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­ ashroom video W leads to arrest of local man On Monday November 5, the Prince George RCMP entered into a voyeurism investigation at a local business. At approximately 2 p.m., the Prince George RCMP received a report of a video camera being found in the women’s bathroom at a local retail business in downtown Prince George. An officer attended the business and seized the video camera. After review of the video and the store’s surveillance video, a suspect was identified. Officers attended a residence on Westwood Drive where a 47-year-old man was arrested and taken into custody. Members of the Prince George RCMP obtained and executed a search warrant at the residence. The accused was released on a promise to appear with conditions, to attend court in Prince George on December 5. If you have any information about this criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-TIPS (8477), online at (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.

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One of the city’s best-known community supporters passed away Saturday. Anne Martin was 80. When she received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal earlier this year, she spoke with a Free Press reporter about what accomplishments she felt she was being recognized for. When Cariboo-Prince George MP Dick Harris read a list of her accomplishments, Martin looked over at the reporter. “I forgot half that stuff, didn’t I?” Anne and her husband, Bob, moved to Prince George in 1965. Bob was working at what was then the vocational centre, which became the College of New Cale-

donia. Ann settled into Prince George, but didn’t stay settled for long, as she started getting involved in the city right away. “I started the Child Development Centre,” she said at the time of the Jubilee Award. “I was on city council for nine years, and I was made a Freeman of the City.” In looking at the list of the groups and causes she worked with in her 47 years in the city, it’s no wonder she received the Freeman designation. A partial list would include the Board of Governors for the University of Northern B.C., president and director of the Two Rivers Gallery (then the Regional Art Gallery Association), initiating the Bridget Moran statue for downtown Prince George, chairing

the Communities in Bloom Committee (under her leadership, Prince George won the national title in 2006), a board member of the Prince George Regional Performing Arts Centre Society, and the Livable Winter Cities Association. She was also one of the driving forces behind the David Douglas Botanical Garden Society, which now graces the main drive through UNBC. Receiving one of the Diamond Jubilee medals ranked high on her list of memories. “It’s a very great honour. It wouldn’t be possible, though, without my husband and my family. “It’s a team effort.” Asked about the long list of groups and events she was involved with throughout

Anne Martin, earlier this year, receiving the Queen’s Jubilee medal from CaribooPrince George MP Dick Harris. her 47 years in the city, she smiled. “It’s just life. You have to do something with it.”

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Rocky Mountain Rangers army cadet Master Cpl. Konnor stands guard at the cenotaph as people lay down poppies for their lost loved ones.

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Colleen Fitzpatrick, left, mother of Cpl. Darren Fitzpatrick, and Jeri McCully, sister of Cpl. Matthew McCully, lay a wreath for family members of fallen soldiers Sunday at the cenotaph. Both men were killed in the Afghanistan conflict, Fitzpatrick, 21, on March 20, 2010 and McCully, 25, on May 25, 2007.

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Support to end cannabis prohibition has increased significantly in the last year. According to an Angus Reid poll, 75 per cent of British Columbians support taxing and regulating cannabis. An even greater percentage of northern interior residents support it, increasing from 68 per cent in 2011 to 82 per cent this year. Dana Larsen, who has been touring B.C. since the beginning of the year to promote the Sensible Policing Act, noted those numbers during his stop in Prince George. Larsen, who ran for the leadership of the B.C. NDP party last year, has long been a proponent for legalizing marijuana. While attending Simon Fraser University he cofounded the League for Ethical Action on Drugs, was the editor of Cannabis Culture magazine from 1994 until 2004, became a founding member of both the Canadian Marijuana Party and the B.C. Marijuana Party in 2000 and 2001, and founded a group called End Prohibition in 2003. Staying active through the ensuing years, he opened the Vancouver Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary in 2008, which has two locations and provides medical grade marijuana to about 3,500 patients. “I have been working to change the laws in B.C. and Canada pretty much all my adult life,” Larsen said. He added many people think what he calls the outdated laws surrounding cannabis are bound to change, they may not if those who believe they should don’t act. “There is no reason why those laws could not stay in place another generation,” he said, adding many people thought the product would be legalized in the 70’s. He pointed out right now public support is with the movement, adding organizations like Stop the Violence B.C. have been valuable in educating the public about cannabis. Larsen went on to explain the law he is working to enact within the province is a citizenlaunched initiative referendum, something that will only work in B.C. because it is the only Canadian province with that option. The laws governing

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While a lot of people cannabis exist at a federal rather than a provincial wanted to be rid of the level, therefore they can- HST, Larsen said even not be changed by the more want cannabis to be provincial government. decriminalized. “We have H o w e v e r, got incredhe said, the ible public attorney support, general can more than be instructed the antito inform HST,” he police agensaid. cies that However, arresting they do not marijuana have the users and same infraenforcing Dana Larsen structure to search and - Marijuana crusade spread the seizure laws news that s u r ro u n d ing marijuana is no lon- group had. “But if we organize it ger a priority, effectively decriminalizing the act in properly, we can get it all in place.” B.C. For Larsen, this means This, he said, can be done through B.C.’s Recall spending the remainder and Initiative Act for a cit- of the year visiting comizen-initiated referendum. munities across the provSuch referendums, he ince, spreading the messaid, have fixed election sage and promoting the dates, and the next one is Sensible Policing Act. Then, next year, canscheduled for September of 2014. In order for the vassers will be work referendum to pass, 10 per within each electoral discent of all registered vot- trict in an attempt to preers in each of the 75 elec- register those who wish to toral districts within the sign the referendum. The province must sign it. Sig- following year, canvassnatures must be collected ers will spend the 90 days by government approved before the referendum and registered volunteer date hits gathering those canvassers. There is only a signatures in earnest. The second part of the 90-day period to collect all plan, Larsen said, is for the required signatures. “It’s a very steep hill to the province to call on the federal government to climb,” Larsen said. So steep, in fact, only change the cannabis laws two referendums have or give B.C. an exemption been successful in B.C., from them, then marithe most recent being the juana would be legalized one forcing the province rather than just decrimito reinstate GST and PST, nalized. Finally, at the same doing away with HST.

