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Companions Three caribou gather next to a flag that marks a heli-ski landing site on the Tiffany Run northwest of Blue River. The animals appear to like the landing sites because the snow is easier to stand on. The fact that they are often seen on the sites is evidence they are comfortable with helicopters in the area, say staff at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing. For more about the story, see page A13 inside. Photo courtesy of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing

FHC Enterprises buys Clearwater Fields outlet TIMES STAFF It appears that Clearwater’s Fields store will continue operating - possibly even under the Fields name. According to information from Barry Walchuk, a newly formed company called FHC Enterprises Ltd. is purchasing the rights to the assets of 59 of the 141 Fields-HBC stores in western Canada that had been announced as being liquidated and closed. Clearwater is one of the 59. The Walchuk family owns the building that the local store is located in. “This is good news for the employ-

ees and the people of Clearwater,” Walchuk said. “The District of Clearwater has been working hard with us to make something like this happen. We’d like to thank the community for its support.” Field’s Stores have been a part of the western Canadian landscape since 1948 when Joseph Segal opened the first store in Vancouver. Over the years it merged with Zellers and finally was absorbed, along with Zellers, by the Hudson’s Bay Company. The Hudson’s Bay Company then was sold to an American corporation headed by Jerry Zucker. Shortly after Zucker’s death it was resold to NRDC of New York.

HBC announced last February that it planned to close all 167 Fields stores in Canada. On Mar. 5 the Bargain! Shop announced that it was acquiring 10 of the Fields stores in western Canada scheduled to be closed, including those in Agassiz, Armstrong and New Hazelton in B.C. FHC Enterprises Ltd. is a new company headed by Jason McDougall. Originally from Saskatchewan and now a businessman in metro Vancouver, MacDougall has been in the retail, wholesale and discount business for over 20 years. He has surrounded himself with a team of retail experts that have a cumulated experience spanning more than 100 years.

It was close, but for the fifth year in a row Clearwater retained top place in Canada for checklists submitted to the Great Backyard Bird Count! London, Ontario, our closest competitor was only 30 lists behind Clearwater as we submitted 273 checklists, 81 less than last year’s record. Clearwater just missed the top 10 for checklists in North America at 12th place. We counted the most individual birds for black-capped chickadees and hairy woodpeckers; second most for common raven and pileated woodpecker; managing to get in the top 10 for 14 species. The most individual birds of a species counted in Clearwater were common redpolls (1329) followed by black-capped chickadees (1156), common ravens (870), pine siskins (705), and evening grosbeaks (388). Though Clearwater’s total for individual birds was down, three species were added to our tally over the previous years: green-winged teal, golden-crowned sparrow, and rusty blackbird. Clearwater was the only B.C. locality to report the Rustys, which are very rare in winter in B.C. and on the Species At Risk list. A sharp decline in American goldfinches occurred as numbers were down from a record 853 last year to only eight birds this year. Clearwater may be the only locality in B.C. experiencing this, as the provincial decline was less than our loss. North America actually had an increase of about 17,000. Appreciation for promoting the event goes to Forest House, Home Hardware, Friendship Soup Publications, RONA, the Times, and especially Clearwater Library, which put up a display about Clearwater’s GBBC years and handed out material for this year. Many thanks to the participants that enabled The pileated woodpecker is Clearwater to retain top the largest North American place in Canada again. woodpecker. Photo submitted




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Medical Center getting electronic records system KEITH MCNEILL “We’re entering the 21st Century,” said one staff member at

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an electronic medical records (EMR) system. The first stage switchover is expected to be complete at the end of this month, when the new Med Access software goes online. The principal advantage of the new system is that it will help ensure better follow-up on patient care, said the Medical Center spokesperson. This will be especially true with more complex cases, for example people suffering from congestive heart disease, diabetes and related illnesses. About half the physicians and specialists in Kamloops now use


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an EMR system. The new software will allow them to communicate their results and questions directly with computers in Clearwater. At present, test results from Kamloops or elsewhere are typically faxed to Clearwater. The new system will help ensure those results go to the right place. Because of the ongoing doctor shortage, a high proportion of temporary physicians or locums serve in Clearwater. Many of those locums have found the lack of an EMR system frustrating. This is particularly true of the younger locums. “They’re used to computerized everything,” said the spokesperson.

Dr. Mathilde Stuart (l) discusses a new electronic medical record system with medical office assistant Sharon Menzel. The new system at the Medical Center in Clearwater is expected to become operational at the end of this month. Photo by Keith McNeill

According to the Med Access website, the new software is used in all four western

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Food marketing workshops offered by video conferencing Submitted Looking to sharpen your food marketing edge? The Community Resource Centre (CRC) in Clearwater is offering Food Marketing 101, a fourpart workshop series to help food producers and processors refine their marketing approach. You can sign up for all of the workshops, or just one, or those that appeal to you. Please note that the series started last Thursday, March 15. All workshops are from 9 a.m. to noon.

Workshop #1 Thursday, March 15 - Focus on the fundamentals, including: • The role and goals of food marketing; • Consumer trends in B.C.; • How pricing works for commodities and differentiated products; • How to promote and sell your product; • Visioning and goal setting. Workshop #2 Wednesday, April 18 - Explore the importance of consumer research in

identifying the best way to promote and sell your product. Workshop #3 Wednesday, May 16 - Focus on product development and improvement, as well as analyzing pricing, promotion and placement to optimize the impact of your product in the marketplace. Workshop #4 Friday, June 15 (date to be confirmed) - Assess market readiness for you and your product. Participants will learn effective

Fostering the Future The Ministry of Children and Family Development is looking for a caring home for a young girl in the Clearwater/Vavenby area. Caregivers must have tolerance, patience and skills in working with youth with behavioural challenges and special needs. Applicants must be available during the day and committed to the youth and willing to work with a planning team. Some connections to the Aboriginal community would be an asset. For more information please contact Shay Pearson at 250 674-6810

strategies to move into the marketplace and expand their business. To register, please call the Community Resource Centre (CRC) in Clearwater at 250-674-3530. The workshops cost $25 each (plus HST) for a total of $28. The North Thompson Food Action Network is sponsoring half of the cost. Cheques can be made out to “Food Innovation Centre of BC”. You can drop off your cheque at the CRC or bring it on the day of the workshop(s) you are attending. The workshops are being presented by the Food Innovation Centre of BC and will be delivered to the CRC via videoconference.

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Imperial Metals ups estimate for Ruddock Creek TIMES STAFF

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Support for hiring a sports coordinator also has been received from Wells Gray Outdoor Club, Clearwater Soccer and Clearwater Minor Ball. The part-time position was estimated to cost about $30,000 for wages and supports. Possible sources of funding might include District of Clearwater, Wells Gray Country, Minor Hockey, hotel tax, and economic development funds.


Sports coordinator in the works Council also approved holding a forum in partner-

ship with Wells Gray Country (Area A) to look at working with a sports coordinator as a pilot project for the remainder of the 2012 fiscal year. Volunteer burnout was a major topic of discussion during a user group meeting at the Sportsplex, councilors were told. A number of hockey tournaments had to be cancelled and weekend ice times were not being utilized to the maximum potential.


District of Clearwater is going to hire a full-time public works superintendent. An ad for the position appears in this week's Times. Main reason for the new position, explained Mayor John Harwood during the Mar. 13 town council meeting, is that the new municipality soon will be taking over responsibility for maintaining the roads within its boundaries (except for main highways). The public works superintendent would also be responsible for maintaining and upgrading the water system, sanitary and storm sewers, cemetery, town hall and community parks. Secondary responsibilities would include

assisting the planning and development services by commenting on development and subdivision applications. The full-time position would have a salary based on qualifications and industry average, and a benefit package in line with senior management.




