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Vol. 38, Issue 14

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Eco Depot started at Louis Creek

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Dr. Barnard bids farewell

Ground work started for the Louis Creek Eco Depot last week after the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) awarded the site work contract to Rivermist Holdings Ltd. for a completion amount of $311,727. The work will include earthworks, road construction, grading and drainage installation for the approximate three hectare site. The TNRD also have approved a contract with Borrow Enterprises Ltd. for the amount of $345,596 to complete site works for the new Clearwater EcoDepot. Both Louis Creek and Clearwater Eco Depot site works contract awards were eligible for funding under the $9.4 million Building Canada Fund Communities STAR/JOURNAL photo: Jill Hayward Component grant that the TNRD received from the Federal and Provincial governments.

Replacement already at Barriere Medical Clinic

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Fish & Game Club banquet a sellout ..... page 11

Curling season wraps up ..... page 12


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NT Valley Hospice House given charitable status North Thompson Star/Journal Within a few short days the North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society learned that it had achieved two important goals. On Tuesday, Mar. 20, board director, Joan Purver informed the board that the goal of 100 members in 2012 had already been met before the end of March. In fact it had already been exceeded. Purver told the board that so far 150 members had joined the society. On Saturday, Mar. 24, society president, Steve White, telephoned each board member to tell them that he had just received an envelope in the mail from the Canada Revenue Agency which contained exciting news. White said, “As I held up the envelope in my hand I turned to my wife, Sheena, who is also a member of the board, and said, “Whatever is in this envelope is either going to make or mar my entire day.’”

The contents of the envelope were in fact confirmation that the society’s application to Canada Revenue Agency to be considered a charitable organization had been approved. White went on to say, “These two happenings affirm our belief that our goal of establishing and operating a hospice house in the North Thompson Valley is both supported by the community and recognized as a worthy and charitable cause.” The North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society began as a small group of interested people meeting informally to talk about the possibility of setting up a hospice house in the valley; and after meetings held over several months the group decided that it should take the next step and apply to become a registered society. A part of this process was the group had to select its first board of six members; with the initial board members being Joan Purver of Barriere, Drake Smith and Jean Nelson of Clearwater, and Barb Denton,

Sheena White, and Steve White of Little Fort. The society was officially recognized by the province less than a year ago in May 2011. The North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society holds two major fundraising events each year. The next event, which takes place on April 28 and 29, is the Antiques Appraisal Weekend in which Peter Blundell, an accredited appraiser, examines items brought by members of the public. Blundell provides information about each item including its likely place of origin and its history. The two day event is always interesting and entertaining. The annual Bike Challenge is held in the early fall. Two teams of cyclists set off at the same time, one from Clearwater and one from Barriere, and race towards Little Fort. The team which has covered the greater distance at the moment that they meet is the winner and then owns the trophy for the following year.



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Mediator named in teacher dispute By Tom Fletcher Black Press VICTORIA – Former University of Northern B.C. president Charles Jago has been appointed to mediate the dispute between the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the bargaining agent for the province’s 60 school districts. E d u c a t i o n Minister George Abbott announced Jago’s appointment Wednesday. Abbott said his staff inquired about two senior judges suggested by the BCTF as possible mediators for the

long-running dispute, but both are still serving and are not available. Abbott said Jago is bound to seek a settlement within the terms of the government’s “net zero” wage mandate, which has been the basis for 130 settlements with public sector unions. But other than that, Jago has a “quite unrestricted mandate” to find common ground in other issues. Jago’s mandate is defined by the legislation passed to end the BCTF strike and work-to-rule action and impose a sixmonth cooling-off

period. It includes class size and composition, the division of issues between local and provincial bargaining, teacher performance evaluation, “alignment of professional development with teaching needs” and “scheduling and selection of teachers suited to student needs.” Jago has until the end of June to work with the union and the employers’ association, and then he is to make recommendations for a settlement whether there is agreement or not. The legislation requires that a two-year con-

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tract be put in place from the expiry of the earlier contract last spring to June, 2013. In a conference call from Prince George, Jago said he is hopeful he can make progress if both sides are willing to work on solutions. Even a twoyear freeze on total compensation leaves room to f ind money for wage increases, he said. Jago said he was involved with faculty negotiations at UNBC and a previous university post in Ontario, but he has no previous experience as a mediator. He is being paid $2,000 a day, which Abbott said is a standard rate for mediators in large labour disputes. BCTF president Susan Lambert told reporters the union will participate in the mediation, but she

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is concerned about Jago’s lack of labour relations experience, and also two donations of $500 each Jago made to the B.C. Liberal Party. Jago said the payments were on behalf of a golf foursome that took part in two party fundraising tournaments, for which he was reimbursed by other players. His policy as a university president was not to donate to any political party, he said. Lambert also questioned a report on education Jago wrote for the government-appointed B.C. Progress Board in 2006. That report recommended closer interaction

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Polygamy ruling stands By Tom Fletcher Black Press The B.C. government will rely on a B.C. Supreme Court ruling upholding Canada’s law against multiple marriages as it continues to investigate the polygamous community of Bountiful. Attorney General Shirley Bond announced Monday that the province will not continue its reference case to the Supreme Court of Canada. B.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Bauman ruled in November 2011 that the law against polygamy is an acceptable intrusion into the constitutional right to freedom of religion. Charges against Winston Blackmore and James Oler, rival

leaders of the Bountiful community, were dismissed on a legal technicality by another B.C. judge in 2009. Blackmore was charged with having 19 wives and Oler three wives. Bond said special prosecutor Peter Wilson’s mandate has been expanded to include possible prosecutions, based on Bauman’s decision. The RCMP have been investigating the Bountiful situation for more than 20 years. The Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints split with the mainstream Mormon church a century ago rather than renounce multiple marriage. The B.C. community was established in the 1940s, but didn’t come to public attention until the 1980s.

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Van Dongen jumps to B.C. Conservatives By Tom Fletcher Black Press Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen has quit the B.C. Liberal Party to join the rival B.C. Conservatives. Van Dongen announced his decision Monday after question period in the legislature. He said he is concerned about the integrity of the government, and cited the decision to pay $6 million in legal fees for former government staffers Dave Basi and Bobby Virk after they pleaded guilty to breach of trust in the sale of BC Rail operations. Van Dongen also cited the recent collapse of negotiations to sell naming rights to BC Place stadium to Telus Corp. “There have been other lapses in proper accountability and I expect more to come,” van Dongen told the legislature. At a news conference with B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins, van Dongen said he has hired a lawyer at his own expense to investigate the BC Rail legal fees arrangement, and also Premier Christy Clark’s involvement

with the sale in 2002-03. He said Clark made “inconsistent” statements when she ran for the B.C. Liberal leadership about what she knew of the sale and the involvement of lobbyists. Van Dongen was f irst elected in 1995, and re-elected as a B.C. Liberal in 1996, 2001, 2005 and 2009. He has held cabinet positions responsible for agriculture and public safety. Cummins said he does not expect van Dongen to resign his seat and run as a B.C. Conservative in a by-election, a position he supported during his time as an MP in Ottawa. Cummins said with the provincial election scheduled for May 2013, the voters of Abbotsford South will have their say soon enough. Van Dongen will sit as an independent MLA, since four members are needed to be a recognized party in the B.C. legislature. His announcement comes as the B.C. Conservatives run candidates in two byelections set for April 19 in Port MoodyCoquitlam and Chilliwack Hope, to f ill seats vacated by retired B.C. Liberals MLAs Iain Black and Barry Penner.

New polymer $50 note has arrived North Thompson Star/Journal Canada’s new $50 polymer notes have arrived just in time for spring. These innovative notes will continue to provide Canadians with access to world-class bills that are more secure and also last at least 2.5 times longer than paper notes. Polymer notes are as easy to handle as paper bills but feel different so they may take a little getting used to. The new $50 note uses transparency and metallic imagery like the polymer $100 but this time around, the design

For The Record: An article that appeared in our Mar. 26/12 issue on page 6, titled ‘Station House helps Gr. 7’s raise $800 for trip’ contained an error. Louisa Lee should not have been credited with what appeared as a quote in paragraph four. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.

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Veterans disappointed with feds inaction H

ow could two departments of the federal government be so diametrically opposed? I ask this question because there are two economic support programs for our veterans in play here. One is the Service Persons Income Security Insurance Plan Long Term Disability (SISIP LTD), a mandatory insurance program for Canadian Forces (CF) members, and the other is the Veterans Affairs Canada Earnings Loss Benef it (VAC ELB). Before October, 2011, the New Veterans Charter (NVC) and the Service Person’s’ Income Security Insurance Plan (SISIP) provided for 75 per cent of a Canadian Forces member’s salary at release - the two programs were exactly the same. Injured members were on one or the other. Last year, in response to appeals from veterans’ groups, such as The Royal Canadian Legion, the federal government announced it would increase the benef it to ensure basic needs as shelter, food, clothing, etc., could be met. VAC implemented the increased amount to the ELB program on 3 October 2011. The Department of National Defense (DND)/CF did not. Therefore, there is now a huge inequity! Through no fault of their own we have some veterans who have been injured attributable to their military service being paid $40,000 per year and some less than $20,000. This is unacceptable and needs to be f ixed. We have given DND and the CF ample time but there has been no commitment to date. Now, with the federal government def icit reduction a certainty, The Royal Canadian Legion is looking for a commitment and a f irm date. This is a substantive example of how the federal government’s def icit reduction program is being run on the backs of our veterans. Our veterans deserve better than this. Those that have been injured in the performance of their duties with the CF deserve the same income support regardless of which program they are on. It is inconceivable that institutions such as the CF and the federal government can stand up and say we care for our troops and we care for our own when they treat the most vulnerable of our veterans so shoddily. Young men and women today join the CF for a rewarding career. To have it cut short by a debilitating injury is hard enough. The loss of a suitable income should they be unable to work again is a twofold burden that they should not have to bear. * Patricia (Pat) Varga, is Dominion president for The Royal Canadian Legion The North Thompson Star/Journal is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a selfregulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

Senior has lived with pipeline for 60 years To the editor; Re: Mar. 26/12 Letter to the Editor, ‘Homeowners okay with double pipeline’. Hats off to the Sonnesons for their positive outlook to twinning the pipeline through this valley. Having lived in this valley since 1937 I have seen the advantages it has made. Before Trans Canada came through there was a lot of land owned by people who would never have had any use for it. The easements through it put money in there hands they probably would never have seen otherwise. I really don’t think it inconvenienced too many others. They [the pipeline] certainly have a great history of upkeep; 60 years and no disasters that I know of (one in Vancouver, but they had to break that with a backhoe).