time, Larsen said a commission should be set up to put regulations in place regarding the usage of marijuana, like an age limit, the point of sale, the amount of tax it should carry along with any other rules that come up. “I want to be able to say I worked my ass off to change these laws,” Larsen said, adding he has a 14-year-old daughter, and he would rather have her read about the ‘old days when marijuana was illegal’ then have it continue to be illegal into her generation. “We need to make these laws part of history, and never have to deal with them in our country again.” He added those who argue that moving towards legalizing marijuana will strain relations between Canada and the U.S. need to look at what’s going on in that country, where three states recently changed the laws surrounding the use of cannabis, including the province’s closest American neighbour, Washington. This takes away much of the fears people have expressed on the subject. “The argument is null and void. America has no moral authority to impose their drug war on another country,” he said. Larsen said people interested in getting more information or taking part in the movement can go to He added he will be back in the city in March.

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Dallas had to fish out of In reality he was just a the toilet bowl and dry off scruffy looking black cat with a big old bald spot on after an unfortunate jump his back, but to me he was (by Fats) from the bathtub rim. a lot more. And he was My always clumsy, relationLife in always falling ship with the fat off of someFats began thing. He’d on a cool lane go for that big autumn DELYNDAPILON jump onto the evening cupboard (absolutely not right here in Prince allowed, and I had the George. My brother’s squirt gun to enforce that cat had given birth to a rule), miss, skittle his litter of kittens, and we claws against the edge were in town for a science looking for grip, then fall. fair (Dallas, my boy, was I’d laugh at him. He’d six and one of the prizeglare at me, tail slinkwinning presenters) so we ing back and forth like decided to stop in and see a windshield wiper on family before we took off super high. home. He also had a taste for Dallas fell instantly in sweets, especially cake. In love with Fats, whose fact, it was darned hard birth name was Doc. He was really cute when to keep him out of the sweets, short of locking he was little, just a black them in the fridge. Not the bundle of fur and big yelcupboard, though. low eyes. But what really Fats could open cupconvinced me to take him board doors. home was his clumsiOne day I bought one of ness. Cats are supposed those pre-packaged angel to be agile, graceful, the food cakes. The plastic epitome of exquisite balance. Tell that to Fats, who those things come in is

so thick I have trouble opening it. So I figured it would be just fine to leave it on the counter overnight. Wrong. I looked for it the next morning, asking family members with growing ire which one of them sneaked off with my darned cake. All of them claimed innocence, but I had my doubts. I couldn’t even find the plastic container it came in. On about my eighth trip through the kitchen (accusing my family loudly this time), Fats slunk around the corner, eyes all innocent. He sat down, looked at me, lifted a paw for a calm licking – while I growled and cussed – and laughed. His whole black furry face was encrusted, whisker to ear, with what remained of my angel food cake. Rotten cat. As he got older, so did my dad, who lived with me for a few years following a massive heart attack.

Dad often had to use his walker to get around during the first few years. Fats, who by then didn’t much care for walking either, would use it with him. Finally, it got to the point that whenever dad pulled out the walker, Fats was on the seat, ready for a ride. My dad, being the kind of guy he is, couldn’t just leave it at that. Since getting old and cranky, Fats had kind of laid off chasing the family dog, something my big old golden Lab, Buddy, kind of appreciated. But once Fats was up on that walker, he thought he was a lion, the king of the pride. My dad would start singing (and he can’t sing – it was horribly out of tune) ‘A Huntin’ we will go, a huntin’ we will go, high ho the merry-o, a huntin’ we will go’. As soon as he broke into song, the dog would try to hide. But there would be dad, pushing it around behind the dog as fast as the old fellow could go, Fats rid-

ing shotgun, ears twisted back, mouthing a glorious hiss. Sometimes poor old Buddy would have to belly crawl underneath the walker to escape, Fats batting away at his bottom. Of course, Fats didn’t have his claws out. Even when he was a kitten, he never used his claws when he smacked you. Kind of peculiar, but that was Fats, one of a kind. Last winter was especially hard on the old cat. He worried away at the little bald spot on his back, often making it bleed. He went from having difficulty walking to having problems moving his back legs. We had begun the conversation about it being time to do the right thing by him, but spring came fast and furious, and Fats got spry. So spry in fact, my 14-year-old house cat (who was fixed for 13 and a half of those years) began clawing the window open, taking off outside, just so he could run around with female cats of

questionable morals. I worried about him being out there, often going on a search when I saw the window was open so I could haul him back indoors, but I could see how much fun he was having with the whole escaping thing. Even though he didn’t quite understand he had to run like the wind and get indoors to the litter box every time he got the urge to use the facilities. When the weather took a turn for the worse, so did Fats. This time there was no room for waiting or debate. The poor old guy couldn’t even make it to his litter box anymore, sometimes even soiling himself. I took that little kitten on his first ride 14 years ago, when my son was just a little tyke, and I took him on his last ride this weekend, trying hard not to cry and telling myself it was the right thing to do. And it was. But I am going to miss that scruffy old cat.

