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Teachers ratify agreement until 2013 Ken Alexander Free Press

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) members have voted to ratify the agreement-in-committee reached with the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA), the B.C. Liberal government’s bargaining agent, on June 26. In a province-wide vote, 21,044 teachers cast ballots and 75 per cent voted ‘yes’ in the poll conducted June 27–29. The turnout rate was 52 per cent of all eligible members. BCTF president Susan Lambert says the union was able to get “modest improvements in terms of most teachers’ benefits and some leave provisions.” However, she adds the most significant achievement was the BCTF succeeded in getting the government take its concession demands – changes to hiring, layoff and performance evaluation of teachers — off the table. See TEACHERS… page A5

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O Canada... Lisa Evans, left, and Jessica Felce joined in on Canada Day fun at the 108 Heritage Site on July 1, along with hundreds of others who came out to celebrate Canada’s 145th birthday. Clouds parted for the day, allowing the sun to shine and people to enjoy the fabulous entertainment, exhibits and many children’s activities. See more photos on page A18.

Trail users propose 70 Mile underpass Carole Rooney Free Press

The Green Lake Snowmobile Club [GLSC] is pursuing the development of a legal road crossing across Highway 97 at 70 Mile House. Club president Peter McKie wrote a letter to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) in April, asking it to consider the club’s proposal and the two options presented. McKie says his club wants an underpass or safe and legal surface crossing at 70 Mile hub

for snowmobiles, ATVs, cycling and walking to connect the multi-use trails west of the highway to the Green Lake trail system on the east side. “Right now, [GLSC snowmobiles] do cross the highway. We have permits, but it’s really not marked or anything.” Originally his club wanted a legal crossing with signage indicating snowmobiles cross the highway there, but he explains after working with local MoTI personnel, it was determined an underpass could also accommodate horses, so

they put in both proposals. “An underpass was definitely the way to go. The safest crossing is the best for us, too.” The club is also requesting an extension of about 1.8 kilometres in the Barnett Perimeter/ Green Lake Trail management agreement GLSC has with the province, to reach Highway 97 and legally cross some railway tracks. In addition to safe and legal crossings, key benefits cited in the proposal include economic benefits from the connection of the

current Bonaparte and Gold Rush trails. McKie says it is “only logical” to have a wellmaintained Gold Rush Trail system providing users safe access to fuel, lodging and food. This would also boost business in Cariboo communities along the lengthy trail that spans from Clinton to Wells, he notes. Noting the project is still in the preliminary stages, MoTI Cariboo district manager Todd Hubner says it is “much more viable” if some of the funding can be sourced

by the user clubs. “We are working with the group. Certainly there are going to be some challenges along the way with the costs, particularly with the highway crossing, so we’re just exploring some options at this point.” If the ministry decides it is a viable project, Hubner explains it will then be put into consideration for future financial plans. McKie says other than small trail maintenance grants from the See UNDERPASS… page A6


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SHORT TA K E S $2.4 million for Barkerville Premier Christy Clark announced $2.4 million to support Barkerville’s operations as Western North America’s largest historic site June 13. The funding is part of $21 million over three years announced as part of Budget 2012 for the 11 provincial heritage properties, and provides support for both operations and maintenance of the sites. This year, Barkerville is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Cariboo Gold Rush. In 1862, Billy Barker found gold at Williams Creek, a discovery that brought more than 100,000 people to the Cariboo between 1862 and 1870 to seek their fortune. In the 1860s, Barkerville was the largest city west of Chicago and north of San Francisco and was instrumental in the founding of the Colony of British Columbia. Visit Barkerville this summer at www.barkerville. ca/. Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A17 BC Views. . . . . . . . . . . A9 Classifieds . . . . . . . . A25 Community . . . . . . . . . B1 District . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Entertainment . . . . . B3 Guest Shot. . . . . . . . . . A8 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 Perspectives . . . . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A21

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Nominations coming in for CiB ENTERTAINMENT Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Interest in getting on board with the Communities in Bloom (CiB) initiative is growing daily among residents and businesses in 100 Mile House. CiB spokesperson Angela Cole and committee members have been out and about in the CiB Cruiser, checking out private yards and businesses for signs of sprucing-up activity, and they like what they see. “We’re seeing some fantastic effort and the winners from last year are certainly not letting us down. There will be some stiff competition.” The committee leaves a CiB pamphlet at the door of any place that has caught their attention and the acknowledgment means the property has been nominated for competition. Anyone who hasn’t received a pamphlet but would like the committee to see their efforts can contact Cole at 250706-2044. She has had several nominations from the public and she’d like to see more because on July

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Cole Kendy, left, and Justin Rodger dig in for the summer as seasonal student employees of the District of 100 Mile House. Recently, they were busy sprucing up local boulevards by planting brilliantly coloured flowers. 14, members of the 100 Mile House Garden Club will be touring each of

the nominated homes and businesses and among them will be two secret

judges who will be doing all of the judging for awards.

New for CiB this year is the Green Team from Cedar Crest Society, which, for a cash donation, will tidy up properties and even plant flowers. Their first job is at the local RCMP detachment where planter pots will be filled with flowers donated by the agriculture class at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School. Cole is urging businesses and individuals to hire the Green Team by calling the Cedar Crest Society for Community Living at 250395-4643. Community projects are also being recognized and Cole says she was happy to hear from the 100 Mile House Mural Society about a new mural currently going up on Birch Avenue near Fourth Street. “It’s very nice to see another part of our heritage being recognized. Please tell us about your community projects, as this is the only way we will see how you bloom in our community.” The CiB judges will be in 100 Mile on July 16-17 and they will be touring the district to determine how many blooms the district receives this year.

Fire officer helps at huge Ontario blaze Carole Rooney Free Press

100 Mile House Forest Protection Officer Chris Betuzzi recently participated in the wildfire-fighting efforts at the enormous Timmins 9 fire in Ontario. It was the largest fire burning in Canada at the time. On May 23, Betuzzi, two other supervisors and 80 firefighters from British Columbia flew out from Prince George to Thunder Bay, where they underwent a daylong orientation in Ontario firefighting policies. From there, the group went to the

scene of the fire, which was slightly less than 40,000 hectares in size. The interface fire was threatening numerous houses where residents had been evacuated, but Betuzzi says the Ontario government had arranged sprinkler systems in yards and on roofs to help prevent the spread. Betuzzi also flew overhead to have a look at the scene and saw it was smouldering rather than blazing due to previous efforts and some rain, which had ironically put Thunder Bay on a flood watch. He adds it was a typical spring fire where the season-

Chris Betuzzi al dampness kept the fire above the ground. “It was quite an interesting fire. A very significant mop up is what the crews were doing, which is extinguishing the smaller

hot spots along the perimeter of the main fire. The smaller fires the crews had to put out were smouldering logs and an occasional aerial tree [fire].” During the course of the next 12 days, Betuzzi says he supervised the team’s work, requiring him to travel back and forth from the base camp to the firefighting front. Many of the crews camped near the fire, he notes, with a lake or other water source nearby to limit their risk. He explains his role as safety officer ensured the B.C. crew was adequately protected and followed

the stricter standards of the two provinces’ procedures. For the most part, WorkSafeBC has the tightest standards, Betuzzi says, with a few minor exceptions. He notes the folks there were very accommodating in providing their western workmates with whatever was needed, including “more than enough” food. “We were treated almost like royalty. Ontario goes out of its way to ensure our needs are met. If [crews] wanted, they could have steak every night.” They didn’t request that, but Betuzzi says B.C. firefight-

ers also appreciated the stretcher kits they require at the work site, which Ontario doesn’t, were promptly provided. By the end of the trip, he notes virtually all evacuees had returned to their homes and no visible burning remained, which was attributed to the combined efforts of all the firefighters, as well as some additional rain. All the firefighters flew back home safe and sound on June 8, after a short debriefing. “We had zero injuries, which was a bonus. Because firefighting, even in the mop-up stages, is still a high level of risk.”

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Rotary Town Square proposed

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The Rotary Club of 100 Mile House wants to partner with the District of 100 Mile House to build a town square between the community hall and BJ’s Donuts & Eatery. If approved, it would close Third Street from the Birch Avenue to the alley behind the hall and the restaurant, but open the remainder of Third Street from the alley to Cedar Avenue to two-way vehicular traffic. Rotary Club president Maureen Pinkney made a presentation to councillors on June 26. Noting most municipalities in the province have town squares, she said 100 Mile is lucky because it would be in the middle of the downtown core. Other modifications would include angle parking on the new shorter Third Street; replacing the overgrown bushes in front of the community hall on Birch Avenue with 10 parking stalls; and identifying handicap parking in the lot off the alley. Pinkney added there would be sufficient emergency services access with two parking lots between Cedar Avenue and the alley. Noting she wasn’t sure what infrastructure was under the pavement where the club would like to see the Rotary Town Square go, Pinkney said almost everything in the square could be moved to give easy access to district employees for any needed repairs or maintenance. This would include large patio stones, concrete block

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ures would depend on how fancy they wanted to get and the funding. Pinkney added the club would like to go with the log theme with the pagoda, benches and low-rail fencing people could sit on. Mayor Mitch Campsall said the concept was “very interesting and very cool.” Council received the report and passed it over to staff to investigate the feasibility of having a town square in that area. After the meeting, Pinkney said she was pleased councillors were “open and receptive” to the concept. “There were a lot of questions and conversation both ways.... I left there feeling very positive for Rotary.”


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This mock-up of the town square proposal was made for Rotary Club of 100 Mile House president Maureen Pinkney’s presentation to council and staff. planters with lowmaintenance flowers and shrubs, and park benches. She added there would be a Rotary Clock and, hopefully, a log pagoda, which would provide a unique photo setting for weddings and other gatherings at the community hall, and a 40-foot Christmas tree, depending on what is under the pavement. “The Rotary Club would like to request the approval of this project. We would be looking to work closely with the District

of 100 Mile House to ensure all concerns of people and traffic flow are met.” Pinkney said the first step would be getting approval from council, so the 100 Mile club could start fundraising. “Our target is to have the approval from you as soon as possible because the main funding source is secured. Rotary District matching grants and Rotary International funding will be applied for, as well as other funding sources. “We would like

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Time to talk about allowable cuts Ken Alexander Free Press

The Special Committee on Timber Supply will be in 100 Mile House tomorrow (July 5) for a public hearing to collect input on ways to deal with the future of the forest industry in the Interior. Councillor Bill Hadden will be making a presentation on behalf of the District of 100 Mile House. Hadden says his biggest concern about the current process is it’s dealing with mid-term timber supply and how we’re going to mitigate the affects of the

mountain pine beetle. “But, let’s think back to 1998 when the NDP were government and the problem reared its head. Now, it’s 14 years later and we still don’t have a transition plan yet. “How could we have squandered 14 years of lead time and be where we’re at?” Hadden says people should be involved in this current set of meetings and they should be giving input into the decision-making process. Many groups, including environmental, guide-outfitters, trappers, and the

agricultural community, have been actively making presentations, he adds. Hadden says people could read Hansard, legislature’s official minutes, to catch up on what is being said about the timber-supply issue. “The general opinion is ‘don’t mess with the landuse plans and don’t play with ungulate winter ranges’. “We have harvest levels set up in ungulate winter ranges already; it just the harvest levels are lower. Why would you mess with that?” Noting the Cariboo-

Chilcotin Land Use Plan was put together in the mid-1990s to protect areas from heavy-duty harvesting, Hadden says the plan is now seeing its first real test. “Some people are just willing to just throw it in the garbage, but this is why it was set up – to protect values. I don’t think it’s a good idea to scrap it.” The Special Committee on Timber Supply public hearing will be held in conference room 224 at the South Cariboo Business Centre, 100-475 Birch Ave., in 100 Mile tomorrow (July 5) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

TEACHERS… from page A1 Meanwhile, BCSPEA will be holding a vote with the trustees in the province’s 60 school districts this week. Cariboo-Chilcotin Teachers’ Association (CCTA) president Joan Erb says the agreement they voted on was very disappointing. “There’s nothing in there for kids and there’s nothing for teachers in terms of salary or prep time. I think we’re just agreeing to disagree until June 2013 [length of the agreement] when, perhaps, there will be a new government and we can, perhaps, negotiate a better agreement.” She notes the average teacher spends at least one to two hours a day of their own time preparing their lessons, marking and doing recordkeeping. The results of this vote are a sharp contrast to those one year ago, when teachers voted 90 per cent to launch their “teach only” campaign at the beginning of the school year. “As far as I know we’re back to normal in September,” Erb says. “However, having said that, there is a special Rep Assembly, which is the deciding body of the BCTF, on Aug. 23 and what

Joan Erb comes from there I’m not sure.” Erb adds many of the CCTA members do not want to with-

draw extracurricular services, so that is the message she and CCTA vice-president Murray Helmer will be taking down there. “However, if the BCTF decides we shouldn’t be doing extracurricular, we will go with whatever it decides.” She adds the issue of the extracurricular withdrawal is close to being 50/50 within the CCTA membership. Depending on the outcome of the Rep Assembly, Erb says the CCTA will be call-

ing a general meeting with its teachers in early September to let them know what’s happening on the provincial front. Meanwhile, Erb notes the BCTF will also seek redress in the courts for “past constitutional violations” and to challenge Bill 22, which ordered an end to the teachers’ job action and compelled a mediation process under threat of fines. “The government is saying Bill 22 addresses what was removed by Bills 27


and 28, and we’re saying not by a long shot.” On June 27, the federations filed notice of civil claim in B.C. Supreme Court regarding Bill 22, asserting the B.C. Liberal government unconstitutionally infringed teachers’ C h a r t e r- p ro t e c t e d right to free collective bargaining, among other issues.




