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The Central Cariboo Arts Centre is a busy place on Saturday mornings. Recently there was a tapestry weaving workshop taking place with instructor Marg Evans, potters working and learning new techniques from each other, and an artist’s group participating in a framing workshop. Here Cariboo Potters Guild member Joan Beck describes how to make wheel-thrown plates to learners Kim Kaytor and Tyanna Dixon, before demonstrating the art. The potters are among local groups to receive grants under the new Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Function of the Cariboo Regional District. For more on those grants and what they are for turn to page A22.

The Sam Ketcham Pool is scheduled to re-open on Friday at 5:30 p.m. A liquid chlorine injection system is now in place to disinfect the pool water, and approvals have been given from regulating authorities. Facility maintenance staff will be trained on the system this week and lifeguards will participate in some training as well. All chlorine gas has been removed from the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Work on a long-term solution for the pool continues. A mechanical engineering firm is working on an analysis of systems and will provide a report outlining options, costs, and a recommendation on which option to use. This report is not expected before April. Costs for the new system have yet to be finalized.  Registration is available for Tuesday and Thursday swim lessons.

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Candidates’ campaign spending released Campaign spending for the November 2011 William Lake municipal election reveals that mayoral candidate Scott Nelson spent the most at $34,399, while two of the people running for council, Geoff Bourdon and Tanessa Fairburn, each spent zero. All of the candidates had to file

the amounts they had expended by March 19, and Wednesday the city confirmed the above and following amounts were spent by the candidates. Kerry Cook, who ran for mayor, spent $11,046. Walt Cobb, who also ran for mayor, expended $9,842.90.

The amounts spent by the others running for council were Surinderpal Rathor, $5,644.24; Richard Vollo, $5,050.18; Laurie Walters, $4,776.76; Peter Bowman, $2,796.76; Michael Bouchard, $2,789.42; Sue Zacharias, $2,147.69; Ivan Bonnell, $1,566.07; Mike Ja-

cobson, $1,636.70; Gordon Keener, $795.65; Danica Hughes, $522.85; and Steve Forseth $343.84. Paul Kandola has not filed yet. Cook was elected mayor, along with councillors Bourdon, Rathor, Bonnell, Hughes, Walters and Zacharias.

Bruce MacLeod gets ready for Hansen celebration Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Williams Lake’s final medal bearer for the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Tour is getting ready for the big day. Speaking from his home in Horsefly, Bruce MacLeod says the first time he saw Hansen was when he was letting the world know that he was planning to wheelchair around the world. “He was in Mike Harcourt’s office when Mike was the mayor of Vancouver and he was announcing his goal to the world,” MacLeod recalls. Hansen had a huge gold fish

bowl in his lap and Harcourt put some cash in the bowl. “Rick was announcing his goal and it was outrageous. I remember thinking for a man to do something like that and put it all on the line before he’s even done it is huge,” MacLeod says. Throughout the 25th anniversary tour, MacLeod has watched some of the footage on the Internet and continues to be impressed. “I watched the relay as it arrived in Calgary. See CELEBRATION Page A3

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Bruce MacLeod (left), helps people to make Japanese Gyotako fish prints during the Horsefly Salmon Festival last fall.


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On behalf of Williams Lake Minor Hockey, the club’s administrator Pam Povelofskie (left) and president Jonathan Jackson accept a Community Spirit Certificate from the city, presented by Mayor Kerry Cook (right) on Tuesday.

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Celebration starts at 4 p.m. Sunday Continued From Page A1 “They’ve sure been out there in the cold weather,” he adds. Voicing his admiration for Hansen, MacLeod says he did something no one else is ever going to do. “Try and do that today, with security and all, it wouldn’t work,” MacLeod says of the original Man in Motion World Tour. MacLeod says he is putting the final touches on his three-minute speech, and he’s a bit nervous because giving speeches is not something he does much of these days.

“I’m usually the guy in the back room, putting the right people together or making suggestions,” he says. This will be the second time MacLeod’s spoken to a large crowd. When he was in college, he was invited to the Robson Media Centre. “I was living on Vancouver Island at the time and I went over on the ferry, got in there, had a speech prepared, but when I got up on the stage and there was all the bright lights, I was like a deer in the headlights,” he recalls. Hopefully this time around, he’ll be at ease because he will be among people he knows.

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A composite drawing of the Rick Hansen monument shows the design and size of the statue, which will be unveiled Sunday. Amongst the crowd on Sunday will be MacLeod’s two grandsons who are coming up for the event from Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

“I’ll at least know someone,” he says, chuckling. The Man in Motion 25th Anniversary Tour takes place in Williams

Lake at the Cariboo Memorial Complex on Sunday, March 25. With an End of Day Celebration beginning at 4 p.m. at the Cariboo Me-

morial Complex, locals and visitors will enjoy a traditional First Nations welcome and smudging, entertainment, a family barbecue, and a celebration cake. The line-up of entertainment includes the Cariboo Men’s Choir, Robyn Ferguson, LeRae Haynes and friends, Cindy Lightfoot and friends, and Don Alder. At 5:30 p.m. the official speeches will begin, and Miss Canada International Anna Dell will sing the national anthem. Of course, the height of the event will be when Hansen addresses the crowd. By the time Hansen arrives in Williams

Lake, the tour will have spanned almost 12,000 kilometres and involved 7,000 Canadians who have made a difference. Several other people from Williams Lake and area are medal bearers and can be seen throughout the city before MacLeod reaches the complex. On Monday, March 26 Hansen will visit Columneetza Secondary School — his former high school. Then, at 11 a.m., the Rick Hansen Man in Motion World Tour commemorative statue will be unveiled at the Tourism Discovery Centre. On Tuesday, the relay will continue south to 150 Mile House.

MoneySense ranks Williams Lake in bottom two Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Williams Lake has ranked 189 out of 190, in MoneySense Magazine’s latest 190 Best Cities to Live findings. In 2010 the city ranked 177 out of 180. The city received its best rankings in per-

centage of discretionary income. It ranked 37 for having 28.4 per cent of incomes being discretionary, and a rank of 49 for having 136.8 days of precipitation. The worst rankings, however, were for 5,257 violent crimes, ranking the city at 188; for total crimes of 29,356, result-

ing in a ranking of 187; and for crime severity at 211.6, ranking it at 186. Those crime rates, however, were based on 2010 Canadian Centre for Justice statistics, MoneySense states in the explanation of its rankings. Other measurements included the percent-

age of people biking and walking to work, which was 7.1 per cent; the average house price, $273,900; and the percentage of people driving 2009-2011 vintage cars, which was 8.96 per cent. In the category of population growth, MoneySense deter-

mined that an annual rate of 7.9 per cent was considered ideal. Anything below or above that rate lost points and cities with a population loss got zero. Between 2006 and 2011, Williams Lake’s population rate declined by 1.4 per cent, causing it to receive a rank

of 164. The same is true for the subcategory of precipitation, which makes up part of the weather category. The ideal number is 700 millimetres a year, with anything above or below that losing points accordingly. Williams Lake had 450.3 mm

of precipitation, and ranked 78. It ranked 153 for pollution and 178 for employing 0.68 per cent of the population in arts, culture and sports. Ottawa, Ont., ranked the highest, New Glasgow, N.S. ranked the lowest, while Quesnel ranked 173 and Kamloops ranked 44.

Cariboo-Chilcotin trails receive gov’t funding Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Trail systems in the Cariboo Chilcotin have received a shot in the arm from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development’s Recreation Program to the tune of about $1.3 million. One of the recipients, the Cariboo Regional District, will receive $410,250 to develop or expand wheelchair accessible wilderness trails. “The funds will cover 75 per cent of the projects and we’ve applied to Cariboo Chilcotin

Beetle Action Committee and Northern Development Initiative Trust to cover the rest,” CRD chair Al Richmond says, adding the CRD is trying to access as much grant money for the Cariboo as it can. Additional support will also come in the form of in-kind work that community groups involved with each particular trail will contribute. There’ll be a combination of hiring local contractors, sourcing from local suppliers, and a considerable amount of volunteer work, Richmond explains.

Many of those groups have done preliminary work, but will now be able to do more detailed work now that they know how much money they will have to work with. Community groups benefiting from the funds in the vicinity of Williams Lake are the Lac La Hache Community Club (Felker Homestead Garlic Festival Trail), Horsefly River Roundtable (Salmon Spawning Trail), Gavin Lake Forest Education Society (Gavin Lake River Mouth), Alexis Creek Community Services Soci-

ety (Bull Canyon and Alexis Creek), Likely Chamber of Commerce (Quesnel Forks and Bullion Pit Lookout), Friends of Churn Creek/ Canoe Creek Band (Churn Creek Protected Area) and Russet Bluff Comm. Assoc./Williams Lake Band (Russet Bluff/Sugar Cane Forest). Other groups falling under the same application include Parkland Recreation Commission, 108 Greenbelt Commission, Hun City Bike Club, Roe Lake and District Rec. Commission, Friends of Barkerville, Cariboo

Ski Touring Club and Bouchie Lake Recreation. The project will see the widening of trails, reduction of steep grades, improvement of trail surfaces, brush clearing, installation of wheelchair accessible benches, picnic tables and outhouses. “The best part of this thing is that it’s communities from the south Cariboo right through to the north Cariboo. There are a variety of recipients and it’s a great opportunity to share that money throughout the region,” Richmond says, adding he has

also received calls from many young moms with babes in strollers who also really appreciate using the wheelchair accessible trails that are already in place. Cariboo MLA Donna Barnett was in Williams Lake Monday to let media know about the funding announcement. She says the funds are part of a $30 million dollar grant program announced by the premier in the fall. “We were very successful in the Cariboo and received four grants — three in my riding — one for Williams Lake for $550,640 to extend

the city’s river valley network through the development of an underpass to link the trail system to the Stampede Ground’s Equestrian trail system,” Barnett says, The current layout of that trail system does not provide access to all parts of the trails. The new connection will result in more than 16 kilometres of trail extending from the Stampede Grounds to the Fraser River, greatly enhancing its utilization. See FUNDING Page A4

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Advisory Planning Commission may be disbanded After much deliberation city council decided at its regular council meeting Tuesday to bring forward a bylaw to disband the Advisory Planning Commission. It also advised staff to bring back a report outlining additional public consultation options for all development and land-use planning matters. Reading from a report from planning staff, Coun. Sue Zacharias said while the commission considers proposed land-use bylaws or permits, and over the years has been seen as play-

ing an important role to council, its legitimacy has been questioned. “Membership and recruitment, commitment of members, quorums, and research by members into the landuse applications before them, and general interest in the commission are some of the issues the APC faces,” Zacharias said. Staff polled various cities to see how they are addressing APCs. Some had APCs, some had had them, some didn’t have them anymore, and some were in the process of thinking about forming one because of overwhelming participation.

