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A totall off 86 Riders Rid took part in the sixth annual Barriere Toy Run on Saturday, Sept. 8. Once again, it was a roaring success in support of the Barriere and District Food Bank. The weather did not look very promising when people, spectators and riders began to assemble, but before the run started, there was blazing sunshine, which showed off the amazingly polished bikes, many of them specialty machines. The AG One of the many toys donated gets ready parking lot was barely large to take a ride to the food bank. enough to accommodate all the people and their shining, handsome bikes. Participants of special interest were councillors Pat Paula and Virginia Graham Smith. They accepted the invitations of Jack Young and Paul Morris to ride with them, and as stated by them, thoroughly enjoyed it. Mayor Bill Humphreys was present as well, visiting with Barriere residents and talking to the riders and admiring their bikes.. Kim Keating, Barriere Food Bank president, said, “This year’s donations were again amazing, and the cash donation have been higher than last year. A very big thank you goes to Louisa and Ivan of Barriere AG Food Store for their support, and to Barriere IDA Pharmacy, who had reduced all toys to 50 per cent off regular price for the Toy Run. We are grateful for all the support the Food Bank has received again, and we are especially grateful for Barb and Paul Morris, who once more organized the Run,” said Keating. Paul Morris noted that he and Barb were pleased as to how well everything went, and for the great support the community gave them. Bikers came from far and wide to take part, and in the evening 280 people enjoyed the Biker Games at their place, a great ending to a very good Toy Run.

Toy Run participant Jack Young is awaiting the departure from the AG Foods’ parking lot with his passenger, councillor Vigrina Smith.

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A total of 86 riders make their way through the streets of Barriere raising money for the local food bank Sept. 8.


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Barriere working to get electric power for mining and development in the valley Keith McNeill The Times

nants such as arsenic. “We’re not in that category. Our concentrate would be clean,” he said. The Yellowhead Mining president said their feasibility study says the mine would provide employment to Valley residents for at least 28 years, but he expected it would last longer than that. District of Clearwater has supported the project since first approached by Yellowhead Mining, said town councilor Jon Kreke. “One of the messages we want to take to UBCM is the need for increased sources of power, not just for Yellowhead but for other projects as well,” Kreke said. The Clearwater council member said they plan to meet with the premier, ministers and BC Hydro, and will present them all with the same message. “Everyone’s going to benefit,” said Barriere Mayor Bill Humphreys. “In my opinion, this is the premier project for the region. If BC Hydro does what it should, it will be finished on time. “It would be nice if Hydro would provide stable, adequate, long-term power to the Valley. That would allow all sorts of projects to go ahead, not just Harper Creek,” he said. The Barriere mayor said there are one or more subdi-


IInadequate d t electrical l t i l power is the biggest obstacle holding back the proposed Harper Creek copper-gold-silver mine near Vavenby. The municipalities of Barriere and Clearwater plan to work together at the Union of BC Municipalities convention next week to get electrical power for the mine and for other developments in the North Thompson Valley. “Power is the key. Without power we can do nothing,” Yellowhead Mining president Ian Smith said during an open house held Sept. 13 at the Community Resource Center STAR/JOURNAL photo: Keith McNeill in Clearwater. (L-r) Clearwater councilor Jon Kreke, Yellowhead Mining president Ian Smith, and Barriere mayor Bill “We’ve been working with Humphreys discuss the prospects for the proposed mine at Harper Creek during an open house held Sept. 13 BC Hydro for years on this in the Community Resource Center in Clearwater. Although mostly an information session, many of those who and they still haven’t selected attended the open house were looking for work at the mine. a route for the upgrade. So far, they’ve narrowed it down to visions ready to go ahead in two, and will decide on which HOME HARDWARE IS A CANADIAN OWNED COMPANY his area, but they would have of those it will be next spring. difficulty proceeding without If private industry worked on increased electrical capacity. that schedule, they’d be dead.” Humphreys contrasted BC The power supply to the Hydro’s slow speed on decidNorth Thompson Valley is ing on the route for a new barely adequate for present power line into the Valley with needs and provides no room what he felt was the quick for growth, said Smith. It is pace of the Interior to Lower also not as reliable as it should Mainland transmission projbe, as shown by the wildfires ect. of 2003 when the single trans“Vancouver wants it for air mission line was cut. conditioning,” said the Barriere Many people in the Valley mayor. “We need it for our want the project to go ahead, livelihoods.” he said. There are quite a few who work in mines in Alberta and elsewhere Reg. $33.99 Reg. $35.99 in B.C. They would welcome the opportunity to work locally, without the long comReg. $39.99 mutes. Smelters, trading The Board and Staff of North Thompson Volunteer and Information Centre would companies and indusextend a huge thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors that made the ‘Interior trial companies are Savings Moonlight Movie Night’ once again a great success. interested in the proThe biggest of thank yous to Interior Savings Credit Union for choosing us as this posed copper-goldyear’s partner and to the terrific staff from our local ISCU, for all of their help silver mine at Harper prior to and at the event. Thank you to our sponsors the North Thompson Star/ Journal; Thanks to District of Barriere, Success by 6, The Bear Radio. Thank you Creek going ahead, to all the volunteers who came to help with special thanks to Kathy Dunn, Smith said. One of Ali Dunn, Donna Kibble, Alex Harpauer and Emma Yurkiw. the main attractions to Without you this event would not be successful. them is that the ore has Finally, to the members of the community who came out to support the event low levels of contami-



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Farmers are the heart of B.C. food production In honour of the Third Annual BC Farmers Appreciation Week, I would like to recognize the importance that farmers have to British Columbia’s economy and to the health of everyone who lives here. Farmers are the heart of B.C. food production, and nine out of 10 farms are family owned and operated. Almost 50 per cent of the food consumed in B.C. is produced right here in the province. Building the local market for B.C. foods is a key component of the government’s agrifoods strategy, a component of the BC Jobs Plan, to lead the agrifoods sector growth into a $14-billion-a-year industry by 2017. Our agrifoods sector provides more than 61,000 jobs and generates close to $10.5 billion a year in provincial revenues so farmers are critical to the province’s future growth and development. The B.C. government recently announced that we are investing $2 million to help B.C. farmers and food processors promote local foods. This funding will support government’s clear commitment to build local demand and support for B.C. foods and our farming community. Government has a record of encouraging British Columbians to support local agriculture by providing funding to organizations including the B.C. Association of Farmers Markets and supporting programs such as ‘Behind the Beef’ which is run by the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association. This week, please make a special effort to show The STAR/ your appreciation to B.C. growers: JOURNAL welcomes • Stop by your local farmer’s market and buy all letters to the edisome local produce. tor. We do, however, • When you shop for groceries, look for B.C. reserve the right to foods. If you can’t find the B.C. product you’re lookedit, condense or reject letters over matters of ing for, encourage your retailer to bring it in. libel, legality, taste, • Go to a fall fair and meet your local 4-H brevity, style or clarity. members; they are the future of farming. The 4-H While all letters must program is well known for teaching young British be signed upon subColumbians about agricultural activities and helps mission, writers may young people build life and jobs skills, guiding them elect to withhold their names from publicato successful careers in agriculture and beyond. tion in special circumFarmers ensure that food production in B.C. will stances. Drop your continue to grow and support valuable jobs and letter off at the Star/ healthy communities for centuries to come. Show Journal Office, fax it your appreciation today. to 672-9900, mail it to Box 1020, Barriere, Connect with the Province of B.C. at VOE 1EO, or email to

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The Bear temporary off air To the Editor: As you are most likely aware, The Bear is temporarily off the air until further paperwork has been completed with the CRTC. We hope to be back on the air in the very near future, (three to five weeks), and at that point will be increasing our power output to 50 watts ERP. The plan at first was to increase to 10 watts, then 20 watts, and go to 50 watts within two years; however, the radio station has been so well received by the community, that an immediate increase in power is very much warranted. Because of the power increase, much more

technical paperwork and studies must be done in accordance with IC rules and regulations to allow The Bear to cover a larger area and with better quality of signal. As a sponsor of the first test run of 93.1 The Bear, we would like to say a big thank you for your support. Barriere is a wonderful place to live and do business, and North Thompson Radio is committed to giving Barriere the best radio station possible. Steve Shannon Barriere Radio The Bear 93.1FM

