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Retired judge Thomas Braidwood is “very pleased with the response” to his recommendations on the use of Taser stun guns by police in the wake of Robert Dziekanski’s death in 2007. Braidwood testified before a legislature committee Oct. 16, after a senior RCMP official reported on training and procedure changes that led to an 87 per cent reduction in use of Tasers to subdue people. Braidwood emphasized he stands by the core finding of his inquiry, which is that police in British Columbia should continue to use them with new training and strict new rules. Those provincewide rules include requiring police to determine the subject is causing bodily harm or is about to, and mandate that “de-escalation” or crisis intervention techniques be taught and used before a Taser is deployed. He described a basic technique that could have been used when four Richmond RCMP officers approached a distraught Dziekanski at Vancouver International Airport. If one of those officers had simply pulled up a chair and sat down, Braidwood said, Dziekanski would likely be alive today. Similar techniques can defuse even violent domestic disputes, rightly considered by police to be their most dangerous calls, said Braidwood, a former prosecutor who went on to serve as a B.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeal justice.
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“Don’t Dither, Call Diether”
Resources available for suicidal youth The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) reminds young people and their families that if they are feeling alone, sad, or having thoughts of suicide, help is available. Here are a few numbers youth and families can contact themselves or on behalf of someone else to get immediate help: • 1 800 SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433). • Youth in BC: 1-866-661-3311 (toll free). Youth in BC is an online crisis service, where you can chat one-on-one with a trained volunteer 24 hours a day. • Aboriginal People Crisis Line: 1-800-588-8717. • Native Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-877209-1266. • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: A free 24-hour hotline in Canada or the United States – 1-800273-8255. • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868. The Kids Help Line is a national organization offering bilingual, 24-hour, toll-free confidential phone counselling, referral and Internet services for children and youth or their parents in English and French. Most children and youth having thoughts of suicide show signs of their distress, although some do not. Some of the changes families and others may see in children and youth who may be at risk for suicide, include: • Talking about suicide or a plan for suicide. • Saying things like, “I’m going to kill myself,” “I wish I were dead,” “I shouldn’t have been born,” “I won’t be a problem for you much longer,” “Nothing matters,” or “It’s no use.” • Making statements about hopelessness,
helplessness or worthlessness. • Complaining of being a bad person or feeling “rotten inside,” refusing help or feeling beyond help. Not tolerating praise or rewards. • Giving away favourite possessions or making a will. • Being preoccupied with death. • Showing a loss of interest in pleasurable activities or things they once cared about. Always feeling bored. • Feeling trapped, increasingly anxious, agitated or angry. • Showing marked personality changes and serious mood changes. • Withdrawing from friends and family. • Expressing plans to seek revenge. • Sleeping all of the time or unable to sleep. • Having trouble concentrating or difficulties with school work.
• Complaining frequently about physical symptoms often related to emotions, such as stomach aches, headaches or fatigue. Changes in eating and sleeping habits. • Showing impulsive behaviours, such as violent actions, rebellious behaviour or running away.
• Increasing or excessive substance use. • Becoming suddenly cheerful after a period of depression (may mean the youth has already made the decision to escape their problems through suicide). The MCFD has several initiatives around the province that aim
to reduce the risk of youth suicide, including the FRIENDS for Life program: www. mcf.gov.bc.ca/mental_health/friends. htm. This is a schoolbased prevention program designed to increase resiliency and reduce anxiety for British Columbia students.
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Students from area local elementary schools gathered for a fun day of playing soccer and making new friends at the Eliza Archie Memorial School’s annual Soccer Jamboree Oct. 12.
