108 MILE SUPERMARKET g
Katryna’s Ukrainian Foods Perogies • Borscht Cabbage Rolls Made in Vernon, BC
HOURS: Mon. - Thurs. 8am - 7pm Fri. & Sat. 8am - 8pm Sun. 9am - 7pm
Located in the 108 Mall Easzee Dr., 108 Mile Ranch
Free Newsp aper
Vol. 6 No. 22
• DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH CARIBOO • MARCH 16, 2012
Serving the communities of 100 Mile House, 108 Mile Ranch, Lac la Hache, Forest Grove, Canim Lake, Lone Butte, Bridge Lake, Sheridan Lake, Lac des Roches, 70 Mile House, Green Lake/Watch Lake and Clinton
96 Hwy 97
100 MILE REALTY INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED
(Beside Tim Hortons)
100 Mile House, BC
o Re a l Est ate C o n
Carole Rooney photo
Going to bat... Brendan Scott perused the program brochure for Softball BC, while his mother Gwen Scott signed him up for South Cariboo Minor Softball this season at the recent registration day at the A&W in 100 Mile House.
Legislation to end teacher’s dispute Carole Rooney Free Press
Mon. - Thurs.: 9am - 5:30pm Fri.: 9am - 7pm Sat.: 9am - 5:30pm Sun.: 11am - 4pm
Your Community Drugstore ®
CARIBOO MALL 250-395-2921
The B. C. Liberal government’s move to push Bill 22 through legislature has dashed the hopes of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) for a negotiated settlement. Cariboo-Chilcotin Teachers’ Association president Joan Erb says the passing of Bill 22 will be a “very dismal day” for all unions in the province. “I remain very concerned
about the abolition of Bill 33; that scares the daylights out of me. It means we have no control whatsoever over how many kids we have in our class.” The bill will authorize Education Minister George Abbott to appoint a mediator to find a settlement restricted under the net-zero public sector wage mandate during a six-month “cooling off” period. Restrictions on class size and special needs support
FREE Satellite TV HD or HD PVR receiver
39 months warranty on equipment No up front deposit Return equipment anytime without penalty
$5.91 monthly bill credit 50% off premium movies for 6 months $10 monthly bill credit for Mobility customers For new customers only. Must be a Bell Mobility postpaid customer to qualify for free HD PVR. See store for details.
are imposed with deviations approved by the principal and superintendent, but these issues won’t be allowed in negotiations between the BCTF and school districts. “If the superintendent decides that a class of 35 with seven IEPs [Individual Education Plans] is a sound learning environment, then regardless of how I feel as a teacher, it’s going to be 35 and seven IEPs.” With past criteria tightening for special-needs students
invalidating aspects, such as severe behavioural problems, Erb says Bill 22 leaves even less attention for the unchecked numbers of those children in the classroom. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says the bill ensures there will be discussion, collaboration and agreement toward the best decisions for individual students, rather than arbitrary, formula-driven decisions. See TEACHERS… page 3
Certified Satellite TV Installer
Media Monkey on Birch Ave. beside the Post Office • Ph: 250-395-8828 TV
GAMES & CONSOLES SOLD HERE!
Friday, March 16, 2012 Cariboo Connector
Theatre reschedules Barney Bentall Arlene Jongbloets Free Press
The show must go on. That is the thought of Jacquie McKay of the South Cariboo Theatre, where musician Barney Bentall was booked to perform in concert on March 17, as part of the Slapback Music Production Blues Jazz Concert Series. Slapback cancelled the show last week due to poor ticket sales, but that did not sit right with McKay and she has arranged for Bentall to perform on March 31 at the
Barney Bentall theatre. “We had advertised this show was taking place, and when you say you’re going to do something, you should follow through. We’re concerned about our future. “It’s the reliabil-
ity factor. We want people to be assured that we will follow through with things.” McKay says she was extremely disappointed about getting news of the cancellation and is very excited about the turn-around. She adds booking Bentall for an alternate date was a bit difficult because he is also scheduled to be at the Juno Awards, which take place April 1 in Ottawa and will be out of the country following that. McKay says he changed his travel plans to make
it work. “He really wants to do this concert because he’s a local boy.” Bentall owns a ranch near Clinton. McKay says that pre-sold tickets for the March 17 date will be honoured on the new concert date, and if necessary, people can also get refunds until March 20 at the South Cariboo Theatre. New tickets are on sale for $40 at Donex and at the theatre box office, Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. “We’ll see how it goes, and if it does
Daffodils show support for CCS Heather Nelson Free Press
The daffodil is the Canadian Cancer Society’s (CCS) symbol of hope in the fight against cancer. These cheerful blooms are sold every year and mark the beginning of the society’s annual doorto-door fundraising campaign in April. Today, the CCS is the world’s largest purchaser of daffodils and the growers in British Columbia
must arrange their plantings to meet the needs of the Society’s spring demand for live blooms. Daffodil Day is April 27, and the society wants people to support family members and friends who have been affected by cancer, by purchasing the flowers or pins. “I’d like to thank everyone who takes the time to purchase daffodils,” says local contact Heidi Meirer. “These flowers are
a symbol of hope and every donation takes us closer to a cure for cancer.” Another way to show support is by purchasing a daffodil pin, sold by donation and available at Pharmasave and the BC Liquor Store in the Cariboo Mall. Cut flower orders are available until
March 19. For more information, call Meirer at 250-3956039. For information on the society and daffodil day, visit the CCS website at www.can cer.ca/canada-wide/ how you can help/ cw-fundraising activ ities/cw-daffodil days, or call 1-800403-8222.
QUESTERS Proudly presents
well, we’ll look into doing other concerts. We’ll hopefully bring in other big names and maybe stand-up comedy to utilize our new stage as much as possible.” The concert starts at 8 p.m., with doors open at 7 p.m.
Writer / Filmmaker and conscious channel
“The Emerging New World” 2012 and Beyond.
Talk on future scenarios and what we can do to prepare for this great evolutionary leap into higher levels of consciousness.
Mon., March 19th • 7:00pm
United Church, 49 Dogwood Ave. 100 Mile House $10 Donation
For more info call Robert 250-456-6039.
Visit Us On The Web: www.100milefreepress.net
PLUMBING & HEATING
A FREERVICE! SE
FEBRUARY’S FREE FURNACE SERVICE WINNER IS:
Phone us today to book your FURNACE SERVICE Have your furnace service done in March and be entered into our draw for a FREE Furnace Service
REGULAR STORE HOURS: Monday - Friday • 8:00am - 5:00pm SERVICE HOURS: Monday - Saturday • 8:00am - 5:00pm To book a Saturday appointment, please call during regular store hours
SERVICE • SALES • INSTALLATIONS Ph. 250-395-1860
120 Airport Rd. 100 Mile House • www.mayvin.com B.C. Licensed & Bonded 24 HOUR HEATING EMERGENCY
! ACT FASTE RATES TGAG LOW MORABLE NOW! AVAIL
FEATURE LISTING 6122 Ranchette Road $239,900
Back on the market so be quick! Character rancher, 3 bdrm, 2 bath on a flat, fenced & X-fenced 1.05ac. Detch’d 24x20 insulated, wired garage/shop w/high ceilings. Attch’d covered RV parking. 4-bay pole shed w/attch’d secure storage. Wood stove, gas fireplace & furnace. Metal roofs. Greenhouse, organic garden. Everything is well maintained.
invites you to our
House & Acreage
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and ELECTION OF OFFICERS Wed., March 28, 2012 at 12 noon at the Red Rock Grill Please call 250-395-6124 for lunch reservations $15 per person Any member interested in standing for the Board of Directors is asked to contact the Chamber Manager ahead of time 250-395-6124 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
806 Marks Dr. 100 Mile $229,000
4 level split, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath. Sunken living rm, lrg. fam. room. Den, sauna room. Slider off eating area to patio. Master has 3pce ens., walk-in closet. Attch’d garage w/workshop. RV parking. Paved driveway. Walk to all amenities.
All Chamber events are supported by the Chamber of Commerce, and its major event sponsors… Country Lakes Realty
ONE PERCENT PEERC PERC RCENT REALTY
6652 McMillan Rd. Lone Butte 6137 Lone Butte-Horse Lake Rd. $489,000 NOW $294,900
Lrg. 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 2-level home on 5 ac., fenced & x-fenced. Dbl & single garages. Tulikuli sandstone fireplace. Electric/wood furn. Hot tub, sauna. Minutes from town. Near Horse Lake School & Lone Butte service area.
