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Small slaughterhouses considered by new agriculture minister Carole Rooney

mandate now. “We discussed the lack of slaughterhousAfter a lengthy spate es, what’s happening, of local lobbying for a and we are continuing new abattoir in the South to pursue what we purCariboo spanning several sued with the minister years, smaller meat pro- of health [Mike de Jong] ducers here and across the that was turned down, province may on veterinary catch a break inspection.” when it comes Letnick says to slaughter small abattoirs capacity. that were shut N e w l y down under appointed the tight rules Agriculture may rise again Minister Norm in regional Letnick says it slaughterhouses, may be time to and potentially take another new licences, look at the strict to rejuvenate Norm Letnick slaughterhouse the industry. regulations in Barnett and British Columbia. the local duo of lobby C a r i b o o - C h i l c o t i n leaders have put togethMLA Donna Barnett says er a new case that also she “won’t take her foot encompasses other comout of the door” when munities in the Okanagan it comes to pursuing red and Peace Country strugmeat slaughter capacity gling with the same lack for the South Cariboo. of red meat abattoirs. Barnett adds she met “This is a British with Letnick recently to Columbia issue and I am discuss the issues, along not going to let it rest until with an area rancher and we get some resolve.” a local food security advoTheir new proposal cate who remain active has “lots of new informalobbyists toward regain- tion” that shows where ing a local abattoir. the industry sat 10 years “The new minis- ago, where it is now and ter does have meat “the hardships that are processing under his being created” for producers. Otherwise, there will The Voice of the be no local beef producSouth Cariboo Since ers left, she explains. “You cannot be success1960 ful [in ranching] without How to reach us: Ph: 250-395-2219 having an affordable facilFax: 250-395-3939 ity – slaughterhouse – and a processor to deal with PM 40021189 your meat.” She adds controlling meat safety with vet Free Press

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Prestigious cinnamon buns... Volunteer Brooke Evans handed Ted Pincott a basket of fresh cinnamon buns from BJ’s Donuts & Eatery, after he successfully outbid others at the Ducks Unlimited dinner auction fundraiser at the 108 Community Hall on Oct. 13. The auction is always a big highlight at the annual event.

Post-beetle forestry plan released Carole Rooney Free Press

The B.C. Liberal government has released its plan for managing mid-term timber supply in the wake of a decade of mountain pine beetle infestation. Beyond the Beetle: A Mid-Term Timber Supply Action Plan addresses how the province will respond to the recommendations of its select standing committee, with numerous new or “sus-

It really frustrates me the true facts don’t get [portrayed]. It’s all about an election and it’s all about scaring the hell out of communities and workers.”

tained” actions. One new action will see the revisitation of sensitive areas and land-use plans under a sciencebased framework and consultation with First Nations, local governments and stakeholders. The B.C. Council of Forest Industries

Donna Barnett applauds the report, and says it puts “a sharper focus” on increasing the mid-term timber supply, and provides for better utilization of non-saw log timber for bioenergy and other purposes. Critics of the plan describe it as threatening old-growth forests, but

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says that is not true. “The Opposition is stating that ... we’re going to go and slash and burn into sensitive areas, the old growth. We are not; that is incorrect.” Barnett was a member of the all-party Special Committee on Mid-term Timber Supply, and says the committee agrees there is a need to go into these sensitive areas to See TIMBER… page A3


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Ground schooling is one of the most misunderstood elements of horse handling. People often ask, “Why do I need to ground school my horse? I don’t want to tire him out. I want to ride him.” Effective ground schooling is not only an effective, but a necessary tool that the competent horseman applies to keep his horse tuned up and operating properly. The handler and the horse must be able to communicate with each other. This means that each animal must be able to read the other’s intentions, directions and emotions. It’s usually not enough for the rider or handler to dictate to the horse unless he’s going to be satisfied with the most menial of

Oct. 15: Great Cariboo Ride is holding their AGM, 7:00 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 15 at the 108 Community Hall, Telqua Dr. All members are invited and new members welcome. Call 250-3952753. Cariboo Horsey Ladies Christmas Banquet & Charity Auction. Wildmans Restaurant Interlakes Corner 5:30pm. Tickets available @ The Log House Tack Apparel Harness, and Country Pedlar Interlakes. Join us to Celebrate Christmas and the Love of the Horse. Call Cheryle for more info. 250593-4139. Oct 28: Halloween Theme Obstacle Course, followed by a

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SHORT TA K E S Aerator returns to lake An aerator that was removed from Higgins Lake in August was reinstalled late last month. C a r i b o o Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett had brought the issue of its removal to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations after residents contacted her concerned about the future of the fisheries and ecosystem in the lake. The ministry then acknowledged the removal of the Higgins Lake aerator was “controversial and unforeseen by local residents,” and Minister Steven Thomson directed staff to reinstall the Higgins Lake aerator and fund its continued operation for at least one more year. There is no word yet if the aerator will remain in the lake permanently. H o w e v e r, Barnett committed to follow up if necessary to ensure the continued operation of this aerator. Calendar . . . . . . . . . . B12 BC Views. . . . . . . . . . . A9 Classifieds . . . . . . . . A32 Community . . . . . . . . . B1 District . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 Entertainment . . . . . B3 Guest Shot. . . . . . . . . . A8 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 Perspectives . . . . . . . . A8 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . A29




Battison gives update on New Prosperity project

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Brian Battison was a busy man when he visited 100 Mile House on Oct. 10 to give a status update on, and to drum up support for, the proposed New Prosperity copper gold project in the Chilcotin. The vice-president of corporate affairs for Taseko Mines Ltd. made a presentation to around 100 people at a breakfast meeting co-hosted by the Business Development Bank of Canada and the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce. Later that evening, Battison made a similar presentation to the District of 100 Mile House council, where he also gave an update on the progress of the New Prosperity Mine’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). At both meetings, Battison led off by talking about Taseko’s investment in the Gibraltar Mine, 65 kilometres north of Williams Lake, and the positive economic impact it has had on that community, in particular, and the Interior and South Cariboo, in general. Taseko took over the property in 1999 and put it under care and maintenance because copper

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Brian Battison, vice-president of corporate affairs for Taseko Mines Ltd., made two presentations in 100 Mile House, Oct. 10. prices were low, but reopened it in 2004. By the end of this year, he explained the company would have invested $700 million in the mine. He noted that 34 per cent of the companies expenditures has been spent in the Interior and the Cariboo,

from Prince George to 100 Mile House. While only three per cent of the Gibraltar employees are from 100 Mile, Battison said he thought 100 Mile is well positioned because it’s closer to the New Prosperity property than

The heart and soul of the new plan is an additional $300-million commitment to mitigate environmental impact.”

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Williams Lake. Regarding the New Prosperity update, he noted Taseko submitted the EIS (scientific information that explains how the company would develop the project) to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. “The heart and soul of the new plan is an additional $300-million commitment to mitigate environmental impact.” Battison said the plan keys on the preservation of Fish Lake, which was the rallying symbol for the opposition to the Prosperity project because the plan was to drain it for the tailings pond and build a replacement lake. Noting the federal government told the company the loss of Fish Lake was the most contentious point for the First Nations and it would have to be resolved, he said the $300-million commitment would address that point. Battison also covered the science involved in the placement of the tailings

pond and the rerouting of water to facilitate both the mine operation and inflow to Fish Lake. Folks, who would like to see how this would be accomplished, can go to and click on the video, Preserving Fish Lake. More information on the New Prosperity project is available by hovering on Our Properties at the top of the home page and clicking on New Prosperity. There is also a discussion link on this page – www.newprosperi – that allows people to comment and ask questions. Battison noted that based on the findings of the people they hired, who are experts in their fields, the EIS concludes there would be no significant adverse environmental impacts on Fish Lake, the habitat and fisheries of the area. At the end of the presentation, Mayor Mitch Campsall reassured Battison that Taseko has council’s full support.

TIMBER… from page A1 “do some logging,” but she insists it is only being put on the table for discussion and examining facts, and any changes would also require new legislation. “It really frustrates me the true facts don’t get [portrayed]. It’s all about an election and it’s all about scaring the hell out of communities and workers.” Barnett adds the pine beetle devastation has also hit sensitive areas, so the land-use plans should be looked at to see where their initial findings are no longer the case, such as attempting to protect trees that are already dead. “There is no intention to go in old growth areas and desecrate the ecosystem.” It isn’t clear if government will follow the timber committee’s recommendation re-establish the original land-use plan (LUP) committees to review any potential

changes up front, but she notes the report points to that recommendation. “I believe that is the intent,” the MLA says, adding she still thinks it is important for that to happen. The action plan highlights a 10-year forest inventory strategy, and innovative silviculture practices to grow more trees faster. However, Cariboo-Chilcotin NDP candidate Charlie Wyse says the $1-trillion asset that forestry provides to British Columbia has been “mismanaged” by the B.C. Liberals with more than a decade of “inept stewardship.” “They failed to adequately invest in [past] inventory, in silviculture and in tree planting.” While others estimate 50-55 years for re-growth to harvestable levels, Wyse says his understanding is the reforestation cycle in drier climates, such as the Cariboo-

Chilcotin, is up to 120 years. It is not only the Opposition that is criticizing the current governments approach, he adds. Wyse notes B.C.’s Auditor General John Doyle, who released a report in February finding the B.C. Liberal government has failed to plant enough trees to ensure a healthy forest industry in the future. “In 2011, the B.C. Liberals have allowed the export of literally thousands of [raw] logs from the Interior ... that represent employment for British Columbians,” he adds. Cariboo-Chilcotin Independent candidate Gary Young says the government’s plan to inventory forests over a decade will provide inaccurate data. “By the time anything productive comes out of the government, any inventories they do now will be completely out-of-date.” “Starting with the NDP years

ago and continuing with the B.C. Liberals, the only “action plan” has been to cut as much timber as possible, including green, nonpine species. “When you look at local supplies of logs and finished lumber, you see huge stockpiles of inventory. Where are the figures on this?” He adds what has been released is an “inaction plan,” which indicates to him there will be no new funding or investment for years to come. “It’s a failing grade for our provincial government over the last 15-20 years. We can’t seem to get any of the previous governments to say the obvious and get to work on the problem.” The government’s release and a link to the plan are online at www. bc-government-responds-to-committees-timber-supply-report. html.


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Erb reveals reconfiguration concerns Carole Rooney Free Press

Cariboo-Chilcotin Teachers’ Association president Joan Erb says closing schools to reduce the number of student transitions is the school board’s “excuse” for making a “financially-based” decision. “Every time you put a kid on a bus, it’s a transition.”

Erb explains her main concern about the K-8 reconfigurations is its inequity for Grade 8 students across the school district. In Williams Lake, secondary schools will offer Grades 7-12 students workshops, home economics, music rooms, drama and art. Meanwhile, she says Grade 8 students

in the south end will have “extremely limited access” to those, and possibly another bus ride. “The elementary school gymnasiums are not full sized. Even the height of the basketball hoops are different than in secondary schools.” Bullying roles could reverse with teenaged, Grade 8 students tormenting

Mining update presented Arlene Jongbloets Free press

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) representatives were in 100 Mile House on Oct. 10, joining the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce in hosting an information session focused on local mining activity and its potential rewards to local businesses. Close to 100 people attended the session and listened with interest as regional geologist James Britton from Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resources opened with an overview of local mining activity and exploration projects with suggestions of how businesses could profit from it. “You don’t have to be huge to have an impact,” he said. Britton noted the Cariboo is a busy area of mineral exploration, with deposits found as close as Lac la Hache. BDC consultant Michael Eibl followed with a talk about how very few businesses are adequately prepared to respond to the needs of the mining industry and then went over ways to remedy the situation, which included getting a business compliant with WCB requirements that are unique to that sector. Brian Battison, Taseko Mines Ltd. vice-president of

corporate affairs, gave an update on the progress of the New Prosperity Mine application and also talked about the positive economic impact Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine north of Williams Lake has on that community. Fiona Chan, who is the BDC branch manager for Kamloops and Cranbrook, closed the session with a talk about the importance of using technology to its fullest extent to achieve success in business. “Canadian businesses are behind most of the G-20 countries in adopting technology,” she said, adding a couple

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five- and six-yearolds, she adds. If there must be a kindergarten-Grade 8 school in the municipality, Erb says she wonders why it can’t be located at the local junior secondary posed for closure, since 100 Mile Elementary is slated for rebuilding in the school board’s current five-year plan. “100 Mile Junior is an old, majestic school building. They don’t make schools like that anymore; they have a stage in their [full-sized] gym, they’ve got big classrooms....” Were the district to follow that suggestion, Erb says “most of her concerns would disappear” about the access to facilities in a K-8 school, at least for 100 Mile House. She adds the

current K-7 elementary school on Birch Avenue is closer to the highway and major shopping areas, so the property value may also be higher than for the junior school on Cedar Avenue. Erb encourages parents, teachers and others with a vested interest in local education to turn out for the related meetings being held by SD #27. “I think it’s real important for us to be there, and to show the board that we’re watching and we’re listening and we’ll do whatever we need to do.” The next south end meeting, Out of the Box Think Tank, takes place in the Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School gymnasium Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

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Consumers reassured about beef safety Carole Rooney Free Press

In the wake of the recent widespread XL Foods beef recall impacting British Columbia consumers, some South Cariboo retailers and restaurants are reassuring their customers their meat supply is safe to consume. Canada Safeway public affairs representative Betty Kellsey says all Canada Safeway stores were directly impacted by the XL Foods recall, as the Alberta-based meat processor is one of its “significant” suppliers. “There was product pulled at most of our stores when the recall did occur. In fact, many of our stores had numerous items that were on that recall list.” All affected product has been replenished with safe beef from other suppliers, she explains. “[Our customers] can shop with great

confidence in knowing that the new products are in the stores.” When the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) indicates there is a recall of any product, Safeway has “quite a sophisticated process” in place to ensure affected product is quickly removed from the shelves at all of its locations and destroyed right at the store, she adds. “Anyone with [still wrapped] products in their freezers that may be on that recall list are most welcome to return it to their local Safeway store for a full refund, or they can exchange it for other product.” Overwaitea Food Group spokesperson Julie Dickson Olmstead says its third-party beef supplier “procures certain beef products” from XL Foods that are affected by the expanded recall. Save-On-Foods and its other stores

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Greyhound Canada Transportation has filed an application with the B.C. Passenger Transportation Board to reduce service throughout the province, and if approved, service in 100 Mile House will be reduced. After some discussion at their Oct. 10 meeting, District of 100 Mile House councillors received an information letter from Greyhound, explaining service would be reduced from three to two trips daily. It was noted that it was purely a business decision, as the passenger numbers are way down and the company is losing a lot of money by providing its current daily minimum service. District chief administrative officer Roy Scott said Greyhound was eliminating the 10 p.m. bus in 100 Mile because it wasn’t paying for itself. Noting a local business owner was concerned about the loss of freight service, Scott said that when he looked into the issue, he learned 95 per cent of the freight is delivered by truck in the early morning hours. Mayor Mitch Campsall said he didn’t have an issue with the suggested change because 100 Mile is still getting passenger service. “If they were cancelling the service completely, then I would have concerns because our community depends on Greyhound.”

