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The streets of Prince George are safer than they have ever been. Statistics Canada recently released its annual crime statistics including the crime severity index (CSI), showing that, in 2011, the city’s dropped 20 points to 159. “It’s the lowest overall the city has seen,” Supt. Eric Stubbs said in a press conference Wednesday. He pointed out the rate of violent crimes also dropped about 20 per cent, from 196 to 158. “I want to be clear the number one single largest contributor to our success is our members,” Stubbs said. He added they are dedicated, often putting in hours after their shifts have ended. Stubbs said there are a number of strategies and reasons for the drop in numbers that enhance the efforts of local members to ensure Prince George is a safe secure community. For instance, the crime reduction team is targeting prolific offenders. Of the 15 known to police, nine are now incarcerated with the remaining six involved in the criminal justice system in some way. Mid- to high-level gang members are the focus of investigations, a task that is greatly aided by the provinces CESU team. The downtown enforcement unit, Stubbs said, has reduced crime downtown by 20 per cent. A one-member unit working with at-risk youth is making a difference among young people who are often targeted by gangs and encouraged to get involved in a criminal lifestyle.

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Prince George RCMP Supt. Eric Stubbs answers a question at Wednesday’s press conference, with Mayor Shari Green listening in. Two to three times a week search warrants are executed by general duty officers, who not only make a number of arrests but seize weapons, getting them off the street. The Step In Step Up program along with the home security evaluation program help to prevent crime before it happens, Stubbs said. The newly formed

domestic violence unit will help victims as well as prevent incidents of domestic violence. Stubbs added the local RCMP detachment intends to continue to work with its partners, from government agencies to city hall, to fight crime. Some of the challenges facing the force include the significant number of transients who travel

through the city. Property crimes, an issue in the city, are experiencing a bit of a spike. Gangs and guns, he added, are still a presence and a concern within the community. However, with the CSI at an all-time low, Stubbs said he is pleased, though not surprised when he takes into consideration the hard work that’s gone into



facing down crime locally, adding proactive intelligence driven policing along with the dedication of local members has made all the difference. Mayor Shari Green, who attended the conference, said she is pleased with the numbers as well, saying she is supportive of the efforts of the officers involved.

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that appropriate follow-up was made, bringing social agency partners in to help Last year the RCMP families with the various attended over 900 domes- issues that arise in certain tic violence calls, a fact cases. “I’m not a social worker,” which prompted Supt. Eric Stubbs to follow the Cook pointed out. “I pass lead of other communities on information to our comand create a local domestic munity partners. We all need to pull together as a violence unit. group p with these cases. We Stubbs introduced the g work in coorconcept of the dination with unit to city all the differcouncil at a ent community meeting earagencies as a lier in the year concentrated during which group for highhe outlined risk victims.” policing prioriCook added ties for the city that though the and received preponderance unanimous of victims are support for the Carla Cook female, someidea. - New assignment times men can “I was also be victims asked to start a domestic violence unit,” of domestic violence. HighCorp. Carla Cook, who risk victims are decided on was available for inter- a case by case basis, someviews at an RCMP press times pinpointed because conference on crime statis- of repeat calls to the police and at other times through tics Wednesday, said. She added she is spend- the knowledge of someone ing the initial weeks in the at a community agency. In fact, one of the chalnew unit reviewing files, ensuring all due diligence lenges in domestic viowas done by on-scene lence cases is it’s often not officers in each case and the victim who complains,

rather calls come in from a third party, often from a community agency. Among the 900 calls that came in last year, there are many repeat offenders. Follow-up to stop the cycle of violence is as varied as the people who

are involved. As an example, Cook spoke about a woman who returns to her violent partner after he pleads to her to do so, usually while calling from jail. Upon learning this Cook made arrangements so the man, who is currently

incarcerated, cannot call anyone but his lawyer. Help, through social agencies and the RCMP, comes in many forms, be it victims’ assistance, counselling or financial aid. Pinpointing high-risk victims and helping them,

and others, get the aid required may well stop the cycle of violence for many local families. Though Cook said she is well aware they cannot save everyone, they are dedicated to doing everything they can to help.

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New agreement unites Aboriginal employment groups The new Urban Aboriginal Working Group (UAWG) has wasted little time is forming partnerships with local groups. Earlier this week, the UAWG, which has UNBC as one of its major coordinators, signed a protocol agreement with Kopar Administration and the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association (PGNAETA) to work together on programs and recourse sharing.

“This protocol agreement provides an excellent foundation for ongoing collaboration,” said PGNAETA executive director Karin Hunt in a release. “It is PGNAETA’s desire that, jointly, we can design and implement services to meet the needs of the Aboriginal labour force and industry. In the release, Kopar president Tom Newell echoed Hunt’s comments. “Kopar is more than pleased to formailze our longstanding working relationship of

grams we each offer to make sure there’s no duplication of effort.” Chabot says the groups are also looking for ways to make programs they are offering more inclusive. “Some of the programs we currently offer are designated as being only for Aboriginal people. We would like to find ways to make these programs open to more people who are seeking employment.”

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to ask for a policy that limits the force used on young offenders.” In May of this year in Prince George the RCMP responded to an altercation between youth that involved bear spray. After searching the area with a service dog, they located a 12-year-old girl who had fled the scene. The service dog was released in order to apprehend the child, and in the process she was bitten multiple times on the leg. The family alleges that police took her to the hospital where she was treated with 20 stitches, then held her for hours in an adult jail cell before finally notifying her parents around 2 a.m. The Youth Criminal Justice Act requires police to notify the family as soon as possible after an arrest; it also does not allow youth to be taken to jail facilities intended for adults. “The young girl and her family are quite clear in maintaining that when located by the police and their service dog she told them her age, offered to give herself up, and said that she was afraid of being attacked by the dog,” stated Douglas King, a lawyer with the Pivot Legal Society. “This troubling case is yet another example of why there needs to be greater controls placed on how police dogs are used in this province. The RCMP cannot be allowed to ignore the laws we have in place to protect youth.” Prince George detachment Supt. Eric Stubbs said he cannot comment on the case right now. “That is under investigation by the New Westminster police department,” he said. However, he said that a meeting held

last week regarding the incident was proactive and resulted in a positive exchange of information. The local incident came just a few months after the family of a youth in Surrey lodged a complaint after their son was bitten in the face by an RCMP police dog for stealing an energy drink, and just four months after another 12-year-old

was bitten by a police dog in Vancouver. The groups are also requesting a meeting with senior representatives from the RCMP’s Northern District and National Headquarters, and are hoping to address what appears to be an escalating level of force being used on children and youth, who are mainly Aboriginal. “Right now, the

relationship between Aboriginal people and police in Prince George is one based on fear and distrust,” explained Preston Guno, a program manager at Carrier Sekani

Family Services. “We do recognize that it is sometimes necessary to use force – but we believe that force should always be reasonable and it should always take


into account the age of the child. CSFS, CSTC, UBCIC, and PIVOT are calling for the RCMP to stop this specific use of force until a more reasonable solution is determined.”


