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Nechako River float ready to hit water Police will be stepping up patrols on and off the river for safety ■ Annual event

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

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

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

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The RCMP and other units will be stepping up enforcement on the Nechako River on Saturday to make sure it’s a safe day for everyone.

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It can be a lot of fun to be out on the river on a hot summer’s day. but police remind anyone taking part that safety gear is necessary.

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

variety of offences including impaired driving, no insurance, no licence and liquor offences. Foot patrols will also be present at various locations known to be used by participants along the route. People need to remember that consuming alcohol in public places is a violation of the B.C. Liquor Control and Licensing Act. Offenders will be fined and have their alcohol seized.

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

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Convoy brings military history

There’s going to be a convoy coming through Prince George on July 30, but it won’t be the big rigs C.W. McCall sang about. This convoy will be a number of historic military vehicles, making their way from Vancouver to Fairbanks, Alaska to mark the 70th anniversary of the Alcan Highway and to raise

public awareness and remembrance of veterans. The convoy members are rendezvousing today in Chilliwack before leaving Saturday morning. They are taking the trek in small stages, stopping at Legions along the way to give people a chance to see these historic vehicles.

Convoy coordinator John Hawthorne expects there will be about a half-dozen vehicles making the trip up from Vancouver. They will be joined in Dawson Creek by other vehicles coming from Edmonton. The convoy will be at the Prince George Legion on Monday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

One charged after police bust crack shack Police closed down a crack house on Tamarack St. on July 24, arresting six men and three women while seizing crack, heroin, methamphetamine and an assortment of drug trafficking material. One of the men, a 53-year-old prolific offender, was held in custody to appear in court on a number of drug-related charges stemming from the incident. Charges of possession with the purpose of trafficking, three counts, one each for cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin were later approved against Melvin Robinson. “The others were released, most likely without charges,” said

Corp. Craig Douglass, media liaison with the RCMP. He added both the Downtown Enforcement Unit and crime reduction teams were on-hand to make the bust. The DEU, a unit which has received a lot of media attention in the last year, with the mayor and city council wanting them kept in the downtown core, requested the assistance of the crime reductions unit for the arrest. The crime reductions unit is mainly focussed on property crimes. “And they are the best surveillance team,” Douglass said of the team, which generally are in plain clothes.


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

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

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

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The pipeline that may never be

coastal waters.  The announcement of the British Columbia GovThe Provincial Government is correct in their stateernment’s position on the building a pipeline from ment that British Columbia takes the biggest risk with Alberta to tidewater at Kitimat changed the game for least amount of revenue now and into all the players and many are not happy the future. The question that needs to be with the change. asked and answered is if the risk is worth The Albertans are mad as heck. They it at any price? Perhaps an economic case have all that crude oil from the tar sands can be made to convince the people of and their market opportunities have just this province that the return exceeds any been diminished. Suddenly the GovernOnside foreseeable risk. So for, that case has nor ment of Alberta is flying the national flag VictorBowman been made. and touting how great the pipeline will Much of the opposition to date has be in benefiting all Canadians. This the been emotional. We need facts. If the facts are brought same province who spent decades never forgiving the out, examined and discussed, then a much more ratioFederal Government for enacting the National Energy nal decision can be made. Solid, provable facts are Plan a few short decades earlier. Shoe seems to be on hard to refute, but emotional grandstanding slowly the other foot now and it is pinching their big toe. From an economic point of view, it looks like a good ebbs into oblivion. As the deal stands, it is like giving permission for deal for Canada. The western oil industry is dominated by the Americans who know there are presently someone to dig a 20-foot hole in your back yard in exchange for a six-pack. Not a good deal at all. no alternate markets to the United States. That alone The Alberta politicians can tear their hair and hurl has a negative impact on the potential revenue to Canada. It is never comfortable being dependent upon all sorts of nasty invectives at the British Columbia Government for not being satisfied with the deal as it a single buyer for your product. Having the capacity now stands. Even if the Review Panel decides that the to also offer your products to others makes good ecorisks are minimal, there is still the matter of tearing up nomic sense. a good piece of our province with little compensation The economics can be defined in simple dollar and in cash or future economic growth. cent calculations. Those calculations conveniently Not all British Columbians oppose the project. ignore the soft costs and do not take into account the Their short-sighted thinking can not see beyond the secondary risks such as potential damage to the enviconstruction jobs that will be created in building the ronment.  pipeline and ancillary facilities. After the mini boom, There is likely no realistic way to assess the damage all we are left with is a handful of permanent jobs and that may result from a pipeline failure or tanker accia pipeline that will age and eventually fail. dent at sea. What we have seen in other parts of the Perhaps Enbridge should come to the realization world can only give a small indication. There is a big that this is not 1950 but 2012. There are a whole bunch difference in present and future costs depending on of people out there who are much more knowledgewhat happens and where it happens. A pipeline failable and sophisticated than in the past. They are not ure in the middle of a bleak and unproductive desert is very different from spilling oil into a river system or willing to buy a bag of rusty horseshoe nails. Circulation Manager........................ Heather Trenaman Email: circulation@pgfreepress.com..............250-564-0504