I often wonder if a lot of these naysayers and ‘anti’ people give any thought to where their welfare cheques, pensions, and a lot of other grants come from if it wasn’t for industries such as this. To say nothing of the jobs they create. Don’t cut trees down, don’t dig mines, don’t catch fish, don’t produce oil or gas, or anything industrial; but give us bigger grants and benefits, bigger pensions, better roads and bridges, and the list goes on. Oh, but lower our taxes! Anybody got any solutions how to pay for this utopia we all want? SOMEBODIES GOT TO PAY, or load it all onto our grandkids! Have a gooder. Royce W. Gibson Barriere, B.C.

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MP’s pensions too lavish To the editor; For the past few weeks I have been researching the pension plan offered to Members of Parliament and have found it to be a lavish expenditure of taxpayers’ money – an expenditure that we Canadians cannot afford. Please consider the following : Canada is currently in debt over 580 Billion dollars with the debt increasing everday. MP’s receive between $157,000 and $314,000 per year – the average Canadian earns $45,000 per year. After six years of service MP’s are entitled to a pension when they reach the age of 55 – the government is discussing

raising the age of a Canadian pension to 67. An MP’s pension is calculated at three per cent times years of service times salary. The average MP pension is $78,000 per year. Most Canadians do not have a work related pension. Their retirement income is based on what they are able to save with a small supplement in the form of government pensions. MP’s pensions are not invested and subject to fluctuations. An MP’s pension is banked and the Canadian taxpayer ensures that the fund grows at a rate of 10.4 per cent per year. Most Canadians relying on investment income have seen their income

decline due to record low interest rates. Tony Clement a long time Conservative and future recipient of the MP pension plan has been entrusted to review the plan. Is this not a conflict of interest? Whenever I speak with anyone (MP’s excluded) they tell me that they know that the MP’s pension plans are unfair and unaffordable. They then shrug and say something to the effect of “What can you do?� The truth is that i n d iv i d u a l s can do little, but as a group can do a lot. If ever yone who felt as I do called or emailed their MP and expressed their concerns the govern-

ment would need to listen. If everyone concerned about this huge expense printed out a petition from the government website, f illed it out urging an independent, apolitical review of MP’s pension plans and got a least 25 people to sign it, their local MP would be required to present it in parliament. Silence implies consent. As long as we say nothing, Members of Parliament are free to assume the taxpayers see nothing wrong with their level of remuneration. We are only powerless to affect change if we believe ourselves to be so. Andree D’Andrea Received by email

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TNRD and District team up to support local first responders Thompson Nicola Regional District Area ‘O’ Director Bonnie CruzelleMyram and District of Barriere Mayor Bill Humphreys, together presented $1,500 to Barriere Search and Rescue (S&R) recently to assist with the costs of a precision driving course that 17 members of Barriere S&R and the Barriere Fire Department have completed. Paramedic Gary Braaten accepted the cheque on behalf of the Barriere Search and Rescue group.

Spring a busy Cudos from visitor time for farmers to 2011 fall fair

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calf, the nickering of a mare saying “look what I have�. Some wonder why, what makes these people tick? But it’s hard to understand that love for the land; and the husbandry of animals is so refreshing this time of year. So with little reward and little ado they’ll carry on coping, assisting, laughing and cursing till all those babies are nursing. W. R. Huber Barriere, B.C.

To the editor; Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated all the hard work your volunteers did for the success of your fair. Special thanks to Gary (parking) for his consideration on making it possible for our group of four to be together. Thank you to the ‘Taxi’ drivers; as hot as it was, they still had a great sense of humour and were very considerate of us camping up top and the dust. Thank you to the owner of the property we camped on. It was absolutely a beautiful spot; quiet, great view, etc. Last, but not least, for her compassion, tolerance of ignorant people (lady from Van.), world of information about things happening, and where or who to see about it; we thank you Leslie (treasurer). In a small community, you’ve done yourself proud. It was our first time at the fair, but it will not be our last. Thank you for a great time, John and Marg Leippi


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To the editor; It is time for the world to renew. All the seasons have a reason. Hope springs eternal at this time of year. From the sheep flocks to the calf crops, farmers are donning their gear. All times day or night, by the warmth of the sun or the beam of a flashlight. They act as doctors, midwives or vets, to care for all they protect. The hours are long this time of year. Excitement and optimism, weariness and fatigue, a hot cup of coffee or maybe a beer. All adversity aside, nothing can replace the plaintiff bleat of a lamb or bawl of a


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Daffodil campaign The Canadian Cancer Society’s daffodil campaign started in the community of Barriere last Friday to launch the month long fundraiser. Members of the Barriere unit of the Society delivered potted and cut daffodils to town businesses throughout the day, reporting they did a “booming business”. Pictured are daffodil ladies Della Jeffers (l) and Germaine Hartfield (r), as they make a sale to Carol Patton in her accounting office.

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As of Sunday, April 1, a new B.C. Seniors’ Home Renovation Tax Credit will be available to help with the cost of permanent home renovations so that British Columbians aged 65 and over will have the flexibility to remain in their own homes longer. “Home is where the heart is. We know that seniors, like everyone else, are happiest in their homes,” Premier Christy Clark said. “That’s why our government introduced the Seniors’ Home Renovation Tax Credit, to help seniors stay independent, healthy and in their homes.” The refundable credit will be worth up to $1,000 each year,

and it will be available to seniors or family members sharing their home, regardless of whether they own or rent. “In addition to improving the quality of life for seniors in home care, this initiative will make it easier for many home care providers to do their job,” said BC Care Providers Association CEO Ed Helfrich. “With an increasing demand for home support services, seniors’ homes are increasingly becoming work places for care aides. The structural home improvements that will result from this policy change will make this work space safer and more efficient for all.” The tax credit will also help to protect and create jobs by support-

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ing the home renovation industry. “This renovation tax credit ensures our home-renovation industry remains strong and growing,” said Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong. “We anticipate that this initiative will result in a significant amount of new spending on home improvements.” Information about the B.C. Seniors’ Home Renovation Tax Credit: The B.C. Seniors’ Home Renovation Tax Credit is a new, refundable personal income tax credit to assist with the cost of permanent home renovations that provide individuals aged 65 and over with increased independence, allowing them the flexibility to remain in their own homes longer. The maximum credit will be $1,000 annually, calculated as 10 per cent of eligible expenditures. The credit will be available to individuals who incur eligible expenditures on or after April 1, 2012. The credit can be claimed by seniors, whether they own their home or rent, and by individuals who share a home with a senior relative. Legislation will be

introduced later this spring, at which time a detailed list of eligible expenses will be available. Eligible expenditures will include things like: * Upgrades to improve accessibility, including handrails, grab bars, walk-in bathtubs and wheelin showers. * Wheelchair ramps, lifts and elevators. * Motion-activated lighting. * Certain renovations to allow a firstfloor occupancy or secondary suite for a senior relative (e.g., adding a bedroom/ bathroom to the main floor so a senior can have access without having to use the stairs, eligible renovations must be “disability” related). Below are some expenditures that will be excluded from eligibility: * General maintenance, including roof repairs, windows, flooring, insulation and painting. * Devices, such as equipment for medical monitoring and home security, smoke alarms, appliances. * Services, including home care, housekeeping and gardening. * For more information, please visit www. l s / I n c o m e _ Ta x e s / Personal_Income_Tax/ tax_credits/seniors_ home_reno.htm * For B.C. tax questions, call 1-877388-4440, or email: I T B Ta x Q u e s t i o n s @

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Rock tour promotes youth jobs By Tom Fletcher Black Press

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Silent sentinels They may have a little age on them, but these nine Ford pickup trucks on a frontage road next to Highway 5, between Birch Island and Vavenby, have come through another winter. There is a lot of history sitting here, and more than a wealth of stories to tell. But for now, the pickups are content to stand as silent sentinels while the seasons come and go.

The B.C. government is rolling out a rock-themed road show to encourage young people to find training and work. The Jobfest tour has all the trappings of a concert tour, including t-shirts, souvenir drumsticks and guitar picks, and two inflatable tents that look like giant amplifiers. Stops in 50 B.C. communities will include a rock band, local community performers and speakers, with the tents serving as mobile career resource centres. “We’re going into some of the smallest communities in the province, First Nations communities, non-aboriginal communities to really share with the youth of the province what sorts of careers are available to them,” said Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Minister Pat Bell. Job resources that are part of the tour include iPad apps that guide users through a four-stage questionnaire to narrow down their possible

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The Yellowhead 4-H Club’s recent demo day consisted of (l to r) ‘How to make a mini volcano’ by Kieran Semrick and Sheldon Vansickle, who placed second; and ‘How to bake apple pie and to do a demo with your sibling’ by Lauren and Garrett Tremblay, who won first place.

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The citizens of Barriere had one last 'kick at the can' to voice their suggestions and comments on the 2012 District of Barriere Budget at the March 26 Budget meeting. Only five residents came out for this, and only two of them had any questions or comments about the figures presented by council. Wim Houben inquired about the recent announcement about the RCMP costs being ‘dumped’ on the local governments, and if that would affect Barriere in any way, as we have a detachment here? The Mayor replied that for municipalities with populations under 3,000, there

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would be no significant change. Kathy Cooper's question was in regards to two line items from the budget. The first was the anticipated legal fees for swapping the land with the Thompson Nicola Regional District at the Barriere Elementary School; this process could take a while and may not even happen this year. The second item was the amount slated for the completion of the curb and hand-rails at the Bandshell. Once the public input was completed, council members moved to take out the legal fees regarding the land swap, but to keep in the cost for completion of the Bandshell as those improvements are required for safety reason. Council then passed a motion to accept the amended budget. The budget will be officially presented to the citizens of Barriere at the public meeting scheduled for April 16. Council passed the f inal readings of two bylaws: the Revenue Anticipation bylaw no. 88; and the Barriere Community Water System bylaw no. 89. Council passed a motion to send a letter of support to the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association in support of a grant application the Association was submitting, and to continue to support the event by providing the required garbage services (for the Fall Fair) at no cost. The next regular council meeting will be on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m.

