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By Dale Bass Sun Peaks built it — an outdoor stage — and they came by the thousands to hear Kevin Costner and Modern West perform. Granted, the audience was predominantly female, something Costner remarked on early in his 90-minute performance on Saturday, July 7 — reminding the men “who got dragged up here that it’s free.” Kamloops musicians were well represented during the day-long event, with Tall Weeds opening, followed by Margit Bull and Sweetgrass. Paul Filek was the last to perform before Costner and his band arrived, casually walking from the Delta Sun Peaks, posing for photographs, signing autgraphs and generally enjoying the day. In fact, he told the crowd perched on the hill he felt at ease at Sun Peaks because it reminded him of his home in Aspen. Earlier, Costner, guitarist John Coinman and drummer Larry Cobb hit the driving range for a while, again taking their time and interacting with the crowd that gathered. Lauren Pilszek was invited up on stage at one point to perform a rap number she had written for the show. Her creativity won her a prize offered by concert

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sponsor Country 103 — a chance to perform and an overnight stay at the resort. Barriere resident Donna Meek, a volunteer at the concert, said in the six years she’s been at Sun Peaks, “this is the best thing that’s ever happened.” Businesses were also delighted with the day. Virtually every hotel room was booked, all the mountain bikes were rented and there were lineups at restaurants. The concert kicked off a series of musical events at Sun Peaks this summer, including a retro weekend in August and another outdoor concert on Sept. 1 with Matthew Good. ~ Dale Bass is a reporter for Kamloops This Week

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Federal riding about to change in area By Andrea Klassen -Kamloops This Week The boundaries of the Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo riding are set to shrink, thanks to changes proposed by the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for B.C. The new version of the federal riding would no longer include 100 Mile House, which would become part of the Chilliwack-Fraser

Canyon Riding. To the north, Valemount voters would start casting ballots for the Peace River-Prince George MP. Commission chairman John Hall said the riding, like several in the Interior, was trimmed down to try to bring its population in line with the 105,000-person limit set out for each riding. But, even the shrunken version of Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo is a bit higher than the

standard, with a population of 111,231. That’s true of several fastgrowing ridings in the region, including Kelowna-Lake Country (proposed population 111,577) and North OkanaganShuswap (112,399). “All of the ridings in the Interior are a bit over the median, because we have about 50,000 people too many to keep them at the quotient of 105,000,” said Hall. “But, we don’t have

enough — we would need 90,000 to 100,000 people to create a new riding.” When redrawing the ridings, Hall said the commission tried to look at how communities historically interact with each other and where the lines of communication and transport are throughout the province. “Really, what you’re trying to do is have effective representation by the member of parliament,” he said.

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The commission also had to fit six new ridings into the province — 30 seats are being added across the country in advance of the 2015 federal election to account for increases in population — though none of them are coming to the Interior. The commission will host public hearings on the proposed changes later this year, with a stop in Kamloops set for Oct. 11 at the Kamloops Convention Centre at 7 p.m.

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Those wishing to make a presentation at the hearing are asked to contact the commission by Aug. 30 with their names, contact information and a brief description of what they want to speak about. Once hearings are complete, the revised electoral map will go to Ottawa for review and feedback from MPs. For more information on the hearings, go online to federal-redistribution.ca.

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Deadline looms for timber decision By Tom Fletcher BC Local News The B.C. legislative committee studying timber supply in the wake of the Interior pine beetle epidemic is holding its final hearings this 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 last Thursday, and is accepting written submissions until July 20.

Shuswap Nation Tribal Council Chiefs implement Unity Declaration terms Submitted On June 22, 2012, the Chiefs ofthe Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (“SNTC”) joined other Chiefs within the Secwpemc Nation and signed a Unity Declaration. The signing of the final draft marked a significant point in the history of the Secwepemc Nation. “Through colonial government actions, such as the establishment of reserve lands and legislation that restricted travel by the Secwepemc, the Secwepemc Nation became divided into

distinct areas. Lilt has taken years to create the fractured Nation and yet today the people and leaders understand the importance of a unified nation and formalized this unity through the declaration”, stated Tribal Chief Shane Gottfriedson. The Secwepemc Nation traditional territory extends over a large tract of land and the use and occupancy of these lands have never been surrendered, sold or extinguished. Recently, the Tsilhqot’in National Government (“TNG”) attempted to encroach upon our traditional territory and make claims

to petroglyph rock that was being repatriated to the Secwepemc territory. “The action of TNG in their false and misguided claims is an insult to our Elders and leaders. We know for certain that the land that they claim is not their territory, but belongs to the Secwepemc people. As well, we feel it is very important to set the record straight through educating the general public and the TNG and by standing up for our brothers and sisters in unity”, stated Tribal Chief Shane Gottfriedson. The Unity Declaration 2012

states “We will never cede, sell or surrender our title and rights and will uphold our sacred responsibilities as Kukukwpi7 and Tk’wenip7le; and we recognize Secwepemctsin and historic kinship relations as Secwepemc and honor our continuing relationship to one another within S e c w e p e m c u l ’ e c w. Therefore, we as SNTC Chiefs, issue this statement of support to the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council Chiefs efforts to protect the Secwepemc territory from infringement by others.”