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More details have emerged in the case of a young girl who was apprehended and bitten by an RCMP police dog. The recent case has Pivot Legal Society, Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, Carrier Sekani Family Services, the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, and the family of the young girl all calling for a significant change that addresses when and how police dogs can be used against children and youth. The four groups have sent a letter to Ron Field, the provincial director of the RCMP police dog service, calling for a policy that requires constables to avoid using police dogs whenever it has been identified that the suspect in question is a youth. They also recommend that police dogs only be used if the youth presents a clear threat of death or grievous bodily harm to themselves or others. When Pivot Legal Society and Carrier Sekani Family Services met with the local RCMP recently the force acknowledged that the use of their dog squad is an area they are currently reviewing. The four groups, along with the family of the girl who was bitten, are hoping that the local RCMP will come up with some solutions without waiting for a change in provincial or national policy. “We’re working to find solutions,” stated Terry Teegee, current chief of Carrier Sekani Tribal Council. “Pivot Legal Society has looked at the statistics and the number of B.C. youth injured by police dogs is too high. It is not unreasonable

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Enjoy the BC Day weekend

So today we start the last long weekend of the summer. Yes, we know Labour Day is coming up in September, but that’s more a (plug your ears, kids) “get ready for school and clean up the cabin” weekend. The BC Day weekend is the one where, in theory, families can get together with visitors from out of town and enjoy three days of fun and togetherness, whether doing things in cities like Prince George or in the backcountry around places like, well, Prince George. What that means, of course, is there are probably going to be more vehicles on the road this weekend than most people are used to seeing, especially around here. And a lot of those vehicles are going to be driven by people who are in a hurry to get where they’re going, not sure where they’re going, or both of the above. What we’re saying here are the same things we say before every long weekend, it seems. – Leave a few minutes early so you’re not racing to get to your destination. – Know as well as possible where you’re going, and if you’re driving in a city, make sure you have the best possible directions, so that you’re not suddenly veering across four lanes of traffic when you realize the left turn coming up is the one you need to take. – Don’t be afraid to stop and ask for directions. This doesn’t just apply to the men, by the way. A lot of women seem to be afraid to ask for directions because they think it enforces the stereotypical “dumb broad”. Not at all. I’m sure most people would think you were smarter if you asked for directions than if they saw your vehicle go past them three times in 10 minutes because you’re lost. – Watch out for the other driver. He may not have read these helpful tips, which means he’s running late, lost, and isn’t going to ask for directions. Have a great weekend.

Taxpayer to pay for Olympic TV

So the CBC was announcing proudly earlier this week that it had acquired the TV rights to the 2014 Winter and 2016 Summer Olympics. Interestingly, the press releases the day of the announcement didn’t have any dollar figures attached to the winning bid for the rights to the next two Olympics. We hope those numbers are forthcoming quickly, because we recall past examples of the CBC’s concept of bidding, where it would put in a bid that the Olympics people were more than happy to accept because it was well above anyone else’s. The reason, of course, was a simple one. The CBC was bidding taxpayers’ dollars, not worried about whether it could actually make money on the deal. It was the prestige of being Canada’s public broadcaster bringing us the Olympics. There is no doubt CBC does a very good job of covering the Olympics. But from what we’ve seen so far this year, so do other networks. And they didn’t use taxpayer money to get the rights.


Sacrificing for freedom

The politics that have emerged in the United If the United States could package their politics States are a direct result of the country itself. and sell it, they would make billions. Freedom of speech still remains a cornerstone of Then again, their politics have been the basis for the American way. Not always used wisely or well, many television series and movies. If nothing else, but citizens have a broad freedom to believe and the political activities of our southern neighbours is speak to a wide variety of topics. Some of the topentertaining even when it is confusing, ics one may agree with and other topics one may The brilliant men who framed the constitution of find repulsive. Nonetheless, within the the United States have to be admired. bounds of libel and slander laws, indiThese men looked out on a world viduals can hold whatever views they around them and were firm in their wish. belief that the individual and appropriAs anouther presidential election ate freedoms for those individual must approaches, the rhetoric increases both be supreme. Onside in quantity and volume. There are The world of their day was one of VICTORBOWMAN some well-meaning people who would monarchs, colonies and tribal societies. restrict much of what is said, but they The societies they had as an example would be reducing their own freedom at the same was one of rule by the few and freedom for the time. Much of what is said by candidates and common man was non-existent, Democracy, as we in advertising during American elections is both know it, was unknown. shocking and confusing. It was a bold experiment that set the stage for There are some of my fellow Canadians who change throughout the civilized world. Appreciatwring their hands and complain about the same ing that they probably wouldn’t get it right the first rough and tumble politics migrating to our country. time, they built in a mechanism that would allow They live in a dream world. If they take the time to them to change or add to their constitution. do a little research into early Canadian politics, they The form of government they instituted attracted will be shocked at how vicious some of our political the attention of the world. As the people in other battles have been. We have not been saints in the parts of the globe observed the new country, many political arena. Any time we are sympathetic to the saw an opportunity to find a new life with greater freedom and opportunity. The growth of the United concept of putting restrictions on nasty advertising or become serious about what can and can not be States was dynamic. said, we are putting our individual freedom at risk. As well as providing opportunity for a new life, We have developed a system of laws that can be this new country without a king or queen set an example of what an alternative may be in their own evoked when absolute falsehoods are promulgated. With our privilege of maintaining our individualcountries. The success of the democracy had a great ity there is a price. Part of that price is tolerating influence on the political growth of other nations. the views of others even when we believe they are Bit by bit, royalty and the universal churches began idiots or being mean. to concede more freedoms to their citizens. Circulation Manager ....................... Heather Trenaman Email:

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Editor: I attended the 1 p.m. session of the Northern Gateway hearings and lasted until 3:30. I have no predisposed position to support or not support the pipeline. The people who spoke were all anti-pipeline and quite passionate about their views. Their minds were set. I would have liked to have heard someone speak to the positive side of the issue. There was much rhetoric, and some valuable thoughts. I don’t subscribe to the “sky will fall”belief of the majority of speakers but in the end, I myself question whether the Northern Gateway pipeline is the most valuable way to exploit our resources. The Northern Gateway project will bring jobs. Correct, but as one younger fellow (Michael) questioned – is this an addiction? We get a one or two-year economic boom with the resultant bust. The idea that we would be better to build more refineries to process the product in Canada I felt had merit. This process might result in a slower growth of long term sustainable jobs. As for the need for only a federal review (Bill C 38) – I have been directly involved in obtaining a number of smaller permits during

the past five years. The process is long and involved. It is necessary for the government to do a thorough review but one process is sufficient. Why do we need two levels of government to get it right? I had read the Northern Gateway review in advance, including your article with Colin Kinsley and the article with the Chamber of Commerce. I have respect for both Mr. Kinsley and the Chamber and they are in support of the pipeline. I read the article by Robyn Allan whereby she raises the issue of whether we as citizens might support the pipeline only to find we pay more at the pumps as a result. If because of the pipeline, oil companies are able to sell oil at a higher price, would we the internal customer have to pay more – valid question! This point of view was trashed by the head economist of the Fraser Institute stating that the overall percentage of Canadian oil (approx 15 per cent) that would be exported by the pipeline was minimal and combined with the increase in production at the oil sands, Canadian prices would not be affected. I suspect he is hired for his brilliance and not his wisdom, because that minimal amount which equates to 3.5 million barrels per week, is usually the maximum

build or drop in the weekly U.S. inventories which send oil prices up or down. Small percentages can make a big difference. As an investor I pay attention to the markets and world business on a daily basis. Since 2008, my observation is that the governance of large publicly traded companies has in many cases become dictatorships with the executive setting themselves and chosen colleagues’ as leaders and shareholders are simply there to supply the cash. This is most obvious with RIM and CP Rail where change in upper management was long and difficult. The need to pay a decent dividend back to the shareholder is not necessary – rather the desire to hoard “cash” and “grow business” and the resulting executive bonuses is paramount. Suncor, who I suspect might be a pipeline supporter, is a fine example. Their earnings last quarter were 93 cents and they paid out a 13 cent dividend. Sure they bought back some shares and did something but all at the expense of the shareholder. I bring this up because although I believe corporations are in fairly strong financial condition at this time, and although management is very competent, I do not have a

“trust me” attitude. Many economists suggest that the pipeline business plan is not based on a sound financial basis (e.g.: an 87 cent Canadian dollar). I agree this is not for the public to concern themselves as it is Enbridge who are putting up the money – that would be the Enbridge shareholder. I suspect the Enbridge executives’ objectives dictate that if they are successful in moving forward with the pipeline, there will be a pay incentive attached. If in later years the economics of the pipeline was doesn’t prove correct, it will be the shareholder who pays the bill. I guarantee, there will be sound and logical excuses provided by executives but no return of the bonuses. In short, the shareholder and public should not develop a “trust in me” attitude. I am not a great Premier Clark supporter but I very much agree with her that we need to respect the business proposition put before us, weigh the findings and then make a decision. I am very concerned with Adrian Dix’s notion that we should simply make the decision now. I believe the best approach is to keep our minds open. Be open to views that are different from our own. Follow the process and in the

end make the decision that we feel is best for ourselves, our province, Canada and the world. Trust that after all the people have spoken and the facts have been presented our wisdom will prevail. Here’s a thought: Natural Gas is the dark horse. With the development of horizontal drilling and fracking, natural gas is becoming accessible in many countries. Technological advances including those by B.C.’s own Westport Innovations combined with the low price on natural gas will create pressure on oil prices. If oil prices move much above $100 per barrel natural gas alternatives will replace a significant amount of the needs presently served by oil. If the switch to natural gas results in a decrease in oil demands of 2 – 5 per cent, oil prices will significantly decline. In this scenario we will definitely want to be connected to China. The best way to deliver oil or refined oil products to China is via pipeline. Enbridge are willing to put their money behind the crude oil scenario. Natural gas will restrain what might otherwise become out of control prices of oil. Let the process unfold, keep an open mind and then decide. Gerry Lundquist

Pipeline risks have to be reflected in benefits Last week, Premier Christy Clark took a strong, principled stance in outlining five requirements that all heavy-oil pipelines must meet in order to be considered in British Columbia. These conditions will ensure British Columbians receive the highest economic standards with pipeline development, while establishing world-leading practices to protect our ecosystems. It’s worth pointing out that PATBELL three of the five bottom lines announced by Premier Clark pertain to protecting B.C.’s environment and mitigating the risk of a heavy oil spill in our province. Firstly, all projects must successfully complete an environmental review process. In Enbridge’s case, this means a recommendation by the Joint Review Panel that the proj-

ect should proceed. With the Enbridge project, B.C. is taking 100 per cent of the marine risk, so we need to work in partnership with industry and the federal government to improve our response capacity. That’s why as part of the five requirements, we’ve made it clear that we must have in place world-leading marine oilprevention and response MLA spill systems to safeguard B.C.’s Report coastlines and ocean. Finally, nearly 60 per cent of the 1,172kilometer pipeline would run through B.C., so we need to make sure our on-land spill response is world-leading as well. In correlation with the environmental risks of this project is the stipulation that we receive a fair share of the fiscal and economic benefits of the proposed pipeline. The stake must reflect the level, degree and

nature of the risk borne by the province, environment and tax payers. As Premier Clark has previously stated, we British Columbians are fair and reasonable; this requirement makes good sense. Think about it this way: the overall incremental income produced by this project would total $81 billion over 30 years. In the current proposal, 53 per cent of the money would go to the federal government and 39 per cent of the money would go to Alberta. With B.C. shouldering 58 percent of the land environmental risks and 100 per cent of the marine environmental risks, do you believe a mere eight per cent share of the economic benefits seems fair to our province and environment? The overwhelming response to this question is “No”. Without the benefit of significant job creation and economic growth, and nearly all the risks on our shoulders, we need to balance this

with our own fair share of benefits. In the case of the Enbridge proposal, the project is currently before the Joint Review Panel. Over the coming weeks, we will be asking tough questions of the proponent, to ensure our concerns are addressed during the review process. We understand Alberta’s oil sands are a critical resource for the whole of Canada. Alberta’s oil industry presents vast economic opportunities for Canada and B.C. if we can increase our trade with new Asian markets. But at the same time, we recognize that getting Alberta’s heavy oil to Asia through B.C. carries a great environmental risk for all of us. We support resource development, but not at just any cost. As the review process continues and the facts are brought forward, we will know what is best for British Columbia.