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Imperial Metals Corporation reported on Wednesday that it had significantly increased the estimated resource for its proposed lead-zinc mine at Ruddock Creek. Imperial Metals graphic According to the company, the property now has an indicated resource of 4.654 million tonnes and Imperial is a mine an inferred resource of 5.382 million tonnes at a 4.0 development and operatper cent lead-plus-zinc cutoff. This represents an ing company based in indicated resource tonnage increase of 99 per cent Vancouver. The comand an inferred resource increase of 261 per cent pany’s key properties from a report released in July, 2009. 5 are two open pit mines: The combined indicated resource now contains Mount Polley copper/ 695.0 million pounds zinc and 142.0 million pounds gold mine near Likely o n C r ee lead. An additional 794.0 million pounds zinc and a nn k Sh Cree and Huckleberry copk 155.0 million pounds lead are contained in the comper/molybdenum mine bined inferred resource category at a 4.0 per cent near Houston, as well as Avola lead-plus-zinc cut-off. development stage Red Imperial also announced it has received confirChris copper/gold propmation from joint venture partners Mitsui Mining erty near Dease Lake, and Smelting Co. Ltd. and Itochu Corporation that and Sterling gold propthey will proceed with their Year 3 option to earn erty in Nevada. an additional 15 per cent interest in the Ruddock Creek property by spending an additional $6.0 million by March 31, 2013. Mitsui and Itochu presently have earned a 35 per cent interest in the Ruddock Creek property by funding $14.0 million in exploration expenditures. The proposed 2012 exploration program will continue to expand the Lower E zone using two underground diamond drills and utilizing the existing workings and drill bays. A bulk sample for metallurgical testing will be excavat- Graphic shows the various mineralized zones next to Ruddock Creek ed from the Lower E zone during southeast of Tum Tum Lake. Imperial Metals graphic the 2012 underground program as well. Surface drilling will conThe Ruddock Creek lead-zinc property is located tinue to expand the Creek zone west and south. A about 30 km due east of Avola near Tum Tum Lake. helicopter supported drill program will be designed Yellowhead Mining recently announced a 53 per to continue to explore and follow up on the highly cent increase in the estimated size of its proposed successful 2011 drill program in the V zone area, Harper Creek copper-gold-silver mine southwest of located three km west of the E zone outcrop. Vavenby.




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“ Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.” - Omar Bradley, U.S. general editorial by keith mcNeill

Roundabout pros and cons


The roundabout idea has merit but it needs more work. The Ministry of Transportation should collaborate with District of Clearwater to develop a long-term highway access plan for the community. To say that an open house held Mar. 7 had a mixed response would be an understatement. The open house was put on by the municipality to discuss a roundabout proposed by Highways for the junction of Highway 5 and the road to Wells Gray Park. An online poll conducted by the Times since then showed 11 in favor and 10opposed to the idea. That’s hardly a statistically significant sample but it’s probably indicative of what the community is thinking - some say yes, some no, and a great many still undecided. A few of those opposed to the idea seem to base their opposition entirely on the fact that they don’t like change. While we might sympathize with their approach, there isn’t much we can do about it. Change will come, like it or not. A more legitimate objection to the roundabout would be the question of whether the proposed site is appropriate. Roundabouts only work safely if traffic speeds are reduced significantly (the proposed plan would be for less than 30 km/hr). Is

it legitimate to reduce speeds by that much on a major through highway? Another question has to be why a roundabout at the Infocenter junction and not the corner by Wells Gray Inn? This is where an overall highway access plan would come in. Too often in Clearwater’s past, individuals or organizations would go off and do whatever they felt best, without giving any real consideration to what might be best for the community as a whole. While there are legitimate questions that need to be answered about the roundabout proposal, there are also several positive aspects. A roundabout is a good way to reduce traffic speeds, particularly near schools. It is safer than any other intersection design for both motorists and pedestrians. It would highlight the road to Wells Gray Park and Clearwater’s role as the gateway to the park. Although there are roundabouts on major highways in other jurisdictions, this would be one of the first, if not the first, in B.C. People would notice and, if the roundabout were designed and landscaped correctly, the overall impression would be of a forward-thinking, progressive town.

Homeowners okay with double tracking Thank you Editor, The Times:

Weyerhaeuser subdivision 23 years ago. Back in those years the line was Trans Mountain, then it changed to Terasen and, of course, at present it is Kinder Morgan. Many folks still living in the area know what a good corporate citizen Kinder Morgan is. Over the years, whatever their name, this pipeline had contributed to many of our community projects. The people who complain about them the most will probably be at the head of the line with their hand out for more contributions regarding BC Press Council future projects in our The Times is a member of the British Columbia community. And, as in Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council the past, they will probconsiders complaints from the public about ably contribute. the conduct of member newspapers. Directors When we moved to oversee the mediation of complaints, with input Clearwater 23 years ago from both the newspaper and the complaint we wanted to clear the holder. If talking with the editor or publisher back of the lot of some does not resolve your complaint about coverage large birch and firs. or story treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. We called the pipeline Your written concern, with documentation, people on their 1-800 number before starting should be sent to BC Press Council, and their response was, 210 Selby St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2R2 “We’ll be right out.” We For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to were told not to use our dozer and they would

We’ve lived on the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline here in the North Thompson Valley for the past 40 years. We’ve never had an issue with any of their restrictions regarding our property or from any of their employees. In fact, their employees have always been courteous and willing to help in any situation. We resided for 17 years four miles north of Vavenby prior to purchasing two lots in

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take care of everything. Next day they brought their equipment and a work crew. The trees were uprooted and taken away and when they left a few days later the yard was ready to plant with lawn seed. Everything they promised to do was finished top notch. They saved us hours and hours of backbreaking work. When the second line is put in you can be assured everyone owning property on the line will be treated just as respectfully. Everything will be put back just as it was or better. No need to fuss. A few years back Kinder Morgan found a garage on their right-of-way, on our property. The previous owners built the garage. It had to be removed. Again they were considerate and polite. They brought out a huge crane, picking up the garage and moving it to the next lot. No remuneration was charged for the service when completed. We speculate if the national NDP is receiving political funds for their war chest elections campaign from the Mideast oil magnates? Most likely it’s just

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stinky politics, what with their recent telephone survey. It has been suggested in a column by the Kamloops Daily that Middle East oil money is finding its way to environmental groups wherever oil may be made a negative issue. Makes sense, eh! Can’t recall any oil spills or problems in all the years we lived on this line in our area. Think about it ... the railroads on the North American continent have damaged more land and rivers with oil and chemical spills than pipelines. Pipelines are not problem and maintenance free. However, unless we all decide that horses, carts and sleighs are the new thing, oil is necessary to move this modern world. I sure like pressing that button that warms the seat in my auto on a cold winter’s day. Nothing like it. We are comfortable living on this oil pipeline and okay with the second line as we know we will be treated well.

Loisann Sonneson Leonard Sonneson Clearwater, B.C.

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Editor, The Times:

On behalf of the staff and students at Raft River Elementary School, we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all the volunteers who have helped with the school ski program. We recognize that the Clearwater ski hill is only able to operate with the dedication of the volunteers who generously donate their time. For many students, the school program is the only opportunity for them to experience this wonderful sport. The Clearwater Ski Club has done an excellent job providing the youth of our community a chance to enjoy a popular winter sport at a very reasonable rate! Thank you again!

Raft River Elementary staff and students

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Question of the Week

Would you support a discount clothing store if one came in to replace Fields?


Jo Ann Liebe:

Ken Horne:

Marina DeNeef:

Mary Mattenley:

Norman Kay:

Yes, but it would depend on how far down the discounts go, whether things will hold up in the washing machine. I do think we need another store of that type.

Sure. Fields is the only store of that type we've got.

Darn tooting. This town is going to be out of it if we don't Ànd something. It would mean everyone would have to go to town and half of them can't afford it.

Yes, I'm sad Fields is leaving. Clearwater needs a store like that.

DeÀnitely. If we need to go to town to get clothes, we'd do our our grocery shopping there too. One store helps another.

Too many contradictions within medical system Editor, The Times:

Far too many would-be patients wait way too long, in pain and varying stages of disability, for treatments of different kinds. Too many who have waited and waited for medical care will know what I mean when I say that the care at the end is better than at the beginning. Here’s my experience. Some seven or eight years ago, my hiking buddies noticed I was limping slightly. It would become much more pronounced and painful before skilled medical professionals finally set me upright on two legs once more. The definite need was diagnosed in January, 2010. Surgery only took place at the end of October, 2011. “What does that tell you?” I asked the X-ray technician during an appointment in July, 2010. “I’m glad it’s not my hip!” was the reply. Relying heavily on a walking stick, I

limped into a surgeon’s office in November, 2010. “Ready to throw in the towel?” he asked, as if I’d ever had any say in it. Then I discovered he would not be doing the surgery, so another surgeon had to be found. “Waiting lists are up to 6 months for all of them,” he told my husband and me. First this new person had to be located; then I had to wait for yet another appointment so he could do his own evaluation. On St. Patrick’s Day, 2011, after much frustration with answering machines and contradictory information, I saw the doctor who would eventually perform the surgery. “I’ll put you on my short list,” he assured me, “but if you don’t hear anything, phone the office in August.” August? My mobility lessened; pain increased; frustration grew with a system that turned this otherwise healthy person into a ‘crock’. It was September before I was told the date for my long-awaited surgery.

