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Hospitality appreciated… Sylvia Gunther, centre, served some warm food to Judy and Rob Newell from the BulkleyNechako Regional District during the welcoming barbecue at the 108 Heritage Site. This was the first social of the North Central Local Government Association convention and AGM hosted by the District of 100 Mile House, May 2-4.

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The B.C. Liberal 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 April 30. 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 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 the whole

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policy regime that’s based on the notion that the British Columbia government can do something about the amount of human-caused carbon dioxide going into the atmosphere should be rethought – again, in my opinion.” He added Canada’s carbon emissions represent two per cent of all human sources, and B.C.’s emissions are roughly one-10th of that. NDP environment critic Rob Fleming began the debate, arguing that colleges, universities and hospitals should keep the money paid in carbon offsets to improve


the fuel efficiency of their operations, rather than pay it to the Pacific Carbon Trust for distribution to other greenhouse gas reduction projects in industry. Fleming said carbon offsets will cost public sector operations $25 million this year, and B.C.’s public sector is only responsible for one per cent of the province’s greenhouse gas emissions. The government has committed to one more increase in the carbon tax on July 1, which will add about a cent to the 5.56-cent tax on a litre of gasoline.

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Free financial education available By Melody Newcombe What the heck are financial literacy and financial planning? “Financial literacy, as defined by www., is understanding how to manage money effectively. What does it mean to be financially literate? It means you know basic money principles. You understand financial principles, such as interest rates, risk and return, credit management, guaranty, banking, insurance, time value of money and taxes. Financial literacy can help people buy a home, save money for emergencies, afford college tuition, start a business, and live comfortably in retirement. Financial illiteracy can subject an uninformed person to excessive debt, predatory lending, misleading investments, unreasonable interest rates, and other deceptive practices. Says Elaine Hanson White from RBC: “At RBC, financial planning doesn’t begin with your money. It begins by setting your priorities and life goals on your own terms. Goals can vary from person to person and it is important to explore your thoughts with your partner and or loved ones.” Financial literacy co-ordinator Diana Badke will facilitate a workshop on

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Deb Summers, left, Mary Packham, Elke Lattmann and Diana Badke, sitting, take a break from their preparation for the upcoming financial planning workshop. financial planning at the 100 Mile House RBC branch n May 16 from 2 to 3 p.m. Hanson White guest speaker will be there to answer questions on financial planning. If you have questions about your money and would like to learn about

financial planning, this workshop is for you. At the workshop, you will be provided with great resources, a binder full of information, websites for you to check out and brochures. You will have fun participating in group activities and you will have

have said the material and presentations were excellent. The workshops are free because of the grant money given to Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy from SEDI/TD. The final workshop in the series will feature Judy Simkins from Money Concepts for seniors about government programs and retirement. Call Badke at 250706-8542 to register for the workshop, or if you feel more comfortable meeting with her in a one-to-one appointment, give her a call. Melody Newcombe is a literacy support worker.

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1st Annual CMHA SOUTH CARIBOO COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE! 3 Scenic Rides : 7 km (108 Lake), 10 km (108 & Sepa lakes), 15 km (lakes and trails) Registration: $10 (individual), $20 (family up to 4)

Registration pkgs. available online or at Nuthatch Books, Didi's Boutique and 100 Miler Gear Garage All riders will be eligible to WIN the GRAND PRIZE of a 15' Silver Norco Storm Mtn. Bike! Organize a team to compete for the most original team theme to win the GOLDEN SPOKE CUP! Win Prizes For Pledges! For more details go to: www.cmhasouthcaribooride Have fun, connect with others and raise awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle in building our mental health! Thanks to our community sponsors: Dominion Securiti ities



The Louisiana Hayride was a live radio show, broadcast over KWKH Radio in Shreveport, Louisiana and ran successfully from 1948-1960. It was instrumental in establishing the careers of such artists as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins, Jim Reeves, Roy Orbison and many more artists. Our rendition in story and song, takes you back to those days and that live radio show. Find out why Roy Orbison wore dark sunglasses and where and when the phrase “Elvis has left the building” was first spoken. Great stories, great songs. For more information on the show, google Gil Risling Hayride.

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Be prepared near waterways


MLA REPORT We’ve had some colder weather lately, and it’s creating high snowpacks with associated high risks of flooding across the province. In fact, snowpacks in the Upper Fraser Basin, which includes the Cariboo-Chilcotin, are at record levels. Since flooding often occurs when high snowpacks are combined with warmer temperatures and/or heavy rainfall, we should all be aware of how to prepare for and deal

with a flood. I urge everyone to be extra careful near any waterways, as floodwaters can be unpredictable and carry debris in the fast-moving waters. Please keep an especially close eye on your children and pets near the water’s edge, and be aware of changing conditions. Small creeks and rivers tend to have narrow channels that fill up quickly, and eroded riverbanks often result in unstable ground. Flooding also poses the risk of basement floods, which can be costly, messy, and a huge inconvenience. More importantly, they also pose significant health and safety concerns. Some of these concerns include explosions or electrical shock from compromised electrical and gas systems,

Know before you go Spring rains combined with melting snowpacks and rising streams can affect road and highway conditions. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure urges you to be prepared for spring driving conditions by checking DriveBC before leaving on a trip. Heavy snowfall this winter has resulted in the fifthhighest snowpack in the province since the 1950s. Several days of warm weather have led to high snowmelt rates and quick moving rivers and streams in parts of British Columbia. This, combined with saturated hillsides, caused six washouts on provincial roads recently. Motorists should drive with caution and look for pooling water in low-lying areas, near creek and river crossings. Drivers can check current highway conditions on the

