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“We are very involved,” Bell said Wednesday. “We are an intervenor.” Bell explained that there are three opporProvincial NDP leader Adrian Dix is call- tunities for the province to make a subing on Premier Christy Clark to get off mission to the Joint Review Panel and the the fence regarding the proposed Northern province has chosen the last option, which allows it to cross-examine eviGateway pipeline project. dence presented. Citing U.S. National Trans“Dix’s comments are inacportation Safety Board findings, curate or show a lack of underreleased Tuesday on the Kalamstanding of the process,” Bell azoo pipeline rupture and spill, said. “We know that there Dix said the B.C. Liberal govare enormous risks to B.C. … ernment should have presented There’s a limited benefit. We to the joint review panel on the want to understand what that risks of the project. looks like (stating whether the “I don’t understand why the province supports the project premier would say we take all or not).” the risks, but won’t say what The U.S. report stated that those risks are,” Dix said in a Adrian Dix -NDP Leader stringent environmental reguconference call with reporters lations are needed regarding Tuesday. pipelines. Dix said the federal The U.S. report, he added, was “devastating” for Enbridge. Dix suggested Conservatives and the provincial Liberals Enbridge’s internal warning systems either have gone the other way and are easing didn’t work or were ignored. The pipeline environmental restrictions. “This report says clearly that is not the leaked for 17 hours before Enbridge officials moved to stop it, and that was only after an way to go,” Dix said. “… The government outside agency alerted them to the leak that shouldn’t hoard all the evidence it has.” Dix said it is in the province’s interests, the oil flow was halted to the pipe. “It raises some serious concerns for us economically and environmentally, to know here in British Columbia,” Dix said. “The what the risks of the project are. Dix’s stategovernment has simply been absent without ment comes a day after an Angus Reid poll puts NDP support at 45 per cent in the leave on this issue.” The provincial government has intervenor province. So what would an NDP governstatus at the joint review panel, however ment do? “The position of B.C. would change the chose not to make a submission prior to the January, 2012 deadline. Dix said it has the day after the election,” he said. Bell said the U.S. report “shows why it’s “evidence” of provincial ministries as to the impact of the pipeline on the province, eco- important to wait,” and blasted B.C. Consernomically and environmentally, and chose vative Party leader John Cummins who has not to present it to the panel, as has the supported the pipeline. “If B.C. were to accept (the pipeline) there government of Alberta and several commuwould have to be even greater benefit,” Bell nities along the pipeline route. Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Pat Bell said. “We not saying we support it (or not), we’re saying we need to understand it.” says that simply is not the case.

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Man killed in Hwy. 16 crash One person is dead following a two-vehicle yesterday morning on Highway 16 near Tabor Mountain. Police say a westbound Ford Mustang drifted across the centre line and collided with an eastbound Chevrolet pickup truck. Benjamin Patrick Brown, 21, of Edmonton, Alberta, was the driver of the Ford Mustang and was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision. One other occupant of the Mustang was treated for minor injuries and released yesterday. The two occupants of the Chevrolet pickup truck, from Quesnel, were transported to the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. All three injured occupants are reported in good condition and two have been released from the hospital. The crash closed Highway 16 for several hours,

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while emergency personnel documented the crash scene and dealt with the evidence. One of the issues that extended the closure of the highway and presented delays for investigation, was the fact that the Ford Mustang burst into flames after the collision. The lack of fire response required the police to allow the vehicle to burn itself out, delaying the investigation and recovery. The vehicle continued to smoulder when tow trucks arrived, hours after the crash. Police have also learned that there may have been a number of witnesses who were following the Ford Mustang, as well as witnesses who were following the Ford pickup truck, just prior to the collision. Investigators would like to speak to those witnesses and are asking them to contact the Prince George Regional Provincial Traffic Services Unit at 250-649-4004.

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August, September and October 2011 we broke that the first time ever.” He added B.C.’s job gain is particularly impressive when you consider the risks in the European economy right now. “I think we’re bucking the trend, and that’s a good thing,” he said. The major job growth in the province, an additional 3,600 new jobs, came from the manufacturing sector in areas like pulp mills and sawmills, mineral concentrate

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The province has been ranked second in job gains since June 2011, and Prince George is well in line with the trend, with an additional 500 jobs available locally. “So that gets us to 50,000 jobs again,” said Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation. “It’s a bit of a benchmark. We only achieved that once before. I think in

manufacturing and heavy equipment. “What’s interesting about that is Thomas Mulcair, and I believe Adrian Dix, is on record saying there’s this thing called Dutch disease, that if you’re extracting mineral resources, it will impact your manufacturing industry, but we saw the opposite in June. It shows the NDP’s economic theory continues to be a failed one.” Besides the city adding another 500 jobs, other positive changes are happening.Hav-

ing a major company open an office in the city is a good thing, and something Bell said he’d like to see more of. “Enbridge has its own challenges in front of it. It’s important for them to have a presence in the community. Obviously they have a big challenge in front of them,” Bell said. “I think when we see companies like Conifex headquartering senior people in Prince George, that’s a positive sign. I’d like to see more of that.”

