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Locals for, against New Prosperity Mine get on speakers list Deadline looms for written comments on Taseko’s Environmental Impact Statement Carole Rooney

“I’m interested in the whole review, making sure that just facts come Three South Cariboo out, and ... so we can see residents have been if they are eliminating accepted as one of the any political input, not 31 people with Interested giving sway to any left or Party status by the Federal right side of it.” Review Panel He adds to for the proposed ensure that New Prosperity detail is proGold-Copper vided, he’s Mine project. listing a “whole This means bunch of questhey are eligitions” he wants ble to apply to answered at speak at public the review. hearings slated “ Ta s e k o to begin soon on says it is going Taseko Mines to save the Ltd.’s proposed lake, [in part] mine in the by recirculatGary Young Chilcotin. ing the water ... Cariboowhat happens Chilcotin Independent after the mine goes? Who candidate Gary Young is going to be there to says he applied as recirculate it? There’s no an Interested Party way the lake is going to because what’s going to function like it used to.” happen at the mine site is Meanwhile, local “obviously of interest” to resident Len Doucette Williams Lake, 100 Mile says he asked the comHouse and the rest of the mittee to include him riding. as an Interested Party Young says he will because he wants to help report back to riding ensure the mine goes forresidents to offer a non- ward. partisan view of the “I’m just really conproceedings. cerned about the future economy for the Cariboo. The forest industry is on The Voice of the a decline, the populaSouth Cariboo Since tion of 100 Mile House is on a decline, schools are 1960 [potentially] closing ... we How to reach us: Ph: 250-395-2219 need the work.” Fax: 250-395-3939 Looking at the others www.100milefreepress.net mail@100milefreepress.net on the committee’s list, PM 40021189 he thinks it is “pretty unbalanced” with perhaps about 70 per cent of Free Press

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Stunning… Canim Lake Band’s Mary Thomas modeled her hand-made basic traditional regalia during the well-attended Fashion with a Heart fashion show on Oct. 20. The fashion show, which took place at 100 Mile Community Hall, was organized by the St. Jude’s Catholic Women’s League in support of the Shirley Case SchoolBOX project and other local charities.

Senior’s minister converses with council Carole Rooney Free Press

The potential for 100 Mile House to become recognized as an agefriendly community was on the docket in the district council chambers when Minister of State for Seniors Ralph Sultan visited on Oct. 16. The newly appointed minister, who noted he turns 80 next June, was escorted by Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett to visit with residents at Carefree Manor and

Creekside Seniors Activity Centre. Then it was on to a meeting with mayor and council about what “age-friendly” means, and discussions on what funding might be available to pursue achieving it. Sultan said the aging population in the province is bringing about changes. “The focus of the government in terms of ‘age friendly’ has shifted from trying to build enough residential-care facilities, of which you already have several wonderful places [here] ... to making it more

possible for people to continue to live at home. “Over 95 per cent of seniors [in British Columbia] live at home, and some of them don’t do too well.” Seniors can be helped to stay at home through supports, such as transportation, home repairs, house cleaning and the “vital” need for being part of a social network, he explained, not only through funding, but also volunteers. See SENIORS… page A7


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Businesses strategize with minister ENTERTAINMENT Carole Rooney Free Press

One of the new provincial ministers on Premier Christy Clark’s revamped roster appeared in 100 Mile House within one month of being appointed. Minister of State for Small Business and Regulatory Reform Naomi Yamamoto appeared as a special guest of the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce at roundtable discussions recently. She asked the 21 local businesspersons in attendance what her ministry could do to further improve the outlook for small businesses in the South Cariboo. Clark’s government already leads Canada with the lowest personal income tax rates, Yamamoto said, as well as in regulatory requirements, reduced by 42 per cent in the past decade. “What I am doing is talking to small businesses to find out how we can help them thrive in British Columbia.” Government needs to look at spe-

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100 Mile House Councillor Spence Henderson, left, networked with Small Business and Regulatory Reform Minister Naomi Yamamoto and Ainsworth Engineered Canada LP RPF Woodlands Manager Rick Takagi at a luncheon held by the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce, Oct. 9.

I think the most valuable thing you can give back to small business owners is time.”

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cific sectors, such as agriculture, tourism, and the high-tech sectors, to ask what help they need to operate effectively, she explained. While large businesses have people to deal with red tape and regulations, the minister noted those

take valuable time away from small business owners, as well as from families and communities. “Especially in a place like 100 Mile House or Williams Lake, you’re looking at people who aren’t just business owners; you’re looking at

people who are huge volunteers — they’re part of the Rotary Club, they’re raising money for a foundation, they’re coaching kids in soccer or Little League — they’re always doing something. “I think the most valuable thing you can give back to small business owners is time.” She said 98 per cent of businesses in the province are small

businesses, defined as those with less than 50 employees, and of those, the majority has fewer than five employees. “B.C. actually leads the country in terms of small businesses, and small business start-ups.” When the national economy took a nosedive in the fall of 2008, small businesses kept the B.C. economy strong with employment

levels experiencing only a 0.5 per cent hit, the new minister explained, while large businesses reduced staff by almost nine per cent. Yamamoto added she is “really comfortable” in her new role. “My 22 years of owning my own small business certainly prepared me for this job. And prior to that, I worked for my family’s small businesses for 10 years.” The North Va n c o u v e r - b a s e d entrepreneur said she developed her own business, now sold, to provide graphic design and digital printing to serve the “huge” television industry in B.C. with printed props and “set-dec” (backdrops). Now, Yamamoto is looking at red tape and regulatory reform, to reduce or eliminate aspects such as duplication of paperwork or the need to speak with “six or seven different people to get an answer.” “... B.C. has done a really good job; I just want to make sure we don’t stop.”

MINE… from page A1 Interested Parties stacked He notes there has against the mine, so those been no word yet on any who want to support the public hearing dates or project need to attend the locations. hearings. However, local “If I can get a environmentalist couple hundred Patricia Spencer people to show up says she applied at these hearings as an Interested ... what I want to Party to voice do is overwhelm concerns. the review panel “There are with sheer nummany problems bers.” associated with the Doucette adds New Prosperity he is “definitely mine proposed at for protecting the Patricia Spencer Fish Lake.” environment,” The “new” but feels British proposal is basiColumbia is the “best cally Option 2 under the place” to mine with ade- original plan, which, she quate measures in place says, Taseko Mines and for that. the Federal Review Panel

The previous Federal Review Panel concluded the ‘Tsilhqot’in Nation would suffer the unfathomable loss of their long-standing cultural connection to [Fish Lake] even if the lake itself was preserved’.”

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determined at the time would be “worse” than the plan to drain Fish Lake. “The current proposal will turn Little Fish Lake, located upstream of Fish Lake, into a tailings pond. Eighty per cent of Fish Lake’s spawning habitat would be destroyed, and there is a strong possibility that, over time, contaminants

from the tailings pond would leak downstream into Fish Lake and other areas.” Spencer adds the mine is a potential threat to migrating salmon in nearby river systems, as well as impacting local First Nations people, who strongly oppose the project. “The previous Federal

Review Panel concluded the ‘Tsilhqot’in Nation would suffer the unfathomable loss of their long-standing cultural connection to [Fish Lake] even if the lake itself was preserved’.” To view Taseko’s plans for the surrounding waters, visit the website at www.tasekomines. com and select the video, Preserving Fish Lake. Written comments on Taseko’s recently submitted Environmental Impact Statement will be accepted by the panel until Nov. 11. For more information, visit the federal website at news.gc.ca/web/articleeng.do?nid=696939.


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I wasn’t scheduled to speak, but I had to get up [during the question period] and comment on it.”