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Haida Gwaii student wins four-year scholarship from B.C. foundation to study at Hawaii university Recipient Quinlan Fennell is a grandson of Barriere area rancher Bud Fennell North Thompson Star/Journal The Fernandez Earle Scholarship Foundation has awarded its annual scholarship for four years of study at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu to Quinlan Fennell of Port Clements in BC’s Haida Gwaii. The scholarship includes tuition, airfare, accommodation, meal plan, books and fees. Honouring the memories of Kane Fernandez and Roger Earle, two successful businessmen who were committed to education and were frequent visitors to Langara Fishing Adventures in Haida Gwaii, the Fernandez-Earle Scholarship Foundation’s

goal is to help strengthen coastal communities by ensuring their future leaders have greater opportunities to realize their educational goals. The Foundation has been providing university scholarships to deserving students from Haida Gwaii and Hawaii since 2001. Quinlan Fennell was born in Queen Charlotte City and has lived on Haida Gwaii his whole life. He is a grandson of Barriere area rancher Bud Fennell. Quinlan says he plans to use the scholarship to pursue studies in nursing. “I fully intend to pursue a career as a registered nurse in British Columbia,” said

Quinlan. “I plan to return to Haida Gwaii to work in the Queen Charlotte or Massett hospitals to benef it the communities in whatever ways I can.” “His enthusiasm and skill prove that Quinlan Fennell deserves this very prestigious award, which means a great deal to the communities in Haida Gwaii,” says Beverley Kniffen, Executive Director of the Foundation. “With more than 60 per cent unemployment for the region, this opportunity may not otherwise be available to a bright and motivated young man like him.” For more information about the scholarship visit

Adelaide Black Scholarship available for employees of Black Press or their children North Thompson Star/Journal Black Press Group is pleased to announce that it has a scholarship available for employee’s or their children of Black Press Group, BC Interior North region. The Adelaide Black Scholarship is for students entering full time first year studies at a recognized college or university within one year of receiving this award.

There will be either one $1,000, or two $500 scholarships. Candidates must submit a completed application form; a short letter outlining their career aims and objectives, including mention of any participation in activities that demonstrate leadership capabilities and community involvement; their secondary school transcript including mid-term exams; and two letters

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Dr. Barnard bids farewell to area communities North Thompson Star/Journal The Bar riere Professional Recruitment Committee presented Dr. Cornel Barnard last month with a gift that was a ‘made in Barriere’ article, on behalf of Barriere and area. It was a print by local artist Marge Mitchell, with a beautiful frame made of barn wood and donated by Brian Watt. The plaque presented read “Thank you Dr. Cornel Barnard for your service to Barriere and area, June 2008 – March 2012”. The picture of the Mitchell barn had been chosen to remind Dr. Cornel of his numerous trips to the Chinook Cove Golf Course where he had undoubtedly played many exiting games. Dr. Barnard has returned to South Africa, where he will spend

time in his hometown for a month. He says he will then probably return to Kamloops, and plans to do locum work in the area, before continuing his studies in a specialized medical f ield. Dr. Barnard’s patients say they will miss him; they and everyone who has known him is wishing him well in his future endeavors, and they hope that practicing in Barriere has been a rewarding experience for him. Dr. Ilke Marais has arrived in the community and will be taking Dr. Barnard’s place at the Barriere Medical Clinic. She started seeing patients at the clinic on March 26. Dr. Marais and her husband, Nico Trimsloo, will be making their home in Barriere, as they had originally planned during a previous visit to the area. Dr. Barnard with the picture presented to him on his departure from Barriere Medical Clinic.

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Third showing of art at Amour Mt. Bookkeeping By Elli Kohnert North Thompson Star/Journal






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What connects Armour Mountain Bookkeeping to art in Barriere? It is proprietor Lana Laskovic, who is keenly interested in art. This interest has prompted Laskovich to make her off ice available for local artists to display their work, and on March 24 she hosted the third open house art event at her establishment. Area artists and artisans chatted with visitors over cups of coffee and goodies, while everyone obviously enjoyed discussion about the art work on display. A quick count revealed that there were at least 20 exhibitions of different genres produced by several very talented artists. Anyone looking for a special gift, greeting cards, interestingly carved walking sticks and much more will enjoy browsing through the displays on most business days of the week, and will likely discover the just right item they are looking for. Having the added opportunity for customers in her bookkeeping busi-

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North Thompson Art Council president Jessie Maisonneuve (l) stopped by the third art showing at Armour Mt. Bookkeeping on Mar. 24, to enjoy the exhibits and chat with a number of the artists, such as Katharine Semrick (r) who were in attendance. ness to view the work of area artists brings more and different people into her facility which Laskovich says “...

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Fish & Game Club banquet a sellout By Jill Hayward North Thompson Star/Journal The North Thompson Fish and Game Club (NTFGC) held their third annual Game Dinner and Dance at the Barriere Lion’s Hall on March 24. The event was a sellout. All 150 tickets were pre-sold well in advance due to the popularity of the event, leaving many area residents scrabbling to find the odd ticket here or there that they could purchase. The NTFGC was started when a number of friends decided to hold a meeting, and invited their friends to attend. The first meeting was held in January of 2009 and since that time the Club, now a registered Society, has enjoyed a success story that boasts a large membership with plenty of enthusiasm. The annual dinner and dance is a prime fundraiser for the group, and this year’s event was no exception with just under 50 sponsors supporting the dinner and the silent auction that accompanied it. Grand chef for the evening meal was Bob Sorensen, who prepared and served up a scrumptious selection of halibut, salmon, elk, moose, quail, bear, pork, and beef. Accompanying the meal was a wide selection of salads, vegetable lasagna, mashed potatoes, gravy, and Yorkshire pudding; and all topped off with sweet treats for dessert. Door prizes were given out, and several members of the Upper North Thompson Cadet Corp. provided cheerful cleanup duty after the

meal. NTFGC members Harley Wright, Cliff Cave, and Rob Wittner were thanked for their contributions on KP duty. Region three president for the British Columbia Wildlife Federation, Mel Arnold, was guest speaker for the evening, and gave the attendees a brief overview of what was happening within the region. The tables were then moved back and the dance got underway to the music of the popular Fender Benders; a band who draw their own following wherever they play.

In all, the evening was a resounding success, and club members are already talking about the next Game Dinner and Dance in 2013. More information about the North Thompson Fish and Game Club can be obtained by calling Mel Schmidt at 250-6721843, or Kathy Campbell at 250-672-5890. NTFGC meetings are held once a month from September to June, with two months off for the summer. The NTFGC also holds clay pigeon shoots, a fishing derby, barbecues, and numerous other events and projects. (Above) NT Fish and Game Club treasurer Kathy Campbell fills up huge trays with appetizers of smoked salmon, elk, moose, and bear sausage during the North Thompson Fish and Game Club’s annual Dinner and Dance on, Mar. 24.

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Chef for the NTFGC dinner and dance was Bob Sorensen, who cooked up a tasty banquet of wild game, fish, beef, and pork for the event.

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(Left) Several members of the Upper North Thompson Cadet Corp. provided cheerful cleanup duty after the meal. Pictured (l to r); front row - Justin Murphy, Shay McMartin, and Stacey Walsh. Back row - Lee Dionne, Kelley Dionne, Teagen Langkeek, 2nd Lt. Mark Tremblay, Vanessa Ballati, Christy Dionne (parent) and sponsor Lee Little. The Corp now has over 20 cadets signed up, and they meet every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., upstairs at the Barriere Legion. They encourage new members to join.


A story out of the U.S. cites Vermont as the healthiest state in the country. This distinction is partially due to the high rate of high school graduation and a low incidence of infectious disease. The other reason was the considerable gains in the number of people who stopped smoking. Incidentally, Mississippi was least healthiest in this study. April is National Oral Health Month in Canada. The main theme is to highlight the idea that keeping a healthy mouth is an important part of leading a health life. Seeing your dentist twice yearly is important as well as brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily to remove plaque and reduce the risk of cavities. With the numbers of autism cases rising in Canada (up 600% in the past 20 ears), research is starting to focus on the gastrointestinal (gi) symptoms of the disorder. Since 70% of autistic children have severe gi symptoms, there is a theory that the causes of autism might start in the gut. Autism causes much stress in families and it will be a great day when the cause and effective treatments are discovered. It takes 6 months to grow a complete fingernail and 18 months for a toenail. The appearance of the fingernail can sometimes indicate a health problem. Brittle, concave nails could indicate a lack of iron. Nails that are separating from the nail bed could mean a hyperactive thyroid gland. It’s a good idea to build a relationship with your pharmacist just as you do with your doctor. We’d like to be your pharmacist. Drop in soon.



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SPORTS Curling season wraps up with Jam Can North Thompson Star/Journal Barriere Curling Club wound up its curling season with it’s annual Curling Jam Can on March 23 and 24, 2012.

Fifty-six excited local children participated in the two day event. The children enjoyed a spaghetti dinner on Friday night and a hot dog lunch on Saturday.

Organizers of the event say they are sending out a huge thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers that helped make Jam Can a great success. The results of the

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spiel, after many exciting games of curling, were: First A - N: McInnes rink Nicholas McInnes, Tyler Schilling, Tanner Schilling, and Cam Kerslake. First B - S: Dunstan rink - Sakuwa Dunstan, Seth Rose, Matlock Brown, and Dakota McBride. First C - J: Proulx rink - John Proulx, Dayman Parish, William Noble, and Josh Proulx. The most sportsmanlike team award went to A. VanSickle rink - Aaron VanSickle, Liam Hunt, Thompson Mitchell, and Irene Beeton. The Bar riere Curling Club are already taking registrations for the new season this October. If you have any questions for the Curling Club, please contact Susan Bondar at 250-672-5334. Support your community. Shop Local.

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First A - N in Jam Can were the McInnes rink - Nicholas McInnes, Tyler Schilling, Tanner Schilling, and Cam Kerslake.



