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Katrina Link gets award. See page A3 inside.

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All-round student award goes to Baylee Sallenbach Keith McNeill Baylee Sallenbach is Clearwater Secondary School’s senior allround student for 2012. She was named to the honor during the school’s year-end awards ceremony on Wednesday morning. Presenter Carol Pastorek noted that the all-round student award goes to a person who excels in academic studies, athletic pursuits, citizenship, fine arts and student government. Along with the trophy, Sallenbach won the Fred Allen Memorial Bursary, which is worth $500. The bursary is named after a wellliked CSS teacher who passed away several years ago. It will add nicely to the scholarships and bursaries Sallenbach took home from the school’s graduation ceremonies on June 1. There she was one of the top recipients, with a total of $4,200. Sallenbach’s other winnings during Wednesday’s awards ceremony included the Joan Unterschultz community award, which goes to a student from Vavenby who makes strong contributions to the community. She also won the Grade 12 effort award and was one of just four students on the fiveyear honor roll. Others on the five-

year honor roll (meaning they have maintained an A-average for every year they’ve been at CSS) were Dayna Koroll, Joey Pastorek and Allison Patterson. Junior All Round award went to Aiden Sim. As with Sallenbach, he also was credited with excelling in academic studies, athletic pursuits, citizenship, fine arts and student government. The Senior Citizenship award, which brings with it the $250 Dr. Bob Woollard bursary, went to Joey Pastorek. His other prizes included sharing the Senior Home Economics award with Miranda Smyth, a Service award, and a Five-Year Honor Roll award. Most improved student award went to Brett Sunderman. Jesse Dana took home the perfect attendance award. Presenter Peter Persad noted that it had been several years since the award had been given out. Award to a community member went to Ian Eakins for coaching the boys’ soccer team last fall and the girls team this spring. Shelley Sim collected the award for a parent, thanks to her role in the school’s PAC. Honored during the ceremony was teacherlibrarian Leslie Ross, who is retiring after

Clearwater Secondary School student Baylee Sallenbach (l) receives the school’s senior all-round student award from teacher Carol Pastorek during an award ceremony held last Wednesday morning. Photo by Keith McNeill 35 years of teaching - nearly all of them at CSS. Also retiring after

about 18 years is trades teacher Jim Zsednai. Staff leaving the

school honored during the ceremony included principal Alan Stel,

vice-principal Peter Persad and teacher Patricia Persad.

For a complete list of award winners, see page A13





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Seniors needs assessment underway in Clearwater Submitted Seniors are an important and growing segment of the population in Clearwater and the surrounding area, and creating an age-friendly community will allow seniors to remain in the area and help Clearwater maintain its high quality of life. As a first step in creating an agefriendly community, the District of Clearwater is undertaking a seniors needs assessment. This study will identify the characteristics that will make Clearwater a desirable place for seniors to age in place.

“We want to ensure that we have the services and amenities that will allow seniors living in Clearwater and the surrounding areas to remain here, and that will attract new retirees to the area”, said Leslie Groulx, chief administrative officer for the District of Clearwater. “We know that making Clearwater attractive to seniors will require consideration of a number of factors that will involve the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Our goal is for Clearwater to be a great community for people of all ages and stages of life.” The seniors’ needs assess-

Seniors make a tremendous contribution to the community, ... Leslie Groulx

ment study is being funded through by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities AgeFriendly Communities Program and conducted by the Community

Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Northern British Columbia. “Seniors make a tremendous contribution to the community, both socially and economically, which was recognized when the CDI completed the District of Clearwater Community Economic Development Plan in 2011,” said Greg Halseth, director of the CDI. “But you have to ensure that seniors have access to the services and amenities they need, such as housing, health, recreation, transportation, business, and voluntary services. You also have


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Link receives medal of merit

Shearing petition captures signatures


Keith McNeill

The Cariboo Thompson Guiding District held a weekend camp at â&#x20AC;&#x153;Selhowtkenâ&#x20AC;? - an area camp for Girl Guides at the south end of Adams Lake. Sparks to Pathfinders spent Friday evening to Sunday afternoon learning many of the skills that make camping a rewarding activity. One of the highlights of the weekend was the presentation of a Gold Medal of Merit to Katrina Link for the 35-plus years she has given to Guiding. This is a significant award and was given to Link because she is always prepared and organized with good ideas and creativity, a hard worker and a lifelong learner. She is also an experienced camper and that is one of the many ways she contributes to the girls, constantly helping and teaching.

A petition that calls for the National Parole Board to deny parole to convicted murderer David (Shearing) Ennis appears to be getting a strong response. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lots of people are signing this year,â&#x20AC;? said Judy Briggs, one of the organizers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The residents really seem to be behind this.â&#x20AC;? Shearing was convicted in 1983 for the murder of six members of the Johnson-Bentley family near Wells Gray Park. The killings occurred in August 1982. He was sentenced to life in jail, with no chance of parole for 25 years. His initial parole application in 2008 was turned down. His next application will be heard this September. The petition is available at six locations in Clearwater: Wells Gray Inn, Pharmasave, Bayleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bistro, The Dollar Store, Fields and Home Hardware. The petitions will be out until July 25. If any other businesses want to host the petition they should give her a call, said Briggs. The organizer added that letters are even more effective than names on a petition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to be very long and must be received by July 2, 2012,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to use their names and addresses when they write - initials will do.â&#x20AC;? Briggs asked that letters be sent to: National Parole Board, Scotia Place, Scotia 2, Suite 401, 10060 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3R8, Attn: Cory Black.

Katrina Link shows off the Gold Medal of Merit she received for her 35-plus years of service to the Guiding movement in Clearwater and area. The presentation was made during a campout the June 9 - 11 weekend on Adams Lake. Photo submitted

TWG holds workshop for tourism strategy Keith McNeill Tourism in Clearwater and Wells Gray Park is a bit of an anomaly, according to consultant Jennifer Houiellebecq. Tourists from Germany account for about one per cent of the visitors to B.C. Those from the Netherlands add another one per cent. However, according to Wells Gray Park campground operator Merlin Blackwell, tourists from Germany and the Netherlands account for about half of his business. Part of that is because visitors from Europe spend more per day, on average, than some others, said Houiellebecq. On the other hand, statistics from Wells Gray Infocenter show clearly that this area attracts the highest proportion of European visitors of any area in the province. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wish I knew why that is,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think anyone really does.â&#x20AC;? Houiellebecq played a major role in drafting a tourism strategy for the Clearwater-Wells Gray area several years ago. She was back in town last Tuesday to take part in a workshop to update the plan. A number of local tourism operators and other interested individuals took part in the workshop, which was organized by Brad Bradford, tourism and

marketing manager with Tourism Wells Gray. The Canadian Tourism Commission has changed its marketing strategy over the past few years, Houiellebecq said.


I wish I knew why that is,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think anyone really does. Jennifer Houiellebecq


Instead of marketing towards specific age demographics, the emphasis now is on psy-

chographic marketing. The means locating individuals or groups on a two-dimensional grid, with individuality to authority along one axis and outer-directed to inner-directed along the other. Knowing where the group you are targeting lies on the grid means you also have an idea of the products they like, the price range they are looking for, and ways to promote to them, said the tourism consultant. Lady Gaga would be an example of someone who is high in individuality and outer-directed, while Martha Stewart would be high in authority and inner-directed. John Wayne would be an example of someone who is high in authority

and outer-directed, and Barack Obama someone who is high in individuality and inner-directed. Free spirits are with Lady Gaga in the high individuality and outer-directed quadrant. Accounting for about 13 per cent of the world tourism market, they like thrills and frills, but favor urban environments. Authentic experiencers, on the other hand, are in the high individuality and inner-directed quadrant with Barack Obama. They tend to be older, highly educated, and want to meet with people in the places they visit. They account for nine per cent of the world tourism market and 12 per cent of the Canadian market.

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Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Happening Fire Ban in Effect As of 12 noon on Friday, June 15th, 2012 an open burning ban was put in effect in order to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public. This prohibition will remain in place until October 1st, 2012 in the District of Clearwater. This open fire prohibition specifically 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 half meter high by a half-meter wide (0.5 x 0.5) 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 within the District of Clearwater. To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1-800-663-5555 or dial *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on fire activity, conditions and prohibitions go to 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. 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 the singing of our National Anthem by Lisa Lee Campbell, a performance by the new North Thompson Drill Team, the unveiling of the new Bampton Recreation Area sign, 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

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“ Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill, British prime minister editorial by keith mcNeill

Rural schools have advantages

Global warming appears evident on planet earth Editor, The Times:

In my day when the snow disappeared and ice melted it was a sign that things were warming up. When ice shelves break off in both the Arctic and Antarctica one can assume that there has been some form of heating up. Add to that, the Northwest Passage, for which John Franklin and many others died and which Stan Rogers sang about, is ice-free for the summer months nowadays. Franklin could have sailed the Terror and

Erebus through to the Pacific and back again and home to that then center of the universe jolly old England nothing to it. However, these days things have obviously been turned upside down. We are in for a new Ice Age, some tell us. Now, of course, this could happen somewhere down the line. But for now, as the Pacific waves lap further up the beaches of Tuvalu and other Pacific islands and glaciers melt away into swollen rivers from the Alps to the Himalayas,

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the weight of evidence is on the side of global warming. Al Gore might be a bore and not a good husband (just ask Tipper), but he appears to be closer to the facts than those who would deny the general warm-up of planet earth. Now admittedly the cause is harder to pinpoint. It well could be that part of the general warm-up is cyclical. Nothing much we can do there. However, we do know from past evidence that filling the atmosphere with tons of particulate will have an effect on climate. True, it could go either way - heating up or a new Ice Age - but both would be equally disastrous! So eat, drink and be merry, you old executive business types. When the ocean starts lapping at your toes don't say we didn't tell you.

