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Local MP speaks out on her party’s use of robocallers Carole Rooney Free Press

Elections Canada is investigating “robocalls” (automated phone calls) that attempted to redirect voters away from polling stations in last spring’s federal election. While it previously declined to confirm investigations in accordance to its usual practices, Elections Canada changed its stance on March 2 after receiving more than 31,000 complaints last week about misleading robocalls and other phone calls. The flood of new complaints arose after it became public that Elections Canada was investigating calls to voters in Guelph, Ontario just before the 2011 election, instructing them to go to non-existent polls. Reports now indicate people in dozens of ridings received similar calls from both automated recordings and live callers claiming to work for political parties. Some were made at inappropriate hours and others were harassing in nature. Fingers are being pointed at the federal Conservative Party direct-

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ly because the robocalls came from a company that exclusively contracted to the Tories during the election campaign. Automated dialling service provider RackNine in Edmonton, Alberta has since confirmed its service was utilized to falsely advise voters that polling station locations had changed. Now, federal opposition parties are demanding a full investigation after it was recently revealed that RackNine did campaign calls for various Conservative candidates, including KamloopsThompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod. McLeod confirms her campaign paid RackNine for automatic calling services. However, the local MP says she recorded the message herself to seek volunteers in her riding, included her own campaign phone number and sent it only to those she believed were her supporters. “All parties use automatic calls, and there are a number of different companies that provide that service.” McLeod adds the method is “perfectly legitimate”, but it’s the related message that matters. She did receive some complaints, but explains those were only in regard to her use of a robocaller. “It wasn’t related to the message. It was related to ‘don’t use automatic calls, See McLeod… page 4

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Community volunteer Eleanor Nicoll, left, was presented with the Citizen of the Year Award for 2011 by committee head Donna Barnett at the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce gala awards dinner at the 100 Mile Community Hall on March 3.

Arts advocate is Citizen of the Year A longtime advocate and promoter of the arts in 100 Mile House, Eleanor Nicoll, has been named Citizen of the Year for 2011. Nicoll received the prestigious award at the 18th Annual South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) Business Excellence Awards gala dinner at the 100 Mile Community Hall, March 3. More than 50 individual nominations were submitted for Nicoll under the award criteria of outstanding contributions of time and energy for the betterment of the South Cariboo community. Nicoll says she was

“shocked, surprised and totally honoured” to have won the award, particularly after hearing about the efforts of all the other nominees on stage with her. “My goodness me, everybody has been working so hard. Two of the couples, especially, had done so much that I really didn’t expect to be the one chosen.” Among her many local achievements, she had 30 years of direct involvement with the 100 Mile Festival of the Arts, and was its president for five years until she stepped back last June. One of the many community members who

nominated this exemplary citizen was local musician Anthony Lau who says he did so because of her significant efforts, hard work and involvement with many arts-related activities. He adds Nicoll is also a “nice and kind-hearted lady.” “She is well-deserving to get that award because she is a very humble person, sincere and dedicated to her work.” Despite her numerous contributions to the arts community, SCCC president Vern Peever says he’s never seen anyone so genuinely stunned to win. He says Nicoll clearly

has a lot of respect for the other well-deserving other nominees on the stage with her, and was visibly awed by the honour. As a flute teacher and player, she performed at many local events and taught at the festival, where she frequently played as a student’s ensemble partner. She served on the executive of the 100 Mile & District Arts Council for 10 years, and volunteers at the annual Winter Arts and Crafts Fair, and weekly at Parkside Art Gallery since 2005. See AWARDS… page 6


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SHORT TA K E S Come Together postponed Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) Amnesty Club’s annual concert, which was slated for today (March 7), has been postponed. Come Together, which is the theme of this year’s annual Amnesty Club concert, couldn’t go ahead as scheduled because of the teachers’ strike. Amnesty Club member Debra Zemanek says the concert has been rescheduled for March 29 and it will be held in the school gymnasium. Come Together will feature a slideshow that was put together by club members. Entertainment will include vocal and instrumental performances, dance and more. There will be two shows at 1 and 7 p.m., and the public is invited to attend. Cash donations will be taken at the door and the money will be turned over to Amnesty International and to local community organizations. Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . 31 BC Views. . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . 33 Community . . . . . . . . . 21 District . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Entertainment . . . . . . 23 Guest Shot. . . . . . . . . . . 8 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Perspectives . . . . . . . . . 8 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Business excellence celebrated ENTERTAINMENT Carole Rooney Free Press

The 18th Annual South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards gala dinner evening was a huge success at the 100 Mile Community Hall on March 3. Among the many award-winning organizations, Century Home Hardware aced the evening with two awards, including Business of the Year and Customer Service. With 170 people turning out for the event, chamber president Vern Peever says the awards dinner had the best attendance he has seen, and was also one of the most enjoyable. “It was quite an impressive display of local talent on all ends, both the business and the artistic. It was a good night.” Singer-songwriter Candace Copely entertained the crowd with her lovely voice, and Peever notes a performance by local musicians Anthony Lau on the harmonica accompanied by gui-

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The award-winning smiles lit up the stage at the 18th Annual South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards evening at the 100 Mile Community Hall on March 3. These people and their organizations were awarded for their service to the community, as well as the numerous other nominees, are all “winners” in the eyes of the public. tarist Karl Beiteberger was breathtaking and incredible. “I’m usually not a ‘classical guy,’ but you could have heard a pin drop. They did a beautiful job.” Lau dedicated the performance to Citizen of the Year Eleanor Nicoll, who received her award at the banquet, as well as to all the other

worthy nominees for that award. Peever says the hall was a new, more spacious venue for the annual event that has been growing in attendance. This hall provided a more comfortable arrangement for the seating at cozy round tables, and plenty of space for folks to move around to par-

take in refreshments and silent auction. “Kudos to Jeanette McCrea who organized and executed most of it, with lots of help from [chamber manager] Lisa Carr. It was a great job and I think it went quite well.” Carr says the decorations were “awesome” for the western-themed

event and she received many comments indicating everyone had a great time. McCrea was also the master of ceremonies, she adds, and Peever, who was declared Director of the Year, made a welcome speech. The dinner, catered by The Firehouse Diner was delicious, Carr says, adding

all the volunteers, equipment loans and donations for the event are much appreciated. The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business Excellence Awards went to individuals and businesses as follows:

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Preparations almost completed for Relay Heather Nelson Free Press

100 Mile House is one of the 600 communities across Canada included in The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay. Celebrations are in the planning stages with Medal Bearers carrying the medal through the downtown area before arriving at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre (SCRC). The Medal Bearers accompanied by the Rick Hansen Motor home will start at the corner of Exeter Road and Highway 97 at approximately 4:30

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The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay medal will be carried through 100 Mile, March 27. p.m., on March 27. Medal Bearers carry the medal for about 250 metres, says organizing committee chair Ken Mills, starting on Birch Avenue behind Central GM and continuing

through downtown crossing the highway at Airport Road. “The final Medal Bearer is Dianne Bob,” Mills says, adding Bob has the honour of carrying the medal into the last stretch

and bringing it into the SCRC. “She is very active in the community and seems to be involved in almost everything in the area.” The audience will be entertained by interactive karaoke, starting at 4:45 p.m. The hosts are Kari Edle and Audrey Johnson from Soundsharp and Mills says they regularly play at the Farrier Pub and are donating everything for the evening. Ingrid Mapson from the Eclectica Community Choir will sing ‘O Canada’ to start the ceremony

at 5:35 p.m., followed by short speeches from dignitaries. “After the opening ceremony and speeches, folks will be entertained by a sledge hockey game starting at 6 p.m.” “The hockey teams said they’re bringing some sledge “tubs” for the general public to try out. It should be fun.” The entry fee to the ceremony is by donation with all the money going to a local charitable foundation, Mills says, adding he would like people to arrive at 4:30 p.m. to participate in the festivities.

On the morning of March 28, the Medal Bearers will leave SCRC at 10:15 a.m. and proceed down Birch Avenue, so all the merchants can cheer them on, says Mills. The Medal Bearers will then make their way to the 100 Mile Junior Secondary, past the hospital, turning right on Horse Lake Road. When at the intersection of Highway 97, the tour will continue towards its next stop. For more information, call Mills at 250-706-9874 or Donna Bellingham at 250-395-2434.


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Teachers object to strike-ending bill Carole Rooney Free Press

Legislation introduced last week by the Ministry of Education includes a six-month “coolingoff period” in the collective agreement negotiations with teachers. Bill 22 requires a mediator to be assigned by the government with a mandate to find solutions, without resulting in any new net costs, for school districts. The legislation will not impose a new contract, but rather extends the previous collective agreement toward reaching a negotiated settlement or until after the mediator reports

Joan Erb back by June 30 with non-binding recommendations. A ministry release states this mandate includes helping the two sides find agreement on the manner and consequences of class organization. Cariboo-Chilcotin Teachers’ Association (CCTA) president

Joan Erb says she is concerned the ministry will do whatever it wants in the end. “Why appoint a mediator if you’re not going to make his recommendations binding? “It’s silly to spend all that money to investigate the dispute and then possibly ignore his recommendations. It’s ridiculous.” Bill 22 requires additional compensation for teachers with classes that exceed the maximum of 30 students in Grades 4-12. The legislation also installs a previouslyannounced fund to address class size and special needs support, to respond to a court deadline in

April 2012 to resolve issues on former Bills 27 and 28. Education Minister George Abbott says Bill 22 includes significant gains that recognize the important role and contribution of teachers. “We’re putting more money into the classroom, we’re improving supports for students and teachers, we’re providing additional teacher compensation where class size exceeds the student limit, and we’re restoring the opportunity to bargain class size and related matters.” This includes the $165-million Learning Improvement Fund, he adds.

MCLEOD… from page 1 use personal calls if you want to make contact with me’.” Meanwhile, Liberal Leader Bob Rae has released comments stating the fraudulent robocalls last year were “designed to stop tens of thousands of Liberal voters from reaching the polls.” He adds it’s an attack on the principle of free and fair elections. “The consequences are clear. The Conservatives

won their majority by fewer than 7,000 votes across 14 close ridings – sometimes by a margin of just a few dozen votes.” McLeod notes her Conservative Party has strongly stated it does not endorse the problem of voter suppression or the kinds of activities that occurred in Guelph. It is part of the integrity of a party campaign to ensure messages conveyed are “ethical, upfront

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particular issues. However, she remains tight-lipped regarding her likelihood for using robocallers again, but compares that issue to opposing any Internet use because a few people had done something wrong with it. “We have to let Elections Canada do its work and come out with its conclusions, I think, before we make any significant leaps.”

Erb says assigning student education assistants with this money won’t provide for the necessary teaching expertise. Whatever the compensation element refers to under the provinces net-zero mandate, she adds, it won’t be monetary and it leaves too many students still not getting the services they need. “If you’ve got five special needs kids in a class of 30, those five kids deserve one-on-one attention throughout that class. The teacher cannot possibly give them that.” This leaves the special education students struggling and the other children frustrated by a lack of attention for getting help for themselves, she explains. See STRIKE… page 4


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Open fire prohibition begins April 2 A full month earlier than last year, open fire size restrictions start at noon on April 2 within the Cariboo Fire Centre. The restrictions are an effort to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public. Anyone conducting Category 2 or 3 fires must have all the fires extinguished by noon on April 2. The prohibition will remain in effect until Sept. 30 or until further notice. Specifically, this will prohibit: • The burning of any waste, slash or other materials (piled or unpiled) at a size larger than one metre by one metre. • The burning of more than two open fires of any size at the same time. • The burning of stubble or grass fires

of any size over any area. This prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown and private lands, but it does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. Before lighting any fire, residents should check with local civic authorities regarding any current prohibitions. Anyone planning to conduct burning should ensure fires are not lit near buildings, trees or other combustible materials. Never burn during windy conditions and ensure you have adequate people, water and hand tools available to prevent fires from escaping. Never leave a fire

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Province appoints tax analysts Carole Rooney Free Press

The B.C. Liberal government recently appointed an Expert Panel on Tax to analyze business tax competitiveness and make recommendations to the province. The panel will look at ways to make administrative improvements to streamline the reintroduction of the Provincial Sales Tax (PST), but also examine municipal property taxation for its impact on business competitiveness and investment. Cariboo Regional District (CRD) chair Al Richmond says business tax competitiveness needs to be examined as a package because some businesses have indicated they were more competitive under the departing Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) system. As a trustee on the Municipal Finance Authority board, he notes the panel has an “awful lot” of representatives with business backgrounds rather than direct municipal government experience. Richmond adds he is “encouraged,” however, that former Community and Rural Development Deputy Minister Dale Wall was appointed to the panel. He will be able to provide them the reality of municipal government, Richmond adds.

Al Richmond “I know [Wall] very well and he’s certainly well aware of the challenges local government faces when it looks at taxation.” The panel will also look for improvements to streamline the returning PST system, Richmond explains, and what

that will encompass. “I think we are all wondering what the sales tax will look like when it comes out because I don’t believe it’s going to be the same as [it was] prior to the HST.” He notes the province sets industrial/ commercial taxes in regional districts through a multiplier model applied to its residential taxation levels, so CRD taxation likely won’t experience much scrutiny by the panel. Municipalities, however, do have the ability to set their own business tax rates. District of 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall says his council will be “most interested” in

our taxation rates for all property classes; on both a provincial and regional basis. “The one thing we don’t want to see from this review process is changes to the community’s authority to levy local taxation, or to be restricted in any manner in doing so.” Richmond foresees the panel chair focusing on looking for ways to attract new investment to create jobs and grow the economy, within a balanced budget. “Local government’s are already at a balanced budget; the province isn’t ... there are some very smart people [on the panel], so let’s see what they come up with.”

“The energy that drives the cultural life of a community like 100 Mile comes in large measure from volunteerism. So, it is fitting we publicly celebrate the contributions of time, talent and resources of people like Eleanor Nicoll.” Other nominated citizens were Sheila and Peter Hart,

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Cariboo Regional District crusades for high-level changes Carole Rooney Free Press

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) board recently reviewed five draft resolutions for submission to the North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA). If approved by

NCLGA, the resolutions will go to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), which will decide whether these issues are taken forward to the province. Agricultural fencing While slight

wording changes were requested by the board, chair Al Richmond says the first resolution asks UBCM to lobby the province for provincial funding for ranchers to fence boundaries where agricultural lands abut residential properties.

STRIKE… from page 4 The CCTA president adds she’d “love” for Abbott to sit down in a classroom for an hour and see what is going on throughout the province. Currently, assigning teachers to postings looks first at qualifications, and then seniority kicks in. Erb’s job is to make sure people who have the qualifications and the seniority fill the positions, but she says Bill 22 places suitability first, and seniority third, with the aim for government to take more control of teacher placements. “The ministry wants to make sure they have the teachers who are really keen on 21st Century Learning [technology-

George Abbott enhanced learning] in schools.” The principal will decide if a teacher is a good match for a school, she notes, and if not, qualifications and seniority won’t matter, “It basically undermines our qualifications. It undermines our seniority and it’s all about the gov-

ernment’s and employers’ objectives.” Abbott maintains the legislation is needed because students were suffering under the teacher job action. Erb says parents in the district continue to indicate their satisfaction with the teachers’ ongoing communication on their child’s progress, without the report cards teachers ceased providing last fall. Meanwhile, teachers across the province left the classrooms for three days this week in escalated strike action, which ended today (March 7), but once the legislation passes, any further job action will be deemed illegal with hefty fines imposed.

“Some of the other fencing programs don’t appear to allow them to use the money to [fence land] up against residential interfaces.” This fencing will protect the ranchers from economic hardship due to livestock losses and the residents bordering rangelands from property damage caused by roaming ranch animals. The Crown collects lease fees on rangeland, but does not provide fences or defined boundaries, so the CRD is asking the province to assume responsibility for this fencing. The second resolution suggests asking the province to consider fencing funds for main and secondary highways to also prevent hardship to producers from livestock kills, he notes, but also to help ensure the safety of British Columbia’s motorists. Dangerous offenders The board endorsed a resolution for UBCM to lobby the federal government to enact laws prohibiting the



release of dangerous offenders into small, rural communities without adequate resources to rehabilitate them or to protect its citizens. Dangerous offenders, who are released with conditions attached, can reside in areas where no means of enforcing those conditions exist, Richmond explains. “We need to endeavour to have them released to communities with support services – the RCMP, probation office, counsellors and people like that available.” In small communities without an RCMP detachment, he added, it is “very difficult” to monitor compliance under conditional releases. “There was a guy released in Horsefly and they couldn’t check on his conditions, they couldn’t check if he was complying, so this is basically a spin-off [of that].” Water protection Another resolution will request UBCM ask both the provincial and federal governments to come up with a national

strategy and methods to protect potable water sources and aquifers. “We know watersheds extend over large areas and there needs to be a consistent plan and strategy of how that should be looked after and monitored.” Currently, one region may have a specific plan, while a neighbouring region could differ in its approach to water protection, Richmond explains. The federal government sets the Canadian Drinking

Water Guidelines, so he says the board believes it should also consider setting some kind of a standard to protect the watershed sources of that potable water. Help with weeds The last resolution endorsed by the board was to request UBCM seek provincial support to enlist the aid of the ranching community to control noxious weeds, including supplying herbicide and licensing ranchers to allow them to control weeds on their own range.


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their houses he battle between the B.C. Liberal Government and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation has kicked up a notch. The rhetoric has escalated on both sides. Numbers are being manipulated to provide a presentable front for both sides, as they seek the favour of the general public. Highly paid spin doctors are busy spinning their webs of deceit by twisting truths and glossing over harmful facts. It’s the same old, same old. It is the same two big bullies duking it out in the public arena because both are power-hungry egomaniacs who only care for victory at whatever cost. So who is left to suffer in all of this mayhem? It is the students who are being kicked to the sidelines in the big boy’s game, called “contract negotiations.” This nonsense also negatively impacts the emotions of their parents, and in some cases, the teachers and provincial politicians. The real victims, however, are our students who will be our future leaders. What are they learning from the display of ignorance and intolerance? While the BCTF may be the unionized head of the public teaching profession, we believe its outrageous demands for salary increases and other benefits on behalf of our friendly, neighbourhood teachers are totally out of control and not part of the real world. We believe our local teachers want, and deserve, some more money, but not the world. As for the B.C. Liberals, they’re going to the table offering no money, and at the same time, wanting to strip away teachers’ seniority and other classroom governance. This government appears to be willing to do everything and anything it can to gain public approval before the next year’s provincial election. Are we surprised this is coming from a government that wants to dig itself out of the huge financial hole it dug by forcing the 2010 Winter Olympics and the Harmonized Sales Tax down our throats? The problem is there is no real alternative for the electorate to choose as a replacement.


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Budget doesn’t tackle energy costs The Feb. 29 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press had a number of items dealing with the B.C. Liberal 2012 provincial budget. Each tackled direct interests, including education, health, seniors, but no one spoke of the underlying cause. Not even Cariboo-Chilcotin NDP candidate Charlie Wyse suggested any alternatives. He only questioned the balancing of the books by the next election in 2013. The need to balance the books is self-evident and is only achieved through more revenue or less expenditure. What is not addressed by the legislature is the effect on our economy of ever-higher energy costs and climate change. Current thought in many circles is that we will be rapidly approaching 2008 prices for energy, possibly by summer. That is an economy changer. Current information on climate change indicates that if we don’t begin to reduce carbon inputs by 2015, we will be unable to mitigate the problems that will result. Unless these issues become part of government and individual thinking, we cannot hope to solve budget issues.


GUEST SHOT The idea of alternate green energy possibilities to drive our economy is simply an idea. There are currently a billion vehicles on the roads of the world and the shear logistics of replacing these vehicles with green energy vehicles can’t be done in the time required to ensure our economy can grow and prosper. The current objective of jobs and growth, in the light of highenergy costs, is probably a myth. We are on the leading edge of a fundamental change of the same magnitude of the start of the industrial revolution. All this to say government’s fear of driving business out of province by adding additional taxes may be real. However, it is equally true the general population, facing everincreasing costs, driven by basic energy increases, is hardly in a position to see much in the way of tax increases. So if you can’t increase income, then we have to decrease expenditure. But, and it is a big but, there

are certain absolute needs in our society: education is the key to the future and to our children’s and grandchildren’s ability to survive in a very changed world from the one most of us have known all our lives. Another absolute is health care, for all of us need help to maintain good health. Some would argue that roads and bridges need to be in the must category, but with energy costs rising, this may begin to lose its priority. As one looks at the number of responsibilities of government (of any stripe) and all the things we have to pay for, we need to ask if we have to do everything we want to do. In the end it is time we all took extreme energy costs and climate change into account and recognize that the days of perpetual growth and keeping up with inflation may be a dream from yesterday. If I were in a position to effect policy, my priorities would be clean water, basic food, health and education. All else would take second place. Jack Witty is a 100 Mile House Free Press reader.

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Assessment increase seems unfair To the editor: Owners of manufactured homes beware; you may be classified as a onestorey standard house by BC Assessment. Last year, I had an elevated roof constructed over my existing trailer roof and replaced the old siding, which now hides the skirting around the bottom portion of the 1965 doublewide trailer with an addition. Wondering why my 2012 assessment was extremely high, I contacted BC Assessment and attended its review panel hearing, only to find out my mobile home is now treated as a house for tax purposes because it now looks like a house, according to their appraiser. Needless to say, it remains a double-wide manufactured home

underneath its new facelift. The (British Columbia Real Estate Association) would not allow it to be sold as a one-storey standard house, as that would be illegal, and it would not pass (Housing and Construction Standards B.C.) upon inspection. I feel this is an unfair increased value added because most mobile home owners purchase such because they cannot afford a standard house. Although manufactured homes are made to look like houses, they are not constructed as such. I advise you to check the assessment list on the Internet to see if your modified trailer is now assessed a one-storey standard house. Patricia Vredik Lone Butte

Pre-election robocalling deserves answers To the editor: Our minds sometimes have a knack for connecting current events with bizarre memories. Recently, I saw Prime Minister Stephen Harper taunting the Opposition members in Parliament to prove the disgraceful Robocalling affair was connected to his party. He even had the gall to say the Liberals were conducting a smear campaign against the Conservatives. Perhaps Harper is deathly afraid of smear campaigns because he knows how effective they were against Stéphane Dion and Michael Ignatieff. Harper’s antics triggered a bizarre memory.

Maybe you remember Tonya Harding, the stop-at-nothing-to-win American figure skater. In 1994, her ex-husband was involved in an attack on Harding’s rival Nancy Kerrigan. Kerrigan’s knee was injured and she was temporarily unable to skate. Harding was later convicted of conspiring to hinder prosecution of the attackers. I find this very interesting. Lloyd Atkins Vernon See more letters to the editor on page 12.


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VICTORIA – Perhaps the single most ridiculous stunt in the lead-up to this week’s teachers’ strike was pulled at an elementary school here in Victoria. A teacher gave her Grade 1 class an assignment for anti-bullying day: take crayons in hand and write to Education Minister George Abbott, demanding he stop bullying their teacher and address class size and composition. This North Korea-style political indoctrination of six-year-olds was a mistake, according to the local teachers’ union boss, who vaguely indicated the unnamed teacher would apologize to parents. Is this self-serving abuse of teacher authority an isolated incident? My experience as a parent and journalist suggests it is not, and recent events support that. By Friday, students across British Columbia were skipping class in solidarity with their teachers, led by budding campus radicals suddenly conversant with B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) talking points about Bill 22. This left-wing “groupthink” pervades the education system from public schools through taxpayersupported colleges and universities. After a couple of generations of this indoctrination, almost everyone “knows” government under-funding is at the heart of every school problem, standardized testing is an assault on the fragile self-esteem of students, and reducing class size is the top priority for improving educational outcomes. All of this is glaringly false union propaganda, reinforced in classroom “current affairs” discussions.


