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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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Ashcroft phases out open burning Ashcroft Council has given notice that 2012 will be the last year for open burning in Ashcroft. The issue will be formally discussed at the June 11 Council meeting. Council has heard from citizens in past years who have asked them to ban burning, but this year Council decided to act. Forty-six per cent of BC municipalities have a complete burning ban said Administrator Michelle Allen when asked by councillors. Coun. Jackie Tegart said several people approached her about the medical issues they experience when their neighbours burn their yard waste. “We have Spring pickup, recycling and composting here now,” she said. Mayor Andy Anderson noted that yard waste now has a separate place at the landfill. Open burning in October will be reduced to a two-week period from four, and it will be the last time Ashcroft residents will be permitted to burn.

61 person-caused wildfires since April The Kamloops Fire Centre has responded to 61 person-caused fires since April 1. Forestry officials have also received reports of oversized bonfires and graduation party fires. Only campfires smaller than a half-metre wide by a half-metre tall are permitted in the Kamloops, Vernon, Penticton, Merritt and Lillooet Fire Zones. People should avoid lighting a campfire in windy conditions and must ensure that at least eight litres of water are available nearby to fully extinguish the fire. Never leave a campfire unattended. Anyone found in contravention of an open fire ban may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. Although some precipitation has been forecast, the majority of the Kamloops Fire Centre is experiencing “moderate” to “high” fire danger ratings.

Clinton’s rodeo parade had everything going for it last week - beautiful weather and scores of happy people. (Above) Councillors Wayne Marchant and Susan Swan, and Mayor Jim Rivett. Behind them is Chief Larry Fletcher of the High Bar Indian Band. (Above, left): Cst. Rob Welsman leads the parade.

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BINGO Monday, June 11 Hope to see you all there! Cache Creek Community Hall

Doors Open 6 pm

Ashcroft Secondary School

Student Art Show

Parents and community members are cordially invited to attend the evening opening, Tuesday June 5, 6:00 - 8:00 pm The artwork will be on display daily from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm until Friday June 8 Former grads: If you wish to collect a ceiling tile from a previous year, they will be available on the evening of June 5

Village of Cache Creek 250-457-6237

ANNUAL MEETING Monday June 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 1389 Quartz Road All members of the public are invited to attend. The annual report is available for viewing in advance at the Village Office, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

COMING EVENTS +VOF Next monthly meeting of the Cache Creek BeautiďŹ cation Society. Starts at 11:30 am in the Village OfďŹ ce. +VOF United Church Women will meet in the church hall at 2:00 pm for the last meeting before summer break. All interested ladies are welcome to join as a visitor or guest to see what the group is all about. +VOF Cache Creek Farmer and Flea Market every Saturday, Old Esso lot, Hwy 1, main intersection, from 9am -1 pm. +VOF Cache Creek Council meeting 7 pm, Village OfďŹ ce. +VOF St. Alban’s Anglican Church (501 Brink St.) is hosting their annual Giant Barbecue, Garage and Bake Sale right after the rodeo parade. To book a table, leave a message at 453-9929, 453-2053 or 453-9909 +VMZ The screening mammography mobile service will be at the Ashcroft Hospital. No doctor’s referral is necessary for women ages 40-79. Call 1-800-663-9203 to book an appointment. "TIDSPGU$IBNCFSPG$PNNFSDFNFFUJOHTMBTU5IVSTEBZPG FBDINPOUI QNBUUIF$IBNCFS0GmDF 7JMMBHF.BMM

Ashcroft Royal Canadian Legion FRI., JUNE 8UItQN GREEK NIGHT $9.00/plate Visitors Welcome

MEAT DRAW Every Saturday ~ 3:00 pm * Free Pool Daily Euchre, 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month 1:00 to 4:00 pm, beginners welcome

Water balloon attack thwarted May 25 at 2:30 pm police received a call from the high school advising them that a group of older students were planning a water balloon attack on other students as a prank. There were some safety issues of concern and police intervened to stop the event. The students were cooperative.

Disturbing the night May 25 at 6 pm police received a complaint about an aggressive panhandler in front of the Grubstake in Cache Creek. Police located the 45 year old Prince George man nearby. He was passing through town and agreed to move on. He was given a ride to the bus station at the PetroCan. The following morning at 1 am police attended a disturbance at the Oasis that involved the same man who was annoying customers, bathing in the washroom and displaying other disturbing behaviour. Police asked him to leave the premises, which he did. Once more the subject of complaint at 4:15 am, police were called to the Nugget Motel where the man was disturbing some of the residents by yelling and banging on door, looking for a way out of town. He agreed to police to stop his behaviour and was seen eventually leaving town, heading south.

Roof hopping May 25 at 10 pm police received a complaint of a group of youths running across the arena roof. They were located walking around downtown. The four young local men admitted to having been on the roof. They were warned about their behaviour. There was no alcohol involved, and there was no damage to the roof.

Rude, belligerant and drunk May 26 at 2 am police were called to the A&W in Cache Creek after an unhappy customer was verbally threatening staff. The intoxicated man was angry because he felt the service wasn’t fast enough. He had departed before police arrived, as a passenger in a southbound vehicle.

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No seat belt one of many problems May 26 at 6:45 pm Traffic Service officers stopped a Dodge pickup on Hwy 97 near Clinton for a seat belt violation. The driver, a 37 year old Chase man, was also served with a three month driving prohibition. A passenger in the vehicle who was licensed assumed the driving.

Attempted break and enter May 26 at 9:40 pm a Cache Creek resident complained that someone had attempted to break into his house earlier that day. There was evidence that someone had climbed onto the air conditioner and cut out the window screen, leaving a handprint on the window.

Risky dirt bike driving May 27 at 11:30 am police received a complaint of uninsured dirt bikes riding around on Cummings Bvld. in Cache Creek, which was an ongoing problem. Police were given the identity of one rider, a 20 year old Cache Creek man, who had also been riding without a helmet. He was contacted and reminded of the consequences of riding uninsured on a public road and the danger of riding without a helmet.

Father’s pickup impounded May 27 at 8:45 pm a Traffic Services officer stopped a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado for excessive speed on Hwy 97 around 70 Mile. The 17 year old Williams Lake man was found to be driving at 148 kph in the 100 kph zone. He was given a ticket for excessive speed and his father’s pickup truck was impounded for seven days.

New driver with bad habits May 28 at 9 pm a Traffic Services officer stopped a Nissan Centra on Hwy 99 near Pavilion Lake for speeding. The 27 year old Lone Butte man was driving 112 kph in an 80 kph zone. The officer detected an odour of liquor on the driver and issued him a ticket for driving contrary to New driver conditions as well as a speeding ticket. He was also given a 12 hour suspension for having consumed alcohol. A passenger was allowed to continue driving.

Wallet stolen from car May 29 at 2 pm police received a report of a wallet stolen from a vehicle in the hospital parking lot. The wallet contained $26 in cash and identity cards. Police are reviewing footage from the surveillance camera in the parking lot, but the thief is invited to turn in the missing wallet with its contents intact before police contact them.

