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CSS grads receive TRU scholarships (L-r) Thompson Rivers University local coordinator Sylvia Arduini presents the two largest scholarships presented during Clearwater Secondary School’s graduation ceremonies to Emma Persad and Dayna Koroll. Persad won the fouryear TRU Ambassadors scholarship, valued at $20,000, while Koroll took home the TRU Board of Governors’ scholarship, worth $3,000. For more about the scholarship presentations, see page A3 inside. Photo by Keith McNeill
CSS ceremonies begin with introduction of golden cord achievers Keith McNeill “The tassel is worth the hassle.” That quote from fellow graduate Joey Pastorek was how valedictorians Cassandra Brown and Bowen Foulkes ended their address to the Clearwater Secondary School graduating class of 2012. A total of 43 graduates took part in commencement ceremonies at the school on Friday evening, June 1. This compares with about 50 last year and 40 the year before. “Today is the day we will be
going out into the world. No one said it will come easy,” the valedictorians said. Principal Alan Stel led the evening off by introducing the three gold cord students: Elton Musselman, Allison Patterson and Baylee Sallenbach. In order to wear the cords during the ceremony the students had to be in the top five per cent of the class. Stel paid tribute to two teachers who will retire at the end of the school year: Leslie Ross and Jim Zsednai. He also said vice-principal Peter Persad is leaving to take
over as vice-principal at Sahali in Kamloops. Teacher Tricia Persad is also heading to Kamloops, to teach at Valleyview. Educational assistant Kathie Petrie is taking a leave of absence. Stel himself is leaving to take over as principal at Penticton Secondary School. Darren Coates, presently a vice-principal in Merritt, will take his place. In his address to the graduates, Stel advised them to imprint key moments of their lives into their memories. “They will ease your mind and
bring peace,” he said. School trustee and Clearwater mayor John Harwood brought greetings from the board of School District 73. “I never thought when I left school that I would return to a life of learning,” said Harwood, who had a long career as a teacher and principal in the North Thompson Valley. “Enjoy the journey. Try to be like a turtle. Enjoy your shell ... enjoy the person you are.” S.D. 73 superintendent Dr. Terry Sullivan also greeted the graduates. “You’re not here by coinci-
dence,” he said. “You’re here because of hard work ... you’ll always remember this day.” Teacher Brent Buck was the grads’ choice to be their guest speaker. “They made me cry when they asked me,” he said. Buck’s advice to the grads was summarized in an “algorithmic algorithm”: PRIMATE. It stood for problem identification, research, ideation, make it, alter or adopt, test, and evaluate. “Think, plan, do, re-do ... that’s my life,” Buck said.
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Supreme Court overturns conviction Keith McNeill Eight difficult years ended for Clearwater resident Randy Roy on June 1 when the Supreme Court of Canada voted 7 – 0 to clear him of a charge of
dangerous driving causing death. Roy’s ordeal began on Nov. 25, 2004, when he was driving home from work at a mill in Vavenby with his longtime friend, Mark Harrington.
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I would like to thank all the people that came to pay their respects to my husband Lou Greffard My kids they have been my rock through this difÀcult time in our lives. Lenny, Dennis, Dorothy, Holly and their spouses. All of Lou’s grandchildren that made the long trip to Clearwater to say goodbye to their grandfather. Thank you Jordan and Damon for your help. Thanks to Ida and Pat for all their support and being there with me until my kids could get here. Eileen Clarke for the wonderful cake. Marie for arranging buns and turkeys. Thank you to the doctors and nurses in Clearwater and Kamloops for the special care they gave Lou during these last weeks. Special thanks to Manny and Gail for the tender touch they had with Lou. Thank you Drake for your kindness during this difÀcult time. Also thanks to Clearwater Ski Club for the use of the chalet. Thank you all. You have helped me more than words can say. From the Greffard family
There was dense fog at the time, and when Roy turned his motorhome onto Highway 5, it was struck by a tractor-trailer. Harrington was pronounced dead at the scene and Roy was transported to Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater and then to Kamloops’ Royal Inland. The male driver and female passenger of the semi sustained minor injuries. Roy was convicted of dangerous driving causing death in 2006. He appealed to the B.C. Court of Appeal but the ruling was upheld. In overturning the conviction, the Supreme Court of Canada stated, “In this case, the trial judge erred in law, erred by equating fault with the failure to explain the conduct, but also by failing to conduct any meaningful inquiry into whether Roy had displayed a marked departure from the standard of care to be expected of a reasonable person in the same circumstances.” The Supreme Court justices also said, “The record here discloses a single and momentary error in judgment with tragic consequences.”
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Prestigious program picks Clearwater students Keith McNeill Three for three isn’t too bad for a small town. That’s the number of students from Clearwater Secondary School who have been accepted into the prestigious International Baccalaureate program in the United World College system. Value of the scholarship for the two-year program is $80,000 each. Two years ago Robson Beaudry was accepted into the two-year program and went to Hong Kong to study. After finishing there he has been accepted into New York University in Abu Dhabi with a full scholarship. One year ago it was Jordie Akers’s turn. He has finished his first year at Lester Pearson College on Vancouver Island and is getting ready for his second. Kiera Stel has been accepted into the program
this year and plans to spend the next two years at Lester Pearson College. The International Baccalaureate program is very academically challenging, said Akers. “It takes a lot of work, but it’s recognized all around the World,” he said. The program is roughly equivalent to Grade 12 and first year university in Canada. Akers was in Clearwater completing 80 hours of volunteer work needed for the program by tutoring math students at CSS and helping out in physical education classes. Only three other students from B.C. will be in her class at Lester Pearson and just 20 from Canada, said Stel. All the rest are from countries around the World such as Madagascar, Peru, Ukraine, China and the U.S. “The whole idea is to promote peace, equality, and learning about other people through education,” Stel said.
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CSS student wins TRU Ambassadors scholarships Keith McNeill The residents of Clearwater and area once again demonstrated their generosity and the importance they attach to education when scholarships and bursaries were presented to members of the graduating class at Clearwater Secondary School graduating class during commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 1. Total given out during the evening was $49,250. Biggest overall winner was Emma Persad. She won the $20,000 TRU Ambassadors Entrance scholarship plus the Dogwood C Fine Arts scholarship for $1,000, giving a total of $21,000. Only seven of the TRU Ambassadors Scholarhips are given out each year and this was the first time a CSS student has won one. Allisen Patterson won a Chris Cleaveley/Mary Fus bursary of $1,000, a Clearwater/Vavenby Lions Club bursary of $500, the Dr.
Cary Lam Memorial scholarship of $1,000, the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary bursary of $500, Fund for a Worthy Student bursary of $500, Clearwater Friendly Club bursary of $250, the Tolko Bursary of $850 and a Xi Epsilon/Beta Sigma bursary of $250. Total was $4,850. Elton Musselman earned a BOP Elks #499 bursary of $350, a Chris Cleaveley/Mary Fus bursary for $1,000, the Dave Giesbrecht Memorial bursary of $500, the Eta Omicron bursary of $500, the Lynda Cairns Memorial bursary of $250, the Melissa Hole Royal LePage Realty bursary of $500, the Wadlegger bursary of $500, and the Yellowhead Mining scholarship of $1,000. His total was $4,600. Baylee Sallenbach won nine scholarships and bursaries. Her earnings included the BOP Elks #499 bursary of $350, the Central North Thompson Pioneers bursary of $500, the KTTA Bert Lambert
scholarship at $1,000, the Clearwater Rotary Club bursary at $500, the Clearwater Vavenby Lions Club bursary at $500, the Principals/ Vice-principals bursary at $500, the Vavenby Elementary School bursary at $250, the Yellowhead Ecological Association bursary at $200, and a Xi Epsilon/Beta Sigma bursary at $400. Her total was $4,200. Dayna Koroll won a Central North Thompson Pioneers bursary of $500, the Kamloops Honda bursary of $500, and the TRU Board of Governors scholarship of $3,000, for a total of $4,000. Alexandra Brown won a Clearwater Rotary Club bursary of $500, a Dogwood B - Fine Arts scholarship of $1,000, a Kamloops Blazers scholarship of $1,000, and the Pharmasave bursary of $500. Her total was $3,000. Joey Pastorek won the Clarence McRae Brodie schol-
arship for $450, the Dogwood A - Fine Arts scholarship of $1,000, the Interior Savings Credit Union bursary of $1,000, a Safety Mart #5/M.W. Sharke scholarship of $500. His total was $2,950. Damon Chase took home the Bill Sedgwick Memorial bursary for $250, a BOP Elks #499 bursary for $350, and an Independent Truckers/ Dave Strobbe bursary for $1,000, giving a total of $1,600. May Vandenborre won the
Council for the Exceptional Child bursary of $250, and an Independent Truckers/Wayne Strobbe bursary of $1,000 for a total of $1,250. Katie Fraser won the Mike Fraser Memorial bursary of $500 and a Safety Mart #5/M.W. Sharke scholarship of $500 for a total of $1,000. Dylana Elliot won the Clearwater and District Minor Hockey/Bob Floen bursary of $500. Robson Beaudry won the Times bursary of $300.
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New CSS principal has local roots Keith McNeill There will be a new face in charge at Clearwater Secondary School in September but he comes with already-formed ties to Clearwater and area. Darren Coates, who is taking over from Alan Stel as CSS principal, is married to Barb Wadlegger, daughter of a well-known local sawmilling and farming family. â€œWe have three kids and when I told them we will be moving to Clearwater they were very excited,â€? said Coates. â€œThey have seven cousins in Clearwater and we spend a lot of time here.â€? His children learned to ski on Clearwater ski hill, theyâ€™ve spent time on Candle Creek crosscountry ski trails, gone mountain biking here, and helped out on the Wadleggersâ€™ ranch.
Coates is presently a vice-principal at Merritt Secondary, a school with 650 to 700 students compared to about 250 at CSS. Despite the size difference, heâ€™s been very impressed with what the local school has to offer students. â€œClearwater Secondary has probably the best-equipped shops for that size of school Iâ€™ve ever seen,â€? Coates said. The food program at CSS provides affordable and healthy lunches to students, and the people working there seem to have good relationships with them. Coates likes the layout of the school, with plenty of windows and light. â€œThe grounds are great, with lots of green space, plus there is the skateboard park, Sportsplex, the tennis courts nearby - a great
Whatâ€™s Happening Open House - Annual Report The District of Clearwater is holding a Open House # (Corporate Annual Report on June 21st, 2012 at the Clearwater Secondary School Pit at 7:00pm. (#" ! ( % % Plan, Water Conservation Plan and the construction of the UV Disinfection. The winner of the Water Conservation Poster contest will be announced during the evening. Water Conservation Poster Contest The District of Clearwater is hosting a Water Conservation Poster contest with two student categories: Grades K-7 and Grades 8-12. The posters must have a water conservation theme and provide a water " !'$'!%! name on the back. Entry deadline is June 14th, 2012 at 3:00pm at the District of Clearwater office. All entries will be displayed and the winner will be announced at the public open house on June 21st at 7:00 pm. The grand prize will be a pizza party with the Mayor for the winner and their class!
