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A ruling handed down Wednesday on B.C.’s timber pricing policies is being hailed as a victory on this side of the border. The London Court of International Arbitration ruled that the province’s timber pricing policies are consistent with the Softwood Lumber Agreement, which was signed in 2006. “This is a total victory for British Columbia and Canada and is great news for B.C.’s lumber workers and their families,” said Pat Bell, minister of jobs, tourism, and innovation, in a press release. “Our government has worked hard to defend and create jobs for British Columbians and to demonstrate that the U.S.’s complaints were unwarranted and groundless.” A 2011 complaint filed by the U.S. alleged that B.C. was selling softwood at less than market value, given an increase in the harvest of low-grade timber. The increased amount of lowgrade timber in B.C. is the result of the unprecedented and devastating mountain pine beetle infestation. B.C.’s auction-based pricing system ensures that the full value of timber has been captured by government, said Bell. “We are extremely pleased with the panel’s decision dismissing all of the United States’ claims in their entirety,” said John Allan, president, B.C. Lumber Trade Council. “The arbitration process was lengthy and thorough and the outcome dem-

onstrates that the B.C. timber pricing system is not in breach of the Softwood Lumber Agreement as the U.S. had claimed.” B.C. and Canada have maintained it would have been far more productive for the U.S. lumber industry to join them to increase demand for wood products across North America, such as what B.C. is doing with its Wood First initiative. In the meantime, British Columbia has diversified its lumber export markets during the arbitration period. B.C. has focused on developing Asian markets, experiencing tremendous growth in recent years. For example, B.C. has more than doubled its lumber exports to China each of the past three years, said Bell. B.C. will continue to support the Softwood Lumber Agreement to create a predictable trade environment and to provide stability and certainty to producers and consumers on both sides of the border. Canada has signed an extension to the agreement to October 2015. The London Court of International Arbitration Tribunal was a threeperson panel presided over by Dr. Klaus Sachs. Canada appointed Professor Albert Jan van den Berg and the United States appointed Mr. V. V. Veeder. The decision dismissing the U.S. claims was unanimous. The 131-page final award will be released in public form in about 10 days.

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So far it’s been a good year for the city. Initiatives Prince George delivered some positive statistics during its biannual report to council at Monday’s meeting. The organization’s CEO, Heather Oland, said employment is up across all the sectors, there has been a 90 per cent increase in building permits with a healthy split between commercial and industrial, there was a 6.6 increase in airport passengers, housing starts are up 16.4

per cent and the average home price is up 1.2 per cent. This, Oland said, suggests a population increase, something she discussed with a local realty company. Oland said she posed several questions, among them asking whether or not the buyers are from out-of-town or are renters who’ve decided to purchase a home. If from another city, where? She added these question will help IPG target their markets better. For example, if people from a particular area are moving to the city, then perhaps IPG can

spend its marketing dollars with even greater efficiency, encouraging more people to move here by selling the city aggressively in that area. She added plans are in place to gather that information and more from realtors so IPG can utilize the statistics. The presentation Oland presented included information regarding how best to show numerically the impact of the work IPG does to benefit the city. The request for IPG to work on finding a way to do so was made at a previous council meeting.

After researching how it is done in several other organizations in Canada and the U.S., they found there is no standard template for economic development metrics. IPG will work toward setting up its own template for a reporting procedure. “We’ll report the numbers back at the end of the year and find out if it effectively tells you the story you need to hear,” Oland said. Oland also spoke about the progress being achieved within the organization’s five interlocking business plan strategies. Ensuring there is a focus on the

needs of Prince George within the higher levels of government when it comes to dealing with the skilled labour shortage in the north is just one of the goals of IPG. Increasing the population, and therefore the city’s tax base was also discussed as was creating investor response packages in order to quickly provide all information potential investors need. One of the recent successes of IPG is a 12-page spread on the city in BC Business magazine. Prince George has also been profiled in Alberta Venture and has an upcoming feature in Western Investor.

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The British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA) has announced the election of Prince George dentist, Dr. Richard Wilczek, as president of its 2012 – 2013 board of directors. Dr. Wilczek brings over 30 years’ experience to the role. A general practice dentist, Dr. Wilczek has been involved in organized dentistry throughout his career. He has served as president and vice president of the Prince George & District Dental Society as well as contributing continuously to the BCDA through numerous committees, task forces and the Board. Dr. Wilczek is a dedicated practitioner who has made many positive contributions to the profession and patient care. He was involved in the development of the Dental Hygiene Program at the College of New Caledonia and co-founded the Emergency Dental Outreach Clinic in Prince George. He began his one-year term as president in June. Te re s a M A LLA M / Fre e Pre s s

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University of Northern British Columbia student, Luo Sengteng was selected as the Certified Management Accountant Society of B.C. (CMA BC) 2012 recipient of a $2,500 scholarship. “All of us at CMA BC are very impressed with Luo’s academic accomplishments. We are proud to be able to support Leo in his next steps of pursuing a CMA designation,” said Diane Chung, CMA, Vice President, Marketing and New Business Development, CMA British Columbia. “It is a pleasure to acknowledge his hard work and dedication to his studies.” As part of CMA BC’s dedication to educating and developing business leaders, the CMA Scholarship is presented to a student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the course, COMM 411 – Advanced Management Accounting.

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Preparations to celebrate the city’s 100th birthday have begun. Coun. Murry Krause updated council on the budding plans for the event which is being organized by a select committee put

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“Volunteers are already coming forward,” he added. “We will call on them at an appropriate time during the process.” He said the committee expects the anniversary to be a year-long celebration with many community events tying into the theme. The first challenge of the committee, he said, is to educate city residents about the coming event. “We acknowledge the first challenge is to educate the community and create momentum moving forward.” Following the presentation, council voted to support the two recommendations the committee brought forward, the first to approve plans made thus far by the committee, the second to allocate $6,000 to the committee so it can proceed on phase two of planning for the event. Phase two of the plan will include seeking public input so the committee knows what the community wants.


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■ MacDiarmid appointed spokesperson for booze issue

Privatization won’t increase price: Gov’t.