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Nuggets from Barlees gold pan Shortly after word came of the death of B.C. historian and politician Bill Barlee, my wife searched through her seemingly endless trove of B.C. books and produced half a dozen of his original self-published quarterlies, known as Canada West magazine. The earliest one is Winter 1970, where the publisher’s note advises that subscription rates were increasing 20 cents per year to $2.95. Subscriptions were up to more than 1,600 and counter sales were increasing, but costs were also up and Barlee refused to accept either display advertising or U.S. subscriptions. The only colour pages in the issue are high-quality prints of four majestic paintings commissioned for the magazine. Irvine Adams’ scenes of sacred aboriginal sites in the Okanagan-Similkameen include The Gateway to Inkameep, where Barlee remarks: “Today that stream which once teemed with redfish no longer surrenders its once-valued harvest and the perimeter of the desert is gradually being eroded by man’s questionable progress.” With the typography of Old West wanted posters, Barlee provided tightly sourced accounts of B.C.’s legends. “Lost gold mine at Pitt Lake” analyzes and adds to earlier accounts that begin with an aboriginal miner known as Slumach, who would periodically arrive in New Westminster to squander a small fortune in gold, then disappear up the remote tidal lake. Slumach was hanged for murder in 1891 and in the next 70 years, 11 more men would die trying to find his secret. A scientist as well as a storyteller, Barlee concluded that the area’s geology is wrong and the fabled gold-laden creek “probably does not exist.” A passion for prospecting runs through the magazines, and hints at Barlee’s aversion to treasure-seeking Americans. They overran B.C. in historic waves to take gold, and according to Nelson Star reporter Greg Nesteroff, Barlee believed they continued to loot Canadian heritage sites. Nesteroff was inspired by Barlee’s work, and traced his lonely mission to restore the ghost town of Sandon, “the mining capital of the Silvery Slocan.” Barlee bought a surviving block of buildings in an effort to make Sandon another Barkerville, but heavy snow collapsed them. As tourism minister, Barlee found money to build replicas, and construction began on three. But Barlee lost his Penticton seat to Bill Barisoff in the 1996 election, and today only half-built shells remain. “He was still selling Sandon’s restoration as an economic saviour for the region when he ran for federal office in 2000,” Nesteroff writes. “But by then he was ridiculed for it, and finished a distant second.” Barlee’s 1972 Canada West profile of the boomtown of Hedley would resonate in his career as an NDP MLA and cabinet minister in the 1990s. Hedley’s Nickel Plate and Mascot mines produced fortunes in gold, silver and copper before they played out, and Barlee led the fight to preserve their history. Today you can tour the Mascot mine, a proud historical site with a spectacular climb up the rock face that serves as the Grouse Grind of the B.C. desert. I first discovered Barlee as a reporter at the Kelowna Capital News in the early 1980s, when he did a weekly history show on CHBC television called Gold Trails and Ghost Towns. A bare-bones studio affair with tales and artifacts displayed for host Mike Roberts, the show lasted a decade. Barlee didn’t lack courage, quitting a teaching career in Trail and Penticton in 1969 to start his magazine. On subscription fees and a few classified ads, he built a life’s work that allowed him to walk the boardwalks of history and the halls of power. ~ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com The North Thompson Star/Journal is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

Proudly Canadian: Viable, Modern Dairy Sector” To the editor; I am proud of Canada’s national agriculture policy for dairy; supply management. Like many rural initiatives of the past, it has deep cooperative roots that have nurtured the development of a viable, modern dairy sector in every region of Canada. It provides the degree of discipline and organization necessary for dairy farmers in the organized world of trade and commerce. Farmers are often exploited in the presence of chaotic action and disorganization. Using a consensus-based structure, dairy farmers work in a clear tripartite relationship with processors and society (government) to effectively address the evolving issues in the

Canadian dairy sector. This cooperation and discipline of actions enable farmers to pool resources and amplify the outcomes of our work. For example, we can maximize efficiencies in transportation and marketing expenses, and share the revenue risks equally between the regions. Dairy farmers are able to effectively partner with both academic institutions for research and development, and dairy processors for new product development exploration. Canada is a northern climate and while our dairy production costs are greater than many other areas in the world, the productivity of our cows remains very high.

What is a fair mechanism for determining the price of milk? Supply management is very transparent. Milk prices are ultimately set by society, through their government agency, the Canadian Dairy Commission, using a cost-of-production formula with actual onfarm expenses. The highest cost producers are removed from the sample data to ensure that only the most cost efficient milk is measured. The dairy cow is the real heroine in this story, providing both economic and ecological benefits for Canadians. Historically, most dairy farms developed around areas of good, but marginal land in Canada.

Our cows are able to convert a grass resource into a nutritious valuable food product and this new wealth is shared and generates meaningful economical spinoff in all regions of our country. Animals are vital to an ecosystem. Rumen biota is recycled back to the land, enhancing the soil’s health and productivity in a rotation with other crops. At its heart, supply management is a localized food production model ensuring sufficient, healthy food for everyone and providing fair prices for farmers. That is something to be proud of Canada. Randall Affleck National Board Member National Farmers Union

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Believe it or not: parenting lessons from crows By Kelly McKenzie Columnist for Troy Media My mother phoned me to tell me the good news. Crows have returned to nest in the pine tree, mere feet from her 7th floor apartment balcony. I didn’t bother to ask if they are the same pair as last year. It’s not important; they’re back. Let the lessons resume! Over the years my urban family has learned so much from observing the behaviour of crows. Last May was no exception. From her front row viewing gallery, Mom provided daily bulletins on crow parenting. We heard how both the male and the female worked tirelessly to construct their cosy nest. Then once the eggs were laid, our self-appointed educator waxed on about the new parents’ strict division of labour. Initially, Mama crow was assigned eggsitting duty and Papa crow food-provision duty. However, once the chicks hatched both parents took on the dual roles of food provision and protection. The protection role, which demonstrates keen intelligence, isn’t new to us. Twenty years ago when my father discovered a dead crow in his driveway, he got a shovel and

scooped it up, unceremoniously dumping it in the garbage can. Unfortunately unbeknownst to him, his actions were observed by relatives and friends of the deceased. For the next two weeks, whenever he appeared near the driveway, he was dive-bombed by swooping, squawking crows. It got so bad, he couldn’t get to the car without an unfurled umbrella. My mom was ignored by virtue of her innocence. This ability to discern “good” from “evil” is amazing. I was reminded of this in May 2006 when my two children and I returned home from evening swim practice. Opening our backyard gate, we were unexpectedly greeted by a disembodied tinkly singsongy voice. “Your dog ate a bird . . .!” Closer inspection revealed the source. Standing, just on the other side of the fence, was the speaker, our three-year-old neighbour Zara, and her mother. Horrified, I rushed to apologize to both for having to witness such a dreadful thing. “Oh please Kelly, not at all. In fact, Zara and I went into my bedroom for a better view. Your dog (our normally gentle six-yearold golden retriever Oscar) crawled along the ground to observe a crow that was sit-