Flat usable 10 ac., fenced & x-fenced. Ideal hobby farm. Upgraded 2 bdrm rancher. New: kitchen, bath, insulation, dbl-insulated garage w/220. Barn in great cond., other outbuildings. Tractor, some tools & furniture will remain.
Res: 250-456-2226 Toll Free: 1-877-593-2276 Fax: 250-456-2276
Email: email@example.com www.onepercentrealty.com
In the Red Kaboose, Save-On-Food’s Parking Lot
Call or visit our website for personalized service and for information on packages and wireless service in you area.
is available in your area!
Residential starting at only $
Small Business starting at only $
Prince George | Quesnel | Burns Lake | 100 Mile House | Kelowna | Penticton
Proudly serving our BC Communities since 1989.
#201 – 7th Ave. 100 Mile House
Cariboo Connector Friday, March 16, 2012
Jamboree will mark close of season South Cariboo Theatre Arlene Jongbloets Free Press
The minor hockey season has all but finished in the South Cariboo except for a home tournament and a spattering of camps and special events that some players will be attending during the next few weeks. This weekend (March 17-18) will see the 100 Mile House Attitude on Ice Female Jamboree take place at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre with close to
90 female players between the ages of five to 16 participating. They’ll be coming from Fraser Lake, Vanderhoof, Prince George, Clearwater, Lillooet, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Kitimat for fun and female camaraderie on the ice. The jamboree-style format will see individual registrants, rather than teams, with girls placed on teams according to their age and skill level. While the young-
er players will only play round-robin games, the older ones will have finals on Sunday. Games start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and run until 10 p.m. On Sunday, the girls are on the ice from 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Sunday at the jamboree will see the results of the Crack the Safe contest where a lucky person who has guessed the four-digit combination to the game safe will win a $1,000 cash prize. Entries are $1
TEACHERS… from page 1 She adds the class-size cap for Grades K-3 is unchanged, and Grades 4-12 has a maximum class size of 30 students. “The maximum can be exceeded only if there is a band or a choir where it may be more advantageous to have a couple of more students, but the decision must be approved by the district superintendent, so it’s not something that can just happen. In the Cariboo-Chilcotin, I met with the school board and apparently we have no class size over 30.” It was time for the B.C. Liberal government to step into the negotiation stalemate, she adds.
“I support Bill 22 because we have to move on. This is not about teachers; this is about unions. This is about organizations that had 78 meetings and they couldn’t come to some conclusions.” Barnett says tax-
payers have told her unequivocally that “enough is enough” and they are not willing to accept any more taxation. “If we did not learn that lesson with the HST [Harmonized Sales Tax], then we all have a problem.”
apiece and will be available at the jamboree until the contest close.
Off to The Show On March 30, some members of both the Atom Free Press Sharp Shooters and the Primal Electric Shockers teams will travel to Vancouver to play exhibition hockey during intermission at the Canucks versus Dallas game. They were selected to play through the Mini Minor Hockey Program, which is open to Atom and Peewee minor hockey teams. The program is offered through the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey.
250-395-7494 www.southcaribootheatre.ca THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT RTT
6:30pm NIGHTLY Sunday & Wednesday 2pm MATINEES THE LORAX
Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-yearold as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To ﬁnd it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who ﬁghts to protect his world. Danny DeVito will lend his vocal talents to the iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed Helms will voice the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their talents to the ﬁlm are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic youth who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Audrey, the girl of Ted’s dreams • Animated • Rating G • Length 1:34
South Cariboo Theatre is proud to present:
BARNEY BENTALL on MARCH 31st 31 st!! !! TICKETS $40 Available at South Cariboo Theatre and Donex
Clip this coupon and bring it to South Cariboo Theatre for a $1.00 discount on the admission price. Coupon must be original and must be for current movie playing. Photocopies not accepted. Limit one coupon per person.
Sale on till March 16-25, 2012, where open, unless otherwise stated, while quantities last.
2012 POULTRY FORUM
Cariboo-Central Interior Poultry Producers Assoc.
Saturday, March 24 OPEN FROM 8AM - 5PM CCIPPA AGM 6:30AM - 7:30PM Curling Club, Airport Rd. 100 Mile House For registration details please visit: www.ccippa.ca
PLACING A CATALOGUE ORDER?
Williams Lake & District Credit Union
Come in or call us for any order!
Community Investment Fund Williams Lake and District Credit Union is now accepting applications from local organizations and community groups for projects and initiatives geared to helping local communities achieve greater economic success and improve quality of life. Grants are available for projects focussing on youth, entrepreneurs, immigrants, low-income working families and aboriginal peoples.
or at any Credit Union branch. Preference will be given to organizations that are members of Williams Lake and District Credit Union. Application Deadline is March 31, 2012
FRIDAY, MAR. 16 to THURSDAY, MAR. 22
You’re invited to the
Information on the application process and requirements is available on our website at:
Locally owned & operated by Maureen & Ken Puffer
375 Birch Ave., 100 Mile House 250-395-4081 Mon. - Fri., 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m. Sat., 9:30a.m.-5:00p.m.
OUR HOMETOWN STORE OWNERS are experts who work hard to help you find the right size, the right features at the right price. Trust your Hometown Store to help you research and find the right product.
Why make the drive.
Learn more about CCIPPA at poultry forum March 24 Heather Nelson Free Press
The CaribooCentral Interior Poultry Producers Association (CCIPPA) will be holding a forum sponsored by Viterra ProForm, at the 100 Mile Curling Club Lounge on March 24. A full day is scheduled with panel sessions, display tables and keynote speaker Dr. Bill Cox, Ministry of Agriculture poultry health veterinarian. This is open to the general public, as well as producers, retailers and supporting businesses, says CCIPPA director Margaret Bishop. â€œWe are looking for new members and this would be a good way for people to learn what we are all about.â€? The day starts at 8 a.m. with registration and opening remarks are from 8:45 to 9 a.m. Then there are three scheduled panel sessions with topics ranging, including marketing to local commercial buyers, doâ€™s and donâ€™ts of bringing poultry to slaughter, and looking ahead at 2012. â€œOne of the discussions will be on the mobile procession unit and docking stations that we are building in this area. There is a docking station at New Cal Rabbit farms where producers can bring their chickens or rabbits for example, unload them and have them dispatched.â€?
Bishop adds the docking stations and mobile procession units are government inspected. The association is looking for pre-registration of $25, but will accept registration at the door, including dinner for $25, which starts at 5 p.m. The annual general meeting is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information or registration details, visit www. ccippa.ca.
Friday, March 16, 2012 Cariboo Connector
CANIM LAKE - AREA H
Public Advisory Notice Cariboo Region Lake Aerators
The British Columbia Conservation Foundation (BCCF), under contract to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, advises that commencing in December lake aerators will be in operation on: â€˘ Dewar Lake â€˘ Irish Lake
â€˘ Higgins Lake â€˘ Skulow Lake
â€˘ Simon Lake
The purpose of the lake aeration program is to minimize ďŹ sh mortality associated with reduced oxygen levels during the winter months on lakes at high risk. During periods of operation, the aerator units will create areas of open water and weak ice. The BCCF would like to remind residents to stay away from safety fencing placed around the aerators. Also, as a reminder to anglers, it is unlawful to ďŹ sh within 100m of any active aeration unit (see pg. 10, BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis). Please direct questions or comments regarding aerator operation to:
Rezoning Amendment â€’ 3771 Canim-Hendrix Lake Road 7:00 pm, March 28, 2012 at Forest Grove Community Hall The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has received an applicaĆ&#x;on to amend South Cariboo Area Zoning Bylaw No. 3501, 1999 by rezoning the property described below: Bylaw No. 4546 Lot A, District Lot 7706, Lillooet District, Plan KAP56385, from Rural 3 (RR 3) zone to Lakeshore ResidenĆ&#x;al (RL) zone (minimum lot size â€“ 0.4 ha) (maximum density - 2 lots)
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Williams Lake (Cariboo) 400 - 640 Borland St. Williams Lake, BC V2G 4T1 Telephone: 250-398-4530 Facsimile: 250-398-4214
Purpose for Rezoning: To create a two lot subdivision. The subject property is located at 3771 Canim-Hendrix Lake Road, as shown on the sketch plan below, and is owned by Philip Miller and Anne Wong.
Read it. Live it. Love it!