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Privatizing B.C.’s Liquor Distribution Branch will have no effect on the price of alcohol. MLA Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Labour, Citizen’s Services and Open Government said what the government is planning to do is contract out the services of distributing and warehousing liquor. This will have no effect on the price of liquor, which will still be set by the government. A July 1 press release from local NDP candidates called for Prince George area MLA’s Shirley Bond and Pat Bell to take a stand against the privatiza-

tion deal, citing issues to find a way to save like a lack of discus- money and thereby sion with various benefit taxpayers. “The drive behind stakeholders regardthis is to ing the do betissue. “The drive ter for T h e y behind this is taxpaya l s o cited the to do better for e r s , ” s h e involvetaxpayers.” said. ment of Margaret “We are two lobtrying byists in MacDiarmid to find the proMinister of ways to cess who Labor, Children’s re d u c e w e r e Services and Open Government o v e r both also h e a d involved costs. in the BC Rail deal. How- That’s the goal.” She said she’s heard ever neither Bond nor Bell could comment two concerns from the on the issue because public. The first is the MacDiarmid has been fear prices will jump, appointed by the gov- which will not happen, ernment as the lone she reiterated, since spokesperson on the issue. Year ! MacDiarmid said the Round government is trying

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privatizing liquor distribution will have no affect on the subsequent cost. The second is that there will be jobs lost, which is onerous as well, she said. “On one hand people said prices will go up, but there’s also a fear of loss of income. Part of reason we’re doing this is to get to a balanced budget. The last thing we’d do is something to reduce government revenue.” MacDiarmid pointed out last year the government garnered a significant amount of funds from the sale of alcohol, money that goes into providing services like health

care and education. Interfering with that revenue source, she said, is not the point. “I do believe strongly we will find there is significant savings. If don’t find that, there’s no way we’ll go forwrd with this.” MacDiarmid aid she could not speak about the specific lobbyists involved as she’s had no dealings with them since the issue was just referred to her ministry a short time ago.

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COUNCIL COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS MEETINGS

PUBLIC NOTICES:

Advisory Committee on Development Design Wednesday, July 25th - 12:00 p.m.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provisions of Section 26(3) of the Community Charter that the City of Prince George intends to lease 1380 - 2nd Avenue, Prince George, BC to the British Columbia Housing Management Commission for a term of 10 years at a Basic Rent of $66,340.00 for the Term. Ian Wells, A/Director, Planning and Development

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

Core Services review Services Profile Workshop – Public Civic Centre Wednesday, July 25th - 6:00 p.m. Select Committee on a Core Services Review Thursday, July 26th – 10:00 a.m.

BROADCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETINGS: 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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That subject to the adoption of “Westcrest Drive Road Closure Bylaw No. 8444, 2012”, an approximate 6,503 sq. metre portion of road dedicated by Plan 1153, situated adjacent to Parcel D(B1176), except part in Plan BCP17684, District Lot 3683, Cariboo District, Plan 1153, be stopped up and closed to traffic to eliminate an obsolete road and facilitate a sale of the property to the adjacent property owners. A copy of the proposed bylaw and related documents may be inspected at the office of the undersigned on July 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 30, 2012, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. At the Hearing, all persons who deem their interest in property to be affected by the proposed bylaw shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard on matters pertinent to the bylaw. Written submissions delivered to the Corporate Officer by noon on Monday, July 23, 2012, will be included in the council agenda package. Those received thereafter will be forwarded to Council on the day of the Hearing.

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Robert R. Prettie was found guilty of causing a disturbance and mischief, sentenced to 60 days in jail and placed on probation for one year. In Provincial Court in Prince George on May 9: Eric W. Andrew was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol reading over .08, fined $1,500, assessed a victim surcharge of $225 and prohibited from driving for one year. Free Press Wendy T. Angus was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, received a conditional sentence of three months and was placed on probation for 12 months. Allen J. Capot-Blanc was found guilty of assault, sentenced to 30 days in jail, assessed a victim surcharge of $50, placed on probation for 12 months and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. Capot-Blanc was also found guilty of failing to attend court when ordered to do so, sentenced to 30 days in jail and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. James D.J. Charlie was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance and sentenced to one day in jail. Orlando J. Egnell was found guilty of two counts of mischief, sentenced to 27 days in jail and placed on probation for one year. Egnell was also found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking, sentenced to 14 days in jail and placed on probation for one year. Kimberly S. Ewert was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and placed on probation for 12 months. Jason A. Gibson was found guilty of theft of property with a value greater than $5,000 and theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and sentenced to six months in jail. Matthew M. Janzen was found guilty of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, sentenced to one day in jail, placed on probation for 12 months, assessed a victim surcharge of $50 and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. Janzen was also found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance, sentenced to one month in jail, placed on probation for one year and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Janzen was also found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to 30 days in jail, placed on probation for one year and assessed a victim surcharge of $50.

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The Prince George RCMP are requesting the public’s help in locating a woman wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. On July 1, a warrant for being unlawfully at large was issued for 34-year-old Lindsay Townsend. The arrest warrant was issued after Townsend failed to return to her designated residence in Prince George. Townsend has many local contacts and is believed to be in the Prince George area, however some information suggests that she may be in the Quesnel, Chetwynd or Vanderhoof areas. Townsend is described as: Caucasian female, 157 cm (5’2”), 77 kg (170 lbs), brown hair, blue eyes, tattoos include a teardrop Lindsay Townsend on her right upper back, “PRIDE” on her right hand, a butterfly on her neck and two Chinese symbols on her right calf. If located, contact the Prince George RCMP or the police of jurisdiction in your area. Do not confront Townsend, as she should be considered violent. Townsend has a history of property related offences. If you have any information about Lindsay Townsend or where she might be, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-TIPS (8477), online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca, or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.

