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Today, Tuesday, Sept. 4 is a noninstructional day for teachers only, but students will be back in class for the new school year starting tomorrow. Wednesday is a half day for students with students arriving at school before 9 a.m. and leaving about 11:30 a.m. Classes resume for the regular school schedules on Thursday. “I’m very optimistic as we head into this year. We have so many good things happening at our schools, and it’s great to get back at it,” says School District 27’s new Superintendent Mark Thiessen. “I remind all of our drivers that students will be back in school on Wednesday, Sept. 5 and school zones will be back in effect.   We want all of our students to be healthy and safe as they arrive back at school.”

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Williams Lake has been known to receive heavy rain and even hail in the summer months but last Wednesday’s hail storm in the city was more powerful than usual turning the skies black, issuing deep roars of thunder and lightning (one striking a tree near 11th Avenue) and turning lawns at the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club white with hail stones.

Government services picketed tomorrow Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer B.C. Government workers across the province will go on strike tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 5. The B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU), Professional Employees Association (PEA) and Canadian Office & Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 378 announced the strike last Wednesday. Approximately 27,000 BCGEU, PEA and COPE 378 members who work for the B.C. government will go on strike in 153 communities and 1785 government worksites across B.C. including Williams Lake. The strike will last all day. Oliver Rohifs, BCGEU communications officer, told the Tribune the strike means public govern-

ment liquor stores will be picketed and closed on Wednesday. “Service BC counters and the like will be picketed with minimal service levels. So we’ll be encouraging people if they can, to do their business on another day because there will be longer waits for the public,” Rohifs explained. For the rest of the government there are essential service levels and the union has looked at those with the employer to determine what is needed to keep BC safe and healthy. “For example, forest firefighters are not going off the job. Child protection workers in the Ministry of Children and Family Development are not going off the job. Other workers, who are deemed nonessential will be and the buildings will be picketed,” Rohifs said. In a press release issued by the union, BCGEU president Darryl

Walker said “workers are looking for a fair and reasonable agreement, but the government is not listening. We have no choice but to send a clear message on Sept. 5: there can be no more falling behind for all government workers. We’ve not taken the decision to strike lightly. Our last strike in direct government was over 20 years ago.” The union said since 2010, B.C. government workers have suffered a real wage cut of five percent. The government’s last offer, which has been withdrawn, would see pay cheques fall further behind inflation. “Our professional members have in almost all cases chosen public service because of their commitment to serving the public”, said Scott McCannell, PEA Executive Director. “Without some protections to stop a clear trend of downsizing licensed professionals in the

public service, the public interest will not be served. “Our members will be taking job action for the first time in their 38 year history to send a message to the government that this issue needs to be addressed and that we need a fair settlement.” “We’ve exhausted our other options with ICBC and the provincial government,” said COPE 378 President David Black. “Our members have spent over two years without a collective agreement doing more work for less pay.” The BCGEU represents 25,000 direct government workers. The PEA represents over 1,200 licensed professionals employed directly in BC’s public service. COPE 378 represents about 4,600 workers at the Insurance Corporation of BC, a crown corporation. With files from the BCGEU


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Cariboo theme sign bylaw a bone of contention Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer After being questioned by a business owner about the city’s new signage bylaw requiring signage fit within the “Cariboo Theme,” city council is considering amending that requirement to “voluntary” compliance with the general guidelines of the theme for businesses spending less than $30,000. At its committee of the whole meeting Aug. 28, council and staff received and discussed a report from city planner Liliana Dragowska about the sign bylaw requirements and complaints about the bylaw received by Gustafson Chrysler Jeep. In the city’s official community plan, the Cariboo theme is defined as encompassing the area’s ranching, forestry and mining history. The plan says the theme was reflected in downtown buildings as early as the 1930s, with the construction of the western style Delainey building on Oliver Street being an example. “The past official community plan encouraged the use of natural materials such as wood, river rock, and stones that help to build that Cariboo character in our downtown core and in the community in general,” states an excerpt from the present OCP. Some examples of architectural suggestions in the bylaw are the use of river stones or paving

stones, different types of siding materials, logs for columns or accents, detailed grills and railings, wooden trellises or arbors, different types of lighting or artwork. Things made with natural products that are found within the region’s resource economy, Dragowska said. In her report she pointed to Wal Mart, Safeway, Dairy Queen and Best Western as recent successes in complying with the theme in ways that weren’t too cost prohibitive or required major changes. “Within our OCP, the Cariboo theme is not prescriptive, it’s suggestive,” she added. The city is not asking businesses to change elements of a sign, but rather elements within the sign facade. “In the case of a freestanding sign, we’ve asked business owners to incorporate rocks in the base of the sign. We didn’t ask them to change the sign, or the branding of it, nothing like that,” Dragowska clarified. Kerry Gustafson, owner of Gustafson’s Chrysler Jeep, told the Tribune he’s spending close to $1 million in renovations to the dealership in Williams Lake. Having to fit his signage into the “Cariboo Theme” is not practical, he said. “When it comes to national brand signs there is no way for any business in Williams Lake to comply with the bylaw. When it appears all of a sudden at the end of a project

like this, it’s really really difficult, and uses up a lot of time and energy to get it changed, which is what we had to try to do,” Gustafson explained, adding the new signage bylaw was passed in the spring of 2012, months after the renovation work began. If Williams Lake wants national or brand companies to come to town, Gustafson advocated the theme requirement has to be removed completely, not only for work under $30,000. “We don’t need to have everything in Williams Lake looking rustic. My feeling is if a company is spending a lot of money on a renovation or a new project, the city government should allow business to do what’s reasonable. I’m trying to do an image compliant building for my dealership, but it feels like the city is trying to tell me how to spend my money,” Gustafson said, adding the OCP is a large document and it is not easy for a business person to know what it contains. “When you come up against this thing of logs, wood and rustic, you think ‘I don’t want that on my building.’ Why should I have to go fight with the city to spend my money because someone in the near present decided that’s the way Williams Lake should look?” During the discussion at the meeting, Mayor Kerry Cook said the challenge for council is to determine whether

Gustafson’s request is reasonable. “We’re just starting the process of going through the branding process, which is also developing a theme. I’ve had people talk to me about that and how that fits in with our current OCP. We also said in our business strategy that we want to be open for business as well. The challenge we have as elected officials is finding what is reasonable,” Cook said. Coun. Geoff Bourdon opposed amending the bylaw, saying it was recently amended and passed only a few months ago. “I look at it differently. If we want to be business friendly then we have to look at promoting our city. Some of the most successful cities in the world for tourism are successful because they have a theme. If we don’t stick with some theme that we’ve identified then there will be nothing to set us apart from any other city,” Bourdon said, adding if the city doesn’t require businesses to comply to a theme then there’s no point in having one. Coun. Sue Zacharias echoed Bourdon’s comments, adding the bylaw falls on the heels of the OCP process where the public expressed an interest in a unified design and facade program throughout the city. “Our city is starting to look really nifty, and I agree we should stand behind our process. There will be some complaints,

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and if someone wants a pickup load of rocks I will gladly give them that if all that’s standing in the way. I don’t think it has to be rustic and I don’t think personally I’d want a lot of logs out front at my business place, but I’m sure I could find something, even if it was a small element,” Zacharias, who owns a concrete business in the city, added. For small businesses the presentation of signs and buildings speak volumes about who the owners are, argued Coun. Danica Hughes. “I really disagree. I am not about let’s conform to the norm. I like diversity and I want people to feel that they have freedom of choice. If they like the Cariboo theme and want to go that route, they can have that choice,” Hughes said. “It’s one more thing for a business to deal with and when they’re trying to get up and running, it’s a huge amount of stress.”

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Agreement reached on moose management Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Additional moose management measures for Tl’etinqox-t’in Territory in the Chilcotin are about the preservation of moose first and foremost, says Tl’etinqox’t’in (Anaham) Chief Joe Alphonse. “We need to see moose 150 years from now. It’s not just about non-Native hunters. Our plan of attack also includes all the initiatives we are taking internally within our communities in reaching our goals.” On Thursday, the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations issued a press release saying the B.C. Government and Tl’etinqox’tin Government Office have

Chief Joe Alphonse agreed to implement a joint resource stewardship plan to recover the moose population in the Anaham Range, and mitigate causes for their recent decline. Moose inventories in the last two years have shown a considerable decrease in moose population in the Cariboo

Lac La Hache refuse station funds approved The Cariboo Regional District board members approved $170,000 of Community Works Funds to help complete the pilot project for the Lac La Hache refuse transfer station, during their Aug. 24 meeting. The Solid Waste Management Plan identified that substantial savings could occur if the regional district compacted the waste at transfer stations prior to hauling and controlling the sites with an attendant to reduce clean-up costs. The creation of a wood waste yard and an expanded share shed at the Lac La Hache site

