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Business owner voices roundabout concerns Keith McNeill The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure should halt development of a proposed roundabout on Highway 5 to allow more public input, according to local business owner Kym Jim. “If the ministry and the district wanted to be certain that they had taken public input on this matter, they should have no problem having further public discussion, and call a public meeting with all representatives,” he said. Jim is a member of the family that owns Jim’s Food Market, which is located next to the Highway 5 intersection with the road to Wells Gray Park where the proposed roundabout would be located. He was so unhappy with the way the roundabout project has moved ahead that he called a public meeting last Thursday to voice his concerns. About 80 people attended, with opinions expressed both for and against the roundabout. His family has been involved in the North Thompson Valley for 90 years, Jim told the meeting. He was raised in Little Fort and, even though he no longer lives in the Valley, he visits often and still has strong roots here. The single open house held last March was not adequate public input for the roundabout project, he said. A poll that showed the majority of those at the open house was in favor of the roundabout was entirely unscientific, Jim felt. The local business owner said

that what is needed before the project goes ahead is an overall traffic plan for the Highway 5 corridor in Clearwater. Such a plan would include details such as frontage and backage roads (a frontage road provides access to the front side of commercial properties alongside an arterial; a backage road provides access to commercial properties located between the backage road and an arterial). Before Jim’s Food Market started developing the corner the Ministry told them that a right-in and right-out access to Highway 5 would be acceptable, Jim said. Later the request was declined and they were told the intersection needed no improvements. Having a roundabout might negatively affect their business, Jim feared. Local business owner Kym Jim (l) expresses his concerns about a proposed roundabout during a meeting at Clearwater “What is unusual for Lodge on Thursday evening. About 80 people attended. Photo by Keith McNeill access is not good for business,” he said. Most travelers are not their members would have no land acquisition was involved, he Sherry Eland, the Ministry of used to roundabouts and, rather problem negotiating a roundabout Transportation and Infrastructure’s said. than try to figure out how to make district manager. as proposed. The road to Wells Gray Park the turn for Jim’s Food Market, Clearing snow from a roundintersection was the priority Clearwater council member many might just continue on their because of the speeds of traffic on about would be easier than clearKen Kjenstad was one of those way. the highway, the number of pedes- ing it from the present intersecwho spoke in favor of the roundJim encouraged those opposed tion, the council member said. trians crossing, and the projected about. to the roundabout to write letFor more about the roundabout growth in the area. More could not be said earlier ters to District of Clearwater question, see story on page A9 and Kjenstad said the provincial about the progress being made on council, MLA Terry Lake, and A10 inside. truckers’ association told him that the roundabout project because








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Nicholson retiring as DHMH physiotherapist Keith McNeill Clearwater’s long-

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but, in the meantime, replacements will come from Kamloops on an interim basis. That was the message from Bryan Redford, Interior Health’s community area director on Monday. “Ken has been there for 23 years,” said Redford. “He’s a great therapist and I’m sure he will be missed in the community.”

cians and other healthcare professionals, there is a shortage of Bryan Redford physiotherapists, the community area director cautioned. The position at Dr. “Clearwater would Helmcken Memorial be a wonderful place Hospital has been for someone to come,” advertised internally, he said. “It has a great he said. Plans are being team, a great facility, and developed to seek cana great community, plus didates from across the mayor and council Canada. are very supportive.” As with physi-

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Clearwater Towing re-zoning moves ahead Keith McNeill A proposal from Clearwater Towing to re-zone land next to its wrecking yard in the Strawberry Flats area of Clearwater got initial approval from town council Tuesday evening Sept. 4. The proposal would change the zoning for a parcel beside the wrecking yard at the corner of Swanson Road and Station Road to C-2 (service commercial) in order to allow the creation of a new auto-repair business. It also would change the

zoning of the land between the wrecking yard and the North Thompson River to CR-1 (country residential) to allow the construction of a residence. The five-hectare lot is presently zoned I-3 (general industrial). Council was told it is in the 200-year floodplain and, in some areas, is up to 1.2 meters (four feet) below the 200-year flood construction level. The Clearwater official community plan states that the District should limit development on flood-prone areas to parks, open space, recreation, or non-

intensive agriculture uses. The owner’s long-term plan is to subdivide, council was told. However, Interior Health has advised that it would not support subdivision as the property is within the 200-year floodplain. Interestingly, a recent survey showed that Swanson Road is partially located on the applicant’s property. Staff recommended that the District have the applicant register a road reserve covenant over this area prior to final consideration of the rezoning. The road reserve covenant

should state that no buildings would be located over that part of the parcel currently occupied by Swanson Road and that the building setbacks be measured from the boundaries of a proposed new road dedication. Alternatively, the owner would dedicate the land as “road.” Apparently such encroachments are not unusual. The BC Transportation Act legally protects the traveled and maintained portions of roadways that stray onto private land. Building Inspection Services reported that a building permit

application had been received for an unauthorized addition to the office building at the wrecking yard. The application would bring the addition into conformity floodplain regulations. After some confusion about what option was being recommended by staff, council gave first and second readings to amendments to the official community plan (OCP) and the property’s zoning classification. The matter next will go to a public hearing, to be held in conjunction with a regular council meeting.

Clearwater’s Miss Wells Gray Infocenter wins Valley crown Terry Lake, and Barriere councilor Virginia Smith. While councilor Smith was Clearwater’s Aliya Bieber on the stage she presented was crowned as Ambassador the Megan Worthington at the 63rd annual North Memorial Award to Miss Thompson Fall Fair and Barriere Lions Club, Rodeo Pageant on Aug. 30 in Alesha Kaduk. Barriere. One by one, each of Now called the the rest of the awards Ambassador Program, the were handed out. pageant saw the crowning The talent award and of the ambassador and vice bursary was awarded ambassadors for the 2012-13 to Miss Wells Gray term. Infocenter, Aliya Bieber. The 2009-10 Fall The speech award Fair Queen, Kayla Dawn and bursary was awarded Holowaychuk, and a 2011-12 to Miss Wells Gray princess, Seanna Lyons, hostInfocenter, Aliya Bieber. ed the event, introducing the The Barriere Chamber reigning royalty, candidates, of Commerce knowledge judges and dignitaries. Clearwater's Miss Wells Gray Infocenter award and bursary was The reigning royalty and presented to Miss Wells candidates started the evening Aliya Bieber proudly wears her crown after Gray Infocenter, Aliya winning North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo off with a choreographed Association's (NTFFRA) Ambassador Program. Bieber. dance to the song “Dare to The North Thompson Live”. Photo by Margaret Houben Fall Fair and Rodeo Kayla and Seanna thanked as reigning ambassadors. Once the Association history the instructors who devoted reigning royalty and candidates award and bursary was pretime towards the education of were all up on stage, the visiting sented to Miss Sam’s Pizza the candidates of 2012: Tom royalty were invited up in turn to and Rib House, Kaitlain Hambrook and Barry Brady, greet everyone and give their com- Chantler. speech; Estylo Hair and Spa, hair munity greetings. Present were Titles of most improved and skin care; Gary and Anita royalty from Boston Bar, Chase, public speaker were awarded Gammel, ballroom dancing; Val Kamloops, Logan Lake, Lytton, to Miss Barriere Lions Club, Stamer, etiquette class; Brent and Osoyoos, Peachland, Quesnel, Alisha Kaduk and Miss Jim’s Tracy Buck, self defense; Shirley Vernon, and Williams Lake, as Food Market, Kennedy Ash. Wittner and Carl Rainer, agriculwell as the British Columbia Then the moment everyture; Catherine Lyons, personal Ambassadors. one had been waiting for - the and professional boundaries; Scott Then the dignitaries were invit- coronation of the 2012-2013 Kershaw, mechanics; Daphnee ed up to say a few words: Barriere royalty team. Sweetnam, dance; Connie Falk, Mayor Bill Humphreys, MLA Crowned as the Friendship resume writing; and Jill Hayward and Debra Fennell, mock interviews. Then the judges, Mrs. Cathy Ingebrigtson from Salmon Arm, Dixie Monday, September 17 • 6:15 p.m. Smith from Kamloops, Meet at the Clearwater Public Library • 6:30 p.m. and Teresa Dares from March through the streets - Bring candles • 7 p.m. Kamloops, got to work Re-convene at the library for refreshments and conversation. tallying marks as the candidates performed The whole community benefits from having streets that are safe the gown walk, introfor everyone to walk at any time of day or night duced their sponsors, and finally, each had to answer an impromptu BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY question. Join people marching across North America (started in 1978) After a 15-minute in speaking out against violence and sexual exploitation of women. intermission, the outgoing royalty were escortSponsored by Yellowhead Community Services Safe House Program. For more information call the Yellowhead Community Services at 250-6741-2600 ed in for their final walk

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Ambassador - Miss Wells Gray Info Centre, Aliya Bieber. Crowned as Vice-Ambassadors Miss Baillie’s Towing, Alisha Gotro

and Miss Sam’s Pizza and Rib House, Kaitlain Chantler. Crowned as Ambassador - Miss Wells Gray Infocenter, Aliya Bieber.

What’s Happening 2012 Clearwater Canoe Regatta The Clearwater Canoe Regatta is over for another year! What a great time! What amazing weather! From the Tri the Try, Crowning of the Golden Girl and the Scavenger Hunt on Friday evening, to the Pound, Pedal and Paddle Rotary Relay, Once-Around-the-Island race, kayak and canoe races, Gladiator relay, Soap box race, greased pole climb and much, much more it was fun filled two days down at Dutch Lake Beach. Congratulations to Eva Buck as the newly crowned Golden Girl. Congratulations to Vanessa McGill on winning the Youth Category of the Dutch Lake Park Concept Plan Contest. Congratulations to Brenda Barber and the Babes in the Country on being co-winners in the Adult Category of the Dutch Lake Park Concept Plan contest. Thanks to all the volunteers, participants and spectators that made the 2012 Clearwater Canoe Regatta such a success. See you next year. “No Thank You” Week – September 30 – October 6th Students from Clearwater Secondary School are planning a “No Thank You” week to encourage people to just say “no thank you” to plastic bags when they do their shopping. The students hope is that after a week of not using plastic people will find alternative ways to bag their groceries and other purchases. Make sure to check out information on “No Thank You” week posted on community bulletin boards. Community Recreation Brochure The new Community Recreation Brochure has been delivered to all households from Barriere to Blue River. You can register any Community Recreation Programs at the District of Clearwater by cash, interact, cheque or money order and any Community U for the Upper North Thompson Continuing Studies courses in person, by telephone, email, fax, mail or online. Bear Aware – Reducing Conflict between people and bears Properly storing or securing residential garbage and items which draw bears is a proven method for discouraging them and preventing nuisance problems around homes, farms and neighbourhoods. Call 1.877.952.7277 to report an aggressive or threatening bear. To learn more about bears go to: Upcoming Events September 15- BC Wildlife Federation - Wetlands Workshop 9:00am – 1:30pm September 19 - Raise a Reader Day

