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‘Dog-friendly’ council likes dog park proposal

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A dog-walking group, 100 Mile Dog Pals, gets together every Sunday to spend time with their four-legged friends. They posed at the South Cariboo Visitor Centre on April 29, and all support the development of a dog park in the area, which Shaleena Jones proposed to council on April 24. Ken Alexander Free Press

When Shaleena Jones showed up at the District of 100 Mile House committee of the whole meeting on April 24, she came armed with a dream, a plan, cost estimates and six supporters. Jones belongs to a local dog owners group, 100 Mile Dog Pals, and the members get together

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every Sunday and take their dogs on walks through the community. They often let their dogs off their leashes to run in the area behind the Outriders riding arena or in the fenced-in section at the South Cariboo Visitor Centre. Noting the group num-

bers around two dozen on any given Sunday, Jones told council they would like to have a dog park. They are looking for a safe, closed environment where their dogs can run free and have fun with the other dogs. Not only would a dog park be a benefit 100

Mile House dog owners, she added it would also attract tourists if they knew there was a safe place to allow their dogs out of the vehicle for a good run. Jones identified Centennial Park, just beyond the tennis courts and towards the creek as

the ideal place for the dog park. She noted there is water available at the park, and there’s a picnic table in the area. The grass is already being mowed and the district would only have to add a couple of garbage cans for disposal of dog waste

After handing out a conceptual drawing of the group’s vision for the park, Jones told the councillors the main cost would be the fencing and she offered two options. In each case, she noted the fence would have to be six feet tall to keep the dogs enclosed. Using a 1,000-foot perimeter, Jones said she got a $20,000 quote for chainlink fencing, while the post-and-wire cost would be around $2,100. It would have to be a double-gated area, so dogs can’t escape when someone is trying to bring his or her dog into the compound. “Of course, people are going to have to be responsible for their own dogs, and there should be appropriate signs posted.” Coun. Ralph Fossum said he was sold on the idea, but not necessarily on having it in Centennial Park. Noting there may be some site ramifications, he suggested it might be something that should be referred to staff. “I can also appreciate there may be some opposition to using that portion of Centennial See DOG… page A4

School board discusses extracurricular impacts Carole Rooney Free Press

How schools will manage graduation ceremonies, sports and the many other extracurricular activities without teachers’ volunteer participation was discussed at the School District 27 board meeting in 100 Mile House on April 24. Superintendent Diane Wright gave an overview of her understanding of the related impacts

on these activities during the escalated job action. “In my conversations with Joan Erb, the teachers’ action plan right now is they will participate in extracurricular activities where there exists a financial obligation already in place.” What will not happen, she explained, are extracurricular activities outside of instructional hours without that financial investment in place. Vice-chair Pattie Baker asked

for clarification about the affect on any teacher involvement in 2012 graduation ceremonies. Wright explained teachers will not participate in ceremonies outside of instructional hours. “The after-grads are [normally] pretty much run by parents, with some supports certainly from teachers. Wright noted she has been in negotiations with the principals at all SD27 schools with graduating students to determine what

can be expected. “We will have a graduation ceremony. It will be somewhat modified from previous years in order to accommodate it. “I am pleased to let you know the district staff has all stepped forward. I have principals from schools stepping forward to volunteer their Friday or Saturday evenings [and] we have parents and some of our support staff See BOARD… page A3


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SHORT TA K E S Strike savings School District 27 is getting $678,942 through the Learning Improvement Fund (LIF) and $102,233 through the BC Education Plan Fund (BCEPF). “I wholeheartedly endorse the decision to return the operational savings from last month’s three-day teachers’ strike to school districts, so they can continue to put students’ needs first,” says Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, The LIF is being targeted to support students with special needs by hiring additional teachers and teaching assistants. It also provides for additional teaching time and funding professional development and training to help teachers address the complex needs in their classrooms, according to the Ministry of Education. The BCEPF is earmarked for programs to support struggling readers so students receive the interventions and support they need. Calendar . . . . . . . . . . B10 BC Views. . . . . . . . . . . A9 Classifieds . . . . . . . . A28 Community . . . . . . . . . B1 District . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Entertainment . . . . . B3 Guest Shot. . . . . . . . . . A8 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 Perspectives . . . . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A21

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Drug-impaired drivers now face E NTERTAINMENT effective new screening tool Carole Rooney Free Press

100 Mile House RCMP Traffic Services has an effective new method for determining drugimpaired drivers in the South Cariboo. RCMP Const. Lee Simpkins has completed five weeks of extensive training in Phoenix, Arizona in this specialized field. After practical experience in the jails there and two final exams, Simpkins says he is now certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). “They say it’s the hardest course for the RCMP, but it’s not an RCMPled course. It’s [put on by] the International Association of Chiefs of Police [IACP].” Simpkins puts his new skills into action when he or any other local police officers detect potential signs of drug use by drivers. For those not trained beyond the police basics, he says this may be a distinctive, tell-tale odour emitted by driver, such as commonly noticed after marijuana use, eyes that appear affected by drug use, or other signs. Once Simpkins is involved, however, this analysis takes a big leap into the realm of medical science. “Like I say to people, it’s not there to trick them; what we are looking for are specific indicators. All the clues I look for have been validated by various studies through the [IACP].” Armed with his extensive knowledge and packing a kit full of items, including a blood pressure monitor, stethoscope, thermometer, pen light, other tools and charts for aspects like degrees of symptoms, he analyses suspected drugimpaired drivers. “The ‘gateway to the soul,’ they teach us is through the eyes. There are a lot of clinical signs

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Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Const. Lee Simpkins analyzes local suspected drug-impaired drivers by applying skills he acquired in extensive training to detect the clinical signs of drug use in drivers. DREs wear a pin on their uniform displaying the logo seen in the above photo. in the eyes that people cannot hide; in certain drugs [this is] more prevalent than in others. “People will show rebound dilation in their eyes; it’s a clue. People who can’t cross their eyes, that’s another one.” After his evaluation, Simkins notes he records the clinical signs he detected, including blood pressure, heart rate and body temperature. The DREs also record various “divided attention” results, including tests for the drivers’ ability to walk a straight line and touch their nose, before they “make the call” with their expert opinion. The process typically takes between 45 minutes and an hour, Simpkins says. A follow-up lab test is performed at the detachment as a measure of accuracy, he explains, after the DRE makes a decision a driver is drug impaired. “If I call a certain drug category or a combination of drug categories – because there are seven drug categories that we work from – then I read

the urine demand.” Simpkins adds the urine test is performed only after a DRE forms an opinion someone is drug impaired, and isn’t used on its own. The seven categories used by DREs are central nervous system depressants: (tranquillizers, anti-depressants, PHP, date rape drugs); inhalants (paint, solvents or glue fumes); dissociative anaesthetics (such as in cough syrup); cannabis (marijuana, hash or hash oil); central nervous system stimulus (such as cocaine, crack or methamphetamine); hallucinogens (such as LSD or “magic”

mushrooms); and narcotic analgesics (such as opium, morphine, heroin or oxycodone). “We use the same book the pharmacists use; it’s a big four-inch binder.” Oxycodone is a common one in the South Cariboo, he says, as many take it on a prescription and then drive when they shouldn’t. Simpkins explains everyone using these drugs or who work with fumes all day without adequate lung protection are responsible for being aware of their impairment and driving ability. “Impaired driving is a reverse onus: ‘do

you feel fit for driving?’ Because you have to face the ramifications if you are not and people know what happens to them if they’re impaired driving and they’ve killed somebody. We preach it all the time, it’s murder.” He notes statistics show that behind the wheel of one in 10 vehicles on the road is a driver impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. New enforcement laws have led to some people steering away from alcohol and using drugs instead when they are out, Simpkins adds. “Now, we have a DRE in town.”

BOARD… from page A1 also offering their volunteer services.” Baker asked if trustees are able to volunteer for graduation activities. “When it came to supervision, as trustees we were asked not to get involved with supervision.... Is that same thing happening at the grad ceremonies, or can we [assist]?” Wright replied she’d be “happy” to take trustees’ names if they want to offer their services. “[There are] things like hanging up gowns and making sure caps are on straight, and there are a lot of [small jobs]

in the works at those dry grads.” Regarding the sports activities with BC School Sports (BCSS) involvement, which is not unionized, Wright said information she has received indicates BCSS is looking at each individual sport and how far it will be able to take some things forward. Her summary was heard by the trustees and some staff, as well as 100 Mile Elementary Parent Advisory Council president Angela Cole, who was the sole member of the public in attendance at the board meeting.


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NCLGA visitors: welcome to 100 Mile Exquisite The North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) 57th annual general meeting and convention is in 100 Mile House, May 2-4, 2012. More than 250 delegates are expected to attend, representing local governments from 100 Mile House to the Yukon border and from Valemount to Haida Gwaii. The theme of this year’s conference is Building Relationships Sharing Knowledge. “I have enjoyed working with NCLGA and the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) to bring this convention to 100 Mile House,” says NCLGA Convention Committee chair and

Mitch Campsall District of 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall. “I am really looking forward to being able to showcase our community to everyone.” NCLGA members will be debating 38 resolutions on issues affecting northern communities and rural district areas.

Resolutions endorsed at the meeting will be forwarded to the appropriate ministries and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities for consideration at its annual convention in September. Keynote speakers for the event are Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun provincial affairs political columnist, and digital marketing strategist Tod Maffin. Other speakers will cover a wide variety of subjects, including the BC Jobs Plan, carbon offsets, forestry, health care, and food security. “The delegates will get a taste of what the region has to offer when they attend the welcome reception

Al Richmond at the 108 Heritage Site,” says CRD chair Al Richmond. “We hope they will consider adding a day or two onto their travel schedules and use it to take in more of the great opportunities the Cariboo has to offer.” As in previous years, Northern Health will hold indi-

polled. Fossum moved the dog park project be referred to staff for a recommendation to look favourably upon the request. Staff would have to investigate the site, look at costs and then contact the neighbours to gauge their thoughts on the project. Reacting to the councillor’s question, Jones said her group would be willing to match costs with the district. She added

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DOG PARK… from page A1 Park and then there’s the costs that might be associated with it as well.” Coun. Bill Hadden said he thought the dog park has some good potential. “It might draw people into the park.” Fossum added it was hard to anticipate any negative reaction and to some people Centennial Park is “almost sacred territory.” When he asked Jones if she had considered another location, she said Centennial Park was ideal but putting the park behind the arena would be another option. Noting the area behind the arena is in an agricultural area, Hadden said he believed Centennial Park would be a more consistent use for the dog park. Acting mayor Dave Mingo told Jones she had a very dog-friendly council in front of her. He said the proposal would have to be referred to staff and, perhaps, the neighbourhood would have to be

vidual meetings with NCLGA members at the event, and the Northern Medical Programs Trust will hold its AGM in 100 Mile House to coincide with the NCLGA gathering. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett also welcomes visitors to 100 Mile. “As past mayor of the host community, I know your convention will be memorable. I wish you success in your deliberations and look forward to hearing of the great work of the NCLGA and all its local governments.” Resolutions and the convention agenda may be viewed on the NCLGA website at conventions.asp.

they would like to share the work, too. With that said, Hadden seconded the motion, and it was passed unanimously by the three councillors. Mayor Mitch Campsall and Coun. Spence Henderson were not at the meeting. Following the meeting, Jones said she was pleased with how quickly the presentation got to the motion stage and she looks forward to

hearing from district staff. The next steps, she added, are getting some volunteers on board to start knocking on neighbourhood doors, and then fundraising for fencing. Jones said they already have an e-mail – dogpark wantedin100mile@ – for those who want to help the cause. They can also check out dogparkwanted on Facebook.

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Good samaritans help at fire Carole Rooney Free Press

A raging house fire in Forest Grove on April 30 had passersby grabbing garden hoses and helping to control the blaze until volunteer firefighters arrived. Amanda UpsonQuesnel says she and her husband, Jeremy Quesnel, of 103 Mile were driving along Canim-Hendrix Lake Road just before noon when they saw black smoke rising from a residence directly across from the Forest Grove Post Office. She explains they had just passed by five minutes earlier and the house appeared fine, but on the way back, the porch was fully engulfed by flames, so they stopped and Quesnel jumped out to help. “He knew what to do. He was part of the fire department when we lived in Forest Grove.” She says someone had called 9-1-1 and saw Bob Allen was on site setting up a garden hose at the residence. Her husband then ran next door where a neighbour allowed him to hook up a second hose to join the efforts, UpsonQuesnel adds. While the two men fought the blazing porch, which blocked access to the residence, she notes Ken Pincott arrived and after rescuing a dog he found tied to the house, took over the garden hose efforts for Allen and worked alongside Quesnel. Meanwhile, it

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time later, she adds. Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department (FGVFD) members were on scene about 10-15 minutes after the 103 residents had stopped to help, UpsonQuesnel says. Since the porch fire was out by then, she says the firefighters appeared to focus their efforts on ensuring there were no occupants in the house and hosing

down the attic space. The FGVFD chief Bob Felker was unavailable to comment before press time. However, 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue chief Darrell Blades says he dispatched two trucks and nine members to provide mutual aid. Upson-Quesnel adds concerned neighbours watched from a safe distance across the street,

including someone running a daycare in a house next door, along with the visibly frightened children. Once the fire was under control her husband stayed to assist, who she says was on scene for about an hour total, but Quesnel is downplaying his role in the incident. “He doesn’t think it’s a big deal. We were at the right place at the right time.”

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Fields: downtown store remains open Historic Canadian retailer gets new life in 57 communities Ken Alexander Free Press

It has been confirmed. The 100 Mile House Fields store is staying open. Earlier this year, the local Fields Store was one of many in British Columbia facing the bad news it would be would be closing. A month or so later, it was rumoured a group of businesspersons based in Vancouver was trying to purchase the Fields stores owned by the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC). On May 1, FHC Holdings Ltd. announced it had closed its transaction with HBC and purchased

57 Fields stores in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. 100 Mile House was one of 25 B.C. communities whose stores will remain open. “Fields has been an integral part of many communities across Western Canada for many years,” says FHC president Jason McDougall. “Our team is very excited at the prospect of serving the 57 communities in which it has acquired stores, and will work to ensure people continue to be able to get what they need in their local communities.” A fixture in small towns

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Governments review health care concerns Carole Rooney Free Press

Key health care issues were the topic of discussion at a recent meeting in Kamloops attended by Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District (CCRHD) chair John Massier and numerous other political leaders. A series of three or four meetings was held by KamloopsThompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod with various local and regional leaders to discuss pertinent health care issues under federal and provincial authority, Massier says. Bringing local health-care providers from the hospital districts and those who fund those kinds of things together to present their views in front of federal politicians is always worthwhile, he adds. “If you can get all three levels [of government] in a room talking about the problems, you are better to do it. You want to seize the chance anytime you can get them to listen to you.” Massier says he thinks the one hour and 20 minute meeting was successful,

and covered dozens of comments within that brief time. “MP McLeod says she likes having these meetings, and if she can condense the meetings and come up with one or two real, driving items that she can take back to Ottawa and get some action on them, then she feels it’s been a success.” McLeod held the meetings in groups of about half a dozen people each, Massier says, to allow the individual leaders to better express their key points on current health-care system aspects they felt were most important for her to bring to Ottawa. She was joined by MP Kellie Leitch, who Massier notes is a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon, in addition to her role as parliamentary secretary to two federal ministers. Massier says his particular meeting group also included provincial Environment Minister Terry Lake and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger’s constituency assistant June Phillips. Regional representatives

included Massier, Kamloops Mayor and ThompsonNicola Regional District Director Peter Milobar and Clearwater Mayor John Harwood. Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations representative Geri Collins was also in attendance. Other groups likely had additional regional district and municipal representatives, he notes. “We talked about strategies to get doctors into rural

practices and the need to promote active lifestyles and healthy living. “[Lake] brought up the issue of the federal government missing the [recent] opportunity to legislate salt content in food.” He notes Milobar raised a point about various levels of government working together to ensure cost effective solutions for health-care delivery. “There are a lot of facilities owned by regional governments and local govern-

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Communities in Bloom emerges with budding beauty Carole Rooney Free Press

The Communities in Bloom (CiB) kickoff April 25 flourished with folks responding from across community to help pick up trash. Part of the District of 100 Mile House’s annual weeklong spring cleanup, the April 25 event blossomed with participation from the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce, the South Cariboo Visitor Centre, CiB, Cedar Crest Society for Community Living, district staff and many students from the three local schools. CiB spokesperson Angela Cole says the Clean is Green week went very well and toward the weekend Cedar Crest members were still out scouring vacant lots for trash, as a CiB initiative. This included the property kittycorner to Century Home Hardware and the large lot across from Exeter Forest & Marine, she adds. Next up in the community spruceup campaign is the Get Growing plant and gardening sale, which Cole notes was very popular last year.