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A local disabled man with MRSA is living in a motel, watching the limited money he has dwindle away, as he tries to figure out what to do next. Victor Austin recently rented a townhouse which he was supposed to share with two roommates. The ink had hardly dried on the rental agreement before his landlord, who in the interim found out about the MRSA, told him to leave, that it wasn’t going to work out. MRSA stands for methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus. It is a “staph” germ that does not get better with the first-line antibiotics that usually cure staph infections. It is normal for healthy people to have staph on their skin. Many do most of the time and it doesn’t cause an infection or symptoms. But some people, like Austin, become infected and ill from the stapph, and these infection can be very serious. Washing hands is one way to avoid spreading staph. MRSA is not the only ailment Austin has. He suffers with diabetes, Cushing’s Syndrome, psoriasis and complications from surgery for diverticulitis and a fistula as well as osteoarthritis in my his knee. Austin says he doesn’t really blame his almostlandlord for deciding not to allow him to rent the townhouse. “He’s just worried about the other tenants,” he said. “His chief and only reason was because I have MRSA. He believes I’d be endangering the health of the other two tenants living there,” he said. Landlord Kim Veeken said concern for the

a place to live with a washroom he can use alone. Contacting a variety of officials has gained him some advice, however none of it has been very helpful in the long run. He says none of it deals with what is the true and underlying problem. Disability doesn’t give people enough to live on.

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other two tenants is exactly what prompted him to renege on the agreement to rent to Austin. He said the other two tenants spoke with Austin and that was when they discovered he had MRSA. A call to the landlord and an Internet search later, and they found out communal living was not a good living situation for any of them since it includes sharing a washroom, kitchen and utensils. “I was between a rock and a hard place,” Veeken said. “He said he had a medical condition and I didn’t think anything about it. He’d be better off in assisted living. He clearly needs it. He needs help.” However, Veeken said he had to take the health and welfare of his existing tenants into consideration. Never-

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an electronic agenda available by Wednesday (rather than Thursday) evening preceding the next Monday regular meeting, whenever practicable, and to have the City Manager’s Office forward a copy of correspondence addressed to Mayor and Council to Council members by email, rather than by delivery to members’ mailboxes in City Hall. Walter Babicz Corporate Officer City Of Prince George

Standing Committee on Finance & Audit Monday, July 16th – 12:00 p.m.

Public Notice pursuant to the provisions of Section 26(3) of the Community Charter

Regular Council Meeting Monday, July 16th Council Chambers - 6:00 p.m. Advisory Committee on Development Design Wednesday, July 18th – 12:00 p.m. Prince George Heritage Commission Thursday, July 19th – 12:00 p.m.

“THE NEW OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN IS NOW IN ACTION”

BROADCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETINGS: To follow live Council meetings, visit the City’s website at www.princegeorge.ca as webcasting services and video archiving of agenda items are available for the public.

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Prince George, BC - THANK YOU! The new Official Community Plan has been approved by Council on June 25th, 2012. The City of Prince George gratefully acknowledges the collaboration and extensive participation of our partners, the hundreds of organizations, and thousands of individuals who contributed to the new Official Community Plan (OCP) and continue to stay involved.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provisions of Section 26(3) of the Community Charter that the City of Prince George intends to license a portion of 1074 6th Avenue, Prince George, BC to the Prince George Farmers’ Market Association for a term of 8 months 23 days at a rate of $1.00 and immediately thereafter lease for a term of 5 years at a rent of $12,690.00 per year. Ian Wells, A/Director, Planning and Development

Electrical & Mechanical – RCMP Energy Transfer Station – DES Closing Date: July 24, 2012

OFF LEASH SURVEY FOR RESIDENTS WHO LIVE IN THE VICINITY OF GINTER’S AND MOORE’S MEADOW The City of Prince George is interested in feedback from residents who live in the vicinity of Ginter’s and Moore’s Meadow regarding off leash use in these areas. A short survey, which can be returned to City Hall at the address below, has been sent to residents.

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In addition, representatives of the City of Prince George will be in Ginter’s Meadow on July 18, 2012 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and in Moore’s Meadow on July 19, 2012 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm to discuss off leash use within these parks and to receive completed surveys.

A 44-year-old Prince George man was killed in an industrial accident at the Conifex mill in Fort St. James. Police were called at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. The investigation is being led by the B.C. Coroner’s Service and WorkSafe B.C.

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Each year in British Columbia hundreds of bears are destroyed because they enter our communities to access household attractants that are not managed properly such as garbage, bird feeders, compost and barbecues. Bear season is well underway around the city of Prince George, and there has been plenty of activity since April. So far there have been 165 black bear complaints, and four grizzly bear complaints. In total, six black bears and one grizzly bear have been destroyed as a result of human attractants. Sightings have been noted all over the city, but the hotspot neighbourhoods this season are North Nechako, east side of College Heights, and the lower portion of the Hart Highlands. These areas are similar in comparison to last years’ sightings Prince George Bear Aware and the Northern Bear Awareness Society are off to a busy start for 2012. The groups are working together to help spread public education and offer support and advice to residents on how to manage their attractants, and avoid attracting bears. The groups are visiting neighbourhoods around the city to get a better idea of where attractants aren’t being managed properly, and are seeing increased bear activity as a result. The biggest attractant province-wide for bears is garbage. Bears have excellent memories, and incredible senses of smell. Not only are bears able to smell attractants in neighbourhoods, but they are able to remember where they found them. The garbage carts used in the city are not bear resistant, and will not deter a bear from accessing the contents. Once a bear

has been rewarded with food, it will continue to return to the area, therefore becoming human-food conditioned, and less likely to be scared of human presence. Residents are reminded that the

city’s bylaw Garbage Collection Regulation 8366 requires collection carts to be on the curb no earlier than 4 a.m. on the day of scheduled pick-up. This will ensure bears won’t receive a food reward, and will pass