Speed limit raised on Hwy 1 The speed limit on the 90 kph parts of Hwy 1 between Cache Creek and Kamloops were raised to 100 kph on May 23, it was pointed out by Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta at the May 28 Council meeting. The speed limit through Savona through to the top of the 6 Mile Hill remain at 90 kph, but the rest of the stretch, from the gas station to Kamloops, is 100 kph. Cache Creek has been lobbying for years to have the speed limit changed, and has gathered letters of support from the Village of Ashcroft,

the Skeetchestn Indian Band and the TNRD. Their request has been turned down int he past, but this time it was approved. Ranta has observed in the past that the 90 kph part of the highway poses a safety risk as drivers get frustrated by the lower speed limit and try to pass when it is unsafe to do so. Ashcroft RCMP Sgt. Michel Grondin says the raise in speed limit is probably a good sign. “It’s usually done when it’s considered a low vehicle crash area,� he said. “Let’s hope that it stays that way.�


Emergency Hours This Week: Tuesday, June 5, 8 a.m. to Wednesday, June 6, 8 a.m. Friday, June 8, 6 p.m. to Monday, June 11, 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 8 a.m. to Wednesday, June 13, 8 a.m.

Contract Bridge, beginners welcome Every Tuesday 1:00 to 4:00 pm 3rd Monday of each month: Ashcroft Legion General Meeting 7:30pm except for July and August Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday ~ 12 pm - 4 pm Thursday - Friday ~ 12 pm - 11 pm Saturday ~ 12 pm - 8 pm Sunday ~ 12 pm - 6 pm


AS OF JUNE 19, 2012 WE WILL NO LONGER BE ADVERTISING THE ASHCROFT HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTRE EMERGENCY SCHEDULE THROUGH THE ASHCROFT CACHE CREEK JOURNAL For up-to-date Emergency Department hours call 250-453-2211, select Option 7 or visit the Interior Health web site at>Find Us>Find a location>Ashcroft Hospital & Community Health Centre>Resources


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Reduction in ER hours proposed Interior Health representatives Jennifer Thur and Bryan Redford met with Ashcroft Council on May 28 to talk about issues relating to the Ashcroft hospital, including the Rural Emergency Enhancement Fund (REEF), an provincial government program which provides up to $200,000 annually for rural hospitals. Many people in Ashcroft and Cache Creek were upset recently when it was discovered that the local hospital was one of the very few that had not received REEF Funds. “The issue is around posted hours,” said Community Director Bryan Redford. “That is really THE issue - what are the posted hours as it relates to this process (of applying for the grant).” REEF is a quarterly grant that can be used by physicians to attract locums, update ER equipment, etc., but the Emergency Room must remain open during its posted hours. Ashcroft ER’s posted hours are 24 hours, seven days a week. There is no grant for ERs with closures, said Thur, Area Manager for Health Services. The grant, she said, would be extremely helpful in getting more locums, because the two physicians can’t cover 24/7 by themselves. “We’re trying now to figure out what those posted hours will look like,” said Thur. “Tuesday, Thursday and every other weekend seems to be our pattern,” she said, “but we’ll continue to work with the doctors to have it open more often.” “I need to hear that if hours change, it won’t affect staffing or funding,” said Coun. Jackie Tegart. Redford said that it would not. He added that the BC College of Physicians was a political issue that Council could address, especially the restrictions they put on international doctors - even Canadian doctors not from BC - looking for work here. Countries from whom they’ve accepted doctors in the past are working harder to keep them from leaving.

Swinging into Spring Ashcroft and District Tennis Association completed their Spring Tennis Lessons with 13 Juniors, seven Intermediate and three Beginners. The new banner designed by Alan Groome made its debut. In spite of being in the midst of surface repairs, lessons went ahead with the Tennis Pro George Lea. The use of the courts is safe as the area is clearly marked. Some particpants came from Cache Creek as well as Clinton. If interested in future lessons please call 250-453-9391. The Juniors (Back): Elizabeth Ranta, Mackenzie Woodburn, Chantelle Husa, George Lea, Tyson Stoelwinder, Hunter Tegart, Pearce Brown, Connor Cave and Jericho Hewitt. (Front): Monica Paulos, Gaurangi Benner-Tapia, Austin Husa and Tyris Peters. Missing: Logan Stoelwinder.

Running for an Ashcroft cause The second annual Skip’s Memorial Charity Run took place Saturday morning in Ashcroft, sponsored by the Ashcroft & District Lions Club and Interior Savings Credit Union. The Run began last year as a tribute to late Lions member, “Skip” Stuart and serves as a fundraiser for the local group. The donations raised go to the local Lions group to be used to fund their own projects. About 30 people took part in the event last week.

A S H C RO F T Council Briefs Wendy Coomber

From the Council meeting on May 28. Roll Call: Mayor Andy Anderson and councilors Alice Durksen, Jerry Fiddick, Helen Kormendy and Jackie Tegart.

BC Transit Council received a letter from Cache Creek Council advising that it would be pulling out of the BC Transit partnership at the end of the year if new funding wasn’t found. Mayor Andy Anderson asked if there was any new information on the replacement of the two buses. Administrator Michelle Allen replied that BC Transit won’t allow the five-year old buses to remain on the road, but it will be up to the villages to bear the entire cost of replacing them. “BC Transit has made it very clear that they won’t fund replacements,” she said. “We didn’t realize when we started the service that the bus would have to be replaced every five years,” said Mayor Anderson. Allen reminded

Council that it was another program initially that paid for the buses in 2005 when the service started. That program no longer exists. Council agreed to try and meet with Tranportation Minister Blair Lekstrom this Fall at the Union of BC Municipalities convention.

Pesticide use Council is considering a cosmetic pesticide ban in Ashcroft, but they’re looking for public input before they take action. Coun. Helen Kormendy introduced the idea after the province’s Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides failed to take any action. She said physicians and the Canadian Cancer Society supported the ban, and 70 per cent of Canadians surveyed supported it as well. Mayor Anderson said his store sells very little of the listed pesticides. The Village, itself, used Round Up, however and will have to look for an alternative. The topic will be raised at the July 23 Council meeting.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 The Journal

The Editor’s Desk WENDY COOMBER

When a tourist comes knocking As summer ramps up with its full schedule of activities, as well as months full of curious visitors, we’re faced once again with what do they do in Ashcroft once they’re here? Saturday afternoon I was sitting in my office as the rumble of Harley motorcycles became overwhelming. And just before that, a couple of visitors in an SUV reading the open hours of the Museum, which don’t include Saturdays, and making a disappointed comment before leaving. It’s the same every year. Local tourism promoters say: if only we could get people into town... And then what? The restaurants and types of stores or businesses that tourists would be interested in have limited hours. Tourists don’t have limited hours: they come at all hours of the day and week, including Sundays and after business hours. Being on the highway, Cache Creek doesn’t need to bring in visitors. It isn’t hard to open your doors to tourists when they’re already there. Ashcroft businesses can’t operate the same way and expect to survive. We need to diversify in a way that will allow the doors to stay open after regular hours in the off chance that a tourist will walk in. It takes an act of faith - expanding a business when common sense tells you to cut back and reduce your costs. But once you start cutting back, the only future is a For Sale sign. At the same time we’re putting our energies into steering tourists off the highway and into Ashcroft, our Chamber of Commerce should be promoting ways that their members can afford to be open more hours to receive them.

