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Arrest made Toughin’ it out through the dust in B&E One person was arrested following a break and enter south of Williams Lake Monday. Police say that in the early hours of July 2, the Williams Lake RCMP responded to report of a break and enter in progress at a rural property about 30 kilometres south of Williams Lake on Highway 97. While en route, members were updated that the suspect had fled the scene in a blue Chevrolet vehicle, heading toward Williams Lake. The responding members located the suspect vehicle and arrested the lone occupant without incident. A subsequent search resulted in the recovery of the stolen property as well as a large quantity of drugs with a street value in excess of $10,000. The drugs are believed to be unrelated to the break and enter. The male suspect is from the Prince George area and well known to police. The suspect remains in custody and was to appear in court July 3.
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One of the most exciting, albeit dangerous, events at the Williams Lake Stampede, the Mountain Horse Race, provided four days of action for spectators at this year’s 86th Annual Williams Lake Stampede. This ride, during Saturday’s performance, saw (back from left) Alexis Creek’s Darren Sulin and Merritt’s Chris Dieleman, Patrick McLoud (front from left) and Steve Quilt emerge from a cloud of dust before making their way around the track and into the grandstand arena. This year’s overall title in the Mountain Horse Race was won by Nemiah Valley’s Roger William, followed by Jimmy Lulua, also from Nemiah Valley.
People heading to the Anahim Lake Stampede this weekend need to know there’s been a cluster of positive cases of swamp fever at the Ulkatcho reserve, says Williams Lake veterinarian Dr. Doug Magnowski, adding swamp fever, caused by infectious anemia virus (EIAV), results in the death of horses. “The Canadian Food Inspection Agency found four or five positive cases out of six or seven that were tested at Ulkatcho. It’s not something that’s brand new; there’s probably a reservoir of horses out west that carry it,” he says, noting there hasn’t been any cases for several years. On June 29, he faxed a letter to the Anahim Lake Community Association outlining his concerns. “The problem is we’ve got a very hot strain of virus that is creating an issue and we don’t know how big the issue is. Of the 150 horses that roam the reserve, how many are positive?” he says. Magnowski wants people to realize they will be taking outside horses into the area at the peak of horsefly season. The disease can be transmitted by flies carrying blood or plasma from infected horses, but cannot be transmitted to humans. If people are intent on going to the stampede, Magnowski says they need to be fly aware. Keep horses inside at dawn and dusk when fly times are peak and use effective fly repellent and screens.
Float plane crash kills local man The pilot and lone occupant who was killed in a float plane crash near Williams Lake Saturday has been confirmed to be Montague (Monty) Exton, 77, from Williams Lake. Cpl. Chris McGee of the Williams Lake RCMP reported that at 9:55 p.m. Saturday, June 30, Williams Lake RCMP were advised of an overdue float plane. The private plane had departed Williams Lake around 1:40 p.m. and was due to return to Williams
Lake at 5 p.m. The BC Coroners Service says Exton's privately owned Cessna 185 float plane was reported missing after he failed to return from a routine flight. Search and rescue was advised and a fixed wing aircraft and helicopter were dispatched from Comox, B.C. An aerial search was conducted and a downed float plane was located approximately nine kilometres
north west of Williams Lake, near the Fraser River. "Examination of the scene confirmed the pilot and lone occupant of this aircraft and did not survive the crash," McGee reports. The investigation is now being led by the BC Coroners Service with assistance from the RCMP. The BC Coroners Service, with the assistance of the Transportation Safety Board and the RCMP, is continuing to investigate.
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Driver arrested after vehicle crashes and flips A vehicle crashed into a power pole and flipped onto its roof Thursday night. Police say that at about midnight the RCMP attempted to pull over a
1998 Ford pick-up truck after it was observed driving close to parked vehicles, nearly hitting them in the 200 block of Second Avenue North. As emergency lights
and sirens were activated, the vehicle fled, going more than 100 kilometres per hour, southbound, on Mackenzie Avenue. Emergency equipment on the police vehicle was
shut off as it was deemed too dangerous to initiate a pursuit under the circumstances. Moments later, the vehicle was located near Mackenzie Avenue and
Highway 20 where it had crashed into a power pole and flipped onto its roof. The RCMP say the driver and passenger were located at the scene with the vehicle and escaped
with relatively minor injuries that did not require hospitalization. The driver was arrested on an outstanding warrant as well as impaired driving.
