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Bob Foulkes, owner of Wildwood Service Station, uses a trouble light to look for a problem with a pickup’s engine. After owning the business since 1978, Foulkes is retiring and worked his last day on April 30. Originally from Saskatchewan, he started work at a garage in Swift Current in 1966, worked at the Wildwood in 1972 and 1973, then came back to buy it a few years later. He plans to take up woodcarving as a second career. Photo by Keith McNeill

Clearwater Rotary Club invite you, your family and friends to join in the May Day Parade on Saturday, May 19. Decorate a float, your vehicle, a bike or a horse, or put on your favourite costume and be part of the action. The theme this year is “Springtime in Clearwater. Cost for commercial and business floats is $20. Clubs, organizations, classic cars and trucks, and individuals can participate for free. All entrants are asked to gather at Capostinsky Park. Registration is at 9:15 a.m. and judging takes place between 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. The parade will depart from Capostinsky Park at 11 a.m. and travel along Clearwater Station Road, then down Swanson Road, ending at Raft River School. All participants are invited to gather at Raft River Elementary School for refreshments following the parade.

Work BC Employment Centres now open in the North Thompson Yellowhead Community Services On April 2, Social Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux officially launched the Employment Program of British Columbia by opening two Work BC Service Centres in Coquitlam and North Vancouver. In October 2011, Yellowhead Community Services Society and its subcontractor, Barriere Chamber of Commerce, were awarded a contract to operate the Work BC Employment Services Centre in both Clearwater and

Barriere. These full service centres will provide service to the North Thompson between the communities of McLure to Blue River. Service providers such as Yellowhead Community Services Society are delivering the Employment Program of British Columbia through 85 one-stop Work BC Employment Centres throughout the province. Job seekers will be able to access services through these centres, as well as through satellite offices and mobile and outreach services in their communities.

These new service centres integrate all of the services the province currently offers, combining programs that were formally operated separately by the provincial and federal governments. The new program is about reduced administration, better efficiency and more program dollars being spent on direct service to British Columbians. Yellowhead Community Services Society, as well as its subcontractor, Barriere Chamber of Commerce, is responsible for insuring effective service delivery to

specialized populations to the communities of the North Thompson. As a result, specialized populations will continue to receive quality services through the new integrated centres. Theses specialized populations included immigrants, youth, aboriginal peoples, francophone's, people with multi barriers, survivors of violence and/or abuse, people with disabilities and people living in rural and remote areas. The Honourable Terry Lake, Minister of Environment and MLA for the Kamloops/North Thompson will be visiting both the

Barriere and Clearwater offices to officially open these full service centres. Minister Lake will be at the Barriere office from 11a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and at the Clearwater office from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on May 18. Community members are invited to attend these opening ceremonies and learn what programs and services will now be available in the North Thompson catchment area. For more information about the Employment Program of British Columbia please visit





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Fields stores to flourish in small town communities Times staff

For some communities, the local Fields store is their lifeline, and until recently, many towns were facing difficult days ahead with the news that their Fields store would be closing. But those concerns have been lifted thanks to a group of businesspersons based in Vancouver who share the passion and commitment to communities that established Fields beginning back in

1950. FHC Holdings Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has closed on its transaction with former owner Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) and purchased 57 Fields stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwest Territories. “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 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.” Fields has been part of the landscape of Western Canada for over 60 years and a fixture in small towns for decades. Fields will continue to proudly serve the small communities that have been acquired and will work with each of them to further ensure they are meeting and exceeding the needs of its customers. “Our focus always goes back to how we can best serve the customer in these communities,” continues McDougall. “The goal is to bring in the merchandise that makes the most sense for each community. Our stores will be focused on more

everyday low prices, providing more value through deals on a regular basis and will continue to provide an assortment of those everyday items customers have always expected.” FHC considered a number of factors when determining which stores to purchase from HBC. Once the remaining Fields stores operating under HBC close, FHC will look at opportunities to work directly with landlords to potentially continue the Fields operations in those communities. FHC Fields has assumed the existing store lease or entered into a new lease agreement with the landlords dependent on the current situation. The company has

also acquired the inventory, fixtures and the Fields brand, allowing it to continue operations under the Fields name. Besides Clearwater, FHC has also acquired other B.C. outlets in 100 Mile House, Ashcroft, Chetwynd, Comox, Fort Nelson, Fort St. James, Fazer Lake, Golden, Grand Forks, Invermere, Hope, Houston, Kitimat, Lillooet, Lumby, Masset, Merritt, Mission, Parksville, Port hardy, Port McNeill, Princeton, Sooke, and Vanderhoof. Fields is operated through FHC Enterprises Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of FHC Holdings Ltd. FHC Enterprises commened operation of its 57 Fields discount stores May 1.

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VICTORIA - The B.C. government should quit pretending it can influence global climate and scrap the carbon tax on fossil fuels as soon as possible, Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett said last Monday. Bennett called for the move in debate of an NDP motion to relieve hospitals, colleges and universities of the obligation to purchase carbon offsets for their fuel use. The B.C. Liberal government has already offered rebates to the province’s 60

public school districts to offset their mandatory payments this year, while it reviews the carbon tax program. Bennett, a former B.C. Liberal energy minister, clarified that he was expressing his own opinion, and not attempting to speak for the government or party. He said it would take time to phase the carbon tax out, and there would be costs associated with the income tax cuts that have been phased in at the same time to keep it revenue neutral to the government. “In fact, I would go a little further and say that the whole


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Above: Brenda Bordeleau from Darton Valley makes a purchase from vendor George Turner at the Rotary Gigantic Yard Sale held on Saturday April 28 at Rotary Sports Park. Bordeleau was passing through to Vancouver Island and spotted the sale.

1. Canadians use nine to 15 billion plastic bags a year. 2. The energy used to make 8.7 plastic shopping bags can drive a car one km. 3. Animals often mistake the plastic bags as food and when eaten, they clog the animalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; intestines. Loons and ducks can also become tangled up in the plastic bags and drown, or lose their abilities to fly. 4. Plastic bags have caused severe flooding in places such as India and in Bangladesh by clogging drains and sewers. 5. Approximately 46,000 pieces of plastic are floating per square mile in the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oceans.

6. In a landfill, the toxic particles from plastic bags can enter the food chain when animals eat them. 7. If you placed one yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth of plastic bags end to end, they would go around the earth almost 36,000 times. 8. A family of four uses approximately 1,500 single use plastic bags a year. 9. Plastic bags are made from oil. It takes about 430,000 gallons of oil to make 100 million plastic bags. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty bad when we are using 500 billion to 1 trillion bags each year worldwide. No wonder our gas prices are so high. 10. If we could use 1,000 sets of reusable bags regularly in our community, we could save one million plastic bags each year.

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Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Happening Plastic major contributor in landďŹ lls Katie Bieber and Reid Rebinsky Have you ever wondered about the amount of plastic that has accumulated in Clearwaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landfill sites since its inception in 1967? Every piece of plastic deposited in these sites are still there, virtually unchanged. Plastics take about 450 years to start breaking down, and even then, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t biodegrade. They do what is called â&#x20AC;&#x153;photo-degrade,â&#x20AC;? meaning that they break up into tiny pieces that get smaller until they eventually become plastic dust. But plastic is still plastic. And it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away. After watching a documentary called the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clean Bin Project,â&#x20AC;? we were inspired to take action to try to reduce the amount of garbage that we deposit in the landfill. We came up with the idea of trying to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of single use plastic bags in Clearwater, as they are a major contributor of landfill plastics. Plastic bags use up natural resources and consume energy when they are manufactured. After they are used they are often found in landfills and elsewhere, where they create litter, and choke marine life. As well, the chemicals that they are made from have additives which are proven to be harmful to people and animals. It takes about 430,000 gallons of oil to make 100 million non-degradable bags, which is pretty bad considering we use about 4 to 5 trillion plastic bags annually worldwide. We are using up our oil sources without recycling them. It is not very economical to recycle plastic bags as it takes 250 bags to make 1 kg of plastic, as well as the process is quite expensive. Plastic bags are also made of recycled material that makes them difficult to be recycled

further. Burning plastic in not a good idea because it results in air pollution and toxic gas. We encourage you to begin limiting and eventually stopping the use of plastic bags by using alternatives such as reusable bags and bins or baskets made from all natural fibers such as jute, hemp, woven cotton, and canvas, or by investing in a personal shopping cart or caddie. (They are used widely in Europe and are good for you because it makes it more practical for you to walk and get some exercise without straining your back and shoulders.) Another good way to reduce the amount of plastic bags you use is to REFUSE to use them at all. We have heard of the three Râ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s but â&#x20AC;&#x153;refuseâ&#x20AC;? has, so far, been unfortunately left out. Simply say â&#x20AC;&#x153;No thank you,â&#x20AC;? when the cashier asks if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like a bag. It may sound hard but other small Canadian communities such as Maple Leaf Rapids, Manitoba and Dryden, Ontario, have succeeded in eliminating the use of single use plastic bags. We think that with just a little effort, we can do it too, which will also help us to become a â&#x20AC;&#x153;greener town.â&#x20AC;? We have two landfill sites that have significant numbers of bags. We are soon going to be using a new site. Think about whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth it to use a plastic bag when there are so many alternatives.

