CRASH: Saturday collision sends two men to hospital A3 Wednesday, July 25, 2012 It’s getting into crunch time for senior men’s soccer A13
www.pgfreepress.com Early-Morning Blaze Just before 5 a.m. on Tuesday, a fire was reported in a duplex in the 1400 block of McCullagh Avenue, near Carney Hill Elementary. Firefighters from three halls attended and had the blaze out in about two hours, then continued patrolling for hot spots. Six residents in the building evacuated safely. The investigation into the cause of the fire continues. Al la n W I S H A RT / F re e P re s s
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NDP leader Adrian Dix made it clear Friday that he feels the Liberals are acting on the controversy of running a pipeline through the province too little too late. Dix was in the city Friday afternoon when the subject of the Enbridge pipeline was raised. He said the environmental and economic impacts of the pipeline are not good for the province, and added the Liberals should have been ready to make a presentation before the joint review
panel, instead of first postponing then missing the opportunity to do so altogether. “B.C. missed the deadline to provide evidence,” he said. Although the government recently released a heavy-oil policy paper that outlines five minimal requirements for heavy oil pipelines, Dix said it doesn’t change the fact the province should have presented before the panel. “That doesn’t change the Liberals negligence in this matter,” he said. He added that Enbridge promising to invest another $500 mil-
lion to increase safety aspects of the project doesn’t change his position on it. “I appreciate that the company is doing that, but if the measures were available, why not add them in the first application? Investing in safety doesn’t change the fundamental issues,” he said. The requirements put into place by the government take into account environmental issues as well as economic benefits and are listed as follows according to a recent press release. “Successful completion of the environmental review process. In the case of Enbridge, that would
mean a recommendation by the National Energy Board Joint Review Panel that the project proceed. World-leading marine oil spill response, prevention and recovery systems for B.C.’s coastline and ocean to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of heavy oil pipelines and shipments. World-leading practices for land oil spill prevention, response and recovery systems to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of heavy oil pipelines. Legal requirements regarding Aboriginal and treaty rights are addressed, and First Nations are provided with the opportunities,
information and resources necessary to participate in and benefit from a heavy-oil project. British Columbia receives a fair share of the fiscal and economic benefits of a proposed heavy oil project that reflects the level, degree and nature of the risk borne by the province, the environment and taxpayers.” The requirements listed have also been rejected by the Green Party, who in a subsequent press release say they don’t support the Enbridge pipeline under any conditions.
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Alcohol believed factor in collision The investigation continues into a two-vehicle crash which knocked out power in the Pine Centre area Saturday morning and sent two men to hospital. Just before 7:30 a.m., a Prince George General Duty officer, on patrol near the intersection of Highway 97 and Highway 16, attempted to pull over a vehicle, a green Ford Expedition. Immediately upon activation of the emergency equipment, the driver of the Expedition accelerated to a high rate of speed, northbound on Highway 97. Within seconds, the fleeing SUV rear ended a black GMC Jimmy, causing the drivers of both northbound vehicles to lose control. Both SUV’s crossed the centre median as well as both oncoming lanes. The Expedition collided with a utility pole between Highway 97 and Westwood Drive. The Jimmy came to rest a short distance away. Both vehicles suffered significant damage. The two drivers were the only occupants of the vehicles. Both were transported by the BC Ambulance Service to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Expedition was released from medical care and immediately taken into custody by police as part of an Impaired Driving investigation.
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Evidence markers are all over the scene of a two-vehicle collision early Saturday morning near the intersection of Highway 97 and 22nd Avenue. The crash sent two men to hospital. The 29-year-old male driver of the Expedition was transported back to the Prince George RCMP Detachment where he provided two breath samples of more than double the legal limit. He was released on Court docu-
ments until his first court appearance scheduled for Sept. 1. A number of Criminal Code charges will be recommended to Provincial Crown Counsel. The accused is a Class 7 (New) driver and recently moved to Prince George from the
Fort St. James area. The driver of the GMC Jimmy is a 63-year-old Prince George resident. A Collision Reconstructionist from the RCMP’s North District Traffic Services Section attended the scene to gather evidence.
Northbound traffic was restricted to one lane and southbound traffic was diverted around the scene for a few hours. Power to the area including the Pine Centre Mall was affected by the collision. BC Hydro attended
the scene, replaced the pole and restored power. This investigation is continuing. If you have any information about this collision, please contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-5613300.
Greens, Conservatives also oppose B.C. criteria from PAGE A1
“BC Greens oppose the Northern Gateway project,” leader Jane Sterk said in a statement. “The pipeline and the accompanying tanker traffic along B.C.’s wild and fragile coast cannot be justified under any circumstance.” Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, also issued a statement, continuing his opposition to the pipeline. “The proposed pipeline would cross over 1000 streams and rivers, including the salmon bearing Fraser and Skeena
watersheds that are the life-force of First Nations throughout the province. Promising to increase pipeline wall thickness for major tributaries is simply not enough, and neither is the B.C. Government’s illusory ‘trust us’ approach to regulation. Based on Enbridge’s track record, the question of a pipeline spill is not ‘if’ but ‘when.’ We do not take any comfort in the corporate social responsibility rhetoric that Enbridge is vainly pumping out in efforts to save its bottom line. We call on all Canadians to join with the increasing number of people who say ‘no’ to Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. Above
all, we demand that Aboriginal Title and Rights, and Treaty Rights, be fully upheld.” John Cummins, leader of British Columbia’s Conservatives, said in a statement his party would negotiate a different deal that would develop a benefit-sharing program with Alberta and Saskatchewan. “With many proposed pipelines we believe that a negotiated comprehensive approach makes more sense than a one-off deal on a single project. I am confident that through reasoned and transparent negotiations with the governments of Alberta and Saskatchewan
a fair deal can be reached that benefits British Columbia,” he said. Enbridge, however, said it welcomes the input of the B.C. government. “We wish to reiterate our commitment to working with governments, including B.C., in determining what we can do to further address concerns and to engaging in a dialogue to ensure full understanding of the assessments of risk, the many safety and environmental protection measures in the plan as well as the benefits that would come with the project,” Todd Nogier, manager of corporate and western access communications, said in a statement.