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lawn after an inaugural flight when Oscar first spotted it. What to do? Haunted by visions of my father and his umbrella, we decided to wait until dawn when we could see what we were up against. The next morning, as the sun crept over the horizon, with Oscar locked firmly in the kitchen, my two children and I ventured outside. Huddled together under a golf umbrella, our largest, we crept towards the injured victim. It was now dead. As I leaned in with a shovel, my son standing at the ready with a green garbage bag and my daughter shielding our actions with the umbrella, the trees rustled with life. Crows. A serious multitude were on guard over the fledgling. We needed to work fast. In seconds, the

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crow was in the bag. Reluctant to park it in the identifiable garbage can, we mutely agreed to make for the car hidden in the carport. As one, we shuffled, still shielded, the final 50 feet. Spine chilling caws rent the air and dozens of fran-

tic vigilant protectors flapped and swooped from the trees in search of their now missing fallen member. The cacophony continued as we returned, gingerly, minus the umbrella and garbage bag, to the house. Our ruse worked. Having not

seen us, the crows left us alone. Yes, crows have much to teach us about parental roles, protection and loyalty. I look forward to the lessons of 2012. ~Column courtesy of Troy Media; www. troymedia.com.

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ting on the lawn. They stared at each other and then the bird kind of hopped. Oscar nosed it and tossed it into the air. It flapped its wings and then fell to the ground. The dog went boop with his nose and it fluttered into the air and then plummeted to the ground.” The woman was merciless. She went on and on to the delight of her beaming daughter. We found Oscar hovering in terror at the backdoor. It was evident his actions hadn’t gone unnoticed by the neighbourhood crows. It was also clear that he hadn’t actually eaten the bird, more likely crushed it. Still alive, it was lying supine in the back garden. Sadly, its blue eyes revealed it was a young crow - a fledgling. It was probably resting on our

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Hmmmm, did you realize that scarecrows are classed as fruits and vegetables at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo contests? Yep, there they are, under Section 1 - Fruits and Vegetables, Division G: Scarecrow Contest. Being that they are under fruits and veggies, it would suggest making them out of the bits of fruits and veggies that aren’t eaten... after all, it would be a pity to use good food for a scarecrow. The scarecrows must be between four and six feet tall, must be constructed with recycled materials and free standing. Lets see... corn stalks (after the cobs have been taken off) tied together for the arms, legs and body; the empty shell of a watermelon for the head (you’d just have to be careful when cutting it up to get at the yummy part for eating); now - what to use for eyes, yes, this will take some thought. Of course, there are lots of recycled materials that can be used, they don’t have to be organic. Old plastic items, tires, piping, bits of old fencing, whatever you have that’s handy will do. For more information about the Scarecrow contest, contact convenor Karen Irving at 250-672-0200, pickup a Fall Fair catalogue at area newsstands or the Star/Journal office, or go to www.fallfir-rodeo.com.


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Canadians are invited to share their priorities for the 2013 Federal Budget online STAR/JOURNAL photo: Jill Hayward

Royalty meets MP North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Association Royalty greeted Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod at the July 1 celebrations in Barriere. Pictured with McLeod (l to r) are Princess Tianna Weninger, Princess Cassie Brown, and Queen Hannah Allan.

Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for KamloopsThompson-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 par-

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Canadians can contribute their ideas online will be open until August 3, 2012. 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 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” concluded McLeod.

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Telus breaks ground on $75-million data centre By Andrea Klassen Kamloops This Week A DJ pumped out tunes and several of B.C.’s political heavyweights — including Premier Christy Clark — pumped hands as the long-anticipated Telus Data Centre in Kamloops broke ground on Friday, June 29. The $75-million data centre, located on former School District 73 land on McGill Road, is expected to be in operation by this time next year. Telus president and CEO Darren Entwistle said the centre is designed to be “the most environmentally

sustainable, secure and reliable facility of its kind in the entire world,” using 80 per cent less power than a typical data centre its size. Entwistle said it would take “half the amount of energy used to run a toaster” to cool 1,500 servers in the building. Because of Kamloops’ low humidity, the building is designed to draw in outside air for cooling, which also reduce the amount of water needed for the process. Entwistle is hoping the data centre’s construction will lead to more technology

companies considering Kamloops for their operations, a sentiment Mayor Peter Milobar echoed at the ceremony. “This is one more indication to the outside world that we are a viable tech hub,” he said. Building the data centre will create an estimated 200 construction jobs and 75 permanent information-technology positions. “These are actually really cool jobs,” said Steve Jenkins, general manager for Telus in the Southern Interior. “These are going to be highly soughtafter . . . These will be

skilled roles, so with that they’re going to take top market dollars.” Jenkins said the centre — which is the twin of another facility set to open in Quebec this fall — will be built in seven modules and will be 215,000 square feet once it’s fully built out. There are no plans to expand beyond that footprint. The company also handed out a number of donations at the ceremony, including $425,000 for the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, which Jenkins said will go toward the construction of new intensive-care and isolation units.

Premier Christy Clark watches a speech during the groundbreaking of the Telus Data Centre in Kamloops on Friday, June 29. ANDREA KLASSEN PHOTO/KTW

However, it was the Kamloops parks department that picked up the oddest prize

of the day. Entwistle announced the company would donate the tent and the boardwalk

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Province announces DriveBC now makes it easier small community grants to Know Before You Go North Thompson Star/Journal Barriere is to receive $330,000 from the province’s Strategic Community Investment Fund. The money comes from the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program (TFRS) and Small Community and Regional District Grants (SCG). C l e a r w a t e r ($342,000), Chase ($340,000), Kamloops ($950,000), Sun Peaks ($194,000), and Thompson-Nicola ($119,000) also will be receiving SCIF grants. “For smaller communities like Barriere,

Sun Peaks and Clearwater, small community grants can mean the difference between maintaining some of their priority projects and dropping them. It’s great to see them receive this funding,” commented KamloopsNorth Thompson MLA Terry Lake. With this installment, the province has invested over $975 million in the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program and Small Community Regional District Grants since 2001. These SCIF grants allow communities to invest in their own

priority projects. Small Community and Regional District Grants assist local governments in providing basic services. The Small Community and Regional District Grant allocation is based on population and assessment. The Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program helps municipalities that directly pay for police enforcement costs (District of Clearwater’s population is too small to pay for its own direct policing costs).

