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MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012

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Getting the mail

NT Valley full of opportunities Jobs in near future

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Jilesa Ralko heads out along Dixon Mountain Road last Thursday on her dad’s horse, Whiskey, to pick up the mail from the family’s rural post box. With the snow and ice now pretty much melted in the Lower North Thompson; blue sky and sunshine calls to area equestrians to bring out the saddles and catch up their horses.

High school gets high praise from principal

Barriere recreation project will get $238,680 from province

Two weeks of success

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The North Thompson Agriplex phase two is ready to get underway this spring thanks to $238,680 in provincial funding awarded to the Barriere Community Recreation Project through the province’s Community Recreation Program. The funding was announced by Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Ida Chong last Saturday in Kamloops. The grant also includes the cost of upgrades to the Barriere Curling Rink’s icemaking equipment. The Agriplex’s phase two will see the construction of an addition to the new 2,787 square-metre (30,000 sq. ft.) building that will house washrooms, change rooms with showers, office space and public lobby space. It is one of 98 successful projects approved through the $30-million Community Recreation Program, first announced by Premier Christy Clark at the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention in September 2011. Building healthier communities and providing important amenities to sup-

port B.C. families is part of Premier Clark’s Families First Agenda. Under this initiative, the Province is funding up to 80 per cent of eligible costs for projects that enhance recreation infrastructure provincewide. Projects include trails, bike paths, walkways, playgrounds and other indoor or outdoor recreation centres. Smaller and rural communities were given priority in the selection process. “By increasing the availability of recreational spaces and providing opportunities for people of all ages to participate in physical activity, the program helps strengthen communities and makes them more attractive to families while building the local economy,” said Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, “Getting out and being active enables British Columbians to enjoy better health, build stronger community connections and enjoy the many amenities this great province has to offer.” Agriplex Project Committee cochair and North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association president Jill

Hayward said the help from the province comes at a most opportune time. “The Agriplex is receiving a tremendous amount of interest from groups and events that want to utilize the building,” said Hayward, “It is really imperative that we finish phase two this year so the Agriplex is fully functional. We are also excited to see the curling rink receive funding for new ice making equipment, which they so desperately need. Today’s support for Barriere and the residents in our area from the province’s Community Recreation Program is most appreciated.” Also announced were four other area projects that will receive funding through the program: s4HE#LEARWATER.ORTH4HOMPSON Sportsplex Dressing Room Expansion – $400,000. The project will include constructing washrooms, installing overhead doors, drywall, T-bar ceiling, electric hand dryers, cabinets, vanities and HVAC system. s 4HE 3UN 0EAKS #OMMUNITY Recreation Centre Phase 1 – $400,000. Phase 1 will build a multi-sport facility with the flexibility to function as

a covered ice arena during the winter months, as well as an indoor field for multiple sports during the spring, summer and fall seasons. s4HE#HASE-EMORIAL0ARK7HARF Rebuild Project – $365,600 s 4HE +AMLOOPS ,ORNE 3TREET Corridor Enhancement Project $250,000 +AMLOOPS .ORTH4HOMPSON-,! 4ERRY ,AKE SAID h4HE #OMMUNITY Recreation Program, which provides up to 80 per cent of funding for recreation infrastructure projects, helps build vibrant communities where residents can thrive. We know many British Columbians love to be active, and increasing the overall recreation infrastructure in this province will give people greater access to a broad range of potential activities.” The entire list of successful Community Recreation Program applicants from throughout the Province will be unveiled during the coming weeks. The total value of approved projects is more than $70 million, which will create an estimated 458 direct jobs and 251 indirect jobs.



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Birds and critters inside the food bank

Visitors to the Barriere and District Food Bank now have something new to look at when they enter the society’s building on Gilbert Drive. An impressive painted mural of eagles and a tree with all sorts of critters scampering and flying around now covers two walls. The stunning artwork is by area artist Marion Coltman. STAR/JOURNAL photo: Margaret Houben

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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North Thompson Valley future full of opportunities Ministry of Energy and Mines When Ron Handford, Yellowhead Mining Inc.’s executive vice-president 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 second-largest 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. Clearwater Mayor John Harwood agrees. “We have the ability to work and live and being able to raise a family in these areas is really great. It’s not compressed, like the city. It gives you a chance to spend a lot of family time, so I think that, just from the family point of view, these places are very attractive to investors, future employers and employees.” 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. The North Thompson valley offers unsurpassed recreational opportunities and an ideal setting to raise a young family. 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

B.C. Conservatives set date for AGM The B.C. Conser vative Party’s KamloopsNorth Thompson Constituency Association will hold its annual general meeting on Saturday, March 31, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Raleigh elementary community room,

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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 pilots takes in the corridor that runs through the North Thompson and Robson valleys, between Barriere and McBride. A forum was held Jan. 16, 2012, in Valemount, attended by more than 100 invited participants. Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake says three major needs emerged: more secure access to power for big projects, access to fibre optics for bioenergy development and the opportunity to develop a year-round ski resort. The corridor includes the traditional territory of the Simpcw First Nation, which has several ongoing business relationships with companies in forestry, mining and hydro power production. Chief Nathan Matthew of the Simpcw First Nation is optimistic. “We are very blessed in this part of the world to have timber, to have minerals, to have water and to have a place that is accessible. I think that by combining the efforts of people that are willing to work together, it makes it an especially good place to work on pilot projects.” The Harper Creek mining project near Vavenby has an estimated life of 22 years. Over the period, Yellowhead Mining would pay about a billion dollars in provincial and federal taxes. Typically, for every job created in a mine, there are three jobs created in the surrounding area.

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Entertainment the cowboy way McLure resident and musician, Butch Falk, entertained country-music fans at the 2012 Kamloops Cowboy Festival. The 16th annual event, which ran from March 8 to March 11, featured plenty of music, poetry, workshops, seminars and an art and cowboy-gear show.


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It’s all about the students – during school hours of course It’s all about the students — as long as those students maintain their needs and interests between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Not only will the latest job-action stunt by the KamloopsThompson Teachers’ Association (KTTA) hurt students — and only students — it wipes out any advantage teachers may have gained from the provincial government’s ridiculous offer to pay teachers for having more students in their classrooms. The KTTA has decided its teachers in Kamloops and the region will no longer coach sports teams after hours. They will no longer gather before or after school to have kids practise their instruments or go through drama rehearsal. They will not supervise in the schoolyard during lunch hour and they

will not meet afterhours with students to plan once-in-a-lifetime graduation ceremonies. Oh, and it’s all about the students, of course. KTTA president Jason Karpuk told KTW he is aware this latest job action will have an impact on students. However, he added, “the kids will suffer under Bill 22,” the soon-to-be law that will impose a coolingoff period, mandate the appointment of a mediator and extend the particulars of the previous contract between the teachers’ union and Victoria. The problem with this withdrawal of services by Kamloops teachers is that the kids will also suffer — and Bill 22 will still become law. So, what is the point of a teachers’ union punishing students because that teachers’ union is upset

with government? There is no logic to the action. For argument’s sake, let’s agree with Karpuk that “kids will suffer under Bill 22,” due to diluted classsize restrictions and no improvement in composition numbers. Let’s agree on those points alone because those two issues are the real issues, the true concerns that merit discussion, the issues that give teachers a serious argument in their battle. It’s not about performance reviews, the right to transfer teachers or improving an already envious benefits package. And, it is certainly isn’t about wages. Even under the B.C. Liberals’ net-zero mandate, teachers in B.C. will continue to receive generous salary increases for the first 10 years of their careers. A teacher in the

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Kamloops-Thompson school district, fresh out of university with a four-year degree and a year of teacher education, will earn a salary this year of $52,840. That wage will jump next year to $55,259, and to $57,677 the year after, to $60,095 the year after, to $62,514 the year after, to $64,932 the year after, to $67,351 the year after, to $69,769 the year after and to $74,353 in the final year of the wage grid. From $52,840 to $74,353 in a decade — and that is without any salary increases in the

provincial contract. Not exactly fodder for a pauper’s protest. And, those salaries rise with increased education. There is also the matter of the last contract, the 2006-2011 deal that gave teachers a 16 per cent hike in those grid numbers and handed each and every teacher a $3,700 signing bonus. So, let’s dispense with any argument about salaries. Teachers in B.C. are very well compensated and enjoy guaranteed annual raises many in the private sector can only dream about.

The issues are class sizes and composition. Those are the real issues and they are serious concerns. However, as long as the teachers’ union continues to stick to outrageous wage demands, and as long as the union locals maintain job action that achieves nothing but to make kids suffer, the real issues are not going to be exposed to the public, much of which is understandably weary of the battle, which, with the teachers’ union, rages on in perpetuity, decade after decade, regardless of which political phi-

losophy is running the province. Terry Sullivan, head of the KamloopsThompson school district, told KTW community and parental support will be needed to make extra-curricular activities a reality. Here’s hoping a flood of volunteers appears to ensure track and field events, flag football programs and grad ceremonies continue to enhance the lives of our children. After all, it’s all about the students, right? * Christopher Foulds is editor of Kamloops This Week

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Invest in education, it’s not a business Buy beef To the editor; The “net-zero” mandate the government gave this legislature really shows what you think public education is: a business. Only in a business does money in have to equal or be greater than money out. Really, Christie Clark needs to think of education as more of an investment, which is exactly what it is. Money that gets used to teach that grade 1 student his or her alphabet will not be immediately returned. It will take another 11 years until they graduate, and if that student decides to pursue post-secondary education, it may be another two to eight years before that student becomes a part of the workforce, and that investment begins to be returned. If the government wants to think of public education as a business, then why not give it the same standards of private education, which is, more or less, a business? This really all comes down to respecting teachers, and the work they do for the community and the

province. You must know some people who were educated in public schools. Where would they be now if it weren’t for the education given to them by the teachers? Where would any of us be? I don’t think I would be pursuing a career in engineering if it weren’t for the help and support of several teachers in high school, and if it weren’t for the love of English that many other teachers put into me, I doubt I would be pursuing English literature in my spare time. Teachers can help us become the people we aspire to be, but only if they have the resources to do so. Right now, being in education is a labor of love - the love teachers have of education, and helping others become educated - but it is about time that they are recognized for their efforts. A full open letter is available online at Anne Simonen Burnaby, B.C.