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News from Johnson Lake 6th annual ‘Kids Fishing Days’ at lake on June 23, 24 North Thompson Star/Journal The Lewkos at Johnson Lake Resort say they are still wearing winter’s snowy white blanket, but signs of spring are being revealed. The f irst red-winged blackbirds (males) have arrived, and are already singing their courting songs, hoping their mates will be there soon as well. However, the couple report the snow is starting to melt in places, and “the sunny afternoons are almost sun-tanning weather”. Barb Lewko says, “It’s time to start thinking about spring fishing. The ice usually comes off Johnson Lake around mid-May, and by early June, the trout have voracious appetites. Whether trolling flies or lures, you’re sure to have some superb tussles with those bright

shiny Kamloops Trout. The resort opens June 1, and we look forward to seeing many of you again this year.” The 6th annual “Kids Fishing Days” event will be held the weekend after Father’s Day at the resort. Two programs will be hosted for the young fishers, one on Saturday June 23, and one on Sunday, June 24. This is a fun and exciting day for children ages five to 15, where they learn all about freshwater fishing, from fish biology, habitat, identification and handling, to learning to tie knots and flies, rig their fishing rod, casting and retrieving practice, topped off with fishing from a row boat and casting off the dock on Little Johnson Lake. If you’d like to receive an information sheet with more details, email the resort at: info@

Motorcycles on the road again Submitted It’s early in the season, but police are urging motorists to be aware and watch for motorcyclists on the roads. Two recent motorcycle collisions in the Central Okanagan have already darkened the start of this year’s motorcycle season. Motorcyclists are cautioned to drive defensively and obey the traff ic laws. There are more hazards on

the roads to motorcyclists in the early season considering that the winter wear and dirt remains, affecting your ability to stop or turn. Other motorists have also not yet acclimatized to the presence of motorcycles on the roadway. Proper training and equipment is strongly encouraged, but wearing your helmet is the law and may well save your life. Studies have shown that

Oh, those scanty dancers I’ve just finished watching a segment of the “Dancing With the Stars” TV program and I’ve come to the conclusion that if the female costumes get any scantier, the name will have to be “Dancing with the Bold” and the time slot will shift to the “Adults Only” category to join the horror flicks, and the ‘bad’ jokes/stand up programs. Since neither of those shows are suitable for the kids, either the adults and the dancers will have to go and be replaced with something between Disney and Murder Incorporated. Judging by the sunshine outside my door, we’re better than half

wearing a proper helmet can increase your chance of surviving a crash and reduce the risk of serious head injuries. Novelty beanie helmets are just that, novelties. They provide “NO” protection and should never be worn in lieu of a DOT or Snell approved helmet. If you are involved in a collision when riding a motorcycle, the reality is you may not get a second chance. Drive safe!

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250 672-5611 way through March and the beginning of the gardening season, and since I think having a garden is fun, I can start readying my allotted space. I won’t be having a flower garden again this year, because I realize there’s only so much you can nourish out there, either the body or soul. So be it.

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Insurance fraud follies – What were they thinking? North Thompson Star/Journal There’s nothing funny about insurance fraud. After all, it costs insurance companies and their honest policyholders. But sometimes you can’t help but laugh at some of the outrageous scams and schemes of would-be fraud artists. The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is leading the fight against insurance fraud on behalf of the industry and its customers. Here are some true stories of recent claims that left investigators shaking their heads. The Repo Man; The driveway was empty and the car was gone. That part of the man’s story was indeed true. He had reported that his car had been stolen and filed a claim. But something didn’t seem quite right so the investigator got in touch with the finance company the man had used to buy the car. They told a different story. He had failed to make payments so they had repossessed it and towed it away. A fact the man failed to mention to the insurance company. Claim denied.


smoke appeared. Two weeks earlier, it turned out, she had stopped by her insurance agent’s office to check that the policy was up to date and paid for. Charges pending. Claim denied. The Camera Never Lies: The traffic was stop and go on one of Canada’s busiest highways. The man said he was stopped when he was rear ended by the car behind him, and he filed a claim for the damage. Unfortunately for him the car behind had a camera mounted on the dashboard. The recording clearly shows the claimant actually reversing his car and hitting the car behind him. He then gets out to examine the damage he’s caused. There was significant news coverage of the event. Claim denied. Charges laid. For fraud prevention tips, visit the IBC website at, our blog at or on Twitter @insurancebureau. They tweet the best of their fraud prevention tips each Friday with the hash tag #fraudfightingfriday.

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Including ALL Appliances & e-waste Mini Roll-Off Bin Rentals: 6 to 15 yards from $230 (plus disposal)

Call First for recycling (Drop-Off) or (Pick-Up) See My Larger Ad on page 74 of the Toilets2012 Community Directory

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Easter can be a dangerous time for dogs DOGSAFE Canine First Aid Easter is the time to celebrate traditions, hunt for chocolate bunnies, and squeeze colourful long-eared plush toys, but not all the festivities are safe for our four-legged companions. Michelle Sevigny, creator of DOGSAFE Canine First Aid courses, urges families to be mindful of the dangers that the Easter Bunny may bring and offers these canine safety tips: 1. Keep chocolate bunnies out of reach as chocolate contains an ingredient called theobromine, which if ingested by a dog, may cause vomiting, diarrhea, panting, excessive thirst, hyperactivity, tremors and can be fatal. Dark chocolate has the highest concentration of theobromine but even a 20 ounce milk chocolate bunny may cause serious problems for a 10 pound dog. White chocolate does not contain theobromine but still contains a lot of sugar and fat which may cause stomach upset if ingested. 2. Easter candies sweetened with xylitol may cause a drop in blood sugar, resulting in vomiting, weakness,

STAR/JOURNAL photo: Jill Hayward

Don’t let those big pleading eyes talk you into handing over Easter chocolate to your dog. Keep him safe and give him a dog biscuit instead. depression, loss of coordination and seizures if ingested by dogs. If candy wrappers are also ingested, intestinal blockages may occur. 3. Plastic Easter grass is not digestible and may cause choking and intestinal blockages if dogs attempt to eat it. Keep Easter baskets out of reach of dogs. 4. Tulip bulbs and daffodils make their appearances around Easter time and are poisonous to dogs if ingested. Tulip bulbs may cause diarrhea, vomiting and excessive salivation while daffodils may cause gastrointestinal disorders, shivering, convulsions,

muscle tremors and even heart arrhythmias. While Easter lilies are extremely toxic to cats, they are not toxic to dogs. 5. Watch your dog around the holiday meal. Ham bones, discarded plastic food wrap, table scraps and other holiday meal items may be stolen from the table or garbage by your dog when your focus is on your guests. Bones and plastic wrap may cause choking or intestinal blockages and table scraps may cause stomach upset resulting in vomiting or diarrhea. 6. Plastic Easter eggs, toys and plush bunny parts (eg. the plastic eyes, stuffing) may cause choking and

intestinal blockages if a dog ingests them while exploring the holiday household; keep well out of reach of curious canines. 7. Monitor Easter egg hunts as dogs may find the chocolate treats or small, plastic toys before the kids due to their superior noses; and count how many treats are hidden and recovered so that none are left behind. 8. Egg decorating supplies, including dyes, glitter, glue, paints and felt tip pens may be enticing to dogs and cause vomiting, diarrhea and general stomach upset if eaten. Choking and intestinal blockages may occur if your dog ingests the actual containers. Keep your dog away from the craft table, clean up the table and floor after decorating and keep the colourful, finished eggs out of your dog’s reach. If you suspect that your dog has ingested a substance or object that they shouldn’t have, contact your veterinarian for treatment options. Learn more safety tips and what to do in an emergency by enrolling in a canine first aid course. For more information on DOGSAFE Canine First Aid cours-

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Celebrating 34 Years of


By Dee Green Bean Bundles 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed 8 bacon strips, partially cooked 1 tbsp finely chopped onion 3 tbsps butter, margarine or bacon drippings 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tbsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt Cook the beans until crisptender. Wrap about 15 beans in each bacon strip; secure with a toothpick. Place on a foil-covered baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 1015 minutes or until bacon is done. In a skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add vinegar, sugar and salt; heat through. Remove bundles to a serving bowl or platter; pour sauce over and serve immediately.

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

By Dee

Green Bean & Mushroom Medley 1/2 lb fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch lengths 2 carrots, cut into thick strips 1/4 cup butter 1 onion, sliced 1/2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp seasoned salt 1/4 tsp garlic salt 1/4 tsp white pepper Place green beans and carrots in 1 inch of boiling water. Cover, and cook until tender but still firm. Drain. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onions and mushrooms until almost tender. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 3 minutes. Stir in green beans, carrots, salt, seasoned salt, garlic salt, and white pepper. Cover, and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.


Bow Tie Pasta with Red Pepper Sauce 2 cups red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp honey 2 cups bow tie pasta 1 cup blanched green peas 2 tbsps chopped fresh parsley Combine bell pepper, broth, oregano, salt, and pepper in 2 quart saucepan. Cover. Cook over medium low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bell pepper is tender. Stir in tomato paste, vinegar, and honey; remove from heat. Puree mixture in a blender or food processor. Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain. Mix together pasta, red pepper sauce, peas, and parsley.


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

April 2 - 8, 2012 Don’t be fooled, Capricorn. Attendance is optional. If you can fit it into your schedule, go. If not, don’t. A young friend makes an unusual December 22– proposal.

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February 19– March 20

Courage waning, Aquarius? Look to a mentor to get you back on track. A health crisis eases with a new mode of treatment. Celebrate with friends.

Feeling adventurous, Pisces? Good. You’re about to be whisked away on the trip of a lifetime. The key to a financial dilemma lies with an acquaintance.

March 21– April 19

April 20– May 20

May 21– June 21

Concerns grow over a relative’s situation. The answer is clear, but no amount of prodding will turn that resolution into reality, so save your energy for more important things, Aries.

Tempers flare. Be careful what you say, Taurus. You don’t want to add fuel to the fire with so many looking on. A surprise gift gets the weekend off right.

Awesome, Gemini. You complete the project well ahead of schedule, and you’re rewarded in multiple ways. A feud comes to an end at home.

June 22– July 22

July 23– August 22

August 23– September 22

Been there, done that, Cancer. Look for a different avenue. Making time for an old friend proves beneficial. You raise their spirits and they let you in on a secret.

The seeds you planted take root, and you end up with more helpers than you can count. Learn to delegate, Leo, and the event will go off without a hitch.

Passing the buck is not the answer, Virgo. Step up to the plate, and with the right preparation, you’ll hit one out of the park for sure. Batter up!

A home improvement project begins, and things quickly escalate out of control. Scale back your plans, Libra, and you might just have the funds for a September 23– pro.