Correction Esther Darlington MacDonald, in her May 29 Cakewalk Chronicles, mentions growing grapes in the area. The Drinkwater family did grow grapes at Basque for nine years before being frozen out, but they had vineyards, not a winery as stated in the column.


THE OLD ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH in Clinton stands peacefully in the sunshine VICTORIA – With ongoing pipeline and oil tanker skirmishes, and a hot summer for mining and logging still to come, the green war in B.C. shows no signs of slowing down. Things are already hot in the Fraser Valley, where the federal government’s change to the definition of fish habitat has opened a new front on the farms. Farmers have been saying for decades that imposing salmon stream regulations on drainage ditches around their fields is impractical. Fraser Valley Conservative MPs Randy Kamp and Mark Strahl even had the nerve to meet with local mayors to talk about B.C.’s most productive farmland, without inviting self-appointed “activists.” Arrayed against them is an environmental lobby whose deep green wing was defined by Marvin Rosenau, a former provincial biologist who now teaches “fish, wildlife and recreation technology” at BCIT. “Mark Strahl is leading the charge of eco-fascists intent on making the last dime off the backs of the last remnants of an absolutely spec-

public safety. But, as is generally the case with meat inTom Fletcher spection and livestock issues, the federal governtacular ecosystem,” Rosenment is au told the Chilliwack imposing rules on provinces Progress. “A massive and in the wake of avian flu and productive floodplain of fish “mad cow” outbreaks. Canand aquatic values … has adian beef was banned in 30 been drained, ditched, tiled countries after a single inand laser-leveled for agricul- fected cow was identified in tural profit.” Alberta in 2003. The same could be said B.C. Agriculture Minfor the broad fields of Richister Don McRae assures mond and Pitt Polder farms me this legislation will not north of the Fraser, a wetresult in reporters or enland diked and drained by vironmental activists being Dutch settlers after World thrown in jail for telling the War II. public about sick animals. At the provincial level They and the farmers themwe have a new Animal selves can say all they want, Health Act, which threatonce infections are conens heavy fines or even jail firmed and quarantines estime for prematurely leaktablished. ing reports of serious aniMcRae and Paul Kitchmal disease outbreaks. This ing, B.C.’s chief veterinarwas also portrayed as a jack- ian, pleaded for the public booted sellout of the pubto understand that any farm lic’s right to know, putting reporting system must rely the business interests of land on voluntary compliance by and ocean farms ahead of farmers.


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When the B.C. government took the advice of B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham and began releasing fish farm inspection data in 2010, the operators stopped providing samples voluntarily. The fish farmers’ position was that you can have a co-operative system of farm inspections or one that’s imposed, but not both. Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein famously observed that the next rancher to find a possible mad cow should have “shot, shoveled and shut up” rather than file a report and devastate the industry. Denham, the NDP and others appear to operate under an assumption that there should be sufficient government resources to sample and inspect every farm across B.C. for reportable contagious illnesses. This is similar to the fashionable notion that we should have enough park rangers to guard every cedar tree. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Not just any old garbage truck AES Grade 1 and 2 students recently had the chance to say goodbye to Ashcroft’s old garbage truck, and hello to the new one. Although a little sad to see the old truck retired, the children thought the new truck was pretty awesome. Ashcroft Public Works crew members Joe Paulos, Bob Sidwell and Ed Aie brought both trucks by the school recently.

ASHCROFT RODEO DANCE at Drylands Arena’s “Let ‘R Buck Saloon” Saturday June 16th 9 pm - 1 am (Doors open at 8:30 pm)

(Left): Kalysse Harris, Gabrielle Lachapelle, Kheller Ouellette and James Cook in the new truck with Village Worker Ed Aie. (Lower Left) Robin Kennedy says goodbye to the town’s old garbage truck. Photos by Kathi Frost


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Misinformation and lack of current data stalls local development Colour in the foliage The valley has taken on tones of brilliant fresh green throughout May. Flitting in the greenery are flashes of bright yellow – Evening grosbeaks, several kinds of warblers and western tanagers populate the trees and shrubs and add to the colour as well as

the sound of May. Someone recently commented that local birds were so dowdy, all browns and greys. Not so, if you are looking around the Loon Lake valley in May. Beautiful yellows and the blues and blacks of the Steller’s jays brighten up the feeders along side the nuthatches and the woodpeckers.

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I was recently contacted by Barbara Hendricks a local business owner who was frustrated by a reNothing can match the bling of a male rufous hummingbird sit- fusal from a government agency to allow them to expand their ting on a limb catching the sun. The most unbecoming plumage services at Loon Lake, based on of any bird I have seen must the argument that Loon Lake has a population of five persons be that of the immature or less. bald eagle – but they make On contacting the agency to up for it in a couple years ask where they had that inforwith such beautiful colourmation, they said they sourced ing. Now, as May finishCensus Canada. es most of the immature This situation points out one eagles here have learned how to land on a thin spruce of the serious blocks to further top and keep their balance – progress in the Loon Lake community. There are many, many and they have moved on as there are few fish left in the places called Loon Lake in Canada, most of them small uncreek. There is very little water incorporated communities. Our Loon Lake is NOT listin Loon Creek coming out ed as a separate unit by Census of Loon Lake these days, Canada, rather we are grouped most of the water in the together in the rural census creek is coming from Higroup under Thompson-Nicola hium. E (Bonaparte Plateau). The population of permaLocal nursery nent residents (those using a Colour in the garden is Loon Lake permanent mailalways something to look ing address) is not separatfor and many gardeners as well as artists are always on ed from other parts of Area E, and there is no indication that the lookout for some new and interesting colour com- there are less than five people at Loon Lake. So where did these binations in plants. This year, among many bureaucrats find the population of five and less information new plants, there are the from Census Canada? They repure black petunias from fuse to discuss it. the Desert Hills Ranch The 2011 Census Canada greenhouses to admire and information indicates that the talk about; they make a population in Area E declined great focal point for plantbetween 2006 and 2011. This ers. however is an adjustment due to Desert Hills Ranch the change in Clinton’s boundis a one of my favourite aries several years back. places to find new and unThere are now 1,075 permausual plants to try out. It is nent residents in Area E, apa great local source where the plants are well cared for proximately one-third live at Loon Lake. The whole of rural and you can get the special plant you want for less than area E is predominantly summer home territory but that doesn’t the price of a seed packet. mean summer home people


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The focus of most government agencies continues to be towns and cities; the spaces in between seem to be considered to be blank and empty. For example, the ongoing concern about the withdrawal of health services at the Ashcroft and District Hospital continues to be dealt with as if it is of concern only for the residents of Ashcroft and Cache Creek. If those struggling to improve the services would bring all “the district� population into the discussion, including over 1,100 residents at Loon Lake in the summer period, it may make a difference in the decisions regarding services. As it stands now Loon Lake residents are not considered “stakeholders� in the discussion regarding health care services in Ashcroft. Why is this? Loon Lake has probably reached its capacity in residential development, as the TNRD has listed our Loon Lake as a critical and a special case lake in their Lakeshore Development Guidelines. This means that Loon Lake is considered to be unsuitable for further development because of water quality


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don’t need services. In Area E there are 1,385 permanent dwellings, 526 of which are occupied full time. There are about 400 permanent dwellings at Loon Lake. This does not include all the RV’s, motor homes and other non permanent dwellings that dot the valley. The population continues to increase slowly but most new residents do not list Loon Lake as their permanent mailing address and therefore are not counted in the Census as living here.