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Kordyban Lodge Campaign Cabinet members Lorraine Grant, left, Brian Brownridge, Henry Novak, Charles Jago, Les Waldie, and Margaret Jones-Bricker with their latest Canadian Cancer Society award.

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BOUNDARY RD SANITARY MAIN EXTENSION Project Summary: Installation of a sanitary sewer main from intersection of Hwy 97 South and Boundary Rd to the sanitary lift station in the BCR Industrial Subdivision to tie the new Boundary Rd development into our existing sewer system.

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Brian Brownridge, Charles Jago, Gerry Martin, Jim Eglinski, Lorraine Grant, Les Waldie, and Margaret Jones-Bricker. This award acknowledges the significant contributions made by the cabinet members to the mission of the Canadian Cancer Society and recognizes team effort between volunteers and staff contributing to the goals of the society. The Kordyban Lodge Campaign Cabinet connected with major personal and corporate supporters across northern British Columbia to raise the capital funds to build the Kordyban Lodge. The volunteer cabinet had strong representation from across northern B.C., with all members providing unique strengths. “My family and I

recognize the need for a ‘home away from home’ for cancer patients here in the north, and we are proud to have been a part of this campaign,” says Henry Novak, Campaign Chair and donor. With a campaign goal of $10 million, pledges committed now exceed the $12 million mark. “The impact that the work of the Cabinet has had on bringing this project to fruition is truly inspiring” says Lorraine Grant, board chair of the Canadian Cancer Society B.C. and Yukon Division. The Canadian Cancer Society also presented Mary Kordyban with a Special Recognition Award in June, gratefully acknowledging the cornerstone gift from the Mary Kordyban Foundation.


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Senior men’s baseball provincials take place at Citizen Field this weekend. The tournament begins this evening and runs through Monday. The Prince George Grays will play host to the event. Seven other teams are expected to compete for the title: the Burnaby Bulldogs, Kamloops Sun Devils, Victoria Mavericks, Langley Blaze, Kelowna Jays, Nanaimo Coalminers and Trail Orioles. The host Grays will meet Kamloops in the first game, scheduled for tonight at 6 p.m. Following that contest, Kelowna plays Langley at 8:30 p.m. The Grays are slated to meet Burnaby at 6 p.m. on Saturday and Victoria at 8 a.m. on Sunday. The playoff round begins Sunday evening. The championship game will be held Monday afternoon, with the winner earning the right to represent B.C. at the 2013 Baseball Canada Senior Championship.


The 2012 Simon Fraser Open men’s golf championship runs Saturday to Monday at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club. As of Wednesday afternoon, about 80 golfers had entered the three-round event. The registration deadline was on Thursday.


The Prince George Cougars announced the signing of 1997-born defenceman Tate Olson to a standard WHL contract. Olson was selected by the Cats in the second round, 24th overall in the bantam draft on May 3.


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Zane Robison has expressed an interest in living near the sea. A career move to an educational institution on the other side of the country is giving the Nakusp product that opportunity. The consequence of that change is leaving a university he’s been a part of for the last 16 years. Robison, a long-time UNBC employee who’s filled key roles in the athletics department, has been named the director of student life at Dalhousie University in Halifax. The title is similar to the position he’s held at UNBC over the past few years as the residence and student life manager. Robison is scheduled to begin filling the new role on Aug. 20. His final day at UNBC is Aug. 16. A lis ta ir M cINNIS/ Fre e Pre s s “It’s an exciting opporEdward Jones Caledonians goalie Robert Waite gets his hand on the ball to break up a Subway/ tunity not only for the Queensway Motel scoring chance during their North Cariboo Senior Soccer League game on career, but also for my Sunday. Subway/Queensway Motel blanked the Caledonians 3-0 in the contest, a 45+ Division life,” Robison says. “I’ve game. always wanted to be near the ocean and the sition. The announcement letic Association. Prior to groom the current UNBC time to move on and try east coast has been quite of the hiring was made joining the team as an men’s basketball head something different and appealing to me. I’m on Dalhousie’s Notice assistant coach for the coach. Todd Jordan try the big school experiexcited for the opportu- Digest e-mail informa- 2000-01 season, he played played under Robison ence, and this was obviously a good opportunity nity and I think it’ll be a tion service on July 10 on the UNBC men’s bas- from 2001 to 2004. Robison began taking for that.” really, really nice change. ( w w w. d a l . c a / n e w s / ketball team from 1996 On the athletic side, courses at UNBC in 1996. It’s going to be tough to n o t i c e s / 2 0 1 2 _ 0 7 _ 1 0 . to 2000. Robison also acted as He completed an under- Dalhousie is an estableave UNBC. I absolutely html). love it here The move interim athletic director graduate degree program lished Canadian Interuniand it’s been leaves an in the 2009-10 season, in natural resources man- versity Sport institution. an incredopening for before Jason Kerswill agement in 2000, major- The Dalhousie Tigers compete in basketball, ible place. a residence started filling the role in ing in forestry. Once he’s at Dalhou- volleyball, soccer, hockey, It’s been and student August 2010. Although very good to life manager it’s been four years since sie, Robison will begin track and field, swimme and this at UNBC. Robison stepped down reporting to Marc Braith- ming and cross-country opportunity The job post- from his head coaching waite, the assistant vice running. While Dalhousie and wouldn’t ing is listed position, his imprint is president of student have come among staff still seen on the men’s affairs. The senior role UNBC are in different without titles online at basketball roster today, requires Robison to fur- CIS conferences, Robison what UNBC having recruited guards ther develop and deliver plans to continue followZane Robison Rowe, Sam programs to support the ing the Timberwolves, did, but I As a UNBC Francis - Ex-hoops coach think this is student and Raphael and Joel Ryba- Dalhousie student expe- even if it means staying going to be e m p l o y e e , chuk in 2008. The three rience. He’ll focus on res- up until 2 a.m. to watch good for me.” Robison helped shape students will be fifth- idence, student life and basketball games online. “I definitely am rooting Although he put in his the men’s basketball pro- year players for the Tim- athletics. “I think it’s going to for them and I want them notice at UNBC on July gram. He filled the role berwolves in the 20123, Robison has continued of Timberwolves head 13 campaign, their first be definitely a significant to do well, and hopefully working on the Cran- coach from 2001 to 2008, competing in the Canada change because UNBC one day Dalhousie and brook Hill campus this turning a young program West Universities Ath- has been such a big part UNBC will be playing of my life,” Robison against each other and I summer to help the uni- into a competitive squad letic Association. Robison also helped says. “But I think it was can watch them play.” versity through the tran- in the B.C. Colleges Ath-