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‘Flight Was In His Spirit’ by Marion Burfield North Thompson Star/Journal “Flight Was In His Spirit’, is an interesting and entertaining biography of Harry Burfield and the history of ski jumping in British Columbia, and especially the Sun Peaks area. Harry moved his family to the Kamloops area, where he assisted in the development of the Tod Mountain Ski Resort. Harry lived his daily dream of inspiring others and promoting the sport he so loved. Author/publisher, Marion Burfield, was recently on hand with her publication at Sun Peaks for a book signing on July 7. As the second child of Harry and Katherine Burfield, Marion Burfield was born on

June 2, 1955, in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Harry came from an English background, and Marion says one of his favourite stories read to him as a child was Robin Hood. “My first name came from that story and Mom gave me her second name”, says Marion who spent her first four years at Hollyburn Mountain in West Vancouver. “I don’t remember much about that era, with the exception of my first experiences of skiing. Dad would strap on our skis and away we would go down the hill. With my tiny skis between his much longer ones, I would hang on to his legs. Dad used the same technique to teach my brother, Richard,” said Marion,

“Being a tomboy, I got myself into many predicaments as a child and often found myself injured. At the age of six I broke my leg by the Burfield Lodge. The ski patrol didn’t have far to go to bring me in.” Marion says writing “Flight Was In His Spirit” has been emotional at times, bringing back more that forty



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What is a conflict of interest? I get asked quite a few questions. It is part of having been elected I suppose. Recently I was asked why I was going to raise taxes by one percent. Since the District budget has been set, the tax rates to cover the budget have been decided and for the most part people have paid their taxes for the year this question baffled me. The person said that they had been told that the sum of $2000 was equivalent to a one percent tax increase and that The District needed to spend an extra $2000. This person was genuinely upset. They live on an extremely limited budget. Any increase in their cost of living would be serious. I explained to them that District staff is the best source to ask about taxes and the budget. Inaccurate statements around the business of The District cause worry and grief. It is best not to listen to people that are not accurate in their reporting. I was also asked if all Council members including the Mayor were trained in what constitutes conflict of interest. I took this as a purely theoretical question and answered it as such. Each elected official will attend a newly

elected official course put on by the Local Government Learning Association that covers such topics as conflict of interest. In addition to this training there is a one day seminar that must be attended prior to taking office which covers off ethical behaviour and rules of conduct. Conflict of interest is about perception. Whether an elected official has a conflict of interest does not depend on whether the elected official considers that their special interest in a matter would influence their position on the matter (their subjective judgment). What matters is whether a reasonable observer would consider that it could influence their position (an objective judgment). In simple terms, if it will look like a conflict to the average person, it is a conflict and the elected official needs to declare it. In all cases it is up to the individual elected official to declare a conflict. The only thing that can be done wrong is to fail to deal with the conflict properly. If an elected official is in conflict and does not declare the conflict, then they

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may be found to have breeched ethical conduct rules. Some of you will have noticed what looks like a small drill rig and other equipment working in the field behind the Fire hall. All this is part of the required testing for the outflow of the wastewater treatment plant. We are exploring the use of Rapid Infiltration Basins rather than have a large network of underground pipes for dealing with the outflow in the winter. If the RIB concept can be used, then there will be less land tied up for the wastewater system. There will be another meeting with EcoTek in August to discuss the design and costs of the solar aquatics system. We did release a proposed design drawing of the wastewater treatment building last week and Jill Hayward was kind enough to see that it was placed in the paper. We are also progressing rapidly with the plans for the sep-

tage receiving facility. This portion of the project will be completed prior to the wastewater treatment plant coming online. Rather than having a large temporary holding tank, the plan is to use the pipes that will run from the septage receiving station to the lift station to hold the septage. This will provide savings and no tank to remove later. A short list of the technologies that can be used to pre-treat the septage has been developed and the due diligence checks are being done on the equipment. The Communities in Bloom committee urges us all to try and make our properties look as good as they can be. The addition of a few flowers and a nicely trimmed lawn go a long way to showing off our community. Monday July 16 Insight Tire and Stamer Logging will be providing gas and oil for the weed whacking volunteers. Many thanks to them and to all the sponsors of the events in our community.

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Good Samaritan Award for Tom Fennell By Jill Hayward North Thompson Star/Journal Barriere B i resident id t Tom Fennell, might have thought it was “just another day on the job” when he took the Argo plow truck out on the Yellowhead Highway the night of Feb. 21; but it was anything but. In fact, Tom’s actions that night to assist those involved in a highway accident, so impressed BC Ambulance Paramedic Tim Hoffman, that he took his thanks one step further by applying for special recognition for Fennell’s help at the scene that Hoffman and Kevin McNab were attending.

On July 6, paramedics with area BC Ambulance met at the Argo Road Maintenace depot in Barriere to present Fennell with an award. Paramedics made the presentation, reading from a letter of commendation signed by Tim Hoffman. “On behalf of BC Ambulance Service, I want to commend you for helping to assist a family involved in a vehicle accident on Highway #5 on February 21, 2012. Your assistance to the parents and three children at the bottom of a steep embankment during a snow storm was greatly appreciated by the family and our paramedics. Even

with the best trained paramedics working diligently to meet the fastest response times, it is the timely and conscientious actions of citizens like you, that can be a critical factor in a patient’s outcome during a medical emergency. We salute your humanitarian actions with the presentation of our Good Samaritan Award.” Fennell received an inscribed plaque and hearty thanks from paramedics, with congratulations from Argo area manager and crew. It was noted that although Hoffman was unable to attend the presentation he had said, “We were

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Clearwater players going to B.C. softball championships and BC Summer Games By Keith McNeill The Times

Barriere Squirts bring home the medals in the Regional Championships

Barriere Minor Ball Squirt teams travelled to Sicamous on July 6 where they played in the Regional Championships. The Squirt boys (above) were very successful bringing Barriere home the gold medal. The girls (below) got bronze in the A Divsion out of eight teams, they played good ball and showed good sportsman ship in very hot weather. The girls won two, lost two, putting them in 4th for semi finals. Came in on Sunday and played the 1st place team, Kelowna 1, losing 15-13 putting them into a back to back game against the Kelowna 2 team and Iron Maidens team, winning 18-6, putting them in 3rd over all.

