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This is for you... Shawna Norton as Axl Rose performed the song, “Welcome to the Jungle,” by Guns ‘N Roses at the Bankers Variety Show on March 24. Norton says this was payback to her son and his band, which practised this song endlessly in their basement.

Trails get development funding The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) is receiving $401,250 from the B.C. Liberal government’s Community Recreation Program to help develop wheelchair-accessible wilderness trails. The CRD submitted the application on behalf of 14 trails in the region, but hasn’t yet announced how much of the funding will go to each project.

The four South Cariboo community groups benefitting from the funds include the 108 Greenbelt Commission, Hun City Bike Club, Roe Lake and District Rec. Commission and Lac la Hache Community Club. 108 Greenbelt Commission chair Ron Soeder says whatever funds it gets will be used to extend the existing Sepa Lake accessi-

ble trail to the Main Beach, and eventually, onward to the 108 Heritage Site. “It provides a real opportunity, with people visiting [the site] there who want to go a little further, and experience and enjoy the lake environment, and perhaps have physical challenges.” See TRAIL… page A3

The District of 100 Mile House councillors have resolved to send a letter to Premier Christy Clark, Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) to express their disappointment the province’s recently selected Expert Panel on Tax (EPT) lacks any local-government representation. The letter will join many others from municipalities and regional districts around the province. Without someone from local government included, Mayor Mitch Campsall says the panel won’t provide the “true and honest picture” that was intended. “How do you do a review on local taxation [across the province] without someone from local government? It doesn’t even make sense.” The representative Campsall would like to see doesn’t need to be an elected official, he explains, but should be someone who’s dealing with local government taxes at all times, such as a municipal administrator. “Somebody from local government should be there looking at those from [that] side.” A panel representative selected from UBCM would be ideal, the mayor adds. “UBCM understands it. UBCM deals with it all the time. So, who better to look at it?” The mandate of the EPT includes reviewing the local government tax

Mitch Campsall environment for business and developing recommendations about which taxes most influence competitiveness and economic growth. Another component of the review will be to look at municipal property taxation of business. Chaired by University of B.C. chancellor Sarah Morgan-Silvester, other panel members include top management from organizations, including Goldcorp, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, KPMG/ Vancouver Board of Trade; and Ernst & Young LLP; as well as another representative from UBC and a former deputy minister of Community and Rural Development. The panel will report back to the government with its recommendations by Aug. 31.

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SHORT TA K E S Taxpayers’ input sought District of 100 Mile House councillors are inviting local residents to come out and provide their input on its proposed Fiveyear Financial Plan. The document covers the current budget and looks forward to planing for expenditures and any related impacts on municipal property taxation. Recently, Mayor Mitch Campsall said the average tax increase this year is slated to be one per cent across the district. Every $26,000 in direct costs to the district represents one per cent of taxation, he noted. Council and staff welcome property owners in the district to come out to review and comment on the plans for how their tax dollars will be spent, Campsall explained. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on April 3 in council chambers at the district office at 385 Birch Ave., Fourth Street entrance. Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . B4 BC Views. . . . . . . . . . . A9 Classifieds . . . . . . . . A29 Community . . . . . . . . . B1 District . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Entertainment . . . . . B3 Guest Shot. . . . . . . . . . A8 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 Perspectives . . . . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A21

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Community farm co-op growing stronger Carole Rooney Free Press

The Horse Lake Community Farm Co-operative held its sixth annual general meeting at 100 Mile House United Church on Feb. 25. Elected for two-year terms are chair Rod Hennecker, natural resources director Kristi Iverson and treasurer Bill Robertson. Finishing their term this year are secretary and communications director Barb Matfin, vice-chair/IT director Demian Pettman and membership secretary Rob Diether. Hennecker says major improvements in 2011 included “finally getting power into the root-cellar” and a new website, as well as deer-proof fencing around the garden. Diether and Robertson were the co-op delegates this year to the BC Community Farm Roundtable gathering in Vancouver, he adds. Ongoing work with The Land Conservancy of BC (TLCBC) toward permanent, protective covenants on the land was continued, Hennecker says, adding it is hoped to reach fruition in 2012. He explains this will add “another layer of protection to the property” by restricting it to organic agriculture use and protecting its biodiversity through a TLCBC approval process for any future roads and fences.

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The Horse Lake Community Farm Co-op offers members and visitors a chance to test their green thumbs and get their hands dirty if they wish. The co-op is preserving pristine farmlands, as well as supplying fresh food for local families. He adds a highlight for the co-op this year was the BC Food Systems Network gathering in July in 100 Mile House, which saw people come from all over the province to attend. While it wasn’t a co-op event, Hennecker notes participants later drove out in a “caravan of cars and vans” for a co-op farm tour that saw “food security in action” and a lively discussion on its history and plans. Following the discussion, Nathalie Chambers from TLCBC offered to arrange to share funds raised by its fundraising

event last October, and subsequently the Horse Lake farm received a donation of 25 per cent of the ticket sales, amounting to about $1,300. “She said ‘well we’re having this Chef’s Survival Challenge and I want to promote you guys’. It was a pleasant surprise when it arrived.” In 2011, the co-hosting of Seedy Saturday with the Community Kitchen had a big turnout, and the coop’s Bird and Botany Walk attracted more people than ever, he says, adding the annual Open Farm Day was also a memorable

afternoon. The annual British Columbia NDP fundraiser dinner was successfully catered by a volunteer co-op crew that featured local foods, Hennecker explains, and the co-op’s Winter Treats and Treasures sale had a new twist and more vendor tables. The co-op also continues its presence at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market to promote membership and raise funds by selling organic, fair-trade coffee. The farm co-op’s focus this year will target new memberships and

Henneker says he encourages people to check out the new website at www. horselakefarmcoop.ca or call 250-395-4042 for more information. He muses that perhaps people are realizing how important the food security offered by the co-op will be in future years. “Having a chunk of land like we’ve got that’s got the water, got the soil and we’ve got the knowledge that we can share with people, too. “Now, more than ever we all need to preserve farmland, farmers and farming knowledge.”

TRAIL… from page A1 Many families have expressed appreciation for the smooth surface of the current trail for baby strollers, he adds. Hun City Bike Club vice-president Steve Law says it plans to create a low-mobility trail from its parking lot at the 99 Mile Trails and on to the cabins. “We are going to try and link up the two cabins with a wheelchair-accessible trail portion.” Restrictions on the grade may interfere with the final trail portion on the mountain, but they’ll try to work that out as the plan progresses, Law notes. Roe Lake and District Rec. Commission president Tim

Ruscheinsky says his group is “quite happy” to hear about the funding. “I’m quite surprised we got the funding because the last time I heard it didn’t look too promising.” He adds an easement created some years back from the highway to the hall and onward to the rodeo ground has never been improved into a proper road access. The funding will help improve that road and create a wheelchair-accessible trail from there to a viewpoint over the wetlands and duck lagoon, with benches and picnic tables for families,

Ruscheinsky explains. Lac La Hache Community Club president Larry McCrea says the funding will help create a trail to work in with the wheelchairaccessible picnic area. The trail will allow the community, travellers and all the folks at the South Cariboo Garlic Festival low-mobility access to the lake. “It’s going to go from the Felker Homestead site down to the lake and then along the lake to the other side. We’ve been wanting to put a lakeside trail on that property for a long time.” Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says she is “very pleased”

the CRD got the funding for the trails. “When you think of rugged outdoor trail adventures in the Cariboo, wheelchair accessibility isn’t something that naturally comes to mind. I think it’s incredible we’re helping pioneer something so fantastic and I hope the trails get a lot of use.” This funding is part of $30 million from the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development for 98 recreation projects in the province, as announced by Premier Christy Clark at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention last September.


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The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) has decided to take its contract battle back to the courts. Cariboo-Chilcotin Teachers’ Association president Joan Erb says Bill 22 “strips the constitutional rights� to negotiate collective agreement issues restored in last year’s B.C. Supreme Court ruling. The decision was made at the recent, “very difficult and exhausting� BCTF annual general meeting, which Erb notes had “everything debated to the hilt.� A province-wide vote will be held April 17 for teachers to decide if they will withdraw their support for extracurricular activities. “Right from day 1, we did not want this to impact kids, but we don’t have the right to negotiate class size. We don’t have the right to strike; the only thing left now is to start to inconvenience people. Unfortunately, that’s going to hit kids first,� Erb explains. “The government’s really got us between a rock and a hard place and we’ve got nowhere else to go.� Cariboo-Chilcotin Liberal MLA Donna Barnett says teachers are exercising their right and any citizen can choose whether to volunteer their time. “Everyone appreciates everything they do, the same as everyone else [who volunteers]. It will be a big loss for everybody, and it will be a huge loss for the kids.� Teachers’ union locals in about a dozen school districts

Will Van Osch have already decided to cease extracurricular activities at the local level. Erb says it’s important for parents and students to note that in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, most activities with planning already underway will go ahead regardless, such as grad and class trips. School District 27 chair Will Van Osch, whose wife is a teacher, says he “understands the frustration� teachers are feeling, which is leading them to stop volunteering their time. “It would be a shame, but I can really understand why they’d be going that route.� Some teachers help with activities with-

in their own range of interest, but the school board chair notes many others “volunteer just to volunteer.� “The government is trying to frame the teachers as greedy and self-serving, and I think it’s falling apart on them. It’s hard to frame them in that light because I don’t really think, in general, that they are.� Meanwhile, Erb notes the BCTF is going to promote education and health as its top issues in the 2013 provincial election. “We’re going to work hard to try and get rid of the current government and try and get in a government that’s more union friendly.�

However, Barnett says that over the past three decades, she can recall only a single contract signed and that was in 2006. “There are an awful lot of people who are very frustrated with this, called taxpayers.� Otherwise, she adds BCTF disputes resulted in backto-work legislation, including under the former NDP government.

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Large, organized crime-related grow ops in the Cariboo are the target of a new task force in the region.

Staff/Sgt. Brian Coldwell The B.C. provincial government recently announced it will build on the success of the federal Cariboo Region Integrated Marijuana Enforcement task force (CRIME) with funding for a new North District Integrated Marijuana Enforcement task force (NDIME). 100 Mile House RCMP Staff/Sgt. Brian Coldwell says he’s very happy the initial efforts of CRIME are going to continue with the creation of NDIME. “These investigations are very manpower intensive and they’re expensive. This funding – and it’s in addition to my detachment operation budget – will

allow those investigations to continue, while not impacting us financially from that perspective.” CRIME was established to help stamp out illegal grow operations after RCMP investigators from across the Cariboo identified more than 100 marijuana growops operations in the rural areas in 2010 alone. In the 15 months CRIME was in operation, it seized nearly 120,000 plants (close to 11 tons of marijuana) at 70 properties, resulting in criminal charges being laid against 78 people. Although the pilot project’s funding ran out last fall, CRIME continued for the short term, as it was hoped further funding or a similar task force would follow. Coldwell notes NDIME was created in January, but didn’t have confirmed funding until the recent announcement. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says she is “very pleased” to hear

These investigations are very manpower intensive and they’re expensive. This funding – and it’s in addition to my detachment operation budget – will allow those investigations to continue, while not impacting us financially from that perspective.”