BC VIEWS Don’t believe me? Google “Study: Class size doesn’t matter” for the latest on a growing stack of scientific evidence that shows you and your children are being forcefed lies. BCTF president Susan Lambert announced the strike on live TV with a remarkable string of rhetoric about the “Orwellian” legislation that will soon put an end to this teacher tantrum. The government needs to negotiate “clearly, rationally and respectfully,” said the boss of union representatives who have spent the last year insulting the taxpayers’ negotiators by telling them to “go back to your masters” and get a couple of billion more. Clearly? It was the BCTF that announced its work-to-rule plan for the fall and then took the summer off. It was the BCTF that didn’t even present its outrageous 16 per cent wage demand until January, a full 10 months after formal negotiations began, and accompanied it with a false costing. Orwellian? At a sparsely attend-

ed rally on the legislature lawn, local teachers’ unions marched out their most strident tame trustee to demand the government “come to the table” with billions. One teacher in the crowd held up a large sign adorned with three mug shots: Premier Christy Clark, ex-premier Gordon Campbell and Benito Mussolini, to illustrate a multiplechoice question about “fascism.” This teacher should be assigned to write an essay about the Italian dictator’s formative years, and his schooling in particular. In Vancouver, a protesting teacher got big media play, holding up a sign proclaiming that “it’s not about a wage increase, it’s about classroom conditions.” This too is a lie. The BCTF trotted out its standard “children first” rhetoric, then tabled its breathtakingly out-of-touch benefit demands. It doesn’t take a math teacher to see what its $2 billion wage and benefit fantasy would actually do to classroom conditions. For his part, Abbott started out pretty keen about students and parents heading down to occupy their local school and replace striking teachers with volunteers for a couple of days. But he changed his tune after the support staff union started grumbling about parents colouring too close to their craft lines. One fight at a time, I guess. The next one will be over teacher performance assessment and the chokehold of union seniority on school jobs. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

Volunteers sought for Relay For Life To the editor: 100 Mile House has hosted the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life for nine years. The event has consistently provided the community with an opportunity to come together and support those battling cancer, as well as to show support to people who have lost loved ones to the disease. It is a day of solidarity against cancer. It is an event that happens because many volunteers come together with a united goal. These volunteers do not require any special skills or talents — they simply care enough to make it happen. 2012 marks the Renewal of Relay For Life. Many who have volunteered countless hours during the

past 10 years would like to “pass the torch” and new volunteers are needed. Cancer’s greatest ally is apathy, and if we stop caring, cancer wins. • I know the residents of 100 Mile House and area have not stopped caring. • I know those who have participated have experienced the “community hug” that happens at a Relay For Life event. • I know the funds raised change lives for the better by providing programs, including the Cancer Information Service, the Cancer Connection Peer Support program, the Financial Support program, welcoming Lodges to stay in while undergoing treatment away from home, and Camp Goodtimes for children and teens. • I know the funds raised save

lives by educating citizens in cancer-prevention strategies, advocating to government for healthy public policies, and by funding cutting-edge research. • I know many people, each doing a small task, can make a really big difference. Please help us continue the tradition of caring in 100 Mile House. Volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Please contact me and find out about the variety of ways the Relay can use your help (whether you can spare one hour or 50) at 1-800-656-6426 (days) 1-250-9191182 (evenings), or lstevenson@ Lori Stevenson Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life


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Newsbeat Around the province Taseko takes legal action WILLIAMS LAKE — Taseko Mines Limited filed a Notice of Civil Claim against the Western Canada Wilderness Committee Thursday (March 1), 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.” Russell Hallbauer, CEO of Taseko, issued the following statement: “Taseko welcomes a full, thorough and open process to evaluate the merits of New Prosperity project, which we believe will be a big win for British Columbia, First Nations and Canada. We cannot, however, stand idly by when certain parties, such as the Western Canada Wilderness Committee, mislead the public about the project. The facts do matter. All parties benefit from an open and fair discussion of the facts, not false, misleading and harmful inaccuracies. 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.

Federal parolee arrested QUESNEL — A Quesnel man, wanted on a Canada-wide warrant was arrested in Quesnel, Feb. 17. Shortly after 4 p.m., Aaron Craig Sutherland, 33, was arrested without incident by members of Quesnel RCMP. He was wanted for being unlawfully at large, the warrant was issued Jan. 19 after Sutherland failed to report to his halfway house in Kelowna. Quesnel RCMP thank the public for their assistance in providing information that lead to his arrest.



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Mike Honeybourn Lone Butte No, I’d do May 2 again like last year, instead of April 2.

Roger Wood Lac la Hache All you have got to do is go in and get a permit, that’s what I do, so I agree. But it’s kind of weird with all this snow.

Marnie Walry 100 Mile House No, they shouldn’t be putting it on that early, not until it is too dry.

Randy Scott 108 Mile Ranch Yes. Get the burning over with early, before the spring season when we are outdoors enjoying the fresh air.

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Weather taking its toll on drivers POLICE REPORT 100 Mile RCMP responded to 66 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Over embankment On March 3, 100 Mile RCMP responded to a single-vehicle incident on Highway 24 near Bell Road at Bridge Lake. The female driver of a Toyota Matrix had left the road and gone down a 20-foot embankment. Emergency crews removed the driver and she was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $15,000.

Weather and road conditions were believed to be factors in this incident. Two vehicles in the ditch On March 1, 100 Mile RCMP responded to a two-vehicle incident on Canim Hendrix-Lake Road near Gateway between 8 and 8:30 a.m. The driver of the first vehicle, a Ford Explorer, lost control on the road surface and slid backwards into the ditch. British Columbia Ambulance Service personnel examined the three occupants of the vehicle at the scene, and they were not injured. The vehicle was towed from the scene. While returning

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The scammers are at it again, and this time through faxes. Chartreuse Moose owner Lorene Lake says she recently received a fax from Dr. Marcus Williamson to cater to 150 people for his father’s birthday party. “The fax said the sender was deaf and couldn’t speak on the phone, preferring to communicate by fax,” says Lake. “There were a few things that made me query the legitimacy of the letter and I threw it away.” Explaining that not only did the sender sign the fax “Dr. Marcus,” she says it wasn’t very professional looking. At home that evening, Lake mentioned it to

her husband, Morris, who did a web search and discovered this type of scam has been going on for some time. The fax instructed Lake to add a delivery service charge to the total of the catering bill, using the credit card number provided. The doctors’ instructions further noted a private courier would pick up the food and directed Lake to pay the courier $500 in cash, which was the added amount on the bogus credit card. Not only is the business out the money they pay to the delivery service, they are also out the costs of all the prepared food, says Lake. “I just wanted to get the message out there, to warn other restaurants. It’s tough enough during these economic times.”



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On Feb. 29, 100 Mile RCMP, with the assistance from the North District Integrated Marijuana Enforcement Team and other support units, executed a search warrant pursuant to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act on a residence on Saunders Crescent at 103 Mile House. Technicians from BC Hydro, Fortis Gas and the 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue were required to assist in making the residence safe for investigators to process the scene. Some 294 mature marijuana plants and five kilograms of harvested marijuana were seized along with pot production equipment and a hydro bypass. The street value of the seized marijuana is estimated to be $170,000. One male was arrested inside the residence. Charges of production of marijuana and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking are being recommended to Crown against a 28-year-old resident of Surrey.

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Newsbeat New trails will be set up for wheeled devices TRAILS… from page 5 Board chair Al Richmond says the CRD has previously applied to the Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Committee (CCBAC) for funding, as well as for some grants from provincial recreational reserves to improve and/or extend local trails. “We’re trying to leverage all the money we can to make this work, along with the money some of the groups [already] have, and trying to make it into a much larger project than it could be with supporting funding from just one or two [sources.]”

The trails will be located in partnership with local groups at the 100 Mile Woodlot Demonstration Forest Trails at 99 Mile (with the Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium); the wetlands viewing area at the Interlakes Community Hall (with the Roe Lake Recreation Commission); the Felker Homestead at Lac la Hache (at the South Cariboo Garlic Festival grounds); and the 108 Greenbelt trails (Sepa Lake extension to 108 Heritage Site). All the new trails are designed to accommodate people with low-mobility, wheelchairs, walkers and other wheeled devices, such as baby strollers.

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An old building, a small place in history FOREST GROVE AREA Marianne Van Osch 250-397-2625

On the way to Ruth Lake, a few kilometres from Forest Grove, a small weathered building stands close to the road, just before Becker Ranch. For a few years in the late 1940s and early ’50s, this building was a busy general store. The house on the crest of the nearby hill is on the site of the Becker family homestead. Louis Judson moved the original house to a new site several hundred yards to the right where it eventually burned. Executive elected On Feb. 13, the Forest Grove Recreation Society (FGRS) held its annual general meeting and election. The new executive includes president Fred Saenger, vicepresident Richard Bergen, secretarytreasurer Lorna Faulkner, and directors, Doug Smith,

Alan Faulkner and Dale Gent. The FGRS incorporates the Ball Club, a Cemetery Committee and the community hall complex, which includes the library and curling rink. With its convenient parking area, the hall is ideal for weddings, reunions and entertainment functions. It has a large capacity and the two kitchen sections have been updated in recent years. For information and rentals, contact Lorna at 397-2622. Society meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the hall. Bottle drive Please start saving your bottles and cans for a bottle drive to be held on March 31. The students from Forest Grove Elementary School are raising funds for class trips in June. The senior students are travelling to the Okanagan Science Centre in Vernon. The primary grades will visit the Kamloops Wildlife Park. The students will be going door to door with their parents and volunteers. If you live outside the Grove, call Heather at 397-2991, or Richard at 397-2631 for a pickup.

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The old store at Becker Ranch on the road to Ruth Lake has some stories to tell. Women in Motion The next time you watch a grader pushing its way up your snow-clogged road or notice a sand truck rumbling by, there might be a woman at the wheel. At the present time, there are two women working for Interior Roads as truck drivers and grader operators. Michelle Sanford from 100 Mile has been working for the road maintenance contractor for five years. Jayne Clements from Bridge Lake is a newer employee. The Grove has been part of her territory this winter. Interior Roads foreman Wayne Durk praised the work of

the two women. “We have been opening up this industry to female workers and it has

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Calendar • St. Patrick’s Day Dance: March 17 at the Legion. Music by Mark Allen and Grove guitarist Carl Ellis will also be onstage. Meat draw at 4:30 p.m. Dance from 8 to 12:30 p.m., and designated drivers will be available. For more information, contact Darlene at 250-397-0019. • Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department open house: March 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to tour the hall, check out the trucks and have lunch. Firefighters will be

on hand to show you around and answer questions. • Hootenanny: March 10 at the community hall, starting at 7 p.m. It will be an evening of entertainment with a variety of performers, including music, dance and spoken word, and food available. For information, contact Steve or Astrid at 250-397- 4103. • Dart Tournament: April 14 at the Legion. Registration at 9:30 a.m., and games start at 11. For more information, contact Rene at 250-791-7348. • Cribbage: Getting a tad bored? Try cribbage at the Legion on Thursdays at 8 p.m. No experience or skill necessary.

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Hoops and skipping for Heart and Stroke I don’t think a day will pass when locals driving by Hans’ cutting lot on Watch Lake Road won’t miss seeing his familiar figure for many years to come.


Teacher Tammie Ozanne did an amazing job organizing the students at Horse Lake Elementary in a fundraiser on Feb. 27 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon. Incorporating the educational component of healthy living into the lives of students, as well as giving back to one’s community for a good cause, brought out the enthusiasm and excitement for this event. With some lively music, students participated in skipping, basketball and hula-hooping. They were encouraged to bring in cash donations from family and friends and collected a whopping $2,735.80. Fun day Kyra Hopson’s Grade 6/7 class held a fun day on Feb. 24 that found students participating in a lot of fun activities. There was a fishpond, bowling, hockey shooting, face painting and other fun events. They made $500 that will help pay for their ski trip to Mt. Timothy on March 8. Potluck supper The Lone Butte – Horse Lake Community Association held a potluck community supper March 4 and there was a good turnout. This is a great way to meet other people in our community and share some great food. Organizers are hoping to make this a regular event. Call the writer for

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Horse Lake Elementary School students Mackayla Grieve, left, and Kayleigh Jacobson posed with their hula-hoops just prior to the fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon. The student population raised $2,735.80. more information. Spring Fling Mark your calendars for the upcoming Spring Fling Dance that will be held on April 14 at the Lone Butte Community Hall. The community hall is in need of some substantial repairs, so all proceeds from this dance will be used directly toward this project. Mark Allen will be playing, so it is sure to be a good

time. Tickets are $15 per person, and after March 14, they will be on sale at the Lone Butte General Store, or call Elaine Kisby at 250-395-4385 to reserve yours now. Memories shared On the afternoon of Feb.19, memories were shared; tears were shed, stories swapped and laughter exchanged in honour of Hans Griese, longtime area resident and woodman of Lone Butte.

Good fishing There was a great turnout for the annual Horse Lake Fishing Derby on Feb. 26. Some 180 tickets were sold in support of the event with about 120 fishers participating in the derby. Several young participants won top prizes, including Jeremy Pierre, 11, bringing in the prizewinning 14 lb. 4 oz. lake trout for a $300 prize. Liame Edle, 9, brought in a 1 lb. 7 oz. lake trout for second-place prize of $100, and Shawn Altmannshofer took

third with a 1 lb. 11 oz. laker. In the rainbow trout category, Gary Oling took home first- and third-place prizes with catches of 1 lb. 12 oz. and 11.5 oz. Russ

Phillips reeled in the second-place catch, 1 lb. 7 oz. There were many theories on the next category, but, unfortunately, there were no kokanee caught this year.

Get well Wishes for a speedy recovery go out to Mark Roseboom of Lone Butte Sporting Goods who is healing from a major break in his arm.


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Canadian Collectors Road Show Heather Nelson Free Press

Are you cleaning out your closets or downsizing? Your old coins, grandma’s silver, or great-auntie’s ceramic pitcher may be worth some real money. To find out, check out The Canadian Collectors Roadshow, which is coming to town, March 8-11, at the Ramada Inc., 917 Alder Ave., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. “We’ve been travelling all through Canada looking for treasures,� says Canadian Collectors Roadshow spokesperson

Eric Dvorkin. “Some people may be sitting on their stuff waiting for the right time to sell; well, now their wait is over.� The most popular items are gold and silver coins, Dvorkin says, adding the market for precious metals is at an all time high. Folks have jewelry boxes with various items of gold and silver and may not have use for them, he says, adding that now would be a great time to find out the value. Items to bring include gold jewelry and coins,

silver coins, sterling silver and collectibles. “There are still rare coins out there. If a person has silver coins dated before 1968, they may be able to leave our show with some serious money in their pockets. “For instance, a 1948 silver dollar could be worth between $500 and $10,000 depending on the condition.� Dvorkin notes there were only 19,000 coins made that year. War memorabilia is very popular, including medals and bayonets, he says, adding that oil and watercolour

paintings, as well as native art have great value, too. “We appraise and buy different antiques. The value is determined by its condition and how many of that particular item was made. Of course, brand-name items, such as Tiffany, Faberge or Moorecraft would give it more value.� There is no charge and no appointment necessary to the Roadshow. People are welcome to bring in their collectibles and the Roadshow experts will make an offer if there is interest in it. If people accept the offer they get paid immediately.

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Free skills training for northern union workers Carole Rooney Free Press

Essential skills training is being offered to members of United Steelworkers Union (USW) Local 1-425 in 100 Mile House, at no cost to the employees. The Northern Skills Training pilot will provide $2.9 million for forestry and mining workers during the next 18 months through the CanadaBritish Columbia Labour Market Agreement. The project is targeted for the 840 union members throughout the North, from 100

Mile House to Fort Nelson, who can obtain further training toward potential advancement in their field. The contract for the training operations in 100 Mile House is Horton Ventures Inc., which will be providing the program services to over 180 union members residing in the area. Horton Ventures CEO Anny Horton says her staff is pleased to be part of the project. “We’re happy to be working together with USW to provide this service to the community and

upgrade the skills of some of the local mill workers and other members.” Project co-ordinator Terry Tate says union members who live in 100 Mile may apply for the training, regardless of the mill or mine location

where they work. Travel expenses and/or a partial stipend for loss of wages may apply in some cases, he adds. The project has been modelled after similar programs in the North, Tate says, adding he was

pleased with the success of those to help workers advance in their industry. “It’s fairly unique in its model because it not only works with essential skills but also supplies the tools they need as they move forward.”

Technology will be used extensively for an online learning component and, where possible, for workers in remote locations to receive training off-site and facilitate monitoring of their individual results, he says.

To apply for the NST Pilot, USW 1-425 members can contact Horton Ventures Inc. at 2-808 Alpine Ave., or call 250-3955121. For further information, call Tate at 250-563-7712 or e-mail terry@nstrain

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Connecting girls on International Women’s Day By Karen Beresford This year, the theme of International Women’s Day (March 8) is ‘Connecting Girls – Inspiring Futures’. If we can reach our girls, we can guide them away from some of society’s harmful expectations of them. The powerful message portrayed by media in all its forms - “girls, be obsessed with your looks; guys, idolize what a woman looks like” bombards us.

Statistics tell us the average teenager spends almost 11 hours daily involved with some form of media - TV, movies, music and the Internet – much of it portraying the sexualization of women. Sexualization is what happens to a person when one’s main value becomes sexual appearance rather than intelligence or other qualities. This is what happens to our children watching media images of women

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music about money and a ``hot`` girl on your side as the definition of success. Sexualization is linked to the three most common mental-health issues for girls: eating disorders, low self-esteem and depression. The more images girls see that are sexualized, the more they think that’s what they should strive for. It’s no wonder our girls grow up with

the idea they are not as important as boys. It’s no wonder violence against women isn’t going away. So why are we focusing on girls? It’s because we want to empower girls to question stereotypes and to believe in themselves at a young age. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said improving gender equality creates immediate benefits for families, commu-

nities and, eventually, the world. We want to teach all young people to build strong relationships and to stop the violence in our world. We want them to know what it takes to end poverty, to have new skills, a job, how to attain affordable housing and reliable child care, and how to have the confidence to do what

they want. Everyone is invited to join the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society at 102375 Birch Ave. to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 from 12:30 to 4 p.m., for cake, coffee and conversation. Karen Beresford is the Stopping the Violence counsellor at the Women’s Centre.

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THE ROADSHOW IS COMING T0 100 MILE HOUSE: — 4 Days Only! — TERRY INKLER Canadian Collectors Roadshow Staff Writer


he Roadshow has been travelling the country in search of hidden treasures and is coming to 100 Mile House to see what surprises comes through the door! They will be appraising and buying everything from gold and silver jewellery and coins to antiques and collectibles. Now is the time to search through those old boxes containing the silverware you no longer want to polish, the jewellery you do not wear and the coin collections you would like to learn more about. The experts at the Roadshow will be more than happy to look through your old treasures, heirlooms and curiosities, free of charge. They will even make you an offer to buy anything their network of collectors are looking for. You could be in possession of something rare and sought after that could earn you a lot of money!!! At an event in Belleville, Ontario, a man named Larry Wilkes brought in an old jewellery box full of items he had inherited from family members, over the years. It contained gold and silver jewellery and even some costume jewellery that is desirable to collectors. “I was very pleased to see that there was this much value in that old box!� Larry commented. “I have never been much for jewellery so I didn’t know what was in there all these years.� Larry traded in his jewellery box for $3,700! Expert appraiser Luc Bergevin explains, “There has never been a better time to sell gold or silver jewellery, flatware or coins. Many people are coming to realize that since the stock market prices of precious metals are now so high there is a lot of money to be made from things that are just collecting dust!� At an event, a woman named Lise Archambault arrived with a lot of silverware. “I’m sorry I didn’t polish it�, Lise said. It turned out that among her unpolished silverware was a rare and beautiful Victorian coffee and tea service made in Lon-

don, England, in 1852 by Charles and George Fox. This set is highly desirable to collectors! Lise also had an assortment of newer sterling silverware. She decided to sell it all and received $5,000 for her items! “I am very happy that someone else could enjoy my silverware... but even happier that I can now take an overdue vacation!� Lisa Joked. At another Roadshow event in Calgary, Alberta, a man named Carlos Miller brought in a sizeable coin collection, which included a rare 1966 Small Bead Canadian silver dollar. “We were really pleased to see that coin, as it is very rare. We purchased it for $6,000. We also purchased an assortment of other coins from him for their silver content,� expert appraiser Lawrence Tyee explained. He went on to say, “more and more people are cashing in their coins for their silver content, which is wise because of how much silver is worth these days!� Canadian coins from 1968 or older and American coins from 1964 or older contain silver. Many older foreign coins contain silver too. If you are not sure, the experts at the Roadshow can quickly let you know which ones contain silver and which ones are rare! The Roadshow buys and appraises all kinds of antiques and collectibles. Appraiser Sandy Johnstone recounts one of her more memorable experiences: “While working in White Rock, B.C. a gentleman came to my table with two boxes full of things. In the second box he had a large collection of cast-iron banks that our collectors love and several tin wind-up toys which are also collectible...especially his tin wind-up Popeye on a tricycle made by Linemar in the 1950’s. It was still in its original box and in perfect condition. What a find! We wound up giving him over $2,000 for these gems! Everyone was super happy!�

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Monical pours first-hand experience into bronze Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Drawing, painting and sculpting come just as naturally as riding a horse for Len Monical of 108 Mile, and he does all with equal ease. Born in 1939 to a ranching family in the state of Oregon, Monical has

been riding and living the life of a cowboy forever. He began fostering his love of art at an early age on the insistence of an understanding schoolteacher who recognized his talent. “She kept catching me sketching instead of doing my arithmetic, but she encouraged me to

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“Rainbow Rider,” a bronze tribute to Casey Tibbs, a famous bronc rider from the 1950 era.

keep at it.” He followed his family north in 1962 when they traded their southern holdings for the 30,000acre (12,140 hectare) 105 Mile Ranch. Ranching continued to be his life and he spread his wings to become successful as a competitor on a cutting horse, a cow dog trainer and trial competitor, and a horse trainer. He knew the workings of all three through firsthand experience and it transferred to his artwork, particularly to bronze sculpting that caught his interest soon after 1980. Knowing nothing about the art form, Monical created his first bronze sculpture using brass welding rods and a torch. “I thought that was how they did it, but I finally realized I was wrong when it didn’t turn out quite right.” He continues to hang on to that first piece, and while it’s a little rough, he still managed to create an incredible amount of detail with his clumsy tools and inappropriate materials. Curious to know more, Monical spent a couple of weeks in Florida, learning the proper technique from respected painter

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A lifetime in the saddle allows cowboy artist Len Monical to put personal experience into his artwork. and sculptor Eugene Shortridge. From that point, he learned how to turn images from his imagination into fine pieces of art cast in bronze. His artwork starts with a simple framework, which is covered with soft wax. The wax is molded and carved with detail into an image of the final product. From this, a plaster mold is made and used to cast the artwork in rubber.

From the rubber form, additional heatproof molds are made which will receive molten metal for the final product. After the metal is poured, set and cooled, it’s ready for the artist to weld various pieces together, file and clean it. Monical says he liked the challenge of learning something new, and before long, he’d perfected his technique to the point where he was commissioned to create several cast bronze tro-

phies for equine events. Perhaps the most important recipient of a Monical sculpture is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who was presented with sculpture of a cowboy and his cutting horse in action, on his visit to Kamloops in 1983. Monical knew the prince had enjoyed riding a cutting horse on a visit to Douglas Lake Ranch in 1964, so he made him the memento. See MONICAL… page 22

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Buckingham Palace displays Monical art MONICAL… from page 21 Then Kamloops mayor, Mike Latta, presented the bronze piece, named “Pay Dirt,” to the royal visitor, along with a letter from Monical. Monical was thanked for his gift in a letter from Buckingham Palace and continues to receive accounts from people who have visited the palace as tourists, and seen his gift on display. The sculpture was one of a limited edition of 15, but according to Monical, he prefers to limit copies to between 10 and 12. After the last planned piece has been cast, the mold is broken so no more can be made. As for how many different sculptures Monical has created, his guess is about 50. His trademark style is one of intense action involving horses, cowboys, ranch and rodeo life, as well as wildlife. He has experienced just about everything he sculpts, so the action and detail come from within. He knows every muscle of a horse and its every stance in a rodeo event. “If you can’t capture the action, all you have is a statue.” Monical says he also knows cow dogs and among personal favourites in his collection of sculptures is a sentimental one that portrays five border collies, Sparky,

Sam, Woofer, Sassy and Rambler, which he raised and spent several years travelling around the Pacific Northwest, showing and competing in cow-dog trials. One piece he is most proud of is a life-size bust of a Rocky Mountain big horn sheep, where the backside is chiseled into a mountain scene. Several of his

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Monical pays attention to detail in his sculptures.

sculptures along with many drawings and paintings are on display at Parkside Art Gallery until March 17 in a solo show he is calling “Evolution of Art by Len Monical.” It’s a timeline of his artistic endeavors, which begins at the gallery entrance with some of his earliest sketches and paintings from the 1950s.

In the main gallery, do a circle tour of the room to follow in sequence the refinement of his technique and change of interests. Also on display is the stepby-step process used in making a bronze sculpture. The show includes more than 50 pieces and gallery director Barb Brown says she’s enjoying having a large body of work

by one artist on display. “The show is a diary and evolution of Len’s work and it’s so wonderful to celebrate a local artist. We jumped at the chance to have him show.” “Evolution” is the first show Monical has had at Parkside. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, noon-4 p.m.

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Bankers will hang up their hang-ups at show Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Bankers in 100 Mile House are preparing to hang up their office wear and scour costume trunks for outrageous get-ups in time for their annual Banker’s Variety Show. The much anticipated event takes place on March 24 in the 100 Mile Community Hall, with 13 hilarious acts in the show and a dance with music by New Age Entertainment afterwards. It promises to be a great evening of lip synching, dance infused, air band playing entertainment with a lot of laughs throughout.

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Local bankers will stretch their limits to entertain at the Banker’s Variety Show at the 100 Mile Community Hall, March 24.

