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Province under-reported deficit by $520M John Doyle says many of the stories for losses remain well-hidden Delynda pilon

If financial statements had been prepared according to generally accepted accounting principles, the province’s deficit for the year would have been $520 million higher than what was reported. “We’ve conducted a financial audit on the summary financial statements,” said auditor general John Doyle. ”When we do that, as we go through each entity, we pick up issues that need to be brought to the attention of management.” The analysis led to four qualifications which have a major impact on the government’s bottom line. “These four qualifications are the top four out of a large number,” Doyle said. The first revolves around natural gas producers. The government told them that they can reduce the amount they pay to the government. “Because government can’t avoid that, it’s called a liability. It should be on financial statements,” Doyle said. Another issue with the records is that, even though the province received money from the federal government, it wasn’t recorded as income, but was, rather, recorded in another way. The Port Mann bridge,

Doyle said, is another issue. “The way the government is treating it is that it is allowed to be amalgamated with all the other financial statements, but in order to be treated that way it must be an entity that sells something and is self-sustaining, but it’s not,” Doyle said. Another issue with the Port Mann bridge statements is the difficulty finding the numbers showing several million in losses in certain contracts. The project will have to recover the money from those losses somehow, which will directly lead to the public paying more for tolls. “These losses means the Port Mann bridge has to recover that money in the future. In other words, tolls have to be higher.” If you add the first three qualifications, Doyle said, it leads to $52 million being understated as the deficit for the year. The fourth qualification, he said, revolves around information being amalgamated in a certain way, causing the numbers to lose a lot of the story behind them. Finding that information leads to the user having the ability to interpret it and figure out the story it tells. Listing financial information in a manner that isn’t along GAAP standards makes it nearly

impossible to find the necessary information, a practice that obscures the story and stands in the way of transparency. Though he was told the information can be found online, and that if a user is interested he or she can look it up, it is virtually impossible to do so. Instead, Doyle said, the story behind the numbers remains well hidden. “What’s happened is there’s not enough information in there to read what I think would be very interesting stories.” In the last 17 years, 13 times an auditor general has made a qualifications on the province’s financial statements. In August of this year, Doyle will release Observations on Financial Reporting: Summary Financial Statements 2011/12. This report will include: further details on the enclosed qualified audit opinion on the Summary Financial Statements; the ongoing implications of deviating from GAAP; other errors in the government’s application of GAAP on which he did not qualify his opinion; areas in which government could improve the quality of financial reporting in the Summary Financial Statements; a summary of control weaknesses noted from audits across the government reporting entity; comments regard-

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The Prince George RCMP will be patrolling the roads and the river on Saturday in an effort to ensure public safety during the annual Nechako River float. “The same impaired driving laws apply on a boat as they do on a vehicle,” Corp. Craig Douglass, media liaison with the RCMP, said. This year three boats will patrol the river, from Wilkins Park in Miworth to Cottonwood Island Park. Conservation officers, the RCMP and swift-water rescue personnel will man the boats. “Although every effort

will be made by these agencies to prevent incidents, injuries and death, those persons that take part in the event must take responsibility for their actions and understand that organizers have taken no safety precautions to protect participants,” a press release regarding the float states. Douglass added river levels and the swift current of the Neckako must be taken into consideration by participants. “The river is still high. Every summer it’s high. We had record levels on the Fraser just a month ago, and the Fraser and Nechako are in very close proximity to one anther. The Nechako feeds into the

Fraser, and it’s high, fast and always cold. It’s quite wide, and the shoreline is not easy to get out of,” he said. “The bush is right against the shore, and it could easily puncture an inflatable and put you in the water. Once in the water it is very difficult to get yourself out of the water, especially without a life jacket, before hypothermia sets in.” There is also a concern that some participants might drive from their docking point back to where their vehicle was parked while under the influence of alcohol. Douglass said the RCMP will have officers patrolling the adjacent roads on the look-out for anyone

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taking that kind of risk. “People need rides back to vehicles. Both their rides and them need to be sober,” Douglass said. “Last year there were a number of alcohol-related driving violations. This year is going to be no different. In fact there will be more boats on water and likely at least as many vehicles.” Last year over 50 violations were issued for a

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The RCMP do not support this event, and are urging the public to avoid taking part, but understand some will, nevertheless, participate, which is why they have a plan in place. “We have a plan in place and a number of resources in place to try to ensure the risk taking is a minimal, and ensure things are done legally both in and out of water,” Douglass said.

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One of the victims in the alleged beating in Fort St. John on July 22 near 100 Street and 100 Avenue sustained serious injuries, enough so that a friend said he might not survive. “As it sits right now he’s in critical condition,” said Dean Carr from Calgary, who referred to himself as a close friend to the injured victim. “We’re getting updates from his brother. They’ve had to operate on his head a few times to relieve the swelling and the last update I got was that it didn’t look good.” Two men were taken to an Edmonton hospital after an early-morning altercation on July 22. Four men were involved in the incident, according to police, two of whom were charged with one count each of assault causing bodily harm and aggravated assault. The accused are William Ted Metcalfe, 25, from Kelowna and Joel Christopher Marchand, 29, from Prince George. The two men who were found by police with injuries were taken to the Fort St. John hospital and later transferred to an Edmonton hospital. It is believed that one of the victims – Carr’s friend – is at Royal Alexandra Hospital. When police found the two injured men on the night the alleged fight broke out, one had a facial injury, the other was found unconscious.

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Police said a verbal argument occurred between two men that sparked the fight. “They found everybody that night and interviewed everybody, and there was just two that were arrested and charged,” said Cpl. Jodi Shelkie from the Fort St. John police department. “[Four people] were verbally arguing and then, two of them stepped in and were fighting ... I do know it started as a consensual fight. Two people were fighting and then I’m not sure [how] the other ones came into it, my guess, is that somebody stepped into help somebody and that’s what happened,” added Shelkie. When Carr found out his friend had been a victim of the assault, he didn’t think much of it. “I didn’t quite understand the gravity of the situation and how serious it is,” he said. “At first I thought, ‘Okay he got beat up, big deal,’ but it’s a lot more serious and so, [I’m] just worried.” Carr said he was getting updates from the victim’s brother on his status. “They did another CT scan this morning,” he said on July 23. “And yeah, they’re basically, it’s just not looking good for him.” Carr said his friend is a Calgary resident who was in Fort St. John for work; he added his family has travelled to Edmonton to be with him. Both victims remain unidentified by police, and Carr refrained from revealing his friend’s name.

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There has been much debate over the provincial government’s net-zero mandate, the B.C. Liberals’ recent negotiating stance predicated on finding savings within existing provisions to fund any increases elsewhere. There has also been much complaining among public-sector unions. While net-zero was not an official mandate adopted at the municipal level, the annual one per cent to three per cent salary increases enjoyed by many city workers in B.C. in recent contracts are luxurious compared to what is happening in Scranton, Pa. The mayor of the city best known as the home of fictitious Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company featured in the NBC comedy remake The Office has reduced wages of city employees to levels local paperboys and babysitters would reject. Mayor Christopher Doherty introduced the new hourly wage of $7.25 for police officers, firefighters, garbage collectors – and for himself. This is all part of the dilemma facing Scranton, which stares at a $16.8-million budget deficit. It’s either massive service cuts, a 78 per cent tax hike over three years or the pauper’s wage across the board. It’s ugly and the battle will eventually rage in the courts. Compared to Scranton, employees of Kamloops and other B.C. municipalities are living like royalty, according to a recent study conducted by the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B.C. (ICBA). The association looked at compensation packages afforded city employees and found pay and benefits packages are an astonishing 30 to 40 per cent higher than that given workers doing identical jobs in the private sector. Take Kamloops, for example, where city workers enjoy dental, medical, extended-health and group life-insurance benefits courtesy of you, the taxpayer. Did you know Kamloops’ city workers don’t pay a dime toward their benefits package? It is funded 100 per cent by taxpayers. Why, when virtually every private company has an employee/ employer-pay structure? Did you know Kamloops workers are afforded 18 sick days a year and that, upon retirement, they can cash in up to 120 accumulated sick days? That’s six months’ pay for doing nothing but show up at work, as we are expected to do. It’s outrageous – all of it. When the contract expires at the end of 2013, it will be interesting to see if the powers-that-be at city hall will acknowledge how outof-control municipal pay-and-benefits packages have become. ICBA president Philip Hochstein is on the mark when he sums it up: “These gold-plated pay and perk packages are the main reason why city hall never turns around to tell you your taxes are going down. “What’s unfair about the situation is you’re being asked to send more money to the taxman off your paycheque to subsidize increases so civic workers can get pay and pension richer than yours.” The Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation (CTF) concurs when looking at the rising disparity in pay and benefits between the public and private sectors. The CTF notes that, in the past 10 years, the average government worker has seen their pay jump by 35 per cent to $1,023 a week. The average private-sector worker, meanwhile, has seen their pay increase by less than 30 per cent, to $777 a week. Nine out of 10 government employees have workplace pension plans, the CTF notes, while two out of 10 private sector workers have plans, with 81 per cent of government employees enjoying defined (guaranteed income regardless of investment performance) plans, compared to only 14 per cent of private-sector workers enjoying the more-expensive benefit. The structure is not sustainable and not fair to those funding it – taxpayers living on the fiscal edge more and more each year. – Kamloops This Week