Sport Mart in Boitanio Mall to close doors this November Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer SportMart in Boitanio Mall in Williams Lake will be closing in November. Rob Nicol, associate vice president of govern-
ment relations Canadian Tire corporation, confirmed the closure last Thursday. Sport Mart was owned by Forzani Group, which was acquired by Canadian Tire in 2011.
“Forzani operated banners including Athletes World, Sport Chek, Sport Mart and a few other banners,” Nicol explained. When asked if the Canadian Tire store in
Williams Lake will be expanding its sports goods section, Nichol said nothing has been finalized, but anything Canadian Tire can do to encourage Sport Mart customers to migrate
over to Canadian Tire store will be looked at. “What that entails and what that will look like, exact product assortment, those are details that still need to be figured out.”
City to present to timber supply committee Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Mayor Kerry Cook is first up to make a presentation at today’s timber supply hearings at the Pioneer Complex, beginning at 4 p.m. “It’s important that the province strongly consider the impact of timber supply discussions on communities, workers and businesses,” Cook said at Tuesday’s council meeting. “Municipal government should be directly involved in the release of information from the province to the general public when that information has the volatility to create economic
angst.” Williams Lake has recently gone through having lots of information coming at it with regards to the future and the uncertainty with forests, so this is an opportunity to set the record straight with what’s currently going on, Cook said. “It’s important to ensure we have a sustainable forest industry in Williams Lake for all the people that are involved directly and indirectly in this industry.” Another subject Cook will discuss is mitigation strategies. She said they must be open to community stakeholders, be fact based, and encourage el-
ements of certainty, not foster economic crisis and instability by propagating speculation and rumour. “It’s important to have all the facts for the community to move forward.” Because each area is unique, she said timber
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not sacrifice future community health. Coun. Surinderpal Rathor encouraged citizens to submit written presentations as well. The deadline for submitting those is July 20. “This is the time to get out and speak up,” Rathor said.
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Food vendor pilot project to run in WL Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer People wanting to set up mobile food vending in the city’s downtown have until July 12 to throw their name into the hat to be part of a pilot project that will run mid July until the end of October. The city is proposing four areas that mobile vendors can operate. They include Spirit Square, Kiwanis Park, Boitanio Park and Herb Gardner Park. Council passed a recommendation for the project at its Tuesday council meeting. “This is something that’s up and coming in so many different municipalities and fits into our vision for the downtown and adds to a lively downtown,” said Mayor Kerry Cook. Staff and council had lots of discussion around how to advertise, select vendors, and charge vendors. “We have already received several requests from people that are interested,” Cook said. City planner Liliana Dragowska said the fee for the pilot project will be $200 per vendor, per spot, per month, in addition to the licensing for mobile vending which is $200 for the year. A report submitted to council highlighted how staff looked at a similar project in Vancouver. “We worked with our workyard staff and a number of vendors who have made inquiries and came up with the four areas in town. There are other alternatives that we considered, but we felt there needs to
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be more public engagement particularly around those sites,” Dragowska explained. Many other communities are moving toward regulating mobile food vendors, and while the city wants to look at regulations, a pilot project was the best way to get things up and running for this season. Dragowska told council there may be some push back from the community on some of the locations and what’s being allowed because so far the bylaws have restricted mobile vending to private property. “We do have some mobile vendors that operate within Williams Lake at the Farmer’s Market or on private property, but nothing on the streets that has been permitted. One of the sites is right in front of city hall in the on-street parking.” City Hall has heard concerns about those sites that sometimes people park too long in the spots and that there is limited street parking available on Oliver Street. However, the city has heard that those spots would be ideal for mobile vending. After the pilot project, city staff will bring a report with recommendations to council. At the meeting council also received a proposal from the Williams Lake Central Business Improvement Area Association for a Chuck Wagon Concession to be erected on Community Corner at Oliver Street and Third Avenue as a year-round food vendor.
