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CSS welding sign unveiled during assembly Keith McNeill “I can’t describe the level of pride I feel as I walk into the shop,” said Dylana Elliot. The Clearwater Secondary School student was speaking during an unveiling ceremony for a new sign for the welding program at the school. Nearly all the students in the school, plus staff and others from Thompson Rivers University and School District 73 involved in organizing the program, attended the unveiling assembly, which was held last Tuesday during lunch. Elliot said she had never even picked up a torch before joining the welding program but she was enjoying it and learning a lot. She encouraged more students to consider welding or another trade when making their career plans. The Level C welding course that she is taking in the trades trailer operated by TRU and SD73 is a good first step towards getting an apprenticeship in welding. Even if a person doesn’t end up as a welder, having a trade can help pay for an education in another field plus is something to fall back on, Elliot felt. “I was asked to speak because I’m the most mature student in the class,” Jay Butcher joked. The 2011 CSS graduate encouraged the younger students in the audience to consider taking advantage of the TRU/SD 73 trades trailer when it returns to Clearwater in September, 2013. “This program is helping me to get a better future for myself,” said Butcher. “I heard there is a great demand for welders and a chance to make good money.” CSS principal Alan Stel mentioned two other students among the 12 taking the welding program who have shown significant benefit from being involved. Before joining the welding

Students and program organizers gather around a sign identifying the welding trades program at Clearwater Secondary School recently unveiled. Pictured are (back l-r) Tricia Persad (CSS counselor), Sylvia Arduini (CRC), Madeleine DeVooght (Steelworkers Union), Dwayne Thiessen (Canfor), Greg Howard (SD73 trades principal), Kelvin Stelter (Kinder Morgan), Brent Buck (CSS teacher), Rick Hart (TRU instructor), Jim Zsednai (CSS teacher), Tanner Chambers (TRU welding student), Larry Dyck ( TRU manager), (front, l-r) Dane Flegel (TRU welding student), Brody Braaten (TRU welding student), Taylor Alain (TRU welding student), David Piper (TRU welding student), Brett Sunderman (TRU welding student), Ezra Persad (TRU welding student), Alex Butcher (TRU welding student), Dylana Elliot (TRU welding student), Ty Richardson (TRU welding student), Nat Butcher (TRU welding student) and RJ Danchuk (TRU welding student). More photos from the event appear on page A12 inside. Photo by Keith McNeill program both had among the worst records in the school for poor attendance. Since beginning the program in January, neither has missed a day of class. Stel noted that the trades trailer has been located in Clearwater

twice in the past four years and will return in little over a year. “This is a fantastic opportunity. There are no other programs like this for students,” said the principal. Stel said that, thanks to sponsorships, there is relatively little

cost to students to take part in the seven-month program. On hand to receive caps and certificates of appreciation were Dwayne Thiessen from Canfor, which contributed $1,000, Kelvin Stetler representing the Kinder Morgan Foundation, which also

contributed $1,000, and Madeline DeVooght for the Steelworkers Union, Clearwater Sub-local, which put in $200. All three sponsor representatives praised the program and encouraged the students to consider trades as a career.



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Canfor reports poor quarter in lumber market Times Staff It appears that Canfor isn’t out of the woods yet. On Thursday the corporation reported a net loss attributable to shareholders (“shareholder net loss”) of $16.2 million, or $0.11 per share, for the first quarter of 2012, compared to a shareholder net loss of $44.1 million, or $0.31 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2011 and shareholder net income of $7.0 million, or $0.05 per share, for the first quarter of 2011. Canfor’s president and CEO

Don Kayne said, “While it was encouraging to see improved lumber prices in North America in the first quarter, the effect of weak low grade prices in China offset some of these gains. With inventories in China returning to more normal levels, we are anticipating an improvement in low grade lumber prices to China in the second quarter.” Kayne added that progress continued to be made with respect to improving the Company’s cost performance. “We continue to see a trend of

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steadily improving productivity and unit conversion costs at our lumber operations, which reflects both our targeted strategic capital investments and a strong focus on continuous improvement,” he said. Lumber markets were mixed in

the first quarter of 2012, as a modest improvement in North American market conditions contrasted with a weaker market for lower grade products in China, where the effects of a significant inventory build ahead of the Lunar New Year and slower demand weighed heavily on prices through much of the quarter. U.S. housing activity saw a small increase, in part due to unseasonably mild weather, with housing starts for the quarter averaging 687,000 units (seasonally adjusted annual rate), up 3 percent from the previous quarter.


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6293 Clearwater Valley Rd $299,900 - NEW Overlooking Hemp Creek. Cedar sided 3 bdrm, 2 storey w/oak cupboards, lrg windows & new lam. flooring. Garage w/glass overhead door. 3km to Wells Gray Park. 9+ acres on the west side of the road to Wells Gray. 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 Rd $269,900 - 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 1031 Raft River Rd $239,900 - 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 Near 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 Rd $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 RD 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. 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. 129 Petrol Road $129,900 - NEW Mnt view, private yard. New shingles & is freshly painted. Open floor plan w/wood features, tile & laminate flooring. Lrg 9x23 studio. 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. 19-561 Ridge Road $99,000 - NEW Mobile home park on Dutch Lake. 2 yrs old, lived in for less than a year. Modern w/dark cupboards, 2 baths. Close to all amenities. 10x12 covered deck & 8x10 shed. 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.

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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.


Canadian housing starts also saw a modest increase from the previous quarter. Despite an increase in North American prices, overall lumber sales realizations were largely unchanged from the previous quarter due to lower offshore realizations, particularly for low-grade products. The average North American benchmark Western SPF 2x4 #2 and better price increased US$28, or 12 per cent, to US$266 per Mfbm, although increases for most other widths and dimensions were less marked.

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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. Avola Forest Service Rd 5 parcels totaling 350 acres, can be sold somewhat separately or together. Call Listing Realtor for more information.- NEW DL 3079Avola Forest Service Road - 22 acres on an island in the North Thompson river. Access over a narrow channel of Avola Forest Service Rd opposite side of the NT River from Hwy 5. Unique property is fully treed and it could be a fascinating property to hold.- NEW



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Community Forest continues to benefit community Keith McNeill Wells Gray Community Forest Corporation has a healthy bank balance and is in a position to continue helping worthy causes. That’s according to documents released during WGCFC’s annual public information forum at the Community Resource Center on April 12. As of Oct. 31, 2011, the community forest had about $770,000 in the bank and another $10,000 in accounts receivable. This compares with $390,000 in the bank one year earlier. Projections are the corporation will have about the same amount of cash on hand at the end of

this fiscal year, despite an active logging program and disbursing $200,000 to the community. Harvesting activities will target 25,000 cubic meters of wood, using all local contractors, creating 34 person-months of employment and with a direct economic value of over $1 million. WGCFC has awarded its 2012 silviculture contract to a local contractor. The spring program will plant 145,000 seedlings. Planning is underway to purchase 209,000 seedlings for the 2013 program. Other items in the community forest’s annual plan for the year include assembling an updated version of its five-year management plan. The present plan expires this

year. A public review period will be completed this spring and then the plan will be submitted to the Ministry. A group of UBC Forestry students are using the WGCFC landbase as a case study. The students will make recommendations for the five-year management plan and present a number of carbon management and biofuel scenarios. WGCFC’s forest stewardship plan also expires this year. A local contractor is assembling a replacement. A follow-up on a hydrological assessment done for Clearwater’s watershed will be completed soon. The report will highlight actions taken Members of First Clearwater Girl Guides ask local residents to secure their loads when taking garbage to Clearwater landfill. In front of them is the pile of trash they picked up near the road to the dump during Pitch-In Day on Saturday, April 21. Pictured are (l-r) leader Susan McFarland, Paige Weninger, Bay-lea Hedlund, Hannah Foisy and leader Jean Nelson.

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>OH[€Z/HWWLUPUN Age Friendly Survey The deadline date for the Age Friendly Survey has been extended to Friday May 11th, 2012. Make sure to fill out the Seniors Needs Assessment survey that is on the District website and in the District Newsletter that was mailed out to all households. Your participation is appreciated as it important to understand the needs of seniors in our community. Anyone who is a senior now or will be a senior in the future can fill out this survey. You can drop off your completed survey at the District of Clearwater, Safety Mart Foods, Wells Gray Home Hardware, Yellowhead Community Services, Evergreen Acres, and the Clearwater Library.

Household Hazardous Waste Round Up Saturday May 12th, 2012 is FREE Disposal Day of Hazardous Household Waste from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Rotary Sports Park. This is the perfect opportunity to clean up your property of any hazardous waste. Accepted items include: Antifreeze, mercury and mercury containing items, oil, oil filter & plastic container, cleaners, compact fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, expired fire extinguishers and more. Unwanted Electronic Waste will also be accepted for recycling including: TV’s, Desktop computers, Computer Peripherals, Fax machines, Non-celluar phones and answering machines, video systems. For a complete list of unwanted electronics that can be recycled, visit

Local Girl Guides (l-r) Paige Weninger, Hannah Foisy and Bay-lea Hedlund pick up trash near the road to the Clearwater landfill during Pitch-In Day on Saturday, April 21.

FREE Dump Day May 13th, 2012 is FREE Dump Day at the Clearwater landfill. On Free Dump Day residents may bring in up to $20 worth of waste for free. Regular tipping fees apply to waste over the $20 limit. This event is for residential customers only, regular tipping fees apply to commercial, business and municipal loads.