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett said she felt her verbal presentation in Kamloops on Oct. 11 was “well received” the change. by the Federal “I said, ‘I have Electoral Boundaries done my math, and Commission for this does fit within British Columbia. your 25 per cent’.” She joined several The MLA noted other local representa- she feels the three tives who individually panel members were put forward objections listening. to the panel’s District of proposal to 100 Mile House redraw fedCouncillor eral electoral S p e n c e boundaries Henderson to place 100 said he is also Mile House “quite encourand Cariboo aged” by the Regional panel’s initial Donna District (CRD) response to his Barnett Area G within presentation, a proposed and felt the new Chilliwack- reception was good. Fraser Canyon riding. “I was just about Barnett added she finished my presentatold the panel some- tion and Justice [John times change can be E.] Hall - the head good, but not in this of the three of them, case. said: ‘So, you think “I said, ‘this type of that 100 Mile House change will not make and Area G should be things better; it will kept in Kamloops’ ... make life more dif- and I said yes, and he ficult for the people said ‘well, that makes of 100 Mile House, sense’. That’s all I 108 Mile Ranch and wanted him to say.” Lac la Hache, and it The other two commakes no common missioners on the sense’.” panel told him they She informed the have “heard lots” from panel about the various shared services for the South Cariboo within the current riding, with Kamloops as a hub for certain other key functions. The panel is allowed a 25 per cent leeway in population numbers when it moves riding boundaries, so Barnett pointed to that as a way out of making

Bill Hadden other South Cariboo organizations and individuals, which the councillor said, “meant a lot, too.” Henderson added he told the panel he was speaking for the South Cariboo community as a whole, not just the municipality. The entire South Cariboo must stay in the current riding to remain interconnected, he noted, and to separate them would be “stupid.” “[Chilliwack] is five hours away, so our representation would pretty much dry up and disappear.” While the current riding would retain

the sizable surrounding areas of CRD Area L and Area H, Henderson added he “doubts” KamloopsThompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod would retain a satellite office in the South Cariboo. Coun. Bill Hadden also attended the hearing, and spoke briefly after being “flabbergasted” by a suggestion put forward that Area G join a Prince George riding. “I wasn’t scheduled to speak, but I had to get up [during the question period] and comment on it. I was just astounded that anybody would suggest we should go north or south, said Hadden. “My comment to them was that they should do their homework before they come out with

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trains, automobiles and ferries - as well as at venture capital because tourism for the most part is a fairly capital-intensive business. “In rural British Columbia, investors look at access, and also at aspects of land cost, property taxes and taxationrelated issues as the core fundamentals.” He adds tourism entrepreneurs should be prepared for skills training and budget for it. Meanwhile, 108 Golf Resort general manager Jeff Kendy says the resort’s tourism business doesn’t have a lot of turnover, so creative hiring practices involve getting in contact with Horton Ventures’ Community Employment Services in 100 Mile House. “We inquire into what subsidies are available, and then create a job at the resort based on the subsidy criteria,” Kendy says. “Then if the person hired has the qualities we are looking for in an employee, we keep that person after the subsidy expires.”

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Cariboo a mining treasure trove Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

The mining industry has potential for growth in the South Cariboo, according to Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations South-CentralKamloops regional geologist James Britton. He made the statement when he addressed more than 60 people from the local business community at a mining information session. The Business

Development Bank of Canada and the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce jointly hosted the session in the Red Rock Grill conference room Oct. 10. Britton talked about the various exploration projects currently active in the area and told the audience members how they could profit from it. He described the Cariboo as a busy area of mineral exploration with good potential. Britton noted there are more than

100 active properties in the ThompsonOkanagan-Cariboo Region and 25 are considered to be major. “Many are in the Cariboo. We live in a treasure box.” The South Cariboo sits in the Quesnel Trough, which he described as the deposit factory for the region. He noted there is a lot of exploration going on in the area between 100 Mile House and Williams Lake. The successful Gibraltar Mine near

Williams Lake is an example of its potential, he added. Owned by Taseko Mines, it’s the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada and the largest employer in the Cariboo region. One of Taseko’s big hopes for the future is their proposed New Prosperity copper-gold proposed, northwest of 100 Mile House. The company’s proposal is currently under federal review. Even closer to home is GWR

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“Probably the biggest ‘killer’ of all is isolation, and not having anyone to talk to. So, that is becoming increasingly a focus of the government. His ministry is spending $16 million in 18 communities on a pilot basis, but he noted 100 Mile House is not on that initial project list. “We missed one, but this is only the beginning. “If you want to ‘preach to the choir’ in Victoria with an age-friendly proposal, one suggestion is, you couch your proposal in terms of what [the District of] 100 Mile House plans to do to make it possible for more seniors to keep living at home.” Councillor Ralph Fossum said he became “fired up” about the idea of the municipality obtaining status as an age-friendly community at the recent Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, and has just begun to work toward bringing the rest of council on board. “We have a ‘differ-

ent breed’ of seniors in the Cariboo. I’m going to say that ... if you’re going to live in the Cariboo, you have to be spunky.” This seems to mesh with Fossum’s vision of age-friendly, as he noted that while the aspect of wheelchair accessibility is “fine,” he has a concept for also focusing on helping active seniors in the community retain their mobility and

independence. Council intends to submit applications to Sultan’s new ministry for one or two grants that have a maximum of $20,000 each, Fossum explained, by the deadline of Nov. 16. He noted Sultan’s visit makes council feel “a little bit like we are at the top of the list,” to which the minister replied: “you are not ‘near’ the top,

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ourism jobs are an important segment of BC’s economic mix and are often seen as the answer to a changing job market. But, there are issues for both the employee and the employer. From an employee’s perspective the jobs are seasonal, often at the low end of the pay scale, ranging from a minimum wage job at $10.25 to a high of $18. An employee at the minimum wage of $10.25, with full-time employment, is left below the poverty level of $18,421 after taxes. With a monthly income of $1500 and rent of $500 not much is left. Housing can also be an issue, with towns like Whistler, Fernie and Wells/Barkerville not having sufficient reasonable housing, or any housing at all, for seasonal employees. As workers seek a bed this often results in overcrowding, a low net income or commuting for an hour. For employers some of the same issues affect their ability to find suitable employees at an affordable wage. With the Canadian dollar at par, new US passport rules and a world wide recession, American cross border traffic has plumeted. Only 30 percent of Americans, for instance, have passports; and Canadian fuel is more expensive. Yet, at the same time more Canadians are taking advantage of our strong loonie to cross-border shop or travel south for vacations. BC businesses are reporting a drop in American visitors of from 10 to 60 percent. This means a shorter tourist season with more seasonal fluctuation. In this economic climate a shorter tourism season or a decline in visitors can result in fewer staff being hired, increased layoffs or a shorter employment season. Employers can find themselves between a rock and hard place: they need a shorter season to maximize and condense income and minimize expenses, yet to find suitable employees they need to offer enough weeks for EI payments. The general requirement for northern BC is a minimum of 23 weeks or 490 hours. So, if an employer offers a full-time June to September job of 14 weeks, it will only just make the minimum hours required, but not the required number of weeks. Many employees who do not work in the winter will then be left without EI coverage. So, shorten the season to reduce costs, and lose potential employees. A tough choice. The solution is not going to be a quick fix Cariboo idea. It is a world wide recession, a border long passport issue and a national financial issue. But Caribooites and Canadians can help our local resorts and businesses by shopping local (not many in the Cariboo cross-border shop) and thinking more about staycations.