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City, CRD yet to agree on fire protection Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Williams Lake city council has resolved to maintain the status quo when it comes to providing fire protection. The resolution has the Cariboo Regional District investigating alternative options because it says the cost is too high for rural taxpayers. At Tuesday evening’s council meeting, Mayor Kerry Cook said the city currently has three agreements for fire protection — one between the city and the province, and two between the city and the Cariboo Regional District. “City council supports continuation of the current agreements to provide Williams Lake rural fringe fire protection,” Cook said. “The two agreements with the CRD have expired and council is in favour of combining all of the agreements and working with the CRD to find an agreement that is equitable for the city and the CRD.”
On Friday, however, the CRD issued a press release stating negotiations on a new fringe area protection agreement had unfortunately broken down after the city rejected the new proposal. “This new agreement would have seen the Williams Lake Fire Department continue to provide fire protection services to fringe area residents under one amalgamated agreement between the city and the CRD,” the press release says. “The new proposal, developed by the Williams Lake Fire Protection SubCommittee established last fall by the Central Cariboo Joint Committee would have resulted in a more equitable cost sharing arrangement for all residents.” Responding Tuesday, Coun. Surinderpal Rathor challenged the notion that talks have broken down. “There are no broken talks,” he said. “We received a letter. The letter stated the four options. We are no differ-
ent protecting our area than the regional district directors protecting their area. We said this was the option we would accept. We want to work with the CRD and not be bashing against each other. It was never the intention of the council and I would respectfully request that my colleagues on the other side of the table should refrain from making such comments.” Cook reiterated that the city wants to work with the CRD to find an agreement that is equitable for both sides. Joan Sorley, Area F director for the CRD, was at the Central Cariboo Joint Committee meeting when the fire agreements were discussed. She said she had told everyone present she was very disappointed “negotiations had broken down” and that there would be a press release going out. Sorley told the Tribune Wednesday the agreement drawn up by the province and the city to provide fire protection to fringe areas pre-dated the
existence of the CRD. “The Cariboo Regional District has never been party to this agreement, but our taxpaying residents are paying taxes based on this agreement. Over the years, what has happened, is that the taxes to the regional district residents have become proportionately more than their fair share.” She estimated rural residents are paying for close to 70 per cent of the service, while around 26 per cent of the calls are to rural areas within the fringe fire protection area. “It’s because of the formula. The city takes the total tax base in the city and the total tax base of the rural area and divides it up to pay for fire protection. In the rural area we don’t have business or industry, but the city does, so business and industry are taking the bulk of that so city residents don’t pay as much.” The CRD proposed to take a total taxation and divide it up so residents are paying equal. It would see rural resi-
dents paying about 27 per cent of the cost of the service, which is more in line for what they’re actually getting, and doesn’t unfairly skew it for the residential tax base, Sorley said. Rural residents have had two big fire tax bills and are upset that their fire protection taxes have doubled for some residents in the last two years, she added. The CRD believes the new agreement it worked on was fair. “It was maybe more than our taxpayers would want to pay, but it was fair and we would support it. We’re not prepared to support anything less than that.” Sorely said there’s no ability for further talks between the city and the CRD. “The province has said they are not prepared to continue with the agreement and the onus is on us to come up with something that will replace it. The city has declined to do that so we need to find alternatives for fire providing protection.”