Why so much discontent? To the editor; 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, signif icant numbers of people are unhappy with the electoral results. 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.C.


Cathy McLeod, Conservative MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, speaks on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz as she joined Kamloops-South Thompson Liberal MLA Kevin Krueger at Save-On-Foods in Kamloops to announce funding to help promote the beef industry, which has spent the past decade suffering from a declining market share in the global economy. British Columbia beef producers will receive a boost in the form of nearly $1 million targeted at a trio of marketing programs. Nearly $900,000 from the Canada-British Columbia Ranching Task Force Funding Initiative is geared to help the British Columbia Cattlemen’s Association (BCCA) develop education programs for the public to learn about the beef industry and product attributes; profile the British Columbia beef industry, giving producers up-to-date and accurate

market information to assess their growth potential and become more profitable; and implement a research project to develop a beef value chain marketing strategy. “Our government’s top priority remains the economy and British Columbia’s beef industry plays an important role in keeping our economy strong,” said Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod at the Friday, Feb. 24, announcement at Save-On-Foods in Sahali.

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Youth singers wanted for a special opportunity North Thompson Star/Journal Vernon’s famous AURA director (Imant Raminsh has an opening for a ‘special youth Bach choir’ for one song only. Raminsh is the founding conductor of the Prince George Symphony, the Youth Symphony of the Okanagan, NOVA Children’s Choir, and AURA Chamber Choir. Barriere music/ voice teacher Leah Jones says this opportunity is possible

Imant Raminsh AURA director, only because of the teacher’s job action at the moment; his youth choir is unable to do it and he needs a replacement group fast! Jones says she

will be able to teach the music to the new group and take them to Vernon for the dress rehearsals and two performances. If you are interested in this one time only opportunity to sing with a semi-professional choir in Vernon, please contact Leah Jones at 250-9578440. The Bach choir will practice at 6:30 p.m., at the Church of St. Paul in Barriere, on Wednesdays - preceding the regular youth choir practice.

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Lake to keep carbon tax By Tim Petruk Kamloops This Week The carbon tax isn’t going anywhere. That’s the word from Environment Minister Terry Lake, as he prepares to listen to the concerns of British Columbians about the controversial tax. “We’re not getting rid of it,” said the KamloopsNorth Thompson Liberal MLA. “If we were to get rid of the carbon tax, we’d have to increase other taxes.” The Liberal government is reviewing the tax, which was implemented by then-Premier Gordon Campbell five years ago. There has been some speculation Premier Christy Clark will axe it altogether, but Lake said that’s not going to happen. But, he said, it might change. “We want to find out what’s the best path forward,” he said. The tax is levied on almost all energy consumption — from school districts heating their buildings to motorists gassing up their cars. B.C. is the only jurisdiction in North America with a carbon tax and Finance Minister Kevin Falcon announced last month the tax would be

reviewed this year. The Kamloops-Thompson school district paid more than $106,000 in carbon offsets in each of 2010 and 2011, part of more than $4-million paid by school districts to the Pacific Carbon Trust. That money — including another $14 million from other public institutions — went to subsidize private-sector energy-efficiency projects. The tax was phased in over five years, with increases coming each July. This summer’s increase — which will add 1.2 cents to the cost of a litre of gasoline, Lake said — is the last one slated to take place. Lake said it will be months before the future of the carbon tax is known, but he’s going to try to get feedback from British Columbians to see how they would like the policy to proceed. He said he hopes to begin that public consultation with a Twitter town hall — where users of the social network will be able to interact with Lake and receive answers to their carbon-tax questions. That will likely take place in the coming weeks. Lake said he doesn’t foresee a decision on the future of the tax coming before the end of the year.

Computer tech support scam targets British Columbians Ministry of Justice Consumer Protection BC VICTORIA - For several months, phone scammers have been targeting British Columbians by pretending to be with a reputable computer software company, asking to perform urgent software updates and requesting hundreds of dollars as a fee for their service. In response to this and other frauds, the Province and Consumer Protection BC are teaming up during Fraud Prevention Month to provide tips to help British Columbians fraud-proof themselves. Fraud Prevention Month is a nation-

al initiative with the goal of fighting fraud aimed at businesses and consumers. This phone scam is a prevalent one. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre says it currently accounts for 70 per cent of all fraud complaints in Canada. The phone scam works like this: Tom, a B.C. resident, receives a phone call at dinner time. The caller explains he is from ‘Microsoft Tech Support’. He asks Tom whether his computer is running slowly and encourages him to download software right away to fix his computer. Tom has found that his system has been sluggish lately so he follows the caller’s instructions and bills the new ‘software’

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to his credit card. The total bill is in the hundreds of dollars. Unfortunately, Tom has been scammed and has installed spyware, or malware, on his computer. The corrupt program can potentially monitor what he is typing on his computer, including personal information like banking details and passwords. Here are some tips to protect you and your family from becoming a victim of this ‘virus-fixing’ scheme: * If you receive one of these unsolicited phone calls, hang up and do not download anything onto your computer.

* Do your research and ask questions around all unsolicited phone calls. * Get the name, phone number and website address of any company that calls you. Check to see if it is a legitimate company or if a real company’s name is being used as part of a scam. The Internet has a great deal of useful information on scam avoidance. * Do not provide any personal information, especially your credit card number. * To s t ay informed about possible scams and to warn others: Vi s i t C o n s u m e r Protection BC on Facebook at: www.

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Government delivers more choices at lower prices for wireless services Ottawa – Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo says she is pleased that the government will be taking action to provide Canadian families with more choices at lower prices for wireless services. “The government plans to hold the 700MHz auction in the first half of 2013, to be followed by auction of the 2500MHz spectrum within a year, which will further enable service providers to meet the growing demand for data by consumers and businesses,� said McLeod. “The measures introduced this week will give rural Canadians the same advanced services as everyone else in a timely manner,� said McLeod. “In addition, a portion of the spectrum will be reserved for public

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Cathy McLeod safety users such as police and firefighters across Canada.� The changes to the 700MHz spectrum will allow telecom companies to bring the latest 4G LTE mobile networks to Canadian consumers and businesses, including those in rural areas. This means Canadians will have access to the fastest mobile speeds and latest devices, such as the newest iPad, PlayBook and smartphones. They will have access to high-def inition video and video conferencing over mobile networks. Canadians

will benefit from greater access to e-health, intelligent transport and other advanced applications. This will result in improved connectivity for consumers, increased business productivity and enhanced safety for Canadians. More specifically, the measures will include: s 4 H E Telecommunications Act will be amended to lift foreign investment restrictions for telecom companies that hold less than a 10-percent share of the total Canadian telecommunications market. This will help telecom companies with a small market share access the capital they need to grow and compete. s 4HE GOVERNMENT will be applying caps in the upcoming spectrum auctions to guarantee that both new wireless competitors

and incumbent carriers have access to the spectrum up for auction. s 4HE GOVERNMENT will improve and extend the existing policy on roaming and tower sharing to further support competition and will improve transparency and information sharing to facilitate agreements between companies to slow the proliferation of new cellphone towers. “Since 2008 our government has promoted competition in the wireless sector, this has resulted in reducing the mobile wireless prices for Canadian families by 10 percent. The measures announced this week build on our actions, supporting competition and the availability of advanced wireless services in rural areas,� concluded McLeod.

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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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Cow stamp art North Thompson Star/Journal Canada Post issued three stamps last month in the ongoing Art Canada series, celebrating the work of contemporary Saskatchewan-based sculptor Joe Fafard. The stamp designs showcase the rich diversity of subject matter, approach and choice of media Mr. Fafard has explored throughout his career. For years, the Art Canada series has showcased the best of Canadian art with a focus on two dimensional images. “Featuring work by a sculptor has added an additional challenge,â€? says stamp designer HĂŠlène L’Heureux. “First, to select three flagship works representative of the artist’s versaTILITY THEN TO PRESent the three works from the right angleof-view. The camera had to capture the

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High school gets high praise from principal By Jonathan Brady, principal Barriere Secondary School Barriere Secondary is the smallest grade 8-12 school in District #73. Often I hear students exposure to opportunities at small rural school are limited. For the past two week I have watched our small school of 177 students, 12 staff members and nine support staff. In just two weeks this is what I have observed: 1. Development and implementation of an academic intervention program that is highly effective. This program intervenes with students who require more time or support. 2. A breakfast program that serves all students and is funded by the community. Staff volunteer to come in early Tuesdays and Thursdays to prepare breakfast for our students. 3. Forty students attending a career fair at TRU. 4. Five students being accepted to the Heavy Metal Rocks Program. 5. Our senior basketball teams placing second and third in the West Zone League and the boys going again to the Okanagan Championships in Kelowna. 6. Our junior boys basketball team placing fourth in the West Zone League. 7. One student participating and winning a gold medal at the Regional Skills Canada Competition at TRU. 8. Adjudication and collaborative assessment of the grade 8 and 9 literacy examination. 9. TRU academic advisor attended Barriere Secondary School and met with grade 12 students all day. Her response...”The most polite and respectful students she has had the pleasure of working with this year”. 10. Olympic gold medalist Katie Weatherson addressed our student

body on goal setting (funded by the PAC). 11. Ministry for Children and Family Development, Indian Friendship Center and the Simpcw First Nation Social workers providing ‘in-school’ support two days a week for both aboriginal and non aboriginal students. 12. Cross country ski lessons provided by community members with our grade 8 physical educations classes. 13. Economics of school for all grade 8-10 students. 14. Tom Laroche self defense classes as apart of our physical education program (funded by PAC). 15. Continuation of staff collaborative time. 16. Science World presentation to all grade 8 and 9 students. 17. Students attending a TRU Student Leadership Conference workshop for young women. 18. Girls groups made up of grade 8’s and 9’s dealing with girls issues. 19. Community members supporting our students through tutoring services (free!). 20. Basketball intramurals for staff and students. 21. Our SWAT program (Senior students mentoring / partnering with our Junior students) continuing during our E Block days. All of this while staff continues to teach core courses and elective courses. I am proud of the staff, student and community for ensuring our school remains a vibrant, rich and diversified educational experience. Often it is easy to criticize the current public educational system. It is easy to look for all that Barriere Secondary School does not offer. However, for the past two weeks it is hard not to see all the great things taking place at this small rural school.


