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Leanne Hamblin, and her daughter Emma, have their arms full of squirming puppy love; a result of saving the four

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time, home and cash to raise the pups from just seven days old to the fat, boisterous canines pictured here. Find out more inside

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RCMP report that on July 27, a local business was broken into in the Industrial Park in Barriere. Thieves entered the yard, cut the locks off of two containers and forced entry into others. The thieves went through the property, making a mess in the storage areas, and stole a quantity of copper pipe, wiring and other construction related equipment. Police say the thieves would have been parked on Gilbert Road or up on Highway 5 near the Thompson River pullout. Barriere RCMP are asking the public for assistance by reporting any suspicious vehicles or people that may have been seen in the area at the time. Please call the RCMP at 250-672-

9918 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 Barriere RCMP also report July 29, at 10:32 aa.m., the were called to assist BC Ambulance at a motor vehicle collision with a motorcycle, where a female driver was injured. The police attended the scene, where a female driver was being cared for by BC Ambulance paramedics near a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The female was then transported to Royal Inland Hospital by ambulance for assessment and treatment with unconfirmed injuries. The Barriere RCMP, with assistance from Kamloops Rural RCMP, Kamloops RCMP Collision Reconstructionist, Kamloops City Traffic members and Highways, were able to safely investigate the scene, while keeping one lane of alternating traffic open.

The investigation reveals there was a group of north bound vehicles passing Vinsulla Ferry Road that slowed down quickly for a dog that ran across the highway. It was a quick chain reaction type stop with the female driver of the bike locking her brakes, but could not slow down in time, colliding with the last car in the lineup. The motorcycle made contact with the car, but the bike driver did not, likely contacting the asphalt surface. There were no injuries to the male driver and lone occupant of the car that the motorcycle hit from behind. At press time, the collision was still under investigation, with no further update on the condition of the driver of the motorcycle, or her name.

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Audit shakes up legislature finances By Tom Fletcher Black Press VICTORIA – The B B.C. C legislature’s internal finances are being dragged into the 21st century in response to a damning report from Auditor General John Doyle. MLAs will start releasing detailed expense reports and conducting Legislative Assembly Management Committee meetings in public starting this month, Speaker Bill Barisoff announced after a hastily arranged meeting to respond to the audit. Two new financial staff positions are being added to address what Doyle called “pervasive deficiencies” in basic financial accountability. The audit found that MLA credit card bills were being paid without receipts, and the legislative assembly hasn’t produced financial statements despite a 2007 recommendation from the previous auditor general. Legislature bank records didn’t correspond with actual bank balances, and records for the gift shop and dining room don’t allow for efficient management. Doyle said a future audit will look at the $119,000 annual allowance for MLA constituency offices, which Barisoff had asked to be exempted from the current examination.

Transfer amounts and salary expenditures were verified, but other expense claims were not. Barisoff and Clerk of the Legislative Assembly C Craig James emphasized that the audit did not find any misappropriation of funds. Doyle said he was unable to rule out fraud because the records aren’t complete enough to do so. Senior MLAs for both parties sit on the management committee, which administers an annual budget of $62 million to run the legislature chamber, law clerks, library, security and other departments. They include B.C. Liberal house leader Rich Coleman and caucus chair Gordon Hogg, as well as NDP house leader John Horgan and caucus chair Shane Simpson. Simpson said the problems go back many years, and he wants to make changes rather than point fingers, which sparked a furious response from B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins. “B.C. Liberal and NDP MLAs are clearly circling the wagons, resisting calls for accountability with regards to their skyrocketing expenditures,” he said. Cummins called for Barisoff to resign for failing to get the management committee to intervene sooner, a suggestion Barisoff dismissed as a product of the summer “silly season” where trivial items make the news.

Poll finds open minds on oil pipelines in B.C. By Tom Fletcher Black Press Despite the media focus on spills and protests against new oil pipelines proposed for B.C., about half of respondents in a new poll are open to changing their minds based on economic or environmental factors. The Angus Reid survey of 804 B.C. residents found 35 per cent completely opposed to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway line from northern Alberta to port facilities at Kitimat. Only seven per cent indicated unqualified support for the line. Another 27 per cent said they support the Enbridge proposal but could change their minds based on economic benefits or environmental protection. Similarly, 24 per cent were opposed but open to recon-

sidering based on economic or environmental concerns. The survey asked partticipants what they think of Premier Christy Clark’s five preconditions for provincial support of the Enbridge project. About a third said they would more likely back the project if Clark’s demand of “world leading” marine and land-based spill response was met, and a similar number said they would be persuaded if the current federal environmental review supports it. Economic benefits to B.C. were cited as a factor in considering support by 32 per cent of respondents. NDP MLA Shane Simpson said the poll shows a clear trend to more opposition as people become more familiar with the pipeline issues. Firm opposition is five to one against the

Enbridge proposal, and is strongest in northern B.C., he said. A proposal to twin the existing Kinder Morgan oil pipeline between Alberta and port facilities in Burnaby was supported by 37 per cent of respondents and opposed by about half. While the NDP is campaigning against the Northern Gateway project, Simpson said the NDP won’t take a stand for or against the Kinder Morgan proposal until the company makes a formal application to Ottawa that details its plans. There were 32 tankers loaded with crude oil at Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby facilities last year, and 69 in 2010. A company official said an expanded pipeline would generate 25 to 30 tanker loads per month going out through Vancouver harbour.

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Pipeline posturing doesn’t help The B.C. Liberal government is taking its new hard-line approach to federal environmental hearings on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal in September. Environment Minister Terry Lake has filed the B.C. government’s notice to crossexamine Enbridge, one of the world’s biggest pipeline operators. Lake outlined the “tough questions” B.C. representatives will ask about spill response capacity on land and sea, tanker escort tugboats, pipe wall thickness, and Enbridge’s sluggish response to a pipeline rupture in Michigan. That’s all fine, and to be expected after Premier Christy Clark’s high-profile confrontation with Alberta Premier Alison Redford going into the recent premiers’ meeting in Halifax. Clark’s demands for “world-leading” safety and spill response, as well as meeting the constitutional obligation to consult and accommodate aboriginal groups along the route, are mostly a statement of the obvious. Her call for a “fair share” of proceeds from exported oil to reflect B.C.’s risk has been assaulted from all sides. Pipeline opponents seized on Clark’s suggestion that a major oil spill might be tolerable if there was enough money in it for B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix picked up the theme as he conducted his own belated tour of the proposed route to reiterate his opposition. There had been earlier hints from Alberta that B.C. might need further rewards for the risk. But when Clark made the “fair share” demand public, Redford was moved to channel Margaret Thatcher, declaring: “The Premier of Alberta is not going to blink on royalties.” The lady’s not for blinking, but neither is B.C.’s Iron Snowbird, as Preston Manning dubbed Clark this spring. All this political theatre doesn’t amount to much. I’ll stand by my January prediction that the Enbridge proposal is unlikely to proceed, mainly due to the tangled state of aboriginal claims. Wealthy U.S. foundations that view the B.C. North Coast as their 500-year eco-experiment will be happy to help fund a decade of legal challenges, while continuing the media-spinning and protest support they are doing now. Even if some way can be found to levy a B.C. tax on revenues from the Northern Gateway pipeline, it’s no solution. For one thing, it would confer an advantage to the Trans-Mountain pipeline that has been shipping Alberta oil to Burnaby and the U.S. for more than 60 years. The competing expansion proposal by Trans-Mountain’s current owner, Kinder Morgan, shows the inconsistency of opposition to pipelines. Does anyone really believe that a new pipeline built to the highest standards ever would be too dangerous, while a 60-year-old pipeline is acceptable? Protesters have an easy target in Kinder Morgan. With a tenfold increase to 25 tankers a month proposed to sail under the Lions Gate bridge, a heavy oil spill from Second Narrows to Stanley Park would be catastrophic to Vancouver’s environment and economy. Tankers have made that trip safely nearly 100 years, but the congested modern shipping lane offers more threat of collision, and clearing Burrard Inlet for near-daily tanker transits would disrupt the rest of B.C.’s shipping trade. An Angus Reid poll last week showed as many as half of respondents remain open-minded about the costs and benefits of new oil pipelines across B.C. Unlike B.C. politicians, they seem interested in learning more before making up their minds. Dix and the NDP ran to the front of the anti-pipeline parade early, as they did with the carbon tax and other issues. Clark began the Northern Gateway discussion with a principled position to wait for the result of the federal review, but that’s apparently out the window with an election looming. * Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com or tfletcher@blackpress.ca The North Thompson Star/Journal is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a selfregulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

Feed-back for the Mayor To the editor: After reading the most recent writing “As the Mayor sees it”, I find it ironic his worship suggests he would prefer not to waste time and resources belabouring his fixation on the Louis Creek industrial park issue and move forward. Yet here we are again, revisiting this issue, requiring the Mayor to write 10 paragraphs or 721 words outlining the perils his council face. I trust the Mayor will generate the same level of energy to resolve matters or focus his attentions on activities that will represent actual work

undertaken by his worship in order that his efforts can be weighted and measured. I remind the Mayor, he was inaugurated on December 5, 2011, and respectfully ask that he stop his political grand standing and smear campaign. I am getting sick and tired of hearing the Mayor’s same old rhetoric. Let us not forget the Mayor campaigned on this very issue. Who are the people the Mayor blames? A subversive group of ignorant troglodytes, a prime evil sect hell bent on destroying Barriere, or could it be the former mayor and elected councillors?

