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Home completely destroyed by fire

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An early morning fire on Wednesday, Mar. 7, completely destroyed the Spruce Crescent home of Jack and Lynette Woods.

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On Mar. 7, at approximately 2:36 a.m., the Barriere Volunteer Fire Department were called to a residential structure fire on Spruce Crescent. On arrival they were able to determine that the lone female occupant of the residence had been able to get out of the building without injury and call 911. Emergency services personnel, including Barriere RCMP and B.C. Ambulance, were on scene within 10 to 15 minutes of the callout, but the residence was already fully engulfed. Firefighters quickly and aggressively attacked the fire to keep it contained to the one home, as other residences and outbuildings were in close proximity. Fortunately the fire

department was successful in their efforts, with no damage sustained to other structures. Cause of the fire was investigated by police and Fire Chief Al Kirkwood, with the conclusion being that the fire was not suspicious, and most likely started as a chimney fire. Owners of the home, Jack and Lynette Woods, were away travelling at the time, but were immediately advised of the loss of their home. and are returning to the community. The town has already rallied together, and the Church of St. Paul in Barriere will be holding a benefit breakfast by donation for the family on Thursday, Mar. 15, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. The community is invited to attend and lend their support.

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The Barriere Secondary 2012 grad class did a great job with their ‘History in the Making’ fashion show held at the school last Thursday evening, with the presentation including an appearance by King Tut (Dustin Machny). Look for a review and pictures from the show in our March 19 issue next week.




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Yellowhead Community Services gets $256,125 to support women living in North Thompson Valley Government of Canada grant given for YCS project addressing violence against women Winter is just about gone Snowdrops appeared in a Barriere resident’s flower bed last week, a sure harbinger for the arrival of Spring.

Marriage Commissioner The Vital Statistics Agency, Ministry of Health, is looking for an individual to serve as a Marriage Commissioner for the Barriere area. The individual will perform civil marriages within the community on behalf of the Agency. For information and an application form please visit our website at:

North Thompson Star/Journal Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops - Thompson - Cariboo, last week announced new funding for a community-based project to address the issue of gender based violence in the North Thompson Valley, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, “I am pleased our Government is supporting grassroots projects that address issues of violence and economic security affecting women and girls living in rural and remote communities,” said Minister Ambrose. “In every region of Canada, particularly in rural and remote regions, women play important roles in their families and communities, and are key to our country’s prosperity.” “The Yellowhead Community Service Society is an important local organization and this project will enhance their capacity to help women in our community,” said McLeod. “Our government is pleased to support exciting projects like this that strengthen the participation of women in the


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B.C. residents lead the way in healthy living Ministry of Health Life expectancy in B.C. remains the highest in Canada at 81.7 years for 2006-10, up from 81.4 for 2005-09. B.C.’s population also grew naturally by 13,647 in 2010, or at rate of 2.8 per thousand. The report states cancer death rates in B.C. are falling, supporting the Province’s leadership in cancer care, prevention and treatment resulting in some of the best cancer outcomes in the world. Heart disease mortality rates are lower and death rates from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis have dropped to 1994 levels. However, mortality rates for chronic diseases like diabetes have increased slightly from 2009. This further supports the

need for the Province’s comprehensive Healthy Families BC strategy, which helps families make the healthy choice the easy choice. At 55, the number of HIV deaths in B.C. in 2010 is down from 63 in 2009, and the lowest since 1995. This lower figure can be attributed to 30 years of leading-edge research along with community and health system efforts, which have helped turn HIV/AIDS from what was once a deadly epidemic into a chronic but manageable condition. B.C. is the only province in Canada that is demonstrating a consistent decline in HIV. The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, under the leadership of Dr. Julio Montaner, plays a crucial role in research and treatment, positioning B.C. as a world

leader in the fight against HIV/ AIDS. The vital statistics document also found that just more than half the 2010 births in British Columbia were from mothers aged 30-39. In recent decades there has also been a gradual increase in multiple birth rates in B.C., rising from 1.9 per cent of all live births in 1986 to 3.2 per cent in 2010. The 139th edition of the Vital Statistics Annual Report contains information collected from registrations of births, deaths, and marriages that happened in 2010. Information from the report is used for various aspects of health planning, research and education. The 2010 Vital Statistics Annual report can be found at: annual/2010.

Generic drug deal cancelled By Tom Fletcher Black Press The B.C. government is terminating its generic drug purchase agreement with provincial pharmacy groups after savings to the Pharmacare program fell short of expectations. Health Minister Mike de Jong said the three-year agreement with the B.C. Pharmacy Association and the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores will end April 1, a year early. “We negotiated an agreement on a certain set of expectations, savings to be sure, to Pharmacare and to the purchasers

of drugs in B.C., and they have not been realized,” de Jong told reporters at the legislature Wednesday. “Of the roughly $69 or $70 million in savings the parties had agreed would be realized over the first two years, we’re about $36 million short.” De Jong said legislation will be presented soon to end the agreement, in which Pharmacare bought generic equivalent drugs in bulk on behalf of insured patients for a fraction of the cost of the original brandname medicines. The agreement called for the price of generic drugs to decline to 40 per cent

of the original patented medicines by this year. De Jong said generic drug manufacturers have insisted on many more exceptions to the price cap than the health ministry expected, eroding the savings from Pharmacare purchases. Pharmacare buys more than $300 million worth of generic drugs a year, and seniors and other patients buy another $500 million worth directly or through their medical coverage. De Jong declined to comment on B.C. following the lead of Ontario to end the practice of pharma-

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Support for Barriere Dry Grad Employee Cheryl Land holds up a Support Dry Grad sign at the Barriere Liquor Store noting the month of March fundraiser had already accumulated $723 for community dry grad celebrations. Customers can donate $1, or more, and can also drop off their empties at the store with the money going to the dry grad. The province-wide liquor store program runs from Mar. 1 - 31. One hundred per cent of the funds raised at the Barriere branch will go to the area’s Dry Grad. As of press time last Friday the total had risen to $1,038.

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A callous lack of sensitivity shown Last month an area resident received a telephone call that will stay with her forever. The call was from a coroner who bluntly asked her what she wanted him to do with her husband’s brain! Really? This call was completely unacceptable. The caller showed an unbelievably cold and insensitive disregard for the feelings of another human being, and as a result managed to devastate a family who thought they had put their husband and father to rest 17 months earlier. When Graham Frezell died suddenly at Royal Inland Hospital in October of 2010 from a bleeding ulcer in his intestines his family was in shock; and since that time they say it has been a long road back to a normal daily routine for his wife Kathy, and son Chris. However, they were f inally able to move on, and to daily cherish the memories they share of a good husband and father. Or so they thought. But that telephone call spoiled all that. It should never have taken place in such a cold-hearted manner. Surely there must be some sense of protocol that would save a family from such a shock. Could not the family physician have been contacted f irst, or another support person within the community? Did anyone in the coroner’s off ice stop to think what kind of result that news could have on this family? Unfortunately though, that is not where this callous insensitivity ends. While Graham’s loved ones were dealing with this emotional bombshell, they were informed the brain would be transported to the funeral home, but the coroner’s off ice would not pay for the cremation. “The stress of the whole thing just put me right back where I was before,” said Kathy, “I can’t eat or sleep, and I cry all the time.” And while the family was f ighting hard to deal with the emotional situation, believe it or not, she actually received another call to say the coroner had been given wrong information. A mistake had been made and they hadn’t found Graham’s brain in a container after all. Apparently the brain had never been removed for autopsy. Kathy was told that when a pathologist checked the container a few days after the coroner’s initial call he found it to only contain a tissue sample. Of course Interior Health quickly made the statement that both the lab and the coroner’s off ice followed due process. They say it is unfortunate that an error was made in the information initially given to the coroner when the tissue container was found, and that they have apologized to Graham’s family. They say the events were unfortunate, and there is now new protocol in place to prevent a similar situation ever happening again. Little comfort for Kathy and Chris; and poor restitution for the emotional upheaval that one telephone call has put them through.

Teacher thankful for support To the editor; With all the rhetoric and verbosity around the dispute between the B.C. government and the B.C. Teachers’ Federation flying through the various media outlets, I thought I would add a few words about my experience. I have been a proud member of the BCTF since 1973. I have been on strike in the 80s, the 90s and twice in this century.

Always it is a fight to the finish to maintain the rights to fair and reasonable treatment through a democratic bargaining process. Always it is a fight to maintain our public education system so that children can get the best education possible. After being on the protest line for the past three days, I do have great hope for the future of the public education system.

I see dedicated young professionals standing up for the rights of children. I felt the support of the public with many waves and horn honks as they drove past. I appreciated the food that arrived from folks concerned that we were staying warm and fed. I am proud of the teachers that spent some of their time in volunteering at the ski hill, the food bank, the public library and

other places. Some also dispensed information in various locations. Fair treatment by an out of touch government may be a dream. The reality is we have a strong and dedicated teaching force, ready to stand fast in our belief that democracy needs to be defended. Children matter. Teachers care. Sandra Holmes Clearwater, B.C.

The STAR/JOURNAL welcomes all letters to the editor. We do, however, reserve the right The North Thompson Star/Journal is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a selfregulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

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In support of the teachers To the editor; If we are going to decrease funding in the schools any further why not get rid of them all together? Who in their right mind would want to educate children so that they can support us as we age into retirement? Where does the lunacy stop? And yes Christy

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Teachers and support workers braved low temperatures and a cold wind last Monday to start their three day strike picketing on the triangle next to the Yellowhead Highway and the entrance to Barriere Town Road. Picketers attended the spot all three days until their return to classes on Thursday. As of press time last Friday, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation was promising not to exercise its option of a one-day strike for the first three days of this week, and the B.C. government was moving closer to activating millions of dollars in fines for strike action after that point.

Reviewing the justice system By Shirley Bond Minister of Justice and Attorney General Crime rates have dropped to their lowest point in nearly 40 years, and yet we find our justice system is bogged down with growing backlogs, delays and stays. We don’t seem to be getting the improvements expected from the $1 billion we invest in public safety and justice each year. We have hired 23 new judges in the last two years, will have 58 new sheriffs graduated to work in courthouses by the end of April, and have enough funding $42 million over three years in Budget 2012to maintain court services at current levels. But it would be fiscally irresponsible to continue just to invest more dollars without also striving for improved outcomes. That’s why as part of the broader, comprehensive review of our justice system currently underway - www. - we have appointed Gary McCuaig, QC,to review B.C.’s charge approval model and advise me on whether British

Columbia’s process is as effective as it could be. We want to make sure the public will continue to have confidence in B.C.’s charge approval standard and process. Our province’s system of pre-screening charges works well for the most part - 57 per cent of police reports are assessed within one full working day of being received, 71 per cent within five days and 93 per cent within 30 days. However, as we take a closer look at our justice system as a whole, it is prudent that we also consider whether any improvements or changes can make the charge approval model more effective and efficient. B.C. is one of three provinces, along with Quebec and New Brunswick, where Crown counsel assess cases before criminal charges are laid. Specifically, Crown counsel only proceeds if there is both a substantial likelihood of conviction and a prosecution is in the public interest. In all other provinces, Crown counsel screen charges after they are laid by police to deter-

mine if they will continue the prosecution. In both cases, Crown has authority under the Criminal Code to terminate a prosecution by staying the proceedings or withdrawing the charges. In 2011, Crown counsel reviewed reports from police recommending charges against 77,476 individuals and charges were approved to court against 62,254. Clearly charge assessment and approval represents a signif icant amount of work. That’s why it’s important to examine this aspect of criminal justice administration and ensure it is as

effective and eff icient as possible. Over the next month, Mr. McCuaig will consult with stakeholders in British Columbia from across the justice system, and report back on how well B.C.’s charge assessment system works, taking into account the way charges are laid in other provinces. Mr. McCuaig’s final report and recommendations will be used to inform the larger Justice Reform Initiative already underway and help us identify actions that can be taken to make the justice system more efficient, transparent and accessible for all British Columbians.

