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Clearwater hosts provincial softball championships Keith McNeill A total of 14 teams took part in Midget boys and Peewee provincial softball championships in Clearwater during the July 13 - 15 weekend. Hundreds of family members accompanied the players and coaches, and local hotels, motels and restaurants report a busy three days. Clearwater Peewees placed second in the U14 Boys Rep category. The boys had some shining moments during the weekend but were unable to overcome strong pitching from the eventual first place winners, the Cloverdale Hurricane. Clearwater Midget Crushers took first place in the U18 Boys C category. They beat out Prince George Selects, the only other team in the category, in a series of hard-fought games that went back-andforth. Their final game on Sunday afternoon was postponed because of heavy rain and thunder. “Clearwater’s done a fabulous job,” commented Durvene Gal, the Softball BC board representative at the tournament. “I would love to see the town host events like this again. The hotels and the local residents have been great.” Gal noted that it has been more than 25 years since Clearwater has hosted a provincial softball tournament, with the last time being in 1986 (according to the Times’ files, six teams took part in the provincial Squirt B championships in Clearwater that year. Clearwater came second). She was impressed by the number of volunteers who took part and how well organized they were. A sit-down dinner for players and coaches Friday evening also was something special, she said. “Melody has done lots of work,” commented the Softball BC representative, referring to Melody Romeo, the local organizer. Gal said she had approached Romeo several years ago about hosting a tournament here and she was glad the Clearwater resident took up the challenge. The Softball BC representative helped clear up one glitch during the event. Because of the number of Peewee teams entered, several C and Rep teams ended up

Volunteers, the often unsung heroes of the recent provincial softball championships held in Clearwater, sweep water out of diamond two at Capostinsky Park on Sunday afternoon, July 15. A sudden downpour forced the delay of the Midget Rep gold medal game in the seventh inning. It was resumed after the water was removed. The Midget C final then took place. Pictured are (l-r) Jim Sutherland, a parent from an out-of-town team, and Doug Borrow. More softball photos are on pages A12 and A13 inside. Photo by Keith McNeill playing each other during the initial round robin portion. This was not fair competition, as the C teams tend to be less skilled than the Rep teams. Two C teams, in fact, played three games against Rep teams in a row. Rather than eliminating the losing C teams, the playoff portion of the tournament was extended. This meant arranging extra time from District of Clearwater plus the umpires. If Clearwater does decide to host another

provincial championship, Gal’s only suggestion was to see if a fourth ballfield could be arranged. Having one more ball diamond would meant the community could host a girls’ championship, she said. Final results: U14 Boys Rep: 1, Cloverdale Hurricane; 2, Clearwater Crushers; 3, Richmond Mariners. U14 Boys C: 1, North Surrey Warriors;

2, Williams Lake Loons; 3, Fleetwood Spartans. Other U14 teams taking part were Merritt Hub Electric, Prince George Timberwolves and Sooke. U18 Boys Rep: 1, Richmond Mariners; 2, Langford Lightning; 3, Fleetwood Marlins. U18 Boys C: 1: Clearwater Crushers; 2, Prince George Selects (a two-team doubleknockout).

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West Fraser mills forest practices to be audited in July Times Staff The Forest Practices Board announced on

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under this license in two areas. One is located east of Bonaparte Lake and west of the North Thompson River, between Kamloops and Clearwater. The other is east of the North Thompson River near Vavenby. The audit will look at harvesting, silviculture, protection, road construction, road maintenance and deactivation, and operational planning that took place in the past two years for compliance with forest practices legislation.

Once the audit work is completed, a report will be prepared, and any party that may be adversely affected by the audit findings will have a chance to respond. The board’s final report and recommendations will then be released to the public and government. The Forest Practices Board is B.C.’s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices, reporting its findings and recommen-

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Positive outcome for B.C. and Canada on softwood lumber Times Staff The governments of British Columbia and Canada were proclaiming victory Wednesday following an arbitration panel’s ruling on B.C.’s timber pricing policies under the 2006 CanadaU.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA). “This is a total victory for British Columbia and Canada and is great news for B.C.’s lumber workers and their families,” said B.C.’s Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Pat Bell. “Our government has worked hard to defend and create jobs for British Columbians and to demonstrate that the U.S.’s complaints were unwarranted and groundless.” Wednesday’s ruling by the London Court of International Arbitration proves that British Columbia’s market-based timber pricing policies are fully consistent

This is a total victory for British Columbia and Canada and is great news for B.C.’s lumber workers and their families. Pat Bell

” with the SLA, and that B.C. has always honored its commitments under the agreement. The arbitration panel dismissed the U.S.’s complaint in its entirety. “This is good news for forestry workers in British Columbia,” said Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. “We

applaud the tribunal’s decision in favor of our lumber industry. This positive outcome is the result of our close collaboration with provincial and industry partners and proof that the SLA is good for Canada’s forestry sector.” A 2011 complaint filed by the U.S. alleged that B.C. was selling softwood at less than market value, given an increase in the harvest of low-grade timber. The increased amount of low-grade timber in B.C. is the result of the unprecedented and devastating mountain pine beetle infestation. B.C.’s auction-based pricing system ensures that government has captured the full value of timber. B.C. and Canada have maintained it would have been far more productive for the U.S. lumber industry to join them to increase demand for wood products across North

America, such as what B.C. is doing with its Wood First initiative. In the meantime, British Columbia has diversified its lumber export markets during the arbitration period. As part of Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan and through recent trade missions abroad by Premier Christy Clark and Bell, the B.C. government has focused on developing Asian markets, experiencing tremendous growth in recent

years. For example, B.C. has more than doubled its lumber exports to China each of the past three years, helping to put people back to work in mills throughout the province. The Canada-United States Softwood Lumber Agreement came into effect in 2006 and was set to expire in 2013. In January 2012, Canada and the United States agreed to an extension to October 2015, under the same terms and conditions.

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New coordinator promotes healthy living Keith McNeill District of Clearwater has a new community recreation/healthy living coordinator. “I definitely have same big shoes to fill, with Christine leaving the community,” said Eleanor Collins, referring to Christine Parsons, the former coordinator. “I’d like to build in the foundation she set. It is fun and I’m excited to bring the program to the community.” Collins started on her new job the first week of June and already has made a splash - several of them, in fact. An initial session on standup paddle-boarding with instructor Suzanne Foster was sold out and people had to be turned away. More sessions, for both adults and for kids, are scheduled for Aug. 14. Next big item on the recreation agenda will be EZ-play tennis sessions at Rotary Sports Park on Tuesday. The 1-1/2 hour sessions will begin at 11 a.m. for kids from eight to 11, at 12:30 for those between the ages of 12 - 15, and at 2:30 for beginner to intermediate players over 16 years old. Instructor Brock Shea from Kamloops comes highly recommended, said Collins. Cost is just $15 for each session. Also coming up at Rotary Sports Park is the Variety Sports Camp for kids six - 12 years old. This will take place the week of Aug. 20 - 27, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., with instructors Tori Barstow and Graham Jones. Each day will feature a quick, basic lesson on a different sport: floor hockey, soccer, tennis, basketball and volleyball. That’s five days of fun for only $100. Craig Hewlett will instruct fam-

What’s Happening Watering Regulations & Conservation Measures Reminder Watering regulations have been in effect since May 15th, 2012 and will remain in effect until September 30th. Properties with even house numbers can water on even numbered days and properties with odd house numbers can water on odd numbered days. Watering hours are between 6:00am-10:00am and 6:00pm10:00pm. Watering is NOT allowed between the hours of 10:00am – 6:00pm. Watering between 12:00 midnight and 6:00am is restricted to automatic systems controlled by a timer. Water Conservation tips: a. Use a broom, instead of a hose to clean driveways and walkways. b. Consider plant species that require less water. c. Don’t over water your lawn. d. Consider using timed sprinklers Saturday Community Bus Don’t forget to take this summer opportunity to use the Saturday Community Bus for FREE! 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. 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.

Eleanor Collins is Clearwater’s new community recreation/healthy living coordinator. Photo by Keith McNeill ily canoe lessons at Dutch Lake on two Tuesdays, Aug. 21 and 28. Times will be 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Cost will be $40 per family for the two sessions. Zumba is ongoing through the summer until Aug. 15 at the Sportsplex. Collins is the instructor for the Latin dance-inspired fitness craze. Times are Wednesdays, 6 - 7 p.m. Drop-in fees are only $8. Fall programs on the way Community recreation activities won’t cool off when fall weather arrives, according to Collins. A retired resident of Chase who has family ties to Clearwater has volunteered to put on monthly tennis workshops, she said. Group fitness activities will include resistance training, yoga, tai chi, boot camp and Zumba.