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coastal waters. The announcement of the British Columbia GovThe Provincial Government is correct in their stateernment’s position on the building a pipeline from ment that British Columbia takes the biggest risk with Alberta to tidewater at Kitimat changed the game for least amount of revenue now and into all the players and many are not happy the future. The question that needs to be with the change. asked and answered is if the risk is worth The Albertans are mad as heck. They it at any price? Perhaps an economic case have all that crude oil from the tar sands can be made to convince the people of and their market opportunities have just this province that the return exceeds any been diminished. Suddenly the GovernOnside foreseeable risk. So for, that case has nor ment of Alberta is flying the national flag VICTORBOWMAN been made. and touting how great the pipeline will Much of the opposition to date has be in benefiting all Canadians. This the been emotional. We need facts. If the facts are brought same province who spent decades never forgiving the out, examined and discussed, then a much more ratioFederal Government for enacting the National Energy nal decision can be made. Solid, provable facts are Plan a few short decades earlier. Shoe seems to be on hard to refute, but emotional grandstanding slowly the other foot now and it is pinching their big toe. From an economic point of view, it looks like a good ebbs into oblivion. As the deal stands, it is like giving permission for deal for Canada. The western oil industry is dominated by the Americans who know there are presently someone to dig a 20-foot hole in your back yard in exchange for a six-pack. Not a good deal at all. no alternate markets to the United States. That alone The Alberta politicians can tear their hair and hurl has a negative impact on the potential revenue to Canada. It is never comfortable being dependent upon all sorts of nasty invectives at the British Columbia Government for not being satisfied with the deal as it a single buyer for your product. Having the capacity now stands. Even if the Review Panel decides that the to also offer your products to others makes good ecorisks are minimal, there is still the matter of tearing up nomic sense. a good piece of our province with little compensation The economics can be defined in simple dollar and in cash or future economic growth. cent calculations. Those calculations conveniently Not all British Columbians oppose the project. ignore the soft costs and do not take into account the Their short-sighted thinking can not see beyond the secondary risks such as potential damage to the enviconstruction jobs that will be created in building the ronment. pipeline and ancillary facilities. After the mini boom, There is likely no realistic way to assess the damage all we are left with is a handful of permanent jobs and that may result from a pipeline failure or tanker accia pipeline that will age and eventually fail. dent at sea. What we have seen in other parts of the Perhaps Enbridge should come to the realization world can only give a small indication. There is a big that this is not 1950 but 2012. There are a whole bunch difference in present and future costs depending on of people out there who are much more knowledgewhat happens and where it happens. A pipeline failable and sophisticated than in the past. They are not ure in the middle of a bleak and unproductive desert is very different from spilling oil into a river system or willing to buy a bag of rusty horseshoe nails. Circulation Manager ....................... Heather Trenaman Email:

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Editor: One has only to recall the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Cordova, Alaska, 1989, to realize the level of desecration. The spill is estimated at 11 million gallons, (257,000 barrels), stretching over some 460 miles of coastline. Sea life casualties are impossible to measure accurately because as the creature asphyxiates from the oil, it slowly drops to the sea bottom. Estimates are too low: Dead: 250,000 sea birds, 2,800 sea otters, 500 harbor seals, 250 bald eagles, 22 killer whales, and billions of salmon and herring eggs. Some species have normally recovered, while lingering injuries plague others. After 23 years, muck still lingers along shorelines. It’s unlikely it will ever reach the pristine beauty of its former life. Due to labor shortages in the construction sector, it’s suggested that if the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project were not built, the vast majority of workers would find employment elsewhere. No surprise the oil and gas industry is one of the most

capital intensive in the world, employing less than one per cent of workers. Each year Enbridge super tankers would weave through channels and inlets of the Great Bear Rainforest – the largest intact coastal temperate rainforest in the world. Wildlife photographer, Andrew White, calls it: “A living Eden and refuge of global diversity. “ Whales’ migratory routes pass this way; various bear species, including the protected Kermody bear, feed on the sea bottom for shrimp and other plankton. Wildlife would no doubt not survive an oil spill. (Note: Spills are just a cost of doing business from the company perspective.) At Kitimat, supersized steam tankers would carry toxic diluted bitumen through Hecate Strait. Each year more than 2,000 would ply their way through narrow fjords in some of the world’s most treacherous seas. The current moratorium has been in place for decades ! Former Deputy Minister, Harry Swain, quoted in the Globe and Mail: “Moving tankers through 300 km of perilous navigation in highly

energetic tidal conditions is a bad idea.” Environment Canada ranks Hecate Strait the fpurth most dangerous body of water in the world! “It is dangerous to say the least,” says Dexter Wagner, avid sailor. “Prior problems should convince any reasonable person this is an insane route to take. “ Drawn on decades of experience, waves in Southern Hecate can reach 26 meters, the height of a seven -storey building. Locals know full well the pitfalls of traveling through Hecate Strait. Marilyn Juds Prince George

COMMON SENSE Editor: I strongly agree with the common-sense position the provincial government is taking on the Northern Gateway Pipeline project. Job creation and economic development are vital to our province’s future, but as it stands B.C. bears almost all of the environmental risk from the pipeline project while receiving few of the monetary and other benefits. Over a 30-year period, the

Northern Gateway Pipeline is expected to generate $270 billion in revenue. However, of the $81 billion in tax revenue the project would generate, B.C. would only receive a minor $6.7 billion share or about $223 million per year. A single major oil spill on land or sea could easily cost the province that much or more in environmental cleanup, legal and other compensation costs which would leave us with no financial benefit at all. The people of this province should not have to bear the considerable risks associated with oil pipelines without commensurate financial benefits and ironclad safeguards for our environment. The province has now set clear terms and conditions for these projects, terms and conditions that are as warranted as they are reasonable and fair. Justina Harris Coquitlam, B.C.

POINT MISSED Editor: The premiers of Alberta and British Columbia are presenting irrelevant arguments over

the proposed Enbridge Gateway pipelines. Alberta’s premier says she will not cut British Columbia in on a share of royalties from bitumen exported through British Columbia. Our premier argues for a fixed fee to compensate us for passing the product to our coast. Both are arguing past each other and missing the important issue. What is important to British Columbia and its citizens is the issue of liability if/when these pipelines rupture or tankers spill into coastal waters. I have no doubt that a more fruitful conversation will be possible just as soon as Ms. Redford is willing to pledge the full faith and credit of Alberta to backstop Enbridge in shouldering all expenses of cleanups and for making B.C. citizens whole for losses caused by spills. I also have no doubt that this will not happen and, if this project is rammed down our throats, taxpayers will be saddled with the financial burdens of inevitable spills. James Loughery Prince George

Two businesses not always better than one energy and money you can afford to Once an entrepreneur makes a success invest. of one business, there’s a dangerous tenAssess Your Current Situation. The dency to think he can duplicate his efforts time to consider branching out in another business, and then to own different ventures is another, and another. after you’ve made your core Spreading yourself and business successful and honed your resources over a number Boudreau your time management to the of ventures can impair your Biz point that you have time to ability to deal with financial DANBOUDREAU invest in other things. A startand other challenges. Aside ing point to investing is to from stretching finances, gettake a close look at where you’re at with ting pulled in too many directions can regard to the core business. Is it running deplete a business owner’s time and smoothly? Where is it at in the growth energy, making it difficult to maintain cycle? How much of your time is needed the core business that brought about the currently to run the business? Will it initial success. require more of your time and energy in The key to avoiding this killer is to the future? know your abilities and be sure to keep Time. Following the current situation enough energy, cash and focus to mainassessment in #1 above, if you have time tain your core business. When you’re to apply yourself to another venture, now tempted to spread your wings and assess how much time the new venture is become a raving capitalist, the first queslikely to need. tion to ask yourself is how much time,

