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Hire a student The provincial government is trying to put local businesses together with students who need summer employment. The Student Summer Works 98 program is designed to help employers by saving them money, while also creating a future for young people in the community. The program will reimburse participating employers for a portion of students’ wages. The program runs from May 1 to Sept. 1, 1998. Capilano College in North Vancouver is the host agent for the program. Employers should call (604) 990-7842 and ask for Brenda or Melissa. There is also a website — www.youth.gov.bc.ca — which provides a list of agencies for different areas. Students looking for employment should visit their nearest Human Resource Centre for students, which in Whistler is the Whistler Chamber of Commerce and Employment Office in Whistler Creek. Student Summer Works 98 program is funded by Youth Options B.C. Dr. Gordon Neufeld has spent 25 years working with challenging children, as a therapist and as a consultant to parents, teachers and other professionals. On Saturday, May 30, he brings that experience to the Whistler Conference Centre for presentation on parenting and working with the challenging child. Neufeld says people instinctively interact with children as if they were manageable, adaptive and maturing. These three core development traits are usually taken for granted when parents or teachers attempt to guide, direct, influence or discipline them. When one or more of these core development traits is missing children become increasingly challenged, according to Neufeld. The focus of his presentation will be on identifying and restoring the missing elements in these children. Neufeld’s appearance is being presented by Sea to Sky Community Services. Tickets are $25 per person. Space is limited. Call Marian Hardy in Whistler, at 932-1119. In Pemberton call Julia Black at 894-3366, and in Squamish Jane Ballance is at 892-5796.

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