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Jones says choir a go for Barriere Submitted Barriere singers came out of the woodwork on Mar. 7, for the first meeting regarding the forming of a community choir, and then again the following week for practice at the Church of St. Paul. Not just from Barriere – some singers drove in from Little Fort as well. After a healthy vocal warmup, the new choir was more than ready, if not impatient, to take on the music and jumped right in – fantastic harmonies right from the start. There were sight readers and ear singers, and all appeared to have enjoyed their time

in the group and looked forward to attending the next session. Unfortunately, the turnout for the youth choir meeting was low as it was the same night as the high school Grad Fashion show; but the few that did show up were appreciated. For the moment practices will be held regularly at the Church of St. Paul on Thursdays for the youth, and on Wednesdays for the adult community choir, both at 7 p.m. New members will be accepted until the end of March. After that, there will not be enough time to learn the music (except if you audition person-


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ally and can learn very quickly). Practice cd’s will be available to help singers practice at home. Organizer Leah Jones says she can also offer a few personal lessons to get singers up to speed, or to increase their confidence before joining, or to help them along during time in the choir. Attendance is not expected to be 100 per cent but a reasonable commitment is required. Jones’ says her teen vocal students (six so far) “... may have to be the ‘specialty youth choir’ if there aren’t any other interested teens around who want to sing in the choir. This will be just enough to do some of the vocal work required for the upcoming Peace Concert that is planned for early June.” Future pieces that will be planned for the youths are preferred songs of the choir members and any that can be turned into a GLEE song will be performed with choreography and panache. If you are younger than 12, but are an accomplished singer – you

may be welcomed into the choir after an audition. Jones says, “If there are youths that are interested, but just can’t make it in for an evening practice, after school practice could be considered but only if there are enough teens to warrant a practice. Extra practice can be on the Thursdays evenings for those that want it or need it and certainly for the soloists.” “The Peace concert will have beautiful songs and some well known songs that the audience will be tempted to sing along with. The last song will encourage the audience to participate. Assorted instruments such as African drum (djembe), shakers and other possibles such as violin and cello are all in the mix.” Jones also encourages the public to attend the upcoming performances in Barriere, Little Fort, Clearwater, and Kamloops. For more information on choir practice contact Leah Jones at 250-957-8440 or or

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Neqweyqwelsten raises money for good causes North Thompson Star/Journal Grade 3 to 7 students at the Neqweyqwelsten School in Chu Chua, along with teacher Cindy Lee Matthew, recently participated in raising funds for UNICEF’s School-In-A-Box program. “We collected $262.50,” said Matthew, “All together we had to raise $236 in US money, and we reached our goal!” The teacher says they are excited the money raised will be going toward helping 80 children in Africa, who have never been to school, but will now have an opportunity to start school. “We talked it over with everyone and decided to donate the remainder of our funds to help the Barriere Animal Rescue with their pet food drive,” said Matthews, explaining the school delivered the food to Elli Kohnert for distribution, “She helps many animals in our area.” Kohnert said she was delighted when the children came by her home, each one with their arms

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full of pet food. They had also made two posters to place with a donation box in the AG Foods store. “It is so encouraging to see children take an interest in helping animals in need, because they will be future owners of pets, and hopefully remain being kind to animals,” said Kohnert. Matthew and the students say they hope that people will put pet food into the donation boxes. “Just look for our signs and the boxes,” said the students. Kohnert said she wanted to say a “resounding thank you from the animals who cannot ask for them selves.”

The District of Barriere Council members convened for a budget review meeting on March 12, to talk about the budget and several related items. The first item up for discussion was in regards to the Birch Lane Wastewater System proposed fees. The current bylaw structure has the fees set at $75.63 per month, and discussion revolved around whether or not to leave it at that amount, or to raise it. Ken Beharrell spoke to the issue, stating that he feels raising the fee would be too prohibitive to potential buyers. After lengthy discussions around the options, council members moved to keep the bylaw as it is for now, and to start billing as of January 1, 2012. The council then moved on to the proposed budget, reviewing the changes that came out of the previous budget meeting. They also heard from Barriere Fire Chief, Al Kirkwood, regarding several changes he was requesting. Council therefore approved increasing the Fire Department portion of the budget by $3,500. There will be a public meeting for the budget sometime in April, after the District has received the final tax numbers. Council members passed the first three readings of the District of Barriere Bylaw No. 87, to amend the Barriere Water Systems Rates bylaw. Residents will

Interior Health Interior Health’s Aboriginal Health program has awarded 16 educational grants to Aboriginal not-for-profit organizations and governments across the region to enhance the public health skill sets of aboriginal residents. Simpcw First Nation will be a recipient. “Across the province the health status of Aboriginal people is improving but we still have a long way go,” said Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Mary Polak. “By working with Aboriginal stakeholders, and addressing their needs, we are ensuring care is being delivered in a culturally appropriate manner.” “The goal of the IH Aboriginal Health Team is to work collaboratively with Aboriginal organizations and governments to improve the health of Aboriginal people within the region and I am pleased to see $200,000 in funding allocated to this important initiative,” said IH Board Chair Norman Embree. Priority was given to grant applications that would have a broad impact on the public health of Aboriginal

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Neqweyqwelsten School students Lyric McLeish, Cecelia Jules, Jonathan Fennel, Angel Cameron, Linden Ross, Jacob Sterling, and Jarod Fortier are pictured (top) selling hot dogs and refreshments during a school fundraiser. They are pictured above recently delivering pet food to Barriere Animal Rescue that was purchased with funds the children raised themselves.

Barriere council reviews budget and fee increases By Margaret Houben North Thompson Star/Journal

Simpcw receives health grant

now pay $31.15 per month for their use of the water system. Kathy Cooper asked for clarification on the amounts listed under Economic Development and Tourism, wanting to know how the numbers were arrived at. Mayor Humphreys replied that the Tourism amount is from the contracted amount as per last year’s approved budget, and the Economic Development amount is based on the current contract with the District Economic Development Officer. The next regular council meeting will be held on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m.

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populations; training programs are expected to: have previously proven beneficial outcomes have the support of, or be recognized by, public health officials take a partnership approach and foster relationships with other Aboriginal organizations. The educational grants, which each total no more than $20,000, will be used for a variety of programs including palliative care certificates, mental health first aid, suicide prevention training and substance abuse certification through the Justice Institute of B.C. “By increasing capacity through educational opportunities the whole community benefits,” said Bradley Anderson, IH Aboriginal Health Acting Program Director. “Interior Health wanted this to be a grass roots initiative and asked applicants to tell us why they needed to build capacity in their community and how best that could be accomplished.” There are 44,900 Aboriginal people living within the Interior Health region, representing 6.3 per cent of the population, which includes 55 First Nation communities and 16,200 Métis people.



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Mayor says cuts needed to reduce budget On Tuesday I spoke with MLA Kevin Krueger, Minister Terry Lake and Minister Kevin Falcon about the difficulties we face here in Barriere. They all had some good memories and stories of being in Barriere for various events and of trips through the North Thompson. I told Minister Falcon and everyone else for that matter that Barriere is a great place and will be better with a bit of help. If I don’t get another invitation to sit with them at lunch again I’ll know I pressed a bit too hard. Minister Falcon presented the latest provincial budget. I have to say I wish I had his abilities when it comes to speaking to a group of people. Budgets are a hard topic. To be able

to speak for more than an hour, not miss a beat and then answer questions is impressive. Like every other community Barriere has a challenge to maintain essential services while keeping the cost as low as is possible. Every dollar that is spent comes from the pockets or purses of the tax paying public. When was the last time any of you got a raise in pay or on your pension? The answer most likely is not lately. In fact for a good number of people here in Barriere their wages have been subject to some sort of a workshare arrangement made so that the company that employs them can stay in business. Running the District

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is no different or at least it shouldn’t be. Going forward things have to change. Change is always troubling to some. However we cannot just go along increasing taxes each year to cover the budget. Each aspect of the budget has to be examined to see if there is a way to gain more effective use of funds. In some small communities you will find the person that runs the water and sewer plants out cutting the grass or painting the ball park concession to have a full day of

work. They are willing to take on these tasks because they want to work where they live. Adaptation to what is needed will benefit everyone. Barriere has a long history of being able to adapt and change as needed to survive. TNRD Area O Director Bonnie CruzelleMyram and I have had discussions around how we can work together with the funds we have to provide the most for our communities. I have spoken to Mayor Al Raine to get his thoughts on how pub-

lic money should be spent. In no way do I pretend to know all the answers. I know I need to get the best ideas that I can. Innovative thinking and careful planning combined with some outright cuts can and will bring the budget down to an acceptable level. Each person on Council has their own views and opinions. Hopefully this will work in a positive manner to give new direction and potential savings. Public opinion and ideas are needed and welcomed. The second District of Barriere budget meeting was held on March 12th. More than a few residents came to listen and give their views. I want to thank all of you that attended and I would ask that you once again please

spread the word that there will be two more sessions that will be formatted to engage the public around the middle of April. I will give the exact date and times towards the end of March. One meeting will be held in the afternoon to accommodate those that cannot make it later in the evening. Unlike some communities, Barriere has actually grown in population in the last few years. This has a very positive effect on the monies the District receives from other sources and levels of government. In addition we were successful in our application for a grant to begin providing sewer services. District staff are working hard to make the best use of these funds.

