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Clearwater goes all out for provincial championships Keith McNeill Clearwater and area hosted the provincial Peewee and Midget softball championships last weekend. A total of 18 teams and more than 800 people were expected to descend on the community for the event. As of Tuesday afternoon, preparations for this weekend’s Peewee and Midget provincial championships in Clearwater appeared well in hand, according to Melody Romeo, president of Clearwater Minor Ball. She added, though, that there are always more jobs to do. “I put different people in charge of different areas,” she said. “They went out and found volunteers and it looks as if we have enough. It’s amazing how the community has pulled together.” A coaches’ meeting on Thursday evening started things off with a draw to determine the game schedule, said Romeo. Games were held at Capostinsky Park as well as at Clearwater Secondary School. Softball action began at 7:30 a.m. and continued until 9 p.m. on the three days. There was a skills competition at CSS from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday. Results were tallied and awards presented during a banquet for ball players and coaches in the Sportsplex that evening. The official opening of the three-day tournament took place at 6 p.m. at Capostinsky Park. Both the Midget (under 18) and the Peewee (under 14) provincial championships were for the Rep and “C” divisions. The Clearwater Midgets played in the C division while the local Peewees competed in the Rep division. For results and more news about Clearwater Peewee pitcher Julian Dewey winds up for the pitch during a game against Sooke on Friday morning, July 13. the championship tournaments, see Clearwater Minor Ball hosted the provincial Peewee and Midget championships on the weekend. Photo by Keith McNeill next week’s issue.
Talk of trustees’ pay increase overblown, says Harwood Keith McNeill Reports in some Kamloops media last week about a discussion by the board of School District 73 regarding the pay for trustees was overblown, according to John Harwood, trustee for the Clearwater-Blue River area. “It comes up every July. It’s in our policy,” he said. Harwood noted that the school trustees turned down an increase in their pay last year and did the same this year. The Upper North Thompson trustee was the one who made the motion to table the proposal. Simply tabling the proposal was the quickest way to end the debate, he said. Harwood commented that the trustees wouldn’t have seen a stronger reaction from the media if they actually had accepted the increase suggested by staff. “It always makes for good headlines,” he said.
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Out of this world entertainment Left: Two aliens read books at Clearwater Library as they research planet Earth. False noses and eyeglasses disguise their appearance. The visitors from Outer Space were taking part in Summer Reading Club puppet show at the library. Activities for youngsters are put on every other Thursday at 11 a.m. Next up will be Weird Science and Slime on July 19. Far left: Youngsters laugh as they watch a Summer Reading Club puppet show at Clearwater Library on July 5. About 40 kids participated in the event. Photos by Keith McNeill
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District moves ahead on UV water treatment Keith McNeill Clearwater’s town council voted last Tuesday to award a $475,000 contract to Canadian Western Mechanical Ltd. of Quesnel to complete the installation of an ultraviolet disinfection system in the Russell Creek water system. “Another great project underway for the community,” commented Mayor John Harwood. The contract is coming in somewhat higher than anticipated, said chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx. Costs
have gone up since the original estimate was made, she said. A Towns for Tomorrow grant of $400,000 will help pay for the project. An additional $72,000 is being set aside from the 2012 Water Reserve funds for contingencies. The new UV system will complement the existing chlorination disinfection system. The project will include new UV disinfection equipment located at the existing chlorination building and two new
pumps with variable frequency drives to replace the existing pumps at the booster station. The on-line monitoring instruments and chlorination equipment will be relocated within the existing chlorination building. A redundant closing pump and new safety equipment will be added. Also included in the contract are the preparation of an operations and training manual plus operator training. A water conservation plan is a requirement of the Towns for Tomorrow grant.
Council adopts water conservation plan Keith McNeill Clearwater probably could achieve some significant water use savings at minimal cost, according to a water conservation plan adopted by town council last Tuesday. The plan, developed by Urban Systems, was a requirement of the Towns for Tomorrow grant the municipality received to help pay for its new UV disinfection system. Possible strategies to reduce water use would include educational measures, cost-of-service
accounting, leak assessment, water use regulation, and a water metering study. Educational measures might include such things as events to promote awareness, water conservation plans and tips on the district website. A cost-of-service study would look at the future revenue requirements, the existing rate structure, and a comparison of the two. The report recommended that a coordinated leak detection and repair strategy be considered. Low
cost actions could include looking at how much water is used at night and an acoustic leak detection survey. The present water restrictions of sprinkling mornings and evenings every other day is simple and costeffective. The report suggests the district amend the regulation bylaw by including fines. Water metering would likely result in significant water savings but the cost would be significant, both for the meters themselves plus the cost of
meter reading. The report recommends a detailed study before making a final judgment. Reducing water consumption would delay or reduce capital costs associated with infrastructure expansions, promote environmental responsibility, and contribute to the long-term sustainability of the community, public works superintendent Jared Brounstein said in a letter to council.
For the Record The cutline or caption under the photo A Change of Hands in our July 9 issue identified Gerry and Jennifer Sutherland as the new owners of Janie’s General Store in Blue River. It failed to mention that Kim Desjarlais and JimmySue Kharbanda are also new owners.
Plans in the making
Clearwater Mayor John Harwood (l) discusses infrastructure plans with the municipality’s new public works superintendent, Jared Brounstein, following last Tuesday’s town council meeting. Previously with the City of Chilliwack, Brounstein has diplomas in public sector management and civil engineering.
Riverview Cemetery Enhancement The District of Clearwater has received funding from and the Tree Canada - BC Hydro Program to undertake a Clearwater Beautification project to enhance community open space. 14 “Baby Blue Eyes” dwarf spruce trees were purchased for the Riverview Cemetery. The District of Clearwater would like to thank Rooted by the River Nursery for all their help in ensuring that the trees were planted in such a way to ensure their proper growth. The District of Clearwater would also like to thank Tree Canada – BC Hydro for their generous contribution to allow this community enhancement. Be sure to check out the planter build and painted by the North Thompson Art Council and see the results of the Yellowhead Community Service’s Challengers continuing maintenance at the cemetery. Saturday Community Bus The District of Clearwater is sponsoring a Saturday Community Bus pilot project from July 7th to August 25th. This bus is intended to enable residents the opportunity to attend local summer events such as the Farmers’ Market, spending a day at Dutch Lake beach or other summer activities. The Saturday Community Bus is for anyone in the community to use and is FREE of Charge.
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Adult literacy program sees shift in clientele Keith McNeill The Clearwater and area Partner Assisted Learning program (PAL) is seeing a shift from middle-aged men to younger, adult females. That’s according to a report to the board of School District 73 from Kerry Milner-Cairns, literacy outreach coordinator for the Little Fort to Blue River area. The shift is in line with a trend being seen at Clearwater Employment Services as more young mothers start looking for work, Milner-Cairns said. “I am finding that at least half of these learners are not at a high enough learning level yet to study for the GED exam or to pass the Dogwood courses,” she wrote. “Tutors are going back a few grades and
start working at that level first.” The coordinator noted there has been an increase in English as a second language learners in the PAL program. PAL is a free, confidential adult tutoring program in which trained volunteer tutors work with learners on any goals they have identified Milner-Cairns reported that an application for a Skills Link program
has been submitted. This program provides funding for employers and organizations to assist youth facing employment barriers. Changes in the community during the previous year included Canfor-Vavenby going back to work last September. Presently there are two production shifts in both the sawmill and planer, plus graveyard and weekend maintenance shifts and the
operation employs about 150 people. Despite being shut down for two years, about 75 per cent of the previous employees returned to work at the mill. The Clearwater and area literacy program is offered through Yellowhead Community Services. Milner-Cairns’ report was one of several made to the school board by literacy coordinators throughout the region.
