraoi, to give them a taste of what they will see there. The year 2016 will be the 35th anniversary of the Twinning relationship between Quesnel and Shiraoi. Shiraoi will likely send a delegation to Quesnel in 2016, while the next delegation from Quesnel to Shiraoi will travel in two years, 2017. If you are interested in experiencing another culture, consider applying to be a part of the next delegation – adults and students can take part.  For more information about the Quesnel Shiraoi Twinning Society and the next outgoing delegation, call Tomoko at 250-249-5804.

AWARDS GALA 2015

Thank you Thank you to the community, volunteers and all our wonderful sponsors for making this year’s Awards Gala such a wonderful success. As part of the evening’s activities, 16 grants were handed out for a total of $51,000!!! In addition, $3150 in scholarships will be awarded in June, bringing the disbursement for 2015 to $54,150.

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SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS  MONDAY FREE FAMILY LITERACY EVENT April 27, West Park Mall, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Last in a series of Raise a Reader campaign. Crafts books, snacks, fun sponsored by North Cariboo Aboriginal Program Society, Child Care Resource and Referral, Quesnel’s CDC and Literacy Quesnel Society. MAEFORD PLACE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS Do you like to spend time with seniors? Volunteer at Maeford Place in social and recreation activities (Bingo caller, games, crafts, etc.) For details call Cindy at 250-992-8342. AA If you drink, it’s your business, if you want to quit, let us help. For information contact 250-9925560. SAVE YOUR MILK JUGS for use during Skyfest 2015, Aug. 1 – 2. Organizers are asking everyone to

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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.

TUESDAY SENIORS ADVOCACY SERVICE will be servicing the community from their new location in West Park Mall, May 1. To book an appointment call Susan, 250-9919664.

FRAUD PREVENTION SEMINAR hosted by Friends of the Library, May 7, 3 p.m. in Library meeting room. Community Policing Officer Constable Adelle Wilson and Linda Sowles from PG Integris Credit Union will be on hand to provide upto-date on newest ways thieves have to steal our money and what we should be doing to prevent it.

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WEDNESDAY ANNUAL HEAD SHAVE EVENT in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, April 29 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Spirit Square. We’re looking for at least ten brave individuals to shed their locks for this good cause. $20 will get you a head shave and a Mike Burger.

THURSDAY TRUE ANIMAL STORY WRITING CONTEST April 23, 7 p.m, Quesnel library meeting room. Winners will read their stories. Everyone welcome, refreshments served. FRASER UP YOUR WATERSHED concert, April 30, 6:30 p.m. Correlieu Theatre. Admission is free.

QUESNEL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SELFHELP GROUP meeting May 1, 12:30 – 2 p.m. in CD Hoy room at City Hall. All welcome as we plan the MS Walk, May 9.

SATURDAY ARTS AND CULTURE DAY April 25, 1 – 4 p.m. West Fraser Timber Room, Arts and Rec Centre. Try you hand at many different art projects. 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 COMMUNITY RECYCLING TIRE ROUND-UP May 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Canadian Tire. Free tire recycling by Tire Stewardship BC with contributions to Ecole Baker and Kersley elementary schools for participation. 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. GOLDEN CENTRE SPRING RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE May 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch available. Dropoff items at the Golden Centre, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE ARTIST Jason Scott, May 9, Legion. Tickets are $30/dinner and show; available at the Legion. SENIORS’ CENTRE

GARAGE SALE May 16, at Seniors’ Centre, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tables $10 each, Call Marion, 250747-1746 or Seniors’ Centre, 250-9923991. Lunch will be available. FOAM FUN RUN May 23, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. West Fraser Timber Park presented by North Cariboo Christian School. Register at www.foamrun. eventbrite.ca. Early registration $35(adult) $20 (children) until May 10; May 11 – 22, $40 and $25; day of event $45 and $30. 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 CHAAPS SCRABBLE WALK April 26, 2 – 4 p.m., West Fraser Timber Park. Walk with or without your dog. Prizes for the highest scoring word and the moist words produced (adult and junior) For details phone Meriel, 250747-0114 or visit the website www.chaaps. ca. BBBSQ’S BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE April 26 at Rev Bowling Lanes. Theme is Out of this World – Step up to Strike Out Bullying.

To find out how you can get involved call Joanie, 250-9927257. All monies raised help support Quesnel kids. Register online: bigbrothersbigsistersofquesnel.ca.

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. 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 250-747-1180 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, 250-747-1130 or Cora, 250-992-9344. 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 250-747-3547 for information. CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH ALZHEIMER’S OR DEMENTIA? The Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. hosts a dementia caregivers group meeting every third Tuesday of the month at the G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital upper board room from 1 – 3 p.m. For more info call Leanne at 1-866-5647533 or Pete at 250991-0058. BELL RINGING beginners welcome, Monday’s 10 a.m., Quesnel Seniors’ Centre. For information phone 250-992-6957. SENIORS CENTRE PANCAKE BREAKFAST, first and third Sunday each month, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 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.

ANNUAL BANQUET & AUCTION Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Quesnel Seniors Center. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets: $50/person Available by calling: Russ Bolitho : 250-992-3485 Brian & Bev Murray : 250-747-8318 Darcey Horn : 250-992-7763 Sherry White : 250-747-4668 Ray Kinloch : 250-747-0456 or purchase online @ ducks.ca/event ( no ticket sales at the door )


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QFSC Spring Gala The Quesnel Figure Skating Club (QFSC) celebrated another successful season of skating and bid farewell to several of the clubs graduating skaters at the Spring Gala, April 17. For more photos see Friday’s Observer. Karen Powell photo

QYSA annual Gold Pan Tournament a success WHITNEY GRIFFITHS Observer Reporter Quesnel Youth Soccer Association (QYSA) hosted their annual Gold Pan Tournament April 17 – 19. A grand total of 26 teams participated in the tournament, travelling in from areas as far as Fort St. John for the event. The tournament saw six local teams competing over the weekend; U11 girls took third in their division; U12 boys came in fifth; U14 girls brought in fourth place overall having been edged out in the seventh round during a shoot out; U14 boys’ efforts earned them first place in their division; U16 girls took fourth and the U15 boys brought in second. “From my perspective it was great,” U14/15 boys coach, Michael Martins said.

“The boys won the final game based on good team play, hard work and desire.” U14/15 boys coach, Michael Martins

“The kids really came together over the course of their games and as you know they (U14 boys) had a good result against a well organized team in the final. The boys won the final game based on good team play, hard work and desire. “The U15 boys did well to qualify to play in the final and finish second. They did get a taste of what it was like to play against some very high caliber players in the final. In the games leading up to the final they managed a winning record against teams of similar caliber from Prince

George and Williams Lake. Overall it was a successful weekend for the U14/15 boys.” It was a weekend of close calls, with a majority of the games being decide by only one goal. Quesnel’s U14 boys scored the winning goal during a shoot out. Going into the shoot out the score was 1-1, with Josh Andres having scored the first and only goal of regular time during this gold medal match. Andres followed this up with the final deciding goal during the shoot out that launched the local U14 boys into the winning slot. QYSA annual Gold Pan Tournament served as an excellent kick-off for the REP soccer season. The Cariboo Youth Soccer League is back in action May 3.

A Williams Lake athlete plays keep away with the ball, but his Quesnel opponents are hot on his heels.

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Quesnel Golf Course Opens April 3rd

COURSE IS NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON for the start of our 2015 Season

All 18 Holes & Driving Range! Back By Popular Demand, The Young Adult Membership (19-35 Years) $52600 + Tax!

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April 19 - 25, 2015 ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, your imagination is running wild, and that can be a good thing. You are full of inspiration and fun ideas this week, which only makes you more charming.

It’s all about team work. This roping team works together to capture first prize at the Alex Fraser Park indoor arena.

Roping in the win at the QTRC winter finals WHITNEY GRIFFITHS Observer Reporter The Quesnel Team Roping Club (QTRC) held their winter series finals at Alex Fraser Park, Saturday April 4. With 63 teams and only five taking cash prizes, the competition was fierce. Taking home the $60 payoff for rotation one, round one was header Gary Nicholson and heeler Chad Evenson. First place overall went to roping team Bud Lawlor and Steve Lloyd. The duo roped in the win for a payoff of $360.38 with Lawlor as header and Lloyd as heeler. Second place at the QTRC winter series final went to header Evenson and heeler Dustin Shields for a payoff of $283.94. Bringing in a payoff of $218.41 was third place roping team Nicholson and Ty Lytton. Lytton served as the heeler for this roping duo, with Nicholson as the header. The prize went to

heeler Lytton once more, this time roping in fourth place with header Audrey Cooper. Cooper and Lytton took home $152.89

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you may need to open new lines of communication to complete an important project this week. Don’t be afraid to engage others as your deadline nears. Karen Powell photo

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VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, make this week all about spending time with your significant other. Plan a date night or sit and snuggle. Enjoy every moment you get to spend together.

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Changing your toothbrush every three months is one of the rules of good oral hygiene. It is also wise to change it after an illness…even the brushes on electric tooth brushes. Viruses and bacteria can live for weeks on our toothbrush and they can enter our bodies through a break in the mucus lining or an ulcer in the mouth. Get rid of any debris left on the brush after use and store it so the air can dry it thoroughly between uses. Research is rampant in trying to find new anti-cancer drugs. They are even looking at an old over-the counter drug, cimetidine, as a possible candidate for cancer treatment. The drug has been around since the early 70s to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing acid production in the stomach. Social media is helping people remember to take their medications. Work is being done on sending people text messages to remind them to take their meds. If they don’t respond to the message, they receive a phone call. This was a research study but can be done within families to help an elderly person using an easy-to-use smart phone. It’s easy to forget to take medications. Now it’s easy to remind. April is Cancer Month in Canada. Each year about 191,000 people are diagnosed with cancer and almost 40% will die from it. It bears remembering that about 70% of the deaths are from preventable factors: smoking, diet, obesity, sedentary lifestyles, alcohol and sun exposure. Be an advocate for your own health. Be an active learner about all health matters including causes of cancer. Put our pharmacists on your healthcare team.

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16 Organizations Receive $51,320 At the 14th Annual Awards Gala on April 11, Quesnel Community Foundation awarded grants to 14 organizations whose projects will add great vitality to our community. More details of these projects will be featured here in the months to come and will be available on our website at www.quesnelfoundation.ca. • Bouchie Lake Community Association, $1550 for projector and screen for Armchair Travel • Canadian Red Cross HELP Cupboard, $2310 for improvements to the Quesnel loan cupboard • Cariboo Ski Touring Club, $5000 towards a snowmobile for trail grooming • CHAAPS, $1500 to help with training workshop • Friends of the Quesnel Museum, $5000 towards restoring the Cornish water wheel • Kid Kare Centre, $3100 for a storage facility • Parkland Community Association, 5000 towards a shelter at Kosta’s Cove

• Quesnel & District Arts Council, $1000 for a multimedia projector • Quesnel & District Heritage Society, $3500 for trail improvements • Quesnel & District Seniors Society, $2050 for kitchen door renovations • Quesnel Canoe Club, $3000 for boathouse equipment • Quesnel Motocross Association, $5000 towards water system upgrades • Quesnel Skyfest Society, $6300 for a storage facility • Special Olympics BC— Quesnel, $910 for golf jerseys • Waveriders Swim Club, $2100 for a new start clock • Wells Historical Society, $4000 for furnace improvements SUSTAINING PARTNERS

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for their roping efforts. And finally, coming in for fifth place for a $76.44 payoff was header Nicholson and heeler Shields.

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GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, this week is a great time to put plans you have been keeping private in motion. Enjoy this exciting time and don’t hesitate to share your excitement with others.

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LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, your responsibilities beckon this week. You enjoy being responsible, so don’t sweat it when you must make some decisions. Be confident that you will make the right calls. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you are ready to embrace the great outdoors and all it has to offer. You never know what adventure awaits you, but you know one is on the horizon. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you have a lot of energy this week. Put that bounce in your step to good use by fixing up something around the house or beginning a new fitness regimen. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Your words will carry significant weight this week, Capricorn. With that realization comes much responsibility. Make sure you wield your influence accordingly. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, a financial windfall might be headed your way in the weeks to come. Allow yourself some time to splurge, but do your best to save some money as well. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Bold action is awarded this week, Pisces. You are one of the few people in your circle willing to take a few chances, and that will pay off soon. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS APRIL 19 - James Franco, Actor (37) APRIL 20 - Miranda Kerr, Model (32) APRIL 21 - Tony Romo, Athlete (35) APRIL 22 - Peter Frampton, Musician (65) APRIL 23 - George Lopez, Comic (54) APRIL 24 - Barbra Streisand, Singer (73) APRIL 25 - Renee Zellweger, Actress (46)


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Local sledge hockey star Quesnel’s James Gemmell, member of the Canadian National Sledge Team is on the move. Gemmell is travelling to Buffalo for the 2015 International Paralympic Committee World Championships, April 26 – May 3.