What a change once I was IN the system. The care at UBC Hospital was first rate - except that, unbelievably, I never did see the surgeon post-op. Nurses dosed me to keep the pain at bay after the operation and stood me upright within a few hours. Physiotherapists had me exercising right away; occupational therapists ensured I could use walking and dressing aids. Ward aides brought water for washing, and kitchen staff delivered ‘real food’. I even had a telephone beside my bed. After almost two years of neglect, I was showered with care and attention. I was on the spot when the head physio on our wing phoned Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater to ensure continued TLC. Here appointments have followed along in an orderly fashion, and I have been treated with respect, courtesy, and in a most considerate and helpful fashion. I follow my instructions (perhaps a little

too rigorously at times) and relish being able to stand evenly on two legs. I applaud those whose skills have wrought such a change, and express amazement and gratitude for what they can do - and have done - for me. The difference in treatment before and after surgery begs the question: “How can the same medical system be so inefficient when prospective patients are suffering dreadfully and yet run like clockwork once their treatment begins?” It’s just too bad that the efforts and organization of politicians and the numerous well-paid bureaucrats of our so-called health care system are not even close to being on a par with those who actually perform medical miracles.

Kay Knox Clearwater, B.C. cc: Interior Health and Minister of Health

Why so much discontent in governments? Editor, The Times: Why are so many countries in turmoil, seemingly unwilling to accept their governing elements? Dictatorship and even democracies are in various stages of revolt against their governments. In Syria, Russia, the USA and even democratic Canada there is discontent. From brutal dictatorships like Syria to robo-call tainted democracy like Canada, significant numbers of people are unhappy with the electoral results.

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Could it be, that dictatorships and democracies alike have been highjacked by the all mighty dollar? We are all painfully aware of the power of money and power based on money that wields enormous influence over our lives.

In my naive worldview, I look to governments, over which I have some control by virtue of my vote, to provide some semblance of balance for the average citizens against the awesome power of wealth. I am immensely

proud to be a citizen of Canada, where free speech is both allowed and encouraged and I will do my part to see that this remains the case in our country.

Wes Morden Blackpool, B.

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Blue River RCMP urged motorists traveling between Avola and Blue River to use extreme caution, as the road was very narrow due to snow banks. There had been five collisions along the stretch in the previous week. Vavenby pioneer George E. Govette received a Canadian Centennial Medallion and Scroll at a ceremony hosted by Vavenby Centennial Committee. Clearwater Chamber of Commerce gave

almost unanimous support to Blackpool residents in their efforts to retain ferry service.

HISTORICAL Perspective


YEARS AGO: Competitors pitched in to foot-tramp the course for Blue River’s sixth annual ski meet after 30 hours of rain saturated the snow. Then the towrope broke, so all competitors and officials had to climb the hill to make their runs. Ricky Beaton and Daryl Pipev shared the Nels Nelson challenge trophy for highest overall points. A meeting was

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BACK IN TIME held to form a ladies auxiliary to Legion Branch 259, Vavenby and District. Officers were president Ruby Gledhill, vice-president Lorraine Price, second vice-president Daisy Klick, secretary Dot Carmichael, treasurer Agnes Sandham, directors Joyce Donnelly, Doreen Tomyn, Gladys Hankin and Eileen Mickey. Mrs. Radmacher Sr. informed the Times that her crocuses were in bloom.


YEARS AGO: The local motorcycle club, under president Bernie Graffunder, planned to develop a

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motor-cross track and general use trails on property newly acquired from CTP. Clearwater was part of a spring motor-cross series with six other Interior towns. Blue River Ambulance had handled over 100 calls in the previous two years. Ambulance dispatching would soon be handled out of Kamloops.


YEARS AGO: All 11 Raft Mountain Skating Club skaters at the Tumbleweed InterClub Championships in Kamloops brought home medals. Skaters were Mona Toth, Debra Pelton, Carissa Jackson, Tammy Arduini, Melinda Collison, Michelle Turcotte, Theresa Arduini, Donna Colborne, Leith-Ann Mackenzie and Gaylene Turner. Damage to the Venture Lodge in Blue River following an explosion and fire was estimated at $300,000. Fumes from gasoline being unloaded by a tanker truck leaked from the vent pipes into the crawl space above the lodge. Fumes were believed to have been ignited by a spark from a hot water heater. The

force of the explosion traveling upwards was unable to lift the roof due to the accumulation of snow.


YEARS AGO: WeyerhaeuserVavenby honored Jit Dhillon for his 26-year accident-free record. He began his service in the Avola sawmill in 1961, working his way up to head sawyer. Parent Karen Caissie presented School District 26 trustees with a petition signed by 26 parents who were in favor of starting their kindergarten children in French immersion. Clearwater pioneer Eric Norfolk passed away in Nanaimo at the age of 84. Born in Victoria, he moved to Clearwater in 1942 and opened a garage business. His first garage was a small log building located where Raft River School is now.


YEARS AGO: About 2500 feet of CNR mainline five kilometers north of Avola was a scene of chaos and destruction after a 20-car derailment. The cars were carrying grain and no one was injured in the incident.

LOWER NORTH THOMPSON COMMUNITY FOREST SOCIETY Seeking applications The LOWER NORTH THOMPSON COMMUNITY FOREST SOCIETY is seeking applications from Logging, Road Building, Site Preparation, and/or Silviculture Contractors interested in inclusion on our Contractor List for operations under Community Forest Agreement K1Z. Please contact Mike Francis at 250-672-1941 or email for further information and full eligibility requirements. Those selected will be invited to submit bids for contracts that may occur throughout the year. Contractors must live and work within the geographic area from Chase to Kamloops to McBride.

North Thompson Indian Band and Clearwater River Hatchery were working together to enhance the upper Adams River sockeye salmon run. At one time the run was reported to rival the famous lower Adams run, but it had been wiped out early in the 20th century.


YEARS AGO: Wells Gray Park was not being logged, said B.C. Parks area supervisor Cecil Simpson. Workers were clearing debris left behind after a windstorm toppled thousands of trees in the park in August of the previous year. The North Thompson Aquatic Society came back into existence after 10 years of dormancy. The group was once again lobbying for a pool in the North Thompson.


YEARS AGO: B.C. Parks opted to close all infocentres in the province except those at Wells Gray and Mount Robson parks. Wells Gray Outdoor Club signed an agreement with the Ministry of Forests to manage Candle Creek crosscountry ski trails. This gave the club the legal right to charge user fees.


YEARS AGO: During a brief stop in Little Fort, two off-

duty Clearwater RCMP officers noted a strong smell of marijuana on the breeze. A brief detour led them to a suspected location, which they called in to officers on duty. Three subjects were arrested as they left the house. Clearwater Rotary Club received a grant of $10,000 from the provincial government. “This grant will help the club construct a state-of-the-art boat launch on Dutch Lake,” said MLA Kevin Krueger.


YEAR AGO: Telus announced plans to construct new cellphone towers at Vavenby, Wire Cache and Blue River. The towers would go up within two or three years, said a company spokesperson. Total cost of the project, which included three towers elsewhere in the TNRD, would be $2.5 million. Local governments should organize a mining forum for the Valley, said UNBC researcher Don Manson. Mining companies doing exploration work in the area don’t know what the others are doing, not to mention what’s available locally in terms of suppliers, contractors and potential employees, he said. The forum was just one idea in a draft community economic development plan Manson was working on.

RafÅe winners announced TIMES STAFF A raffle held Dec. 23 helped raise funds for Clearwater Secondary School's graduating class of 2012, organizers report. First prize of $500 cash went to Jenny Watson of Kamloops. Second prize, a $100 Safety Mart gift card, went to Kathy Kohlhauser of Blue River. Merry Augustine of Clearwater won third prize, a $50 gift card from Bob's Wildwood. Suzanne Tonge of the Wells Gray Inn drew the winning tickets.


