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Budget shortfall; tuition protest ■ College of New Caledonia

Board deals with $1.8 million deficit

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Local band Highball Riot provided the early entertainment for CNC students at Wednesday’s Day of Action on tuition and fees, held in the atrium at the school.

Students hold Day of Action to protest tuition hike Allan Wishart allanw@pgfreepress.com

Students at the College of New Caledonia (CNC) joined their fellows across the province on Wednesday for a day of action against student debt and rising tuition costs. At CNC, Highball Riot provided the musical entertainment to kick off the afternoon, followed by a number of speakers, including Zach Crispin, chairperson of the

Canadian Federation of Students-BC. “Student debt in B.C. is at a record high,” Crispin said in a press release. “Students and their families are sick of governments squabbling over jurisdiction. We demand the provincial and federal government work together to eliminate student debt.” Leila Abubakar, chairperson of the CNC Students’ Union, agreed with Crispin. “Access to post-secondary education is vital in our northern community,” she said. “CNC is suffering from insufficient govern-

ment funding which threatens the quality and accessibility of education in our region.” Students were able to take part in a number of activities during the afternoon, including sumo wrestling, with the tagline “Wrestle Student Debt Down”. The day of action calls on the provincial and federal governments to work together to reduce tuition fees, drop student debt, and increase funding for public post-secondary education.

The College of New Caledonia needs to find ways to make up $1.8 million in the next three months. A budget development report presented to Friday’s board meeting showed a shortfall of that amount for the 2012-13 school year. “There is lots of work still to do on this,” president John Bowman told the board. “We are looking for all groups to identify potential areas for savings. No decisions have been made yet.” The board also gave preliminary approval to a two per cent increase in tuition and fees for next year. A final decision on the increase will be made at the board’s next meeting, scheduled for March 1. “Like every year,” vice-president of finance Penny Fahlman said in the report, “the college is facing a variety of unavoidable higher costs and spending pressures.” She listed some of these costs as being rising utility costs, higher software and licensing and maintenance fees, and employee salary step increments. “We intend to make available a limited number of one-time early retirement incentives and voluntary severance packages to full-time regular employees,” Fahlman said, “who will not be replaced in the following year by a new regular or full-time employee.” Bowman said one new initiative the college is undertaking is trying to get more of the students who apply for seats in courses to follow through. “We want to make more applicants into registrants, which would boost our tuition revenue.”

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Deadline for building and submitting pictures is Feb. 3rd at 5 p.m. Get your team together or build on your own Three Categories 1. Most Snowmen in one place at one time 1st Place $700 2. Tallest Snowman 1st Place $500 3. Best Snow Sculpture 1st Place $300 Entry fee is $10 for each category you enter Gift Certicates for 2nd & 3rd place in each category Submit photos to Mardi Gras Snow Daze ofce at 1529 8th Avenue or email to snowdaze@telus.net

Snow Daze Cash Lottery

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“Mr. Prince George Pageant”

Ramada Hotel Doors open at 6 p.m. Show time 7 p.m. Tickets $30 (includes Calendar, munchies & door prizes) Tickets available at Mardi Gras ofce, 1529 8th Avenue

Saturday, Feb. 4th

Seniors Fun Fair Days

Elder Citizens Recreation Association - 1692 10th Ave.

“On Centre Stage” 1st Ever Battle of the Seniors Idol Contest Show time is 7 p.m. Admission is $8

“No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament”

Days Inn Hotel - Charlie’s Banquet Room Doors open at 5 p.m. Tournament starts at 6 p.m. sharp Tickets $60 - only 100 tickets for sale - start with $2500 in chips. Tickets available at Mardi Gras ofce or at the Days Inn front desk. B.C. Gaming Licence No. 40272. Must be 19 or over to play. “Know your limit play within it”

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Seniors Fun Fair Days

Hart Pioneer Centre - 6986 Hart Highway 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No admission fee and all games are free - prizes awarded to winners Crib, whist, carpet bowling. Floor curling, shufeboard & lots more Lunch at noon for an affordable price Live entertainment from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. featuring Seniors Idol contestants. Complimentary transportation from your seniors centres courtesy of Northen Health Connections

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“Snow Daze Talent Night”

Treasure Cove Casino Doors open at 6 p.m. Show time at 7 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance $15 at the door Tickets available at Mardi Gras Ofce or at door A line up of some of Prince George’s nest talent. Half time performance by Doug Koyama & Charles Amos, 2011 winners

Saturday, Feb. 18th “Curling Funspiel”

Prince George Golf & Curling Club $160 entry fee for team of 4 Includes Roast Beef Dinner Teams start playing at 3 p.m. Awards at 10 p.m. Grand prize package includes 2 nights for 2 at Hampton Inn in Kamloops, two rounds of golf at Eaglepoint Golf Course and a dinner for 2 at the award winning Italian restaurant Vittorios. Mardi Gras Snow Daze cash lottery draw at 10 pm

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Head downtown and get a set of Mardi Gras Beads & an entry form from participating merchants. For a list of these merchants please visit www.snowdaze.ca or watch the Free Press for list of merchants. Fill out your entry form and wear your beads to one of the Mardi Gras Snow Daze produced events and get your name in our draw box to be eligible to win up to $500.00 Downtown Dollars to spend in February at participating businesses. Just ask for a Mardi Gras representative at the event and they will look after you. For a list of participating events go to www.snowdaze.ca or watch for the list of events in the Free Press.


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www.pgfreepress.com ■ Proposed nightclub

Open house attracts support and opposition Country/rock cabaret suggested for corner of Third and Vancouver Delynda pilon newsroom@pgfreepress.com

City residents had the chance to stop by the Civic Centre Wednesday night to check out plans for a 400-seat nightclub planned for the corner of Third and Vancouver, the site of the old Odeon theatre. The evening provided an opportunity for people to share comments and concerns about the planned project. These comments will be passed on to city council. Cameron Thun, who is partnering with Ted, Nathan and Robert Coole as well as Lorne Larose on the project, said the group chose the location because it offers 10,000 square feet of space. “In a bar you always run out of space,” he said. However, the partners want to provide a concertstyle stage and a large dance floor that will allow plenty of room for twosteppers to come out and strut their stuff. “We’ve been in the industry over 40 years, and we see the need for this in Prince George,” he said. “There is no place for normal adult-oriented people to go. We want older clientele who want to go out dancing, maybe after a nice dinner downtown and we plan to bring in big-name bands out of Nashville and Alberta and use great local acts.” The country/rock cabaret does have the capacity to hold 400 people, he

said, however that number includes staff, about 30, meaning at capacity there will be 370 patrons. The nightclub, which will be called Coyotes, is designed to mitigate any issues that might disturb neighbours. He said the stage will be on the left-hand side of the centre of the club behind a complete theatre, which will be used for storage, insulating the surrounding neighbourhood from the noise. Another side is a foyer, equally large and the other is surrounded by businesses. “There will be absolutely no sound from the entertainment,” he said. He added because of the size of the foyer, the lineup for patrons will be inside, which not only means no outside lineups to disturb neighbours, but protection from the elements for patrons. An outdoor smoking area will be accessible from a walkway within the club and will be enclosed. Thun pointed out that some councillors visited Halifax during the Canada Winter Games and were impressed not only with the game sites but with the downtown Halifax nightlife during the event. “We have to have incredible areas for night activities,” he said adding the cabaret will fit well with the Keg and Ramada renovations. Ted Coole said building the cabaret is possible because of everything the city and the RCMP have

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Lorne Larose, left, Nathan Coole, Cameron Thun, Ted Coole and Robert Coole hold up a photo of what a new nightclub they are proposing will look like. Coyotes would be located in the old Odeon building on Vancouver Street. done to clean up the downtown. The cabaret, he added, will respect its neighbours. “We have respect for the neighbourhood, the businesses and the community,” he said. He added they have worked hard to design the club so it mitigates any concerns that might come from the community, and many who see the design and hear what project planners have in store are impressed. The problem to date, he said, is getting that message out there. One longtime area citizen, however, is not pleased with the idea of

the club. He said when a liquor store was in the area a few years ago, it caused problems for everyone, with people drinking in the alleyway at all hours of the day and night, falling asleep in people’s back yards and urinating whenever the need struck. He said traffic is going to increase in the area, parking will be an issue and he thinks there will be more noise, whether it comes from the band or patrons leaving the establishment in the wee hours of the morning. “We were that age once. They will be rowdy and there will be noise,” he

said. Though he believes the city needs a nightclub, he said the area isn’t right for one. Jesse Dill, city planner, talked to several people during the evening, encouraging them to fill in comment sheets or send an e-mail or message to the city stating their position and concerns. These, he said, will be accepted until Feb. 13, then forwarded to council. “I think most resident and business owners near the site are expressing their concerns or support for the project,” he said. “There have definitely been concerns over some of the

impacts like the long hours and late-night noise.” If the land in question passes the first two readings of a rezoning bylaw, then it will come before council a third time, and people will have another chance to state concerns during a public hearing. Council will have the opportunity to look at these concerns within the framework of the Prince George liquor policy. “We focus on land use and community impact,” Dill said. If the project gets to that stage, the date for the public hearing will be advertised in the newspaper, Dill said.