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The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) is holding a meeting at the Lone Butte Community Hall to inform residents of the urgent situation at the fire department on Oct. 23, starting at 7 p.m. Lone Butte Volunteer Fire Department (LBVFD) chief Jaret Scott says he is looking for a good response from the community his fire department serves. “We’re encouraging people to come out, so we can make sure we have fire service to the Lone Butte area. We need firefighters.” CRD Area L Director Bruce Rattray says the LBVFD may

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ABATTOIR… from page A1 inspection at a local level makes more sense than at huge plants like XL Foods, which until recently was closed because of a massive recall for E. coli contamination, processed one-third of Canada’s beef at a single facility. “We’ve got support from the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association, local governments, regional districts throughout the province ... this is huge. I refuse to give up.” Letnick notes he has asked his staff to continue consultations on his behalf and put forward recommendations before winter.

need is for able bodies to fight fires, Rattray explains there are also administrative roles and fundraising where people can help without an active role on the fire lines.


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eople are concerned about the massive recall of beef products processed by XL Foods in Brooks, Alberta. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) shut the plant down on Sept. 27 when it was confirmed some products contained e. Coli. People across the country had become ill by consuming contaminated meat, and it was traced back to the Alberta processing plant. This single processing plant supplies as much as 35 per cent of the beef products in Canada, and also ships meat to the United States. Both Canada Safeway and Overwaitea Food Group are supplied product by XL Foods. While both parent companies state they were impacted by the recall, spokespersons said they were successful in removing “potentially impacted products” from their shelves and replacing it with unaffected product. XL Foods has been given a limited opening so CFIA inspectors can ensure the processing problem has been corrected, and they will continue stringent inspections until they are positive beef is being processed safely before giving the green light to a full opening. Canadian consumers were fortunate nobody became fatally ill from consuming tainted meat. The positive side of the massive recall is it received a lot of attention from the public because most of us consume red meat and we paused to consider what we were eating. It also gave health officials an opportunity to remind us about the hazards of cross-contamination in our homes through improper storage and under cooking red meat. The recall also makes a case for area residents who are very concerned about food security and the importance of consuming products that are raised, slaughtered and processed in our region. Ever since small abattoirs throughout the province have shut down because of stricter slaughterhouse regulations, specifically in the area of inspection, smaller meat producers have been looking to increase local slaughter capacity. It would be more economical for the producers and local consumers would know how the animals were raised and how they were being processed. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett has been working with Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick to see if smaller slaughter facilities can get new licences so they can reopen. That would provide a boost to the cattle industry and give consumers some choices.


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Action plan lacking details The recently released Mid-Term Timber Supply Action Plan by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in response to the Legislative Special Committee on Timber Supply recommendations is disappointing. The plan sends a clear message of ministry defensiveness. The committee provided 19 recommendations related to forest management issues within the mountain pine beetle impacted areas of British Columbia, plus one specifically related to the Burns Lake sawmill. The committee chose to stay within the limited terms of reference, preventing innovative recommendations on key forest policy issues identified by experts and communities during the Healthy Forests-Healthy Communities: A conversation on BC forests (HFHC) dialogues. The ministry marginalized priority actions through its responses in areas essential to moving towards a sustainably managed forest and resilient communities. No mention was made regarding availability of additional resources or re-prioritizing existing activities. Ministry responses to the 19 recommendations included: 12 that maintained the status quo of ministry operations and poli-


GUEST SHOT cy; five were accepted in whole; and two identified some positive planned action. The status quo responses focused on statements by the ministry that these recommended actions have been ongoing. If this was the case, why did the committee just recommend continuing what is being done? The committee was well supported by ministry staff and former B.C. chief foresters who would, or should, have informed them of ongoing activities. It can only be assumed the committee was not aware of these activities or felt they were inadequate to address the issues. The positive responses to recommendations included: “developing a framework for a science-based review of sensitive areas” and the creation of an industry-ministry committee to look for ways to “grow more fibre.” These are welcomed, but with no details, it is hard to support, trust and monitor fulfillment of the commitments. The fully accepted recommendations by the ministry are in

the areas of timber harvesting procedural issues, infrastructure opportunities and continued funding for tree genetic research and seed production. All welcome public commitments with performance that can be monitored. The commitments by the ministry to developing forest treatment strategies and frameworks for community engagement, in protecting sensitive areas based on science, separating marginally economic stand types in the Allowable Annual Cut determinations, building criteria for assessing areas suitable for reforestation and piloting wildfire landscape-level fuel break planning are encouraging. However, the combination of commitments being general in nature, with no future details offered and what appears to be a “Victoria staff produced plan” without input from operations staff, has not generated confidence within a skeptical public that the ministry is adequately addressing the mid-term timber supply issues. Given the cost, time and expert and community input, one would have expected. Bill Bourgeois is a professional forester with 38 years experience in industrial forest management and forest policy.

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NTERTAINMENT 100 Mile House looks great To the editor: Aloha! My wife and I recently visited 100 Mile House. My wife, Sue (nee Oshanek), was born and raised there and I lived there for 30 years. We left in 1995 and moved to Hawaii. We came for my nephew Nathan Valcourt’s wedding. We were both so very impressed with the look and image of the town. The town looks so beautiful with all the downtown trees grown up and the awesome flower balls hanging all over the place. It is a far cry from the dirty, dusty place we left. I am hoping that you will pass my comments on to the people who

made this all happen, as they have done such a great job. We loved the new look to the village office, the library and the other buildings that have the new log fronts on them. What a great idea and we hope other businesses might get the same idea when renovating and do the same. It is no longer a onehorse town, but a three traffic-light town! All in all we have to say, “Well done, 100 Mile. You got it right!” It’s a beautiful town for beautiful people. Thanks to all for your efforts and for those who made our trip so memorable. Mahalo to all. Rick Valcourt Honolulu, Hawaii

B.C. Liberals better on wait lists To the editor: The report card on provincial ratings by province on medical ratings for wait times, lists in British Columbia: A for joint replacement hip; B for joint replacement knee; A for radiation therapy; B for cataract surgery; and A for heart coronary bypass. B.C. has a B.C. Liberal government.

Hip replacement in Nova Scotia is D and D in Manitoba. Knee replacement in Nova Scotia is F and D in Manitoba. Cataract surgery in Nova Scotia is C and D in Manitoba. Both Manitoba and Nova Scotia have NDP governments. Joe Sawchuk Duncan

Goodbye, fair well and Amen To the editor: After 25 wonderful years in 100 Mile House, my wife, Dana, and I have moved to Nanaimo. We hated to leave such a wonderful community, but for health reasons and to be close to extended family, it seemed like the right option. To all our friends at the RCMP, school board, Cariboo Family

Enrichment Centre, 100 Mile United Church and most importantly, the staff at 100 Mile House Hospital, you will all be missed. You made us feel welcome 25 years ago and that never changed through everything. If anyone is ever coming to Nanaimo, feel free to look us up. Philip and Dana Gabel Nanaimo

Fantasies won’t keep ferries afloat

VICTORIA – It was a sunny Thanksgiving weekend when I took my first all-transit trip from Victoria to Vancouver for a B.C. Lions football game. Despite all the doomsaying about people shunning ferries because of some media-determined “tipping point” in fares, you wouldn’t have guessed it that weekend. Articulated buses were jammed coming and going from the Tsawwassen terminal to the Canada Line. Returning to Vancouver Island on Sunday, I was struck by the crowds, and the low cost: SkyTrain, express bus, walk-on passenger fare and express bus to Victoria totalled about $20. This explains the surge in walk-on traffic. BC Ferries issued bulletins advising first that Tsawwassen’s parking lot and then Swartz Bay’s were full. The Tsawwassen First Nation’s shuttle parking next door was overflowing, with cars tucked into every level space. Even with hourly sailings, the major route had plenty of vehicle traffic, with all available vessels running. Now, the long late summer is gone and the political theatre resumes. Transportation Minister Mary Polak picked up where the retiring Blair Lekstrom left off, reminding people that BC Ferries is going to deal with rising costs primarily by ceasing the practice of running vessels one-third full or less. This comes as “consultation” begins with smaller ferry communities on where and when these sailings will be cut. It follows the first major price-cap decision by


BC VIEWS the newly empowered BC Ferry Commissioner Gord Macatee. He now can determine service levels as well as fares, which are permitted to rise about four per cent in each of the next three years. The NDP’s ferry critic, North Coast MLA Garry Coons, has also decided to transition to his government pensions next year. Before he sails away, however, he has doubled his repertoire of outraged sound bites to two. Along with every coffee-shop know-it-all on the Coast, Coons perpetually reminds us ferries are “part of our highway system.” He remains convinced this financially illiterate cliché somehow deals with the fact that even a subsidy approaching $200 million this year can’t keep all those boats afloat forever. A family of four on a long driving trip faces similar price increases, when you factor in tolls, insurance, food and other costs beyond the fuel tank. But for some reason,

the “government” is supposed to provide special relief to those who choose the most inaccessible places to live. Coons’ latest tack is that BC Ferries has lost its way, trying to be a fancy cruise ship service instead of giving people basic transportation at an affordable price. That would be terrible if it were true. But those amenities on newer vessels are there because they make money, utilizing staff that has to be on board anyway. As everyone but the NDP seems to grasp, the big costs are fuel, maintenance, and minimum crew levels to meet federal regulations, regardless of passenger revenue. I was reminded on the last busy weekend of the year that the new Coastal-class ferries kept vehicle capacity the same while increasing passenger space. This choice anticipated today’s travel reality nearly a decade ago. It’s a good thing somebody was able to understand ferries as a business, as opposed to a welfare program for the reclusive and the rich. BC Ferries has already cut sailings on the Tsawwassen-Duke Point route. As described in an earlier column, this needlessly long run is the biggest boondoggle in BC Ferries history, a Dave Barrett-era payoff to the union that continues today. Changes will now come to other routes that minimize shifts and overtime, rather than inflating them. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

Food security must be a priority To the editor: It’s clear the food on your family’s plate is not a priority for this federal government. In fact, Canada recently earned the embarrassing distinction of being the first developed country in the world to have its food supply investigated by the United Nations (UN). Previously, the UN’s food envoy only visited developing countries. But, because too many Canadians, including many Aboriginal communities, do not have access to nutritious food and clean water, the UN felt the need to investigate. It is shameful that in a country as wealthy as

Canada, there are over two million Canadians who go hungry each year. This is a stunning indictment of the failure of [Prime Minister] Stephen Harper’s Conservatives on food security. Food security has not been a priority of this government, and it shows. Not only is Canada the only nation in the developed world without a national food strategy, the Harper Conservatives are now making deep cuts to food inspection and food safety. Without leadership from the top, there will come a time when Canadians can’t trust the food that’s in grocery store shelves.

Right now, too many Canadians are going hungry because they do not have access to healthy, affordable food. This is an international embarrassment for

Canada. It is our national shame. It will be Stephen Harper’s legacy if he continues to ignore it. Lise St-Denis, MP Liberal Party of Canada

Dix slips on banana peel To the editor: BC NDP Leader Adrian “Teflon Man” Dix accidentally slipped on a political banana peel last week. After giving a cleverly crafted and deftly delivered speech at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities annual convention in Victoria, Dix told a scrum of reporters he would consider rescinding B.C.’s balancedbudget legislation. Oops! Now, everyone has forgotten about his speech. Dix should know better. Politicians fall hardest when they try telling people the truth. Welcome to the tricky-sticky real world Adrian. Lloyd Atkins Vernon


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Newsbeat Around the province RCMP arrest flasher suspect SALMON ARM - A 58-year-old Salmon Arm man is facing charges of committing an indecent act and indecent exposure after being arrested last week in regard to an incident in a Canoe playground on Sept. 23. The man’s name is being withheld pending the approval of the charges by Crown counsel. He has been placed under a number of conditions to preserve public safety. The suspect is to have no contact with anyone under the age of 16 years and is not to be found anywhere a child might reasonably expected to be present, including playgrounds or schools. “The Salmon Arm detachment remains vigilant to ensure these conditions are followed pending the court process,” says Staff Sgt. Kevin Keane. The suspect is alleged to have exposed himself to some young girls at the playground, after initially speaking to them and giving them coloured markers.

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What do you think about the proposed school closures and reconfigurations?

Robert Barnbrook Sheridan Lake They are saving money, OK, but what are they going to do with the money? They don’t explain their plans.

Kathy Erickson 108 Mile Ranch I think they should make the 100 Mile House Junior Secondary Grades 7-9 and the Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School Grades 10-12.

Sam Blundell 108 Mile Ranch I think my son will do great at the senior secondary. He’ll have more mature peers to influence him.

Teresa Gibbs 103 Mile I think it’s a good idea. I think the Grade 8s get pushed in with older kids too early; they are not mature enough for high school.