It’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. “It’s going to be busy,” 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 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 ThompsonOkanagan Zone softball team traveled to Valemount on July 8 to play the team from Zone 8, the CaribooNortheast. The Zone 2

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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, cannot be said for the local girls’ 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. “It’s pretty cool that they made it,” she said. “Other communities have a lot more girls in softball and the

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competition is much higher.” 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 DeweyPlummer, William Ellis, Aidan Harley, Ryan Haveman, Curtis Pecor, Karter Romeo and Nathan Weninger. Barriere’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.

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Johson Lake ‘Learn to Fish’

Welcome back fair weather golfers Dare I say it was a little to hot last Tuesday night for golf. Yes I dare. This from the captain who loves the month of January and welcomes adverse golfing conditions. 34 ladies hit the slopes, many wondering why they complained about a little rain. Welcome back all those fair weather golfers. Please accept my apologies for any errors before I start. This weeks Flight #1 low gross winner was Carol Hindle shooting a 44. Low net went to Donna Salle with a 37, along with KP on #4 sponsored by Barb & Caman Smith. Low gross for flight #2 with a 47 went to Christina

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Dispite the challenges of the weather, the 6th Annual “Kid’s Learn to Fish Days’ at Johnson Lake Resort was well attended. Kids of all ages learned all about fishing grear and how to fish.

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Do you know of a sporting event in the Lower North Thompson Area? Give us a call – we’re interested!

Barriere Squirt Girls would like to thank these businesses for adopting a player allowing them to get jackets and socks for the Regional Championships in Sicamous Barriere IDA, Bad Attitude Trucking, Stamer Logging, WJ and Sons, Little Fort Subway, Jim’s Food Market’s, Dawson and KJ Trucking, Our Little Secret Consignment, Royal Canadian Legion 242 Ladies Aux., Warren and Donna Genier. And a thank-you to those that helped pay for water, Gatorade, and first-aid kit: Leesa and Dave Genier, Sam’s Pizza & Rib House, Yvonne’s Flower and Dollar Store.

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A rocky road to glory By Shawn Wenger Kamloops This Week It has been done. Against better judgement. Against the forces of headwind. Against all messages sent by muscles, heart and lungs — I have qualified for the B.C. Randonneurs Rocky Mountain 1,200-kilometre race on July 22. After last year’s unsuccessful attempt at the 600-kilometre race, I went into this year with trepidation. Even after completing the 200-metre and 300-metre races and almost cracking the women’s B.C. Randonneurs’ record in the 400-kilometre, I was worried. The 400-kilometre race can be done in one day without sleep and without darkness. The 600-kilometre requires an overnight, making it a whole different challenge. And, as if that wasn’t enough to worry about, we started the day with the threat of rain and wind. Thankfully, the only rain occurred in the first two hours, but the wind persisted. The first 118 kilometres to Cache Creek took eight hours when the trip should have taken four or five hours. It is in that first 100 kilometres when the mental games threaten to make you give up and stop the forward struggle against the never-ending wind. I was a little concerned when my husband Chris broke into the Red Bull so early on, but it turned out to be just what we needed to lift our energy and spirits for the long uphill ride

through my childhood memories. Cache Creek, where I went to elementary school, 20 Mile, where I turned off every day on the school bus home, and Clinton, where I had my first summer job. As we climbed toward 100 Mile, the sun came out, but the wind never ceased. We climbed on, arriving in 100 Mile at 6 p.m. and checking into the hotel. But, it wasn’t time to stop. The headwind continued toward Williams Lake and I began to fantasize about the tailwind on the way back. We finally rolled into Williams Lake at 10 p.m., just in time to load up with chocolate and Coke, turn on our bike lights and turn back for 100 Mile. Riding in the dark is surreal. Perspective disappears, leaving you unsure if you are climbing or riding on the flats. Only your gears give you a clue. The temperature dropped to 2 C as we rode back into 100 Mile at 2:30 a.m. and pulled into Tim Hortons. A hot meal never tasted so good. I have mixed feelings about whether it would have been better to keep riding since getting on the bike seat again at 6:30 a.m. was excruciating. In the morning, the sun was out and Horse Lake Road was quiet. We had our only tailwind, but the enjoyment was shortlived when we began to ascend McDonald Summit. Thankfully, we began our descent into Little Fort, dropping

10 kilometres on an eight per cent grade with seven runaway lanes. From Little Fort back to Kamloops became a bit of a sufferfest. I would have expected nothing less. The final 20 kilometres were crazy. The headwind came back with a vengeance. It’s a good thing we were so close, or it would have been easy to sit on the side of the road and cry. But, we rolled into the Halston Husky and dismounted at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Out of the nine people who started on Saturday morning at 6 a.m., we were two of the four who finished. I am proud to have persevered. I am excited to have ridden my bike with my awesome husband for 600 kilometres in 33 hours with 16,000 vertical feet of climbing and 340 kilometres of headwind. The end result — qualifying for the Rocky Mountain 1200, which takes 120 riders from Kamloops to Jasper to Lake Louise and back to Kamloops in between 84 to 90 hours. I am terrified, exhilarated, exhausted and excited. Did I mention I was terrified? ~Shawn Wenger is a BCRPA registered personal trainer and weight training and group fitness instructor. She runs her own business called Fitness For Mortals. E-mail fitnessformortals@gmail. com for information.