Can you imagine the frustration of those councillors, many of whom remain on council, having to listen and read the Mayor’s incessant whining? Mr. Mayor, it is what it is, now get on with it! Setting aside the “Louis Creek” topic, let us reflect upon the work achieved by the former mayor, councillors and District administration team during this period of time. Significant funding was secured (several million), through a number of sources which will serve to capitalize infrastructure upgrades - outstanding results. Having some knowledge of capital

(funding) procurement, I can assure readers the process is challenging, requiring attention to detail and tenacity. Let’s look at the downtown corridor, more notably the park area, what a wonderful transformation, linking the library, community garden, ball parks and senior’s centre. Stand up and take a bow, it looks great and provides charm and character to the downtown area. The bandshell, another excellent addition offering an outside venue to celebrate music, arts, and political, cultural rallies for all uses - first class. I ...continued on next page

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NT Communities Foundation has given $45,000 back to the valley To the editor; The recent meeting of the North Thompson Communities Foundation was held at the Aboriginal Sharing Centre. Our monthly meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month – alternating between Clearwater and Barriere. The NT Communities Foundation is a member of the Communities Foundations of Canada; and as a member it is held to the very highest of standards. Each year we sponsor community organizations with our grants. As we have our moneys invested both locally and with the Vancouver Foundation we are able to ‘grant’ an average of five thousand dollars a year back into the community. Over the past nine years of our existence this translates into approximately $45,000. We have helped with community project such as the refurbishing of the Blue Rive, Little Fort and Upper Clearwater Halls. We

have helped to fund events such as those put on by artisans and youth. We have helped school programs, recreation groups, youth groups, community kitchens and 4H clubs. It is exciting and demanding work. The Board members are representative of the communities of the valley. We also have persons who work with the Foundation members to fill in on all the committee work that needs to take place in order to make recommendations to the Board. There is a place for anyone who would like to be involved, and volunteers are always welcome to approach us to offer their services. Philanthropic giving is an amazing opportunity to support one’s community, as it provides citizens with an opportunity to support the valley without much effort on your part. One way to do this is by monthly giving, which is done by asking your

FFeed-back d b k ffor th the M Mayor commend Councillor Sabyan for her efforts promoting this venue - most excellent. I salute the former mayor, councillors and the District’s administrative team for their exceptional results, well done and thank you for your service. Now in the immortal words of our new Mayor “it is far better to go forward”. In so far that the Mayor desires input from local constituents/tax payers, I recommend he use his mayoralty writings, “As the Mayor sees it” to provide up-dates on his efforts and what action/accomplishment/funding activities are being achieved or initiated during his term as Mayor. Now remember your worship, we are talk-

ing about activities generated during your tenure. Let’s not take credit for any work that wasn’t conducted on your watch. Don’t want any confusion with - you know, “those other people’s work”. Perhaps at the anniversary of your first year (November 5, 2012) you might indulge us with a sneak peak of your economic development plan. To be candid, I am disappointed that you are now just beginning to commence this activity. I trust you will enlist support from your esteemed colleagues to assist you in this process, many of whom possess solid skill sets and offer experience far beyond your eight months in

2012 Event Dates Are you planning an event within the Lower North Thompson Valley during 2012? If so we’d like to hear about it and list the dates in our Community Calendar. Give us a call at the Star/Journal.

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bank to transfer in a monthly donation from your account to that of the NT Communities Foundation or with post-dated cheques. Another thoughtful way is to leave money, stocks and bonds, or even property and life insurance policies to the Foundation. We are ever so grateful to those individuals and families who have chosen one of these methods in which to support the future of the communities of this valley. If you would like to find out more about the NT Communities Foundation please check out our website, or perhaps phone one of the Board members to discover how you can best be involved. If you would like to become a ‘supporter’ – please let us know. Chair for 2012 Cheryl Thomas 250-674-3260 Clearwater, B.C.

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office. Perhaps, when you see fit to stop complaining and belly aching about others, and look to “git-r-dun”, or at a minimum, get something done, they will help guide you. With respect to the Mayor’s comments suggesting “there are no funds for any additional initiatives or for staff time - I as Mayor will do the work of organizing the local economic plan”. Wow, oddly, I thought that was the role of the Mayor, after all your worship, you do receive the highest level of compensation. I guess we owe the Mayor a debt of gratitude for this imposition. I hope it doesn’t interfere with matters that currently occupy his time. Mr. Mayor, you

have been heard loud and clear. I suggest you talk less and do more. Given your keen sense of observation and all that you have learned from those who served before you, coupled with your gripping command of the economy and your vast knowledge of real estate matters, I wait with baited breath for you to deliver Barriere from salvation. I believe all of whom served on council prior to your appointment have given the community a lasting legacy. What will yours be? Isn’t it ironic... don’t you think... and yeah, I really do think. Respectfully, Pete Gardner Barriere, B.C.

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The CruzelleMyram family would like to thank the community for the love and support you have shown for Bonnie and her family during the past several weeks. Bonnie rests assured the community she loved will look after each other.

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A group of seniors and a grandchild enjoy learning about the process of growing trout at Campbell Lake Trout Farm on Monday, July 23.

Seniors visit Campbell Trout Lake Farm By Sandra Holmes The Times On Monday, Monday July 23, 23 Wells Gray Country Seniors’ Society sponsored a bus trip to Little Fort. The trip included lunch at the High Five Restaurant, a

ride across the North Thompson River on the ferry and a visit to tthe Campbell Lake Trout Farm. Their next bus trip will be to McLure for a boat ride on the South Thompson. Call Evelyn for more information at 250674-3688.

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Everyone loves a parade, plan your entry now! Have you started working on your Fall Fair Parade float yet? Time is running out fast, so best start planning for what it will look like, and getting all the bits and pieces needed together. When putting your plans together don’t forget the Fall Fair theme this year is ‘Bulls, Boots and Broncs’. There are ribbons for best commercial, club, or group float; best decorated commercial, group, or individual car; best antique car; best group, individual, or comic costume; best authentic, comic, or group horse and rider; and best horses under harness. There are also cash prizes for best overall float, thanks to Gilbert Smith Forest Products, with the first place prize being $400, second, $250, and third $150. Area businesses are encouraged to take part in their communities big parade event. Even if you have no time to put together a float, why not challenge your staff to enter the event, wear costumes, carry a banner, throw candies to the kids. Anything goes in a parade, and of course “Everyone loves a parade!”. This parade is Barriere’s biggest and longest parade, and entrants are asked to arrive by 9:30 a.m. on Airfield Road for judging. on Saturday, September 1, to allow sufficient time to sort out placements. For more information about the parade contact Ken Beharrell at 250-672-5310, or Jim Warman at 250-672-9271.


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‘Only you can prevent forest fires’ ‌ with your smartphone North Thompson Star/Journal A smart-phone app that prevents forest fires by identifying hazardous areas and that was developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia is getting tested in the BC Okanagan this summer. Wildfires are a yearly threat in the region. The 2003 Okanagan Mountain fire destroyed 25,000 ha of forest and 239 homes, and in July 2009, two fires in West Kelowna forced 12,500 residents out of their homes and destroyed three properties. $ESIGNED BY &ACULTY OF &ORESTRY 0H$ STUdent Colin Ferster and professor Nicholas Coops, the app is designed for professionals and members of the public, such as homeowners. Starting at the top of the trees and working down to the forest floor, the app contains images of potential fire hazards such as fallen wood, brush, or a thick carpet of needles on

the forest floor. Once identified, users take ppictures and upload the images, additional iinformation and global positioning system '03 COORDINATESTOADATABASE “One of the most effective ways to reduce wildfire hazard is to reduce the amount of fuel that is available to burn,� said Ferster. “By putting this tool in hands of many people, we can collect more information about the current status of the forest, and at the same time increase awareness and cooperation, which will help reduce the threat of wildfire in the community.� With consistent and comparable measurements at their disposal, forest managers can make timely decisions on how to best minimize fire hazard. A field trial of the app is currently underway at UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna. To find out more about the project and to volunteer please visit: http://irsslab.forestry.ubc.ca/ Research/MobileRemoteSensing.aspx Photo: Keith McNeill / The Times

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the 1200 km course within specified time llimits. The event started in Kamloops late Sunday evening and early Monday morning. The course takes the cyclists through Barriere to Valemount, Jasper, Lake Louise, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm and then back to Kamloops on Thursday. About 81 riders left Kamloops Curling Club at 10 p.m., aiming to complete the course in 90 hours. The first group went through

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Clearwater by 6:08 Monday morning. Six hours later, at 4 a.m., another 33 left the curling club. Their aim is to do the course in 84 hours. The second group of cyclists saw their check station at the Wells Gray Inn close at 11:08 a.m. Although a handful of the participants came from Kamloops and area, most are from elsewhere in Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan. The Rocky Mountain 1200 began in 1996 and now is held every four years. The BC Randonneurs Cycling Club hosts the event. According to Wikipedia, riders in a randonneur event aim to complete the course within specified time limits, and receive equal recognition regardless of their finishing order. Riders may travel in groups or alone as they wish, and are expected to be self-sufficient between controls More information about the event is available at www.randonneurs.bc.ca on the Internet.