Hunter’s demise an accident KELOWNA - The search for Tracy De Montezuma, the 52 year old Lake Country resident who went missing Sept. 29 after he departed for an evening hunting trip, ended at approximately 3:30 p.m on Thursday, Oct. 4. The coroner has found that his death was accidental. Mr. De Montezuma’s remains were located by Search and Rescue a short distance from where he had left his vehicle in the general vicinity of Wilma Lake. “He took his rifle and was scouting the area for hunting with some friends,” said Barb McLintock, with the B.C. Coroners Service. “It looks like he was trying to get over some windfall (dead trees) when the gun accidentally went off.” De Montezuma was wounded in the torso. “We are still in the preliminary stage of the investigation,” said McLintock. A five-day search for De Montezuma involved nine search crews from across the Interior, including Vernon



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C ap sule C omments In 1900, in the U.S., nearly one-third of all new babies never reached the age of five. The major diseases that took these children were whooping cough, diphtheria, scarlet fever and rheumatic fever. As well, women often died of “childbirth fever”, a serious streptococcal infection of the vagina. One of the unsung heroes of medication history is hydrocortisone. It was discovered sixty years ago and has been a wonderful solution to people suffering from itchy and inflamed skin conditions. The drug is found in creams and ointments and is available without a prescription. Our pharmacists can advise you on the proper use of this product. Singing in a choir is good for your health. Scientific studies have proven that singers have longer lives, use fewer prescriptions, have better cognitive skills, better vision, volunteer more often and have long-lasting marriages. One more thing: 93% of choir singers vote in elections! Asthma-sufferers note: about one-third of asthma patients do not use their inhalers correctly. This means they are not getting the proper dose of medication to help the condition. This applies to both the spray-type and dry powder inhalers. Our pharmacists can check your technique on your asthma inhalers to help you get the most from these drugs. Check with us when you get them refilled.


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RCMP officers busy with bad drivers POLICE REPORT 100 Mile RCMP responded to 56 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Drinking driver Just before 1 a.m. on Oct. 13, 100 Mile House RCMP observed a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner and it was followed for a

short period of time before being stopped. The officer could smell and observed open liquor in the vehicle. The male driver also displayed symptoms of having consumed liquor. An approved roadside screening device was administered and the result was a fail. The driver requested a second test, which was administered and was also a fail. The Class 7 (Novice) driver was

MEAT… from page A5 Management has reviewed all its orders with its current meat suppliers, he explains, and determined they not only don’t buy anything from XL Foods, they don’t use any portioned, pre-packaged beef either. “We will not be affected by this recall, but we will continue to monitor this issue and take any suggestions from the health department.” Vidas Restaurant owner Durcely Crawford says she doesn’t use any recalled beef at her establishment. “Nothing that we get is from XL Foods, so we are unaffected. All of our filet [steaks] and everything else is from a different supplier. “We want to reassure our customers that all our beef is top quality product, safe and guaranteed by our supplier.” The XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alberta was approved to resume limited operations last week, but the CFIA must approve its full reopening before any meat will to leave the plant. For more information on this and other recalls, and a detailed list of affected XL Foods products, eek is wwebsite visitThthe : at

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Keene Road. He observed a Dodge Caravan come up behind him very quickly and pull out to pass. The pass was not executed safely, with the Caravan impacting the side of his vehicle pulling both vehicles into the ditch. 100 Mile RCMP, BC Ambulance Service and 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue personnel were dispatched to the collision. The occupants of both vehicles were assessed at the scene and they were determined to not have any injuries. The female driver of the mini-van displayed symptoms of having consumed liquor. An approved roadside screening device was administered and the result was a fail. She was detained

Speedster nabbed On Oct. 11 at 2 p.m., 100 Mile Traffic Services observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 97 near the intersection of CanimHendrix Lake Road. The vehicle was clocked on radar as travelling 48 km/h over the posted speed limit. The driver, who was not from the area, was charged with excessive speed and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. Bad passing Around 7:35 p.m. on Oct. 9, the driver of a Mitsubishi Lancer was driving north into 100 Mile House on Highway 97 near

for impaired driving and returned to the 100 Mile House detachment. Two breath samples were obtained of 150 and 160 mg%. Charges of impaired driving and driving over the legal limit are being recommended to Crown against a 30-year-old 100 Mile House area resident who was released from custody with a court date in January 2013.

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Noting Minister of State for Seniors Ralph Sultan would be meeting with District of 100 Mile House council on Oct. 16, Councillor Ralph Fossum encouraged his colleagues to press the new minister for grant funding for seniors projects. During the Oct. 10 council meeting, he told his colleagues seniors’ issues were under the Ministry of Health umbrella prior to the development of this new ministry. Fossum said Sultan has around $500,000 grant money available for seniors-related projects. He added the maximum grant available is $20,000 per project, and the deadline for application is Nov. 16. “I want one or two for 100 Mile and that’s why I’m bringing this up.” Noting he would like to see the district become an age-friendly commu-

nity, Fossum said it would require council passing a resolution stating 100 Mile is an age-friendly community, or, at least, declare council’s “intention to move in that direction.” “If we do pass a resolution, I think it could put us in a position to apply for a couple of grants.” He added two possible projects, which might fit the criteria for grant money, included some sidewalk work to link the seniors housing areas to the downtown shopping centres, and a branding program for 100 Mile House. “I think we might want to brand 100 Mile House as the

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Hunters up in arms over moose quotas Carole Rooney Free Press

The significant decline in the Cariboo’s moose population and the harvesting cuts expected to result have left local hunter and guide/ outfitter representatives concerned about allocation methods. Billy Mottershead is the local representative to the British Columbia Wildlife Federation (BCWF) for the Lone Butte Fish & Wildlife Association. He says the province’s Harvest Allocation Policy and Procedure should now be fully implemented and enforced for all regions to follow because allowing decisions at a regional level has caused “much dissension” in the different hunting ranks. In 2007, a task group, including representatives from the BCWF, the Guide Outfitters Association of B.C., the B.C. Trappers Association and the Ministry of Environment released a new allocation policy that had taken these groups three years to create and agree upon, he explains. It was phased in over five years until its supposed full implementation in 2012. That is when everything “hit the fan,” Mottershead adds. “The guide outfitters said, ‘Holy cow, we’re going to lose some of our moose allocation because either we’re not using it, or after this sample size, we’re taking too many moose from the residents’.” In his mind, it was going in the right direction, Mottershead says, until guide outfitters “strategically lobbied the government” and were given some slack from adhering to the policy. The guide outfit-

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The decline of the moose population in the Cariboo will force changes in hunting quotas. ters appealed to the ministry because their businesses would be hurt by allocations knocked to 80 per cent in some areas, Mottershead explains, and got some concessions for “borrowing” allocations from a later year. However, Cariboo Chilcotin Guide Outfitters Association president Stuart Maitland says there has “always” been an ability to borrow from another year’s allocations within the same licence period. He explains the problem now is the capacity for a regional split was taken away from guide outfitters who can no longer share unused moose allocations from another territory in the same region. “When they went to only guide-area splits, we lost a bunch of moose.” There used to be an allowance for a percentage overage for the base quota, but Maitland notes this would come out of a future year’s quota and balance out. The total allocations could not be exceeded, he adds, except in the case of a success factor, which still didn’t increase moose quotas for guide outfitters across the province. The 10 per cent success factor has also now been eliminated, Maitland says, whereas some provinces still have this rate set at 30

per cent. Previously, guides could take 11 moose if there allocations were for 10, for example, because the province knows that guides elsewhere in the province won’t get their full quota and, therefore, overall numbers won’t change, he explains. The policy changes are still not fully implemented, he says, but before it is finalized, guide outfitters want the tools returned, such as the 10 per cent success factor and regional split, or they will lose out. “It would change everything badly from our perspective.” While the ministry’s Quota Variance Principle outlines how regional managers can deviate

from established quota procedures in “exceptional conditions,” Maitland says this is “almost never” used, as it only applies to very remote areas where resident hunters have not harvested all the allowable moose. He maintains guide outfitters can’t achieve what they were allocated for harvesting before, and now those allocations have decreased. “We’re not asking for an overall allocation change. All we’re asking for is the tools to be able to achieve what we’re allowed to take.” Maitland adds this need is outside of anything to do with changes from

declining moose populations. “[Guide outfitters] accept the fact that with the decreased moose population, we’re going to lose allocations. We don’t have a problem with [adjustments for] conservation concerns. We don’t want to take more of the residents’ share because we’re going to lose from conservation concerns.” Mottershead says a single regulatory body should deal with permits and applications, as is currently done in fisheries and many other ministries, rather than allowing regional management decisions to override the new policy.

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Regional politicians are recounting conversations with Premier Christy Clark and others they found “interesting” at the recent Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) conference. Cariboo Regional District (CRD) chair Al Richmond says his board was granted a 20-minute meeting with the premier and Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Pat Bell. The topics of discussion included aspects of the CRD’s Strong Regions Report to stimulate more revenue and economic growth in the area, and reduce its dependency on property-based taxation. “[Clark] committed Minister Bell to work with us on moving forward with the Nazko Gateway project.... I’m pleased that’s happening.” Richmond says he helped organize a reception with a Chinese Consul General Liu Fei from

Vancouver along with a group of business people visiting from China. “I’m in the process of putting one Chinese group in touch with one of the mining companies that’s working in our area, to see if we can get some investment from them.” The CRD also pursued provincial program funds for a new Gateway water system, for which affected residents and the CRD have each set aside one-third of the total budget, and Richmond says he left the meeting “hopeful” for success with that. District of 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall says he participated in conversations with the Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid regarding the 16 beds “laying empty” at Fischer Place/Mill Site Lodge, as well as the deteriorating Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake. “We’ve got a new minister there and a lot of it is new to her, so there’s going to be some issues there. I’m hoping she was

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tims. The anxious father was struggling to get up. His injuries were assessed as broken bones. He was reassured that his daughter was being tended to and an ambulance was on the way. At the same time, another team of first responders immobilized the girl and moved her onto a spine board. Meanwhile, fire-

fighters had set up powerful lights. Cones were set on the road and firefighters in their reflective gear were in place to direct traffic. Although this was a mock accident scene, it was disturbingly realistic. It was reassuring to watch the firefighters and their instructors at work managing the victims and the scene with skill. Many of our firefighters are also first responders. If the need should arise, we will be well taken care of. FGVFD members The following is a list of Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department members: fire chief Bob Felker; deputy chiefs Robin Clarke and Ron Lister; lieutenants Matt Wiesendahl and Don Hewitt; captains Ken Kerr and Roger Beveridge; safety officer Margo Wagner; secretary Sheri McLean; dispatchers Richard Bergen, Wendy Clarke and

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Park at the community hall and school and watch the biggest small-town fireworks display in the Cariboo. Hotdogs, coffee and hot chocolate will be available. If you can, please bring a non-perishable item for Loaves & Fishes Outreach Society. Thanks are extended to John and Heather Shin at the Forest Grove Store, Ken and Barb Clark and Dick Larsen for generous donations to the fireworks fund. • Guys and ghouls are invited to the Halloween Dance at Forest Grove Legion, Oct. 27, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Spooktacular dance music by local band Missing Links. There will be prizes, snacks and designated driv-

Felker, Brad Forster, Michael Gent, Dave Gisby, Sheila Hart, Neil Hodge, Ed Kelsey, Louise Kerr, Eric Klassen, Damian Lindberg, Hud Lindberg, Howard McMillian, Chris Parlee, Dan Pesonen, Douglas Pendergast, Levi Pincott, Cliff Robertson, Shannon Wagner, Terry Wagner, Sheri-Lyn Wilson and Aron Zablotny; and auxiliary members Keri Bratberg, Margaret Olson, Gerry Parent and Jean Robertson. Halloween happenings • The fire department will be lighting up the skies on Halloween night. Show time is 7-7:30.

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Woodlot licensees celebrate 25th AGM Ken Alexander Free Press

Area woodlot owner Bill Hadden attended the 25th Annual Federation of BC Woodlot Associations’ AGM in Fort St. John, Sept. 14-16, and says it was very interesting to see how woodlot representation has grown during the past quarter century. Noting Fort St. John was the first meeting place for the province’s woodlot owners, Hadden says four of the nine char-

ter members attended to share stories and experiences. In contrast, he adds there are now 26 member associations, representing 850 licensees throughout the province. He adds this annual general meeting was lighter on business and a little heavier on the social events. “In the woodlot world right now, things are relatively stable. We have things we’re working on and monitoring.” One important project

for woodlot owners is the Natural Resource Road Act, which they’re monitoring because it could have significant impact on them, and all road users. “[The government is] taking road regulations from, I believe, 11 different acts and trying to roll them into one act. They’ve been working on it for several years now.” Hadden says the key issue is where the liability for these resource roads lays. “If you build a road and

don’t use it for 10 years and everybody else uses if for that 10 years, who pays for maintenance? If you’re not operational and a tree comes and somebody gets hurt, who is liable?” Right now, it’s a huge grey area, he says. As an example, Hadden says he has roads on his woodlots that he hasn’t operated on since 2006, but a lot of people have been using the road, including industrial users. “So should I pay for

maintenance? I don’t think so.” Noting he can’t block the road, Hadden says nobody is sure who is liable if somebody gets hurt while using the road. Hadden says the federation has worked on the development of a safety manual for woodlot operators with WorkSafe BC and the British Columbia Safety Council. “We have one now, and it was released last week. It’s been built by the woodlot federation for the woodlot

licensees.” He says they have been working on it for several years. Items would be taken to the associations, and their input would be discussed at the directors meetings, he explains. After two years of going back-and-forth with the directors and WorkSafe BC, he says the federation has a safety manual. “If the book is followed and you have an accident, your defence of due diligence will have been met.”

Fall-Winter Wheels 2012

Choosing the right fuel important for your vehicle NC - Nowadays, every kind of fuel is expensive. Consumers are

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Numerous people eligible for free flu shots Public flu clinics began in some communities Oct. 15. In B.C., the flu vaccine is free for: • People 65 years-plus and their caregivers/household contacts. • All children age six to 59 months of age. • Household contacts and

caregivers of infants up to 59 months of age. • Children and adults with chronic health conditions and their household contacts. · Aboriginal people. • Children and adolescents (six months to 18 years) with conditions treated for long periods of time with Aspirin®

or ASA and their household contacts. • Residents of nursing homes and other chronic care facilities. • Pregnant women who will be in their third trimester during influenza season and their household contacts (pregnant women who are in other high

risk groups can be immunized at any time in the pregnancy). • People who are very obese (BMI > 40). • Health-care and other care providers in facilities and community settings who are capable of transmitting influenza disease to those at high risk of influenza complications.

• People who provide essential community services (first responders, corrections workers). • Inmates of provincial correctional institutions. • People who work wit live poultry and/or swine. See SHOT… page A22

Fall-Winter Wheels 2012

FUEL… from page A20 expenditures. Take, for instance, that sporty little sedan powered by a peppy turbocharged fourcylinder engine. In many cases, its manufacturer will suggest a high-octane premium gasoline to fuel it. Obviously, that gasoline will be more expensive than the regular stuff. Consequently, many motorists will be tempted to put regular gas in the tank of their turbo or highperformance vehicle and that’s not a good idea. If a manufacturer suggests high-octane gasoline, it’s to avoid predetonation in the combustion chamber, also called “pinging.” With time, pinging damages valves, pistons, rings, and even combustion chambers. It is also wise to use the best gasoline available on the market because major oil companies add very efficient additives to it. These provide bet-





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Make a healthy choice... Protect yourself and those around you.