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Opportunities abound in North Thompson valley Ministry of Energy and Mines VANCOUVER - When Ron Handford, Yellowhead Mining Inc.’s executive vicepresident of corporate development, was on the Premier’s jobs and trade mission to Asia last fall, he spoke with executives connected with smelters, mining and trading companies in Japan, China and South Korea. “They all think B.C. is a great destination for their investment and for partnerships,” he said recently. “We think we’ll see more investment coming from Asia and to this province.” Yellowhead Mining has a 100 per cent interest in the Harper Creek mining project - a large copper-gold-silver deposit located near Vavenby in the North Thompson area of south-central British Columbia. The company’s planned production rate would make the Harper Creek project Canada’s secondlargest open pit copper mine. The project is in the pre-application phase of the required Environmental Assessment process. But it’s the project’s potential to contribute in a big way to the economic prosperity of the people living in

the North Thompson valley that’s got people talking. The Harper Creek project is just one of several development projects in south-central B.C. that government, business, investors and industry are looking at. As Handford said, “It’s hard on family life if you live in Clearwater or Vavenby, but have to travel to the Alberta oil sands for work. However, once the Harper Creek project gets underway, the company will be hiring to fill 350 full-time jobs for the mining operation and up to 500 jobs during the construction phase.” Yellowhead’s annual operating expenses will reach $200 million. “A large part of that money will get spent in the North Thompson valley,” Handford said. The Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation has a number of economic investment pilot projects on the go at the moment. The idea is to have community leaders, industry, business and residents help identify barriers, advantages and opportunities in targeted regions with high potential for economic investment and development.

One of these economic investment Chief Nathan Matthew of the Simpcw pilots takes in the corridor that runs First Nation is optimistic. “We are very through the North Thompson and Robson blessed in this part of the world to have valleys, between Barriere and McBride. timber, to have minerals, to have water and A forum was held Jan. 16 in Valemount, to have a place that is accessible. I think attended by more than 100 invited parthat by combining the efforts of people that ticipants. Kamloops-North Thompson are willing to work together, it makes it MLA Terry Lake says three major needs an especially good place to work on pilot emerged: more secure access to power for projects.” big projects, access to fiber for bioenergy Minister of Energy and Mines Rich development and the opportunity to devel- Coleman said, “Mining projects like these op a year-round ski resort. offer huge potential economic benefits both The corridor includes the traditional ter- locally and provincially. The stability, job ritory of the Simpcw First Nation, which security and high wages of mining jobs has several ongoing business relationships make rural areas more economically viable, with companies in forestry, mining and and improve the quality of life for British hydropower production. Columbians.” Clearwater Mayor John Harwood agrees. “We have the ability to work “When you need us, we’re close by” and live and being able to raise a family in these areas is really great. When a death occurs, I’m here to help you, every step of the way. 24 hours It’s not compressed, like the city. It a day, every day. gives you a chance to spend a lot of If you have made pre-arrangements elsewhere and would like to discuss family time, so I think that, just from having your local funeral home take care of you, please feel free to call. the family point of view, these places are very attractive to investors, future NORTH THOMPSON employers and employees.” FUNERAL SERVICES 73 Taren Drive, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N2

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to school found the missing hockey bag and dropped it off at a local business, whose staff then called the detachment. The hockey bag with all its gear was returned to its owner. Situations and acts of random kindness like this make members of Clearwater RCMP Detachment proud to call Clearwater home.

Good Samaritan On his way home from the rink a local male had his hockey bag, full of gear, fall out of the back of his truck. He drove up and down the road looking for his hockey bag but could not find it. The next day, a student on his way

Tractor-trailer unit accident On his way down Highway 24 the driver of a fully loaded tractor-trailer unit allegedly swerved to avoid a moose. While doing so the driver lost control of his vehicle and went off the road to


the right. The tractor and trailer suffered significant damage. Drivers, please pay attention to wildlife on the highway. Hit and run On March 8, a parked car was struck at Jim’s Food Market. The owner of the vehicle came out of the store to find moderate damage to her vehicle. The offending driver did not remain at the scene of the accident nor did he leave behind his contact information. However surveillance footage showed a tractor-trailer unit registered out of Vernon caused the damage. The owner has been contacted and is sorting out paying for the damage caused.

Tired driver On Wednesday members received report of a potential impaired driver traveling north on the highway towards Clearwater. The driver was traveling at a slow rate of speed and weaving all over the road. A member stopped the suspect vehicle and spoke with the elderly driver who was not impaired; he was simply tired. The member encouraged the driver to stay the night at a local hotel before continuing on to Edmonton. The driver agreed to do so. If you have reason to believe that someone is driving while impaired, either by alcohol or drugs, please call 911 immediately.

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Guess when the ice will go out on Dutch Lake. That gentleman out on the lake is our wooden man called "Rotary Richard." He's wearing a clock. When the ice beneath him melts, a trigger will remove the clock's battery, stopping the clock. Check the businesses around town for sign-up sheets where you can select your unique date and time. Guesses are $2 each or three guesses for $5. A gift certificate for the store of your choice will be given to the person who chooses the exact date and time, or the one closest to it. Watch next week's newspaper for further information.


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Clearwater Rotary Club member Richard Christenson checks out a wooden cut-out on Dutch Lake. The person who best guesses when the ice goes out and the cut-out falls into the water will win a contest being sponsored by Rotary. Photo submitted

With the graduation and prom party season around the corner, ICBC’s road safety speaker Greg Drew is touring the southern Interior to share his heart-wrenching story with high school students to remind them of the importance of smart driving decisions. He is scheduled to speak at Clearwater and Barriere secondary schools on Mar. 28. On average, 250 youth are injured and three are killed during April, May and June in the southern Interior every year. Car crashes remain the number one preventable cause of death for youth in B.C. Greg Drew draws on a 32-year career in fire services and captivates audiences with his powerful presentation - having lived through every parent’s worst nightmare - the loss of his son in a singlevehicle crash. “Young people seem to have this Superman syndrome,” said Greg. “They believe, ‘it’s not going to happen to me and my actions aren’t

affecting anybody’, when actually what they do can hurt a lot of people.” For more than 15 years, ICBC road safety speakers have been sharing their stories with B.C. high school students. Teachers can select a speaker for their students by watching the speakers’ video clips on and using the resource guide. “Our speaker program is one way that we’re reaching out to students because we care about their safety and we want to help them make smart choices when it comes to driving or getting in a car with their friends,” said Fiona Temple, ICBC’s director of road safety. “Our road safety speakers tell students about their first-hand experience of horrible crashes that have had profound effects on their lives.” In addition to the road safety speaker program, ICBC invests in various road safety programs including the Your Ad Here contest, K-10 school curriculum and B.C.’s graduated licensing program.

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(which by the way, is still harmful to the environment with all of the toxic chemicals that are emitted during the process.) Probably one of the best ways to reduce the amount of single-use plastic bags that you use is to refuse to use them at all. Emily Chartrand, a 17-year-old entre-

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and seminars and she arranged for 1,000 metal water bottles to be donated to students at her school to replace plastic ones. She says that we need to change our habits because if we keep disposing and using non-reusable plastic, where is it going to go? We encourage you all to say, “No thank you,” when the cashier asks if you’d like a bag. Think about whether it’s worth it to use a plastic bag when there are so many alternatives. If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email at operationzerobags@

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NTCF sponsors grant application writing for non profit groups key elements of proposal writing Barb McMillan, the facilitaand provided strategies and tools tor, has worked in grant making to make it easier, faster, more fun and social development for over and effective in the search for grant 25 years, including 12 years with monies. Vancouver Foundation. She is This crash course in grant writcurrently an instructor in BCIT’s ing focused on the basics of grant fundraising management program. seeking including researching fundThe workshop, sponsored by ing sources, developing project North Thompson Communities proposals, budgets and how the Foundation, focused on the skills proposals are screened and assessed required to write a dynamic grant The Rodeo Rednecks 4H Club proposal for not-for-profit groups provided lunch, a very hearty and and organizations. McMillan offered the foundation delicious meal. The Club has 17 youth members, ages eight to 15 this credit course on proposal writing, condensed to one day, that was years, plus their leaders. They raise monies to support their club activispecifically designed to assist notties. for-profit organizations understand the dynamics of DINNER IS ON ME I will buy you a $100 writing an engagmeal when you buy a car from me! ing and winning proposal. The session was interactive Big city selection with small and outlined the

Goldie Krawec Little Fort Community Hall was a bustle of activity on Saturday, Mar. 10, when over 50 people from various towns of the North Thompson Valley, attended a very well organized workshop on grant writing for beginners. The title of the course was “Dreaming Barb McMillan acts your as facilitator during Future into a workshop on Existence how to write grant The Basics applications held of Writing in Little Fort on Winning Saturday, Mar. 10. Proposals.”