Angela Cole It will be held on June 3 at a location yet to be announced. More businesses are needed to “get on board with blooms,” she says, adding all are strongly encouraged to spruce up their storefronts and clean up their alleyways, plant flowers, paint or do anything and everything that will help present the district in the most beautiful manner when the CiB judges arrive. District residents are urged to plant gardens and tidy their yards, too. Cole explains gardens and beautiful neighbourhoods are an integral part of the CiB competition. A fresh new look is important for this year, so she adds anywhere new ideas and effort can be applied will provide

a great contribution. Coles suggests businesses and neighbourhoods challenge others to out-do them in friendly competition. Once again, a 100 Mile Garden Club tour will take passengers in a van to look at gardens within the district limits and will carry along secret judges to appraise the aesthetics of each and choose winners, she says. Cole asks those residents who participated last year, or would like to this year, to contact her at 250-706-2044 and confirm if they will allow their garden to be included in the tour. She would also like to hear from any local service clubs or organizations who undertake projects to beautify the community, so she can take photographs and record their locations. Questions and photo submissions of related activities can be e-mailed to 100milecib@gmail. com. For those who would like more information on last year’s campaign, Cole notes the CiB profile book can be downloaded online at www.south cib.html.

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ome 300 delegates and their partners will be descending on 100 Mile House for the North Central Local Government Association AGM and convention today (May 2). They will be here for three days, and it is our opportunity to put our best feet forward and make a lasting good impression. The delegates will be busy discussing and voting on around three dozen resolutions affecting the northern reaches of the province from 100 Mile to the Yukon border, that will be sent on to the Union of British Columbia Association. They will also be listening to speakers and attending various meetings. However, they will have time to spend with their partners taking tours, attending special events or going through town to see what we have to offer. This is where we come in. 100 Mile House will be judged by our scenery, amenities and the people the delegates meet as much if not more than the conference itself. It will be our job to have smiles on our faces and be courteous to everyone we meet for the next couple of days while our visitors are here. Actually, we should present that friendly face every day, and for the most part, that is something we do really well in the South Cariboo. While everyone is busy with their daily routines, if someone is looking puzzled or lost, we should reach out with a helping hand. Statistics tell us that every kind deed we do will be relayed by the recipient to everyone they know for the next 18 months. And that, dear reader, will speak volumes about the kindness of the residents of the South Cariboo. There are other little things we can do to make the best possible presentation and, again, they are things we should do every day. This would include picking up that piece of litter, holding doors open and driving courteously. The reason for doing this not only for the next two days but also throughout the tourist season is to set the scene for a follow-up visit. Yes, it happens all the time; people move to the South Cariboo because of the scenery, lifestyle and, most importantly, the friendliness of the residents. We need to attract tourists and visitors to our communities because we need find ways to get them to settle here. The kindness we show today may one day be repaid by a new friend or good neighbour.


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Budget 2012 fails to lay firm foundation With economic uncertainty as the backdrop, the B.C. Liberal government had to put forth a prudent budget. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon acknowledged as much by reassuring British Columbians the budget was “built on fiscal discipline” and lays a “firm foundation for the future.” He even warned of the perils of additional government taxes, spending, and borrowing, calling such measures “potentially catastrophic.” We couldn’t agree more. Unfortunately, instead of acting on the Falcon’s rhetoric, B.C.’s 2012 budget increases government spending, hikes taxes, and significantly ramps up government debt - exactly what the finance minister said the government should not do. After four consecutive years of budget deficits totalling $5.6 billion, the B.C. Liberals plan to return to a surplus position in 2013/14. However, that’s where the good news ends. To balance the books, it is relying on a host of new tax increases, including a reduction to the amount of income British Columbians can earn tax free, increased MSP premiums, reneging on an earlier promise to eliminate the small-business tax rate, and a “provisional” one percentage point increase to the general corporate income tax rate in


GUEST SHOT 2014/15. The potential of higher business taxes will prove especially damaging to B.C.’s economy, creating policy uncertainty during already uncertain economic times, and degrading B.C.’s investment climate when improvements are needed to counteract the blow from restoring the Provincial Sales Tax. The tax increases are partly to help pay for several new boutique tax credits targeted at particular individuals and businesses. These tax credits will keep other tax rates higher to compensate for the lost revenues. The government could have balanced the budget sooner without increasing taxes had the B.C. Liberals restrained the growth of government spending more aggressively than the 1.8 per cent annual growth planned for the next three years. While some might balk at the idea of further restraint, the key for success is to couple spending restraint with program reform. Consider health care, the government’s largest expense that has consumed ever more government

resources. In just a decade, health care has grown from 37 per cent of government program spending in 2001/02 to 43 per cent today. The trend of skyrocketing healthcare costs will continue as the population ages. By reforming how the health-care system operates, the government could have reduced spending while improving the quality of services. For examples of such reform, we need only look to policies that are common in universal health-care systems around the world. The lack of significant healthcare reform was a lost opportunity to control long-term spending growth. The most troubling aspect of the budget is the alarming increase in government debt. B.C.’s government debt will expand from a low of 18 per cent of the economy (Gross Domestic Product) in 2007/08 to 28 per cent by 2014/15. Because of this dramatic increase in debt, a larger portion of provincial revenues will be devoted to interest payments instead of funding important public programs or improving the competitiveness of B.C.’s tax regime. The added debt will also be a drag on B.C.’s economy and an unfair burden on the next generation of taxpayers. Charles Lammam and Niels Veldhuis are economists with the Fraser Institute.

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Letters to the editor

Public should be rallying against B.C. government To the Editor: I am writing in response to Steve Randell’s letter, headlined B.C. teachers should reconsider their latest tactic, on page A9 of the April 25 Free Press, about teachers not doing extracurricular/volunteer activities. His argument about equating what teachers do for students to what volunteer firefighters do or hospice volunteers do is ridiculous. Nothing that teachers volunteer for is essential to the well-being of the student or is going to save their lives. Teachers volunteer to give students opportunities to enhance their educational experience. Most of what teachers volunteer for could be done by parents and members of the community, but has been downloaded to the school and teachers and is now seen as part of our “job.” Programs can continue as long as parents and member of the community want to organize them. Teachers do not take this decision lightly. Many of us volunteer our time because it is fulfilling to us and helps us to build relationships with students outside of the classroom.

But, people need to realize the impact that Bill 22 will have on students with larger classes, less teachers, and less support for students. As a secondary math teacher, I already see where parents have to hire private tutors to get their kids through math because we don’t have enough support for students within the classroom setting. This will only get worse. Some students take more time to learn concepts, but there is no funding to accommodate this. We have been backed into a corner by a government that refuses to negotiate with us and insists on stripping our contract. Instead of bashing us for what we are not doing, maybe the public should appreciate what we do and rally against a government that insists on legislation rather than negotiation, has drastically underfunded our educational system and social services for years, pays their teachers among the lowest wages in the country and is responsible for the highest rate of poverty in the country. I am proud to be a teacher. Brad Summers 100 Mile House

Forest jobs won’t wait for 2013

VICTORIA – Sawmill tragedies in Prince George and Burns Lake have brought overdue attention to the larger crisis, as the end of British Columbia’s latest pine beetle infestation continues to transform the Interior forest industry. The urgency of the timber supply situation was set out in a couple of high-level documents that were leaked from the forests ministry in recent days. These leaks show several things, one of which is that this is a government in trouble. Someone on the inside forced the unpopular options into the public arena. Cabinet ministers have tried to dismiss the documents as early drafts, but no one has disputed their numbers. A report on mid-term timber supply looks at the four most beetle-affected areas: Prince George, Lakes (west of Prince George around Burns Lake), Quesnel and Williams Lake. In recent years B.C.’s chief forester has increased the annual allowable cut of all these timber supply areas substantially to harvest dead trees. In Lakes, the pre-beetle annual allowable cut was 1.5 million cubic metres. Currently it is up to two million, but once the beetle wood is unusable, it drops to 500,000. Even if visual quality rules were relaxed to release more timber, forest employment in the area would go from 1,572 jobs before the beetle epidemic to 521. Prince George’s much larger harvest total is expected to drop by almost half. And around Quesnel,


BC VIEWS producers say an economic supply of dead pine will be there for only another year and a half. This document and a subsequent proposal to cabinet set out the options. They include relaxing visual quality areas, old-growth management zones and wildlife connectivity corridors. This is not as drastic as it sounds, given that the first areas to be opened up would be those where many of the trees are already dead. Most beetle-affected areas have a substantial proportion of live trees. If decade-old dead trees were subsidized for biofuel use, this would support harvest and hauling of healthy saw logs along with them. The government is also considering swapping some existing cutting licences to increase wood supply for the Lakes district, to provide enough long-term supply for reconstruction of the destroyed Burns Lake sawmill. There is also the prospect of awarding

unassigned timber to “a single representative of the six First Nations in the Lakes TSA.” Speaking to forest scientists who work in B.C., a couple of things become clear. This pine beetle epidemic may be the largest on record, but it is far from the first. And despite many assertions by former premier Gordon Campbell, it is not certain if this one is the result of a broader climate trend or just a string of warmer winters after decades of fire suppression kept older stands around. Lodgepole pine forests are firepropagated. The term “old growth” has little meaning in a cycle of natural fires that doesn’t occur in wetter zones. But none of this will matter much in the urban political debate that is about to ensue. “Old growth” is now a quasi-religious notion. International environmental groups have convinced most people that logging is the primary cause of forest loss. In fact, the UN’s “State of the World’s Forests” reports have shown that 95 per cent of global forest loss is due to agriculture. Forest cover is increasing in industrialized countries, which use farmland more efficiently. The B.C. Liberal government needs to make some tough decisions quickly, before next year’s election. The premier’s vow to “create and defend” jobs is about to be tested like never before. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

Bill 22 bad for Fish Lake area should be a park students, teachers To the editor: Teachers are withdrawing from extracurricular/ voluntary activities with heavy hearts. This is not easy for any of us, but we must take a stand against Bill 22, The Education Improvement Act. Here is just one reason why our stand is of great necessity. Bill 22 neither addresses class size (number of students in a class) nor class composition (number of special-needs students in a class). The superintendent and the principal will decide if the class is appropriate for learning. The teacher has no say. Bill 22 hits quality public education in the gut. Bill 22 is just bad for both kids and teachers. Joan Erb, president Cariboo-Chilcotin Teachers’ Association

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To the editor: Taseko Mines’ New Prosperity gold-copper mine proposal will not save Fish Lake nor does it address concerns from First Nations. Rather than turning Fish Lake (Teztan Biny) into a tailings pond, the new proposal will move the tailings two kilometres upstream into Little Fish Lake (Yanah Biny), thereby eliminating this smaller lake and parts of Little Fish Creek. Over time, there is a significant risk the tailings pond would leak toxins downstream into Fish Lake. The new proposal will eliminate about 80 per cent of Fish Lake’s spawning habitat. The ore body is located downstream and below Fish Lake. The open pit (two- to three-km wide) would border Fish Lake, and if Taseko expands the mine beyond

20 years, the pit will move closer to the lake, thereby posing further risk to the integrity of the lake. The New Prosperity plan also includes an overburden stockpile, ore stockpile and plant site to the north and northeast of Fish Lake. Fish Lake would be virtually surrounded by industrial activity. Taseko’s New Prosperity proposal is not new. It is Alternative 2 from the company’s original environmental impact statement. Both Taseko and the Federal Review Panel concluded this alternative plan would be worse than Taseko’s original plan to drain Fish Lake and “would in time likely result in contamination of Teztan Biny” (page 65 of Federal Review Panel Report). How then can Taseko claim its new mining plan will save Fish Lake?

The New Prosperity proposal does nothing to address concerns from First Nations. The Xeni Gwet’in people of Nemiah Valley and the Tsilhqot’in Nation, along with many other aboriginal leaders across Canada, are opposed to the New Prosperity proposal because of the adverse effects it would have on their traditional territory and culture. The Tsilhqot’in people have certain legal Aboriginal rights to the Fish Lake area, which must be recognized. I have visited Fish Lake and was impressed by the abundance of fish and wildlife and natural beauty of the area. It’s definitely the wrong place for a mine. Fish Lake and its surroundings should be a park not a mine. Patricia Spencer 108 Mile Ranch


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Newsbeat Around the province Man stabbed at beach party KAMLOOPS — One man is in hospital and another is in police custody after a beach party turned violent last night (April 27). Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Doug Aird said Mounties were called to a residence on the North Shore after a man showed up suffering from stab wounds to the back of his neck. The victim said he was involved in a consensual fight at a beach party near Centennial Park in Westsyde when his combatant — believed to be a 21-year-old man whose identity has not been made public — stabbed him. Police arrested the suspect at his home without incident. Aird said the alleged stabber will appear before a justice of the peace later today to answer to a proposed charge of assault with a weapon.

Your turn…

Do you plan to take in the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market this summer?

Helen Monk Green Lake Yes, doesn’t everybody? I always make a point to go there at least once or twice a summer, especially for fresh chicken.

Donna Ohman 100 Mile House Of course I will, whenever I can. They’ve got some pretty neat stuff over there.

Fatality in Yoho National Park

GOLDEN — A male hiker/climber was found dead after falling off a cliff in Yoho National Park. On April 28 at 5:52 p.m., the Golden Field RCMP were contacted by the BC Ambulance Service as they were attending to Mount Stephen in Yoho National Park for a report of a hiker/climber who had fallen off of a cliff. Police, Ambulance and Parks Canada personnel staged in the area, which is approximately three kilometres east of Field. Parks Canada Search and Rescue attended, and utilizing a helicopter, located the 29-yearold male who had fallen some 50 metres from the ledge he was traversing. The male was pronounced dead on arrival, and the BC Coroners Service were contacted. The body was recovered from the scene by Parks Canada Search and Rescue and transported to the Golden and District General Hospital. Golden/Field RCMP and the BC Coroners Service investigations are continuing.