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Shawna Norton from the Williams Lake and District Credit Union, 100 Mile House Branch, has a hand in organizing the show and she let it slip that she and co-workers will be doing a little bit of Guns and Roses and something from Footloose. “Both are really fun numbers,” she says, adding the performers take the show quite seriously and start rehearsing in January. Tickets are $20 and 300 will be sold, but Norton says they could easily sell twice that number and the tickets go quickly because the attraction is simple. “You get to see your local banker act like an idiot and there are loads

of laughs.” The admission price includes a hearty snack, which Norton says is more like dinner. She adds there is no need to worry about getting home safely after the event, as A Safe Ride Home service will also be available. All of the money raised from the show will be donated to local charities. In the past, Norton says 139 Children’s Fundraising Society was the sole recipient of the funds, but that organization is not operational in the local area this year. People must be at least 19 years of age to attend the show.

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Skaters carve names for themselves Association reminds residents that Saturday evenings at Interlakes Hall are “card nights,” at 7 p.m. Bring whatever game you wish to play and enjoy the camaraderie.


Interlakes figure skaters Brittany Boyd, 12, and Giorgia Lanzoni, 11, continue to succeed. At the 32nd (and final) Ogopogo Freeskate Competition in Penticton in midFebruary, Giorgia won silver in Pre-Preliminary Freeskate; and placed fifth in PreIntroductory Interpretive. Brittany placed eighth in Intermediate Interpretive and fourth in Preliminary Freeskate. This was Giorgia’s last competition for the year as she is now in Italy, but Brittany continues to compete. Winterfest sledders I n t e r l a k e s Snowmobile Club (ISC) members par-

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After their superlative performances at the Williams Lake Cariboots ‘n Blades in early February, Brittany Boyd, left, and Giorgia Lanzoni were thrilled when Kamloops Skating Club awarded them the Highpoint Trophy. ticipated in the ABC Snowmobile Club Federation Winterfest on Feb. 12. Fifteen sleds met at Mahood Lake and 8200 roads and rode to Cougar Lake Campsite where they enjoyed a wonderful lunch before returning home. ISC members were delighted that this event raised $2,165 for the B.C. Lions Society for Children with Disabilities.

Well played A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, included worthy performances by Bridge Lake School principal Eric Storteboom as Marcus Lycus, and Bridge Lake resident Ian Levick as Hero.

Interlakes Hall, Feb. 19. The Interlakes youth group, which is sponsored by the Cariboo Presbyterian Church, offered five delicious homemade soups, four varieties of home-baked biscuits and scrumptious apple crisp, all this for a donation. Elaine Adams noted the youths were thrilled with the turnout of some 70 guests and the $640 they raised.

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Both “old hands” at theatre, they are to be congratulated on doing justice to their roles. In fact, all actors were brilliantly cast, and all roles superlatively played. Celebrations On March 11, five big balloons will wing their way to Sierra Dorward, while congratulations on 51 years of wedded bliss go to Linda and Al Bishop.

See BRIDGE… page 31


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 100 Mile Elementary School will also be held at this time. For your assistance, 100 Mile House area schools and their phone numbers are listed below: Bridge Lake Elementary School 250-593-4674 Buffalo Creek Elementary School 250-397-2441 Forest Grove Elementary School 250-397-2962 Horse Lake Elementary School 250-395-4572 Lac La Hache Elementary School 250-396-7230 Mile 108 Elementary School 250-791-5221 100 Mile Elementary School 250-395-2258 (Regular and French Immersion Programs) 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 100 Mile Elementary School for the French Immersion program if that is not your catchment school.

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What’s On Here’s a convenient listing of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events by non-profit groups in the South Cariboo. To be included, call 250-395-2219 at least one week before the event.

• March 10 - Seedy Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the Valley Room. Seed exchange with displays and information on gardening, beekeeping, herbal products, baby chicks and more. Lunch featuring local produce available. Admission is $2. • March 10 – There will be a Hootenanny at the Forest Grove Community Hall, starting at 7 p.m. There will be a variety of performers, including music, dance and spoken word, and food will be available. For information, contact Steve or Astrid at 250-397-4103. • March 16 - The Solid Rock Cafe’ at The Rock Youth Centre on the Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship Church grounds in 108 Mile is featuring the Tanis Family Band Mountain Music Show from Williams Lake. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and music starts at 7. There’s no cover charge; for information, call Pat at 250-395-3846. • March 24 - Bankers Variety Show, 7 p.m. at 100 Mile Community Hall. Tickets are $20 at all financial institutions in 100 Mile House. Entertainment, snacks, dance. • March 27 – The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay is at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre. Festivities start at 4:30 p.m.; karaoke at 4:45; and sledge hockey game starts at 5:45, with Bantam Rep Female Donex Thrashers taking on a Williams Lake Tier 3 Bantam team. Admission is by donation. • March 30 - The 108 Cabin Fever Bluegrass Workshops instructors’ concert at The Hills Health Ranch. Tickets are $15 at The Hills. Call 250-791-5225. • March 31 - Everyone is invited to the Lac la Hache Curling Club Fun Spiel at the 100 Mile House Curling Club. All ages welcome, and folks can register a team, or sign up individually and be put on a team. The cost is 25 per person and includes three, four-end games and dinner. Contact Barbara at 250-396-4006 by March 26 to register.


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Wildlife abounds as cougar and deer have a midnight encounter at Canim as related equipment, such as cervical collars, spine boards, a burn kit and blankets. This dedicated group would love to show you the equipment and answer any questions or concerns you might have. The first responders will be at the FGVFD open house on March 18, as noted on page 26.


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Several Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department members recertified their Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board first responders level 3. This group included Cobina Baile, front kneeling, who is a new member and certified for the first time. the way it had first come. They were still there in the light of the early morning, calmly munching breakfast, the specter of the night forgotten. First responders ready The Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department (FGVFD) concluded a series of extensive training sessions on Feb. 24-26. A number of first responders from Halls # 1 and #2 recertified as Emergency

Medical Assistants Licensing Board rated Level 3 first responders, which is the highest level that can be achieved. A second group of Level 3 first responders will recertify next year. In all, the FGVFD has 14 fully qualified and licensed first responders. All have additional endorsements for spinal, automated external defibrillator (AED), and the latest Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques.

Each of the four trucks carries a full medical kit, oxygen, and an AED, as well

Bird song Margo Wagner reported the first Varied Thrush of 2012 on Feb. 24. Wayne Traill at Hawkins Lake reported the regular winter residents, with two American Dippers were observed in the open water of Bradley Creek at the bridge into the settlement. See CANIM… page 26

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POWER INTERRUPTION BC Hydro contractor, Plowe Power Systems, will be conducting maintenance work on the distribution system in the 100 Mile House area from January 9 to March 31, 2012.

Time: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Areas affected are: Horse Lake Road, North Horse Lake Road, Mahood Lake Road, Deka Lake area, Judson Road, North Bridge Lake Road, Highway 24 to Lac Des Roches, North Bonaparte Road, Egan Lake Road, Sharpe Lake Road, East Sheridan Lake Road, Highway 24 from Horse Lake Road to East Sheridan Lake Road and surrounding area. BC Hydro is improving the reliability of the system through the replacement of approximately 1,408 fused cutouts, and the installation of lightning arrestors and bird guards in the 100 Mile House area. To ensure the safety of the work crews, intermittent short power outages may be experienced during this timeframe. The outages will affect small groups of customers at a time and will last for under one hour while work in specific areas is completed. All affected customers will receive advance door-to-door notification from the contractor. The work is expected to be completed by March. Please protect all sensitive equipment. We recognize the inconvenience this may cause, and will restore service as safely and efficiently as possible. Prepare for outages and stay informed by visiting or from your handheld device. Please call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) if you experience any electrical difficulties or for more information.

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The age-old ballet between deer and cougar was danced in the Canim Lake Estates in the wee hours of Feb. 21. The cougar skirted the first home by 20 feet. Walking out the driveway, it picked up the fresh trail of two deer, and followed these into heavy timber. Coming to an overlook of a second home, the cautious cat backtracked, stepping neatly into its old prints, then looping around, spooked the deer, which crashed their way down through a tangle of rotted logs, sending chunks flying. The hungry hunter temporarily gave up the chase, walking by another home to cross Canim-Hendrix Lake Road at Cabbage Corner. Other deer moving in the area made a point of following the cat’s tracks back



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Tight race at annual fishing derby 70 MILE VIC POPIEL 250-456-2321

The annual Dusty Rose fishing derby was held Feb. 11 at Big Bar Lake. Once again, it was a big success with 100 participants and 20

fish weighed in. Herman Harrison of 70 Mile House had a catch that weighed in at 2 lb. 13.5 oz., the biggest catch of the day. Around 2:30 p.m., he decided to return to town and prepare for the meal, only to learn he had finished third. After Harrison left, Andrew Johnson pulled in one weighing in at 2 lb. 13.75 oz., only to be outdone by Joe Adams,

whose catch hit 2 lb. 14.25 oz. Poker tournament The next poker tournament will be held March 10 at the 70 Mile Community Hall. Doors open at 11 a.m. and play starts at 1 p.m., and meals are available. Call Elaine at 250-456-7391 to register or for more information. Bingo slated The next


Mile House Volunteer Fire Department bingo will be held March 8 at the Seventy Mile Access Centre. Doors open at 6:15

p.m. and play starts at 7 p.m. The loonie pot was won on Feb. 23, but the g-ball has grown to $192. For more details, call Vic at 250-456-2321.

CANIM… from page 25 These feisty aquatic songbirds are specially adapted for hunting aquatic invertebrates, larva and fish eggs, in and under cold fast-moving waters strong enough to knock down a human. Calendar • On March 14, Cariboo Regional District representatives will be here to outline the conditions for the continuation of the fire department. The numbers are now too low, and if more members do not

join, the department may be lost. Come to the community hall at 7 p.m. • The Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department’s open house was rescheduled to March 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hall #1. The firefighters and first responders would love to have you stop by to see what is going on, to enjoy a hotdog, coffee or hot chocolate, and to consider joining them. That’s all for now. Until next time, here’s wishing you many blessings.

~ Blinds by Maureen ~ BLINDS Marianne Van Osch photo

Take a stand… Forest Grove Elementary School students William Sayce, left, Danny Loeffeler, Mike Van Osch and Davin Grouhel showed their support for anti-bullying by wearing pink on Feb. 29.


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PAL and ESLSAP Tutor Monthly Meeting Tuesday, March 13 We will meet at the 100 Mile Library from 10am to noon. These meetings are a place to come and share ideas and learn from each other. All tutors are welcome. To learn more about the meetings, please call Mary at 250-395-0404 or email

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Arlene Jongbloets photos

Tinker Bell, Mikayla Julseth, cut graceful circles on the ice during her performance in The Magic Toy Box.

Strawberry Shortcake, Keely Pacheco, envisions her program before performing at the ice show.

Michaila Robinson portrayed one of several Barbie fashion dolls that skated a lively number in the ice show.

Skating carnival brings the house down Ken Alexander Free Press

The 100 Mile House Figure Skating Club’s ice carnival, The Magic Toy Box, was a real treat for the 300 or so skating fans who attended. Not only did the local skaters heat up the ice at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on March 3, but special guest performer Jeremy Ten also set the place on fire. The 2012 Canadian national Senior men’s figure skating bronze medallist was scheduled to skate two solo performances during the show, but Ten graciously put together a third impromptu number when organizers found themselves ahead of schedule. Club president Jenn Plewes says she asked Ten if he would mind filling the gap with “some warm-up stuff or show a couple of jumps or whatever,” and he did it. “He was an amazing guy to work with and the crowd absolutely loved him. [When he skated,] people were whistling, clapping and yelling ‘I

love you Jeremy’. “He was very well received, which, of course, makes us very happy.” Plewes adds the show

went off without a hitch. “It was absolutely amazing. We didn’t have any big problems or anything like that.”

Plewes says the props, put together by Danyelle Howard, were “really pretty.” She adds all of the skat-

ing club members did a phenomenal job and they all had terrific music and dazzling costumes. This year, Plewes says

they decided to purchase their costumes (98 per cent) online. See SKATE… page 28

Bonspiel attracts 20 teams for great action The 53rd Annual 100 Mile Curling Club Women’s Bonspiel was a huge success last weekend, as 20 teams competed, including one from as far away as Hinton, Alberta. The long-standing spiel also attracted teams from Kamloops, Quesnel, Ashcroft, Williams Lake Clearwater and Lillooet. There were six foursomes on the ice for Sunday afternoon’s event finals, and 100 Mile Women’s Club president Joanne Doddridge says all of the games were very close and exciting.

and the Linda Peterson rink, including lead Gwen Gage, second Barb McInnis and third Marg Gammie, from 100 Mile finished in fourth.

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A event The TIM BR Mart A event final saw the Sandback team from Kamloops taking on the Coffey foursome from Quesnel. Sandback was leading by one point coming home in the final end, and won without having to throw her last rock. The Char Marshall rink, including lead Karen Murray, second Michelle Guy and third Sharon Goshorn, of 100 Mile

The Ney foursome of lead Sandra Coldwell, left, second Betty Warman, third Gwen Mitchell and skip Hollis Ney, from 100 Mile House won the Tim Hortons C event at the 53rd Annual Women’s Bonspiel at the 100 Mile Curling Club, March 2-4. The spiel attracted 20 teams that had a lot of fun and provided some great curling action. took third, while the Lawson group from Quesnel had to settle for fourth place. B event The Pharmasave B event saw the Koster squad from Ashcroft

coming home in the eighth end tied with the Teskey group out of Williams Lake. Koster made a nice draw with her final rock for the victory. The Shpak team from Quesnel walked away with third place

C event The Tim Hortons C event saw the local Hollis Ney foursome, including lead Sandra Coldwell, second Betty Warman and third Gwen Mitchell, coming home in the eighth end without the hammer and tied with the Anderson team from Clearwater. Ney stole two in the final end for the victory. Quesnel’s Bentley crew took third, while the Phillips foursome from Lillooet ended up in fourth. Doddridge says everybody appeared to enjoy the fine food and service put on by the Men’s Club. “The weekend was a great success with great curling action and lots of fun. We want to give a special thank-you to all the volunteers, and the local businesses that supported the event.”


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Sonic cramming for fun Heather Nelson Free Press

The 100 Mile House & District Minor Hockey Association is hosting a Novice tournament March 19-11. As an extra treat and a way to keep the youngsters busy when they’re not on the ice, 100 Mile Novice teams sponsor Central GM is holding a Chevrolet Sonic Cram on March

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10 and is inviting all the teams to cram players into a 2012 Sonic. “We are hoping this will be a fun day for the teams, as well as their parents,” says Central GM’s sales manager Michael Cole. “Of course, it also promotes our new Chevrolet Sonic, but it’s more for the kids to have a good time.” The Sonic Cram opportunity is available for each team and can be com-

SKATE… from page 27 She adds it was cheaper than buying the material and putting them together. “When it’s not Halloween, you can get amazing deals on costumes. Most of the girls’ costumes were $10 or $12. It was unbelievable.” Speaking of great values, the club president had nothing but great things to say about what Ten brought to this year’s carnival. She says he showed up in 100 Mile House the day before the event and put on two hour-long clinics - one with the Group Star skaters and the other with the Star skaters. He also volunteered to do

group and individual photos, which he signed and he also put little personal comments on them, Plewes explains. “He signed their skates, there bags or anything they asked him to sign. He was absolutely amazing. “It never seemed to bother him. He just dropped whatever he was doing and did whatever was asked of him.” Plewes says the club was ecstatic about having him come to 100 Mile. “Our girls were so excited and he really boosted our morale. I just can’t say enough nice things about him.”

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T51 T51 T54 T54 T54 T54 T54 T54 T60 T60 T62 T62 T62 T65 T65 T65 T68 T68 T68 71 T72 T72 T72 T72 T72 T77 T77 T79 T79 T79 T82 T82 T82 T85 T85 T87 T87 T89 T89 T89 T89 93 T94 T94 T94 T94 98 T99 T99 T101 T101

T101 104 T105 T105 T107 T107 T107 T107 T107 T107 T113 T113 T113 T113 T113 T118 T118 T120 T120 T120 T120 T124 T124 T124 T127 T127 T129 T129 131 T132 T132 T132 T132 T132 T132 T138 T138 T138 141 T142 T142 T142 T145 T145 T145 T148 T148 T150 T150 T152 T152

T152 T152 T156 T156 T156 T156 T160 T160 T160 T163 T163 T165 T165 T165 T165 T169 T169 T169

Philip Kabool ...........1319 Bruce Stusrud .........1286 Holly Skilliter ...........1275 Jacquie Boyd ..........1271 LLH Elem. School ....1261 Ken Scorse ..............1260 Justin Paul...............1259 Gerald Popadinac ....1259 Steve Hogh..............1250 Colleen Felker .........1246 Ashley Dirkson ........1243 Larry McKave ..........1240 Jaspaul Mudhar ......1239 Ryan Cranswick ......1238 Eric Paddison ..........1236 Adam Dirkson .........1236 David Henderson.....1234 Justin McCoy ..........1234 Lauren Popadinac ...1234 Val Nickless .............1234 Courtney Dolinski ....1233 Kevin Haber.............1233 Jeannie Dolinski......1233 William Molnar ........1231 Larry Molnar............1230 Didi Henderson........1229 Doreen Popadinac ...1228 Adrian J. Archie .......1227 Spence Henderson..1227 Craig Ruschkowski .1225 Gloria Robertson......1223 Gabriel Dufour .........1222 Michelle Ladeur ......1222 Ray Paulokangas.....1222 Boris Gregorich .......1221 John Tkachuk..........1221 Darlene Dionne .......1221 Leslie Bunting .........1219 Michael Nichols.......1218 Keith Annis ..............1216 Tony Pope................1216 Sal Denham ............1216 Jim Williscroft..........1216 AJ Bjornson .............1215 Adrian A. Archie .......1215 Tammy Stusrud.......1214 Steven Scott ............1214 Matt Walker.............1213 John Peters .............1211 Lenard Stusrud .......1211 Frank Shedden ........1210

Charly Enzmann ......1210 Len Greer ................1210 Frank Collins ...........1209 Dave Dickie .............1209 Mason Pincott .........1209 Ray Truant ...............1209 Patrick C. Archie ......1209 Sylvia Cahoon..........1209 Ron Bowron ............1208 Kristin Boyce ...........1208 A. Ruschkowski.......1207 Mike Davidson ........1207 Dawn Sims..............1207 Mel Dodge...............1203 Aaron Felker ............1203 K Babuin..................1203 Bob Campbell..........1202 Gary McNeil.............1202 Brent Szabo.............1202 John Mix .................1201 Mike Boyd ...............1200 Chris Pettman..........1200 Derek Popadinac .....1200 Kelvin Bradley .........1200 Bev Torrance ...........1200 Greg Best ................1199 Barb Valcourt...........1199 Deanna Christopher 1198 Trish Edwards..........1198 Kari Kuntsi ...............1198 Duanne Popadinac ..1197 Glen Loucks ............1197 Princess Barton .......1197 Becky Pincott ..........1196 Kevin Cranswick .....1196 RL Babuin................1195 Trevor Archie ...........1195 H.J. Hewlett.............1194 Bev Hrynuik.............1194 Frank DeCenzo........1194 TJ Dolinski ..............1194 Don Much................1193 Lorne Dionne...........1192 Ted Swolak..............1192 Dave Robertson.......1192 Ralph Kwasnicki......1192 Bob Sparreboom .....1190 L. Hewlett ................1189 Marie Stusrud..........1189 Danielle Menzel.......1187 Roy Nichol ...............1187

Dennis Chamberlain 1187 Bruce Madu.............1186 T. Thornton ..............1185 Art Pelley .................1185 Kathryn Dufouw ......1184 Roger Beveridge......1184 Darryl Mayo.............1184 Blaine Wyka ............1184 Linden Paul .............1184 Jon Lavigne.............1184 Justin Bell ...............1183 Judy Pistell ..............1183 Mario Gunther .........1183 Rudi Gunther ...........1183 Rob Greer ................1183 Tom Menzel.............1182 Dale Langford..........1182 Bruce Caspar ..........1181 Judy Patterson ........1181 RC Myhill-Jones ......1181 Tari Meade ..............1181 Pat Schrade.............1180 Christopher Frank....1180 Tanya Bonjer ...........1180 Melissa Fortin..........1179 Kim Mills .................1179 Sandra Davidson .....1178 Mike Scorse ............1178 Ros Butterfield ........1177 Merle Ross ..............1175 Diana Morgan .........1175 Ryan Christopher.....1175 Gianluigi Corlazzoli ..1175 D. Verboom..............1175 Art Paul Sr................1175 Jack Drake ..............1174 Sylvia Gunther .........1174 Arden Fowler...........1174 Rowse/Sawatsky ....1173 Gary Sayenchuk ......1172 Louis Mlieczko ........1172 Meghan Pistell ........1172 Peter Rant ...............1171 Ed Caissie................1171 Kim McCoy..............1171 Donna Wright ..........1170 Ken Malm................1170 Joseph Archie..........1169 Daryl Morgan ..........1169 Tom Auld .................1168 Don Wright ..............1168

Elizabeth Bill............1168 Mrs. Jamie Simm....1168 Fred Simpson ..........1166 Pat Graham .............1166 Roger Graham.........1166 Michael Denham .....1166 Stan Provost ............1165 Rhonda Williamson..1165 Beverly Wallace .......1165 Alex Dufresne..........1164 Doug Pincott............1164 George Steber .........1163 Jason McKay...........1163 Rick Thorne .............1163 Sandra Lindsay .......1163 Trevor Paul ..............1162 H. Bigham ...............1162 Tyler Ekdahl.............1162

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100 MILE - The South Cariboo Lioness Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the B.J.’s Donuts & Eatery. They also hold a potluck lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the 100 Mile United Church. Contact Janet Belcourt for more details at 250395-3550. 100 MILE - The Family History Centre at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at 93 Mile, will be open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and from 6 to 8 p.m. Book appointments by calling Marjorie at 250-395-3390. 100 MILE - 100 Mile Kindergym is at the community hall Thursdays, 9:45-11:45 a.m. Parents/caregivers with children up to five years old are welcome. For more details, call Elke at 250-395-1256 or Claire at 250-791-6338. 100 MILE Creekside Seniors regular monthly meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre.

100 MILE - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) BC #1170 meets Thursdays at the 100 Mile House United Church. Weigh-in is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call Kirsteen at 250-395-3344 or Agnes at 250-395-4129 for further information.

100 MILE - 2887 RMR RCACC local army cadets for youths 12-18 years meet Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Youth Training Centre at 5830 Horse Lake Rd. No cost. For more information, call Capt. Kevin Seal at 250-706-2446.

100 MILE - The 100 Mile House Red Cross Medical Equipment Loans Service needs volunteers. If you wish to volunteer, call 250395-9092 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays for more information.

BUFFALO CREEK StrongStart at Buffalo Creek Elementary School is Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon in the kindergarten room. Families with children up to age five welcome. Call the school at 250397-2441 or Jen at 250-791-6675.

100 MILE - Cariboo Calico Quilters Guild members meet at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Roberta at 250-395-4472 or Janice at 250-395-2017 for information.

LONE BUTTE OUT (other unusual talents) group meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, starting at 10 a.m. at the Lone Butte Community Hall. For more information, call Pat McKay at 250-395-2114.

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How do you paint a brick fireplace? Choose the color you want to paint the fireplace. If you’re overwhelmed by the number of paint colors out there, start with an inspiration point. This can be fabric, such as drapes, upholstery and pillows, or a favorite piece of artwork. Prepare and clean the brick. Use sandpaper to go over the surface of your fireplace to remove any loose pieces of mortar, followed by the vacuum to get rid of the dust and dirt. Use a bucket of soap and water to clean the brick with a firm brush and allow to dry thoroughly. Repeat with the vacuum. Tape off any areas you don’t want to paint. This is an important prep step that will save you a lot of time later if you have to go back to remove unwanted drips or mistakes. Find a primer that you can use on masonry projects. You can use a thick-nap roller (up to 1 inch) to cover the surface, then go back with a brush to cover the grout. Allow the primer to dry thoroughly. Apply your paint color. Using a high-quality latex paint, paint the brick using your roller and brush. For complete and long-lasting coverage, consider applying 2 or 3 coats of paint.


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In Memoriam

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250-395-2219 FAX: 250-395-3939 Office Hours: 8:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY ADVERTISING DEADLINES Display Ads: Friday, noon Classified Display ads: Friday, 4pm Classified Word Ads: Monday, 2pm


INDEX IN BRIEF: Family Announcements Community Announcements Employment Service Guide Pets For Sale/Wanted Real Estate Rentals Automotive Legals

Advertisements should be read on the first publication date. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the first insertion. NO CASH REFUNDS AGREEMENT: It is agreed by any display or classified advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION: Advertisers are reminded that provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, colour, nationality, ancestry, place of origin, or age unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved. COPYRIGHT: Copyright and/ or property rights subsist in all editorial, photographic and advertising content appearing in any edition of the 100 Mile Free Press. Permission to reproduce wholly or in any part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or technical process in a publication, must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law. NO ADVERTISING ITEM WILL BE DISCLOSED TO ANYONE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION.

