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Senior athletes win big at Games The Ashcroft/Cache Creek contingent of athletes brought home a slew of medals at the Aug. 21-25 Senior Games in Burnaby. Isabel McGrath and Linda Holland won gold in Bridge; Ina Gory won three bronze medals in Cycling; Gordon Daily won silver in Golf, Darlene Daily won a gold medal in golf and David Ogilvie won a bronze in golf; Muriel Scallon won gold in horseshoes. Maria Russell-Martin and John Farmer competed in Tennis and Kevin Scallon in Horseshoes. No medals, but they gave it their best effort.

Ina Gory, Muriel Scallon, Gordon and Darlene Daily, John Farmer, Isabel McGrath, Maria Russell-Martin, Linda Holland and Kevin Scallon competed at the recent Seniors Games. Missing: David Ogilvie.

John Kider, Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan and Andrea Bona at the WRAPS table at last weekend’s Fall Fair. The arena was crowded once again with people, exhibits and great music.

Hwy 1 car/truck collision claims life A head on collision 2 km north of the Nicomen River on Hwy 1 has left a Lower Mainland resident dead and three people injured. Lytton RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services attended the crash on Sept. 7 at approximately 3:30 pm. The two vehicles involved were a tractor-trailer delivering groceries to Williams Lake and a Honda Civic heading to the Lower Mainland. While travelling back home from Ashcroft, the driver of the Civic lost control of his vehicle in a curve and hit the gravel shoulder. The car then hit a cement barricade, overturned and collided with the trac-

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tor trailer head on. One passenger in the Civic was pronounced dead at the scene, another passenger was air lifted to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops with serious injuries, while the driver was transported to Lytton hospital with minor inuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was also transported to the Lytton hospital with minor injuries. Sped and/or driver’s inattention are not being ruled out at this point and the investigation continues with the assistance of the traffic analyst from Kelowna. Alcohol was not a factor in the incident. The name of the deceased has not been released.


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Aug. 31 at 7 pm police received a report of a woman in a vehicle screaming and trying to exit through the window. The caller said it looked like an attempted abduction. Police located the vehicle and interviewed the driver and passenger. Apparently the 36 year old Ashcroft woman was desperate to stop for a washroom break although her 48 year old husband was determined to keep driving until they reached their destination.

Catching speeders Aug. 31 at 8:30 pm a Traffic Service officer conducting radar stopped a 2009 Honda Fit on Hwy 1 at the bottom of Jackass Mountain. The vehicle was travelling at 137 kph in the 90 kph zone. The 24 year old Langley driver was issued a ticket for excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. At 9 pm in the same location, the officer pulled over a 2012 Nissan Versa, which was also speeding along at 137 kph in the 90 kph zone. The driver, a 30 year old Chilliwack woman, was issued a ticket for excessive speed and her vehicle was impounded for seven days. At 9:30 pm, the officer stopped a 2006 Pontiac G6

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car and a slight odour of liquor on his breath. Wendy Coomber He was which was travelling at 154 charged kph in the 90 kph zone. The with driving while pro22 year old Abbotsford man hibited, and issued tickets for was issued a ticket for ex- excessive speed and having cessive speed and his vehicle open liquor in the vehicle. was impounded for seven His car was impounded for days. 30 days and his mostly intact 18-pack of Budweiser was Asleep at the wheel poured into the ditch. Sept. 1 at 1:30 am police received a complaint of an Three day suspension intoxicated woman passed Sept. 1 at 7:15 pm a Trafout behind the wheel of a fic Service officer stopped vehicle parked in front of the a 2003 Dodge Caravan on Oasis pub. The complainant Hwy 8 at the old bridge in was calling because she was Spences Bridge. The officer in his car, not hers. Police at- detected the odour of liquor tended and woke the 30 year on the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breath and old Cache Creek woman, administered a roadside sogiving her a ride home. briety device, on which the driver blew a Warn. The 53 Computer woes year old Mission man was Sept. 1 at 10:30 am police issued a three day driving responded to a domestic dis- suspension and his vehicle pute in front of the Ashcroft was impounded. Library, which turned out to be just a loud argument be- No license tween a 40 year old woman Sept. 1 at 9 pm a Trafand a 40 year old woman fic Service officer stopped a and a 48 year old man about Mazda 3 on Main St. in Lytwho would get to use the li- ton. The officer detected an brary computer. odour of liquor on the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breath. The driver, a 21 Drinking while speeding year old Merritt man, could Sept. 1 at 2 pm police re- not produce a valid Drivceived a complaint of an er- ers License and was issued ratic driver southbound on a ticket for that. He was also Hwy 97. The 2008 Chevro- given a 12 hour driving suslet Cobalt was intercepted on pension for impairment and Hwy 97C approaching the his vehicle was towed. bridge and stopped after recording its speed as 113 kph BMX bike returned in the 60 kph zone. The drivSept. 2 police received er, a 30 year old man from a report of a missing childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lower Nicola, was found to BMX bike, which was noted be a prohibited driver. He in the Aug. 28 Police Report also had open liquor in the as being turned in to the De-

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tachment on Aug. 22. RCMP happily reunited the bike and helmet with its owner. The items were found at the Ashcroft pool park.