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Outreach program plans skateboard contest Clearwater has a skateboard park. Now it is having its first skateboard competition. Clearwater Carnage Youth SK8 Jam will be held this coming Saturday, May 5, as part of Youth Week celebrations, says Christine Parsons, organizer of the community outreach program at Clearwater Secondary School. There will be three age categories: 10 and under, 11 - 14, and Open (over 14). Helmets will be mandatory, she says. Three judges will evaluate the participants based on the tricks

The Ministry has chosen WGCFC as one of the pilot tenures for a one-cutting permit concept. A wood expansion committee will document the achievements of the local community forest over the last seven years. It will use that information to support a request that WGCFC’s landbase be enlarged to support a 50,000 cubic meter annual allowable cut (up from the present 20,000 with an uplift of 15,300 for pine salvage).

Water Conservation As a growing community it important to conserve water now, to ensure the water systems can adapt to future development. “Little changes around your house can make a big difference.” Water restrictions will be in effect on May 15th. Remember odd numbered houses water on odd numbered days and even numbered houses water on even numbered days.

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by the community forest during the development of pine beetle killed stands. WGCFC plans to provide support to Wells Gray Outdoor Club in adding a network of mountain bike trails within the existing Candle Creek ski trail network. The community forest recognizes the ecological importance of non-timber forest products and will include them in its strategic planning.

they perform. Entry is free and the competition will be open to all young people. Forms can be picked up at the CSS office. All participants under age 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent. The action will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Rotary Sport Park. Super zoomba on May 10 Also coming up is a superzoomba class to help celebrate Move For Health Day on May 10, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The goal will be to put together the largest zoomba class possible, Parson says. Location will be

Rotary Sports Park in the parking lot. Prizes will be handed out and there will be healthy snacks for participants. The event is being sponsored by the BC Recreation and Parks Association as well as by Healthy Families BC. The exercises will be light and simple, so even those who are not in good physical shape or experienced in the Latin dance exercise craze can have fun, Parson promises. Move for Health Day is an international event created in 2002 by the World Health Organization to promote physical activity.

Reminder to residents Please be sure to let the District of Clearwater office know your change of address. You can either come to the office, phone 250.674.3530 or email to notify staff of your new address. Competition on site plan for Dutch Lake Park The District will be running a competition to create a conceptual site plan for the District’s property at Dutch Lake. There will be a Youth and Adult category. Please note: this competition will be launched at the May Day Celebrations and full details and maps will be available from the office or at that time. Upcoming Events May 6th – Hospital Auxiliary Garden Party Fundraiser May 1-7, 2012 - Youth Week May 12th Household Hazardous Waste Round up/ May13th, 2012 -/“Free” Dump Day at Clearwater Landfill Upcoming Meetings of Council May 1st, 2012 – Parks and Recreation Committee meeting – 5:00pm May 1st, 2012 – Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm May 15th, 2012 – Economic Development Committee meeting – 5:00pm May 15th, 2012 – Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm

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“ Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this: that you are dreadfully like other people. - James Russell Lowell, editor and writer editorial by keith mcNeill

Readership numbers difficult to predict

Hospital Auxiliary celebrates May 10 Editor, The Times: The Province of British Columbia celebrates Auxiliary Day every year on May 10. Your local Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteers will be out in full force beside your local Safety Mart store promoting our day. We will be happy to introduce ourselves and we will be offering free cupcakes and/or muffins to the public!

So what is a volunteer? According to Webster’s a volunteer is a person who carries out work voluntarily; and if you look under “voluntary” it says, acting by choice; willingly; brought about by free will, without remuneration. It is a day that we, the volunteers, express our thanks to all our community sources, businesses and individuals who

have given their support and time to the Auxiliary for all our fundraising events held during the year. Please stop by and say hello to your Auxiliary members anytime from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. We will have lots of cupcakes and muffins to hand out.

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TNRD Director gives eEdition failing grade Editor, The Times: My first impressions of the new eEditions are ... it sucks! Using Xplornet it takes time to load pages. Adobe pages take even longer. Three consecutive crashes with the reader when going from page 16 to 17, I give up at this point.

The page navigation on the Adobe reader also takes some getting used to as it works in a reverse manner to normal mouse function. Not sure how this will work for the mobile issue as I have not yet tried that. Perhaps the system

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works better for those that have high speed but that’s not readily available in the rural areas. One of the reasons for reading the paper online is delivery times for rural folks. Our paper arrives in the mail at 11 a.m. when I am already very busy with my day. I used to enjoy my Monday morning read online. The register system seems overly complicated as well. Yes it works but has way more steps than almost every site I have ever registered at. So, first impressions are to give the new service a failing grade.

We had a local businessperson inquire recently about how many people read the Times. That has never been an easy number to figure out, and with the coming of the Internet it’s become even more difficult. According to Canadian Community Newspaper Association our Verified Circulation is 1,117. You can look up the number at www.newspaperscanada. ca/database/member/718. Verified Circulation includes our subscriptions, newsstand sales, etc. There is a long list of rules that we follow in figuring it out. You can see them at It is important to notice that circulation is not the same as readership, because each newspaper likely gets read by several people. According to BC Stats, there are 1,235 families in Local Health Area 26 (Clearwater, Area A and Area B) plus 625 individuals living on their own, for a total of 1,860 households. (go to www.bcstats. SocioEconomicProfilesIndices/Profiles.aspx, select region type Local Health Area and click on 26). That means our Verified Circulation is about (1,117/1,860 =) 60 per cent of the total number of households in our readership area. That isn’t bad, especially when you consider how much a subscription costs (and many newspapers wish they did as well). However, it used to be close to 80 per cent before the days of the Internet.

Where have those missing readers gone? We get up to nearly 500 unique visitors to our website each Monday. For example, on April 16 we had 488 unique visitors, according to Google Analytics. That number tapers off to 100 - 200 per day by Thursday and Friday. It’s broken down by day so we don’t know how many are repeats or how many unique visitors we get over the week. It would be interesting to know how many of those online readers are subscribers who read the newspaper online as well as in print, how many are local residents who read it online instead of buying the newspaper, and how many live elsewhere and read it online because a subscription would not be affordable. Recently we announced that people would need a subscription to read the local content at www. The changeover was to happen last Monday but seems to have hit a glitch. The technical people are working on it and possibly by the time you are reading this it will have been fixed. The Times has always been a paid subscription newspaper for Clearwater and area residents. We believe that makes for a better newspaper. If people are going to pay money for what we produce, then we had better be sure that they get something worthwhile. Times are changing and the Times is changing with them. We value all feedback, positive and negative, as we move ahead.

Writer thanks and accepts forgiveness Editor, The Times:

In response to “The Quality of Mercy” (April 23 issue), after reading Wes Morton’s little paragraph I have come to realize that he must have fallen and banged his head. Now he thinks that he is the Dalai Lama of Blackpool! I’d like to start by thanking him for forgiving me and I accept his forgiveness. However, there are a few statements that I must clear up. (1) Forgive Stephen Harper for his non-democratic tendencies. I always thought that NDP stood for New Democratic Party. Apparently it means NON Democratic Party. Thank you for that input, Wes! (2) Forgive Christy Clark for

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Morton would like to see the NDP form the next provincial government, which would really be ironic because that would mean our next premier would be Mr. Dix. Then we’ll all see what wrong-headed political thinking is all about. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate Clearwater’s mayor and council for their decision of looking into the possibility of grants for cleaning up Dutch Lake. I’d like to mention that that very topic was brought up in a previous letter to the editor, in a roundabout sort of way!

Jim Lamberton Blackpool, B.C.

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her Gordon Campbell imitation. Rumor has it that after the next election, Christy Clark will be roommates with Kim Campbell in California. Apparently that’s where the Canadian governments send their sacrificial lambs, eh! (3)Forgive the traffic circle opponents for their lack of vision. If you hadn’t banged your head you probably would be able to distinguish the difference between lack of vision and the use of forethought! (4) Last but not least, forgive the coffee buddies for their wrong-headed political thinking. When I read that statement, I didn’t see red but I sure saw a lot of orange! I realize Mr.

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Question of the Week


Do you think extending Clearwater's sewer system to Dutch Lake would be a good idea?

Doug Fenwick:

George Neufeld:

Absolutely. What we've got to do is upgrade the whole system. Get rid of all the old septic tanks.

I don't live here but I would say yes. It would probably be better for the environment and you wouldn't have to worry about septic tanks and drain Àelds.

Trish Chambers (with Missy and Daisy): Yes, septic tanks are not dependable. Having a sewer is better than having it go into your land.

Percy Shymkiw: I guess so. We'll have to get a sewer system sooner or later

Franz Schwarz (Vavenby): Sure, if you wait another two or three years things are just going to cost more. Also, less runoff is better for the ecosystem.

Newcomers gain strength from friends and neighbours Editor, The Times:

In the summer of 2000 my family was in search of a new home. My husband had retired and we wanted to leave Victoria and find a small community with four seasons. Clearwater was our first stop and we never left. We had borrowed a friend’s camperized van to tour the province. It turns out that was not necessary. We listened to people talking at the grocery store, the Flour Meadow Bakery and in other local businesses. We really felt there was a caring community here. That was confirmed when we blew a rad hose on the van. Johnny and Rose, then with Mohawk service station, came to our rescue. Johnny showed us where to get a

hose and when Steve came back with it Johnny said, “I’ll fix it for you.” He did just that and he wouldn’t take a cent for doing the work. I said to him at the time, “If we move here you will always have my business.” We did move here. We wanted a warm and caring community that would embrace our daughter, Hailey, and support her in her goals. Also we wanted to have a place for my mom and dad where they felt safe and secure. All of these things happened for us and more. As our involvement in the community deepened, our friendships blossomed. Last year was very difficult for us; I had colon cancer and then our family lost my brother and sister.