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Pipeline sell just got tougher U

.S. National Transportation Safety Board chair

Deborah Hersman likened Enbridge’s response to the pipeline rupture, and subsequent oil spill, to the Keystone Kops. The Enbridge executive vice-president in charge of the Northern Gateway project told a Chamber of Commerce audience in Prince George last week, before the U.S. report was released, that the Kalamazoo River spill was “humbling” for the company. NDP leader Adrian Dix called this week’s report “devastating” for the company and his federal counterpart Thomas Mulcair says the project should be stopped dead in its tracks. The report even got Premier Christy Clark, and Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Pat Bell, taking a tougher stance on the controversial pipeline project … but not yet saying they support or oppose it. “We know that there are enormous risks to B.C.” Bell told the Free Press. “… There’s limited benefit … If B.C. were to accept it, there would have to be even greater benefit to B.C.” In other words, the Liberals continue to walk a fine political line on this issue that could be the main election issue next spring. And there is no doubt that the U.S. report released this week makes the battle for public support a gargantuan task. Even Enbridge is acknowledging that. For Clark and the provincial Liberals the issue isn’t quite as cut and dried and they’re trying to not offend two core voter groups in the province. With opposition mounting against this project, as well as the proposed Kinder Morgan line expansion that would head to Burnaby, the Liberals don’t want to alienate an increasing number of voters who don’t want to see more pipelines. On the other hand, much of the core financial support for the Liberals comes from the corporate sector which, almost undoubtedly, support the project. Opposing the project would see the Liberals lose electoral and financial support there, likely to head to the B.C. Conservatives who support the project. Clark says the province is taking the prudent action of waiting to see what the Joint Review Panel says. And it is a prudent course of action. The Joint Review Panel should decide whether the project proceeds, not politicians whose minds were made up without the benefit of examining

the project thoroughly. However, we suspect the Liberals are playing a waiting game to see where political gains can be made. The wrong choice could cost them the election and that always makes politicians jittery.

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Construction of new buildings or the remodelling Returning to the City of Vancouver after cruising of older buildings is a noisy activity. the Gulf Islands is always a shock. It is the same Buildings add to the noise levels as heating and sort of sudden change one experience when one air conditioning equipment operates. returns from a wilderness camping trip. People moving about, talking loudly turns most Having spent time on a quiet and relaxed trip, the restaurants into high level noise generaspeed and the noise of the city hits tors. Add to all the other people noises, you. like the incessant need to have music or It doesn’t take long to become used some other sound emanating from thouto the tranquility of nature. Upon the sands of speakers, and the level of noise return to the city, one becomes aware increases and increases. of the multiple and intrusive noises Onside Noise combined with the manner of that abound even in the quiet neighVICTORBOWMAN living in the city must change the perbourhoods. There is the sound of spectives of those must live there. More traffic, trains, airplanes overhead and and more of those living in the city live in tiny the multitude of other noise that people crowded apartments with little character. Those who manage together make. to get out to the suburban areas frequently can only Our escape to the more natural environment afford a condominium that is the carbon copy of all seems to diminish our ability to screen out the the other condominiums in their development. It urban cacophony. It all seems so loud and often must be difficult to be creative and individualistic grating compared with where we had just been. when you are forced to live the same life as your When you are in a marina, anchored out is a shelfellows. It must lead to dull conformity of the mind. tered bay, or parked beside a lake with your trailer Perhaps that is why so many appear to live selfor camper, almost all you hear are the sounds that centered lives. We are lucky to live in a small city are within the appropriate symphony of nature. like Prince George. They are softer sounds and they draw us into a We have all the amenities and entertainments we relaxed state of mind. For our forbears, that was could wish for. There is a variety of shopping and likely the normal state every day. It took the development of the modern city to pro- with a few exceptions we can get everything we need. duce the 24-hour-a-day noise. With the Internet, we can fill any gaps in our wish Traffic alone creates a base of ongoing noise. Cars, for that which we can not find in the local stores. We trucks, and motorcycles all create copious quantities have the advantage of being 20 minutes from everyof noise. They provide a base of noise that is added thing. Short commutes give us hours of leisure time to by other constant urban activities. our fellows in the large city don’t have. Streets are torn up to repair utilities or repair Perhaps we should stop and be thankful for streets. The noise of the jackhammers, excavators, where we live instead of complaining. We are the trucks and all the other equipment is loud and irrilucky ones. tating. Circulation Manager ....................... Heather Trenaman Email: circulation@pgfreepress.com.............250-564-0504

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Fraser Institute report is off base