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ur system allows for businesses and unions to contribute to politicians and political campaigns. On the provincial level, there are calls to eliminate that practice. There are no such calls being made at the municipal level. Should there be? The suggestion is always that those who contribute to political campaigns and politicians will, perhaps, receive some preferential treatment when the politician is in power. It’s a tough road for politicians because any decision favourable to a campaign contributor will be perceived as preferential … whether it is or not. In politics, perception is reality. And, the larger the donation the tougher it is to dismiss the perception. Such is the case this week with the Treasure Cove Casino’s request for council’s support in its bid to quadruple the number of seats it can serve alcohol at. The casino contributed to the campaign of several politicians who now sit around the council table. However, the largest, by far, was to Mayor Shari Green. The casino and Treasure Cove Hotel contributed a combined $14,313 to Green’s campaign … a campaign that cost a whopping $81,000. Or, to put it another way, the casino paid for almost 18 per cent of Green’s campaign. Is that right? Many think it isn’t. However, under our current system there is nothing wrong with it. It’s how our system operates. Was Green in a conflict of interest by voting on the proposal? Not according to our current regulations. In fact, making voting on a campaign contributor ’s request before council is fraught with problems. As Green pointed out, someone could pick and choose who they don’t want to vote on their proposal and contribute to their campaigns. More likely, though, especially in smaller towns, is a scenario whereby one person or business contributes to the campaign of every councillor. If that negated those councillor ’s from rendering a decision, then council itself would be unable to act. Do we put a limit on how much of a contribution would constitute the politician being in conflict? Then we could possibly end up with situation whereby, to use this case as an example, Green might have to declare a conflict because she received a large donation from a supporter while other council members were allowed to remain at the table, even though they had received money from the same contributor, albeit a lesser sum. That wouldn’t work either. The only real solution is to prohibit corporate and union donations to political campaigns. After all, aren’t politicians supposed to represent the ‘people’ in their constituency? At the provincial level we are routinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of money donated by businesses and unions and the subsequent influence, real or perceived, that they then exert on politicians. There have been many calls to end that monetary pipeline into political campaigns. If we end the practice there, we should also end it at the municipal level.

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Don’t rely on myths

Years ago applying a mustard plaster to the If we take a good look, every one of us believes chest was suppose to relive congested breathing in a myth or two. They have been passed on to brought on by a cold or other problem. All it did us by previous generations and others we know. was increase the pain and discomfort for the poor The good ones always sound so believable that we suffering person. I had assumed that the mustard would not think to challenge them. plaster myth was dead until I head a young mother In the world of diets there are many myths, such as the myth that eating late in the day will add more praising the treatment. An attempt to convince her seemed a failure, but perhaps enough weight than the food you eat during the doubt was raised for her to check it out day. Dieticians and many studies say with her family doctor. that it just isn’t so. Calories are calories, We used to do all sorts of things when you consume them makes no difwith cuts either bad or unhelpful. First ference at all. Onside action with a minor cut or scrap is to The fundamental fact of weight loss clean the wound with water to remove is if you consistently burn more calories VictorBowman any foreign material that is where the than you consume, you will shed the potential germs are that have the potential to cause pounds. That is why that exercise stuff is so imporan infection to the wound. If it is s more seritant. ous wound, try to control to bleeding, protect the Depending on which school of thought you folwound with the most sterile material you have and low, grazing all day long is better or worse than set get professional medical assistance as quick as you meals. The advantage of grazing is that you only can. Don’t make treatment of the injury more comeat when you are truly hungry. If you keep disciplicated than it need be. pline yourself to small and healthy snack, it works. If it is diet and a question of what you should The biggest problem with grazing is there a large eat then check out the Canada Food Guide and the temptation to overgraze and the pound creep on. Dietician of Canada web site. Years ago the home treatment of a burn was to Take a first level first aid course; it is almost a rub the burn with butter. Wrong thing to do, it just must for parents. The St Johns’ organization has made a serious problem much worse. The best been teaching how to handle injuries for decades. immediate treatment is to cool the burn area as rapBefore you use a home treatment that has been idly as possible. Most professional kitchens keep a passed on to you by Granny, check it out with a bowel of ice water for that very purpose. Cooling medical practitioner. Don’t do something that will the wound reduces the damage to the injured flesh. make matters worse or even fatal. At home you are unlikely to have a bowel of ice There is lots of help out there and it should be utiwater handy. Running cold water from the tap will lized. Keep you and your loved ones safe and enjoy have a similar, if not as effective, result in cooling summer. the wound.

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Baseball field needs care

Editor: I am writing as I am concerned about the condition of the PGYBA Joe Martin field on Balsum Road. The baseball diamond is in an absolute deplorable condition with broken benches in the dugout, broken glass on the scoreboard, and litter everywhere. The building is in need of a paint job. Some shrubs were planted years ago but they haven’t been looked after, the entryway never gets any attention and the weeds must be four feet high or more. The playground also needs attention. It seems that all that ever gets done is the grass gets mowed. I have cleaned up two large garbage bags

of litter from this area since the spring and there is just more and more. Quote often the gate is locked during games and practices and vehicles are forced to park on the street and people just throw their litter on the street. There is no garbage can available to the public at the road. Is this what we want our citizens and visitors to see when they go to a ball game? Who is charge of clean up and maintenance? The city, I presume, but should the PGYBA also be involved as they are the users of this facility? Jared Lattimer Prince George

Ruling on Malik is welcomed

Editor: On June 22, 1985, I was one of several hundred people who boarded Canadian Pacific flight 003 from Vancouver to Nanrita, Japan. The flight left a few minutes late but actually arrived in Japan a few minutes early. A short time after, a bomb in the luggage that was being transferred to other flights exploded, killing four baggage handlers. Bad as that was, it was minor compared with what was happening over the Atlantic. An Air India jet with 329 people on board exploded. All were killed making this the largest mass murder in Canadian history. Thus is was that I testified at the first trial of the bomber, a man from Duncan, B.C.

named Reyat . After too many years, the men allegedly behind the bombing were tried in Vancouver. A Vancouver millionaire, Ripudaman Singh Malik was found not guilty largely thanks to the perjury of Reyat, the now convicted bomb maker. In what I believe is a massive example of unmitigated gall, Malik sued to recover $9.2 million dollars he paid in legal fees during his trial. It gave me great pleasure that a few days ago, BC Supreme Court Justice Josephson who presided over the trial of Malik denied that request. Malik will have to pay his own legal fees. As the court stated in its judgement, the acquittal of Malik was not because he was proven innocent, but only that the Crown had

not proved the charge beyond a reasonable doubt, in large measure thanks to the perjury of Reyat. Reyat’s wife had been indirectly supported by Malik after his trial, Reyat’s children paid by his lawyer for supposed legal assistance during that trial, and Reyat’s wife received B.C. welfare while not disclosing other income - the payments from Malik - during the incarceration of her husband, the only man ever sentenced for the bombing and murder. Payment of $9.2 million is little enough penalty for this crime. Payment of Malik’s legal fees by taxpayers, including families of victims would have been disgusting. Willow Arune Prince George