Also on the agenda will be community volleyball, walk-fit, learn to run, ballet for tots, and hiking (too many local residents don’t know the local trails, she said). Chris Martin is keen to help organize a mountain bike group. This will primarily be targeted at teen boys but would be open to all ages. Healthy living programs will include having a nutritionist from the Kamloops Blazers hockey team come to Clearwater to do a grocery store tour and a healthy cooking session. Also planned is a healthy cooking workshop for kids. Other workshops will focus on diabetes prevention and treatment, as well as heart health.

Address Changes The District of Clearwater Administration office is still looking for updated mailing addresses. The post office will no longer re direct mail without the proper civic address on it after September 2012. It is very important to ensure that your correct address is registered with the District of Clearwater to ensure that any correspondence mailed to you from the District is received in a timely manner. 2012 Dutch Lake Park Design Competition The Deadline for the 2012 Dutch Lake Park Design Competition is fast approaching! Do you have your design concept ready to present to Council. All entries must be received by August 17th at the District office. On August 21st you will have the opportunity to present your concept to Council! Council is looking forward to the community concepts are for this park area. 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. Upcoming Events July 30-August 3, 2012 – Science Camp August 7-24, 2012 – Kids Summer Fun Days August 9, 2012 – Star Gazing Festival 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.

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


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“ I had to fight hard against loneliness, abuse, and the knowledge that any mistake I made would be magnified because I was the only black man out there. Many people resented my impatience and honesty, but I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect.” - Jackie Robinson, baseball player

Opinion

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Sports and recreation can be basis for economic renewal

Letters

Conservatives cut scientific funding to vital research Editor, The Times: This month scientists from all across Canada held a funeral march on Parliament Hill for the “death of evidence.” They were protesting how MP Cathy McLeod and her Conservative government are ignoring evidence in policymaking, cutting off funding to vital research and preventing government scientists from presenting evidence to the public.

This normally reserved group was moved to noisy protest by a set of decisions of the Conservative government that shows disregard for the hard work that our scientists do to generate knowledge for the benefit of Canadians. The Conservatives are eliminating the Experimental Lakes Area, which we have used for 40 years to protect us from poisons

BC Press Council The Times 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 BC Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be

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in our water. They killed the mandatory long form census, depriving us of a clear picture and understanding of the circumstances that Canadians face in their daily lives. Scores of federal scientists will no longer be monitoring and reporting to us about the environment that our children and grandchildren will have to live in. I believe that to make good decisions you need good data. Yet Mrs. McLeod and the Conservatives are eroding that data, bit by bit. It leaves our government flying blind and dangerously ill-equipped to protect the health and safety of Canadians.

Ted Hsu, MP Science and Technology Critic Liberal Party of Canada

Clearwater: Adventure Starts Here. That is the slogan for the District of Clearwater. With weather that ranged from 39-degree heat to torrential downpour, we certainly gave our visitors a range of adventures during the Peewee and Midget championships on the July 13 - 15 weekend. Add to the mix some amazing, high quality softball, a well-organized tournament infrastructure, plus plenty of small town hospitality, and it’s no wonder we heard lots of good comments during the recent provincial finals. Much of the credit for the event’s success must go to its organizer, Melody Romeo. District of Clearwater recently hired her to fill the new position of sports coordinator. Her job will be to put on more sporting events like the recent softball championships. Already she’s working on a soccer tournament, plus volleyball at Clearwater Secondary School and hockey at the Sportsplex. Her job is intended to complement that of Eleanor Collins, the district’s new community recreation/ healthy living coordinator. Collins’ role appears to be more directed at people

already living in the community, providing them with recreation opportunities such as tennis, canoeing and fitness classes, as well as using workshops and other educational methods to encourage us to live healthier lifestyles. Romeo’s job, on the other hand, appears to be directed more at using sports as a driver for economic development. Specifically, this would mean organizing tournaments and similar events to attract people from outside into the community, where they would spend money and help provide employment. The people of the upper North Thompson Valley have traditionally had a strong interest in sports, whether team sports such as softball or hockey, or individual sports such as backcountry skiing or fishing. Building on those strengths to make the area more attractive to visitors and to enhance the lives of those already living here only makes sense. We should congratulate Romeo and Collins in their new jobs, as well as the municipal and regional district politicians and staff members who put them there.

Regatta committee looks for volunteers Editor, The Times:

Calling all volunteers! We are currently in search of fun and enthusiastic people who are willing to lend a hand at this year’s Canoe Regatta. Although it seems far away, summer is flying by and before we know it the return of our town’s signature event, the Clearwater Canoe Regatta on Sept. 7 and 8, will be upon us! This year’s theme is “Just as Wild- Just as Wacky” and it is shaping up to be exactly that!

Along with all the favourites, there are some exciting new events to sign up for including the Tots Stride, Bike or Trike Race, Soap Box Derby, Gladiator Olympic Relay, and more! And as always it is super affordable at $25 per family for unlimited events and every registered participant receives a prize! Also worth a mention are the humungous bouncy pirate ship, the climbing wall and the announcement of the winner of the Dutch

Lake Beach concept plan. So get your teams together and get geared up for an event that’s proven time and again to be wild, wacky, and tons of fun! If you are interested in volunteering please contact Theresa Braaten at 250-674-8181 or info@clearwatercanoeregatta. com

Theresa, Eleanor, Nissa and Regatta Guy “The Regatta Gang”

B.C. small business owners’ taxes out of line Editor, The Times:

How would you feel if you were paying two, three, four, even five times as much property tax as your next-door neighbor, and yet not getting the same amount of services? That’s the reality facing small business owners in British Columbia every day. Recently, the Canadian

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Federation of Independent Business released its 2012 Municipal Property Tax Gap Report, finding that BC small businesses pay an average 2.78 times the residential tax rate for properties of equal value. In Clearwater, CFIB found the municipal tax gap

remained at 3.50, and well over the provincial average. This is an abdication of political responsibility and is unacceptable- this gap of more than three to one represents a real burden on local businesses, and on the regional economy. This matters for your families and communities. That’s why it’s

important, and that’s why all of us should care. Small business has a big impact on B.C.’s economy, accounting for 98 per cent of all B.C. business, providing well over half of all private sector job creation and generating just under a third of our GDP. Continued on page A5

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Question of the Week Do you think we should try to increase the number of tourists coming to Clearwater and Wells Gray Park?

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Van Els family (Netherlands): Maybe. It's a beautiful place but keep the Nature the way it is.

Merv Yurkiw:

Clifford Yaciw:

Chaz Charles:

Yes, tourists are a good source of income.

How are you going to increase it? It's already well promoted, I think.

I would say we're going to have to bring in more attractions for the tourists if we want more people to come.

Brenda Harper (Edmonton): I think you should deÀnitely try. It's an absolutely beautiful place. You've got to get the word out.

B.C. residents pay while large polluters get free ride Editor, The Times:

Is it a coincidence that the recent proclamation by Premier Christy Clark redefining "clean energy" for three multi-billion liquid natural-gas (LNG) corporations created unexpected wealth for a select few shareholders of Progress Energy Resources Corp.? This LNG corporation has ownership in one of the three LNG projects identified in Clark's definition that burning natural gas is "clean". Progress Energy Resources Corp (PRQ) traded at $11.58 prior to the premier's announcement. One week after the announcement, the company was sold to a Malaysian purchaser for $ 20.45 per share, equating to a 77 per cent increase on the existing $11.58 share price. The total value of the sale was $5.5 billion. The one-week gain equaled $2.4 billion enjoyed by previous shareholders of PRQ. The carbon tax on gas of seven cents per litre still applies to every B.C. resident. This is a formula to ensure residents contribute $30 per tonne to the province for

contributing to greenhouse-gas emissions. The three corporate LNG projects favored by our premier will emit 20 to 30 per cent of B.C.'s total greenhouse-gas emissions by 2016 and will likely not pay anything for their pollution. If they were taxed like the general public, their release of 20 megatonnes of greenhouse gas at $30 per tonne would contribute $600 million of carbon tax per annum, which could be directed toward the research for reduction of greenhouse gas or to the health-care budget. Once again, the population of B.C. will be subsidizing multibillion-dollar polluting corporations. The explanation by Environment Minister Terry Lake is that his B.C. Liberal government can't drive business from the province by applying the carbon tax. Lake's claim isn't accepted in Alberta, where that province taxes every corporation producing more than 100 kilotonnes of greenhouse gas. The tax equals $15 per tonne of greenhouse gas emitted. Alberta families driving to work or picking up necessities for their living are exempt