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Picnic Tables New picnic tables will be installed at the Young Road meridian. Staff and visitors can now enjoy a break out on the meridian made possible by the generous donations from the 2012 Clearwater Secondary Graduation class and Pharmasave. The District of Clearwater would like to thank each of them for their donations. Bike Racks Have you noticed the bike racks at the Brookfield Shopping Centre? What a treat for the local bikers to have a place to park and lock their bikes. The District of Clearwater would like to thank the Clearwater Secondary Metal Work Shop for building these bike racks for the community. 2012 Dutch Lake Park Design Competition The 2012 Dutch Lake Park Site Design Competition is now on! There is a Youth (6-18) and Adult (19-99) category. The winning designer (or design team) will be awarded a prize of $500 for each category. The contest will run until August 17th, 2012 and all participants will meet with Council on August 21st to present their proposed concept and model. The winners will be announced at the Clearwater Canoe Regatta on September 8th, 2012. You can pick up the contest package that includes the Entry Form, Rules and Regulations, Declaration and Release Form and maps of the property at Dutch Lake at the District office or on the District website at www.districtofclearwater.com. Bike to Work Week Participants The District of Clearwater would like to congratulate the BC Government Liquor Store, Fisheries and Oceans, Interior Savings Credit Union, Pharmasave, Royal Bank of Canada and Wadleggers Logging and Construction on participating in the BC Bike to Work Week. The final tally showed Wadlegger Logging and Construction as the winning business with 104 kms logged in. Congratulations! Upcoming Events July 3-27, 2012 – Kids Summer Fun Days July 30-August 3, 2012 – Science Camp August 7-24, 2012 – Kids Summer Fun Days August 29, 2012 – First Fish Ceremony at Raft River Viewing Platform Upcoming Meetings of Council August 21st 2012 – Finance and Audit Committee meeting – 5:00pm August 21st, 2012 – Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm.
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“ Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money.” - Jackie Mason, comedian editorial by keith mcNeill
Think tank presents four scenarios for the future
Veterans deserve better treatment Editor, The Times:
M.P. Cathy McLeod likes to say that the Conservative Party supports our troops. The facts say otherwise. The Conservatives are cutting post-traumatic stress and suicide prevention programs for soldiers returning from Afghanistan, even though suicide rates doubled last year. All told, they are chopping over $200 million from Veterans Affairs, including cuts to The Last Post Fund, which helps lowincome veterans get a proper burial. It took a six-year battle in our courts to shame them into not clawing back the pensions of our disabled veterans. They have also repeatedly been caught snooping through the personal medical records of veteran's advocates to find embarrassing details that can be
used to intimidate them into silence. Harold Leduc, Denis Manuge, Sylvain Chartrand and Sean Bruyea have all suffered from this disgusting behavior. Mrs. McLeod needs to learn that supporting our troops means giving them real respect. It means providing mental health support to cope with the horrors of war. It means refusing to nickel-anddime veterans whose service has left them disabled. It means respecting the privacy of their medical records. We make a promise to our men and women in uniform that, in exchange for their commitment and sacrifice, we will be there for them when they come home, to provide support to them and their families. Our veterans deserve better.
Sean Casey Liberal Party Critic for Veterans Affairs
Liberals preoccupied by self-interest Editor, The Times: The BC Liberals have been in power for
more than 10 years. During that time pine beetles have decimated
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our forests and metal thieves have pillaged our infrastructure. Did our provincial government react by planting a sufficient number of replacement trees? Have those self-proclaimed guardians of free enterprise enacted legislation to effectively target dishonest scrap metal dealers? Absolutely not. In spite of the difficult economic times Premier Clark decided a provincial holiday in February was more important (and that's
only because she thinks another holiday will somehow help her get re-elected). 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 unscrupulous scrap metal dealers must be too obvious for a government preoccupied with its own survival.
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There is an interesting article in the July, 2012, issue of Popular Science magazine. Four Futures: How the Choices We Make Today Will Change the World presents four possible scenarios developed by Tellus Institute (a non-profit sustainability think tank in Boston). The institute took baseline data from the United Nations and the World Bank and then used sophisticated computer software to examine the effects of hundreds of different variables. The results were four scenarios: Market Forces, Policy Reform, Fortress World and Great Transition. Under the Market Forces scenario, the world continues with business as usual. Industry develops in the Third World countries but environmental impacts get more serious as well. The global population increases from today’s 7 billion to 9.3 billion in 2100. Purchasing power per capita in 2100 would be $50,000, more than five times today’s. Income disparity, on the other hand, would be much worse. In 2100 the poorest 20 per cent of society would make five cents for every dollar the richest 20 per cent would make. This compares with 12 cents in 2005. Toxic waste, CO2 emissions and energy consumption would be the highest of the four scenarios. Somewhat more attractive is the Policy Reform scenario. With this, governments act to meet environmental targets, but economic growth remains the main goal. Under Policy Reform, global population in 2100 would be 8.4 billion, purchasing power per capita would be about $50,000, and the poorest 20 per cent would make 11 cents for every dollar the richest 20 per cent make. Hunger incidence and environmental impacts would be very much less. Least attractive of the four is Fortress World. Under this scenario, the wealthy retreat into protected enclaves, leaving the rest of world’s people in a degraded wasteland.
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This scenario predicts the world’s population would balloon to 10.2 billion by 2100. Per capital purchasing power would be only about $10,000 by the end of the Century. Income disparity would be extreme, with the poorest 20 per cent earning only two cents for every dollar the richest 20 per cent make. Toxic waste, CO2 emissions and energy consumption would all be high, although not so high as in the Market Forces scenario (possibly because things are starting to break down). The fourth and most attractive scenario, and the one the Tellus Institute is promoting, is called Great Transition. In this scenario, the world’s population is 7.3 billion at the end of this Century, only slightly above where it is today. Purchasing power per capita would be about $30,000, somewhat less than under Market Forces or Policy Reform scenarios, but greater than under the Fortress World. Income disparity would be minimal, with the poorest 20 per cent of the world’s population making 36 cents for every dollar the richest 20 per cent earn. Environmental impacts, water shortage and hunger incidence would be the lowest of the four scenarios. A couple of criticisms come up when reading the article and the Tellus website. One is that, at a time when the survival of the human race is at question, the goal appears to be quality of life rather than maximizing the probability of survival. A second is that they really aren’t very clear on how the Great Transition could be brought about.
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Question of the Week Do you think Clearwater and area is a seniors-friendly place?
Betty Koeneman: Yes, I really think it is. For what's here, I think they do a really good job.
Oh yes. It's a real special place to live because of all the convenient things for us. My bus pass only cost $46 for the year.
(Formerly of Roundtop, now Ladner, B.C): Yes, there are so many seniors here. If it weren't seniors-friendly, they wouldn't be here.
Wayne Feschuk (Blue River): I think it does all right, actually. They have a good healthcare system here, with the hospital and the clinic.
Elks help support the community Editor, The Times:
Hi, Clearwater residents, how are you doing? This is Phyllis Bucknell talking about my favorite organization again Clearwater Elks 499. The first weekend in May our pancake breakfast started even in the bad weather, which we have sure had our share of. On May 12 we had a wonderful display of emergency equipment and quite a display it was. We are in very good hands and I can personally appreciate this. They are wonderful, smart and dedicated people, keep up the good work. Talking about dedicated people the
members of the Elks are just about all crippled seniors and we keep on going for our community. If there are any people who like to cook, like people or generally just like to help, we welcome you. Maybe you would even like to join our organization. There is something very rewarding knowing that the work that you are doing is helping children, seniors, cancer society, diabetics and members of our community. This year we are helping renovate the common areas at Evergreen Acres, which is dedicated to Friendly Club, the Seniors Society or visitors.