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the funding came through for NDIME. “It’s great news. It’s something the mayors [in the riding] requested [and] gave their input in to the minister.” The issue was also included in her rural caucus reports, she added. “The work [CRIME members] have done has been successful, and once you have success, you should continue on and continue moving forward to protect the public. “It’s organized crime running these things and we need this type of crime task force to deal with it.” The new task force will receive additional provincial support from Regional General Investigative Services and North District Criminal Intelligence Probe Team, and fed-

eral support from the Integrated Proceeds of Crime Section. The 100 Mile detachment remains ultimately responsible for local grow-op investigations as they arise, Coldwell says,

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Roads act may cut off residents, resorts Carole Rooney Free Press

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has not yet heard if the B.C. Liberal government will allow the board further consultations on the upcoming Natural Resource Road Act (NRRA). Resource roads are typically one- or two-lane gravel roads built for industrial purposes to access natural resources in remote areas. The act will cover all these roads, including BC Forest Service [BCFS] logging roads, petroleum development roads, mineral exploration roads, Land Act roads and special-use-permit roads. The first phase of public consultations ended Dec. 15, 2011, but while the news release was issued on Oct. 17, Area L Director Bruce Rattray says the board found out about it less than two weeks before the deadline. “Most of us heard there was a public consultation when we got the agenda for the board meeting in December. The due date for comments was the following week.” Rattray adds it is a “complicated issue with enough competing interests” that the board needed to

Bruce Rattray be better informed before providing feedback. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) states there was “ample” time provided for initial input, explaining the Dec. 15 deadline marked the end of only the first phase of consultations. The act recently moved into its second phase for the analysis of the outstanding policy issues and options for resolving them, to guide the drafting of legislation this fall. This doesn’t mean the CRD directors can’t still “put our two bits in,” Rattray says. Typically, the province doesn’t want the public travelling on non-maintained back roads, he says, adding that once they’re closed to the public,

the roads are signed as closed and physically blocked to prevent vehicular travel. “[The resource companies] also foot the bill for most of the costs on those roads, and once they are done with them, they like to get out from under that cost, which means they want to close down the road.” The public uses a lot of these roads quite a bit, Rattray notes, which is partly why there is pressure to continue the road maintenance. People tend to treat them as public roads, and with many private properties using resource roads for access to homes, cabins, and even resorts, he notes “cutting them off is even a bigger deal.” On the other hand, he notes some of these roads provide access into the habitat of

endangered species, such as mountain caribou, as well as potentially sensitive watersheds. “It’s not an easy issue to figure out the right answer on.” To his understanding of the current rules, Rattray says the maintenance obligations vary depending on the type of road and the specific legislation that applies to it. “[In] this new act ... they’re trying to put it all under one piece of legislation, whereas now, forestry is different than min-

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Debtors in district face shutoff services Carole Rooney Free Press

The District of 100 Mile House councillors are looking at a new bylaw that would allow municipal services, such as utilities to be cut off, if residents are delinquent on paying fines, fees or taxes. Mayor Mitch Campsall says this isn’t something the district plans to do, but having the bylaw in force will act as a “deterrent” to stalling payments to the municipality. “We don’t have that problem, but we don’t want that problem.” The bylaw stems from a staff memo noting the Community Charter Division 14-Recovery of Fees establishes regulations allowing fee and tax collection through service withdrawal. The proposed bylaw states the debtor will have 21 days notice in writing before district services are discontinued. During that time, the resident may pay the outstanding amount

or appeal it. It authorizes our chief administrative officer Roy Scott or his/her delegate to discontinue services upon expiration of the notice period, or upon council’s direction following an appeal, until the debt is paid in full. Campsall explains that if a property owner, such as a hotel, refuses to pay property taxes, the district needs the means to collect those and this

bylaw could allow municipal water and sewer services to be cut off until that happens. “I doubt it will happen, and council will still look at it first.” This is intended only for “long-term abuse,” when someone has put off payments for an extended time period, he adds. “We’re talking someone who is really negligent.”

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ow do you do a review on local taxation [across the province] without someone from local government? It doesn’t even

make sense.” Mayor Mitch Campsall hit the nail on the head with this recent statement. He was talking about the Expert Panel on Tax the B.C. Liberal government has cobbled together to, among other things, review how municipal governments tax businesses. Once that’s done, the panel will develop recommendations about which taxes negatively influence competitiveness and economic growth. We know it’s important for businesses not to be taxed to death, so they can remain competitive and contribute to each community’s economic growth. We also realize how important our business owners are to the health of our community – not only for goods and services, but also as employers and community supporters. And for that, we thank them. Where Mayor Mitch, and we agree with him, has his nose out of joint is the makeup of the “panel of experts” who are going to make recommendations on what municipal governments should be doing when it comes to its taxation policies. The panel is seeded with big business-friendly representatives who likely look at municipal taxation policies as the enemy of business development. It’s very much like the introduction of the Auditor General for Local Government who would look into local government books and offer suggestions on how to run a leaner, meaner government. Again, this would allow local governments to forgo relying so heavily on business taxation to run the show. On this latter review, it should be noted our local governments have told the province to bring it on and they welcome the review. However, the rub on the former review is twofold. Why wouldn’t the panel of experts include someone with local government budget experience, so she or he could provide a perspective from that side of the issue? Why would a provincial government that’s up to its eyeballs in debt presume it needs to fine-tune the taxation policy of local governments that must balance their budgets every year? Some might think the B.C. Liberal government is just trying to solidify the business vote in the run-up to an election year.

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Teachers don’t look reasonable My children were disappointed not to be in school during the teachers’ three-day strike. My daughter loves school and we could not have asked for a more fabulous kindergarten teacher. My son is in Grade 2 and has also had terrific teachers. It would be nice if my children’s teachers — and all other British Columbians — could make more money. The hard reality is that taxpayers can’t afford to meet teachers’ demands right now. The province is running a deficit, and global economic uncertainty is still a major threat to our economy. The teachers’ demand for a 15 per cent pay increase over three years doesn’t look reasonable next to what is going on in the private or public sectors. Small-business confidence is still shaky. Consumers’ continued caution means many business owners are making less than they did a few years ago. Most public-sector unions in the province, recognizing the economic climate, have settled within the government negotiating framework of no-net compensation increases for two years. A recent survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business shows the majority of small business owners (74 per cent) believe B.C.

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GUEST SHOT teachers should not be given wage increases in the middle of spending restraint (13 per cent say they should be given an increase and 12 per cent are undecided). Fortunately, B.C. teachers are already well compensated. Individual teacher salaries in Vancouver range from about $46,000 to $81,000 for the 10-month period they are in the classroom. As a rough point of reference, median household income (which includes many families where both parents work) in Vancouver is roughly $65,000. Another indicator that wages are reasonable is the fact that more people want to teach than there are teaching jobs. During the last negotiation, teachers secured a 16 per cent pay increase over five years with a $3,700 signing bonus for each teacher. Most in the private sector did not fare as well. While additional increases are off the table this year, it is worth noting that teachers working for less than 10 years will still get their seniority step increases of around $2,000.

B.C. teachers currently make more than teachers in most other developed countries, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Business Council of British Columbia economist Jock Finlayson recently showed that teacher’s rank fourth in pay within Canada, which “closely matches where our province sits in the national pecking order on most economy-wide measures of income.” Teachers also have generous benefits, including defined benefit pensions where the employer is contributing more than the employee, and much more holiday time than most other jobs. Like most British Columbians, I have a great deal of respect for our teachers. However, wage and benefit settlements need to be reasonable because all hard-working people pay for public-sector compensation through their taxes and in so doing have less to spend on their own families. The leadership of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation should follow the lead of other unions in this province and wait for better economic times before asking for increases. Laura Jones is the senior vicepresident of research, economics and Western Canada with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

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To the editor: Donna Barnett’s March 21 page A3 story where she defends [Premier] Christy Clark’s poor performance brings back memories of the [Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA] defending [former premier Gordon Campbell’s] very poor record, along with defence of the Harmonized Sales Tax. Donna, please remember the job you are paid very well to do is to defend the taxpayers not the politicians. You work for us. Why you need to be reminded of this mystifies me. A very large part of the voting public has had it with your government and still you publicly defend it. Also you state you are “stuck” with maintaining the [Insurance Corporation of British Columbia] after the NDP implemented it. I believe the gripe concerning ICBC is not due about your government maintaining it, but rather about using it as a piggy bank to fund revenues in general. You, more than anyone, should know better than printing half-truths, and sadly this just makes me feel you think of us as being foolish. Steve Hetherington Lac la Hache

Reader fed up with teachers’ threats To the editor: As a retired union man on a pension, I find I can no longer afford the school system that exists today. As a pensioner, school teachers do nothing for me, and I need my money for the medical system. Next to politicians, I think that teachers have become the most overpaid and underworked people in the province. They are always using the student and parents as pawns in their negotiating tactics and they are forever threatening us taxpayers with picket lines and strikes. It is good the government to put a stop to it. I think the government should fire every teacher in the province and hire back the ones who actually want to earn their pay. I am sure there are some who want to work. The rest can feed off their union slush fund until they bankrupt it. Then they should get a

real job and leave us overtaxed seniors alone. So stop insulting our intelligence with your stupidity and do the job that we, the people, pay you for. Bill Orango 108 Mile Ranch

VICTORIA – Both NDP Leader Adrian Dix and his education critic Robin Austin have recently tried to sell the media a fictitious story about the party’s successful history of negotiations with the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation. With the ritual combat between the BCTF and the B.C. Liberal government flaring once again in early March, Dix bragged to reporters that the last time he was involved in teacher talks, it resulted in a 0-0-2 wage settlement. That was in 1998, when Dix was working for then-premier Glen Clark. The real 1998 story is useful, because then as now, the B.C. government was in a financial squeeze and looking at a huge set of negotiations with government unions in health and other sectors, as well as education. Clark, an ex-industrial union organizer, was known for pushing negotiators aside and taking control of hot files. The premier’s office took the lead in teacher talks, trying to set a strong precedent for lowwage settlements similar to today’s “net zero” mandate. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, representing the school districts, was marginalized and treated with the same disdain that the BCTF still reserves for them. The result was an agreement in which the union bartered higher wages for hundreds more positions and other benefit gains. This was one of the key mistakes that led to today’s showdown over class size and composition. Once

TOM FLETCHER

BC VIEWS trustees got a look at the premier’s 1998 deal, they refused to sign. For the first and only time, the government had to legislate the settlement on school boards. The BCTF membership endorsed the 1998 deal by a large margin, and it did, indeed, set the tone for other union settlements in the late 1990s. Press reports at the time put the total cost of this supposed wage freeze at an 11 per cent increase in the provincial payroll. Before I get into the court battles that followed after the NDP government was dumped, there is a business principle here. One of the first things I had to learn as a private sector manager is that if you don’t control your budget, you aren’t really a manager. No one who lets authority over staffing levels slip away can possibly control his or her budget. Control over staffing levels is what the NDP let slip to the BCTF in 1998. And it is what the B.C.

Liberals took back in 2002, with legislation that removed class size and composition from bargaining. In the constantly repeated BCTF rhetoric, this was the “illegal stripping” of union contract terms that was struck down in April 2011 by the B.C. Supreme Court. A closer reading of Justice Susan Griffin’s decision shows she gave Education Minister George Abbott an out. If the province replaces staffing-level bargaining with “an equivalent process of good faith consultations or negotiation, then the legislation might not be an interference with freedom of association….” Bill 22 was written with this decision in mind, reasserting the government’s control over the payroll with a $165 million fund for special needs and a mediator to demonstrate those “good faith consultations.” Last week, University of Victoria business professor Ken Thornicroft noted ceding control over class size to the union amounts to delegating authority over spending to someone who is not elected. The legality of that will no doubt be examined in the BCTF’s next courtroom assault on the provincial treasury. It’s an important comparison for voters. Which party is better able to represent the public interest in hardball negotiations with 300,000 unionized employees? Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

March is Social Services Awareness Month

To the editor: Every day across British Columbia, frontline community social services workers and agencies are helping to build safe, healthy and caring communities for all of us. Some of the services provided by community agencies in South Cariboo are: • Support children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities to fully participate in their communities - Cedar Crest Society for Community Living (Cedar Crest) and Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC). • Help end violence in our communities by supporting women, youth and children by providing safe environments, counselling and advocacy - 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society (Women’s Centre) and (CFEC). • Provide mental health supports, education and services - Canadian Mental Health Association 100 Mile Branch (Mental Health).

• Provide children with a great start through early care and learning, integrated and supported childcare programs – CFEC and Cedar Crest. • Strengthen families through family development counselling, parenting support and intervention when needed – CFEC. Community social services are based on the belief people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds are valuable and contributing members of society. During difficult periods, or when a crisis arises, it’s important communities are able to respond by providing supports, services, or the skills people need to deal with life’s challenges. Community social services are about creating and maintaining supportive, healthy, stable and caring communities. During the past decade, there have been cuts to services, program closures, growing wait lists and chronic under funding. Inequality in our province has deepened and families are suffering.