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Bear Spirit takes to Highway of Tears
The Bear Spirit Healing Journey will be traveling through many communities. It began Monday in Prince George with a group of walkers carrying flags and pictures of loved ones, making their way down a stretch of Highway 16. The group plans to have walks and ceremonial fires in several communities along Highway 16 all the way to Haida Gwaii. “The purpose of the walk and ceremonial fire is to raise awareness about violence and honour murdered and missing aboriginal women and men, as well as provide an opportunity for healing for people who have lost loved ones,” said Wendy Kellas, community safety coordinator with Carrier Sekani Family Servies. The local walk began at 6 p.m. July 23 when participants met at School District Office at 2100 Ferry Ave. and continued down the walking path alongside Highway 16 to the junction of highways 16 and 97. The Fire Ceremony took place later at the location of Mr. P.G.,
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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
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Prince George man charged in weekend assault in Fort St. John Two men are in hospital and two others, including one from Prince George, are in custody after an early-morning fight took place Sunday 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 fighting 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 individuals 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 www.crimestoppersfsj.ca.
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Getting to the core of the city
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 www. princegeorge.ca, 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 describes 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 The city is in any or all of the program area surgiving the public plenty veys, or you can provide comments in the summary survey. of ways to The surveys will be available online speak up until Aug. 3. on the core As well, tonight, July 25, provides review. Now it’s up to the an opportunity to get questions public to take answered and make your opinions known during a public workshop. The advantage. workshop is set for 6 p.m. at the Civic Centre, and you have to register to attend. You can do so by calling 250-561-7602 or e-mailing csrworkshop@city. pg.bc.ca. 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 suggestion 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 advantage of this opportunity – and then it is 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.
Diggin’ inside a tractor
backs of gently mooing cows and their frolWith any luck, when you read this I’ll be icking calves, you spend at least two or three perched atop a honkin’ big tractor, doing some lying in some cattle muck with your body honkin’ big tractor stuff. twisted in a way only master yoga Without any luck, when you read instructors can dream of, trying to this I’ll be perched underneath a get a half-inch nut off a rusted bolt honkin’ big tractor, cursing the only to discover, after you’ve stripped fact that I never took mechanics in Writer’s it, that the manufacturer decided to school. Block put one metric bolt on your piece of It is haying time once again and, BILLPHILLIPS equipment. (Believe me, it happens. as of writing this, about the only We had a tractor where the body was piece of equipment that’s working assembled in a country that used standard on the family farm is the weather vane warnsizes and the engine in one where they used ing that the good haying weather is soon to metric … not sure how they got the two to fit come to an end and we still haven’t got either together but they did.) tractor going. And people wonder why farmers are a As mentioned, I was never very good at cranky old lot. mechanics. Nothing’s changed. I’m hoping all that we have to do to the old My dad was a pro. But my mechanics lesFord is bleed the fuel lines. If that doesn’t do it, sons as a kid entailed me standing beside it will likely be a case of the old Ford bleeding some piece of equipment, keeping an eye on the cash lines. my dad’s feet sticking out from underneath it, Then there’s the round-baler that seems to wriggling every so often as he wrestled with have developed hay fever. It works fine as some immovable object, and listening to a long as it’s not near hay. I’m thinking a stick of string of curse words that almost sounded like dynamite might be the cure there. poetry. At least the neighbours will come over and Every so often he would ask for a half-inch laugh at us. But that’s okay, I’ll laugh at them spanner and I would quickly hand him a 5/8” when the air conditioning breaks down in their box-end. $80,000 John Deere that pales in character comMy father always encouraged me to go to parison to the 30-year-old open-air Ford with university. blackened bits from when we set it on fire one That’s the thing about being a farmer … for day and hydraulics that work backwards no every day you spend wistfully walking in the matter which way we put the hoses on. gentle pastoral fields of waist-high Timothy as Who need mechanics? the dappled sun bounces gently off the auburn Circulation Manager ....................... Heather Trenaman Email: email@example.com.............250-564-0504
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Fireworks go off (with more to come)
There’s nothing like a and set the fireworks up, fireworks display to put ending up with a box so a big grin on the face of a overflowing with colourful shiny tubes of all sizes child. There was a lot of buzz it looked like it had been this weekend in Bear shipped in straight our of a Loony Tunes Lake when cartoon. Then the cowboys it was a matstopped in Life in ter of waiting at the local until dark. convenience the fat Cowboys, store and lane purchased DELYNDAPILON by the way, can be a little several hundred dollars worth of fire- impatient when they’re waiting to blow things up. works. After spending every More than once Kris and weekend lately at the lake, Jack looked into the blue those cowboys have got blue sky and grimaced, as on a first-name basis with though God himself was several of the ladies who taking his own sweet time work at the store, which, bringing on the darkness, as it happens, also sells and both were ready to beer (all of these ladies argue with him over his are drop-dead gorgeous, sense of timing. Meanwhile, with the according to those keeneyed fellows – and this campsites filling up with time I have to agree). They families, the boys spent were sad to learn Danelle their time inviting every was moving away soon, kid they saw to the show taking her little ones with – while, of course, appreciher back to her home- ating all those pretty mothers. Since the sunshine town. Jack: Bring ‘em out to enticed many of those the lake tonight. We’ll put mothers to take a swim, on a going-away show for the cowboys spent a good bit of that long afternoon ‘em. It took Kris about an killing time at the beach, hour to expose all the fuses calling ‘hey darlin’s’ and