Ford F-350s continue to be prime target for thieves A week after police issued a warning that Ford F-350 pickup trucks are favourite targets of thieves, one was stolen and another damaged near the Foothills landfill. Two men parked their trucks near the landfill Sunday morning, unloaded their snowmobiles and headed off for a morning of fun on the fresh snow. When they returned just after noon, they discovered one vehicle was gone and the other was damaged.

The stolen pickup is described as a 2007 white Ford F-350 bearing BC license plate DC5221. The damaged pickup was a 2006 grey Ford F-350. The door lock was punched, the ignition damaged and the cab had been thoroughly gone through. The Prince George RCMP would like to remind the public, in particularly those that own Ford F350 pickup trucks, that car thieves are out looking for vehicles to steal 24 hours a day. Here are a few things you can do to

prevent your vehicle from being stolen: Invest in at least one anti-theft device, particularly a passive immobilizer. Antitheft devices can deter thieves in three ways: Physically – No thief wants to waste precious time exerting a lot of physical effort. Visually – Just the sight of an anti-theft device inside a car will turn a thief away from your car. Audibly – Thieves never want to draw

attention to themselves. Don’t leave a spare key in your vehicle. Park in well-lit areas. Avoid parking behind barriers such as fences or hedges; If you see any suspicious person or activity near a vehicle, call the police immediately. Police would like to also remind auto thieves that the Prince George RCMP actively participates in the bait-car program.


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and the district. Answering to that task force will be two subcommittees. One will work on short-term employment options for locals while the other will investigate the fibre supply. “We had a good discussion with Hampton and they prefer to rebuild if they can amortize the investment over the proper period of time,” Bell said. The task force will provide a transparent disclosure of the fibre supply in the region, one of the areas hardest hit by the mountain pine beetle. That process will take between

four to six weeks, then far more detailed work will be necessary. “We’ve been clear one mill should not be sacrificed for another in this region. We think there is enough fibre in the region to be able to manage for all,” Bell said. The task force will also look for ideas to capture more value from the fibre available. Bell also announced Bob Clark, the former ‘beetle boss’ of the province, will head up the task force. “He has the connections to move forward in an expeditious fashion,” he said.

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An open discussion about renewable energy systems at UNBC Wednesday helped attendees understand the importance of renewable resources as well as the role B.C. could play in the industry. The two-hour presentation was opened and closed by Chancellor John MacDonald. “The 21st century will be a time, in my view, when human beings will change in fundamental ways the way they generate their energy,” he said. He added most people in the room had spent at least a portion of their life in a developed economy and enjoyed the best quality of life human beings ever have expe-

rienced. This, in a large tional supply? “There are advanced part, he said, is due to the availability of large developing economies w h i c h quantiwant our ties of lifestyle affordable and they energy. are going H e to get it, sees three w h i c h issues with means they energy are going today. to increase The first, t h e i r he said, energy use is climate rapidly.” change. John MacDonald - Opening speaker These The second ‘ B R I C ’ is the risk countries of harvesting fossil fuels, and include Brazil, Russia, the third is supply and India and China. Figuring out when demand. “That, I believe, demand will outrun is what is going to supply isn’t an easy drive the change we task, he said, so he are going to see in the looked at the problem coming decades,” he in two different ways, the first using a more said. What will happen, optimistic approach he asked, when the and the second pessidemand for energy mistic. The first table exceeds the conven- shows supplies of

conventional energy sources lasting until between 2030 and 2040. The second table, with a different set of inputs collected by another group, shows supplies lasting until between 2012 and 2015. These two sets of figures likely bracket reality, he said. The question then becomes: how will people fill the supply/ demand gap? One solution lies in nuclear energy, however MacDonald pointed out these sources are not absolutely renewable, and many people find the idea of utilizing nuclear energy troublesome. The second would be renewable resources entering the mainstream. Renewable resources are inexhaustible if managed properly

and should be secure as well as low risk. In other words, they should come from your own backyard. For example, B.C. using large hydro resources for power because of the availability of water. Other provinces don’t have access to the same resource. Most renewable power resources, Macdonald said, are intermittent or location dependent, or both. The answer to overcoming those challenges lies in using a variety of renewable resources together. This means asking what sources are available and what are their characteristics. C o m b i n i n g resources and, for a time, using fossil fuel to back them up, likely natural gas which, he said, seems to be the

transition fuel, is the answer. All of these factors combined means B.C. is in a position to become a world leader in renewable energy, MacDonald said.

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“We have an opportunity to build a world-class industry that exports renewables,” he said. “We could become a global renewable energy centre.”

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A sold-out event at the Civic Centre happening from Feb. 13-16 is bringing First Nations leaders from across the province and matching them with corporations that want to grow partnerships and business opportunities. Keith Henry, president of the Industry Council for Aboriginal Business, said the concept of matching the business interests of First Nations communities with likeminded community partners came out of the work of a number of parties. Part of the process meant those interested in the conference fill out detailed registration forms regarding their priorities. Conference organizers then aligned

those priorities and made matches which will culminate in a number of meetings between community leaders and businesses during the conference. “Each participant has at least 31 appointments,” Henry said. Interests among Aboriginal communities run the gambit from forestry and mining to tourism. In fact, Henry said, pretty much every sector is represented. Businesses sending representatives to the conference come from B.C., Alberta and different parts of Canada and 117 First Nations communities are registered for the event. Over 4,000 appointments are scheduled, Henry said. “It was sold out well in advance. We are feeling really pos-

itive about the outcomes.” The event includes a trade show component, which will be open to the public.

Henry said they decided to hold the convention in Prince George in order to reach more remote and northern First

Nations communities. “This will give great accessibility and support to First Nations in Prince George,” he said.

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Nathan Rogers reacts to broken string during a Coldsnap performance Friday at the Prince George Playhouse. The singer-musician carried on a cappella, much to the deight of the audience.

Regional district sets committees The Fraser-Fort George Regional District board approved a number of appointments to standing committees, external agencies, and select committees. Directors appointed to external agencies include: • Municipal Finance Authority – Shari Green; • Fraser Basin Council –Lara

Beckett; • PG Treaty Advisory Committee – Terry Burgess; • Columbia Basin Trust – Andru McCracken; • Municipal Insurance Association – Kevin Dunphy; • NCLGA – Mike Frazier; • Northern Treaties Treaty Advisory Committee – Stepha-

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■ Rustad sawmill

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It’s still early in the process, but John Bowman sees potential for training at the recently closed Rustad Sawmill. “I went for a tour of the site on Monday,” said the College of New Caledonia president. “It was my first time on the site, and it was very helpful. I hadn’t realized before

just how large the property is.” Bowman had reported to the CNC board meeting on Friday his plans for the tour, noting there was a possibility of some of the property being turned over to the provincial government and education partners. “We’ve had a preliminary meeting with (Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation)

Pat Bell and Bryan Fehr of the BID Group. It’s an expensive proposal which would require substantial support from the province.” After the tour Monday, Bowman emphasized again the idea was in the “very preliminary stages of development.” “CNC and BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology) are involved. There is the potential of a joint pro-

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gram with BCIT. There the development of a are programs offered concept plan. “ W e at BCIT need to which are look at needed by what proindustry g r a m s that aren’t we could offered at offer there, CNC. We’re when we already c o u l d working get them with them started, all on other the other programs, John Bowman q u e s so this - CNC president tions that would be need to be an extenanswered. sion of that.” “Right now, there He said the next step in what he expects to are more questions be a lengthy process is than answers.”

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Early Tuesday morning, city crews were out on the streets of Prince George, getting rid of the latest dump of snow.

Non-compliance gets jail In Provincial Court in Free Prince George on Jan. 11: Herbert J. Lazarre was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to one day in jail and time served of nine days. Wilfred P. Lowley was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, sentenced to one day in jail and placed on probation for six months. John C. Nyirenda was found guilty of uttering threats and placed on probation for six months. Clayton L. Palley was found guilty of driving without due care and attention, fined $1,000 and assessed a victim surcharge of $150. Derek J.P. Parent was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance, sentenced to one day in jail and assessed a victim surcharge of $50.

Lance L. Robinson was found guilty of driving without due care and attention, fined $1,000 and assessed a victim surcharge of $150. Lloyd Sword was found guilty of two counts of fraud, received a conditional sentence of nine months and was ordered to make restitution of $21,507.55. Melissa J. West was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, sentenced to one day in jail and placed on probation for six months. Michael D. Wilkinson was found guilty of causing a disturbance and placed on probation for six months. Darcy G. Arthurs was found guilty of possession of a firearm contrary to order, assessed a victim surcharge of $50, placed on probation for one year and received a lifetime prohibition on the possession of firearms.