South Cariboo free flu clinics • Individuals who provide care or service in potential outbreak settings housing high risk persons (crew on ships). To find a flu clinic near you, watch for local announcements on dates and times in your community, visit our website at www.interiorhealth. ca (under Your Health > Immunization > 2012 Seasonal Flu Campaign) for a complete listing or contact your local public health office. Many physician offices and pharmacies also provide vaccines free to those who are eligible. For more information about influenza, contact your local public health office (look under Interior Health in the blue pages of your phone book) or visit the website at Flu clinics Free flu clinics are available in five locations in the South Cariboo. Folks must bring their Care Cards with them, but no appointments are necessary. There is no charge for seniors 65 and older, their caregivers and other qualifying individuals. The clinics will be held at the following locations:

100 Mile House • South Cariboo Health Centre, MultiPurpose Room, 5550 Cedar Ave. from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Oct. 17 for surnames M-Z, and another general clinic on Nov. 15. • Donex Pharmacy & Department Store, 145 Birch Ave., will

hold clinics from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 17-18, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31, but will also administer the shots any day it is open, on a drop-in basis. • Pharmasave’s flu clinics in Cariboo Mall will run Oct. 17 and Oct. 23-24, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and offers both appointments and drop-ins


during the clinics. Interlakes • Bridge Lake Community School, 7567 Bridge Lake Rd., Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The 100 Mile Free Press is looking for pictures of your friends or loved ones who served Canada during war times in the Canadian Armed Forces. The Free Press will honour all of our War Heroes who served to defend our land, Canada. Our freedoms and rights that we cherish, we owe to them. In recognition of them, we will publish their pictures in a Remembrance Day Supplement in our November 7, 2012 edition. Deadline for submission of pictures is October 26, 2012. Photos must be submitted each year to ensure room for new submissions. We urge you to dig through those old photo albums and bring your pictures and a brief 20 word history along with years of service to Ken Alexander, editor of the 100 Mile Free Press. We can reproduce black & white or colour photos up to 8 1/2” x 11”. Please write name and phone number on back of each picture. Pictures can be picked up after November 12, 2012. Box 459, #2 Pinkney Complex 536 Horse Lake Road, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0




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Good for business, good for the planet We’re making it easier for small businesses to upgrade natural gas boilers, water heaters and commercial cooking equipment. Just choose high-efficiency models and you may qualify for rebates from FortisBC. A rebate and ongoing energy savings? Now that’s good for business. To learn more visit

“Choosing a high-efficiency water heater lessened our impact on the environment, and we got a $4,500 rebate from FortisBC’s Efficient Commercial Water Heater Program.”

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Canada’s Mortgage Experts™ Deanna is a mortgage broker and owner of Invis - The Oenema Group office. She is an Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) and has been working in the Invis Office since 2002. Prior to that, she worked in the finance industry in 100 Mile House for over 12 years. Deanna thrives on good customer service and continually educates herself of all of the lender’s products and policies so she can provide her clients with the best rate and the best mortgage that will suit their needs. “Sharing this knowledge empowers my clients to make educated decisions. My years of experience ensures that all my clients receive professional advice and accessible service during their mortgage process.” Deanna has lived in 100 Mile House for over 40 years and is proud to call it home.



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Celebrating Small Business Week The day shift workers at Cameo Fabricating took a break. Cameo has been in 100 Mile House for more than 20 years. Kathie and Doug Cadrin bought the business three years ago. They employed 19 people, have two shifts, run two trucks and continuously serve Cariboo-Chilcotin and the Central Interior with trusses, engineered wood products and metal roofing. Heather Nelson photo

Encouraging employee loyalty • Ask for help. Invite suggestions from your personnel regarding solutions to problems, new customers or even ideas for improving production procedures. • Reinforce positive behaviour by promoting employees or giving them extra days off. Never tolerate negative behaviour within the business. • It is essential to talk to employees every time some new event has an impact on your business’s finances.

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Long time business owner in 100 Mile House, Judy Scarrow took possession of Hops & Vines in early April. "It's been a pleasure to reacquaint myself Judy Scarrow with old customers and meeting new friends." Judy has a great selection of wine kits available and is more than happy to help you get the best results.

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every time some new event has an impact on your business’s finances. Proactive communication will stifle rumours and keep people concentrated on their work. • Always be ready to listen. Facilitate communications from employees by creating letter boxes for anonymous messages and questions. This will encourage shy or hesitant employees to communicate with management. Establishing suggestion boxes is another positive step.

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Small Business Week 2012 takes place from Oct. 15 to 19, and is dedicated to entrepreneurship. Every year for more than 30 years now, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) organizes this thematic week to pay tribute to Canadian entrepreneurs. Events are organized across the country through the Bank’s network of branches and its partners. One of the challenges confronting small business is employee loyalty. Here are a few suggestions for holding on to this precious commodity: • Communicate effectively. If you need to lay off salaried employees for economic reasons, it’s important to tell them it’s not due to poor work performance. • Stay open to dialogue. Explain your strategy to ensure the continuing existence of the business. This attitude should unite your personnel and motivate them to maintain or increase productivity. • It is essential to talk to employees


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Pam and Harley Petersen have owned Century Hardware for the past 15 years. The business has been in 100 Mile House since the early 1980's. Pam, Harley and their great staff focus on customer service and stock everything you may need for your home renovations. Pam and Harley Petersen "If you don't see it, ask us about special orders." "We are home owners too, 100 Mile House is our home, where we raised our kids, we're here for the long haul." • TUBS • SHOWERS • TOILETS • KITCHEN SINKS • PLUMBING • ELECTRICAL • TOOLS & HARDWARE • WOOD STOVES & PIPE • WEATHER STRIPPING • AND SO MUCH MORE!



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My business is offering lunches which include European specialties and European pastries, which are homemade and prepared by my husband Thomas and myself. On Fridays and Saturdays we offer dinners as well, which is new this year. There is a giftshop, where I offer from my own raised alpacas, raw alpaca fleece in different qualities for spinners and weavers, my own handspun alpaca wool, my own created Alpaca wool baby clothes and 100% natural baby duvets filled with alpaca fleece, as well as imported alpaca wool products for adults. We sell alpaca breeding stock and offer breeding advice. We also offer accommodation in our vacation suite for up to four people and retreats in the winter months for guests who do arts like quilting, painting, etc. Farm tours are available, by reservation only, which educate guests about raising alpacas on a farm, and the processing of this high quality raw fleece to a finished product. We sell organic potatoes and berries that are grown on our farm. Phone: 250-395-8848 • Email: • Website: • P.O. Box 131, 7028 Terrace Road, Lone Butte, BC

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Priscillia Remanente has been providing home care services independently since 2006. Care Right Home Care Services is a locally-owned private home health care service provider that was launched in 2011. Our team includes highly qualified and compassionate caregivers. From our registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, registered care aides and community domestic aides, our mission is to provide and maintain reliable, trustworthy care to people of all ages in the comfort and security of their own homes. Care Right Home Care Services works with all types of clients and their loved ones to formulate a schedule that best meets each client’s unique physical and/or psychological needs, to aid in their overall wellness and maintain independence in their homes. Care Right Home Care Services is part of the WorksafeBC Provider Network and is registered with ICBC Home Care Service Providers. In addition, Veterans Affairs Canada Identification Cards are accepted. Free Consultation is available by appointment. For inquiries, please contact Priscillia Remanente Phone: 250-706-3311 •

I am Chad Wolstenholme and I was born and raised in 100 Mile House. I went away for schooling and worked in many different places, but when it came time to set roots and raise our family, my wife and I chose 100 Mile House. This is a town I am proud to be a part of. I am an electrician (FSR) with 19 years experience in commercial, industrial, mills and residential and I am licensed and fully bonded. I started my company with a goal to serve my customers with the best service and knowledge I could provide. I strive to run my company professionally, efficiently and with customer service being the most important. I feel my team reflects my work ethic, honesty and versatility. We are very proud of the local projects we have been a part of, and look forward to many more! Office: 250-395-1011 •

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Angela Cole

My husband and two daughters moved to 100 Mile House nearly four years ago to return to the Cariboo where I have fond memories growing up. After being away for 10 years traveling to different countries, we settled for a while in Nova Scotia and in the Northwest Territories before deciding to return to B.C. to be closer to my family. My professional experience has been in the automotive industry in accounting, sales and eventually as a finance manager. It was a rewarding career as people are very excited to

be purchasing a vehicle and I enjoyed my role in their decision-making. Although I loved the position, the hours required are more than I could take from my family; which brings me to this new and rewarding career in the Chamber world. This has been a great transition and luxury to work with such dynamic and passionate people who are here to serve the business community. From planning monthly guest speakers to hosting projects like Communities in Bloom, Celebration of Lights, and helping community

groups with grant writing assistance, this is a very busy office. The Chamber of Commerce is an important and critically vital component to growing an economically prosperous community. Any business who is a member of the Chamber of Commerce is helping in this mission and can enjoy knowing they are contributing to this community in more ways than they know. I am proud to be involved and inspired by the care and commitment of this board of directors and the executive. I look forward to my new role and am embracing it whole-heartedly.

CHAMBER MEMBERS CURRENT MEMBERS 100 Mile Development Corporation 100 Mile Feed & Ranch Supply 100 Mile Funeral Services 100 Mile House Free Press 100 Mile Glass Ltd 100 Mile Lumber 100 Mile Sport Shop Ltd 108 Building Supply 2 & 2 Holdings Ltd. A. Binns & Company A & B Video + Photo ABC Communications A&W Ainsworth Engineered Canada Alpaca Story Ranch Bank of Montreal Barnett, Donna MLA Cariboo-Chilcotin B.J. Trophies Burgess Plumbing, Heating & Electrical Canada’s Log People Canada Safeway Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Care Delivery Care Right Home Care Services Carefree Manor Cariboo Accents - Blinds by Maureen Cariboo Bonanza Resort Cariboo Country Living Cariboo Radio Cariboo Regional District Cariboo Truck & Equipment Repair Celvis Forest Management Inc. Centennial Law Corporation Century Home Hardware

Central GM Central RV & More CKBX/CFFM – The Wolf Radio Class Act Formals CommonSense Marketing Coughlans Hardware Countrywide Home Furnishings Creating Joy in Art Darrel Warman, Realtor David Beharrell Enterprises Didi’s Boutique Digger Dave Donex Pharmacy & Department Store Dricos Entertainment Dr. Specs Optical Easy Go Ranch Operations Escott Ktichen and Tops ESP Consulting Exeter Forest & Marine Sales Exeter Sporting Goods Firehouse Diner Goertz Tile Gold Trail Recycling Grinyer Business Equipment Happy Landing Restaurant Hemingway’s Kitchen Specialty & Gift Shop Heritage Signworks Hetherington Homes Higher Ground Natural Foods Hightech Computers Horse Lake Garden Centre Horton Ventures In/Ex Vitrual Photos Ingrid’s Foot Care Invis - The Oenema Group

Investment Planning Counsel Jacob Transport J.D.’s Styling Salon Kondolas Furniture Lac La Hache Food Mart Lakewood Inn Larry McCrea Law Corp Larsen’s Truck Services Levick Enterprises The Log House Loon Bay Resort Mayvin Gas & Heat Maximum Impressions The Media Monkey Meridian RV Moondance Bay Resort Nick’s Rag & Tube Nuthatch Books The Outlaw Urban Clothing Performance All Terrain & Rentals PMT Chartered Accountants Primal Electric Rainer’s Health House & Academy Red Willow Guest Ranch Regency Chrysler RE/MAX Country Lakes Realty RBC Royal Bank Royal LePage 100 Mile Realty Sandhills Gift Shop Sharon’s Jewellery & Watch Repair Shin Bu Kan Judo Sitka Log Homes South Cariboo Creations South Cariboo Self Storage Spring Lake Ranch

Stoeckli Stucco Ltd. Sunlife Financial Sunrise Ford The New 108 Resort TIM-BR Mart Tim Hortons Total Pet Transformers Collision Tree Island Bison Ranch TW Tanning Centre United Carpet Western Financial Group Whimsey Gifts Work n Play Clothing Williams Lake & District Credit Union WLD Financial Services Your Style Interior Decorating Yummers En Route NON-PROFIT ASSOCIATIONS 100 Mile House Wranglers Junior B Hockey Club B.C. Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Guild Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre Cedar Crest Society The Curling Club Lac La Hache Community Club Mount Timothy Ski Society Psalm 23 Transition Society RCMP 100 Mile Detachment South Cariboo Arts & Culture Society South Cariboo Farmer’s Market South Cariboo Sustainability Committee United Way – Thompson Nicola Cariboo

The Chamber wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the 2012 major event sponsors…

100 Mile Realty Other Sponsors are: • Donex • NAPA Auto Parts • TIM-BR Mart • Lordco • Work n Play • The Rush • 100 Mile New and Used • A&W • District of 100 Mile House • 100 Mile Free Press • • The Wolf/The Rush • 100 Mile Motel


In addition to the many benefits enjoyed by Chamber Members at the local level, every Member is eligible to take advantage of any of the BC Chamber’s benefit providers. A few of the most attractive ones are highlighted here. For more information on these plans, please contact the Chamber office.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 100 Mile Free Press

Celebrating Small Business Week

Judy Scarrow, left, owner of Hops & Vines U-Brew helped customer Lorraine Young get ready to bottle her wine. Judy, who has owned different businesses in 100 Mile House since the early 1980s, bought the u-brew in early April. She is looking forward to re-acquainting herself with her old friends and customers and meeting new.

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Priscillia Remanente has been providing Home Care Services independently since 2006. 2011 saw the official launch of Care Right Home Care Services Program in the community of 100 Mile House and surrounding areas. A team of highly qualified Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Care Aides and Community Domestic Aides came together collectively to provide the best private home health care services possible. Care Right works with all types of clients and their loved ones to formulate a schedule that best meets each client’s unique physical and/or psychological needs, to aid in their overall wellness and maintain independence in their homes. Care Right Home Care Services is part of the WorksafeBC Provider Network and is registered with ICBC Home Care Service Providers. In addition, Veterans Affairs Canada Identification Cards are accepted. Free Consultation is available by appointment.