Looking for work? We can help. Get the training and support you need to find and keep a job in B.C. Job search resources â€˘ Personal employment planning â€˘ Workshops and training â€˘ Specialized services
Welcome To Your Weekly
Public hearings are for all persons who believe their interest in property is aÄŤected by the proposed bylaws. The public hearings are to be held by a delegate of the Cariboo Regional District Board. A copy of the CRD resoluĆ&#x;on is available for public inspecĆ&#x;on. WriĆŠen submissions regarding the proposed bylaw will also be received. These submissions may be submiĆŠed at the public hearing or should be received in the Cariboo Regional District oÄ¸ce at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4, (fax number 392-2812) fortyeight hours prior to the hearing. No further informaĆ&#x;on or representaĆ&#x;ons can be considered by the CRD Board aĹŒer the public hearing. The bylaw and an informaĆ&#x;on package may be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District oÄ¸ce, 175 Airport Road, 100 Mile House, BC, V2J 2B8 between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from March 16, 2012 to March 28, 2012 inclusive (excepĆ&#x;ng public holidays). This informaĆ&#x;on may also be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District oÄ¸ce at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from March 16, 2012 to March 28, 2012 inclusive (excepĆ&#x;ng public holidays). Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department of the CRD at 1-800-665-1636. Rick Brundrige, MCIP, Registered Planner Manager of Planning Services
building communities together www.cariboord.bc.ca
Thereâ€™s more to lose than justâ€Ś
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES CENTRES Locations across B.C. Visit one near you. WorkBCCentres.ca 1.800.663.7867 TDD: 1.800.661.8773
The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY!
Distributed free of charge throughout the South Cariboo from Lac La Hache to Clinton, to Canim Lake and the Interlakes area. To advertise in the Connector please call Martina, Heather or Chris at 250-395-2219.
This Weekâ€™s Flyers in the
Connector â€˘ Safeway â€˘ Save-On-Foods â€˘ Pharmasave â€˘ Sears â€˘ Zellers â€˘ Walmart â€˘ JYSK â€˘ London Drugs
Only in the
Connector The Cariboo
Cariboo Connector Friday, March 16, 2012
Get ready for the annual 108 Ice Off Heather Nelson Free Press
Folks are invited to guess when the ice will be gone from 108 Mile Lake and winner of the closest guess to the exact time wins $100 in cash. “As far as I know, the Ice Off Contest first started in 2002,” says 108 Lions Club member Jim Gellein. “Graham Allison, here at the 108, found the hull and built the cabin and the mast on the good ship for the 108 Lions.” Over the years, the ice has come off the lake from as early as March 25 to as late as April 29, says Gellein. Last year, the ice came off on April 24 at 6:45:49 p.m. “I measured the ice last year on March 3 and it was at 20 1/2 inches. This year, on March 1, it was at 16 1/2.” The Ice Off Contest is a special fundraiser for the 108 Mile Lions for their community projects. Entry enve-
Cariboo Consignment & Crafts SPRING CLOTHING
Fresh and Vibrant Colours • GREAT SELECTION OF PLUS-SIZED WOMEN’S CLOTHING • NEW BEDDING - GOOD QUALITY, REASONABLE PRICES (EVERYTHING FROM SHEETS TO COMFORTERS.)
WATCH FOR THE HEART TAGS
Every Wednesday is Seniors’ Day!
MON. – SAT. 10AM-4PM
in Downtown Lone Butte, Hwy 24 • 250-395-1010 Jeanette Gellein photo
YOUTH AGAINST VIOLENCE LINE
The 108 Mile Ranch Lions Club is holding its annual Ice Off Contest after just finishing rebuilding and repainting the M.V. Lion. 108 Lions members president Clarence Finnegan, left, Barry Porter, Jim Gellein and Peter Tonkin proudly pose with their refurbished boat. lopes are available at The Hills Health Ranch, 108 Esso, Dowes Diner, 108 Mile Supermarket, Vidas Restaurant, Collette’s Barbershop and Donex Pharmacy and Department Store. The deadline for guesses is March 31. For more information, call Gellein at 250-791-6633 or Barry Ponter at 250791-6472.
Cabin Fever Bluegrass Workshops Spend fun-ﬁlled three and a half days with others who share a love for playing bluegrass music. The 108 CFBW provides a friendly, noncompetitive environment for all players. We provide ample opportunity for class time, special workshops, jam sessions, concerts and many other spontaneous activities. Don’t be disappointed. Register Now at: www.bcbluegrass.com or phone: 1-800-668-2233
INCOME TAX SERVICES Marilyn MacNeil
Please call to book an appointment
Authorized efi le representative
P: 250.395.2122 F: 250.395.3236
INSTRUCTORS INCLUDE: Bob Underhill Foggy Hogtown Boys
Garry Stevenson Tim Eccles Jason & Pharis Romero
“Bluegrass at its best”
Beth Anne Java March 19, 2011 Jane & Joe Java
Beautiful Babies will be published on April 11, 2012
INSTRUCTOR’S CONCERT Friday, March 30th
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. • Concert at 7:30 p.m. Trent Freeman John Moore Dennis Caplinger Steve Spurgin Ivan Rosenberg
Tickets at the Door: $20.00 Festival Seating
David John Smart July 25, 2011 Grace & Bob Smart
We all want to see your beautiful baby! DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: APRIL 6, 2012
Special Evening Open To Everyone
Don’t Miss Out!
For only $37.50 including HST put your baby’s picture in the
This will be a very popular edition and your child or grandchild can be included for only $37.50 including HST. SO START LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL PHOTO NOW!
Steve Spurgin Ivan Rosenberg …and others!
Bob Underhill Foggy Hogtown Boys Garry Stevenson Tim Eccles Jason & Pharis Romero
Hwy 97 at the 108 Ranch
of 2011 photo page Beautiful Babies of 2011!
Trent Freeman John Moore Dennis Caplinger
••• ON STAGE •••
December 13, 2011 Krissy & David Smith
WINNER OF PURCHASE FOR THE DAY MIKE OF LONE BUTTE - $20
DRESS FOR EVERYDAY IN STYLE & ON BUDGET
y ppicture on the Put yyour baby’s
Jessie James Smith
Clothing PURSES 50% NEED A GIFT? A CARD? for the WRAPPING PAPER? OFF Family SEE ME BEFORE YOU HEAD TO TOWN.
Fill out the form below and submit it along with a photo of your baby born between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011
Your eyes are a window to your overall health. 65 Years or Older? YOUR EYE EXAMS ARE FREE! and you receive 10% off reg. priced frames and lens p packages. g
Submit it to the 100 Mile Free Press, #2, 536 Horse Lake Road, 100 Mile House, BC
Call to book your annual eye exam.
Baby’s Full Name _________________________________________ Baby’s Birth Date _________________________________________ Parent’s Name ___________________________________________ Phone _________________________________________________
100 MILE VISION CARE CENTRE OPTOMETRY Dr. Neil VanderHorst
Monday to Saturday
250-395-4412 in the South Cariboo Business Centre
• Eye Exams • Ocular Health • Glasses • Sunglasses • Contact Lenses
Friday, March 16, 2012 Cariboo Connector
Around the South Cariboo Donri Dykstra photo
Hazel Parker photo
A group of musicians gathered at Cariboo Pioneer Centre in Lac la Hache recently for a jam session. There was a lot of great music and singing, and a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre Child Care supervisor Linda Porter, middle, and CFEC program co-ordinator Sheila Glen, right, accepted a $1,000 cheque from TIM-BR Mart - Lone Butte Supply co-owner Mike Anderson. The money was raised during a sales event at TIM-BR Mart last fall for upgrades to the Child Care playground. Timbrkids, which is TIM-BR MART’s national children’s charitable foundation, matched dollar-fordollar allowing TIM-BR Mart dealers across Canada to give back to their communities.
100 Mile Wrestling Club member Noah Dykstra, black shorts, controlled his opponent and grabbed his leg while he tried to drive through for the pin. Dykstra took gold in the Grade 4/5 class at the recent Smackdown in Williams Lake, which was the final elementary school event of the season.
Heather Nelson photo
The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre’s Youth Zone received $2,500 from the Williams Lake and District Credit Union (WLDCU) Community Investment Fund recently. Chris Pettman, CFEC program manager - Youth Zone, centre, accepted the cheque presented by WLDCU representatives Shannon Nantel, left, and Karen Fenske, right, for the Youth Zone’s Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Choice program.
Martina Dopf photo
Jim Dunsmuir and Mary Ann Robertson examined Malaysian artifacts at the World Day of Prayer service March 2. The theme was “Let Justice Prevail.”