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WARNING!: ATVs can be hazardous to operate. For your safety always wear a helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing and never carry passengers. Polaris youth models of 90 cc for riders 12 and older. Polaris youth models of 50 cc for riders 6 and older. Be sure to take a safety training course. For safety and training information, call the SVIA at (800) 887-2887. You may also contact your Polaris dealer or call Polaris at (800) 342-3764.

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MARINE ENGINEERING Officers required for various civilian positions with the Department of National Defence in Victoria and Nanoose Bay, BC. Online applications only through the Public Service Commission of Canada website, Reference# DND14J008698-000051, Selection Process# 14-DND-EAESQ-386803, Canadian Forces Auxiliary Fleet. Applicants must meet all essential qualifications listed and complete the application online: http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/index -eng.htm Le ministère de la Défense nationale recherche des agents de la mécanique navale pour combler divers postes civils à Victoria et Nanoose Bay en Colombie-Britannique. Nous acceptons uniquement les candidatures posées en ligne au site Internet de la Commission de la fonction publique du Canada, numéro de référence DND14J-008698-000051, numéro du processus de sélection 14-DND-EA-ESQ-386803, Flotte auxiliaire des forces armées canadiennes. Les postulants doivent remplir le formulaire de demande et posséder toutes les qualifications essentielles énumérées. http://jobsemplois.gc.ca/index-fra.htm

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Jemi Fibre Corp, 4581 Coquiwaldi Road Mackenzie, B.C. is hiring Logging Truck Drivers for various work locations within Canada Duties: loading & unloading

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Gunderson, Donald It is with great sadness that the family of Donald (Duffy) Gunderson, announces his peaceful passing on April 8, 2015 at the Dunrovin Park Lodge in Quesnel. A Funeral Service will be held at St Andrews United Church in Williams Lake on April 24, 2015 at 2:00pm with Vic Rhodes officiating. A viewing for Duffy will be held between 12:00-1:00 pm at the church for those wishing to attend. Interment will be held in the Williams Lake City Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Donrovin Park Lodge for their care of Duffy while he was there. There will be a reception for family and friends following at the Overlander Banquet Room starting at 4:00pm, everyone is welcome to come and share their stories of Duffy. Those wishing to honour Duffy by way of donation may do so to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of their choice. Compassionate Care Funerals entrusted with all arrangements. 250-392-3336

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Ronald James Larsen

A Celebration of Life

November 17th 1969 - March 4th 2015

for the late

Esther McClure Sunday, July 26, 2015 1:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm at 545 Murphy Street

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Memorial Service for

Lillian Bow will be held at the Bouchie Lake Hall on May 2nd at 11am.

April 24th 1-4 pm 3074 Datoff Road

The beloved son of Patsy Wright and Knute Larsen was killed March 4th. He is survived by his parents and siblings; Andrew McKay, Michael Firingstoney (Larsen), Jacob Larsen and sister Willow Larsen; Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Ronnie was predeceased by his brother Jeremy Firingstoney (Larsen). He was proud of his Native heritage as part of the Nazko Nation, from the Kluskus band. He is survived by siblings Rosie West, Lucy Alexis, Celena Jimmie, Florence Jimmie, Christine Whitford and Elvis Jimmie. And many extended family members. Ronnie was a victim of a homicide in Prince George on Wednesday March 4th at 3pm. Ronnie was a loving, meek and gentle soul, with a quiet dignity and great courage. His family misses him greatly as we try to honour him in how we live our lives. Quote from Ronnie at age 12: no matter what you do you are using up time...so just be happy and know we do have time!

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MEDICAL Transcriptionists are in huge demand! Train with the leading Medical Transcription school. Learn from home and work from home. Call today: 1.800.466.1535 or online: www.canscribe.com or email: info@canscribe.com.

INDUSTRIAL Millwright - Lead Hand. Penticton Lumber reman plant requires Journeyman Millwright with machining, welding, fabrication experience. Pref. Exp. with European reman machinery, moulders/planers, RF Press, hydraulics, manufacturing. Duties: Maintenance, troubleshooting, inparts. stall/repair, ordering Team player, works unsupervised, provides direction to mtce workers. USWA contract. Benefits. Starting wage min $26.13 per hour. Fax resume to 250-493-5152 or email mike@gfp.bc.ca.

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HD Parts Person Busy Western Star dealership requires an experienced HD Parts Person, knowledge in Cat, Cummins & Detroit engines, transmissions and differentials an asset. Competitive wages and benefits. Please submit your resume by email to: nwejr@jamesws.com or by Fax: 250-398-6367 Attention: Neil Wejr

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Manager Quesnel, BC

Andre’s Electronic Experts

NEW QUESNEL LOCATION opening this summer! Starting wage 60-70,000+. Ideally looking for individuals with knowledge in Electronics, Cellular, and Appliances. Full Benefits: medical, dental. Experience is an asset, Andre’s will train. Please email resume to Andre@andres1.com

Silviculture/Planning Forester C&C Wood Products Ltd. is a value-added, local wood products operation with 37 years’ history in the community of Quesnel. The facility requires 250,000 cubic metres annually. We are looking for an experienced Forester to join our Woodlands group. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience with strength in silviculture and forest planning. Candidates must be registered, or eligible for registration with the Association of BC Forest Professionals as an RPF (candidates with an RFT designation will also be considered). C&C is a smaller operation, therefore job requirements can encompass many different aspects while working within a flexible, adaptable team environment. We excel through creating value for our customers and opportunities for our employees. We offer a competitive compensation package. Please forward a résumé and cover letter to mnielsen@ccwoodproducts.com Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

MEMBER SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE (Teller) Quesnel Branch, Permanent, Full Time

We are looking for an individual to join us as a permanent, full-time Member Services Representative in our Quesnel Branch. The successful applicant for this position will work five days a week, Tuesday to Saturday. The main focus of the position is to provide excellent customer service to our members, make quality referrals, and handle member issues and complaints. This role requires an outgoing individual with excellent communication skills, the ability to resolve problems and complaints in a tactful manner, and proven judgment in all situations. If you are interested and would like to apply, please upload your resume/cover letter by 4:30pm on Friday, April 24th, 2015, by visiting www.integriscu.ca/careers and locating the corresponding position under the current openings tab.

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ANNA MELLROY

June 15, 1935 - March 30, 2015

SAFETY WATCH/LABOURER

IDL Projects Inc. Safety Services Department will be accepting resumes for short term, temporary Safety Watch/Labourer positions for a spring turnaround at Cariboo Pulp and Paper, Quesnel. All candidates must be able to withstand physical labour. Interested candidates must email resume with references to tgaal@idlprojects.com

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TEMPORARY SUMMER POSITIONS Summer Reading Club Coordinator

Applications are hereby invited for temporary full-time Summer Reading Club Coordinators in our Williams Lake, Quesnel and 100 Mile House Library Branches. Each location is offering one fourteen week position, commencing late May, 2015 (start date to be confirmed at time of interview). The positions will be responsible for the delivery of the “Summer Reading Club” to the local/area community. Main duties include: tPreparing thematic story units which engage children in reading activities tLeading and supervising children in story theme units, with related games and crafts tPreparing news releases as per established library policy and promoting the Summer Reading Club through local media tArranging visits to local elementary schools to encourage participation tOrganizing/scheduling programme sessions and registration of participants tProviding a final report evaluating the success of the Summer Reading Club and related activities Preferred qualifications include experience in leading and supervising groups of children in a variety of activities, and knowledge of children’s books. To satisfy funding grant requirements, potential candidates must be between the ages of 15 and 30, have been registered as a fulltime student during the preceding academic year and be returning to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year, be a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program, be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and be legally entitled to work in British Columbia. This is a temporary full time 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 BC Government and Service Employees Union. The rate of pay for this position is established at $15.00 per hour. In addition to the noted hourly rate you will also receive 6% vacation pay, 4.6% statutory holiday pay, and an additional $1.25 per hour in lieu of benefits. A standard probationary period will apply. Applications will be treated as confidential and should be in the form of a resume and cover letter detailing the preferred site location as well as experience and qualifications relative to the position. Applicants should submit their resumes to the undersigned no later than 4:30 pm May 1, 2015. We wish to thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Bernice Crowe, Human Resources Advisor Cariboo Regional District 180D North 3rd Avenue Williams Lake BC V2G 2A4 Phone: 250-392-3351 bcrowe@cariboord.ca

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Anna (Marie) Mellroy of Quesnel, BC passed away peacefully at a fiesty 79 years young in the Quesnel Hospice House March 30, 2015 after a hard fought battle with cancer. At Marie’s request, there will be a Celebration of Life to be announced this spring. In Lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to The Canadian Cancer Foundation, Quesnel Hospice House or a charity of their choice. The family would like to extend a special heartfelt thank you to family, friends and all the staff at G.R. Baker Hospital and Quesnel Hospice House that brought great comfort to Marie in her final days.

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Misc. Wanted Private Collector Looking to Buy Coin Collections, Silver, Antique Native Art, Estates + Chad: 778-281-0030 in town. WANTED: FIREARMS, all types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed Dealer. Call 1.866.960.0045 or online: www.dollars4guns.com.

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Marie’s friends and family are Relaying because Marie has cancer.

WHO WILL YOU RELAY FOR? Keep your child safe in the car. Learn how to teach your child car safety. Call 1-877-247-5551 Relay in Quesnel on May 30 from 10am to 10pm at Lebourdais Park. or visit Fundraising Prizes - Join the Facebook Page for details! ChildSeatInfo.ca Survivor Victory Lap

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#1030 - NICE LOCATION CLOSE TO TOWN YET PRIVATE. Rancher with full basement on 2 separate 0.44 acre lots in Red Bluff. Some renos have been done over the past years such as windows, bathrooms and deck. Good outbuildings for workshop or toy storage. Listed for $137,100.00 Call Ray today at 250 991 2787

#1021 - HOME IN WELLS! 2 bedroom full basement home on a corner lot in Wells. Close to everything. Listed for $90,000.00 Call Archie today @ 250 992 8818

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#1065 - 14X66 MODULINE BUILT IN 2000. Kitchen area includes eating area. Excellent condition. Listed for $89,000.00 Stop in today or call Archie @ 250 992 8818

REDUCED! #1066 - TRULY FABULOUS HOME WITH UNIMPEDED view of 10th hole at Quesnel Golf Course awaits. Luxuriously appointed 5 bedroom and 3 bath home has heated tile and bamboo hardwood floors. Extensively landscaped yard with pond and underground sprinklers. Top quality kitchen cabinets and designer paint and decor. Custom concrete driveway and double garage. Listed for $347,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1017 - 10 MILE LAKE WATERFRONT LOG HOME with spectacular south westerly views across the lake from the deck, kitchen, living and dining rooms! Terraced yard with access to the lake, year round activities. 1 and 1/2 storey home with full unfinished basement will accommodate any sized family. Recently upgraded with log chinking, windows and exterior doors. Listed for $294,900.00 Call Ray today at 250 991 2787

#1038 - WELL-CARED-FOR HOME ON NO-THRU STREET, on full city services. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully-finished basement. Double garage and a fenced yard. Cultured stone, gas fireplace; deck and patio overlooking the landscaped yard. New kitchen appliances. Living Area: 2880 sq Feet. Listed for $217,900.00 Call Ray today for more details @ 250 991 2787