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An action plan for healthy forests With the release of ‘Beyond the Beetle: A Mid-Term Timber Supply Action Plan’, we have outlined a clear strategy to help our forests recover from the damage done by the mountain pine beetle infestation. Unfortunately, the release of the action plan has led to the spread of misinformation. Government is not advocating logging in reserves. Reserves have been set up to manage crucial wildlife habitat, biodiversity, viewscapes and old growth forests. Those reserves are important and need to be kept. If a community believes the reserves no longer serve these purposes, it can initiate a discussion with government. Only then would government consider altering any of those designations. Along with having community support, any proposed changes must be ecologically sound and supported by science. Managing our forests is a complex issue, but the outcome we all want is simple: an industry that continues to support workers and communities. With this plan, we’re building on the $884 million we have spent since 2001 fighting the infestation and its environmental and economic impacts. We’re advocating for better use of the wood in beetle-affected areas, as opposed to increasing the number of trees cut. Not all beetle-damaged timber will supply sawmills, but it

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GUEST SHOT will supply the growing wood bioeconomy sector. Any areas harvested will be reforested with improved seed and start to contribute ecological values sooner than they might otherwise. The action plan includes a 10-year forest inventory plan, with the first five years focused on re-inventorying the hardest-hit beetle areas - work which is already well underway. Critics say this work should have started sooner, but while the beetle epidemic was at its peak, the everchanging landscape of the beetle’s destruction made it difficult to carry out a comprehensive inventory. We are investing in innovative silviculture practices to grow more trees and grow them faster, and are working with licensees on comprehensive plans that cover the entire timber supply areas. These plans are focused on growing trees and healthy forests to preserve water, wildlife, visuals and other values. These five-year plans include our latest knowledge about the effects of climate change and fire management planning. The action plan proposes legislation to convert volume-based forest licences to area-based forest licences

- but these conversions would only occur through local conversations and after consultation. We will also create a new supplemental forest licence to increase bioeconomy opportunities. In 2001, our government inherited a forest industry that demanded reform - mired in out-dated and inefficient policies that were oblivious to a global marketplace. Despite unprecedented challenges, including the crash of the United States housing market and the pine beetle infestation, we’ve implemented innovative and progressive measures to reclaim a position as a global leader in sustainable forestry. Working together with communities, First Nations and industry, our accomplishments are many and varied, including new markets in Asia, a burgeoning bioeconomy sector, increased local participation in forestry through community forests and First Nation tenures, and new value-added wood building products like cross-laminated timber. Based on the unanimous recommendations of an all-party legislative committee, ‘Beyond the Beetle: A Mid-Term Timber Supply Action Plan’ will position communities, First Nations and workers, so they can prosper from a post-beetle forest industry in B.C.’s Interior. Steve Thomson is the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

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influential to fail To the editor: Right-wing politicians like to lecture us on how competition in an unencumbered free-enterprise system keeps the economy efficient and the corporations accountable. However, when one corporation, be it a Wall Street bank or an Albertan beef-processing plant, gains a stranglehold on a single segment of the economy, it quickly becomes a law onto itself. Instead of enforcing regulations, which have evolved over time to protect employees and the public, politicians pander to the company’s highpaid lobbyists. XL Foods took a big hit to its bottom line while its Brooks plant was shut down, but profits will soon start rolling in again. When a single plant

processes 35 per cent of Canada’s beef, the operators of that plant will find ways to increase their margins and recoup these recent short-term losses. Don’t hold your breath waiting for XL Foods to pay for all the damage its done through its negligence, and don’t be surprised if their lobbyists manage to finagle some of your tax dollars out of our glad-handing politicians. Taxpayers might just end up paying for an expensive government-sponsored advertising campaign to try and restore confidence in the Canadian beef industry, and XL Foods might just end up laughing all the way to the bank. Lloyd Atkins Vernon

New TV season means more taxpayer-funded government ads To the editor: For Canadians, the return of new primetime TV this fall means more than new episodes of the Big Bang Theory and Amazing Race. It also means being treated to an exhaustive barrage of taxpayer-funded ads from the government of Canada. That’s not to say the government only advertises on TV, far from it. However, highcost advertising space on these shows seems to be favourite ad spots for KamloopsThompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod and the Conservatives. Ever taken the time to wonder just how much taxpayers like you pay for those ads? To give you an idea, two years ago the government of Canada’s total

advertising budget was bigger than the entire Canadian beer industry combined. We’re not talking small change here. Remember, because the federal government has been running large deficits since 2008, all of that ad money is borrowed. After borrowing $416 million to pay for government ads over the last five years, taxpayers are now paying about $23,000 a day just to cover the interest costs, even with historically low interest rates. So when you see the next ad, ask yourself, “Do I feel like I got my money’s worth from that?” If you feel ripped off, make sure you let Mrs. McLeod know. John McCallum, Liberal MP Treasury Board critic

VICTORIA – There was palpable disappointment among reporters when Greenpeace organizers clarified that U.S. actors Daryl Hannah and Mark Ruffalo weren’t actually going to join the sit-in against heavy oil pipeline proposals at the B.C. legislature on Monday. I was disappointed too. I would have liked to learn more about what a washed-up mermaid and an easily confused Incredible Hulk really believe about the North American oil industry. In the spirit of celebrity slacktivism, both sent statements of support. To be fair, Ruffalo may still be busy searching for the “truth” about 9/11. In 2007 he declared that the official U.S. government report on the terrorist attacks was “completely illegitimate” because “buildings don’t fall down like that.” I wonder what the relatives of those aboard the hijacked airliners think of him. Hannah has had lots of free time since starring in the 1984 mermaid fantasy Splash. Now she’s mostly famous for getting arrested, and she did so again in Texas on Oct. 3, standing in front of earthmoving equipment building the southern section of the Keystone XL pipeline. It’s worth noting that the project Hannah tried to stop has the support of the Barack Obama administration. The southern section from Cushing, Oklahoma oil storage facilities to Texas refineries is indeed being built by the sinister foreign TransCanada Corp., but it doesn’t carry the dreaded Canadian “tar sands” oil that eco-celebrities are convinced will end life on Earth as we know it.

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BC VIEWS It’s the northern section that Obama has temporarily opposed, after fervent demonstrations such as the one in Washington DC where Hannah’s first celebrity arrest occurred in 2011. At that time, Hannah recited the familiar talking points of the U.S. environmentalists who exclusively target Alberta. In a new book, oil sands pioneer and Suncor founder Rick George dissects Hannah’s claims, and asks why they were reported so widely and uncritically. Hannah claimed “the contribution to the carbon in the atmosphere is unprecedented.” George cites a Royal Society of Canada report that concludes the entire oil sands operation is responsible for five per cent of Canadian emissions. Fossil-fuelled electricity generation is 16 per cent of Canada’s total. Vehicles and other transportation account for 27 per cent. “How does the oil sands contribution possibly qualify as unprecedented?” George asks.

Another Hannah quote: “I’ve been hearing about how many people have cancer that live downstream from the tar sands project.” Canadians heard that too, thanks in large part to an alarmist CBC documentary by David Suzuki featuring jet-set movie director James Cameron. George describes how this allegation was made in 2006 by a doctor who claimed a cluster of rare bile cancer cases in the remote village of Fort Chipewyan, and blamed it on oil sands mining. Headlines blared around the world. George details the Alberta Health Services study that followed, identifying three such cases in 12 years. Statistically higher, yes. A general risk, no. Other types of cancer in Fort Chip were lower than the general population. This finding was endorsed by Australian, New Zealand, U.S. and Canadian researchers. The doctor who diagnosed the original bile cancers admitted: “These results were based on a small number of cases – there is no cause for alarm.” Was this news trumpeted around the world? You can guess the answer. My point here isn’t to make fun of ill-informed celebrities. It’s to counteract the fawning, scientifically ignorant coverage they are routinely given by the mainstream media. And I’m not promoting the oil sands or pipelines. I’m saying they should be considered based on facts, not foolishness. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

Canada will be judged by Tories choices To the editor: The world has become too small for an us-versus-them perspective. Yet when the Stephen Harper federal government disproportionately cuts development aid, I believe the implication is they — the world’s children — do not matter. At the 2010 G8 meeting, Canada pledged increased support for child and maternal aid, and yet they slashed the aid budget. The argument is austerity, and yet the $300 million they have cut is the price of a single new fighter jet the government wants to purchase. Three dollars per Canadian per year would save the lives of millions. We know how

to make an enormous difference with very little money. There might never be enough, but Canada’s aid budget falls far below most other Western

nations, although we have the healthiest economy. This isn’t necessity; it is choice. Three dollars a day, a fighter jet or countless human lives – that is the choice.