just about passing out with glee every time they saw a bathing suit. The kids took turns splashing in the lake while I passed some time on the beach, enjoying the heat as the wind licked at the water, sending small waves splashing across the rocks. I could have stayed there, dry and happy all day. However, the newest member of our little family, Merle, thought it was a good time for me to go swimming. I kept telling him I’d go in about 20 minutes or so, but when he pestered me for the umpteenth time, saying my 20 minutes was up, and I told him just wait another 20 minutes, he lost patience. Now Merle is about 6’2”, a burly First Nations guy with a big heart and a bigger attitude. When he gets his mind set on something, there’s no changing it, and that day his mind was set on me going for a swim. He decided my waiting time had expired, so with a ‘c’mon’, before I could even scream a ‘git’, I was up with the grim-faced,
muscle-bound brat, being dragged into the lake, at a speed I did not wish to travel. Then, lickety-split, I was dunked. Jack and Kris: Girl down! Girl down! Their concern was touching. I think one of them actually set his beer down for a split second to clap. Anyway, I was all dried out by the time dusk fell and the crowd had gathered, with at least a dozen kids in tow, ready for the big moment. It was a sight to see. The boys had all the kids at a safe distance, ensuring nobody would get hurt. The honour of lighting the first fuse, before being whisked away by an adult, went to a little blond boy who is the bravest tricycle rider anyone ever saw, named William the Conquerer (and as it turns out, by the way, William fits just fine on a quad). Faces shone, kids squealed in delight, and the star-spangled night sky became the backdrop for a canvas of multi-hued orbs, each accompanied with a crack and crash of
noise that echoed over the campgrounds. The boys even made it through the display mostly in one piece, with just a few glitches. Jack: Hey Kris, which way do I point this one? Kris: (taking hold of the end of the stick of burning cardboard infused with gunpowder) Well, not at me! Marshmallows and good conversation followed the show. It was a night I doubt any child present will forget, and it reminded me of an incident during an earlier camping trip when a young mother excitedly rushed into camp and grabbed onto Jack, full of joy to see him again. She told me later she’d worked with him for a few months when she was a teenager, and Jack had made a huge impression on her, always standing up for her while making her feel special. Jack said he didn’t do anything much at all when I asked him about it, but then neither Jack nor Kris seem to understand that the light they have inside and the freedom with which they
share it can and does affect people for all their lives. It makes you stand a little taller, smile a little wider and walk with a little more confidence. To them, this weekend was just a small thing, a gift to a couple of kids who deserved it just because of their innocent joy and sweet natures. Some of those kids, though, will never forget those two cowboys. And most of them are likely to be back next weekend for a command performance, and I doubt either of those cowboys have the heart to disappoint them. Was that the end of the weekend? Nope. The trip ended with a long ride to emergency, stitches, a dizzying pre-dawn search for propane and a hasty return to camp to pick up one stranded cowboy. Curious? Sorry, but the rest of the story has to wait for next week, just like I have to wait a whole week before I’m out enjoying the sunshine – or the rain if that’s what comes – and the company of some of the best people I’ve ever met.
Heading back into history (twice) on my holidays how the place had changed. I was on holidays last week, and I It had, and the first change was one I took a step back into my own recent past knew about. I saw a train rumbling west and a big step back into the history of through the heart of the comB.C. munity, and knew that meant On Monday, I headed traffic on the main street would west with my friend Al Allan’s be blocked. to Vanderhoof. That was Amblings So I swung onto Recreation where I worked before I came to the Free Press, and I ALLANWISHART Avenue, where I knew there was now an overpass which would wanted to drop in and say allow us to bypass the lineup of traffic at “Hi” to the people who were still at the the rail crossing. Of course, part of my paper there. triumph in thinking of this solution was Al had memories of summers some muted by the last cars of the train going time ago spent in the Vanderhoof area, and had been back a few times since, but under the overpass as we were crossing over, which meant our wait at the crossnot recently. He wanted to get a look at
ing would have been minimal. We took a tour of Vanderhoof. Al remembered when the bridge across the Nechako was wooden, not the concrete it is now. We stopped for a bite to eat, then dropped in at the Omineca Express to visit for a bit. The ladies there were nice enough to comment on my weight loss, since they hadn’t seen me since I started my diabetes-driven diet. Then it was back into the car and back to Prince George. Thursday, I was driving Mom’s car with her as my passenger on a trip to Barkerville. It had probably been a good
30 years since I last visited the gold-rush town, while Mom had last been there in the mid-90s. A lot had changed, probably actually more for Mom than for me, since her memories of what it had looked like were fresher than mine. It was hot and there were a lot of people roaming the streets and peering into the various buildings. But it was fun. It’s a trip we might make again sometime, but with a bit better planning. See, we went on Thursday, which turned out to be the one day of the week that the Theatre Royal wasn’t putting on its revue.