“We’ve come to this point, but there will be a process to find better ways to deal with development and landuse planning matters,” Zacharias said. Coun. Ivan Bonnell described the APC as a discretionary authority that was established in the community in the 1960s and continued through the years. “Changes in development, changes in planning subdivisions, and other development processes also have public input on them. Given the fact that all those changes have been happening, the current structure of the APC has been diminishing,” Bonnell

said, adding it has nothing to do with anyone in particular. Opposing the disband, Coun. Surinderpal Rathor said he’s heard from people that the APC should remain in place. If recruitment is the problem, he suggested that council members should take it on themselves to recruit members, and that refresher courses be offered for members on the APC. “I personally feel we should not abandon it,” he said. Cook responded that the decision wasn’t arrived at easily. “This has come about because over the last two

years we have very few meetings of the APC that had a quorum and sometimes we only had two people,” she said, adding the APC has only been able to forward notes of meetings to council because it can’t make recommendations without a quorum. Bonnell added he

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Mayor Kerry Cook says she remembers very well when council was at UBCM in September and Premier Christy Clark announced the funding opportunity. “We were wondering as a community what projects we should put

forward,” Cook recalls. “I’m very excited we were one of 98 successful applicants,” Cook says. “It’s great news for our community.” The funds from the province will cover 80 per cent of the cost of underpass link — council has committed the other 20 per cent, which is $138,000. Improved access to

the River Valley will promote pedestrian transportation and a healthy lifestyle via a trail that is accessible to people of any level of ability, Cook adds. Barnett also announced that 100 Mile House received $280,000 for improvement to the Bridge Creek trails in the city’s park, while Wells re-

disbanding it then and it just never happened,” he said, adding that council and the public have access to all the documents that come before the APC. In the end Bonnell, Zacharias, Coun. Danica Hughes voted to disband. Rathor was opposed.

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doesn’t think disbanding the APC will be a loss because there will still be a number of wide open opportunities for input on development applications. “The mechanism we had in the past was the APC. When I was back in office a decade ago we were considering

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Baby Jayce born with strong will to survive Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer When little Jayce Connor Parker makes his journey home to Williams Lake next month he’ll arrive here around his due date. Born on Dec. 26 at Cariboo Memorial Hospital at 25.5 weeks gestation and weighing one pound, 13 ounces, Jayce has spent the last three months at Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. On March 19, his mom Megan Ward, 24, said her son was doing really well and is breathing completely on his own. The next step, she says, is learning how to feed. Up until now he’s had a feeding tube directly down his throat to his stomach. She’s been expressing milk every day, which is then poured down a vial into the tube, and he’s had formula to augment what she can provide. He now weighs five pounds, two ounces, which is a long way from December. “He was a little guy, pretty much the size of my hand. His arms and legs were about as round as a pinky finger,” Ward recalls, adding the first week she cried every time she saw him and wondered how he would survive because he was so tiny. Within 45 minutes of an emergency caesarian section Jayce and Ward were transported by air ambulance to Vancouver. Upon arrival, Ward and her partner Drew Parker were told their son had a 50/50 chance. “It really depended on him and his will to survive,” Ward notes, adding his lungs were very damaged. After they incubated him they had to stick a tube down his throat to help him breath. The tube, however, created scar tissue and made his lungs very stiff, not elastic like most babies’ lungs. He was on that breathing tube for two months and on a machine that vibrated non-stop to help release C02, Ward says. “It was odd, especially when you’d go in to touch him and he was shaking. It was very uncomfortable and you could tell he didn’t enjoy it at all.” When he was able to graduate to using a

been difficult, yet now that it’s almost coming to an end, and the family can head home, Ward’s feeling relieved. Looking back Ward figures because Jayce was born on Boxing Day that’s made him a toughie from the very beginning. “He’s a fighter, that’s for sure,” she says. ScotiaBank employees in Williams Lake fundraised $1,426 for the family through a raffle, with prints donated by local artist Randi Evans won by Duane Wycotte and a hockey package won by Mark Taylor. Ward’s mom, Margaret Ward, works at the bank and says they also received a big donation from an anonymous donor. “The support from the community has been unbelievable,” she says.

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Jayce Connor Ward was born Dec. 26 at Cariboo Memorial Hospital, at 25 weeks and 4 days gestation. Here he is three months later. breathing mask, she was thankful. Jayce also experienced heart problems. His pulmonary diastolic artery didn’t close when he was born and fluids were rushing into his lungs. He was medicated in hopes that it would close. When it didn’t close up right away, the doctors waited a couple of weeks. Eventually it closed enough that they weren’t worried, and then it closed right up on its own. “There was a chance he was going to have surgery on it, but thankfully that’s no longer an issue,” Ward says. Intestinal problems also abounded, with blood in his stools. His health digressed to a point where his parents would lift his arm and he would let it drop because he was so exhausted. He even developed the start of pneumonia in the upper lobe of his lungs. However, the medication they used for his intestines also helped his lungs.

Once he was over those two humps he began to make strides. Ward does recall a day where the doctor pulled her and Drew aside and said she wasn’t telling them to call a priest right away, but it wasn’t looking very good. But after that conversation, Jayce did an upward climb, proved the doctor wrong and showed her he was here to fight. In fact, there were many times throughout the first few months where the doctor would predict how things were going to transpire, and Jayce would do the opposite. “It was almost like reverse psychology,” Ward suggests. Describing the experience as a roller-coaster ride, riddled with ups and downs, Ward believes it has made her a stronger person. She never imagined going through something like this and says it’s made her very grateful for her family. “It brings a whole new

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ome excellent news for our trail network this week — the city has been approved for a $550,000 Community Recreation Program grant from the province for the construction of an underpass of the CN Rail line at the former Praxair site on Mackenzie Avenue. This underpass will be an important link in the From the city’s Mayor’s developChair ment of Kerry Cook a trail network which connects the lake, River Valley, Westside, South Lakeside, downtown core, and the community. This is one of the top priorities in the Parks, Trails, and Outdoor Recreation Master Plan. This is another great example of how partnerships help build our community. Council has also committed about $138,000 to this project. I want to highlight all of the volunteers who made the celebration of the city’s 83rd birthday last week a standing-room only success. Council appreciates the hard work our dedicated Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin volunteers do to preserve, promote, and celebrate our heritage. It looks like spring might finally be on its way! I spent a wonderful afternoon with my grandson at Kiwanis Park, and it was packed. We’re fortunate to have accessible, safe, and family-friendly facilities like this. He told me, “Gamma, I sure wike the park!� I want to invite everyone to help us celebrate this Sunday as our hometown hero Rick Hansen comes to town as part of his 25th Anniversary Relay celebrating the Man in Motion tour. Hansen’s vision and leadership has been an inspiration to everyone. As someone who grew up with a family member in a wheelchair, I know how vital Hansen’s passion and the work of his foundation is to promoting accessibility and supporting spinal cord injury research. The celebration starts at 4 p.m. with a family barbecue put on by Rotarians and local entertainers at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, and the official program begins at 5:30. Come out and celebrate! Kerry Cook is the mayor of Williams Lake.

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Welcome Hansen back Rick Hansen was in the back of a truck when it suddenly swerved and hit a tree. The collision caused the then-15-year-old Hansen to sustain a spinal cord injury, which paralyzed him from the waist down. Hansen, who grew up Williams Lake, worked on rehabilitation and completed high school and became the first student with a physical disability to graduate in physical education from the University of British Columbia. His achievements didn’t end there. He won national championships in wheelchair volleyball and wheelchair basketball and became a world-class champion wheelchair marathoner and Paralympic athlete, to name a few of his many accomplishments. But it wasn’t until 1985 when Hansen began his Man in Motion Tour, an achievement that has earned him recognition across the globe that he travelled around in his wheelchair. Hansen spent 26 months traversing more than 40,000 kilometres through 34 countries before re-

turning to Vancouver where he started his journey that was inspired by British Columbian athlete and fellow international hero Terry Fox. Hansen’s tour raised $26 million for spinal cord research and quality of life initiatives, which continue to be his focus today. The Rick Hansen Foundation, of which Hansen is the president and CEO, has raised more than $200 million for spinal cord injury related programs. On Sunday, the Man in Motion will be back in Williams Lake as part of the 25th Anniversary Rick Hansen Relay, and will be joined by Bruce MacLeod of Horsefly, the final medal bearer. MacLeod will be on the main stage to share his own story. Come out and attend the End of Day Celebration to welcome Hansen and MacLeod and others in attendance. It takes place at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, with entertainment to begin at 4 p.m. and official proceedings to begin at 5:30 p.m. See you there!

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ast week the minister of finance floated the idea that B.C. might support the relocation of welfare recipients, on a voluntary basis, from the Lower Mainland to parts of the province where there are job vacancies. This appears to be an ill-formed idea for a multitude of reasons. However, the fact that MLA the idea Musings is being Bob Simpson floated speaks to an issue the government must start to grapple with in a more deliberate way than simply floating out trial balloons. That issue is where we’re going to get the trained workforce to support the variety of major projects that will potentially be initiated in B.C. over the coming decade. The proponents of the first LNG plant in Kitimat have stated publicly that worker shortages will threaten the economic viability of their and other LNG projects. The costs of the Site C project, if it’s approved, are likely to escalate dramatically as well due to workforce issues alone. Supplying the workforce for new mines, four LNG plants, various pipeline projects, the expansion of shale gas development, and all the associated service sector businesses that will support these major projects will require creative thinking and deliberate planning — by government.  Only government has the overall responsibility and capacity to do this level of planning. It will demand a higher level of co-ordination and thoughtfulness than simply floating out trial balloons about relocating welfare recipients. And, it’ll require an increased investment in post-secondary education and training, not the decrease we’re seeing in that budget item over the next three years.  For our region, a well-planned workforce transition strategy is needed as soon as possible, as our log supply will decrease dramatically, as early as three years from now. It may not be welfare recipients who will need help relocating if we don’t have a plan for this potentially dramatic transition. Bob Simpson is the Independent MLA for Cariboo North.


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Programs need to be digitized Editor: An open letter to Richard Harris, MP for Cariboo-Prince George. In light of the forthcoming budget from our government, we wish to express to you the importance of maintaining and developing national programs for digital inclusion in order to assure that all Canadians can use and have access to technologies in constant evolution. As you know, to a large extent, thanks to the support of the community access program (CAP) and its youth initiative (CAP YI), the Internet community access centres are at the core of an immense national network of places that every year help

hundreds of thousands of people to integrate new technologies into their lives. These centres and their young co-ordinators offer training courses for different software, help with job searching, offer access to several services as well as an opportunity for better cultural integration. Working within both public and private sectors, due to experienced personnel, the centres also offer several complementary services that range from video editing to website creation to innovation through uses. Thus, the thousands of young interns that take part in the CAP YI project acquire a unique experience that allows them to become active

citizens. The contribution of the Internet community access centres as well as that of the workers and volunteers largely supports the efforts of Industries Canada. Yet the community groups have limited resources and cannot satisfy the needs of the population alone. It is for these reasons that we ask the Canadian government to maintain, update and expand these programs. Bear in mind that you will have the full support of the Chilcotin region in the development of a new vision for a digital Canada. John Kerr Tatlayoko Think Tank Ltd., Tatlayoko Lake, B.C.