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Bill Irvine 100 Mile House No, I’m not often in town on Fridays. I’m always on the road camping.

C apsule C omments 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.

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Sometime overnight April 24-25, unknown culprits cut the chain link fencing around the Kal Tire compound on Taylor Avenue in 100 Mile House and stole a number of heavy truck tires. Police are looking for witnesses who may have observed a one-ton pickup with dual rear wheels that may have been seen in this area overnight. The value of the loss is estimated at around $3,000. If you have any information on this or any other crimes in the area call 1-800222-TIPS (8477). Your identity will remain unknown. Should your information lead to the arrest of the responsible party Crime Stoppers will pay cash for the TIP.



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Family asks for search assistance for neice To the editor: Unbelievably, my 20-year-old niece, Madison Scott, remains missing after mysteriously disappearing May 28, 2011, from the Hogsback Lake forestry campsite, 25 kilometres south of Vanderhoof. She was camping with a group of young people from Vanderhoof who were celebrating a friend’s birthday. Everyone left the party by about 4 a.m., and Maddy was left alone at the campsite. Something happened that led to Maddy’s disappearance; foul play is suspected. Maddy is still missing despite a vigorous and in-depth RCMP inves-

tigation and ongoing efforts by family and friends. We believe someone knows where she is, but they have not come forward with the truth. The purpose of this letter is to appeal to all British Columbians and visitors to be watchful for and mindful of anything suspicious, as they head out into the outdoors as spring and summer approach. Our family needs everyone’s help. If anyone has any information that will help bring Madison home to her family, come forward now. If you have information, or were at Hogsback Lake the weekend she went

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South Cariboo schools can reclaim carbon offset payments Carole Rooney Free Press

School District 27 (SD27) is celebrating the news the B.C. Liberal government will refund carbon offset payments to school boards across the province, so they can apply that money to their own energyefficiency projects. Board chair Will van Osch says SD27 has been “working hard” to lower its carbon emissions and has been quite successful. “I’m hoping it will stimulate some more initiatives in SD27 for alternate energy and for improving the efficiency in buildings, reducing idling, and using our bus systems to the best possible advantage.” Victoria’s new $5-million capital program will provide funding that is equal to or greater than the total paid by school boards for purchases of carbon offsets from Pacific Carbon Trust (CPT). The money will encourage investments in projects that reduce both greenhouse gases and energy costs, he says, adding it will allow more flexibility in

Will Van Osch current energy projects the district has underway. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett notes that in reality, the public sectors should not pay carbon tax in the first place, but by refunding what they pay out, it encourages carbonemission reductions. “It is put there so all sectors become responsible and reduce carbon emissions over the long term, which will benefit the environment. “As long as government is ensuring institutions like schools ... receive the benefits back, and that is neutral to what is paid out, then it is benefiting everybody. But if not, then it shouldn’t be done.” However, Cariboo

North MLA Bob Simpson notes numerous other public agencies that pay carbon offsets are all “still in the same boat” as before. “They are making a minor adjustment in terms of the money for [Grades] K-12 school boards, but the health authorities are still double taxed.” They pay carbon tax on their fuel, he explains, and then pay carbon offsets on the emissions from that fuel. “They’re taking about $11 millionplus out of our health-care system for this ‘bogus’ claim of carbon neutrality … money that was supposed to be in surgeries and seniors care and so on.” Simpson adds cash-poor school districts in the Cariboo are unlikely to be able to do expensive energy-reduction projects and cash in on much of the new funding, but meanwhile will continue to pay for carbon offsets. “That $5 million is going to be money to contribute to capital projects, not to pay [entirely] for capital projects.” Public sector carbon offsets paid to

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Occupy Food event informative, understandable By Demian Pettman Pink Slime, the bung market, and how cows are similar to fish: these are some of the things we learned about from Dr. John Church, a visiting professor from Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops. Church is the cattle research chair at TRU, and he spoke to a group of agriculture producers and community members concerned with local food at the Occupy Your Food event in 100 Mile House. His main message was beef producers have a real opportunity to promote grass-fed and grassfinished beef, not only because of consumer demand and health benefits, but also because it is more cost-effective and better-suited to our environment. He also touched

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Thompson Rivers University cattle research chair John Church spoke at a rally held for supporters of extending local abattoir licensing. He discussed the benefits of grass fed beef, the importance of recruiting new producers and other cattle-related topics in the Valley Room on April 18. on the effects of hormones, anti-parasitics, antibiotics and other chemicals and supplements given to cattle, some of which are proving detrimental to human health.

Church’s team at TRU has been researching the chemical composition of grass-fed and grass-finished beef and comparing these findings with other

types of meat, including grain-finished beef (typically associated with feedlots). He has discovered grass-finished meat has higher content of omega-3 poly-

unsaturated fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), and less saturated fatty acids (similar to wild game). The ratios of beneficial components found in grass-fed beef are linked to positive health effects in consumers. Church also discussed how consumer demand for lean meat and for economical cuts (ground beef) is also growing. However, he also cautioned it is important to build a market and develop marketing and distribution strategies before investing in costly infrastructure and facilities, which is something a few groups and individuals are already doing. There were comments from the audience about different production models, local breed-

Building a Bistro at local high school Heather Nelson Free Press

In response to the need for affordable, healthy food choices for growing minds and bodies, Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) has developed a program called Building a Bistro. Teachers Karen Johnson and Claudia Morgenthaler are working with volunteers from the life skills, food and culinary arts classes, the Storefront School and grad students to provide fresh, healthy food choices daily, either in the double C block at lunch or C block in the morning. “Brenda Grant, the healthy meals co-ordinator, is part of this program, too,” says Johnson. “She gets the bis-

tro breakfast going and is a huge help with the lunches.” The program is supported by local community groups, farms and businesses in the area, Johnson says, adding PSO focuses on food sustainability and share a wealth of knowledge with the South Cariboo Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre and the Horse Lake Community Farm Co-op. Johnson and Morgenthaler note the program started in February after a lot of work. The kitchen, located by the student lounge, needed to be thoroughly cleaned and upgraded to Food-Safe standards. The organizers and volunteers wish to make this time special for the students by displaying student art and having musicians during lunch hours.


I’ve asked the jazz ensemble to play and the art class has been asked to display their art along the walls, says Johnson. The first lunch included potatoes harvested from the PSO gardens, with fresh mixed greens grown by the Agriculture students. Johnson says the breakfasts are a hit, especially the fresh fruit smoothies. Morgenthaler says the Bistro tries to keep the prices down keeping the costs below $4, so the food is available to all. “In these tough economic times, options are available for students,” says Johnson. “Any student is welcome to talk with their counsellor.” For more information or to help, call PSO at 250-395-2461.

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The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) has applied to the Labour Relations Board (LRB) to quash the appointment of Dr. Charles Jago as the mediator in the current labour dispute. Cariboo-Chilcotin Teachers’ Association (CCTA) president Joan Erb says Jago is not an impartial choice, and points to his past participation with Bill 22 legislation that gives administration more authority for exceeding class sizes and teacher selection. “I think there’s a huge bias problem there. My understanding is Dr. Jago was instrumental in the development of Bill 22. How do you expect somebody to mediate fairly and openly when they’ve already been influenced by Bill 22?” The BCTF states Jago told its union representatives in early February that

Joan Erb he was given the opportunity, and agreed to review and “wordsmith” a draft of Bill 22 before it was tabled in Legislature. Erb adds she also believes Jago is, or was, a member of the B.C. Liberal Party, despite his claims that his two, $500 payments to the party were for golf game foursome costs later reimbursed to him. “Those two things just jump out at you as: ‘how unbiased is this gentleman going to be’?” She is also disturbed about Jago’s 2006 report on how to improve public

education in B.C., Erb says one section in the document “sounds like a dictatorship of direction” for administrators to hold more control over teachers. This reflects BCTF’s concerns that the report’s findings foreshadow both the positions taken by the BC Public School Employers’ Association at the bargaining table and the policy directions laid out in Bill 22. The BCTF also indicates Jago was first approached about taking on the mediation role in early February, and he tentatively accepted, weeks in advance of Education Minister George Abbott’s asking the teachers union for suggestions on who might mediate the dispute. Two senior judges were recommended by the BCTF as possible mediators, but Abbott says his staff inquired and both are still serving and not available. Erb says she “doubts” the BCTF would recommend

the judges without first checking they would be available. “I don’t question [Jago’s] credentials, but there’s no mediation or arbitration experience, and this is an extremely complex, difficult issue between the teachers and the government.” School District 27 board chair Will Van Osch notes he hasn’t yet seen the BCTF’s comments, but if the related concerns are true, he says Jago would indeed be “inappropriate” as mediator. Van Osch adds he finds its “alarming” to hear this may be the case. “If that’s where the [government] is going, it’s going to lose more good faith. I think people will start to realize that perhaps they are not working this in an unbiased manner.” Meanwhile, the government is disputing the LRB’s jurisdiction to overrule its choice of a mediator, indicating only the courts can

Resurfacing will increase road safety and integrity Ken Alexander Free Press

A contract valued at $2,010,022 was awarded to Dawson Construction Limited for a major road improvement project in the Green and Watch lakes areas. There will be 16 kilometres of resurfacing improvements on side roads in the area, northeast of 70 Mile House. Resurfacing includes 1.6 km of Bonaparte Road, Pioneer Road, Moose Point Road, Ace High Road, Fox Crescent, Livingston, as well as portions of North Green Lake and Watch Lake roads.

The total number of kilometres that will be paved equates to 16 km. Work is scheduled to start June 25 and be complete by Sept. 30. The resurfacing improvements on side roads will provide the benefit of a safer and smoother ride to tourist resorts in the area, as well as for the local residents of 70 Mile. It will also help tourists access to the area’s Provincial Park, and will strengthen the road for commercial truck traffic and the logging industry hauling to three different sawmills in the

area, says CaribooChilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “It’s always great to see new highway improvement projects get the green light. Ever since my time as mayor of 100 Mile House, I have been working diligently to see these improvements become a reality.

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disregarded. “It just seems like a setup from day 1. It’s the ‘same old, same old.’ The government asks for input, but does what it wants anyway.” CCTA members nevertheless maintain a positive outlook,

she adds, regardless of the choice of mediator. “As teachers, we are optimistic and we will do our best to work with Dr. Jago. But, we understand that we are fighting on an uneven playing field.”

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Farmers Market opening May 4 Heather Nelson Free Press

Members from the South Cariboo Farmers Market (SCFM) were busy cleaning the Royal LePage 100 Mile Realty parking lot on April 30 to get ready for their opening May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The opening day will have about 25 vendors, SCFM manager Ziggy Klausat says, adding he

expects a year as good as last year, if not better. “We’ll have a great season. Some of our regulars are retiring, but we are getting new vendors.” Expanding on the coupons the market had last year, there will be gift certificates available for sale this year, says SCFM vice-president Tina Johnson. “We have $5 coupons that we always give away to non-

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New look for annual Relay for Life Carole Rooney Free Press

The Relay for Life is happening in 100 Mile House again this year, and Canadian Cancer Society community giving team lead Lori Stevenson recently visited to discuss the event. The local fundraising relay takes place June 9 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Centennial Park, she says, but after a decade of relays in the community, it has a fresh approach this year. “We have pretty much a new leadership committee and all 100 per cent volunteer led. We’re going back to our grassroots, volunteer-led and staff supported.” While some committee members are the same, Stevenson notes a new face is at the forefront of the local event. New relay lead-

Lori Stevenson ership chair Alaina Fryer is an eager volunteer who will carry the event further forward in 2012, Stevenson says. While the key aspects, such as the luminary ceremony and survivor’s lap will continue, she adds there are plenty of new things planned to give this year’s event a “shot in the arm.” These are still in the planning mode, but she says folks

can still expect to see the traditional Cariboo Idol and other entertainment, the slip-and-slide for youth, and interactive games and activities for children and adults. “We desperately need teams. We have a wonderful party planned and we want to ‘blow the lid off’ what 100 Mile has done in the past couple of years.” Teams are being sought from all sectors of the community, including groups, schools, businesses, churches and neighbourhoods. Corporate teams are encouraged and Stevenson suggests those consider posing a healthy challenge against their competitors or any other businesses, she adds. Team registration is available online at www.relaybc. ca, or a hard copy

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Canadian Mental Health Association - South Cariboo (CMHA-SC) is hosting its inaugural Ride for Mental Health on June 24 at the 108 Heritage Site.

Valinda Boyd The purpose of the event is to bring awareness to mental health and to support fundraising for nonfunded programs, such as Soup de Tour

and Community Navigator, says Valinda Boyd, CMHA-SC board member for fundraising. “Mental Health week starts May 7 and we are officially launching this event then. We are asking people to ‘save the date’ and be a part of the ride.” This event is one way for CMHA-SC to reduce the stigma of mental health, Boyd says, adding healthy living promotes mental health. Says CMHA-SC executive director Maggie PattersonDickey: “This, like our involvement with the Celebration of Lights auction, is to supplement our ongoing programs.” There will be a display at the 100 Mile House Branch Library during Mental Health

week [May 7-13] with information on the upcoming bike ride, says Boyd. “We are looking to have lots of riders there. We have 3 different rides set up.”

She explains there is a seven-kilometre ride that goes around the 108 Mile Lake; a 10-km ride that takes in 108 and Sepa lakes; and a 15-km ride that

McKibbon will then create a photo-mosaic to send a “powerful” message to politicians and media across the globe, she adds. Climate Impacts Day is a global day of action taking place on May 5, but May 6 was chosen locally because more people are likely to be available on the Sunday, Posnikoff says, adding she has confirmed this will work with the event organizers. After the photo, those who are “feeling social and want to embrace nature” may join a walk along the creek trail, which she notes takes about one hour and 15 minutes at a “comfortable pace.” More details and location directions are available by calling 250-397-2419 or by e-mail to lisap@ For information on the global events and organizers, visit the website at www.cli

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Folks get in motion for Vancouver Sun Run By Carole Rooney Free Press

The 2012 Vancouver Sun Run took off with numerous people from the South Cariboo at the starting line. Canim Lake Band recreation co-ordinator Tish Diamond says 46 community members did the 10-kilometre race this year, after signing up as part of SportMedBC’s Aboriginal Run/Walk program in 2012. Following the 13-week SportMedBC’s Sun Run in Training program, she says they participated in the walk program, the walk/run program or the running program. The Sun Run times for the Canim Lake group ranged from 55 minutes to just over three hours, Diamond notes. “I think people felt they accomplished their goals and a lot of people felt it motivated them to go back next year, and it’s just good to cheer each other on.” Last year, 25 people joined the run from the Canim Lake Band, so numbers almost doubled in this year. She adds lots of fundraising was done to help with the cost. “Participants said they had a feeling of accomplishment, improved health and got to meet lots of people. There was great energy at the race.” The youngest of the

Left: Shayla Archie clearly enjoyed participating in the 10-kilometre 2012 Vancouver Sun Run.