Chilcotin, ranging from a 17 per cent decline in some areas, to a 60-per cent decline in others. Alphonse says if nothing’s done to mitigate the problem there will not be any moose in the future. “We have to make sacrifices for the future,” he suggests. One of the measures will see the ministry and First Nations jointly engage in hunter harvest monitoring, and management of predators and feral horses. Managing feral horses will be difficult, yet important, because wild horses compete for the same habitat as moose, Alphonse explains. “We have to go out there and control the overall population to make sure there isn’t an abundance of wild horses. Everything has

to be in balance. When one resource is affecting another, things are out of whack. That’s what we’re seeing right now.” In working out a stewardship plan, Alphonse had anticipated collaborating with government and industry, however he had not expected the BC Wildlife Federation to also come to the table. The issues became more complicated and layered than originally anticipated because there were many different levels of people to come to the table to talk about what measures need to be taken, Alphonse says. “Through it all I think we’re going to be able to develop a long-term relationship with one another. It was very encouraging,” Alphonse

said of the process. Alphonse hopes the public will appreciate and understand the measures. “We had five years of meetings where we hadn’t gotten anywhere before with getting our issues addressed. I think we have now, and we will continue to be involved with the process to ensure wildlife populations come back to respected levels,” he says. Rodger Stewart, manager of the Ministry of Forests, Lands And Natural Resource Operations for the Cariboo Chilcotin says reaching an agreement was both a relief to all involved, and a reflection of what needs to happen moving forward. “We’ve got a variety of stewardship initia-

tives, and I know that Chief Joe reached out to us for some help. We need his help as well to be able to do recovery of the moose population. With those kinds of joint objectives, which combine with the objectives of the wildlife federation and the forest sector, there was solid grounds for us to come together on an agreement.” West Fraser, Tolko and BC Timber Sales all have assisted in the discussions and looked at the need to manage active road densities in the area and taken some measures to assist with the agreement. Road deactivation will take place in some areas, and foresters have worked with the Tlet’inqox to identify roads that are of a concern and are adjacent

to sensitive habitats, Stewart says. “It ties in with the broad stewardship responsibility we all have. We know that higher density of resource roads can have negative impacts creating cumulative effects for things like wildlife. If we can take a concerted strategic and tactical approach to managing access, we can implement the right state of environment to help recover and sustain wildlife populations.” The ministry has looked outside of government for expert assistance to evaluate the moose population and evaluate what factors are having an impact. Stewart says the results of that study should be available late February or early March 2013.


was also identified for construction in 2012. Visit the Cariboo Regional District online to view the new Solid Waste Management Plan which has been approved by the CRD board and awaiting final adoption and approval by the province. Upcoming CRD meetings The Cariboo Regional District board will hold its next committee of the whole/board meeting at the community hall in Kersley on Sept. 13/14.

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NEWS CRD approves funding for Big Lake The CRD board approved up to $6,100 of Community Works Funding for the Big Lake Community Association during its Aug. 24 meeting. The funds will be

used to perform lighting upgrades and, any other related minor energy efficiency improvements at the Big Lake Community Hall. The work will include exchanging fix-

tures, as well as lamps and electronic ballasts. Renovations will also see the replacement of incandescent bulbs with LED lights, and upgrading high pressure sodium exterior lights

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with LED wall packs for an increased annual energy reduction. Support for agriculture society requested The Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre Society has requested a letter of support from the Cariboo Regional District for upcoming operational and project based funding applications to the Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition and the Northern Development Initiative Trust. The Agri-Culture Centre is a non-profit society governed by a Board of Directors and supported by grassroots memberships. It is a centre for food producers, consumers, distributors, marketers and overall agricultural business development. The society is based out of 100 Mile House and serves the agriculture industry throughout the South Cariboo. MLA Update
 Donna Barnett, MLA, Cariboo-Chilcotin, provided the CRD board with information about some of the projects

she is currently working on throughout the region. Topics discussed included an update on the Nina Lake Dam in Likely, and the Special Committee on Timber Supply. Barnett also expressed her support for the South Cariboo’s and the regional district’s opposition to the proposed federal electoral boundaries. Airport funding approved The CRD board approved up to $25,000 of Community Works Funds to perform an energy efficiency upgrade at the South Cariboo Regional Airport. The renovations will include installation of a radiant tube heater, a high-efficiency furnace, a natural gas water heater, and additional insulation.  Upcoming meetings Board on the Road — The CRD’s committee of the whole/board meeting will be held in the Kersley Community Hall Sept. 13-14.

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Three more B.C. Liberals bow out Tom Fletcher Black Press Shuswap MLA George Abbott has confirmed he is following his fellow B.C. Liberal leadership contender Kevin Falcon into political retirement. Chilliwack MLA John Les also announced Thursday that he will not run in the 2013 election, and Children and Family Development Minister Mary McNeil released a statement saying she has made the same decision. Falcon, the three-term MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale, resigned as finance minister Wednesday. Aug. 29. Premier Christy Clark said all MLAs have been asked to declare their intentions by the end of the summer, and she will unveil a cabinet shuffle next week. Abbott said he expects to be dropped from cabinet as the B.C. Liberal election team is assembled, but he plans to continue to work on the election platform as he serves out his fourth term as MLA. With a total of 33 years in elected office at the local and provincial level, and at age 59, Abbott said he will not be making any comebacks in the future. Abbott served as health and aboriginal relations minister and is currently education minister. McNeil, elected MLA for Vancouver-False Creek in 2009, was ap- A5

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Wednesday, Clark downplayed the departures and said the turnover offers a chance for renewal. NDP leader Adrian Dix contrasted the departure of former leadership candidates Abbott and Falcon with his team, where his leadership rivals Mike Farnworth and John Horgan are staying on along with former leader Carole James. Dix agreed with Abbott’s assessment that Clark is a great campaigner, but added that doesn’t change the fact that the main government initiative since the 2009 election is the rejected harmonized sales tax. “What B.C. needs is a better government, not a better campaigner,” Dix said. Other B.C. Liberals who have announced they are not running again include KamloopsSouth Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger, Burn-

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Fall fairs great for neighbourly get togethers

First Nations baby baskets cosy/practical


his may be peculiar to my family, but when my boys were babies, they looked

alike. They don’t now, but in  some of their first  pictures I wouldn’t know who was who  if it wasn’t  for  their clothes or the backgrounds, and they each   had different kinds of  beds or carriFrench ers.     Connection Our youngDiana French est son had the b e s t of all bed/carriers, a First Nations baby basket.  He spent his first months in it.    You don’t see these baskets much these days, more’s the pity.  If I had more space I’d explain just how great  they are.   They are narrow, made of woven willow branches. Mine was lined in sheepskin  and covered in a bright cotton print.  It had a buckskin attachment to  lace baby in  during transport, and straps for carrying it like a back pack or for suspending it from something (like a hook in the  ceiling) so baby was at eye level for socializing.   It had a wooden hoop   over the middle for holding a blanket or mosquito net.   It was a great carrier for camping or travelling (no car seat rules then.) Unfortunately, I loaned it to a neighbour and never got it back. Son #1 remembered how handy the basket was and he wanted one for his first born.  By then they were hard to come by, but we managed to get one. His wife wasn’t overly enthusiastic, she’d never seen one before and she had a cradle and crib ready. However,  when son went to fetch her and baby from the hospital, he took the basket. Baby (GS#2) made it clear from the start that was where he wanted to be and  he slept and travelled in it until he outgrew it. Ditto his sister, GD#2. GD#2‘s  brand new son (GGS#3)  inherited  the basket. Re-covered,  it’s as good as new. He  too knows   a good thing. According to his mom, he loves  it.     Diana French is a freelance columnist for the Tribune. She is a former Tribune editor, retired teacher, historian, and book author.


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Walking around the lakecity informative You notice things when you walk, something I’ve always known because I grew up in a family that did not own a vehicle. Walking around Williams Lake recently a few things have caught my eye. There’s a man picking up garbage on his own accord. I saw him one evening near the Tribune and recently one afternoon near Red Tomato Pies. Not wanting his name or photograph put in the paper, I cannot give you any further details except that he’s been picking garbage up off our downtown streets and sidewalks since mid-June. By last week he’d accumulated 30 bags, he told me. I’ve seen several of the photo-

graphic coverings for utility boxes that have been installed. There are horses by Boitanio Park, blueberries by the mall, a mountain biker near the Sandman, mountain racers and salmon by Kondolas, and a rusting truck near the CIBC. The community garden below Williams Lake Secondary has a display board, several garden boxes, and a Memory Garden sign. Coming back up from a swim at the point on Williams Lake two weeks ago, I noticed there are little cactus bushes that can be pretty harsh. My nephew was visiting from Montreal and when he and my son raced back up, hoping to nab the front seat for the ride home, my

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nephew cried out that there was something on his foot. As I made my way over to help him out, a tall stranger asked if we needed help. In the end he carried my nephew up to the truck for me. Turns out the guy was visiting his girlfriend and is from Kamloops. I’ve been known to walk and read — a habit I picked up a couple of years ago. In Prince Rupert, I even managed it with an umbrella. Whether I’m walking and taking in the world around me, or walking and consuming the world inside a book, I figure it’s a learning experience. I’d encourage everyone to enjoy walking.