September 19 - ADULT TEAM SPELLING BEE - 6:30pm – 8:00pm September 23 - North Thompson Arts Council AGM – 2:00-3:00pm Upcoming Meetings of Council September 18th, 2012 – Infrastructure Committee meeting – 5:00pm September 18th, 2012 - Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm October 9th, 2012 – Parks and Recreation Committee meeting – 5:00pm October 9th, 2012 – Regular Council meeting – 9:00pm

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“ For those who are willing to make an effort, great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store.” -Issac Bashevis Singer, writer editorial by keith mcNeill

Valley needs to be self-reliant in interface fire protection

Black's oil reÄnery would give B.C. a piece of the pie Editor, The Times: Media mogul David Black has my full support for his proposal to build a $13-billion oil refinery near Kitimat to process heavy oil from the Enbridge pipeline. I've had the same idea myself. Why should we let the Asian countries buy our Canadian crude oil and refine it for their markets when we could add value by refining it here in B.C. and shipping them the finished product? This is a strat-

egy that would create local jobs for our own citizens and address the environmental concerns around oil tankers traveling in B.C.'s coastal waters. I know for a fact that Alberta wants to do this because I worked on a project in East Edmonton (a stone's throw from the refineries in Fort Saskatchewan) that would have seen it become a reality. And as long as Enbridge meets the conditions

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and standards set out by the Premier, moving heavy oil from Alberta through a pipeline would be a heck of a lot better than shipping it by rail or truck. That's why B.C. should be working with Alberta on exactly the kind of joint interprovincial venture David Black is proposing, a venture that would bring value-added tertiary oil refining to B.C. along with the heavy oil pipeline. Shipping gasoline, jet fuel and other refined oil products by tanker is just as practical as shipping crude oil and lot safer from an environmental standpoint. So let's not waste this opportunity and the revenue and jobs it could bring to our province. There's a lot we could do here in B.C. with a piece of the oil industry pie.

Roop Virk Chilliwack, B.C.

With rain pouring down in Clearwater overnight, many of us were surprised to learn Monday morning that 1,500 people from the town of Peachland had been evacuated because of a wildfire. The fire in the Okanagan should serve as a reminder to residents of the North Thompson Valley that we need to be self-reliant when it comes to protecting ourselves from interface fires. That was a lesson that was painfully obvious during the wildfires of 2003. Then, when the McLure Fire pretty well destroyed the community of Louis Creek and came close to taking out the town of Barriere, the situation was the number one priority with the provincial news media and B.C.'s Wildfire Management Branch. A few days later, however, when wildfire started destroying homes in Kelowna, attention shifted. The priority became saving hundreds of homes in the Okanagan versus dozens in the North Thompson. Except for a few weeks in August, the summer of 2012 was generally cool and wet in the North Thompson.

That should not blind us to the fact that next year could be as hot and as dry as 2003 - if not worse. Some have assured us that local, private firefighting contractors provide an adequate backup to protect our local communities. That assurance ignores the fact that, in an extreme wildfire year, those local crews and equipment likely would be committed elsewhere. What we need is a volunteer wildfire service similar to what they have in Australia. This would act as a local reserve for when the regular Ministry and private contractor crews are in danger of being overwhelmed. Although the story still has not been fully told, it is safe to say that the town of Barriere is still here today largely because of the efforts of the Barriere Volunteer Fire Department plus a handful of local residents who did not want to see their community and their jobs go up in smoke. It would be foolish to assume that such efforts will not be needed again to save some other Valley community in the future. We need to start planning for such a contingency now.

Roundabout is going to be beautiful Editor, The Times:

I am writing this public letter to express my congratulations to the mayor and District council for the great job they are doing in managing our town. We have seen tremendous positive changes since we incorporated, including the well-kept green spaces plus the lovely parks and playgrounds, especially Dutch Lake Park. It feels like this place is beginning to move forward. I congratulate those businesses and private property owners who take the time to make their properties a pleasure to visit and to view. It gives one reason to hope. As council moves forward I believe that our town will begin to develop the beauty that its surroundings demand. I congratulate the Ministry of Highways for taking the concerns of the intersection of Highway 5 and Clearwater Valley Road seriously. Safety is of course the first concern and there can be no argument about that. Traffic flow is

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another concern and that is valid. I am in favor of the doublelane roundabout. I have seen them working successfully in many places that we have traveled. Professional truckers have no problem with them, tourists won't have problems because they are used to them and the locals will figure them out quickly. Roundabouts are now being used all over the province instead of lights. I ask you to think about what the aesthetics of the roundabout will bring to our town - a lovely monument of rock and steel, celebrating Clearwater as the Gateway to Wells Gray Park. I am so excited about that! As a member of the society that manages the Wells Gray Information Center I can tell you that not everyone who drives through our town knows what we have to offer. We have many people who come into the center and ask, "What is here? What is there to do?"

I wonder how many people just drive on through thinking that there is nothing more that a few restaurants, hotels and a gas station. Our highway presence isn't really too appealing, despite the efforts of some. It's time for a change and time to move ahead. Clearwater has challenges because of its layout. We need to present a pretty face to those who pass through our town. We have people from around the world coming to visit our park and to spend their money in our town. Let's celebrate the beauty of it all. So I stand in full support of what the experts are planning to build. I fully support our past and present council and I thank Terry Lake for bringing this project to our town. It is going to be so beautiful. Relax, breathe, it's going to be fine....

Sam Willan Clearwater, B.C.

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Question of the Week Carol Miller (with Alex Berven):

Ian Johnston:

Yes, very much so. It helps them. Kids need to be around their peers.

Yes, because I get to see a lot of my friends and I'm just a step away from going to high school.

Pip SutterbyMacLennan (with Imogene):

Rachelle Berven (with Keela Voyer):

Yes, but nine weeks is too long away from school.

Of course. Peace and quiet for me plus it's good for them. It helps them learn.

Keep Wells Gray Park as is Editor, The Times:

Clearwater is the Gateway to Wells Gray. Adventure begins here. It's The Best place to Live, Work and Play. The economy here is no longer exclusively reliant on corporate forestry revenue. Go to the District of Clearwater website and you'll have a hard time finding much information on forestry at all. Instead it is a cornucopia of information for people wanting to come here to holiday, to live, work and recreate, and to establish small businesses (many associated with the tourism sector). The area is indelibly linked to Wells Gray Park and associated values. Tourism is now worth millions

of dollars to the local economy. This whole neck of the woods is a celebration of wilderness, outdoor recreation, hunting, skiing, lakes you can drink out of, and the foresight that our forefathers had in setting aside Wells Gray Park for all to enjoy. I raise my glass to them! Head up to Wells Gray Park - as the road winds its way up the beautiful Clearwater Valley it traverses a diversity of landscapes and ecologies. Landscapes defined by forests, rushing creeks, lava escarpments, and the Clearwater River. "Wells Gray Park" the sign announces on the Spahats plateau. Learn something about the new research centre

We're better off leaving it intact. Certainly it would reflect poorly on Clearwater, "the entranceway to the world renowned Wells Gray Provincial Park," as Mayor Harwood calls it, if it endorsed clearcutting the Gateway. We should be seeking UNESCO status, a designation more in line with the present visions of the Clearwater/Wells Gray area and one that would contribute to sustainable, long-term prosperity in the region. It would be shortsighted, perhaps even irresponsible to encourage industrial logging in the Upper Clearwater Valley at this time. It is incongruous with the area's present vision of itself and there are

TRU is building, the possibility of World Heritage status. Join one of the programs this fall. Take a guided backpacking trip or go canoeing. Raft the Clearwater River. Go for a hike. Smell the flowers. Canfor wants to log in the Upper Clearwater Valley. There are many good reasons why Canfor should not be logging in this valley that have been addressed elsewhere. The need for industrial logging to permeate into every nook and cranny of our province, regardless of negative impacts and/or surrounding values is an unambiguous indicator of mismanagement and an industry in demise.

simply too many other values at stake here. There needs to be a moratorium on logging in the area until all parties have had their say.

Erik Milton Upper Clearwater, B.C.

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All God's Creatures Got a Place in the Choir! This rollicking tune, wonderfully performed by Celtic Thunder, will be the processional selection for this year's Voices United Community Choir performance. It emphasizes the philosophy of choir sponsor Clearwater United Church that everyone who wants to sing is welcome. Practices for the new cantata,

"Behold the Star" will begin Oct. 3. The Catholic Church of St. James will be open at 4 p.m., and choir director Louise Weaver will start practice precisely at 4:30 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. Part dominate CDs and books will be handed out at that time, $10 yearly fees will be collected and preparations will begin for another exciting musical experience. If you have a desire to tell

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A successful year of water safety at Blue River was marred by the drowning death of a 51-year-old man. The employee of Yellowhead Cedar Products was swimming alone about 100 feet from shore in 20 feet of water.


YEARS AGO: The official opening of Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital was to take place on Sept. 23. Members of the Helmcken family from Victoria and California were to attend. A rash of building enthusiasm struck Clearwater. Glen Small was constructing a new metal store to house a new line of Ski-Doos. A second storey over the store owned by George Rose was well underway, and an extension was being built on the Brookfield Plaza

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building for a dentist office and barbershop. An addition to Dutch Lake Elementary was all but finished, and a new Times building was under construction.


YEARS AGO: The bodies of six people missing in Wells Gray Park were found in the charred remains of the Johnson's Plymouth sedan. A Vancouver man picking berries north of Clearwater found the car. A raft carrying two people from Vancouver and two from Calgary capsized in the North Thompson River. The four had been warned not to attempt to ride through the Mad River Rapids. They lost about $5,000 worth of gear and camera equipment. Workers were pouring concrete for the deck on the new Clearwater River Bridge on Old North

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BACK IN TIME Thompson Highway. The curved bridge would eliminate a sharp corner that had been the cause of many accidents.


YEARS AGO: A 56-year-old man from California drowned in the Clearwater River about 12 km north of Clearwater. He had jumped into the water to rescue his wife, who had slipped while fishing. The woman was able to make it to shore, but the man could not free himself from the current. Members of the newly formed Clearwater and District

Highway Rescue and Ambulance group were explaining plans for the organization. Clearwater Lions had donated a rescue truck several years earlier.


YEARS AGO: Birch Island teenagers Corey Jensen and Nissa Jensen earned praise for their roles they played following an accident. A 43-year-old Clearwater man suffered undetermined injuries after the small cat he was operating rolled several times down an embankment. Nissa directed emergency personnel to the scene, while Corey used his ATV to transport them.

Hemlock looper caterpillars were attacking large areas of forest north of Blue River, in the Tum Tum Lake area and in Wells Gray Park, but there was little the Forest Service could do about it, said Clearwater operations manager Max Tanner.