Dennis Peacock Clearwater, B.C.

For those who missed last Wednesday’s awards ceremony at Clearwater Secondary School, one of the highlights was a short speech made by Jordie Akers. Akers is one of three CSS students who have been accepted into the International Baccalaureate program at United World Colleges over the past three years. As reported in last week’s Times, two years ago Robson Beaudry was accepted and went to Hong Kong to study. Last year it was Akers’ turn, and he has spent the year studying at Lester Pearson College on Vancouver Island. This year Kiera Stel got the nod and will also study at Pearson College. As Akers pointed out, for three students to be accepted in three years from a school with a graduating class of less than 50 students is exceptional (only three other students from B.C. will be in Stel’s class, for example). Value of the scholarships the three students from Clearwater are receiving has been put at $80,000 each - or a total of $240,000. Even though they come from a small school in a rural community, Akers encouraged other

Clearwater students to apply for UWC and similar programs. No doubt the three-for-three record is something of a statistical anomaly, but it does prove one thing - there is nothing second-rate about the education and upbringing that local youngsters receive. The big advantage with growing up in a small town is the opportunity to become well-rounded individuals. As mentioned in an editorial a couple of weeks ago, children in Canada now play only three hours or less a week. That doesn’t seem to be the case here. Look outside when the weather’s nice and you’ll see youngsters playing in backyards all over town. Add to that the multiple programs available for children - hockey, soccer, band, Scouts, Guides, and so on - and we shouldn’t be surprised that we produce young men and women who impress. The critical Clearwater difference, and we see it in all those programs, is that those in charge believe that striving for excellence should be fun. What’s next? Maybe a few Rhodes Scholarships?

Rockhounds plan club show event during Canada Day celebrations Editor, The Times:

Raft River Rockhounds will once again be holding their club show on Canada Day, July 1, The Fun for the Whole Family will be held at the Clearwater Country Inn/Blue Loon Grill grounds, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. The show will be a multicultural event held in conjunction with the Aboriginal Engagement Success by 6 and the North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Center. Come down and visit the Spirit Bear Village and enjoy traditional games, activities, storytelling, drumming and local crafts. Blue Loon Grill will be having a menu from "all over the world" and will be hosting live music all day, so bring your lawn chairs. Belgium chocolates and waffles, East Indian food, bannock, pop-

corn and Indian ice cream are some of the food vendors. Erica's Everything Emporium, Mystic Mountain Healing, jewelry, crystal and gem vendors from Lumby, Richmond and Victoria, Serengeti Tea Company, Hat Vendor from Merritt, a card vendor from Barriere and more plan to attend. Activities will include gold panning demonstrations, an information booth, silent auction, and a bucket draw. For children, choices will include For Only a Toonie, rock painting, dig your treasure, or a stone toss. An amazing prospector photo opt will be on hand for pictures. This will be the third annual Club Show for the Rockhounds, and we love being a part of the community. We are always looking for new members, now that we have our own clubhouse. We

will be offering courses throughout the summer and fall, such as introduction to rock tumbling, introduction to soap stone carving, knitted chain, and more. A wire-wrapping course is coming up on July 2. The memberships are $30 for on person and $50 for a family. We enjoy our field trips (where we head out and look for amazing stones within the North Thompson Valley), summer and Christmas socials and more. If you are interested in being a vendor or require more information, please call Fay McCracken 250-674-2700 or Dave Cooper 250-587- 6213. We would also like to say thank you to CFES for contributing to our event.

Fay McCracken RRR chairperson

Men lend a helping hand in dog rescue Editor's Note: The following letter refers to an incident in which the letter writer's dog was attacked by a bull mastiff. Three men plus the writer were unable to make the large dog release the smaller until one hit the mastiff

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on the head with a wrench, she said.

Editor, The Times:

With much appreciation I would like to thank all the people involved in helping rescue my

dog on Friday, June 8. It wasn't for you folks, the situation could have been much worse. Thank you so much.

Kathleen Herns Clearwater, B.C.

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Question of the Week


Do you think the LA Kings deserved to win the Stanley Cup?

Leonard Warner:

Heather Thomson:

Kerry Patterson:

Caitlyn Harbidge:

The Ànal series was kind of exciting. They both deserved to win.

Of course they did. They beat the Vancouver Canucks and they were supposed to go to great heights.

I don't really follow hockey. I watch it but I don't really know the team.

Absolutely. They played so hard throughout the playoffs, I'd deÀnitely say they deserved it.

Rambling Man addresses global warming editorials Editor, The Times:

It was with great amusement that I read the letters to the editor from Wes Morden and Patrick Stanley in the June ll/12 edition of the Times. However, the editorial by Keith McNeill leaves a lot to be desired. In my opinion, it does not deserve a rebuttal. However, there are some statements in his editorial that I must address but I will save that for last. First quote: Global warming causes: man or nature or both. Wes, Wes, Wes! I thought I suggested that you go high into the mountains to meditate for a year! Anyway, I have to say that yours was a great letter except for the part where you turned bright orange and ranted about Oil Can Harper. Rumour has it that the Liberals and the NDP want to unite to fight the Conservatives. One wonders who would be the leader. In provincial politics, the leader of the NDP was a Liberal, and the leader of the Liberals was an NDP! I guess the logical candidate would be Elizabeth May. God help our country! With such a mix of orange, red, and green, we would have a party that looked like a frog in a blender. Also, I really appreciated your June 4 remembrance letter

about Mr. Roy Cragg. I am quite sure Mr. Cragg would be chuffed to see you pick up the torch on his behalf, so, because the pen name Blackpool Dali Lama was not really working out, the pen name Village Idiot would be much more appropriate! Second quote: Leave the corn for food, not fuel. Patrick, thank you for your words of encouragement and for your offer of books to get me up to speed. However, I will have to decline since I am just too busy trying to save the world. I noticed that your letter twice mentioned that I missed the boat. I wonder if it ever occurred to you that maybe that was a boat ride that I did not want to take. That brings me back to the editorial by Keith McNeill. I take great offence to being called a global warming denier. When I went on a rant about Gore and Suzuki, it was not because they are environmentalists. It was because of their carbon footprints. If you talk the talk then you walk the walk. The days of do what I say and not what I do are long gone. To say that the lifestyle of people such as Gore is not relevant and you do not care makes you just as negligent as they are. If you had taken the

time to read my letter, you would have noticed that I am just as much in favour of cleaning up the environment as anyone else is, and that global warming started when man got up on his hind legs and dragged his knuckles through the snowdrifts. So you see, Mr. Editor, I am not a global warming denier. I loved your paragraph about reputable scientists. You stated that there is a real possibility of the end of civilization by the end of this century. There are no guarantees that the predictions for catastrophe will come true, but neither are there any guarantees that they will not. I make two points to the SFU scientists: 1. I hope nobody had to pay for the paper you wrote. 2. Do not quit your day job! In closing, I must comment about the boat ride I did not want to take. You see, Mr. Editor, you are not on the Titanic. That was l00 years ago. The ocean is not so full of icebergs because they are going too (global warming, you know). Unfortunately, Captain Keith is at the helm. Full speed ahead on the ship of fools.

The Harper government is up to its old tricks, helping its wealthy big business friends and destroying the union movement in Canada. In the Conservatives' view, there is only room for a limited number of wealthy individuals and corporations if they are Conservative supporters. The vast majority of workers should have their wages, benefits and pensions cut or reduced in favour of the wealthy to make Canada more competitive in world markets. Where the heck do

these Conservative think the well-paid Canadian workers spend their money? Don't they realize Canadian businesses, large and small, benefit from having well-paid Canadian workers? Perhaps the Harper government would favour a return to slavery. Wow! Wouldn't that make Canadian products internationally competitive? I am convinced that first world conditions for big business and third world conditions for workers is a Harper Conservative idea of heaven on earth.