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Downtown Fair office opens this Tuesday By Margaret Houben North Thompson Star/Journal This year the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association will be opening their downtown Fall Fair off ice in the mall at Barriere AG Foods, between Armour Mountain Office Services and Styling By Stevens this Tuesday. They will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, and will continue every week until Aug. 30. The office is a great place to get help filling out your entry forms, or to pick up a form or an entry catalogue. The volunteers will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the Fall Fair categories you can enter, as well as answer inquiries regarding the fair and all of its events. You can drop off your completed forms and fees, or pick up tickets for the Fair, the Saturday night family dance at the Ridge, and Sunday night Cowboy Concert, or just stop in and say “hello”. Tickets for the Saturday Cabaret Dance will be on sale at Barriere Country Feeds later this month.

For those who would like to offer the Association a little help with this major event, sign up as a volunteer. There are plenty of jobs to t do, from sit down jobs to ones that need a little muscle. Volunteers are needed before the Fair, during the Fair, and after the Fair, so even signing up for a few hours will be a great help. “Many hands make light work.” The office will also have information available about the free Fall Fair bus service, both on the number of trips they’ll make each day, as well as where the stops will be. Once you’ve gotten all the information you need at the office, go next door to Armour Mountain Office Services and pick up your Fall Fair T-shirt - there are lots of sizes available, from kids sizes to adult 4XL. While you’re in the store, take a moment to check out the new Armour Mountain Art Gallery which is currently displaying art by local artists on the Fall Fair Theme of “Bulls, Boots and Broncs”. The Gallery will also be holding a grand opening on August 16, from 4-7 p.m., with everyone welcome to attend.

Saskia and Darrel to sing at Cowboy Concert North Thompson Star/Journal One of the feature performers coming to the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo this year, will be the duo of Saskia and Darrel. The couple are International touring and recording artists who have won numerous awards for their albums, including Folk Album of the Month in Holland and have been on the top of the Indie Folk/Roots Charts throughout Europe for many years. Saskia and Darrel are a powerful presence in their field; winning Top 5 people’s choice awards, hitting the #1 spot on MSN radio’s National

Top 30 Countdown, and Album of the Y Year and four times A Artist of the Year in their new home of Saskatchewan. Their music is described as Prairie Roots and Canadiana, with a little ‘Dutchgrass’ thrown in. The pair have spent a lot of time touring and performing with well known entertainer Gary Fjelgard. Darrel is a Metis songwriter whose tales of Louis Riel, David Thompson, and “Sailing Saskatchewan” are striking resonant chords in our Canadian National identity. His masterful guitar playing is honed from decades of playing six nights a week. Saskia emigrated

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from the Netherlands with a powerhouse set of vocal chords and a passion for music and performance that has sustained her for many years as a working musician. Her incredible range, and the ability to sing in five languages sets her far apart. She brings to the mix adroit skills on guitar, bass, and pennywhistle. They currently have nine CD’s available through their website, www.saskia. ca, where one can find more information and samples of their music. Currently

on tour, they are traveling throughout Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. all during August, and will wind up at the North Thompson Fall Fair by the Labour Day weekend. The duo will be performing at the Fair’s Cowboy Concert on Sunday, Sept. 2, 7 p.m, and will also perform that day on the outdoor stage.

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A youth work initiative from Simpcw First Nation brought 14 teens to the fall fair grounds a few weeks ago to help ready the facility for the Labour Day weekend North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo. The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association said they were most appreciative of all the work that the youth so quickly accomplished during the day, and thanked the teens and Simpcw for the support.

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Market growing The Thursday Barriere Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., has come to life in the last few weeks, with nine vendors recently in attendance. The vendors who continuously support the market have now been joined by a number of other entrepreneurs, which gives shoppers a wide variety of goods and produce to choose from. Pictured are shoppers perusing a table filled with wool products offered for sale.



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Last week I ended by saying that good plans make for good results. I also stated that I felt we needed a long term strategic Local Economic Development plan. It is my opinion that we cannot keep spending time and money, your money as the tax paying public, on undef ined projects. We need a plan that will work. Any sort of strategic plan needs commitment from both the public and private sector leadership in the community. We will need discipline to remain focused not only on the delivery of the plan but also in creating the process used to make changes to the plan. The plan will be “results focused.” We need to clearly identify and define what won’t be done as well as what will. We need a clearly articulated statement to def ine our plan. The statement should include all the required elements to make it relevant to our goals, competitive yet cooperative with the goals of our neighbours and authentic with

respect to our vision for the future. The plan and the statement attached to that plan will define the experience people can expect from living and working in our community. We need to identify those portions of our lifestyle and community that we wish to preserve and strengthen as we go forward as well as define what will further enhance our community to the betterment of all. The World Bank says about LED programs: “The pur pose of local economic development (LED) is to build up the economic capacity of a local area to improve its economic future and the quality of life for all. It is a process by which public, business and nongovernmental sector partners work collectively to create better conditions for economic growth and employment generation.” Barriere has the ability to not only endure but to grow and prosper. It is time to step back and really decide what we all want for where

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we live. It is not just about getting more jobs, having more people move here or making steady improvements to our infrastructure. It is about defining what we have, what we like and overall what we need to make all of that better. LED plans can be really quite simple. Many of the f irst steps such as creating a directory of what businesses are operating here and what services there are in the area have been done. Council and the Development committee have started in on the process of improving the local business climate with process improvements at The District level and the start of a possible property tax exemption bylaw directed towards revitalization of the down town core. We need to bring into the process all the business sectors in our area. Tourism and culture, agriculture, home based entrepreneurs and Government services sector currently are not represented at the development committee. They need to be brought to the

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table so that we can get the best possible input from everyone. We seem to have jumped way ahead in the process though. Attracting foreign direct investment is way down the line of what we must do. This should only be done as a targeted portion of a well defined LED plan. It is appropriate perhaps for the private sector to do this now but in my opinion at this time we should not spend local public funds for this purpose. The Provincial government has a large network of highly skilled individuals in all parts of the globe that work to attract foreign investors and businesses to B.C. In my opinion we should be spending our time providing these people with information on what we have and what we need. We should not use local tax dollars to replicate the process already in place. More housing for seniors, safe well maintained roads and pathways, parks that are designed to be well used and enjoyed by all, care programs for all of our residents, facilities and programs for our young people, revitalization of our downtown core and a well designed scheme for future growth. These are all much needed long term projects that can be accomplished if we define the steps we must take to get there and use our available funds wisely to do what is needed. Support your community. Shop Local.