People in more unequal societies have worse health and lower life expectancy, no matter how rich the society is. Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett The evidence shows unmistakably that more equal societies - those with smaller income differences between rich and poor - are friendlier and more cohesive: community life is stronger, people trust each other more, and there is less crime and violence. So the deep human intuition that inequality is divisive and socially corrosive is true. People in more unequal societies have worse health and lower life expectancy; they are more likely to have drug problems and to suffer more mental illness. Measures of child wellbeing are worse and children do less well at school. Rates of teenage births, obesity and violence are all higher, and more people are in prison. Unequal states = health and social problems We examined the effects of income inequality among rich developed countries and checked our results in a separate test bed: did inequality have the same effects among the 50 U.S. states? The picture was remarkably similar: the more unequal states have more of almost every health and social problem. Rather than making just one or two things go wrong, the evidence shows that the bigger the income differences between rich and poor, the more dysfunctional a society becomes. Many of the differences in how well or badly more and less equal societies perform are enormous. Rates of infant mortality and mental illness are two or three times as high in the most unequal compared to the most equal of the rich developed countries. Teenage birth rates, the proportion of the population in prison, and sometimes homicide rates are as much as eight or ten times as high. These differences are so large because the
benefits of greater equality are not confined to the poor or to those living in deprived neighborhoods. Although the benefits of greater equality are largest among people lower down the social ladder, even the better off seem to gain some benefit from living in a more equal society. There seem to be two quite different routes to becoming a more equal society. Some, like Sweden, start off with large differences in earnings and then reduce the gap through high taxes and generous benefits. Other societies, like Japan, which perform as well as Sweden, have much lower taxes and get their equality by having smaller differences in earnings before taxes. It looks as if it doesn’t matter how a society becomes more equal as long as it gets there somehow. - Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett are cofounders of The Equality Trust (www.equalitytrust. org.uk) and authors of The Spirit Level: why equality is better for everyone. Column distributed by Troy Media (www.troymedia.com)
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On May 12 we had our installation of officers with Marney Burnell remaining as our Exalted Ruler. District Deputy Dean Wolansky and her team of very elite and very qualified members performed this installation of the 2012 officers. This was followed by a potluck supper and all had a good time. It is good to be back doing bingo concession. Our bingos are every second and fourth Thursdays and our doors open at 5 p.m.
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A spectacular lightning storm moved through the North Thompson area, starting 18 fires in the Raft River Valley. The downpour helped quell a forest fire that had been burning near Messiter Lake. There had been approximately 100 men, three cats and water bombers in the battling to control it.
YEARS AGO: Both the Clearwater Timber Products and the Weyerhaeuser mills in Vavenby were closed to back up wage demands. An IWA spokesman said there was no economic reason why the southern Interior forest compa-
nies could not meet the union’s demands. About 500 visitors and residents of Upper Clearwater signed a petition calling for improvements to the road to Wells Gray Park. The road should be well graded and graveled to the park, they felt.
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YEARS AGO: Elks Gordon Campbell, Russ Joneson, Gary Ruston, Elks Queen Jackie Loff, Wilf Radmacher and Earl Tomyn took part in a ceremony to burn the mortgage to the community hall. Honored Royal Lady of the OORP Rene McMaster was given an engraved silver tray for her role in organizing a 1969
YEARS AGO: Raft River Riders chose Michelle Turcotte as their new queen and Debbie Davis as princess during a gymkhana. Four members of Clearwater’s Shadowfax Track and Field Club were selected to compete at the B.C. Summer Games. Tom Chudley was to compete in discus, Jamie Sallenbach in javelin and discus, Darren Sallenbach in 1500 and 3000 meter runs, and Ron Floen in triple jump and high jump.
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YEARS AGO: Doctor Helmcken Memorial Hospital should have 12 to 14 acute care beds, not the existing 10, said regional district rep Paul Caissie. Occupancy rate was more than 90 per cent, he said, and sometimes reached 120-130 per cent, with patients using stretchers.
YEARS AGO: Michelle Hole, 15, came back with a gold medal in barrel racing and a bronze in flag racing from the B.C. Summer Games in Port Alberni. Tara McMahon, 16, won a bronze in keyhole racing. Fire destroyed a small strip mill belonging to Mike and Karen Aiechele near Miller subdivision. The
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YEARS AGO: A total of 61 vehicles was lined up and ready to go when a bailey bridge across a washout at First Canyon opened. The road to Wells Gray Park had been cut for almost exactly six days.
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YEARS AGO: A forest fire burning 35 kilometers northwest of Clearwater on the south side of Mahood Lake had been 100 per cent contained. At its peak, the forest fire was more than 70 hectares in size and was less
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Mayor calls for timber reform Keith McNeill
Camp out (L-r) Edmonton resident Walter Sharek accepts a box of ﬁrewood from Alison Wesnoski and Jeanette Noble of Blackwell Park Operations for his campsite in North Thompson Provincial Park on Tuesday. Sharek and his wife have been visiting Clearwater and area since the 1980s. He enjoys the ﬁshing. With the return of warmer weather, local tourist facilities have been ﬁlling up. Photo by Keith McNeill
Logs should be processed in the same administrative jurisdiction they are harvested in. That was the message Clearwater Mayor John Harwood took to the provincial legislature’s special committee on timber supply when it met in Kamloops on Thursday. “I don’t know if they appreciated the bluntness of my comments but that’s the way I feel,” Harwood said. The committee is looking at the situation created by the reduction in timber supply caused by the mountain beetle in the Interior, combined with the overcapacity of giant sawmills built before or during the beetle epidemic. “I’m concerned that this area will be used to fill in for those areas where the forest industry is not survivable,” said Harwood. “We can’t produce enough to sustain those mega-mills and the end result could be that no areas are survivable.” The mayor’s strongest message was he felt there is a disconnect between
the politicians and the bureaucrats. The provincial politicians they are in favor of good things for local communities, but the actions by the bureaucrats go in the opposite direction. Services are being centralized in the major centers, not because it is more effective, but because it is more convenient. The mayor said that just last week there were 12 Forest Service staff at a lunch in Clearwater. Only two were local, the other 10 were from Kamloops. Driving from the city and back would have taken at least three hours from their day. However, that “windshield time” does not seem to be a factor in the equation. Trucking logs great distances does not make environmental sense, he said. Recently he heard of logs being trucked 500 km one-way. The mayor gave Wells Gray Community Forest as an example of how local control of resources can benefit the community.
Deadline looms for pine beetle timber supply decision Tom Fletcher, Black Press The B.C. legislative committee studying timber supply in the wake of the Interior pine beetle epidemic held its final hearings last week, with an Aug. 15 deadline to recommend whether to open up more areas to logging as the forest recovers. At hearings in Vancouver this week, MLAs heard conflicting advice from industry and environmental interests, after a tour of the communities hardest hit by the beetle kill. Their task is to see if there is enough timber available to rebuild the Burns Lake sawmill destroyed by fire in January, and to decide if affected areas protected for old growth, wildlife or visual values should be considered for harvesting. Long-time B.C. environmentalist Vicky Husband told the committee the “elephant in the room” is mill overcapacity, built to deal with the huge areas with dead trees that are approaching the end. “The result was a perfect storm of events - beetles ravaging one billion mature pine trees and an industry building supermills and logging like crazy,” Husband said. “Everyone knew it couldn’t last, and we’ve know this for a long time. It
seems like we’re coming to the end and suddenly trying to find a BandAid solution.” She warned that opening up protected areas to increase the annual allowable cut would risk B.C.’s international forest certification, and create “false hope” in forest-dependent communities that the high level of timber harvest can continue. Committee members questioned whether maintaining pre-epidemic protected areas hit by beetle kill is the best thing for forest health.
