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Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer A failed vacuum regulator is believed to have caused the chlorine gas release at the Sam Ketcham Pool Sunday, Feb. 26, said the City of Williams Lake during a press conference Friday. According to the city’s preliminary investigations, the failed regulator allowed chlorine gas to fill water delivery pipes and the filter system. At around 8:15 a.m. on the day of the leak, the wading pool was being refilled with water in anticipation of a public swim later that day. See LEAK Page A2

Inside the Tribune NEWS A3 RCMP reports include assaults, B&Es. SPORTS A8 Stamps drop final in Smithers. COMMUNITY A13 Chilcotin War depicted in art. Weather outlook: Sunny then cloudy today, high of –3 C today. Cloudy Wednesday, high of 9 C.

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Teachers were out picketing in Williams Lake Monday including this group outside of Columneetza Secondary School. The legal strike continues through to Wednesday.

Taseko files claim against committee Western Wilderness Committee and its outreach director accused of defamation Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Taseko Mines Limited filed a Notice of Civil Claim against the Western Canada Wilderness Committee Thursday in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, accusing it and its outreach director of defamation. The claim accuses the committee and outreach director Sven Biggs for “a series of false and defamatory statements concerning Taseko and its proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper Project.” Taseko’s vice president of corporate affairs, Brian Battison, told the Tribune the company is defending the facts around the project. “There’s no place for false or misleading information so that’s what we’re standing up for. The WWC is an influential powerful

organization. They have 60,000 plus members,” Battison said Monday, adding WWC should be held to the same standards of responsible conduct as Taseko is being held. Battison said Taseko has gone to great lengths to get the facts out to the people. “That’s why we created the micro site New Prosperity Mine Project; it’s a place where people can find the facts. We created it for open discussion and if you go to it you will see all sorts of people that are opposed to the project or concerned about this or that and they can ask those questions and get the facts,” Battison said, adding the company is encouraging informed public debate. The company feels, he added, that actions by WCC are discrediting Taseko’s credibility. WCC, he alleged, has communicated false and misleading in-

formation to its membership and has encouraged the membership to write to the federal government and express concern, based on the false information. “Many of their members did that and now that false information exists and lives on the Canada Environmental Assessment Agency website. When the public and people that are interested in the project are trying to make their minds up it’s important they get accurate information and the true facts,” Battison said. Taseko asked WWC to correct the record and set it straight and so far they’ve failed to do so, Battison said. Russell Hallbauer, CEO of Taseko, issued a statement Thursday stating the company has not taken the course of action lightly. “We have filed this notice of civil claim only after repeated

requests to the Western Canada Wilderness Committee to correct the record were not satisfactorily addressed. Taseko has expended considerable resources and effort to minimize the environmental impact of New Prosperity and we remain committed to developing an efficient, sustainable and responsible mine.” The Wilderness Committee has also issued a statement following Taseko’s claim. “We are very disappointed that this mining company has chosen litigation instead of fair and open public debate,” said Joe Foy, national campaign director for the Wilderness Committee in a news release. “We believe this court action stifles fair comment about Taseko’s environmentally risky mine proposal. See ABOUT Page A3


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Leak unrelated to other problems: city Continued From Page A1

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Gas that had built up in the pipes and filters was pushed by greenish coloured water into the wading pool. “It was not the result of human error,” said Mayor Kerry Cook Friday, adding the mechanical failure is still under investigation. Unfortunately the chlorine gas release occurred during a Blue Fins Swim Club meet, where there were visiting swim teams from Quesnel and Prince George. No one was in the wading pool at the time, but when the gas from the chlorine leak went into the wading pool it began to waft into the areas around the main pool where younger swimmers were warming up or sitting with parents in nearby bleachers. Within moments children began coughing, recalled Blue Fins president Dale Taylor. At the time of the leak, Taylor was at the other end of the pool and initially didn’t know what was going on until he noticed a lifeguard begin attending to a child. In the meantime, a facility maintenance employee, doing the routine check of the chlorine levels, noted a strong chlorine smell, stopped

A girl, equipped with an oxygen mask, is escorted to an ambulance following a chlorine gas leak at the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool Feb. 26.

the filling process, and directed the two lifeguards on duty to begin evacuating the area. By 8:17 a.m. a 911 call went out, and first responders from the RCMP, Williams Lake Fire Department, Wildwood Fire Department, 150 Mile Fire Department, and the B.C Ambulance Service attended the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, helping everyone who had been exposed to the chlorine gas. The pool area was evacuated within five minutes, the city says. Eventually 73 people, 45 of them children, were taken to Cariboo Memorial Hospital, said Dr. Sydney van Wyk, chief of staff. “It was a mass casualty situation where more

people came through the emergency room in a couple of hours than we would have in a given day,” van Wyk said. “I’ve spoken to someone that’s been at the hospital close to 15 years and they said they’ve definitely not encountered something with this number of people at least.” When patients arrived they were triaged in terms of severity, and then according to the severity giving them the resources they required. Van Wyk doesn’t anticipate long-term complications because people were exposed the one time. Complications are more likely when people are exposed continually over long periods of time, he

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added. While most of the patients were treated and released quickly, two people were admitted overnight, and one eight-year-old boy from Quesnel was kept in hospital until Friday. Taylor said the boy was diagnosed with chemical-induced pneumonitis and will continue visiting a respiratory clinic for check ups in Quesnel. Interior Health Authority told the Tribune so far hospitals have not seen any additional people return for treatment as a result of the exposure. Taylor told Cook during the press conference he was disappointed that the club has not officially heard from the city. “We had parents on the deck, we had swim-

mers, we had coaches helping out, and we never heard anything. I guess I’m looking for an apology of sorts. We had a lot of kids in danger on our behalf,” Taylor said. It’s not only the local club that should have heard from the city, but the Wave Riders from Quesnel and the Barracudas in Prince George as well, Taylor added. Cook said the first priority was dealing with the incident and making sure everybody was healthy and released. “It was good news to hear that the eight-yearold was released today. That was our primary focus, then starting the investigation, and the next step.” While a date for the final investigation report is not yet known, Geoff Goodall, general manager of planning and operations, said as soon as information becomes available it will be released to the public. The main focus has been to determine what led to the chlorine being released at the pool. At this point the city does not know when the pool will reopen. The city also stressed that while the main pool tank and underground water piping have been problematic, it is in no way related to the chlorine gas leak.

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Your Preschooler and… Feelings Your child’s emotional development is also an important part of getting ready for school. Since birth, your child has been developing many emotions, from sad, to happy, to angry. Entry to school will be helped by learning to handle feelings appropriately. As part of emotional growth, your child will typically develop deeper qualities like caring, self esteem, flexibility and may better understand others’ feelings. All of these things will help him or her meet the challenges of school. Generally, your preschooler will begin to talk more about feelings and understand both negative and positive emotions. Being able to cope with frustration and anger typically improves between age three and Kindergarten. Preschoolers may begin to develop a sense of self esteem and confidence.

Try some of these with your preschooler: 1. Talk about feelings and what might cause them: “You are feeling really happy. Is it because we’re going to the park?” 2. Expand vocabulary using new words to describe your child’s feelings like “disappointed”, “frustrated”, “excited” and “surprised”. 3. Listen to and accept your child’s concerns. Reassure and comfort with a cuddle, showing the love that you have for your child. 4. Encourage your preschooler to talk about him or herself: “Tell me three things that you like to eat.” “Can you think of something that makes you happy?” 5. Pause while reading a book and ask your preschooler how a character might be feeling. 6. Show how to handle emotions positively yourself. Suggest to your child different ideas for coping with emotions and how you do it. 7. Address inappropriate behaviour immediately and calmly. Preschoolers usually have fewer tantrums, but may fight over things like toys. Help cope with tantrums by discussing afterward what helps your child feel better when experiencing frustration or anger. 8. Model patience and persistence in all your tasks. Children will learn to stick with things by acting like their parents.