Darren Coates resource for the kids and phys ed classes,â€? he said. Coatesâ€™ background is in science and he plans to teach Physics 11 next fall as well as Science 8. His wife, Barb, presently works as a public
health nurse in Merritt plus works part time in the emergency room in Kamloops. He was not sure what she would be doing in Clearwater but noted her father, Joe Wadlegger, plans to put her to work on the farm.
Artist plans show at Upper Clearwater Hall Art show: â€˜Spirit of Placeâ€™ Times Staff Noted local artist Doris Laner is planning an art show celebrating Wells Gray Park. Appropriately, the show (to be titled â€œSpirit of Placeâ€?) will be held in the newly renovated Upper Clearwater Hall, an historic building located next to the park that was built by settlers in the 1930s. The hall is about 23 km from Highway 5 on
Clearwater Valley Road. Laner has lived and worked near the entrance to Wells Gray Park for many years. Her subject matter has been the endless inspiration she finds around her. Through intimate study, exploration and immersion she strives to portray the diversity found in this special land and how we relate to this wilderness. Her approach is always with a deep sense of honour, respect, and wonder.
In this exhibition of 36 artworks a variety of mediums are displayed: oils, watercolour, pastel, gouache and pencil. Come up and view one personâ€™s vision of a place that she loves. You could make a day of it by going further into Wells Gray Park to enjoy it firsthand and be inspired by the great beauty. The show will run June 23 - July 7, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily.
Canada Day Celebrations Mark your calendar, hang your Canadian Flag, show your Canadian pride! A day of celebration for our country is being planned for July 1st Canada Day from 11:00-4:00pm. Come out and enjoy a performance by the new North Thompson Drill Team, face painting, BBQ by donation, canoeing, kayaking, storytelling, Zumba on the Beach, and a visit from the Regatta Guy and Gals. A day of fun in the sun! (The sun has been ordered and hopefully will arrive in time!) 2012 Dutch Lake Park Design Competition The 2012 Dutch Lake Park Site Design Competition is now on! There is a Youth (6-18) and Adult (19-99) category. The winning designer (or design team) will be awarded a prize of $500 for each category. The contest will run until August 17th, 2012 and all participants will meet with Council on August 21st to present their proposed concept and model. The winners will be announced at the Clearwater Canoe Regatta on September 8th, 2012. You can pick up the contest package that includes the Entry Form, Rules and Regulations, Declaration and Release Form and maps of the property at Dutch Lake at the District office or on the District website at www.districtofclearwater.com. Sanitary Sewer System Infrastructure is a high priority for Council with the expansion of the sewer system being a main focus. The Dutch Lake area (East Clearwater Riverside Centre) is the first phase that Council will focus on for the installation of a Sanitary Sewer System. An opportunity has arisen to apply for grant funding under the Gas Tax Funds. Council will be holding public meetings for residents to understand the benefits and costs of a sanitary sewer system if the application for funding is approved. In the interest of keeping costs affordable Council will be considering several options such as borrowing, reserves and use of the Annual Gas Tax to offset residential costs. Upcoming Events June 21st, 2012 & Public Information meeting & CSS Pit June 30th, 2012 & (" July 1, 2012 & Celebrate Canada at Dutch Lake Upcoming Meetings of Council June 19, 2012 & Infrastructure Committee meeting & 5:00pm June 19, 2012 & Regular Council meeting & 7:00pm.
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“ There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” - Albert Schweitzer, humanitarian and philosopher
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Global tax would ease failing ecosystem
Writer puts out a ﬂag challenge in time for Canada Day celebrations Editor, The Times:
Several years ago I tried to get people interested in 'Fly Your Own Flag." The idea was to get people and businesses interested and show pride in our community and our country. A few flags are still flying. Falkland, on Highway 97, is known as having the most flags per capita in B.C. Let's get out and show we can do it also. Flags may be any kind you desire Canada, B.C., nationality, hockey or designyour-own. The length is usually two times the
height (i.e. 54" wide x 27" high). As July 1, Canada Day, approaches let's make a show of flags around Clearwater and area and compete with Falkland for the most flying flags per capita. Let's keep them flying all year round. Designing your own flag could bring a new facet to flag flying. A person or family could design a flag to indicate their profession, nationality, dreams or something to promote our area such as mountains, wildlife or the universe. It's your design. District of
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Clearwater and District of Barriere have created their own flags. Anyone in a public group, such as Rotary, Elks or Royal Purple, probably already has these available. Some chain stores have flags with logo on them. Let's join them in designing our own flags. I would like this to be endorsed by District council and "Let's Fly Our Flag" to compete with Falkland or any other small town for the most flags on Canada Day, July 1.
Anne "Goldie" Krawec Clearwater, B.C.
Two weeks ago your editor published an editorial calling for a global petition calling for a worldwide referendum on a global carbon tax. Last week we printed a letter to the editor from local resident Jim Lamberton in opposition to the editorial. Lamberton wrote that Al Gore lives in a 7,000 sq. ft. oceanfront home in California, and has four Rolls Royces and a corporate jet. I have no idea if this is true or not and, quite frankly, I don’t care. The former vice-president’s lifestyle is not relevant. If he lived in a mud hut with no electricity or running water, would that give his arguments more weight? Millions of people in the world already live that way, and who listens to them? The physics of global warming are well established and straightforward. In fact, the Swedish chemist Svante Arhennius predicted over 100 years ago that increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would cause global warming. All the global warming deniers need to do is demonstrate some mechanism that would counteract the effects of increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. This they have spectacularly failed to do. Instead, they have focused on irrelevant personal attacks such as those quoted by the letter writer. Last week the Times received a media release from Simon Fraser University that told about a paper just published in the prestigious journal Nature titled Approaching a State-Shift in Earth’s
Biosphere. A SFU scientist was one of the paper’s 18 authors. It suggests that our planet’s ecosystems are careering towards an imminent, irreversible collapse. This isn’t science fiction. These are reputable scientists saying there is a real possibility of the end of civilization by the end of this century. We are on board the Titanic, speeding faster and faster through the fog at night in an ocean full of icebergs. There are no guarantees that the predictions for catastrophe will come true, but there are no guarantees they will not either. A global carbon tax such as that proposed would be a prudent first step in easing the ocean liner’s throttle back a bit. The proposed tax would not go into general revenue, as the letter writer stated. Instead, what the editorial said that the money raised would provide every adult on the planet with a guaranteed annual income of about $200. One rationale for this would be that rising carbon dioxide levels put all human beings at risk and so everyone should receive some compensation. Using a petition to call for a referendum on the tax is based on common practice in Switzerland and some states in the U.S. There is no legal requirement for the United Nations or its member states to respect such a petition, but if enough people signed it, it would be difficult for the world’s leaders to ignore it - especially if they didn’t have a better idea, which they don’t seem to at present.
Thompson Resource makes pledge to Canagascar Editor, The Times:
My name is Kevin Heidt and I have spent some time working for Todd Phillips of Thompson Resource Management in Clearwater. I am currently tree planting and have combined this work with a nonprofit initiative created by my self and my partner. It is called Canagascar and is designed to promote tree planting in Canada and at the same time
provide jobs and help reforest Madagascar. Please check us out at www. canagascar.com I want to highlight to you the generosity of Todd Phillips and Thompson Resource Management as they were our first and largest pledger at $250 It is support from people like Todd that not only motivates us but also confirms the fact that Canagascar is a meaning-
ful initiative and worth the efforts. I feel it is my duty to help have Thompson Resource Management recognized for their caring contribution and would like to have them mentioned in their local newspaper. Thank you very much, and we look forward to having you visit www.canagascar.com.
Kevin Heidt Penticton, B.C.
Global warming causes: Man or nature or both? Editor, The Times:
That our climate worldwide is changing is not in dispute but the causes are. The Rambling Man and his supporters would support the natural cycle theory, while the Suzuki and Gore followers support a human activity assisted natural cycle. Both sides can produce studies to support their view, so how do we, the masses, decide? Take the time to educate ourselves and part of the research should encourage us to follow the money, as one of my cof-
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fee buddies (BW) says, and ask the simple question: who stands to make the most? What! Oil companies budget millions of dollars to fund studies that support their position. Why? Because they stand to make trillions if they can reduce or eliminate environmental regulations. Witness the latest slick ad by Northern Gateway Pipeline extolling the benefits of the oil trade. If that is not enough, look at the latest piece of legislation, Bill C38, out of Oil Can Harper's backrooms. The
multi-purpose of this bill is to deregulate, weaken environmental law and throttle all opposition to unregulated development. To pick up on the Rambling Man's carbon footprint of amours couples, I suggest that the collective CO2 output as a result of the screwing we are getting by the multinational energy companies at the pumps would exceed that of India and China combined on their best get lucky day.
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Question of the Week
Oh yes. The area needs development and copper prices are high. They never do these things when prices are low.
I don't know but my mother-in-law is horriĂ€ed of it. She thinks it will damage many things in Clearwater.
I hear stories that it will and I hear stories that it won't. I hope it will.
I hope it goes through. They're working on it but I have some doubts.