“If we don’t go in and manage those and put the health of the forest first ... and don’t go into these particular reserves, viewscapes, old-growth management areas, we will have more disease,” CaribooChilcotin MLA Donna Barnett said. Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley was sympathetic to the submission from Burns Lake, where residents pleaded for a solution that would allow their largest employer to rebuild. “It’s six First Nations that are
supportive of a plan, a company, a chamber of commerce, the workers’ representatives, on and on,” Routley said. Representatives of the Forest Fibre Alliance of B.C. called for change to existing timber licences to allow access to non-sawlog wood to make fuel pellets, fibreboard and other products from wood now going to waste. Association member Jim Burbee said non-sawlog producers have had to buy their own sawlog licences to get access to wood for their products, because existing
sawlog licence holders have no incentive to trade wood that isn’t suitable for sawmills. Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald, the NDP’s forestry critic, said the committee’s tour of the Quesnel area revealed a “disturbing” amount of waste wood piled for burning after salvage harvesting for sawlogs. The committee completed its hearings with stops in Merritt and Kamloops on Thursday, and is accepting written submissions until July 20.
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Moodle, a computerized learning system that combines online and classroom learning, is achieving positive results at Valemount Secondary School. According to a study done by Thompson Rivers University graduate student Erin Khelouiati, students completed 18 out of 18 Moodle courses started at VSS during the 2010/2011 school year. This compares with only three out of 10 conventional online distance education (ODE) courses being completed by June of the same school year. The study could help save rural schools from the chopping block in the face of declining enrollment in parts of B.C. “Studies show that when a rural school dies, so does the town,” said Khelouiati, who worked in the school district and studied the Valemount plan. “When there’s a viable solution for the students and for expanding course offerings, everybody benefits.” Instead of seeing budgets and students go to remotely run distance education programs, Valemount Secondary School developed hybrid “local-online” courses. Moodle allowed students at the school to take a wider range of courses while working with peers and local teachers at the school. Like School District 57 as a whole, the secondary school in Valemount has been experiencing a steady decline in its student enrollment. In 2006-2007 there were 135 students at the school. In 2009-2010 there were only 89. Since schools
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Grant to study natural disasters awarded to TRU Kamloops This Week Rural communities and small cities cannot avoid natural disasters, but their impacts can be reduced by proper planning and having appropriate support systems in place beforehand. A new study spearheaded by Julie Drolet of Thompson Rivers University will develop recommendations and strategies aimed at helping communities be more resilient to the impacts of wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis and other natural disasters - all of which can have long-term and far-reaching economic and social implications.
The three-year study, titled Rebuilding Lives PostDisaster, will bring together researchers, government departments and community partners from Canada, the United States, Australia, India and Pakistan. Disasters will be looked at from a 360-degree perspective of before, during and the rebuilding afterward. By analyzing international case studies, researchers will glean best practices, emerging better practices,
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change and challenging existing systems of exclusion and discrimination." Funding for the $199,938 study comes from the Partnership Development Grant of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Partners who have given commitments of support include the Canadian Association for Social Work Education, Council on Social Work Education, International Association of Schools of Social Work, Canadian Red Cross and partnering non-governmental organizations. This project is a continuation of Drolet's research looking at rural
communities and small cities and how climate change has affected their social and economic wellbeing. "The project is significant because it provides a range of community perspectives on sustainability, equity and livelihoods postdisaster of interest to stakeholders such as emergency service volunteers, emergency managers, educators, social workers, community practitioners, and the social sciences, particularly in the relationship between the social construction of disasters, climate change adaptation and mitigation, the environment, and sustainable development," said Drolet.
Log trucks powered by wood give out virtually zero carbon emissions BC Forest Safety Council Volvo has been field-testing vehicles powered by bio-DME, a fuel produced from biomass. Ten specially adapted Volvo trucks have been operating on Swedish roads. They look like conventional trucks and travel the same speed, but are
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After Hours presents It's All An Act Robyn Rexin The After Hours Theatre put on its first summer production on July 4 - 7. The show was performed on stage at the Serenity Performing Arts’ Dessert Deck between Vavenby and Birch Island. Tickets for the show included your choice of cheesecake and beverage. There were three small very humorous one act plays and between plays the audience was entertained by the wonderful music of the group Contender, made up of Valerie and John Gerber, Wilf and Colleen Rothwell, and Erin Dawson. The first play was called Final Curtain. It was about a family arguing with each other in their dying father’s/ grandfather’s hospital room. When certain words were uttered the body on the bed would rise to a near sitting position and quote Shakespeare. The doctor made periodic visits into the room and gave the family very vague predictions. Krystle Moilliet directed this play. Neal Broswick directed the second
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Steve Raschke plays a doctor with an unusual bedside manner as he takes part in a short play called Final Curtain. The short play was one of three presented by After Hours Theatre at Serenity Center for the Performing Arts recently. Photo by Robyn Rexin play, Must the Show Go On. It was a play within a play where everything goes wrong. One actress has a cold and can’t stop sneezing, one doesn’t know her lines, one actress loses her dress when the button comes off, and props don’t work on time. Alex Arduini directed the third play, which was titled Can’t
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Sasaki to host tour of Kamloops Art Gallery Keith McNeill Clearwater and area artists seem to be adopting a higher profile for their work. Doris Laner just finished hosting an art show in Upper Clearwater Hall, Bob Cuming has a show happening at Café Motivo in Kamloops until Aug. 12, and now Jana Sasaki will be giving a tour of a show in the Kamloops Art Gallery that features one of her works. Re-Story: Works from the Permanent Collection is happening at the Kamloops Art Gallery from June 30 to Aug. 25. The exhibition features significant works from the KAG’s permanent collection plus works borrowed from other institutions and from local artists’ studios. One of the works on display will be a photo intaglio etching on paper by Sasaki titled Socks. The piece
A photo etching by Jana Sasaki titled Socks shows legs in traditional Japanese decorated socks or tabi in a pair of Japanese thonged slippers on one side and wearing Canadian shoes on the other. Submitted shows a pair of legs in traditional Japanese decorated socks or tabi. On one side the socks are in a pair of Japanese thonged slippers. Beside that the socks are wearing a typical pair of Canadian shoes.
“It’s about being half-Japanese,” Sasaki said. “When I was growing up I was largely influenced with Japanese culture from my grandparents. I was drawn to the aesthetics of Japanese culture ...
I even took seaweed to school for lunch.” Kamloops Art Gallery bought the etching for its permanent collection in 2009. During the art gallery tour, Sasaki will connect themes in
her own work associated with her experiences growing up as a Japanese Canadian with issues addressed by other artists in the exhibition. The recognition from Kamloops Art Gallery
Jana Sasaki rolls out ink to make a print of an etching. Submitted isn’t the only positive Originally from reinforcement Sasaki Merritt, Sasaki has a has received lately. Bachelor of Fine Arts “It’s been a very degree from Thompson good year for my artisRivers University, and tic career,” she said. was a recipient of the Last winter she did Helen Pitt award. She an art residency in has exhibited her work Amsterdam, working locally as well as interwith artists there and nationally in Japan, then holding an exhibit USA, Europe and the of her work. U.K. Sasaki’s tour of She presently has one of her pieces in a show at Re-Story: Works from the Permanent the Manhattan Graphics Collection at Kamloops Center. She plans to fly to New York to take part Art Gallery will be on there. This fall, her work Thursday, July 19 at 7 will be part of a juried p.m. There will be no exhibit in Vancouver. charge for admission.