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Clark, these questions are for every British Columbian, including you. Does it not come from the top? Are you not short-changing our schools and health care – for what? I suppose we are not likely to hear an answer directly to this. Despite the fact that yes, my child was not in school for three

days last week, I fully support the teachers. Please, instead of legislating them back to work, let us try something really crazy. Help us come to the table. Let us talk to the teachers. They have been polite. It has been more than a year. It is time. Mark Ralko Barriere, B.C.

Comments on World Bank commitment C To the editor; Sixty-seven million children in the world do not go to school. wo It is thus quite important that the World Bank, conveying aid to the poorest of the world, respect its 2010 commitment of a $750 million increase in basic education. By rather decreasing its aid in 2011, the World Bank broke its commitment towards its donators, including Canada with its $1.5 billion contribution over three years.

This $1.5 billion contribution comes from Canadian taxpayers and the Canadian government must absolutely force the World Bank to respect this commitment in favour of the poorest populations. Above all, it must not forget how the World Bank, when left by itself, can strongly hurt the poorest of the world, like it did for many years with its sad structural adjustment policies. Bruno Marquis Received by email

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Smart meter complaint rejected by BCUC By Tom Fletcher Black Press The B.C. Utilities Commission has dismissed a complaint by an anti-smart meter group trying to put a stop to BC Hydro’s installation of the meters. Citizens for Safe Technology applied to the commission in late December seeking a “freeze� on the installation of wireless electricity consumption meters. Lawyer David Aaron argued that the province’s Clean Energy Act exempts the installation from commission approval, but the legislation doesn’t cover the “wireless and snooping component of the smart meter program.� The commission found that the term “snooping� referred to a radio chip in each meter that would only be activated if the customer wishes to install an inhome feedback device to show electricity

consumption readings from the meter on a small wall display. Once the smart meter system is complete, BC Hydro customers will be able to review their consumption by logging into their online account, which currently displays BC Hydro bills and a summary of manual meter readings and estimates of consumption. The in-home display is an option to make tracking consumption more convenient. In its submission, BC Hydro said the chip is not capable of collecting or storing data, “real-time collection and monitoring of detailed information� or remote control of networked appliances or systems. The commission also noted that the provincial legislation did not prescribe any particular kind of meter, but left the technical details to BC Hydro engineers.

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SD73 hopes it can sell surplus land soon By Tim Petruk Kamloops This Week The Kamloops-Thompson school district’s board of education is hoping announcements made as part of the B.C. budget will mean fewer restrictions when it comes to selling property. Board chairwoman Denise Harper said she’s optimistic the province will have “less of a stranglehold” on district land, making it easier to sell property and raise funds for capital projects. “As it stands right now, there’s

a lot of hoops that need to be hopped through [for the school district to sell real estate],” she said. “The district has little parcels of land all over the area. In some cases, it’s pretty valuable.” In the budget, school districts were encouraged to sell surplus property. Harper said she’s hopeful that will mean the process will become easier. However, even if a property is sold, she said, it’s not certain SD73 will collect all the proceeds. Harper said it depends on how the land was acquired in

the first place. Last year, the district took in $7 million when it sold a parcel of land to Telus. That money, like any funds acquired through land sales, can only go toward capital projects within the district. Harper said SD73 officials are conducting a survey of district properties to determine potential parcels which could hit the market. She said any money gained could go a long way. “It would be very helpful,” she said. “Where we’re lacking funds is in capital projects.”

Barriere RCMP report to council By Margaret Houben North Thompson Star/Journal The District of Barriere Council received a report from Corporal Darin Underhill at the March 5 meeting. The report included a comparison of the totals for 2010 and 2011. While break and enters and theft under $5,000 and drug seizures increased in 2011, the complaints of mischief/vandalism and crimes against persons both decreased. Underhill’s report included some personal background. “I have been with the RCMP for 11 years now, starting in Invermere in the East Kootenay Region. After three years on general duty, I transferred to Southeast District Traffic out of Cranbrook where I started my training and work as a Collision Analyst. In January of 2010, I was promoted and transferred to general duty in the Vanderhoof Detachment as an operational supervisor until my transfer to Barriere Detachment. I was fortunate enough to be assigned Collision Analyst duties from at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. I have worked on a number of major case files from large criminal motor vehicle collisions to homicide investigation. I did work on three large forest fires in the Invermere and Vanderhoof areas, but with very little loss of personal property unlike the Barrier/McLure Fire.” “Before I joined the RCMP, I completed the Hotel

Parks committee discuss signage and spring maintenance By Margaret Houben North Thompson Star/Journal A variety of things were discussed at the March 5, District of Barriere Parks Committee meeting, including lawn maintenance and tree pruning and the possibility of getting some planters. Also discussed were signs for the parks, with staff members being instructed to get prices on a few different sizes of signs. The decision on which sizes to get will be made at the next District of Barriere

Council meeting. The signs will be for the Ball Parks, Fadear, Oriole and Bradford Parks. Discussions are still under way regarding the painting of the boards at the ice rink, however it appears the high school students will not take part as previously hoped. The District has joined the Communities in Bloom project and will be receiving the Community Profile Book Guidelines sometime in April. The next meeting will be on Monday, April 2 at 5 p.m.

and Restaurant Management Program and began to manage my first pub in 1993 in Smithers. I later transferred to another new pub to manage in 1996 in Lumby. After my pub experience, I worked as a lead hand for Habercraft Aluminum Boats for four years before joining the RCMP. I have been involved in sports my entire life and have coached for the past 24 years in curling, soccer, baseball and golf. My family and I are really enjoying the town and wonderful people we have met. This is a great community and we are looking forward to getting more involved in all the community and area have to offer.” Council members passed the first three readings of the Board of Variance Bylaw No.86. When a local government has adopted a zoning bylaw, it is required to also establish a board of variance. Three persons will be appointed by Council to sit on this board once it has passed the final reading. Local resident Barry Thorn asked Council when it will take over the maintenance of the roads. Mayor Humphreys replied that it would be September of 2013. However, if there is a problem with the roads, residents should still call the District office, who would then contact Argo. Council then convened in a closed session. The next general Council meeting will be on March 19, at 7 p.m.

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NOTICE The District of Barriere Council have scheduled a Special Council Meeting for review of the draft 2012 Budget on Monday, March 12, 2012 @ 7pm in Council Chambers (4936 Barriere Town Road). The meeting is open to the public and a section of the Agenda has been slated for Public comment and inquiries. The Agenda for the meeting along with the draft budget can be found online at

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Last year, School District 73 took in $7 million from a sale of surplus land. The board of education’s chairwoman, Denise Harper, is hoping for provincial changes that will make it easier for school districts to sell vacant land and empty schools. “When you need us, we’re close by” B.C. Finance Minister George Abbott, in preWhen a death occurs, I’m here to help you, every step of the way. 24 hours senting the provincial a day, every day. budget last month, If you have made pre-arrangements elsewhere and would like to discuss said there will be having your local funeral home take care of you, please feel free to call. changes to the provNORTH THOMPSON ince’s school-building FUNERAL SERVICES closure and disposal 4638 Barriere Town Road, Box 859 policy. The policy now Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0 does not allow school Call Drake at 250-672-1999 Drake Smith, MSW districts to sell excess or 1-877-674-3030 day or night. (Funeral Director/Owner) school properties without the approval Bonnie CruzelleMyram of the provincial DIRECTOR, ELECTORAL AREA “O” government, which (LOWER NORTH THOMPSON would also retain the Phone: (250) 672-9219 (Home) right to decide what the proceeds of the sale could be used for, including not allowing Email: the districts to keep the money for their 300 - 465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada V2C 2A9 own uses. Toll Free: 1-877-377-8673 (B.C. Only) Tel: (250) 377-8673 Email:

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Did you know that 40% of the time we don’t get the colds we are exposed to? We do have a bit of immunity to these viruses. When we do get a cold, it tunes up our immune system and makes it stronger to fend off a future cold. This is the time of year we focus on poison awareness in the home. With our aging population, more people are taking five or more medications. This is one of the reasons why the incidence of child poisoning is going up. Store your medications in a place where curious children can’t reach them. Evidently, we Canadians don’t eat enough fibre. Because adequate fibre has positive effects on heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer, it’s important to get enough. Men aged 19-50 need 28 grams per day, while older women need at least 21 grams. Read those food labels to see how much you are getting. We make from 750ml to 1500ml of saliva each day. You really wonder how we can ever have a dry mouth. Dry mouth can be caused by some medications. In fact, dry mouth (medically called ‘xerostomia’) is one of the more common side effects of medications. If this is a problem for you, check with our pharmacists. We may be able to help alleviate the situation for you. All drugs have side effects, but the user does not experience most of them. If it’s important to your quality of life, we’ll tell you about it. It’s one of our roles as your professional pharmacist.



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Are your kids safe on the farm? This is National Farm Safety Week: March 14 – 20 North Thompson Star/Journal Farming is one of Canada’s most dangerous industries, and children are often present in

this workplace – one that exposes them to machinery, chemicals, livestock and other hazards. Too often, children have access to the entire farm and view it as one big




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play space. Children must be taught about farm dangers and be kept isolated from these risks. March 14 – 20 is National Farm Safety Week and once again Canada Safety Council encourages all Canadian farming families to ensure the safety of children on the farm. Injuries involving children can be prevented by attention to details, and a sound understanding of fundamental safety principles. According to the Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR) program, from 1990 to 2005, there were 217 agricultural fatalities among children and youth aged 14 or younger. Approximately 45 per cent were under the age of five. Runovers and drownings are the most common cause of fatality among children. Machine runovers caused 42 per

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cent of fatalities, followed by drownings (15 per cent), machine rollovers (11 per cent), animalrelated injuries (7 per cent), and being caught in or under a non-machine object (5 per cent). Every year, children are run over and killed by farm machinery. Bystander runovers and extra rider runovers cause many agricultural fatalities among young children. Bystander runovers occur when children playing on the farm or ranch worksite (usually the yard or drive way) are run over by a tractor, pickup truck or other farm vehicle. The vehicle is generally reversing at the time of the runover. Extra rider runovers occur when a child falls from a machine they had been riding on as a passenger and were subsequently runover. Enforce a “no extra riders” rule on tractors and other

farm machinery. One of the best ways to keep children safe is to have a designated play area on the farm. Provide fenced-in play areas with high-mounted, self-locking, gate closures for young children. By limiting children’s play areas to a specific location, the safety zone is greatly increased and exposure to farm dangers is decreased. Teach small children the fundamentals of safety, such as which areas are off-limits. As they grow older, explain why certain things are dangerous. When they start helping with the work, make sure they are properly trained, keeping their limited strength and experience in mind. The safe way to do things is not always obvious to a child, so always explain and enforce the safety aspects of the job. Children often imitate what they see. Above all,

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Machine runovers caused 42 per cent of child fatalities from 1990 to 2005 according to a CAIR report. farmers and their workers must set a good example,

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both for their own safety and as a role model for children. To make your farm more child safe, here are several things you can do to protect them and yourself: s)NSPECTYOURFARMFOR hazards that could lead to injury. Involve your children in the inspection and explain the potential hazards. s 'IVE OLDER CHILDREN age-appropriate tasks. Remember they are children – not small adults. s -AKE SURE CHILDREN receive and understand safety training before each activity. s .EVER ALLOW EXTRA riders on any equipment! s #HECK YOUR PROVINcial laws to learn the legal age for operating farm machinery. s+EEPWORKAREASNEAT and clean and machinery in good repair. s-AKEGRAINBINSAND work areas off-limits to children. It takes only two or three seconds to become helplessly trapped in flowing grain. s +EEP CHILDREN AWAY from farm chemicals. Store the chemicals in a cabinet, room or building that can be locked. s +EEP CHILDREN AWAY from animals, especially in livestock-handling areas. A calm animal can become dangerous if it or its offspring feel threatened. s/FTENTHEVICTIMSOF drownings on the farm are less than six years old. Fence farm ponds and manure pits, or any other source of water that could be hazardous to children.