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In Provincial Court in Prince George on May 9: Freddie L. Loyie was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and placed on probation for one year. Loyie was also found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking and failing to attend court when ordered to do so and sentenced to one day in jail. Clifford L. McCarth was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle while
impaired, fined $500 and assessed a victim surcharge of $75. Clayotn A. Middlemiss was found guilty of two counts of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, placed on probation for 12 months and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Evan M. Turcotte was found guilty of driving while prohibited, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for one year. Michael D. Wilkinson was found guilty
of causing a disturbance and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to 11 days in jail and placed on probation for Free one year. Darren R. Browning was f o u n d guilty of assault, placed on probation for 12 months and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. In Provincial Court in Prince George on May 11: Calvin C.R. Adams
WA N T E D Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following person who is wanted on a British Columbia wide warrant. As of 0830 hrs this 24th day of July 2012, Stephen Peter SMITH (B: 1960-1001) is wanted on a British Columbia wide warrant for DRIVING WHILE Stephen Peter PROHIBITED. SMITH is described as SMITH a Caucasian male, 193 cm or 6’4” 193 cm or 6’4” tall and weighs 115 kg or 254 lbs. 115 kg or 254 lbs. SMITH has brown hair and green eyes. SMITH should be considered violent.
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Cameron David SHEPPARD 185 cm or 6’1” 80 kg or 177 lbs.
Crime Stoppers is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following person who is wanted on a British Columbia wide warrant. As of 0830 hrs this 24th day of July 2012, Cameron David SHEPPARD (B: 1968-05-11) is wanted on a British Columbia wide warrant for DRIVING WHILE DISQUALIFIED. SHEPPARD is described as a Caucasian male , 185 cm or 6’1” tall and weighs 80 kg or 177 lbs. SHEPPARD has brown hair and blue eyes. SHEPPARD should be considered violent.
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was found guilty of driving while prohibited, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for one Press year. B r e n t G h o s t k e e p e r was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to one day in jail. Brent J. Morgan was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, sentenced to 30 days in jail, placed on probation for 18 months and ordered to make restitution of $1,379. Janey M. Quaw was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to one day in jail. Sean P.E. Smith was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 60 days in jail. In Provincial Court in Prince George on May 14: Daniel H.A. Miller was found guilty of failing to produce a valid driver’s licence when ordered to do so, fined $750 and assessed a victim surcharge of $112.50. Edward L. Nightingale was found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and placed on probation for 18 months. Calvin L. Stephens was found guilty of driving while impaired and driving while prohibited, sentenced to six months in jail and prohibited from driving for five years. David B. Walker was found guilty of driving while prohibited, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for one year. In Provincial Court in Prince George on May 15: Eric W. Bourdeau was found guilty of assault with a weapon, sentenced to 20 days
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in jail to be served intermittently, placed on probation for 18 months, assessed a victim surcharge of $50 and prohibited from possessing firearms for three years. Bourdeau was also found guilty of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, sentenced to 10 days in jail to be served intermittently, placed on probation for 18 months and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Katrina M. Buckland was found guilty of abduction in contravention of a custody order, placed on probation for 18 months and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Leslie A. Pocha was found guilty of resisting a peace officer, sentenced to one day in jail, fined $100 and assessed a victim surcharge of $15. Gregory W.E. Schwartz was found guilty of driving without due care and attention, fined $500 and assessed a victim surcharge of $75. Hang T. Wong was found guilty of uttering threats, received a conditional sentence of 30 days, was placed on probation for 18 months and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Tony T. Wong was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to time served of three days in jail and assessed a victim surcharge of $$50. In Provincial Court in Prince George on May 16: Lorgen K. Bob was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking and fined $200. Kevin Hammond was found guilty of pointing a firearm, received a conditional sentence of 14 months, was placed on probation for two years, assessed a victim surcharge of $100 and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. Hammond was also found guilty of assault, possession of an unauthorized firearm, possession of a weapon, device or ammunition knowing its possession is unauthorized and uttering threats, received a conditional sentence of 90 days, placed on probation for two years and assessed a victim surcharge of $100.