Why would any employer in Canada negotiate with their workers in good faith when they can rely on the government to use their power to force workers back to wages and conditions that are in forced decline? It

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First Nations hold graduation ceremony Submitted First Nation Grad 2012 was held on May 24, in the Grand Hall at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. There was a crowd of about 700 people including proud parents, teachers, presenters, elders and about 105 grads (out of 173) in attendance. It was a very beautiful ceremony led in by cultural dancers. The grads representing Clearwater Secondary School were Cascara Loucks, Stephanie Maggrah, Elton Musselman, Ty Richardson and Tanner Ritchie-Bonar. Graduating from CSS but not in attendance were Luke Bowden, Damon Chase, Jennifer Neufeld, Allison Patterson, and Ryan Pigeon. Elton Musselman received $600 from the Duncan Marie MacRae Award and another $200 from the Vincent Spina Award. Congratulations to all grads. Job well done.

Ted Richardson & June Moilliet are happy to announce their wedding which took place May 25, 2012 at Aveley Ranch, near Vavenby, BC

Students and staff from Clearwater Secondary School take part in First Nations graduation ceremonies in Kamloops on May 24. Pictured are (l-r) Peter Persad (vice principal), Irene Anderson (First Nations education worker), Ty Richardson, Elton Musselman, Stephanie Maggrah, Cascara Loucks, Tanner Ritchie-Bonar, and Alan Stel (principal). Photo submitted

Woman seeks silent railroad crossing Keith McNeill "Vavenby was able to get a no-whistle railroad crossing. Why not Clearwater?" That was the question Anita Cathomas asked District of Clearwater council Tuesday evening June 5. Cathomas said they moved into their house near the cemetery about six years ago. Even though it is some distance from the railroad they are constantly disrupted by the noise from the crossing, she said. "If there were flashing lights and crossing bar there, there would be no need for whistles," she said. Cathomas noted that bylaws prohibit truckers from using jake brakes within the municipal limits, but train whistles are allowed. Europe has thousands more trains than North America. "Can you imagine the noise if they all used their whistles?" she asked. The local resident has collected close to 50 names on a petition calling for the end of whistles at the crossing. Councilor Merlin Blackwell said there are some precedents but that the process could take seven to 10 years. During later discussion, Mayor John Harwood noted that the City of New Westminster is calling for the Union of BC Municipalities to form a railway committee. The committee would look into concerns such as crossings, idling, use of herbicides, and whistle cessation. Program helps women's safety A new program at Yellowhead Community Services Society's main goal is to make the North Thompson Valley safer for all women and girls. That was part of the message Wendy Vogels, program coordinator for Community Connections for Women's Safety, brought to town council. The new program would not just address domestic violence or physical violence or even just those directly impacted by violence, Vogels said.

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YEARS AGO A photograph of floods at Birch Island by Clearwater’s Graham McDonnell occupied almost half of the front page of the Vancouver Sun. Premier W.A.C. Bennett promised flood relief.

Vavenby won Legion Branch 259’s first juvenile softball tournament. Members of the team were Mike Bayley, Wally Graffunder, John MacCuish, Raymond Cederholm, Kirk Peebles, Murray Nestik, Steve Capostinsky, Carl Schuchardt, Nelson Gledhill, Steve Handbruk and Bernie Graffunder. Coaches were George Chesney and George Adams.


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YEARS AGO A ground search for Steve Miller, an 18-year-old deaf

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BACK IN TIME mute boy missing near Helmcken Falls, ended without success. Volunteers had spent 5,000 man-hours covering 15 miles of terrain dotted with swamps and snow.


YEARS AGO More than 60 people were on hand to bid farewell to Wells Gray Park manager Pat Rogers and his wife Diane. Emcee Bill Mattenley said, “He was always there, giving 110 per cent.” North Thompson Children’s Festival drew about 1,200 people to Little Fort. The theme was an epic

poem, “The Ballads of Tellurium - Kingdom of Jewels” by local resident Byron Anderson.


YEARS AGO A meeting with some top Weyerhaeuser Canada executives left Vavenby division manager Dave Hay feeling optimistic about the sawmill. The meeting approved a $4 million project to modernize the back end of the mill, including a trimmer optimizer and an 80-bin sorter. The road up the west side of the Clearwater River was still closed as the province considered whether to spend sev-

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eral hundred thousand dollars to make it reasonably safe. The delay was costing money to the local economy, commented local kayaker Dr. Ifor Thomas.


YEARS AGO Firefighters came from all over the province to bid their last farewells to former Clearwater fire chief Bernie Richardson. Premier Glen Clark announced a $625 million Forest Renewal BC initiative to restore the ailing B.C. forest industry. Silviculture contractors Chuck Emery of Clearwater and Jay

YEARS AGO: The softwood lumber dispute with the United States contributed to a two-week shutdown at Slocan’s sawmill at Vavenby. Approximately 50 workers were affected by the closure. Vavenby Community Hall was filled to capacity for a community meeting about a proposed sandpit operation. The proposed pit would be behind Vavenby Elementary School.


YEARS AGO: Wells Gray Country services committee approved a request to use the arena for a one-day box lacrosse

demonstration. The purpose of the demonstration would be to introduce local residents to the sport, said services coordinator Leslie Groulx. RCMP were able to return two wallets containing credit cards and cash to their rightful owners. One was found in Little Fort and one in Wells Gray Park.


YEAR AGO: Clearwater welcomed its new physician, Dr. Mathilde Stuart. She and her husband Chris came from South Africa. Federal funding to staff the information desk in the Wells Gray Infocenter fell through. Clearwater Chamber of Commerce decided to dig into its reserves to keep the desk operational through the summer.

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Simpcw First Nation Chief and Council take oath of office in Chu Chua Jill Hayward Newly sworn in, Chief Rita Matthew of the Simpcw First Nation told Band members, “I will do my best to be the best that I can be. I love my community, and the people in it. We must work together to make the community the way that we know it can be. I believe that people can only be happy when they are no longer dependent on anyone. I look forward to being a part of this team.” Matthew and six Band councilors took an oath of office in front of their community members at Chu Chua on Monday, May 28, with guests from Barriere, Clearwater and surrounding communities attending. During the ceremony Simpcw drummers performed the Honoring Song and the Unity Song. Outgoing Chief Nathan Matthew spoke about the Band needing to be strong

due to the many challenges facing First Nations people in today’s world. He thanked the Band for its support and said, “It’s been wonderful to be a part of the community, and to be a part of all the really neat things we do here in Chu Chua. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.” Each of the newly signed in Band councilors spoke as well; saying they were happy with the new team, and they were all looking forward to working together to help their community. Band councilor Shelley Loring said, “My heart is happy. We really care about the future of our community, and we support each other.” Band councilor Joni Miller said, “I will work for the community and the people so we are not dependent on the government, and so we can be self-sustainable. The previous council has put the fingerprints down for us to work with.” Off-reserve councilor

Darrell Eustache said, “I look forward to bringing the experience that I have learnt along the way to the community.” Elections were held on Apr. 15 for chief and onreserve councilors. Elected were Chief Rita Matthew, and councilors Tina Eustache, Tom Eustache, Joni Miller, Shelley Loring, and Daniel Saul. The off-reserve councilor, Darrell Eustache, was elected on May 27. Simpcw First Nation is now working towards the hosting of the 2012 Secwepemc Gathering on Aug. 17 - 19. The event will feature a powwow, ball hockey tournament, slow pitch tournament, and fastball tournament. Organizers say they expect too see approximately 400 people from a number of Secwepemc bands attend the gathering, which will be held in Chu Chua. They encourage the public to take part, and advise more information about the event will be available soon.

Chief and Council members say their Oath of Office during the ceremony held May 28 in Chu Chua. Pictured: (l - r) councilors Darrell Eustache, Tom Eustache, Tina Donald, Joni Miller, Shelley Loring, Chief Rita Matthew, and councilor Daniel Saul. Photo by Jill Hayward

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Rotary members attend district conference in Penticton Kay Knox Clearwater Rotary Club, active and community-minded as we are, is one cog in District 5060, which in turn is a small but relevant part of Rotary International. (Though showing as one tiny region on a world map, our district encompasses the area from Clearwater in the north to Moses Lake and Yakima, Washington in the south.) The energetic spirit of Rotary was evident to four delegates from Clearwater who covered their own expenses to attend the District Conference in Penticton from June 1 3. Inspirational young speakers told how their experiences of being Rotary exchange students influenced their thinking in selecting meaningful careers. “Service above self” is the motto for Rotary’s 1.2 million members; a large banner inscribed with these words greeted us on arrival. Another speaker told us that, 27 years ago, “an upstart doctor from Wenatchee” decided that Rotary needed to stop the dreaded disease of polio in its tracks. “This has almost been achieved,” he assured the enthusiastic

and cheering crowd from north and south of the border. “Just three countries have reported new cases in the past year. India has been polio-free for 16 months.” Many local achievements were displayed around the hotel’s

and storyboard were pictures of some of this small club’s recent achievements: student exchanges with France, Brazil, Argentina and Finland; partnership in the development of the Literacy Program at our schools; and a garden building at Dr.