Clearwater residents (l-r) Sharon Neufeld, Heather Stanley and Pat Stanley listen to a presentation on how to write grant applications. Photos by Goldie Krawec

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Kamloops This Week Registration for kindergarten in September continues and Karl deBruijn hopes plenty of people take advantage of it. The assistant superintendent for School District 73 said the recent week of formal registration saw fewer students registered than he had expected. "I had expected 960, but we were 138 down from what we had anticipated," deBruijn said. He can't say for certain, but suspects the lower numbers are a result of the three-day teachers' strike during the five days of registration at schools. "They weren't picket

lines, but they looked like it," deBruijn said of teachers demonstrating outside schools during the three-day work stoppage. "Who knows? Maybe that stopped people from coming or maybe they were at home with their kids who couldn't go to school those three days." DeBruijn said kindergarten registrations in the past three years were 989, 943 and 961 students, respectively, so he felt another 960 estimate was valid for 2012. "There's been a levelling off at the kindergarten level the last yew years." The immediate impact is in

projected budgeting because classes and teacher-hirings will be based on the enrolment figure. The dollar value of 138 fewer students is $900,000, deBruijn said - although, when the final numbers are determined after the 2012-2013 school year begins, the province will address any discrepancies in funding. In terms of teachers, the shortfall represents about 10 teachers. "It's worrisome because the number is so big," deBruijn said, noting the shortfall is scattered throughout the city. Although notices go out

to day-care centres and to all families with children in the school system, as well as through media advertisements, deBruijn said there are always families they miss and don't hear from until school begins in September. Anyone can still register a child for kindergarten by going to their neighbourhood school. A birth certificate, the child's care card and proof of residence are required although, if one of the two government documents is unavailable, school secretaries will help families get them so registration can proceed.

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son ends this week. "We'll be working to the letter of the contract," Karpuk said. "Teachers are tired of being disrespected by government and, while it's certainly not all parents, by some of the public. This is about showing what teachers do." School District 73 superintendent Terry Sullivan said he had heard some teachers were already withdrawing from volunteer activities at schools and, during the past weekend, he received several emails from students worried about the withdrawal. Sullivan said it's his intent to ensure as many extra-curricular activities as possible continue, "but the extent depends on getting

community and parent support." Because the withdrawal is for voluntary activities, the restrictions on job action included in Bill 22, the legislation now being debated by the provincial government, don't have any impact, Sullivan said. One concern is upcoming graduations, but Sullivan noted much of the planning is done by parents. He said the school district has a good relationship with community coaches and he's hoping they'll step into the void, but other people will be needed for the non-athletic activities that take place outside of school instructional hours. Karpuk said teachers will be available during

those teaching hours to provide consultation on graduations but, at this point, the plan is for teachers to not attend events later this school year. Karpuk acknowledged the withdrawal - which has spread to about five other school districts - will have an impact on students, but said "the kids will suffer under Bill 22." The action is on the agenda to be discussed by the B.C. Teachers' Federation at its upcoming annual general meeting, which is scheduled to run from March 17 to March 20. Among contentious aspects of the legislation is a proposal to pay teachers if they agree to larger class sizes - up to $2,500 per year for each student over 30 in

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Above: Lisa Campbell, age nine, wows the audience with her talent as she sings O Canada during the start of the figure-skating carnival.

Students with Raft Mountain Skating Club’s program pose for a photograph at the end of their Dr. Seuss skate show on Mar. 9. Pictured are (back, l-r) Arel Briggs-Eakins, Hailey Griffin, coach Raymond Naismith, Robyn Kreke, Aliya Bieber, Breanna Regier, (middle, l-r, starts in the middle of the photo) Hana Sauve, Morgan Dobi, Ahmae Briggs-Eakins, Zara Bieber, Rylee Pennock, (front, l-r) Kaley Jones, Eli Priede, Alexander Richardson, Jairo Wight-Leins, Sienna Foster-Henderson, Sophia Braaten, Mia Thompson, Amery Hokai, Vienna Wadlegger, and Kylie Blackmore. Photo submitted

Right: Amery Hokai (l) and Jairo Wight-Leins of the CanSkate group take part in the Cat in the Hat routine.

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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Members of the Clearwater Pre-Novice Vipers make funny faces as they take part in a fun tournament in Logan Lake on Mar. 10. Pictured are (back, l-r) coach Jamie Parsons, Sage Barstow, Mackenzie, Garner Ransome, Maya Parsons, Kylee Blackmore, Makalu Hokai, coach Gary Holland, (front, l-r) Reid Muddiman, Owen Simms, John Wiunig, Sarah Oud, Brandon Green, Cohen Hunt, Devin Holland and Austin Streek. Photo submitted Barriere residents Larry Holland (l) and Carol Clark (opposite him) take on Sharon Paterson (second from left) and Shawny Bernier of Princeton during the B.C. cribbage championships at the Legion Hall in Clearwater the Mar. 10/11 weekend. Holland and Clark, along with fellow Barriere representatives Terry Vaughn and Glen Clark, went on to win the team event during the weekend competition. Photo by Keith McNeill

Barriere team wins crib event KEITH MCNEILL Clearwater Legion Branch #259 hosted the B.C. and Yukon Command’s cribbage championships the weekend before last, reports Charlotte Cederholm, one of the organizers. A total of 91 players from 13 zones all over the province and territory took part. Best local result and win-

ners of the team event were Carol Clark, Larry Holland, Terry Vaughn and Glen Clark of Barriere. Leroy Wagar and Darwin Schmidt of Merritt won the doubles event. Top singles player at the tournament was Fred Maniuk of North Central Vancouver Island Zone. The winners all qualified to participate in the Dominion

championships, to be held in Innisfail, Alberta, in mid-April. This was the first time Clearwater hosted the provincial crib championships, Cederholm said. The local branch hosted provincial darts about seven or eight years ago. Play for the crib championships began at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 10 and ended at about 3 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 11.

Pre-Novice players have fun Clearwater and District Minor Hockey What a fabulous day! On Mar. 11, parents and players of Pre-Novice and first year Novice made the trek to Logan Lake and participated in a Fun Day Tournament, which was a thrill for all. It was hard to believe that many of these kids had first learned to skate in September and what a wobbly sight it had been! Splish, splash and a fair few crashed

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way back but in just six months, these tiny feet found their wings and were set to soar. The team was made up of boys and girls and, in Logan Lake, they seemed ready to shine! In the dressing room, the atmosphere was upbeat and fun. The kids giggled and laughed. The coaches made jokes and put any nerves at ease. It really was just for “fun”. The team looked sharp in their crisp blue and white and headed out onto the ice. The Novice players lent confidence to the team with encouraging words and a few fancy moves. There were six communities in total, each team set to play three games apiece and each game being 45 minutes long. The format was clever, the buzzer rang and five kids clamored for the ice and took their positions. Three minutes later, another wave took their turn. There was some

stumbling and a little bit of bumbling but plays were made and the puck was passed down the ice and the first goals were scored. By game two, they were hitting their stride and set fire to the ice as they skated their hearts out. They cheered when they scored and also when they missed, they slapped each other on the back and high fived just for the heck of it. The coaches were marvelous. They were kind and supportive and throughout the day, each player had been touched on the shoulder and genuinely complimented on some element of play. The smiles were bewitching, each player beamed as they came off their shift and they were pleased with their efforts and proud of their accomplishments. The team won all its games but that was incidental to the real win, which was playing because they were having so much fun.