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Water Conservation As a growing community it important to conserve water now, to ensure the water systems can adapt to future development.                  Water restrictions will be in effect on May 15th. Remember odd numbered houses water on odd numbered days and even numbered houses water on even numbered days. Lawn Watering tips When watering your lawn, apply sufficient water to wet the soil to a depth of at least 15 cm. Depending on soil type this requires at least 2 cm of water, or at least one hour of irrigation with a good sprinkler. Light frequent sprinkling encourages shallow rooting and reduces tolerance for heat and drought. Excess water is also undesirable. It promotes succulent growth, which is more subject to damage by heat and disease. Household Hazardous Waste Round Up Saturday May 12th, 2012 is FREE Disposal Day of Hazardous Household Waste from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Rotary Sports Park. This is the perfect opportunity to clean up your property of any hazardous waste. Accepted items include: Antifreeze, mercury and mercury containing items, oil, oil filter & plastic container, cleaners, compact fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, expired fire extinguishers and more. Unwanted Electronic Waste will also be accepted for recycling including: !    Computer Peripherals, Fax machines, Non-celluar phones and answering machines, video systems. For a complete list of unwanted electronics that can be recycled, visit FREE Dump Day May 13th, 2012 is FREE Dump Day at the Clearwater landfill. On Free Dump Day residents may bring in up to $20 worth of waste for free. Regular tipping fees apply to waste over the $20 limit. This event is for residential customers only, regular tipping fees apply to commercial, business and municipal loads. Reminder to residents Please be sure to let the District of Clearwater office know your change of address. You can either come to the office, phone 250.674.3530 or email to notify staff of your new address. Competition on site plan for Dutch Lake Park                  !    Lake. There will be a Youth and Adult category. Please note: this competition will be launched at the May Day Celebrations and full details and maps will be available from the office or at that time. Sandbags Available The Thompson Nicola Regional District has sandbags available for any residents that may be concerned with low level flooding close to their properties. If you require sandbags please call the District of Clearwater office at 250.674.2257. Upcoming Events May 12th Household Hazardous Waste Round up May 12th Emergency Preparedness Day  Elks Hall May13th, 2012 -/ Day at Clearwater Landfill Upcoming Meetings of Council May 15th, 2012  Economic Development Committee meeting  5:00pm May 15th, 2012  Regular Council meeting  7:00pm

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“ If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.” - Calvin Coolidge, U.S. president Guest editorial by Laura Jones

Victory for small business has big policy implications McLeod reckless with our health Editor, The Times:

MP Cathy McLeod is acting recklessly, putting her community members’ health at risk. She is supporting legislation that will reduce food safety oversight and make major cuts to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Canadians remember the devastating impact on many families from deaths caused by the Listeriosis outbreaks. We know that more needs to be done to protect consumers, but in a callous and misguided move the Conservatives are making the problem worse. They have decided to cut food inspectors and eliminate programs designed to proactively identify unsafe meat and other food products. Bowing to industry pressure, Conservatives are also eliminating

enforcement of product labelling in spite of widespread violations. Consumers will now be responsible for determining whether companies’ claims about nutritional information, such as levels of cholesterol, sodium and sugar, are true. For those with serious health conditions like peanut allergies or diabetes, false claims could prove deadly. Waiting for Canadians to get sick is not a food safety strategy. Liberals are opposing these cuts because Canadians deserve to know that food they buy at the grocery store is safe and that manufacturers’ health claims are true. I encourage Mrs. McLeod to reverse her reckless position and put Canadians’ health first.

Frank Valeriote, MP Liberal Party Critic for Agriculture

Morden sends note of congratulations Editor, The Times:

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market he’s upon. He’s a man of grit by a gravel pit, his energy abounds and if you’re nice, take my advice he’ll buy a couple of rounds. Further to your article, I forgive you on behalf of Mr. Morton, whoever he is? Until the next Times issue, when I should be fully recovered from my head injury, I congratulate you for spelling the name of B.C.’s next premier correctly.

Wes Morden Clearwater, B.C.

Ottawa just did something very big for small business. Recently, National Revenue Minister Gail Shea announced that for the first time business owners will be able to get questions answered in writing from the Canada Revenue Agency through My Business Account. But the really big news is that CRA will honor its response even if it is later found to be incorrect, as long as CRA was provided with all the relevant information. It all started with a B.C. fabric-store owner who decided to fight against an unfair tax situation that threatened to close her down. The business owner had been following written B.C. government tax information that turned out to be wrong. A provincial government bulletin said she didn’t have to charge tax. But when a government tax auditor arrived at her business, he said she owed the government $93,000. That she was following government advice was not considered a meaningful defense. She called the Canadian Federation of Independent Business for help. She was afraid she would lose her house or her businesses if she couldn’t successfully fight the audit. Small-business owners live in fear that an auditor will discover an overlooked or misinterpreted government rule. They also live with frustrating difficulty in getting reliable information on how to com-ply with governments’ rules. Many accountants have told us that as a routine practice they call Canada Revenue Agency repeatedly because they get different answers to the same questions. Taking the most frequent answer after

four or five calls provides some assurance that it might be right. Like business owners, government agents sometimes make mistakes. Unlike business owners, government agents don’t face big consequences. While the fabric store owner lost sleep over whether she could stay in business, it’s doubtful the provincial government representative who wrote the misleading bulletin even knew of the mistake. CRA touches every business with its rules. Earlier this year, the CFIB released a report showing that 78 per cent of tax practitioners do not believe that CRA is accountable for the mistakes it makes. The fabric storeowner’s story has a happy ending. The CFIB helped get her off the hook for the $93,000 she was unfairly assessed, and her case was a catalyst for us to successfully lobby for sensible changes to tax policy provincially and federally. These changes will protect business owners from relying on bad government advice. Score one for common sense. Score two for successfully fighting proverbial city hall. We used her story, survey results from thousands of other businesses and the success of the tax policy changes in B.C. to convince the federal government to also provide and honor its written advice. Score three for sensible made-in-B.C. policy making it across the Rockies and influencing the federal government. - Laura Jones is senior vice-president research, economics and western Canada with Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Fraser Institute rankings unfair Editor, The Times:

I absolutely abhor the ranking of secondary schools by the Fraser Institute solely on the basis of provincial examination results. Here are some of the reasons why I disagree. Small schools are at a disadvantage because of limited enrolment which often means they are unable to offer all the provincially examinable subjects; consequently students have to take these by correspondence or online. Not the most effective way to do well on provincial exams. Teachers in most schools are faced with 90 - 100 hours of classroom time to cover all the content required for the exams.

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Numerous other schools - especially large and private schools, are often able to program 120 hours or more for the same subject matter. The results from these schools tend to skew the exam results making it difficult for others to improve their ranking. The Fraser Institute rankings do not take into consideration all the other excellent courses that schools offer that are not provincially examinable. Schools offer great courses in all shop areas (where most of our trades people acquire their skills), effective work experience and co-op programs, outdoor survival, as well as student leadership, career and personal

planning. Let’s not forget all the important music and fine arts programs that many students excel at. The FI intellectuals totally ignore these “fringe courses” in their rankings because in their great wisdom deem them as unimportant. They also fail to take into consideration socioeconomic conditions and demographics affecting many schools. If a special group, such as the FI, feels it is important to rank schools, then take into consideration “all the factors,” level the playing field. It’s unfair to base rankings on one criteria.

Jerry Carter Clearwater, B.C.

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Question of the Week

? Are you planting a garden this year ?

Charmaine McCauley: Yes, probably after Mother's Day.

Marie Giesbrecht with (l) Jesse Shaw and (r) Caitlyn Harbidge: Yes, I'll plant some stuff before May long weekend like peas and spinach.

Noreen Venables:

Raymond and Velma Sollows:

No, I'm not. I'd love to. My neighbour plants a big garden and I don't have to raid it. They give me lots of stuff. I love to watch it grow.

Yes, Ray plants it. Planted spuds today. We always do them the first week in May. The other stuff goes in mid May.

Lee Johnson: No, I'm too busy grooming dogs.