DriveBC website. Folks can also see the highway conditions in real time, with 200 highway webcams strategically placed throughout the province. See DRIVEBC‌ page 4

contaminated flood water, weakened walls and ceilings from water damage, and dangerous or corrosive cleaning agents, irritants, mould and mildew left behind after flooding. When you are cleaning up after a flood, make sure to wear protective clothing, such as overalls, gloves, protective eyewear, rubber boots, and a face mask. Open the windows, stay clear of electrical equipment, and if possible, shut off the power. You may also wish to set up fans and/ or dehumidifiers to speed the drying process. If water is backing up from your

building drain, call a plumber. Do not flush the toilet, run the washing machine or dishwasher, or turn on the taps. Call your local municipal government to report severe flooding, and call your insurance company to report any damage and clarify your insurance coverage. Take pictures of the damage and keep receipts of any work done. For more information on preparing for a flood and dealing with the cleanup, visit these websites: www. e m e rg e n c y i n f o b c . or www. preparedness/flood_tips/ Floodproof.pdf. Be prepared, stay safe, and keep dry.

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Building an emergency kit Emergency Preparedness Week, May 6-12, is an annual event that reminds families how to prepare for being caught in an emergency or a disaster. British Columbia experiences a wide range of events, such as wildfires, earthquakes, flooding and severe weather. Preparing a 72-hour emergency kit is easy to do and can be done at a low cost.

documents — birth certificate, passport, BC CareCard, insurance, photos of family members. • Pet food. Recommended items: • A change of clothing and footwear for each household member. • Sleeping bag or warm (foil) blanket for each household member. • A whistle in case you need to attract attention. • Garbage bags for personal sanitation. • Toilet paper and other personal care supplies. • Safety gloves. • Basic tools, including a hammer, pliers,

Basic emergency kit • Two litres of water per person per day, and include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order. • Canned food, energy bars and dried foods that will not spoil. Replace the food and water once a year. • Manual can opener. • Flashlight and batteries. • Battery powered or wind-up radio and extra batteries. • First aid kit. • Prescription medications, infant formula or equipment for people with disabilities. • Extra keys for your car and house. • Cash — include smaller bills, such as $10 bills, travellers’ cheques are also useful, and change for pay phones. • Emergency plan — include a copy of it and ensure it contains in-town and out-of-town contact information. • A copy of important

wrench, screwdrivers, fasteners, and work gloves. • Small fuel-driven stove and fuel (follow manufacturer’s directions and store properly). • Two additional litres of water per person per day for cooking and cleaning. In addition to the above home kit, it’s also important to have

a “Grab & Go Kit” that is light and portable in case you have to leave your home with little or no notice. Suggested items for this kit can be found at ard_preparedness/ personal_prepared ness.html. Disaster preparedness kits can be purchased from the Canadian Red Cross by going to its website: To learn more visit the Emergency Management BC website at and the Public Safety Canada website at: www.getprepared.

DRIVEBC… from page 3 All this information is available online at Another way to “know before you go” is to follow DriveBC and TranBC on Twitter and get up-to-date information on your desktop or your mobile phone. These Twitter feeds are available at www. and drivebc respectively.

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

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Psalm 23 will be accepting nominations until May 15, 2012. The winning nominee will be chosen by a panel consisted of community members from Sunrise Ford, 100 Mile Glass, Psalm 23’s Marvin & Shelley Declare and representatives from any other business that donates to this project on May 15th. The vehicle will be given away at Sunrise Ford on Saturday, May 19 at noon. If you would like to participate in Psalm 23’s Donate a Vehicle program please email or call Marvin Declare (604-870-5616). As a charity, Psalm 23 can offer a tax receipt for your donation. With our ‘Donate a Vehicle Program’ we are able to receive trucks, cars, farm vehicles, motorcycles, ATVs and boats. Please consider donating today into our Training Programs. For more information on Psalm 23 please contact us. (

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of the newly refurbished entrance and waiting area of the 100 Mile and District Hospital. In 2005, the Foundation partnered with Interior Health and the Cariboo Chilcotin Health District to undertake a major upgrade of the Emergency and Laboratory facilities. In 2001, the Foundation planned and funded renovations to the hospital entrance and waiting area. Now that the work is complete, we invite you to the celebration!


The Next Generation of the and Dear Reader; Thank you for choosing the 100 Mile Free Press and The Cariboo Connector as your trusted source of in-depth local news and information. We are proud to bring you up-to-date coverage of news, sports and entertainment 24 hours a day and have invested in our newsroom to be able to deliver the news in different ways. Those investments ensure we can provide the information you need to be informed and to make decisions every day, and to deliver it in ways you want it, when you want it. Whether you are looking for the latest developments from your community, the score of a high-school game, ideas for what to do this weekend, or places to shop, we know thousands of you rely on us each week. As of May 16 we will introduce charges for digital subscriptions for those who do not subscribe to our print edition. In doing so, we join a growing number of newspaper companies across the country that have taken this step. As with other papers that have begun charging for premium content online, we view this as an investment in the future so we can continue our mandate to offer a credible report of news, information and opinion. No organization can match the Free Press and The Cariboo Connector’s breadth and depth investment in that mandate. All subscribers to the Free Press and the Cariboo Connector’s print edition will have access at no additional charge to all content at All access entitles you to: • Subscriber content online: At you will be able to look at all stories, photos and videos, post comments on stories and read what others are saying. • e-Edition: You will be able to access our new e-Edition - an exact replica of the printed newspaper. We value every one of our readers and appreciate the trust you have placed in us. We look forward to serving you. If you have questions, please look at our guide to ‘Frequently Asked Questions.’ If you have further questions after reading that, please contact our customer service staff at or 1-888-811-5627.

