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100 Mile House 70 Mile Birthday celebration

A34 Governor General’s Bronze Medal awarded


New track record set at Mud drags

Hisako Arai follows her dreams


September 5, 2012

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Let’er rip... Engines thundered and mud flew last weekend to the delight of crowds at Scotty’s 100 Mile Mud Drags. Contender in the Paddle Class event, Steve Strell from Langley drove Overdraft through the infamous Cariboo gumbo.

Pinkney: support for a town square needed Ken Alexander Free Press

Rotary Club of 100 Mile House president Maureen Pinkney says now is the time for people to come out in support of the proposed downtown square. The Rotary Club and the District of 100 Mile House are co-hosting a public meeting to determine whether a town square has the support of the area residents and businesses. It will be held in the council chambers, 385 Birch Ave., on

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Thursday (Sept. 6), starting at 7 p.m. The square is proposed for Third Street between the community hall and BJ’s Donuts & Eatery and from Birch Avenue to the alley behind the community hall and the restaurant. The remainder of Third Avenue would be open to two-way traffic. Pinkney notes the club has made several changes to the original proposal she made to mayor and council on June 26, as Rotary has reacted to concerns voiced at that meeting. Most of the changes are due to district requests, with one from the public and the other from the district and BJ’s Donuts. Because of the infrastructure under Third Street, the Christmas tree will be replaced with a water feature, and there will be a log arch and gate at the alley side of the square for maintenance

vehicle entry. The gazebo in the corner of the square will now be a larger amphitheatre due to numerous requests from the public. The district also wants a larger crosswalk across Birch Avenue with a level entrance and no parking

in front of the water feature to better show off the new square. Pinkney notes this will reduce street parking by two stalls. There will also be a change in the alley fencing behind BJ’s Donuts, Pinkney adds.

Although not part of the square itself, the existing entrance would be blocked off by the new square; therefore, a new entrance would be made off the alley with a new two-way street for customers and delivery vehicles.

Otherwise, the concept remains the same, she says, adding most communities in British Columbia have town squares and 100 Mile House is lucky because its square will be in the See SQUARE… page A4

Review highlights fibre potential Carole Rooney Free Press

Ainsworth Engineered Canada LP sees positive steps reflected in the report recently released by the province’s Special Committee on Timber Supply, including some of its own recommendations. Mike Kennedy, Ainsworth’s BC Timberlands forestry manager, had addressed the committee at the 100 Mile House hearing in July. He says the committee had a “very difficult job” in its mandate to come up

with recommendations found “very encouragthat would cover ing,” Kennedy a broad range of adds. interests in British “A suppleColumbia’s formental forest ests. licence is of par“Overall, we ticular interest are very pleased to Ainsworth as with the recoman opportunity mendations, and to better faciliwith respect to tate utilization of Ainsworth’s some of the fibre interests, par- Mike Kennedy that’s out there ticularly the ones right now.” around forest utilizaHe explains anothtion.” er positive action for The committee’s rec- the forest company the ommendation to create committee has advised new types of forest ten- involves a potential for ure was one Ainsworth creating a fibre-based

annual allowable cut (AAC) pilot. “We feel 100 Mile House would be an ideal area to implement that type of an AAC pilot, particularly because the timber supply review is just getting off the ground right now.” Ainsworth also has specific interest in the committee’s suggestion for a review of the legislation policies and administrative framework around forest utilization, Kennedy says. See TIMBER… page A3


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SHORT TA K E S Schools warned Advanced E d u c a t i o n Minister Naomi Yamamoto is warning colleges and universities that the adult entertainment industry may begin focusing its efforts on recruiting students in a more visible way than it has done in the past. In a letter sent to British Columbia colleges and universities last week, Yamamoto advised that based on news stories out of Windsor, Ont., recruiters for the adult entertainment industry may try to attend post-secondary job fairs this fall in jurisdictions across Canada. This past spring, the industry suggested it would recruit on or near Vancouver public schools, which prompted a response from school board officials who felt strongly that public educational facilities are not the place to recruit workers for these industries. Calendar . . . . . . . . . . A24 BC Views. . . . . . . . . . . A9 Classifieds . . . . . . . . A29 Community . . . . . . . . . B1 District . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Entertainment . . . . . B3 Guest Shot. . . . . . . . . . A8 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 Perspectives . . . . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A25



Lauren Sortome wins prestigious award Ken Alexander Free Press

Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School graduate Lauren Sortome just found out she has won the coveted Governor General’s Bronze Medal for her outstanding academic achievements. School principal Vic Brett presented the medal to Lauren at PSO on Aug. 29, only days before she left 100 Mile House to attend the University of Victoria. “I met her at the school, congratulated her and told her that after all of her provincial exams, her average was 95.6 per cent. It’s amazing; she did 18 senior-level courses, which is way more than she needed to graduate.” Brett explains there was much more to Lauren’s accomplishments than just academics. Noting she was the covaledictorian for the grad class, he says Lauren was a member of the peer counselling group, a leader in the school with the leadership class and a math tutor. “She really was the heart and soul of this school last year, and gave her time freely to others.” He adds Lauren didn’t just walk away with the prestigious medal, as there were five other grads who were within a single percentage point of each other

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Lauren Sortome proudly displays the Governor General’s Academic Medal she won as Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School’s top academic student. Sortome was among six students who were vying for the medal and they had to wait for the provincial exam results before the winner was announced. at the time of the graduation ceremonies. They all had to wait for the results of the provincial exams to see who would come away with it. Lauren says she is extremely pleased she won the Governor General’s medal, but notes it was a very tight competition with the other five students – Kirsty Bock,

Andrea Zemanek, Debrah Zemanek, Alicia Briggs and Ben Bedford. She adds the difference between her and the next nearest student was a mere .07 per cent. “I don’t know we all did it. We all worked incredibly hard.” Noting all five girls were from the French Immersion program, Lauren says

they have come through school together. “We’ve been together for ever; we know each other so well and I think we passed our work ethics on to each other. So, I think it helped us bring our marks up because we competed against each other.” Lauren also speaks highly of her whole grad class, saying it was extremely talented and strong in so many areas. “I think a lot of it has to do with the fact we all love school and have put a lot of passion into it.” She explains that winning the medal meant all of her hard work paid off. “I would work so hard during the year and start to feel a bit burned out and wonder why I’m doing it, so it’s nice to have a reward at the end of it. I guess it’s a concrete representation of how much I love learning. “My mom was so proud and I lost my dad about a month ago and she said, ‘I just wish your dad was here to see this because he would be so proud of you’. So it is hard to have that and have him not be here.” Lauren adds her teachers also played a large role in the success of the students. “PSO has the most unbelievably caring and respectful teachers. They are so supportive, and

with Mr. Brett at the top of it, they create such a wonderful opportunity for learning.” Lauren is off to the University of Victoria and is taking biology and psychology. She wants to go to med school. “I want to become a doctor and work in pediatric palliative care. My dream job is in Ottawa at Rogers Place Palliative Care…. You’re not trying to save them; you’re just trying to make the time they have as valuable as it can be.” Lauren says she chose Victoria because it is so “beautiful” and because she is really interesting in rowing. While she was asked to try out for the varsity rowing team, Lauren says the coach said she couldn’t do more than 15 hours of school, but she will be doing 26 hours a week. Therefore, she will row recreationally. Lauren says she will be coming back to 100 Mile for Christmas and, hopefully, the summers. “Just to spend time with my mom, and with losing dad, it made me realize how valuable the time is I have with her. My brother, mom and I have become pretty close and my family means a lot to me, so I’m sure I’ll be coming back. “I also love 100 Mile; I think it’s great. It’s cute and I love knowing everybody in town.”

TIMBER… from page A1 “That was very central in our presentation, and we made it very clear that the long-term future of Ainsworth’s OSB plant is dependant on acquisition of forest tenure for the long term.” He explains the organization also sees opportunity in the report for development of this kind of tenure to harvest and use more of the fibre that currently gets burned, or otherwise goes to waste. “There are building blocks for what could be [realized] in

the forest industry in 100 Mile House.” Kennedy adds the forest company is in support of “anything the government can take on” that will increase utilization of the existing forest land base and timber. There is a “lot of wood” left in waste and cull piles under existing harvest operations, he says, adding Ainsworth believes a significant opportunity exists for using that in both its own, and other manufacturing operations.

We’d much rather see that [fibre] get put to a manufacturing use, employ people and create wealth in the South Cariboo than we would to see it burned.”

Mike Kennedy “We’d much rather see that [fibre] get put to a manufacturing use, employ people and create wealth in the South Cariboo than we would to see it burned.” Much could be consumed at Ainsworth’s OSB plant in 100 Mile House, but Kennedy explains there’s also additional fibre out

there that could potentially be used for other purposes. “As we said in our presentation, much of that starts with ensuring that we’re utilizing the fibre from existing operations right now, before we start to expand the land base into other, non-traditional harvesting areas.”

However, he also sees potential for expanding Ainsworth’s operations to encompass fibre beyond its existing standard of utilization that sees wood going into the OSB plant. “That possibility is always out there, but is largely dependant on the availability of fibre supply.” While the “most important” aspect remains seeing fibre for OSB production right now, Kennedy says beyond that, the more fibre that can be used, the better.

He adds that overall, the committee handled its assigned task well. “I think they did a good job of balancing maintenance of non-timber resources with recognition of the importance of the forest industry across the Interior, particularly in the Mountain Pine Beetle zone. “I would congratulate them for taking a balanced approach and putting some thoughtful ideas out there based on a very broad range of input that they received during the hearings.”


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Minor changes to proposal SQUARE… from page A1

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The local Rotary Club and the District of 100 Mile House are looking for town square input. is big chunk of the downtown core, and carry on with the rest of it.” Pinkney adds it’s important to get a decision soon, so the grants can be applied for, as they are often handed out on a first-come-first-serve basis, when they’re gone, they’re gone for another year. Pinkney says the Rotary Club is looking for approval from council to go forward with the project, and as soon as they get it, the club can start looking for matching grants from the Rotary District and Rotary International, as well as other funding sources. With a budget of $400,000, she says the Rotary Club will have to raise around

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heart of the downtown core. Pinkney says she has been to all of the area businesses, which have been supportive of the square. However, one business has a petition regarding the loss of parking spaces. “We just have to clarify with the public that we’ll be replacing these with other parking spaces and handicap parking and other parking in the area.” Pinkney says she has had business owners, who are out of the downtown core, phone her with support, saying that when it comes time to build the square, they would donate their “knowledge, equipment and products, etc.” The town square would be the perfect kickoff to the revitalization of Birch Avenue, she says, adding that during her meeting with district staff, it was noted much of the area around the community hall needed “sprucing up.” There is a grant available to do that and they expressed interest in getting it all done at the same time, Pinkney explains. “It would be good to get that, which

all area residents and business owners go to the meeting. Anyone who wants the square to go through really needs to come and show their support, and anyone who has concerns that need to be addressed should to come so we can clarify if there’s been miscommunication, or we have to change our square so it works for everybody. “We want this to happen and we’re here for the community. This would just be such a beautiful thing to have and just enhance our community hall.” Noting these kinds of meetings always attract some naysayers, she says it’s important those who support the project show up to voice that support. “If people can’t make it to the meeting and they want the square to go forward, they should send in a letter or an e-mail to me at mpinkney@”



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Union members on a one-day strike Ken Alexander Free Press

Folks who are out and about in 100 Mile House today (Sept. 5) may notice British Columbia government employees walking the bricks and carrying picket signs. B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU), Professional Employees Association (PEA) and Canadian Office & professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 378 will be conducting a oneday, province-wide strike in 153 communities, including 100 Mile House. Picket lines will be

set up at the Service BC building on Highway 97 and will affect the Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resources, as well as the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and Service BC workers. There will also be a picket line at the government liquor store at the Cariboo Mall. Court workers would also be impacted by the strike, but the union has an agreement with the government that courthouses cannot be struck. The last one-day BCGEU strike in 100 Mile House was on Aug. 7. BCGEU president

Daryll Walker noted since 2010, his members have suffered a “real” wage cut of five per cent. The government’s last offer, which was withdrawn following the Aug. 7 strike, included a proposed wage hike of 3.5 per cent over two years. However, the union rejected the offer because it wouldn’t keep up with inflation. This strike is the latest move in the union’s bid for a new contract from the province. The BCGEU has been without a con-

tract since March 31. “We are looking for a fair and reasonable agreement, but the government is not listening, says Walker. Meanwhile, Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett shrugs her shoulders and says the BCGEU is within its rights to walk out for the day. “They’re not breaking any laws.” She notes the union was offered a 3.5 per cent wage increase over two years. “When times are tough and other people are taking no raises, I think that’s a fair offer.”

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Barnett not worried about departure of B.C. Liberal Party heavy hitters Ken Alexander Free Press

After three B.C. Liberal cabinet ministers and a parliamentary secretary announced last week they would not be seeking re-election in May 2013, Premier Christy Clark told the

so hard and if you can’t go to the next level, maybe it’s time to let somebody else do it. And then there are their personal lives to consider.” Children and Family Development Minister Mary McNeil and John Les, parliamentary secre-

I went there to do the things I do for my constituency and for rural British Columbia. I went there to be a foot soldier and I’m very happy to be a foot soldier.”