Contact your local school or 250-398-3839 for more information on this program for 3 and 4 year olds & their parent/care giver. SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 27 (CARIBOO-CHILCOTIN)

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About 130 WWC members wrote letters Continued From Page A1 “People should be able to enjoy full participation in the Federal Environmental Review process, including the right to comment — without fear of time-consuming and costly litigation.” Foy told the Tribune Monday that roughly 130 WWC members wrote letters to CEAA opposing the New Prosperity Mine project and the organization will continue to vigorously speak out against the proposed mine. “We have a responsibility to be reasonable and work within the law, with respect to Taseko Mines, but we also have a responsibility as a B.C. environmental group to stand up for our values and speak truths and we believe this mine should not proceed,” Foy said, adding WWC is “shocked” the various levels of government would allow the project assessment to proceed in the face of such strong opposition from the Tsilhqot’in, in whose territory the proposed mine would be developed. “The high environmental risk and longterm environmental risks, and impact on human rights in respect to the Tsilhqot’in Nation, we strongly and proudly oppose this mine and will do so with all our abilities.” When Taseko asked WWC to remove some of the information it posted about the project, Foy said WWC did make some changes to its website. “We do not think we were ever in a position of libel or defamation or anything like that. We A3

Science World features paper windmills Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Science World at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake campus attracted inquirers of all ages Saturday including Ashlynn Jennings, 4, (left) and Jaidyn Huston, 4, who created and coloured paper wind mills at one of the fair’s many booths.

have sent Taseko a letter that outlines the changes we have made. However, since we sent it and made those changes, they have sent us the statement of claim,” Foy said, adding within the week he hopes to post the letters on the WWC website that have gone back and forth between the two parties. “I understand in their view we haven’t done everything they want,” Foy said. The full New Prosperity project description has been made available for public review. These and other resources may be found at

Homeowner shot with pellet gun The RCMP were kept busy between Feb. 23 and 29 with a range of incidents ranging from impaired driving to domestic disputes. Feb. 23: • A male driver, stopped by police, failed an approved screening device test. His vehicle was towed. • The RCMP arrested a male after receiving a report of a domestic dispute on Third Avenue North. While a male and female, both intoxicated, were pushing and spitting on each other, it was determined the male was the aggressor. He was later released from custody when sober to appear in court at a later date. • One male was picked up on warrants from Alexis Creek. • Three curfew checks were determined to be compliant. Feb. 24: When a homeowner caught a male attempt-

ing to break into his residence he ran after him. The suspect turned and shot the homeowner with a pellet gun, narrowly missing his face. The homeowner managed to catch the suspect and subdued him until the police arrived. The suspect was arrested and later released to appear in court at a later date. Feb. 25: • A woman reported her purse was stolen after she had placed it down while she was grocery shopping. • A male reported that a man and woman were fighting in the lobby of a local hotel at 3:24 p.m. in the afternoon. When police arrived they learned a male was arguing with a female employee, and the hotel staff wanted him removed. The male left the hotel without incident. • A spousal assault on Second Avenue resulted

in the arrest of a female after she scratched a male’s face, neck and hands. She was later released on an undertaking to appear in court at a later date. • When police attended a domestic dispute between a common law man and woman, it was determined the man had assaulted the woman. He was arrested and held to appear before a justice of the peace. • After providing two samples of his breath, both over the limit, a male was charged for impaired driving. • Two males were involved in a consensual fight at a local drinking establishment. No further follow up is required. • When an unknown male attempted to steal auto parts from the Bee Jay Towing lot, he was interrupted by security and fled from the scene. He has not been located.

Feb. 26: • At 2:07 p.m. the RCMP were advised that a male and female were together against a condition not to have contact with one another. An officer attended the residence, saw the two standing together in the entry way, and arrested the female for breach of conditions and held her in custody to appear before a judge in the morning. Feb. 27: • A property owner off the Horsefly Road reported that someone was snowmobiling through his property. He has requested patrols by officers when they are in the vicinity. • After receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle and suitcase near Broadway Avenue and Rowat Road, police attended and located a DVD player, Backgammon game, 50 New Pence coin, Otterbox belt clip case, brown

Impala leather suitcase, and a cardboard box with miscellaneous clothing/blankets. No owner has been located. • While a female was at Columneetza Secondary School playing badminton, her blue Volkswagen Jetta had its passenger window broken and her Garmin GPS unit stolen from inside. She called in the theft at 10:12 p.m. The matter remains under investigation. • At 10:30 p.m. a female reported that three males were snooping around the vehicles parked in her yard on Third Avenue North. She and her husband scared them off then followed them a short distance. The matter is under investigation. • Two males were arrested for break and enter after the RCMP received a residential alarm at a building on Mackenzie Avenue

North at 10:24 p.m. They attended the scene and found the residence’s rear door forced open. A search inside revealed nothing, but soon afterwards the males were discovered near the scene. • All three curfews conducted were found to be in compliance. Feb. 28: • When a local resident fell victim to a phishing scam through an e-mail from PayPal asking her for verification of her account, she reported the scam. • Someone handed in a found pink backpack containing two Saskatchewan birth certificates. • A female was arrested for punching another female at a local secondary school and was released on an undertaking to appear in court at a later date. See BEAR Page A4



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Bullies, step aside

Mar 2 to Mar 31 Greg Sabatino photo

Students, teachers and administration showed their support at both high schools last Wednesday by wearing pink for Pink Shirt Day — a day to show bullies they won’t be tolerated any longer. Here, students, teachers and administration from Columneetza secondary show their support for the cause.

Bear spray victims refuse to be co-operative Continued From Page A3 • Local officers are working with Terrace Youth Probation on a local breach of probation charge. • At 9:54 p.m. officers seized 0.1 grams of crack cocaine from a female passenger in a vehicle. • Officers attended a bear spray incident

on Mackenzie Avenue at 12:02 a.m. and located two males that had been assaulted. The pair refused to cooperate with police and refused medical attention. The RCMP later located two other males that has also been assaulted with bear spray. Neither would provide details about the suspects. No charges are recom-

Telus expands broadband internet Canoe Creek and Beaver Valley are among several B.C. communities to receive broadband Internet service through Telus later this year, announced the company Friday. Telus says the move is part of a $3 billion investment in advanced technology and state-ofthe-art facilities over the next three years. Telus’s investment includes connecting 35 remote and geographically challenging B.C. communities to broadband Internet this year, including Moyie, Man-

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mended in this case. • Three curfews were conducted and all found compliant. Feb. 29: • When RCMP were called to keep the peace in a civil separation between a female and a male, no issues surfaced. • The theft prevention officer caught a female attempting to steal five pairs of

sunglasses and clothing from a local store. Officers attended and released the female on an undertaking to appear in court at a later date. • The RCMP were called to an assault on Broadway Avenue and arrested a male for assaulting a female. Both parties were intoxicated. The male was re-

leased to appear in court at a later date. • A local grocery store reported a man stole some meat. Staff were not able to catch him when he left the store. The investigation is still ongoing. • Four curfew checks were conducted. One individual was found to be non-compliant and breach charges were forwarded.

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Sheila Downey (left), Surinderpal Rathor, and Diane Walters are among many volunteers involved in the Community Volunteer Income Tax program that helps those on low income file their taxes. Five sittings take place this month.

Tax program volunteers assist those on low-income places: • Glen Arbor on March 12. • Seniors Activity Centre on March 19. • Sunset Manor on April 9. • The Seniors Village (Retirement Concepts) on Western Avenue on April 16. • The Salvation Army on April 23. Each session runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Rathor notes that sessions at Sunset Manor, Glen Arbor, and the Seniors Village will be held particularly for residents of those facilities. However, if others are only able to attend those sessions they will not be turned away.

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or at any Credit Union branch. Preference will be given to organizations that are members of Williams Lake and District Credit Union.

Those who cannot attend any of the above sessions but would like assistance can contact Rathor at 250-3985222. Volunteers can also travel west of the city to assist individuals. Though taxes don’t need to be filed until the end of April, Rathor asks interested people to drop off their tax information early in order to avoid an influx of submissions at the last minute. “The sooner they file their returns the sooner they get their refund,” he says, adding that clients will need to provide their signature to authorize volunteers to E-file their taxes.