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nd this in memory of John Diefenbaker who said, “polls are for dogs.” NDP leader Adrian Dix has passed Premier Christy Clark as the most popular choice for the top job in B.C., according to a poll released Wednesday. The online survey of 800 B.C. adults found Dix was chosen “best premier” by 26 per cent of respondents, compared to Clark at 22 per cent. It’s the first time Dix has ranked first in that category in Angus Reid’s series of polls. On voting intention, the poll found 42 per cent decided or leaning to the NDP, up two per cent since the last poll in November. The B.C. Liberals were down three points to 28 per cent, the first time the party has fallen below 30 per cent since former premier Gordon Campbell resigned. The B.C. Conservatives collected 19 per cent of voter intentions, a one per cent increase from three months ago, and the B.C. Green Party was up two points to 10 per cent. Regionally, 51 per cent of decided voters on Vancouver Island and 41 per cent in Metro Vancouver favoured the NDP. The B.C. Conservatives have reached the 20 per cent mark in both Metro Vancouver and the Interior. Even though Clark has been snatching up every former federal Conservative MP, strategist, and party hack she can find to work for her, one in four B.C. Liberal voters from the 2009 election are now supporting the B.C. Conservatives, the poll found. The margin of error is calculated at plus or minus 3.5 per cent. A series of issue questions rated the B.C. Liberals and NDP evenly. Angus Reid vice-president Mario Canseco said the results show, “Clark has lost her edge on issues like crime and the economy, which her predecessor used to dominate, even at the pinnacle of his unpopularity.” The government must soon call two by-elections to replace departed B.C. Liberal MLAs Barry Penner and Iain Black. Black resigned his Port Moody-Coquitlam seat last October to take a job as CEO of the Vancouver Board of Trade. The Port Moody-Coquitlam byelection must be called by April. Former Port Moody mayor Joe Trasolini has been acclaimed to run for the NDP, and the B.C. Conservatives have nominated Christine Clarke. The B.C. Liberals have scheduled a nomination meeting for Feb. 17. Penner resigned his Chilliwack-Hope seat in early January, giving the government six months to call a byelection there. The B.C. Liberals meet Feb. 4 to select their candidate, with the only declared candidate being Laurie Throness, a longtime assistant to former MP Chuck Strahl. On Jan. 28 NDP members in Chilliwack-Hope selected Gwen O’Mahony, the party candidate in the last federal and provincial elections. A former conservative stronghold (Liberal provincially and Conservative federally), many pundits are now suggesting that the NDP can actually win the riding. The B.C. Conservatives have acclaimed John Martin, a criminology professor at University of the Fraser Valley, as their Chilliwack-Hope candidate. Even though Liberals are dismissing the poll, it has to be troubling for them, just as it has to be good news for the NDP … with the next provincial election just over a year away … unless, of course, Clark wants to abandon the legislation mandating regularly scheduled elections and use up the full five-year mandate, which is what governments faring dismally in the polls often do.

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A case for raw log exports

exporting coal, perhaps we could insist that product Logic: we all believe we use it, but do we? would be used to manufacture steel or produce elecWhat appears to be a matter of simple logic often tricity and not exported as raw coal. The same could becomes more complex than was initially thought. be said for natural gas and petroleum products. Like an onion, we remove the skin from the probWe all need to be cautious when we apply our lem under discussion only to find there are more particular form of logic. All the factors must be layers of information that must now be dealt with. taken into account. The complexity tends to grow Exporting raw logs is a controversial subject, parthe further we think through all the ramifications. ticularly on the coast. The logic says that when we Simple logic probably doesn’t exist. export raw logs to other countries we are exporting Opposition to raw-log exports appears straightjobs that should stay in British Columbia. Makes forward. But, the discussion rarely takes into sense on the surface but doesn’t take into account account the economic benefits that all aspects of utilization. flow from raw-log exports. There are There doesn’t appear to be a long the primary jobs for the forest workers line-up of forest companies eager to who harvest the logs. Transportation, enter into or expand processing those loading and shipping of those logs logs into pulp products or lumber. If provides further primary jobs. Those Onside building more pulp mills and sawmills workers, like the rest of us, spend the had the potential to produce a reasonVictorBowman money they earn on food, housing, able return for the shareholders, they entertainment, education and other of life’s desires. would be there with their investment dollars. That in turn creates more employment. What if we applied the same logic to another If there is no demand for the logs being exported well-known Canadian product? Wheat is grown in in the traditional industries, then the choice is a simCanada along with other crops. The wheat is put in ple one. Those surplus trees can be used to enhance railcars, shipped to one of our coasts and loaded on our economy by being otherwise utilized, or they ships bound for other countries. If we use a simican rot in the forest. One small but important benlar logic as we use to oppose raw log exports, we wouldn’t let that happen. We would insist the wheat efit is the mature forests are replaced with younger trees and the rapidly growing younger trees conwas processed in Canada and then the flour would sume more carbon than the old mature trees. That is be sold worldwide. It would not work for numerone little side benefit toward a better climate. ous reasons and if raw wheat was not allowed to be As with almost everything in life, things are more exported, Canadian farmers would be bankrupt and complex the further we study them. It is anyone’s the Canadian economy would be poorer. The same faulty or incomplete logical analysis can privilege to have a point of view based more on emotions than facts. Even when the majority subbe applied to many other products. If we applied scribe to that emotional response, it doesn’t make the “raw log” logic, we would insist that all minerit right. The hard fact of life is “wishing it were so” als would be processed before leaving the country. doesn’t make it so. Anyone want to start a copper smelter? Rather than

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When words you hear aren’t the ones they sing

“Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!” Anne- I kiss the sky?” or “excuse me Marie shouted as Sweet Child of while I kiss this guy?” Some great directions in CCR’s Mine pumped out of the stereo. Bad Moon Rising “Sweet Caroline!” “there’s a bathroom The whole room on the right.” stopped dead. And who can forThe drunks got get Blinded By The sober. Light? Wrapped “What did you just Rough up like a douche say?” Chris, Anne- Cuts or revved like a Marie’s boyfriend, NeilGodbout deuce? finally asked. And some we’ve “Sweet Caroline,” Anne-Marie confessed, con- heard so many times that we’ve scious that everyone was look- forgotten we have no idea what the lyric is. ing at her. Volkswagen put out a comA pause, followed by a tsunami of laughter and merciless teas- mercial this year, boasting about ing about the difference between the great sound system in the new Passat by showing people Neil Diamond and Axl Rose. What Anne-Marie experienced singing some hilarious variations to our great pleasure was a mon- on the final line in the chorus of degreen, which is the word Elton John’s Rocket Man. What is that line, anyway? used to describe when someone “Stinking up the place with hears something different from what the speaker intended but it cheap cologne? “ “Stinking up the room with sounds almost exactly the same. There’s some famous monde- provolone?” “Chewing up his food right to greens in popular music. In Purple Haze, is Jimi Hen- the bone?” “Taking a long trip to drix singing “excuse me while

No sense in plowing

Editor: A day late and many dollars short.. Really? Again? The arsenal of graders, plows, and pace trucks are out today, (snowed Saturday, it’s Thursday). It’s only asphalt and sand they’re plowing, again. The cul-de-sacs might have one centimetre of snow, but where are they the day it snows? So how’s that snow budget doing? Shane Giesinger Prince George

Ontario?” I was as disappointed to hear the real lyric as I was when I found out Cher’s Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves wasn’t Cheese, Please, Pass The Cheese. Some mondegreens have been repeated so often that they have replaced the original version. People say “you’ve got another thing coming” but the phrase started life in the late 19th century as “you’ve got another think coming.” Some are intentional and just plain saucy. Britney Spears put out a single a few years ago called If You Seek Amy. This is a family newspaper, so I won’t explain that mondegreen to you but say it out loud a few times and you’ll figure it out. Turns out, Britney is quite literary. Turns out an old joke I love is a mondegreen, too. The corny punchline has Dick Van Dyke saying that Mahatma Gandhi‘s tough feet, poor health and legendary bad breath made him a “super calloused, fragile mystic, hexed by halitosis.” (Say it fast, I know, har har har). My personal favourite is one I heard in a Tide detergent commercial many years ago. The announcer was cheerfully telling viewers about the great results of a national survey Tide conducted, asking Canadians what their favorite laundry soap was.

The first three words of the commercial seem innocent enough. Tide asked Canadians.

Only heard it once. No doubt some tight-assed Canadians called to complain.