The world is watching and we will be known by the choice our government makes. Nathaniel Poole Victoria

Canadians need to be informed about Canada/China treaty To the editor: I write to inform fellow Canadians of the Canada China Investment Treaty that (Prime Minister Stephen) Harper is attempting to keep secret before signing it in two weeks. The treaty would be the beginning of a sellout to China of our natural resources, sovereignty and crumble our democracy in secrecy. This is a frightening idea to me and I urge people to get informed by reading Green Party MP Elizabeth May’s

(environmental lawyer) opinion at www.greenparty.ca/stop-the-sellout, and find petition to Chairman (I mean) Prime Minister Harper asking for parliamentary debate at www.leadnow.ca and read the treaty agreement online. I think this treaty cannot be good for a huge majority of Canadians and we must stand up against this potential sell out to China. Patty Tawiyaka 100 Mile House


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Newsbeat Around the province Woman survives suicide attempt KAMLOOPS - A woman was rushed to hospital on Thursday, Oct. 18, after apparently attempting suicide in the drunk tank at the Kamloops RCMP’s Battle Street detachment. The woman, whose name and age are not being released, was in custody after being picked up by police for public intoxication and causing a disturbance. At about 11:30 p.m., paramedics were called to the RCMP cellblock for a report of a prisoner in cardiac arrest. “It was a female prisoner who had tied a piece of clothing around her neck and attempted to choke herself,” Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned told KTW. “She was released from our custody into medical care.” Learned said the prisoner was breathing when she was taken away from the cellblock by ambulance. She is expected to make a full recovery. According to Learned, the woman will not face criminal charges and was arrested for her own personal safety.

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Do you support the idea of a water park for 100 Mile House?

Jasun James Horse Lake Of course I do. I’ve lived here since 1982 and it’s about time we had that. If they put in a pool, I’d use it. I go to 108 Mile Ranch to swim now.

Cameron Gallahan Horse Lake I think it would be great. There’s nowhere to swim here, so we need that, too.

Gloria Yaniw Ladysmith I don’t live here anymore, but I do support the idea for the young people.

Karen McLean Horse Lake Oh yes, definitely. I think it will be great for the kids.

West Fraser to build new planer

WILLIAMS LAKE - West Fraser will construct a new planer at its Williams Lake Sawmill, general manager Matt Ketcham announced Friday (Oct. 9) afternoon. “I am honoured to share some good news, not only for the company, but for the town of Williams Lake,” Ketcham said. Outlining the company’s history, starting out in 1957 by three Ketcham brothers with a one-line planer in Quesnel, Ketcham said it’s been the company’s culture to reinvest in its employees and its facilities to maintain a strong global position. The company will rebuild the planer complex and modernize its equipment. “I believe this will contribute to the longterm success of not only the mill, but for our people. This division has been part of the company since 1957 and the sawmill was rebuilt in 1989,” Ketcham said, adding the new complex will be built close to the existing one.

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C ap sule C omments The Canadian Cancer Society reportedd a 21% drop in cancer deaths in men between ee the years of 1988 and 2007. For women, tthe drop was only 9% mainly due to the fact that women took longer to cut back on smoking than men. The classic symbol of the prescription is the Rx sign. It is from the Latin verb recipere meaning “to take”. The symbol is often found on doctors’ prescription pads implying the patient to take this medicine. The good nutrition that pregnancy requires should continue during breastfeeding as well. In fact, eating a bit more (400-500 more calories per day) is indicated. There is no special diet for breastfeeding moms but it should include whole grains, fruits and vegetables and enough water each daily to keep hydrated. If the urine is too dark, drink more water. The number of totally new drugs in the research “pipeline” is increasing. These are new molecular entities, not “me too” type variations of medications already on the market. There is a trend to looking for medicines for rarer, under-treated diseases like melanoma, lupus and hepatitis C....good news for sufferers of those diseases.

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RCMP involved in lengthy standoff Around 5:45 a.m. on Oct. 16, the 100 Mile House RCMP received a call from a distraught female advising her husband had taken a rifle in his pickup truck to confront loggers who were logging a cut block near their home. The man told his family he felt the logging was contaminating the home’s water supply. Police attended and met up with the man’s two adult sons who were able to negotiate a rifle away from their father. However, it was unknown if he had other weapons with him. When police attempted to negotiate with him via phone, the suspect ran away on foot and secured two of his horses, some survival rations and warm clothing. He then confronted

police; there was a short standoff and the male fled on horseback back into the bush. People living in the immediate area as well as the loggers were evacuated from the area for their safety. Police called in the police helicopter, and after several minutes in the air, officers were able to pinpoint

the location of the man several kilometres from the initial standoff. The suspect had armed himself with knives and was hiding inside a Quonset. However, he fled into the bush on foot from the Quonset when he heard the police helicopter. Police were able

to contain the area to prevent the suspect from leaving. He finally surrendered and was apprehended around 2 p.m. Several Criminal Code charges are being recommended against the 51-yearold 100 Mile House resident, including possessing a weapon dangerous to the

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public and firearms offences. He has been released into hospital custody with strict conditions and a court date has been set in January 2013 at the 100 Mile House Provincial Court.

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Complaint nets drunk driver POLICE REPORT 100 Mile RCMP responded to 77 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Flipping out On Oct. 21 at approximately 9:30 a.m. the driver of a Ford pickup lost control of his southbound vehicle on Highway

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97 near the 93 Mile Loop Road. The vehicle slid across the northbound driving lane and went into the ditch where it impacted the ground and flipped, end-to-end, several times. The vehicle was damaged extensively. Emergency crews checked the two male occupants. The driver was taken to 100 Mile House Hospital with minor injuries. The passen-

ger was not injured. Road conditions and speed are believed to be contributing factors to this collision. No charges have been laid at this time.

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Road near Highway 97. Two witnesses pointed out a vehicle, the driver of which had been acting in a peculiar fashion. Police pulled over the driver as he was attempting to leave the scene. The driver displayed symptoms of having consumed liquor. An approved screening device was administered at the scene and the result was a fail. The driver

declined to provide another sample. As the driver met the criteria, he was issued a 90-day immediate driving prohibition and his vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 day. The driver ’s behavior continued to deteriorate during the traffic stop. He was arrested and held in custody until he was deemed fit for release. The 45-year-old male resident of

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Forest Grove is also being investigated for possession of cocaine. No charges have been forwarded at this time. Drive safe 100 Mile RCMP would like to remind the motoring public that winter driving conditions are here again. Road conditions can deteriorate rapidly. The public is encouraged to reduce their driving speed to avoid collisions.

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Byelection called for Zone 3 trustee A local government byelection has been called for Dec. 15 to fill the position of School District #27 Zone 3 trustee vacated by Pattie Baker in early September. Nomination packages for the Zone

3-District of 100 Mile House trustee are available at the municipal office at 385 Birch Ave., during regular office hours. The chief election officer will accept nominations beginning at 9 a.m. on Oct.

31 and ending at 4 p.m. on Nov. 9. Anyone who wishes to run, or nominate someone to run, in the byelection should take note of the qualifications required for the local government office.

Liberal government’s gag law stifled once again Carole Rooney Free Press

The second attempt by the B.C. Liberal government to restrict third-party election advertising, by extending spending limits before a campaign, has been turned down by the B.C. Court of Appeal. The three-judge panel unanimously decided that placing restrictions on political advertising for 40 days before the formal 28-day election campaign period is an infringement of rights to free speech. Cariboo-Chilcotin Liberal MLA Donna Barnett says in her personal opinion‚ which doesn’t speak for her government‚ she’s against the idea of invoking such laws.

