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Logging plans cause Upper Clearwater concerns Keith McNeill Many Upper Clearwater residents are unhappy about Canfor’s plans to log in their area. However, the company has only done preliminary field reconnaissance and has not decided yet how much it will log, if at all, according to a Canfor spokesperson. Abut 40 people gathered in the Upper Clearwater Hall on Sunday evening, June 17, to hear concerns voiced by members of the Upper Clearwater referral group regarding Canfor’s plans. Members of the group are George Briggs, Tay Briggs, Tom Dickenson, Ellen Ferguson, Trevor Goward, Erik Milton, Steve Murray, Ryan Papp and Frank Smith. All but Dickenson were present at Sunday’s meeting. Papp gave the main presentation on behalf of the referral group. Canfor’s plans appear to violate a document called the Guiding Principles for the Management of Land and Resources in the Upper Clearwater Valley, Papp said. That document was developed 13 years ago after three years of dialog between Upper Clearwater residents and Ministry of Forests. Concerns raised during the meeting followed three main themes: hydrology, viewscapes and mountain caribou. Canfor’s proposal would involve 14 cutblocks totaling over 1,000 ha on the slopes of the Trophy Mountains. Large areas of the Trophies were logged in the 1980s, the meeting was told. During the 1990s there were a series of washouts of culverts and bridges over creeks draining the areas logged. Cost of repairing the First Canyon washout and replacing the missing culvert with a bridge was about $2 million, the meeting was told. Doing the same at Third Canyon culvert cost $3 million. Other washouts have occurred at Spahats Creek, Grouse Creek and Fage Creek. Watching normally quiet Fage Creek in flood was one of the most impressive things he’s seen, said George Briggs. Boulders the size of Volkswagens were being moved by the water. Those at the meeting did not know how much the government had collected in

stumpage from the logging in the 1980s but they did not feel it would come close to matching the costs involved in the washouts. They also were concerned that any new logging might the groundwater and surface water used by Upper Clearwater residents for household uses and irrigation. Much of the new logging being proposed would be on steeper slopes than were logged in the 1980s, members of the referral group said. Much of the 1980s logging is still visible today from Highway 5 and Clearwater Valley Road. The new logging would be even more visible, members of the referral group feared. The recent downturn in the forest economy proved the importance of tourism to Clearwater and the Wells Gray Park area, said Trevor Goward. Many people come from Europe to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the park. That enjoyment would be spoiled if they had to drive through clearcuts to get to it, he said. “We’re the gatekeepers to this and this is a world stage,” said Steve Murray. “If we don’t speak up and do something, they’ll blow through this valley.” Another concern mentioned was Canfor’s reported plans to log along the west side of the Clearwater River. That area is not included in the Guiding Principles but clearcuts there would be plainly visible from the road to Wells Gray Park. Pretty well the whole of the Clearwater Valley was burned in 1926, Trevor Goward reminded the meeting. That meant there hasn’t been much merchantable timber in the valley until now. That is changing as trees mature and sawmill take smaller wood, he said. The trees in some of the proposed cutblocks are just about mature enough to start providing lichen for mountain caribou to feed on, he said. If those areas are logged, the clearcuts will attract browsers such as moose, which in turn will attract predators such as wolves, which will attack the caribou, he felt. What to do about the situation was the subject of much debate. The Upper Clearwater residents present

Longtime Upper Clearwater resident George Briggs reads a statement outlining his thoughts on Canfor’s plans to log the slopes above his home. “Nobody’s against logging per se,” he says, “but we have to give consideration to sensitive places.” Photo by Keith McNeill passed unanimously a motion calling for Canfor to respect the letter and the spirit of the Guiding Principles. Goward said he planned to work

towards a moratorium and invited those present to help him. For Canfor’s reaction to the controversy, see page A12.




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No to plastic Clearwater Secondary School students Reid Rebinsky (l) and Katie Bieber ask members of Clearwater town council on Tuesday about their campaign to eliminate single-use plastic grocery bags. They would like to make the last week in September bag-free and asked for a letter of support. Mayor John Harwood said the matter would be referred to staff and the business community would be asked for feedback. Photo by Keith McNeill

Free Saturday bus coming for summer Keith McNeill Seniors, young people and others on limited incomes will get a break this summer. District of Clearwater council voted last Tuesday to bring in a Saturday bus service for the summer - and it will be free. The local transit service from Vavenby to Blackpool presently only operates on weekdays. The Saturday bus will start at Vavenby in the morning and travel to Blackpool through


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When we sell a property, the Brokerage & Rep jointly donate $50 to a local charity or nonprofit organization of the Seller’s choice HEATHER MCDERMID – MINOR HOCKEY PAT MAYER & LYNNE FRIZZLE – FOOD BANK DENNY & MARK PETRIK – CLEARWATER HOSPICE GARY BRAATEN – HIGHWAY RESCUE

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Kinder Morgan explains pipeline project running underneath it, said Toth. Construction involved digging a short Kinder Morgan is just piece of trench, laying one beginning a five-year process section of pipe in it and to twin its Transmountain welding it to the previous pipeline, project manager Greg one, then digging another Toth told District of Clearwater short piece of trench. council last Tuesday evening. The twinning projThe pre-application phase is ect would expand expected to last two years but Transmountain’s capacity public input will be sought all from the present 300,000 through the process. barrels per day to 850,000, “Our company president, he said. Ian Anderson, is committed Before initiating the to respective, transparent and expansion process, Kinder collaborative interactions,” he Morgan first obtained said. commitments from its cusRouting appears to be one tomers to make use of the of the major issues and where extra capacity. the second pipeline will travel Kinder Morgan representative Greg Toth Discussions with landhas yet to be determined, the speaks to Clearwater town council last owners began in Alberta Kinder Morgan spokesperson Tuesday. Photo by Keith McNeill two weeks ago and in said. B.C. last week. “Where practical it will folToth noted the company needs the landowners’ low the existing pipeline,” he said, “except a lot has consent to go on private property. changed in 60 years.” Consultations with regulators, First Nations and Areas that have seen extensive urban developother groups also are beginning. ment or where environmental sensitivities have In about two weeks the first field routing teams been identified will be avoided, where possible. will begin their work. Brush clearing to build the original pipeline According to a company handout, Kinder began in the spring of 1952 and oil started flowing Morgan plans to file an application with the from Edmonton to Burnaby 18 months later. National Energy Board in late 2013. The sections from Darfield to Kamloops and If the NEB approves the application, construcfrom Edmonton to Hinton were twinned in 1957. In 2008 the pipeline was twinned through Jasper tion could start in 2016. The proposed expanded pipeline system could be in operation by 2017. and Mount Robson parks. Vavenby rancher Hugh Graffunder asked what About 60 per cent of the route through the parks time of year the construction might take place. followed the existing Transmountain right-of-way. Toth said that has yet to be determined but the Over 39 per cent of the rest went along other existstretch from Clearwater to Merritt has generally ing right-of-ways, such as highways and railroads. lower snowfall and so might be done in winter. One section of the new route through the parks Graffunder said that would suit him as it would followed a disused railroad bed. Not only was it mean less disruption for his hayfields. narrow but also there was already a fibreoptic line