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Volunteers with the Community Volunteer Income Tax program are ready to help lowincome people file their taxes for free. The program was started by the federal government in 1971, says Williams Lake and district local co-ordinator Surinderpal Rathor, who has been involved in the program since 1975. “We are not trying to take business away from the professionals,” Rathor says. “Our mission and objective is to help those who need help, who cannot afford to pay to get their income tax done.” He notes everyone, by law, must file their income taxes regardless of their income. Those who could benefit from this program include students, single parents, seniors, and immigrants, for example. “We have a threshold of $25,000 (for a single person),” he says, noting the threshold is a guideline only. Each volunteer will use his or her discretion in deciding who is assisted. Rathor explains that a single person may have made more than $25,000 last year but

has since been laid off, for example. That person may be a candidate for the program. He says the volunteers will not file income taxes for a business or anyone who has capital gains or loss. They will also not file the taxes of a deceased or bankrupt person. “We have a very select clientele,” he says. “We focus more on parents and senior citizens and the single people on welfare.” Rathor says he loves being involved in the program and “playing with the numbers.” He notes the program is completely non-profit. “We are trained by the government but we do not work for the government,” Rathor adds. “And we do not charge anybody for anything.” The volunteers’ experience ranges from one year to 30-plus years and are very knowledgeable, he says. Those interested in having their taxes done by a volunteer can drop off their tax and contact information, including their phone number, at the Seniors’ Activity Centre on Fourth Avenue and the Womens’ Contact Society on Oliver Street. There will be five sittings in the following

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Ministers could learn from Dr. Seuss

Bill 22 benefits teachers and students

riday night GDs #5,6, and 7 and I went to see The Lorax, a movie based on the Dr. Seuss story written 40 years ago. The Lorax speaks French for the Connection trees, but couldn’t Diana French stop the O n c e ’l e r from doing a total clearcut. In the treeless, polluted city that results, the villain in the story is making a killing selling bottled air. He claims (rightly) that people will buy anything that comes in a plastic bottle. The movie is well done. My little granddaughters (almost eight and almost five) were so engrossed in it they hardly ate their popcorn. I suspect they might be buying bottled air if our society keeps on its current path but, in the movie, a boy saves the day and the trees come back. Dr. Seuss’s moral is “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.� The Lorax story is timely because more and more groups and individuals are worrying about maintaining our trees. Earlier this year the auditor general sounded the alarm about the sorry state of B.C. forests and recently the B.C. Association of Foresters joined the chorus, saying our forest inventories are so far out of date it is impossible to manage the forests sustainably. Silviculture companies say business has been so slow for years that tree planters have gone on to different things. However, Minister Pat Bell (jobs, tourism, and innovation) is bragging that the value of B.C.’s softwood lumber exports to China surpassed the $1 billion mark, that lumber exports have risen by more than 1,500 per cent since 2006, and exports to China have already surpassed the province’s goals. Minister Steve Thomson (forests, lands and natural resources) believes our forests are in fine shape. Maybe if they both went to see The Lorax they might realize the auditor general and the foresters have a point. Diana French is a freelance columnist for the Tribune. She is a former Tribune editor, retired teacher, historian, and book author.

n light of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation’s recent decision to hold a three-day strike this week, I would like to express my support for the students and families affected by MLA this dispute. Musings T h e Donna Barnett B.C. government is doing its best to accommodate the needs of students, families, teachers, and staff at B.C. schools. Students and families deserve to have confidence in the education system, schools, and teachers. Parents deserve to know how their children are doing at school, and we will try to prevent another school year from passing without this line of accountability. On Feb. 28, the B.C. Government introduced Bill 22, the Education Improvement Act, to help facilitate an agreement between government and the union. This bill sets a six-month “cooling off� period, during which a mediator will work to achieve a reasonable settlement that satisfies all parties. Bill 22 also introduces several initiatives that will benefit teachers and students, including the $165 million Learning Improvement Fund. This fund allows school districts to hire additional teachers and special education assistants, provide more teaching time, and support teacher training and professional development. We are putting more money into classrooms, improving supports for students and teachers, and facilitating consultation on class organization. We have restored the opportunity to bargain class size and related matters, and we are providing additional compensation for teachers whose class sizes exceeds the student limit. Together, these provisions are significant gains that recognize the important role and contribution of teachers. We are committed to reaching a responsible conclusion to this dispute that protects the best interests of students, parents, and families in B.C. I hope that we will continue to move forward in a constructive and amicable way in order to restore certainty and trust to our education system. Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin.



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Political dirty tricks turning voters off Every time an election rolls around there is plenty of hand-wringing and angst-ridden postulating about getting more people out to vote. How to we engage more of the electorate? How do we engage more youth in the political process? The easiest way would be for our politicians and the minions who work for them to stop doing what they’re doing. The Robocall scandal should enrage the Canadian public but will, more likely, just result in them tuning politics out. Robocall is where calls made on election day from a firm hired linked to the Conservative party were directing people away from polling stations. A slew of former employees at a call centre in Thunder Bay, Ont., revealed last week they were using a script to make live calls on behalf of the Conservative party that contained erroneous information about voting locations. The suggestion, of course, is that in close ridings Liberal and/or NDP supporters were directed to wrong locations for polling stations. This, if proven to be true, is a lot worse than trying to smear a politician.

It’s election tampering and those responsible should spend some time looking out from the inside of one of the Conservatives’ new prisons. The Conservatives, so far, have suggested that if anyone knows anything about the “robocallsâ€? they should contact Elections Canada and have suggested that they made two million calls on election day so mistakes were bound to happen. While political careers may be damaged or destroyed, the real damage is to our political system. We all want people to become more engaged in our political system but who in their right mind wants to get involved in this kind of despicable chicanery? Sadly, this is what politics has become so those who don’t want to stoop to gutter-sniping and dirty tricks avoid politics ‌ and that’s a shame because our country suffers for it. The only way this type of cellar-dwelling politics can end is if our politicians, in the backrooms and the war rooms of political life, say “noâ€? to such tactics. And if politicians want more Canadians to become engaged and involved, all they have to do is bring integrity and honesty back. — Prince George Free Press

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Don’t be surprised if Liberals’ mistakes cost them election Editor: Open letter to Donna Barnett, Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA: How can you support a political party and a leader that is making our province into a national joke? The Liberals, led by Christy Clark, are taking the fourth richest province in Canada and making us look like a banana republic. We are rich with resources, yet during a time when commodity prices have been the highest ever

A dozen roses for each of the volunteers that helped to judge our 4-H club’s speeches and demonstrations on Feb. 18: Anne Goyette, Mary Telfer, Ross McCoubrey, Katie Smylie, Loyd Csizmadia, and Mike Doherty. Also to the parents who timed and tabulated for us. We appreciate you taking the time to support the kids year after year. It was a great day. Thank you. Penny Gentles, on behalf of the Rose Lake/Miocene 4-H Club *** Thanks so much to my very special friend Robertine Flaspohler for sharing her time in Hawaii with me. It was a holiday of a lifetime —

seen, the government has been running a deficit. Vancouver is a world-class city, recognized as one of the most expensive places to live, yet we have had the highest rate of childhood poverty for the 10 years since your party has taken power. The BC Liberals are squandering our future. Our heath care is deteriorating as hospitals get more overcrowded. Our justice system is collapsing with criminals realizing that they will never face consequences for their crimes be-

one I will cherish forever. True friends are hard to find. If you have one, you are lucky. Thanks, Robertine. And a big thank you to her husband Otto — he has to be a bachelor for two weeks. From your good buddy, June Kunka *** A big bouquet of roses to the dedicated nurses and doctors on the second floor. Even though they were extremely busy and short staffed, they took the time to see that our mother was comfortable in her last days. We appreciated it very much. Thank you. Carol Dicecco and the Matlock family

cause they will be released due to overcrowded courtrooms. With the draconian, anti-teacher Bill 22, the Liberals are destabilizing B.C. labour by ignoring basic rights of collective bargaining and the right to strike. This is against teachers — one of the most conformist groups of workers imaginable, who you have managed to belittle, humiliate, and enrage. Is it any wonder that the number of people moving to B.C. is dropping? Is it any wonder that

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business is not reinvesting their record profits? How can we attract the best and the brightest to lead us into this new century when the Liberals’ incompetence can’t even introduce their beloved HST properly! The one consistency the Liberals have demonstrated is unwavering support for the richest one per cent, at all costs. You gut your treasury by allowing them to not pay their fair share of taxes, you destroy public education and public health care in favour of private

schools and private clinics that only the one per cent can afford, you increase MSP, ICBC costs, and other expenses, making it even harder for average citizens. Finance minister Kevin Falcon showed his contempt for the average taxpayer by endorsing the obscene income inequality that exists in our province. When the next election occurs, do not be surprised if you only get one per cent of the vote. Andrew Riegl Williams Lake

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news NDIT funded 860 projects over six years, CEO says Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Northern Development Initiative Trust returns since 2009 have been above the trust’s expectations, says the trust’s chief executive officer Janine North. “We generally expect the rate of inflation plus four per cent, but it has been 9.5 per cent,� North said during a presentation to the Cariboo Regional District board at its latest board meeting. “That’s meant an average income investment difference to the trust of about $13.6 million,� North said, adding that $13.6 million has flowed through to projects. The exciting part, she pointed out, is that more than $100 million in funding has been committed to 860


projects over the last six years. The region has seen 241 projects funded for a project value of more than $82 million since 2005. “That has brought in — through your efforts, your staff’s efforts, from the federal and provincial governments and your local governments, foundations — $1.03 billion. So about a 10 to one ratio,� North told the board, adding the funding has partnered with 1,565 funding organizations and 24 per cent of projects with the private sector. The stable amount of funding being dispersed each year ranges between $8 million and $12 million, going up and down depending on demand. North also noted that outside of government, NDIT was the only organization that delivered federal stimulus funding — a total of $30 million in the region.