Tweets bring Alzheimer awareness to the Internet

astating illness. If none is found it is preIt has been called the “long goodbye” dicted that the prevalence of dementia will and certainly that is an accurate way double in a generation. I was also very to describe the circumstances for many interested to learn that 61 per families who care for a cent of Canadians with demenloved one diagnosed with will be women. dementia. MLA tia Attending the annual walk January 2012 was proReport is always an emotional expericlaimed Alzheimer Awareence. Each event honours a famness Month in British ily that has been impacted by Columbia and last Sunday SHIRLEYBond dementia and this year in Prince George it thousands of people across the province, was the Buckman family. It is never easy to including here in Prince George, joined in share a personal story in public, but I am the annual Walk for Memories. Seventy very grateful that family members gave thousand people are living with dementia us some insight into the lives of two very in B.C. and 10,000 of them are under the special people, Jim and Bev Buckman. Jim age of 65. was diagnosed with dementia and passed There is no known cure for this dev-

away in 2009, and Bev was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2008. We are very lucky in Prince George that families and caregivers are supported through a dedicated team at the Alzheimer Resource Centre. Education, awareness, support and research are all critical components in the fight to find a cure. What better way to share information than to use social media? The Alzheimer Society used Twitter to increase awareness by tweeting the day-to-day experiences of Jim Mann, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the young age of 58. From losing track while counting change to buy a newspaper, to getting disoriented

when driving a car, the tweets tell a vivid, moving, and powerful story. For example, on January 24 he tweeted, “I run in periods of being cognitively dense, like my mind is thinking through a very vicious solution of mud.” You can follow his tweets on Twitter at @AlzheimerBC, under the hashtag #injimsshoes. Thank you Jim for sharing your story; it was a highlight of Alzheimer Awareness Month. If you missed the Walk for Memories this year, why not plan to join us next January? I know from personal experience you will be very glad you did. Visit Minister Bond’s website at www.shirleybondmla.bc.ca.

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Editor: Greetings from our temporary home in Yorkshire, UK. We just want to say a big congratulations to all the organizers, volunteers and local artists that took part in last week’s highly successful Coldsnap Music Festival. We were sad not to be a part for the first time of what has been nine years of Coldsnap/PG Folkfest. Thanks to all the ongoing and new sponsors for continued support of this marvelous, annual, national event for our city. In particular we are so proud of the bold board of directors who had the nerve and the gumption to go forward this year in producing the event. We miss our real home in P.G. and the community. Whilst Yorkshire folk are in some ways pretty similar to P.G.’ers there is no place like home. The people make the place. So thanks for coming out and making yet again another successful festival! Go P.G. Jo, Greg, Benedict Beattie Yorkshire, UK

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Coffee’s good and conversation’s fun at Zoe’s Gloria at the event, the results weren’t Prostitution and politics, proud fathers available at the time. Wayne said she and concerned citizens – the coffee concame in fourth in the province, and he is versation every Friday at Zoe’s at 11 a.m very proud of her and thankful has been a lot of fun , and to the volunteers who lead 4-H I just thought I’d share a and all they do for area youth. bit of what some of the Life in He added Gloria would like folks who dropped by to train to be a veterinarian had to say. the fat when she finishes high school. One of my first big lane A resident of Prince George treats was a visit with DelyndaPilon for many years discussed the Mrs. Orlinis, a lady I prostitution problem in the VLA, particumentioned in passing in one of my collarly in the area of Gateway at the corumns a few months ago. It was great to ner of Pine and 20th. This person, who see her and hear some of the stories she wished to remain anonymous, said it is and her friend told about Prince George awful vice is being allowed to prosper in the 50s. Funnily enough, both ladies in residential areas, particularly in front had a few ideas about downtown reviof a seniors’ home. Sometimes the street talization, and they mirrored much of worker jumps into a wrong vehicle and what the professionals are saying. First, the driver has difficulty removing her. parking isn’t easy. Making more spaces This resident also questioned the need available will allow greater access to downtown businesses, they said. Second, for two drug rehab centres for females in the city and wondered if, somehow, where is there a decent grocery store in locating them in Prince George might the downtown core? Both ladies thought be, inadvertently, drawing people with the new seniors housing downtown was a great addition to the city, but they hope issues from the entire region into the all these developments are soon followed city. This person also wondered what happens when someone gets partway by some sort of easily accessible market. Wayne Vander Werff stopped in to give through a program then drops out. Are they then sent back to the place they us an update on his daughter, Gloria. came from? Or do they remain in Prince Gloria was one of the 4-H exhibitors George? featured in the Free Press during the Paul Strickland, a retired reporter who Prince George Exhibition. She went on currently runs his own business, stopped to compete at the PNE Aug. 19 - 23, and by to discuss the way government is saythough the paper printed a photo of

ing a lot of baby boomers coming into retirement age will stress the medicare system to the point of bankruptcy. Not true, he said. “There is a drumbeat implying that they are all going to turn 65 tomorrow and by next Tuesday be in the hospital and bankrupt medicare. This seems to be a bit of a statistical distortion,” he said. Baby boomers, he said, were not the rich, privileged Ivy League people they are being portrayed as, and they are not the lazy wealthy 55-year-old retirees bent on destroying the system. Rather, he said, many were ‘downsized’ and others stay working. Helen Sarrazin dropped in to express her concern about the government easing the way for immigrants to come into the area and fill the skilled trade job shortfall being predicted, while ignoring local youth who could do the same, if only they had the means to do so. She pointed out the pressure of student debt and the difficulties getting apprenticeship sponsorship locally and shared a few experiences of those she knows who’ve tried. And, the problem isn’t just with youth. It is also among those who’ve went through job loss and want retraining. That can mean amassing bills while trying to raise a family, she said. She added she isn’t against immigration, particularly to fill open positions, she just wants to ensure local people

Coffee with a reporter Stories come to reporters in a variety of ways. News releases, press conferences and phone calls are some. Sometimes you might think whatever story you have in mind isn’t worth a phone call or visit to the newspaper’s office, but is it worth a cup of coffee?

Reporter DeLynda Pilon would like the chance to hear what you have to say so every Friday at 11 a.m. she will be having a coffee break at Zoe’s Java House at 1251 Fourth Ave., and is hoping you will drop by to chat. Or just stop in and introduce yourself.

11 a.m. Fridays at Zoe’s Java House at 1251 Fourth Avenue

have the first opportunity to get the kind of jobs that allow them to raise their families right here. She’d like to see the government make that an easier, less expensive task. Gary Jardine dropped in to share his experience getting a doctor in the area. He lived here several years ago, then returned to the city with is wife. Visiting the walk-in clinic and Emergency was the norm for the couple until they finally found a doctor taking new patients. However, a few visits later and Jardine realized the doctor they got just didn’t feel right for them. He went to another doctor taking new patients, followed the advice of a friend and didn’t say he’d seen a doctor in the city, and was accepted. Then the misrepresentation was discovered, and on his next visit – after a bit of a disagreement – he was asked to leave the office. It’s kind of a given that folks aren’t going to get along with every professional they utilize within their lifetime. If you don’t like your mechanic, for instance, you hire a new one. Likewise, it’s the same with an electrician, contractor – or even grocer – that doesn’t quite suit you. If you have interesting questions, observations or just want to say hello, please drop by Zoe’s on Friday’s at 11. The coffee is great, and the conversation is even better.


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Be sure to come out for the final show of Francofun Winter Festival on Saturday, Feb. 4. Starting at 7 p.m. there will be a concert and dance with Blou, all the way from the Maritimes with a new sound: Acadico, on the Conseil Scolaire Francophone Stage. The show opens with local musicians: Brittany and Chloe on fiddles and Barry on guitar. Silent auction. Columbus Community Centre, 7201 Domano Blvd.

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There will be a fundraiser to help in the aftermath of the Burns Lake explosion on Friday, Feb. 24 starting at 8 p.m. Let’s work together to help rebuild this community. The event takes place at the Prince George Kinsmen Hall. Tickets are $20, available at Books and Company, The Inn Flower Place, Shhhh Gifts (two locations). Door prizes and late night snack.