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Helicopter skiers monitor wildlife Spiritual revival needed MOUNTAIN CARIBOU AND MOUNTAIN GOATS

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The heli-ski operaIt happened so fast prayer and fasting and of tor pointed out that the that the guide had been drawing closer to Christ. majority of his clientele unable to get a photoIt is also a time when are environmentally graph. However, he did we are asked to reach aware and would not report it to the heli-ski out to our neighbors and tolerate any procedures companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s radio operahelp them whenever we that might be harmful to tor for possible followcan. The food bank is a wildlife. up with a conservation The North Thompson Communities Foundation would like to good example. Some are even on the A mountain goat looks out from a rocky ridge near express their appreciation to the following local organizations: officer. Every person can the Lower North Thompson Community Forest, the North boards of well-known The violation incithe Ski World Trees run. Appropriate procedures or nearly every person Thompson Volunteer & Info Centre, the Community Resource international environdent was just one item mean wildlife becomes habituated to helicopter can afford to make Center for the North Thompson, the Little Fort Recreation mental organizations. reported during an inoperations, heli-ski operator Mike Wiegele says. some type of donation Society and the Interior Savings Barriere Branch for their â&#x20AC;&#x153;They scrutinize us depth debriefing held Photo by Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing to the food bank. Jesus assistance in making the Grant/Proposal Writing Workshop for up and down and if I daily with the guides, Non-ProďŹ ts such a great success. was very clear on the make the wrong move, helicopter pilots and seriousness of charity theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not coming back,â&#x20AC;? he said. others involved with the heli-ski operations. to our neighbor in the Snowmobiling is a far more serious threat to The NORTH THOMPSON About 20 people took part in the Mar. 9 meetGospels. He even made caribou, he felt. COMMUNITIES ing at the Guides Haus in Mike Wiegele Heli-ski it an integral part of our More people are snowmobiling, their machines Village in Blue River. Another four or five took FOUNDATION own judgment. God is a is now receiving applications are more capable of getting into the high country, part by videoconference from Wiegeleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Albreda merciful God but he is for Funding Proposals for projects from organizations within the and resource roads have increased access. Lodge. also a just God. area from Blue River to McLure. Organizations should have a Federal â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is getting worse, by leaps and bounds, not Most of the information exchanged involved Charitable Number, or be sponsored by another group that has a I cannot begin to avalanche dangers and other hazards, as well as ski better,â&#x20AC;? Wiegele said. number. fathom why people stay One area they heli-skiers used to call Caribou conditions away from God, have no DEADLINE for receiving applications: APRIL 15, 2012 Hideout is now called Caribou Chase. There was one other mention of wildlife, time for him. They canOn more than one occasion, caribou have however. One guide reported seeing only tracks not even give him one Application Forms may be downloaded on the website: www.ntcommoved in among a group of skiers, apparently near the Tiffany Run, which is located between hour on a Sunday. Why seeking to escape from nearby snowmobilers, he Lempriere and Chappel creeks. He felt the animals Or by is this? We all know said. had moved on and that the run, which had been Phoning:250-674-3998; Fax 250-674-3538 or that we will die one day e-mail at â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to know what the environment minclosed because of an earlier sighting, could now be and will be destined for istry thinks,â&#x20AC;? Wiegele said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do they truly mean re-opened. heaven or hell. Does You can also contact other Foundation Members as well. The item about caribou tracks was just one more protection or are those just words?â&#x20AC;? Hazel Wadlegger it not bother you as to More about mountain caribou, including quespiece of information that would be added to the Grant Committee Chair which of these places tions about heli-ski tenures, in next week's issue. North Thompson Communities Foundation database the heli-ski company is compiling about you will end up? What wildlife in the upper North Thompson Valley, said Jordan Stiefvater, the guide with responsibility for wildlife monitoring. The database includes information dating back â&#x20AC;&#x153;an Independentâ&#x20AC;? congregation in fellowship with the more than 20 years that has recently been entered broader Christian community in the area. by hand. Your places â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a ton of information with all our runs Meeting at: 11 Lodge Drive mapped out on Google Earth,â&#x20AC;? Stiefvater said. of worship (Behind Mohawk Station) All sightings of mountain caribou, mountain Sunday goats, plus predators such as wolverines, wolves Clearwater Living CLEARWATER Clearwater Worship Service and cougars are entered in the database. NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY Streams Christian Seventh-Day 10 am Where possible, wildlife is photographed, Dan Daase - Pastor Fellowship Sunday Morning Worship Adventist although many of the pictures are not clear because Meeting at On the Web: 10:30am the heli-ski company endeavors to keep a 500 m New Life Assembly For information Church (Kids church during service) 250.674.3841 or 250.674.2912 distance. every Sunday 5:00pm Pastor Bill Kelly Wednesdays Am Ladies Bible Study Contact Dave Meehan 250-674-3217 Saturday Service - 10am Rick Kunelius, the former chief wildlife warden Thursday 3-5pm Kids Club email: Clearwater Christian Church at Banff National Park, acts as a consultant on the St James VAVENBY Clearwater Community Church Phone: 250-674-2345 Ph. 250-674-3468 program. open to everyone - all denominations 308 W Old N Thompson Hwy Catholic CHRISTIAN The heli-ski guides have strict protocols to Church CHURCH follow whenever they encounter wildlife, said CLEARWATER Sunday Service 3083 Capostinsky Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ Stiefvater. UNITED CHURCH Mass â&#x20AC;˘ 11am 12pm Service 11 a.m. All sightings must be reported immediately to Catholic Church of St. James Sunday Morning Tuesday & Thursday radio dispatch for logging in on the daily activity Worship & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 24E Old North Thompson Hwy Celebration report. 10am Church â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday 9am Services When caribou or goats are seen near a ski run 324 Clearwater Worship Service 10:30 TheRev.GrahamBrownmiller but not on it, an alert is posted. Basically, this Ian Moilliet Pastor 250-672-5653 Village Road Pastor Wayne Richardson â&#x20AC;˘ 250.674.7073 or 250-674-3808 means the run needs to be checked before it can be 250-676-9574 250-672-5949 or 250-676-9435 David Crouse â&#x20AC;˘ 250.674.1332 skied. Non Denominational â&#x20AC;˘Father Don Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly If caribou or goats are seen on or in the immedi-

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Youth attend annual bible college program in Calgary Five members of the Vavenby Christian Church youth group Seth and Isaac Moilliet, Austin and Jessica Greene, and Justin Stein - were driven by John and Valerie Gerber to the Alberta Bible College in Calgary on Mar. 3, 4 and 5. This annual event, called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emerge,â&#x20AC;? is held at the college and the program is planned and put on by the students themselves. The goal of the weekend is to give young people an inside view of what Bible College is about and to spend time with the students, having fun together, being encouraged, hearing great speakers, music bands, and outreach ministry. This year they packed clothes in boxes for Mustard Seed Ministry, a downtown ministry in Calgary. Approximately 80 people attended, including college stu-



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There was a banquet held on the Saturday night catered to by a French restaurant, which was very tasty. One of the funny memories for the youth was getting stuck on the drive back home on Mar. 5. In turning off the highway at the icefields in search of outhouses the Suburban came to rest in a huge snowdrift. They tried pushing the vehicle out but that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work. Finally a big black truck with two men from Quesnel pulled them out after the boys found a chain on a

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â&#x20AC;? loader that was just sitting there several hundred yards away. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did return the chain,â&#x20AC;? they said. The wind was blowing fiercely and everyone was glad they had brought boots and warm coats. There is a speech contest held each year for students in Grade 11 or above. The winner receives a $1000 scholarship to Alberta Bible

College. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winner and recipient was Vienna Moilliet. Children told to stay home On Mar. 5,6, and 7there were no teachers at the schools due to a form of job action. The board office in Kamloops called parents of all Vavenby Primary students telling them to keep their children at home. Custodian Val Bellows was at the school to phone parents to come pick up their children if they showed up. Six out of eight of the students enjoyed their three days off, one did not have fun, and one couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t decide. When talking to a couple of high school students they thought it strange that the teachers did this job action so close to Spring Break. Spring Break begins

on Monday Mar. 19 and is one week long. The primary students are looking forward to it and plan on doing a variety of things from playing with friends, having sleep-overs, going sledding, and read books. One student is going to set up his pool and go swimming , â&#x20AC;&#x153;No matter what - even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got ice.â&#x20AC;? A few children will be visiting relatives. Everyone should take more care when driving in town during school hours from Mar. 19 - 26 as the children will be out and about. Thrift store holds contest The Vavenby Fine Things Thrift Store will be holding a scare crow contest. Anyone interested in creating one will find lots of available supplies at the store. All scare crows must be entered by May 24.