#1073 - GORGEOUS EXECUTIVE STYLE MODULAR HOME features open floor plan with granite counters and high end appliances. Full concrete foundation and crawl space. Double attached garage plus an incredible 32x50 truck shop with 24x50 lean to, full bathroom, mezzanine, in floor heating, crane, compressor and more! Beautifully landscaped yard with stamped concrete patio. Listed for $389,000.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1002 - EXECUTIVE HOME ON THE FRASER RIVER. New hard wood floors on main, granite countertops and roof all in last year! On demand hot water, high efficency furnace and a heat pump. 4 bedrooms up with a fully equiped theatre room over the garage. Huge master bedroom overlooking the manicured & fenced yard to the Mighty Fraser.... Listed for $324,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1010 - HOBBY FARM HEAVEN! Home has received many upgrades over the last 5 years. Including log refinishing inside and out. New windows, boiler for hot water heating system, main bath & fresh paint. Property also has garden spot, green house, wood shed, perimeter drainage, heated animal enclosures, new water hydrants. Yield 2200 Square bales on a good year. Listed for $349,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1025 - PRIVATE LUSH YARD SURROUNDS THIS CHARACTER log home on 5.26 acres about 10 min from downtown. Access to trails for the adventurist....4 bdrms up with 2 baths. Spacious living areas. Vendor says great water. Includes fully serviced cabin that has been used only as storage for many years. Listed for $260,000.00 Call Ray today at 250 991 2787

#1041 - WATER FRONT PROPERTY WITH R.V. SITE and power. Recent geo-tech report on file for building site. (Also a recent appraisal available from Oct. 24) Enjoy the year round recreational opportunities that Bouchie Lake offers such as fishing, conoeing, bird watching and other aquatic endevours. Priced to sell at $59,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1042 - SPACIOUS, PRIVATE ONE OWNER HOME ON over 7 acres in town. Property is in 2 separate titles. 2800 sq ft Residence features 6 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Hardwood and tile flooring throughout. Gas and wood heat. Detached workshop and a large barn, multiple carport, park like yard, new roof. Very clean! Listed for $349,900.00 Call Ray today at 250 991 2787

#1043 - GORGEOUS 2 STOREY HOME ON PRIVATE double lot in great Johnston Sub Neighbourhood! Grand entrance with curved staircase to upper floor with 4 big bedrooms including spacious master suite with 5 piece en suite. Updated windows, kitchen appliances and counter tops.In floor heat throughout (even in Garage), 2 NG fireplaces, tile and hardwood flooring. Listed for $349,900.00 Call Ray today at 250 991 2787

#1046 - IN AN EXCELLENT LOCATION CLOSE TO SCHOOLS and soccer facility, you’ll find this 4 bedroom family home with potential suite in basement. New furnace and recent roof! Paved driveway and more. Quick possession available. Listed for $130,000.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1048 - NEARLY 35 ACRES IN 2 SEPERATE TITLES south of town about 5 minutes from WalMart. Seasonal creek through property. Significant timber value. Driveway and gate to 4.99 acre parcel which had dwelling previously. Some fencing done. Listed for $174,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1049 - WHAT A VIEW! SUB DIVIDABLE ACREAGE FACING southwest over Dragon Lake. Located just at the top of the first hill past Dragon lake Road. Just under 60 acres with 3 distinct benches providing excellent building sites. Significant timber value from fir and spruce forest. Licensed spring on the property. Priced to sell at $375,000.00 Call Ray today for details @ 250 991 2787

#1050 - EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY HOME IN RED BLUFF. Vaulted ceilings, lots of custom woodwork, 2 gorgeous woodburning fireplaces, country kitchen and fully finished basement. New flooring and paint and new main bath. Double attached garage plus a detached 24x24’ workshop and storage shed. Priced to sell at $339,000.00 Call Ray today for details @ 250 991 2787

#1052 - SUPER WELL-KEPT HOME WITH TREMENDOUS privacy and good quality finishing throughout. New granite counter tops, window sill, backslash and sink. Cork flooring in kitchen. R/O system, appliances and well pump are also new. Workshop has new wood floor, insulation and wood stove. Well priced for the value received. Listed for $259,000.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

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#1054 - EXECUTIVE HOME IN UPLANDS FEATURES 5 large bedrooms, 3 full baths, a new roof and a spacious kitchen. Nicely landscaped at the front and a private, fenced yard in the back with deck plus a double garage and greenhouse. Fullyfinished basement has a new bedroom and a tiled double shower. Lots of bang for the buck! Listed for $219,750.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1058 - LIKE NEW 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM MODULAR in quiet Adult Park in south Quesnel. Open floor plan with generous room sizes. Screened in porch, carport and storage shed. Nicely landscaped yard with some privacy. Includes 6 appliances and window coverings. Quick possession available. Listed for $157,500.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1059 - LEVEL 1 ACRE LOT IN A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD one block from Dragon Lake. Community sewer hook-up. Proven water at 100’. Build your dream home or a duplex in this prime location! Listed for $74,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1060 - SUPER CLEAN, NEWER 1200 SQ FT HOME with in-law suite. Hardwood flooring, hot tub, single garage, new roof and more. Includes all appliances. Possession available after May 1st, 2015. Listed for $199,000.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1061 - EXECUTIVE HOME IN RED BLUFF CLOSE TO schools and shopping. Features include an outstanding oak kitchen, spacious living areas, trade ceilings, 2 decks and a patio, 3 N/G fireplaces, double garage plus a detached 24x20 shop and a fenced yard. 1 bedroom in-law suite with separate entry. Very nicely cared for. Walking distance to schools, transit and shopping. Listed for $330,000.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1062 - IMMACULATE FAMILY HOME IN THE FRIENDLY community of Kersley. Close to elementary school and bus stop, sister’s creek rec. area, fire hall, community center and general store. Many recent upgrades including pain, flooring, counter tops in bathroom and new taps. Super-efficient home is easy to heat with pacific energy wood stove and H/E furnace (still under warranty) Listed for $224,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1067 - SPACIOUS, PRIVATE 6 BEDROOM HOME ON 1.56 acres in town. Paved driveway, detached shop, sundeck and steam sauna are some of the many perks of this family ready houme. Lots of house for the value. Enjoy country living with city convenience. Listed for $254,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1069 - GREAT LOC ATION IN NORTH QUESNEL. Charming 5 bedroom family home walking distance to all amenities. Fenced yard and storage shed/work shop. Listed for $169,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1070 - SPOTLESS SOUTH HILLS FAMILY HOME NICELY tucked among the trees! New windows, paint, flooring, counters and backsplash. A pleasure to show! Fenced back yard, single garage, sundeck and more. Listed for $272,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1072 - SPOTLESS MOBILE HOME IN MOUNT VISTA MHP in south Quesnel. Full city services with a manicured fenced yard and lovely patio and new storage shed. Close to everything! Walking distance to convenience store and next to transit stop. Very well cared for. A pleasure to show! Listed for $79,500.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1001 - NEARLY NEW 1485 SQ FT RANCHER! +5 ACRES in South Quesnel. Private yard with play house. Open concept design with custom cabinets, large island with eating bar. Hardwood throughout. 3 large decks with metal walk way to play house. On demand hot water, double garage and 3 full bathrooms. Listed for $469,000.00 Call Ray today at 250 991 2787

#1068 - OVER 1500 SQ FT OF RECENTLY RENOVATED modular in Red Bluff area. new kitchen cabinets in 2008. Tile floor. Separate living room and family room. Two full baths includes a separate shower and soaker tub. Wood fireplace. Large laundry room. Small yard makes for less lawn mowing. Tool shed. Excellent tenants. Listed for $149,900.00 Call Ray today @ 250 991 2787

#1018 - THIS 176 ACRES WOULD MAKE AN EXCELLENT hobby farm. The old highway used to run through the property. Part of property is zoned ALR. The majority is zoned RA. A creek runs through the eastern portion of the lot. One corner touches Dunkley Rd. Property used to have a house. Was $139,000.00 NOW ONLY $119,000.00 Call Archie today @ 250 992 8818

#1045 - NEAT, CLEAN HOME IN WELLS - 1 BLOCK TO SHOPS and hotel. Newer appliances, H/W tank new in May. Currently occupied by long term tenant (15+ years). Please allow 24 hour notice. Listed for $59,900.00 Call Archie today at 250 992 8818

#1044 - BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM HOME ON 108 MILE LAKE. Great family home with endless recreation possibilities at your doorstep. All appliances included. Airport, school, firehall and groceries all within 4 km. Transit bus within 1 block. Listed for $275,000.00 Call Archie today at 250 992 8818.

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Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Quesnel Realty

Leslie Johnson

Ph. 250-992-6032 C.250-991-9405

Bill Ingram

4889 - LOOKING FOR PRIVACY? This picture-perfect bungalow on 1.96 acres is ideal. Nestled in the trees, this 2-bedroom home boasts hardwood floors, open floor plan, wood stove, and plenty of country charm. The property is set up for horses, with riding ring and fenced corrals. Raised garden beds, apple trees and assorted berries add to this property’s appeal. Give Bobbi a call today. $132,000.00

4887 - CUTE & COZY BUNGALOW PERFECT FOR 1ST TIME BUYERS. Spacious fenced corner lot in Red Bluff with public sewer is great place to start. Double size attached garage. Some newer flooring, updated bath sure to please. No steps - no problem, easy living rancher will fit the bill. Spacious sundeck will keep you loving the weather all summer long. Give Terri a call today. $155,000.00

4885 - GREAT STARTER HOME IN FANTASTIC LOCATION! Bring your ideas and some TLC and add value to this manufactured home with large addition on almost half an acre. Bright, 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom manufactured home with large fenced yard, nice deck for BBQing and close to everything...all at a price that will be cheaper than renting, and allow you to add value through some putting around! Call William today. $84,900.00

4884 - STUNNING ACREAGE JUST MINUTES FROM THE CITY. One of a kind property with this 38 acre hobby farm complete with barn, fencing, covered RV storage and more country charm galore! The spacious 4 bdrm, 2 bath bungalow has many windows overlooking pasture. Double attached carport. Well cared for grounds will make your move so easy. Call Terri today. $365,000.00

4883 - LOTS OF VALUE HERE. This is a five bedroom, three bathroom home with lots of updates. There is a fully finished basement, convenient location, and lots of room for everyone to play. Covered parking, paved driveway, lots of little extras. Relax, snuggle in and stay a while. Give Leslie a call today. $179,900.00

Cell. 250-991-9063

Bill Ingram

4879 - ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES! 6.02 acres in Red Bluff, within walking distance to the mall and Wal-mart. Zoned R2 with potential to subdivide or build your dream home. Adjoining 4.23 acres also for sale. Asking $88,000. Call Randy

4877 - SPOTLESS! Lovely family home on .55 ac. In Red Bluff. Three large bedrooms & 2 full baths on the main. Lots of updates including new kitchen cabinets, countertops, sink and taps, new light fixtures, vanities and stairs. Basement just needs some finishing touches and is set up for a suite. Call Randy today. $229,900.00

4876 - 15 ACRE PARADISE OVERLOOKING THE MIGHTY FRASER river only 30 minutes South of Wal-Mart (Quesnel). Immaculate 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with vaulted ceilings and expansive windows. This micro climate area sure helps with the gardening. Walk out from the upper deck to enjoy the views. Elevator in mud room for hauling those groceries upstairs. New water softener and central air in 2014. Reverse osmosis water system in kitchen. 4 appliances and ride on mower included. Priced below appraised value. Call Wayne today. $299,500.00

Ph. 250-747-3753 C.250-991-8170

William Lacy

William Lacy

4875 - CUTE, COZY AND COMFORTABLE 2 BDRM, 1 bath mobile on 1.25 acres just 10 minutes drive out the West Fraser Road. With a little TLC, this affordable package including wired, detached workshop and greenhouse could be a proud place to call home. Freestanding wood stove, interior paint and flooring add to the appeal. Watch wildlife out your front step during morning coffee. Give Jasper a call today.$68,000.00

Bob Marsh

4873 - ALL DRESSED UP AND WAITING! This is no ordinary home. Unique floor plan that offers vaulted ceilings through the main floor, a lovely kitchen with white-appointed cabinetry and island, and beautiful hardwood floors. Wait in line for the bathroom? Not here... we have 3 full, 4-pc baths including an ensuite off the master which combines beauty and functionality. Generous-size recreation/games room for everyone to enjoy, double garage and sundeck overlooking your private backyard. Upstairs, downstairs, inside and out... everything you see here will please you! Call Leslie today $249,900.00

4872 - CHARM PERSONIFIED IS REFLECTED IN THIS COLONIAL STYLE 3+bdrm/4 bath home. The warmth of wood accents welcomes you as you enter, rich in detail, plank ceilings, french doors, hardwood & pine flooring, crown mouldings are just to name a few. There is a large mastersuite with sitting room, walk in closet & ensuite. Bonus room over the garage for a games room or fabulous bedroom. Soak up the sun on your private deck while the kids play hockey or Bball on the newly poured concrete driveway. Give Bobbi a call today. $374,900.00.