Below: Jaci Gilbert, left, and Dixie Lane Boyce were among 46 members of Canim Lake Band who participated in the event

Mitch Theodore, left, was the oldest member of Canim Lake Band to participate in the 2012 Vancouver Sun Run. Frank Christopher offered encouragement while the elder stretched his muscles.

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group this year was eightyear-old Trinity Jensen and the oldest was elder Mitch Theodore, 74. Jessie Archie had the most improved time, from two hours and 38 minutes in 2011 to one hour and 40 minutes this year. “Lenora Christopher started the [training] program being able to walk 20 minutes; she built endurance and finished the race in three hours nine minutes. She said it gave her back her health.” Kelly Diether of Horse Lake also participated in

the Sun Run this year. “I ran it with my two friends Andrea and Debra Zemanek from Buffalo Creek.” Diether completed the race in 53 minutes and 48 seconds, and says she is happy to have placed in the top 6,000. “It was overwhelming the amount of people there - 48,000. You could not run a straight line, you had to dodge continually.

It was a challenge… you’d have to run on the sidewalk to get past some of them. It was fun; it felt good to pass all those people.” All three girls finished within 10 seconds of each other, shouting out mile markers as they went by

to help encourage others in the run, as well as themselves. “It was kind of amazing to have that many people and all participating for different reasons – some had basic goals, or doing it in memory of someone.” Diether says she wanted to do the Sun Run after hearing stories from her

uncle and grandfather who have participated in the past. “I decided I would challenge myself, and so I did. I plan to keep running it annually.” The run started her running more and making some goals to run in other marathons, and currently has her sights set on one in Williams Lake. “One day, I want to qualify for the Boston Marathon.”

Kokoro Judo Club bring home a plethora of medals Ken Alexander Free Press

Twenty-three Kokoro Judo Club members travelled north to the Prince George Open recently and came home with a bucket full of medals. Six members of the club are beginners and they did skills demonstrations, which head Sensei Ian Briggs says is a good way for the new students to get used to the process of competition. Noting it’s relatively new, they do throws and go into a hold-downs. Then they change places and work through the process, Briggs says, adding the judge always awards a tie. “It’s fun and the kids love it. It’s a good addition for the first- and second-

year students.” Briggs notes another recent addition is having the students who are 12 years and younger competing for a full two minutes regardless of the score. “That way kids don’t travel all the way to a tournament and find themselves in a mismatch and get thrown in the first 10 seconds. Then it’s over for them; we used to lose quite a few after their first tournament.” With 17 club members competing, Kokoro took home 16 medals, with eight firsts, five seconds, three thirds and a fourth. Briggs notes everyone won at least one match and Kokoro finished second in team standings even though they took fewer competitors than the other clubs.

“It was an awesome tournament; everyone did well. They all worked hard, as this is the main tourney of the year. “It was the last one of the year, so a lot of people went.” How they finished: Novice girls 2 C – Teylor Corno, third. Novice boys 3 B – Wylon Hall Novice boys 3 C – Ryan Chamberlain, third. Novice boys 3 D – Mason Sanders, first. Novice boys 3 E – Pascal Glanz, first. Novice boys 3 F – Logan McFee, second. Novice boys 3 K – Jackson Sanders, first.

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The 100 Mile Curling Club’s 2011/12 Men’s League and playoff champions were acknowledged at the club’s AGM on April 15. The team included Ty Lytton, left, Dustin Leduc, Don Kinesawich and Chris Bettuzzi.

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The 100 Mile Curling Club’s annual general meeting was held on April 15 and had an excellent turnout with 29 people attending. The election of next year’s executive saw president Joanne Doddridge and secretary-treasurer Marilyn Rankin re-elected. Rich O’Brien was elected as vice-president, and former vice-president Nick Goshorn takes on a director role, with new directors Gwen Gage and Jim Mitchell. They join seven directors that have one more year remaining in their terms. The big news for next year is the 100 Mile Curling Club won the bid to host the 2012/13 Zone 8 Juvenile Playdowns on Jan. 11-13, 2013 Doddridge says there were several club achievements during the 2011/12 season and they were highlighted at the AGM: • There was stable membership overall with about 200 people curling on a regular basis. • There was the formation of the new Business League on Monday nights, which resulted in 24 people signing up as new members in one

year. Doddridge says she expects to see this league grow. • Ice conditions were excellent this year and the rocks were refurbished with inserts. • There is a new-

look website at www.100milecurling • The club took out a membership with the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce. • They successful-

ly hosted Men’s and Ladies’ bonspiels. • The club offered curling instruction to a large number of community groups, which were looking to learn how to curl.

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Strikers win senior bowling league Heather Nelson Free Press

The Monday Golden Age Bowling League (MGABL) held its season-ending roll-off on April 16, with eight teams competing. “We had a full complement of 40 bowlers,” says MGABL president Laurreen Duff-Bailey. The five-pin bowling league of people aged 55-plus has been meeting for years, she adds. The fun league starts in September and runs until midApril. “This year’s overall champion was The Strikers with a score of 5,081.” The roll-offs started at 10 a.m., and while the secretary compiled the totals, the bowlers were involved in a bingobowl game. The day ended with a banquet catered by B.J.’s Donuts and Eatery and prizes given out to the winners, says


Duff-Bailey. “Almost everybody comes out a winner. We collect money every week and a portion of it goes towards prizes and the banquet.” The league also holds 50/50 raffles and has a “strike” box where bowlers can purchase a ticket for a chance to win the money if they get a strike. Always an avid bowler, Duff-Bailey suffered from fibromyalgia and was involved in a car accident years ago. By moving up to the Cariboo in 2002, her health improved and more than eight years ago started bowling again. “Bowling is a noninvasive exercise. I enjoy it.” For more information, call Duff-Bailey at 250-791-6400.

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Winners of the Monday Golden Age Bowling League roll-offs held on April 16 were The Strikers team of Jim Driedeger, back, Jack Grover, left, Vicki Clary, Wendy Lane and Ervin Hannah.

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CHANGING A LIFE Psalm 23 Transition Society feels so blessed by the Cariboo community that they want to give back to it. This Canadian non-profit charitable organization is doing so by reaching out and helping one family on Saturday, May 19, 2012 with the gift of a vehicle. Psalm 23 knows all about making a difference in people’s lives as they run the Training Centre at 59 Mile for those struggling with different forms of addictions. The vehicle is currently being inspected for any issues so we can make the van roadworthy and safe so the recipient won’t have to worry about repairs. Every aspect of this used vehicle is being checked out and repairs will be made as needed. All detailing work inside-and-out has been graciously donated by Sunrise Ford. With a broken window, the rear glass replacement, parts and all labour have been generously provided by 100 Mile Glass. All of the labour on the vehicle is being donated by Albert Able (a student at Psalm 23 Training Centre). The 1994, 7-seat, Dodge Caravan SE van will be donated to a worthy single-mother or father with at least two children who may be struggling in the down economy and could truly benefit from this gift. Until May 15, 2012, Psalm 23 is encouraging the community to submit a brief essay explaining why their nominee deserves the car. Essays should be no more than 500 words. Community members may nominate themselves, their friends, neighbours, anyone they personally know who deserves and would be in need of a used vehicle in great condition. Each participant should include their full name, address, phone number and email address. The nominees also must have a valid driver’s license and be capable of acquiring automobile insurance. Community members who wish to make a nomination should send their letters of nominations to… with the subject being “Car Giveaway.” The community can also mail their nominations to Box 387 Clinton, BC V0K 1K0.


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Memorial shoot slated for May 6 The Forest Grove and District Rod & Gun Club’s Hans Saenger Memorial Shoot is slated for May 6, starting at 1 p.m., at the Forest Grove shooting range. Saenger was the longtime president and heart of the club for many years. He passed away in 2008. The range is located just after the reserve coming from Forest Grove, behind the gravel pit. There will be signs on Canim-Hendrix Lake Road. There will be a trophy for the overall best shooter, and a barbecue to follow the competition. All shooters, especially other area gun club members, are welcome. Last year’s winner was Fred Junginger of Forest Grove, and there were about 15 shooters. For more information, call 250397-4126.

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Honour bestowed on Mr. Soccer Werner Heine of 100 Mile House was the recipient of the province’s prestigious British Columbia C o m m u n i t y Achievement Award. During a formal presentation at Government House on April 25, Heine, along with other recipients, was honoured with a certificate and a medallion designed by B.C. artist Robert Davidson. The citation Heine received was very praise-worthy: Werner Heine is Mr. Soccer in the South Cariboo. He believes in the power of sport for its effect on youth’s lifelong good physical health and mental well-being. “He led the development of new tournament soccer fields, realizing their importance to the community as a way to host provincial and regional tournaments. “He is currently head of a very successful youth refereeing program for the 100 Mile House & District Soccer Association, has been an organizer of the Terry Fox Run since 2000.” Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett nominated Heine and obtained the required


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Werner Heine, centre, received the prestigious British Columbia Community Achievement Award, presented by Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Ida Chong, and Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Steven L. Point, OBC. The ceremony took place in a formal presentation at Government House in Victoria on April 25. letters of support. “Nobody, in my opinion, could have done it the way Werner did, with the many hours and days he has spent putting the whole soccer project together.” It all came from

his vision, his efforts to allow children to play soccer and his ability to organize volunteers to work with them, Barnett explains. “It takes a lot of time and effort and vision to do the work

he’s done and he continues to do.” Heine was instrumental in bringing the 2011 U-15 B Cup Provincial Championships for both boys and girls to 100 Mile House, she adds.

Golfing great at the 108 course Starting May 8, the 108 Ladies Golf Club will be holding its Ladies Day on Tuesdays. There will be three start times at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Players are asked to sign up by Monday noon for Tuesday’s flight. Members are being encouraged to enjoy dinner at the Tatton Room. For more information, call the pro-shop at 250-791-5212 or Lorraine at 250-395-3391.

The club’s Ice Breaker starts 10 a.m. May 6 and the entry fee is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. This is random draw, four-person team fun tournament which includes nine holes of golf, lunch, and prizes. All are welcome, and the entry deadline is May 4. For more information and to register, call the pro shop at 250-791-5212 or Lorraine at 250-395-3391.

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Big boot... Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School’s Nika De Kok cleared the ball out of danger during a 4-1 loss against Ashcroft Secondary School on the PSO field April 18. The girls’ team competed in a tournament in Summerland just before teachers suspended extracurricular activities.

Author, 85, signing his first book, Chilcotin Yarns Heather Nelson Free Press

Local author and BC Cowboy Hall-ofFame member Bruce Watt will be introducing Chilcotin Yarns at a book signing at Nuthatch Books on May 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Getting three trucks and two horses stuck in the mud on “a good road” into British Columbia’s wild, remote Interior was just the start of Watt’s Chilcotin adventures and happened during his honeymoon, too. A consummate storyteller Watt tells it like it was and perhaps still is for many people calling this place home. “My family and friends encouraged me to write down some of my stories,”

Bruce Watt says Watt. At 85 years old, this first-time author says it took a couple of years to write the book. “Years ago, the kids gave me a recorder to tape some stories and, of course, I lost the recorder and had to go by memory.” The wildlife, landscape and quirky, down-to-earth people captivated Watt, and despite the hard work and challeng-

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ing conditions, the Watts put down roots. However, Watt says his first reaction to the country was “I’m not staying here.” He adds that moving to the Big Creek area of the Chilcotin in 1948 was the best decision he’s made and that’s he has had a great time. These yarns capture the adventure and humour of running a ranch, from roping cougars to close calls on cliff edges and other “typical” accidents. His stories of chasing horses, navigating the backcountry and getting five children off to school have a charm of their own.

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Rezoning/OCP Amendment ‒ 6810 Horse Lake Road

Rezoning/OCP Amendment ‒ Bell Road

7:00 p.m., May 9, 2012 at Interlakes Community Hall

7:30 p.m., May 9, 2012 at Interlakes Community Hall

OCP Amendment

OCP Amendment

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has received an applicaƟon to amend Cariboo Regional District South Cariboo Area Oĸcial Community Plan Bylaw No. 3100, 1995 by redesignaƟng the property described below:

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has received an applicaƟon to amend Cariboo Regional District Interlakes Area Oĸcial Community Plan No. 3906, 2004 by redesignaƟng the property described below:

Bylaw No. 4732 Part of the FracƟonal North 1/2 of District Lot 4071, Group 1, Lillooet District from Agricultural designaƟon to Rural ResidenƟal 1 designaƟon

Bylaw No. 4734 District Lot 4274, Lillooet District, Except Plans 42541 and 43651 from Lakefront ResidenƟal and Rural ResidenƟal 1 designaƟons to Rural ResidenƟal 2 designaƟon.

Purpose for RedesignaƟon: To create a parcel to provide for conƟnued residenƟal use and operaƟng space for a community based agricultural operaƟon.

Purpose for RedesignaƟon: To create a 20 lot residenƟal phased strata development including 2 shoreland common property areas and a trail access.

Rezoning Amendment

Rezoning Amendment

The CRD has also received an applicaƟon to amend Cariboo Regional South Cariboo Area Zoning Bylaw No. 3501, 1999 by rezoning the property described below:

The CRD has also received an applicaƟon to amend Cariboo Regional District South Cariboo Area Zoning Bylaw No. 3501, 1999 by rezoning the property described below:

Bylaw No. 4733 Part of the FracƟonal North 1/2 of District Lot 4071, Group 1, Lillooet District, from Resource/Agricultural (RA 1) zone to Rural 1 (RR 1) zone (minimum lot size – 4 ha)(maximum density – 1 lot with remainder)

Bylaw No. 4735 District Lot 4274, Lillooet District, Except Plans 42541 and 43651, from Rural 1 (RR 1) zone to Rural 2 (RR 2) zone (minimum lot size – 2 ha)(maximum density – 25 lots (20 proposed + 2 common property areas and a trail) (Current OCP designaƟon permits some 41 residenƟal lots)

Purpose for Rezoning: To create a parcel to provide for conƟnued residenƟal use and operaƟng space for a community based agricultural operaƟon.

Purpose for Rezoning: to create a 20 lot residenƟal phased strata development including 2 shoreland common property areas and a trail access.

The subject property is located at 6810 Horse Lake Road, as shown on the sketch plan below, and is owned by Allen and Margaret Furrer.

The subject property is located at Bell Road, as shown on the sketch plan below, and is owned by Lac Development Ltd.

Public hearings are for all persons who believe their interest in property is aīected by the proposed bylaws. The public hearings are to be held by a delegate of the Cariboo Regional District Board. A copy of the CRD resoluƟon is available for public inspecƟon.

Public hearings are for all persons who believe their interest in property is aīected by the proposed bylaws. The public hearings are to be held by a delegate of the Cariboo Regional District Board. A copy of the CRD resoluƟon is available for public inspecƟon.

WriƩen submissions regarding the proposed bylaw will also be received. These submissions may be submiƩed at the public hearing or should be received in the Cariboo Regional District oĸce at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4, (fax number 392-2812) fortyeight hours prior to the hearing. No further informaƟon or representaƟons can be considered by the CRD Board aŌer the public hearing.

WriƩen submissions regarding the proposed bylaw will also be received. These submissions may be submiƩed at the public hearing or should be received in the Cariboo Regional District oĸce at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4, (fax number 392-2812) fortyeight hours prior to the hearing. No further informaƟon or representaƟons can be considered by the CRD Board aŌer the public hearing.