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Dedication and sleepless nights save pups By Elli Kohnert North Thompson Star/Journal On a quiet morning in May, area resident Bonnie Bowman received a call from a friend that set in place a two month lifestyle change for the Hamblin family of Barriere. Bonnie’s friend said she needed immediate help for four newborn pups who’s mother had just been killed. The friend said the four puppies were still alive, but she had no time to handraise such young puppies. Bonnie knew there was no possibility she could take on the commitment of raising the pups herself, but she agreed to take the seven-day-old little canines that morning until another ‘foster mom’ became available. A number of local animal advocates rallied to find someone to foster the pups until they were old enough to adopt

out; they turned to social media, and with the help of Facebook, one person a answered their desperate c for help. call That person was Barriere resident and dog lover Leanne Hamblin. Leanne said she could take two pups, and bottle feed them until they could eat on their own and be found good homes. But when she saw the tiny puppies, which were by now hungry, dehydrated and whimpering, Leanne’s heart went out to them, taking all four home to her family, and hoping for a positive outcome in raising such young puppies. That was the beginning of over two months of being a surrogate mom to four little canine bundles of fur and whimpering. Constant vigilance, bottle feeding, cleaning up the canine nursery in the living room, and giving up all of her own personal time, Leanne dedicated herself to seeing all four pups be given a chance

and the opportunity to survive. Leanne’s husband Brent, and daughter Emma, were happy to assist in looking after the pups. The whole family, including the Hamblin’s three dogs, committed to helping the orphans grow up until they could be adopted into suitable, loving homes. It was evident on first inspection of the new pups that one had a problem with its tail, and another seemed to have a malformed front paw. Leanne took the pups to see a veterinarian, where is was decided that the tail needed to be amputated, and the other one pup could have surgery on its paw at a later date. The Hamblin’s absorbed the cost for the veterinary visit, as well as all the other expenses incurred in caring for the pups. Asked what it would cost to be able to adopt one of the pups, Leanne answered, “We only did this to give the little dogs

a good start, not to make money”. Raising the pups was a lot of hard work with very little sleep; but the Hamblins say there were also wonderful funny moments. Moments such as seeing the pups develop into energetic, lovable smart individuals, watching them wrestling with each other, and continuous happy puppy interactions. Leanne says that when the pups took the initiative to explore and expand their territory, and wandered all over the house, it soon seemed to the human inhabitants that the place was getting very crowded. When the pups were able to eat solid food and leave the bottle feeding behind, the Hamblin’s were very happy; and when the pups, after eating solid food, or playing with each other, actually went to the back door to be let out for their ‘business’ the Hamblin’s were delighted.

Art gallery opens in Barriere By Margaret Houben North Thompson Star/Journal The members of the North Thompson Art Council (NTAC), and Lana Laskovic, of Armour Mountain Office Services, say they are pleased to announce the grand opening of the Armour Mountain Art Gallery on Aug. 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Gallery is at #4 - 4480 Barriere Town Road, inside the Armour Mountain Office Services store in the AG Foods mall. The whole community of Barriere is invited to come down and check out the ‘Bulls, Boots and Broncs’ display, and talk to the artists. An art gallery is a vital and significant educational tool that creates opportunities for people of all ages to connect with their community through art, and at the Armour Mountain Art Gallery there will be a wide assortment of items on display: from pottery to jewelry, cards to gloves, water colours to oil paintings, photographs, and crystals to stained glass. This is an exciting new venture for the community, having an off icial art gallery where local artists can display and sell their works. Over the past month, NTAC members have been spreading the word to art-

w w w. s t a r j o u r n a l . n e t Are you free a few hours a week? Would you like to meet other members of the community who have similar interests? Would you like to improve the lifestyle of your community? Try volunteering with one of the numerous organizations that make the Lower North Thompson Valley a nice place to live.

ists throughout the North Thompson Valley, encouraging them to sign up for the first term. te Each term is for six months, and during this th time, the display may change monthly as items are sold and new items added, so be sure to drop by often to see what’s new.

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Just seven days old and no mom, these four pups were saved by the kindness and dedication of the Hamblin family in Barriere. Young Emma adored the little fellows, and so did her friends when they came to visit. Soon the pups were showing their own individuality, each with its own personality; one wanted to be cuddled the most, one was shy, one was bossy. The family says that all of their young charges were so “adorable”, that

they knew there would be no problem in finding homes for them. Just over two months from the first day Leanne gave her heart to the orphan pups she posted the following on her Facebook page, “I am puppy free. It is sadness and celebration at once, but we are grateful that all four of them have found

loving homes, and that is what it was all about, we loved them and learned all about raising ‘orphaned puppies’; it has been a rewarding experience for our family”. On behalf of four healthy young pups who cannot speak for themselves, we say a heartfelt thank you to the Hamblin family - you are the best!

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Now you can register your newborn online North Thompson Star/Journal Beginning Aug. 1, 2012, B.C. parents are now able to register the birth of their newborn child online, with the launch of a new birth registration system. Registration creates a permanent legal record of a birth and every B.C.-born baby’s birth must be registered with the Vital Statistics Agency. No fee is charged for registrations received within 30 days of a child’s birth. There are about 44,000 babies born in British Columbia each year, and parents can already go online to apply for their child’s birth certificate. As part of the new online birth registration system, they can also apply online for Canada Child Benef its, the baby’s Social Insurance Number and Medical Services Plan coverage.

It is estimated registering the birth of a child c will take approximately i 20 minutes and requires the presence of the parent(s) who will be recorded on the child’s birth registration. Parents will also need basic information on hand including the baby’s full name, the mother’s personal health number and the location and date of the baby’s birth. “Families with new babies have such full days (and nights!), we are pleased that this new online system will help them register the birth of their baby quickly and with less paperwork from the comfort of their home,” said Shannon Norberg, registered midwife and president of the Midwives Association of BC. For more information on the new registration process or to register the birth of a newborn, please visit: www.vs.gov.bc.ca “Very soon I’ll be a

new mom again and I remember how busy it was in those first few weeks after the baby arrived,” said Heidi Virag, an expectant mom. “Nerves, lack of sleep and many visitors to contend with, there is already so much to deal with.” “Thankfully, there is great news,” added Virag. “I’m sure many of you remember the pile of paperwork that comes home with you and the baby? Fill in this, register for that. One more thing to do, right? Well, now you can do it all online without even leaving the house. I think it’s a terrific idea, thankfully something complicated has been simplified for once.” Parents without access to a computer may request a paper birth registration form from the Vital Statistics Agency by calling 250 952-2681 in Victoria or 1 888876-1633 toll-free in other parts of the province.

Fascinating fossils found (Above) Little Fort residents Ruby Jaggernath and Jim Chambers examine fossils taken from a rock face near their home. They were leading a day-trip comprised of close to a dozen members of the Thompson-Nicola Paleontological Society on Sunday, July 22. (Right) A rock taken from another location found during the trip contains the fossilized remains of Monotis, a type of bivalve that is an index fossil for the Triassic period of 200 to 250 million years ago. A ruler beside it shows the scale in centimeters. THE TIMES photos: Keith McNeill

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of interest for any level of cyclist. The ride is supported with light ssnacks before the ride begins and at each distance there are rest stops with more snacks from local farms. The whole event wraps up with lunch. For those cyclists completing the shorter distances, and not the Century, there will be fun miniadventure challenges. Every rider who completes a challenge will get his or her name into great draws for local prizes. This ride is guaranteed to be a September highlight. The money raised at this event is used locally to assist people LIVING WITH -3 AND THEIR FAMILIES through programs and events in and around the Kamloops area. !SWELL THE-33OCIETYOF#ANADA strives to provide hope for tomorrow by working collectively with chapters across Canada to donate to research. -ULTIPLE SCLEROSIS IS A CHRONIC often disabling disease of the central nervous system. It is the most common neurological disease of young adults in Canada. For more information visit www.msbiketours.ca or call 250314-0773.

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Putter on holidays By Leslie Stirling

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How do you build a horse? (L to r) Doug Davis and Norm Veitch are busy trying to make a horse out of logs for this year’s fall fair. The logs were donated by Wink Ewashina, and once the wood is transformed into a fancy steed, the horse will find a home by the information booth at the fair where it will become a photo spot for visitors.

Little Britches Rodeo to hold 25th anniversary event at fairgrounds, Aug. 25, 26 North Thompson Star/Journal On August 25 and 26, the Barriere Little Britches Rodeo will be hosting their 2012 saeson Final BC Little Britches Rodeo at the North Thompson Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere. The event will feature a two day rodeo with young competitors from all over British Columbia attending. These young cowboys and cowgirls range from five to 14 years in age. Little Bitches Rodeo gives the rodeo stars of tomorrow an opportunity to get their start in rodeo. The 2012 in Barriere will be sure to draw large crowds as these young competitors are always crowd favourites. The final rodeo of the season is where the year-end awards

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Little Britches Rodeo competitor cowboys and cowgirls range from five to 14 years in age. are handed out, and where the All Around 2012 Champions

are awarded. There is no admission charge to the rodeo, as organizers hope to draw a large crowd to truly celebrate their 25th anniversary. This will also give sponsors and supporters a good opportunity to be recognized by the public, and organizers are campaigning now to fundraise and bring sponsors on board. As a sponsor you will receive notoriety on poster ads, newspaper ads, banners in rodeo arena and rodeo announcer shout outs at the rodeo. There are three levels of sponsorship for this rodeo, but a donation of any size is greatly appreciated. If you would like to sponsor, or find out more about the event contact Frank Holt at: 250-3181374.