Without adequate funding, agencies are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain a stable, professional workforce – the key to quality support and continuity of care. For more information, go to www. communitysocialservicesmatter.ca. We would like to thank all the caring social service providers in the South Cariboo who, despite the challenges facing them, make our communities stronger, healthier and more stable. Lisa De Paoli – CFEC executive director and Sheila Hart board chair Tim Guthrie - Cedar Crest executive director and Grant Briggs board chair Terri Lewis - Women’s Centre executive director and Sandi Hutton board chair Maggie Patterson-Dickey - Mental Health executive director and MJ Cousins board chair See more letters to the editor on page A12.


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Newsbeat Around the province Handgun, cocaine seized KAMLOOPS - A Vancouver man will likely face drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop this week near Kamloops uncovered cocaine and a handgun. RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said an officer working highway patrol on the Yellowhead just north of Kamloops on Tuesday, March 20, noticed a vehicle slow down immediately after driving past the police car. “The officer continued to observe the driving pattern and noted the driver continued travelling in the passing lane at a speed well below the posted speed limit,” he said. “As a result of the slow speed, he was impeding traffic and created a backup of vehicles.” The Mountie pulled the vehicle over, and noticed “several indicators” leading him to believe there were drugs in the car. A drugsniffing police dog was called out, Moskaluk said, and the canine confirmed the officer’s suspicion. The 26-year-old driver was arrested and the vehicle searched. According to Moskaluk, the search turned up 180 grams of cocaine, a small amount of marijuana, $2,000 in cash and a 22-calibre handgun.

Pizza delivery driver robbed WILLIAMS LAKE — On March 23 at approximately 9 p.m, a delivery driver for Domino’s Pizza was the victim of a robbery at the intersection of Second Avenue North and Borland Street in Williams Lake. The driver was attacked by a group of individuals who fled on foot after the incident. The RCMP are asking anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information pertaining to this investigation to call the Williams Lake Detachment at 250-392-6211 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800222-TIPS (8477).

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C ap sule C omments It’s revealing to put a number on the heart benefits of exercising. There was a “study or studies” done recently on the amount of exercise needed to benefit the heart. That number is 150 minutes per week. This resulted in a 15% reduction in heart attacks. Couch potatoes who started to exercise benefitted most. It’s important to check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. Breastfeeding a newborn infant has many positive effects on the baby and the mother. One new idea being investigated is that breastfed babies have less of a chance of becoming obese. The link between obesity and breastfeeding isn’t totally proven but it may be another incentive to breastfeed for at least 6 months. Nine out of ten foot operations are performed on women. The cause of the foot problems is primarily the type of shoes women wear. These foot problems include bunions, hammertoes and neuromas (swelling of a foot nerve due to tight-fitting shoes). Sometimes, just changing to a roomier shoe will relieve the discomfort. It may be hard to choose between comfort and style but your feet will be happy.

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Support from the local Free Press appreciated To the editor: As a free community service in the classifieds section, the 100 Mile House Free Press has advertised the Williams Lake Crisis Line contact number for several years. We would like to acknowledge the Free Press for its support of several suicide prevention initiatives over the years, and to advise readers of the new contact information, which was effective February of this year. Recently, several Interior region crisis lines amalgamated services to become the Interior Crisis Line Network with a new toll-free contact number – 1-888-353CARE (2273). A c c o r d i n g to recent statistics, people across British Columbia speak to a crisis line worker every three minutes. Previously, the Interior crisis lines provided more than 15,000 calls and 315,000 minutes of support annually. Locally, the South Cariboo Community Planning Council, in consultation with the Suicide Prevention Task Force with funding from the Interior Health Authority Injury Prevention Small Grants program, updated some printed resources.

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Police kept busy throughout the week RCMP… from page A11 Anyone having information about this incident is asked to call the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tipsy driver On March 23, 100 Mile RCMP and 100 Mile Traffic Services responded to a single-vehicle incident on Horse Lake Road near Highway 24. The driver of a red Ford Ranger lost control of his vehicle while travelling eastbound on Horse Lake Road. The vehicle crossed the centreline and

began to spin on the roadway. The vehicle tipped onto its side in the north ditch and the driver had been trapped and his left arm was pinned. Suffering with minor injuries, he was extricated from the vehicle by emergency services personnel and was transported to 100 Mile District General Hospital by ambulance. The driver was determined to have consumed liquor. An approved screening device was administered and the result was a warn. The driver was issued a three-day immediate roadside driving prohibition. His vehicle was

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later, 100 Mile Traffic Services stopped the same white Dodge pickup near Stokes Road on Highway 97. The male driver was determined not to be impaired; however, the driver was a prohibited driver. The vehicle was impounded and the 39-year-old male driver from Ashcroft was issued an appearance notice for a court date in June.

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Robin Diether of 100 Mile House was a member of the winning team at a recent university agriculture competition, which will take him to Roanoke, Virginia to compete in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge, March 29-April 1. “I learned a lot from the competition, and it was a good testing ground for my leadership, critical thinking and analyzing skills,” says Diether. A fundraiser pasta dinner and auction is planned for March 30 to help him cover travel costs. Diether was among eight students chosen by University of Alberta (U of A), where he is completing his agriculture degree this spring, to participate in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge-Western Regionals competition. Students from across the western region were split into teams of five from various universities, he notes, with each facing an overall challenge to analyze the management and animal care of a dairy farm in Visalia, California. The two-day competition included a farm tour and then each team prepared and made a presentation before a panel of judges, he adds. Diether says the premise of his team’s analysis of the dairy farm and the resulting report, which was done in one day and presented the next, was related to animal husbandry. “The biggest problem going on with the farm was they were not getting their heifers bred fast enough, costing

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Province to ban young people from tanning beds Ken Alexander Free Press

tanning beds by youth under the age of 18, unless they have a medical prescription. It is anticipated to take effect fall 2012. The announcement follows the release of a report compiled by an Indoor Tanning Working Group that was put together at

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On March 20, the B.C. provincial government announced it will ban commercial tanning-bed use by youth under the age of 18 to reduce the chances of developing skin cancer later in life. Studies have shown indoor tanning before the age of 35 raises the risk of melanoma by 75 per cent. Melanoma is the most deadly type of skin cancer. Locally, Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School student Lauren Sortome is leading the charge to encourage her graduating classmates to forgo the tanning beds prior to the graduation ceremonies this year. It’s part of the Canadian Cancer Society BC & Yukon’s Second Annual Tanfree Grad Challenge. Sortome has convinced local busi-

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The 2012 grads of Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) are hosting a Cinderella’s Tea Party in the school gymnasium on April 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Cinderella’s Closet project was started in 2008 by parents of that year’s PSO graduating class to enable less affluent students the opportunity to dress for the prom with pride. Through public donations, the Closet at PSO now holds dozens of gowns and suits of all sizes, along with shoes and jewelry to lend to graduation students on their special day. The program also

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helps pay for hair dressing appointments and tuxedo rentals. The Tea Party, offering wonderful desserts with endless coffee and tea will be an afternoon of glamour and entertainment, featuring sales of jewelry, beauty products and handmade items by local home-based businesses. Admission to the Tea Party is $8 and tickets are available at Dollar & Sense, United Carpet,

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she grows up, and purchasing Classic Girl Guide cookies will help her achieve that goal through the exciting Guiding programs and activities. The girls will be at Save-On-Foods in 100 Mile House on April 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and invite everyone drop by and pick up a couple of boxes of cookies.

Barney Bentall in town March 31 Heather Nelson Free Press

Folks are invited to enjoy a performance by song writer/ musician Barney Bentall at the South Cariboo Theatre on March 31. “The concert is happening and we are looking forward to the evening,” says Jacquie McKay of South Cariboo Theatre. “Tickets are still available. It always seems to be last minute in the Cariboo.” Bentall originally

booked on March 17, as part of the Slapback Music Production Blues Jazz Concert Series, was cancelled due to poor ticket sales. Because the show was advertised, McKay says she felt they should follow through. She adds they wanted people to be assured that when the Theatre advertises something it will be done. Tickets are available for $40 at Donex Pharmacy & Department Store, and at the theatre box office from 5 to 9:30

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The U of A placed “very well” with the most students of any university on both top two winning teams, Diether says,

adding it was a “great bonding event” with his team and he is “very glad” he went. “I’m very much looking forward to going down there and representing my school, and, hopefully, this will lead to oppor-

tunities in the dairy industry.” Meanwhile, local fundraiser organizer Gus Horn says the Dairy Challenge Dinner Auction on March 30 will include a pasta dinner complete with salad, garlic bread and dessert and will

feature silent and live auctions, entertainment and fun, farmthemed games. Doors open at 5 p.m. at the 100 Mile Curling Club lounge (upstairs) and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Limited tickets are available

for $15 each at Didi’s Boutique and Higher Ground Natural Foods or by calling John Hooper at 250-397-2980. Donations for the auction are appreciated, and can be arranged by calling Hooper.

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Warm and wonderful prize… South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) public relations and fundraising co-ordinator M-J Cousins, left, and Joyce Rowe, SCHF treasurer and Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary (DLDVFDLA) representative, display the quilt and six place-mats the DLDVFDLA donated to the SCHF on March 22. The quilt and place-mats will be raffled off during the SCHF’s Pointing the Way fundraiser, which kicks off at Save-On-Foods on April 7.

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Great season for Mayvin Gas & Heat Bantams 100 Mile Minor Hockey’s Bantam Mayvin Gas & Heat Milers ended its hockey season with a sixth-place finish at the Paul Brenner Memorial Bantam Tournament in Chilliwack, March 23-25. The Milers opened the tourney by skating to a 4-1 win over the Surrey Hawks on Friday night. The opening goal came from Emmett Collens, assisted by Katie Toews and Dylan McNeil, halfway through the second period. Surrey bounced back with a shorthanded goal, but the Milers proved to be too strong and popped in two quick markers to end the second stanza with a 3-1 lead. The other secondperiod goals were notched by Ben Ryan, on assists from Derek Popadinac and Ryan Cross, while

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The 100 Mile Bantam Mayvin Gas & Heat Milers had a fantastic season this year, as they medalled in all but one of the tournaments they competed in. They amassed a very respectable 7-1-1 winning record in their last two tourneys. Popadinac also scored an unassisted tally. McNeil set up Toews for her second of the game and the 4-1 lead in the final frame. Toews was also chosen as the game Most Valuable Player (MVP). Game 2 saw 100 Mile take on Chilliwack #3 and

gain another 4-1 victory. Lynden Jeffrey had two goals and two assists, while Ryan and Popadinac each found the back of the net for the Milers. Outstanding goal tending by Jordan Johnston saw him take game MVP.

Game 3 of roundrobin play had the Milers going up against Aldergrove, and when the buzzer sounded to end the game, the score clock registered a 2-2 tie. Collens and Jeffrey scored for the Milers. Michael Toews earned game MVP for his excellent goal

tending. With 12 teams in the C division, 100 Mile placed fifth after round-robin play, sending them to the consolation final against the Seattle Badgers on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, the Milers were down two players after

Saturday, which left them with a short bench. The Milers were up 3-0 after the first period of the consolation game and exchanged goals with Seattle in the second stanza for a 4-1 lead going into the third. However, penalties plagued the 100 Mile squad in the final frame and Seattle came back to knot the score with 37 seconds left on the clock. Then the Badgers scored in the sudden death overtime period for the 5-4 win. Tyker Purcha was chosen as game MVP, and also earned the honour as the team MVP of the tournament with his consistent overall performance. The Milers had a fantastic season coming second in their home tournament in November, second in Enderby, third in the Williams Lake Tier 3 Rep Tournament,

and first in the Hope Bantam C Tournament in February. The Milers record for the past two tournaments was a very respectable seven wins, one loss and one tie. The Milers squad included Ryan Cross, Tyker Purcha, Lynden Jeffrey, Derek Popadinac, Ben Ryan, Michael Toews, Jordan Johnston, Lee Bromley, Dylan McNeil, Brandon Moore, Emmett Collens and Katie Toews. Other members included Conner Edle, Nathan Foote, Jesse Wallace, Lucille Paul, Harry Gale, Jesse Stich and Kyle Welton who were not available for the last tournament The coaches were Duanne Popadinac, Vern Jeffrey and Scott Cross. Kersti Foote is the co-manager and Hockey Canada safety person.