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Michelle Brown, owner of the recently opened Chew & Chat, showed off one of her ice cream cakes. Michelle, who managed the Dairy Queen for the past four years, was told by her past customers they missed the burgers and ice-cream products, which was one reason she decided to open the restaurant. Michelle invites all past and new customers to come in a see her. She will be starting the weekly cake draw in November.

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Tomahawks score first win of the season Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

It was east beats west in Central Interior Hockey League (CIHL) action on the weekend as East division Lac la Hache Tomahawks handily downed visiting West division Prince Rupert Rampage 9-5 in its second game of the season. Game 1 played Oct. 6 ended in an overtime loss to Williams Lake Stampeders. First period action Oct. 13 was intense, with T-Hawk Don Nicholas opening the scoring before the end of the first minute. It was the first of four goals he would pot that night. Rampage tied it up 1-1 midway through the period and then T-Hawks Grant Johnson and Robin Gilbert each scored


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Tomahawks goal tender Willy Sellars saw a lot of pressure around his net during the Central Interior Hockey League game in Lac la Hache with visiting Prince Rupert Rampage on Oct.13. to pull Lac la Hache ahead 3-1. The visitors answered back with a power play goal and squeaked another in just before the period’s end to knot the score at 3-3. Tomahawks coach Al Navrot says he

could sense a repeat of last Saturday’s game with the Stampeders coming on after the Tomahawks took an early three-point lead but became complacent and let it slip away. “We talked about it in the dressing

room between periods … about how we need to be focused on our defensive play when we get a lead and realize that’s just important as scoring goals.” Nicholas was first to the net again in the opening minute of the

second period, getting around Rampage goal tender Colby Hagman. Jordan Sellars capitalized on a power play to add to the T-Hawks tally and Nicholas struck again mid-period to elevate the Hawks to a 6-3 lead.

The penalty-ridden frame ended in a score of 7-4 for the T-Hawks after another Rampage marker and another by Sellars. The Tomahawks spent a collective 14 minutes of that period in the penalty box. Lac la Hache outscored Prince Rupert 2-1 in the final frame with a marker each by Drew Rose and Nicholas. Navrot says he was pleased with Nicholas’ performance. “Donny is pretty slick around the net and really comes alive when he gets the puck.” The Tomahawks recently picked up D-man Phil Morrison from the now defunct Hazelton Wolverines and he played a solid game for his new team on the weekend. Dedrick Alec from

last year’s Tomahawk squad will be returning and Gino D’Appolonia, formerly of the Quesnel Kangaroos will also be joining them soon. In the East division, Tomahawks sit at the top of the standings with three points, Williams Lake has two and Quesnel has one. In CIHL overall standings, the T-Hawks are in third among nine teams, with just Central division Smithers Steelheads and West division Kitimat Ice Demons ahead of them by one. The Tomahawks travel to Houston on Oct. 20 and take on Omenica in an away game on Oct. 21. Their next home game is against the Houston Luckies at Rolf Zeis Memorial Arena, Oct. 27, starting at 7:30 p.m.

100 Mile Eagles impress at rugby season opener The 100 Mile Rugby Eagles hosted Williams Lake Secondary School (WLSS) in its first rugby seven-aside games of the season at the 100 Mile House Junior Secondary, Oct. 10. The Eagles, with players from both Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) and 100 Mile House Junior Secondary fielded boys’ and girls’ junior and senior squads, which saw two games apiece. There were no wins for PSO, but the senior girls used speed and aggressive tackling to keep the scores close. The grades 8 and 9 junior girls, all rookies and not yet sure of the game rules, played their first game cautiously, but came around in game 2, says coach Jade Jewitt. “They didn’t really know what it was all about. They got really excited in the second game, worked hard, and the improvement in 30 minutes was amazing.” Ashley Bartch scored the team’s first try. Jewitt says her teams will now be concentrating on

tackling skills, fitness and interteam support on the field. “I have to get them talking to one another out there, while they’re playing.” The Eagles boys’ side, coached by Matt Leclerc, experienced similar results, with no wins but close games. “All of the boys did phenomenally better than I had expected. Every game was hard-fought and they held their own without question.” He was impressed by the quality of tackles and high number of good plays made by the junior team. “It just came down to experience. The first game, you could tell they were a little lost, but in the second game, a conversion kick was the only difference.” Leclerc says it appears they have been basically on the right track with their training priorities, but the senior boys will now put an extra focus on making plays. They’ll have a chance to put it to the test today (Oct. Carole Rooney photo 17) when all teams travel 100 Mile Rugby Eagles Darsey Lindberg, with the ball, tangles with a tackle by a player from Williams to Williams Lake to take on Lake Secondary School during a set of games played in 100 Mile House on Oct. 10. Petra Perkins, left, WLSS again. Sam Tracey and Emilie Barnbrook are in the background.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012 100 Mile Free Press


Cross-country’s Golden Running Shoe goes to 100 Mile Elementary Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Elementary schools in the South Cariboo came together at the 99 Mile Ski Trails for the South End Cross Country Run. Oct. 5. The annual event, hosted by Mile 108 Elementary School, saw close to 200 students from Grades 3 to 7 compete in the challenging races, which featured distances of one kilometre for Grade 3 participants, 1.75 km for Grades 4 and 5, and 2.5 km for Grades 6 and 7. The Golden Running Shoe trophy for first place large school went to defending champion 100 Mile House Elementary School (100). Horse Lake

Ski swap planned 100 Mile Nordics Ski Society has its annual ski swap and registration day at the 99 Mile Ski Lodge on Oct. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. There is also a work bee and potluck lunch the ski lodge on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at which time people can bring the ski equipment they wish to sell.

(HL) was second and Mile 108 (108) took third. In the small schools division, 2011 defending champion Bridge Lake (BL) was first, followed by Buffalo Creek (BC) in second and Eliza Archie Memorial School (EAMS) in third place. Lac la Hache (LLH) finished in fourth place and Forest Grove (FG) was fifth. Individual results, with winners from first to third place were: Grade 3 girls: Dana Koch, 100; Melody Watkins, 100; and Megan Balbirnie, 100. Grade 3 boys:

Kyson Hopson, HL; Jackson Sanders, HL; and Ethan Ashton, 108. Grade 4 girls: Camille Barton, 100; Darlyssa Chretien, 100; and Mikayla Julseth, 108. Grade 4 boys: John Jordaan, 100; Julian Zucchelli, 108; and Ty Bowen, 108. Grade 5 girls: Maya Geerts, 100; Amy Baechmann, 100; and Sienna Parent, HL. Grade 5 boys: Conner Giroux, 100; Devin Giroux, 100; and Jorden Sass, 100. Grade 6 girls: Sienna Monical, 108; Madeline Martin, HL; and Maria

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100 Mile House & District Minor Hockey Schedule for Oct. 17 – Oct. 23, 2012

Wednesday, Oct. 17 6:15p.m.-7:15p.m.


5:30p.m.-6:30p.m. 6:45p.m.-7:45p.m. 8p.m.-9:15p.m.

Friday, Oct. 19 6p.m.-7p.m.

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ATOM HOUSE – Sponsored by Sunrise Ford & 100 Mile Free Press (P) PEEWEE & BANTAM Female – Sponsored by Ainsworth Timber Chix & TBA (P)


MIDGET REP MILERS- Sponsored by Mayvin Plumbing & Heating (P) NOVICE HOUSE – Central GM & Canadian 2 for 1 (P) ATOM DEVELOPMENT MILERS – Sponsored by Primal Electric (P) MIDGET HOUSE – Home Hardware vs Pharmasave (G) ATOM HOUSE – Sponsored by South Cariboo Dental & 100 Mile Free Press (P) MIDGET HOUSE – Home Hardware vs TBA (G)

Saturday, Oct. 20 7:45a.m.-9a.m.

INITIATION – Sponsored by Tim Horton’s (P) 9:15a.m.-10:30a.m. NOVICE HOUSE – Sponsored by Legion #261 & Central GM (P) 10:45a.m.-12p.m. ATOM HOUSE – Sunrise Ford & South Cariboo Dental (P) 12:15p.m.-1:30p.m. BANTAM Female vs PW HOUSE A&M Towing (G) 1:45p.m.-3p.m. ATOM HOUSE – 100 Mile Free Press & Sunrise Ford (P) 3:15p.m.-4:30p.m. PEEWEE FEMALE Ainsworth Timber Chix vs PW HOUSE Bridge Lake Electric (G) 4:45p.m.-6p.m. BANTAM HOUSE – Save on Foods – Black vs White (G) 6:15p.m.-8:15p.m. ATOM DEVELOPMENT – Primal Electric Milers vs Prince George Atom Dev (G)

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7:45a.m.-9a.m. BANTAM HOUSE – Save on Foods (P) 9:15a.m.-10:45a.m. COACHING CLINIC (CO-HYB) ON-ICE SESSION 11a.m.-1p.m. ATOM DEVELOPMENT – Primal Electric Milers vs Prince George Atom Dev (G)

Monday, Oct. 22 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m. 6:45p.m.-7:45p.m. 8p.m.-9:15p.m.

INITIATION – Sponsored by Tim Horton’s (P) PEEWEE HOUSE – Sponsored by A&M Towing & Bridge Lake Electric (P) MIDGET HOUSE – Pharmasave vs TBA (G)

Tuesday, Oct. 23 6:15a.m.-7:30a.m.

5:30p.m.-6:30p.m. 6:45p.m.-7:45p.m. 8p.m.-9p.m.

ATOM DEVELOPMENT MILERS – Sponsored by Primal Electric (P) NOVICE HOUSE – Legion 261 & Central GM (P) BANTAM HOUSE – Sponsored by Save on Foods (P) MIDGET REP MILERS - Sponsored by Mayvin Plumbing & Heating (P)

NOTE: Schedules are subject to change on short notice. Please check back regularly.


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100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, October 17, 2012


100 Mile Nordics Cross Country Ski Club invites you to their annual

Bantams play Laketown in first tourney Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

The 100 Mile House Save-OnFoods Bantam house division hockey team laced up for their first game of the new season on Oct. 13. The Williams Lake Silverbacks bantams won 3-1, but with teams evenly matched in skill and aggressiveness. Brandon Balbirnie scored the first and only goal for 100 Mile in the first period, creating a 1-0 lead, which held to the end of the frame. Williams Lake came on strong in the second period, scoring two goals and showing good defensive play. The visitors found an opportunity to score again in the third period to secure the win. 100 Mile House also showed strength in its defensive play and a couple of fleet-footed forwards, including Caily Mellott, kept the Silverbacks on their


Arlene Jongbloets photo

100 Mile House Save-On-Foods Bantams acting captain Jacob Fisher, right, stickhandles the puck during a home game with Williams Lake Silverbacks, Oct. 13. toes. Goaltenders, Aidan Harding and Michael Toews made some great saves for the local squad, keeping scoring to a minimum. The Bantam division is a little light this season with only 21 players registered and Save-On-Foods is the only team. It leaves them without any local teams at their

FISH REPORT By Jude Dion Exeter Sporting Goods

Edmonds Lake – Rainbow trout are going for a willow leaf, kwik fish and worms, or a dragon fly. Valentine Lake - Rainbows are hitting on a dragon fly and micro leeches.

Watch Lake – For rainbow trout, try a Ford fender, engagement band and worms, or a willow leaf, kwik fish, worms or Muddler minnow. Cougar Lake - Rainbows here are attracted to a Bolo lake troll, apex and worms, or a spinner, worm and dragon fly.


The Marmot Ridge Lady Golfers would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support towards our club: Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza Beans and Weiners Donex Exeter Valley Truck & Car Wash Farmer’s Market Herbalist kathy Invis – The Oenema Group JD’s Styling Salon Marmot Ridge Golf Course Money Concepts New Attitude Party Lite (Loretta Findlay) Pharmasave Safeway Yummers

age level to play in a game situation. Williams Lake has five teams in its house division, which leaves one team out of a game on weekends. Save-On-Foods team manager Leanne MacMillan says the plan is to have 100 Mile and Williams Lake teams play each other most weekends, alternating the travel. “I think it’s going to be a good year for our kids.” The squad’s head coach is Doug Uphill and the assistant coaches are Kyle Moore and Mark Grant.


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SKI SWAP & REGISTRATION DAY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 12 noon to 4 pm at 99 Mile Ski Lodge 2 km South of 100 Mile House on Hwy 97

GEAR DROP-OFF: at 99 Mile Lodge Sat., October 27 • 10am to 2pm and Sun., October 28 • 10am to 11am For more info go to or contact Lauren at 250-791-7291

I Gear sales by local businesses I Purchase your trail pass and membership I Information about ADULT PROGRAMS and events I Experts on hand to help with equipment fitting I Refreshments

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to everyone who made our DINNER/AUCTION such a great success. “87 cents of every dollar goes to wetland conservation in Canada” 100 Mile Free Press 108 Resort 108 Mile Supermarket 99 Mile Motel A&B Photo A&W Action Fitness Ainsworth Bev French - Epicure Big Country Moving & Storage BJ’s Donuts & Eatery Blue Sky Restaurant Bobbie Crane - Artist BrandSource Cariboo Consignments Cariboo Roadhouse Cariboo Supply & Marine Centennial Law Central GM Central RV Century Hardware Chartreuse Moose CIBC Deb’s Good to Go Restaurant Donex Pharmacy Dowe’s Diner Exeter Sporting Goods Exeter Valley Truck & Car Wash Exquisite Florals Happy Landing Restaurant The Hills Health Ranch Horse Lake Garden Centre Ingrid’s Foot Care JD’s Full Service Beauty Salon

jennifer raifteiri-mccardle K9 Pack Pals Kal Tire La Pizzaria Little Wool Shop Lone Butte Gardens Lone Butte Sporting Goods Mayvin Plumbing Media Monkey Money Concepts Napa Exeter Parts Northwood Lodge Resort Nuthatch Book Store Peg Rosen Performance All-Terrain Pharmasave RBC Royal Bank Regency Chrysler Rob Swalwell Safeway Save-On-Foods Sears Sharon’s Jewellery Sunrise Ford The Log House Tim Hortons TIM-BR Mart Tom Godin (Artist) TW Tanning United Carpet United Concrete & Gravel Whimsey Gifts Williams Lk & Dist. Credit Union Witt’s End Guest Ranch

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In Memoriam Joan Blades Feb. 4, 1955 - Oct. 22, 1992 We thought of you with love today But that is nothing new We thought of you yesterday and all the days before that too Twenty years ago you went away Since then, always and forever - we miss you

Love from your family David, Darrell, Nicole, Krista






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JOAN BLADES (nee Lewis) Feb 04, 1955 - Oct 22, 1992 Twenty years have passed and you are missed Everyday, little sister. Seems like yesterday that we were canning, baking, shopping or working on a project together. I miss our daily coffees, the weekend get togethers, The discussing of family jokes and habits. I miss you at family celebrations and your turn at cooking Christmas dinner! Oh, what you have missed: Your 3 children, all grown up now, and successful in their lives. You would be so proud. Two beautiful grandaughters, who you would adore (& spoil). We are linked together forever by light, invisible ties, stronger than steel and indestructible.