Target practice Sept. 3 police received a report of a break and entry and theft from a cabin at Walhachin. The incident likely occurred on Aug. 23 and was caught on surveillance cameras around the cabin. The surveillance tape showed two Caucasian males carrying rifles take a Coleman lamp and a telescope. Then they fired shots into the cabin and also three old vehicles abandoned on the property. The matter is still under investigation.

Not just a seatbelt Sept. 3 at 3 pm a Traffic Service officer stopped a 1993 GMC Yukon on Hwy 1 in Cache Creek because the passenger was not wearing a seat belt. The driver, a 42 year old Lillooet man, first gave a false name and Drivers License. When his true identity was revealed, he was found to be a prohibited driver. He was charged with driving while prohibited, issued a ticket for driving without a Drivers License, and the truck was impounded. His passenger, a 54 year old Lillooet man, was issued a ticket for not wearing his seat belt.

Abandoned vehicle Sept. 4 at 11 am police received a report of an abandoned vehicle that had been sitting on Hwy 97 about 1 See RCMP on p. 15

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O’Connor runs for Liberal nomination

Chris O’Connor

BC’s next provincial election is almost a year away, but Chris O’Connor is getting an early start. Last week the forestry consultant and former mayor of Lytton announced that he would be seeking the Liberal nomination in YaleLillooet to run

for MLA in the next election. “I don’t know who’s running at this point other than me,” he said. “I’m throwing my hat into the ring with no expecation of who’s running.” Although it’s expected that incumbent NDP MLA, Harry Lali will be seeking re-election. O’Connor says the area hasn’t had good representation by its elected politicians in 20 years. He is prepared to listen to people in all communities, and “I’m not above taking the government to task, even through I am a supporter.” O’Connor says the recent spate of Liberal Cabinet resignations are part of the Party’s renewal. The retiring MLAs all did a good job, he said, but “all politicians have a ‘best before’ date.” Members of the Liberal party will select their candidates in the Fall.

Dozens of vintage, unusual and just really nice cars took part in the third annual car show in Ashcroft last weekend. Cars came from all over the area, including Ashcroft and members of the Vintage Car Club of Canada, Merritt Chapter. The weather was gorgeous and everyone had a wonderful time.

CBC radio announces host for new Kamloops’ show Kamloops residents will soon be waking up to a familiar voice and a new morning show this Fall as CBC today announced Shelley Joyce as the new host of

Daybreak Kamloops. The CBC Bureau is under construction at 218 Victoria St. 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 åand the surrounding areas. Joyce 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.” This rounds out CBC’s commitment to being rooted in the region as Kamloops residents have already embraced CBC’s afterAlf Trill, Melanie Minnabarriet, Heather Minnabarriet, Vicky Trill, Steve Peacock, Juanita Little, (front) noon show Radio West which broadcasts from Calvin Little and Rhea Little at the Dirty Laundry Sprint Triathalon in Summerland. See Living Well CBC Kelowna and on p. 6 for more details. covers the Okanagan.

“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.” “Canadians have long told us they want local services,” says, Kirstine Stewart, executive vice-president, CBC English Services. “We made a commitment in our strategic plan to include the city of Kamloops and although it isn’t the extent at which we had planned prior to our cuts, we’re proud of what our team has been able to do for the residents in the area.” 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 www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/strategy2015/ Daybreak Kamloops will begin broadcasting on Oct. 9 at 6 am on CBC Radio One on 94.1 FM in Kamloops. For more information on CBC in Kamloops, visit cbc. ca/kamloops Submitted