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Residents may have notice the work being done at the District of 100 Mile House water treatment plant recently. District operations director Garry Laursen says two projects were underway at the plant last month. The first was a $60,000 sodium hypochlorite conversion, which has been completed, and the second is the $180,000 filtration sand replacement that should be com-

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District of 100 Mile House public works employees were cleaning the municipal water filtration system and replacing the filtration sand. District community services director Garry Laursen says this maintenance is done every six years or so and it will take a month to complete.

and visitors going on snowmobile trips. She notes the carriage driving event in 70 Mile House has now grown to be likely the largest in Canada, attracting more and more visitors who will want to take their horses and rigs out on the trails. “It’s a big network of trails. We’re trying to map them and GPS them out for equestrian trails.” While an underpass is much more costly than a level crossing, she notes the 100 km/h limit all along the Highway 97 corridor at 70 Mile House, a surface crossing there would

be “very dangerous.” While the TNRD doesn’t have funding for the project, Watson says perhaps a Northern Development Initiative Trust grant might be available due to the economic development aspects. In the meantime, McKie explains GLSC

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Barkerville schoolhouse project funded The Cariboo Regional District and Regional District of Fraser-Fort George are providing $5,000 grants each to Barkerville Heritage Trust to support the construction of a replicate Williams Creek Schoolhouse. The CRD’s 12 electoral areas along with member municipalities of 100 Mile House, Quesnel, Wells and Williams Lake


contributed equally to raise its $5,000 grant. The original schoolhouse was destroyed by fire decades ago. Currently, school children and their teachers on fieldtrips have their 1860 “schoolhouse experience” in a cramped space less than half the size of the original school.

“We are excited to contribute to this exciting project,” says CRD chair Al Richmond. “Over 2,000 students from across B.C. visit Barkerville every year. It will be great to have a space that can better accommodate these groups, while still ensuring an authentic 1800’s schoolhouse experience.”

The organizers of the Special Olympics Region 8 Golf Qualifier, held in 100 Mile House on June 16, would like to thank MARMOT RIDGE GOLF COURSE and SAFEWAY for donating items for the gift bags that were given to the participants.

WATER… from page A6 Noting the continued use of chlorine gas required the formation of a local hazmat response team with a minimum of five people, he says that because it’s a volunteer fire department, 10 firefighters would have had to be trained and they would have to routinely upgrade the training and equipment. “Basically, chlorine gas is too dangerous, so we’re making it safe for everyone and it’s pretty much the same water treatment.” Laursen says the second project involved the replacement of the plants’ filtration sand, with a much better product. “With upgraded water standards both from Interior Health and the national foundation, we needed a little better quality


sand and our installation was more costly due to the confined working space [because they now have to place the sand in through the top of the cells due to WorkSafeBC rules].” He adds the district saved a lot of money because it was able to get the better quality filtration sand, which met specifications, through United Concrete rather than shipping it in from Alberta. “In the end, we’ll have a better filtering system and more flow.” Laursen explains the sand has to be replaced every six or seven years, as the top layer has to be taken out on a regular basis because it becomes saturated with particles. How often it is scraped off depends on the turbidity of the

water in Bridge Creek that supplies the water for the district. Cleanouts are determined by the lack of flow in the dispersal system. “We do routine cell cleaning when the top part slowly plugs up. We drain the cell and go in and take it out by hand in wheelbarrows. It takes up to a day to clean it out.” Folks may have noticed their water hasn’t been as clean and clear as usual since the beginning of June. It’s because

well #4, just north of the Red Coach on the other side of Little Bridge Creek, has been providing water while each of the cells at the water treatment plant have been shut down for filtration sand replacement. Noting this is the district’s lone well and it only kicks on when the water flow gets down to a certain point, Laursen says the water is treated with sodium hypochlorite, but doesn’t go though filtration sand.

It only kicks in when there is maintenance being done at the water treatment plant or there is high water demand, he adds. “It can be a little yellow at times; it’s got a high mineral content [iron and manganese]. It’s at acceptable levels, but the esthetic level is not there and taste can be off.” The district is looking at monitoring water quality, but it would be dependent on the availability of grants.

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t is really interesting the B.C. Liberal government is asking British Columbians to supply written submissions on the Carbon Tax to “help inform the comprehensive review” announced in Budget 2012 by Finance Minister Kevin Falcon. This is especially interesting because the request comes at the same time as the most recent Carbon Tax hike on July 1, which took it from 5.56 cents to 6.67 cents per litre. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation estimates British Columbians will pay $1.8 billion in taxes at the gas pump this year. It should be noted Statistics Canada numbers show the amount of gas purchased since the tax started in 2008 has risen slightly rather than gone down as the aforementioned government promised us when its launched its plan to reduce greenhouse gases. According to a B.C. Liberal government, it announced the review back in February to look at “all aspects of the carbon tax, including revenue neutrality, and will consider the effect of the tax on the competitiveness of British Columbia businesses.” That announcement came on the heels of a public uproar over the fact school districts and hospitals were paying carbon taxes to the Pacific Carbon Trust, which, in turn, handed them over to the province’s biggest polluters, and some of the biggest companies, to pay for projects to help them try to reduce the greenhouse gases they were producing. Meanwhile, families that are struggling to make ends meet are paying for Big Business to green up. This appears to be the modus operandi of the Premier Christy Clark government. It will do what it wants to do until there is a boisterous public outcry and the party falls further in the polls. Then the government has a miraculous epiphany and decides it’s time to go to the people to see what is most popular outside of the castle in Victoria. This means it will ask the public to send presentations to a government website. However, that doesn’t mean they will hold town-hall meetings in every constituency in fear of gathering like-minded people who will protest against the Carbon Tax altogether. Perhaps, the B.C. Liberals feel they have to increase the tax even further because it’s not slowing down gas purchases.


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Independent CLBC review needed It doesn’t matter whether Premier Christy Clark wants to call them pay raises, bonuses, or holdbacks, the fact remains it was wrong for the B.C. Liberals to tell the public they were getting rid of Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) executive bonuses, when all along they planned to roll them into salaries. New Democrats raised the potential that the bonuses would be rolled into salaries, but the minister responsible for CLBC Stephanie Cadieux was adamant they were getting rid of the bonuses. It’s hard not to think we were all being misled. British Columbians deserve answers about what is happening at CLBC. Last fall, we raised concerns about vulnerable people being forced from their homes because of budget cuts. In total 64 homes were closed. Further concerns were raised when it was discovered CLBC executives were getting bonuses for cost cutting. Once this was exposed, the B.C. Liberals promised to eliminate executive bonuses at CLBC. They also committed to expanding the mandate of the Representative for Children and Youth by giving her office the power to advocate for 19- to 24-year-olds transitioning from the Ministry of Children and


GUEST SHOT Family Development to CLBC. Neither of those things happened. The bonus program remained in place to the end of the fiscal year, with the bonuses set to be paid out next month, and going forward, executives will have what used to be their “incentive pay” rolled into their base salaries, guaranteeing them a raise regardless of their performance and despite the ongoing problems at the organization. Despite the fact that more and more families are struggling as they attempt to work through the transition of services for their children, the Representative for Children and Youth still doesn’t have the authority to help them navigate the transition to CLBC. These are just some of the most recent issues that underscore New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix’s call for a full, independent, external review of CLBC. Months after asking the government to undertake this review, little has been done, leaving CLBC’s credibility in tatters, and developmentally disabled adults continuing to suffer. It’s clear the internal review

was wholly inadequate. Families transitioning into CLBC are still seeing their children offered fewer supports and services, and are still facing long wait lists for essential care. The government still isn’t sure of the number waiting for service. The B.C. Liberals have repeatedly shown they are not managing CLBC effectively and are certainly not being open with the public about the decisions they are making. After misleading the public about executive bonuses at CLBC, the B.C. Liberals shouldn’t expect anyone to simply take their word they can fix the problems. It’s time for a thorough external review to ensure the public interest is being protected. Only this kind of review has the potential to offer families hope that meaningful change will finally supplant the doublespeak, window dressing and damage control that has marked the B.C. Liberals’ mismanagement of this organization. Anything short of a full external review should be seen as Premier Clark and the B.C. Liberals putting their own political interests ahead of what is necessary for an organization that is responsible for supporting a vulnerable group in our community. Nicolas Simons is the NDP critic for CLBC.

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MP: Tory government doing a lot for veterans To the editor: I’m writing in response to your page A9 letter to the editor, headlined McLeod must support troops for more than just photo-ops, by Sean Casey, Liberal Party Veterans Affairs Critic, on June 13. I want to assure Mr. Casey and all constituents of our government’s strong support for our veterans and our men and women in uniform. Our government’s record is a stark contrast to that of the Liberal government. Since 2006, we have made unprecedented investments in our veterans and our men and women in uniform. We doubled the amount of Operational Stress Injury Clinics and we have invested $189 million over the next five years to make significant enhancements to the New Veterans Charter. With these changes, our most ill and injured veterans will receive the care and support they need.

We supported the Helmets to Hardhats program in Canada, which helps connect our Veterans with high-paying job opportunities in the construction industry. Recently, our government announced that we accept the Federal Court decision on long-term disability benefits for veterans. Not only did we accept the ruling but we went even further to harmonize our disability benefits at Veterans Affairs to reflect the planned changes to Service Income Security Insurance Plan (SISIP). Most importantly, we are continuing with our Cutting Red Tape initiative, which provides our Veterans with the hasslefree service they have asked for without cumbersome red tape. Our government will continue to stand up for those who served and those who continue to serve our great country today. Cathy McLeod, MP KamloopsThompson-Cariboo

100 Mile House support appreciated To the editor: Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Williams Lake and 100 Mile House recently held a very successful fundraiser (raised $37,500) to help students, who have chosen to further their education here in the Cariboo, with bursaries. Thank you to all who supported our event, especially Gill Montgomery who represents the 100 Mile area on our TRU Grit Committee. This event will now become an annual event. All funds raised will be used only to support local students to attend TRU in the Cariboo. We’ve set the date of the last Saturday in March annually and have already started planning our 2013 event. Your support of this wonderful cause is heartfelt by the committee, staff and mostly by the many volunteers who made this successful event happen. The students will be the biggest winners as they continue their career path through education. Thank you 100 Mile House. Brian Garland Williams Lake See more letters to the editor on page A12.