People will be out doing survey and planning work for the sewer project. Dave Underwood and his team from TRU Consulting are providing multiple scenarios so we can make the best choices. In addition to this planning the co-chair of Public Services, Bill Kershaw and District staff will be making a trip to the Eco-Tek plant closest to Barriere in order to check first hand that the plant will suit our needs. Like the budget, careful project planning will provide the best possible product at the lowest cost. Recently a resident said “ Barriere is a small town with a great big heart.” Well said I think. We all need to work together for the future.

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Annual Fashion show fundraiser... Timeless By Elli Kohnert North Thompson Star/Journal Barriere Secondary School’s 2012 graduating class presented the school’s annual Fashion Show on Mar. 8, in the gymnasium. The two- and-a-half hour extravaganza drew a large crowd that filled the gym to capacity. The graduates, with the help of many volunteers and support from the community, presented the event assisted by grad moms Kristine Luison and Bernadine Peters, as the main coordinators of the show. Everyone did an amazing job in staging this multi-faceted presentation. The first half of the show’s theme was ‘History In The Making’, a clever idea that kept the audience applauding and laughing. It began with cave people rushing out on the stage trying to light a fire – and from then on it moved forward in time through well-known periods of history, advanced by two scientists in a time capsule (volunteers Mary MacLellan and Kathy Cooper) to Barriere’s 2012 graduation time. Speaking about the volunteers in the time capsule Luison said, “The two women did a great job; because just one week before the event the two teachers who had volunteered for the position declined to take part.” The show’s costumes were amazing, each one featuring a particular era in times past that were easily recognized by the audience. “We did not rent any costumes,” said Luison, “Some items were borrowed and Bernadine Peters made several outfits by hand. Any items needed were bought inexpensively at local stores. Bernadine did a wonderful job, we can’t thank her enough.” A short intermission gave everyone another chance to bid again on the items local residents had donated for the grad Silent Auction fundraiser. It was very successful, and a 50/50 draw boosted the funding for the dry grad activities considerably. Snacks had been provided and were appreciated by

everyone while they waited for the second part of the Fashion Show. The stage was set for the formal part of the presentation, and the grads stepped out on the stage in elegant attire. They appeared as couples, the ladies in beautiful formal gowns and the escorts in stylish tuxedos. The students were introduced one at the time, and their plans and dreams for their future was also announced to the audience. Future plans ranged ranged from becoming a neurosurgeon to going to Australia for some exploration. For the grand finali the grads for 2012 lined up for a parade on the runway, where they received the crowd’s enthusiastic applause. By all accounts, the 2012 Grad Fashion Show had been a success, an entertaining evening for the spectators and a job well done for those who had made it all happen. “We want to say a huge thank you to the community for your support, to the parents who were patient and helpful, and most of all to the volunteers who helped to put on the show,” said Luison.

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SPORTS Man in Motion Tour on way to Kamloops Kamloops This Week Twenty-f ive years after his Man in Motion World Tour began, Rick Hansen is on the road again — and he will be in Kamloops on Thursday, March 29. The Man in Motion tour was undertaken to make the world more accessible to people living with disabilities. The 25th Anniversary Relay began on Aug. 24, 2011, in Cape Spear, Newfoundland. From there, the relay is retracing the Canadian segment of his original tour but, this time, the relay is including 7,000 people from across Canada who have made a difference in the lives of others. The relay will feature medal-bearers who will run, walk, wheel or bike and complete their seg-

ments through a variety of forms of movement for all abilities. The Kamloops event will start at 4:30 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre and will feature Hansen completing the final 250 metres of his Kamloops segment with Todd Harding, the city’s local medalbearer. This event will include demonstrations of wheelchair basketball and Special Olympics floor hockey, as well as a challenging wheelchairrelay race, information booths, entertainment, free food and free parking. The legacy of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion Tour 25 years ago has resulted in Kamloops being a more accessible community. The two accessible playgrounds at Riverside Park and Prince Charles Park,

as well as lift access at Norbrock Stadium and full accessibility at the TCC, are a few of the projects that resulted from the Rick Hansen Foundation. In addition, there are activities taking place in preparation of Hansen’s visit. The Swimmers in Motion Challenge invites swimmers to record their pool lengths, with lap tracking sheets available at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, Westsyde Pool and Community Centre and the YMCA/YWCA. The Man in Motion challenge asks participants to record distances that they walk, run or roll. The tracking sheet is available at the TCC Fieldhouse. As well, the Skaters in Motion challenge is running at Valleyview and Brock arenas,

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Medal-bearer Carol Ann Johnson was thrilled to be a part of the Relay in Wetaskiwin, AB. in which skaters are asked to record their laps around the ice. With these events combined, the goal is to travel the full 40,000 kilometres — the distance Hansen

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Barriere team wins Legion crib event By Keith McNeill The Times 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 winners 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. THE TIMES photo: Keith McNeill

Legislation to limit liability on British Columbia resource roads Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Amendments updating a number of resourcerelated acts were introduced today, including changes to the Occupiers Liability Act that will reduce liability concerns arising from the public use of resource roads. Proposed amendments to the Occupiers Liability Act will: * Reduce third-party liability to both the government and forest road maintainers on resource roads by aligning liability limitations with existing liability limitations on rural agricultural land and marked recreational trails. * Reduce the number of resource roads that are closed due to concerns regarding third party liability. Other legislative amendments introduced include: * A proposed Forest Act amendment will remove the requirement to notify the public of forest service road closures in the Gazette or local newspapers, and instead have the option of using modern media technology and road signage. * Proposed amendments to the Forestry Service Providers Protection Act will strengthen implementation of the act with provisions dealing with how liens and charges under the act will be registered and tracked. * Proposed Wildfire Act amendments will provide additional clarity on the obligations to reduce potential fire hazards when a secondary tenure is issued, typically for the bio-energy sector. This will help facilitate the timely utilization of slash materials following harvest, better protecting communities and natural resources from fire hazards. Of the estimated 450,000 kilometres of resource roads, 58,000 are Forest Service roads, close to 200,000 are permit or licence roads and the balance are orphan or “non-status” roads. To view a copy of the bill, visit: http://www.leg.

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.

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History of photographic film post-production During the time period of film photography people rarely commented on the fact that professional images were manipulated or retouched. Photographers used oils, dyes, special pencils, small paintbrushes, and airbrushes. These tools were used to open eyes that were closed, to whiten discoloured teeth, to improve hair and clothing colours, to remove and replace backgrounds, and to turn

black and white images into colour photographs. To increase the contrast one could select special filters, paper, or chemicals. However, in all my years of using film to make photographs I do not recall anyone being critical of that postprocessing by saying that the work done by photographers to original images, after shutter release and processing negatives, removed that image from the realm of


* O H N % N MA N photography. I bring this up because last week a friend stopped by and told me that after showing some of his work to a local camera club, that he was criticized soundly because he advised

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members that when he made the original exposures he always kept in mind how he would finish the photos using PhotoShop. He said that he always “tweaked” his studio photography and was surprised that it bothered some people. Personally, I think it is that “tweaking” that help make his images so good, and they are very good photographs in my opinion. Since the introduction of digital many photography contests and exhibitions exclude images that have been post-processed. I do understand that those organizations want to show the photographer’s talents at capturing an image and not retouching skills. However, it must be very hard to apply that restriction when many

of the latest cameras can post-process (reprocess might be a better word) the original images incamera using computer software supplied by the manufacturer. There are those that consider themselves purists and loudly denounce programs like PhotoShop, although I don’t know what a purist really is in this technological time, because most images are no longer made on light sensitized material and are now computer generated image data files. Photojournalists are expected to capture the truth about some event or subject and should not be altering the original image in any way. But artists? The work in question was studio photographs of custom motorcycles, which in my view easily fits in the realm of photographic fine art, and, certainly, not photojournalism. I suppose it depends upon whom the photograph is for and who the viewing audience will be. I do not usually work as a photojournalist, and those that do get my

respect when they are able to pull interesting photographs out of what are sometimes are pretty crappy conditions for a photographer. In my opinion, those photographers that don’t work for magazines or newspapers should include post-processing as part of photographic methodology. It’s all about making the best possible photograph for others to see. My portrait clients expect that I will postprocess, and I usually tell them I intend to. I try to light in a way that not only looks good at the moment the shutter clicks, but makes it easy for me to enhance in post-production. I employ not only PhotoShop, but I also use other programs made by and OnOnesoftware. com. And personally, I would never let anyone see images of mine that were not post-processed, because I know I can improve and enhance them in post-production. My point is that photographers have

Clearwater retains bird count crown Submitted 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, the closest competitor was only 30 lists behind Clearwater who submitted 273 checklists, 81 less than last year’s record. Clearwater just missed the top 10 for checklists in North

America at 12th place. The North Thompson community 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 STAR/JOURNAL file photo:

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been retouching their photographs for years, perhaps since photographers started making pictures for the pleasure of others. Now it is just easier than ever before, and so is taking a photograph for that matter. There may be instances where the way an image is produced should be limited to how the camera’s sensor captured it, but I think something must be left to the photographer’s vision, and producing that vision might need a little help from postproduction programs like PhotoShop. There is nothing like a well-executed photograph hanging on a wall for the enjoyment of all to see. These are my thoughts this week. Contact me at www. or Stop by Enman’s Camera at 423 Tranquille Road in Kamloops. And if you want an experienced photographer please call me at 250-371-3069. I also sell an interesting selection of used photographic equipment.

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A pilleated woodpecker. ravens (870), pine siskins (705), and evening grosbeaks (388). Though Clearwater’s total for individual birds was down, three species were added to their 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 Clearwater’s loss. North America actually had an increase of about 17,000. Community 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 were given to the participants that enabled Clearwater to retain top place in Canada again.