What’s the crime for this much pun-ishment?

try your patients with a long one, but I The pun has been described as the will beg your indulgence for a couple of lowest form of humour, to which one medium-short setups. writer replied, “Yes, because it is the A fellow in California kept basis of all humour.” bragging to his friends about As many of my friends how big the waves were that (and co-workers, not that the Allan’s he had surfed on when he two are mutually exclusive) Amblings was on holidays in Hawaii. will tell you, I love puns. I enjoy the English language, ALLANWISHART Since none of his friends had seen him surf before, they and I am not sure how anydecided to call what they considered his one can profess to enjoy the language bluff. and not appreciate a good pun. They got him a board and told him Of course, to some people, a ‘good’ pun is a ‘bad’ pun because of the groan- to give the waves on the beach a try. The fellow took the board, walked into inducing factor. Calling a psychiatrist’s the water up to his knees and stopped. new office a “change of mind” is short, His friends told him to get on with it, sharp and to the point. at which point he turned to them and But puns can also be stretched out said, “They also surf who only stand to medium or long length to get to the and wade.” point. I will not, as the legal doctor did,

This one I also can’t take credit for (even though I would love to). I found it on the Internet, and then saw it again on a different site the next day, so I don’t know who to give credit to. A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack. “Miss Whack, I’d like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday.” Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it’s OK, he knows the bank manager. Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral. The frog says,” Sure. I have this,” and produces a tiny porcelain elephant,

about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed. Very confused, Patty explains that she’ll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office. She finds the manager and says,” There’s a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral.” She holds up the tiny pink elephant. “I mean, what in the world is this?” The bank manager looks back at her and says: “It’s a knick-knack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man’s a Rolling Stone.” (You’re singing, aren’t you? It’s OK, so was I the first time I read it.)

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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 1130 hrs this 12th day of November 2012, Lorraine Anne JOSEPH (B: 1967-07-14) is wanted on a British Columbia wide warrant Lorraine Anne for THEFT UNDER $5000. JOSEPH is JOSEPH described as a First Nations female, 160 cm or 5’3” 160 cm or 5’03” tall and weighs 64 64 kg or 141 lbs. kg or 141 lbs. JOSEPH has black hair and brown eyes. JOSEPH should be considered violent.


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In Provincial Court in Prince George on Aug. 3: Shaun R. Peters was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, sentenced to 57 days in jail and placed on probation for 12 months. In Provincial Court in Prince George on Aug. 7: Bernard C. Mowatt was found guilty of assault and placed on probation for six months. Melvin Robinson was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, sentenced to six months in jail and received a lifetime prohibition on the possession of firearms. Robinson was also found Free Press guilty of three other counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, sentenced to 13 months less a day in jail and A llan WISHA RT/F re e Pre s s received a lifetime prohibition on the possession of Darren Henry and Autumn were the first occupants of Section P firearms. (for Pooch) at CN Centre on Saturday night for Raise The Woof Mevlin Robinson was found guilty of possession Night at the game between the Cougars and the Edmonton Oil of a controlled substance and sentenced to one month Kings. in jail. Patrick M. E. Robinson was found guilty of two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, sentenced to four months in jail and received a lifetime prohibition on the possession of firearms. In Provincial Court in Prince George on Aug. 8: Amanda L. Allan was found guilty of three counts of theft of property with a value less than $5,000, sentenced to 176 days in jail and placed on probation for 18 months. Robin B. Allen was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol reading over .08, fined $1,000, assessed a victim surcharge of $150 and prohibited from driving for one year. Nathan J. Bates was found guilty of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, sentenced to 29 days in jail, placed on probation for one year and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Bates was also found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order and three counts of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance, sentenced to one day in jail and time credited of 14 days and placed on probation for one year. Bates was also found guilty of a second count of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to one day in hail and time credited of 14 days, placed on probation for one year and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Bates was also found guilty of failing to attend court when ordered to do so, sentenced to one day in jail and time credited of seven days and placed on probation for one year. Gary J. Brown was found guilty of driving while prohibited, fined $500, assessed a victim surcharge of $75 and prohibited from driving for one year. Allen Capot Blanc was found guilty of assault causing bodily harm, sentenced to 135 days in jail, placed on probation for two years, fined $100 and received a lifetime prohibition on the possession of firearms. Capot Blanc was also found guilty of two counts of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to 45 days in jail, placed on probation for two years and fined $100. Gregory J. Cunningham was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to 21 days in jail and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. Christopher M. Long was found guilty of failing to 6567 Hart Hwy in the Hart Ctr. provide a breath sample when ordered to do so, fined PH: 250-962-6678 $600, assessed a victim surcharge of $90 and ited from driving for one year. Store Hours: Mon.- Wed. & Sat. 9:30-5:30, Thur. & Fri. 9:30-9:00, Sun. Noon-5:00 Michael J.W. Desjarlais was found guilty of failing to stop a motor vehicle when ordered to do so and possession of property obtained by crime, sentenced to 178 days in jail and placed on probation for 18 months. Desjarlais was also found guilty of driving while prohibited, sentenced to 178 days in jail, placed on probation With over 30 years of experience, I can help you preserve your freedom, reputation and livelihood. for 18 months and prohibited from driving for two years. For an appointment call 564-4454

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Today (Nov. 14) is World Diabetes Day. The Prince George branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association is hosting an event called Taking Charge of Diabetes... Protecting Your Future from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Commonwealth Centre (Seventh and Quebec St.) Guest speaker is Dr. Justin Frey. Free event and open for everyone. Information: 250-561-9284.


The Northern Interior Metis Cultural Society, Prince George Metis Elders Society will host a Louis Riel Day Potluck on Nov. 16. Silent auction, 50/50 draws. Doors 4:30 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Kinsmen Hall, 777 Kinsmen Place. Admission is a non-perishable food item. This is a fundraiser for a drop-in for the homeless and street-involved people. Information: 250-561-9484.