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airs are a great place for neighbours to get together, unwind, and take in the fruits of their labours. The Williams Lake Harvest Fair is coming up this weekend on Sept. 8 and 9, and is an annual event that’s hosted every fall in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. The fair is focused on showcasing the importance of agriculture to all those who attend, and has been a family favourite of ours for years. What can you expect at the W i l liams L a k e MLA Harvest Musings Fair? Donna Barnett There are all kinds of activities! Competitions and exhibitions happen all day, each day. Look out for loads of entertainment at the stage by the exhibit hall, a children’s play land with endless activities, fun rides, countless vendors, food concessions of all kinds, 4-H competitions, kids wild pony rides, and of course, the BC Pro Riding Finals – a long-time favourite of many Cariboo residents. This year the Cariboo Goat Breeders Association will be showcasing their goats at the fair where you’ll have the chance to check out products that are made with goat’s milk or fibre. While you’re there you can learn all about the furry friends. Admission is only $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and youth aged six to 12, and free for children under five. Help the community usher in the fall with this great family event – kick back, or live a little! It’s all up to you at the Williams Lake Harvest Fair. Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin.

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Taseko’s projections misleading? A7



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Williams Lake firefighter Trevor Stockdale digs around an 80-foot tree struck by lightning in the woods behind the 1300 block of 11th Avenue North, around 4:30 p.m., Aug. 30. Lightning struck the tree in a spiral down to the ground. However, by the time crews arrived there was no fire, so firefighters focussed efforts on ensuring there were no hot spots on the ground.

Editor: Thanks to Brian Battison for his letter in the Aug. 30 Tribune regarding the number of jobs that might result if the New Prosperity Project goes ahead. Two things are clear. Firstly, Taseko wants to take credit for all of the indirect jobs that would actually be created by independent entrepreneurs and secondly, they want us to think that any one job that lasts for 20 years is actually 20 jobs. The motivation and tactic is obvious. They are seeking approval of a controversial project and they would much rather have us believe that it would create 71,000 jobs than the actual 550 direct permanent jobs. Mr. Battison’s letter confirmed that Taseko is happy for us to be misled about the benefits of New Prosperity. Pat Teti Williams Lake

Kitimat refinery proposal raises level of debate VICTORIA – I was as surprised as anyone to hear about the plan by this newspaper’s owner, David Black, to begin regulatory work on an oil refinery for Kitimat. I’ll leave it to others to comment on the practicality of that plan, and whether it would make the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project more acceptable to B.C.’s government and population. Black Press news coverage, columns, letters to the editor and other reader comments are not affected by this project, and there has been a range of views expressed already. Whatever the merits of the refinery idea, it has advanced the debate over pipelines and the place of oil in our society. And that’s a good thing, because as someone with a basic knowledge of chemistry and some experience in oil refining, I have noticed a lot of ignorance about the subject. Today I’d like to address some of the main misconceptions, which



have been exploited by some opponents. The first one is oil pollution in general and how it gets into the environment. A global study by the Smithsonian Institution in 1995 calculated the amount of oil making its way into oceans this way: big tanker spills accounted for 37 million gallons a year, about five per cent of the total marine oil pollu-

tion identified. By far the largest source was oil runoff from land into drains, from oil changes, municipal and industrial wastes and other sources: 363 million gallons. Bilge cleaning and other routine ship maintenance added 137 million gallons, four times the tanker spill average. Air pollution from vehicles and industry deposited hydrocarbon particles equal to another 97 million gallons; natural seeps added 62 million gallons; offshore drilling discharges accounted for 15 million gallons. So that’s the first thing to understand. It’s not tankers and pipelines doing most of the polluting. It’s you and me. Then there is the propaganda about greenhouse gas emissions from the oil sands crude. Actor Robert Redford is one of the highest-profile pitchmen for the false notion that “tar sands� oil gen-

erates three times the greenhouse gases as conventional oil. The facts are clear. The most widely cited source is a graph prepared by Cambridge Energy Research Associates, which shows that 75 per cent of greenhouse gases from all types of crude occur when the gasoline, jet fuel and diesel are burned by the end user. Yes, there are variations in emissions on the remaining quarter. Emissions from mined oil sands crude are slightly higher than steam extraction, which is slightly higher than conventionally drilled and pumped crude. The most greenhouse gas-intensive crude used in North America is California heavy crude, which is conventionally drilled. Burning coal produces far more greenhouse gases than oil, as University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver has calculated. Two U.S. environmental groups, including the one fronted by Red-

ford, have lately been promoting a study that suggests oil sands crude is more corrosive to pipelines. False, says the industry, showing analysis of pipes that have carried diluted bitumen for decades. The Trans-Mountain pipeline has been carrying crude from Alberta to Burnaby and Washington state for more than 60 years. It has periodically carried heavy crude for 40 years, and diluted bitumen for 25 years. Some of that crude is refined in Washington and the gasoline and diesel barged up to supply B.C. gas stations. And of course Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii and all other B.C. islands depend on marine fuel shipments. And let’s not forget the most common heavy oil used in B.C. It’s called asphalt. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Industry leader speaks in support of Premier Clark Bill Phillips Special to The Tribune Hot on the heels of four high-profile Liberal MLAs announcing they are not seeking reelection, former Canfor and Finning CEO Jim Shepard started a province-wide tour yesterday extolling the virtues of Premier Christy Clark. “If the media could see what I see (with Clark) day-to-day, they’d sing (her) praises to the heavens,” Shepard said during a media scrum in Prince George. Shepard, who served for one year in the premier’s office as a policy advisory to Clark, is fronting a group called Concerned Citizens of B.C. Its goal is to unite the right wing in the province in order to ensure the NDP don’t form government next May. Shepard spent the day in Prince George Wednesday (Aug. 29) meeting with business and community groups, drumming up support and money. “There’s no question that the right-wing coalition has been injured by the start-up of the provincial Conservatives,” he said. “Political his-

premier undergoes when they are in office. “When the election comes, it’s going to be ‘what premier do you want?,” he said. “Adrian Dix? Let’s have a good look at him. Let’s look at his record. What do you like about him? What do you not like about him? Just like we’ve been doing with Christy Clark for the past 17 months.” In addition to Finance Minister Kevin

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Falcon’s announcement Wednesday that he will not be seeking re-election, George Abbott, MLA for Shuswap and Minister of Education; Mary McNeil, MLA for Vancouver-False Creek and Minister of Children and Family Development; and Chilliwack MLA and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier John Les announced last Wednesday they would not be seeking re-election.

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Industry leader Jim Shepard leads the charge to keep Liberals in power. tory in British Columbia you either have a socialist party like the CCF or the NDP in power or you have a right-wing party like the Socreds or the Liberals. It’s either one or the other.” A split on the right, as with the emergence of the provincial Conservatives, often leads to an NDP government. Shepard says his group is spreading the message to right-wing voters who might want to vote Conservative “making sure that they understand that it’s absolutely vital that the right-wing coalition stays together to keep a free-enterprise way of life here in British Co-

lumbia.” The group will launch an advertising campaign comparing the track record of the past 10 years of the Liberal government with the 10 years of NDP government in the 1990s. They will also be focusing their attention on NDP leader Adrian Dix. “Adrian Dix is very, very quiet,” he said. “He’s like the new kid on the block, he’s as pure as the driven snow. His plan is to tip-toe into the premier’s office.” The Concerned Citizens of British Columbia are going to force him to stand up to the same scrutiny that the


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“A Skull in Connemara” Looking for 3 men and 1 mature woman to play characters in “A Skull in Connemara” by Martin McDonagh, Williams Lake Studio Theatre’s rst play of the 2012-2013 season. The story takes place in a yspeck of a town in Ireland’s fabled west, as four lonely, lovable mists dig for the truth - and get so much more. This sidesplitting yarn conjures a macabre mystery packed with merriment, mayhem, and might-be murder that is as full of twists as a shillelagh and as haunting as a whistle in a graveyard.

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Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 6 Stampeders tryouts The Williams Lake Stampeders will be hosting open tryouts every Tuesday and Thursday starting tonight at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex at 9 p.m. There is a $50 tryout fee for all eight monthly sessions to be paid before going on the ice.

Saturday, Sept. 8 Dirty Knobby

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Calleigh Skerry (right), 5, hitches a ride with her brother, Cole Skerry, 6, during the Rookie Hockey Camp last Wednesday at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. The camp, coached by WLMHA coach Mike WIlson and put on by the City, runs over two weeks in two sessions — the Rookie camp session and a Sharpen Your Skills session.