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Pioneering Parke family honoured joining land in the Hat Cr. valley and the combined area was eventually operated as a single ranch unit by Henry’s son, Gordon’s father, Arthur. Gordon and his brother, Alan operated the ranch together after Arthur’s death in 1967 but amicably split the ranch more or less along geographic lines a few years later. Alan stayed on the Bonaparte property while Gordon happily moved on a full time basis to Upper Hat Creek. Gordon went on to an active spell in the politics of the cattle industry serving as president of the B. C. Cattlemen’s Assoc. in the mid 1960s and again as president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Assoc. a few years later. He is now retired and living in Vancouver. Gordon’s son, Brian continues in the family ranching tradition. He lives on in Upper Hat Creek and looks after much of the ranching property in the valley. At the induction ceremony in Kamloops Gordon expressJack Kirkpatrick (still living in Ashcroft), Jim, Arthur and Bob Nesbitt. es his gratitude for the Honoured bestowed on him and gave a brief The Canada Day Committee is looking for current residents of Ash- account of his family croft and the surrounding area who were born in the Lady Minto Hospital. ranching history. The theme for this year’s Canada Day is “Ashcroft is Home”. The comSubmitted mittee wants to celebrate those who were born in Ashcroft and take a group photo. Please contact Vivian Edwards by June 25 at 250 453-9077 or email The Canada Day celebration starts at 10:30 in the pool park with face painting. Family games and a Bike Safety Parade follow at 11 am. There will be free hot dogs, cake and coffee/water. The ... would like to thank the following official ceremony starts at noon with marching people who contributed to the in of the Colour Party followed by the singing of outstanding success of the O Canada and local entertainment. Free swim1st Annual Ashcroft Plein Air Paint Out: ming starting at 1 pm at the Ashcroft Pool. For the initial inspiration & Website: Ken Faulks Help us celebrate Canada’s birthday on SunFor her vision: Pauline Ogilvie day, July 1 at Ashcroft’s Pool Park For assistance with everything: Ashcroft Art Club Submitted In early March retired local rancher, Gordon Parke received an award to the British Columbia Cowboy Hall Of Fame at award ceremony in Kamloops. His awards category was Pioneer Rancher and came on the strength of his grandfather’s uncle, Philip Parke having taken up the

Bonaparte Ranch at Cache Creek as a young Irish immigrant in the year 1862. In 1900 Philip acquired more ranching property in the Upper Hat Creek valley and ran it together with the Bonaparte property. Philip’s nephew, Henry had by then joined him from Ireland and took up ad-

Gordon Parke (centre) accepts the 2012 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame award for Pioneering Family.

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GIANT YARD SALE SAT. JUNE 9 1407 Cariboo Hwy from 10am to 2pm. To rent a table phone Eleanor Pigeon at 250-459-2339 Table rental is $10.00 per table.

GARAGE SALE SUNDAY JUNE 10TH 9:00am - 4:00pm. 4904 Goble Frontage Road, 17 km. north of Cache Creek on Hwy. 97 (watch for balloons). Household and shop items, variety of ATV tires and parts.

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE - SAVONA Sunday June 10th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Dirt bikes, household items, shop tools, life jackets, and more.

Having a Garage Sale? Advertise here $10 + HST.


For setting up the Show & Voting: Sharon Rennie Corporate Sponsors: Royal Lepage Realty, Remax Realty For Welcome Bags & Info: Village of Ashcroft, Sun Country Community Futures, Gold Country, Bonaparte Bend Winery, Ashcroft Museum Billets: Ina & Dave Gory, Tracey Knihnitski, Pauline Ogilvie, Anne McKague, Jo-Anne Portman Kitchen Cooks & Crew: Jim Duncan, Martina Baier, Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan, Barbara and Chris Roden, Anne McKague All the Pot Luck Contributors Event Publicity: Esther Darlington McDonald Poster & Publicity: Nadine Davenport, Also: St. Alban’s Church , Ash-Cache Journal Kamloops Daily News, All the Artists and the public who attended and voted at the Show and Sale Apologies to anyone missed ... thank-you!


Mon. - Wed. & Sat. 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m. Thur. & Fri. 9:30a.m.-9:00p.m. Sunday Noon - 5:00p.m.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 TheJournal

TheJournal Tuesday, June 5, 2012

25th Anniversary Cache Creek

Cruise by and fill ‘er up during Graffiti Days! Highway 97, Cache Creek

Anie’s Pizza & Bakery Stop by during Graffiti Days! Trans Canada Hwy., Cache Creek BC


Cache Creek Husky Come in and check out our specials! 250-457-9312 959 Trans-Canada Hwy. S. Cache Creek BC

Open to all vehicles 1972 and older. Spectators: $20/day $35/weekend. Test & Tune Friday noon to 5:00 p.m. Gates open 8:00 a.m., racing at 9:00 a.m.

POKER RUN - Friday June 8

Open to vehicles 1972 and older. Starts at Heritage Park at 7:00 p.m. and ends next to Chums in Cache Creek. $5.00 per car with a $250 cash prize.

CAR CRUISE & PARADE - Saturday June 9

Open to vehicles 1972 or older. 3:30 p.m. Line up at Eagle Motorplex 4:00 Drive through Ashcroft 4:30 Arrive at Cache Creek Park

SHOW & SHINE - June 9 at Cache Creek Park

All vehicles 1972 or older welcome. Enter Cache Creek Park gates at 4:30 p.m. Vehicles will be on display 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. t'SFFTXJNNJOHt#FFS(BSEFO##2 t0QFOBJSNVTJDt%BTIQMBRVFT

Welcome to Graffiti Days!

Grubstake Foodmart Fresh Meat * Deli * Fresh Produce Bakery * BBQ Chicken * Groceries Fishing Tackle Bait * Ice Camping Gear * Film * Batteries Snacks * Postcards * Souvenirs 1190 Trans-Canada Highway Cache Creek


SMOKE SHOW - June 9 at the Community Hall

SOCK HOP DANCE - June 9 at Cache Creek Community Hall

Kal Tire and Crew welcome all “Hot Rodders� and fans to the 25th annual Cache Creek Graffiti Days Hwy. 97 Cache Creek


See you at Graffiti Days this weekend!