Snowmobiling to Barkerville a memorable ride Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Seeing a snowblanketed Barkerville in the winter was the highlight of a

recent snowmobile trip made by 18 riders from the South Cariboo. The 100 Mile Snowmobile Club organized the March

10-11 trip, which started at Keithley Creek, just beyond Likely and brought riders through landmarks, such as Cunningham Pass,

Devil’s Eyebrow and Grouse Creek, past Barkerville and on to Wells. It was a 160-kilometre round trip on established trails,

but according to club president Al Reichardt, falling snow on Saturday and resulting poor visibility made riding that day a challenge. “It was just a matter of getting there safely.” On the outskirts of Barkerville, they parked the sleds and

walked along the main street, taking in the magical sight, says Reichardt. “With five or six feet of snow in town, on and around the buildings, it was something to see.” The group continued on to Wells where they had a buffet dinner and spent the

night at the historic Wells Hotel. Late the next morning, they were back on the trail and headed for home by way of Richfield and Yank’s Peak where they took time to test their sleds in the deep snow. “It was a great experience.”

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Eighteen riders participated in the 160-kilometre return trip, and on the way home on Sunday, they stopped briefly in front of the Richfield Courthouse just outside Barkerville.

Snow-covered Barkerville was an absolutely spectacular stop on the 100 Mile Snowmobile Club’s weekend ride to Wells and back to Keithley Creek on March 10-11.


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While they weren’t as busy as they would like to have been, the 100 Mile House & District Soccer Association signed up numerous players at Soccerfest earlier this month. Barb Mckenna, left, Shelly Morton, Heather Heales and Lianne Heales took a brief timeout during the registration process.

Time to register for soccer Ken Alexander Free Press

Registration numbers for 100 Mile House & District Soccer Association (OMHSA) upcoming season are down significantly from what organizers had expected they would be with the official deadline right around the corner. Association president Jennifer Appleby says the deadline for parents to register their children is March 31. After that, she adds, they will be taking a chance because it will depend on whether there’s room to place their footballers on a team.

“I would think at this point our numbers indicate we’ll have room, but people need to get [the registration forms] in as soon as possible because we start team-building. Everything starts May 1 and we need time to get everything sorted out.” OMHSA adminis-

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T51 T53 T53 T55 T55 T55 T55 T59 T59 T59 T62 T62 64 T65 T65 T65 68 69 70 T71 T71 T73 T73 T75 T75 77 T78 T78 T78 T81 T81 T83 T83 T83 T83 87 T88 T88 T90 T90 T90 93 T94 T94 T94 T97 T97 T99 T99 T99 T102

T102 T102 T102 T106 T106 T108 T108 T110 T110 112 T113 T113 T113 T113 T117 T117 T119 T119 T119 T122 T122 T122 T125 T125 T127 T127 T129 T129 131 T132 T132 T132 T132 T136 T136 T138 T138 T138 T138 T142 T142 T142 T142 T146 T146 T146 149 T150 T150 T150 T150

T150 T155 T155 T157 T157 159 160 T161 T161 T163 T163 T163 166 167 T168 T168 T170 T170

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OMHSA: ‘every kid should get to play soccer’ SOCCER… from page A22

encouraging and accepting applications in all age groups. Age limits are from 2008 birth dates (youngest) to 1994 birthdates (oldest).

McKenna says the numbers are spread fairly evenly among all age groups and the club is

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Ten skiers, between the ages of nine and 15, and four coaches, led by Kirsty Bock, enjoyed an actionpacked snowcamp at the 99 Mile Ski Trails and Nordics Day Lodge, March 2-3. They had a lot of fun, while practising and improving their skiing skills. Kirsty says she led the event because she had participated in numerous snowcamps in the past, and wanted to pass the knowledge on, so it could become an annual event for the local club. The snowcamp kicked off Friday with some balance work and then some ski orienteering. The latter saw the skiers receive maps and they picked up letters at various stops along the trail. The goal was to collect enough letters to spell the name of one of the Olympic skiers, she says, adding one team went completely in the wrong direction and “skied a little more than they needed to ski.” Following that, they went into the

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Nina Geertz, left, Camille Barton, Lydia Kinesawich, Maya Geertz and Logan Law took a quick break at the recent 100 Mile Nordics Ski Society snowcamp at the 99 Mile Ski Trails and Nordics Day Lodge. lodge for a big spaghetti dinner cooked by Kirsty’s mom, Lauren Bock. After dinner, Kirsty led talks on goal setting and nutrition. Because there were different ages she explains the talks simple and straightforward. “The little kids thought it was funny that you would get fat if you didn’t eat well. I just used the analogy that your body is like a racecar, so that worked well for them.” She also had all of the participants set goals, and says they were all of the age where they under-

stood what she was talking about. They also played a lot of indoor games, and she added in some stretching and core exercises. Noting they were pretty hyped up when it was time to retire to their beds in the lodge, Kirsty says they didn’t settle down right away and chatted and laughed for quite a while. “It didn’t bother me too much because I brought earplugs, but the other coaches didn’t have any, so everyone was a little tired. We were up at 7 a.m., and I could have definitely used another couple of

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hours sleep.” Again, Lauren played the role of chief cook Saturday morning and prepared a hearty breakfast of pancakes and sausages. Then it was outside for some stretching and technique work before they did some time trials over a 0.75 kilometre distance. Kirsty says they skied against the clock and the purpose of the exercise is to develop speed and technique. “They did great and had lots of fun. The little kids pushed themselves pretty hard, and everyone was pretty tired

at the end.” After the time trials, they all went for a little ski and still had enough energy left over to finish off the snowcamp with a big snowball fight. While this was the first camp at the 99 Mile Trails for quite a long time and the first one she had put on, Kirsty says she is fairly confident there will be others to follow. “The parents were definitely keen to [continue] offering snowcamps in the future. I did the camp to show them what it’s like.” Noting the Jackrabbit numbers have increased significantly this season to around 30, Kirsty figures a snowcamp would be a good fit.

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Technical Interpretations confirmed by CRA concludes that the cost of exercise equipment prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner to treat a patient’s high cholesterol or obesity does not qualify as an eligible medical expense. The simple prescription of the equipment by a medical practitioner is insufficient to qualify the cost for the medical expense tax credit.

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When is a gift not a gift?

A: Sometimes the Courts will refuse to treat a gift as a gift when the intention to make a gift can’t be proven. The best example is probably found in the family gift situation. It is not unusual for elderly parents to give large sums of money and even properties to their children. When this type of gift is made, it is often done to reduce the legal expenses of probate. Very often, however, the parents give the money or property to only one of several children. In these circumstances, the parents may be assuming that the child receiving the gift will share it with his or her brothers and sisters. What if the child receiving the gift refuses to share? If those left out go to Court after the parent has died, the Court will order that the gift be returned to the parent’s estate – unless intention to make a gift can be proven.

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If I tow a recreational Travel Trailer or 5th Wheel, exceeding 4600kg in weight, do I have to upgrade my class 4 or 5 drivers license?

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Yes. You are required to attend a Driver Licensing Office to add the “House Trailer” endorsement to your Driver License. The 100 Mile House Driver Licensing office is at Hub International Barton Insurance in the Cariboo Mall. Please note that this endorsement is for operating a recreational trailer exceeding 4600kg where neither the truck nor the trailer have air brakes. You can attend our office in the Cariboo Mall to pick up a manual “Towing Recreational Trailers” or visit the website at icbc.com. When you have studied the manual, you can attend our office to take the knowledge test. This test consists of 35 multiple choice questions and the passing mark is 80%. Upon passing, you will then be issued a Learner’s License for “House Trailer Combination Only” to practice for your road exam. This Learner’s License is valid for 365 days, but there is no waiting period for you to take the road exam with your pickup and trailer. We can book this road exam for you at our office. If you are unsure of the weight of your unit, ICBC recommends that you take it to a weigh scale and have it weighed while it is loaded.

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The price of a used satellite receiver can seem much more attractive than that of a new one, however there are several factors to consider before making your decision. For starters, you need to make sure the receiver and remote work, since you’ll be buying a unit with no warranty. This can be done by hooking it up to a satellite and checking to see that the signal registers properly – a new remote is $50. If the receiver is one with an external “smart card” you need to make sure that the card is current. If it’s out of date, it’ll cost approximately $70 for a new card. Lastly, the old owner must call BELL and authorize the transfer of the equipment into your name. This transfer can only be done if the original account has no outstanding balance. I would recommend that if you are already a BELL TV customer and want to add a receiver to your account, then if you know and trust the person you are buying from, then go ahead with the purchase. However, if you’re looking to switch your TV service then brand new is the way to go. Come into the store and ask us how to get a complete BELL TV system, including installation for better than free!

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What type of debt are you carrying? The worst type of debt to carry is a credit card balance because of the high interest rates. If most or all of your debt is owed to credit card debt, than you are paying hundreds of dollars a year in interest. In that case, the RRSP option might be worth considering. If on the other hand, most of your debt is in your mortgage, then I would not advise cashing in your RRSPs. Mortgage rates are very low right now, and you can probably get a better return by keeping your money in your retirement plan. Remember that cashing in an RRSP means the withdrawal will be subject to tax. So depending on your tax rate, you’ll be actually receiving less, (perhaps much less) than the value of the plan after CRA takes its cut.

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Wayne and Tracey Defresne and Bob and Lyn McLauchlin are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Alex Lawrence Defresne and Kadie Rae McLauchlin. Wedding to take place in the summer of 2012.

On February 14, 2012, Jim Malm asked Amber Greenall “to spend forever with him.” She said “Yes.” Congratulations and much love from the “Whole” family. Wedding to take place September 22, 2012.

Weddings GRUENING Proud parents Patrick and Brandy Gruening would like to announce the arrival of their daughter, Ryleigh Blair. Ryleigh arrived on March 6, 2012 at 9:28 p.m., weighing 7lbs, 6oz. Everyone is doing well.

MacDONALD/McLAUCHLIN Lyn and Bob McLauchlin and Trudy Stocking and Thomas MacDonald are pleased to announcement the engagement of their children, Mitchell Robert McLauchlin and Danielle Lenore MacDonald. Wedding to take place August 25, 2012 in 100 Mile House, B.C.

HAYMAN Kris and Josey (Malm) Hayman are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson James Hayman, born February 8. Many proud grandparents, uncles, aunts, great grandparents, great uncles and aunts, and yes, great-great grammas welcome you. Love ya and God Bless.

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NIVISON/LING Colin & Donna Nivison are very pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nivison, to Andrew Ling, son of Ben Ling & Susan Chow, of Vancouver. Their wedding is being planned for 2013.

PENNER/HERCZKU Stephen and Deborah Penner are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Brittany Penner, to Sean Herczku, son of Tom and Susan Herczku. The wedding took place on November 26, 2011 in 100 Mile House, B.C. The happy couple now resides in Mission, B.C.

LATIMER/PELLEY Paul & Connie Latimer are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Chloe Leigh to Darren Micheal Pelley, son of Garry Pelley from Williams Lake, B.C. and Mireille Couture from Vernon, B.C. Wedding to take place Sept. 21, 2012 at Sunset Gardens in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Heavy Duty Mechanic Sunny Okanagan. Required for maintenance & repairs of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic systems, & diesel 2 & 4 stroke engines. For details or to apply: e-mail hr@nor-val.com IF YOU would like to volunteer for the residents of Mill Site Lodge/Fischer Place Care Homes, then please join our auxiliary. We meet the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mill Site Lodge boardroom. For info call Shelly at 250-791-9277. T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502. Email:tysonlambert@t-mar.com WANTED: Part time cleaning lady required for Fawn Lake Resort. Now to October. Must be available to work weekends. Please call 250-593-4654.