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Christian Life Assembly welcomes new Youth Pastor Submitted James and Maralee Mason moved to Barriere from Caronport, Saskatchewan at the beginning of February this year. James has come to fill the position of Youth Pastor after having received his BA in Biblical Studies from Briercrest College last spring. The Masons have two children, Isaac, fouryears-old, and Emery, almost two. As a recent graduate with a young family this is James’s first official job in a church, and the Masons say they are glad to have their first post at one so welcoming. The couple say they are excited to begin helping out with things such as music and children’s ministries, as well as getting some youth meetings started. James and Maralee are looking

forward to meeting the young people in Barriere and getting to know their concerns and aspirations. Maralee says she is excited to see the community well equipped with programs for families with young children, and has enjoyed getting to meet many young moms. She is also interested in becoming acquainted with local craft fairs as she has enjoyed filling the hours when James was studying with jewellry making. Both James and Maralee grew up in B.C. – in Rossland and Castlegar respectively, and they are very happy to be closer to home and away from the cold Saskatchewan wind. The Masons expressed how warmly they have been welcomed, and they look forward to growing and becoming part of this beautiful community.

Budget time for local government It is that time of the year again. Tax time for all of us and budget time for government at all levels. Barriere council has had one budget meeting so far. Not one person from the public attended. The next is scheduled for Monday March 12 at 7:15PM. All budget meetings are open to the public. Once the budget has been discussed at Council there will be a public review. The budget is important in that it will tell you what the Council plans to do over the next year. Property tax rates are set to cover these projects and expenditures. It is much more effective to tell Council what you view as important prior to the budget being set than after. Take for example perhaps District staff feel another employee is needed for the water or department or perhaps the office. Staff makes a recommendation that the money for this new employee be included in the budget. Council then has to decide if the new employee is needed and if so how to pay them. Since the budget has to be balanced the new employee’s wages or any other new expenditures must come from cutting services or from raising taxes. None of these requests are secret. As a result a Barriere resident asked me why staff was asking for more employees. They asked if we had more parks, more waterworks, more paper to file or what exactly had happened that more employees

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were needed to handle the work. Another person spoke up to ask just what the Council was doing to promote new businesses and jobs in Barriere. He said that there was no way he wanted some big smelly, noisy industrial plant here in town. Four small businesses employing 6 or 8 people would be better than one resource based industry that employed 30 but could go burn down and not be rebuilt because the owners are not based here in Barriere. Local small companies make decisions based on more than just hard numbers. Diversify the employment base and support the businesses that are here was the real solution he said. Get a small manufacturer to come here and I may put up some of my own money that way things get done now another person chimed in. We would have an assortment of jobs to attract new people, retain the people that are here and Barriere would stay just like it is, a nice quiet safe place to live was the general consensus of all present. One person did say that both of the major employers here were resource based companies. They felt the District should support their efforts. The whole

group agreed. Once again though the idea of diversifying came up and he admitted change might not be a bad idea. I explained that if I answered the questions while my answers would be based on the facts as given to me by staff and as I understood them the answers would be only my opinion. The best way to get answers is to come to the meetings and ask there. All of Council and the senior staff members are there to answer such questions. The resident then stated that they detested meetings so why was it so important that they

come an ask all of council and staff? I explained that at meetings the questions and answers get recorded in the minutes for future reference which is important to the democratic process. It removes the “he said she said” part of the equation when making decisions that have an effect on everyone in Barriere and the surrounding area. I then said Council is not autonomous. They are required to act on the wishes of the majority of residents. Like when I tried to explain who ran the town this brought on gales of laughter. One person said I should write comedy. It was my turn to laugh then. I reminded them that whatever I say or do it is after all just my opinion. It was their turn to give theirs to those that need to hear.

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Surprise donation for area animals in need of help North Thompson Star/Journal Just when times seem really bleak, a surprise comes along that lifts the gloomy outlook on a situation. Elli Kohnert, this area’s animal advocate, says last month she was wondering how to f ind dog food for several dogs who’s guardians needed assistance to provide for them, when she received a call from Barriere Elementary School. The call was to inform her that the school’s grade 7 class had decided to share the proceeds from their Christmas fundraiser with animals in need. Their hard work had been well rewarded, and they were able

donate money raised to UNICEF and still give $250 to Kohnert to help local animals. When Kohnert and her canine buddy Wiccan arrived at the school to receive the cheque, she explained to the students how herself and several of her friends are assisting people with caring for their pets. “Sometimes an animal gets hurt and it’s owner is unable to pay what is often a large vet bill; we help out with a donation that does not cover it all, but helps a little,” Kohnert told the students, “Most of all we need pet food, which had been previously been donated to us from sources in Kamloops. But that does not happen any-


more, so we have to purchase as much pet food as we are able to ourselves. We also want to promote spaying and neutering, and share the cost with a pet owner who needs some financial help. For these reasons we are very grateful for the donation we have received from you, and we are saying a big thank you from the animals who will get help because of your generosity. “The Kamloops SPCA is often Barriere’s last hope when we have a dog or cat that needs shelter, mostly a foster home, until a permanent one can be found, but that takes time. It means we need to find a place in the area that can house the animal, but we still have to find food for

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The Barriere Elementary School grade 7 class recently donated $250 that they raised to be used in helping area pets and animals in need. it. If it is a large animal, once it was even a horse, the cost is high; and that is why

we are truly grateful for donations of either pet food or money to buy the food. Until

we have an organization facilitated by local government we will do whatever is

possible to advocate for the animals, just as we have been doing for many years.”

Small animal flea market joins two other sales on same day at fairgrounds By Jill Hayward North Thompson Star/Journal The North Thompson Fall Fair grounds will be a busy place this spring on Saturday, April 21, when three separate events will take place offering a wide variety of merchandise and small animals for purchase to valley residents. The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association will be hosting a Small Livestock and Agricultural Equipment Flea Market that day from, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the sheep barn that is situated directly behind (to the east) the curling rink. The flea market will be open to all kinds of poultry, caged birds, sheep, goats, and even dogs, and cats. Small agricultural items are also welcomed. Cost for sellers is $10 per pen with tables if needed.

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There will also be a large bulletin board where sellers can place a poster with information and pictures offering any large animals they may want to offer for sale. Cost to place on the bulletin board is $2.50 per ad. Vendors are asked to bring their own boxes for the small livestock they sell, and to be prepared to stay with their animals throughout the event. A concession will be available next to the barn. Organizers note the small animal flea market is replacing the Small Animal Auction fundraiser that has been held on the fairgrounds in past years. This is due to the fact that the auction event “proved to be too work intensive for very little profit”. However, the association says they feel the small animal flea market will provide a venue for small livestock owners to

still be able to market their animals in the spring to the public, but with less overhead to the association. They do stress however that the flea market, “Is not an auction!” For information call Kelly or Clayton Searle at 250-672-9683. The Barriere and District Curling Club will be hosting their annual Spring Craft Sale and Flea Market in the Curling Rink as well this day, and it will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations to the Curling Club table will also be gladly accepted. To book a table please call Jane Milburn at 250-672-9391. Also, on the fairgrounds this day will be the Barriere and District Riding Club’s Open Tack Sale. Anyone interested in a $10 table to market horse tack or equipment are encouraged to contact Kate at:

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Little Fort Appraisal Weekend ’12 takes shape Submitted Wondering what that keepsake from Great Granddad or that garage sale find is really worth? North Thompson Valley residents will have their chance to find the answers to such questions April 28 and 29, 2012, at the third annual Antique Appraisal Weekend in Little Fort. Sponsored by the North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society (NTVHHS), the weekend brings Vernon-based independent art and antiques appraiser Peter S. Blundell to the Little Fort Hall for two full days. Not a sale or show, the event offers area residents the opportunity to confer with Blundell regarding the value of their treasures. During past visits the appraiser has expressed great pleasure in the quality and variety of items submitted at the Little

Fort event. He said last year that those items presented for appraisal compared favorably with what he is accustomed to seeing at much larger venues. Last year’s two-day event was booked virtually solid, all but a handful of appointments made well in advance. Those wishing to participate in this year’s Antique Appraisal Weekend may book appointments by calling Pat at 250-672-5660 or Elsie at 250-6774287. For a $40 fee (tax included), each 15-minute appointment provides an opportunity for Blundell to examine up to three items. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., both Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29. Spectators will be able to hear and see proceedings via a video feed and sound projection; in past years the event has drawn an enthusiastic audience each day. After

expenses, proceeds go toward the NTVHHS’s ultimate goal of construction and operation of a hospice house for valley residents. The society has a paid membership of more than 150 valley residents, and holds regular general meetings. Along with the antique weekend, the NTVHHS also sponsors and organizes an annual “Bike Challenge,” each September. In the Bike Challenge two teams, one each from Barriere and Clearwater, depart their hometowns at an appointed hour on a September Sunday and bike up/down Highway 5 to see where on the highway the two contingents meet — and therefore which team manages to travel farther during that time. Hospice house volunteers at Clearwater, Little Fort and Barriere invite valley residents to guess (for a small fee) where along the highway the two teams will meet.

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Independent antiques appraiser Peter S. Blundell checks reference materials while examining a vase and a figurine during the Antique Appraisal Weekend in Little Fort 2011. Blundell is slated to return to Little Fort for another two-day show April 28 and 29.

FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.



The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.

The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.

The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.



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SPORTS McDonald does well in loppet Submitted

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Cold lake brings out ice divers Four divers and an instructor from Wilsons Diving on Vancouver Island attended Lac Des Roches the first weekend of March to conduct training on ice diving. Also participating was RCMP Cst. Evan Cadwallader from Barriere. In this advanced course, five divers descended under the ice, training in both altitude and ice diving. Water temperature was recorded at the freezing mark, with surface temperature being slightly colder. The Interior of British Columbia offers divers some conditions not available in the coastal regions.