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Stakes go up in B.C. gas gamble Flower arrangements at the VICTORIA – Mike de Jong’s debut as B.C. finance minister was a grim one. The first financial update for this election year projects a $1.4 billion decline in natural resource revenues from Kevin Falcon’s one and only budget in February. Most of that is from declining natural gas revenues in the next three years. And it’s not just the price of gas that’s lower than the finance ministry’s array of private sector experts had forecast. The volume of B.C. gas sold is down as well, as abundant new sources of shale gas come onstream in the U.S. As with oil, that’s currently the only market Canada has. And it wasn’t long ago that the energy ministry was trumpeting its monthly totals for “bonus bids” paid by gas companies for drilling rights in northeastern B.C. That gold rush has wound down as shale deposits are staked and the price falls. De Jong’s response shows how serious this problem is for any B.C. government. He inherits Falcon’s political commitment to present a balanced budget next spring. How he will do that, and be believed in a heated post-HST election campaign, remains a mystery. De Jong announced a hiring freeze for government staff, and a management salary freeze across health care, universities and Crown

corporations as well as governm e n t operations. He hinted at an even with harder Tom Fletcher line with unions, as the government’s largest employee group continued selective strike action. This, and the familiar vow to rein in travel and other discretionary spending, won’t come close to replacing the lost gas revenues. Asset sales, which Falcon came up with in a desperate effort to dig the government out of its huge sales tax hole, won’t show up on the books until next year, if they go ahead at all. Raising taxes or fees? Forget it. It’s either cut programs or run another deficit. The one glimmer of hope in what de Jong called the “ugly” resource revenue picture is that natural gas revenues don’t have much farther to fall. And then there is the light at the far end of the tunnel, exports to Asia where the price remains much higher. That project took two important steps forward last week. Spectra Energy and British multinational BG Group unveiled plans for a third major pipeline to bring northeast gas to the coast, this


one to a site near Prince Rupert proposed for a liquefied natural gas facility. And on Friday, the Haisla Nation and the B.C. government announced a land use agreement to develop another LNG export facility on the Douglas Channel near Kitimat. Two proposals in that area have already received federal export permits and financing from global energy players, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean companies. One of the bills jammed through by the B.C. Liberals in the hectic legislative session this spring was to do away with another of those federal-provincial overlaps that make industrial development so slow and difficult. Ottawa has sole authority to regulate reserve lands, but agreed to delegate that to B.C. and the Haisla, allowing them to pioneer the latest agreement. This is a major breakthrough, not just in the industrial development of northern B.C. but in dismantling the century-old logjam of aboriginal resource claims. At the centre of Premier Christy Clark’s much-promoted jobs plan is the target of having three LNG export terminals and associated pipelines in production by 2020. That now looks like a more realistic target. But the jobs and revenues won’t arrive in time to save the B.C. Liberals from their current predicament.

Community choir seeks singers To the Editor: 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 the Christmas story in music, to share your talent with like-minded people, and to have a lot of fun singing, please join us. There is no need to have professional training, just a commitment to attend practices on Wednesdays, to practice at home and to have a joy for singing. We look forward to seeing you and to hearing you! Mary Neathway, secretary

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Christine Schaak demonstrates flower arranging by making an arrangement as some of the other North Thompson Valley Garden Club members try their hands at making their own arrangements at the Club’s meeting on Sunday, Sept. 16. Pictured (l-r) Christine Schaak, Carol Strom, Deb McDonald and Susan Garland.

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Call for proposals to end violence against women and girls On behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister for Status of Women, Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for KamloopsThompson-Cariboo, MP’s R MP’ Report announced the launch of a Call for Cathy McLeod Proposals for projects that will prevent and reduce violence against women and girls in Canada. “Our government is taking concrete steps in the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls by helping communities address this important issue,” said Minister Ambrose. “By inviting proposals for projects that address violence against women and girls, we are


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working together to create safe communities for all.” The Government of Canada will accept funding applications for the call for proposals, Working Together: Engaging communities to end violence against women and girls, in four thematic areas: • Preventing and reducing violence against women and girls in high-risk neighbourhoods (Deadline: October 12, 2012); • Engaging men and boys in ending violence against women and girls (Deadline: October 12, 2012); • Preventing and reducing violence against women and girls in the name of “honour” • (Deadline: November 9, 2012); and • Preventing and reducing the trafficking of women and girls through community planning (Deadline: November 9, 2012). Eligible organizations must address a number of predetermined criteria in their responses. For more information on this call for proposals, Working Together: Engaging communities to end violence against women and girls, please visit “It was very rewarding to present the Yellowhead Community Service Society with significant funding back in May for their grassroots project addressing issues of violence and economic security affecting women and girls living in rural and remote communities,” said McLeod. “Once again I encourage all interested organizations in Kamloops – Thompson – Cariboo to apply and help make a difference for girls and women who face various forms of violence,” concluded McLeod.


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The North Thompson Fish and Game Club would like to send a heart felt apology for missing the “Thanks to Bud Horne, owner of Big Valley Trucking and Gary Turner, Member at Large for their donated time & efforts in the Gorman Lake Dock Project”

Yellowhead Mining Inc. reports on Harper Creek project support

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Hikers (l-r) Ron Handford, Tim Pennell, Jon Kreke, Charlene Higgins and Rayan Papp relax after reaching the summit of Raft Mountain recently. To the Editor: Yellowhead Mining Inc. would like to thank the members of the North Thompson Valley communities who attended our Open House on Thursday, Sept. 13. We were pleased with the turnout and support for our Harper Creek Project. Three of our management team, Ron Handford, executive vice president, corporate development, Charlene Higgins, vice president environment, eommunity and First Nations relations and Ryan Papp, mine manager and Clearwater resident enjoyed some of the spectacular local scenery in the valley on Friday when we hiked to the peak of Raft Mountain, accompa-

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Roundabout to improve safety on Highway 5 in Clearwater Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and Ministry of Environment Th B C government is i making ki i ifi The B.C. significant investments in the Clearwater area to improve safety on Highway 5, and increase awareness and access to Wells Gray Provincial Park. “The roundabout will give visitors even greater access to the Wells Gray Information Centre - a stone’s throw from the roundabout,” said Minister of Environment Terry Lake. “Signage at the roundabout will let motorists traveling Highway 5 know about attractions in the area, including profiling world-class Wells Gray Provincial Park, which will hopefully increase the number of visitors to the Clearwater area and the park.” A new roundabout will replace the current intersection at the junction of Highway 5 and Clearwater Valley Road, which will reduce the potential for serious crashes and improve safety for local residents, visitors, tourists and commercial traffic using the corridor. The roundabout will calm traffic through the corridor and beautify the northern entrance to the community of Clearwater and the main access route to Wells Gray Provincial Park. “We listened to concerns from local community leaders about safety through the community, and developed this roundabout as the solution,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Mary Polak.

“This project will help improve safety at the intersection while providing an interesting and appealing entrance to the community and the Wells Gray Park access.” BC Parks and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure are working together to ensure the central design features of the roundabout highlight Clearwater’s proximity to the park. The Yellowhead Highway 5 is a major northsouth route linking British Columbia with Alberta. Because of this, the roundabout will be able to accommodate the large commercial vehicles, including wide loads, that use the Yellowhead corridor. Design and engineering work for the project is complete and the project will be out to tender shortly. Clearing of the right-of-way and relocation of underground water and sewer services will get underway this month, with roundabout construction underway next spring. Completion of the new roundabout on Highway 5 in Clearwater is scheduled for September 2013. In addition, BC Parks will be making improvements to Clearwater River Road in Wells Gray Provincial Park. The 20-kilometre project will improve the road’s drainage, reducing the amount of damage the road incurs during the annual freshet. The road is used by park use permit holders, general recreationists, anglers and river rafters. Work on the road improvements is scheduled to begin this month and be completed by Nov. 30, 2012. An Invitation to Quote is posted on BC Bid.

A diagram of the roundabout proposed for the junction of Highway 5 and the road to Wells Gray Park shows it would have two lanes going eastwest but only one lane going north-south. North is at the top and the Wells Gray Infocenter is in the top right corner.

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Complaint results in Barriere’s The Bear radio station going off air North Thompson Star/Journal Staff The B Th Barriere i radio di station, t ti The Bear 93.1FM, had been on air for the last several months, up until noon on Monday, Sept. 10. Owner and operator Steve Shannon was broadcasting at a low wattage (one watt) until the CRTC paperwork and permits came through, something he was legally permitted to do as long as no one sent in a complaint to the CRTC. In June, the CRTC did receive a complaint. The details of the complaint have not been undisclosed at this time.

On on Sept. 9 they contacted Shannon and requested that he stop broadcasting until the permits were officially through. Shannon therefore stopped broadcasting at noon on Sept. 10, and will resume broadcasting, this time at full capacity (50 watts) as soon as he receives the permit. Shannon expects his permit to arrive in the next three to five weeks. He has sent letters to all those who had been advertising their events with The Bear,

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Cupid in the Apiary As told by an Old Timer in 1971 Elli Kohnert North Thompson Star/Journal JJesse E Emery was nott ddoing i very well with her bees. She lived at Blackpool, B.C. 70 miles north of Kamloops, on the North Thompson with her mother and brothers and sisters. However, Blackpool was a poor district for bees; there were not enough wild raspberries, clover and fireweed. The government bee inspector told Jesse that 40 miles from her home up the Clearwater River, and five miles by pack horse trail beyond the last settlement, were thousands of acres of fireweed. Bees should do well there. That was in 1932. Jesse loaded up a packhorse and tramped the 40 odd miles to the end of the road at Upper Clearwater to see this true Eden for her. Yes, it was true. Four or five miles beyond the last homestead she came to valleys choked with fireweed shoulder high. Being a girl of action, she did not say, ”Well, this would be a fine place for bees if it were a little more accessible”. She selected a likely piece of ground, filed on a homestead, bought six packages of bees, had six hives made, and packed the equipment into the fireweed country. The bees did well, so well in fact that she got her younger sister, Francis, to come up and help her look after them. In the following year the hives averaged over 200 pounds of honey to a hive, some of them producing as much as 250 pounds. The Bee