City parks have become dispensable

Editor: Reading day in the park was featured in the paper, but I wonder if those families know the city park standards they have enjoyed over the last two decades are considered dispensable by Mayor Shari Green and her council. Our elected officials have decided to cut city workers, choosing to let the parks and gardens become overgrown, unkempt, weed infested patches of raw eyesore. This degradation of our parks, especially Snowdrop Park, allows long grasses and weeds to hide the dangers of needles, broken glasses, drug paraphernalia and other hazards - hazards that will remain in the weeds due to Green’s budget cut decisions. The city has laid off important workers who kept Prince George clean, safe and beautiful. How can you invite people to Prince George, the pothole, mosquito, and crime capital - now let’s add parks and gardens too? Our ugly, neglected parks were featured on Global BC. The entire province saw what Green and her council’s decisions have done. Now, our city has become the laughing stock of the whole province. Green is always citing funding shortfalls, yet she continues to tout the

virtues of Initiative Prince George for economic development, at a cost of over $1. 03 million per year. Economic development starts with the basics, with a city that will attract tourists, residents and tax paying businesses and a city with sufficient staffing to provide services to the community. An attractive city will retain its residents, and stop the relocations to the Okanagan and the Lower Mainland - relocation of tax paying residents and senior citizens. A city with well maintained parks, roads, gardens and even mosquito control should be the first phase of economic development. Yet, all of this work is done by city workers and labourers; the people who have been laid off, and the few remaining facing more cuts from the core review process. The job cuts to city workers, and the $325,000 core review itself, are just more bad decisions that Green has imposed on the taxpayers of Prince George. Take the IPG funds, the core review funds and the mayor and council travel funds, and apply them directly to the city needs, to the workers who keep this city clean, safe and attractive. Karen Wong Prince George

Park response questioned Editor: I recently contacted the city to request new impact material, i.e. sand, for our neighbourhood park to increase the safety of our children that use the park on a regular basis. This is the response I received: “In response to your concern regarding Watrous Park, thank you for forwarding your thoughts. At Parks and Solid Waste, we were actively replacing outdated playgrounds at various parks annually until 2010. This Park was scheduled to be updated in 2010 but due to funding cuts, this program has been suspended. We are presently replacing dated equipment on a much smaller scale. At the time of these cut-backs, there were three other parks scheduled to be updated prior to Watrous Park. At this time I cannot give any sort of timeline as to any equipment replacement or updating scheduled for Watrous Park. As this is our most busy time of the season, we will not be able to update, replace or refill any of the surface impact material at ANY of our parks. We currently do not have the resources to attempt this task. We may be able to “Till and Fill” some of our parks later on in the year towards autumn. Thank you for your thoughts and concerns ...” Really? And city council got a raise and Shari Green got a personal assistant? Really? Natalie Warren Prince George

Celebrating Legion Week in Canada

This year, the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion celebrated its 86th anniversary with a variety of events during Legion Week, which took place from June 24-30. Our government provided a community gaming grant of $65,000 to the BC/Yukon Command to allow its Legions to apply for smaller grants to help organize local open houses, educational awareness events, and reach out to potential new members in their communities. In Prince George, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 43 hosted an open house and barbecue. My husband Bill and I were very pleased to attend and enjoyed some great company, good food, and presented a provincial proclamation celebrating Legion Week. For the past several months, I have been working with veteran’s organizations to

serve on our behalf. take a closer look at the veteran’s licence Legion Week was certainly a success, but plate program and consider expanding the it reminded me of the struggle that Legions criteria to include currently serving memacross the country are facing. Here in Prince bers of the Canadian Forces. We received George, our own Legion’s buildinput from a number of ing has been purchased by a veteran’s organizations and local investment company. In a worked together to make MLA very generous purchase agreethe change. It was great to Report ment, the Legion is permitted to announce we would now recremain in the current building ognize active members of the rent free while it looks for a new Canadian Forces in the vetSHIRLEYBond home; but the Legion will need eran’s licence plate program to increase revenue and make a move to a during Legion Week. It was also an honour smaller facility. With a demographic conputting the first licence plates on the vehisisting of mostly veteran status members, cles of two currently serving members. I’m Legions face the challenge of attracting sure most of you have seen them before – those distinctive B.C. licence plates adorned younger members and expanding operations and revenue. with a red poppy. It’s a simple yet incredOne thing is certain though – Royal Canaibly meaningful symbol of our gratitude for dian Legions do incredible work. Whether the sacrifice of the men and women who

it be helping veterans transition from combat to civilian life, or helping Canadians remember every year on November 11, the focus of any Legion branch is working to better its community. Good examples include the BC/Yukon Command being the largest non-profit provider of veteran and seniors housing, members volunteering over 600,000 hours, and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for causes as diverse as bursaries and medical research. When we look at the contributions our Legion members and veterans make, it seems fitting that they be recognized in special ways like the veteran’s licence plate program. Expanding the criteria to include current members of the Canadian Forces was an appropriate thing to do and a wonderful way to help highlight and celebrate Legion Week 2012.

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Lamont Stevens laughs – but not too loudly – at the reporter’s suggestion he should write a book one day about his famous father. Indeed, reminiscing in the week after his father’s passing, Lamont talks about both the public persona and personal side of Allan Stevens. Allan died July 12. Stevens lived in Prince George all his life and is perhaps best known as a very successful and forward-thinking mill owner and operator in this area. Like many success stories, however, Stevens’ began with a few failures (he would call them learning experiences.) “After trying his hand at farming and having his crops ruined by hail – then buying the Kokanee Lodge in Nelson and having summer vacationers not able to get out of the Fraser Valley because of flooding – he was convinced by his brotherin-law and friend Bill Rahn to go into partnership and buy a bankrupt sawmill in Salmon Valley in 1948,” said Lamont. In 1950, the partners built a new mill just north of Summit Lake. Stevens found he had to use a little common sense and initiative when it came to hiring practises. “Because mill workers were so difficult to find and keep, they convinced the school district to place a one-room school in the camp site so they could offer employment to married men with children,” explained Lamont. (His father also later brought in entertainment that other mills didn’t have – a pool table. During the IWA strike in 1953 fellows were more likely to stay in camp – that pool hall got a lot of use.) History had shown Stevens that married men were a little more reliable and less inclined to get themselves in trouble. “I remember as a young boy going with my father, on several occasions, to the local jail at the corner of Third and Brunswick, where he would bail out his workers and get them back on the job,” said Lamont. “Times were very hard back then. Those men lived a harsh life in unheated cabins with no running water and so often they

