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CITY: Motorists will notice changes to Winnipeg Street A3 Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Langley takes home senior men’s baseball title won A14

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A beautiful red poppy is just one of many “gems” to be found in a community garden on 10th Ave. and Vancouver which has both flowers and vegetables growing in abundance.

City manager leaving in December ■ Derek Bates

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Prince George will be searching for a new city manager after mayor and council were notified Derek Bates is concluding his employment contract at the end of December. “He is a fantastic leader and he has a great relationship with mayor and council. That has been very important to him and important to creating the right environment at city hall. I’m sorry to see him go but very excited for him as he takes on new challenges,” Mayor Shari Green said. A press release stated, “Mr. Bates has been employed with the City since 2007 as city manager and under his

administrative leadership, the city has benefitted from many successful initiatives, including gold level certification in the Excellence Canada PEP (Progressive Excellence Program) Quality program, leading staff and the community through the myPG process, delivering and a new OCP, a successful 2015 Canada Games bid, to name just a few.” “City council wishes to acknowledge the dedication of Mr. Bates to his staff, the council team and this community through his outstanding commitment to excellence in local government. We wish the absolute best for Mr. Bates and his family, in their future plans”, Green added as part of the formal statement. Bates has extended an invitation to assist city council in

the coming months in their planning for a smooth transition to new management for the City of Prince George. “He has been here six years, and I think he’s looking for a new challenge. I’m very thankful he’s going to be here for the next four months and help us with the transition, and give us some guidance,” Green said. “Council will begin to chat when it reconvenes at the beginning to month. We will chat with Derek and talk about what replacing him looks like. I’m sure different people around the table will have different ideas on moving forward. We want the right person for the job. That may mean filling it temporarily, having a senior director for the time being. We want to make sure we have the right person to lead our team going forward post core review.”

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Noah Sims puts some effort into turning the crack on the ice-cream maker at Huble Homestead on Sunday, under the direction of Alex Mackey. The demonstration was part of Homestead Days, marking the centennial of the Huble House.

New traffic pattern in place No more two lanes each way, as widths reallocated

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A man caught joy riding on a stolen snowmobile earlier this year pled guilty last week to impaired operation over .08 and possession of property obtained by crime in provincial court. Kenneth Jacob Kemp, 21, was spotted operating a snowmobile in an alley off Austin Road on March 3. While trying to flee, the snowmobile collided with a parked logging truck. Police


Drivers will notice some major changes along Winnipeg Street after the city, working with recommendations from ICBC, completes some safety improvements. The work is being done as part of the city’s paving program, road rehabilitation, taking place from Fourth Avenue to 13th Avenue. “We worked with ICBC, who conducted a road safety audit this spring. The work

that’s done out there is part of the paving program. With that, the opportunity is there for reallocation of lane widths,” Heather Andreychuck, supervisor of transportation engineering for the city, said. “Out of the road safety audit that was done this spring there was safety benefits recognized for providing room for all the users,” Andreychuck said. “Now you have the new cyclist lanes. Instead of two lanes in each direction for vehicles,

it’s changed to one travelling lane each direction for vehicles and one two-metre bike lane in each direction for cyclists, and one middle lane which is called a twoway left turn lane. The two-way left turn lane allows for movement into the middle as vehicles approach the intersection and want to turn left without interrupting the through traffic.” The longitudinal lines are in, and the transfer marking will come next, which is all the crosswalks, left-turn

arrows and hatching. Then bike symbols will go in. “Then we’ll have signage through corridor marking where it is a bike lane, and there will be no stopping of vehicles along Winnipeg,” Andreychuck said. “This is an important improvement and transportation for all modes of traffic.” She added the improvement matches goals laid out in the active transportation plan as a priority.

arrested Kemp. Believing him to be intoxicated, he was given a Breathalyzer test and blew more than twice the legal limit. The snowmobile, which was found to be stolen, was returned to its rightful owner. As part of his sentence, Kemp was fined $2,000 and will pay nearly $4,000 in restitution. He was also given a one-year driving suspension.



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Personnel in one apparatus made voice contact with two people stranded on the island. Personnel from another apparatus solicited assistance from a resident of the Del Haven Estates who had a boat ready to deploy. The resident and a firefighter with river rescue equipment travelled upriver from Pozer Road, located and rescued the two stranded rafters. Neither rafter was

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a normal summer in Prince George schools when it comes to maintenance, says Nino Maletta. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing unusual this summer,â&#x20AC;? says the property maintenance general manager for School District 57. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no really big projects.â&#x20AC;? A look at the capital projects shows a lot of light conversions and a couple of new gym floors. The gym floors, Maletta says, are obviously a must-do

during summer, while the lighting conversions will be ongoing into the school year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The gym floor changes are something weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working on over the past few years, doing a few each year. If the current floor is on a concrete slab, we have an athletic pour-in-place compound that we use. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the gyms that has wooden joists under the floor, we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that, so we use a different method.â&#x20AC;? In any case, he says, students at the schools with

new floors wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just notice new paint in the gyms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The floors do feel different.â&#x20AC;? A number of schools in the district are seeing T-12 lights being replaced by T-8, a move Maletta says is partly cost-driven and partly from necessity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The provincial government had said the T-12 lights werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to be produced past this year, so we had to change them over, but now it looks like they will still be around for a while. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get an energy rebate


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Dakota Harrison, 2, gets some coaching from mom Sarah as she throws footballs through the hoops at Fort George Park on Monday. Damon Ryan was in charge of the Hoopla event, part of the annual P.G. Knights Society BC Day festivities.

Wildfire controlled A wild fire under the BC Hydro lines by Highway 16 East was contained by eight firefighters from two halls who were called to the scene Aug. 3.

The fire burned about an acre of grass. Crews remained on-scene for about two hours, putting out hot spots.

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Edward Seebach (Seth Logan), right, tells Darcy McLeod and a group touring the Huble Homestead about everyday life at the site back in 1912, when the Huble House was built. The site held Homestead Days on the weekend to mark the centennial.

Assault charges get jail, probation of possession of stolen property with a value less than $5,000, sentenced to 90 days in jail to be served intermittently, placed on probation until the expiration of the jail sentence and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Stapley was also found guilty of three counts of driving while prohibited, sentenced to one day in jail, assessed a victim surcharge of $50 and prohibited from driving for three years. In Provincial Court in Prince George on May 23: Ian M. Begg was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, placed on probation for six months and assessed a victim surcharge of $100. Ian V. Cooper was found guilty of possession of a weapon obtained by the commission of an offence, sentenced to two years and a day in jail and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. Cooper was also found guilty of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized and unauthorized possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle and sentenced to six months in jail. Cooper was also found guilty of possession of stolen property with a value less than $5,000 and sentenced to four months in jail. Michael J. Cyca was found guilty of mischief, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and placed on probation for 30 days. Christopher R. Middlemiss was found guilty of two counts of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and placed on probation for three years. Nikkita A. John was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 10 days in jail. John was also found guilty of failing to comply with an undertaking or recognizance, failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking With over 30 years of experience, I can help you preserve your freedom, reputation and livelihood. and two other counts of failing to comply with For an appointment call 564-4454 a probation order and sentenced to 45 days in 980 Fourth Avenue, Prince George • jail.