Girls, as they became known to the homesteaders in Upper Clearwater, made ore money off their bees than the homesteaders did off their quarter sections. They sold their honey at from 10 to 15 cents a pound locally, the average being 12 ½ cents. The honey was of fine flavor and density and the demand unlimited. The original six hives increased to 12. The girls built a fine cabin, cleared a little land, built fences and tended their bees. Every ounce of equipment had to be packed in on the backs of pack horses over four miles of trail from the end of the wagon road, and very often over the full wagon road. At times they had to pack as far as the full 24 miles from the nearest store at Clearwater station. In winter time the girls lived at home but after every heavy fall of snow Jesse tied on her snowshoes and hiked into the bee ranch to clear the snow away from the hives lest they bees suffocate. No doubt the Bee Girls would still be on their lonely ‘bee ranch” among the turned snags and fireweed had not Cupid taken a hand. The boys in Upper Clearwater somehow became ‘bee conscious” all at ounce. If you are living in “a real good country for bees,” the natural thing is to find out something about them. You can find out about bees from the government bulletins but with the Bee Girls right there like that, only four miles from the end of the road

and only six miles away from home, why, it was much easier to just walk up there and get some first hand knowledge. And while you were there, why it was just too bad to let the girls do all that wood chopping and stake splitting and fencing building. Learning about bees soon broke into romance, and none of your theater going soda-drinking kind of romance but the real stake splitting wood chopping kind, known only to real homesteaders who can stretch a dollar bill from the first of November to the day Jesse and Francis Emery, the ‘Bee Girls’, beside the cabin they built three before Christmas. miles beyond the Upper Clearwater in the early 1930’s. Two brothers finally won the day and Jesse and Francis Emery On one trip to the hives this winter and summer. This cabin became Mrs. Roy Shook and spring he discovered a swarm on be excellent protection against Mrs. Floyd Shook respectively. I Went with Roy Shook out a nearby bush. In cajoling it into bears if they bothered the hives to the ‘bee ranch.” He is setting a new hive the greater part of the but peculiarly enough, although this is one of the best bear huntup a fine home on his homestead swarm escaped. This summer he had trouble ing districts in B.C. they have and his wife has a full time job again with a hive of strong bees not so far interfered with the looking after their five months old son down in “civilization. robbing a weaker hive. He is hives. There is plenty of room for Roy makes trips once a week learning fast, how however, and out to the apiary to see that all soon hopes to get as high produc- more bee keepers in the valtion as his enterprising wife had. leys beyond Upper Clearwater. is well. He showed me the new bee It took two enterprising girls to Since they were married he huse he is experimenting with. show that bee keeping can be has taken over the bee keeping A fine log building with bee profitable out in the wilds. The and is finding it no easy task. escapes along the walls near truth is, the bees barely made Last winter he was unable to get to the hives soon enough after the floor, large enough to hold an impression on the sea of firea heavy snow storm and lost a ten hives and built with a view weed that chokes the valleys of strong hive through suffocation. to keeping the hives in both that district.

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Septage project flowing nicely Awhile ago I wrote that the District had a priority to get the new septage receiving facility in operation as soon as was possible. To that end Council and staff have been doing everything possible to finalize the plans for the building, the location and the machinery which will process the septage. Things have flowed along nicely and great progress has been made on all fronts. As soon as some details are finalized the tenders for the construction of the building will be posted. The processing equipment has already been chosen and ordered with a delivery time of early next year. The reason this will take some time is that these machines are specialized and need to be made to order for the application they are to be used for. In our case the machine dewaters the septage. Dewatering separates the solids which will then be composted. This provides a number of advantages particularly as it relates to the eco friendly wastewater system we will be installing here in Barriere. Unlike the traditional sewage lagoon system that does not need regulation of the bio loads (solids) placed into the lagoon, ours will. The reason for this is so that the plants and bacteria that will cleanse the sewage need carefully regulated amounts of material to work with for optimum performance. With septage the bio loads are already concentrated due to the way septic systems work. If the solids are removed from the septage prior to being introduced into the wastewater plant then the plant can handle more actual sewage. This results in more houses being able to be served by the sewer system for the same initial outlay of money. Once again careful planning and forethought give good results. Recently we have been working to have the plans for our roads finalized with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Our CAO, Ms. Hannigan has made great progress working with Ministry staff setting out who does what. There are a few notable problem spots though. One is the portion of Agate Bay road that lies with The District of Barriere. Our view is that this is an arterial highway

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and therefore needs to be maintained by the Ministry. The Ministry does not agree and they think we should maintain the 800 metres that are within our boundaries. The only person that can change this decision apparently is the Minister so it is now a political argument. To that end members of Council and I will meet with the new Minister, Mary Polak at the end of September in Victoria to see if we can convince her to agree with us. This meeting and others have been arranged as part of the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference being held in Victoria the last week of September. As well as the issue of our roads, we will be bringing forth a number of topics such as the provision of proper hydro to the North Thompson valley, steps for increasing the available workforce so that we can plan for future growth such as building a health care facility here in Barriere, and so on. In each case Council has asked staff to put together comprehensive and convincing presentations and I am confidant that all their hard work will produce good results. Speaking of good results, some of our dedicated volunteers have been working hard to get the ice rink into shape for the coming winter season. Al and Stacey Fortin have repaired and replaced the top boards as well as some of the side panels in the rink and have painted all the inside. It looks brand new inside and will be ready for all those that come to enjoy it this winter. Shawn Fadaer encouraged General Paint to donate some paint so the project could be started. Now to find more paint so that the warming room shed and the outside of the rink can look as nice as the inside. Al did say he would help out painting if we got the paint, so I am openly asking for help with sourcing more paint. Many thanks to Al and Stacey for volunteering and to all our many volunteers here in Barriere. Our community would not survive and grow without your help. A9

Bike challenge raises money for hospice

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The Barriere team meets the Clearwater team just south of Little Fort. Guessing the correct distance (31.73 km from Barriere) was Vienna Moilliet of Vavenby. Money raised is allotted to go towards construction of a hospice house for the Valley.

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.

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The Barriere team had a slight advantage this year, with a strong tail wind pushing them along. The point at which the teams met set a new record, as they met 31.73 km north of Barriere. In previous years it was at 28, 26, and 25 km. The closest guess out of the 353 guesses registered, was by Vienna Moilliet of Vavenby, with a guess of 31.74 km. As of Sunday afternoon, a total of $1682.54 had already 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 and attached, before delivery to the District of Clearwater office for display until next year’s race.

The 4th Annual Bike Challenge took place on Sept. 9. Four riders left at 1 p.m. from the Barriere North Thompson Funeral Services office - Drake Smith, Ward Stamer, Dennis Farquharson all from Barriere, and Jean Nelson from Clearwater. At the same time, leaving from the Clearwater office - Mitch Miller, Sam Willan, Jennifer Hewlett and Jan Westendorp. Barriere Mayor Bill Humphreys and Clearwater Councillor 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.

NT Arts Council to hold AGM Margaret Houben North Thompson Star/Journal Th th Thompson Th At The N North Arts Council will be holding this year’s Annual General Meeting on Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Little Fort Community Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting, and those wishing to vote on anything should make sure their membership is paid up. Membership fees are very reasonable, at only $10 per year, and anyone, regardless of whether or not they are artists, can join. The only prerequisite is an interest in

supporting the Arts in the North Thompson Valley. The Council currently includes members from throughout the m Valley, and even beyond, with a few members in 100 Mile and Merritt. The meeting will include a brief review of the past year’s events, of which there where many significant ones: the 5th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival in Barriere, the first annual Arts Festival in Clearwater, the first annual Clearwater Children’s Art Festival, and the openings of two art galleries: the Wells Gray Gallery in the lower level of the Clearwater Info

Centre; and the Armour Mountain Art Gallery in the Armour Mountain Office Services store at the IDA Mall in Barriere. Then, the election of officers. The positions to be filled are: president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and five or more directors. Anyone interested in these positions, or wanting info on what filling these positions entails, call current secretary, Margaret Houben (250-672-9330), or post a message on the group’s FaceBook page: groups/333080090084083.

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The Fall Fair’s best decorated businesses

History of the No-Host Bazaar

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are donated to a local charity. The host group usually has first dibs on the concession (kitchen), but other groups sometimes run it if the host group doesn’t want it. This year marks the 38th Annual No-Host Bazaar, which will take place at the Fall Fair Hall on November 17. With over 60 volunteer organizations in Barriere, if they all take a table this could be a huge event. If your non-profit/volunteer group wants a table, contact the Barriere Curling Club, who are this year’s hosts.

Backk in B i 1974, 1974 the th Ladies L di Auxiliary A ili off the th B Barriere Fire Department decided to start a No-Host Bazaar. The first several years, the Ladies N Auxiliary hosted this event, and eventually other A groups began to take turns as ‘host’. The purpose of the Bazaar was, and still is, to allow individual groups to raise funds for their own projects. The Bazaar was designed specifically for nonpprofit groups and the original idea was, that as each group signed up for a table, they would specify what they would sell at their table - and they were nnot allowed to sell the same thing as any other group already signed up. So, iif group A said they’d bake pies, group B had to bring something else ... perhhaps cookies, and group C would have tto chose something else, perhaps knittted hats and scarves, and so on. While the No-Host Bazaar is still only for non-profit groups, after 38 yyears there have been a few minor changes, the main one being that some duplication of items can and does happpen. Many tables will have raffles as well as their usual baking or crafts. Each year a different community group ‘hosts’ the Bazaar, charging a minimal table fee that is primarily set m tto cover the cost of renting the venue Photo Submitted and any advertising. Back in 1980 Margaret Koblun, manning the Ladies Auxiliary table at the 1976 tthe table charge was $6; this year it is No-Host Bazaar. My, how prices have changed over the years; a $10. Traditionally, any table fee monwhole pie for $1.50, or one slice for $.30. iies left over after the expenses are paid,

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Summer Reading Club party Margaret Houben North Thompson Star/Journal Thursday afternoon afternoon, on August 30 30, over 20 chil children partied at the Barriere Library. After doing a few crafts, the ribbons and awards were handed out for all those who had completed the summer rreading program.