Author Maggie de Vries will launch her new children’s book called Big City Bees, Saturday, Nov. 24 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Artspace above Books and Company. The colourful book is illustrated by Renne Benoit. Bring the children to help celebrate the launch. Refreshments will be served.


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Business was brisk Saturday. Both patrons and vendors at the Prince George Farmers’ Market, now located at 1074 Sixth Ave. behind The Keg, seem happy with their new downtown location. Association president Nanci Krushelnicki said Monday that vendors are enjoying the new intimate space which allows them to have a strong support group. “In our new location – which is a little smaller than our previous downtown location (the old Morrison’s Mens Wear store) – we’re a little closer together, it’s more intimate, so we can get to know each other better. That’s very positive because it means that we have each other for help if we need it – like watching our booth for a few minutes while we take a break.” An indoor market has always been a bonus, she said, because it means that vendors can make and sell their products during the long months of winter. “We have 25 to 28 vendors with a full range of food products such as artisan breads, fair trade coffee, jams and jellies, local meats (bison and beef), salsa, honey, hummus and quality hand-crafted items like soaps, knitware and jewellery. And we still have room for people to sit down at the coffee bar and relax and enjoy some good food.” Some seasonal merchants with items like cut flowers will not be carrying their wares throughout the winter but new seasonal items for the holidays will take their place. Vendors will also be taking part in the downtown

Winter Solstice event on Dec. 2, she said. Krushelnicki points out another big plus with the new address. “We have great neighbours – that’s why we wanted to stay with a downtown location. The Prince George Farmers’ Market actively supports a creative and vibrant downtown for Prince George.” Stan Pelletier, who owns the popular Mojave Chili and Spice Company and has been part of the local Farmers’ Market for 14 years, likes the new space. “It has a very homey atmosphere, people seem to really enjoy coming here. I think when people are closer together in a space, it becomes a happier place.” Although vendors enjoy the outdoor market in summertime, the indoor venue is “less hassle,” he says. “You don’t have to pack up and take your stuff home. There are no canopies and signs to take down. I can leave my table and chairs behind and my mini refrigerator for some products.” [Mojave’s line of products includes homemade salsa, spicy candy, chili, lime shortbread cookies, spice mix.] Pelletier and several other vendors also take part in the UNBC’s Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays. Local knitter and felter Karin Dayton says the new space is a perfect fit for her. “I love being here. Our spaces are smaller but that only means we can be more creative, like building our displays taller rather than wider. I like the fact that we are closer together now.” Te re s a M A LLA M / Fre e Pre s s The Prince George Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays from Nanci Krushelnicki puts a sample of hummus on a cracker for 8:30 a.m to 2 p.m. at their new a customer Saturday at the Farmers’ Market. The market has location at 1074 Sixth Ave. moved to its new location at 1074 Sixth Ave.

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Cesar Millan talks to a crowd of 3,100 at CN Centre Sunday night. Star of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan TV show, the dog trainer and author is on his Trust Your Instincts Tour across Canada.


Wine Festival a success Theatre North West’s popular fundraiser International Wine Festival on Saturday was enjoyed by 500 people who came to taste and talk wines from many regions and countries. They also got a chance to vote for their favourites and also bid on silent auction items. “The Wine Festival is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said TNW marketing officer Jeremy Stewart. “It was sold out one month in advance and our new Wine Lovers’ Afternoon tasting event brought in another 130 people – so that’s fairly extraordinary for a non-profit arts in Prince George.” Saturday afternoon, talented chefs (and staff) from four local restaurants – Cimos, Hummus Brothers Tapas Bar, White Goose Bistro and Twisted Cork – took part in TNW’s Restaurant Challenge, cooking up a storm in The Exploration Place kitchen. At the end of their colourful presentations to a panel of judges, Chef Ryan Cyre of the White Goose Bistro came out on top to win the 2012 TNW Golden Cork Award. “All chefs demonstrated superb culinary skills with the preparation of an entre, for each of the

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District 57 Tapestry Singers are having their Christmas concert Celebrate the Season with special guests Nove Voce Choral Society and the PG Youth Orchestra. Celebrate the Season is a collaborative effort

between three music groups and highlights the strength of instrumental and choral music in the Prince George community. “Together we have put together a concert program that celebrates

the best of the season,” said the choir’s music director Carolyn Duerksen. “Selections range from contemporary to traditional and offer something for everyone. There will be familiar melodies and carols

including Carol of the Bells, Go Tell It, Mary’s Boy Child and the beautiful French carol, Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant.” In addition to the familiar ones, there will be several lesser-known selections by British

composers Bob Chilcott and John Rutter and a lovely choral work by Canadian composer Eleanor Daley. The second half of the special program features the lighter side of the season with several favourites: We Need a Little Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Twelve Days of Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas. The concert also welcomes Maureen Nielsen on piano, Simon Cole on saxophone and Erica Skowron on oboe. District 57 Tapestry Singers present Celebrate the Season on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church. Concert tickets are $10 (age 10 and under free) available at Studio 2880 or at the door.