October 22

October 23– November 21

November 22– December 21

Way to go, Scorpio. You wrap up a project just in time for a new one, which you tackle with finesse. Praise comes from all around. A promotion could be in order.

Snap out of it, Sagittarius. Sure, there are wrinkles due to your inexperience, but everything will be smoothed out in the end. A deadline is met.

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250-674-2674 Apr 8 - Lions Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast. Barriere Ball Fields 9am Apr 14 - NTV Garden Club Seedy Saturday, Clearwater. Apr 14 - Let’s Dance, 8pm @ Ukrainian Hall, Kam., music by Copper Creek. Call for tickets: 250-372-3782 or 778-471-2220. Apr 15 - Fly Casting Course w/Mo Bradley, 1pm @ Anglers Gift & Tackle. Call 672-2111 for more info. Apr 18 - Camera Club meeting @ the Royal LePage office 6:30pm Apr 21 - Curling Club Flea Market, 9am-1pm @curling rink. Call 672-9391 for info or to book a spot. Apr 21 - NT Fall Fair Small Livestock & Agricultural Equipment Flea Market, 8:30am-2pm @ Sheep Barn, Fall Fair grounds. Info/to book a spot call 672-9683. Apr 21 - B&D Riding Club Tack Sale @ Horse Barn, Fall Fair grounds. Info contact Kate: Apr 28-29 - LF Hospice House Antique Appraisal, 10am-5pm both days @ Little Fort Hall. To book appointment call 672-5660 or 677-4287. May 1 - Ladies Night Golf starts @ Chinook Cove. May 5 - North Thompson Premier Consignment Auction 10 am 748 Barriere Lakes Road. 250-672-9809 May 12 - NTV Garden Club Plant Sale. Jun 3 - Fun Run 5 & 10K Race. For more info call 682-7771. Jun 23-24 - Celebration of the Arts, 10am-4pm each day Army Cadets - 2941 RCACC Cadet Corp. - Tues. 6:30pm, ages 12-18, Legion Basement. New Recruits Welcome. Info: Marc Tremblay 672-9681.


Baha’i Night: Fri., 7:30pm, Marge Mitchell’s home. 672-5615 BSS PAC & Booster Club: 2nd Mon. of mth, 6:30pm. Barriere Adult Day Program: Mon. & Wed. 9-2. Lunch, crafts & music at Barriere Survivors of Brain Injuries: For more info call John at 250372-1799. the Seniors Ctr. Sherry Jardine 672-5121 Barriere Beavers & Cubs - Lions Hall 5:30pm every Mon., starting Sept. Barriere Women’s Basketball: Mon. 7-9pm Barriere Secondary gym. Call Kim Fennell 250-320-7689 for info. Leaders needed for 2011-12 - call 250-672-9683. Barriere Youth Choir: Every Thurs., 7pm @ Church of St. Paul. All Barriere Cancer Support: 672-9263, 672-0017 or 672-1890 Barriere Community Choir: Every Wed., 7pm @ Church of St. Paul. All youth welcome. Info call Leah Jones 250-957-8440. Barriere Youth Group: every Friday, 7-10pm at NTVIC, sponsored by adults welcome. Info call Leah Jones 250-957-8440. Yellowhead Community Services. Contact Curt 674-2600 or email curt.o@ Barriere Curling Club: Oct.-Mar. Curling, league & bonspiels. Barriere Food Bank: Open every other Wed. starting June 1, 10amBethany Baptist Church Prayer: Every Tues., 7pm. noon. Call for info 672-0029 (leave a message). Barriere & District Heritage Society: 3rd Wed. of mth, 1pm at NTVIC Carpet Bowling: Mon., Wed., & Fri., 9:30am-12 @ Little Fort Hall. Community Kitchen: If interested call Dede 554-3134. in the winter, at Museum in the summer. Community Soup Day: Christian Life Assembly Church on Annesty Barriere & District Riding Club: 2nd Tues. of mth, 7pm. www. Road. 3rd Mon. of every mth. Info Cherie 672-9341 Barriere & District Seniors Events: Mon. Whist 7pm, Tues. & Thurs. Council of Senior Citizens: Devoted to improving the quality of life for all seniors. Call 604-576-9734 or email Carpet Bowling 10am, Wed. Fun Cards 1pm, 672-9627 Crib: Barriere Legion 242, every Wed. 7:30pm, Sept. to May. Barriere Elementary PAC: 1st Mon. of mth, call 672-9916 Crib: Mon. & Fri. 1-4pm @ Little Fort Hall. Barriere Firefighters’ Practice: Barriere Firehall, Thurs., 7pm Darts: Barriere Legion 242, every Thurs. 7pm, Sept. to May. Barriere Hospice: Every 2 weeks. 250-672-9391 Fibre Arts: Every Tues. 7-9pm @ NTVIC Barriere Quilting Club: 2nd & 4th Thurs. of mth, 4pm at the Barriere Food Bank. Judy 250-672-5275 or Fran 250-672-2012. Gambler’s Anonymous: 250-374-9165 or 250-374-9866. Barriere Search & Rescue: 2nd Tues. of mth, 7pm. Training on 4th Heffley Creek Acoustic Coffee House: 3rd Fri. every mth 7pm. Performers, concession, play area for kids! Call 578-0056. Tues. of mth, 7pm.

Lapidary Club: 4th Wed. 7pm. Volunteer Center. 672-0153 Literacy Tutoring: Learn to read FREE. Susan Ross 672-9875. Little Fort Coffee House: 1st Friday each mth @ Little Fort Community Hall. $4/person (musicians free). For info: call Bill 672-5116. Little Fort Recreation Society: 1st Thurs. each mth 7pm LNT Catholic Women’s League: 2nd Wed. each mth, 7pm at St. George’s. Call 250-672-9330 for info. McLure Vounteer Fire Dept. Rec.: 1st Wed. each month at 7:30pm upstairs. Except Jul & Aug. 250-578-7565 for info. McLure Firefighter Practice: 2nd & 4th Tues., 7pm, McLure Firehall Men’s Floor Hockey: Tues., 8-10pm at Barriere Sec. School. NT Arts Council: Every Friday from 12-3pm, painting at NTVIC - any medium/all welcome. NT Fish & Game Club: 4rd Mon. each mth 7pm Volunteer Centre. More info 672-1843 NT Valley Garden Club: 3rd Sun. of mth, 1pm. Summer - Community Garden, weather permitting. Winter-NTVIC. NT Valley Hospice House Soc.: 3rd Tues of the mth, 11am, Little Fort Hall. More info 672-5660 or 672-9500. Quilting: 1st Tues of the mth, 10am @ Little Fort Hall. Safe Home: Get away from domestic abuse, call 250-674-2135 (Clw) or 250-682-6444 (Barriere). Wilson’s Arena weekly practice: Mon Game, Tues: Stock Dogs, Wed: Team roping, Thurs: Team penning

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

EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate openings. Easy computer work, other positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed.



Past Vavenby General Store Wednesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday 11a.m. - 3 p.m. Various items of clothing

Dental Assistant required Reply to Dr. Harvey Thompson, #22-665 Front St., Quesnel, BC V2J5J5. 250-992-3771

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Personals AA meetings every Wed. 11 Lodge Dr. Roll call 8 pm. Side door. 250-674-0079. Alcoholics Anonymous

Cards of Thanks Thank you Steve Mullen and his racing team would like to thank the following businesses for their support in this season of racing: • Wells Gray Service Centre • Greffards • Forest House Wellness Centre • Fleetwest Enterprises • Rainers Custom Cutting • Kal Tire

Coming Events Blackpool Hall Children’s Easter Party! Sunday April 8th Noon to 3:00 pm Games, activities, hot dogs, juice. Everyone welcome! Hospital Gift Corner Open Monday - Friday 10 am - 1 pm Shambhala Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at Forest House 6:30-8:00 pm. Join us and learn how to be friends with your mind. For more information call 250-587-6373.

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CITY OF Yellowknife Building Inspector II. The City of Yellowknife has a vacancy for a Building Inspector II. For more information on this position, including salary and benefits, please refer to our web page at: Submit resumes by April 5, 2012, quoting #220-139U to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4, Fax: (867) 669-3471, or Email: PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST - Vernon SolidWorks, AutoCAD & CNC programming. Marine Industry Knowledge. Creativity and technical skills. Effective communication. Manage projects to completion. See for details.

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking DRIVERS WANTED: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE


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Work Wanted Clearwater: Attn low income seniors & persons w/handicaps. New HAFI program by BC Housing funds up to $20,000 to make modifications to your home. (Replaces the RRAP program). Renovations, additions, new construction & home repairs. 41 yrs. exp. in residential construction. Call Hans Ounpuu 250-674-3875 Handyman. Plumbing, electric repairs, laminate floors, shelving, cabinets. Misc repairs. Emergency calls. Reasonable rates. Claude 250-674-4046. Pet sitting available. Are you looking for a little TLC for your pet while you are on vacation? Please call Keiran and Kaydn Jones at 250-674-3051. References available.