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On Sunday, Feb. 25, Barriere teen Alex McDonald, 15, placed second in a 20 km loppet at Sun Peaks in the 14 to17 year age group. Morning temperatures were minus -20°C at the top of the Mt. Morrisey lift where the Mass start race began. Over 40 cross country skiers, ages ranging from youth to seniors, gathered together to participate in the event that was resurrected to help mark the 50th anniversary of the ski area. The varied terrain and weather presented both a physical and mental challenge for competitors and volunteers alike. Alex said he enjoyed the large downhill section of the race and completed the loppet in 1:02:26.6. For his second place finish, the teen received one of the unique ‘cow bell’

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Netball team plagued by injuries at Winter Games By Jill Hayward North Thompson Star/Journal Barriere netball team coach Kim Fennell says injuries were a big problem for the team at last months B.C. Winter Games competition in Vernon. They also added a few players to the team at the last minute due to the fact some were not able to make the trip to the Games. “Unfortunately Talyse Lyons got a concussion in the first game and was out for the balance,” said the coach, “We won one game, and then had a ‘do or die’ game to get into the medal round, during which we lost Alex Harpauer with a sprained ankle. The following game another girl on the team had to play with a migraine, and everybody else was out of position. The remaining girls played really hard, but it was not to be. However, everyone learned lots, and had a really good time.” Regular netball season will be starting up in Barriere at the high school after spring break.

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Quite a horse drive By Ken Mather, Curator at O’Keefe Ranch The 1870s were a time of stagnation for the ranchers of the new province of B.C. as the gold rush activity dwindled and the promised railway connection with the rest of Canada stalled. Various attempts were made to alleviate the overcrowded ranges of cattle and horses but none more enterprising than the scheme of Adam Ferguson and James Christie. Ferguson, 32 years old, was originally from Scotland and Christie, 20 years old, from Ireland. The two decided that there ought to be a market for horses in the Red River area, some 2,000 kilometers to the east. They knew that there was a trail up the North Thompson River and through the Yellowhead Pass that avoided the prairies where the Blackfoot Natives still ruled supreme. The two men rounded up 107 head of wild horses in the hills around Kamloops and, on July 7, 1874 headed up the North Thompson. Although survey parties for the promised Canadian Pacific Railway had struggled through the Yellowhead Pass as part of their explorations, the trail was seldom used, blocked by deadfall and overgrown with bush, especially on the part that ran from the North Thompson River to Tete Jaune Cache on the headwaters of the Fraser River. Ferguson and Christie made good time as far as the old Hudson’s Bay Company post of Little Fort, at the mouth of the Clearwater River. From there, the trail deteriorated and eventually disappeared. It was one thing for a man on horseback to navigate the deadfall and bush but driving a herd of wild horses through it was incredibly difficult. Ferguson and Christie had to chop their way through and progress slowed to a crawl until they reached Tete Jaune Cache. From there, the Yellowhead Pass itself was open and relatively easy going until they reached Jasper House. The trail from there was every bit as difficult as the one they had already traversed. It passed through 350 kilometers of spruce forest and swamp. In places, the men had to go ahead with axes to cut a way through the deadfall. Horses sank up to their chests in the mud and swamp and had to be pulled out with ropes or pried out of the mud

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with poles. They were also confronted with several major river crossings. The Pembina River, some 160 metres wide, was one of the toughest. They watched with despair as horses lost footing and disappeared into the rapid current, some not to be seen again. But there remained no other option but to push forward. By September 26, they had reached Lac St. Anne, a Metis outpost and mission some 50 miles from Fort Edmonton. Of the original 107 horses, there remained 72, most in terrible condition. After resting there for a few days, the men drove the horses on to Fort Edmonton. Recognizing that the size and strength of the horses surpassed anything on the prairies, the chief factor at the fort purchased the entire band from Ferguson and Christie, saving them driving the horses another 1,350 kilometers further to the Red River. Adam Ferguson took his hard-earned money and returned to B.C. while Jim Christie went to Montana and purchased more horses to drive into the ranching country around Fort Macleod. He became the “Pioneer Horseman” of Alberta and settled in the area. Many B.C. horses were to come to the prairies but none via such a difficult route as these two frontiersmen had taken. *Courtesy of Vernon Morning Star

North Thompson Pony Club formed Submitted A keen group of parents and youth again came out to show their interest in the formation of a Canadian Pony Club Branch in our area. The group voted on a name, which will now be known as the North Thompson Pony Club. During this meeting an executive was voted in. The club District Commissioner will be Jacquie Peters (, Secretar y/Treasurer will be Crystal Clough (cloughroad@gmail. com), and Registrar will be Maureen Smith

(wildridgeranch@ We are planning a variety of fun and educational activities for the upcoming season, including theory, stable management/ riding lessons (50 per cent for both activities), demonstrations, workshops, clinics, official Canadian Pony Club Levels testing, and fundraising - all in a positive family and community-based environment. Any and all interested participants, ages seven to 21, and their parents are strongly encouraged to join. Membership

fees will be $115. Ownership of a horse or pony is not required. All members must however, have membership with Horse Council of B.C. and riding participants must have an ASTM approved riding helmet and proper footwear. The next meeting will take place Thursday, Mar. 15, at 7 p.m., in the District of Barriere municipal building (Ridge). Look for our Pony Club posters around town, and our upcoming regular news articles. If you require any

further information, please contact Jacquie Peters at 250-6725812.

Billy Powell took advantage last week of the bright sunny weather and the three days he was out of school during the teacher’s strike to practise some new moves on his bike.

Scholarship available from BC Fairs for those following a career in agriculture North Thompson Star/Journal The B.C. Association of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions, otherwise known as BC Fairs, is offering two youth scholarships again this year, each for $1,000. The first is for the 2012 Youth Scholarship, and is available to any youth who is continuing their education in agriculture or in a related field. They need to have been active in community organizations for at least two years in B.C., and need to be current residents of B.C. The second is for the 2012 4-H Scholarship. For this one, the youth must be a member of the 4-H

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and continuing their education in agriculture or a related field. Again, they must be residents of B.C., and they must have been active with the 4-H for at least two years in B.C., or have been registered as a

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FRIDAY, MARCH 30th 2012 9:00 AM TO 10:00 AM Families with Children born in 2008 and 2009 Parents and children are invited to come and learn and play together. Guest presenters will share information about: • Getting ready for kindergarten • Healthy growth and development • Child safety To Register Call 672-9916 THE SESSION WILL BE LIMITED BE SURE TO PRE-REGISTER.

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Friday, March 30th 2012 10:00 am to 12:00 pm The event will include: • Booths set up with information and tools from various services for a healthy child development such as nutrition, growth, dental, hearing, vision, and more. • Food, raffle prizes, games, and give aways This is an open event brought to by Success by Six for children ages 2 – 5 and their parents. This portion of the event does not require registration and drop in is welcome. For more information please call Carla at 250-320-4147.


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A photography challenge increases skill and technique Since the New Year I have been perusing online photography forums and various Facebook pages of other photographers, and one thing I have noticed is the popularity of starting a 52-week photography challenge. For example, on Canadian-digital. com forum, member Sambr posted the following, “Okay folks, we are starting a 52-week challenge on this forum, make it suit your schedule. I hope we get lots of participation from the membership at large. This will be solely for personal development and growth of your photographic skills and technique. All submissions must be shot during the submission week and can be of anything you want; animals, people, and landscape, whatever you decide. Members can comment on your photos - it will be up to you if you want to take their comments or advice.” I think this is a great idea. Anything to get us out there making photographs

is good. Some have even suggested a 365-day challenge. I suppose that’s good also, however, I expect many will just rely on a point and shoot response towards anything to fulfill the obligation to post a picture daily. I would prefer that those taking up the challenge do so to help their photography grow in some way and select a subject with some thought as to creating some interest to the viewer. One photograph a day, or one photograph a week, might not always fit one’s personal lifestyle either. Especially if the photographer’s intention is to show something he, or she, thinks might be interesting. Anything that gets us out with a camera in our hand is good. If anyone agrees with that then the challenge could even be photographing a subject a month for a 12-month challenge. I have written before that my wife and I (for years now) each produce a picture for our monthly


* O H N % N MA N calendar. I suppose that would be more like a six month challenge since we alternate months; January was my month, then February my wife’s, and March mine, and so on. I must admit that I am really late with a picture this month. I have been trying to get together with two other photographers to photograph some large river otters that seem to be hanging out in the Thompson River east of Kamloops Lake. We tried this week without success, and, instead, turned from the river to the foothills and made some pretty good images of the bighorn sheep. I will be satisfied with a photograph of the sheep for this month to fill the empty space in our home that should have a calendar hanging in it. Personally, I know

I could fill the weekly challenge with miscellaneous images, but I favour those that have challenged themselves with a theme. I read one who will be choosing “shadows”. I like that because I think it will force that photographer to be creative in approach, selection, and final production. My personal goal for this year is to photograph a different bridge every month. Those that read my last article know that I began (late, I know) with the Pritchard Bridge that crosses the Thompson River not far from my home. The project shouldn’t be hard for me to get going because there are lots of bridges only short drives away. My wife doesn’t think too much of my project. She thinks it could be boring. Okay, I must aspire

to produce photographs of the bridges that go beyond just documenting a structure spanning a body of water, and I will be forced, like the “shadow” photographer, to be creative in my approach, selection, and f inal production. For her part, my wife has committed to producing a fine photograph of a “tree” each month. My f irst photograph of the challenge is the Pritchard Bridge, which I made with a wide-angle lens while standing in the sand at one end just left of where the pillars arise from the sand. I like the image, but if this is to be a real challenge my next bridge needs to be photographed from a different angle and I need a less leisurely execution. Those taking up the daily, weekly, or monthly photography challenge should do this, as Sambr says, “… for personal development and growth of your photographic skills and technique.” Choosing a theme or subject increases the challenge. It is

John Enman Photo

John Enman says his personal goal for this year is to photograph a different bridge every month. This is the Pritchard Bridge that crosses the Thompson River, and is the first month of the challenge. also fine to just photograph any subject because you really like it. I know we are already well into March, but who cares, there aren’t any rules. These are my thoughts this week. Contact me at www. or email: emcam@ Stop by Enman’s Camera at 423 Tranquille Road in Kamloops. And if you want an experienced photographer please call me at 250-371-3069. I also sell an interesting selection of used photographic equipment.

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By Dee Shred basil & sprinkle over top. Great with boiled baby potatoes & snow peas or steamed broccoli.

Each week a volunteer/volunteers are recognized in this space for their contribution to our community. If you, your service organization or group would like to recognize an individual, please call the North Thompson Volunteer and Information Centre at 250-672-0033.

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Salute to our community Each week a volunteer or student is recognized in this space for their contribution to our community. If you, your service organization or group would like to recognize an individual, please call the North Thompson Volunteer and Information Centre at 250-672-0033 or the North Thompson Star/Journal 250-672-5611.