The bylaw and an informaƟon package may be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District oĸce, 175 Airport Road, 100 Mile House, BC, V2J 2B8 between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from May 2, 2012 to May 9, 2012 inclusive (excepƟng public holidays). This informaƟon may also be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District oĸce at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from May 2, 2012 to May 9, 2012 inclusive (excepƟng public holidays). Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department of the CRD at 1-800-665-1636.

The bylaw and an informaƟon package may be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District oĸce, 175 Airport Road, 100 Mile House, BC, V2J 2B8 between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from May 2, 2012 to May 9, 2012 inclusive (excepƟng public holidays). This informaƟon may also be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District oĸce at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from May 2, 2012 to May 9, 2012 inclusive (excepƟng public holidays). Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department of the CRD at 1-800-665-1636.

Rick Brundrige, MCIP, Registered Planner Manager of Planning Services

Rick Brundrige, MCIP, Registered Planner Manager of Planning Services

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Trappers win cash in wolf competition Carole Rooney Free Press

The Third Annual Wolf Count and Score competition in Lac la Hache on April 7 went well, according to organizer Stuart Maitland, Cariboo Chilcotin Region 5 Guide Outfitters Association president. “This year, we had the Thompson Region 3 Guide Outfitters Association also join in.” Prizes were awarded to trappers in both regions with the most wolf entries and the best quality/best handled pelts from an $8000 “kitty” provided by both associations, he explains. Another $1,000 was provided from the BC Cattlemen’s Association (BCCA), also a first-time sponsor this year, but for Cariboo-Chilcotin entries only. There were a total of 143 wolf pelt entries from 29 people, Maitland says, adding some attended for pelt grading, while others had wolf kill evidence counted by verifiers in Kamloops, Quesnel, Clinton, Lac la Hache or Horsefly. About 35 people attended in person to bring pelts in for

the quality –and-handling competition, or as spectators, he notes. Winners included Gordie Roy who won Best Pelt and $1000, while Ken Phillips took second prize for $750. Most Entered prizes went to Al Madley in first place with 35 entries, who received $1,000 from the two guides and outfitters associations and another $500 from the BCCA. Roy was second with 19 entries and took home $750 from the guides and outfitters associations and $250 from the BCCA. Floyd Mueller was third with 10 entries, winning $500 and $250 respectively. Tied for fourth with eight entries each were Richard Arundel and Wayne Kirsh, each bringing home $250 from the guides and outfitters. Entries were up considerably from last year’s 80 pelts, Maitland says. “Each year, it’s getting better and better, and the main thing is keeping the predator population in check. They’ve had a population explosion in the past few years.” He adds it’s important to note these groups don’t want

Monika Paterson photo

At a recent Wolf Count and Score competition in Lac la Hache, area guide outfitters association presidents Bruce Ambler, left, and Stuart Maitland congratulate best pelt winner Gordie Roy and second prizewinner Ken Phillips. They are joined by South Cariboo Trappers Association president Paul Blackwell and pelt judge Brian Dack. to eliminate all of the wolves, but rather to protect a healthy number of moose, deer and other game animals, as well as helping the ranchers limit their livestock losses. “The last thing in the world we want to see is the wolves all gone. We always want to have a healthy population in check and in balance with the ungulate population.” Another 17 draws for $200 each were awarded among those entering wolf kills, Maitland explains.



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(foxtail) is wild grass that has barbed seeds. Check your pets daily, especially between the toes, underbelly, eyes, nose etc. If your pet is doing a lot of head shaking and ear scratching or constant sneezing or is experiencing pain, this can become a very serious problem if not discovered and properly treated. ‘For people who are proud of their pets.’ If spear grass has lodged itself in an ear canal or up the dog’s Mon. - Sat. 9:00am - 5:30pm nose, removal will require a trip to your local vet. 250-395-8935 VIEW ANIMALS AT: PINKNEY COMPLEX, HORSE LAKE RD.

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Advertisements should be read on the first publication date. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the first insertion. NO CASH REFUNDS AGREEMENT: It is agreed by any display or classified advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION: Advertisers are reminded that provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, colour, nationality, ancestry, place of origin, or age unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved. COPYRIGHT: Copyright and/ or property rights subsist in all editorial, photographic and advertising content appearing in any edition of the 100 Mile Free Press. Permission to reproduce wholly or in any part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or technical process in a publication, must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law. NO ADVERTISING ITEM WILL BE DISCLOSED TO ANYONE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION.

In Memoriam Gifts





Memorial Donations

In Memoriam

Business Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Please send the name of the deceased, name/address of next of kin and name/ address of donor for tax receipt (VISA/MC accepted) to: Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1P6. or Phone: 1-800-403-8222.

In Loving Memory of Gerry Leavitt Sept. 6, 1945 - May 9, 2009 We miss your laugh, your knowledge, your loving presence Love, Andy & Family Greenalls & Friends

Coming Events

Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0.


Memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children can be sent to: 3550 Waybourne Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3K9.

BUT remember to include: • your phone number (and area code) • category you want your ad in • number of weeks you want the ad to run. • your credit card number, name on card, expiry date, and verification code

The South Cariboo Health Foundation welcomes memorial gifts in support of our local Acute and Residential Health Care facilities, as well as, Community Health projects and activities. Mail donations to: S.C. Health Foundation, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 or drop them off at the hospital. Donations can be made to the Gideons by phoning 1-888-482-4253, using your credit card. The Gideons will send a card to the bereaved, so have their address handy. For funeral display or other information, contact Pete Penner at 791-6302 Donations may be sent to 100 Mile House Mural Society, 6221 Aalton Road, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E3



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Personals 60 YEAR OLD man looking for lady for companionship or relationship. Open to all cultures. Email: GET PAID to lose weight. $5,000 For Your Success Story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243.

Lost & Found LOST DOG: Lost Sat. April 28 at Mahood Falls parking lot. Boxer/bulldog mix, answers to “Izzy”. Brown brindle colour. Reward. Call 1-250-393-2247.

Employment Adult Care CAREGIVER REQUIRED for active disabled man, day shift Monday to Thursday. Caregiver needed for occasional evening and overnight. Both positions require: Basic First Aid Certificate, Valid driver’s license, references, physio training an asset. Send or fax resume to: PO Box 305 Forest Grove, BC V0K 1M0. Fax 250397-2517.

AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.

EMPLOYMENT ALERT. Some “ Work at Home” advertisements as well as some advertisements that appear to offer jobs usually sell information manuals and directions.

Career Opportunities

Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House SPCA can be sent to: Box 1948, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0.

Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon can be sent to: #203 - 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3.

to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or

Salter Watercraft, an inflatable boat company, is looking to expand it’s market. We are currently looking for distributors in northern BC. Please contact us at:,

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 5363 Dawson Rd. 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E1. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society can be sent to: Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0



Full time Certified Dental Assistant required for team orientated family dental practice. Awesome wage and benefits package. Apply by resume to: 121 N. 1st Avenue, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Y7 Fax (250) 398-8633 or by E-mail Visit our website

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Education/Trade Schools 21 WEEK HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Prepare for a Career in Heavy Equipment Operation. Introducing our new Apprenticeship Program which includes: • • •

ITA Foundation ITA HEO Theory Multi Equipment Training (Apprenticeship hours logged) Certificates included are: • Ground Disturbance Level 2 • WHMIS • Traffic Control • First Aid Reserve your seat for June 4, 2012. Taylor Pro Training Ltd at 1-877-860-7627 APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: EXCLUSIVE “THINKBIG” Mechanic Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma and mechanical aptitude required. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888999-7882;

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Help Wanted


For further detail on this week’s job postings get in touch with us.

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Retail Merchandiser • Sales Consultants Sales Clerk • Cashier • Merchandise Receiver • Wrangler/Ranch Hand Dishwasher Bartender • Servers Cooks AutoCAD Draftsman Log Home Builder • 1st Aid Attendant • Casual Meat Cutter • Youth Zone Community • Support Worker Care Giver

Traffic Control Persons Manager Bookkeeper /Sales Golf Course Maintenance Workers Primary Care Paramedics & Emergency Medical Responders Driver Parts/Sales Person 3 Program Workers Administrative Assistant

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THE ONE and only Harley Davidson Technician Training Program in Canada. GPRC Fairview Campus. 15 week program. Current H-D motorcycle training aids. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882;

Help Wanted ROOFER: Are you interested in renewing our roof? Approx 2500 sq. ft. 250-396-7221.

Help Wanted 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. CONCRETE Pump Operator required in Salmon Arm area. Must have experience Call Pete (1-250)833-5722 FINANCE MANAGER needed for our company . Applicant must speak english fluently ,have good computer and typing skills . Must speak english fluently . Any job experience can apply . Salary is $2900 monthly. Send email to: if interested . Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at Fax resume to 250-287-9259 LOOKING for reliable cleaning lady at resort on Canim Lake. P/T from May - Sept. Must have experience and own transportation. 250-397-2243.

Chartreuse Moose Requires Motivated Team Member Do you feel pride in creating a consistently superior product and providing the best customer service? We need to add a senior kitchen prep/cook and are willing to train the right individual. Only those available for morning shifts on any day will be considered. We provide Medical/Dental coverage and a mature fun environment. If you thrive working in a fast paced kitchen and are willing to work hard, bring your resumé with references to The Chartreuse Moose Cappuccino Bar & Bistro. (Across from Donex on Birch Ave.) Resumés will be accepted in person, between 7am to 10:30am and 2:30pm to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. No phone calls please.

Cariboo Regional District


EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Project Coordinator Development of Wheelchair Accessible Wilderness Trails The Cariboo Regional District is requesƟng expressions of interest and proof of qualiĮcaƟons from potenƟal project coordinators to coordinate the development of wheelchair accessible wilderness trails in the Cariboo ChilcoƟn. The project will entail adapƟng at least 14 regional priority trails in rural communiƟes, including the 108 Mile Ranch, Lac La Hache, Kosta’s Cove (Ten Mile Lake), HorseŇy, the 100 Mile DemonstraƟon Forest, Gavin Lake, the Interlakes Community Hall wetland, Alexis Creek, Blessing’s Grave site, Stanley Cemetery site, Likely, Hallis Lake, Churn Creek Protected Area, Russet Bluī and the Bouchie Lake area. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Complete informaƟon regarding this Call for Expressions of Interest can be found on the Cariboo Regional District website at QuesƟons regarding this Call for Expressions of Interest may be directed to Darron Campbell, Manager of Community Services, at 250-392-3351 or SUBMISSIONS: Expressions of Interest may be submiƩed up to 3:30 pm on Monday, May 21, 2012.

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Help Wanted

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Therapy Groups

Home Care

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NURSES, Care Aides, Home Cleaners - Bayshore Home Health is hiring casual, on-call RNs, LPNs, certiďŹ ed care aides and experienced home cleaners. If you are: empathetic; personable; possess an outstanding work ethic; a “can doâ€? attitude; a passion for superior client service, and a reliable vehicle, forward your resume to

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings in 100 Mile area: Mondays noon at #10 Scenic Place Estates. Tuesdays, 8pm, St. Timothy’’s Church. Thursdays 7:30pm, 108 Community Centre. Saturday night ďŹ reside family group 8pm, 100 Mile United Church. Sundays 7:30pm, south Cariboo Community Health Centre,rear entrance. 250-791-5286, 250395-4646, 250-395-6154, 250395-5368

THE Williams Lake Association for Community Living is seeking responsible individuals / families with a wheelchair accessible home in the 100 Mile House area to provide care in your home for an adult affected by developmental and physical disabilities. Experience / relationships with people affected by a developmental disability is a must. Interested individuals will undergo a home study, including a criminal record check. Please contact the Director of Operations at 250-305-4243 for more information.

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

COORDINATOR OF THE CENTRAL INTERIOR RURAL DIVISION OF FAMILY PRACTICE The Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice is a new nonproďŹ t society that aims to support and strengthen primary health care in the region. The Division is seeking a P/T Coordinator for its operations. The Coordinator will: Set up and maintain the division as a non-proďŹ t organization support the work of the Board plan and implement public information, research, and other projects in support of family physicians in the region, build relationships with family physicians, health care partner organizations The successful candidate should be able to work with family physicians, build and maintain strong relationships, communicate professionally in a variety of situations and have strong ofďŹ ce and organizational leadership skills. Starting rate is commensurate with experience and will begin on a contractual basis. For a complete job posting, please send an email to: c i rd @ d i v i s i o n s b c . c a with the subject “Division Job Posting request.â€? IF YOU would like to volunteer for the residents of Mill Site Lodge/Fischer Place Care Homes, then please join our auxiliary. We meet the ďŹ rst Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mill Site Lodge boardroom. For info call Shelly at 250-791-9277. JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN required immediately for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealership in Salmon Arm, BC. Proven producer, good attitude, quality workmanship a must. Excellent wage and beneďŹ t package. Contact Pat - phone 250-832-8053, fax 250-8324545, email: SALES CLERK Part time position that may lead to Full time. Must be friendly, outgoing and have good customer service skills, Cosmetic experience and/or interest in cosmetics an asset. Position involves working Saturdays. Send or drop off resume: Attention Dave Dickie Donex Pharmacy & Department Store PO Box 40 145 Birch Ave 100 Mile House V0K 2E0 SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES Panorama Mountain Village is looking to ďŹ ll a variety of summer positions. To see full job descriptions and apply go to employment

Medical/Dental MARIPOSA Gardens in Osoyoos seeking FT Recreational Therapist/Manager. Resume & Cover to RNS - Bayshore Home Health is recruiting casual on-call nurses. Assessment, supervision, foot care, IV drug therapy or training experience preferred. Weekday afternoon availability ideal. Competitive salary and beneďŹ ts. Resumes and references to

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

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SALES CLERK Part-time position that may lead to full-time. Must be friendly, outgoing and have good customer service skills. Cosmetic experience and/or interest in cosmetics an asset. Position involves working Saturdays Send or drop off resume attention: Dave Dickie Donex Pharmacy & Department Store PO Box 40, 145 Birch Ave 100 Mile House V0K 2E0

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STORE MANAGERS AND MANAGERS IN TRAINING If you have a proven track record in management and are energetic, hard-working, and enjoy a fast-paced work environmwent, a career with A&W may be for you. We offer an excellent compensation and incentive package. Please send resume by email to OR Fax to 250-275-6707

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100 Mile House A&W is looking to fill Daytime Kitchen and Front Positions starting at $10.75 an hour. Please apply in person at 121 Cariboo Hwy North, 100 Mile House. 250-395-3451 or at

GENERAL CONTRACTOR Custom Homes, Renovations, Landscaping, Driveways, Excavating - All wheel steer loader Timber Frame, Post & Beam & Log Accents

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Misc. Wanted


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

*WARNING* -Ads reading, “Free to a good home”, have the potential to attract individuals that see your family pet as a way to make $$money through any number of undesirable situations; i.e. selling to animal testing labs or in the case of horses, the slaughter house. Contact the SPCA at 250-395-5303 for information on successfully placing your pet in the right kind of home. Leave a message and a volunteer will get back to you.

BOXLINERS: (2 avail) for full size pickup trucks. Like new, $50 each. 250-706-8111. 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.