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Tips for staying safe during your outdoor adventures North Thompson Star/Journal Now that the hot summer weather is improving, British Columbians are eager to get outside and enjoy the mountains, coastline and everything in between. The key to enjoying outdoor adventures is education and ensuring those who venture into B.C.’s wilderness know the risks and take necessary precautions to mitigate those risks. Whether you’re out for a few hours or a few days, here are some tips that can improve your chances of survival outdoors: 1. Take the time to plan your trip in advance: * Check the weather. * Tell someone where you’re going. * Plan your destination, your intended route and an alternate route. 2. Pack the right gear: * Flashlight and spare batteries. * Fire-making kit with waterproof matches or lighter and firestarter or candle.

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BC Games first step for many Londonbound athletes Black Press When the Olympic and Paralympic Games begin in London, there are a number of Canadian athletes who will remember their first multisport 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 multisport 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 high performance athletes. 40% 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 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 2300 athletes between the ages of 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

Swing into Summer – golf without pain or Injury Submitted With all the rain the province has seen in the last few months, golf greens are greener than ever. Hopefully, that combined with a bit of sun will result in more British Columbians hitting the links this summer. The Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia wants to make sure that those that do, leave the course pain and injury free. “Like any sport, it’s possible to become injured while golfing. This is especially true if players don’t take the time for a proper warm up,” says Rebecca B. Tunnacliffe, CEO of the Physiotherapy Association of BC. A dynamic warm up allows golfers to gradually warm up the body’s tissues in preparation for swinging activities. This can improve performance and help to prevent muscle strains and joint sprains. “By following some simple steps, that we call the Physio-4, golfers can reduce their chances for injury, prevent pain and golf safely,” adds Tunnacliffe. The Physio-4 for Golf: 1. Activate with a general warm up. Start with five to 10 minutes of large muscle activity such as a brisk walk, stair climbing or a stationary bike ride before you play. Then, do some mini squats (holding on to your golf club for balance) and mini lunges to help lubricate stiff hips, knees and ankle joints. 2. Do a swing specific warm up. A sport specific, dynamic warm-up allows for optimal performance and injury prevention. Arm and leg swings and torso twists will help warm up your shoulders, hips and back. Do a sequence of practice swings before hitting any balls, starting with a half swing and gradually increasing to a full swing.

3. Ensure proper postural alignment. Incorrect postural alignment at the shoulders and torso, or hips and legs can lead to poor or inconsistent shots. Also, do your posture a favour and reduce the amount of equipment in your golf bag. 4. Deactivate after your golf game. Loosening up tight tissues by stretching in the whirlpool or shower will help regain and maintain muscle length. Self-massage can help decrease painful tension and ice can help minimize inflammation and pain. The PABC created the Physio-4 to share the expertise of its members with fellow British Columbians. “Each month, on our website (movingforlife.ca), we provide 4 tips for a specific activity or health issue to keep British Columbians moving for life,” says Tunnacliffe. “We want British Columbians to know that if they are injured or in pain, a physiotherapist can help. After all, we Are you missing the are the healthcare news in your professional phycommunity, want sicians recomto know when local mend most,” she events are states. taking place, what’s The Physio-4 happening at for Golf is municipal hall? designed to keep Are you looking for golfers injury free a plumber, elecand perhaps take trician, or other a few points off service? their score. Get connected. To learn Call the more about how Star/Journal today physiotherapists and order your keep British subscription. Columbians moving for life, visit 250-672-5611 movingforlife.ca

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1/4 cup Vanilla or plain yogurt 2 tsp lemon pepper 1/2 tsp white vinegar 1/2 tsp cooking oil 1 lb fresh asparagus, trimmed of tough ends

1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup brown sugar packed 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 2 tbsp corn syrup 4 medium bananas halved lengthwise 1/3 cup pecans or walnuts

Combine first 4 ingredients in a small cup. Preheat BBQ to medium. Arrange asparagus spears crosswise in single layer on greased grill. Lightly brush asparagus with yogurt mixture. Cook for 2 mins. Brush again with yogurt mix, gently turning spears 1/4 turn, cook for 1- 2 mins, brush & turn twice more, cooking for 1 to 2 mins after each turn, until asparagus is glazed & tender crisp.

Combine first 4 ingredients in small heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium boil, stirring constantly for 5 mins. Remove from heat. Place 2 banana halves on each of 4 individual sheets of heavy duty foil. Divide & spoon brown sugar mixture evenly over top of each. Fold edges of foil to enclose. Preheat BBQ to medium. Place packets on ungreased grill. Close lid & cook for 8 - 10 minutes without turning until heated through. Transfer bananas to 4 individual plates. Serve with ice cream or frozen yogurt & drizzle sauce from foil over each. Sprinkle with pecans or walnuts.

Heat cooking oil in small frying pan on medium. Add onion & cook for 5 to 10 mins stirring often until softened.. Transfer to large bowl. Add next 7 ingredients & stir well. Rinse inside of each trout. Pat dry with paper towels. Divide & spoon rice mixture into each trout. Spread evenly. Tie each with butcher string or metal skewers in enclose filling. Preheat BBQ to medium -low. Place trout on greased grill. Close lid & cook for 5 - 6 mins per side until trout flakes easily when tested with a fork.