YEARS AGO: Clearwater Salmon Hatchery became Clearwater Trout Hatchery as B.C. Environment's Fisheries Branch took over the facility from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Minister of Environment Cathy McGregor was on hand for the formal open-

ing. The hatchery was to raise rainbow trout, brook trout and kokanee to stock B.C. lakes.


YEARS AGO: Hospital administrator Berni Easson cut the ribbon to officially open Clearwater's new multilevel healthcare facility. Over 200 attended the event. There were over 50 entries in the fourth annual Blue River Mountain Bike Festival, reported Andy Aufschnaiter, one of the organizers. This compared to just over 40 in the previous two years, and less than 30 the first year. A Skills Center crew started construction on a salmon-viewing platform next to Raft River.


YEARS AGO: Two doctors, Dr.'s Ifor and Jennifer Thomas gave notice they would be closing their medical

practice effective Dec. 15. Peter Milobar, chair of the TNRD and Kamloops city councilor presented Leslie Groulx of Clearwater with a certificate in local government service delivery. On average, only 25 people in the province earned this recognition each year.


YEAR AGO: Canfor resumed operations at its Vavenby sawmill. On hand for the ribbon-cutting were Canfor senior VP Alistair Cook, MLA Terry Lake, Mayor John Harwood, councilor Candus Graffunder and Canfor regional manager Keith McGregor. A delegation of residents asked Clearwater council to extend the sewer to the Flats. "A septic system is expensive and the floodplain restrictions exacerbate this," said spokesperson Doug Richardson.

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One of the North Thompson Fall Fair’s perennial winners, Dorothy Schulte of Vavenby, has won the L. Larson Family Award Hall Grand Aggregate (Top Hall Exhibitor). She also won the Rainer Memorial Home Canning Aggregate trophy for 2012. The presentations were made on Monday, Sept. 3, as the Fall Fair Exhibit Halltrophieswere presented to this year’s winners. Marie Piva presented best Bale of Hay,

Right: Vavenby’s Dorothy Schulte (l) accepts the L. Larson Family Award Hall Grand Aggregate (top hall exhibitor) from Sylvia Chivers during the windup of the Exhibition Hall competition at the North Thompson Fall Fair during the Labor Day weekend. Photo by Margaret Houben

sponsored by Piva Hay Ranches Ltd., to Gary Lougheed (Jane Milburn accepted on his behalf). Fritz Prudat took

home the RHU Castle Cup for Best of Show in the wine category, which was sponsored by the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo

Water main flushing is a key component in maintaining water quality throughout the water distribution system. The District of Clearwater performs water main flushing on a biannual basis; spring and fall. Water main flushing utilizes water velocities created by “pulling” larger than normal volumes through the system to clean the water main. Public Works crews systematically turn water valves and fire hydrants to effectively flush the water system. When the District’s Public Works Department is flushing water mains in the community you may experience a loss in pressure, cloudy water and/or discolouration; none of which are a health concern. Should you experience any of those conditions, please run your taps for a minimum of 5 minutes or until the water clears. District Public Works crews will be performing our fall flushing program between September 4th and October 5th, 2012. Should you experience prolonged pressure loss and/or discolouration please contact the District of Clearwater @ 250.674.2257.

Association. Hank Searle Memorial Trophy for High Aggregate in Boys and Girls Section went to Tyson Schilling. Chelsey Lloyd came second. North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Best Scarecrow gift certificate, donated by Art Knapp, was presented to Danny Christenson. Leone Woodward Memorial High Aggregate for Flowers was presented to Jean Webber. The Margot Hillman Trophy for highest combined points in hand knitting, hand embroidery, crocheting, hand quilting and rug hooking was presented to Mary VanSickle.

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CBC to launch new Kamloops-area morning show Times Staff Clearwater and area residents will soon be waking up to a familiar voice and a new morning show this fall as CBC announced on Monday that Shelley Joyce will be the new host of Daybreak Kamloops. Daybreak Kamloops will begin broadcasting on Oct. 9 at 6 a.m. on CBC Radio One at 860 AM in Clearwater. For more information on CBC in the Kamloops area, visit

The new CBC Bureau is under construction at 218 Victoria Street in Kamloops. It will be home to the new morning show and digital service dedicated to local news, traffic and weather for residents of Kamloops and the surrounding areas. Shelley has hosted radio programs in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna and written for The Winnipeg Sun, Today's Parent and the Vancouver Province. She has been part of the CBC Kelowna team for the last six years and her stories have also been

heard on CBC national radio programs The Current and The Story from Here. "We have been looking forward to this new addition to the CBC service in British Columbia," says Johnny Michel, managing director of British Columbia. "The show will reach more than 100,000 people in the area and with Shelley's tenure in broadcasting and remarkable style of story-telling, we will hear great things from Daybreak Kamloops." "I would like to welcome the new CBC bureau to Kamloops," said Cathy McLeod,

Member of Parliament for Kamloops Thompson Cariboo. "This new bureau will not only bring expanded services to our local residents but further our community's profile on the national stage." The new bureau is part of CBC's five year strategic plan, "Everyone, Every Way". The plan, which was released February 2011, calls for a number of strategic priorities including expansion of service in Kamloops. For more information go to

Eco-depots scheduled to open in fall Recycling and waste disposal is going to get a lot easier for people in the North and South Thompson regions and in particular, Barriere and Clearwater areas. Construction is underway on the new Clearwater and Louis Creek eco-depots to replace the Barriere and Clearwater landfills due to close in the fall of 2012 - as the regional facilities for the North Thompson area. Scheduled to open this fall, the new eco-depots will be built with easy access from the Yellowhead Highway and conveniently located for North Thompson residents. In the South Thompson, the new eco-depot concept and design received support of area residents at a public meeting held on March 14, 2012. An archeological assessment is underway to ensure any potential areas of cultural significance are protected. Eco-depots offer a convenient 'one-stop drop' for recyclables, including paper, tin, aluminum and cardboard, and waste such as household and commercial garbage. They are divided into two separate areas - the first is the recycling area where all household recyclable materials can be dropped off before crossing the weigh scale and entering the second area for refuse disposal. To encourage waste reduction, you can recycle as

much as you like free of charge. Weight-based tipping fees will only apply when you dispose of refuse and other materials such as demolition waste that cannot be recycled. Both the waste and recycling areas will be enclosed in large steel buildings to reduce any potential noise, odors or litter, plus new scales will accurately record waste and recycling which will help you save money. Ecodepots and transfer stations are more environmentallyfriendly than landfills as no waste is buried on site. Waste and recyclables are hauled to other regulated landfills or recycling processing facilities. New eco-depots in Clearwater and Louis Creek will be completed in 2012. Facilities in Clinton, Logan Lake and Lytton are currently being upgraded to eco-depots for 2012. New eco-depots at the entrances to the Lower Nicola and Heffley Creek landfills will be completed by 2013. Site locations are also being developed for new eco-depots in Blue River and Little Fort. For more information about improvements underway to our solid waste and recycling facilities across the region, and for opening dates and hours of operation go to on the Internet.

Raft River Store opens (L-r) Soren and Claire Arduini pull an entry as store manager Barbara Danchuk and Haliya Arduini help. The draw was to help celebrate the re-opening of Raft River Store, which occurred Sept. 1. Photo by Keith McNeill

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Raise a Reader Day is fast approaching Submitted Raise a Reader Day will be on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Once again there will be two events in Clearwater to raise funds for local literacy projects. In the morning and early afternoon we will run a newspaper campaign. Look for volunteers in bright orange shirts outside of local businesses who would like to trade a special Raise a Reader edition of a newspaper for a donation towards literacy. The volunteers will be representatives of local organizations who are passionate about literacy in the community. From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 19 an Adult Team Spelling Bee will be held at Clearwater Secondary School. Teams of four will compete to win the coveted 2012 Team Spelling Bee Champion Trophy. If you are a local business owner and would like to support literacy projects in our community you can send a team to represent your business, or you can sponsor a team of students or other individuals passionate about literacy. You can also participate in the event

by purchasing a â&#x20AC;&#x153;byeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; word for the team of your choice or just coming out to watch. Spectator entry is by donation. There will also be door prizes for participants as well as a refreshment table. Please call 250-674-3530 if you are interested in sponsoring a team or you would like to register a team. Various national and local sponsors, as well as the provincial government, match all donations collected on Raise a Reader Day in whole or in part. All funds raised will go directly back into the community to support literacy initiatives. In the past few years Clearwater has received grants for Parent-Child Mother Goose, the Adult Tutor Program and a Literacy Outreach Program for Pre-School Children. Your support of this event will help to ensure the continuation of literacy programs in our community. To register a team for the Adult Team Spelling Bee, to make a donation, sponsor a team in the event, or for more information please contact Kerry Milner Cairns, literacy outreach coordinator, Clearwater and area, at 250-674-3530.

CSS mentors help new students Clearwater Secondary School Grade 11 student Tianna Weninger (l) and Grade 12 student Jayson Sutherland (r) mentor Ashlyn Sutherland as she gets ready to enter Grade 8. A meeting to introduce the new students at CSS to older students willing to help them through their ďŹ rst year at CSS was held Friday, Aug. 31. Photo by Keith McNeill

Undergraduate research at UNBC documents abrupt end to glacier expansion in B.C. Calgary, Simon Fraser University, Geological Survey of Canada, and Alberta Geological Survey reconstructed the extent of glaciers back through time. "Radiocarbon dating of vegetation overrun by glaciers can tell us when glaciers advanced, but not how far," says Maurer. "But Castle Creek Glacier near McBride, one of the glaciers we studied, straddles a hydrologic divide. When the glacier is large, it flows over this divide and deposits beds of silt into a lake that otherwise collects organic sediment. One of the most interesting aspects of this work is that

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promote local foods. Projects could include in-store promotions, social media or web campaigns, smartphone apps, traditional advertising, on-product labeling and food-tourism maps. Producers, stores, farmers markets, restaurants, processors and industry associations all will be eligible to participate. Building the local market for B.C. foods is a key commitment of government's Agrifoods Strategy, a component of the B.C. Jobs Plan; to lead the agrifoods sector growth into a $14-billion-a-year industry by 2017.

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A brief history on Terry Fox Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, a community near Vancouver on Canada's west coast. An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres (six inches) above the knee in 1977. While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He would call his journey the Marathon of Hope.