Does it warm everyone's heart that the from the emissions tax. Alberta recognizes oil and gas businesses won't leave the prov- Liberal government will not be charging Shell Oil a carbon tax on greenhouse-gas ince since that is where the resources lie. This application of tax has Alberta focus- emissions? When a government makes a policy that ing on the large polluters, not the insignifipositively affects a selected few corporacant ones. tions, you can expect the rest of the populaThe B.C. Liberal government also tion and our environment to pay a heavy claims the carbon tax is rebated to British price. Columbians. Should multi-billion dollar companies Page 66 of the B.C. Budget confirms this get a free ride on the backs of B.C. famiclaim is true - with the caveat that 59 per cent of the rebate is paid to profitable indus- lies? tries and corporations. John Sternig In other words, major polluters in B.C. Heffl ey Creek, B.C. receive most of the carbon tax collected. Some of these are the very oil and gas businesses that aren't taxed a dime for venting megatonnes of greenhouse gasses from their pipelines. The redefinition by the premier that possibly increased the share ~ flowers ~ plants ~ gifts ~ balloon bouquets ~ price of Progress Energy Resources specializing in weddings, sympathy, birthdays, Corp. will also help the earning anniversaries and other important occasions potential of one of the largest corpo73 Taren Drive, Clearwater rations on the planet. Phone 250-674-2929 Toll Free: 1-877-974-2929

Business taxes remain too high Continued from page A4. Between 2009 and 2010 alone, small business created close to 14,000 net new jobs, or around 36 per cent of all jobs created. Ensuring conditions that encourage small business success is vital. This year’s report shows progress toward achieving property tax fairness has essentially flat-lined. On the one hand, this is good news - the trend of increasing the unfair tax burden on small businesses is unsustainable. On the other hand, the failure to achieve any meaningful reduction in the gap is irresponsible and harmful. This lack of political willpower continues to cost not just small business

owners, their families and employees, but also the economic health of our province. A recent CFIB survey found that 69 per cent of our members ranked their municipal property tax as the tax most harmful to their business, and this had grown from only 38 per cent six years ago. Municipal governments rely on property taxes for funding, and so increased spending requires higher property taxes. Business always pays a higher rate than residents, making them especially vulnerable to the impact of excess spending. Property taxes must be paid regardless of whether a business makes a penny in profit. Their property tax bill can be the dif-

ference between a business thriving, surviving or dying. In any case, it is not money being used for job creation, expansion or innovation. And that’s why CFIB will continue to speak out for a sustained commitment to greater tax fairness. This will require more action, more progress in narrowing the property tax gap, and a

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Squam Bay remembers Cap and Blucher Hall Elli Kohnert,North Thompson Star/Journal Blucher Hall, now integrated into the general Squam Bay, and Upper-Louis Creek area has been its own small settlement since the 1820’s. Donald Fraser, better known as ‘Cap,’ became a prominent and enterprising Blucher Hall resident in 1896. He preempted land there, and constructed a home for his family. Cap was born May 28, 1863, in New Brunswick; he was the eldest son in his family, and when he lost his mother at an early age, he left home in search of work. Cap found a job with the CPR when the construction of it worked its way from east to the west in Canada. Cap changed jobs over time, but eventually went back to the CPR. He was in Craigellachie when the ‘last spike’ was driven by Sir Donald Smith, a director of the CPR, on Nov. 7, 1885. Cap was just 22-years-old at the time. Cap learned of the Squam Bay area after he had tried farming outside of Kamloops. The stint at farming did not work out well, so he decided to preempt land in the Squam Bay location and farm there. Cap’s ancestral home was in Scotland, where he had inherited an estate called Levenhall, which he never claimed as his wish was to remain in Canada. However, due to his Scottish roots he named his new Squam Bay area Blucher Hall. Farming was the way of life for everyone who lived there, but it was not easy. It was a time when neighbors worked together to build and maintain a community, and Cap had a big part in that, living in the area for the next 72 years. Until the early Fall of 1899

Cap had been a bachelor, but that changed when he met Jean Craig; they were married in 1899. Their life together was filled with hard work and great ambitions. Jean and Cap opened a post office at Blucher Hall, where Cap was the postmaster from 1905 until it closed 22 years later. This closure was presumably because by that time the automobile was already replacing some of the horse and buggy transportation modes. The Frasers also built a general store, which they operated for 22 years. A record book of the general store’s operations is at the North Thompson Museum in Barriere, and visitors can view the book, and wonder about how simple it was then to run a grocery store. When Jean became ill with tuberculosis it was a sad and difficult time for Cap. There were no other means available to care for her except to take her to Tranquille Hospital in Kamloops, where tuberculosis patients, with what was then an incurable disease, were treated. Jean passed away in April of 1924, and Cap was once again alone. It proved difficult for Cap to take care of his work besides being a lonely widower, but two years later, he met Henrietta Ash, who with two young sons, George and Bert, had come west looking for a home and a housekeeping job. Cap and Henrietta were married, and soon added four daughters to the family, Ann, Margret, Helen and Frances. It is interesting to note that Cap was already 63-years-old at the time. Cap was involved with building the first Blucher Hall School in 1927-1928, on land donated by George and Agnes Sheepway about half-a-mile from his farmhouse. Seven men from the community, including Cap constructed

the school. It was a sturdy log building, where George and Bert (Henrietta’s sons) started school with 11 other students. The school burned down sometime later, and for a while, the students were housed in another log cabin for their lessons until the second Blucher Hall School had been built. The new school was a wooden structure, where the Fraser daughters started their education, and Bert and George Ash completed Grade 8. After the Second World War, North Thompson Valley resident Keith Moore returned home from service with the 28th Canadian Armored Regiment BCR. Not long thereafter he met Ann Fraser (Cap’s daughter) and they were married sometime later. When Cap did not want to farm any longer, and the government was knocking at his door for back-taxes, Keith bought the farm at Blucher Hall. There Keith and Ann started a family of four children, Gerald, Gordon, Trevor and Sherry. After several years, Keith and his wife separated, and the farm was sold to the Donald Fraser family (no relation). Cap and his wife Henrietta, lived in a small cabin Keith had built for them. When Henrietta passed away, and Cap could not care for himself anymore, he went into a care home in North Kamloops, where he eventually passed away at the age of 106. Cap Fraser lived a life filled with hard work, with the family he loved, and spent most of that life in the small community of Blucher Hall among friends and neighbors. Many of those who still reside in the Blucher Hall area still remember the “enterprising” Cap Fraser.

The post office in Blucher Hall that was opened and run for 22 years by Cap Fraser and his wife Jean. Names of those in the photo are unknown.

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Kamloops-Thompson school district trustees aren’t getting a raise - not yet, anyway. At the board of education’s regular meeting of July 9, trustees voted to table a motion proposing 8.6 per cent pay hikes for trustees. But, the issue - which also proposed raises of 7.7 per cent for vice-chair and 7.6 per cent for chair - is not over yet. Board chairwoman Denise Harper said she plans to add the motion to the agenda of a trustee workshop later this summer, but not because she’s looking for a raise. Harper is worried stagnant salaries could create problems for the school district in the future - if other districts keep increasing their trustee remuneration. And, she’s not alone. Trustee Gerald Watson also expressed his concern with leaving trustee compensation as is. The Kamloops-Thompson

school district has a policy on the books requiring an annual review at the end of each school year - of pay rates for trustees in 10 comparable districts. From those numbers, the policy dictates, trustees should find the middle ground and adjust salaries as necessary. Last year, because of ongoing education-sector labour issues and a lagging economy, the district broke from policy and chose not to increase salaries. This year, Watson said, it appears the same thing is going to happen again. “I’m comfortable with the pay rate I have right now,” he told KTW. “But, I’m uncomfortable just leaving it. “From a policy perspective, I don’t think it’s a great idea.” Watson said future boards could be left in the lurch. “The policy was set up in order to keep us out of the position of being out of step with the other school districts,” he said.

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Local trustees sit mid-pack in remuneration As it stands, KamloopsThompson school district trustees are in the middle of the pack among comparable B.C. boards when it comes to pay fifth out of the 10 districts with enrolment numbers between 10,000 and 20,000. The Abbotsford school district tops the list, current as of July 1, 2012, paying its trustees $21,000 - still more than the proposed $20,027 proposed for Kamloops-Thompson trustees. (Abbotsford’s board chair is paid $26,000, while its vicechair receives $23,500.) Even if the school district adopts the trustee pay hikes, the board would only move up one spot in the rankings of

comparable districts - from fifth to fourth. The Delta school district is second on the list, paying its trustees $20,933 per year, followed by Langley ($20,110) and North Vancouver ($19,776). Kamloops-Thompson comes in fifth at $18,445. The bottom five are Maple Ridge ($18,207), Chilliwack ($18,000), Greater Victoria ($17,424), Nanaimo-Ladysmith ($15,382) and Prince George ($14,000). The Kamloops-Thompson school district is sixth among the 10 comparable districts in full-time equivalent student enrollment, at 14,631. On a per-student basis, SD73 is tied for fourth of the 10 districts when it comes to trustee

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1-800-222-TIPS Clearwater RCMP Report EEvents t over the th weekend k d Summer is certainly a busier time here in the North Thompson Valley. Tourists come from around the world to experience the great mountains and waterfalls that populate our area. With the increase of people during the weekend before last, Clearwater RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services had a large increase of reports and complaints. Traffic patrols and roadblocks During the weekend before last Clearwater RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services set up several roadblocks and increased patrols due to the increase volume of vehicles in the area. Police served several notifications to members of the public, including an immediate roadside prohibition warn and fail. As always, Clearwater RCMP would like to remind the public to plan ahead, arrange for designated drivers and not to drink and drive.