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language and hearing are developing well. Signs of difficulty can be subtle but may include: • Certain sounds that seem difficult for a child to hear (e.g. can hear the doorbell but not certain voices). • Doesn’t notice when spoken to from behind. • Speech that is hard to understand or inappropriate for the child’s age level. • Very loud or soft speech. • Stuttering • A child who is distracted, withdrawn or avoids social contact. • A child who gets upset when trying to communicate If you suspect a problem, IHA’s registered speech-language pathologists and audiologists can help. They specialize in working with children during the critical years from birth to five years. Call your local health centre for an appointment. To find a health centre near you use IHA’s online search tool www.interiorhealth. ca/FindUs/_layouts/FindUs/ By.aspx?type= Location Health centres are also listed under Health Authorities in the blue pages of your telephone directory. For more information on speech, language and hearing visit these websites: InfantsChildren/Pages/SpeechLanguage. aspx or hfile71b.stm or tent/special/hw265266.html#hw265269.

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Today’s children have access to a seemingly endless supply of communication gadgets – computers, tablets, video games, smart phones and interactive toys. Despite the increasing availability of these communication tools, children’s communication skills are on the decline. May is Speech and Hearing Month and the Interior Health Authority reminds everyone about the important role speech, language, and hearing play in a child’s early development. Hearing, speech and language all play crucial roles in children’s social and emotional development, as well as their ability to learn. Toddlers and preschoolers with speech or language problems often have difficulty playing with others and managing their own emotions. They are vulnerable to mental health disorders when they get older, and are at a greater risk for school drop-out as teens. Recent statistics from the University of British Columbia’s Human Early Learning Partnership show that fewer B.C. children are reaching kindergarten with appropriate social competence and emotional maturity when compared to children 10 years ago. When it comes to teaching language skills, face-to-face contact wins hands-down over expensive electronics and teaching tools. Babies and young children respond best to live human voices. Parents should trust their instincts if they are concerned whether their child’s speech,


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PLAYOFF PANDEMONIUM Balance of Playoff Pandemonium pool standings from the May 9th Free Press (as of May 6, 2012)

WEEK OF MAY 13 TO 19, 2012



A slight cold could slow you down a bit, but when backed up against the wall you’ll be twice as efficient. You’ll either earn more money or make some substantial savings. TAURUS

You’ll need all your creativity in either a professional or personal capacity. To be able to access this creativity you must first learn to relax. GEMINI

You are going to have to make some changes in your circle of friends. Some people may upset you or even interfere in your family or private life. CANCER

You will be given new responsibilities at work, which may considerably increase your stress levels. Try to negotiate advantageous working conditions for yourself. LEO

Travelling is going to be a possibility. You may even have the opportunity to participate in a short training session that will lead to promotion within your company. VIRGO

Some important projects will have to change course now, particularly if you began them with your life partner. Adjustments must be made in both feelings and reason. LIBRA

Puzzle No. 613

ACROSS 1. Summits 5. Number needed to tango 8. Some adders 12. Torah closet 15. Fertilizer 16. Like sashimi 17. North wind 18. Shelter 19. Celtic poet 20. Enlarge 21. Adjoin 22. Unclose, in verse 23. Olden times 24. Declares 26. Judge’s decision 28. Alumni gathering 30. Sit 33. Recover 34. Miscue 35. Swarthy 36. Piece 37. Linger 40. Hardy 42. Like fine wine 43. Cultivate 44. Worker at an inn 48. Bear false witness 49. Take sustenance

50. Outlay 52. Had a knish 53. Cappuccino, e.g. 55. Ballet exercise 56. Movies 57. Mayor or judge, e.g. 60. Large pleasure boat 61. Close, as a door 63. “Make ____ for Daddy” 64. Joplin product 65. Pronto 66. Restaurant listing 67. Mend, in a way 71. Walk through tulips? 73. Imprint 75. ____ constrictor 76. Prior to 77. Tumults 80. Love song 81. Moistens, poetically 82. Always, in poetry 83. Passenger 84. Take home a trophy 85. To the safe side 86. Thing, in law 87. Bunch 88. Indicate agreement 89. Wishing ____

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43. Territory held in fee 45. Nonclerical 46. Inscribe 47. State of inactivity 49. Nimble 50. Buck 51. Lubricant 54. Spring of water 55. Reverent 56. Use a beeper 58. Strong resentment 59. Negative aspect 60. Harsh cry 61. Evening party 62. Optimists 64. Repair again 65. Take the reins 66. ____ of Honor 67. “____ Days” 68. White poplar 69. E, i, or o 70. Tripod’s kin 72. Dolts 74. Municipality 78. Miner’s rock 79. Emulate Dorcas 81. Small crow

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You are sure to pay a lot of attention to the emotional aspect of your life this week. You may also consider an exciting trip with your loved one.

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Following some uncalled for remarks or poor instructions at work or elsewhere, you will feel a certain amount of pressure and increased stress. Some clear explanations are required. Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. Each 3x3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few numbers to get you started. Remember: You must not repeat the numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3x3 box.


You may undertake some work at home that will allow you to rethink the décor and make some changes that are more to your taste. You will also become much closer to someone you love.



You may be tempted to purchase a new car. Could this be because you’re planning a short road trip during your next vacation?



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COUNCIL BRIEFS Following are the board highlights from a recent District of 100 Mile House council meeting. Energy service update Joanne Metz and Murdo McLeod from Spectra Energy Tr a n s m i s s i o n , based in Prince George, gave council an overview of its Western Canada operations. Mayor and council heard details on Spectra Energy’s field services for integrated raw gas gathering from sources in Northeast British Columbia, the Yukon and Northwest Territories, and Alberta transported through approximately 2,500 kilometres of pipeline. They noted Spectra Energy has five natural gas processing facilities, which have combined capacity of 2.1 billion cubic feet a day for delivery to markets in Canada and the United States. The Spectra offers these information sessions to all municipalities with newly elected council members.

Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.*

What does this mean for you? 54 or older as of March 31, 2012

You may still obtain OAS/GIS at age 65

53 or younger as of March 31, 2012

The age of eligibility for OAS/GIS will change gradually between 2023 and 2029

Starting in July 2013, Canadians who are eligible for, but not yet receiving OAS will have the flexibility to delay receiving it in exchange for a higher monthly amount at a later date.

The number of working-age Canadians for every senior is decreasing** 6 5

The number of working-age Canadians per senior is decreasing, placing additional pressure on the OAS program.

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District staff kudos Mayor Mitch Campsall gave a report that included the receipt of a letter from Judy Simkins of Money Concepts. In the letter, Simkins praised the efficient snow removal efforts on sidewalks and roadways by district staff over the winter season. Campsall also passed on his kudos to the staff for “a job well done.”

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**Source: 9th Actuarial Report on the Old Age Security Program

For a free brochure or more information visit or call 1 800 O-Canada (TTY 1-800-926-9105) *Subject to parliamentary approval

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South Cariboo author Bruce Watt introduced his first book, Chilcotin Yarns, at a book signing at Nuthatch Books on May 4. Marie Weeden enjoyed an informative and entertaining chat with Watt and bought copies of his book.

Martha and Erich Walcher test drove a vehicle at Sunrise Ford’s Drive One 4 UR Community event near Save-On-Foods on May 5. The 120 participants resulted in about $2,400 donated to the Lone Butte Fish & Wildlife Association by Ford Canada and the local dealership.

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The recent Welcome Baby Party, co-hosted by Success By 6 and the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre, was a delightful event enjoyed by all who attended. Creekside Seniors Activity Centre was packed to the rafters with moms, grandmas, a dad or two and, of course, and a lot babies, toddlers and older siblings.

Janet Gale of Kamloops bought a beef-on-abun from Highland 4-H Club members Jordan Monical, at back, and Colton Monical during Rancher Appreciation Day at Save-On-Foods on May 5.

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Shoppers enjoyed some great bargains and special treats at Cariboo Consignment and Crafts recently. Carol Flannery and Jeanette Atkinson tried on some footwear, while browsing throughout the store on customer appreciation day.

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Lil’ Monkeys and Ladies win awards Heather Nelson

schoolers, including Tiaja Wilson, Emily Thain and Skylinn Larsen. They won first place in a Trio Comedy Hula entry with the highest scores for our studio overall. Randi Poitras was a teen soloist, winning a first-place trophy in a Hula Kahiko (ancient form of Hula) category. “I am bursting with pride after this weekend and I hope the students are too. Not everyone won awards and placed, but the scores were still really great.” Gent says these dances will be performed at their year-end show on June 23, along with other dances from the islands of Tahiti and New Zealand. “We call it Ho’ike, which means a performance of all that was learned over the year; it’s similar to a recital.”

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It was a thrilling weekend for members of the Ladies of the Aloha and Cheeky Lil’ Monkeys hula dance studio who returned home with awards from the Pacific West Performing Arts Festival dance competition in New Westminster, May 5-6. “We brought home six first-place awards and three second place after competing at Pac West’s Festival,” says Cheeky Lil’ Monkeys owner and dance instructor Cheralyn Gent. “That means that out of the 15 competitions we entered, we placed in nine of them.” She adds there were a lot of great scores and some very close to the 80 per cent mark where they would have placed. This was the first time the students competed in the festival, Gent says, adding what was more amazing was the students

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First-place winners at the Pac West Festival in New Westminster are Skylinn Larsen, left, Tiaja Wilson and Emily Thain who brought home a trophy from their performance at the festival. The pre-schoolers won first place in a Trio Comedy Hula entry. only practised for two months. “It was a last-minute decision. I had contacted [Pac West] to see about entering the festival next year. They told me there was room for this year’s festival, so we

went for it.” She adds most of the dancers are beginners with only eight months of expe-

rience, and the rest of the dancers have less than two years. Highest scoring was a trio of pre-


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The B.C. Liberal government has appointed a committee to select and oversee its new auditor general for local government, and the minister responsible added controversy over the move seems to have subsided. Community, Sport and Culture Minister Ida Chong noted criticism of the move last year was a result of “confusion” about how the new auditor would operate. “It’s not about finding fault, not about imposing new rules,” Chong said as she introduced the audit committee members. “It’s about helping to find efficiencies.” She added local government representatives have seen the enabling legislation and now understand that auditor will be independent of the British Columbia government and its recommendations will not be binding. The audit committee is chaired by Anthony Ariganello, Certified General Accountants Association of Canada president. Other members are Rick Heney, a Kamloops lawyer; Donalda MacDonald, a vice-president of Westminster Savings Credit Union; Lisa Payne, chief operating officer for software maker Colligo Networks; and Tim Wood, former municipal administrator for Saanich, Penticton and Cranbrook. The committee’s first task is to advertise the position and hire a local government auditor.


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This collie-cross is a perfect example of the calm and settled demeanour an older pet can bring to a home when it’s adopted. it, the longer they’ll have it. Unfortunately, that means adult and older cats end up spending a greater portion of those years in a shelter.” Chortyk says compared to kittens and young cats, older cats are generally more accustomed to household life and content to snooze away much of the day. While they enjoy companionship and affection, they don’t demand the level of supervision of their kitten counterparts. The BC SPCA is highlighting the benefits of adopting



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There are dozens of reasons to adopt an older cat or dog, but only one that really matters: it’s the right thing to do. “There are so many benefits to adopting an older pet,” says Lorie Chortyk, BC SPCA community relations general manager. “They’re more settled, they’re housetrained, their personalities are fully developed and you know how big they’ll get. The best reason to adopt one, however, is because they deserve it.” Senior dogs often have many good years left to enjoy and cats can live well into their teens and even their twenties. That means a senior cat of eight years and older that is adopted from a shelter could be with his or her new guardian for another eight or 10 years, or even longer. However, Chortyk says kittens and younger cats always find homes faster. “People reason that they want to have their new pet for as long as possible, and the younger it is when they adopt

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ONE DAY AT A TIME The story of Lumber and founders David and Susan Ainsworth, detailing the


BC business confidence rises British Columbia business optimism increased to 66.9 in April from 63.8 in March. Index levels between 65 and 75 indicate a growing economy, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

B.C.’s business confidence is above the national average for the first time since January 2012. The province currently ranks as the fifth most optimistic province in Canada. This is an increase in rank from March when B.C. was the eighth most opti-

mistic province in Canada. Alberta continues to be the most optimistic province in the country with an index of 73.3, followed closely by Saskatchewan in second place with an index of 72.1. Forty-six per cent of businesses in B.C.