Hydro errors not the cause of smart meters Editor, The Times;

Lately, I’ve noticed a sharp increase in the number of media reports about BC Hydro billing errors. Invariably, smart meters are claimed as the supposed cause of these billing errors. But are they really the cause or are there other, more mundane, reasons for these billing errors? As someone who experienced a BC Hydro billing error a couple of years ago due

to an “estimated bill” - long before smart meters were in place in this province - I really have to question whether digital smart meters are at fault. Digital technology is well-proven and very accurate. So I seriously doubt smart meters are the problem. I also find it curious that the media never seem to follow up on these billing error stories once the error has been investigated by BC Hydro and the actual reason for the error

has been determined. Why not? Just once I would like to see some follow up by the media on this subject. Could it be that stories about how a BC Hydro employee may have simply misread a smart meter and entered the wrong data, or stories about how a BC Hydro customer was simply not familiar with their actual electricity consumption history, don’t make for the kind of sensational news items the media

NAFTA brings little change to Mexico Editor, The Times:

In a recent daily newspaper there was a picture of Felipe Calderon, Barack Obama and Stephen Harper - the current three amigos of NAFTA - meeting supposedly “... to pare back regulation and boost North American trade.” Wait a minute; haven’t we heard all of this before? On the next page of the newspaper was a story about a powerful Mexican drug kingpin being sentenced to 25 years in a U.S. jail. Thereby hangs the tale! In the distant past, in a galaxy far away, if one’s memory goes back that far, one can remember a similar meeting between the original three amigos. George HW Bush, Brian Mulroney and Carlos Salinas. About a week later the Mexican amigo, Carlos Salinas, was fleeing from the law. His brother Raoul Salinas had

already been jailed for massive corruption. Not only that but there was a revolt in Chiapas the day after NAFTA was signed. What became of this revolt? Is it still going on or has it morphed into the dreadful drug wars that have cost Mexico 50,000 lives and many millions of dollars? Sometime after NAFTA was signed William ‘Pit Bull’ Johnson (Mr. English Quebec himself) wrote a column - ‘How wrong they were’, referring to anyone who had criticized NAFTA. How wonderful it was jobs, trade, commerce - yahoo! In the year 2012 it is hard to see, except for the loss of industry in both the U.S. and Canada, what exactly NAFTA has accomplished. But in Mexico it has been an unmitigated disaster. One to 1 1/2 million Mexican farmers have been thrown off their common lands. This phase

of NAFTA free trade resembles far more Naomi Klein’s “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. It uses anything - a tsunami, an earthquake or an ill thought out trade deal to impose globalized free market capitalism upon the planet. With Mexico a virtually failed state, do the ‘three amigos’ really think that paring back regulation is going to do the trick? As Chris Hedges would put it, NAFTA is an obsolete idea made redundant by the reality that surrounds it. On a remark attributed to Albert Einstein himself: “The height of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” Can’t Harper, Obama, and Calderon figure this out?

Dennis Peacock Clearwater, B.C.

Eliminate funding shortfall for infectious disease Editor, The Times:

Tuberculosis is a leading infectious killer, responsible for more than 1.4 million deaths each year. Yet more people than ever are being treated for this disease, and for the first time in history death by

TB is on the decline. This is an incredible accomplishment, but we are challenged by our own success - incurable, all-drug resistance TB is now spreading due to inadequate treatment, which creates drug resistant

strains of the disease. A $2 billion underfunding of the largest TB treatment provider, the Global Fund, compounds this spread. Canada is one of the world’s leaders in implementing programs and funding to

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fight TB. It is in our own interest to take a leadership roll and convince the world to eliminate this funding shortfall - there are no borders to infectious disease.

Nathaniel Poole Victoria, B.C.

seem to be looking for in relation to smart meters? I really have to wonder about this, because mounting evidence shows that the apparent surge in BC Hydro billing errors has nothing to do with technology and everything to do with human nature and human error.

Bruce Sanderson North Vancouver, BC



YEARS AGO: CID trustees were trying to get action on dyking for the Flats area of Clearwater. Chairman Jack Foote and an engineer had different solutions to the problem. Money from the province was divided, with $1,000 to be used to clear a channel in the river, and the remainder on dyking. School District 26's budget had grown to over $1 million. The school district was the fourth fastest growing in the province. The school board rejected tenders for the construc-

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tion of Dutch Lake Elementary as being too high, even though 300 new youngsters were expected in the next school year, and eight new classrooms were needed.


YEARS AGO: Birch Island, Clearwater, Little Fort, Star Lake and Vinsulla Women's Institutes were well represented at the annual rally hosted by the Clearwater W.I. Clearwater Secondary School was selected as one of the pilot study schools for pre-apprenticeship pro-

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Built as a salmon hatchery by the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, it was to be recommissioned to house a freshwater fish program. About 1.3 million sockeye fry were being transferred from Clearwater Hatchery to the Adams River north of Adams Lake.



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BACK IN TIME grams by the Ministry of Education. Preapprenticeship program graduates would be eligible to enter apprenticeship programs in various trades.


YEARS AGO: CTP sawmills in Clearwater and Vavenby were back in business, following a six-week shut-down. Another lay-off was possible in the summer said general manager Fred McLellan. The healthcare system was in a crisis and the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital board had to cut the operating budget substantially, reported board chairman David

Yule. None of the 10 beds were closed, however. More than 400 runners took part in the fourth annual Milk Run at CSS. Gary Chudley, a Grade 11 student had the fastest time.


YEARS AGO: The forest industry in the Clearwater Forest District generated about $100 million per year, local forestry officials told a public information meeting. Members of the Blue River Community Association wanted a police officer available in that community on an office basis at least twice a month. Such a service would ease the

YEARS AGO: Silviculture contractors Pete Miller, Warren MacLellan and Chuck Emery of Clearwater, and Jay Butcher of Barriere joined together to offer a silviculutre training program. The four were teaching about 20 unemployment insurance recipients.


YEARS AGO: After close to four years of wheeling and dealing, Clearwater Fish Hatchery officially became the property of the Province of B.C.

YEARS AGO: University College of the Cariboo in Kamloops was looking into a proposal to convert Bear Creek Correctional Centre into an education and research facility. The centre opened in 1979 and closed in 2002, with the last inmate transferred in early March. The TNRD declared Blackpool Hall a heritage building. According to old-timers, the hall originally opened New Year's Eve of 1931.


YEARS AGO: A-Bit-A-Motion 4-H club spent their afterschool hours pitching in to clean up pine damaged by the mountain pine beetle and debris from inside North Thompson Provincial Park. The club received $350 as a donation to a summer camp fund they were organizing. A motion was passed to increase the remuneration paid to Clearwater Improvement District trustees for attending a meeting from $100 to $120 and from $105 to $145 for the chair person.


YEAR AGO: M.P. Cathy McLeod was re-elected and the Conservative Party got a majority in Parliament as a result of a federal election. McLeod defeated her nearest rival, Michael Crawford of the NDP, by nearly 9,000 votes.

Community Forest Licence will enhance economic development for Simpcw Samantha Pharlton

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The majority of British Columbia's commercial forests are managed by private corporations for short-term timber supply. There are several problems with this: (1) Licenses are for timber only and ignore the other values of the forest. (2) There are no direct rewards for sustainable practices. (3) Job creation is decreasing. (4) Only a small group of companies have access to the large and long-term licenses. (5) When environmental degradation is accounted for as a cost, the timber industry overstates its contribution to government revenues and to the province's economic well-being. One alternative that displays potential is Community Forests, which are managed by and for communities. The community forest program, piloted in 1998 with seven forests, now consists of 46 community forests (CF's) responsible for only about two per cent of the provinces annual harvest in total. The CF tenure is the first tenure in British Columbia that can also convey the rights to harvest Non-Timber Forest Resources (NTFRs). These can be considered in the management plans of Community Forests for their potential economic benefits.

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Samantha Charlton, MRM Candidate. Resource and Environmental Management Simon Fraser University Non-Timber Forest Resources are any goods that come from the forest aside from timber, such as berries, mushrooms, floral greenery, medicinal plants and artists' materials. Despite potential nonmonetary and monetary gains from NTFRs, the sector is under-utilized. Internationally recognized non-economic gains from NTFR harvest and management include increased pride and self-sufficiency, re-connection with the land and community, revitalization of traditions, and skills development in both First Nations and non-First nations communities. However, the use and management of NTFRs is a very contentious issue. The Canadian Constitution Act recognizes the aboriginal and treaty rights of First Nations, which includes the right to gather NTFRs for traditional use. Despite this, there are problems with access to these resources due to: development, changing land ownership, logging and reforestation practices, ranching, mining, wildfires, climate change, landscape changes and herbicide use. Continued on page A8

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May 13, 2012

Give the gift of green for Mother’s Day this year Mom may appreciate chocolate or flowers. But for children who want to offer her something a little more special -- especially for their eco-conscious moms -- there are a number of different gift options to make Mom’s big day as ecofriendly as it is enjoyable. An eco-friendly gift for Mom is a gift that keeps on giving. When you jot down your gift idea list, think about adding these “green” gifts. * Make a basket of gardening gear. Garden plants and supplies are perhaps the greenest gifts to give Mom. Plants are so plentiful and varied that there are bound to be ideal flowers or greenery for every mother’s tastes. Compile different gardening essentials, such as seeds or seedlings, organic soil mix, mulch, allnatural compost, and a few different planting containers. You can also include gardening gloves and ergonomic tools made of recycled materials. Finish the gift with the inclusion of a book that describes different garden designs and gives

tips for beginners. * Dine at a local restaurant. Many families take Mom out for a meal on her special day. To make the experience ecofriendly, select among restaurants that are close to home. Explore the possibilities of restaurants that may serve