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The children that attended the SRC windup party and received medals, certificates and ribbons are: Cassie Pedersen, Hunter Bloomfield, Devyn Bloomfield, Mayla Kennedy, Joshua Tremblay, Ysabell Tremblay, Thomas Tremblay, Clara Tremblay, Bartholomew Tremblay, Connor Farrow, Bobby-Raye Farrow, Curtis Farrow, Grace Farrow, Samantha Jones, Luke Jones, Logan Jones, Lily Drey, Nathan Power, Cameron Salle, Jeremy Salle, Tessa Salle and Savanna Watson. Dontay Parish was also in the picture but did not do the SRC program. STAR/JOURNAL photo: Margaret Houben

Linda Kelley drew the winners for the Barriere Library Summer Reading Club Grand Prize, with Hunter Bloomfield winning the scooter, and Cameron Salle winning the animal origami kit. Every year there are lots of activities and prized for the youth who participate in the Summer Reading Club. Be sure to enter your children next summer.

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Fall Fair family parade

Top 5 ‘Special’ winners (l-r) Seanna Armstrong and Brittany Waite decorated a two seater bike

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Dontay Parish, Meghan Balath, Pamela LeFeuvre, Ella Genier, Jorden Genier riding the first place in the Top 5 “Special” Genier float. Submitted Approximately 60 people of all ages participated in the Family Parade on Sept. 2 at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo. Top 5 ‘Special’ 1 - Genier Float - Dontay Parish, Meghan Balath, Pamela LeFeuvre, Ella Genier, Jorden Genier 2 - Fennell Motorized Unit - Kayleigh Fidler, Paige & Clair Arcand, Isabella Bourassa 3 - Cameron Salle - Bull Rider on Bear (his horse) 4 - Decorated Two Seater Bike - Brittany Waite, Seanna Armstrong 5 - Rainer Farm Rascles Blue Ribbon Winners Best Dressed Cowboy - Connor Farrow Best Decorated Bike - Jayden Baker Best Dressed Super Hero - Aiden Murphy Best Costumes with Pet - Rainer Farm Rascles Decorated Stroller - Liam Murphy Decorated Wagon - Destiny Baker Best Costume - general - Wyatt Mackill Child & Costumed Pet - Bobby Raye & dog Remi

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Chinook Cove Ladies Club Championship


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Leslie Stirling (left) and Debbie Reiner (right) presents the Low Gross winner Carol Hindle (middle) with her certificate and trophy.

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Chinook Cove Ladies Club Championship was held Saturday, Sept. 15. The weather, the company, the laughter and the food were all perfect ... even if my golfing wasn’t. Twelve ladies played 18 holes of golf followed by supper on the terrace. Each lady received a goodie bag. Hole prize winners were Susan Mitchell, Carol Hindle, Audrey Rilcoe, Trudy Scarlett, Lynda Beddington, Christina LeCerf and Evelyn Lucas. The bragging honours of Club Champion went to Carol Hindle who scored a scorching 91. Debbie Pearce picked up the low net honours. Each received a club gift certificate and trophies designed by Debbie Rainer and crafted by Gerry Mayovsky.

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A large number of people came out to support the 2012 Terry Fox Run at Fadear Park on Sunday, Sept. 16. After registering and a brief warm up, they got underway, walking, running and biking S ddown Barriere Town Road.

Ladies Golf has come to a close for the year

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Leslie Stirling (left) and Debbie Reiner (right) presents the Low Net winner Debbie Pearce (middle) with her certificate and trophy.

The 35 golfers put Ladies Night to bed for the winter. The theme for the evening was a pajama party and most of those taking part showed up to golf in their pjs. Some were clever enough to wear a toasty warm bath robe as well. The temperatures did dip and a little rain did fall but oh, we did have a good time. The folks in the kitch-

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Hindle for the yummy desserts. You had to be there to believe how loud the laughter and conversation was. We sure did have a good time. And there were tons of prizes to pass out. Nobody went home empty handed - everybody took home a door prize. All the fun aside, it was still a regular golf night. We were all limited


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to 4 clubs. Flight 1 winners were Debbie Pearce, low gross with a score of 42 and Trudy Scarlett, low net. Flight 2 winners were Carol Willox, low gross with a score of 50 and Vicki Hoffer, low net. Low gross winner for Flight 3 was Kim Law with a score of 61. Trudy Scarlett, Marian Wallace and Debbie Pearce shared the birdie pot. The deuce pot was not claimed for the third week and the proceeds went to Barb Smith in a draw. Multiple pin winners were Donna Salle (long drive in 2 - Country Store Antiques and KP - Barb and Carman Smith), Vicki Hoffer (long drive - Estylo Hair Design and KP Ron Wallace Trucking), Sharon Spooner (short drive - Rainer Custom Cutting and long putt - Station House Restaurant), and Leslie Stirling (long drive in 2 Bodi Mekanix and long putt - Our Little Secret). Single winners were Joanne Lyle (long putt Crystlee’s Hair Design), Deb Legaree (long putt - Jul’r by Lynda Enochsen), Deb Rainer (KP - Carl’s Market Garden), Kim Law (KP - Carol Patton, CGA),

Tanya Desjarlais (long drive - Knight’s Inn), Joan Streadwick (KP Stamer Logging), Marion Wallace (KP in 2 - Shais Design), Audrey Rilcoe (long putt - Val-Bella Studio), Susan Newberry (long drive - AG Foods), Audrey Deveau (long drive in 2 - Barriere A & W), Brittany Bobinski (most putts - Barriere Irly Building) and Shirley Ross (least putts - Barriere Massage). A special thanks to all our regular sponsors and to our Hole In One sponsors, Barriere Auto Parts, Alpine Meadows Resort and local artist Bob Stirling. It has been a great year and we appreciate your support. Other important supporters are the folks at Chinook Cove Golf and the Star Journal. We finished the evening with our annual meeting. Captain Debbie and Treasurer Leslie were re-elected by acclamation. I don’t know if it was because people think we do a good job or because nobody else wants the positions. Either way, we are happy to continue and look forward to seeing all you ladies again in the spring.

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2012 Annual Barriere 911 Emergency Services Golf Tournament Submitted Cpl Darin Underhill, RCMP The tournament went as planned on Aug Aug. 25 25, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. We ended up with 16 teams made up of competitors from Clearwater, Barriere, Kamloops and the Lower Mainland. We did have some last minute interest that would have pushed us to 18 teams but unfortunately the draw was already made. We are certain the tournament will fill up quick next year. The weather cooperated with a gorgeous day in the high twenties and a light breeze. The course was in fantastic shape for the golfers with lush fairways and quick greens. There was some great golf played with amazing shots and some fun golf with interesting shots. We had a winning team that ended up four under par with a 32 taking home the coveted trophy. They are a returning team that have won this tournament two other times over the last 15 years. The highest scoring team was at 44, eight over par and won the not so coveted pink spade (for filling in their divots). We had ladies’ and men’s long drive and closest to the pin prizes with some excellent shots made. We have to note that the ladies long drive was further than just about all other golfers were hitting it, awesome tee shot. The hole in one was close with a shot right on line, then started to spin coming to a stop, unfortunately leaving it about six feet short of the hole. The putting

competition was a very entertaining and difficult four hole course with the winner completing it in 11 shots. The evening ended with a fantastic meal put on by the Chinook Cove Golf Course and presentations. Each team was called with the lowest scoring team first to receive their trophy. As each team was called they drew a number from the bucket and received the corresponding prize on the table. This gave all competitors a fair chance at all prizes. Everyone went home with a prize that was at minimum $45 value up to $130 value. There were also a number of great door prizes that were handed out and a table of silent auction items. Everyone that attended had a great time with a beautiful day, great course, lots of laughs and some goodies to take home. At the end of the day the tournament raised around $8,000. Our committee will look at our youth initiatives in the area and make a decision as to where the money will go. We will be donating $500 for a bursary to the family of Bonnie CruzelleMyram to be presented to a graduating student from the Barriere Secondary School in 2013. The selection of the student receiving the memorial bursary will be done by the family or their delegate. We will be accepting donation request applications for area youth initiatives from all groups, organizations or individuals up to Oct. 15. You can pick up a form at the Barriere RCMP Detachment with the funds being allocated by Oct. 31 for the selected youth initiative.