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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 who saw a need to improve the view across the street from where she lived. With donations from local businesses, youth groups and individuals, Laura began transforming the vacant lot into a beautiful site 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 in his blog. “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. “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,” he said. “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
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an opportunity 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 with garden needs watering while they are away,” said committee member Betty Burbee. Good Neighbour Certificates
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tunes found in their shows. “It just seemed easier to do your own songs,” Osborne says. Neil Osborne laughs when “You’d be listening to another asked about the longevity of the song, trying to figure out what chord the guy was playing and band 54.40. The Canadian group, which listen to the lyrics. It was easier plays on the opening night of to write my own songs. “Then I knew them.” the Prince George Osborne says for him, Exhibition, Aug. 8, it’s usually the music has been together for that comes first. more than 30 years. “I think it’s easier to “No, I didn’t think get a melody because we’d still be playyou can just be jaming music as a band ming and suddenly 30 years later. When I bring in something catches your you’re 18 or 19, you the ‘Gordon ear. So I’ll usually get don’t think 30 years Lightfoot’ most of the melody, then ahead.” version. It’s think about lyrics.” The name of the usually just Of course, what you band, to the sur- my guitar and hear in a 54.40 show and prise of no one who the vocals.” knows Canadian his- Neil on their albums isn’t tory, comes from an Osborne generally what Osborne brought to the rest of the American political band. slogan of the 1840s: “I bring in the ‘Gordon Light“54.40 or fight,” meaning the United States should get all the foot’ version,” he says with a territory to 54.40 north, which laugh. “It’s usually just my guiwould have been the southern tar and the vocals.” Then the rest of the band gets border of Alaska (then still Rushold of it. sian territory). “You speed it up a bit, put “Brad (Merritt) and I went to high school together in Tsaw- some electric guitar on it, get wassen. I lived all over Canada, me shouting the lyrics, and it and Brad had lived all over the doesn’t sound quite the same.” Knowing Osborne’s penchant U.S., because of the jobs our for melody-first music makes dads had. “So we met on the border, and the group’s next album somewhat unusual. decided to call the band 54.40.” “The next album is pretty From their earliest days until today, 54.40 sticks to its own much lyric-driven. It was just material, with few, if any, cover the way it worked out. We’re firstname.lastname@example.org
still working the songs up, so I don’t know if we’ll have anything ready to go by the time we get up there.” Looking back on his musical influences, Osborne sees two distinct groups. “When I was growing up, I was the youngest in the family, so my older brothers and sisters’ choices influenced what I heard. My oldest brother brought home Led Zeppelin’s first album. I listened to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones. “Then when I was in high school, it was New Wave, like the Cure, the Clash and even the Sex Pistols. I think groups like that were the inspiration for the band.” Fans of 54.40 can expect to hear their favourites when the group plays the Exhibition on Aug. 8. Osborne says there’s no way to fit 30 years of music into a single show. Osborne says the group has found out one thing about its shows. “If we’re going to change the set list, we’ll usually do it with the songs in the middle of the show. The last three or four songs we find work well together, and when we get to that point, it’s like ‘Let’s take it home, boys.’” Admission to the 54.40 show on Aug. 8 is included with your gate admission for the Prince George Exhibition.
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On August 23, Miss Quincy will be bringing her smokin’ hot allgirl trio The Showdown to Nancy O’s in Prince George to celebrate the release of her second full-length album, Like
The Devil Does. The raunchy roots and blues band is originally from northern B.C. but currently they call the road their home. Back in Canada after a seven-week European
tour, the band is now smack dab in the middle of a three-month tour on the summer festival circuit. Featuring electric guitar, upright bass and drums, the band members are armed with
attitude, style and killer musicianship. Miss Quincy doesn’t fit the classic girl singer/songwriter mold and The Showdown isn’t your average allgirl band. You won’t
find them singing pretty pages out of their diaries. Instead you’ll find them getting down and rocking out with raunchy electric roots and blues music. Miss Quincy and The
Showdown play Nancy O’s, 1261 Third Ave. on Thursday, August 23. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information about Miss Quincy visit www.missquincy.net.
TNW patrons book seats The first day that Theatre North West patrons can book their seats for the season’s coming plays is August 1. It is a time-honoured tradition for TNW patrons to line up at Books and Company in a bid to experience upcoming plays from their favourite seats. However, this year, they will be able to take a number and await their turn while browsing in the bookstore or enjoying the atmosphere at Cafe Voltaire. This season’s plays are: That Summer by David French (Sept. 20 to Oct. 10); Joyful Noise by Tim Slover (Nov. 5 to Dec. 5); Privilege by Paul Weitz (Feb. 7 to Feb. 27); and Henry and Alice: Into the Wild by Michel Rimi (April 18 to May 8). Season passes are still available for the new season. Pass holders can also call TNW’s booking line at 250-614-0039 to choose from remaining seats.
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Huble Homestead Historic Site is celebrating Prince George pioneers and the 100th anniversary of Huble House with Homestead Days August 5 and 6 – a weekend full of old-fashioned fun. Both days feature pioneer demonstrations, music, games, and contests, children’s crafts and lunch auction at noon. Homestead Days runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Situated 40 km. north of Prince George, just off Highway 97 on Mitchell Road. Call 250-5647033 or visit hublehomestead.ca for full schedule of activities.
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Football season is back in Prince George A14
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Get ready for a lot of baseball. A month-long stretch of baseball in Prince George that features two provincial championships and one national tournament begins on Thursday with the start of the B.C. Minor Baseball Association Midget AA Championships. The 10-team tournament is taking place at Citizen Field and Rotary Park and will run through the weekend. The host IDL Midget Knights get their schedule started on Thursday at noon against Cloverdale at Citizen Field. The B.C. senior provincials (Aug. 3 to 6) and the RE/MAX Baseball Canada Senior Championship (Aug. 23 to 26) are also coming to Prince George.