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The Producers hits all the right notes Teresa Mallam arts@pgfreepress.com

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

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

ment Centre trained ballet dancer who now it turns out has considerable skill as a singer and actor. Watch for his name in lights. Amanda Spurlock is delightful as Ulla. Andrew Russell as the German playwright turned actor Franz Liebkind whose character does indeed ‘break a leg’ shows real flair for his part, right down to the strong delivery, German accent and “goose step.” Matt Russell is hilarious in his multiple roles – and he wears hot pink spandex rather well. Nigel

McInnis as Carmen, DuBris’ colourful covivant, is another talent who fits the bill perfectly. Mark Wheeler plays anything well, this time around his characters include Gunter, a brooding judge and a walk-on Winston Churchill. I have to say though, Bill Russell stole the show. He also made the show if you count his hard work on the set design and technical team. He plays the flamboyantly gay director Roger DeBris and an actor

with “starring” roles in Bialystock Bloom productions of Springtime for Hitler and Prisoners in Love. Russell’s on stage antics, notably his drag queen routine, had the audience doubled over in nonstop laughter. This is a musical theatre at its best. Don’t miss it. Judy Russell presents: The Producers, a Mel Brooks hit musical, from July 26 to August 4 at the Prince George Playhouse. Evening shows are at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at Studio 2880.

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Olympics provide welsome respite in sports

Instead of hearing about NHL labor talks, NFL players in trouble with the law, or which NBA team gets Dwight Howard, it’s refreshing to know that for the next 17 days sports headlines will focus on the trials and tribulations of the athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. Yes, after a four-year wait, the time has arrived as sports such as archery, badminton, canoeing, judo, table tennis, sailing and wrestling surface from obscurity to grab our attention. (By the way, that’s freestyle wrestling and certainly not the 1000th edition of WWE RAW). We are fans of the Olympics because it is more than just a sport, a game or a competition, but rather we unite as one, to cheer and identify with the athlete wearing the distinguished Canadian colors. I don’t know who will turn out to become the next Carol Huynh, but it will be fun to find out. Prince George does not have an Olympian, although boxer Kenny Lally and 1500 metres runner Geoff Martinson were among the locals that came within a whisker of qualifying. Lally is already setting his sights on advancing to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Huynh is back for another Games extravaganza after she rose to prominence with that spectacular showing at the 2008 Summer Olympics, when she became the first gold medalist

the top 12 in total medals. That for Canada in Beijing. In addiwould be a slight improvement tion, she was also the first gold from 14th at the 2008 Beijing medalist ever for Canada in Olympics where women’s wrestling. Canadian athletes Who can forget earned 18 medals, her award-winning Hart including three gold, smile from four Beat nine silver and six years ago after the 5-foot-1, 105 pound hartleymiller bronze. This year’s team Huynh put Hazelton, B.C., on the map with a spe- is 55 athletes short of the 2008 representation, but the Canadian cial golden performance? contingent is the seventh largest The 31-year old Huynh is an team at the London games. Can11-time national champ, who ada’s athletes range in age from was born and raised in Hazel65 (equestrian - show jumping, ton. She started studies at SFU Ian Millar) to 15 (gymnast Victoin 1998, and then moved to the ria Moors). Whether it’s Huynh, University of Calgary in 2007. Callahan or other B.C. athletes Ironically this year, half of the (such as shot putter Dylan Armfour member women’s wresstrong of Kamloops, mountain tling team representing Canada biker Catharine Pendrel of Kamcomes from a small but very loops, swimmer Ryan Cochrane proud community in Northern of Victoria or tri-athlete and flag B.C. Joining her on the mat is bearer Simon Whitfield of VictoLeah Callahan. The 5-foot-3, ria) stepping to the podium, the 159-pound Callahan was born in Olympic moment is resounding, St. John’s, Newfoundland, but even life-changing. raised in Mackenzie. She also It can be debated whether ended up at the University of there is “true” sport anymore but Calgary after moving there in these Games are the pinnacle of 2006 to join the varsity wrestling sacrifice, immense training and team. The 25-year old Callahan the ultimate in accomplishment. is a two-time Senior National champion. (The other two female Emotions will range from pure joy to frustration to heartbreak, wrestlers in London are Tonya Verbeek (34) of Grimsby, Ontario which is an atmosphere we can all relate to. and Martine Dugrenier (33) of ••• Montreal.) As much as the Nashville These wrestlers are among Predators hesitated to pay Shea 277 athletes representing the Weber $14 million for each of the great white north. The Canadian next four seasons and $12 milOlympic Committee is optimislion for the two after that, they tic, setting a goal of finishing in