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recommended grade of motor oil is another gas mileage improvement measure. * Purchase ecofriendly kitchen items. It may be a major faux pas to give Mom an appliance or a new vacuum for Mother’s Day. However, if your mother is an avid cook or baker, she may appreciate some new mixing bowls or utensils made from recycled materials. If Mom is the consummate entertainer, get her new glass tumblers and sipping straws made from recycled glass. They are perfect for serving cocktails and outdoor entertaining. * Pamper mom with organic products. What mom doesn’t enjoy a little pampering from time to time? You can treat your mother to a spa experience at home by assembling a basket full of organic shampoo, conditioner, massage oils, bath salts, and any other organic spa items you can find. * Select organic fruits and flowers. Companies like www. organicbouquet. com can assemble a bouquet made from

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Non-Timber Forest Resources may be wave of the future for community forests could be less timber available in future timber an uplift of 13,500 cubic metres to address the supply analyses due to a variety of ecological dead pine beetle wood), and is managing to and economic factors. As more area is taken derive a profit from this small tenure. out of the potential supply, it is possible that This is quite impressive, as it is especially innovation and entrepreneurship in the nonchallenging for community forests to derive timber forest resource sector can begin to fill any profit due to high administrative costs this gap and contribute to all communities' relative to their size. From my interviews in livelihoods and well being. Clearwater, it is clear that profit derived from References: the Community Forest flows to the district of Ambus, L.M. 2008. The Evolution of Clearwater and surrounding communities in Devolution: Evaluation of the Community the form of jobs and investment into commuForest Agreement in British Columbia. Msc nity infrastructure. The University of British Columbia. The WGCF has also set up a non-profit BCCFA. 2010. Status of Community society that accepts applications from commuForestry in BC. Accessed on March 14, nity organizations and individuals for grants 2012 from: for social and economic development activiphp?option=com_ ties, one of which could be small-scale cottage k2&view=item&id=98:status-of-commuindustries related to NTFRs. The WGCF is nity-forestry-in-bc&Itemid=31 a special case as they have a board member Constitution Act, 1982 being Schedule B with interest and experience in NTFRs, Sharon Rita Matthew to the Canada Act 1982 (U.K.), 1982, c. 11. Neufeld. This allowed them to put on a symForest Practices Board. 2004. Integrating posium in 2010 dedicated to this theme as Non-Timber Forest Products into Forest well as engaging in dialogue since that time Fortier, they've completed their timber analyPlanning and Practices in British Columbia. with the Simpcw about their views on NTFR sis which identified 50,000 cubic metres of Green, Tom L. 2000. Confusing liquidause and management. available volume in the Robson headwaters Most CF's would like to expand area, Robson valley and the Clearwater Forest tion with income in BC's forests: economic analysis and the BC forest industry. Ecological their area in order to maintain profitDistrict. They are currently in the process of Economics 34 (1): 33-46. able operations on a small land base getting their community license. Keefer et. al. 2010. What about the and must have the support of First The end goal of the Simpcw forestry Berries? Managing for Understory Species. Nations in order to do so. department and other Simpcw economic venThe Centre for Livelihoods and Ecology. According to Fortier, the Simpcw tures is to put money into research and also Royal Roads University. support the expansion of CF's in gener- to train Simpcw people in conducting this Forest House Wellness Centre Lantz, T.C. 2001. Examining the potential al, as they are a much more sustainable research. There is also a strong emphasis on 717 Clearwater Village Rd. role of co-operatives in the ethical commermodel than corporately managed tenyouth, who are currently able to gain research at the base of the hospital hill cialization of medicinal plants: plant conservaures. However, with a limited regional experience through summer student work 250-674-2538 tion, intellectual property rights, ethics and timber supply, the current priority of positions. Monday 12pm-7pm devil's club (Oplopanax Horridus). Occasional the Simpcw First Nation is securing In Fortier's words, "I think that building Tuesday 9am-5pm Papers Number 3 British Columbia Institute a Simpcw CF in order to create ecocapacity for our people and doing what's best Thursday 9am-5pm for Co-operative Studies, University of nomic development opportunities for for our people is something our people will Victoria, Victoria. Simpcw people that are not available enjoy for a long time. Our young people will Powell, G. 2008. Regional Profile of Non“When you need us, we’re close by” through other community forests. enjoy that, the things they do on the land and Timber Forest Products Being Harvested Fred Fortier has participated in learn about the land. The young people, they When a death occurs, I’m here to help you, every step of the way. 24 hours from the Cariboo-Chilcotin, British Columbia some of the background research like to come home." a day, every day. Area. Prepared for the Centre for Non-Timber and application for a First Nations It remains to be seen how Community If you have made pre-arrangements elsewhere and would like to discuss Resources, Royal Roads University, Victoria Community Forest, a new tenure being Forests, First Nations, and First Nations comhaving your local funeral home take care of you, please feel free to call. B.C piloted by the province. According to munity forests can all work together. There NORTH THOMPSON FUNERAL SERVICES 73 Taren Drive, Read us online at Strategy as well as S Stolen vehicle used in Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N2 C L E A R W A T E R www. offer useful D break-in at computer clearwatertimes. tips for parents and t store Call Drake at 250-674-3030 Drake Smith, MSW com kids on recognizing k Clearwater police or 1-877-674-3030 day or night. (Funeral Director/Owner) behaviours and armb are asking for inforing i themselves with mation to help in knowledge about k two investigations. drugs and gangs. If d Sometime overnight on with apsule your y son or daughter May 1, a vehicle was MICHELLE has h been approached stolen from an area by b a person you feel is LEINS along Park Drive. The omments a concern with respect vehicle was a 2000 to gang activity, please red Honda Civic hatchcontact the police. Working together is the best back. During the morning of May 2, the vehicle The month of May is usually when allergies to pollen begin to be noticed. The response to safeguarding our communities. was found abandoned near the Clearwater River beauties of spring often bring misery to those with hay fever and similar allergies. It doesn’t have to be this way. It’s difficult to live life by avaoiding the pollens that bridge. Evidence left at the scene suggests that cause the allergies. However, there are many effective medications that can Break-in at Blue River the stolen vehicle was used during a break and control your symptoms. Our pharmacists would be happy to advise you. Sometime during the early morning hours enter to Clearwater Computers. If anyone has Alcohol does interact with many drugs, but for antibiotics, the interactions are information about the driver of the vehicle during of May 3, the Petro Canada gas station in Blue few. Pharmacists will certainly inform you, when it’s important, with an auxiliary River was broken into. The incident is under this time frame or knows anything about these label on the prescription bottle and will reinforce it verbally at the counter. These investigation and police are looking to the public incidents, please contact the police at 250-674labels give important information about your prescription and should be heeded. for any tips that may be helpful. 2237 or call crimestoppers. This incident is still It’s a good thing to include green leafy vegetables in our daily diet. One of these under investigation. veggies that doesn’t get the attention it deserves is kale. It contains healthy Speedwatch amounts of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, potassium and viatmins A, C, Speedy and inconsiderate drivers are everyGang recruitment in Cleawater E and K. If kale isn’t part of your diet, give it a try. where! They are on the highways, in the backThe Clearwater detachment received informaThere are some very good medications available to reduce stomach acid and roads and also in our neighbourhoods. Often tion that youth gang recruitment may be occurheartburn. If you find yourself without your medication and have bad heartburn, police presence is enough to curb the behaviour, ring in Clearwater. Gang activities and violence you may find relief from drinking a glass of water. The water will reduce the but the police cannot be everywhere at once, continue to make headlines and rural communistomach acidity and bring temporary relief till you can take your medication. especially with the increased summer traffic. The ties are not immune as recruitment areas. When It’s important to be an advocate for your own health. Be an active learner traffic services section of the Clearwater detachit comes to youth gangs, the responsibility is about all health matters including the drugs you take. We can help you with this ment offers a Speedwatch program made up of shared between the police, schools and parents. information. volunteers. For more information on the program Often, parents are the first line of defence and and how to get involved, please contact Cst. changes in behaviour are helpful indicators of BROOKFIELD CENTRE Michelle Hall at the Clearwater detachment at gang involvement. For more help, the internet 250-674-2237. is a useful resource. The Health Canada Drug MON. - SAT. 9 - 6 CLEARWATER, 250-674-3122

Continued from page A6 First Nations also desire compensation for intellectual property rights and there are few examples where compensation for the contributions of traditional knowledge has occurred. I am a master's student currently studying resource and environmental management at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and working with both the Wells Gray Community Forest (WGCF) and the Simpcw First Nation to explore barriers and opportunities around NTFRs. I'm hoping to discover if there is a possibility of moving forward collaboratively in this realm. Through my research I've spent time in the communities of Clearwater, Chu Chua and Barriere interviewing individuals about Community Forests and Non-Timber Forest Resources. Fred Fortier, band councilor for the Simpcw First Nation and board member of Dunster, Valemount, and Wells Gray Community Forests, notes that the WGCF has a relatively small area-based tenure on 13,145 hectares with a 20,000 cubic metre cut (with




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Antique appraisals bring surprises

For the record

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Right: Ed MacKenzie of Clearwater holds a steel engraving of William Mackenzie (railway entrepreneur) during the Antique Appraisal weekend at the Little Fort Community Hall held April 28 and 29.