WANTED: Old lever action Winchester & Marlin rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

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250-706-8111 STAIRS TREE SERVICE: All aspects of tree service, reasonable rates. Call El Stairs 778-482-2218

Merchandise for Sale

Antiques / Vintage

Approximately 32 ft. long Has legs so that it sits on the bottom or can easily be converted to a floating dock.

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

$1000 obo 250-396-7775

Camera Equipment

MANUFACTURED pure wood shavings: natural product, high quality, low cost, bulk bagged shaving for livestock, pets, gardens. Custom hauling available. Call New Cal Rabbit Farm 250-395-3336 or 250706-8972. OLDER 10x40 Knight trailer. Nice shape. All appliances, jet tub, some furniture. Must be moved. $4000, or any reasonable offer. Worth a look! Ph. 250-395-2944. ONE STOP shopping, get a million different products here. High quality, 20% less than Walmart, vitamins, health, nutrition, cosmetics, jewelry, cleaners, soaps, shampoos, guaranteed; SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info and DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT

Pets & Livestock

LIKE NEW Kodak C360 digital zoom camera kit for $50. Ask for Chris at 250-395-2219.

Feed & Hay


BARN stored, alfalfa/brome mix. Good quality hay. $4 per bale. 250-397-2525. GOOD quality square bales, grass/alfalfa mix. Baled with no rain. $3-$6 per bale. 250397-2378. Delivery available. HAY FOR SALE: Good quality, no rain, $3.50/bale. Can deliver. 250-945-9944. Hay for Sale square bales, alfalfa mix $4.00 each 250 567-9813 Vanderhoof HORSE HAY for sale 60+lb. bales. $6 a bale or $200 a ton. 250-395-2944. SMALL square bales of mixed alfalfa grass hay, barn stored. Hillpoint Farms.250-791-6652.

Livestock Foundation Bred Buckskin Quarter Horse Stud (cutting line), Kruggerrand Black Angus Bull & grass Calves for sale. (250)546-9766 Horse & Tack Auction Sat May 12th at 11:30 am. 4071 McLean Rd. Quesnel. Please consign early. Call BC Auctions 250-9922459 or 250-983-1239.

FIREWOOD all split & cut from 12” to 48”. $130 per cord (4x4x8). Free delivery. Chris, 250-706-3043. Stacking Avail. HEAT your entire home, domestic water and more with the Classic OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. Dual fuel ready models available. Call Today. Cameo Plumbing & Heating (250)395-3535.

Garden Equipment HONDA FR800 Rototiller. Virtually new. $1200. Call 250395-6029.

Heavy Duty Machinery BLUE CHIP forklift. Lifts 12,000 lbs. 4wd. $3300 obo. 250-397-0257.

Misc. for Sale

SPCA - Your best choice in pets. 250-395-5303 The SPCA needs 2 to 3 phone volunteers to answer the emergency line. Suits retired or semi-retired individuals. Also, temporary foster homes needed. Please call 250-3955303 and leave a message.

2 FREE STANDING stereo computer speakers; volume, bass and treble controls. Exc. sound. Like new w/box, $20.00. Sony 17” LCD monitor SDM-HS73. Beautiful 1280 x 1024 resolution. Like new, in box. $120.00. Sony DVD/CD player w/Dolby digital. Complete with remote/manual. $20.00, in very good cond. Toshiba DVD player. ColorStream connections. DTS; Dolby digital complete w/remote. $25.00. 250-395-6179. BF GOODRICH T/A tires: 4 P205 60x15 R, good condition with 70% remaining. $120. Phone 250-395-6179.

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Sporting Goods USED GOLF CARTS, excellent condition, with warranties. Call to view. 250-395-4775.


Real Estate

South Cariboo Branch

Acreage for Sale

CMHA-SCB is now taking applications for our affordable family housing development, located on Cariboo Trail and Jens Street, 100 Mile House B.C. Application forms can

LAND for sale by owner. $149,000. 65 acres surrounded by Crown Land. Approx. 35 acres yearly producing hay meadow. 30 head range use permit. Thomas Rd., property is 2.6 Km off Hwy. 24. Sheridan Lake area (east of 100 Mile). Contact Dan Lytton: 250-593-4135.

For Sale By Owner NEW HOME: 4904 Kitwanga. $239,000. Financing avail. rent to own, trade. (Realtors 2% commission) 250-395-1730.

Misc. Wanted WE BUY GOLD & SILVER in every form. Open every Saturday 10am - 3pm. 205 Birch Ave., 100 Mile House 250-395-3034 We are CLOSED May 5-June 13

Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-863-3082

Garage Sales

GA RAG E SA LE K IT 100 MILE HOUSE: Sat. May 5 at 470 Balsam St. from 9am 2pm. Large variety of stuff.

UPPER RANCHETTES: Multi family. May 5 & 6, 8:30am 4pm. At 5992 Valleyview Dr. Household items, entertainment unit and much more!

100 MILE HOUSE: St. Jude’s Church, 5691 Horse Lake Rd., Garage & Bake sale, Sat. May 5, from 9am-3pm. 108 MILE: Garage sale. Lots of tools, big & small. Household items. Sat. May 5, 8am 2pm, no early birds. 4994 Smith Rd. 108 MILE RANCH: 4992 Smith Rd.,Sat. May 5 from 8am-2pm. Something for everyone! 108 RANCH: Sat. May 5, 9am to ??, at 4903 Telqua Dr. No early birds.

VENDORS WANTED: Have your garage sale at the Lac La Hache VFD fundraiser on May 26, at the Lac La Hache Community Hall. Table rentals $20 each, outside space $12. For more info call Norman or Brenda at 250-396-7144. Or if you have any unwanted items to donate, it would be appreciated.

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BUY A GARAGE SALE PACKAGE AT THE 100 MILE FREE PRESS AND WE’LL HELP YOU HAVE A GREAT SALE! 10 TIPS TO A GREAT SALE! 1. Place your advertisement for 2 weeks in our classified section. 2. Call friends and neighbours to see if they’d like to do a sale together. The bigger the selection, the more customers you’ll have. 3. Give yourself a couple of days to get organized. 4. Gather boxes, newspapers, and bags to use during the sale to package purchases. 5. Set your dates and times. The first and middle of the month are paydays for many people. 6. Take the time to clean up your items… products will sell better when they look “taken care of.” 7. Make the most of your display by setting up in a visible area such as the front yard, the driveway or near the curb. Don’t tuck yourself and your merchandise in a dark garage. 8. Label everything for sale with tape. Price it so you might consider buying it for yourself. 9. Before the sale, go to the bank. Get plenty of small bills and change to have on-hand. Keep a calculator handy for quick adding. 10. Be an entrepreneur. Make extra money by selling canned sodas, lemonade, etc., to shoppers. If you have kids, have them do this! In the Pinkney Complex on Horse Lake Road in 100 Mile House


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Apt/Condo for Rent

Mobile Homes & Pads

BC HOUSING is now accepting applications for housing from persons 55 years and older as well as disabled persons 19 years of age and older. Eligible tenants pay 30% of gross monthly income for rent. For applications contact: 250395-4743 or 1-800-834-7149. PARKVIEW APTS: 1 BDRM apt for rent renovated, downtown 100 Mile. $550/mo, 2 bdrm $650, bachelor $450. Includes heat. (250)395-3660 or (250)706-9144

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Commercial/ Industrial 1700 SQ FT commercial building for rent. Comprises of 600 sq ft of workshop and 2 bay area, 1100 sq ft ofďŹ ce space. Lots of parking. Easy highway access. 997 Alder Avenue. $1100 per month. Available June 1st. 1-250-617-8022. NEWLY renovated retail space available @ 355 Birch ave. 100 Mile. formerly the Tip Top bldg call Janet 250395-2545

Cottages / Cabins CABIN for rent, Lone Butte area, $400 per month. Call after 6pm (250)395-2005

Duplex / 4 Plex 100 MILE: 4 bedroom duplex, 4 bathrooms, fenced back yard. $775. (250)397-0161 1 BDRM SUITE. Nice clean unit in 4-plex in 100 Mile $700/mo + util. Jim 250-395-2550. 3 BDRM duplex in Forest Grove. $700/month + utilities. Ref. req. No dogs. $500 DD. Call after 3pm: 250-397-2754. AVAIL. May 1st: Two 2 bdrm, renovated apts, in downtown 100 Mile. $550/mon each, ref. req. No dogs. Call 250-4567314. DUPLEX in 100 Mile. 2 bdrms up & 1 down. Large yard. Avail. immed. $750/mon. 250395-4591 or cell 250-395-0691 LARGE 1 bdrm $510 plus util. N/S. N/P. 10 min. to 100 Mile. Avail. May 1st. 250-397-2126.

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 BDRM mobile, on a nice lot in the Anderson subdivision. Avail. now. $600/mo. 250706-8561. 2 BDRM recently renovated, in 100 Mile House. F,S,W,D, workshop. $650/mon. No pets. Wood stove. 250-396-7185, 250-706-4046.

ONE empty mobile home pad, #50 at Park Drive Estates. 250-395-3268.


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Trucks & Vans

BIG FOOT Sightings! New 2012 Bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024

1994 GMC pick-up, 4 wheel drive. $2000 car stereo. $1000, ďŹ rm. 250-791-5215.

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ROOM to rent. 10 min from 100 Mile House. Own bathroom, access to w/d, shared kitchen, N/S. Rent includes utilities. 250-706-7106.

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Suites, Lower 2 BDRM basement suite in 100 Mile, $575 per month. Heat & hydro included. Covered parking. 250-397-0161.


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

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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

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2004 Grande Cherokee Ltd. Every available option including sunroof. 143,000 kms. Fresh paint, 2 sets of tires, V8, lady driven. Arguably the nicest one in the Cariboo. First $12,700 takes. 250-395-2352

318 auto power everything Silver Beautiful shape 130,000kms very well maintained new brakes good tires including snows very clean reliable car

Please be advised that Katherine Rose and Brian Ronald Rogers are proposing to remove 4.6ha of private land from Woodlot Licence W812 located in the vicinity of Horse Lake (Valhalla Road and Netherlands Road).

$1500 obo. call 250-945-9450

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1997 Slumber Queen 25.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5th wheel, awning, good tires, brakes, vent covers, hitch, in very good cond. Ready to go camping, can deliver. $6,350. Call 250-395-4925.

Inquiries/comments to this proposal must be submitted to Katherine Rogers, 5699 Slack Road, Smithers, BC, V0J 2N2, by June 2, 2012.

2004 TOYOTA 4-Runner SR5 V6 - 5sp Automatic 80,000 kms Full load Trailer package N/S Summer & Winter tires & rims Running Boards Excellent Condition $17,500 ďŹ rm 250-706-9546

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Request for Proposals CCBAC invites applicants for two part-time contracting positions: 1.) CCBAC Manager Summary of Function: Includes: Managing the day-to-day operations of the CCBAC in concert with the policies and directives of the CCBAC Board; organizing, facilitating and supporting CCBAC meetings; developing and implementing Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) mitigation projects; providing oversight and guidance to other CCBAC contractors; and ďŹ nancial management responsibilities as delegated by the Board. 2.) CCBAC Administrative Coordinator Summary of Function: Includes: Organizing CCBAC Board meetings; taking and circulating Board meeting minutes; managing CCBAC correspondence; managing CCBAC website content; and undertaking project management duties as delegated by the CCBAC manager and Board. Interested applicants must submit a completed RFP Response Package electronically via e-mail to: Lisa. NO LATER THAN 4PM MAY 17, 2012. RFP RESPONSE PACKAGE MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: 1. A Completed Position Questionnaire (attached to the full Position Descriptions) 2. A current Resume 3. A List of three contract/employment references with telephone contact information Full position descriptions and copies of the Position Questionnaires are available on the CCBAC website at CCBAC thanks all applicants but only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Only written inquiries received by the above date will be responded to. Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting Katherine Rogers at 250-877-3900.

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1999 FORD F150. 320,000 kms. New alternator, started & tauna cover. Well looked after. $4000. 250-791-6647.

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Buffalo Creek students had a busy month BUFFALO CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ROVING REPORTERS Hello everyone and welcome to our monthly Buffalo Creek School news update. This month, Taiya Wrzesien, Shelby Fauklin and Allan Faulkner are the roving reporters for April. Last month, we had our recognition assembly we have every month. We had a delightful performance from Leslie Dickson’s K-3 class. They recited The Three Little Pigs, with awesome enthusiasm and energy.

At the assembly, we had a few of our students recognized. Wylon Hall won a bronze medal at the District Science Fair after winning first place at our school science fair. Lorna Dixon, Riggs Daigle and Dayton Butler won the Accelerated Reader book draw. Karl Heimdallson, Tyler Guimond and Brandon McMillan won the Buffalo Bill Draw for showing exceeding effort last month.

We also gave happy birthday wishes to Aaron Graham and Wylon Hall. In April, we had a fun and energetic visit from two of the B.C. Lions players, Jason Arakgi and John Hameister-Ries. That was super fun! We played many games while also learning about saving energy and keeping our Earth healthy. This was called Green Action for the Earth. Also in April, we had a few free hot lunches. A couple of them included ham and scalloped potatoes and pancakes with fruit. They all tasted delicious.

More than just loans to help students get job skills Each year, thousands of British Columbia students enrol in classes at post-secondary institutions all over the province with programs ranging from trades and technology training to bio-medical engineering and research. To help pay for their education, many will choose to access some form of financial assistance: scholarships, bursaries, help from family or parents, or a government-sponsored student loan. In addition to paying the interest on students’ loans until they’ve finished school, taxpayers also help through the province’s loan-reduction and loan-forgiveness programs. These two programs are designed to help students who finish their studies by reducing or forgiving their loans and making it easier for graduates to get out of debt faster. The loan-reduction program offers a financial incentive for students to complete their studies, with reductions automatically applied to their loans. Last year,

approximately 21,000 B.C. students were able to benefit from $38.5 million in loan reductions. These benefits multiply when students choose in-demand, skilled professions, such as nurse, nurse practitioner, midwife or occupational therapist, and agree to work in under-served

communities for up to three years. In this situation, B.C.’s loan forgiveness program will forgive 33 per cent of their student loans each year they work in the community. More than 300 B.C. students received $2 million through the BC Loan Forgiveness program last year.

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On April 20, our school band played at the annual 100 Mile Festival of the Arts. Soon after, we had a special guest Boris Sichon. He showed us many musical instruments from all kinds of different countries from around the world. The school also did a “Jeans Day,” which is a day when we support the BC Children’s Hospital. The Grade 4-7 students are going to Eliza Archie Memorial School to play at the floor hockey jamboree. We hope you enjoyed this month’s Buffalo Creek update.

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Taiya Wrzesien, left, Allan Faulkner and Shelby Fauklin volunteered to write the first column from Buffalo Creek Elementary School. It highlights the events the student population is participating in.

Obituaries BARKELY Irene

1918-2012 Our mother passed away peacefully on April 25, 2012 at Fischer Place. She will be sorely missed by her many friends. Mom was predeceased by her husband Arlo and son Michael (Magoo). She is survived by son Bruce and daughter Evelyn (Greg); grandchildren Frankie (Bill) and Ethan, and greatgrandchildren Levi and Alexa Nelson. Irene enjoyed a full and fruitful life in her home on Sheridan Lake. All who knew her, truly loved her. A private family service will take place in the summer at Roe Lake. A very heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful care ~Bruce & Ev Barkely providers at Fischer Place.