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I have a challenge FOR YOU $ID YOU GO to church and found it boring or unfulfilling and left? Have you ever wanted to go to church but were worried it would be boring? Annoying? Too traditional? Not traditional enough? The truth is church is full of people who have the same issues in life as everyone else. They are not perfect, in fact many are struggling in ways you cannot imagine and they come to church because

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Pastor Todd English they want better; not because they are better. If you think church is missing something your right. What it is missing is you! The changes, the things that need to be better, will never happen unless people with

good ideas who are willing to be the change show up and become a positive part of church. I want to put a challenge out there whether you used to go to church or never have. Try going to church for four weeks. If the first one is a definite no fit try another one, but go for four weeks to a church you think you can be a part of! $ONT GO IN TRYing to change it, but be willing to share your feelings with the Pastor or leaders in a

positive way. If after four weeks you don’t think it is for you all you have done is spent some time with people trying to figure it out too! Perhaps you will have met some new people, maybe made some friends, and given yourself a chance to explore what place faith has in your life. * Pastor Todd English preaches at The Open Door Fellowship, Sundays at 2 p.m., at 4818 Amnesty Road, Barriere (across from the high school).

The tragedy of unwanted pets North Thompson Star/Journal The BC SPCA is urging pet guardians and all animal lovers to do their part to help end the tragedy of pet overpopulation in British Columbia. The nonprofit animal welfare society continually highlights the benefits of spaying and neutering for pets, and recently held a number of promotions for Spay/Neuter Awareness Month in February. “The terrible reality is that there are still many more animals born in our province every year than there are homes for,� says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA. “The SPCA and other rescue groups find homes for thousands of these abandoned or surrendered animals every year, but we know that there are so many more who suffer and die after being abandoned by their guardians. It is heartbreaking because this is a completely preventable problem.� She notes that in 2011 the BC SPCA’s 37 branches took in more than 32,000 abandoned, neglected, injured and abused animals. “We find that with many pet guardians it is attitude, rather than cost, that prevents them from having their animals sterilized,� says Chortyk. “They love their pets, but they don’t realize that by not having them spayed or neutered they may be impacting their pet’s quality

propriate elimination, howling and attracting unwanted male cats onto your property; s )NCREASED HEALTH 3PAYING or neutering your pet reduces the likelihood of them developing uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers; s 'OOD OVERALL PET CARE Having your pet sterilized also provides an opportunity to have other important health procedures performed, as necessary, such as teeth cleaning. Spaying and neutering is done under a general anesthetic, so your pet won’t be in pain. s)TISALSOTHEPERFECTTIMETO get an identification tattoo or microchip. In BC SPCA shelters, only 11 per cent of cats are returned to their guardians STAR/JOURNAL file photo: from an animal shelter mainly because they lack identificaof life and the bond they could tion compared to a return rate be sharing.� for dogs of 65 per cent. Some of the benef its of If cost is a concern, check spaying and neutering include: with your local SPCA. The s $ECREASED AGGRESSION SPCA provides assistance Neutering generally reduces to low-income pet guardians aggressive behaviours in pets. where possible and many Neutered dogs are calmer and communities have low-cost less likely to bite, attack or spay/neuter funds adminisget into altercations at the dog tered through the local govpark. Neutered cats don’t have ernment. the drive to mark and proFor more information on tect their territory and are less spaying and neutering your likely to spray or get into cat pet, visit fights; Last year the BC SPCA s #ALMER HAPPIER PETS spent more than $2 million on Female cats go in and out of spay/neuter programs in comheat every three weeks between munities across B.C. As part January and November. In of its commitment to ending addition to preventing unwantpet overpopulation the SPCA ed litters, spaying your cat will sterilizes every dog, cat and reduce her desire to escape to rabbit prior to adoption. find a mate, spraying or inap-

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101: storing information Versatile fiber arts Genealogy The third part of a series on charting your family ancestry By Margaret Houben North Thompson Star/Journal Now that you’ve decided to start gathering information about your family tree, it’s time to consider how to store that information. With today’s technology, it can be very easy, as there are programs that will do all sorts of interesting stuff with the data you collect. The program I use is called Legacy. According to the website genealogy-software-review., it is the second most popular genealogy program out there. The most popular one is called Family Tree Maker. The Top 10, in order of most popular first are as follows: Family Tree Maker, $40 Legacy, $30 Roots Magic, $50 Ancestral Quest, $30 Family Historian, $47 Master Genealogist, $68 Doro Tree, $59 Genbox Family History, $30

The Barriere fibre arts group gathering at the Ridge on March 13 showed just how versatile the crafters are. Several projects were finished at the meeting and those present enjoyed seeing the beautiful work. (Above) Margaret Houben finished off a brightly coloured sunflower place setting set made from plastic canvas;

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Win Family, $120 Family Tree, $20 The prices noted are approximate, but it is important to note that some of them, Legacy included, have free versions which are perfectly good, just with a few less features. For instance, the free version of Legacy doesn’t include the ‘global spellcheck’ that means if you discover several hundred entries later that you’ve been misspelling the name of a city, you have to go to each individual record to make the corrections, when the paid version would correct them all in one quick step. I’m just about ready to buy the paid version, as I’ve got well over 5,000 entries and have indeed misspelt something that appears on a large number of them. One feature that I particularly like, is the relationship calculator. Once you’ve got all the names entered, you can tell it to calculate how anyone on the list is related to you, or to anyone else

on the list. It’s great; the machine does all the work figuring out whether cousin George is a first cousin twice removed, or a fifth cousin once removed. Another great feature is that most of these programs will export your files, or import someone else’s files, in a format called gedcom that they call all read. This means that if cousin George has done a lot of work on his branch of the family, he can send you a copy of his gedcom file for you to easily add to your file. All of the programs have different formats that you can print you family tree out on; from your parents down to their great grandchildren; or from yourself up, with just the parents of each person listed. Some will print wall charts (the first five on the above list do), others don’t. And of course, there are many different programs available that I haven’t mentioned. Check them out and make your own decision.

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3/4 tsp each salt & pepper 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 cups cherry tomatoes 1 small onion, sliced 8 cloves garlic, sliced 1 tsp dried oregano 2 cups firmly packed coarsely shredded radicchio (or spinach leaves) 4 green onions, sliced 12 oz linguine pasta 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese Cut chicken into strips; season w/half each of the salt & pepper. In large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of oil over med.-high heat; sauté chicken until golden. Transfer to plate. Add tomatoes, onion, garlic, oregano & remaining oil, salt & pepper to skillet; sauté for 2mins. Add radicchio; sauté until tomatoes begin to split & soften. Return chicken to skillet; add green onions & heat. Meanwhile, cook linguine until tender but firm, about 10 mins. Drain & return to pot; add sauce & toss to coat. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Streusel Apple Raisin Muffins: 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp baking powder

1-1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp each ground cloves & salt 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 1-1/2 cups diced cored peeled apples 1/2 cup raisins Topping: 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 4 tsp all-purpose flour 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp vegetable oil Topping: Combine sugar, flour & cinnamon; stir in oil until moistened. In bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking pwdr, cinnamon, cloves & salt. In separate bowl, whisk brown sugar, applesauce, granulated sugar, oil, eggs & vanilla; pour over flour mixture. Sprinkle with apples & raisins; stir until combined. Spoon into greased or paper-lined muffin cups; sprinkle with topping. Bake in centre of 375°F (190°C) oven until tops are firm to the touch, about 20 mins. Let cool in pans on rack for 10 mins. Remove from pans; let cool completely on rack.

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

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Pork Tenderloin w/ Wild Blueberry Sauce: 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/4 tsp each salt & pepper 1 pork tenderloin 1 tsp vegetable oil Sauce: 3/4 cup dry red wine 1 cup fresh or frozen wild blueberries 1 tbsp granulated sugar 1 tsp grated lemon rind 1-1/2 tsp cornstarch Rub thyme, salt & pepper over pork. In ovenproof skillet, heat oil over med.-high heat; brown pork all over for about 4mins. Transfer to 350°F (180°C) oven; roast for about 30mins or until just a hint of pink remains. Transfer to cutting board; tent w/ foil & let stand for 5mins before slicing. Sauce: Drain any fat from skillet. Pour in wine; bring to boil over high heat while stirring. Boil over med.-high heat until slightly reduced, about 3 mins. Stir in blueberries, sugar & lemon rind; return to boil. Dissolve cornstarch in 2 tbsp cold water; stir into sauce & simmer until clear.


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

March 19 - 25, 2012 Stand back, Capricorn. Opportunities are headed your way. Take advantage of every last one. Your home begins to resemble a closet.

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Organization is key to pulling off a project. Get all of your Ps and Qs in order and work through the process in stages. A friend makes a keen observation. Be receptive, Aquarius.

All is fair in love and war, Pisces. You took a chance and you lost. Better luck next time. A favor is returned when you least expect it.

April 20– May 20

May 21– June 21

Two wrongs do not make a right. Admit what you did, Aries, and prepare to pay the price. Weekend adventures put everyone in high spirits.

Force your way in, Taurus, and you will regret it. Be patient, wait your turn and it will come in time. The web of deception builds at work.

Creative endeavors take off with a special purchase. Grab some friends and make a party of it, Gemini. The fix for an auto dilemma is clear.

June 22– July 22

July 23– August 22

August 23– September 22

Blink, and you’ll miss it for sure, Cancer. That’s how small the gesture will be, but at least an effort was made. Be grateful, and watch as it is paid forward.

Don’t jump to conclusions, Leo. What you see is not what you’ll get. You’re only in the initial stages of planning. Give the idea time to flesh out before you critique it.

It is what it is, Virgo. No amount of fussing is going to make the situation better, so leave it be. You have much bigger fish to fry.

September 23– October 22

October 23– November 21

You need to break the ice, Libra, but be careful you don’t go overboard and say something that could turn into a deal breaker.

Craft ideas abound. Make a day of it with your family, Scorpio, and get the scoop on what you’ve been missing. A brave face makes an earnest plea.

Stop it, Sagittarius! You’ve devoted way too many hours to a project that clearly wasn’t meant to be. Can it and move on to something more November 22– fruitful.