did not have much choice but to find the money and keep their three-time all-star defenceman. The Predators made the logical choice by deciding to match the Philadelphia Flyers’ 14-year, $110 million offer sheet to Weber, a deal that includes $68 million in bonus money in the first six years. Two years ago, Nashville lost Dan Hamhuis to the Vancouver Canucks. In a bigger blow, earlier this month they lost another defenceman, Ryan Suter, to the Minnesota Wild. In addition, the Predators have parted company with Alexander Radulov, Andrei Kostitsyn and Jordin Tootoo, to name a few. If they had decided to let the 26-year-old Weber depart for four first-round draft picks, the beleaguered franchise would have been in a near state of chaos, and, as a scary thought, that would have left the much travelled Hal Gill to anchor the blue line. Sometimes a team is forced to bite the bullet in order to ensure its fan base they care about the product and winning. This is one of those circumstances. The Predators got it right. ••• From The Quote Rack: The Oakland A’s 2012 payroll $55 million. Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira’s 2012 salaries put together? Over $53 million. For New York Yankees fans last weekend, money not only couldn’t buy

happiness, it couldn’t even buy a win. Contributor Janice Hough of Palo Alto, California (www.leftcoastsportsbabe.com) The NY Rangers landed Rick Nash from Columbus for what has been described as a few spare parts. This has infuriated Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke, who has denounced the trade, saying the players they offered were way more mediocre. Contributor Derek Wilken of Calgary (smacksport.blogspot. com) A new stadium will be built in Regina by 2017. It will be open air, but designed so that a retractable roof may be installed at a later date. The parking lot is a regular surface, but potholes can also be added at a later date. Comedy writer TC Chong of Vancouver (alwaysfunny.com/) And in case you missed it: Olympic officials will reportedly provide more than 150,000 condoms to athletes at no cost during the London 2012 Olympic Games. The USA Men’s Basketball team asked, ‘What are condoms?’ Comedy writer Gary Bachman Hartley Miller is the sports director for radio stations 94X and the Wolf@97fm. He also writes for the Opinion 250. Send along a quote, note, or anecdote to hmiller@94xfm. com.

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“GIVE A LITTLE… GAIN A LOT!” 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: outreach2011@yci.org For information on volunteering with more than 100 non-profit organizations in Prince George, contact Volunteer Prince George

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for you, call 250-5646213. Group meets at Artspace, Room 202, 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. 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). Red Hat Chapter meets for lunches and outings. Information: 250-564-6879. AiMHi is offering networking and information session opportunity for parents, guardians, and caregivers. Information: Jule O’Reilly 250-5646408 ext. 228. Elks’ meat draw,

Thursday, 4:306 p.m., Legion. Proceeds to Elks’ Children’s Fund. Tea Time for the Soul. Would you like someone to listen to you? Come, listen, and share while enjoying a cup of tea. Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. at Forest Expo House, 1506 Ferry Ave. No cost. For more information, Jesse or Catherine at 250-563-2551. Singles and friends, social group of people of all ages and diverse backgrounds, meets Wednesdays, 7 p.m., A&W on 20th Avenue. Wednesday Tops (take off pounds sensibly) 11:30 a.m. weigh in, noon meeting, St. Michael’s Anglican Church. Information: 250-9603959, 778-416-0908. Learning Circle Literacy Program works with adult learners and families on literacy, numeracy and computing skills. Information: 250564-3568 ext. 228, or literacy@pgnfc.com. Do you worry about the way you eat? Overeaters Anonymous may have the answers. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Monday, 7:30 p.m., hospital, Room 421. Call Shelley 250612-3877.


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Program Administrator Prince George Youth Soccer Association (PGYSA) includes 2500 players and over 300 volunteer coaches and managers for outdoor soccer as well as indoor programs that run from October to April. Our offices are located in our indoor facility at 965 Winnipeg Street in Prince George. The Program Administrator is responsible for membership services that include registrations and the building of teams and schedules for outdoor and indoor programs. The Administrator is responsible for ordering, receiving and monitoring inventory as well maintaining a line of communication with our players, coaches, volunteers and parents. The Program Administrator will assist the Executive Director in the day to day operations of the Association and will be the first contact for visitors and our members (players, coaches, volunteers and parents) to have their inquiries and requests attended to. Customer service skills; being computer literate; and the ability to stay focused while switching from task to task throughout the day are essential. The willingness to work varied hours, including some weekends is required. This is a full-time position. To apply please forward your resume along with a cover letter indicating how your skills and experience relate to this position. Please indicate your salary expectations and provide three references. Send your application to:

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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 http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-people-employment/employees/ Complete job details can be viewed at: http://www.westernforest.com/building-value/our-people-employment/careers/ 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: resumes@westernforest.com 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 www.westernforest.com

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: info@lakewoodelectric.ca

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

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

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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.

1575 Queesway 250-596-9484

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

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HILLSBOROUGH Apts 3820 - 15th Ave

Property Management

1615 S. LYON ST.

Under New Management

RESIDENT MANAGER NEEDED

250-563-5959

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

Phone 250-596-4555

JUBILEE Apt’s

ANSWER TO PUZZLE NO. 355

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 lorraines@citywest.ca

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

LUXURY SUV

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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

Services

Hub City Motors 1822 Queensway 250.564.7228 www.hubcitymotors.com

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

Scrap Car Removal

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL MOST FREE! Give Us A Call! 250.963.3435 15270 Hwy 97 South

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

Wrecker/Used Parts USED TIRES Cars & Trucks $25 & up

Most Sizes Available 15270 Hwy 97 South 250.963.3435


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