Roger Emmitt Roger Emmitt Eakin passed away April 23, 2012 at his residence in Oliver, B.C. He was born April 27, 1924 in Oakridge, Lane County, Oregon. Immigrated to Canada at the age of one where he lived and worked mostly in the Cariboo, North Thompson area. Was married to his wife Ruby for 45 years until the time of her passing. Originally cleared and built “Lac des Roches” (currently known as Eagle Island) fishing resort, in the Bridge Lake area. Roger was an active member of the Lion’s Club in Little Fort, as well as an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and camping alike. Was well respected in all of his communities of residence. Roger was predeceased by his wife Ruby, brother Jim, sister Emaline, and is survived by his sister Verneta Bruce of Hinton, Alberta; son Robert (Bob) Rowan, wife Jennifer of Nanaimo, B.C.; daughter Loraine Pearson, spouse Peter of Oliver, B.C.; and four grandchildren: Gladys, Linda, Robert Rowan and Curtis Pearson, all of their respective communities. No service will be held at this time. A private family celebration will be held at a future date.

JOHNSON June Irica

June passed away peacefully on April 26, 2012 at 91 years of age. She will be lovingly remembered by her family: son Dale (Elaine), daughter Diane (David); grandchildren Cara, Niall, Craig and great-grandson Rane. Husband Jack, son Bruce and grandson Ben predeceased her. June was intelligent, outgoing and a gentle spirit. She loved gardening, and created several beautiful gardens in her time. Reading and playing bridge were favourite pastimes. She made many friends in the communities in which she lived. To her family, June was unhesitatingly loving, loyal, selfless and giving. To all that she did, she brought integrity and a concern for the well being of others. She will remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at Trinity Care Centre in Penticton for the exemplary care they provided to both June and Jack. Condolences may be sent to the family through

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Cyclist crosses continent to raise awareness for North Korean refugees Carole Rooney Free Press

Prince George resident Levi Ammundsen, 20, is cycling across the continent and back to raise awareness for human rights in North Korea. Ammundsen left his home travelling south on April 15 and passed through the South Cariboo four days later on his way to Washington, where he says he will “dip his wheels in the Pacific Ocean” at Larrabee State Park and officially start his trans-continental journey. The trip will see him cycle east across the United States to Boston, north to Montreal and then back west across Canada, camping along the way. Ammundsen says he hopes to complete the 11,000-kilometre trip and be home in Prince George by September.

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Levi Ammundsen, 20, is cycling across the United States to the East Coast and then back west across Canada from Montreal to British Columbia. He’s raising awareness for human rights in North Korea and helping to fund refugee escapes.

When his winter snow-removal job ended, Ammundsen notes he was looking for something to do for the summer, and says has always wanted to travel across the continent “just to see if I could do it.” It was only after he began setting up the trip Ammundsen had the idea to fundraise, he explains. “My friend was doing a school paper on North Korean refugees, so I decided to take that up as an [awareness] cause while I was travelling. He is also raising donations for Liberty in North Korea (LINK), an organization that helps refugees from in the country. “The funds I’m collecting are going to help refugees travel a harrowing journey across the northern border of North Korea, then

travel thousands of kilometres directly through China to safe havens in Southeast Asia.” All donations are made online at Ammundsen’s link on a fundraiser webpage at www.stayclassy. org/fundraise?fcid= 194764 and go straight to the charity, he notes. “If you donate through there, the money goes directly to LINK, so I don’t have to handle it on the road.” More information on the plight of North Koreans is also posted on the website. His parents are supportive of his trip, Ammundsen notes, and helping to set up accommodation. To follow his journey, folks can find him at “LAmmundsen” on Twitter.


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Working together to prevent child sexual abuse The most conservative estimates indicate approximately 10 per cent of boys and 20 per cent of girls in British Columbia have been the victims of sexual abuse. April 15-21 was Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Week in B.C., and it was held to recognize the devastating impacts of child sexual abuse and the importance of working together to keep children safe. Sexual abuse may be associated with a host of personal, social and health problems, including the loss of self-esteem, relationship problems, mental health problems, problematic substance use, economic hardship, homelessness and suicide. Public awareness, community education and clinical services and support for children, youth

and families, including those provided by Sexual Abuse Intervention Programs (SAIP) throughout B.C., are key to addressing the issue. The Ministry of Children and Family Development provides funding for 49 SAIP agencies. Overall funding for the SAIP program has increased from $2.9 million in 2007/08 to a present level of $5.2 million. Supports and services, such as counselling, are also provided by community-based Child and Youth Mental Health teams. The province also operates Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) units, which provide specialized medical assessment for children and youth who have been, or are suspected of being sexually and/or physically abused. The SCAN units are located in every

region of the province. There is a toll-free 24 hour helpline for children (3101234) that can be accessed from anywhere in B.C. No area code is required. Anyone can call, including children or youth who need help, parents in crisis who are afraid they might hurt their children, or anyone who knows or suspects a child is being abused or neglected. For information on the indicators of child abuse, how to report suspected abuse and a range of childwelfare and child-protection resources, visit www.mcf. index.htm. For information on the ministry community-based, Child and Youth Mental Health programs and services in the province, go to tal_health/.

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B.C. Liberals retain big lead in donations By Tom Fletcher Black Press

The B.C. Liberal Party has slipped in public opinion polls, but it’s still far out in front in the race for donations. Financial statements released on April 5 by Elections BC show the B.C. Liberals collected more than $8.9 million in political contributions in 2011. About $5 million of that came from corporations, with most of the rest from individuals. The British Columbia NDP collected $4.4 million in political contributions last year. The vast majority was individual donations, with $831,000 from unions and about $230,000 from corporations and businesses. Large individual donations to the B.C. Liberals included $100,000 each from Richard Ilich and John S. Major, $50,000 from Teck Corp. chairman Norm Keevil, and $50,000 from Gwyn Morgan, the former EnCana CEO who now serves as an advisor to Premier Christy Clark. Companies controlled by Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini donated a total of $128,000. Other corporate donors included Cactus Restaurants Ltd., which donated $42,500, and Earl’s with more than $24,000, despite the B.C. Liberal government’s imposition of the Harmonized Sales Tax and increases to the provincial minimum wage. Railways, forest and pharmaceutical firms also lined up to donate to the B.C. Liberals, a trend that has seen the party collect roughly double the amount of the NDP over the

past decade. Natural gas producer EnCana gave the B.C. Liberals $146,200, and the largest single donation of $210,000 came from Va n c o u v e r - b a s e d mining company Goldcorp Inc. The B.C. Liberals finished 2011 with more than $1.5 million in the bank, although loans and other liabilities leave it with a surplus of just under $400,000 with an election slightly more than a year away. The NDP finished 2011 with a deficit of nearly $100,000, in a year when both major parties had leadership conventions as well as regular costs of operation. The BC Conservative Party is going into two April

19 byelections with $124,780 in the bank. Donations from individuals in 2011 total nearly $70,000, and account for most of the party’s 2011 income. Its biggest donors are Ian G. Pyper and Margaret Pyper, who donated $5,000 each to the BC Conservatives last year. The party also got $5,000 each from Cobra Venture Corp. and Perpetuity Investments Ltd., along with a third corporate donation of $1,000. Both the NDP and B.C. Conservatives call for an end to corporate and union donations to provincial political parties, a rule that already applies to federal parties.






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Festival of the Arts 2012 April 27

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See Friday’s The Cariboo Connector for more photos and see next Wednesday’s Free Press for the Festival results.

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Good times at Spring Fling Dance LONE BUTTE HORSE LAKE KAREN SCHUURMAN 250-644-1555

Things were swinging until the early hours at the Spring Fling Dance held recently at the community hall. Mark Allen kept everyone on the dance floor and this writer joined in for a little Janis Joplin and “Bobby McGee.” There was a good turnout from near and far. A big thank-you goes out the fire chief Jaret Scott and his group of volunteer firefighters who provided safe rides home to anyone who wanted to play it safe after a fun night out. PAC Fundraising The Horse Lake Elementary School Parents Advisory

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Lone Butte Volunteer Fire Department chief Jaret Scott, back left, Kevin Kurath and Jon Grieve, and Tiziano Vercelli, front left, Mary Carter, who was doing door duty, Alton Krantz and Keith Fleing wait to give party goers a safe ride home. Committee members have been selling raffle tickets with all proceeds going toward new playground equipment. They are also selling some great cookbooks with submissions from both parents and students from years gone-by. It is a great deal at $5 and, of course, we all know the money raised is going toward good school causes.

Lone Butte Rocks If you haven’t already, mark your calendars for the Fourth Annual Lone Butte Rocks community celebration. We will be having a car show, numerous crafts and art creations for sale, as well as garage sale and flea market items up for grabs. The local businesses will all be participating with some great deals to be had, and a poker


at 100 Mile House Save-On-Foods for our Ranchers Appreciation Day. Come down and support our local 4-H Clubs.

11am - 3pm • Beef on a Bun All proceeds go to the local 4-H Clubs

run will make visiting these local venues even more enticing. There will be the “kids’ zone” for the little ones and the firefighters will be hosting an open house with hotdogs, drinks and fire truck

rides, too. We also have a full afternoon of live entertainment lined up on stage outside, including a pie-eating contest, so bring your lawn chairs and plan for a full day of fun. If you would like to book a space for arts and crafts, contact Pat McKay at 250395-2114. If you have garage sale items to sell or donate to the Lone Butte Historical Association, call Gayle Jones at 250-395-5193, or if you would like to be part of the enter-

tainment or learn more about getting involved in any other capacity, call Heather Nelson at 250-3953588 or the writer. Contact Writer If you have community events, get-well, birthday or anniversary wishes or news you would like to share, please call me at 250-644-1555 or e-mail to triumph750@bc I would love to hear from you and put your news in the column.

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Get your jive on with the cast of Grease By Monika Paterson

Come enjoy the fastpaced, high-energy production of Grease, which will be presented by the 100 Mile House Junior Secondary Musical Theatre, May 9-12. This year ’s toetapping, hip-shaking musical includes Grade 7 students from Horse Lake Elementary School, Grade 8s and 9s from the host school, as well as some Grade 10 and 11 students from Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School. So slap on your saddleback shoes and slick back your hair and tie up those ponytails to join the cool and cute students to revisit the ‘50s. Grease is named for the 1950s North American

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Students in the drama class at 100 Mile House Junior Secondary practised for their upcoming production of Grease in the scene where Sandy talks to the other girls in her school about her new crush on Danny. working-class youth subculture known as the greasers. The original

musical follows 10 high school teenagers as they navigate the complexities

of love, cars, and driveins, wrapped in song and dance to the sounds of

early rock ‘n roll. Director Todd Lund is resurrecting this classical musical, as this is the third time Grease has been performed at the school. He directed the show in 2000 and the photographs he found in the dusted off files indicated Grease was presented in the ‘80s and consistently since 1992, including farces and musicals. The current cast of students includes Dorean Storz as Danny Zucko, and Shayla Bachmier in the role of Sandy Dumbrowski. The rest of the T-Bird gang includes Edward Parker, Tim Cuttler and Robert Parma. Kassidy Haggstrom plays Betty Rizzo, Nicki Sigioun is Frenchie and Jada Glen plays the role

of Marty. With this popular longtime classic, Lund says he believes it will attract audiences from ages seven to 107. “I think it is the highenergy dance and rock ‘n roll songs that appeal to everyone,” Lund says. “It is also wonderful to watch the transformations students make as they turn back the clock to the fabulous ‘50s.” So, come out and support the students in the strong community tradition of quality musical theatre productions. Folks can purchase their tickets for Grease at Didi’s, Donex, and the 100 Mile House Junior Secondary office for $10 each. Doors open at 6.30 p.m. shows starting at 7 p.m.


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The South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department ladies auxiliary will hold its annual garage and bake sale on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new fire hall on South Green Lake Road. There will be baked goods, books, housewares and much more. The hotdog stand

Fire call On April 22, the 70 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department (70MHVFD) was called out to attend to a semi-trailer. The truck was on Highway 97 at Cunningham Road and smoke was visible from some of the tires. The firefighters cooled down the affected areas with minimal damage to the truck. Poker tourney The 70MHVFD

will hold a poker tournament on May 12 at the 70 Mile Community Hall. Doors open at 11 a.m. and play starts at 1 p.m. Food will be available. To register, call Elaine at 250-4567391.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and play starts at 7. For more information, call Vic at 250-456-2321. Bookmobile The Thompson Nicola bookmobile

will be in the area on May 3. It will be at the South Green Lake Fire Hall from 10 to 11 a.m., and will be at the 70 Mile General Store from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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SMAC meeting The next Seventy Mile Access Centre (SMAC) general meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on May 9 at the centre. Everyone is welcome.


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Bingo time The next 70MH VFD bingo will be held May 10 at SMAC.


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Diana Badke - 250-706-8542 Literacy Outreach Coordinator

Computer Literacy: Would you like to learn how to use a computer and some great programs? FREE computer classes will be starting on May 4th for 6 sessions at the GROW Centre, located at 105-475 Birch Ave. in 100 Mile House from 2:30pm - 4:30pm. To register for these classes or for more information, please call Shelly Joyner at 250-395-3060 or Diana Badke at 250-706-8542.

OPEN LEARNING CAFE Diana invites you to attend the Open Learning Cafe located in GROW. The start time has changed to 5:30 every Tuesday. Child care is available and there are 8 computer stations if you want to work on Word, Excel, Publisher or email and internet. You can research online courses available for updating your skills. Please call Diana Badke at 250-706-8542 for more information.

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

• May 4 - The first Farmers’ Market of the season goes from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It is located in the Royal LePage 100 Mile Realty parking lot across from Tim Hortons. • May 5 – There will be a Wellness Fair in the Valley Room behind The Lodge in 100 Mile House from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • May 5 – St. Timothy’s Anglican Church is hosting its annual Strawberry Tea from 1 to 3 p.m. Come and enjoy some strawberry shortcake, tea or coffee, and pick up some home baking, plants and books. • May 6 - The 108 Ladies Golf Club is hosting its annual Ice Breaker Tournament, which is open to everyone. The entry fee is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. It includes nine holes golf, lunch and prizes. For more information, call the pro shop at 250-791-5212 or Lorraine at 250-395-3391. Entry deadline is at 4 p.m. on May 4. • May 11-13 – The Fifth Annual South Cariboo Mega Show is slated for the South Cariboo Rec. Centre. It features a Home Improvement Show, Home-based Business show, and an RV & Outdoor Show. • May 19 – South Cariboo Community Concerts presents Music of the Louisiana Hayride in Story and Song, featuring the songs of legendary country performers. It starts at 7:30 at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre, and tickets are available at 108 Mile Supermarket, Donex, Didi’s and Work n Play Clothing. • May 20 – There will be a Family Barn Dance at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be a feature performance by the Cariboo Idols at 7:30 p.m., with the dance starting at 8:30. Wrist bands, $10 a person or $30 for a family of four, will be available at the door.