December 21

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250-674-2674 Mar 19-20 - Acrylic Painting Course for youth (Gr.4-10), 1-3pm both days @ NTVIC. Call 672-0033 to register. Mar 24 - NT Fish & Game Club Banquet @ Lion’s Hall. Doors open at 5:30pm, dinner at 7pm. $25/person. For tickets call 672-1843. Mar 30 - NT Fall Fair & Rodeo Banner Night & Apron Auction, 7pm @ Lions Hall. Info & to book appearances call Diane 672-0273 or Catharine 672-0019 (weekdays only). Mar 30 - Success By 6 Ready Set Learn, 9-10am @ Barr. Elem. Call 6729916 to register. Mar 30 - Success By 6 Festival of Wellness, 10am-12noon @ Barr. Elem. Info call 672-9916. Apr 14 - NTV Garden Club Seedy Saturday, Clearwater. Apr 14 - Let’s Dance, 8pm @ Ukrainian Hall, Kam., music by Copper Creek. Call for tickets: 250-372-3782 or 778-471-2220. Apr 15 - Fly Casting Course w/Mo Bradley, 1pm @ Anglers Gift & Tackle. Call 672-2111 for more info. Apr 21 - Curling Club Flea Market, 9am-1pm @curling rink. Call 672-9391 for info or to book a spot. Apr 21 - NT Fall Fair Small Livestock & Agricultural Equipment Flea Market, 8:30am-2pm @ Sheep Barn, Fall Fair grounds. Info/to book a spot call 672-9683. Apr 21 - B&D Riding Club Tack Sale @ Horse Barn, Fall Fair grounds. Info contact Kate: Apr 28-29 - LF Hospice House Antique Appraisal, 10am-5pm both days @ Little Fort Hall. To book appointment call 672-5660 or 677-4287. May 1 - Ladies Night Golf starts @ Chinook Cove. May 12 - NTV Garden Club Plant Sale.


of mth, 7pm. Jun 3 - Fun Run 5 & 10K Race. For more info call 682-7771. BSS PAC & Booster Club: 2nd Mon. of mth, 6:30pm. Jun 23-24 - Celebration of the Arts, 10am-4pm each day Army Cadets - 2941 RCACC Cadet Corp. - every Tues. 6:30pm, ages 12-18, Barriere Survivors of Brain Injuries: For more info call John at 250Legion Basement. New Recruits Welcome. Info: Marc Tremblay 672-9681. 372-1799. Baha’i Night: Fri., 7:30pm, Marge Mitchell’s home. 672-5615 Barriere Women’s Basketball: Mon. 7-9pm Barriere Secondary gym. Barriere Adult Day Program: Mon. & Wed. 9-2. Lunch, crafts & music at Call Kim Fennell 250-320-7689 for info. the Seniors Ctr. Sherry Jardine 672-5121 Barriere Youth Choir: Every Thurs., 7pm @ Church of St. Paul. All youth Barriere Beavers & Cubs - Lions Hall 5:30pm every Mon., starting Sept. welcome. Info call Leah Jones 250-957-8440. Leaders needed for 2011-12 - call 250-672-9683. Barriere Youth Group: every Friday, 7-10pm at NTVIC, sponsored by Barriere Cancer Support: 672-9263, 672-0017 or 672-1890 Yellowhead Community Services. Contact Curt 674-2600 or email curt.o@ Barriere Community Choir: Every Wed., 7pm @ Church of St. Paul. All adults welcome. Info call Leah Jones 250-957-8440. Bethany Baptist Church Prayer: Every Tues., 7pm. Barriere Curling Club: Oct.-Mar. Curling, league & bonspiels. Carpet Bowling: Mon., Wed., & Fri., 9:30am-12 @ Little Fort Hall. Barriere Food Bank: Open every other Wed. starting June 1, 10am-noon. Community Kitchen: If interested call Dede 554-3134. Call for info 672-0029 (leave a message). Community Soup Day: Christian Life Assembly Church on Annesty Barriere & District Heritage Society: 3rd Wed. of mth, 1pm at NTVIC in Road. 3rd Mon. of every mth. the winter, at Museum in the summer. Council of Senior Citizens: Devoted to improving the quality of life for Barriere & District Riding Club: 2nd Tues. of mth, 7pm. www. all seniors. Call 604-576-9734 or email Info Cherie 672-9341 Crib: Barriere Legion 242, every Wed. 7:30pm, Sept. to May. Barriere & District Seniors Events: Mon. Whist 7pm, Tues. & Thurs. Crib: Mon. & Fri. 1-4pm @ Little Fort Hall. Carpet Bowling 10am, Wed. Fun Cards 1pm, 672-9627 Darts: Barriere Legion 242, every Thurs. 7pm, Sept. to May. Barriere Elementary PAC: 1st Mon. of mth, call 672-9916 Fibre Arts: Every Tues. 7-9pm @ NTVIC Barriere Firefighters’ Practice: Barriere Firehall, Thurs., 7pm Gambler’s Anonymous: 250-374-9165 or 250-374-9866. Barriere Hospice: Every 2 weeks. 250-672-9391 Heffley Creek Acoustic Coffee House: 3rd Fri. every mth 7pm. Barriere Quilting Club: 2nd & 4th Thurs. of mth, 4pm at the Barriere Performers, concession, play area for kids! Call 578-0056. Food Bank. Judy 250-672-5275 or Fran 250-672-2012. Barriere Search & Rescue: 2nd Tues. of mth, 7pm. Training on 4th Tues. Lapidary Club: 4th Wed. 7pm. Volunteer Center. 672-0153

Literacy Tutoring: Learn to read FREE. Susan Ross 672-9875. Little Fort Coffee House: 1st Friday each mth @ Little Fort Community Hall. $4/person (musicians free). For info: call Bill 672-5116. Little Fort Recreation Society: 1st Thurs. each mth 7pm LNT Catholic Women’s League: 2nd Wed. each mth, 7pm at St. George’s. Call 250-672-9330 for info. McLure Vounteer Fire Dept. Rec.: 1st Wed. each month at 7:30pm upstairs. Except Jul & Aug. 250-578-7565 for info. McLure Firefighter Practice: 2nd & 4th Tues., 7pm, McLure Firehall Men’s Floor Hockey: Tues., 8-10pm at Barriere Sec. School. NT Arts Council: Every Friday from 12-3pm, painting at NTVIC - any medium/all welcome. NT Fish & Game Club: 4rd Mon. each mth 7pm Volunteer Centre. More info 672-1843 NT Valley Garden Club: 3rd Sun. of mth, 1pm. Summer - Community Garden, weather permitting. Winter-NTVIC. NT Valley Hospice House Soc.: 3rd Tues of the mth, 11am, Little Fort Hall. More info 672-5660 or 672-9500. Quilting: 1st Tues of the mth, 10am @ Little Fort Hall. Safe Home: Get away from domestic abuse, call 250-674-2135 (Clw) or 250-682-6444 (Barriere). Wilson’s Arena weekly practice: Mon Game, Tues: Stock Dogs, Wed: Team roping, Thurs: Team penning

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In Memoriam


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.

~ 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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April 7, 1950 - March 6, 2012

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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.

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Dennis Wayne Loewen on March 6, 2012 in Vernon, British Columbia at 61 years of age. Dennis was predeceased by his mother Ruby and stepfather Walter Wilson in 1994, and his father Jacob Loewen in 2008. Dennis leaves to mourn his loving wife Audree of 11 years, and his children and their families: son Dwayne (Marni) Loewen and children Tyler and Colton; daughter Shandis Loewen and her daughter Shawna; stepson Kurt (Jodie) Dodd and children Dante and Daphne; stepson Derek (Regina) Dodd and children Ocean, Tiden, Haven, and Salina; stepchild Tamara (Chad) White and child Austin. He will also be missed by his sister Del (Clay) Middlemiss and children Trevor, Tracey and Trent, his sister-in-law Patricia Henderson, his brother-in-law Tom McIntosh, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends. Dennis was born and raised in Chilliwack, BC. He was a big sports fan and played hockey and fast ball for a major part of his life. He always strived to be the best he could. Dennis married Waneta in 1972 and had two children (Dwayne and Shandis). Later, he married Audree in 2001. Dennis’s job history involved a variety of jobs from driving tractor at the age of 5 on his grandpa Nitschke’s farm (and grandpa said he was better at it then grandma), to assembling farm machinery, packing groceries at Safeway, high lead logging on Vancouver Island, driving for moving companies, operating electric shovel at Bethlehem Mine, before he found his Âżnal job that he loved. He started working at Dairyland (now Agrifoods) in Abbotsford in March of 1980, until 2006. At that time, Agrifoods took over in the Okanagan and Dennis transferred and moved to Vernon (“God’s countryâ€? he would call it). Dennis and Audree bought in Lawrence Heights and made many more wonderful life long friends in “the hoodâ€?, to add to all the wonderful life long friends from the Fraser Valley. If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane We’d walk right up to heaven and bring you back again No farewells spoken no time to say goodbye, You were gone before we know it and only God knows why A Celebration of Life will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the family home (Lawrence Heights, #35 9510 Hwy 97, Vernon, BC). A Memorial Service was held March 17, 2012 in Chilliwack, BC. In lieu of Ă€owers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dennis may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC (#4 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9, www. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICESÂŽ Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866


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“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

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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

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

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Help Wanted An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780-723-5051 Clearwater Dental Clinic requires a CDA or DA Level 1 to cover a maternity leave position and a FT Registered Dental Hygienist. Drop off resume at Clearwater Medical/Dental Clinic or fax: 250-674-2225. DRIVERS required for the safe and courteous transportation of Railway Crews. Job is based out of BLUE RIVER. Clean abstract is required. This is a 24/7 on-call operation. Pay is a flatrate per trip, based on $15.00 per hour. You will need a class 1, 2, or 4 driver’s licence. If you need to upgrade we may assist, some conditions apply. Retired and Semi-Retired more than welcome! To apply contact John Hollis either at John.Holl i s @ H a l l c o n C r e w Tr a n or by fax to 780468-4617. F/T customer service (inside sales) person. Must have retail experience. Building & hardware experience a plus; F/T customer service (outside sales) person. Retail bldg & hardware exp a must, mechanical/small engine knowledge an asset. Applicants must be motivated and team players. No phone calls please. Drop off resume to Box D c/o The Times, #14-74 Young Rd, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N2

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

Retail 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:

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 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).