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Barriere Search & Rescue: 2nd Tues. of mth, 7pm. Training on 4th Mar 14 - Photography Club meeting, 6:30pm @ Royal LePage office. Jun 23-24 - Celebration of the Arts, 10am-4pm each day Mar 17 - St. Patrick’s Day, 5pm @ Legion. DJ, & Irish Stew & more. Army Cadets - 2941 RCACC Cadet Corp. - every Tues. 6:30pm, ages Tues. of mth, 7pm. Mar 19-20 - Acrylic Painting Course for youth (Gr.4-10), 1-3pm both 12-18, Legion Basement. New Recruits Welcome. Info: Marc Tremblay BSS PAC & Booster Club: 2nd Mon. of mth, 6:30pm. days @ NTVIC. Call 672-0033 to register. 672-9681. Barriere Survivors of Brain Injuries: For more info call John at Mar 24 - NT Fish & Game Club Banquet @ Lion’s Hall. Doors open at Baha’i Night: Fri., 7:30pm, Marge Mitchell’s home. 672-5615 250-372-1799. 5:30pm, dinner at 7pm. $25/person. For tickets call 672-1843. Barriere Adult Day Program: Mon. & Wed. 9-2. Lunch, crafts & music Barriere Women’s Basketball: Mon. 7-9pm Barriere Secondary Mar 30 - NT Fall Fair & Rodeo Banner Night & Apron Auction, 7pm at the Seniors Ctr. Sherry Jardine 672-5121 gym. Call Kim Fennell 250-320-7689 for info. @ Lions Hall. Info & to book appearances call Diane 672-0273 or Barriere Beavers & Cubs - Lions Hall 5:30pm every Mon., starting Barriere Youth Choir: Every Thurs., 7pm @ Church of St. Paul. All Catharine 672-0019 (weekdays only). youth welcome. Info call Leah Jones 250-957-8440. Sept. Leaders needed for 2011-12 - call 250-672-9683. Mar 30 - Success By 6 Ready Set Learn, 9-10am @ Barr. Elem. Call Barriere Cancer Support: 672-9263, 672-0017 or 672-1890 Barriere Youth Group: every Friday, 7-10pm at NTVIC, sponsored 672-9916 to register. Barriere Community Choir: Every Wed., 7pm @ Church of St. Paul. by Yellowhead Community Services. Contact Curt 674-2600 or email Mar 30 - Success By 6 Festival of Wellness, 10am-12noon @ Barr. All adults welcome. Info call Leah Jones 250-957-8440. Elem. Info call 672-9916. Bethany Baptist Church Prayer: Every Tues., 7pm. Barriere Curling Club: Oct.-Mar. Curling, league & bonspiels. Apr 14 - NTV Garden Club Seedy Saturday, Clearwater. Barriere Food Bank: Open every other Wed. starting June 1, 10am- Carpet Bowling: Mon., Wed., & Fri., 9:30am-12 noon @ Little Fort Apr 15 - Fly Casting Course w/Mo Bradley, 1pm @ Anglers Gift & Hall. noon. Call for info 672-0029 (leave a message). Tackle. Call 672-2111 for more info. Community Kitchen: If interested call Dede 554-3134. Barriere & District Heritage Society: 3rd Wed. of mth, 1pm at Apr 21 - Curling Club Flea Market, 9am-1pm @curling rink. Call 672Community Soup Day: Christian Life Assembly Church on Annesty NTVIC in the winter, at Museum in the summer. 9391 for info or to book a spot. Road. 3rd Mon. of every mth. Apr 21 - NT Fall Fair Small Livestock & Agricultural Equipment Flea Barriere & District Riding Club: 2nd Tues. of mth, 7pm. www. Council of Senior Citizens: Devoted to improving the quality of life Market, 8:30am-2pm @ Sheep Barn, Fall Fair grounds. Info/to book a Info Cherie 672-9341 for all seniors. Call 604-576-9734 or email Barriere & District Seniors Events: Mon. Whist 7pm, Tues. & spot call 672-9683. Crib: Barriere Legion 242, every Wed. 7:30pm, Sept. to May. Thurs. Carpet Bowling 10am, Wed. Fun Cards 1pm, 672-9627 Apr 21 - B&D Riding Club Tack Sale @ Horse Barn, Fall Fair grounds. Crib: Mon. & Fri. 1-4pm @ Little Fort Hall. Barriere Elementary PAC: 1st Mon. of mth, call 672-9916 Info contact Kate: Darts: Barriere Legion 242, every Thurs. 7pm, Sept. to May. Barriere Firefighters’ Practice: Barriere Firehall, Thurs., 7pm Apr 28-29 - LF Hospice House Antique Appraisal, 10am-5pm both Fibre Arts: Every Tues. 7-9pm @ NTVIC days @ Little Fort Hall. To book appointment call 672-5660 or 677-4287. Barriere Hospice: Every 2 weeks. 250-672-9391 May 12 - NTV Garden Club Plant Sale. Barriere Quilting Club: 2nd & 4th Thurs. of mth, 4pm at the Barriere Gambler’s Anonymous: 250-374-9165 or 250-374-9866. Food Bank. Judy 250-672-5275 or Fran 250-672-2012. Heffley Creek Acoustic Coffee House: 3rd Fri. every mth 7pm. Jun 3 - Fun Run 5 & 10K Race. For more info call 682-7771.

Performers, concession, play area for kids! Call 578-0056. Lapidary Club: 4th Wed. 7pm. Volunteer Center. 672-0153 Literacy Tutoring: Learn to read FREE. Susan Ross 672-9875. Little Fort Coffee House: 1st Friday each mth @ Little Fort Community Hall. $4/person (musicians free). For info: call Bill 6725116. Little Fort Recreation Society: 1st Thurs. each mth 7pm LNT Catholic Women’s League: 2nd Wed. each mth, 7pm at St. George’s. Call 250-672-9330 for info. McLure Vounteer Fire Dept. Rec.: 1st Wed. each month at 7:30pm upstairs. Except Jul & Aug. 250-578-7565 for info. McLure Firefighter Practice: 2nd & 4th Tues., 7pm, McLure Firehall Men’s Floor Hockey: Tues., 8-10pm at Barriere Sec. School. NT Arts Council: Every Friday from 12-3pm, painting at NTVIC - any medium/all welcome. NT Fish & Game Club: 4rd Mon. each mth 7pm Volunteer Centre. More info 672-1843 NT Valley Garden Club: 3rd Sun. of mth, 1pm. Summer Community Garden, weather permitting. Winter-NTVIC. NT Valley Hospice House Soc.: 3rd Tues of the mth, 11am, Little Fort Hall. More info 672-5660 or 672-9500. Quilting: 1st Tues of the mth, 10am @ Little Fort Hall. Safe Home: Get away from domestic abuse, call 250-674-2135 (Clearwater) or 250-682-6444 (Barriere). Wilson’s Arena weekly practice: Mon Game, Tues: Stock Dogs, Wed: Team roping, Thurs: Team penning

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In Memoriam In Loving Memory Steven Reginald Noble Jan. 5, 1950 to March 15, 2004 Yes, I will say it again Still so many tears It has been eight long years. You have missed out on so

much Your grandkids and such But something even bigger most of all Your great granddaughter, she is a doll. Our talks, our laughs Are now all in the past. But our memories are so dear I often feel you are near. Hope all is well where you are In my heart I know you’re not far I miss you more and more each day You’re still my number one star I must say. LOVE & MISS YOU LOTS XO Wendy, Cathy, Steve, Tammy, Kiana, Drew, Keaton, Keisha, Tyra and Taya


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by many other family, friends, and associates. Marie was a long time resident of the Fraser Valley, and also enjoyed a numbers of years in Barrier, BC. A very liberated women, and never at a loss for action and words, she was an active member of her church, volunteered for a number of non-profit organizations, and proud to be a 41 year long member, and past-president, of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #265. An avid gardener, Marie loved her flowers and growing her own fruits and vegetables. She enjoyed taking her beloved dog and faithful companion, Tara, for daily walks. Her greatest Legacy is her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life was held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #265, 26607 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove, BC on Friday, March 9, 2012. Pastor Reid Fowler officiated. Private Family Interment. On line condolences to the family may be made to: Wiebe & Jeske 1-604-859-5885

Cards of Thanks A special Thank You to the Barr-K Restaurant & to Bill & Bernie Kershaw for the donation of the chairs from the restaurant to our church. As you retire, we send our congratulations & wish you every blessing in your future. The Pastor & congregation of Bethany Baptist Church

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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.

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 Clearwater Dental Clinic requires a CDA or DA Level 1 to cover a maternity leave position and a FT Registered Dental Hygienist. Drop off resume at Clearwater Medical/Dental Clinic or fax: 250-674-2225. DRIVERS required for the safe and courteous transportation of Railway Crews. Job is based out of BLUE RIVER. Clean abstract is required. This is a 24/7 on-call operation. Pay is a flatrate per trip, based on $15.00 per hour. You will need a class 1, 2, or 4 driver’s licence. If you need to upgrade we may assist, some conditions apply. Retired and Semi-Retired more than welcome! To apply contact John Hollis either at John.Holl i s @ H a l l c o n C r e w Tr a n or by fax to 780468-4617. F/T customer service (inside sales) person. Must have retail experience. Building & hardware experience a plus; F/T customer service (outside sales) person. Retail bldg & hardware exp a must, mechanical/small engine knowledge an asset. Applicants must be motivated and team players. No phone calls please. Drop off resume to Box D c/o The Times, #14-74 Young Rd, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N2 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


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RV SALES REP needed for asap! We need someone to join the Voyager RV sales team! We have a rare opening for an energetic & effective RV salesperson, to start this Spring! It’s an amazing opportunity to sell the industry’s top selling RV brands (Jayco, Itasca, Winnebago towables, Northern Lite & more!) and work at the BC Interior’s Largest RV dealer. Email resumes to or fax to 250766-4640.

Help Wanted

WRANGLER wanted for Chilcotin backcountry. 250-2382375

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NORTH THOMPSON JOBS BARRIERE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 629 Barriere Town Rd. Barriere, BC V0E 1E0 Phone: 250-672-0036 / Fax: 250-672-2159 E-mail: • Website:

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CLEARWATER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Box 2559, RR #2, Clearwater BC V0E 1N0 250-674-2928 Fax 250-674-2938 E-mail: • Web Page:

Waitress/Waiter: 2pos/Blue River #0307 Store Clerk/Cashier: 1FT/1PT pos/Blue River #0306 Line Cooks: 2FT/1PT pos/Blue River #0305 Tree Planters: 4pos/Seas/Clw #0304 Apprentice Greens Keeper & Maintenance Person: Seas/Clw #0303 Horticulturist/Head Greens Keeper: Seas/ Clw #0302 Campground Superintendent: Seas/Clw #0301 Housekeepers: 2pos/Seas/Clw #0209 Registered Dental Hygienists: FT/Clw #0208 CDA or Dental Assistant Level 1: Mat Leave/ Clw #0208 Cook: FT/Blue River #0207 Early Childhood Educators & Educator Assistants: FT/PT/Clw. #0206 Volunteer Firefighter 7 pos./Clw. #0205 Customer Service/Kitchen Helper: Seas/ Clw. #0202 Class 1 Driving Instructor: FT/Clw. #0201 Cook/Kitchen Helper: Casual/Clearwater #0111 Boat Operator/Small Engine Mechanic: Seas/ Blue River #0108 Trip Leader Raft Guide: FT Seas. Clw #1203 Room Attendants: FT/PT Blue River #1011 Home Share Provider: FT/Clearwater#1006 Community Nurse Consult.: Casual/Clw. #1001 GENERAL INFORMATION • Free Workshops: Resume development Mar. 21, 2012 9-2:30; limit 6 people

Please call 250-674-2928 to register for one or all of these free workshops • Resumes & Interviews: Go hand in hand, so the better prepared you are the greater the impression you will make to your future employer. Please drop in and our friendly staff will assist you. • Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS): Are you currently on Employment Insurance or have you been in the last 3-5 years? If you have, you may be eligible for wage subsidy. Ask us for further info. • Funding for Skill Enhancement: Recent or active EI clients with a career plan in mind seeking assistance through Service Canada are required to book an appointment with one of our Employment Counsellors. • Self Employment: If you are interested in Self-Employment please call our office and book an appointment with one of our Employment Consultants for a referral to Community Futures. Next scheduled visit is TBA or every 3rd Thursday of the month. • Blue River Itinerant: An employment consultant comes to town once a month. Next visit is March 27. If one on one appointments are required please call to set up a time prior to the drop in. For more information drop in to 58 Young Road, Clearwater, BC or phone 250-6742928 or fax 250-674-2938.