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prefer the intricacies of the game with the pitcher batting. There are more teams than ever in the four major North American pro sports, but does that suggest more quantity or quality? I would argue quantity. Naturally some changes, like the use of instant replay, are a huge benefit. Even though Twitter is just 5 ½ years old, it has taken me a long time to jump on the bandwagon. There are nearly 3,000 players in the NFL (1717); NBA (513), MLB (419) and NHL (310) with their own twitter account. Lebron James has over 5 ½ million followers. That is considerably more than the entire population of B.C. Since I am brand new at this Twitter game, I am still learning. Please don’t ask me to explain “Hash tags” just yet, but I do know that “Tweets” or text-based messages must be no more than 140 odd balls, I’m sorry, that’s “characters”. By following the right contacts, it is undisputable that new information will be received quicker than any other form of media, however, that still doesn’t mean that everything on there is accurate. On the contrary, and there remains an art or science to siphoning rumours from facts. Obviously how much one trusts its source is a huge factor. My goal is to have substance to my tweet, either a brief comment on a breaking story, an update on a local or regional sports event or per-

haps relaying the odd fact or even a funny. I grew up in an era where reporters generally had the information before the public. That still happens on occasion, but the tide has turned and it’s almost like the entire population has become a reporter. Twitter has over half a billion users worldwide, with over 100 million considered active users (members who log in at least once a month). Numerous people had suggested “just to try it you might like it”. At first it was a vehement “No” but as time wore on my refusal had less bite. Recently, a co-worker at Vista Radio, Julie O’Connor, took the initiative, without prompting, to set-up a Twitter account for me. She and the news director, Christina Doll, plus newsman Ted Andrew and 94X morning man Jesse Modz showed me the basics, and without pressure said to just observe for a few days and then decide whether to keep the account or not. I am not suggesting at this point life will be better because of Twitter, but I admit I am intrigued by where this will go. Dare I say my “handle” is @Hartley_Miller? I certainly welcome new followers. Does this revelation mean you can lead a horse to water? (Neighhh!) Hartley Miller is the sports director for radio stations 94X and the Wolf@97fm. He also writes for the PG Free Press. Send along a quote, note, or anecdote to Follow him on twitter: @Hartley_Miller

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Sprague and Brad Crossan joining the staff as assistant coaches for the upcoming Major Midget Trevor Sprague will guide League season. Tim, Trevor’s the team behind the bench for younger brother, is a former member of the Prince George a sixth season. Beyond that, the Cariboo Spruce Kings. Crossan has a Cougars’ 2012-13 campaign long history of involvement will be quite different from pre- with the Prince George Minor Hockey Association and is a vious seasons. Returning staff members are senior regional scout for the changing positions while new Western Hockey League’s Vicy faces are coming in. n. On top toria Royals. “(Crossan) is a of that, the team guy who has played won’t be playing in the game at a high its home rink due level and he’s good to the 2015 Canada with the players,” Winter Games’ Kin Sprague said. “He’s Centre Enhancea guy who I’ve ment Project. The always liked workrenovations are ing with, and I’ve expected to keep learned a lot from Kin 1 off limits him as well over the to user groups years.” until the project’s Trevor Sprague Other returning planned comple- Cariboo Cougars Cariboo staff memtion in October bers include Trevor 2013. “It’ll be different,” Sprague Foster, Andy Beesley and Jeff said on Wednesday. “We’re Sargeant. Foster willl once again serve going to have two home weekends that we have to play in the role of goaltender coach, while Beesley and Sargeant will northern communities here.” The BC Hockey Major Midget see changes to their job titles. League squad is aiming to play The team’s play-by-play broada doubleheader in McBride caster and director of media against the Thompson Blaz- relations, Sargeant is expanding ers in November. They’re also his duties by taking on the posilooking at a two-game set in tion of manager. Beesley, the Vanderhoof in January against manager the past four seasons, is stepping back to fill in as the the Valley West Hawks. Sprague expects to see the team’s assistant manager. The staff is busy preparing for bulk of their home games unfold at the Coliseum and CN Centre. the Cougars’ evaluation camp, The Kin Centre has two other scheduled for Aug. 9 to 12 at the ice surfaces that’ll get used dur- Coliseum and Elksentre. Close ing the project, but those rinks to 90 players have registered aren’t as spectator friendly. The for the sessions, which marks city’s other hockey ice surface the start of a tryout process is at the Elksentre in the Hart that’ll run until mid-September. The Cougars are expected to area. Personnel changes see Tim have a 20-player roster set by


Sept. 15. The regular season begins on Sept. 22. “We like building people and we like building a team,” Sprague said. “Every year, it’s probably why I get the most excited at the beginning of the year is to see who we’re going to have on the team and who’s going to come and make the team.” The Cougars will reduce their roster size to between 45 and 50 players after the evaluation camp ends on Aug. 12. They have a second tryout camp on the Labour Day long weekend from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3. From Sept. 6 to 9, the Cariboo squad will play a series of pre-season road games. They’ll play the Blazers before a set of exhibition contests in Penticton the Sept. 7 to 9 weekend. Other teams expected to compete in Penticton are the Okanagan Rockets and Hawks, as well as non-Major Midget competition including the Okanagan Hockey Academy and Pursuit of Excellence. Among the top midget hockey programs in B.C., the Cougars have finished runners-up to the Vancouver North West Giants in each of the last three Major Midget League seasons. They were also second, behind only the Giants, in the 2011-12 regular season standings with 26 wins, eight losses and six ties (26-8-6). The list of individuals registered for the Aug. 9 to 12 camp includes about eight returning players. A lot of the players attending the sessions will be trying out for junior teams later this summer. “They got a good place to come back to and a good place to play,” Sprague said.