VICTORIA – BC Ferries has begun its summer schedule, ramping up sailings for the vacation season that is crucial to the fleet’s bottom line. It’s been rough sailing for BC Ferries so far this year. The corporation released its financial results in June, reporting a net loss of $16.5 million, compared to net earnings of $3.8 million the previous year. Last year’s earnings were boosted by the sale of the former corporate headquarters for $9.3 million, preventing a loss there as well. In the fiscal year that ended March 31, vehicle traffic was down 3.5 per cent and walk-on passengers were down 2.8 per cent. As a result, BC Ferries is forecasting a “small loss” for this year as well. The spring “Coast Saver” sale has just ended. That’s a 37 per cent discount offered Fridays through Mondays, May 25 to June 25 on the major runs from the Lower Mainland to Victoria and Nanaimo. The discounts allowed a foot passenger to cross for $9.95 and a car and driver for $39.95. I asked BC Ferries CEO Mike Corrigan last week how the sale went. He didn’t have final figures yet, but he allowed the boost in traffic was “marginal.” It’s the second year the spring sale has been offered over weekends, when people are more likely to travel. But instead of generating additional trips, Corrigan said the main effect has been to shift traffic from midweek to weekends. One of the primary reasons for


BC VIEWS this spring’s poor performance is the lousy weather that kept people at home. Gasoline at $1.40 a litre is another big one. Hotels and other tourism services tell the same story. Here’s another problem: student traffic on the ferries was down by one-third this spring, because teachers cancelled field trips as part of their lengthy work-to-rule campaign. The simplistic political debate about ferry service starts and ends with rising fares, with occasional fits of temper over executive salaries, and ignores the other factors. Just cut the fares and increase the taxpayer subsidy, say the NDP and their local echo chambers. Of course, taxpayers are already pitching in an extra $80 million this year, bringing the subsidy to the ferries close to $200 million. That’s how Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom sweetened the pot as he unveiled new powers for B.C. Ferry

Commissioner Gord Macatee to set service levels as well as regulate fares. Macatee’s task now is to travel the coast and endure the demands of island dwellers who want the rest of us to subsidize their splendid isolation. The proposition for them will boil down to this: You can pay more or you can have fewer sailings. And where the boat is one-third full, you will have fewer sailings. This consultation period is an opportunity to ask some hard questions. For instance, does Saltspring Island really need three ferry terminals? And why is there no passenger-only service? Macatee’s term as commissioner started with a detailed review last year that pointed to some other ways to save serious money. But CEO Corrigan says there are no quick fixes. FortisBC has offered an $11 million incentive for conversion of marine vessels to natural gas, which would give the fleet significant relief from spiraling fuel costs. But a ferry conversion would take six months or more, and another vessel would be needed in the meantime. Another promising suggestion is overhauling the ferry reservation service, making reservations free and charging extra for those who just show up. Corrigan says a computer reservation overhaul is underway, but it will take three years. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

Preoccupied by self-interest To the editor: The B.C. Liberals have been in power for more than 10 years. During that time our forests have been decimated by pine beetles and our infrastructure has been pillaged by metal thieves. Did our provincial government react by planting a sufficient number of replacement trees? Have those selfproclaimed guardians of free enterprise enacted legislation to effectively target dishonest scrap metal dealers? Absolutely not. In spite of the difficult economic times, Premier Christy Clark decided a provincial holiday

in February was more important (and that’s only because she thinks another holiday will somehow help her get reelected). Planting more trees

would have been an investment in the future, something she obviously doesn’t care about. Setting up a small task force empowered to bait and punish unscrupu-

lous scrap metal dealers must be too obvious for a government preoccupied with its own survival. Lloyd Atkins Vernon, B.C.

Flood prevention work appreciated To the editor: We would like to congratulate Garry Laursen and Kevin Dicken of the District of 100 Mile House public works department for the way they have operated the water control system on Bridge Creek this year. Cariboo Regional District Area L Director Bruce Rattray also deserves many thanks for all the hours he spent studying the problem and arranging productive meetings with the stake-

holders. This year was a perfect storm for flooding with an above-average snow pack, a cold, late spring and a heavy rainfall. However, unlike the rest of the province, Horse Lake never approached flood levels. On behalf of many grateful Horse Lake residents, thanks guys for a job very well done. Cecile Pratt Horse Lake


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Newsbeat Around the province Kamloops woman suing SPCA KAMLOOPS - In documents filed in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops last week, Donna Barker claims two SPCA constables “acted in bad faith” when they searched her house and seized two puppies last November. It was alleged at the time a Lower Mainland man drove to Knutsford to buy a Great Dane puppy from Barker after seeing an online ad on Nov. 6, 2011. He filed a complaint with the SPCA after returning home, describing the conditions as filthy and mentioning an injury on his dog. He said Carol Haughton, on bail for animal-cruelty charges at the time, was present during the sale and listed herself as owner on purchasing documents. The allegations led to an arrest warrant issued for Haughton, but charges were never laid against Barker. In Barker’s statement of claim, the SPCA’s search of her home is described as “invasive.” She also claims the search warrant was obtained “unlawfully.” Barker is seeking general damages, punitive damages and compensation for pain and suffering and legal costs.

Penticton delegation flying high PENTICTION - City officials are pleased with the result of their pitch Thursday to WestJet. “Everywhere we went, WestJet staff and other delegates were talking about Penticton,” said Mayor Dan Ashton. WestJet invited 33 communities to give in-person presentations at its Calgary headquarters in relation to the launch of its new regional carrier, which has yet to be named. The City of Penticton was invited, and to mark the occasion, the Mayor proclaimed the city would be named “WestJetville” for June 28, which caused a stir with airline officials and media in Calgary and beyond.



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Amber Crutchley Kamloops Yes, I am. We know our timber and logging industry is in a slump, so anything that’s going to get that going again is a positive.

Michael Anthonysz 103 Mile I’m interested in possibly working in the industry, and if we can get more resources used to our advantage, all the better.

Steve Price 96 Mile Yes, you bet. I used to be in the logging business, so it’s a matter of interest.

Richard Gardner 103 Mile Yes I will because I am a displaced forest worker.

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A female passenger caused a disturbance on the afternoon Greyhound run on June 27. She was removed from the bus and detained by RCMP at the 100 Mile House Greyhound depot. Monika Paterson photo

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Spike belt used to stop erratic driver RCMP had to use a spike belt on Highway 97 near Clinton to stop a Quesnel driver who had ignored several orders to stop and was endangering the lives of construction workers.

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By Karen Schuurman It’s hard enough to make ends meet these days, without someone stealing the equipment you use to make a living. Chris Anstiss has found himself in a tough situation in his recently acquired wood splitting business in Lone Butte. The longtime site where Hans the Woodman cut and split wood for years was broken into on June 21 and thieves made off with Anstiss’ heavy duty, custom wood splitter. While he has managed to borrow another, Anstiss says he is not sure how or when he will be able to replace the costly and muchneeded equipment. If folks saw or have heard anything that might solve this crime, they are asked to contact the local RCMP at 250-395-2456 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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attempted to stop the vehicle but stopped pursuing due to the dangerous speeds the male suspect was travelling at. The complaints, which were called in from southern points on the highway as the driver sped through, indicated that the vehicle was being operated erratically, travelling at excessive speeds, and had endangered

the lives of several highway workers as it sped through a construction zone. The vehicle was relocated by Central Interior Traffic Services officers at the 59 Mile Cafe and a spike belt was laid across the highway, as the driver continued to refuse to pull over. The tires were deflated and the driver and vehicle ended

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To the editor: This will be my submission to Special Committee on Timber Supply. It seems a positive step to visit communities that have an interest in the declining timber supply. There are, however, certain matters to be addressed regarding this committee. The first nondebate item on the potential action list is harvesting in protected and reserve areas. This would indicate what the committee proposes to do despite any protest. The second nondebatable item on the list is harvesting “marginally economic timber,” which really means anything goes. If the committee

has any real intention to properly relate to this matter, then it must make note of the five northern mayors who do not want harvesting in protected areas, nor does the Pulp and Paper Workers of Canada. The integrity of the committee may fairly be in question when important issues are not on the table for debate. Case in point is the many times the Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thompson has simply ignored the recommendations of his ministry’s Timber Export Advisory Committee. Never mind that British Columbia mills could use these prime logs, the minister seems

to be led by certain large corporate interests that have only one objective — make as much money as possible in the shortest time possible and have no interest in serving the forestry manufacturing sector. The coastal areas of B.C. have a great deal of harvestable timber, and while it may involve some migration of local loggers, the jobs could be there and the forest management is excellent. Regardless of the visits and information gathered, it is the integrity of this special committee that needs to be reviewed. Gary Young Cariboo-Chilcotin Independent candidate

Harper should save energy first To the editor: I am writing regarding the Conservative’s Budget 2012. Do we want oil sands first, or do we want to save energy first? Ask yourself, should Canada spend tens and tens of billions of dollars to produce more energy? Or should we save energy first? It seems Prime Minister Stephen Harper doesn’t get it. The Harper government prematurely closed the popular ecoENERGY

Retrofit program. It’s investment in energysaving home retrofits was less than half of what it promised. Canada’s home retrofit industry is asking Mr. Harper to continue the suc-

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother. Betty was born in Vancouver, BC, May 12, 1925 and passed away in Langley,BC, June 25, 2012. She is predeceased by husband Rudy. Betty is survived by her loving children; daughter Pat and her sons; Brad and Cole and son Mike and his wife Leslie and their five children Lindsay (Terry), Nicole (Ivan), Kirsten (Luke), Payton, Meagan and four great grandchildren. Celebration of Life will be held Saturday July 7, 2012. It is an open house between 11:00 a.m.-1:00p.m. at the Recreation Centre at the Langley Grove Estates 3665 244th Street Langley BC. Heartfelt thank you to the Langley Hospice and volunteers. In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to make a donation to the Langley Hospice, Maple Hill at Langley Memorial Hospital.

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Toll-free help available for those in crisis Ken Alexander Free Press

Recently, several Interior Region crisis lines amalgamated services to become the Interior Crisis Line Network with a new toll free contact number – 1-888-3532273, says South Cariboo Community Planning Council (SCCPC) executive co-ordinator Lea Smirfitt. According to some recent stats, people in British Columbia have connected with Interior crisis lines more than 15,000 times a year, accessing roughly 315,000 minutes of support, she explains. Locally, the SCCPC, in consultation with the Suicide Prevention Task Force with funding from the Interior Health Injury Prevention Small Grants Program,

Lea Smirfitt updated some printed resources. Smirfitt notes it has distributed posters, business cards and Youth Survival Guides with updated information, including the new Interior Crisis Line Network number and three websites of interest:; www.; and “Sometimes you just need someone to talk to. You may

not be ready to talk to friends, family or your doctor or maybe they are not available right now, but you feel the need to talk to someone about something that’s really bothering you,” Smirfitt says. It might be connected to problems you are having in a relationship, maybe difficulties with personal finances, challenges at school or something else that’s causing you to worry. Maybe you are concerned about a friend or family member and just want to talk in confidence with someone to check out your concerns.” This is where giving a call to the trained volunteers at the Interior Crisis Line Network may be helpful, she says, adding that by calling toll free to 1-888-353-2273 (1-888-353-CARE)

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John Cummins brings his message to 100 Mile Carole Rooney Free Press

BC Conservative Party Leader John Cummins visited 100 Mile House on June 23 and spoke with a dozen party members and area residents. Noting he was pleased with the local turnout, Cummins said most were not party members, “So it was good to get the message out to them.” Cummins talked about local and provincial issues as his party sees them, including “the big picture in the province,” the state of the economy and the opportunities that currently exist in British Columbia. “The state of the economy in B.C. is not as good as it should be or it could be. “Last year, more people left B.C. to seek employment elsewhere in Canada than came to the province from elsewhere in [the country].” He added the last time this net outflow of people happened was in 1997, the year after then BC NDP leader Glen Clark was elected premier. Income Tax is “fine,” but the Medical Services Plan premiums and Carbon Tax are “very high,” Cummins said, adding ICBC premium rates are also high because the

government is divert- added tax on fuel in ing money from the B.C. penalizes resiCrown corporation dents who live outside into its general rev- the Lower Mainland, enue. where residents often “You add don’t have up all of these access to taxes and the public transaverage famportation and ily in British have much Columbia is higher heatpaying more ing costs due taxes than to the colder they are in winter temany provperatures. ince west of John Cummins Extra costs Quebec.” are involved The B.C. for anything Conservatives have transported in or out committed to remov- of these communities, ing the Carbon Tax, Cummins explained, he noted, which went as well as for farms, up another cent on ranches, trucking July 1. and other businessCummins said the es requiring larger

quantities of fuel to maintain business operations. “You put that diesel in your tractor or ... into operating your irrigation system, or whatever it is you have to do to maintain your farm, you’re paying that carbon tax on fuel. It adds hugely to the cost of doing business.” It makes B.C. less competitive for business, since it is the only jurisdiction in North America that has the Carbon Tax, he explained. The BC Conservative Leader said his party is committed to moving the

resource application process along faster, which currently takes “far, far too long” and is “too open ended.” “It’s subjected to delaying tactics by special interest groups, and some of them have very little connection to British Columbia and are not the ones who are going to be impacted....”