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Sports Clearwater players going to B.C. softball championships and BC Summer Games Keith McNeill
Runner out Second base player Wyatt Braaten crouches as he forces out runner Curtis Podbisky during a Clearwater Midgets practice on Tuesday evening. Behind them is Jared Bordeleau. The team was getting ready to compete in the provincial championships held last weekend. Photo by Keith McNeill
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Itâ€™s going to be a hectic couple of weeks for some Clearwater softball players. First, local players will host the Peewee and Midgets provincial championships during the July 13 - 15 weekend. Then nine members of the local Peewee boys team plus two Peewee girls from Clearwater will take part in the BC Summer Games in Surrey on July 19 - 22. â€œItâ€™s going to be busy,â€? said Melody Romeo, one of the organizers. In Surrey the Clearwater boys will join three from Barriere and three from Merritt to make up the Zone 2 (Thompson-Okanagan) softball team. So far this season the local Peewee players have played games against Merritt and Barriere, winning against both. To hone their skills they also have been playing practice games against the local Midgets. The practice games had one unexpected benefit - the local
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not be said for the local girlsâ€™ program. The two Clearwater girls will be the first from this area going to the BC Summer Games that Romeo can remember during the nine years she has been involved with minor ball. â€œItâ€™s pretty cool that they made it,â€? she said. â€œOther communities have a lot more girls in softball and the competition is much higher.â€? Romeo noted that the two girls played with a girls team last year but this year have been practising with the Peewee boys. The nine Clearwater boys going to play softball at the BC Summer Games are Timothy Affleck, Adam Borrow, Julian Dewey-Plummer, William Ellis, Aidan Harley, Ryan Haveman, Curtis Pecor, Karter Romeo and Nathan Weninger. Barriereâ€™s Owen Hawkings, Mathew Lee and Nicholas MacInnes will join them in Surrey. The two female Clearwater softball players going to the BC Summer Games are Ali Borrow and Keisha Johnson.
Clearwater youth wins martial arts silver Keith McNeill
Just as Wildâ€“Just as Wacky!
Midget players, who had not planned on competing at the provincials, decided they were having too much fun, changed their minds, and will take part in the B.C. championships in Clearwater. The Thompson-Okanagan Zone softball team traveled to Other communities Valemount on July 8 have a lot more to play the girls in softball and team from Zone 8, the the competition is Cariboomuch higher. Northeast. The Zone 2 Melody Romeo team won one game and tied the second. Both were practice matches, Romeo emphasized. Clearwater traditionally has had a strong softball program for boys and players from this community have made up the majority of the Zone team for the past several years, said Romeo. The same, unfortunately, can-
Two years of training paid off for Clearwater resident Damon Chase during the July 6 -8 weekend when he won two silver medals at the West Coast CanAm Championships in Vancouver. On the first day of the tournament Chase competed in Shanshou, a form of Chinese kickboxing. Because there were few competitors in the 18 and under category and because he was more experienced than those that were there, the organizers moved the 18-year-old Chase into the adult category. Despite taking on the older competitors, the local youth still managed to take second place out of five. The next day he competed in Muay Thai, or Thai kickboxing. This time there were seven competitors in his
category and once again he took second place. The two types of kickboxing are similar but not the same, Chase explained. Shanshou allows punches, kicks and takedowns. Muay Thai, on the other hand, allows punches, kicks plus knees, but no takedowns. It is important not to confuse the two sets of rules in the heat of the moment, he said. Chase has been studying martial arts with Tom Laroche in Kamloops for about two years, traveling once or twice a week to the city for practices. Although heâ€™s competed in smaller tournaments before, this was his first major event, he said. According to its website, the West Coast Can-Am International Championship is now in its 33rd year. Martial arts represented included
Wushu, Kung Fu, Qigong, Karate, Hapkido, Brazilian Jiujitsu, Muay Thai and
Sanshou. The event was held in the War Memorial Gymnasium at UBC.
Clearwaterâ€™s Damon Chase hold the two silver medals he won during the West Coast Can-Am Championships in Vancouver during the July 6 - 8 weekend. Photo by Keith McNeill
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$80-million expansion for Kamloops hospital Kamloops This Week Kamloops’ Royal Inland Hospital is set to get better parking and new clinic space as part of an estimated $80-million redevelopment package. Premier Christy Clark, in the city on Wednesday, July 11, to announce the funding, said the first chunk of cash sets the stage for another $320 million in renovations at a later date, including a surgical and inpatient tower. “This is just the beginning,” she said, adding the first phase will get “fundamentals” - designing, business planning and the like - for the rest of the upgrade worked out. In the first phase of the project, the hospital will get clinic space for its cardiology, neurology, renal and respiratory programs, more teaching space for UBC medical programs and a new parkade at its Columbia Street entrance that will also add a level access point to the hospital for people with mobility issues. The RIH master plan, completed last year, suggested the new parkade could add about 300 more
stalls to the hospital’s parking stock. “It doesn’t seem like a big thing until you have a loved one that’s in the hospital,” said Clark, “and the stress of not being able to find a place to park when you’re already feeling pretty stressed about someone you love going through an incredibly tough time inside the building is really difficult.” However, a representative from the B.C. Nurses’ Union said she is disappointed to see the hospital’s parking issues take precedence over what she said are critical staffing and space shortages. “Parking’s an issue, but this is number one,” said Tracey Quewezance, the BCNU steward for RIH, pointing to signs she and several other union reps held through Clark’s announcement. The signs read “safe staffing = safe patient case.” Quewezance said a lack of capacity has become a serious problem at RIH. As the premier made her announcement, the hospital was already about 25 patients over its capacity, Quewezance said.
For her, the announcement was bittersweet. “There were other pieces they could have done before building that parkade,” she said. “I am disappointed we’re not going ahead with building the tower that would be addressing the capacity issue, the staffing issue. Baby steps, I guess.” Clark said the tower needs to come after the first phase, noting new clinic space will address some of the union’s space concerns. “The surgical tower and that big increase in clinical space that comes from that can only happen once this is underway,” Clark said. “We don’t want that to remain a fantasy . . . this is the first step and we can’t get to the second step without this.” Clark said the rest of the money for the renovation is “notionally” set aside, but the rest of the funding is probably a few years down the road. It was a statement echoed by Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger, who Clark praised as a “tenacious, relentless” campaigner for RIH. “The other $320 million not being committed is on the books,” he said.
Outgoing Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger holds the limelight for a brief moment during Premier Christy Clark’s announcement at Royal Inland Hospital on Wednesday, July 11. Clark was in Kamloops to conﬁrm funding for the ﬁrst phase of RIH’s master plan for expansion. Photo by Dave Eagles / KTW
“It’s not some never-neverland thing.” It’s not yet clear when construction will begin at the hospital. Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake said the business plan for the redevelopment is still being
worked out, noting there will need to be some negotiation with the city to make required upgrades along Columbia Street. Ideally, Lake said, construction will begin in the back half of 2013.
BC Games ﬁrst step for many London-bound athletes When the Olympic and Paralympic Games begin in London, there are a number of Canadian athletes who will remember their first multi-sport experience at a BC Games. Twenty-four athletes on the Canadian Olympic team started their journey to London with a trip to the BC Games including 2008 Olympic gold medalist Carol Huynh (Wrestling), and recent Giro d’Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal (Cycling). As part of the athlete development pathway, the BC Games are a first multi-sport experience for young athletes that lead towards provincial and national teams and ultimately the Olympic or Paralympic Games. The BC Games are part of a strong provincial sport system that provides an outstanding training
environment and support services for highperformance athletes. Forty per cent of the Canadian Olympic team live or train in B.C. Shot-putter Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops is one of Canada’s great medal hopes at the 2012 Olympic Games. He is a shining example of a B.C. athlete who has developed to international success with support through all the stages of the athlete pathway. Involved at a young age with the Kamloops Track and Field Club, he represented the Thompson-Okanagan Zone at the 1995 and 1996 BC Summer Games. Success as part of Team BC at the 2001 Canada Games was next before winning gold for Canada at the 2007 and 2010 Pan American Games. All eyes are on this BC Games alumnus to better his fourth place finish from the
Minor Hockey gets gambling-grant cash Times Staff Clearwater and District Minor Hockey Association is getting a $20,000 gambling grant from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. It is one of 10 organizations in the Kamloops region that will share in $251,620 in gaming revenue from the ministry. Across British Columbia, 281 recipients will share $9,85 million in the latest round of grants from provincial gambling revenue. In the 2011/2012 fiscal year, Victoria handed out $135 million in gambling grants to 5,300 community groups.