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Ministry responds to roundabout questions Keith McNeill Editor’s Note: The following are responses given by Rick Blixrud, assistant regional director with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, to questions posed by the Times about the roundabout proposed for the intersection of Highway 5 and the road to Wells Gray Park. 1. Do you know how much the proposed roundabout would cost? We are tendering the construction of the roundabout so our cost estimates for construc-

tion cannot be released at this time. 2. How would that compare to the cost of installing traffic lights at the location? Depending on configuration of either treatment, the costs of building a roundabout and traffic signal are comparable. Where long-term costs are considered, roundabouts eliminate hardware, maintenance and electrical costs associated with traffic signals. Roundabouts are also more effective during power outages. Unlike traditional signalized intersections, which must be treated

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as a four-way stop or require police to direct traffic, roundabouts continue to work like normal. 3. How would operating costs compare, roundabout versus traffic lights? Operating costs for a roundabout are lower as there are no costs for the hardware, maintenance or electrical costs associated with traffic signals. However, the ministry’s number one priority is public safety on our roads, and the roundabout has received the support of the District of Clearwater as being the best way to meet the community’s concerns. 4. The drawing from the District of Clearwater has one lane going north-south and two lanes going east-west. Is this still the proposed layout? If so, what is the reasoning? Detailed design has been completed and likely looks quite similar to the information previ-

A diagram of the proposed roundabout for the junction of Highway 5 and the road to Wells Gray Park shows how it would have two lanes going east-west but only one lane going north-south. Times file graphic ously distributed. The outside lanes going east - west are through traffic lanes, while the inside lanes are for those turning onto Park Drive or Clearwater Valley Rd 5. Would large tractor-trailers still be able to turn left easily onto or off of Highway 5? Yes. The intersection is engineered to longstanding and proven

standards and will accommodate all types of vehicles routinely using the highway, as well as extraordinary loads. 6. What has been the experience with combined one-lane/ two-lane roundabouts elsewhere regarding safety? Roundabouts reduce the potential for seri-

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such as a considerable volume of traffic making left hand turns at an intersection or a significant history of collisions, a roundabout is a preferred choice rather than traditional intersections. The design of this specific intersection will conform to all applicable Ministry standards and engineering specifications. 7. Local business owner Kym Jim said at a meeting Thursday night that a Ministry representative had told him that the District of Clearwater had initiated discussions for a roundabout. The people from the District, on the other hand, say the idea came from the Ministry. Can you clarify? My understanding is that District of Clearwater has historically raised a number of issues with the Ministry: • speeding through the Highway 5 corridor, • pedestrian safety at this intersection • the need to highlight the Gateway to Clearwater/Wells Grey. In reviewing your question with the Ministry staff that attended these meetings, they indicate it would be difficult to actually say who first came up with the idea of a Continued on page A11

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Roundabout questions and answers continued Thursday’s meeting, Clearwater councilor Shelley Sim asked if it was true that the Ministry will no longer build traffic lights on number highways. Is this correct? As to signals, the Ministry applies engineering appropriate treatments at intersections as required. This includes signalized treatments where required by the site situation. So yes, we do still install signals to manage traffic in many locations. Installation of roundabouts has increased significantly in recent years in B.C., both on our roads and on city

roads. The roundabout on Highway 97 in Dawson Creek, which arguably sees a very high volume of industrial traffic, has been in operation for more than 20 years. Starting about five years ago, our policy on design option review was amended to include roundabouts. Due to their increased safety and efficiency, and lower longer term operating cost, they are considered on every intersection as the first option. If they are not appropriate, then signalized options are reviewed. Roundabouts are the preferred treat-

ment in almost every other country in the world. I recently went to Australia for five months - roundabouts outnumber signalized intersections probably 1,000 to one!

increased signage and RCMP presence. A roundabout provides a means of ensuring traffic will slow down, especially where pedes-

Additional information: This roundabout is the result of extensive consultation with local government and the community, which indicated strong support for a roundabout as a safer and more efficient way of moving traffic. One of the concerns of local government was speeding through the corridor, despite

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Acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) is the most commonly used painkiller in the world. It is also found in combination with other products like those medicines for coughs and colds, menstrual pain and muscle relaxants. Too much acetaminophen is bad for us and can damage the liver. Read the labels on all the medication you take to ensure you aren’t exceeding daily dose levels of 4000 mg. Flossing is difficult to do for some people, so they don’t do it regularly. But flossing is an important part of good dental hygiene. Brushing gets rid of surface bacteria, but only flossing can get between the teeth where you can’t reach with your toothbrush. It takes only 36 hours for plaque, the main cause of gum disease, to harden on your teeth. Flossing will stop this. If you aren’t already, be a flosser. Flu season is coming. We often get asked if a pregnant woman should have a flue shot, and the answer is yes. Flu vaccine is an inactivated or killed vaccine, so it will cause no problem to the mother or the baby.

Tabs for handbags Linda Brierly shows one of four or five bags of pull-tabs she has collected from local residents. The tabs will be used by the Pokomchi Indians she works with in Guatemala to decorate handbags for sale. Linda and her husband, Bill Brierly, left for several months in Guatemala last week.

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Fun at the Regatta for all of the family

Piet Oud races to ring the cowbell as he and Robert Beaudry finish first in the Stone's Throw canoe race for children (with an adult) during the Clearwater Canoe Regatta at Dutch Lake beach on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Elizabeth Elston shows her winning form as she paddles for first place in the kayak race around the island. Participation in nearly all event categories appeared to be up noticeably from recent years.

Left: M.P. Cathy McLeod demonstrates her Zumba moves as she takes part in warm-up exercises at the Clearwater Canoe Regatta. McLeod later participated in the kayak race around the island.

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Youngsters in the five-, six- and seven-years-old category head out on their bicycles at the start of the Try the Tri event on Friday evening, Sept. 7. They biked to Dutch Lake School, ran through a mini-obstacle course on the field, and then biked back to the beach.

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Mary Stewart (l) congratulates Eva Buck for being named the Regatta Golden Girl for 2012. Eva always liked to work in the background and so many people did not realize the work she did for the community, her nominators wrote. Missing from the photo is the third nominee, Ena Chiasson.

A crew of pirates prepares to take part in the Scavenger Hunt on Friday evening, Sept. 7. Pictured are (l-r) Fern Ryley, Annie Nash, Lynda Dunkley, Wendy Pollard, Melody Romeo, Robin Russell, and Susan Corbett.

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Longtime Clearwater residents Len Chase (l) and John (Slim) Foster share memories as they enjoy the sunshine at the Fall Fair.

Members of the Brcko family check out the birds in the Poultry Barn at the Fall Fair. Pictured are (l-r) George, Kari, Katrina (age six) and Nataha (age four).

(L-r) Barrie the Bear welcomes Clearwater residents Alena, Chelsea and Milo Hindle to the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo in Barriere during the Labor Day weekend.

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FOR OUR KIDS this year

Dante Dodd (l) battles with Carson Musselman as the two boys try to knock each other off their perches.

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No two kids are alike. That’s what makes teaching both a challenge and a joy. It’s also why each student needs – and deserves – more of our time. Teachers will be working hard to give them that time. And together with parents, we’ll be urging government to help. Years of cuts have led to overcrowded classes. Our kids desperately need smaller classes, better support for students with special needs, and more one-on-one time. Every child matters. And every year counts.

Smaller classes, better support for kids with special needs, and more one-on-one time. THAT’S WHAT OUR STUDENTS DESERVE.

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Sports North Thompson Ladies Drill Team rocks Barriere Fall Fair Submitted This year’s North Thompson Fall Fair in Barriere invited

the talented ladies of Clearwater’s own North Thomson Ladies Drill Team to perform. Six horses with six lovely

ladies got all dressed up with bling, and smart red and white polo wraps (leg wraps) to perform for an audience

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that cheered them on and enjoyed the show. Riding a drill takes a lot of preparation and training. First of all the horses have to be trained in basic horsemanship - be able to trot, canter, make sharp turns, come back to balanced calm walk and then go for an outright gallop, all under control and at very precise moments. The riders have to remember the exact pattern of the drill and be able to keep a correct distance from the other horses while still keeping in step with the others. The role of the drillmaster is to help choreograph the combination of moves in order to show precision, energy and a lot of showmanship. “In my case, I came in late in the

Drillmaster Aida Andersen (l) and the members of the North Thompson Ladies Drill Team wave as they get ready to perform during the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo in Barriere during the Labor Day weekend. Photo submitted game as the ladies had already created a drill pattern,” said drillmaster Aida Andersen. “So my major contribution has

been to remind them all to smile and enjoy the ride, and boy did they smile today. They made Clearwater proud.”

The team members also showed their drill during the Clearwater Canoe Regatta on the afternoon of Sept. 8 at Mann’s Field

Special Olympics seeking local participants Keith McNeill What can be done to promote Special Olympics in the Clearwater area? That's the question

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to find Special Olympic athletes, but we don't seem to be able to reach the right people and let them know it's an option for them," she said. A bocce try-it day for people with an intellectual disability held on Sunday on the grounds at Raft River Elementary School attracted just one potential athlete (although one more would have attended but she had commitments elsewhere, said Thornley). Special Olympics chapters in Kamloops and 100 Mile have bocce teams and so it would be a good fit to have one here, she felt. According to Times files, there was a Special

Olympics chapter in Clearwater that formed in about 1998 and had as many as 14 athletes participating. The group curled in the winter, carpet bowled, traveled out of town to five-pin bowl, and had one athlete training in long-distance running. Since then, however, there has been little interest or activity, and efforts to revitalize the local chapter have not met with success. Anyone interested in being a Special Olympic athlete, coach or volunteer should give Leslie Thornley a call at 250317-1272 or email to



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Vienna Moilliet wins Hospice Cup challenge Margaret Houben The fourth annual Hospice Cup bike challenge took place on Sunday, Sept. 9. Four riders left at 1 p.m. from the North Thompson Funeral Services Clearwater office: Mitch Miller, Sam Willan, Jennifer Hewlett and Jan Westendorp. Leaving from the Barriere office at the same time were Ward Stamer and Dennis Farquharson of Barriere, plus Drake Smith and Jean Nelson of Clearwater. Barriere Mayor Bill Humphreys and Clearwater councilor Jon Kreke, via their cellphones, kicked off the race in both municipalities, and were on hand at the end for the presentation of the cup in Little Fort. The Barriere team had a slight advantage this year, with a strong tailwind pushing them along. The point at which the teams met, at 31.73 km north of Barriere, set a new record. In previous years it was at 28, 26, and 25 km. The closest guess out of the 353 entries was by Vienna Moilliet of Vavenby, with a guess of 31.74 km.