In Provincial Court in Prince George on May 17: James C.M. King was found guilty of assault and assaulting a peace officer, placed on probation for 18 months and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. King was also found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance, fined $250 and assessed a victim surcharge of $27.50. Shaun McCook was found guilty of being unlawfully in a dwellFree ing-house, sentenced to 36 days in jail and time served of 54 days and placed on probation for 18 months. McCook was also found guilty of uttering threats, sentenced to 30 days in jail and placed on probation for 18 months. McCook was also found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 14 days in jail. McCook was also found guilty of causing a disturbance and sentenced to seven days in jail. McCook was also found guilty of failing to provide a breath sample when ordered to do so, fined $1,000 and placed on probation for one year. Terra L. Underwood was found guilty of unauthorized possession of a restricted or prohibited weapon, sentenced to one day in jail and fined $100. Underwood was also found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking and failing to attend court when ordered to do so and sentenced to one day in jail. Joey L. Arrance was found guilty of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, sentenced to

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Working on treaty boundaries UNBC graduate student honoured for work on process A graduate student at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has been honoured by the Canadian Association of Geographers for his research involving the First Nations treaty process in B.C. Chris Turner recently received the prestigious Robin P. Armstrong Memorial Prize for his master â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thesis on First Nationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;overlapping claims.â&#x20AC;? The prize recognizes and promotes excellence in applied research on Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aboriginal peoples and is selected from among both masters and PhD-level theses across the country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m delighted to be recognized for this research,â&#x20AC;? says Turner, who is currently a doctoral candidate at UNBC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flattering to have the project singled out, and my graduate supervisor, Dr. Gail Fondahl, as well as my thesis committee deserves a lot of credit. UNBC is a terrific school to do graduate research in the field of indigenous geographies.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;UNBC is an exemplary school for a whole bunch of reasons. The world-class faculty goes out of its way to help students succeed,â&#x20AC;? says Turner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I work with a legal scholar with extensive experience in treaty negotiation, an expert in the legal geographies of indigenous peoples, and the Canada Research Chair of comparative indigenous-state relations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are first-rate scholars and very generous people. There is isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t another university in the world where I would have the kind of knowledgeable mentorship I receive at UNBC.â&#x20AC;? Turner â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research examines the potential of a bi-cultural institution such as a commission of inquiry to research and hear evidence concerning land claims and, where required, mediate territorial disputes among First Nations. This is the first time this has been investigated to resolve land claims disputes in B.C. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the fascinating aspects of this work is the idea that through such an institution we can learn about and accommodate indigenous legal systems, and thus support a more just application of Canadian law and treaty making,â&#x20AC;? says Turner. Right now, only four treaties in B.C. have reached the final stages of negotiation in B.C.: Nisgaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;a, Lheidli Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;enneh, Tswawwassen, and Maa Nulth. Turner argues that the current approach to treatymaking in B.C. is problematic and that a solution, at least in part, could lie in the establishment commission of inquirystyle institutions, such as those which can be found in New Zealand and Australia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the project I set out to address two related questions concerning â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;overlappingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; indigenous claims: first, does the Crownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practice of settling treaties in overlapping and contested areas privilege some indigenous groups to the detriment of others? â&#x20AC;&#x153;And second, are overlapping and contested claims a barrier to the ethical settlement of treaties, and if so, what can and should be the role and policy of the Crown concerning overlapping claims and treaty negotiation in B.C.?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;In B.C. we are engaged in a treaty process intended to satisfy our legal obligations to indigenous peoples. Such processes need to recognize and take into account the indigenous systems on which these claims are made. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My hope is that this research will contribute to achieving our shared goals, including the ethical settlement of treaties in B.C.â&#x20AC;?

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eartbreak. It’s the only way to describe the Canadian women’s Olympic soccer team’s loss to the United States on Monday. Losing in the dying seconds of injury time in overtime is a bitter pill to swallow. However, it should be pointed out that had Canada held on for a couple more seconds the game would have gone to a shootout, and no guarantee of a better result. Shootouts, even in the NHL, are crapshoots at the best of times. What’s really hard to take in Monday’s loss is a couple of questionable calls from the referee. With Canada up by one and pressing, an obvious handball inside the American 18-yard box was missed by the referee. Had that call been made, it would have given Canada a penalty kick and, almost certainly, a twogoal lead. Then came the infamous call that the Canadian goalie held the ball for more than the allowed six seconds. The last time that call was made in high-level competition was a decade ago. It’s just not a call that is made, even though the rule is there. That, of course, led to the handball inside the 18-yard box, a penalty kick for the U.S. and a tie game. Canada came so close to upsetting its perennial nemesis and, we’ll see later this week, arguably the best women’s soccer team in the world. All those who watched Monday’s game know that, save for a call or two, that mantle would have fallen to the Canadian squad … at least for a while. It’s kind of like the Rocky story … the underdog goes toe-totoe with the champion and, even though not victorious, show that they belong there earning the respect, and hearts, of the world. Monday’s match was epic in scale and excitement. It was the game of the Olympics. We suspect that the upcoming gold medal match will pale in comparison. Regardless of the result of the bronze medal match, the Canadian team members are still our Olympic heroes.

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ow often do you get to go to a 100th birthday party? Not very often. But you can today, tomorrow, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The 100th Prince George Exhibition gets underway today at Exhibition Park and it promises to be the best year … which is tough to do, given that there have been 99 wonderful renditions of the fair previous to this year. However, we’re confident the fair organizers have outdone themselves this year. After all, how often to you get to plan a 100th birthday party? “A proud past … a bright future,” is the very appropriate slogan for this year’s fair. The PGX has a wonderfully rich, and proud, past and as the venerable fair moves into its second century, the future looks good. Plan to take in some, or all of the events, this weekend at the PGX and help the community celebrate this landmark year.


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Crossing in the park had the highest at $1.45 So what greets me upon my return to work per litre. One of the downfalls of gassing up in after two weeks of vacation? the middle of nowhere … put in $20 worth and More than 2,000 e-mails in my in-box. So, stopped again in Jasper. if I’m a little sluggish returning your e-mail, rrr please forgive me. For those looking for a tractor Welcome to the paperless sociupdate: It’s in the shop, got the fuel ety (although I still get a lot paper line fixed only to discover that the crossing my desk these days as well Writer’s clutch is gone (left with the bull’s … people are sometimes amazed Block virility, I suppose). Neighbour has at how much paper is on my desk BILLPHILLIPS graciously agreed to help. It will only and suspect I never clean it but cost us the bull’s stud services … what they don’t know is most of the guess who gets the last laugh on that one? paper was only put there yesterday). Still managed to work on my farmer ’s tan One of the downfalls of the so-called paperthough … sitting in the field watching the less society is that we seem to get a whole neighbours toil away. Now that’s how the hayheckuva lot more stuff. ing should be done every year. I installed TweetDeck on my computer a rrr while back. For those who don’t know what Watched some of the Olympics on the tube. TweetDeck is, it’s a nifty little program to track Maybe I’m just a fair-weather watcher. If all the tweets of the twits you are following. It Canada’s competing, I’m interested. Watching gives you a nice little beep every time a tweet arrives. I shut it down because the beeps every Lithuania battle Vietnam in table tennis, however, not high on my watching priorities. two or three seconds are just a little annoying. Maybe it was because the 2010 opening How anyone can keep up is beyond me. ceremonies in Vancouver were indoors, but I Although, as I write this, The Tyee is postulatthought they were much more dramatic than ing, in a tweet, about the competition bureau the London opening ceremonies. London’s possible tackling the issue of media converweren’t bad, I just think that Vancouver ’s were gence. Interesting. The tweets can be overwhelming, but they can also contain interesting better. I did watch most of the women’s soccer game and relevant information … such as the Prince on Monday. What a great game, even though George Free Press tweets. the Canadian team lost a heartbreaker. rrr Good luck to all the Canadian athletes still in Once again, Jasper had the lowest gas prices the hunt for a medal at the Games. on our trip at $1.19 per litre. Saskatchewan