BCPB Finals go this weekend Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer The top bull riders from around the province will be pulling out all the stops this weekend in Williams Lake when $10,000 in added prize money gets put on the line at the B.C. Professional Bull Riders Finals. The event, which starts both Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds, will feature the top 20 BCPB competitiors each riding two times both days in an effort to secure the season title and a portion of the hefty prize pool. “It’s a big event,� said Roy Call, manager of C+ Rodeos, who will be bringing 50 of his toughest, meanest bulls to Williams Lake. “The BCPB Finals have kind of bounced around between a few homes but Williams Lake is the perfect place for it, and it works great for the Harvest Fair. The Stampede Grounds are a great facility — one of the nicest facilities in the province for bull riding — so hopefully it’s found a permanent home here.� Call said the format for the event is simple. Each rider’s first bull will be “user friendly,� but the second bull will be a ranked bull. “Everybody has the same chances

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Ryan Jasper (right), pictured here at the Redstone Rodeo Aug. 19, is in second heading into this weekend’s BCPB Finals. to win,� he said. “It’s a fun format to watch and the guys love it because they get to compete a couple times a day, and they also love it because we have great prize money. You’ll see some great bull rides.� Of the top 20 bull riders competing this weekend, nine are from the Williams Lake area. Local riders include Ryan Jasper, Justin William, Brady Fuller, Grayson Winters, Evan Fuller, Jarred Beeds, Wacey Mulvahill and Robert Graham with Reid

Fuller listed as an alternate. Call said Jasper’s been hot heading into the finals, and should have a good shot at winning it all. “He’s the guy who’s probably the hottest,� Call said. “He ran off with everything last fall ... He won the finals and tore through the BC Rodeo Association, but this spring he came out, he bought a pro card, and went pro for the first 60 days and just flat couldn’t stay on. He was just cold. But here at the end of the season he’s

riding really well so I’d say he’s one of the favourites.� Jasper currently sits second in the BCPB with 5,689.89 points. Leading is Merritt’s Mike Gill with 7,024.05. Call said fans hoping to see some excitement should keep their eyes peeled for one of his toughest bulls, Van Helsing — a 1,600-pound behemoth. “They’ve ridden him twice in the last six years,� Call said. “The worst part is he’s really mean. At the Stampede this year, even with the kind of money up for grabs there, lots of guys won’t get on him. But this year they got on him all four days — he had three Canadian finals guys including two Canadian champions ... all tough guys ... and he dusted all four of them and he hooked three of them. “The cowboys aren’t big fans of his, but the crowd loves him because something exciting is going to happen.� Entertaining during the event will be Bert Davis, the Coppertown Clown, with his dog act, while Calgary’s Tyson Pietsch will call the action. Kicking off the BCPB Finals will be the Little Britches Rodeo, followed by the Wild Pony Race at the intermission.

The Dirty Knobby 2012 will be on Sept. 8 in the Mountain House Road area. The annual event will be hosted by the Williams Lake Off Road Motorcycle Association (WLORMA). It will (as always) be open to all ages and skill levels, with more fun and activities planned than ever before. For more information check out for updates on events and locations. A new course location may provide additional parking for participants.

Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9 BC Hockey Female High Performance Program Registration is underway for a BC Hockey U14 female identification camp in Williams Lake coming up this Sept. 8-9 at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. For more contact BC Hockey at info@bchockey. net or call 250-652-2978.

Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9 Tomahawks tryouts The Lac La Hache Tomahawks will be hosting open tryouts starts Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Cariboo Memorial Complex. Sept. 8 the tryout time is from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, tryouts go from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. The team is also hosting tryouts in 100 Mile House and requires a $50 fee to step on the ice for all of the sessions.

Chad Webb work with the University of British Columbia’s varsity, university and national teams. He also coached at the 2006 Para Pan Am Games in Rio, and was a coach at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. “That was a really unique opportunity,” he said. “The last five years of my coaching career [at UBC] I’ve had the chance to work with some of the highest-end swimmers in the country. “I worked with the head national coach there, Tom Johnson, who just came back [from the

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than 15 years,” he said. “When I was hired 17 years ago she was helping me and it was a great working relationship and we had a lot of fun.” Starting Monday, Sept. 24 the club will offer a week of free practices for swimmers and families wanting to try out the sport to see if it’s right for them. “Come try the sport, come see what it’s about,” Webb said. “We’re going to run sessions this year so you don’t have to commit to the entire year, you can sign up for a few months and see if you like that session.” Starting Monday, Oct. 1 the club will begin its full practice schedule. Webb added he has a big name he’s working

The Tribune is accepting submissions and suggestions for a series in our paper called “They Call the Cariboo Home.” One article (with photos) on one person or family will appear in our paper once a week for a year. Perhaps you are a long-time resident who has had led an interesting life in the lakecity and would like to share your story with the community, or maybe something out of the ordinary drew you to Williams Lake. If you think you or someone you know would make a good candidate for a profile/feature article in They Call the Cariboo Home, we would love to hear from you. Stories may be written by you or one of our reporters. Submissions and suggestions can be dropped off in person or sent to: e-mail: fax: 250-392-7253 mail: 188 North 1st Ave. Williams Lake, B.C. V2G 1Y8

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When Chad Webb hits the water as the new head coach of the Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club this September, he’ll be bringing with him a wealth of coaching experience. Webb, who started as a competitive swimmer in Penticton and competed up to the national level, began his coaching career at a young age after a shoulder injury forced him out of the sport. “I actually started out coaching in Williams Lake,” Webb said. “It was my first head coaching position when I lived here about 17 years ago. Now it’s kind of come full circle.” Webb coached with the North Vancouver Chenas — one of the top age group programs in the nation — before moving on to an opportunity to

Olympics] with Brent Hayden and a bronze medal in the 100-metre freestyle.” Returning to the Blue Fins Webb hopes to boost enrollment, and continue to produce strong swimmers. He said getting back to a smaller community will be a nice change of pace from a 60-hour per week national-program schedule. “There’s different needs with the athletes here. For some it’s recreational, it’s a lifestyle ... and for others it’s wanting to compete for the Olympic team,” he said. “Our first goal is to boost up the numbers and then get our competition swimmers up to provincial level and above.” Webb said he hopes to keep longtime Blue Fins coach Marilyn Haines around to help out as much as possible. “She’s been coaching the Blue Fins for more


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Seniors return with medals Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer Williams Lake and area athletes finished sixth out of 13 regions in the medal standings recently at the BC Seniors Games. The North Central Zone (Zone 9), which Williams Lake is a part of, brought home 34 gold medals, 36 silver medals and 26 bronze medals for a 96-medal total. The winning team, Zone 4’s Lower Mainland, captured 433 medals (220 gold, 121 silver and 92 bronze). Williams Lake athletes competed in a variety of sports over the course of the Games, which ran from Aug. 2125 in Burnaby, including five-pin bowling, floor curling, golf, track and field and hockey with several medalling in the process. In golf Doug Martineau and his wife, Floris Martineau, both competed and both, coincidentally, won silver medals. Doug took silver in the men’s 80-plus category, while Floris medalled in the women’s 80-plus division. In floor curling the team of Lill Langstrom

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Floor curlers (from left) Greta Bowser, Marjorie Struthers, Ellen Wiege and Lill Langstrom won a bronze medal. (lead), Greta Bowser (second), Marjorie Struthers (third) and Ellen Wiege (skip) won bronze in the women’s 55-plus ‘A’ division, beating out Kamloops to win the medal. Wiege said she was happy with the way her team competed, especially since they were up against teams who play together year round. “It was very competitive,” Wiege said. “We’re used to just picking up teams and playing in our basement [at the Williams Lake Senior’s Centre], but when you go to these bigger cities they play floor curling like ice curling — they have their teams and they play together all year. “We’re just a pickup team that goes down so I feel pretty good when we can finish how we

do.” In track and field Leo Rankin, Jim Johnston and Marlene Johnston competed — each winning multiple medals. Rankin took gold medals in the men’s 60-64 1,500 metres, the 10-kilometre road race and the 5,000 metres. He also won a silver medal in the men’s 800 metre. Jim won gold medals in all three of the men’s 65-69 long jump, the men’s 60-69 shot put, and the men’s pentathlon, and also won silver medals in pole vault and the men’s 100-metre. Jim completed his medal trio with a bronze in the men’s 65-69 10-kilometre road race. In women’s track and field Marlene took home the gold in the 10-kilometre road race. In hockey four Wil-


liams Lake residents competed. David Corless helped the men’s 65-plus team to a fourthplace finish. Bruce Mack, Gib Scott and Larry Wendel also combined on a Prince George team to take fourth in the men’s 60-plus division. Mack said most games were tightly-contested in his division. “This was the eighth Games I’ve been to in the last nine years and they are really well done,” Mack said. “Both divisions we played in were very balanced with most games having no more than a one- to two-goal spread. Both 60-plus and 65-plus teams played in, but lost, the bronze medal game 1-0 and 2-0, respectively.” In five-pin bowling the teams of Larry Bowser, Marlene Davis, Shirley Hopkins, Bonnie O’Neill and Duncan Roberts, and Lynn Rodier, Wayne Rodier, Heward Smedley, Herb Weatherby and Norma Weatherby competed but missed out on the medal rounds.