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FOUND: camera on one of the benches on the 108 Lake trail. Please call 250-791-5556 to identify. I PICKED up a Thor motocross chest protector on Hwy. 97 in the center of 100 Mile House, it flew out of the back of a truck. I left it at the RCMP office in 100 Mile House. Tried to find where the truck went to but lost him after about 35 minutes. Hope we can find the rightful owner and it can be returned.


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250-395-2745 Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required at Jenner Chevrolet in Victoria BC. Rare opportunity for a top performing, quality & customer focused team player. Email:

Employment Help Wanted IF YOU would like to volunteer for the residents of Mill Site Lodge/Fischer Place Care Homes, then please join our auxiliary. We meet the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mill Site Lodge boardroom. For info call Shelly at 250-791-9277. Wanted: self loading log trucks, steady work till March 2013, must be BC Safe Certified. Dennis, call 1(250)3495415 or fax 1(250)349-7522

Home Care/Support LIVE-IN CARGIVER req. from middle aged lady. F/T. Min wage. Please call John, 1-250-395-6643

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services ERNIE O’S Restaurant and Pub Edson, Alberta requires line cooks. $13 - $16 per hour. Subsidized housing available. Fax resume to 780-723-3603

Trades, Technical BETTS Electric Penticton requires an experienced Industrial Controls Tech for our CSA Panel shop. visit for details. send Resume to or Fax 250492-3343

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Job Posting - 100 Mile House

Program Coordinator & Literacy Practitioner The Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for Literacy Society (CCPL) is seeking a local individual to coordinate programs, raise awareness, facilitate groups and provide one-to-one literacy support. This is a flexible, part-time position - 20 hrs/wk - starting immediately to August 31, 2013 with the potential of renewal. Wage is negotiable. The individual we are looking for will have the following qualifications & skills: • Knowledge of 100 Mile House community • Working with community groups and service agencies • Understanding of literacy and essential skills issues • Comfort with and compassion for marginalized and vulnerable community members • Experience with adult learning programs, instruction and issues • Strong computer use and knowledge • Effective communication, teambuilding and outreach skills • Program design, development, promotion, evaluation and report writing • Learner assessment and monitoring • Respect for confidentiality and ability to maintain policy • Ability to work independently and take initiative Applicants must also hold a valid driver’s license and have own transportation. Local travel will be required. Interested candidates are invited to pick up a detailed job description from Mel Newcombe at and submit a cover letter with detailed resume outling qualifications and experience no later than Wednesday, October 17, 2012 to: Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for Literacy Society Attention: Mel Newcombe RE: 100 Mile House Program Coordinator & Literacy Practitioner PO Box 48, 108 MIle Ranch, BC V0K 2Z0 or email: We wish to thank all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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


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

The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Please send the name of the deceased, name/address of next of kin and name/ address of donor for tax receipt (VISA/MC accepted) to: Canadian Cancer Society, #300 - 500 Victoria St. Prince George, B.C. V2L 2J9 or Ph: 1-800-811-5666. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 5363 Dawson Rd. 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E1.

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

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Livestock CREMELLO Tobiano Buckskin Colt born April 5, 2012. $700. Ph. 250-395-3046.

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2 BEDROOM ground level apartment in large log home on 160 acre property. 5 stall barn. 15 minutes from 100 Mile House. $500 per month. 250-395-0781. BC HOUSING is now accepting applications for housing from persons 55 years and older as well as disabled persons 19 years of age and older. Eligible tenants pay 30% of gross monthly income for rent. For applications contact: 250395-4743 or 1-800-834-7149.

2 BDRM home on fenced 10 acres on Hwy. 24, Lone Butte. One level furnished. Great kitchen, sunny, avail. Sept. Suitable for seniors. N/S, N/P. Ref. req. $850/mon. 250-395-3030

WE BUY GOLD & SILVER in every form. NEW HOURS: Sat. 9am-1pm. 205 Birch Ave., 100 Mile House 250-395-3034 WANTED: Old lever action Winchester & Marlin rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Real Estate For Sale By Owner HOUSE for sale on Malm Drive, 3 bdrms with 1 1/2 baths, new roof, house is on community water system. View of Horse Lake. Leave message at 250-682-6153. Asking $175,000.



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

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

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Duplex / 4 Plex 1 BDRM SUITE with den. Nice clean end unit in 4-plex in 100 Mile $700/mo + util. Avail. Sept. 1. Jim 250-395-2550. 2 & 1 BDRM, in 100 Mile. Call 250-397-2041 or 250-6094146 for details.

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 BDRM mobile home on Scott Rd. 4 appliances, NG heat. Available Nov. 1. 250397-2083. #54 TRAVELLERS TRAILER COURT. Lg. 2 bdrm mobile in 100 Mile, with addition which has a large bedroom plus utility room, S/F, W/D, N.G. furnace, carport & covered deck. Wired shed. No pets. $700/mo. D.D. & refs. Newly renovated, new carpets, linoleum & paint. Very responsible people. Call between 9am 7pm 250-395-1223. ONE empty mobile home pad, #50, #52, & #4 at Park Drive Estates. 250-395-3268.

Homes for Rent 108: 3,4, or 5 bdrm home. 2.5 baths. Gas or wood heat. $900/mon. Available immediately. 250-609-0603. 108: 5 bdrm, 2.5 baths, NG heat/wood backup. $1060/mon. OR sell for $179,900. 250-395-4602 or Cell 250-706-9701.. 108 HOME in front of beach. Gas fireplace, 2 bedroom plus 2 in finished basement. 250791-5787. 2 BDRM, 2 bath residence on Watch Lake. NS. Available until April 2013. $500/mon plus utilities. 250-593-0253. 2 BDRM house, Horse Lake area. N/P, N/S. $725/mon. DD req. 1 yr. lease 250-609-1118.

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WOOD LOT LICENSE PLAN PUBLIC REVIEW WOOD LOT 1426 - Vicinity of Sheridan & Roe Lakes Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 17 of the Woodlot License Planning and Practices Regulation, that a Woodlot License Plan has been prepared for Woodlot 1426 held by H., G. & M. Granberg. Woodlot 1426 is located in the Sheridan Lake area of the 100 Mile House Forest District. If approved by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations, this plan may apply for a term of ten years from the date of approval (2012 2022).

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The draft Woodlot License Plan will be available for review and comment for a 30 day period by appointment only, until November 19th, 2012 at the DWB Consulting Services Ltd. office located at 3361 Helena Lake Rd, Lac La Hache, BC. To arrange to view this plan please contact Dave Bedford at (250) 396-7208. To ensure consideration, written comments are requested by November 19th, 2012. Comments can be sent to: DWB Consulting Services Ltd., 3361 Helena Lake Rd, Lac La Hache, BC, V0K 1T0. Fax: 396-7222; or via email: Dave Bedford <>

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Primal Electric shows grit at Quesnel tourney By Denise Balbirnie The Primal Electric Atom Development team had a strong showing at the Second Annual Cariboo Autumn Classic Atom Development tournament in Quesnel, Oct. 12-14. In game 1, Primal played the strong host team and despite

being outshot, the first period ended in a 0-0 tie. Quesnel got on the board with two quick goals early in the second and added a third at midpoint. Ethan Sanders responded for Primal, converting a great pass from Emily Menzel. Brodi Lundquist also had

an assist on Sandersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; goal. The teams finished the second period with Quesnel holding a 3-1 lead. Primal came out strong in the third and was rewarded with an unassisted goal scored by Owen Pincott. Sanders added another

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goal soon after, but Quesnel also added three goals in the third to skate away with a 6-3 victory. Ryan Balbirnie was awarded the player of the game award for Primal after playing a strong game in goal. The competition didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get any easier for Primal early Saturday morning when they faced the Prince George team. Prince George came out strong and led 2-0 after one period. After an early Prince George goal in the second, Sanders responded for Primal, assisted by Balbirnie. Prince George added two more goals late in the second for a 5-2 lead. Pincott had a strong third period, scoring a pair of goals in a two-minute span. His first was assisted by Lundquist, and the second, by Sanders and Nate Wolstenholme. The final score was 7-3 for Prince George. Pincott was named player of the game for Primal. Game 3 saw the 100 Milers go up against Vanderhoof and both teams headed in winless. Vanderhoof scored two early goals and Spencer Haggstrom got Primal on the board with a nice individual effort at

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the midway mark of the first period. Pincott continued his strong play, scoring later in the frame with Haggstrom getting the assist. Vanderhoof led 3-2 after one period. Vanderhoof came out strong in the second adding three more goals. Haggstrom scored his second of the game assisted by Cole Allan. The northern squad continued its strong play in the third, scoring three more times against the tiring 100 Mile team, which was down to nine skat-

ers due to an injury to Wolstenholme. However, the team refused to quit and Menzel potted a goal, assisted by Allan. Colton Sanford was awarded the player of the game for strong play at both ends of the rink. In their final game of the day, Primal played Williams Lake and jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first minute on a goal by Haggstrom, assisted by Sanford. However, Williams Lake finished the first with a 3-1 lead. Haggstrom again

started strong for 100 Mile, scoring his second of the game. Allan added another goal for Primal in the third, but despite their best efforts, the local players just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough gas left in the tank and ended up on the wrong side of a 6-3 score. Allan was named player of the game for Primal Electric. Primal takes on the Prince George Atom Development team at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre at 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 20, and at 11 a.m. on Oct. 21.

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Digging up the past


Thinking about the interesting people who travelled on the Hudson’s Bay Trail By Sharron Woloshyn Living on land that was ranched more than 100 years ago can offer surprises and a glimpse of what living was like during the past century. At Lac des Roches, I live on a piece of, what was, two great ranching operations - the MacDonald family in the early 1900s, followed by Gardner Boultbee in the 1940s. Long before these pioneers, fur traders and indigenous people moved periodically through the property on a portion of the well-documented Hudson’s Bay Fur Brigade Trail. For the past 10 years, developing and clearing our residential lot has revealed many finds. Some tell a story, but most trigger a lot of questions. For instance, what caused the small indentations in the ground where the grass and weeds grow especially green? Was it an area for compost or fish cleaning? Was fertilizer spilled there, or was it simply an old outhouse location? I won’t be digging there to find out. Another place I won’t dig is near the wooden cross I discovered under a fallen aspen tree. Located on a grassy knoll overlooking the lake, the unlabelled cross is about onequarter of a mile from the old home site, but only about 100 feet from the Hudson’s Bay Trail. I like to speculate it is marking the grave of a family pet who loved to roam the field in search of mice, but its proximity to the ancient trail makes me suspect it is likely marking the grave of some unfortunate

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This pitchfork was retrieved from inside a living aspen tree that was about to be milled for cabinet lumber. An old rusty tool in an unlikely place is just one of the many surprises you might find when you live on a Cariboo pioneer’s homestead. trekker who did not make his destination. Raking dirt or gravel areas is particularly rewarding. To rejuvenate the gravel, we run a harrow over our driveway several times each summer. A lot of undesirable items will pop up out of the ground. While most of the debris seems to be rusty spikes and broken glass, we have dislodged broken sickle teeth and countless shear pins. Every now and then, I walk the driveway and paths with a magnetic wand and fill my pocket with bent nails, broken chain links and pieces of wire just waiting for my vulnerable ATV tires. One area that intrigues me is an old dumpsite. If the BMT (big metal thing) that protrudes out of the ground is any indication, the dump is filled with useless stuff, but if ever I run out of yard to maintain and the fish stop biting, I may be inclined to take a shovel and pick to that spot and just see how extensive the site is and just what kind of BMTs are there.

Some abandoned items are a little more obvious, such as fences. Over the years, unmaintained fences will rot, but the fencing wire seems to last forever and will tangle around the hoof of an animal and may be dragged for several kilometres. Any time I feel a tug at my feet when walking through the fields, I stop to check the reason and often find a rusty piece of wire snagged on my shoelace. Other rusty objects are discovered in the most interesting places. Trees growing close to the water’s edge or near buildings are likely spots for nails and are rarely chosen as saw logs for the mill. Random bullets found in trees are not uncommon, but a pitchfork inside an aspen tree trunk was the most surprising find yet at the sawmill. The tool must have been poked into the side of the tree for safekeeping and was forgotten. The wooden handle eventually broke or rotted off, but the metal tines of the fork became part of

the tree as the aspen trunk continued to grow around it. I wonder if the rancher spent as much time looking for that tool over the years as I have spent recounting the amazing discovery. Some finds prove that despite significant advancements in technology, many of the basic necessities for ranchers have surprisingly been left unimproved and continue to fail today like they obviously did decades ago.

Stovepipes burn out, glass shatters, leather straps stretch, gear teeth snap off and boot soles wear out. Having broken many shovel and rake handles, I chuckle when I find old wooden tool handles incorporated into the abandoned beaver lodges along the shore. I wonder if the ranchers were learning about recycling behaviours from the beavers back then. Human behaviour, whether predictable or questionable, seem to have remained relatively unchanged over the years. Discarding metal and glass containers into the woods, marking trails with blaze marks on trees, hanging rope swings from trees leaning over the water and cutting chairs in stumps are timeless traditions that are repeated through the generations. Was the water well dug in that spot because there were indications a natural spring was just under the surface or is the moss growing in the area because

Carol Ann Oct. 28, 1944 - Sept. 22, 2012 Our beloved Carol was the second daughter of Daymond and Molly Morris. Along with her sister, Barbara, the family lived on an isolated homestead, 25 miles east of 100 Mile House, in an area known as Bradley Creek. Carol was very fond of animals, especially horses, so she decided that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Sadly, when she was 10 years old, she contracted measles, which took most of her sight. Carol would not fulfil her dream. However, her marriage took her throughout B.C. and Alberta for adventure. When her mother Molly passed away, Carol moved to Merritt to be near her sister Barb. Carol leaves behind her loving sister Barb, her Granberg and Powell family cousins, her special Aunty Anna and Norman Granberg, her friend Gunn Granberg and many friends in the Cariboo. ‘Til we meet again.