would go to town on a ‘toot,’ especially after getting their pay checks, and my father would round them up and get them back working.” Stevens liked talking about “the old days” in Prince George, said Lamont. “Dad often talked of when Dr. Lyon bought a car, one of a very few in P.G. and he demonstrated how well it could climb the hill that rises to what is now Lyon St. He talked of one of the years that it flooded and he and other kids poled a raft at Third and George.” This year’s flood concerns left him unfazed. “He was not too impressed with the concern about flooding. He said we ‘didn’t know what flooding was really like.’ On the north side of First Ave. just west of Victoria St. after the main floods ended, a pool would be left behind and the kids would all swim in it.” Other stories of father’s recollections of childhood “flood” back. “My father remembered, as a kid, playing on the beached BX and Hammond sternwheelers when they were taken out of service. Dad’s summers in his early teens were spent out in the bush along the Fraser in the Shelley, Longworth, Hutton and as far east as the Tropy River where his father was a contract logger.” His job was to tally the logs. “He would read the particulate count (reported today with respect to the air quality downtown) and he would tell me, ‘’In the 20s, you could cut the air with a knife because of all the wood and coal being burned during the winter. It was terrible.’” Perhaps Stevens’ biggest passion was for baseball. He loved the game. Among the old photographs Lamont cherishes most is a picture of baseball oldtimers taken in 1985. “Dad is the catcher kneeling below the bat being held by Dr. McKenzie. They were the Prince George Maroons who played against Quesnel, Wells, Williams Lake, Willow River, Burns Lake – the league changed from year to year. Other notables who played on those teams were Harold Moffat, Ross Goodwin, Danny Palumbo and Doub Struthers, names people may

remember. They also played against touring Black teams that were barred from playing in the States.” Stevens believed strongly in the work ethnic, values he had even as a young man. He worked for Centralia Dairy and later bought it around 1940. Before the days of pasteurization, he delivered his milk door to door by truck and lived on property on that today is Abhau St. just below his parent’s place on Lyon, north of Spruceland. “In 1954 Dad and Bill built a new mill at Kerry Lake further north on the Hart Highway – a beautiful millsite. The other millsites were noted for mud and logged over terrain. This one had gravel and a lake and river to enjoy. It was here that Mum and Dad and people they worked

with all made lifelong friends. It was a close knit community where they had their own entertainment – like dancing – before the days of TV.” In another business venture, Stevens also partnered with Dick Corless to build the McLeod Lake Hotel. Having a hotel meant that he dealt with breweries, so he had another business reason to go to Vancouver every summer – and watch the Vancouver Mounties, a triple A baseball team. They sold the business in 1963. Stevens retired in 1970 and spent the rest of his life fishing north and west and living on his hobby farm on Ferguson Lake Rd and watching baseball on TV. “Dad was very competitive, he did not like to lose whether playing cards or catching fish.”

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Funny, because I had just remarked to the woman behind me that this heat wave was making me sick. Sick and tired. I have quite literally been dragging myself around all week like a land slug. I make my way, Tea very, very slowly, – to and from work– with under cover of my Teresa “shell” on wheels. Windows rolled down, trying to beat the heat. I do have air TeresaMallam conditioning but it’s more costly to use. And I live two blocks from work, so the AC doesn’t have time to come on before I reach my destination. I don’t have air conditioning at home. My biggest home challenge, therefore, has been trying to keep enough ice in the ice cube trays and trying to find summer clothes in my closet that aren’t black. I thought briefly about becoming a nudist – just until the heat wave ends. However, I don’t think the other tenants would appreciate me walking down the hallway to do my laundry in the buff. Talk about indecent exposure. So I turned to Mother Earth for answers. After all, she has a pretty big say in how hot – or cold – it gets. And her critters seem to know what to do in a heat wave or a dry spell. So since I felt like a common slug, I wanted to find out what they do to overcome the intense heat and dehydration. Here is what I found: “The soft, slimy bodies of slugs are prone to dessication, so land-living slugs are confined to moist environments and must retreat to damp hiding places when the weather is dry.” I went on Google Earth, I looked everywhere for the best place to keep cool. Now I think I’ve found my perfect “damp hiding place” – and if you need me, that’s where I’ll be. In my bathtub filled with cool water and ice cubes. Really, I think the heat is getting to me.

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Judy Russell is positively beaming. It’s not the sun. It’s the joy of seeing all three sons – Jon, Matt and Andrew – with their father Bill Russell, posing for pictures backstage Wednesday. The Russell boys have “signed up” for performing and behind-the-scenes roles in the Mel Brooks’ smash hit musical comedy, The Producers. The show runs July 26 to August 4. This is the first time in more than a decade the entire family has worked together on a musical theatre production. Given each one’s busy personal and professional schedule, the reunion is a quite a feat. “The last time we were all together for a musical theatre show was in 1995, in Jesus Christ Superstar,” said Judy. “The boys also appeared together in our Nutcracker in 1999 and 2001.” Dance, drive, acting, ambition and performing talent run in the family. Education plays an important role too. Andrew is attending UNBC, Jon’s going to college in Vancouver (he’ll join the fold in P.G. after graduation.) Matt and wife Anna moved here from Vancouver. They are busy taking care of business and bookings for Enchainement Productions Inc. at the city-owned Prince George Playhouse. “In The Producers, Jon plays a small part on stage and a bigger part off stage looking after the sound,” said Judy. “I’m really proud of the boys,” added Bill, “especially for coming back here and getting together on this production.” His character in the Mel Brooks’ musical

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is director Roger De Bris but Bill uses his creative talents in other ways too. “I’m mostly in charge of designing and building the set and looking after the technical aspects of things,” he said. The project has provided lots of quality time for the brothers. “We’ve have a lot of fun together doing this,” said Matt who plays several roles including Scott the choreographer. “Really, we’re all just savouring the moment.” Andrew portrays Nazi playwright Franz Liebkind, author Te r s a M A LLA M / Fre e Pre s s of Springtime for Bill Russell (second from right) with sons Jon, Matt and Andrew backstage at the Playhouse Hitler. Jon plays The Stormtrooper, Wednesday posing with part of the stage props for the set of The Producers which runs July 26 to a cameo role in August 4. around two theatrical producers Max a Mel Brooks musical and winner of the Springtime for Hitler. But his bigger role is being respon- Bilystock (Gil Botelho) and Leo Bloom most Tony Awards ever including best (Owen Selkirk) who scheme to get rich by musical. sible for the sound. The show runs July 26 to August 4. Matt and Jon work side by side on the overselling interests in a Broadway flop. production with Bill in charge of creating Actor/singer Amanda Spurlock plays the Evening shows are at 8 p.m. Prince George Playhouse. role of “blonde bombshell” Ulla. the sets and special effects. Tickets are at Studio 2880. Judy Russell presents The Producers, The Producers’ hilarious story centres