Keith McNeill

DOC payroll down from previous year Keith McNeill Payroll expenses for District of Clearwater appear to be down slightly from last year, even though the remuneration for mayor and council have gone up. According to figures released during last Tuesday’s council meeting, Mayor John Harwood’s remuneration for Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011 was about $17,000, plus $3,700 in expenses. This compares with $14,000 in remuneration in 2010 and $1,900 in expenses. Ken Kjenstad was the only council member to work through the year, as all the other members of the previous council decided not to run in last fall’s municipal elections. Kjenstad took home $8,900 in remuneration and $5,700 in expenses. The year before the remuneration for a councilor was $7,880. The other mem-

bers of the previous council: Brent Buck, Christy Dobi, Candus Graffunder, Stephanie Teare and Bert Walker, all received about $8,500 in pay. Their expenses ranged from $4,500 for Bert Walker to zero for Brent Buck and Christy Dobi. The new members of council: Barry Banford, Merlin Blackwell, Gord Heisterman, Jon Kreke and Shelley Sim, received $343 for the few weeks they worked. Most collected about $500 in expenses as well. Total pay for mayor and council was

$70,000 compared to $61,300 the year before. Top income earner at the municipality was former chief administrative officer Isabell Hadford, with $108,000 in remuneration and $2,300 in expenses. Next came corporate administrator and new chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx. Her remuneration of $96,000 included wages donated to the Cancer Foundation and earning related to the municipal election. Groulx’ expenses for the year were $7,900. Public works foreman Rob Griffiths took

home $79,000 in remuneration and $2,100 in expenses. The year before he brought home $92,000 in pay and $2,300 in expenses. Income and expenses for employees earning less than $75,000 per year were not reported. Total remuneration for all employees was $994,000. This was somewhat less than the $1,070,000 reported the year before. Grand total for employees plus elected officials was $1,064,000. In 2010 the grand total was $1,130,000.

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A map from Kinder Morgan shows how the proposed expanded pipeline would closely follow the existing routing of the Transmountain system. Map courtesy of Kinder Morgan

What’s Happening 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!) 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 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 Tax Notices Have you received your Tax Notice? If not please give the District of Clearwater office a call at 250.674.2257.

*Please note: ICBC/Motor Vehicle office will be closed from 11:30-1:30pm on Tuesday June 26


recognition luncheon.

Upcoming Events June 30th, 2012    at the Farmers Market 9:00am-12:00 July 1, 2012 Celebrate Canada at Dutch Lake Beach 11:00am-4:00pm. Upcoming Meetings of Council July 10, 2012 Parks and Recreation Committee meeting 5:00pm July 10, 2012 Regular Council meeting 7:00pm.

Civic address: 132 Station Road Box 157, Clearwater,B.C. V0E 1N0 Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30 District Office Ph: 250-674-2257 • Fax: 250-674-2173 email address:

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“ Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.” - Leroy 'Satchel' Paige, baseball player editorial by keith mcNeill

End windshield time for public servants

Weak approach from pesticide committee Editor, The Times: Recently, British Columbians learned the Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides wants increased public education and licensing of pesticide applicators. This is the weakest, do-nothing approach of any province considering banning the sale and use of traditional, highly toxic lawn and garden pesticides. Seven provinces have banned 2,4-D, the one ingredient com-

mittee chairman and Kootenay-East Liberal MLA Bill Bennett said should not be prohibited. In addition to rejecting provincial bans as "unscientific," the committee's B.C. Liberal majority endorsed Health Canada's approval of the chemical landscaping industry's pesticide products. We just need to be educated about "safe" use.

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While the committee dismissed submissions from many residents and organizations supporting a ban, Premier Christy Clark has wanted one for years and Environment Minister Terry Lake championed a Union of BC Municipalities ban resolution in 2008, when he was Kamloops' mayor. Clark needs to instruct Lake to draft precautionary ban legislation like that which exists in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. Last year, B.C. passed one of the toughest animalcruelty laws in Canada because of 56 dead Olympic sled dogs. There's more than sled dogs in need of protection in B.C.

The BC Liberals and the federal Conservatives both identify themselves as private enterprise parties. Perhaps they should take some lessons from private enterprise on how to run their governments. For those who missed him, Kinder Morgan project manager Greg Toth made quite an interesting presentation to District of Clearwater council on Tuesday evening. Most of it was about the company's plans to twin the Transmountain Pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby. One of his more interesting statements, however, had to do with how the pipeline company is now decentralizing its operations back into the small towns. For example, a few years ago there were no Transmountain employees stationed in Clearwater. Now there are seven. The company found that, with too many functions centralized in offices in the city, employees spent too much "windshield time" traveling back and forth, and not enough time actually dealing with problems on the ground. In many ways the earlier situation with Transmountain is similar to what we are experiencing with the provincial and federal governments. As with the pipeline company several years ago, both senior levels of government are seeking to cut costs by cutting services to outlying areas. BC Parks at one time had three or four people stationed permanently in Clearwater and Wells Gray Park, plus several more seasonal employees. Gradually that number got cut down until there was

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Clearwater Minor Ball needs community support Editor, The Times:

Over the past nine years that I have been involved with Clearwater Minor Ball we have had teams travel all over British Columbia to be a part of provincial championships. We have also travelled as far as Saskatchewan for Western Canadian Finals. One of the most frequent questions that we are asked is, "Where is Clearwater?" We now have the chance to show B.C. where Clearwater is. We will be hosting the 2012 Midget/ Peewee provincial championships in Clearwater July 13-15. When we started the planning process we had esti-

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only one - and then none. All park management is now done by remote control out of Kamloops and Victoria. Same story with BC Forest Service. Not too many years ago there were so many employees stationed locally that they couldn't fit inside the district office next to Highway 5 and they had to use portables. Now there is just a skeleton crew there and if the receptionist gets sick or goes on holiday, they have to lock the doors to keep the public out. The social services ministry formerly had a sizeable presence in Clearwater, with a large staff in the building now occupied by North Thompson Funeral Home. Now that ministry is gone and people needing help have to settle for call center counseling from Kamloops. Just recently we learned that the federal government plans to eliminate the Department of Fisheries and Oceans office in Clearwater. Not too many years ago there were four or five people working there full-time. Now there are just two, and they can do their job better if they are re-located to somewhere more central, we are told. Kinder Morgan is not exactly well know for its wasteful management practices - in fact, quite the opposite. If the pipeline company decided it preferred to have boots on the ground to more paper pushers in head office, you can bet there were good reasons. Our provincial and federal governments should take a page out of the private enterprise book. Get our public officials back out into the real world where they can see what is really happening, make real decisions and make a real difference.

mated 10-12 teams but now that number has increased to 18 teams. Clearwater has not hosted the provincials in over 20 years, and we have not seen this big of a sporting event in quite some time. We are estimating that this event will bring over 900 people to our community for the four days in which the event will occur. With the increased number of teams we have had to increase our fundraising efforts as well as our volunteer list. Clearwater Minor Ball is calling upon the community to help us run an efficient tournament so we can pursue future bids for provincial championships.

We are looking for businesses to donate items for our door prizes, cash donations, and or to purchase add space in our program which will reach over 300 people. We are also looking for individuals to help us with 50/50, scorekeeping, field maintenance and the concessions. If you have a couple of hours over the weekend, come out and join us in showing B.C. what a great community Clearwater is. Please contact me if you can help in any way.

Melody Romeo, president Clearwater Minor Ball 250-674-3847

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Question of the Week

? Do you think we should go to year-round school ?

Richard Lovelock: I think so. Then the kids might learn something.

Jamie Pegg:

Gage Davidson

Brittani Towle:

Barb Quinn:

No, I think the kids need a break.