250-453-2261 402 -4th Street, Ashcroft

Get into your ‘50s Duds and enjoy Graf fiti Days!    $BDIF $ SF F L


S afety Mart FOODS

Your full service food store... Railway Avenue, Ashcroft 250-453-9343

The JUNCTION SHELL Come in for a burger and a shake during Graffiti Days!

Celebrating 20 years in business

1301 Hwy, 97 N. Cache Creek



488 Trans Canada Hwy, Ashcroft



Strut your stuff at the

25th Annual Graffiti Days!

Kelly Adamski Broker/Owner

OK Stop (Ashcroft): New 9 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m., 12 a.m., 1 a.m. This Year Eagle Motorplex Race Track: 9:15 p.m., 10:15 p.m., 11:15 p.m., 12:15 a.m., 1:15 a.m. Cache Creek Community Hall: 9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m., 12:30 a.m., 1:30 a.m.

Cache Creek, BC Email:

Enjoy Graffiti Days!

*Self Serve *Propane *Diesel *Lotto 250-457-6432


250-457-6451 TOLL FREE: 1-888-794-4949


Open 6:30 am till 9:00 pm

Doors at 9:30 p.m. Graffiti dress preferred. NO MINORS. Tickets $7 (advance only) Available at: t$BSJCPP+BEF4IPQt$BDIF$SFFL)VTLZ tBUUIFQBSLEVSJOHUIF4IPX4IJOF

Welcome to Graffiti Days

403 Railway Ave, Ashcroft

Cache Creek Petro Canada and Restaurant

Watch vehicles smoke their tires and compete for prizes from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Open to all vehicles, no admission or registration fees.


Desert Inn (250) 457-6226 Cache Creek, BC.

New Event

See you in Cache Creek for the 25th Annual Graffiti Days!

JUNE 8, 9, & 10, 2012

Graffiti Days B.C. OLD TIME DRAGS - June 8, 9 & 10 at the Eagle Motorplex A9

Shine up for Graffiti Days! Cache Creek


Cindy Adamski Broker/Owner

Mick Adamski Representative

Bob Cunningham Representative

Bus tickets & shipping 250-457-9582


Tuesday, June 5, 2012 TheJournal

TheJournal Tuesday, June 5, 2012

25th Anniversary Cache Creek

Cruise by and fill ‘er up during Graffiti Days! Highway 97, Cache Creek

Anie’s Pizza & Bakery Stop by during Graffiti Days! Trans Canada Hwy., Cache Creek BC


Cache Creek Husky Come in and check out our specials! 250-457-9312 959 Trans-Canada Hwy. S. Cache Creek BC

Open to all vehicles 1972 and older. Spectators: $20/day $35/weekend. Test & Tune Friday noon to 5:00 p.m. Gates open 8:00 a.m., racing at 9:00 a.m.

POKER RUN - Friday June 8

Open to vehicles 1972 and older. Starts at Heritage Park at 7:00 p.m. and ends next to Chums in Cache Creek. $5.00 per car with a $250 cash prize.

CAR CRUISE & PARADE - Saturday June 9

Open to vehicles 1972 or older. 3:30 p.m. Line up at Eagle Motorplex 4:00 Drive through Ashcroft 4:30 Arrive at Cache Creek Park

SHOW & SHINE - June 9 at Cache Creek Park

All vehicles 1972 or older welcome. Enter Cache Creek Park gates at 4:30 p.m. Vehicles will be on display 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. t'SFFTXJNNJOHt#FFS(BSEFO##2 t0QFOBJSNVTJDt%BTIQMBRVFT

Welcome to Graffiti Days!

Grubstake Foodmart Fresh Meat * Deli * Fresh Produce Bakery * BBQ Chicken * Groceries Fishing Tackle Bait * Ice Camping Gear * Film * Batteries Snacks * Postcards * Souvenirs 1190 Trans-Canada Highway Cache Creek


SMOKE SHOW - June 9 at the Community Hall

SOCK HOP DANCE - June 9 at Cache Creek Community Hall

Kal Tire and Crew welcome all “Hot Rodders� and fans to the 25th annual Cache Creek Graffiti Days Hwy. 97 Cache Creek


See you at Graffiti Days this weekend!

250-453-2261 402 -4th Street, Ashcroft

Get into your ‘50s Duds and enjoy Graf fiti Days!    $BDIF $ SF F L


S afety Mart FOODS

Your full service food store... Railway Avenue, Ashcroft 250-453-9343

The JUNCTION SHELL Come in for a burger and a shake during Graffiti Days!

Celebrating 20 years in business

1301 Hwy, 97 N. Cache Creek



488 Trans Canada Hwy, Ashcroft



Strut your stuff at the

25th Annual Graffiti Days!

Kelly Adamski Broker/Owner

OK Stop (Ashcroft): New 9 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m., 12 a.m., 1 a.m. This Year Eagle Motorplex Race Track: 9:15 p.m., 10:15 p.m., 11:15 p.m., 12:15 a.m., 1:15 a.m. Cache Creek Community Hall: 9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m., 12:30 a.m., 1:30 a.m.

Cache Creek, BC Email:

Enjoy Graffiti Days!

*Self Serve *Propane *Diesel *Lotto 250-457-6432


250-457-6451 TOLL FREE: 1-888-794-4949


Open 6:30 am till 9:00 pm

Doors at 9:30 p.m. Graffiti dress preferred. NO MINORS. Tickets $7 (advance only) Available at: t$BSJCPP+BEF4IPQt$BDIF$SFFL)VTLZ tBUUIFQBSLEVSJOHUIF4IPX4IJOF

Welcome to Graffiti Days

403 Railway Ave, Ashcroft

Cache Creek Petro Canada and Restaurant

Watch vehicles smoke their tires and compete for prizes from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Open to all vehicles, no admission or registration fees.


Desert Inn (250) 457-6226 Cache Creek, BC.

New Event

See you in Cache Creek for the 25th Annual Graffiti Days!

JUNE 8, 9, & 10, 2012

Graffiti Days B.C. OLD TIME DRAGS - June 8, 9 & 10 at the Eagle Motorplex A9

Shine up for Graffiti Days! Cache Creek


Cindy Adamski Broker/Owner

Mick Adamski Representative

Bob Cunningham Representative

Bus tickets & shipping 250-457-9582


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Cache Creek Community Clean Up - Thurs., June 6 Get off the couch and get moving. Come out to the annual Community Clean Up and get some exercise while tidying up the town. Meet at 6 pm by the Community Hall Steps.


A wuzzle is a saying/phrase that is made up of a display of words, in an interesting way. The object is to try to figure out the well-known saying, person, place, or thing that each wuzzle is meant to represent. Answers below.