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Depending on which show of Sesame Street Live - Elmo Makes Music you go to, you may or may not see Rachel McLaughlan on stage. It’s not that McLaughlan isn’t in both shows, it’s just that she plays two roles. “I rotate with another performer. Half the time I’m Jenny, the only human character in the show. The other half, I’m Rosita.” That means that at one of the shows at CN Centre on July 25, McLaughlan will be clearly visible, while in the other show, she’ll be

inside the green costume of Rosita. “I’m on stage a lot in either role,” she said by phone from Victoria, where the show was earlier this month. “The big thing is it’s two completely different tracks, so I have to remember which character I am. “I think I’m increasing my IQ by doing this show.” The tracks are pre-recorded voices, which play through the sound system, but Jenny and Rosita, clearly, have different things to do on stage. “I know a few times I’ve started to sing the wrong song or move to the wrong part of the stage. You get some strange looks from the rest of

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the cast.” It took some Canadian convincing for McLaughlan to take up singing. “My mom is Canadian, so we used to spend the summer in the area around Osoyoos. I was in dance class, and I loved to sing, but I didn’t think I could do it very well. “My aunt heard me singing and convinced Mom I should take singing lessons.” Her aunt knew what she was talking about. “I make quite a good living at singing these days.” She studied opera for a while, but says almost all of her work is in a slightly different area. “Definitely musical theatre. I like the whole acting thing, the dancing thing.” McLaughlan has been working on Sesame Street shows since 2005, although she did take a break for a while. “When I came back, I recognized about a quarter of the cast and company, which was nice.” It was especially nice to have those familiar faces when the show hit the road. “We work about 11 months a year, so we get to know the people. It’s a real family atmosphere on the road.” Working 11 months of the year doesn’t mean they’re doing two shows a day, every day. Far from it. “We only do one or two cities a week, so you

always get the chance to get out and look around the city. It’s a great way to see the country, here and in the U.S., and you’re usually out with other people from the show.” She has played a lot of different characters in the various Sesame Street shows she’s been involved with, and one thing is common to all of the shows. “Sesame Street is so embracing of different kinds of music. We’ll have some older songs in the show that the parents will recognize, and then we’ll have the songs from the TV show that the kids know. “We always have a couple of new songs in each show as well. Sometimes, they aren’t really new, though. “In this show, we do a song called Together We Make Music. I was visiting my nieces a while ago, and I heard the song, but it was by Garth Brooks.” Having the music for her character tracked for the show definitely made things easier for McLaughlan. “I learned French as a child, and I have learned a bit of Spanish, but for the show, we use the voice of the performer who does Rosita on Sesame Street.” Sesame Street Live - Elmo Makes Music is at CN Centre on July 25 for two shows, one at 10 30 a.m. and the second at 7 p.m. There is also a Play Zone which will be open an hour before each show, and admission is free with your Sesame Street Live ticket. Tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations.

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Thank you On April 23, 2012, Lakeland Mills suffered a devastating blow when our sawmill was destroyed in an explosion and fire. Twenty-two people were injured and two long-time employees – Alan Little and Glenn Roche – lost their lives. The whole Lakeland family grieves these losses. This has been a difficult time for everyone involved, but we are happy to say all injured employees are out of hospital and back with their families. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support we have received from around the world in this time of loss, and particularly from our own community. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank the people of Prince George and the Central Interior for your kind words, offers of help, and the generous assistance you have provided to help those affected by this tragedy move forward with their lives. We have never been more proud to call Prince George home. Thank you.

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The 2012 BC Summer Games began Thursday and run through Sunday in Surrey. The event includes competitions in a variety of sports, such as soccer, track and field, swimming, baseball, lacrosse and wrestling. Prince George athletes in the event are competing on the Cariboo-North East (Zone 8) team. Lists of participants and results are available through www.bcgames.org.

Emma Balazs

Prince George Track and Field Club member Emma Balazs has once again qualified for the Legion Canadian Youth Track and Field Championships. The national event is scheduled for Aug. 17 to 19 in Prince Edward Island. Balazs qualified after finishing second in a 2,000m steeplechase event at the B.C. jamboree meet this month.

Senior Golf

The Prince George Golf and Curling Club held the Glen Bryant Senior Men’s Championship on the weekend. Dan Foster had the low gross score, carding a two-round 147 (77, 70). The low net went to Dean Box, whose net score was 132 (68, 64).

Punjabi Sports

Masich Place Stadium is playing host to the Punjabi Sports Tournament this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, the stadium will hold matches in volleyball, soccer, kabbadi, tug of war, track and field and other activities.

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Lally’s focus shifting to 2016 Games when his opponent from Uruguay couldn’t arrive on time. “This was honestly, in More than two months have passed since Kenny my 10 years of boxing, Lally’s boxing season this was the biggest hit fell short of his ultimate I ever took,” Lally says of the defeat to Cintron. goal. It’s been long enough “I’ve never had a big loss for the 23-year-old Prince like this and believe me, it hurt. It George hurt really product to bad.” get used to W i t h the reality London he won’t out of the be living b o o k s , his dream Lally will in London, gear his England. training But with efforts the Opentowards ing Cerqualifyemonies Kenny Lally -National A team boxer ing for the to the 2012 following Summer Olympics a week away, Summer Olympics, in Lally may soon be reliv- 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. ing the pain of that defeat He’ll attempt to advance in the final qualifier in in the 56 kg division, a Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in weight change supported by his Inner City Boxing May. Adding insult to injury, Club coach Bob Pegues. “It’s not safe. It’s not the boxer who put an end to Lally’s Olympic hopes healthy,” Pegues says of will be boxing in Lon- Lally boxing at 52 kilodon. Seventeen-year-old grams. “And I don’t mind Jeyvier Cintron of Puerto anybody knowing that.” But a change in weight Rico is competing in the 52-kilogram men’s fly- wouldn’t come without sacrifice. In this case, it weight class. “Even when I see com- would cost Lally his spot mercials for (the Olym- on the national team for pics), it still hurts. For the 2013 World Champithe last four years, that’s onships in Kazakhstan. what motivated me to Since Boxing Canada go,” Lally says. “Any- announced in the spring time I didn’t want to it would start holding its train, that’s what moti- national championships vated me. And now when in October or November, I see the commercial, I the national governing know that I’m not going body has decided not to to be there at the Opening hold the tournament durCeremonies, not going to ing the 2012-13 season. represent Canada. But it’s The national championgetting easier now. It is ships act as a qualifying event for boxers to secure what it is.” At the qualifier, Lally carded spots on Boxing stayed close with Cin- Canada’s elite teams. Boxing Canada presitron early in the 52 kg quarterfinal match. But dent Pat Fiacco, who the Puerto Rican over- took over the position whelmed the Boxing from John O’Shea in 2011, changing Canada national elite A encouraged team member in the sec- the date of nationals in ond and third rounds on an effort to improve the his way to a 16-7 victory. country’s performances Lally advanced to face in international boxCintron after he scored ing events. Fiacco is the a walkthrough in the mayor of Regina and has opening round, awarded a long history support-