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Submitted Bull Riding Of the 20 individuals who participated in this event, Justin Davis from Williams Lake took first place with a time of 83. Monty Ross of Barriere came in at fifth place with a time of 70. Team Roping Of the 100 entrants, Levi Simpson and John Robertson of Claresholm Alberta took first place with a time of 3.5. Eight of the top 11 times were held by Albertans. Doug Palmer and Curtis Haworth of Kamloops came in at ninth place with a time of 9.3. Junior Breakaway Roping Of 27 participants in this event, Sharla Hancock of Quesnel took first place with a time of 4.0. Tristan Holt of Barriere was in fourth place with a time of 6.2. PeeWee Barrel Racing Of 21 entrants, Elly Farmer of Savana took first place with a time of 17.976. Kamryn Cousins of McLure came in fourth place with a time of 19.179. Saddle Bronc Out of 21 entrants in this event, Wacey Marr of Gang Ranch took first place with a time of 83. Ryland DeRose of Kamloops tied with Clint Maier of Merritt for second and third place with times of 76. Bareback Out of 14 entrants, there was a three way tie for first place in this event, between William

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Jamie Myram of Barriere takes part in the junior steer-riding event. Gamache of Edmonton Alberta, Cash Kerner of Pritchard, and Jared Marshall of Prince George - all with a time of 81. Ladies Barrel Racing From 53 participants, Judy Hyde of Prince George took first place with a time of 17.024. Vanessa Leggett of Kamloops came in second place with a time of 17.138. Junior Barrel Racing Of 30 entrants, Sharla Hancock of Quesnel took first place with a time of 17.696. Bacardi Zimmerlee of Clinton came in second place with a time of 17.701. Junior Steer Riding From 27 participants, Jackson

Scott of Kamloops took first place with a time of 76. Clay Waterhouse of Quesnel came in second place with a time of 72, tied with Blaine Manuel of 150 Mile House. Breakaway Roping Out of 34 participants in this event, Grant Fosbery of Merritt took first place with a time of 5.2. Coford Mason of Kamloops came in sixth place with a time of 7.7. Tie Down Roping Of 32 entrants, Lee Rombough of Sexsmith Alberta took first place with a time of 8.6. Brock Herman of Knutsford came in sixth place with a time of 12.8.

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Photographing portraits of seniors I think there was a time in photography when the word “seniors” meant people over 60 years in age. Today photographers refer to senior portraits as high school graduation photos. But it is those in the aging demographic that don’t get much attention during discussions on photography that I want to write about this time. When one does a search about portrait techniques or checks published books on portraiture I doubt there will be much, if anything at all, about photographing people whose faces are starting to, or have already, aged. After all, our society is obsessed with youthful beauty and we don’t want to be reminded about aging. Despite that, baby-boomers make up a large segment of our population and they will still want portraits by photographers. Attend a class, or buy a book, on how-to portrait techniques, and you’ll find it’s all about angles of light with discussions about off camera directional light to create drama and dimension to a subject’s face with highlights and shadow. Shadow on the smooth face of some 18-year-old can be flattering and sexy, but when a sidelight creates deep shadows on a face that has a few more


* O H N % N MA N years of life it is anything but flattering, and certainly won’t be sexy on most. Lighting manuals instruct us not to use a flash from the camera’s position, and are critical of straight-on flash. However, using a diffused flash straight-on reduces shadows and wrinkles, and a soft, direct light makes it easy to reduce any age lines easily during postproduction. Retouching, or postproduction as it seems to be called now, has always been part of the process with those that do portrait photography, especially with seniors. I can remember hours with magnifying lenses, fine tipped brushes, mixing dyes and reprinting for final photographs. Now, I have computer programs to remove blemishes, creases, and bags under eyes. I brighten eyes, and sometimes whiten teeth, and always make sure there isn’t loose skin under the chin, or on someone’s neck. Some of this I have done for years, only now I do it more, and it is a

lot easier to retouch with computers and digital cameras. I know there are many photographers that say with misguided pride they do everything in the camera. In my opinion, that’s all right for sports and wildlife photography, but it would never do with a portrait client, they deserve more. My advice for those photographing seniors is to take the time to choose a flattering perspective that hopefully shows some of their personal-

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Blackpool Hall Heritage Society AGM, 7 pm Tuesday, Oct. 2 Blackpool Hall All tax payers in the Blackpool volunteer Fire Department tax assessment area welcome to attend. Info: 250-587-6143 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

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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.


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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. EDITOR. THE Sundre RoundUp, a 2,000 circulation weekly, requires an experienced editor. Sundre is 110 km northwest of Calgary. Full benefit package. Apply: Lea Smaldon, 5013 - 51 Street, Olds, AB, T4H 1P6. 403-556-7510; 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 Resident manager wanted (couple preferred) duties include property management front desk and maintenance Apply to Scott’s Inn 551 11th Ave Kamloops BC V2C 3Y1 email or fax 250-372-9444

AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for welders, due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20 km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for ten 3rd Year Apprentices or Journeyperson welders. We offer best wage 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.

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

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JOURNEYMAN HEAVY Equipment Technicians. Due to a steady growth in our industry we currently have multiple positions open for our field service division. Mining and large construction equipment experience is an asset. We offer very competitive wages and benefits. Apply:

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Reach most sportsmen & women in BC advertise in the 2013-2015 BC Freshwater Fishing Regulation Synopsis! The largest outdoor magazine in BC, 450,000 copies plus two year edition! This is the most effective way to advertise your business in BC. Please call Annemarie at 1-800-661-6335. or email: RENOVATED HOTEL in Holland, Manitoba, 134 seat bar w/patio, 30 seat restaurant, four rooms and living quarters. Turn key operation w/equipment, $259,900 obo. Contact 1-204-799-4152.

Career Opportunities D&J Isley and Sons Contracting Ltd. in Grande Prairie, AB. is looking for BUNCHER, SKIDDER, FORWARDER and PROCESSOR Operators If you are looking for full time work, please submit your resume to or fax 780532-1250

Education/Trade Schools 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 TAYLOR PRO TRAINING *Heavy Equipment Operator Training *Commercial Driver Training Call today 1-877-860-7627

EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate openings. Easy computer work, other positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed.

Trades, Technical Certified Utility Arborists and 2nd yr Apprentice Utility Arborists wanted immediately for clearing in and around energized lines in lower mainland & interior regions. Competitive wage & benefit package. Call Matt for details 250-308-6033.

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:

JOURNEYMAN AUTOBODY position available immediately at brand new modern dealership. Lots of work, great pay, benefits, great Northern Saskatchewan community. Apply to Rob Dron at or call 1-800-667-0511.

LOCAL ROCKY Mountain House company looking for day rate and hourly Vacuum Truck Operator. Must have current oilfield tickets, up-todate drivers abstract. Benefit package. Fax 403-845-3903. SECHELT WASTE Company seeks Heavy Duty Mechanic to manage shop operations and the maintenance of all equipment. Submit resume to 604-885-4247 or


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

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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

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.

“The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia” In Partnership with Barriere & District Chamber of Commerce and Yellowhead Community Services




58A Young Road, Clearwater BC V0E 1N2 250-674-2928 Fax 250-674-2938

E-mail: • Web Page: Payroll and Accounts Payable: FT/Blue River #0909 Administrative Assistant: FT/Blue River #0908 Reservation Coordinator: FT/Blue River #0907 Front Desk Attendant: Seasonal/Blue River #0906 Housekeeping Manager: FT/Blue River #0905 Housekeeper: Seasonal/Blue River #0904 Fine Dining Server: Seasonal/Blue River #0903 Snowcat Driver: Seasonal/ Blue River #0902 Registered Massage Therapist: Seasonal/Blue River #0901 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 Jr. Forestry Technician: Part-time/Clearwater #0813 Lodge Manager: Seasonal/Blue River #0812 Assistant Housekeeping Supervisor: FT/Blue River #0811 Housekeeping Supervisor Assistant: FT/Blue River #0810 Skate Club Coach: Seasonal/Clearwater #0809 Traffic Control Person: Casual/Clearwater #0806 Housekeeper: Seasonal/Blue River #0724 Sport shop & Boutique Manager: FT/Blue River #0723 Servers: 2 positions/Blue River #0711 Line Cook: 3 positions/Blue River #0710 Customer Service Employee: 3 positions FT/PT Little Fort #0623

GENERAL INFORMATION • Free Workshops: Thurs. Oct.. 11th : Introduction Computer Training Workshop (every 2nd Thursday) Thurs. Oct. 18th : 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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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Fitness/Exercise Elliptical Trainer Canadian Tire Cardio Style ET150 in very good condition. Will trade for treadmill in good condition. Call 250-319-8023.

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Pets & Livestock

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 Leasing alfa pasture & cattle 4 grazing.Irrigation finance poss.

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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

Food Products Fresh lamb. Avail thru Oct. $5.50/lb. Cut, wrapped & frozen. Raven Ridge Farms 250672-1878 Pasture raised fresh (not frozen) turkey (approx 15-20lbs) avail Oct 4. $3.50/lb. Raven Ridge Farms 250-672-1878

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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. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Lg Pellet Pro Stove. Good for lg home or shop. Used 1 season. CSA approved. $3,000.00 Ph. 250-674-2677 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money and 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. Used OSB board, no nail holes. $6/sheet. 250-819-2944

Clearwater: Early 70’s 3 bdrm MH w/covered deck & addition. $6,500.00 for quick sale. Call Frank 604-751-2771 or 604-850-9059

Misc. Wanted Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town 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.

Free Items FREE apples & prune plums. U-pick. Call 250-674-3562 Ask for Dennis or Christine Registered purebred Doberman, requires new home. Call for details 250-672-0288.