“I feel that there should be freedom of speech. If people choose to spend money promoting one ideological philosophy over another, that should be up to them.” However, Barnett says she doesn’t support “attack” ads. “If someone wishes to buy an ad to support positive information to supply the public with the facts, I don’t have a problem with it.” However, both of Barnett’s opponents in the next election support the idea of some form of a “gag” law. Cariboo-Chilcotin Independent candidate Gary Young says both timing and advertising dollars should be limited. See GAG… page A19

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Province pledges to revamp negotiations Carole Rooney Free Press

Premier Christy Clark has announced a review of the bargaining process with teachers that will see government engage with the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and other education stakeholders on how best to make systemic improvements. Intended to be in place before the next round of bargaining in June 2013, Clark says consultations will cover everything related to the teachers’ collective bargaining structure and process. The premier adds that in no other sector does bargaining so consistently generate stress, strikes and disruption. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says the review is a “positive step forward.” Noting she doesn’t know what happens in every sector, Barnett says the bargaining stalemates and teachers’ strikes that have been going on for decades are “very stressful” for an “awful lot of people” and cause “total” disruption.

“Anything that can it has not followed be done to improve through on that promrelationships ise in the past. and to improve “It’s ‘conthe bargaining sul-told’ not process should ‘consul-ted’.” be considered H o w e v e r, [and worked Clark explains at] by all para key goal for ties. If what government you are doing is to create a Joan Erb isn’t working, more stable then you have learning envito find a solution.” ronment for B.C.’s Clark says her gov- students and their ernment will engage families, and reaching with the BCTF and for a 10-year agreeother education stake- ment so a student holders, as well as starting Grade 2 this hold consultations year can reach graduuntil early November ation “without ever with school trustees, having to experience school administrators labour unrest again.” and parent groups. Noting British While some are Columbians live in lauding it as a con- a democratic society, ciliatory move for Erb says it is not necteachers, Cariboo- essarily detrimental Chilcotin Teachers’ for students to witAssociation president ness that process and Joan Erb says she is develop their own “very leery” about opinions. the sincerity and the “Students learn intention behind gov- from us that we’re ernment’s plan. willing to take risks “I am most dis- and that we’re willing mayed by the ministry announcement, but I’m not surprised. It’s yet another attempt to destroy the BCTF and deny funding a quality public education system.” Erb says she is unconvinced the government will listen to the BCTF because

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a negotiated deal next year through policy and legislation, she adds. “That’s where it has to start,” explains Barnett. “But, that’s a very ambitious set of guidelines that he’s talking about. I know he’s a very knowledgeable person, being he’s a school teacher and has probably been through processes for years himself. “It’s great we have a teacher there who has an understanding of all needs on both sides of the equation.”

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to stand on the edge in defence of public education. “This world operates on negotiation. [The consultation] is just another attempt to union bust.” However, Barnett says there will be consultations and compromise on both sides. “There’s more than one party for negotiation and consultation.... If you are going with a negative attitude, there’s no sense in going.” Education Minister Don McRae is beginning the move toward

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YES runs pilot project at PSO Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Representatives of the Youth Excellence Society (YES), a charitable, non-partisan organization that provides leadership training for the youth of British Columbia, were at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) recently to involve students in a pilot project for its new program. The program is called Change it Up and its purpose and goal is to create a more caring and respectful environment in British Columbia secondary schools. Earlier this month, the entire school body had the opportunity to work with the YES team in learning how to build connections and relationships, especially between students who might otherwise not talk to each other. They explored and broke down assumptions, stereotypes and barriers between students, and they were introduced to core concepts that would allow the students to create the kind of atmosphere they want in their school. A Free Zone was created in the student lounge area where

two giant canvases frame a written collection of things students don’t want in their school and suggestions on how to make it happen. “The week was a huge success,” says Chelsea Lake Youth Programs director for BC Co-operative Association and YES, who led the team. She was joined by eight YES facilitators, including former PSO graduates Cody Puckett and Zack Matfin. Lake says PSO students have been attending YES camps for 10 years and are strongly supported

by the Williams Lake and District Credit Union. “We’ve had up to 18 PSO kids in one summer.” PSO teacher Karen Johnson says being involved in the pilot project was the big-

gest thing that has happened at the school and influence of YES has made a difference at the school over the years. “We get a positive spinoff from the large number of kids who get it.”

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Barnett agrees with judges, not government GAG… from page A14 “I do believe a cap is very appropriate because for large corporations or large unions to be able to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to promote their particular party is grossly unfair and unjust in the sense of democracy.”

Young adds he believes the B.C. Liberals have more than $30 million in their election fund. “So, they don’t care. If they can cut it back for everybody else, or cut back donations, it makes them better off.” Noting he considers third-party advertising as partisan advertising,

Young says he finds it “offensive” that those with the most money potentially win elections. Cariboo-Chilcotin NDP candidate Charlie Wyse echoes Young’s concern about third parties with large advertising budgets. “There should be concern about big money unduly influ-

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encing what goes on in the outcome of elections, no question about that.” However, the courts have ruled the way the B.C. Liberals posed changes to them “simply isn’t going to fly,” Wyse says, adding it’s an issue the cancelled fall session in legislature could have handled.

“I’m hoping the B.C. Liberals are getting the idea that their approach to electoral reform simply doesn’t work. “The NDP have called for measures that will enhance democracy around elections, and that includes a ban on corporate and union donations to political parties.”

The earlier attempt by the provincial government asked for restrictions on third-party election advertising for 60 days before the last election, in 2009, and it was also denied. British Columbia Attorney-General Shirley Bond says government will not appeal the finding.

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TASER use review now open for public input Carole Rooney Free Press

An all-party parliamentary committee is reviewing the status of recommendations made in the 2009 Braidwood Commission report Restoring Public Confidence: Restricting the Use of Conducted Energy Weapons (TASERs). The committee will consult with the public to review how effectively these recommendations have been implemented throughout the province until Nov. 2. The Special Committee to Inquire into the Use of Conducted Energy Weapons and to Audit Selected Police Complaints will hold public

hearings in Vancouver Oct. 22-23 on the first part of its mandate, as well as accepting public submissions. The committee is also being briefed on the status of the 2009 Braidwood Commission recommendations and the latest scientific research on TASER use. It will provide the public with an opportunity to participate once again when it conducts a randomly selected audit of police complaints. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says she doesn’t know if TASERs should be used or not, as she isn’t an expert in that area. However, she notes it is “really good” a random audit of complaints will be performed.

“I think it is a valuable exercise due to the incidents that have happened over the past few years, especially considering the Braidwood Commission report.” There have been other incidents where complaints resulted from “overzealous” use of the TASERs, she adds, and the public should have access to provide their views on its use. “The taxpayer is still paying the bill, and the taxpayer has to feel confident and safe.” Conducted energy weapons have been used by various law-enforcement agencies in British Columbia during the past decade. Since 2003, 25 people

in Canada have died after a TASER was deployed against them – eight of them in British Columbia. Barnett says she suspects complaints regarding TASER use are “very few” compared to the incidents the police deal with each year, but they are important issues that gain a lot public attention. “Whether it’s one or 10, they have to be dealt with. I think it’s up to the government to do this, and to restore the faith in the police, and also in the [TASER] process.” The report’s executive summary indicates the minimum of 2,863 occasions RCMP or municipal police officers deployed the weapon between

2001 and 2007 is likely a significant undercount. To access the report or other information on the committee, or to submit your comments, video or audio file online, visit the website at www.leg.bc.ca/ cew. To register for a public hearing, contact the Parliamentary Committees Office by phone toll-free at 1-877-428-8337, or by e-mail at cew@leg.bc.ca. Submissions can also be e-mailed, faxed to 1-250-356-8172 or mailed to LABC; Parliamentary Committees Office; Room 224; Parliament Buildings; Victoria, B.C.; V8V 1X4. The deadline for public input is Nov. 2, and must include your contact information.