March 11, 2008

Always in our minds and forever in our hearts. You’re missed every day and remembered all the time. Tammy, Angel, Penny (Mike B), Crystal (Mike N), Melany (Allen)

Mike Morrison March 8, 2011

Mikey, missed you at coffee this morning, but that is nothing new. Missed you yesterday and the day before. Will always miss you. Dick


WORD classified ads can be emailed to us at:

classifieds@ BUT remember to include: • your phone number (and area code) • category you want your ad in • number of weeks you want the ad to run. • your credit card number, name on card, expiry date, and verification code Ads received without the required information will not be published. There is a $5 charge if you require a tear sheet or need your credit card receipt mailed back to you. If you require further information, please call the Free Press at

(250) 395-2219

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Memorial Donations The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Please send the name of the deceased, name/address of next of kin and name/ address of donor for tax receipt (VISA/MC accepted) to: Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1P6. or Phone: 1-800-403-8222. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 5363 Dawson Rd. 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E1. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society can be sent to: Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House SPCA can be sent to: Box 1948, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children can be sent to: 3550 Waybourne Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3K9. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon can be sent to: #203 - 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3. The South Cariboo Health Foundation welcomes memorial gifts in support of our local Acute and Residential Health Care facilities, as well as, Community Health projects and activities. Mail donations to: S.C. Health Foundation, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 or drop them off at the hospital. Donations can be made to the Gideons by phoning 1-888-482-4253, using your credit card. The Gideons will send a card to the bereaved, so have their address handy. For funeral display or other information, contact Pete Penner at 791-6302 Donations may be sent to 100 Mile House Mural Society, 6221 Aalton Road, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E3

Employment Business Opportunities Be Your Own Boss! Attention Locals! People req. to work from home online. Earn $500$4500+ P/T or F/T. Toll Free 1.877.880.8843 leave mess. BE YOUR Own boss with Great Canadian Dollar Store. Franchise opportunities now available. Call today for details 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: EMPLOYMENT ALERT. Some “ Work at Home” advertisements as well as some advertisements that appear to offer jobs usually sell information manuals and directions. EXCELLENT Opportunity for a friendly, customer service orientated person, sales experience helpful but not necessary, training provided. Freybe Gourmet Foods distribution For Sale. Serious enquiries only please. 250-395-2606.

Education/Trade Schools AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. MORE JOBS Than graduates! Employers seek out CanScribe Medical Transcription graduates. New Course! New Low Price! We need more students! Enroll Today! 1-800466-1535

Help Wanted An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780-723-5051

Career Opportunities




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DIRECT SALES REPRESENTATIVES. Canada’s premiere home automation and Security Company is NOW hiring AprilAugust. No experience necessary. Travel Required. E-mail resume: Visit: GPS Forest Consultants Ltd. has a summer position available for a keen self motivated individual. We are a small full service consulting company specializing in silviculture & development services. Our ideal candidate will be enrolled in a natural resources program or related science program. This position involves working on all the various aspects of forestry operations including planting, surveying and timber development. Must be physically fit and willing to work independently in isolated locations throughout the 100 Mile House area. This is a summer field position with no camp work expected. Preference will be given to someone from the 100 Mile House area, but this not essential for this position if you have somewhere to stay for the season. All interested applicants please forward your resume and cover letter to by March 23, 2012. Heavy Duty Mechanic Vernon,BC Required for maintenance and repairs of mechanical,electrical, hydraulic systems, & diesel, 2 & 4 stroke engines. For details or to apply: e-mail IF YOU would like to volunteer for the residents of Mill Site Lodge/Fischer Place Care Homes, then please join our auxiliary. We meet the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mill Site Lodge boardroom. For info call Shelly at 250-791-9277. P. Scheck Industrial LTD requires a Certified Electric Motor Winder and a handy man (must have grade 12) apply with resume 205A Lear Rd. or email:

Career Opportunities

WHITECOURT POWER Whitecourt Power owns and operates the Whitecourt Generating Station, located in Whitecourt, Alberta. We currently have the following rewarding opportunity for a career-minded individual:

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 certification (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.

HHDI RECRUITING is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;



HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to:

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HOLIDAY Retirement is seeking pairs of motivated managers for our Independent Senior Living communities. You’ll have the chance to work alongside your partner, receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits. The ideal duo is team-oriented, with sales experience. Please apply on-line at or send resumes for both to

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.

Income Opportunity EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate openings. Easy computer work, others positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed. HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.

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For further detail on this week’s job postings get in touch with us. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Community Domestic Aide Gas Jockey Front Desk/ Laundry Person Pizza Cook/Driver Server Dishwasher Front Desk Clerk Sales Consultants Safe House Coordinator Prep. Cook Brunch Cook Certified Care Aide Cashier Casual Meatcutter Child Caregiver

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Trades, Technical

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Misc. for Sale

WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20 km west of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33$37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: or 780-846-2231 (Office), 780846-2241 (Fax).

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

*WARNING* -Ads reading, “Free to a good home”, have the potential to attract individuals that see your family pet as a way to make $$money through any number of undesirable situations; i.e. selling to animal testing labs or in the case of horses, the slaughter house. Contact the SPCA at 250-395-5303 for information on successfully placing your pet in the right kind of home. Leave a message and a volunteer will get back to you.

HEAT your entire home, domestic water and more with the Classic OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. Dual fuel ready models available. Call Today. Cameo Plumbing & Heating (250)395-3535.

2 BLUE LOVE SEATS, maple coffee table, maple stereo cabinet, queen bed w/boxspring & mattress, Craftsman lawnmower. 250-395-2552.


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Legal Services DIAL-A-LAW: access free information on BC law. 604-6874680; 1-800-565-5297; audio available

New & Used Food Services Equipment. March 17 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave Vernon. View photos at 250-545-3259

Computer Equipment D-LINK mobile wireless 3G router - model DIR-412. Uses your 3G USB key to create a wireless network. $60.00. Call 250-395-6179.

SIDES of beef for sale. $3.60/lb. Cut and wrapped. 250-397-2966.

Prices to suit - top work to boot

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Painting & Decorating COAST MOUNTAIN PAINTING: 250-791-5359 or 250-609-1958. For all your painting needs.

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay BARN stored, alfalfa/brome mix. Good quality hay. $4 per bale. Barn stored mixed hay, some rain, $2 per bale. 250397-2525. GOOD quality square bales, grass/alfalfa mix. Baled with no rain. $3-$6 per bale. 250397-2378. Delivery available. HAY for sale. 1000lb round bales, stored in barn. $60 ea. 250-397-2826. Discounts for large quantities. HAY for sale. Round bales. Excellent horse hay. 400 kg. $50 per bale. 250-706-7202. HORSE HAY, grass mix, small squares. 55 - 60 lbs. Call Bill at 250-593-4440. HUNGRY VALLEY HAY: Small squares, round, cut early, baled dry. Delivery avail. 250-395-3539. SMALL sq. bales, 50-60lbs alfalfa grass mix. No rain, barn stored. $5 per bale. 10 min from town. 250-395-2291. SMALL square bales of mixed alfalfa grass hay, barn stored. Hillpoint Farms.250-791-6652.

Pets 1 Female tabby, 1 female Beige/white tabby, 2 male tabby cats needing a home. All have been spayed/neutered and shots are up to date. They are well trained and are 9 months old. Call 778-4820043

DOG OBEDIENCE and agility classes starting Thursday, March 15th at the 100 Mile Agriplex. Call Val at 250-3956491. HOME WANTED for 2 yr old Australian Kelpie Border Collie X. TONS OF ENERGY! Would make a great agility dog! Not good with other animals or kids. Would be good for a one person home. 250-791-5291. SPCA - Your best choice in pets. 250-395-5303 The SPCA needs 2 to 3 phone volunteers to answer the emergency line. Suits retired or semi-retired individuals. Also, temporary foster homes needed. Please call 250-3955303 and leave a message.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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ALANON - Does someone’’s drinking bother you? Meet with others who feel the same. Meet Mondays, 7pm at the Health Centre at the back of the Hospital. Contact 250-3954646 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings in 100 Mile area: Mondays noon at #10 Scenic Place Estates. Tuesdays, 8pm, St. Timothy’’s Church. Thursdays 7:30pm, 108 Community Centre. Saturday night fireside family group 8pm, 100 Mile United Church. Sundays 7:30pm, south Cariboo Community Health Centre,rear entrance. 250-791-5286, 250395-4646, 250-395-6154, 250395-5368 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS. Want to quit drugs or affected by someone’’s drug use? Meetings at Health Centre, 555 Cedar; Mon. & Fri., 7:30pm. Doors open 7pm. 250791-5287, or call the helpline: 250-320-5032

Medical Supplies


Food Products

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ARE you an adult who struggles to read, write or do math? Partner Assisted Learning (PAL) can help! We provide free one-to-one tutoring. Call Mary at 250-395-0404

Merchandise for Sale

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2 FREE STANDING stereo computer speakers; volume, bass and treble controls. Exc. sound. Like new w/box, $20.00. Sony 17” LCD monitor SDM-HS73. Beautiful 1280 x 1024 resolution. Like new, in box. $120.00. Sony DVD/CD player w/Dolby digital. Complete with remote/manual. $20.00, in very good cond. Toshiba DVD player. ColorStream connections. DTS; Dolby digital complete w/remote. $25.00. 250-395-6179.

Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD all split & cut from 12” to 48”. $130 per cord (4x4x8). Free delivery. Chris, 250-706-3043. Stacking Avail.

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SNOW REMOVAL Call The Experts

is actively seeking a


This is a permanent part-time position. Excellent communication and ‘people’ skills are required for this position as well as some administration/light bookkeeping experience. Must be able to work independently. If you think this position is for you, please submit a resumé along with a cover letter to: South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce PO Box 2312, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0. prior to March 31, 2012

Job Title: Position Type: Reports To: Subordinate Staff: Level/Salary Range:

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Full-time TCC-Executive All Tahltan Central Council (TCC) Employees To Commensurate with Education and Experience

Chief Administrative Officer POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Tahltan Central Council Government Executive, primarily the President, the CAO is responsible for the day-to-day management of TCC’s operations. The CAO is responsible for the financial management and support to the Council, its committees and agencies. The CAO is responsible for coordinating the activities of all employees to ensure efficient delivery of public services approved by the Council. PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES t Manages the day to day affairs of the councils, based on approved policies and bylaws of the Council. t Coordinates the development of policies and bylaws of the Council. t Prepares agendas and attends meetings of the Council and Council Committees. t Provides advice as required to the Council on matters of policy and finance. t Coordinates activities of TCC solicitor and other hired experts. t Ensures that risks are properly insured through the insurance provider. t Prepares and maintains current policies dealing with Council governance and management, e.g., finance, human resources, workplace safety, etc. t Coordinates information technology required by the operations. t Posts entries on a timely basis to the ledger. t Prepares monthly bank reconciliation for all bank accounts. t Prepares regular financial reports for the Council and staff. t Prepares working papers for the auditor as required. t Prepares and presents draft budgets to the Council. t Monitors budgets regularly and takes action on variances. t Prepares applications and claims for all grants available to the TCC. t Prepares and submits the annual reports to government agencies as required. t Administers employee benefit program. t Performs all other assigned duties. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS t University degree with studies in Public or Business Administration; and t Two or more years in a senior public sector management position. The position will be based in Dease Lake, British Columbia at the TCC office. Dease Lake is located in the Northwest Region of British Columbia, approximately 600km north of Terrace and Smithers, BC via Highway 37. Please visit our website at for more information on the Tahltan Central Council Please submit your Resume and Cover Letter, or CV to the address below: Attention: Annita Mcphee, President Email: Or Fax: 250-771-3020 Tahltan Central Council PO Box #69 Dease Lake, BC VOC 1LO Phone: 250-771-3274 Deadline is March 19, 2012

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BC HOUSING is now accepting applications for housing from persons 55 years and older as well as disabled persons 19 years of age and older. Eligible tenants pay 30% of gross monthly income for rent. For applications contact: 250395-4743 or 1-800-834-7149.

6298 MOOSE POINT DRIVE, across from Watch Lake Access, 2 bdrm house, gas fireplace, electric baseboard heaters, w/d, insulated hobby shop. $795/mth. 250-456-7503. FOR RENT renovated 2 bed 1bath, 93mile $675 + util. Oil heat. References REQUIRED. 778-475-6065 pets negot. HORSE LAKE Waterfront - 3 BDRM House, avail immediately. Close to Elementary school. No smoking. No large dogs. Small pets negotiable. References & damage deposit req’d. $975 per month, negotiable. Contact Nancye, 250395-2684, cell# 250-706-1406. NICE 3 bdrm house in LLH. Quiet neighbourhood, fenced yard, fruit trees. W/D F/S, garage, wkshop & gdn shed. N/S. Pet Ok. $750. Ref Req. 250395-0627

MANUFACTURED pure wood shavings: natural product, high quality, low cost, bulk bagged shaving for livestock, pets, gardens. Custom hauling available. Call New Cal Rabbit Farm 250-395-3336 or 250706-8972.

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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 WE BUY GOLD & SILVER in every form. We match the best price for your silver coins pre-1968. Open every Saturday 10am - 3pm. 205 Birch Ave., 100 Mile House 250-395-3034 WANTED: Old lever action Winchester & Marlin rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Real Estate For Sale By Owner MOBILE HOME FOR SALE at 103 trailer court 3 bdrms Move in ready minutes from 100 Mile $15,000 obo.

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CMHA-SCB is now taking applications for our affordable family housing development, located on Cariboo Trail and Jens Street, 100 Mile House B.C. Application forms can be picked up at the Community Resource Centre (between the Hospital and the Junior High School), or at the

ONE bdrm apt. Clean, quiet, N/S, N/P. Ref. req. $550 per month. plus utilities. Call 250395-3691. PARKVIEW APTS: 1 BDRM apt for rent renovated, downtown 100 Mile. $550/mo, 2 bdrm $650, bachelor $450. Includes heat. (250)395-3660 or (250)706-9144

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Women’s Centre (102 Bridge Creek Centre, Birch Avenue). The 25 unit project has 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units. Applicants must provide income and asset information and verification upon application. This project is sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association - South Cariboo Branch and British Columbia Housing and Management Commission.

Commercial/ Industrial NEWLY renovated retail space available @ 355 Birch ave. 100 Mile. formerly the Tip Top bldg call Janet 250395-2545

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 BDRM suite in 4-plex. In 100 Mile. Newly renovated. DD, refs. req. No dogs. 250-3952744 or 1-250-267-1702. 4 BDRM, 2 bath duplex. $700 + utilities. NS, NP. Ref. Req. In 100 Mile. Suitable for family. 250-397-2182.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 2 BDRM apts for rent. Quiet building. In 100 Mile House. 250-706-2336 2 BEDROOM upstairs, huge deck $600 plus utilities, N/S, good location, 378 Taylor Ave. Close to all amenities. Call Gerhard Century21(R) Seaside Realty Ltd (100 Mile) 250-395-2133 BACHELOR $400 and One Bedroom $450 in Clinton fourplex, 500 sq. ft, Fridge and Stove, includes parking, garbage pickup, laundry. Caretaker 250-459-2667 Owner 604853-3410 BACHELOR APT. located above store on Hwy 97. $465/mon plus hydro. N/S, N/P, W/P only. 1 BDRM APT. above store on Hwy 97.$495/mon plus hydro. N/S, N/P, W/P only. Call Dave 250-395-3106 or 250-3952069 (after 6pm)

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Shared Accommodation FURNISHED room in large house on acreage. Close to 100 Mile. $350/mon. 250-3952377


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103 MILE: 2 bdrm, 1 bath mobile. Available. April 1st. $725/mon. No smoking, no pets. Call 250-706-2612 2 BDRM, 2 bath mobile home, #58 in Travellers’ Trailer Park, 100 Mile. Avail. immediately. $750/mon plus util. N/S. Call 250-395-4125 for info. 2 BEDROOM mobile, on 1/2 acre, at Horse Lake, pets ok, NS, $650 + util. Avail. April 1. 250-395-1964

USED BEDLINER for 1995 Dodge Dakota. In good condition- no cuts or cracks. $75.00 Phone: 250-395-6179.

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BACHELOR suite. $450/mos. incl. utilities . Ph. 250-395-3691

100 MILE House (Sundials) 3 bdrm twnhse. NS, NP. $600-$750. 250-395-6576 3 BDRM, 2 bath home on Cariboo Trail. $1100 per mon. D.D. & ref. req’d. 250-3972521. Avail. Feb. 1, 2012. 3 BDRM home in 108, n/p, n/s, refs req. $800 per month. Avail. now. 250-791-1977. 3 BDRM house. NS. NP. In 100 Mile House. Renovated. Avail. April 1st. $900/mon. includes utilities. 250-395-6066

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I, Peter Haskins of 6338 North Green Lake Road, 70 Mile House, BC, V0K 2K0 intend on making an application pursuant to Section 30(1) of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to exclude from the Agricultural Land Reserve the following property which is legally described as, Part of the West 1/2 of District Lot 3889, Lillooet District and located at 6338 North Green Lake Road. Any person wishing to express an interest in the application may do so by forwarding their comments in writing to, Cariboo Regional District, Suite D, 180 North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A4 by March 21, 2012.


I, Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations of 120-460 Borland Street, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4T1, intend on making an application pursuant to Section 30(1) of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to exclude from the Agricultural Land Reserve The following property which is legally described as, Part of District Lot 4283, Lillooet District and located at the North side of Horse Lake Road. Any person wishing to express an interest in the application may do so by forwarding their comments in writing to, Cariboo Regional District, Suite D, 180 North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A4 by March 21, 2012.

TENDER NUMBER: T12-02 The District of 100 Mile House hereby invites submissions for the supply, delivery and installation of approximately 800m3 of the following: â&#x20AC;&#x153;WATER TREATMENT PLANT SANDâ&#x20AC;? Tender documents are available from the District of 100 Mile House website, www.100milehouse. com, or at the District of 100 Mile House Municipal OfďŹ ce, 385 Birch Avenue, 100 Mile House, BC, Phone 250-395-2434. The completed tender documents shall be returned to Garry Laursen, Director of Community Services, District of 100 Mile House, Box 340, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0, no later than 2:00 PM local time, March 30, 2012. The lowest or any proposal will not necessarily be accepted. Garry Laursen Director of Community Services

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Joseph Katchmar also known as Joe Katchmar, 318 Willow Street, PO box 634, Chase BC, V0E 1M0, Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Diane Katchmar and John Coulson, 123-1386 Lincoln Drive, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7G6 on or before March 23, 2012, after which date the estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Diane Katchmar and John Coulson, Executor.

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Deb Summers, left, and Shannon Doolan enjoyed tea in the sun during the 100 Mile Nordic Ski Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ladies High Tea and Ski event on March 4. Some 35 women and girls attended the event and raised $220 for the 100 Mile House & District Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre Society.

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The 100 Mile Nordic Ski Society hosted a Ladies High Tea and Ski event at the 99 Mile Ski Trails and Nordics Day Lodge on March 4. Society events coordinator and media person Lauren Bock says the event had a great turnout with 35-40 ladies and young girls attending. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had glorious sunny weather, a lovely tea and piles of fresh snow, which meant waxing was a challenge.â&#x20AC;? They participants also collected $220 in donations, which is earmarked for the 100 Mile House

Potluck supper Meanwhile, Bock says everyone is invited to attend the Nordics windup event for the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The potluck appreciation dinner is for Nordics members only, but we would not object to anyone who is interested in coming along, too.â&#x20AC;? The potluck appreciation supper is slated for this Friday (March 9) at the 99 Mile Ski Trails and Nordics Day Lodge, with the festivities starting at 6 p.m. Bock notes the trail groomers and other volunteers deserve a lot of credit for what

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they do. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without our groomers, skiing would not be possible, or at the least, it would be a constant slog. Without the hard-working volunteers, we would not have a club.â&#x20AC;? She adds Deb Summers has done a great job organizing and running the Challenge 300/500 this year, and the final prizes will be drawn on Friday night. This is the third year the Challenge has run, but the previous two years were 500-kilometre challenges only. Skiers had to complete 500 km in a season to be See NORDICS â&#x20AC;Ś page 37

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Steel took first overall in the South Cariboo Female Hockey League 2011/12 season in Lac la Hache on May 5. The team included Rosey Myer, back row left, Jenni Tanner, Ashley Bartsch, Janice Poggenpohl, Jazmine Storvold, Leanne Hales, front row left Gale Ogden, Bev Fry and goalie Chelsea McQueen. Missing: water girl Robin Fry.

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The Barney Bentall blues and jazz concert planned for 100 Mile House on March 17 has been cancelled. Low-ticket sales leading up to the last two weeks before the event prompted calling off the concert, says organizer Gail Thorne of Slapback Music Production. She adds it would have been a rare treat for such a big-name musician to perform in the community. The Juno-award winning Bentall was to appear with Eric Reed on banjo, mandolin and dobro on

the stage at the South Cariboo Theatre. “It is a shame that it did not go through because it was a perfect venue.” Thorne says it would have been an excellent opportunity to show off the theatre as a new venue for concert productions. South Cariboo Theatre recently renovated and enlarged its stage in time for the concert, but she adds it planned to do that eventually, and she “definitely” looks forward to holding future Slapback Music Production concerts there. Thorne says she also hopes to get

NORDICS… from page 36 eligible to win the big draw prize. Challengers pay $25 at the beginning of the season and log their kilometres on a large chart in the day lodge. Kilometres can only be logged for skiing on the 99 Mile ski trails. “This year, Deb changed it a bit, as she lowered the total kilometres to be logged to 300 to able to qualify for prizes. We are also able to log miles in pairs, so two skiers can add their kilometres together as a challenger, but then need to share any prizes that they win.” The club has weekly draw prizes, she adds, which are selected randomly by picking a day of the week. All those who logged miles on those days, had their names put in for the weekly draw. While she is not too sure how many people/teams signed up this year, Bock says a number of folks have already skied more than 800 km, including Janet Wright. “Please come and enjoy or potluck dinner, or just stop by to say hello if you are unable to stay for

long,” she says. Anyone with questions is asked to e-mail Bock at bruce

Barney Bentall to perform here later, she explains. “The agent and I talked about doing it again, and it might not be for another year, but I’m going to do it. “I will probably try to get some financial business backing to help me out because I was doing it entirely on my own.” The concert was intended to be the first in the 2012 Blues Jazz Concert Series at the theatre, complete with bar service. Thorne says she is currently assessing her finances to see where Slapback Productions might go forward with future productions. The concert was advertised in print and radio for eight weeks in 100 Mile and Williams Lake, Thorne notes, as well as having posters and a website to promote

the concert. “People need to realize when you are bringing in a name like Barney Bentall, they have to buy their tickets before the last two weeks.” After only 46 out of 270 tickets available were sold by March 5,

Thorne says she met with the agent and decided to pull the plug due to a lack of production finances. Those who did buy tickets can call Thorne at 250-7915614 to arrange a time and place to pick up their refund.


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100 Mile Red Cross Medical Equipment Loans Service, a division of the Canadian Red Cross, is in need of Volunteers. The service provides those in need with a short-term loan of medical equipment. We need volunteers with two to four hours a week of spare time to be on hand to loan out the equipment.

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Obituaries ROSNER


Marlene (nee Cadieux)

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June 7, 1948 - February 6, 2012 Marlene passed away in her sleep at her home in 100 Mile House, B.C. She is survived by her two daughters: Melanie Girvan of Lethbridge, Alta. and Shelley Steele of Toronto, Ont.; three grandaughters: Kelsey, Alexandra, and Charlotte; and two grandsons: Grayson and Nathanael. Marlene was active politically and did much volunteering in the community. Marlene’s love of animals and advocacy on their behalf was a large part of her life. Donations to your local animal shelter or BCSPCA in her name are appreciated. Cremation by request, a private family service will be held at a later date. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family at

Passed away peacefully, at home, Feb. 21st, 2012 at the age of 53. He was predeceased by his mother, Iris Wilcox. Left to mourn him are: his father, Terry (June) Wilcox; his brother, Walter (Nicky) Wilcox; his sisters: Ruth (Roy) Tanner and Gail (Mark) Ellison. Jim was born and raised in the Cariboo. He loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting, and time spent with his dogs, Chico and Buck. He had a great sense of humour and enjoyed his life to the fullest. Jim will be missed, in a special way, by each and every one of his family and friends. No service by request. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family at



CONGRATULATES all the winners and nominees of this year’s


Eleanor Nicoll

Business of the Year CENTURY HOME HARDWARE Community Living Award CANADA SAFEWAY Customer Service CENTURY HOME HARDWARE Entrepreneur of the Year CARINA KRAHN (The Log House, Easy Go Ranch) Go Green LARRY McCREA LAW CORP Greatest Improvement GOLD TRAIL RECYCLING Home-Based Business SIMPLE ELEGANCE PHOTOGRAPHY Newsmaker of the Year COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM New Business FIREHOUSE DINER Non-Profit Organization CARIBOO FAMILY ENRICHMENT CENTRE People’s Choice K9 PACK PALS South Caribooster LAC LA HACHE COMMUNITY CLUB

Andrew May 12, 1935 - Feb. 26, 2012 No more pain or sorrow. Andrew was born in Scotland and passed away peacefully in 100 Mile House, B.C. He is survived by his loving children: daughter Sue Gunn (Bob), his three sons: Alfred (Holly), John (Colleen), and Gordon (Cindy); grandkids: Andrea, Andrew, Lindsey, Jason, and Jackson; as well as great-grandkids Seth, Emma, Travis and Kaitlyn. You are missed by all of us and forever loved. A memorial service honouring the late Andrew Millar will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family at

Love Lives On Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, far as long as there is memory, they’ll live on in the heart.