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RECREATION • Badminton begins Oct. 3 at Clearwater Secondary School gym, Mon & Wed from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, a half hour earlier than previous years. More info 250-674-2518. • Drop-in soccer: Tuesdays & Thursday at 7pm at CSS field. Everyone welcome! • Bowling: Mon. 10–12pm & 1-3pm; Thurs., 1-3pm. Seniors Centre at Evergreen Acres. 674-2699 • Clearwater Sno-Drifters: Meet 1st Thursday of every month. 250-676-9414 • CNT Rod & Gun Club: 3rd Sun. of the mth. Blackpool Hall 7pm Sept. - April • Drop in Tennis: Mon & Thurs 6:30pm All levels. Double & CHILDREN & FAMILIES single play. Rotary Sports Park. • Raccoon StrongStart at Raft River Elem school days Mon, • Yoga Tree – Call or email Annie 674-2468 annie.pomme@ Tues, Thurs & Fri from 8:45-11:45am • Raccoon StrongStart at Vavenby Elem school days Wed • Clearwater Walks – Strollers & Striders, Mon. 12:30 & Wed 8:50-11:50am 5:30pm, meet at YCS. Info 250-674-7082. • Clearwater Breastfeeding Group: 3rd Wed. of every month • Core Strength Fitness. Tuesdays. Classes at 10-11am 2507:30pm @ YCS 674-0001 • Mother Goose - Mornings, To register call Kerry at 250-6742600 ext 227 SENIORS • Community Baptist Jr. Youth Gr. 5, 6, 7 - 7-8:30pm • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society 3rd Sun Social Meet at • Community Baptist Sr. Youth Gr. 8-10 - 7-9:30pm the Wells Gray Hotel at 12:30pm for lunch or dessert, & chat • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society Book Club Meets the HEALTH & HEALING last Thursday of the month at 2:00 at the public library All • Healthy Choices – every Tues 9am, 12 & 5:30pm at Skills seniors are welcome Center. Info call Kim 674-0224

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Stopyra In loving memory of May, Mom and Grandma who passed away March 23, 2004

Safe Home Response Providing a safe place to escape for women and their children. Volunteers always needed. Call 250-674-2135.

She had a nature you could Not help loving, And a heart that was purer than gold. And to those who knew Her and loved her Her memory will never grow cold. ~ Deeply missed and forever remembered by Joe, Jane, Shirley and families.

Cards of Thanks Thank You! A huge thank you to the community of Clearwater for the generosity shown to our parents, Heather and Felix Couturier. Fighting cancer comes at an unimaginable cost in many ways and the support from friends and strangers alike is appreciated more than you can know. An extra special thank you to the energetic and talented friends who organized such a successful fundraiser. Thank you, from our family to yours. Alison, Aaron, Mary and Jessica.

Coming Events Hospital Gift Corner Open Monday - Friday 10 am - 1 pm Pancake Breakfast Blackpool Hall Sunday, March 25th 8 am - 11 am $5/person Shambhala Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at Forest House 6:30-8:00 pm. Join us and learn how to be friends with your mind. For more information call 250-587-6373.

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ADVENTURE STARTS HERE! The District requires a dynamic leader to join their management team as Superintendent of Public Works. The Superintendent of Public Works exercises a high degree of initiative, judgment and authority; and is responsible for the management of water distribution system; sanitary sewer; facilities; maintenance of roads; community parks and cemetery. The individual must be enthusiastic and highly motivated with the ability to work in a challenging, fast paced organizational environment.

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For further information please contact Leslie Groulx, Chief Administrative Officer at 250-6742257 or by email at The District offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, a supportive work environment and supports continued career and professional development. Qualified applicants are invited to send their resumes including references and covering letter by 4:00 p.m. on April 2nd, 2012 ATTN:

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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

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




Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate


Work Wanted

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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.


Heavy Duty Machinery

Houses For Sale

PARTS Person position. Seeking a hard working, energetic individual for our Kamloops store. Successful applicant shall have: Basic agricultural mechanical knowledge, Excellent computer skills, & be a Self-Starter with good communicative & interpersonal skill. Interested candidates send resume to: Noble Tractor & Equip, 4193 Noble Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4, fax 250-546-3165, email:


Trades, Technical





3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton.

Interested in Guitar lessons? Andy Leese (Guitarist & winner Kamloops Battle of the Bands). Beginner to intermediate $30/session 250-674-2359

Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to:

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!


DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Laborers and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Laborers will possess competency in assisting on the installation of all types of formwork, performing general labor work and placing concrete. Have the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to

629 Barriere Town Rd. Barriere, BC V0E 1E0 Phone: 250-672-0036 / Fax: 250-672-2159 E-mail: • Website:

SENIOR FOREST TECHNICIAN/PROJECT COORDINATOR – F1612 ECE’S & ECE’S ASSISTANTS – YCS / Clearwater F2712 FARMERS – Gang Ranch F2912 RANCH WORKERS – Farmers, Cook, Irrigators, Cowboys F2912 SERVER – Station House M0812

we’ll personally see that you get the information you’re seeking, or call and make an appointment. • FREE COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS • FREE RESUME HELP • FREE INFORMATION ON MANY SERVICES

“Funded in whole or part through the Skill Development: If you have been on Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Employment Insurance in the past 3 years (5 Development Agreement” Sponsored years maternity) & are currently unemployed, by Barriere & District Chamber of you may be eligible for re-training dollars. Commerce Book an appointment to see one of our counselors for more information. We look forward to seeing you – come in and

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

Customer Service (outside sales): FT/Clw #0309 Customer Service (inside sales): FT/ Clw #0308 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 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 GENERAL INFORMATION • Free Workshops: 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

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Journeymen Carpenters and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Carpenters must have experience with installation of footing forms, slab on grade forms, build and install wall, column and elevated horizontal forms. Ability to layout work, off supplied control lines. And the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to

LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires an experienced Journeyman Electrician for our EWP Operation in Golden B.C. Email resume to: or fax to 250-344-8859. PLANER/MOULDER Technician Required for Planermill in Creston BC. Please Contact: Fax: (250) 428-2366 WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km 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 p r o d u c t i o n @ a u t o t a n k s. c a . 780-846-2231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax).


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

Computer Services Clearwater Computers is your neighborhood computer store & repair outlet; all makes & models. We offer new and used computers. Other services incl: 15Mb unlimited ADSL, Unlimited dial-up Internet, 2.9 cents a minute long distance, Unlimited webhosting, Online backup, Domain management, color photocopying, faxing and more:) Located at #5 W Old NT Hwy, (beside Supersave Gas). Ph 250-674-1032

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

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Photography / Video Need a professional 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

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

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

Misc. for Sale 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 STEEL BUILDINGS for all uses! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free Brochure - 1-800-6685111 ext. 170. STEEL OF a deal - Building sale! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

Misc. Wanted 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.

Wanted to buy small, inexpensive car for summer job at Clearwater Lk. 250-674-2327.

Apt/Condo for Rent 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

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

Cute well-maintained 2-bdrm apt. Own entrance close to town. Avail. April 15. $600/mo + util. Call Julie 250-674-0188.


Poultry Laying hens for sale. Phone 250-587-6807

Merchandise for Sale

Flea Markets NT Fall Fair Small Livestock & Agricultural Equipment Flea Market, 8:30am to 2pm, Apr. 21, in the Sheep Barn at the Fall Fair Grounds, in Barriere. Includes all poultry, caged birds, sheep, goats, dogs, & cats. $10 per pen w/tables if needed. Also post your large animals for sale info on our special bulletin board $2.50 per ad. Bring your own boxes. Concession on site. For info call Kelly or Clayton at 250672-9683. THIS IS NOT AN AUCTION!