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Window frames add rustic touch to Doskoch photos Erin Hitchcock Tribune Staff Writer Darlene Doskoch goes beyond capturing the perfect image in a still; she places them in a window. Doskoch, whose work was also featured in last year’s Art Walk, has been “playing around� with photography for a couple of years. “But last year I really got involved in it with encouragement from my husband, and he was getting a lot of compliments on the work I had in his office,� she says. “He told me, ‘you should really think about opening your own businesses or trying to sell some of your stuff.’ I just told him, ‘yeah, I don’t want to frame it like everybody else frames it, you know.’ I wanted it to be something different.� He then suggested she frame her pictures in windows, which garnered agreement from Doskoch. But finding the perfect windows to fit the right picture created another issue. “I wanted old ones,� she says, adding that she keeps all of the elements of a window, including its hinges, rope, handles and fasteners. “I love that part. Sometimes it can be difficult because it’s not just about taking the pictures.� She says she can take all kinds of photos but not have one that will look good in a specific window. “It’s kind of fun, too,� she adds. “When you are taking pictures you have a specific window in mind that it’s going to look good in. I think it’s neat. I really like it.� Doskoch, who is self-taught in photography, says she shoots whatever suits her: anything from landscapes and flowers to horses and trains. She says she received a lot of

Wednesday, Sept. 5 Elder College registration Elder College membership signup for the fall semester takes place at the Seniors’ Activity Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Membership and course registration will follow a week later, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at St. Andrew’s United Church. Elder College caters to those 50 years of age and older. Courses are held during the day and are low in cost. New courses to be offered this fall include Travel Tips for Seniors, a course on i-Movies and i-Photos, creative writing and photographers plus returning courses.

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Photographys by Darlene Doskoch are on display during the 2012 Art Walk at Lake City Glass. Her nature photographs are set in old window frames adding another level of artistic touch to the creations. The art walk winds up this Friday.

Thursday, Sept. 6 Mural project unveiling Two beautiful new murals were created this summer in the city’s First Annual Alley Art Murals project. The unveiling of the murals takes place Thursday, Sept. 6 at noon beside the mural created in the alley behind Deana’s Studio at #8 South Third Ave.

positive feedback in last year’s Art Walk, which encouraged her to create her own business. Her work can be viewed on facebook under rusticwindowphotography, and, of course, at Lake City Glass during the Art Walk that wraps up Sept. 8.

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Land Conservancy woes concern Horsefly River Roundtable Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Maureen LeBourdais, chair of the Horsefly River Roundtable, says the Land Conservancy of BC has been an active supporter of the roundtable since it first began. While she’s not sure how the news that the Canada Revenue Agency has seized the conservancy’s accounts will affect the properties it’s acquired in the Horsefly area, LeBourdais says the news is very unfortunate. “When the roundtable came into Horsefly, they started purchasing pieces of the old Black Creek Ranch


in the upper Horsefly [River], probably some of the most critical sockeye salmon spawning sections of water in British Columbia.� On its website, the conservancy describes the Horsefly River Riparian Conservation Area as one of its largest properties. Between 1999 and 2006, the conservancy purchased almost 400 hectares along the mid-section of the Horsefly River Valley and around 320 hectares of the Black Creek Ranch in 1999. Two additional parcels were added between 2004 and 2006. Today the property covers 12 kilometres of shore line along the river.

The Horsefly River system is really important, LeBourdais says. “Sometimes it’s challenged by various things throughout the Horsefly system, including past agricultural practices, maybe clearing land right to the river and not leaving any willows, so there’s erosion.� LeBourdais notes the conservancy has purchased property all over the province for different values. “Sometimes it’s habitat, sometimes it’s heritage, sometimes it’s other species or environmental properties that need to be conserved. “They’ve been a wonderful partner on the round table and support-

ed our salmon festival. “They’ve sat on our technical committees when we’re looking at doing actual restoration projects, and have been great advisors and supporters.� It’s a real loss and concern for the roundtable. Staff from Prince George have often travelled to Horsefly to give the roundtable many hours of time, LeBourdais adds. A note on the conservancy website indicates the AGM has been rescheduled from September 15 to November 3, to give the organization more time to finalize steps to address short term financial challenges.

The next special event for Art Walk 2012 will be the Dress Up Day on Thursday, Sept. 6. Organizers remind the public that the art walk wraps up on Sat. Sept. 8 and to be sure to vote for your favourite businesses and artists.

Saturday, Sept. 8 Invitation to nature Pump up your Vitamin N(ature) is a free public play party for all ages being offered at Scout Island Nature Centre Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Play games, take guided nature walks, and try your skill at nature challenges all designed to overcome Nature Deficit Disorder.

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The Rachel Walker Trio, with Jessie Rajala Chapin and The Wittenbergs will be in concert at the Alliance Church in Williams Lake next week to help raise funds for Operation Smile. The fundraising concert will be held Friday, Sept. 7 from 7:30 to about 9:30 p.m. at the Alliance Church at 261 Third Avenue South just past the Paradise Cinemas. Admission is by donation and there will be free refreshments and home baking provided, says Ken McKellar. A raffle will also be held. All of the performers will be presenting their own original music, says Rachel Walker. The Rachel Walker Trio consisting of Ray

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Rachel Walker performs with her group the Rachel Walker trio. Chadwick, Rachel Walker, and Michael Fait was formed six years ago. The band creates light, lively, and effervescent music and has put out two albums — The Best of Zest,

Volume 1 and The Best of Zest, Volume 2. “We are really excited to be playing for such a worthy cause,� says Walker. Jessie Rajala Chapin and her family recently

returned from service in Afghanistan. Chapin teaches voice, performs and writes music and is the retired conductor of Quintet Plus choir. The Wittenbergs are a youth gospel band formed in 2008 and comprised of brothers Isaac Steward on acoustic guitar/lead vocals, Jesse Steward on bass guitar, Jacob Steward on acoustic/electric guitar and vocals, and Seth Steward on drums and percussion. Operation Smile provides restorative operations for children in developing countries born with cleft lip/palate. “$240 puts a smile on one child’s face,� McKellar says. For more on Operation Smile go to www.operationsmile. org/canada



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Robbins plans commemoration Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer It’s going to be a big project, one that’s been 150 years in the making, says Esket’emc (Alkali Lake) Chief Fred Robbins. Robbins has received a $50,000 grant from the federal government’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission to use for a commemoration project around the history of residential schools and the impact that history has had on First Nations people. The idea is to bring First Nations and nonFirst Nations together, Robbins says. “My big picture or pie in the sky approach is to develop a working relationship, built on the recognition of our histories. As municipal governments, First Nations governments, and as First Nations people. I think the commemoration project will benefit that relationship.” Robbins has six months to use the grant and is in the process of meeting with various leaders and organizations that originally supported the project application. He is hoping the culminating event will take place in March 2013. He had applied for $65,000 initially and

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Esket’emc (Alkali Lake) Chief Fred Robins. will be soliciting donations, some of those in-kind, for the twoday event and the installation of an epitaph at the former St. Joseph’s Mission site on the Sugar Cane reserve south of Williams Lake. Robbins is also hoping to form a working group with a co-ordinator. First Nations leaders Regional Chief Jody Wilson-Raybould, BC Assembly of First Nations, National Chief Shawn Atleo, Assembly of First Nations, Grand Chief Edward John, First Nations

Summit and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of BC Indian Chiefs have all responded they’d be interested in attending. Day one would involve unveiling the epitaph at the residential school site during a ceremony with guest speakers. “For the late afternoon and early evening I’m looking at possibly some role playing, a play of some kind, involving municipal governments and or nonFirst Nations people,” Robbins explains. On the second day, he’s hoping to have re-

Horsefly Follies recruits actors and back stage crew Christina Mary Special to The Tribune Who is interested in joining the Horsefly Follies this year? There are lots of aspects to follies — acting, singing, dancing, musicians, writers, stage hands, props people, curtain people,  sound technicians,  promoters, auctioneers, etc. Think about where you might fit in. Come

to our first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Horsefly Community Hall starting at 7 p.m. to see what interest there is to putting on a show. Bring your ideas and talents. If you sing in the shower, dance with your broom, tell stories, are a comedian at heart, love to design, or always wanted to be a DJ you could be just what the follies are looking for. Ham bones, corn dogs, and cheese balls

are welcome. The annual general meeting is in November and we need a theme by then and committed individuals so we know if we can put on a show. By January we should have some material.  The follies show is planned for April 26-27 and May 3-4, 2013. Bring your creative spirit with you and let’s put on a great show! Christina Mary is the Follies president.

nown physician Dr. Gabor Mate speak to the impacts on First Nations and the communities of the residential school experience. “I say communities because in the early to mid 1900s the RCMP came out and removed all children from reserve lands, and left these communities with no children,” Robbins notes, adding the residential schools had all the children which left communities without that connection. Mate, along with other visiting facilitators, will lead a series of workshops. First Nations are still in that historical mode of being deprived of their voices as communities, Robbins says. “History has proved that First Nations people are in bitter remorse because of the impacts of residential schools.” Participation of municipal governments in the project is key, Robbins notes, adding that

95 percent of all major cities in Canada are founded on First Nations trading sites and gathering places. “I think municipal governments need to participate so we can start bringing some of that history back.” He’s also hoping to involve School District No. 27, the Cariboo Regional District and community groups with the project. “I want to get everyone together to make it a community event, rather than just a First Nations event. We need to develop a common relationship where First Nations are playing a role in the economy of the region. For example, Esket’emc spends just over $8 million in Williams Lake every year. We are asking what benefits can we see in return?” Excited because it will be about building relationships, Robbins admits it will be a big project and he’ll need a great amount of help.