Leave the corn for food - not fuel Editor, The Times:
As usual, Jim Lamberton was bang on about a global carbon tax being stupid and a moratorium on golf courses being good, but boy did he miss the boat on using corn as an alternative fuel. A lot of misinformed people think corn must be good, I mean it comes from a vegetable so it must be good. Right? The only reason corn is being considered as an alternative fuel is that 'Corn is King' now, just as 'Cotton was King' for
the South during the American Civil War. The corn industry has just as many lobbyists in Washington as the oil industry does. Corn and corn by-products are in almost about everything we eat including breads, cereals, lunchmeats, soups and more, just read the labels. If you see citric acid as an ingredient you would think it comes from a lemon, or an orange, but it probably comes from corn. Corn syrup is in all kinds of foods, but it's called by so many different names that
we don't really know it's there, glucose-fructose, modified glucose, natural sweetener, modified corn syrup, etc, etc. The U.S. subsidizes corn and has an import tariff on foreign sugar making high fructose corn syrup less costly than other sweeteners. Corn and corn byproducts are fed to animals and then we eat the animals; there is big money in that. Using corn as an alternative fuel makes absolutely no sense. It is more costly to convert corn into fuel
than oil, producing it leaves a larger carbon imprint than oil and if there really is a world shortage of food (which there isn't) and people world wide are starving to death (which they are) than why use food to run our cars? Because the corn industry is huge and all they care about is making money for their stockholders. Jim, old stick, you're usually bang on with your thinking, but this time you really missed the boat. If you want to stop by I can loan you some
Hospice fundraiser looks for support Editor, The Times:
For the past five weeks, posters have been displayed in Clearwater and Little Fort advertising A Touch of Mexico, a fundraiser for the Clearwater and District Hospice Society on June 16, 2012 at Royal Canadian Legion. We are very disappointed in the community response to this event. Somehow people have the impression that the food is something you would get at an Taco
outlet, but it is far from it. The menu will be highlighting tastes of the food from various areas of Mexico and adjusted to local palates. Much has already been done for this event and all by volunteers. Like the hospital auxiliary, the hospice program is a vital part of the community and if not supported what will happen? We are here to provide compassionate care to those people that are in the last days of their lives and to
grieving families. Can you ignore this need? Please purchase your tickets from our volunteers at Safety Mart and the Farmersâ€™ Market or from Wells Gray Inn and Clearwater Dollar Emporium. Thank you in advance.
Ena Chiasson Vice-President Clearwater & District Hospice Society
Group discusses concerns for farmland Editor, The Times: As a member of the board of directors of the very grassroots movement called the BC Food Systems Network, I was delighted to receive an email recently to inform us of the grassroots movement of farmers and eaters that attended the recent Richmond city council meeting to add their support to the decision of the Richmond council to ban GMOs
books like The Future of Food, Fast Food Nation, An Omnivore's Dilemma, Food Inc., etc. to get you up to speed on this subject.
Patrick Stanley Clearwater, B.C.
Stacey Kinred: Yes, I do believe it's going to go ahead. They're still having lots of meetings so I'm hoping. We need the jobs.
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CSS Grad weekend eekend The members and staff of the Clearwater RCMP detachment would like to congratulate the members of CSS Class of 2012 for their accomplishments during the recent grad ceremonies. A big thanks to the members of the Dry Grad Committee for their hard work in providing a safe alternative for the graduates to have fun. Detachment
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members did not receive any complaints regarding the grad weekend. This is a huge improvement from years past. Speeding vehicle, marijuana seized On Monday, June 4, a member stopped a vehicle for speeding (96 km/hr in a 60 km/hr zone). The member noticed an odor of vegetative marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and both male occupants were arrested. The vehicle was searched and a small amount of marijuana was seized. Both occupants were later released. The driver was
issued a $196 violation ticket for speeding. Road checks Be aware that members have been and will continue to conduct road checks at different locations around town. On Saturday, June 2 at 11:45 pm, a member stopped a vehicle where the driver admitted to recent alcohol consumption. The driver passed the ASD (approved screening device) test. However, he and his passengers were arrested for drug possession. The vehicle was searched; a small amount of marijuana was located along
with an open liquor container. The occupants of the vehicle were later released from custody and one of the passengers was given a violation ticket for Open Liquor in a Motor Vehicle. Theft from Restaurant Staff from Dutch Lake Village Restaurant called to report a theft of two ‘OPEN’ signs. The theft took place sometime between June 6 at 10:00 p.m. and June 7 at 12:00 p.m. Please call the detachment at 250-674-2237 if you have any information about this investigation.
storey w/oak cupboards, lrg windows & new lam. ﬂooring. Garage w/glass overhead door. 3km to Wells Gray Park. 9+ acres on the west side of the road to Wells Gray. 420 Ritchie Road $299,900 3bd 2bath on 0.42 acres w/UG sprklr. Bright, sunny kitchen, all appliances & central vac. 12x16 shop, wood shed & 2nd drive. This property is just minutes from town. 61 Camp Two Road $283,000 - NEW Up/down duplex on almost 1 acre. 3 bdrms 1bath on each level. Top is fully renovd’. Bsmnt is also fully renovd’. New wrap around deck & manicured yard. Attached carport 436 Riverside Rd $269,900 - NEW 1 acre waterfront on the NT River. Well maintained open plan w/updated kitchen. Upgrades incld laminate, HW tank, vinyl windows & paint. New shop, lndspd & fully fenced front yard. 3156 Vavenby Bridge Road $258,000 Well built. Upgrades incld heat pump w/2 overhead units (1 for suite) new wett inspected WS, R50 insulation, ﬂooring & more. 2 bdrm suite & bsmnt. .77 acre, lrg shop & kennel 1031 Raft River Rd $239,900 - NEW Well maintained lrg lot. Ensuite, & WI closet. HW ﬂooring, oil furnace w/new WETT approved WS back up. Private & fenced yrd. A 24.41 shop/ garage w/11x18 loft ofﬁce, 12’ overhead door & 7’ shop door. 351 Helmcken Street $239,000 - NEW Open concept & updated w/windows, ﬂooring, sidin & bsmt. Lrg kitchen, & Wett certiﬁed stove. Backs no to park. Furnishings available 245 Phillips Rd $239,000 - NEW PRICE Renod w/kitchen, tile & wood ﬂoor, windows, propane FP, elec back up. 1acre w/lrg deck, RV storage, 1 car garage, garden boxes & more. The front garage w/divided storage area & tiled ofﬁce area. Shows like new. 23 Lodge Drive $229,900 - NEW PRICE Near downtown. Garage, RV cover, woodshed & lrg deck. Open plan. Crafted cabinets & new counters. 4 bdrms, 3 baths. Basement w/bdrm, bath, family room, cold rm & storage. Move in ready. 3141 HUNDSBEDT ROAD $229,900 6 bdrm home 3.1 acres 2 shops 20x24 fruit trees, private setting. Many upgrades. New furnace and oil tank. 349 HELMCKEN STREET $229,900- NEW Newly reno’d open plan w/new kitchen baths & many other features. Recently painted, partly ﬁn. bsmnt. Backs on to park, fully fenced.
A petition asking the National Parole Board of Canada to deny parole to convicted murderer David Shearing is available at about a half-dozen locations in Clearwater, organizer Judy Briggs says. The locations include Clearwater Pharmasave, Bayley’s Bistro, The Dollar Store, Fields and Home Hardware. Letters are even more effective than signatures on a petition, Briggs notes. She encourages those so inclined to write the parole board. Shearing, who now uses the name David Ennis, was convicted in 1983 for the murder of seven people near Wells Gray Park. An online petition to keep Shearing in jail is located at www.petitiononlinecanada.com/petition/ petition-to-parole-board-of-canada-to-deny-parole-todavid-ennis-formerly-david-shearing/979.
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324 Harby Road $549,900 Custom log hm-2 acres, view of Dutch Lk. 2 Decks. Lrg foyer, heated ﬂrs & lrg lvg rm. Delx ktch ﬁr cab, granite CT, BI appl & WI pantry. Loft, lux. master w/ BI dressers, jetted tub. 2bdrm bsmt suite 956 Barber Road $489,900 - NEW 24 acre w/log home. Views. Full suite. Wood accents. 1 bdrm bsmt suite & cabin (rented). Veranda, Several buildings + horse stables, tack room & hay barn. Fenced and Xfenced. 549 Fawn Road $425,000 Double lot, view of Dutch lk. HW. Newer cabinets. 2 bdrms + 1 in basement w/mstr upstairs w/ensuite. Hot tub, pool & shop 24x30. Several decks covered & open on quiet subdivision 1950 Old N Thompson Hwy. $399,900 3 bdrm mdlr open, pellet stove, garage, 24x40 shop, 100 acres. Pasture, wet lands & hay ﬁeld. IG pool w/cement deck. + older log cabin on approx 7 acres. 206 Murtle Road $379,900 4 bdrm, 3 bath w/circle drive. Tiled foyer & maple HW. Open concept & mntn view. Wood kitchen cabinets, beautiful counters & island. Modern baths, WI closets, Levelor blinds & 2 lndry rms. Cose to amenities. New home warranty in place. 2704 KP Road $379,000 - NEW 9+ acre riverfront w/2 creeks, riding arena. Sundeck w/1500 ft of beach. 1536 sq.ft. Mstr, ensuite jetted tub. Updates: roof, furnace, HW tank & laminate. 32x90 building w/3bay garage games rm, 3 horse stalls, hay & dry storage 200amp, metal roof & water 5289 Clearwater Valley Rd $349,900 Custom 10 acres near park. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, HW ﬂoors, high end appl, Covered veranda & 12x32 deck w/view. Guest house, sauna, steam rm, certiﬁed WS 357 Robson Place Road $339,900- NEW Classy family home in a quiet cul-de-sac. Open ﬂoor plan w/family rm in the basement. Custom tile work, HW, sundeck & private yard. This home is close to amenities. 227 Blair Place $349,000 Clw Estates w/mntn view & UG services. Modern & well built. Open plan, ﬁnished bsmnt, HW, 226 Blair Place $319,000 - NEW 3 bdrm, 2 baths & WI closets. AC, vacuum & UG sprklr. Oak kitchen, pantry, heated tile ﬂoor. Open plan. Fully fenced & lndscpd. Covered deck, open patio & view. 6293 Clearwater Valley Rd $299,900 - NEW Overlooking Hemp Creek. Cedar sided 3 bdrm, 2
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145 NORFOLK RD $199,900-NEW PRICE 3 bdrm. w/oak cabinets, , lrg dining. Private deck & gardens. Near amenities. Lam. ﬂooring & fresh paint. Mnt. view, motivated offering a cash back $2000 upon completion. 1405 Davy Road $179,900 - NEW Revenue property, w/2 full suites & lrg yard, deck & views of the mountains. Back alley access. Newer septic, pellet stove, electric heat & sep. laundry. Vendor ready to sell reasonable offers. 1204 Hern Road $159,000 - NEW Well maintainedDW modular on .5 acre fully landscaped. Great layout w/galley kitchen open to dining. Lrg living rm & entrance. Master w/ensuite + 2 bdrms, other bath w/skylight. Lrg garden w/ great mountain view 424 Riverside Road $145,000 In Vavenby w/tons to offer. Solid home w/2bdrs up & 1 down, lrg family rm & great heating. Walking distance to the store and post ofﬁce and has a view. 1068 Clw Valley Rd $139,900 - NEW 5 acres min. to Clw. View of the valley. Close to all recreations yet very central. 5321 Clw Valley Road $129,000 - NEW 10 acres close to Wells Gray Park. Drilled well & lends itself to a walk-out basement w/view. Close to Clearwater yet totally rural lifestyle close to hiking, ﬁshing, sledding and golf. 2354 Petrol Road $129,000 Lot w/mnt view, private w/little trafﬁc. New shingles & paint. Open plan w/wood features, tile & lam. ﬂooring. WStove. Lrg studio 9x23. Great for a young family. Garden space & boxes. Bareland strata $100/mnth. 169 Wood Road $129,900 Vavenby, close to amenities. Private yrd w/mntain view. Recent metal roof & vinyl siding. Updates incld countertops, laminate, paint, elect. & heating. Vendor is a Realtor. 352 Ruby Road &124,900 .5+ acre overlooking the NT River. Quiet area on CDS. 12x20 workshop, 24x30 2 bay RV storage & more. Great starter or retirement in Vavenby. 19-561 Ridge Road $99,000 - NEW MHP on Dutch Lake. 2 yrs old, lived in for less than a year. Modern w/dark cupboards, 2 baths. Near amenities. 10x12 covered deck & 8x10 shed. 68 Blanchard Road $80,000 Lrg lot. Metal roof over the home, deck & storage. Newer cabinets, counter & appl. Recent paint, laminate & HE wood stove. .41 acres. 289 Vavenby Bridge Road $60,000 Vavenby, this 4 bdrm home is close to amenities
250-674-1514 email@example.com & recreation. Court Order: 46069, being sold “AS IS” and Schedule “A” applies. 5-851 Old N Thompson Hwy $44,900 Newer mobile. 3 bdrms & a cozy kitchen, laundry & spacious back entrance. A small deck at the back allows for enjoying the summer evenings.