As of Sunday afternoon, a total of $1682.54 had been raised, with a bit more to come in. North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society president Steve White presented the cup to the Clearwater team. The cup will have a new plate engraved with Moilliet’s name on it before delivery to the District of Clearwater office for display until next year’s race. Clearwater council member and acting-mayor Jon Kreke talks on the phone with Barriere Mayor Bill Humphreys, as they count down to start the fourth annual Hospice Bike Challenge on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 9. The Clearwater team of (l-r) Jan Westendorp, Mitch Miller, Sam Willan and Jennifer Hewlett met a team from Barriere just south of Little Fort. Winner for coming closest to the correct distance (31.73 km from Barriere) was Vienna Moilliet of Vavenby. Nearly $1,700 was raised to go towards construction of a hospice house for the Valley, likely to be located in Little Fort. Photo by Keith McNeill

Special Olympics seeking local participants Keith McNeill What can be done to promote Special Olympics in the Clearwater area? That’s the question that Leslie Thornley, regional community development manager with BC Special Olympics, is looking for answers to. “We’re always trying to find Special Olympic athletes, but we don’t seem to be able to reach the right people and let them know it’s an option for them,” she said. A bocce try-it day for people with an intellectual disability held on Sunday on the grounds at Raft River Elementary School attracted just one potential athlete (although one more would have attended but she had commitments elsewhere, said Thornley). Special Olympics chapters in Kamloops

and 100 Mile have bocce teams and so it would be a good fit to have one here, she felt. According to Times files, there was a Special Olympics chapter in Clearwater that formed in about 1998 and had as many as 14 athletes participating. The group curled in the winter, carpet bowled, traveled out of town to five-pin bowl, and had one athlete training in long-distance running. Since then, however, there has been little interest or activity, and efforts to revitalize the local chapter have not met with success. Anyone interested in being a Special Olympic athlete, coach or volunteer should give Leslie Thornley a call at 250-317-1272 or email to lthornley@

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Skye Buck (l) coaches Ashleah Christian on the finer points of serving a volleyball during a three-day camp held at Clearwater Secondary School recently. Sessions were held in the morning for youngsters in Grades 4 - 7 while those in Grades 8 - 12 attended in the afternoons. Other District of Clearwater programs included a Variety Sports Camp at Rotary Park from Aug. 20 - 24 and Family Canoe Lessons on Dutch Lake on Aug. 21 - 28. Photo by Keith McNeill

Chris Miller tries his hand at playing bocce during a try-it day sponsored by BC Special Olympics at Raft River Elementary School on Sunday afternoon. Behind him is Leslie Thornley, regional community development manager with BC Special Olympics. Photo by Keith McNeill

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“Building Community Partnerships” Clearwater & District Chamber of Commerce 201-416 Eden Road, Clearwater, BC V0E1N1 250.674.3530

2012 Awards Category Listings Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 52 Annual ‘Of the Year’ Awards nominations. This year’s ‘Of the Year’ Gala Awards will take place on October 19th, 2012 at Wells Gray Inn, starting at 5:30 for Cocktails with a delicious Buffet Style Dinner to follow at 6:00 pm. The Clearwater and District’s Chamber President, Jeff Lamond, will be our M.C. for this year, who will be overseeing the evening’s activities. Be sure to reserve your Dinner Tickets: Members - $30.00 each, Non Members - $35.00 each. Join Us as we Honour Oustanding Citizens, Youth, Employees and Businesses! Citizen ‘Of the Year’: A resident who has given generously of their volunteer time and energy to help any organization or cause this year, having provided a significant contribution to the North Thompson Valley. This person has demonstrated outstanding leadership and is a positive role model in the area of; Community Service, Arts & Culture, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Sports and Recreation and the Environment. Youth of the Year: This award recognizes a young person, up to the age of 29 years, living in the North Thompson Valley who has shown outstanding leadership or initiative on a project or campaign that contributes a positive social, business, educational or volunteer impact in the community. This youth who, separate from or in school; has made a significant or worthy contribution(s) within the valley that may encourage the involvement of other youth. Community Spirit - Non Profit/Volunteer: Awarded to a non-profit, community group or volunteer contingent (singular or group) for their remarkable and significant community contribution. By way of action, this group/individual has had a positive impact in our valley, makes our community a better place to live and gives us reason to be proud of our non-profit and volunteer groups. Employee of the Year: Presented to an employee or team of employees within a business who demonstrate a consistent commitment to providing Customer Service Excellence that truly “Wows” the customer by encouraging and inspiring the community to shop local. *Extra points are automatically awarded to employees of a business, which is a Chamber Member during the year. Rookie of the Year: Awarded to a business (large, small or home-based) for outstanding effort and commitment in their first 18 months of business. This award is intended to highlight and encourage awareness of new businesses establishing in our community. Business of the Year: Recognizing overall business excellence and achievement. Business owner (and staff) consistently demonstrate a commitment to excellence and have demonstrated strong business growth and development practices that are a role model for other businesses. One business from each of these categories will be selected to receive the Business of the Year Award for that category. To qualify for nomination, a business must show leadership in at least one of the following areas: 1.) Tourism Business Excellence: Motels, Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Guides, Outfitters, Adventure Tourism, Restaurants or those directly involved in services to tourists. 2.) Service/Retail Business Excellence: All Retail Stores, Financial Services, Media, Hairdressers, Home-based Businesses, Repair Shops and Service Providers in any other service related business including Forestry and Log hauling related businesses. Criteria used for selection of Businesses Excellence awards in Tourism and Retail/Service will be: Appearance of Business and Employees, Community Oriented, Product Knowledge, Convenience of Hours, Quality and Reliability of Service, Availability and Variety of products, Friendly and Courteous Staff with good telephone manners. *Extra points will be given to businesses that are members of the Chamber of Commerce. The comments section of this nomination form must be completed or it will not be accepted. A business must qualify in at least one criteria area, but could be recognized for leadership in more than one area. Please submit entries by the Deadline Date of - Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at any of the following locations: Wells Gray Inn, Chamber Visitor Info Desk, Chamber Office at Community Resource Centre, Aboriginal Sharing Centre, Clear Water Dollar Emporium or Avril’s Garden & Gifts.

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Safety award Mayor John Harwood congratulates Sportsplex employee Don Pendergast for successfully passing a refrigeration safety awareness course. The presentation took place during a town council meeting held Sept. 4. Photo by Keith McNeill

Becoming a Rotary Exchange Student Kay Knox Rotary International provides many services and opportunities worldwide. One is the Rotary Exchange Program, which has benefited several of Clearwater's youth, as well as introducing our spectacular area to others from far-flung countries like Finland, France, Ecuador, India and Brazil. Every two years, in September, a notice goes up in Clearwater Secondary School to inform students, aged 16 - 18, and their parents of the date of an informational meeting about this wonderful opportunity. Watch for the notice this month. At the meeting families will learn about the process of becoming an Exchange Student and have the chance to ask questions. Next come the individual interviews of those interested by five Clearwater Rotary members. First, parents are asked important questions about their child's strengths and possible difficulties they might encounter like homesickness. Then, parents now outside, each student is asked about their interests, attitude, what they know about the world and our com-

munity, and very basic political questions, what they might gain and what they might contribute to the country they are visiting during this experience. Last year seven were interviewed and two were chosen to submit applications. Those selected then download a lengthy application form and have two to three weeks to fill in the many details required. Twenty-two different countries are offered; six are to be listed in order of choice. Clearwater Rotary is part of District 5060, and the next stage involves being interviewed in Kamloops along with students from the northern half of this District, which includes Revelstoke, Ashcroft, Merritt, Salmon Arm, Enderby and Armstrong, as well as Kamloops with its six clubs. Each club in these places can submit two candidates. There can be sharing of candidates by the clubs, but basically, just one is selected to represent each club. To date, Clearwater has had wonderful delegates, with someone chosen each time. (While student exchanges happen annually, with Clearwater being a

small club, we can afford to participate only every second year.) Next comes notification of the successful candidate - and the one not so lucky. Then she or he will learn in which country they will spend the following year, and it's time to learn about it and our own country. In February, a gathering at the hotel in Glacier National Park east of Revelstoke brings together all of these newly chosen Outbound Students and the Inbound Students who are already here. Where possible, kids going to a particular country are paired with an Inbound Student for whom that is home. Finally, selected candidates (Outbound) and their parents attend a compulsory gathering in Naramata to learn more about what lies ahead and what it might be like living in a new country for a year, where you know nobody. However, the Rotary Club there will be the host - and all sorts of incredible experiences will be available to the ones who have been chosen as good candidates to represent Clearwater Rotary Club in particular and Canada in general.

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Seeking help for Map Our Marshes Keith McNeill Organizers from BC Wildlife Federation are still looking for participants to help out with a Map Our Marshes workshop on Saturday, Sept. 15. The event will be held at the Thompson Rivers University education and research center in Upper Clearwater from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The main instrument used will be a handheld GPS unit (provided). For the

field section, participants will learn how to create tracks and waypoints of the wetland complex surrounding the research center. After the field session, participants will head into Clearwater, where they will learn how to upload geographical field data. There is no charge to take part and the event is open to anyone interested in environmental conservation. Participants should bring waders or

gumboots if they own them (they are welcome to bring their own GPS units also). More information is available on the BCWF website at To register, email Owni Toma at otoma90@

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A quick trip to the Big Apple PART 2: Fun in the city The thunderstorm that held me up on the night of my arrival cleared the air somewhat, following a heat wave in New York, although high temperatures and a muggy atmosphere were part of my stay. Blue sky could be found - if I tipped my head back far enough to peer up between endless tall buildings. Somehow, majestic trees flourish in Brooklyn, and a trip to the Botanical Gardens was even more refreshing. After observing Cousin Pam at work in a panel discussion on my first morning, we lunched with hordes of people watching actors and actresses singing their hit songs from current Broadway plays. Sending her off to work in a subway train going one way, I boarded another, which took me to the Museum of Natural History. My head filled with displays of the Universe, animals, ocean life, trees and more, I headed for the food court. Picking up a cool dessert, I commented to the cashier: "Lots of money!" She sort of grinned but just said, "Spoons down there." Nope - all gone. When I went back to her, her eyes twinkled as she now said, "I'll charge you more if a spoon is there." Nope! Although much more was within those many floors, I decided to leave to find nearby Central Park. Approaching two attendants I asked, "Where can I find fresh air?" One lady pointed, but the African-American announced in a loud, highpitched voice: "Fresh air? In New York? You want fresh air in New York?" Everyone within hearing distance cracked up as her words echoed around those lofty hallways. After I'd contentedly wandered some of the lanes and walkways within the park, the subway took me close to my next rendezvous. Walking to find the restaurant, I reached an intersection that had me gawking like an idiot. People were walking, sitting, and staring at ads in neon lights flashing high up and down on the buildings. Beside me stood a man-shaped, human-sized Statue of Liberty coated in green paint; beyond him another man was being covered with blue lines to resemble an Australian aboriginal. "Where am I?" I asked a pleasant- looking woman. "You're in Time Square," she grinned. After our delicious Japanese dinner, it was time to meet my other NY cousin. Ward and friend Dennis had arranged for us to see a show - a preview, so not yet charging for tickets. The locals figured this one could do with a bit of work. Their comments, as they dissected "The Last Smoker in America" over drinks and nibbles when it was over, exactly matched those of the critics when the show was launched to the general public a couple of weeks after I came home. "It needs work," was the consensus. "It's got every stereotype ever used." But we had enjoyed some good laughs and appreciated the talents of the players. Ward and I

Blackpool Hall Heritage Society ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 7 PM Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the Blackpool Hall

Trekking Tales )` 2H`2UV_ managed several other happy times together - we had even more years to catch up, perhaps 45 of them! And so it went on, as both families showed me snippets of their lives in that huge city. It was cleaner than I had anticipated, people friendly and helpful, and I felt safe in the places we went. One young lady smilingly gave me her seat on the subway. But what of your sister Alice, you may ask? Weren't she and her cruise ship due in port while you were there? Indeed they were and yes, we saw each other often. Unfortunately, she was experiencing health problems, so could not "play" as planned. The time we spent together, all of us, one place or another, was precious and memorable. A spur of the moment decision to fly right across the continent, to see them, was one of my smarter moves....