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LOW FLOW TOILET / APPLIANCE REBATE PROGRAM
The City of Williams Lake is pleased to announce its Toilet Replacement Incentive Program will be offered again in 2012, and has been expanded to include clothes washers and dishwashers The program has been designed to assist residents of Williams Lake in replacing their old inefficient toilets, clothes washers, and dishwashers with new, more efficient models . Older toilets can use as much as 20 litres of water per use whereas newer low flow toilets use only 4.8 litres or less, some using as little as 3 litres. As a result, changing only one toilet to a more efficient model can save tens of thousands of litres of water per year. Replacing residential toilets also saves wastewater entering the sewage treatment plant, saving on treatment costs and on the amount of effluent leaving the plant. A total of $25,000 is being made available for this program in 2012. The rebates are as follows: Toilets: • The amount of the receipt to a maximum of $75 for a 4.8 litre flush toilet. • The amount of the receipt to a maximum of $100 for a 4.8/3 litre flush toilet. • The amount of the receipt to a maximum of $125 for a 3 litre flush toilet. • A rebate for contractors who build new homes can receive a $75 rebate for installation of a 3 litre toilet instead of the standard 4.8 litre. Clothes Washers and Dishwashers: • Amount of the receipt to a maximum of $150 for appliances that have a Water Factor of less than 6, and the amount of the receipt to a maximum of $200 for appliances that have a Water Factor of 3 or less. For a list of appliances and the Water factor, visit www.williamslake.ca. Click on Departments, Planning and Operations, Water Conservation. The City of Williams Lake will be implementing the Toilet Replacement Program between June 1 and August 31 on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is a limit if two toilet/appliance rebates per residential dwelling per year. Applications and information brochures are available at City Hall, and information brochures will be available online at www.williamslake.ca
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ELECTRORECYCLE: B.C.’S SMALL APPLIANCE E & POWER TOOL RECYCLING PROGRAM Starting July 1st, 2012, British Columbians will be able to recycle even more of their old or broken electrical products such as small appliances, power tools (e.g. hand-held drills), sewing machines and exercise equipment (e.g. treadmills) as ElectroRecycle expands to include new product categories. About ElectroRecycle, the Small Appliance and Power Tool Recycling Program ElectroRecycle (formerly known as Unplugged) is the first comprehensive recycling program for electrical household products in Canada and the only government-approved program in British Columbia. Developed by the Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association (CESA), ElectroRecycle is one of 14 other successful industry-managed recycling programs operating in B.C. for everything from beverage containers, electrical outdoor power equipment, lights, tires and electronics, to batteries, oil, gasoline and other flammables. The expanded ElectroRecycle program accepts more than 300 different types of electrical products ranging in size from electric toothbrushes, toasters and hand-held power drills to sewing machines, countertop microwaves and treadmills. ElectroRecycle has more than 100 accessible and convenient drop-off locations across B.C. ensuring all British Columbians can recycle their electrical products for free in their communities. For areas not yet served by drop-off locations, there will be scheduled collection events operated in collaboration with other organizations. ElectroRecycle and the Environment B.C. is a leader in recycling programs. A recent survey conducted by McAllister Opinion Research found that 97 per cent of British Columbians were somewhat or very likely to participate in a recycling program like ElectroRecycle , while 89 per cent said they would encourage others to take part as well. Over the past year alone, British Columbians have diverted nearly 20,000 metric tonnes of electronics, 40,000 tonnes of tires and over 1 billion non-alcohol beverage containers from landfills. Before ElectroRecycle existed, most small appliances in B.C. ended up in the landfill. The program offers a number of environmental benefits, such as saving energy: it takes less energy to recycle materials than it does to make them from scratch. For example, it takes 95% less energy to recycle aluminum and 74% less energy to recycle steel. Recycling glass takes 30% less energy to do. Funding ElectroRecycle As a non-profit recycling program, ElectroRecycle is fully funded by a recycling fee applied to the sale of new electrical products such as small appliances, power tools and exercise equipment brought into the province by manufacturers and retailers. The recycling fee covers all program costs, including collection, transportation and recycling, and may be included in a product’s price or displayed as a separate charge at check-out. ElectroRecycle is operated on a long-term cost-recovery basis and all fees collected stay within the program. Product Category Recycling Fees Kitchen Countertop Motorized (e.g. Blender) $2.25 Heating (e.g. Toaster) $2.25 Coffee/Tea (e.g. Coffee maker) $2.00 Microwaves Large (1 cubic foot or larger) $10.00 Small (Less than 1 cubic foot) $7.50 Floor Cleaning Large (e.g. Carpet cleaner) $5.25 Small (e.g. Hand-held vacuum) $1.00 Power Tools Test & Measurement Tools (e.g. Laser level) $0.75 Hand-held (e.g. Hand-held drill) $1.25 Free-standing/Bench-top (e.g. Table saw) $2.75 Measurement Time (e.g. Clock) $0.75 Weight (e.g. Scale) $2.75 Garment Care (e.g. Iron) $1.00 Air Treatment (e.g. Air purifier) $2.25 Desk & Tabletop Fans $1.25 Personal Care (e.g. Hair dryer) $1.00 Sewing & Textile (e.g. Sewing machine) $2.75 Exercise Machines (e.g. Treadmill) $4.25 Leisure, Arts & Crafts Devices (e.g. Electric binoculars) $0.75 Very Small Items (e.g. Electric air fresheners) $0.25 Where to go for More Information: A full list of accepted products can be found online at electrorecycle.ca. British Columbians can also submit their questions through the online Ask ElectroRecycle form or find a drop-off location in their community with the easy-to-use depot locator map.