QGATEWAY PROJECT

ROBYN ALLAN

Special to Free Press

It is regrettable that Gerry Angevine of the Fraser Institute didn’t do his homework and actually read the Enbridge documents submitted to the National Energy Board (NEB) regarding the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline (Prince George Free Press June 29, 2012). If he had he would be well aware that the increase of domestic crude oil prices arising from the pipeline is Enbridge’s assumption, not mine. He would also realize that Enbridge has applied this price increase to all oil produced whether it is sold to the US, Canada or Asia – not just oil marketed to Asia. The only way Enbridge can build its benefits case is to raise the price of oil on all barrels produced in Canada – from the sweetest of synthetic to the heaviest of bitumen. If the assumption is unrealistic, as Mr. Angevine suggests, well, then Enbridge has no economic case for the project and should be forced to withdraw its Application. Although you have to dig to connect all the dots, Enbridge’s asserts in Volume 2, Appendix A, Table A-18 cross referenced with Table A-1, and Appendix B of their filing, that Northern Gateway will bring about an increase in the price of every barrel of oil produced in Canada by $2 - $3, every year, for 30 years, over and above what it would be without Northern Gateway. Since my report – An Economic Assessment of Northern Gateway – was filed as evidence with the NEB, Enbridge has confirmed that higher prices in Canada is the intent of their project. The purpose of my report was to take Enbridge’s case as detailed in their documents and assess the likely impact on the Canadian economy should their assumptions prove achievable. According to the Enbridge documents, the purpose of the Northern Gateway pipeline is to irrevocably place the Canadian economy on the Asian demand curve for crude oil in order to achieve higher international prices in our domestic economy. When this occurs, prices for Canadian and US refineries rise and are passed onto consumers and businesses. The impact of higher prices – given that real incomes for most Canadians have not increased in any meaningful way in over 30 years – is a transfer of income from con-

sumers and businesses to oil producers. The impact of this transfer is negative since it will lead to a decline in domestic demand for other goods and services and lead to downsizing and layoffs within Canada, not to mention the added pressure higher oil prices have on the competitiveness of Canada’s refining industry. Most people are unaware that not only does Enbridge assume access to Asian markets will raise the price of all western crude production, their analysis also assumes the same supply of crude oil with or without the pipeline. In order to meet Asian demand, the Enbridge case assumes crude oil must be redirected from eastern Canadian and US markets – this is how Enbridge gets the crudeoil to ship to Asia. The details of Enbridge’s supply restriction plan are clearly identified in Appendix A, Tables A-9 to A-14 of the their documents. By limiting supply by about 20 per cent within Canada, and about 14 per cent in the US, North American refineries attempting to adjust to these supply restrictions will be forced to source foreign markets, at higher prices, to meet their needs. Restricted supply exacerbates eastern Canada’s current heavy dependence on uncertain export markets in the Middle East, and declining production markets such as Norway and Mexico – exactly the kind of vulnerabilities the U.S. and China are desperately trying to protect against by securing access to western Canadian crude oil. Currently, Canada imports almost half of its crude oil needs – about 800,000 barrels per day – to meet eastern Canadian refinery demand. This is hardly a relatively small supply as Mr. Angevine suggests, but is reflective of the vulnerable position Canada is in because the Harper Government has failed to develop a meaningful energy security strategy for Canadians. It is clearly stated in the Enbridge documents that Northern Gateway means an increased dependence on foreign markets and higher prices for Canadian consumers and businesses than would exist without the pipeline. The Canadian public should expect from professional economists – at the very least – a rigourous examination of filed documents before cavalier critique is advanced in support of a particular view. For almost two years

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Vince Prince, with his drum, joined the protest against the Northern Gateway pipeline Monday. Enbridge, the oil industry, and federal and provincial politicians have aggressively advanced this pipeline project but have not mentioned its intent to increase crude oil prices in Canada, for all Canadians, nor its impact on future

supply for Canadian refineries. The continued obfuscation of what this project actually means in terms of long term economic growth and meaningful energy security for Canadians puts the public interest at serious risk. Robyn Allan is an independent

economist and former CEO of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. She has written extensively on the economics of Northern Gateway and is a member of Canadians for the Great Bear. Her reports are available at www. robynallan.com.

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A special feature of the Artists n the Garden weekend is the opportunity to pick up Betty Kovacic’s first book, Reflections With An Indifferent Universe, which explores end-of-life experiences and concepts of metaphysical and eternal love. Kovacic will have copies of the book at her display during the tour, which is July 14. Tickets for the weekend are available at Two Rivers Gallery.

TEDDY BEARS

You don’t have to go out into the woods to find a Teddy (Berenstain) Bear Picnic on Sunday, July 15. You just have to head over to the patio at Cafe Voltaire, 1685 Third Ave, at 3 p.m. There will be a special storytime, as well as crafts. And there’s no species discrimination here: You don’t have to be a bear to come to the picnic, any kind of stuffed friend is welcome.

JUNE BUGS

Gospel, bluegrass, folk. There are a lot of different styles of music wrapped up in The June Bugs. You can catch this acoustic band at Artspace on July 26. They feature traditional music and their own original songs, with two-, three-, four- and five-part harmonies. Tickets are $15 at Books and Company.