“One of the key roles of the projects is direct mentoring,� said Dean McKinley, NDIT’s regional director of economic development. In 2010, 72 grant writers were hired throughout the region, and wrote $62 million worth of grant applications. “During that time they were successful in acquiring $19.2 million approved funding and another $10 million to $15 million is pending. When you look at the investments that communities make of $2,500 and Northern Development providing the other $7,500 to have a grant writer in their community for four months, the return of investment is unbelievable,� McKinley said. McKinley also indicated there’s been a tremendous amount of uptake with First Nations and many projects have been led or directly participated in with First Nations.

“We’ve found over the years that participation with First Nations has grown each year, which is really encouraging to see.� In addition, McKinley said projects that deal with diversifying economies, dependent on the forest industry, are drawn from the pine beetle recovery account, rather than from the local allocation of NDIT funding. Since its inception in 2009, the trust’s internship program has been successful in attracting young graduates to work in communities such as Prince Rupert, Terrace, Tumbler Ridge, Fort St. John, Hazelton, Logan Lake and Williams Lake. Commenting on the stability of the trust, Area D director John Massier asked if the trust will morph into a foundation or if the funds will eventually be drawn down and heard the trust model is that of a hybrid.

“It won’t get drawn down. In fact, it started at a $185 million and we’re sitting at close to $200 million, although that fluctuates every day in the market. Yes, the income that’s generated from investments flows into grants, but it’s not an exact match for that. Each year there will be more or less grant applications for the income generated as long as it roughly flows out,� North said, adding the income goal is roughly six per cent and the grant flow ranges from four to eight per cent. The capital base, she added, can be used by communities for loans for revitalization projects for groups that otherwise might not be bankable. Massier also asked if staff levels have remained the same and heard from North that staffing costs are confined to the income that flows off the operating endowment.

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Steelies take two; win playoff crown Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer It was a long bus ride up to Smithers and an even longer one home for the Williams Lake Stampeders who, after taking a 1-0 series lead last weekend, lost the CIHL playoff final to the Smithers Steelheads Sunday, two games to one. Saturday, the Steelheads pummeled a short-benched Stampeders squad, 8-1, before grinding out another 5-2 victory Sunday to win the SMP Cup, the league’s playoff trophy. “It’s a pretty exciting feeling,� said Steelheads coach Tom DeVries. “You don’t even know what the feeling is until the clock runs out and the game’s over. You’re always thinking, ‘ah, you never know what might happen,’ and then all of a sudden you win it.� Saturday night the Steelheads sent a clear message to Williams Lake that they were not going to make it easy, crushing the Stampeders 8-1 and taking the series to Sunday’s third and deciding game. Scoring the lone goal for Williams Lake in Saturday’s contest was Wilfred Robbins. Williams Lake coach Cliff Philpot said after Saturday’s game he felt

having a few more players would have made all the difference. “They come hard,� Philpot said. “They played hard in Williams Lake, but I thought we played a better game in Williams Lake. We had some different players in the lineup and that made a big difference for us. We didn’t have the right players tonight.� Sunday, Williams Lake made it closer but, ultimately, the result was the same. The CIHL playoff banner is the first the Steelheads have won, while a Williams Lake win would have been the team’s third consecutive playoff championship. The Steelheads, along with Sunday’s playoff win, also laid claim to the league’s regular season trophy this year, going unbeaten in all of its 18 games. Following the regular season Smithers swept the Prince Rupert Rampage and the Terrace River Kings, before beating Williams Lake. Now, the Stampeders, the Steelheads, the Quesnel Kangaroos and the host Kitimat Ice Demons will converge later this month for the Coy Cup Senior Men’s Provincial Hockey Championship.

Monday, March 5 to Friday, March 9 Williams Lake Recreational Hockey League playoffs The Williams Lake Recreational Hockey League wraps up its season the week of March 5 with its semifinal and final games. It all wraps up Friday, with the ‘A’ division final and Saturday, with the ‘B’ division final. The league’s semifinal matchups will be played during the week. The league’s ‘A’ final goes Friday at 9:15 p.m. and will be followed by the ‘B’ final at 10:45 p.m.

Saturday, March 17 Radar Race at Mt. Timothy and St. Patrick’s Day Percy N. Hebert photo

Williams Lake Stampeders netminder Justin Foote has a shot slip through his five-hole Saturday during an 8-1 loss to the Smithers Steelheads in game two of the CIHL playoff final. Sunday, the Steelheads wrapped up the series, winning again, 5-2.

Sunshine Bowlers still rolling after 20 years Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer They call themselves the Sunshine Bowlers. And just like their name suggests, they’ve been making Cariboo Bowling Lanes a brighter place for the past 20 years. “I’m hoping to raise awareness that we have people with disabilities in the community — that was my main target this year,� said the group’s leader, Linda Rowley. Last Wednesday the group of about 25 bowlers met at Cariboo Lanes for a Beat the Challenger Tournament. Members of the Williams Lake Fire Department and local forest fire fighters, including Smokey the Bear, were on hand to bowl with the group. Players mingled, had a chat, and hung out with Smokey the Bear — all the while displaying some exceptional bowling skills. Rowley, who has coached Special Olympics bowling in the past, said she took over the local group this year because they didn’t have a coach. The Sunshine Bowlers range in

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Sunshine Bowlers organizer Linda Rowley (second from left) shares a laugh with (from left) her daughter, Frankey-Lynn Rowley, Smokey the Bear and bowler Ken Hyde. age from about 15 all the way up to seniors, she said. The group meets every Wednesday at Cariboo Bowling Lanes from 4 to 6 p.m. from September to May. “A lot of the people not only come


there to learn to skills — not just to bowl — but it’s a social network for them,� Rowley said, adding it’s amazing how much enjoyment the players get from the group. “They get all their visiting and their skill

learning on that Wednesday.� Rowley noted her support team — Joan Busat, Rose Webber, Cathy Bushell, Shari Warkentin and her daughter, Frankey-Lynn Rowley — has been a huge help this year. “It’s been just a really awesome experience,� she said. “To work with that many people is a bit of a challenge, but it’s just amazing what a person can do when they have a great support team behind them. It’s been an awesome year.� This April will be the first time the Sunshine Bowlers will meet formally for a year-end awards and banquet ceremony. “I’ve got a bunch of funding from wonderful people in the community,� she said. “They’ve actually donated money to us to have a catered banquet and trophies, and this will be the first year this group will have trophies in 15 years.� Trophies will go to players from first place to fifth place. “The support I’ve received from the community with door prizes and money has just been overwhelming,� she said. “I couldn’t say thank you enough. It’s just amazing.�

Saturday, March 17 bring the entire family up to Mt. Timothy for a fun day at the slopes. The hill is hosting its annual radar race, where participants can test their top speed on the hill. The race is open to anyone wishing to enter. Staff at the hill also invite everyone to dress in green to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. For more visit www.skitimothy. com.

Wednesday, March 28 Williams Lake Ladies Soccer Association AGM The Williams Lake Ladies Soccer Association is hosting its annual general meeting in the commons area at Williams Lake Secondary School on Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to all members; however, teams are required to have a quorum of three players on hand to vote on issues raised.