COMMERCIAL 257 Glen Road $379,000 - NEW PRICE Commercial mall & hall w/permit for 160 seating available. Commercial kitchen, storage & fenced yard. Presently has 2 tenants FT & 1 PT & 1 avail. Willing to discuss all options. 24 hrs notice 6176 Trout Creek Rd 142 acres, ranch, Mill, woodlot & 35 acres peat moss bog. Close to Wells Gray Park. 3 lvl dove tailed cedar log home to lock up & sm log home w/several cabins. Trout Creek (w/water license) & lake. Approx 35 head of cattle. CAN BE NEGOTIATED WITHOUT SAWMILL, IT WOULD BE REMOVED
LOTS AND ACRES 1745 Birch Island Lost Crk Rd $319,000 1+ km of riverfront, pasture Lot A Trout Crk $139,900 13+acre well & septic 5233 Clw Valley Rd $164,900 30acres Subdiv. Lot 2 Galliano Road $89,900 3.6 acres, Subdividable zoned R2. 1485 Davy Rd $50,000 1.26 acre. 1952 Dunn Lake Rd $40,000 1 acre Avola Forest Service Rd 5 parcels totaling 350 acres, can be sold somewhat separately or together. Call Listing Realtor for more information.- NEW DL 3079Avola Forest Service Road - 22 acres on an island in the North Thompson river. Access over a narrow channel of Avola Forest Service Rd opposite side of the NT River from Hwy 5. Unique property is fully treed and it could be a fascinating property to hold.- NEW
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Clearwater hires new public works superintendent Times Staff District of Clearwater announced on Tuesday that it has hired a new public works superintendent. According to District chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx, the new superintendent, Jared Brounstein, brings extensive experience in project management, highway and utility construction as well as nine years of progressive experience within municipal government. Brounstein comes to Clearwater from the City of Chilliwack where he worked in many different facets of local government including develop-
Jared Brounstein is Clearwater’s new public works superintendent. Photo submitted
ment and public works. He most recently completed his diploma in public sector management through UVIC. He also holds a diploma in civil engineering technology, has training as a construction safety officer as well as extensive experience in contract administration. The new superintendent enjoys hiking, snowshoeing and the outdoors, said Groulx. He and his wife along with their two daughters look forward to moving to Clearwater to enjoy the clean air and various outdoor activities. The municipality had 19 applicants for the position. Brounstein will start work July 3.
Hospice House Society reaches milestone SUBMITTED They say the heavy lifting is behind them; heading into their first official annual general meeting, the members of the North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society (NTVHHS) are looking for a few fresh faces for the year ahead. Two years ago, what was to become the NTVHHS was a few valley residents with a shared goal - establishment of a hospice facility to serve the North Thompson Valley. One year ago, with an inaugural executive and board of directors in place, the group assembled a constitution and bylaws, and set about obtaining official standing with both the provincial government and Ottawa. Today, says NTVHHS secretarytreasurer Barb Denton of Little Fort, that initial Hospice House Society board heads into a 2012 annual meeting as a registered non-profit society as required by the Province of British Columbia, with federal status as a charitable institution, authorized
by Ottawa to issue taxdeductible receipts for donations. Now, says Denton, they are looking for some fresh faces to join the NTVHHS’s 150plus paid members and continue the drive for a facility to provide closeto-home end-of-life care for valley residents.
... are looking for some fresh faces to join the NTVHHS’s 150-plus paid members and continue the drive for a facility
That annual general meeting and election of officers is to be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, downstairs in the Little Fort Community Hall. Those interested in letting their names stand are advised they will be required to attend the annual general meeting and at least three more
general meetings in the course of the year, as well as executive sessions as needed. The NTVHHS’s stated goals include fundraising toward the construction of a facility to serve the valley, and research to establish the valley’s specific needs in regard to end-of-life care whether at a location central to the valley as a whole. The NTVHHS conducts two annual funders intended to raise public awareness of the organization and its goals while adding a lively event to the valley’s social calendar each year. Each spring, the Hospice House group sponsors an antique appraisal weekend at the Little Fort Hall, bringing in an accredited and widely respected antique appraiser to examine participants’ treasures, provide information and appraise each item’s worth. Spectators are welcome to watch and listen. Each fall, the group sponsors a competitive ‘ride’ in which a contingent of Hospice House volunteers on bicycles
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departs Barriere and Clearwater at the same hour, and ride to see where they meet (and therefore, which group is the speedier). For a nominal fee, valley residents place wagers as to the location at which the racers will meet. The winner comes away with his or her name on a plaque and (most importantly) bragging rights and assurance they have contributed to a worthy cause. Membership is open to all valley residents, and NTVHHS leaders say they hope to draw members from up and down the valley, to represent the interests of all the North Thompson’s communities. The NTVHHS’s annual meeting, at 7 p.m., June 27, at the Little Fort Hall, is open to all interested persons.
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YEARS AGO: Department of Highways crews with 12 trucks and a loader built about two miles of dykes to protect the town of Clearwater and the mill yard. The fourfoot dykes were about 1 1/2 feet above the level of the 1948 flood. A pile-up of logs took out one pier of the Raft River overload bridge.
YEARS AGO: The North Thompson River rose to its highest recorded level, higher even than
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the flood of 1948. Local trucks, cats and other equipment converged on the Clearwater Flats to erect a dyke between the old highway and the river. Trucks dumped loads of rock to stabilize the bridge across the Clearwater River. Swift-flowing water swept across the Birch Island road near the highways yard, and a Bailey bridge was installed as a temporary crossing. There was 1 1/2 feet of water over the road in Blackpool. Mail and bus service were suspended as the highway was closed.
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YEARS AGO: There should be a public inquiry into environmental and work hazards involved in a proposed uranium mine near Birch Island, said Robert Skelly, New Democrat MLA for Alberni.
YEARS AGO: A RCMP dogmaster, police, helicopter, Bear Creek inmates and about 130 volunteers searched for a deaf, mute and mentally handicapped boy in Wells Gray Park. Five hikers and two staff members from Tranquille School had been walking on the old
trail to Helmcken Falls when the boy went missing.
YEARS AGO: Ida Dekelver suggested that the Ray Farm be the focal point of any celebrations to mark Wells Gray Park’s 50th anniversary, scheduled for 1989. She was speaking at a meeting of the Friends of Wells Gray Park, BC Parks officials and Chamber of Commerce members
YEARS AGO: Clearwater resident Mohammed Sattar got into a fight with two escaped inmates from Bear Creek Camp after they invaded his home to get the keys to Sattar’s truck. One held Sattar’s nearly 70-yearold mother by the neck and shouted, “Give me the keys or else!” A delay in opening
the road along the west side of the Clearwater River was jeopardizing the area’s reputation as a whitewater and fishing destination, said rafting guide Doug Trotter.
YEARS AGO: Dutch Lake was it had some of the highest concentration of nutrients he had ever seen, said Don Holmes of the Ministry of Environment. Hooking everyone to a sewage system was the most useful prospect, he felt. He was speaking at a meeting arranged by Dutch Lake resident Dr. Cary Lam.
YEARS AGO: The road to Murtle Lake remained closed until senior Ministry of Transportation staff decided its fate. Two major washouts shut
down the 26-km-long sole-access road, which led from Blue River into the canoe-only lake in Wells Gray Park. Baylee and Travis Sallenbach answered the question of the week, “What does the word ‘Dad’ mean to you?” - “Fathers help you out ... like when you’re camping. He buys ice cream cones. Going to soccer matches and cheering.” .
YEARS AGO: Lost Creek Road in Birch Island was closed due to high water. Parents of schoolbus children were told their children would be delivered to the old Anglican Church of St. John and St. Paul, located on the same route, but at higher ground. Sukhi Dhillon, BC Crime Prevention Association’s Youth Asset Network project coordinator was in Clearwater to introduce “Positive Ticketing” to community groups. Keeping kids safe was one of the key elements, along with building strengths and increasing their resilience to negative risk
factors. Positive ticketing involved people of influence (RCMP, school principals) issuing tickets for good behavior. The tickets were coupons supplied by local businesses for rewards.
YEAR AGO: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure was looking at installing a roundabout at the junction of Highway 5 and the road to Wells Gray Park. “The Ministry’s engineers came to us with the idea,” said Clearwater Mayor John Harwood. Chief Nathan Matthew and other members of Simpcw First Nation took part in the official opening of a small-scale hydro project on Bone Creek north of Blue River. The run of the river facility generated enough electricity for 4,500 homes, said TransAlta vice-president Hugo Shaw. District of Clearwater chief administrative officer Isabell Hadford announced she was taking early retirement. The District also welcomed its new director of finance, Sheila Thiessen.