4869 - A PERFECT STARTER OR RETIREMENT PROPERTY just a few minutes walk from Dragon Lake in South Quesnel. This clean and affordable 2 bed 2 bath 1995 mobile, with sunken family room addition, sits on just under half an acre, with 2 outbuildings for storage and/or hobbies. No strata fees, no pad rental! Come and have a look today! Give Jasper a call today. $144,900.00

4868 - LUXURY FINISHED CONDO IN DESIRABLE AVELINE PLACE. Impressive 2 bdrm unit has quality that you can only imagine. Flooring is complemented with black marble, slate and custom hardwood, while your kitchen is finished with top-line SS appliances, incl/fridge and freezer unit, cooktop range, built-in oven and more. Living room is spacious, cuddle up around your fireplace set with granite facing and SS inserts. Relax in your gazebo on your extended aggregate patio that is secluded with privacy. Fully furnished and ready for you to move into and enjoy. Call Leslie today. $179,000.00

Cell. 250-983-5003

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-5792

Bob Marsh

4748 - WELCOME HOME! Cute as can be 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is conveniently located close to school, shopping, downtown and is priced to sell! The renovations are too numerous to list, so definitely call to book a viewing. Tastefully decorated, with a custom kitchen, storage/playroom out back, and alley access for parking and privacy. This is a gem! Give William a call today. $133,000.00

4743 - ENJOY PRIVACY AND SPECTACULAR VIEWS of the Fraser River on this 0.92 acre property near schools, shopping, and recreation. 3 bedrooms, huge kitchen, large deck, landscaped yard, 121’ of riverfront with your own private beach. Recent additional (365 sq ft master bedroom with state-of-the-art steam shower, super energy efficient with in-floor hot water heating system). This house has a total of 1836 sq ft of unique living space. Lots of parking besides the 2 car carport. Correlieu and the soccer complex just steps away. Give Bill a call today! $249,000

4742 - UNLIKE NO OTHER! This 3 bedroom, 3 bath, full basement strata is nicely located across from Lebourdais Park. Open-concept living on main floor with bedrooms on the upper level. Master has 3-pc ensuite and stairway to an indoor hot tub overlooking the park. Full basement is ready for you to finish. Single garage. Low maintenance strata gives you the freedom to live your life. Give Terri a call today! $219,900

4732 - EXECUTIVE HOME ON 5.61 ACRES only 20 minutes from town. Has lots to offer with 2 shops (24’x30’ each), a separate barn, and other outbuildings. The home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, geothermal heating and cooling, plus a wood stove. Formal dining room, hardwood floors, and (seller says) an excellent well. Lots of value here! Give Bill a call today! $349,000.00

4726 - FINISH THIS PRIVATE RETREAT TO SUIT YOURSELF. Great starter or retirement home in Uplands on a 66 x 100 ft lot. Backyard is fenced with a partially-finished deck. 912 sq ft with 3 bedrooms up and more room down. OSBE. Close to schools, playground and shopping. Give Bill a call today! $105,000.00

4720 - AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT. Welcome to Quesnel, where this quaint 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rancher awaits your TLC. New kitchen counter tops and flooring, vaulted ceilings, high efficiency natural gas furnace and much more. Enjoy the morning sun from your patio and take in all that this beach front bungalow has to offer. Just five minutes to school, the golf course and the neighbourhood convenience store. Give Jasper a call today. $219,900.

4715 - BUSTLING BUSY CORNER IS WHERE THE ACTION IS AT, this 3 storey commercial building in the heart of the city. Many long term tenants occupy this 15,150 sq ft . Mixture of retail & professional businesses offer a variety of services. Newer air conditioning unit and plumbing done in past years. Additional adjoining 122 x 176 property also for sale see MLS# N4506270 Give Terri a call today. $575,000.

4705 - BE IN CONTROL, own your own downtown business in Quesnel. This car wash has 4 coin op bays, 2 of the bays can service large RV’s and industrial trucks & equipment. These are the only oversized bays in the Quesnel area. Business also has a busy car detailing department. Call Bobbi for more information. $199,900.00

4892 - A LOT OF LIVABILITY HERE! This is a family-friendly home within walking distance of Dragon Lake. 3 bedrooms on the main, 1 in the basement, and 3 bathrooms. Lots of natural light and a fabulous, covered deck with a peek-a-boo view of the lake and a great view of your private backyard. Bring back the sparkle with some updating, and you will have made a smart investment. The home is bright and clean, and ready for you to do your own thing with! Beautiful possibilities. Call Leslie today.$254,900.00

4654 - COMFORTABLE 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME with addition located in Red Bluff area that is close to shopping and schools. Has large lot with gardens, small greenhouse and combination garage/workshop. This is an ideal starter home or retirement property. Call Bob Granholm today! $124,000.00

4651 - BRING YOUR ELBOW GREASE to make this house a home. Some renovations done, with landscaping and sundeck overlooking the massive field out the back. Call Claudia or Leslie today! $59,900.00

4650 - BEAUTIFUL 12.39 ACRES with views front and rear with a huge, quality built 4200 sf house. 4 large bedrooms up, big kitchen, sweeping staircase. Needs a few finishing touches to unlock the potential of this property. Private setting with lots of room to roam yet close to town. 28x26 shop has underground 220v wiring for welders, etc. This house listed below assessment. Call Bill today! $329,900.00

4633 - A GREAT PLACE TO PUTTER IN PEACE & QUIET, yet conveniently located to amenities. This refurbished older home has a host of new in recent years including kitchen, 2 baths with low flow toilets, hi-eff. furnace, flooring, paint & windows. Huge workshop (30x36) at the back with 2100 sf of workshop, studio and storage. Large garden area, large sundeck, RV shelter, plus, plus, plus Call Leslie today! $199,900.00

4608 - EXECUTIVE FAMILY HOME in South Hills, ready for your family. This is a bright, very spacious home with a lot to offer the growing family. There are four bedrooms on the upper floor, main level living room and family room, and formal dining room as well. The home boasts a large kitchen with center island and fabulous eating area overlooking the flat, private backyard. There is ample parking for family and friends and double garage. Memories are made here! Call Leslie today! $279,900.00.

4499 - NEWER (2006) 3 BDRM, 1400 SQ.FT MOBILE HOME located on 1069 acres in North Quesnel area. Property previously used as a cattle ranch and there are several older buildings incl/hay barns, shop and storage sheds. A small range license of 40 AUMs is included. Partly cleared and used for hay fields and tame pasture areas with remaining areas being treed. Great starter ranch for someone wishing to start a cow/calf operation or possible wanting to run yearlings. Call Bob Granholm today! $625,000.00.

4486 - “ONCE IN A LIFETIME” OPPORTUNITY: An exceptionally efficient 3100 acre working cattle ranch, currently running 450 cow/ calf pairs, comprised of 28 titles and three homesteads with room to expand. Located just minutes North of historic “Soda Creek” in a renowned warm micro-climate, this extremely fertile Fraser River waterfront & highway frontage land comes with crown grazing licenses & multiple water licenses. 300 acres of irrigated land several hay barns, shops & outbuildings. Call Jasper or Bob! $5,499,000.00

4481 - GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY or move in & have a big mortgage helper. 2 updated homes on a 1.32 ac lot on quiet Red Bluff St. Front home is 3 bdrm w/lam floors & recent roofing. Rents at $800. Home at rear is a modular w/addition & rents for $900. Updates include bath in 2013, floor & roofing, large sundeck, backyard has to be seen w/room for a pitching green. Shared water agreement with neighbour to be carried forward. Copy in file. Community sewer, electric Inspection for addition in file. Give Bob Marsh a call today! $199,500

4414 - QUESNEL’S POPULAR WINE SHOP “QBREW” IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN YOUR OWN TURN KEY BUSINESS. With successful growth numbers and an expanding client base, all that’s needed is your enthusiasm and energy. Sole reason owner is selling is due to health reasons. Owner will even stay on and show you the ropes. Be your own boss today! Give Leslie or Bobbi a call today! $75,000

#4341 - MOBILE HOME WITH SPACIOUS ADDITION and new garage/shop! Ideally located on a quiet end of Elm, this mobile is located an a half acre lot that is fully fenced with additional outbuildings for storage. Close to shopping, schools and just about everything else. This mobile is a great retirement/starter home! Call William today to schedule a viewing. $168,900.

#4313 - LIKE NEW! Lovely 3 yr old, 16 ft wide mobile home in a quiet park. Very spacious and bright as the extra width makes for a large rooms! 2 Bdrm, 2 full Baths, vaulted ceiling, dry walled throughout, and a lovely kitchen with wood cabinets and a pantry. $94,900. Call Randy.

#4110 - GREAT VALUE! Lovely moduline 2 bdrm mobile

4081 - OWNER OCCUPIED, high quality 4-plex on quiet dead end St. next to Fraser River. Owners 2050 sq. ft. 4 bdrm total 3½ baths, 2 N/G FP, fmrm & lvrm on main and rcrm, laundry. G.O.I. is $41,400 w/included projected rent for owner home at $1,200 per month. 3-3 bdrms suites rent at $750.00. All have NG furnaces & own hot water tank. Tenant pays heat & Hydro. Owner and city are in the process of rezoning to RS3 three & 4-plex residential. Call Bob Marsh today. $459,500

#4067 - ZONED R4 - MOBILE HOME PARK - 2 TITLES. Both lots just under an acre totalling 1.94 acre. Lot 3 has a 1004 sq ft 3 bedroom full basement modular home with N/G heat & hot water. Covered deck, 24 x 26 detached double garage & 14 x 20 single shop. Service mobile home pad at the front North side of lot. Lot 2 has a mobile home pad currently being rented and a 2nd mobile pad serviced and ready to rent. Call Bob Marsh today! $129,500.

4533 - SOUTHERN BUILDING LOT. 1.15 acre lot just South of the city. Drilled well on property which is leveled, cleared, and fenced. Estimates of site for septic system and site preparation for a mobile home. Minutes from shopping and schools. Call Randy today! $34,900.

4516 - GORGEOUS CORNER LOT in great little gated community. Set yourself up for easy living and a newer manufactured and enjoy the convenience of this location. Take a drive-by today and see for yourself. Call William! $17,500.

#4323 - INVESTORS AND BUILDERS TAKE NOTE! This is a fabulous view lot overlooking the Quesnel golf course. Just under one acre, well treed, in an area of executive homes. The possibilities are grand! Prime location, realistic price! Call Leslie for information package. $49,000.00.

4101 - AFFORDABLE, serviced lot close to schools and shopping. Only a short walk from Westpark Mall. Zoned Multi-family residential, so 3-plex/4-plex/townhouse/apartment etc. Call Bob today! $15,900.00.