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significant amounts of gasoline. Modifying your driving habits might also mean choosing to travel during off-peak hours and avoiding high-density traffic. For highway driving, aerodynamics plays an important role; heading into the wind and cutting through the air asks for more power at higher speeds. Some people try to follow big trucks in order to “cheat” the air and get the best fuel consumption possible. Some succeed, but it is not advised to follow trucks closely because it can be very dangerous. Last but not least,

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No Ten Thousand Villages sale this year not so much commercial, as it is serving people. The Ten Thousand “We’re going to Villages craft miss it. It’s sale in 100 something we Mile House looked forward has been a to every year.” much anticiCariboo pated annual Bethel Church pre-Christmas in Williams tradition since Pete Penner Lake will hold about 1993, its own Ten but there will Thousand be no sale this year. Villages craft sale on Pete Penner, who Nov. 22-23 from 3 to 8 usually organizes the p.m., and on Nov. 24, event, finds himself from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. unable to manage Online purchases it this year without can also be made at the help of his wife, www.tenthousand Clarice, who recently villages.ca. underwent back surgery. He was unsuccessful in finding a replacement, so his only option was to cancel. “I needed someone who had previous experience with the sale and I want a certain spirit there. It’s Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

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Playtime… Carter England, 1, enjoyed some fun at the StrongStart program at Horse Lake Elementary School recently. The free program for children up to six years runs every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m., while school is in session.

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Youngster cutting locks for cancer Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Seven-year-old Eden Makaro of Watch Lake has had enough of witnessing how cancer affects the people she loves. Her grandmother just recovered from breast cancer, a cousin recently beat cervical cancer and a greataunt passed away from cancer. The disease makes her angry and she plans to do her part in combating it. On Oct. 27, Eden, her family and friends will hold a family fun day at 70 Mile House Community Hall where she will cut her long hair to raise money for

the Terry Fox Foundation. She is taking pledges and a pledge sheet can be found at 70 Mile House General Store. Eden wants people to come to the event, make a cash donation and enjoy the day. There will be a Halloween costume party with prizes, games, a cakewalk, silent auction, hotdogs and a pumpkin carving competition. People must bring their own pumpkin. The event goes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. People can make online pledges at www.my.e2rm. Crystal Makaro photo com/personalPage.aspx?re gistrationID=1664733&lang Eden Makaro will cut her long hair on Oct. 27 to raise money Pref=en-CA. for cancer research.

Liberals gather in Williams Lake Carole Rooney Free Press

B.C. Liberals in the Cariboo-Chilcotin gathered in Williams Lake last month for their annual general meeting. Cariboo-Chilcotin BC Liberal Constituency Association president Bill Carruthers says 22 people attended the meeting, including the nine executive, most of whom were reinstalled by acclamation. Carruthers is now serving in his third year as president of the local riding group, and explains a big part of the meet-

ing was selecting the delegates who will go to the BC Liberal Party Convention in Whistler, Oct. 25-27. “Some [other] people actually wrote to us and said they couldn’t attend the meeting, but they would like to be considered as delegates. There will be 12 people from this constituency going to the convention.” Aside from the usual board elections, business and financial statement reviews, he says discussions centred on current political movement. “There was the typical interest in

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he says, adding he neither expects nor rules out that possibility. The constituency association’s membership is currently 1,390 members, and he notes that grew the most significantly when Barnett was up against Scott Nelson in 2010 in a bid to lead the riding through the last election. The executive meets four times each year, but more frequently leading up to an election year. Carruthers adds his group welcomes new members, and attempts to keep both the executives’ home base and the meeting

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Action taken on domestic violence More than 20,000 professionals throughout the province will receive training on addressing domestic violence as part of the B.C. Liberal government’s action plan, which outlines the steps to strengthen the response to domestic violence. Taking Action on Domestic Violence in British Columbia responds to recommendations made in the Representative for Children and Youth’s March 2012 report, Honouring Kaitlynne, Max and Cordon: Make Their Voices Heard Now. The plan lays out key actions, with targets and timelines for completion, including: • This year, training on recognizing and responding to domestic violence is being provided to approximately 4,000 school personnel and community partners, and 2,500 support workers in victim services, violence against women, and transition house programs. • Beginning in 2013, approximately 3,500 Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) staff, and an additional 13,000 school personnel will receive training regarding domes-

tic violence, and police officers will receive additional training on assessing risk and safety planning. • Introducing an enhanced flagging system in the integrated justice information database (JUSTIN), used by police and Crown counsel for almost every aspect of a criminal case, to improve identification of files involving child victims (starting in 2012). • Identifying all domestic violence training programs for service providers across government to identify strengths, duplications and gaps, and develop additional training or revise training as necessary (already underway). • Identifying prototype locations within two British Columbia communities (one urban and one rural) to pilot and evaluate protocols that deal with domestic violence cases. This will include hospital, primarycare and relevant health-authority and community-level services and relevant victim-serving agencies (starting in 2012). • Hosting provincial consultation forums on addressing domestic violence,

with a number of government and community partners invited to attend (starting in 2012). Led by the Provincial Office of Domestic Violence (PODV), the action plan sets the course towards a co-ordinated approach to addressing domestic violence across the child and familyserving systems in B.C. The plan was developed in consultation with the ministries of Children and Family Development, Health, Justice, Social Development, Education and Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. The Representative

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ease earlier, and with more certainty. Families can get the latest information, without even leaving their homes, thanks to an Update on Dementia Research teleworkshop being offered tomorrow (Oct. 25) by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. It runs from 7 to 8 p.m. Vancouver geriatrician Dr. Philip Lee will explain how research advancements might translate into clinical care for local residents. Residents can access the Update on Dementia Research teleworkshop

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Runners lacing up for provincials ENTERTAINMENT Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

A couple of Grade 8 cross-country runners will be making tracks to the BC Provincial High School Championships after clocking qualifying results at zones. Caily Mellott of 100 Mile House Junior Secondary School won a silver medal in her age division in a 4.3-kilometer race and finished 12th overall in a field of 60 female competitors in Grades 8 through 12. Brandon Balbirnie, also of 100 Mile Junior, finished with a bronze medal in his 6.4-kilometre event and was 11th overall among boys in Grades 8 to 12. Zones took place Oct. 20 at Moores Meadow in Prince George and was the springboard to provincials which take place Nov. 3 at the same venue. Junior High teacher Tracy Moore, who coaches the pair along with teacher David Henderson, says it’s been a very long time since the school has sent runners to zones and qualified for provincials. Races were run on forest trails, which suited Mellott just fine as that’s where she does her training at home. She plans to step up her practice regime leading up to provincials. “I’ll try to run longer distances every day.” Balbirnie says his bronze medal at zones didn’t come easily and he’ll be training harder too. “It was nerve-wracking. There were a lot of great runners there. At provincials I’m going to try and take a minute off my time.” The pair have been training since early September.

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Brandon Balbirnie, left, and Caily Mellott were each medalists at the High School Cross Country Zone Championships and have qualified to run at provincials, Nov. 3 in Prince George.

Volleyball tournament serves up tough competition Arlene Jongbloets

It was a great tournament. The men’s division had four pretty competitive teams. It was really good volleyball.”

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The Brew Crew 2012 Ice Breaker Tournament rallied some great volleyball action on the weekend. The tournament was held Oct. 20 and 21 in the Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) gymnasium with six men’s teams and six women’s teams battling for bragging rights. The 100 Mile House Wolfpack men’s squad tied down a third place result, while the Kamloops Dukes settled for second after being beat quite handily in the final by champions, Kamloops Bangarang. On the women’s side, 100 Mile Volleydolls also took third place, leaving Williams Lake Twisted Sisters and Kamloops Pirates to fight it out in the final. Williams Lake squeaked through with the win after being pushed to the third game in the best of three decider. Snowy road conditions

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the relief of key co-ordinator Josh Dickerson. “It was a great tournament.

The men’s division had four pretty competitive teams. It was really good volleyball.”

The Wolfpack, Volleydolls and the PSO senior girls team were the only local squads on the roster. PSO finished in sixth place and Dickerson chalks it up to inexperience. “Lots of the girls were new to the competitive volleyball scene. Hopefully they can take away something they learned at the tournament and apply it to their games.” Anyone interested in playing recreational volleyball can check out Canlan’s drop-in volleyball which runs Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the PSO gymnasium. Cost is $2.50 per session.