They passed within three months of each other. My hospice family, friends, neighbors and quilting buddies really helped us then and now again. Through our recent struggles with Steve’s health our friends came together. Karen Straub and Mary Stewart organized a work bee at our home recently. I’m sure there were 40 people working - some raking the yard, four chainsaws cutting up wood, two wood splitters, five wheelbarrows, a tractor with a bucket, two ATVs with trailers moving wood, stacking of wood, dead trees being taken down, trees being pruned, burn piles being manned safely, patio furniture being

Bouquet of wild flowers for organizers Editor, The Times:

Re: Farmers marketers It is with deep appreciation that I extend a hand of thanks and appreciation to the members of the Farmers Market group, the vendors and the guests who choose to attend the Seedy Saturday 2012. People like Suzanne Wood, Anne Baker, Suzanne Gravelle, Abby Bates, Abigail Rutley, Dorothy Schulte and many others are all instrumental in making this yearly event and the regular Farmers Market happen. These

folks work to prepare for the event (s) and stay until the chairs are stacked and the floors are cleaned. They are to be commended. At Seedy Saturday, members of the North Thompson Garden Club provided great comfort food. Vendors from far field and near at hand brought a variety of options for our gardens and conversations both in the garden and around the kitchen table. Information sharing is paramount. Many learned great information from master gardener Sharon Neufeld in the hour prior

to door’s opening about the topic of seed saving. We have much to learn yet! The first of the season’s regular Farmers Markets and the beginning of the Elks’ breakfast social gatherings are just around the corner. May is a busy month, but I sure hope we can meet at the market and continue to share our collective story. Good Gardening and Farming everyone.

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brought out, a ditch being filled in, a new well cover, it went on and on. Everyone worked so hard; there were many laughs and quite a few tears. Some people brought food and my friends at Hospice that I work with brought a ton of sandwiches and goodies. It’s hard to know where or how to say thank you. To our friends, our neighbors, and some people we hardly know we want to say that

today you helped in so many ways, work of course, but maybe more importantly you helped us to know we are not alone, we are cared about and supported. We have a long rough road ahead of us but with all your strength we will in turn be stronger. We are so grateful that we chose Clearwater as our home; there is no place we would rather be. Thank you so very much.

Steve Graham and Deb Coldwell Clearwater, B.C.

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YEARS AGO: A special supplement commemorated the decision to rebuild Camp Two sawmill. It had been rebuilt over the previous year. Landowners interested in being included in the Clearwater Improvement District were signing petitions. Suggested boundaries were from Raft River to Trans Mountain pumping station. Population was estimated at 2,000. Clearwater Secondary School students presented their musical rendition of the Wizard of Oz in Blue River. Doctor Zhivago was showing at the Paramount Theatre in Kamloops. Lloyd Strickland was holding Church of Christ services in Clearwater, Vavenby, Little Fort, Upper Clearwater and Blackpool.


YEARS AGO: Two service stations opened in Clearwater. Small’s Shell Service re-opened in its old location following a

disastrous fire less than two months earlier. Don’s Wildwood Esso opened near the Wildwood Motel. It was owned and operated by Don Campbell. Little Fort pioneers Charlie and Pearl Cleaveley celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, believed to be a first for any of the North Thompson pioneers.


YEARS AGO: Upper Clearwater mail-carrier Charlie Ludtke retired after 27 years. He had never missed a trip since he started in 1950. About 75 people toured the Evergreen Acres seniors’ home. Official opening was to be May 14.


YEARS AGO: Provincial magistrates reversed a decision not to hold court in Clearwater during the summer. Three air conditioners would be used to reduce the heat. B.C. Building Corporation was looking for a more suitable building. More than 40 people

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BACK IN TIME attended a sod-turning ceremony for the New Life Assembly Church on Kershaw Road. Herman Kriese donated two acres of property for the building.


YEARS AGO: Claude Richmond, Minister of Social Services and Housing, announced that Candle Creek and Greer were being included in the Clearwater Improvement District boundaries.


YEARS AGO: Wells Gray Park zone manager Earl Sinclair was transferred to Kamloops in an experiment to centralize administration. Two area supervisors and a secretary remained at the office in North

Thompson Park. Winners of the Safety Mart Easter coloring contest were Mary Theresa Couturier, Tanya Mann, Troilene Lebsack and Navaiz Chaudry, Gurpreet Chuti, Amy Zioro and Jahel Radmacher. Over 100 snowmobilers from the North Thompson and elsewhere took part in an annual trip to the Trophy Mountains.


YEARS AGO: North Thompson Aquatic Society members planned a feasibility survey for a public swimming pool. A whopping 128 children from aged five to 14 registered for Clearwater Youth Soccer’s spring season, up from 95 the year before, reported treasurer Kim Lougheed.


YEARS AGO: MLA Kevin Krueger faced off against health care worker Wendy McCarter as she advocated for seniors affected by government cutbacks during a building committee partnership meeting held in Clearwater. McCarter challenged Krueger to accompany her for one workday. Krueger referred to B.C. as a “have not” province, facing too high taxation and too many regulations over the previous decade. “Change is necessary,” Krueger said.


YEARS AGO: About 30 people gathered at the community hall in Blue River to hear of health care changes coming

for the outpost hospital. Causing greatest concern was the announcement of no after hours service. Mary Jim of Little Fort Herefords took Reserve Grand Champion Hereford honors with her bull at the 70th Annual Williams Lake Bull Sale.


YEAR AGO: Yellowhead Community Services took over administration and management of the Community Resource Center of the North Thompson. “We are very excited with the outcome of our discussions with YCS, which will bring financial stability and long term sustainability to the center,” said CRC chairperson Ron Hadley. Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency was making $50,000 available to assist groups and individuals to take part in a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Harper Creek copper, gold and silver mine.

Clearwater and area’s best asset is Clearwater and area, according to Don Manson. “It’s the whole package. You’ve got to think of Clearwater as the hub of the North Thompson Valley and think of the North Thompson Valley as one economic unit,” he said. The UNBC researcher was working on a community economic development plan. A public meeting discussed the final draft of District of Clearwater’s new official community plan. “If we missed anything, let us know,” said Felice Mazzoni, Focus Corporation consultant. Forest fuel reduction programs organized by District of Clearwater brought $2.4 million into the community and resulted in 31.4 personmonths of employment over the previous two years, corporate administrator Leslie Groulx reported. Domtar accepted 23 B-trains of wood waste but much of the rest was burned, said consultant Wes Bieber.

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support students with special needs by hiring additional teachers and teaching assistants, providing additional teaching time, and funding professional development and training to help teachers address the complex needs in their classrooms. The BC Education Plan Fund is targeted to programs to support

struggling readers so that students receive the interventions and support they need to develop strong reading skills, which is the critical foundation to success in school. The B.C. government is doubling the LIF from $30 million to $60 million for the coming school year. The increase is due to

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Health Connections bus available Kamloops to Vancouver Margaret Houben Many of us know that there is a Northern Health Connections bus on Thursdays from Valemount through Blue River, Clearwater and Barriere to Kamloops, but did you know there also is a bus from Kamloops to Vancouver? For the Kamloops to Vancouver run, which is on Tuesdays, the Northern Health Connections bus actually starts from Prince George at 8 a.m., stopping in Quesnel at 9:45 a.m., Williams Lake at 11:05 a.m., Lac La Hache at 12 noon, 100 Mile House at 12:30 p.m., Cache Creek at 1:30 p.m., Kamloops (at Royal Inland Hospital), at 3:35 p.m., Chilliwack (at the Husky), at 6:15 p.m., Abbotsford at 7:15 p.m., and finally arrives in Vancouver (at the Quality Inn) at 8:30 p.m. Then on Thursdays, it reverses, starting at the Quality Inn in Vancouver at 8 a.m., and arriving in Kamloops at the Royal Inland Hospital at 1 p.m., and back to Prince George by 8:30 p.m. Stops are made to pick up and drop off passengers along the way, as well as periodic rest stops and meal breaks. Passengers traveling on NH Connections will be charged a nominal fee. Fees are based on the number of zones traveled in each direction. Return fares range from $20 for short trips to $80 for the longest trips (the actual cost of travel is 80 - 90 per

cent subsidized by Northern Health). There are no taxes or fees on any NH Connections fares. For instance, the charge from Kamloops to Vancouver is $20 one-way, or $40 round trip. There are several things you need to be aware of, if your physician has referred you for medical services outside your home community. • When your appointment is being made, make sure the MOA or booking clerk knows you want to take NH Connections, and that your appointment needs to be on a particular weekday. Once the appointment has been made make sure to record all information about where and when to go. • Only after you have arranged your medical appointment should you book your seat on NH Connections. • Call the reservation line at 1-888-647-4997 to book your seat. Please have all relevant information ready. This includes: your name, address, phone number, emergency contact number, Care Card number and information on the appointment you are attending (name of health care professional, date and time of the appointment, contact phone number). If a companion is traveling with you, please book his or her seat at the same time. • Once you have reserved your seat you will be provided with information on where and when you will be picked up and the cost of your ticket.

• On the bus you will be asked to complete an Appointment Verification Form with most of the same basic information you provided when you spoke to the booking agent. You will need to take this form with you to your medical appointment. NH Connections is only for patients who need health care services outside of their home community. As a result Northern Health needs to confirm that patients attended their appointments and that people are using the service appropriately. If you need transportation for any other reason, commercial transportation services are available. • After attending your appointment, please have the form signed and stamped at the medical office by the doctor or the MOA (one copy of the signed form is retained at the medical office). When you board the bus for the return trip, provide the original, signed form to the driver, who will retain the original copy of the form. The driver collects copies from all patients on behalf of NH Connections. The third copy is for your records. Please note that these instructions can also be found on the reverse side of the form. Yellowhead Community Services also operates a social bus from Vavenby to Kamloops on Thursdays. No medical appointment is necessary to use this service, which costs $15 return from Vavenby and Clearwater, and $10 from Little Fort on.