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

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:


Hay for sale: Square bales $6, over 100 $5.50/each. Round bale: 1st cut $60, 2nd cut $65. Delivery available. 250-672-9319

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


Tools SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

Real Estate For Sale By Owner 5 BDRM HOME IN TELKWA FOR SALE 3200 sq ft, 4 bath, includes washer & dryer, fridge & stove, dishwasher hot tub, natural gas, contact 250-845-3315 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

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)

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

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 Two bdrm trailer, oil heat, F/S, $400/month + DD. 250-2755.

Homes for Rent Clearwater. 4-bedroom house, fenced yard. Available April 1. DD & Ref. required. $950/mo. 250-587-6317. 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 CLTR-2 brm House/Acre-Furnished. Shed and Carport 900/m + Util. NS, Ref Req. Avail now. Sheila 250-6740077, Spacious 3 bdrm home on 1/2 acre in Vavenby. Forced air oil heat. Avail immed. $750/mo Call Randy 250-674-8288

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William Frederick Anderson Oct. 9, 1922 -Mar. 11, 2012 Bill passed away after losing a courageous battle with cancer on March 11, 2012 at the Moog & Friends Hospice in Penticton, B.C. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Annalies, two sons; Gil of Prince Rupert, Gordon (Gloria) of Vernon, granddaughter, Jordana of Vernon and sister, Edith Kinzel of Kamloops. Sadly predeceased by his brother, Malcolm in 1957, mother, Irene Anderson in 1964, and father, Frederick Anderson in 1977. Born in Saskatchewan and raised on a farm in Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, he enlisted for the war in 1941 and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers. Upon return after the war, he moved to B.C. and worked on the HopePrinceton Highway and then for the gold mine in Hedley. In

1949, he married Annalies Egli of Keremeos. When the gold mine closed, he moved back to Saskatchewan in the early 50s and worked for farm implement companies. In 1971, he moved to Clearwater, B.C. and was employed by Clearwater Timber Products. After his retirement, he then moved to Oliver, B.C. and later Penticton, where he resided at the time of his passing. Bill led a very active life. He was a life member of the Legion

Edward Carl Hansen Jan. 14, 1961 - Jan. 5, 2012 Edward Carl Hansen of Terrace, B.C. lost his fight with pancreatic cancer and passed away in a hospice in Vernon. Predeceased by his mother Margaret in 1992, Ed will be deeply missed by his son, Darcy of Kelowna, his dear friend Denise of Kelowna, father Alan (Faye) of Clearwater, brothers Leroy (Leslie) of Dawson Creek, Raymond (Judy) of Fort St. John, Hans (Esther) of Fort St. John, his sister Anna of Vernon, and his nieces and nephews, Heather, Kristin, Shelby, Erik, Tyrone, Stacey Marissa, and Jeremy and a host of good friends. Ed was born in

in Clearwater, Oliver, and Penticton, holding various positions and a 60+ year member of Hedley Masonic Lodge. He also was an avid stamp collector and enjoyed traveling to the various stamp shows. Bill loved to travel and in his last years was fortunate to travel to Europe three times to areas he had been while serving during the war. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on May 26, 2012 from the Royal Canadian Legion, 502 Martin Street, Penticton, BC. Memorial tributes may be made to the Moog & Friends Hospice House or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family through Providence Funeral Homes, Parkview Chapel, 250-493-1774



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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

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Legal Notices

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Soler Logging Ltd. of Clearwater, intends to make application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Southern Service Region – Thompson Okanagan Service Centre, Crown Land Adjudication office, for a Water License for the purposes of producing hydro power. This license will include one reservoir on Shannon Lake, one water intake on Shannon Creek and one water intake for the purposes of diversion on Carole Creek. These are located on Provincial Crown Land located in the vicinity of Avola B.C. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is 3412420. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Crown Land Adjudication at 441 Columbia St., Kamloops B.C. V2C 2T3. Comments will be received by MFLNRO until April 20, 2012. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit this pending application at our website: Search Pending Applications by File Number: 3412420 Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be provided to be public upon request.

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Kamloops and raised in Clearwater. After high school he went to Fort Nelson and became a heavy-duty mechanic and worked mainly in Prince George and Terrace. Five years ago Ed began to work for the Hunter Dickinson Mining Group based in Vancouver, B.C. They sent him to work at Farallon Minerals in Mexico. He enjoyed

touring the Mexico countryside in his Volkswagen bug. He returned to Canada often and spent his leisure time in Terrace and the Okanagan, where he visited family and friends. While in the Okanagan he and Darcy toured around on his Norton. He was looking forward to going to Chile with the management team in 2012. However, in September 20ll he found out that he had inoperable cancer and would not be able to go. At Ed’s request there was no service. There will be an informal gathering to celebrate Ed’s life at a later date.


Elizabeth Elsie French Jan. 4, 1923 - Mar. 6, 2012 On Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Elizabeth Elsie French of Merritt passed away at the age of 89 years. She was born January 4, 1923 in Merritt, British Columbia. She spent most of her life prospecting, enjoying the rugged outdoors. No formal service by request. Her memory will be forever remembered on the Garden of Memories wall at Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops. Cremation entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops, 250.374.1454

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


Legal Notices 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 THE Adams Lake Indian Band is amending the jointly held First Nations Forestry Companies’ Forest Stewardship Plan 2008-2013. The amendment increases the flexibility to manage forest health issues within visually sensitive areas. The amended text is publicly available for review and comment until May 31, 2012 at the Natural Resources Department at 6453 Hillcrest Road in Chase, BC during normal business hours. For further information contact Stuart Parker at 250-679-8841. Written comments may be sent to P.O. Box 588, Chase, B.C. V0E 1M0, attention Stuart Parker, RPF.

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MEALS made EASY Downtown Barriere

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





PORK BACK RIBS ........................$4.49/LB SMOKE HOUSE • 500G

BACON ..........................................3/$9.00 INSIDE ROUND • VALUE PACK • 8.36KG

MARINATING STEAK ..................$3.79/LB FRESH • WHOLE • TWIN PACK • 8.77KG

PORK TENDERLOIN .....................$3.98/LB FRESH • WHOLE • 5.03KG

FRYING CHICKEN ........................$2.28/LB



SV • 111-167G



KNORR SIDEKICKS ...................10/$10.00

FEBREZE .................................... $7.98/EA

CORN ON THE COB ..................... 6/$2.88

GAIN • SV • 24-30 USE



LAUNDRY DETERGENT ..............$3.98/EA

GLAD CLING WRAP.....................2/$4.00

ASPARAGUS .............................. $1.48/LB


SV • 156ML


KRAFT CREAM CHEESE................2/$7.00

FRISKIES CAT FOOD.....................3/$1.98

NAVEL ORANGES .........................$.78/LB

SV • 5KG



ROBIN HOOD FLOUR .................$7.98/EA

MCCAIN PIZZA ............................2/$8.00

HOT HOUSE TOMATOES........... $1.98/LB

SV • 326G




SOFT MARGARINE .................... $4.98/EA

ROMAINE LETTUCE ................... $1.28/EA




HUNT’S PUDDING........................4/$5.00

MULTIPACK YOGURT............... 2/$10.00

RUSSET POTATOES ................... $3.98/EA




EVAPORATED MILK.....................3/$5.49


FRESH STRAWBERRIES.............. $2.98/EA

SV • 10X180ML• + DEPOSIT



KOOL-AID JAMMERS ...................2/$7.00

MCCAIN CAKE .......................... $4.98/EA


SV • 550G G


KELLOGG’S CEREAL .....................3/$9.99 WESTERN FAMILY • PIECES AND STEMS • 284ML

MUSHROOMS ..........................10/$10.00 CLOVERLEAF • 213G

PINK SALMON .............................2/$4.00



LIGHT TUNA ................................3/$3.99 CHARMIN EXTRA STRONG OR ULTRA SOFT • SV •12-24 ROLL

PASTRAMI ............................. $1.78/100G

BATHROOM TISSUE...................$7.98/EA

MONTERAY JALAPENO ......... $2.58/100G



Downtown Barriere 250-672-9929 WINTER HOURS 9am - 6pm Sale in effect from March 18 - 24, 2012 SV - Select Varieties

BAKERY MINI FRENCH BREAD .....................$.98/EA PIZZA BREAD...............................$3.18/EA

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Clearwater Times, March 19, 2012  

March 19, 2012 edition of the Clearwater Times