Ken Alexander photo
Dennis Tupman photo
Ludwig Lueke, left and Jim Williscroft cooked enough pancakes and sausages to keep everyone happy at the recent Pancake Supper at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church.
Did we take your picture? Reprints from these and many other digital photos taken by Free Press photographers are available in various sizes and prices. Drop by our ofﬁce and put your order in today or visit 100milefreepress.net #3 Pinkney Complex to view and order more photos than we could print in the paper! 536 Horse Lake Road, 100 Mile House
PPhoto reprints may not be usedd for commercial purposes purposes.
Cariboo Connector Friday, March 16, 2012
Crafty children treated to workshop at Selvedges Heather Nelson
day, and they loved it, says CCS Saturday Program consultant
The Cedar Crest Society (CCS) Saturday Program children recently attended a mini workshop hosted by Mardi Babcock of Selvedges. “Our children were treated to a Valentine’s craft,” says Rhonda Brown, CCS services for children co-ordinator. “[Babcock] not only provided all the materials for the craft, but also the candy that went inside.” Five children participated in the craft
Tanya Hammerstron. She adds the children were able to use
materials they don’t normally use. “They made a felt
pocket, with buttons and ruffles filled with candy. Mardi was
fabulous; she was so good with the children.” It was so nice of her, Hammerstron says, adding it was
a “community-inclusive occasion.” In appreciation, the children signed and delivered a thankyou card to Babcock.
Ideal and unique solutions for: real estate • property development • resorts • hotels • event photography • tourist attractions • restaurants • exhibitions • insurance documentation • unlimited possibilities •
Tanya Hammerstron photo
The Cedar Crest Society Saturday Program children lined up for a picture in front of Selvedges with Cedar Crest consultant Jackie Funk, right. The children had just presented Selvedges with a thankyou card for the mini-workshop the children attended.
Virtual 360˚photography interior/exterior still photography
T: 250 395 0918 F: 250 396 7615 W: inexvirtual.com
at the Free Press PHOTOCOPIES! Available
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.
BCTF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
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.
LET’S PUT STUDENTS BCEDPLAN.CA
Friday, March 16, 2012 Cariboo Connector
HOCKEY POOL STANDINGS Balance of Hockey pool standings from the March 14 Free Press (as of March 11, 2012)
WEEK OF MARCH 18 TO 24, 2012
THE LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK: GEMINI, CANCER, AND LEO.
At the beginning of the week you will feel a bit drained of energy. It is important to take some time off to rest and build up your resistance to seasonal illnesses. TAURUS
You are surrounded by people you can trust. This is a good time to get involved in a long-term project that involves a lot of people. In fact, this is a wonderful time for you to initiate all kinds of things. GEMINI
You will be required to ponder a decision involving your home or your family. You are also in charge of a lot of people. Managing your stress in healthy ways will help you with this. CANCER
Either at home or at work you will have to negotiate with someone who has a little bit of difficulty speaking English. Be thorough if you plan on making purchases online. LEO
You may have to deal with some strong emotions from your life partner, especially if you are experiencing financial pressures. If you keep your calm, you will find a solution quickly. VIRGO
You might think things have been settled between you and another person, but you will find out the misunderstanding continues. Keep working at it and the record will be set straight once and for all. LIBRA
Puzzle No. 605
ACROSS 1. Shark features 5. Elapse 9. Altercation 12. Place to rejuvenate 15. Favorite 16. Nanking nanny 17. Arab garment 18. Demure 19. Moreover 20. On the ____ of the moment 21. Forbid 22. Lemon quaff 23. Giggle 25. Finalizing legal word 27. Slip 29. Tilted 32. Pastoral 35. Young hellion 38. Small whale 39. Small barrels 42. VHS alternative 43. Animal enclosure 46. ____ deck 48. ____ point 49. Berg 50. Motive 52. Colorful ﬁsh 54. Annually 57. Seurat trademark 59. Plates on ﬁsh
63. Ocular orbs 65. Dollop 67. Lifted with effort 68. In-between 71. Jug 73. Thin, light fabric 76. Pasture measure 78. Stevedores do it 80. Narrow inlet 81. “____ You Experienced?” 82. River dams 84. Fourscore and ten 86. Varnish ingredient 87. Bail 88. Vision 93. The whole shebang 95. Make ____ of 97. Bring home the bacon 100. Astonished 101. Gambling cube 102. ____ constrictor 103. Covered walk 104. Beat with a stick 105. Eton letter 106. Tot up 107. He and she 108. Wriggly DOWN 1. Ofﬁcial decree 2. Tarry
58. License plate 3. Eat 60. Type of hill 4. Flavoring berry 61. “____ in My Heart” 5. Dads 62. Moistureless 6. Band’s need 64. Thickened, as pudding 7. Finnish bathhouse 66. Weary by dullness 8. Recoil 68. Animal’s throat 9. Hindu queen 69. Hot diamonds 10. Sash 70. Trained, as soldiers 11. Auto polisher 72. Author Jaffe 12. Maimed 74. Occupy a rocker 13. Whale group 75. Expresses in words 14. Sure, matey! 77. Geologic period 24. Chair or street 26. “____ Lively” (Sinatra 79. Roomiest 83. Underwater aid ﬁlm) 85. Below, to a poet 28. Abrade 87. Put out the ﬁrst card 30. Black or Coral 89. Eatery 31. Turkish coin 90. Gawk at 33. Eroded 91. Swimming place 34. “L.A. ____” 92. Like an omelet 35. Doubtful 93. Shaping tool 36. Patriarch, e.g. 94. Taradiddle 37. Malayan boat 96. Surface a lawn 40. Sentimentality 98. Future ﬁsh 41. Morsels for dipping 99. Senate negative 44. Paltry 45. Acted 47. Inner shoe 51. Up-to-date 53. Sunken fence FOR ANSWER: See the 55. Ash product 56. Coniferous shrubs March 21st FREE PRESS
You are slightly preoccupied by your health, which you usually take very good care of. Don’t hesitate to take action and find some effective remedies or treatments. SCORPIO
You find yourself at the center of attention, even though you don’t usually enjoy that. Keep in mind that the love and admiration you receive is great for your self-esteem. HOW TO PLAY: SAGITTARIUS
Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. Each 3x3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few numbers to get you started. Remember: You must not repeat the numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3x3 box.
Work on creating or improving a space at home where you can get your work done efficiently. You might also be thinking about starting a family business at home, since you have been feeling creative lately. CAPRICORN
You will be doing a lot of moving around this week, so make sure your car is in good condition. Express yourself as clearly as possible to make sure others understand you. AQUARIUS
You will have some unexpected payments to make. On a more positive note, you are getting closer to your goal of buying a property that will fill all of your family’s wants and needs. PISCES
This week is filled with unexpected surprises of all kinds, as people around you keep changing their minds. Thankfully you find it easy to adapt and go with the flow.