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I am back from holidays and was happy to join the ladies at the golf course on Tuesday night, July 31. Unfortunately my putter was still on holidays. I didn’t let it get me down though. The weather was lovely (did you notice the short rain shower that we had after supper). The food was delicious. The company was fantastic. The laughter was practically non-stop. I had really missed my golfing buddies. Susan Mitchell definitely showed up for her game. She scored a 44 to win low gross for Flight #1; scored a birdie on #7 to win the birdie pot which has been carried over for a number of weeks; had a deuce on #4 (Barb & Carman Smith) and a KP in 2 on #7 (Crystlee’s Hair Design). Christine LeCerf won the low net for Flight #1 with a score of 45. Carol Hindle used the least number of putts (13) to win the Shais Design prize and had a long drive on #1 to win the Station House Restaurant certificate. Other Flight 1 winners were Shirley Ross with a long putt on #5 to win the Barriere Massage prize and Deanna Pendergast

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L Ladies Golf Report with a long drive in two to win the Knights Inn certificate. Flight 2 low gross winner was Theresa Young with a score of 44. Theresa also had a KP on #4 to win the Carl’s Market Garden prize. Barb Morris took home the low net as well as the AG Foods prize for a long drive in 2 on #2. The other Flight 2 prizes went to Babes Shanko (long putt - Bodi Mekanix) and Audrey Rilcoe (long drive - J’Rue by Lynda). Flight 3 winner was Trish Duncan with a score of 51. Joan Streadwick was also a big winner taking home the Carol Patton, CGA prize for KP on #4; Stamer Logging prize for KP on #6; and the Our Little Secret Consignment certificate for a long putt on #9. Angie Rainer had a monster drive on #1 to win the Val-Bella Studio prize. Evelyn Lucas had a long

putt on #2 to win the Barriere A & W prize. Deb Winiski had a long drive in 2 on #5 to win the Country Store Antique prize. Trudy Scarlett rolled in a longer putt than the rest of us to win the Barriere Irly Building prize. Tanya Desjarlais and Debbie Pearce won the River Adventure Co. prize and the Ron Wallace Trucking prize for the hidden score (47). And then there was me. I won the Estylo Hair Design for closest to the New Golfer for a ball that I hit almost into the trees and the Rainer Custom Cutting prize for the most putts (26...yes, 26). Just a quick reminder to all those ladies wishing to take part on August 21 in the Golf for Cancer in Memory of Bonnie CruzelleMyram - be sure to book your team and reserve your carts as soon as possible as spots are filling up quickly. Pledge sheets are available from Leslie Stirling or Deb Rainer. Next week is a regular golf night. I am looking forward to it already!

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Proposed Road Name Change The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure gives notice pursuant to Section 2.2 of the Transportation Act that an application has been made to change the name of Price Road off of Yellowhead Highway 5 in the Barriere area to Carlson Road. The purpose of the proposed name change is to correct an existing road name duplication. Anyone wanting to provide comments of support or opposition to the proposed road name change should do so in writing no later than August 13, 2012, to the Thompson Nicola District Office at 447 Columbia Street, Kamloops, British Columbia, V2C 2T3. For more information, please contact District Development Technician Megan Cullinane at 250 371-3796 or at Megan.Cullinane@gov.bc.ca


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Royalty at Williams Lake By Hannah Allen North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Queen 2011/2012 Greetings to my fellow North Thompson Valley members, I hope this report f inds you happy and well. Another exciting weekend has come and gone. Recently, I was honoured to travel to The Williams Lake Pageant Coronation and represent the North Thompson Valley and Fall Fair. Unfortunately, North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo princesses Tianna Weninger and Cassandra Brown were unable to attend, but I had a great time nonetheless. I would like to extend a huge thank you to Sylvia Chivers for generously taking on the job of being my chaperone for my weekend in the beautiful town of Williams Lake. During the drive, we were fortunate to take in the unique landscape of the Cariboo. Along the way we also had the privilege of stopping at the 108 mile heritage site, where we were given a personal tour of the museum set up as a house from “the olden days”. In fact, the museum itself dates back to the late 1800’s, and was transported from its original location, to its current location at 108 mile. The large house was preserved extremely well, still containing such things as its original wallpaper from the

year it was built. Once finished there, we set off for Williams Lake. Upon oour arrival and checking into oour hotel we enjoyed a dinner with some of the committee members of the Williams Lake Pageant, who informed us how their program works, which is very different from ours. One of the major areas they focus on is horsemanship and even award the most improved rider at the final ceremonies. At the Coronation the audience was entertained with short speeches given on each of the candidates most memorable experiences throughout their candidacy, followed by a slide show of the Royalty and candidate’s year, and the awards ceremony. I would like to congratulate Terris Billyboy for being crowned Princess Williams Lake Stampede, and Alexis Forseille for being crowned Queen Williams Lake Stampede. These two ladies stood with poise and confidence on stage, and spoke like true Ambassadors. I am sure they will represent their city, as well as the Williams Lake Stampede with pride and enthusiasm. As always I had the opportunity to meet some new people, and make new friends. My sincerest appreciation goes to the committee of the Williams Lake Pageant Program for

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2011/2012 North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Queen Hannah Allen. allowing me to attend their Coronation evening. I had an amazing time exploring the diverse and historical city of Williams Lake, and I hope to visit again soon! I have to apologize for this being only our second report, however I can tell you that it has been our pleasure to represent the North Thompson Valley at several different communities thus far, including Peachland, Logan Lake, Vernon, Chase and Kamloops; along with having the great fortune of participating in many local community events. We are very much looking forward to some upcoming trips to Quesnel, Lytton and Merritt. Until next time, I wish all of you a safe and happy summer.

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Royal tire changer at Insight Candidates for the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Ambassador Program participated in a basic mechanics class last month courtesy of Insight Tire in Barriere. Pictured is Aliya Bieber, Miss Wells Gray Info Centre, changing a tire by herself. Each of the girls learned to change tires, and were instructed in the basic aspects of maintaining a vehicle.

Try visualizing photography in a different way I received several comments about my last article, “Do Something Different with your Photography”. I had suggested doing photography in a different way, and to begin a personal exploration of creating and experimenting with photography to make something new and different from what is most comfortable. As I reread that I was reminded of something I wrote several years ago about the Modernist Photography Movement that fitted nicely with what I had discussed, so I thought I’d bring that back for readers again. About the time of the of the First World War the presumption of just what art and photography should be was shattered by innovations by modern painters like

Picasso and Matisse. But the fundamentally realistic medium of photography did not acknowledge that photographers could be producing abstract or distortions to the extent that painters were beginning to. However, there were a growing number of ar tist-photog raphers like Alfred Stiegletz, Edward Steichen, and Paul Strand who were working to bring photography in line with modern painting by creating abstract images and processes. The current age of digital photography seems to have vitalized photography more than anyone could have surmised. Attend any event and there will be lots of cameras ranging from little point and shoot’s to impressive DSLR’s (dig-

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* O H N % N MA N ital single lens reflex) documenting everything from every angle. The internet is filled with images, with all kinds of sites available for people to store their documents of everyday life. In a moment of boredom I decided to do a search for an old friend who lives in the US wondering if I would find his construction company. I not only found his company advertisement, but several pages of family photos he and his wife took. My thoughts were that this is a reasonable document of people

having fun; although nothing creative, just a real nice family documentary. This is not unusual as photographic documentation is more prolific than it has ever been, but I began to wonder about another creative part of photography, the abstract and the unusual. There are lots of instances of PhotoShop manipulation that readers can find without looking very hard. Yet, I wonder at the style of abstract photography practiced by the greats like Stiegletz, Steichen,

and Strand. In my opinion, they were very much involved in looking at everyday subjects from different angles or perspectives. They photographed the usual in unique ways and photographed the unusual in unusual ways. They searched out subjects that many would ignore because they were ugly or boring, and chose diverse photographic views and visually discussed them in interesting and unconventional ways. I am fortunate in that I get to see photos all the time, landscapes, portraits of people and animals, and the occasional close-up flower shot, etc. Usually they are very nice and some are downright beautiful, but it is unusual and rare for someone to show me

an abstract created by using their camera to photograph something using a unique view. Abstract art and abstract photography may not be to everyone’s liking and I know when we show our photographs to other people we want them to comment favourably about our pictures and that is more likely with pictures of a pleasant landscape or an attractive person. But when a photographer takes a chance and tries to visualize and photograph something differently, one cannot worry about whether or not it will receive praise or criticism. Look for the unusual, the ugly, the boring, and the unique. Then contemplate about photographing it in a way personal to you. And

as I wrote last week, you might well develop a way of photography that starts with the question, “How can I photograph my subject in such a way that makes it different?” And if you have the interest, take some time and find out about those pioneer photographers Stiegletz, Steichen, and Strand. Their photography is very interesting. These are my thoughts this week. Contact me at www. enmanscamera.com or emcam@telus.net. Stop by Enman’s Camera at 423 Tranquille Road in Kamloops. And if you want an experienced photographer please call me at 250-371-3069. I also sell an interesting selection of used photographic equipment.