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Rugby Eagles ready for zones Arlene Jongbloets

Ashley Bartch and her impressive speed to be a great asset as well. Zone championships are Oct. 26 and 27 in Williams Lake and in addition to the pair of schools from Williams Lake, Jewitt expects to encounter Smithers, Vanderhoof and Prince George.

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The 100 Mile Rugby Eagles showed they wouldn’t back down during a set of games played Oct. 17 in Williams Lake which were hosted by Williams Lake Secondary School (WLSS). Both the junior and senior boys teams, coached by Matt Leclerc, lost to WLSS by a small margin and won against Columneetza Secondary School. “Each of the games with Williams Lake were close, back-andforth games with so many good plays and good tackles,” says Leclerc. “The juniors were competitive off the get-go against Williams Lake, one of the top ranked teams.”

We’ve accomplished lots with a green team and people are blown away by what both these teams are doing.”

Matt Leclerc He credited junior team member Ian Heales with running down an opponent and taking him down with a professional quality tackle. “We’ve accomplished lots with a green team and people are blown away by what both these teams are doing. We have a talented pool of athletes where nobody is shying away from the plate.”

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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 100milenordics.com or contact Lauren at 250-791-7291

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100 Mile Rugby Eagles Derrick Leclerc, right, goes for a catch during a game, Oct. 17 in Williams Lake with Columneetza Secondary School. The senior and junior girls each had one game with WLSS, and while wins eluded the Eagles, scores were much closer than in the previous week when the teams met in 100 Mile House. Jewitt says she’s happy with the strong effort her senior team made during their game and sympathizes with their reactions to a few referee calls they considered questionable. That aside, she says they have to commit to their tackles if they want to do well at zones. Junior captain Petra Perkins and team-mate Emilie Barnbrook will be doing double-duty at zones, playing for their own team

and also helping out the seniors who are slightly short on players. “They have the

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skills and they fit right in,” says Jewitt who adds that the senior team will be counting on their own captain

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Tomahawks go one and one on first road trip Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Lac la Hache Tomahawks took their first road trip of the season last weekend, traveling in their new bus to Houston and Vanderhoof for games three and four of their Central Interior Hockey League schedule. The Houston Luckies got the best of the T-Hawks on Oct. 20, winning 5-2 with a couple of goals in the first period, a single in the second and a power play goal and an emptynetter in the third. T-Hawks Antoine Archie scored a power play goal in the first period to get his team on the board. Goal number two didn’t come until midway through the third when Wade Balbirnie was able to find the back of the net early in the frame. Willy Sellars was solid in net, making 30 saves throughout

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Tomahawks #68 Wade Balbirnie was good for a goal in last weekend’s game against Houston Luckies. the game. Coach Al Navrot had higher hopes for the game. “I thought we’d win in Houston but the guys got off the bus after that long ride and they were sort of listless. We played well enough to win, but luck went

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HCSP-1 SAFETY PERSON CLINIC Saturday, October 27, 9am-4pm Lions Den Meeting Room, SCRC Cost: $75.60

Please PRE-REGISTER at www.bchockey.net/clinics 100 Mile Minor Hockey will reimburse fees as per OMHMHA Policy.

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the other way.” The Hawks saw a reversal of fortune the next day in Vanderhoof when they took on Omineca Ice for a 5-4 shootout win. A 2-0 lead in the first period caused them to let down their guard which opened

the gate for Omineca to jump ahead, 4-2. To m a h a w k s poured it on again to tie it up by the end of the second and both teams held their ground to end of regular time. Gilbert Robbins potted the deciding goal in the shoot-out round. The Tomahawks recently signed Curtis Cardinal from Hazelton to their roster and Navrot is excited about the acquisition. “He won the scoring race over the years and he’s a great player.” The team plays on home ice in Lac la Hache this coming weekend with

Al Navrot

the same two teams. On Oct. 27 they play Houston Luckies at 7:30 p.m. at Rolf Zeis

Schedule for Oct. 24– Oct. 30 2012

Wednesday, Oct. 24 6:15p.m.-7:15p.m.

7:30p.m.-8:30p.m.

6:15a.m.-7:30a.m.

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

6p.m.-7p.m.

7:15p.m.-8:30p.m

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MIDGET REP MILERS- Sponsored by Mayvin Plumbing & Heating (P) NOVICE HOUSE – Sponsored by Canadian 2 for 1 & Invis Oenema Group (P) ATOM DEVELOPMENT MILERS – Sponsored by Primal Electric (P) MIDGET HOUSE –Pharmasave vs Home Hardware (G) ATOM HOUSE – Sponsored by Sunrise Ford & South Cariboo Dental (P) MIDGET HOUSE – RC Legion #261 vs .Home Hardware (G)

Saturday, Oct. 27 7:30a.m.-8:45a.m. 9a.m.-10:15p.m.

INITIATION – Tim Horton’s (P) ATOM HOUSE – Sunrise Ford & 100 Mile Free Press (P) 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. ATOM DEVELOPMENT – Primal Electric Milers vs Williams Lake Atom Dev (G) 12:45 p.m.-2 p.m. BANTAM HOUSE – Save on Foods White vs Black (G) 2:15p.m.-3:30p.m. PEEWEE HOUSE – Bridge Lake Electric vs Ainsworth Timber Chix (G) 3:45p.m.-5:45p.m ATOM DEVELOPMENT – Primal Electric Milers vs. Williams Lake Atom Dev (G) 6p.m.-7:15p.m. PEEWEE HOUSE – Bridge Lake Electric vs A&M Towing (G) 7:30p.m.-8:15p.m. BANTAM HOUSE Save on Foods (P)

Sunday, Oct. 28 7:45a.m.-9a.m.

NOVICE HOUSE –Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza & Central GM (P) 9:15a.m.-10:30a.m. PEEWEE FEMALE – Ainsworth Timber Chix vs Williams Lake (G) 10:45a.m.-1p.m. MIDGET REP MILERS - Mayvin Plumbing & Heating (P)

Monday, Oct. 29 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m. 6:45p.m.-7:45p.m. 8p.m.-9:15p.m.

TEAM PHOTOS NITIATION – Sponsored by Tim Horton’s (P) PEEWEE HOUSE – Sponsored by A&M Towing & Bridge Lake Electric (P) MIDGET HOUSE – RC Legion #261 vs Pharmasave (G)

Tuesday, Oct. 30 TEAM PHOTOS 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 – Sponsored by Central GM & Invis (P) PEEWEE & BANTAM Female – Sponsored by Ainsworth Timber Chix & TBA (P) MIDGET REP MILERS - Sponsored by Mayvin Plumbing & Heating (P)

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In Memoriam

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COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 250-395-5121 • 808 ALPINE AVE. (just down from Sunrise Ford) • Website: www.hortonventures.com

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We are seeking a temporary part-time Caregiver Support Worker (22 hours/week). This position is responsible for providing support services to families referred by MCFD, who may be in crisis. Working in a team environment, the position will provide skill-building for parents or caregivers, some crisis intervention, community referral and safety planning. For further information, refer to our website at www.axis.bc.ca under ‘job opportunities’. Email resume and cover letter to brenda.wagner@axis.bc.ca or fax to (250) 851-2977.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER / ON-SITE PROJECT MANAGER Sunrise Ford Sales Ltd. of 100 Mile House, B.C. is pleased to announce its need for an experienced Construction Manager to head up its Ford Millennium Renovation and Expansion on its existing facility. The project will involve many varied facets and will require a solid skill set and track record of success. KEY information to be considered in selection of successful candidate will include but not be limited to: construction experience, renovation experience, commercial experience, site safety/OSHA compliance record, budgeting and cost controls experience, bidding/estimating/proposal experience and crew/ subcontractor supervision. Preference will be given to applicants from the South Cariboo Region and/or those who support local business. Please apply by contacting: Leon Chretien 872 Alpine Ave, 100 Mile House, B.C. Box 1510, V0K 2E0 SUNRISE FORD SALES LTD. 250-395-2414

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Memorial Donations 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. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society can be sent to: Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 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

Help Wanted EDMONTON BASED Company seeks experienced Dozer, Excavator and Grader Operators for work in Northern Alberta. Accommodations and subsistence provided. Fax 780-488-3002; jobs@commandequipment.com ERNIE O’S Restaurant and Pub Edson, Alberta requires line cooks. $13 - $16 per hour. Subsidized housing available. Fax resume to 780-723-3603 email: ernieos.doug@telus.net

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PAN-YOSHI pups. A larger medium size dog. Dobie/lab/border-collie/husky cross. Ready to go. $100 each. 250-395-3046.