Wilson’s letter fails to connect the dots Editor: Doug Wilson’s latest narcissistic letter identifies a naive diagnosis and solution to indigenous people’s problems. Notably, like many who revert to blaming the victim, Wilson centres the problem that indigenous people face as primarily an issue of poverty; however, he does so without explaining how independent sovereign societies were destroyed and then contained within reserves to create and manifest that poverty. As a friend always reminds me, “you cannot talk about poverty without talking about disease, missionaries, the Indian Act, government oppression, without talking about residential schools or stealing other peoples’ children,

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without talking about dispossession, etc.� Failing to connect these dots, Wilson falls into preaching the common fiction or Manichean delirium from a position that suggests: white settler society is superior and Indigenous people remain inherently inferior. Speaking from the context of Attawapiskat, the Enbridge Pipeline and the New Prosperity proposal, Wilson’s argument simply implies: Natives are naturally poor; therefore, to relieve poverty and to be successful, you need to accept settler society’s capitalist economic development activities. This rationale may ring true to people’s Imperial sensitivities, but accepting the history of injustice fails to address the real problem, which reveals the fact that succes-

sive generations of governmental action has managed to create financial and psychological dependency. This is not indigenous people’s fault by choice; it’s a result of state-sponsored actions imposing a divisive political system and reengineering a new reward system that keeps a standing reserve of desperate, poor people, which is strategically meant to guide indigenous people into conformity, or suffer. Wilson’s bi-weekly letters echo the colonial entrapment that settler authorities have constructed to gain access to the land, and arguing uncritically from this position is not an honest reflection of our reality. Russell Myers Williams Lake

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BMXing.

Biking in general.

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Getting back to work and going to the lake.

Fishing, quading and renovating.

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Getting my truck running and jamming.

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The beautiful sounds of spring swoop into the valley

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he first day of spring has come and gone and though the still-frigid mornings we are experiencing these past days seem to contradict its presence, there are yet other signs that argue and confirm its arrival. Such as the bluebirds, Canada geese and swans that showed up about 10 days ago (Alkali Lake valley) and then this past Sunday, the first meadowlark. We heard its beautiful song

Cattle Fodder Liz Twan first and then had to search to make visual confirmation; it was perched high atop a hydro pole loudly trilling its gorgeous spring song. With its very audible voice

and bright yellow visage, the bird is an apt harbinger of spring and adds a cheerful note to any day. I have learned (over the past 30-odd years) from my husband and my neighbours, the Secwepemc word for the meadowlark, cĂşcwle7, one of many native words achieved in my memory. In the fields, young calves romp happily in the afternoon sun; they are not quite so enthusiastic or mobile in the early-morning cold.

Eagle numbers in the valley are on the increase as they tend to congregate in close proximity to the calving grounds; I refer to them as “nature’s clean-up crew� for they sit patiently, high atop a tree or hydro pole keeping an eagle-eye as a cow gives birth. When it appears the process is complete and the calf is up (had its first suck) and the duo has moved along, the waiting eagles swoop down to feast on the afterbirth (expelled by the cow) left on

the ground. To the uninitiated, this probably sounds pretty gross but I admire nature’s symmetry; her clean-up crew is very thorough and soon all evidence of the birth-event has vanished. Now and then there is competition for the protein-rich treat as ravens, crows and coyotes also lurk and hover close by, also hoping for an easy meal. Liz Twan is a local rancher and freelance columnist for the Tribune.

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Young Nations player Stanley Morningbull (right) beats a Chase player to the puck Sunday during the peewee final of the Central B.C. Aboriginal Youth Hockey Tournament. Hundreds of youth from throughout the province took part in the event, which ran from Friday to Sunday at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex in Williams Lake.

Fifth annual tournament a success Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer For the fifth time in as many years, the Central B.C. Aboriginal Youth Hockey Tournament will be a weekend to remember for hundreds of players, parents, spectators and coaches. Players spread across multiple teams from around the province and various divisions including initiation/novice, atom, peewee, bantam and midget took part in the event, which began last Friday and wrapped up Sunday at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. A solid contingent of local talent in each division welcomed teams from Good Fish Lake, Alta., Fort St. John, Prince George and Chase for the tournament. Saturday afternoon an opening ceremony honouring local boy, 15-year-old Nick Paul, who has been battling leukemia for the past two years, was held. His father, James, gave a heartfelt speech to the crowd about what his son, and their entire family, has been going through. Nick played in the tournament the very first year it was held, and is an avid hockey fan. He was flown from B.C. Children’s Hospital for the day to take part in the celebration, because he wanted to be there, despite his doctors not wanting him to travel. “We’re going to fight this to the end,� James said. “He’s always a young gentleman, a young man, and he’s always got a smile on his face. He’s never given anyone a hard time, at

all, ever.� Sheila Kelalst Booth, president of the Central B.C. Aboriginal Youth Hockey and Sports Association, said the kindness from everyone is greatly appreciated by the Paul family. “Thank you for all the kind donations for Nick,� she said. “He is now back in hospital receiving treatments for his illness. The kindness from all is appreciated. Since the opening ceremony one of the visiting teams will make a generous donation to the Paul family.� The tournament itself, she added, was a big success. “Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and committee members,� she said. “The weekend went along very smoothly and we’re grateful for the continued support and are looking forward to next season.� Teams played a series of round robin games within their respective divisions before battling in the finals on Sunday. Winning teams received Fifth Annual CBCAYHT sweaters, featuring this year’s tournament logo. The following are the results from the Fifth Annual CBCAYHT: Novice/Initiation Division: first — Prince George Lil Coyotes; second — Williams Lake Tomahawks. Atom Division: first — Good Fish lake Selects; second — Adams Lake WinterHawks; third — Williams Lake Warriors. Peewee Division: first — Chase Warriors; second — Young Nations; third — Little Warriors. Bantam Division: first — CC Raiders; second — Prince George

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Nick Paul (middle) was the guest of honour Saturday during the opening ceremony at the tournament. His dad, James Paul, spoke to the crowd about Nick’s battle with leukemia over the past couple of years. Nick flew from Vancouver’s B.C. Children’s Hospital for the day to be at the opening ceremony.

SPORTS NOTEBOOK Sunday, March 25 Big Air and Radar Race One of the most popular events of the season at Mt. Timothy Ski Area, the Big Air Competition and Radar Race take centre stage at the hill this Sunday, March 25. Come on out and watch, or participate, as skiers and snowboarders push themselves to the limit, looking to take the big air crown. For more information call the office at 250-396-4095.

Monday, March 26 Williams Lake Judo Club Throw-A-Thon The Williams Lake Judo Club is hosting its annual ThrowA-Thon at the local dojo and is asking for pledges for club members participating. The event is the club’s annual fundraiser. The event kicks off at 6:15 p.m. at the club, located on Mackenzie Avenue. The Throw-AThon requires participants to literally take turns judo throwing one another over an allotted time to the cheers of spectators, parents and peers.

Wednesday, March 28 Williams Lake Ladies Soccer Association AGM The Williams Lake Ladies Soccer Association is hosting its annual general meeting in the commons area at Williams Lake Secondary School on Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to all members; however, teams are required to have a quorum of three players on hand to vote on issues raised.

Wednesday, March 28 ESSO Female Fun Day

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Drummers perform the traditional honour song Saturday to welcome all players to the CBCAYHT. Bantams; third — Stone Road Warriors. Midget: first — Williams Lake;

second — Jr. Weekend Warriors; and third — Williams Lake Canucks.

WLMHA will be hosting a Esso Female Fun Day on Wednesday, March 28 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. at the Cariboo Memorial Complex. Esso Fun Day is a fun, introduction to female hockey for the first time player, coach or administrator. Registration by phoning 250-392-2211 or e-mailing wlmha@telus.net.


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Monday Night Bowling (March 19) Loonies - 36 The Missing Link - 18 Charlie’s Angels - 28.5 Margs’ Devils - 28 Spare Parts - 26 Blazin’ Bannocks - 18 Pirates - 22.5 El Paso Wipo - 12 MGD - 20 Team High Single - The Missing Link - 1209 Team High Triple - The Missing Link - 3304 Men’s High Average - Morgan Mailhiot - 225 Men’s High Single - Larry Andrews - 286 Men’s High Triple - Larry Andrews - 762 Ladies’ High Average - Lynn Bolt - 225 Ladies’ High Single - Mary Lewis - 268 Ladies’ High Triple - Lynn Bolt - 735 Boston Pizza Friday Club 55+ Bowling League (as of March 16) W-5 - 31 Golden Gals - 22 The Fix Is In - 31 The Connection - 21.5 Elks - 27 100 Mile Strikers - 18 The Originals - 22.5 Gutter Dusters - 14 Oom Pa Pa - 22 Help! - 11 Ladies’ High Single - Shirley Hopkins - 245 Ladies’ High Triple - Shirley Hopkins - 631 Ladies’ High Average - Sharon Atkinson - 213 Men’s High Single - Doug Hinsche - 255 Men’s High Triple - Doug Hinsche - 634 Men’s High Average - Ervin Hannah - 224 2012 Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association Awards Atom Most Improved- Salesh Nilsson Most Sportsmanlike- Kristyna Cooper-Paul Most Valuable Player- Thomas Burke Peewee Most Improved- Dakota Sailor Most Sportsmanlike- Ashley Howell Most Valuable Player- Hunter Mennie Bantam Most Improved-Chloe Storoschuk and Trevor Mahon Most Sportsmanlike- Wyatt Buller Most Valuable Player- Tanner Nickel Midget Most Improved- Patrick Kenny Most Sportsmanlike- Becky Grosso Most Valuable Player- Ben Magnuson League Awards Kevin Howell Sportsman of the Year- (Most sportsmanlike of the League) -Gabrielle Pierce. Danielle Helmer Memorial Trophy- (The Danielle Helmer Memorial Trophy is awarded to the most inspirational female player in all of WLMHA.) -Laurel White. Russel Gibson Memorial Award- (The Russell Gibson Memorial Trophy is awarded to a house player in any division that displays versatility, dedication, skills, perseverance, and leadership but is not recognized in any one category.) - Adam Stafford. Coach of Year- Colby Silver. Volunteer of Year- Karen Chabot. World Karate and Kickboxing Council Provincial Championships Children: Raiden Lainchbury - Gold Point Fighting, Gold Continuous Fighting Macy Lainchbury - Gold Point Fighting, Bronze Kata, Bronze Team Kata Adanna Nustad - Gold Point Fighting, Bronze Team Kata Leah Blokland - Gold Point Fighting, Bronze Team Kata Brityn Hinsche - Bronze Point Fighting, Bronze Team Kata Cianna O’Connor - Silver Point Fighting Isaac Shoults - Gold Point Fighting, Alternate for Kata Gabrielle Nustad - Alternate for Kata Alex Strang - Alternate for Kata Brianna Fisch - Silver Kata Eric McAfee - Silver Point Fighting  Youth & Adult: Cody Nunn - Gold Continuous Fighting Cole McColl - Silver Continuous Fighting Steven Holbrook - Bronze Continuous Fighting Katharina Koppe - Gold Continuous Fighting Abrie Kilian - Gold Point Fighting, Gold Kata, Silver Continuous Fighting Josy Doucette - Silver Continuous Fighting Wes Nustad - Gold Continuous Fighting, Silver Point Fighting, Bronze Kata Glen Rogers - Bronze Continuous Fighting Tanna Lauriente - Gold Point Fighting, Gold Continuous Fighting, Silver Team Kata, Bronze Kata Laura-Lee Lauriente - Gold Continuous Fighting, Silver Team Kata, Bronze Kata Carl Lam - Gold Point Fighting, Gold Continuous Fighting, Gold Kata Haley Fisch - Gold Kata