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How not to be a rubber-lipper

gets out of the lake, and My vocabulary has even though he squeezes expanded somewhat after back, his face is generally several months with my screwed up into a sad grinew friends. mace. For example, there is the Jack: C’mon, term rubberc’mon, c’mon. lipping. It is I just had a not a good Life in shower two thing to be the fat days ago. accused Anyway, of being a lane Jack was getrubber-lipper, DELYNDAPILON ting ready which is your for work while we were basic everyday gossip, at the lake, so he didn’t especially if you repeat a get to witness those two story while adding your heads bobbing across the own two cents worth to it, water, voices slowly fadcausing unnecessary probing as they vanished in the lems for others.. horizon. If he had been For example, not being there, the big worrywart a rubber-lipper myself, I would’ve found a way to would never tell a soul, lasso them back to shore. especially Jack, that Kris And if he found out after and Cupcake (AKA Chickthe fact, nobody would let or Kat, a lovely young hear the end of it. There lady who both Jack and would be lectures about Kris would do anything water safety, reminders of for, including go fishhis dislike of water and ing in a hot outhouse for plenty of hard-eyed glares a pair of lost sunglasses from below the brim of that - just check back a few black cowboy hat (those issues for the rest of that glares, by the way, are constory) swam across the siderably less intimidating entire lake together durnow he’s shaved off some ing our last camping trip. of his bark, revealing a As I’ve said before, Jack is pair of deep mischievous not really water friendly. dimples on either side of Chicklet usually gives him his mouth). But none of a big squeeze after she

that will happen since no one is going to rubber-lip about it. But if I were to say something out of place, in all likelihood Kris would ask me, “Are you broken?”. This is another phrase they use extensively, a question thrown out whenever someone does something silly or says something ridiculous. Actually, though posed as a question, it’s really more a statement and generally requires no answer, cause if someone asks if you’re broken, the assumption is that, in all likelihood, you are. Once satisfied that you are broken, Merle will generally say, with deep pathos, ‘No more good’. ‘No more good’ is a phrase that can be applied in several different ways. For example, say it takes a gal who has publicly admitted that reverse is not her friend then tries to back her car out of a root and deadfall infused back road, some guy might say ‘No more good’ about her driving abilities, which is really not fair. That same guy might volunteer to back the same car out of the same

road a few hours later, doing the job in one try. Kris: (Eyes sparkling, choking back laughter while he tosses me back the keys) I always win. Always. And whether it comes to navigating back roads in reverse or making a philosophical point, I have to admit so far he has always won. Always, dang-it. However, the phrase ‘no more good’ might also might be applied to an empty bottle of Sambuca. Kris: (holding the bottle up, peering sorrowfully at it as he confirms it actually is empty) ‘No more good’. ‘I says pardon’, a phrase that has to be uttered in your deepest possible voice, is another Merle-ism, one used when a questionable or ridiculous statement is made. For instance, say Kris discovers the Sambuca is all gone, then someone walks in with another bottle and asks if anyone wants a drink, Merle (or any of the guys) might utter ‘I says pardon’ on account of the question being completely redundant. See, if you don’t want a shot of Sambuca, in all

likelihood you’re broken, which means you’re probably no more good. Are you following me? Capice? Those two sayings belong to Jack and are likely to be issued at the end of a disagreement which Jack has won, something that happens all the time. For example, I might say Elton John is the greatest artist of all time and therefore probably has the most number one hits of all time. This will get you a keen-eyed glare from Jack, who will then throw a bunch of facts, figures and trivia at you about George Strait and his 94 number one hits and how no other artist even comes close to that record and no one ever will. After he beats you with facts and figures, he will ask ‘Are you following me? Capice?’ This, for the record, is not a rhetorical question. You have to answer it. After you concede defeat, the likely follow-up is ‘Who’s right?’. Then you have to admit Jack is right. Again. Both Jack and Kris have this annoying tendency to always be right. And they

will nag you to death until you admit they’re right. It’s kind of a funny exasperating trait most of the time, But some of the time it’s more. They seem to have this keen ability to use their common sense to get to the root of a problem you’ve been struggling with. And they’re not shy about sharing that insight, shooting it straight from the hip, as cowboys do. They’re also not shy about sharing their affection with you, welcoming you into their lives, warming your heart with a smile, an arm slung around your shoulder or a much needed hug. The strength of character they share overshadows you, embraces you and reminds you that sometimes family is more than blood and bone, but rather a bond people choose to forge. That bond is the gooderest thing of all. The phrase ‘gooderest’ is kind of selfexplanatory meaning wise, and comes from Merle. Apparently when something is gooderest, it just can’t get any better. And there just isn’t anything better than spending time with the family of your heart.

A long weekend with good weather? Who knew?

it again: At intersections up to a certain Toto, I don’t think we’re in Prince traffic level, three-way or four-way stops George anymore. are probably the best way to keep I mean, nice weather on a traffic flowing – as long as people long weekend? This isn’t the obey the rules. Prince George I remember Allan’s Most of the drivers in Prince from either my youth (and George are really good about yes I can remember back that Amblings far) or even the recent past. ALLANWISHART allowing the right of way at stops like this. You get to your stop sign Long weekends in Prince at the same time as another driver gets to George were usually the sign for the skies theirs. You look up, make eye contact, and to open and for 72 hours or so of heavy rain. This weekend was actually too hot for one of you waves the other one through. You wave back, proceed, and everyone a lot of people I talked to. Of course, that heat meant I wasn’t mov- takes their turn. There are other rules that still have to ing too fast. In fact, I was just ambling be followed, though. I was second in line along most of the weekend. at a four-way stop on the weekend, with • I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say

another vehicle in the facing lane. The driver ahead of me went through, getting a dirty look from the driver of the car coming the other way. I couldn’t figure out why at first, until the other driver turned left – without having their indicator on. The driver ahead of me didn’t see an indicator, figured the other driver was proceeding straight ahead, and did what anyone else probably would have done. • So what with the eight-hour time difference and some continuing sleep problems, I’m not seeing too much of the Olympics, although I am trying to follow it on different websites. The time difference between Prince

George and London is eight hours, which is awkward enough. In 2014, when the Winter Olympics are in Sochi, Russia, the time difference will be 11 hours, so everything will be pretty much flipped as far as a.m. and p.m. are concerned. I can’t wait for 2016, when Rio de Janeiro is only four hours ahead of us and we might actually see some events live at a decent time of day. • I have heard a rumour that when the NASA probe landed on Mars, it was right on top of a Felis silvestris catus and brought its life to an end. In other words Curiosity killed the cat. I won’t let the door hit me on the way out.