FOR ANSWER: See the March 21st FREE PRESS
Puzzle No 341
T172 Elizabeth Bill ..............1211 T172 Alex Dufresne ............1211 T172 Meghan Pistell ...........1211 T172 L. Foles ......................1211 T172 Russell Curll ...............1211 T177 Barry Perepelkin ........1210 T177 Irene Tinney ...............1210 T177 Gord Smith.................1210 T177 Rick Thorne................1210 T177 Rob Pistell ..................1210 T177 Steffanie Iles ..............1210 T183 Lesley Janet Paul.......1209 T183 Brad Mills...................1209 T183 Hank Bueckert ...........1209 186 Ryan Christopher .......1208 T187 Randy Morgan ...........1207 T187 Sandra Lindsay ..........1207 T187 Bernie Morgenthaler ..1207 T187 Jason McKay .............1207 T191 Shirley Williams .........1206 T191 Linda Dawn ...............1206 T191 Beverly Wallace..........1206 T194 Tyler Ekdahl ...............1205 T194 Karam Parsad ............1205 T194 Linda Hames..............1205 T197 Maureen Woodman ...1204 T197 Rhonda Williamson ....1204 199 Peter Leslie ................1203 T200 Don Jones..................1201 T200 Pat Roe ......................1201 T200 Allan Halcro................1201 T200 Ken Patterson ............1201 T200 Shannon Larsen.........1201 T205 Barry Fortin ................1200 T205 Samanrha Urff ...........1200 T205 NIck Annis ..................1200 T205 George Steber............1200 T205 Peter Reid ..................1200 T210 Andrea Keller .............1199 T210 Daniel G. Parker .........1199 T212 Mona Collins ..............1198 T212 Wendy Emile ..............1198 T214 Sue Finnis ..................1197 T214 Laurie Hill...................1197 T214 R.D. Scott ...................1197 T214 Cliff Lindsay ...............1197 T214 Maria Raimundo ........1197 T214 Gus Collins .................1197 T220 Max Barrett ................1196 T220 Steven Keller..............1196 T222 Yves Roy ....................1195 T222 Katelyn Raimundo......1195 T222 Gina Myhill-Jones ......1195 T222 Jackie McAbee ..........1195 T222 James Sullivan ..........1195 T227 Jeff Edwards..............1194 T227 Tim Sheets.................1194 T227 Patricia McKay ...........1194 T227 Megan Pennicott........1194 T227 Charlie Corno .............1194 T227 Cole Kendy.................1194 T227 Roy Dawe Sr. .............1194 T234 Jeff Kendy..................1193 T234 Diane Gillespie ...........1193 T234 B. Shillito ....................1193 T237 Marlene Scott ............1192 T237 Zach Phannmueller....1192 T237 Bob Berke ..................1192 T237 Doland Clifford ...........1192 T237 Ruth Parsad ...............1192 T237 Halden Webber ..........1192 T237 John Fernandes .........1192 T244 K. Lang.......................1191 T244 Diana Forster .............1191 T244 Donald Dolinski..........1191 T244 Nick Cahoon ..............1191 T244 Rick Smale.................1191 T249 Kirsteen Wilson ..........1190 T249 Greg Gibbon ...............1190 T249 Alex menzel ...............1190 252 Pauline Dixon .............1189 T253 J. Scorse ....................1188 T253 Jan Smale..................1188 T253 Mauki Bergbauer .......1188 T256 Barry Rochon .............1187 T256 Fred Cartwright ..........1187 258 Sharon Kryschuk .......1186 259 Chris Hewlett .............1185 T260 Gladys Archie .............1184 T260 Scott Cranswick.........1184 T260 Scott Loynachan ........1184 T260 Brenda Daoust ...........1184 T264 Margaret Peters .........1183 T264 Chris Wisdom.............1183 T264 John C. Dixon.............1183 T264 Kyra Hopson ..............1183 T268 E. Bjornson.................1182
T268 Stephen Boyd ............1182 T270 Owen Peters ..............1181 T270 Norman Kirincich ......1181 272 Maddi Gilbert .............1180 T273 Matt Pistell .................1179 T273 Dean Tenale ...............1179 T273 Doug MacNicol ..........1179 T273 Galin...........................1179 T277 Karen Wagner ............1178 T277 Laraine Shedden........1178 T279 Sharon Williscroft .......1177 T279 Kelsey Raimundo .......1177 281 Joyce Paul .................1176 T282 Deric Coates ..............1175 T282 Masen Fernandes ......1175 T284 Chris Hayman ............1173 T284 Gord Popadinac .........1173 T286 Marion Thorne ...........1171 T286 Wayne Kozak .............1171 T286 Ron Urff......................1171 T289 D. Mingo ....................1169 T289 John Ryan.................1169 T289 Kevin Raimundo.........1169 T292 Dempsey Paul............1168 T292 Maury Skalicky ..........1168 T292 Linda Enzmann ..........1168 295 Larry Newhook ..........1167 296 Ashley Lobsiger .........1165 297 G. Loyer .....................1164 298 Donna Scott ...............1163 T299 Tom Dolinski ..............1161 T299 Rose Magnussan .......1161 T299 Len Sandford .............1161 302 Stacy Jones ...............1160 T303 Sandy Madu ..............1159 T303 Barb Hagen................1159 T303 Joseph A. Archie ........1159 T303 Darrell Blades ............1159 T303 Lisa Graham ..............1159 T308 Mike Bubenko............1158 T308 Steve Marinus............1158 T310 Norma T. Archie..........1157 T310 Blanche Frazer...........1157 T312 Mike Archie ................1155 T312 Kasondra Haber .........1155 T314 Eddy Dixon.................1153 T314 Clayton Kinder ...........1153 T316 Wendy Perepelkin ......1152 T316 Leanne Chamberlain..1152 T318 Rick Farmer ...............1151 T318 Claudia Morgenthaler 1151 T320 Courtney Jones..........1150 T320 Carlo Gunther.............1150 322 Louise Leavitt.............1148 T323 Mary Provost..............1144 T323 Leonard Archie...........1144 T323 Georgia Johnson........1144 T326 Debbie DeCenzo ........1143 T326 Brian Sinclair..............1143 328 Donna Wagner ...........1142 T329 John Koch ..................1140 T329 Annie McKave............1140 T329 Walter Wilcox .............1140 T332 Debbie Scott ..............1139 T332 Lyle Clifford ................1139 T332 Roxanne Henderson ..1139 335 Ernest Archie..............1137 336 Patty Hurry .................1136 T337 Dean Archie ...............1135 T337 Laurie Dolinski ...........1135 T337 Katleen Archie............1135 T340 Mike Palka .................1134 T340 Kevin Dicken ..............1134 342 Tanner W Bartsch ......1132 T343 Lynda Greer ...............1131 T343 Michael Hopson .........1131 T345 Kathy Provost.............1130 T345 Claude Denis..............1130 347 Aliel Leslie..................1128 348 Chris Bunting .............1126 349 Carol L. Brown ...........1125 350 John Raimundo .........1124 351 Lyle Dixon ..................1123 T352 Norm Fortin................1121 T352 Albert Nadon ..............1121 354 Haley Pennicott ..........1119 355 L. Halper ....................1116 356 Johnson Archie ..........1115 357 Krystal Hanson...........1114 358 Howard Malm ............1111 359 Donna Archie .............1110 360 Arthur Paul .................1101 361 J.C. Foles ...................1081 362 Beverly Kendy ............1080 363 Kay Stusrud ...............1065 364 Terd Ferguson ..............969
Our Hockey Pool Prize:
of a 42” Panasonic TV provided by
Quit. Before your time runs out.
Quick and Easy. Everyday People.
250-395-4000 • 345 BIRCH AVENUE, 100 MILE HOUSE
• Payday Loans • Cheque Cashing • Money Transfers • Pre-paid Mastercards COACH HOUSE SQUARE Bus.: 1-877-537-9058 95A Cariboo Hwy 97 #6 Fax: 1-877-537-9059 100 Mile House, BC Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mon. - Fri. 9am - 8pm • Sat. 9am - 5pm • Sun. 11am - 4pm
Valued at $179 00
Media Monkey Your local Satellite TV and Cell Phone Provider on Birch Ave. Beside Post Office Ph: 250-395-8828
Pharmacy and Department Store 250-395-2787 Toll Free 1-877-395-2787
831 Alder Ave., 99 Mile Hill
100 MILE HOUSE
BIRCH AVE. 250-395-4004
Cariboo Connector Friday, March 16, 2012
Your community. Your classifieds.
250.395.2219 fax 250.395.3939 email classiÀeds@100milefreepress.net Announcements
WORD classiﬁed ads can be emailed to us at:
classiﬁeds@ 100milefreepress.net BUT remember to include: • your phone number (and area code) • category you want your ad in • number of weeks you want the ad to run. • your credit card number, name on card, expiry date, and veriﬁcation code Ads received without the required information will not be published. There is a $5 charge if you require a tear sheet or need your credit card receipt mailed back to you. If you require further information, please call the Free Press at
Employment Business Opportunities EMPLOYMENT ALERT. Some “ Work at Home” advertisements as well as some advertisements that appear to offer jobs usually sell information manuals and directions. EXCELLENT Opportunity for a friendly, customer service orientated person, sales experience helpful but not necessary, training provided. Freybe Gourmet Foods distribution For Sale. Serious enquiries only please. 250-395-2606.
Career Opportunities The Kootenay Boundary Div. Family Practice seeks Ex Dir to develop/maintain operations, build strong relationships with the HA and Min of Health Services. Apply to: email@example.com. For More Info go to: http://www.charityvillage.com/. Search “Kootenay”
Drivers/Courier/ Trucking DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes ﬁrst! 1 year ﬂat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 604-853-4179.