There'd be beneĂ&#x20AC;ts but it'd be too drastic a measure to bring in quickly. They'd have to ask the kids and gauge their reaction.

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Canada Day coming to North Thompson Valley KEITH MCNEILL Canada Day is coming up next Sunday and there will be activities for the whole family in Clearwater and in Blue River. District of Clearwater will once again host Canada Day celebrations at Dutch Lake Beach on July 1. The fun will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. A special occasion to note will be the unveiling of the sign for the Bampton Recreation Area next to Dutch Lake Park. Other events will include Zumba on the beach, face-painting, canoeing and artisan displays. Regatta Guy and Regatta Gals will make an appearance. Barbequed snacks and beverages will be available by donation.

Everyone will be welcome to enjoy the day with family and friends. Local residents are invited to fly a flag on their businesses or homes. Raft River Rockhounds will host their Canada Day Club Show on July 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show will take place on the grounds of Clearwater Country Inn/Blue Loon Grill next to Highway 5. Events at the multicultural show will include a Spirit Bear village, live music, food vendors, jewelry/craft vendors and children’s activities. Blue River to celebrate its 100th year Canada Day is always special in Blue River but this year it will be extra-special as the

community celebrates its 100th anniversary. Events will begin with the annual Canada Day parade. The parade will start at 11 a.m. and wind its way through town to the beach at Lake Eleanor. The singing of “O Canada” at the beach at noon will follow at 12 noon, followed by eating of some birthday cake. At 12:30 there will be a time capsule opening. Sandcastle making, canoe races, watermelon eating, nail pounding, diving, volleyball and other contests will be held at the beach during the afternoon. The festivities will wind up with a community dinner and dance in the evening at the community hall. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. while dancing will start at 8:30 p.m.


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Lieutenant Governor George Pearkes presented seven Clearwater pioneers with their Canadian centennial medallions. Receiving medals were Sarah Elizabeth Hagenson, Nellie Maude Parsons, Ada Elizabeth Pearse, Della May Williams, Fredrick Alfred Cuthbertson and Ira Dewitt. Senior grades of schools in and around Clearwater were enjoying swimming lessons in the regular physical education periods at Dutch Lake.


YEARS AGO: North Thompson Car Club held a demolition derby beside Clearwater Snowdrifters’ snowmobile racing track (more recently the stockcar oval). Overall winners were the team of Stu McIver and Jim Vaughn.

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HISTORICAL Perspective


YEARS AGO: Three scholarships were awarded to the CSS class of 1977. Frank Zimmerman received the CNT Lions scholarship, while Terry Bonar was awarded the North Thompson Teachers scholarship and the Royal Canadian Legion scholarship. Carla Firomski gave a touching valedictory address.


YEARS AGO: Kamloops - North Thompson MLA Claude Richmond announced approval for planning an upgrade to Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. The upgrade would include moving and expanding the x-ray, laboratory and operating rooms, establishing a small mortuary, and improving the ambulance entrance. Clearwater’s Frank Richter Jr. won the allround cowboy award in

BACK IN TIME the B.C. High School Rodeo circuit. A B.C. government grant of $1,700 ensured that Clearwater’s tourist booth would open for the season.


YEARS AGO: An exchange teacher from New South Wales, Australia lost her life when she slipped on snow and fell about 2,000 feet down Raft Mountain. Jill Marjory Hockey had been working at CSS.


YEARS AGO: The provincial government decided to

leave whether or not to open the Clearwater River Road up to the two whitewater rafting companies that use it, said Kamloops - North Thompson MLA Fred Jackson. TNRD Area A director Paul Caissie described the decision to not maintain the road as “a kick in the teeth of this community.” Multinational Resources Inc. issued an information package that clarified its proposal to divert 1.2 trillion liters of water from the North Thompson to California. Total cost of the project was put in the $4 billion range.


YEARS AGO: Police held a massive roadblock north of Avola to check an expected 150 to 200 motorcycle gang members. Over 20 RCMP officers, two police service dogs, six marked police cruisers, six unmarked vehicles, and a motorhome telecom headquarters took part in the exercise. An area off Highway 5 at the end of KP Road was closed due to a slide. Approximately 100 feet across, mud, rocks and a number of trees covered the road surface to a depth of a foot or two.


YEARS AGO: Quick action by Clearwater volunteer firefighters helped contain a blaze at the home of Meaghan Donnelly near Dutch Lake. While the fire damaged only one room, much of the doublewide mobile home suffered smoke and water damage. A sand pit being proposed by Vavenby resident Hugh Graffunder and Target Products of Burnaby drew a large crowd to the Vavenby Community Hall on June 20. The pit would be located behind Vavenby Elementary School, between Highway 5 and the river. Concerns included increased noise and a negative effect on local property values.


YEARS AGO: Local cowboys and cowgirls were applauding a move by B.C. Parks to allow horseback riding in the North

Thompson Provincial Park. As part of the agreement, horseback riders in the park agreed to act as “ambassadors” to other park guests. Clearwater Minor Ball player Brett Richards was chosen to play for Team B.C. at the Western Canada Summer Games in Edmonton. Richards is considered to be one of the top pitchers in B.C.


YEAR AGO: Payroll expenses for District of Clearwater exceeded $1 million, according to the municipality’s Statement of Financial Information. Mayor John Harwood was paid about $14,000 in remuneration during 2010 plus was reimbursed for $1,900 in expenses. Vavenby sheep rancher Ian Moilliet published a book titled A Shepherd’s Heart. He wrote it on little scraps of paper over a period of many years.

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On Wednesday, June 13, members of the Clearwater and Little Fort Emergency Support Services teams combined for an exercise at Blackpool Hall. This exercise was part of the regular training of ESS team members for setting up and operating a reception center should an event, such as a flood, require the evacuation of people from their homes. Regular practicing of operational plans gives new team members a chance to become familiar with operations before an emergency hits and an activation is required. It also provides all members the opportunity to work together to develop or become familiar with a plan and to review procedures. This was the first time the team had worked in the newly renovated Blackpool Hall. As part of the exercise, an after action report is completed and a plan for setting up that particular facility is developed or revised. Issues such as

location, access, washrooms, equipment such as tables and chairs, kitchen facilities, capacity and the like are all taken into account. To date, ESS Clearwater has developed plans for the Sportsplex and the Blackpool Hall, while the Little Fort team has one for the Little Fort Hall. It is anticipated various facilities from Little Fort to Blue River will eventually be evaluated for possible use during evacuations. The Blackpool Hall Committee and Star Lake Women’s Institute were very supportive of this exercise, with some of the members even participating as “evacuees”. ESS Clearwater is comprised of volunteers from Blackpool to Upper Clearwater and Vavenby. If you are interested in becoming involved with ESS, you can contact Cheryl Thomas (director) or Grant Gale (alternate director). Training sessions are held the second Wednesday of every month at the TNRD Library on Murtle Crescent beside the Sportsplex.

For the record Times Staff The photo spread “Guitar band plays” in last week’s issue contained two errors. The boy playing the bongos behind Damon Chase was Jared Cole, not James Parsons. The blonde boy playing guitar was Cody Dana, not Taylor Hall. We apologize for the mistakes.