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General: Under the direction of the Senior Accountant of the Cariboo Friendship Society and subject to its policies and procedures, the Payroll Clerk will be responsible for assisting the Senior Accountant in keeping the books and accounts of the Society; filing of data and information; keeping staff records; and generally be involved in the Society’s various activities. Duties: 1. Responsible for preparation of Payroll 2. Administering the Society group benefits packages, including applications, terminations and amendments 3. Ensuring that remittances for Federal/Provincial income taxes, CPP, EI group insurance, RRSP’s, BC Medical and WCB are submitted by the respective due dates and are reconciled on a monthly basis 4. Preparation of various reports ie: Record of Employment, Worksafe BC, T4’s Qualifications/Experience: a. Minimum two years experience working in a payroll administration position b. Payroll Compliance Practitioner certificate an asset c. Working knowledge and familiarity with Payroll processing software, preferably Sage Accpac ERP d. Knowledge of the Employment Standards Act e. Must have the ability to communicate clearly in English both orally and in writing f. Must maintain professional conduct and abide by the Cariboo Friendship Society’s Code of Ethics g. Must submit to a criminal records check Please note: Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry. September 14, 2012

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Log Buyer Skeena Sawmills Ltd. is a forest products company located in Terrace, British Columbia that is restarting an existing sawmill operation and has related woodlands operations. We are expanding our woodlands staffing to meet our forest operations and log supply and sourcing requirements. As a result we are currently seeking to fill the position of Log Buyer. The Log Buyer will be responsible to secure and manage a sufficient supply of logs from sources other than our forest tenures to meet the consumption requirements for the sawmill operation and for log sales or trading purposes. Initially, for a period of less than one year until a planned retirement, the Log Buyer will assist and work closely with the present Log Buyer and thereafter is expected to assume the roles and responsibilities of the position. The Log Buyer position reports to the Woodlands Manager. The Log Buyer must demonstrate the highest standards of integrity, honesty and professionalism in the conduct of business. A good understanding and knowledge of forest operations and lumber manufacturing are required. Specific roles and responsibilities of the position include: t Assist to develop, implement and adapt a strategy for the purchasing and sale or trading of logs, including the identification and evaluation of potential log supply sources t Appraise and analyze opportunities for securing log purchases or for log sales or trades t Monitor, understand and analyze factors related to the supply, demand and competition for log supply t Negotiate, prepare and administer contracts for the purchase of logs or log harvesting and deliveries and for the sale or trading of logs t Coordinate, plan and schedule production to achieve log delivery and inventory or sales targets t Assist to develop log manufacturing and log quality specifications and ensure those specifications are being met t Assist with the preparation and implementation of annual operating plans, budgets and forecasts related to the purchasing, sale or trading of logs and related operations t Maintain good working relationships and a network of contacts with licensees, suppliers, contractors, government agencies and First Nations Candidates must possess good negotiation, interpersonal, computer, analytical and business skills and should have operational forestry experience (> 5 years). Additionally, the individual should have strong organizational and communication skills. It is preferable that candidates be a Registered Professional Forester or a Registered Forest Technologist in good standing or eligible for registration with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals. Terrace, a vibrant community of 15,000 residents in northwest BC, offers affordable housing and a full suite of facilities, services and recreational opportunities. Many outdoor activities such as snowmobiling, atving, boating, camping, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, (downhill/backcountry/cross-country) skiing and world renowned salmon and steelhead fishing are located right at your doorstep. Skeena Sawmills Ltd. offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package. If you are an appropriate candidate for this position and you are seeking a challenging position with an opportunity to contribute to meeting our log supply and sourcing requirements, then please forward your resume and covering letter to the Woodlands Manager at by September 14, 2012. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Lake City Ford SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 27 (CARIBOO-CHILCOTIN) Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools, School District No. 27 Reporting to the Superintendent of Schools, the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools is a key member of the District’s management team. This position operates in an environment where respect, integrity, confidentiality, diplomacy, independence and good judgment are highly valued. The successful candidate will: • Possess the skills and abilities to support and participate in the collaborative and mutually respectful relationships which characterize the school district • Possess excellent written, verbal, listening, and other interpersonal communications skills • Demonstrate proficiency in using current software applications • Possess strong administrative and problem solving skills • Be proactive, organized and able to prioritize emergent issues • Demonstrate ability to meet deadlines and maintain confidentiality • Possess a proven record as a team player Job Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: • Assuming the responsibility of an array of confidential and complex administrative tasks with particular emphasis on Exempt and Principal/Vice Principal contracts • Managing the Superintendent’s schedule • Collaborating and coordinating schedules with the Executive Assistant to the Board of Education to meet the needs of the school district • Preparing drafts of meeting agendas • Researching topics relevant to education and the work of the District • Other duties as assigned Applications will be received up to 1:00 p.m. September 10, 2012. Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume with full supporting documentation, including professional references to: Mr. Mark Thiessen, Superintendent of Schools 350 North 2nd Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z9 Email: or Fax: 250-392-3600 School District No. 27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin) is an equalopportunity employer


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Our Ramp attendants attend to all activities associated with the ramp, freight, baggage and operation of company ground equipment. Duties include baggage loading/unloading, marshaling of aircraft and operation of ground equipment. The Ramp attendant is responsible for ensuring that all customer interactions are treated with a high degree of customer service and their possessions are handled with care and concern. You must maintain a professional and safe work environment for all customers and personnel as well as be a strong team player. Must have a valid class 5 drivers license and capable of lifting up to 50lbs. This position is required to work shift work and will be exposed to various and at times inclement weather conditions. If you are interested please send your resume to We thank all those who have applied, however only those selected for interview will be contacted. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Operations Supervisor Skeena Sawmills Ltd. is a forest products company located in Terrace, British Columbia that is restarting an existing sawmill operation and has related woodlands operations. We are expanding our woodlands staffing to meet our forest operations requirements. As a result we are currently seeking to fill the position of Operations Supervisor. Reporting to the Operations Superintendent, the Operations Supervisor will supervise and contribute to managing forest operations related to our forest tenures, with a focus on the supervision and coordination of all aspects of harvesting (logging), road and bridge or access structure construction, maintenance and deactivation and other related operations. Specific roles and responsibilities of the position include: t Ensure operations are conducted safely and in the most environmentally responsible and cost effective manner t Provide direction and supervision to ensure compliance with logging, site and other plans and various legal or regulatory requirements t Supervise and coordinate logging, road or bridge or access structure construction, maintenance and deactivation and other related operations t Administer and manage contracts for logging and other operations t Assist to coordinate, plan and schedule production to achieve log delivery and inventory or sales targets t Contribute to the development and maintenance of a system for determining rates and costs for logging, hauling, road construction and other operations t Assist to develop log manufacturing specifications and log quality specifications and ensure those specifications are met t Assist with the preparation and implementation of annual operating plans, budgets and forecasts related to forest operations t Maintain effective relationships with government agencies, contractors, suppliers, First Nations and stakeholders Candidates will have at least five years of operational forestry experience and be a Registered Professional Forester or a Registered Forest Technologist in good standing or eligible for registration with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals. Additionally, the individual should demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills and be proficient with applicable computer software. Terrace, a vibrant community of 15,000 residents in northwest BC, offers affordable housing and a full suite of facilities, services and recreational opportunities. Many outdoor activities such as snowmobiling, atving, boating, camping, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, (downhill/backcountry/cross-country) skiing and world renowned salmon and steelhead fishing are located right at your doorstep. Skeena Sawmills Ltd. offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package. If you are an appropriate candidate for this position and you are seeking a challenging position with opportunities for career advancement and to contribute to managing our forest operations, then please forward your resume and covering letter to the Woodlands Manager at by September 14, 2012. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Home Visitor Support Worker The Three Corners Health Services Society is seeking a qualified candidate to work full-time in the area of Families as a Home Visitor Support Worker. Knowledge and Skills: • Excellent knowledge of culture, community structure and social history; • Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable working in a First Nations setting; • Experience working in development and facilitation of prevention programming; • Experience in the field of addictions and Mental Health; • Strong verbal and written skills with an emphasis on effective communication with children, parents and fellow employees. Requirements: • Current registration in Early Childhood Education an asset; • Certificate or Diploma in Human Services; • Background in Medicine Wheel Teaching/Life Skills teaching; • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007; • Criminal record check; • Valid BC drivers license and own vehicle; • First Aid and CPR. Responsibilities may include but not limited to: • Home Visits; • Advocacy; • Case Management. Please submit Resume with Cover Letter and names of Previous Supervisors for reference to: Jennie Walker, Health Director Three Corners Health Services Society 150 North First Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Y8 Fax: 250-398-9824 Email: Closing Date: September 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm

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is seeking three persons to serve as public directors on its 11-member Board of Directors. Public Directors serve two-year terms and are eligible to serve four terms. A nominal per diem is paid for meetings. Candidates should have a record of community involvement and an interest in print and online media issues. Applications together with names of two references and telephone numbers should be submitted by Sept. 30, 2012, to: The B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. See for information about the Press Council.