Also included were photos showing Rotary’s support for and participation in ventures run by others: providing “muscle” and benches as the District of Clearwater upgraded Rotary Sports Park; Pitch In Campaign; Canoe Regatta; Raise-

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GovTogetherBC new website Times Staff A new website that brings together all of government’s public engagement opportunities was announced June 12. GovTogetherBC makes it easier to find volunteer and leadership opportunities. Get involved at:

Celina-Jean Trainor shakes the tambourine as she sings.

Damon Chase plays a guitar solo while James Parsons accompanies him on drums as Clearwater Secondary School's guitar class gives a performance during the school's awards ceremony on Wednesday morning

Guitar band plays Right: Sheldon Musselman wows the audience with his skill on the bass guitar. All photos by Keith McNeill

Taylor Hall sings and plays the guitar.


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Clearwater Secondary honors students at awards ceremony Times Staff The following is a list of winners from Clearwater Secondary School’s awards ceremony held last Wednesday morning: Junior Art - Cherie Witts, Senior Art Denise Conroy, Riikka Iivanainen. Junior Drama Cheyenne Petlikau-Ross Junior Music Leevon Levasseur, Senior Band - Reid Rebinsky, Most Valuable Musician Kiera Stel. Junior Home Economics - Adriana Romeo, Senior Home Economics - Foods Joey Pastorek, Miranda Smyth. Wood Products Manufacturing - James Parsons. Gr. 8 Girl Athlete Megan Sim, Gr. 8 Boy Athlete - Karter Romeo, Junior Girl Athlete Reid Rebinsky, Junior Boy Athlete - Aiden Sim, Senior Girl Athlete - Alex Brown, Senior Boy Athlete - Tanner Chambers, Daryl Pipev Memorial Award Outstanding Athlete Cassie Brown. Junior PE - Sarah Dohms, Gareth Hewett, Senior PE - Cassie Brown, Dallin Bromley. Junior English Reid Rebinsky, Senior English - Allison Patterson, Junior Creative Writing - Jesse Fraser, Senior Creative Writing - Kaitlyn VanderZwan. Junior French Reid Rebinsky, Senior French - Allison Patterson. Junior Social Studies - Ezra Persad, Senior Social Studies - Kiera Stel. Junior Mathematics - Sarah Dohms, Senior Mathematics - Allison Patterson.

Clearwater mayor and School District 73 trustee John Harwood congratulates the members of the fifth year honor roll at Clearwater Secondary School. Pictured are (l-r) Harwood, Allison Patterson, Baylee Sallenbach, Dayna Koroll and Joey Pastorek. All photos by Keith McNeill Junior Science - Maya Topolovec, Senior Science - Allison Patterson. Student Support Services Award - May Vandenborre.

Service - Katie Bieber, Alex Brown, Cassie Brown, Tanner Chambers, Karly Christian, Erin Coulter, Katie Fraser, Colton Huybregts, Graham

Jones, Dayna Koroll, Ashley Lee, Alex MacDonald, Callum McLeod, Aaron Murray, Joey Pastorek, Allison Patterson, Ashley Quaal, Reid Rebinsky,

Shayla Redman, Donald Ritchie, Tanner Ritchie-Bonar, Baylee Sallenbach, Aiden Sim, Megan Sim, Jaxon Stel, Kiera Stel, Jayson Sutherland, Shaelynn Thomas, Kaitlyn VanderZwan, Robert Wallington, Jenna Zietsov. Joan Unterschultz Community Award Baylee Sallenbach. Award to Parent Shelley Sim, Award to a Community Member - Ian Eakins. Perfect Attendance Jesse Dana Effort Award (gr. 8) - Lachlan Whelen, (gr. 9) - Joseph Razeau, (gr. 10) - Tori Barstow, (gr. 11) - Donald Ritchie, (gr. 12) - Baylee Sallenbach. Fifth Year Honor Roll - Dayna Koroll, Joey Pastorek, Allison Patterson, Baylee Sallenbach. Most Improved Brett Sunderman Junior Citizenship Reid Rebinsky, Senior Citizenship / Dr. Bob Woollard Bursary - Joey

Pastorek. Junior All Round Aiden Sim, Senior All

Round / Fred Allan Memorial Bursary Baylee Sallenbach.

Aiden Sim receives the Junior All-round award from CSS principal Alan Stel.



Teacher Brent Buck presents Cassie Brown with the Daryl Pipev Memorial award for the school's outstanding athlete. Buck knew Pipev when they both were students at CSS.

Vice-principal Peter Persad gives Jesse Dana the Perfect Attendance award. Her attendance might have something to with the fact that she was homeschooled, he said.

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Monday, June 18, 2012 Clearwater Times

Sports Youth Soccer winds up spring season Times Staff Clearwater Youth Soccer wrapped up its spring season on June 14 and will continue with its fall season after school starts up again. A U13 Rep Clearwater Youth Soccer team recently took part in an 11-team tournament in Ashcroft and placed eighth. “This result is deceiving as the team actually tied the fourth place team,” said Wes Bieber, one of the organizers. “They played their hearts out and had a great time.” “We do hope to hold a fall tournament in Clearwater and will be working on this in the next couple of months,” Bieber said. Bieber noted that the construction of the fieldhouse next to the Clearwater Secondary School field allows organizers to plan something like this now.

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Will Dana practices his throw-in skills during Clearwater Youth Soccer training session recently. He is a member of a U13 Rep team that returned from a tournament in Ashcroft where they came in eighth out of 11 teams. Photo by Keith McNeill



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Members of Clearwater Minor Ball sell doughnuts from next to Jim’s Family Market last Tuesday. Money raised is to go to help cover the costs of hosting the provincial Peewee and Midget championships in July. More volunteers are needed to the event, organizers say. Pictured are (l-r) Ali Borrow, Robyn Kreke, Adrian Romeo, Kiana Burke and Korie McGill.

Four Clearwater teens that have been helping coach the Youth Soccer program take a break during a practice at Clearwater Secondary School. Pictured are (l-r) Boden Eakins, Ezra Persad, Aiden Sim and Emma Persad. Missing from the photo is Russell Dana. All of them came up through the program themselves. Photo by Keith McNeill

Fire Ban in Effect June 15th Effective at 12 noon on Friday, June 15th, 2012 an open burning ban will be in effect in order to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public. This prohibition will remain in place until October 1st, 2012 in the District of Clearwater. This open fire prohibition specifically 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 half meter high by a half-meter wide (0.5 x 0.5) 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 within the District of Clearwater. Any person or persons found in contravention of an open fire shall be liable to a penalty of not less than twenty-five ($25.00) dollars and not more than two thousand ($2000.00) dollars for each infraction or offence. To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1-800-663-5555 or dial *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on fire activity, conditions and prohibitions go to

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Clearwater Bible Camp celebrates its 50th anniversary This anniversary summer looks very exciting! We have some of the most experienced staff yet and many fun activities. This will include: climbing, water rafting, innertubing, canoeing, archery, crafts, riflery, hiking, wide games and water fun. Chapel times are a big part of Clearwater Bible camp. The campers love the singing and the Bible teaching. To help celebrate this anniversary, the staff

Submitted In 1962 Clearwater Bible Camp opened its doors to the children and youth of the North Thompson Valley. For the past 50 years, thousands of young people have attended Clearwater Bible Camp. Many had their lives changed as they learned about the truths of the Bible. Started by the Evangelical Free Church, the camp originally consisted of one large log house. The girls camped in the lower floor while the boys lived on the top floor. Various camp activities were enjoyed on the undeveloped three acres of land. Over time some cabins were built along with washrooms and a dining room. In 1989 the property was leased to Canadian Sunday School Mission. This organization already had camps throughout Canada. In B.C. alone, it had already developed six Bible camps, as well as some new churches, ministries to the mentally challenged and vacation Bible schools. Since then, the local camp has expanded to a number of new cabins and a well supplied dining

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Campers enjoy a little good, clean fun at Clearwater Bible Camp. The facility is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Photo submitted room. Today the camp has seven cabins, staff rooms, a workshop, a water slide, a climbing tower, as well as other facilities that add to the summer fun. Also in 1989, Tom and Marguerite Meland became the camp directors. They must have liked it, because they

stayed for the next 20 years. Their daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Duane Bakken took over directing the camp until they moved into a different ministry that will take them overseas. This summer, Tom and Marguerite are back as the interim camp man-

agers. They have great help from administrator Angela Upton, seasonal director Ben Johnson, and program director Hannah Jurus. Both Ben and Hannah have attended and worked at this camp for many years. The campers have so much fun with them.