Ralph Armand Ralph Armand Doucette of Kamloops B.C. passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 81 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife Marie, children Kathy Robinson of Abbotsford B.C., Darlene (Dave) McTavish of Elliot Lake, Ont., Angela (Joe) Batalha of 108 Mile Ranch, B.C., and Clifford (Claudette) Furrer of Kamloops; grandchildren Lezley, Ryan (Melissa), Jamie (Sammie), Billy, Jessica, Sarah (Ryan), Micah and Caleb; great grandchildren Cienna, Gaberiel and Brayden; brothers Fred and Joe, sister Louise, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Alcid, mother Lena, brothers Lionel “Leo” and Lucien “Luke”, sisters Dorales, Deanna and MaryJane, and his first wife, Joan. Ralph was born in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver at the age of 13. At 15 he worked with the Deep Sea Merchant Marine where he travelled to many ports around the world. He also worked on steamships up the coast to Alaska. In 1950 Ralph married Joan and together they had two daughters, Kathy and Darlene. During this time he began operating a Gradall. Ralph often commented, “You could do anything you wanted if you had an imagination.” He was also passionate about flying his airplane, a love that began at an early age. In 1989 Ralph met Marie and it was love at first touch. They shared many happy years fishing at many lakes around B.C. Ralph also enjoyed travelling to Yuma, Arizona. And, always a highlight of his summer, was the time he spent at Christina Lake with his nieces and nephews. Ralph will be dearly missed by his family and friends. The family would like to offer special thanks to Dr. Dong and Kamloops Hospice. Memorial donations in Ralph’s memory may be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9, if friends so desire. The Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Kamloops Evangelical Free Church, 1132 8th St., with Guy Doucette officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be emailed to the family from


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Hockey shirts and committee reps CRD BRIEFS Following are the board highlights from the Feb. 17 Cariboo Regional District (CRD) meeting: Wrangler support A recommendation by the South Cariboo Joint Committee for the purchase of $400 for CRD logo advertising on T-shirts to support the 100 Mile House Wranglers Junior B Hockey Club Society was also endorsed by the board. The special project funding will be divided equally between Electoral Areas G, H, and L for logo sponsorship on the “Admit One” T-shirts, in order to support the society in its quest to establish a Junior B Hockey team

in 100 Mile House. Director appointments The board endorsed several committee appointments as recommended by the South Cariboo Rural Directors Caucus. Area L Director Bruce Rattray will be the CRD’s representative to the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce and the South Cariboo C o m m u n i t y Foundation Working Group. Area H Director

Margo Wagner will participate on the South Cariboo Sustainability Committee. Rattray, Wagner and Area G Director Al Richmond are all appointed to the South Cariboo Recreation Users Group. NCLGA nomination Trustees will nominate 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall as president of the North Central Local Government Association

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(NCLGA), says Richmond. “Mitch has served us on the NCLGA for about three years now, and he’s worked himself up to being first vice-president.” The board supported Campsall when he ran for first vice-president, and the natural

next step is president. However, Richmond notes the position still requires a local government nomination and an election process. “The AGM is being held in 100 Mile this year and we’re nominating [the mayor] as president.”



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M N214132 MLS A PERFECT TRAVEL DESTINATION! This property is directly across the road and oonly a two minute walk from one of Green Lake's sandy beaches. This outstanding ffamily lake located about 13 kms (8 miles) East of 70 Mile House and is approximately 5 hours from Vancouver. The South Cariboo area offers opportunities to m sshop at local artisans, restaurants, stores, pubs and many year round recreational aactivities such as fishing, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, ice fishing, dog ssledding, snowmobiling, skiing (both cross-country and downhill) and snow shoeiing! L-6024 $249,000 Lone Butte DH

MLS N215832 4 BEDROOM HOME IN THE TRAVELLER'S TRAILER PARK. Well maintained & great location. Large private & fully fenced end site. 1000+ sf feet. Walking distance to all amenities. All appliances included. Motivated vendor. L-6040 $49,000 100 Mile House TC

MLS N213557 TAKE A LOOK! Nice mobile in nicest park in town. 924 square foot 2 bedroom home in Scenic Place. Well kept, well priced, what else is there. Call to view. L-5744 $54,900 100 Mile House MWW


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MLS N211313 PERFECT INVESTMENT! Currently tenanted 1 bdrm, 1 bthrm condo in strata building in 100 Mile House. Close to shopping and all amenities. Completely managed building so you have zero worries! Have a look, this one could be what you're looking for! L-5912 $67,000 100 Mile House GJ/MJ

MLS N212707 LOOKING FOR A NEAT AND TIDY, TOTALLY UPDATED, AFFORDABLE PLACE TO CALL HOME? This manufactured home comes fully loaded with new laminate flooring, nice appliances, a large soaker bathtub and shower, skylights in kitchen and bathroom, pellet stove in the livingroom. A new 320sqft addition is currently used for storage/workshop and could be easily converted into additional living space like a 3rd bedroom or a family room. This delightful home is in immaculate condition and is ready for you to come and take a look! L-5976 $69,900 103 Mile House GJ/MJ

MLS N210132 SMALL BUT MIGHTY. Great little 2 story home on concrete foundation, hidden away in the woods and overlooking a treed valley. This is the perfect spot to get away and rejuvenate from the of city life, traffic and blah blah. Priced sharp and with vendor motivated, this excellent 1 acre view lot (which allows for horses), will be a great buy for the right folks, and a good start for your creative finishing ideas. Has power and phone to the home, water to hydrant on property, composting toilet, septic possible, gas at the lot line. A great opportunity here. Call for more details! L-5863 $79,000 108 Mile Ranch DH

MLS N211094 LOOKING FOR A PRIVATE GETAWAY? This cabin is situated at the end of the street, tucked back in the trees and surrounded by miles of Crown land. Access to Sulphurous and Deka Lakes is possible and near by over Crown land borders two sides of this property. Great little A-frame cabin with two bedrooms in the loft and an antique cook stove in the kitchen and a great outdoor area with storage sheds, horse shoe pits and a great BBQ area. L-5896 $79,000 Deka Lake MG/AD

MLS N214634 12.89 ACRES. 2 bedroom family home, large shop and greenhouse, and other additional outbuildings. All at this great price. Located at 59 Mile, this unique property needs a handyman to fix up the home and clean up the property. Drilled well, septic system and electricity all connected. Property has some fencing and is treed, could be your perfect hobby farm. Access to Hwy 97 and situated halfway between 70 Mile and Clinton. All offers are subject to final court approval. L-6021 $79,000 59 Mile GJ/MJ

MLS N215256 PERFECT IN TOWN RETIREMENT PACKAGE! This immaculately kept 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile sitting in Scenic Place has ideal one level living concept. Open kitchen with a maple cupboard space, bright skylights, and nice finishing throughout. Large master bedroom has a bright ensuite and large walk-in closet. Easy walk-in shower in the main bath is perfect for seniors. Professionally built carport and sundeck in the back. Enjoy town living in a safe and comfortable community. L-6035 $89,000 100 Mile House GJ/MJ

MLS N215884 THIS BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED 2 BDRM & 2 BATH MOBILE HOME with addition has to be seen to be appreciated! This totally updated home is located in the quiet Park Place Estates at 103 Mile and is only a 5 minute drive from town. This rebuilt home features beautiful new kitchen and bathrooms, all new heating, plumbing and electrical. A new roof and additional insulation to keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Meticulous workmanship throughout! Two small sheds used as storage and workshop in the back. This mobile borders community green space in the back. Motivated sellers! Call to view today! L-6011 $89,900 100 Mile House GJ/MJ

MLS N205284 RENOVATED 2 BEDROOM HOME IN CLINTON. Well designed home is a great starter or retirement home with room on lot for expansion. Many renovations include: upgraded electrical, new plumbing and hot water tank, new roof 2008 (on house and garage), new counter tops and backsplash, new N/G fireplace, countertops and backsplash, new flooring, and freshly painted inside andout. All appliances new within last few years. Small car garage or 20x14 workshop and 2 storage sheds. Beautiful views of Regconn Park. Location, location! Move-in ready! All reasonable offers will be considered. L-5678 $99,995 Clinton TC

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FEATURE LISTING MLS N215734 0.87 ACRE LOT WITH 1100 SF HOME located in the 108 Mile Ranch. Home has open flo or plan with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Good size master with large 4 pc ensuite. I f you are looking for a bargain in the 108 then this is the one for you. L-5939 $109,900 108 Mile Ranch MWW/WW

MLS N210886 WELL BUILT HOME IN THE 108, lots of potential. 4 bedroom basement entry home on 0.7 acre lot ready for your ideas. If you are looking for a home to put your finishing touches on this could be it. Currently listed under assessed value. Schedule "A" applies, all offers are subject to court approval. L-5879 $124,900 108 Mile Ranch MWW

Mel Grahn MLS N208808 SMALL HOUSE ON 14.2 ACRES fully updated inside about 5 years ago. Overlooks meadows and pasture fenced but open to adjoining 20 acre property at 6979 Inman Rd. Affordable package with 2 titles if purchase together. Exceptional value. Subject to probate. L-5810 $114,000 Lone Butte DH

MLS N210015 NICE AND NEAT well-maintained home in the Seniors Garden Complex. Fenced, sunny yard. 5 appliances (fridge is less than 1 year old) included. Nice practical lay-out, and easy to access setting. Small pets allowed. L-5384 $119,500 100 Mile House BH

MLS N215153 AN AFFORDABLE 3 BEDROOM HOME on over an acre lot only 5 minutes to 100 Mile House, perfect for 1st time buyers or someone downsizing. Comes with a small shop and fenced yard. Well worth a look. Easy to show. L-6031 $120,000 100 Mile House BH

MLS N211435 NICELY MAINTAINED 3 BEDROOM HOME on large level 'city' lot. Short walk to town. Open living room/ kitchen design. 2 extra sheds out back, for storage or studio. Excellent tenants. Good investment property. L-5918 $119,000 100 Mile House FR

explore… the back country on a circle tour to Canim and Mahood Falls in Wells Gray Provincial Park

MLS N215346 WHERE TO START? ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A MAGICAL KINGDOM ... waterfront, acreage, complete privacy, 3000 square foot quality residence, 3 car garage, shop, barn, guest accommodation, all set up for horses — and 10 minutes to town! Like Royalty, swim in your own lake (one other rec. home on the lake) then take your horses or ATV/skidoo for a ride on the miles of adjacent Crown land, tthen come home and warm up in the sauna, and when you must work, 10 minutes ttakes you to downtown 100 Mile House with all of its amenities and services. This is an absolutely unique property and is priced well below the sellers investment. PPlease request a comprehensive package of information and photos from the listing agent. I expect to see you soon! L-6039 $749,000 100 Mile House MG

MLS N203404 SELLER MOTIVATED!! Lovely updated 2 bedroom home with some recent updates. Perfect starer home or ideal for downsizing. This charming bungalow has been well cared for and offers peace and quiet only minutes from town! New fridge and stove, new laminate flooring and fresh paint make this the ideal move- in-and-fall-in-lovewith home. Bringing you to Green and Watch Lakes in only 15 minutes this is a must see! QUICK POSSESSION! L-5601 $129,000 93 Mile House MJ/GJ

MLS N199338 MUST BE SEEN!! Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home on almost one acre! Great starter, family or retirement home with a lovely view of pond and fields. New sundeck, water softener, hot water tank, new washer/dryer and stove and fully fenced. L-4905 $159,000 100 Mile House TC MLS N211657 VERY PRIVATE. Nice little rancher in the 108 Mile Ranch. Well set back from the road for privacy with green belt on two sides - as private as it gets! L-5927 $129,000 108 Mile Ranch MG/AD

MLS N213476 COZY HOME SET ON 17 ACRES. Fully subdividable to 3 parcels!! 1800 sq. ft. total on 2 floors...3 bedrooms in all and large family room down.huge deck to enjoy the sunshine and wildlife with large garage under deck. Open country kitchen/living area gives a roomy feeling to this home. This would be a great purchase for a handyman or someone wanting a fix me upper! Privacy is yours here. L-5995 $132,200 87 Mile Loop MW

MLS N209880 HOME WITH SHOP. 3 bedroom mftd home on Canim Hendrix Rd. on just over 1 acre. Property is level and has a wired 12'x14' shop. Laminate flooring throughout this well cared for home. Could be fitting for a young family or a couple looking to downsize. Easy access to the main road and only 10 minutes to town! Elementary school, store, and post is only a short drive away. Come have a look, this just might be what your looking for! L-5844 $139,000 Forest Grove GJ/MJ

MLS N215422 RUSTIC 2 BEDROOM LOG CABIN ON 19 PRIVATE AND FENCED ACRES north of Lac la Hache. Home has had some recent updates and will need finishing. Open floor plan on main with kitchen, dining & living room and 2 large bedrooms upstairs. A unique wood stove keeps the place warm & cozy. The property is fenced & crossfenced, and there are heated water troughs for animals. Outbuildings are a solid 24x42 open barn, great for hay storage, 16x16 storage shed/tack room, a 12x14 wood shed. Property on a slope but levels out in the midsection and borders a small meadow in the back. With some TLC this could be a great place to enjoy the endless possibilities the Cariboo Country has to offer. L-5985 $159,000 Lac la Hache GJ/MJ

MLS N215124 WELL MAINTAINED HOME IN A GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD. Only 15 minutes from town and on over half an acre while only minutes to Horse Lake. Use the wood stove for heat, or the gas furnace. Big deck and yard to enjoy the outdoors. L-6029 $159,900 100 Mile House MG/AD

MLS N212527 CHARACTER 3 BEDROOM FARM HOUSE on a beautiful 6.45 acres - two separate lots - just 5 minutes south of 100 Mile House and backing onto Crown land with miles of recreational trails. This holding has a huge barn, workshop, storage buildings, chicken house, two wells, pasture as well as fruit trees and substantial healthy fir timber. Want to have a nice little hobby farm? Why not sell off one of the lots of build on it and sell the other? Priced to sell - $50,000 below assessment! Don't miss this opportunity. L-5965 $169,000 100 Mile House MG/AD

MLS N212325 5 YEAR OLD HOME SITTING ON 2.66 ACRES (2 titles) just minutes to the beautiful Canim Lake. Neat and tidy home with 2 bedrms and 1 bath on main floor and unfinished basement with plumbing for an additional bath below. Propane heat and hot water tank. This property is very private and offers a nature lover peace and quiet. Approx. 50 KM's to 100 Mile House. Additional woodshed and storage shed on the property. Have a look at this property, this could be what your looking for. L-5957 $169,000 Canim Lake MJ/GJ

MLS N193729 BUY NOW!!! THREE BEDROOM FULL BASEMENT HOME WITHIN 6 MINUTES OF TOWN, separate dining room, covered deck, single garage and large fully landscaped and fenced yard. Drive by then call Wayne to view!!!! L-5155 $179,000 103 Mile House WW





Michelle Jongbloets

MLS N215285 WOW! THIS SPOTLESS 1700+ SQUARE FOOT RANCHER sitting on 20 usable acres is waiting to be enjoyed! Modern home is well constructed with 2 bedrooms, 1 large bath, oak kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a family room perfect for crowds. Large vinyl windows throughout the whole house, some 10 ft ceilings, and built in finishings to suit all of your needs. Approx. 3 acres are zoned M3-3 (Industrial), so you have the ability to run a family business right off of the property. Shop and industrial zone have separate gated access. Great road exposure and only 10 minutes to town! Large double attached carport, 16'9x10' storage shed and fantastic 28x40 shop for business or pleasure. This is the package you have been waiting for! L-6036 $339,000 Lone Butte GJ/MJ

MLS N215722 LOVELY MOBILE HOME COMES WITH ADDITION TO TOTAL 1605 SPACIOUS SQUARE FEET with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths plus 380 square foot covered deck. Detached workshop and greenhouse are a bonus! Home has large kitchen/dining area with built-in china hutch, skylites and is open to sunken family room addition. 3rd bedroom and hobby/utility room. All this on a sunny 1.17 acre property only 5 minutes to Horse Lake and 15 minutes to all amenities of downtown 100 Mile House. L-6045 $187,000 100 Mile House MW

MLS N210947 COZY 3 BDRM FULL BSMT HOME 5 MINS. TO TOWN. Partly renovated 3 bdrm bsmt suite. Property is beautifully treed and private from the road. Would make a perfect investment, rental project or family starter home! L-5890 $199,500 Horse Lake WW

MLS N215172 MOVE IN READY! Many updates professionally done in recent years like new roof, new windows, new deck, hardwood flooring, water softener, new doors, large storage shed and much more. Spacious open concept living room, dining room, and kitchen with fantastic vaulted pine ceilings. Natural gas fireplace adds for extra comfort. 2 spacious bedrooms and 4 piece main bath. 0.68 acre property borders the pipeline for extra privacy. Situated on a perfect lot with access to the valley and miles of walking trails directly across the road. Have a look at this well priced package and make an offer! L-6034 $179,000 108 Mile Ranch GJ/MJ

MLS N214187 ONLY 300' FROM THE SHORES OF LAC LA HACHE over an unmarked and quiet public access to the water. This 2 bedroom home is very nice inside with an updated kitchen and paint and the new furnace and insulation will help to keep heating costs low. Bright and open kitchen and dining area and a separate large living room. Large fully fenced backyard for privacy or to keep the dogs in. This is a great all around package and perfect for summer or year round living. L-6008 $179,900 Lac la Hache MG/AD

What about a tour?

Join one of our local guides for an ATV trip, a fly-fishing tour or lesson, or perhaps a birding tour? Think about a visit to the galleries and studios of the many artists and artisans living and working in the South Cariboo. If log homes are of interest to you, let us arrange a tour for you with one of our many log home manufacturers.

MLS N210949 WELL MAINTAINED HOME AT THE 108 RANCH ON 0.64 ACRE just across the road from the Walker Valley. Open kitchen/livingroom/eating area. 20 x 14 sundeck to enjoy the view. Recent renovations include roof, woodstove and chimney pipes in 2007. In Feb, 2011 the seller installed a new water softener, R/O and washer and dryer. Easy to show, lets go look!! L-5889 $185,000 108 Mile Ranch BH



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MLS N211964 WHAT A VIEW. Cute and cozy. Take a drive by this totally renovated 2 bdrm, full bsmt home on spacious corner lot. Almost 1000 sq. ft. up. Wrap around deck, hot tub area, nicely landscaed and fenced yard. Don't miss the view. Overlooking 100 Mile and see the Cariboo Mtns. L-5943 $199,500 100 Mile House WW

MLS N214230 NICELY UPDATED INSIDE AND OUT this 2 bedroom home is a bargain with nothing left to do but enjoy. A large lot at 0.86 acres with a huge backyard and gardens out front. Too many features to list inside from the hardwood flooring in the living room and bedrooms, to the wood burning stove, to new windows and updated bathrooms and kitchen. Come and have a look, you wont be disappointed. L-6007 $199,900 108 Mile Ranch MG/AD

MLS N212342 LOOKING FOR 1 LEVEL LIVING IN TOWN? This could be the place for you! Great location within city limits and only minutes from the hospital this is a great home for either retirement or a first time buyer. Well laid out with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and a nice open layout - well worth a look! L-5959 $199,900 100 Mile House MG/ AD

MLS N215678 5 BEDROOM, 3 BATH FAMILY HOME ONLY MINUTES TO 108 MILE BEACH. 3 bedrooms on main floor, good size master bedroom with ensuite, rustic Quebec Oak hardwood floors, nice kitchen/dining area with sliding glass doors to patio. Basement has 2 more bedrooms plus a den, needs some finishing and a few updates. Home sits on a sunny 0.7 acre lot. Lots of potential. L-5872 $199,900 108 Mile Ranch MWW





FEATURE LISTING MLS N208712 LOVELY 108 RANCHER. New roof! 2 bdrm and 1 bath rancher with attached 23x28 carport and detached 24x24 insulated and heated garage on 0.53 ac landscaped and partly fenced property in 108 Mile Ranch. Bright and cheerful kitchen with nook, laminate flooring throughout for easy up-keep and sliding glass doors onto a sunny deck out front to enjoy the summer BBQ's. The heated garage comes in very handy for all the projects during the winter time and your parking and storage needs. Parking for your RV next to the garage. Call for more information today. L-5804 $199,900 108 Mile Ranch GJ/MJ

MLS N214452 WHAT A GREAT PACKAGE! 2005 modular home on 6.8 private acres in the Horse Lake area. Bright & cheerful home with open floor plan, 2 bdrms & 1 bath. Terraced deck in the back to enjoy the afternoon sun. Brand new drilled well & an engineered septic system. Large open meadow at the back of the property & also a huge well-built 2 sided storage building. Located at a no-thru road in quiet neighbourhood & within 10 mins to town. Neighbouring home on 6.8 ac also for sale (on MLS). Both properties could make a nice package for extended family to live close together. L-6017 $219,000 100 Mile House GJ/MJ

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M N207371 MLS REDUCED BY OVER $65,000! Fully rented and renovated 4-plex just minutes out of t own. R Great location with over an acre backing onto Crown Land with access to tra ils to Horse G LLake or town. Two - 3 bedroom suites and two - 2 bedroom suites, rent them all or live in oone while the other suites pay your mortgage. All the units have been updated and are in ggreat shape. L-5743 $410,000 100 Mile House MG/AD


MLS N206185 IMMEDIATE POSSESSION WITH THIS IMMACULATE AND BEAUTIFULLY UPGRADED FAMILY HOME. 3 bedrooms up and lots more room in full basement. This is only 10 minutes to town and 5 minutes to Horse Lake School. Recent upgrades include authentic hardwood flooring, carpeting, fresh paint and new kitchen and bath tile floors. This home is decorated with the best of taste. Just move in and enjoy. The work has been done for you!! Bonus is this level property is "like a park" L-5705 $219,000 100 Mile House MW

MLS N207836 $1500 BONUS TO THE BUYER! Delightful 3 bdrm & 2 bath rancher on beautifully landscaped, level & fenced lot in 108 Mile Ranch. Interior is tastefully decorated, with nice finishing & there is lots of sunshine & light through the Southern exposure in the back ya rd. Attached carport could be easily be closed into a garage. A $1500 bonus to the buyer at the time of completion is available and could help making this the right home for you. Call for more details today! L-5770 $219,000 108 Mile Ranch GJ/MJ

MLS N215789 OLDER DUPLEX PLUS IN 100 MILE HOUSE close to shopping and recreation. Consists of two storey, five bedroom full basement home with two bathrooms and two ensuites, plus a three bedroom with basement suite, all on a double lot. On village sewer and water. Older building but good revenue, 24 hour notice required. L-6046 $219,000 100 Mile House RK

MLS N211326 PROJECT FOR THE HANDYMAN! Unfinished log home structure (28x25) with loft on 5 acres. Detached workshop (45x28) has been renovated and is being used as living quarters, including bathroom and a wood stove. Drilled well produces 4 g/min. Metal storage container 20x10 with roof. Fenced garden area. Property is mostly level and is located only 15 minutes south of 100 Mile House in an area of nice homes. Come and have a look. L-5915 $219,000 Lone Butte FR

Shopping & Dining Do a tour of Arts & Crafts stores in the area, hunt for antiques or just browse through the many unique stores and shops in the South Cariboo. Treat yourself to lunch or dinner in one of the many restaurants and eateries, all with their own special touch.