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TRU announces annual High School Chemistry Contest winners Times Staff Joey Pastorek of Clearwater Secondary tied for third overall in Chemistry 11 during the recent Thompson Rivers University High School Chemistry Contests. Leah Hamill of Sa-Hali Secondary tied with him for third overall and the two were tied for the top spot in School District 73. Pastorek’s teacher is Mike Lau. Held May 16, the 16th annual contest-a written test of knowledge and open to all Grade 11 and 12 chemistry students in B.C - attracted a total of 2,007 students from 75 different B.C. schools. Of that number, 1,421 were in Chemistry 11 and 586 were in Chemistry 12. A total of 141 students from SD73 and 13 from SD27 participated. In Chemistry 11 Honours, Jesse Mohr tied for first overall, Keegan Richter tied for second overall, and Tye Desrosiers tied for third overall. The three are students at South Kamloops Secondary and have Glen Poelzer

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students to TRU. As a bonus to local School District 73 Grade 11 students, about 40 are invited to write the contest at the Kamloops campus and then participate in a variety of hands-on lab experiments with TRU faculty. TRU Williams Lake also offers SD27 local students a similar experience. This year students quantified the amount of cranberry juice in commercial beverages.

Clearwater Secondary student Joey Pastorek won third place out of over 1,400 students in a chemistry 11 contest held by Thompson Rivers University. Times file photo

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Nature plays a large part in Art by Ecki stream, I often see something that gives me an idea for a project,” says the artist, “I may pick up a rock that would be just right to paint something on, or maybe I am lucky to find a moose or deer antler, and I know right away what I want to carve on it!” He notes that nearly all the materials he uses in his creations are natural; giving the artwork its special character. Sometimes a person may come into the gallery to view Ecki’s work, and they may purchase a special item of art for their own home. Most of the time though, Ecki and Marilyn market the artwork by taking part in craft fairs. “At some I do well, with others I do not,” commented the artist on selling his work through craft fairs. The couple says they have a few tentative ideas in mind for marketing - such as going on the road to sell their creations. But right now, they have no immediate plans that they want to follow. “We like it here in Vavenby,” says Ecki, “We feel comfortable around here, and we do enjoy to be with the friends we have made in the area. For now, ‘Ecki’s Art’ will have its home in the North Thompson Valley.”

By Elli Kohnert The small settlement of Vavenby is home to Ecki Manthei, a gifted artist who’s artwork grows out of his connection to nature, and his drive to follow every new idea with a passion that moves him to create what is in his imagination, without delay. Ecki’s When I am walking home in the forest, or stands out from along a stream, all othI often see ers in the Vavenby something that trailer park gives me an idea where it cannot be for a project. missed. Two large Ecki Manthei life-like eagles formed from wood, seem to be guarding his property. Varieties of creatures also made from wood, line the path to the house; and the ambiance of this place leaves no doubt that an artist lives here. Ecki, and his life partner, Marilyn, arrived in the North Thompson Valley about five years ago. When they saw the trailer court in Vavenby, they “liked it right away and bought it”; a comfortable, quiet place that allows his creativity to flourish. Ecki says he emigrated with his parents from Austria when he was a very young boy in 1945. He has lived and worked in various northern locations in Canada, and eventually came to live in Cloverdale, B.C. It is there that he began his artistic career. Seashells were his medium then, says Ecki as he explains how they lend themselves to be made into clocks for instance, or be used as a canvas for his paintings.

Ecki Manthei of Vavenby shows one of the many antlers he has carved that are displayed in his home gallery. When the couple eventually settled in the community of Vavenby, it is here that Ecki took on art as his life work. Ecki has transformed one room of their home into an art gallery, where he now displays the numerous ‘Art By Ecki’ creations. The variety of his work is

remarkable; it ranges from usable art, like wooden spoons and clocks, to wildlife and nature paintings. Ecki uses antlers for many of his carvings that depict wildlife, especially wolves, in their habitat. “When I am walking in the forest, or along a

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Theft of plants A local vender in Clearwater had a number of vegetable plants taken from his residence. He works hard at growing the plants and providing Clearwater residents with something they would otherwise have to travel to Kamloops for. In this particular case, a number of pepper, cucumber and cobra tomato plants were taken. If anyone has information on who may have taken the plants, it would be very helpful in returning the plants to their rightful owner. Please contact the local police detachment or Crimestoppers. Increased break-ins Since the start of summer, Clearwater has seen a number of break-ins to local businesses. In most cases, it appears to A11 C








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traffic along the highway. Residents are reminded to keep valuables locked up. This includes their vehicles and houses. Tweaked drinking and driving laws On June 15, an updated version of British Columbia’s drinking and driving laws came into effect. For the most part, the laws are unchanged. Keep in mind that refusing to provide a breath sample carries with it the same consequences as a fail reading. On June16, police conducted a road check and stopped a vehicle. The driver explained that the smell was the result of spilled beer. Officers found signs that the person had in fact been drinking. The person was given four opportunities to provide a suitable sample of breath but did not. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days and the person is prohibited from driving for 90 days.

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Canfor answers Upper Clearwater concerns Keith McNeill “Canfor is only at the earliest stages of field reconnaissance

into the area and is doing very preliminary public consultation.” That was the reply by company spokesper-

son Christine Kennedy to questions raised by the Upper Clearwater referral group as reported in the story on page one. “We can understand the interest by the local community and we will work to address those concerns,” she said. Which of the proposed logging blocks will be logged and when has yet to be decided. Possibly some or even all might not be logged, Kennedy said. When asked if Canfor intends to abide by the letter and spirit of the Guiding Principles for the Management of Land and Resources in the Upper Clearwater Valley, Kennedy said the forest company would comply with all higher level plans and engage in public consultation. Their intention is to be good neighbors, she said. She could not say how much of the log-

ging would involve clearcutting. “It’s far too soon to consider harvesting methods,” Kennedy said. The Canfor spokesperson said they recognize there is a history of washouts in the area. There will need to be a full hydrological assessment before logging can begin. Visual quality will be another factor they take into consideration, if and when the blocks proceed into operational plans. There will be full public consultation on this as well, she said. “That’s the way Canfor works,” Kennedy said. Right: A map of Trophy Mountain northeast of Clearwater shows shows existing logging in green and cutblocks proposed by Canfor in orange. Map by Upper Clearwater referral group


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Standing ovation for Filek at Serenity Robyn Rexin Saturday, June 16 was the second concert at the Serenity Performing Arts Centre. It began at 7 p.m. and did not end until 10:30. There was a good crowd attending, especially when one considered what the weather had been like all day. But by evening the rain had stopped, it warmed up, and there was a mild breeze. First on stage was singer and guitarist Bart Chenuz, accompanied by Doug Fenwick on the guitar. Both live in Clearwater. Chenuz works for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. He also sings at coffee shops. Fenwick owns Clearwater’s Blue Loon Grill with his wife Jeannette. He also sings there. Chenuz is a great singer and has a soft voice. He was raised in Kimberley and has been singing for 33 years. Some of his songs were quite comical. One was written by Vavenby resident Gary Goodie for his wife. Goodie asked Chenuz to do the music for it. It is called Canadian Girl and is dedicated to all Canadian girls. Chenuz added some of his own words. Chenuz said that he felt honored to be playing at Serenity. Fenwick felt Shirley was doing a great job and, to support her, the Blue Loon will be doing a link from the new Blue Loon website

Paul Filek that is under construction. For more information on Chenuz go to bartchenuz@myspace. Next on stage were Paul Filek and his band. Filek performed at Serenity two years ago but solo. The band has been together for two years now. Their music was rock and roll at times. The audience got into the music by clapping and singing along. Some of the songs were recognizable as they have often been played on the radio. The band had good body movement while playing and did a great cover of one of the Beatles’ songs.