Immunizations protect your world from the spread of disease Joanne Smrek Immunizations save lives and prevent illness by protecting individuals and communities from the spread of disease. As more people are immunized, the disease risk for everyone is reduced. National Immunization Awareness Week runs from April 21-28, 2012 and is a great time to make sure that you and your loved ones are up to date with all the recommended vaccines. It’s

free and easy to get all routine immunizations. Just call your local health centre to book an appointment. Some doctors and pharmacists may also provide some immunizations. Vaccines are effective and safe. Vaccines trick your body into thinking that a disease is attacking it. Your body responds by making antibodies specific to the vaccine you received. These antibodies stay in your body and protect you from the disease if you are exposed to it in

the future. It is much safer to get a vaccine than to get the disease. Most vaccine side effects, such as pain and swelling where the immunization was given, are mild and go away within a few days. The risks associated with vaccines are far fewer and less severe than those associated with the actual disease. Not everyone can be immunized and not all who are immunized will respond adequately to the vaccine. This may be due

to a variety of reasons including age and medical conditions. This is why it is very important for everyone who can be vaccinated to do so. This helps to build a circle of protection around those who need it. For more information talk to a public health nurse or your family doctor. Immunization information and a list of public health offices are available on our website http://www. Public Health

Arts council launch planter projects Margot Venema Members of the North Thompson Arts Council are launching the Planter Project. Individuals, groups, or organizations are invited to sponsor a planter for $100. The sponsor’s name will be written on an engraved plaque, which will be affixed to the planter. The planters will be placed around town so everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the art. On Saturday, May 19, local artists and community members will be painting these locally built planters at the Clearwater Resource Centre. On Saturday, May 26, gardeners of all ages - no prior experience required - will be planting the planters with edible plants. Everyone is welcome.

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Blackpool Community Hall dedicates room to Mel gave it to him for a birthday present. The community helped Mel celebrate his birthday during the coffee house at the Blackpool Hall on April 14. There were two cakes with candles, the whole crowd sang “Happy Birthday” and there was even a speech from a local politician. But the highlight was ‘the present’. The back room, with its white pine walls, beautifully finished hardwood floors and dart boards, will forever be known as “Mel’s Room”. A large handmade plaque hangs from the post at the entrance to the room as a reminder of one man’s dedication to the project.

It is hard to recognize just one person out of the many who have contributed. Countless hours of For a long time it seems like labour on the building are added it’s been nothing but work, but to the countless more hours of Saturday night, April 14, was a fundraising required to generate the time for celebrating. As some of thousands of dollars raised by the the renovations at the Blackpool hall committee for this project. But Hall are coming to completion, that says even more about Mel’s it was time to honour one of the contribution. hall’s most active volunteers. Donations of labour, materiMel Sasek has been workals and money takes one back to ing diligently on this project. He the days when the building was installed all of the flooring in the originally constructed - in the same hallway and back room. In fact, he manner. But new water systems, renovated everything in the back kitchen renovations and appliances, room except the ceiling (which metal roofing materials and instalwas contracted). So the hall comlations and furnaces cost more than mittee - mm, well, uh - sort of what even the most active community group can raise. Well over $106,000 in funds have come from gas tax A New Beginning to Carefree Living grants, the North Thompson Communities Foundation and Area A director Tim Pennell’s MANUFACTURED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT discretionary funds. Residents Turn key & move in of the Blackpool fire protection area approved a referStarting at $149,000 Pursuing Strata endum in 2008 that provides Visit our website $10,000 annually in operating Itec Enterprises funds. Further grant applica250-587-6151 tions are in the works to com-

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(L) Mel Sasek is honored by Hans Krauseneck and TNRD Area A director Tim Pennell during a coffee house at Blackpool Hall on Saturday, April 14. Sasek has put in a lion’s share of the work on the Blackpool Hall. The back section of the hall is now called “Mel’s Room” as a reminder of his dedication and perseverance. Photo by Grant Gale plete the stage and purchase a new sound system among other projects left to do. It is bringing people back to the community hall; it’s all about developing community. To see this

for yourself, just show up at a coffee house on the second Saturday of every month and travel a little ways back in time to when a community got together. It’s always a celebration.

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The Vavenby Primary School’s Parents’ Advisory Committee (PAC) raised money to send the students on a field trip to the Aveley Sheep Ranch on April 19. Teacher Julie Boyse, custodian and noon hour supervisor Val Bellows, and parents Dawn Anderson and Tyler Busse with his niece Austin Busse went too. June Moilliet was the tour guide and Val Gerber helped the students bottle-feed the orphan lambs. It was sunny periodically so the children were given little wooden boats to have races with. There was free delicious coffee for the adults.

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All the children had a wonderful time. Some enjoyed feeding the orphan lambs most, some the hayride, some the boat races, but most enjoyed the whole trip most. The school thanks the PAC for sending them on the trip. They also thank June Moilliet for giving the school a copy of the children’s book that she wrote called Jingles’

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Jobs, Growth and Long Term Prosperity Act introduced Ottawa - Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo and member of the Standing Committee on Finance was pleased to see the introduction of Bill C-38, the Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act recently in Parliament. “This bill will legislate key elements of the Economic Action Plan 2012 that was introduced last month,” said McLeod. “These measures will support the economy now and over the long term, while keeping taxes low and returning to a balanced budget.” One key change that was highlighted by Minister Flaherty last week was the introduction of measures to enhance the oversight framework for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Changes include new authorities for the Superintendent of Financial Institutions to review and monitor the safety and soundness of CMHC’s commercial activities. “CMHC’s commercial activities, particularly its mortgage insurance and securitization programs, play an important role in the housing market and the financial system,” stated McLeod. “Today’s changes will contribute to improving governance and oversight of mortgage lending practices in Canada.” Highlights of the Jobs, Growth and Longterm Prosperity Act help to bolster Canada’s economic strengths and address the important challenges confronting the economy over the long term by: Improving Conditions for Business Investment * Extending the temporary 15-per-cent Mineral Exploration

MP Cathy McLeod Tax Credit for flowthrough share investors for an additional year to support junior mineral exploration. * Increasing travellers’ exemptions to modernize existing rules and facilitate border processes for Canadians bringing goods home from abroad. * Eliminating foreign investment restrictions for certain telecommunications companies. Investing in Training, Infrastructure and Opportunity * Making Employment Insurance (EI) a more efficient program that is focused on job creation and opportunities by removing disincentives to work and supporting unemployed Canadians. * Ensuring stable, predictable EI premium rates by limiting premium rate increases to five cents each year until the EI Operating Account is in balance, and then moving to a seven-year break-even rate. * Helping build a fast and flexible economic immigration system to meet Canada’s labour market needs by reducing the backlog in the Federal Skilled Worker Program, returning applications and refunding fees to those who applied prior to Feb. 27, 2008. Supporting Families and Communities * Helping Canadians with severe disabilities and their families

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to provinces and territories in support of health care, education and other programs and services. * Gradually increasing from 65 to 67 the age of eligibility for Old Age Security (OAS) and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) starting in April 2023, and also allowing for the voluntary deferral of the basic OAS for up to five years starting on July 1, 2013adjusted higher OAS.

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Talking butterflies: The flight of the Monarch Margot Venema On Sunday, April 22, at the Elks’ Hall, Clearwater kids celebrated Earth Day with an event called Flight of the Monarch Butterfly. The children started by coloring in a butterfly drawing and then cutting it out. This colorful paper butterfly was then pinned on clothes or put in their hair. After a nice lunch with various homemade soups, quesadilla’s, and goodies, Sharon Neufeld and Cheryl Thomas spoke about their magical visit to the El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary near Toluca in Mexico. El Rosario is one of three butterfly sanctuaries in Mexico. “There are so many butterflies that when they fly up it sounds like a waterfall, which is why it is called the rain of the butterflies,” said Cheryl Thomas. After their foreword, Sharon and Cheryl introduced Helen Knight, who has studied butterflies and insects, to talk more

down the bank and watch the catabout the monarch butterfly. erpillars grow,” she told the audi“Monarch butterflies are very ence. As they grow bigger they specific in regards to the plants they feed on,” Knight said. “They grow out of their skin and change it. This happens at least four times need milkweed to survive.” Milkweed gives them a natural before one day the caterpillar attaches himself to the midrib of protection for predators because the milkweed leaf and changes it has a poison that makes the into a chrysalis. monarch butterflies not palatable, “All butterflies have chrysawhich means that when the birds lises but the monarch butterfly has eat these butterflies they will vomit and leave them alone. Milkweed is not common in our region and for that reason Knight did not think monarch butterflies lived in Kamloops until, one day in the summer before she moved to Clearwater, she saw one monarch butterfly on the side of the road. Butterfly box belonging to Helen Knight

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“I went on a little tour because if there are monarch butterflies, there must be milkweed,” Knight said. Two blocks from her Kamloops home she found a patch of it along with six monarch caterpillars. “For the next three weeks every day I would go

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the most beautiful one,” Helen said. One day, one of the milkweed leaves that had a caterpillar in his chrysalis attached to it had broken off and fallen on the ground and she was able to take it home. She had the honor of watching the caterpillar evolve into a butterfly and split out of the chrysalis. When the butterfly comes out of its chrysalis it has an out of proportion abdomen and small wings. The body of the butterfly will then start the process of filling out its wings. This is done with the fluid that is held in the

Helen Knight talks about monarch butterflies during an Earth Day event at the Elks' Hall on April 22. Photos by Margot Venema abdomen. When the size of the abdomen normalizes and the wings have filled out the butterfly is ready to fly away. “This butterfly would have migrated south and overwintered in Monterey,” Helen said. Interestingly, monarch butterflies migrate. The monarch butterflies will only go as north as where milkweed grows. When it warms up the butterflies wake up,

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they fly north, find a mate, mate, then find milkweed, lay their eggs, and die. Yet, towards the middle of July the last generation doesn’t mature sexually. Instead they travel south so they will stay alive and overwinter in Mexico. With this Helen Knight concluded her talk and the audience had a last opportunity to admire her boxes filled with butterflies that she has collected over the years.