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Trades, Technical 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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11 kms. North of Cache Creek is now hiring for the following seasonal positions: • Maintenance • Interpreters, both Native Site and 1865 Roadhouse • Kitchen Staff • Servers • Housekeeping The Ranch is open from May 1 to September 30, 2012. Most positions are full time. Interested applicants should apply by mail, email or fax:

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Therapy Groups ALANON - Does someone’’s drinking bother you? Meet with others who feel the same. Meet Mondays, 7pm at the Health Centre at the back of the Hospital. Contact 250-3954646 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS. Want to quit drugs or affected by someone’’s drug use? Meetings at Health Centre, 555 Cedar; Mon. & Fri., 7:30pm. Doors open 7pm. 250791-5287, or call the helpline: 250-320-5032

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SMALL BUSINESS Grants start or grow your small business. Free to apply. Qualify for up to 100K. www.leadershipgrants.ca

BEAGLE puppies. (7 puppies) $900. Vet checked, shots. Ready to go April 15. 250-3953178. The SPCA needs 2 to 3 phone volunteers to answer the emergency line. Suits retired or semi-retired individuals. Also, temporary foster homes needed. Please call 250-3955303 and leave a message. TWO male classic Tabbys need new homes. 10 months old, neutered and all shots up to date. Call 778-482-0043 Pictures available on request. email sawest2950@shaw.ca *WARNING* -Ads reading, “Free to a good home�, have the potential to attract individuals that see your family pet as a way to make $$money through any number of undesirable situations; i.e. selling to animal testing labs or in the case of horses, the slaughter house. Contact the SPCA at 250-395-5303 for information on successfully placing your pet in the right kind of home. Leave a message and a volunteer will get back to you.

2 FREE STANDING stereo computer speakers; volume, bass and treble controls. Exc. sound. Like new w/box, $20.00. Sony 17� LCD monitor SDM-HS73. Beautiful 1280 x 1024 resolution. Like new, in box. $120.00. Sony DVD/CD player w/Dolby digital. Complete with remote/manual. $20.00, in very good cond. Toshiba DVD player. ColorStream connections. DTS; Dolby digital complete w/remote. $25.00. 250-395-6179. 33 PIECES - 33�x43� tempered glass (railing), $15 ea. Cedar railing w/tempered glass, 142’ avail., $7.50/ft. 250-395-2826. CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991. COMPUTER desk, couch with matching chair, couch, wooden patio table with two matching chairs, bar fridge, porti-potti (never used), elelctric power washer, wheel barrow, long extension ladder, weed eaters, various tools. Prices negotiable on request of each item. Please contact 778-482-0043. MANUFACTURED pure wood shavings: natural product, high quality, low cost, bulk bagged shaving for livestock, pets, gardens. Custom hauling available. Call New Cal Rabbit Farm 250-395-3336 or 250706-8972. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

STEEL OF a deal - building sale! 20x24 $4798. 25x30 $5998. 30x42 $8458. 32x58 $12,960. 40x60 $15,915. 47x80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Please send the name of the deceased, name/address of next of kin and name/ address of donor for tax receipt (VISA/MC accepted) to: Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1P6. or Phone: 1-800-403-8222. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 5363 Dawson Rd. 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E1. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society can be sent to: Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House SPCA can be sent to: Box 1948, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0.

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Contractors CONTRACT CARPENTER: over 40 years exp. Honest & reliable. Ref. available. Versed in all aspects of construction. Additions, renovations, ooring, ďŹ nishing, framing, ceramics, drywall, cabinets, garages, concrete work. Planning & ideas. Please call Barry 250-3954533

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Memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children can be sent to: 3550 Waybourne Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3K9. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon can be sent to: #203 - 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3. The South Cariboo Health Foundation welcomes memorial gifts in support of our local Acute and Residential Health Care facilities, as well as, Community Health projects and activities. Mail donations to: S.C. Health Foundation, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 or drop them off at the hospital. Donations can be made to the Gideons by phoning 1-888-482-4253, using your credit card. The Gideons will send a card to the bereaved, so have their address handy. For funeral display or other information, contact Pete Penner at 791-6302 Donations may be sent to 100 Mile House Mural Society, 6221 Aalton Road, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E3

250-396-7615

Painting & Decorating COAST MOUNTAIN PAINTING: 250-791-5359 or 250-609-1958. For all your painting needs.

Tree Services STAIRS TREE SERVICE: All aspects of tree service, reasonable rates. Call El Stairs 778-482-2218

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay A L PAC A / L L A M A S / O L D E R HORSES, great hay for temperamental animals requiring hay with no stock. 60lbs $7. 250-395-2855. Delivery avail. GOOD quality square bales, grass/alfalfa mix. Baled with no rain. $3-$6 per bale. 250397-2378. Delivery available. SMALL sq. bales, 50-60lbs alfalfa grass mix. No rain, barn stored. $5 per bale. 10 min from town. 250-395-2291. SMALL square bales of mixed alfalfa grass hay, barn stored. Hillpoint Farms.250-791-6652. TOP QUALITY horse hay, 2nd cut, high protein, good for active horses. 60lb bales $7. 250-395-2855. Delivery avail.

Livestock PRIVATE pasture for rent, ready May 15. Up to 25 cow/calf pairs or singles. Fenced, with water & corrals. Cow & horse hay, grass mix, sm. rounds, $90/ton, no rain. 250-791-6589.

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Merchandise for Sale

Auctions HUGE RANCH & Farm Equipment Auction. Saturday April 14, 11am for Allan Smashnuk at 6188 Vla Road, Chase BC, Tractors, Haying Equipment, Livestock Equipment, Welding Equipment, etc. Phone: BC Livestock (250)573-3939 Restaurant Auction Kelowna Sandwich Restaurant Newer quality equip. Apr 5th @ 6pm 243 Bernard Ave Kelowna. (250)545-3259, View photo at doddsauction.com

Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD all split & cut from 12� to 48�. $130 per cord (4x4x8). Free delivery. Chris, 250-706-3043. Stacking Avail.

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WE BUY GOLD & SILVER in every form. We match the best price for your silver coins pre-1968. Open every Saturday 10am - 3pm. 205 Birch Ave., 100 Mile House 250-395-3034 LOCAL Coin Collector, looking to buy collections, Mint & Proof sets, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins Etc. Any amount. Please Call Chad at 250-863-3082. WANTED: Old lever action Winchester & Marlin ries and carbines. Call (250)791-6369 WANTED: Used campers, tent trailers and camper trailers, for selvage. 250-706-8561.

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1 BDRM APT. above store on Hwy 97.$495/mon plus hydro. N/S, N/P, W/P only. Call Dave 250-395-3106 or 250-3952069 (after 6pm)

6298 MOOSE POINT DRIVE, across from Watch Lake Access, 2 bdrm house, gas fireplace, electric baseboard heaters, w/d, insulated hobby shop. $795/mth. 250-456-7503.

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2 BDRM apts for rent. Quiet building. In 100 Mile House. 250-706-2336 BC HOUSING is now accepting applications for housing from persons 55 years and older as well as disabled persons 19 years of age and older. Eligible tenants pay 30% of gross monthly income for rent. For applications contact: 250395-4743 or 1-800-834-7149. PARKVIEW APTS: 1 BDRM apt for rent renovated, downtown 100 Mile. $550/mo, 2 bdrm $650, bachelor $450. Includes heat. (250)395-3660 or (250)706-9144 RENOVATED 2 bedroom in town close to all amenities $ 600 per month plus utilities NS - call GERHARD Century21(R) Seaside Realty Ltd (100 Mile) 250-395-2133

✴Cariboo Garden Apt.✴ 1&2 Bedrooms, Clean, large, bright Near hospital/shopping Social room, fish ponds & garden spots avail. Seniors welcome

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Commercial/ Industrial 3000 SQ.FT SHOP for rent or Lease, large open area, 16’ ceiling, small mezzanine area, front office. Formerly Mike & Joe’s Auto Repair, downtown 100 Mile House. Ron 250-7063047, 250-487-2294

Townhouses

NEWLY renovated retail space available @ 355 Birch ave. 100 Mile. formerly the Tip Top bldg call Janet 250395-2545

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION South Cariboo Branch

CMHA-SCB is now taking applications for our affordable family housing development, located on Cariboo Trail and Jens Street, 100 Mile House B.C. Application forms can be picked up at the Community Resource Centre (between the Hospital and the Junior High School), or at the

Women’s Centre (102 Bridge Creek Centre, Birch Avenue). The 25 unit project has 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units. Applicants must provide income and asset information and verification upon application. This project is sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association - South Cariboo Branch and British Columbia Housing and Management Commission.

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 BDRM suite in 4-plex. In 100 Mile. Newly renovated. DD, refs. req. No dogs. 250-3952744 or 1-250-267-1702. 2 BEDROOM in 4plex. Avail. April 1st. Big yard. $750 incl. utilities. 250-395-1180. AVAIL. April 1st: 2 & 3 bdrms, renovated apts, in downtown 100 Mile. $600 & $650 rent, ref. req. No dogs. Call 250456-7314.

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 BDRM recently renovated, located in Travellor’s Trailer Park, f,s,w,d, $650 per month. No pets. Wood stove. 250396-7185 250-706-4046. ONE empty mobile home pad, #50 at Park Drive Estates. 250-395-3268.

Homes for Rent 100 MILE House (Sundials) 3 bdrm twnhse. NS, NP. $600-$750. 250-395-6576 100 MILE: Renovated 3 bdrm house, in 100 Mile. Zoned commercial/residential. Unfinished basement & garage. Pets considered. N/S. DD & refs required. $1000/mo. Utilities included. 250-3974152. Avail. May 1st.

3 BDRM, 2 bath home on Cariboo Trail. $1100 per mon. D.D. & ref. req’d. 250-3972521. Avail. Feb. 1, 2012.

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100 Mile House Over-the-park large two bdrm, two baths, garage, laundry, storage, $900/mo 108 Mile Ranch Lg 1 Bdrm Log Home “Quiet, beautiful location” w/d, $800/mo 2 bdrm Gothic Arch Spectacular Lake view, Open Plan Laundry,Wood/Gas Heat $850/mo

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RE/MAX Country Lakes Realty CLEAN & COZY 1 bdrm, on 3 acres, Horse Lake area, all appliances, $500/mth + util. Refs. req. Avail. June 1. Day/work number 250-395-4484. HOUSE FOR RENT, 15 minutes from 100 Mile house. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, almost 3000 sq ft on two levels with fully finished basement and extra kitchen. Also 1200 sq ft workshop/garage with plenty of parking on 1.8 parklike acres. $1400 mth - owner is willing to lease to own and may carry financing $325,000. Available in April. 250-7063047 or 250-487-2294. NEW modern rancher, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 108 Ranch, NS, deposit and refs req. Avail. May 1. $1000/mo. 250791-6690.

Office/Retail PRIME OFFICE SPACE for Rent. South Cariboo Business Centre 226- 475 Birch Avenue 156 sft only $195.00 mtly. incl. utilities, janitorial. call Konrad 250 395-2233.