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Here for a century, gone in a minute I think that I shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree Indeed, unless the billboards fall I’ll never see a tree at all! So wrote one of my favourite childhood poets, Ogden Nash. His poems weren’t as deep as they were clever, and the kind that stays with you for decades. It came to mind this week, not as I was looking at billboards, but as I was looking at the space - and continue to look at the space outside my office window - where our dear old spruce tree grew. For many, many years. Does anyone reading this still remember a time when that tree wasn’t there? I tried counting the rings, but some parts of the trunk are unclear and vague. Just like our own pasts. I counted over 50 rings and couldn’t distinguish any more. I’m sure it’s no surprise to anyone that I love trees. Many varieties have a lifespan that extend far beyond human lifetimes. Not only are they (usually) lovely, but they shelter us, provide shade, offer a home to birds and insects, and turn harmful greenhouse gases into breathable oxygen. It’s a shame that it is gone now, but everything on this planet has a limited lifespan. And it certainly went out with a bang. We’re grateful that no one was hurt, and no buildings damaged. But, it was a good tree and would have considered those things before toppling over. Tuesday came this week, and as expected, several faithful readers came to the office wondering why they hadn’t received their Journal. After a dozen, I jokingly suggested to Barbara that we could tell people that we’re in mourning for our tree and there won’t be a paper this week! While Hurricane Leslie is causing harship on the east coast, we seem to be having our own crazy weather here. And it isn’t even officially Fall, yet. Not to mention - I’m not ready for the end of summer. And I don’t think I’m alone. Our tree was especially beautiful in winter, its boughs gracefully covered with snow. Not having that to soften winter’s chill will truly bring home to me that our old friend is gone.

LUSCIOUS PEACHES ripening under Spences Bridge’s hot desert sun

Wellness icon could be better Dear Editor If we are going to have a symbol that represents wellness it should be something that people can identify and relate to as such. Amorphous shapeless blobs don’t really speak to anybody. Perhaps a lotus flower or aloe plant something that people can equate with the concept of wellness. A suggestion might be to ask the local massage therapists and aroma therapists what kind of emblem might be suitable. And if we’re going to call Ashcroft a wellness center then a person coming to town would like to be apprised of where these places might be that can bring them wellness. Especially as they have gone out of there way off the highway to visit this wellness center. Perhaps a brochure listing the local exercise groups, yoga classes, tai chi, karate, hiking trails and therapists in the area would at least be a start. Although mineral spas are most blatantly lacking in the vicinity which people

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR might expect to be here with such an advertisement of wellness. Like Harrison Hot Springs or Baden Baden. At least I don’t think there are any mineral hot springs around here. And then there is the issue of food. An organic restaurant maybe? Green smoothies from local organically grown produce? These would certainly contribute to wellness in the area. And maybe we should enact a by-law prohibiting the use of poisons on the land such as roundup. They have passed such legislation in other communities. How can you advertise a wellness center and stil be poisoning the ground, water and air that you breathe?

karla cummins Ashcroft

Great medical treatment Dear Editor Medical treatment in Ashcroft and Kamloops is absolutely excellent!

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On Sept. 4, my husband Cliff had a medical emergency. A call to 911 had an ambulance and paramedics at our door within five minutes and after a thorough checkover, these two efficient, professional men had him on the way to Ashcroft Hospital Luck was with us as our emergency happened to be open that day. We wish that others could be so lucky as this is certainly not always the case. Upon arrival in the emergency room, Nurses Jackie and Lana Rae took over and with Dr. Khan they spent a few hours with testing and diagnosis –stabilizing him before sending him to Royal Inland in Kamloops. We can’t say enough about these medical professionals. So calm and reassuring, answering every question in terms that we could understand. We are so fortunate to have this quality of personnel in our local Hospital. Upon arrival at RIH, the busy, busy emergency room staff and Dr. Stabler (who

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Dr. Khan had contacted) were ready for him. Although Cliff was in emergency for 18 hours before being moved to the 6th floor, we were amazed at how efficiently the ER staff work and how caring the Nurses and Doctors are in such a hectic environment. This fantastic care carried over to the staff on 6 South - amazing, compassionate care and although everyone seems run off their feet, there was never a complaint about the amount of work that was to be done - just patience and understanding. Thanks to all of you. We all sometimes take our Health Care for granted and if things don’t happen fast enough or are just not to our liking we complain. This experience has certainly opened our eyes to what wonderful facilities, Doctors and Nurses we have in our area. Our grateful thanks to all of you

Anita and Cliff Moore Ashcroft Letter to the Editor Deadline Friday 4 pm

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Plans for Christmas bazaars in the works Eleven ladies answered the roll at our Sept. 4 meeting. Reta Robertson chaired the meeting in the absence of Lynn Lancaster, who was helping with the set up for the Fall Fair. Reta warmly welcomed everyone after the summer break. Joyce Freeman led the devotional taken from “There is a Season” by Betty Redford Turcot. The story was about Jesus being at the Temple as a boy and his wisdom in asking and answering questions there about God and his kingdom. God looks at the extra ordinary in our hearts. She closed with prayer. Old business was attended to and we may have a bake sale, so watch for posters and a notice in Coming Events in The Journal. The western Womens’ Conference will be Sept. 28 and the Retreat will go to Oct. 2. Correspondence was dealt with and we had letters from VST (Vancouver School of Theology) and their news. We also had a news update from Carmen about her work in Mexico. We support