KidSport training starts in March Have you ever dreamt about running five kilometres? Recreation Services has the perfect program for you. The KidSport Classic Training Program starts Thursday, March 29 at 5 p.m. Since its inception in 1993, the beginner running program has provided more than 700 people with the tools necessary to start running. People enrol in this program for many reasons. Some register as a kick-start to their summer running program, some register to complete their first five kilometre run, while others join to lose weight. The KidSport Classic Training program will meet in the new program room at the complex this season. John Youds, a seasoned runner, will be instructing the program with the

help of volunteer running buddies. Inspiration speakers will share their knowledge during the first 15 minutes of each class. Topics will include building a safe, sustainable running program; choosing the right running shoe; preventing injuries; stretching; running techniques; and choosing clothing. An introduction to strength training and a professional foot assessment are also included in this value added program. The program will begin with 30 seconds of running and four and a half minutes of walking. Gradually over the 13 weeks participants will be ready to participate in the KidSport Classic Run on June 24. Matt Bennison is one of the graduates of the KidSport Classic training program and has

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John Youds and Matt Bennison, both avid runners, will be involved in this year’s KidSport Classic Training Program. participated for the last three years. He continues to run three to four times a week and with the Cariboo Roadrunners on Sunday mornings. Matt enjoyed the support the running buddies and the participants provided.

This support kept him motivated to keep running. Contact Denise Skarra, recreation co-ordinator with the city, at 250-3987665 for more information or to Recreation Services to register.

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Kenny calm headed into Saturday title fight Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer When Williams Lake’s Lloyd Kenny steps foot in the ring this Saturday in Vancouver to fight for the B.C. Muay Thai Heavyweight Title, he knows he’ll be calm. The 20-year-old, 220-pound fighter said he’s in the best shape of his life, and is feeling great, mentally. His opponent, Vancouver’s Jonas Kwiatkowski, a six-foot-seven, 230-pounder, isn’t one to be taken lightly, Kenny stressed. “He’s very decent,” Kenny said. “He’s not fast, he’s just a really big guy. The guys he’s put down are pretty reckless so I’ve got to go out there and be cautious. “I can’t go out there and try to kill him. I have to go out there and think about what I’m doing, which I feel pretty good about. I have a lot of clarity right now.” Kenny said he’s been doing extensive cardio and conditioning work, along with his normal fight preparation routines. Additionally, he’s been working with some Williams Lake Box-

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ing Club members and travelling to Vancouver to train with sparring partners. “My last fight was in November, but it’s [training] something I’m always doing,” he said. “I’m the only guy at the gym on the treadmill for an hour and a half. Right now my body conditioning is better. I feel better, my muscles feel better, all that.” Kenny stressed he isn’t putting too much pressure on himself to win the fight, however. “The biggest thing I want to get across is it’s still amateur,” he said. “I only have six or seven amateur fights so I’ve got a long way to go. It’s a stepping stone, but to me it’s just a learning experience. “I really want to win, but if I lose I’m not going to go, ‘Oh, that’s the end of my career.’ It’s a big thing but I don’t put too much pressure on myself.” Kenny added he’s grateful for the training of Williams Lake Muay Thai trainer Paul Rosborough, who’s been working with him for the past couple of years. “With Paul there’s been a lot of learning,” he said.

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Williams Lake’s Lloyd Kenny will fight for the B.C. Muay Thai Heavyweight Title this Saturday at Vancouver’s Maritime Labour Centre. “It’s a lot of time I’ve put into the sport and it’s really nice to see that it’s all coming together. All the effort, all the work is meaning something at this point in time, so

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Boxers go two for two over weekend Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer Williams Lake Boxing Club members Tristan Meldrum and Harley Mulvahill marched away from Prince George’s Spruce Capital Boxing Club last weekend with a pair of victories under their belts. Meldrum, 14, took a decision on Prince George’s Dillon Cruickshank in a 112pound contest, while Mulvahill stopped his opponent, Slave Lake Boxing Club’s Dustin Paulina, in the second round. This was just Meldrum’s third amateur boxing match. “I think he actually beat me in the first round, but he tired out and I think I had more stamina towards the end,” Meldrum said, reflecting on the bout. “He threw a lot more punches than me, but I blocked a lot more.”

WLBC coach Gary McLellan said he was extremely happy with Meldrum’s performance in the fight. “The difference was Tristan’s defence against the other boy’s,” McLellan said. “The game plan was for him to go out there and keep the pressure on and keep moving forward, because it’s hard to fight when you’re moving back all the time. “The way he listened to instruction and followed through, we’re extremely happy.” Mulvahill, the WLBC’s top-ranked amateur, said he didn’t quite know what to expect from his opponent heading into the bout. “We both weighed in at 155 pounds, but he was quite a bit shorter than me, which is what I like,” Mulvahill said. “I didn’t know what to expect, or anything about him, but once I got in there I could see he didn’t have the

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Williams Lake Boxing Club members Tristan Meldrum (left) and Harley Mulvahill returned from Prince George victorious following a pair of bouts last weekend. stamina. “After the first round you could see him start to cave in, if you put it to him a little bit.” In round two Mulvahill said he kept the pressure on, putting a couple standing eight

counts on Paulina, before his corner threw in the towel. “I just went out there in the second round ... and tried to stay close to him so he couldn’t get away. I rocked him with a few good rights,

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“They call the Cariboo home” A taste of the city was all it took for Walter Brunner Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer Take two fresh buns of friendliness, a dash of a sense of humour and a slice of quality. Add a generous patty of character and you’ll begin to understand what make’s Walter Brunner and his Burger Shed’s recipe work. A Swiss-trained chef by trade, Brunner arrived in Williams Lake in 1994 with an insatiable appetite for making people happy through his cooking. After owning, managing and working at a large hotel company in his native Switzerland, Brunner spent time stationed in Australia, South Africa and different countries in Europe. When he arrived in Canada 20 years ago he landed a job as head chef for a large catering company in northern B.C. before he opened a restaurant in Williams Lake. By that time, however, he had begun to tire of the monotony involved with managing such an endeavor. “I moved here 20 years ago,” Brunner says. “Why? I like it. You could give me $10 million to go back and I’d say keep the money. I’d visited about 15 times before moving to Canada, and it was maybe my second or third time visiting when I came to Williams Lake for the first time.” Since its opening in Williams Lake, the Burger Shed, located in the Canadian Tire parking lot, has been a staple for hamburger connoisseurs for the past eight years. Brunner says it’s the happiest he’s ever been running a business, and it’s the people who make it all worthwhile. If you ask Brunner what makes it a success, he’ll tell

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It’s a familiar face to many — Walter Brunner, smiling in the window of the Burger Shed. The Swiss-trained chef says he’s loved every minute of his time spent in the lakecity. you it’s all about using fresh, quality, local ingredients. “I’ve had restaurants, but I don’t like to have more restaurants,” he says. “This is better and at the end of the day I’m happier. “The other thing is the peo-

ple like what I do. Otherwise, I wouldn’t do it. The people and the town are absolutely super with me.” Brunner buys all of his meat locally, and all of his products come from B.C. “I don’t buy anything Ameri-

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“You need to have good, quality food, and you need to like what you do. Sure, it’s hot in the summer, but I have air conditioning,” he jokes. Brunner designed the entire menu by himself, which features gourmet hamburgers of all varieties (there are literally more than 30 different burgers). His inspiration, he says, comes from his own observations. “You look at the Food Network, you look on the Internet, you see so many ideas,” he says. “You go down to Vancouver, you go down to Victoria — when you look, you see. Whatever you like, I can make. If you like burgers with fancy stuff, I can do it.” When not making gourmet hamburgers Brunner spends much of his time in the outdoors. His hobbies include scuba diving, flying (he had a pilot’s license), sailing, boating, fishing and hiking. “It’s fun. It’s really fun here,” he says, pointing to the people of Williams Lake who make his job interesting. “At the end of the day it’s the people — they’re really, really good to me here. Joking with the people is my favourite thing.” The Burger Shed opened two weeks ago and stays open throughout the summer until December, when Brunner typically takes off on a sailing trip until he re-opens in March. Brunner also employs several staff and, in the future, has plans to open another burger shed in the Save-On-Foods parking lot, and an East Indian and Thai cooking shed next year. “I’m just one of the happy guys,” he says with a smile. “You come here and you get the same treatment as everyone.”

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK Thursday, March 22 World Water Day Want to learn more about water and garbage and what you can do on World Water Day today to be part of the solution? Visit with Mary Forbes and the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society at the World Water Day displays at the Royal Bank today, March 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon or at the Cariboo Memorial Complex lobby from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Gaeil Farrar photo Anthony Williams (top centre) and Dwayne Davis work on the Cariboo Friendship Centre’s new mural honouring Liz Robertson (far left), Chiwid, Marg Ahdemar, and Augusta Evans as Lance William looks on.

Friendship Centre mural honours four women Gaeil Farrar Tribune Staff Writer One of the new murals being created at the Cariboo Friendship Centre pays tribute to four women who have passed on but were strong community leaders who led by example. The murals are being painted by the Friendship Centre’s Choices youth group under direction of lakecity artist and muralist Dwayne Davis. The portraits of the women were being painted appropriately around International Women’s Day March 8 and were selected by the Choices group, says executive director Rosanna McGregor. The mural honours Augusta Evans, Chiwid, Marg Ahdemar, and Liz Robertson. “The four women have significance for all of us,� McGregor says. “They were strong women in our communities and positive role models.� Augusta Evans is recognized for

her contributions to First Nations people in a book titled The Days of Augusta by Jean E. Speare and in a 16-minute National Film Board documentary. Among her accomplishments, Evans wrote poetry and prose, served as midwife to many women and lobbied for many years for the reinstatement of First Nations women who lost their status when they married non-aboriginal men. McGregor says Evans also bought a medical guide from Simpson Sears and as a typical granny used the information she found in it to help people whenever she could. Ahdemar served 19 years as the Cariboo Friendship Centre’s executive director and tragically lost a hard-fought battle with cancer last summer. McGregor says Ahdemar made many contributions to community life in her role as executive director, all the while celebrating family and raising her own children and some grandchildren as well. Robertson was one of the found-

ing members of the Cariboo Friendship Centre and one of the first instructors with the Native Indian Teacher’s Education Program (NITEP) offered by the University of British Columbia. McGregor says Robertson is the only person to be granted a lifetime membership in the Cariboo Friendship Centre Society. The life of Chiwid is documented in the book Chiwid by Sage Birchwater. The hardships she endured are in part the inspiration for the Cariboo Friendship Society establishing a transition house in her name for women who have been abused. Last year the Choices young adult group called themselves SWOT — Strong Women of Tomorrow because it was entirely comprised of women. Among their achievements, last year’s group painted a mural in the entrance of the Cariboo Friendship Centre. There are two men in the Choices group this year so they have chosen

the new name, SWAG or Strength Within All Generations, to represent their group which is painting murals in the Hearth Restaurant and entrance to the Hearth. Choices members Anthony Williams, Tasheena David, Juanita Keener, Felicity Tuck, Lance William, and Fallon William are attending the 10th annual Gathering Our Voices 2012 Aboriginal Youth Conference this week in Nanaimo. The event is hosted by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and the Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre. This year’s theme is A Generation on the Move. Aboriginal Youth aged 14-24 are participating in workshops on health, language, culture, the environment, employment, education, sports and recreation. The conference also includes cultural, sports and recreational activities, evening entertainment and an interactive career and education fair.