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Continued from A5 One man contrasted the difference between actions that are reversible and those that are not. One woman spoke on behalf of the bee
population, and all the contributions bees make to agriculture - warning that bees are vulnerable to changes in the make-up of our crops and have been severely
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We all know people for whom swearing is as natural as breathing. One of the side effects of this habit is a lower tolerance for pain. Pain can sometimes be unbearable, but swearing at it will not help. Store-bought prepared foods often have the highest sodium (salt) content. These include pizza, soups, bread, cold cuts and cured meats, prepared pasta dishes and prepared meat dishes. If you are trying to keep your salt intake down (1500mg daily is a good goal), keep your intake of these food items to a minimum. Readiing those nutrition labels will help you see how much each serving contains. After taking our medications, our bodies excrete what isn’t needed. Does it affect our water supply? Tests done in the U.S. found that the concentrations of drugs in drinking water was at least 5 million times less than the therapeutic dose of any drug. So extremely minute amounts can be detected, but pose no danger. There have been many claims made for taking apple cider vinegar. One claim that has been studied and has shown a bit of promise, is that its use can lower blood glucose levels when taken with high carbohydrate meals. The does studies was 2 tablespoonfuls 2-3 times daily, taken in a glass of water. There are so many home remedies out there. Some have merit, while others have no real effect whatsoever. Our pharmacists can help you separate truths from myth.
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and logical argument providing facts about health and environmental concerns. Many who were not in the long lineup of speakers shared the concerns and have our own unique stories to reinforce their statements." (Rosemary P., Richmond, B.C.) I hope our municipal councils and our First Nations communities start the discussion on keeping the North Thompson Valley free of GMO. Hummm, you laugh and say, 'Too late.' You are right. Look around you - the people are getting less healthy, the land is getting less healthy. Maybe, just maybe, it is time to take this and climate change seriously.
Cheryl Thomas Clearwater, B.C. Community member, parent and grandparent "We are the leaders we've been waiting for." - First Nations origin
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Parenting is hard work, and raising boys can be particularly challenging. Having fathers who show compassion, nurturing and caring can help shape what kinds of fathers, uncles and husbands they’ll become someday. “I tell my boys, ‘I picked that daddy for you!’” says Jennifer Ryan, mother of two small sons, ages four and six. “They want to grow up to be just like Daddy, so I love it when he shows them how to care for a doll or how to make a stuffed animal feel better.” While it might seem logical for fathers to play rough with their boys, many parents are trying to preserve their sons’ sweet, innocent years by providing more cuddle time, more songs and more creative play. “From the beginning, we’ve had girls and boys in mind as we designed our collections,” says Beau James, president of North American distribution for Corolle Dolls. “We offer several boy-appropriate dolls and accessories, like our blue-and-green doll
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Beautiful scenery in Wells Gray Park A glacier at the headwaters of Fred Wells Creek in the northern part of Wells Gray Park slowly moves down the mountainside. The creek ﬂows into the Hobson River, which in turn ﬂows into the Clearwater River. The photo was taken in July, 2009. Photo courtesy of Chuck Emery
Award for sustainable forestry announced MATTAWA, ON The Canadian Institute of Forestry - Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is pleased to announce that His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales has recently approved that the Institute will annually present the Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry. “We are honoured to receive this recognition from His Royal Highness,” says Mark Kube, president of the Canadian Institute of Forestry. “The selection process for the Prince of Wales Award for
Sustainable Forestry will be rigorous and we will ensure its integrity and prominence in the years to come.” To be eligible, candidates must either be a student or recent graduate (within five years) from a Canadian forestry, natural resources or environmental science university or college program, and must have made outstanding contributions to their school and program, and to forest professionalism in general, within their community. Eligible recipients must also be members in good stand-
ing of the Institute, thus demonstrating their personal commitment to lifelong continuing education and professional development, and their support of forest professionalism. Consideration is also given to personal activity with respect to sustainable forest management as it relates to career achievements to date, volunteerism, leadership, citizenship, academics,
extracurricular activities, and other professional accomplishments. The first ever award will be presented this September at the Institute’s annual conference in Quebec City. The CIF-IFC was established in 1908 and is one of Canada’s most respected forest conservation organizations. CIF-IFC members are dedicated to sound forest stewardship and
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VICTORIA - Backcountry users may have noticed a new uniform in the woods. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations compliance and enforcement officers are now known as Natural Resource Officers. “Natural Resource Officers can now enforce a wider range of laws and regulations,” said Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson. “This change will improve our response in the field and further streamline our inspection and enforcement procedures.” Previously, Compliance and Enforcement Officers could only enforce specific acts. As Natural Resource Officers, they will be able to enforce a broader range of statutes, shorten response time and improve their effectiveness in the field. A single Natural Resource Officer can now respond to violations that are covered by more than one natural resource act, instead of three or four staff that may have been required previously. The new Natural Resource Officer designation is a result of the Natural Resource Compliance Act that was introduced in fall 2011 and came into effect on March 15, 2012. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations currently has 169 compliance and enforcement officers, of which 156 are dedicated to carrying out inspections and investigations. More than 11,000 inspections are completed each year to assess compliance with provincial laws that fall within the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ mandate. Learn more at www.for.gov.bc.ca/hen/.
This Workshop is designed to assist Tourism Wells Gray with renewing the Tourism Strategy and developing an effective Business Plan for the organisation. Now that we are collecting the 2% Municipal and Regional District Tax from our visitors, it is vital that we use these funds together with all other funds from our funding partners to maximum effect – making sure that visitors come and then want to come back. Your insight and input is highly valued in this process and Tourism Wells Gray is committed to developing and implementing strategies that are designed to grow all businesses affected by tourism in an appropriate and sustainable manner. We will review our successes and challenges in recent years, and will reassess our market position and our ability to increase our market share. On that basis we can begin to define our priorities for the coming three years and how to make the most effective use of our funds in developing tourism. Your participation in this discussion is vital and we have invited Jennifer Houiellebecq, Industry Development Specialist with TOTA to assist us with this process. Jennifer has worked with the industry in Clearwater and Wells Gray Country on a number of occasions over the years both through TOTA and as an independent consultant and has a good understanding of the nature of the tourism industry here. Your participation and input will drive the success of tourism marketing and visitor retention numbers that we will experience over the next 3-5 years, do not let this opportunity to voice your opinion pass you by. Sincerely, B rad Bradbury. Marketing Manager Tourism Wells Gray
Monday, June 11, 2012 Clearwater Times
Sports Soccer News - Clearwater high school girls team We then went to Kelowna to play in the zones and the team put on a very good performance. The The soccer season ended on a Kamloops/Kelowna zone produces good note for the girls’ high school some of the best soccer teams in team. We had a young team with B.C. and many of these teams go on many Grade 8 players this year. to win or place high in the provinWithout such a good turnout from cials. Our team got to play against the Grad 8 girls, we would not some of the best teams in B.C. and have been able to field a team this did very well indeed. In the zones, season. Throughout the season and we won one game and lost three, but in the playoffs, we played against all the games were close and comteams that were much older, bigger petitive. and more experienced. Our team I want to thank the players on improved with every game and when they needed to win to advance the team for such a determined performance in Kelowna. They hustled to the zones, they beat Logan Lake for every ball and challenged all with an excellent performance and the time. Never once did they slack won 5 - 0. off and they left field with their (CFES) the heads held high, Clearwater knowing that they tried their Festival & had hardest. The team Events Society had fun, played were good AGM hard, sports, listened well Tuesday June 12th 2012 and did what was at 4:00 pm at the asked of them. As North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Centre (next to the CRC) a coach, I could New members welcome. not ask anything more than that. If this group of girls DINNER IS ON ME I will buy you a $100 stays together as a meal when you buy a car from me! team, Clearwater Secondary School girls soccer has a bright future. A Big city selection with small special thanks goes town pricing to Clara Shipp who DEARBORN FORD was the assistant Jody Gyger coach and a fantasCELL 250-571-9609 Tel 250-372-7101 tic help in both the 2555 East Trans Canada Hwy - Kamloops practices and the
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Members of the Clearwater Secondary School girls soccer team pose for a photograph. Pictured are (back, l-r) Ian Eakins (coach), Ryleigh Symonds, Jenna Zietsov, Reid Rebinsky, Kate Blackmore, Megan Sim, Adriana Romeo, Karly Christian, Clara Shipp (coach), (middle, l-r) Kiana Burke, Lilly McLellan, Jessica Patterson, Robyn Kreke, Cassandra Brown, May Vandenborre, (front, l-r) Alex Brown and Riikka Iivanainen. Missing is Kiera Stel. Photo submitted games. Our season would not have been the same without her. The highlight of the year was a shoot-out win against Kings Christian School from Salmon Arm. It was an exciting game, end-to-end with lots of chances. Regulation time ended in a 1 - 1 draw; Kiera Stel got our lone goal. We then played 10 minutes of overtime and the score stayed the same. In the playoffs, these games are settled with a shootout with five players from each team getting a penalty kick. On penalty kicks, a goal is
Slo-pitch gives to Clearwater Minor Ball Clearwater Slow Pitch donates $1,500 to Clearwater Minor Ball’s provincial fund. The proceeds from the May Day slow pitch tournament will go towards the provincial Peewee and Midget championships to be held in Clearwater July 13-15. Pictured are (back, l-r) CMB president Melody Romeo, slow pitch organizers Charlene Hand, Robert Donnelly and Carmen Archibald, CMB vice-president Christy Kjenstad, (front, l-r) minor ball players Ryley Grifﬁn, Keanen Bromley, Jackson Kjenstad, Hudson Cobbs and Hailey Grifﬁn. More donations are needed to make the provincial championships a successful event. Photo submitted
scored around 80 per cent of the time. Not against our team. Our goalkeeper, Robyn Kreke played very well thoughout the season and kept all three penalty shots out of our net. Our shooters, Reid Rebinsky, Cassie Brown and Alex Brown, buried their shots like professionals and the game was won. It was a fun and exciting game. I would like to mention all of the girls that played this year, and they played hard. Goal - Robyn Kreke. Defense - Cassie Brown, Megan Sim, Jessica Patterson,
Kiana Burke, Kate Blackmore, Sara Dohms. Midfield - Reid Rebinsky, Kiera Stel, May Vandenborre, Carly Christian Forwards - Alex Brown, Ryleigh Symonds, Lilly Mclellan, Adrian Romeo, Keisha Johnson, Riikka Iivanainen and Jenna Zietsov. We will lose some good players next year as some graduate and others move on to another school. Hopefully we will pick up some good athletes who want to play hard, have fun and win a few games and keep the soccer team getting better as the years go on.