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Barriere Community Choir: Every Wed., 7pm @ Church of St. Paul. All adults welcome. Info call Leah Jones 250-957-8440. Barriere Curling Club: Oct.-Mar. Curling, league & bonspiels. Barriere Elementary PAC: 1st Mon. of mth, call 672-9916 Barriere Farmer’s Market: Thursdays. Sam’s Pizza & Rib House, 4307 Hwy 5. 10am-2pm. Info call Donna 672-5159. Barriere Firefighters’ Practice: Barriere Firehall, Thurs., 7pm Barriere Food Bank: Every other Wed. June 1, 10am--noon. Call for info 672-0029 (leave a message). Barriere Hospice: Every 2 weeks. 250-672-9391 Barriere Quilting Club: 2nd & 4th Thurs.of mth, 4pm at the Barriere Food Bank. Judy 250-672-5275 or Fran 250-672-2012. Barriere Search & Rescue: 2nd Tues. of mth, 7pm. Training on 4th Tues. of mth, 7pm. BSS PAC & Booster Club: 2nd Mon. of mth, 6:30pm. Barriere Survivors of Brain Injuries: Call John at 250-372Army Cadets - 2941 RCACC Cadet Corp. - Tues. 6:30pm, 1799. ages 12-18, Legion Basement. New Recruits Welcome. Marc 672-9681. Barriere Youth Choir: Every Thurs., 7pm @ Church of St. Baha’i Night: Fri., 7:30pm, Marge Mitchell’s home. 672-5615 Paul. All youth welcome. Info call Leah Jones 250-957-8440. Barriere Adult Day Program: Mon. & Wed. 9-2. Lunch, crafts Bethany Baptist Church Prayer: Every Tues., 7pm. & music at the Seniors Ctr. Sherry Jardine 672-5121 Carpet Bowling: Mon, Wed, & Fri., 9:30am-12 @ Little Fort Barriere & District Heritage Society: 3rd Wed. of mth, 1pm Hall. at NTVIC in the winter, at Museum in the summer. Community Kitchen: If interested call Dede 554-3134. Barriere & District Riding Club: 2nd Tues. of mth, 7pm. Community Soup Day: Christian Life Assembly on Annesty www.barrieredistrictridingclub.com. Info Cherie 672-9341 Rd. 3rd Mon. of every mth. Barriere & District Seniors Events: Mon. Whist 7pm, Tues. Council of Senior Citizens: Devoted to improving quality of & Thurs. Carpet Bowling 10am, Wed. Fun Cards 1pm, 672-9627 life for seniors. Call 604-576-9734 or email ecbayer@shaw.ca. Crib: Barriere Legion 242, every Wed. 7:30pm, Sept. to May. Barriere Cancer Support: 672-9263, 672-0017 or 672-1890

Crib: Mon. & Fri. 1-4pm @ Little Fort Hall. Darts: Barriere Legion 242, every Thurs. 7pm, Sept. to May. Gambler’s Anonymous: 250-374-9165 or 250-374-9866. Heffley Creek Acoustic Coffee House: 3rd Fri. every mth 7pm. Performers, concession, play area for kids! Call 578-0056. Literacy Tutoring: Learn to read FREE. Susan Ross 672-9875. Little Fort Recreation Society: 1st Thurs. each mth 7pm LNT Catholic Women’s League: 2nd Wed. each mth, 7pm at St. George’s. Call 250-672-9330 for info. McLure Vounteer Fire Dept. Rec.: 1st Wed. each month at 7:30pm upstairs. Except Jul & Aug. 250-578-7565 for info. McLure Firefighter Practice: 2nd & 4th Tues., 7pm, McLure Firehall Men’s Floor Hockey: Tues., 8-10pm at Barriere Sec. School. NT Arts Council: Fridays 12-3pm, painting at NTVIC - any medium/all welcome. NT Fish & Game Club: 4rd Mon. each mth 7pm Volunteer Centre. More info 672-1843 NT Museum: Summer hours - Tues & Fri 9am-5pm; Wed & Sat 10am-4pm; Thurs 10am-5pm. NT Valley Hospice House Soc.: 3rd Tues of the mth, 11am, Little Fort Hall. More info 672-5660 or 672-9500. Quilting: 1st Tues of the mth, 10am @ Little Fort Hall. Safe Home: Get away from domestic abuse, call 250-674-2135 (Clw) or 250-682-6444 (Barriere). Wilson’s Arena weekly practice: Mon Game, Tues: Stock Dogs, Wed: Team roping, Thurs: Team penning


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Celebrations Gathering to Celebrate the Life of Don Piper 1:30pm, August 11, 2012 Barriere Legion Basement An informal gathering of family & friends; tea to follow, courtesy of Barriere Search & Rescue.

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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 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 MENTAL HEALTH/ADDICTIONS COUNSELLOR : YCS JU2612 FARM LABOURER/PICKER : Carl’s Market Garden JU3112

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VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED : NT Fall Fair: Donna Kibble 250-672-5672 Monument Society: Jill Hayward 250-672-5611 SKILL DEVELOPMENT: If you have been on Employment Insurance in the past 3 years (5 years maternity) and are currently unemployed, you may be eligible for re-training dollars. Book an appointment to see one of our counselors for more information. We look forward to seeing you: come in and we’ll personally see that you get the information you’re seeking or call and make an appointment. • Free computer and Internet access • Free resume help • Free information on many services.

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E-mail: info@clearwateremployment.ca • Web Page: www.clearwateremployment.ca Breakfast Café Cook: PT/Little Fort #0802 Housekeeper: Seasonal/Clearwater #0801 Dishwasher: PT/Seasonal/Clearwater #0727 Chocolate Maker Helper: FT/Clearwater #0726 Second Cook: PT/Clearwater #0725 Housekeeper: Seasonal/Blue River #0724 Sport shop & Boutique Manager: FT/Blue River #0723 Class 1 Driving Instructor: FT/Clearwater/Quesnel/Williams Lake #0722 Waitress/Waiter: FT & PT/Clw #0720 Restaurant Server: PT/Little Fort #0719 Line Cook: PT to FT/Little Fort #0718 Contractor to Conduct a Gender-Based Analysis: Clw #0717 Traffic Control Persons: 6-8 pos/ Hwy 5 North #0716 Labourer: Casual/Clw #0715 Shuttle Driver: FT/Clw #0713 Servers: 2 pos/Blue River #0711 Line Cook: 3 pos/Blue River #0710 Gas & Propane Jockey: FT/Clw #0709 Job Creation Project Hiring: Seas/Barriere #0708 Industrial Automotive Parts Person: FT/Clw #0706 Housekeeper: FT/Clw #0705 After School Program Leader /Assistant: PT/Clw/#0704 Housekeeper: PT/Seas/Clw #0624 Customer Service Employee: 3 pos FT/PT Little Fort #0623 Accounts Payable & Accounting Clerk: FT/Blue River #0618 Human Resources Coordinator & Payroll Admin: FT/Blue River #0617 Front Desk Attendant: Seas/Blue River #0616 Administrative Assistant: FT/Blue River BC #0615 Live In Motel Manager: FT/Clw #0611 Labourer: 3-pos Casual/Clw #0609 Sales/Marketing: FT/Clw #0603

Housekeeper: Seas/Clw #0517 Restaurant Server: Seas/Clw #0516 Reservations Coordinator: FT/Blue River #0507 Prep Cook: FT/Seas/Blue River #0504 Line Cook: FT/Seas/Blue River #0503 Breakfast Cook: 2-FT/Seas/Blue River #0501

GENERAL INFORMATION • Free Workshops: Call 250-674-2928 to register Thurs. Aug. 9th – Introduction Computer Training Thurs. Aug. 23rd – Creating and Updating Your Resume Workshop Thurs. Aug. 30th – Work Search Techniques Workshop • 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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Acreage for Sale Barriere: 10 acres on Glengrove. Paved Rd., power, phone, water @ lot line. $149,000. 250-690-7244

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Livestock For Sale: 15 mth old laying hens, brown layers. $6/ea. 250-672-9391

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Rentals Barriere: 3 dbrm duplex, 1 1/2 bath, 1 car heated garage. W/D, fenced, inground sprinkler. Avail Aug 1. RR $875/mo + DD. 250-672-0041