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Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

6´, 8´, 10´, 20´ & 40´ sizes available. Safe. Portable. Affordable. Rent or buy. Call Jason 250-296-9092.


Depot for batteries, rads, copper, aluminum, catalytic converters, alts. and starts. Will p/u, will buy! Phone 250-398-0672

Pets & Livestock

Equestrian 1yr. old grullo (grey) quarter horse filly, great color, disposition and awesome character. $1,200. (250)620-0577

Feed & Hay Exc. quality horse & good feeder hay, round bales, & large squares. (250)296-3651 Hay For Sale! $22. per round bale. $20. per bale if you buy 10 or more. 4780 Beaver Valley Rd. Horsefly. (250)6200577 HORSE HAY 60lbs bales, 1st and 2nd cut Mcleese Lake area 250-747-8416

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

BOUVIER PUPS, home raised, loyal & loving. var. colors $800. Call 250-486-6773.

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances Reconditioned washer/dryer, stoves etc. 6 month guarantee. Will deliver in town. More info call Robert. 250-305-6344 days or 250-392-7064 eves.

PT Exercise Bike for Sale $100 OBO. Must sell. 250296-3402 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info and DVD: /400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. SHAVINGS: Clean, compressed. 2 sizes. New Cal Rabbit Farm. 250-395-3336.

Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Silver Coins etc. Available now: 250-863-3082 WANTED: Dry cants, 8x8x8ft and 9ft lengths. Dry spruce or pine. Shipped to Lac La Hache. Call for specs & pricing. 250-396-4607. Will take Super B loads. WANTED: Old lever action Winchester & Marlin rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Sporting Goods Scuba diving gear & ski equip. Make me an offer! (250)392-6340

Real Estate Acreage for Sale


$100,000. LEAVE MESSAGE AT (250)398-8558.

For Sale By Owner

$100 & Under Canning jars quart $6.00 per dozen. (250)398-6643

size. Call

Chrome rear step bumper for Ford pick-up 78-97, good cond. $95. (250)296-3642

Penny Hoarders!

I roll ‘em. You keep ‘em Maybe give a wee donation to your fave charity? Any amount (250)398-6917 leave message

$300 & Under 12ft. fiberglass run-about boat only, good ski boat. $300.o.b.o. (250)392-2585 52” round pine table, pedestal base, 2 drop leaves, 4 chairs, like new. $300. (250)392-1127

Furniture SOLID WALNUT ANTIQUE DINING RM. TABLE & 4 chairs for Sale, $175 OBO. 250-296-3402

For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

CHIMNEY Lake Waterfront. 3BR 2 full bath. Professionally appraised at $540,000. 1/2 acre includes 1718 sq. foot home and 750 sq. foot log cabin, both COMPLETELY renovated in the last year. Certified geo-thermal heating with legal lake loop as well as a wood burning fireplace insert. All new windows and doors, new appliances, hardwood floor and all new plumbing and electrical fixtures. New water well with over 30 gpm of water. Water softener and reverse osmosis. Large duradeck sundeck facing the lake. See “Chimney Lake Waterfront” on Craigslist (cariboo) and Kijiji (prince george). Serious enquiries only (250) 3056627

Cozy 3 bdrm Log Home

at 2086 Dog Creek Rd. on 4 acres backing on crown land, minutes from town. New roof, 2 full baths and a loft.

Asking $325,000. Phone: (250)398-9118

20 Windmill Crescent 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, with hardwood floors, new roof, new deck with hot tub.

3036 Ferguson Road 1840 sq. ft. one level rancher, completely renovated & updated to a very high standard. Sitting on 3.03 acres it has attached dbl. garage + a 24’-0” x 24’-0” detached heated hobby shop and more. 10 min. of highway driving from Williams Lake, the best of city living in quiet rural setting. More pictures avail. at ID404780386. Priced to sell at $377,000. Phone (250)296-4220 to book a viewing.

200 feet of waterfront, 2 storey Log House, Docks, 8 miles of lake, All furnishings stay, 4000 watt power plant,new solar power snow blower, 1994 GMC truck. For sale by owner (No real estate please) pseudonym W I A Jaxon Phone (250) 297-4766.

Apt/Condo for Rent

Older approx 2400 sqft home on approx. 1.74 acre lot in town. Central location. Great lake views. 4bdrm, 2 bath, 2 family rooms. $247,000. inquiries (250)392-1067

ORIGINAL OWNER 960 PIGEON AVENUE 1565 sq.ft. 3bdr. up, 2 bath, large family room off kitchen, spacious livingroom. 1288 sq.ft. down 2bdr. suite, 16’x24’ rec room. All new: Lennox gas furnace 98% eff. h/water tank, garage door with remote opener and much more! REDUCED TO $244,900. O.B.O. (250)392-3761

Asking $240,000.

Phone (250)398-9118 or (250)398-0773 after 6pm

ACT NOW!! This deal will not last. WHY PAY RENT? Put your equity into assets. 3/4+/- acres, zoned for duplex. 1995 mobile, 3 bdr. 5app., 1 1/2 bath, open kitchen plan. New: 30 yr. roof, flooring, taps. 10x24 deck, 10x14 garden shed, exc. well. Great location, close to school, bus, mine, and store etc. $149,900. Appointment to view. (250)305-4944



McLeese Lake 5-6 bdr. 2 1/2 bath home built in 2000 on 3.74 ac. on Enright Rd. near McLeese Lake. Large trees, spacious yard, drilled well, garden, raspberries, greenhouse, 30’x30’ new shop, tack shed, guest house and other outbldgs., fenced for horses. $276,000. Phone (250)297-6569.

SUNRIDGE GARDENS CORNER UNIT Bright, modern 3bdr., 2.5 bath condo main level entry! Enjoy affordable low maintenance living! More info @ ID # 405559995 Asking $224,900. Call (250)267-5264 or (250) 267-5268 To View




Homes for Rent

Cars - Domestic

2bdr. upper floor, downtown location, ideal for quiet working couple, avail. immed. No dogs, no smoking, no drugs, d/d, ref/req. 4 app. $875/mo. + util. or $950/mo. furnished. (250)303-0698.


Misc. Wanted

Take apart Walk-in Cooler 6ft x 8ft. 7 1/2 ft tall, selfcontained. (250)392-2694

BMW diecast alum. 15” rim. $40. o.b.o. (250) 392-2585

Real Estate

Misc. for Sale



Real Estate

BOITANIO PLACE APARTMENTS 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Most desirable apartments for seniors. Clean and quiet. Next to Boitanio Park behind Boitanio Mall. Suite comes with heat, hot water, elevator, patio or balcony, fridge, stove, dishwasher & cable. Laundry facility on site, no pets.

4bdr. home, 2 bath, 15 acres, Horsefly, available October 1st $1,000/mo. n/s. (250)6203340 4-bdrm. upstairs, 2 baths, nice big yard and quiet neighborhood, available Oct. 1st (250)305-7478 Lovely 3bdr. condo 5appl. $900/mo. walking distance to TRU. (250)392-4086

Shared Accommodation Wanted reliable roommate, nice clean mobile, working or student, shared amenities, fully furnished $400/mo. (250)296-3077

Classifieds Get Results! Suites, Lower 1bdr. suite $550/mo. 1 person $650/mo. 2 persons heat & light included n/s, n/p, r/r. (250) 305-6045. 1 or 2 bdrm. Daylight suite, avail. immed. n/s, n/p. Close to schools & TRU. (250)3988111 or (250)303-1546 cell or (250)305-8471 Lg bright 2bdrm bsmt suite, furnished or unfurnished. $800/mo +util. (778)412-4207 or (250)267-8589 cell Renovated 1bdrm bsmt suite. Close to schools. $550/mo incl util. (250)305-1213


1 - 2 bdrm apt F/S Dishwasher and A/C in most units. Quiet Good references only. Ask about our incentives. Call Frank 250-305-1155 pics at 2 bdrm apartment, Lakeside area, no (250)392-5074.

South pets.

Commercial/ Industrial

1982 Lincoln Continental One owner Runs good. $900. (250)305-9191

1989 Oldsmobile Delta Royale P/W, P/L, V6 Runs great. $800. OBO (250)305-2338

Commercial Spaces for lease at 150 Mile Center Mall, 530 sq. ft and 730 sq. ft. Call Dianne at (250)296-4515 for more info.

Duplex / 4 Plex 3bdrm, 2bath suite enclosed garage. $900/mo.+util. Adults preferred, avail. October. 1st, n/s n/p r/r (250)296-3359 Beautiful spacious 2bd suite in 4-Plex, (604)767-1600

Mobile Homes & Pads 2bdrm mobile on working ranch, Spring House, seniors preferred. Exc rent for work, horse ok. (250)392-9706 3 bdrm. mobile at 150 Mile. Close to shopping center and school. (250)392-7617

Homes for Rent 4 bd. home available Sept. 15, $950/month plus utilities, Close to high school and downtown, W/D, N/P, R/R. Please contact Mary or Florence (250)398-6831.