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organized a youth rally held on June 16. A community open house is being planned for Sunday, June 24, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. There will be refreshments and activities. This family afternoon will be fun, fun, fun! There’s still room for more campers this summer. Register your children for a time they will never forget. Check out the camp at .

popular "Livestrong" bracelets. "We have had people ask about a bracelet and thought this would be an extra step to build awareness among patients and various hospital departments," says Angela. "This is a first in the province and when Angela shared this idea with the provincial group, they were really excited and would like to adopt it," says Sue Bannerman, Interior Health regional director, renal program. "Like they say, good things come in small packages. This small thing could make a big difference to our renal patients." The bracelets are being distributed throughout Interior Health to all pre-dialysis and hemodialysis areas for patients who wish to wear one. "It is our hope that these bracelets will help with the flagging

and education of predialysis and hemodialysis patients and also empower patients in the protection of their own veins," says Angela.

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Raft River Rockhounds host their first ever B.C. Rendezvous weekend

New owners take over Clearwater Lodge everyone pulling in different directions, he feels. Bachhal said the previous owners of the lodge had sold some property in Kamloops to mutual friends. During the process they mentioned that they also were interested in selling their Clearwater facility. The Bachhals looked it over, liked what they saw, and made the deal. The new manager said he expects they will spend this summer learning about the operation. Next winter they likely will renovate the lobby, to give it more of a Clearwater theme. Next on the list will be the pool area, and then the rooms.

Keith McNeill Clearwater Lodge, one of the town’s major employers, has new owners and a new manager. A.J. Bachhal took over ownership with his father of the facility on May 17. Before taking over, Bachhal managed the Travel Lodge in Kamloops, which his family owns. He is now managing both hotels, spending half the week in Kamloops and half in Clearwater. Bachhal said he is quite excited by Clearwater’s attractions, and feels the area has not come close to realizing its full potential.

A.J. Bachhall is the new manager and co-owner of the Clearwater Lodge. Photo by Keith McNeill

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Raft River Rockhounds, together with BC Lapidary Club, hosted Rendezvous 2012 on the Victoria Day weekend in the Sportsplex. Rendezvous 2012 began with registration on the Friday afternoon, with approximately 170 people signing up. People came from all over B.C. and Alberta for the event. Activities began Friday evening with a potluck dinner for members of the 36 clubs in B.C. Early Saturday morning the field trips began with a trip to Dunn Creek and Dunn Lake Road, looking for geos Linda Boyce from Richmond demonstrates jewelry making to Marj and fossils. Wagon masters were Kyle McCracken, Elmer Sunderman during Rendezvous 2012, a province-wide event hosted by Raft River Rockhounds in the Sportsplex on the Victoria Day DeBock, Debbie Dixon and weekend. Photo submitted Michelle Hayes. The second field trip started a little later and Saturday evening finished off with a rock aucwent to Birch Island and tion with help from Harley, Livia and Walt from nearby mines in search of quartz, galena and drill the Richmond Club. Unfortunately, there was a core. Wagon masters were Gary Wolfer and Bob power outage in the North Thompson Valley and Slingsby. so Walt moved it from the Sportsplex to outside. The third field trip was to Eakin Creek with Sunday morning started off with more field gold panning on Dan Arnold’s claim. Wagon trips. Rendezvous participants then went on to masters were Dan Arnold and Fred Roach. a bucket raffle auction and dinner, which was Unfortunately the creek was too high due to the held at Clearwater Valley Resort and KOA. It warm weather. was a fabulous dinner buffet, thanks to Dave and The fourth field trip was into beautiful Wells Anna. Guest of honor was town councilor Barry Gray Park (home of the waterfalls) and was called Banford, who welcomed everyone to Clearwater. “Falls, Fossils and Volcanoes”. Wagon masters A great breakfast at Clearwater Valley Resort were Dave and Jan Cooper. and KOA on Monday morning finished the A mini show was held on Saturday and Sunday Rendezvous off. from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Participants included The Raft River Rockhounds club is only Sharon and Arn Hamelin with books, Kamerovich Originals from Calgary, Imperial Metals with infor- two years old and members are very proud of what they accomplished with the contribumation about its proposed Ruddock Creek Mine, tions of many. Wagon masters Irene Roach, and Lynsay McCracken with a photo layout she Marj Sunderman, and Joan Slingsby were at the built for Raft River Rockhounds. The demonstraSportsplex for the whole weekend. All of the tors and the display cases were well received. baking that was donated from the club and local businesses. District of with apsule Clearwater donated a MICHELLE portion of the rental LEINS of the Sportsplex, omments and staff worked the long weekend. The Pharmacists put auxiliary labels on prescription bottles to highlight something KOA gave great rates important about the drug within. At this time of year, you may see a label that says to on camping. avoid overexposure to the sun. It’s important to heed this warning. You can be more Club members susceptiple to sunburn due to the drug causing photosensitivity reactions. are now gearing up for their Canada Day When you are choosing a sun screen product, look for the ones labeled broad Club Show, July 1. It spectrum and have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. This will better is going to be a mulprotect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Also remember to put enough lotion ticultural event, with on the skin. a Spirit Bear village, To ensure you get the full benefit from your sunscreen, you need to apply at least numerous vendors, 1 oz. Many people apply much less and the SPF rating of 15 can actually be much food from around the less. To allow the sunscreen ingredients to bind to the skin, apply at least 30 minutes world, gold panning before sun exposure. demonstrations, rock Many people take fish oil capsules daily for better heart health. They take them for paintings, find the their omega-3 fatty acid content. One of the side effects for some people is a fishy treasures, silent aucaftertaste. This can be avoided by storing the capsules in the freezer. It won’t affect tion, live music and their action, but will eliminate that fishiness afterwards. much more. To book Now more than ever, pharmacists can work with you and your doctor to make sure a table or for more you’re as healthy as you can be. Talk to your pharmacist today. information, please call Fay 250-6742700 or email rafBROOKFIELD CENTRE triverrockhounds@ MON. - SAT. 9 - 6 CLEARWATER, 250-674-3122





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1-800-222-TIPS Clearwater RCMP Report Wild weekend k d Clearwater members were out in full force the June 9/10 weekend. With the help of roadblocks, radar guns and concerned Clearwater citizens, members successfully charged four drivers with impaired driving and one driver for driving while prohibited as well as seizing over 20 grams of marijuana. All in two days. A reminder that for those of you keeping up to date with law enforcement; the Immediate Roadside Prohibition is now back in effect. This means that if an officer wishes to do so, he or she can charge you for impaired driving under the Motor Vehicle act instead of the Criminal Code. This would result in over $4,000 in fines and vehicle upgrades (ignition interlock). A17

Neon lights looted Clearwater RCMP is requesting your assistance for any information regarding the theft of neon lights from Dutch Lake Village Restaurant. The theft happened between May 6 and 7. Investigation is still ongoing and some suspects have been named. Rollover ride at bridge Police responded to a single vehicle collision on Thursday, June 14 near the single lane Clearwater River bridge. One driver was heading down the hill and failed to notice that another driver was already on the bridge (more like 3/4 over the bridge). As this is a single lane bridge, the driver approaching had nowhere to go but to the side of the bridge. For those of you who don’t know, bridges are usually over bodies of water or large empty spaces. This driver was lucky that his vehicle stopped before landing in the river. It could have been much worse. Always pay close attention when approaching either of the two bridges in Clearwater that only allow one vehicle to drive on it at once. Always be prepared to stop if the bridge is already being used by another vehicle.

A car rests upside down next to the forestry bridge across the Clearwater River on Thursday afternoon. The driver apparently did not see another vehicle approaching on the bridge until the last second. There were no apparent major injuries. Photo by Keith McNeill

Dangerous driving conviction causes ordeal for local family Keith McNeill Surviving a major collision with a semi-trailer has taught Clearwater resident Randy Roy the value of having a local hospital. “A big thing to me is that the hospital here get its due credit,” he said. “It’s quite important that we keep our local emergency room service, because of the highway. Some people say we could do without it, but we can’t.” Even though Roy still can’t remember the crash, which occurred nearly eight years ago, or its aftermath, he has no doubt that he would no longer be alive if it wasn’t for the preliminary treatment he received at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital before being transported to Kamloops. “All I remember is leaving the mill-site and then waking up in Kamloops. At first, I thought I was back home in New Brunswick,” he said. As reported in the June 11 issue of the Times, the Supreme Court of Canada recently reversed Roy’s conviction on a charge of dangerous driving causing death. He and his wife, Tina Roy, therefore feel more comfortable about discussing the incident; even though there are still civil lawsuits pending. “We’re very grateful,” Tina Roy said. “When you look at that wreckage you wonder how he survived. The driver’s side is worse than the passenger side.” Randy Roy’s passenger, Mark Harrington, was killed in the crash.