4104 - LARGE 0.25 ACRE LOT ZONED RS2. Fronts on Wilkinson street and Doherty Drive. Great exposure. Build that single level group home or senior ground level apartments. How about an exec. duplex and live on one side. Short walk to shopping and schools. Call Bob today! $29,900.00

Cell. 250-983-5003 4867 - SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME with features sure to please everyone. Vaulted ceilings, 4 bdrms, 3 baths, a family room plus a generous size rec/games room for the kids. Formal dining room, eating area in your bright kitchen, and main level laundry. This home is immaculate inside and out and is set on 0.79 of an acre, South of town. Look at this large, sunny backyard! Garden patch is already for your planting, or sit and unwind on your deck. Ample storage throughout the home, and a great detached workshop/shed. Loaded with extras, waiting for a new family. Call Leslie today.$289,500.00

4865 - HEAVENLY, UPDATED FAMILY HOME in Johnston Sub. Ample-sized square-footage will fit the whole family, and there is an in-law suite too! Up-to-the-minute decor will be pleasing. Hardwood and tile flooring, newer roof, lighting and fixtures. Double, attached garage on good-sized city-serviced lot. Kitchen opens to family room making for great entertaining, with the deck just steps away. Fenced yard, close to schools, rec center, college, and shopping. Call Terri today. $315,000.00

4864 - PRIVATE, EXECUTIVE HOME on 215 acres just minutes from town. Located south, the acreage has everything you need all set up and just waiting for a new family to call it home. Fully fenced, 2-stall barn, 48x30’ double garage with 15’ doors that is heated and has its own 2-pc bathroom. The home is a 3 bedroom (with option for a 4th), 3 bath executive home that is built around the amazing view of the mountains. Sit in your hot tub on your back deck and watch the stars as you enjoy this hidden piece of paradise in the Cariboo. Give William a call today. $473,000.00

4862 - LET US PEAK YOUR INTEREST! This is a unique property, 6 bdrm, 3 bath home set on 1.56 acres in town. Separate family room, plus a large games/rec. room for everyone to hang out. Generous size master bdrm, with a natural gas F/P, leads you to your fabulous ensuite. Formal D/R, eating nook off the kitchen and an incredible sundeck to enjoy while you watch the kids play outside. Driveway is paved, covered parking and a detached shop for hobbies or storage. Steam sauna, great barbeque area, lots of house, lots of value here. Call Leslie or Ray today! $254,900.00

4857 - FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME on 1.5 acres in a great location, that is seconds away from the golf courrse and minutes away form shopping and town! 3 bedroom home with potential for the laundry to become the fourth. Fantastic wrap around deck to enjoy the sun, the shade the fruit trees and the peace and quiet. Great piece of land for gardening or whatever your heart desires, and it is also fully fenced. Call William today. $179,900.00

Terri Matula

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-991-2001

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-991-2001

Bob Granholm

Bob Granholm 4852 - ABSOLUTELY IMMACULATE 2 bedroom, 2 bath home on almost 5 acres of privacy. Nothing to be done, and no stairs to deal with. Skylights in the open kitchen; ensuite bath; vaulted ceiling; and a bonus den. Septic system and well installed in 2006. This is a great place to entertain or just to spend some quiet, rural time...and only 12 minutes from town. Relax by the fire pit, or just BBQ on one of 3 decks. Would make an ideal home for those who appreciate pride-ofownership. Crawl space is concrete perimeter and floor with separate entrance and lots of storage. Call Jasper or Wayne today! $229,900.00

4827 - BRIGHT, FAMILY HOME in the ever-popular Johnston Subdivision with a park-like backyard. Nothing to do here but move in and relax. 2 bedrooms up, but office could be made into a 3rd bedroom, if needed. Great open living room/dining room upstairs with lots of big windows. Private patio out back for barbequing and relaxing, and plenty of room to run around on the 0.32 of an acre lot! A nice quiet location on a cul-de-sac, and still minutes from downtown, schools, West Fraser Timber Park and the university. Give William or Jasper a call today. $219,900.00

4826 - TAKE A LOOK! Family home set on just under one half an acre south of town. Home is located on a quiet, no through road, with an incredible deck off the back overlooking a private, treed backyard. There is a double garage, a single garage, 200-amp service, woodburning fireplace, 4 bedrooms in total and 2 bathrooms. There is also a fabulous games/great room for the entire family to enjoy. Affordable, family living in a great location. Call Leslie or Claudia today. $192,900

4819 - PICTURESQUE, PRIVATE 150 ACRE PROPERTY with a 3 bdrm, 2736 sq ft home is ideally suited for someone wishing to live out of the city. Pastures and hay fields which makes it well suited to accommodate horses or cattle and is centrally located allowing for easy commuting to Prince George or Quesnel. Several outbuildings including a large heated shop, hay barn, quonset, shelters, corrals and of course a paved driveway and large parking area. Ample water from 10+ gal/min drilled well. The owner estimates that there is still 5000 m3 of standing timber still available. Call Bob Granholm. $449,900

4818 - BEAUTIFULLY MODERN RANCHER-STYLE HOME set up on nearly one acre in Kersley. Situated on a quiet, no-thru road, this spacious floor plan and ample-sized rooms are sure to please. The master bedroom boasts lots of sunlight and an ensuite with a soaker tub and separate shower. The outside is as pleasing as the inside, with a nicely landscaped, 0.99/acre with raised garden beds, fruit trees, and storage shed. Shop is 28 x 28, wired, heated, and has 2-pcs bath and hot water. Truly a incredible set up with something for every member of the family. Talk to Terri to tour. $238,900

Randy Derrick

home in a quiet park close to shopping. Vaulted ceiling, large living room, nice bright kitchen with breakfast bar. Also a large covered deck. Priced to sell at $45,900. Call Randy

Ph. 250-249-0004

Randy Derrick

4859 - LOVELY WATERFRONT LOT ON BEAUTIFUL BOUCHIE LAKE, just a 10-minute drive west of Quesnel. Very level 0.42/acre with driveway and culvert in place. Natural gas and hydro available. Adjoining lots also for sale, and can be purchased as a group. Give Randy a call today. $48,800.00

4844 - WHAT A VIEW! Look no further than this 4.99 acre lot with a tremendous panoramic view of Bouchie Lake and miles beyond. Several building sites offering the view and privacy. Located at the end of a quiet no thru road. Adjacent view lot also for sale. Call Randy today!$52,000.00

4841 - BEAUTIFUL .57 ACRE LOT CLOSE TO TOWN ON QUIET DEAD-END STREET. Great view of the Quesnel River. South and east exposure. Easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, and recreation. A great place to retire or raise your kids. Call Bill now to view. $24,500.00

Jasper Croy Pam McGauley 250-991-2814 Ph. 250-983-3251

4756 - OPEN THE DOOR TO ELEGANCE! The welcome mat is out on this 2006 custom built home with oh so much to offer. Carefree splendor is what you will find with this 3 bdrm, 3 bath home with all the extras. Immaculate quality and finishings inside and out. Manicured grounds, double garage and detached 20 X 22 shop. All of this on just under 1/2 acre in desirable Southhills. Indulge in the good life! Call Leslie today. $359,900.00

Wayne Seale 4881 - TWO BEDROOM CONDO in the heart of downtown Quesnel! These don’t come available very often, so act fast! 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment that is close to everything: the hospital, shopping, downtown...you couldn’t ask for a better location. On-site laundry, covered parking and managed by Sterling Management...so give the place a look today! Give William a call today. $79,900.00

Ph. 250-747-3753 C.250-991-8170

Ph. 250-992-6028 C.250-991-9147

4772 - WITH A BIT OF AMBITION AND TLC, this cozy mobile home just over 5 acres near the Cottonwood River could be all you’ve ever dreamed about. Nice and private, approximately 10 minutes North of Quesnel. Bring your horses, chickens and other barn yard critters and enjoy the simple life in the Cariboo. No such thing as a cold winter night with the wood furnace crackling away! Give Jasper a call today!! $119,000.

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-9522

4882 - BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS HOME in a great neighbourhood. Original home is just 9 years old plus a one year old addition adds a large master bdrm with 5 pc ensuite and 2 walk-in closets, monster dining room, covered deck and 24x40 double garage. Main floor already offers a lovely custom kitchen, spacious living rm, 2 BR and a den. With a unfinished bsmt this home offers 7 or 8 BRs , all with walk-in closets and 4 full baths. All new flooring on the main. Gas hot water heat with forced air on main and in-floor in bsmt. Located on a double 1.13 acre lot. Call Randy Today.$329,900.00

Ph. 250-249-0004

250-992-7202

Bobbi Momer

Wayne Seale

Terri Matula

355 St. Laurent Ave.

Ph. 250-992-6032 C.250-991-9405

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-9522

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-5792

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Leslie Johnson

Bobbi Momer

Cell. 250-991-9063

Quesnel Cariboo Observer

You have questions, She has answers!

4836 - AFFORDABLE BUILDING LOT IN QUIET GATED DEVELOPMENT on city services, yet with a rural feeling. Gated access, river walk, level building site and low strata fees. Great retirement spot, traffic limited to residents, yet only minutes from the city or the golf course. Call Leslie today. $12,900.00

4790 - 3.8 ACRE PROPERTY ZONED Heavy Industrial(M3) with service buildings located in North Quesnel. Currently operating as a livestock auction market(not being sold as operating business). Main auction facility building is 2439 sq. ft. and incl. office, viewing area, washrms and public meeting area. Also a large barn (134’x22’) used for hay storage and holding pens. Outside metal gates, pens, weighing scale, squeeze, woodshed, loading ramps and wood stove in public area not included in listing price. Items are negotiable directly with Seller. Call Bob Granholm today! $99,000.00

THE SIGN YOU WANT

Ph. 250-992-6028 C.250-991-9147

Jasper Croy

Ph. 250-983-3251

Pam McGauley 250-991-2814 You have questions, She has answers!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Quesnel Realty

Leslie Johnson

Ph. 250-992-6032 C.250-991-9405

Bill Ingram

4889 - LOOKING FOR PRIVACY? This picture-perfect bungalow on 1.96 acres is ideal. Nestled in the trees, this 2-bedroom home boasts hardwood floors, open floor plan, wood stove, and plenty of country charm. The property is set up for horses, with riding ring and fenced corrals. Raised garden beds, apple trees and assorted berries add to this property’s appeal. Give Bobbi a call today. $132,000.00

4887 - CUTE & COZY BUNGALOW PERFECT FOR 1ST TIME BUYERS. Spacious fenced corner lot in Red Bluff with public sewer is great place to start. Double size attached garage. Some newer flooring, updated bath sure to please. No steps - no problem, easy living rancher will fit the bill. Spacious sundeck will keep you loving the weather all summer long. Give Terri a call today. $155,000.00

4885 - GREAT STARTER HOME IN FANTASTIC LOCATION! Bring your ideas and some TLC and add value to this manufactured home with large addition on almost half an acre. Bright, 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom manufactured home with large fenced yard, nice deck for BBQing and close to everything...all at a price that will be cheaper than renting, and allow you to add value through some putting around! Call William today. $84,900.00

4884 - STUNNING ACREAGE JUST MINUTES FROM THE CITY. One of a kind property with this 38 acre hobby farm complete with barn, fencing, covered RV storage and more country charm galore! The spacious 4 bdrm, 2 bath bungalow has many windows overlooking pasture. Double attached carport. Well cared for grounds will make your move so easy. Call Terri today. $365,000.00

4883 - LOTS OF VALUE HERE. This is a five bedroom, three bathroom home with lots of updates. There is a fully finished basement, convenient location, and lots of room for everyone to play. Covered parking, paved driveway, lots of little extras. Relax, snuggle in and stay a while. Give Leslie a call today. $179,900.00

Cell. 250-991-9063

Bill Ingram

4879 - ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES! 6.02 acres in Red Bluff, within walking distance to the mall and Wal-mart. Zoned R2 with potential to subdivide or build your dream home. Adjoining 4.23 acres also for sale. Asking $88,000. Call Randy

4877 - SPOTLESS! Lovely family home on .55 ac. In Red Bluff. Three large bedrooms & 2 full baths on the main. Lots of updates including new kitchen cabinets, countertops, sink and taps, new light fixtures, vanities and stairs. Basement just needs some finishing touches and is set up for a suite. Call Randy today. $229,900.00

4876 - 15 ACRE PARADISE OVERLOOKING THE MIGHTY FRASER river only 30 minutes South of Wal-Mart (Quesnel). Immaculate 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with vaulted ceilings and expansive windows. This micro climate area sure helps with the gardening. Walk out from the upper deck to enjoy the views. Elevator in mud room for hauling those groceries upstairs. New water softener and central air in 2014. Reverse osmosis water system in kitchen. 4 appliances and ride on mower included. Priced below appraised value. Call Wayne today. $299,500.00

Ph. 250-747-3753 C.250-991-8170

William Lacy

William Lacy

4875 - CUTE, COZY AND COMFORTABLE 2 BDRM, 1 bath mobile on 1.25 acres just 10 minutes drive out the West Fraser Road. With a little TLC, this affordable package including wired, detached workshop and greenhouse could be a proud place to call home. Freestanding wood stove, interior paint and flooring add to the appeal. Watch wildlife out your front step during morning coffee. Give Jasper a call today.$68,000.00

Bob Marsh

4873 - ALL DRESSED UP AND WAITING! This is no ordinary home. Unique floor plan that offers vaulted ceilings through the main floor, a lovely kitchen with white-appointed cabinetry and island, and beautiful hardwood floors. Wait in line for the bathroom? Not here... we have 3 full, 4-pc baths including an ensuite off the master which combines beauty and functionality. Generous-size recreation/games room for everyone to enjoy, double garage and sundeck overlooking your private backyard. Upstairs, downstairs, inside and out... everything you see here will please you! Call Leslie today $249,900.00

4872 - CHARM PERSONIFIED IS REFLECTED IN THIS COLONIAL STYLE 3+bdrm/4 bath home. The warmth of wood accents welcomes you as you enter, rich in detail, plank ceilings, french doors, hardwood & pine flooring, crown mouldings are just to name a few. There is a large mastersuite with sitting room, walk in closet & ensuite. Bonus room over the garage for a games room or fabulous bedroom. Soak up the sun on your private deck while the kids play hockey or Bball on the newly poured concrete driveway. Give Bobbi a call today. $374,900.00.