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has taken place for 15 mingling and meet- erees came from the years, and this year ing new people. Canim Lake comincluded 140 children “It’s more for fun munity and from Elementary school in Grades 4 through 7 and sportsmanship,” Peter Skene Ogden children from the South from six area schools. says EAMS resource Secondary School Cariboo had a great day Players were teacher Adrian and 100 Mile House of playing soccer and divided randomly Archie. Junior Secondary. meeting new friends into 10 teams, with “It gets the schools at the annual Soccer each given a name of together and with Jamboree hosted by a Canadian province. mixed teams; they Eliza Archie Memorial Students played make new friends. School (EAMS), Oct. three games of 30 Everyone had a good 12. minutes apiece, with time.” NEW The annual event plenty of time left for PRICES!!! Coaches and refNEW LISTINGS
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Pipeline meeting short, not sweet By Tom Fletcher Black Press
Premier Christy Clark’s meeting with Alberta Premier Alison Redford on Oct. 1 lasted only 15 minutes, and didn’t resolve any of their differences about the Enbridge heavy oil pipeline proposal. Clark spoke by phone with reporters after what she described as a “frosty and quite short” meeting with Redford in Calgary. Clark said she reiterated her government’s five conditions for supporting the Northern Gateway pipeline, including one about British Columbia needing a “fair share” of benefits from the line. The other four conditions are for the project to pass a federal environmen-
tal review, and for “world-leading” spill response on land and on water, as well as meeting legal requirements for Aboriginal and treaty rights along the route from northern Alberta to Kitimat. After the meeting, Redford told reporters in Calgary she reiterated her position that giving up any of Alberta’s oil royalties is “a
non-starter.” Redford said she asked Clark to propose other ways that B.C. could increase benefits, but Clark offered no response. “I gave her the opportunity, more than once in the meeting, to say that royalties aren’t on the table, and she didn’t take that.” However, Clark said it’s not her job to find ways of increas-
ing benefits to B.C. “It is up to whoever is going to benefit from this project to come forward and advocate for it. In my view, that’s her. “I said to her today, as it stands right now, there is absolutely no way that British Columbia will support this proposal.” As Clark was preparing for her meeting,
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Taser use diminished significantly under new guidelines TASER… from page 1 The Taser rules also require police to have an automated defibrillator in the car, or in a supervisor’s vehicle in communities of 5,000 people or less. Independent testing of the stun guns is also required, and the rules also apply to all municipal police in B.C. On Oct. 15, RCMP Assistant Commissioner Randy Beck told the committee new training began in 2011. By then, the fallout from the Dziekanski case had led to a steep decrease in use of Tasers. Braidwood noted that so far there has not been a corresponding increase in police use of guns. “Have more police officers been injured while restraining violent subjects, or have officers discovered that other tools in their arsenal, such as training in crisis intervention techniques, have resolved many of these potentially dangerous confrontations without resorting to use of conducted energy weapons?” he asked. “It would appear to be a fruitful area for more research.” Braidwood’s inquiry led not only to new Taser procedures, but also the establishment of B.C.’s new Independent Investigations Office, the civilian-led agency that began work this summer to take control of all policeinvolved incidents that result in death or serious bodily harm. Braidwood said the steps taken since his inquiry have filled a gap in the civilian oversight of police that is “a fundamental tenet that distinguishes Canada from totalitarian or dictatorial states.”
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Around the South Cariboo
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The plants outside Tim Hortons on Highway 97 caught fire just before 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 12. Two members of 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue responded quickly and extinguished it.
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During a book signing on Oct. 12, Williams Lake author Verena Berger, left, and co-owner Kathleen Pearce discuss where Bergerâ€™s first book, Kool-Aid and Cariboo Stew, will be placed on the shelves. Kathleen says she is proud of their selection of books by local writers and the store holds regular book-signings.
Business Development Bank of Canada consultant Michael Eibl was one of the presenters at an information session about the mining industry and its related business opportunities for the local area held in 100 Mile House, Oct. 10. Arlene Jongbloets photo
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Brooke Evans, front left, and Chelsea Rolland display a quality art print, while auctioneers Larry Jordan, back left, and Wayne Pincott and fundraising chair Ken Ferris handle the bids at the alwayspopular Ducks Unlimited dinner and auction Oct. 13.
Vancouver rock band Proud Animal, with Barbara Adler on the accordion, was at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School on Oct. 16, on their ReachOut Psychosis tour. The group speaks to students about identifying and stopping psychosis in its early stage. The BC Schizophrenia Society backs the tour.
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Clark vows construction projects By Tom Fletcher Black Press
Premier Christy Clark announced $207 million worth of accelerated capital projects, including roadwork, school and hospital improvements in her speech to close the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) convention. Clark said accelerated projects will
be announced in the weeks ahead, including school improvements in Nanaimo, Campbell River, Houston, Surrey, Richmond, Mission, Maple Ridge and West Vancouver. â€œThese are new projects that we can get started this year, but this capital investment is not new money,â€? Clark told a Victoria convention hall packed
with local politicians. â€œIt is money we have saved from pinching our pennies, and I am very proud of that.â€? Clark also pledged the four-laning the last 240 kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway from Kamloops to the Alberta border, a project expected to cost $650 million over the next 10 years. The commitment adds $509 million to the
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K O O L WEEK OF OCTOBER 21 TO 27, 2012
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There is a lot of confusion in the air, but you wonâ€™t go against the flow. Let yourself be guided by your intuition and you will experience a wave of creativity.
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Time is a rare commodity for many of us. Even though you are skilful in managing your own time, you will have to wait a while for some other people. GEMINI
You may very well start dreaming of a vacation in the sun now that the cooler weather has arrived. Redoubling your efforts at work might help you be able to afford a little travel treat. CANCER
If you are artistic, you will be able to create a masterpiece this week. On the romantic front, you will start a project that will cement your relationship. LEO
Keep an active social life if you want to stay close to your friends. The idea of selling or buying a property is tickling your mind. VIRGO
Even though you have to devote more time to a project than youâ€™d planned to, in the end you will feel really proud of yourself. Enjoy the sense of having done your duty. LIBRA
You are proud of your appearance in general, but buying some new clothes or sprucing yourself up in some other way will raise your self-esteem.