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again in October. DurUnited Church Women ing our Phyllis Gray break for coffee Carmen and her work there and rewith the women and chil- freshments, Reta showed a dren. Power Point presentation of The R.B.C. ministries the 50th anniversary of the from whom we receive the Unite Church Women’s con“Daily Break” devotions ference on July 23-27 in Onsent an update of their work. tario. She also had a table It was noted that the display of the things that United Church Calendars for were given out to each par2013 are now available. We ticipant, all in a beautiful will soon be ordering some. tote bag. Reports were verbalThere were 500 women ly given except the Treasur- who attended this celebraer’s Report which was circu- tion and Reta said it was a lated as printed. Dixie Sydia, very meaningful and moving our Sunshine Lady, sent out time for her. There were even nine cards to those celebrat- two ladies from Cuba there ing a birthday or other event on a visitor’s permit. Just to in their lives. Reta noted that mention a few. There were she received some Campbell nine fro BC and five from Soup labels but the count Bermuda. The theme was was down over the summer, “Our tapestry of Love” and so those who save us those was demonstrated by somelabels please keep them one weaving a tapestry and coming. Thank you as you showed how each of us in are helping to support min- however istries for children in other way we parts of Canada. can, work Our church hosted the to further weekly Soups On program God’s on Aug. 31 and will do so kingdom

on Earth. New Business was then brought up. Our Inter Church Bazaar will be held Dec. 1 from noon-2 pm in Zion Church Hall. The Health Unit will hold their Christmas Sale on Dec. 1 from 10 am to noon in the Community Hall so please take in both of these events as the venues are almost side by side. Watch for posters and a notice in Coming Events in The Journal. We have received word that 1st United in Vancouver is partnered with BC Housing and wo that will allow them to keep caring for and providing shelter overnight for the street people for the next mine months. Our next meeting is Oct. 2 at 2 pm. We closed with the UCW Benediction. Any interested ladies are very welcome to come as a visitor or to join us. We would be happy to welcome you.

Warren Bellamy 1944-2012 It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Warren Bellamy. Warren was born in Didsbury, Alberta on July 10,1944. He passed away on September 5, 2012 at his home in Cache Creek. Warren is survived by his daughter Sherry (Andy) Bellamy, his granddaughter Carrie, sisters: Vivien Joss, Marilyn (Gord) Biggar, Janet et (Guy) Alden, Yvonne Bellamy, Deanna (John) Rudolph, Patricia (Mutsvproduction@accjournal.cao) Teshima, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Warren was predeceased by his parents Norman and Mary Bellamy, his son Jamie and sisters Mary, Catherine and Margaret. Until his passing Warren was employed at School District #74. One of Warrens greatest joys were all the children who rode his bus. In his spare time Warren enjoyed working with different types of wood, crafting some beautiful Jewellery, picture frames, and table tops. He also loved spending time in nature and capturing beautiful photos of scenery and animals. Warren will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Ashcroft Secondary School Gymnasium. Arrangements under the direction of Thompson Valley Funeral Home.

THE CORPORATION OF THE VILLAGE OF ASHCROFT 2012 TAX SALE In accordance with the requirement of Section 403 of the Local Government Act, on the 24th day of September, 2012, in the Council Chambers of the Village of Ashcroft at 10:00 a.m., the following parcels of real property shall be offerred for sale by public auction unless the delinquent taxes plus interest are sooner paid: STREET ADDRESS

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00300.000

602 Cedar Crescent

Lot 29 Plan 12400 DL 378

UPSET PRICE $ 7,332.27

00379.106

1423 Pine Avenue

Lot 6, Plan 28260, DL 378

$ 4,842.91

70480.164

16-1000 Mesa Vista Court

MHR #12631

$ 1,118.61

Linda Howika, CMA Collector Please note that tax sale procedures and purchaser’s responsibilities are available at the Village Office, 601 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft, BC during regular office hours as well as from the Village’s website at www.ashcroftbc.ca.