While there should be a rigorous environmental assessment, Cummins said he believes government and industry need to work together to mitigate the environmental impacts of any job-creating activity. “People in the Interior who experienced the pine beetle [impact] are looking

elsewhere now for employment, and mining is a goodpaying alternative to the forest industry.” In addition to speaking on these and several other topics, Cummins said he also came to hear residents talk about what they see as pertinent issues impacting the South Cariboo.


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Community COMMUNITY CALENDAR Community events listed must be of a non-profit nature and will be published free of charge one week prior to the event. Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon. Events for the online calendar can be submitted to the calendar feature on the home page at However, online calendar submissions are not automatically picked up for the Free Press. 100 MILE - The South Cariboo Lioness Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the B.J.’s Donuts & Eatery. They also hold a potluck lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the 100 Mile United Church. Call Janet Belcourt at 250-3953550 for more details.

Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Roberta at 250-395-4472 or Janice at 250-395-2017 for information.

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100 MILE Throughout July, 100 Mile Kindergym is at the community hall Thursdays, 9:45-11:45 a.m. Parents/caregivers with children up to five years old are welcome. For more details, call Elke at 250-395-1256 or Claire at 250-791-6338.

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LAC LA HACHE - Lac la Hache Community Library, located at the Lac la Hache Elementary School, is holding its Patron Appreciation Day between 3 and 7 p.m. on July 11. Drop by and take a look. The entrance is at the north end of the school.

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It’s that time of year when the crew of the British Columbia Forest Service (BCFS) is spraying for the Western Spruce Budworm. The spraying operation for this area is co-ordinated from the South Cariboo Regional Airport at the 108. The BCFS has been fighting this pest for numerous years, as there was a serious outbreak in the Fraser Canyon - Lillooet and the Pemberton areas in 1949/58 and still moves around the

province. The BCFS air tanker operations using Conair planes started up in the year 2000 and began spraying for the spruce budworm using organic pesticides. To eradicate the budworm the BCFS uses Foray 48B from Valent Bio Services to selectively kill the larval stage of the family Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) and it is also used as a pesticide of choice to eliminate gypsy moths, tussock moths, etc. The Foray 48B is watered down to cover 2.4 litres per hectare with a estimated cost of $7 per litre, plus labour, planes, administration and other costs. The spraying crews try to start each day at dawn taking into consideration the

weather conditions, such as rain, wind and location of the spraying to be completed. If conditions are not favourable the spraying is delayed or cancelled. The current crew representative Leigh Barratt says they have a kill rate of 80 per cent. Dogs on the loose A number of 108 residents have observed a couple of very young deer being chased by a pack of

dogs at the intersection of Kallum and Easzee drives and it was not a pleasant sight. Life is not easy for deer at the best of times but to be pursued by a pack of dogs is not tolerable. The dog owners are asked to please take care not to have their dogs on the loose or in a position to harm the wildlife and humans. It is your responsibility as a dog owner to be in control of your animal.

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Duck rescued from Blackstock chimney Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Renee Bergbauer of Blackstock Subdivision was startled recently when she heard a scratching noise coming from the chimney area in her basement. After a while, the noise stopped and she didn’t give it another thought until it returned the next day. Believing it was an animal of some sort stuck in the flue, she called a local plumbing and heating store that put her in contact with Bob and Judy Banas of 100 Mile House. Bob is a professional British Columbia

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Messner on target for archery nationals Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

A goal set in 2010 by Lac la Hache archer Adrian Messner turned into a goal met on June 24 when he won a gold medal at the 2012 British Columbia Outdoor 3D Provincial Championships in Salmon Arm. Messner was the top shooter in the Masters 50-plus Traditional men’s division, but it’s not the first time he’s won a medal at provincials. He also earned gold at the event in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2010, but this time around, the win was extra special. When he won the event in 2010 at the age of 61, he vowed for a repeat performance in 2012, so he would qualify to compete at national championships when it comes to Vernon at Silver Star Mountain, Aug. 3-6. A provincial gold-medal finish was the only way in and Messner prepared all year for the challenge. He practised in his backyard shooting range daily for up to three hours at a time

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A gold medal won recently by Lac la Hache archer Adrian Messner at the 2012 British Columbia Outdoor 3D Provincial Championships is his ticket for competing at nationals in August.

I didn’t want to know my score, so I didn’t have that little monkey on my back. I just shot for the love of shooting.”

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and attended whatever smaller competitions he could, winning gold or silver at each. At provincials, Messner says he had a good first round on the Saturday, but didn’t ask to see his results. “I didn’t want to know my score, so I didn’t have that little monkey on my back. I just shot for the love of shooting.” By the second round, the skies had opened up, rain poured on the course and the archers. “I was shooting in survival mode. My glove started getting wet and sticky and all of the scores were lower than the first round because of the rain.” It continued to rain on Sunday, but Messner says he was prepared for it that day. His winning score was 644

and of the eight competitors in his division, five shot above the 600 mark, making the competition tight. He notes experience was on his side. “Having competed at various nationals and provincials made a difference. It’s not so much about making a mistake as it is about how you recover to make a shot when you need a shot.” Training for nationals has begun for him and includes as much mental training as it does actual shooting. He’s still becoming accustomed to changes made to his bow recently when he realized that getting older meant he was no longer able to pull the usual amount of weight. He’ll continue to shoot daily and attend smaller archery competitions to get himself organized, he says.

School children learn the basics of golf Students at 100 Mile House and Mile 108 elementary schools were kept on the ball when they were visited by Kathy Gook, School Golf director at Golf British Columbia, June 19-21. She was promoting the Playground to Fairway School Golf Program, which introduces basic golf skills to school-aged children throughout B.C. Using over-sized plastic golf clubs, children were taught the nuts and bolts of gripping and swinging the clubs in a fun atmosphere. They moved through a set of stations in the school gymnasiums, which were filled with targets and colourful apparatus. They also learned about putting, chip-

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Kathy Gook, left, School Golf director for Golf BC, was at 100 Mile House Elementary School on June 20, promoting the Playground to Fairway program. She spent a little time with student, Shylo Burgess, showing her the basics. ping and pitching. The balls they used were the size of tennis balls, but were similar in weight to golf balls. Gook says the goal

of each session was to teach the students how to be safe while golfing, have fun and learn one new thing about golf, so they could apply it and

have fun with it. Gook says she received good feedback from the students and is convinced she changed the impression of the

game in some people’s minds. “A girl in Grade 7 said she thought golf was boring at first but after taking the lesson, she found out

there’s a lot more to it. “Golf is a sport that can be played throughout your entire life and with different generations. You learn lots of core values and you learn about yourself.” Each student who participated in the program received a voucher for a free round of golf at Marmot Ridge Golf Course and an invitation play a round on Marmot Junior Golf night, which is every Tuesday. They will receive special pricing and a free hotdog and be eligible to win prizes. The Playground to Fairway program is five years old and 100 Mile House was one of the last communities on Gook’s list to visit. She would like to see the community

continue to foster the idea of getting young people involved in playing golf. Next September, Gook will be promoting a new project called SOAR, which stands for Sharing Our Activities and Resources. It’s a joint effort between Golf BC, Curl BC and Tennis BC and its purpose is to deliver sports programming to elementary school children in remote regions of the province. Gook just finished a SOAR pilot project in Prince George and she has several communities in that vicinity lined up to receive instruction in the fall. She has been teaching golf for 25 years and says she has a passion for working with children.


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Margie Lobsiger of team Focused Fitness from 100 Mile House crawls through the Electric Eel obstacle at Tough Mudder in Whistler. going to be tougher. We trained hard enough that we could get through it,” says Taylor. Getting through the 22 Mudder obstacles with names like Trench Warfare, Death March, Arctic Enema and Electroshock Therapy took everything they had, says Lobsiger. Participants had to swim through ice water, crawl under barbed wire, wade through electrified wires and belly-crawl through culverts half filled with mud among other equally challenging things, she adds. “It was mentally hard, more than anything. When you’re looking at these electric wires dangling down, you have to allow your mind to let you go through it. You hear people screaming ahead and wonder what they’re doing.” Lobsiger adds

she felt the ice-filled water obstacle was the worst. “It kind of took your breath away. You slide down this snow hill into a slushy part of a lake and then climb a rope ladder to get out. I couldn’t breath and I wanted to say, ‘help’ but it wouldn’t come out.” It took teamwork to get through the obstacles and there were many times when the team members finished one, then stayed to help strangers through, she explains. “It was one of the most positive events that I’ve been to. All

15,000 of us were a team.” At the end, they were mud-caked, bruised, wet, frozen and mentally confused, but there were also tears of accomplishment mixed with pride. Lobsiger says the teammates say they’re game to do it all over again next year.

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100 Mile Men’s Fastball League champions Red Rock Grill took the direct route to the playoff finals by handily beating Exeter Sporting Goods, which finished second in league, 22-5 on June 26. The game was all but over at the second inning when Red Rock had built up a 13-0 lead, with pitcher Pat Findlay getting the victory and three strikeouts. Exeter was missing their big chucker Paul Carey, and used three pitchers to get through game. Shuswap downs Sanford In an extremely close contest on June 27, the Shuswap

Defenders got by the Sanford and Dillman Hornets 4-2. There was no scoring in the first three innings, and Shuswap chucker Kevin Neufeld threw well with four strikeouts. Despite 13 strikeouts by Sanford’s Reg Hooper, the Hornets couldn’t come back from a threerun RBI homer by Shuswap catcher Robin Gilbert with Jaycen Elliott and Neufeld on board with singles in the fourth. Sanford scored its two runs in the fourth when Bill Esterbrook and Chris Henderson had singles. Bob Collens’ hit brought Esterbrook across the plate and Henderson scored on a sacrifice fly.

Pud Griffin goes HollywoodBollywood The 28th Annual Pud Griffin Memorial Golf Tournament tees off July 6-8 at the 108 Golf Resort. Clara Koehn, event organizer and member of the hosting 108 Ladies Golf Club, is expecting 76 registrants and already has confirmation from people in Edmonton, Vernon, Princeton, Kamloops and all over the Lower Mainland. “We have more out-of-towners than locals. They come because we have such an awesome tournament.” It’s a two-ball, best-ball format, and as is the case with every Pud Griffin, there is a theme. This year, it’s Hollywood-Bollywood and Koehn is expecting to see a few wild and whacky costumes at their Saturday night banquet at the 108 Wheel Room. The ladies-only tournament is an annual tribute to a much-loved member of the 108 Ladies Golf Club, Pud Griffin, who passed away in 1984 from breast cancer. She was the club’s first captain, when there were only 12 members in the early 1970s. For more information, contact Koehn at 250-791-6587.

Shuswap gets a break After slipping past Sanford, the Defenders caught a break in the next round. They were supposed to play Exeter Sporting Goods on June 28 for the right to go up against Red Rock in the playoffs finals, but could not field a full squad. After a lengthy discussion, it was decided there would be a double header on July 3. Shuswap took on Exeter in the first game to see who went up against Red Rock in the second game of the first of a best-of-three playoff championship series (no scores available). Game 2 goes on July 4 and game 3, if necessary, will be played on July 5. Both contests get underway at 7 p.m. at Lumberman’s Park in 100 Mile House. Go to www.100mile for scores and highlights.