Shared Accommodation FURNISHED bedroom in large house on acreage. Close to 100 Mile. $300/mon. 250-3952377

Suites, Lower 2 BDRM basement suite in 100 Mile, $600 per month. Heat & hydro included. Covered parking. 250-397-0161.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The District of 100 Mile House will hold a Public Hearing in the Municipal Council Chambers, located at 385 Birch Avenue (Fourth Street Entrance), 100 Mile House, on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. to consider Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1226. The purpose of the Zoning Amendment Bylaw is to amend the District of 100 Mile House Zoning Bylaw No. 801, 1999. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1226, 2012: Amend Section 4.0 “General Regulations” to provide a provision for the use of shipping containers in all zones, subject to regulations specific to each zone. The proposed bylaw may be inspected during normal working hours in the Municipal Office, 385 Birch Avenue, until 4:00 p.m. April 10th, 2012. If you deem your interests to be affected by this bylaw, please submit your comments in writing or attend the Public Hearing and you will be given an opportunity to be heard. If you require information regarding this bylaw, please contact the District Planner, Mrs. Joanne Doddridge, at 250-395-2434. Donna Bellingham Deputy Director Corporate Administration

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Fuel management reduces wildfire threats Ken Alexander Free Press

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The sound of chainsaws and the smell and sight of smoke just south of 100 Mile House has become a regular occurrence over the last month, says Cariboo Fire Centre (CFC) fire information officer Jenny Fremlin. Since the middle of February, Wildfire Management Branch personnel have been involved in a fuel management project next to the water tower above 100 Mile House, she adds. A three-person crew was called back to work on Feb. 13 to participate in the project. CFC fuel management specialist Bev Atkins says crews throughout the Cariboo will continue to do this type of work when time allows and when resources are available. “When personnel are not otherwise committed to fire suppression duties, they will be undertaking fuel-management projects. That is their highest priority right now.� Darryl Recollet, a member of the Stormriders Unit Crew based in the

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Stormriders Unit Crew member Darryl Recollet carried some of his gear as he prepared for some chainsaw work at a fuel-management project site just south of 100 Mile House. 100 Mile House Fire Zone, has been working on this project since it began. He says the goal is to reduce potential wildfire threats by creating more open space between trees in forest stands, as well as by pruning trees and removing combustible materials from the forest floor. “Areas that have undergone fuel management treatments

help slow down a fire’s spread. It’s not really meant to stop the fire, but to slow it down so firefighting crews can get to it.� Recollet adds fuelmanagement work also provides valuable training opportunities for fire-suppression personnel, since the activities and conditions are similar to those experienced by crews on the fire line. “This work teaches us a lot about fire

behaviour and about how quickly the fuels dry in this region. Two weeks ago, we had lots of snow here, and just a week later, we had to be very careful to make sure that fire didn’t spread from our burn piles.� Fuel-management burning will wrap up at the end of March, just before the CFC’s open fire prohibition comes into effect. The restrictions start at

noon April 2 and will remain in effect until Sept. 30 or until further notice.

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Cariboo Development Region will likely see some growth By Bryan Yu The Cariboo Development Region includes the regional districts of the Cariboo and FraserFort George. It has a combined population of about 160,000, spanning localities of Prince George, Mackenzie, 100 Mile House, Quesnel, Valemount, McBride, and surrounding areas. Typical of many northern regions, the Cariboo is natural-resource oriented, which feeds into its industry concentrations of manufacturing, activity related to natural resource extraction and transportation, and warehousing. The economic environment in the Cariboo is highly cyclical and dependent on the health of external economic conditions. While there were upswings and downdrafts over the past decade, underlying employment growth has lagged the provincial performance. After peaking in 1996, employment fell 10 per cent through 2002 before rebounding to near peak levels in 2007. During the depths of the recession, estimated employment fell nine per cent in 2009, while provincial employment fell by a more modest two per cent. Although regional employment has since staged a rebound, total employment in 2011 was only marginally higher than that observed early in the decade. This contrasted with a provincial employment gain of just under 18 per cent over the same period. Despite a diversification towards mining and services, forestry continues to be a key driver of economic activity in the region. Much

like other forestrydependent regions in the province, the Cariboo experienced a substantial number of mill closures over the past decade due to industry consolidation. The United States housing bust led to further contractions in the industry through permanent mill closures, production curtailments, and employment contractions. Although the U.S. housing market remains a drag on the local economic environment, increased diversification to emerging market economies, particularly China, has provided a needed boost to the industry. A surge in demand from China for British Columbia wood products, such as lumber and pulp, and increased processing of mountain pine beetle killed timber, contributed to the reopening of idled mills in hard-hit areas such as Mackenzie. Moving forward, forestry product demand will continue to improve over the medium term, as demand from emerging markets continues, and a U.S. housing market recovery takes root. However, longterm improvements to forestry will be tempered by the lasting impacts of the mountain pine beetle epidemic, which will decrease fibre availability for some mills, potentially lowering long-term output. While forestry remains in flux, mining exploration has increased. Major projects currently under construction include the $1.3-billion Mt. Milligan copper and gold mine near Mackenzie, the Gibraltar mine expansion near Williams Lake, and the Western Coal

expansion in Prince George. Major proposed mining projects include the Spanish Mountain mine and Prosperity mine, both near Williams Lake. A modest improvement in forestry and continued shift to mining provides a positive backdrop for the medium-term regional economic outlook. Strengthening base industries, such as mining and forestry, will provide stability for downstream businesses and provide demand for services in the local urban areas. However, economic gains this year will be modest before activity gathers steam in 2013. Employment trends are forecast to remain positive in both 2012 and 2013, and expand by one to 1.5 per cent per year. Labour-force gains will fail to keep pace on tempered population growth, driving the average unemployment rate to seven per cent in 2011 and less than 6.5 per cent in 2013. Improvements in economic conditions in the broader Cariboo region will further benefit growth in Prince George area. Prince George is the central service hub for the Cariboo region and part of the Nechako.

As a result, improvements in general economic conditions and population gains will promote increased commerce and business formation in the Prince George region, and necessitate gains in regional services and infrastructure to serve the broader region. Following a decade of net outflows in the population, positive economic factors look to temper the net outflow of individuals to other parts of Canada and B.C. The Cariboo’s regional population is forecast to rise 0.3 per cent in 2012 and 0.8 per cent in 2013. Modest gains in employment and population will provide a boost to housing market conditions, pushing resale transactions up nearly 10 per cent in 2012 and 13 per cent in 2013. Despite these gains, transaction levels will just approach pre-recession levels from 2008 and remain well below peaks observed in the mid-2000s. Housing market conditions will generate little growth in the median price level in 2012 and modest gains of about two per cent in 2013. Bryan Yu is an economist with Central 1 Credit Union.

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Sitting in the saddle comes about as naturally as walking for long-time rancher Norman Granberg of Lone Butte. He was born Feb. 10, 1925 on the family ranch near Taylor Lake and learned to ride a horse almost as soon as he was able to sit. His wife of 66 years, Anna, regards her quiet husband as an expert horseman, but Norm prefers to dodge the praise. Riding horses and raising cattle is just something he’s always done. He hasn’t gone unnoticed by people at the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame who will be inducting him into the Hall of Fame on April 22, as the 2012 Working Cowboy. The induction takes place at the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. BC Cowboy Heritage Society president Mark McMillan says Norm definitely stood out as a qualified inductee. “He’s been here his whole life and been ‘cowboying’ all is life. We get tons of nominations and the biggest percentage is not accepted.” Norm will join the

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Norm Granberg is known for being a great horseman. In the 1980s, he had a “good horse” named Star. fraternity of many other legendary cowboys who helped to shape British Columbia through their hard work and keen knowledge of ranching. Norm says he was surprised to hear he was

chosen for the honour and adds he’s feeling pretty good about it. He figures the age of 13 was when he honestly became a full-time working cowboy. “That’s when I finished

school. You couldn’t go past Grade 8 in those days unless you did correspondence. It felt good to be done. I couldn’t wait to get out.” He had been forced to start school when he was five so there were enough students enrolled to keep the school open. The minimum number was six and Norm says he, Leonard Larson and Pat Bell were the token five-year-olds who helped them meet the requirement. His family owned ranch properties in both Lone Butte and Roe Lake, and they moved back and forth between the two at will. His dad, Ellis Granberg, and uncle, Frank Granberg, were responsible for building a general store next to the former Lone Butte Hotel, but Norm was most interested in tending their 125 head of sturdy cattle. “They were tough animals; kind of wild, and you didn’t see fat cows back then. They ate swamp hay all winter, and if it was a good summer, they had good hay. “If it was a bad summer, they had bad hay. There was no such thing as grain or alfalfa in their diet.”

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Norm Granberg, who turned 87 on Feb. 10 this year, has ranching in his blood. He’ll be inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame on April 22. Most cows made their own way home by instinct when winter drew near, but there were always a few to round up, Norm explains. Even then, a couple would remain unaccounted for, he adds. “Every year, we could count on two or three not being found. They’d fall in mud holes and die.” Feeding cows in win-

ter was nearly an all-day task for young Norm. He would harness up the two-horse team to the sleigh and pitch loose hay by hand into the large hay rack. It was tossed off for the cows, again by hand, and then the task of opening water holes in frozen creeks, ponds or lakes was tended to. See GRANBERG… page B2

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Norm Granberg and his uncle, Frank Granberg, spent a lot of time together haying at Bishop Meadow near 83 Mile. Back in the mid-’40s, haying machinery was not as sophisticated as it is today. alive with cattle and out-of-town buyers who came to make deals with ranchers, then ship their purchases south by train. The tracks ended at Britannia where the train cars full of cattle would be loaded onto barges and floated into Vancouver. Norm always enjoyed sale time, driving the herd from Roe Lake on horseback and joining others who came from the Bonaparte, Green Lake, Bridge Lake and other areas both near and far away.

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It was the one time of year when ranchers were sure to have money in their pockets, and it was when their running tabs at the general store would be paid. One year, Norm’s dad gave him a calf to raise, and two years later, he was able to sell it for a princely sum of 3 1/4 cents a pound. “I had to be happy

with that because during the Great Depression, cows were selling for one cent a pound.” Later, when Norm had his own ranch and cows, he’d winter them for a time each year at Holden Meadow, about 16 kilometres west of 100 Mile House, where he had a hay camp. The only way in was on horseback

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CARIBOO CHRISTIAN LIFE FELLOWSHIP 108 MILE RANCH 9am & 11am Sunday Service 7:30pm Wednesday - Youth Church Huge Kids’ Ministry Pastor Rick Barker Church 250-791-5532 Church email: info@cclf.ca Website: www.cclf.ca

LIVING WATERS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 1508 Cariboo Hwy, Clinton, B.C. (Across from the Credit Union)

Sunday Service ............... 10:30am Sunday School ................ 10:30am Home Bible Study Wed.... 7:00pm Pastor Vicky Escobedo 250-459-7916

100 MILE BAPTIST CHURCH Corner of Hwy. 97 & Tatton Stn. Rd. Sunday Worship 10:30am Children’s Sunday School 10:30am Pastor John Park Church Office 250-791-9253

CHRISTIAN FAMILY RADIO VOAR FM 106.7

BC Hydro contractor, Plowe Power Systems, will be conducting maintenance work on

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ADVENTIST HEALTH

the distribution system in the 100 Mile House area from January 9 to March 31, 2012.

www.100milehouseadventist.ca

250-395-7770

Time: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ST. TIMOTHY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH

Areas affected are: Horse Lake Road, North Horse Lake Road, Mahood Lake Road, Deka Lake area, Judson Road, North Bridge Lake Road, Highway 24 to Lac Des Roches,

The Log Church at Blackstock and Horse Lake Road

North Bonaparte Road, Egan Lake Road, Sharpe Lake Road, East Sheridan Lake Road,

Holy Communion.....Sun. 10:30 am

Highway 24 from Horse Lake Road to East Sheridan Lake Road and surrounding area.

“Find friends and food for faith”

BC Hydro is improving the reliability of the system through the replacement of

ST. JUDE’S CATHOLIC MISSION CHURCHES

250-395-4241

approximately 1,408 fused cutouts, and the installation of lightning arrestors and bird

5691 Horse Lake Road 250-395-4429 Fax: 250-395-4228

guards in the 100 Mile House area. To ensure the safety of the work crews, intermittent short power outages may be experienced during this timeframe. The outages will affect small groups of customers at a time and will last for under one hour while work in specific areas is completed. All affected customers will receive advance door-to-door notification from the contractor. The work is expected to be completed by March. Please protect all sensitive equipment. We recognize the inconvenience this may cause, and will restore service as safely and efficiently as possible. Prepare for outages and stay informed by visiting bchydro.com/outages or bchydro.com/mobile from your handheld device. Please call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) if you experience any electrical difficulties or for more information.