2012 TAX SALE In accordance with Section 403 of the Local Government Act, the following properties will be sold for taxes by public auction on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., in the Village of Clinton Council Chambers, 1423 Cariboo Highway, Clinton, BC, unless the delinquent property taxes owing plus interest are sooner paid. Information regarding these properties or Tax Sale procedures may be obtained at the Village Office prior to the Tax Sale. Legal Description

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Lot B, Plan 4194, DL1 Clinton Townsite

1526 Cariboo Hwy Roll: 00064.000

$1,162.64

Lot C, Plan 4194, DL1 Except Plan B6351 Clinton Townsite

1528 Cariboo Hwy. Roll: 00065.000

$1,140.14

Parcel A, Plan B6351, of Lot C, Plan 4194, DL1 Clinton Townsite

1530 Cariboo Hwy. Roll: 00066.000

$6,549.45

Lot A, Plan KAP89570, District Lot 2, Group 5 MHR #54386

1611 Tingley Street Roll: 00175.350

$3,874.05

Lot 86 Clinton Townsite

210 McDonald Avenue Roll: 00175.400

$4,876.40

Lot 3, Plan 27618 District Lot 962

1418 Carson Street Roll: 00240.030

$7,879.95

Lots 39, Plan 11945 District Lot 7

402 Spruce Avenue Roll: 00373.190

$4,484.13

Lot 2, Plan KAP46478 Group 5 DL 2 Clinton Townsite

1615 Tingley Street Roll: 00605.055

$ 6,848.96

Joanne Molnar, Collector

When: Monday, September 24 to Friday, September 28, 2012. Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm daily (6hrs) We will be making electrical system improvements on Loon Lake Road between Fish Hatchery and the end of Loon Lake Road. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 6 hours, from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day. To prepare for this interruption and protect your equipment from damage, please unplug all electronics, such as TVs, PVRs, DVD players and computers. Please also turn off all lights, electric heaters and major appliances, such as your clothes or dishwasher, dryer or oven. For the first hour after the power comes back on, please plug in or turn on only what you really need. This will help ensure the electrical system does not get overloaded. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will restore your power as soon as we can. Prepare for outages and stay informed by visiting bchydro.com/outages or bchydro.com/mobile from your handheld device. Please call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) if you experience any electrical difficulties or for more information.

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athlon for instance starts with a 1.5 km swim followed by a 40 km bike ride, and finishes with a 10 km run. Wayne told me about the sprint distance triathlon which was half of that and I was sure that with some training Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be ready, so I started swimming some laps, borrowed a road bike, ran a little and completed my first triathlon without much trouble. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interesting how when you think about something youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never done, and your mind tells you that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it or it would just be too hard, but then when you do it for the first time, you think, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh! That wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so bad after all. What was I worried about?!â&#x20AC;? I really enjoy triathlon now and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done a few and pray that I can keep doing them into my 70s. Last weekend a group of eight locals did the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dirty Laundry Sprint Triathlonâ&#x20AC;? in Summerland. Finishing the race was (pictured here) Calvin, Rhea, Juanita, Steve, Alf,

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sport back then, rather he was in the Library Club) told me he was doing triathlon, I started wondering whether I could do it too! I found out a little more about the swim/bike run sport and thought, hey why not try it? I found out that there are different distances for triathlon and that they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iron Man.â&#x20AC;? An Olympic distance tri-

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also exhorted people to “Keep BC Green and Clean”, and asked that motorists “Help Prevent Forest Fires”. It was, in retrospect, the beginning of a new era of ecological responsibility and awareness; proof, if it were needed, that caring for our environment is a concept that’s been around for some time. Alas, the design of the Garbage Gobblers meant that the cans were open, and accessible to bears. Roadside garbage cans needed to be made bear-proof, and thus the death knell of the Gobblers was sounded. They were replaced, one by one, with much more practical but far less interesting - sealed garbage cans, and the roadsides of BC were made just a little less colourful. The Garbage Gobblers were constructed in the BC Parks workshop in Langford on Vancouver Island. Today a restored Gobbler - complete with commemorative plaque - stands in Langford’s Veterans’ Memorial Park, which occupies the spot where the workshop once stood. Another Gobbler lives in the Public Works yard in Revelstoke, while a third - without teeth, and in need of a historically accurate paint job - stood in the Birch Island rest area north of Clearwater as late as 2003, and might be there still. There’s also a Gobbler located A Junior Gobbler, courtesy of in the fairground Heather Hacock. (photos by at Rock Creek, be- Barbara Roden) tween Osoyoos and Midway, and at least one other Gobbler is in private hands, lurking in a garden on Vancouver Island. Add the Gobbler residing at Ashcroft Manor, and it means that only a half-dozen of these once mighty beasts remain in the province. So the next time you’re driving along Highway 1 past Ashcroft Manor, slow down and give a wave to one of the last of the Garbage Gobblers. If you have time, you might consider stopping for a moment and giving him a snack. Just be careful when you put your hand in his mouth. After all, you never know what might happen. . . .