Energy. Everyone will have a certain amount of energy to devote to dipping fingers into different pies. Money. Determine where you’re at financially and how much you can afford to sink into a new venture. Due Diligence. Assess the risk, from every angle. Each new venture one gets involved in introduces a new set of risks. If you don’t have time to assess the risks, you probably don’t have time to get involved or run the business. Develop a Business Plan. Whether or not the acquisition currently has a business plan, you will need yours to know where you’re going. Assign Responsibility. If you’re buying into a partnership situation, be clear about all the aspects of the partnership, who is responsible for what, how much money does each partner expect to earn, how much equity, how much time working in or on the business, and what is the

exit strategy? Inspect What You Ask To Be Done. Once you’ve covered all of the points above and cut the deal, develop a schedule of times you will check on how things are progressing. A part of your business planning will be setting goals and action plans. Build these into your calendar and plan to check in regularly to ensure things are going according to plan, or, if not, to make adjustments. Small businesses succeed because somebody accepts the risks and the responsibility to make them successful. Nobody succeeds while sitting still. If you find yourself drawn to own more than one business, know that a few people are suited to the rigors of multiple business ownership, while most have their hands full just keeping pace with one business. Dan Boudreau owns RiskBuster Business Plan Oasis and Blog at

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were reported to have fallen off of a freight truck, on the West Kalum Forest Service Road near Terrace. On July 16 at 1:30 p.m., Terrace RCMP were advised by Orica Canada Inc. that a freight truck delivering packaged explosives had three boxes

of the high-explosive PowerPro (dynamite) inadvertently fall off the truck on the West Kalum Forest Service Road near Terrace. An extensive ground search was conducted and included the use of a police service dog team, however the search yielded nega-


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HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application for a Road Closure Bylaw will be considered at the regular meeting of Council in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 1100 Patricia Boulevard, Prince George, B.C., on Monday, July 30, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. Westcrest Drive Road Closure Bylaw No. 8444, 2012

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tive results. RCMP investigators have determined that the dynamite was lost from the back of the delivery truck at approximately noon, on Monday July 16, between the four and six kilometer markers on the West Kalum Forest Service Road. One of three boxes was recovered within half an hour of the loss. Investigators have confirmed that there were other vehicles on the road at the time that the dynamite fell off the truck and it may be that a motorist picked up the boxes shortly therafter. “At this time, our main priority is locating and recovering the two boxes of dynamite as soon as possible,” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, RCMP spokesperson. “The explosives do pose a health and safety risk to individuals not trained in handling it in addition to the risk to the general public should it not be properly stored at this time. The RCMP is seeking any information that will lead to the return of these two boxes of explosives.” In a release on July 23, Orica Canada said it “continues to work in cooperation with the Terrace Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the investigation into recovering the two missing boxes.” Orica is currently conducting an internal investigation into this incident to determine its cause and any corrective actions to be taken. The safety of

the community and the company’s employees is Orica’s first priority. Within the first two hours of the incident, according to the release, Orica Canada Inc. notified the explosives Regulatory Division, (ERD) - a branch of Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Transport Emergency Centre, (CANUTEC). Both entities continue to receive updates as further information is gathered. In addition, a formal form 34 (Explosives Incident Report) has been filed with the ERD, and a formal 30-day report as per section 8.3 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods regulations will be submitted. PowerPro is a nitroglycerin sensitized, extra gelatin dynamite formulated for use in surface and underground mining applications. PowerPro can be initiated by extreme instances of shock, friction or mechanical impact. As with all explosives, PowerPro should be handled and stored with care and must be kept clear of flame and excessive heat. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this material or anyone who wishes to assist in seeing it safely returned, the RCMP ask that they contact the Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7415 or their local police services. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can do so by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477.

Crack shack busted Police closed down a crack house on Tamarack St. on July 24, arresting six men and three women while seizing crack, heroin, methamphetamine and an assortment of drug trafficking material. Charges of possession with the purpose of trafficking, three counts, one each for cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin were later approved against Melvin Robinson. “The others were released, most likely without charges,” said Corp. Craig Douglass, media liaison with the RCMP. He added both the Downtown Enforcement Unit and crime reduction teams were on-hand to make the bust. The DEU, a unit which has received a lot of media attention in the last year, with the mayor and city council wanting them kept in the downtown core, requested the assistance of the crime reductions unit for the arrest. The crime reductions unit is mainly focused on property crimes. “And they are the best surveillance team,” Douglass said of the team, which generally are in plain clothes.

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Wax Mannequin is embarking on a national tour in support of his upcoming album, No Safe Home, that takes him to Nancy O’s Restaurant on August 7 – the same day the album is released. The album offers a subdued collection of great songs that follows in the style of his acclaimed 2009 release. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 a the door.

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When you got it, flaunt it – and they did. Judy Russell, orchestra, cast and crew of The Producers have pulled off an extraordinary feat. They’ve brought to the stage a rather complex but thoroughly enjoyable musical, one that will be talked about and treasured for a long time to come. Talk about talent. Tons of it. It was great fun producing The Producers – but no easy task, according to Russell. She told the VIP preview performance crowd on Wednesday that the Mel Brooks masterpiece definitely had its challenges for a crew trying to work magic with a smaller stage, making sure that quick set, scene and costume changes appear seamless. Every one of the actors, dancers and singers on stage, many of whom played multiple roles and also appeared in energetic ensemble numbers, put it all into their performance. I call it the “R factor” because Russell inspires anyone in her flight path to soar to greater heights. Mel Brooks’ The Producers is an award-winning, brilliant piece of comedy mixed with biting satire (he wrote the book, lyrics, music) and the local cast has done a great job with the characters and the songs. Too bad I haven’t the space to give a nod to all cast members – it’s kind of like having a stage too small. But I will mention a few. Gil Botelho is a major talent, especially as a comedic actor. The role of the smooth, suave, scheming, serial “senior seducing” Max

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Bill Russell (left) as “Adolf” and other cast members perform an ensemble finale number in Judy Russell’s production of Mel Brooks’ musical The Producers Wednesday at the Prince George Playhouse. Bialystock who sets out to make a Broadway flop and steal from his investors fits him like a glove – or producer’s hat. Even for an actor with a seriously long list of credits under his belt, Botelho still brings a very fresh and energetic edge to the part. His timing is spot on, his facial expressions priceless and his on-stage charisma has not just the “walker women” in a swoon. Botelho plays well off Owen Selkirk (literally, in one hilarious scene) who plays accountant turned business tycoon Leo Bloom. Selkirk is an Enchainement Centre-trained ballet dancer who now, it turns out, has considerable skill as a singer and actor. Watch for his name in

lights. Amanda Spurlock is delightful as Ulla. Andrew Russell as the German playwright turned actor Franz Liebkind whose character does indeed ‘break a leg’ shows real flair for his part, right down to the strong delivery, German accent and “goose step.” Matt Russell is hilarious in his multiple roles – and he wears hot pink spandex rather well. Nigel McInnis as Carmen, DuBris’ colourful covivant, is another talent who fits the bill perfectly. Mark Wheeler plays anything well, this time around his characters include Gunter, a brooding judge and a walk-on Winston Churchill. I have to say though, Bill Rus-

sell stole the show. He also made the show – if you count his hard work on the set design and technical team. He plays the flamboyantly gay director Roger DeBris and an actor with “starring” roles in Bialystock Bloom productions of Springtime for Hitler and Prisoners in Love. Russell’s on-stage antics, notably his drag queen routine, had the audience doubled over in non-stop laughter. This is a musical theatre at its best. Don’t miss it. Judy Russell presents: The Producers, a Mel Brooks hit musical, from July 26 to August 4 at the Prince George Playhouse. Evening shows are at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at Studio 2880.