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

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NORTH THOMPSON JOBS BARRIERE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 629 Barriere Town Rd. Barriere, BC V0E 1E0 Phone: 250-672-0036 / Fax: 250-672-2159 E-mail: • Website:

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we’ll personally see that you get the information you’re seeking, or call and make an appointment. • FREE COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS • FREE RESUME HELP Skill Development: If you have been on • FREE INFORMATION ON MANY SERVICES Employment Insurance in the past 3 years (5 “Funded in whole or part through the years maternity) & are currently unemployed, you may be eligible for re-training dollars. Book Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement” an appointment to see one of our counselors for more information. Sponsored by Barriere & District Chamber of Commerce We look forward to seeing you – come in and

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Excavator Operator - Site Preparation Forestry: Cook/Kitchen Helper: Casual/Clearwater #0111 FT/Clw #0323 Shuttle Bus Driver/Naturalist/Photographer: FT/ Boat Operator/Small Engine Mechanic: Seas/Blue River #0108 Seas/Clw #0322 Trip Leader Raft Guide: FT Seas. Clw #1203 Office Reception: FT/Seas/Clw #0321 River Operations Manager: FT/Seas/Clw #0320 Room Attendants: FT/PT Blue River #1011 Home Share Provider: FT/Clearwater#1006 Trip Leader - Whitewater Rafting Guide: FT/ Seas/Clw #0319 GENERAL INFORMATION Whitewater Kayaking Instructor: FT/Seas/ • Free Workshops: Please call 250-674Clw #0318 2928 to register for one or all of these free Accounting Tech/Office Manager: FT/Clw #0317 workshops • Resumes & Interviews: Go hand in hand, Horse Guide: Seas/Clw #0316 so the better prepared you are the greater Office Assistant: Seas/Clw #0315 the impression you will make to your future Housekeeper: Seas/Clw #0314 employer. Please drop in and our friendly Breakfast/Lunch Cook: Seas/Clw #0313 staff will assist you. Cook: Seas/Clw #0312 Chamber of Commerce Manager: PT/Clw #0311 • Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS): Are you Superintendent of Public Works: FT/Clw #0310 currently on Employment Insurance or have you been in the last 3-5 years? If you have, Customer Service (outside sales): FT/Clw #0309 you may be eligible for wage subsidy. Ask Customer Service (inside sales): FT/Clw #0308 us for further info. Waitress/Waiter: 2pos/Blue River #0307 • Funding for Skill Enhancement: Recent or Store Clerk/Cashier: 1FT/1PT pos/Blue River active EI clients with a career plan in mind #0306 seeking assistance through Service Canada Line Cooks: 2FT/1PT pos/Blue River #0305 are required to book an appointment with Tree Planters: 4pos/Seas/Clw #0304 one of our Employment Counsellors. Apprentice Greens Keeper & Maintenance • Self Employment: If you are interested Person: Seas/Clw #0303 in Self-Employment please call our office Horticulturist/Head Greens Keeper: Seas/ and book an appointment with one of our Clw #0302 Employment Consultants for a referral to Campground Superintendent: Seas/Clw #0301 Community Futures. Next scheduled visit is TBA or every 3rd Thursday of the month. Registered Dental Hygienists: FT/Clw #0208 • Blue River Itinerant: An employment CDA or Dental Assistant Level 1: Mat Leave/ consultant comes to town once a Clw #0208 month. Next visit is Apr 12. If one on one Cook: FT/Blue River #0207 appointments are required please call to set Early Childhood Educators & Educator up a time prior to the drop in. Assistants: FT/PT/Clw. #0206 Volunteer Firefighter 7 pos./Clw. #0205 Customer For more information drop in to 58 Young Road, Clearwater, BC or phone 250-674-2928 Service/Kitchen Helper: Seas/Clw. #0202 or fax 250-674-2938. Class 1 Driving Instructor: FT/Clw. #0201 For more information drop in to 58 Young Road (above Raft River Fitness), phone 250-674-2928 or fax 250-674-2938 “Funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement” Sponsored by Yellowhead Community Services



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Computer Services Clearwater Computers is your neighborhood computer store & repair outlet; all makes & models. We offer new and used computers. Other services incl: 15Mb unlimited ADSL, Unlimited dial-up Internet, 2.9 cents a minute long distance, Unlimited webhosting, Online backup, Domain management, color photocopying, faxing and more:) Located at #6 W Old NT Hwy, (beside Supersave Gas). Ph 250-674-1032

Misc Services A bookstore in Clearwater? You bet! kukuchai-books-clearwater

Kathy’s Jewellery & Gifts Jewellery available Certified Scentsy consultant Product on hand To order call: 250-674-3763 Sue’s Jewellery Repairs Since 1975 - We do it all, Retipping, Sizing, Soldering. Sue Ludtke - 250-587-6357

Paving/Seal/ Coating Parking Lot Line Painting Concrete & Asphalt Sealing Call or email for free estimate 250-674-1424

Pets & Livestock

Equestrian For Use or Purchase Therapy animals Friendly horses, one donkey and a mule. To take home or leave at our farm. These animals are well kept, but want more TLC. Call 250-674-2449

Feed & Hay Hay for sale: Square bales $6, over 100 $5.50/each. Round bale: 1st cut $60, 2nd cut $65. Delivery available. 250-672-9319 Round bales. 50/50 alf, orch grass. $35 bale; over 10 bales $30. 2nd cut haylage bales, top qual feed, $40 bale. Ph. 250-677-4427 lve msg

Livestock Ten Yearling Heifers for sale. Owner wants them gone before the green grass gets too tempting. $1100.00 each. Call 250-674-2449

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Good Dog Obedience Spring Classes Starting in April! Basic Obedience - A 6 week course in good manners & canine behaviour begins Tuesday, April 3, 7pm at the Fall Fair Hall in Barriere for all dogs at least 6 months old & up. Cost $100. Novice Class - Six weeks of fun as we take you & your dog to the next level of obedient behaviour. Participants must have successfully completed a previous basic obedience course to qualify. Class starts on Sunday, April 15, 11am Cost $100. To register or for more information contact Jill Hayward at 250-319-8023

STEEL BUILDINGS For all uses! Spring deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free brochure. 1-800668-5111 ext. 170. STEEL OF a deal - building sale! 20x24 $4798. 25x30 $5998. 30x42 $8458. 32x58 $12,960. 40x60 $15,915. 47x80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

Level building lots on Oriole Way, Barriere. Your choice Lot 2 or Lot 8. Featuring well maintained street, close to high school & downtown. Asking $72,900 w/complete septic system, and $59,900 without septic. Conventional built housing only. 250-587-6151. Visit our website:

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

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 Unreserved Auction, May 5, 10am. 748 Barriere Lakes Rd. Consignments welcome. Call 672-9809. Over 1000 lots.

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

Free Items FREE. 21-inch TV with stand, exercise trampoline-rebounder, small computer desk. Phone 250-674-0003.

Fruit & Vegetables Raspberry canes, heritage. 2 crops/season. Light frost hardy. You dig. $2/cane. 250-6722187 or 250-819-6522

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

Garage Sales Clearwater: Moving/yard Sale Good Friday — April 6 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 405 Desfosses Rd. Behind B-diamond in the ‘Flats.’

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

Misc. for Sale CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 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.

Misc. Wanted 1935-39 Chev or Pontiac 3 speed floor shift trans. 250672-0183 Headache Rack for full size Dodge pickup. 250-672-5805 Used Postage Stamps Support International Scouting by donating used stamps which are sorted & sold to raise money for the International Development Fund of the International Scout & Guide Fellowship. This fund pays for training for Scouters in the third world. Drop stamps off at front counter of the Star/Journal in Barriere, or call Margaret at (250)672-9330.

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

Real Estate For Sale By Owner 5 BDRM HOME IN TELKWA FOR SALE 3200 sq ft, 4 bath, includes washer & dryer, fridge & stove, dishwasher hot tub, natural gas, contact 250-845-3315 Thompson Crossing Manufactured Housing Development Older Safeway manuf home, CSA cert. Rental purchase option. Home and addition all for $19,000. Below assessed value. Home ultimately must be moved - price incl move & blocking to your location within 100 km. Ask us about the BC 1st time new home buyers bonus ($7,500). View the new home currently on display. Kindly refer to our website: or call 250-587-6151


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Mobile Homes & Pads Clearwater: 2 bdrm trailer, oil heat, F/S, $400/mo + DD. Call 250-674-2755

Homes for Rent Clearwater: 3 bdrm house w/dbl carport & shop avail to rent this Spring. Close to Raft River Elem School, Clearwater Secondary School & hospital. Ph. 250-674-2449 CLTR-2 brm House/Acre-Furnished. Shed and Carport 900/m + Util. NS, Ref Req. Avail now. Sheila 250-6740077, Spacious 3 bdrm home on 1/2 acre in Vavenby. Forced air oil heat. Avail immed. $750/mo Call Randy 250-674-8288

Room & Board Seniors: Tired of Living Alone? Furnished room available. Meals, laundry & housekeeping incl. $1,500/mo (base rate). Respite also avail. Call Carole’s Place 250-672-0309


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THOMPSON-NICOLA REGIONAL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Directors of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District gives notice that it will hold a public hearing on

Thursday, April 5, 2012, at 1:15 p.m.

Apt/Condo for Rent Barriere: fully self contained recent reno. 1bdrm app 4 rent. 10 min from town. Incl sundeck, heat, hydro , satelite tv, washer. NS/NP/Ref. $525/mo. Avail immed. (250)672-9241 PRICE REDUCED, 2 bed suite in 55+ RiverBend Seniors Community, Kamloops, $1950/m, spacious, welcoming, wheelchair friendly. Avail. i m m e d i a t e l y . 1-604-408-1023 (Vancouver)

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at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Boardroom, 4th Floor, 465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC to consider proposed Bylaw No. 2400, a new zoning bylaw for lands located in all of the electoral areas in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD). Background & Process Summary Proposed Bylaw No. 2400 is based on Bylaw No. 2239, a proposed electoral areas zoning bylaw that was prepared to replace the existing Zoning Bylaw No. 940. The Proposed Bylaw No. 2239 was given first reading on March 25, 2010 and was considered at a public hearing on May 6th, 2010. During the work on Bylaw No. 2239, the Board held public hearings on, and adopted, various bylaws to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 940, the existing bylaw, but the effect of all these amending bylaws was not incorporated into the draft. The Board now proposes to consolidate the provisions of the various amending bylaws listed below into a revised electoral areas zoning bylaw generally based on Bylaw No. 2239 and renumbered as Bylaw No. 2400 which incorporates the following adopted zoning amendment bylaws: Bylaw # 2081 2144 2207 2271 2275 2265 2278 2283

Citation Date of Public Hearing (s) “TNRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2081, 2006” March 23, 2006 “TNRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2144, 2007” April 12, 2007 “TNRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2207, 2008” February 7, 2008 “TNRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2271, 2009” May 21, 2009 “TNRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2275, 2009” July 16, 2009 “TNRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2265, 2009” April 9, 2009 “TNRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2278, 2009” July 16, 2009 “TNRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2283, 2009” October 22, 2009

Bylaw # 2310 2356 2358 2369 2370 2371 2372 2284

Bylaws Adopted since First Reading of Bylaw 2239 “TNRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2310, 2010” “TNRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2356, 2011” “TNRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2358, 2011” “TNRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2369, 2011” “TNRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2370, 2011” “TNRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2371, 2011” “TNRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2372, 2011” “TNRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2284, 2011”

Date of Public Hearing (s) July 15, 2010 September 22, 2011 October 13, 2011 October 13, 2011 October 27, 2011 November 24, 2011 December 22, 2011 February 16, 2012

The purpose of Bylaw 2400 is to update, clarify and incorporate the above zoning amendment bylaws as well as various housekeeping changes into a new zoning bylaw for lands in the electoral areas of the TNRD. TAKE NOTICE that all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed electoral areas Zoning Bylaw No. 2400 will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions at the Public Hearing. Those who are unable to attend may mail (#300–465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2A9), fax (250-372-5048), email ( or hand deliver written submissions to the Regional District office, provided that all written submissions are received prior to noon on the day of the public hearing.