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Phil Redding connects on a serve during a doubles tennis match at the Prince George Tennis Club on Saturday, part of the PG Open. Andrej Vdovenko won the men’s open singles title, and partnered with Cory Fleck to top the competition in the round robin men’s doubles event. Darcy Smith of Dawson Creek finished first in the men’s intermediate singles draw in the tournament. ing amateur boxing in the country. The impact of the Boxing Canada decision

gives the current holder of the national A team 56 kg spot, Justin Hocko of Windsor, Ont., the inside

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The Prince George Minor Football Association is holding its annual kick-off camp on Saturday. From 9 a.m. to noon at the École Lac Des Bois field in the Lakewood subdivision, players are welcome to come and try out football for free. The camp is open to children born between 1999 and 2006 (2006 only if six years old before July 31). The kick-off camp takes place to mark the beginning of preparations for the fall tackle season. The camp introduces newcomers to the sport, while PGMFA officials will be on hand taking registrations for the upcoming campaign. Equipment isn’t required at the kick-off camp. The camp takes players through basic skills such as catching and throwing, while running participants through drills. The kick-off camp also acts as a lead-in to fall tackle practice sessions, which begin on July 24.

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Cyclists on the longest annual charity ride in the world share stories about how they’ve been personally affected by cancer. While each Livestrong Texas 4000 rider has seen family members touched, the 2012 ride is unique in that somebody who had been training to complete the same North American journey succumbed to the disease. Houston, Texas product Ruel Bobet was diagnosed with stomach cancer in April 2011 and passed away in February at the age of 21 years. His father was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer. “Every single day there’s someone who rides for him and his father just because he had a very, very large impact on our team, very personable,” Texas 4000 rider Kaitlyn Hunt said. “Everybody knew him pretty much because he would message all of us, try to get to know all of us. He was so excited about being on this team and being a part of the ride and very, very passionate about the cause.” The 2012 tour has also been a unique experience

for a Prince George resident who’s supported the team every year. Dorrie Sharcott, who has acted as a host for participants of the annual ride during their stay in the city, was invited to participate in the first leg of this year’s ride on June 2. She gladly accepted. “That was really cool for her to be able to come down for the beginning,” said Hunt, a 23-year-old Seguin, Texas product. “The first day of the ride is Atlas ride and we invite the community to come ride with the team and she was there for that.” The Texas 4000 is a cycling trek of roughly 7,500 kilometres from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska that raises awareness about cancer. Participants are split into one of two groups, travelling either through the Rockies are along the coast. Hunt is on the 21-member Rockies group that passed through Prince George earlier this week. After a rest day on Monday, they resumed the tour on Tuesday, cycling from Prince George to Vanderhoof. The other 21 Texas 4000 cyclists from the Coastal team are scheduled to arrive in Prince George on

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Members of the Texas 4000 Rockies group work their way up Cowart Road on Tuesday afternoon at the beginning of a leg from Prince George to Vanderhoof. July 28. After the Atlas ride on Day 1, the groups split up on the second day. They’ll meet again in Whitehorse, Yukon, where they’ll leave together on Aug. 1 for the final 10 days of the tour. They’re scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on Aug. 10. For many of the Americans participating on the ride, it represents their first

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The Antonov-124 which landed at Prince George Airport dwarfs the seven helicopters which would be loaded onto it before it continued on its flight to Angola. The Antonov-124, the third-largest plane in the world, made full use of the new long runway at the airport.

They were lined up on the far side of the apron at Prince George Airport on Friday morning. Seven helicopters, their size clear by looking at the people near them. Those seven helicopters were waiting for their ride, as they prepared for a trip to Angola, to be used in ferrying people and supplies around the African country during its election. Anything that could fit seven full-sized helicopters comfortably would have to be pretty big. The Antonov-124 fits that description. “It’s the third-biggest airplane in the world,” Brian Mycroft of Vancouver Island Helicopters said. “We have contracts to supply helicopters to Angola, and we’re putting seven of them on that plane.” This wasn’t Mycroft’s first sight of the Antonov. “I saw it at Vancouver Airport, and we were in Angola doing the same job during their last elections, and the Antonov was there then.” Prince George Airport Association president and CEO John Gibson said

in the shuffle prior to and after Christmas. Following a home date on Sunday, December 9th, they will not play again in front of their fans until January 18th, a stretch of nearly six weeks. In between, they will play eight straight games on the road. Furthermore, I realize junior hockey and CIS basketball have their own set of supporters; however, there is an overlapping of fans of both sports. To this end, only three of the 12 home basketball dates for the UNBC Timberwolves are on a non-local hockey night (Saturday, November 17th, Thursday, January 17th and their regular season finale on Saturday, February 16th). Six of the other nine home games at the Northern Sport Centre are on the same night as a Cougars home game. Those dates are November 9, 10 and 16, December 1 and February 8 and 9. The other Timberwolves home games on November 29, January 19 and February 15 are on the same night as a Spruce Kings home game. Ironically, there is only one date the entire season that the Cougars, Spruce Kings and Timberwolves will be at home on the same evening and that will be Saturday, November 10. See, isn’t that easy to follow? From the Quote Rack: Guinness World Records said 1,001 people clung tight to mattresses in China to set the world record for largest human mattress dominoes. However, the record is being disputed a group of NBA groupies. An artist made an amazing sand sculpture of Fenway Park-it included Bobby HOW TO PLAY: Valentine burying his head in it. Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3 x 3 box contains the Contributor Bill numbers 1 through 9 only once. Littlejohn of South Each 3 x 3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few Lake Tahoe, Californumbers to get you started. Remember: you must not repeat the numbers nia 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3 x 3 box. Penn State at this Answer can be found in classifieds. point says they will PUZZLE NO. 355 not take down the Joe Paterno statue. Makes a certain amount of sense. The statue isn’t any guiltier than Joe-Pa was of doing nothing to stop Jerry Sandusky. Penn State has announced plans to renovate its football locker room shower room after the Sandusky scandal. Dynamite would be a good start. Contributor Janice Hough of Palo Alto, California www.leftcoastsportsbabe.com 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 hmiller@94xfm.com.

