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■ Community garden

Volunteer receives city recognition Teresa Mallam

Green thumbs are just part of the picture. The vision and inspiration for a community garden on the corner of 10th Avenue and Vancouver Street came years ago from senior citizen Laura Sandberg. She saw a need to help beautify the neighbourhood. So with donations from local businesses, youth groups and individuals, Laura began transforming the vacant lot into a beautiful garden area for flowers and vegetables. She was later joined in her efforts. “I offered to come and weed the garden and, as the story goes ... one thing led to another,” said James Haggerstone. “We ran a garden hose from the neighbour’s house. Soon we were watering and weeding on a regular basis and we trimmed the low-hanging branches from the trees.” The enthusiasm spread. “The neighbours started to notice and two young guys came by in a pickup truck and hauled away the debris. Someone came in with a weed eater. Plants started to magically appear and it seemed everyone liked the idea of reclaiming that little garden on the corner.” And the garden is not just another “pretty face” in the neighbourhood. It provides fresh vegetables as well. “Laura, the master gardener, works in the garden every day and she always has cakes and cookies to share with me while we wait for the vegetables to grow,” said Haggerstone. “We had our first taste of the radishes last weekend. The peas and beets are another month away.” On Sunday, Haggerstone was awarded the city’s Good Neighbour Certificate of Appreciation for his work and volunteer

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Ginny Jenkins presents James Haggerstone with an Enhance BC Good Neighbour Certificate of Appreciation on Sunday for his work turning a vacant lot on the corner of 10th and Vancouver into a beautiful garden area with flowers and vegetables. hours spent on the garden. He is regional manager of health information analysis at Northern Health. When he’s not at work, he can be found digging in community gardens or working on his MBA through the UNBC school of business. EnhancePG, with the support of mayor and council, is providing residents of the city an oppor-

tunity to recognize individuals and groups whose actions have made a positive difference in the community. From small gestures to large actions, modelling community spirit, improving the safety of a neighbourhood or enhancing its beauty are examples of actions worthy of recognition. “It could be something as

simple as helping a neighbour whose garden needs watering while they’re away,” explained committee member Betty Burbee. Good Neighbour Certificates of Appreciation will be signed by the Mayor of Prince George and the Chair of Enhance PG. If you want to recommend someone for the award, fill out

a short form indicating why you think that person in your neighbourhood is worthy of a Certificate of Apprecation and return the form to City Hall’s Service Centre. The form can be found at Forms are also available at City Hall Service Centre or by calling the Community Services Department at 250-561-7640.

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Paul Bowles, left, Ross Hoffman, and Barb Ward-Burkitt are among the key local people in the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network.

Key role for UNBC in new program

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 onreserve 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.” The network’s research activities

will be focused around four broad themes: • human development (needs and outcomes of individuals and families) • social cohesion (community well-being, education, and justice) • economic development (economic participation, employment, entrepreneurship, income) • civic engagement “Research is at its most valuable 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 Ward-Burkitt, 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.” A key component of the network’s strategy is to provide opportunities for emerging scholars – Aboriginal scholars in particular – to engage in research about urban Aboriginal issues. The knowledge created will be available for use in courses on Aboriginal issues at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The network’s research will also provide new knowledge to communitybased and government partners, in an effort to improve policy, programs, and services for urban Aboriginal peoples.

Early-Morning Fire

Few details were available at press time regarding an early-morning fire on McCullagh Avenue in Prince George on Tuesday morning. All of the occupants of the duplex apparently escaped, although one was treated for smoke inhalation. Al la n W I S H A RT / F re e P re s s

Prince George man arrested in Fort St. John after fight Two men are in hospital and two others, including one from Prince George, are in custody after an early-morning fight took place on the corner of 100th Avenue and 100th Street in Fort St. John. On July 22, at 2:43 a.m., the Fort St. John RCMP responded to a report of a group of men fight-

ing on 100th Street near 100th Avenue. When police arrived they found one man unconscious and one man with a facial injury. Police determined that a verbal argument had occurred between a group of four men and the two victims. A fight broke out between indi-

viduals in each group and the victims were injured. One of the men in the larger group gave first aid to the injured men, the others in the group left before police arrived. Officers were able to identify other people involved in the altercation and two of them were subsequently arrested. It is believed

that alcohol was a contributing factor. Both of the injured were transported to Fort St. John hospital by ambulance and later transferred to an Edmonton hospital. William Ted Metcalfe, 25, of Kelowna, and Joel Christopher Marchand, 29, of Prince George have been charged with one

count each of assault causing bodily harm and one count each of aggravated assault. Both accused are still in custody pending further investigation. If you witnessed this fight or have further details please call the Fort St. John RCMP or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or via the web at