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Norman Unrau could write a book – and did


There were times of deep despair and crippling pain of such magnitude he wondered how much longer he could endure it. But Norman Unrau had good reason to go on – his loving family and his own stubborn pride. In 1965, Unrau was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Of the 100 different types of arthritis known, this is one of the most devastating. And for a previously healthy 40-year-old in the prime of his life, the news was a complete shock. “I was working as a junior foreman in the engineering division at a Forest Service camp near Finlay Forks. The forest and creeks were my delight...I was young and healthy,” said Unrau. For three years, he worked with severe pain and stiffness to his hands and ankles. However his ‘ideal job’ at Finlay Forks finally came to an end. “It will fool you,” Unrau explained. “You think you’re improving, it will seem to get better, and then it will knock you right flat down. Eventually, I was given a job job working in the office in Prince George. “I was an outdoor person (in his spare time, he hunted and fished in what’s now Williston Lake.) So that was a drastic change for me – but you do what you have to do.” Now 85, Unrau has written a book about his life with unwelcome companion RA in a bid to help and support others who are also afflicted with the disease. The local author (besides other books, he wrote Arthritis and the Long Haul nine years ago) is first to say that his new book Living with Arthritis – See What I Mean? is not a scholarly work or even good journalism.

In his introduction, he says: “When style was mentioned prior to putting pen to paper, my concern was not for the niceties or correctness of proper English.” Instead, the book is sprinkled with the wise words of scholars such as Aldous Huxley: ‘Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.’ September is National Arthritis Month. “I thought it would be a good time to come out with the book,” he said. Unrau wondered if the excruciating pain in his fingers and hands would subside long enough so he could write. There were some dark moments, indeed. “You have to decide if you want to go through this,” he told the Free Press during an interview last week. “What are the options? Suicide? I’m not one to hold a pistol to the head. You do feel you’re a burden on your loved ones, you want to help them and yet, here they are helping you.” Joyce, Unrau’s wife of 50 years – the couple moved to Prince George in 1965 – says she has no misgivings. ‘In sickness and in health,’ she agrees. “It’s been a long, arduous journey for him but I didn’t want him to give up,” Joyce said. “The kids came to understand that Norman wouldn’t be able to do activities with him that he would have liked. But he did his best. They were involved in soccer and swimming, so I took them to practise and was there to watch. Norman did take them fishing.” The couple has three children, two grandchildren. Still, Unrau has his personal regrets – and poignant memories of how, over time, the disease robbed him of his strength.

Norman Unrau shows hands disfigured by rheumatoid arthritis. “When my daughter Elizabeth was two and a half years old, I went to pick her up (he makes a lifting gesture with his hands) and when she was about up to my chest, I just couldn’t hold on to her anymore and she slowly slipped down to the floor. That’s one time I remember.” For her part, Joyce admits the last few years especially have been taxing on her. “I’m tired,” she says. “I do the housework and keep everything up and ...there are times when I’d like to stay in bed but I have to get up and do things for Norman.” “I feel very guilty,” says Norman. “When you love your mate and yet she’s here having to help you, you feel like you’re a burden.”

That’s where writing the book was so important, he says. When he first got his diagnosis, Unrau began a regimen of good diet, vitamin and mineral supplements. He joined CARS (Canadian Arthritis Rhumatoid Society), a group he says was instrumental in getting him on a “holistic approach, diet included.” He still believes that has helped. However, besides his outward appearance – uneven gait, gnarled and disfigured fingers (his right “pinky” finger has been amputated) and curled toes – the disease has other unseen features, like robbing his memory bank. “I realized that I was losing certain parts of my memory when I was writing this book,” he said.

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“It was scary but it pushed me to finish the book while I still could. I think I broke all the rules of writing when I did.” Self-pity has never been an option for Unrah. “I find it difficult to feel sorry for myself,” he wrote. “After all, I live in Canada I have access to all the modern services right here.” The book chronicles his roller coaster of emotions. “My first two doctor visits confirmed the presence of the RA factor in my blood. My doctor prescribed Aspirin for now and explained that RA is a systemic condition. As the seriousness of the matter slowly sunk in, I became turn to PAGE A13

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Coming together for a clean-energy future TERESA MALLAM

Jessica Davey, Karen McDowell and Teva McDowell want to make a difference. They hope that on August 11, community members will come together for a special Hands Across the Sand event held at Fort George Park.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got the idea for holding the event here after I heard two years ago about the Hands Across the Sand event in Florida (Feb. 13, 2010). About 10,000 people came out. Now they have people coming out to the event in several countries all over the world,â&#x20AC;? said the local groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spokesperson,

Karen McDowell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The idea is for as many people as possible to join hands near the water in support of a clean energy future and to end our dependence on fossil fuels. It will be fun and family-friendly, there will be food, music, information booths and speeches.â&#x20AC;?

Sponsors and volunteers are welcome to contact the group. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The focus is on clean energy,â&#x20AC;? said McDowell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lots of marches and protests going on [about saving the environment] but they can lead to a police presence and an atmosphere that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very child-friendly.

Everyone agrees we need to change what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing to the environment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but we need to know what those changes are.â&#x20AC;? It starts with education. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our industry is on the Fraser and Nechako rivers,â&#x20AC;? said Davey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So it makes sense for us to hold this event close to water [behind the minirailway in Fort George Park]. We will have a First Nations elder out

to bless the land there and there will be people from UNBC coming out to talk to us about how we can use clean energy and end our dependency on fossil fuels.â&#x20AC;? The Hands Across the Sand event will be held Saturday, August 11 at Fort George Park (behind the mini-railway) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In many other areas of the world, people joined hands

at noon on August 4. They are encouraged to use alternate means of transportation to get to the event including car pooling, biking, walking and public transportation. On the international scene, Hands Across the Sand 2012 starts in New Zealand and moves across the world, ending in Hawaii. For more information visit www. handsacrossthesand. org.

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all-female line-up, playing rock and roll, roots and blues music.” Armed with talent and steely determination to make it in a tough business, Miss Quincy set out to put together a band of top musicians. “I started this band a year ago. There is a small musician community in Canada with an independent grass roots music industry. It’s a big country so everybody has to tour and we see our musician friends more than we see our own friends and families from home.” Miss Quincy still has a cabin on the family farm in Peace Region and two months out of the year she goes to the Yukon for seasonal work that gets her out into the wilderness and gives her inspiration for songwriting. Playing hard is all she knows. “I see the value in just playing as much as we can,” said Miss Q. “We play five to seven nights a week and it’s really amazing what happens what you do that, the creative magic really comes out. “Playing that much, it comes more easily, it frees you up. Frees you up musically, so you can be creative.” That means top-notch musicianship. “We are committed to high musical standards. We make it fun and we Ph o to s ub mitte d try to put on the best Look out, Prince George. There’s a Showdown coming and Miss Information Session show that we possibly Quincy is in charge. can, every time. Some Certified Life Skills Coach Training printed. membership,” says Miss Q. “We bands can’t do the conAugust 22, 2012 | 7pm | Room 5-122 “I have lots of time on the road try to keep our van and ourselves stant touring. Some musito make things. (She laughs.) Oh, cians aren’t used to the road in good shape. I’m fortunate to Upcoming Courses and there’s preserves from my have had five years of fulltime warrior lifestyle like we are. mom’s garden. We do this [music] work learning how to live this If it’s been a bad day or a Theatre Appreciation to make a living. This [touring] is lifestyle.” long drive, you still have to Begins September 12, 2012 our life. For those who come out to the get out there and perform local show at Nancy O’s, Miss Q “We play every small town in and do the best you can.” Understanding the Essentials promises an enjoyable evening. this country – and in many other And if you think one of Project Management “Be prepared to come out and countries because the music busiwoman can be high mainteSeptember 19 and 20, 2012 have a really good time. The show ness, at this level, is not known for nance, imagine a van with is fun, it’s dynamic, it’s a whole making people rich.So we just do three women and hundreds Masters Certificate event. It’s danceable. Our music what we have to do to allow us to of kilometres between in Project Management is unique. Another thing unique keep doing what we love.” shows. Miss Quincy calls Begins September 21, 2012 about our band is that we travel Miss Quincy and her trio The the road home for now. with our own boutique.” Showdown play Nancy O’s, 1261 Everything they need is in Yes, it’s true. On the merchanThird Ave. on Thursday, August their “self-contained van.” dise table, there will be Miss Q’s 23. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Cover “We’re heavy on hand-made items such as T-shirts charge is $10. For more about Miss nance, we check the oil and that are hand-designed and Quincy, visit 250-960-5980 tires – and I have BCAA