Education/Trade Schools HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs Vancouver Island University training for over 50 years, No simulators. Low student / instructor ratio. 1-888-920-2221 ext: 6130 www.viu.ca/ heavyequipment
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
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/sm 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 Road, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N2 GPS Forest Consultants Ltd. has a summer position available for a keen self motivated individual. We are a small full service consulting company specializing in silviculture & development services. Our ideal candidate will be enrolled in a natural resources program or related science program. This position involves working on all the various aspects of forestry operations including planting, surveying and timber development. Must be physically ﬁt and willing to work independently in isolated locations throughout the 100 Mile House area. This is a summer ﬁeld position with no camp work expected. Preference will be given to someone from the 100 Mile House area, but this not essential for this position if you have somewhere to stay for the season. All interested applicants please forward your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23, 2012.
HHDI RECRUITING is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta based oilﬁeld services company is currently hiring;
DRIVER EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & SERVICE SUPERVISORS Class 1 or 3 License required.
HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: email@example.com IF YOU would like to volunteer for the residents of Mill Site Lodge/Fischer Place Care Homes, then please join our auxiliary. We meet the ﬁrst Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mill Site Lodge boardroom. For info call Shelly at 250-791-9277. WANTED: Part time cleaning lady required for Fawn Lake Resort. Now to October. Must be available to work weekends. Please call 250-593-4654.
Trades, Technical LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires an experienced Journeyman Electrician for our EWP Operation in Golden B.C. Email resume to: Audra.Stanton@LPCorp.com or fax to 250-344-8859. PLANER/MOULDER Technician Required for Planermill in Creston BC. Please Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (250) 428-2366 WRANGLER wanted for Chilcotin backcountry. 250-2382375 email@example.com
Build Your Career With us Certiﬁed Millwright & # 1 Planerman Okanagan Valley, BC Do you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment with opportunities for continuous growth and development? We want to hear from you. Apply online today and build your career with us!
Counselling TRAINED Counselor is available 24 hours a day to offer support, understanding, and help. Conﬁdential and free of charge. Call Williams Lake Crisis & Counseling Centre. 1-800-704-4264
Feed & Hay
Misc. for Sale
HAY for sale. 1000lb round bales, stored in barn. $60 ea. 250-397-2826. Discounts for large quantities. HAY for sale. Round bales. Excellent horse hay. 400 kg. $50 per bale. 250-706-7202. HORSE HAY, grass mix, small squares. 55 - 60 lbs. Call Bill at 250-593-4440. HUNGRY VALLEY HAY: Small squares, round, cut early, baled dry. Delivery avail. 250-395-3539. SMALL sq. bales, 50-60lbs alfalfa grass mix. No rain, barn stored. $5 per bale. 10 min from town. 250-395-2291. SMALL square bales of mixed alfalfa grass hay, barn stored. Hillpoint Farms.250-791-6652. TOP QUALITY horse hay, 2nd cut, high protein, good for active horses. 60lb bales $7. 250-395-2855. Delivery avail.
SIDES of beef for sale. $3.60/lb. Cut and wrapped. 250-397-2966.
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Conﬁdential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET
1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com
Contractors CONTRACT CARPENTER: over 40 years exp. Honest & reliable. Ref. available. Versed in all aspects of construction. Additions, renovations, ﬂooring, ﬁnishing, framing, ceramics, drywall, cabinets, garages, concrete work. Planning & ideas. Please call Barry 250-3954533
Painting & Decorating COAST MOUNTAIN PAINTING: 250-791-5359 or 250-609-1958. For all your painting needs.
Tree Services STAIRS TREE SERVICE: All aspects of tree service, reasonable rates. Call El Stairs 778-482-2218
Pets & Livestock
ALANON - Does someone’’s drinking bother you? Meet with others who feel the same. Meet Mondays, 7pm at the Health Centre at the back of the Hospital. Contact 250-3954646
A L PAC A / L L A M A S / O L D E R HORSES, great hay for temperamental animals requiring hay with no stock. 60lbs $7. 250-395-2855. Delivery avail. BARN stored, alfalfa/brome mix. Good quality hay. $4 per bale. Barn stored mixed hay, some rain, $2 per bale. 250397-2525. Good quality horse & cow hay, large square bales, round bales & haylage bales. Ph. early a.m. or evenings. (250)398-2805 GOOD quality square bales, grass/alfalfa mix. Baled with no rain. $3-$6 per bale. 250397-2378. Delivery available.
Education/Tutoring ARE you an adult who struggles to read, write or do math? Partner Assisted Learning (PAL) can help! We provide free one-to-one tutoring. Call Mary at 250-395-0404
Reduce Debt by up to
• Avoid Bankruptcy
• Avoid bankruptcy • Rebuild Your Credit • 0% InterestCanadian • Proudly
250-434-4505 250-434-4226 www.4pillars.ca
Merchandise for Sale
Feed & Hay
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS. Want to quit drugs or affected by someone’’s drug use? Meetings at Health Centre, 555 Cedar; Mon. & Fri., 7:30pm. Doors open 7pm. 250791-5287, or call the helpline: 250-320-5032
Merchandise for Sale
GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings in 100 Mile area: Mondays noon at #10 Scenic Place Estates. Tuesdays, 8pm, St. Timothy’’s Church. Thursdays 7:30pm, 108 Community Centre. Saturday night ﬁreside family group 8pm, 100 Mile United Church. Sundays 7:30pm, south Cariboo Community Health Centre,rear entrance. 250-791-5286, 250395-4646, 250-395-6154, 250395-5368
Pets & Livestock
Fish & Aquarium 25 GALLON tank with stand, all accessories $150. 250-3958813
Pets Purebred Golden Retriever puppies. Shots & dewormed. $400. 250-397-2070. SPCA - Your best choice in pets. 250-395-5303 The SPCA needs 2 to 3 phone volunteers to answer the emergency line. Suits retired or semi-retired individuals. Also, temporary foster homes needed. Please call 250-3955303 and leave a message. WANTED: Good home for 6 yr old Shepard X. Very clean, neutered and shots up to date. 250-395-8876. *WARNING* -Ads reading, “Free to a good home”, have the potential to attract individuals that see your family pet as a way to make $$money through any number of undesirable situations; i.e. selling to animal testing labs or in the case of horses, the slaughter house. Contact the SPCA at 250-395-5303 for information on successfully placing your pet in the right kind of home. Leave a message and a volunteer will get back to you.
Merchandise for Sale
Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD for sale $130/cord split and delivered. Seasoned pine. Call 250-395-2005
HEAT your entire home, domestic water and more with the Classic OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. Dual fuel ready models available. Call Today. Cameo Plumbing & Heating (250)395-3535.
MANUFACTURED pure wood shavings: natural product, high quality, low cost, bulk bagged shaving for livestock, pets, gardens. Custom hauling available. Call New Cal Rabbit Farm 250-395-3336 or 250706-8972.
Heavy Duty Machinery 2003 JD 310 SG backhoe, 4wd extend-a-hoe. $30,000. Dresser TD8G bulldozer. $20,000. 20ft. ﬂatdeck trailer, Big Tex, 22,400lb. rated, under 500km. $9,000. Ford F550 2003 ﬂatdeck w/ball. $17,000. 30 yard/hr. gold trommel, new, never used. $25,000. Equipment can be viewed at Fox Mtn. Wms. Lake. hst applicable. (250)392-1113, mobile (250) 302-1198. A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com
Misc. for Sale 2 FREE STANDING stereo computer speakers; volume, bass and treble controls. Exc. sound. Like new w/box, $20.00. Sony 17” LCD monitor SDM-HS73. Beautiful 1280 x 1024 resolution. Like new, in box. $120.00. Sony DVD/CD player w/Dolby digital. Complete with remote/manual. $20.00, in very good cond. Toshiba DVD player. ColorStream connections. DTS; Dolby digital complete w/remote. $25.00. 250-395-6179.
Misc. Wanted WE BUY GOLD & SILVER in every form. We match the best price for your silver coins pre-1968. Open every Saturday 10am - 3pm. 205 Birch Ave., 100 Mile House 250-395-3034 LOCAL Coin Collector, looking to buy collections, Mint & Proof sets, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins Etc. Any amount. Please Call Chad at 250-863-3082. WANTED: Old lever action Winchester & Marlin riﬂes and carbines. Call (250)791-6369
Real Estate For Sale By Owner MOBILE HOME FOR SALE at 103 trailer court 3 bdrms Move in ready minutes from 100 Mile $15,000 obo.