The two men were best friends and had known each other since they grew up together in New Brunswick. On the day of the crash, the men had been setting up a small private sawmill on Harmon Road, which is an alternate route from Highway 5 to Vavenby. At about 2:30 p.m. they finished and set out to drive the short distance to Roy’s home. The insurance on Roy’s other vehicle had recently run out and so they were driving his motorhome back and forth to the worksite. Harrington had been doing the driving. Due to his memory loss, Roy still has no idea why his friend didn’t take the wheel. There was thick fog at the time. There was snow on the highway’s shoulders but none on the highway itself. Harmon Road was snow-covered and slippery. The semi they collided with was heading east at the time of the crash. According to the semi’s driver, the motorhome apparently stopped at the junction with the highway, and then pulled out in front of him. Harrington was pronounced dead at the scene. Roy was transported to hospital in Clearwater and then to Royal Inland in Kamloops. The Roys’ home was not far from the crash and Tina Roy heard the sirens. A friend called to tell her there had been a major collision but not to worry, because it had been a motorhome and a semi.

Tina said to the friend, “... but they were driving the motorhome today,” and she felt the need to pray. Randy Roy spent about a month in hospital and got out two days before Christmas. Several months later, police charged him and, with no memories of the events surrounding the crash, he was unable to defend himself. The case went to trial in 2006 and he was found guilty on two charges. Roy was given a one-year conditional sentence and lost his driver’s license for two years. He appealed the dangerous driving conviction to the B.C. Court of Appeal, but the ruling was upheld. His lawyer, Christopher Nowlin of Vancouver, appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada. Nowlin, who Roy got through Legal Aid, traveled to Ottawa in November to argue the case. On June 1, the Supreme Court justices set aside Roy’s dangerous driving conviction. Dangerous driving causing death is a serious charge that can carry a penalty of up to 14 years in jail, they noted. The justices said that the trial judge had erred by not asking whether Roy had displayed a marked departure from the standard of care expected of a reasonable person. They decided that there had simply been a single and momentary error in judgment. The eight-year struggle has been an ordeal for all of the family, the Roys say. They are glad it is over and thank the community for its support.

Tina and Randy Roy sit with their 15-month-old daughter Anna. Missing from the photo is their five-year-old son Allister. The family is just getting over an eight-year ordeal as they fought a conviction for dangerous driving causing death all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. Photo by Keith McNeill

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Containers available for construction sites, yard clean-up, industrial sites etc.


Phone Jager Garbage 250-674-3798


B.C. Reg. #24833


Serving from Vavenby to Blackpool area

Heating/Air Conditioning

Kathy’s Jewelry & Gifts

SCENTSY CERAMIC WARMERS VELATA BELGIAN CHOCOLATE FONDUES A favourite idea for personal or gift giving and home and party entertainment. Book now or orders placed weekly. No shipping or handling fees. Sat.: 10am - 4pm • Sun.: 11:30 - 4pm 343 Clearwater Village Rd. (Beside O’Bryan’s in the Laundromat at the TNT Building Entrance to Wells Gray Park) or call 250-674-3763 or 778-208-5359

Jack 250.299.9510

Joel Steinberg Phone: 250-674-0017 Email:

Geothermal Specialist

Licenced & Bonded Reg. NO: 99142


The Little Gift Shop

• Jewelry • Gift Baskets • Framed photo, prints & cards • Fishing - rods, reels, lures, knives • Local artists - and much more Tuesday to Friday: 10 am - 5 pm Saturdays: 10 am- 4 pm


Next to Clearwater Computers

Business & Service Directory

Clearwater Times Monday, June 18, 2012 A19

Business & Service Directory Misc. Services ABIGAIL’S ESSENTIAL SERVICES 1.250.587.6373 • 1.888.587.3576 housekeeping yard maintenance window washing gardening transportation to doctor shopping house sitting

pet sitting/walking parent/child visit supervision baking meal planning/preparation travel companion car washing


Motor Licence Office

medical advocate walking/hiking banking bookkeeping landscape planning snow shovelling and more!

MOTOR LICENCE OFFICE ICBC Agent District of Clearwater

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Plumbing & Drains

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Water Wells

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Residential & Industrial Wells

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Taxi Service




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Monday, June 18, 2012 Clearwater Times

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy. Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

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UPCOMING EVENTS June 21: District of Clearwater Open House to present Clearwater’s 2011 Corporate Annual Report at CSS Pit at 7:00 p.m.

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

community open house from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A family afternoon with refreshments and activities.


June 21: YCS Annual General Meeting. 7pm at YCS June 26: Damage Prevention Presentation and Contractor Breakfast from 7:00-8:30 a.m. at the 612 Park Dr. Ski Hill Lodge. Presented by Kinder Morgan. June 22: Clearwater and District Food Bank Annual RSVP to Gail Sommerfeldt 250-587-6372. General Meeting. Fri., June 22nd at 12:30pm at June 30: Arts Alive

741 Clearwater Village Rd. June 24: Clearwater Bible Camp will be holding a

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. • Healthy Choices – every Tues 9am, 12 & 5:30pm at Skills Center. Info call Kim 674-0224 • Clearwater & District Hospice Society every 3rd Mon. Sept-Jun 10am Legion Building. RECREATION • Drop-in soccer: Tuesdays & Thursday at 7pm at CSS field. Everyone welcome! • Bowling: Mon. 10–12pm & 1-3pm; Thurs., 1-3pm. Seniors Centre at Evergreen Acres. 674-2699 • Clearwater Sno-Drifters: Meet 1st Thursday of every month. 250-676-9414 • CNT Rod & Gun Club: 3rd Sun. of the mth. Blackpool Hall 7pm Sept. - April • Drop in Tennis: Mon & Thurs 6:30pm All levels. Double & single play. Rotary Sports Park. • Yoga Tree – Call or email Annie 674-2468 annie.pomme@ • Clearwater Walks – Strollers & Striders, Mon. 12:30 & Wed 5:30pm, meet at YCS. Info 250-674-7082. • Core Strength Fitness. Tuesdays. Classes at 10-11am 250-6740001 SENIORS • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society 3rd Sun Social Meet at the Wells Gray Hotel at 12:30pm for lunch or dessert, & chat • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society Book Club Meets the last Thursday of the month at 2:00 at the public library All seniors are welcome


July 30 - Aug 3 9:00am to 4:00pm $155 For campers 7 to 14 years old. At EURekA! you will get to do Crazy Chemistry, unBelievable Biology, Exciting Engineering, and Funky Physics. The best part is... you get to do all your own experiments! To register, please visit or call 250-371-5534.


9:00am to 4:00pm


YOGA Ongoing

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8:30am to 4:30pm



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Registration is now open for swimming lessons at Dutch Lake. $50/child Session 1: July 16 - 27 (M-F) Session 2: August 6 - 17 (M-F) Please bring your child’s previous swimming report card when registering.

please stop in at the Times office and pick up your copy of the North Thompson Community Directory • Brookfield Mall Clearwater • 250-674-3343


For a complete list of our area’s


TEL: 250.674.3530 ONLINE: IN PERSON: 224 Candle Creek Rd. Service Canada • June 19, 2012

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

Happy Occasions: Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, etc. 1 column by 3 inch - $18.49 + HST Deadlines: Word Ads: Wednesday 4pm Display Ads: Wednesday 5pm It is the policy of The Star/Journal to receive pre-payment on all classified advertisements. Ads may be submitted by phone if charged to a VISA, MC or an existing account.

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



Coming Events


Clearwater & District Food Bank Annual General Meeting. Friday, June 22nd 12:30 p.m. 741 Clearwater Village Rd.

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

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

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


CURIOUS ABOUT Men? Talk Discreetly with men like you! Try FREE! Call 1-888-5591255.

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

MEET SINGLES right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 1-888-744-3699.


Lost & Found

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

priced as low as .25cents

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Career Opportunities AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

DRIVERS WANTED: 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 under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE

Lost: Gold bracelet. Lost night of CSS Grad Prom (Saturday). Cash reward. 250-674-2465

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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Apply online! 1-866-399-3853 MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION Rated #2 for at-home jobs. Start training today. High graduate employment rates. Low monthly payments. Be a success! Enroll now. 1-800466-1535

Help Wanted 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.