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Geting to the core issues

The time has come for people in Prince George to state where they see the City of Prince George being able to improve the services it provides. The Core Services Review the city has undertaken is reaching the end of another public-input phase, with this week being an important one for people who want a say in what the city is doing right and wrong in the services it provides. The city has provided a number of ways for people to get involved. One is an online survey, available at, and then look for Core Review Survey in the Frequently Visited Pages box to the left. The city has organized its services into seven separate areas, and there is a separate survey for each. The seven areas are planning; development; emergency and enforcement; internal support services; public works; parks, recreation and culture; and governance and leadership. Each area has a service profile which descrbes what services are provided in that area, what the service level is, and performance, rationale and budget for each service in that area. You can make your opinions known in any or all of the program area surveys, or you can provide comments in the summary survey. The surveys will be available online until Aug. 3. As well, Wednesday, July 25, provides an opportunity to get questions answered and make your opinions known during a public workshop. The workshop is set for 6 p.m. at the Civic Centre, and you have to register to attend. You can do so by calling 250-5617602 or e-mailing If you need more information on council’s strategic priorities as you go through the program areas, that information is available on the same website as the surveys. Council is doing a great job of making sure the public has every opportunity to have a say in how the core services it provides should be administered. There are a couple of things to remember, however. First, there is clearly no way they can incorporate every suggection made during this ongoing process into the city’s strategic plans. Second, the final decisions on what the core services will look like when the review is completed still rest with council. They have indicated they want to hear from the citizens. It is up to the citizens to take advanatge of this opportunity – and then it up to council to show it listened to the concerns of all the people, not just a select few. Think of this process as being like an election. The old saying is, “If you don’t vote, don’t complain about who gets in.” In this case, if you don’t make your feelings known about what the core services the city provides should look like in the future, don’t complain when things don’t unfold the way you want them to.

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Stepping back into history

ably been a good 30 years since I last visited the I was on holidays last week, and I took a step gold-rush town, while Mom had last been there in back into my own recent past and a big step back the mid-90s. into the history of B.C. A lot had changed, probably actually more for On Monday, I headed west with my friend Al to Vanderhoof. That was where I worked before I came Mom than for me, since her memories of what it had looked like were fresher than mine. to the Free Press, and I wanted to drop in and say It was hot and there were a lot of people roaming “Hi” to the people who were still at the paper there. the streets and peering into the various buildings. Al had memories of summers some time ago But it was fun. spent in the Vanderhoof area, and had been back a It’s a trip we might make again sometime, but few times since, but not recently. He wanted to get a with a bit better planning. See, we went look at how the place had changed. on Thursday, which turned out to be It had, and the first change was one I the one day of the week that the Theatre knew about. I saw a train rumbling west Allan’s Royal wasn’t putting on its revue. through the heart of the community, ••• and knew that meant traffic on the main Amblings The trip to Barkerville also gave me a street would be blocked. AllanWishart chance to catch up on what used to be a So I swung onto Recreation Avenue, favourite pastime – looking at licence plates. where I knew there was now an overpass which When my family used to head east almost every would allow us to bypass the lineup of traffic at summer, I always looked forward to stopping in the rail crossing. Of course, part of my triumph in places like Banff so I could take a quick look in the thinking of this solution was muted by the last cars parking lot and see where everybody was from. of the train going under the overpass as we were I used to be pretty good at identifying plates as crossing over, which meant our wait at the crossing they passed on the road, but I’m not as good anywould have been minimal. more. We took a tour of Vanderhoof. Al remembered Still, it was neat to see plates from Texas and when the bridge across the Nechako was wooden, Arkansas in the parking lot at Barkerville. not the concrete it is now. We stopped for a bite to Then, back home for the weekend, I saw plates eat, then dropped in at the Omineca Express to visit from New Jersey and Minnesota. for a bit. Which reminded me: It is tourist season in Prince The ladies there were nice enough to comment on George, so don’t be surprised if some vehicles are my weight loss, since they hadn’t seen me since I driving a bit slower than you’d like. There’s a good started my diabetes-driven diet. chance they’re looking for the street they’re supThen it was back into the car and back to Prince posed to be turning on. George. If they need help finding an address, give them a Thursday, I was driving Mom’s car with her as hand. my passenger on a trip to Barkerville. It had probCirculation Manager........................ Heather Trenaman Email:

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■ practices start next week

Minor football camp kicks off season AListair McInnis

The fall football season is just around the corner. An annual tradition introducing players to the game while starting another campaign returned to the École Lac De Bois fields on Saturday. The Prince George Minor Football Association’s free kick-off skills camp gave participants the opportunity to learn about the basics of the game. The three-hour camp ran from 9 a.m. until noon. “It’s good to get the kids out and you can tell right away that they’re enthused and excited to get going,” PGMFA equipment manager and atom division coach Grant Erickson said shortly after sessions wrapped up Saturday. “We have a lot of volunteers and a lot of help, and you can do hot dogs and pop and that sort of thing. It just puts a smile on everybody’s face.” When they promote the game, PGMFA organizers stress the league’s affordability. The Play with the Pros and kick-off camps don’t cost a cent, while all new players entering the atoms division for 2002 to 2005 born players can register for free. To play, a child must be six years of age on or before July 31. Other PGMFA registration fees are $195 for both peewee (2001 and 2000 born) and junior bantam (1999 and 1998 born). Saturday’s free camp was open to the same age groups, marking an opportunity for the league to register players on site. The age divisions have changed since the Northern Interior High School Football League moved to the fall about six years ago. Last year, the league introduced a junior varsity division for Grade 8 and 9 players. Before the high school league existed, the PGMFA also offered bantam and midget divisions for the older age groups. Erickson notes that having a narrower age bracket makes coaching easier.

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After completing an obstacle course, one player hands the ball off to the next one in line during Saturday’s Prince George Minor Football Association fun skills camp at the École Lac Des Bois fields. “You don’t expect them to come out of this (free camp) with too much,” he said. “But it basically just gets them back into the habit of listening to the coach, going through the drill and that sort of thing.” The camp also acts as a lead-in to fall tackle practice sessions, which begin on Tuesday. The sessions run begin Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the

École Lac Des Bois field. League games for the 2012 PGMFA fall tackle season will unfold on Saturdays starting at the end of August. The league asks for players to chip in with a volunteer bond of $75, which gets refunded at the end of the season in exchange for five hours of volunteer time. Quesnel and Vanderhoof are except in lieu

of travel expenses. Football equipment is provided free of charge by the PGMFA. Players can register for the upcoming season in person at one of the practices. You can contact PGMFA registrar Melanie Forsythe at 250-649-6765 for more information. Updates are also provided on the PGMFA website at

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Four shortlisted for liquor privatization deal The government of British Columbia has created a shortlist of proponents to enter the next stage of evaluation for the proposed privatization of the Liquor Distribution Branch’s warehousing and distribution services. Government has undertaken a transparent process based on standard government procurement practices to consider six proposals in response to the Negotiated Request for Proposals (NRFP) to contract for the LDB’s warehousing and distribution services. Based on the six submissions received, the NRFP evaluation committee shortlisted four of the most qualified proponents. They are (in alphabetical order): • ContainerWorld Forwarding Services Inc. • Exel Canada Ltd. • Kuehne + Nagel Ltd. • Metro Supply Chain Group Inc. The NRFP contained a provision for up to the three top-ranked proposals. There was a tie for the third spot, so four proponents will now continue through the process. The shortlisted proponents will now have an opportunity to refine their proposals

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based on discussions with the NRFP evaluation committee. The NRFP evaluation committee will determine which of these refined proposals best meets government’s objectives, and in the event it is established a better service delivery model can be achieved, will announce the success-

ful company in October 2012. A services agreement would then be negotiated with the successful company by March 2013. To ensure a fair and transparent process, a fairness monitor is overseeing and working with the NRFP evaluation committee to ensure the process is conducted in a manner

that is fair to all parties. At the end of the process, the fairness monitor will prepare a summary report, which will be made publicly available. On July 18, the fairness monitor sent a letter to government indicating he is “of the view that the NRFP procurement to this date has been conducted

by the private sector. Any new system would have to demonstrate itself to be more effective and efficient, and provide lower overall costs to government. Liquor pricing is not a part of the NRFP. Pricing and collection of revenue for liquor in B.C. remains in the hands of government - not the distributor.