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McKay finds lots to like in script Latest TNW production opens on Feb. 9 ■ The Clockmaker

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When the time is right, love enters in. The Clockmaker, by playwright Stephen Massicotte, is part love story, part mystery, part thriller, part puzzle. For his part, Saskatoon-based actor Bruce McKay is – much like his character – affable and unassuming. He talked with the Free Press Monday. In his debut performance for Theatre North West, McKay says his role as kindly clockmaker Heinrich Mann has timeless appeal. “He’s just a nice, quiet, unassuming guy who gets caught up in a bizarre world, something that kick starts a whole new life in which he is smitten by a (married) woman who enters his shop with a broken clock.” The dialogue is a gift, he said. “This (Stephen Massicotte) play is very well written. It’s a great script with an interesting storyline and fantastical time travel which shifts around romance and also has some funny bits in it, too. So it’s fun to perform.” Like many of his creative contemporaries, McKay was bitten by the acting bug when he performed in high school plays. Still, it didn’t help him plan his career. “My friends were all in theatre and I liked hanging out with them, so that’s really what got me onto the stage. I love acting. But when I finished high school I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to do.” McKay obtained his B.A. in French and English from Mount Allison University and then trained with the acting program at the National Theatre School of Canada. He found a mentor along the way. “My French professor also ran a French Theatre Club so I got involved in that,” said McKay. “It was a great way to learn a second language.” Later on, as a professional actor

working in a bilingual country, his flair for French proved an asset. “Each actor is on their on individual journey when it comes to work.” Is there steady work for actors in Canada? Generally yes, says McKay but actors can often use their own ingenuity. “Many actors form their own theatre companies. And most actors have something else they can do besides act – they play guitar, sing or dance. My thing is French,” he says with a goodnatured laugh. “I’ve been able to act in both English and French-speaking roles and I’ve done several plays in French.” McKay appeared in La Troupe de Jour play Encore and he has taken part in several artist-driven Equity Co-op productions. He also co-wrote Antic Quill Theatre’s first play, Lou, with Cheryl Jack and they performed the play at the Saskatoon Fringe. The actor moved to Saskatoon in 1997, but he may have discovered the value of versatility growing up in Sackville, New Brunwick where McKay’s father was managing editor of the community newspaper. “It was a small-town weekly and so he had to cover all the news and events by himself, including going to town council meetings.” McKay’s fellow cast members in The Clockmaker include Peter Grier as Adolphus and Matthew MacCaull as Monsieur Pierre. His on-stage love interest, Frieda, is played by Lucy Hill. Theatre North West presents The Clockmaker by playwright Stephen Massicotte at Parkhill Centre from Feb. 9 to 26. Director is Mark von Eschen. Evening performances start at 8 p.m. Te re s a M A LLA M / Fre e Pre s s Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. on Feb. Heinrich Mann, played by Bruce McKay, examines a 19 and 26. Tickets are available at Books and part on the set of Theatre North West’s production of Company, phone orders 250-614-0039. The Clockmaker, which runs Feb.9 to 26.

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Mice and Men .... and body mass index Test mice and bagel bits teach us about nutrition and calorie burning ... sort of ■ Opinion

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about nutrition. Thus far, I’ve not taken any action other than passing on a slice of pizza at the office Tuesday – and I’m told that although calorieladen, pizza contains good stuff like cheese, meat and veggies. So maybe not the worst food in the world to say ‘no’ to. But it put me to the test. Kind of like snubbing one’s nose at puffing passersby after finally breaking the smoking habit. It gives you strength. And of course, there is none so pious as the new convert. However it will take a lot more ‘no’s to get the job done. That’s because maintaining or losing weight gets harder as you age, and, as George Bernard Shaw so wisely observed, “Youth is wasted on the young.” When we are young, we have this giant garburator of a stomach that turns food into fuel and let us get away with body mass index (BMI) murder. And it doesn’t take a CSI investigator to see why. Bring it on and almost anything you devour before the age of (for most people) 40, is fast forgiven: greasy hamburgers, bags of chips, candy, chocolate bars, bread, pasta and your firm, super-supple body lets you get away with it. Then bingo bango. Gravity dictates where it all goes. So I was interested to see online a CBC health news report called “Chasing Cures” about a McMaster University study illustrating how investigators would like to see if they can perhaps slow down the aging process and avoid the physical and mental declines that come with aging. In a laboratory setting, Prof. David Rollo’s “test” mice ate bagel bits soaked in a cocktail of supplements such as B vitamins, vitamin D, ginseng and garlic. Yum. They apparently lived longer than those not given the enhanced mice chow. The supplemented mice, it is noted, maintained their memory function and their learning abilities were like those of very young mice. Indeed, they acted like restless teenagers and showed spontaneous motor function. It is not clear from the story if there was any

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physical activity such as how many times the little “experimental” rodents did turns on a hamster wheel to burn calories and build up muscles. Or if either or both groups of mice engaged in other, uh, other calorie-burning activities. So for me, the study, as reported, is incomplete. In Science class I do remember we

noted variables in both “control” mice and “test” mice. There are variables in humans that effect our health like hereditary, environment, good nutrition and exercise. But if this “laboratory concoction” tested on mice ever makes its ways to the human race, I would worry about going back to my youth. Once was enough.

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Committee of the Whole Wednesday, February 8th Budget Meetings February 15, 22, and 27 Council Chambers, 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. Standing Committee on Finance & Audit Monday, February 6th - 12:00 p.m. Advisory Design Panel Wednesday, February 8th – 12:00 p.m. Prince George Accessibility Advisory Committee Wednesday, February 8th – 5:00 p.m. Winter City Committee Thursday, February 9th – 12:00 p.m.

BROADCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETINGS: Shaw TV runs a recorded version on Tuesday’s after each Council meeting. To follow live Council meetings, visit the City’s website at www.princegeorge.ca as webcasting services and video archiving of agenda items are available for the public.

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the provisions of Section 26(3) of the Community Charter, that the City of Prince George intends to sell a municipally owned property at Penn Road, Prince George, BC, legally described as Lot A DL 751 Cariboo District Plan EPP14328. This property is to be sold to Harris Steel Group Inc. at a purchase price of $611,585.00. Ian Wells Real Estate Services

The City of Prince George is once again hosting the annual Volunteer Recognition Awards and Youth of the Year Award. Volunteers are the heart of our community and we need your help in recognizing those that give so much of themselves for others. The City of Prince George annually recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals in our community. Several awards are bestowed on volunteers that contribute so much and make a difference in our community. These individuals are recognized and honoured at the Civic Appreciation Dinner. There are four types of awards including:

The Committees meet monthly, do research and provide information and recommendations to Council and City Staff. Applications are available on the City’s web site www.princegeorge.ca/cityhall/committees/, or may be picked up at City Hall, 1100 Patricia Boulevard. For further information or to have an application form mailed to you, please call 250.561.7684. Applications or resumes received by the City Manager’s Office, Manager of Legislative Services prior to the February 8, 2012 deadline will be considered by City Council at its Regular Meeting of February 20, 2012. Deadline for Applications: 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2012. ***Information contained in the applications will be included in the public Council Agenda and posted on the City’s web page***

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Recreation Award of Merit Community Service Award Youth of the Year Award Outstanding Volunteer Award of Merit Nominations are due by 4:30 pm on March 5th, 2012 and can be submitted to City Hall. For a Nomination Package please check the website at www.princegeorge.ca click City Living>Civic Appreciation or contact Community Services at 250-561-7640.

APPLY FOR A COUNCIL COMMITTEE Here’s an opportunity to make a difference in your community Prince George is a City full of volunteers willing to give their time to ensure their community is a better place to live, work and play. Council Committees provide residents of our community the opportunity to participate on the development of our municipality. At this time the City Manager’s Office is accepting applications for Membership on the following Council Committees: • Prince George Combative Sports Commission • Prince George Heritage Commission

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NOTIFICATION OF HARVESTING The Prince George Community Forest will be conducting fuel management activities near the end of Kimball Road, and in an area accessed by Beaverly West Road (past the BCTS blocks). These fuel management activities are designed to reduce wildfire hazards for our communities. Please ensure your safety and the safety of the crews by respecting all signs and by avoiding the areas during operations. We hope to begin operations in January and expect that each area will be complete within an eight week period. No piles will be burnt subsequent to these operations. We appreciate your patience while equipment and logging truck traffic increases for a few weeks.

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Steve Morse, guitarist for Deep Purple, talked with the Free Press from Florida recently about the group’s first and much anticipated 17-date cross-Canada 2012 Smoke On The Nation Tour – and for Prince George fans – their Feb. 23 show at CN Centre. We didn’t walk about the weather. Known as pioneers of the heavy metal, blues rock and progressive rock, the British band has undergone lots of line-up changes over the years (Morse and Ian Paice are original members) since the late 1960s. But four decades is a long time to make music and Morse says we can expect a real “mixed bag” of songs drawn from the past 40 years. The local show, like most of their shows, will have songs from “four sections” of their music making, he says. “We do the classic tunes people have come to expect like Black Night (1970), Fireball, Highway Star, Space Truckin, Smoke on the Water, songs from what we call the ‘blues period,’ plus ones that get regular radio play and some obscure blues trails blazed earlier that hardcore fans would know. Then we do some spontaneous stuff and some solo bits to keep the pace moving.” Deep Purple likes to play simple, hard-hitting elements, he said. “We do push the