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THOMPSON-NICOLA REGIONAL DISTRICT 2012 ELECTORAL AREA "O" (LOWER NORTH THOMPSON) BY-ELECTION NOTICE OF NOMINATION PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of Electoral Area "O" (Lower North Thompson) of the ThompsonNicola Regional District that nominations for the office of Director for Electoral Area "O" (Lower North Thompson), for the remainder of the three-year term, must be received by the Chief Election Officer at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Offices @ 300 – 465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2A9 between the hours of 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2012 and 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2012. Nomination packages that identify all of the requirements are now available and can be obtained by contacting the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Office or our website Nomination packages are also available at the District of Barriere, (The Ridge) 4936 Barriere Town Road, Barriere, BC.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE Each side: $449,000 5 bdrms. 3 bath, front & back decks. Exc. revenue opportunity We work with agents! 604-626-7100 www.

Other Areas FREE BROCHURE. Kings County “Land of Orchards, Vineyards and Tides”. Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Start a business! Toll-Free: 1-888865-4647,

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: · · · ·

A person who is, or will on November 17, 2012 be age 18 or older A Canadian citizen A resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months before the day nomination papers are filed Not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office

GENERAL VOTING DAY & ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES Should an election by voting be required, GENERAL VOTING DAY will be SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012. Additional voting places will be identified in subsequent notices. ADVANCE VOTING th OPPORTUNITIES will be held at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Offices, 4 Floor, 465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 (and other areas to be identified in subsequent Notices).


Further information with respect to the 2012 Electoral Area "O" (Lower North Thompson) By-Election can be obtained by contacting:

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Thompson-Nicola Regional District Office 300 – 465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2A9 Telephone (250) 377-8673 Toll free in BC 1-877-377-8673

Covered Garage Bay in secured compound (28’ x 14’ x 10’), ideal for RV’s, motor boats, cars, etc. $75/mo, (Oct. 15 to April 15). Call Riverside @ 250-674-0001,

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Liz Cornwell Chief Election Officer

Agnese Saat Deputy Chief Election Officer

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Firewood/Fuel Premium Fir Pellets $240/ton

Photography / Video Need a professional photographer? Portraits, weddings, special events, pet portraits, commercial. Affordable memories that last a lifetime. Seniors rates. Book now avoid & disappointment. Sorry no passport photos Jill Hayward 250-319-8023/250-672-0055


by Keith McNeill Digital and film photographs. Phone 250-674-3252 or

Computer Services Clearwater Computers is your neighborhood computer store & repair outlet; all makes & models. We offer new and used computers. Other services incl: 15Mb unlimited ADSL, unlimited dial-up internet, 2.9 cents a minute long distance, unlimited webhosting, online backup, domain management, color photocopying, faxing and more. Located at #6 W Old NT Hwy (beside Supersave Gas). Ph. 250-674-1032

Misc Services Sue’s Jewellery Repairs Since 1975 - We do it all, Retipping, Sizing, Soldering. Sue Ludtke - 250-587-6357

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4380 Dunsmuir Rd. Garage Sale Sat. Sep. 22, 9am-1pm. 556 Hwy 24, Little Fort. Daily Garage Sale! Mondays to Saturdays 10am-3pm. 250-6774280. Your Treasure Awaits! Clearwater 2 Family Yard Sale 1001 Clearwater Village Rd (Raft River area) Saturday Sept. 22 9 am - 2 pm Various household items. Clearwater Saturday, Sept. 22 323 Wyndhaven 10 am - 2 pm Moving / Garage Sale Sunday, Sept. 23 Monday, Sept. 24, 10 am - 5 pm, Indian Rock Ranch, 369 Hwy 24, Little Fort Furniture, freezer, piano & bench, pool furniture, baby furniture & toys, misc household items, etc

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.


Council will be considering the following 2 Bylaws at the October 2, 2012 Regular Council Meeting. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Pursuant to Division 7, Section 224 (2)(a) of the Community Charter, Council may by Bylaw exempt from taxes all land and improvements that are owned or held by a charitable, philanthropic, or other not-for-profit corporation. The following are the “not for profit” organizations that have made application for exemption under proposed Bylaw No. 97: NAME


Barriere & District Heritage Society Barriere & District Senior’s Society Barriere & District Food Bank Provincial Rental House Corp. Yellowhead Residence North Thompson Fall Fair North Thompson Fall Fair Barriere Curling Club Interior Community Services North Thompson Legion #242

343 Lilly Road 4431 Barriere Town Road 4740 Gilbert Drive

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$ 6,050.00 $ 8,625.00 $15,540.00

4577 Barriere Town Road 677 Barriere Lakes Road Dunn Lake Road 4856 Dunn Lake Road 485 Carlstrom Road 4673 Shaver Road

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$29,025.00 $15,525.00 $ 8,500.00 $51,750.00 $ 6,231.39 $ 3,150.00

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Pursuant to Division 6, Section 220(1)(h) of the Community Charter, Council may by Bylaw exempt from taxes all land on which a building designated for public worship is located if title to the land is registered in the name of the religious organization using the building. The following are the religious organizations that have made application for exemption under proposed Bylaw No. 96: NAME Trustees of the Barriere BC Congregation Of Jehovah’s Witness Roman Catholic Bishops of Kamloops United Church Baptist Church Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada




3967 Hanson Road 5025 Barriere Town Road 4464 Barriere Town Road 4604 Barriere Town Road 4818 Annesty Road



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1,250.00 2,350.00 2,250.00 1,425.00 2,450.00




Heavy Duty Machinery



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INDIAN ROCK RANCH / BOB & JOAN MUMFORD, LITTLE FORT B.C. CHASE CREEK ROAD One mile from Jim’s Little Fort store on highway 24. Signs will be posted.


B.C. LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION Lots of Parking - Come Early • We specialize in equipment sales

KAMLOOPS 250-573-3939 • WILLIAMS LAKE 250-398-7174 • OK FALLS 250-497-5416 • VANDERHOOF 250-567-4333

North Thompson Star Journal Thursday, September 20, 2012





Modular Homes

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Clearwater: Very attractive 2 bdrm Modular Hm. Incl all appl, hobby rm, covered front entry, storage shed. Location: site #24 Thompson Crossing. $800/mo + DD. 250-587-6151

1946 Chev Style Master 4 dr Sedan. Lots of extra parts, running cond, original new tires, etc. ($12,000 worth of new parts). Asking $8,000. 250-674-0079

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Barriere/Louis Creek: 1 bdrm home on 9.5 acres. $850/mo 250-690-7244 Clearwater: For rent Oct. 1. Totally renovated 2 bdrm hm on priv lot. New high efficiency furnace & heat pump. Water incl. N.S. $900/mo. Ref req. Call 250-674-2677 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



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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

Dispute Resolution Services. Law suits, custody, access, property, high conflict families & more. Court Approved, Chartered Mediators. 778-2205930

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: 1 bdrm, large, walkout basement, in town. Util incl. WD/FS, NS/NP. $800/mo, RR. Avail. immediately. (250)672-0024 Barriere: 2 bdrm basement suite, all util, all appl. NS/NP, no parties. Separate entrance /parking. $750/mo. 250-6725643 Basement suite in Clearwater. Incl sat. tv & internet. $750/mo Private ent. Very clean & all new appl. 250-674-2465

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

INVITATION to Tender: Blue River Community Hall Heating System Installation of propane fired heating system 300,000 – 400,000 BTU Unit ceiling heating ducts Photos and recommendations available at: ph: 250673-8224 Contact: Charmaine Schenstead BRCA Secretary Bids close Oct. 5, 2012 INVITATION to Tender: Blue River Community Hall Blown In Insulation 3920 sq.ft. 6in cavity on 14 ft walls Remove existing wall board, and recover with new wall board Photographs and recommendations available at: ph: 250-6738224 Contact: Charmaine Schenstead, BRCA Secretary Bids close Oct. 5, 2012

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DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

Cars - Sports & Imports ATTENTION COLLECTORS 1980 CAMARO, only 50,000 K on punched 305 eng. 3 spd. Needs some body work. For more info. $2800 OBO. 1-250-523-9762. (Logan Lake)

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North Thompson Fall Fair Light Horse Show high point results Horse Show – English Small Fry: Jack Meadows-Tedford Green: Ashlyn Sunderman Novice: Megan Gunn Junior: Zoe Ovenden Intermediate: Megan Daly Senior: Darcey Woods Horse Show – Western Small Fry: Alex Crawford & Destry Eli Green: Chantal Holt Novice: Eric Crawford Junior: Ally Crawford Intermediate: Megan Daly Senior: Darcey Woods

Fun and success for Yellowhead 4-H Submitted After a very successful and fun filled week weekend at the North Thompson Fall Fair, the Yellowhead 4-H members are getting ready to participate at the Provincial Winter Fair on Sept. 21 - 25, 2012. The Fair will once again

Public Notice

2012 Tax Sale Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 403 of the Local Government Act, the following properties will be ordered for sale by public auction on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Offices, 4936 Barriere Town Road, Barriere, B. C. It should be noted that the sale of a property will be cancelled if the delinquent taxes are paid in full before the above date and time. CIVIC ADDRESS