Rev. Vernantius Ononiwu MASS TIMES

Sat. 4pm - St. Joan of Arc, Lac La Hache (winter) Sun. 9am - St. Jude’s, 100 Mile House Sun. 11am - St. Augustine’s, Canim Lake Sun. 1:30pm - Holy Family, Bridge Lake Weekday Mass at St. Jude’s • Mon.-Wed. 8am • Thurs. 4pm • Fri. & Sat. 8am

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Long openings were chopped in the ice with an axe, with care taken not to break through to water until the very last few hacks. Otherwise there would be cold water splashing up and all over him. The whole process would take the better part of a morning, and in the afternoon, he would go through the same steps again. Just as there is now, there were both warmer and colder than usual winters, but there were no such things as fancy insulated jackets and pants to keep the chill off. Normally, the young cowboy just wore jeans and long johns, topped with a sweater and a denim jacket. Then there was a cap with ear flaps for his head and always rubber boots for his feet. In the fall, for two or three days, the stockyard in Lone Butte would come

or by tractor, even in the best of weather. The meadows were hayed in summer, using horses to drag the mower and rake. When the grass was dry, it was hand pitched onto a sling, which was draped over the hay rack and then unloaded into giant piles with the help of ropes and tall hay poles. It was usually the job of children to set the sling’s trip rope, and if it wasn’t done properly, the sling would lose its load and the hay would have to be piled by hand. Before winter set in, a sizable amount of dried food was always brought into the camp by tractor. Later, Norm would ride out periodically on horseback to meet Anna at the end of the plowed section of road to pick up fresh

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100 MILE HOUSE UNITED CHURCH 49 Dogwood Ave. 250-395-2932

AN OPEN COMMUNITY OF FAITH. Worship every Sunday - 10:30am. Communion celebrated second Sunday of every month Come as you are, and rest in the presence of God.

100 MILE HOUSE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

Pastor Patrick Stich Associate Pastor John Marshall Sunday Morning Worship ~ 10am American Sign Language available Sundays

For 50 years, BC Hydro has been providing clean, reliable electricity to our customers. Today we are planning for the next 50 years by investing in new projects, upgrading existing facilities and working with our customers to conserve energy through Power Smart. Learn more at bchydro.com/regeneration50

566 Birch Ave. 250-395-2337 CHRIST THE KING EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Horse Lake Road, (just over the bridge) SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30am PHONE 250-395-5159


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The South Cariboo bankers did it again Heather Nelson

says Norton. Because she was getting ready for her routine, she missed the opening act by RBC belting out “Squeeze me In” by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. However, Norton says she heard great reviews. “Everyone did a great job on their acts, from BMO dressing in Canadian garb, including Canadian Flags doing their impersonation of ‘Canadian Girls’ by Dean Brody.” Each bank did three different skits, she adds. “One of the Williams Lake and District Credit Union skits was “We are Young” by Fun. The staff made the set look like a synchronized

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For the ninth consecutive year the Bankers Variety Show packed the 100 Mile Community Hall on March 24. Master of ceremonies Larry Rode introduced the performers, all staff from the local financial institutions. About 12 different skits were performed by staff lip-synching songs and dressing up in costumes ranging from Garth Brooks to Lady Gaga. “We had a great time and the crowd certainly was very encouraging,” says co-organizer and performer Shawna Norton. “I was a bit ner-

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CIBC staff members Diana Buurmeester, left, Kristen Baker and Amber McNabb, right, had a great time performing Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup” at the Bankers Variety Show on March 24. vous at first, but it’s hard not to just have a good time when the

audience is hooting and hollering.” She adds everyone

was so supportive. The staff from all the banks did a

wonderful job and really got into the spirit of the night,

swim meet complete with a blue tarp that represented water. The Ninth Annual Bankers Variety Show brought in between $8,000 and $9,000, Norton says, adding a meeting is scheduled to determine the exact amount and to decide what local charities will benefit from the show. “All of the banks donated auction items and the local businesses were so generous with their donations. The performances ended at 9 p.m., and then everyone enjoyed dancing to music provided by Rob Fry.” It was an “awesome” evening, she says, adding they are already looking forward to next year.

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Community C O M M U N I T Y CA L E N DA R Community events listed must be of a non-profit nature and will be published free of charge one week prior to the event. Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon. Events for the online calendar can be submitted to the calendar feature on the home page at www.100milefreepress.net. However, online calendar submissions are not automatically picked up for the Free Press. 100 MILE - 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue is hosting a Recruiting Open House at the fire hall March 29, starting at 7 p.m. For more information call Darrell Blades at 250395-2152 or dblades@ dist100milehouse. bc.ca. Check out the website at www. 100milefire.com. 100 MILE - The Beekeepers Support Group is meeting at the 100 Mile House Branch Library March 30 starting at 5:30 p.m. Please access through the back door. We’ll be planning events for the spring and summer. For information, contact Kate at 250297-2792, or e-mail 2 0 11 . k a t e . a d a m s @ gmail.com. 100 MILE - The 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting an After School program for children nine to 12 years on Wednesdays from

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call 250395-2332 or drop in at the library. 100 MILE - The South Cariboo Genealogy Group (family history) has someone available Thursdays from 2:306 p.m. at the 100 Mile House Branch Library. Assistance is offered people researching ancestry. For more details, call Millie at 250-395-2079. 100 MILE - The Mill Site/Fischer Place Auxiliary meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the boardroom at Mill Site. Call Shelly at 250-791-9277 for more information. 100 MILE - The SPCA volunteer meetings will continue to be held in the Pioneer Room at the Creekside Seniors

Activity Centre on the first Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. 100 MILE - The La Leche League (breastfeeding support group) meets monthly. For more details, call Kristi at 250-3967403 or Mikara at 250-395-1113. 100 MILE - There is a 50+ exercise group underway at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre every Monday, 10:3011:30 a.m. The centre charges a $2 user fee. For more information, call Maxine at 250-395-4669.

LAC LA HACHE StrongStart is at Lac la Hache Elementary School; it’s free, so drop in and play. All families with children up to age five are welcome to attend Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m.noon. NOTE: The first Thursday of each month is a special dinner StrongStart, 4-7 p.m. - no morning StrongStart on these days. Call the school at 250-396-7230 or Jen at 250-791-6675.

BRIDGE LAKE StrongStart at Bridge Lake School is the third Friday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It’s free, drop in and play. Families with children up to age five welcome. Call Kristina at 250-7919294 or the school at 250-593-4674.

BOOK YOUR BOOTH NOW! For The 5th Annual South Cariboo

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May 11, 12 & 13, 2012

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We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.

Thank You To Williams Lake & District Credit Union! Melody Newcombe 250-791-5720 Literacy Support Worker

Thank You Williams Lake & District Credit Union for the grant funds from your Community Investment Funds! With the grant money CCPL was able to purchase over 800 books for children in 100 Mile House and Williams Lake.

Reading Together As A Family Creates Great Memories And Builds Your Child’s Reading Skills! With the support from WL Credit Union, CCPL was able to help many families and their children develop and improve their reading skills. Mary Packham - 250-395-0404 PAL & ESL Coordinator Shelly Joyner - 250-395-9303 Executive Director Bruce Mack - 250-392-6867 CCPL President

Friday: 5:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. For information or to book your space, please call: Tara or Laura at 250-395-1353 tgrinyer@icesports.com South Cariboo Recreation Centre

LAC LA HACHE Lac La Hache Pioneer Centre (OAPO #176) has a meeting the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.; you must be 40+ years to be a member and there’s a $12 annual fee activities. Activities open to all: Monday: General exercise at 10 a.m.; square and round dancing at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday: Pilates at 10 a.m. Wednesday: cards and mixed pool at 1 p.m.; general exercise

Thanks to Literacy BC and the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Innovation www.caribooliteracy.com

What’s happening at the…

YOUTH ZONE

the Drop In tone! o Z Youth It’s FREE! Please take note of our REGULAR HOURS and age limits!

• BACK TO REGULAR HOURS • Note: CLOSED Saturday, March 31st

Friday, March 30th, 3-8pm

FREE DINNER!

• Monday to Thursday 12pm-1pm & 3pm-6pm • Friday 12pm-1pm & 3pm-8pm • Saturday 12pm-4pm • AGES 12-18 YEARS OLD

at 6:30 and Pilates at 7:30 p.m. Thursday: TOPS at 8:30 a.m. Friday: mixed pool and cards at 1 p.m.; every second Friday is rounds or contra at

10 a.m. Every fourth Sunday is Bluegrass Jam sessions. For more details, contact Wendy at 250-7069937 or Frances at 250-396-4169.

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What’s On Here’s a convenient listing of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events by non-profit groups in the South Cariboo. To be included, call 250-395-2219 at least one week before the event.

• March 29 - Come Together, Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School’s Amnesty Club concert and talent show takes place at the school with shows at 1 and 7 p.m. Admission by suggested donation of $2 at the door. • March 30 - The 108 Cabin Fever Bluegrass Workshops instructors’ concert at The Hills Health Ranch. Tickets are $15 at The Hills. Call 250-791-5225. • March 31 - Everyone is invited to the Lac la Hache Curling Club Fun Spiel at the 100 Mile House Curling Club. Register a team, or sign up individually. The cost is $25 per person and includes three, fourend games and dinner. Contact Barbara at 250-396-4006 by March 26 to register. • April 1 - Cinderella’s Tea Party from 10 a.m-3 p.m. at PSO. Shop for jewelry and beauty products and get in on raffles to support Cinderella’s Closet project. Tickets at Dollar & Sense, United Carpet, BMO Bank, Pharmasave, Donex, Money Concepts and Didi’s. • April 1 - The fourth annual Bridge Lake Photo Exhibition by the Bridge Lake Photo Group takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bridge Lake Elementary School. • April 14 - The Lone Butte-Horse Lake Community Association is hosting a Spring Fling Dance at the Lone Butte Community Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m., music by Mark Allen, and the dance goes from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are on sale at the Lone Butte General Store, or call Elaine Kisbey at 250-395-4385. No minors permitted.

YOUR COMMUNITY CONNECTION SOUTH CARIBOO VISITOR CENTRE We’re here for you!

MONDAY to FRIDAY - 9am to 5pm Phone: 250-395-5353 Fax: 250-395-4085 www.SouthCaribooTourism.ca email: southcaribootourism@dist100milehouse.bc.ca

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Limited Edition Wine Kits Have Arrived! Come see Kelly & Staff and make your selection Saturdays by appointment.

Kelly Cutler P: 250-395-2565 F: 250-395-5264 8-530 Horse Lake Rd. (Pinkney Complex)


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Changing weather improves ice conditions

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taking advantage of knee-deep snow in the area. The boarders hiked above Boultbee Road

250-395-4227 195 B Birch Ave. 100 Mile House

See ROCHES… page B10

LAC DES ROCHES

Burn piles or snow piles April 2 fire bans in the Cariboo will certainly reduce fire hazards throughout the region, but they will impede backyard

Celebrate Your Special Day at the 108 Mile Ranch!

The 108 Mile Ranch Community Centre has 2 halls to choose from. The main floor has a 200 seat capacity and a self-contained kitchen. We also have a cozier setting upstairs for small gatherings and weddings to a maximum capacity of 80 people. For inquiries and bookings, call 250-791-5599 To find out more or to view photos of our facility, go to: www.108ranch.com/ commnityhall.html

(Beside the Outlaw)

Cabin Fever Bluegrass Workshops

SHARRON WOLOSHYN 250 593 0041 250-593-0041

In February, deep slush and water on top of the ice on Lac des Roches had severely restricted the winter activities normally enjoyed by residents on the frozen lake. There wasn’t much fun in slogging through slush in boots or pulling stuck sleds out of eight inches of water. The ice conditions have improved significantly in March. The top of the slush layer has frozen to the point of supporting significant weight – even that of sleds and all-terrain vehicles. Despite inadequate snow on the lake for skiing or snowshoeing, walking or jogging on the ice is safe and enjoyable, especially since the surface is crusty and provides traction for most boots. Enjoy the ice playground for a while yet, but always use caution.