In the April 30 issue of the Times, the article Blackpool Community Hall dedicates room to Mel, incorrectly noted the presentation was on April 14. The presentation was actually Friday, April 13 as are the Friday night Coffee Houses which are held the second Friday of each month, not Saturday as the article stated. We apologize for the error.

Photos by Mikael Kjellstrom,

Peter S. Blundell, Independent Art and Antique Appraiser examines an antique sterling silver serving spoon worth $395 and dates back to 1788-1789, London. Blundell returned for the third year to appraise items at the Little Fort Antique Weekend. The event was put on by North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society.

Clearwater & District

HOSPICE SOCIETY Annual General Meeting to be held on

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

Raft River Rockhounds plan rendezvous The Raft River Rockhounds and the BC Lapidary Society will be hosting Rendezvous 2012 from May 18 - 21 at the North Thompson Sportsplex. The event is open to the public May 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A mini show is planned at which Kamerovich Originals from Calgary will be selling items such as rocks, crystals, and minerals, and a vendor from Victoria, B.C. will have books and magazines for sale. There will also be rock and mineral display cases with numerous stones from B.C. and around the world. The rendezvous will also have demonstrations of rock polishing, how to make jewelry and more. Information booths for Yellowhead Mining, the District of Clearwater and the Raft River Rockhounds will be on Come and join us for a Happy Birthday Community Appreciation party for

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May 20 1:30 - 3:30 Wells Gray Inn No gifts please

site. Admission is by donation only. If you would like to participate in the whole weekend, you are required to have a membership for insurance purposes, which you can purchase from the Raft River Rockhounds. The rendezvous will begin with registration on Friday night; Saturday and Sunday there will be field trips within the Clearwater area. The group looks forward to taking their guests out to enjoy our beautiful area, looking for stones, minerals and gold panning. Saturday night will feature a rock auction with some amazing stones and minerals from all over the world. Sunday evening will be a dinner for members at the KOA banquet room, followed by the

annual general meeting and will finish up with a pancake breakfast Monday morning, which will also be held at the KOA. Raft River Rockhounds now have their own club house located at the On Call industrial site in Blackpool. Meetings are every third Saturday at 1 p.m. New members are welcome. Registration fees are $30 single and $50 family. Raft River Rockhounds is a warm friendly club which includes a few socials, field trips to hunt for minerals and stones within the area and to gain knowledge of Clearwater and area. Courses will be offered in the fall on faceting, rock polishing, beading, and more. The club

would like to thank Denny Patrick for his donation to the club of three rock tumblers/ grinding supplies, rock polisher and a rock cutter. Raft River Rockhounds will polish rocks for non-members for a fee. The rendezvous brings rockhounders together from all over B.C. There are currently 34 clubs in B.C., with 1800 members. The annual Raft River Rockhounds Canada Day Club Show is scheduled for July 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Country Inn and Blue Loon Grill grounds. Raft River Rockhounds have teamed up with the Aboriginal Sharing Center and Blue Loon Grill to have numerous events, vendors, and local entertainment for

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Sensei Brent Buck gives a Karate demonstration with some of his students at the Clearwater Arts Festival Saturday, April 28. Photo by Margaret Houben

Above: Shirley Devooght of Serenity Performing Arts announces her summer lineup at the Clearwater Arts Festival. The 2012 Summer Concert Series by the River includes Wil Mimnaugh, Adrian Glynn, Paul Filek, Bodhi Jones, Kenny Byrka Band, Pauline Kyllonen, Sister Girl, Cod Gone Wild, Paul Black, Duo #2 and more! Call 250-676-9456 for tickets and more info. Next concert scheduled for May 26. Photo by Yevonne Cline



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North Thompson graduate gives seminar to Okanagan ranchers Black Press Growing up in Little Fort, Kee Jim, graduated from Barriere Secondary, pursued a career in veterinary medicine, and now resides in Alberta, where he is managing director of Feedlot Health Management Services. Jim also continues to be a part of Little Fort Herefords in the North Thompson.

Dr. Kee Jim is a Barriere Secondary School graduate. He returned to BSS in 2010 to receive the school's honorary Wall of Distinction Award. Recently he he spoke to the North Okanagan Livestock Association (NOLA) during their annual education seminar. Cheryl Altwasser, with NOLA, noted the seminar 'was a huge success due to the enthusiasm of Kee Jim". "Dr. Jim suggested that demand is higher than what can be supplied, thus prices at the auction are at a place where a rancher can feel they are getting what their product is worth," said Altwasser. In North America, the supply of beef production has declined as has the supply of cattle. "The U.S. cow herd is under 30 million, while Canada's cow herd today is about 4.2 million," said Altwasser. "In B.C., two-thirds of our cattle come from farms of 50 head or less, which is why farming is called a sideline production as it isn't the primary source of income." Some of the obstacles rancher face today include the economy, debt incurred to feed a

cow herd, demographics and diseases such as the BSE outbreak of 2003. A huge obstacle is the younger generation find it difficult to remain on the family

farm when economical opportunities off the ranch are more inviting. To bolster the industry, Jim suggested making changes to

what animals are being purchased, how you utilize production and marketing. During the seminar, Kevin Boon, B.C. Cattlemen's Association

general manager, focused on the agriculture waste control regulation. "This document was published by the Minister of Environment

without consultation with the Ministry of Agriculture and has created a great deal of concern by many who have read it," said Altwasser. "Due to the negative

impact it has aroused, MOE has agreed to rework the document with the input from the cattle industry and has extended the deadline past May 31."

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Bobby Mear's race car gets a tune-up for upcoming races.

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Local boys gear up for upcoming racing season Val Gerber (l) shows youngsters from Vavenby Primary School how to feed orphaned lambs during a field trip to her family’s sheep ranch in April.

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Bobby Mear A reminder to all Clearwaer and area race fans, the 2012 race season is here. Three Clearwater race teams Bobby Mear (Sportsman), Ryan Sorenson (Street Stock) and Mark Salden (Street Stock) have been hard at work preparing their cars. After one test day in Vernon all three cars seem to be running well. Bob Mear suffered some engine

trouble, which is being fixed. It will be ready to go for the first ARCA OK Tire Sportsman Series race in Vernon on May 12. ARCA OK Tire Sportsman schedule dates are: May 26, Williams Lake; June 16, Prince George; July 21, Quesnel; Aug. 11, Agassiz; and Sept. 8, Vernon. The Street Stock schedule can be found at See ya at the races.

Pay it forward, Hansen tells MLAs Tom Fletcher, Black Press VICTORIA Wheelchair ambassador Rick Hansen visited the B.C. legislature Monday as part of his province-wide relay marking 25 years since the completion of his Man in Motion world tour. Hansen presented “difference maker” medals to MLAs, spoke to a reception and then was invited to make a speech to the legislature. The medals represent gratitude, celebration and inspiration for those who have helped their communities, Hansen told MLAs, explaining what that meant to him once his 40,000-km wheelchair journey was completed. “To be a young kid from Williams Lake and to be inspired to pay it forward,” Hansen said. “To move from a period and a place of despair and to see possibilities and know that I’ve been

Rick Hansen able to get there on the backs of this province, family friends, community. A healthy and inclusive place where a kid can overcome adversity and then be inspired to wing around the world.” Hansen began his 25th anniversary relay in Newfoundland last summer. The relay entered B.C. on March 19 and is passing through 127 communities before concluding in downtown Vancouver on May 22. “To come back 25 years later and to see the kind of response that still is there, and

the progress that’s been made on the part of local champions and difference makers who have really made that possible, those are emotional moments and truly inspiring,” Hansen said. Hansen began his Man in Motion World Tour in March 1985, visiting 34 countries and raising $26 million for spinal cord research. Since 1988, the Rick Hansen Foundation has leveraged that initial effort to $252 million invested in research, accessibility projects and quality-of-life initiatives.

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Obituaries John Carey McIntyre died peacefully at home with Terri, the love of his life, by his side, April 22, 2012, in Clearwater, B.C. after a long illness. Survived by his wife, Terri; his son, Kale (Darlene); Terri’s children, Craig (Alysha), Angelene (Mike) and Deanna (Ed) and seven grandchildren; and by his brother, Douglas (Kimberly), and his sister, Sheila (Sanda). Born 1955 in Montreal to the late Patricia and Donald McIntyre. His formal schooling was in Toronto and Fergus,



John Carey MCINTYRE 1955 - 2012

Dorothy Anne McKELLAR October 31, 1937 - November 25, 2011

Ontario, but he was largely self-taught through observation, conversation, reading and methodical thinking through of how things work. He had a

huge depth and range of knowledge about mountain geology, forestry, motors, ecology, B.C. history, house construction, and trail clearing and riding. He loved the mountains, horses, fishing, cooking, Adams Lake and boating, storytelling, and getting a good bargain. Mostly he loved his family, and he loved doing anything and everything side by side with Terri. He was kind, thoughtful, generous, funny, and incredibly resourceful. He is greatly missed.