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Sep 1 - NT Fall Fair Family Dance, 7pm @ NTVIC. Music : Barriere Farmer’s Market: Thursdays. Sam’s Pizza & Rib House, 4307 Hwy 5. 10am-2pm. Info call Donna 672-5159. Gordy West Band. Tickets at the door. Barriere Firefighters’ Practice: Barriere Firehall, Thurs., Sep 1-3 - NT Fall Fair & Rodeo @ Fall Fair Grounds 7pm Sep 8 - Garden Club Harvest Fest. 1-4pm @ Barriere Barriere Food Bank: Every other Wed. June 1, 10am--noon. Community Garden. Call for info 672-0029 (leave a message). Sep 20-24 - Provincial Winter Fair @ Fall Fair Grounds. Barriere Hospice: Every 2 weeks. 250-672-9391 Army Cadets - 2941 RCACC Cadet Corp. - Tues. 6:30pm, ages 12-18, Legion Basement. New Recruits Welcome. Marc Barriere Quilting Club: 2nd & 4th Thurs.of mth, 4pm at the Barriere Food Bank: Judy 250-672-5275 or Fran 250-672672-9681. Baha’i Night: Fri., 7:30pm, Marge Mitchell’s home. 672-5615 2012. Barriere Adult Day Program: Mon. & Wed. 9-2. Lunch, crafts Barriere Search & Rescue: 2nd Tues. of mth, 7pm. Training on 4th Tues. of mth, 7pm. & music at the Seniors Ctr. Sherry Jardine 672-5121 BSS PAC & Booster Club: 2nd Mon. of mth, 6:30pm. Barriere & District Heritage Society: 3rd Wed. of mth, Barriere Survivors of Brain Injuries: Call John at 250-3721pm at NTVIC in the winter, at Museum in the summer. 1799. Barriere & District Riding Club: 2nd Tues. of mth, 7pm. Barriere Youth Choir: Every Thurs., 7pm @ Church of St. www.barrieredistrictridingclub.webs.com. Info Cherie 672Paul. All youth welcome. Info call Leah Jones 250-957-8440. 9341 Bethany Baptist Church Prayer: Every Tues., 7pm. Barriere & District Seniors Events: Mon. Whist 7pm, Tues. & Thurs. Carpet Bowling 10am, Wed. Fun Cards 1pm, Carpet Bowling: Mon, Wed, & Fri., 9:30am-12 @ Little Fort 672-9627 Hall. Barriere Cancer Support: 672-9263, 672-0017 or 672-1890 Community Kitchen: If interested call Dede 554-3134. Barriere Community Choir: Every Wed., 7pm @ Church of Community Soup Day: Christian Life Assembly on Annesty St. Paul. All adults welcome. Info call Leah Jones 250-957Rd. 3rd Mon. of every mth. 8440. Council of Senior Citizens: Devoted to improving quality of Barriere Curling Club: Oct.-Mar. Curling, league & bonspiels. life for seniors. Call 604-576-9734 or email ecbayer@shaw.ca. Crib: Barriere Legion 242, every Wed. 7:30pm, Sept. to May. Barriere Elementary PAC: 1st Mon. of mth, call 672-9916

Crib: Mon. & Fri. 1-4pm @ Little Fort Hall. Darts: Barriere Legion 242, every Thurs. 7pm, Sept. to May. Gambler’s Anonymous: 250-374-9165 or 250-374-9866. Heffley Creek Acoustic Coffee House: 3rd Fri. every mth 7pm. Performers, concession, play area for kids! Call 578-0056. Lapidary Club: 4th Wed. 7pm. Volunteer Center. 672-0153 Literacy Tutoring: Learn to read FREE. Susan Ross 672-9875. Little Fort Recreation Society: 1st Thurs. each mth 7pm LNT Catholic Women’s League: 2nd Wed. each mth, 7pm at St. George’s. Call 250-672-9330 for info. McLure Vounteer Fire Dept. Rec.: 1st Wed. each month at 7:30pm upstairs. Except Jul & Aug. 250-578-7565 for info. McLure Firefighter Practice: 2nd & 4th Tues., 7pm, McLure Firehall Men’s Floor Hockey: Tues., 8-10pm at Barriere Sec. School. NT Arts Council: Fridays 12-3pm, painting at NTVIC - any medium/all welcome. NT Fish & Game Club: 4rd Mon. each mth 7pm Volunteer Centre. More info 672-1843 NT Valley Hospice House Soc.: 3rd Tues of the mth, 11am, Little Fort Hall. More info 672-5660 or 672-9500. Quilting: 1st Tues of the mth, 10am @ Little Fort Hall. Safe Home: Get away from domestic abuse, call 250-6742135 (Clw) or 250-682-6444 (Barriere). Wilson’s Arena weekly practice: Mon Game, Tues: Stock Dogs, Wed: Team roping, Thurs: Team penning


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Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. EAGLEHOMES.CA Rewarding Sales Career Salary, Group Benefits Excellent team support mark@eaglehomes.ca Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd/ Newcastle Timber Have vacancies in the following job: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic 2)Driller/Blaster 3)Swamper 4)Hydraulic Log Loader Operator 5)Yarder Operator. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259 LANDS & RESOURCES COORDINATOR: F/T position with Kwakiutl Band Council in Port Hardy. Senior position. Email for job description: casey.larochelle@kwakiutl.bc. ca or call 250-949-6012 Deadline 07/27/12

Professional/ Management GROCERY MANAGER. Jasper Super A. The Grocery People Ltd. (TGP) provides goods and services to a large, independent grocery and food service industry and manages a number of Super A Food Stores. Located in scenic Jasper, Alberta, you will be responsible for all aspects of managing a grocery department including marketing, merchandising, controlling and human resources management. Applicants need five years grocery department management experience. The successful candidate must be customer service focused, show self initiative and leadership to achieve the required results. TGP offers a competitive compensation and benefit package as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. To apply, send a resume, stating salary expectations to: Director, Human Resources, The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

Misc Services Sue’s Jewellery Repairs Since 1975 - We do it all, Retipping, Sizing, Soldering. Sue Ludtke - 250-587-6357

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Appliances Looking for broken washers, dryers, fridges, and stoves. Reconditioned appliances in good working order available at North River Appliance. Call Doug at 250-674-0079.

Auctions 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.

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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.