Annual General Meeting Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 11am. in the Hospice ofÄce, 257D Glen Road, Clearwater, BC. rear of Royal Canadian Legion Building

carcinogen and fewer still have taken the relatively inexpensive steps to radon-proof their homes. These were the conclusions of the recently completed The Radon Challenge study, undertaken by HPC, a not-for-profit committed to improving housing and housing-related services across Canada. "Homeowners have the ability to protect their families from radon with affordable solutions, but they can't take action if they're not aware," stated Michael Lio, executive director of HPC. Mr. Lio continued, "Radon gas test kits are commonly available at Canadian hardware stores and in most cases cost less than $50. Testing your home is the first step in protecting your family's health." In 2007, Health Canada lowered the recommended guideline for indoor radon levels by 75 per cent to 200 Bq/m3. Five years later, Canadians are still largely unaware of this harmful gas. Michael Lio says, "We need a national strategy. Health Canada must take the lead by bringing all stakeholders together to coordinate activities." What is clear from the Homeowner Protection Centre's study is that the time to act is now. Waiting harms Canadians. Radon induced lung cancers continue to take lives. For more information, visit:

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Multiple roadblocks On Friday, April 20, Clearwater RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services strategically created multiple traffic roadblocks in response to two large parties held in celebration of “Four-Twenty” in the Clearwater area. During the road stops, police seized several large amounts of beer and liquor. Police also served a notice of prohibition, an appearance notice for driving while suspended and a violation ticket for no insurance. Loud party Also on Friday, April 20, Clearwater RCMP received numerous complaints of a loud party occurring somewhere east of Blackpool. Police investigated and located a party along Dunn Lake road that was equipped with a very large sound system of the kind used for outdoor events. Police monitored the party for several hours and found resistance when asking the partygoers to turn the music down. Eventually police entered the property and had the guests turn down their music. Clearwater does not have a noise bylaw. A11









1-800-222-TIPS Clearwater RCMP Report However, Clearwater H Cl t RCMP are now pursuing i criminal charges. Studded tires and windshields Clearwater RCMP remind drivers to remove studded tires from their vehicles by April 30. Starting May 1 Clearwater RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services will be stopping drivers for cracked windshields. Police will be giving out tickets and fines for both of these violations. Night cycling Clearwater RCMP would like to remind the public that, if you choose to ride your bicycle at night, to please wear reflective gear so that motorist are able to see you.

Stop smoking with the Surgeon General’s most recommended method Are you tired of burning up your money? Are you noticing the effects of smoking on your health? This may be the day that you never have to make a resolution to stop smoking again. Canada’s most well known touring hypnotist is coming to Clearwater with his famous stop smoking with hypnosis seminar. The 2 1/2 hour seminar will be held at the Wells Gray Inn on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. Romane proudly says, “No one in the world has helped as many Canadians to stop smoking as I have. “ He has been hypnotizing Canadians and others for almost half a century. When asked why his method is so successful, he said that he uses the “multiple method” approach. According to research by the US Surgeon General, the “multiple method” approach was said to have the highest success rate. Romane has researched over 1,000

stop smoking programs himself, spent thousands of dollars on the programs, and has done surveys with thousands of his seminar attendees to find out what works best. Combining all the most successful methods, he states that his approach is successful because it uses a “buckshot approach rather than a rifle shot”

Romane has now decided to slow down his touring, so this is his final major tour. He quotes W. Hall: “Take care of your health; you have no right to neglect it, and thus become a burden to yourself, and perhaps to others.” Hypnosis is widely used in medicine, psychology, dentistry, and many other areas. Dr. Jack Gibson, a surgeon at Naas Hospital in Ireland, preformed over 4,000 operations using only hypnosis as an anesthetic. Hypnosis has been practiced for

over 200 years and is now used extensively by Russian and Swedish athletes for maximum performance. If you want to add years to your life and life to your years, you can save substantially on limited advance tickets at Wells Gray Inn, online at TicketWeb. ca or charge by phone 1-888-222-6608. Discount tickets are $79, plus tax and ticket seller fee in advance, or $115 at the door. For more information, see www.vanceromane. com.

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Romane to help virtually anyone. His seminar also assists smokers to not only stop smoking, but to easily manage stress, build self-esteem, and even control weight gain after stopping smoking.

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Yellowhead Community Services (YCS) is gathering information about women and girls who have experienced violence of any kind with the goal of finding ways of decreasing violence against females. If you are willing to participate in our venture, please fill out one of our questionnaires. We are also looking for women or girls who would be willing to participate in a Panel of Women where you would have the opportunity to help make changes to the way the community deals with the issue of violence against women. You can pick up a copy of the questionnaire in Clearwater at the Community Resource Centre located next to the Raft River School or the front desk of YCS. In Barriere, you can pick up a copy at the YCS office on Barriere Town Road. Simply ask the receptionist in any of these offices for a copy of “Wendy’s Questionnaire”, fill out the information and then return it (in the envelope provided) to any of the offices. You can also e-mail me for a copy of the questionnaire, fill it out and e-mail it back to me. If you wish to share your information anonymously, you can do so by not filling in your name and contact info. However, if you would be willing to participate in the Panel of Women, we will need your name and contact info but they will be held in strictest confidence. Only the other panel members will know who you are. The information provided by the questionnaires will be used to create a community plan but all names and identifying information will not be used. For more information, please e-mail or call 250.674.3530 and ask for Wendy.

Councilor serves up hot dogs Ethel Robinson receives a hot dog from District of Clearwater councilor Ken Kjenstad after participating in the annual Pitch-In event on Saturday, April 21. Over 80 people helped clean up the community during the day. Photo by Keith McNeill

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Evidently 46% of people do work while on their holidays. But what is even worse, is that only 35% of people plan to take a holiday longer than an extended weekend. This is down from 47% just two years ago. It’s important for our mental and physical health to take a complete break from our jobs on a regular basis. Cranberries contain compounds which prevent bacteria from attaching to the line of the urinary tract. Cranberry juice does reduce the risk of recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs). If you are troubled by these infections, try a daily glass of cranberry juice. It just might help. If all else fails, low-dose antibiotics do work for prevention of UTIs. Everyone is aware of the dangers of sun overexposure and also aware that sunscreens and ‘covering up’ do protect the skin. This message is slowly getting through to teenagers as well. Melanoma, a type of skin cancer, can affect young people. Many agree that the term ‘healthy tan’ is an oxymoron. This summer, be aware of the dangers of sun and use your sunscreen. Parkinson’s disease is not a normal part of aging, but as we get older, our chances of getting Parkinson’s increases. The average age of diagnosis is 60. Over 100,000 Canadians are battling Parkinson’s today. The cause is unknown, but research on genetic and environmental causes are being studied. The drugs to treat Parkinson’s, although not perfect, do help the symptoms. Our pharmacists are always keeping in touch with the latest research on this disease.



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Retired CSS teacher Jim Zsednai is credited by many with the strong trades program at the school.

(L-r) Clearwater Secondary School students Jo Akers and Chad Bond check out a demonstration by instructor Rick Hart and welding student Taylor Alain during an open house held at the trades trailer behind CSS on Tuesday. The open house was held following the unveiling of a sign for the trades program reported on in an article on page one.

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TRU transitions manager Larry Dyck makes his point.

Welding students Dylana Elliot (center right) and Nat Butcher (right) serve out cake after addressing the student body at CSS during an unveiling assembly for a sign for the school's trades program. All photos by Keith McNeill

Grad class hosts spaghetti dinner Right: Joey Pastorek pages quickly through his book as he models what a well-dressed college student should wear. He was taking part in an informal fashion show held as part of a spaghetti dinner held Thursday evening to raise money for this year's graduation events.

Below: School trustee and Mayor John Harwood joins the line to get his dinner during the event.

Alex Brown (l) and Dana Korroll show off their team jerseys during the fashion show at the grads' spaghetti dinner. All photos by Keith McNeill

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Right: Darryl Huff uses a chainsaw to buck up a dead pine tree as he helps clean up near Clearwater airstrip. Helicopters base out of the airstrip during fire season and a blaze there could cause great damage, fire officials say - especially at night, when the choppers could not fly away.

A large capacity chipper spews chips as it processes logging slash next to Clearwater River Road last week. Firewood-cutters apparently left the slash last fall, creating a fire hazard for neighboring homes. Clearwater Fire Department is considering a practice burn to help eliminate some of the slash in the near future.

Cleaning up a fire hazard by the airstrip Left: Jenna Ormondy loads logging slash from next to Clearwater River Road by the airstrip into a high capacity chipper. Ormondy is from Clearwater and is a member of the local Initial Attack crew.

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Sports Local girls instrumental in Kamloops Vibes gold win Keith McNeill Two young women from Clearwater recently helped the Kamloops Vibes hockey team win the Western Canadian Shield - the Stanley Cup of female senior hockey.

Clearwater Secondary School Raider girls soccer player Ryleigh Symonds chases the ball during a game against Logan Lake at the school on Thursday afternoon. Behind her on the right is teammate Jenna Zietsov. Final score was 2 - 2, with Clearwater’s goals from Rikka Iivanainen and Adrian Romeo Raider goalie Robyn Kreke was fantastic, says coach Ian Eakins. The girls earlier played Ashcroft (the top Single A soccer team in B.C.) in a home game and lost 8 - 0. Clearwater competed in a tournament in Kamloops last weekend and the team’s last game in the short soccer season will be against Merritt on Thursday.