Wednesday, March 28 ESSO Female Fun Day WLMHA will be hosting a Esso Female Fun Day on Wednesday, March 28 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. at the Cariboo Memorial Complex. Esso Fun Day is a fun, introduction to female hockey for the first time player, coach or administrator. Registration by phoning 250-392-2211 or e-mailing

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Young Nations tourney starts Saturday Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer Hockey teams from around the region will take to the ice this Saturday, March 10 at the Rolf Zeis Memorial Arena in Lac La Hache for the Young Nations Recreational Hockey Tournament. Rolland Harry, tournament organizer, said about eight teams have expressed interest in playing on the weekend. “So far we’ve got eight teams committed,” Harry said. “It’s going to be good. “It’s open to natives and non-natives and

adults 16 and over.” Harry said the tournament is non-contact, and invites anyone interested in playing to contact him. “This is our third annual tournament,” he said. “I asked the kids if we should do it again, we had a meeting and we decided to go ahead. The kids and the players were right behind me.” Also, Harry is seeking more volunteers to help with the tournament. Players can sign up individually or as part of a team. Preliminary games begin Saturday with the tournament finals going

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FOR SEPTEMBER 2012 School District No. 27 will be registering Kindergarten students for 2012-13 with a deadline of March 15, 2012 Children beginning Kindergarten must be five years of age by December 31, 2012. Children presently enrolled in Kindergarten do not need to re-register for Grade One. A birth certificate (or other proof of age) and presentation of the BC “Care Card” is required at registration. Students will normally register at the school in their attendance area. Parents not sure of their attendance area are requested to contact the nearest elementary school for information. Registration for French Immersion Kindergarten at Glendale Elementary School will also be held at this time. For your assistance, Williams Lake area schools and their phone numbers are listed below: Cataline Elementary School 250-392-7154 Chilcotin Road Elementary School 250-392-5455 Glendale Elementary School 250-398-7108 (Year Round Calendar & French Immersion) Kwaleen Elementary School 250-392-4332 (Traditional School) Marie Sharpe Elementary School 250-392-4104 Mountview Elementary School 250-392-7344 Nesika Elementary School 250-398-7192 150 Mile Elementary School 250-296-3356 Wildwood Elementary School 250-989-4701 If you wish your child to attend a school other than the one in your attendance area, please contact an elementary school or the School District Office at 250-398-3800 for the School of Choice process and application. School of Choice applications are also required if you wish your child to attend Glendale Elementary (because of the year round calendar and the French Immersion Program) and Kwaleen Elementary School (because of the traditional format).


SPORTS Cougars take third DIVAS show stuff at zones Brigette Peel, head coach of the Columneetza Cougars girls basketball team, said she’s proud of the way the team competed late February at the North Central Zone Basketball Championships. The Cougars, she said, played their hearts out. Their efforts won the team a bronze medal at the tournament, held Feb. 23-25 at Duchess Park Secondary School in Prince George. “After a disappointing loss at regionals in Quesnel to Correlieu (secondary) we were awarded a wild card berth,” Peel said. The wild card spot left the Cougars seeded fifth heading into the eight-team zone championship draw, which included another matchup against Correlieu in its first game of the tournament. “We beat them 4535,” Peel said, noting the hard work of her players to persevere. Next up the Cougars played the numberone-seeded Duchess Park Condors from Prince George, who

ended up beating them and going undefeated to win the tournament. The loss put the Cougars on the back side of the draw; however, the team continued its winning ways beating Kelly Road secondary, 28-21, and Nechako Valley secondary (Vanderhoof) 32-31. The Cougars played College Heights secondary (Prince George) for a spot in the final but fell, 30-17 and landed the bronze medal. “The top two teams head off to provincials March 8-10, which were Duchess Park and College Heights,” she said. In addition to the Cougars’ bronze medal they were also named the most sportsmanlike team of the tournament. Annie Blois was named to the firststring all-star team. “The girls gave everything they had and worked so hard during the tournament,” she said. “I am very proud of their effort. “With about half the team in Grade 10 and

Minor hockey awards go this week The Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association is hosting its year-end awards banquets and wrap-ups throughout the week. Tuesday, March 6 the Initiation ‘B’ awards go from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Following that, the Bantams will follow from 7 to 8:30 p.m. On Wednesday, the Novice teams converge for their awards and banquet from 5:30 to

6:45 p.m. After that the Atom division goes from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, the Peewee and Midget house divisions will have their respective banquets. The peewees go from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and the midgets go from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All of the banquets will be hosted at the Thompson Rivers University Cafeteria.

the other half in Grade 9 we will be able to have a solid core for next year’s junior team. “The other girls moving up to play senior will be a welcome addition to the senior program at Columneetza.”

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Dynamic art installation depicts Chilcotin War Gaeil Farrar Tribune Staff Writer There was a full house for the opening of the new show at the Station House Gallery March 1. The installation offers a unique perspective on the historic Chilcotin War by artist and former antiapartheid activist Ann Nicholson. In her presentation during the opening of her show called The Chilcotin War: A Colonial Legacy Nicholson drew parallels on the impacts of colonialism from her own experiences growing up in apartheid South Africa and learning about the Chilcotin War as a resident of the region. A number of Chilcotin residents and former residents were on hand for the show’s opening which is held for gallery members and invited guests. As a young art student in Johannesburg, Nicholson became involved with the African National Congress and the movement to liberate South Africa from apartheid. For her efforts she spent three years in a South African jail followed by house arrest before leaving the country. She has been living in the Chilcotin for seven years and in this time has learned the history of the Chilcotin War. “The people in South Africa are still struggling to overcome their history, just as the Tsilhqot’in people are struggling to overcome theirs,� Nicholson says in her artist’s statement. “The ruthless greed and disrespect of the colonists that prompted this struggle is the same in both countries, but the stories, of course, are completely different. My last series of paintings was based on the personal stories of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. I have similarly been moved by the stories of the Chilcotin War.� In 16 paintings that can be followed around the room with accompanying comments, Nicholson traces the conditions leading up to the Chilcotin War and its legacy. For instance in one painting Chief Anahim addresses the Chiefs of the Dakelh and Secwepemc in Lac La Hache in 1859 with some white miners present. The paintings trace the conditions leading up to the war during the Gold Rush, the Chilcotin people’s attempts to protect their historical rights to the gold and the land they occupied for centuries, the devastation inflicted on the Chilcotin people by small pox, rape, prostitution, and hunger born of oppression, attempts at negotiating peace, preparations by the

COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK Friday, March 9 International Women’s Day dinner The Women’s Contact Society is celebrating International Women’s Day with a dinner and business fair at TRU on Friday, March 9. The business fair starts at 5 p.m. and the dinner follows at 6 p.m. with entertainment to follow. Tickets are $25 and available at the Women’s Contact Society. Seating is limited. For more information and to register call Ashlee Turatus at 250-392-4118.

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Lakecity artist Anne Kohut (left) in discussion with artist Ann Nicholson during the opening night of Nicholson’s show called The Chilcotin War: A Colonial Legacy. The show runs in the main gallery at the Station House Gallery until March 31. Casey Bennett is showing a collection of photographic portraits in the upper gallery called Industrial Town. The portraits capture people in their everyday work gear.

Diana French (left), a Williams Lake resident and former resident of the Chilcotin, and Darlene Brecknock, a long-time Chilcotin resident, view Nicholson’s show with keen interest. Chilcotin people for war, the eventual hanging of five chiefs and the long-term effects of the war. “I have also begun to understand the importance of this war in the lives of the people living here even now, and of how much the social fabric of the area rests upon the tragic and painful events of 1864 and the colonial years leading up to them,� Nicholson says in her artist’s statement. Beyond the obvious historical value of this work the paintings are colourful, stylistic and in many cases quite beautiful despite the very serious nature of the in-

stallation. Nicholson returned to painting after working against apartheid for a number of years and as a teacher for many years after that, according to her biography. Born and raised in South Africa during the apartheid years she attended the Johannesburg School of Art for two years at which point the school administration was taken over by the state. Because of her anti-apartheid views Nicholson was denied admission to third year. This denial actually threw her more deeply into political activ-

ity. She joined the Congress of Democrats, which was allied to the African National Congress, both of which were illegal under the apartheid regime. A few years later she was jailed under the notorious 90-day act which allowed the government to hold people in solitary confinement without charge and to interrogate them, often with torture. Eventually Nicholson was charged and served a three-year sentence in Barberton Maximum Security Prison. Upon her release, she was house arrested. In 1968, she left South Africa as an exile and went to live in London, England, where she worked for the African National Congress for five years. In 1974 she immigrated to Canada, settling in Vancouver. For many years Nicholson worked as a teacher; however, she never forgot about painting or finishing her art studies, which she eventually did, at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. Nicholson and her husband Matt moved to the Chilcotin seven years ago. Looking for a new adventure, they took off north to find a community they both liked. When they reached Williams Lake they decided to turn left, and they hit the Chilcotin. The yellow grass and the big skies felt like home, Nicholson says in her biography.

The Women’s Contact Society and Thompson Rivers University are hosting their first ever Women’s Conference this Saturday, March 10. Keynote speaker, Susan Foisy from Kelowna will offer advice for women in dealing with stress and the importance of teaching children how to deal with stress. The presenters include TRU psychology professor Dr. Chris Montoya who will speak about baby brain development and the first few years of life. Various presenters will also talk about home businesses, financial planning, women in leadership and other topics. To register call Ashlee Turatus at 250-392-4118.

Tuesday, March 13 Scout Island talk Stephen DÊry, who has been studying the effects of climate change in the Cariboo Mountains above Quesnel Lake, will give a free presentation at Scout Island Nature Centre starting at 7 p.m. March 13. Dery is assistant professor, environmental science & engineering and Canada research chair for Northern Hydrometeorology. Dery is among scientists who predict that the mountainous regions of western North America will experience rates of climate change much higher than the global average. He will discuss implications for the water cycle.