Safari Jeff’s popular Living Wild will be in the activity room adjacent to Zellers in Boitanio Mall Friday, March 23 with shows at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 24 with shows at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 24 Youth bands in concert The youth bands Dynamic Downfall, Calling April, and Larry Don’t Pull That Leaver will be in concert this Saturday, March 24 at the Gibraltar Room. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets will be available at the Guitar Seller, Sight and Sound, LDs Cafe or by calling Bob Favell at 250-296-3515.

Saturday, March 24 SPCA fundraiser A fundraiser will be held for the SPCA at CJ’s Southwestern Grill on Saturday, March 24 from 5 to 11 p.m. The evening will include an Italian meal, entertainment with The Perfect Match, numerous fun games and auction items all donated by local businesses. The event is licenced. Tickets are $25 and available at Animal Care Hospital, Beaver Valley Feeds, Cool Clear Water, Total Pet, Williams Lake Veterinary Hospital and the local SPCA.


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The Boys and Girls Club Pre-Teen Program experienced ice fishing recently at Biff’s Ponds on Dog Creek Road. The pond is stocked by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C., so each child caught fish to take home, the largest being five pounds. The group had help from Wayne Biffert, Kyle Gysel and Clinton Engelhart. Pictured are Keifer Chisamore, 9, Phoenix Chisamore (with the fish), 7, Madison Lindsay, 10, Anthony Clayton, 9, Brett Downey, 11, Diondra Hurd (youth volunteer), 13, Chelsea Hamblin (program co-ordinator) and Cassidy Porter (staff).   And winning teams will be awarded medals during the closing ceremonies. Participants will be able to register for the event starting at noon. The registration fee for individual participants is $10 and $25 for families. The Boys and Girls Club is a leading provider of programs and services to children and youth that support the healthy physical, educational and social development of young people and their families in the community. The club operates a youth dropin centre, licensed afterschool care program and the Sprockids mountain biking program.

For more information about this exciting event, call the Boys and Girls Club at 250-392-5730. The Boys and Girls Club of Williams lake and District, founded in 1994, is a member of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, a national movement of clubs operating in 700 community locations in every province, currently serving more than 200,000 children and youth. For more than 100 years, Boys and Girls Clubs have offered young Canadians opportunities to discover, develop and achieve their potential. To learn more, visit www.bgccan. com or www.bgcwilliamslake.com.

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Classrooms at Thompson Rivers University will be transformed into a fun-filled gaming arena on Sunday, April 1 from 1 to 4 p.m., as participants compete against each other in the Wii Olympics. The fundraising event is being organized by a group of three TRU human service students as part of a class project, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District. Funds raised at the event will support programs for youth in our community. “The students are in first year and they are completing a course that uses a service learning model for their first year practicum placement, says Jay Goddard, TRU’s human service programs co-ordinator. “The idea of service learning is to learn by doing and in our case it is to introduce students to a specific area of human service practice in the community. This year we have four projects including the Wii Olympics.” Participants age six and up will be grouped into teams representing different countries, with teams facing off in a series of six Olympic-style events, which will include various sports and dance games using Wii game consoles. Children under age six will not be left out of the action, as there will be a fun station set aside for

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Joan Gentles honoured at Women’s Day dinner Joan Gentles by any measure is a remarkable woman. The extent of her accomplishments and contributions to the community were recognized in a special tribute paid to her at the International Women’s Day dinner held at Thompson Rivers University Friday, March 9. The dinner was organized by the Women’s Contact Society. Executive director Irene Willsie presented Gentles with the award and lakecity author and historian Diana French presented the detailed history about Gentles’ life and accomplishments. “Joan has spent her adult life working to make sure First Nations people receive equality and justice and that they preserve their culture as they integrate into the mainstream of society,” French says in her tribute. “It doesn’t matter whether it be a struggling student or teacher, or a rodeo contestant, Joan is always there to encourage or support. “She will tell you that no one achieves anything alone, that it takes teamwork, but she has been a catalyst for change in the Cariboo Chilcotin as a courtworker, counsellor, edu-

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Joan Gentles (left) receives recognition from the Women’s Contact Society from the society’s executive director Irene Willsie. cator, rodeo competitor, mentor, friend, and always as an example.” Among her many accomplishments Gentles has been a rancher, rodeo and pony express race competitor, Williams Lake Stampede Queen, B.C. Indian Princess and Canadian Indian Princess serving during Expo 67. Her personal projects included supporting and

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promoting the building of the local Friendship Centre, and encouraging First Nations people to be proud of their heritage. She worked for the B.C. Telephone Company, became the first First Nations court worker in the Cariboo, before taking her teaching degree, teaching, and in 1994 become director of instruction for the School

District 27 First Nations Department in 1994. Among many other accomplishments she became the first certified female rodeo judge in B.C., achieving 100 per cent on the written exam. A wife and mother, she raised two sons, and over the years has experienced many hardships. Gentles has received

numerous honours, ranging from Williams Lake Citizen of the Year to the B.C. Golden Jubilee award and a B.C. Rodeo Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1992 she received the Order of B.C. For the full story about Gentles look for French’s story in the Tribune’s annual Casual Country feature edition coming up in June.

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Women & Wellness raises $3,908 for Crisis Line programs

Lester Doskoch made flambeed pear dessert and bourbon prawns for the Women and Wellness dinner which raised funds for the lakecity’s crisis line.

The Women & Wellness fundraising gala held at the Elks Hall Feb. 29 was a great success with 139 women participating and raising $3,908 for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Crisis Line and Crisis and Counselling program. “The feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive,” says event co-ordinator and local CMHA counsellor Sheila Cohen. “Numerous women commented how much they enjoyed the evening and how much it meant to them to get “pampered” with so many treats and be amongst so many wonderful women.

“Many guests stated how surprised they were entering the Elks Hall with the amazing atmosphere created by the decorating team from the sponsor group Canadian Mental Health Association, Williams Lake branch. “And, yes, even the bathroom was touched up with candles, flowers and décor,” Cohen says. She says Della Rauch and Karen Taylor from True Food Services spoiled the participants with delicious Hors d’oeuvres, and Lester Doskoch prepared a flambéed pear dessert and bourbon prawns. Wine and non alco-

holic drinks were served along with appetizers by the male serving crew comprised of board and staff members, and a group of teenage men who volunteered their time. Homemade chocolates were offered, prepared by the Beta Sigma Phi Women’s group. “Rita Corbett inspired us with her heartwarming personal story about her own family and challenging times in her life.,” Cohen says. “Janice Breck lifted our spirits with her motivational speech. And Amber Bowen, Heather and Marli Froese entertained us with piano, guitar and beautiful songs.”

Amazing door prices donated by local businesses were handed out throughout the evening, from handbags to beauty products, and gift certificates for massages. Each woman received a gift bag with treats, including homemade bath salt, a bookmark and a specialty tea bag. And at the end of the night all women were helped in their coats and handed a beautiful rose. “Last but not least we would like to thank everyone for their donations,” Cohen says. “We raised $3,908 and the proceeds of the event will be used to support the Crisis & Counselling Program and our local

Crisis Line,” Cohen says in thanking all of the sponsors for their generous support, without which they couldn’t have held the event. “The Canadian Mental Health Association Cariboo Chilcotin Branch board and staff would like to thank all the supporters of the 2012 Women and Wellness Fundraising Gala.”

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Fifteen arts and culture grants total $25,000 The Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society Tuesday announced its first round of arts grants approved by the Central Cariboo Joint Committee and Cariboo Regional District, Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Function. A total of 15 grants were awarded totalling $25,000. • The Cedar City Museum in Likely receives $1,045 to continue the process of expanding the amount of historical information in its archives, compiling a list of families and businesses, and research/documentation of the museum’s artifacts and history. • The Community Arts Council of Williams Lake receives $3,000 to increase capacity and enable sound preparation of provincial grant applications and enhanced support to member groups. • The Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District received $1,500 to reinvest and build upon the youthdriven magazine Timed Reaction with submissions including poetry, stories, songs and many forms of artwork. They would like to reintroduce elements that have previously worked (Art House Coffee events), and enhance the publication to meet the target audience’s current style of communication (electronic). • Canadian Mental Health Association received $2,000 to help create a community

cookbook celebrating Williams Lake’s diverse ethnicities through culinary arts. They will be inviting the community to participate by submitting a traditional family recipe and a story about their cultural background. The goal is to build a more inclusive community by learning a little something about our neighbours. Once the cookbook is complete, they will have a community potluck dinner. • The Cariboo Art Society received $2,000 for a one-week workshop with Victoria printmaker Jenn Robbins. Participants will learn the basics, embossing, collograph, and solar-plate etching. Robbins will also provide a public presentation at TRU for the public on the history of printmaking. The CAS will then share what they have learned at their annual Christmas show and sale by inviting the public into their studio to try their hand at creating an original hand-pulled print. • The Cariboo Friendship Society receives $630 for Let’s Sing Together with Angela Sommer of Angelkeys Music Studio teaching 12 one-hour choir and vocal group sessions during July/August to the children in the House of Youth Afterschool and Summer Daycare program. Participants will learn to sing, move to music and play rhythm instru-

ments in a group setting, allowing children to participate who would otherwise not be able to attend a choir or singing group. • The Cariboo Potters Guild receives $425 to host a three-day workshop with pottery experts Keith and Celia RiceJones on sculptural techniques using clay slabs in the making of geometric, organic and wall sculptures. The workshop finale will be open for public viewing. • The Horsefly Historical Society will receive $1,800 to assist in preserving the museum’s oral history by digitizing 100, one-hour voice cassettes made in 1977 during interviews with local pioneers. • The Horsefly River Roundtable Society will receive 2,000 to host the Horsefly River Salmon Festival Sept. 1 to 3 celebrating the annual return of the Horsefly River Sockeye run. The event also provides watershed education through community arts activities and helping people understand their connections to water and fish habitat and how to make behavioral changes to protect streams, rivers, lakes and oceans. The festival will include: the Horsefly Heritage Museum, children’s arts and crafts tent, partnership with Xat’sull First Nations to demonstrate traditional fish drying techniques, elder stories, and traditional