Rooﬁng & Skylights
Rooﬁng & Skylights
Computer Equipment D-LINK mobile wireless 3G router - model DIR-412. Uses your 3G USB key to create a wireless network. $60.00. Call 250-395-6179.
is actively seeking a
This is a permanent part-time position. Excellent communication and ‘people’ skills are required for this position as well as some administration/light bookkeeping experience. Must be able to work independently. If you think this position is for you, please submit a resumé along with a cover letter to: South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce PO Box 2312, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0. prior to March 31, 2012
CRALIN MEADOWS HANOVERIANS SPRING INTO THE SHOW SEASON • EC.LEVEL 1 Coach NCCP-2 •All levels, private, group and lesson packages • Specialized in Hunter/Jumper & Equitation •EC Rider 1-6 program available for credits SALES • LESSONS • TRAINING
To book lessons call Linda Poel
Friday, March 16, 2012 Cariboo Connector
Houses For Sale
Apt/Condo for Rent
CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
BC HOUSING is now accepting applications for housing from persons 55 years and older as well as disabled persons 19 years of age and older. Eligible tenants pay 30% of gross monthly income for rent. For applications contact: 250395-4743 or 1-800-834-7149. PARKVIEW APTS: 1 BDRM apt for rent renovated, downtown 100 Mile. $550/mo, 2 bdrm $650, bachelor $450. Includes heat. (250)395-3660 or (250)706-9144
WEBSITE: www.100milefreepress.net EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
#3-536 PInkney Complex Horse Lake Road Box 459 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0
South Cariboo Branch
CMHA-SCB is now taking applications for our affordable family housing development, located on Cariboo Trail and Jens Street, 100 Mile House B.C. Application forms can
250-395-2219 FAX: 250-395-3939 Ofﬁce Hours: 8:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday
be picked up at the Community Resource Centre (between the Hospital and the Junior High School), or at the
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY ADVERTISING DEADLINES Display Ads: Tuesday, noon Classiﬁed Display ads: Monday, 4 pm Classiﬁed Word Ads: Monday, 2 pm
ia INDEX IN BRIEF: Family Announcements Community Announcements Employment Service Guide Pets For Sale/Wanted Real Estate Rentals Automotive Legals
Advertisements should be read on the ﬁrst publication date. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the ﬁrst insertion. NO CASH REFUNDS AGREEMENT: It is agreed by any display or classiﬁed advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION: Advertisers are reminded that provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, colour, nationality, ancestry, place of origin, or age unless the condition is justiﬁed by a bona ﬁde requirement for the work involved. COPYRIGHT: Copyright and/ or property rights subsist in all editorial, photographic and advertising content appearing in any edition of the 100 Mile Free Press. Permission to reproduce wholly or in any part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or technical process in a publication, must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law. NO ADVERTISING ITEM WILL BE DISCLOSED TO ANYONE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION.
ON THE WEB:
I<>@JK<I KF;8P 7D:H;9;?L;
=H;7J:;7BIED IJK<<JE:E" FB79;IJE;7J7D: J>?D=IJEI;; Register Online at www.bcdailydeals.com
Women’s Centre (102 Bridge Creek Centre, Birch Avenue). The 25 unit project has 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units. Applicants must provide income and asset information and veriﬁcation upon application. This project is sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association - South Cariboo Branch and British Columbia Housing and Management Commission.
Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 2 BDRM apts for rent. Quiet building. In 100 Mile House. 250-706-2336 BACHELOR APT. located above store on Hwy 97. $465/mon plus hydro. N/S, N/P, W/P only. 1 BDRM APT. above store on Hwy 97.$495/mon plus hydro. N/S, N/P, W/P only. Call Dave 250-395-3106 or 250-3952069 (after 6pm) BACHELOR suite. $450/mos. incl. utilities . Ph. 250-395-3691
ONE bdrm apt. Clean, quiet, N/S, N/P. Ref. req. $550 per month. plus utilities. Call 250395-3691.
Homes for Rent
Scrap Car Removal
100 MILE House (Sundials) 3 bdrm twnhse. NS, NP. $600-$750. 250-395-6576
PRIME OFFICE SPACE for Rent. South Cariboo Business Centre 226- 475 Birch Avenue 156 sft only $195.00 mtly. incl. utilities, janitorial. call Konrad 250 395-2233.
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
✴Cariboo Garden Apt.✴ 1&2 Bedrooms, Clean, large, bright Near hospital/shopping Social room, ﬁsh ponds & garden spots avail. Seniors welcome
2 BD, 1 BA, CLINTON Large view lot. Washer & dryer Wood stove. $625 (negotiable) email@example.com 604219-3894 3 BDRM, 2 bath home on Cariboo Trail. $1100 per mon. D.D. & ref. req’d. 250-3972521. Avail. Feb. 1, 2012. 3 BDRM home in 108, n/p, n/s, refs req. $800 per month. Avail. now. 250-791-1977. 4 BDRM house in the 108. 20’x30’ shop, excellent family home. Quiet cul-de-sac. $800 per month. Option to purchase. (250)459-2408
(250)395-0809 or (250)395-0168
***Available to rent*** Horse lake, 10 min to town 2 bdrm rustic cabin, NP garage $650/mo
108 Mile Ranch Lg 1 Bdrm Log Home “Quiet, beautiful location” w/d, $800/mo
3000 SQ.FT SHOP for rent or Lease, large open area, 16’ ceiling, small mezzanine area, front ofﬁce. Formerly Mike & Joe’s Auto Repair, downtown 100 Mile House. Ron 250-7063047, 250-487-2294 NEWLY renovated retail space available @ 355 Birch ave. 100 Mile. formerly the Tip Top bldg call Janet 250395-2545
2 bdrm Gothic Arch Spectacular Lake view, Open Plan Laundry,Wood/Gas Heat $850/mo
Farms FARM WANTED for sheep/beef production. Must have suitable barn corral, fencing, etc. 604-287-7180
Mobile Homes & Pads 103 MILE: 2 bdrm, 1 bath mobile. Available. April 1st. $725/mon. No smoking, no pets. Call 250-706-2612 2 BDRM, 2 bath mobile home, #58 in Travellers’ Trailer Park, 100 Mile. Avail. immediately. $750/mon plus util. N/S. Call 250-395-4125 for info. 2 BEDROOM mobile, on 1/2 acre, at Horse Lake, pets ok, NS, $650 + util. Avail. April 1. 250-395-1964
RE/MAX Country Lakes Realty HORSE LAKE Waterfront - 3 BDRM House, avail immed. Close to Elementary school. No smoking. No large dogs. Small pets negotiable. References and damage deposit req’d. $975 per month, negotiable. Contact Nancye, 250395-2684, cell# 250-706-1406. NICE 3 bdrm house in LLH. Quiet neighbourhood, fenced yard, fruit trees. W/D F/S, garage, wkshop & gdn shed. N/S. Pet Ok. $750. Ref Req. 250395-0627
Ofﬁce/Retail MONEY Maker - be your own boss - Retail Space 900 sq ft perfect for Ice Cream/Fudge & Kettle Corn and/or Internet Cafe, Book Store, Gift Shop, Electronics - bring your ideas 378 Taylor Ave best location and exposure - $500/mo plus HST/plus triple net/plus utilities call Gerhard at Century21(R) Seaside Realty Ltd (100 Mile) 250-395-2133
We always have the
BEST SCOOP For the sweetest coverage of business, entertainment, sports, local event and news affecting the South Cariboo, look no further than the Free Press and The Cariboo Connector. We’ve got it all!
Connector The Cariboo
Call today to start your doorstep delivery right away.
FURNISHED room in large house on acreage. Close to 100 Mile. $350/mon. 250-3952377
Trucks & Vans
Auto Accessories/Parts 1990 S15 EXT CAB 4x4
USED BEDLINER for 1995 Dodge Dakota. In good condition- no cuts or cracks. $75.00 Phone: 250-395-6179.
Auto Financing YOU’RE APPROVED
• • •
4.3 L automatic near new tires good running condition
Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW DL9597 Details and APPLY online autocreditwithbarrie.com OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743
Call ‘Will’ @ 250-706-9359
Duplex / 4 Plex 2 BDRM suite in 4-plex. In 100 Mile. Newly renovated. DD, refs. req. No dogs. 250-3952744 or 1-250-267-1702. AVAIL. April 1st: 2 & 3 bdrms, renovated apts, in downtown 100 Mile. $600 & $650 rent, ref. req. No dogs. Call 250456-7314.
#2 - 536 Horse Lake Road Pinkney Complex in 100 Mile House
100 Mile Red Cross
If you wish to volunteer call 250-395-9092 between 10am and 2pm weekdays for more information.