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media she would be shuffling the cabinet this week. Two of the party’s heavy hitters, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon and Education Minister George Abbott, were among those stepping away after the end of this term. Both unsuccessfully ran against Clark in the 2011 party leadership bid. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett spoke highly of both Falcon and Abbott whom she supported in the leadership race. She noted Falcon was the transportation minister when the pine beetle hit and found $2 million for road construction for Exeter, Horse Lake and Canim-Hendrix Lake roads, and was at the helm when the Cariboo Connector work started. When Falcon was the health minister, he made sure Fischer Place long-term care beds were opened, she added. She also praised Abbott and noted he did a great job negotiating with the teachers’ union. However, Barnett said she doesn’t think either man was walking away necessarily because they lost in the leadership race. “When you’ve been there for so many years, worked

tary to the premier, also announced last week they wouldn’t be running in the next provincial election. Other B.C. Liberals who have announced they are not running again include Kevin Krueger, Harry Bloy, Kash Heed, Dave Hayer, Murray Coell and Bill Barisoff. Former cabinet ministers Barry Penner and Iain Black resigned their seats last year and were replaced by NDP MLAs in a pair of byelections. Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen quit the BC Liberal Party in March and joined the B.C. Conservatives. These departures

have led some political pundits to state people are abandoning the ship before the next election. BC Conser-vative Party Leader said it was evident that both the government and the governing party are in turmoil. “In part that is because of internal dissension but, more importantly, it’s because British Columbians desire fundamental change in how our province is governed and a change in the government.” While she agrees the government has lost a lot of the old guard and some very strong ministers, Barnett said she is not worried about the party losing strength. “There was a bunch of rookies who arrived in the 2009 election who had the biggest education of their lives with the [Harmonized Sales Tax] and have more war wounds than probably most politicians ever had and they’ve learned the hard way. “I think we have some real good calibre people who probably understand people more than those who never had this experience.” Asked if she


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PUBLIC HEARING Rezoning Amendment ‒ 6117 Lone Butte-Horse Lake Road 8:30 pm, September 11, 2012 at 100 Mile Community Hall, 240 Third Street The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has received an applicaƟon to amend South Cariboo Area Zoning Bylaw No. 3501, 1999 by rezoning the property described below: Bylaw No. 4753 Lot 1, District Lot 4050, Lillooet District, Plan 21377, from Rural 1 (RR 1) zone to Rural 2 (RR 2) zone (minimum lot size – 2 ha) (maximum density - three lots but only two proposed) Purpose for Rezoning: To create a 2-lot subdivision in accordance with the density permiƩed (2 ha) under the South Cariboo Area Oĸcial Community Plan – Rural ResidenƟal 2 designaƟon. The subject property is located at 6117 Lone BuƩe-Horse Lake Road, as shown on the sketch plan below, and is owned by Ernie and Vivian Meeks.

The subject property is located at 6335 Doman Road, as shown on the sketch plan below, and is owned by CurƟs and Jonice Rennie.

Public hearings are for all persons who believe their interest in property is aīected by the proposed bylaws. The public hearings are to be held by a delegate of the Cariboo Regional District Board. A copy of the CRD resoluƟon is available for public inspecƟon. WriƩen submissions regarding the proposed bylaw will also be received. These submissions may be submiƩed at the public hearing or should be received in the Cariboo Regional District oĸce at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4, (fax number 392-2812) fortyeight hours prior to the hearing. No further informaƟon or representaƟons can be considered by the CRD Board aŌer the public hearing. The bylaw and an informaƟon package may be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District oĸce, 175 Airport Road, 100 Mile House, BC, V2J 2B8 between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from September 5, 2012 to September 11, 2012 inclusive (excepƟng public holidays). This informaƟon may also be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District oĸce at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from September 5, 2012 to September 11, 2012 inclusive (excepƟng public holidays). Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department of the CRD at 1-800-665-1636. Rick Brundrige, MCIP, Registered Planner Manager of Planning Services

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Public hearings are for all persons who believe their interest in property is aīected by the proposed bylaws. The public hearings are to be held by a delegate of the Cariboo Regional District Board. A copy of the CRD resoluƟon is available for public inspecƟon. WriƩen submissions regarding the proposed bylaw will also be received. These submissions may be submiƩed at the public hearing or should be received in the Cariboo Regional District oĸce at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4, (fax number 392-2812) fortyeight hours prior to the hearing. No further informaƟon or representaƟons can be considered by the CRD Board aŌer the public hearing. The bylaw and an informaƟon package may be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District oĸce, 175 Airport Road, 100 Mile House, BC, V2J 2B8 between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from September 5, 2012 to September 11, 2012 inclusive (excepƟng public holidays). This informaƟon may also be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District oĸce at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from September 5, 2012 to September 11, 2012 inclusive (excepƟng public holidays). Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department of the CRD at 1-800-665-1636. Rick Brundrige, MCIP, Registered Planner Manager of Planning Services

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Four-laning important for flow and safety Ken Alexander Free Press

A section of Highway 97 south of 83 Mile will be realigned and widened from two lanes to four lanes, starting one kilometre south of Bullock Lake and moving south for 4.4 km. This project ties into the existing fourlaning north of Stormy Road and is part of the

Cariboo Connector Four Laning Program, which will upgrade Highway 97 from Cache Creek to Prince George. The four lanes will include wider shoulders, a paved median and rumble strips, which are intended to improve safety and reduce collisions. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says Highway 97 is an important corri-

dor for transporting goods north and south in a safe manner and improves traffic flow. “This is all a part of a very important transportation project to the Cariboo-Chilcotin and I’m amazed at the turnaround speed that each individual project is getting. Before we know it, all Cariboo Connector construction will be complete and that’s wonderful

news for us.” She adds the passing opportunities in both directions will reduce driver frustration from following slower-moving vehicles and improve safety. This project is part of Phase 2 of the Cariboo Connector Four Laning. When Phase 2 is completed, nearly 50 per cent of the corridor will be either three lanes or

four lanes. This contract, valued at nearly $6.5 million, was awarded to Cantex-Okanagan Construction Ltd. Work will commence in September and be completed by the end of September 2013.

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Area youth to learn about FASD Sept. 9 is international Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day. FASD is an umbrella term, which describes the range of effects that can occur in an individual who was exposed to alcohol during pregnancy. The effects may include physical, mental, behavioural and/or learning difficulties with possible lifelong implications. This day — the ninth day of the ninth month was chosen to emphasize how important it is for women to avoid drinking alcohol during the nine months of pregnancy. FASD is often described as an “invisible disability” because those affected may not show any physical signs of their disability. Symptoms of FASD are more likely to appear in behav-


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chool is back in session on a full-time basis tomorrow (Sept. 6), so it means we have to be careful to make sure students get to and from school safely. Students of all ages are excited about going back to school to see their friends, meet new teachers or, perhaps, they’re embarking on a new chapter of their lives. The last thing we want to happen is to have that excitement come crashing down on them. As motorists, we have to take the initial safety steps, as we are the ones driving the vehicles that do the damage. We have to remember the maximum speed limit in a school zone is 30 km/h, and it doesn’t hurt to slow down a bit more if there are a lot of children on the sidewalks, especially near crosswalks and intersections. The 30 km/h speed limit posted in school zones is in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we should always stop for pedestrians – it’s the law. It is also important to note vehicles approaching from both directions must stop for school buses when their lights are flashing. If a vehicle is stopped in front of us, it may have yielded for a pedestrian, so we have to be prepared to stop, too. When we’re dropping children off in school zones, we should stop and allow them to exit the vehicle from the door closest to the sidewalk. We should never allow our children to cross mid-block. However, students also need to be safety wise and road wary to avoid accidents. Students must not be distracted when they are going to and from school, especially when they are walking through intersections and crosswalks. Older students need to stop texting and remove headphones or ear buds when crossing the street. They must not jaywalk as it is both dangerous and it also sets a bad example for younger children. As parents, we need to teach our children to look both ways and make eye contact with a motorist before crossing the road. These are simple safety rules and if they are practised daily, everyone will have a safe and happy day.


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Two kinds of smart meters

The technology market offers a choice between two kinds of smart meters. There is the relatively benign variety, which transmits its data over landlines. Then there is the type of smart meter BC Hydro is imposing on British Columbians, which includes two embedded microwave-emitting, wireless communication transmitters (Microwave Device). On May 31, 2011, the World Health Organization recognized radiofrequency electromagnetic fields are a Class 2B possible human cancer risk. The emissions generated by the Microwave Device fall under this classification of emissions and risk. Why are we being exposed to this risk and who is behind it? BC Hydro is, for all its purposes, an agent of the provincial government and its powers may be exercised only as an agent of the government. (Section 3(1) of the Hydro and Power Authority Act [RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 212.) The imposition of a microwave transmitter in our homes by a government agent violates the sanctity of the home and is inconsistent with the very nature of a free society. In a world full of toxic chemicals and radiation, the home is the last place of refuge, a zone


GUEST SHOT of autonomous control and free choice. It is a private place where the state should not be imposing itself or its devices. This is about freedom of choice. Given the existing concerns regarding the risk to health and safety by these Microwave Devices, we decline to have them at our homes and we prohibit you from entering our properties for the purpose of installing such devices. You assert your contractual right to “access” to your equipment. We concede that you may continue to access our properties for the purpose of reading our present analogue meters. If an analogue meter needs replacement, you may replace it with another analogue meter. Our problem is not with what you are “accessing” - it is what you are seeking to leave behind. Your right of access does not go so far so as to entitle you to install a device that continuously generates toxic radiation. Neither does the Clean Energy Act give you that entitlement.

In fact, that legislation does not require, authorize, or even mention the Microwave Devices or their functional capabilities. You admit the benign landline variety of smart meter would fulfill the communication and transmission functionality requirements as prescribed by the CEA, but you continue to impose the toxic Microwave Device on B.C. residents against our explicit objection. (See BC Hydro’s response submission to the Commission dated Jan. 13, 2012, at page 4, para 6 [Tab 3].) You abuse your power by continuing with installations despite the fact the interpretation of the Clean Energy Act is a matter currently before the British Columbia Court of Appeal. We say “no” to your entry onto our lands for the purpose of installing Microwave Devices. You have responded by threatening to cut off our power, but British Columbians will not accede to the strong arm of the state, as exercised through the unilateral and coercive actions of BC Hydro. In our view, neither will the courts. Sharon Noble is a Coalition to Stop Smart Meters director; Una St. Clair is the Citizens for Safe Technology executive director; and James G. Smith is with the StopSmartMeters. ca Society.

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Separating oil from manure NTERTAINMENT Liberals wantE Tories Letters to the editor

to release trade information To the editor: This is an open letter to International Trade Minister Ed Fast. As the international trade critic for the Liberal Party, I am concerned with the manner in which the federal government has been conducting the Canada-European Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations. The Liberal Party strongly supports free trade and expanding new markets, but we need to ensure it is in the best interests of Canadians. Unfortunately, these negotiations have been conducted behind closed doors and Canadians have been left guessing what is on the table. This has contributed to a loss of confidence among Canadians that the agreement will result in any domestic net benefits. We know intellectual property rights, specifically pharmaceutical patent protection, are on the negotiating table, but we simply do not know to what extent. In June, the premiers voiced their fear the CETA agreement could result in increased pharmaceutical costs. As a result, a number of provinces requested the federal government compensate for any such increase as a consequence of this agreement. However, this is not the

only issue that has been raised over the past number of months regarding these negotiations. We do not know the impact the CETA will have on government procurement. We do not know the impact the CETA will have on the future of agricultural supply management. On Oct. 6, 2011, you provided the International Trade Committee with a statement in which you informed the committee the government completed a number of sectoral analyses with respect to the CETA. However, your refusal to provide the committee with those reports has certainly contributed to the increased uncertainty surrounding the CETA. I am requesting you provide to the committee the most recent sectoral analyses, including any regarding the issue of intellectual property as relating to pharmaceuticals. Canadians deserve to know how the agreement is proceeding and what compromises are on the negotiating table. Without transparency, confidence that any such arrangement will result in net benefits to Canada will continue to wane. Wayne Easter Liberal trade critic

Don’t go back to NDP To the editor: If planning to vote NDP for the first time, people should consider some facts first. British Columbia has a triple AAA credit rating and is a “have” province and has the second lowest basic income tax rate in Canada. Barry Gibb wrote a song called, “Don’t throw it all away.” Why would you never take back a former spouse from a divorce to recreate the nightmare, but you are willing to do it to change the government? B.C. is a business investment province and investment does not agree with NDP governments, but can the NDP guarantee you will not get a layoff slip from your place of employment if, in fact, it becomes government. Joe Sawchuk Duncan

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 British Columbia’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. 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 pollution 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.