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Cupcakes, colourful balloons, door prizes and good company. Laurier Manor residents, their families, caregivers and volunteers helped to celebrate the facility’s 10 anniversary Wednesday. Many long term tenants have fond memories of their years living at the comfortable, assisted living residence. Bob Parris has a big family – four children, 35 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. His biggest family though is probably the one he’s found since moving into Laurier Manor nine and a half years ago – shortly after it opened. Parris came from the U.S. to Prince George in 1968.

Before his retirement, he worked in inventory control for Acklands. “Wife number one gave me four children and wife number two gave me nine step children so that’s why there’s lots of grandchildren,” he says good-naturedly. The thing he recalls most about his first days at the Manor is that their menu was not what it is today. “Back then they didn’t have a full meal at lunchtime. Just snacks.” Helen Slater has been at Laurier Manor for “seven years, five months.” She worked 25 years for Nechako Beverages (yes, she’s heard all the jokes). Her move to an assisted living facility came after a ‘freak’ accident 12 years ago which sent her to hos-

pital, then on to rehabilitation. “I was pulling a weed in my garden and I somehow broke the bone on my backside....then my legs were gone.” She smiles, wryly, “I’ve been in this wheelchair ever since. And I never did get that weed out. It was a thistle.” Slater has two sons, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Ursula McAvany is the – relatively speaking – “new kid” on the block. She moved into the Manor three years ago. “I like it here because you have your independence – but there’s always someone to help if you need it.” Susan Kragt, supervisor of the seniors wellness program with Northern Health

was on hand Wednesday with program coordinators Sherry Maher and Justine Armstrong. The program helps seniors in Gateway Assisted Living, Laurier Manor , 1010 Alward and two buildings at Aspen. Social events and outings are a big part of the event planning they do. “It’s been an absolute pleasure working with the tenants, staff, families and volunteers who all work together to create an opportunity for enhancing the quality of life for seniors through programs we offer and experiences we promote.” Recently, they returned from a trip with the seniors to Barkerville. They also enjoyed a “garden party” with the David Douglas Botanical Garden Society.

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It was a day of fun and friendship for residents, family and staff as Laurier Manor celebrated its 10th anniversary on Wednesday.

Volunteers are an integral part of the work they do with seniors, said Kragt. Yuki Hoyama began her work with seniors as a meals on wheels volunteer in 1971. She’s been volunteering at Laurier Manor since it opened in 2002. On Wednesday she was on hand helping out and handing out her sweet treats, chocolates in an ori-


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Wednesday marked one week until the start of the 100th Prince George Exhibition, and PGX general manager Terri McConnachie said things were moving along well. “We’re in total setup mode,� she said. “We’ve got to keep figuring out where to use the equipment people have donated to us. We couldn’t get it done without the donations from local businesses.� One big change to the PGX this year is the non-availibiilty of Kin 1. McConnachie says that is having a minor influence on set-up. “The contractors there are being great. They’re going to wrap up their stuff on Friday and come back in after we’re finished, so we’ve got some work to do around there yet, but we’ll get it done.� Not being able to use Kin 1 during the exhibition has also meant a few changes. “Two events that we normally hold in Kin 1, the banquet and the Bull Riders’ Ball, are being moved to the CN Centre this year. The staff there have been amazing, working with us to make sure everything is what we need. “They’ve been so busy, I told them, ‘You’ve been sucked into the PGX vortex’.� While those two evening events have moved to the CN Centre, the regular entertainment has been moved outside. “Norhland Chrysler lent us their ‘Saddledome’ tent for he exhibition, and that’s where the groups like 54.40 and the Stampeders will be playing.� It’s a change that McConnachie thinks has worked out well, and may continue to

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PGX general manager Terri McConnachie accepts a $30,000 cheque from MLAs Pat Bell and Shirley Bond while PGX president Nancy Loreth, left, stands on at the PGX headquarters on the Exhibition Grounds on Wednesday. The provincial government funds will support this year’s 100th Prince George Exhibition. do so. “We’re already thinking about the future, and maybe keeping the concerts outside if we can. People come to an exhibition to be outside, enjoying the evening. They don’t like to be inside, I think, unless they’re at an event they specifically paid for, like the Bull Riders’ Ball.� And that, she says, is another thing people have to remember about the PGX. “It’s all included, except your midway tickets. You can come in with the kids, walk down Heritage Lane, visit all the exhibits, grab a bite to eat, watch the show, all for the one admission price.� While the rain Prince George got on Wednesday would not be a welcome sight next week, McConnachie says it doesn’t seem to make too much difference. “People here are not weenies. They’re not scared of a little rain. “Besides, they know if they wait 12 minutes, it will change.� The 100th anniversary of the PGX starts

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“You can register as an individual or get a group together and participate as a team.” The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is a five km. or one km. walk or run that raises funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. It is the largest single-day, volunteerled event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause. “Last year we had 564 participants that raised $135,000. We’d be thrilled if we match or beat that this year,” said Renee McCloskey, Prince George co-run director. Watch for the pink tent this weekend at the Provincial Men’s Baseball Championship at Citizen Field, where volunteers will be handing out information on the 2012 run. For more information about the 2012 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure including how to register or to volunteer, visit the website at www.cbcf. org.


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A new book documenting the history of the Lheidli T’enneh Nation’s sacred burial ground in Fort George Park was launched Wednesday at CNC. Lheidli T’enneh Cemetery, Prince George: a documented history traces the origins and changes in the cemetery over the 135 years of its use. The book was written by the late Kent Sedgwick, a former CNC geography instructor and planner for the City of Prince George. “Kent actually started research on his book in 2006 as a project for the city,” said Kathy Plett, director of CNC Library/CNC Press. “They asked him to map out the area recognized as the Lheidli T’enneh burial ground from historical sources and to examine how the cemetery changed over the years, particularly when Fort George Park was created in the late 1950s.” During his research, Sedgwick used GPS mapping to show the layout of all the early surveys of the cemetery and added more historical details and explanations for the general reader. Sedgwick died in December 2011, soon after completing the book. It was published by CNC Press in the spring of 2012. “He interviewed people and read all the newspaper articles about the cemetery and studied Hudson Bay journals and other sources,” said Plett. “It’s interesting, for example, that he could give us an estimate of the number of burials that took place – approximately 285 from 1875 to 1913 when the cemetery stopped being used.” A few more burials took place in the 1970s. Sedgwick was working on a lot of other projects from 2006 to 2011 but he never stopped working on this book. Included in the book is a section on grave-


CNC board chair Robert Murray presents Sue Sedgwick with a copy of Lheidli T’enneh Cemetery Prince George on Wednesday. The book was authored by her late husband Kent Sedgwick, a former CNC geography instructor and planner for the City of Prince George. Teresa MA LLA M/ Free Press

stones, researched and written by Bill Poser, who was in attendance for the book launch and presentation on Wednesday. Lheidli T’enneh Cemetery, Prince George: a documented history is now available at CNCs Bookstore, Books and Company and other bookstores in the area.