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CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS/APPRENTICES WFP is currently seeking Certified Millwrights and Apprentices to join our Alberni Pacific Sawmill Division located in Port Alberni, BC. These are hourly USW union positions with a certified rate of $34.14 per hour and a comprehensive benefit package. Details of the collective agreement can be viewed at Complete job details can be viewed at: THE COMPANY: Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence, citing the Reference Code in your subject line: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Application Deadline: Thursday, August 2, 2012 Email: Reference Code: Millwright, APD As only short listed candidates will be contacted, WFP thanks you in advance for your interest in our Company. Please visit

LAKEWOOD ELECTRIC LTD. Located in Prince George, B.C. requires an experienced Accounts Receivable Clerk immediately. The successful candidate will be an important part of a team responsible for delivering an exceptional client experience to an interesting and diverse group of customers. Our innovative group will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to work within a dedicated team of professionals in an exciting and growing practice delivering accounting, bookkeeping and review engagements to a wide range of small to large clients. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary and a benefit package is negotiable. Skills and Experience: • 1-2 + experience in Accounts Receivable, in a service or construction setting preferred. • Technical experience in the accounting programs: Explorer & Cortex preferred. • Advanced proficiency with MS Office applications, including Excel, Word and Outlook a requirement. • Exposure to Collections would be an asset. • Strong communication skills, both verbally and written. • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure. • Strong commitment to excellence and attention to detail. • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Maintain Accounts Receivable customer files and ensure accuracy of records. • Ensure monthly deadlines are met for billing, including invoice posting in the Explorer & Cortex systems. • Provide timely data entry and accurate job cost reporting. • Perform collection calls and follow-up on discrepancies. • Perform other duties and help other departments as required. • All other duties as assigned by the management group. • Ensure internal policies and procedures are followed and applied. Contact information: Email a cover letter, stating wage expectations and a resume to:

No telephone calls please

Food Handlers • Volunteers Care Givers • In Home Now accepting registration:

Keeping Food Safe

FoodSafe Level 1 Saturday August 4th Tuesday August 14th Saturday Sept 8th CLASSES TAUGHT AT

7:45AM TO 5PM

Group Rates Available

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Fax: 250-563-2572


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Help Wanted

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services

Trades, Technical

An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. Forestry - Skidder Operator needed for Vernon, BC area. Experience required. Fax Resume with experience and references: 250-503-1148. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd/ Newcastle Timber Have vacancies in the following job: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic 2)Driller/Blaster 3)Swamper 4)Hydraulic Log Loader Operator 5)Yarder Operator. Details can be seen at Fax resume to 250-287-9259 Part Time Festival Coordinator wanted for 6 month contract. Event organizational experience an asset. Drop resume off at 1529 - 8th Ave. Resident Handyman/Caretaker Couple and Front Desk Clerks wanted for Kamloops Motel. Apply with Resume to: Scott’s Inn 551 11th Ave Kamloops BC V2C 3Y1 or email or Fax 250-372-9444

Dana Mandi EAST INDIAN RESTAURANT REQUIRES: 2 full-time Chefs, 40 hrs per week, $17/hr min 2 yrs exp. 1 Food server supervisor 40 hrs per week $18/hr. Must speak Hindi or Punjabi & English. Drop resume @ 2095 5th Ave. or email:

Career Opportunities

Karahi King Restaurant o/a K.K.R. Indian Bistro & Bar is hiring for Tandoori Cooks, Curry Cooks, Sweet Makers-All $17/hr. and Kitchen Helpers & Dishwasher - $10.25/hr, Food & Beverage Servers - $11.50/hr. All 40 hrs/wk. 3519 CHARTWELL AVE., PRINCE GEORGE, BC,V2N 6Y4.

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

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HEAVY Duty Mechanic required with certified inspection license; competitive wages; benefit package; full time; located in Rossland Trail area. Please send resume and or request for further detail to email: or by fax 250-364-9956.

Help Wanted

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

READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at and submit your resume by July 30, 2012

Help Wanted

H2S Alive (Enform), St John (Red Cross) Standard First Aid and In House D&A test, are required.

Interior Heavy Equipment Operator School OPERATORS


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NO Simulators. In-the-seat Training Only Never share equipment REAL WORLD TASKS Job board & placement aid FREE SITE TOURS Classes start every Monday Call 1 399--3853 866--399 1--866 Funding options, Call for details

Help Wanted

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 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.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

oast Mountains Board of Education School District 82

PROGRAMMER ANALYSIST Coast Mountains School District 82 is seeking a full time experienced, progressive and skilled individual to join the IT support team as a Programmer Analyst. This position is within CUPE Local 2052. The District: Coast Mountains School District 82 is located in northwestern British Columbia and includes the communities of Terrace, Kitimat, the Hazeltons, Kitwanga and Stewart. IT support services are provided to approximately 4,900 students and 700 employees. The IT department is located in Terrace, a beautiful community with modern medical, educational and recreational facilities.