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For Canadian performer Dave Bidini, tying hockey together with music has become second nature. Motivation has helped turn him into the success story he is today. But the 48-yearold also benefited from being raised in a region where it wasn’t hard to get influenced as an up and comer in the entertainment industry. Bidini hails from the greater Toronto region – Etobicoke to be precise – a heavily populated, diverse and sophisticated part of the country. A few of Canada’s top bands and musicians started their careers in the city. Considering hockey is about as Canadian as maple syrup, he can’t be blamed for developing a passion for the contact sport on ice. He plays the game, watches the game and even sings about the game. All that noted, Bidini may be as suitable a guest for the Y Champions Hockey Weekend as they come. Bidini

joins TSN SportsCentre hosts Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole as guests of the third annual event of its kind, Sept. 7 and 8 in Prince George. Bidini’s band, fittingly called BidiniBand, will perform a concert at Shooters Pub downtown on Sept. 7. “It’s pretty high energy and we’re a very sort of friendly band,” Bidini says. “Also, we’re interested in coming to new places and stuff too, and I had always heard that Prince George is a great place to play, a real interesting cultural city and stuff.” Members of BidiniBand also plan on showing off their onice skills during their visit. “I’m sort of in the middle and our drummer Don (Kerr) is kind of, I guess he would sort of be like as big as a lion. But his ankles or whatever and his skating, he’s still developing his skating style,” Bidini says. “But he’s a real gamer and tries really hard. We’ve kind of got every level of hockey represented in

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Musician Dave Bidini is one of the special guests for the third annual Y Champions Hockey Weekend on Sept. 7 and 8. our band I’d say.” The band includes guitarist Paul Linklater and bassist Doug Friesen. BidiniBand was formed in 2007 after the Rheostatics, a band Bidini founded in 1979. Kerr also performed with the Rheostatics, Bidini noting that spectators attending their Prince George show can expect to hear songs from the original band. As a resident of the greater Toronto area, Bidini has followed and supported the Maple Leafs. Like so many Leafs fans of the National Hockey

League franchise, Bidini has remained loyal, despite the team holding the National Hockey League’s longest Stanley Cup drought at 45 years and counting. Bidini’s song list even includes an ode to former Toronto Maple Leafs player Wendel Clark, and he’s performed at many hockey events. He even did a tribute show for the late Pat Burns, the former NHL head coach who passed away from cancer in November 2010 at the age of 58. Bidini is also a journalist, writer and

filmmaker. He has a weekly column in the National Post, has written several books and put together different films. He helped put together BidiniBand’s In the Rock Hall album earlier this year, and is working on another book. Bidini has also travelled a lot, his career taking him around North America and overseas. The band’s summer touring schedule includes a stop in Wells for the upcoming ArtsWells festival. They’ll lead a songwriting band camp from July 31 to Aug. 3, and are among the list of festival musical performers. “I think you’re always kind of excited by your next thing, and what you’re working on at the time, the last song that’s written and the next book,” Bidini says. “The worst thing you can do really as an artist is to look back and rest on it. You’re happy to have that body of work, but you want to keep moving forward, so I think that’s kind of part of it for me.”

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Who looks after the caregiver? The annual Salmon Valley Woman’s Festival is all about women enjoying a weekend just for themselves. Time to relax, rejuvenate and rejoice. Relax by the river, take part in a healing circle, do some crafts, watch entertainment, sample food or shop for handcrafted jewelry – there are lots of ways to have fun. An important part of the festival, however, is learning new skills and ways to cope with stress in everyday life. That’s where event facilitators Tammy Skomorowski and Sheri Bishop can help. They invite caregivers to learn (or remember) to take care of themselves. That may sound like an oxymoron but many women get so caught up caring for other people that they put their own needs last. “Previously we gave workshops on assertiveness and other aspects of self-improvement but this year we

decided to take a different approach,” said Skomorowski. “This is a high-stress society where everyone is ‘plugged into’ everyone else. Today’s woman is often in a caring role both at work and with family obligations – it’s not like it was in the 50s. “We want women to think about self-care, we are taking a step back, and looking at the big picture.” Part of the problem is learned behaviour, she said. “Some women think that they have to give, and give, and give – in order to be valued and that is just not true.” Both a B.C. and Canadian registered clinical counsellor, Skomorowski has a Masters of Education in Counselling from UNBC. “How can you help others if you’re not in a good place yourself? You have to be settled, grounded and balanced.” The Self-Care for the Caregiver session is set up not in a lecture style but in circle format to facilitate conversation.

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When you’ve been checking out everything at the Women’s Festival, a foot massage is a great idea. Participants can take part in breathing exercises and journaling, and they have the freedom to be themselves. “I use therapeutic techniques from my training,” said Sko-

morowski. “It’s good for women to be at the festival in a nice, tranquil setting beside the river, where they don’t have to be a mom or an employee. It’s a great getaway

and they can just be themselves.” Bishop has a Masters of Social Work. She too finds her background useful in facilitating sessions. Journaling is one way the women can express themselves. “It helps to write things down, put it on paper, even it’s just because of the hand movement it requires to do that. “We give them prompts, ideas, something to consider when they are writing it down. It can be an image, a feeling or an emotion.” The Self-Care for the Caregiver session is on Friday, August 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. The fifth annual Salmon Valley Woman’s Festival at Rockins’ River Resort runs August 10, 11 and 12. The event features empowering workshops, tarot readers, healers, fire circle, moon honouring, entertainment, vendors, camping and more. For more information contact Robyn at 250-640-3363 or 1-877971-2224 or visit www.

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More than 20 per cent of Canadian seniors have no natural teeth. This condition, considered a physical handicap by the World Health Organization, renders a senior unable to eat properly. This handicap leads to malnutrition, weight loss, and general deterioration of health. This handicap also affects speech. Many seniors with this condition are too embarrassed to smile or interact with others, and this change in behaviour leads to social isolation, loneliness and depression. While cavities and gum disease are the main causes, a senior can still lose their teeth despite a lifetime of conscientious dental care - due to medications. In December 2004, the Prince George Construction Association partnered up with the P.G. Council of Seniors to establish a Seniors Denture Program. This collaboration was a response to an ever-growing number of seniors needing dentures but lacking the financial resources to acquire them, or to

pay for realignment and repairs of existing dentures. That need is even greater today. Seniors struggling to pay for dentures can obtain applications for this program from the P.G. Council of Seniors. Applicants will be asked to submit personal financial information along with written quotes from their denturist. Applicants may only receive partial funding, and approval is based on the greatest need. Since 2004, a handful of other program partners and donors have joined the P.G. Council of Seniors in addressing this need, including the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Women’s League, PG Retired Teachers Association, North Central Seniors Association, Ladies Auxiliary to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a few private individuals. However, most years the number of applicants far exceeds the funds available. Donations to this fund can be sent to the PG Council of Seniors, 1055 Fifth Avenue. Charitable receipts are available.

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The Central British Columbia Railway and Forestry Museum is launching its first publication, Switching On: Creating the Electrified Sub Division of British Columbia Railway written by B.C. Rail engineer Peter Bridge. This book tells the untold story of rail line electrification and the construction of the fleet of electric locomotives in the 1980s which made B.C. a world leader in freight railway technology. The 130 km long branch line to Tumbler Ridge was constructed by the British Columbia Railway from 1981 to 1984 in an isolated region of northeast British Columbia to haul coal destined for Japanese steel-making. Construction time was officially recorded as 995 days. Electrification of the line was not seriously considered until 1982. It was then that an extraordinary set of circumstances came together from local and foreign origins, with the result that the electrification project could be planned and completed within two years, a time frame which may never be bettered and which makes the circumstances of its creation and construction of particular interest. Switching On: Creating the Electrified Sub-Division of British Columbia Railway is available through the Railway and Forestry Museum, the West Coast Railway Heritage Park and Books and Company.

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Charles Amos is pretty proud of his title – Prince George Idol 2012. He thinks his original song I Can’t Sleep, where he accompanied himself on the guitar,

probably got him the top spot Saturday night at the Playhouse. But now comes the hard part – what to do for an encore? It may just keep him up at night. Amos chose Tears in Heaven for his second song, accompanied

on guitar by Terrance Moonie. His talent was no surprise to audiences but Amos was in for a surprise himself. “He got a card onstage that his mother Ana was in the audience,” said event organizer and voice coach Dawn Boudreau.

“She’d flown in from Edmonton especially for the competition.” For his part, Amos, a PGSS graduate, thinks of his first place finish as a stepping stone in his career. “I’m happy to have won the Idol competition and I’m looking

forward to the opportunities it will provide in the future,” he said Thursday. Prince George Idol was a showcase of talent and it may have been nerve-wracking for some of the contestants but it provided a great evening of entertainment for an audience of music lovers. Every year, the bar is raised higher, says Boudreau, who is currently furthering her music career in Vancouver. “The level of talent displayed by the

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audience. They included Amos, Jaymie Walker (second place), Brooklyn Derksen (third place), Caitlyn Macaulay (fourth place), David Baycroft, Monica Tsang, Paige Marriott and Vanessa Wittstruck. Voting in the competition works by ballots and a points system. Prize packages donated from community organizations were awarded to the top four singers. For more about the annual event visit www.dawnboudreau. com.

contestants this year was impressive and inspiring,” said Boudreau. “I hope all the artists keep expressing and developing their skills and that each one learned something great about themselves through the process of this competition.” The local talent pool began with 31 participants, the top eight performances were narrowed down by votes of the audience. These eight contestants performed two numbers each July 21 before an appreciative

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Dogs strut their stuff The Prince George Kennel Club is holding a dog show this weekend, and there will be plenty of chances to see some great dogs in action. There will be two rings set up at the site at 5100 North Nechako Road, formerly North Nechako Elementary School and now the Oriental Wellness Centre. The show starts today (Friday) at 8 a.m. with an all-breed puppy sweepstakes. At 9 a.m., both rings swing into action with seven groups of dogs being shown throughout the day.