Dorothy Anne McKellar, (nee Watson), was born in Vancouver, BC on Halloween 1937. She worked for The Province Paper until 1964, when she left to marry. She moved to Stewart, BC in the fall of 1970 and to Clearwater, BC in June of 1973. Dorothy was very active in the community, and could be remembered for her wonderful baked goods sold at many fundraisers that her children were involved in. She

First rural and northern physiotherapy cohort begins Community Care, the Child Development Centre, and a number of private practices in Prince George. The aim of the initiative is to increase recruitment and retention of physiotherapists to northern and rural communities through offering Physiotherapy students the opportunity to experience rural practice and life during their clinical education. “We are confident that once students experience life and learning in the North, and the beauty of northern BC, they will want to stay,” says Roots. “Ultimately, the NRC believes that through training students from the North in the North, they will stay in the North.”

Times Staff A new program aimed at producing more physiotherapists for northern and rural communities officially began recently. Ten students from the Master of Physiotherapy program at the University of British Columbia (UBC) are in Prince George as part of the Northern and Rural Cohort (NRC), an innovative approach to education involving the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), UBC, Northern Health, and local physiotherapy providers. “Right now, access to rehabilitation services in the North is a significant problem, in part because there is a serious shortage of rehabilitation providers,” says Robin Roots, coordinator of clinical education for the Northern and Rural Cohort. “Communities such as Prince Rupert have closed their physiotherapy department because of a lack of physiotherapists. The Northern and Rural Cohort is a new initiative that aims to address this workforce crisis.” The Physical Therapy Northern and Rural Cohort is a partnership between the UBC Department of Physical Therapy and UNBC, and funded by the provincial government. The cohort allows for 20 physiotherapy students to

One of the first-ever students in the Northern and Rural Cohort, Regan Daoust of Prince George (l) and clinical education coordinator Robin Roots in a physiotherapy room at UHNBC.

257D Glen Road, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N2

Tel: (250) 587-2366

Clearwater & District Hospice Society will be holding



May 16, 17, 18, 2012

Place: Rear of Royal Canadian Legion building Time:

9am to 4pm approx. each day

Cost: $60.00 to be paid with Registration Bring you own lunch - refreshments will be included. All registration forms to be returned before May 7th, 2012.

Name & Address: Phone #: Registration forms and fees can be sent to Clearwater & District Hospice Society or telephone Andrea Lenny @ (250) 587-2366 for pick up.

Church Directory Your places of worship

Meeting at: 11 Lodge Drive (Behind Mohawk Station)

On the Web: For information 250.674.3841 or 250.674.2912

VAVENBY CHRISTIAN CHURCH 3083 Capostinsky Rd. • Service 11 a.m. Sunday Morning Celebration Services Ian Moilliet Pastor 250-676-9574 Non Denominational

St James Catholic Church

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“an Independent” congregation in fellowship with the broader Christian community in the area.

Sunday Worship Service 10 am

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Clearwater & District Hospice Society

Clearwater Christian Church

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complete the majority of their clinical placements in northern BC and rural communities each year, with UNBC serving as the clinical education hub. It will officially begin in September 2012. The students participating this week are a pilot cohort and in training locations at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia, Home and

was a strong supporter of many charities, her favourite being the BC Children’s Hospital, specifically the Cancer Ward. She is survived by her two daughters, Heather (McKellar) Hildebrandt and Mary McKellar; grandchildren Vince and Kim Hildebrandt; and her great granddaughter, Lily Hildebrandt. Please join us in celebrating her life at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 13 at the Clearwater

Clearwater Seventh-Day Adventist Church Pastor Bill Kelly Saturday Service - 10am Clearwater Christian Church

Ph. 250-674-3468

CLEARWATER Sunday Service Mass • 11am - 12pm UNITED CHURCH Church of St. James Tuesday & Thursday Catholic Worship & Children’s 10am Church • Sunday 9am 324 Clearwater TheRev.GrahamBrownmiller 250-672-5653 Village Road or 250-674-3808 250-672-5949 or 250-676-9435 •Father Don O’Reilly

Clearwater Living Streams Christian Fellowship


Meeting at New Life Assembly every Sunday 5:00pm

(Kids church during service)

Contact Dave Meehan 250-674-3217 email: Clearwater Community Church open to everyone - all denominations

Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am Wednesdays Am Ladies Bible Study Thursday 3-5pm Kids Club

Phone: 250-674-2345 308 W Old N Thompson Hwy

COMMUNITY BAPTIST 24E Old North Thompson Hwy

Worship Service 10:30 Interim Pastor David Crouse 250.674.1332


Monday, May 7, 2012 Clearwater Times

Business & Service Directory Accountant - Certified

STONE & COMPANY (Robert Lawrie, Silvia Scheibenpflug) Certified General Accountants Rison Realty • 32 E Old N. Thompson Hwy. Feb. 1st to Apr. 30th - Every Thursday May 1st to Jan. 31st - By Appointment Hours: 9:30 am to Noon, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Electric Contractors

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Joel Steinberg Phone: 250-674-0017 Email:

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MOTOR LICENCE OFFICE ICBC Agent District of Clearwater

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Monday, May 7, 2012 Clearwater Times

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. Herbert Henry Asquith (1852 - 1928)

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UPCOMING EVENTS May 10: Super-zoomba class at Rotary Sports Park from 6:30-7:30 pm to help celebrate Move For Health Day. May 11: Deadline for the Age Friendly Survey. May 12: Household Hazardous Waste Round-up May 13: Free Dump Day at Clearwater Landfill

in the Brookfield Shopping Centre in Clearwater Eat in or Take out Fried Chicken

May 15: Water restrictions come into effect. Odd numbered houses water on odd numbered days and even numbered houses water on even numbered days.


May 16, 17, 18: A Volunteer Training Course. Call the Clearwater & District Hospice Society at 250-5872366.

May 13: Mother’s Day. Don’t forget your mom! May 14: Clearwater & District Hospice Society AGM. 11:00 a.m. at 257D Glen Rd. May 14: Hospice Society AGM at 11:00 am at 257D Glen Rd.

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ONGOING EVEN EVENTS NTS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Clearwater Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9:00 am – Noon. For more information please call Anne at 250-6743444. • Clearwater-Vavenby Lions Bingo: Every 2nd Tues. Elks Hall. 250-587-6269 • M&M (Mrs. & Ms.) Social. Last Sun of the mth Wells Gray Inn. 1pm: 587-6503 • Blackpool Community Hall Coffee House; Local musicians – every 2nd Fri. of the month watch for posters. Doors open 6:30 pm. Concession, $3 or 2 for $5. • Clearwater Elks Bingo - every 2nd Thurs. Elks Hall. open 5pm • Cribbage Wed. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 12:30 pm. • Little Fort Coffee House 7pm Little Fort Hall. 1st Fri of the mth Oct. - May except Nov. Bill 672-5116 • Fun Darts Fri. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 6 pm. CHILDREN & FAMILIES • Raccoon StrongStart at Raft River Elem school days Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri from 8:45-11:45am • Raccoon StrongStart at Vavenby Elem school days Wed 8:5011:50am • Clearwater Breastfeeding Group: 3rd Wed. of every month 7:30pm @ YCS • Mother Goose - Mornings, To register call Kerry at 250-674-2600 ext 227 • Community Baptist Jr. Youth Gr. 5, 6, 7 - 7-8:30pm • Community Baptist Sr. Youth Gr. 8-10 - 7-9:30pm HEALTH & HEALING • Shambhala Meditation Group: meets every Tuesday at Forest House 6:30-8:00 pm. Info: 250-587-6373.