MLS N EXCELLENT STARTER HOME! 3 level split with 3 bdrms up and large family room down. Open kitchen/ livingroom, vaulted ceilings, fenced yard, and double car garage. Nicely treed. Quick occupancy. L-5818 $219,500 108 Ranch WW

MLS N209310 THIS WELL BUILT 1440 SQFT. HOME AT 105 MILE IS GREAT FOR THE LARGE FAMILY. 3 bedrooms (possibly 4) and 3 bathrooms with thermo windows and high efficiency heat compliment this home. Also a full unfinished basement. Zoning allows horses. Panoramic views of the 105 Hills. Attached garage. Includes fridge, stove, dishwasher and ride on lawnmower. Worth a look. L-5824 $229,000 100 Mile House RC


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MLS N215322 PRIVATE SETTING FOR THIS OLDER 2 TO 3 BEDROOM RANCHER, could be 3 bedrooms easy by adding a closet to one room. Kitchen, living, dining and family rooms are all open, giving a cozy but spacious feeling. Close to town and complete with a beautiful 2 acre property partly fenced for animals, complete with large barn with loft and big shop. Immediate occupancy here, home is waiting for new owners! Easy to show. L-5969 $229,000 100 Mile House MW

MLS N215612 JUST BACK FROM THE LAKE THIS IS THE PERFECT PACKAGE FOR RETIREMENT OR FOR WEEKEND GETAWAYS. Over an acre and fully fenced this 2 bedroom plus den rancher is situated a short 3 minute walk from the waters of Sheridan Lake. Nicely laid out floor plan with open concept kitchen and living room with a wood stove or electric furnace for heat. The master bedroom features a large walkin closet and 4 pc ensuite. Outside has power, water and even a sani-dump so you are all set up for visitors. Definitely worth a look! L-6041 $229,000 Bridge Lake, MG/AD

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MLS N216055 SPACIOUS EXECUTIVE HOME in a fabulous location overlooking the 108 Lake and only a few steps to the greenbelt trails and the lake. A short walk to the riding stable, cross country skiing and a great restaurant. Lovely lake view from master bedroom, living room and sundecks. Huge master bedroom with a large full ensuite, walkin closet and balcony. This south facing 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has teak wood cabinets, Jennaire range, built-in vacuum, wet bar in rec room, floor to ceiling rock fireplace in living room, 19x25 sundeck, a 400 amp electrical service ro aand a new roof installed in May 2010. All rooms are spacious with many teak wood built-ins in the total living area of 3512 sq ft home. 3 car garage/workshop and a 2 bay carport. All this on th 1.26 ac lot. L-6052 $310,000 108 Mile Ranch BH

MLS N210594 SPACIOUS AND IMMACULATE 3 BEDROOM RANCHER in town. Walking distance to schools and all amenities including bus. Wide hallways in this home will accommodate a wheelchair. Home has large livingroom and seperate dining room with sliding glass doors to a sunny backyard. This home has been exceptionally well maintained and offers immediate occupancy. 6x8 storage shed in yard as well. L-5877 $239,000 100 Mile House MW

MLS N208840 GORGEOUS 3 BEDROOM MODULINE ONLY 4 YEARS OLD on a lovely, level landscaped lot at the 108 Mile Ranch. Open floor plan with eating bar and separate eating area. Lots of cupboards in the kitchen. This newer home has lots of extras. Skylights,built in vacuum, hardy board exterior, and fully fenced with gate at the driveway. There is a 200 amp service. Large master bedroom with soaker tub and walk-in closet. Workshop wired, 2 carports and a garden shed round out the outbuildings. Don't miss out on this lovely home. L-5812 $239,000 108 Mile Ranch BH MLS N211862 COZY LOG COTTAGE ON AN AMAZING WALKER VALLEY VIEW LOT. This home has been used as a vacation home for the family and now it's time for a new family! Open living concept on the main floor for kitchen, dining room and living room. Lots of windows and deck to enjoy the wildlife and view. Walker Valley offers year round recreation right at your back door. Three bedrooms down with walkout to the greenbelt and valley. Adjoining lot is owned by same family and can be purchased separately then giving over an acre of privacy and enjoyment. L-5935 $229,000 108 Ranch MW

MLS N209083 ON THE FISHING HIGHWAY. Cute and cozy year round home close to Bridge Lake on the "Fishing Highway" Highway 24, beautifully treed and private. 2 bedrooms and 3 baths. Large deck with a view. Bright open plan. L-5656 $230,000 Bridge Lake BH

MLS N212643 VERY NICE AND WELL MAINTAINED 4 BEDROOM, 3 bath family home. Recent renovations include: indoor painting, new light fixtures, re-insulation of roof and basement, new curtains. Two extra large attached garage/workshop/storage. Whatever you want to use it for. Property is beautifully landscaped and sunny. Only five minutes drive to 100 Mile and school bus stops right across the street. This on is a must see. L-5972 $239,000 103 Mile House FR

MLS N212701 HOME WITH A GREAT VIEW - 2 bedroom home on the 108 Ranch with a view over the 108 Lake and to the mountains beyond. This older home has been totally redone from inside to outside with new roof, re-insulated, paint, appliances and landscaping. Double garage and workshop, 2 decks, paved driveway and ensuite with soaker tub. This home needs nothing in the way of repairs or upgrades. Just move in and enjoy. Dry crawl space with headroom for storage, home has been re-insulated and has very low Hydro costs and a fully approved, professionally installed wood burning glass-front air-tight heater. Natural gas at the side of the house if you prefer. Easy to show. L-5975 $239,000 108 Mile Ranch RK

MLS N214377 FAMILY HOME ON QUIET ACREAGE. 11.1 sunny acres 7 minutes South of 100 Mile House in quiet neighbourhood. 3000+ square foot home offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with unfinished basement. Bright kitchen with plenty of cupboards and built in breakfast nook, large living room with hardwood flooring and good size master bedroom with ensuite and attached covered sun room. Large attached double garage with ample room for parking and storage as well as a functional barn and some fencing. Great home at an affordable price. All offers subject to final court approval. L-6014 $249,000 Lone Butte GJ/MJ

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MLS N214132 A PERFECT TRAVEL DESTINATION! This property is directly across the road and only a two minute walk from one of Green Lake's sandy beaches. This outstanding family lake located about 13 kms (8 miles) East of 70 Mile House and is approximately 5 hours from Vancouver. The South Cariboo area offers opportunities to shop at local artisans, restaurants, stores, pubs and many year round recreational activities such as fishing, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, ice fishing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, skiing (both cross-country and downhill) and snow shoeing! L-6024 $249,000 Lone Butte DH

MLS N215590 PRIME WATCH LAKE WATERFRONT AT A GREAT PRICE. 2 bedroom recreational cabin with wood heat and natural gas. Has well and septic, nice pathway down to the water. This is your ideal recreational getaway. Priced well below any other waterfront on the street so act now. L-5851 $249,900 Lone Butte MWW

MLS N213478 IDEAL HOBBY FARM. 3 bedroom rancher only 10 minutes from 100 Mile House. Property is fenced and x-fenced making this an ideal spot for a hobby farm. Gentle rolling land with large outbuildings and animal shelters. Must be seen to be appreciated. L-5996 $250,000 Lone Butte BH

MLS N213904 WELL BUILT LOG HOME ON THE 108 RANCH, nice sundeck out the back, log staircase leads to spacious master bedroom upstairs with large jetted whirlpool tub and huge walk in closet. Nice level lot, fully fenced, new appliances and new mid efficiency furnace and computerized water softener. Owner occupied, easy to show, quick possession possible. L-6004 $255,000 108 Mile Ranch RK



MLS N205490 PRISTINE PIECE OF PARADISE 30 MINUTES TO 100 MILE HOUSE. 14.30 acres with 2 bedroom plus den house and a beautiful 24x40 workshop for your work or hobby needs. Home features 4 skylights plus commercial grade windows with wooden shutters. A truly unique home on a magnificent piece of property. L-5789 $260,000 Forest Grove FR

MLS N208269 WELL BUILT AND NICELY MAINTAINED THREE BEDROOM, 1-1/2 BATHROOM, LOG HOME AT THE 108 MILE RANCH. 1,240 square feet on main floor, plus full unfinished basement. Nicely landscaped 0.71 acres, close to school and shopping centre and Highway access. The 108 is well known for it's beautiful golf and fishing. Extensive trail system for hiking and biking. Newer roof. Carport. Wood stove in living room in addition to natural gas heat. Good size master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in closet. L-5572 $269,000 108 Mile Ranch FR

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MLS N203982 LIVE IN THE MAIN HOUSE OR ADD RENT INCOME TO THIS GREAT REVENUE PROPERTY. Extensive recent renovations on this property should provide years of service with little further investment. $31,800 gross potential revenue. L-5638 $279,000 Lac la Hache AD

MLS N214700 GORGEOUS LAKEFRONT SETTING with this 1400 square foot home or cabin comes with 400 square foot deck overlooking Lac la Hache. 2 bedrooms with a den that could make 3rd bedroom. Kitchen/dining area is open to living room with vaulted ceilings and newer windows to enjoy the fabulous view. Some upgrades have already been done including new laminate flooring. Large 600 plus square foot workshop/garage outside is wired in one section and has parking in another — could also be guest house. This setting offers yearround recreation — fabulous fishing, ice fishing, boating and water skiing and only a 20 minute drive Mt. Timothy Ski Hill. Enjoy your summers and winters at this lovely spot. This home is priced to sell. L-6023 $289,900 Lac la Hache MW

MLS N210447 CUTE 2 BEDROOM HOME on roughly 130 acres only 15 minutes from town. Great property for hobby farm, owner says great water, 2 hydro services on the property, a spring fed pond, 7 different pastures for the horses, and a riding arena already in place. L-5635 $279,000 Buffalo Creek AD/MG MLS N213475 WONERFUL HOME. Come take a look at this excellent family home. Situated on a low maintenance city lot, in a quiet cul-desac neighbourhood; this home is top notch inside. The owner is a professional and has done an immaculate job on the tiled bathrooms, quality flooring, renovated kitchen and new vinyl siding (within last five years). The downstairs has its own entry; bedroom with ensuite and roughed in plumbing for a wet bar/ kitchen; this would make a perfect area for extended family. Shopping, doctors, groceries, restaurants, entertainment, etc. are all within walking distance. L-5994 $269,900 100 Mile House BH

MLS N210881 QUAINT AND COZY! Take a look at this 3 storey log home on over 1 acre nicely treed/landscaped and fully fenced lot. Fully treed for privacy this 2 bdrm, 2 bathroom home offers large rec room in bsmt and open kitchen/living rm/dining rm on main floor. Vaulted ceilings and sundecks front and rear. L-5887 $294,900 Horse Lake WW MLS N210819 FANTASTIC 108 LOCATION WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS down the Walker Valley. This 3 bedroom home (easily 4 or 5 bedroom) has tons to offer, from the fantastic kitchen with vaulted ceilings and eating bar to the antique doors and cabinets. Don't just drive by come, and take a look, you'll be glad you did! L-5886 $285,000 108 Mile Ranch MG/AD

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MLS N214574 161 ACRES WITH SPRAWLING 3,600 SF HOME 20 minutes north east of Lac la Hache. Updated home with new flooring & paint throughout. 3 bedrooms, open and bright family room, large kitchen & 3 spacious bathrooms. Crown land borders 3 sides of this parcel allowing for endless trails to explore. 120x40 barn that could be used for livestock. Other large barn on property could be hay storage or fixed up for more animals. Endless possibilities for this unique package. Secluded property with 5 kms of road that would need to be maintained. This could be that perfect farm property that you were looking for! L-5942 $269,000 Lac la Hache MJ/GJ


MLS N213572 WELL PRICED WATERFRONT. Prime Watch Lake waterfront at a great price. 2 bedroom recreational cabin with wood heat and natural gas. Has well and septic, nice pathway down to the water. This is your ideal recreational getaway. Priced well below any other waterfront on the street so act now. L-5851 $257,900 Watch Lake MWW



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MLS N214453 LARGE 4 BEDROOM AND 2 BATHROOM FAMILY HOME tucked away on newly subdivided 6.8 acres property at the end of a no-thru road close to Horse Lake. Older home but solid built rancher offers lots of space for the busy family plus extra room for a home based business/indoor workshop. 600 hectare woodlot is attached to the property and could be sold with the home. Good sized barn and chicken house complete this great country package. Adjacent 6.8 acre property with a newer modular home also for sale. Just waiting for final approval of subdivision. L-6016 $295,000 100 Mile House GJ/MJ

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MLS N213311 LOVELY WELL KEPT FAMILY HOME. Four bedroom family home on the 108 Ranch, walking distance to school and shopping. This home is in excellent condition and tastefully decorated with a spacious nicely landscaped fenced backyard. Basement is fully finished with a lovely family room, well lit with windows in every room and walk out entrance to backyard and sundeck with hottub. All appliances stay, double attached garage is insulated, gate at back of property leads directly to the greenbelt with miles of trails to explore. New hot water tank and recently updated carpeting make this home very appealing. Natural gas fireplace in living room. Very reasonable monthly expense for hydro and natural gas. Easy to show. L-5990 $299,000 108 Mile Ranch RK


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MLS N210675 VERY NICE 3 YEAR OLD HOUSE IN UPSCALE ASPEN RIDGE neighbourhood. This 3 (easily 4) bedroom home features custom kitchen, vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring, 4 pc ensuite, full basement (partly finished), 3 bathrooms, fully fenced backyard, sundeck, new stainless steel appliances, double garage and paved driveway. All this within walking distance of all amenities. Home is immaculate move-in ready! Priced to sell!! L-5878 $318,800 100 Mile House TC

MLS N211705 NEW 3 BEDROOM, 3 BATH HOME with great view of Horse Lake, not far from lake access. Second kitchen in walk-out basement with possibility for in-law suite. Huge balcony/sundeck to take in the view. On municipal water system. Comes with all the appliances. This one is worth a look. L-5931 $308,888 Horse Lake FR

MLS N209610 THE CONVENIENCE OF TOWN LIVING WITH LOTS OF WOOD FINISHING TO KEEP that country feeling. Fantastic 3 bdrm, 2 bath home with very open living concept, large master bdrm above, and 2 full 4 pc bathrooms. Stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, beautiful solid wood bar and all of the accents to make you want to call this home! 3 sided wrap around deck with hottub and access to the landscaped lawn below. Great neighbourhood with newer homes. Call today and look at this one of a kind family home. L-5834 $329,000 100 Mile House GJ/MJ

M N4504759 MLS BE YOUR OWN BOSS. Thriving restaurant in the heart of Lone Butte with estabB llished clientele and good food. Owner is willing to help in takeover everything ggoes except personal items. Call listing salesman for more info. L-5827 $40,000 LLone Butte RC

MLS N214478 WELL MAINTAINED 4 BEDROOM, 3 BATH HOME ON 2.13 ACRES only 10 minutes from 100 Mile House in the beautiful Horse Lake area. Large country kitchen, separate dining room, vaulted ceiling in living room and a peek-a-boo view of Horse Lake. Fully finished basement. Separate shop/double garage (24x24) with concrete floor. Double carport. Paved driveway. This property is worth a look! L-6019 $299,000 Horse Lake FR

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MLS N215010 VERY NICE RENOVATED 2200 SQUARE FOOT 4 BEDROOM, TWO BATHROOM HOME IN THE 108 MILE RANCH. Home has an open concept layout, a bright new kitchen and bathrooms, new flooring throughout, new NG fireplace and new siding. Large family/rec room, great for family gatherings. Lovely level lot, in a nice area of the 108. Very close to school and shopping. Septic only a few years old. This is a great family home. Move in condition. L-6026 $304,900 108 Mile Ranch TC


MLS N213604 WHAT A LOCATION! A great private spot on a quiet street, this could be just what you are looking for ! Tons of work has been done here, new roof, new plumbing, insulation in the attic, all new high end windows. Open concept living room/kitchen is great for entertaining - wood heat to keep costs down. L-5999 $299,900 Lone Butte AD/MG

MLS N216055 SPACIOUS EXECUTIVE HOME in a fabulous location overlooking the 108 Lake and only a few steps to the greenbelt trails and the lake. A short walk to the riding stable, cross country skiing and a great restaurant. Lovely lake view from master bedroom, living room and sundecks. Huge master bedroom with a large full ensuite, walk-in closet and balcony. This south facing 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has teak wood cabinets, Jennaire range, built-in vacuum, wet bar in rec room, floor to ceiling rock fireplace in living room, 19x25 sundeck, a 400 amp electrical service and a new roof installed in May 2010. All rooms are spacious with many teak wood built-ins in the total living area of 3512 sq ft home. 3 car garage/workshop and a 2 bay carport. All this on 1.26 ac lot. L-6052 $310,000 108 Mile Ranch BH

MLS N214781 WONDERFUL 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH FAMILY HOME on 1.57 acres. This home is very comfort able, very nicely updated, and waiting for a new family to call it home. Brand new 40x32 detached workshop still needs to be finished, but all materials included. Property is a nice level acreage with lots of room for kids, pets or gardens. Great location in the desirable Horse Lake area. Priced to sell! Must be seen to be appreciated. L-6025 $329,000 100 Mile House TC






FEATURE LISTING MLS N211303 LOVELY HOME WITH SHOP ON 2.23 AC. Spacious, fully finished family home just minutes from town and complete with 1600 square foot custom built shop. All this on 2.23 acre property with adjoining 1.7 acre parcel for sale separately. Open country kitchen is perfect for entertaining. Lots of windows to enjoy the scenery and Southern exposure. Master has spacious ensuite. 2 to 3 bedrooms up with 2 more down. Large family/games room down makes this home complete.L-5910 $334,000 100 Mile House MW

MLS N210044 MODERN AND TASTEFUL WITH AMAZING HORSE LAKE VIEWS! This newely built home is ready for you to move in and enjoy the good life! With vaulted ceilings, high end appliances, silestone countertops , and tile flooring,you will feel as if there was no expense spared. 2 Bdrms and 1 Bath on the main in a very functional open living concept. Basement is framed and plumbed for an extra Bdrm, Bthrm, and family room as well as extra storage space. The 36' lake facing deck is great to entertain family and friends and to enjoy the many great views that complete this beautiful home. L-5813 $339,000 100 Mile House GJ/MJ

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MLS N203734 CUSTOM BUILT HOME WITH SHOP. IMMACULATE 4 YEAR OLD HOME AND WORKSHOP. Custom built - no corners cut. Home features two bedrooms, two bathrooms with a beautiful custom kitchen for the chef in the family and open living room with amazing vaulted ceilings and wall to wall windows. Hardwood and tile floors thoughout. Wood-burning stove heats entire home even on the coldest days. Master bedroom upstairs with W/I closet and 4 pce bath ensuite. Awesome detached 24x32 workshop that fits all the toys, with plenty of room to work. Fully fenced and landscaped. This home has been lovingly and meticulously cared for. A pleasure to show and would be a pleasure to call home! (Includes 2 yrs worth of chopped firewood). L-5628 $339,000 108 Mile Ranch TC

MLS N215285 WOW! THIS SPOTLESS 1700+ SQUARE FOOT RANCHER sitting on 20 usable acres is waiting to be enjoyed! Modern home is well constructed with 2 bedrooms, 1 large bath, oak kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a family room perfect for crowds. Large vinyl windows throughout the whole house, some 10 ft ceilings, and built in finishings to suit all of your needs. Approx. 3 acres are zoned M3-3 (Industrial), so you have the ability to run a family business right off of the property. Shop and industrial zone have separate gated access. Great road exposure and only 10 minutes to town! Large double attached carport, 16'9x10' storage shed and fantastic 28x40 shop for business or pleasure. This is the package you have been waiting for! L-6036 $339,000 Lone Butte GJ/MJ

MLS N214158 LAKEVIEW HOME! 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom fully finished basement home. Many updates in the last few years, including new windows, siding, decks and the roof was redone in 2007. 4 piece ensuite with separate shower, a wet bar off the living room and a bar area in the large games room downstairs. Check out this spacious home soon. Double garage 24x24, workshop 18x24 with underground wiring, greenhouse 14x24 and a 9x12 garden shed with a fenced garden area complete this special package. Perfect for yearround living in a great recreational area. The home is connected to city water and sewer and is across the road from Lac la Hache and only a short drive to Mt. Timothy. L-6032 $349,900 Lac la Hache BH

MLS N204863 38 ACRES OVERLOOKING BRADLEY CREEK VALLEY. This well built family style home overlooks Bradley Creek valley and hills. It is well finished, and has the open bright layout. There is a ground level entry through the secure double garage. It is set up for small and large livestock, on 38 acres, has direct access to Crown lands, Bradley Creek and Lang Lake Schoolhouse Provincial Park. All this and on the school bus route as well. L-4461 $349,000 Forest Grove MG/AD

M N215678 MLS 5 BEDROOM, 3 BATH FAMILY HOME ONLY MINUTES TO 108 MILE BEACH. 3 bbedrooms on main floor, good size master bedroom with ensuite, rustic Quebec Oak hardwood floors, nice kitchen/dining area with sliding glass doors to patio. O BBasement has 2 more bedrooms plus a den, needs some finishing and a few uupdates. Home sits on a sunny 0.7 acre lot. Lots of potential. L-5872 $199,900 108 Mile Ranch MWW

MLS N206978 UNIQUE! FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A HOBBY FARM WITH A CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PLAN STATUS. South facing fully developed 6 acres, comes with newer 2 bedroom open floor plan home, large barn/workshop, chicken coop, several outbuildings, excellent fenced and crossfenced Quiet and serene setting, Crown land access, walkways, block retaining walls and pavers. Great well 36 gpm. Only 20 minutes to town on paved road. Ready to take over — just move in and enjoy! L-5735 $365,900 Fawn Creek BH

MLS N YOU'VE GOTTA TAKE A LOOK!!! Nicely treed 32 acres with creek and and 1 year old almost 3500 sqft, 3 bedroom, 2 storey home. Main floor features cozy open country kitchen, custom cabinets/island, 2 bedrooms and SGD to wrap around exposed aggregate deck. 2nd floor features large recroom, sunny masterbedrooimwith walkin closet and 3 pce ensuite. Open breezeway to car garage/shop, partially fenced. All this within 20 minutes of twon. Call immediately for your private viewing. L-6009 $379,900 100 Mile House WW

MLS N210852 NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOBBY FARM! Check out this unique squeaky clean 3 bdrm home with cedar siding on 10 parklike acres only 10 minutes to 100 Mile House. Bright, open design with added sun room/library. Huge recreational room for entertaining. Covered sundeck facing the yard with round about driveway. Separate triple car garage with attached carport and workshop. The landscaped property with mature fir trees offers lots of room for your animals. Very special and priced right to sell! L-5974 $375,900 Forest Grove GJ

MLS N212121 A GOLFER'S DELIGHT. Amazing view from this well built home set overlooking 108 golf course and lake. Wall to Wall windows and newer addition give this home an open concept. 4 bedrooms down, 3 with walkout glass doors to lovelly 1.5 acre property. 3 bay garage to store cars and toys! lots of upgrades - a golfers delight! L-5952 $380,000 108 Mile Ranch MW




MLS N212073 FIRST CLASS HOME in town within walking distance to all amenities. This 4 yr old home is complete with a 24'x32' wired/ heated shop & even has phone & cable & is pre-wired for a stereo system. Shop can be accessed from the lane as well and has RV parking beside it. A perfect retirement or family home. Master has spacious ensuite on main. Deluxe open living concept with kitchen, dining, living room and den. Lower level entry offers two more bedrooms and a beautiful big family room opening out to covered stamped concrete patio and private fenced back yard. An absolutely gorgeous property! L-5947 $384,000 100 Mile House MW

MLS N203966 270 ACRES OF MEADOWS AND GRASSLANDS WITH SAN JOSE RIVER RUNNING THROUGH. Nice 5 bedroom, 3 bath family home with 2,500 square foot of living area plus 900 square foot basement area. Master bedroom on main floor and 4 bedrooms up. Large country kitchen with newer convection oven. Numerous outbuildings, barn and a wonderful productive garden area. Nice set-up for horses, cattle or other farm animals. Highway 97 splits property. Water supply from spring. Several other springs on property. L-5636 $449,000 Lac la Hache FR

MLS N215645 ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ACCESS TO A PRIVATE BEACH AREA AT THE 108 MILE RANCH? Here it is! Completely renovated 5 bedroom, 3 bath home, with a large private backyard (1.01 acres) and access to the 108 trails. South facing with a gorgeous view across the 108 Mile Lake. Renovations include: new kitchen cabinets, new stove, birch hardwood floors, pantry, lots of built-in shelving, new bath tub, tile floor and wall, reverse osmosis system, new high efficiency furnace, and much more. Attached double garage, 27'7x23'3. A must see in a prime location! L-5917 $389,900 108 Mile Ranch FR

MLS N215788 MAGNIFICENT WELL BUILT 5 YEAR OLD 108 Mile home! 3 bdrm/3 bath one level rancher is constructed for comfort & easy living. Flowing floorplan with spacious living room and built-in rock fireplace. Open dining room and high-end kitchen, two tone alder cabinets with gas stove/oven, granite sink & smaller wash sink. Master with 5x8 walk-in & spacious ensuite with low profile entry shower. Home is finished with all of the extra features including tinted thermo windows, extra wide wheelchair accessible doors & hallways, surround sound speakers throughout, in-ground sprinklers, attached double garage, detached double garage/shop and much, much more. L-6047 $459,900 108 Mile Ranch GJ/MJ

MLS N211571 FABULOUS HOME. Quality built family home with 5+ bedrooms only 5 minutes from 100 Mile House, in a quiet residential neighbourhood. You'll love entertaining family and friends in this home. Gorgeous oak kitchen with island, double ovens, breakfast bar and nook, with a formal dining rm. 2 storey entrance foyer and the large master bedroom with a deluxe ensuite. Living room has gas fireplace and BI wall unit. Two bedrooms on top floor with their own full ensuites. The finished basement has a huge family rm, built in wall units, gas fireplace, wet bar, cold rm and an extra large bonus room divided with a possible bdrm and toy storage with a remote garage door. BI vac. Double car garage, large attached workshop and a RV storage shelter. L-5925 $495,000 Horse Lake/100 Mile House BH

MLS N213637 FINALLY!! PRICED TO SELL!! Check out the pics of this 4 bdrm, full bsmt home on beautiful Bridge Lk. Southern exposure, over 3 acs, over 200 ft of waterfront in quiet private bay. Established B and B or revenue producing suite with seperate entrance. Numerous outbuildings, shop, storage. TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICS, then phone Wayne for your private viewing. L-5998 $498,000 Bridge Lake WW

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MLS N207371 REDUCED BY OVER $65,000! Fully rented and renovated 4-plex just minutes out of t own. Great location with over an acre backing onto Crown Land with access to tra ils to Horse Lake or town. Two - 3 bedroom suites and two - 2 bedroom suites, rent them all or live in one while the other suites pay your mortgage. All the units have been updated and are in great shape. L-5743 $410,000 100 Mile House MG/AD

Explore part of the South Cariboo and hike the trails in the southwestern corner of Wells Gray Park (Canim/Mahood Falls, Deception Falls, Canim River Trail, Whale Lake Trail). Start in 100 Mile House, head to Forest Grove and on to Canim Lake south to Mahood Lake and come back along Sulphurous Lake and Horse Lake.