The best in show is expected to be awarded around 4:30 p.m., and will be followed by a junior handling competition. On July 28. the show starts at 8 a.m. in both rings, with, again, all seven groups being shown in each ring. Best in show for the day is expected to take place at 3:30 p.m., followed by another junior handling competition. July 29 is another full day for the judges, as the first group takes to the rings at 8 a.m., and the best in show is expected to be awarded around 4 p.m.

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Canadian Olympic wrestling team member Leah Callahan grew up in Mackenzie. But these days, her most loyal supporters may be just down the road from there. Parents Steve and Molly are Prince George residents who hold different positions within School District 57, while PGSS wrestling coach Louie Van Grootel was one of her biggest influences along the way. Van Grootel coached Callahan in her last two seasons of high school wrestling, leading up to her graduation from Mackenzie Secondary in 2005. Seven years have passed, and while she’s been living in Calgary since 2006, Leah still shows her appreciation for those who helped her meet her goal of qualifying for the Olympics. An example of that came following the Canadian Wrestling Qualification Trails in Winnipeg in December. After earning her spot on the Olympic team as Canada’s female 72-kilogram representative, Callahan signed a photo and gave it to Van Grootel during a visit back to Prince

George. The photo of Callahan and Van Grootel was taken at the 2005 high school wrestling nationals in St. John’s, Nfld., the same city where Callahan was born. Callahan won a silver medal in St. John’s, something that may have been special at the time. These days, Callahan is aiming much higher. She’ll attempt to land a spot on the podium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England at the qualifier and final on Aug. 9. Van Grootel felt honoured to get recognized by his former student after she qualified for the Olympics. “You do and you have that piece, but I’d have to say for the most part I’m just really wanting to see her do well and perform when she gets there,” he said in an interview on Monday. “When it comes to Leah, she’s always been a motivator and just a really unique personality who I had the opportunity to coach, and I just want to see her perform well. “Sure she’s a phenomenal athlete and she’s motivated and trains 24/7, but the other piece that is there is that she never forgets people either. I think she’s

very aware of the effort that she’s put in and has done, but I think she’s very aware of all the different support systems that she’s had.” Also playing a major role in Callahan’s development was Ken Barwise, who started the Mackenzie Secondary wrestling program during her Grade 8 year. Coaches in the region acted as a team and supported it. “But it was really Ken Barwise kind of taking it under his wing and giving it a try that kind of started things out for the Mackenzie program there,” Van Grootel said. Callahan joined the University of Calgary wrestling team in 2006, and has a long list of accomplishments since then. Notable feats include winning gold at the senior national championships in 2010, being a three-time Canadian Interuniversity Sport champion from 2009 to 2011, and a first-place finish at the 2011 Pan American Wrestling Championships. “She’s always had the drive, she’s always had the personality to kind of succeed and the motivation and the athleticism, so it was really the whole package for

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Canadian Olympic wrestler Leah Callahan signed this photo of her and wrestling coach Louie Van Grootel. The photo was taken at 2005 high school national championships in St. John’s, Nfld., where Callahan won a silver medal. Callahan is scheduled to compete at the Summer Olympics in London in the women’s 72-kilogram division on Aug. 9. her,” Van Grootel said. Callahan’s path to qualifying for the Olympics is shared through an online documentary known as the Sticking Place. The

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The Prince George Barracudas are coming off another busy weekend of swimming. The club was represented at a couple of meets, the senior championships in Edmonton and the BC Summer Games in Surrey. Four members of the club competed in the longcourse meet in Edmonton: Katie Mann, Haley Black, Danica Ludlow and Sterling King. The top result among the swimmers was a fourthplace finish by Ludlow in the 400-metre freestyle. She completed the race in four minutes and 20.96 seconds (4:20.96), setting a new club record in the process. Ludlow also set a personal and club record time in the 1,500m freestyle, clocking in at 17:22.81 to finish fifth. She also set a club record in the 100m freestyle (59.17) and had one other top-10 finish, taking seventh in the 800m freestyle. Mann set four club records in Edmonton: the 100m breaststroke (1:13.83), 200m breaststroke (2:37.73), 400m individual medley (5:03.04) and 200m individual medley (2:21.14). Her 200m individual medley time was also a personal best, while her effort in the 200m breaststroke resulted

in a 10th place finish. One other club mark was set, by Black in the 200m backstroke (2:18.91). As a club, the Barracudas ended up 33rd overall. Eight members of the Barracudas competed in short-course swimming at the BC Summer Games: Adrian Lamb, Samantha Agliani, Kathryn Chrobot, Kayla Korolek, Emma Williams, Morgan Norn, Jordan Ozcan and Brianna Pallot. Chrobot had the best race result, as his 200m backstroke time of 2:27.40 gave him first in the event with an age group national and Western Canadian championship standard. He also took first in the 100m backstroke (1:08.73), and finished second in the 400m individual medley (5:24.01) and 200m breaststroke (2:49.04) events. Another memorable performance came from Jordan Ozcan, who set an age group national standard in the 100m breaststroke, clocking in at 1:15.56 to end up third in the race. Fourteen members of the club qualified for the Canadian Age Group National Championships, taking Ev a n SEA L/ Bla ck Pre s s place this weekend in Calgary. For results from that Jordan Ozcan of Prince George competes in the 100-metre meet, check Wednesday’s breaststroke during the 2012 BC Summer Games in Surrey Free Press. on the weekend.





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Gold’s Gym is a back-up option. The founder and creator of Phat Camp Inc., Hendershott is a Sylvia Bucknell has been travel- 40-year-old American who lives in ling to Edmonton for Jen Hender- North Carolina. As a fitness comshott fitness sessions the past five petitor, she’s won both of the biggest titles in fitness, the Fitness years. The 33-year-old Prince George International and Ms. Olympia bodybuilder has acted as a spokes- competition. Hendershott has been an inspiraperson for Phat Camp each time she’s returned, sharing stories tion to fitness competitors all over about the benefits of working North America. In the case of Bucknett, a Chetwynd produnder Hendershott. uct, the classes have If all goes accordacted as preparation for ing to plan, Bucknell major events. Bucknell will see her friend and is preparing to compete mentor without havin the Canadian Body ing to leave the city. Building Federation Dates have been set for National Fitness Figure the first Phat Camp in Bikini and men’s phyPrince George, with sique championships Hendershott planning Aug. 11 in New Westto hold fitness sessions minster. from Sept. 7 to 9. Sylvia Bucknell “She’s a motiva“I asked her to come - Made request tional speaker and she to Prince George, and I is genuine, honest and kind of put some signup sheets at the gym to pull for very personal,” she said of Henderinterest because I need to get about shott. “You feel like you’re spend40 to 50 names of people who are ing the entire weekend with her. interested in coming to the camp,” She’s very hands on and she’s very Bucknell said on Monday. “I got intuitive when it comes to picking all of those e-mail addresses and people out of the crowd who need contact information, so she’s added emotional and physical support, Prince George to her tour dates, and really building people up. It’s and now we’re just looking for not just about physical fitness, but people to actually register and sign mental fitness as well. She’ll do up for the camp and support it. self-esteem building exercises, get We’re at, last time I checked, about everybody kind of opening up and 18 were signed up, and there’s sharing stories. She’ll have some amazing inspirational stories from room for plenty more.” While the dates are set, the camp women that she’s met, and then can’t become a reality until other you do get a great workout.” Anybody interested in entering hurdles are crossed. “We need registration to be con- the camp can register at a spefirmed by the end of this month so cial sign up price of $200 for the that she can finalize her plans and weekend. To register, contact Phat afford the trip up here to Prince Camp staff member Terri Abraham George because she brings some at For more information on Phat of her staff members with her as well,” Bucknell said. “The boot Camp, visit the website at www. camps in Edmonton, they handle “I want the camp to be sucalmost 100 women for the weekcessful and have as many women end.” Bucknell is in the process of lin- as possible experience it. It’s life ing up a location for the camp. changing,” Bucknell said. “What’s She’s already contacted Northern really amazing too is some of the Sport Centre staff to try and hold stories that you hear from other the camp in the facility on the women and the challenges they’ve UNBC campus. At the moment, overcome.”