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I have been Biking for Bibles for the last 12 years now. This ride raises money for the Canadian Bible Society to buy Bibles and for translations for those who do not yet have either the Bible in complete form, OT and NT, or do not yet have it in their heart language. This year we were raising money for the complete Bible for several native tribes in Tanzania. They have the New Testament, but they would like the complete Bible with both Testaments. This year there were 33 riders. We pay $250 for

transportation, food, etc., and try to raise $1,000 each in donations. We stay in Churches and their halls or whatever facilities are available. We are also fed by the Church we stay at. The food is always fabulous with a large variety of food and desserts. Our ride started this year up north in Chetwynd. We were up at 6:30 am, had breakfast and headed down Hwy 29 for Hudson’s Hope, a 75 km day through the Rocky Mountain foothills. Very hilly. Then from Hudson’s Hope to Fort St. John, 91 km. And, from Fort St. John to Fairview, Alberta. We were up at 4:15 am because we had a long day ahead of us. Now this was my marathon - 198 km. The road finally levelled off after

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Connie Marlow Connie Marlow passed away suddenly on Thursday morning September 6th at her home at Ridgeview Lodge in Kamloops at the age of 79. She was predeceased by her husband Howard and her er parents. She leaves behind her three children Craig (Tracey), Megan (Eddie) and Charlee (John) and her 8 grandchildren and step grandchildren: Gabriel, Aneka, Griffin, Allie, Matthew , Jeffry, Carrie and Jamie; great grandchild Ben, her brother Donovan (Ruby) and sister Colleen (Shaun) and beloved nieces, s, nephews and many dear friends nds and her honorary children Gordon and Trudy. She was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on May 25, 1933. She grew up in Gravelburg and Radville, Saskatchewan. She graduated from St. Oliver’s in 1951 where she was the valedictorian for her class. She then attended Regina Grey Nun’s Nursing School. She followed her parents to New Westminster in 1955. She married Howard in 1958 and they lived in Kitimat, Falkland where her three children were born in Vernon. She moved to Ashcroft in 1969. She worked as an RN in Kitimat and New Westminster, was Falkland’s first librarian and worked as a Librarian, a receptionist, and a Homemaker in Ashcroft for many years. She was very involved in the Catholic Woman’s League and was the caretaker of the church she loved for many years. She lived in Ashcroft until 2008 until having to leave her home to move to Kamloops. She was smart and interested in everything around her and especially loved music, poetry, reading and gardening. She lived life to the fullest despite her advanced Parkinson’s disease. She advance faced all her physical challenges with bravery and grace. We wit will remember her fondness wi for sweets, shopping and ice fo ccream. She embraced her role aas mother and grandmother aand continued to nurture and look after those around her lo until the day she died. She will un be greatly missed and loved always. Her memory will live on in ways the frag fragrance of a rose, her treasured family reci recipes, and the melodies of her favourite songs. The family would like to greatly thank the staff at Ridgeview Lodge for creating a happy and loving home for her for the last 4 years. They would also like to acknowledge the incredible care and compassion they showed on her passing. Finally they would like to thank Wendy and Dr. Takahashi and Dr. Howie for all their care and efforts in making her as comfortable as possible over the past few years. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Society. Thompson Valley Funeral Home Ashcroft entrusted with arrangements. A Celebration of Life Service for Connie will be held on Thursday September 13th 2012 at 2:00 pm in the St. Gerards Roman Catholic Church Ashcroft.

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As the plates spin

School is back in session and I fully admit to being excited

about it. Similar to the start of a brand new year, I love the

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WUZZLES A wuzzle is a saying/phrase that is made up of a display of words, in an interesting way. The object is to try to figure out the well-known saying, person, place, or thing that each wuzzle is meant to represent. Answers below.

I have a couple of things I don’t have to worry about for awhile during the day - and by a couple of things I’m referring to my children. After a busy summer juggling work and family, I am now relieved to see Sam and Daisy in the full swing of their regular routines, mainly so that I can get back on a regular routine myself. Working and simultaneously trying to show your kids a good time is harder than it sounds. Well, it was for me anyway. “Hallelujah,” said one of the parents I met out in the parking lot on the first day of school. “I can breathe again.” Phew. I’m not the only one. This summer was hectic, but it was also fun and I was lucky that I had the opportunity to spend more quality time with the kids than in summers past. Did my work suffer as a result? Yes, it did, and the reason for that is because I had too much on my plate. “You need to edit yourself,” my cartoonist Jim Hunt

ANSWERS: 1. We are counting on you 2. A Friend in need 3. Stepmother 4. Caught in the moment 5. Divided highway 6. Season Tickets 7. Scatter Brain 8. Good Intentions 9. Horseback Riding

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December 22– will you get the action January 19 you seek.