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hat a weekend! I hope everyone enjoyed the Stampede this year as much as I did. Certainly more people enjoyed it â€” the Stampede broke its attendance record. More than 16,000 people took in the rodeo! Congratulations to the Stampede Association and volunteers. And congratulations to the Daybreak Rotary for the parade Saturday. It was one of the From the best ever! Mayorâ€™s Canada Day celChair ebrations Kerry Cook Sunday were also great. Thanks to the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, sponsors Save On Foods and Concrete Fitness. I had the honour to welcome Premier Christy Clark to Williams Lake and the Stampede, and we, with MP Dick Harris, presented the Queenâ€™s Jubilee medals to three outstanding citizens and Stampede volunteers: Fred Thomas, Willie Crosina, and Claudia Blair. The honour is well-deserved. Three more medals will be presented to city residents in the coming months. The amazing Kids Running for Kids had a special guest in Carey Price on Saturday. What a fantastic way to kick off their journey. Theyâ€™ve already exceeded their original goal of raising $25,000 for B.C. Childrenâ€™s Hospital, and are now shooting for $100,000! I am presenting the cityâ€™s statement to the Legislative Special Committee on Mid-Timber Supply today. Forestry has been, and will continue to be, vital to our region, and despite the naysayers, itâ€™s important to remember that forestry will be here next year. The city supports the development of a mitigation strategy and plan that addresses the forecasted mid-term timber supply. It must be done in such a way that it will not adversely affect First Nations or forest users in areas such as mining, ranching, tourism and recreation, and we need to ensure that nothing we do today jeopardizes the future of our children. Finally, the process to develop a mitigation strategy and plan must be open and transparent, it must be done quickly, and the information must be accurate and factual. Forests are a publicly owned resource, so the public and stakeholders have a right to know whatâ€™s going on and to have input. We must make sure those kinds of decisions are based on facts and not rumours, speculation or myths. We all want a sustainable future in forestry. Kerry Cook is the mayor of Williams Lake.
Well done The Williams Lake Stampede clearly was another smashing success this past weekend. A heart-felt â€œgood jobâ€? goes out to everyone who was involved in organizing and being a part of the 86th annual rodeo. It was also well-attended, with record breaking numbers filling the stands. Though it rained a lot this past weekend, for the most part the rain was kept at bay during performance time. And the Daybreak Rotary Stampede Parade also didnâ€™t get rained on. Yippee! Good job to all of the Rotary folk involved in organizing that event too, and thanks to the many people who chose to get involved this year, either again or for the first time. Many of you wore fantastic costumes, had creative floats, and knew how to carry on the theme of rock nâ€™ roll. The street party was, of course, a hit as well and,
like all of the events this Stampede weekend, seemed to be bigger than usual. We send a â€œway to goâ€? out to the Central Business Improvement Area Association for organizing that event that is sure to entice visitors to shop in our fine city once again. There were also the Canada Day celebrations on Sunday â€” it was nice to see so many people take pride in their country by taking part in the celebrations. Until next year â€Ś yeehaw! *** The Tribune would also like to send our condolences out to the family and friends of Monty Exton, who was tragically killed in a float plane accident on Saturday. Mr. Exton was well-known and well-respected â€” his passing is a great loss to this community.
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