Investors not concerned with B.C. HST failure By Tom Fletcher Black Press

Even with billiondollar deficits to back out of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), B.C. Liberal Finance Minister Kevin Falcon indicates he is getting a warm reception as he makes the annual finance minister ’s tour of major banks and bond-rating agencies. Reached in Toronto between stops in New York and Chicago, Falcon said AAA credit rating reports by Moody’s Investors Services and Standard and Poor’s show that British Columbia continues to compare favourably to other jurisdictions emerging from the 2008/09 recession. “In a world of great uncertainty, we’re part of a pretty elite, small club, a shrinking club of jurisdictions that enjoy the strongest possible credit rat-

ing. There is a lot of investment interest in British Columbia.” B.C. started its fiscal year April 1 with a deficit expected to be $969 million, returning to a $154 million surplus by 2013/14 and a spring election. “The province’s plan to balance its budget by 2013/14 is feasible given its track record of effective fiscal management,”

Moody’s states in its credit rating report. Falcon said B.C.’s growing Asia trade is looked on favourably by bankers and private investors, which he has lined up a series of meetings with this week. They notice projected spending limited to two per cent overall, and a record of meeting budget targets, he said.

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say the overall state of business is satisfactory, 33 per cent say it is good, and 21 per cent say it is bad.

More highlights • 69 per cent of B.C. employers do not plan to make changes to full-time employment levels, while 19 per cent are planning to increase full-time employment and 13 per cent are planning to decrease employment. • Fuel and energy are the largest cost

concerns for businesses with 65 per cent of business owners saying these costs are causing difficulties to their businesses. • 58 per cent of B.C. small businesses say that insufficient domestic demand is their greatest business constraint. The national report, including a comparison chart of CFIB’s business barometer and GDP, can be found at www. barometer/

One Day at a Time documents the tremendous revolution that took place in the B.C. Interior’s forest industry three and four decades ago. In one way or another, Dave Ainsworth has had his hand in every aspect of this revolution. Dave is one of those people who knows how to put his vision into practice. It’s this tremendous resourcefulness we owe him credit for. I know of no other book that so accurately records the vital changes that have taken place in the woods and at the sawmills; it’s a record that will benefit the whole industry. Ray Williston, B.C. Minister of Lands and Forests, 1956-1972

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Lost & Found FOUND: Man’s gold wedding band found 108 walking trail on May 8th. To identify & claim call 250-791-7220.

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

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IF YOU would like to volunteer for the residents of Mill Site Lodge/Fischer Place Care Homes, then please join our auxiliary. We meet the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mill Site Lodge boardroom. For info call Shelly at 250-791-9277.


COORDINATOR OF THE CENTRAL INTERIOR RURAL DIVISION OF FAMILY PRACTICE The Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice is a new nonprofit society that aims to support and strengthen primary health care in the region. The Division is seeking a P/T Coordinator for its operations. The Coordinator will: Set up and maintain the division as a non-profit organization support the work of the Board plan and implement public information, research, and other projects in support of family physicians in the region, build relationships with family physicians, health care partner organizations The successful candidate should be able to work with family physicians, build and maintain strong relationships, communicate professionally in a variety of situations and have strong office and organizational leadership skills. Starting rate is commensurate with experience and will begin on a contractual basis. For a complete job posting, please send an email to: c i rd @ d i v i s i o n s b c . c a with the subject “Division Job Posting request.” FINANCE MANAGER needed for our company . Applicant must speak english fluently ,have good computer and typing skills . Must speak english fluently . Any job experience can apply . Salary is $2900 monthly. Send email to: if interested .

PORT HARDY - Looking for a Journeyman GM Technician. Send resumes to Attention Cory, or fax 250-949-7440. ROOFER: Are you interested in renewing our roof? Approx 2500 sq. ft. 250-396-7221. Wanted: Cleaning lady for Canim Lake Resort. Part time, must have own transportation. Must be able to work flexible hours & weekends. 250-3972355 evenings or mornings.


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Therapy Groups ALANON - Does someone’’s drinking bother you? Meet with others who feel the same. Meet Mondays, 7pm at the Health Centre at the back of the Hospital. Contact 250-3954646 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings in 100 Mile area: Mondays noon at #10 Scenic Place Estates. Tuesdays, 8pm, St. Timothy’’s Church. Thursdays 7:30pm, 108 Community Centre. Saturday night fireside family group 8pm, 100 Mile United Church. Sundays 7:30pm, south Cariboo Community Health Centre,rear entrance. 250-791-5286, 250395-4646, 250-395-6154, 250395-5368 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS. Want to quit drugs or affected by someone’’s drug use? Meetings at Health Centre, 555 Cedar; Mon. & Fri., 7:30pm. Doors open 7pm. 250791-5287, or call the helpline: 250-320-5032

Education/Tutoring ARE you an adult who struggles to read, write or do math? Partner Assisted Learning (PAL) can help! We provide free one-to-one tutoring. Call Mary at 250-395-0404