Building Blocks Daycare in Clearwater requires full and part time Early Childhood Educators Infant and Toddler and Special Needs Educators Educator Assistants Closing date; June 29th 2012 • Start date; July 23rd 2012 Please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter to Susanne Butcher 612 Park Drive, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N1• Tel; 250-674-2600 • Fax 250-674-2676



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Home Care/Support

EXPERIENCED PARTS Person required for progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft. store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at: Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email:

SCOTCH CREEK SUPER VALU & ESSO Now hiring for the following F/T and P/T seasonal and year round positions: Cashier, Bakery, Deli, Meat Department, Produce, Dairy and Gas Station. Most positions start immediately. Please email resumes to or Fax to 1-250-955-2132

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

GRAPPLE YARDER ENGINEER - Experienced on 124, 120, 122 Madill & 6280 - Full time ( 10 month/yr +) - Competive rates - Dental, extended health, and pension - Camp supplied Email resumes to: or fax: 604-485-6380

Help Wanted

Wanted: Need ride to Kamloops 1 day every 2 months for 1 1/2 hr medical appoint. Must return to Clearwater as soon as appoint is over. Please call 250-674-2699

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MARIPOSA GARDENS (in Osoyoos BC) seeking RCAs. ($17.34/hr) email: becky.marlatt

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Attention: Service Clubs Non-Profit Groups Students Seniors

Looking for new ways to make money? Want to deliver Sunday flyers? Routes available:

DUTCH LAKE SUBDIVISION Ph 250-674-3343 for more information

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

KURT LEROY TRUCKING LTD, CAMPBELL RIVER, BC Logging Truck Drivers needed full time and part time for Campbell River, North Island and Port Alberni. Benefits included. Must have 3 years minimum experience in the logging industry. Sub-Contract Log Haul Trucks needed, full time for Campbell River, North Island and Port Alberni.Must be Safe Certified, WCB. Licenced Mechanic, must have Log Truck experience, CVI ticket an asset. Full Time, benefits included. Please fax your resume and drivers abstract to 250-287-9914 or email to

Lost: 3 rings @ Walmart lot, on Sun. June 10. Very old, sentimental value. Reward offered. Brenda: 250-578-0058.


Part Time Teller – Clearwater Interior Savings is the largest credit union based in the interior of B.C. We deliver exceptional financial services and products to over 82,000 members in 14 communities through 21 branches, two Commercial Services Centres and associated companies. We are seeking solution-focused people to help us deliver our vision – to be the best in the communities we serve. As a valued team member, you will experience a diverse, exciting and rewarding workplace and a great place to build a career. Interior Savings is currently accepting applications for the following position: Part Time Teller – Clearwater The Teller supports Interior Savings’ vision of sales & service excellence by greeting members, pro-actively determining & fulfilling their basic needs and creating opportunity to refer/cross-sell additional financial products and services. Closing Date: June 24, 2012 Qualifications: x High school diploma/Grade 12 or equivalent x 1-3 years job related experience in a service-oriented environment, including experience as a teller or cashier x Proven sales and service ability x Ability to work well under pressure x Quality/Accuracy/Detail Driven x Demonstration of professionalism – tact and courtesy x Strong communication skills x Numerical aptitude x Strong team player x Computer literate Applicants are invited to forward their cover letter and resume to: Interior Savings Credit Union 300-678 Bernard Avenue Kelowna BC V1Y 6P3 Fax: 250-869-8339 Email: We thank all applicants for their interest and will contact short-listed candidates.

629 Barriere Town Rd. Barriere, BC V0E 1E0 Phone: 250-672-0036 / Fax: 250-672-2159

E-mail: • Website: RANCH WORKERS: Farmers, Irrigators F2912 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 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 PREP COOK: Summer, Mike Wiegele J0412E SERVER: Summer, Mike Wiegele J0412F ECE: Building Blocks Daycare J1212 INFANT/TODDLER SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATORS: J1212A EDUCATOR ASSISTANTS: Building Blocks Daycare J1212B

CASHIER: Part time Barriere Petro Can J1212C 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

CLEARWATER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 58A Young Road, Clearwater BC V0E 1N2 250-674-2928 Fax 250-674-2938

E-mail: • Web Page: Labourer: 3-positions Casual/Clearwater #0609 Janitor: Casual/Clearwater #608 Cashier: 2 positions FT/PT/Blue River #607 Sales/Customer Service: PT/Clearwater #0606 Horse Guide/Ranch Hand: PT/Seasonal/Clearwater #0605 Sales/Clerical: PT/Clearwater #0604 Sales/Marketing: FT/Clearwater #0603 Custom Wood Furniture Maker: FT/Blue River #0602 Sales/Service: FT/Barriere #0601 Housekeeper: FT/Seasonal #0528 Housekeeper: PT/Little Fort #0527 Café Cook: PT/Little Fort #0526 Remote Camp Cook: 30 positions/Seasonal #0525 Remote Camp Prep Cook/Sand.Maker: 20 pos/seas #0524 Remote Fire Camp Baker: 10 positions/Seasonal #0523 Customer Service/Food Prep: 3 pos FT/Little Fort #0521 Waitress/Waiter: FT/Clearwater #0519 Housekeeper: Seasonal/Clearwater #0517 Restaurant Server: Seasonal/Clearwater #0516 Home Share Provider/Roommate: FT/Clearwater #0509 Reservations Coordinator: FT/Blue River #0507 Sous Chef: FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0506 Server: FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0505 Prep Cook: FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0504 Line Cook: FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0503 Bus Person: FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0502 Breakfast Cook: 2-FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0501 Customer Service Employee: 4 pos/Seas/Clw #0414 Barista: 2 positions/Seasonal/Clearwater #0412

Controller: FT/Blue River #0411 Dishwasher: FT/PT Blue River #0409 Housekeeper: Summer Season/Blue River #0407 Server: FT & PT/Seasonal/2 pos/Clearwater #405 Housekeeper: PT/Seasonal/3 pos/Clearwater #0403 Customer Service Rep: FT & PT/3 pos Little Fort #0401 River Operations Manager: FT/Seas/Clw #0320 Line Cooks: 2 F/T, 1 P/T position/Blue River #0305 Volunteer Firefighter: 7 positions/Clearwater #0205 Class 1 Driving Instructor: FT/Clearwater #0201 Cook/Kitchen Helper: Casual/Clearwater #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




Trades, Technical REQâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;D Jouneyman Automotive Technician for Penticton Kia. Import experience required. Govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Inspection an asset. Fastest growing Dealership in South Okanagan. Competitive wage and beneďŹ t package. E-mail Resume to Service Mgr. Dave Hehr

Work Wanted 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 Handyman: Residential renovations/repairs/new construction. 28 yrs exp. Barriere. HAFI program. Seniors discounts. Call Ray Semrick 250-318-5925 Need some help with those odd jobs you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have time for? Call Keiran Jones at 250-674-3051


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DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll-Free 1-877-5563500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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

Hairstylists New Walk-in Barber Shop. Hot shaves. Located at Barryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Treasures - side door. 778-208-9432

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certiďŹ cation, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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

Monday, June 18, 2012 North Thompson Times

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Photography / Video

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Auto Financing

Addition: Where is. One left! 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 36â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6â&#x20AC;?. 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.

Mobile Homes & Pads

Antiques / Classics


Cars - Sports & Imports

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

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

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

Sueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jewellery Repairs Since 1975 - We do it all, Retipping, Sizing, Soldering. Sue Ludtke - 250-587-6357 Word by Word Proofreading & Editing 250-674-7118

Painting & Decorating BUDGET PAINTING, Interior, Exterior, 25% off Summer Special, Fully Insured, Licensed, Excellent References, Quality Workmanship, Senior Discounts, Free Estimates, 1(250)571-9722

Pets & Livestock

Equestrian Vavenby Trail Rides. Beautiful trails, lots of options. Lessons available. The Shook Ranch. 250-676-9598.

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.

Auctions UNRESERVED AUCTIONSJune 16 & 17, Redwater, Alberta. Collector vehicles and tractors, 1300 die cast toy tractors, wagons, buggies, show harness; old gas upright gas pumps; original case eagle; antiques. Thursday, June 21 - Harry Shapka, Vilna, Alberta. Phone 780-636-2165. JD 8650, 4440, 4240; Concord air drill; 1977 & 87 Kenworths; Cat 966C loader; Komatsu D85; lowboy; 8820 & 860 combines; haying equipment. Saturday, June 23 - John Baranec, Innisfree, Alberta. Phone 780-592-2308. Steiger ST250, 9030 Bi-Directional; 4640 & 4320; MF 8450; Claas 98; 1980 Ford tandem; Kello 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; disc; JD 820 & 830; plus full line-up. View full lists online:

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Verneeta Bruce December 22, 1922 - June 9, 2012 It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Verneeta Bruce (nee Eakin) on June 9, 2012 in Hinton, Alberta. This kind, gentle spirit left her earthly home too soon, to forever be with her beloved husband Jack (John), brothers Jim and Roger, sisters Emeline and Clarice, her mother, Emma Margaret and father, Emmit Albert Eakin, and one grandson, Taylor Bruce. A patient and loving mother to Gene (his love Jacqueline and her children Madeline, Clara and Atley) of Almonte, ON and Colleen (husband Neil) of Hinton, AB; a steadfast wife to her husband Jack and a very proud grandmother to five grandchildren, Garett and Mackenzie Bruce of Almonte and Tara (Jesse) Lehoux and Cindy Simmonds of Hinton, AB. She also leaves behind nieces Lorraine, Suzon, Debra and Becky; nephews Roger, Bob and Fred; brother Ronald Eakin and sister-in-law Gloria Eakin. Verneeta was laid to rest in view of her childhood home on the slopes of Mount Olie, in Little Fort Cemetery on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11 a.m. with a graveside service. Your attendance was welcome. Born December 22, 1922 in Portland, Oregon, her parents and siblings finally settled at Little Fort where she explored the many hills, lakes and waterways of the North Thompson Valley, and beyond. She was an artist extraordinaire, an avid reader, and an outdoor enthusiast always eager to explore and enjoying her true love of the outdoors in any means possible, in all seasons, hunting and fishing, and swimming in the various creeks and lakes she encountered; most often with her childhood friend and eventually her hus-

Val Gerber leads 1,200 sheep across the Vavenby Bridge from the Moilliet ranch on the south bank to spring grazing at Allingham's on the north bank. The annual drive took place early Saturday morning, June 9. Photo by Robyn Rexin

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band, Jack by her side. Her generous nature was always evidenced in willingness to share possessions, lend a helping hand or simply lend an ear if she believed that she could be of help. She will be greatly missed The family suggests that your memories are your donation. To leave a condolence or expression of sympathy for the family, please visit .