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Belief in the blues Unshakeable 24th Street Wailers bring their roots-based blues to Riley’s Pub ALLAN WISHART allanw@pgfreepress.com

It was a former member who gave the 24th Street Wailers a couple of important pieces of the puzzle. “I wanted a band that was going to be a band,” says Lindsay Beaver, lead singer and drummer for the Etobicoke-based blues band. “He didn’t have that commitment, but he suggested Emily (Burgess) as a replacement. She’s worked out a lot better than he probably would have.” That former guitarist was also, they think, responsible for part of their name. They all live in a house on 24th Street, so that part’s easy, but as they discuss the name during a phone call with the Free Press, they decide it was the former guitarist who came up with Wailers. They’ll be in Prince George for a show at Riley’s Pub in the Days Inn on July 18. Their debut release, Dirty Little Young ‘uns, made quite a splash when it landed it 2011, and their second CD, Unshakeable, seems to be just as hot. Unshakeable was released in May, and Beaver says she found it easier than the first one. “For the first CD, everything seemed to be done at the last minute.” Burgess chimes in. “We only had about 16

Emily Burgess, left, Jon Wong, Lindsay Beaver and Mike Archer are collectively known as the 24th Street Wailers, and they’ll be rocking the house at Riley’s Pub on July 18. Ph o to s ub mitte d

hours to record the whole album.” For bassist Mike Archer, Beaver’s husband, the second album also shows the growth of the band. “The sound really changed after the first CD. We got used to being just a four-piece band, and it shows.” The four members of the band all met while pursuing bachelors degrees in music, and saxophonist Jon Wong says the idea for a band was a carefully thought-out process. “I was staying with Lindsay and Mike, and one day they said, ‘We’re gonna put together a

blues band. Are you in?’ “That was kind of where it started.” Beaver says the band’s sound is definitely blues, but it reflects the tastes of the four members. While she and Burgess are the main songwriters in the group, everyone chips in. “Emily and I don’t write together. I told her, ‘Don’t bring it to us until it’s ready to go.’ That doesn’t mean things don’t get changed, but the song has to be basically done before we start working on it.” Her role, as she sees it, is to keep the group grounded in the classics.

“I played a lot in the jazz clubs where I grew up. I don’t know how many classic tunes I know, and I work to keep that alive in our music.” Archer says he grew up in a musical family, and they went to a lots of blues festivals. Burgess says her dad got her into Stevie Ray Naughan when she started playing guitar. Wong admits he didn’t appreciate the depth of the blues when he got started. “I was in a little combo in Grades 7 and 8. We used the blues scale for improvising because it was supposed to be the

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unbalance in dogs.” As the host of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, he works with dogs and their owners to re-establish that balance in the dog. “I hope that through understanding the world dogs live in, people will transform their dogs and maybe a bit of themselves at the same time.” Millan was born in Mexico, and moved to the United States to pursue a dream of becoming the greatest dog trainer in the

world. But his style of training has less to do with “sit”, “stay” and “heel” and more to do with how to help owners create “an environment of balance and calmness for their dogs.” Among the things Millan talks about are reading your dog’s body language and identifying aggression triggers. Tickets for Cesar Millan’s Trust Your Instincts Tour go on sale July 20 at all Ticketmaster locations. FAMOUS PLAYERS 6

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For Alison Norlen, drawing comes fast. “I find it’s like thinking,” she said, talking about her new exhibit, Glimmer, which is now on display at Two Rivers Gallery. “I can draw almost as fast as I can think.” Of course, just as people frequently have second thoughts, Norlen’s art goes through the same process. “It seems like I end up taking out as much as I put in,” she said, pointing to Pedway Bridge as an example. A big example. Many of Norlen’s drawings take up close to an entire wall of the gallery space. Old theme parks and technology are a focus of her work, but in a dilapidated manner. “I grew up in Keonra, Ont. in a cabin outside of town. We didn’t have running water, and my parents had very different ideas on how to decorate the house. “My mother liked to put leopard-skin coverings over the furniture. Dad was a hunter and fisherman, so there were a lot of bearskin rugs as well.” Add to that a nautical theme with fishing nets on the roof, and it’s no wonder Norlen says, “I’ve always had an interest in theme parks and fantasy.” Her works look at the former glories of placed like Brighton Beach or Coney Island, but present them in a way where you’re not sure if you’re seeing them as they were in the past or as they are now, in their crumbling majesty. “The Thunderbolt roller coaster on Coney Island, one of the world’s most famous wooden coasters. When I saw it, it had been overtaken by greenery. “I saw that relationship between the natural and the built.” Many of her works are almost monotone when it comes to colour, but with streaks of white and white bubbles, it’s hard not to think of an old piece of decaying celluloid film. For her, though, there was a different reason for keeping the works as simple colour-wise as pos-

sible. “When it’s in colour, it looks too much like reality.” The movie look may not be the image she’s trying to convey, but it may be worthwhile noting she is a selfconfessed cinema fan, who still has to watch 10 movies a week. She makes her works large partly, she says, to make them more meaningful for the viewer, even though they present a time and a space which may never have existed as shown. “I want to allow you to be a participant in the work. Looking at them may bring up a memory of the place.” When she started her work in art, she says, she drew a lot from her own life. “A lot of my works are almost autobiographical. I draw things that interest me.” Now, however, she feels things are changing somewhat. “My earlier work was a real blather of information. Now, I’m becoming more private. I feel like I’m

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Alison Norlen apparently doesn’t believe in doing things in a snall way. The work she is standing by is representative of the pieces in Glimmer, which opened July 6 at Two Rivers Galery. leaving more hidden from the viewer, leaving it up to you to draw your own conclusions about the work.” She doesn’t consider her works paintings, noting, “I got my first degree in painting, but I’ve never actually painted.” Now, branching out from drawing, she is moving into metalwork, choosing a subject which matches

perfectly her love of the past. “I have been hearing that the zeppelin would fly again, and not just as an advertising blimp, but as a means of transportation. “I like the idea of something from the past becoming current again.” So she has created a welded zeppelin, which is also part of

the display at Two Rivers. Glimmer, by Alison Norlen, is on at Two Rivers Gallery until Sept. 27.