Vibes’ list of top scorers during the championship weekend. Only 12 skaters and two goalies were able to make the trip to Saskatchewan for the Vibes. Two played injured during the weekend and but the team managed to play five games in less than 48 hours to finish with a 3-1-1 record. The gold medal game was against last year’s winners, Grande Prairie. The other team got ahead with two quick goals in the second period, but Kamloops came back with six unanswered goals to win the game and the championship 6 - 2. Ormondy plays wing with the Vibes while Ritchie-Bonar is a forward.

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The Barriere Fun Run will be the first running race in Barriere since the 1970s. “The whole valley is buzzing about the event,” says Kibble. “The five-year-old son of a Kamloops running friend told me the other day that he is coming out to run in the kid’s race. He is so excited.” Organizers are still looking for sponsorships. The entry fee for the race is: $20 until April 30, $25 from May 1 to June1, or $30 the day of the race. In addition to the website at, the event also has a Facebook page at barrierefunrun For further information about sponsorship, volunteering or the event in general, please contact Wes Kibble at or 250-682-7771.


The inaugural Barriere Fun Run has recently opened its online registration and already has runners signed up from as far away as Vancouver. The new website at www.barrierefunrun. com also has route maps and other information. Barriere Fun Run, which will take place on Sunday, June 3, will take runners through downtown, residential and forested areas of Barriere. The event will be a fundraiser for the North Thompson Volunteer and Information Center. “We already have a number of runners registered, including three from Barriere,” says race director Wes Kibble. “There is even one gentleman traveling from Vancouver to race the five km run. So far, the majority of entrants are from Kamloops, but we have received interest

from Clearwater, Salmon Arm, Merritt and Vernon. When I started planning this event, I was hoping for 50 runners. Now everyone is telling me to expect 100.” The five km route is fairly flat and perfect for the beginning runner or those trying for a personal best. The 10 km utilizes the same five km, but with an added five km loop in the “Ridge Trails” above Barriere. A 600 m kids’ race will take place before the five km and 10 km races. “Running races are not just for the elite and experienced.” Kibble admits that he is far from elite. “I have run in races all over Ontario and B.C. After four years of racing, I finally got third place in an event last year. “Runners are a family. The elite racers hang out with the not so fast. Everyone has fun. There is no ego.

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Fit health and wellness into your workday Times Staff Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon in partnership with the Government of British Columbia’s Healthy Families BC recently announced the launch of WellnessFits- a comprehensive workplace wellness program. Almost 36 per cent of adults suffer from one or more chronic conditions and two in five Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime. As the rates of cancer and chronic disease rise, employers are looking for tools and support to guide them through the process of developing healthy workplace programs to help improve the health and wellness of their employees. Research confirms that workplace wellness programs reduce sick leave by 28 per cent, employer health care costs by 26 per cent and compensation and disability costs by 30 per cent.

“We know many businesses care about the health and wellness of their employees and WellnessFits is a great resource to get them started,” said Cathy Adair, VP of Cancer Control at the Canadian Cancer Society. Together the Canadian Cancer

that include free assessment services and advice. “We know that a healthy workplace has a positive return on investment for business through reduced absenteeism and increased productivity,” said Health Minister Michael de Jong. “A healthy work-

“ We know many businesses care about the health and wellness of their employees ... ”

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Society and Healthy Families BC have developed complementary tools and resources designed to address the different needs of small, medium and large businesses

place also helps businesses position themselves to attract and retain the brightest and the best in a competitive job market.” Based on your organization’s

needs, WellnessFits offers online, email, telephone support and onsite consultations. The WellnessFits website ( offers valuable and comprehensive information on healthy eating, physical activity, healthy minds and being tobacco-free in the workplace to help reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. The Canadian Cancer Society encourages all employers to fit wellness into the workplace. Further information and resources are available at and Established in 1938, the Canadian Cancer Society is a national charity that fights cancer by doing everything we can to prevent cancer, fund research and support people living with cancer. Join the fight! Visit our website at or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

Cancer awareness - not just April Times staff The Canadian Cancer Society's website lists over 30 different types of cancer. In 2011, approximately 84,800 Canadian women were diagnosed with cancer, and an estimated 35,100 women died of cancer. Approximately 93,000 Canadian men were diagnosed with cancer, and an estimated 39,900 men died of cancer. On average, 487 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every day and 205 Canadians will die of cancer every day. Other statistics: • Lung, prostate, breast and colorectal cancer are the four most common cancer types in Canada and account for over 50 per cent of all new cancer cases. • Lung cancer accounts for over a quarter (27 per cent) of all cancer deaths each year. • Breast cancer accounts for over a quarter (28 per cent) of new cancer cases in women. • Prostate cancer accounts for over a quarter (27 per cent) of new

cancer cases in men. • 40 per cent of Canadian women and 45 per cent of men will develop cancer during their lifetimes. • An estimated one out of every four Canadians is expected to die from cancer. Throughout the year, the Canadian Cancer Society supports a variety of initiatives to raise awareness and understanding for key health issues across Canada, and many of them relating to cancer. During the first part of the year, there was: January 15-21 which was National Non-Smoking Week; January 18 - Weedless Wednesday; February 4 - World Cancer Day; and March - Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Every year April is Daffodil Month/Daffodil Days and over this past month in Clearwater, lots of daffodils have been seen around town, on lapels and in flowerpots. Coming up during the rest of the year,

there is: May 31 which is World No Tobacco Day (lung cancer); June 3 which is National Cancer Survivors Day; June 4 - 10 which is National Sun Awareness Week (skin cancer); September which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Men's Cancer Health Awareness Month and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month; October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; and November which is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. For those wishing

to take a more active approach to joining the fight against cancer, why not join the Relay For Life? There are many locations organizing relays this year in the Interior: 100 Mile House June 9 - Centennial Park 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Kamloops - June 9 Riverside Park 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Kelowna - June 2 and 3 - City Park 6 p.m. - 6 a.m. Merritt - June 2 - 3 Rotary Park 5 p.m. - 5 a.m. Osoyoos - June 23 Gyro Park - 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Penticton - May 26 and 27 - Pen-Hi Track 6 p.m. - 6 a.m. Revelstoke - June 9 Mount View School Ball Field - 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Salmon Arm - June 2 and 3 - RJ Haney Heritage Village - 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. Vernon - June 2 and 3 - Polson Park 6 p.m. - 6 a.m. There are many varieties of cancer, all of which there needs to be more awareness of. For more information about cancer in general, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Relay For Life Events, go to www.

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Mill inspections ordered after second explosion

Train derailment shuts down rail line for a day

By Tom Fletcher, Black Press WorkSafeBC has ordered inspections of all B.C. sawmills after a second catastrophic explosion in four months has put the focus on the hazards of processing dry beetle-killed logs in B.C. Interior sawmills. Labour Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said the order went out Tuesday morning, as firefighters were still dealing with the fire following Monday

Times Staff Two locomotives and six railcars were involved in a derailment about 20 miles north of Blue River, according to a CN spokesperson. The incident occurred at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. There were no injuries to the crew. The railcars were carrying intermodal containers and so there was no contamination from them, the spokesperson said. The rail-line was reopened Friday morning.

eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mill explosion and fire in Prince George. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a common factor here, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all aware of it, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sawdust,â&#x20AC;? MacDiarmid said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So although we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what caused the Fire rages after an explosion at Lakeland Mills sawmill rocked Prince George Monday evening. Alistair McInnis/Prince George Free Press photo


initial fires or explosions, we know that sawdust may be a factor.â&#x20AC;? MacDiarmid said WorkSafeBC does not have a specific policy for dust control in mills. A meeting is being convened Wednesday with government, WorkSafeBC, industry and union representatives to determine their next steps. The B.C. Coroners Service confirmed one of 25 mill employees on site died after an explosion rocked the Lakeland Mills sawmill in Prince George Monday evening. The explosion and fire occurred suddenly on night shift, similar to the Jan. 20 explosion at the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake that killed two workers and destroyed the mill.



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Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson called for an investigation of hazards for all B.C. mills that process dry logs from the mountain pine beetle infestation. He said mills have already added saw guards and nets to protect employees from logs that break apart when they hit a saw blade. Simpson said there are anecdotal reports of combustion of fine dust and volatile powdered resin from the wood, much of which has been dead standing for several years. He cautioned that there is no indication yet what caused either fire, but fibreboard mills deal with a similar dust hazard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I would say is that the WorkSafeBC investigation thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finished

in Burns Lake, if they can tell us anything about whether or not this is a possibility, all of our sawmills in the mountain pine beetle area must be given that heads-up and must look at changes in their system to deal with it,â&#x20AC;? Simpson said. The Lakeland millâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary products are premium grade, precision end-trimmed kiln dried 2x4 studs, as well as 2x6 and 2x3 studs, and 1x3 and 1x4 board stock. Byproducts include wood chips and hog fuel. Lakeland has two partnerships to supply bioenergy fibre for the Prince George District Energy System and the University of Northern B.C. gasification system.




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Show and sale yields bull champion from valley Williams Lake Tribune This year’s top seller at the 75th annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale garnered more than $3,000 more than the top seller in 2011. The highest seller an Angus bull owned by Sealin Creek - sold for $10,400 to Fleury Cattle Co. & Saskatla Farms Ltd. Organizers of the sale say the average Angus bull sold for $3,445.51, and a total of 57 were sold. Other sales resulted in the top Hereford bull owned by Deanfield Ranch, going for $6,400 to Turner Ranch Ltd. A total of 37 Hereford bulls sold for an average price of $3,316.22. Topping the Charolais bull sales was one from Bridge Lake that sold for $3,600 to Garth Everall. Three Charolais bulls were sold for an average price of $3,100 each.