• Connections Healing Rooms - every Friday from 1-3pm (except stat. holidays). 86 Young Rd. No charge. Sponsored by Living Streams Christian Church. • Healthy Choices – every Tues 9am, 12 & 5:30pm at Skills Center. Info call Kim 674-0224 • Clearwater & District Hospice Society every 3rd Mon. Sept-Jun 10am Legion Building. RECREATION • Drop-in soccer: Tuesdays & Thursday at 7pm at CSS field. Everyone welcome! • Bowling: Mon. 10–12pm & 1-3pm; Thurs., 1-3pm. Seniors Centre at Evergreen Acres. 674-2699 • Clearwater Sno-Drifters: Meet 1st Thursday of every month. 250-676-9414 • CNT Rod & Gun Club: 3rd Sun. of the mth. Blackpool Hall 7pm Sept. - April • Drop in Tennis: Mon & Thurs 6:30pm All levels. Double & single play. Rotary Sports Park. • Yoga Tree – Call or email Annie 674-2468 annie.pomme@ • Clearwater Walks – Strollers & Striders, Mon. 12:30 & Wed 5:30pm, meet at YCS. Info 250-674-7082. • Core Strength Fitness. Tuesdays. Classes at 10-11am 250-6740001 SENIORS • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society 3rd Sun Social Meet at the Wells Gray Hotel at 12:30pm for lunch or dessert, & chat • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society Book Club Meets the last Thursday of the month at 2:00 at the public library All seniors are welcome

For a complete list of our area’s

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS please stop in at the Times office and pick up your copy of the North Thompson Community Directory • Brookfield Mall Clearwater • 250-674-3343 TO ADD YOUR COMMUNITY EVENT OR ORGANIZATION PLEASE CALL THE TIMES AT 250-674-3343


The OFA Level 3 training is a 10-day, 80-hour course. This course covers the skills in the Level 1, Level 2 and Transportation Endorsement courses and adds more time to develop con¿dence and competence in the essential skill areas. This course is the most advanced course that WCB offers. An attendant possessing a Level 3 certi¿cate can work on any provincial workplace as a designated attendant. Register today and be on your way to getting a new job. Date: Mon-Fri, June 4 to 15 Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm Location: Community Resource Centre Cost: $750


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andand your goes the Star/Journal The Times FREE. yourad ad goes into into the Barriere FREE. Regular Rate: 8.50 + HST Maximum 15 words .20c per word extra Special Rates: 3 Weeks; $22.15 + HST Free Ads: Lost, Found, Student Work Wanted Free ads maximum 15 words will run 2 consecutive weeks.

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Career Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

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.

APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information:

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

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

priced as low as .25cents

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

It is the policy of The Star/Journal to receive pre-payment on all classified advertisements. Ads may be submitted by phone if charged to a VISA, MC or an existing account.

Phone 250-674-3838 or

CHECK YOUR AD! Notice of error must be given in time for correction before the second insertion of any advertisement. The paper will not be responsible for omissions or for more than one incorrect insertion, or for damages or costs beyond the cost of the space actually occupied by the error. Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of ads which discriminate against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved. Readers; in ads where ‘male’ is referred to, please read also as ‘female’ and where ‘female’ is used, read also ‘male’. NOTE: When ordering items out of province, the purchaser is responsible to pay provincial sales tax. Do not send money in response to an advertisement without confirming the credentials of that business, and be aware that some telephone numbers will be charged for by the minute



In Memoriam

Coming Events

250-587-0026 Anytime Barriere Alcoholics Anonymous Call: 250-672-9643 For Al Anon Call: 250-672-9643, 250-819-5361, 250-308-5139 or 778-220-6269 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 Found. Motorbike gear, construction equip. and a radio. Ph. to identify 250-674-3320. 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. Lost: set of keys including Honda car key. If found call 250-672-5611.

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In Loving Memory Of Glen Shook May 11, 1998 Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear Fond memories linger every day Remembrance keeps them near Always in our hearts Your loving family.

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS 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

Coming Events Barriere Hospice Walk-a-Thon May 28, 6:30pm. Gather at the “Ridge”. Walk starts 7pm. All Welcome. 250-672-0301 Hospital Gift Corner Open Monday - Friday 10 am - 1 pm Mother’s Day Tea & Bazaar at the Barriere Senior Centre. May 12, 11am-1pm.

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ORIENTATION & other pre-requisites for employment (physical fitness test, S-100A, and ICS-100) will be held both May 12th & May 13th @ Blackpool Fire Hall 9AM-4PM. Bring a back-pack, suitable footwear for physical fitness test, identification, all certifications, proof of related training, and a lunch. Competitive wages. We follow labour laws & pay overtime. Please RSVP for Orientation or S-100 via email: or phone (250)676-9465. Website:

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

Medical/Dental 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 benefits. Resumes and references to

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Looking for new ways to make money? Want to deliver Sunday flyers? Routes available: Ph 250-674-3343 for more information

Clearwater Wildfires Services Inc. is currently looking for Fire Fighters, Chainsaw Operators (WorkSafe BC app. Cert.), Danger Tree Assessors (WDTA Cert.), and Fallers (WorkSafe BC app. Cert.) for the summer season. Pre-requisites for all workers is to pass the physical fitness test (annually), S-100, S-100A (annual renewal), and ICS-100. BC Forest Service Wildfire Mgmt. Approved Instructor will be training for S-100 (Only 2-day course recognized for certification as per new standards) June 2nd & 3rd @ Blackpool Fire Hall 9AM-4PM. Cost will be $135 + taxes. Please register in advance.

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. JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN required immediately for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealership in Salmon Arm, BC. Proven producer, good attitude, quality workmanship a must. Excellent wage and benefit package. Contact Pat - phone 250-832-8053, fax 250-8324545, email: SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES Panorama Mountain Village is looking to fill a variety of summer positions. To see full job descriptions and apply go to employment



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

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Housekeeping: PT/Seas/Clw #417 Cook: Casual/Clw #416 Cook: 2 Pos. Seas/Clw #415 Customer Service Employee: 4 Pos. Seas/Clw #414 Baking & Cook Asst: 2 Pos. Seas/Clw #413 Barista: 2 Pos. Seas/Clw #412 Controller: FT/Blue River #411 Public Works Superintendent: FT/Clw #410 Dishwasher: FT/PT Blue River #409 German/Dutch Speaking Tour Guide: Seas/FT Clw #408 Housekeeper: Summer Season/Blue River #407 Campground Attendant: FT & PT/Seasonal/3 positions/Clw. #406 Server: FT & PT/Seasonal/2 positions. Clw #405 Front Desk Clerk: FT/Seasonal/2 positions. Clw. #404 Housekeeper: PT/Seasonal/3 positions/Clw #403 Cashier/General Help: PT/seasonal/2positions/ Clw #402 Customer Service Rep: FT & PT/3pos Little Fort #0401 Shuttle Bus Driver/Naturalist/Photographer: FT/ Seas/Clw #0322 River Operations Manager: FT/Seas/Clw #0320 Trip Leader - Whitewater Rafting Guide: FT/Seas/ Clw #0319 Whitewater Kayaking Instructor: FT/Seas/Clw #0318 Office Assistant: Seas/Clw #0315 Cook: Seas/Clw #0312 Line Cooks: 2FT/1PT pos/Blue River #0305 Cook: FT/Blue River #0207 Volunteer Firefighter 7 pos./Clw. #0205

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

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Work Wanted Handyman: Residential renovations/repairs/new construction. 28 yrs exp. Barriere. HAFI program. Seniors discounts. Call Ray Semrick 250-318-5925 Need some help with those odd jobs you don’t have time for? Call Keiran Jones at 250674-3051


Mind Body Spirit Shambhala Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at Forest House 6:30-8:00 pm. Join us and learn how to be friends with your mind. For more information call 250-587-6373.

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DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1 877-5563500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.


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


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

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

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

Sue’s Jewellery Repairs Since 1975 - We do it all, Retipping, Sizing, Soldering. Sue Ludtke - 250-587-6357 Word by Word Proofreading & Editing 250-674-7118

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions BC LIVESTOCK is holding a ranch equipment auction Saturday May 12th 11A.M. @ The Johnson’s on Duck Range Rd. Pritchard. Equipment is showroom quality. Tractors, haying equipment, tools, tack, lots of good antiques. View Website at F.M.I Call 250-573-3939

Food Products May 12th Farmers’ Market. Lettuces, spinach, shoots, greens, rhubarb, eggs, bedding plants, baking, crafts.

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

Misc. for Sale 4 all season tires on Pontiac rims, $500. Toshiba DVD play. /rec., $75. Raspberry canes, $2/ea. Bamix Mixer w/small grinder, $150. B&D Blender, $30. Iron $5. 250-672-2187 or 250-819-6522. Additions. Where is. Ideal for free-standing or to expand your home’s square footage. One at 10’x36’6”; one at 10’x27’. Phone 250-587-6151. CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991. DIY STEEL Building deals! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. Free brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 ONE STOP shopping, get a million different products here. High quality, 20% less than Walmart, vitamins, health, nutrition, cosmetics, jewelry, cleaners, soaps, shampoos, guaranteed; Pick-up Truck Hitch, w/2” ballmount. Torque weight 500lbs max. trailerweight 5000lbs. $60. 250-672-9610 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info and DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-863-3082 Looking for broken washers, dryers, fridges and stoves. 250-674-0079. Used Postage Stamps Support International Scouting by donating used stamps which are sorted & sold to raise money for the International Development Fund of the International Scout & Guide Fellowship. This fund pays for training for Scouters in the third world. Drop stamps off at front counter of the Star/Journal in Barriere, or call Margaret at (250)672-9330.


Real Estate


For Sale By Owner

Auto Financing

1993 mobile 14x64, 2 bdrm. New roof, central air, lg windows all around c/w curtains & blinds. Open concept btw kit and lvg rm, 4 skylights w/blinds, lg fenced yd, within walking dist of shopping. Will take what you have for down payment. $62,900.00 250-6743186 or 250-674-1625.