Clearwater Times Monday, June 11, 2012
Vavenby bride receives shower Twenty-six women attended the bridal shower for June Moilliet held at the Vavenby Christian Church on Saturday, June 2. April Wainwright, Moilliet’s niece and bridesmaid, organized it. The party was planned for outdoors but the weather did not comply. Everyone attending brought their own teacup and a finger food. The shower cake was made by sister Valerie Gerber and is Moilliet’s favorite - carrot cake with cream cheese icing. While eating the women introduced themselves, told the history of their cups, and how they had met June. There were some very interesting historical stories told. There was also a game where one had to match the wedding custom to the correct country. It was not an easy game as most of these customs one had never heard about so guessing was required. The most correct answers were 10 out of 18 and winners were Vickie Cook and Hilda Reimer. John Gerber showed up and he and his wife Valerie entertained us with the song We Got Married in a Fever. Then they decided the song
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9VI`U9L_PU didn’t apply to the newlyweds so they changed the words. It was very comical and had everyone laughing. The party was a lot of fun and after eating all of the delicious food none of the women felt like having any supper. Sprinkling limits start Water restrictions for the summer have begun as of May 1 and will go until Oct. 1. Houses with odd numbered addresses water on odd days, houses with even addresses water on even days. Times are from 6:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Garden watering can be done at any time with a hand held spring-loaded nozzle. This month’s concert at the Serenity Performing Arts Centre will be on Saturday, June
16 at 7:00 p.m. Performers will be Paul Filek and Bodhi Jones. To buy tickets phone Shirley De Vooght at 250676-9456. To find the Serenity Performing Arts Centre just following the yellow guitars on the posts and trees. Bring a lawn chair. For this concert there is a draw sponsored by Kamloops’ Night Out. Anyone who buys four tickets will get their name put into the draw and the winner will receive $100 worth of gift certificates for a variety of Kamloops’ pubs and restaurants. On June 4 the Vavenby Primary students went on the community bus to Raft River School to attend a musical performance by Boris Sichon, a musician from the Ukraine, His music has an international focus with lots of rhythm and beat. He played horns, drums, and even bones. Sichon had instruments from South America, Russia, China, Japan, and North American First Nations that he had been collecting for many years. He got the audience participating by clapping to the beat. The students were really focused.
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Owner Doug Fenwick (l) sings with Howard Mitchell and Andy Leese as the Blue Loon Grill celebrates its ﬁfth anniversary on Thursday evening, May 31. A good-sized crowd turned out for the event. Photo by Keith McNeill
She lived, she died, and she lives — eternally She lived, she died, she lives! A friend of mine died a couple weeks ago. Last Saturday was her ‘Celebration of Life’ service and I would like to recap the important parts. Christine Opper was born on July 31, 1914 - almost 98 years ago. Life was not always easy, but she found a way to make it better for those around her. She loved her family with everything she had, and to Chris, her greatest accomplishment was loving all her children. You see Chris married Ron and raised his last seven of 15 children. Every one of hers and Ron’s were very special to her and she radiated when she talked of them. Chris also spent time praying for each one, and when
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you talked with her she would ask you to pray for them too, as she prayed for your children. She took other’s burdens and made them hers to help bare. Chris and Ron also made many others part of their family. At the service I met or talked with others who told
how Chris and Ron made such a difference in their lives, and had adopted them into their family. Chris would have room at the table for one more. You see Christine Opper really lived life; living love exuded from her being. On May 24 Christine Opper died. One thing you should know is that she was not afraid to die. Her body was giving up and it was time: but that was
not why she was not afraid. It was because she knew Jesus as her personal saviour. John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one, and only Son; whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” Chris is spending eternity with Jesus! We mourn not for her, but for ourselves. Now Christine is with God, her creator, the one who loved her
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so much, that she was able to share that love with those around her. She will live eternally with no tears, no pain, no sorrow. Her body has been transformed and is perfect. Chris lived, she did not just exist; she really lived. Chris died with no fear, leaving behind the results of love. Today Chris is alive. What is our legacy, and where will we spend eternity?
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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK “Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.” -- Rita Mae Brown
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June 16: A Touch of Mexico, dinner, music, bar, silent auction, at Legion Hall, tickets $25, sponsored by Hospice Society.
June 12: Clearwater Festival and Events Society AGM (CFES) 4 pm at the North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Center (next to the Community Resource Center).
June 21: YCS Annual General Meeting. 7pm at YCS 612 Park Dr.
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June 22: Clearwater and District Food Bank Annual General Meeting. Fri., June 22nd at 12:30pm at 741 Clearwater Village Rd.
June 26: Damage Prevention Presentation and Contractor Breakfast from 7:00-8:30 a.m. at the Ski Hill Lodge. Presented by June14: Water Conservation Poster Contest 3:00 p.m. deadline. Kinder Morgan. RSVP to Gail Sommerfeldt 250-587-6372. June 16: NT Valley Free Family Fishing Day. Call Mark or Chris at June 30: Arts Alive Clearwater Trout Hatchery 250-674-2580 for more info.
ONGOING EVENTS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Crafts & Conversations with Cheryl. Tuesdays 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Center. Phone 674-3703 for more info. • Clearwater Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9:00 am – Noon. For more information please call Anne at 250-674-3444. • Clearwater-Vavenby Lions Bingo: Every 2nd Tues. Elks Hall. 250-587-6269 • M&M (Mrs. & Ms.) Social. Last Sun of the mth Wells Gray Inn. 1pm: 587-6503 • Blackpool Community Hall Coffee House; Local musicians – every 2nd Fri. of the month watch for posters. Doors open 6:30 pm. Concession, $3 or 2 for $5. • Clearwater Elks Bingo - every 2nd Thurs. Elks Hall. open 5pm • Cribbage Wed. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 12:30 pm. • Little Fort Coffee House 7pm Little Fort Hall. 1st Fri of the mth Oct. - May except Nov. Bill 672-5116 • Fun Darts Fri. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 6 pm. CHILDREN & FAMILIES • Raccoon StrongStart at Raft River Elem school days Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri from 8:45-11:45am • Raccoon StrongStart at Vavenby Elem school days Wed 8:5011:50am • Clearwater Breastfeeding Group: 3rd Wed. of every month 7:30pm @ YCS • Mother Goose - Mornings, To register call Kerry at 250-674-2600 ext 227 • Community Baptist Jr. Youth Gr. 5, 6, 7 - 7-8:30pm • Community Baptist Sr. Youth Gr. 8-10 - 7-9:30pm HEALTH & HEALING • Shambhala Meditation Group: meets every Tuesday at Forest
House 6:30-8:00 pm. Info: 250-587-6373. • Connections Healing Rooms - every Friday from 1-3pm (except stat. holidays). 86 Young Rd. No charge. Sponsored by Living Streams Christian Church. www.healingrooms.com. • Healthy Choices – every Tues 9am, 12 & 5:30pm at Skills Center. Info call Kim 674-0224 • Clearwater & District Hospice Society every 3rd Mon. Sept-Jun 10am Legion Building. RECREATION • Drop-in soccer: Tuesdays & Thursday at 7pm at CSS ﬁeld. Everyone welcome! • Bowling: Mon. 10–12pm & 1-3pm; Thurs., 1-3pm. Seniors Centre at Evergreen Acres. 674-2699 • Clearwater Sno-Drifters: Meet 1st Thursday of every month. 250-676-9414 • CNT Rod & Gun Club: 3rd Sun. of the mth. Blackpool Hall 7pm Sept. - April • Drop in Tennis: Mon & Thurs 6:30pm All levels. Double & single play. Rotary Sports Park. • Yoga Tree – Call or email Annie 674-2468 annie.pomme@ hotmail.com • Clearwater Walks – Strollers & Striders, Mon. 12:30 & Wed 5:30pm, meet at YCS. Info 250-674-7082. • Core Strength Fitness. Tuesdays. Classes at 10-11am 250-6740001 SENIORS • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society 3rd Sun Social Meet at the Wells Gray Hotel at 12:30pm for lunch or dessert, & chat • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society Book Club Meets the last Thursday of the month at 2:00 at the public library All seniors are welcome
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Lost: Gold bracelet. Lost night of CSS Grad Prom (Saturday). Cash reward. 250-674-2465
Coming Events Clearwater & District Food Bank Annual General Meeting. Friday, June 22nd 12:30 p.m. 741 Clearwater Village Rd. Hospital Gift Corner Open Monday - Friday 10 am - 1 pm North Thompson Arts Council Celebration of the Arts, June 23-24, 10am-4pm both days. 4307 Yellowhead Hwy, Barriere. More info at norththompsonartscouncil.com.
Information Safe Home Response Providing a safe place to escape for women and their children. Volunteers always needed. Call 250-674-2135.
VAVENBY THRIFT SHOP Past Vavenby General Store Wednesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday 11a.m. - 3 p.m. Various items of clothing
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Personals AA meetings every Wed. 11 Lodge Dr. Roll call 8 pm. Side door. 250-674-0079. Alcoholics Anonymous Phone 250-674-3838 or
250-587-0026 Anytime Barriere Alcoholics Anonymous Call: 250-672-9643 For Al Anon Call: 250-672-9643, 250-819-5361, 250-308-5139 or 778-220-6269
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Technical Advisor, Wood Products - India Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd. is seeking a Technical Advisor, Wood Products for a one to two year contract based in Mumbai, India. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of BC softwood species and appropriate application of BC wood products. For further information, interested candidates are asked to view the job description and qualiﬁcations at www.bcﬁi.ca under Contract and Employment Opportunities.
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IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE If you are experiencing delays in the processing of your EI, CPP, OAS, Veterans Affairs, or CIC claims, please call the “Ofﬁce For Client Satisfaction”
1–866-506-6806 An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilﬁeld road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.