4869 - A PERFECT STARTER OR RETIREMENT PROPERTY just a few minutes walk from Dragon Lake in South Quesnel. This clean and affordable 2 bed 2 bath 1995 mobile, with sunken family room addition, sits on just under half an acre, with 2 outbuildings for storage and/or hobbies. No strata fees, no pad rental! Come and have a look today! Give Jasper a call today. $144,900.00

4868 - LUXURY FINISHED CONDO IN DESIRABLE AVELINE PLACE. Impressive 2 bdrm unit has quality that you can only imagine. Flooring is complemented with black marble, slate and custom hardwood, while your kitchen is finished with top-line SS appliances, incl/fridge and freezer unit, cooktop range, built-in oven and more. Living room is spacious, cuddle up around your fireplace set with granite facing and SS inserts. Relax in your gazebo on your extended aggregate patio that is secluded with privacy. Fully furnished and ready for you to move into and enjoy. Call Leslie today. $179,000.00

Cell. 250-983-5003

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-5792

Bob Marsh

4748 - WELCOME HOME! Cute as can be 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is conveniently located close to school, shopping, downtown and is priced to sell! The renovations are too numerous to list, so definitely call to book a viewing. Tastefully decorated, with a custom kitchen, storage/playroom out back, and alley access for parking and privacy. This is a gem! Give William a call today. $133,000.00

4743 - ENJOY PRIVACY AND SPECTACULAR VIEWS of the Fraser River on this 0.92 acre property near schools, shopping, and recreation. 3 bedrooms, huge kitchen, large deck, landscaped yard, 121’ of riverfront with your own private beach. Recent additional (365 sq ft master bedroom with state-of-the-art steam shower, super energy efficient with in-floor hot water heating system). This house has a total of 1836 sq ft of unique living space. Lots of parking besides the 2 car carport. Correlieu and the soccer complex just steps away. Give Bill a call today! $249,000

4742 - UNLIKE NO OTHER! This 3 bedroom, 3 bath, full basement strata is nicely located across from Lebourdais Park. Open-concept living on main floor with bedrooms on the upper level. Master has 3-pc ensuite and stairway to an indoor hot tub overlooking the park. Full basement is ready for you to finish. Single garage. Low maintenance strata gives you the freedom to live your life. Give Terri a call today! $219,900

4732 - EXECUTIVE HOME ON 5.61 ACRES only 20 minutes from town. Has lots to offer with 2 shops (24’x30’ each), a separate barn, and other outbuildings. The home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, geothermal heating and cooling, plus a wood stove. Formal dining room, hardwood floors, and (seller says) an excellent well. Lots of value here! Give Bill a call today! $349,000.00

4726 - FINISH THIS PRIVATE RETREAT TO SUIT YOURSELF. Great starter or retirement home in Uplands on a 66 x 100 ft lot. Backyard is fenced with a partially-finished deck. 912 sq ft with 3 bedrooms up and more room down. OSBE. Close to schools, playground and shopping. Give Bill a call today! $105,000.00

4720 - AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT. Welcome to Quesnel, where this quaint 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rancher awaits your TLC. New kitchen counter tops and flooring, vaulted ceilings, high efficiency natural gas furnace and much more. Enjoy the morning sun from your patio and take in all that this beach front bungalow has to offer. Just five minutes to school, the golf course and the neighbourhood convenience store. Give Jasper a call today. $219,900.

4715 - BUSTLING BUSY CORNER IS WHERE THE ACTION IS AT, this 3 storey commercial building in the heart of the city. Many long term tenants occupy this 15,150 sq ft . Mixture of retail & professional businesses offer a variety of services. Newer air conditioning unit and plumbing done in past years. Additional adjoining 122 x 176 property also for sale see MLS# N4506270 Give Terri a call today. $575,000.

4705 - BE IN CONTROL, own your own downtown business in Quesnel. This car wash has 4 coin op bays, 2 of the bays can service large RV’s and industrial trucks & equipment. These are the only oversized bays in the Quesnel area. Business also has a busy car detailing department. Call Bobbi for more information. $199,900.00

4892 - A LOT OF LIVABILITY HERE! This is a family-friendly home within walking distance of Dragon Lake. 3 bedrooms on the main, 1 in the basement, and 3 bathrooms. Lots of natural light and a fabulous, covered deck with a peek-a-boo view of the lake and a great view of your private backyard. Bring back the sparkle with some updating, and you will have made a smart investment. The home is bright and clean, and ready for you to do your own thing with! Beautiful possibilities. Call Leslie today.$254,900.00

4654 - COMFORTABLE 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME with addition located in Red Bluff area that is close to shopping and schools. Has large lot with gardens, small greenhouse and combination garage/workshop. This is an ideal starter home or retirement property. Call Bob Granholm today! $124,000.00

4651 - BRING YOUR ELBOW GREASE to make this house a home. Some renovations done, with landscaping and sundeck overlooking the massive field out the back. Call Claudia or Leslie today! $59,900.00

4650 - BEAUTIFUL 12.39 ACRES with views front and rear with a huge, quality built 4200 sf house. 4 large bedrooms up, big kitchen, sweeping staircase. Needs a few finishing touches to unlock the potential of this property. Private setting with lots of room to roam yet close to town. 28x26 shop has underground 220v wiring for welders, etc. This house listed below assessment. Call Bill today! $329,900.00

4633 - A GREAT PLACE TO PUTTER IN PEACE & QUIET, yet conveniently located to amenities. This refurbished older home has a host of new in recent years including kitchen, 2 baths with low flow toilets, hi-eff. furnace, flooring, paint & windows. Huge workshop (30x36) at the back with 2100 sf of workshop, studio and storage. Large garden area, large sundeck, RV shelter, plus, plus, plus Call Leslie today! $199,900.00

4608 - EXECUTIVE FAMILY HOME in South Hills, ready for your family. This is a bright, very spacious home with a lot to offer the growing family. There are four bedrooms on the upper floor, main level living room and family room, and formal dining room as well. The home boasts a large kitchen with center island and fabulous eating area overlooking the flat, private backyard. There is ample parking for family and friends and double garage. Memories are made here! Call Leslie today! $279,900.00.

4499 - NEWER (2006) 3 BDRM, 1400 SQ.FT MOBILE HOME located on 1069 acres in North Quesnel area. Property previously used as a cattle ranch and there are several older buildings incl/hay barns, shop and storage sheds. A small range license of 40 AUMs is included. Partly cleared and used for hay fields and tame pasture areas with remaining areas being treed. Great starter ranch for someone wishing to start a cow/calf operation or possible wanting to run yearlings. Call Bob Granholm today! $625,000.00.

4486 - “ONCE IN A LIFETIME” OPPORTUNITY: An exceptionally efficient 3100 acre working cattle ranch, currently running 450 cow/ calf pairs, comprised of 28 titles and three homesteads with room to expand. Located just minutes North of historic “Soda Creek” in a renowned warm micro-climate, this extremely fertile Fraser River waterfront & highway frontage land comes with crown grazing licenses & multiple water licenses. 300 acres of irrigated land several hay barns, shops & outbuildings. Call Jasper or Bob! $5,499,000.00

4481 - GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY or move in & have a big mortgage helper. 2 updated homes on a 1.32 ac lot on quiet Red Bluff St. Front home is 3 bdrm w/lam floors & recent roofing. Rents at $800. Home at rear is a modular w/addition & rents for $900. Updates include bath in 2013, floor & roofing, large sundeck, backyard has to be seen w/room for a pitching green. Shared water agreement with neighbour to be carried forward. Copy in file. Community sewer, electric Inspection for addition in file. Give Bob Marsh a call today! $199,500

4414 - QUESNEL’S POPULAR WINE SHOP “QBREW” IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN YOUR OWN TURN KEY BUSINESS. With successful growth numbers and an expanding client base, all that’s needed is your enthusiasm and energy. Sole reason owner is selling is due to health reasons. Owner will even stay on and show you the ropes. Be your own boss today! Give Leslie or Bobbi a call today! $75,000

#4341 - MOBILE HOME WITH SPACIOUS ADDITION and new garage/shop! Ideally located on a quiet end of Elm, this mobile is located an a half acre lot that is fully fenced with additional outbuildings for storage. Close to shopping, schools and just about everything else. This mobile is a great retirement/starter home! Call William today to schedule a viewing. $168,900.

#4313 - LIKE NEW! Lovely 3 yr old, 16 ft wide mobile home in a quiet park. Very spacious and bright as the extra width makes for a large rooms! 2 Bdrm, 2 full Baths, vaulted ceiling, dry walled throughout, and a lovely kitchen with wood cabinets and a pantry. $94,900. Call Randy.

#4110 - GREAT VALUE! Lovely moduline 2 bdrm mobile

4081 - OWNER OCCUPIED, high quality 4-plex on quiet dead end St. next to Fraser River. Owners 2050 sq. ft. 4 bdrm total 3½ baths, 2 N/G FP, fmrm & lvrm on main and rcrm, laundry. G.O.I. is $41,400 w/included projected rent for owner home at $1,200 per month. 3-3 bdrms suites rent at $750.00. All have NG furnaces & own hot water tank. Tenant pays heat & Hydro. Owner and city are in the process of rezoning to RS3 three & 4-plex residential. Call Bob Marsh today. $459,500

#4067 - ZONED R4 - MOBILE HOME PARK - 2 TITLES. Both lots just under an acre totalling 1.94 acre. Lot 3 has a 1004 sq ft 3 bedroom full basement modular home with N/G heat & hot water. Covered deck, 24 x 26 detached double garage & 14 x 20 single shop. Service mobile home pad at the front North side of lot. Lot 2 has a mobile home pad currently being rented and a 2nd mobile pad serviced and ready to rent. Call Bob Marsh today! $129,500.

4533 - SOUTHERN BUILDING LOT. 1.15 acre lot just South of the city. Drilled well on property which is leveled, cleared, and fenced. Estimates of site for septic system and site preparation for a mobile home. Minutes from shopping and schools. Call Randy today! $34,900.

4516 - GORGEOUS CORNER LOT in great little gated community. Set yourself up for easy living and a newer manufactured and enjoy the convenience of this location. Take a drive-by today and see for yourself. Call William! $17,500.

#4323 - INVESTORS AND BUILDERS TAKE NOTE! This is a fabulous view lot overlooking the Quesnel golf course. Just under one acre, well treed, in an area of executive homes. The possibilities are grand! Prime location, realistic price! Call Leslie for information package. $49,000.00.

4101 - AFFORDABLE, serviced lot close to schools and shopping. Only a short walk from Westpark Mall. Zoned Multi-family residential, so 3-plex/4-plex/townhouse/apartment etc. Call Bob today! $15,900.00.