They’re in the midst of a summer festival circuit in Canada which includes ArtsWells (they You can ask – but she probably played there on the weekend) and won’t tell you – where the name the Robson Valley Music Festival. Miss Quincy comes from. The Showdown is touring hard “It’s just me. It’s who I am,” the and performing almost every Canadian roots rocker tells the night of the week in support of Free Press reporter on Thursday. the April release of Miss Quincy’s Originally from the Peace second full-length album, Like Region, Miss Quincy is songwriter The Devil Does. You can’t miss and guitarist with her all-girl band them when they come into town. The Showdown. “We tour in a van we call VanShe and bandmates Shari Rae gina which has a 13-foot trailer. (upright bass) and Holly Magnus It’s completely self-contained. (drums), both from Alberta, have We like it because we can enjoy just come off a seven-week tour of the scenery and stop whenever Europe. we need to or find somewhere to camp.” Miss Quincy and FAMOUS PLAYERS 6 1600 15th Ave, Prince George The Showdown 250-612-3993 plays Nancy O’s on August 23. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8 “We have lots of online resources ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT and an active Face(G: Adventure, Animation, Comedy) 4:45PM (3D) 7:00, 9:15pm book page, so we STEP UP REVOLUTION (3D) can keep in touch (PG: Drama, Music, Romance) Course Language 5:00, 7:25, 9:50pm with people while THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN we’re touring,” (PG: Action) Violence (3D) 4:15, 7:15, 10:15pm Miss Q said. “One thing people are THE DARK KNIGHT RISES surprised about (PG: Action, Crime, Drama) Violence 3:30, 7:05, 10:30pm when they come THE WATCH out to our shows, (18A: Comedy) Sexually suggestive scenes, Explicit violence 5:10, 7:35, 10:05pm from comments we TOTAL RECALL (NO PASSES) hear, is that they’re (PG: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction) Violence, Coarse Language 4:40, 7:30, 10:20pm not used to seeing three girls, an

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somewhat, not depressed exactly, discouraged, yes, my work responsibilities had not suffered and my job was not hazarded but I became worried, even angry... I was going to be thirty-nine years of age.” Unrau took early retirement in 1982 at age 55. It was simply too much, he says. Besides muscle waste, he has sensitivity to light and there are other lingering problems. “I have limited movement with my head. My two vertebrae (C1 and 2) were fused so my overall height is shortened by about four or five inches. It has also become quite crooked.” He has undergone several surgeries to try to alleviate some of the pain and crippling effect of the disease. Besides the removal of one finger, the joints of all his fingers have been removed and “replaced with plastic.” Most of his operations have

been performed in St. Pauls Hospital or the General Hospital in Vancouver. Some were successful, others not so much. “What they did is give me back some time,” said Norman. Time to adjust to his limited mobility. Time – about four decades now – to savour his family and enjoy whatever he can out of life. “When you get it that young, I was not yet in my 40s, it sets you up for when you’re older.” With new parts, he’s not quite yet the ‘bionic’ man, but close, he thinks. His dry sense of humour has helped, says his wife. Unrau hopes his book will inspire others suffering from RA to try to live live to the fullest. “I want to give them hope. As a reasonably young man [when diagnosed] it hit me very hard. But life doesn’t end – there is lots of reason to keep going.” Copies of Living with Arthritis – See What I Mean? can be obtained from the author by phoning 250564-1868.

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COLUMN: Canada aiming for more medals at the Olympics A16


There wil be just one Forsberg with the P.G. Cougars this season A17




Blair Anderson won his second Simon Fraser Open men’s golf title on the weekend at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club. It took a four-hole playoff on Monday, but Anderson edged runnerup Shaun Lees to win the 2012 edition of the annual men’s golf championship tournament. Anderson and Lees entered the playoff with three-round scores of 212. Anderson, 21, was also the Simon Fraser winner in 2008. For more on this year’s tournament, check Friday’s Free Press.


The 2012 Spruce Kings Hockey School is underway. Week 1 began on Monday and wraps up Friday. The three-week school, open to players of all skill levels between six and 14 years old, wraps up on Aug. 24.


The Prince George Lomax Knights competed in the BC Minor Baseball Association peewee AA provincials at Chilliwack on the weekend. The Knights finished short of the title with a record of 1-3.

Langley beats Grays, then takes title


The layoff was long and the arms were short. Both factors didn’t help the BID Group Grays against the Langley Blaze, a playoff game under the Citizen Field lights on Sunday night. The visitors downed the B.C. senior men’s provincial championship hosts by a 6-3 score, the beginning of a three-game winning streak that ended with the Blaze players celebrating the tournament title on Monday. The night game began at 9:30 p.m. and players didn’t leave the diamond until midnight. The Grays also suited up for the first game of the day Sunday, an 8 a.m. contest against the Victoria Mavericks that ended with Prince George celebrating a 7-5 extra inning victory. As Sunday night’s game wore on, the Grays were running low on pitching options. “We were really out of arms. We had thrown all our throwers just to try to get to this game, so it was just pitching by committee basically,” Grays coach Craig Horswell said shortly after their loss to Langley. “We throw Brandon (Hunter) in, he does a heck of a job. But he’s more of a position player.” Riding the momentum of the Sunday night triumph, the Blaze defeated the Nanaimo Coalminers 4-1 in Monday morning’s semifinal to set up a con-

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BID Group Grays pitcher Graham Allard throws a ball in on a Victoria Mavericks batter during their round robin game on Sunday morning at Citizen Field. test against the Kamloops Sun Devils in Monday afternoon’s championship game. Langley defeated Kamloops 6-1 in the final. The Grays finished the eight-team tournament with a 2-2 record. They lost the opener against Kamloops 10-5 on Friday evening. They rebounded the next night with a 4-1 triumph over the Burnaby Bulldogs. The Trail Orioles and Kelowna Jays rounded out the field of teams at the tournament. The Sun Devils advanced to the final with a 16-1 rout over

Trail in Sunday evening’s first playoff game. “I think this weekend was a big step forward for us as a program. Last year we had a really tough provincials and it was a really short but long tournament for us,” Horswell said. “But we gained a lot of respect from teams. We beat really good teams in Burnaby and Victoria, and other than the first game, where we kind of gave them a bunch of runs early, we were in every game. We had a chance to win every game which is huge for us. It goes a long way.”

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RUN • SKI • SWIM • APPAREL A couple of cars make a smoke show prior to racing down the quarter-mile track at the Northland Dodge Motorsports Park.