January 20– February 18

This is a good time to Attention, Aquarius. take a deepclose breath Someone to and lighten your load and you hasup something your feelings, Aquarius. to say, and they need Tell jokesAorhome go yousome to listen. out for a socialproject occasion. improvement You’ll be thankful you turns out better than did. expected.

March 21– April 19

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People often sense that It’s a tall order, Pisces, you your head but can it’s have not impossible. on straight, So Gather yourPisces. supplies don’t be troops surprised and the andwhen you asked Aforreport advice. get are crackin’.

February 19– March 20

receives glowing reviews just in time.

May 21– June 21

Please, Aries. Aries, you will You bring are a go-getter, but creativity and originality youwork go too tosometimes a project at this far. Keep that in mind week. Working with this week as easy you work people comes to you, to get a to sowith putothers your ingenuity project good use.off the ground.

Taurus, you areyour entering Stop dragging afeet, creative phaseYou and Taurus. others and know will whatadmire needs to appreciate work. be done, soyour do it. The But don’tyou allow the the extra sooner finish, attention to can go tomove your sooner you head. humble at every on toBe something you turn. really want to do.

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There are plenty of Pragmatic Gemini. opportunities You’re alwaysforlooking communicating your to get things done ideas week, Gemini. well this in the shortest Expect quite a few time possible, but meetings andjust other social sometimes won’t occasions where isyou work. Patience key. August 23– can discuss things with September 22 others.

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ON A BRIGHTER NOTE LORI WELBOURNE loriwelbourne.com advised. “You don’t just have a lot on your plate, you remind me of those Vaudeville plate-spinning acts.” He’s right, and he’s not the only one who’s said something to that effect. I’ve been counseled many times over the years by friends and family to slow down and I’ve finally realized that the reason I do too many things at once is that I’m falling prey to my tendency to selfsabotage. “Narrow your focus,” Jim continued. “Spreading yourself too thin will keep you from attaining your goals.” In theory, his words made perfect sense. I thought about all those

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Clam up, Libra, and Libra, recreational you will regret it. ways activities are ideal Prepare present your for you totokeep in shape ideareduce and watch and stressthe over the sparksof fly.the The to-doYou course week. list nears could feel completion your troubles withaway. an addition. melt

Your abilityrarely to supervise Bickering solves and organize people anything, so put a stop makes you unique, to the madness the Leo. first This roleyou willget, become chance Leo. central toget your lifestyle You will nothing for theifnext days done you few don’t. as you tackle new responsibilities at work.

Scorpio, have a great A changeyou in attitude interest business and picks upinthe pace, and making decisions the teamcareer finishes well that will for you. ahead ofwork schedule. That new ventureYour you Bravo, Scorpio. have been pondering efforts won’t go takes a big step forward. unnoticed.

October 22

Virgo, A lovedopportunities one has a to advance your career meltdown, and you’re present themselves, left to pick up the but you are You not sure pieces. can ifdoyou it, are ready a bigger Virgo, andforyou will do role. Seek it well. A advice new dofrom lifts trusted spirits incolleagues. more ways than one.

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October 23– November 21

Interactions What’s that, with coworkers could Sagittarius? Your feel a little strained, pleas are falling on Sagittarius. Make a few deaf ears? Perhaps adjustments to remedy it’s your method of any uncomfortable presentation. Be bold, situations. stock and you’ll Take get what November 22– ofyouyour working seek. December 21 relationships.

plates I had spinning in the air and started thinking about which ones I could put down. I would say drop, but I don’t like the thought of anything breaking and having to sweep up more than I already need to. While the kids have started a new year at school, I’m also enjoying a fresh start by re-evaluating where I’m putting my energies so I can focus on what’s important and let go of some other tasks. “Everyone’s busy,” the parent from the parking lot said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a working mom

like you or a stay-athome mom like me, we seem to fill up all our time regardless.” How true. I remember my own stay-athome mother being incredibly busy too. And busy is okay, as long as we remember that we can’t do everything, a lesson I continue to learn. “Life is short,” my dad once said. “Some people spend all their time doing the things they think they should be doing and don’t have enough time left over to do the things they actually want to do.” Keeping focused on what matters most and eliminating some of the other stuff is key. To help, I’ll be taking the “Editing Myself 101” course – a selfimposed class I plan to pass with flying colours. More columns, blogs, cartoons and videos can be found at LoriWelbourne.com


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Local residents asked to be aware of new telephone scam RCMP from p. 2

km north of 16 Mile for two weeks. The vehicle was legally parked, but the temporary permit in the rear window was expired, leaving the vehicle uninsured. It was towed and the Registered Owner in Revelstoke was notified.

the old Super Save gas station in Cache Creek. The following day, they received another report of graffiti, from a truck driver who’s trailer had been parked near the gas station at the same time.