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

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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

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Pets & Livestock

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

Pets 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

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

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.

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BCDaily 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

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Houses For Sale


Mobile Homes & Pads

Cars - Sports & Imports

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

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)

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:

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


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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

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

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Legal 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

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

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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4464 Barriere Town Road

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

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

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday Mass - 9am

Clearwater: 1 bdrm suite located on Clearwater River. Complete kit with F/S. Rent incl util & wireless internet. Avail April 1. NS. NP. $550/mo Ph for appoint to view 250-674-3275.

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Sunday Mass - 9am

FURNISHED room in family home in Sidney. Close to town and bus routes. $500.00 per month. (778) 426-3433 or email:

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

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

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

Legal Notices

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Barriere Ridge Power Inc. of Kamloops, BC, 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 Right-of-Way for underwater power line purposes covering all the Crown foreshore and bed of East Barriere Lake together with parts of District Lot 1953 and District Lot 1954 all of Kamloops Division Yale District situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Barriere. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is 3412483. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Crown Land Adjudication at 441 Columbia St, Kamloops BC V2C 2T3. Comments will be received by MFLNRO until April 25, 2012. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website: >Search>Search by File Number: insert Lands File Number for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be provided to the public upon request.

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Herbert Lawrence (Larry) Lovgren December 6, 1934 – March 11, 2012 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Dad, Larry Lovgren on March 11, 2012, at the age of 77 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Larry was born in Morrow County, Oregon, in 1934, he grew up on a farm where they grew grain and raised cattle. After graduation he married Joan Thomas in 1955 and moved to Canada in search of a piece of land with water. They settled in the Squam Bay Valley where they shared many happy years raising their family. After our mother’s death, Dad married Darlene in 2000, and he was able to do some traveling. He lived on the farm until being admitted into Forest View Place in the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater, B.C., in 2008. Survived by a sister Donna (Vince) Allman of Pendleton, Oregon, four daughters, Vicky (Tom) Davis of Barriere, Jan Davis of Kamloops, Brenda (Gordon) Wilson of Little Fort and Beisecker, Alberta, Jacki (Wayne) Van Sickle of Squam Bay, B.C., and he also leaves behind nine grandchildren: Justin (Sheshawna) Davis, Deana Davis (Destry Nowoczin), Joe, Kevin and Lauren Davis, Tyler Wilson, Katelyn Wilson (Brandon Abel), Jacob Van Sickle (Kim Monsos), Trevor Van Sickle, and four great grandchildren: Austin and Kace Davis, Luke Abel & Gavin Van Sickle. Predeceased by his parents Victor Arthur Lovgren in 1991, and Jessie Irene Lovgren (nee McDaniel) in 1974, his first wife Joan June Lovgren in 1995, his brother

Dean Arthur Lovgren in 1983, and grandson Tyrell Dean Wilson in 1984. Dad loved and took great pride in his work and his farm. He drove cat, building roads for Mac Allen Logging for around 40 years, only taking time off to put up hay on the family farm in the summer, and in the fall he would take a week or so to go hunting with his buddies in Northern British Columbia. He was a great story teller and always had a sense of humor. Dad was a great mechanic; he could make any old piece of machinery run, which came in handy on the farm. He was a man that never raised his voice to his girls, always a gentleman, with never a harsh word to say about anyone. He was a friend to many and will be missed by all who knew him. The family would like to offer special thanks to the nurses and staff at Forest View Place. Memorial donations in Dad’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, North Central Interior, Box 277, Stn. M, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 5K6, if friends so desire. A memorial service is to be held at a later date. Online condolences can be made to Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Barriere, B.C., 250-672-1999.


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


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

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

584 Barkley Rd • 3 bed 2 bath MLS 100926 $179,500

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

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

4752 Spruce Cres. • MLS 106614 Unfin at RiverWalk. Developer pay closing cost $175,000

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

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

4615 Airfield Rd MLSMLS108327 Perfect starter/retirement 2bdrm 1bath on .68 acre lot. Close to all amenities $135,000 NEW



4776 Spruce Cres • 2bd 2bath, geothermal MLS102388 $429,900 4811 Spruce Cres. • 2bdrm, 2bath, Geo heat, MLS106545 $395,000 538 Oriole Way MLS107873 Exec. 1676sqft 2bed 2bath main, Full basement w/office. Inlaw potential $369,000 NEW 4809 Spurce Cres • MLS 106586 Tasteful Rancher at RiverWalk. Developer to pay closing cost. $355,000 NEW.PRICE


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

Residential with Acreage

4789 Birch Lane • Newly Built 1191sf 2 Bed, 2 Bath 1/2 Duplex MLS 106102 $240,000 366 Stains Rd • .94 acre, 3 bed 2 bath MLS104300 $236,500 566 McLean Rd MLS 106378 1344sf 3bd, 2bath $229,900 4809 Dunn Lake MLS 108358 1176sqft, 3 bdrm 1 bath interior facelift & energy efficient upgrades$199,000 NEW 705 Barriere Lks Rd • .5 acre with shop 2 bed 2 bath MLS105792 $192,500

470 Oriole • MLS 101022 Reno’d $289,500

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mobile Home

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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



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

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


4269 Yellowhead Hwy • Hwy exposure $337,000

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

10-4510 Power Rd • 3 bed 2 bath MLS 103253 $124,900

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

6041 Creekside road (to new) 1700+sf log home on 10+ acres near Rec Lakes $537,000.

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

6088 Barriere Lks Rd • Rancher 10 usable Acres MLS 103196 455,000 NEW.PRICE

1796 Pinegrove, McLure. MLS108261• 3900sqft, 4+1 bdrm, 4 bath Capecod on lndscp & fenced acre $349,000 NEW


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

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


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

2708 Barriere Lks Rd • 22.3acres river front MLS 104163 $449,000

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

Building Lots & Acreage

693 Stone Rd Louis Cr • MLS106433 1510sf 3bdrm,3bath 2acres $379,000

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

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


2785 Barriere Lakes Rd Mins from E&N Lks 19.8acres, drilled well & 2 building sites $149,900 NEW Lot 3 Boulder Mountain Road MLS 101053 $119,900 924 Harvey Road • 10 acres MLS(R) 101604 $120,000 3148 Glengrove •15 acres MLS 86777 $110,000 900 Harvey Road • 10 acres MLS(R) 101603 $110,000

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

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

Kamloops & Area 570 Sun Rivers Dr. • 5bdrm 3 bath executive MLS 105996 $569,000 NEW.PRICE Home on 1 acre near Monte Lake MLS105178 $284,900


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Beautifully fenced flat ground w/nice layout of a home on town water w/detached workshop/garage. 3 bdrm on main floor but 3rd bedroom converted to utility/freezer rm. Upgrades like new 200 amp electrical service, forced air electric furnace w/heat-pump, bath re-done, new lino & laminate flooring. g Great curb appeal.

Nicely Treed 9.88 Acre parcel on paved road within fire protected area, supplied with community water system. A lot of development for building is done with gravel driveway in and Water underground to not one but two building sites. Hydro, telephone and internet services at lot line. Your pplans could happen p quickly and easily.

Wonderful weather year round in this small friendly community of Vavenby with it’s well known Micro Climate. Nicely designed featuring lighted beam ceiling, 2 bdrm w/their own baths. Kitchen, dining & living rm in open concept, & 3/4 length covered deck for all weather enjoyment. j y Free standingg wood heating in living rm.

Make the Dream - Log/Frame home w/Island Kitchen - Knotty Pine wood work/veranda - 17’x14’6”/Guest Cabin w/1/2 loft. 29’5”x31’ barn w/ loft - 32’x38’ detached shop/garage w/10’5”x32’ shelter - 33’x12’ woodshed - 10’x6’ Greenhouse, gardens, fruit trees, pasture, ponds, bisected byy Miracle Creek w/walk across bridge.



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9861/9857 CHURCH ST. - LITTLE FORT Sound older home, many updates including insulation re roof & walls, vinyl siding, 100 amp serv., drilled well, lam flooring, updated septic, forced air furn, HW tank, metal roof, screen encl. deck off kitchen. The covered veranda w/arbors & gazebo, wonderful curb appeal, drawing you in w/it’s massive rooms & unique windows.


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


Boasting comfortable living & expansive entertain areas in & out. This open living home received extensive reno’s in 2005. Pictures speak a thousand words & this definitely fits the bill. New Kitchen w/full island. Balcony view off the lvng rm leading out to cover Outdoor Enjoyment.

kept basement entry 4 bdrm, 3 bath home. Wood framed windows, single car garage, asphalt driveway, fully fenced, with gazebo, wood shed & large storage shed. Great neighborhood to raise family. Set up nicely for In-law suite. Wood/electric forced air furnace.






397 MCLEAN RD BARRIERE Unique Designed Luxury

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

GLENGROVE ESTATE backing & road access to Crown Lands. Gorgeous views from several Flat, cleared areas. Close to town, within Fire Protected Area, Everything ready to go; septic in, well in, driveway in & Hydro in. Build your dream home.

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



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




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







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



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

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

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

COMMUNITY When we sell a property, the Brokerage & Rep jointly donate $50 to a local charity or nonprofit organization of the Seller’s choice ROGER & KATRIN POWELL CLW FOOD BANK


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


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Rebirth and renewal

The Easter egg hunt

In some traditions, Holy Week begins as a sober event, as people remember Jesus’ suffering, betrayal, and torture on the cross. Then, on Easter Sunday, many churches rise with dawn and start the day with a candle light vigil, honouring Christ as light of the world. Easter church services are lively and festive, and many baptisms take place on this day. Easter does not have a fixed date, like Christmas. Instead, it is determined by the lunar cycle and is always celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after the spring Equinox.