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Dan Gallo, right, won gold in the 165-pound right and left arm divisions, while Brian Gabriel captured bronze in the 242-pound left arm class at arm wrestling nationals in Vancouver on the weekend. Dan Gallo is now a four-time national arm wrestling champion. At the 2012 CAWF (Canadian Arm Wrestling Federation) Canadian National Arm Wrestling Championships in Vancouver on the weekend, Gallo topped the field of competitors in the 165pound right and left arm divisions. “My hands didn’t feel as strong as they should’ve, due to, I think, the massive weight cut,” Gallo said. Although he didn’t feel as strong, Gallo said he was never seriously challenged in either weight class. He defeated Damien Luxon of Vancouver in the left arm final, and Alberta provincial team member Kelly Leitch in

the right arm championship match. The results qualify Gallo for the 2012 World Arm Wrestling Championships, taking place in Brazil from Sept. 10 to 18. He’s also met the requirements to compete in the next Arnold Fitness Expo from Feb. 28 to March 2, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. While he’s qualified for Worlds, Gallo is leaning towards not making the trip due to expenses, noting that flights alone would set him back about $2,000. Instead, he’s looking at entering the Arnold Fitness Expo, an event he has yet to enter despite qualifying for it in the past. The 2013 national championships will unfold in Timmins, Ont.


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While drifting rainsoaked clouds wrestled with bursts of sunshine,

a small home in the VLA burst with the strains of an impromptu concert in honour of its occupant as she celebrates her 70-something birthday.

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The Prince George Senior Baseball League has a pair of games on its schedule this evening at Citizen Field. At 6:30 p.m., the Queensway Auto World Red Sox meet the Inland Control Services Tigers. Following that contest, the District Clothing/TQ Titans will play the Barry Yip RE/MAX Shooters Gladiators in a game scheduled for 9 p.m.

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Stock car racing returns to PGARA Speedway Park this weekend. On Saturday evening, there will be a regular race date. The Inland Kenworth hornets, Admiral Roofing mini stocks and Richmond Steel street stocks will hit the track. Time trials are scheduled for 6 p.m., with racing set for 7 p.m.

TRIATHLON

The annual Prince George Triathlon is taking place on Sunday at West Lake Provincial Park. There are three events taking place: the Olympic Triathlon (1.5 km swim, 40 km bike and 10 km run), Sprint Triathlon (750m swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run) and Duathlon (5 km run, 40 km bike and 5 km run). The event has individual and team categories. The Olympic Triathlon and Duathlon events begin at 9 a.m., with the Sprint Triathlon starting at 9:30 a.m.

TENNIS

The Prince George Tennis Club is holding its PG Open today through Sunday. The club is in Recreation Place. The event will include singles and doubles brackets.

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The wind of change is blowing through the UNBC athletics department. The sports options for studentathletes are the same, with basketball and soccer the team programs offered. But beyond that, similarities between the upcoming season and the 2011-12 campaign will be minimal. Considering where the university is headed, seeing the major movement at UNBC this offseason isn’t surprising. But the significance of UNBC’s move from the PacWest provincial college sports body into the Canada West Universities Athletic Association still hasn’t been fully realized. Thanks to UNBC’s move into the Canada West branch of Canadian Interuniversity Sport, the level of basketball and soccer to be played in Prince George during the 2012-13 campaign will be like nothing the city has seen before. The talent on the court and pitch will be noticeable, but the changes extend well beyond the field of play. When the upcoming season begins in September, UNBC sports supporters can expect greater access to information. To meet CIS marketing and publicity demands, UNBC will bring in a full-time sports information officer, a hiring process they’re currently undergoing. Jason Kerswill, UNBC director of athletics and recreation, hopes to see the successful applicant filling the position by mid-August. Sports information officers play leading promotional roles at universities, helping keep teams connected internally with other departments, and externally with fans and community groups. Regular contact with media outlets and other CIS institutions are key parts of the role. As part of the move into Canada West, UNBC will also be enhancing its athletics website. Kerswill noted that they’ll be adding new computer software as they take on a larger online presence. “It’s heavier advertising,” he says. “It’s really getting the brand of UNBC athletics out to not only the community, but to the rest of B.C. and Canada West and across

Cassie Reynolds of the UNBC Timberwolves kicks the ball away from a pursuing Quest University Kermodes player during a PacWest women’s soccer game last season at Michelle Lamarche Field. The women are the first of the four UNBC teams to begin its inaugural Canada West home schedule, starting on Sept. 15. Fre e Pre s s file p h o to

the country.” Supporters will even notice a slight change to the team name, as Northern has been removed, meaning they’ll be referred to simply as the Timberwolves. The hiring of the sports information officer will result in a full UNBC athletics staff of seven members. To make the move to Canada West, UNBC also had to bring in two full-time soccer coaches. They completed that task in the spring with the hiring of Alan Alderson for the men’s team and Andy Cameron for the women’s squad. Alderson was previously working in Calgary, while Cameron moved from New Brunswick. Todd Jordan (men) and Loralyn Murdoch (women) will return to guide the basketball teams, with athletics and recreation assistant Kaz Ikuta rounding out the department. The bigger brand brings a higher ticket price with it. Kerswill says for the first time in UNBC’s brief five-year history competing in varsity soccer, they’ll charge admission for home games. They’re also looking at a slight increase for basketball home dates for nonstudents, from $7 to $8 a night