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Horsefly Salmon Walk damaged by dirt biking activity Bruce MacLeod Special to The Tribune A good group of people gathered at the Horsefly library for the regular monthly meeting of the Horsefly River Roundtable on Thursday, Feb. 16. There was a spirited discussion about the Salmon Trail path, the aluminum sectional dock for disabled access to the river’s edge, and a new idea for a cantilevered dock at a location which could present a very desirable viewpoint for everyone to observe the natural beauty of a location not normally accessible to anyone, much less a person in a wheelchair. At our next meeting this month we will have the projected costs of the different ideas put for-

ward. We have to improve as well as repair our Salmon Walk, which has been heavily damaged by dirt bike operators ignoring the posted “No dirt bike” signs. It was pointed out by the contractors present that no amount of repairs and compacting on the trail can prevent the damage motorized vehicles do to the trail, and we must educate the public, and in particular our own residents, in regard to the laws of the land, and in particular when said land or trail is posted. Action will be taken in that more signs will be posted, and with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) cooperation, perhaps the opening to the trail near the Black


Creek junction can be blocked to bike access. It was felt this would be the most effective means of controlling dirt bike traffic. There will be a Farmland Riparian Interface Stewardship Program session sometime in March either at the library or the community hall in Horsefly, and preferably on a Saturday. It is felt there are enough Horsefly residents who would be interested in what possibilities might exist to improve their land. This would be presented by Lee Hesketh. When we know for sure we will post signs, send e-mails, and I will phone anyone else we feel might be interested. About three roundtable

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fawcett along with Mr. and Mrs. Ron Rissanen are happy to announce the engagement of their children Kirby Fawcett to Mr. Kyle Rissanen. Both families are busy planning a wedding for Aug. 18, 2012 and wish the couple lots of love and happiness.





Road on a non fish bearing creek as part of TLC’s continued work on Patenaude Creek. This will help to create a swampy area to enhance the water retaining qualities, and flora and fauna of the riparian area along the Horsefly River. DFO biologist Judy Hillaby, who lives in Horsefly, informed us that salmon projections for the Horsefly dominant year (2012) are very low. The Roundtable is going to update and improve our web page, as well as create a Facebook page for more exposure to the public. Members are asked to review our current web page and provide suggestions and comments for improvement. The next Roundtable meeting is at the Horsefly library at 7 p.m. March 15.


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members were scheduled to attend the Fraser Basin Council Stewardship training funded by DFO. The training for operating equipment in riparian areas, which is free, will take place after breakup. Signs will be posted, and if possible we will notify the Horsefly Buzz. The technical committee will have a report prepared to be presented at our March meeting. They are extremely optimistic about the projects mentioned in detail at our last meeting, and the projected cost of completion will be ready as well. The Watershed Sensitivity Report prepared for DFO by Rob Dolighan should be ready sometime in May. DFO and The Land Conservancy are working together to replace an old culvert on Black Creek




The Tribune is accepting submissions and suggestions for a new series in our paper called “They Call the Cariboo Home.” One article (with photos) on one person or family will appear in our paper once a week for one year. Perhaps you are a long-time resident who has had led an interesting life in the lakecity and would like to share your story with the community, or maybe something out of the ordinary drew you to Williams Lake. If you think you or someone you know would make a good candidate for a profile/feature article in They Call the Cariboo Home, we would love to hear from you. Stories may be written by you or one of our reporters. The first article will run March 1. Submissions and suggestions can be dropped off in person or sent to: e-mail: fax: 250-392-7253 mail: 188 North 1st Ave. Williams Lake, B.C. V2G 1Y8

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Gavin Lake has two new reasons to celebrate Marco Passeri Special to The Tribune The Gavin Lake Forest Education Society has now hosted more than 10,000 students since the inception of its school program in 1996. This has been at no cost to the schools, students, or parents that have participated. Camp manager and program director Mike Tudor was surprised to find they had reached this milestone while recently summarizing the fall 2011 program for the society. The school program has become a regular part of the yearly lesson plan for many local Grade 6 teachers and truly provides a unique and valuable outdoor education experience for Cariboo kids. “The Cariboo can be proud of what this program offers its students; a great experience that not many other kids have a chance to get,” says society chair John Stace-Smith. During the three days the kids are in camp, they run through a series of six education modules that deal with forest ecosystems, forest practices, wildlife, water, outdoor recreation and conservation. They also cycle through a set of six chores which surprisingly can be equally popular with the students. In addition to celebrating their attendance milestone the Gavin Lake society recently became a registered charity. The new status allows the society to issue tax receipts to donors and

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Passing by cabins which provide lodging for visitors students make their way to the main building where meals and activities are held, shown in this photo supplied by the Gavin Lake Forest Education Society which has hosted more than 10,000 students since 1996. to apply for funding from organizations and foundations that only deal with charities. This has already opened up some opportunities for new construction. “We plan to begin building two new cabins this spring,” Tudor says. “We’re not intending to expand the camp in general, but need to replace some of the existing buildings whose expiry date is long overdue.” Pursuing registered charity status became a necessity when the society was informed of the need to pay property tax, at a commercial rate, on it’s Gavin Lake site. Previously, the site, which has a “special use” permit to operate on Crown Land, had been tax exempt. After two years in the application process, the society was made an official registered charity in September 2011. Despite it’s new status the length of the application process

obligated the society to pay a hefty tax bill for 2011, Tudor says. Treasurer Jeff Mycock says the 2011 tax bill has created a significant deficit in the society’s operating budget. Despite new access to funding previously unavailable to the society, Tudor notes that money for capital projects is much easier to come by than funding for ongoing operations. “Our Grade 6 program is harder to fund than cabin construction,” Tudor says. “Most donor foundations want to help start up new projects rather than funding proven programs.” Tudor says the society receives annual contributions from a wide variety of local service clubs and businesses in the Williams Lake, Quesnel and 100 Mile House areas to fund the student education program and it is hoped that with the society’s new charitable status this support will continue to grow.

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SUPERSTARS WANTED! DQ Grill & Chill / Orange Julius is currently hiring for part time front and kitchen positions. Must have flexible availability (including Evenings & Weekends). Chill (Front of House) & Grill (Kitchen) experience will be an asset but we will train the right personality. Successful applicants will have a great work ethic, an outgoing personality and have the ability to deliver outstanding customer service. Apply in store with a resume and cover letter at the DQ Grill & Chill or email Only those applicants who meet our guidelines will be contacted for an interview.

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Trades, Technical EXPERIENCED Excavator Operators required immediately in Northern BC. Must have extensive experience operating tracked excavators. Competitive wages. For further information please call 250-7715708. Resumes including references and experience should be emailed to attention D. Frocklage Contracting Ltd. LICENSED HD Mechanic & Class 1 Drivers, required for full-time work with construction company in west-central Alberta. Wage based on experience. Fax resume 780-5393536. MONSTER Industries, a rapidly growing construction and maintenance company servicing northwestern B.C., in now accepting resumes for the following positions: Certified “B” and “A” level welders with fabrication experience, Certified CWB all-position welders and Certified Millwrights. Please send resume with attached cover letter to Unfortunately we are not accepting applications for laborers at this time.

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Millwright Reporting to the Maintenance Coordinator, the successful candidate will be a journeyman Millwright with a broad background in industrial plant maintenance. Preference will be given to candidates with welding certi¿cation (dual ticketed), CMMS background, vibration and oil analysis knowledge, machinist skills and power plant maintenance experience. Please e-mail resumes to by Monday, March 19th, 2012 Whitecourt Power thanks all applicants in advance; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Job Posting –Millwrights Needed

Pinnacle Renewable Energy requires journeyman millwrights at both its Strathnavor and Burns Lake BC plant locations. Ideal candidates will have experience with the various automated operations and systems in a modern pellet plant. They will be highly motivated journeymen that have demonstrated the ability to apply their trade skills and knowledge safely and effectively. Candidates should also have good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Pinnacle pays competitive rates and provides full benefits. To apply please submit your resume and cover letter, along with proof of trade’s qualification. For more information on this position see www. Send your resume to: E-mail: No Phone Inquiries Accepted – Closing date March 23, 2012.