The spring Aveley Ranch sheep drive took place on Saturday, June 9. It started from the ranch at 4:30 a.m. and arrived at Allingham Pasture about two hours later. There were sheep dogs and eight people driving 1,200 sheep - including lambs through Vavenby to the pasture Frank Allingham originally homesteaded Allingham Pasture in 1886. He was the first European settler in the upper North Thompson

Valley. Theodore Albert Moilliet, who established Aveley Ranch in 1906, would like to have bought the pasture from him but Allingham would not sell. Moilliet rented it in 1919 and started grazing sheep there in 1920. This was when the sheep moves through town began. Allingham died in

1938. Jack Moilliet, who took over Aveley Ranch at 16 years of age after his father Theodore tragically died in 1935, bought Allingham Pasture in 1940 from Allingham’s estate. Jack’s son, Ian, and Ian’s sons continue to carry on what his grandfather began.

DOGGIE ADVENTURES: From scaredy-cat to sublimely ridiculous This first experience was not mine, but since Kodi-thebig-black-dog was one of the main players, I feel justified in sharing it on my Trekking Tales. Long-time readers might even remember that he “wrote” two of them describing Summer Solstice outings that John and I enjoyed with him and his folks. Kodi and his “dad” (Doug) were walking in their wild, extensive “back 40” (Crown land) when Kodi left the trail, as he often did. He barked soon after, which had Doug telling him to quit bugging the squirrels. After Kodi barked a second time, Kodi’s human informed him that he was not going to hang around. Soon after Doug started walking away, he heard a howl from Kodi such as he had never heard before. Needless to say, he turned back imme-

Trekking Tales )` 2H`2UV_ diately to locate his well-loved dog. Kodi was not alone. Crouched and facing him, their noses less than two metres apart, was a full-grown cougar. Rather than risk attack by turning his back on this large, aggressive cat, Kodi had yelped for help. Perhaps the fawn-coloured feline felt fear from this big black dog too. Into this standoff walked Doug. The cougar cleverly decide that three was a crowd. It turned and slinked away. “He disappeared into the bush like a snake slithering

off,” was how Doug described the cougar’s exit. “Within seconds, it was out of sight leaving no sign that it had ever been there.” He then added, “How often do we walk past them when we are out on the trails, without even knowing they are around?” Kodi, rescued and safe, eventually calmed down. “Do dogs have adrenalin?” Doug wonders. “At least half an hour elapsed before he was breathing normally.” Being of a scientific and enquiring mind, Doug revisited the scene on a different day. Very close to

where the encounter had occurred lay the remains of a deer - and much cougar scat. Kodi had chanced upon the cougar’s dining room table. The characters and setting for the next “chapter” were tallblack-poodle-Jake and I, walking the lanes near our home. Whether I’m on foot or on a bicycle, Jake loves to hang back and let me get a good lead (as long as I’m still visible). He’ll then suddenly sprint, skimming past me on long, thin legs, eventually stopping well up ahead, but where he can see me coming. He then grins back over his shoulder, and does a little exploring until it’s time to play his game over again. On part of this particular lane loop, he was behind me and (uncharacteristically) out of sight when I heard him bark: once “Teasing the squirrels, Jake?” twice - “Come

on, Jake. Leave them in peace.” However, having heard Doug and Kodi’s story just the day before, I was already turning back somewhat anxiously when he barked a third time. Coming within sight of him, I could only laugh. Lying in the middle of the trail was a small, irregularly shaped, mossy-brown, gnarled stump. Looking relieved at being “rescued”, Jake gave a grrr-oof that was a cross between “I win” and embarrassment, as he carefully skirted past this scary lump of wood. Perhaps adrenaline was charging through him too, but he recuperated quickly. I cannot help wondering: “What would he have done if he’d been in Kodi’s place?” Best friends as these two sizeable black dogs are, courage might not have been endowed upon them in equal measures.

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Contractors encouraged to call before digging By Tanya Miller, Kinder Morgan Canada contractor Kelvin Stelter was delivering a safety presentation at Clearwater Secondary School on the afternoon of April 24 when his phone rang. Stelter, a technical supervisor for pipeline maintenance at Kinder Morgan Canada, was emphasizing the importance of awareness and preventing pipeline damage as a pipeline maintenance technician was calling to inform him of an incident that could have easily been avoided with a different type of call - a BC One Call. Once Stelter arrived at a farmer’s field in Clearwater, he learned that a contractor had started excavating an area covering part of the Trans Mountain pipeline that runs from Burnaby to Edmonton, Alberta. The contractor was trying to remove a billboard that had collapsed by the pipeline when one of Kinder Morgan Canada’s technicians noticed him there. Fortunately, Roger Lambert, a Kinder Morgan Canada technician based out of Blue River, intercepted the contractor before any severe damage occurred, although it did warrant a precautionary shutdown of the pipeline. Stelter says they were able to remediate the minor damage on site, but if it had gone unnoticed, it could have worsened over time and become an even greater expense. “We don’t like seeing that or dealing with it,” says Stelter. “It’s just unfortunate when it happens.” Stelter says the contractor was no

more than 10 meters away from a pipeline marker that warned of the pipeline, along with instructions to make a BC One Call. “I’m really glad nobody got hurt,” says Stelter. “It could’ve been a lot worse than it was. I told the contractor, ‘I’m glad we’re talking to him, not about him’.” Before this incident, the contractor said he was only vaguely familiar with the BC One Call initiative, which encourages anyone breaking ground to call before they dig. BC One Call is a free service that provides information on underground infrastructure within three days of submitting the request. Making a BC One Call only takes a minute, compared with the time and costs resulting from damage - even in a rural area such as the farmer’s field. “I didn’t even know I did it,” says the contractor. “If I’d known about the rightof-way I would’ve never gone near it.” Despite the pipeline markers and signs, Stelter says he has encountered similar scenarios in the past. “How do you get the point across to landowners?” asks Stelter. “We keep trying to get the message out there to the contractors, emergency responders, anybody who might be fighting forest fires - and it has worked really well with the RCMP and firefighters - but there’s still more of a collaborative effort needed.” Through this experience, the contractor has learned to always make a BC One Call, and he’ll be sharing that message through his story at the Damage

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A small excavator rests in a farmer’s field in Clearwater after Kinder Morgan staff discovered a contractor digging holes to repair a collapsed billboard. The contractor was no more than 10 meters from a pipeline marker. Photo submitted by Kinder Morgan Prevention Presentation & Contractor Breakfast hosted by Kinder Morgan Canada on Tuesday, June 26 at the Clearwater Ski Hill Lodge. Stelter will be presenting as well, using this as an opportunity to educate the public. “We’re not saying you shouldn’t perform the work, we’re just saying we respond to all One calls, so call first,”

says Stelter. “It’s damage prevention on our side, but it’s also safety on theirs.” For more information on the presentation, please visit: aspx?id=prevention, or contact Gail Sommerfeldt at (250) 587-6372 or gail_ Always Call Before You Dig BC One Call: 1-800-474-6886

Old-growth forest protection faces challenges Forest Practices Board VICTORIA - An investigation into the state of oldgrowth forest retention in the province has concluded that, while old growth retention objectives are being implemented, government needs to track retention areas, and evaluate whether or not they are actually effective in protecting biodiversity. The report, released today, notes that government and the forest industry have invested significant resources into identifying old-growth forest

for retention since the mid1990s. Over 55,000 old-growth management areas have been identified, covering nearly four million hectares of forest. “We saw examples of forest companies voluntarily protecting old-growth management areas to ensure they are meeting the Province’s objectives,” said board chair Al Gorley. “However, because many of these areas do not have legal status, that protection is not guaranteed in the future. Even with legal status, protection is not assured when other industries operating on public

land are not subject to the oldgrowth rules.” The board’s report makes six recommendations to government to improve the protection of old-growth forests in the province. The Forest Practices Board is B.C.’s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices, reporting its findings and recommendations directly to the public and government. The board can investigate and report on current forestry and range issues and make recommendations for improvement to practices and legislation.

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