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Prince George’s drag racing site has operated under new ownership with a new name this season. With those changes, the Northland Dodge Motorsports Park will see significant upgrades to its facility off Chief Lake Road. Brent Marshall, using the strength of his company’s brand, is the man leading the park in its new direction. The Northland Dodge president became owner of the park in the spring. Anybody who’s heard of Marshall is aware of his passion for racing. For drag racing enthusiasts, it’s hard not to get excited over the changes he’s planning for the track. Upgrades include new timing and lights. Marshall says they’ve installed a $30,000 system. “It’s the latest thing where you register people wirelessly with iPad so it’s a great system,” he says. “But it’s new to the industry so they told us it’s going to take some tech support.” Marshall says the next major task is creating a new starting line for the quartermile strip, as they’re bringing in special cement. “We’re going to have the best starting line in North America, so

we’re going to mimic what they’re doing in places like Las Vegas.” Marshall notes that the cement in place is 20 years old, and the marks and cracks on the surface make it a challenge to attract faster cars. “They need a great launch surface to get traction, to put up fast times and to get a good straight launch.” With the 2012 season well underway, Marshall is aiming to remove the park’s old cement in September. “When I put that system in, Northland park will have the most state of the art lights and timing, it will have the most state of the art launch pad, so in essence we have everything racers need,” he says. “We’ve got a great crew of volunteers out there. They’ve been just incredible.” Marshall says he’s putting $1 million into the park this year. More than half of that money went into the purchase of the 138acre property, which was appraised at

$550,000. Also stepping up to help Marshall is Chrysler Canada, which will provide $50,000 a year in funding. Mopar, the parts and service arm for Chrysler, is also coming in as a major sponsor. The upgrades don’t end with the drag strip. Marshall also plans to further develop the motocross track on the land, hoping to land a major competition. “We’re in negotiations with the Canadian Motocross Association to have a national event here,” he says. The Northland Dodge Motorsports Park held all-out drag racing on July 28 and 29, and is scheduled to put on another event of its kind on Aug. 18 and 19. The track also continues to stage Friday Night Street Legals events. Marshall welcomes newcomers to race on the track, as long as their vehicles pass an inspection. Cars, trucks, hot rods, motorcycles and snowmobiles are welcome. “You name it, as

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medals (10 gold, 18 silver and 16 bronze) while nations like the Soviet Union, Germany and Cuba didn’t participate. In the MCINNIS last Summer Games, the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Canada collected 18 medals (three gold, nine silver and six bronze). These Games haven’t been a disappointment. While only six days of the Games remained when Tuesday began, there were still several events in which Canada was in the hunt for a medal. These include cycling, equestrian, athletics and boxing. The Games have actually been quite the success for some athletes and teams, including the women’s soccer team that will play France for bronze on Thursday. Canada came close to advancing to the gold medal game of the event, but suffered a heartbreaking 4-3 extra time loss against the U.S. on Monday in a match with suspect officiating. Furthermore, this final stretch of the Olympics is where the waiting game ends for female freestyle wrestlers Carol Huynh and Leah Callahan, who grew up in northern B.C. Huynh, a Hazelton product, was

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of Toronto won her country its first gold of the Games. No medals ULL were picked OURT up by RESS Canada on Day ALISTAIR 9 or 10. Shortly before the Free Press press deadline of Tuesday at noon, Canada sat 12th in the medal count with 10 (one gold, three silver and six bronze). The People’s Republic of China had the lead with 71 (34 gold, 20 silver and 17 bronze), with the U.S. close behind at 66 (30 gold, 16 silver and 20 bronze). After the top two, there was a significant drop. Third-place Great Britain had 22 gold, 13 silver and 12 bronze for 47 medals. But let’s get back to Canada. Has it been a bad Summer Olympics? Absolutely not. It just appeared like topping the total of 22 (three gold, 11 silver and eight bronze) collected in the 1996 Games in Atlanta was a longshot. The Games in Atlanta could be considered the most successful for Canada in the Summer Olympics. After all, the only Summer Games in which Canada collected more medals was the boycotted 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. That year, Canada picked up 44

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PLAYOFF SCHEDULE In tournaments, some logistical aspects of putting together a playoff round can’t get sorted out until the round robin ends. I respect and understand that. But it’s too bad fans couldn’t be notified of a semifinal time for the Grays immediately after their last round robin game on Sunday morning. No announcement was made on if the Grays would play at 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. until later Sunday afternoon. However, that wasn’t the most frustrating part. After it was announced the Grays would play in the first playoff game at 6 p.m., spectators were notified the hosts would play in the late game on Sunday night. This change wasn’t announced in advance, in fact it was right before the first playoff game Sunday evening began. The tournament’s organizing committee cleared the air to media Sunday night, sending an e-mail apology in response to the misinformation about the Grays’ start time. Since Trail defeated Kelowna 10-9 in the final round robin game on Sunday afternoon, the Grays were moved into the later time slot. The organizers made it clear that they were moved based on the runs for and against tiebreaker, and had the last round robin game ended in any other score, the Grays would’ve played in the first playoff game. But on top of it all, we can’t overlook the role of the long weekend and above seasonal summer temperatures. Those factors drew more people away from the ball diamond on Sunday than the confusion surrounding the playoff start time, make no mistake. Diehard fans still stayed up Sunday night to watch the Grays in action against Langley.

Regardless of the confusion on game time, the baseball at Citizen Field on the weekend was enjoyable. The play on the field was sloppy at times. But there’s nothing quite like watching a live baseball game on a hot, sunny summer day. OK, maybe lounging at the beach or park, or boating on the lake.

WHO NEEDS THE LAKE? While I enjoy going to the lake in the summer, other hobbies and priorities kept me away from the beach on the weekend. When I wasn’t filling sports reporting duties or catching the Olympics on TV, I did some golfing on the weekend. On Friday I hit the links twice, once with my dad during the day for nine holes at the Links of Maggie May, and again for 18 in the evening with a couple of friends at the Par 3 Alder Hills course on Friday, Then on the holiday Monday, I went for my first round of the season at Aberdeen Glen Golf Course. The fun won’t end this week, as today marks the start of the five-day 100th Prince George Exhibition.

HOCKEY Yes, it’s that time of year again. The logos and ice got put in at the Coliseum last week, while the Spruce Kings Hockey School began on Monday. Warning to the readers of this sports section: hockey will begin dominating the headlines and filling the holes this month. The Spruce Kings Hockey School is just the start. This weekend, the Cariboo Cougars hold their first tryout camp. From Aug. 20 to 24, the Cougars Hockey School unfolds. And at the end of the month, main training camps for the Cougars and Spruce Kings get underway. OK, the city’s three main hockey teams may be in full preseason preparation mode now. But don’t let that stop you from going out to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine.