Alexis Creek First Nation FINANCE CLERK OVERVIEW: Under the direction of the Finance Manager, the Finance Clerk is directly responsible for performing data entry and related duties. The Alexis Creek First Nation is looking for a competent individual to fill the position of Finance Clerk. The Finance Clerk will assist the Finance Department in the provision of finance support services for the Alexis Creek and its affiliates. This is a permanent/full time position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Post secondary education in Accounting. • Experience with accounting software SAGE ACCPAC & Microsoft Excel. • Willing and able to work as part of a team. • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. • Maintain strict confidentiality. • Good oral and written communication skills. • Experience in maintaining filing systems, records and documents. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Data entry. • Maintain a filing system. • Prepare reports. • A/R, A/P and payroll functions. • Assist in the preparation of bank reconciliations. • Budget maintenance. SALARY: To be negotiated. Please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 work references, either in-person at the Alexis Creek First Nation Office, or by mail, fax, or email to: Hiring Committee Alexis Creek First Nation Box 69, Chilanko Forks, BC V0L 1H0 Fax: 250-481-1197 Email: DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Thursday, March 8, 2012 @ 4:30 pm or until a suitable applicant is chosen. Alexis Creek First Nation Thanks all those that applied. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Apt/Condo for Rent


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LOGGING TRUCK LOAD OF FIREWOOD $1200, delivered, 1/2 loads and pickup loads available, mostly pine. Call Gord 250-392-1431

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Classifieds Get Results! Misc. for Sale Locally grown table potatoes, Reds and Russets 0.30¢ lb. (250)747-8556

6´, 8´, 10´, 20´ & 40´ sizes available. Safe. Portable. Affordable. Rent or buy. Call Jason 250-296-9092.


Depot for batteries, rads, copper, aluminum, catalytic converters, alts. and starts. Will p/u, will buy! Phone 250-398-0672

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info and DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT

STEEL BUILDINGS For all uses! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free Brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170.

Misc. Wanted WANTED: Old lever action Winchester & Marlin rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Location! Location! 759 Winger Road

1900 sq. ft. 4bdr., 3 bath, plus full bsmt., 2.7 acres backing onto crown land, 5 min. to town. Complete new kitchen. New laundry area. Double garage with large covered deck, plenty of water, garden & fruit trees. View of lake. $399,000. (250)398-6266

WHY PAY RENT WHEN YOU CAN OWN FOR LESS! 3 bedroom Condo. Highwood Park $77,000.00 For appointment to view call: (250) 392-1816 or (250) 392-2686

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REDUCED to $8,000. (250)392-3436

Pets CKC reg. tri-color rough collie female. 2 yrs. old. All vaccines UTD. Started in agility, obedience, herding. Serious enquiries only. 250-296-4799

FACTORY DIRECT WHOLESALE modular homes, manufactured homes, and park models. New homes starting as low as $37,209, 16 wides $49,183, and double wides $70,829. or 877976-3737 The Home Boys.


Beautiful 2001 SRI mobile home, 14x70, 2bdr., 2 bath, open floor plan, skylight,f/s, water softener, vaulted ceilings. Very clean and well kept.

$65,000. For appointment to view Phone (250) 392-5428

Moving Must Sell! 2010 Moduline Mobile Home

Real Estate

situated in local park 3 bdrm, vaulted ceiling, Comes with washer, dryer, fridge, stove. New 10x14’ wood shed. Bay rent $287.50 Can be moved.

For Sale By Owner

Asking $70,000. Call (250)398-9396


699 North 10th Avenue Large Corner Lot

3bdr., 2 bath, white soapstone fireplace,fully finished bsmt., includes bar, n/g heat/woodstove, new hot water heater, all new dbl. windows, fully fenced nicely treed yard, covered patio. $224,000.

Reduced to $255,000.! Townhouse for sale by owner, in a great location. Hardwood floors, NG fireplace, skylight in living room and dining area. Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, laundry room, den/TV room. Small decks out front and out back. All appliances included. Reduced to $255,000. Please call (250)392-2452 or (250)398-8175

4 bedroom, 3 bath home on a large lot, no development behind the house. Home has a recently renovated kitchen upstairs with a second kitchen in the walkout basement. Excellent bsmt. suite potential. New hotwater tank and new flooring in basement and bathrooms. Large yard has alley access with a large garden & shed.

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Appliances 248 N. 5th Avenue 2 bdrm., approx. 1,000 sq. ft. main floor, 4 pc. bathroom, hardwood, lino, alarm, separate entrance to basement, fenced backyard, underground sprinklers, single car garage, paved driveway. (250)398-5328

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BOITANIO PLACE APARTMENTS 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Most desirable apartments for seniors. Clean and quiet. Next to Boitanio Park behind Boitanio Mall. Suite comes with heat, hot water, elevator, patio or balcony, fridge, stove, dishwasher & cable. Laundry facility on site, no pets.

250-392-6450 1bdrm apartment f/s, n/p, suitable for single working person. $400/mo. (250)398-8426. 2&3 bdrm apartments, South Lakeside area, no pets. (250)392-5074. 2 bdrm. wheelchair accessible handicap unit avail. immed. Please contact Mary or Flossie at (250)398-6831 $570/mo. + hydro, n/pets, ref/req. Close to downtown amenities. 3bdr. condo located in secure complex, w/d & garage incl., r/r. (250) 305-4970. 3bdrm $900/mnth incl util. Avail. April 1st. 1170 Latin Ave. Please call Pace Realty, 455 Quebec St, PG, BC 1(250)562-6671 PRICE REDUCED 2 Bed Suite in 55+ RiverBend Seniors Community, Kamloops, $1950/m, Spacious. Welcoming. Wheelchair friendly. Avail. immediately. catherine_ 1-604408-1023 (Vancouver) Secure 2 bd. in adult oriented complex, no pets, references required. $680/mo. (250)3922602 or (250)305-5366

Small Ads work! Apartment Furnished 2 Bdrm FULLY FURNISHED apt. Clean, quiet. Start $800/mo + util. 250-989-4220 Tanya

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service design sales Highlands Irrigation Ltd. Williams Lake 250.392.2321 1.800.665.5909 Irrigating BC and the Yukon since 1974

Brad Huston • Small Appliance Recycling Depot • E-Waste Electronic Recycling Center 250-982-2611 Daily service to Quesnel Wednesday & Friday to Bella Coola In-Town Deliveries

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Merchandise for Sale Reconditioned washer/dryer, stoves etc. 6 month guarantee. Will deliver in town. More info call Robert. 250-305-6344 days or 250-392-7064 eves.

Mobile Homes & Parks

Houses For Sale

72 WESTRIDGE DRIVE 1997 Sundowner

$199,000. Call (250)296-4216


Appointment to view (250) 392-5214.

Drop down windows, large front tack room with king size bed, 3 tier swing-out saddle rack, galvanized skin, new tires, rubber matting, 6’ wide x 7’ high, 2 removable dividers, lights inside & out, Excellent condition.

.75 acres on Rose Lake 2bdrm, f/s, w/d, dw, 10’x20’ addition, New water/sewer system, Natural gas Immediate possession

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Newly Set Up 1993 Dartmouth Mobile On Beautiful 100’ Lakefront Property

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Perfect Family Home: 2300 sq. ft. home on 12th Ave. 3 bedrooms up, 1 bedroom down, 2.5 baths. Nicely finished basement with gas fireplace, large laundry room. Many updates including furnace and flooring. Fenced front yard and 14x29 ft. deck on back. Very clean. A must to see! Asking $245,000. (250)392-1401 after 5 pm

1 - 2 bdrm apt F/S Dishwasher and A/C in most units. Quiet Good references only. Ask about our incentives. Call Frank 250-305-1155 pics at 1, 2, 3 bdr. apartments located in different areas of town, excellent cond., located near all levels of schools & university. (250) 302-9108. 1 and 2 bedroom apartments avail. immediately. (250) 3054972.

Commercial Space for lease at 150 Mile Center. Call Dianne at (250)296-4515 for more info. SHOP/TRUCK BAY/STORAGE Unit 1000 Sq.Ft., Large overhead door, Supplied compressed air, $625/month plus HST/utilities 1145 S Lakeside Williams Lake 250-392-0112 or 877-614-3518

Industrial Audiometric Technician Industrial / Commercial / Logging / Construction Dwight Satchell Box 4105, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2V2 250-392-2922 • 1-866-327-8678 Fax: 250-392-2947

Cottages / Cabins


Avail. immed. 1bdr. cottage & 2bdr. cottage at 150 Mile House, n/s, n/p, r/r. Phone (250)296-4235 after 6p.m.