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

Garden Equipment For Sale: New ride-em lawn tractor, $900. 250-672-0304

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Misc. for Sale Addition for sale. 10’ x 36’. Vinyl siding exterior, drywall interior. As is, where is. First $1000 takes it. 250-587-6151. Beautiful Yamaha house organ & bench. Double keyboard, percussion, orchestral instruments, bass floor peddles. $700.00 Excellent cond. 250-676-9436 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658. 25x28 $5,295. 30x40 $7,790. 32x54 $10,600. 40x58 $14,895. 47x78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel, 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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Barriere: 2 bdrm 2 bath duplex, appl. geotherm heat. Riverwalk. $1100 + util. RR/DD Avail. Aug 1. 250-320-5799 Clearwater: 4-bdrm house w/pasture. $1200/mo. Security dep & ref req. Avail Sept. 1. 250-587-6317 Clearwater: Sunshine Valley Rd, 2bdrm, 1 bath, unfurnished country home on 1/2 acre. 5 appl, vegetable and flower gardens. Two door garage. Near amenities. NS, $925/mo + util & DD. Ref req. Avail Sept. 1. 250-262-1931 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

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June 2001 – July 2012 Roses are red and the big sky is blue; why did you have to leave me Ceaser I already miss you. I cry every night thinking, what could I have done. But it doesn’t matter anymore because now you are gone. I’m sad that you have left. I’m happy you are out of pain although I should say I feel some of the blame. If there is something I could have done, but all I can think of is all of our fun. You’re always in my heart even now that were apart. You’re not just some dog you were family and you were my best friend. I will always respect all the times when someone was over and you would protect me and made me feel like nothing could ever hurt me. I just wish that I had a chance to say goodbye. The only thing I hate about goodbyes is that sometimes they mean forever. I knew it would be your time soon, just not this soon. At least you can catch up with some of your friends like Sneshka or Charlie, or even some of our hens. So for now this is goodbye, but sometimes goodbyes aren’t forever. I love you forever and always, and I will never forget you. I will remember as if it was yesterday when you were healthy and young. Love Sammy Williams July 30, 2012

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Multiple scams have a singular purpose; to steal your money North Thompson Star/Journal Although the threat of many different types of fraud is everpresent, the Kelowna RCMP say they have seen a resurgence in service scams and money transfer requests recently. The two most recently reported service scams in Kelowna were the antivirus software scam and credit card interest rate reduction scams. It has been reported that these scams are also surfacing in other communities within the Interior of B.C., and some residents of the North Thompson report they are familiar with both. The antivirus software scammer promises to repair your computer over the Internet which often involves the installation of software or permission to have remote access to your computer. Payment for the software

or repair is typically made by c credit card. Often times, you p for a program that actually pay does nothing, or is malicious in nature. Allowing remote access to your computer, or downloading unknown software may compromise your personal information such as user names and passwords, bank account information, identity information, etc. The scammers behind credit card interest rate reduction scams prey on people’s desire for a better deal. They often impersonate financial institutions and claim to negotiate with credit card companies to lower your interest rates. They guarantee they can save you thousands of dollars in interest. The caller will tell you that the lower interest rates are for a limited time only and that you need to act now, but in reality, your interest rates won’t change

and you will be out the cash you paid for the phoney service. Money transfer requests are mostly dominated by variations of the Nigerian scam which has been around for nearly 20 years. In the most recently reported form, the target receives a letter with a cheque enclosed and instructions. The cheque is to be deposited in the target account and part of it to be wired by a specified service to one or more people. The cheque is usually a fake and leaves you paying the bill. Despite the vast number of frauds and scams, they all really have the same purpose: to make you part with your money and/ or personal information. For more information on scams and how to protect yourself, please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website at www.antifraudcentre.ca.

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Area resident Darrell Fennell was in the entertainment lineup at Barriere Bandshell Friday on July 13. Bandshell Friday is ongoing throughout the summer, every week 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Fadear Park. Everyone is welcome, and the entertainment is free.

O B I T UA R I E S In loving memory

In loving memory

William (Bill) Halliday

Lloyd Devere Webb

January 14, 1937 – July 28, 2012

November 2, 1940 – July 28, 2012

Bill Halliday passed away at the age of 75 years in Kamloops, B.C. He is survived by his loving wife Judi; his children CindyLee (Willy Matthew), Bill (Shirley), Brenda (Darrell Bradford), Wayne (Cindy), Melinda (Darcy Tiani); and his stepsons Terrance and Michael Ward. Also left to cherish his memory are eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many other relatives. Bill was predeceased by his first wife Violet. Bill was born in Shaunavon, Sask. He led a full life. He started out as a welder, and then took on a job building roads, which led to him moving his family to Barriere in 1969. Bill and Vi raised their five children there. Bill worked for Gilbert Smith Forest Products, and then later started his own company, Bill’s Welding. In 1982, Bill moved from Barriere

to Millet, Alberta. In Millet, he served as mayor for four years. He was very proud of the projects he initiated such as the building of the Agri-Plex, Millet Park, and town sidewalks. He moved to Singapore in 1993 and spent four years there managing the overseas office for his company. Bill and Vi moved back to Millet, and then eventually made Kamloops their retirement location. In 2007, Bill lost his wife Vi. Bill later met and married Judi Ward of Merritt. They resided there for a year, and then moved to Kamloops, where they enjoyed the remainder of their time together.

It was in Barriere that Bill first joined Lions Club International. Bill was passionate about the good work that the Lions do for others. Bill took on many projects for the Lions. He loved working at the Pancake Breakfasts, and special to his heart was the Guide Dog Training Center, where his dog Chi was memorialized on their wall. Bill also served as District Governor for Lions Club International (2006-2007) while he lived in Kamloops. A Celebration of Life for Bill will be held on August 11, 2012, at the Barriere Lions Hall at 11 a.m., with a lunch to follow. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent to the family via www. NorthThompsonFuneral. com. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Box 859, Barriere, BC, 250-6721999.

Lloyd Webb passed aw peacefully in his away sleep July 28, 2012, after sle a llong courageous battle with heart disease and wit diabetes. dia Lloyd is survived by his loving wife and soul mate Diane Webb and ma Lloyd’s children; daughLlo ters Melita (Kim) Van ter Tine of Cache Creek and Tin Bernice Field, and son Be Russell of Little Fort, Ru B.C.; Diane’s children B.C Debbie (Mike) Olofson, De and Steve Doucet. He is also survived by his five fiv grandchildren, Jenna (Brad) Pisarczyk, Jen Shayna Van Tine, Kristi Sh Van Tine, Kody and Va Jesse Field; and by his Jes two step-grandchildren, Erik and Evan, all whom Eri he dearly loved. Lloyd was predeceased by his father cea Bruce Webb, mother Br Alice Webb and sister Al Marva Webb. Ma Lloyd was born on November 2, 1940, No in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. In 1946 Sa the family moved to Creston, B.C., and five Cr years later moved to sevyea eral areas of the North era

Thompson Valley before finally settling on the old Latremouille Ranch in Little Fort in 1962, where he resided until his passing. Lloyd married Cheryl Delisle in 1963 and raised their three children in Little Fort. Lloyd worked with his father logging for many years and after his father’s retirement continued to log for Maynard Russell. After several more years Lloyd refitted his logging equipment and worked for the BC Forest Service fighting forest fires all over B.C., on many of the most challenging and notorious wildfires that threatened the B.C. Interior. Lloyd was a hard working, honest man where his word and

handshake were better than any legal contract. Lloyd married Diane in 1998, and spent many summers growing garlic and vegetables on their hobby farm, weekends at the cabin fishing, and breeding and raising their beloved Yorkie Terriers. However, his favourite passion was collecting and restoring his vintage and antique engines. Over the years he collected dozens of these old engines and lovingly restored each one to pristine running condition. Lloyd was an exceptional mechanic and metal fabricator and his skills kept a wide variety of farm equipment and fishing boats operating throughout the North Thompson Valley. It was well known by all that if something was broken Lloyd could fix it. Every visit to Lloyd and Diane’s place included a tour of the shop where the latest restored engines were fired up and displayed, much to the enjoyment of all. It was Lloyd’s dream to have a place where he

could display and share his knowledge of his old engines to all who were interested, but sadly he passed before this could be realized. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Royal Inland Hospital as well as the Clearwater Hospital for the exceptional care Lloyd received as he battled his illness. On July 28, 2012, we lost a truly remarkable man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. There will be a gathering sometime in September to pay tribute to Lloyd Webb. Condolences may be sent to the family at www. NorthThompsonFuneral. com. Rather than flowers, the family would appreciate donations to North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society, Box 1, Little Fort, B.C., V0E 2C0, or to the Little Fort Fire Department, Little Fort, B.C., V0E 2C0. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Barriere, 250672-1999.