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Cariboo Woodlands RESPONSIBILITIES: The Log Buyer is responsible for sourcing volume of the appropriate size, quality and species for the 3 mills in the Cariboo. The position also assists other company log traders to access required timber profiles for other Tolko operations. The Log Buyer works closely with the harvesting group to optimize how the logs are sourced to meet the needs of the mills and marketing. The position will be based out of Williams Lake or Quesnel. QUALIFICATIONS: • The Log Buyer must possess negotiation, interpersonal, computer, analytic and business skills. • A good understanding of log quality and how it relates to harvesting, manufacturing costs and end product values. • Must also have a good knowledge of machine capabilities and productivity levels. • General accounting principles, mill conversion returns and an involvement in the manufacturing and marketing side of the business. • Knowledge of harvesting, road construction, road maintenance, and timber development will be required. Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada. A career with Tolko means working in an environment that encourages personal and professional development. We offer a workplace where everyone plays an essential role in the success of our Company and where individual efforts are acknowledged. Our tradition of excellence is built on strong company values, a challenging environment, and continuous development. TO APPLY: If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being a part of our community please submit your resume by email to by fax (1)250-398-3909 or visit us at by Aug 19, 2012.

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR (PRINCE GEORGE) Qualifications: • At least three (3) years Supervisory Experience. • A combination of experience and/or Post-Secondary Education in: Trades and Workplace Training, Continuing and Adult Education, Business and Employment Counselling, Counselling and Helping Professions. • Proven Administrative Skills to manage, assess and report demographic and financial information to support decisions related to client training and employment. • Working knowledge of standard computer programs and keyboarding skills. • BC Drivers Licence, insurable, reliable transportation and willingness to travel over a wide geographic area in all seasons. • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders and motivate staff to meet specific performance objectives within tight time frames and budget. • Experience with First Nation communities , culture and protocols. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 4:30 P.M. AUGUST 16, 2012 Reply by email to: Attention: PTP ASEP Training Society Hiring Committee. Please provide: • Covering Letter • Resume (3 pages max.) ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES SHORT LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED • Successful candidates will be contacted by August 17, 2012. • Interviews will take place the week of August 20th – 24th, 2012. • For further information please make your request via email to:

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IMMEDIATE START DATES: Cooks - $14.07 Greenskeepers - $12.11 Room Attendants - $14.00 Dishwashers - $12.41 PERKS ü Full Benefits ü Subsidized Housing ü Daily Duty Meal Please submit resumes to the Recruitment Office. banff. careers@ fairmont. com www. fairmontcareers. com An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS Wanted for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets needed. Fax 250-775-6227 or email: info@torqueindustr Apply online:

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CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS Needed for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Fax resume to 250-775-6227 or email: Online:

INSERTING MACHINE Operator required for busy Alberta printing plant. Previous Alphaliner or other machine experience an asset. Mechanical & computer aptitude required;

CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103.

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To apply, please visit / for full job descriptions and closing dates. Resumes can be forwarded to: Human Resources, 2015 Canada Winter Games, 545 Quebec Street, Prince George, B.C., V2L 1W6 or email All positions are based in Prince George, B.C. The Prince George 2015 Canada Games Host Society is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all individuals to apply for job postings. The 2015 Canada Winter Games will be the largest multi-sport and cultural event ever held in Prince George and Northern British Columbia to date and is forecasted to generate an economic impact of $70- $90 million while building champions and inspiring dreams amongst Canadian youth. Athletes from 10 Provinces and 3 Territories will compete in 19 sports with the dream of becoming Canada’s next champions. In 2015, choose your path, leave your tracks, and journey with the 2015 Canada Winter Games as we host the nation and share a northern story with all of Canada.

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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.

SCOPE OF POSITION Under the direction of the Director of Finance, the Payroll Administrator will perform a variety of accounting and bookkeeping duties according to established policies and procedures, including assisting with yearend audits.

SPECIFIC DUTIES (Include the following, however, other duties may be assigned as required) Payroll: • Compile payroll data, and reconcile to maintain payroll records using Sage AccPac Software Program; • Run bi-weekly payroll and required reports; and • Prepare quarterly and annual income tax filings, as well as periodic reports of earnings and deductions. Accounts Receivable: • Prepare weekly bank deposits; • Reconcile facility rents; and • Provide support to Accounts Receivable staff as required. Purchase Orders: • Responsible for issuing PO’s and matching receipts for filing. Reconciliation: • Reconciliation of payroll sub-ledgers to general ledger. Public Relations: • Develop and maintain respectful, positive support and relationships with staff; • Respond customers/vendors in a personable and respectful manner; and • Promote and support PGNFC programming and special events.

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Maintenance Management Trainee (MMT) Houston, BC As a dynamic and growing company Pinnacle Renewable Energy is looking for energetic careeroriented individuals looking for a future in maintenance management. The Maintenance Manager Trainee (MMT) is part of a developmental training program for a duration of 18 months to 2 years. This position, through assigned work activities and projects, will develop a working knowledge of the required maintenance for a state of the art pellet manufacturing facility. The MMT will be required to learn and master key management behaviors which will include staff management and labor relations, safety regulations and practices, financial reporting and analysis, and maintenance techniques and practices. For more information on this position, and how to apply please visit and look under Career Opportunities.

Other Duties: • Cover reception desk as required; • Participate in outside training and/or in-service, as approved by supervisor; • Attend all appropriate PGNFC meetings, including staff meetings upon invitation; • Participate in other PGNFC activities as appropriate; and • Other duties, as required.

QUALIFICATIONS 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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AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd year apprentices or journey person welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd yr apprentice $28$30/hr, journey person $32$35/hr, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at; (office)780-8462231; (fax)780-846-2241 or send resume to:; Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

TICKETED Crane Operator in the West Kootenay Area with experience/Ability up to 75 ton crane send resume to


NEUCEL SPECIALTY CELLULOSE is a softwood dissolving sulphite pulp mill, located in peaceful, picturesque Port Alice, on the majestic West Coast of BC near the Northern tip of Vancouver Island. Do you appreciate sport fishing, hockey, mountain biking, golfing, scuba diving, hiking, camping, skiing, caving? Port Alice and the surrounding areas are a home base and playground for you and your family. Port Alice is a friendly town and a great place to raise children. Currently there are exciting employment opportunities at Neucel and we are looking for qualified and committed people to fill them. • 2nd Class Power Engineer • Electrician (2) • Millwright (2) • Vibration Analyst • Process Engineer • Maintenance Purchaser • Manufacturing Support Engineer • Shift Superintendent To apply for any of these positions please send your resume to: or Fax 250-284-7715. TIRECRAFT Chetwynd is now looking for experienced OTR & Mining tire technicians to work in camp in the Chetwynd area. Please email resumes to or fax them to (250)788-2964

Home Care/Support NURSES, Care Aides, Home Cleaners - Bayshore Home Health is hiring casual, on-call RNs, certified care aides and experienced home cleaners. If you are: personable; energetic; positive; possess an outstanding work ethic; a passion for superior client service, and a reliable vehicle, pls forward your resume c/w 2 references to by Aug. 10. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.


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$200 & Under Driest fire wood in town! Split & delivered $180 real cord (250)562-7111

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

Real Estate Lakeshore Summit Lake: 1 acre sub lake lot A-frame w/trailer & hydro. $35,000 Ph 778-415-2150 after 5

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April lambs for sale. $150 each. 250-971-2205


Andre’s Electronic Experts is expanding their sales force. Looking for an individual with sales experience & knowledge of appliances/ electronics. Full time Salary/Commission w/potential income to be $45-$60k + benefits including extended health plan. Drop off resumes to 2591A Vance Road. Attention: Ed Jang or email


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

Spacious 3 bdrm apts Clean, quiet, secure entrance. Students Welcome. Rental Incentives. No Dogs

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Shared Accommodation 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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Near Costco 2 bdrm suite, main floor incl. heat/hydro & laundry. No Pets pls $700/mo available now. Ph (250)6124785 or (250)552-3989

JUBILEE Apt’s 1 & 2 bedroom Adult orientated, close to downtown & bus route. N/S, N/P. Parking.