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Clearwater Christian Church “an Independent” congregation in fellowship with the broader Christian community in the area.

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Sunday Worship Service 10 am On the Web: For information 250.674.3841 or 250.674.2912

VAVENBY CHRISTIAN CHURCH 3083 Capostinsky Rd. • Service 11 a.m. Sunday Morning Celebration Services Ian Moilliet Pastor 250-676-9574 Non Denominational

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CLEARWATER Sunday Service Mass • 11am - 12pm UNITED CHURCH Church of St. James Tuesday & Thursday Catholic Worship & Children’s 10am Church • Sunday 9am 324 Clearwater 250-672-5653 Village Road or 250-674-3808 250-672-5949 or 250-676-9435 •Father Don O’Reilly

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Wednesdays Am Ladies Bible Study Thursday 3-5pm Kids Club

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Worship Service 10:30 Pastor Mike Kiewitt 250.674.1332


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Alpacas show promise for local residents Charlotte West, her son Colt, and her partner Ted Bergmann are raising alpacas and wild meat turkeys at their residence on the corner of Cederholm and Capostinsky Roads, across from the Canfor sawmill in Vavenby. The raising of alpacas started out when Colt met his older brother’s lone llama named Big Mamma and he fell in love with it. The Wests and Bergmann have been raising alpacas for about two years and now have six of them. This number will increase soon as two are pregnant. Vavenby weather is ideal for alpacas as they are originally from high up in the Andes Mountains. They like the cold and the shade. They are foragers but the owners have to be careful because some of B.C.’s weeds can poison them. Right now the Wests are just raising alpacas and having fun with them. But they have plans for the future. They want to sell Christmas trees and get the male alpaca to deliver them. The turkeys are 100 per cent organic and are raised for their meat and eggs. Colt is learning business skills through the selling of the turkeys and eggs. Another plan is for when Bergmann arrives from Georgia. He has a wealth of knowledge ranging from wilderness survival to over 20 years of extensive knowledge in mycology. They are hoping to offer mycology field study classes in the future. For more information go to or AlpacaExpeditions

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Program for children gets going Strong Start began at the Vavenby Primary School on Wednesday, Sept. 5. It runs every Wednesday from 8:50 to 11:50 a.m. It is open to all children under five years old and their parent/caregiver. The leader is Mrs. Amy. Strong Start is a program where children learn to play with other children and parents can get out and socialize. Everyone takes part in the crafts, singing, reading, free time, and exploring science. There are nutritious snacks for all. Mother Goose will be there every other Wednesday, starting next week. Strong Start is a good learning experience for all.

Above: Charlotte West checks out three of her packing line of alpacas. Photo by Robyn Rexin

Left: Alison Webber, her son Nathaniel, and leader Mrs. Amy taking part in song-time during Strong Start at Vavenby Primary School. Photo by Robyn Rexin


Monday, September 13, 2012 Clearwater Times

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Seuss

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UPCOMING EVENTS Sept. 13: Yellowhead Mining Open House – Harper Creek project, 7pm, Community Resource Centre Sept. 14: Blackpool Community Hall Coffee House. 6:30 – 7:30. Sept 15: Antique Engine Show, Farmers’ Market – Elks parking lot. Sept 15: Legion Meat Draw. 3-5pm, Queen of Hearts 50/50 draw 5pm, 258 Glen Road. Sept 16: 3rd Sunday Seniors Social. Wells Gray Inn, 12:30 – 2:30. Sept. 17: Clearwater & District Hwy Rescue society, AGM, Blackpool Hall, 7 pm. Sept. 18: Service Canada comes to Clearwater. 224 Candle Creek Road. Community Resource Centre. Sept. 18: Regular council meeting. 132 Station Road., 7 – 9 pm Sept 19: TWG Special General Meeting. 7 pm, Council chambers Sept. 19: Adult Team Spelling Bee, 6:30–8pm CSS Pit, 250-674-3530 Sept. 20: Raft Mtn. Skating reg, 6 -7pm, North Thompson Sportsplex Sept. 20-24: Provincial Winter Fair @ Barriere Fall Fair grounds. Sept. 21 – 23: Girls Hockey School, $50, register at

Sept. 22: Terry Fox run 1-3pm. Starts at Sportsplex parking lot Sept. 23: NT Arts Council meeting, Blackpool Hall, 2pm Sept. 23: Minor Hockey Referee Clinic: Pre-registered. Call 250-674-2143 Sept. 28: Raft Mtn. Skating registration, 4:30 pm during family skate, North Thompson Sportsplex Sept. 28-30: Adult Ice Breaker Tourney, Register as a team or individual, 250-674-2143 Oct. 2: Blackpool Hall Heritage Society, AGM, 7 pm, Blackpool Hall Oct. 7: Guided tours – Mind of the Deer – Pioneer Ways in the Clearwater Valley. Register 250-828-5400 Oct. 20: Oktoberfest, organized by Clearwater Rotary Clearwater Ski Hill starts 6 pm, $20/person, incl food & live music. Oct. 21: Guided tour: Pioneer school Days. Register 250-828-5400 Nov 10: Explore Wells Gray the way it used to be. Register 250-828-5400 Clearwater Farmers Market: Saturdays 9am – 12pm from May to Oct. on the IWE grounds opposite Brookfield Mall.

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

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

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

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UPCOMING COURSES: OFA Level 1 Wilderness & Remote First Aid After Hours Theatre: Community The After School Program (TASP) Acting Workshops Gymnastics Transportation Endorsement OFA Level 3 Babysitting & First Aid Computer Starters Introduction to Social Media The Artists Way Air Brakes Food Safe Level 1 Microsoft Word YMCR 535

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Lost: Coleman 3 person tow behind tube on the road from North Barriere Lake to Barriere. Reward. Please call Tony at 250-320-5684 Lost: Fancy bridle with Tom Thumb bit and also a purple rein. Was last seen at Raft River. If found please call 250676-9257


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ART Workshop in Experimental Mixed Media - Sept. 22 and 23rd at North Thompson Volunteer and Information Center (NTVIC). Cost $100 plus $20 for supplies. Work with acrylic mediums and gels, dried leaves, flowers, papers, stencils and stamps. Make acrylic skins and work in collage. Very creative and fun for all! Registration forms are available at NTVIC. For more info contact Edith Warner (instructor) 604-980-5358 or or Bev Murphy at NTVIC, 250-672.0033. CHOIRS! New voice/piano teacher in town is starting adult and children/youth choir starting the week of September 23rd. Likely Mondays in Clearwater, Thursdays in Barriere. Leah is looking forward to sharing her experience and knowledge with North Thompson folks and is looking forward to settling in and getting to know all of you! 250-9578440 or ALSO - good harmony SINGERS REQUIRED for CD RECORDING. Check for updates Hospital Gift Corner Open Monday - Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Information Have your say. Get Paid. Voice your opinion on issues that matter and receive cash incentives for doing so.

Also, participate to win one of 10 prizes totalling $1000! Safe Home Response Providing a safe place to escape for women and their children. Volunteers always needed. Call 250-674-2135. Want to EAT LOCAL?

HOSPITAL AUXILIARY THRIFT SHOP Located across the railway tracks in Vavenby, B.C. Wednesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday 11a.m. - 3 p.m. Great deals - low prices

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250-587-0026 Anytime Barriere Alcoholics Anonymous Call: 250-672-9643 For Al Anon Call: 250-672-9643, 250-819-5361, 250-308-5139 or 778-220-6269 Clearwater: AA meetings every Wednesday, #11 Lodge Dr., side door. Roll call 8 p.m. 250674-7155 or 250-674-7313 MEET SINGLES right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 1-888-744-3699

Lost & Found Found: Misc. items found at NT Fall Fair grounds in Barriere after the Labour Day long weekend. Items include jackets, hats, sunglasses, earrings, & rings. Also 1 small wallet (empty), a debit card, car keys, & an i-pod type device. Drop by the Star/Journal office to identify & claim, or call 250-672-5611. Found: recently found at the Barriere Bandshell - woman’s watch, man’s watch, earring. Contact District Office at 250672-9751 to claim. Found: red 27sp mountain bike, found week before Fall Fair abandoned at the Wagon Wheel Trailer Park. Claim by identifying same at Barriere RCMP office.

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking SUTCO Contracting Ltd. requires experienced flat-bed highway drivers. Min. 2 yrs exp. hwy/mtn driving, loading and tarping. New equipment, satellite dispatch, e-logs, extended benefits & pension plan. CANADA ONLY runs avail. fax:250357-2009 Enquiries: 1-888357-2612 Ext:230

COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPING Certificate Program. GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Extensive study of beekeeping, queen rearing and honey business. Paid work experience. Affordable oncampus residences. Starts January 7, 2013. 1-780-8356630; INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Apply online! 1-866-399-3853 KNOW SOMEONE with a WCB claim? Retraining for a high-paid career with Canada’s best heavy equipment operator school, job placement assistance, $70K+ per year. Limited seating, government licensed. Talk to your WCB worker about funding then call 1-866-963-4766; LEARN FROM Home. Earn from home. Medical Transcriptionists are in demand. Lots of jobs! Enroll today for less than $95 a month. 1-800-466-1535 LEARN FROM Home. Earn from home. Medical Transcriptionists are in demand. Lots of jobs! Enroll today for less than $95 a month. 1-800-466-1535 TRAIN TO Be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN required immediately for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealership in Salmon Arm, BC. Proven producer, good attitude, quality workmanship a must. Excellent wage and benefit package. Contact Pat 250832-8053, Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430

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ALBERTA BASED Company looking for qualified & experienced: Equipment Operators, Mulcher, Feller Buncher & Processor Operators. Out of town & camp work. Safety tickets & drivers abstract required. Email resume: Fax 780-488-3002.

CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS wanted for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets needed. Fax 250-775-6227 or email: CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS needed for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Fax resume to 250-775-6227 or email:

CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS needed for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Fax resume to 250-775-6227 or email:

ALBERTA BASED Company looking for qualified and experienced: Equipment Operators, Mulcher, Feller Buncher and Processor Operators. Out of town and camp work. Safety tickets and drivers abstract required. Email resume: Fax 780-488-3002. AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for Welders, due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd Year Apprentices or Journeyperson Welders. We offer best wages in industry. 3rd Year Apprentice $28$30/hour, Journeyperson $32$35/hour, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at: (office)780-8462231; (fax)780-846-2241 or send resume to: Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. BUSY LOWER Mainland Commercial Tire store is seeking Experienced tire man for shop duties. Top Wages & Benefits Paid. Please send inquiries to:

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Homes in Regina and Saskatoon, SK are looking for subcontractor framers to join our team! If you are looking for competitive pay, a fast paced environment and you are willing to relocate, please contact Jeff at 306-779-2288 ext 284 or email

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BLUE RIVER WEATHER STATION EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: WEATHER OBSERVER: FT/PT position, 2 DAYS PER WEEK Minimum Educational Requirements: Grade 12, with Math and Science WHMIS & TDG certificates an asset Nav Canada Back Check will be required (security check) There will be is a requirement to attend training course in Kingston, Ontario, from October 15 to November 14, plus travel days. Expenses covered. Resumes will be accepted at BLUE RIVER WEATHER STATION until September 21st at 6:00PM. Only short listed candidates will be notified. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 19, Blue River BC, V0E 1J0

NORTH THOMPSON SPORTSPLEX (District of Clearwater) CONCESSION CLERK & SKATE PATROL The District of Clearwater is inviting applications for the positions of Concessions Clerk & Skate Patrol at the North Thompson Sportsplex for the 2012 -13 season. Concession Clerk: Interested applicants must be motivated; possess communication and public relations skills; experience in food preparation; ability to operate a cash register and balance end of day cash out; preference will be given to those holding a Level One Food Safe Certificate. Applicants must be available to work evening and weekend shifts. Applicants must be 14 years of age or older and be bondable. Applicants ages 14 & IS years must have the permission of a parent or guardian. The position is subject to the provisions of the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 900. The position is seasonal part-time (approx. 10 hrs week) and will commence on or about September 21, 2012. Skate Patrol: Interested applicants must be strong ice skaters and possess exceptional communication and public relations skills. Applicants must be available to work evening and weekend shifts. Applicants must be 14 years of age or older and be bondable. Applicants ages 14 & IS years must have the permission of a parent or guardian. The position is subject to the provisions of the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 900. The position is seasonal part-time (approx. 5 hrs/week) and will commence on or about September 21, 2012. Written resumes with references outlining skill and qualifications are to be marked with the title of the position you are applying for as Personal/Confidential and mailed to Leslie Groulx, Chief Administrative Officer at Box 157, Clearwater, B.C. VOE 1NO or dropped off at the District of Clearwater, 132 Station Road, Clearwater B.C. by 12:00 noon, Monday September 17, 2012. The District of Clearwater thanks all applicants who apply for this position, however, only those candidates who are interviewed will be contacted.


Employment Trades, Technical

• DRILLERS • BLASTERS • POWDERMEN • CONCRETE LABOURERS VK MASON Local Union Underground Contractor is seeking experienced labor for remote camp job near Kitimat. Looking to hire immediately! Please contact Ashley Halden at 778-724-2500 or ashley.halden@ HEAVY EQUIPMENT Repair Ltd. currently has full-time positions available: H/D Truck and Transport Mechanic and Parts Counter Person. Contact Herb 780-849-3768; (cell) 780849-0416. Fax 780-849-4453. Email: QUALITY CONTROL Person experienced with Piping and Structural Welding needed for a growing northern company. Competitive wages & benefits. Please email resume to: Fax 250-775-6227 or apply online:



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

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SKILL DEVELOPMENT: If you have been on Employment Insurance in the past 3 years (5 years maternity) and are currently unemployed, you may be eligible for retraining dollars. Book an appointment to see one of our counselors for more information. We look forward to seeing you: come in and we’ll personally see that you get the information you’re seeking or call and make an appointment. • Free computer and Internet access • Free resume help • Free information on many services.

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E-mail: • Web Page: Chef Garder Manger (Evening Chef): Winter Season/ Blue River #0820 Breakfast Cook: Winter Season/Blue River #0819 Dishwashers: Winter Season/Blue River #0818 Bus Host: Winter Season/Blue River #0817 Heli-Ski Guides: 6 positions/Seasonal/Blue River #0816 Volunteer Office Assistant: Volunteer/Clearwater #0815 Chokerman: Seasonal/Clearwater #0814 Jr. Forestry Technician: Part-time/Clearwater #0813 Lodge Manager: Seasonal/Blue River #0812 Assistant Housekeeping Supervisor: #0811 Housekeeping Supervisor Assistant: #0810 Skate Club Coach: Seasonal/Clearwater #0809 Piano Player: PT/Clearwater #0807 Traffic Control Person: Casual/Clearwater #0806 Breakfast Café Cook: PT/Little Fort #0802 Chocolate Maker Helper: FT/Clearwater #0726 Housekeeper: Seasonal/Blue River #0724 Sport shop & Boutique Manager: FT/Blue River #0723 Class 1 Driving Instructor: FT/Clearwater/Quesnel/Williams Lake #0722 Restaurant Server: PT/Little Fort #0719 Line Cook: PT to FT/Little Fort #0718 Servers: 2 positions/Blue River #0711 Line Cook: 3 positions/Blue River #0710 Industrial Automotive Parts Person: FT/Clearwater #0706 Customer Service Employee: 3 positions FT/PT Little Fort #0623 Accounts Payable & Accounting Clerk: FT/Blue River #0618 Administrative Assistant: FT/Blue River BC #0615 Reservations Coordinator: FT/Blue River #0507


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CASHIER: Part time Barriere Petro Can J1212C BAR SERVER: Knight’s Inn J2312A LUMBER PILERS: Woodco JU0912 COOK: Barriere A&W AU0712 BREAKFAST COOK: Mike Wiegele AU2912 CHEF GARDER MANGER: Mike Wiegele AU2912A DISHWASHER: Mike Wiegele AU2912B TRAFFIC CONTROL PERSONS: Road Sense Traffic Control S0512 SUPERVISOR/MANAGER: Road Sense Traffic Control S0512A COOK: Part time, Knight’s Inn S0512B VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED : NT Fall Fair: Donna Kibble 250-672-5672


QUALITY CONTROL Person experienced with Piping and Structural Welding needed for a growing Northern Company. Competitive wages and benefits. Please email resume to: Fax 250-775-6227 or apply online

Need some help with those odd jobs you don’t have time for? Call Keiran Jones at 250-674-3051

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 North Thompson Times

GENERAL INFORMATION • Free Workshops: Thurs. Sept. 13th : Introduction Computer Training Workshop Thurs. Sept. 20th : Creating and Updating Your Resume Workshop (every 3rd Thursday) Thurs. Sept. 27th: Work Search Techniques Workshop (every 4th Thursday) Please call Call 250-674-2928 to register for free workshops • Resumes & Interviews: Go hand in hand, so the better prepared you are the greater the impression you will make to your future employer. Please drop in and our friendly staff will assist you. • Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS): Are you currently on Employment Insurance or have you been in the last 3-5 years? If you have, you may be eligible for wage subsidy. Ask us for further info. • Funding for Skill Enhancement: Recent or active EI clients with a career plan in mind seeking assistance through Service Canada are required to book an appointment with one of our Employment Counsellors. • Blue River Itinerant: An employment consultant comes to town once per month for the summer months to the Blue River Library. Next visit is Thursday Sept 18th from 1:00 to 3:00. If a one on one appointment is required, please call to set up a time prior to the drop in.

For more information drop in to 58 Young Road (above Raft River Fitness), phone 250-674-2928 or fax 250-674-2938 Operate by Yellowhead Community Services The Employment Program of BC is funded by the Government of Canada & the Province of British Columbia

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Feed & Hay 850 lb bales. $70 ea. Free delivery within Clearwater. Call after 6 pm 250-674-3835 Excellent quality round & square hay bales, 1st & 2nd cut. Details call: 250-672-1810

Pets 3 1/2 yr old, friendly Ferret w/cage & accessories. $200. 250-672-0288

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Appliances Fridge, w/ice maker, water cooler, asking $450.00; W/D, top loading, asking $300.00; 5 burner glass top convection, $450.00. All in good working condition. Call 250-674-0079

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Addition for sale. 10’ x 36’. Vinyl siding exterior, drywall interior. As is, where is. $700. Includes wood heater. Call 250-587-6151. CENTRAL RV. New and used sea containers. Best prices in B.C. Can Deliver. 20’ New $4200. Used $3000. 8’x10’ new - $2800. 10’x10’ new $4000. (250)314-9522. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT 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. STEEL BUILDINGS. Reduced prices now! 20x22 $4,455. 25x26 $4,995. 30x38 $7,275. 32x50 $9,800. 40x54 $13,995. 47x80 $19,600. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422 VISITING ARIZONA for the Winter? Meridian RV Resort. Good Sam-Trailer Life Top 100 RV Resorts in America. Check us out at or call 1-866-770-0080.

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Homes for Rent Barriere: 3 bdrm, 1 bath, big yard, w/d/f/s. $650/mo + DD + util. RR, NP, no parties. 250819-2944 Barriere/Louis Creek: 1 bdrm home on 9.5 acres. $850/mo 250-690-7244 Clearwater River Frontage 3 bdrm hm on 1 acre, close to shopping, very priv, partially furn, 6 appl, $975/mo + util, wd/elec heat, n/s, ref, Oct. 1, 250-674-0001 CLW - 2 Bed House for rent. $1050/m inc util. NS, Ref Req. Avail Oct 1. 604-701-8704 or Two bdrm MH w/family rm, carport, 4 appl, wood heater. $625/mo. Site #9, Thompson Crossing, 121 Ferry Road, Clearwater BC. 250-587-6151 Vavenby: 5 bdrm / Hobby farm. Avail Oct. 1. $1100/mo. Call Randy 250-674-8288 Vavenby: Spacious 3 bdrm home. On half acre. $750/mo Call Randy 250-674-8288

Suites, Lower Barriere: 2 bdrm basement suite, all util, all appl. NS/NP, no parties. Separate entrance /parking. $750/mo. 250-6725643


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Misc. Wanted Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Silver Coins etc. Available now: 250-863-3082 Used Postage Stamps Support International Scouting by donating used stamps which are sorted & sold to raise money for the International Development Fund of the International Scout & Guide Fellowship. This fund pays for training for Scouters in the third world. Drop stamps off at front counter of the Star/Journal in Barriere, or call Margaret at (250)672-9330.

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Real Estate Acreage for Sale Barriere: 10 acres on Glengrove. Paved Rd., power, phone, water @ lot line. $149,000. 250-690-7244

Duplex/4 Plex Clearwater: Older duplex on 1/2 acre, 10 min from town. Great rental property. Asking $174,900. Flat lot w/easy access. Back lane & frontage near Hwy. Always rented, 1 side - 3 bdrm, other side 5 bdrm. 2 sep laundry. Great for daycare, group home, etc. Sep ent. Upgrades incl septic field, pellet stove, hot water tank, furnace & much more. Needs some tlc. Great potential. Owners will consider trades in Kelowna area. Contact property manager @ 250-674-0188 Ask for Julie.