drumming, a traditional folk dancing workshop and an evening square dance with live caller and music by the Romeros. • The Likely Community School Association will receive $2,000 to run a two-week Theatre Day Camp in late July and August which aims to create a “dream” to pair with the Potato House Project’s “Potato Dreams” project about Likely’s own past and future with the youth of Likely and area with a possible performance in Williams Lake. • The Potato House Sustainable Community Society receives $2,000 for the Potato Dreams Collective Community Theatre Project. Groups and individuals are invited to create a “dream” with a message of sustainability to form a play woven and mentored by Debra McNie into a final production including music, dance, visual media and performed by people from the community at the Potato House and other sites around the city and regional district. • The Station House Studio and Gallery Society receives $2,000 for an installation exhibit during July and August by Edwin Janzesn called Conspiracy Case, a study of the Columbian ground squirrel, based on speculation that mammals who live in colonies are pre-conditioned to conspiracy. • The Williams Lake Central Business Improvement Area Associa-

tion will receive $2,000 for a one-day event and competition called Back Alley Art Scene to mark the start of the annual Art Walk. Artists will be invited to submit proposals to take part in the competition and to reproduce their art on a wall in a back alley in downtown Williams Lake, therefore beautifying back alleys and reducing graffiti. • The Williams Lake Field Naturalists/Scout Island Nature Centre will receive $1,100 for a program called Mentoring the Arts in Nature

with artists working in a variety of mediums participating as mentors in the Scout Island nature programs, in order to refine children’s perceptions and develop tools for expressing their emotions. Nature crafts have traditionally been a part of their programming. However, this project intends to go beyond crafts to encourage and mentor a more meaningful artistic expression, as well as ongoing relationships with artists/mentors. See CHILDREN’S Page A23

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Required immediately: Child Care Worker. The successful candidate will be male - preferred. This position currently involves working approximately 25 hrs. per month with two different families (12 hrs. or more with each family). This position will begin within the next 4 wks. in Williams Lake, BC. A competitive wage based on skill, experience, and education will be offered by each family. Some experience working with children with special needs/autism would be helpful. This position would suit an educational assistant, child care support worker, university student or a retired teacher. Send resume with 3 ref’s. to: Patricia Kennedy, la_quiese@live.com or call Patricia at 1-250-836-2846 for more information. Resumes will be accepted until March 31, 2012.

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The Fraser Inn Cold Beer and Wine Store is looking for a person to work weekend evenings. (Sat. & Sun.) $10.00/hour. Drop resume off between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday, Attention: Tom.

It is with sadness that the family of Joan Norquay announces her peaceful passing on Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Williams Lake Seniors Village with her loving family by her side at the age of 97 years. By request there will be no formal services for Joan, cremation was held at Cariboo Crematorium. Those wishing to honour Joan’s memory by way of donation may do so to the Williams Lake SPCA. Compassionate Care entrusted with arrangements. 250-392-3336

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Darlene Johnson Darlene (Randall) Johnson of 150 Mile House passed away on March 10, 2012 at the age of 52. In the company of 8 brothers and sisters, Darlene made the intrepid trip by train from New Brunswick to the West Coast. Eventually, she became the girl next door to her future husband, Dean Johnson. Darlene was captain of the “Johnson All Girls Baseball Team” consisting of three daughters and five granddaughters. A snowmobiler, aerobics instructor, house builder, antique collector, gardener extraordinaire, amazing cook - campfire or kitchen, ardent fisherwoman, and long standing sunset observer, Darlene loved her boat and adventures as much as her family. Gone but not forgotten, with grace and dignity, Darlene’s spirit will remain with everyone in all the future fishing trips, hunting excursions and beach combing expeditions. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 23, 2012 at St. Andrews United Church. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. 250-398-9100

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We are looking for strong customer skills & the ability to work in a fast paced team oriented environment. Baker’s position also available. We offer an excellent benefit package. Please apply in person with resume to: 1059 Hwy 97 Williams Lake, BC Between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm Williams Lake Husky requires waitress, full-time, wages commensurate with experience. Must be reliable & be a team player. Drop off resume.

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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 patton@bakerconcrete.com

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Depot for batteries, rads, copper, aluminum, catalytic converters, alts. and starts. Will p/u, will buy! Phone 250-398-0672

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Fox Mtn. Ranch 1400-1500lb. round bales, excellent horse hay, 5’x5’6”. $80.-$100. per bale. (250)305-9931.

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Trustees in Bankruptcy & Proposal Administrators 205-366 Yorston Street, Williams Lake 320-1620 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna (Resident Office)

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New World Coffee & Tea House has an “Experience It” Coffee & Tea House immediate opening for a permanent position up to 30 hours per week. Restaurant or coffee shop experience is preferred and specialized training will be provided. Candidate must be able to work unsupervised. Duties will include waitressing, bartending (barista) and kitchen duties. This position is not suitable for students. Must have own transportation and be willing to work flexible daytime hours including occasional Saturdays. Please bring resume, with references, to 72 Oliver Street by March 24th.

Receptionist/ Medical Travel Position The Three Corners Health Services Society is accepting applications for the full-time position of Receptionist. The successful candidate will be motivated, creative, flexible and organized. Qualifications and Skills: • Certification in all Microsoft Office programs • 2-5 years working in medical travel or receptionist position • Excellent communication skills • Excellent telephone manner • Demonstrate ability to multitask and work independently in a time sensitive environment • Minute taking skills • Physically capable to perform tasks requiring lifting, bending, and carrying • Knowledge of the medical transportation program an asset Additional Requirements: • Criminal record check • Valid BC drivers license and reliable vehicle The following is preferred or desirable: Experience working with First Nations people as well as knowledge of First Nations health issues, history, traditions and values. Please submit Resume with Cover Letter and names of Previous Supervisors for reference to:

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Real Estate

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Mobile Homes & Parks

1997 Sundowner

Drop down windows, large front tack room with king size bed, 3 tier swing-out saddle rack, galvanized skin, new tires, rubber matting, 6’ wide x 7’ high, 2 removable dividers, lights inside & out, Excellent condition.

REDUCED TO $7,000. o.b.o. (250)392-3436

Horses That Work -Specialty Colt Starting -Horse Training 250-303-0922 www.HorsesThatWork.ca

Pets BEAGLE puppies. (7 puppies) $900. Vet checked, shots. Ready to go April 15. 250-3953178.

Merchandise for Sale

Antiques / Vintage Exquisite hand carved 19th century sideboard from Wales. Walnut and oak piano lift top to accommodate single foldout bed. Asking $1,500. (250)296-4372

Appliances Reconditioned washer/dryer, stoves etc. 6 month guarantee. Will deliver in town. More info call Robert. 250-305-6344 days or 250-392-7064 eves.

Giant Auto Auction. Need a vehicle? Buy direct and save thousands on your next vehicle purchase, over 150 cars, trucks, suv’s, 4x4’s and vans. Selling on behalf of bankruptcies, repo’s, leasebacks and police recoveries. Don’t miss the huge savings. Sat, Mar 24th @ 11:00 am. Call Auction World 250-765-5282 Kelowna, BC. EM 5000S Honda generator new gas tank & filters. Like brand new cond. Only approx. 4hrs. total run time on engine. $1,850. o.b.o. (250)267-4963

Misc. Wanted LOCAL Coin Collector, looking to buy collections, Mint & Proof sets, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins Etc. Any amount. Please Call Chad at 250-863-3082. WANTED: Old lever action Winchester & Marlin rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Mountview Trailer Park IMMEDIATE POSSESSION

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For Sale By Owner

1900 sq. ft. 4bdr., 3 bath, plus full bsmt., 2.7 acres backing onto crown land, 5 min. to town. Complete new kitchen. New laundry area. Double garage with large covered deck, plenty of water, garden & fruit trees. View of lake. $399,000. (250)398-6266

$100 & Under Bathroom vanity 37”x22” oak with marble top, good shape. $100. (250)296-4372 Church pew, solid wood, very good cond. $100. (250)2964372 Size 4 Gaerne MX boots, good cond. $50. (250)3926039. Wanted: Free chest style older freezers, not working, (feed storage) will p/u. (250)3923577.

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Brad Huston • Small Appliance Recycling Depot • E-Waste Electronic Recycling Center 250-982-2611 Daily service to Quesnel Wednesday & Friday to Bella Coola In-Town Deliveries

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Mobile Homes & Parks

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2011 Moduline 14x70 Brand new with full factory warranty 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Comes with fridge, stove, dishwasher, vaulted ceiling. Situated in Fran Lee Mobile Home Park. Good resale area, move in today! Reduced price. Please call (250)392-3879

1 - 2 bdrm apt F/S Dishwasher and A/C in most units. Quiet Good references only. Ask about our incentives. Call Frank 250-305-1155 pics at

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1, 2, 3 bdr. apartments located in different areas of town, excellent cond., located near all levels of schools & university. (250) 302-9108. 1 and 2 bedroom apartments avail. immediately. (250) 3054972.

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1bdr. apart., quiet bldg., small yard, close to downtown, pets neg., n/s, $500/mo + util. Avail. Apr. 1st. (250)398-5834

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Tuesday to Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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Phone 250-392-3522 • Fax 250-392-3548

699 North 10th Avenue Large Corner Lot

3bdr., 2 bath, white soapstone fireplace,fully finished bsmt., includes bar, n/g heat/woodstove, new hot water heater, all new dbl. windows, fully fenced nicely treed yard, covered patio. $224,000.

Garage Sales

Appointment to view (250) 392-5214.

Yard Sale Saturday, March 24th 10a.m.-3 p.m. 990 Larch Street Something for everyone!!

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

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244 WOODLAND DRIVE Private country setting on 6.2 acres, great view. Walk-out suite, 2bdr., 2bath, separate entry & laundry. Upper levels 5bdr. 3 bath, office, loft etc. Features include crown molding, window seats, porch, underground sprinklers, rink and more! Phone Yvonne at (250)305-9349 to view.

275 Clearview Crescent Clean, quiet place to live. 1 & 2 bedroom units available.

Location! Location! 759 Winger Road

Perfect Family Home: 2300 sq. ft. home on 12th Ave. 3 bedrooms up, 1 bedroom down, 2.5 baths. Nicely finished basement with gas fireplace, large laundry room. Many updates including furnace and flooring. Fenced front yard and 14x29 ft. deck on back. Very clean. A must to see! Asking $245,000. (250)392-1401 after 5 pm

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$65,000. For appointment to view Phone (250) 392-5428

Apt/Condo for Rent

Wanted: Used sleep apnea machine, in good cond., reasonably priced. (250)392-6801

Real Estate

Beautiful 2001 SRI mobile home, 14x70, 2bdr., 2 bath, open floor plan, skylight,f/s, water softener, vaulted ceilings. Very clean and well kept.