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Spend fun-filled three and a half days with others who share a love for playing bluegrass music. The 108 CFBW provides a friendly, noncompetitive environment for all players. We provide ample opportunity for class time, special workshops, jam sessions, concerts and many other spontaneous activities. Don’t be disappointed. Register Now at: www.bcbluegrass.com or phone: 1-800-668-2233 Sharron Woloshyn photo

It seems unlikely this backyard debris pile will get burned this spring. Late snow and erratic night temperatures have left several burn piles covered with snow, and impractical for burning before the April 2 fire ban goes into effect. cleanup in the Lac des Roches area. Late season snow and cold night temperatures have left deep snow on most properties in this corner of the forest region. Somewhere under the snow are all those downed trees and branches from the fall and winter windstorms. Most residents agree that at the slow melting rate we are seeing in late March, it is doubtful we will see clear driveways and lawns before May.

respond to a downed evergreen tree on Boultbee Road caused by a windstorm on March 12. The tree missed power and telephone lines, but posed a hazard to vehicles and would have impeded snow plowing. Road crews have

also been out regularly sanding the hilly roads all around the lake, which is especially appreciated by the many pedestrians using them. Out of bounds Once again avid snowboarders have amazed residents by

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INSTRUCTORS INCLUDE: Bob Underhill Foggy Hogtown Boys

Garry Stevenson Tim Eccles Jason & Pharis Romero

Trent Freeman John Moore Dennis Caplinger

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Special Evening Open To Everyone

INSTRUCTOR’S CONCERT Friday, March 30th

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“Bluegrass at its best”

Steve Spurgin Ivan Rosenberg …and others!

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. • Concert at 7:30 p.m.

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Bob Underhill Foggy Hogtown Boys Garry Stevenson Tim Eccles Jason & Pharis Romero H Parker 59230

Trent Freeman John Moore Dennis Caplinger Steve Spurgin Ivan Rosenberg

Tickets at the Door: $20.00 Festival Seating

Take it up for Earth Day! Lower Bridge Creek Watershed Stewardship Society

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AFTERNOON of GLAMOUR & Live Entertainment Sunday, April 1st • 10am to 3pm PSO Secondary School Gym Hosted by our 2012 Grads

EVENT OPEN TO ALL Purchase that special piece of jewellery, cosmetics and more for grad, a wedding, prom, Mother’s Day, a gift or for any special occasion. Enjoy a delicious dessert Local Handmade Items For Sale Include Jewelery, and Tim Hortons coffee! Skin Care And More From $ .00 Tea Party Admission ~ 8 •Fifth Avenue • Arbonne • Silpada RAFFLE PRIZES • Golf Package (108 Resort) • SPA PACKAGE (Le Kur Day Spa) • KIAM COLLECTION NECKLACE (Lia Sophia) • HOME DECOR BASKET (United Carpet) • MASSAGE (Brian Thorsteinson) • HANDMADE SOAPS (Cindy Smith) PURCHASE YOUR TICKET AT THE TEA PARTY Advertising donated by 100 Mile Free Press

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2012 Supplement for Wednesday, April 18th This is a very unique opportunity to have your ad created by the students and reproduced in the Free Press. This will be a souvenir publication.

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District Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary’s quilters Lorna Wiebe, left, Marvel McCune, Sophia Dunne, Joyce Rowe and Donna Watson displayed their 2012 raffle quilt at their March 14 meeting.

How Do You Spell Fun? Have a ball, play BINGO and support your favorite charity. MONDAY

100 MILE COMMUNITY CLUB BINGO Every Monday night in the 100 Mile Community Hall. Doors open at 6:00pm - Bingo Starts at 7:00pm LOONIE BALL & PROGRESSIVE List your BINGO here every week and let the players in your area know about you. Only $11.14 per week. Call 250-395-2219

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De-icing lot The DLDVFD Ladies Auxiliary’s March meeting and two bingo games were held when

local driveways were impassable sheets of ice. However, thanks to Montana Forster who spent a couple of hours at the fire hall, strategically “de-glassing”

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Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire Department (DLDVFD) Ladies Auxiliary’s fundraising quilt is almost ready to go. Created in the Country Rose patterns, in shades of pink, green, brown and burgundy, the quit is the first prize in this year’s raffle. It comes complete with two cushions and two pillow shames. Tickets will be available in June. The draw will be held at the DLDVFD Ladies Auxiliary’s Fall Dinner, which

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Spring appears to be just around the corner, as we have noticed geese, swans and ducks flying in formation over the 108, or landing on some of our local lakes. It appears there was clear water on a lake around 111 Mile, as they were seen swimming there. Let’s hope we have a great spring and some warm sunny days, so the grass and gardens will grow. Drop-in coffee On March 15, I visited the 108 Mile Ranch Community Association (RCA) Drop-in Coffee meeting and was impressed to be met by a couple of friend-

Mile 108 school Folks may have noticed some work being done on the new roof of Mile 108 Elementary School during the past few weeks. It appears the metal flashings that had been installed during the roof replacement were causing problems, which may have led to roof leaks. The new replacement flashings should prevent this problem.

108 Lions The 108 Lions Club advises the sale of its Ice Off tickets will not be extended past March 31. The ice is about 16 inches thick, so make a lot of guesses as to when the ice will melt. Tickets are a Toonie and the revenue is put to excellent use. For more information, call Jim Gellein at 250-791-6633 or Barry Porter at 250791-6472. The 108 Lions Club has elected its new executive that will start its term of office this summer. They are president Pam Hales, vice-president Janet

Herrick, treasurer Denny Fahrentholz and secretary Donna White. The past executive is thanked for its service to the community. New business Recently a new professional counselling service started in the 108 Mile by Debbie Hancock, M.A. CCC. She offers many kinds of assistance to couples, families and individuals. Debbie has her master ’s degree in counselling and psychology and has many years of experience.

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District Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship members visited Israel, where they were hosted by former 108 Mile residents Marty and Sue Shoub. Robin McLellan, left, Graham Allison, Nathan Berze, Morgan Kasper, Pat Stich, Tom McIntosh, Darren Emery and Rick Barker got to stand in front of the Golden Menorah in Jerusalem.

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Men take a trip of a lifetime By Reg Berrington Eight local men, all members of Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship (CCLF) at the 108 Mile Ranch, had what they dubbed a “trip of a lifetime” when they journeyed to Israel together last November. “We went to learn, to listen and to lend a hand too,” says CCLF pastor and trip organizer Rick Barker. “A major portion of the trip was learning history, both ancient and recent. We went to dozens of significant historical sites, archeological digs, and places where we knew events took

place in the Bible. It was fascinating.” The crew also took time to lend a hand in cleaning up the third floor of a five-storey building in Haifa, Barker says, adding a congregation uses it to run a soup kitchen, a school and a gathering place, as well as for serving Holocaust survivors. The third floor had been closed for several years, but broken windows gave entry to pigeons, he adds. “You can imagine the mess. So we donned our gloves and cleaned it up, and some of the guys also re-did the roof-

top with plaster.” Says Graham Allison, one of the men who went on the trip: “It was a real eye-opener to learn so much history. I will never be the same after visiting the Sea of Galilee; an 18th century Canaanite Gate, the oldest complete arches in the world;

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The 12-day journey, which was hosted by former 108 Mile Ranch residents and CCLF members Marty and Sue Shoub, was highlighted by a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus of Nazareth spent many days in prayer, including some agonizing hours just before he was arrested and brought to

trial, Barker says. “We just pushed pause on the remote controls of our life, so to speak and we contemplated those last days of Jesus’ life here. It hit us all that what he went through, he did it for us, and it happened right where we were standing. It had a huge impact on all of us.” A more humorous highlight was a wrong turn into hell, he adds, referring to the

Biblical name given a valley called Gehenna, a Greek translation of a Hebrew word literally meaning “hell” or “Hades.” “We drove through hell. It wasn’t pretty.” Barker says the team ended up in a “sketchy” situation in an Arab neighbourhood considered dangerous, similar to the downtown eastside of Vancouver.

He adds they were led out by some nice Arab men when they found out the guys were Canadian tourists who took a wrong turn. On March 16, Barker and his wife, Marci, just got back from leading another small team to the Middle East. Meanwhile, a group of 28 folks from CCLF went to Mexico on a short-term mission and arrived home on March 19.

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DEKA… from page B6 Directors needed Deka Lake and District Ratepayers’ Association (DLDRA), which has been in existence since 1987, is currently very short of directors, but is very happy to welcome Susan Regehr back to the board. The annual general meeting has been changed this year to 10 a.m. on Aug. 18. It will present a resolution that meetings need only be held a minimum of four times a year, rather than every month, as today’s “instant communications” allows for easy consensus. It is hoped this will encourage more residents to “jump on board.” DLDRA also noted that local Conservation Officer James Zucchelli singled out Deka and Sulphurous lakes as those at which

over-fishing occurs and complaints are received. It seems some people catch their limit of five in the morning, and then return for another five in the afternoon. DLDRA certainly hopes the culprits either cease and desist, or are caught. Meter installed Smart metres are now installed along the Mahood Lake Road corridor. In spite of that, power crews on March 12, 13 and 17 had to be called in because these machines are not yet on line. Power was out more than seven hours on March 12, but less than two hours on March 13 and 17. Ice-out raffle Be sure to get your ice-out raffle tickets from any Deka firefighter.

Just guess the day, hour, minute and second that the ice will leave Deka Lake and the three closest guesses will win cash. Deka’s ice-out raffle is the one that started all the other South Cariboo raffles and out ice-out dates have varied from April 19 to May 14, with last year’s clocking in on May 11. Tickets cost $1 each or six for $5. Celebrations Birthday bubbly goes to Deanna

Collins and Cheryl Parker on April 3. Very special congratulations are sent out for Isabelle and Les Poirier’s 53rd wedding anniversary and Celia and Joe Visscher’s 43rd. Calendar • Crib, Deka Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m., March 30. • Bridge Lake Photo Group’s Fourth Annual Exhibition: 1 to 4 p.m., April 1 at Bridge Lake School. • Highway 24/ Interlakes Lions meet at 6:30 p.m., April 2

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Come on out to the Watch Lake-Green Lake Community A s s o c i a t i o n (WLGLCA) garage sale on April 1 at the Watch Lake Community Hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and see what treasures might be there. A pancake breakfast/brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any items that you would like to donate, please contact Judy Thatcher at 250-4566031 or Linda Esau at 250-456-6026 for drop-off. All donations for the garage sale are greatly appreciated. First responder course slated If you are interested in becoming a first responder for our area, there is a course scheduled in the second week of May. You will need to have a current C a rd i o p u l m o n a r y resuscitation (CPR)

licence, and if you do not have this, a CPR course will be held on May 6. The first responders’ course consists of four days of instruction and the fifth day will be for the written and practical exam. Please contact first responder Gisele Poliseno at 250395-9082, or Andy Palaniak at 250456-7460 for more information.

Special Wishes A happy wedding anniversary goes to George and Candace Tyler. They will be celebrating this special day on April 2. Calendar • The Watch Lake North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department is now practising on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. New members are always welcome. If you would like

more information, contact Andy Palaniak at 250-4567460. • The WLGLCA next meeting is on April 16 at the Watch Lake Community Hall. Social at 7 p.m.; meeting at 7:30. • The Watch Lake & District Women’s Institute meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at the Watch Lake Community Hall. Social and crafts

at 11 a.m., and meeting commences at 12:30 p.m. Bring a lunch.

in these changing weather conditions. Ashes and sand sprinkled on icy walk paths are solutions, but must repeated as the grit melts into the ice. Ice spikes that slip on and off boots are a worthwhile investment. Sliding snow and falling icicles from structures are a real threat to people and pets and should not be under-estimated for their destruc-

tive power. Where hazards exist, property owners should restrict access with flagging or barriers wherever possible.

Let me know If you have community events, get-well, birthday or anniversary wishes or news you would like to share with the community, call the writer at 250-3959082 or e-mail at ggpo liseno@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

ROCHES‌ from page B5 then glided downhill, across the road and down toward the lake, followed by a hike back up the road in very deep snow. While the huge amount of effort for such a short glide shows an amazing passion for the sport, their path was evidence of disrespect for private property.

to feed or nurture an injured animal, neither is appropriate. Spring hazards Slick ice from melting snow is an annual spring hazard made even more treacherous on the sloped properties around the lake. Different compounds used for boot soles have varying gripping capabilities, but not be adequate for walking safely

Wild wildlife Both foxes have been spotted around the neighbourhood although they don’t seem to be together any longer. The blondecoloured fox that frequents the area has been spotted with an injured leg, but seems to be managing well on three healthy legs. While it may be tempting

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March 28, 2012 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press

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