MLS N209414 REDUCED! SPECTACULAR HOME WITH STUNNING VIEW. Enchanting is the only word to describe this incredible "one of a kind" home set overlooking Walker Valley and Ducks Unlimited ponds. Absolutely gorgeous views from every window. This custom built home has every extra imaginable. The landscaping will take your breath away as will the never ending views. Main floor has large mud/laundry rm, spacious kitchen with custom birch cabinets, separate breakfast nook and door to sundeck and view. Sunken living/dining rm has gas fireplace and wall to wall windows to enjoy nature at your back door. Cozy den on main has gas fireplace and built-in oak wall units and door to deck. Two piece bath off kitchen is a bonus. Solid oak spiral staircase on main floor is feature to upper floor. Quick occupancy. L-5830 $499,000 108 Mile Ranch MW

MLS N207259 108 GOLF GREENS ADJACENT TO YOUR CUSTOM BUILT 2 STOREY LAKE VIEW HOME! What more could you ask for? Sitting on a sprawling 1.62 acres, this 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom nearly 5,000 square foot home is exactly what you want to come home to. Suitable for a B&B with private suites and a central kitchen below. The main living quarters are spacious and well equipped for entertaining and enjoying the views with guests. After a hard day on the course come and enjoy your private sauna and relax in your personal solarium off of the master suite. With all the special features of a luxury home, you will be pleasantly surprised with all this home has to offer! This one must be seen! L-5739 $559,000 108 Mile Ranch GJ/MJ

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MLS N215150 ULTIMATE SOUTH CARIBOO GENTLEMAN'S RANCH! Over 3400 square foot country style home with peaceful, private, serene setting. Almost 100 acres, sprawling estate overlooks Bridge Creek and cultivated hayfields, fully fenced and cross-fenced. Enjoy the early sunrise and beautiful colourful sunsets. No expense spared in design and finishing this exquisite home. Bright open living room with rock fireplace, spacious office and formal dining room, also with fireplace. Dream gourmet kitchen, commercial grade stove, and appliances just one more feature. Spacious master bedroom with a luxurious ensuite. Fully finished upstairs, large guest bedroom, 4 piece bathroom, library with FP, plus large rec room. Fully wired and heated workshop for handyman. L-6030 $785,000 Bridge Lake WW

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MLS N212085 WATERFRONT GET-AWAY. Rustic but well built waterfront get-away on beautiful Rail Lake. Insulated, serviced cabin, workshop, woodshed. Cabin has wood heat, wired for the included 6500 watt Honda generator, lakewater system, 3 pc bath. Convenience but tucked away on the quiet part of the lake. 10 x 14 wharf on with lots of depth for your boat. No restrictions on this crystal clear fishing/watersports lake. Government lease can be purchased from Crown or continue lease. Includes 1000 watt gernerator for small or large power. Measurements are approx - buyer to verify. Call for details. L-5945 $46,000 Lac la Hache DH

MLS N209288 WATERFRONT ON RAIL LAKE. Level 0.75 acre waterfront on Rail Lake just off Spout Lake Road with a cozy recreational cabin to enjoy the 4 seasons in the Cariboo. This rustic cabin has 3 bedrms and comes fully equipped- just move in and enjoy! Water pumped to a holding tank, 2 cozy wood airtights for those cool winter evenings. Has small solar setup, or bring your generator. Lease can be purchased from the crown. L-5823 $54,000 Lac la Hache BH

MLS N209813 WATERFRONT ACREAGE!!! 1.64 ac on the beautiful shores of Roserim Lk. Only a few minutes from Wells Grey Park in the heart of Cariboo country. Waterfront like this under 100K will not come around that often so don't miss out. Call the listing agent today. L-5843 $74,900 Roserim Lake WW/MWW

MLS N198835 LOCATION, LOCATION! 108 PROPERTY A STONE'S THROW FROM THE 108 LAKE. Enjoy the lake view and 108 walking trails right from your door step. Public boat launch and swimming beach just down the trail, or launch your canoe or go for a winter skate right in front of your home. South Cariboo living at its finest! Community water, perc test approved in 2007, hydro, natural gas, cable and phone all at lot line. Trades an option. L-5376 $76,000 108 Mile Ranch TC

MLS N209870 OVER 100 FT OF BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN EXPOSURE WATERFRONT. Gentle slope down to sandy pebble beach. Nicely treed! Only 47 properties on the lake. Murphy Lake is the ultimate pristine lake for privacy. Hunting and fishing galore. HST applicable. L-5845 $110,000 Murphy Lake WW MLS N212667 ENJOY NATURE!! Over 3 acres with over 200 ft southern exposure of waterfront. Solid built 1 1/2 storey cabin with all the amentities, summer water, propane fridge/ stove, solar power sytem, gas generator. Enjoy the fire pit or a ride on the dockwhich converts to pontoon boat! THIS IS A MUST SEE!! Annual lease fee approx $7300/ yr. ENJOY YOUR SUMMERS!!!!! L-5971 $68,900 Bridge Lake WW


MLS N200058 LARGE WATERFRONT PROPERTY FACING SOUTHWEST. Late sun on the shoreline and beautiful Cariboo sunsets! Power, phone and natural gas at the road. Build your home or cottage where everyone wants to be — on the lake. Great Value. Call for your drawing on the property. L-5445 $135,000 Lac la Hache DH

MLS N209872 WATERFRONT LOG CABIN. Take a look at the picture! This nicely finished log cabin is just right for the young family. Sandy beach, gently sloping waterfront. This is the ultimate in quiet, tranquility and privacy. Over 130 ft of beautiful south facing waterfront. Great fishing and hunting. Only 47 properties on beautiful Pristine Murphy Lake. Crown land on 3 sides! Adjoining properties are also for sale. L-5847 $149,900 Murphy Lake WW

MLS N208288 A RARE FIND. Waterfront lot on Young Lake. There is 95 feet of lakefront on this beautiful pristine lake. The property is level, treed and elevated for a gorgeous southerly view across the lake. There is a cleared camping area with a 26' travel trailer. L-5791 $157,000 Young Lake BH

MLS N214587 LAKEFRONT ACREAGE ON BEAUTIFUL HORSE LAKE. Swim, waterski, fish, skate then take your horse for a ride! Only 10 minutes from town, this 2 acre waterfront lot is partially treed and partially opened into field, near the end of a quiet street. Great neighbourhood with beautiful homes. The lake front has beautiful bird and fish habitat and a boardwalk/dock will take you out to a sandy lake bottom. Zoning allows for your home and an attached residential dwelling (Guest cabin?!) Winter time special over $50,000 under assessed value! L-6022 $174,900 100 Mile House MG/AD

MLS N207822 ONLY BARE LOT AVAILABLE ON THIS LAKE. BLOW IT OUT!!! WE"LL PAY HST!!!! Almost 1 ac located on yr round maintained no-thru road just 1/2 hr from Forest Grove. You will arrive to your beautiful sandy/pebble beach nestled amongst the towering cedars and fir.A sunny peacful paradise with 150' of beautiful Mahood Lake waterfront. Enjoy fabulous fishing, hunting, hiking,& snowmobiling on the vast network of trails. Water and power at lot line. BONUS - the septic system is already in. Imagine your new home with all your wants and desires. Still room for that shop you always wanted. Build now or later, the possibilities are endless! L-5763 $179,000 Mahood Lake WW

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Travel back in time to the Gold Rush Days and visit the 108 Heritage Site (12 km north of 100 Mile House on Hwy. 97), the 83 Mile Antique Equipment Museum (approx. 27 km south of town on Hwy. 97), the Water Tower in Lone Butte and other historic places. (1 hr and up)

MLS N209871 PRIVATE WATERFRONT LOG CABIN. Take a look at the picture!! This one-of-a-kind log cabin nestled in the fir trees is the ultimate in quiet, tranquility, & privacy. Over 100' of beautiful south facing waterfront. Great fishing & hunting. Only 47 properties on beautiful pristine Murphy Lk. Crown land on 3 sides! Adj. properties are also for sale. L-5848 $119,000 Murphy Lake WW






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MLS N212701 HOME WITH A GREAT VIEW - 2 bedroom home on the 108 Ranch with a view over the 108 Lake and to the mountains beyond. This older home has been totally redone from inside to outside with new roof, re-insulated, paint, appliances and landscaping. Double garage and workshop, 2 decks, paved driveway and ensuite with soaker tub. This home needs nothing in the way of repairs oor upgrades. Just move in and enjoy. Dry crawl space with headroom for storage, hhome has been re-insulated and has very low Hydro costs and a fully approved, pprofessionally installed wood burning glass-front air-tight heater. Natural gas at tthe side of the house if you prefer. Easy to show. L-5975 $239,000 108 Mile Ranch RK

MLS N191741 130 FT. OF LAKEFRONT ON BEAUTIFUL HORSE LAKE! 0.82 acre nicely treed lot with recreational 1 bedroom plus loft cabin with lake view. A bit of a slope to the lake but a large level area to build your new home when you are ready. Great getaway until then. Good fishing, swimming and boating. Short drive to the golf course or other activities. Only 10 minutes to 100 Mile House with lots of shopping, schools and hospital. Please go to www.\v741 for more information. L-4684 $229,000 100 Mile House RK

MLS N207675 ALMOST 6 ACRES OF NICELY TREED PROPERTY ON PICTURESQUE AND PEACEFUL OTTER LAKE, close to Bridge Lake in the famous Interlakes area. Several great building sites surrounded by trees for privacy. Driveway is in. Electricity on lot line. Stores and pub only 20 minutes away. This property is worth a look! L-5757 $250,000 Bridge Lake FR

MLS N201358 RARE OFFERING ON PRISTINE BIG BAR LAKE. 2.27 acres with 165' of low bank waterfront. Spectacular views over the lake and rolling South Cariboo hills, with the Marble Mountains in the background. This flat lot is easily developed and awaits your cabin or home plans. Power and phone service at the road side. Undeveloped property on Big Bar are very sought after and hard to come by. Be quick to see this special parcel. Call for lot plan and details. DEUTSCH: Einmalige Gelegenheit! Traumhaftes Grundstueck mit gut 50 m Seeanstoss am wunderschoenen Big Bar Lake. Atemberaubende Aussicht ueber das tuerkis und gruen farbene Wasser, dem Wald und dem Marble Gebirge. Bauen Sie Ihr Traumhaus im Paradies! Strom und Telefonleitung vorhanden. L-5515 $199,000 Big Bar Lake DH

MLS N207802 WATERFRONT WITH 2 CABINS. Almost 1 ac located on a year round maintained no-thru road and just 1/2 hr from Forest Grove. Nestled in the towering cedars and fir is your 150' of beautiful sandy/pebble beach. Sunny, flat and peaceful paradise. A rare opportunity. Set up for 2 families, the 2 separate cabins allow you to enjoy waterskiing, hiking, hunting, atving, or snowmobiling. The vast wilderness trails are just a few steps out the door. Water/hydro/sewer are at the lotline. Imagine that new home with all the wants and desires you've always thought of. Still room for the shop. Build now or build later! L-5764 $219,000 Mahood Lake WW

MLS N199397 5 ACRE PARCEL WITH SOUTHERN EXPOSURE. Panoramic views across Horse Lake from this 6.325 acre lakefront property. Located on a no-thru road in a very nice and quiet neighborhood and only 10 min from town. An existing trail leading to the waterfront is to be shared by a reciprocal easement plan between Lot A and B. Adjacent Lot A for sale also (MLS N200456) Buy one or both properties together! A great price to get into the market for lake front acreage. HST applicable. Call for more details today! L-5407 $269,000 100 Mile House GJ/MJ

MLS N211965 BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT. Almost 100 square foot of beautiful Rail Lake water frontage. Throw a stone down the gentle skip to the waters edge. Home is a yearround 2 bedroom with large window to lake view, spacious living/dining/kitchen and 400 square foot loft. Wrap around deck and large workshop. Immediate possession. L-5940 $288,000 Rail Lake WW


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FEATURE LISTING MLS N202439 SHERIDAN LAKE WATERFRONT AT ITS FINEST! Drilled well and septic already in place and attached upland lot is also available on MLS giving you the perfect opportunity for a family group to build two houses. Property is all set up and ready to go on one of the finest lakes in the Cariboo! L-5256 $300,000 Sheridan Lake MG

MLS N206677 EXQUISITE PRIVATE SETTING WITH 150 FT OF SHORE LINE ON PRISTINE TIMOTHY LAKE. Updated home with large addition, vaulted ceiling and open living/dining/kitchen. Huge master bedroom with ensuite and access to the covered deck. Cozy wood stove plus gas furnace. Includes 2 lovely self-contained cabins (1-duplex, 1-single) and 2 R/V hookups for your family and friends to come and enjoy the lake in the summer or the ski hill in the winter! Mt Timothy is just 10 minutes away! This fantastic property was operating as Timothy Lake Resort in conjunction with the adjoining 2 acres, duplex cabin and campground also available — see: #N4504551 L-5334 $379,000 Timothy Lake MG


Gisela Janzen MLS N203591 BEAUTIFULLY FINISHED LOG HOME ON A VERY, VERY PRIVATE 13.4 ACRES and only 300 meters off the paved road, 3 minutes from Forest Grove and 10 minutes from 100 Mile House. There is a water license on Halfway Creek which meanders through the property. There is a large area for your horses or other animals and the property is complimented by a barn, riding ring, pasture area and a large shop. There is even a small guest cabin overlooking the creek. There is a brand new roof and many interior upgrades and renovations including work in the bathroom, bedrooms — come see it before it's gone! L-5618 $324,900 Forest Grove MG

MLS N208027 GREAT LOCATION ON EMERALD CR. IN LAC LA HACHE. Enjoy the views across the lake in this 2/3 bedroom home from the 400 feet of deck space — perfect for those who love entertaining outside. Enjoy fishing, swimming or boating right from your own backyard! Many updates done including the furnace and hot water tank. L-5776 $379,000 Lac la Hache MG

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M N207836 MLS $$1500 BONUS TO THE BUYER! Delightful 3 bdrm & 2 bath rancher on beautifully llandscaped, level & fenced lot in 108 Mile Ranch. Interior is tastefully decorated, with nice finishing & there is lots of sunshine & light through the Southern expow ssure in the back yard. Attached carport could be easily be closed into a garage. A $1500 bonus to the buyer at the time of completion is available and could help making this the right home for you. Call for more details today! L-5770 $219,000 m 108 Mile Ranch GJ/MJ

INVEST IN YOURSELF! MLS N204019 157 ACRES ON WATERFRONT. Rare opportunity to own a large property, not in ALR, situated between 2 popular Cariboo Lakes. Features include water frontage on Sulphurous and views of both Deka and Sulphurous Lakes. Beautiful stands of Fir trees dot the property. Interesting property with lots of elevation change but easy grades to access the higher areas. This is a very strategic parcel nearly bridging these 2 popular lakes. Massive potential as a prestigious view subdivision, or make it your own country estate property. Note: Old cabin on property of little value. Call now to arrange your maps and showings. L-5637 $390,000 Sulphurous Lake DH


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MLS N206527 CANIM LAKE WATERFRONT RANCHER. Everything on one floor and only a stone throw away from the level, pebble beach. Unobstructed 180 degree view overlooking the lake and the snowcapped mountains. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, master bedroom facing the lake has deluxe ensuite bathroom. Lots of room for company! Double garage, sauna, RV hook up. Great package. L-5970 $449,000 Canim Lake GJ/MJ

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MLS N215150 ULTIMATE SOUTH CARIBOO GENTLEMAN'S RANCH! Over 3400 square foot country style home with peaceful, private, serene setting. Almost 100 acres, sprawling estate overlooks Bridge Creek and cultivated hayfields, fully fenced and cross-fenced. Enjoy the early sunrise and beautiful colourful sunsets. No expense spared in design and finishing this exquisite home. Bright open living room with rock fireplace, spacious office and formal dining room, also with fireplace. Dream gourmet kitchen, commercial grade stove, and appliances just one more feature. Spacious master bedroom with a luxurious ensuite. Fully finished upstairs, large guest bedroom, 4 piece bathroom, library with FP, plus large rec room. Fully wired and heated workshop for handyman. L-6030 $785,000 Bridge Lake WW

MLS N200311 GET AWAY TO YOUR PROFESSIONALLY BUILT LOG HOME SET ON 4 PARK-LIKE WATERFRONT ACRES! Warm wood and high quality feel! Open plan living area features big windows with gorgeous views of your grounds and lake. Spacious kitchen is chef's delight. Pristine Crown land across the lake. Fully engineered construction. Level lot desends gradually to sand/gravel beach. Fish, swim, waterski in crystal clear Timothy Lake. Great snow on nearby ski-hill. Reduced price. Call listing salesperson to view. You won't be disappointed! L-5458 $458,000 Lac la Hache DH

MLS N206327 COZY GREEN LAKE WATERFRONT CABIN — this lake is known as "The jewel of the Cariboo." Almost 700 sq ft cabin has been upgraded and includes all furnishings — walk right in and enjoy! This would be a perfect "multi family" get away spot or rental investment. Summer rental generated $6,000 extra income in past. Bonus to cabin is hot and cold lake water to kitchen, a 4x4 cedar shower, new outhouse and an extra large storage shed for summer/winter toys "big toys." Green Lake offers year-round recreation and is only 4 hours from the lower Mainland! L-5260 $459,000 Green Lake MW

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M N215645 MLS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ACCESS TO A PRIVATE BEACH AREA AT THE 108 A MILE RANCH? Here it is! Completely renovated 5 bedroom, 3 bath home, M with a large private backyard (1.01 acres) and access to the 108 trails. South w ffacing with a gorgeous view across the 108 Mile Lake. Renovations include: nnew kitchen cabinets, new stove, birch hardwood floors, pantry, lots of built-in sshelving, new bath tub, tile floor and wall, reverse osmosis system, new high eefficiency furnace, and much more. Attached double garage, 27'7x23'3. A must see in a prime location! L-5917 $389,900 108 Mile Ranch FR

MLS N 110FT OF GORGEOUS LAKEFRONT. Older well built home with double carport, single garage and workshop. Southern exposure & great view. Year round recreation at your door to enjoy! 1 bdrm up and 1 down with lots of room for more in daylight basement. This is the nicest level waterfront lot on the street and a quick drive to town. L-4788 $469,000 Horse Lake MW

MLS N211214 STUNNING VIEWS OF BRIDGE LAKE at this wonderful "rustic" wilderness retreat. On the shores of pristine Bridge Lake is this 500 + square foot log cabin, a wonderful fire pit and sitting area, wood shed and the dock resting on the waters edge. Set in a private bay, the shoreline is pebbly and perfect for wading in or pulling up your boat. The 3.1 acre property is large enough that you feel like you're "out in the woods" and allows for ample driveway privacy. Bridge Lake is a fabulous lake for water sports, fishing and winter time recreation. Have a look at this little hide-away, you will be very impressed with the views. L-5902 $485,000 Bridge Lake GJ/MJ

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M N216047 MLS COZY LOG HOME IN THE WOODS! Perfect year round or recreational home set on 15 C pprivate acres. One bedroom plus den in the loft (could be 2nd bedroom up). Unfinished bbasement for more room to enjoy. Main floor has beautiful windows to enjoy the wildlife rroaming by - warm comfy kitchen has Elmira cookstove. Livingroom has vaulted ceilings aand gas fireplace. All this yet only a 10 minute drive to town and minutes to the elementary sschool. Truly a cozy Cariboo dream with subdividing potential. L-6051 $269,900 Lone Butte MW

MLS N207530 RARE OPPORTUNITY! 10 acres of nicely treed waterfront on Simon Lake. Privacy, southern exposure, great views across the lake and a well kept 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with almost 2,900 square foot of living space. Huge sundeck. Nice lawn and garden area around the house. Completely fenced and cross fenced for horses. Absolutely peaceful and quiet location at the end of a cul-de-sac, only 15 minutes from 100 Mile House. L-5753 $499,000 108 Mile Ranch FR

MLS N210406 ENCHANTING WATERFRONT home on beautiful Lac la Hache. Wood sash windows galore to enjoy this lovely private property...step down & wraparound decks terraced to the lake add to the warm wood accents of this home. Check the photos! Custom Oak kitchen is a chef's delight with island & new stainless appliances. Family room off the kitchen with gas FP, separate living/diningroom also has a gas rock FP, vaulted ceilings & a den around the corner. 3 comfortable bdrms up, master has gorgeous view of the lake from every window enjoy a bath in the claw foot tub overlooking the lake! Full bsmnt below...finish to your taste! Incredibly well maintained & immaculate. Call for personal viewing!! L-5868 $599,900 Lac la Hache WW/MWW


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M N215010 MLS VERY NICE RENOVATED 2200 SQUARE FOOT 4 BEDROOM, TWO BATHROOM V HOME IN THE 108 MILE RANCH. Home has an open concept layout, a bright new H kitchen and bathrooms, new flooring throughout, new NG fireplace and new siding. ki Large family/rec room, great for family gatherings. Lovely level lot, in a nice area of La the 108. Very close to school and shopping. Septic only a few years old. This is a th great family home. Move in condition. L-6026 $304,900 108 Mile Ranch TC


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MLS N215346 WHERE TO START? ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A MAGICAL KINGDOM ... waterfront, acreage, complete privacy, 3000 square foot quality residence, 3 car garage, shop, barn, guest accommodation, all set up for horses — and 10 minutes to town! Like Royalty, swim in your own lake (one other rec. home on the lake) then take your horses or ATV/skidoo for a ride on the miles of adjacent Crown land, then come home and warm up in the sauna, and when you must work, 10 minutes takes you to downtown 100 Mile House with all of its amenities and services. This is an absolutely unique property and is priced well below the sellers investment. Please request a comprehensive package of information and photos from the listing agent. I expect to see you soon! L-6039 $749,000 100 Mile House MG

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MLS N199047 PRICED TO SELL! 0.46 ACRE LOT AT 70 MILE HOUSE. 16x21 building attached to a 20' travel trailer. Septic system and well in place. Hydro already hooked. Bring your house plans or use as recreational. Green Lake 10 minutes away only! L-5715 $51,900 70 Mile House BH

MLS N208923 DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS. The work has been done. The demand is here. This 13 acre parcel within 1/2 blk of downtown is ready for construction. City water and sewer is only meters from the property. Subdivision plans are already in place for seven, 2 ac parcels. These lots could be on the market this summer! L-5814 $399,000 100 Mile House WW

MLS N212070 LEVEL AND TREED. One of the nicest lots is now available in the 108. Located on this corner of Wawpuss Place and .Gloinnzum this nearly level lot with a smattering of trees would make a place to build your dream home. Most services at lot line. Drive by then give us a call. L-5946 $45,000 108 Mile Ranch RC MLS N181561 GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD FOR YOU TO BUILD. Excellent building lot partially cleared and ready for building. This is a sunny lot that slopes very gently to the south. Neighbours all have newer upscale homes. See this one if you want a great lot in a great neighbourhood. Call for the plan drawing and have a look. L-4914 $58,000 108 Mile Ranch DH

MLS N212390 THIS LOVELY REMOTE 40.1 AC PARCEL has been selectively cleared and has several nice building sites. If a remote recreational property with access to an extensive maintained trail network is on your wish list, this is the one for you. L-5964 $89,000 100 Mile House MJ/GJ MLS N199546 A RANCH IN THE WILDERNESS! 1/4 by 1 mile gently rolling land bordered by 1000's of acres of Crown land. This property has a great start. Fully fenced, cross fenced. Lots of clearings and trails, plus a 40 acre field worked up a few years ago. Develop further using excellent gravel deposit (on the property). Well off the beaten path and serviced by good year round road. Currently running cattle on the property so if you enter please close gate. Let's go have a look! L-5414 $123,900 70 Mile House DH

93 MILE MLS N209450 5 ACRES WITH SEVERAL BUILD SITES. This nicely-sited 5 plus acres is 10 minutes from 100 Mile, on a paved road and is in a quiet rural area. Selectively logged several years ago, it has some nice building sites. L-5832 $69,900 93 Mile MJ/GJ MLS N204878 TREED 10 ACRE LOT CLOSE TO 100 MILE. Build your dream home on this private 10 acre property. Privacy is yours here yet just a quick drive to all the amenities of the Town of 100 Mile. Driveway is roughed in to a building site. Nicely treed property is ribboned at property lines. Close to Pole No. 169. L-5668 $75,000 100 Mile House MW