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FALL FAIR AMBASSADOR Program

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Six candidates to culminate Ambassador training on August 30 The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association (NTFFRA) is in its 63rd year, and so is their NTFFRA Ambassador Program (previously called the Queen Pageant). The program is open to grade 9, 10 and 11 girls throughout the North Thompson Valley, and this year, six young women are participating as 2012 candidates. Organizers stress that the Ambassador Program is not a “beauty contest” or a “most popular girl contest”, but rather a search for young Ambassadors to represent the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo and the North Thompson Valley as a whole. As the NTFFRA approaches its 63rd anniversary event in 2012, their newly formed Ambassador Program Committee has made a number of improvements to the curriculum, bringing it up to modern day standards without losing any of its valued traditions. The 2012 program offers training in public speaking (including Toastmasters), the art of self-defence, hair and skin care, modelling, modern dancing, basic mechanics, resume writing, etiquette, time-management, agriculture, equine awareness, history and a multitude of positive life skill tools to assist our valley’s young ladies as they move further into adulthood. There are also a number of bursaries available to candidates who take part in the Ambassador Program. Being a part of the Ambassador Program is an excellent opportunity to develop self-esteem, valuable skills and long-lasting friendships. This year’s candidates will soon be attending their final event, the Coronation of the new 2012/2013 Ambassadors, just in time to attend the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo event on September 1, 2, and 3, in Barriere.

The Coronation will take place on August 30, 7 p.m., at the Ridge, in Barriere; everyone is invited to attend the crowning of our valley’s NTFFRA Ambassadors for the coming year. Please turn the page and meet our six candidates for 2012.

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Hello, my name is Alisha Gotro, and I am proud to be sponsored by Baillieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Towing. I am 15-years-old and attend Barriere Secondary School. I enjoy many subjects in school, but my favourites are science and art. I live in Darfield with my parents and wonderful animals. I have one older sister who is currently living in Kamloops, for school and work purposes. I was born in Nanaimo, B.C., in 1996. Though I have lived in this community for eight years, I have lived in many other placesas well, including Quesnel, Fort St. James, Mission and Whitecourt, AB. I have many hobbies, including barrel racing on my horse, painting, drawing, and reading. In my spare time I draw, spend time with my animals, family and friends and read a good book. After high school I plan on getting my Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology at Thompson Rivers University, and then go to Seattle for Biologic Oceanography. One thing I would like to experience in my life is to go on a scuba diving tour in all the major bodies of water because I could then see first hand the life of so many different species and environments. To someone entering high school I would advise them to surround yourself with the right crowd. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing how much you can change when you are surrounded by different groups. Your goals, work ethic and attitude are all affected! My favourite quote is; â&#x20AC;&#x153;If there is a tomorrow when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not together, there is something you must always remember; you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re apart, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always be with you.â&#x20AC;? - Winnie the Pooh

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My name is Aliya Bieber, I am a candidate in the NTFFR Ambassador Program. I am proudly sponsored by The Wells Gray Info Center. I joined the Ambassador Program because I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn more about the area, boost my confidence, and learn many new skills. I would love to represent the North Thompson Valley. I was born in Clearwater, and I have lived there my whole life. I am 15-years-old, and I currently attend Clearwater Secondary School. I enjoy reading, school, animals, figure skating in the winter, and swimming in the summer. My mom, my dad, my two sisters and I spend a great deal of time outdoors in the North Thompson Valley; we enjoy hiking, camping and skiing. My family and I also enjoy traveling together, and we have been to many different places. One of my future ambitions would be to try scuba diving on our next trip. After high school I intend to go to university, and get a degree in teaching. I am hopeful that some of the skills I have learned in the Ambassador Program will help me to achieve my goals. My time in the Ambassador Program has been a confirmation of all that I love about the North Thompson Valley; friends, camaraderie, fun activities and community pride. The Ambassador Program has taught me poise, teamwork, and many other life long skills. My experiences in the Ambassador Program with its focus on positive directions and future goals put me in mind of my favorite quote, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say anything nice, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say anything at all.â&#x20AC;? Good luck to all the candidates! The time spent with all of you has been very memorable!

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I am Kaylee Paterson, and I am sponsored by Fraser Ventures Ltd. I am 14-years-old, and I go to Clearwater Secondary School.

I am Alesha Kaduk and I am proud to be sponsored by the Barriere Lions Club. I am 16-years-old and I go to Barriere Secondary School. There are five members in my family. I have two siblings. I am a twin, but not identical; and I am also an aunty of a baby boy. I was born at the Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital at 3:19 a.m. on a Sunday, January 21, 1996. I have lived in Barriere for 15 years, and lived in Terrace, B.C. for one year. I like to travel all over, I also love to shop, and hanging with my best friend Jamie. When I complete high school I have many plans; I want to be a photographer, a model, a mechanic, or a professional race car driver - but I am leading more towards modeling. The one thing I would like to experience in my life is to learn the German language, as it is part of my family history. If I had to give advice to someone entering high school I would tell them to be themselves and never quit. My favourite quote is; “You just can’t live in that negative way, make way for the positive day”. I decided to enter the Ambassador Program because I am always willing to learn new things; and it has been a great experience for me.

My name is Kaitlain Chantler and I am sponsored by Sam’s Pizza and Rib House. I am 16-years-old, and I have completed my grade 10 year at Barriere Secondary. My favourite subjects in school are drama, English and art. My parents are Bob and Lisa Chantler. I have an older brother named Dustin who is 21, and a younger brother Blaine who is 12. I have four horses named Popper, Penny, Quinn, and Baily; they are my whole world. I have two chihuahuas named Chico and Tequila and two rottweilers named Taser and Raven. I was born in Kamloops, and moved to Barriere with my family when I was one. I have been riding since I was two, and love competing in horse shows whether it’s jumping or barrel racing. Some of my interests include painting, acting, cooking, baking, playing video games, and caring for animals. My favourite thing to do in my spare time is ride horses. When I complete high school I would like to travel the world, visit historic sites, and also compete in horse shows all over the world. I am considering attending the Art Institute of Vancouver to get my degree in culinary arts. One achievement I am personally proud of is winning high point for the Barriere and District Riding Club last year on my horse Penny. I am proud of this achievement because Penny is not a show horse, she is a gymkhana horse. Together my mom and I worked with Penny all summer to slow her down and make her suitable for a mellow horse show. Winning high point was our reward for all our hard work. If I were to give a piece of advice to someone entering high school it would be “Don’t be a follower, be a leader.” My favourite quote is “To gain the world don’t lose your soul, wisdom is better then silver and gold.” The Ambassador Program is an amazing experience and I’m so glad to be apart of it.

I have four siblings, three sisters and one brother. I am an aunty of one nephew and two nieces; with one niece/nephew on the way. I also have one horse, named Twister, and one cat. I was born at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, and I am currently living in Clearwater. I have lived in Clearwater for my whole life. My hobbies include horseback riding, barrel racing, taking part in local horse shows or gymkhanas, and hanging out with friends. When I am finished high school, I am going to Olds College in Alberta to become a large animal veterinary technical assistant. One thing I would like to do or experience in my life is sky diving, because I want to try something new. One piece of advice that I would give to someone entering high school would be, “You can only be a kid for so long, until you have to enter the real world. So don’t take it for granted.” I decided to enter the Ambassador Program, because of all the opportunities through this program, including meeting new people.

Proud supporters of

The North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Ambassador Program. 4480 Barriere Town Road • 250 672-9791


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Monday, August 6, 2012 North Thompson Star/Journal

2012

FALL FAIR AMBASSADOR Program

Previously called the NTFFRA Queen Pageant The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association’s Ambassador Program candidates and their sponsors for the 2012 season were introduced to the community on March 30, during the annual Banner Night and Apron Auction. On August 30 they will participate in the final evaluations at the NTFFRA Ambassador Program Coronation, 7 p.m., at the Ridge in Barriere. Everyone is invited to attend and support these exceptional young ladies from the North Thompson Valley. Pictured are: (l to r) Alesha Kaduk escorted by Ron Lenue, representative of the Barriere Lions Club; Kennedy Ash escorted by Alexandra Brown, representative of Jim’s Food Market; Aliya Bieber escorted by Tay Briggs of Wells Gray Info Center; Alisha Gotro escorted by Michelle Baillie of Baillie’s Towing; Kaitlain Chantler escorted by Lisa Chantler, representative of Sam’s Pizza and Rib House; and Kaylee Patterson escorted by Marvin Fraser, owner of Fraser Ventures Ltd.

Photo: Jill Hayward/Star/Journal

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Good Luck to our Candidate Alesha Kaduk

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Good Luck Royalty Candidates!

ECO

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Toll Free: 1-800-949-3362 (BC) Telephone: 250-372-8811 Fax: 250-828-6697 Email: info@eppcatesoien.com

FRASER VENTURES LTD. Marvin Fraser 250-315-5327

Good Luck to our own Kaylee Patterson and all the Ambassador candidates.


Barriere Star Journal, August 06, 2012