ANSWERS: 1. Musically Inclined 2. Overcome the Odds 3. The Underdog 4. Cut Above the Rest 5. One Thing After Another 6. Waving Goodbye 7. Bags Under the Eyes 8. Firing Line 9. Snake in the Grass


Smoking Cessation Aids Available ** some restrictions apply ** P.O. Box 1060 403 Railway Avenue Ashcroft, B.C. V0K 1A0

Tel: (250) 453-2553 Fax: (250) 453-2404 Email: Website:

Dr. Sara Sen MSc PhD Dip. M. Stress Consult. Medical Scientist and Psychophysiologist from England

Make realistic goals for exercising One of the best motivational tools in getting fit or losing weight is creating and maintaining your own goal. Your goal should be a positive, challenging and yet attainable. Some good examples of goals are: I will run a 10km running race. I will to do a brisk one hour walk before work every day for a month. I will attend a fitness class every day. I will to lose 10 pounds in two months. Tell your friends, family, and co-workers of your goals: the positive energy they’ll provide will help you attain your goal. They will also provide the peer pressure to keep you from backing out. Don’t use words like “Try�, “I’ll attempt�, or “I want to� in your goal. Begin your goal with positive words like “I Will.� There can also be poor examples of goals. Ones that are too lofty or too vague like these ones: I’m going to lose 50 pounds this summer. I’m going to get fit. I’m going to try to lose some weight. Sometimes having a friend




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or your partner can help you achieve your goal. “Such as “Suzy and I are going to run that 10km trail race coming up in two months.� However, this can sometimes backfire on you if Suzy decides to quit training before the race - “If Suzy isn’t going to run, neither am I.� So make sure if you decide to go this route, pick someone that’s been proven in the past to be reliable. Now that you have decided on your goal, write it down on several sticky notes and post them around the house on your

bathroom mirror, the TV remote, on the fridge, or on the dash of your car. These little reminders to yourself will help when you feel like you want to give up. You have worked so hard and now you’ve achieved your goal. Treat yourself for your accomplishment. Go buy some new clothes, as your old ones probably don’t fit anymore. Another little treat is a nice massage for your tired but toned muscles. Once you achieve your goal, you may find that what was once nearly impossible, is now simply part of your everyday routine. You are now ready to create a bigger and better goal. Any questions, advice or comments can be emailed to Wayne at miner1098@gmail. com

The second annual Ashcroft Hellride is June 23, beginning in the pool park at 10 am. Contact Wayne for details.


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The Journal Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Spring cleaning and Heritage Week

Another award-winning float in last week’s Rodeo Parade from the Clinton Seniors’ Association

Rockin’ & Talkin’ Clinton Seniors Association Zee Chevalier “The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God’s heart in a garden, Than anywhere else on earth.” - Dorothy Frances Gurney Weather is always a favourite topic of conversation but in May it pairs up with the subject of gardening: Will it freeze tonight? Will I lose my seedlings? Is the ground warm enough yet? Is it too early to put the seeds in the ground? Will anything grow? A lot of speculation is followed by hard work. Lucky are the recipients of fresh produce grown in the warm Cariboo sun. As we honoured

mothers on Mother’s Day in May, so we give our dads special homage on Father’s Day on June 17. Seniors no longer have living fathers, but often recall the role their dad played in their lives. Over and over there’s a commonality in their stories. Fathers were providers, hard workers, often strict but fair and loving and deserving respect. If you have a father be sure to tell him how much you think of him. In some way show him your love and gratitude. Gratitude and appreciation is the prevailing sentiment of the Clinton Seniors Association and individual members these

days for the generous spirited and enthusiastic staff of Integris Credit Union. During the month of May they spent hours of their leisure time and days off at the Clinton Seniors Centre and at members’ homes spring cleaning and tidying up yards and gardens. Hats off to these wonderful people who gave of themselves so freely to a vulnerable and grateful segment of Clinton society. You did a magnificent job! Thank you so very much. Many Clinton seniors have been involved with Heritage Week activities, the Annual Ball and Old Timers’ Tea being events of significant importance. Thank you to everyone who helped in any way. Seniors are gearing up for the July 1

Skeetchestn Community School 273 Deadman - Vidette Road

Box 178 Savona, B.C. V0K 2J0

Phone 250-373-2420

Fax 250-373-2429

Skeetchestn Community School is a Kindergarten to Grade 12 School, which meets provincial standards in education and provides students with a holistic approach to learning and a caring learning environment.

What Makes Us Unique…

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Outdoor living in Loon Lake issues and that the water from the lake is used for irrigation and agricultural use. This last portion is questionable as very little water is coming out of Loon Lake for anything. Most of the water in Loon Creek is comes from Hihium Creek and several springs along the way down to join the Bonaparte. LOON LAKE from p. 6

Burning restrictions As spring turns to summer and the days lengthen, residents enjoy more time outdoors. This is Loon Lake living at its best. Burning restrictions have been announced by the Cariboo Fire Centre and one small,

Full Day Kindergarten Program Primary students use the Read Well Reading & Writing Program Intermediate students use the SRA Reading Program & Write Traits Saxon Math Grades K-7 Breakfast, snack and lunch program * Homework support Strong language and culture program (language class daily, drum group, lahal games etc.) Small Class sizes and additional support staff available to better meet the needs of students Speech and Language Intervention daily * School counselor available Strong sense of family Circle of Courage Values (belonging, mastery, independence & generosity) High School students write provincial exams on-site at the school Grade 12 students graduate with the Provincial Dogwood Certificate ** All Academic Programs Meet Provincial Standards**

If you are interested in becoming a part of our school family, please call the school at (250)373-2420 or (250)373-2421 to discuss how we can best meet the needs of your children.

attended campfire is permitted. This is fortunate as night temperatures are cool and a campfire feels so good. There is something about campfires that are so attractive – especially to children. Over the long weekend just past I came to discover that the only foods my grandnephews at 6 and 7 can cook well are marshmallows and wieners over a campfire. Further cooking lessons are to be scheduled for the summer vacation. I am also looking forward to more garden produce cooked outdoors but nothing matches fresh picked asparagus lightly grilled over a fire. Good thing asparagus grows like a weed in my garden.

Community Volunteer Groups The Royal Canadian Legion #113 301 Brink St., Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0 Phone: 250-453-2423 Fax # 250-453-9625

South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society 601 Bancroft St. Box 603, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0 250-453-9656

Sage & Sand Pony Club District Commissioner: Sandy Agatiello

Ashcroft-Cache Creek Rotary Club Contact Person: Denise Fiddick Phone 250-453-9547

Ashcroft and District Fall Fair

Desert Spokes Cycle Society

Contact Person: Janna 250-457-6614 Contact Person: Jessica 250-453-2352

Phone 250-457-9348

Ashcroft Curling Club Phone 250-453-2341

Soups On St. Alban’s Anglican Church Hall, 501 Brink Street Tel: 250-453-9909 or 250-453-2053 - All Welcome

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Ashcroft & District Rodeo Association Phone: 250-457-9390

Ashcroft/Cache Creek Volunteer Chapter Phone 250-374-8307

Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department

Ashcroft and Masonic Lodge Zarthan Lodge No#105

Cache Creek Volunteer Fire Department

Contact Person: Fred Dewick

Phone 250-457-9967

Phone 250-453-2415

Ashcroft & District Tennis Association Contact Person: Maria Russell Martin Phone 250-453-9391

Phone 250-453-2233

South Cariboo Sportsmen Assc. #3366 Attn: Marian Pitt, Box 341, Ashcroft BC V0K 1A0

Ashcroft & District Lions Club

Soccer Association

Contact Person: Lion Vivian Phone 250-453-9077

Contact: Sandi Harry

Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors Assc.