248 N. 5th Avenue 2 bdrm., approx. 1,000 sq. ft. main floor, 4 pc. bathroom, hardwood, lino, alarm, separate entrance to basement, fenced backyard, underground sprinklers, single car garage, paved driveway. (250)398-5328

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Rentals

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Transportation

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Transportation

Legal

Apt/Condo for Rent

Suites, Lower

Recreational/Sale

Sport Utility Vehicle

Trucks & Vans

Boats

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2&3 bdrm apartments, South Lakeside area, no pets. (250)392-5074. 3bdr. condo located in secure complex, w/d & garage incl., r/r. (250) 305-4970. 3bdrm $900/mnth incl util. Avail. April 1st. 1170 Latin Ave. Please call Pace Realty, 455 Quebec St, PG, BC 1(250)562-6671 Large 1bdr. bachelor suite. $600/mo. incl. util. in quiet adult bldg. Coin laundry, n/p, r/r, avail. Apr. 1st. (250)3926876

2bdr. suite, w/d hook-up, utilities incl. $900/mo. n/s, n/p, close to schools and TRU. (250)302-1155 or (250)3985883.

Rentals

Commercial/ Industrial Commercial Space for lease at 150 Mile Center. Call Dianne at (250)296-4515 for more info.

Daylight bsmt. suite avail. Apr. 1st. One large bdr., downtown, close to bus routes & all amenities, utilities, cable, wrls. internet included, n/p, n/s. Clean quiet person preferred, ref/req. $620/mo. Evenings (250) 392-7813.

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PUBLIC VIEWING Woodlot Licence 549 WOODLOT LICENCE PLAN

1994 10ft. Vanguard Camper N/S queen bed, oak cabinets, oven, bathroom, furnace, hot water, bsmt. storage, awning, pod & rack on top. Camper only $7,000.o.b.o. On 1999 F350 crewcab 4x4 Lariat, v10, long box SRW, 201K km, winters on rims, canopy. Will sell camper separately or as unit with truck. (250)392-4423

2003 Chevy Tracker

4 door, good studded tires, driven by non-smoker, has been run with synthetic oil in all parts, mint interior, low mileage, excellent running condition.

$7900.00 (250)392-6080

2003 F150 XL 4x4, 4.6L v-8, red, 115K kms, 5spd. manual transmission, new BF Goodrich A/T tires, custom stereo system. $9,500. o.b.o. Call (250)267-4963

Utility Trailers

Duplex / 4 Plex 2-bdrm. suite in 4-plex, downtown, heat included, coin w/d, storage, small dog/cat ok, newly renovated. $700/mo. Avail. April 1st.(250)296-4429 Excellent spacious 2bdrm in 4-Plex like new Details, Pictures and map at: www.LivingSpace4Rent.com Call to view (250)267-4523 Williams Lake - 2 bdr + lrg den suite, grnd lvl, priv. entr. laundry, & storage, 1 car parking, Just renovated. 4012 N. MacKenzie Ave. $700/mo. incl. utils. avail. April 15th. (604) 941-0317 or (604) 3412518 Call after 3pm.

Misc for Rent 2bdrm house $800., 2bdrm bsmt suites starting @ $650. util. incl., 3&4 bdrm townhouse, new laminate starting @ $800., 3bdrm main floor of house $925. (250)267-7325 www.freemanpm.ca

Homes for Rent 2bdr. home newly reno’d, walking distance to school & downtown, n/p, n/s, 4app. Avail. Apr. 1st. $895/mo. incl. util. (250)392-0371 2bdr. home newly reno’d walking dist. to school & downtown n/p, n/s, 4app. Avail. Apr. 1st $775/mo. util. incl. (250)392-0371 2 bdrm. duplex with F/S included. Please call (250)3927617.

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Impressive 3bdrm upper suite with private deck. In desirable area, close to downtown. Including f/s, w/d, d/w. Pets neg, n/s. $1,200/month. Available April 1st (250)267-9686

Shared Accommodation Looking for roommate to share house $500/mnth util & internet incl. (250)490-1987

Suites, Lower 1 bdrm. suite, separate entrance & separate driveway, access to W/D, heat/lights included. A/C, internet, close to TRU & bus. Available April 1st. $700/month. (250)398-6290 1 large newly renovated bsmt. suite, gas/hydro included, bus stop nearby, n/s, n/p. $625/mo. (250)267-7799 2bdr. clean, fresh bsmt. suite close to school & TRU, quiet street, n/s, n/p, f/s. $565/mo. incl. util. (250)392-0371 2bdr. modest clean bsmt. suite, nice yard, centrally located, walking dist. to grocery store & downtown, n/p, n/s, 5app. Avail. Apr. 1st. $515/mo. incl. util. (250)392-0371

Townhouses 3bdr. townhome located near all levels of schools, avail. immed. (250) 302-9934.

Transportation

Auto Financing

1998 Kustom Koach 25ft. travel trailer, sleeps 6, tub/shower, sound system, t.v., antenna, a/c, awning, microwave. Reduced to $7,900. (250)392-2492

2006 Nissan Murano SL awd, black interior/exterior with heated cloth seats, air, tilt, cruise, winter and summer tires, hidden hitch, new brakes, great condition, regular service schedule, 185,000 kms. Asking $12,500. (250)392-0164

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Cars - Domestic

Drive a little Save a lot Giant Auto Auction. Need a vehicle? Buy direct and save thousands on your next vehicle purchase, over 150 cars, trucks, suv’s, 4x4’s and vans. Selling on behalf of bankruptcies, repo’s, leasebacks and police recoveries. Don’t miss the huge savings. Sat, Mar 24th @ 11:00 am. Call Auction World 250-765-5282 Kelowna, BC.

1999 25 ft. Travelaire V-10 Ford motor, trailer hitch, solar panel charging system, sirius radio, excellent cond., 123,000kms. $22,500. o.b.o. Must be seen! (250)392-1405

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1990 Winnebago Chieftan 34 ft. 454 engine Good condition. Low Mileage. Must sell! $10,000 obo (250)305-7134

Motorcycles

Scrap Car Removal

2000 XR80 Like new. $1200. obo. 1985 XR250 Excellent shape. $1200. obo (778)4120077 2009 Kawasaki KLX140 exc. cond. electric start, Dunlop tires, well maintained. $2,500. (250)392-6039

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

2006 Polaris 800 Comes with winch, snowblade, windshield, passenger seat, and chains. Asking $6,850. o.b.o. (250)297-0143

1997 Honda CRV awd, 4cyl. auto, fully loaded, new tires, recent timing belt & water pump. Complete tune-up etc. 363k hwy. kms. Too much to list! Economical and reliable. $3,300. o.b.o. (250)392-9768

1991 Maxum 2300 SCR On tandem trailer, 535hrs. on Freshwater cooled 5.7L Mercruiser, boat has been completely detailed and leather redone. Boat features- shore power, alcohol electric stove, sink, 2-way fridge, 2-way hotwater heater, queen-size aft. bed, head & shower with holding tank plus cold rear deck shower. Lowrance GPS chartplotter, remote search light, 6 stack CD player & speakers. $23,500. (250)790-2061

If approved by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations this plan may apply for a term of ten years from the date of approval. The Woodlot Licence Plan will be available for public review and comment, by appointment only, from March 23, 2012 to April 23, 2012 at the office of DWB Consulting Services Ltd., 3361 Helena Lake Road, Lac La Hache, BC, V0K 1T0, telephone (250) 706-9251 Contact: Steve Law, R.P.F.

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UTILITY TRAILER 8ft. box, locked canopy, spare tire, very good shape. Easy to pull. Priced to sell at $1,500. Firm (250)392-5207

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to section 17 of the Woodlot Licence Planning and Practices Regulation, that a Woodlot Licence Plan has been prepared for Woodlot Licence 549 held by Peka Enterprises Ltd. Woodlot 549 is located in the 134 Mile and Maze Lake areas of the Central Cariboo Forest District.

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1988 Dodge 1500 New rebuilt 318 motor and clutch system. Well maintained. Runs great. Updated sound system. 31â&#x20AC;? summer tires & New Cooper winter tires. $3500.00 (250)303-1177 or (250)267-2509 89 GMC 1500 Ext. Cab 4x4. 2 sets of rims & tires, air bags, some rust but runs good. $2700. obo (250)398-9383

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Simple ways to Increase the Value of your home According to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, “Families that spend more on home improvements also realize the greatest rates of price appreciation. In many regions...homeowners recover as much as 80 - 90% of the cost of home improvements in the form of higher home values.”

• When preparing a house for sale: • Fix up the exterior first, then work on the interior (get the Buyers inside with good curb appeal). • Focus first on clutter, trash and bad smells that will drive Buyers away at first glance. • Whatever your budget, put a higher priority on improvements that can be easily seen because those give you the most ‘bang for your buck’. Spend your money on things a Buyer can SEE. Visibility adds value. • Once the clutter is cleaned up concentrate on landscaping. Prune overgrown trees and shrubs, especially if they obscure the front of your house. • Nothing could make more common sense than cleaning up the yard and exterior! • The single most cost-effective investment you can make to increase the value of your home is to buy a roll or two of trash bags. Stuff them with junk from outside the house - from beer cans to raked leaves. By not cleaning up the exterior of things like weeds, car parts, cans, broken rain gutters, overgrown shrubs and the like, it’s like creating opportunities for the bargain-hunters. • Paint is always a good and inexpensive way to freshen up the interior and exterior. A fresh coat will provide good ‘curb appeal’ and a fresh coat on the inside AND new flooring if necessary will update an older home and will help create a quicker sale. Most buyers don’t want to be faced with painting and replacing the flooring before they move in! • If the roof is dirty, hire someone to powerwash it. From the curb, ‘the roof takes up 30% of what you see’. If you have a nice looking roof, that goes a long way in curb appeal. • If you own a pet, invite a non-pet owner inside the house to sniff around. You might not notice the smell of your dog or cat, but it might turn off a potential Buyer. • It’s not necessary to ‘break the bank’, just spend a little time and money to make the place look better. The key is to think like a Buyer. Buyers drive up to a house and look at it. If they’re not turned off by what they see, they step inside and look around. • Finally, don’t over improve. Be sure the remodelling you do can be re-couped on the sale of the house. Submitted by Marian Gibb Century 21 Seaside Realty

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Things to consider when having pictures framed?