BC VIEWS 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; and 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 generates 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 American environmental groups, including the one fronted by Redford, 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. 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

IPPs part of strategy for decades To the editor: In the late 1980s, BC Hydro and the Socred government of the day faced a challenge they had not previously faced - trying to meet British Columbia’s growing energy needs at a time of growing environmental concern and controversy around the construction of large hydro dams. In response, BC Hydro and the Socreds embarked on two important policy initiatives that were designed to delay, for as long as possible, the construction of new hydro dams, such as the Site C dam on the Peace River. Energy conservation measures, designed to help reduce energy demand, were one of these key policy initiatives. The other policy was to seek out new supplies of energy

from independent power producers (IPPs) to help satisfy overall increases in energy demand. For those who’ve been led to believe that IPPs were created by Gordon Campbell and the B.C. Liberals, IPPs have been a significant part of B.C. energy policy since the late 1980s. IPPs in B.C. predate the B.C. Liberal government by more than a decade. Even more shocking for those who’ve been misled about IPPs in B.C. is the fact that the NDP government of the 1990s continued to encourage and support IPPs as a key part of B.C. energy policy. In 1992, NDP Energy and Mines Minister Anne Edwards stated: “British Columbians expect reasonably-priced power, with no rate-shocks or unnecessary new

projects. They also expect low environmental impacts, regional economic benefits and long-term sustainability in their energy sector. Independent producers have a big role to play in making sure we reach those goals.” Nothing has changed today or over the past decade. British Columbians still expect reasonably priced power, no rate-shocks, low environmental impacts and many other benefits. Energy conservation and energy from IPPs remain among the pillars of B.C. energy policy, and both continue to play a major role in making sure the province meets its energy objectives. David Field, co-spokesperson B.C. Citizens for Green Energy


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Newsbeat Around the province Man charged with forcible confinement PRINCE GEORGE - A Prince George man faces charges of forcible confinement, among others, following an incident Aug. 22. Two men were riding quads in the Gauthier Road area, west of Prince George around 9 p.m., when they were stopped by a man with a rifle. The man pointed the gun at them, told them they were trespassing, and removed the keys from the vehicles. They were held for a period of time before the keys were returned, at which time they left the area. The man was identified as Sandor Francias Gabris, 42, of Prince George. He was arrested without incident and appeared in court on Aug. 24, facing two counts each of pointing a firearm and forcible confinement as well as a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. He was released until his next court appearance, scheduled for Sept. 12.

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Will you be going to the South Cariboo Fall Fair?

Herb Thomas 100 Mile House I won’t be going. I’m painting the house.

Melody Henderson Canim Lake Yes, I’ll probably go. I usually do. I like to see the displays.

Jonathan McCormick Lone Butte Yes. My wife is involved with the Cariboo Calico Quilters. We both go every year.

Doug McGregor Canim Lake No. I’m going to a party in Abbotsford for old friends. I usually go to the fair.

RCMP seeking information on jumper QUESNEL - Investigation continues into a suspicious occurrence which took place on the Moffat Bridge in Quesnel Saturday afternoon. Shortly before 3 p.m. Aug. 18, Quesnel RCMP received a report of a male jumping off of the Moffat Bridge into the Fraser River. Witnesses were concerned for the male’s well being and called 911. Quesnel RCMP and Search and Rescue personnel commenced a search of the shoreline and river but were unable to locate the male. An aerial search of the area was also conducted. The male was not located and Quesnel RCMP have not received any subsequent missing persons report for a male matching this description. The male is described as a thin Caucasian male who appeared to be in his late teens or early 20s. He was wearing light brown shorts and had long dark hair and possibly a beard. RCMP are looking to speak with anyone who may have information regarding this incident.



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Bad turn… The light standard at the corner of Highway 97 and First Avenue in 100 Mile House was taken down when a tractor-trailer driver made an improper turn. The trailer unit went over the sidewalk, catching the light standard and taking it down Aug. 30. Crews were out the same day to repair the damage.

Driver nabbed at 121 km/h over limit POLICE REPORT 100 Mile RCMP responded to 78 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Excessive speeding It was a busy weekend for 100 Mile Traffic Services, as six drivers were stopped for speeding excessively on Highway 97 south of 100 Mile House. The speeds of these offenders ranged from 47 to 121 km/h over the posted speed limit. Each of the drivers had their vehicles impounded for seven days and were charged with excessive speed. The male driver who reached the speed of 121 km/h over the posted speed limit also did not possess a valid driver’s licence and was also charged for that offence. Drug bust In the evening of Aug. 30, members of the 100 Mile House RCMP executed a search warrant in relation to a theft of Hydro complaint at a residence on Emerald Crescent near Lac La Hache. While executing the warrant, a marijuana grow operation was discovered inside the residence. Items seized from the

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of the seized drugs is estimated to be $450,000. The investigation into this matter is continuing. CrimeStoppers On Aug. 29 at 6 a.m., an employee from a business in the 400 block of Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House was opening the business for the morning when an unknown male approached the female employee and demanded money. The employee replied that there was no money on the premises. At that time, the audible alarm from the business went off and the unknown

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Fall fair exhibit co-ordinator M-J Cousins says there is a lot to see and do during the annual South Cariboo Community Fall Fair, Sept. 7-9. Cousins says she hopes everyone comes out to enjoy the fair. The South Cariboo Rec. Centre will be filled with many different unique new and returning vendors. Many of the local clubs and organizations will also have information booths set-up. Saturday and Sunday, the outdoor stage will feature performances by a number of local artists, including the 2012 Cariboo Idols. The 22nd Annual Fall Fair Horse Show will be held at the 100 Mile & District Outriders Club grounds behind the arena. There will Western classes on Sept. 8 and English classes Sept. 9. Shows begin at 8:30 a.m. both days. There will be a host of different vendors and displays in the parking lot before folks get inside the arena. Children will be able to enjoy some playtime on the four air-filled, large bouncy toys that Canlan Ice Sports

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will have set up in the Lumberman’s Park ball field next to the arena. Canlan employee Laura Albert says she still needs of some volunteers to help man the Kidzone play area. Contact her at Canlan at 250-3951353 if you can lend a hand. For exhibit information or to volunteer, contact Cousins at 250-791-1950.

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School pullouts under construction Work is underway on three Community Safety Enhancement projects to help improve student and bus safety by providing pullouts off the road and improving traffic flow around school buses. South Cariboo school bus pullouts will be constructed on Horse Lake Road at Wolfe Road near Horse Lake; on Highway 24 at Machete Lake Road near Bridge Lake; and on Green Lake South Road at Lake Access No. 7.

Anything we can do to improve the safety of children and motorists is something I support wholeheartedly.”

Donna Barnett

Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of September. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says it’s vitally important to not have children standing near a road while waiting to get on a school bus. Barnett adds she often hears complaints from grandparents

are part of $5 million invested this year by the provincial government for safety projects in and near communities to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists

and motorists on provincial highways. These projects were selected by the MOTI through consultation with local governments and law enforcement.

about this issue. “Anything we can do to improve the safety of children and motorists is something I support wholeheartedly. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) has done a wonderful job of identifying these areas of improvement.” These projects


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Rev it up for Christmas in September Polish up the chrome and purchase a new toy for the 12th Annual Toy Run in 100 Mile House. The popular benefit event for the 100 Mile Food Bank Society takes place in the A&W parking lot on Sept. 16,

with the collection of toys and cash starting at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., engines will be revved up for a leisurely ride to a destination that will be determined on ride day and be dependent on the weather.

Phil Doddridge, one of the key co-ordinators, encourages all motor enthusiasts to get involved. “It’s one way that the community can pull together to help the food bank.” Last year, the

event raised $1,200 in cash and brought in a truckload of toys, which were distributed by the food bank at Christmas. Doddridge says he’d like to hit the $2,000 mark this year. He adds plans for

Spanish Mountain Gold update CRD BRIEFS Brian Grove, Spanish Mountain Gold president and CEO, and Marissa Nobauer from Cantana Consulting appeared before the Cariboo Regional District board to provide an update on the Spanish Mountain Gold Mine project, Aug. 24. The project, which is located near Likely, has completed the exploration drilling

phase and is now in the pre-environmental assessment process. If this mine proceeds, approximately 600 temporary jobs will be created during the construction phase and 300 permanent positions would be created once the mine is operational. Further information about this project is available online at spanishmountain

provided the directors with information about some of the projects she is currently working on throughout the region. Topics included an update on the Special

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Committee on Timber Supply. Barnett also expressed her support for the South Cariboo’s and the CRD’s opposition to the proposed federal electoral boundaries.

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a show ‘n shine to be held at the end of the ride are in the works, but details are still being ironed out. For more information, call Doddridge at 250-395-2296, or Steve Anderson at 250-395-3547.


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Accessible Trail officially opens Lac la Hache is the latest community in the Cariboo-Chilcotin to develop a wheelchair-accessible trail. The Lac la Hache Community Trail was built in partnership between the Cariboo Regional District (CRD), the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Northern Development Initiative Trust, the Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition and the Lac la Hache Community Club. Says CRD chair Al Richmond: “This is the next step in making the CaribooChilcotin one of the most attractive wheelchair-accessible tourism destinations in the world. Projects, such as the Lac la Hache Community Trail, show what can be accomplished through regional collaboration and commitment to improving the quality of life for residents

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The Lac la Hache Community Trail at the Felker Homestead Site was officially opened Aug. 25. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, left, Lac la Hache Community Club president Larry McCrea, community club treasurer Jeanette McCrea, CRD chair Al Richmond, and CRD Area H Director Margo Wagner cut the ribbon during the opening of the Lac la Hache Garlic Festival. and visitors of all abilities.” The 620-metre trail provides visitors picturesque views of Lac la Hache from several viewpoints. It starts from an expansive accessible shelter with picnic tables, and heads down to the

lakeshore. Lac la Hache Community Club president Larry McCrea says the club offers its thanks to everyone involved and invites the public to come and take a stroll along the lake. When our government announced

the $30-million Community Recreation Program, the Lac la Hache Community Trail was exactly the sort of project we had in mind, says CaribooChilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. Janine North, N o r t h e r n Development Initiative Trust CEO, says Northern Development is pleased to assist Lac la Hache and many other Cariboo communities expand their wheelchair-accessible tourism opportunities through its Community Halls and Recreation Facilities grant program. The Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition (CCBAC) funds projects like these where there are strong partnerships to help our region

Lace up your sneakers for annual Terry Fox Run Monika Paterson Free Press

The Terry Fox Run will start at the South Cariboo Visitor Centre on Airport Road in 100 Mile House, Sept. 16. The run will begin at 1 p.m. and participants can walk, run, roller blade, ride bikes, and push strollers for the fivekilometre event. Event organizer Werner Heine says “everything is on track, but more vol-

unteers are still needed.” Werner and his wife, Janet, have organized this event for 12 years and now they want to step back after this year’s event. Werner says they hope someone will step up and take over. He adds this would be a good time for someone to come out and learn what this event is all about. All ages are encouraged to participate in the run, and

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economically, environmentally and socially, says CCBAC chair Mayor Kerry Cook. CRD trustees passed a resolution in 2006 to work towards developing the Cariboo-Chilcotin as a world leader in accessible outdoor recreation and tap into niche tourism markets for persons of low mobility. Other CRD w h e e l c h a i r- a c c e s sible sites include Tatlayoko, Kersley’s Sisters Creek Trail, Cottonwood Historic Site, Sepa Lake Accessible Trail and the Horsefly Salmon Spawning Trails. There are currently 13 other accessible wilderness trails being developed by the CRD, some of which were funded through the Community Recreation Program.

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OCP Amendment

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has received an applicaƟon to amend Cariboo Regional District South Cariboo Area Oĸcial Community Plan Bylaw No. 3100, 1995 by redesignaƟng the property described below: Bylaw No. 4749 District Lot 3871, Lillooet District, Except Plans 16567, 29869 and 33204 from General ResidenƟal (RG) designaƟon to Parks and RecreaƟon (PR) designaƟon and Parts of District Lot 4283, Lillooet District, Lying North of Horse Lake Road, Containing 3.616 hectares More or Less, from Agricultural (Ag) designaƟon to General ResidenƟal (RG) and Parks and RecreaƟon (PR) designaƟons. Purpose for RedesignaƟon: To create a 9-lot subdivision and a 3.14 ha parkland area for Atwood Creek.

Rezoning Amendment

The CRD has also received an applicaƟon to amend South Cariboo Area Zoning Bylaw No. 3501, 1999 by rezoning the property described below: Bylaw No. 4750 District Lot 3871, Lillooet District, Except Plans 16567, 29869 and 33204, from Rural 1 (RR 1) zone to Rural 2 (RR 2) and Open Space, Parkland (OSP) zones and Parts of District Lot 4283, Lillooet District, Lying North of Horse Lake Road Containing 3.616 hectares More or Less, from Resource/ Agricultural (RA 1) zone to Rural 2 (RR 2) and Open Space, Parkland (OSP) zones (minimum lot size – 2 ha (RR 2)) (maximum density – 10 lots in RR 2; OSP area is 3.1 ha)

The subject property is located in the vicinity of 6485 Watson Road and Horse Lake Road, as shown on the sketch plan below, and is owned by A. Gruber Enterprises Ltd. and the Crown.