NAYSMITH William John July 22, 1947 - Oct. 11, 2012 It is with profound sadness that we share with you the passing of Will Naysmith. He was my partner for 30 years, grandfather to nine children, the oldest two, Ally and Tayler, were his beloved; Scotty and Leisbeth Lang, five nephews and a niece, brotherin-law Brad and mother-in-law Alice. He was loyal to his family and special friends. He would have walked a mile for Tom and those Friday coffee sessions with Fred could not be duplicated. He loved long and hard and was loved by many. His barrel laugh was infectious and would make you smile. He always had a smile for you and remember “put your walkers on, we’re leaving!” Toward the end times, he was drawn to the Lord. We will meet again. Cancer will not win again. William is predeceased by his father and his mother. Funeral services will be held at Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship (the church at the 108) at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.

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Annabelle Mary Oct. 25, 1933 - Oct. 9, 2012 It is with deep sadness that we say farewell to Annabelle Mary Hood. Born in Nelson, B.C. on Oct. 25,1933, she was married to her husband David (Bud) Earl Hood for 60 years. They moved to the 100 Mile area in 1972. She was a foster parent, worked at a knitting store, laundromat, and was a member of the 100 Mile Hospital Auxiliary for many years. Annabelle loved to cook, bake, sew, knit and crochet and enjoyed her garden. She was always generous with gifts of her crafts to her family and friends. She loved people. She is survived by her loving husband David Hood, her sons Bill (Linda) Hood, Terry (Vera) Hood, Roger Hood; her daughters Dianne Bob, Loretta (Bonny) Bob, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three sisters: Iris, Betty and Susan, as well as numerous extended family and friends. There will be no service by her request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the 100 Mile Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Bag 299, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 would be greatly appreciated. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of

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Fall and Winter Fishing on Horse Lake Surface Area • 1,162 Hectares (2,871 Acres) Maximum Depth • 34.4 metres (113 feet) Elevation (ASL) • 992 metres (3,255 feet) Survey Date • June, 1952 Contour Units • Feet


ach year large numbers of kokanee and rainbow trout are released into Horse Lake. Anglers targetting kokanee may find that a few tricks will produce results.

Kokanee seem to prefer red and silver or pearl colours. When lure fishing try trolling a small spoon, like a Max Imperial in hot pink and fluorescent red. According to Sport Fishing BC (www. sportfishingbc.

com), kokanee prefer plankton as a food source, thus anglers should keep the lures and bait small. Corn kernels are popular bait. Another trick is to troll in “S” curves. Vary your speed every so often, but generally keep it slow. Many lures and flashers work best at slow speeds. Vary your depth depending on the time of year, going deeper during the warm summer months. This is especially true for kokanee, which prefer water in the fifty degree farenheit (10 degrees celcius) range.


orse Lake is a popular ice fishing destination, and is known for its big winter catches. Some really big lake trout come out of Horse Lake. Kokanee and rainbow trout are also productive targets all winter long. Ice fishers may want to try a Williams Wobbler in various silver combinations to go after the kokanee and rainbow. A Ruby Eye Wobbler can work well, too. Around 12 inches or so, add a Glowhook with bait such as maggots, Powerbait or shrimp.

in black and white, sometimes with blue on them as well. Various colours of Buzz Bombs can work, or try a Canoe spoon in black and white, or blue.


he map of Horse Lake shows underwater structure, but can sometimes miss small shoals. The map below is no exception and one of the shoals is missing.



rom 100 Mile House, follow Horse Lake Road east about eight kilometres. Cariboo Bonanza Resort offers accomodations and a boat launch. Visit their website at www. for more information.

Caution: Do not use this map for navigational purposes. This map may not reflect current conditions. Uncharted hazards may exist. Base Map ©Province of British Columbia.

The shoal is in the southwestern area of the lake, and if you bring this map into your local tackle shop, they can help find the shoal for you.

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the well was dug on the only level piece of land near the original homestead? Since the homestead is also located on the shores of Lac des Roches, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help wonder how some of the ancient debris ended up in the water. Wagon wheels, rubber tires and metal rims are some of the bigger items easily seen in the shallow water. Were they sent rolling down the slopes by playing children? Were they intentional acts vandalism by rebellious youths or were they the

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100 Mile’s first RCMP officer pays a visit Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

The year 1952, exactly 60 years ago, was a milestone for policing in 100 Mile House, and for Ron Duncan, a young Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer from Saskatchewan who was appointed as the first permanent police officer stationed in 100 Mile House. Prior to that date, law and order was maintained in a joint effort by detachments in Williams Lake

and Clinton. Ron was 24 years old, with five years experience under his belt when he took up the post. His first three years as a police officer were served in the Prairies and the next two in the British Columbia Interior as one of the first RCMP officers in the province following the disbanding of the BC Provincial Police Force in 1950. He and three other officers from Saskatchewan made the trip west to Kamloops in midsum-

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Ron was in uniform from morning until bedtime.

mer of that year on a hot, stuffy Greyhound bus, dressed in their equally hot and stuffy red serge. Ron served in that city as well as Merritt and Lillooet, and one spring, he was put temporarily in charge of the one-man Clinton detachment where he was introduced to some of the many quirks of the wild Cariboo region. It was the Clinton Ball and Stampede weekend and people were pouring into the town from miles around, anxious for a good time. There was a lot of drinking of alcohol and public drunkenness, which Ron dealt with as he had been taught. “I had about 16 people in jail for intoxication and the sergeant from Ashcroft came by and asked what they were in jail for. I said they were drunk and he told me we don’t jail people for that during stampede and to let them go.” Their time in jail strangely hadn’t sobered them up, as proven by a drunken chorus of “There’s a Bluebird on my Windowsill,” which poured from the cells

when Duncan went to release them. When the place had cleared, he found an empty bottle of whiskey they’d left behind. In 1952, Ron was sent to 100 Mile House to open and take charge of the brand new one-man police detachment. Within a month, he married his longtime sweetheart, Doreen. Their home and workplace was a simple wood-frame building situated across the highway from the 100 Mile Lodge. A door on the left led to living quarters and the door on the right opened to the police office with its jail cage, which Ron says got a surprising amount of use. Among the sparse amenities was a wood stove, which needed to be stoked in the middle of the night. Electrical power supplied by a community generator, which was shut down at night. There was a telephone, but the town’s switchboard closed at 11 p.m. unless there was a call for the police. In that case, the operator, who lived at the telephone office, was

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Retired RCMP officer Ron Duncan opened 100 Mile House’s first detachment in 1952. expected to get out of bed and forward the call. Ron’s police cruiser was a brand new black 1952 two-door Chevy with a simple RCMP in small white block letters painted on the doors. In winter, he ran tires that had been

retreaded with a rubber and sawdust mixture, which gave them extra traction. There was no radio communication device in the car, so once he left the office, everything was left to Doreen, who wasn’t on payroll, but was unofficially expected

to pick up the slack in his absence. “If there were accidents, she dealt with it and she guarded prisoners and handled the office.” Ron notes he was unofficially on duty around the clock. See RCMP… page B2



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Ron and his new bride, Doreen Duncan, posed on the porch of their new home and RCMP detachment.

Ron in the 1952 Chevy police cruiser.

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RCMP… from page B1 and at the end of the evening, make her way to the police office where she’d ask for assistance in getting a cab ride home. “I’d pay for the cab, and within a week, without fail, I’d receive a money order in the mail from her for the cab fare.” The area was dotted with little bush sawmills, and one time, Ron was called out to one where a man’s legs had been sawn off in an accident. He was surprised to find the man alive thanks to his colleagues who had propped him up in a pile of sawdust which stopped the blood loss. Ron was then able to transport him to the hospital in Kamloops. He never knew what to expect, like the time he was summoned to another sawmill where an employee had peeled off his clothes and waded into a pond, naked and screaming. He was able to coax the fellow out and to put on his clothes, after which he was transported to Williams Lake in Ron’s personal car for treatment. “You really had to think on the spot a lot because there was no radio communication and no backup.” When he left the detachment four years later for a post in

Sparwood, there were four other constables working under him. Through the years that followed, he worked in Quesnel, where he’d fly in annually to a remote ranch owned by wellknown rancher Pan Phillips. “I’d check it out and make sure there were

no wrong-doings and we became friends.” Ron retired from the force in 1972 as staff sergeant at the Vernon detachment. As he reflects on the highlights of his career, among them are the three occasions when he presented his two sons and a grandson with their

RCMP badges, as tradition allows. “It was quite an honour.” On Oct. 4, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the opening of the 100 Mile RCMP detachment, Ron, 84, paid a visit to the town with the aid of his son, Kyle Duncan. He was

a guest speaker at the Rotary Club lunch and also swung by the current detachment to meet the staff and share a few stories with them. “It’s a nice detachment. Compared to the first one, it’s quite substantial.” Ron now resides in Vernon.

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“You’d get up in the morning and put your uniform on and take it off when you went to bed, and have it ready if you get called in the middle of the night.” One winter, he was summoned to deal with a reported truck off the highway with a man who had committed suicide inside. He’d gassed himself with tailpipe exhaust, and after having been there through the night, appeared to be frozen. Ron and the coroner appointee who had accompanied him found no pulse on the poor fellow, so they put him in the back seat of the police car for transport to the Ashcroft morgue. Ron had a long drive ahead of him, and because it was lunchtime, he first went home for something to eat. Several hours later on arrival in Ashcroft, the woman who attended them at the morgue found the man to be breathing, but while he was being transported out of there, he expired. 100 Mile House had its share of characters, too. There was one particular woman in the Canim Lake area who regularly came to town on a buckboard driven by horses. She’d get intoxicated,

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Get your ghoulish groove on at Halloween Dance Party 6, with live music by local band Border Run at the 108 Community Hall, Oct. 27. It promises to be a real fright night with a mix of great dance tunes from country to Led Zeppelin, says key co-ordinator Rob Fry from New Age Entertainment. He will be providing all-request canned music between the band’s sets to keep the action non-stop all night. Create your creepiest costume because cash prizes will be awarded, with $300 going to first place, $200 to second and $100 to third place. There’s also a $500 cash prize for the best-dressed group of three or more. Past years have seen

some pretty spooktacular get-ups, so don’t be afraid to take out all the stops. Door prizes and spot dances will add to the fun. Bar service will be available, and to keep the energy flowing, people will have a selection of buns, meats and desserts to snack on, as they are included in the ticket price. Fry wants people to take note of the venue change this year to the 108 Community Hall. The dance has traditionally been held at 100 Mile Community Hall, but he says a flea market event booked the venue ahead of him. Fry says he’s looking forward to the change, though. “I think it’s going to be a success this year. The venue change will be a

good thing. It’s a short trip back home for a lot of people.” A safe ride home service will be available during the evening. The Wolf Radio host Larry Rode returns again this year as emcee, and Fry says he’s looking forward to working with him. “We always have so much fun with it.” Tickets for the dance are $25 and they’re available at Work n Play Clothing, Donex Pharmacy & Department Store and 108 Mile Supermarket. Fry says that part of the proceeds will be given to different charities, which will be determined at a later time. Doors open at 6 p.m. and two pieces of identification will be required for File photo entry. Minors will not be Expect a wide array of ghoulish get-ups at Halloween Dance Party at 108 Community NEW allowed in. Hall, Oct. 27.



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Well, we certainly can’t complain about the amazing weather we have been having. The sun has been shining and the leaves have started to descend, colouring the landscape with vibrant yellows and reds in true fall fashion. If you have never hiked up the butte at this time of year, I would encourage you to take in the amazing scenic view. Many thanks In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, the community would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all of the members of the Lone Butte Volunteer

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It was a huge surprise for Grade 2 student Emily Tinney when assistant chief Chris Zonruiter, left, and captain Jon Grieve showed up at her door in a shiny, red fire truck. In honour of Fire Prevention Week, Emily was randomly chosen to be chief for a day, which included a ride to and from Horse Lake Elementary School, complete with lights and sirens. Fire Department. You are a most valuable resource in our community and we would not feel safe without you. Thank you to all of our volunteers who regularly give of their time: fire chief Jaret Scott, deputy chief David Fletcher, assistant chief Chris Zonruiter, captain Jon Grieve, lieutenant Kevin Kurath; firefighters Randy Bell, Keith Fleing, Darrick Fletcher, Alton Krantz, Gary Kremsner, Sandy MacNeil, Gerry

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• Oct. 17-Nov. 5 - Hawkins Lake artist Helen Kellington has her first local show of watercolours and architectural drawings this month at Showcase Gallery at 475 Birch Ave. • Oct. 17-27 - Parkside Art Gallery’s new show, Fibre Magic, features the works of local artists Martha Cloudesley, Claudia Ring and Jenny Taylor. • Oct. 18 - In respect of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 100 Mile House Branch Library is presenting the National Film Board film, Pink Ribbon Inc., at 6 p.m. in the library’s program room. Free admission. • Oct. 19 - Solid Rock Coffee House features a concert by the Russ Rosen Band at 7 p.m. Admission is free of charge. • Oct. 20 - Fashion with a Heart fashion show by St. Jude’s Catholic Women’s League at 100 Mile Community Hall at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 at Class Act Formals, The Log House Western Wear, Outlaw Urban Clothing Co., 100 Mile Sport Shop, Didi’s and at the door. • Oct. 20 - Turkey dinner at Lac la Hache Old Age Pensioners Organization Centre at 5 p.m. Tickets $12 at the door and take-out available at back door. • Oct. 27 - The annual SPCA dinner and auction takes place in the Valley Room at The Lodge in 100 Mile, with doors opening at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at fascination street, Donex, Pharmasave and Total Pet. • Oct. 27 - Halloween Dance Party 6 at 108 Community Hall, with live music by Border Run - costume and door prizes. Tickets are $25 at Donex, Work n Play Clothing, Donex and 108 Mile Supermarket. Doors open 6 p.m. No minors. • Oct. 31 - 100 Mile House Branch Library offers free pumpkin carving for children aged five to 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Call 250-395-2332 to register. • Oct. 31 - Halloween Town, 5-9 p.m. at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre is a free family event, featuring fireworks, ice skating, costume prizes, movies, free candy for children and the PSO grads Haunted House, which has an admission fee.