Minor Hockey Association

Phone 250-457-9366

601 Bancroft St., Ashcroft, BC Phone 250-453-9762

Contact: Lisa Tegart Phone 250-453-9881 Email:

The Ashcroft & District Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store

Historic Hat Creek Ranch

601 Bancroft St., Ashcroft, BC Phone 250-453-9944

Now Accepting Enrollment for the 2012/2013 School Year!

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Yard Sale/Book and Bake Sale at the Seniors Centre 217 Smith Ave., 10 am to 2 pm. There will be White Elephant items, books and Home Baking as well as the ever popular Peel ‘n’ Pay Raffle. Next General Meeting is June 21 following Potluck lunch at noon at the Centre. Happy June Birthday greetings to Eleanor Pigeon on the 26th. A 11

Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Contact Person: SLt. Curran 250-453-2082 Patty Newman, Navy League President 250-457-9575 Email:

Contact: Jack Jeyes

Phone 250-453-2259

Cache Creek/Ashcroft Elks Lodge #262 Phone 250-457-7114

Kinsmen Club of South Cariboo

Ashcroft Communities in Bloom

Contact Person: Dave 250-453-9062

Contact Persons: Andrea Walker 250-453-9402 or Marijke Stott 250-453-0050

Cache Creek Recreation Society

Taoist Tai Chi Contact Person: Danita Howard Phone 250-453-9907 e-mail:

Ashcroft Hospice Program Shirley 250-453-9202 or Marijke 250-453-0050

Contact Person: Jackie

Phone 250-457-9122

Ashcroft Royal Purple Phone 250-457-9122 Bridging to Literacy Contact Person: Ann Belcham 250-453-9417

Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society Contact Person: Jessica 250.453.2352 or Nadine 450.453.9100

The “Purpose of Sunday” Car Club

Canadian Red Cross - Health Equipment Loan Program (H.E.L.P.)

SCI Thompson River, B.C. Chapter

President: Tom Lowe 240-457-6564

Ashcroft Hospital - 250-453-2244

Ken Brown - Phone: 250-453-9415

Desert Bells Handbell Choir

Ashcroft Yoga Group

Carmen Ranta 250-457-9119

Call Marijke - Phone: 250-453-0050

Sage Sound Singers Adult Community Choir Michelle Reid 250-457-9676

Second Time Around

Cache Creek Beautification Society

Cache Creek Communities in Bloom Committee Carmen Ranta 250-457-9119

(and Farmers Market) Judy Davison 250-457-6693

201 Railway Ave., Ashcroft BC Val Martin 250-457-3080


Barenaked leaders

in reactions between male and female strippers. I’ve seen both, and believe me, the experience doesn’t compare. When I was 20 one of the ladies was retiring from the newspaper where we both



re men funnier than women? Well, their naked bodies sure are. When I first saw the nude painting of prime minister Stephen Harper circulating on the Internet I laughed, and I’m guessing that was the reaction most people had. I’m also guessing that if the artist had painted a famous female politician in this same manner, it wouldn’t have been perceived as witty at all. On a lark I produced a fun video exploring how much better the world would be if more artists painted presidents and prime ministers in the buff

and gave examples of what that could look like. Yet pairing up political noggins with naked bodies in Photoshop was only humorous if the subjects were male. A fact my videographer, who was working on this task, found distressing. “Another guy?!” Jason groaned after about the tenth set I sent. “Can’t you find some feminine figures for me to work with?” I complied and sent him a topless man in a tutu. Knowing that wasn’t what he had in mind, I thought about this double standard. It reminded me of the difference

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finding far less nude males on the Internet in comparison to women, I now have proof of that. “I don’t like it,” my friend said in response to the full monty painting of our prime minister. “I think it’s humiliating.” A portrait that Stephen Harper never posed for and was purely based on the artist’s imagination shouldn’t be humiliating, but I tried to understand where she was coming from. Personally, I liked it, and not just because it made me laugh or because of artist Margaret Sutherland’s political statement. I liked it because it reminded me that no matter what our position is in life, we are all just human beings and as naked and exposed as the day we were born. Most of us just choose to wear clothes that cover that fact. To watch my short video “Barenaked Leaders,” please visit


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worked and a large group of us went to “Ladies Night” at a local club. I had no idea that some of these sophisticated women I’d looked up to would turn into wild-eyed lunatics when the male dancers started their rhythmic undress. The hooting and hollering from the audience was accompanied by so much laughter that they quickly became more entertaining to watch than the men on stage. It would have been a completely different scene if the roles were reversed. Whether a guy’s got a six pack or a keg for a belly, the random image of his nakedness will more than likely illicit giggles than lust. I’m not sure why that is, except that it’s a much less common sight to see. After

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Tragically, every year in BC countless dogs suffer and die after being thrown from the back of pickup trucks. Consequently, your pet should never ride unrestrained in the back or body of any vehicle. There are three simple options: 1. Put the dog in the vehicle with you. Use a crate or dog seatbelt as a restraint, or 2. Secure your dog in a kennel fastened to the centre of the truck, or 3. Secure your dog with a harness and short-tether leash to ensure safety from strangulation and death. For more information visit


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Mesa to Slough Trail for cross country hike Ashcroft hiking trails