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E-mail: info@clearwateremployment.ca • 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

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Howard passed away peacefully, at the age of 56, at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving parents, Myrt and Leonard Fortier, sister: Deborah (Wayne) Ross, brothers: Fred (Mary) Fortier, Will Fortier, Greg (Elizabeth) Fortier, Thomas Fortier and Vern (Donna) Fortier. Nieces: Keri-Jo (TJ) Fortier, Angie (Ben) Rainer, Charli (Justin) Fortier, Kyle Fortier, Erica Fortier. Nephews: Brandon Ross, Monty (Dallas)

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Ross, Adam Adams, and Lanny (Lizzie) Fortier. Great Niece: Joy Rainer, and Great Nephews: Linden Ross, Kallen Ross, Thunder FortierCamille, and Ty Rainer. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Howard loved his nephews and nieces; “Uncle Howie” will be missed. He was the most generous and compassionate person to all. Also will be missed is his helpful advice. Howard worked in the logging industry as an operator as well as the Simpcw Fisheries. He graduated from Barriere Secondary School in 1974. He won many awards for his excellent skills as

a basketball player. Fastball was another sport he excelled in playing for Chu Chua Chiefs. His favourite pastime was cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs, BC Lions and the Blue Jays. No formal service by request, but a Celebration of Life was held in his favourite sanctuary where he spent many hours caring for the gardens. This was held at Chu Chua, B.C., June 9, 2012, surrounded by his family and friends. Thank you to Dr. Collier and nursing staff 5N, Deb Donald APN at the Royal Inland Hospital, volunteers and nurses at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home. The compassion and medical care was outstanding in our time of need. Should friends desire donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whitesheild Cres., S. Kamloops, V2E 2S9

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Liking black and white photographs My last article entitled, “Wandering City Streets with my Camera” included both colour and black and white images (in the online version) and elicited the following remark from reader, “http://www.facebook.com/timothy. schultz.7”Timothy Schultz, who said, “I don’t usually like black and white photos, but they were used very effectively here.” Black and white photography has always been a favorite of mine, and I

tal photographic technology that’s what is captured. Then, we visualize and translate those images into black and white images using post-production technology. I really do like B&W pictures and sometimes miss those singular times in my darkened room, where I would produce my B&W photos by hand in open trays of chemicals. However, technology has changed and there are many options that now allow photographers to produce higher quality B&Ws. I read an on-line discussion entitled, “Why Black and White Photography” by Robert Bruce Duncan. In it he wrote, “black and white has an inherent dignity”. His opinion is thought provoking. Perhaps we do see and interpret more in a B&W photograph. Duncan goes on to say that he thinks few colour landscape photographers have matched the black and white work of photography greats like Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Paul Strand, Margaret Bourke-White, and Imogene Cunningham, for example. And on portraiture he says, “it’s more than arguable that black and white is at it’s

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* O H N % N MA N album of wedding photographs without including some black and white prints and when I ask the couple if they are OK with that, I always hear, “Oh, we love black and white. Yes, please”. People comment that a black and white portrait speaks about a person’s personality. I am not sure about that, but I do like, and sometimes pre-

best for people photography…From early portraits by Julia Margaret Cameron, and later, Steiglitz and Steichen….(and) the photographers who documented America during the depression, to a whole slew of great Hollywood glamour photographers…and all the masters that made Life magazine perhaps the best periodical of its era.” I am intrigued with Duncan’s words, I could mention some famous colour landscape photographers, but I’ll leave them to readers to search out. I believe both colour and B&W has its place. As I wrote, sometimes I prefer black and white depending on the person, animal, or building, and what I am trying to say with the photograph. I pick and choose what image I think will work best in black and white and that depends upon the subject, the circumstance, the light, and, of course, the colour. These are my thoughts this week. Contact me at www.enmanscamera.com or emcam@telus.net. Stop by Enman’s Camera at 423 Tranquille Road in Kamloops. And if you want an experienced photographer please call me at 250-371-3069. I also sell an interesting selection of used photographic equipment.

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Technology has changed and there are many options that now allow photographers to produce higher quality B&Ws. am pleased that some readers agree that sometimes the use of black and white is effective. During my years of involvement with photography I have seen changes in the kind of photography people are doing. When I first started making pictures as a child it was all about economics – B&W prints were cheaper than colour prints. After that one-hour photo labs appeared in shopping center parking lots, department stores, and finally in malls, and colour prints became inexpensive and the mainstay for photographers. I have always liked black and white and much of the time prefer the mood it evokes. Since the introduction of digital image making and programs like PhotoShop and NIK software’s Silver Efex the need to carry a dedicated camera and to commit space for a custom-built lab has disappeared. Now all that is necessary is learning how to effectively use the correct program. Colour is reality, and black and white seems a bit “arty”, or as I wrote, “mood evoking”. I have never produced an

fer, black and white, depending on whether the subject is a person, an animal, or a building, and what I am trying to illustrate with the photograph. And, I “previsualize” how those colours are going to work as shades of gray while I am composing the photograph. I’ll mention here that famous photographer Ansel Adams introduced the idea of, and the word, previsualization. It is a term he used to describe the importance of imagining, in one’s mind’s eye, what the final print reveals about a subject. We see everything in colour, and in the modern world of digi-

If you live in rural British Columbia there is a good chance you are sharing your space with bears. Being Bear Aware can save not only the life of you or a loved one, but it can also save the life of an opportunistic bear. So far this year, there have been many instances of bears eating garbage and other human-provided foods in communities throughout B.C. Bears are very opportunistic and there is nothing they love more than being able to find a lot of food for little effort. The search for easy snacks often brings bears and people into conflict when bears discover that yards can contain an assortment of high-calorie treats that include garbage, bird feeders, compost, unclean barbecues, pet food and fruit trees.

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Once a bear learns to equate homes with easy meals it becomes extremely difficult to keep it away from a town, camp ground or neighbourhood where it has previously found food. Some simple steps to reduce the possibility of a bear finding food include:

• Reducing the time that garbage is available to bears by waiting until the morning of collection day to leave the garbage bin out for pickup. • Ensuring there is no leftover food or grease on a barbecue by scraping and burning the grill as well as emptying the grease

trap after each use. • Keeping all pet food stored indoors and refraining from leaving food out for any wild animals, including birds and stray cats, in the spring, summer and fall. • Reducing the odour and attractiveness of compost to bears by mixing it regularly or treating it with lime. Properly managing possible bear attractants can help to make communities safer both for people and bears. Please report conflicts with bears to the Conservation Officer Service’s RAPP hotline at 1.877.952.7277. The Bear Aware program is sponsored by the TNRD and the Ministry of Environment. To learn more about bears and human-bear conflicts visit www.bearaware. bc.ca. Be Bear Aware In The Thompson-Nicola Regional District.


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