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Civil Engineering Technologist II District of Kitimat, full time permanent - wage $36.11 $43.69, over 2 years. Civil Technologist diploma required. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, duties include a variety of infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipality’s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proďŹ cient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D, and MS OfďŹ ce. Valid BC driver’s licence required. Submit resumes by July 25, 2012, 4:30pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, Fax: (250) 632-4995, or email HIRING ironworkers and welders immediately. Please email resume to:

ALANON - Does someone’’s drinking bother you? Meet with others who feel the same. Meet Mondays, 7pm at the Health Centre at the back of the Hospital. Contact 250-3954646 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS. Want to quit drugs or affected by someone’’s drug use? Meetings at Health Centre, 555 Cedar; Mon. & Fri., 7:30pm. Doors open 7pm. 250791-5287, or call the helpline: 250-320-5032

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings in 100 Mile area: Mondays noon at #10 Scenic Place Estates. Tuesdays, 8pm, St. Timothy’’s Church. Thursdays 7:30pm, 108 Community Centre. Saturday night ďŹ reside family group 8pm, 100 Mile United Church. Sundays 7:30pm, south Cariboo Community Health Centre,rear entrance. 250-791-5286, 250395-4646, 250-395-6154, 250395-5368



CALLING ALL Jokers! Former teachers & students. John Oliver Secondary’s 100th Anniversary September 21 & 22, 2012. Pre-registration required. Early Bird ends July 15th., ESTATE Sale July 7, 2012. Assortment of items for, saws, Motorhome, Camper Van, Household goods. All offers considered. Sale starts at 9:00 a.m. and goes until 4:00 p.m. Location is 6099 Lakeshore Drive, 100 Mile House. email: breretonj@hotmailcom

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

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Services NOW HIRING Full-time positions available in Packaging, Production and Sanitation, making quality, federally inspected Pepperoni. Fax or email resumes to: 250-396-4110

Trades, Technical CABLE PLOW and Drill Operator. Well-established company provides underground telecommunication installations throughout Alberta. Experience required. Accommodation and meal per diem provided. Email resume; catearmstrong@

Counselling TRAINED Counselor is available 24 hours a day to offer support, understanding, and help. ConďŹ dential and free of charge. Interior Crisis Line Network Call Toll Free 1-888-353-CARE (2273) www/


VERNON 100 Mile House is expanding their sales force. Looking for individuals with sales experience & knowledge of electronics/cellular. Full time Salary/Commission w/potential wage to be $45,000 $40,000 -- $75,000 $50,000 ++ BeneďŹ BeneďŹ ts. ts. Drop off resumes to 916A Ave., Mile House email: #200Alpine - 3107 48th100 Ave. Vernon oror email: No phone calls please.

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*WARNING* -Ads reading, “Free to a good home”, have the potential to attract individuals that see your family pet as a way to make $$money through any number of undesirable situations; i.e. selling to animal testing labs or in the case of horses, the slaughter house. Contact the SPCA at 250-395-5303 for information on successfully placing your pet in the right kind of home. Leave a message and a volunteer will get back to you.

The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Please send the name of the deceased, name/address of next of kin and name/ address of donor for tax receipt (VISA/MC accepted) to: Canadian Cancer Society, #300 - 500 Victoria St. Prince George, B.C. V2L 2J9 or Ph: 1-800-811-5666. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 5363 Dawson Rd. 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E1. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society can be sent to: Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House SPCA can be sent to: Box 1948, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children can be sent to: 3550 Waybourne Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3K9. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon can be sent to: #203 - 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3. The South Cariboo Health Foundation welcomes memorial gifts in support of our local Acute and Residential Health Care facilities, as well as, Community Health projects and activities. Mail donations to: S.C. Health Foundation, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 or drop them off at the hospital. Donations can be made to the Gideons by phoning 1-888-482-4253, using your credit card. The Gideons will send a card to the bereaved, so have their address handy. For funeral display or other information, contact Pete Penner at 791-6302 Donations may be sent to 100 Mile House Mural Society, 6221 Aalton Road, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E3

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95 MILE: Sat/Sun July 7&8, 9-4 at 6705 Barnett Rd. (off Reichelt). Household, kids’ stuff, books, canopies & more.

HEAT your entire home, domestic water and more with the Classic OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. Dual fuel ready models available. Call Today. Cameo Plumbing & Heating (250)395-3535.

100 MILE: Sat. July 7, 9-3 at 73 North Dogwood. Furniture, household items, office, books & misc.

LAC LA HACHE: 2 family sale on Sat. July 7, 9-1 at 4080 & 4082 McKinley Dr. Lots of goodies!

100 MILE: Sat. July 7, from 9-5 at 806 Marks Dr. Household, yard, tools. Something for everyone!

LAC LA HACHE: 4609 Caverly Rd. Sat./Sun. July 7&8, 9-3. Tools, bldg. materials, antiques, household items.

HIRE US TO CUT AND SPLIT YOUR FIRE WOOD With our fire wood processor we can process your log pile, up to 18” diameter logs into a custom 4-way split, between 12-24” long. $1300 per load or $1400 stacked. Lloyd & Jenny Contracting 459-2145 or fax 459-0093 All sales final

100 MILE: The monthly market, Mile Community To book a table 4772.

LONE BUTTE: 6001 Hwy 24 on Sat. July 7 from 8-3. Weather permitting. LOTS OF STUFF!


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104 MILE: Sat. July 7, 9-2 at 5160 Watson Lake Rd. Misc, household & small tools. 108 RANCH: Sat. & Sun. July 7 & 8 from 9-2 at 4894 Stewart Rd. Furniture, collectibles, antiques. Come make an offer!

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UPPER RANCHETTES: Sat. & Sun. July 7 & 8, 9-2 at 6038 Valleyview Dr. Yard & household items, new toys, silk plants, weedeater, dining tables w/chairs, truck bed cover, motorcycle, travel trailer and many more items small & large. Under cover.

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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 1-800-668-5422.


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Pets SPCA - Your best choice in pets. 250-395-5303 The SPCA needs 2 to 3 phone volunteers to answer the emergency line. Suits retired or semi-retired individuals. Also, temporary foster homes needed. Please call 250-3955303 and leave a message.

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100 MILE. Nice 3 bdrm duplex in town. N/S, N/P, refs. req. $750/mon. Avail. now. 250-3953658 1 BDRM SUITE. Nice clean unit in 4-plex in 100 Mile $700/mo + util. Jim 250-395-2550. 2 BDRM suite in 4-plex. In 100 Mile. Newly renovated. DD, refs. req. No dogs. 250-3952744 or 1-250-267-1702.


Knack Job Box 2’x4’x2’ $300

Knack Job Box 2’x5’x2’ $450

Shop quality Husky 7HP 2 stage 175 psi compressor 15cfm, c/w/ 80 gal tank, 220v single phase, 100% duty cycle $1000

Work bench, 4’x2’x1.25” solid steel top, mid shelf and steel legs $300 Misc clamps and vice grips $15 or lot sale considered

Milwaukee Super Sawzall $175

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Misc. Wanted WE BUY GOLD & SILVER in every form. We match the best price for your silver coins pre-1968. Open every Saturday 10am - 3pm. 205 Birch Ave., 100 Mile House 250-395-3034 WANTED: Old lever action Winchester & Marlin rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Real Estate Business for Sale LIVE THE Dream. Harbours End Marine, 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC “the best place on earth!” Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000 email:

For Sale By Owner 2000 sq ft rancher on level Lac la Hache waterfront, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, town water and sewer, 3 car attached garage. $479,000. 250-396-7706. NEWLY renovated 2 bdrm mobile home with small addition on almost 1 acre at 103 Mile. Insulated shop with power. Mobile is heated with oil and wood. Has updated snow roof. Asking $93,000. 250395-4602 or cell, 250-7069701.


CMHA-SCB is now taking applications for our affordable family housing development, located on Cariboo Trail and Jens Street, 100 Mile House B.C. Application forms can be picked up at the Community Resource Centre (between the Hospital and the Junior High School), or at the

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 BDRM mobile #8 Park Dr. Estates, $600/mo. Call 250395-3268. 3 BDRM mobile home with addition in Bridge Lake, NS, no indoor pets, references required. $675/mo. 250-593-0108. ONE empty mobile home pad, #50 at Park Drive Estates. 250-395-3268.

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

PARKVIEW APTS: 1 BDRM apt for rent renovated, downtown 100 Mile. $550/mo, 2 bdrm $650, bachelor $450. Includes heat. (250)395-3660 or (250)706-9144

100 MILE House (Sundials) 3 bdrm twnhse. NS, NP. $600-$750. 250-395-6576 2 BDRM house, Horse Lake area. N/P, N/S. $725/mon. DD req. 250-609-1118. 2 BDRM plus loft, small home on 108. $650/mon. 250-7915787. 2 BEDROOM fully furnished mobile on 5 ac N Bridge Lk $750/month plus uti - 4 BEDROOM lake view 108 Mile $1,100/month plus uti - 2 BEDROOM basement suite 103 Mile $650/month plus uti - 3 BEDROOM half duplex in town available August 1st $800/month plus uti - NS, Ref/credit check GERHARD 250-395-2133 Century21 Seaside Realty Ltd 3 BDRM, 1 bath house on 10 lightly treed acres, Lone Butte. Private, fenced yard. Avail. immed. Ref. a must. $750/mon plus utilities. 250-395-0144. 3 BDRM house in the Ranchettes with hot tub & cable. 1250 sq ft shop. On 2 acres. $1000/mon. Avail. now. 100 Mile area. 250-706-9519. 3 BEDROOM townhouse with full basement #1 491 - B, Evergreen Cres., fridge & stove. Ref & DD required. Avail. now. Phone 250-395-2744. 4 BDRM house in 100 Mile, $1000/mo. Avail July 1st. Call Daryl 250-706-9519. LARGE 3 bdrm, 2 bath home on working ranch. Pasture for 1 to 2 horses. DD & Ref. Required. $850/mon. 250-3972531. Completely renovated. LARGE SPLIT level home w/ acreage in popular Interlakes area. Home boasts open and spacious living area, five bedrooms, two bathrooms, acreage w/room for animals and outbuildings. N/S $1,000.00 per month. Call Carson @ 250-593-0253, or email

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent BC HOUSING is now accepting applications for housing from persons 55 years and older as well as disabled persons 19 years of age and older. Eligible tenants pay 30% of gross monthly income for rent. For applications contact: 250395-4743 or 1-800-834-7149.

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Cariboo 3.94 ACRES with over 500 ft. Eagle Creek frontage. Septic & well in place. Chain link fence on 3 sides with cattle grid. Cleared with ideal building site. $103,333. Ph. 250397-0016.

Mobile Homes & Parks 12FT WIDE 2 bdrm. mobile, 200 amp, new kitchen, jet tub, new windows, newer fridge, stove, microwave, washer/dryer. 40 gallon gas hot water tank. Newer peaked roof. To be moved. $12,000. 250-3954815.

***Available to Rent*** 108 Exec. 2 bdrm home “Absolutely beautiful” garage, gdn shed, storage Aug. 1st. $1100/mo. 108 Mile Ranch 3 bdrm home, large lot “Quiet, scenic location” w/d, Aug. 1st. $900/mo. 100 Mile, 2 bdrm+ Twnhse “Close to everything” new renos no pets, Aug. 1st. $700/mo. 100 Mile, 3 bdrm+ Twnhse “Close to everything” new renos no pets, $800/mo. Call ‘Will’ @ 250.706.9359


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NEAR 100 Mile, 2 bdrm basement suite $550/mth. plus utilities, has back up wood heat. 250-395-4602.

2009 SUZUKI, 650 Vstrom, ABS, less than 12,000 kms. Comes with center stand, A.T.R.E. Givi bags and other extras. $7500 firm. For more info call Denis 250-397-2125.

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WELL-MAINTAINED 3 bdrm house at 108, gas heat & fireplace. NS, NP, DD, RR. Horse paddock available. $950/mon. Ph. 1-250-245-0601.

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Legal Notices Kenkeknem Forest Tenures Ltd. Forestry Referral

1996 FORD F150 4x4, V8 standard. $1500. 250-3953267.

On behalf of the Canim Lake Band, Kenkeknem Forest Tenures Ltd. has developed cutting permit 02H on Forest Licence A83850. The permit is located north of Drewry Lake off of the 200, 201 and 202 roads.