Puzzle No. 636
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46. Backbone 49. Sulk 51. Young fellow 52. Corrosive stuff 54. Sticky strip 58. In the past 59. Frigid 60. ____ go bragh 61. Congeal 62. Weeding implements 63. Marsh plant DOWN 1. That woman 2. Haunch 3. Wrath 4. Annoy 5. Tantrums 6. Real estate measure 7. Fawnâ€™s mom 8. Foe 9. Corridor 10. Certain woodwind 11. Household animals 19. Beast of burden
21. Hymn closer 22. Ember 23. OfďŹ cial helper 24. Open delight 25. Equipment 28. Charity donations 29. ____ whiz! 31. Dime or nickel 32. Gap 33. â€œ____ the Lonelyâ€? 35. Epidermis 40. Ostrichlike bird 43. Instruct 45. Aquatic mammal 46. Smelting waste 47. Book leaf 48. Graven image, e.g. 49. Heap 50. Betting numbers 53. Doveâ€™s cry 55. Have being 56. Pecan or mince 57. Conclusion FOR ANSWER: See the Oct 24th FREE PRESS
If youâ€™re expecting visitors this week, you will be tempted to clean the house thoroughly. This wonâ€™t be a bad thing, as you will get rid of a lot of clutter by throwing out some useless things. SAGITTARIUS
Your comings and goings will be rife with complications this week. You are likely to experience some frustration in communicating with people; perhaps you will have to wait a long time for someone to return your call.
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You might be called on to put in a few hours of overtime at work. You are looking forward to your next paycheque, even though your new schedule doesnâ€™t please your loved ones.
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You experience some disappointment when starting a new job or a large-scale project. With a bit of patience and some serious discussions youâ€™ll be pleased with the results. PISCES
After working diligently at the office you need to take a break. Try to think about yourself now. An outing or even a short trip will help you to recharge your batteries.
Quit. Before your time runs out.
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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.
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FURN 1bdrm log home for rent, 108 R. Nov 1st 650.00 see Craigslist. 604-741-7708. HORSE LAKE waterfront, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, w/d, close to school. Newly renovated. $750/month. 250-395-2006. NEW 2 bdrm, one bath home, within walking distance to 100 Mile and all amenities. NS, NP. Prefer 50+. $750/mon plus utilities. 250-593-2239.
Suites, Lower 2 BDRM bsmt suite, private entry, laundry, near elementary school. NP, NS. Utilities included. In 100 Mile. $700/mon. 250-395-1311.
2 BDRM. daylight basement suite. Wood heat. Gateway area.$495/mo. plus utilities. (250)706-9701 or (250)3954602.
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.
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REFURBISHED: 3 bdrms & bath, (all new) upstairs, livingroom, kitchen, dining area downstairs, and basement. Close to 100 Mile Soccer Fields. $650 + utilities. 250395-3595 or 250-395-0921. Avail. Nov. 1. Prefer no pets.
Auto Accessories/Parts FOUR good used winter tires, 185/75/14 with 60-70 per cent tread. First $150 takes them. Call 250-395-3267.
Cars - Domestic 1989 DYNASTY for parts. Excellent condition. Great prices. 250-396-4414 after 6pm.
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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.
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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
2 BDRM house, Horse Lake area. N/P, N/S. $725/mon. DD req. 1 yr. lease 250-609-1118. 3 BDRM, 1 1/2 baths, carport, NP, NS, minutes to 100 Mile. Refs. $100 move in bonus. 250-396-4070, 604-732-0131. 3 BEDROOM home w fridge, stove, washer/dryer. Large lot close to school, store, post ofﬁce, liquor store, hardware store, library, day care, pets ok. Available Nov 15. $800/mo plus utilities. 4606 Canim-Hendrix. Ph. 250-320-6847 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 3 BR, 2 bath, spacious livingroom, kitchen, recroom, laundry room with washer and dryer. Fully fenced backyard, well behaved pets ok. Fridge, stove, dishwasher incld. Cariboo Trail at 9th Street. Avail. Nov 1st. $975. Call 250-3954664 or toll free cell 1-877395-4644.
1999 Dodge Caravan. As is. $400 obo. 250-396-4154
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Morning snack... Students Carly Ruscheinsky, left, and Danickah Pasanen enjoyed a morning snack served by Gwen Scott who operates the Breakfast for Learning program at Horse Lake Elementary School. Through grant opportunities, the program operates three mornings a week, with a goal of being able to provide the service on every school day.
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Good bargain... Irene Green, left, and Mireille Walry discussed prices during the Sulphurous Lake District Volunteer Firefighters Association’s annual Thanksgiving Sale on Oct. 6.
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