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Jody Hannon called Sunday’s provincial triumph at Citizen Field more satisfying than the experience five years ago. “Definitely. I’m so happy,” the IDL Midget Knights first baseman said shortly after they captured the 2012 BC Minor Baseball Association Midget AA provincial title. “I can’t really explain how it feels right now. I’m lost for words right now.” Despite obvious differences, it was hard not looking at the Knights without some reflection of a 2007 Prince George minor baseball team that also won a B.C. title at home. Anybody who followed the Knights en route to winning the

championship banner knew how much most members of the team had been through. Hannon, 18, is among a core that had been playing together the past eight years. It’s a group that’s wrapping up its final campaign under the provincial minor baseball umbrella, as they’re 1994-born graduates ineligible to return next year. The Knights won this year’s 10-team provincial tournament with a 7-3 triumph over Tsawwassen. In the 2007 Cal Ripken final, they hammered Langley 11-1. Quesnel rounded out the list of teams in that event, with those games held at Gyro Park.


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Children Daycare Centers Judy’s Childcare (Licensed) has FT openings for 2 children ages 1-3. Fraserview Sub. Near Van Bien school. Ph: (250) 562-1567

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PAY AND BENEFITS COORDINATOR This management position supervises a payroll clerk and is responsible for ensuring payroll is completed accurately within deadlines, the bene¿t plans are administered and all related documentation is completed accurately. You are also responsible for managing the storage, extraction and analysis of con¿dential data providing timely and accurate reports and expert advice to the management team. Requirements: A college diploma in accounting / administration and several years experience handling an organization’s sensitive, con¿dential information in a complex computerized payroll environment, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Preference may be given to candidates with Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) Level 1 or completion of CPA Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP). Please email your resume by August 8th 2012 to:

PRINCE GEORGE NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE Our People make a difference in the community The Prince George Native Friendship Centre, a visionary non-profit society, has been serving the needs of the entire community for the past 43+ years. We are seeking candidates for the following position(s) within our organization:

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Reconciliation: • Reconciliation of payroll sub-ledgers to general ledger.

This is an entry level position and the successful candidate MUST bring two (2) years of relevant and proven payroll experience, in addition to the following: • Grade 12 graduation and completion of related course(s), or a combination of education, training and/or experience; • Proven experience with payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, petty cash, strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel) and ability to use electronic equipment and software is a MUST; • Knowledge and working experience with Sage Software is a MUST; • Proven ability in sound decision-making and organizational skills; • Ability to maintain confidentiality with all records, materials and communications; •Excellent public relations, oral, written, interpersonal communication skills; • Ability to work independently and within a multi-disciplinary team; • Knowledge and experience in working with Aboriginal groups/ communities; and • MUST undergo a Criminal Record Check upon hiring and prior to starting position. To apply, send cover letter and resume with three (3) references to: Prince George Native Friendship Centre 1600 Third Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 3G6 Fax#: 250-563-0924 E-mail: Application deadline: Monday, August 20, 2012 @ 4 pm no telephone inquiries please. We thank all applicants, but only those short listed will be contacted.

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JOURNEYMAN MACHINIST KJM Sales Ltd. is a busy Prince George based company seeking a Journeyman Machinist for full time employment. Third/Fourth Year apprentices will be considered for the position. A competitive wage and benefit package is offered. Please direct all resumes to KJMSALES@SHAW.CA NO PHONE CALLS/DROP-INS PLEASE.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Known as BC’s northern capital, Prince George is a vibrant community of 80,000 plus situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers. As a major city of the Pacific Rim, Prince George is firmly tied to the global market and offers a lifestyle that is definitely worth boasting about. For more information about Prince George, go to The Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation was created to provide people meaningful opportunities to contribute to improving healthcare within the service area of the University Hospital of Northern BC, Prince George (UHNBC). The community has responded in a very generous way. In the 20 years since the Foundation was created, more than $27 million has been contributed towards capital equipment and improvements, and support of education of healthcare workers and medical staff throughout northern British Columbia. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer strategically manages the operations of this strong and stable charitable organization. Responsibilities The development, management and control of a sizable operation budget. Implementation of successful community partnerships as well as involvement in annual and capital campaigns. Development and implementation of strategic plans, comprehensive human resource strategies and a program strategy that is financially viable, meeting the needs of the growing Prince George community. Planning and delivery of a capital development strategy. Qualifications Minimum 5 years of progressive management responsibly and experience, leading a multi-service organization. Experience in philanthropy, including capital campaigns and experience in managing capital expansions. A related University degree, equivalent education and experience may be considered. Demonstrated commitment to the development of healthy and vibrant communities. Competencies Including but not limited to Commitment to organization, vision and values; Philanthropy; Strategic leadership; Business orientation; Managing change; Project management; Political acumen; Coaching and development. To view this posting in full, go to or If you are interested in this position, please email your resume (as a word file using your name as the file title) and cover letter in confidence, by August 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm PST to Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation 1475 Edmonton Street Prince George, B.C. V2M 1S2

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Food Products FARM raised chickens. No hormones, antibiotics or by products. Processed and shrink wrapped. $3.50 per pound. Please call after 6pm 778.349-0143