4676 Shaver Rd.

Lot B, Plan 4152, KDYD



4763 Gibbs Rd.

Lot 14, Plan 26555, KL 1483, KDYD




487 Robin Dr.

Lot 23, Plan 27642, DL 1483, KDYD




5194 Barriere Town Rd. Lot B, Plan 29023, DL 1483, KDYD



UPSET PRICE $4,160.32

BASIC INFORMATION ANNUAL PROPERTY TAX SALE 1. The tax sale is held each year on the last Monday of September at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers. 2. The lowest amount for which parcels may be sold is the “Upset Price”. The Upset Price includes: a) delinquent and arrears taxes plus interest to date of sale; b) current years taxes plus penalty; c) the sum of 5% of the foregoing amounts; and d) $95.20 for the Land Title Office fees. 3. The highest bidder at or above the upset price shall be declared the purchaser. If no bids are received, the District shall be declared the purchaser. Any person upon being declared the successful bidder must immediately pay by cash, money order or certified cheque a minimum of not less than the upset price. Failure to pay this amount will result in the property promptly being offered for sale again. Any balance must be paid by cash, money order or certified cheque by 3:00 p.m. the same day. Failure to pay the balance will result in the property being offered for sale again at 10:00 a.m. on the following day. 4. The purchaser has no legal rights to the property until one year has expired from the date of the tax sale. 5. The owner has one year in which to redeem the property; paying back the upset price plus interest accrued to the date of redemption. 6. At redemption, the purchaser is paid back their bid plus interest accrued from the date of the tax sale. 7. Title to property not redeemed within one year from the date of the tax sale will be transferred to the purchaser. 8. The purchaser will be responsible to pay the Property Purchase Tax on the fair market value of the property at the time of the transfer of the title. 9. The Property Purchase Tax Act rates are 1% on the first $200,000. of fair market value and 2% on the balance. 10.The municipality makes no representation, expressed or implied, as to the condition or quality of the property(ies) for sale. Nora Johnson, Collector

being held at the North Thompson Fair Grounds and Agriplex, and the community is urged to attend. Provincial Winter Fair kicks off with opening ceremonies at 12:45 on Friday, Sept. 21. This is followed by three days of competition in team fitting, showmanship and market classes in beef, lamb, horse, rabbit and photography. Admission is free on Friday, and HURCH only $2.00 on Saturday IRECTORY and Sunday. Children 12 and under are free. Don’t miss the group competitions on Saturday night in CHURCH the beef show ring, OF ST. PAUL which finishes up with 4464 Barriere Town Road the Fred Nichol Beef Worship Sunday 11:00 event ant the Twenlow A worshipping community of Sheep event. 4-H Anglicans, United & Lutherans members compete to win either a steer or a All Are Welcome lamb in these events. the Rev. Graham Brownmiller Office: 250 672-5653 If the Beef, Lamb and Horse Show rings are not busy, you may ST. GEORGE’S ROMAN want to catch the Top CATHOLIC CHURCH Hand competition in Sunday Mass - 9am the Rodeo arena on Wednesday, Friday Saturday and Sunday. & Saturday Mass - 9am The Provincial Father Donal O’Reilly Winter Fair winds Ph 672-5949 • Fax 672-5974 up with a live auction starting at 10 CHRISTIAN LIFE ASSEMBLY a.m. Monday, Sept. 4818 Annesty Rd. 24. Some of the best (Across from High School) 9:30am Adult Sunday School beef, lamb and framed 10:30am Sunday Service and photographs to be had Children’s Sunday School are to be offered up Pastor: Lance Naylor Youth Pastor: James Mason for sale to the highest 672-0111 bidder. This sale vides the 4-H memTHE OPEN DOOR bers the funds needed FELLOWSHIP for the next year’s 4818 Annesty Rd. (across from High School) project. 2:00 pm Sundays If you have any Join us for refreshments after the Service 672-0111 (Tuesdays) or 672-9830 anytime questions about the Affiliated with North American Baptist Fair or buying at the Association. “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to auction, please do the waters” – (Isaiah 55:1) not hesitate to ask Seventh-day Adventists a Yellowhead 4-H Meet in the Church of Saint member. They are easy Paul on Saturday Mornings to spot in their bright Bible Study - 10:00 Worship Service - 11:30 blue shirts. Hope to Fellowship Meal - 1:00 see you at the Fair.


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BC Cowboy Heritage Society presents

Friday September 21st Calvary Community Church Kamloops, BC. 7:30 pm start

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Hugh McLennan and The Western Spirit Band

Barriere residents need to be bear aware Margaret Houben North Thompson Star/ Journal The old freezer units use as garbage bins in behind the Elim Enterprises apartment building on Barriere Town Road were attacked by a hungry bear late Sunday evening this past week.

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One of the residents of the apartment building heard the commotion around 10:30 p.m. and looked out from his balcony. He saw the big bear and right away went back inside. The freezers recently had locks added, in order to prevent bears from getting into them,

which this bear did not take kindly to. The bear pulled the freezer away from the wall, tipped it over and proceeded to tear away at it in an effort to get at the contents, ripping up the bottom and chewing on the lid. Residents of Barriere should be

aware that this is a large bear and be careful when walking around town after dark. Be Bear Aware! For more information on how to be more bear aware and on what to do if you have an encounter with a bear visit www.bearaware.

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greater recognition of this valuable resource. National Forest Week is observed annually during the last full week of September, Sunday through Saturday, while National Tree Day is observed on the Wednesday of National Forest Week. During National Forest Week, Canadians are invited to learn more about Canada’s forest heritage and to raise awareness about this

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How to participate in National Forest Week • Arrange a tree planting: • Take a walk in woods nearby and get to know your forest • Care for a newly planted or neglected tree, and study its species • Identify all the things at home or school that are made of wood • Learn about organizations that demonstrate sustainable forest management • Tour a forest sector industry or processing site • Learn about the prevention of forest fires • Contact a provincial forestry association for teaching materials

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Innovation in the early years Velma Sollows stands beside a military 6x6 tank retriever that had been converted into a log skidder. Her husband, Ray Sollows, drove the vehicle at Lake of the Trees (near Lac la Hache) in the mid-1950s. It could pull nine or 10 full-size trees at a time, Ray remembers. A cat would pull the logs to a landing, and then he would haul them out. Such vehicles caused a major change in logging - before that horses did most of the log hauling. The Sollows have lived in the Clearwater area for many years. Photo submitted

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Official newsletter of the BC COWBOY HERITAGE SOCIETY

Features The Mane Event, in Chilliwack October 19 to 21, 2012 Mike Puhallo's Memorial Student Scholarships ~ Page 2

13th Annual Cariboo Country Night Review ~ Page 3

You don't have to own a horse, just like them, but if you do own one, then for sure you won't want to miss the Mane Event. Actually, even if you just like watching a good entertaining show, or maybe browsing and buying some early Christmas presents, you'll enjoy the Mane Event in Chilliwack. Our favourite spot is beside the Thunderbird Livestock & Equipment Round Pen watching the Trainer's Challenge. This year should be a great show, with three countries represented ... Canada, the US, and Australia! Wow ... can't hardly wait. Three trainers are given 4 sessions, each an hour or less, with an unbroke colt from the Douglas Lake Ranch. They must work the colt and at the same time explain to the crowd what they are doing, and why. Sunday afternoon the colts are brought into the big arena and the trainers have to show them - rope off them, cross a bridge, do a serpentine, drag a log with their rope, stop, backup, and show control at a walk, trot, and canter. It's always amazing, and quite often a big surprise when the winner is announced. Here's a little about the three trainers: Dan Steers grew up in South West of Western Australia and was introduced to horses in his early teens and

began working for master farrier and horseman Pete Webber at 15. It was here Dan developed both his horsemanship and farrier skills. He's since received numerous awards. Dan has a passion for breaking and training horses as well as performing to a wide audience. He aims to educate and enlighten people as to the ways of successful horsemanship. Kyle Mills lives in Kamloops, BC. He works full time training horses for his dad, Mane Event Trainers Challenge winner Doug Mills. His brother Kade won the Mane Event in Chilliwack last year ... is it Kyles turn? Time will tell. His greatest achievements thus far are winning the 2009 European Trainers Challenge and the 2010 and 2011 Trainer of the North Challenge. Kyle has a unique ability to connect with any audience using humour as well as his common sense approach to training horses. Wylene Wilson resides in Queen Creek, Arizona. She began riding at age 6, learning Monte Foreman balance riding techniques from her mother who worked with Mr. Foreman for nearly 20 years. By age 17, Wylene had trained her first horse which led her to a lifetime career commitment. Wylene teaches horses and owners

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Mane Event trainer, Wylene Wilson shows of her talents riding bareback.

how to communicate with each other ... the final result is a safe, and happy horse and rider team. Audience education is high on the priority list of the Mane Event. The judging at this challenge is based 10% on the horse, 60% on the trainer's ability to train the horse and 30% on the trainer's ability to educate the attendees. So the trainer that gets his/ her horse to do the most, or does a better presentation at the finals, won't necessarily win. The winner of the challenge will be the trainer that can achieve the highest success with both the horse & the Spectators. The announcer ... this guy can make the show the show it is. With

years of horse training experience, and years on the radio, Hugh McLennan is a perfect fit right there behind the microphone at the Trainers Challenge round pen! Now in case that's not enough you'll find tons of other things to do, too. The tradeshow is huge ... Their web site lists product types and there's over 180 of them. There's lots of clinics too; driving, reining, horsemanship, extreme trail, jumping, dressage, and this year even trick riding. The best way to see what's in store at the Chilliwack Mane Event is to have a look at their web site,www. It is an event well worth going to!

News From the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Cowboy Festival 2013 Tentative Performers ~ Page 4

Look for the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin on Facebook The Museum has two major fund raisers coming up, and they have a raffle on the go. Here are the details on each, and don't forget, nominations for the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame need to be in by Dec. 1, 2012. The museum's Cowboy Christmas will once again be held in the Gibraltar Room of the Cariboo Memorial Complex. The day is Saturday, Nov.