Filek is the main singer and played two different guitars. One was a Martin acoustic and the other a Peavey electric that he has been playing for just six months. He was born and raised in Kamloops. Lonny Eagleton played two kinds of guitars as well - the second one a Les Paul from the ‘50s -, the trumpet, and sang backup. He was from Kelowna. Bass guitarist Jon Baregen (nicknamed Burgundy) is from Ladner. The drummer Brian Badd was originally from Australia but now lives in Vancouver, as do the rest. He gave some of his drumsticks away as souvenirs. Filek has been performing for seven years now. He has just released his fourth album called Paper Plains and Spare Change. He is now going in a more “poppy” direction such as Maroon and #5. He had CDs, T-shirts and

hats for sale that night. The audience spent a great evening sitting outside and listening to two wonderful performances. Both Chenuz and Filek were quite comical. Filek was brought back on stage with an encore call from the audience. The evening ended with the announcement of the winner of the draw sponsored by Kamloops’ Night Out. com. The winner, Wilna Ruttan, won $100 worth of gift certificates for a variety of pubs and restaurants in Kamloops. The next concert is on Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m. rain or shine. Performers will be the Kenny Byrka Band, Pauline Kyllonen, and a new up-and-coming country singer, Rachel Ashley. Ashley is Byrka’s daughter and will sing with him. There will be a concession run by the Log Inn Pub from Avola. For tickets phone Shirley de Vooght at 250-676-9456.

Girl with the Sturgeon Tattoo Robyn Kreke wears a stick-on tattoo as she takes part in a free family fishing day at Alpine Meadows Resort on Saturday, June 16. Rain in Clearwater kept numbers down, even though conditions at the lake weren't bad. Photo by Keith McNeill

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Monday, June 25, 2012 Clearwater Times

Sports A rocky ride to glory for long distance cyclist Shawn Wenger - Kamloops This Week

Paddlers enjoy a trip on the clearwater River with Interior Whitewater.

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IWE accepted into Signature collection Times Staff Clearwater’s own Interior Whitewater Expeditions (IWE) has been accepted into the Canadian Tourism Commission’s prestigious Signature Experiences Collection. “It’s very prestigious,” said Interior Whitewater owner Doug Trotter. “The Signature Experiences are supposed to be once-in-a-lifetime adventures.” In particular, IWE’s five-day/for-night multisport adventure called “Do You Believe in Magic?” is showcased in the collection. The tour involves two days of canoeing on Mahood Lake, a hike from Mahood to the Clearwater River, and then two days of whitewater rafting on the Clearwater - all in Wells Gray Provincial Park. Sights seen along the route include Sylvia



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and Goodwin falls along the Mahood River, and side-trips to see Moul and Spahats falls along the Clearwater. Other sights include native pictographs that date back as far as 3,000 years. Cost of the Do You Believe in Magic? trip is $1450 plus tax for an adult. IWE has been offering the five-day trip for about eight years, said Trotter. Everyone who has gone on it, including the guides, say it is awesome, he said. Three or four years ago a couple from Saudi Arabia picked Do You Believe in Magic? after researching trips all around the World. Last year a family from France and England completed the trip and then sent Trotter a photo album chronicling their adventures. Being accepted as a Signature Experience means IWE can use that designation in its advertisements and promotions, said Trotter. Canadian Tourism Commission will also advertise the adventure in its promotions around the world. Interior Whitewater Expeditions was one of 48 businesses accepted into the Signature Experiences Collection this spring. IWE was the only rafting company to be accepted into the collection this spring and remains one of only two rafting companies in the entire collection.

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It has been done. Against better judgment. Against the forces of headwind. Against all messages sent by muscles, heart and lungs - I have qualified for the B.C. Randonneurs Rocky Mountain 1,200-kilometre race on July 22. After last year’s unsuccessful attempt at the 600-kilometre race, I went into this year with trepidation. Even after completing the 200-kilometre and 300-kilometre races and almost cracking the women’s B.C. Randonneurs’ record in the 400-kilometre, I was worried. The 400-kilometre race can be done in one day without sleep and without darkness. The 600-kilometre requires an overnight, making it a whole different challenge. And, as if that wasn’t enough to worry about, we started the day with the threat of rain and wind. Thankfully, the only rain occurred in the first two hours, but the wind persisted. The first 118 kilometers to Cache Creek took eight hours when the trip should have taken four or five hours. It is in that first 100 kilometers when the mental games threaten to make you give up and stop the forward struggle against the neverending wind. I was a little concerned when my husband Chris broke into the Red Bull so early on, but it turned out to be just what we needed to lift our energy and spirits for the long uphill ride through my childhood memories. Cache Creek, where I went to elementary school, 20 Mile, where I turned off every day on the school bus home, and Clinton, where I had my first summer job. As we climbed toward 100 Mile, the sun came out, but the wind never ceased. We climbed on, arriving in 100 Mile at 6 p.m. and checking into the hotel. But, it wasn’t time to stop. The headwind continued toward Williams Lake and I began to fantasize about the tailwind on the way back. We finally rolled into Williams Lake at 10 p.m., just in time to load up with chocolate and Coke, turn on our bike lights and turn back for 100 Mile. Riding in the dark is surreal. Perspective disappears, leaving you unsure if you are climbing or riding on the flats. Only your gears give you a clue. The temperature dropped to 2

C as we rode back into 100 Mile at 2:30 a.m. and pulled into Tim Horton’s. A hot meal never tasted so good. I have mixed feelings about whether it would have been better to keep riding since getting on the bike seat again at 6:30 a.m. was excruciating. In the morning, the sun was out and Horse Lake Road was quiet. We had our only tailwind, but the enjoyment was short-lived when we began to ascend McDonald Summit. Thankfully, we began our descent into Little Fort, dropping 10 kilometers on an eight per cent grade with seven runaway lanes. From Little Fort back to Kamloops became a bit of a sufferfest. I would have expected nothing less. The final 20 kilometers were crazy. The headwind came back with a vengeance. I was a little It’s a good thing concerned when my we were so husband Chris broke close, or it would have into the Red Bull so been easy early on ... to sit on the side of the road and cry. Shawn Wenger But, we rolled into the Halston Husky and dismounted at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Out of the nine people who started on Saturday morning at 6 a.m., we were two of the four who finished. I am proud to have persevered. I am excited to have ridden my bike with my awesome husband for 600 kilometers in 33 hours with 16,000 vertical feet of climbing and 340 kilometers of headwind. The end result - qualifying for the Rocky Mountain 1200, which takes 120 riders from Kamloops to Jasper to Lake Louise and back to Kamloops in between 84 to 90 hours. I am terrified, exhilarated, exhausted and excited. Did I mention I was terrified? - Shawn Wenger is a BCRPA registered personal trainer and weight training and group fitness instructor. She runs her own business called Fitness For Mortals. E-mail for information.

Clearwater Times Monday, June 25, 2012 A15

Vavenby community water system receives funds for needed upgrades Thompson-Nicola Regional District The Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s board recently approved the expenditure of $20,000 from the Federal Gas Tax Community Works Fund to help pay for erosion control of the Vavenby Community Water System intake. “This money is going towards important bank stabilization efforts at the intake location,” said Tim Pennell, Electoral Area “A” (Wells Gray Country) director. “These upgrades are much needed as further bank erosion could jeopardize the intake infrastructure.”