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Public hearings are for all persons who believe their interest in property is aīected by the proposed bylaws. The public hearings are to be held by a delegate of the Cariboo Regional District Board. A copy of the CRD resoluƟon is available for public inspecƟon. WriƩen submissions regarding the proposed bylaw will also be received. These submissions may be submiƩed at the public hearing or should be received in the Cariboo Regional District oĸce at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4, (fax number 392-2812) fortyeight hours prior to the hearing. No further informaƟon or representaƟons can be considered by the CRD Board aŌer the public hearing. The bylaw and an informaƟon package may be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District oĸce, 175 Airport Road, 100 Mile House, BC, V2J 2B8 between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from September 5, 2012 to September 11, 2012 inclusive (excepƟng public holidays). This informaƟon may also be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District oĸce at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from September 5, 2012 to September 11, 2012 inclusive (excepƟng public holidays). Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department of the CRD at 1-800-665-1636. Rick Brundrige, MCIP, Registered Planner Manager of Planning Services

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Donna Bellingham moves on District of 100 Mile House corporate administrator Donna Bellingham has left the municipality to accept a position with the District of Hope. 100 Mile House administrator Roy Scott says Bellingham’s absence is a great loss to the community. “Donna is a pretty selflessly devoted individual who will be missed. “She’d do absolutely anything you’d ask her to do and he organizational skills were far, far above average.” Bellingham was also “awesome” to work with and an “excellent” employee, he adds. Born and raised in Vancouver, she relocated to the South


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Donna Bellingham, left, was presented with a gift from the District of 100 Mile House by Councillor Bill Hadden during a recent dinner held in her honour shortly before she left for a new position in Hope. Cariboo in 1984. She worked in banking, real estate bookkeeping and conveyancing before joining the municipal staff in the early 1990s and quickly worked her way

up the ranks into administration. Scott notes her departure “leaves a hole” in the organization, but he’s confident in the skill sets of the remaining staff to fill that gap in

the short term. “We’ll assess if we want to fill [that position] over time. “It’s pretty hard to replace Donna. Her corporate history, after 17 years, will be tough to [match].”

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The first bingo night of the season will be held Sept. 13 at Seventy Mile Access Centre (SMAC). Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and play starts at 7. For more information, call Vic at 250-456-2321. Poker tourney The first 70 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department poker tournament will be


held Sept. 8 at the 70 Mile Community Hall. Doors open at 11 a.m. and play starts at 1. Meals are available. The top 5 finishers receive cash prizes. To register, call Vic at 250-456-2321 or e-mail vpopiel70@ SMAC meeting The Seventy Mile Access Centre will hold a general meeting at the centre Sept. 12, starting at 10 a.m., and everyone is welcome. Bookmobile The ThompsonNicola Bookmobile will be in the area on Sept. 6. It will be at the

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Top 10 invasive plants growing in the South Cariboo This continuing series of articles highlights the most common invasive plants found in the South Cariboo, and how to identify them, with information and photos provided by the Cariboo Regional District. Invasive plants are second only to habitat loss for the most significant threat to biodiversity, identified by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. There are currently 30 different invasive plants in the

Top 10 list: Himalayan Balsam Also known as Policemen’s Helmet, Jewel Weed, Poor Man’s Orchid or the “Touch Me Not Plant,” Himalayan Balsam spreads when the seedpods are dis-

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Himalayan Balsam Cariboo region, with this number growing over time, and all pose a significant threat in many ways. Number 5 on the

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A number of guest speakers are slated to do presentations and demonstrations during the South Cariboo Community Fall Fair, Sept. 7-9. Exhibit co-ordinator M-J Cousins notes that on Friday evening, Gina MyhillJones (2012 Garlic Fest cook-off winner) will do a demonstration on how to make hot and cold Garlic Canapés. On Saturday (Sept. 8), the always popular Don Basserman will return to do a presentation on urban farming and preserves at 10:30 a.m., and at 2 p.m., South Cariboo Agri-Cultural Centre member Sherry Stewart will talk about the nutritional ways to prepare kale, its health benefits and the new super snack, kale chips, as well as other uses and ways to prepare kale. On Saturday, outdoor stage performances will begin at 11 a.m. Performers will include the Cheeky Lil’ Monkeys, Christine Lewis and Courtney Peterson, Border Run and the

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South Cariboo gardeners will have a chance to showcase their beautiful floral arrangements at the annual fall fair. 2012 Cariboo Idols will start at 3 p.m. On Sunday (Sept. 9) at 1 p.m., Community Enhancement and Economic Development Society (CEEDS) members Rod Henneker will explain how to make cranberry juice and jellies. There will be a number of performers, including Gary Seminoff, on the outdoor stage, and beginning at 1 p.m., the Cariboo Idols make their way on stage for a song before the 2012 winner is announced. Parents can drop their children off for some playtime at the Kidzone. It’s open on Sept. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.; Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sept. 9 from 10 a.m.


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to 3 p.m. Parents will then be able to check out the many vendors, booths and displays in the arena without having to worry about their children. Canlan Ice Sports is bringing in four bouncy castle toys for children up to age 12 to play on in Lumberman’s Park ball field next to the arena. Dog agility and archery demos will take place in the Stan

Halcro Arena during the fair. A display booth manned by South Cariboo AgriCultural Enterprise Centre CEEDS members will be answering questions and handing out information outside the curling rink exhibit entrance all weekend. They want to raise awareness of local sustainable living and organic produce in the South Cariboo.

Exhibit registration are rolling along Many exhibit registrations have already come in online for the 2012 South Cariboo Community Fall Fair, Sept. 7-9. M-J Cousins says the plans for the competition exhibits are in the final stages. “The fair is a time to showcase the many talents in our community, including cooking, baking, gardening, arts and crafts and so much more.” Adults and children alike can enter some 400 different categories. Cousins encourages everyone to enter the people’s choice categories for the best scarecrow, bestdressed zucchini and the best Cariboo outdoor plant container. She urges people to register their entries online rather than stand in long lineups on registration day (Sept. 4). Entry registrations will

close at 8 p.m. Do not bring your entry pieces in at registration time, she adds. Entries can be dropped off Sept. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m., and the final intake of entries will be accepted Sept. 7 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the exhibit hall in the curling rink. Fees per entry are $1 for adults and children 16 years and under are 50 cents. These fees are to be paid when items are dropped off. The committee will not be accepting any late entries. Complete rules, guidelines and entry forms can be found in the Fall Fair guide, which can be found at numerous locations around town and online at www.100milefallfair. com. Contact Cousins at 250-791-1950for more information and to volunteer.

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Community C O M M U N I T Y CA L E N DA R Community events listed must be of a non-profit nature and will be published free of charge one week prior to the event. Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon. Events for the online calendar can be submitted to the calendar feature on the home page at However, online calendar submissions are not automatically picked up for the Free Press. 100 MILE - The 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting Toddler Time for children 18-36 months on Wednesdays, 10-10:20 a.m. Pre-registration is required; call 250395-2332 or drop in at the library. 100 MILE – The 100 Mile House SPCA is hosting its annual PAWS for a Cause in Centennial Park on Sept. 16. Registration is 10 a.m., with walk and games to follow. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges. 100 MILE - The 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting a preschool program for children three to five years old on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and on Thursdays 1:30-2:15 p.m. Preregistration is required; call 2503954-2332 or drop in at the library. 100 MILE - The Family History Centre (FHC) for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will reopen

weekly on Tuesdays, starting Sept. 11. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Many premium websites available for free. For more information, call 250395-3390. 100 MILE - The 100 Mile and District Stamp Club will resume its regular meeting on Sept. 12 and will continue to meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 1-2:30 p.m. in the 100 Mile House Branch Library meeting room. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts. For more information, call Glenna at 250395-3361. 100 MILE - Cariboo Canine Center invites folks to join Kay Gibson and Reina for free puppy classes in Centennial Park, Saturday mornings at 11 a.m., Sept. 1-22. Open to all puppies ages two to five months. Puppies must be up-to-date with vaccinations. For more information, call 250-397-2670.

100 MILE - The Healing Touch Community Program offers healing touch energy therapy the second and fourth Friday of each month, 1-3 p.m., at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre, 486 Birch Ave. There is no charge, and no appointment is necessary. Call Barb MacLeod at 250-7916530 or Gail Orr at 250-395-2373 for more information. 100 MILE - The South Cariboo Lioness Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the BJ’s Donuts & Eatery at 305 Birch Ave. They also hold a potluck lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the 100 Mile United Church at 169 N. Dogwood Cresc. Contact Janet Belcourt for more information at 250-395-3550. 100 MILE Creekside Seniors regular monthly meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30

a.m. in the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre. 100 MILE - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) BC #1170 meets Thursdays at the 100 Mile House United Church at 43 Dogwood Ave. Weighin is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call Kirsteen at 250395-3344 or Agnes at 250-395-4129 for more information. 100 MILE - The 100 Mile House Red Cross Medical Equipment Loans Service needs volunteers. The service provides those in need with a shortterm loan of medical equipment. If you wish to volunteer, call 250-395-9092 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays for more information. 100 MILE - Cariboo Calico Quilters Guild members meet at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Roberta at 250-395-4472 or Janice at 250-395-2017 for information.

Grant writing workshop scheduled The Northern Interior Communities Association (NICA) and the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Grant Writer program will co-host a grant writing workshop for community groups, organizations and charities from the Cariboo-Chilcotin, Sept. 14-15. The event will take place in the City of Williams Lake council chambers. The workshop and the one-on-one sessions are free and light refreshments will be available. On Sept. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., NICA will provide a twohour presentation on grant writing. Groups can also register for a 30-minute oneon-one session with NICA staff members, which will be held Sept. 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The workshop will focus on

how to write successful applications for the BC Community Gaming Grants program and its current intake for the Human and Social Services sector. The deadline for grant applications to this program is Nov. 30. The session will also provide valuable grant writing basics which can be applied to all funding program applications. Community groups and organizations planning on attending are encouraged to bring along applications in progress, or previously completed submissions to receive feedback on how to improve their grant writing techniques. RSVP is required before Sept. 10, by emailing grantwriter@cariboord., or calling the CRD at 250-392-3351 or toll free 1-800-

665-1636 and mention you are confirming your attendance for the grant writer workshop. Please specify if your community group would like a one-on-one session and preferred time. Time slots are available on a first-come-firstserve basis. For more information about this workshop, contact NICA workshop co-ordinator Rhonda Dickson at 250-5622553 or e-mail coordinator@ Information may also be obtained by contacting the CRD grant writer at grantwriter@cariboord. For further information about the CRD Community Grant Writer program, or to subscribe to the Community Grant Writer online newsletter, email grantwriter@

100 MILE - 2887 RMR RCACC local army cadets for youths 12-18 years meet Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Youth Training Centre at 5830 Horse Lake Rd. No cost. For more information, call Capt. Kevin Seal at 250706-2446.

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Scotty’s 100 Mile Mud Drags a crowd-pleaser Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Adrenaline-driven drivers left nothing on the table at the North West Mud Racing Association (NWMRA) sanctioned Scotty’s 100 Mile Mud Drags on the weekend. Slightly more than 50 vehicles churned up the muck, Sept. 1-2 at 105 Mile, in a trio of carefully prepared pits. While the Cariboo gumbo claimed a few victims, Overdraft, driven by Steve Strell of Langley set a new track record of 2.346 seconds in the paddle class event, annihilating the old record of 2.364. The record came on his final pass of the event, which NWMRA spokesperson Dave Biddlecomb says was no surprise. “It’s typically when people put their machines on kill. They’ll go for broke on the last pass of the weekend.” Crowds were moderate on Saturday when cooler weather prevailed, but they came out in great-

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Mud Sweat and Beer, front, driven by Ian Brewster and Rob Gagnon of Langley ran into trouble during a pass with Midlife Crisis at Scotty’s 100 Mile Mud Drags on Sept. 1. er numbers on Sunday, when it was warmer. Over the two days, 323 adults and 140 children came through the gate. The event was the final one of a five-event NWMRA series and when total points were tallied, Boondoggle driven by Jim Meade from Lac la

Hache finished in second place overall in E Class. He also placed first and posted the fastest time on the weekend in the same event. In A Class competition, Bad Habit Two, driven by Kyle Buchanan of Lone Butte, was first with the best three of four passes

made on the weekend. He also had the fastest time in his class. Austin Briand of Lone Butte drove Son of a Redneck to fourth place. Midlife Crisis driven by Chris Meeres of Prince George won the B Class event and also picked up second place

in the D event. Dirty 30s, driven by Brad Astbury of Langley, was first in F Class, and Terry Barton of Lac la Hache picked up a thirdplace finish in the Street Class event driving Old Ugly. The Street Class competition also had Rod

Morton of Lone Butte drive The Fishing Truck to fourth place. “It was challenging mud,” says Christine Biddlecomb, NWMRA head timer. “It was quite gooey and thick and hard on the cars. That kind of mud creates a lot of breakage and it did.” She adds it was a great weekend all in all. “It was a good crowd and lots of cheering. On some of the really good passes, the crowd just went nuts.” One of the highlights was Saturday’s halftime show during which a Ford Escort was run without coolant and people had to guess how long it would last. After the engine gave up, Bumpy, a monster truck driven by Leonard and Gerald Stern of Mission drove over the car, trying to finish it off. The plan backfired with Bumpy rolling over onto its side. Next, the indestructible little car withstood the assault of a front-end loader for some time before finally caving in.

Winning not everything at BC Seniors Games South Cariboo athletes managed to earn a few medals at the Burnaby 2012 BC Seniors Games on Aug. 21-25, with 4,000 seniors, aged 55 years and older, competing in 26 sports. Events included a wide range of sports and interests from dragon boat racing and whist to pickleball and one-act plays. Zone 9 North Central Region representative and athlete Beverley Iverson, 75, of 108 Mile Ranch represented the zone well, reeling in three silver medals in track-and-field competition. Her medals came in the age class 75-79, 5,000-metre power walk, and 100-m and 200-m sprints. She also placed fifth in both shot put and javelin. Iverson says she is her own coach and trainer. “I walk around the lake every day for an hour and train in the yard, jogging around the driveway. I have a simple bike, too, and I ride that around.” She also swims daily and takes aquacize classes.