4104 - LARGE 0.25 ACRE LOT ZONED RS2. Fronts on Wilkinson street and Doherty Drive. Great exposure. Build that single level group home or senior ground level apartments. How about an exec. duplex and live on one side. Short walk to shopping and schools. Call Bob today! $29,900.00

Cell. 250-983-5003 4867 - SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME with features sure to please everyone. Vaulted ceilings, 4 bdrms, 3 baths, a family room plus a generous size rec/games room for the kids. Formal dining room, eating area in your bright kitchen, and main level laundry. This home is immaculate inside and out and is set on 0.79 of an acre, South of town. Look at this large, sunny backyard! Garden patch is already for your planting, or sit and unwind on your deck. Ample storage throughout the home, and a great detached workshop/shed. Loaded with extras, waiting for a new family. Call Leslie today.$289,500.00

4865 - HEAVENLY, UPDATED FAMILY HOME in Johnston Sub. Ample-sized square-footage will fit the whole family, and there is an in-law suite too! Up-to-the-minute decor will be pleasing. Hardwood and tile flooring, newer roof, lighting and fixtures. Double, attached garage on good-sized city-serviced lot. Kitchen opens to family room making for great entertaining, with the deck just steps away. Fenced yard, close to schools, rec center, college, and shopping. Call Terri today. $315,000.00

4864 - PRIVATE, EXECUTIVE HOME on 215 acres just minutes from town. Located south, the acreage has everything you need all set up and just waiting for a new family to call it home. Fully fenced, 2-stall barn, 48x30’ double garage with 15’ doors that is heated and has its own 2-pc bathroom. The home is a 3 bedroom (with option for a 4th), 3 bath executive home that is built around the amazing view of the mountains. Sit in your hot tub on your back deck and watch the stars as you enjoy this hidden piece of paradise in the Cariboo. Give William a call today. $473,000.00

4862 - LET US PEAK YOUR INTEREST! This is a unique property, 6 bdrm, 3 bath home set on 1.56 acres in town. Separate family room, plus a large games/rec. room for everyone to hang out. Generous size master bdrm, with a natural gas F/P, leads you to your fabulous ensuite. Formal D/R, eating nook off the kitchen and an incredible sundeck to enjoy while you watch the kids play outside. Driveway is paved, covered parking and a detached shop for hobbies or storage. Steam sauna, great barbeque area, lots of house, lots of value here. Call Leslie or Ray today! $254,900.00

4857 - FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME on 1.5 acres in a great location, that is seconds away from the golf courrse and minutes away form shopping and town! 3 bedroom home with potential for the laundry to become the fourth. Fantastic wrap around deck to enjoy the sun, the shade the fruit trees and the peace and quiet. Great piece of land for gardening or whatever your heart desires, and it is also fully fenced. Call William today. $179,900.00

Terri Matula

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-991-2001

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-991-2001

Bob Granholm

Bob Granholm 4852 - ABSOLUTELY IMMACULATE 2 bedroom, 2 bath home on almost 5 acres of privacy. Nothing to be done, and no stairs to deal with. Skylights in the open kitchen; ensuite bath; vaulted ceiling; and a bonus den. Septic system and well installed in 2006. This is a great place to entertain or just to spend some quiet, rural time...and only 12 minutes from town. Relax by the fire pit, or just BBQ on one of 3 decks. Would make an ideal home for those who appreciate pride-ofownership. Crawl space is concrete perimeter and floor with separate entrance and lots of storage. Call Jasper or Wayne today! $229,900.00

4827 - BRIGHT, FAMILY HOME in the ever-popular Johnston Subdivision with a park-like backyard. Nothing to do here but move in and relax. 2 bedrooms up, but office could be made into a 3rd bedroom, if needed. Great open living room/dining room upstairs with lots of big windows. Private patio out back for barbequing and relaxing, and plenty of room to run around on the 0.32 of an acre lot! A nice quiet location on a cul-de-sac, and still minutes from downtown, schools, West Fraser Timber Park and the university. Give William or Jasper a call today. $219,900.00

4826 - TAKE A LOOK! Family home set on just under one half an acre south of town. Home is located on a quiet, no through road, with an incredible deck off the back overlooking a private, treed backyard. There is a double garage, a single garage, 200-amp service, woodburning fireplace, 4 bedrooms in total and 2 bathrooms. There is also a fabulous games/great room for the entire family to enjoy. Affordable, family living in a great location. Call Leslie or Claudia today. $192,900

4819 - PICTURESQUE, PRIVATE 150 ACRE PROPERTY with a 3 bdrm, 2736 sq ft home is ideally suited for someone wishing to live out of the city. Pastures and hay fields which makes it well suited to accommodate horses or cattle and is centrally located allowing for easy commuting to Prince George or Quesnel. Several outbuildings including a large heated shop, hay barn, quonset, shelters, corrals and of course a paved driveway and large parking area. Ample water from 10+ gal/min drilled well. The owner estimates that there is still 5000 m3 of standing timber still available. Call Bob Granholm. $449,900

4818 - BEAUTIFULLY MODERN RANCHER-STYLE HOME set up on nearly one acre in Kersley. Situated on a quiet, no-thru road, this spacious floor plan and ample-sized rooms are sure to please. The master bedroom boasts lots of sunlight and an ensuite with a soaker tub and separate shower. The outside is as pleasing as the inside, with a nicely landscaped, 0.99/acre with raised garden beds, fruit trees, and storage shed. Shop is 28 x 28, wired, heated, and has 2-pcs bath and hot water. Truly a incredible set up with something for every member of the family. Talk to Terri to tour. $238,900

Randy Derrick

home in a quiet park close to shopping. Vaulted ceiling, large living room, nice bright kitchen with breakfast bar. Also a large covered deck. Priced to sell at $45,900. Call Randy

Ph. 250-249-0004

Randy Derrick

4859 - LOVELY WATERFRONT LOT ON BEAUTIFUL BOUCHIE LAKE, just a 10-minute drive west of Quesnel. Very level 0.42/acre with driveway and culvert in place. Natural gas and hydro available. Adjoining lots also for sale, and can be purchased as a group. Give Randy a call today. $48,800.00

4844 - WHAT A VIEW! Look no further than this 4.99 acre lot with a tremendous panoramic view of Bouchie Lake and miles beyond. Several building sites offering the view and privacy. Located at the end of a quiet no thru road. Adjacent view lot also for sale. Call Randy today!$52,000.00

4841 - BEAUTIFUL .57 ACRE LOT CLOSE TO TOWN ON QUIET DEAD-END STREET. Great view of the Quesnel River. South and east exposure. Easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, and recreation. A great place to retire or raise your kids. Call Bill now to view. $24,500.00

Jasper Croy Pam McGauley 250-991-2814 Ph. 250-983-3251

4756 - OPEN THE DOOR TO ELEGANCE! The welcome mat is out on this 2006 custom built home with oh so much to offer. Carefree splendor is what you will find with this 3 bdrm, 3 bath home with all the extras. Immaculate quality and finishings inside and out. Manicured grounds, double garage and detached 20 X 22 shop. All of this on just under 1/2 acre in desirable Southhills. Indulge in the good life! Call Leslie today. $359,900.00

Wayne Seale 4881 - TWO BEDROOM CONDO in the heart of downtown Quesnel! These don’t come available very often, so act fast! 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment that is close to everything: the hospital, shopping, downtown...you couldn’t ask for a better location. On-site laundry, covered parking and managed by Sterling Management...so give the place a look today! Give William a call today. $79,900.00

Ph. 250-747-3753 C.250-991-8170

Ph. 250-992-6028 C.250-991-9147

4772 - WITH A BIT OF AMBITION AND TLC, this cozy mobile home just over 5 acres near the Cottonwood River could be all you’ve ever dreamed about. Nice and private, approximately 10 minutes North of Quesnel. Bring your horses, chickens and other barn yard critters and enjoy the simple life in the Cariboo. No such thing as a cold winter night with the wood furnace crackling away! Give Jasper a call today!! $119,000.

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-9522

4882 - BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS HOME in a great neighbourhood. Original home is just 9 years old plus a one year old addition adds a large master bdrm with 5 pc ensuite and 2 walk-in closets, monster dining room, covered deck and 24x40 double garage. Main floor already offers a lovely custom kitchen, spacious living rm, 2 BR and a den. With a unfinished bsmt this home offers 7 or 8 BRs , all with walk-in closets and 4 full baths. All new flooring on the main. Gas hot water heat with forced air on main and in-floor in bsmt. Located on a double 1.13 acre lot. Call Randy Today.$329,900.00

Ph. 250-249-0004

250-992-7202

Bobbi Momer

Wayne Seale

Terri Matula

355 St. Laurent Ave.

Ph. 250-992-6032 C.250-991-9405

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-9522

Ph. 250-992-7202 C.250-983-5792

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Bobbi Momer

Cell. 250-991-9063

Quesnel Cariboo Observer

You have questions, She has answers!

4836 - AFFORDABLE BUILDING LOT IN QUIET GATED DEVELOPMENT on city services, yet with a rural feeling. Gated access, river walk, level building site and low strata fees. Great retirement spot, traffic limited to residents, yet only minutes from the city or the golf course. Call Leslie today. $12,900.00

4790 - 3.8 ACRE PROPERTY ZONED Heavy Industrial(M3) with service buildings located in North Quesnel. Currently operating as a livestock auction market(not being sold as operating business). Main auction facility building is 2439 sq. ft. and incl. office, viewing area, washrms and public meeting area. Also a large barn (134’x22’) used for hay storage and holding pens. Outside metal gates, pens, weighing scale, squeeze, woodshed, loading ramps and wood stove in public area not included in listing price. Items are negotiable directly with Seller. Call Bob Granholm today! $99,000.00

THE SIGN YOU WANT

Ph. 250-992-6028 C.250-991-9147

Jasper Croy

Ph. 250-983-3251

Pam McGauley 250-991-2814 You have questions, She has answers!

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839 Rolph St. - Bring your family & Mom too... Perfectly set up for family! 5 bdrms, 2 ½ baths, includes ground level in-law suite. Many updates, beautiful landscaping, sundeck overlooks private fenced back yard. Just walk to the soccer fields, Elem & senior High schools, shopping & yes down to the River. Location plus this lovely maintained home makes this a serious contender. Call Rick to view. MLS#N243711 NCR#2561

2170 Golden Pond Rd.- Immaculate & welldesigned 6 year old Moduline dbl wide modular home in quiet Ashland Meadows of Red Bluff. Bright & spacious 1596 sqft home, master w/WI closet & amazing ensuite. 2 good-sized bdrms, fantastic kitchen open to lrg eating area & huge LR, carport, fenced yard & storage shed. Strata fees only $65.05/mth & incl community water, garbage PU & snow removal. A must see & won’t last long! Call Amber. MLS#N243512 NCR#2560

885,900

LICENCED PROPERTY MANAGER ON SITE

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90,000

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6721 Cariboo Hwy 97N - Waterfront Resort!! McLeese Lake Resort is located on 4+ acres & 750’ of waterfront on beautiful McLeese Lake in the heart of the Cariboo. This Resort boast 20 camping/RV sites, 10 unit motel, 4 cabins, 3 bdrm 1800 sq. ft. log home & several outbuildings. The setting is spectacular! The fishing is abundant & the location is convenient right off Hwy 97 between William’s Lake & Quesnel. Call Amber or Lisa to view. MLS# 4507217 #2542

3032 Durrell Rd - Gardener’s Paradise!! 1 bedroom detached home, south of town on 5 secluded acres. 2nd bedroom has been converted to laundry room & could be converted back. With a screened porch & a wraparound deck to enjoy all year round, this property won’t last long! Call Lisa today for more info. MLS#N243751 NCR#2562

615 Callanan St. – A Little Paint-A Little Luv-A Wow Location! North Quesnel 2+1 B/R Character home. Nice kitchen, nicely treed, full basement, mostly unfinished w/ outside entry. Walk to everything Quesnel has to offer. Large lot, lane access, across from QJS. Perfect time for a little “Home Work”. Great investment opportunity for the residential investor. Quick possession. Call Rick to view. MLS#N244110 NCR#2563

newe Pric 109,500

259,900

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805 Avison Ave. - Fresh paint on the outside, good tenants in the inside, ready for your investment! All 1 bedroom units with upper units having 4 x 10 balcony. Building is full rented. Call Linda to schedule your appointment! GST may be applicable.