17, 2012 and there's a lot happening: The Cowboy/ Western Trade Show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Cowboy Concert starts at 7 p.m. and will feature the award winning singer, songwriter and musician pair, Pharis & Jason Romero, the Cariboo's own cowboy poets Frank Gleeson and Bruce Rolph, and rounding out the evening will be the song styles of Stanley Stump. The Annual Christmas Tea and Bake Sale will be held in the museum on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.

The museum currently has a fundraising raffle underway. Tickets are $5 each for a two nght stay and $125 meal voucher at the 108 Mile Hills Health Ranch, donated by the Hills Health Ranch. The draw takes place at the Christmas Tea and Bake Sale Dec. 1. Tickets are sold at the museum and will be on sale at the Cowboy Christmas, Nov. 17. Anyone wishing to nominate someone for the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame must do so by Dec. 1, 2012 to be considered for 2013 induction.



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President's Message Mark McMillan Summer was good ... lots of guests, hay, sun, and lots of planning. There's a few concerts in the works and a couple that are just over that went well. The Festival plans are coming together nicely, and it looks like we'll have an awesome group of volunteers to put things together. I'm really happy to announce the new Mike Puhallo Memorial Student Scholarship is in place and the support for it has been wonderful. Now we just hope for lots of entries. On the promotional side of the Society we had a good response from folks at BC Cattlemen's Convention in Fort St John that Helen, Red, Kathy and I attended in May. Hopefully we see some interest from the north in the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame. Helen

Message from the editors Kathy and Mark McMillan Hard to believe that summer is over already and we're back to meetings again ... and planning, etc. It went so quickly! Things are already looking pretty promising for the seventeenth annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival, Mar. 7 to 10, 2013. The entertainment lineup is pretty much complete ... and looking great. I don't think there'll be any other changes, at least nothing major anyway, as everything went so well last year -

and Red are doing a great job of setting up and manning the booth at the different shows. The next show we'll attend will be the Mane Event in Chilliwack, Oct. 19 to 21.

they say why fix it if it ain't broke, right? In the news I guess the all new Mike Puhallo Memorial Student Scholarship is at the top of the list. The Gords Concert was unfortunately cancelled, but Hugh and his Band will fill in that time frame with a concert at the Church. I've included a review of Cariboo Country Night at Watch Lake, a sneak peak at the Mane Event in Chilliwack, a book review and some great feedback on Mag Mawhinney's poetry and songwriting, the info on the upcoming WMA Showcase, and a little about the upcoming cowboy cruise. See the index above or scroll down through this newsletter for details. Kathy & Mark McMillan, Editors See our web site at: www.meadowsprings. com

The BCCHS Annual Cowboy Christmas Concert at the Calvary Community Church, Thursday, December 13 The BCCHS will once again have their Cowboy Christmas at the Calvary Community Church. Alan Moberg will join us. Alan has a new Christmas CD and he knows a lot of Christmas music ... I have no doubt he'll be a huge hit at this concert. Joining Alan Moberg, will be the evening MC Hugh McLennan, Jeremy

Willis, and Gordie West. Jeremy has a Christmas CD out and went over well last year. Gordie knows every song ever written, and we all know Hugh I'm sure he will liven up the evening with some humour and stories. The evening will start with entertainers doing a set before intermission. Then the fun starts as the

audience will be invited to shout out requests and sing along! This new concert went over really well last year and basically popular demand encouraged us to stick to the same format this year. Start time 7 p.m. photos with Santa from 6 p.m. on - bring your own camera and we'll take the photo free! Tickets are $20 per

person with kids 16 and under free with an adult. They are available at the Horse Barn in Kamloops or by phone at 1-888-7632221. For info phone or email Mark at: 1-888-7632221 or cowboys@bcchs. com. So don't miss out - Thursday, Dec. 13 the Cowboy Christmas Concert at the Calvary Community Church. Mike Puhallo Memorial Student Scholarship

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BC Cowboy Hall of Fame Who do you know that should be in the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame? You can find more info on the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame as well as links to; the archives showing all past inductees, nomination information - all you need to know to nominate

someone, and find a printable nomination form, on the Hall of Fame page at Keep in mind though, nominations close on Dec. 1, 2012 for this year.

13th Annual Cariboo Country Night Watch Lake, September 8... Once again an awesome evening. Put on to raise funds for area promotion, the Watch Lake / Green Lake Resort, Guest Ranch and Business Association put this event on every year, and every year they add new faces to the lineup. This year Leslie Ross was the new face, and Matt Johnston returned after numerous years of not being there. Ernie Doyle is the annual crowd favourite. It was great to see Matt Johnston back and even better to hear him sing. The audience loved him, and anyone that's heard Matt before knows why! His song writing abilities leave the audience in complete silence as he performs them with both his guitar and his harmonica. Leslie White, the new face to this event, has an amazing voice and a great list of songs. Her beautiful guitar picking is as good to watch as it is to hear, and her songs choices fit the night to a tee. I'm sure she'll be back. Ernie Doyle brought his big boomin' voice back again for the 13th time in a row ... and the crowd loved it. Ernie pick's the audience's favourite songs and does a fine job of getting everyone to sing along. Now put the above three together on stage, clear some tables out of the middle of the dance floor, and let the fun begin. And that it did ... the dance floor was packed, and even after the great BBQ steak dinner that was served folks still showed off their energy and dancing skills. You'd have thought that these three had played together before, and had even been practicing for weeks. Everything just clicked and the crowd loved them! The Bovine Bingo was a big hit again, with Clive French taking home an extra $595. Clive won this bingo last year too, and what are the chances of that? Now speaking of BBQ steak dinners ... once again a big thanks to Save-On-Foods for donating the steaks that the association volunteers sizzled up to perfection on the BBQs! Can't wait for next year, and the 14th annual Cariboo Country Night.

Western Spirit by Mag Mawhinney A Music CD That Looks Like a Book ? Or a Book That Sounds Great ? A unique concept this book is more than just a book… it's a package deal. Its more than just poetry, as inside the back cover you'll find a music CD that contains 13 tracks by 8 different artists. All of these songs were written by Mag and put to music by some of our favourite western musicians from both Canada and the US. Most of these artists have performed at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival in past years, and if they haven't, there's a good chance we'll be inviting them in the future. Anyone that's been to the Festival in the past knows Mag and her work. Those who have read the Cowboy Times or reviews that I've done in the past, also knows that I'm a Mag Mawhinney fan. The over 80 poems are all nicely arranged with photos on over 120 pages. Some material is previously unpublished and some are past favourites. Both poems and songs are typical Mag material - fun, well written, and entertaining. The musicians all do the songs justice and I love the idea

of a music CD included in a book of poetry. This package is definitely a keeper - well done Mag! Now here's a footnote ... something I read after the fact but thought I had to share. Rick Huff does reviews in Western Way magazine, for the Western Music Association. In the last issue (summer, 2012) he did a review on a new CD called "The Heart of a Cowboy" by the Mountain Saddle Band. Rick's words in the review are, "The collection also includes a fine example of what was intended for the WMA Awards' thoroughly misunderstood and now defunct poet/songwriter collaboration category. It's Mag Mawhinney's poem 'I Dream of Riding Fast Horses' adeptly set to music by Steve Harrington and it's arguably the CD's most interesting track." - again - well done Mag! (the Mountain Saddle Band haven't been to Kamloops yet, but they're on the potential list for 2014).




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Tentative 2013 Performers Line-up (so far) The BC Cowboy Here are the tentative entertainers for 2013 that have said (or we're presuming) they will be at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival. It looks like it could be another awesome year! We had a couple of cancellations but we've had a couple Hugh McLennan Dave Stamey Abe Zacharias of additions too. We will definitely be adding more names Jill Gunnarson Doc Hayes Alan Moberg as time goes by as well. We are thrilled to have one of the Les Folles Jambettes Doris Daley Allen Christie top Western entertainers in the US, and one of the top "bush Matt Robertson Eli Barsi Bryn Thiessen poets" from Australia joining us this year ... Mike Dygert Frank Gleeson Bud Webb Dave Stamey, from Nipomo, California, is a cowboy, a Naomi Bristow Gary Allegretto Carole Heuchan mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most Rob Dinwoodie Gary Fjellgaard Dale McEachern popular Western entertainers working today. He has been Shirley Field Gordie West Dave McLure voted three times Entertainer of the Year, three times Male Performer of the Year, and twice Songwriter of the Year by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. He's delighted audiences in twenty states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. This will be Dave's first time performing in Canada. Carol Heuchan from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia. This is the first time we've featured a bush poet at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival. In 2004 Carol won the richest prize in poetry history - a Case JX55 Tractor valued at $34,000.00! She has four top selling books to date, three award winning CDs, and seven Australian Bush Laureate awards, including 'Performer of the Year'. There will be lots of updates to our Festival activities over the next few months but one other addition / change that we can tell you about already, is the Thursday evening dinner / dance will be hosted by the newly renovated Plaza Hotel in downtown Kamloops. It's a beautiful venue and should be a super night ... we'll update you soon with some more details.

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September 20, 2012 edition of the Barriere Star Journal

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September 20, 2012 edition of the Barriere Star Journal