Medical/Dental MARIPOSA GARDENS (in Osoyoos BC) seeking RCAs. ($17.34/hr) email: becky.marlatt @balticproperties.ca
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Request for proposal for building and grounds Request for proposal building and grounds maintenance forfor Evergreen Acres. maintenance for Approximately 18Evergreen hours per Acres. week. Approximately 18 hours per week. For details contact the administrator, Marion Walker at contact Evergreen Acres 250-674-0099 or For details the administrator, Linda at Walker Home Hardware. A package will be available. Marion at Evergreen Acres 250-674-0099 or Lindasite at Home Mandatory visit: Hardware. June 12, 2012 at A package Acres will beatavailable. Evergreen 7:00 pm. Closing date: June 14, 2012 at noon. Mandatory site visit: June 12, 2012 at Start date of contract: July pm. 1, 2012 Evergreen Acres at 7:00 Proposals must be mailed to Evergreen Acres, 144 Evergreen Closing date: June 14, 2012 at noon. Place, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N1 and postmarked no later than noon JuneStart 14, 2012. submissions July will not considered. dateLate of contract: 1, be 2012
NORTH THOMPSON JOBS BARRIERE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 629 Barriere Town Rd. Barriere, BC V0E 1E0 Phone: 250-672-0036 / Fax: 250-672-2159
E-mail: email@example.com • Website: www.barriere-employment.ca RANCH WORKERS: Farmers, Irrigators F2912 WRANGLER/RANCH HAND: Crystal Waters Guest Ranch A0212 CUSTOMER SERVICE: Jim’s Food Market & Subway A0212A LABOURER/SAWMILL OPERATOR/LEVEL 3 FIRST AID: A2712 COOK: FT Station House M0212A LOG TRUCK DRIVER: Clearwater area M0512 PARTS PERSON: FT, Barriere Auto Parts M1512 FARM LABOURER: Blue Ridge Ranch M1612 DRILLERS HELPERS: Geotech M2812 CHAMBERMAID: 1FT & 1PT Mountain Springs Motel M3012 MOTEL MGR.: Live-In, Mountain Springs Motel M3012A BREAKFAST COOK: summer, Mike Wiegele J0412 SOUS CHEF: summer, Mike Wiegele J0412A BUS PERSON: summer, Mike Wiegele J0412B HOUSEKEEPER: summer, Mike Wiegele J0412C LINE COOK EVENINGS: summer, Mike Wiegele J0412D PREPN COOK: summer, Mike Wiegele J0412E
SERVER: summer, Mike Wiegele J0412F CUSTOM WOOD FURNITURE MAKER: summer, Mike Wiegele J0412G If you have been on Employment Insurance in the past 3 years (5 years maternity) & are currently unemployed, you may be eligible for re-training dollars. Book an appointment to see one of our counselors for more information. We look forward to seeing you – come in and we’ll personally see that you get the information you’re seeking, or call and make an appointment.’ • FREE COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS • FREE RESUME HELP • FREE INFORMATION ON MANY SERVICES “Funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement” Sponsored by Barriere & District Chamber of Commerce
Business Opportunities WORK IN Canada’s Arctic. Hiring Co-op Management and Cook positions. Career Fair to be held at Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria Thursday, June 14, 2012 10am to 5pm. Drop in or e-mail your resume to: human firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terriﬁc career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & beneﬁts pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE
Career Opportunities THOMPSON-NICOLA REGIONAL DISTRICT
POSITIONS AVAILABLE The TNRD has the following openings: Legislative Assistant - Competition #2012-01 Director of Finance – Competition #2012-02 Environmental Services Technician Competition #2012-03 For more details, visit www.trnd.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
CLEARWATER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 58A Young Road, Clearwater BC V0E 1N2 250-674-2928 Fax 250-674-2938
E-mail: email@example.com • Web Page: www.clearwateremployment.ca Horse Guide/Ranch Hand: PT/Seas/Clw #0605 Sales/Clerical: PT/Clw #0604 Sales/Marketing: FT/Clw #0603 Custom Wood Furniture Maker: FT/Blue River #0602 Sales/Service: FT/Barriere #0601 Housekeeper: FT/Seas #0528 Housekeeper: PT/Little Fort #0527 Café Cook: PT/Little Fort #0526 Remote Camp Cook: 30 Pos/Seas #0525 Remote Camp Prep Cook/Sandwich Maker: 20 Pos/Seas #0524 Remote Fire Camp Baker: 10 Pos/Seas #0523 Building & Grounds Maintenance: PT/Clw #0522 Customer Service/Food Prep: 3 Pos FT/Little Fort #0521 Dishwasher: PT/Clw #0520 Waitress/Waiter: FT/Clw #0519 Housekeeper: Seas/Clw #0517 Restaurant Server: Seas/Clw #0516 Automotive Industrial Parts Person: FT/Barriere #0511 Home Share Provider/Roommate: FT/Clw #0509 Reservations Coordinator: FT/Blue River #0507 Sous Chef: FT/Seas/Blue River #0506 Server: FT/Seas/Blue River #0505 Prep Cook: FT/Seas/Blue River #0504 Line Cook: FT/Seas/Blue River #0503 Bus Person: FT/Seas/Blue River #0502 Breakfast Cook: 2-FT/Seas/Blue River #0501 Cook: Casual/Clw #0416 Customer Service Employee: 4 Pos/Seas/Clw #0414 Baking& Cook Assistant: 2 Pos/Seas/Clw #0413 Barista: 2 Pos/Seas/Clw #0412 Controller: FT/Blue River #0411 Dishwasher: FT/PT Blue River #0409
Housekeeper: Summer Season/Blue River #0407 Campground Attendant: FT &PT/Seas/3 Pos/Clw #0406 Server: FT & PT/Seas/2 Pos/Clw #405 Front Desk Clerk: FT/Seas/2 Pos Clw #0404 Housekeeper: PT/Seas/3Pos/Clw #0403 Customer Service Rep: FT & PT/3 Pos Little Fort #0401 Shuttle Bus Driver/Naturalist/Photographer: FT/Seas/ Clw #0322 River Operations Manager: Full time/Seas/Clw #0320 Line Cooks: 2 F/T, 1 P/T position/Blue River #0305 Volunteer Fireﬁghter: 7 Pos/Clw #0205 Class 1 Driving Instructor: FT/Clw #0201 Cook/Kitchen Helper: Casual/Clw #0111 GENERAL INFORMATION • Free Workshops: Call 250-674-2928 to register • Resumes & Interviews: Go hand in hand, so the better prepared you are the greater the impression you will make to your future employer. Please drop in and our friendly staff will assist you. • Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS): Are you currently on Employment Insurance or have you been in the last 3-5 years? If you have, you may be eligible for wage subsidy. Ask us for further info. • Funding for Skill Enhancement: Recent or active EI clients with a career plan in mind seeking assistance through Service Canada are required to book an appointment with one of our Employment Counsellors. • Blue River Itinerant: An employment consultant comes to town once a month. Next visit is June 19 If one on one appointments are required please call to set up a time prior to the drop in.
For more information drop in to 58 Young Road (above Raft River Fitness), phone 250-674-2928 or fax 250-674-2938 Operate by Yellowhead Community Services The Employment Program of BC is funded by the Government of Canada & the Province of British Columbia
Monday, June 11, 2012 North Thompson Times
Merchandise for Sale
Rentals Mobile Homes & Pads
GRANDE PRAIRIE Regional College, Fairview Campus has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Welding Instructor located in Fairview, Alberta (the Heart of the Peace River region in northwestern Alberta). For more information visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca/careers. Due to apprenticeship enrollment increases we are expanding our stafďŹ ng so we Need Instructors in this program!
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PARTS TECHNICIAN, licensed or apprentice required for Peace River Alberta GM dealer. Automotive knowledge an asset. $3,000 to $5,000 per month. Fax resume to 780624-4124 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Attention: Parts Manager. SHOP FOREMAN required at busy GM Dealership in Central Alberta. Minimum 5 years of Journeyman experience. Please send your resume to: email@example.com Adams Chevrolet Wetaskiwin, Alberta.
Fitness/Exercise Elliptical Trainer Canadian Tire Cardio Style ET150 in very good condition. Will trade for treadmill in good condition. Call 250-319-8023.
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Clearwater: Attn low income seniors & persons w/handicaps. New HAFI program by BC Housing funds up to $20,000 to make modiďŹ cations to your home. (Replaces the RRAP program). Call building contractor Hans Ounpuu for more info. 250-674-3875
Need some help with those odd jobs you donâ€™t have time for? Call Keiran Jones at 250-674-3051
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Sueâ€™s Jewellery Repairs Since 1975 - We do it all, Retipping, Sizing, Soldering. Sue Ludtke - 250-587-6357
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Merchandise for Sale
Appliances Looking for broken washers, dryers, fridges, and stoves. Reconditioned appliances in good working order available at North River Appliance. Call Doug at 250-674-0079.
photographer? Portraits, weddings, special events, pet portraits, commercial. Affordable memories that last a lifetime. Seniors rates. Book now avoid & disappointment. Sorry no passport photos Jill Hayward 250-319-8023/250-672-0055
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Computer Services Clearwater Computers is your neighborhood computer store & repair outlet; all makes & models. We offer new and used computers. Other services incl: 15Mb unlimited ADSL, unlimited dial-up internet, 2.9 cents a minute long distance, unlimited webhosting, online backup, domain management, color photocopying, faxing and more. Located at #6 W Old NT Hwy (beside Supersave Gas). Ph. 250-674-1032
Home Repairs Handyman Service specializing in drywall and tile. Call Andrew at 250-677-4215.
Misc Services Word by Word Proofreading & Editing 250-674-7118
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Support International Scouting by donating used stamps which are sorted & sold to raise money for the International Development Fund of the International Scout & Guide Fellowship. This fund pays for training for Scouters in the third world. Drop stamps off at front counter of the Star/Journal in Barriere, or call Margaret at (250)672-9330.
Plants /Nursery Trees for sale: Colorado Blue/Green Spruce 2-4m. Austrian Pines 3-4m. Burlapped & basketed $40 to $140. Best quality service & price. Call 250-672-9712 or 250-819-9712
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Food Products MacLennan Farms has young grass ďŹ nished beef & lean grass ďŹ nished hamburger. 250-6742449. Please leave a message.
Clearwater: 3 bdrm home, 1000 sq.ft, detached shop, 1/2 acre, fenced yd. Trutch Rd. Quiet St. $140k 250-674-1643
Mobile Homes & Parks
Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63â€™ & 90â€™ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C â€œCabsâ€?20â€™40â€™45â€™53â€™ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com
Misc. for Sale 2 horse trailer, 1987 Wylle, $2200 obo. 250-672-9644 Addition: Where is. One left! 10â€™ x 36â€™ 6â€?. Well constructed, free standing or add to your Mobile Home sq. footage. Exterior vinyl siding, interior drywall. Complete w/efďŹ cient wood heater. 250-587-6151. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
Misc. Wanted COIN Collector looking to buy Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins. Bulk Silver coins, bills etc. Call Chad 250-863-3082 (Local)
Homes for Rent
Clearwater: House on 1/2 acre in Miller sub. $850/mo, DD, W/D, F/S, DW. Avail. July 1. Ref. req. 250-319-5169.