combined return yards, punting be sidelined indefinitely with average or points scored. torn ligaments in his left foot. Wide right: B.C. One has to admire Lions kicker Paul Pierce’s determinaMcCallum has tion, desire and already missed as competitiveness Hart many field goals this but the Bombers Beat year as he did all of must be close to coming to the same hartleymiller last year. McCallum is nine for 12 (75 per conclusion as the cent) in 2012 comB.C. Lions did; in pared to 50 for 53 (94.3 per cent) that these injures are not necesin 2011. sarily his fault, but Pierce is However, McCallum gets a bit an accident waiting to happen of a break since he is now 42, and he cannot be relied upon to or about half the age of Jamie lead the team. Perhaps the only Moyer. compromise is to have Pierce in ••• a back-up role. Either that, or as In what is a switch from past insensitive as it seems, cut him practice, there are very few conoutright. flicting home dates for the two Down to the wire: Two of the Prince George junior hockey first three games for the B.C. teams. Of the 27 games that the Lions were decided by a field Spruce Kings play at the Coligoal or less. The Lions are off seum, only six are at the same to a much better start than the time as a Cougars home game 0-5 record of last year, but they at CN Centre. Those dates are are not playing anywhere close Saturday, Oct 27, Saturday, Nov to their championship level of 10, Friday, Nov 30, Saturday, Jan last October and November. I suspect that has more to do with 26, Friday, Feb. 1 and Friday, March 1. motivation than the coaching The Cougars schedule is one change. of their best balanced ones to From what it is worth departdate but there is certainly a ment: I am not sure we glitch on the Remembrance Day should read anything into long weekend when they host this, but for the record Edmonton on November 9th not one B.C. player leads and 10th and then must be in the league in the followVancouver for a 4 p.m. game on ing statistical categories: Sunday the 11th. Not surprispassing yards, receiving ingly, the Giants are idle on the yards, rushing yards, tack10th. les, interceptions, sacks, The Spruce Kings will be lost special teams tackles,

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the Antonov landing in Prince George to pick up the helicopters was a big moment for the airport. “It’s big for us. It helps us build that long-term commercial-business case with other clients.” The landing was also a practical demonstration of what was possible with the new runway at the airport, the third-longest in Canada. While an Antonov-124 landed here in 1995, it couldn’t take off with a load on the old runway. “We do need the big runway for something like this,” Gibson said. “We’re trying to tell the companies who supply the mining companies and the pipelines that they don’t need to land at Edmonton or Vancouver and truck their equipment in. “They can land right in Prince George.” He and Mycroft agreed this was a definite winwin situation for the airport and the company. “We support all the initiatives at Prince George Airport,” Mycroft said. “We do all our training here, and we’d like to see the airport prosper.

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the possibility of Hocko leaving the team, pulling out due to injury or moving up a weight class. The changes mean Lally will compete a lot closer to home in the 2012-13 campaign. But after two years of travelling around the globe on Canada’s elite A team, he wasn’t looking ahead to the season with disappointment. “So I get a whole year off of international stage. That’s good, I need a break.”

Prince George card Pegues is interested in holding another boxing card at the Northern Sport Centre in October. He says Hocko would be the opponent of choice for Lally if he can secure a date. Lally may also box at an events in Kelowna in September and Edmonton in October. The Prince George card would include Lally’s training partner Jag Seehra. “I’m trying to fit a date in there for us before the snow flies,” Pegues says.

Provincials The cancellation of nationals has left the 2012 Boxing BC provincial championships up in the air. Members of Boxing BC’s executive have discussed whether it’s in their best interest to have the competition. Pegues hopes the B.C. championships take place. “You’ve still got youth and juniors,” he says. “It’s not all about the Kennys and the Jags.”

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Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company with marketing and manufacturing facilities throughout Western Canada. Our commitment to excellence in the forest industry has resulted in significant growth. We are currently seeking a qualified 2nd Class Shift Engineer to join our team in Armstrong, British Columbia. Our facility is a 20 Megawatt Biomass fired Co-Generation plant. QUALIFICATIONS; ¡ 2nd Class Power Engineer Certificate ¡ 5 yrs. or more of Operating & Maintenance Experience ¡ Superior Troubleshooting Skills ¡ Excellent Organizational Skills

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CSFS has openings for Registered Nurses to join our network of health care professionals in the following positions • Home Care Nurse in Vanderhoof (35 hours per week) • Community Health Nurse in Takla Lake (35 hours per week) • Community Health Nurse in Stellat’en and Nadleh Whut’en (21 hours per week) CSFS offers a healthy work-life balance and competitive compensation packages. To learn more about our organization and other employment opportunities, visit www.csfs.org. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to hr@csfs. org or by fax to (250)562-8843 or to our toll-free fax at 1-888-554-7244.

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Houses For Sale Investment Property or Mortgage Helper. Beautiful 4500 + sq ft executive home in Quesnel, has 2 authorized self contained rental suites that generate a combined monthly income of $1250.00. The main part of the house is also rented bringing an additonal $1350.00 per month. The main house has lrg rooms & contains 4 or 5 bedrooms ,3 1/2 baths, living room, dining room lrg kitchen ,breakfast room, family room , office-library,private covered deck,double car garage , built in vac,2 driveways,can email pics upon request. Serious inquiries only.Sale price REDUCED $329,900.00. Call 250-4928840 or email ianolivr@telus.net.

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

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Homes for Rent 2788 Victoria St. 5 bdrm, 2 kitchen, 2 bath, rent negotiable, good for 2 families. (250)961-2265 3 bd up 2 bd down, 2 baths, w/d,f/s Brock Drive, College Heights close to school and bus.Fenced yard $1000 per mon. 250-617-0945

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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 lorraines@citywest.ca

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Pine Glen Apartments 255 N. Ospika (Rental Office) 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

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