Missed the curve Sept. 10 at 9:30 am police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97C near Drinkwater Rd. after an Osoyoos man driving a 2002 Ford Explorer lost control on a curve, crossed the

oncoming lane and hit the concrete barrier on the other side of the highway. The SUV was towed and the 22 year old driver was transported to Kamloops for observation. He was uninjured but very shaken up.

Mountain bike stolen Sept. 10 a Cache Creek resident reported the theft of a mountain bike from Parke St. Anyone seeing the silver 24inch Ross Pitbull mountain bike is asked to contact the RCMP.

New telephone scam Sept. 5 police received a complaint of a new telephone fraud in the area. Complainants reported that someone using an expired Ashroft phone number was calling residents and asking for their credit card information. The number being used is 250-453-2289. Police caution the public from giving out banking information to strangers over the phone.

Purse missing Sept. 6 at 3:30 pm a female tourist from the Netherlands reported that she’d lost her purse containing her wallet and identification between Duffey Lake on Hwy 99 and Ashcroft. If anyone finds the purse or contents with the last name of Bakker, they are asked to contact RCMP at 453-2216.

Seat belts and more Sept. 6 at 11:30 am a Traffic Services officer stopped a vehicle on Hwy 1 in Spences Bridge for a seat belt infraction. A check on the 1988 Olds Cutlass also showed that the license plates did not belong on the car, and that the vehicle was not insured. Nor did the 58 year old Boston Bar driver have a valid Drivers License. He was issued tickets for the misuse of license plates, having no Drivers License, no insurance, and not wearing a seat belt. The license plates were seized, the car was towed and he was further issued notice of a driving prohibition and a notice for having defective seat belts.

Graffiti mischief Sept. 9 at 4 pm police received a complaint of graffiti painted on the bay door of

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Walking, running and aerobic fun Thanks for Your Comments It was very gratifying to have people call or drop in to my shop to say how pleased they were that I was writing this column. As I said last week, I will do my best to keep people informed as to what is happening in Clinton. But I can’t do it alone. If you know of something that is coming up, please don’t assume that I know about it. I would much rather have several people let me know about something that is coming up than find out about it after the fact. If you are a member of a group or organization please let me know what your group is planning or doing so I can pass it on.

Walking the Beat in Clinton Many Clinton residents and business owners are getting used to seeing the local RCMP members on foot patrol in Clinton. This is something that has not been seen in Clinton for many years. The first time tow of the members walked the beat this summer it caused quite a stir. Many people commented on how nice it was to see a visible

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Terry Fox Run The staff and students of David Stoddart School will be participating in the Terry Fox Run on Thurs., Sept. 27 from 10:45 a.m. to noon. Community members are welcome. Contact Lorna Conrad at 250-459-2508 for more information.

Susan Schalles, principal of David Stoddart School, reminds Clinton residents countrysquire@ that the Fitbcwireless.com ness Park at the school is police presence in town. When the new Command- not just for the ing Officer, Cpl. Mike Eling first students. Winding RivThe Fitness ers Arts and Perarrived in Clinton Mayor Rivett took him around and intro- Park is open to formance Sociduced him to most of the busi- the commun- ety in Ashcroft inness owners in town. Sever- ity outside of vites you to come al said it was a much nicer way regular school on down for our to meet a new member rather hours. If you play auditions this than when they are responding have a Smart- week! We’re doing to an incident. Keep up the good phone you can “A Midsummer download vid- Night’s Midterm”. work, guys! eos showing Auditions start at how to safe- 3:30 pm on Friday, Legion Events The Clinton Branch of the ly perform the Sept. 14 and again RCL is open Tuesday to Satur- exercises ap- 3 pm on Sat., Sept. day from 3-10 p.m. You can drop propriate for 15 in the Ashcroft in to play crib on Wednesdays at each piece of Secondary School 7 p.m. and Texas Hold’em on equipment. library. All ages who from age 7 and up Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. with a Those do not have a and welcome! We $20 buy in. Friday evenings you can take Smartphone have plenty of parts a break from cooking and drop can still use to fill! Performing by the Legion for a BBQ dinner. the equipment Nov. 15-17. Come On Friday, Sept. 14 there will using the dir- on down! be Karaoke following the steak ections posted Here’s a quick 459-2224 or 2325

Community Yard Sale There will be a community yard sale on Sat., Sept. 15 at 305 Foster Ave. (behind the Clinton Library). The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and anyone is welcome to come and set up. There is no charge but you are asked to supply your own tables. For more information call 250-4592530.

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