The top-selling Limousin bull, owned by Pinnacle View Limousin, was sold for $3,400 to Ward Creek Ranch. Four bulls were sold in the category, for an average of $2,750. When it came to the Gelbvieh bulls, the top seller, owned by Barry and Rober Mader, sold for $3,000 to Brian and Brandy Armstrong. Two were sold in the category - each for an average of $3,000. In the Simmental bulls, the highest sale was $3,400 for a bull owned by Miocene Simmentals sold to White Saddle Ranch. A total of six bulls were sold in the category, for an average price of $2,683. The sale took place April 20 at the Williams Lake Stockyards and saw a total of 108 bulls sold at an average of $3,319.44. Prior to the sale that had standing-room only, the show with judge Darrell Comazzetto of Kamloops took place

April 19, again with standing room only. Comazzetto selected a Grand Champion in

the Angus division, a bull owned by Sealin Creek, and Reserve Grand Champion, a

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At the 75th annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale, held April 20 and 21, a Hereford Bull from Little Fort Herefords garnered the Tribune trophy for reserve grand champion. Here judge Darrell Comazzetto of Kamloops, Levi Pincott, Tribune editor Erin Hitchcock and Stampede Princess Bobi Bracewell pose with the winning bull. Erin Hitchcock photo

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he selected a Grand Champion and Junior Champion, a bull owned by Deanfield

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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. Avola Forest Service Rd 5 parcels totaling 350 acres, can be sold somewhat separately or together. Call Listing Realtor for more information.- NEW DL 3079Avola Forest Service Road - 22 acres on an island in the North Thompson river. Access over a narrow channel of Avola Forest Service Rd opposite side of the NT River from Hwy 5. Unique property is fully treed and it could be a fascinating property to hold.- NEW


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COOK Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Would you like to join our dietary team to assist in the preparation of menu items for the residents at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital? Do you have experience working in a large restaurant environment? If you answered â&#x20AC;&#x153;yesâ&#x20AC;?, we have an exciting casual opportunity for you in Clearwater. Candidates for this position must have their Grade 12 plus a recognized 12-month program in cooking. Please upload your certificate with your application. Hourly Rate: $20.22 To find a more detailed description of this position and apply to; online, visit us at or call 250-XXX-XXXX. Applications will be accepted Applications will be accepted until the position is filled until#the position is filled. (Competition 00327407) Please know that only applicants selected will be contacted.


District of Clearwater PUBLIC WORKS SUPERINTENDENT ADVENTURE STARTS HERE! The District requires a dynamic leader to join their management team as Public Works Superintendent. The Public Works Superintendent exercises a high degree of initiative, judgment and authority; and is responsible for the management of water distribution system; sanitary sewer; facilities; maintenance of roads; community parks and cemetery. The individual must be enthusiastic and highly motivated with the ability to work in a challenging, fast paced organizational environment. The Superintendent will report to the Chief Administrative Officer, provide support to the management team in strategic planning, departmental budgeting and monitoring, risk management, and will advise the Chief Administrative Officer on all matters pertaining to the department. The successful candidate will have proven leadership and organizational skills, and will maintain effective working relationships with staff, citizens, businesses, regional and neighbouring local governments, and other agencies and organizations. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of Municipal Government; including Tenders, RFPs, and grant submissions, with a demonstrable combination of education and experience in municipal infrastructure, maintenance and safety practices. Educational requirements include: a Diploma or Certificate in Civil Engineering, certification in wastewater treatment, water treatment and water distribution, computer proficiency with Microsoft Office is a must, as is a valid B.C. Class 5 Driver's Licence. Experience in middle management level is required and Project Management is a definite asset. For further information please contact Leslie Groulx, Chief Administrative Officer at 250-6742257 or by email at The District offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, a supportive work environment and supports continued career and professional development. Qualified applicants are invited to send their resumes including references and covering letter by 4:00 p.m. on May 4th, 2012 ATTN: Leslie Groulx, Chief Administrative Officer District of Clearwater Box 157, 132 Station Road Clearwater, B.C. V0E 1N0 Fax: 250-674-2173 Email:



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Trades, Technical EXCLUSIVE “THINKBIG” Mechanic Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma and mechanical aptitude. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888-999-7882; SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email:

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T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of a qualified Machinist. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250286-9502.


WANTED: Servers, bartenders, barrista’s & cooks @ Telegraph Cove Resorts Ltd. Send resume to Box 1, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Fax: 250-928-3105 or email: Attn: Taso.

Medical/Dental MARIPOSA Gardens in Osoyoos seeking FT Recreational Therapist/Manager. Resume & Cover to

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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). Call building contractor Hans Ounpuu for more info. 250-674-3875 Handyman: Residential renovations/repairs/new construction. 28 yrs exp. Barriere. HAFI program. Seniors discounts. Call Ray Semrick 250-318-5925

CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103,

Need some help with those odd jobs you don’t have time for? Call Keiran Jones at 250674-3051 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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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: FARMERS – Gang Ranch F2912 RANCH WORKERS – Farmers, Cook, Irrigators, Cowboys F2912 WRANGLER/RANCH HAND – Crystal Waters Guest Ranch A0212 CUSTOMER SERVICE PERSONS – Jim’s Food Market A0212A HOUSEKEEPER – Mike Wiegele - A1012 H R COORDINATOR – Hy-Tech Drilling A1212 SWIM INSTRUCTOR – NT Rec Society A1812 SWIM INSTRUCTOR ASSISTANT – NT Rec Society A1812A CONTROLLER – Mike Wiegele A2312 BREAKFAST COOK – Mike Wiegele A2612 BUS PERSON – Mike Wiegele A2612A EVENING LINE COOK – Mike Wiegele A2612B PREP COOK – Mike Wiegele A2612C SERVER – Mike Wiegele A2612D SOUS CHEF – Mike Wiegele A2612E

RESERVATIONS COORDINATOR – Mike Wiegele A2612F Skill Development: If you have been on Employment Insurance in the past 3 years (5 years maternity) & are currently unemployed, you may be eligible for re-training dollars. Book an appointment to see one of our counselors for more information. We look forward to seeing you – come in and we’ll personally see that you get the information you’re seeking, or call and make an appointment.’ • FREE COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS • FREE RESUME HELP • FREE INFORMATION ON MANY SERVICES “Funded in whole or part through the CanadaBritish Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement” Sponsored by Barriere & District Chamber of Commerce

CLEARWATER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 58A Young Road, Clearwater BC V0E 1N2 250-674-2928 Fax 250-674-2938 E-mail: • Web Page: Housekeeping: PT/Seas/Clw #417 Cook: Casual/Clw #416 Cook: 2 Pos. Seas/Clw #415 Customer Service Employee: 4 Pos. Seas/Clw #414 Baking & Cook Asst: 2 Pos. Seas/Clw #413 Barista: 2 Pos. Seas/Clw #412 Controller: FT/Blue River #411 Public Works Superintendent: FT/Clw #410 Dishwasher: FT/PT Blue River #409 German/Dutch Speaking Tour Guide: Seas/FT Clw #408 Housekeeper: Summer Season/Blue River #407 Campground Attendant: FT & PT/Seasonal/3 positions/ Clw. #406 Server: FT & PT/Seasonal/2 positions. Clw #405 Front Desk Clerk: FT/Seasonal/2 positions. Clw. #404 Housekeeper: PT/Seasonal/3 positions/Clw #403 Cashier/General Help: PT/seasonal/2positions/Clw #402 Customer Service Rep: FT & PT/3pos Little Fort #0401 Shuttle Bus Driver/Naturalist/Photographer: FT/Seas/ Clw #0322 River Operations Manager: FT/Seas/Clw #0320 Trip Leader - Whitewater Rafting Guide: FT/Seas/ Clw #0319 Whitewater Kayaking Instructor: FT/Seas/Clw #0318 Office Assistant: Seas/Clw #0315 Cook: Seas/Clw #0312 Waitress/Waiter: 2pos/Blue River #0307 Store Clerk/Cashier: 1FT/1PT pos/Blue River #0306 Line Cooks: 2FT/1PT pos/Blue River #0305 Apprentice Greens Keeper & Maintenance Person: Seas/Clw #0303 Horticulturist/Head Greens Keeper: Seas/Clw #0302 Campground Superintendent: Seas/Clw #0301

Cook: FT/Blue River #0207 Volunteer Firefighter 7 pos./Clw. #0205 Customer Service/Kitchen Helper: Seas/Clw. #0202 Class 1 Driving Instructor: FT/Clw. #0201 Cook/Kitchen Helper: Casual/Clearwater #0111 Home Share Provider: FT/Clearwater#1006 GENERAL INFORMATION • Free Workshops: YOUTH RESUME & INTERVIEW SKILLS: May 2nd 1-3:30pm. Workshop designed for youth to develop a resume that presents their skills and qualifications in an attractive manner. The workshop also presents what to expect in an interview. Please call 250-674-2928 to register for free workshops. • Resumes & Interviews: Go hand in hand, so the better prepared you are the greater the impression you will make to your future employer. Please drop in and our friendly staff will assist you. • Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS): Are you currently on Employment Insurance or have you been in the last 3-5 years? If you have, you may be eligible for wage subsidy. Ask us for further info. • Funding for Skill Enhancement: Recent or active EI clients with a career plan in mind seeking assistance through Service Canada are required to book an appointment with one of our Employment Counsellors. • Blue River Itinerant: An employment consultant comes to town once a month. Next visit is May 10. If one on one appointments are required please call to set up a time prior to the drop in. For more information drop in to 58 Young Road, Clearwater, BC or phone 250-674-2928 or fax 250-674-2938.