Believers celebrate Besides Christmas, the celebration of Christ’s resurrection at Easter is the most important event on the Christian calendar.


For some of the more traditional Christan churches, Easter marks the end of Holy Week and the period of Lent. Holy week starts on Palm Sunday, with the celebration of the triumphal entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem. Later in the week, Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper. On this evening, bread, which represents the body of Christ, and wine, which represents the blood of Christ, is shared in remembrance of Jesus’ last meal with the apostles.

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Next, Good Friday is a day of mourning as people remember the torture and suffering of Jesus on the cross, as well as His terrible death. Nothing is celebrated on Holy Saturday until dusk. Rather, churches are cleaned, and in the Catholic Church, the tabernacle is left empty and open. In very traditional churches, an Easter vigil to celebrate the resurrection starts in the evening and culminates with a rousing Easter Sunday service, full of joy and song. In Europe, many children are familiar with a legend that tells of how churchbell chimes fly away to Rome on Maundy Thursday and will return on Easter Sunday in time for the celebrations. And in many countries, faithful Catholics await Easter as the day when the Pope gives a special blessing for believers and for the entire world.

What a lovely springtime sight to see: giggling children with baskets in hand, hunting for Easter eggs at school, at home, or around the neighbourhood. With the return of milder weather, an Easter egg hunt is a great way to celebrate this spring festival, and it is also a way for families to keep alive a very ancient tradition for future generations of children. To organize an Easter egg hunt, buy some foilwrapped chocolates to hide high and low, or buy some empty plastic eggs from a dollar store and fill them with chocolates, candies, and other small surprises, such as erasers, Easter-themed stickers, whistles, and coins. If you’d like to go one step further, you could include little notes in some of the plastic eggs. The children who find these eggs can claim special surprises by following the instructions in the note. Make the directions as simple or as complicated as you like, depending on the age of the children and how much time and patience you have to organize it all. You might lead them on a treasure hunt, or require them to mime an animal or sing a song. Everyone will have fun enjoying these unforgettable moments. Excited children adore rushing to find their share of treats, parents have fun hiding eggs, and of course grandparents love to take photos of all the action. Just remember that it’s always best to organize this hunt for the morning, when everyone has lots of energy — especially Mom and Dad!

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Christ died and rose again during Passover, a celebration He would have observed as a Jew. Today, Easter is the biggest festival in the Christian calendar, as people honour the gift of eternal life that He bestowed when He died on the cross. That Jesus rose again represents the victory of life over death, of light over darkness, and of love over hate.


Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches will celebrate Easter on April 8 this year. Easter is a day of rejoicing for all believers as they commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after He died on the cross and was buried in a tomb near Jerusalem.

Kids love to hunt for Easter eggs!


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Spring maintenance for your home Has harsh winter weather damaged your home? Has snow clearing ruined your flowerbeds? Has the wind torn off some of your roof shingles? Spring brings lots of little fix-ups that need your attention, but for most of them you don’t need to be an expert in renovations. The exterior of a home usually needs some preventive maintenance in the spring, once all risk of freezing has passed. A few simple tasks will be sufficient to improve the appearance and the value of your residence. FOUNDATIONS Check to ensure that no new cracks have appeared and that existing ones have not increased in size. Call in an expert to fill the cracks and solve the problem once and for all. WINDOWS If the paint on windows, outside cladding, or the patio has peeled, the wood is probably damp. Any rotten wood should be replaced before repainting. DRIVEWAY Examine your driveway and other paved surfaces, including those of indoor garages. Identify all the potholes and cracks in the asphalt that will have to be repaired. Stepping stones in walkways that have broken, chipped, lifted, or sunk over the winter will also need repairing. GUTTERS Once the blossoms from spring-flowering trees have fallen, clean the gutters even if you did them in the fall. Take advantage of this extra cleaning to make sure the anchors aren’t loose and that your gutters are draining efficiently. Use a garden hose to detect any leaks and ensure that water drains freely through the downspouts and away from the house.

Plan ahead for your patio A patio adjacent to a home often becomes an extension of its living space and the centre of family life during the summer months. You might say it is really the first room to welcome the spring sunshine. So why not defy the last days of winter and get your patio ready for your family’s outdoor activities. A place to entertain and relax throughout the summer, your patio deserves all your attention. There are plenty of ways to accessorize it before the warm weather arrives. New trends start appearing in shops and specialized boutiques in March, so keep your eyes open for patio sets, planters, and outdoor cooking equipment that will make outdoor living fun and easy. From sunshades to dishes, and from seat cushions to flower pots, match the style of your patio to your own tastes. At this time of year, there’s no chance any items will be out of stock! For patio furniture, take your time and shop around to compare all the choices available to you. Wood, steel, rattan, and resin are all available. If you need some advice about durability and suitability, springtime is the best moment to get the full attention of the garden furniture expert at your local hardware store or home decorating store. If some work needs to be done to improve or update your porch or patio, calling in a professional in the low season can be much more economical. Even though the price of materials doesn’t change much in the summer months, that certainly doesn’t apply to the price of labour!

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A fifth wheel i s a type of travel trailer which has to be pulled by a truck equipped with a specialized hitch. This type of trailer is often much more spacious than a regular travel trailer, or caravan, and can include a place for cooking, a refrigerator, heating and air-conditioning systems, a flush toilet, a propane tank and a separate electrical system. They have enough space for several people. The tent-trailer, or folding tent-trailer, is the least expensive of the recreational vehicles. Light, economical, easy to pull, easy to put up and dismantle, the tent-trailer is perfect for young families and can accommodate up to six people. Its basic equipment includes a place for cooking, a water system and a source of propane. Some models also include a heating system and a separate electrical system.









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As its name indicates, the motor home is autonomous because of having its own engine. The Class A models are the top of the line in the world of recreational vehicles, reproducing all the comforts of home and big enough to accommodate several people. These models are built on a bus-type platform. Class B models are built from a regular truck to which a raised roof is added. Even though they are more modest, they are more versatile and much easier to handle.

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Nude pink denim is hot this season All great fashion trends are cyclical and tend to resurface every now and then as the years go by. It’s no surprise, then, to see the glamorous styles of the 1950s gaining ground this spring. The idea is not to produce carbon copies of the diva look of that decade but rather to adapt it to the urban elegance of 2012.

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The trendsetting style of the season: the pencil skirt. Featuring highwaist styling, this slim fitting skirt falls to knee-length and gives a sensuous line to the woman’s body. A distressed-jean pencil skirt opens doors to a multitude of possible combinations that will adapt easily to a wardrobe. Matched with a casual top or a tailored blouse, the pencil skirt is ideal for any occasion. If you love flaunting your sexy, with-it side, you’ll want to find a skirt or pants in nude pink denim. Flesh-coloured jeans are replacing white jeans for a fresh summer look. Prepare to turn heads, though, because at a glance, jeans in neutral tones can give the impression that you’re wearing nothing!


One way to offset the nude effect is by pairing the jeans with a chambray shirt or a shawl-necked top. This will balance the outfit while giving it a touch of the masculine. On the other hand, you can emphasize the ultra-feminine look of nude pink jeans by accessorizing them with a pair of cream pumps for a sexy, leggy effect.


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Nude pink jeans are replacing white ones this spring. (Photo Second Clothing/Jimmy Hamelin)

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The timeless raincoat Take inspiration from the great designers in order to stay warm and dry during the cool weather of early spring. A great style to adopt at this time of year is one that we’ve seen on fashion catwalks many times over the years: the raincoat modeled on the Burberry trench coat. Designers are continually updating this ever popular clothing item. If you want to stay with the trend this year; all you have to do is look at the latest styles the stars are wearing. The first step in choosing the perfect raincoat is to decide which variation is right for you. Do the straight lines of the military style appeal to you, or perhaps the more feminine effect of the flounced cape? Many options are available, allowing you to personalize your “trench” to your heart’s content.

There are also many ways to wear a raincoat at this time of year. If you are burning with impatience to flaunt your legs after a long, cold winter, then combine the raincoat with a pencil skirt for the ultimate in leggy looks. Bear in mind that a wide belt wrapped tight at the waist of a trench coat is extremely flattering for most figures. Worn over jeans and a white tailored blouse, a wide open raincoat with the belt looped around and knotted at the back creates a casual boyish look. However you wear it, this timeless and highly versatile fashion item should certainly take a front row seat in all spring wardrobes. It is well worth investing in a good quality trench coat that will last for seasons to come.

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VISIT AN ORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST: YOUR DENTIST Maintaining healthy teeth and gums means working closely with your dentist. Regular dental check-ups allow this specialist to detect any problems and take the necessary preventive measures to keep them under control. During a check-up, let your dentist know about any change in the general state of your health. For example, your dental health might be affected if you’re pregnant, if you’ve started taking medications since your last visit, or if you suffer from allergies. Your dentist watches out for signs and symptoms of gum disease, cavities, infections, the wearing down of tooth enamel due to teeth grinding, and any other problem that could be harmful to your health. A thorough cleaning takes up a major part of a visit to the dentist, but it’s worth every second of your time. Indeed, professional cleaning is vital in the prevention of gum disease, one of the most common problems in adults. Some stains can also be removed during this procedure and the appearance of your teeth improved. During the examination it’s possible that

fluoride in the form of a gel or foam will be applied to your teeth in order to help prevent tooth decay. Many modern dental clinics are equipped for tooth restoration and replacement. If you’re missing one or several teeth, your dentist will offer advice on the best way for you to prevent long term jawbone deterioration and the shifting of teeth. He or she might suggest a bridge, prosthesis, implants, or some other long-term plan for care. Your dentist knows all the different treatments that are available to you and can help you make the right dental care choices. He or she could refer you to a denturist if you need a dental prosthesis, to an orthodontist if you have an anomaly in the positioning or alignment of your teeth or jaw, or to a periodontist if you have a periodontal disease.

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