2008 Olympic Games. Swimmer Brent Hayden of Mission is another medal contender in London. Brent competed at the 1998 BC Summer Games and reflected, “The BC Summer Games was the point in my career when I realized that I had the potential to go further. It was soon after that that I decided to switch from being a summer swimmer to training all year round. It is clear that I wouldn’t have noticed my own potential without the BC Summer Games.” The full Paralympic team will be named later this summer but former BC Games athletes Bo Hedges of Fort St. John (Wheelchair Basketball) and Adam Rahier of Powell River (Swimming) will be part of the team. Over 2,300 athletes between the ages of
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10 and 18 will be at the 2012 BC Summer Games, which kick off just one week prior to the start of the Olympics. It is an inspiring experience that will ignite the dreams of many young athletes to pursue their sport to the highest level. A veteran of the Canadian Women’s Soccer team, Karina LeBlanc from Maple Ridge remembered, “It was an amazing experience because I did dream of one day being at the Olympic Games and it was the closest thing for me to it, so it made me want to be there that much more!” Watch for the next generation of Olympians and Paralympians at the 2012 BC Summer Games, July 19-22. See the complete list of BC Games alumni heading to London at www.bcgames.org
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Avocados hold important role in healthy diets and weight loss Simone Jennings, registered dietician I’m always a bit surprised when people tell me they don’t eat avocados because they are high in fat. It is true that a single avocado contains about 20-30 grams of fat. Yet as I’ve said before, it is a myth that all fats are bad. The fat in avocados is primarily monounsaturated fat. This heart healthy fat helps lower bad cholesterol. Avocados are also a good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They contain B vitamins, potassium and the antioxidant lutein, which is thought to help prevent cataracts. Surprisingly,, they are also a good source of fibre, containing about 10 grams per avocado. So, despite being calorie dense, avocados have an important role in
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fresh cilantro and limejuice and spread on a sandwich, wrap or crackers. Add slices to a salad or sandwich. Top your quesadilla or burrito with fresh guacamole. If you are more adventurous try this unique recipe. In searching for an avocado recipe I came across this chocolate pudding. I love chocolate but the thought of combining it with avocado to make a dessert sounded too weird. However, I was so intrigued I had to try it. I was surprised and impressed by the outcome. It was a very rich chocolaty dessert with no hint of its avocado origins. I have to admit some of the ingredients seem strange but for some reason it works. This recipe is dairy-free so it is great for vegans or people with dairy allergies. It was fast and simple to make, and the chocolate/raspberry
combination was delicious! While the avocados make this recipe healthier than a pudding made with cream, it's still calorie dense so watch your portion size. Chocolate Pudding 2 ripe avocados 1/2 cup maple syrup 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 1 tsp balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce 1/2 - 1 cup cocoa * 1-2 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen) Shaved dark chocolate to garnish In a food processor blend until smooth the avocado, maple syrup, vanilla extract, balsamic vinegar and soy sauce. Sift the cocoa powder with a metal strainer to remove
lumps, then add to the avocado mixture and blend until smooth. Refrigerate the pudding in a tightly sealed container for up to a week or freeze it for up to a month. Serve chilled, layered with raspberries and garnished with fresh mint and shaved chocolate. * Note: I suggest starting with 1/2 or 2/3 a cup of cocoa and increasing the chocolate intensity to your preference. When trying out this recipe I used one cup of good quality dark cocoa and the pudding came out delicious but very rich. I love very dark chocolate, but I think it would be too rich for most. I suspect the quality of cocoa you use will affect the outcome. Next time I make it I’ll try it without the soy sauce, as I’m not sure that ingredient is necessary. Enjoy!
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ONGOING EVENTS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Crafts & Conversations with Cheryl. Tuesdays 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Center. Phone 674-3703 for more info. • Clearwater Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9:00 am – Noon. For more information please call Anne at 250-674-3444. • Clearwater-Vavenby Lions Bingo: Every 2nd Tues. Elks Hall. 250-587-6269 • M&M (Mrs. & Ms.) Social. Last Sun of the mth Wells Gray Inn. 1pm: 587-6503 • Blackpool Community Hall Coffee House; Local musicians – every 2nd Fri. of the month watch for posters. Doors open 6:30 pm. Concession, $3 or 2 for $5. • Clearwater Elks Bingo - every 2nd Thurs. Elks Hall. open 5pm • Cribbage Wed. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 12:30 pm. • Little Fort Coffee House 7pm Little Fort Hall. 1st Fri of the mth Oct. - May except Nov. Bill 672-5116 • Fun Darts Fri. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 6 pm. CHILDREN & FAMILIES • Raccoon StrongStart at Raft River Elem school days Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri from 8:45-11:45am • Raccoon StrongStart at Vavenby Elem school days Wed 8:5011:50am • Clearwater Breastfeeding Group: 3rd Wed. of every month 7:30pm @ YCS • Mother Goose - Mornings, To register call Kerry at 250-674-2600 ext 227 • Community Baptist Jr. Youth Gr. 5, 6, 7 - 7-8:30pm • Community Baptist Sr. Youth Gr. 8-10 - 7-9:30pm HEALTH & HEALING • Shambhala Meditation Group: meets every Tuesday at Forest
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TRU - Credit Courses - ITV ENGL 2210 - Sept 5/12 - Dec 15/12 ENGL 2200 - Jan 7/13 - Apr 26/13 SOCI 1110 - Sept 5/12 - Dec 15/12 SOCI 1210 - Jan 7/13 - Apr 26/13 SOCI 2160 - Jan 7/13 - Apr 26/13 HIST 1120 - Jan 7/13 - Apr 26/13
M,W 15:30 - 16:50 M,W 15:30 - 16:50 M 18:00 - 20:50 T 18:00 - 20:50 F 12:30 - 15:20 M 18:00 - 20:50
Please call 250-674-3530 for further info. & registration. Other credit courses may be added within the next month please call or watch the add.
TEL: 250.674.3530 ONLINE: www.crcnt.ca IN PERSON: 224 Candle Creek Rd.
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HELP WANTED Permanent full-time kitchen helper (afternoon shift: 3:30pm – 11:30pm) needed (1 vacancy) in a busy Clearwater, B.C. restaurant. Salary $13.00 CD per hour. Duties include: Wash, peel and cut vegetables and fruit, clean and sanitize kitchen including work surfaces, cupboards, storage areas, appliances and equipment, receive, unpack and store supplies in refrigerators, freezers, cupboards and other storage areas, remove kitchen garbage and trash, handle and store cleaning products, sharpen kitchen knives, sweep and mop ﬂoors. No education and no experience is required. Credentials: not required. Contact: Mr. Mohammad Chaudhary (Old Caboose Pub & Restaurant Ltd.) Languages: English and other languages (Punjabi and/or Urdu) would be an asset. Fax resume: 250-674-0018.
Clearwater: Attn low income seniors & persons w/handicaps. New HAFI program by BC Housing funds up to $20,000 to make modiﬁcations to your home. (Replaces the RRAP program). Call building contractor Hans Ounpuu for more info. 250-674-3875 Need some help with those odd jobs you don’t have time for? Call Keiran Jones at 250-674-3051
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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilﬁeld road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.