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Deep Purple, the loudest band in the world, is coming to the CN Centre on Feb. 23. edge,” Morse said. Although there have been many line-up changes and an eightyear hiatus in their history (Morse, the only American member, joined the band in 1994) ‘we’ currently means his bandmates Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan and Don Airey. How do they travel while on tour? The group travels mostly by plane, which suits Morse, he says, because as a licensed pilot, he feels totally

at ease up in the air. He has flown in many foreign countries and seen the world from another vantage point as a pilot but also likes being a passenger. “I like flying. And it feels good knowing what’s involved in keeping the plane in the air (he laughs).” Over the years, the band has built on its solid as a rock reputation but in touring, there is a unique opportunity to reach out to fans, says Morse. Deep

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East Coast rapper and hip-hop artist Classified has been chosen by Vancouver’s multi-platinum band Hedley as opening act for their 30-date cross-Canada tour which kicks off in Kelowna on Feb. 10. Classified (born Luke Boyd), from Enfield, Nova Scotia, is a Canadian rapper and producer who released his first fulllength LP, Time’s Up, Kid, in 1995. A few

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Comedy and music Live music and comedy come together for a Feb. 18 concert at Artspace. Producer and performer Dawn Boudreau, will host an evening of comedic songs presented by a dozen different performers. Songs range from Broadway musical songs (A Chorus Line, Oklahoma, Spamalot) to covers of the popular YouTube team Garfunkel and Oates to original tunes Boudreau has written. “Stand-up comedy has been a fascination for me for a number of years,” said Boudreau. “After singing a couple of my originals to open for some of the comedy nights presented monthly at Nancy O’s, this seemed like the perfect way to

combine the two performance arts I love most.” An Evening of Musical Comedy was first suggested by an active member of the PG Wannaglees, Arielle Bernier, after watching Boudreau open for Carter Hortie at a Nancy O’s show in October. Bernier will be performing a few numbers in this show, along with other students and friends of Dawn Boudreau Music. Tickets for An Evening of Musical Comedy are $15, available at Books and Company and Dawn Boudreau Music. The concert will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Artspace, 1685 Third Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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such a good bond,” said Clyne, who completed high school at D.P. Todd Secondary in 2007. “I It’s been almost four years since think this is the team that’s going Northern Timberwolves’ Jennifer to do it.” The men’s games will follow Clyne and Maria Neumann celebrated a provincial basketball the women’s action at 8 p.m. each night. This weekend is also the title at home. They’ve completed three full final at home for men’s fifth-year years of schooling since then, but graduate Dennis Stark (see story helping UNBC secure its first B.C. on Page A20). Clyne and Neumann represent Colleges Athletic Association banner remains a positive memory to two thirds of this season’s UNBC female basketball graduating reflect on. Clyne and Neumann were rook- class, players who will get recogies on a 2007-08 women’s squad nized for their achievements on which finished 10-0 at home in the court on Saturday night. The the regular season and playoffs. other is Erin Beckett, who began The special campaign was also suiting up for the Timberwolves the Northern Timberwolves’ first in 2008 after using up her first in the Northern Sport Centre, season of eligibility in Canadian capped off with a 71-54 victory Interuniversity Sport with the over the Camosun College Char- University of Saskatchewan Husgers in front of a capacity crowd kies in 2006-07. While she wasn’t on the court on March 1, 2008. “Basically just that winning with the provincial champions moment I guess, with all the fans in 2008, Beckett has become no and our team together. That was stranger to the NSC, basketball spectators, her teammates and really exciting,” Neumann said. The 2008 Canadian Colleges classmates. The 2006 graduate of Athletic Association nationals in College Heights Secondary, who took the 2007-08 seaTruro, N.S., where son off varsity basketUNBC finished sixth ball to recover from a out of eight teams, virus, was named the marked the only Timberwolves’ Most appearance at the Valuable Player last tournament for the season. women’s program. “I would say just Clyne is hopeful this playing in this gym, season’s group will in my hometown,” get the Timberwolves she responded when back there. They carry asked what she’ll a 10-0 regular-season Erin Beckett remember most. “We record into their final - Timberwolves grad have amazing fans, home games of the an amazing crowd 2011-12 campaign, tonight against the Capilano almost every game.” A Dawson Creek product, NeuUniversity Blues and Saturday against the Quest University Ker- mann relocated to Prince George to begin attending UNBC. modes (6 p.m. at the NSC). “It’s had its hard moments, but “There’s something (more) special about this team than other for the most case I’ve loved it. years, and I just think we have I love the team. That’s what’s sports@pgfreepress.com

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Wrapping up their fifth and final seasons suiting up for the UNBC Northern Timberwolves, Jennifer Clyne (back row, second from left) and Maria Neumann (back row, fourth from left) still carry vivid memories from their B.C. Colleges Athletic Association provincial championship win at the Northern Sport Centre on March 1, 2008. brought me back every year.” The difficult times include heartbreaking defeats over the past three seasons. As the provincial silver medalists in 2009, the women’s team was hoping for an invite to the CCAA tournament as a wildcard. That never happened. In the 2009-10 campaign, the Timberwolves rolled to a 17-1 regular season, but a semifinal defeat eliminated any chance of qualifying. They finished fourth. As a lower seed at provincials last year, UNBC finished with a 2-1 record. But since their only defeat was in the semifinal round, they fell short of a berth to nationals and settled for bronze. This year’s national tournament is scheduled for March 15

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to 17 at Lethbridge College, with provincials taking place March 1 to 3 in Vancouver. Clyne has played a key role in the Timberwolves’ success this year, leading the the team in individual scoring, and her efforts will go a long way in helping the team down the stretch. She ranks second in PacWest points per game average at 19.25, with a total of 154 points in eight games. “This has been my best year and I just feel the most comfortable out there, and it kind of feels like Grade 12 in high school,” she said. “I just feel super confident and capable and it feels awesome.” Each player may head a separate way once the school year ends. With one more year left to

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Junior football spring camps are still a few months away. In Prince George, all of the outdoor fields are unlikely to be open until May. But that hasn’t stopped coaches from taking advantage of indoor facilities. This weekend, football practices for high school students will unfold in the fieldhouse of the Northern Sport Centre

at UNBC. Regional tryouts for Football BC’s provincial program (Grade 10 and 11) and the Senior Bowl (Grade 12) are being held at the NSC on Saturday. Also on Saturday, Prep to Be the Best tryouts will take place, practices which offer younger students (Grades 7 to 9) an opportunity to get evaluated. Tryout times are: 11 a..m. to 1 p.m. for Team BC, 1 to 2:30 p.m. for Prep to Be the Best, and

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on how many kids get invited to the provincial ID camps and stuff like that.” The Senior Bowl, every March in Vancouver, is a high school showcase of top Grade 12 players in B.C. After a week-long camp with sessions run by top

football coaches, including BC Lions representatives, an East versus West all-star game takes place. The Team BC tryout on Saturday is the initial phase in the selection a provincial team. Kelly Road Roadrunners defensive lineman Tra-

vis Shields made Team BC’s 40-player roster for the 2011 Football Canada Cup last July in Lethbridge. Vanderhoof running back Kyle Varley was a reserve on that squad. “As soon as they start to see a couple of players come out of this

area, actually making the team, they come back and start looking closely for that next player,” said Bellamy, who’s also the Roadrunners’ coach. Also this weekend, the PGMFA is holding its AGM on Saturday, 4 p.m. at the NSC.

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Prince George Cougars forward Chase Witala skates the puck up ice against the Everett Silvertips during their Western Hockey League game on Saturday night at CN Centre. The Cougars are back at home to Kelowna tonight and tomorrow after splitting a pair of games in Victoria. The Cougars beat the Royals 4-2 on Tuesday before losing 5-1 Wednesday.

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A resource centre for people with disabilities opened by the B.C. Paraplegic Association is the first of its kind in the province and will be a multi-use place where people can come together for everything from education sessions to coffee meetings. Brandy Stiles, the peer proDeLynda PILON/Free Press gram coordinator, explained it is her job to get people with Chris McBride, executive director of the B.C. Association, Alison Duddy, peer spinal cord injuries and other Paraplegic volunteer and Brandy Stiles, peer coordinator, disabilities together to encour- welcomed visitors to the new spinal cord injury age independence. This can resource centre. mean everything from health centre for its grand opening on Wedneseducation to coffee groups and include a day, explained she is a peer volunteer variety of events depending on personal from Quesnel. interests. She said the centre will be a regional “Through that, everybody gets to hang gathering place, likely for all of north out,” she said. central B.C. The centre will also offer informaChris McBride, executive director of tion services and support staff who can the B.C. Paraplegic Association, said the answer a variety of questions about dis- centre is funded through grants. abilities in general, from specific health“We went through a transfer of services related questions to housing issues. a few years ago, and now the focus is on “This gives us a home base for our peer the peer program and education services. program,” she said. We’ve been using information technology “We’ve been in the office but we really to connect with members but felt the need weren’t open for drop-ins.” for more personal access,” he said. Now they can offer many activities and He added there is already a strong supports in-house, from a teleconferenc- existing community and a lot of support ing area where interactive tele-health for the association in Prince George, makclasses can take place to a computer cen- ing it a good place to start a pilot project tre with special devices in place to ensure like the resource centre. it is a space accessible to all. Alison Duddy, who visited the