For more information drop in to 58 Young Road (above Raft River Fitness), phone 250-674-2928 or fax 250-674-2938 “Funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement” Sponsored by Yellowhead Community Services



Monday, March 12, 2012 North Thompson Star Journal


Merchandise for Sale

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Trades, Technical

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For Sale By Owner

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Auto Financing

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.

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.


Thompson Crossing Manufactured Housing Development Older Safeway manuf home, CSA cert. Rental purchase option. Home and addition all for $19,000. Below assessed value. Home ultimately must be moved - price incl move & blocking to your location within 100 km. Ask us about the BC 1st time new home buyers bonus ($7,500). View the new home currently on display. Kindly refer to our website: or call 250-587-6151

Barriere: fully self contained recent reno. 1bdrm app 4 rent. 10 min from town. Incl sundeck, heat, hydro , satelite tv, washer. NS/NP/Ref. $525/mo. Avail immed. (250)672-9241 PRICE REDUCED, 2 bed suite in 55+ RiverBend Seniors Community, Kamloops, $1950/m, spacious, welcoming, wheelchair friendly. Avail. i m m e d i a t e l y . 1-604-408-1023 (Vancouver)

Clearwater: Manuf hm in Thompson Crossing Manufactured Housing Development. Features 2 bdrm, l/rm tip out, f/rm, screened porch, carport, f/s, w/d, $625/mo. 250-5876151


Duplex / 4 Plex Barriere: 2 bdrm 1/2 duplex, recently refinished. NP/NS. $575/mo, hydro extra. (250)672 -9575 or (250)299-9038

Seniors: Tired of Living Alone? Furnished room available. Meals, laundry & housekeeping incl. $1,500/mo (base rate). Respite also avail. Call Carole’s Place 250-672-0309

Misc for Rent


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).

Work Wanted Clearwater: Attn low income seniors & persons w/handicaps. New HAFI program by BC Housing funds up to $20,000 to make modifications to your home. (Replaces the RRAP program). Renovations, additions, new construction & home repairs. 41 yrs. exp. in residential construction. Call Hans Ounpuu 250-674-3875 Pet sitting available. Are you looking for a little TLC for your pet while you are on vacation? Please call Keiran and Kaydn Jones at 250-674-3051. References available.


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1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, Free to try!!! 1-877-2979883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #7878 or 1-888-5346984. Live adult 1on1. Call: 1866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877804-5381. (18+). LAWYER REFERRAL Service: need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-687-3221; 1-800-663-1919. NAPLES FLORIDA Area! Bank acquired condos only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida! Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops! Must see. Ask about travel incentives. Call 1-866-959-2825, ext 15.

Photography / Video


by Keith McNeill Digital and film photographs. Phone 250-674-3252 or

Cleaning Services Penny’s Housecleaning Dependable, reliable, quick. Reasonable rates. email 250-674-3650

Misc Services A bookstore in Clearwater? You bet! kukuchai-books-clearwater

Kathy’s Jewellery & Gifts Jewellery available Certified Scentsy consultant Product on hand To order call: 250-674-3763 Sue’s Jewellery Repairs Since 1975 - We do it all, Retipping, Sizing, Soldering. Sue Ludtke - 250-587-6357 Uncle Barry’s Treasures Furniture, electronics, jewellery, clothing, movies, sewing machine repairs & much more! 38 Young Rd., Clearwater 250-674-3322

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Aveley Ranch Hay promotion $4/bale until Mar. 31. Ph. 250-676-9574 Hay for sale: Square bales $6, over 100 $5.50/each. Round bale: 1st cut $60, 2nd cut $65. Delivery available. 250-672-9319

Legal Services audio available


Houses For Sale

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

Spacious 3 bdrm home on 1/2 acre in Vavenby. Forced air oil heat. Avail immed. $750/mo Call Randy 250-674-8288

Room & Board

Furnished cabin/chalet in Birch Island. $650/mo. Incl util. Ph. 250-674-1543

Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW DL9597 Details and APPLY online OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743

Cars - Sports & Imports ATTENTION COLLECTORS 1980 CAMARO, only 50,000 K on reblt punched 305 eng. 3 spd. Needs some body work. For more info. 1-250-5239762. (Logan Lake)

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

Auto Financing Need A Vehicle!



Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.

Mobile Homes & Pads Clearwater: 3 bdrm manuf hm in Mountain Meadows MHP. F/s, w/d, oil furnace, wood stove. $625/mo. N/S, N/P. 250-587-6123

Medical Supplies CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Good Dog Obedience Spring Classes Starting in April! Basic Obedience - A 6 week course in good manners & canine behaviour begins Tuesday, April 3, 7pm at the Fall Fair Hall in Barriere for all dogs at least 6 months old & up. Cost $100. Novice Class - Six weeks of fun as we take you & your dog to the next level of obedient behaviour. Participants must have successfully completed a previous basic obedience course to qualify. Class starts on Sunday, April 15, 11am Cost $100. To register or for more information contact Jill Hayward at 250-319-8023

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

Heavy Duty Machinery

photographer? Portraits, weddings, special events, pet portraits, commercial. Affordable memories that last a lifetime. Seniors rates. Book now avoid & disappointment. Sorry no passport photos Jill Hayward 250-319-8023/250-672-0055

Call 1-866-642-1867


Premium Fir Pellets $225/ton Call 250-819-2944

Misc. for Sale

Round bales. 50/50 alf, orch grass. $35 bale; over 10 bales $30. 2nd cut haylage bales, top qual feed, $40 bale. Ph. 250-677-4427 lve msg

Elliptical Trainer Canadian Tire Cardio Style ET150 in very good condition. Will trade for treadmill in good condition. Call 250-319-8023.


Need a professional

LOOKING FOR BUSINESS, PERSONAL OR TITLE LOAN? Now get up to $800k business or personal loan, with interest rate from 1.9%. Bad credit ok. Apply now M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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


Legal Notices

Homes for Rent Clearwater: 3 bdrm w/lg fenced yd, close to shopping center. 2 bath, 2 storage sheds & lg shop. F/S, w/d & deep freeze. $800/mo + util. NS only, must have ref. Avail April 1. Ph. 250-674-2382 Clearwater. 4-bedroom house, fenced yard. Available April 1. DD & Ref. required. $950/mo. 250-587-6317.

Legal Notices

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

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557


1979 Dodge Motorhome Vin# F44CK9V741540. Name of debtor: Isaac Leo Jones. Amount of debt $12,936. Sale will be March 26, 2012, 9am at Baillies Towing & Autobody Repairs, 4833 Gilbert Dr., Barriere, BC Sale of 1998 Mercury Mistique to take place at 5115 Barriere Town Rd., North River Towing (2004) Ltd., April 2, 2012 at 9am. Vehicle owned by Lorna Jean Bergey with $1479.50 owed to NRT.


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

4464 Barriere Town Road

Used Postage Stamps Support International Scouting by donating used stamps which are sorted & sold to raise money for the International Development Fund of the International Scout & Guide Fellowship. This fund pays for training for Scouters in the third world. Drop stamps off at front counter of the Star/Journal in Barriere, or call Margaret at (250)672-9330.

Real Estate

Lots Level building lots on Oriole Way, Barriere. Your choice Lot 2 or Lot 8. Featuring well maintained street, close to high school & downtown. Asking $72,900 w/complete septic system, and $59,900 without septic. Conventional built housing only. 250-587-6151. Visit our website:

For Sale By Owner

Mobile Homes & Parks

HIGHLY sought after waterfront on beautiful 10 Mile Lake. Main fl laundry, vaulted living room, maple kitchen. 4 bedrooms upstairs, Lg master w/balcony. Barn, extensive landscaping, + + + B&B potential. w w w . f o r s a l e b y o w n Asking $725,000, willing to negotiate. 250991-7994 for appt to view.

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



Worship Sunday 11:00 A worshipping community of Anglicans, United & Lutherans

All Are Welcome the Rev. Graham Brownmiller Office: 250 672-5653


Wednesday, Friday & Saturday Mass - 9am

Priest Father Donal O’Reilly Ph 672-5949 • Fax 672-5974 PENTECOSTAL CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY 4818 Annesty Rd. (Across from High School) 9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School Class 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service K.I.D.S. Church 10:00 a.m. Thurs. Prayer Pastor: Lance Naylor 672-0111

THE OPEN DOOR FELLOWSHIP 4818 Annesty Rd. (across from High School) 2:00 pm Sundays Join us for refreshments after the Service 672-0111 (Tuesdays) or 672-9830 anytime Affiliated with North American Baptist Association. “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters” – (Isaiah 55:1)

Seventh-day Adventists Meet in the Church of Saint Paul on Saturday Mornings Bible Study - 10:00 Worship Service - 11:30 Fellowship Meal - 1:00 Everyone Welcome 672-5332

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What are you teaching your children? Proverbs 22:6; “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” The other day I was watching TV and a commercial came on. It was an advertisement for a type of cereal where two children find their dad in a car enjoying a bowl of this product. The children quiz their father to which his replies range from excuses to outright lies. Most of the advertisements for this cereal promote this type of behavior, and they expect people to laugh and think good thoughts. This made me think about how we are raising our children today. Our loudest form of communication to our

Pause For Thought

By Lynne Bode children is our actions. If we expect our children to tell the truth, we need to make sure our actions are honest ... not just our words. When we say we are going to do something, we need to do it. One of my downfalls is being on time. If I say I will be there at 1:00 and I am not there until 1:10 then my word loses its credibility. The young ones pick up on this right away. How about the way we treat people? A

week-ago Wednesday was anti-bullying day and we tell our children to be nice, to stick up for the underdog, etc. What about the way we treat the driver in front of us that is going too slow by our standards? What expressions do we use then? What about the jokes that we laugh at or the programs we watch on TV? Do they promote loving one another? Do we criticize how people dress or smell or think? So many times I think we have a double standard. One standard for our kids and how we think they should be and one standard for us. In working in the restaurant industry I have seen many

examples of this. We, as adults want our coffee right away, but our kids need to wait, (and patiently, I might add) for their drinks. We, as adults can order people around, but our children need to say please and thank you. You get the picture, I am sure. It is our responsibility as parents to teach and train our children. We should not leave it up to the system or the schools or the neighbors or the relatives. No one is perfect, but we can do our best and generally our children will reflect that. God bless you and help you to raise your children. By Lynne Bode, Christian Life Assembly, Barriere, B.C.

TNRD launches library website Submitted The Thompson Nicola Regional District Library System say they are pleased to unveil their new website - The new site launched last week, and was a collaborative effort between library staff, IT and public input. “We felt it was time to give the website a fresh look as well as ensure our most popular resources were located conveniently front and centre,” said Kevin Kierans, Director of Libraries.