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Regional Utilities Operator An opportunity exists for a full Ɵme, Regional UƟliƟes Operator within the Cariboo Regional District. DuƟes for the posiƟon include operaƟon and maintenance of sewer and water uƟliƟes within the Cariboo with the primary focus being the Red Bluī sewer system near Quesnel. For a detailed job descripƟon please visit the Cariboo Regional District’s web site at: hƩp://www.Ɵes.htm The ideal candidate will possess valid Environmental Operator CerƟĮcaƟons commensurate with the Cariboo Regional District faciliƟes for Wastewater CollecƟon Level II, Water DistribuƟon Level I and/or Small Water Systems, as well as hold a valid Class 5 BC Drivers License. This is a Union posiƟon and covered by the Terms and CondiƟons of employment as set out in the CollecƟve Agreement between the Cariboo Regional District and the BC Government and Service Employees Union. The hourly salary for this posiƟon, upon successful compleƟon of a 90 day probaƟonary period, is $32.90 and a 35 hour work week applies. Please submit a covering leƩer with a complete resume of qualiĮcaƟons and references to the undersigned by June 6, 2012. Mitch J. Minchau Manager of Environmental Services Cariboo Regional District Suite D, 180 North Third Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A4 Phone: (250) 392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636 Fax: (250) 392-2812 Email:

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Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate


Misc. for Sale



Knack Job Box 2’x4’x2’ $300.00

Knack Job Box 2’x5’x2’ $450.00

Husky 5HP comp c/w 80 gal tank 15cfm, 100 % duty cycle $700.00

PUREBRED MAREMMA PUPPIES FOR SALE! asking $350 Great Guardian Dogs Perfect for protecting livestock and yard against predators (especially wolves & coyotes). Very friendly towards people and they DO NOT WANDER

Millermatic 200 Amp wire feed welding machine, 100% duty cycle $1200.00

250-706-7202 250-395-0832

Mod U Blast Glass bead cabinet $700.00

Steel work bench, 4’x2’x1.25” solid steel top and steel legs $300.00

Liquid Aire cutting outfit c/w 100’ of hose in excellent condition $250.00

All in excellent condition and any reasonable offers will be considered.

Merchandise for Sale

Please call 250-395-7570

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

Camera Equipment

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 2 FREE STANDING stereo computer speakers; volume, bass and treble controls. Exc. sound. Like new w/box, $20.00. Sony 17” LCD monitor SDM-HS73. Beautiful 1280 x 1024 resolution. Like new, in box. $120.00. Sony DVD/CD player w/Dolby digital. Complete with remote/manual. $20.00, in very good cond. Toshiba DVD player. ColorStream connections. DTS; Dolby digital complete w/remote. $25.00. 250-395-6179. BF GOODRICH T/A tires: 4 P205 60x15 R, good condition with 70% remaining. $120. Phone 250-395-6179. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 MANUFACTURED pure wood shavings: natural product, high quality, low cost, bulk bagged shaving for livestock, pets, gardens. Custom hauling available. Call New Cal Rabbit Farm 250-395-3336 or 250706-8972.

be picked up at the Community Resource Centre (between the Hospital and the Junior High School), or at the

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

BC HOUSING is now accepting applications for housing from persons 55 years and older as well as disabled persons 19 years of age and older. Eligible tenants pay 30% of gross monthly income for rent. For applications contact: 250395-4743 or 1-800-834-7149. CALEDONIA MANOR: Two bdrm apts for rent. Quiet building, with elevator. In 100 Mile House. 250-706-2336 PARKVIEW APTS: 1 BDRM apt for rent renovated, downtown 100 Mile. $550/mo, 2 bdrm $650, bachelor $450. Includes heat. (250)395-3660 or (250)706-9144

Quit. Before your time runs out.

Misc. Wanted

Garden Equipment

Heavy Duty Machinery

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

Apt/Condo for Rent


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

South Cariboo Branch


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

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


WE BUY GOLD & SILVER in every form. Open every Saturday 10am - 3pm. 205 Birch Ave., 100 Mile House 250-395-3034

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

We are CLOSED May 5-June 13

(250)395-0809 or (250)395-0168

Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-863-3082 Local logging contractor will buy & log your timber. (250)398-7614 (250)398-0641 WANTED: Old lever action Winchester & Marlin rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Commercial/ Industrial

PIANO: Kimball Whitney, excellent condition. $1000. 250395-4809.

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

Sporting Goods

Cottages / Cabins

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

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

Musical Instruments

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Sport Utility Vehicle

Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent


100 MILE. Nice 3 bdrm duplex in town. N/S, N/P, refs. req. $750/mon. Avail. June 1st. 250395-3658 1 BDRM SUITE. Nice clean unit in 4-plex in 100 Mile $700/mo + util. Jim 250-395-2550. 3 BDRM duplex in Forest Grove. $700/month + utilities. Ref. req. No dogs. $500 DD. Call after 3pm: 250-397-2754. AVAIL. May 1st: Two 2 bdrm, renovated apts, in downtown 100 Mile. $550/mon each, ref. req. No dogs. Call 250-4567314. DUPLEX in 100 Mile. 2 bdrms up & 1 down. Large yard. Avail. immed. $750/mon. 250395-4591 or cell 250-395-0691 LARGE 1 bdrm $510 plus util. N/S. N/P. 10 min. to 100 Mile. Avail. now. 250-397-2126.

LAKEFRONT: 4 bdrm house. 2 baths with on-suite off master bdrm. W/D hook up. Lge deck overlooks lake. Carport & garage. Wood heat with gas furnace. Private dock. Sm. dogs ok. No smoking. $950/mon. 1/2 month DD, ref. req. 250-396-4608, leave message. LARGE 3 bdrm, 2 bath home on working ranch. Pasture for 1 to 2 horses. DD & Ref. Required. $850/mon. 250-3972531. LARGE 3 bdrm house in 108. Avail. May 1st. $900 + util. Refs, pets welcome. 250-791-6729 NEAR 100 Mile, 2 bdrm mobile with shop $650/mth. OR 2 bdrm basement suite $550/mth. Both plus utilities and back up wood heat. 250395-4602. TOP HALF of newer house. 93 Mile. 3 large bdrms, ensuite, beautiful oak kitchen, infloor heating, 5 appl., window coverings, includes utilities. $875/mos. Ph. 250-459-7771.