Camera bag found On Saturday, July 14, Clearwater RCMP were w informed of a camera case that had been located at Spahats Falls parking lot. l The case contained several items of importance including a large camera lens. t A tourist from Europe brought in these items to t the Wells Gray Infocenter. If these items belong to you or if you know who owns these items, please contact k Clearwater RCMP. C Stolen vehicle returned On July 15 Clearwater RCMP received a report of a stolen pickup truck taken from Clearwater River Road near Mahood Lake. Two occupants of the vehicle were up near the lake to camp and fish. When they awoke in the morning and hiked back to the truck they found it missing. Clearwater RCMP patrolled the river road and were unable to locate the vehicle. The next morning someone returned the vehicle to the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s driveway and parked it in the bushes. Fastball championship Clearwater RCMP would like to congratulate the Clearwater Crushers teams for obtaining first place at the Midget C event and second place in the Peewee Rep event during the Provincial Fastball Championships.

Highway crash kills Barriere man Time Staff A Barriere man was killed in a two-vehicle collision north of Avola on Monday morning. Clearwater RCMP reports that they received a report about the crash at 5:55 a.m. on July 16. Investigation revealed that two vehicles had been north-

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BrownĂ&#x201E;eld grants help revitalize communities Times Staff Communities around the province will see their brownfields gaining attention through $1.64 million for 24 projects through the B.C. Brownfields Renewal Funding Program, according to a recent media release from Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Each of the 24 projects has been selected for their redevelopment potential. Brownfields are abandoned, vacant, derelict, or underutilized commercial and industrial properties, where past actions have resulted in actual or perceived contamination.

Sites like old gas stations, industrial storage facilities or former industrial sites are often located in prime areas for redevelopment and can help revitalize the surrounding community once the issue of contamination is addressed. The B.C. Brownfield Renewal Funding Program encourages brownfield redevelopment across British Columbia by providing the initial funding to help property owners, businesses and local governments better understand the extent of contamination so that they can remediate it.

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Weekend fliers diverted to Kelowna Canada customs Keith McNeill Kamloops Airport submitted a business case last February to have an on-call Custom service at the airport on weekends but has yet to hear back. “A business plan was developed and presented to Customs officials on Feb 23,” said airport manager Fred Legace. “I was anticipating getting at least a question or two about the proposal, but nothing so far.” The service is of interest to those in the North Thompson Valley because many clients of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing and Sun Peaks arrive by private plane on weekends. It also would possibly be of interest to the staff and investors involved with any of the several mines proposed for the area. Custom service is presently offered at

Kamloops Airport during regular business hours on weekdays. Aircraft arriving outside those times are diverted to Calgary, Kelowna or Vancouver. After being cleared by Customs they then continue on to Kamloops. According to the airport’s business case, an average of four or five private planes bring guests for Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing to Blue River or Kamloops every Saturday during the ski season. Diverting those aircraft to another airport to clear Customs could add $6,000 to $10,000 to the cost of the trip. Making it more convenient for aircraft to land and stay at Kamloops would add to the airport’s revenue through landing fees, on-ground handling fees (one aircraft arrival will generate $17,500 in ground handling

The business and its employees generservices revenue), aircraft catering, and so ate significant tax revenue for all levels of on. government. One aircraft carrying eight guests could McLean said that making Custom service generate close to $160,000 in direct value to available during the weekends at Kamloops MWHS. was not an unreasonable request. Many choose to be picked up by a helicopter from Blue River at Kamloops Airport. Others make the trip by limousine. We will be MWHS attracts some of the wealthiest people in the world, commented Closed lead guide Tim McLean. They have their choice of places to Monday August 6th go and any impediment makes it less likely that they will choose Blue River. With 190 employees during the winter, the heli-ski operation is the Valley’s single biggest employer, he pointed out.

New dialysis centre slated for North Kamloops Kamloops This Week There will be a new option for Kamloops and area kidney patients next year. Interior Health and the BC Renal Agency announced last week plans for a kidney-care centre - called a community-dialysis unit - in North Kamloops. “Current and future

patients in Kamloops and the surrounding area will benefit from dialysis services as close to home as possible,” said KamloopsNorth Thompson Liberal MLA Terry Lake. “The introduction of a dialysis unit in the community is great news.” The centre will be funded by the BC Renal

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patients to become more independent with their treatment. “We are really excited to be working with the BC Renal Agency to provide this specialized service in the community,” said Norman Embree, Interior Health’s board chair. “The self-management model will help patients live as independent and healthy a life

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Clearwater Crushers played a hard-fought series with Prince George Selects to win the provincial Midget C championships. The ďŹ nal game was delayed by heavy rain and some team members still carry mudstains from diamond two in Capostinsky Park. Photo submitted

Midgets take gold Clearwater Crusher pitcher Brock Van Damme gets a little air time as he winds up for a pitch. The local squad took ďŹ rst place in a two-team, double-knockout tournament with Prince George Selects for the U18 C championship.

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YEARS AGO:

A new dormitory for Blue River students was to open in September. The school board would share with parents the weekly cost of transporting the children to and from Blue River for weekends. Charge for board and lodging was $35 for School District 26 students. The dormitory had been the former elementary school, located next to Clearwater Secondary School (today the dormitory is the Community Resource Center and the secondary school is Raft River Elementary). Canadian Coachways was advertising a daily bus service through the North Thompson Valley. It left Valemount at 6:20 a.m., arriving in Kamloops at 1:10 p.m. It left Kamloops at 5 p.m., arriving in Valemount at 11:45 p.m.

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YEARS AGO: School District 26 secretary-treasurer Chris Laitwaite received confirmation

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that the district’s name was to change from Birch Island to North Thompson. District offices were moving from Birch Island to the former dormitory building in Clearwater. The vacant board office building in Birch Island was to be used as a kindergarten, if the need was proven. An Edmonton man was missing and presumed drowned after his boat went over the waterfall at the south end of Clearwater Lake. Mrs. Earl Mann of the Wells Gray Women’s Institute said several members of the provincial cabinet, including Premier WAC Bennett, had been invited on a bus tour to Upper Clearwater. Purpose of the trip was to acquaint them with the condition of the road.

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YEARS AGO: A letter from MLA Rafe Mair assured local residents that all proper steps would be taken before any decision was made on a uranium mine being proposed

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BACK IN TIME for near Birch Island by Consolidated Rexspar. Speakers at a meeting sponsored by Yellowhead Ecological Association said the mine’s tailings would give off radon gas for more than 100,000 years. Clearwater Camp Two Truck Loggers won the provincial juveniles softball championships in Victoria. Coaches were Neil Stearns and Myron Smith. Chris Dee and Jim Gledhill paddled their way to first place in a canoe race from Birch Island to Clearwater. Chris Cleaveley and Dave Bunch came second.

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YEARS AGO: Members of the Clearwater Aquatic Center subcommittee voted to form a registered society. Chairman

Bob Woollard displayed a proposed layout for a pool complex. Theme for the pool was Jerry the Moose. Sculptor Bert Vandergugten was in Clearwater to put finishing touches to his steel statue of Jerry the Moose. He wrapped the moose in cloth that had been soaked in a salt solution to speed up the rusting process. He was to return in three months to put a dull shellac finish over the statue.

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YEARS AGO: A total of 101 descendants and their relations of Upper Clearwater resident Isabel Zral (by her first husband, David Pelton) attended a family reunion. Mrs. Zral had eight children: Dave, Mike, Marilee (Brkich), Joe, Butch, Tim, Steve and Peter.

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YEARS AGO: A 52-year-old Kamloops woman died after her raft overturned on the Clearwater River. Three of her adult children had been riding on the raft with her.

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YEARS AGO: A waterfall in Wells Gray Park was officially named for a pioneering Clearwater family Mac and Cecile MacDiarmid, who moved to Upper Clearwater in 1944. MacDiarmid Falls is located on Grouse Creek just before it flows into the Clearwater River and a short distance downstream from Moul Falls. Some residents of Blue River were unhappy about the road to Murtle Lake being closed. The province was seeking federal

disaster assistance to deal with the problem, said MLA Kevin Krueger. Ministry of Transportation estimated the cost of fixing the road at between $300,000 and $500,000. The canoe- and kayakonly lake is a popular destination for tourists.