The new site is designed to load quickly as many library patrons do not have the luxury of broadband service. A few of Kierans’ favourite new features, in addition to the speed, include larger book cover art and a new programs and events listing. Not sure where a TNRDlibrary is located? No problem, there’s now a custom Google map to assist you. If you need assistance with the new website, feel free to email or contact your local library.

O B I T UA R Y In loving memory

Leslie Brian Davis April 21, 1930 – March 3, 2012 Leslie Brian Davis of Barriere, British Columbia passed away suddenly on March 3, 2012, at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C. He was 81 years of age. Leslie was born in Gillingham, England, on April 21, 1930. He then came to Canada and received his Canadian Citizenship in July of 1964. Leslie is survived by his step daughter Janet (Chuck) Boulger of Toronto, Ontario, sister-in-law Helen in Alberta, brother-inlaw Bernard (Sharon) of Maple Ridge, B.C., brother-in-law Arnold (Della) Jeffers of Barriere, B.C., plus numerous nieces, nephews and many cousins in Canada and England. Leslie was predeceased by his longtime companion Maurita

Estella Merrill (nee) Stewart. Leslie was a handy kind of guy. He enjoyed fixing electronics of all kinds, from televisions to reel-to-reel projectors. Leslie spent numerous years working on cruise liners and in the Public Works Department. He enjoyed watching the television shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, trying

to guess the answers before the contestants did. Leslie enjoyed the company of dogs and birds and the beauty of flowers. He will be remembered most for always having a joke to tell. No more worries about the water in your tank. Following cremation, private family arrangements have been made. Donations to the BC Cancer Foundation, 600-686 West Broadway , Vancouver, B.C. , V5Z 9Z9, would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be sent to the family via www. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Barriere, B.C., 250-6721999.

STAR/JOURNAL photo: Jill Hayward

Trash collector squabble – A group of ravens can have three different names depending on the activity of the group; a constable, an unkindness, or a conspiracy. Perhaps this group should be called an unkindness as they fight over who gets to eat the garbage left inside a discarded plastic bag.

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MEALS made EASY Downtown Barriere

250-672-9929 WINTER HOURS 9am - 6pm


SIRLOIN TIP .................................$4.49/LB BONLESS • CENTRE CUT • FAST FRY • VALUE PACK • 9.24KG

PORK LOIN ..................................$4.19/LB BONELESS • END• 8.58KG

PORK LOIN RIB CHOPS ...............$3.89/LB BREADED • VALUE PACK • 11.22KG

PORK CUTLETS............................$5.09/LB HALLMARK • FROZEN • 5.05KG


CHICKEN LEGS.............................$1.48/LB



SOFT • SV • 427KG



PARKAY MARGARINE .................4/$5.00

POST CEREALS .......................... $4.98/EA

RED POTATOES ......................... $4.98/EA

SV • 584-920G



FOLGERS COFFEE .......................$7.98/EA


RED GRAPES.............................. $1.98/LB

KRAFT • SV • 650-890ML





CUCUMBERS................................ 2/$3.00




SUNRYPE 100% JUICE .................2/$6.00

SPONGE TOWELS ..................... $3.98/EA

GREEN CABBAGE .........................$.68/LB


SV • 26-40 USE


SOFT DRINKS .............................2/$10.00


BROCCOLI BUNCHES....................$.98/LB

SV • 100-250G


FIELD • 3.70KG


MCCAIN HASHBROWNS..............2/$5.00

GREEN PEPPERS ........................ $1.68/LB

SV • 414-475ML



KRAFT SALAD DRESSING ............2/$6.00

SIMPLY JUICE ...............................2/$7.00

PINEAPPLE ................................ $2.98/EA FRESH • PRODUCT OF ITALY


KIWI FRUIT.....................................2/$.88 PRODUCT OF CHINA • 2.82KG

ASIAN APPLE PEARS................. $1.28/LB




DELI LIME & HERB CHICKEN ......... $1.48/100G EDAM CHEESE ....................... $2.28/100G







Downtown Barriere 250-672-9929 WINTER HOURS 9am - 6pm Sale in effect from March 11 - 17, 2012 SV - Select Varieties

BAKERY SEVEN GRAIN BREAD...................$1.98/EA GARLIC BREAD.............................$2.58/EA














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End of the road seclusion on this 40 + acres backing onto Crown Lands. Nice hour drive from Kamlooips. Majestic views and great building sites. Selling “AS IS; WHERE IS” Well below tax assessed value.

Wonderful 4 bdrm - 2 bath - ready to move in starter home with fresh air sundecks frt & bck - atttached single carport - fenced nice sized bckyrd - wood storage and catch all untility shed. Basement entry home with lots of extras.



220 JENKINS ROAD – HOME & BUSINESS Turnkey 24x50 green house w/addition & booth; 1 Ton van; forkliftOwnotor - 6000lb lift; orchard; 12x16 workshop; chicken house; & nicely deigned home w/new 100 amp; roof & siding. Wonderful patio. Comes w/ revenue and expenditure books.







5345 YELLOWHEAD BARRIERE Cute, lndscpd & cleared rural building lot w/newly drilled well & septic, north of town. Clear Title. No HST/ GST. Chinook Cover golf between you & town.




Original Homested, but needing some TLC. East Blackpool Area. 19 + Acres, approximately 8 acres of the most beautiful bottom growing land in the valley, in ALR, By Appointment Only


OWNER HAVEN!! 38.85 acres - 6000 sq.ft barn. Log home w/ full bsmnt. 3 bdrm up, custom built heatilator f/p, valley view dgrm, 2 baths, massive sundeck. Guest cottage w/loft, fully contained. Mixed cable, panels & wire fencing. Water galore. Tenant Occupied.



359 Borthwick Avenue Box 1020, Barriere B.C. V0E 1E0

RR # 2 Box 2592 Brookfield Mall, Clearwater, BC V0E 1N0

Phone: 250-672-5611 Fax: 250-672-9900

Phone: 250-674-3343 Fax: 250-674-3410


Awesome quiet, relaxation, comfort, on 2.07 acres along Haggard Creek. Spacious 2 story home w/2bay carport, upper floor master bdrm w/walk out covered balcony facing creek. Electric radiant heating w/wood stove back up. Guest cabin. Quick easy possession.

cul-de-sac, mobile needing TLC, sold “as is/where is” on .34 acre title lot with fully registered approved septic system. Definitely a stop over while planning your dream home in this great location. Cute Log Shed/Children’s Play House also included. Adjoining Lot also available.

393 MCLEAN ROAD - MODULAR BUILDING LOT. Services at lot line. Septic appr. but not installed. Flat, easy to develop. Backs onto Catholic Church. Frame built homes also allowable. Minor building scheme on file. NO HST



410 DEFOSSES RD – CLEARWATER Private - no thru,

Corner Lot, near amenities. So many options for any Buyer. Growing community, very few building lots of this size, with so many ideas. NO HST.



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Water at lot line. In fire protected area. 4 choice placements of your dream home. Closet to the road, 2nd or 3rd bench. The further back on the property, the better the view.


397 MCLEAN RD BARRIERE Unique Designed Luxury Show Rancher; 1800+sf of beauty. Deck off the dining room opening thru garden door. Finalized, passed all conditions of the Building Code. Deluxe ensuite w/double sink vanity, oval soaker tub & steam shower. Opportunity is knocking, take advantage.

2312 BARRIERE LAKES RD – BARRIERE 10 acre hobby ranch w/riverfront & views 10min. to town. 4 bdrm & 2 bath, country kitchen w/oak cabinets, rock FP, vaulted ceilings w/view, private balcony, skylight, lrg deck, barn w/loft. 34X30 gazebo, fire pit. Detached 3 bay garage/workshop 30X24 w/220 wiring.

Sound older home, many updates including insulation re roof & walls, vinyl siding, 100 amp serv., drilled well, lam flooring, updated septic, forced air furn, HW tank, metal roof, screen encl. deck off kitchen. The covered veranda w/arbors & gazebo, wonderful curb appeal, drawing you in w/it’s massive rooms & unique windows.



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YOUR SEARCH IS FINALLY OVER. 1555 Howe Road â&#x20AC;˘ Kamloops Great 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in fantastic Aberdeen location. This home features a large, very private backyard, cozy & inviting layout, 2 storage sheds, a full 4 piece private ensuite, fresh paint & new flooring throughout. Very well priced, a great buy! Seller is related to L.S. Bareland strata fee $76/mth. $189,000


800 Seymour St. Kamloops 250-374-1461


Monday, March 12, 2012 North Thompson Star/Journal and Clearwater Times

KARINA SCOTT 250-318-7398

DEBRA FENNELL 250-318-0366


2A-4480 Barriere Town Rd. 250-672-5300 • Fax: 250-672-5306 Residential

4358 Barriere Tw Rd MLS107663 SOLD Perfect for Small Bus. 4bdrm 2Bath1.35 acre $279,000 NEW

784 Leonie Crk Rd MLS107629 On the river 4bdrm 4bath log home. 9.75 Acres $940,000 NEW

4797 Gibbs Rd. • 4 bed, 3 bath MLS104350 $285,000

4743 Birch Lane • SXS Duplex 3 bdrm 2 bath MLS 106334 $459,900

4689 Birch Lane • 3bd 2 bath MLS 105180 $249,900

4776 Spruce Cres • 2bd 2bath, geothermal MLS102388 $429,900

543 McLean Road • 3 bed MLS 103868 $259,000

4811 Spruce Cres. • 2bdrm, 2bath, Geo heat, MLS106545 $395,000 538 Oriole Way MLS107873 Exec. 1676sqft 2bed 2bath main, Full basement w/finished office. Inlaw potential $369,000 NEW 4809 Spurce Cres • MLS 106586 Tasteful Rancher at RiverWalk. Developer to pay closing cost. $355,000 NEW.PRICE 4764 Spruce Cres MLS106868 Quality 1300+ sqft. 2 bdrm, 1 bath + ensuite in Riverwalk $299,900 NEW 470 Oriole • Reno’d MLS 101022 $294,000

584 Barkley Rd • 3 bed 2 bath MLS 100926 $179,500 4752 Spruce Cres. • MLS 106614 Unfin at RiverWalk. Developer pay closing cost $175,000

Lot C Yellowhead Hwy MLS 12.06 acres only minutes from Barriere, some flat building sites.$69,900 NEW

5349 Genier Lk Rd • MLS106097 19+ acres min. to Barriere $284,900

Residential with Acreage

3 Summer Road MLS 102858 1350sf mobile on large 70x100 corner pad. $124,900 NEW


2708A Barriere Lks Rd 16 acres MLS 101762 $199,000

560 Station Rd MLS101866 • .34 acre Commercial $49,900

368 Agate Bay Road • Custom 10 acres w/cottage MLS 85915 $674,900

16-620 Dixon Creek Rd • 2 bed 2 bath MLS105770 $120,000

4711 & 4719 Barriere Twn Rd. 1.16acres riverfront near downtown MLS106116 $195,000



366 Stains Rd • .94 acre, 3 bed 2 bath MLS104300 $236,500

6041 Creekside road (to new) 1700+sf log home on 10+ acres near Rec Lakes $537,000. 6088 Barriere Lks Rd • Rancher 10 usable Acres MLS 103196 455,000 NEW.PRICE 2708 Barriere Lks Rd • 22.3acres river front MLS 104163 $449,000 693 Stone Rd Louis Cr • MLS106433 1510sf 3bdrm,3bath 2acres $379,000