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Duplex / 4 Plex 2 bdrm. suite in 4-plex, courtyard. $660/mo. Phone (250)398-7552 3 bedroom suite in town, $850/mo. + util., avail. immed. n/s, n/p, r/r. (250)296-3359 Excellent spacious 2bdrm in 4-Plex like new Details, Pictures and map at: Call to view (250)267-4523 Quiet 3 bdrm unit. $850/mo. n/s, n/p, r/r, laundry included. A must see! (250)398-5883

Mobile Homes & Pads 3bdr. double wide at Kendall Acres. Cat okay. $750/mo. Ref/Req. (250)398-4197

Homes for Rent 2 bdrm. duplex with F/S included. Please call (250)3927617.

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3bdr. house at McLeese Lake. $800/mo. + utilities, ref/req. Available immed. (877)304-4644 3bdr. house, Midnight Drive, Working people preferred. avail. immed. Seeking long term tenants. (250)398-6918 3bdr. upper floor, 1 1/2 bath, private deck, private driveway, shared separate laundry, fenced yard, family neighbourhood, incl. heat & hydro. $1,200/mo. (250)392-1124 Large 3BR Executive home main floor, 2 full bath, 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; vaulted ceiling , large windows, large kitchen, DR, living room with gas fire place, large deck with a spectacular view of Williams Lake. Walking distance to golf course. Bus nearby. NO smoking, NO pets. Available immed. Superior references required. (250)3926011 Norwegian style log home full bsmt. 4 bdr. quiet private property with lake view for long term. $850/mo. (250)392-4491 Will return calls March 15th.

Storage Mini Storage units, various sizes, plus RV parking. Ph. (250) 392-6717 or (250) 3980980.

Suites, Lower 1bdr. bsmt. suite close to Nesika school, incl. heat & hydro. $600/mo. (250)392-1124 1bdr. suite $550/mo. 1 person $650/mo. 2 persons incl. heat/light n/s, n/p, r/r. (250) 305-6045. 1 large newly renovated bsmt. suite, gas/hydro included, bus stop nearby, n/s, n/p. $625/mo. (250)267-7799 2bdr. newly renovated, close to schools and bus stop, util. incl., n/p. $850/mo. Avail. immed. (250)305-1213 2bdr. suite, w/d hook-up, utilities incl. $900/mo. n/s, n/p, close to schools and TRU. (250)302-1155 or (250)3985883.

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1996 Geo Metro 1 litre engine, 5 speed, 2 door hatchback. Looks good and drives good!! $1,400. o.b.o. (250)303-0941

2004 28ft. Rustler Bunk beds, lots of extra storage, full bathroom, sleeps 6, microwave, stove/fridge, queen-size bed, air conditioner. $15,000.!!! Very well maintained. (250)398-9091

Townhouses 3bdr. townhome located near all levels of schools, avail. immed. (250) 302-9934. Good location, modern, clean 2bd. townhome, n/s, n/p, r/r $825/mo. (250)398-0738

2001 Honda Accord

Red, 4spd. auto, A/C, power locks, windows, & mirrors. Grey cloth interior, with winter tires on rims, 4 cylinder engine, 267,000kms. New brakes, muffler, and spark plugs.

$3,500. o.b.o. (250)392-6009

2003 Pontiac SunďŹ re. 4 cyl., auto, A/C. Great economical car. $2995. (250)392-4366

SMOKING DEAL!!! 1990 Winnebago Chieftan 34 ft. 454 engine Excellent condition. Low Mileage. Must sell! $10,000 obo (250)305-7134

Scrap Car Removal

2000 XR80 Like new. $1200. obo. 1985 XR250 Excellent shape. $1200. obo (778)4120077

Off Road Vehicles

5.7 litre, V8 Hemi, 345hp, 4x4, 137k, Extended Cab, Short box with liner, Dual Exhaust, Chrome trim. Runs great!

$14,000. obo Call 1(250)989-4200


2002 Dodge Crew Cab Red, 4x4, auto Low kms, loaded, New tires. $10,000. obo (250)790-2263 Trades welcome

Take notice that pursuant to section 2 of the Repairers Lien Act a 2002 Ford Focus will be sold to satisfy the indebtedness of SADIE WELSH in the sum of $2,532.00 plus the costs of this action for NORTH SHORE REPAIR LTD. To view and submit bids please attend NORTH SHORE REPAIR LTD. 335 7th Ave. South, Williams Lake BC Closing date of the sale will be MARCH 15, 2012. Highest or any other bid not necessarily accepted. Sale can be cancelled or adjourned without notice.

1993 Ford Aerostar XL 7 Passenger Van All wheel drive, No rust, A1 motor, 148,000kms, trailer hitch, Good winter tires, roof rack. View at 1283 Midnight Drive. $2600.00 (250)392-0075 cell or (250)392-5858 home.

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2009 Polaris Dragon 800. 163â&#x20AC;? Track 387 miles sled is in brand new cond. Has cover, spare belt, underseat bag, owner has left the country. asking $7200 250-989-4482

2004 Dodge One ton diesel, 6spd., 4x4, cd player, p/w, p/l, new exhaust and brakes summer 2011, tow pkg., 5th wheel hitch mounted in back, 167,000kms. $23,500. o.b.o. (250)297-0143




Cariboo Regional District 2006 Polaris 800 Comes with winch, snowblade, windshield, passenger seat, and chains. Asking $6,850. o.b.o. (250)297-0143


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1995 Saturn. Standard, leather, full load. Great shape. $2500 OBO. (250)392-4366

1988 Dodge 1500 New rebuilt 318 motor and clutch system. Well maintained. Runs great. Updated sound system. 31â&#x20AC;? summer tires & New Cooper winter tires. $3500.00 (250)303-1177 or (250)267-2509

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288


Auto Financing

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

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Trucks & Vans

1999 Dodge SLT 1/2 ton, 4x4, 318 v-8, 5spd. std., well maintained, air bags, p/w, p/l, a/c, cd player, sub box.k, cold air intake, super chip, kc driving lights, alarm system, after market summer wheels. Great truck! $5,000. (250) 296-3383 or (250) 303-0606


Suites, Upper Good for working couple, 2bdrm. suite at 150 Mile, heat & hydro included, $750/mo. r/r, n/s, n/p. (250)296-3131

1995 Polaris XLT Original owner, always stored indoors, new motor. Near mint condition. $2,500. (250)392-3879

Taking bids until March 10, 2012 for one 2004 F150 Vin # 1FTPW14564K826917 for parts only, has serious mechanical problems. View at 2995 Hwy.97 C, 150 mile House, B.C. V0K 2G0 Cariboo Auto Recyclers Box 258, 150 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2G0

1994 10ft. Vanguard Camper N/S queen bed, oak cabinets, oven, bathroom, furnace, hot water, bsmt. storage, awning, pod & rack on top. Camper only $7,000.o.b.o. On 1999 F350 crewcab 4x4 Lariat, v10, long box SRW, 201K km, winters on rims, canopy. Will sell camper separately or as unit with truck. (250)392-4423



Runway and Apron Crack Sealing, Pavement Sealing and Painting at the South Cariboo Regional Airport and Anahim Lake Airport The Cariboo Regional District is inviĆ&#x;ng quotes from experienced, qualiÄŽed contractors to perform crack sealing, pavement sealing and painĆ&#x;ng on the runways and aprons at the South Cariboo Regional Airport located at 108 Mile Ranch and the Anahim Lake Airport in the west ChilcoĆ&#x;n. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Complete informaĆ&#x;on regarding this Request For Quotes can be found on the Cariboo Regional District website at

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Judges Ben Stephen (left), Geoff Goodall, and Todd Routtu chat with Cataline students Brooklyn Masters and Faith Outhouse about their science project Soccer Stars.

Science fair fun at Cataline school Cataline Elementary School students entered 25 projects in their school science fair held Feb. 29. Judges included Williams Lake city manager Geoff Goodall, MOE manager Rodger Stewart, student teacher Todd Routtu, John Hoyrup, Ben Stephen, and Rick Lulua, says event organizer Stephen Dickens. Barring complications resulting from teacher job action Dickens says he plans to send the top eight projects to the School District 27 district science fair in 100 Mile House on March 8.

He says evaluation is still taking place to determine which eight projects will be entered in the district science fair but the top three entries have been determined to be Cameron Sytsma with his project Science with Cabbage in first place; Callie Franklin with her project Music and Canada’s Favorite Sport in second place; and there was a tie for third place between Jaylyn Johnson and her project Beef, Chicken or Tuna and Tamara Kelly and Danielle Schultz with their project Earth Friendly.

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Grade 7 student Cameron Sytsma won first place in the Cataline elementary science fair with his well-documented project Science With Cabbage.

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Williams Lake Tribune, March 06, 2012  

March 06, 2012 edition of the Williams Lake Tribune

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