Ashley Furniture Homestore is now hiring delivery drivers for our new Quesnel homestore. Both part time and full time positions available. Applicants must have a valid class 5 driver’s license, be willing to work on weekends, be in good physical health, exible, reliable, personable and hard working. Duties and responsibilities will include: store maintenance, furniture assembly, warehouse management, customer service and furniture delivery. Please apply in person with a resume at City Furniture and Appliances, 362 Reid Street.

For further information please go to: Position closes August 1, 2012.

Trades, Technical

Ashley Furniture Homestore is now hiring sales associates for our new Quesnel homestore. Full time positions available. We are looking for people who care about the quality products and services they represent, their customers, and their co-workers. We are seeking women and men who are self motivated, energized, customer service and sales focused. If you’re fashion forward, passionate, relentless, professional, and a “people personâ€?, we want to talk with you. Applicants must be willing to work on weekends, have computer knowledge, be exible, hard working and reliable. Duties and responsibilities will include: store maintenance, basic assembly, customer service and sales. Please apply in person with a resume at City Furniture and Appliances, 362 Reid Street.

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Heavy Equipment Technicians (2) Prince George

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Education/Trade Schools

Academic Qualifications: Minimum two-year post-secondary diploma or degree (eg. information technology or business administration), or an equivalent level of experience and training is required. Skill-testing exam(s) may be administered as part of the evaluation process.

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Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and ProďŹ t guide us at Tolko.

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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


Garage Sales Sat. 9-3 Near new 4 x 8 Air hockey table, baby clothes & furniture, used clothing & many household items. 5560 Park Drive.

Heavy Duty Machinery

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Excavating & Drainage

D.R.T. Mini Excavating Ltd.

Home Improvements Bath & Kitchen Specialist

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.

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

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

Landscaping Pruning, mowing, rubbish removal, asphalt, crack, pothole repair & sealing PG Yard Service (250)552-2122

SPRING YARD CLEAN-UP Garbage Removal & Gutter Cleaning Power Raking ~ Aerating (250)961-3612 or (250)964-4758 res

Merchandise for Sale

Antiques / Vintage Carlton Ware Australian design vintage lobster salad bowl, tri footed $100 , 7-9” lobster plates,$70, lobster lettuce leaf serving dish $30 or all for $170 250-596-1220

Mobile Homes & Parks

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White pine table and 4 chair $100, 3 pce beige tone chair, loveseat & sofa $250 OBO 250-563-7227

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

Real Estate Acreage for Sale

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

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

Auto Services

Auto Services

$100 & Under

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Cruise to the Sunshine Coast, B.C., watch the Orcas play, and then relax in your lovely 14 x 70 – 2 bdrm. mobile home in the Coast’s best-kept mobile home park! Many extras include hardwood laminate floors, spacious living/dining/kitchen areas, large covered deck and carport, 5 newer appliances plus electric F/P. Most private unit, overlooking spacious green park area with RV parking nearby. Small dogs welcome. A steal at $121,500. New listing. Call Dave Brackett, 604-886-8107 or 1-778-839-0219 before it’s gone!

Modular Homes

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Mobile Homes & Parks

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

A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

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


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

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent


• 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

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250-561-1447 GATEWAY MANOR 2080 20th Ave. Clean, quiet bldg with security entrance. No pets, spacious 1 & 2 bdrm suites . Resident mgr 250-5619397. 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.

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Commercial/ Industrial

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

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

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


HILLSBOROUGH Apts 3820 - 15th Ave

Property Management

1615 S. LYON ST.

Under New Management



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

Phone 250-596-4555



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

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

Shared Accommodation

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

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

Call: (250) 562-7172

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

Pine Grove Apts Clean bach, 1 & 2 bdrm apts Student & other incentives No Dogs

Phone 250-563-2221

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

Suites, Lower 1 bdrm furn/unfurn NS Utilities & laundry incl. References required. Incentive for seniors. Avail immed. 250-562-2444 439 Ogilvie St 2 bdrm bsmt suite $750/mo includes utilities (250)961-2265

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

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Cars - Sports & Imports


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2009 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG HIGHLINE “Luxurious German Engineering”. 4 DR SUV, 3.6L V-6, Automatic. Only 72,800 kms. Sale $35,500 DL# 31221


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

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July 24, 2012 Free Press Daily  

This is the daily edition of the Prince George Free Press for July 24, 2012

July 24, 2012 Free Press Daily  

This is the daily edition of the Prince George Free Press for July 24, 2012