Antiques / Classics
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Sunset Heights Barriere, 2008 16â€™x66â€™ manufactured home. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, f/s, w/d, electric furnace, walk-in closet in m/bdrm. 8â€™x10â€™ shed. $120,000 250-672-1948
Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Barriere: fully self contained recent reno. 1bdrm app 4 rent. 10 min from town. Incl sundeck, heat, hydro , satelite tv, washer. NS/NP/Ref. $525/mo. Avail immed. (250)672-9241 Clearwater: 1 bdrm suite, 500 sq. ft., $550/mo, incl util. DD req. Avail now. 778-549-0410.
Duplex / 4 Plex For Rent: Barriere, 3 bdrm Duplex, 1 1/2 bath, heated 1 car garage, fenced, inground sprinkler system. Avail Jun 1. RR/DD, $875/mo. 250-6720041
Commercial/ Industrial Property
Clearwater: 3 bdrm, clean, spacious, propane fuel. $675/mo + util; 2 bdrm + den, dblwide, wood stove, oil heat, $600/mo + util. No Pets, N/S, DD req. Both incl w/d, f/s. Mtn Meadows MHP 250-587-6123
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Barriere: 900sqft house w/full basement on .41 acre. 3bdrm 1bath. Many recent renos. View of river. $175,000. Gary 250-6729642.
476 McLean Rd., Barriere. June 16, 9am-2pm. 2 family yard sale. Clearwater: Garage-Moving Sale. June 16, 9 am - 2 pm, #2 366 Murtle Cres (fourplex). Upright freezer, tools, telescope, furniture, sm appl, etc. Garage/Plant sale Sat. & Sun, June 16/17, 10 am - 6 pm, No Early Birds, 220 Jenkins Road Garden Centre
Handyman: Residential renovations/repairs/new construction. 28 yrs exp. Barriere. HAFI program. Seniors discounts. Call Ray Semrick 250-318-5925
Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000
Clearwater: MH for rent. Private lot. 414 Buck Rd. $650/mo plus DD. Avail July 1. 250-674-3434. Ask for Chum
All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.
1-888-229-0744 or apply at: www.greatcanadianautocredit.com
JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16â€™ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,000.00 email@example.com
Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526
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Barriere: 3 bdrm, 2 bath Rancher. No indoor pets, NS. Near amenities. $1200.00/mo 604-855-2188
1992 10 ft camper. Ex cond. Bathroom, fridge, stove, oven. Must see. $7500.00 250-587-0003
Clearwater. 5-bdrm house for rent on a large lot. 2 full baths. Available now. $1050/mo plus deposit. 1437 Davy Rd. Ph 250-674-3434.
Clearwater. Avail. July 1. 5bdrm home. Sunshine Valley. NS, F/S/, W/D. In ground pool. Call 250-319-6527.
Commercial/ Industrial Property DISTRICT OF CLEARWATER
START YOUR OWN BUSINESS!
PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
For sale / for Lease Purchase or for Lease
Please be advised the Council of the District of Clearwater will be holding a Public Information meeting to present the 2011 ANNUAL REPORT to members of the public.
2.06 acres of ďŹ‚at land zoned C1, Clearwater BC Main ďŹ‚oor of building consists of 3 large separate areas 1. 23â€™ x 43â€™ (1,000 sq ft) 12â€™ 7 ceiling 2. 16â€™ x 43â€™ (700 sq ft) 13â€™ ceiling 3. 20â€™ x 34â€™ (680 sq ft) 9â€™ ceiling Second ďŹ‚oor = (500 sq ft) 1 bdrm suite Gas pump Island and fuel tanks (2,000 gal and 3,000 gal) also available
Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers 132 Station Road, Clearwater, BC This notice is given in accordance with Section 99 of the Community Charter. Come out and check out the Districtâ€™s Water Emergency Response Plan, UV System Project and the Water Conservation Plan
Open to Leases or rentals on individual areas Call Dwaine @ 778-549-0410
Winners will be announced for the Water Conservation Poster contest at this meeting.
NO BUYERS FEE
GET IT SOLD!
FARM & RANCH EQUIPMENT ESTATE AUCTION SAT. JUNE 23 â€˘ 10:30AM â€˘ CHASE CREEK ROAD
TRACTORS, HAYING EQUIPMENT, IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT, SAW MILL, MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT, SHOP TOOLS, INTERNATIONAL TD8 CRAWLER, ROUND BALE FEEDER, IRRIFRANCE IRRIGATION REELS, 20â€™ GOOSENECK TANDEM TRAILER, HEAVY DUTY ROTOVATOR, HOBART WELDER, FIREHOSES. SALE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONS & DELETIONS.
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B.C. LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION FOR MORE INFO CALL LARRY AT 250-319-0872 OR BC LIVESTOCK 250-573-3939
Clearwater Times Monday, June 11, 2012
Fire ban to cover all of Kamloops Fire Centre Two get District of KAMLOOPS - Effective at 12 noon on Friday, June 15, 2012, the current open burning ban will be expanded across the entire Kamloops Fire Centre to include the Salmon Arm and Clearwater fire zones, in order to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public. This prohibition will remain in place until Oct. 1 in the Clearwater and Salmon Arm fire zones and until Oct. 15 in the Kamloops, Vernon, Penticton, Merritt and Lillooet fire zones, or until the public is informed otherwise. Anyone planning to conduct Category 2 or 3 fires in the Salmon Arm and Clearwater fire zones must extinguish all such fires by noon on June 15. Specifically, this open fire prohibition applies to: · The burning of any waste, slash or other material. · The burning of stubble or grass. · The use of fireworks or burning barrels of any size or description. This ban does not restrict campfires that are a halfmeter high by a half-meter wide (or smaller) and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. This prohibition applies to all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. Before lighting any fire, residents should check with local civic authorities regarding any cur-
rent prohibitions. A map of the affected areas is available online at: http://bcwildfire.ca/ftp/!Project/WildfireNews/ KFCJune15.pdf The Kamloops Fire Centre stretches from the northern border of Wells Gray Park near Blue River to the United States border to the south, and from the Bridge River Glacier west of Gold Bridge to the Monashee Mountains east of Lumby. For information about open burning and for more tips on making responsible burning decisions, please download one of the guides to open burning at: http:// bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Bans.asp Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or dial *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on fire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website: www.bcwildfire.ca You can follow the latest wildfire news On Twitter at: http://twitter.com/BCGovFireInfo On Facebook at: http://facebook.com/ BCForestFireInfo
Clearwater contracts Times Staff District of Clearwater has offered the contract positions for the community healthy living coordinator and the sports coordinators to two local residents, reports chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx. Community healthy living goes to Eleanor Collins. She brings to the position four years of experience in program coordinating, knowledge in recreation programming registration system, and is a well rounded volunteer with related experience in healthy living initiatives. Collins will bring to the community excit-
Melody Romeo ing new ideas for fitness and recreation all ages and stages of life as the program unfolds. Sports coordinator goes to Melody Romeo, who brings to the position nine years of well-rounded experience in sports coordination from a volunteer’s prospective. She has been a tourna-
Eleanor Collins ment director for minor hockey, president of Clearwater Minor Ball (as well as all the other executive positions) and was instrumental in bringing the Peewee and Midget Provincial Championships to Clearwater this summer. Romeo also has been a primary organizer of Slow-Pitch tournaments.
Mantracker episode Älmed in Barriere airs June 18 Submitted On Monday, June 18, the hit OLN (Outdoor Life Network) TV series Mantracker will broadcast the first of two episodes that were filmed in the Barriere area. The episodes were shot on Barriere’s Trails Systems, with Kamloops’ hoodoos providing the backdrop for the opening sequence of this season. “The whole idea of Mantracker coming to Barriere was a direct result of the trails that have been developed in the area through Job Creation Projects,” said Connie Falk of Barriere Employment Services. “We believed that being featured on Mantracker would be a great way to promote the trail systems and market the area.” Connie Falk provided on-set logistics to the Mantracker crew as well as lending the production her paint horse Striker, which stars in both episodes as well as in the opening sequence. “Working with the Mantracker crew and being able to participate in the filming was without a doubt one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. They are great people to work with,” Falk said.
Contributing partners to the production include the District of Barriere, Thompson-Nicola Regional Directors Bonnie CruzelleMyram of Electoral Area “O” (Lower North Thompson), and John Sternig of Electoral Area “P” (Rivers and The Peaks); Barriere and District Chamber of Commerce; the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission (TNFC); Tk’emlups Indian Band; and the ThompsonOkanagan Tourism Association. Michelle Budden, production coordinator for Bonterra Productions, the company behind Mantracker, credits the TNFC for pointing them in the direction of Barriere and the surrounding area. “By far, the film commission’s pitchbook, which was full of pictures of the area’s trails, local services and possible ‘sidekicks,’ was one of the best presentations we’ve ever received,” Budden said. Butch Falk of Barriere was chosen to be the “sidekick” who helps the Mantracker find his “prey,” which in this case were two Kelowna residents. “I really had no desire to be the ‘sidekick,’ but they wanted
Everyone asks if the chase is real, and I can tell you, yes, it is very real.
someone who looked the part of a sidekick so I guess I fit the bill. They also needed someone who knew all the country they wanted to film in,” Falk said. “Everyone asks if the chase is real, and I can tell you, yes, it is very real. The adrenaline is pumping and everyone is doing their utmost to be the winner. I saw real fear in the eyes of the ‘prey’ more than once. And the camera crew members are amazingly fit to keep up,” Falk said. “The new Mantracker, Chad Savage, is the real deal and has exceptional tracking skills and amazing eyesight. I would often miss the signs he was watching for.” After an exhaustive search, Savage took over the reins for Mantracker in Season 7. Raised in the shadow
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CSS grad class of 2012 marks big milestone Cassandra Brown (l) and her sister, Alexandra Brown wear big smiles as they get ready to take part in Clearwater Secondary School's commencement ceremonies on Friday evening, June 1. Cassie was a class valedictorian (along with Bowen Foulkes) while Alex was one of the most successful scholarship winners of the evening.
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Valedictorians Bowen Foulkes (l) and Cassandra Brown address their fellow graduates. " Remember to always hold your head high, have a strong heart, and we hope that our paths cross someday soon. Thank you for making these past 13 years the best that they could be," they say.
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