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Ten-year-old Variety Coin Kid Farrah from Prince George would like to thank all of her schoolmates, family, friends and businesses in the Hart Highway area who dug deep into their pockets and helped her raised over $1,700 for Variety – The Children’s Charity. A preemie baby, Farrah suffered many health complications that kept her hospitalized for the first 10 months of her life. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Farrah required a feeding tube and an oxygen tank until she was two-and-a-half years old. Thanks to therapies and surgeries, her condition has improved and she is now able to go to school with other children. And it was the kids from Heather Park Elementary who rallied to her cause. “Farrah and her classmates painted posters for each class in the school,” says her mom, Vicki. “They also put a coin box in each room and created a contest to see who could raise the most money. The winning class got to have a movie and popcorn with Farrah. The kids at the school were amazing – they raised $1,289.” That amount, added to the $300 raised by the community of Ness Lake (where Farrah’s teaching assistant lives), and over $210 from Coin Boxes displayed in local businesses, placed the grand total at $1,799.

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Art instructor Atieh Reza, right, with some of her students at the opening of their Get To Know show at the Artists’ Co-op on the Hart Highway.

Students put wildlife on wall ALLAN WISHART

The walls of the Artists’ Co-op on the Hart Highway are alive with wildlife this month. The art students of Atieh Reza are seeing their best works on the walls, works they created for the Get To Know contest, sponsored by the Canadian Wildlife Federation. “They have to do a painting of Canadian wildlife,” Reza says, looking at the works at Saturday’s official opening. “I was very impressed by the range of wildlife they used.” Some of the paintings are of wildlife which can be found in the Prince George area, such as bears and chipmunks. Other pieces, not so much, portraying such creatures as polar bears and penguins. “Most of the students took a picture they liked from a book and worked with that,” Reza says.

“They had to make some changes so the work was their own.” The students, ranging in age from 6 to 15, worked in a variety of styles as well, from oils and acrylics to pencil crayon. “Some of them even mixed a couple of styles,” Reza says, “which surprised me, because it’s not something we do much of in class.” This is the second year for the show of entries for the contest. The local works for Get To Know are on display at the Artists’ Co-op, 2302 Hart Highway, until the end of November.

Fido fashion

Canines will put their best paws forward and strut their stuff at the ninth annual CNC Doggie Fashion Show Saturday, Nov. 17. Beginning at 1 p.m. in the college atrium in Prince George, dogs of every pedigree, shape and size and their two-legged owners will compete in a variety of categories: Best in Show, Most Original, Best Human/ Doggie Co-ordination, Best Doggie Personality and People’s Choice Award. All proceeds go towards the Prince George SPCA. The People’s Choice Award is a popular category as is the Jasper Memorial Award. That award in particular has special meaning to Old. Jasper was a Bichon that Old adopted from the shelter. The entry fee is $10 per dog and participants are asked to register by Thursday, Nov. 15. A limited number of registrations will be taken on show day between 11 a.m. and

noon. A registration form can be downloaded from the College News and Events section of CNC’s website http://www. For information, call Laura, 250-562-2131 ext. 5386.


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The Cariboo Cougars remain second in the 11-team BC Hockey Major Midget League, coming off a pair of victories over the Thompson Blazers in McBride. After a convincing 6-0 win over the Blazers on Saturday, the Cariboo squad was victorious by a 3-1 count on Sunday. Nathan Warren recorded the shutout on Saturday. The wins improved the Cougars to 13-3-0, behind only the league-leading Vancouver NW Giants (13-0-1). The loss dropped the basement-dwelling Blazers to 1-13-0.


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Prince George product Seb Lloyd may have enjoyed a productive World Junior A Challenge on the scoresheet, but the final team result wasn’t what he’d hoped for. On Sunday in Yarmouth, N.S., Lloyd and his Canada West teammates lost 6-3 to the U.S. in the final of the sixteam international hockey tournament. The result gave the Americans their fourth gold medal at the event. Lloyd, a forward on the BCHL’s West Kelowna Warriors, finished the tournament with three goals and one assist in four games.

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The difference between winning and losing can be razor thin. The UNBC men’s basketball team finished on the wrong end of that fine line on Saturday evening at the Northern Sport Centre. It took overtime, but the visiting Trinity Western Spartans prevailed 103-100. Coupled with a 109-87 triumph over the Spartans in their home opener on Friday, the doubleheader split leaves the Timberwolves with a 2-2 record four games into their inaugural Canadian Interuniversity Sport campaign. Had they swept the Spartans, they would’ve been in sole possession of third place in the Canada West Universities Athletic Association Pacific Division. Instead, they’re tied for third with the Fraser Valley Cascades of Abbotsford, also 2-2. A lis ta ir M cINNIS/ Fre e Pre s s Saturday’s victory was the first of the season for the Spartans. The UNBC Timberwolves third-year guard/forward Dan Stark explores his options against the Langley-based team improved to Trinity Western Spartans during their Canada West men’s basketball game on Friday evening at the Northern Sport Centre. 1-3. The UBC Thunderbirds (Van- points: Kurtis Osborne (19), Mark floor for recording his fifth per- fer Bruce recorded a game-high 26 points. Her teammate, fourthcouver) and Victoria Vikes sit tied Perrin (19), Denny McDonald (18), sonal foul. “He’s like a Swiss army knife for year guard/forward Mercedes atop the eight-team division, each Justin Bakuteka (17), Lucas Goosus. He fills all of the holes,” Jordan Van Koughnett, collected a dousquad undefeated at 4-0. Three sen (16) and Tristan Smith (11). The teams entered the five- says of Raphael. “He guards the ble-double with 11 points and 10 other Pacific teams are 1-3, the Thompson Rivers University Wolf- minute overtime tied 87-87. The best guy and some nights he’s rebounds. Laurissa Weigl led the Spartans Pack (Kamloops), UBC-Okanagan Timberwolves, boosted by a third not necessarily scoring a ton. He’s Heat (Kelowna) and Mount Royal quarter in which they outscored being the playmaker and those on Saturday with 16 points. The the Spartans 31-12, carried a 64-51 sort of things. He’s our leader so loss dropped Trinity Western to Cougars (Calgary). Eight teams in the Prairie Divi- lead into the final 10 minutes of it’s tough when we don’t have him 0-4 on the season. The Timberwolves are tied for sion round out the 16-team Can- regulation. The visitors stormed on the floor.” Fouls also ended the game early third in the Pacific Division with back in the fourth and nearly ada West basketball circuit. Offence was on full display won in regulation, UNBC forc- for fifth-year guard Joel Ryba- the WolfPack and Vikes, who also sport 2-2 records. With identical on Saturday at the NSC, with ing overtime with a buzzer beater chuk. 4-0 marks, the Thunderbirds and both teams topping the century by fourth-year forward Charles WOMEN Cascades lead the way. Mount mark. Fifth-year Timberwolves Barton. “These teams at this level are guard/forward Sam Raphael led The Timberwolves bounced back Royal (1-3) and UBC Okanagan (1-3) round out the division. all scorers with 28 points. Two that much more mentally tough. in a big way on the weekend. The UNBC men and women are other UNBC players topped the They don’t really fold on you,” A pair of home-court wins over 20-point plateau, fifth-year guards UNBC Timberwolves head coach Trinity Western, 74-67 on Friday back at home this weekend, UBC Jose Araujo (25) and Francis Rowe Todd Jordan says. and 62-54 on Saturday, improved Okanagan visiting Prince George The Timberwolves had to play UNBC’s record to 2-2. for doubleheaders on Friday and (21). On the Trinity Western side, six the second half of extra time withIn Saturday’s triumph, Timber- Saturday. For more on the games, players reached double figures in out Raphael, who was sent off the wolves fourth-year guard Jenni- check Friday’s Free Press.