2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 2 door Coupe V6 - 4sp Auto, 215k Fire Red Metallic Sunroof, Power Windows, Spoiler. New battery, starter, comes with 6 extra tires (4 near new winters) Asking $3200. (250)392-4740

2008 Civic EXL

Black, 2 door, sunroof, 33,000 kms, auto, fully loaded, leather, factory subwoofer, ext. warranty , remote starter handsfree.

$13,500 O.B.O

Please call (250)398-0375 or (250)398-7958

Cars - Domestic



1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 178,000kms 2 sets of new tires, fully loaded, rebuilt engine, 5 spd. $2,700. (250)296-3696

‘88 FIREBIRD 8cyl., T-Roof, auto, one owner (Lady), excellent condition, 42,000km. $8,000. o.b.o. Phone (250)593-4606 Bridge Lake, B.C.

Cars - Sports & Imports

1990 Honda Civic 4 door, Auto, 118,000 kms, includes studded winter tires on rims, Grandma’s car, Excellent condition. $1500. obo (250)392-4423

1994 Chevrolet Cavalier

4 door sedan, 128,000 original kilometers, not a rebuilt, lady driven, auto, color teal, mint condition, child safety locks, new spark plugs, cables, alternator and more. $1,600. o.b.o. Phone (778)412-3456 W.L.

2006 Honda Civic. Great condition. 4 door, manual trans. $9500. (250)267-3334

Small ads, BIG deals! 1999 Ford Taurus SE V6-182 3.0L OHV Automatic 101,764 km, AC, power everything, 4 summer & winter tires all on rims, $1000 maintenance put in Dec 2011, all service records from 40,00km. call or text (250)303-2371 $4750 OBO

Motorcycles 2008 Yamaha Roadstar Midnight Silverado 1700cc. Belt drive, V-Twin. Many extras. 29,000 kl. Excellent shape. Asking $8,900. Call 250-3056609 2010 Honda dirt bike, 80cc. Asking $1,400. o.b.o. (250) 620-0577

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Trucks & Vans

Trucks & Vans


2009 CRF 450R Wiesco piston, K&N filter, new rims, CV4 hose kit, pleated seat with bump, T-4 pro circuit exhaust, polished swing arm, power Commander 3, great shape.

$5,500. (250)398-6714

1994 26’ Custom Koach Queen bed, full bathroom, back kitchen. Good condition. $8,100. obo Phone: (250)392-4949

Off Road Vehicles

1991 Chev Blazer 4.3L, Auto, 4 Door, 2 Wheel Drive, 155,000kms, One owner, Garage kept, Immaculate condition! $4,400.00 (250)392-6192

2005 Nissan Frontier 4X4, 4 door, loaded, leather, sunroof, tonneau, running boards, tow pkg, 126,000kms, heated seats, A/C, CD player, roll bars. $16,500. (250)398-6315

2004 Honda 350 ATV 4 wheel drive, c/w winch and snowblade. $3500. (250)392-3691


1980 Vanguard Camper 9 1/2 ft. with fridge, stove, hot water, shower and toilet. Roof resealed this year. $2250. (250)303-1706

1983 VANGUARD MOTORHOME 18ft., low kms, very clean, awning & boat rack. Needs Nothing!! $5,500. Phone (250)392-5095

1984 30’ Motorhome Diesel Mechanics are good! Interior clean & updated. Road ready! $9,400.00 (250)392-5095

1995 26.55 Bayliner-Cierra. 5.7 Mercury inboard/outboard. Comes with 9.9 Mariner and steering arm. GPS/depth sounder, elec. down rigger, dual battery system, anchor and much more. Shorelander galvanized tandem trailer. $24,500 OBO. 250-2676001


Tenders 1994 Nash 19’ Travel Trailer Very Good Condition New Battery, Hitch, Full Bath, Large Fridge, Microwave, 4 Burner Stove w/ oven, Sleeps 6, New tires. Reduced $7300

(will consider reasonable offers)


1996 9.6’ Bigfoot Camper Queen bed, stove with oven, furnace, bathroom. $7,500. obo Phone: (250)392-4949

1992 Ford Explorer 4x4, in very good condition. Loaded, has new battery, tune up, new ball joints, good brakes, new brake lines. Asking: $2,500. Ph: (250)398-9396

1998 GMC Sierra 1500 Z71 Off Road

Red, 5.7 litre engine, with remote start and trailer tow brake controller, 220,668km.

$5,500. o.b.o. Phone (250)267-8273

Galaxie 8 ft. Older Camper Very good condition, everything works, very clean. $1,000. o.b.o. Call John at (250) 398-0154

1999 Ford F150 4x4, 4.6L motor good running cond. $4,000. o.b.o. Phone (250)305-2246 Before Noon Is Best.

2007 FORD F250 4x4, ext. cab, auto, 135,000km, excellent cond., color grey. $15,400. (250)303-0570 or (250)296-3071

2007 GMC Crewcab 5.3L, 4x4, Z71 Off-road pkg, 126,000 kms, remote start, spray in box liner, includes studded winter tires. $24,000. (250)392-3691

WEST Fraser Timber, as holder of Land Based Investment Program Recipient Agreement, invites interested contractors to bid on nine (9) Douglas-fir juvenile spacing units in the area of Chimney Lake in the Williams Lake TSA. The nine units will be bid separately and awarded as separate contracts. Interested contractors must register to obtain a viewing package by emailing Bill Layton ( and include your name, Company name, address, phone numbers and BC Forest Safety Council certification number in the email. You will receive a Tender package and sample contract in return. Contractors submitting a tender must meet the following pre-qualification criteria in order to tender a bid: - Bidders must be Safe Certified with the BC Safety Council - Bidders must have WCB coverage active and in good standing, -Bidders must demonstrate the controls and capacity to act as Prime Contractor. Further requirements are listed in the Invitation to Tender. References for your business must be supplied on request.

Who says paper routes are just for kids?

1992 Titan

32’ Class A Motorhome

Trucks & Vans

46,015kms, stove, 8 cuft Fridge, Convection microwave, furnace, awning, TV antenna, Honda generator, A/C & heat strip. (250)392-5003 2001 Golden Falcon 5th wheel 28RKS, hardwall, large slide. $16,000. 3034 McKenzie Ave. Williams Lake (250)3985013 or (250)398-0150

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Electrical & Mechanical Energy Efficiency Upgrades Cariboo Regional District Fire Halls The CRD is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from qualified Electrical and Mechanical contractors who are interested in submitting bids to carry out energy efficiency upgrades at four rural Fire Halls. Contractors responding to this request and who are accepted will be invited to bid on a select tender for either all the mechanical projects and/or all the electrical projects at all four fire halls. For further information on these projects please view the CRD website at: Expressions of Interest may be submitted up to 3:00pm on September 14, 2012, to the Cariboo Regional District office in one of the following formats: ďż˝ Sealed envelope with one hard copy to

Attn: Rick Hodgson, Deputy CAO at the Cariboo Regional District office at 180-D North Third Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4. ďż˝ Via pdf document emailed to Rick Hodgson at

250-392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636

A healthy local economy depends on you

SHOP LOCALLY Cariboo Regional District




Tender documents and further details are available from the undersigned. Completed tenders are to be delivered no later than 2:00 pm, September 19, 2012 to the address below, at which Ć&#x;me a public opening will take place.

2003 F150 XL 4x4, 175,000kms, new Toyo tires, spray in box liner, 4.6L, without canopy, trailer tow pkg. 1 (250)819-3022 Leave message. Delivering Newspapers is a great way to... t(FUFYFSDJTFPOFUPUISFFUJNFTBXFFL t.FFUOFXQFPQMFBMPOHUIFXBZ t&BSONPOFZGPSBMMUIPTFMJUUMFFYUSBT

1989 GMC 3/4 Ton 2 Wheeldrive, V6, 5 speed Runs Great. $800. OBO (250)305-2338


The Cariboo Regional District is accepĆ&#x;ng tenders for winter road maintenance for the Chimney Lake, Frost Creek, 150 Mile House and Wildwood Transfer StaĆ&#x;ons in the Central Cariboo.

Sport Utility Vehicle 1993 Nissan Pathfinder runs great, studded winter tires. Great cond., great winter vehicle $1,000. obo (250)989-1366 or 1(250)374-5533.


The Cariboo Regional District does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any quote and reserves the right to reject all quotes and negoĆ&#x;ate with any bidder. SelecĆ&#x;on will be based upon such factors as qualiÄŽcaĆ&#x;ons, experience (especially on similar projects), ability to perform the contract according to its terms (including Ć&#x;ming requirements), availability of contractors’ workforce and subcontractors, if applicable, reputaĆ&#x;on for quality of work and for Ć&#x;meliness, ÄŽnancial stability of ÄŽrm, and cost. Tera D. Grady Supervisor of Solid Waste Management Cariboo Regional District Suite D, 180 North 3rd Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 2A4 Phone: 250-392-3351 1-800-665-1636

Call Shelley at 250-392-2331

2003 Toyota Tundra Limited edition fully loaded $9,000. (250)305-9191

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