The 2012 ARCA West OK Tire Sportsman Series made its fourth of six tour stops on Saturday evening, as the Gold Pan Speedway in Quesnel hosted the Billy Barker Days 100. Mark Berriau of Penticton won the 100lap main event. Prince George riders Logan Jewell and Bob Williams finished fourth and fifth respectively.
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The North Cariboo Senior Soccer League is entering the final month of its regular season. With five weeks until the final date of league action on Aug. 29, games start becoming more significant as the playoffs approach. With championship games in mid-September, and the season having started on May 23, the NCSSL is also at the halfway point of its 2012 campaign. It’s been a different season, as the league made changes to its divisional structure. Instead of having Division 1 and 2 categories, the NCSSL formed an Open Division for top players of all ages. Nine teams entered the Open Division. The league also a fourteam 30+ Division, while another five squads play in the 45+ Division, known previously as the Masters. “So far, it seems to have accomplished what we set out to do,” NCSSL registrar Glen Thompson said. “Our main concern was the Open Division, of course, and I think it’s given the opportunity for a lot more of the youth players to be involved in the game. Unfortunately the Kodiaks U-18 team has folded up this year after their provincials.” The Prince George Youth Soccer Association U-18 Kodiaks competed in the Open Division until representing the region at B.C. Soccer Association Youth Provincial B Cup championships in Aldergrove from July 5 to 8. Players from that squad who wanted to continue competing in the NCSSL this season were put through a draft with newcomers on Monday. League standings have the Caribou Brewmasters leading the Open Division with six wins,
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Assante United FC goalkeeper Peter Brbot makes a save on Queensway Auto World player Ciro Caceres during their North Cariboo Senior Soccer League game on Sunday afternoon. Queensway Auto World won the 30+ Division contest by a 2-1 score. three losses and one tie (6-3-1) for 19 points in 10 games. Mr. Jake’s Steakhouse sits in second place at 5-2-3, only one point behind. The other six teams in the division, with records in parenthesis, are: Grewal Group (5-5-1), Mann Dental (4-3-3), the PGYSA U-17 Kodiaks (4-3-3), Global Securities (4-5-1), Silent Cabinets (4-50) and Revolution FC (3-6-2). Powerhouse leads the 30+ Division with a 6-4-1 record, one point ahead of Eden Spas (6-5-0). Queensway Auto World (5-5-0) and Assante United FC (3-6-1) round out the group. In the 45+ Division, Subway/ Queensway Motel leads the way with an 9-2-1 mark. The rest of the teams in the five-team divi-
sion are: the RBC DS Gunners (5-3-3), RBC Kickers (4-3-4), NT Air (4-5-2) and Edward Jones Caledonians (1-10-0). The NCSSL schedule resumes tonight with a trio of games. At 6:30 p.m., there will be a pair of 45+ Division games as NT Air meets Subway/Queensway Motel and the RBC DS Gunners play the Edward Jones Caledonians. At 8:30 p.m., Ed Spas plays Assante United FC. In a 30+ Division game on Friday evening, Queensway Auto World plays Powerhouse, another contest scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The NCSSL schedule included a break of about one and a half weeks over the Canada Day long
weekend and in early July. They used that time to do work on the pitch, with the whole complex shut down. One of the North Cariboo fields has been closed down this month for maintenance. Since the league doesn’t hold contests on holiday weekends, the schedule includes another week-long break from Aug. 1 to Aug. 8, a period which covers the August long weekend. No specific dates and times have been set for playoffs, but Thompson is looking at the third weekend of September to hold league finals. “I would imagine it’ll be pretty much the same as in the past. It’ll be the same format.”
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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
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31. Other PGMFA registration fees are $195 for peewee (2001 and 2000 born) and $195 for 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 divi-
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that sort of thing.” The camp also acts as a lead-in to fall tackle practice sessions, which begin on Tuesday. The sessions run 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
8) at the event. As a team, Cariboo-North East finished sixth out of eight regional teams with a total of 18 medals (five gold, seven silver and six bronze). Vancouver IslandCentral Coast topped the medal standings with 102 medals. The team collected 38 gold, 32 silver and 32 bronze. Runner-up Fraser Valley picked up 96 medals (35 gold, 32 silver and 29 bronze).
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the season in exchange for five hours of volunteer time. Quesnel and Vanderhoof are exempt 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 www.pgmfa.com.
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Northern B.C. has ties to Olympics Kenny Lally and Geoff Martinson don’t have much in common. They’re different ages, from different ethnic groups and compete in different sports. But both have been feeling similar pain over the past few months, having trained so hard to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics over the past couple of years, only to fall short of living their ultimate dreams. We can expect the two Prince George athletes to be following the Games in London like the rest of us. Their experiences and feelings will be different than ours. We can expect Lally to follow the men’s 52-kilogram boxing and Martinson to watch the 1,500-metre men’s running event with heartbreak. When the two athletes were attempting to qualify for the Games, they were carrying the hopes of their hometown with them. There may be no current or former Prince George resident among those individuals competing in
London from July 27 to Aug. 12. But look closer at the athletes representing Canada at the Olympics, and you’ll see northern B.C. connecULL tions OURT exist within RESS the ALISTAIR group. It’s interesting that two athletes who grew up in northern B.C. will compete in the same event in London. Thirty-oneyear-old Hazelton product Carol Huynh and 25-year-old Leah Callahan, a native of St. John’s, Nfld. who grew up in Mackenzie, will hit the mat in women’s wrestling. Huynh will defend her 2008 Olympic gold medal in the 48-kilogram class. Callahan, a first-time Olympian, is competing in the 72 kg class. What’s also worth mentioning is that Callahan has been guided by PGSS wrestling coach Louie Van Grootel. Looking elsewhere, you’d be hard pressed to see a northern B.C. representative in any Olympic sport over
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BASEBALL Thank goodness for baseball. After all, the sport is really the only one I can get excited about when looking ahead to events in Prince George over the next two weeks. If it weren’t for the midget AA provincials this weekend and the
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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 person”, we want to talk with you. Applicants must be willing to work on weekends, have computer knowledge, be flexible, 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.