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Mobile Homes & Pads Louis Creek: 2003, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, wd/fs/freezer/satellite int. Quiet location, sch.bus route. $750 + util/propane/pellet. NS/PF/RR. 250-672-9563

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Recreational/Sale 1983 Vanguard 9.5’ Hunting Camper special w/awing. $1500. Ph. 250-674-3616

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice to Creditors and others Notice is hereby given that creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Barbara Bucknell, formerly of 137 Trutch Road, Clearwater, BC deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Alan Kollman, Box 121, Port McNeill, BC, V0N 2R0 on or before September 30, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Alan Kollman, Executor



Renate Maria ZEININGER 1947 - 2012

Geraldine Isabel Holt 1919 - 2012

Renate Zeininger passed away peacefully at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 after a brave struggle with cancer. She was 65 years of age. Born in Beratzhausen, Germany on May 13, 1947, Renate came to Canada and settled here in the late 1960’s. She held a successful career in banking, serving in a supervisory capacity. In 1991, Renate moved to East Blackpool, B.C., where she spent the remainder of her life. Mourning Renate’s passing are her lifelong companion, Lorenz Ponath of East Blackpool; sister Doris Eisbrenner of Kitchener, ON, brother Johann (Renate) Zeininger of Beratzhausen, Germany; nieces Elke (Steven) McLellan and Rita Eisbrenner; nephew Simon Zeininger, great niece Erin McLellan and great nephew Kyle McLellan, plus many good friends. Renate was predeceased by her parents, Ludwig and Helene Zeininger, and by her brother, Kurt Zeininger. Renate was an intelligent woman with a caring heart. She was very generous and helpful; if you needed help, Renate was there for you. She loved nature and the quiet rural lifestyle of the North Thompson Valley. Following cremation, a memorial service for Renate Zeininger took place in the Chapel at North Thompson Funeral Services on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Mr. Lloyd Strickland presided. The service was webcast and may be seen by visiting www.NorthThompsonFuneral. com. Condolences may also be sent to the family by visiting the website. Donations in memory of Renate Zeininger to the Clearwater and District Hospice Society, 257D Glen Road, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N2, would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, tel.: 250-674-3030.

Geraldine Isabel Holt of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012, at the age of 93 years, beloved wife of the late Clay Monroe Holt. She leaves to cherish her memory two children, Arlee (Jay) Yoerger of Vavenby, B.C. and Shirley (Arleigh) Bennett of Redcliff, Alberta; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Holt of Victoria, B.C.; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; one brother, Edward and one sister, Irene, both of Vancouver Island, B.C. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Gertrude Tutte; her husband, Clay in 1974 and one son, Dean in 2006. Geraldine and Clay and their three children moved to Birch Island in 1951 where they bought the Holt Ranch, which is now known as the McNeil Ranch. Here they raised their family, eventually selling the ranch in the early ‘70’s and then retiring to Canoe, B.C. Following the death of her husband, Geraldine began living with her children, eventually moving to Medicine Hat to live with Shirley after the death of her son, Dean. In 2008, she moved into Masterpiece/ River Ridge. A private family service will be held. Interment will take place in the Hatley Memorial Gardens, Vancouver Island, at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Albert and NWT Palliser Chapter, 401D 3rd St. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0G8. To email an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Geraldine Holt, or you may visit and leave a message of condolence. Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.

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Monday, September 13, 2012 Clearwater Times


“Regatta Guy”

Wild & Wacky Clearwater Canoe RegaƩa Give Thanks! Clearwater Canoe RegaƩa 2012 Just as Wild, Just as Wacky!

The “Wild and Wacky” 2012 Canoe RegaƩa went oī with a bang! It kicked oī Friday night with 61 young athletes taking part in the Try the Tri and the Tots Bike Race. A huge thank you to Reliable Traĸc Control and all the volunteers for ensuring the racers were safe on the route. A shout out to the parents as well who biked, ran, and supervised the swimmers during the race. A frosty ice cream buīet cooled down the sweaty racers, donated by MacDonald Lowbed, and they received their super-fab t-shirts sponsored by Wells Gray Community Forest. In addiƟon to being the oĸcial MC, seƫng up and tearing down truckload aŌer truckload of tents, tables, etc, Councillor Ken Kjenstad BBQ’d a mean batch of hamburgers and hot dogs. The help of the AcƟng Mayor and Council along with Brad Bradbury and Leslie Groulx was greatly appreciated as well. Thank you all! This year’s “Golden Girl” award sponsored by Century 21 was presented to Eva Buck, with runners’ up Ena Chiasson and Mary Stewart, honouring their invaluable volunteer eīorts both past and present. Darkness fell, and aŌer careful calculaƟons by our dedicated point counters donning head lamps, last year’s champions of the “Wild and Wacky Scavenger Hunt” were taken out by the “Babes in the Country.” They walked away with bragging rights and an enormous trophy, wild and wacky style! Our undying graƟtude goes out to the ladies at the registraƟon table. Leslie Groulx, Sherri Madden, Loree Holmes, Jennifer HewleƩ, Joyce Wysoski and Mel Romeo – we cannot thank you enough! A huge thank you for a job well done by the Rotary Club for organizing the Pound, Pedal & Paddle Relay. The race was, as always a huge success, drawing many spectators to cheer parƟcipants along the way. Also thanks to MP Cathy McLeod for starƟng the relay and handing out the winner’s trophies. A blast was had by kids of all ages with many thanks to Wells Gray Community Forest who supported the event by sponsoring the climbing wall and humongous bouncy pirate ship. Success by Six mainstream and Aboriginal Success by 6 and the Aboriginal Sharing Centre provided more entertainment with fun craŌs and a beach scavenger hunt. Also courtesy of Wayne Richardson, the big, blue water pillow provided amusement, and the very talented Kathy Petrie wowed us all with her arƟsƟc face painƟng designs. We are grateful for RaŌ Mountain SkaƟng Club for feeding the masses on Saturday as well as Clearwater Fire Department for serving up a mouth watering beef on a bun dinner, sponsored by Canfor and also made possible by Carmen and the Safety Mart crew. Thank you to Mayor and Council for hosƟng the event with special acknowledgement to Leslie Groulx for your insight and support in making the event a success. We also wish to thank the District of Clearwater oĸce ladies for puƫng up with our demands as well as the RegaƩa commiƩee for their input, feedback and helping us pull it all together at crunch Ɵme. For their thoughƞulness and consistent coverage of the event along with their generous support of adverƟsing we would like to thank Keith McNeill and Yevonne Cline of the Clearwater Times. Thanks to the safety boat crew, Orlynn Braaten, Lonnie Russell, Kurt and Jodie Dodd, and Kevin and Tanya Hall. Also many thanks to the following for their contribuƟons: Wes Bieber- for organizing the canoe relay, Brent Buck and students- for the awesome wooden paddles for the trophies, District of Clearwater crew- for the speedy tent set-up,

ChrisƟne Parsons and Karly ChrisƟan- for the rockin’ music to dance to, limbo and hula hoop to, Graham Radcliī and Debbie Smart- for the yummy coƩon candy, Penny Neufeldfor the beauƟful artwork on the canoe paddles, the North Thompson Drill Team- great performance ladies, the RCMP for their traĸc and safety support, , Ray Jones- for the muscle, and in addiƟon Brad Bradbury, Doug Hindle, Kaitlynn Braaten, Robin Russell, Tasha Jensen, Wayne Wysoski, KiƩy Ann Braaten and Donald Collins. Youth and teen volunteers were also a big presence again this year. Special thanks to Aiden and Megan Sim, KaƟe Bieber, Reid and Brynn Rebinsky, Jacob and Nicole Madden, Shanequa Harwood, Annie Butcher, Kaitlyn VanderZwan, Glen Dohms, Vanessa McGill and Emma Collins. We like to wave our hands in the air to Shelley Sim for her amazing work she has done building up the Canoe RegaƩa for the past three years. She was our back bone throughout the last six months and we greatly appreciated all her valuable advice! We would like to congratulate the winners of the Dutch Lake Concept Contest, in the adult division the prize was split between- Brenda Barber and the team of Heather Adamson, Liz Shook, Robyn Murray and Jolene McLarty also know as “Babes in the Country”. The youth prize went to Vanessa McGill. CongratulaƟons ladies!! The Wild and Wacky 2012 RegaƩa would like to wave their hands in the air to all of our astonishing sponsors that help make this such a extraordinary event for the community: District of Clearwater, Wells Gray Community Forest, Clearwater Rotary Club, Success by Six, Wells Gray Outdoor Club, Community Resource Center, RaŌ Mountain SkaƟng Club, Clearwater Secondary School, Clearwater Fire Department, RCMP, Reliable Traĸc Control, Canadian Forest Products Ltd, Century 21- Larissa Hadley & Marilou Roy, KDC Forestry ConsulƟng Ltd, Yellowhead Mines, Jim’s Food Market, Ruddock Creek Mines, Wadlegger Logging & ConstrucƟon Ltd, Wells Gray Country, Thompson Nicola Regional District, Clearwater FesƟval & Events Society, Clearwater Lake Tours, Dairy Queen, Pharmasave, Painted Turtle, Interior Whitewater ExpediƟons, Safety Mart, Wells Gray Inn, J3- Donna Akers, Interior Savings Credit Union, Clearwater Computers, B2K Services- Dean Sjodin, Strawberry Moose, Forest House- Sharon Neufeld, Bearfoot Outdoors, Kal Tire, Home Hardware, BDO, MacDonald Lowbed, Urban Systems, Fleetwest, Old Caboose Restaurant & Pub, Blackwell Park OperaƟons, Riverside Fitness, Wells Gray Guest Ranch, Royal Bank, Clearwater Bible Camp, Wells Gray Adventures, Greīard’s Saw & Outdoors, Clearwater ThriŌ Store, Clearwater Scouts and Clear Water Dollar Emporium. Thank you for your tremendous community support! The Canoe RegaƩa is all about the side-spliƫng fun that is had by all ages, as it does not worry about who won or lost but about having tons of laughs with family and friends. THANK YOU to the community for all your generous support, great sense of humour and exhilarated cheering, for throwing common sense right out of the canoe for a great adventure. To parƟcipants that dressed up and to the wonderful spectators that cheered them on, you where all fantasƟc. To everyone that came, we hope you had a great Ɵme and hope that you are planning your costumes for next year. The RegaƩa is a great community event that people giggle about for months aŌer. A huge THANK YOU to everyone that made the 2012 Wild & Wacky RegaƩa a huge success! It was a great honour for us to have parƟcipated in the planning of this community event. We cannot thank you enough to everyone that played a role in the 2012 RegaƩa. What a great place to Live, Laugh and Love where you live! Sincerely, Theresa Braaten Eleanor Collins & Nissa McGill AKA RegaƩa Gals

Clearwater Times, September 13, 2012  

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