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2001 FORD F150 LARIAT 4X4

The permit is available for public review and comment until September 30, 2012.

Extended 4 door cab 6 1/2 foot box Box liner Locking canopy Towing package Keyless entry Extra snow tires approx. 170,000 kms

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Office of the Operations Supervisor SEALED TENDERS will be received by the undersigned for removal of garbage at the following rural schools in the Williams Lake and Chilcotin areas. This will be for the 2012/2013 school year, from September 1, 2012 to July 5, 2013. The lowest tender will not necessarily be the one accepted. These contracts may be extended to the 2013/2014 school year if there are little or no changes in cost. Alexis Creek Elementary-Junior Secondary Anahim Lake Elementary-Junior Secondary Big Lake Elementary School Bridge Lake Elementary School Buffalo Creek Elementary School Dog Creek Elementary-Junior Secondary Forest Grove Elementary School Horsefly Elementary-Junior Secondary Horse Lake Elementary School Lac La Hache Elementary School Likely Elementary-Junior Secondary Naghtaneqed Elementary-Junior Secondary Tatla Lake Elementary-Junior Secondary Tender forms may be obtained from the Maintenance Office in Williams Lake or the schools listed above. For more information, please call 250-398-3883. Tenders will be received until 2:00 p.m. on July 13, 2012 by: Mr. Richard Des Ormeaux Assistant Manager of Facilities and Transportation School District #27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin) 765 North Second Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 4C3

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Rain and mud set the tone for a soggy 63rd Annual Bridge Lake Stampede amateur rodeo, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of entrants and spectators. The Bridge Lake Community Club hosted the rodeo and club president Jaime Law says entry numbers were near normal, despite the weather, and the muddy arena just added to the entertainment factor. Brady Smith, 17, of Bridge Lake was named the All Around Cowboy after winning the Bareback Riding event and taking third in Men’s Cow Riding. Smith also competed in Bronc Riding but was bucked off. “He’s just a young

guy, and it’s good to see,” Law says. He adds it’s getting more difficult for young people to get involved in rodeo because there are fewer ranches, and unless children grow up on a ranch, they have little opportunity to learn about rodeo. Brianne Birch of Salmon Arm was the All Around Cowgirl, with a win in Breakaway Roping. Her family has a long history with the Bridge Lake area and her descendants were longtime members of the community club. Keely Cahill of Clinton was the winner in Open Steer Daubing and Emmit Beeds won Junior Steer Riding. In Peewee Barrels, Sidney Schweb posted the winning time and Bacardi

Zimmerlee of Clinton took the top money in Junior Barrels. Barry LeBourdais of Kamloops won Men’s Cow Riding and the Bull Riding event, while Bridge Lake cowgirl Marissa Peter was winner of the Senior Barrel Riding event. Joe Isnardy, from the Chilcotin won Calf Roping and Jessica Fremlin of 100 Mile House was the victor in Junior Steer

Daubing. The Team Roping top time went to Miles King and Shane Lougheed. On the lighter side, fleet-footed Eddy Kennedy of Lone Butte took home a weaner pig as his prize in the children’s Pig Scramble. He had the choice of $50 cash or the pig, and chose the latter. New on the agenda, and huge hits this year were the Men’s and Women’s Whiskey

Races. Contestants had to chase a calf around the muddy arena, en-mass, and take a ribbon from its tail. Each of the two events had approximately 25 competitors who fiercely fought for the win. “It was really funny,” says Law. “They really got to wrestling over the ribbon and there were some fairly muddy women coming out of the arena.”

Weather pleasant for golf The weatherman co-operated for the 108 Seniors Day on June 27. Shirley Boyson says they played the Count-Your-Putts format and 27 members attended. Ladies Maureen Menzies and Wendy Foster were tied for first place with 16 putts each. Donna Brennan and Audrey Law tied for second place with 17.

Men Larry McKave and Mike Cleaver tied for first place with 15 putts each, and Herman Dutchak second with 16 putts. “June 21 turned out to be a lovely day with 36 seniors attending and a lovely luncheon with door prizes. They all seemed to enjoy the event and we may do that again later in the summer.”

Conditions excellent for 108 Men’s Night Spence Henderson The 108 Men’s Night saw 62 men enjoy excellent golfing conditions on June 27 and a drive that dwarfed last week’s first-flight long drive. There were three deuces, four 36s, three 38s, two 39s and four 40s during the day. Of course all shots didn’t go or stay where they were meant to. Several of the first round matches were played, with Jeff Kendy and Bill Stokes being among the winners. The club match play rules were clarified to line up with the USGA. They are posted at the pro shop, as the ladder showing the winners (and second-place finishers in the matches because there are no losers in golf at the 108). First flight Bill Graham took low gross in a count back over low-net

winner Bill Harris, Kendy won second gross and third low gross went to Shane Wilkie. All of these golfers shot 36s. Jack Gale hit the long drive, and Kendy had the closest to the pin (KP). Second flight The low-gross bragging rights went to Karam Parsad with a 40 on his scorecard. He actually started in the first flight with a 12 handicap but was moved along with three others to balance out the flights) Larry Molnar grabbed the low-net title. Dan Hadden smacked the long drive, while Spence Henderson got the KP. Third flight Tommy Lund took the low gross with a 40 (net 30). Peter Messner picked up the low net. Shawn Reid hammered the long drive, and Gord Spare sank the overall long putt.

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Obituaries Ladies golf back on track at 108 After a two-week rain-induced hiatus, Ladies Day had more than 32 ladies participating at the 108 Golf Resort. The game was “Eenie Meenie,” which is the best score on two par 3, two par 4, and two par 5 holes. Linda Henry, a former member visiting from Langley joined her “gal pals” for Ladies Day and dinner at the Tatton Room, says club vicecaptain Gloria Corno. “Linda, who was our net champion at one time, scored big by chipping in for a deuce on hole number 4 from the ditch, with much admiration from her fellow players.” First flight Cathy Waite took first place and Joanne Garrow placed second. Clara Koehn, Annie McKave and Judy Scarrow tied for third. The par pot draw went to Garrow and McKave won the

birdie pot. Second flight Ann Pinkney finished in first place and Shelly Larson was second. L o r r a i n e McCaffrey and Lynn Smeds tied for third place. Maureen Menzies won the par pot draw and the birdie pot was carried over.

Third flight Shannon Knapp placed first, with Carol Plautz second and Lynda Lewis third. The par pot draw was Plautz and Lewis. The Dorothy Olive Franklin Tournament, which is an 18-hole event, was won by Shannon Knapp. This is a worthwhile event that

supports junior golf, Corno says, adding $46 was collected and will be forward to the zone. “Our club gives a big thank-you to Al Sidor who did all the calculations.”

Match play is underway with 16 ladies competing, Corno says, adding the Pud Griffin Memorial Tournament will be held this weekend. “We wish everyone some ‘Golf Magic’.”


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A special gathering to celebrate the life of the late Peter Kristensen will be held at his home - 7335 Canim Lake South Road - at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012. We invite all his friends and neighbours to come and meet his niece Ingelise Rasmussen and share an afternoon of memories and refreshments. Refreshments thanks to the members of the Canim Lake Community Club. Some of Peter’s ashes will be scattered over Canim Lake during the afternoon as was his wish. The rest will be interred next to his parents in Denmark. Please bring your own chairs. Gordon Kellett and Ingelise Rasmussen

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Scott Judson aces No. 8 Twenty-eight golfers attended Men’s Night at the Marmot Ridge Golf Course on June 28. Callaway division There were 17 golfers competing in this group and Brad Mills shot a 36 to take first low gross. Scott Judson took 37 strokes, including a hole in one on hole number 8, for second low gross. Rod Taylor knocked out the

long drive, while Jeff Crookes had the closest to the pin (KP). Handicap division There were 11 golfers competing in this division that saw Vern Jeffrey take first low gross with a score of 31. Bruce Findlay shot a low-net 29 for first place. The long drive and KP honours went to Joe Batahla, Jeffrey, Shawn Reid and Findlay.

FISH REPORT By Jude Dionne Exeter Sporting Goods Ltd.

Earl Lake – Rainbow trout in this lake are hitting on a wedding ring and Panther Martin or dragon fly. Bob Lake – Rainbow trout here are attracted to an Apex and worms, or a willow leaf, kwik fish and worms. They will also hit on a 52 Buick and Doc Spratley. For kokanee, try an Apex and worms, a Hildebrandt and worms, or a kokanee king and worms.

Greenlee Lake – Rainbow trout will go for a Bolo lake troll, wedding ring and worms, or a Muddler minnow and dragon fly. Elbow Lake – Rainbow trout here are attracted to a willow leaf, Imperial magic and worms, or a willow leaf, apex, worms and a Doc Spratley. Howard Lake – Rainbow trout in this lake will hit on a Cowichan hook and worms, or a black kwik fish and worms or a Black Leech.

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1937-2012 Helen passed away on June 5, 2012 at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, B.C. She was a kind and loving soul and will be missed by all who knew her. Survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Larry; daughters Elaine (Kerry) Staples and Sandra Bertrand, four grandchildren: Renée (Erik) Petersen, Darcey (Victoria), Jamie (Devin) Hemmelgren and Talyn Bertrand; four great-grandchildren: Ava Petersen, Jadin, Jessie and Aliyha Staples; sisters-in-law Suzanne Neibour, Jean Bertrand, Sheila Skinner; brothers-in-law Les Blyth, Denis Bertrand and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her parents, her four siblings: Annie (Jim) Graham, Ethel (Alex) Graham, Laura Blyth and Norman Skinner; sister-in-law Irene Bertrand (Gary Arnold) and brother-in-law Robert Bertrand. Helen was born in Whitewood, Saskatchewan to Benjamin and Winnifred “Maude” Skinner. She began her schooling there; her transportation, an old oneeyed horse “May” and completed her education in Trail, B.C. after moving from Saskatchewan to Fruitvale, B.C. She began training as a Psychiatric Nurse in 1957 at which time she met Larry and they were married in 1959, the same year she graduated as an RPN. She most enjoyed her life while raising her family on a small acreage in Maple Ridge (Haney), B.C., delegating chores of the care of the animals: Sally the sow and her piglets, Bessie the cow, chickens and horses of course; along with an “always too large a garden.” In 1974 she, with family, relocated to 160 acres of bush at Fawn Lake, near 100 Mile House, B.C. A 15x 30 bunk house, power (generator), water (nearby Fawn Creek), plumbing (outhouse), communications (radio phone). She soon became very efficient with a chainsaw and her 4/10 Birdgun. She also shared her time at 100 Mile General Hospital as an LPN. She retired after 15 years and settled into her new home at Deka Lake. After a short stay there, she moved to Kamloops for the purpose of kidney dialysis care. Cremation took place and her cremated remains will join her son Raymond at Lakeview Community Cemetery, Hwy 24 “Roe Lake”. The date for the interment and gathering of family and friends will be announced at a later date. Cremation entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops 250.374.1454


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Cariboo Idol spotlight Over the next few weeks the 2012 Cariboo Idol contestants will be spotlighted.

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Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) hosted a Tea and Tasties Social on June 29 for an informal update on Involve Our Youth, which is funded by Community Action Initiative (CAI). CFEC’s CAI program co-ordinator Bithia Chung-Harris, left, discusses the youth council with Tahsis Jensen who recently joined the council.

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Brett Myrfield Cariboo Idol contestant Brett Myrfield hails from Williams Lake and has been singing since he was 18. He enjoys playing the guitar, drums, writing music and is currently learning to play the piano. He says what inspires him to play and write music is “just the general self-understanding that as we all grow up, we move forward.” This is the second spotlight in the series of 10.

The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) held its annual general meeting and Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Luncheon on June 13. CFEC executive director Lisa De Paoli says the AGM was a great opportunity to share the financial status of the organization with the community, and all of its achievements during the past year, as well as its plans for 2012/13. The luncheon also provided the opportunity to recognize the years of service of each of the staff and give “our heartfelt

Patron Appreciation Day LAC LA HACHE COMMUNITY LIBRARY We invite the community to our Patron Appreciation Day on July 11th, 2012 between 3:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m. Take this opportunity to check out the new library facility, which is now located in the Lac La Hache Elementary School (entrance at the north end of the school at the far end of Clarke Avenue). Browse the library to see what’s new; check for upcoming events; or register as a new patron if you are not yet a member. Suggestions for purchases, programing or improvements are always welcome. Refreshments will be available along with a free Library book bag and amnesty on late fines for the one day only.