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As part of the stabilization efforts, riprap will be These placed on the banks and vegetation remediation will upgrades are also be employed. much needed ... The Vavenby Community Water System is owned and Tim Pennell operated by the TNRD. So far, the TNRD has completed 63 projects totaling $2.64 million worth of funding from the gas tax, which helps upgrade local government buildings to be more environmentally sound.

Weather ideal for hatching mosquitoes Salmon Arm Observer The cool wet weather and rising rivers have combined to create the perfect storm of conditions for mosquitoes in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. The TNRD says it’s shaping up to be another higherthan-normal year for the little blood suckers.

Martin Dickson, the TNRD’s environmental services technician, says crews are pretty much treating continually, working seven days a week and 12-hour days. The method being used the most right now is hand-treating with a bacteria that attacks mosquito larvae. Some spraying has also occurred. Dickson says residents can

cut down on the numbers of mosquitoes in their own yards and neighbourhoods by changing out bird bath water once a week, dumping standing water from things like planter trays and kiddie pools. You can get more information from the 24-hour mosquito advisory hotline at 250-3725700.


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Teacher Bobbi Tucker presents certificates to members of Clearwater Playschool’s graduating class during a ceremony held Thursday, June 14.

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Vavenby community honors three graduates Robyn Rexin Three students who graduated from Clearwater Secondary this year are from Vavenby: Cory Jones, Cascara Loucks, and Baylee Sallenbach. Sallenbach spent all of her elementary school days in the Vavenby school. When she graduated she earned a total of $4,200 in bursaries and scholarships. She plans on going to UBC to get a teaching degree in secondary school social studies. Congratulations to all the grads. May you succeed in your plans for the future.

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Tia Wilson checks out some kittens for sale at Clearwater’s Farmers Market on June 16. The market is held every Saturday morning next to the Interior Whitewater building. Photo by Keith McNeill

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Monday, June 25, 2012 Clearwater Times

Special committee on timber supply opens consultations Times staff

Mayor welcomes new owners (L-r) Scott and Rhonda Kershaw receive gifts from Mayor John Harwood after making a presentation about their new business to town council last Tuesday. The Kershaws, owners of Insight Tire and Auto in Barriere, have bought the former Bob’s Wildwood Service in Clearwater and plan to expand their business there. Former owner Bob Foulkes will help with the mechanical work. Photo by Keith McNeill

The BC Legislature’s Special Committee on Timber Supply has meetings in at least three nearby communities as it investigates and make recommendations to address the loss of mid-term timber supply in the central Interior due to the mountain pine beetle epidemic. The committee met in Valemount and McBride on June 22, and will meet in 100 Mile House on July 5, and Kamloops on July 12. A discussion paper available online outlines options for increasing the timber supply. “We plan to visit 15 communities and hold

meetings in Vancouver to find out which options First Nations, local governments, the public and stakeholders prefer,” said comWe are hoping mittee chair John to learn from Rustad. communities “We are hopwhat values ... ing to Norm Macdonald learn from communities what values and local knowledge should be considered when making recommendations about the mid-term timber supply,”

added Norm Macdonald, deputy chair. To register, please contact committee staff by phone, 1 877 428-8337, or by email: British Columbians can also participate by sending the committee a written submission, or video or audio file. For more information on the consultation, and to view the committee’s discussion paper, please visit the committee’s website at: The call for public input closes on Friday, July 20, 2012, and the committee is required to release its report by Aug. 15.

Independent MLA calls for fundamental changes to forest management Forest Service and an independent Chief Forester to manage B.C.’s largest natural asset for future generations. Today, both the Forest Service and the Chief Forester function have been virtually eliminated by the current government,” said Independent MLA Bob Simpson. In question period, Simpson challenged the Minister responsible to establish the Chief Forester as an independent Officer of the Legislature like the Auditor General or the Ombudsperson. “A Chief Forester selected by and reporting directly to the Legislature, with statutory authority to ensure B.C.’s largest public asset is being managed in the public interest, is the only way to protect forest management decisions from the politics of the day. It will ensure we are managing our forests as healthy, resilient, and adaptable ecosystems for future generations,” said Simpson. Simpson also called on the government to use the feedback and criticism it has received on the state of B.C.’s forest inventory to create a work plan and assign resources to re-inventory B.C.’s public forests. The Auditor

Submitted In light of the mountain pine beetle epidemic and the timber supply crisis in the interior of the province, the Independent MLA for Cariboo North has called on the government to make fundamental changes to the way B.C.’s public forests are managed. “One hundred years ago, we established the B.C.

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General, Forest Practices Board, and the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals have all expressed concerns about the current forest inventory. “B.C.’s first Chief Forester told the government of 1913 that ‘comprehensive knowledge of the quality, condition, and extent of forest resources’ is the foundation of good forest management,” said Simpson. “We no longer have the level of comprehensive knowledge required to manage our forests, and that shortcoming must be addressed immediately.” The Independent MLA also called for changes to forestry legislation in order to restore a higher level of management and planning in harvesting activities. “The lack of landscape-level planning by government is becoming a significant problem, and it’s undermining the government’s ability to protect a wide range of non-timber values,” said Simpson. “For example, I’m being told that in most areas in the mountain pine beetle zone we may have already logged in the protected areas (or ‘forest reserves’) that the government is going to ask permission to harvest through the new Standing Committee.” The Independent MLA for Cariboo North said he believes the establishment of the Chief Forester as an independent Officer of the Legislature, a complete reinventorying of B.C.’s public forests, and the restoration of landscape-level planning in the Forest Act Kamloops resident Raven Ritcey (r), formerly Brenda Ritcey of Clearwater, leads a drumming lesson during the Farmers Market next to the Interior Whitewater building on Saturday, June 9. Participating are (l-r) Tannis Mullen of East Blackppool, Max Mullen, and Mona Banek of Kamloops (another former Clearwater resident).

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July 1: Fathers Golf Free at Wells Gray Golf and RV Resort (weather permitting).

July 1: A Day at the Beach - Celebrate Canada Day hosted by the District of Clearwater at Dutch July 1: Canada Day Club Show hosted by Raft River Lake. Rockhounds at the Blue Loon Grill. A multiculturClearwater Farmers Market: al event with a Spirit Bear village, vendors, gold Saturdays 9am – 12pm from May to Oct. panning demos, a silent auction, rock paintings, on the IWE grounds opposite Brookfield Mall. June 30: Arts Alive

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

For a complete list of our area’s

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

FEATURED COURSE: EUREKA SCIENCE CAMP July 30 - Aug 3 9:00am to 4:00pm


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.


July 30 - Aug 3 9:00am to 4:00pm


WCB OFA LEVEL 1 June 25 8:30am to 4:30pm $90 TRANS. ENDORSEMENT June 26 8:30am to 4:30pm $100 SWIMMING LESSONS 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.