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Former Spruce Kings get last laugh in Victoria win ALISTAIR MCINNIS

The Fitzgerald tripletsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; return to Prince George may have been an intriguing story before the opening face-off. By the end of Saturday eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s B.C. Hockey League game at the Coliseum, the Spruce Kings had a more pressing concern. In a 7-3 defeat to the Victoria Grizzlies, 20-year-old starter Kirk Thompson was yanked early in the second period after allowing three goals on 11 shots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The goaltending has been a blessing for us early in the season,â&#x20AC;? Spruce Kings head coach Dave Dupas said Saturday night after the defeat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t good tonight and, not to put everything on the goaltender, but he has to hold us in those games. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what a 20-year-old Number 1 starter is supposed to do. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supposed to be the guy that does it. Now that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t excuse the rest of the guys that lost battles and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to have that desire.â&#x20AC;? Dupas believed that they couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve led the Grizzlies 3-0 at the first intermission. Instead, they were locked in a 2-2 tie after 20 minutes. The night didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go any better for 16-year-old rookie Liam McLeod, who replaced Thompson after the Grizzliesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; third goal, 3:27 into the middle frame. McLeod surrendered four goals on 14 shots, including a marker at 4:06 of the second period, Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first scoring chance after he replaced Thompson. In what turned out to be the game winner, David Mazurek got credit for a tally that gave the Grizzlies a 4-2 lead. As for the Fitzgeralds (Myles, Gerry and Leo), members of the Spruce Kings for one season in 2011-12, they had an inactive evening on the scoresheet. Myles, with the Grizzliesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; second goal, was the only member of the trio to record a point. But as Dupas pointed out, they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quiet on the ice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They do what they do best. They stir up some crap, they got our guys pissed off with their mouths and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what they do,â&#x20AC;? Dupas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They got guys thrown off, some of our guys take penalties so we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very smart about it.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dupas doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe the Fitzgeralds contributed much to their loss. Only five of the Spruce Kings who played on Saturday night were on the 2011-12 squad: forward Tyson Witala; defencemen Skylar Pacheco, Trevor Esau and Latrell Charleson; and

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Prince George Spruce Kings forward Liam Board skates with the puck in the offensive zone while being defended by former Spruce King Leo Fitzgerald of the Victoria Grizzlies during Saturday eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s B.C. Hockey League game at the Coliseum. Thompson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But for the rest of the guys, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know those guys and it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that,â&#x20AC;? Dupas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trying to chase the Fitzgeralds down and do stuff like that.â&#x20AC;? Myles said he and his brothers didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t place too much emphasis on that game. The contest was their first at the Coliseum since the Spruce Kings traded them to Victoria in the summer. The offseason move saw the Spruce Kings acquire forwards Coltyn Hansen and Cam Lawson, in addition to defenceman David London and future considerations, in return for the Fitzgeralds. The Fitzgeralds played on a Spruce Kings team that finished with a regular-season record of 33 wins, 21 losses, two ties and four overtime defeats (33-21-2-4). After finishing third in the eightteam Interior Conference, they were swept by the Merritt Centennials in the best-of-seven conference semifinals. Despite enjoying some success in the 2011-12 season, the Fitzgeralds werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t interested in staying in Prince George. After the campaign ended, they requested a trade that would put them on an organization closer to their hometown of Port Alberni. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a really great group of guys and staff, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just fun coming back here,â&#x20AC;? Myles said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obviously really cold, but

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for the Spruce Kings, who sport a 11-6-1-2 mark. They sit third in the five-team Mainland Division with 25 points in 20 games. The Chilliwack Chiefs (14-5-1-1) lead the division with 30 points. As for the Grizzlies, they maintained first in the five-team Island