2004 HOLIDAY Rambler, Scepter, 400 hp Cummins diesel, 40,000 miles, leather upholstery, W/D, tile floors, new TV, new rear tires. $115,000, obo. 250-456-2444.

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

Homes for Rent 100 MILE: 3 bdrm plus basement suite. Avail. immed. Ref. req. DD. $1000/mon. 250791-5569 100 MILE House (Sundials) 3 bdrm twnhse. NS, NP. $600-$750. 250-395-6576 2 BDRM, 1 BA, CLINTON Large view lot. Washer & dryer Wood stove. $625/mo. email: Ph: 604-219-3894 2 BDRM house, Horse Lake area. N/P, N/S. $725/mon. DD req. 250-609-1118. 3 BDRM, 2 bath home on Cariboo Trail. $1000 per mon. D.D. & ref. req’d. 250-3972521. Avail. Feb. 1, 2012. 3 BDRM, Horse Lake Rd., minutes to 100 Mile, carport. NP, Refs. Large shop also available. 250-396-4070. 3 bdrm house in Lac La Hache. Large fenced yard in quiet neighbourhood. F/S W/D. Garage, workshop and garden shed. Pet ok. N/S. $750 + util. Ref. req. 250-3950627 3 BEDROOM townhouse with full basement #2 491 - C, Evergreen Cres., fridge & stove. Ref & DD required. Avail. now. Phone 250-395-2744.

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

Suites, Lower 100 MILE: 2 bdrm basement suite, renovated. Avail. June 1. $700/mon. includes utilities. 250-395-6066.

Townhouses AVAILABLE Avail. June 1st, 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse with basement, located adjacent to 100 Mile Elementary School. Quiet building with fenced yard. N/S $650.00 + utilities. Inquire @ 250-5930253 or by email at



RE/MAX Country Lakes Realty

1997 Slumber Queen 25.5’ 5th wheel, awning, good tires, brakes, vent covers, hitch, in very good cond. Ready to go camping, can deliver. $6,350. Call 250-395-4925. 2001 25’ Kit Road Ranger travel trailer. Dble doors, sm. slide, awning, queen size walk around bed, A/C, excellent cond. Asking $14,000, obo. 250-395-9065. BIGFOOT camper, 1991, 8’. Working fridge, sink, stove, heat & lights. One owner. Exc. cond. $3300. 250-791-6631.

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

***Available June 1st*** 108 Mile, 4 Bdrm Lakefront 2 bath, W/D, D/W. Freezer Lots of storage, $900/mo. Call ‘Will’ @ 250.706.9359


2008 Jayco Eagle SuperLite 32’ 5th-wheel, like new, 1 super slide, queen bed, free standing table/chairs, ducted ac/heat, heated tanks. ext Warr.$24,900.1(250)275-1258

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2011 Arctic Fox 29L Silver Fox Edition Used twice, like new, fully loaded. 2 power slides with topper awnings, laminated fiberglass walls, thermal windows, alum. super structure, heated and enclosed tanks, black tank flush system, power awning with screen room, power jack, 10gal water heater, flat screen tv, auto gps satellite dish, DVD CD radio, led lights, 125W solar charge system, maxx air covers, dual 6 volt batt.

$35,000. 1(250)392-3201

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


1-800-680-4264 Stand up. Be heard. Get help.

Trucks & Vans 1994 GMC pick-up, 4 wheel drive. $2000 car stereo. $1000, firm. 250-791-5215. 1999 Dodge 3500, 4x4 dually, 5 spd, B.D. exhaust brake, 5th wheel, hitch, good tires, brakes, 60 HP B.D. power boost. etc. This truck is fully loaded & in very good condition. $12,750. 250-395-4925.

Scrap Car Removal



Legal Notices

“The Only Ministry of Environment Approved Scrap Car Recycler.”

100 Mile New & Used Auto Parts Ltd. 250-395-1141

Toll Free: 1-877-395-1133 *Certain restrictions apply. Call for details

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


WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN By virtue of a Warehouseman’s Lien, we will dispose of the following articles to recover the indebtedness for storage plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Household goods, received February 22, 2008. Household goods will be sold in 30 days of this notice, unless charges are paid within the time mentioned. Submitted by: Big Country Storage Terminals Ltd., Lessor, located at 201 7th Street, 100 Mile House B.C. and Elaine Mitchell & Karl Oemitzsch, Lessee, Unit #208 - 22225, 119th Ave., Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 2Z1


Request for Proposals CCBAC invites applicants for two part-time contracting positions: 1.) CCBAC Manager Summary of Function: Includes: Managing the day-to-day operations of the CCBAC in concert with the policies and directives of the CCBAC Board; organizing, facilitating and supporting CCBAC meetings; developing and implementing Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) mitigation projects; providing oversight and guidance to other CCBAC contractors; and financial management responsibilities as delegated by the Board. 2.) CCBAC Administrative Coordinator

100 MILE: 380 Evergreen Cres, Saturday May 12, 9am 4pm. 100 MILE: 5486 Canim/Hendrix Lake Road. Books, household items. 9am - 3pm. Sat. May 12th.

CANIM LAKE: 9am - 7pm on May 10, 11 & 12 at 7385 S. Canim Lk. Rd. Beds/mattresses, antiques, furniture, 60” TV entertainment centre, building materials, firewood and misc. Moving,. must sell! 250-3972237. No cheques.