Thompson Rivers University - Credit Courses - ITV ENGL 2210 - Survey of English Literature, 18th & 19th Century (3 credits) Sept 5/12 - Dec 15/12

M,W 15:30 - 16:50

ENGL 2200 - Studies in Literature 1: Victorian Sensation Fiction (3 credits) Jan 7/13 - Apr 26/13

M,W 15:30 - 16:50

Please call 250-674-3530 for further SOCI 1210 - Introduction to Sociology 2 (3 credits) info. & registration. Jan 7/13 - Apr 26/13 T 18:00 - 20:50 Other credit courses SOCI 2160 - The Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective may be added within Jan 7/13 - Apr 26/13 F 12:30 - 15:20 the next month please HIST 1120 - An Intro to Canadian History (3 credits) call or watch the add. Jan 7/13 - Apr 26/13 M 18:00 - 20:50 SOCI 1110 - Introduction to Sociology 1 (3 credits) Sept 5/12 - Dec 15/12

M 18:00 - 20:50


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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. Couple With Horses. Large Central BC Cattle Ranch seeks couple with horses to spend summer on range with cattle herd in the spectacular Chilcotin country. Travel trailer provided for housing. Low pay, but an adventure of a lifetime. Alexis Creek Ranch (425) 4818451 Email: 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 Mary Colter at 250-674-2699

Help Wanted Vernon Service Company requires Journeyman HVAC gasfitter/Refrigeration Technician. Part time/on call $38.00 hour. Call 250-549-4444 or fax 250-549-4416 email

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Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company with marketing, resource management and manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada. A career with Tolko means working in an environment that encourages personal and professional development. We offer a workplace where everyone plays an essential role in the success of our Company and where individual efforts are acknowledged. We are currently seeking the following positions in the North Okanagan Region of British Columbia. Maintenance Supervisor to join our team at our Lavington Division RESPONSIBILITIES: The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for providing supervision of maintenance crews to obtain proper operating efficiencies and achieve quality and machine safety standards. QUALIFICATIONS: • Have a good working knowledge of Worksafe BC and OH&S Regulations • Journeyman certification with interprovincial is required. • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in forest industry. • Good organization, planning and scheduling is required. Maintenance Superintendent to join our team at our Armstrong Division RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Plant Manager and working in close connection with the production team, the Maintenance Superintendent will provide direction and leadership to the maintenance crew. As an integral part of the management team, the Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for, the safe and efficient operations in planning, organizing and operating all aspects of the maintenance department in a team environment. QUALIFICATIONS: • Minimum 10 years’ experience in all areas of Maintenance. • Strong management skills. • Knowledge and understanding of workplace safety systems and programs. • Ability to analyze data, rationalize solutions, and communicate plans. TO APPLY: If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community please visit our website at: and submit your resume by June 30, 2012 We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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NORTH THOMPSON JOBS BARRIERE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 629 Barriere Town Rd. Barriere, BC V0E 1E0 Phone: 250-672-0036 / Fax: 250-672-2159

E-mail: • Website: 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

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E-mail: • Web Page: Accounts Payable & Accounting Clerk: FT/Blue River #0618 Human Resources Coordinator & Payroll Admin: FT/Blue River #0617 Front Desk Attendant: Seas/Blue River #0616 Administrative Assistant: FT/Blue River BC #0615 Line Cook: FT/PT Little Fort #0614 Server: PT/Clw #0613 Chambermaid: PT/Clw #0612 Live In Motel Manager: FT/Clw #0611 Housekeeper: Seas/Clw #0610 Labourer: 3-Pos Casual/Clw #0609 Janitor: Casual/Clw #0608 Cashier: 2 Pos FT/PT/Blue River #0607 Sales/Customer Service: PT/Clw #0606 Sales/Marketing: FT/Clw #0603 Custom Wood Furniture Maker: FT/Blue River #0602 Sales/Service: FT/Barriere #0601 Housekeeper: PT/Little Fort #0527 Café Cook: PT/Little Fort #0526 Remote Camp Cook: 30 Pos/Seas #0525 Remote Camp Prep Cook/Sandwich Maker: 20 Pos/Seas #0524 Remote Fire Camp Baker: 10 Pos/Seas #0523 Customer Service/Food Prep: 3 Pos FT/Little Fort #0521 Waitress/Waiter: FT/Clw #0519 Housekeeper: Seas/Clw #0517 Restaurant Server: Seas/Clw #0516 Home Share Provider/Roommate: FT/Clw #0509 Reservations Coordinator: FT/Blue River #0507 Sous Chef: FT/Seas/Blue River #0506 Server: FT/Seas/Blue River #0505 Prep Cook: FT/Seas/Blue River #0504 Line Cook: FT/Seas/Blue River #0503

Bus Person: FT/Seas/Blue River #0502 Breakfast Cook: 2-FT/Seas/Blue River #0501 Customer Service Employee: 4 Pos/Seas/Clw #0414 Barista: 2 Pos/Seas/Clw #0412 Controller: FT/Blue River #0411 Housekeeper: Summer Season/Blue River #0407 Housekeeper: PT/Seas/3Pos/Clw #0403 Customer Service Rep: FT & PT/3 Pos Little Fort #0401 Line Cooks: 2 F/T, 1 P/T position/Blue River #0305 Volunteer Firefighter: 7 Pos/Clw #0205 Class 1 Driving Instructor: FT/Clw #0201

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 August 7 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

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MANAGER OF Track position. Kelowna PaciďŹ c Railway Ltd (KPR) has an immediate opening for our Manager of Track position. The successful candidate will become part of an experienced management team and will oversee track maintenance and track capital work while insuring regulatory compliance and safe work practices and must have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a track supervisor. KPR operates on 120 miles of Class 1 and Class 2 track in British Columbiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Okanagan Valley, between Kelowna and Kamloops. This position works out of our Vernon, BC ofďŹ ces. Please submit resumes and any questions you may have regarding this position to:

AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for Welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20 km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for ten 3rd Year Apprentices or Journeyperson Welders. We offer best wages in industry. 3rd Year Apprentice $28-$30/hour, Journey person $32-$35/hour, higher with tank experience. ProďŹ t sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at (ofďŹ ce) 780-846-2231. Fax 780-846-2241 or send resume to: Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

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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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Prenatal & Early Years Home Visiting Program Clearwater, Part-time Position â&#x20AC;˘ 15 hours/week â&#x20AC;˘ $15-17/hr This position provides home visits to women who are pregnant and families with children under 6 years of age. Duties include assisting families in creating healthy living practices and environments during pregnancy, and supporting the development of healthy, nurturing relationships with their child(ren) throughout their early years. This position acts as a resource to families in developing goals, creating support networks and strengthening parenting skills which will contribute to healthy home environments for children. Experience and/or training in the early childhood, health services and/or social work ďŹ eld an asset. Please submit resume to: Heather Adamson Early Childhood Development Programs Manager Yellowhead Community Services Society 612 Park Drive Clearwater, BC V0E 1N1 Email: Fax: 250-674-2676 Closing date: Monday, July 2, 2012

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

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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 â&#x20AC;˘ 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 1N1â&#x20AC;˘ Tel; 250-674-2600 â&#x20AC;˘ Fax 250-674-2676

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

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A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63â&#x20AC;&#x2122; & 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cabsâ&#x20AC;?20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53â&#x20AC;&#x2122; New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale 950 Western Rugged 2-cycle generator, $120.00; 1500 W Honda 4-cycle generator, $400.00. Ph. 250-674-3517 Addition for sale. 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 36â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Vinyl siding exterior, drywall interior. As is, where is. First $1000 takes it. 250-587-6151. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658. 25x28 $5,295. 30x40 $7,790. 32x54 $10,600. 40x58 $14,895. 47x78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

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

COIN Collector looking to buy Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins. Bulk Silver coins, bills etc. Call Chad 250-863-3082 (Local)

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Support International Scouting by donating used stamps which are sorted & sold to raise money for the International Development Fund of the International Scout & Guide Fellowship. This fund pays for training for Scouters in the third world. Drop stamps off at front counter of the Star/Journal in Barriere, or call Margaret at (250)672-9330.