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Cougars fans would prefer to focus more one is left wondering how far the league is on their overall record. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just past from making that decision. the quarter pole on their 2012-13 regular We know the NHLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s situation isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t posiseason and with 17 points in 20 games, tive, which would explain why people they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in a bad position. were getting excited over the league and While coaches and players will say NHL Players Association simply resumevery game is important, the Cats will ing talks. After all, what did the latest set soon enter a crucial stretch in their sched- of talks lead to? Another road block, and ule. After Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visit by the Pats, they debate on how long until further bargainwill prepare for four consecuing would take place. tive games against the Victoria The impact of the schedule Royals. Each of those meetings to this point has been well docwill come in the form of a umented: the losses include doubleheader, with the teams the cancellation of the Winplaying Nov. 23 and 24 in Victer Classic, an outdoor game toria, and Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in between the Detroit Red Wings Prince George. and Toronto Maple Leafs Looking at the current standwhich wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been held ings, the Cougars are only Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium three points behind the thirdin Ann Arbor, Mich. Hockeyplace Royals (10-10-0-0) in the town Winter Festival events Alistair McInnis five-team B.C. Division. In the from Dec. 16 to 31 were also - Movember Day 13 cancelled. 10-team Western Conference, Victoria is sixth while the CouThe entire pre-season, Octogars hold down the eighth and final play- ber and November regular-season schedoff berth. Yes I know, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still early. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ules have also been wiped out. fun to look ahead. When the NHL and NHLPA holds talks By early January, the Cougars will have a in secret locations, outside analysts and good idea where they stand in the B.C. Divi- fans are left speculating as to how producsion. The Nov. 23 game in the tive every day is. Analysts were saying provincial capital marks the they appeared to be making headway, but beginning of a stretch thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll then came the realization they were still far N

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The Prince George Cougarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; schedule is by a Remembrance Day matinee in the less hectic this weekend. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still busy. Lower Mainland against the Vancouver After welcoming the 2013 Memorial Giants. This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t completely Cup-hosting Saskatoon unusual for a Cougars team Blades to CN Centre on FriULL that played eight games in day for a Brodsky versus OURT a 15-day stretch in October. Brodsky battle, the Cougars They are the WHLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much time before RESS remote team. hitting the road again. The ALISTAIR MCINNIS But this schedule has chalfollowing night, they play at Interior Savings Centre against the West- lenged the Cougars. Look no further than ern Hockey League-leading Kamloops their record. The Cougars opened their regular seaBlazers. Unlike this past weekend, they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t son with six games in 14 days, each complay three games in as many days. But ing in the form of a doubleheader, four of after arriving back in Prince George on those contests played on home ice. They Sunday, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll prepare for a Tuesday eve- started the campaign with four wins, one loss, one overtime setback and zero shootning home game against the Regina Pats. This five-day stretch comes after the out defeats (4-1-1-0). Then they started that eight-game OctoCats played three games in as many days this past weekend, a home doubleheader ber stretch I mentioned. It started well against the Edmonton Oil Kings followed enough, with a 5-4 victory over the Kootenay Ice in Cranbrook on Oct. 10, a triumph improving their record

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The Prince George Cougarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; schedule hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been forgiving. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also finished on the wrong end of a few close games this month. The Cats canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t alter their Western Hockey League schedule. And while falling short in a one- or two-goal game to one of the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top teams is encouraging, it still shows up under the loss column in the standings, unless itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in overtime or a shootout. With a pair of shootout defeats, the Cougars havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been pointless during their current five-game losing streak. But they know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need wins. If recent scores are any indication, they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t far away from recording victories. Overall, the Cougars sit fourth in the five-team B.C. Division with seven wins, 10 losses, one overtime setback and two shootout defeats (7-10-1-2). With 17 points, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re three behind the third-place Victoria Royals (10-10-0-0). Looking at the conference as a whole, the Cats sit eighth, one ahead of the Everett Silvertips (7-13-0-2) and five above the Vancouver Giants (6-13-0-0). But theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re only a pair of points behind the seventh-place Seattle Thunderbirds (9-10-1-0). The Cougars are well in the mix despite recording only two wins in their last 13 games. But they were boosted by a lighter schedule at the beginning of the season that helped them jump to a 5-1-1-0 start in their first seven games. Coming off a 4-3 road shootout defeat against the Vancouver Giants on Sunday, the Cougars will try and stop their

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Prince George Cougars Mac Engel checks for the puck at the side of the net in action Saturday against the Edmonton Oil Kings. The Kings won the game 4-2, the same score they won Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game by. losing skid at home. They welcome the 2013 Memorial Cup-hosting Saskatoon Blades to town on Friday (7 p.m. at CN Centre). Before their overnight highway trip to Vancouver, the Cougars played the Edmonton Oil Kings in a weekend doubleheader. The Oil Kings recorded the sweep with a pair of 4-2 wins on Friday and Saturday. Three different forwards scored for the Cougars in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loss in Vancouver: Alex Forsberg, Brett Roulston and Jari Erricson. Mac Engel skated between the pipes for the Cats, the netminder making 23 saves on 26 shots. Winning goalie Payton Lee recorded 37 saves as the visitors outshot the home team 40-26.

Trevor Cheek, Taylor Vickerman and Riley Kieser scored for the Giants in regulation. Carter Popoff had the shootout winner, collected in the seventh round. The Cougars will try and record a victory against a Blades team that, despite the position of Memorial Cup hosts, has struggled this season. At 8-10-01, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 11th in the 12-team Eastern Conference. After meeting the Blades, the Cats will hit the road again, this time for a drive to B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s southern interior. They visit the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday before returning home for a Tuesday contest against another Eastern Conference team, the Regina Pats. For more on the Cougars, check Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Free Press.