LANDS & RESOURCES COORDINATOR: F/T position with Kwakiutl Band Council in Port Hardy. Senior position. Email for job description: firstname.lastname@example.org. ca or call 250-949-6012 Deadline 07/27/12
HELP WANTED Permanent full-time Cook (Pakistani/Indian style food) needed (1 vacancy) in a busy Clearwater, B.C. restaurant. Salary: $17.00 CD per hour. Duties include: Prepare and cook fullcourse meals, prepare and cook individual dishes and foods, plan menus, work with minimal supervision, estimate food requirements and costs, maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment, clean kitchen and work areas. No education and 1-3 years experience is required. Credentials: not required. Contact: Mr. Mohammad Chaudhary (Old Caboose Pub & Restaurant Ltd.) Languages: English and other languages (Punjabi and/or Urdu) would be an asset. Fax resume: 250-674-0018.
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NORTH THOMPSON JOBS BARRIERE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 629 Barriere Town Rd. Barriere, BC V0E 1E0 Phone: 250-672-0036 / Fax: 250-672-2159
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CUSTOMER SERVICE: Jim’s Food Market & Subway A0212A COOK - Station House M0212A CASHIER: Part time Barriere Petro Can J1212C BREAKFAST COOK: summer, Mike Wiegele J2212 SOUS CHEF: summer, Mike Wiegele J2212A BUS PERSON: summer, Mike Wiegele J2212B HOUSEKEEPER: summer, Mike Wiegele J2212C LINE COOK EVENINGS: summer, Mike Wiegele J2212D PREP COOK: summer, Mike Wiegele J2212E SERVER: summer, Mike Wiegele J2212F COOK: Knight’s Inn J2312 BAR SERVER: Knight’s Inn J2312A LUMBER PILERS - Woodco - JU0912 CHAMBERMAID - Seas. PT Monte Carlo JU0912A
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED : North Thompson Fall Fair: Donna Kibble 250-672-5672 Monument Society: Contact-Jill Hayward 250-672-5611 SKILL DEVELOPMENT: If you have been on Employment Insurance in the past 3 years (5 years maternity) and are currently unemployed, you may be eligible for re-training dollars. Book an appointment to see one of our counselors for more information. We look forward to seeing you – come in and we’ll personally see that you get the information you’re seeking or call and make an appointment. • Free computer and Internet access • Free resume help • Free information on many services.
“The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia” In Partnership with Barriere & District Chamber of Commerce and Yellowhead Community Services
CLEARWATER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 58A Young Road, Clearwater BC V0E 1N2 250-674-2928 Fax 250-674-2938
E-mail: email@example.com • Web Page: www.clearwateremployment.ca Housekeeper: FT/Seasonal/Clearwater #0702 Plumber’s Helper: PT/Clearwater #0701 Customer Service: FT/Clearwater #0625 Housekeeper: PT/Seasonal/Clearwater #0624 Customer Service Employee: 3 positions FT/PT Little Fort #0623 Room Attendants: 2 positions FT/PT Blue River #0622 Babysitter: Casual/Clearwater #0621 General Farm Worker: FT/Clearwater #0620 Accounts Payable & Accounting Clerk: FT/Blue River #0618 Human Resources Coordinator & Payroll Admin: FT/Blue River #0617 Front Desk Attendant: Seasonal/Blue River #0616 Administrative Assistant: FT/Blue River BC #0615 Line Cook: FT/PT Little Fort #0614 Server: PT/Clearwater #0613 Chambermaid: PT/Clearwater #0612 Live In Motel Manager: FT/Clearwater #0611 Housekeeper: Seasonal/Clearwater #0610 Labourer: 3-positions Casual/Clearwater #0609 Cashier: 2 positions FT/PT/Blue River #0607 Sales/Marketing: FT/Clearwater #0603 Custom Wood Furniture Maker: FT/Blue River #0602 Sales/Service: FT/Barriere #0601 Housekeeper: PT/Little Fort #0527 Café Cook: PT/Little Fort #0526 Waitress/Waiter: FT/Clearwater #0519 Housekeeper: Seasonal/Clearwater #0517 Restaurant Server: Seasonal/Clearwater #0516 Home Share Provider/Roommate: FT/Clearwater #0509 Reservations Coordinator: FT/Blue River #0507 Server: FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0505 Prep Cook: FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0504 Line Cook: FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0503 Bus Person: FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0502 Breakfast Cook: 2-FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0501 Customer Service Employee: 4 positions/Seasonal/Clearwater #0414
Barista: 2 positions/Seasonal/Clearwater #0412 Controller: FT/Blue River #0411 Housekeeper: Summer Season/Blue River #0407 Housekeeper: PT/Seasonal/3positions/Clearwater #0403 Line Cooks: 2 F/T, 1 P/T position/Blue River #0305 Volunteer Fireﬁghter: 7 positions/Clearwater #0205 Class 1 Driving Instructor: FT/Clearwater #0201
GENERAL INFORMATION • Free Workshops: Call 250-674-2928 to register • Resumes & Interviews: Go hand in hand, so the better prepared you are the greater the impression you will make to your future employer. Please drop in and our friendly staff will assist you. • Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS): Are you currently on Employment Insurance or have you been in the last 3-5 years? If you have, you may be eligible for wage subsidy. Ask us for further info. • Funding for Skill Enhancement: Recent or active EI clients with a career plan in mind seeking assistance through Service Canada are required to book an appointment with one of our Employment Counsellors. • Blue River Itinerant: An employment consultant comes to town once per month for the summer months to the Blue River Library. Next visit is Tuesday August 7th from 1:00 to 3:00. If a one on one appointment is required, please call to set up a time prior to the drop in.
For more information drop in to 58 Young Road (above Raft River Fitness), phone 250-674-2928 or fax 250-674-2938
Operate by Yellowhead Community Services The Employment Program of BC is funded by the Government of Canada & the Province of British Columbia
Merchandise for Sale
Photography / Video
Misc. for Sale
Need a professional
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Looking for broken washers, dryers, fridges, and stoves. Reconditioned appliances in good working order available at North River Appliance. Call Doug at 250-674-0079.
Clearwater: 3 bdrm home, 1000 sq.ft, detached shop, 1/2 acre, fenced yd. Trutch Rd. Quiet St. $140k 250-674-1643
RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT AUCTION (New & Used) Wed, July 18th @ 6:00pm, preview same day 9-6, 3953 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna, 1-800-556-5945 www.KwikAuctions.com
Food Products MacLennan Farms has young grass ﬁnished beef & lean grass ﬁnished hamburger. 250-6742449. Please leave a message.
Garage Sales #25 4510 Power Rd, July 17-20, 9am-5pm daily. Misc. & furniture, crafts, etc. 502 Oriole Way, July 21-22, 9am-2pm. Automotive hand & air tools, household items, lawn equip., ﬁshing rods, etc.
Homes for Rent
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I hereby give notice to Rene Edward Hemming and Jayne Marie Hemming ne Chalmers that an abandoned manufactured home, 1970 Bon Prix Serial #0WS757B, MHR #024960, registered in your names and located at #6-37 Vavenby Bridge Road, Vavenby, BC will be sold August 31st, 2012 Disposal of the property will occur unless you take possession of the property, establish a right to possession or make application to the court to establish such a right prior to August 31st, 2012 in order to pay accumulated debt totalling $3065.00 plus costs. Landlord Tim Pennell, Box 161, Vavenby, BC, V0E3A0
House for rent - $825/mo Spacious 3 bdrm family home Basement w/family rm + den 2 car carport, lg yard 1-888-587-6270 Pine Grove Mobile Home Park 1224 Ford Rd. Clearwater, B.C.