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have a tendency towards non glare glass or clear glass? Do you like wearing a red sock on your right foot and a green one on your left? ( just checking if you are paying attention.) Now, the designing. Any good framer can give you options on framing your masterpiece. Our framer brags he can frame anything in a dozen different ways and still make it look good. If the work is precious, for its sentimentality or rarity, it is always a good insurance to ask for UV screening glass to inhibit fading, acid free matting and backing and proper archival hinging. (You don’t want masking tape or corrugated cardboard used, as these are full of acids and can burn anything they touch.) A little care and attention at the beginning can ensure your framed item will be admired and around for generations. Submitted by Bruce of Frame Creations

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revenue property. After all, even though the real estate market slowdown has seen prices drop and interest rates dip, rental income has not wavered – making now an optimal time to start building your revenue property portfolio or continue adding to your existing list of properties. In order to take advantage of this opportunity the key is to work with a mortgage professional that can provide you with a wealth of knowledge and ongoing information to help you make informed investment decisions and feel at ease throughout each purchase. A portfolio approach must be taken to ensure future financing for those looking to purchase rev-

enue properties. An experienced mortgage professional will ask you in detail about your specific property investment goals and develop a game plan for the next five or 10 years based on these goals. A mortgage professional is also likely to partner with other investment property experts including real estate agents, lawyers, accountants, insurance agents and contractors. This gives you access to valuable information through this knowledge network. If you join groups such as the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) or even a local Rental Owners and Managers Society (ROMS) you can receive another wealth of added

knowledge catered to your revenue property needs. While REIN can provide market insight and investing tips through years of experience, ROMS helps with credit checks for potential tenants, keeps you abreast of changes to the Residential Tenancy Act and other topics/concerns often faced by landlords. Mortgage professionals offer an invaluable service to real estate investors; the big picture! If the mortgages on your investment properties are set up properly from the on-set of each venture you will be able to get future financing – a necessity for continuing to build your portfolio of revenue properties. Submitted by Amber Stuart of Dominion Lending

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Silestone quartz, a cleaner, safer countertop

Silestone is the only solid surface to contain anti-microbial protection called Microban. Microban is present throughout the entire slab of Silestone, so it will not wash off or wear away. Microban inhibits the growth of common bacteria, yeasts, moulds and fungi that cause stains, odors and product degradation. Silestone is stain resistant. Soap and water is all that is needed to maintain Silestone. In the case of difficult spills, any mild household cleaner left to soak on the area for about 10 minutes will do the trick. (Do not use products such as Drano, Liquid Plumber, oven cleaners, floor stripers or any oth-

er harsh chemicals on the surface as they will harm your top). Silestone is made up of 93% Natural Quartz and 7% natural pigment and resin. Quartz is a hard crystal developed by volcanic activity. Quartz is 100% non-porous. Stains, moulds and mildew cannot penetrate the surface because of this quality. Un-like Granite, Silestone does not need to be sealed to keep its lustrous shine. The Quartz in Silestone makes it naturally scratch-resistant. On a hardness scale of 1-10, Quartz is a 7, only Diamond, Topaz and Sapphire are harder than Quartz. Silestone is the world’s leading Quartz surfacing manufacturer. Slabs

are made in Spain by a company called Cosentino. Silestone has four times the flexuaral strength of Granite, making it less susceptible to chipping and cracking during transportation and installation. Silestone has a class 1 fire rating. It will not scorch or burn and can withstand temperatures up to 375 degrees Celsius. However, it is recommended to still use a trivet or heat pad to reduce the risk of thermal shock damage. If thermal shock does occur (extreme rapid temperature changes), only the heated area will crack, whereas most other solid surface tops will crack and break all the way through or even

shatter. If cracks, chips or breaks occur, they can be repaired using epoxy and colored quartz. Because Silestone is engineered, there are no voids or weak points in the surface, making it much more resistant to impact damage. Silestone natural quartz surfaces result from a tightly controlled process to ensure reliable performance, color, consistency and ultimate durability every time. Cosentino backs its Silestone slabs with a limited 15 year manfacturer’s warranty when it is installed by a Certified Silestone Installer. Silestone Natural Quartz is a product that stays at the forefront of innovation and design. It’s genius is its abil-

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Redesign, making the most of what you have While interior design is the art of filling an empty space, the art of redesign a new trend in the design world, is the art of creating a space using existing furniture, art and accessories. In our world today with having to make your dollar stretch as far as possible and the every increasing deluge of “how to shows” on the likes of HGTV, it makes sense to reuse, repurpose and revitalize our spaces to create a home that reflects how you live. Remember nothing is written in stone, the old adage of matchy, matchy, furniture sets, etc has all gone to the wayside. Here are some pointers on how to try it yourself or if you aren’t able to see the vision, what a redesign professional will do for you. Think about how you live in your space; does the function of the rooms as typically defined work for you as they

are? For example, do you have a dining room that never gets used with the exception of once a year when you have family over for Christmas dinner? Well there is no design rule or principal that says you can’t turn it into a craft room, a kids’ playroom, or a cozy nook in which to read a good book. Turn it into a space that gets used all year round, and once a year, turn it back into a dining room. Try to think beyond the walls and floor space, it’s about having a home that works for you, one that you can live in, and that functions for you and your family. Now that you’ve thought about it, here’s how to get it accomplished, clear the entire room out, everything, most people take out the furniture but leave the artwork, this won’t work as the artwork will usually dictate where the furniture should be placed. You need a clean

slate in order to get perspective; this is the most crucial part of redesign. Okay you have moved everything out, you know what purpose you want the room to serve, now start placing the furniture, shop your own house, use pieces in unique and different ways. Use that old table as a desk, a dresser as a buffet, an old chair as an end table or bedside table. Remember to use the focal point of the room; if there is more than one, choose one primary focal point. If there isn’t a natural focal point, such as a fireplace or picture window, create one, every room requires one. You can use a wide range of things to create your focal point using a combination of furniture, art and accessories, it just needs to be visually powerful so that there is no question it’s the main feature of the room. Now create the conversa-

tion area so that it faces the primary focal point. If you have a TV that needs to be in the room, place it to one side of the primary focal point, that way it isn’t the main feature but everyone will be facing both it and the focal point. Next, place the other items of furniture in the room, think function, and make sure there is enough seating, also being careful not to overcrowd the space. Another common mistake is to push all furniture up against the walls, try to avoid doing this, bringing them into the room creates a more visually appealing space, creating depth beyond the furniture and it instantly becomes more warm and inviting. Now its time to place the art, do not even attempt to do this until you are comfortable with the furniture layout. Number one rule in hanging artwork is that

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What is home automation?

What can I control? Lighting: Dim light fixtures you could never dim before, and control them from anywhere. You can set them up for a scene such

as a party where you push one button and the whole house lights up. If you have a fire alarm go off in the middle of the night it automatically turns on lights so you can see. Security: Have your home call you if there is an alert situation. You can remote arm or disarm and unlock a door from anywhere to let a service person in to do work for you. You can remotely view a camera from your computer or smartphone to see if your kids arrived home on time.

Home Theater: Just imagine having one remote and when you push a button it turns on your tv, cable box,

and surround sound sytem for you. Thermostats: Remote controlled thermostats allow

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system and they can trigger an alert if the temperature gets too low, preventing pipes from freezing. Home automation is a convenience for

the home owner, offering multiple possiblities and makes life easier. Submitted by Sean Kelly, Edwards Security

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For some it can be as simple as remote or automatic control of a few lights. For others, security may be the central application. As a very basic definition, we tend to refer to home automation as anything that gives you remote or automatic control of things around the home.

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Steps to dress up your backyard A backyard can look very bare when the snow disappears, but it is a great time to discover all sorts of new possibilities. If your lot lies on varying natural ground elevations, you may be tempted to give a new look to your property by dressing it up with some steps. The choice of materials to be used will depend on the style of your home. You might choose brick, cut stone, river stone, marble, slate, concrete, or even wooden logs. Once the materials are purchased, construction of the steps can begin. Don’t worry: this is a lot less technically challenging than building an inside staircase. The first thing to do is to stretch a cord around the area to define where earth has to be removed to carve out rough steps. By defining individual steps you will create a sort of grid. Using a spade, shape the steps, thus creating the base for your structure. If you want to be precise about the rise and width of this outdoor stairway, consult your local hardware store experts for recommended measurements or visit the do-

it-yourself aisle at your library or neighbourhood bookstore. Before positioning your materials it is important to prepare the ground and strengthen the base of each step with packed

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sand or with a layer of poured concrete on a bed of crushed stone. If you’re doing this work in the spring, be sure not to work at temperatures below 5°C or the concrete will not set properly.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls bloom. Marcel Proust

The Easter Bunny has hopped into the Yellow Umbrella,

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The power to change light - it’s so easy Choosing from so many beautiful window fashions should be a pleasure, not a confusing chore. Start by reviewing these important considerations.

Do you prefer a traditional or contemporary look? Relaxed or formal? Country warmth or urban sophistication?

Light Source

Whatever colour or shade, tint or texture you want, you’ll find it among the endless choices available.

Where the light is coming from is important. First make sure you know which direction your window faces. North light tends to be cold and clear, suggesting energy-efficient window treatments. Light from the south is warm and strong yearround, so you might choose light-diffusing window coverings to protect your furniture. If your windows face east, bright, warm morning light calls for window coverings that block UV rays. And if light comes from the west, hot, bright afternoons demand solutions that are both light controlling and light diffusing. Privacy Do you need full privacy from next-door neighbors or just a little screening from, say, the garage or a central air conditioning unit? Style

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Window Shapes Does anyone have ordinary windows any more? Not to worry. From arches to angles, from circular windows to Palladians, there are window coverings that will complement any window. Always Within Reach No matter where your windows are located, you need to reach them easily and safely. Energy Efficiency

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Fuel bills soaring? There are energy efficient window fashions so you can save on fuel bills while doing your bit for the environment. UV Protection

Built-in ultraviolet protection gives you the power to block the harmful rays that fade carpets, discolor upholstery and degrade your finest possessions.

Kids or pets, and loose cords can spell trouble. Operating systems and special features can be designed to make your home as safe as it is beautiful. Submitted by E.L. Fabricating

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Today’s modern housing Manufactured and Modular Homes:

We have homes for everyone, no matter what stage of life you’re in. Whether you are a first time buyer, a growing family needing a larger home, or an empty nester wanting to downsize, we have a factory built design to fit your lifestyle. What’s the difference

between site-built and modular homes? A site-built home is constructed on site over a period of many weeks and months. A modular home is assembled on site and is usually finished within a week. Otherwise, both are constructed to adhere to the same building codes and zoning regulations. So, why not take advan-

tage of modern modular construction when considering your new home. Manufactured and modular homes are factory-built homes engineered and constructed in accordance with National and Provincal building codes. The homes are built in a controlled factory environment protected from weather-related damage. Every home built is

regularly inspected during each phase of the construction process to ensure the home meets our high quality standards. Moduline has a long history of providing quality manufactured homes as an affordable alternative to site built and other types of housing. Buyers benefit from Moduline’s ability to purchase building mate-

rials, including interior features and appliances, in large quantities resulting in lower costs. From 40 years of experience, Moduline has developed advanced engineering and construction methods to ensure that they continue to provide affordable and quality built manufactured homes. As a result of our experience and knowledge,

we have earned the trust of our customers when it comes to their housing needs and customer satisfaction. Moduline stands by their commitment for customer satisfaction. All their homes are covered by the 10 Year New Home Warranty and an additional 1 year factory warranty. Submitted by Bob Paterson Homes

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