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Recreational/Sale 1999 25ft Tahoe Transport, toy hauler, new condition. Sleeps up to 6 people, sport package w/easy fold down rear ramp, lots of room; carries up to 4 quads or WHY. Roof AC, stereo/CD, microwave, full fridge/freezer, stove/oven. Full bath w/tub/shower. Lots of storage, no leaks & never has. Outdoor power outlets & lrg awning. (250)819-0867 $10,000 OBO

Scrap Car Removal Scrap Batteries Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Boats 12’ Smokercraft, c/w 2009 Merc 4 stroke outboard .$3,500 firm. 250-587-6300

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that no representations can be received by the Board after the Public Hearing has been concluded. Copies of Zoning Bylaw No. 940, proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 2400, the zoning amendment bylaws listed in this notice, all written submissions and reports that the Board received on the preceding zoning amendment bylaws may be inspected from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays, at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Office, 4th Floor, 465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC or may be viewed online at, from March 26, 2012, until 1:15 p.m. on the day of the hearing. R. Sadilkova, Director of Development Services


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MINES ACT NOTICE OF PROPOSED SAND AND GRAVEL Take notice that Warren MacLennan of MacLennan Mines has filed with the Chief Inspector of Mines pursuant to Section 10(1) of the Mines Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 293, a proposed mine plan together with a program for the protection and reclamation of the land and water courses related to the proposed Sand & Gravel Pit located at: McMurphy, DL: 3076 KDYD, 11 km on Homestead Road. Any person affected by or interested in this program has 30 days to make written representation to the Chief Inspector of Mines, Ministry of Energy and Mines, South Central Region, 441 Columbia St., Kamloops, B.C., V2C 2T3. A copy of the proposal is available for viewing at 1154 E. Yellowhead Hwy, Clearwater, B.C.

Notice to Creditors and Others Re: the Estate of ERIC LEEMING NORTH, deceased, formerly of Post Office Box 358, Barriere, BC,V0E 1E0. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Eric Leeming North are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix, SUSAN NORTH, c/o Epp Cates Oien, 300, 125 4th Ave., Kamloops, BC V2C 3N3 on or before May 10, 2012, after which date the Executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice.



4464 Barriere Town Road

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

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

Christmas Eve 6:30pm ST. GEORGE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Holy Week Services: Holy Thursday - 7pm Good Friday - 3pm Easter Vigil (Sat.) - 7pm Easter Sunday - 9am

Father Donal O’Reilly

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

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

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


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NOTICE TO REMOVE PRIVATE LAND FROM WOODLOT LICENCE W1607 Please be advised that Kathy Karlstrom and Richard Erlam are proposing to remove 62.9 hectares of private land from Woodlot Licence W1607 located in the vicinity of Little Fort. Inquiries/comments to this proposal must be submitted to Kathy Karlstrom or Richard Erlam, at Box 44, Little Fort, BC, V0E 2C0, or email by May 1, 2012. Only written or emailed inquiries received by the above date will be responded to. Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting Kathy Karlstrom or Richard Erlam at the above addresses.


Submitted photo: Leah Jones

Choir practice The new North Thompson Community Choir practice every Wednesday evening, 7 p.m., at the Church of St. Paul in Barriere. Organizer Leah Jones says the choir has been called that name rather than the Barriere Community Choir due to the fact there are members from other communities within the valley. Pictured at practice on Mar. 28, are (l to r): First row; Bonnie Grusing, Kim Cartwright, Diana Kennedy, and Elsie Karl. Second row; Gai Conan, Pat Paula, and Kristine Gaulds. Third row; Bob Anderson, and Laverne MacDougall. Fourth row; Terese McKirdy, Margaret Houben, Anne Denholme, and Ian Kennedy. New members are always welcome. For more information call Leah Jones at 250-957-8440 or email:

Joy comes with the dawn of Easter We live in a complex world, where life is lived in tension. We live in the tension of the different roles that we play: like parent, child, teacher, student, minister, congregant, friend and neighbour etc. We also live in the tension of a changing Canadian environment. Forty years ago (give or take) everyone went to church; it was the social hub of people’s lives. Every family knew their lawyer, their accountant, their mechanic, their banker and their teacher (to name a few) from their church. Today, it is less rare to find that we have the same relationships based on the same places of worship. This week, Christians enter into the most intense period of tension in the story. This is Holy Week; the week between Palm Sunday, when Jesus rides triumphantly into town in protest against the Roman Empire, and Easter Sunday when Jesus’ body is no longer in the tomb and people begin to meet the Resurrected, Risen Christ. Between those two celebratory Sunday cel-

Pause For Thought

By Rev. Graham Brownmiller ebrations, however, the story takes us into the depths of our despair, into the darkness, into the tension that we live as Christians all the time. The Triduum (“Three Days”) begins on Thursday – called Maundy Thursday to remind us of the story that we share on that evening – when Jesus tells his friends “A new commandment I give, love one another, as I have loved you.” Maundy comes from the Latin word which is the first in that phrase. It is typically the night when we might share in a foot washing ceremony, a reminder of being servants to all. Maundy Thursday coincides with the festival of Passover in the Jewish tradition, and so some Christian communities will celebrate the Passover Haggadah (meal) together to remind each other why

Jesus and his friends gathered in that evening. Following Maundy Thursday, is Good Friday. This is the day in which Christians recall the passion and the crucifixion of Jesus. It is that day which reminds us today still of our suffering and abandonment, of our exile and our losses. It is a day that reminds us that we face death – our own deaths and those of those we love. It is a day that calls us to remember our brokenness, and yet we call it Good. We live in the tension of that suffering, abandonment, exile, loss, and brokenness through Holy Saturday; the day to commemorate Jesus’ lying in the tomb. Holy Saturday is the day of tension, the day we live in waiting for the excitement of Easter Sunday. We know ourselves bound for the kingdom of God – pain and hope, dying and rising again – waiting in the unresolved, waiting in the mystery of Holy Saturday. To wake up on Easter Sunday and find that the story has resolved once again and

that God breaks forth from the tomb, offering forgiveness, hope, new life. In our every day lives we catch sight of it here and there, we get a word of it, we listen and we know hope because of the resurrection story. And yet, we live in tension because we still experience the things of Good Friday, yet we live as people who celebrate Easter Sunday. Sometimes it seems as though we are still waiting in that Holy Saturday – the unresolved waiting time, knowing that the story tells us that resurrection comes, and yet questioning when and how. As we watch the world seemingly implode around us, we hold onto the stories of our faith that God works in the mystery of the tension. And we say Thanks be to God! because that’s all we can say, in the midst of the brokenness of our world, and in the brokenness of our lives. Joy comes with the dawn of Easter; may we keep our eyes open for Easter breaking forth in our story and in our lives – always!


Monday, April 2, 2012 North Thompson Star/Journal

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


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PORK LOIN CHOPS .....................$3.49/LB

YOPLAIT YOGURT .......................2/$6.00

FRESH • 9.90KG


PORK TENDERLOIN .....................$4.49/LB

MCCAIN HASHBROWNS..............2/$5.00

LOBSTER TAILS ...........................$8.99/EA





REALEMON LEMON JUICE ...........2/$5.00 SV •900G

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MOTT’S CLAMATO JUICE ............2/$7.00

OLYMEL HAM .............................$9.98/EA

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KRAFT SINGLES..........................$5.48/EA ESSENTIALS OR TROPICS BLENDS • SV • 1.75L • + DEP.



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SOFT DRINKS ............................ 2/$10.00


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KRAFT SALAD DRESSING ............2/$6.00

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KARINA SCOTT 250-318-7398

DEBRA FENNELL 250-318-0366


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

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

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

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

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

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

4776 Spruce Cres • 2bd 2bath, geothermal MLS102388 $429,900

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

4811 Spruce Cres. • 2bdrm, 2bath, Geo heat, MLS106545 $395,000 538 Oriole Way MLS107873 Exec. 1676sqft 2bed 2bath main, Full basement w/office. Inlaw potential $369,000 NEW 494 Oriole Way MLS 108491 Spacious & Pristine Quality 2152sqft 3bdrm, 2baths $369,000 NEW 4809 Spurce Cres • MLS 106586 Tasteful Rancher at RiverWalk. Developer to pay closing cost. $355,000 NEW.PRICE 1796 Pinegrove, McLure. MLS108261• 3900sqft, 4+1 bdrm, 4 bath Capecod on lndscp & fenced acre $349,000 NEW 470 Oriole • MLS 101022 Reno’d $289,500 NEW.PRICE 5416 Agate Road • Lake front lease MLS101339 $185,500 BUYER.INCENTIVE.2012 LEASE.PAID.BY.VENDOR 584 Barkley Rd • 3 bed 2 bath MLS 100926 $183,000 4752 Spruce Cres. • MLS 106614 Unfin at RiverWalk. Developer pay closing cost $175,000 4615 Airfield Rd MLS108327 Starter/retirement 2bdrm 1bath .68 acre. Near amenities $135,000 NEW

495 Barkley MLS 108361 Immaculate 1528sqft, 3 bed, 2 baths .80 acre $244,900 NEW

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4789 Birch Lane • Newly Built 1191sf 2 Bed, 2 Bath 1/2 Duplex MLS 106102 $240,000

3020 Lemieux Crk MLS 108406 Paradise w/2 pristine lakes. 160 acres & 1885 sqft home $985,000

366 Stains Rd • .94 acre, 3 bed 2 bath MLS104300 $236,500


566 McLean Rd MLS 106378 1344sf 3bd, 2bath $239,900

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

4809 Dunn Lake MLS 108358 1176sqft, 3 bdrm 1 bath. Facelift & energy efficient upgrades$199,000 NEW

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

705 Barriere Lks Rd • .5 acre with shop 2 bed 2 bath MLS105792 $192,500

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

6088 Barriere Lks Rd • Rancher 10acres MLS103196 $455,000


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

693 Stone Rd Louis Cr • MLS 106433 1510sf 3bdrm,3bath 2acres $379,000 2708 Barriere Lks Rd • 22.3acres river front MLS 104163 $339,900