rest room and a picnic table where where you can sit and watch STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES ChiCATALOGUES CONTESTS PRODUCTS STORES FLYERS nese men the river for awhile. by Andea Walker DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS Turn left at Hwy 97C and PRO worked to PRODUC DUCTS DUC TS STO STORES RES FLY FLYERS ERS DE DEALS ALS CO COUPO UPONS UPO NS BRO BROCHU CHURES CHU RES brush against them the fresh find gold. follow the highway over the pungent aroma of the sage The last little bit of path tracks and around the corfills the air. To your left, note heads to the right away from ner and begin walking up the the piles of red rock that are the road and will take you to highway. After the last house For every 1000 new “likesâ€? we receive, we will being readied for loading a fence just above the road to on the left make a left turn donate $100 to the Canadian Cancer Society! and the cement remains of a the Tie Plant. You will have and begin walking up a short very large old building. On to hop over this fence and road which turns into a path Plus, YOU could WIN a Summer Gift Pack the ground, running parallel scoot down the bank. that winds up the bottom of from Rexall™ Pharma Plus which will include their exclusive line of organic skin care products, and much more! to the fence, is an old 10 inch Now you can walk the a gulley. The path eventualwaterline that eventually ter- public road back towards ly comes out at the church minates at Barnes Creek. Ashcroft. Down to your right parking lot where you startAs you skirt the last hill is the popular “sloughâ€? area, ed. and round the last corner across the river are majesFor those people who bright green vegetation un- tic clay banks riddled with don’t wish to embark on folds in front of you. Here veins of different colors. Up such a long hike there are is Barnes Creek – the source on the power poles, the os- other options. You can drive of the water in the old pipe preys have built their nest. to the end of Mesa Vista Dr. and a wonderful green area The road back is approxi- and hike to where you overSAVE TIME. SAVE MONEY. lush with trees and other mately 5 km long and fol- look the inland port, have a water loving plants. The day lows the Thompson River. snack and a rest and then turn we walked, the creek was up The rushing sound of the riv- around and hike back. Or, and roaring right along; in er and the salty smell of the you can hike half the loop the summer months it is re- trees that line the banks add by going to where Barnes duced to only a trickle. a pleasant touch to the walk. Creek meets the slough road As the path ends at an Thanks to the local 4H club, and have someone meet you old road, turn left and begin the rest area about half way there. walking down it. About 100 along the road provides a yards along will be a grassy area with a couple of inukshuks. These mark the path that leads down towards the creek. You Receptionist/Information OfďŹ cer are now on anStrong computer and organizational skills other old road Excellent interpersonal skills that led to a WE’LL BE IN CACHE CREEK, bridge; the eviMinimum of 2-3 years experience as a EXCHANGING THE OLD BC HYDRO dence of which receptionist or ofďŹ ce administrator is seen on the METER ON YOUR HOME WITH A Term position-maternity leave coverage opposite bank of QualiďŹ ed individuals are invited to apply in NEW SMART METER. the creek. Turn conďŹ dence no later than June 13, 2012 left and walk Job proďŹ le on our website BC Hydro is upgrading homes and businesses with new smart meters. along this old Moving to a more efďŹ cient, modernized grid will help us meet the growing Please forward three employee references to lower road. In demand for electricity while continuing to deliver safe, reliable power Community Futures Sun Country the underbrush throughout the province. Attention; Debra Arnott to your right P.O. Box 1480 stand the reHere’s what you can expect: Ashcroft B.C. V0K 1A0 mains of an old rock wall built ĂŁ 7\SLFDOO\PHWHULQVWDOODWLRQZLOOWDNHSODFH - Spread the Word! Share this with friends and help us make a difference -

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This trail is moderately easy and combines both cross-country hiking as well as a portion on a public road. We hiked the entire loop one Saturday and clocked it at approximately 11 km; however, you do have other options for a shorter route. Starting at the church parking lot on the Mesa Vista, follow the well-worn path through the middle of the dunes until you reach the corner of Mesa Vista Dr. Walk up the road past the Willowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Bed and Breakfast to the end of the road. Look for the bright red fire hydrant and the trailhead a few feet away. Follow the path as it gradually takes you up, down and around the ends of several gulleys eventually emerging in a large open meadow. The path is well-worn from the many hikers and dirt bikers who use it. A few markers have been placed in various locations to help ensure that you remain on the right path, as other paths occasionally veer off in other directions. At the end of the meadow portion of the walk you will see an arrow made of stones indicating a path that heads down the hill and around a corner. Here, if you wish, you can take a short path up an incline for a marvelous view of the inland port, slough and old explosives plant laid out below you. This is a great place to rest and have a drink and a snack. You will come to a fence line at the lower level, with the path running parallel to it. Head-tall sagebrush line the path on either side making it feel like you are walking through a tunnel. As you

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The foolishness of King Solomon

guage and pronunciation almost effortlessly. The rest of us struggled. Most people have heard of king Solomon, king Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son who came to the throne as an inexperienced young man, totally unprepared to lead the nation. One night God appeared to Solomon in a dream and addressed him: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ask! What shall I give you?â&#x20AC;? What would be your answer LEGAL if God asked you such a question? Fame, riches, power, material LAND ACT: goods, great romance? Notice of Intention to Apply for a For none of these Solomon Disposition of Crown Land asked. His request is recorded in 1 Take notice that Village of Cache Creek, B.C. intends to make application to Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Kings 3:7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9: â&#x20AC;&#x153;LORD my God, you Resources (MFLNRO), Thompson Okanagan Service Centre, have made me the king in my fathCrown land Adjudication ofďŹ ce, for a licence for airport

No one is born wise, but some people are more intelligent. Some have received great genetic I.Q. advantage. I met some in school. I had to grind hard, while they floated through school on straight As with a minimum effort. I faced the same challenge with learning English. In our â&#x20AC;&#x153;immigrants classâ&#x20AC;? we had some who grasped the English lan-

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will also give you what you did not ask for. You will have riches and honor all your life. There will be no other king in the world as great as you. And I will give you a long life if you follow me and obey my laws and commands as your father Karl Samek David did.â&#x20AC;? Solomon woke up and Seventh Day Adventist knew that God had spoken to him in the dream. The biography of Solomon reveals the truth of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s promise. erâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s place, but I am like a small child. I From his humble start he became the wisdonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the wisdom I need to do what est ruler of his time and one of the wisest I must do. I am your servant here among men who ever lived. He had a wonderful your chosen people. There are so many romance and marriage of which he wrote that they cannot be counta book called Song of Solomon. Next he ed. So I ask you to give me In Loving Memory collected thousands of proverbs that exthe wisdom to rule and judge pressed the wisdom by which he lived, them well and to help me ruled and taught. That is the book of know the difference between Proverbs in the OT Bible. And God blessright and wrong. Without such great wisdom, it would ed him and he became wealthy, famous, be impossible to rule this admired and powerful. It has been well said that â&#x20AC;&#x153;power corgreat nation.â&#x20AC;? rupts and absolute power corrupts absoImagine what nation lutely.â&#x20AC;? Solomon started downward deswould be ours if our leaders cent. He would not keep to his one wife. had such an attitude! God anThings went terribly wrong. So often we swers in verses 10-15: The Patricia Dawn Broughton see otherwise wise and upright people get LORD was happy that SoloJanuary 25, 1945 - May 18, 2012 dizzy with success turning fools and ruinmon asked for wisdom. So ing the good they had done. Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family will be hosting a Pot Luck God said to him, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You did Solomon eventually woke up from not ask for long life and richCELEBRATION OF LIFE: his follies and turned around, writing his es for yourself. You did not Date: June 9, 2012 third book called Ecclesiastes, part of the ask for the death of your Location: 2161 Back Valley Road, Old Testament Bible. He learned from enemies. You asked for the Cache Creek, B.C. his derailments what the real purpose of wisdom to listen and make Time: 4:00 p.m. (Outdoor evening service) life is. Wisdom is defi ned as ability to use Donations in memory of Patricia can be forwarded to PO the right decisions. So I will Box 932, Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H9 give you what you asked for. knowledge and understanding properly Any questions: 250-457-5377 I will make you wise and in- as it applies to any life situation and reâ&#x20AC;&#x153;I pray to learn to enjoy the good that each day telligent. I will make you lationships and making necessary correcbrings and not to be apprehensive about the wiser than anyone who ever tions along lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way. I know I need more future, which is in Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s handsâ&#x20AC;? lived or ever will live. And I wisdom, how about you?

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