2666 Upland Street 1 & 2 bedroom apts. Rent includes: hydro, heat, hot water, appliances, drapes and parking. Quiet, no pets VENICE PLACE APTS 1438 Queensway Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm Suites Balcony, Elevator, Underground parking. Heat included Call (250)561-1446

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Majestic Management (1981) Ltd. CE • OFFI ERCIAL M • COM IL • RETA Space available for rent For all your rental needs Call 562-8343 or 562-RENT


1978 Lincoln Town Coupe 460 motor, 49,000km. Always under cover. $3,500. o.b.o. Phone Claude at (250)392-3809



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Required immediately Fabricator for busy welding/fabricating/machine shop. Must have various experience in mining and sawmills. Mostly shop work but must be willing to work out of town and willing to work flexible hours. Beamac offers competitive wages and benefit plan. Please mail resume to; Beamac Installations, 1085 S. Lakeside Dr., Williams Lake, BC. Fax; 250-398-6452 or email:

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 & 3 bdrm suites for rent. Includes utilities Reasonably priced. 250-552-1178 Pet friendly, 2 or 3 bdrm, central location. 1 month free for senior. 250-649-8439

Handyman from Newfoundland All jobs big & small, I’se the b’ye to do it all. Carpentry & plumbing etc. W.E.T.T. Certified. Call Jim 250.562.8203 / 250.613.5478

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HORSE FOR SALE 19 year old sorrel gelding, well trained, not a beginners horse. Used for penning at one time. $2500 obo. (250) 695-6972


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MOTEL MANAGER & HOTEL EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER Prince Motel is currently looking for a hard-working, self motivated and experienced individual to fill the position of a Motel Manager. If interested please email your resume to or Phone at 778-822-0101

PUREBRED MAREMMA PUPPIES FOR SALE! asking $350 Great Guardian Dogs Perfect for protecting livestock and yard against predators (especially wolves & coyotes). Very friendly towards people and they DO NOT WANDER

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Whist, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Senior Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick St. Wing night and karaoke, Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion. B.C.Civil Liberties meets second Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m., 2105 Pine St. Next meeting Aug. 8. CNC Retirees meet fourth Wednesday, 9 a.m., Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lanos. Information: Lois 250563-6928. Army Cadet Rangers free youth program, meets Wednesdays, Connaught Youth Centre. Information: Capt. McCue 250565-6993, 250-5649030.

Donalda Carson of the Prince George Hospice Society accepts a cheque for $1,610 from members of the Integris Group. The money was raised a recent golf tournament

Spring Ultimate Frisbee League, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., PGSS fields. Information: www. Chess nights, Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Books and Company. Information: Marilyn 250-562-9580. Old Time Fiddlers jam, Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Elder Citizens Rec Centre, 1692 10th Ave. ECRA Forever Young Chorus meet Thursdays, 12:45 p.m., ECRA, 1692 10th Ave. Prince George Grassroots Cribbage Club registration, 6:30 p.m. play 6:45

outings. Information: 250-564-6879. AiMHi is offering networking and information session opportunity for parents, guardians, and caregivers. Information: Jule Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly 250-5646408 ext. 228. Elksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; meat draw, Thursday, 4:306 p.m., Legion. Proceeds to Elksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fund.

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THURSDAY DayBreakers Toastmasters meets Thursday, 7-8 a.m., Elder Citizens Recreation Association,1692 10th Ave. Information: Heather 250-6499591. Plaza 400 Toastmaster Club meets Thursday, noon, Aleza room, fourth floor, Plaza 400 building, 1011 4th Ave. Information: 6252. or 250-564-5191.

a loved one through suicide, meets monthly at CMHA office. Information: Sandy 250-960-9047. Thursday Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Knox United Church,1448 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-564-6336 (days), 250-964-4851 (evenings). Red Hat Chapter meets for lunches and

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p.m., Thursdays, Spruce Capital Recreation Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Information: Gerda 250-564-8561.

FRIDAY Live bands, Friday, 8 p.m.-midnight, Royal Canadian Legion.

SATURDAY Dance to Country Caliber, Aug. 11, 8 p.m.-midnight, Hart Pioneer Center. Flea market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave. Live bands, Saturday, 8 p.m.midnight, Royal Canadian Legion.

SUNDAY Caledonia Ramblers strenuous hike, Aug. 12, at the Driscoll Ridge Crossover. Information: Mike 250-962-2453. Flea market, Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth

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MONDAY Tai Chi, Mondays, 1:30 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Northern Twister Square Dance Club meets Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall. Information: Gys 250563-4828 or Reta 250-962-2740.

TUESDAY Bridge, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Spruce Capital Toastmasters meet Tuesdays, 7:25 p.m., 102-1566 7th Ave. Information: Tom 250-562-3402. Sweet Adelines womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourpart chorus meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.,

Studio 2880. New members welcome. Information: Kathleen 250-563-2975. Hospital retirees meeting, first Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m., Prince George Golf Club. Information 250-563-7497 or 250-563-2885.

Fifth Ave. Information: 250-617-9653. COPD support group meets Wednesday, 1 p.m., AiMHi. Information: Nancy 250-561-1393. Heartbeat, a group for mutual support of those who have lost

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SUPPORT GROUPS Tuesday night Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 6:157:15 p.m. weigh in, 7:30-8:30 meeting. Everyone welcome. Information: Marvene 250-962-8001 or 250-612-2031. DivorceCare, a support group for persons going through a separation or divorce. To find out if this group is for you, call 250-5646213. Group meets at Artspace, Room 202, Sundays at 5 p.m. Call about childcare. Prince George Healing Rooms - Are you hurting? Do you have health issues? Confidential prayers Wednesday noon-2 p.m, All Nations Church, 1395


â&#x20AC;&#x153;GIVE A LITTLEâ&#x20AC;Ś GAIN A LOT!â&#x20AC;? Canadian Blood Services Looking for In-Community Volunteers to promote Canadian Blood Services and blood donation at various events including infobooths and street teams. Training offered. Amy 250-613-3065 Salvation Army Community Services Electronics Recycling & Donation Centre â&#x20AC;&#x201C; drop off at 1990 Ogilvie St. The Salvation Army is now accepting electronic items & small electrical items for recycling. All donations of clothing, furniture and household items are also welcome. To volunteer Theatre North West Looking for billets for actors, directors from across Canada for the 2012-13 season. About 5 weeks per production. No rides or meals required. PG Bowl area preferred. For details Denise 250-563-6969

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Two Rivers Gallery chi ldren’s programmer Katherine Benny sho ws off the latest Make Art Make Sense commu nity project which makes use of colourfu l telephone wire. The project is inspired by Twyla Exner’s exhibit on display at the gallery until Sept. 27.

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This weeks McDonald’s Pic of the Week was submitted by Liana Ziemer. Liana wins a $25.00 McDonald’s Gift Pack for providing the Pic of the Week. For your chance to win, email a picture of a resident of Prince George with your name and phone number, as well as the name of the person (people) in the photo, to Selection of the judges is final. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. No substitutions.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Free Press  

This is the August 8, 2012 edition of the Prince George Free Press as it appeared in print

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Free Press  

This is the August 8, 2012 edition of the Prince George Free Press as it appeared in print