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to heave a 32-yard It is nearly impospass to David Tyree sible for the New who somehow caught England-New York the ball while it was Giants Super Bowl held to his helmet? XLVI game Sunday in To think IndianapoNew Englis to live land gets up to its Hart another advance Beat chance at billing, that same especially hartleymiller opponent since it is is intriguthe biggest extravaganza in North ing. If the Pats win, it will not erase the American sports. bitter memory of 2008 Four years ago, the but it will certainly Patriots and Giants played in arguably the mark a little revenge. Amazingly, if the greatest Super Bowl Giants win, Eli will ever, so how can the have one more Super thrilling Giants come from behind 17-14 vic- Bowl than his older brother Peyton, which tory in 2008 possibly will spark discussions be topped? of who is the better There are as many “clutch” quarterback. storylines for this Both teams are on a year’s game as any roll. The Giants have in the past. Can Bill won five straight after Belichick and Tom going 7-7. The Patriots Brady become the have won 10 in a row, greatest coach/QB combo in history? This but Brady and many of the other Patriots will be the Patriots’ were not impressive fifth championship in that fortunate 23-20 game in the last 11 AFC championship seasons, all of them victory over Baltimore. under the dynamic A strong case can Belichick/Brady combo. There are three be made for a New coach-and-quarterback England win because Brady will not have pairings- – Cowtwo bad games in a boys’ Tom Landry row and the Giants and Roger Staubach; will not be able to Steelers’ Chuck Noll handle the Pats’ and Terry Bradshaw; tight end duo of Rob Bills’ Marv Levy and Gronkowski and Jim Kelly – who have Aaron Hernandez. reached four Super Moreover, the Patriots Bowls together. They have lost two straight will be surpassed by to the Giants (24-20, Belichick and Brady, Nov. 6, 2011 and the who are attempting to 2008 Super Bowl), but match the four Super seldom do they lose Bowl wins by Noll three in a row to the and Bradshaw. same team. There are seven Although the Pats Patriots and 11 Giants are three-point favouremaining from that rites they are more 2008 Super Bowl game. The Giants were under the radar than most New England 12-point underdogs teams of the past. In but pulled off one of addition, the Patriots the greatest football are on a “mission” upsets ever, ending to deliver another the Patriots’ unbeaten championship to their season. Will anyone ever forget the miracle likeable owner, Robert Kraft, and the memory fourth quarter play of his late wife, Myra, where Eli Manning who died in July at escaped from the rush

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age 68 after a battle with cancer. A strong case can be made for a Giants victory because their defensive line will chew up the Patriots offensive line, the Patriots defence ranked 31st in the league in yards allowed, N.Y. has already won on the

road back to back at Green Bay and San Francisco, arguably the two best NFC teams, the Giants are better balanced on both sides of the football, and Eli has been the most consistent quarterback in the playoffs. The Patriots’ three Super Bowl victories

were all by three points but based on history, I suspect this will not be decided by a last-second field goal. Double digits have decided 28 of the 45 Super Bowls and 35 of the games have been decided by five or more points. However, four or less points have decided

five of the last 10 games. Interestingly, overtime has not factored into any of these contests. My pick is for New England to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy by more than a touchdown. If that happens and Brady is the game MVP, then we can all spend the

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joint degree in Human Resource Management and international business this year. He’s expressed an interest in returning to the basketball court. “I don’t know where I’ll be,” noted Stark, whose younger brother Daniel is a second-year player on the Timberwolves. “If I’m in Prince George, I’ll definitely be involved with the team if coach will put up with me on the sidelines.”

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it all paid off, which was the best part about it,” Stark said. “That’s what made that win so sweet is because we really, really killed ourselves in practice every day and it totally paid off, so that’s definitely my highlight so far. But it’s not done yet. A little better highlight would be to win on my last year.” But Stark also went through tough and challenging times. As a UNBC freshman, he could only play the role of spectator when the 2008 B.C. Colleges Athletic Association provincials unfolded at the NSC, since no automatic berth was awarded for hosts of the tournament and the Timberwolves fell short of qualifying with a 5-11 record. “To miss provincials your first year and then to win a (national) championship just two seasons later is pretty amazing,” Stark said. “But as soon as I got here, even with everything that was going on with our struggles, I knew that the organization and the city would be behind us the whole way, and it worked out sooner than I thought. But once I saw the guys who Zane brought in, I knew we had a good chance.” Stark credits Robison, the head coach from 2001 to 2008, for his recruitment efforts bringing in players from outside Prince George, including fourth-year guards Joel Rybachuk and Francis Rowe. He also attracted 2011 graduating guards Inderbir Gill and Matt Mills to

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son as head coach of the women’s basketball program at Quest University. “I think the transitions between Zane, Mike and myself were all pretty easy because there’s a lot of support within the program,” Jordan said. “But (Stark) has dealt with all that stuff really well.” Stark represents a program which has made appearances in the past three Canadian Colleges Athletic Association men’s basketball nationals. He was merely a fresh face at UNBC when the NSC opened officially for the first time in September 2007, and a sophomore on the 2008-09 squad which finished fourth as hosts of the CCAA national tournament. Both of those experiences were memorable, but the highlight happened in Calgary when UNBC won the Canadian championship in March 2010. “That whole (200910) season, looking back, it was such a long, long journey and

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in April. “It’s always good to see him still out there because he was the guy who gave me the chance to play at this level.” In his tenure at UNBC, Stark has been taking directions from three different head coaches. Mike Raimbault held the position for two years from 2008 to 2010 and over the past two seasons, Todd Jordan has been guiding the Timberwolves. A Brandon product, Raimbault left UNBC to take a men’s basketball head coaching position at the University of Winnipeg. Jordan, a Prince George native and former UNBC student, returned to his hometown after a sea-

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Cougars The Prince George Cougars will be seeing a lot of their home barn the rest of this season. Fourteen of the team’s 22 remaining Western Hockey League regular-season games are on home ice. Coming off a twogame road set against the Victoria Royals on Tuesday and Wednesday, the team welcomes the Kelowna Rockets to Prince George. The Cougars and Rockets will meet this evening and Saturday (7 p.m. at CN Centre). Saturday night also marks the the Cougars’ Mascot Mania event. Tonight’s game marks the start of a five-game homestand which includes meetings with the Eastern Conference’s Edmonton Oil Kings (Feb. 10 and 11) and Red Deer Rebels (Feb. 15). The Cougars sit ninth in the 10-team Western Conference. They carried a record of 16 wins, 31 losses, zero overtime setbacks and two shootout defeats (16-31-0-2) into Wednesday night’s game in Victoria.

Basketball The Duchess Park Condors won the Cougar Classic senior boys basketball tournament at College Heights Secondary on the weekend. The Condors defeated the host team 68-58 in

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Saturday’s championship final. The Correlieu Clan (Quesnel) finished third, while the PGSS Polars ended up fourth. Other teams entered in the competition were D.P. Todd, Bulkley Valley Christian (Smithers), South Peace (Dawson Creek) and North Peace (Fort St. John). In a junior girls basketball competition at Kelly Road Secondary, the College Heights Cougars defeated Nechako Valley (Vanderhoof) 37-20 in the final. College Heights Secondary is playing host to a senior girls basket-

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A sustainable mining operation with a 27 year mine life, Gibraltar is undergoing a significant multi-phase expansion taking our daily milling throughput to 85,000 tons per day and we’re looking for talented candidates to help us facilitate this. That’s where you come in… We currently have a full time opportunity at the Gibraltar Mine at McLeese Lake, BC

FOREMAN, MINE MAINTENANCE WELDING Position Summary: Reporting to the General Foreman, Mine Maintenance the Foreman – Welding is responsible for the supervision and provision of welding services throughout the mine site. This is accomplished by leading a crew of trades and support personnel so that they function as a cohesive, coordinated goal-directed unit. Specific Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Executes the daily work and schedule • Plans and executes all unscheduled, emergency/ breakdown events. Creates the work order and type of breakdown in the computerized maintenance management system • Manages work orders and enters relevant job information in the equipment repair history file • Validates and prioritizes all requests for maintenance, creates work requests for work orders based on job priority • Utilizes personnel and equipment to maximize effectiveness and to minimize equipment downtime • Achieves maintenance process, cost, equipment and people performance targets • Ensures maintenance standards and procedures are consistently followed • Manages the costs of tools, consumables and warehouse issues • Ensures employees have appropriate and adequate technical and equipment operations training • Supervises according to the provisions of the collective agreement, addresses employee informal grievances and conducts employee performance reviews Qualifications • High School Graduate • Class “A” welding certification with a minimum 4 years of varied maintenance experience within an open pit mining environment • Demonstrated ability to organize, direct and supervise • Strong computer skills with knowledge of MS office and MS Project • Accomplished written, verbal and group presentation skills are essential 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, in confidence, by email to: recruit@gibraltarmine.com by: February 13th, 2012. Visit us at www.tasekomines.com 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.