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Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company with marketing and manufacturing facilities throughout Western Canada. Our commitment to excellence in the forest industry has resulted in significant growth. We arecurrently seeking a CERTIFIED HD MECHANIC to join our progressive team at Tolko’s Quest Wood sawmill facility located in Quesnel, B.C. The Quesnel area has a population of 25,000 people and combines small-town values and affordable housing with a full array of recreational, educational and healthcare facilities. We are surrounded by rivers and lakes offering unlimited yearround outdoor recreational opportunities. As a successful candidate, you will be a qualified HD MECHANIC with a valid Interprovincial Journeyman ticket. Experience with Liebherr, Caterpillar and Taylor equipment would be a definite asset. A Level 3 Welding ticket would be an definite asset as well. Shifts could consist of days and or afternoons (must be flexible to work both). This individual will be a team player with good interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Will have the ability to work with minimal supervision, and will be able to contribute positively to a quality team environment. Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Profit guide us at Tolko. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? JOIN THE TOLKO PROFESSIONALS If you are a results oriented individual with a proven record of accomplishment in your trade, a strong safety background and a desire to work in a team environment, explore this opportunity by sending a detailed resume by August 8, 2012 to: Penni Yamamoto, Human Resourses Tolko Industries Ltd., Quest Wood Division 1879 Brownmiller Road, Quesnel, B.C. V2J 6R9 Fax: (1) 250-992-1701 or e-mail:








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At Taseko Mines, we’re proud to call British Columbia our home. We are looking for enthusiastic employees who share our vision for long-term, responsible growth in this province.

Are you a female student coming to Prince George for school? Quiet, friendly home to share with single woman. On bus route, Internet included, own bedroom, share rest of house, $550. Can be room and board, cost negotiable. Availability starting July or August. References required. Contact Lorraine at


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for large apartment building in Prince George. Ideal position for responsible couple. Bookkeeping, sales and maintenance skills an asset. Send resumes with references to: Majestic Management (1981) Ltd., #800-299 Victoria St., Prince George, BC, V2L 5B8

FULL TIME LUXURY RV 2007 Triple E Empress 4004 Diesel 400HP Class A Motorhome. Full body paint, 4 slides, 8kw. Gen, ONLY 27,900 Miles, 2 solar panels, washer/dryer, power awning, back up and side cameras, auto sat. system with 3 tvs, too many options to list. Jim 604-788-5343


Homes for Rent 1914 Tamarack St. 3 bdrm full house, 2 full bathrooms, very cute $1000 plus utilities. 250964-2265


Juniper 3BDRM/1BA, newly renovated large unfurn bsmt suite in quiet home. Private entrance. Utilities incl. Quiet, mature adult only. N/S,N/P. Ref’s required. $775 250-8633246

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WE DO IT ALL FOR YOU! • Site Preparation • Delivery • Foundations & Pilings • Set-Up and More Contact us today! TOLL FREE 1-877-737-4278

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POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Human Resources Superintendent, the Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for aiding in the development and implementation of human resource and labour relations policies, programs and procedures as well as advising on personnel and collective agreement matters. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: • Plans, develops, implements and evaluates personnel and labour relations strategies including policies, programs and procedures to address human resource requirements through the direction of the Superintendent • Advises managers and employees on the interpretation of personnel policies, compensation, benefit programs and the collective agreement • Plans and administers staffing, total compensation, training and career development, and employee assistance programs • Coordinates and attends union-management meetings, organizes and participates in grievance meetings, and assists in the preparation of arbitration cases and collective bargaining • Responsible for all facets of claims management within area of responsibility QUALIFICATIONS • High School graduate with post-secondary business administration and/or human resources courses with 3 plus years in an HR entry level position or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience • CHRP Designation would be an asset • Approachable with above average listening, verbal and written communication skills • Considerable knowledge of MS office and HRIS • Attention to detail and the ability to maintain information confidentiality is a must • Accomplished written, verbal and group presentation skills COMPENSATION Gibraltar offers an excellent benefit package which includes competitive salary, a Registered Retirement Savings Plan and relocation assistance to Williams Lake. Qualified applicants, eligible to work in Canada, are invited to explore this opportunity by submitting a cover letter and detailed resume outlining your qualifications and experience. Please visit us at under the careers section to electronically submit your application or to learn more about our New Prosperity, Aley and Harmony projects. We thank all candidates who express interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Your application to this posting is deemed to be consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Gibraltar Mines respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information and we will retain this information for a period of six months.

ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */†/‡/xOffers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Silverado Ext (1SA) and 2012 Silverado Cheyenne Edition Ext (R7H) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. †0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Financing Services for 72 months on new or 2012 Silverado Ext/Silverado Cheyenne Ext. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $138.89 for 72 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000.00. ‡0.99% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Financing Services for 84 months on new or 2012 Silverado Ext. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $123.27 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $354.62, total obligation is $10,354.62. x$7,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on select 2012 Silverado Ext (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. WBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. +For more information visit ∞OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit for OnStar’s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Owner’s Guide. ¥Based on latest competitive data available.¥¥Based on current website competitive information at time of printing. Prince George Free Press


















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$ 23,495*


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LTZ Model Shown with 20” Chrome-Clad Aluminum Wheels

10.5L/100KM HWY | 15.2L/100KM CITYW




Call Wood Wheaton Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac at 250-564-4466, or visit us at 2879 Hwy. 16 West, Prince George. [License #9621]


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2012 DODGE RAM 2 20


Discount from Retail.. $10,000 NO CHARGE On $9,000 Cummins Diesel......

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SALE! NEW 2012 WRANGLER 4X4 Starting at:


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NEW W 2012 2 12 CHALLENGER 20

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NEW 2500 H.D. CREW CAB Starting at:

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$29,712 total price:

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1-866-924-4725 1995 - 20th Avenue, Prince George, BC (250) 562-5254


DISCLAIMER: All prices and payments plus taxes and fees ON APPROVED CREDIT. Prices above include $589 Administrative Fee which is mandatory on purchase of New and Used vehicles. Lowest cash prices and payments using all dealership incentives. All Vehicles available at time of Printing. Vehicles may not be exactly as shown. File photos used on some vehicles when required. 1) 2012 Grand Caravan stk# 12GV9617/ 2012 Journey 12DJ9076/2012 Ram Q/cab stk# 12Q18191 $17,786 $0 down, $105 bi-weekly, or $228 month x 96 months @ 4.99%. Cost of borrowing: $3890, total obligation: $21,888 before taxes. 2) 2012 RAM HD 2500: stk# 12Q23559: $29,712 $0 Down, $178 bi-weekly, or $379 month x 96 months @ 4.99%. Cost of borrowing: $6488, total obligation: $36,385 before taxes. Factory Incentives subject to change as new Chrysler Retail Incentive Programs are announced.See Dealer for details. DESIGNED BY DEBBIE-LEE ADVERTISING INC. (250) 614-3751

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