100 MILE HOUSE MLS N214238 WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR? Less than 5 minutes to town this South exposed lot is just what you have been waiting for! This property is perfect for a small hobby farm. Three adjacent 5 acre lots are also available on MLS. Good wells in the area. Driveway is in. Seller may carry up to 70% financing OAC. HST is applicable. L-5480 $69,900 100 Mile House MG/AD MLS N214219 PERFECT HOBBY FARM. Less than 5 minutes to town this South exposed lot is just what you have been waiting for! This property is perfect for a small hobby farm. Three adjacent 5 acre lots are also available on MLS.Good wells in area. Drive-way in. Seller may carry financing to 70% OAC. HST is applicable. L-5478 $73,200 100 Mile House MG/AD MLS N214239 LESS THAN 5 MINUTES TO TOWN this South exposed lot is just what you have been waiting for! This property is perfect for a small hobby farm. 3 adjacent 5 acre lots are also available on MLS. Good wells in the area. Driveway is in. Seller may finance up to 70% OAC at bank rates. HST is applicable L-5479 $73,200 100 Mile House MG/AD MLS N202083 NICE MOUNTAIN VIEW ACREAGE all set up with driveway, RV power pole, and maintenance free RV pad. Just come up and start enjoying the Cariboo. Call for your plan drawing, or let's go have a look at this 8 acre parcel. L-5538 $77,000 100 Mile House DH MLS N214222 SOUTH EXPOSED. Less than 5 minutes to town, this south exposed lot is just what you have been waiting for. Brand new drilled well in place - property is perfect for a small hobby farm. Three adjacent 5 acres lots are also available on MLS. Driveway is in. Seller may finance up to 70% OAC at bank rates. HST is applicable. L-5481 $78,400 100 Mile House MG/AD

MLS N209679 DEVELOPERS!! DEVELOPERS!!! 81 acres within city limits, overlooking town. Phase 1 is almost complete. City water is in. Sewer is in for 1st. 8 lots. Phase 2 and phase 3 to follow. Excellent opportunity!! Call Wayne Walker for full details. L-5840 $625,000 100 Mile House WW

103 MILE HOUSE MLS N211034 1 ACRE BUILDING LOT AT THE 103. Easy access off the highway, and only a few minutes drive to 100 Mile House. Great area to build. L-5895 $29,900 103 Mile BH MLS N211810 1 ACRE PROPERTY, nicely sloped and treed with a view of 103 Mile Lake. Most services on the road, except sewer. Community water system. Choose your building site to maximize the lake view. Well priced. L-5932 $39,000 103 Mile House FR

108 MILE RANCH MLS N211854 NICELY TREED BUILDING LOT IN THE BEAUTIFUL 108 MILE RANCH. Close to all sorts of recreational activities and the 108 trail system, ie. golfing, swimming, hiking, biking, etc. Adjacent property for sale as well. This one is worth a look. L-5598 $28,900 108 Mile Ranch FR MLS N211858 NICELY TREED BUILDING LOT IN THE BEAUTIFUL 108 MILE RANCH. Close to all sorts of recreational activities and the 108 trail system, ie. golfing, swimming, hiking, biking, etc. Adjacent property for sale as well. This one is worth a look. L-5597 $28,900 108 Mile Ranch FR MLS N175919 THIS NICELY TREED LOT SLOPES UP FROM THE ROAD to a portion of the extensive Greenbelt network of trails. Close to school, church and shopping, it is nicely located in the popular 108 Mile Ranch area. L-4258 $33,800 108 Mile Ranch MJ/GJ MLS N191100 LEVEL LOT READY TO BUILD YOUR HOME. Cleared and all services at the road. Shopping nearby. Professional golf course, skiing, hiking, canoeing and horseback riding all within a short distance. Check it out! L-5717 $37,900 108 Mile Ranch BH MLS N196360 NICELY TREED LEVEL LOT IN A FAMILY ORIENTED AREA. Close to all amenities. A great area for all types of recreational activities. Build your dream home. L-5265 $38,000 108 Mile Ranch BH MLS N191102 108 BUILDING LOT, 0.63 ACRE WITH GREENBELT ON ONE SIDE. Professional golf course, skiing, hiking and canoeing all within a short distance. Shopping and school nearby. L-5716 $38,900 108 Mile Ranch BH MLS N211035 LARGE 0.94 ACRE LOT WITH APPROX 296 FEET OF FRONTAGE ON EASZEE DRIVE. This property offers an ideal building site for a rancher with a daylight basement. Within walking distance to the elementary school, and the shopping centre at the popular 108 Mile Ranch. L-5894 $38,900 108 Mile Ranch BH MLS N213501 LARGE LEVEL LOT ON GREENBELT. Nice large level building lot at the 108 Mile Ranch with greenbelt at back of the property. In an area of nice homes and close to all the 108 amenities. A great spot to build a family or retirement home. L-5651 $45,000 108 Mile Ranch BH

MLS N215291 RARE 1.19 ACRE 108 BUILDING LOT. This nicely treed parcel is the result of 2 merged lots on the quiet corner of a cul-de-sac road. Close proximity to schools, shopping and the 108 Golf Course. Services including community water are at the lot line, ready to be connected to your brand new home! 108 Ranch is a great family neighbourhood with miles of walking trails, 108 and Sepa Lake situated in the middle, Crown land close by, and lots of room for opportunity. Come have a look, this is a great location! L-6038 $59,900 108 Mile Ranch GJ/MJ MLS N193732 EXCELLENT BUILDING LOT!! Driveways are in for both home and shop. Two blocks to school and shopping. Drive by and take a look!! L-5156 $67,000 108 Mile Ranch WW MLS N211861 BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL SETTING ON WALKER VALLEY overlooking Ducks Unlimited. Greenbelt at the back door of this lot gives the owners miles and miles of walking trails to enjoy the abundant wildlife all yearround. This 0.6 acre lot will be spectacular building site complete with never ending sunshine. Or, could be a great addition with the purchase of the cozy log home next door giving the extra benefits of acreage. L-5936 $89,000 108 Mile Ranch MW

BRIDGE LAKE MLS N207793 VIRGIN FOREST! 3 newly subdivided large acreages, fully treed, massive fir trees, rolling hillside, beautiful views and awesome building sites, partially fenced. In the middle of major Interlakes area. L-5761 $166,000 Bridge Lake WW MLS N207792 VIRGIN FOREST! 3 newly subdivided large acreages, fully treed, massive fir trees, rolling hillside, beautiful views and awesome building sites, partially fenced. In the middle of major Interlakes area. L-5760 $188,500 Bridge Lake WW MLS N207791 VIRGIN FOREST! 3 newly subdivided large acreages, fully treed, massive fir trees, rolling hillside, beautiful views and awesome building sites. Partially fenced. In the middle of major Interlakes area. L-5762 $199,500 Bridge Lake WW

DEKA LAKE MLS N198279 LEVEL PROPERTY JUST UNDER HALF AN ACRE, with culvert for access to property from road, close to popular Deka Lake which features trails for ATV'ing, snowmobiling and other recreational activities. Electricity and telephone available at the lot line. L-5341 $29,900 Deka Lake MWW MLS N214476 A GREAT SPOT FOR YOUR CABIN OR FULL TIME HOME! Located on a quiet side street this lot is only minutes from the waters of Deka Lake or a short drive to Crown land for all your recreational needs. Come and take a look! L-6018 $39,000 Deka Lake MG/AD


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MLS N208467 GOOD BUILDING LOT ON QUIET CUL-DE-SAC AT DEKA LAKE. 141 feet of frontage on this treed 0.56 of an acre only 146 feet to Crown land. Perfect getaway location or year round home in the heart of year round recreational country. Deka Lake is good fishing, swimming and boating. This is a good hiking, ATVing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing area. Check it out now, this may be just what you have been looking for!! Open to offers. L-5278 $34,000 Deka Lake BH

MLS N215942 DRILLED WELL, SEPTIC & NEW DRIVEWAY to a prepared & level building site already in place! Fantastic mountain & valley view and privacy galore. Ridgeview Rd is o ff Thorsteinson Road about a 10 min. drive NE of 100 Mile House, surrounded by r olling hills, ranch country & forest. Property is treed and perimeter fenced. All the hard work of clearing, de-stumping the elevated building site and the cost of developing a property (well, septic & driveway) are taken care of. Call today to get a ll the details. L-5831 $99,000 Forest Grove GJ/MJ

MLS N213279 GREAT RECREATIONAL ACERAGE. Approximately 12.4 level acres across the road from Irish Lake which is a great fishing lake. Only a short drive to several other excellent lakes for all your recreational activities. Close to store and restaurants in Lone Butte. Great for recreation or build your dream home here. Only 15 minutes to 100 Mile House. Adjoining 11 acre lot also for sale. L-5987 $79,900 Lone Butte BH

MLS N208466 CHECK OUT THIS 0.6 ACRE LOT THAT HAS A DRIVEWAY INTO A BUILDING SITE. Only 3 1/2 blocks to the pristine Deka Lake for good fishing or water sports. Nice quiet street and would be great location for a get away cabin or your retirement home. Great recreational area. Open to offers. Call now for the survey plan. L-5419 $34,000 Deka Lake BH MLS N208513 RECREATIONAL GET-AWAY LOT - TREED AND WAITING FOR YOUR PLANS. Large 30,000 square foot lot on paved road with power and phone at the road side. A short stroll from Deka Lake. Deka is a crystal clear swimming, fishing lake 9 miles long. Excellent value. Call for your plot diagram. L-5796 $37,500 Lone Butte DH MLS N203593 GREAT DEKA LAKE LOCATION! Nice half acre lot, close to the lake with 2 lake accesses within walking distance. Well treed, level lot should be easy to develop in to your perfect recreational get away or year round home. L-5621 $39,500 Deka Lake MG

FOREST GROVE MLS N213750 BUILD YOUR NEW HOME HERE! Very nice level building lot right in the heart of Forset Grove. Public water system available. Property has been cleared and cleaned and is ready to be built on. All services available, except sewer. Located on cul-de-sac with in walking distance to school, store with gasoline station, community hall, curling rink and library. Close to numerous recreational areas, including Canim Lake and Ruth Lake. L-6001 $38,500 Forest Grove FR MLS N212417 10 ACRES ON CHUCKWAGON, cheapest one available. Nice acreage that would make a great hobby farm or vacation retreat. Drive by and take a look. L-5962 $45,000 Forest Grove MWW MLS N205492 PRISTINE PIECE OF PROPERTY located 30 minutes from 100 Mile House House. Power at lot line. 1 km to Bedingfield Lake, 18 kms to Ruth Lake. Plenty of options for building site. Seller is a master craftsman and will build out to buyer's own plans. L-5786 $62,000 Forest Grove FR MLS N205491 PRISTINE PIECE OF PROPERTY located 30 minutes from 100 Mile House House. Power at lot line. 1 km to Bedingfield Lake, 18 kms to Ruth Lake. Plenty of options for building site. Seller is a master craftsman and will build out to buyer's own plans. L-5788 $72,000 Forest Grove FR MLS N212696 29 ACRES WITH ROLLING HILLS and many nice building sites. Located on Backvalley Rd off Canim-Hendrix. Only 10 minutes to town. If you are interested in building your dream home and starting your hobby farm, you might want to start with this beautiful property. L-5968 $80,000 Forest Grove MWW MLS N213920 LARGE PRIVATE ACREAGE. Have the need for privacy? This is it. 188 acres of trees and ponds. Build your hide away or bring your tent. An outdoor paradise. No utilities. L-6006 $99,000 Forest Grove RC


the back country on a circle tour to Canim and Mahood Falls in Wells Gray Provincial Park

MLS N215614 OLD HOMESTEAD ON 160 ACRES with beautiful trees and meadows and a seasonal creek meandering through. Peaceful and quiet only 20 minutes from 100 Mile House. A short distance to Ruth Lake! Hydro and telephone available. Crown land is bordering on the North side. Property is not in the ALR and can be subdivided. At least 30-40 years growth of timber. Come and have a look. L-6042 $197,000 Forest Grove FR

HORSE LAKE MLS N211464 GREAT BUILDING LOT. Nice level 1 acre lot on Horse Lake Road just off Mercer Road. This would make a great building lot for your year round home. L-5921 $52,000 Horse Lake BH MLS N211971 PEACE AND QUIET. Great location! 10 level acres in the Horse Lake area with drilled well, septic and power to the building site. Only a few minutes to the elementary school and about 15 mins. to 100 Mile House. Plenty of sun and peace and quiet in such a central location. This could be the perfect spot for your new home. Trailer on the property is of little or no value and would need to be dismantled. Have a look at this affordable acreage! L-5944 $109,900 Horse Lake GJ/MJ

MLS N214531 BEAUTIFUL NATURE PRESERVE TYPE 21.3 ACRES. Bypass all the fuss and secure this property with high producing drilled well and hydro already done. Nice mix of trees, open areas and ponds - huge property plus Crown land at the back for unlimited outdoor recreation - and what a price! Priced for quick sale. Call for details. L-6020 $96,900 Lone Butte DH

SHERIDAN LAKE MLS N212069 9.93 BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY ACRES just 2.5 km from Sheridan Lake, groceries, pub and building supply in the Interlakes area of Bridge/Sheridan lakes. This propery is just far enough off the highway for peace and quiet without sacrificing easy access. Gently sunny southern slope with miles of adjacent crown lands. A mix of Aspen and Spruce trees for privacy and fertile land for your livestock. Power and telephone lines to the lot line this is the best priced quality small acreage in the area as the owner wants it sold this summer. Zoning allows for one or two family home as well as home industry, agriculture and much more. Good wells in the area. One half hour to 100 Mile House and under two to Kamloops. L-5949 $74,900 Sheridan Lake MG MLS N202443 ONE LOT REMOVED FROM SHERIDAN LAKE. Great opportunity for family to buy waterfront on Sheridan Lake and have 2 titles. See 7619 Larson Rd. L-5257 $79,000 Sheridan Lake MG

MLS N205587 NICELY TREED 15 ACRE PROPERTY with a view onto surrounding hillsides only 10 minutes from 100 Mile House. Close to beautiful Horse Lake with lake access just around the corner. Property begins with a gentle slope and has a large level area further back. There has been some clearing done and logs are still stored on property. Several building sites to choose from. L-5690 $149,000 Horse Lake FR

LAC DES ROCHES MLS N200018 PRIVATE 1.9 ACRE PARCEL, JUST A SHORT WALK FROM LAC DES ROCHES. Rolling land has established driveway and some building area opened up. Scenic potential with the land sweeping moderately upward from the building areas. Tall spruce trees on the property. Take some time to explore this large and very private lot in prime location between Kamloops and 100 Mile House House. Call for details! L-5449 $49,900 Lac des Roches DH

LAC LA HACHE MLS N208535 JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING! This lot has been cleared and is ready for your home or cabin. Only minutes from beautiful Timothy Lake for the summer and a short trip to the ski hill in the winter, this is a fantastic location. L-5801 $39,900 Lac la Hache MG

LONE BUTTE MLS N213280 ACERAGE CLOSE TO IRISH LAKE. Approximately 11.4 level acres across the road from a great fishing lake ( Irish Lake) . Only a short drive to several other excellent lakes for all your recreational activities. Choose a building site with lake view. Close to store and restaurants in Lone Butte. Only 15 minutes to 100 Mile House. Adjoining 12 acre lot also for sale. L-5988 $74,900 Lone Butte BH

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MLS N4505139 1410 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE in the court house building. Nice downtown location next to the court house, long term tenant neighbours. Finished space with multiple office layout. One of two to choose from. L-4305 $12.25/SQFT 100 Mile House MG/AD

MLS N4505140 1130 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE in the court house building. Nice downtown location next to the court house, long term tenant neighbours. Finished space with multiple office layout. One of two to choose from. L-5731 $12.25/SQFT 100 Mile House MG/AD

MLS N4504159 SMILIE'S CAFE. FAMILY OPPORTUNITY WITH THIS GREAT LITTLE CAFE. Close to 2 good Motels and Hwy 97 exposure. Open 8 am to 3 pm daily. A new owner could expand to dinner hours and apply for a liquor license. Price includes equipment, furnishings and inventory. Check out this turnkey operation now. Owners selling due to health reasons. L-5575 $28,000 100 Mile House BH

MLS N4503275 2.18 ACRES LEVEL LAND ZONED I-3 GENERAL INDUSTRIAL. Located next to the railway near 70 Mile House. Store and post office just minutes away and only 17km to beautiful Green Lake. The area is noted for boating, fishing, swimming and lots of trails for riding, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. There is even a small golf course. L-4976 $29,000 70 Mile House MG

MLS N4503277 1.58 ACRES, LEVEL LAND ZONED I-3 GENERAL INDUSTRIAL. Located approximately 2 km from 70 Mile House on the way to beautiful Green Lake. The area is noted for boating, fishing, swimming and lots of trails for riding, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. There is even a small golf course nearby. Store and post office just minutes away. L-4977 $29,900 70 Mile House MG

MLS N4503278 JUST OVER 17 ACRES MOSTLY LEVEL LAND ZONED I-3 GENERAL INDUSTRIAL. Located approximately 2 km from 70 Mile House on the way to beautiful Green Lake. The area is noted for boating, fishing, swimming and lots of trails for riding, snowmobioling and cross country skiing. There is even a small golf course nearby. Store and post office just minutes away. L-4975 $89,000 70 Mile House MG

MLS N4504759 BE YOUR OWN BOSS. Thriving restaurant in the heart of Lone Butte with established clientele and good food. Owner is willing to help in takeover everything goes except personal items. Call listing salesman for more info. L-5827 $40,000 Lone Butte RC

MLS N4504632 GREAT LOCATION. Great corner lot location with Highway 97 visability. Currently running as a car lot but lots of potential under commercial zoning so bring your ideas! L-5752 $89,000 100 Mile House MG

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MLS N4505300 VERY WELL ESTABLISHED SHOE REPAIR AND LEATHER STORE in excellent location in 100 Mile House. Great business for the skilled entrepreneur. Comes fully equipped and includes inventory at the time of sale. L-6050 $90,000 100 Mile House FR

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MLS N4504865 ALMOST 2 ACRES WITH HIGHWAY FRONTAGE AT THE 103. Commercially zoned waiting for your ideas. Property is level, fenced and is a corner lot on Highway 97 and Park Drive. L-5893 $98,900 103 Mile BH

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MLS N4503279 CHECK OUT THIS 33 ACRES, LEVEL LAND ZONED I-3 GENERAL INDUSTRIAL!!! Located next to railway on no-through road approximately 1.5 km from 70 Mile House on the way to beautiful Green Lake. The area is noted for boating, fishing, swimming and lots of trails for riding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. There is even a small golf course nearby. Store and post office just minutes away. L-4974 $129,900 70 Mile House MG




FEATURE LISTING BELOW ASSESSED VALUE! MLS N4505036 TOTALLY FLAT AND USABLE 5.3 ACRES OF COMMERCIAL LAND 10 minutes south of 100 Mile House. Zoned industrial, 3 phase power on property. Crown land bordering on west boundary. Portion of property rented for $500 per month. No weight restrictions on road. Always 100% legal axle weight! Call to view. L-5991 $129,900 100 Mile House FR

MLS N4504551 RARE 2 ACRES WATERFRONT PROPERTY ON TIMOTHY LAKE. One duplex cabin, with 6 campsites and workshop. You can run this as a resort or bring your family and friends to yur lakeside retreat and relax. You can also use the site to build your dream house on the lake. The adjacent 2 acre parcel is also available on MLS and the two combined comprise the currently operating Timothy Lake Resort. L-5645 $279,000 Timothy Lake MG

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MLS N4504944 FABULOUS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY - Family run bakery and cafe with established clientelle in high traffic location. Currently makes wonderful pastries, cakes and breads along with coffee and sandwiches and a gift shop, or specialty coffee shop. Your imagination and the goodwill of current owners make this a wonderful opportunity in an up and coming community in the heart of BC's recreation wonderland. L-5933 $145,000 100 Mile House BH

MLS N4504732 PICTURES! PICTURES! PICTURES! A picture is worth a thousand words! If you're in the market for an absolutely pristine getaway resort in some of the most beautiful mountains that BC offers. Look no further! It's here! Impossible to put this resort into words. L-5806 $150,000 Horsefly WW/MWW

M N4505295 MLS EEXCELLENT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY to start up your own mini storage business, 2 ac, fully security fenced and ready make money. Approx 90 rental units in place, nnumerous rented, another 40-45 unit building built to lockup. Log 2 storey 2 bdrm ccaretaker/office on site. Seller will look at any/all offers. Schedule A to accompany aall offers. L-6049 $725,000 100 Mile House AK

MLS N4505277 CONTI-DIET was designed as a meal-replacement in order to achieve weight reduction in a healthy manner. Doctors, nutritionists, dietitians and psychologists developed it in Germany over 20 years ago. Conti-Diet is offering a real meal replacement. No pills or supplements. Just straight delicious food. Marketed properly, this line of diet food could be the next "big thing" in the weight-loss and diet food market. L-6043 $395,000 Watch Lake FR

MLS N4503696 GREAT BUY!! Bring your business or ideas to this commercial building with over 4,000 square feet of retail and office area. Also attached building of 3,360 square feet, 19 feet high and two very large doors 14 feet high for easy access. 165 foot frontage on the 20,691 square foot (0.47 acre) lot. Adjoining fenced lot of 27,889 square feet (0.64 acre) is included in the price. Good visual exposure and location in 100 Mile House. Start your own business or use as investment rental space. Quick possession possible. Zoned C3. L-5264 $399,000 100 Mile House MG

MLS N4504731 WELL ESTABLISHED AND WELL KNOWN CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS. Good reputation. Lots of renovations and new construction ongoing. Established snow removal work. Includes all the equipment you need for land clearing, finishing and landscaping. Perfect set-up for the Entrepreneur. L-5807 $195,000 100 Mile House FR MLS N4505283 ALMOST 3 ACRES!!! Excellent location in the heart of town. Adjoining Tim Horton's this large flat commercial property could satisfy numerous uses. Paved road, all services. L-6044 $399,000 100 Mile House WW

MLS N4503276 BRING YOUR IDEAS AND CHECK OUT THIS 16,000 SQUARE FOOT STEEL FRAME BUILDING used to construct manufactured homes. The building is on 15.6 level, fenced and cleared acres adjoining the railway. Some out buildings as well. Zoned I 3 General Industrial. Only 2 km on paved road to main highway corridor at 70 Mile House. Also approximately 17 km to beautiful Green Lake access for your employees. The area is known for great year-round recreation including boating, fishing, swimming, trails for snowmobiling, skiing, ATV-ing and even a small golf course nearby. 24 hour notice required. L-4973 $549,000 70 Mile House MG

MLS N4504388 NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB INCLUDING BUILDING. Great opportunity to own and operate the Fish On Pub. Located in the Interlakes area right off of Highway 24 — "The Fishing Highway," this fairly new log building has been beautifully crafted. This is a very popular area and has lots of room to expand an owner's residence in the unfinished basement or further retail space. The Pub has a 100 seat license with an additional 45 seats out on the patio. This is a fantastic opportunity! L-5683 $599,000 Sheridan/Bridge Lake MG

MLS N4505293 GROWING AND EXCITING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN THE SOUTH CARIBOO! "Class Act Formals" has become a destination store for great selection and service in formal & bridal wear and accessories from Quesnel to 100 Mile House and beyond. The store has access to exclusive lines of dresses and all accessories. Tuxedo rentals, alterations and a courier drop off service are also part of this business managed by the owner with two part-time employees. Business has been growing year after year and the possibilities are endless. Merchandise, lease, business and clientele included at the price. Call for more details today! L-6048 $269,000 100 Mile House GJ

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MLS N4505217 NEVER BEFORE OFFERED! Established 1974, largest feed and ranch supply in South Cariboo. Sales in excess of $1.5M. Adjoining mini storage facility also included. Approx. 14,000 square feet of storage space enclosed and open. L-6033 $995,000 100 Mile House WW/MWW

MLS N4504682 THE BEST LOCATION IN TOWN! Prime development lot on the corner of Horse Lake Rd and Hwy 97. Zoned shopping centre commercial — bring your ideas! L-5784 $899,000 100 Mile House MG/AD

Mount Begbie Forest Fire Lookout – Green Lake Perched atop Mt. Begbie, about 22 km south of 100 Mile House on Hwy. 97, the tower offers a gorgeous view of the surrounding area. Make it a round trip and come back along the scenic route along Green Lake, Watch Lake and through Lone Butte.

MLS N4505205 WELL ESTABLISHED RESTAURANT IN THE 100 MILE HOUSE AREA. Approx 80 seats inside plus 780 square foot patio and attached 4 bedroom, 2 bath living quarters in 5,000 plus square foot building. Operating since 2004 with German and Mexican food being served. Fully licensed. Great opportunity! L-6027 $850,000 100 Mile House FR

MLS N4505295 EXCELLENT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY to start up your own mini storage business, 2 ac, fully security fenced and ready make money. Approx 90 rental units in place, numerous rented, another 40-45 unit building built to lockup. Log 2 storey 2 bdrm caretaker/office on site. Seller will look at any/all offers. Schedule A to accompany all offers. L-6049 $725,000 100 Mile House AK

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March 07, 2012 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press