Professional/ Management

JOB POSTING – Plant Accountant Pinnacle Pellet is seeking an experienced Accountant to fill a full-time accounting position at its Strathnavor BC Plant location (approximately 50 km north of Quesnel). Responsibilities include: • Full cycle accounting including payables, payroll coordination and inventory control • Involved in budgeting process and monthly analysis of budget variances • Maintain bank records and prepare cash flow forecasts Skills and Qualifications: • Preference given to candidate enrolled in accounting designation program • Background in a manufacturing environment an asset • Proficiency with Microsoft Office • High level of accuracy and attention to detail • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Pinnacle Pellet is a dynamic and rapidly growing company that currently manufactures wood pellets at 6 locations in British Columbia. Pinnacle offers competitive salaries and benefits, as well as the opportunity for young professionals to build a long term career. Submit your resume to: E-mail: hr@pinnaclepellet.com No Phone Inquiries Accepted – Closing date February 17, 2012

Professional/ Management

Looking for an exciting new job opportunity? West Park Mall, Quesnel, has an opening for a General Manager. The ideal candidate will have: • Sound knowledge in retail property management, including leasing and budgeting • Excellent communication and computer skills • A customer focus • Retail marketing experience • A current Property Management licence would be an asset.

Employment

Payroll

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

PAYROLL Administrator Stewart, BC. More Core Diamond Drilling Services is seeking an experienced Payroll Administrator If selected, the applicant will have the choice of relocating to Stewart to work full time or working part time on a (3 week on, 1 week off) rotation schedule with accommodations and meals included. Experience; - Substantial MS Excel - Any industry accepted payroll software. 3-5 years’ experience in some of the following areas; - Bookkeeping - Accounting - Payroll - AP - AR - GL posting - Account reconciliations - Month End/Year End preparation. Email a resume to info@morecore.ca

HEAVY INDUSTRIAL PROFESSIONALS

Due to rapid expansion we are accepting applications for qualified professionals regarding the design and engineering purpose built products tailored for the heavy industrial, oil and gas as well as the mining applications. The company offers competitive remuneration, above average benefits and a great working environment. Located in the BC Lower Mainland, the job opportunities are immediate and a priority. Positions available are: Mechanical Designer - Heavy Industrial Mfg Estimator - Controls and Instrumentation Tech Manufacturing Quality Assurance Professional - Technical Writer Project Engineer - Project Manager - Red Seal Millwright - Field Service Technician Please email your resume to Vivian at vivian@valleypersonnel.com or call 604 859 6511 for additional information.

Trades, Technical

By email debquick@westparkmall.com or by fax to 250-992-6566 Please apply by Monday, February 20th, 2012.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

GIBRALTAR MINE: A Rock-Solid Foundation for Career Growth

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.

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.

Joining our Gibraltar Mine team makes you part of Canada’s proud mining heritage. The Gibraltar copper-molybdenum mine is a cornerstone of the regional economy and an example of great Canadian mining in action. Located in the heart of BC’s stunning Cariboo region, Gibraltar is approximately 60 km north of Williams Lake. It is the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada.

Joining our Gibraltar Mine team makes you part of Canada’s proud mining heritage. The Gibraltar copper-molybdenum mine is a cornerstone of the regional economy and an example of great Canadian mining in action. Located in the heart of BC’s stunning Cariboo region, Gibraltar is approximately 60 km north of Williams Lake. It is the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada.

A sustainable mining operation with a 27 year mine life, Gibraltar is undergoing a significant multi-phase expansion taking our daily milling throughput to 85,000 tons per day and we’re looking for talented candidates to help us facilitate this. That’s where you come in…

A sustainable mining operation with a 27 year mine life, Gibraltar is undergoing a significant multi-phase expansion taking our daily milling throughput to 85,000 tons per day and we’re looking for talented candidates to help us facilitate this. That’s where you come in…

CERTIFIED JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN

Employment

Trades, Technical

Please submit your resume to: Debbie Quick, General Manager, West Park Mall

GIBRALTAR MINE: A Rock-Solid Foundation for Career Growth

We currently have a full time opportunity for a:

Employment

We currently have a full time opportunity for a:

CERTIFIED JOURNEYMAN INSTRUMENTATION MECHANIC

PLANT COORDINATOR Houston, B.C.

7 MILLWRIGHTS Meadow Lake, SK

As a valued employee, you will work in a caring community where you will find friendly faces and an abundance of rec. opportunities www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/Mead ow Lake. Meadow Lake has a lot to offer, including exc. education and incredible scenery. For more info. about the community, visit www.meadowlake.ca About Meadow Lake OSB: Northwest Communities Wood Products, Meadow Lake Tribal Council, Crown Investments Corporation and Tolko Industries Ltd. have formed a limited partnership a world-class oriented strand board (OSB) facility in the vicinity of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. The facility is owned by the Meadow Lake OSB Limited Partnership and operated by Tolko.

Benefits of working in Meadow Lake:

Houston Pellet Limited Partnership (HPLP) requires a Plant Coordinator at its Houston pellet plant location. The Plant Coordinator works closely with the Plant Manager in leading the production and maintenance team of approximately 16 people to achieve and exceed targets in safety, quality, and cost. The ideal candidate will have management experience and expertise in a manufacturing environment. This is a permanent full-time position. HPLP offers competitive salary packages, a positive work environment, and career advancement opportunities. To apply please send your resume to: E-mail: hr@pinnaclepellet.com No Phone Inquiries Accepted – Closing date February 17, 2012.

· Sask.Basic Healthcare is offered to all residents at no charge · Excellent Pension Plan · Full Benefits Plan · Sask. has the third lowest personal income tax rate (15%) · Sask. has the lowest Provincial Sales Tax in the country (5%) · Continuous Operating Premium (COP) Payments provided to all permanent employees · Relocation Allowance · Retention Bonuses “Our strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Profit guide us at Tolko”. We offer: · Dynamic and challenging team environment · Stable employment · Trade skill enhancement program for development opportunities To join our team, apply online today! @

Certified Electrician

Western Forest Products Inc. is currently seeking a Journeyman Electrician Certified for the Province of British Columbia to join the Duke Point Sawmill, located south of Nanaimo, BC. Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Certified Electrician will perform a full range of journeyman level Electrician duties utilizing considerable initiative and judgment and in accordance with blueprints, diagrams, electrical and building codes, regulations and company policy. A detailed job posting can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/careers/current_openings.php This is an USW hourly union position with a Certified Rate of $33.47 per hour and a comprehensive benefit package. Details of the collective agreement can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/careers/collective_agreements.php The successful candidate will be team orientated with an ability to deliver results that are aligned with the strategic objectives of the business. He/she will have the ability to adopt and encourage innovative thinking that contributes to achieving practical solutions to complex problems. Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com

Reporting to the Foreman, Electrical Maintenance the Certified Journeyman Electrician is responsible for: • Meeting production and maintenance goals • Performing electrical maintenance associated with pit equipment, crushing, milling and instrumentation • Assisting mechanical maintenance personnel in coordinating major overhauls • Contributing to the development of apprentices

Reporting to the Foreman, Electrical Maintenance the Certified Journeyman Instrumentation Mechanic is responsible for: • Meeting production and maintenance goals • Installing, repairing and maintaining the Mill and Mine Instrumentation systems • Ensuring that production and maintenance targets are met in a safe and efficient manner • Contributing to the development of apprentices

Qualifications • High School Diploma or Equivalent • Inter-provincial Trade Qualification • Preferred open pit mining experience relating to: • G.E. Diesel/electrical drive systems • Electric mining shovels • Power distribution systems and PLC control systems

Qualifications • High School Diploma or Equivalent • Inter-provincial Trade Qualification • 2-5 years of concentrator (mill) operating experience relating to crushing, grinding and flotation would be a definite asset • Familiarity with Modicon PLC, Emerson Delta V DCS

Compensation Gibraltar offers an excellent benefit package which includes competitive salary, a Registered Retirement Savings Plan and relocation assistance to Williams Lake.

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 along with Trade Qualification Certificates via Email to recruit@gibraltarmine.com or via fax to 250392-3121 by February 10th, 2012.

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 along with Trade Qualification Certificates via Email to recruit@gibraltarmine.com or via fax to 250392-3121 by February 10th, 2012.

Education/Tutoring

Visit us at www.tasekomines.com to learn more about our New Prosperity, Aley and Harmony projects.

Visit us at www.tasekomines.com to learn more about our New Prosperity, Aley and Harmony projects.

Startyour yourtraining training in Start inAugust August2008! 2012!

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

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

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Lots

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Prince George's independent community newspaper

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