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

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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.

Trees for sale: Colorado Blue/Green Spruce 2-4m. Austrian Pines 3-4m. Burlapped & basketed $40 to $140. Best quality service & price. Call 250-672-9712 or 250-819-9712

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Never used CanoScan 210 colour image scanner. Canon. Still in box. $25 obo 250-6725113

Food Products MacLennan Farms has young grass ďŹ nished beef & lean grass ďŹ nished hamburger. 250-6742449. Please leave a message.

Free Items FREE. Tired green hot tub. Will deliver. Tired air hockey game. Clearwater Bible Camp. 250-674-3026. Kittens - free to good homes. 3 gray tabbies. 1 black. Ready to go July 1. 250-672-5226

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Acreage for Sale Barriere: 10 acres on Glengrove. Paved Rd., power, phone, water @ lot line. $149,000. 250-690-7244

Business for Sale LIVE THE Dream. Harbours End Marine, 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC â&#x20AC;&#x153;the best place on earth!â&#x20AC;? Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000 email:

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The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned and abandoned cats each year. If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today.


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Clearwater. Log house for sale. 1900 sq.ft. rancher. 3bdrm 1.5 baths. single det gar. 1/2 acre. Paved dr. Fenced yd. Above-grnd pool. Furnished. $419,000. 778-208-0144.

Mobile Homes & Parks Sunset Heights Barriere, 2008 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x66â&#x20AC;&#x2122; manufactured home. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, f/s, w/d, electric furnace, walk-in closet in m/bdrm. 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; shed. $120,000 250-672-1948

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Clearwater: 1 bdrm suite, 500 sq. ft., $550/mo, incl util. DD req. Avail now. 778-549-0410.

Mobile Homes & Pads Barriere: 2bdrm mobile home for sale. New stove. Some recent updates. #2 Riva Ridge Trailer Park. $16,000.00 obo. 250-672-2162

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Homes for Rent Barriere: 3 bdrm, 2 bath Rancher. No indoor pets, NS. Near amenities. $1200.00/mo 604-392-9016 Clearwater 4-bdrm 2-bath house, one acre fenced yd. Avail July 1. DD & Ref. req. $950/mo. 250-587-6317. Clearwater. Avail. July 1. 5bdrm home. Sunshine Valley. NS, F/S/, W/D. In ground pool. Call 250-319-6527.

Suites, Lower Clearwater: 2 bdrm bsmt suite. Util, Internet & satellite TV incl. $600/mo. Ph. 250-674-2465


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Cars - Sports & Imports ATTENTION COLLECTORS 1980 CAMARO, only 50,000 K on punched 305 eng. 3 spd. Needs some body work. For more info. $2800 OBO. 1-250-523-9762. (Logan Lake)

Recreational/Sale 1992 10 ft camper. Ex cond. Bathroom, fridge, stove, oven. Must see. $7500.00 250-587-0003 2010 Hidout RV, 23â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, beautiful shape, comes w/TV, air, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; slide. Comes w/hitch. 250672-5767


Barriere: 900sqft house w/full basement on .41 acre. 3bdrm 1bath. Many recent renos. View of river. $175,000. Gary 250-6729642.

4618 AirďŹ eld Rd., Barriere. Multi Yard Sales, Sat. June 30, 9am-2pm. No Early Birds. #4 - 620 Dixon Creek Rd., Barriere. Yard Sale July 7&8. Household, tools, ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, tiles, books & misc.

Clearwater: 3 bdrm home, 1000 sq.ft, detached shop, 1/2 acre, fenced yd. Trutch Rd. Quiet St. $140k 250-674-1643

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


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Dogs excel while raising funds for kids with cancer By Staff On June 16, members of the Clearwater Dog Obedience Club braved heavy rains to participate in a final testing for their pets. The test was for the Canadian Kennel Club's (CKC) Canine Good Neighbor certification, and was held next to the Rotary skate board park by the high school. Officiating was CKC Good Neighbor test evaluator Tina Colborne of Clearwater, who noted that the profits from the evaluation fees and concession were to be donated to the Bald Kids Rule - Helping Kids with Cancer Cope Foundation. The Good Neighbor Dog certification recognizes that the dog

social situations, including negotiating crowds, approaching strange

is able to behave in an appropriate and safe manner in a variety of

dogs and people, and good manners going through doorways; as

Participants in Clearwater Dog Obedience Club's CKC Canine Good Neighbor testing day on June 16 at Rotary Park in Clearwater pose for a photograph. Pictured are (l-r) Dwayne Thiessen with Digby, Arlee Yoerger, Tina Colborne with Misty, Shannon Ludtke with Benny, Jocelyn Ripley with Frankie, Tammy Rutsatz with Daisy and Miloh, Tamara Roberts with Gibson, Jill Hayward with Brandy and Ali. Missing from the photo is Gerri Dohms with Reid. Photos by Jocelyn Ripley

well as displaying an ability to obey commands such as sit, stay, and come, and the ability to handle unexpected situations such as loud noises or visual distractions. Louis Creek resident and dog handler Jill Hayward also attended the testing to certify two of her own dogs and to learn more about the program. Colborne said all of the dogs tested passed with outstanding results, and the handlers will receive certificates from the Canadian Kennel Club in the near future. The event was the Clearwater Dog Obedience Club's wind-up for the year; members noted that classes would be held again next year. Anyone

wishing information on the club or future courses can call Tina

Colborne at 250-5876504 or Jocelyn Ripley at 250-674-4150.

HELP WANTED Permanent full-time kitchen helper (afternoon shift: 3:30pm – 11:30pm) needed (1 vacancy) in a busy Clearwater, B.C. restaurant. Salary $13.00 CD per hour. Duties include: Wash, peel and cut vegetables and fruit, clean and sanitize kitchen including work surfaces, cupboards, storage areas, appliances and equipment, receive, unpack and store supplies in refrigerators, freezers, cupboards and other storage areas, remove kitchen garbage and trash, handle and store cleaning products, sharpen kitchen knives, sweep and mop floors. No education and no experience is required. Credentials: not required. Contact: Mr. Mohammad Chaudhary (Old Caboose Pub & Restaurant Ltd.) Languages: English and other languages (Punjabi and/or Urdu) would be an asset. Fax resume: 250-674-0018.

HELP WANTED Permanent full-time Cook (Pakistani/Indian style food) needed (1 vacancy) in a busy Clearwater, B.C. restaurant. Salary: $17.00 CD per hour. Duties include: Prepare and cook fullcourse meals, prepare and cook individual dishes and foods, plan menus, work with minimal supervision, estimate food requirements and costs, maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment, clean kitchen and work areas. No education and 1-3 years experience is required. Credentials: not required. Contact: Mr. Mohammad Chaudhary (Old Caboose Pub & Restaurant Ltd.) Languages: English and other languages (Punjabi and/or Urdu) would be an asset. Fax resume: 250-674-0018.

Father’s Day lunch at Clearwater Fire Hall Clearwater Fire Hall is emptied of fire trucks to allow tables, etc to be set up for Father’s Day lunch on Sunday, June 17. It was excellent roast beef with all the trimmings. If you were not there, you missed a good meal and good company, and it was only $12 each, all proceeds to the fire department. Photo by Chuck Emery

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