Carls Market • 6 acres & Hwy loc. MLS(R)102042 $529,500


4269 Yellowhead Hwy • Hwy exposure $337,000

10-4510 Power Rd • 3 bed 3 bath MLS 103253 $124,900

4610 Barriere Town Rd • Commercial Building MLS 103624 $199,000

#28-4510 Power Rd MLS108045 924sqft 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath. Sunset Heights. heat pump heating &cooling pump syst. $105,900


642 Barriere Town • Commercial building MLS 105348 $179,000 4614 Barriere Town Rd • Lot & building MLS 103625 $169,000

3-4428 Barriere Twn Rd • 1yr 2bed 2bath MLS106061 $92,500 will consider trades in Kamloops

Building Lots & Acreage

26-4510 Power Rd • 2 bed 2 bath MLS 102323 $97,000

Lot B Yellowhead • 60+ acres subdivideable in the District of Barriere. MLS85473 $1,500,000


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324 Harby Road $549,900 Custom log hm-2 acres, view of Dutch Lk. Decks on 2 sides w/view. Lrg foyer, heated flrs & lrg lvng rm. Delx ktch fir cab, granite CT, BI appl & WI pantry. Loft, lux. master w/BI dressers, jetted tub. 2bdrm basement suite & lrg family rm & much more 956 Barber Road $489,900 - NEW 24 acre w/log home. Sky lights & views. Full suite. Wood accents. 1 bdrm bsmt suite & cabin on the property (rented). Veranda, Several buildings + horse stables, tack room & hay barn. Fenced and Xfenced. 549 Fawn Road $425,000 Double lot, w/view of Dutch lk. HW flooring. Newer kitchen cabinets. 2 bdrms on the main & 1 in basement w/mstr upstairs w/ensuite. Hot tub, pool & shop 24x30. Several decks covered & open on quiet subdivision 1950 Old N Thompson Hwy. $399,900 3 bdrm mdlr open, pellet stove, double garage, 24x40 shop on 100 acres. Pasture, wet lands & hay field. IG pool w/cement deck. + older log cabin on approx 7 acres. 5289 Clearwater Valley Rd $349,900 - NEW PRICE Custom 10 acres near park. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, HW floors, high end appl, Covered veranda & 12x32 deck w/view. Guest house, sauna, steam rm, certified WS 227 Blair Place $349,000 Clwr Estates w/mntn view & UG services. Modern & well built. Open plan, finished bsmnt, HW, berber carpets & more. 2 decks, lndscp, garden & fenced. Garage & hardy plank trim. 226 Blair Place $319,000 - NEW Level entry, 3 bdrm, 2 baths & WI closets. Central air, vacuum and UG sprklr. Oak kitchen, pantry, heated tile floor. Open plan. Yard fully fenced & lndscpd. Covered deck, open patio & view. 420 Ritchie Road $299,900 3bd 2bath on 0.42 acres w/UG sprklr. Bright, sunny kitchen, all appliances & central vac. 12x16 shop, wood shed & 2nd drive. This property is just minutes from town.

4247–421 Dixon Crk Rd • MLS 106852 388acres borders District, creek $499,000

15 -4626 Summer Rd • 2 bed 1 bath MLS 106137 $28,000

752 Leonie Cr Rd • MLS88417 8.99 acres river front 3 bed 3 bath $558,860 NEW

5416 Agate Road • Lake front lease MLS101339 $185,500 BUYER.INCENTIVE.2012. LEASE.PAID.BY.VENDOR

575 Mclean Rd • Corner lot MLS 85723 $69,900

41-4454 Barriere Town Rd • 2 bed 2 bath MLS105108 $134,900

4789 Birch Lane • Newly Built 1191sf 2 Bed, 2 Bath 1/2 Duplex MLS 106102 $240,000

705 Barriere Lks Rd • .5 acre with shop 2 bed 2 bath MLS105792 $192,500

3293 Barriere Lks • 58+ acres MLS 85521A $595,000

27-4510 Power Rd • 2 bed 2 bath MLS 100957 $79,000


566 McLean Rd MLS 106378 1344sf 3bd, 2bath $229,900

#23-4510 Power Rd MLS108066 Open plan w/3 bdrms, 2 baths, heat pump heating &cooling pump syst. $97,000 NEW

Mobile Home


503 McLean Rd • 3bdrm & den, 3baths, family home w/potential for inlaw suite. MLS106174 $259,500

3145 Lemieux Crk Rd • 40 acre 2 bed, log home MLS 103639 $189,000

Lot 3 Boulder Mountain Road MLS 101053 $119,900 924 Harvey Road • 10 acres MLS(R) 101604 $120,000

5412 Clw Valley Rd. MLS106945 2200+sf, 9+acres $399,000 335 Musgrave Rd Clw • 3 bed 2 bath MLS103586 $239,0000 BUYER.INCENTIVE. OF.10K.ON.COMPLETION

Kamloops & Area

3148 Glengrove •15 acres MLS 86777 $110,000

570 Sun Rivers Dr. • 5bdrm 3 bath executive MLS 105996 $569,000 NEW.PRICE

900 Harvey Road • 10 acres MLS(R) 101603 $110,000

Home on 1 acre near Monte Lake MLS105178 $284,900

LOCAL EXPERT Larissa Hadley Managing Broker



3156 Vavenby Bridge Road $258,000 Well built. Upgrades incld heat pump w/2 overhead units, 1 for home & 1 one for suite, new wett inspected WS, R50 insulation, flooring & more. 2 bdrm suite & bsmnt. .77 acre, lrg shop & kennel 231 Blair Place, $249,900 - NEW .56 acre lot w/UG utilities. Mountain view & close to amenities. Lrg living rm w/woodstove. Kit has a lot of cupboards & a bay window in the dining rm. A double garage. 3 bdrm + den on a full basement 38 Lakeview Road $249,900 - NEW Reno’d 1 block from Dutch Lake on full bsmnt w/new roof . New cabinets & stainless appl incl. 15 ml lam. HW. Upgraded baths w/modern fixtures. Storage shed/shop in a fenced bkyd. Close to all amenities. 245 Phillips Road $239,000 - NEW PRICE Renod w/kitchen, tile & wood floor, windows, propane FP, elec back up. 1acre w/lrg deck, RV storage, 1 car garage, garden boxes & more. The front garage w/divided storage area & tiled office area. Shows like new. 3141 HUNDSBEDT ROAD $229,900 6 bdrm home 3.1 acres 2 shops 20x24 fruit trees, private setting. Many upgrades. New furnace and oil tank. 328 RIVERVIEW CRES. $214,800 Dutch Lake subd., .38 ac lot.Open, spacious & upgraded. New flooring, soaker tub, wood stove. Outside entry office. Fenced & front has a circle paved driveway. 509 Clw Valley Rd $198,000 - NEW PRICE Centrally located. The top floor has been redone new kitchen, light fixtures, flooring, & bathrm. New roof & ext. paint. The basement has 1 bdrm. New furnace & HW tank. 1210 Hern Road $185,000 Updated 4 bdrm on a.5 acre lot in Blackpool. New cabinets, laminate, windows & reno’d bathrms & lighting. Fenced w/47x12 workshop & 1 vehicle garage. 424 Riverside Road $145,000 Located in Vavenby w/tons to offer. Solid home w/2bdrs up & 1 down, lrg family rm & great heating. Walking distance to the store and post office and has a view.


2785 Barriere Lakes Rd Mins from E&N Lks 19.8acres, drilled well & 2 building sites $149,900 NEW

544 Barkley Road • .46 acre flat lot MLS 106521 $59,500

2354 Petrol Road $129,000 Lot w/mnt view, private w/little traffic. New shingles & paint. Open plan w/wood features, tile & lam. flooring. WStove. Lrg studio 9x23. Great for a young family. Garden space & boxes. Bareland strata $100/mnth. 169 Wood Road $129,900 Vavenby, close to amenities. Private yrd w/mntain view. Recent metal roof & vinyl siding. Updates incld countertops, laminate, paint, elect. & heating. Vendor is a Realtor. 352 Ruby Road &124,900 Just over 1/2 acre overlooking the Thompson River. Quiet area on CDS. 12x20 workshop, 24x30 2 bay RV storage & more. Great starter or retirement home in Vavenby. 429 Wildwood Road $129,000 Centre of Clearwater. Upgrades: secondary metal roof, counters, sink, laminate, carpet & paint. Newer propane frun., has winter pkg. Grge, shed & part fenced. 1177 Traub Rd $99,900 Located in Blackpool w/view of the mountains. Lrg lot w/log cabin,lrg gardens & lots of privacy. Covered home w/free standing metal roof. 86 Blanchard Road $80,000 Lrg lot. Metal roof over the home, deck & storage. Newer cabinets, counter & appl. Recent paint, laminate & HE wood stove. .41 acres. 289 Vavenby Bridge Road $60,000 Vavenby, this 4 bdrm home is close to store, school, post office & recreation. Basic structure appears to be in good condition. Court Order: 46069, this home is being sold “AS IS” and Schedule “A” applies. #5 – 851 Old N Thompson Hwy $54,900 - NEW Well maintained newer mobile. 3 bdrms & a cozy kitchen, laundry & spacious back entrance. A small deck at the back allows for enjoying the summer evenings.


457 Eden Rd $700,000 Land & building: leased to Dairy Queen - 2013 w/option to renew. Ideally loc. Hwy 5 near school & tourism. 13yrs old. Great invest prop. Franchise not incld.

257 Glen Road $379,000 - NEW PRICE Commercial mall & hall w/permit for 160 seating available. Commercial kitchen, storage & fenced yard. Presently has 2 tenants FT & 1 PT & 1 avail. Willing to discuss all options. 24 hrs notice 6176 Trout Creek Rd 142 acres, ranch, Mill, woodlot & 35 acres peat moss bog. Close to Wells Gray Park. 3 level dove tailed cedar log home to lock up & sm log home w/ several cabins. Trout Creek (w/water license) & lake. Approx 35 head of cattle. CAN BE NEGOTIATED WITHOUT THE SAWMILL, WOULD BE REMOVED FROM PROPERTY

LOTS AND ACRES Lot 2 Galliano Road $89,900 3.6 acres, Land can be subdivided zoned R2. 1745 Birch Island Lost Creek Rd $319,000 1+ km of riverfront, pasture 908 Clw Village Rd $38,000 New septic. Hydro & ph. at lot line. - NEW PRICE Lot A Trout Crk $139,900 13+acre well & septic 5233 Clw Valley Rd $164,900 30acres Subdiv. 1952 Dunn Lake Rd $40,000 1 acre 1485 Davy Rd $50,000 1.26 acre. 193 Ogden Road $60,000 .71acres corner lot Sunshine Valley

COMMUNITY When we sell a property, the Brokerage & Rep jointly donate $50 to a local charity or nonprofit organization of the Seller’s choice ROGER & KATRIN POWELL CLW FOOD BANK MARCEL & HEIDI ROTZETTER DR. HELMCKEN HOSPITAL AUXILLARY CHRIS & DONNA NEWEL CLW FOOD BANK GREG YEOMANS CLW HOSPICE SOCIETY

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March 12, 2012 edition of the Barriere Star Journal