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Parents, students and volunteers sorted recyclables during a recent bottle drive at the Forest Grove Elementary School. Bags of cans, bottles and drink boxes were worth more than $700. schools who participated in the 100 Mile Festival of the Arts. We are proud of the young people from our communities and enjoy watching them perform every year in this wonderful event. Lest We Forget We are saddened by the passing of two people who have been a vibrant part of the history of our community. Both were veterans and Forest Grove Legion members. On April 20, Sylvia Collier passed away in Prince George. Sylvia was Legion president for 13 years. During that time, the feisty lady with the dry English sense of humour championed every cause that benefited her Legion and her community. It was said of Sylvia that she was the only

president so devoted to her Legion that she lived in the backyard where she could keep an eye on it. John Hood arrived in Forest Grove in 1952. He settled with his family in the small valley outside the Grove, just before the

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On March 31, a group of parents, volunteers and children sorted and packed recyclables at the Forest Grove Elementary School and more than $700 was earned, which will be used for class trips in June. The school’s CPAC members expressed their gratitude to the many individuals who donated to the bottle drive. They hope to have another drive by early June, so start saving your cans, bottles, drink boxes and anything else that may be recyclable. For more information and to arrange for pickups outside the Grove, call Heather at 250-3972991 or Richard at 250-397-2631.


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CHANNELS ARE CHANGING FOR MORE ENHANCED ENTERTAINMENT. On May 3, 2012, some of your channels will be moving to a new location so we can continue to provide you with the ultimate TV experience. This will allow us to introduce new channels, even more in HD and continue to deliver the most movies and TV shows with Shaw Exo On Demand. Visit SHAW.CA/BULLETINS for a complete list of channel moves. And as always, you can reach us at 1.866.619.5786

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Nights filled with sounds of spring the Canadian Cancer Society. Mark June 9 on your calendars, and contact Sheila Hart at 250-397-2645 for details. That’s all for now. Until next time, here’s wishing you many blessings.


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Jean Robertson relaxed with her confirmation champion Shiloh Shepherd, Cedar, which was declared an International Champion and top female dog at a recent confirmation show in Enumclaw, Washington. flock of Scottish black face sheep. If you’ve driven the back country of Ireland, you’ve already seen these critters standing on the road calmly blocking traffic. Jean described them as an exceptionally hardy breed. Her 19 ewes were all giving birth to twins, and so far, none had needed assistance. The couple’s focus is the sale of breeding stock. They have shipped to four provinces, including Newfoundland. They also sell the high quality wool, used for spinning tweeds, and a few lambs are kept for meat sales. Jean and Cliff moved to the Cariboo from Chilliwack three years ago, but have been raising sheep for 21 years. If you’re interested, give Jean a call at 250-397-0262. More trout arriving Bobbs Lake will receive 10,000 kokanee fry this spring and 10,000 rainbow fry of the Pennask variety in



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the fall. Greenlee Lake gets 3,500 rainbow yearlings this spring from the Blackwater River stock. Howard Lake will get a double dose this fall - 13,000 rainbow fry of the Dragon variety, and 5,000 Pennask rainbow fry. The Pennask trout are mainly insectivores, foraging in mid-depths of deep open water on benthic organisms such as chironomid pupae. Most active at dusk, they have a reputation for being very aggressive, renowned for their fighting and jumping once hooked. The Blackwater River trout are piscivore, hunting the shallower water for larger prey, such as dragon fly nymphs, snails, and non-salmonid fish. They are more active in the daytime than other strains. Their aggressive shallow water foraging makes them easier to target. Find out more about the trout varieties and the stocking

…to a healthier future for 100 Mile House and the South Cariboo. DONATE YOUR SAVE-ON-FOODS POINTS to the South Cariboo Health Foundation’s

program on the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC website at www.gofishbc. com. Bits and bites • It looks like Doug McGregor was first in with his dock this year. The process involved a bit of strong pushing, and the judicious use of rollers lubricated with the humour of a helping friend. • Vicky Shirran will have Canim grass-fed beef for sale this summer. Call her at 250-397-2602. • Hummingbird feeders are being hung in anticipation. Remember the wee creatures have evolved a tongue suited to the low sugar concentration of nectar. “Beefing up” your first batch of sugar water makes it difficult for them. One part sugar to four parts water is recommended by bird expert David Sibley. • The community club is again sponsoring a team to walk in the upcoming Relay for Life in support of


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Of dogs and sheep Jean Robertson’s Shiloh Shepherd earned top honours at a recent confirmation show in Enumclaw, Washington. Cedar was declared an International Champion by the judges, and top female in the competition. She is an energetic 73 pound three-yearold, living the life of a much loved family farm dog on the spread of Jean and her husband, Cliff Robertson, at the end of Tripp Road. “She has a sweet disposition”, Jean says, “the gentlest soul of any dog I’ve ever met.” Jean says she hopes to receive a second Shiloh this July, a male from Ontario. Adding background music to our conversation about dogs was the couple’s

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Dear Canimites, Spring doubles its efforts to green the landscape, while flocks of whitecrowned sparrows hurry northward, dogged by kestrels intent on a meal. In the still dark of the night, a thousand frogs accompany the yearning call of the loons, the flute-like sound of diving snipe overhead providing accent.

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Retirement Dinner held for Downes to pick berries in traditional places. The program has been a great success, a wonderful alternative to strictly home care. The old band office had been renovated and was being used by a life skills group that welcomed the elders to share the facility. Joanne says the centre has evolved into a gathering place for the whole community and that promotes interaction between community members of all ages. It is a comfortable, homey place, with eating and sitting areas decorated with an array of bright photos and native art. A large painting by Virginia Pettman dominates a wall. An eagle with outstretched wings fills an alcove. Guests at the retirement gathering enjoyed a roast beef dinner prepared by chef Kirk Bill and his assistant Lance Boyce. See DOWNES… page B8


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LISA JOHNSON Lisa says she likes Cariboo Radio because “I love supporting anything local, as it’s what keeps small towns alive” Lisa Johnson won free lunch at Yummers enRoute 100 Mile House BC and for liking CaribooRadio.Com on facebook, Lisa now has her name in a draw to win tickets to the “Louisiana Hayride” May 19th or the “Family Barn Dance/Cariboo Idol” May 20th at the South Cariboo Recreation Centre. Check out the contests in the Free Press. “Free Lunches” runs Monday to Friday. Listen for the “Hey I Like Your Attitude” Sounder on CaribooRadio.Com and get your name in a draw to win FREE STUFF! ‘Like’ CaribooRadio.Com on Facebook and tell us why you listen and your name will be entered into a draw to win a free lunch, also to win a pair of tickets to the “Louisiana Hayride/Cariboo Idol 2012 on May 19, or the “Family Barn Dance/Cariboo Idol” on May 20, at the South Cariboo Recreation Centre. WIN A SMART PHONE! Draw a Logo for CaribooRadio.Com and be entered to win a FREE smart phone courtesy of Sight & Sound AudioTronic in Williams Lake, B.C. It’s that simple! Draw a good picture and be entered to win a free smart phone. Send your entries to: by May 15, 2012. The winner will be announced on May 31, 2012 everywhere. Your logo might even be put on the side of the “Cariboo Cruzer” courtesy of Heritage Sign Works in 100 Mile House B.C.

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Original Ladies Auxiliary (LA) members Ruth Allan, left, Marion Traill and Moira Davies received their 30-year pins at the recent Deka Lake & district Volunteer Fire Department LA volunteer dinner.

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We often hear of residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; vehicles hitting deer, or even moose, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not often a resident comes into contact with an eagle. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what happened to Roe Lakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bruce Simundson at the end of March, when a female eagle flew up out of a ditch into his pickup truck near High

Country Road on Highway 24. Luckily, with much effort, Simundson was able to get the bird home and subsequently collected by OWL Rehabilitation Society volunteers who returned it to Delta for medical assistance. Simundson was delighted when, with a crowd of onlookers, he was able to watch OWL release the bird back into the air on High Country Road on April 19. According to OWL, most people would not have stopped for the eagle, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the way Simundson saw it.

Canada Post (CP) notified Bridge Lake Store that responses to the corporationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s survey were â&#x20AC;&#x153;overwhelmingly in favour of community mailboxes,â&#x20AC;? which is similar to a rural route.

Mark your calendars for the Third Annual Garage Sale by the 108 Mile Ranch Volunteer Fire Department on May 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $10 each for folks who want to rent a table. For more information, contact fire chief Marcelle Ried at 250706-8048. This is one of their biggest fundraisers of the year, so drop by to support the fire department.

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Following the dinner, Chief Mike Archie presented Joanne with a certificate of appreciation for her years of work in serving as administrator for the adult day program. Alanna Dixon, Canim Lake Band administrator, spoke of the important role Joanne has played in promoting the welfare of the elders in a variety of ways. Several people told stories of her ability to replace worn out buses. She replied that this time, she really was retiring before the present bus broke down.

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Photographer to show at gallery Canada post was unable to give further information, as the issue now has to go to a different CP department. Bridge Lake Store’s contract with Canada Post runs out on June 19. Potters guild Most Interlakes residents are already familiar with the beautiful pottery of Bridge Lake’s Ramona Mackay, but the opportunity to see it again alongside the work of other potters is enticing. Area potters have now formed a new

guild and their first show and sale, entitled “Local Vessels,” is at Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House, daily except Sundays, until June 3. Guest artist Bridge Lake Librarian Brenda Tillyer welcomes Fawn Lake’s Doerte Pavlik to the library’s Community Showcase for the month of May. A member of Bridge Lake Photo Group, who emigrated from Germany in 1999 and moved here in the early 2000s, Goethe explains: “I only started photography about two years ago, so I’m in the process

of trying everything. I do a fair amount of nature but I love to do portraits of people and horses. “I have a better camera now, one that can take my horse cantering, for example. I’ve also started photo painting, and I’m going to do more and more of it. “One of my display pieces is a photo painting of a sunflower. The other is a silk painting of a safari. They are both large pieces, so there will probably not be room for more.” Lions election Highway 24/ Interiakes Lions’ April

GROVE… from page B5 area. He was an avid curler and served as Legion president for several terms. Darts Kudos go to the Forest Grove Legion’s dynamic duo of darts - Rene and Ruth Leblanc. On April 14, the Legion was packed with dart players and spectators, thanks to the organizational skills of the Leblancs. Fifty-six players, hailing from the Ashcroft, 100 Mile House, Lillooet, Merritt and Quesnel Legions, participated in the tournament. On April 21, Rene astounded regular Saturday afternoon dart players with a near perfect take out of 167 points, out of a possible 170 points. Although a perfect game has been recorded, it is extremely rare and Rene and other players said they had never seen one.

The Leblancs invite anyone interested in playing darts to drop in at the Legion any Saturday at 3 p.m. No experience is needed and a lot of fun is guaranteed. Calendar: • Cribbage: Drop in Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Legion. Newcomers and beginners are always welcome. • Rod and Gun Club: the oldest one in the Cariboo has family-oriented activities. Call Michael Dopf at 250-397-4126 for information.

• ’94 Lions meet second and fourth Thursday at the community hall at 7:30 p.m. Projects that serve the community, include firewood for those in need and stewardship of beautiful Ruth Lake Park, a local treasure. To find out about joining the ’94 Lions in their good works, contact president Chris Cummings at 250-397-2892. • Legion Flea Market, May 5-6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tables are $10. To reserve, call Tom at 250-397-2260 or the Legion at 250397-2455.

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16 meeting included annual elections. As of July 1, Harry Bishop continues as president. He will be assisted by first vice-president Leroy Wright, second vice-president Don Charlton, secretary Linda Bishop, treasurer Darlene Furber; and directors Carolyn Charlton, Ruth Marx, Kathy Sanness and Al Bishop. Harv Allen continues as membership retention officer. Tailgate closed Interlakes Community Association, which operates out of Interlakes Hall and Rodeo Grounds, has just announced it will not hold its annual Tailgate Sale this August, mostly due to lack of volunteers. Celebrations Many happy returns for today

go to Linda Bishop and Donna Jarvis. Birthday wishes also go to Mason Roberts for his 15th and Tyler Durand for his 23rd. Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers. • Lakeview (Roe Lake) Cemetery cleanup, 9 a.m. to noon, May 6. Bring rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, etc. • Highway 24/ Interlakes Lions meet 6:30 p.m., May 7 at Interlakes Hall • Deka Ladies Auxiliary annual general meeting: 10:30 a.m., May 9. Please bring your $5 annual dues. • Two public hearings re rezoning — one for Bell Road and the other for 6810 Horse Lake Rd., 7 p.m., May 9 at Interlakes Hall.


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C O M M U N I T Y CA L E N DA R Community events listed must be of a non-profit nature and will be published free of charge one week prior to the event. Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon. Events for the online calendar can be submitted to the calendar feature on the home page at However, online calendar submissions are not automatically picked up for the Free Press. 100 MILE - The 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting a preschool program for children three to five years on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and on Thursdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call 250-

395-2332 or drop in at the library. 100 MILE - The Family History Centre at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, at 93 Mile, will be open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and from 6

to 8 p.m. Please book appointment times by contacting Marjorie at 250-395-3390. 100 MILE - 100 Mile Kindergym is at the community hall Thursdays, 9:4511:45 a.m. Lots of free fun. Parents/caregiv-

ers with children up to five years old are welcome. For more information, call Elke at 250-395-1256 or Claire at 250-791-6338. 100 MILE Creekside Seniors regular monthly meetings are the sec-

Glatzer, local artists enjoyed By Dennis Tupman

On April 21 to kick off Arts and Culture Week, virtuoso violinist Jack Glatzer delighted a capacity

crowd with his violin wizardry in the 100 Mile United Church. Glatzer was visiting a friend in 100 Mile House while on a North American

Clarina Glatzer photo

Violinist Jack Glatzer’s music was enjoyed by the audience that packed 100 Mile United Church on April 21.

tour to several provinces and American states. He volunteered to give this concert, which covered his few local expenses only. The bulk of the donated gate receipts were presented to the 100 Mile House District General Hospital Auxiliary. Glatzer specializes in the lesser- known, unaccompanied solo violin repertoire. This concert featured the music of the German composer J.S. Bach, Spanish composer Pablo Sarasate, and the fiendishly difficult caprices by the virtuoso composer/ performer Niccolo Paganini. The single violin, played effortlessly by Glatzer, appeared to fill the room with full orchestral sound. At one point, local pianist Pat Friesen

joined Glatzer and sensitively accompanied one of the Sarasate dances. She expressed her delight at playing with such a great violinist. Local musician Anthony Lau beautifully blended with Glatzer in a harmonica and violin duet by the French composer Pleyel. This rare and extraordinary concert was followed by an informal reception, organized by Helen Lau, where the crowd mingled with the artists. Many leaving the hall afterwards were heard to say they were amazed that such a great artist, who has performed in most of the major concert halls in the world, would be able to come to 100 Mile House and give us a taste of his musical virtuosity.

ond Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre. 100 MILE - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) BC #1170 meets Thursdays at the 100 Mile House United Church at 43 Dogwood Ave. Weighin is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call Kirsteen at 250395-3344 or Agnes at 250-395-4129 for more information. 100 MILE - Cariboo Calico Quilters Guild members meet at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Roberta at 250-395-4472 or Janice at 250-395-2017 for information.

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May 02, 2012 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press