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wait, the time has arrived as sports such as archery, badminton, canoeing, judo, table tennis, sailing and wrestling to surface from obscurity to grab our attention. (By the way, that’s freestyle wrestling and certainly not the 1000th edition of WWE RAW). We are fans of the Olympics because it is more than just a sport, a game or a competition, but rather we unite as one, to cheer and identify with the athlete wearing the distinguished Canadian colors. I don’t know who will turn out to become the next Carol Huynh, but it will be fun to find out. Prince George does not have an Olympian, although boxer Kenny Lally and 1500 metres runner Geoff Martinson were among the locals that came within a whisker of qualifying. Lally is already setting his sights on advancing to the 2016 Olympics in


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UNBC is taking a lead role in a new national network looking at the issues faced by aboriginal people living in cities. The University of Northern British Columbia is partnering with the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC), government ministries, and regional research centres across Canada to develop the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN) and research the policies and issues that affect Canada’s city-dwelling aboriginal population. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently approved $2.5 million in funding over five years to go towards the project led nationally by Trent University and by UNBC in western Canada. “Although more than half of Canada’s Aboriginals live in urban centres, the realities of urban Aboriginal people remain much less understood by researchers, government officials, and many service agencies than those of on-reserve First Nations people and Inuit in the North,” says UNBC professor of First Nations Studies Ross Hoffman, who, along with UNBC Economics professor Paul Bowles, will be coordinating UNBC’s research activities in the project. “This is the first time universities, government ministries, and friendship centres have ever been brought together at the national level to address issues of aboriginal policy.” “Research is at its most valu-

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Paul Bowles, left, Ross Hoffman, and Barb WardBurkitt are among the key local people involved in the new Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network.

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able when it’s used to improve peoples’ lives. Many Aboriginal people feel like they’ve been surveyed and researched to death, but to little affect,” says Barb WardBurkitt, executive director of the Prince George Native Friendship Centre. Prince George has the second highest urban aboriginal population in B.C. outside of Vancouver. “I believe UNBC was approached to be a leader in this area because it tries to match its research activities with the needs of the region and this is another example of that.”

biker Catharine Pendrel of Kamloops, swimmer Ryan Cochrane of Victoria or tri-athlete and flag bearer Simon Whitfield of Victoria) stepping to the podium, the Olympic moment is resounding, even life-changing. It can be debated whether there is “true” sport anymore but these Games are the pinnacle of sacrifice, immense training and the ultimate in accomplishment. Emotions will range from pure joy to frustration to heartbreak, which is an atmosphere we can all relate to. ••• As much as the Nashville Predators hesitated to pay Shea Weber $14 million for each of the next four seasons and $12 million for the two after that, they did not have much choice but to find the money and keep their three-time all-star defenceman. The Predators made the logical choice by deciding to match the Philadelphia Flyers’ 14-year, $110 million offer sheet to Weber, a deal that includes $68 million in bonus money in the first six years. Two years ago, Nashville lost Dan Hamhuis to the Vancouver Canucks. In a bigger blow, earlier this month they lost another defenceman, Ryan Suter, to the Minnesota Wild. In addition, the Predators have parted company with Alexander Radulov, Andrei Kostitsyn and Jordin Tootoo, to name a few. If they had decided to let the 26-year-old Weber depart for four first round draft picks, the beleaguered franchise would have been in a near state of chaos, and, as a scary thought, that would have left the much travelled Hal Gil to anchor the blue line. Sometimes a team is forced to bite the bullet in order to ensure its fan base they care about the product and winning. This is one of those circumstances. The Predators got it right. Hartley Miller is the sports director for radio stations 94X and the Wolf@97fm. He also writes for the Opinion 250. Send along a quote, note, or anecdote to


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E.Fry opens pair of local residences


It took only a second for dignitaries to cut the purple ribbon Tuesday officially opening a new 36-unit housing complex for seniors and persons with disabilities. However it was years in the making. Kathi Heim, executive director, Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Housing Society thanked project partners, supporters and government officials for their vital role in helping to create the muchneeded facility. The society received over 150 applications for the units. “That tells us our work isn’t done,” said Heim, who’s worked for the local non-profit society for 24 years. “There is still a great need for housing [like this].” Each of the 36 new residents at 1373 Sixth Ave. has their own personal story, she said, noting there are many more deserving people who still need housing. “We know that access to safe, affordable housing is a key issue on the minds of many seniors and persons with disabilities.” The society looks forward to future builds and more partnerships, she said. Elizabeth Fry Place came together quite smoothly with the help of about 100 people (not including tradespeople). It has become “its own little community” with tenants who enjoy socializing outside in the courtyard and inside in common areas. They have “become

friends,” she said, noting that is not always the case in large apartment buildings where people often keep to themselves. Heim said construction of the $6 million dollar complex was completed “within 15 months and on budget.” Also officially opened on Tuesday was Hart Haven on Dagg Road. This seniors’ rental housing project provides 30 units of affordable modular housing for seniors and persons with disabilities in need. Both projects are funded by the federal and provincial governments along with community partners. Several dignitaries, government representatives, supporters, residents (and a few pets) were on hand Tuesday for the openings. Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond pointed to what is – for most people of any age – the importance of having a home. “There are probably very few things that matter as much [to them] as a place to call home,” said Bond. “Everyone deserves to have a home they’re proud of.” Bond said she was also proud of the work done by the local Elizabeth Fry Society. She said both the Elizabeth Fry and Hart Haven projects provide comfortable and accessible housing. Dan McLaren (CEO, Commonwealth Group) was singled out by more than one speaker as being a key contributor to the project. “Don is a relentless advocate for the down-

Resident Jennifer McEachen (with guide dog Aiken), centre, is joined by local politicians and members of EFry to officially open Elizabeth Fry Place.

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town revitalization,” said Mayor Shari Green, who described McLaren’s longstanding enthusiasm and support for the housing project. Rather than people being worried about living downtown “there is a huge waiting list to get into this facility.” In a news release issued Tuesday, she said: “Seniors are the backbone of any healthy and vibrant community. That is why it is important to connect our seniors in need with quality, affordable housing like the ones we find at Elizabeth Fry Place and Hart Haven, so they can age in a place in the community they know and love. I would like to thank all the partners that made the openings of both buildings a reality for our seniors.” Bob Zimmer, MP for

Prince George-Peace River, who attended the opening ceremonies Tuesday and offered his congratulations, said in the news release: “Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, our government is taking concrete action to help ensure economic recovery and create the conditions for long-term growth.” Speaking on behalf of Diane Finley, minister of human resources and skills development and minister responsible for CMHC, Zimmer added: “Funding projects like Elizabeth Fry Place and Hart Haven will not only improve the overall housing conditions for seniors but also helps to stimulate the local economy and create jobs.” For her part, Jennifer Hess, board director, spoke

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about the long but rewarding process that led to the construction of Elizabeth Fry Place. “This [building] was 12 years in the making, involving many people, at many levels, for many years,” she said. “This project is about community. This is a community. [People like] to have a sense of belonging, to be a part of something bigger. Our residents can feel ‘secure and valued’.” Jennifer McEachen, who was accompanied by her guide dog to the podium, summed up her feelings Tuesday about her new home. “I moved here in May. ... I love it, it’s perfect,” she said. About $2.7 million of the cost of building Elizabeth Fry Place came from the federal government,

$2.6 million for the project came from the provincial government. The City of Prince George provided $910,000 in cash equity for the Elizabeth Fry Place. Elizabeth Fry Place is operated by the PG and District Elizabeth Fry Housing Society while Hart Haven is directly managed by the B.C. government. The Seniors’ Rental Housing Initiative is a $365 million joint investment under an amendment to the Canada-British Columbia Affordable Housing Agreement which includes funding through Canada’s Economic Action Plan and by the government of British Columbia. For more information about Canada’s Economic Action Plan visit www.