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Neil Endacott of Horse Lake competed in a three-part cycling event, which included a 60-kilometre distance race at the 2012 Burnaby BC Seniors Games recently. New this year to the sports of javelin and shot put, Iverson borrowed equipment from a local school after its track-andfield season was over and a friend showed her how to use them. “You live and learn, even at 75.” Iverson says she would like to get a javelin, shot put and

discus of her own, so she can start training earlier next year. This was Iverson’s fifth trip to the Games and the three latest medals bring her overall total to eight. The haul includes a bronze in cards, two gold in swimming, and in 2010, two bronze in track-and-field. With no previous background in track-and-field,

swimming would have been her field of choice, but being the only swim competitor from the North Central Region back in 2010, she says it was too lonely. “There are lots of people in track from our zone. It’s nice being able to root for other people and it makes it more fun.” Iverson says she wasn’t sports-minded or athletic before entering her first Seniors Games, but she’s hooked now and wishes more people would give it a try. “It’s lots of fun and the people you meet are so nice. Everyone was very helpful in telling me what to do for next year. They’re there for participation and not for the straight winning.” In carpet bowling, Rob and Rose Magnusson teamed up with Ed and Maureen Van Gool to place fifth in the men and women 55+ team of four event. Also in carpet bowling, Roy Winton, Sandy Hurly and Kitty Carroll placed eighth in the

men and women 55+ team of three division. Cyclist Neil Endacott, 63, competed in a hill climb, time trial and the 60-kilometre distance event but did not place. He’d put on 900 km training for the Games and was surprised to see that it wasn’t enough to keep him ahead of some of the competition. “I had guys 70-plus passing me.” David Funk, who competed in snooker, didn’t place and neither did Dan Carson, Ralph MacEachern, or Rene and Ruth LeBlanc who competed in darts. Rene says there was a lot of competition this year. “We still had a lot of fun and met a lot of new people. I’ll be back next year, but have to qualify first.” Among the 13 participating zones, North Central placed sixth in the medal count, with 34 gold, 36 silvers, and 26 bronzes for a total of 96. The winner was Zone 4 Lower Mainland with 433 medals.


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Cole Kendy, front, of 100 Mile House tees off at the 2012 Cariboo Open at 108 Golf Resort on Aug. 31, to the satisfaction of his foursome members Brad Duncan of Cloverdale, back left, and Wayne Semancik of Richmond.

Golfers go home with prizes By Spence Henderson Ninety-three golfers shared $16,000 worth of prizes in this year’s Cariboo Open at the 108 Golf Resort, Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Shane Wilkie shot an even par 213 over the three rounds to successfully defend his title for the third consecutive time. Overall low net went to Jason Harris. Tom Huth was second by four strokes, followed by Chris

Seeley and Chris Stevens. First flight low gross went to Jim Zailo, followed by Matt McNeil. In the second flight, it was Eric Friesen low gross and Phil Bernert low net, followed by Guy Erickson and Al Sidor. The third flight saw Brad Duncan win low gross and Dan Hadden took low net, followed by Larry Pinkney and Tom Lund.

The fourth-flight low gross went to Al Kregosky and Rob Shields had the low net, followed by Ron Thurston and Gary Desjardines. When word gets out about the course conditions and prizes, we can expect a lot more golfers next year, as each golfer went home with a dozen Pro V Titleist balls, a participant mug, souvenir booklet and an average of $150 in prizes.

There were 50 draw prizes, including patio sets and drivers, at the dinner on Saturday night and 42 prizes were handed out to the winning golfers on Sunday afternoon. Hats are tipped to the staff of the 108 Golf Resort for a great job.

The Monday Afternoon Seniors Bowling League gets rolling on Sept. 10 for weekly sessions from noon to 2:30 p.m. at The Bowling Alley in 100 Mile House. The league welcomes people 55 years and older to join them for fun and exercise. The cost is $11.50 per session and that covers three games of bowling and prizes at the year-end banquet. League president Laurrene Duff-Bailey says bowling with her group provides great social interaction and is a good winter pastime. “It gets you active without stressing your body. New bowlers are welcome.” Members play in team competition and also for individual high scores. For more information, call Duff-Bailey at 250-791-6400.

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Bike club in gear for race series Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

The Hun City Mountain Bike Club is pretty pumped about its upcoming Stormrider Race Series, with events at 99 Mile and at 108 Mile, Sept. 22-23. There is a crosscountry challenge slated for the 108 Trail Network on Sept. 22 at 10 a.m., and a downhill race at 11 a.m. on Sept. 23 at the Stormrider Downhill course at the 99 Mile Trail Network. There will be a barbecue in the skills park at the bottom of the course, following the downhill race. Key organizer and club president Dwayne Chamberlain says a lot of work has gone into the building and maintenance of both trail systems, along with repairs to signage after vandals ripped out approximately 20 signs on the 108 network. Both trail systems, as well as the skills park in 100 Mile House, are maintained by volunteers from the bike club and currently they’re

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Cross-country and downhill races will be included in the Stormrider Race Series mountain bike event on Sept. 22-23 at the 108 Trail Network and 99 Mile Trail Network respectively. concentrating their efforts on constructing a second downhill trail at 99 Mile. Chamberlain sees the skills park as a community gem. “It’s a great place to practice technical riding with jumps, a wall ride and lots of other features and the Stormrider trail will take you right down to it.” The bike park is located at the end of Seventh Street, just beyond Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School.

The 108 trails cross land owned by The Hills Health Ranch and Chamberlain says the bike club is working with The Hills to further build a mountain bike culture in the area. Bike trail maps are available for $10 from the club and can be purchased at 100 Miler Gear Garage. A deal is offered with

the purchase of a $20 club membership, which includes the book of maps and one free race. Race entry fees are $15 for the first one and the second for $10 for club members. For non-members, it’s $20 for one and $35 for the pair. Race registration can be done at the Gear Garage or online

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Disappointing season for Lynden Jeffrey Ken Alexander Free Press

It’s been an upand-down season for 108 Mile Ranch golf phenom Lynden Jeffrey. The tall, lanky 15-year-old not only qualified for the British Columbia Juvenile Boys & Girls (14-16 years) Championships when it was held in Prince George (qualifier for all provincial age groups) on June 9-10, but he also qualified for the B.C. Junior championships (1719 years). He did this by winning the Prince George event by two strokes, with rounds of 73 (two over par) on the first day and 77 (six over par). He led by two strokes going into the clubhouse after the first day, but says he was a bit nervous at the start of the second day because he was in the foursome with the four strongest players from the previous day. Two of them were two strokes back of him and the third was three back. He got off to a bit

of rough start and was concentrating on beating the guys who were closest to him. By the fifth hole, Lynden says he realized the golfer who started three back was now ahead of him. After taking stock of the situation, Lynden says he decided to forget about what the other guys were doing and “just focus on my own game.” Noting he didn’t play great that day, he adds the only thing that saved him was his putter. “My putting was amazing; anything that was 10 feet and in was dropping.” By playing his own game, he was able to pick up the lead and finished two strokes better than the rest of the field. That was the high point, but it didn’t go very well after that. Lynden says he was excited about qualifying for both the Junior and the Juvenile championships, but he didn’t go to the Juniors in late July because of work commitments. However, he felt confident about

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Most of the strokes are made or saved within 10-15 yards from the green, and 108 Mile Ranch golfer Lynden Jeffrey knows it’s important to perfect his short game. competing in the Juveniles, which was being held at the Princeton Golf and Country Club, Aug. 21-23. To prepare, he was hitting about 150 balls a day at the 108 Golf Resort. Lynden says his putting is the best part of his game right now and he was confident going up against the 70 or so players he would be competing against in Princeton. And why not, he would be taking his 2.4 handicap with him. However, his dream to compete at the Provincials came crashing down when

Lynden contracted bronchitis on Aug. 15, less than a week before he was supposed to head down to Princeton. Hopeful he might be able to shake it in time for the Provincials, Lynden says he was just too weak to play well. “I was a little disappointed I couldn’t go, but I didn’t want to go there and shoot in high eighties or low nineties and just embarrass myself and not even make the cut.” To make up for the disappointment, Lynden is going to compete in a couple of the Maple Leaf Junior

Tour one-day tournaments, which will put him up against more competitive players. He will be competing at the Pitt Meadows Golf Club on Sept. 9 and the Pagoda Ridge Golf Course in Langley on Oct. 6. Noting it will be a good test for him, Lynden says he wants to see how he stacks up against some of the better players in B.C. who follow the circuit. He has been back out on the course hitting a lot of balls and tuning up his game for the fall tournaments, and says he is ready to compete.

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Lynden Jeffrey says the strongest part of his game is his putting and a great putt starts by finding the correct line for the putt up.


Every golfer carries the appropriate weapons into every tournament he or she enters. Sometimes they have a lucky putter or a favourite driver or wedge; sometimes it’s the best clubs they can afford. When Lynden Jeffrey arrived in Princeton for the Provincial Boys and Girls Championships, his golf bag contained nothing but Titleist products: Irons – Titleist AP2 Drivers – Titleist – 909D, including his driver, 3 wood and 5 wood Wedges– Titleist Vokeys Putter – Titleist Scotty Cameron with a fatty grip Balls – Titleist Pro V1 Asked if he was sponsored by Titleist, Lynden smiles and says, “I wish.”

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Penning and sorting competition enjoyed The Central BC Team Penning A s s o c i a t i o n (CBCTPA) hosted a Canadian Qualifier, team cattle-penning competition July 28 and a team cattle-sorting July 29 at the 100 Mile House & District Rodeo Grounds. CBCTPA president Caron Walker of 100 Mile House spearheaded the event where 60 riders from Vanderhoof, Vernon, Langley and Germany joined the local riders. Cattle penning had 127 sanctioned teams, a non-sanctioned Pro Am Novice with 20 teams, and sorting on Sunday with 86 teams for a total payout of $12,200.

Team cattle penning consists of three riders in an arena who must cut out from a herd (30 head) and pen three head of cattle with the team’s assigned number within a specified time limit. The fastest time wins. The CBCTPA show in 100 Mile had two goes with the total of six head penned with the fastest combined time winning. This was a qualifier for the National Finals, which attracts team penners from across Canada, in Claresholm, Aberta Oct. 5-8. Riders must attend a minimum of five sanctioned shows in order to compete at the Nationals.

Penning Ten class First Kelly Anderson, Laurie Anderson and Laura Kokesch, 78.22 seconds. Second - George deJonge, Debbie Molnar and Cathy Sinclair, 78.64. Third - Homer Alexis, Tess Swierstra and Theresa Swierstra, 89.25. Seven class First - Heather Bowing, deJonge and Sinclair, 83.2. Second - Kokesch, Vicki Ophus and Angela Pigeon, 88.15. Third Len Gamache, Sue Norquay and Norm Reynolds, 88.33.

Five class First - Laurie Black-Haughton, Stan Brandt and Eric Lachapelle, 91.34. Second - Jaime Giesbrecht, Joe Giesbrecht and Launi Giesbrecht, 91.37. Third Gord Tomson, Carol vanDongen and Travis vanDongen, 99.54. Team cattle sorting is where a small herd of numbered cattle (0-9) are brought into a large pen along with two others that have no numbers. As the two-person team enters the pen, the starting number for each team will be announced. Then, the cattle must be brought through a gate in numeric order, leav-

Competitive Trail Ride enjoyed Monika Paterson Free Press

The 2012 British Columbia Competitive Trail Ride Association riders mounted up and rode the scenic trails of the Cariboo Plateau recently. They started at The Hills Health Ranch campground and rode the trails that meandered to the surrounding lakes. Co-ordinator Joanne Macaluso explains the main objective of a competitive trail ride (CTR) is to work the horses on well-marked trails in a specific period of time, which provides a basis of fair comparison for determining the horse’s soundness, behaviour and attitude. A CTR is not a race, and judgment in timing and pacing is the key to success. The winner is usually the one who rode his or her horse at a consistent pace throughout the ride. There are three levels of competition. Level 1 is 19-32 kilometres in length, level 2 is 32-48 km and level three is

ing the unnumbered cattle behind. At the 100 Mile show, an interval timer was used. As each “clean” cow passed through the gate, the time is recorded. Any unnumbered cattle, or any cattle through the gate out of order results in a “no time.” The largest number of “clean” cattle with the fastest combined times wins. At the show in 100 Mile, there were two goes (if you penned clean) and a Top 10. Sorting cattle is not a sanctioned event and many local riders competed. Cattle sorting Two person Eight class First - Molnar and Brent Shaw, 173.71 seconds. Second - Molnar and Jen Shaw, 164.24.

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Laura Saunders rode Sonny, while selecting cows during the recent cattle-sorting competition at the 100 Mile & District Outriders Grounds. Third - James Allan and Lee Ann Crosina, 168.91. Four class First - Gamache

and Tomson, 166.13. Second - Pigeon and Reynolds, 173.44. Third - Rick Loreth and Ophus, 146.34.

DRIVE ONE Monika Paterson photo

Fanny Bay resident Tammy Mercer, left, and Nicola Maughn of 100 Mile House rode the level 3, 64-kilometre loop of trails in the Cariboo Plateau. The British Columbia Competitive Trail Ride started at The Hills Health Ranch at 108 Mile recently. 48-80 km. This year’s ride offered distances of 31.5 km, 47.5 km and 64 km. The 26 riders and their mounts completed their distances and were judged by Williams Lake veterinarian Ross Hawkes. Level 1 Lightweight: first, Elaine Harris, Surrey; second, Christine Heffernan, Nanaimo; and third, Becky Dent, Hope. Heavyweight: first, Greg Healey, Surrey, (High Point First Timer Award); second, Darla Dickenson, Hope;

and third, Rhonda Hittinger, Duncan. Level 2 Lightweight: first, June Melhuish, Lillooet. Heavyweight: First, Madeline Bateman, Kamloops (Vet’s Choice Award and Overall High Point Award); second, Heidi deWit, Sicamous; and third, Denise Pascucci, Hope. Level 3 Lightweight: first, Tammy Mercer, Fanny Bay; second, Cheryl Dzida, Kamloops; and third, Brittany Bewza, Chase.