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JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN A huge opportunity has become available at an industry leading truck and equipment dealer. Inland Kenworth / Parker Pacific is expanding their truck service department and is looking for a journeyman technician. Preference for this position will be given to technicians with engine experience. Cat & Cummins preferred. This is a full time position with competitive wages and great benefits. All overtime is double time. Opportunities for advancement and mobility with one of Canada’s largest industry leading truck dealers.

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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services Pita Pit Restaurant in Prince George requires full time Food Counter Attendants $11/hr and Food Service Supervisor $12.50/hr. Supervisors should have at least 1 year related exp. Duties include: supervise food handlers, maintain inventory, establish work schedule and ensure food service and quality control etc Mail your resumes to Suite 138 1600 15th Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 3X3 or fax 250-563-2207

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The Prince George Free Press has an immediate opening for a Circulation Manager This is a full time position. The successful candidate will be a responsible, well-organized, self-starter with problem solving skills. The Circulation Manager is responsible for ensuring the Prince George Free Press is delivered to homes and businesses each Wednesday and Friday. Duties include coordinating drivers and paper carriers, recruiting staff, and auditing performance. The successful applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and be familiar with working on web-based applications. Make a difference by joining the Free Press, Prince George’s community newspaper. The benefits and opportunities of working for the leading newspaper in Prince George are why we attract and employ the best. If a rewarding challenge resonates with you, contact us today. Please submit your resume and cover letter to the attention of: Bill Phillips, Managing Editor Prince George Free Press 1773 South Lyon Street Prince George, BC V2N 1T3


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Free Press accepts Datebook submissions in written form only — 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

WEDNESDAY Building Community Connections: A Workshop for Stroke Survivors, Families & Friends, Nov. 14, 1:303:30 p.m., Northern Interior Health Unit Auditorium, 1444 Edmonton Street. Registration: Karlene 250-645-6196. Fibre Arts Guild meets Nov. 14, 7 p.m., upstairs at 2880 15th Ave. Information: Ruth 250-564-8482.. Spruce Capital Senior Citizen Recreation Society AGM, Nov. 21, 1:30 p.m., 3701 Rainbow Dr. German Paint Class, 2 p.m., Wednesdays in November, Senior Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick St. 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. CNC Retirees meet fourth Wednesday, 9 a.m., D’Lanos. Information: Lois 250563-6928. Army Cadet Rangers free youth program, meets Wednesdays, 6:0-9:30 p.m., Connaught Youth Centre. Information: Sondra 250-963-9462 or Andrew 250-981-8270.

THURSDAY Kidney Foundation meets, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., fourth floor Education Room, hospital. Information: Diane Duperron 250962-7958. Line dancing, 11:30 a.m., Thursdays in November, Senior Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick St. DayBreakers Toastmasters meets Thursday, 7-8 a.m., UHNBC Conference Room 1. Information: Heather 250-6499591. Plaza 400

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p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Buddhist meditation class, Tuesdays, 7:15-8:45 p.m., 320 Vancouver St. Information: 250962-6876 or www. Spruce Capital Toastmasters meet Tuesdays, 7:25 p.m., 102-1566 7th Ave. Information: Tom 250562-3402.

Sweet Adelines women’s four-part chorus meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Studio 2880. New members welcome. Information: Kathleen 250-5632975.

Hospital retirees meeting, first Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m., Prince George Golf Club. Information 250563-7497 or 250-5632885.


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Lisa Shaw-McLaren, manager of sport and venue preparation for the 2015 Canada Winter Games, goes over an organizational chart with a couple of the people who came out to an information session on Thursday evening. The session was the first of a series, designed to find people willing to take on high-level volunteer positions in the Games organization.

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Toastmaster Club meets Thursday, noon, Aleza room, fourth floor, Plaza 400 building, 1011 4th Ave. Information: 6252. or 250-564-5191. Chess nights, Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Books and Company. Information: Marilyn 250-562-9580. Old Time Fiddlers jam, Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Elder Citizens Rec Centre, 1692 10th Ave. 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.

FRIDAY Craft and bake sale, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Hart Pioneer Centre. Northern Bear

Awareness Society fall fundraiser, Nov. 16. 7 p.m., Westwood Pub. Tickets: 778281-2327, or e-mail Drum Circle with Granville Johnson, Friday, 7-9 p.m., Le Cercle des Canadiens Francais de Prince George, 1752 Fir St. Information: 1-250966-2320.

SATURDAY Craft and bake sale, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Hart Pioneer Centre. National Child Day, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., YMCA, 2020 Massey Dr. Death & Dying: A Buddhist Perspective, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 320 Vancouver St. Register at 250962-6876. Royal Purple Snowflake Bazaar, Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Michael’s Church. Information: Dianne 250-596-0125.

Nechako Flea Market, Saturdays,

9 a.m.-4 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd.

SUNDAY Pancake breakfast, Nov. 18, 8:30-11 a.m., Eagles Hall, Dagg Road. Trevis LaRocque free concert, Nov. 18, 11 a.m., ArtSpace. Five-course Italian dinner, Nov. 18, cocktails 5 p.m., ECRA, 1692 10th Ave. All tickets pre-sold, 250561-9381. Roast beef buffet, Nov. 18, 5 p.m., Hart Pioneer Centre. Nechako Flea Market, Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd. Meat draw, Royal Canadian Legion, 3-5 p.m., sponsored by Peace Keepers Proceeds to Alzheimer and MS societies and others.

MONDAY Tai Chi, Mondays, 1:30 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Northern Twister

The Community Datebook provides free community event listings every Wednesday. Submissions are accepted in written form only – dropped off, mailed or emailed – 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


Square Dance Club meets Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Church Hall. Information: Gys 250563-4828 or Reta 250962-2740.


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