for adults. Family admission will be $10, an increase of two dollars, with student ticket prices staying at $4. “There’s value in Canada West soccer, there’s value in Timberwolves soccer so we want to make sure that our athletes see that, our coaches see that and the community sees that,” Kerswill says. “It’s only right to charge a few dollars to get in and watch, like I said, some of the best soccer in Western Canada.” Kerswill noted that UNBC will continue offering Wolf Club booster club members benefits such as free admission to all basketball and soccer home games, preferred and free parking, a catered and licensed hospitality suite for basketball games, invitations to member functions and inclusion in UNBC’s donor recognition program. Wolf Club membership costs are $300 (early season before May 31) and $400 (regular membership) for singles, and $500 (early season) and $700 (regular membership) for couples. Then there’s the logistics of increased travel, with UNBC moving from a provincial league to a Western Canadian division. The basketball teams will travel together and play on the same evenings. But with a different number of teams in the two Canada West soccer leagues, 11 for men and 13 for women, Tim-

berwolves’ soccer players will see different schedules than their opposite sex counterparts. The Sept. 22 and 23 alumni homecoming weekend offers the only dates with home games for both UNBC soccer squads. On the plus side, there will be 10 home dates, an increase from six in 2011. The soccer teams will continue playing home games on the North Cariboo Senior Soccer League and Michelle Lamarche fields. Regular tryouts for the UNBC soccer teams begin in mid-August. Each basketball team will play a 22-game regular season schedule, which means 11 games at the Northern Sport Centre. Last season, the teams had 16 contests, eight at home. More details on the schedules are available through the Canada West website at www.canadawest.org. Adapting to the extra costs that come with the move from PacWest to Canada West resulted in a budget increase of about $300,000. In addition to expanding its staff and increasing travel, UNBC is looking to offer more scholarships. While challenges lie ahead, Kerswill likes the progress they’ve made. “You take a look at the coaches that we have in place and the facilities that we have and we’re coming in ahead or on par with a lot of members within the CIS.”


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UNBC athletics and recreation assistant Kaz Ikuta guides players through a drill during a basketball session for students from Grades 7 to 10 on Monday at the Northern Sport Centre. The session was part of the Timberwolves’ 2012 Summer Basketball Camps, which got underway on Monday. The first four-day camps wrapped up on Thursday, with more sessions beginning later this month.

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the Crowsnest Pass on the weekend, the Prince George resident finished fifth among soloists. He completed the gruelling 148kilometre route in 19 hours, 14 minutes and 12 seconds (19:14:12). The course leads its participants through some of the most rugged, remote and scenic terrain in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Oleg Tabelev of Calgary finished first overall among solo runners, posting a time of 17:45.26. Fernie’s Abi Moore was the female division winner, ninth overall at 21:11:03. Two other Prince George residents, Reid

Roberts and Adrian Smith, completed the course as soloists. Roberts was 13th among males, 16th overall, at 23:17:59. Smith was 32nd in the male division with a time of 26:40:27. Thirty-six participants completed the male solo race. Prince George was also represented in the female team category. The Crazy Soles squad which includes Sue MacDonald, Lisa Neukomm and Amy Hauk ended up ninth with a time of 18:33:32. Just seven seconds behind was the threeperson team of Nicole Rishaug, Cindy Hartford and Robyn

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Sterling King is one of 13 members of the Prince George Barracudas representing the club at the upcoming Canadian Age Group Swimming Championships, July 25 to 30 in Calgary. The club also has four swimmers entering senior nationals July 19 to 22 in Edmonton: King, Danica Ludlow, Haley Black and Katie Mann.

Summer might represent a break for a lot of people. But there’s nothing relaxing about July for the most competitive members of the Prince George Barracudas swim club. The month is full of training and competition, as top Barracudas enter their most significant long-course meets of the season. Danica Ludlow and Haley Black may be the busiest of the bunch. Next week’s senior nationals in Edmonton mark the start of a three-week stretch in which they’ll enter three F ree P ress file phot o different competitions. They’re also looking ahead to the Canadian Age Group National Championships July 25 to 30 in Calgary and the North American Challenge Cup Aug. 2 to 4 in Edmonton. The schedule is hectic. But Ludlow and Black can take comfort in knowing that travel isn’t likely to be a factor. The meets aren’t only close to Prince George, but in two Alberta cities only a few hours apart. They also know August isn’t too far away. Ludlow, who specializes in freestyle, is taking it one meet at a time. “I think that’s really the only way to do it is just look at senior nationals first, and then after I’m done that, look ahead,” she says. “I’m swimming the same races in probably all of them.” Ludlow plans to compete in the 200m, 400m, and 800m freestyle events at senior nationals. In Calgary, she’ll enter each of the freestyle distances: 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1,500m. She’s also looking to enter the 100m and 200m backstroke events and relay races. The presence of a Prince George teammate will make the final of the three meets easier for Ludlow to handle. “I think (Black) will do well in all of them. We’re really good together,” Ludlow says. “If one of us wins a gold, the other one tries to do it as well. We really push each other and I don’t think either of us would be where we are without the other person.” With this being an Olympic year, Ludlow sees an opportunity to challenge for a medal at the senior nationals, which take place July 19 to 22 at Edmonton’s Kinsmen Sports Centre. The country’s best swimmers won’t be competing since the event runs so close to the 2012 Summer Games in London, scheduled for July 27 to Aug. 12. “I think that would be just a great opportunity,” says Ludlow, a 15-year-old entering Grade 11 at PGSS. “It’s really a good time because I’m just a junior moving up into the older categories.”