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YEARS AGO: Power was out from Kamloops to Clearwater as a vicious storm slammed into the North Thompson valley. Winds in excess of 100 km/h downed trees and took out power lines, cutting off electricity to the lower half of town. School District 73 was given $250,000 in additional funding from the provincial government to help fund a new mobile trades training centre. School District 73 superintendent Terry Sullivan said, “The money will allow the school district to proceed with its mobile training-trailer program, buying tools and equipment for welding, electrical and millwright trades.”

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YEAR AGO: Communities from Kamloops to Mount Robson should be involved in tourism plans for what he called the “Yellowhead Corridor,” said Blue River heli-ski operator Mike Wiegele. “The North Thompson Valley has been left sleeping,” he said. “We have to wake it up.” Simpcw First Nation declined an invitation to participate in the raising of a Haida totem pole in Jasper because of the lack of respect shown by Parks Canada and the federal government. The band said it had made repeated attempts to engage Parks Canada in consultations regarding Secwepemc Aboriginal title and rights in Jasper National Park. A drill crew was punching holes six inches in diameter and 10 feet long through the pavement at the junction of Highway 5 and the road to Wells Gray Park. Purpose was to assess the pavement and material under it for a possible roundabout.

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Sports No gear - no problem for anglers Go Fish BC! Rod Loan Program helps new, visiting anglers with free rod loans in Clearwater Times Staff Those curious about fishing or anglers keen to share their favorite fishing spots with friends now are able to borrow the gear for free. Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC has expanded the Go Fish BC! Rod Loan Program so that there are 20 rods available to borrow at the Clearwater Trout Hatchery. “With the popularity of freshwater fishing growing, along with increasing awareness of the world class caliber of freshwater fishing throughout British Columbia there was a real call to expand the program,” says Jessica Borrows, Rod Loan Program coordinator. “The pilot program had good usage and we hope this will improve with increased awareness that the rods are available.” Designed for locals new to fishing, groups such as Scouts and youth groups and visitors who don’t own or didn’t pack their gear, the Go Fish BC! Rod Loan Program helps make B.C.’s freshwater fishing more accessible. In addition to lending rods, Clearwater Trout Hatchery staff members are available to share their knowledge about gear, where the best fishing spots are, stocking information and fishing tips and tricks. People are also able to buy their fishing licenses when they borrow their gear. “This is a great help when introducing someone to fishing, whether it’s a friend from out of town or your fishing buddy who is trying fishing for the first time,” said FFSBC president Don Peterson. “There is a keen interested in freshwater fishing but the gear can be intimidating if you haven’t used it before.” To borrow a rod and tackle, visit the

Cool lessons Instructor Kaitlynn Giesbrecht of Kamloops watches as her student (and cousin), Clearwater’s Emily Giesbrecht, practices her back kick. Giesbrecht began giving swimming lessons at Dutch Lake beach last week. A second two-week session will begin Aug. 6. Photo by Keith McNeill

Clearwater Trout Hatchery manager Mark Green holds one of 20 fishing rods the hatchery has available for loan. The rods and tackle boxes are extremely popular, he says. During the past week people from Japan and Switzerland borrowed sets. Photo by Keith McNeill Clearwater Trout Hatchery at 4522 40 East Old North Thompson Highway or call 250674-2580. Borrowers may present a credit card or leave a small deposit as insurance. Rods may be borrowed for up to a week at a time. Rods and tackle are loaned for free and the deposit is returned when the fishing gear is dropped off. It is recommended interested borrowers call ahead to ensure rod availability. Information about Rod Loan locations throughout the province is available on the www. gofishbc.com website in the How to Fish section. Additionally, roaming Rod Loan crews will be setting up loan centers at lakes in Metro Vancouver, on

Vancouver Island and in Prince George. Roaming Rod Loan locations are posted daily at www. gofishbc.com. Updates are also posted on the Go Fish BC FaceBook Page. The Rod Loan program is the result of a partnership between FFSBC, Tourism BC, Ministry of Jobs Tourism and Innovation, and the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. FFSBC is a not-forprofit organization funded directly by anglers through freshwater fishing license revenues. It provides stocking programs that support 50 per cent of all fishing in B.C. lakes, conservation fish culture services for sturgeon recovery efforts and programs to enhance access to fishing for all

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Funding to support greater community use of schools Ministry of Education VICTORIA - For the 2012-13 school year, a total of $800,000 will be available through the School Community Connections (SCC) program for projects that expand the use of K-12 school space, including upgrades to Neighborhood Learning Centers, according to a media release from the Ministry of Education. "The SCC program supports greater use of school facilities and Neighborhood Learning Centers for the benefit of students and families in communities throughout British Columbia," said George Abbott, the Minister of Education. "SCC has successfully achieved its goal of bringing schools and the communities they serve closer together and the legacy of the fund will continue for years to come." The goal of the SCC program is to actively encourage boards of education and local governments to work with community partners to increase the use of schools to provide community services. During this round of funding, school districts, in partnership with local governments, can submit applications for one or more projects - totaling no more than $12,500. Projects can include, but are not limited to:

• Co-location of community organizations, offices, services or other activities. • Space for early learning, childcare or after-school care programs and family resource centers. • Community kitchens or gardens. • Space for intergenerational programs or services for seniors. • Installation and/or renovation of doors, locks and entry systems that allow greater community access to school facilities. • Upgrades or renovations to school athletic fields, recreational facilities and/or playgrounds to increase use by sports organizations and the community at large. Launched in 2005, through a one-time $10-million grant from the Ministry of Education, the SCC program is managed jointly by the Union of BC Municipalities and the BC School Trustees Association. The 2012-13 school year is the final year of the SCC program. Learn More: School Community Connections Program: www.schoolconnections. ca Neighborhood Learning Centers: www.neighbourhoodlearningcentres.gov.bc.ca BC's Education Plan: www.bcedplan.ca/

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Is this the car of the future? Ken Scheetz thinks it is. The Clearwater resident was referring to his new Chevy Volt - a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle produced by General Motors. “It’s a little bit more than a glorified golf cart,” he said as a bit of understatement. He received the car about three weeks ago after spending quite a few months on a waiting list. It appears to be the only one in the Clearwater area. Two Volts are known to be in Kamloops. One of them belongs to Minister of the Environment Terry Lake. The Volt is one of several electric hybrid or all-electric vehicles now available. One of the reasons why Scheetz likes it because it can be plugged into a typical wall socket for recharging. He has found it takes about seven hours to charge the battery if it is dead, using 120 V current. If he were to use 240 V current, the charging time would be cut in abut half. Charging the Volt costs about 95 cents. It costs even less if Scheetz uses the solar panels he has on the roof of his house. To enhance the range of its electric motor the car also has a 1.4-liter gasoline

Ken Scheetz kneels beside his new Chevy Volt - a hybrid that is ranked the most fuel-efficient car with a gasoline engine in the U.S. Photo by Keith McNeill engine. The gasoline engine kicks in to drive a small generator that recharges the battery while the vehicle is in motion. It also assists the electric motor if more power is needed. Regenerative braking enhances the vehicle’s range as well. This means that when the driver steps on the brakes, the energy is routed into the batteries, recharging them. There is a 10-gallon gas tank. The lithiumion batteries by themselves only have a range of about 80 km, but the enhancement given by the gasoline motor plus the regenerative braking extends the range to about 600 km, according to the EPA. The EPA rates the Volt as the most fuel efficient car with a gasoline engine sold in the U.S.