For more information drop in to 58 Young Road (above Raft River Fitness), phone 250-674-2928 or fax 250-674-2938 “Funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement” Sponsored by Yellowhead Community Services

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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CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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Photography / Video Need a professional photographer? Portraits, weddings, special events, pet portraits, commercial. Affordable memories that last a lifetime. Seniors rates. Book now avoid & disappointment. Sorry no passport photos Jill Hayward 250-319-8023/250-672-0055


by Keith McNeill Digital and film photographs. Phone 250-674-3252 or

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! On-line at 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 Word by Word Proofreading & Editing 250-674-7118

Pets & Livestock

Livestock Breeding turkey hens for sale. $40/ea. 250-672-9560

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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Antiques / Vintage Antiques:over 300 pieces currently in stock. View inventory info online at

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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

“I’m too big for a car seat!” Keep your child safe in the car. Learn how to teach your child car safety. Call 1-877-247-5551 or visit

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Farmers’ Market May 5: asparagus, shoots, salad greens, rhubarb, eggs, plants, baking, crafts. (Beside Interior Whitewater building.) MacLennan Farms has young grass finished beef & lean grass finished hamburger. 250-6742449. Please leave a message.

Barriere: 10 acres on Glengrove. Paved Rd, power, phone, water @ lot line. $149,000. 250-690-7244

Retail space in the Wells Gray Information Center. The center is open May 1 to mid Oct. Reasonable rates. Call the Center at 250-674-3334

Garage Sales 4380 Dunsmuir Rd., Barriere, May 5, 9am-1pm (no earlybirds pls). Free Coffee. Assorted items incl: drill press, 12’ aluminum boat & acces., 71/2hp motor, electric motor & battery, utility trailer. 514 Oriole Way, Barriere. Multi Family Garage Sale, May 5, 9am-3pm & May 6, 10am3pm. Something for everyone. No Early Birds Please! GARAGE SALE Sat. May 5, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Sun. May 6, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 148 Johnston Rd., Blackpool It’s the BIG ONE! Household, tools, furniture, camper, tractor, generator. Multi Yard Sales - Vavenby Sunday, May 6 9 am - 2 pm 3077 Capostinsky Rd. 3080 Capostinsky Rd. 325 Moilliet Rd. 381 Vavenby Bridge Rd. Watch for signs!

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. DIY STEEL Building deals! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. Free brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Pick-up Truck Hitch, w/2” ballmount. Torque weight 500lbs max. trailerweight 5000lbs. $60. 250-672-9610 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 Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-863-3082 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.

Commercial/ Industrial Property

For Sale By Owner 1705 Yellowhead Hwy, Birch Island area. 24 acres, 3 bdrm & outbuildings. Fantastic view. $409,900. Details & pic at w w w. b c h o m e s fo r s a l e . c o m Search Clearwater-ThompsonLloyd & Ev. Ph. 250-674-3391 1993 mobile 14x64, 2 bdrm. New roof, central air, lg windows all around c/w curtains & blinds. Open concept btw kit and lvg rm, 4 skylights w/blinds, lg fenced yd, within walking dist of shopping. Will take what you have for down payment. $62,900.00 250-6743186 or 250-674-1625.

Want to Rent 1/2 doz retirees need the use of a kitchen & a place to put their sleeping bags over several weekends during the fishing season, annually. “Have vacuum cleaner will travel.” or call Mikey collect (604) 271-6217.


Auto Financing Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

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

Lots 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:

Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New, Opening May 2012. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC 250-462-7055.

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CLEARWATER-1BDRM 2nd flr clean apt. NS/NP ref’s & dd req’d $575/mo 250-955-0298 Clearwater. For rent 1-bedroom suite 500 sq.ft. $550 incl. utilities. Damage deposit required. Available now. Call 778-549-0410.

Duplex / 4 Plex For Rent: 3 dbrm Duplex, 1 car heated garage, fenced backyard, inground sprinkler. RR/DD, Barriere. Avail May 1st. $925/mo 672-0041

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

Homes for Rent Barriere: 3bdrm, 2bath Rancher. No indoor pets, ns. Near amenities. $1200/mo 604-855-2188 HOUSE for rent. Clearwater-2 bdrm on an acre. Furnished with carport and shed. $900/m + Util. NS/Ref Req. Avail now. 674-0077,

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2.06 acres of flat land zoned C1, Clearwater BC Main floor of building consists of 3 large separate areas 1. 23’ x 43’ (1,000 sq ft) 12’ 7 ceiling 2. 16’ x 43’ (700 sq ft) 13’ ceiling 3. 20’ x 34’ (680 sq ft) 9’ ceiling Second floor = (500 sq ft) 1 bdrm suite Gas pump Island and fuel tanks (2,000 gal and 3,000 gal) also available

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Cars - Domestic 2008 Mazda 3. 42,000 km, 17inch wheels, sunroof. Never driven in winter. Asking $16,000. Ph. 250-674-0003. Wanted to buy small, inexpensive car for summer job at Clearwater Lake. Phone: 250-674-2327.

Recreational/Sale 1983 Vanguard camper, 9.5 ft, awning, excellent condition. $1850.00 obo 250-674-3616 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 BIG FOOT Sightings! New 2012 Big Foot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024

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 For Sale: 12’ aluminum boat w/multiuse trailer. $800. (250)318-0057

Clearwater Times Monday, April 30, 2012 A23

Obituary Spring forward with a healthy smile Carol Gulliford


Lois Gay McColl August 12, 1951 - April 19, 2012 Lois Gay McColl passed away on April 19, 2012, at the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater, British Columbia after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 60 years of age. Born Lois Gay Springer on August 12, 1951 in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, Lois is survived by her sons, Shawn McColl (Rhonda) and Jason McColl (Chrystal); grandsons Brody and Chase; her mother Lily Redman; two brothers Lyle (Cheryl), and Daryl; sisters Darla (Craig), Bonnie (Dan), and step-sister Sharon (Mark); numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, as well as her ex-husband, Gary McColl. Lois was predeceased by her father Edmund Springer, stepfather Clarence Redman, husband Les Stevens, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and grandparents. Lois received her education in Surrey, BC. She was a cashier for many years at Safeway in Surrey.

Lois was a member of the United Church. She loved children her grandsons meant the world to her. She loved to cook huge meals and entertain family in her home. Lois was all about family. Lois was a very giving person; she never forgot a birthday, anniversary, Christmas or any special occasion. She also loved to dance! Mya, her little dog, held a large place in her heart. A Memorial Service for Lois McColl was held on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N2, tel.: 250-6743030.

"You don't have to brush and floss your teeth - just the ones you want to keep." - Author Unknown April means spring is here, a time to enjoy the budding of flowers and other new beginnings. For many of us spring brings renewed energy and interest in our overall health. The mouth is often described as being the gateway to the rest of the body. Maintaining good oral health is an important part of being healthy. We are now learning that poor oral health may be linked to chronic diseases such as diabetes heart disease and respiratory illness. Maintaining a health mouth and body is all about prevention. Here are a few tips to help you spring forward with a healthy smile!

• Brush your teeth every day, twice a day. Brushing daily helps to remove plaque that causes tooth decay and gum disease. If you use a power toothbrush, choose one that has a rotation/oscillation action. Fluoride toothpaste will help keep the outer layer of the teeth hard and resistant to the acids that cause tooth decay. • Floss your teeth every day, once a day. Flossing daily helps remove plaque from between the teeth. If flossing is difficult, floss holders can make it easier. If you have braces or bridges, interdental brushes are an alternative. • Eat and drink well. Foods that are nutritionally healthy are also good for your oral health. Limiting sweet, sticky snack foods and sugary drinks will reduce the number of acid attacks on your teeth. Drink less sugar and more water. Sugary drinks increase the risk of

tooth decay. Plain water is the best thirst quencher, especially between meals, and it is also good for your teeth. • Visit your dental professional. Regular check-ups and professional cleanings are the best ways to ensure your mouth is healthy and free of tooth decay and gum disease. For information on dental health: For infants and children: Pages/DentalHealth.aspx For children and youth: Pages/DentalHealth.aspx School Dental Health: Pages/Dental.aspx - Carol Gulliford is a registered dental hygienist and dental program consultant with Interior Health

District of Clearwater Calling for Expression of Interest To provide Line Painting Services for District Roads The District of Clearwater is calling for interested parties to submit an Expression of Interest to provide Line Painting Services for the municipal roads. These services would include centre line, fog lines and cross walks. If you are interested in starting a business or already have a business that would be conducive to provide services for line painting of municipal roads, parking lots and curb sides the District of Clearwater will be accepting submissions of Expression of Interest for these services. Along with your Expression of Interest please include proof of registration with Worksafe BC, insurance coverage, the type of equipment, and your resume. Submissions will be accepted until NOON on May 17th, 2012. Please mark your submission as CONFIDENTIAL: Line Painting Expression of Interest, Attention: Leslie Groulx, Chief Administrative Officer by either dropping it off at 132 Station Road, or mailing to Box 157, Clearwater, B.C. V0E 1N0. For more details please contact Leslie Groulx, at 250-674-2257.

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October October 22 22

October October 23– 23– November November 21 21

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Sagittarius, although Sagittarius, although News gets News from from afar afar gets you may to you may want want to the juices the creative creative juices help when a friend help when a friend flowing, flowing, and and you you comes to comes to you, you, there accomplish more than accomplish morethere than is not much you isyou not much youtime, have in you have in some some time, can offer can offer in in this Sagittarius. A game Sagittarius. Athis game of of particular situation particular situation wits wits at at the the office office besides support besides support and and proves proves challenging. challenging. encouragement. encouragement.

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Clearwater Times, April 30, 2012  
Clearwater Times, April 30, 2012  

April 30, 2012 edition of the Clearwater Times