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LOLA-DAWN FENNELL Council of Seniors

Are you going to the fair? Participating in the annual summer or fall fair was an important part of my rural childhood. I won my first ribbon when I was barely knee high to a grasshopper for showing a colourful (and extremely noisy) bantam rooster, “Canty Banty”. Later entries included school sewing projects, home-made jams and my very first attempts at knitting. I’m planning to enter at least three items in the PGX Home Arts and Horticulture exhibit this year – I like to think my knitting has improved since I was eight! For me, the best part of any annual fair has always been trying to see everything there is to see. This year is the PGX’s 100th year, and organizers guarantee there will be plenty to see. The PG Council of Seniors (PGCOS) will be there once F re e P re ss file phot o again with a one-day “fair There’s plenty for young and within the fair”. This year’s old at the PGX. Seniors Info Fair will hap-

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pen Thursday, August 9, seniors’ day at the PGX. Fairground admission for anyone age 60 up is $5 instead of $10 for that day. Traditionally, more than 2,000 seniors take advantage of that reduced admission fee. This year, Seniors Info Fair exhibitors will be found in the Concourse of the CN Centre instead of Kin 1, as this arena is being demolished in preparation for the 2015 Winter Games. The CN Centre Concourse will be open to the public between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Many of this year’s 40 or so information booths will be familiar local organizations and businesses – such as the Canadian Diabetes Association, Medi-Chair, the Prince George Chateau, and Service Canada – as this is PGCOS’s sixth summer event. There will also be a number of interesting new exhibitors this year, including the PG Public Library, Parkinson’s Support Group, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Support Group, Patient Voices Network, and the

CBI Health Centre. Fitness for Seniors’ demonstrations and tunes by a well-known local musician will round out the day. PGCOS will provide “passports” for fair-goers to collect initials or stamps from exhibitors, and completed passports can be entered for free hourly draws. PGCOS could not host this event – or provide the variety of year-round seniors’ programs and services – without the generous assistance of many talented volunteers. Anyone of any age who might be interested in volunteering at this Info Fair or just plain curious about existing volunteering opportunities with PGCOS can attend an orientation session on Monday, July 30 at either 3 p.m. or 7 Call PGCOS at 250-564-5888 to register. See you at the fair! You won’t hear my noisy “Canty Banty” though – he found himself in the soup pot many years ago. Lola-Dawn Fennell is a young-at-heart grandmother, UNBC graduate and general manager of PGCOS.

Boomers have options for back to school RITA WIEBE Special to Free Press

During my time as the CARP Chapter 6 regional chairperson, I had an opportunity to explore post-secondary educational opportunities for older persons in our region. The first was the older worker employment program being offered from the Vanderhoof campus and of which I have done presentations on two separate occasions. I have since found that this program actually originated in Fort St. James, through provincial money allocated for older workers displaced from beetle kill segments of the workplace. Anne McCormick from the CNC campus in Fort St. James is the spearhead behind this project, and says it is now also in “pilot project stage” through the CNC Burns Lake Campus. McCormick is pleased with the community response to the program and indicates that other mature workers or learners not old enough to qualify for the older worker program are opting for the less intensive Worker Options program. My personal observations during presentation at the Vander-

hoof campus included class size of about 12-15 people over the age of 55, from all walks of life. Roundtable introductions and discussion revealed the many dreams and aspirations these learners were pursuing. They spoke optimistically about possibilities for their futures, either as an employee or by starting their own business. Another growing area of educational possibilities is through

the continuing studies department of UNBC. Lisa Haslett, continuing studies coordinator at UNBC, is pleased with the response from mature learners. “We are seeing more and more mature learners as people extend their working lives.” Haslett says that programs like Certified Life Skill Coach training, Risk Management certification and the newly launched Master certificate in project management

are designed as valuable short-term training options, ideal for mature learners. A recent graduate of the “first” Certified Life Skill Training course at UNBC, Iam now certified to facilitate workshops on any topic. I am pleased that our post-secondary institutions are designing programs specific to the 45-plus age group and taking into account our many years of wisdom and experience. Rita Wiebe is a CARP

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

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5589592 Spirit CEO Known as BC’s northern capital, Prince George of is a the vibrantNorth community of 80,000 plus situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers. As a major city of the Pacific Rim, Prince George is firmly tied to the global 3x5 market and offers a lifestyle that is definitely worth boasting about. For more information about Prince George, go to The Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation was created to provide people meaningful opportunities to contribute to improving healthcare within the service area of the University Hospital of Northern BC, Prince George (UHNBC). The community has responded in a very generous way. In the 20 years since the Foundation was created, more than $27 million has been contributed towards capital equipment and improvements, and support of education of healthcare workers and medical staff throughout northern British Columbia. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer strategically manages the operations of this strong and stable charitable organization. Responsibilities The development, management and control of a sizable operation budget. Implementation of successful community partnerships as well as involvement in annual and capital campaigns. Development and implementation of strategic plans, comprehensive human resource strategies and a program strategy that is financially viable, meeting the needs of the growing Prince George community. Planning and delivery of a capital development strategy. Qualifications Minimum 5 years of progressive management responsibly and experience, leading a multi-service organization. Experience in philanthropy, including capital campaigns and experience in managing capital expansions. A related University degree, equivalent education and experience may be considered. Demonstrated commitment to the development of healthy and vibrant communities. Competencies Including but not limited to Commitment to organization, vision and values; Philanthropy; Strategic leadership; Business orientation; Managing change; Project management; Political acumen; Coaching and development. To view this posting in full, go to or If you are interested in this position, please email your resume (as a word file using your name as the file title) and cover letter in confidence, by August 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm PST to Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation 1475 Edmonton Street Prince George, B.C. V2M 1S2

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

DIVERSIFIED Transportation Ltd.

Trades, Technical

D.R.T. Mini Excavating Ltd. Commercial or Residential

call Mark 250-614-3028 or


To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and three (3) references detailing which position you are applying for, to:

Prince George Native Friendship Centre 1600 Third Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 3G6 Fax: (250) 563-0924 E-mail: Applications will be accepted until dates noted on postings, no telephone inquiries please. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Misc. Wanted I Buy Old Coins & Collections Olympic, Gold Silver Coins etc Call Chad 250-863-3082 Local

Home Improvements

Real Estate

Bath & Kitchen Specialist

Acreage for Sale

We bring creative design ideas to the table, as we work closely with you to achieve the perfect remodel. No job too big and none certainly, too small. Call Tom today for free estimate.


G Gilbert Renovation Year round reno needs. Int/ext, nothing too small. 30 yrs exp. Free estimates! Call Gaetan (250) 560-5845 or 552-7184

Roofing & Skylights Norm’s Roofing

*Residential roofing & re-roofing*

WCB & Liability Insured Free Estimates (250)961-4500

Pets & Livestock


235 Acres for sale, only 10 minutes from Vanderhoof. Comes with 560sqft new cottage. Great building site at 10 acre pond, fenced, 45 acres cleared. REDUCED! (250)5673193 BEAUTIFUL Four Acre Lot on Catherine Drive. High volume well. Partially cleared with some graveled area, nicely treed and has flat areas ideal for a house site. For more information, please call Judy Mason at 250-564-2660

Business for Sale Located in the sunny warm southern interior of BC. Profitable, established Welding Shop & Power Equipment Dealeship. Turnkey Operation. Asking $529,000. Call 1 (250)453-2242 or email:

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

Mobile Homes & Parks


Certified HD Mechanic Quesnel, BC

Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company with marketing and manufacturing facilities throughout Western Canada. Our commitment to excellence in the forest industry has resulted in significant growth. We arecurrently seeking a CERTIFIED HD MECHANIC to join our progressive team at Tolko’s Quest Wood sawmill facility located in Quesnel, B.C. The Quesnel area has a population of 25,000 people and combines small-town values and affordable housing with a full array of recreational, educational and healthcare facilities. We are surrounded by rivers and lakes offering unlimited yearround outdoor recreational opportunities.

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

RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Opening May 2012. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Ask us about our Free Rent option! 250-462-7055.

250-706-7202 250-395-0832

Apt/Condo for Rent

Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Profit guide us at Tolko. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? JOIN THE TOLKO PROFESSIONALS If you are a results oriented individual with a proven record of accomplishment in your trade, a strong safety background and a desire to work in a team environment, explore this opportunity by sending a detailed resume by August 8, 2012 to: Penni Yamamoto, Human Resourses Tolko Industries Ltd., Quest Wood Division 1879 Brownmiller Road, Quesnel, B.C. V2J 6R9 Fax: (1) 250-992-1701 or e-mail:



As a successful candidate, you will be a qualified HD MECHANIC with a valid Interprovincial Journeyman ticket. Experience with Liebherr, Caterpillar and Taylor equipment would be a definite asset. A Level 3 Welding ticket would be an definite asset as well. Shifts could consist of days and or afternoons (must be flexible to work both). This individual will be a team player with good interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Will have the ability to work with minimal supervision, and will be able to contribute positively to a quality team environment.