Ken Scheetz holds the only familiar thing under the hood of his Volt - the dipstick for the tiny gasoline engine. Photo by Keith McNeill Looking in the engine compartment can be a disappointment. “I’ve had the hood open a couple of times. What for? There’s nothing to look at,” Scheetz said. Despite its tiny proportions, the vehicle’s electric motor gives

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Riders win big at BC Heritage ďŹ nals Times Staff Two local riders filled their saddlebags with prizes during the BC Heritage Circuit finals at the Maple Ridge Equestrian Center on July 6 - 8. Kaylee Hudema and Dani Noble joined about 70 competitors from all around B.C. at the finals. The group competed in 62 events in both English and western disciplines for their share of $10,000 in prizes. Hudema is a member of the Rodeo Rednecks 4-H Club while Noble is the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leader. Hudema did very well during the weekend placing - (youth classes) English classes: 8th in hunt seat equitation; 2nd in hunter under saddle; 4th in English pleasure and 4th in road hack. Western classes: 1st in showmanship; 2nd in western pleasure; 1st in western equitation; 2nd in western horsemanship; 6th in trail class; and 3rd in command class. Noble also did very well that weekend despite some tough competition and classes with between eight and 10 riders. Her placings were - western classes: 10th in showmanship Sr.; 5th in western pleasure Sr.; 6th in western equitation Sr.; 5th in western horsemanship Sr.; 3rd in command class Sr. English classes: 5th in hunt seat

equitation Sr.; 2nd in hunter under saddle Sr.; 1st in English pleasure Sr.; 3rd in road hack Sr.; and 1st in show hack Sr. Maple Ridge Equestrian Centre has five allweather outdoor sand rings and a grass grand prix field, along with 100 permanent outside show stalls, and an 80-feet by 200-feet indoor arena. In order to compete in the finals the competitors needed to finish in the top four in their event at a minimum of two qualifying horse shows. Horse Council BC is a non-profit organization representing more than 22,000 horse enthusiasts in the province. A 2009 horse industry study compiled by the agriculture ministry showed there are nearly 100,000 horses in B.C. and the industry creates about 7,200 full-time jobs, generating about $740 million in economic activity. The two Clearwater participants report that the weekend was extremely hot but the event was very well organized. Darcey Woods from Barriere riding Ima Class Of My Own also attended the event and did very well. The placings can be viewed at www.hcbc.ca/ Competition.html .

Clearwater residents Kaylee Hudema (l) riding Cherokee and Dani Noble riding Poh participate in the BC Heritage Circuit ďŹ nals at the Maple Ridge Equestrian Center on July 6 - 8. Photo submitted

Society needs Clearwater volunteers Submitted Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless." - Sherry Anderson, author This quote echoes the sentiment of the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C, especially in the Clearwater area. Volunteers are a treasured resource that allow the society to provide a range of free services for

families dealing with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Volunteers help the society with everything from making phone calls to caregivers to facilitating support groups. "They are absolutely invaluable to our team and are a big reason why we are able to meet the growing need for support and education for families living with dementia," says Tara Hildebrand, the society's regional support and education

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Watch your meat in the heat to protect from foodborne illness It's picnic and BBQ season! Exercise caution in these days of warm temperatures because they are ideal conditions for foodborne bacteria to thrive and multiply quickly. To protect yourself, your family, and friends from foodborne illness, safe food handling when eating outdoors is crucial. The most important things to remember when cooking during the summer season are time, temperature and cross contamination. Keeping food at proper temperatures - indoors and out - is critical in preventing the growth of foodborne bacteria. The key is to never let your food remain in the "Danger Zone" - between 4°C and 60°C (40° F and 140° F) - for more than two hours. Cold, perishable food should be kept in the cooler at 4°C (40° F) or below, until serving time. Once served, it should not sit out for longer than two hours. Food in individual serving dishes can be placed directly

on ice, or in a shallow container set in a deep pan filled with ice. Drain off water as ice melts and replace the ice frequently. Hot food should be kept hot, at or above 60°C (140° F), wrap it well and place it in an insulated container or on a burner set on

low until serving. These foods should not sit at room temperature for more than two hours. Meats should be thawed in the refrigerator, not at room temperature. Sealed packages can be thawed in cold running water. Defrosting meat in the microwave is acceptable, if placed immediately on the grill. Cross contamination occurs when bacteria or disease causing microorganisms are transferred from one food item to another. Prevent cross contamination by: keeping raw meat away from other foods so juices don't leak out onto other foods; using separate utensils, cutting boards, dishes, and other cooking equipment for raw and cooked meats; washing your hands carefully with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat. Finally, thoroughly wash and dry all cooking equipment, utensils, work surfaces,

and reduce bacterial contamination by spraying or soaking surfaces with a 10 per cent bleach solution. Purchase and use a digital stem thermometer to take reliable internal temperatures of cooked food. The following internal temperatures are recommended for food safety: rare beef steaks and roasts or eggs: 63°C (145°F); fish: 70°C (160°F); pork or ground beef: 71°C (160°F); food mixtures (containing poultry, eggs, meat and fish): 74°C (165°F); and the dark meat of poultry: 85°C (185°F). For more tips, go to Interior Health's website for the Life Begins At 40 degrees brochure or Health Canada's Food Safety Tips for Barbecuing at http://www.hc-sc. gc.ca/fn-an/securit/kitchen-cuisine/barbecueeng.php - written by Rose Soneff, community nutritionist, in collaboration with Pamela Narayan and Cindy Chui, UBC dietetics program students.


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UPCOMING EVENTS Aquafit & Swim lessons: Leah Jones 250-957-8440 July 3-27: Kids Summer Fun Days July 16-27: Swimming lessons, Dutch Lake, 250-674-3530 July 24: EZ Tennis – (kids 8-11 yrs) 11am-12:30 pm, $15/session, Rotary Sports Park. Register: www.districtofclearwater.com, 250674-1878 July 24: EZ Tennis (12-15yrs), 12:30-2pm, $15/session, Rotary Sports Park. Register www.districtofclearwater.com, 250-674-1878 July 24: EZ Tennis – Adult Beg./Int. (16 yrs & up), 2:30-4pm, $15/ session, Rotary Sports Park. Register: www.districtofclearwater.com, 250-674-1878 July 25: Friendly Club Potluck Lunch, 12 – 1pm, 144 Evergreen Pl. July 26: WGCS’s Book Club, 2pm – 3pm, Public Library, 422 Murtle Cres., Info: sandrah707@gmail.com July 30 – Aug 3: Eureka Science Camp, 9 am – 4 pm, 7-14 yrs old. Register 250-371-5534, www.tru.ca/eureka July 30: Parent-child Mother Goose, 10 am – 11 am, 612 Park Dr. 250674-2600 for info

in the Brookfield Shopping Centre in Clearwater Eat in or Take out Fried Chicken

July 30: Tai Chi, 224 Candle Cr. Rd, 6:30 pm– 7:30 pm, $9.50 drop-in fee, 250-674-3530 to register. Aug. 14: Stand Up Paddle Boarding. 5:30 – 7:30 pm, $40/session, Dutch Lake. Register: www.districtofclearwater.com, 250-674-1878 Aug. 20 – 24: Variety Sports Camp (6-12 yrs), 10 am – 3 pm, $100/ wk, Rotary Sports Park. Register: www.districtofclearwater.com, 250-674-1878 Aug. 21 - 28: Family Canoe Lessons, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, $40 per family/2 sessions, Dutch Lake. Register: www.districtofclearwater.com, 250-674-1878 Aug. 28: Farmers Market, 9 am – 12 pm. Every Saturday. 73 W ONT Hwy. 250-674-3444 for info Aug. 29: First Fish Ceremony. Raft River Viewing Platform Sept. 7-8: Canoe Regatta. www.clearwatercanoeregatta.com Sept. 23: NT Arts Council meeting, Blackpool Hall, 2pm

250-674-2674

Clearwater Farmers Market: Saturdays 9am – 12pm from May to Oct. on the IWE grounds opposite Brookfield Mall.

ONGOING EVENTS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Crafts & Conversations with Cheryl. Tuesdays 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Center. Phone 674-3703 for more info. • Clearwater Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9:00 am – Noon. For more information please call Anne at 250-674-3444. • Clearwater-Vavenby Lions Bingo: Every 2nd Tues. Elks Hall. 250-587-6269 • M&M (Mrs. & Ms.) Social. Last Sun of the mth Wells Gray Inn. 1pm: 587-6503 • Blackpool Community Hall Coffee House; Local musicians – every 2nd Fri. of the month watch for posters. Doors open 6:30 pm. Concession, $3 or 2 for $5. • Clearwater Elks Bingo - every 2nd Thurs. Elks Hall. open 5pm • Cribbage Wed. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 12:30 pm. • Little Fort Coffee House 7pm Little Fort Hall. 1st Fri of the mth Oct. - May except Nov. Bill 672-5116 • Fun Darts Fri. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 6 pm. CHILDREN & FAMILIES • Raccoon StrongStart at Raft River Elem school days Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri from 8:45-11:45am • Raccoon StrongStart at Vavenby Elem school days Wed 8:5011:50am • Clearwater Breastfeeding Group: 3rd Wed. of every month 7:30pm @ YCS • Mother Goose - Mornings, To register call Kerry at 250-674-2600 ext 227 • Community Baptist Jr. Youth Gr. 5, 6, 7 - 7-8:30pm • Community Baptist Sr. Youth Gr. 8-10 - 7-9:30pm HEALTH & HEALING • Shambhala Meditation Group: meets every Tuesday at Forest