The Library greatly appreciates your patronage and we hope to see you here July 11!

thanks to our volunteers, donors and sponsors.” CFEC increased the society’s numbers with 13 new members, nine lifetime members and five new two-year members. De Paoli says one of the big initiatives put together this year was the South Cariboo Children’s Services Directory that increases awareness for parents and service providers

about the wealth of child support services in the area. She notes the CFEC received the award because it met or exceeded all of the Council of Accreditation standards and was recognized for the best practice and innovative initiatives. “We are very proud to have achieved our third consecutive Council on Accreditation FourYear Award.”

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NOTICE NOTICE OF CANCELLATION Rezoning Amendment 8485 Graham-Dunden Road The public meeƟng regarding the amendment to South Cariboo Area Zoning Bylaw No. 3501, 1999 by adopƟng amending Bylaw No. 4729 scheduled to be held July 5, 2012 at 7 pm in the Watch Lake Community Hall for the purpose of hearing all persons who have an interest in the Rezoning Amendment for 8485 Graham-Dunden Road has been cancelled due to prinƟng errors. The meeƟng will be rescheduled at a later date. Cariboo Regional District 180D North 3rd Avenue Williams Lake BC V2G 2A4 Phone: 1-800-665-1636 or (250) 392-3351 Fax: (250) 392-2812

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Eliza Archie Memorial School (EAMS) students and staff accompanied the Canim Lake Band Elders on a rock hunt recently. They were given a crash course by the Babcock family on rock hounding. They looked at samples of what they might find and how to look for� thunder eggs,� which are very special rocks with amazing insides. Two were found and cracked

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each of her many books to the school’s library. Bonita proceeded to teach all the steps she went through to write the book, showing her story boards, notes, etc. The rest of the day was spent guiding the children through the process and having them begin to write stories. She had material that inspired all the grade levels and each child demonstrated learning of the writing process by making a booklet and writing

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way Visually challenged man adds firefighting and triathlon to résumé

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“Everyone can offer something.” So says Chris Zonruiter, a legally blind man of 26 who recently earned the designation of assistant chief of administration at the Lone Butte Volunteer Fire Department. Zonruiter’s vision is impaired by a condition called ocular albinism, which is characterized by a lack of pigment in the eyes. He was born with it, and while his vision is far from normal, he has worked hard around obstacles to maintain as normal of a lifestyle as possible. He joined the fire department in early 2009 after mulling over the idea for a few years. Zonruiter says he wasn’t sure what benefit he could be, but after encouragement from the fire hall chief to attend practice and then successfully undergoing the standard training, he was excited to realize there was a place for him in the department. “The only thing I definitely can’t do is drive a truck,” he says, adding he doesn’t have the depth perception to work on the front line either, but he is comfortable manning pumps on the water sup-

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Not about to let vision impairment get in his way, Chris Zonruiter, right, finished the fivekilometre run portion of the Won with One Triathlon with sighted guide Marc Lemieux. port crew. As he settled in, Zonruiter noted how burdened the department was with administration details, and being a student of an online business administration program, asked if he could somehow help to lighten the load. He was handed essential, but time-consuming

jobs, such as researching information and getting product price quotes. Before he knew it, Zonruiter was putting in several hours a week in his new role and he loved it. The icing on the cake came at the end of May when he was made assistant chief of administration.

“I feel really good about it and, of course, I feel like I’m making important contributions. It comes down to no matter where you go in life; you should never let a disability hold you back. “If you have an interest, there is a path, and you just have to find it.” There happens to be another extraordinary

path Zonruiter is travel- with the help of a sighted ling and that is one of a guide. The race consisted triathlon athlete. In early of a five-km run, a 7502011, when an opening metre swim and a 20-km became available on the bike ride. Won with One triathlon Zonruiter thinks it’s team for the amazing that blind and visuin six months, ally impaired, he he was able to accepted an inviprogress from a tation to become non-swimmer a member. to a competitive “And then I one, who with had to learn how a guide by his to swim. I could side, covered tread water but the distance in a couldn’t swim lake in a respectthe length of a able time. pool and cer- Chris Zonruiter The cycling tainly could not portion was swim as a competitor.” completed on a tandem With the support of bike, with his guide in his family, he was able to front, and for the run, he travel to Williams Lake was tethered with a rope weekly to swim at an to his sighted running indoor pool and it wasn’t guide who ran by his side long before he was able and steered him clear of to swim non-stop for 30 potholes, tree roots and minutes. The rest of his other hazards. training schedule includFinishing the race was ed working out in a gym exhilarating, he says. three times a week, riding “That was the best feela stationary bike and run- ing. I felt like I could do ning on a treadmill. anything and there’s litIn April 2011, he ran erally an adrenalin-rush his first 10-kilometre road high.” race, and the following It’s something he month, he completed an had never experienced, eight-km event. It was because while growreal-life training for his ing up, he hadn’t had first team Won with One the chance to play team triathlon, which took place sports, such as soccer and in July 2011 in Ontario. basketball. Zonruiter says As with all team mem- he feels like a whole new bers, he completed each See ZONRUITER… page B2 leg of the three-event race

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Lakes, ponds and creeks have been overflowing their banks with the excessive rain that has been falling in the area. For most residents, excessive rainwater is simply an inconvenience since the sloped terrain usually provides good drainage and water runs away from structures and other development. A wet spring however, can provide the best conditions for certain yard

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The new information sign has been erected at the rest stop above Lac des Roches. It is a favourite stopping place for tourists who can catch a great view of the lake and some good area information at the same time.

Excessive water Changing lake levels make daily lakeshore strolls somewhat adventurous, as the terrain keeps changing. Some boggy areas have become too wet to pick through, creeks are too wide to jump over and grounded deadfalls are either too unstable to act as bridges or are gone entirely. Trees and other debris continue to be dislodged by the rising water and travel back and forth in the lake as the wind direction changes. See ROCHES… page B6

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Zonruiter. None of his accomplishments have been easy to attain, and while much of the credit goes to his hard work and determination, he says nothing

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ZONRUITER… from page B1 world has opened up for him since joining the triathlon team. “It’s boosted my confidence in everything in life. Even though the team is spread out over the country, we have a connection and support is always there. “We have so much in common and have gone through the same things. There’s always someone to offer advice and who you can figure out problems with.” Some of the 14 team members are Paralympians and one has run successfully in the Boston Marathon. All are inspiring, says

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the Parkside entrance and in the foyer, and visitors to the gallery will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite. Each artist will have up to four other paintings displayed in the main gallery and Granberg says there will be pieces done by new artists who have not yet been seen locally. All of the works will be subject to a personal critique by a guest judge to provide feedback for the owners’ growth and development as artists. An opening reception on July 20 launches the show and it takes place at the gallery from 5 to 9 p.m., with snacks provided. Granberg says the artists are looking forward to attending the opening, after months of buildup. “It’s a time for the artists to finally relax and enjoy the sum of their creative effort.”

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Cariboo Artists Guild’s (CAG) 32nd Annual Show and Sale, Fakes & Forgeries, features a fun theme this year with members submitting their reproductions or personal interpretations of old masters’ paintings. The show will hang at Parkside Art Gallery from July 20 to Sept. 8, and don’t be surprised to see a phony Mona Lisa or two or a copy of a painting originally done by Rembrandt or Michelangelo. If a person has ever dreamed about owning a famous work of art, the paintings will be for sale and this might be a great alternative. Parkside president Patsy Granberg says the artists have been “pretty hush-hush” about their planned submissions, but she’s expecting the show to be interesting. It’s already been a thought-provoking journey for

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Artist Patsy Granberg displays her themed submission for the Cariboo Artist Guild Show and Sale. It is a copy of a painting by master painter John Singer Sargent called “The Sulphur Match.” the artists. “It’s really good for all of us to not just stick with the things we’ve mastered. Traditionally, artists have learned from copy-

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be inviting the public to drop by and express themselves through the Art Car project. In support of the Hot July Nights Car & Bike Show, which will be happening in adjacent Centennial Park that day, Parkside will have a car in their parking lot, which people can help decorate with materials supplied by the gallery, or with items they bring from home. There will be no pre-determined theme, but Granberg says she hopes people will build on each other’s contributions while incorporating their own ideas. She adds the car project is a perfect vehicle for stirring creativity. “Cars have always been a symbol of freedom to many. We want people to take this as an opportunity for freedom of expression in art.” If all goes well, the car will remain in the parking lot throughout the summer so people can continue to add to it.



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The gymkhana, operated by the non-profit Watch Lake-Green Lake Community Association (WLGLCA), will be held on July 14. It is the longest running gymkhana in British Columbia, and the gates open at 10 a.m. and the events start at noon. Everyone is welcome to this is a horse and rider sporting event. Admission is $2.00. The gymkhana will be held at the grounds just west of the Little Horse Lodge. The Watch Lake & District Women’s Institute (WL&DWI) and its volunteers will run the concession serve mouth-watering hamburgers and hotdogs, pop, coffee, chocolate bars, chips, etc. There is also a refreshment garden run by the WLGLCA to quench the adults’ thirst. The events include barrel racing, musical

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tires and baton racing. The gymkhana is a lot of fun for both competitors and the public, so bring a good hat, sunscreen and your camera. For more information, contact Dimps Horn at 250-4567741. Dinner and auction The WLGLCA invites folks to the Summer’s End Dinner and Silent Auction on Sept. 1 at the Watch Lake Community Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6. The silent auction will begin when the doors open and the last bids will be at 7:30 p.m.,

CD dance music to follow. There are only 70 tickets available and they are $10 a person; 12 years and under $5. Tickets will go on sale at the beginning of August. If you would like to reserve your tickets, or have silent auction items you would like to donate, contact Eleanor Bulman at 250-456-2151. Thanks offered A big thank-you goes to the ladies from 103 Mile, 108 Mile and the Seventy Mile Access Centre for donating Christmas lights to the community hall. A few more strands of the old-style lights are still required.

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Calendar • The Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department (WLN GLVFD) practice is on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Andy Palaniak at 250-456-7460. • The WLNGLVFD Auxiliary’s next meeting will be held July 5 at 7 p.m. at the Shorty Horn Memorial Fire Hall.


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Become a Lifelong Learn e r ! Thank you to the numerous local partners, volunteers and sponsors for their continuing literacy support. Special thanks to the 100 Mile Free Press, Williams Lake Tribune, Staples, Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Kiwanis Club, Williams Lake & 100 Mile Lionesses, Williams Lake & 100 Mile Rotary Clubs, School District #27, Cariboo Regional District Library, Welcome Wagon and many more!

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What’s On Here’s a convenient listing of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events by non-profit groups in the South Cariboo. To be included, call 250-395-2219 at least one week before the event.

• July 4 to 31 - Showcase Gallery features a new show, “Summer Fun Group Show” by the Cariboo Artists Guild. The gallery is located at 475 Birch Ave. • July 13-15 - 100 Mile House Hot July Nights Car & Bike Show. Friday, Cruisin’ the Dub registration and entertainment, 5 to 9 p.m. at A&W; Saturday, Show ‘n Shine, swap meet, 1-5 p.m. at Centennial Park; Sunday, pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. at Central GM, and Rod Run, 10 a.m. • July 14 - 100 Mile Lions Club ‘50s Theme Dance at 100 Mile Community Hall. Tickets, $10 at Whimsey Gifts, Money Concepts and 100 Mile House Hot July Nights Show ‘n Shine. Music by Marc Allen. Snacks provided and Safe Ride Home available. Doors open 6:30 p.m. • July 14 - Watch Lake/Green Lake Community Association Gymkhana takes place at the gymkhana grounds on North Green Lake. Start time is noon. • July 14 - Help create the Art Car at Parkside Art Gallery from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the gallery parking lot. Car and materials supplied, but bring your ideas and more materials if you wish. • Until July 14 - Neil Pinkett’s solo art show, From the Corner of my Eye I Saw..., is on display at Parkside Art Gallery. • July 16 - Communities in Bloom free community barbecue, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Centennial Park. • July 20 - Cariboo Artists Guild 32nd Annual Show and Sale, “Fakes & Forgeries” opens at Parkside Art Gallery, with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. The show runs until Sept. 8. • July 21-22 - Bighorn Bow Hunters Archery Club 2012 Traditional Shoot at Cariboo Bonanza Resort at Horse Lake. • July 22 - 100 Mile & District Outriders Club hosts a gymkhana at the Outriders Arena in 100 Mile. Start time is 10 a.m.