Spruceland Mall 250.564.0095 Pine Centre Mall 250.564.0047
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Ashley Furniture Homestore is now hiring sales associates for our new Quesnel homestore.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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250-561-1447 Briarwood Apts. 1330/80 Foothills Blvd. 1 & 2 Bdrm suites 250-561-1571 HARDWOOD MANOR APTS Under New Management! 1 & 2 bdrm suites Heat & Hot water included.
1575 Queesway 250-596-9484
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Spacious 3 bdrm apts Clean, quiet, secure entrance. Students Welcome. Rental Incentives. No Dogs
Park Village Apartments 125 N Ospika Blvd 2 & 3 bdrm suites Phone 250-612-5162 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
2666 Upland Street 1 & 2 bedroom apts. Rent includes: hydro, heat, hot water, appliances, drapes and parking. Quiet, no pets
VENICE PLACE APTS 1438 Queensway Bachelor, 1 & 2 bdrm Suites Balcony, Elevator, Underground parking. Heat included Call (250)561-1446
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Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company with marketing and manufacturing facilities throughout Western Canada. Our commitment to excellence in the forest industry has resulted in signiﬁcant growth. We arecurrently seeking a CERTIFIED HD MECHANIC to join our progressive team at Tolko’s Quest Wood sawmill facility located in Quesnel, B.C. The Quesnel area has a population of 25,000 people and combines small-town values and affordable housing with a full array of recreational, educational and healthcare facilities. We are surrounded by rivers and lakes offering unlimited yearround outdoor recreational opportunities. As a successful candidate, you will be a qualiﬁed HD MECHANIC with a valid Interprovincial Journeyman ticket. Experience with Liebherr, Caterpillar and Taylor equipment would be a deﬁnite asset. A Level 3 Welding ticket would be an deﬁnite asset as well. Shifts could consist of days and or afternoons (must be ﬂexible to work both). This individual will be a team player with good interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Will have the ability to work with minimal supervision, and will be able to contribute positively to a quality team environment. Strong values of Safety, Respect, Progressiveness, Open Communication, Integrity and Profit guide us at Tolko. READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? JOIN THE TOLKO PROFESSIONALS If you are a results oriented individual with a proven record of accomplishment in your trade, a strong safety background and a desire to work in a team environment, explore this opportunity by sending a detailed resume by August 8, 2012 to: Penni Yamamoto, Human Resourses Tolko Industries Ltd., Quest Wood Division 1879 Brownmiller Road, Quesnel, B.C. V2J 6R9 Fax: (1) 250-992-1701 or e-mail: Questwood@Tolko.com
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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
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
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Shared Accommodation Are you a female student coming to Prince George for school? Quiet, friendly home to share with single woman. On bus route, Internet included, own bedroom, share rest of house, $550. Can be room and board, cost negotiable. Availability starting July or August. References required. Contact Lorraine at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
JUNIPER 3BDRM/1BA, newly renovated large unfurn bsmt suite in quiet home. Private entrance. Utilities incl. Quiet, mature adult only. N/S, N/P. Ref’s required. $775. 250-8633246
Suites, Upper Near Costco 2 bdrm suite, main ﬂoor incl. heat/hydro & laundry. No Pets pls $700/mo available now. Ph (250)6124785 or (250)552-3989
‘99 Honda CRV Special Edition 4 cyl, all wheel drive, auto AC,looks like new, 200,000 km, $6500 obo 250-649-6487
FULL TIME LUXURY RV 2007 Triple E Empress 4004 Diesel 400HP Class A Motorhome. Full body paint, 4 slides, 8kw. Gen, ONLY 27,900 Miles, 2 solar panels, washer/dryer, power awning, back up and side cameras, auto sat. system with 3 tvs, too many options to list.
Dealer #9968 Sale $199,000
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2011 18’ Creekside Trailer A/C, elec awning, Loaded. Reduced $14,000 OBO 250596-4145
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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On December 23, 2011, on Hwy 16 in the Kenneth Creek area, approximately 70 KM East of Prince George, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the North District Drug Section RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $12,000 CAD, on or about 18:53 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence under section 5(2) (possession for purpose of trafficking) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada and was therefore property obtained by crime, section 354(1) Criminal Code of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-1005, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government
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Free Press accepts Datebook submissions in written form only â€” dropped off, mailed or e-mailed. No phone calls please. Free Press Datebook runs as space allows every Wednesday. No guarantee of publication. Mail to 1773 South Lyon St., Prince George, B.C. V2N 1T3. E-mail email@example.com
Whist, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Senior Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick St. Wing night and karaoke, Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion. B.C.Civil Liberties meets second Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m., 2105 Pine St. Next meeting Aug. 8. CNC Retirees meet fourth Wednesday, 9 a.m., Dâ€™Lanos. Information: Lois 250563-6928. Army Cadet Rangers free youth program, meets Wednesdays, Connaught Youth Centre. Information: Capt. McCue 250565-6993, 250-5649030.