House 6:30-8:00 pm. Info: 250-587-6373. • Connections Healing Rooms - every Friday from 1-3pm (except stat. holidays). 86 Young Rd. No charge. Sponsored by Living Streams Christian Church. www.healingrooms.com. • Healthy Choices – every Tues 9am, 12 & 5:30pm at Skills Center. Info call Kim 674-0224 • Clearwater & District Hospice Society every 3rd Mon. Sept-Jun 10am Legion Building. RECREATION • Drop-in soccer: Tuesdays & Thursday at 7pm at CSS field. Everyone welcome! • Bowling: Mon. 10–12pm & 1-3pm; Thurs., 1-3pm. Seniors Centre at Evergreen Acres. 674-2699 • Clearwater Sno-Drifters: Meet 1st Thursday of every month. 250-676-9414 • CNT Rod & Gun Club: 3rd Sun. of the mth. Blackpool Hall 7pm Sept. - April • Drop in Tennis: Mon & Thurs 6:30pm All levels. Double & single play. Rotary Sports Park. • Yoga Tree – Call or email Annie 674-2468 annie.pomme@ hotmail.com • Clearwater Walks – Strollers & Striders, Mon. 12:30 & Wed 5:30pm, meet at YCS. Info 250-674-7082. • Core Strength Fitness. Tuesdays. Classes at 10-11am 250-6740001 SENIORS • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society 3rd Sun Social Meet at the Wells Gray Hotel at 12:30pm for lunch or dessert, & chat • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society Book Club Meets the last Thursday of the month at 2:00 at the public library All seniors are welcome

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

UPCOMING COURSES: SWIMMING LESSONS Registration is now open for swimming lessons at Dutch Lake. $50/child Session 2: August 6 - 17 (M-F) Please bring your child’s previous swimming report card when registering. WCB OFA LEVEL 1 Aug 22/Sept 9 8:30am to 4:30pm $90 TRANSPORTATION ENDORSEMENT

WCB OFA Level 3

Oct 5 8:30am to 4:30pm Oct 9-13 & 15-19 8:30am to 4:30pm

Red Cross Wilderness & Remote 1st Aid Sept20-22&27-29

8:30am to 4:30pm

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

$100

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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.

REGISTER TODAY

TEL: 250.674.3530 ONLINE: www.crcnt.ca IN PERSON: 224 Candle Creek Rd.

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Announcements

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Coming Events

Lost & Found

Anniversary Tea, Aug. 5, 1-4pm for Royce & Nancy Gibson. All friends welcome. 4821 Lodgepole Rd., BYOC. Hospital Gift Corner Open Monday - Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Found: Mail key, Brookfield Mall area. Ph. 250-674-3343 Lost: b/w long haired spayed cat, answers to Seneca. Lost in Glengrove area. Please come home Seneca. Call 250672-9644 or 672-5773 Lost: young male orange cat, sited on Agate Bay Rd., Call 250-672-9644 or 250-6725773

Information Safe Home Response Providing a safe place to escape for women and their children. Volunteers always needed. Call 250-674-2135.

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Employment

Wanted: Vendors of local foodstuffs and products at the Clearwater Farmers Market. 250-674-3444

Business Opportunities

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AA meetings every Wed. #11 Lodge Dr., side door. Roll call 8 p.m. 250-674-7155 or 250674-7313 Alcoholics Anonymous

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250-587-0026 Anytime Barriere Alcoholics Anonymous Call: 250-672-9643 For Al Anon Call: 250-672-9643, 250-819-5361, 250-308-5139 or 778-220-6269 CURIOUS ABOUT Men? Talk Discreetly with men like you! Try FREE! Call 1-888-5591255. MEET SINGLES right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 1-888-744-3699.

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Career Opportunities AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

Employment

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Services

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Education/Trade Schools

Trades, Technical

Financial Services

Photography / Video

Misc Services

QUAD L ENTERPRISES LTD. has job openings for: Certified Utility Arborist’s and Mulcher Operators Please submit resumes to: hr@isley.ca or fax (780)538-3949

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION Rated #2 for at-home jobs. Start training today. Graduates are in demand! Enroll now. Take advantage of low monthly payments. 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com TAYLOR PRO TRAINING *Heavy Equipment Operator Training *Commercial Driver Training Call today 1-877-860-7627 www.taylorprotraining.com TRAIN TO Be an Apartment/ Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

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. Forestry - Skidder Operator needed for Vernon, BC area. Experience required. Fax Resume with experience and references: 250-503-1148. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 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 LOOKING FOR Sales Representatives - Canadian Taxpayers Federation is expanding our Sales Division in your area. For more information visit: www.taxpayer.com Call 1800-667-7933 Ext 111 or email: national.manager@ taxpayer.com

LUMBER PILERS & LABORERS are required at Woodco Sawmill In Barriere. Contact Pete at 250-819-1087 or fax resume to 250-804-2667

Trades, Technical AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster, we have openings for 10-3rd year apprentices or journeyperson welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd yr apprentice $28$30/hr, journeyperson $32$35/hr, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at; (office)780-8462231; (fax)780-846-2241 or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca; p r o d u c t i o n @ a u t o t a n k s. c a . Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. HEAVY Duty Mechanic required with certified inspection license; competitive wages; benefit package; full time; located in Rossland Trail area. Please send resume and or request for further detail to email: impactgroup@shaw.ca or by fax 250-364-9956.

Work Wanted 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

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Fitness/Exercise

Services

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

Health Products

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SLIM DOWN For summer! Lose up to 20 lbs in just 8 weeks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176.

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photographer? Portraits, weddings, special events, pet portraits, commercial. Affordable memories that last a lifetime. Seniors rates. Book now avoid & disappointment. Sorry no passport photos Jill Hayward 250-319-8023/250-672-0055

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

HELP WANTED!

Attention: Service Clubs Non-Profit Groups Students Seniors

Looking for new ways to make money? Want to deliver Sunday flyers? Routes available:

DUTCH LAKE SUBDIVISION Ph 250-674-3343 for more information

YELLOWHEAD COMMUNITY ERVICES Y E L LOSWH EAD C O MMU NITY S ERV ICES SERVING THE COMMUNITIES OF THE NORTH THOMPSON VALLEY SINCE 1989 612 Park Drive, Clearwater BC V0E 1N1 Email: info@yellowheadcs.ca Website: www.yellowheadcs.ca

Wells Gray After School Program 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

PHOTOS

by Keith McNeill Digital and film photographs. Phone 250-674-3252 or email:kmcneill@mercuryspeed.com

Computer Services

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

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Merchandise for Sale

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

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.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Appliances

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

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

E-mail: mail@barriere-employment.ca • Website: www.barriere-employment.ca 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 HOUSEKEEPER: Seas FT Tod Mountain Ranch JU1612 LOG TRUCK DRIVERS: Ed Crombie JU1712 HD MECHANIC/HELPER: Ed Crombie JU1712A

FLAGGERS: Controlling Traffic JU1812 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: info@clearwateremployment.ca • Web Page: www.clearwateremployment.ca In-home Housekeeper: PT/Clearwater #0712 Servers: 2 positions/Blue River #0711 Line Cook: 3 positions/Blue River #0710 Gas & Propane Jockey: FT/Clearwater #0709 Job Creation Project Hiring: Seasonal/Barriere #0708 Office Clerk: PT/Clearwater #0707 Industrial Automotive Parts Person: FT/Clearwater #0706 Housekeeper: FT/Clearwater #0705 After School Program Leader /Assistant: PT/Clearwater/#0704 Front Desk Attendant: PT/Seasonal/Clearwater#0703 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 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 Chambermaid: PT/Clearwater #0612 Live In Motel Manager: FT/Clearwater #0611 Labourer: 3-positions Casual/Clearwater #0609 Cashier: 2 positions FT/PT/Blue River #0607 Sales/Marketing: FT/Clearwater #0603 Sales/Service: FT/Barriere #0601 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 Prep Cook: FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0504 Line Cook: FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0503 Breakfast Cook: 2-FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0501 Customer Service Employee: 4 pos./Seas./Clw #0414 Barista: 2 positions/Seasonal/Clearwater #0412 Controller: FT/Blue River #0411 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 14th 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


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Rentals

Transportation

Legal

Garage Sales

Homes for Rent 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. Two bdrm MH w/family rm, carport, 4 appl, wood heater. Avail Aug. 1, $625/mo. Site #9, Thompson Crossing, 121 Ferry Road, Clearwater BC 250-587-6151

Cars - Sports & Imports

Legal Notices

Clearwater - Garage Sale Saturday, July 28, 9am - 2pm. 422 Buck Road. (off Clearwater Valley Road)

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

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)

Transportation

Antiques / Classics

Misc. for Sale

Recreational/Sale

Addition for sale. 10’ x 36’. Vinyl siding exterior, drywall interior. As is, where is. First $1000 takes it. 250-587-6151. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? Infrared heater, with 2.5 yr warranty; 16’ trampoline; twin bed & mattress; childs desk; computer desk; keyboard & monitor. Phone 250-674-2376 Sears lawn mower. Self propelled, 6.75 h.p., bagger, lg wheels. Exec cond. $50.00. Ph. 250-674-2542 Two new bifold closet doors. 1 white, 15” wide, 6’ 6” high; and 1 wood louvered bifold, 12” wide, 6’ 8” high. $75.00 each. Ph. 250-676-9699

16’ Security tandem trlr. Axles turned over, 4 propane tanks, propane furnace, cook stove, hot water tank, sleeps 6, toilet, shower, sink, deep cycle 12 volt battery. Sway bars, leveling jacks. Selection of pots, pans, dishes and fire extinguisher. Price $4,500.00 Ph. 250-676-9699

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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

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that the Thompson-Nicola Regional District of Kamloops BC, intends to make application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Southern Service Region - Thompson Okanagan Service Centre, Crown Land Adjudication office, for a lease for Eco-Depot purposes covering portion of District Lot 3284, Kamloops Division of Yale District (KDYD) situation on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Kamloops. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is 3412492. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Crown Land Adjudication at 441 Columbia St, Kamloops BC V2C 2T3. Comments will be received by MFLNRO until August 19, 2012. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website http://www. arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp --> Search --> Search by File Number: insert Lands File Number for more information. Be advised that any response to his advertisement will be provided to be public upon request.