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

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


Scrap Car Removal

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

CLEARWATER-1BDRM 2nd flr clean apt. NS/NP ref’s & dd req’d $575/mo 250-955-0298 Clearwater: 1 bdrm suite, 500 sq. ft., $550/mo, incl util. DD req. Avail now. 778-549-0410.

NOTICE TO REMOVE PRIVATE LAND FROM WOODLOT LICENCE W1857 Please be advised that George S. Briggs is proposing to remove 20.26 hectares of private land from Woodlot License W1857, located north of Clearwater, in the Upper Clearwater Valley, within DL 2179, a privately owned lot wholly owned by George S. Briggs. Inquiries/comments to this proposal must be submitted to George S. Briggs, PO Box 429, Clearwater, BC V0E 1N0 by June 3, 2012. Only written inquiries received by the above date will be responded to.

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

Mobile Homes & Pads Barriere: Detroiter 12’ x 60’ mobile home. Has storage addition. $18,000.00 obo. 250-672-2162 Clearwater: 2 bdrm trailer, oil heat, F/S, $400/mo + DD. Call 250-674-2755

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All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

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

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

Want to Rent 1/2 doz retirees need the use of a kitchen & a place to put their sleeping bags over several weekends during the fishing season, annually. “Have vacuum cleaner will travel.” or call Mikey collect (604) 271-6217. Clearwater. Older man looking for a room with/kitchen.Lv msg at Times office 250-674-3343.


Cars - Domestic 1994 Mazda MX6 LS 5-speed. Excellent condition. New tires, rotors, brakes, battery. $2500 obo. 250-674-2172.


Garage Sales 2nd Annual The Garage Sale To Die For! at the North Thompson Funeral Home parking lot. Saturday May 12th 9 am-1 pm All proceeds benefit the Clearwater Food Bank and the Clearwater and district Hospice Society.

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

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Commercial/ Industrial Property

Commercial/ Industrial Property

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

Open to Leases or rentals on individual areas Call Dwaine @ 778-549-0410

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

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Clearwater Times Monday, May 7, 2012 Are you getting your Flyer Pack? Is it delivered to you? Is the flyer pack orderly when received? A19

Visiting friends enjoy nature’s offerings

HOUSE FOR RENT $825/mo Spacious 3 bedroom family home Basement w/family room + den 2 car carport, large yard MOBILE FOR SALE 1-888-587-6270 Pine Grove mobile home park 1224 Ford Rd, Clearwater, B.C.

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District of Clearwater

Legal Notice for Tax Sale Surplus Notice to the Estate of Raymond Hitchcock Please be advised that Tax Sale Surplus funds in the amount of $39,386.65, became payable to Raymond Hitchcock on September 26th, 2011. To claim these funds, please contact the District of Clearwater at 250 674-2257.

Please be advised that the DISTRICT OF CLEARWATER will be holding special meetings regarding the reading of the 2012 FIVE YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN BYLAW and the 2012 TAX RATE BYLAW Tuesday, May 8th and Thursday May 10th, 2012 at 7:00pm at the District of Clearwater Council Chambers 132 Station Road

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It’s the law: visiting friends have to go to Wells Gray Park, even if there’s time to see only a portion of it, easily accessible waterfalls at the top of the list. When we are lucky, animals and birds put on a show for us. Such was the case at Helmcken Falls in June of last year. Hawks swooped around, above and through the highflying mists of the thundering, falling water. We continued on to the foot of Clearwater Lake where we sat outside the small café, our two dogs tied up nearby. Suddenly a yellowheaded blackbird landed on the railing not three m from us all. It stayed until its photo was taken by us and the other diners before leaving as abruptly as it had come. Flitting in a nearby bush, a wee yellow-green bird blended in with the spring colours of the leaves that were just emerging. Its sprightly activity in leaping from bough to bough was accompanied by cheerful singing. Checking a bird book, we think we were watching a

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March 21– April 19

April 20– May 20

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February 19– March 20

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May 21– June 21

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June 22– July 22

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July 23– August 22

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Virgo, yousave are more on Spend less, the recovery and road you’llto definitely from an issue get more, Virgo. that’s More been bothersome. in your bottom line This recovery is long and more peace of overdue, but provide you mind. Flowers will be stronger a great pick-me-up.for having gone through August 23– September 22 these trials.


October 23– November 21

Sagittarius, someone News from afar gets isthe worried creative about juices you and this and week flowing, youyou will recognize accomplish moretheir than concerns. the you have inMaybe some time, worry is because Sagittarius. A game you of have been out of wits at the office so long. November 22– touch provesfor challenging.

December 21

Trekking Tales )`2H`2UV_

Wilson’s warbler. Just before we left, and definitely part of this lovely, if chilly, scene, a loon silently drifted by before submerging. On our return journey, a car was stopped in the middle of the road just south of the Murtle River warming hut. “Game ahead,” we guessed - correctly. A black bear and her small black cub were foraging in the green grass at road’s edge. Some camera fumbling in the excitement of the moment cost us the opportunity for a picture of them both together. And then one of the dogs barked! The scene changed. In a flash the cub was up the nearest tree. “Go higher,” urged Mama as the second dog added his comments. The lesson over and her young’un safely above her and out of danger, Mama then unconcernedly continued her munching. Sometimes our guests are taken up to Green Mountain Lookout on the way up, but this time we drove up that winding road when we were on our way back. Descending after enjoying the 360 degree view of the

park, we were greeted by a second bear as we were about to turn onto Clearwater Valley Road. Probably a yearling, it stood up when it first saw us, then abruptly decided it wasn’t old enough to do this bigbear thing, and scrambled up the nearest tree. Here it perched as we attempted to photograph this shy black beauty, now barely (sorry!) visible through the branches. It outstayed us, remaining on its lofty perch until after we had set off again. For visiting Australians, seeing a bear is the biggest thrill, but other animals can be curiosities as well. For example, in a totally different setting, we were returning to Clearwater from Barriere with some of my country-folk on board. Happily, we saw a group of eight to 10 deer grazing in a field above Highway 5. “Are they tame deer?” one asked. While this seems strange, even humorous, to those who live here, the question was a reasonable one. Any deer seen in Australia, or wapiti/elk in New Zealand for that matter, are enclosed as they are raised for meat. They are not seen in the wild as we see them here, so they don’t even get to moan about any munched gardens. Don’t you get tired of going to the same places all the time?” we are asked occasionally. “Never!” we respond. “Something is different every time: the sky, the colours, the flora, and - best of all - you never know what wildlife you might encounter.”


Monday, May 7, 2012 Clearwater Times

MEALS made EASY Downtown Barriere

250-672-9929 WINTER HOURS 9am - 6pm





PORK LOIN CHOPS .....................$4.19/LB


TOMATOES ON VINE ...................$.98/LB


SV • 311-326G

LAUNDRY DETERGENT OR POWER PACKS ......................... $5.98/EA

PORK RIBS...................................$3.09/LB

NABOB COFFEE ..........................2/$10.00


RED CRIMSON GRAPES............. $1.98/LB




SEEDLESS • #1 • 4.37KG



MARINATING STEAK ..................$3.39/LB

BAKED BEANS..............................2/$3.00


SV • 104-167G

ICE CREAM...................................2/$7.00

KNORR SIDEKICKS .......................3/$3.99


ASPARAGUS .............................. $2.48/LB

SV •350G

SIMPLY ORANGE OR APPLE JUICE .................................2/$8.00



BEEF SHORT RIBS ........................$4.19/EA FROZEN

LOBSTER TAIL .............................$6.98/EA VALUE PACK • 15.39KG


DAD’S COOKIES ...........................2/$7.00 SV •1 PACK


LEAF LETTUCE ........................... $1.48/EA FRESH • WASHINGTON GROWN • #1 • 5.47KG

WHITE CAULIFLOWER .................$.98/LB BC GROWN • FANCY • 2.16KG


GALL APPLES ...............................$.98/LB

SV • 125-334G

OLD EL PASO TORTILLAS OR SHELLS ...................................2/$5.00


SV • 250ML


FRESH STRAWBERRIES.............. $3.98/EA PINEAPPLE ................................ $2.98/EA

KRAFT PURE JAM ........................2/$6.00 SPECIAL K OR ALL-BRAN •SV • 320-775G

KELLOGG’S CEREAL .....................3/$9.99 SV • 796ML

AYLMER TOMATOES ...................2/$4.00 SV • 150-225G

KRAFT DINNER ..............................3/$4.98


QUAKER KIDS • SV • 120-187G

BAVARIAN MEATLOAF ......... $1.48/100G


FRENCH HERB LOAF.............. $1.48/100G

GRANOLA BARS ..........................2/$5.00 SV • 450-500G



DILL HAVARTI....................... $2.28/100G

Downtown Barriere 250-672-9929 WINTER HOURS 9am - 6pm Sale in effect from May 6 - 12, 2012

SV - Select Varieties

BAKERY FLAX BUNS ................................ $2.78/6PK 2 BITE CAKES .............................. $3.98/PK

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