Prince George Salvation Army Capt. Neil Wilkinson, left, accepts a cheque from Drew Thibodeau of Apex Refrigeration and Cameron Thun representing a pair of $5,000 donations. The donations are part of the Pay It Forward 5000 Club, which Thun got started with an earlier donation. Apex Refrigeration will now have its name added to the plaque Thibodeau is holding. The donations will be used for the recycling program at the local Salvation Army.
Spring Ultimate Frisbee League, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., PGSS fields. Information: www. pgultimate.bc.ca. ECRA Forever Young Chorus meet Thursdays, 12:45 p.m., ECRA, 1692 10th Ave. Prince George Grassroots Cribbage Club registration, 6:30 p.m. play 6:45 p.m., Thursdays, Spruce Capital Recreation Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Information: Gerda 250-564-8561.
Heartbeat, a group for mutual support of those who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets monthly at CMHA office. Information: Sandy 250-960-9047. Thursday Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Knox United Church,1448 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-564-6336 (days), 250-964-4851 (evenings).
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THURSDAY Ham dinner, July 26, noon-1 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. DayBreakers Toastmasters meets Thursday, 7-8 a.m., Elder Citizens Recreation Association,1692 10th Ave. Information: Heather 250-6499591. Plaza 400 Toastmaster Club meets Thursday, noon, Aleza room, fourth floor, Plaza 400 building, 1011 4th Ave. Information: 6252. toastmastersclubs.org/ or 250-564-5191.
Sundays at 5 p.m. Call about childcare. Prince George Healing Rooms - Are you hurting? Do you have health issues? Confidential prayers Wednesday noon-2 p.m, All Nations Church, 1395 Fifth Ave. Information: 250-617-9653. COPD support group meets Wednesday, 1 p.m., AiMHi. Information: Nancy 250-561-1393.
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FRIDAY Live bands, Friday, 8 p.m.-midnight, Royal Canadian Legion.
SATURDAY Waffle breakfast, July 28, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., ECRA, 1692 10th Ave. Garage sale, July 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Georgeâ€™s Ukrainian Catholic Church. Horse poker ride, July 28, starts at 10:30 a.m., Shell-Glen Community Park. Information: Tanya Forster 250-961-0744. Flea market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave. Live bands, Saturday, 8 p.m.midnight, Royal Canadian Legion.
SUNDAY Flea market, Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave. Meat draw, Royal Canadian Legion, 3-5 p.m., sponsored
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MONDAY Tai Chi, Mondays, 1:30 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Northern Twister Square Dance Club meets Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Michaelâ€™s Church Hall. Information: Gys 250563-4828 or Reta 250-962-2740.
TUESDAY Bridge, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Spruce Capital Toastmasters meet Tuesdays, 7:25 p.m., 102-1566 7th Ave. Information: Tom 250-562-3402. Hospital retirees meeting, first Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m., Prince George Golf Club. Information 250-563-7497 or 250-563-2885.
Prince George Healing Rooms - Are you hurting? Do you have health issues? Confidential prayers Monday noon-2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m No appointment necessary, located in the Prince George Pentecostal Church, 497 Ospika Blvd. Information: 250-6179653. Free sports and recreation, Wednesdays, 2 p.m., 1160 7th Ave., ages 15-30. Information: 250-656-5278. Childrenâ€™s choir, Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Hartland Baptist Church. Information: 778-415-5000. Parents Together, a mutual/self-help support group for parents of teens, meets Mondays, 7:30 p.m., Intersect (basement entrance). Information: Carmen 250-562-6639. Tuesday night Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 6:157:15 p.m. weigh in, 7:30-8:30 meeting. Everyone welcome. Information: Marvene
The Community Datebook provides free community event listings every Wednesday. Submissions are accepted in written form only â€“ dropped off, mailed or emailed â€“ No Phone Calls please. Datebook runs as space allows, there is no guarantee of publication. Mail to 1773 South Lyon St., Prince George BC V2N 1T3 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
250-962-8001 or 250-612-2031. DivorceCare, a support group for persons going through a separation or divorce. To find out if this group is for you, call 250-5646213. Group meets at Artspace, Room 202,
â€œGIVE A LITTLEâ€Ś GAIN A LOT!â€? PG Therapeutic Riding Assoc - URGENT Volunteers needed for walkers, helping with horses, fundraising, special events. Students welcome - a great way to earn those volunteer hours needed. Barb 250-962-5082 Special Olympics Prince George Looking for Coaches & Athletes for summer, winter & youth programs. For more info on volunteering email: kwebster@specialolympics. bc.ca Barb 250-563-5756 Youth Challenge International - Sept-Oct Ghana - 10-week project, focus on the electoral process; Tanzania- 8 week project, focus on Health Outreach; Guyana- 5 weeks, focus on the effect of rising sea levels on indigenous plant life. Visit www.yci.org Email: email@example.com For information on volunteering with more than 100 non-profit organizations in Prince George, contact Volunteer Prince George
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