Return all your empty beverage containers to a Return-It Depot for recycling. Find locations at

Camping Gear For Sale 1- tent 2-3 man never used 1- sleeping bag never used 2- air mattresses, 1- air pump, 1- portable BBQ, 1 - cooler, 2 - lawn chairs never used. All for $300 OBO (250)614-0355 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

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

Family Wellness Programs: Early Childhood Educator

A hard copy listing the roles, responsibilities and qualifications of the position are available from the Prince George Native Friendship Centre’s web site at (click on Join Our Team / Careers).

Heavy Duty Machinery

Misc. for Sale

Closing date: July 27, 2012 at 12:00 Noon

Closing date: August 10, 2012 at 12 Noon


Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under Spa @ Home. Poor circulation inflammation, skin conditions. Natural/Herbal. All ages. Sat & Sun only 1156 4th Ave

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

Free Items Free Kittens to a good home (250)564-0005 ask for Shari

• 1 & 2 bedroom apartments available • Close to hospital & downtown • Rent includes heat, hot water • Elevator to undercover parking • Fridge, stove, quality carpets, drapes • Laundry on each floor • No pets

To Rent Call:

250-561-1447 Bach $500, 1 bdr. $570, 2 bdr. $650; heat, h/w incl., 1601 Queensway; 250-596-4275 250-612-7199 Briarwood Apts. 1330/80 Foothills Blvd. 1 & 2 Bdrm suites 250-561-1571 HARDWOOD MANOR APTS Under New Management! 1 & 2 bdrm suites Heat & Hot water included.

1575 Queesway 250-596-9484

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Commercial/ Industrial

Property Management

Antiques / Classics

Majestic Management (1981) Ltd.


Carriage Lane Estates


HILLSBOROUGH Apts 3820 - 15th Ave

Under New Management

Close to CNC and shopping


Park Village Apartments 125 N Ospika Blvd 2 & 3 bdrm suites Phone 250-612-5162

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

Phone 250-596-4555


Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Pine Glen Apartments 255 N. Ospika (Rental OfďŹ ce) Spacious clean 2 & 3 bdrm 1 1/2 bath Heat, Hot water & Parking incl. Laundry & Play ground on Site. Ask about our new rates Bus route to all amenities 250-561-1823


2666 Upland Street 1 & 2 bedroom apts. Rent includes: hydro, heat, hot water, appliances, drapes and parking. Quiet, no pets


GIBRALTAR MINE: Rock-Solid Career Growth

VENICE PLACE APTS 1438 Queensway Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm Suites Balcony, Elevator, Underground parking. Heat included Call (250)561-1446

CE • OFFI ERCIAL M • COM IL • RETA Space available for rent For all your rental needs Call 562-8343 or 562-RENT

Duplex / 4 Plex 3 bdrm upper level suite for rent. Includes utilities Reasonably priced. 250-552-1178

Homes for Rent

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.

2788 Victoria St. 5 bdrm, 2 kitchen, 2 bath, rent negotiable, good for 2 families. (250)961-2265

We currently have a full time opportunity for a:

BUYER Position Summary Reporting to the Superintendent, Materials Management, the Buyer is responsible for the procurement of parts, materials and services for mine site user departments. SpeciďŹ c Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: s !PPLYING MATERIALS DEPARTMENT STANDARDS AND procedures s -ONITORS AND MAINTAINS PARTS AND MATERIALS STOCK inventory levels s 2ECEIVES PURCHASE REQUESTS TENDERS NEGOTIATES AND assigns purchase agreements s %XPEDITES DELIVERY OF PARTS MATERIALS AND SERVICES AS REQUIREDANDKEEPSINTERNALCUSTOMERSINFORMED s #OORDINATESCUSTOMSCLEARANCEOFIMPORTEDANDEXPORTED goods s #ONTINUOUSLY ASSESSES VENDOR PERFORMANCE MAINTAINS appropriate vendor relationships and reviews, troubleshoots and approves vendor invoices s #ONTRIBUTESTOTHEINTEGRITYOFTHEMATERIALSMANAGEMENT database s 0REPARES INFORMATION FOR MATERIALS DEPARTMENT performance reports s $EMONSTRATES AN AWARENESS OF COSTS AND PERFORMS activities in a cost effective manner QualiďŹ cations s (IGH 3CHOOL GRADUATE WITH OR ENROLLMENT IN 3#-0 #00 ACCREDITATIONWITHATLEASTYEARSOFPURCHASING IN A RESOURCE INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENT OR AN EQUIVALENT combination of education, training and experience. s %XCELLENTNEGOTIATINGSKILLSANDEXPERIENCEINTENDERING and contract preparation is desired s 7ORKINGKNOWLEDGEOFELECTRONICPURCHASINGMODULEIN %20OR#--3SOFTWAREPROGRAM s !CCOMPLISHED WRITTEN VERBAL AND GROUP PRESENTATION skills Compensation Gibraltar offers an excellent beneďŹ t package which includes COMPETITIVE SALARY A 2EGISTERED 2ETIREMENT 3AVINGS 0LAN and relocation assistance to Williams Lake. QualiďŹ ed applicants, eligible to work in Canada, are invited to explore this opportunity by submitting a cover letter and detailed RESUMEOUTLININGYOURQUALIlCATIONSANDEXPERIENCE under the careers section to electronically submit your application or to LEARNMOREABOUTOUR.EW0ROSPERITY !LEYAND(ARMONY 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

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1 bedroom in house shared accommodation, for quite, mature, single, female student. $400 per month. includes, sep bedroom & family room on 1st oor.Util included plus cable and wiďŹ 250-596-1374 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

439 Ogilvie St 2 bdrm bsmt suite $750/mo includes utilities (250)961-2265 Juniper 3BDRM/1BA, newly renovated large unfurn bsmt suite in quiet home. Private entrance. Utilities incl. Quiet, mature adult only. N/S,N/P. Ref’s required. $775 250-8633246

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



Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW DL11143 Details and APPLY online OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743

Cars - Domestic

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

Cars - Sports & Imports

SPORT SEDAN Hub City 1x2 STK# 7394-1 5163990


2.0L Turbo 1-4, Manual, Leather interior, Loaded, Financing as low as 0.9% APR on approved credit. Only 15,521 kms. Sale $28,499 Hub City Motors 1822 Queensway 250.564.7228



2011 18’ Creekside Trailer A/C, elec awning, Loaded. Reduced $14,000 OBO 250596-4145



Modular Homes

Auto Financing YOU’RE APPROVED

Shared Accommodation

Suites, Lower

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 signiďŹ cant 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

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


DL# 31221



Modular Homes


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

FULL TIME LUXURY RV 2007 Triple E Empress 4004 Diesel 400HP Class A Motorhome. Full body paint, 4 slides, 8kw. Gen, ONLY 27,900 Miles, 2 solar panels, washer/dryer, power awning, back up and side cameras, auto sat. system with 3 tvs, too many options to list. Stk#2817

Dealer #9968 Sale $199,000 Jim 604-788-5343

Sport Utility Vehicle


‘99 Honda CRV Special Edition 4 cyl, all wheel drive, auto AC,looks like new, 200,000 km, $6500 obo 250-649-6487


3157 Bellamy Place Prince George, BC


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60 hrs on new Merc 6.2. Elec anchor winch. $30K. 778-855-4023

ON NOW AT YOUR BC GMC DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */x/†Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Terrain FWD (R7A), 2012 Acadia FWD (R7B) and 2012 Sierra Ext (1SA) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. See Dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See GMC dealer for details. x$7,500/$5,100 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2012 Sierra/2012 Acadia FWD (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. †0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit for 84/72/60 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Terrain/Sierra/Acadia 1.99%/0.99% purchase financing offer on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services/Ally Finance Services for 84 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Acadia FWD/2012 Sierra. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $119.05/$138.89/$166.67 for 84/72/60 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000.00. Example: $10,000 at 1.99%/0.99% APR, the monthly payment is $127.63/$123.27 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $720.94/$354.62, total obligation is $10,720.94/$10,354.62. WBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ∞OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-4667827) or visit for OnStar’s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Owner’s Guide. ,ŠThe Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license.+ For more information visit‥‥2012 GMC Terrain FWD, equipped with standard 2.4L ECOTECÂŽ I-4 engine. Fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2012 Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Competitive segment based on’s 2012 Middle Cross Utility Vehicles Segment, excludes other GM models.‥Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands. V Whichever comes first. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. Based on latest competitive data available.ÂĽAs measured by maximum cargo volume. Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Large / Cross Utility Vehicles and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM Brands. ÂĽÂĽWhen properly equipped with available Trailering Equipment package. Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Large/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM brands VV/â—ŠBased on current website competitive information at time of printing. Prince George Free Press




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Complete July 25, 2012 issue of the Prince George Free press as it appeared in print.