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Trains entertaining as well as useful Growing up in a suburb of Brisbane, Australia, my brothers, sisters and I, like other high school students of 1950s, caught a train into the city itself to attend secondary school. Those steam trains made lots of noise, ashes from their coal-burning furnaces blowing in through open windows. We heard its huffing and puffing, and when standing on the station as the train pulled in, we felt heat from expelled steam. The engineer and the fireman took their jobs as seriously as the conductor did at the other end of the train or when walking through checking tickets and student passes. No wonder we grew up fascinated by these Puffing Billies. My brother-in-law, Merv, and sister Vera, who just visited us from Australia, are no exception. As we travelled together recently, trains kept popping into our experiences. When we visited our niece, husband and their four children in Kelowna, choosing activities to suit all ages proved easy. One was riding the steam train in Summerland along the only saved and restored section of the Kettle Valley Railway. A new experience for younger generations, for the four seniors, it generated a trip down memory lane. On a picture-perfect day we steamed out of the Prairie Valley Railway Station, above luscious green pastures and orchards, along 10 km of track to the steel trestle way above Trout Creek and back again. As in the olden days, the uniformed conductor clicked our tickets; the whistle blew as we started off, crossed roads, and told us when to reboard at Canyon View Siding. A banjo player strummed and asked for requests, singing Aussie songs with us joining in heartily, and thrilling a group of Ukrainians when he sang one of their favourites. Kids, young and old, had a bingo card to fill in, checking off sights along the way, including "The Old Volks Home". A few days later, John and I, along with Vera and Merv, were pushing the raindrops out of the way as we drove east along Highway 1. At Field,

Trekking Tales )` 2H`2UV_ a cuppa sounded refreshing, so we sidetracked towards the township. A stationary freight train filled the crossing between us and the café, stopping us in our tracks. We did not hang around. The viewpoint for the Spiral Tunnels is not far east of Field, so we next pulled in there. With no trains in sight we soon left. Just past the continental divide marking part of the BC/Alberta border, we met a train about to descend. U-turn time! As we reached the viewpoint once again, people were wandering back to cars and buses. Soon a train rumbled by above us, going uphill. We had just missed it! We waited for the other to come down, reading historical information, and got a better understanding of the set-up by studying the model carefully - several times. Nothing came. We gave up and left - but not for long! Before we reached the divide "our" train appeared. Back we went, noting that it was uncharacteristically short for a freight train. We heard it rumble along above the highway, glimpsing it through the trees before it disappeared into the "invisible" upper tunnel in Cathedral Mountain. "That's where it is," we showed each other on the model. It took an age, but, eventually: "Whoo-oo!" We heard it before we saw it, now below us. Soon it entered the tunnel into Mt. Ogden on a gentle downward slope, to emerge at a lower level. This particular train was hidden for 44 seconds; a long train can have the engine chugging back into view before the last carriage disappears. Was it worth the waits and our own loop-de-loops to see an actual train descend using these spiral tunnels? You bet.

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Invasive mussels hitch a ride to Shuswap Lake Council of B.C. and communities throughout B.C. to respond to invasive species risks,” says Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. “Staff are committed to delivering an effective early detection and rapid-response program to address any new invasive species that are found in B.C. The Shuswap Lake situation is an excellent example of how a quick and proactive response can minimize such threats,” he adds. The introduction and establishment of zebra mussels or quagga mussels into British Columbia

Salmon Arm Observer An invasive species has “musseled” its way in to Shuswap waters. Officials discovered the presence of quagga mussels on a power boat that was transported to B.C. from Arizona. The province worked with the Invasive Species Council of B.C., provincial and federal agencies and international partners to respond to the threat of invasive zebra and quagga mussels on the lake this month. Officials from the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans removed the boat from Shuswap Lake on July 3. This action was taken to limit the likelihood of mussels becoming established in the lake and was done with the co-operation of the boat owner and the marina operator, says a B.C. government press release. The boat was thoroughly inspected and decontaminated after it was pulled from the lake. It’s now been confirmed that sample mussels taken from the vessel were dead at the time they were removed. There is still a small risk that viable mussels were on the hull or in internal water sources at the time the boat was launched and docked in Shuswap Lake. As an extra precaution, water samples from the boat’s bilge and pump systems are being analyzed for the presence of mussel larvae. Divers are also scheduled to complete a thorough inspection of the marina’s moorage area, piers and lake bed. “Our government works collaboratively with the Invasive Species

mussels. These mussels and other aquatic invasive species can be transferred from one body of water to another on boats, trailers and boating and fishing equipment. “Education and prevention are crucial for preventing the spread of invasive species, which is why we’re working to increase public awareness of their potentially negative impacts. The Invasive Species Strategy for B.C. provides a solid framework for dealing with these concerns,” notes Terry Lake, Minister of Environment. The Invasive Species Council of B.C. is currently working with local invasive species committees and regional districts to deliver the “Clean, Drain, Dry” program. Trained staff are at boat-launch sites throughout the summer to talk to recreational boaters about the importance of cleaning their boats and equipment to halt the spread of invasive species.

Quick Facts: • Zebra and Quagga mussels originated in Europe and Invasive species: Quagga mussels were introduced to Canada and such as those pictured above were the United States in the 1980s. • found in the Shuswap, arriving here The mussels are fingernail-sized, freshwater mollusks that can eason a boat from Arizona. ily attach themselves to objects Photo contributed and other organisms. They are not would change the biodiversity of native to B.C. and are difficult to our water systems, threaten native eradicate. species and fisheries, and increase • Live mussels that become maintenance costs related to the attached to recreational vehicles, operation of hydroelectric, indusboats, boating equipment and fishtrial, agricultural and recreational ing gear can be easily transferred facilities. from one body of water to another. In 2009, B.C. signed on as a • The “Clean, Drain, Dry” partner in the Columbia Basin information campaign program Rapid Response Plan, along with is running at boat launches this Washington, Oregon, Idaho and summer in Dawson Creek, Burns Montana. Lake, Williams Lake, Kamloops, The system provides early the Shuswap, Vernon, Penticton, detection, rapid response and noti- Castlegar, Cranbrook, Abbotsford, fication about zebra and quagga Duncan and Courtenay.

Ed Noble works to put a new roof on the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store in Vavenby. Photo submitted

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The Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store in Vavenby has received a facelift. A new roof was put on the building with financial help from Wells Gray Community Forest (2010) Society. The company Tiny Builders of Clearwater got a late start because of all the rain. Then when the men were able to work (July 10 12)they were working in extreme temperatures. The store also had a new floor laid on the May long weekend. Frank Yaciw did the work. The auxiliary

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Byrka and band give encore at Serenity Robyn Rexin Saturday, July 14 was another beautiful evening for the monthly concert at the Serenity Performing Arts Centre. First on stage was Pauline Kyllonen from Vernon. She lived in Clearwater in the ‘70s.

Kyllonen was thankful that Shirley DeVooght had invited her to perform at Serenity. She was also pleased to be opening up for the Kenny Byrka Band. In September Kyllonen will head for Nashville. The Kenny Byrka Band from Manitoba consists of Byrka on the guitar and Scott Gamble

Kyllonen plays the guitar and has a soft, entertaining voice. She has been performing for four years and has made one CD. She hopes to make another one soon. The second song she sung, More Than a Kiss, has just been released to the radio.

Left: Kenny Byrka performs at Serenity Center on Saturday evening, July 14. Photos by Keith McNeill

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Clearwater Times, July 23, 2012