Heavyweight: first, Fred Dzida, Kamloops; and second, Bianca Mackenzie, Kelowna. A silent auction was held and the proceeds of more than $600 are being donated to the 100 Mile & District General Hospital Auxiliary for distribution to Fischer Place and Mill Site Lodge, says Macaluso. The tireless volunteers and local supporters, sponsors and businesses of the Cariboo Plateau have once again made this event a success, she adds.

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Visitor Information Counsellor Full Time Position Full Time Position at the South Cariboo Visitor Centre. Applicants must be willing to work weekends during the busy season. Must have: excellent interpersonal and telephone skills; knowledge of the local area and tourism opportunities in the region; and possess working knowledge of MS office system including Access. Must be willing to complete the Tourism/Visitor Information Counsellor Certification and maintain appropriate professional dress code and grooming standards that comply with Visitor Centre Network criteria. Apply with Resume and Cover Letter to: Julie Gilmore 100 Mile Development Corporation Box 340, 155 Airport Rd. 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 or email: Deadline is September 10, 2012 at 5:00pm.

Therapy Groups ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings in 100 Mile area: Mondays noon at #10 Scenic Place Estates. Tuesdays, 8pm, St. Timothy’’s Church. Thursdays 7:30pm, 108 Community Centre. Saturday night fireside family group 8pm, 100 Mile United Church. Sundays 7:30pm, south Cariboo Community Health Centre,rear entrance. 250-791-5286, 250395-4646, 250-395-6154, 250395-5368

Education/Tutoring ARE you an adult who struggles to read, write or do math? Partner Assisted Learning (PAL) can help! We provide free one-to-one tutoring. Call Mary at 250-395-0404

Financial Services DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1 877-5563500

ALANON - Does someone’’s drinking bother you? Meet with others who feel the same. Meet Mondays, 7pm at the Health Centre at the back of the Hospital. Contact 250-3954646

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



VERNON 100 Mile House

Volunteers 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.


TRAINED Counselor is available 24 hours a day to offer support, understanding, and help. Confidential and free of charge. Interior Crisis Line Network


is expanding their sales force. Looking for individuals with sales experience & knowledge of electronics/cellular. Full time Salary/Commission w/potential wage to be $45,000 - $75,000 Benefits.+Drop offts.resumes to $40,000 +- $50,000 Benefi #200 - 3107to48th Vernon email: Drop off resumes 916AAve. Alpine Ave., or 100 Mile House No phone calls calls please. or email: No phone please.

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For further detail on this week’s job postings get in touch with us. • Home Visitor Support Worker • Daycare Worker Assistant • Night Industrial Technician • Wireless Technician • Sales Associate • Sales Person • Room Attendant • Bartender • Servers • Restaurant Manager • Line Cook • Kitchen Prep/Counter Person • Chambermaid and Cook • Housekeeping • Mystery Shopper • Automotive Glass Installer

• Front Counter Person • Traffic Control Persons • Lubeman/Lot Person • Heavy Duty Mechanic • HVAC Service Tech • Excavator/Heavy Equip. Operator • Forklift Operator • Site Administrator • Janitorial Person • Log Loader Operator • Log Processor Operator • Highway Truck Driver • Truck Driver • Concrete Labourer/Finisher • Labourer

COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 250-395-5121 • 808 ALPINE AVE. (just down from Sunrise Ford) • Website:

This Employment Program of British Columbia is funded in whole or part by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

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IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

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. STELLATO wheel chair w/Knight Hawk adjustable back. Wheel base 22” x 1.25”. Weight capacity 250 lbs. New. Small adult size. $1500, obo. 250-395-9014.

The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Please send the name of the deceased, name/address of next of kin and name/ address of donor for tax receipt (VISA/MC accepted) to: Canadian Cancer Society, #300 - 500 Victoria St. Prince George, B.C. V2L 2J9 or Ph: 1-800-811-5666. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0.

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Drywall Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 5363 Dawson Rd. 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E1.

LAC LA HACHE Drywall Services Prices to suit - top work to boot

John Paterson Memorial donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society can be sent to: Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House SPCA can be sent to: Box 1948, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children can be sent to: 3550 Waybourne Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3K9. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon can be sent to: #203 - 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3. The South Cariboo Health Foundation welcomes memorial gifts in support of our local Acute and Residential Health Care facilities, as well as, Community Health projects and activities. Mail donations to: S.C. Health Foundation, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 or drop them off at the hospital. Donations can be made to the Gideons by phoning 1-888-482-4253, using your credit card. The Gideons will send a card to the bereaved, so have their address handy. For funeral display or other information, contact Pete Penner at 791-6302 Donations may be sent to 100 Mile House Mural Society, 6221 Aalton Road, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E3

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Feed & Hay Alfalfa/Brome mix. No rain. Barn stored. Square bales. $4/ea. Reeds Canary grass, no rain, barn stored. Square bales, $1.50/ea. 250-397-2525 ALFALFA/TIMOTHY small square bales. No Rain. First cut $5.00 a bale, second cut $6.00 a bale. Ten min. south of Little Fort, Curlew Farm. Delivery available. 250-6721087 Exc. quality horse & good feeder hay, round bales, & large squares. (250)296-3651 GOOD quality grass hay mix, this year’s $6/bale. Some small rounds avail. Last year’s $4 and $2/bale. Delivery avail. 250-397-2378 Grass hay 50-60# bales. $4.50 ea, or 750-800# rounds for $70. Stored under cover. (250)706-2824 HAY for sale. Round bales. Excellent horse hay. 400 kg. $50 per bale. Good cow hay, $40 per 400 kg bale. 250-706-7202. SAWDUST for bedding, delivery available. Call evenings. 250-706-2519. SMALL round bales. No rain, barn stored, great horse hay. $40 each. 250-397-4126

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Pets SPCA - Your best choice in pets. 250-395-5303 The SPCA needs 2 to 3 phone volunteers to answer the emergency line. Suits retired or semi-retired individuals. Also, temporary foster homes needed. Please call 250-3955303 and leave a message. *WARNING* -Ads reading, “Free to a good home”, have the potential to attract individuals that see your family pet as a way to make $$money through any number of undesirable situations; i.e. selling to animal testing labs or in the case of horses, the slaughter house. Contact the SPCA at 250-395-5303 for information on successfully placing your pet in the right kind of home. Leave a message and a volunteer will get back to you.

Merchandise for Sale Firewood/Fuel HEAT your entire home, domestic water and more with the Classic OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. Dual fuel ready models available. Call Today. Cameo Plumbing & Heating (250)395-3535.

Misc. Wanted WE BUY GOLD & SILVER in every form. NEW HOURS: Sat. 9am-1pm. 205 Birch Ave., 100 Mile House 250-395-3034 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 WANTED to buy: 12 cords of dry fir firewood, cut in 2 foot lengths. Delivered to the Imperial Ranchettes. Call 250-3954145 evenings & ask for Dan.

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100 MILE HOUSE: Moving sale. Fri. & Sat. Sept. 7 & 8 from 9-2 at #36 Travellers Trailer Park. Lots of stuff!

HORSE LAKE: 2 Family Sale. Sat. & Sun. Sept. 8 & 9 from 9-3 at 6322 Mulligan Dr. Rain or Shine!

96 MILE: Huge 2 Family yard sale. Tools, clothing, bedding, dishes, antiques etc. Every Sat. & Sun. 8am-5pm. 6767 Barnett Rd. 250-395-1816.

HORSE LAKE: Moving sale. Sat. & Sun. Sept. 8 & 9 from 9-3 at 6083 Norman Rd. Furniture, boats, etc.

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3.94 ACRES with over 500 ft. Eagle Creek frontage. Septic & well in place. Chain link fence on 3 sides with cattle grid. Cleared with ideal building site. $103,333. Ph. 250397-0016.



CMHA-SCB is now taking applications for our affordable family housing development, located on Cariboo Trail and Jens Street, 100 Mile House B.C. Application forms can be picked up at the Community Resource Centre (between the Hospital and the Junior High School), or at the

Women’s Centre (102 Bridge Creek Centre, Birch Avenue). The 25 unit project has 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units. Applicants must provide income and asset information and verification upon application. This project is sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association - South Cariboo Branch and British Columbia Housing and Management Commission.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 BDRM furnished condo on Canim Lake. Clean, quiet, N/S, N/P, util. incl. Ref. req’d. Avail. Sept. 1 - June 30. $650/m. 250-397-2243. WI FI 2 BDRM renovated apt. clean, quiet, avail. now N/S, N/P, refs req. $600/mo + util. 250-3953691 BACHELOR suite. $450/mos. incl. utilities . Ph. 250-395-3691

BC HOUSING is now accepting applications for housing from persons 55 years and older as well as disabled persons 19 years of age and older. Eligible tenants pay 30% of gross monthly income for rent. For applications contact: 250395-4743 or 1-800-834-7149. CALEDONIA MANOR: Two bdrm apts for rent. Quiet building, with elevator. In 100 Mile House. 250-706-2336

CARIBOO GARDENS Clean, large, bright 1&2 bedrooms Seniors Welcome For reliable service call Drew

250-395-0809 or 250-395-0168 PARKVIEW APTS: 1 BDRM apt for rent renovated, downtown 100 Mile. $550/mo, 2 bdrm $650, bachelor $450. Includes heat. (250)395-3660 or (250)706-9144 Commercial/ Industrial 1760 sq. ft. commercial retail space, street level, in Rosewood Building, for rent or lease. Across from Donex. 250-396-7334 or 604-5304224. FOR Rent. Bay/Shop in Century Place, opposite Timbermart. 24’ x 32’, Heated, overhead door. Suitable for light manufacturing, or storage (250)-808-7711

SMALL independent building within 100 Mile town limits. Zoning permits, many uses such as school, clinic, clubhouse, dance or fitness studio. Very reasonable rent. Call Sharon at 250-395-1333.

2 BDRM. basement suite $495/mo. OR 2 bdrm., 2 bath mobile home on 103 Lake $730/mo. Both wood stove back-up. (250) 706-9701 or (250) 395-4602


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1 BDRM SUITE with den. Nice clean end unit in 4-plex in 100 Mile $700/mo + util. Avail. Sept. 1. Jim 250-395-2550.

1977 2 door Lincoln $4,000 (250)791-5313

LARGE 1 bdrm $510 plus util. N/S. N/P. 10 min. to 100 Mile. Avail. now. 250-397-2126.

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 BDRM mobile #42 Park Dr. Estates, $600/mo. Call 250395-3268.

2 BEDROOM mobile with addition, in 100 Mile at Travellers Trailer Crt. S/F,W/D, NG furnace, garbage pickup. No pets. D.D & Ref. Req. $560/mon. 250-395-3182. ONE empty mobile home pad, #50, #52, & #4 at Park Drive Estates. 250-395-3268.

Homes for Rent 100 MILE House (Sundials) 3 bdrm twnhse. NS, NP. $600-$750. 250-395-6576 $100 MOVE IN BONUS, 2 bdrm duplex, Horse Lake Rd. minutes from 100 Mile. NP, ref. req. 250-396-4070 or 604732-0131. 108 MILE: new house, 2 bdrm, 2 full baths. Storage shed, carport. N/S, Ref & DD. Small pet ok. $900/mon & util. 250-791-6605 2 BDRM home on fenced 10 acres on Hwy. 24, Lone Butte. One level furnished. Great kitchen, sunny, avail. Sept. Suitable for seniors. N/S. Ref. req. $850/mon. 250-3953030 2 BDRM house, Horse Lake area. N/P, N/S. $725/mon. DD req. 1 yr. lease 250-609-1118. 2 BDRM trailer w/addition on 3/4 acre. Beautiful Horse Lake view. Older model. $550/mon. Avail. Sept. 250-395-3030. 3 bdrm house in Lac La Hache, avail. Sept. 15. Lg fenced yard, quiet neighborhood, many nice renos . F/S W/D, garage & wkshp. Pet ok. N/S. $750. Ref. req. 250-3950627 3 BDRM house. NS. NP. In 100 Mile House. Renovated. $900/mon. includes utilities. 250-395-1311. Avail. now. 3 BEDROOM townhouse with full basement #1 491 - C, Evergreen Cres., fridge & stove. Ref & DD required. Phone 250-395-2744. AVAILABLE Oct. to April 13. New 2 bdrm home. Horse Lake area (Ranchettes). Some lakeview; quiet; garage & outbuildings; fir flooring; bright & sunny. $850. 250-706-2340. ***Available to Rent*** 100 Mile, 2 bdrm+ Townhouse

“Close to Elementary” new renos no pets, $700/mo

CLASSIC: 1963 Chev Impala SS Sport Coup in classic condition. Is a driver. $28000. 250-395-2944.