2007 FOREST STEWARDSHIP PLAN MAJOR AMENDMENT TOLKO INDUSTRIES LIMITED, CARIBOO WOODLANDS 925 - 2ND AVE NORTH WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. V2G 4P7 In accordance with section 20(1) of the Forest Planning and Practices Regulation (FPPR) the proposed major amendment to the Tolko Industries Ltd, Cariboo Woodlands Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) is publicly available for review and comment commencing March 16, 2012 for a period of sixty days. The proposed changes being made pursuant to Section 29(1) (f) of the FPPR are intended to align the FSP results and strategies with the April 18, 2011 Ministerial Order establishing Land Use Objectives for the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land Use Plan Area. Speciﬁcally, the amendment is being made to modify, add, and replace applicable results and strategies to align with established Land Use Objectives. The FSP amendment prepared by Tolko Industries Limited, Cariboo Woodlands will be available for review and written comment until May 14, 2012 at the Cariboo Woodlands ofﬁce during business hours (8:00am-5:00pm). Please contact Bryan Jakubec, RPF, Senior Planning Forester, Cariboo Woodlands, Williams Lake at ph: (250) 305-3607 fax: (250) 305-3690 to review the amendment. Written comments can be submitted by mail or in person to the address above.
Cariboo Connector Friday, March 16, 2012
IF YOU DIDN’T READ THIS WEDNESDAY’S
Good things come in small packages By Lorie Chortyk Last year, a friend “gifted” me a furry little hamster that her downstairs tenants had left behind when they moved. While I wasn’t really looking to add to my menagerie of pets, Homer was clearly in need of a new guardian and he now happily makes his home in a spacious aquarium in my office at the BC SPCA. Like Homer, hundreds of hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and other small animals are surrendered to the SPCA and are in need of loving homes. Each year the BC SPCA designates March as Small Animal Month to draw attention to these wonderful pintsized pets available for adoption at shelters across B.C.
Small animals are often overlooked, perhaps because people don’t see them as “real” pets. However, rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, rats and hamsters come with delightful and inquisitive personalities, fascinating behaviour and the ability to enrich our lives. While Homer ’s nocturnal habits make him a quiet and unassuming office-mate, he regularly rouses himself from sleep to greet colleagues or visitors who pop by – in the hopes they may have brought along a hamster treat or two. Small animals are great for people who have pet restrictions where they live. They don’t take up a lot of space or make much noise. But small animals do have unique
care needs and, as with cats and dogs, people should familiarize themselves with the animal’s characteristics to ensure a suitable match. So, before you head out to a BC
SPCA shelter to adopt, check out our pet care pages first to learn what you need to do to keep your potential pet happy and healthy. Then, should you feel ready to bring a small ani-
mal (or two) into your life, check our adoption listings (www. spca.bc.ca) or stop by a shelter to find one just right for you. Lorie Chortyk is the BC SPCA community relations general manager.
100 Mile House
BC’s treaties mean jobs, more
bankers variety show
business, community development and infrastructure investment for
March 24 100 Mile Community Hall
Treaties are good for BC.
or visit us online at www.100milefreepress.net
Doors Open 6pm • Show Starts 7pm
Learn more at www.bctreaty.ca
Tickets $20 • Available at any ﬁnancial institution in 100 Mile House
~ No Minors Please ~
Here’s a great way to connect your business with your customers…
ALL PROCEEDS TO LOCAL CHARITIES
DAVE D. HANDYMAN
HOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST Windows • Bathrooms • Unfinished Basements Total Home Makeovers
From demolition to new partitions • Inside or out - You’ll love it!
Ph: 250-395-1102 • Cell: 250-706-3512
Complete LK SERVICE AAuto Repair
Get cted! ne n o C
Imports • Domestics • European
997 ALDER AVE. 100 MILE HOUSE 250-395-1313 OPEN: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
.27 per issue
Minimum 12 insertions. No copy changes allowed.
Just call Martina, Heather, or Chris to get full coverage in the South Cariboo! Ph: 250-395-2219 Fax: 250-395-3939
RAINER’S HEALTH HOUSE
#2 Pinkney Complex, 536 Horse Lake Road, PO Box 459, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 Fax: 250-395-3939 firstname.lastname@example.org
B.J. Trophies Tel: 250-791-5444 Cell: 250-706-9779 Fax: 250-791-5332
93 Mile Hwy 97
Teachers rebut government’s rebuttal Gateway water concerns voiced Budget blasted on health care Fire departments looking for volunteers Council considering a tax increase 100 Mile House RCMP looking for input on detachment goal setting Grow-op busted in Lone Butte Royal scrapbook makes room for Diamond Jubilee Bluegrass workshops bring talent to The Hills Novice tournament puts season on ice Smackdown provides fun, experience and medals Figure skater keeps her cool Funspiel looking for zealous curlers Quester to explain shift in planetary alignment and get all the news, sports, community events, features, commercial news and more!
First Nations and all of us.
here are just a few of the many stories you missed…
Box 443 108 Mile Ranch, BC V0K 2Z0
RESORT LAKES MINI STORAGE Hwy 24
KS I R EWOR F Email: email@example.com st Web: www.ministorage4u.com
250-395-1333 • 5421 Industrial Flats Rd. • 93 Mile Industrial Park
Rental & Drop-off Location • Moving Supplies•
Rainer’s Cell: 250-395-9421 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTENNIAL LAW Lawyers & Notaries Public
Rainer Meyer European trained and certiﬁed therapist
Proudly providing legal services to the Cariboo
Massage / Acupuncture / Facial Acupuncture / Atlas Therapy Body-Energy-Treatment / Hot Stone Massage • Lymph Drainage (Dr. Vodder Certiﬁed) - ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS -
4927 Gloinnzun Dr., 108 Mile Ranch • Ph: 250-791-5663
Ingrid’s Foot Care Ingrid’s Cell: 250-609-4094 • Email: email@example.com • Foot Care • Foot Massage • Ingrown Toenail Treatment • Corn & Wart Treatment • Reﬂexology Gift Certiﬁcates Available
Douglas E. Dent & Caroline Plant
2169 #1 - 241 Birch Ave. Telephone: 250-395-1080 PO Box 2169, Fax: 250-395-1088 (across from Fields) Wir sprechen deutsch Nous parlons français firstname.lastname@example.org 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0
Cariboo Pet Crematorium Est. 1997
Compassionate Caring for your best friend Hand Crafted Urns complete with name plate
250-395-3330 Private or Group
Friday, March 16, 2012 Cariboo Connector
Come see the newest technological advances and the next generation of automotive powertrains in the new Clean Energy Vehicle Showcase presented by The Beat 94.5, OMNI News, and Citytv.
This display, located near the show entrance, features hybrid vehicles, battery electric, fuel cell, and even gasoline engines. Emerging EV charging technology will be on display as will information about infrastructure changes from BC Hydro. You will have a chance to talk to industry experts.
Incentives of up to
per eligible clean energy vehicle
All New BC Place April 3 - 8, 2012 www.VancouverInternationalAutoShow.com www.VancouverInternationalAutoShow.co om
Incentives are available to British Columbia res residents, bu businesses, non-proÀt organizations and local government gove overnment organizations. organ Incentives are available for qualiÀed local qualiÀe iÀed consumers through throu dealerships qualifying electric, fuel p that sell or lease q quali ualifying y g new battery elec cell, plug-in hybrid or compressed d electric, ele c gas vehicles.
Tickets: General Admission $15, Seniors & Students $10, Children (7-12) $4,, Children 6 + under Free, Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children 12 + under) r) $ 30. 30 $30. MultiDay pass $25.
V isitt cevfo cevf vforbc.ca fo orbc rbc ca to Ànd eli igible vehicles & participat participating tin dealer Visit cevforbc.ca eligible dealerships cevforbc.ca • email@example.com • 1.855.42 1.855.423.8422
TAKE A TAK
TEST DRIVE NOW’S THE TIME TO GO GREEN — CHECK THEM OUT AT THESE LOCAL DEALERSHIPS! TODAY! NOW
One of the most fuel-efﬁcient ﬁve-passenger vehicles, with Ford’s faster charging technology that can recharge Focus Electric in about half the time of Nissan Leaf!
199 Exeter Road, 100 Mile House, BC 250-395-4017 • Toll Free: 1-877-395-4017
Visit us at… www.sunriseford.ca HWY 97, 100 MILE HOUSE