MLS#N 4506394

NCR#2459

937 River Park Rd.- 4bdrm home w/full unfinished basement at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. New HWT, pump and pressure tank. This house has a 2500 gal above ground cistern in an insulated shed. Bring your tools, this is a fixer upper, with great potential. Call Lisa to view! MLS#N243236 NCR#2558

309,900

358,500

55,000

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288 McNaughton Ave. - 1940’s character home full of charm w/ 3 attached mortgage helpers in North Quesnel! 3 bdrm, 2 bath main home has recently undergone extensive remodelling. The 3, 2-bdrm units attached are currently rented, at $550, 600 & $650. Property is currently being managed by a licensed property manager. 24 hour notice is requires. Call Amber today to view! MLS#N240454 NCR#2533

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2927 Belcarra Rd – Lovely, 3 bdrm spacious family home in South Quesnel. Main floor boasts open foyer, vaulted ceilings in sitting & family rms, lrg kitchen w/ island & breakfast nook, formal DR, laundry rm, & 2-pc bath. Grand, rock-faced, wood-burning FP in family rm. Above, there’s 2 bdrms & 4-pc bath. French doors into spacious master w/ walkin closet & 4-pc ensuite w/ jetted tub. Attached dbl grg & 32x24’ shop. This home is a must see… call Amber today to view! MLS#N242891 #2551

1219 Hwy 97 N – Turn-key, U-Brew business opportunity in a convenient location on 2-Mile flat! Currently only brewing wine, ther is room for expansion to the empty space next door (w/approval) to set up shop for brewing beer &/or cider (Serving-It-Right is required by law). This is fun & creative business opportunity ready to go. Seller is motivated. Includes inventory & equipment. Contact Amber today to view! MLS#N4507033 NCR#2526

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94,900

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315 Gordon Ave. – Top of the City! North Quesnel. Built in the day when Quality met Solid. Almost 1500sqft on both lvls + full daylt bsmt. Wood FP, hdwood flrs & pocket doors to Family rm in LR, Formal DR. Lg Kitchen, WI Pantry, Laundry on main. Master haven w ensuite & powder rm. This 4 lg BR, 4 bath home is so inviting, full of discovery w City convenience, yet so private w/ mature trees, garden, rec rm, os dbl grg. Perhaps yours to explore & call home. Call Rick MLS#N243004 #2552

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379 Willis St. - Investment Opportunity!! Upstairs: 3 bdrms bright & spacious, fireplace in LR, & recently updated (incl new paint, flooring, light fixtures & pass-through.) Currently rented for $1,200/month. Down: 2 bdrms, some updating (incl new flooring in LR, new fride & stove). Currently rented for $725/month. Level fenced yard, single grg, shared laundry & great earning potential. Call Lisa. MLS#N241524 NCR#2540

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1238 Croft Road - Ready to Build? Already has shop in place, just needs residence. Half an acre on paved street. Just enough trees to be private. Ideal south location on Croft Rd, near shopping, elementary schools & Dragon Lake. 1040 sq ft insulated, wire workshop. Sewer hook up at paved street. Just pick your plan, perhaps a rancher, add a well & start building. Call Rick to view. MLS#N231211 #2462

1320 Twan Ave. – Clean & well maint’d rancher w/ full bsmt on quiet cul-de-sac corner lot. Fts a spacious kitchen, walk-out to private sundeck fr DR & 3 bdrms & 1.5 baths up (2pc ensuite off master). In-law suite down fts full kitchen, 4 pc bath & seperate entrance. Private, fenced & landscaped backyard w/ hot tub on the deck, children’s playhouse & nat gas (radiant heat). Call Rick. MLS#N242134 #2544

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801 Spruce St. – Terrific Project House, quick possession, compact rancher. Ideal for investment property. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home is close to shopping, Gymnastics club & Elem school. Large yard to enjoy, lovely trees. South, 0.71 acre, great for gardeners. Income producer or downsize to one level living, w/ all the conveniences of South Quesnel. Call Rick to view #2543

$

176 Wolfe Rd.–Spacious 2500’ rancher that your family can really spread out in! Immaculate home fts 5 bdrms & 2 baths (1 w/heated ceramic flooring & Jacuzzi tub), newer flooring & a well-appointed oak kitchen w/ plenty of storage & counter space. Front LR is perfect for quiet relaxation, & lrg fam rm fts a designer wall-mounted FP. New roof in 2013, septic pumped & flushed in 2014, & 2 HWTs. Call Amber today! MLS#N242591 NCR#2547

75,000

$

1892 Hemlock Ave. - Mini Rancher Priced to sell! Tons of character, needing some TLC. Huge screened porch to enjoy the summer evenings. Just shy of ½ acre w/tons of work shop style storage & outbuildings. Property has access off Hemlock & Birch. 4 bedrooms, 1½ baths all on one level. Cute not so little house, come & see. Call Rick to view.

NCR#2448

$

3556 Hilborn Rd. - Spacious & well maintained home on quiet dead end street. Fts updates windows thru-out, some updated flooring, and an addition w/2bdrms up, office and storage area below. There is plenty of parking, covered detached carport and workshop out back. Gardeners will love the established garden! There is also a massive entryway/boot room. Call Amber to view. MLS#N243279 NCR#2557

IN TOWN

RACING RD SOUTH ½ AC $19,000.

N227183

RACING RD SOUTH ½ AC $19,000

N227185

CROFT SOUTH W/SHOP

$69,900.

MILLS RD

West . ¾ AC

$19,000.

N232297

TATCHELL

SOUTHILLS 1AC $75,000.

N239876

N226691

LOTS

108,900

$

SOLD

1943 Poplar Ave. - CUT LOG HOME WITH LOTS OF POTENTIAL ON VERY PRIVATE 1.2 ACRES. Needs some TLC, but there is good value here. Open floor plan with large kitchen and 2 good sized bedrooms. Large deck faces west. Large storage shed and lots of room to park. Very spacious private yard is beautiful all year round. Call Lisa or Amber to view. MLS#N241397 NCR#2538

OUT OF TOWN NORTH/SOUTH

179,900

120,000

$

$

152 Bouchie St. - GREAT STARTER HOME OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY! 2 bedrooms up & 2 down with walkout basement. Covered deck with view of the city off the dining room. Recent updates include decks, roof overhangs, siding, retaining wall, chain link, too many to list. Call Lisa to view or for more info. MLS#N240922 NCR#2534

140 Gemini St. - Updated duplex w/two bedrooms on both sides w/8+ acres. Both sides currently rented. Good investment property. Call Amber or Lisa to view. MLS#N243326 NCR#2559

CRN NAZKO/RAWLINGS 4.82 AC. $48,000. BLACKWATER RD 25+ AC. $55,000.

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$75,000.

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R E N TA L S

 2 BDRM ground level bsmt suite. Back yard access. - $600/month  3 BDRM, 1 ½ BATH, 1300 sqft suite. W/D hookups, newly updated. - $750/month

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 NEWLY RENO’D 3 BDRM - 1 ½ BATH TOWNHOUSE - $750/month

OUT OF TOWN WEST

24 AC.

Lot C Tatchell Rd. - Upper Southills! Choice building lot on this street of quality homes. Level, private, & city services available. Bring your plans, just may be the ideal time to make your dream home a reality! A full acre w/ over 120 feet of frontage. Near Dragon Lake, an elementary school, restaurants, & shopping in south Quesnel. Time to go for a drive & view this prime building location. Call Rick. MLS#N239876 NCR#2529

newe Pric

LOTS

KOHANKO RD

Lot 15 Parkland Rd. - LAKESHORE on TEN MILE LAKE! Great building sit complete w/recreational rustic log cabin (of little value). Enjoy the beach w/the firepit, privacy, & unbelievable view. Just imagine...call of the loons, lapping of the water, sunsets, campfires...a whole life experience of lakeshore living. Dare to dream! Call Rick to view. MLS#N242607 NCR#2548

115,000

129,900

$

MLS#N230013

209,500

$

N226910 N214273/ N214274 N237006

102,000

$

785 Pine Rd. - 5 Bedroom rancher on 1.17 acre lot in south Quesnel. Quiet dead end street, only 1 block from Red Bluff elementary School. Call Lisa for more information. MLS#N234049 NCR#2554

139,900

$

1381 Sam Toy Rd – “Development Potential” Corner Lot. Just off Hwy 97, corner of Gook Rd & Sam Toy. Chain Link fenced on 3 sides. Gravel lot. Level, ideal for development. Currently used as vehicle, RV & storage. Zoning is Institutional (P) w/ various commercial, retail, & eight industrial properties nearby. Call Rick. MLS#4507270

 2 BDRM APT. - $650/month

18,000

$

723 Future Dr. – READY–SET–BUILD! North Quesnel half-acre, level lot. Driveway’s in and so is the power pole. In Bernard Subdivision, near Barlow Creek Elementary School. Priced to Sell. Call Lisa. MLS#N242778 #2550

#2545

 3 BDRM DUPLEX w/full bsmt - $750/month

 2 + 1 BDRM SUITE - $775/month  1 BDRM SUITE - $450/month

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Surprise guests with homemade crêpes Weekend brunch hosts who want to forgo more familiar fare can spice things up with crêpes, a beloved dish in France that is popular in many other areas of the globe as well. The following recipe for “Asparagus & Ham Crêpes” from Lou Seibert Pappas’ “Crêpes: Sweet & Savory Recipes for the Home Cook” (Chronicle Books) is a versatile dish that can be made into a vegetarian offering by simply omitting the ham. Asparagus & Ham Crêpes Makes 8 crêpes 8

6- or 7-inch garbanzo flour or savory crêpes (see below) 1½ pounds asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch diagonal lengths 1 egg 1 large sweet white or red onion, chopped 3⁄4 cup ricotta cheese or natural cream cheese at room temperature 1⁄2 cup shredded Gruyére or Emmenthal cheese

3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 tsp minced fresh tarragon or dill, or 1⁄2 tsp dried tarragon or dill 2 ounces honey-baked ham or Black Forest ham, julienned

Prepare the crêpes. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Steam the onion and asparagus in a covered container over boiling water until the asparagus is crisp-tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. In a medium bowl, beat the egg and mix in the cheeses, garlic, parsley, tarragon or dill, ham, and steamed vegetables. Spoon 1⁄2 cup of the filling in a ribbon down the center of each crêpe and roll to enclose. Arrange in a greased 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until heated through. Serve at once. Savory Crêpes Makes 16 to 18, 6- or 7-inch crêpes 2 large eggs 1 cup milk 1⁄3 cup water 1 cup all-purpose flour, preferably bleached 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus 2 or 3 tablespoons butter for coating the pan In a blender or food processor, blend the eggs, milk, water, flour, salt, and the 2 tablespoons melted butter for 5 seconds, or until smooth. Stir down and repeat if necessary. Or, to mix by hand, sift the flour into a medium bowl and add the salt. Whisk the eggs until blended, mix in the milk and water and whisk this mixture into the flour and salt; stir in the 2 tablespoons melted butter. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (2 hours is preferable) or up to 24 hours. Gently stir the batter if it has separated. Heat a seasoned 6- or 7-inch nonstick crêpe pan over medium-high heat until hot. Coat the pan lightly with butter, lift the pan from the heat and pour in 2 or 3 tablespoons of batter, tilting and rotating the pan to coat the surface. Cook until almost dry on top and lightly browned on the edges, about 1

Asparagus & Ham Crêpes

minute. Loosen the edges with a metal spatula and flip the crêpe over using your fingers or the spatula, then cook the other side for about 15 seconds, or until lightly browned. Turn the crêpe out onto a clean tea towel to cool. Repeat with the remaining batter, wiping the pan with butter as needed and stacking the crêpes as they are cooked. For serving immediately, cover the crêpes with aluminum foil and keep them warm in a preheated 200 F oven. For serving later, wrap them in plastic wrap in quantities intended for each use and slip them in a self-sealing plastic bag. Refrigerate crêpes for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 2 months. To make garbanzo flour crêpes, follow the savory crêpe recipe, but replace the 1 cup all-purpose flour with 2⁄3 cup all-purpose flour and 2⁄3 cup garbanzo flour.

Family-friendly meals need not take a lot of time Parents faced with the nightly task of preparing meals for their families often feel as if there’s just not enough time to cook a hearty, homecooked meal the whole family can enjoy. Long hours at the office can make some parents feel like they need to be magicians to serve up a delicious meal in the time between arriving home from work and going to bed. But family-friendly meals can still find their way to your dinner table even if you are pressed for time. The following recipe for “Sliced Steak With Crispy Polenta” from “Weightwatchers: Cook It Fast” (St. Martin’s Press) can be whipped up in roughly 30 minutes, meaning it’s entirely possible for families to sit down to a fresh and delicious meal any night of the week. Sliced Steak With Crispy Polenta Serves 4 1 1-pound lean flank steak, trimmed 1⁄2 teaspoon ancho or regular chili powder 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 16-ounce tube fat-free polenta, cut into 12 slices 11⁄2 cups fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1⁄2 red onion, chopped 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Sliced Steak With Crispy Polenta

1. Spray ridged grill pan with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steak with chili powder and salt. Place steak in pan and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into side of steak registers 145 F for medium, about 5 minutes on each side. Transfer steak to cutting board and let stand 5 minutes. Cut on a diagonal into 16 slices. 2. Meanwhile, spray boiler rack with nonstick spray and preheat boiler. Arrange slices of polenta on rack and broil 5 inches from heat until crispy and heated through, about 2 minutes on each side. 3. Spray medium skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium heat. Add corn, bell pepper, onion, and jalapeño pepper; cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and stir in cilantro. 4. Place 3 slices of polenta on each of 4 plates and top each serving with 4 slices of steak. Divide corn mixture evenly among plates. Do it faster: To neatly and quickly remove the kernels from an ear of corn, place a bowl in the sink, stand the corn on end inside the bowl, and cut off the kernels with a knife. Any fly-away kernels will end up in the sink.


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