Antiques / Classics
I Buy Old Coins & Collections Olympic, Gold Silver Coins etc Call Chad 250-863-3082 Local Infrared heater, with 2.5 yr warranty; 16’ trampoline; twin bed & mattress; childs desk; computer desk; keyboard & monitor. Phone 250-674-2376 Used Postage Stamps
Merchandise for Sale
Sue’s Jewellery Repairs Since 1975 - We do it all, Retipping, Sizing, Soldering. Sue Ludtke - 250-587-6357
Support International Scouting by donating used stamps which are sorted & sold to raise money for the International Development Fund of the International Scout & Guide Fellowship. This fund pays for training for Scouters in the third world. Drop stamps off at front counter of the Star/Journal in Barriere, or call Margaret at (250)672-9330.
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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Barriere: fully self contained recent reno. 1bdrm app 4 rent. 10 min from town. Incl sundeck, heat, hydro , satelite tv, washer. NS/NP/Ref. $525/mo. Avail immed. (250)672-9241
Cars - Sports & Imports
Mobile Homes & Pads
ATTENTION COLLECTORS 1980 CAMARO, only 50,000 K on punched 305 eng. 3 spd. Needs some body work. For more info. $2800 OBO. 1-250-523-9762. (Logan Lake)
Barriere: 2 bdrm, 2 bath, on acreage. All appl. Close to town. NS/RR. $700/mo. 250672-0063 Louis Creek: 2 bdrm 2bath, FSWD, Propane furnace w/pellet stove, NS/NP/RR. $600/mo + util + $300DD. 250457-9280 betw.8am-9pm. Available Aug. 1.
Clearwater Garage / Moving Sale Sat. July 21, 10 am - 4 pm Sun. July 22, 1 pm - 4 pm 301 Wyndhaven Dr.
Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com
Misc. for Sale Addition for sale. 10’ x 36’. Vinyl siding exterior, drywall interior. As is, where is. First $1000 takes it. 250-587-6151.
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June 22– July 22
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Two Positions; Program Leader / Program Assistant Hours; up to 17.5 hours per week (term time only) plus possible holiday club hours Education required; relevant child care experience (minimum age of 19yrs) Closing date; August 3rd 2012 Start date; September 2012 Please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter to Susanne Butcher Tel; 250-674-2600 Fax 250-674-2676
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Clearwater Times Monday, July 16, 2012
By Tom Fletcher, Black Press
Canadians invited to share their priorities online for the 2013 federal budget: MP McLeod
VICTORIA - Veteran B.C. Liberal MLA Murray Coell has added his name to the list of politicians retiring from the B.C. legislature, as the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation renewed its criticism of the MLA pension plan. Coell, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands since 1996, announced Wednesday he will not stand for re-election next spring. Surrey-Tynehead MLA Dave Hayer announced the same decision earlier this week, joining Burnaby-Lougheed MLA Harry Bloy, Vancouver-Fraserview MLA Kash Heed and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger in retirement from the B.C. Liberal caucus effective May 2013. On the NDP side, New Westminster MLA Dawn Black and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Mike Sather have indicated they will complete their current terms and retire. More retirements are expected in both parties. Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation B.C. director Jordan Bateman used Hayer’s departure as an example of what the CTF calls gold-plated pension payouts available since the MLA plan was reinstated in 2007. The CTF calculates that Hayer will likely collect $47,600 the year he turns 65, increasing to $62,900 a year by the time he is 80 due to inflation protection. Coell served in several cabinet posts, most recently as labour minister after the 2009 election. Since pensions are based on an MLA’s highest three earning years, Bateman calculates that Coell’s pension will kick in at $89,000 a year. The CTF says taxpayers contribute $4 for each dollar paid by politicians. MLAs must serve six years to be eligible. If defeated before then, they get a 15-month severance. The return of the pension plan for B.C. MLAs was overshadowed by steep pay increases they voted for themselves in 2007. The B.C. Liberal government adopted the recommendations of an independent committee that increased base pay for a backbench MLA 29 per cent to $98,000, with automatic costof-living increases that bring the current base pay to nearly $102,000.
KAMLOOPS - Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, is soliciting input from anyone in her riding who would like to participate in the online federal prebudget consultation process, which will result in a report to be tabled in the House of Commons prior to the December 2012 parliamentary break. "This year, in order to make it easier for Canadians to participate in the pre-budget consultations, the Standing Committee on Finance is happy to introduce the online submission of answers to specific questions on which the Committee is focussed," said McLeod. The site at which Canadians can contribute their ideas online will be open until Aug. 3. Individuals and groups are invited to access the secure online questionnaire, to which responses can be made only once per individual or group, at: www.parl.gc.ca/ PBC2012. Those who lack access to the Internet and are thereby unable to contribute online should contact the Clerk of the House Finance Committee at the address or telephone number indicated below for assistance in determining another means by which to provide their thoughts and ideas. Pre-budget consultation submissions will be put on the committee's website after they have been translated. Following translation, the submissions will be circulated to all members of the House Finance Committee, who will then identify those whom they would like to invite to make an oral presentation. Hearings are expected to begin in September 2012. "Canadians in my riding and across our nation can be counted on to contribute their priorities that should be included in the federal budget in 2013. I'm always impressed by the wide range of ideas that are brought to the table," said McLeod.
Pensions for retiring MLAs panned
MLA Murray Coell is sworn in as labour minister in 2009. His pension is based on his top three earning years during a 16-year stint as MLA. Black Press files In response to public pressure, the previous MLA pension plan was scrapped by former NDP premier Mike Harcourt in 1996. A group retirement savings plan was set up that matched MLA contributions dollar for dollar, a system the CTF says was fair. The 2007 return of the indexed, defined-benefit pension was originally opposed by the NDP, but former leader Carole James reversed her position and supported it after pressure from caucus members. The current plan allowed long-serving MLAs to buy back the years they lost when the more modest plan was in place. Most, including Premier Christy Clark, did so, at a cost of more than $20 million to taxpayers.
Be wise, FireSmart your home this wildﬁre season VANCOUVER/CNW/ While the start of summer has been generally soggy, the hot and dry weather pattern is now among us. With this in mind, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) urges vulnerable Canadians to take precautions to “FireSmart” their homes. “As past summers have taught us, wildfire danger will be affecting many communities this season. Canadians should consider these safety tips to protect your family and property,” says Lindsay Olson, vice-president of B.C., Saskatchewan and Manitoba with IBC. Wildfires move fast, can change direction unexpectedly and are often difficult to contain. The unpredictable nature of such events is what poses the most significant threat to homeowners and the community at large. Are you prepared? Consider these FireSmart tips: • Prepare a detailed home
inventory. • Check your smoke detectors. • Assemble a disaster safety kit. • Create an emergency preparedness plan for your family. • Prepare your home. • Those that plan a trip in a forested area should check the fire danger rating. For more tips on how to FireSmart your home click here: http://youtu.be/af4hPwpruvo Are you covered? • Talk to your insurance representative to ensure that you have appropriate home or tenant insurance coverage. • Virtually every home or tenant insurance policy covers damage caused by fire as long as the homeowner did not start the fire intentionally. • In certain circumstances, homeowners who are unable to return home as a result of insured damage are entitled to additional living expenses.
• Damage to vehicles from fire or water is usually covered if comprehensive or all perils automobile insurance coverage has been purchased. This coverage is not mandatory, so check your policy. About Insurance Bureau of Canada Insurance Bureau of Canada is the national industry association representing Canada’s private home, car and business insurers. Its member companies represent 90 per cent of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. The P&C insurance industry employs over 114,000 Canadians, pays more than $7 billion in taxes to the federal, provincial and municipal governments, and has a total premium base of $40 billion. To view media releases and information, visit the media section of IBC’s website at www.ibc.ca and for IBC on Twitter follow @ insurancebureau.
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