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be available for local organizations. This is a super way to support our community, the area that was the former 70 Mile Elementary School’s catchment area - 70 Mile, Green Lake, Watch Lake and Pressy Lake, etc. If you would like to contribute to the fund, it would be helpful to do it in time to qualify for the matching donation by the NDIT. Cheques can be sent to the Kamloops Foundation; Box 15; Kamloops, B.C.; V2C 5K3. They should made out to the Kamloops Foundation and labelled “70 Mile House and area Community Fund.” Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more. Another meat draw will be held Oct. 20 at the Dusty Rose Pub

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Mahood Lake Community Society members brush up on their CPR skills


Sixteen members of the Mahood Falls Community Society (MFCS) were in Forest Grove recently to learn the latest in CPR from Margo Wagner, the Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department’s (FGVFD) first responder instructor. The folks in the Mahood area know it takes time for help to reach them and want to be ready in case a neighbour or someone at the nearby provincial park suffers cardiac arrest or choking. Society president Carol MacKenzie said the session was “excellent.” “Margo did a good review of anatomy and physiology, and then we had hands-on practice.” Margo was assisted by Sheila Hart, also a first responder trainer with the fire department. They got a lot of help from ResusciAnne, the life-like dummy used to make sure the responder

has placed his or her hands properly and is using the right pressure. Afterwards everyone retired to the Legion, which prepared food especially for the group. Carol thanks the FGVFD for making its training facility and personnel available.

Firefighters thanked With National Fire Prevention Week just past, it’s a good time to thank those who protect the community from fire - a difficult, dangerous task that never takes a holiday. It requires great commitment to do that, and we are grateful to you. The Hawkins Lake Volunteer Fire Department members are chief Bob Campbell, deputy chief Dale McWilliams, and firefighters Chris Adams, Tom Cotey, Kirk Fetevens, Doug Magaw, Philip McManamon, Doug Stark, Greg Stewart, John Van Osch, Tim Wasilieff and Scott Whitecross. Thanks also to the FGVFD, which covers much of the Canim Lake area.

Phil Simms readied the barbecue to feed the crowd at the Mahood Falls Community Society’s recent fall meeting. The group discussed forestry and roads, and decided to purchase equipment to measure the lake’s turbidity.

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Fall dance Get your dancing boots on and plan to attend a fall dance in Lone Butte on Nov. 17. There will be live entertainment by The James Gang, which will start playing at 8 p.m., with the doors open at 7.

A silent auction will be held to raise funds and all proceeds from the auction and dance will support local residents Lloyd and Mary Carter, who after giving to community efforts themselves for years, will be on the receiving end this time

around. Everyone is encouraged to come out, and if there is anyone who would like to donate any items for the silent auction, contact the writer at 250-6441555. Tickets are now available at the Lone Butte General Store for $15 each.

70 MILE… from page B6 behind, contact Gail at 250-456-7528 before Nov. 10. Bingo The next bingo will be held Oct. 25 at Seventy Mile Access Centre. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and play starts at 7. Both the loonie pot and g-ball pot continue to grow. AGM slated The 70 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department (70MHVFD) will hold its annual general meeting at the fire hall on Willow Drive on Oct. 28 at 10 a.m.

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Everyone is urged to attend. Fire dues The 70MHVFD reminds folks that fire dues are payable. If you haven’t yet paid, please mail your cheque to 70 Mile House VFD; Box 95; 70 Mile House, B.C.; V0K 2K0. Dues are $50 for residential and $75 for commercial. If you would rather pay in cash, please contact Dennis Huber, Vic Popiel, Elaine Pattie, or Gail Moseley. Receipts will be issued.

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Hawkins Lake couple celebrates 62nd wedding anniversary CANIM… from page B7 MFCS meeting About 25 residents attended the recent fall meeting of the society at the home of Phil and Sharron Simms. Seated comfortably on the lawn by the lake, the group moved quickly through its agenda under the able hand of president Carol MacKenzie. Reports were received from the forestry and roads committees, enabling discussion by the group of current concerns. The society receives a great deal of co-operation from industry and government in return for their even-handed approach to issues.

It was decided to purchase the equipment necessary for members to regularly measure the lake’s turbidity to help ensure the high quality of the water stays that way. Then, as is the custom, food appeared from every angle to be laid out in profusion, Phil threw the steaks on the barbecue, and folks got down to the real reason for the meeting.

September. She succeeded in having the CRD advance a resolution calling for amendments to provincial legislation to lighten the rural resort operators’ tax burden, which has been growing to impossible proportions. Motions with the same intent have been defeated at the last two annual UBCM meetings. This year, armed with data from local resorts, and aided by her fellow CRD directors, Margo mounted a vigorous lobbying campaign among other municipalities. Her prodigious efforts led to the resolution being endorsed. The UBCM will

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now advance the resolution to the provincial government. For more information, check Resolution B139 Rural Tourism Assessment on the UBCM website at 62nd anniversary Ray and Marion Dixon celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Sept. 29. For the last 35 years, the couple has

spent their summer at Hawkins Lake. The firefighters eagerly watch for their coming. Living directly across the road from the fire hall, Marion and Ray have taken it upon themselves to make snacks for the men after their Saturday practices, and on Sept. 29, it was pizza. That’s all for now. Until next time here’s wishing you many blessings.


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Good weather resulted in a bad turnout for Thanksgiving sale for seniors and others who qualify is from 10 a.m. to noon Nov.13. No appointment is necessary. Celebrations Many happy returns are sent for Kendall Wilcox’s 17th birthday on Oct. 23.


Perhaps a glorious summer-like day kept people out in their gardens, as the turnout for Sulphurous Lake District Volunteer Firefighters Associations (SLDVFFA) annual Thanksgiving Sale was not as good as usual. There wasn’t a raffle draw this year, as the number of ladies in their ways and means committee is also very low. Firefighters appreciated Residents are thankful for the hard work and dedication of the Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department members: Bill Adams, Hans-Peter Anton, Eric Babcock, Graham Baker, Betty Baker, Mike Campbell, Chelsea Cant, Doug Canty, Glenda Carson, John Coulter, Carson Dorward, Jim Dunbar, Glenn Ehlers, Joe Heine, Roger Henzel, Pete Johnsen, Butch Kernachan, Dan McLachlan, Thilo Merkt, Heidi Middleton, Geoff Middleton, Jacquie Moberg, Jamie Moberg, Ruediger Munk, Matthew Palmer, Heather

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Kerri Wanner and her two-year-old son Murray enjoyed their visit to the Sulphurous Lake District Volunteer Firefighters Association’s Thanksgiving Sale on Oct. 6. Paterson, Barry Reid, Gordon Smith, Larry Staeheli, Terry Thew, Dorothy Townsend, Doug Townsend, Ron Veitch, Andrea Veitch, Kris Verheul, Bill Versluis, Joe Visscher, Klaus Vogel, Ken Weadick, Rick Weeks and Jim Wishart. School news Bridge Lake Elementary School students all ran (or walked) to Chrystal Lake, which is a distance of some four kilometre each way, to honour of Terry Fox on Sept. 27. The school really appreciated the parents who travelled with the students, as well as Martin Betschart who drove the support vehicle. When it was all tabulated, the students had raised an impressive $718 for Terry’s foundation. The school is looking for “reading pals.” This is a

one-on-one reading session to help students develop their reading skills. Call the school at 250-5934674 if you are able to help. Halloween surprise At 2:15 p.m., Oct. 24, Bridge Lake Community School (BLCS) is offering youth the opportunity to make a Halloween surprise. There is no charge for the class, which includes juice and cookies. Children must be picked up at 4 p.m. Flu clinic The annual free flu clinic at BLCS

Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers. • Kids Space meets at 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 19 at Interlakes Hall. • Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department (DLDVFD) quarterly meeting is at 10 a.m., Oct. 21. All firefighters are requested to attend. • School District #27 board presents “Initial Options Report” for your feedback at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. • Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission meets at the hall Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., followed by an Interlakes C o m m u n i t y Association meeting at 7:30. • Call 250-5930121 to reserve for the Halloween Dance at Interlakes Hall, Oct. 27.

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Community C O M M U N I T Y CA L E N DA R Community events listed must be of a non-profit nature and will be published free of charge one week prior to the event. Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon. Events for the online calendar can be submitted to the calendar feature on the home page at However, online calendar submissions are not automatically picked up for the Free Press. 100 MILE - Misty Pines, the local Canadian Pony Club branch, is reopening with an introductory meeting at the 100 Mile House Branch Library today (Oct. 17) at 6 p.m. The club is a volunteer organization for people under 21 years who want to learn the safe and proper care of horses and riding. Contacts are Peter Jarvis at bandp2@ or 250-6917284, or Carolyn Dobbs at summitph@ or 250395-6346. 100 MILE - The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society’s annual general meeting will be held at the centre today (Oct. 17) at 5 p.m. For more information, call 250395-4093. 100 MILE - The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre

Society is hosting a women-only flu shot clinic at the Women’s Centre on Oct. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. 100 MILE - South Cariboo Arts & Culture Society, which runs Parkside Art Gallery, will hold its annual general meeting at the gallery Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. New people welcome. For more information, call the gallery at 250395-2021. 100 MILE - The Lower Bridge Creek Watershed Stewardship Society will be holding its annual general meeting in the 100 Mile House Branch Library meeting Room on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Scott Oswald will discuss his involvement with watershed restoration and a fish hatchery in the White Rock area. All are welcome. For more information,

phone 250-791-1901. 100 MILE - The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre is having it annual Halloween Bake Sale at the centre, 102475 Birch Ave., Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 100 MILE StrongStart at 100 Mile House Elementary School Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. Free, drop in and play. All families with children up to age five welcome. For information, call the school at 250-3952258. 100 MILE - The 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting an after-school program for children five to eight years old on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required; call 250395-2332 or drop in at the library.

100 MILE - 100 Mile Legion has fundraising meat draws from 3 to 5 p.m. every Saturday. There are two chessboards and pool tables available for use free of charge. Members and bona fide guests are welcome. Red Fridays are every second Friday. For more information, call 250-395-2511. 100 MILE - The Family History Centre for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints is open weekly on Tuesdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Check out our free access to “Find My Past” for UK records. For more information, call Marjorie 250-3953390.

gets together on the fourth Monday of the month at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre from 10 a.m. to noon. Child minding is available with one week’s notice. For information, call Deborah Summers at 250-395-5155. 100 MILE - The Creekside Seniors Activity Centre schedule of daily/weekly events is as follows: Pool Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.; Senior exercise - Monday 10:30 a.m.; Carpet Bowling - Monday and Wednesday 12:45 p.m.; Crib - Tuesday 12:45 p.m.; Bridge Friday 12:45 p.m.

Square Dancing, Tai Chi or shuffleboard are available. 50-plus. For more information, call 250-395-3919 or 250-395-3346. 108 MILE StrongStart at Mile 108 Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Free, drop in and play. All families with children up to age five welcome. For information, call Jackie at 250-7910004, or the school at 250-791-5221. FOREST GROVE The Royal Canadian Legion Forest Grove Branch 261 holds crib Thursdays at 8 p.m., darts every Saturday at 3 p.m.,

and a meat draw every Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. INTERLAKES The Roe Lake and District Recreational meeting is on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Interlakes Hall. Everyone is welcome. Phone 250-593-4354 for more information. LAC LA HACHE - The Lac la Hache TOPS chapter 5282 co-ed weight-loss support group meets Wednesdays from 8:30-10 a.m. at 3830 Emerald Cres. For more information, contact Hetty at 250396-4253 or Nancy at 250-396-7459.

100 MILE - The 100 Mile Twirlers Square and Round Dance Club dances at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on Thursdays at 1:30-3 p.m. The Plus Dance Club will then dance from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. New dancers are welcome at the Twirlers dance. For information, contact Audrey at 250-791-6747, or John at 250-395-3380. 100 MILE - A free lunchtime soup service is offered from noon to 1 p.m. at the 100 Mile House United at 49 Dogwood Ave. For more information, call Gayle at 250-395-4290.

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Rides for fireworks... Twan de Kok of Ruth Lake Lodge with Percherons Len and Hero helped raise money for the Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department during its fundraiser Sept. 22. Volunteers raised $4, 216, which will be used for the annual Halloween fireworks display and children’s Christmas party.

100 MILE - Horse Lake Christian Fellowship hosts Kidz Club every Monday (except school holidays) for three- to 14-year-olds from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Christianbased activities, fun and games. For more information, call 250395-1070. 100 MILE - The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

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Straining for the team... Camille Barton from 100 Mile House Elementary School led her division to a first-place finish at the South End Cross-Country Run at the 99 Mile Ski Trails, Oct. 5.

Less Fuel. More Power. Great Value is a comparison between the 2012 and the 2011 Chrysler Canada product lineups. 40 MPG or greater claim (7.0 L/100 km) based on 2012 EnerGuide highway fuel consumption estimates. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on powertrain, driving habits and other factors. See dealer for additional EnerGuide details. Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ‡, ’, § The All Out Clearout Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after September 18, 2012. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealers for complete details and conditions. •$19,998 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package (29E+CL9) only and includes $8,000 Consumer Cash Discount. Pricing includes freight ($1,400-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See participating dealers for complete details. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2012 vehicles and are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives, which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Ultimate Family Package models to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Auto Finance and Ally Credit Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Ultimate Family Package with a Purchase Price of $26,998 (including applicable Consumer Cash and Ultimate Family Bonus Cash Discounts) financed at 4.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $155 with a cost of borrowing of $5,162 and a total obligation of $32,160. Pricing includes freight ($1,400-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ’Ultimate Family Van Bonus Cash is available to retail customers on purchase/lease at participating dealers of a new 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan model (excluding Canada Value Package models) or any new 2012 Chrysler Town & Country model. The Bonus Cash amount ($1,250 for models equipped with a DVD player; $750 for all other models) will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. The included no charge Uconnect Hands Free Group represents an additional $750 in value. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. §2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount and $2,000 Ultimate Family Bonus Cash Discount: $27,395. Pricing includes freight ($1,400-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ■Based on Ward’s 2012 Small Van Segmentation. Excludes other Chrysler Group LLC designed and/or manufactured vehicles. ¤Based on 2012 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Transport Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on powertrain, driving habits and other factors. 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan – Hwy: 7.9 L/100 km (36 MPG) and City: 12.2 L/100 km (23 MPG). The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications LLC, used under licence. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.



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October 17, 2012 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press