Recreational/Sale 1974 VANGUARD camper trailer. 18’ tandem axle. $1000, obo. Make me an offer! 250791-3774 or 250-982-2155. 1992 24ft Citation 5th wheel in immaculate cond. New fridge, queen bed, fibreglass shell. $8000 OBO, 250-395-4320. A STEAL! 2010 27ft. 5th wheel. Like new, white leather couch, 2 rocker/recliners, table & 4 chairs, large, bright sunny kitchen, large slide. $18,000. 250-396-4556.

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Trucks & Vans

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Body Restored One Owner 460 Engine RV Cam

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BRIDGE LAKE Waterfront, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 1.5 acres mobile home. D/W, W/D. N/S, ref’s req’d. $675. 1-403-703-8361. CLINTON: 2 bdrm house walking distance to all amenities. $700/mon. 250459-2454. RIDGE VIEW ESTATE: 108 Mile. Spacious & bright 1 bedroom home with view. Ideal for seniors, ground maintenance incl. $795/month. 250-7916644.

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.

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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:

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100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Sports James Seeley cans hole-in-one By Spence Henderson The highest number of golfers (70) showed up Aug. 39 for Men’s Night at the 108 Golf Resort and 46 hung around for dinner. Conditions were perfect for many low scores and especially deuces and better. Seven deuces led by Harvey Knapp’s pair. However, the whole club was happy for James Seeley who shot a hole-in-one on No. 15. Fortunately for him that was his closest-to-the-pin (KP) hole, because for some strange reason, while deuces are paid out, aces aren’t. In fact, people who shoot aces are expected to buy drinks for the golfers playing with them. Again fortunately for James, the 108 men’s club has a policy of paying for drinks for each of the members in his name. Of course, the golfers were far more excited about James skill and shot than they were about the free drink. Meanwhile, guest Tyler Williams shot a pair of eagles (two under par on a given hole). Recently crowned club champion Shane Wilkie led the way with a two under par 33 among 13 rounds of 39 or better. Jay Scott had the first-flight low net with a 32, while Knapp led the third flight with a net 31. Ron Thurston also shot a net 31, but he had already won the third-flight low gross with a 40. Larry Pinkney had the second-flight low gross with a 39 and Jim French shot a net 33 and beat Ron Vandermay in a countback. The Ryder Cup contest with Prince George, Quesnel and Williams Lake is coming up in few weeks in Williams Lake.

Sheep dog trials will amaze all spectators Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

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Honing her skills... Liz Henderson put an edge on her soccer skills during the Upward Sports Soccer Camp at the OHMSA Fields, Aug. 20-24. The interdenominational camp, sponsored each summer by the 100 Mile Free Evangelical Church, attracted 53 children.

Legion invites folks to swing Tee off at Marmot Ridge Golf Course on Sept. 8 for the 100 Mile Legion golf tournament. Register at the Legion for $35 and get in on nine holes of golf, great prizes, a putting contest and a steak dinner. Tee-off is at 2 p.m. with a shotgun start and the dinner, with baked potato and

vegetables on the side, will be served at the Legion. A lot of great prizes will be given away, and karaoke will top off the evening. For more infor-

mation, contact the Legion at 250-3952511.

Sandhill Lea Ranch and the BC Stock Dogs Association (BCSDA) are hosting a sheep dog trial, Sept. 8-9 near Abel Lake. Dogs and handlers coming from as far away as Portland, Oregon and Pink Mountain in Northern British Columbia. The event is sanctioned by the United States Border Collie Handlers Association and competitors will be collecting points to qualify for U.S. Nationals, says trial organizer and BCSDA director Lorne Landry. The trial features border collies that will be judged on their ability to fetch a group of sheep from a distance and herd them through a standard trial course that contains obstacles and lastly, into a pen, he explains. “Most people think it’s amazing to


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see. The Hollywood version of this is the movie, Babe. He explains training takes two or three years of working with a border collie’s natural instincts to herd. “These dogs are bred for the ability to herd and that ability is then manipulated. Working and training of dogs is an invigorating and mind-releasing thing that gets in your blood.� Landry says he would like the pub-

lic to come out and enjoy the event as spectators and there will be a full concession on site. Trials go from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and people should bring their own lawn chairs, but leave their pets at home. To find the trial location, from Highway 97, turn west on Tatton Lake Road and follow the signs approximately 10 kilometres to the site on Abel Lake Road.

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Leslie Stanley It is with great sadness that the family of Leslie Stanley Price announces his peaceful passing on Aug. 22, 2012 in Lac la Hache. No service will be held at this time. Cremation was held at Cariboo Crematorium, Williams Lake. Those wishing to honour Leslie’s life by way of a donation may do so to the BC Cancer Society or the charity of the donor’s choice. Compassionate Care Funerals entrusted with arrangements. 250-392-3336


Norman Jennings Norman Jennings Sandberg passed quietly away on Friday, August 10, 2012 at Greystone Manor in Maple Ridge B.C. Norman Sandberg was born in Lone Butte (formerly Fawn), BC., on August 5, 1929. As a young man, he spent time in the merchant marine where he learned his skills as a rigger, which led him on to his career as an Ironworker. His skill in the trade had him become an examiner for the Ironworker’s Union and subsequently an instructor at the PaciďŹ c Vocational Institute (now the British Columbia Institute of Technology) as an instructor. From there, Norman’s career moved to that of being a site inspector for the Workers Compensation Board (now WorkSafe BC). He was predeceased by his wife Helen and son Wayne, and survived by his daughter Sherry (Ken) and grandson Richard; son Gary (Dorothy), daughters Deborah (Scott), Lorna (David), Carla (Daniel); brothers Ralph and Don, sister Sylvia and their families. Due to his wishes there will be no service. Donations in his name may be made to the Canadian Lung Association.


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New clergy at St. Timothy’s church Monika Paterson Free Press

St. Timothy’s Anglican Church on the corner of Horse Lake and Blackstock roads has a new ministerial husband and wife team, the Rev. Dr. Keith Dobyns and his wife, Rev. Kristen Dobyns. They arrived in 100 Mile House on June 21 from Richmond, Indiana and began working at St. Timothy’s on July 2. They cover St. Timothy’s Anglican Church in 100 Mile, St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Williams Lake, and St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Alexis Creek. They were in rural family medicine in Washington and Alaska. Keith closed his family practice and retired in May. He began his ministry seminary in the mid-1990s and continued half time as a doctor and worked the other half as a Chaplin in medical education. Ordained in 2005, Keith worked for a few years with medical students in spirituality, ethics and humanities.

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Rev. Kristen and Rev. Doctor Keith Dobyns arrived from Richmond, Indiana to begin ministry at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church recently. Kris has taught child-birth classes, has co-ordinated la leche (breast-feeding) groups and is an internationally certified lactation consultant. She has worked a lot with young families, dealing with moms and babies breast-feeding, parenting and child care. She has also worked at a master’s level in mental health, run a day care, and she has worked a lot in early childhood education, which was her first degree.

They enjoy the outdoors, including hiking and cycling, especially on their recumbent tandem bicycle. They also enjoy kayaking, and are looking forward to exploring the local waterways in their 42-pound inflatable kayak. “We wake up every morning and we are stunned we are here in such a beautiful place,” says Kris. Noting her husband has family in British Columbia and

they have children and family in Seattle, Kris says this brings them closer their families. Keith notes that as priests, they are teachers, mentors and it is a fellowship and their job is to help people find and use appropriate resources to find spirituality. “We do all the regular ‘priesty’ things; we baptize marry, and bury, that is our job.” Kris says they find the people in 100 Mile very cheerful, happy

and helpful. Currently, they are ministering at St. Timothy’s at 10:30 a.m. on alternate Sundays. They oversee the morning-prayer service, followed by Bible study Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. at the church and they are at the church or making pastoral visits all day and do pastoral visits as needed at other times during the week. To contact the Rev. Keith and the Rev. Kris Dobyns, phone the church at 250-3954241.

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Hisako Arai: a woman of principle follows her dreams By Peter Hart The Cariboo has long been noted for the independent free-thinkers who call it home. They are people of strong will who readily carve out their own niche in what can be a rugged life, yet they will not let a neighbour go wanting or allow the community struggle when it is in their power to help. Of the residents of Canim Lake, there is none more “Cariboo” than Hisako Arai. Hisako was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1938, followed by a brother, Hideo, who was born in 1941. Her father owned a good business in the city, and the family thrived, at least until the evening of March 9, 1945. That night 334 B-29 bombers dropped incendiary devices amongst the wooden structures of the city, destroying onequarter of it. The resulting firestorm claimed 100,000 lives and sent one million people in search of shelter, making the raid the single most destructive bomb attack in history. With their home, business, and virtually all their

possessions gone, the family moved to the outskirts of the city into the cow shed of a former employee. Hisako’s father died shortly thereafter, leaving her mother to scrabble for the family’s food and clothing. “I know hunger,” Hisako says. “It’s ingrained on my brain. We ate weeds from a river dyke. We grew up in hunger.” These experiences imbued in her a steely will and a burning sense of social justice. As the situation in Tokyo settled, her mother moved the family back into the city to find work. She poured all she had into Hisako’s schooling, determined her daughter have the best education she could manage. Hisako went from lower school to the Tokyo Pharmacology University, but dropped out in 1961 after the second year, to marry her sweetheart who had just graduated in Applied Physics. Their first daughter was born in 1962, and a second in 1966. The Vietnam War raged throughout those years.

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Hiking in the mountains has always been one of Hisako’s favourite pastimes. She learned her mountaineering skills as a teenager in Japan. Japan was used as a major staging area by American forces whose effect on the society was dramatic. The difficulties of that period became the trigger for an activism that became a hallmark of Hisako’s life. “I stood at the train station with my sign chanting ‘Yankee Go Home!’ I became so loud that I was ‘black-balled’ by them. That’s when I learned all the good Joan Baez songs,” she adds with a smile. “After that, we protested the plans to build the first nuclear power plant in the country. I was certainly right about that”. Her husband came to Canada in 1966 as part of an engineering team when his firm won a contract to construct the mill

at Skookumchuck. One project led to another for the firm. In 1968, the company brought their employees’ families to Canada, landing Hisako and the children in Cranbrook, giving her a first taste of British Columbia and its magnificent mountains. With the last contract completed in 1969, the family moved back to Japan, but quickly missed the opportunities of Canada, she says. “I did not want to leave in the first place. Japan is a man’s country. Canada is like a woman’s heaven.” In 1970, they immigrated to Canada and she became a citizen in 1977. To make extra money for the children, Hisako returned to school to

Hisako Arai was nine year old and her brother, Hideo Arai, was six when this photo was taken. The two children wearing clothes their mother made from old curtains and kimonos. retrain as a registered nurse. She started the two-year program at Douglas College in 1975, but failed the first year, struggling with the

English language. She took work as a nurse’s aid for a year to improve her English,

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Hisako regarded as an amazing woman others. She led a fight for better disability payments for injured nurses and, more recently, she raised money for women’s relief organizations after the 2011 Japanese tsunami. People involved with Hisako through the fight for the school describe her as an “amazing woman” whose contribution to

See HISAKO… page B1 returned to first year studies and passed, only to falter again in the second year. Undaunted, she went back to work as a licensed practical nurse, and with the determination learned from her mother, doubled her efforts to master English. She re-entered the second year and achieved her goal, graduating as a registered nurse in 1982. Hiking in mountains has always been a love for Hisako. She learned mountaineering skills as a teenager, cutting her teeth in the Japanese Alps where she found exhilaration in the high wild places. Arriving in Canada, it seemed she had found mountain heaven. Tweedsmuir Park became a focus of her travels, and then the lonely parts of the Chilcotin’s Coastal Range. From time to time, she visited author Chris Czajkowski at her high-alpine retreat on an unnamed lake, now dubbed Lake Chris. She sometimes cared for the guests while Chris was away, or went off on her own, trekking and camping in the high alpine with her packdog Molson. Hisako’s home in Coquitlam seemed too far from that beloved wilderness country, so she and her husband searched for a more local base from which Hisako could operate. That led to the 1999 purchase of her lakeside property with its dramatic view over Canim Lake’s blue waters eastwards to the snow-capped Trophy Mountains. The home served as a temporary base for cross-country skiing and backpacking trips until she retired from nursing and took up permanent residence in 2003. As it happened,

the preservation of the school was “outstanding and instrumental in keeping it going.” Said another: “She has a very deep commitment to people and is tenacious in working for the children.” As for Hisako, she just says: “I really love this community. People watch out for each other.”

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CARIBOO CHRISTIAN LIFE FELLOWSHIP 108 MILE RANCH 9am & 11am Sunday Service 7:30pm Wednesday - Youth Church Huge Kids’ Ministry Pastor Rick Barker Church 250-791-5532 Church email: Website:

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Hisako Arai enjoys her view of Canim Lake from her home. the local crusade to preserve the Forest Grove School from government cutbacks began in earnest just as Hisako settled in. Her instincts for social justice could not be denied. She became heavily involved in the community’s effort, fund-raising, campaigning, and serving on the executive of the society organizing the fight. Once the school’s contin-

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Theatre group holding auditions for Wizard of Oz Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

While summer means down time for some local organizations, people at the 100 Mile Performing Arts Society have been busy milling over ideas and perusing scripts for their annual spring theatre production. After careful consideration and a lot of preliminary work, producer Jan Richmond says the troupe will be taking audiences down the yellow brick road with their production of The Wizard of Oz. The show will feature eight performances from Feb. 28 through March 2 and March 7-9. This year, the

members will be welcoming Nicole Weir as their new director. She’ll be filling the shoes of Marie Hooper who was with the company since

2006 when they performed The Princess and the Pea. Auditions for The Wizard of Oz are being held on Sept. 12-13 from 6-8:30 p.m. at St.