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*Residential roofing & re-roofing*

WCB & Liability Insured Free Estimates (250)961-4500

Merchandise for Sale

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

$100 & Under CD’s, DVD’s & LP’s $5 ea or 5 for $20. 2nd Thoughts Buy & Sell 1412 2nd Ave (250)5962214 Lazyboy recliner. Good cond $50 (250)563-5873 Spa @ Home. Poor circulation inflammation, skin conditions. Natural/Herbal. All ages. Sat & Sun only 1156 4th Ave

$200 & Under Driest fire wood in town! Split & delivered $180 real cord (250)562-7111

$400 & Under

Legal Services

6’ L hide a bed sofa, almost new, fabric goes with everything. $400 (250)563-7117

CRIMINAL RECORD?

Firearms

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLL Services provided accurately & on time by the MB team. www.mybookkeepers.net 250-614-4322

Excavating & Drainage

Schultz & Larson Rifle Leupold scope 4 power, 7 mm Weatherbee, excellent cond, $1200 (250)564-4688

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

Misc. for Sale Ford short box canopy with boat rack $450.00 (250)564-0716 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 235 Acres for sale, only 10 minutes from Vanderhoof. Great building site at 10 acre pond, fenced, 45 acres cleared. $248,000. obo (250)567-3193 BEAUTIFUL Four Acre Lot on Catherine Drive. High volume well. Partially cleared with some graveled area, nicely treed and has flat areas ideal for a house site. For more information, please call Judy Mason at 250-564-2660

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

Midtowne

• 1 & 2 bedroom apartments available • Close to hospital & downtown • Rent includes heat, hot water • Elevator to undercover parking • Fridge, stove, quality carpets, drapes • Laundry on each floor • No pets

To Rent Call:

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.

Furniture

1575 Queesway 250-596-9484

ALL NEW Queen MATTRESS SET Still in Original Plastic! Must Sell. $150 - CALL: 604484-0379

HILLSBOROUGH Apts

Garage Sales Downsizing/Moving Sale 5543 Lawyer Place Sat & Sun July 14 & 15 9 am - 3 pm

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Rentals

Transportation

Transportation

Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

Antiques / Classics

JUBILEE Apt’s

2 and 1 bedroom units for rent in 4-plex on corner of Pine and Diefenbaker. 2 Bdrm upstairs unit for $700 plus utilities. 1 Bdrm basement suite for $550 plus utilities. Available Aug 1. New paint, flooring and more. Seperate Laundry rooms. Lots of parking. Small dogs and cats welcome. No smoking. 250-562-6572

Cars - Sports & Imports

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

Call: (250) 562-7172

Parklane Garden Apartments

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

Phone 250-596-4555

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

Adult Oriented 2 & 3 bdrm.

Hub City Motors 1822 Queensway 250.564.7228 www.hubcitymotors.com

Large Balcony & Patio’s Incl. Cbl, Heat, Lrg. Stor Fr/St/DW - N/S N/P Call Resident Mgr.

Recreational/Sale

250-561-2236 www.parklanegarden.com

2008 Arctic cat quad, 650 H1 2 up $6300 (250)564-0716

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

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

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

SUMMIT APTS

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

250-564-3162

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

Commercial/ Industrial

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

Duplex / 4 Plex 1, 2 & 3 bdrm suites for rent. Includes utilities Reasonably priced, available immediately. 250-552-1178

Modular Homes

Quit. Before your time runs out.

Scrap Car Removal

Commercial or Residential call Mark 250-614-3028 or d.r.t.miniexcavating@hotmail.ca

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Homes for Rent 1909 Tamarack St 4 bdrm house $1000/mo plus utilities. (250)961-2265

MOST FREE! Give Us A Call!

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

250.963.3435 15270 Hwy 97 South

Wrecker/Used Parts

Property Management

USED TIRES Cars & Trucks $25 & up

RESIDENT MANAGER NEEDED

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

Shared Accommodation Are you a female student coming to Prince George for school? Quiet, friendly home to share with single woman. On bus route, Internet included, own bedroom, share rest of house, $550. Can be room and board, cost negotiable. Availability starting July or August. References required. Contact Lorraine at lorraines@citywest.ca

Suites, Lower

Most Sizes Available 15270 Hwy 97 South 250.963.3435

Auto Services

Auto Services

“Your Service Centre”

Direct Automotive

• FULL MECHANICAL REPAIRS • ROCK CHIPS REPAIRED • WHEEL ALIGNMENTS • AUTO GLASS CLAIMS • AIR CONDITIONING

OIL CHANGE FULL BCAA PLUS INSPECTION

$45.95 *MOST VEHICLES*

• TIRES • BRAKES 1615 S. LYON ST.

250-563-5959

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

Modular Homes

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461 N. Ospika Blvd. Solid Brick & Conc. Bldg. Enjoy Quiet & Safe Living.

3820 - 15th Ave

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