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Invasive plants scheduled to be sprayed ROCHES… from page B2 A wayward waterfowl nesting platform that spent two years lodged in the McCarthy Bay is now gone and has yet to be spotted in one of the many shallow bays on the big lake. Better late than never Our location and elevation is the reason for a late starting and short summer. The renowned Mayfly hatch occurs in June and July, not May as the name suggests. Our June berries, or Saskatoon berries, were only just flowering in June and are usually ready for picking in late July and August. Once again, our April showers arrived in June. Accompanying cold temperatures slowed the growth of many wild and domestic plants, but with any luck and if the opti-

mistic gardeners in the area are correct, once the heat of summer arrives in July and August, like last year, vegetables and fruits will thrive - late but luscious. Friends monitoring In addition to water quality monitoring throughout the summer, members of Friends of Lac des Roches and Birch Lake are a few of the estimated 2,500 volunteers partaking in the annual North American secchi dip in. From June 23 to July 15, water clarity is measured at fresh water lakes, using a

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be pre-registered for treatment (1-800-6651636), and they’re if not attended to this year, it will be automatically added to next year’s schedule. Chase is on The Boultbee walkers recount their wildlife sightings when they meet daily. Lately, a common theme with the very

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Raising funds to create new murals has never been an easy task for 100 Mile House Mural Society members. Despite the adversity, this hardworking group of volunteers has facilitated the instalment of several large-scale paintings, which depict the history of the South Cariboo, all over 100 Mile House. Society member Ruth Peterson says a mural can cost several thousand dollars to complete, depending on its size. The cash comes from different sources, including the family or group that requests it and from society fundraising. Peterson says it has always been a struggle to raise money for the murals and society members feel like they’ve dried up their resources. Recently, she made a presentation to the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce members, hoping to get their support. “It feels like we’re missing something with the business

community — like fund it, but they need there’s no connec- another $3,000 to tion.” cover remainWhile the ing costs. society has Noting that if had some every chamsupport ber member from the donated just business sec$20, Peterson tor, Peterson says the says they m u r a l dispersed expenses 60 packages would be within that Ruth Peterson taken care community of. in 2010, asking for “I believe that donations and got businesses get a very little response. Noting the murals benefit local businesses, she adds that in early May, a busload of people in the community for the North Central Local Government Association convention took in a mural tour and the society also received a request for 1,000 brochures. “I know businesses are always being asked for donations and feel they are already committed to supporting other organizations. I’d just like them to include new ones.” Currently, the society is working on a mural, which depicts Canim Falls. Approximately $3,000 has been raised to

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District a celebration of life will be at the Deka Fire Hall, Aug. 4 from 1 to 3p.m.


Someone reported a “heroic rescue� near dusk on Deka Lake on June 19. Apparently, a boater, wearing hipwaders, flipped his craft. When Ken Wright’s 14-year -old granddaughter, Codie, looked out the window and saw the upturned boat and the captain struggling to swim in the water, she summoned her father, Steve. A firefighter from the Coast, Steve dashed to the lake, dove in and dragged the boater out, while fighting against hipwaders full of water. Other nearby boaters hooked onto the upturned boat’s bow and towed it to the access. The victim was lucky, and kudos go to Codie and Steve for their part in the rescue. Gathering planned In memory of longtime Deka resident Erna Zink, who passed away April 2,

Students acknowledged June 28 was Awards Day at Bridge Lake Elementary School (BLES.) After appreciation was shown to the school’s many volunteers, and a slide show of this year’s activities, the annual awards were presented. All awards, except the Jimmy Bonter Memorial Citizenship Award, went to Grade 7 students. The Bonter award was won by Grade 6 student Giorgia Lanzoni, while the Ryan Larson Memorial Sportsmanship Award went to Cameron Caldwell. The Outstanding Pupil (Academic) Award saw a tie between Piper Loft and Nicholas Rottluff. Loft also won the Music Award; while Lukas Waldner won for French and Jordana Weeks for Fine Arts. The Soar like an Eagle Award, which goes to the student who has “found his wings and is ready to fly,� was won by a thrilled Morgan Briand. Students who are

to be congratulated on making the honour roll for the entire year, include Grade 5, Logan Law and Hannah Valihora; Grade 6, Brittany Boyd; and Grade 7s Caldwell, Loft, Rottluff and Waldner. The community congratulates all the above students, and wishes the Grade 7s a wonderful future as they move on to the “big school.� Guest artist Bridge Lake librarian Brenda Tillyer has welcomed wellknown quilter Donna Fillmore to the library’s Community Showcase for the month of July.

Elections held BLES Parent Advisory Committee held its elections June 21. Andrea Veitch is returning to the presidency after several years’ absence. Mandy Lipka is the newly elected treasurer, and Sandy Law remains secretary. A new vice-president has yet to be named. Pub hooked After many months of waiting, this writer can now divulge the worst kept secret of all times, that Debi Young is now the proud owner of what used to be the Fish On Pub. While a name and an opening date for the licensed

family restaurant and lounge are not yet official, it is true that Debi’s other business, Wildmans Rural Living Store, will eventually move into the pub’s downstairs. Speaker series Friends of Bridge Lake’s Les Anderson, organizer of their Summer Speaker Series, notes the ‘Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department an Updateâ€? is the first subject. See DEKA‌ page B10

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T he Cariboo’s Calling

Making Sxusem: from buffaloberries to ice cream By Marianne Van Osch For generations untold, wild berries have been a prized food for First Nations people. Blueberries, cranberries, huckleberries, chokecherries, Saskatoons, raspberries and strawberries are gathered and dried, preserved as an important part of securing a food supply for the coming winter. The berries are added to bannock and other native foods. All berries contribute nutritional value and flavoring to the First Nations diet. However, there is one kind that produces a most interesting treat. Sxusem, or Indian ice cream, is a dessert that is made throughout the Pacific Northwest from buffaloberry or soapberry bushes. The bushes are common in the Cariboo. Florence Thomas of the Canim Lake Band carries on the tradition of making Indian ice cream by gathering and preparing the fruit just as her parents, grandparents and generations of Secwepemc people have. “In July, we find bushes we call sxusem. We lift the bottom branches and place an old sheet carefully underneath

Florence Thomas harvests the berries

Cooking the berries

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After the process is completed, the sxusem provides a refreshing treat for Ella Gilbert, left, Edna Sellars and Delores Theodore. the bush. Then we use a small stick to beat the branches so the berries drop onto the sheet. We call beating the bushes ‘spamming’.” Debris, such as leaves or small twigs, are then removed. “The berries are put into a large stock pot. There may be a few green berries mixed in with the red but we leave them there. We add very little water, just even

with the berries. We usually cook them for about 20 minutes. Then we jar them.” She described the process of jarring the berries. “We transfer the berries to sterilized jars that have been kept hot in the oven. After the lids are on, we turn them upside down for up to 24 hours which helps them really seal.” The jarred berries are ready to be made

into sxusem. “Now, we use an electric mixer to beat the berries, but before, when we were out in the bush, we’d make a hand beater. You take small willow branches, peel off the bark and tie them to a stick. “Before you start to beat the berries, you must make sure that your bowl and beaters are absolutely grease-free or it won’t work.

“If you add sugar as you beat the sxusem, it becomes thicker. The amount of sugar depends on how sweet you like it. I would use one-half cup of sugar to four to six cups of berries. “Some people like the tart taste. I do. Long ago, there was no sugar to sweeten it. People were used to the tart taste. “You can add vanilla. It gives the sxusem a different

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taste for people who don’t like the tartness. But you have to use real vanilla or else it will be runny.” As the sxusem is beaten, it begins to thicken into pink creamy foam with tiny red flecks. Soon it resembles strawberry ice cream and is ready to be eaten. Florence is from a family of eight children. She remembers berry-picking excursions with her parents and other families, when they would camp and everyone would work together. She and husband, Nick, have continued the tradition of pick-

ing and jarring berries with their own eight children and “endless grandchildren.” “I taught them how to jar and preserve all kinds of food. I’m hoping young people will carry on these traditions. So far my kids do ... or else!” Mobility problems now keep her from scrambling in and out of many berry-picking places, but Florence says she is still able to enjoy dip-netting, sitting by the Fraser River, at Soda Creek or Farwell Canyon. She adds her greatest pleasure is simply walking among the trees in a quiet forest.

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Community The 2887 RCACC Rocky Mountain Rangers held its 40th Annual Ceremonial Review, Awards Presentation and Buffet at the Horse Lake Road Training Centre June 2. Chief Petty Officer1st Class Clifford W. Ronneseth, who is the longest serving chief petty officer in the Royal Canadian Navy at the present time, led the review of Cadets, followed by representation from the RCMP, local government officials, the Legion and retired members of the military. The Cadets did a wonderful presentation for their families, friends and friends of the corps, says Commanding Officer Capt. Kevin Seal. “They have had a good year with quite a few new cadets, although it was hard

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Master Cpl. Tianna King, left, received her Silver Star Award from Lt. Shawn Dulmage at the recent 40th Annual Ceremonial Review of the 2887 RCACC Rocky Mountain Rangers at the training facility on Horse Lake Road. to tell by the way they did their parade drill. The cadets worked hard during the year and it was hard to determine the award winners.” Seven cadets are going to courses this summer at the Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre (VACSTC), Seal notes. “We also have

DEKA… from page B8 Everyone is welcome to Bridge Lake School on July 11 at 7 p.m. Celebrations Birthday bubbly goes to Catherine Cook, Mary Shennum and Don Chariton. Many congratulations on wedding anniversaries go for Alyce and Stan Matthews’ 53rd today (July 4); and Susan and Mel Grahn’s 24th on July 9. Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers. • Family Bingo every Wednesday at Deka Fire Hall. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; play starts at 7. • Crib, Deka Fire Hall on July 6 at 7:30 p.m. • To register for the Kids Space Vacation, July 30 to Aug. 2, call Elaine Adams at 250-593-2303.

four cadets going as staff cadets to the VACSTC. These cadets will assist officers in the summer training and get a training bonus equivalent to a summer’s employment.” This years award recipients include: • Top Green Star Cadet Lance Cpl. Cavan King • Top Red Star Cadet Cpl. Coletin Lane • Silver Star - Cadet Master Cpl. Tianna King • Top Gold Star Cadet Sgt. Niculus Funk • Best Dressed first year - Cadet Alysha Milward • Best Junior NCO Cadet Cpl. Graham McHarg • Best Senior NCO -

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Trolling for Big Fish in Big Lake

S Surface Area • 578 Hectares (1,428 Acres) Maximum Depth • 40.8 metres (134 feet) Elevation (ASL) • 821 metres (2,694 feet) Survey Date • July 1960 Contour Units • Feet

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everal species of fish reside in Big Lake including rainbow trout, burbot, lake trout (char) and kokanee. Trolling and lure fishing are the most common techniques for Big Lake, though flyfishers do well, too. Gang trolls or Wedding Rings produce well. Fly fishers may want to try a green Doc Spratley, a black Woolly Bugger with a little bit of gold ribbing on it or a leech pattern in black with red and olive colours.

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Vi c t o r i a - b a s e d pop rock band Acres of Lions take stage, performing a number of sets at the July 6 JobFest at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre.

Chris Pettman Weather permitting, performances will be held outdoors, says spokesperson Chris Pettman. Acres of Lions is playing at a number of JobFest events, including Quesnel. Mayor Mitch Campsall will be opening the event, which starts at 2 p.m. and will run until 8 p.m. The Youth Zone will be operating a concession, selling hotdogs. There will be a number of guest speakers informing youth from ages 12 to 24 that they do not have to leave a small town to get a great career, says Pettman. For more details, visit the JobFest website at www.job

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