Timothy’s Anglican Church. People can choose which day suits them best and arrive prepared with a monologue they are

comfortable with and duction of A Funny a piece of music they Thing Happened on can sing. the Way to the Forum A pianist will be will be returning, available for accom- Richmond notes, but paniment, but must they are eager to see be provided with new faces. sheet music. “I enjoy watching As an alternative, new people come people can bring a CD in. They slink in the and player, or sing door, unsure of thema capella, Richmond selves and then come explains. bursting onto the “We’ll be looking stage at performance for stage presence time and don’t want and how comfortable it to stop.” you are coming into Children are wela room with strang- come to audition but ers and showing your parents must comstuff,” she says, add- mit themselves to ing many people do a the play as well and piece they have per- remain with their formed before. child throughout Callbacks will each rehearsal. be held Sept. 14 for “We’ve been people who are being impressed with considered for a role. parents in past proIt’s not known ductions and many of how many actors them go on to help from last year’s pro- NEW with the production


and become part of the family.” Actors must be prepared to pay a refundable $20 damage deposit for the script and a $25 production fee, which helps to cover the cost of costumes. R i c h m o n d applauds Weir for stepping up to the plate as director and encourages others to get involved. “Every organization needs new blood or you don’t survive. We’re always looking for people to join in and not just on stage. Any interest will be accommodated.” Anyone wishing more information can contact Richmond at 250-791-5477 or e-mail her at richmond@




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Fall activities starting again association is gearing up for its annual general meeting, which will be held in early fall, date to be confirmed soon. If you are interested in getting involved either on the board or as a member, come out and support your community. Things can’t happen without people to lend a helping hand. The next community association general meeting will be at the hall Sept. 11, starting at 7 p.m. There will soon be


It’s hard to believe it is already September. However, those cool nights, coloured leaves and Canada geese are confirmation prove fall is on its way to the Cariboo. I don’t know about you, but I still have quite a few of those summertime projects that haven’t been checked off my to-do list, so we had better get going before we see the white stuff falling from the sky. School is in Students are back in school this week, parents are breathing a sigh of relief, and everyone is getting

a new and improved sound system in the community hall and they are also working on improving the acoustics. Volleyball and Tai Chi activities are continuing, as are the Other Unusual Talents gals who have a lot of fun getting together on the first and third Tuesday mornings. If you would like to know about any of these activities, contact the writer for more information. See BUTTE… page B6

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Jon Brooks has been busy sprucing up the Historic Lone Butte Water Tower and has used about 40 gallons of paint. back in the groove for another year of education. Check this column for regular updates and photographs from Horse Lake

Elementary School, as I often attend events to see what the children are up to. Association news The community


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Mary Packham is the Adult Literacy Coordinator for the Partner Assisted Learning (PAL) and English as a Second Language Settlement Assistance Program (ESLSAP). Mary has been helping adult learners in the 100 Mile House area gain literacy skills since February, 2005. Mary is passionate about her role and has made a huge difference in our community. Mary helps support learners to build their confidence in understanding, speaking, reading, writing and navigating their life, and in English for the ESL learners.

Become a Volunteer Tuto r ! If you would like to become a volunteer tutor and make a difference while learning new skills and meeting great people please call Mary at 250-3950404 or Mel at 250-945-4199. Volunteering opens our minds and hearts to new ways of thinking and connecting with people. For more information on becoming a tutor, please call Mary at 250-395-0404 or Mel at 250-791-5720.

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• Sept. 7-9 - South Cariboo Community Fall Fair 2012 at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre, Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Trade show, produce, live entertainment and horse show. • Sept. 8 - Cariboo Country Night at Watch Lake Community Hall with barbecue steak dinner, cowboy poetry and western music, dance with live band and more. Tickets $25 at Watch Lake Lodge, Little Horse Lodge, 70 Mile General Store and Meadow Springs Ranch. Call Mark McMillan for details at 250-456-2425. • Sept. 8 - The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 260 Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser takes place at Marmot Ridge Golf Course. Registration in advance only at the legion is $35 and includes barbecue steak dinner. Shotgun start. • Sept. 8-9 - Sandhill Lea Ranch Sheep Dog Trial. Start time 7:30 a.m. both days. Concession, no pets. Bring a lawn chair. • Sept. 12 - Deadline for application to exhibit at the South Cariboo Winter Arts & Crafts Fair, which takes place Nov. 9-10. Application forms available at South Cariboo Visitor Centre, Parkside Art Gallery and • Sept. 12-13 - 100 Mile Performing Arts Society holds its auditions for The Wizard of Oz, 6-8:30 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church. For information, contact Jan Richmond at 250-791-5477. • Sept. 15 - Rotary Club Lobsterfest at 100 Mile Community Hall at 6 p.m. Tickets $75 at RE/MAX Country Lakes Realty, 100 Mile House Free Press, any Rotarian or Maureen Pinkney at 250-395-0462. • Sept. 16 - The 12th Annual Toy Run with a motorcycle and classic car ride and show ‘n shine takes place in 100 Mile. Ride leaves 11 a.m. from A&W parking lot. For more, call Steve Anderson at 250-395-3547 or Phil Doddridge at 250-395-2296. • Sept. 16 - Paws for a Cause dog walk and fun event in Centennial Park. Registration, 11 a.m.; walk, 11:30 a.m.; and games and barbecue at 12:30 p.m.


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Belly dancing classes begin soon BUTTE… from page B4 Craft sale There will be a craft sale at Lone Butte Community Hall on Sept. 29. If you would like to book a table, contact Pat McKay at 250-395-2114. It’s never too early to start shopping for Christmas. Dance lessons Kerri Mingo will be starting up her bellydancing class Sept. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This low impact workout will run for 10 weeks and folks will learn technique and choreography.

Give her a call at 250395-6157 to find out more. 4-H news The Lone Butte 4-H Club is gearing up for the next season. Anyone interested is asked to call Heidi Meier at 250-395-6039, or send her an e-mail at lonebutte4hclub@ If you have community events, get-well, birthday or anniversary wishes or news you would like to share, please call me at 250-6441555 or e-mail to triumph750@bcwire I would love to hear from you.

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Calendars an important fundraiser on the 2013 calendars, call Pat at 250-3951336 before the end of September.

FOREST GROVE AREA Marianne Van Osch 250-397-2625

In 1971, a new community hall was built in Forest Grove, and as a fundraiser, the hall committee decided to sell community calendars. When the hall was finished and bingo became the main source of funds, the calendar project was turned over to the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Pat Fitzel has been an auxiliary member for 51 years, and during that time, she served as president for three terms. Her present term in office started in 1997. Pat has been coordinator for the calendar project for 10 years. She is assisted by Mary Stenerson, June Rislund, Marg Huber and Brenda Scott who represent different areas in and around Forest Grove. The calendars feature birthdays, anniversaries and memorials. The cost is $10 for six dates and 10 cents for each additional date.

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Longtime Forest Grove Legion Ladies Auxiliary member Pat Fitzel is once again spearheading the Community Calendar fundraising project. Proceeds go to the Seniors Christmas Party. Advertising space can be purchased. Proceeds from the calendars go to the annual seniors’ Christmas dinner. This year, the Ladies Auxiliary will hold

its 39th dinner. The calendars provide us with an opportunity to acknowledge important days in our neighbours’ lives. To get your special days

Fall gardens On Sept. 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Ken Bourne will be at the Forest Grove Library to answer gardening questions and to talk about fall pruning, preserving seeds for a spring seed exchange and preparing your garden for winter. Ken is well known for his practical, triedand-true methods of planting and growing organic vegetables in the Cariboo. He has written gardening columns for various magazines and newspapers. This is sure to be an enjoyable evening with an engaging speaker, input from local gardeners and a lot of useful tips to take home with you.


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Myhill-Jones featured artist Some of Gina’s work is “huge” like the life-sized guitar seen at the South Cariboo Garlic Festival, or four-foot high tree-shaped pieces.


Gina MyhillJones is the guest artiste in Bridge Lake Library’s Community Showcase for September. She moved here from Maple Ridge in 2009 and quickly became known in the local art world, with her glassworks displayed at Parkside Art Gallery and Bridge Creek Centre, as well as Station House Gallery in Williams Lake. Gina says she only acquired her kilns and torches since moving here. “There’s lots of equipment in a glass studio. It’s very complicated and can go in hundreds of directions, but I’m largely focusing on kiln-formed glass. My large kiln has a 21- by 42-inch chamber. “I do glass-blow-

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Loon Bay Farmers’ Summer Market visitors have been serenaded by guitarist and Interlakes volunteer firefighter Brent Clifton. As a bonus, Brent’s playing is raising money for breast cancer. In 2011, he raised $550, and with two weeks to go, this year’s total was more than $500. ing, too, where you sit at a desk with a torch and dip glass rods in and out of the flame to form beads

or figurative work. I like to work with colour, and my pieces are mostly practical or for adornment.”

Youth news Kids Space and Teen Space, Interlakes youth groups sponsored by the Cariboo Presbyterian Church, will soon be operating again. Most meetings are held at Interlakes Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, and always include supper. Kids Space meets Sept. 21; Oct. 5, 19, and Halloween at the rodeo grounds; Nov. 16 and 30, and Dec. 14.

Teen Space meets for a campout Sept. 22-23; Oct. 26, Nov. 23 and Dec. 7. Further information is available from co-ordinator Pat Lytton at 250-5934447. Teens aged 16-plus who wish to become Junior Firefighters should contact Bill Adams at 250-5932303. Sad passing Deepest condolences are extended to Mary Weight and family on the Aug. 18 loss of her mother, Isabel Wynne, at the age of 92. A resident at the 108 Mile Ranch, Isabel See BRIDGE… page B11

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Community celebrates Isabel Wynne BRIDGE… from page B10 spent all her summers at Sulphurous Lake from 1952 until the late ’70s. Nearby Lorin Lake, also called Airplane Lake, was named after her first husband, Lorin Lind, who lost his life when he crashed into the lake on takeoff in 1970. A celebration of Isabel’s life was held

Aug. 25. The community also extends sincere sympathy to Bridge Lake’s Perrin and Sokolowski families on the Aug. 10 loss of Bob White at the age of 51. A celebration of Bob’s life was held Aug. 26.

Regional District (CRD) public hearing regarding Webb Lake at Interlakes Hall tonight (Sept. 5), starting at 7 p.m. • CRD public hearing regarding three rezoning applications for Horse Lake (on Doman, McMillan and Watson roads) at

100 Mile Community Hall, Sept. 11, starting at 7 p.m. • Log Cabin Quilters (LCQ) first informational meeting at Interlakes Hall, Sept. 12, 9:30 a.m. Beginners are invited, as this term, the LCQ will offer them basic instruction.

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Calendar Darts: Bring your own partner tournament at the Legion, Sept. 15. Registration at 10 a.m., games at 11. Kitchen will be open. Contact person is Rene Leblanc at 250-791-7348. Fire department fundraiser: A big day for people of all ages at the community hall, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Yard sale, bake sale, silent auction. Special barbecue. More items are needed for the yard sale and auction, so please donate if you can. Funds go to Halloween fireworks and the children’s Christmas party. To donate or to rent a table, contact Wendy at 250-397-2452. Interesting reply In response to an inquiry by James Graff about a First Nations man named Modeste, Gordon Kellett wrote: “I knew Modeste Boyce when I was young. He was a very nice man, good

to small boys like me. He was hard-working and quite independent. “He and his wife, Minnie, who did not speak English, lived at the west end of the Canim Reserve near the road to Bob Lake, rather than in the main village. “He always dressed like a rancher/trapper and she wore long, flowing skirts and blouses. Their granddaughter is Irene Charley who I believe still lives on the reserve.”

Community Grant Writing Workshop 7-9pm on Friday, September 14, 2012 Williams Lake Council Chambers One-on-one sessions will run 9:30am-6pm on Saturday, September 15, 2012 ? Learn how to write successful applications for the BC

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here are big trout to be had in Watch Lake. Reportedly a 10 pound fish was caught, and many more have been in the 5 pound range. Barbara and Roger Lincez are hosts at Ace High Resort. Barbara says that the fishing is good at this quiet family resort. She notes that their best selling flies are black and green Bowriver buggers.

She also suggests that various colours of a Crystal Flash can work well. These flies were catching fish in the 8 pound range last summer. Lincez says that they are happy to point out the hot spots on the lake and what seems to be working best at any given time. The caddis hatch in July is worth noting.

kids catch fish! They take pictures of the fish that kids catch, and post them on their website. There are three resorts around the lake— Ace High Resort, Tall Timbers Resort, and Watch Lake Lodge. For more information about accommodations, call the South Cariboo Visitor Info

Centre at (250) 3955353. Note that a speed restriction is in place on Watch Lake (maximum 8 km/h).

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rom the south, take the Fraser Canyon route (Highway 97N) to 70 Mile House, which is about one hour north of Cache Creek. Turn right (east) at the 70

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Mile General Store. 8.5 km along you will come to an unmanned tourist information station, turn left here (north) and travel about 21 km along the north side of Green Lake. Watch Lake is located at the end of Green Lake on the north side. From the north travel 7 km south of 100 Mile

House to the Lone Butte turn-off (Highway 24). Turn left and travel along Highway 24, through Lone Butte, and you

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