100 MILE: Annual Upward Soccer Garage Sale at E Free Church at 566 S. Birch, Sat. May 12, 8:30am - 1pm.

FOREST GROVE: 3 Weekends: May 12 & 13, 19 & 20 and 26 & 27,10am-5pm each day at 4537 Bakken Road.

100 MILE HOUSE: 823 Cariboo Trail on Sat. May 12, from 9am-3pm.

HORSE LAKE: 6269 Mulligan Dr., Sat. May 12 from 9am3pm.

100 MILE: Multi-Family garage sale Sat. May 12. 9am 3pm. 809 Marks Drive.

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

108 RANCH: 4 family - Sat. May 12, 9am-3pm on Donsleequa. Household, woodcrafts, craft supplies & more! 94 MILE: 6805 Campbell Rd. Fri & Sat May 11 & 12. 8am 3pm.

Summary of Function: Includes: Organizing CCBAC Board meetings; taking and circulating Board meeting minutes; managing CCBAC correspondence; managing CCBAC website content; and undertaking project management duties as delegated by the CCBAC manager and Board. Interested applicants must submit a completed RFP Response Package electronically via e-mail to: Lisa. NO LATER THAN 4PM MAY 17, 2012. RFP RESPONSE PACKAGE MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: 1. A Completed Position Questionnaire (attached to the full Position Descriptions) 2. A current Resume 3. A List of three contract/employment references with telephone contact information Full position descriptions and copies of the Position Questionnaires are available on the CCBAC website at CCBAC thanks all applicants but only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Friday, May 11, 2012 Cariboo Connector

Feds funding brain research K a m l o o p s Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod says the recent announcement the federal government is creating the Canada Brain Research Fund will be a significant benefit for all Canadians. “With one in three Canadians facing a neurological disorder, injury, or psychiatric disease at some point in their lives, this investment in neuroscience research will affect more than 38,000 people in KamloopsThompson-Cariboo alone. “It will also strengthen Canada’s position as a world leader in research on the identification and treatment of brain disorders.” Common brain disorders include

depression, Alzheimer ’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, autism, brain tumours, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, schizophrenia, addictions, post-traumatic stress, Parkinson’s and epilepsy. The new fund will provide up to $100 million to the Brain Canada Foundation, which will then work to find donors and partners who will match this amount, effectively doubling the investment. The foundation will raise the matching funding through private donations and charitable contributions. This funding will go towards research to advance the understanding and treatment of brain

disorders. Brain Canada will be able to draw from its many past accomplishments to guide this new avenue of research. For example, a Brain Canada research initiative led to the identification of new agents that protect the brain from injury, such as ultraviolet radiation and Vitamin D.


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Losing his grip… This is the kind of rough-and-tumble action folks are going to experience

during the BCRA Rodeo at the 100 Mile House & District Outriders Grounds, May 20-21. This will be the first time 100 Mile has had a BCRA-sanctioned rodeo in some 15 years.

Enforcement streamlined for natural resource acts The Natural Resource Compliance Act, introduced in fall 2011, is now in effect, making it easier for compliance and enforcement officers to hold offenders accountable for violating natural resource legislation. The act establishes a new designation - natural resource officer - and authorizes ministry personnel to enforce a broader range of legislation across the natural resource sector. Compliance and enforcement officers can enforce only those acts that they are specifically designated to uphold, but now there is a single, streamlined process for making those designations.

Implementing this single-designation process means staff will be able to take action more quickly and efficiently to deal with violations that span more than one natural resource act. A single natural resource officer can now respond to such incidents, instead of the three or four staff that may have been required previously. Officials from other areas of government, such as BC Parks staff, will also be able to assist in enforcing Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations legislation, resulting in better on-the-ground coverage. C o n c u r r e n t l y, amendments have

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been made to the Special Accounts Appropriation and Control Act, and the environmental remediation sub-account. These changes make it easier for ministry staff to allocate funding for complex investigations or cover environmental remediation costs for infractions in the natural resource sector. The Natural Resource Compliance Act applies to identified acts in the natural resource sector, such as the Forest and Range Practices Act, the Forest Act, the Wildfire Act, the

Wildlife Act, the Park Act and the Water Act. Additional acts may be added over time. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations currently has 172 compliance and enforcement officers, of which 155 are dedicated to carrying out inspections and investigations. More than 11,000 inspections are completed each year, covering various provisions within the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ mandate.


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The 100 Mile Committee of Ducks Unlimited announces…


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Quit-smoking program still popular By Tom Fletcher

HealthLink BC provides general health advice, and can refer callers to telephone support for those trying to quit smoking. Starting in May, the program website will also offer the option of real-time chat with a counsellor.

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The B.C. Liberal government’s quitsmoking program has hit the six-month mark, with more than 100,000 orders for free nicotine patches, gum or anti-smoking drugs. Health Minister Mike de Jong says about half of those are first-time applicants, for a program that allows up to two refills of 12-week supplies of quit-smoking aids. The 50,000 people represent about nine per cent of the 550,000 people in British Columbia who still smoke. Scott McDonald, B.C. Lung Association (BCLA) chief executive officer, says 15 per cent of B.C. residents smoke, the lowest rate in Canada. “About 70 per cent of habitual smokers want to kick the habit, and we want to motivate them to make an attempt. They’re not always successful.” The BCLA estimates that when people try to quit cold turkey, they are only successful between four and six per cent of the time.

With the help of nicotine patches, gum or prescription drugs, that success rate doubles, and with the help of counselling available through the program it improves again, so the association expects about 10 per cent of people in the B.C. program will end up quitting for good. De Jong says even with that success rate, the program is a good investment because it saves the province “much, much more” by avoiding smokingrelated cancer and other diseases. B.C. residents may apply to get gum or patches by calling 8-1-1. Pharmacare will cover the cost of a 12-week supply of Champix or Zyban, if prescribed by a doctor to ease withdrawal from smoking. The 8-1-1 line to

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