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

26-4510 Power Rd • 2 bed 2 bath MLS 102323 $97,000 #23-4510 Power Rd MLS108066 Open plan w/3 bdrms, 2 baths, heat pump heating &cooling pump syst. $97,000 NEW

Mobile Home 17-4510 Power Rd MLS 108409 Pristine 1188sqft, 3bed,1bath dble wide $159,000 NEW 41-4454 Barriere Town Rd • 2 bed 2 bath MLS105108 $134,900


3 Summer Road MLS 102858 1350sf mobile on large 70x100 corner pad. $124,900 NEW 16-620 Dixon Creek Rd • 2 bed 2 bath MLS105770 $120,000


10-4510 Power Rd • 3 bed 2 bath MLS 103253 $124,900 #28-4510 Power Rd MLS108045 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath. Sunset Heights. heat pump syst. $105,900 NEW

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

Commercial Carls Market • 6 acres & Hwy loc. MLS(R)102042 $529,500 4269 Yellowhead Hwy • Hwy exposure $337,000

Lot C Yellowhead Hwy MLS 12.06 acres mins. to Barriere, flat building sites.$69,900 NEW

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

3935 Hansen Rd Louis Crk MLS 108376 .56 acre w/well & septic Minutes to Barriere, $66,900 NEW 544 Barkley Road • .46 acre flat lot MLS 106521 $59,500

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

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

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


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

5412 Clw Valley Rd. MLS106945 2200+sf, 9+acres $399,000 335 Musgrave Rd Clw • 3 bed 2 bath MLS103586 $239,0000

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

2785 Barriere Lakes Rd Mins from E&N Lks 19.8acres, drilled well & 2 building sites $149,900 NEW

584 Barkley Rd • 3 bed 2 bath MLS 100926 $183,000

Lot 3 Boulder Mountain Road MLS 101053 $119,900

642 Barriere Town • Commercial building MLS 105348 $179,000

924 Harvey Road • 10 acres MLS(R) 101604 $120,000

570 Sun Rivers Dr. • 5bdrm 3 bath executive MLS 105996 $569,000 NEW.PRICE

4614 Barriere Town Rd • Lot & building MLS 103625 $169,000

3148 Glengrove •15 acres MLS 86777 $110,000

Home on 1 acre near Monte Lake MLS105178 $284,900

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

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

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

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

359 Borthwick Avenue Box 1020, Barriere B.C. V0E 1E0


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900 Harvey Road • 10 acres MLS(R) 101603 $110,000

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32 E OLD N THOMPSON HWY • CLEARWATER, BC, V0E 1N0 • PH: 250-674-3999 324 Harby Road $549,900 Custom log hm-2 acres, view of Dutch Lk. Decks on 2 sides. Lrg foyer, heated flrs & lrg lvng rm. Delx ktch fir cab, granite CT, BI appl & WI pantry. Loft, lux. master w/BI dressers, jetted tub. 2bdrm bsmt suite & lrg family rm & more 956 Barber Road $489,900 - NEW 24 acre w/log home. Views. Full suite. Wood accents. 1 bdrm bsmt suite & cabin (rented). Veranda, Several buildings + horse stables, tack room & hay barn. Fenced and Xfenced. 549 Fawn Road $425,000 Double lot, view of Dutch lk. HW. Newer cabinets. 2 bdrms + 1 in basement w/mstr upstairs w/ensuite. Hot tub, pool & shop 24x30. Several decks covered & open on quiet subdivision 1950 Old N Thompson Hwy. $399,900 3 bdrm mdlr open, pellet stove, garage, 24x40 shop, 100 acres. Pasture, wet lands & hay field. IG pool w/cement deck. + older log cabin on approx 7 acres. 5289 Clearwater Valley Rd $349,900 - NEW PRICE Custom 10 acres near park. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, HW floors, high end appl, Covered veranda & 12x32 deck w/view. Guest house, sauna, steam rm, certified WS 227 Blair Place $349,000 Clw Estates w/mntn view & UG services. Modern & well built. Open plan, finished bsmnt, HW, berber carpets & more. 2 decks, lndscp, garden & fenced. Garage & hardy plank trim. 226 Blair Place $319,000 - NEW 3 bdrm, 2 baths & WI closets. AC, vacuum & UG sprklr. Oak kitchen, pantry, heated tile floor. Open plan. Fully fenced & lndscpd. Covered deck, open patio & view. 420 Ritchie Road $299,900 3bd 2bath on 0.42 acres w/UG sprklr. Bright, sunny kitchen, all appliances & central vac. 12x16 shop, wood shed & 2nd drive. This property is just minutes from town. 436 Riverside Road $269,900 108126 - NEW 1 acre waterfront on the NT River. Well maintained open plan w/updated kitchen. Upgrades incld laminate, HW tank, vinyl windows & paint. New shop, lndspd & fully fenced front yard. 3156 Vavenby Bridge Road $258,000 Well built. Upgrades incld heat pump w/2 overhead units (1 for suite) new wett inspected WS, R50 insulation, flooring & more. 2 bdrm suite & bsmnt. .77 acre, lrg shop & kennel

231 Blair Place, $249,900 - NEW .56 acre lot w/UG utilities. Mountain view & close to amenities. Lrg living rm w/WS. Kit has a lot of cupboards & a bay window in the dining rm. A double garage. 3 bdrm + den on a full basement 38 Lakeview Road $249,900 - NEW Reno’d 1 block from Dutch Lake on full bsmnt w/new roof . New cabinets & stainless appl incl. 15 ml lam. HW. Upgraded baths w/modern fixtures. Storage shed/shop in a fenced bkyd. Close to all amenities. 1031 Raft River Road $239,900. 108419 - NEW Well maintained lrg lot. Ensuite, & WI closet. HW flooring, oil furnace w/new WETT approved WS back up. Private & fenced yrd. A 24.41 shop/garage w/11x18 loft office, 12’ overhead door & 7’ shop door. 23 Lodge Drive $239,900 108347 - NEW Walking distance to downtown, well maintained. Garage, RV cover, woodshed & lrg deck. Open plan home w/wood accents. Crafted cabinets & newer counters. 4 bdrms, 3 baths. Basement w/bdrm, bath, family room, cold rm & storage. Move in ready. 245 Phillips Road $239,000 - NEW PRICE Renod w/kitchen, tile & wood floor, windows, propane FP, elec back up. 1acre w/lrg deck, RV storage, 1 car garage, garden boxes & more. The front garage w/divided storage area & tiled office area. Shows like new. 3141 HUNDSBEDT ROAD $229,900 6 bdrm home 3.1 acres 2 shops 20x24 fruit trees, private setting. Many upgrades. New furnace and oil tank. 328 RIVERVIEW CRES. $214,800 Dutch Lake subd., .38 ac lot. Open, spacious & upgraded. New flooring, soaker tub, wood stove. Outside entry office. Fenced & front has a circle paved driveway. 145 NORFOLK ROAD 108461 $209,000 - NEW 3 bdrm. w/oak cabinets, , lrg dining. Private deck & gardens. Near amenities. Lam. flooring & fresh paint. Mnt. view, motivated offering a cash back $2000 upon completion. 1210 Hern Road $185,000 Updated 4 bdrm on a.5 acre in Blackpool. New cabinets, laminate, windows & reno’d baths & lighting. Fenced w/47x12 workshop & garage.

424 Riverside Road $145,000 Located in Vavenby w/tons to offer. Solid home w/2bdrs up & 1 down, lrg family rm & great heating. Walking distance to the store and post office and has a view. 2354 Petrol Road $129,000 Lot w/mnt view, private w/little traffic. New shingles & paint. Open plan w/wood features, tile & lam. flooring. WStove. Lrg studio 9x23. Great for a young family. Garden space & boxes. Bareland strata $100/mnth. 169 Wood Road $129,900 Vavenby, close to amenities. Private yrd w/mntain view. Recent metal roof & vinyl siding. Updates incld countertops, laminate, paint, elect. & heating. Vendor is a Realtor. 352 Ruby Road &124,900 .5+ acre overlooking the NT River. Quiet area on CDS. 12x20 workshop, 24x30 2 bay RV storage & more. Great starter or retirement in Vavenby. 429 Wildwood Road $129,000 Centre of Clearwater. Upgrades: secondary metal roof, counters, sink, laminate, carpet & paint. Newer propane frun., has winter pkg. Grge, shed & part fenced. 1177 Traub Rd $99,900 Located in Blackpool w/view of the mountains. Lrg lot w/ log cabin,lrg gardens & lots of privacy. Covered home w/free standing metal roof. 68 Blanchard Road $80,000 Lrg lot. Metal roof over the home, deck & storage. Newer cabinets, counter & appl. Recent paint, laminate & HE wood stove. .41 acres. 289 Vavenby Bridge Road $60,000 Vavenby, this 4 bdrm home is close to amenities & recreation. Court Order: 46069, being sold “AS IS” and Schedule “A” applies. 5-851 Old N Thompson Hwy $49,000 NEW PRICE Well maintained newer mobile. 3 bdrms & a cozy kitchen, laundry & spacious back entrance. A small deck at the back allows for enjoying the summer evenings.


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457 Eden Rd $700,000 Land & building: leased to Dairy Queen - 2013 w/option to renew. Ideally loc. Hwy 5 near school & tourism. 13yrs old. Great invest prop. Franchise not incld. 257 Glen Road $379,000 - NEW PRICE Commercial mall & hall w/permit for 160 seating available. Commercial kitchen, storage & fenced yard. Presently has 2 tenants FT & 1 PT & 1 avail. Willing to discuss all options. 24 hrs notice 6176 Trout Creek Rd 142 acres, ranch, Mill, woodlot & 35 acres peat moss bog. Close to Wells Gray Park. 3 level dove tailed cedar log home to lock up & sm log home w/several cabins. Trout Creek (w/water license) & lake. Approx 35 head of cattle. CAN BE NEGOTIATED WITHOUT THE SAWMILL, WOULD BE REMOVED FROM PROPERTY

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


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