Central Interior BC HVAC & Electrical company is seeking a journeyman Refrigeration Mechanic. Experience in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration is an asset. We offer competitive wages and benefits. If you enjoy the challenges of a variety of work including service, maintenance, and installs, and enjoy living in a community offering the best of outdoor activities, then we many be a perfect fit for you. Please respond with resume, including references to Fax: 250-398-9099 or email to: horizonclimatecontrols@ shawbiz.ca 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. Processor looking for winter work. Available immediately. Call (604)798-2171

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FARM MARKET AUCTION Food Service & Farm Equipment, Nov. 3, 11 AM at Horstings Farm, 2 mi N. of Cache Creek. View photos at doddsauction.com 1-866545-3259

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.

2 BDRM, 2 bath residence on Watch Lake. NS. Available until April 2013. $500/mon plus utilities. 250-593-0253.

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.

1999 Dodge Caravan. As is. $400 obo. 250-396-4154

Firewood/Fuel Firewood For Sale $125./cord delivered (250)398-0641 FIREWOOD for sale. 250-3953951 Ted. HEAT your entire home, domestic water and more with the Classic OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. Dual fuel ready models available. Call Today. Cameo Plumbing & Heating (250)395-3535.

BACHELOR suite. $450/mos. incl. utilities . Ph. 250-395-3691

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.

CARIBOO GARDENS Clean, large, bright 1&2 bedrooms Seniors Welcome For reliable service call Drew

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Misc. Wanted WE BUY GOLD & SILVER in every form. NEW HOURS: Sat. 9am-1pm. 205 Birch Ave., 100 Mile House 250-395-3034 Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town WANTED: Old lever action Winchester & Marlin riďŹ&#x201A;es and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Real Estate For Sale By Owner HOUSE for sale on Malm Drive. 3 bedrooms with 1.5 bathrooms. New roof. House is on community water system. View of Horse Lake. Leave message at 250-682-6153. Asking $175,000.

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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 #8 Park Dr. Estates, $600/mo. Also #25 $600/mo. Call 250-395-3268. 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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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

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 backing on 108 lake. Quiet cul-de-sac location. Park like setting. 2 enclosed garages & 2 decks. Gas heat & wood stove in ďŹ nished basement. RR, no smoking or pets. $985 mo. 250-791-6633. 3 BEDROOM home w fridge, stove, washer/dryer. Large lot close to school, store, post ofďŹ ce, liquor store, hardware store, library, day care, pets ok. Available Nov 15. $800/mo plus utilities. 4606 Canim-Hendrix. Ph. 250-320-6847 email: jordieagibson@hotmail.com 3 BEDROOM house available December 1st. 8 minutes from 100 Mile. 3/4 acre. References required. Pet negotiable. $975/month plus security deposit. 250)-392-1599. 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. 4 BEDROOM ,2 full baths, one level, 1550 sq. ft. house in great location with big fenced yard in quiet area. $1200 per month. NS. References required. Ready on Oct. 26. Call 250-219-9446. 4 BEDROOM 3 full bathrooms 2600 square feet. House is brand new completely renovated no expense sparred. Avail Nov 1. Ref and tenancy application required. 1-604-8927694. 1200 per month. Avail. Nov 1. Small 3 bdrm house, gas heat. Forest Grove. $800. 604-809-1724. 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.

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 ďŹ replace, 2 bedroom plus 2 in ďŹ nished basement. $880/mo. 250-791-5787. 108 MILE: new house, 2 bdrm, + den, 2 full baths. Storage shed, carport. N/S, Ref & DD. Small pet ok. $900/mon & util. 250-791-6605. 4 BDRM, 3 bath, house at the 108. $1100 per month. 250395-8075.

2 BDRM. daylight basement suite. Wood heat. Gateway area.$495/mo. plus utilities. (250)706-9701 or (250)3954602.

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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

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Cars - Domestic 1989 DYNASTY for parts. Excellent condition. Great prices. 250-396-4414 after 6pm. 2003 Chrysler Intrepid, V6, auto, low mileage, runs great. $3200 obo. 250-791-5436.

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4-H members win at Provincial Winter Fair

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Local competitors at the Interior Highland Dance Association Fall 2012 Competition were Quinn Axelson, left front, Madeline Martin, Alexandra Wolfe, left back, and Lydia Davidson.

Highland dancers place well at Kamloops competition Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Local highland dancers kicked up good results at the Interior Highland Dance Association Fall 2012 Competition. It was held Oct. 13 and 14 at Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops with more than 100 dancers competing. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competition saw Quinn Axelson come close to making a clean sweep in Novice 12 and Under competition with five first place finishes and one second. She was also awarded the division aggregate award and was advanced to the Intermediate category. Madeline Martin, 11, finished the day with a couple of second place results and four thirds in the Premier age 7-13 division. Alexandra Wolfe, 14, earned a fifth

and a seventh in the Premier 14-15 division and Lydia Davidson, 16, danced her way to three fifth place results in Premier 16-19. On Sunday, Axelson made an impressive debut in the Intermediate 10 and over class, winning a couple of firsts along with a second, third and fourth.

Martin claimed a couple of firsts and four thirds and Davidson ended the day with a couple of fifths. Dance instructor Carol Lidstone coaches all four of the girls and says they make her proud. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are wonderful girls and a joy to teach.â&#x20AC;?

Ski swap this weekend If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a deal on crosscountry ski gear, 99 Mile Ski Lodge is the place to be Oct. 28 when the 100 Mile Nordic Ski Society hosts their annual ski swap and registration day. People with gear to sell can drop it off on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Oct. 28 from 10 to 11 a.m. The sale runs from noon to 4 p.m., but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a popular event, so arrive early for the best selection. Cross-country skiing is a sport the whole family can enjoy together and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun to learn in a club atmosphere. Nordic club members will be on hand at the swap to take registration and explain the many ski programs offered to children and adults. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lessons take place Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

South Cariboo 4-H Club members did well at the 74th Annual Provincial Winter Fair at the North Thompson Fall Fair Grounds in Barriere, Sept. 21-24. The fair is a show and sale of 4-H member projects and is the culmination of a year of hard work. Alysha Milward of the Clinton 4-H Beef Club took first-place honours in Best 4-H Commercial or Grade Female Beef competition. The Clinton Beef Club team of Dustin Coldwell, Milward and handler Kailey Dube took first place and the Bank of Montreal Trophy for its entry in Group of Two Steers competition. Bryce Dube of the Clinton 4-H Club won second place in the Top Herdsman of Beef Group class. Paige Archie of the Canim Valley 4-H Club earned second place for her entry in senior division Sheep Showmanship. In Beef Showmanship, Milward won second place in the senior division, and Dionne Wesloski of Forest Grove was the reserve champion in Open Beef Jackpot

Showmanship in the experienced division. She also had the champion Open Single Beef in the gross weight 1,209-1,265 pounds division. The Clinton club cleaned up in the Beef Weight Class 1,0041,132 pounds, with K. Dube taking first, Kevin Boys second and Russell Allison third. B. Dube won third in the 1,350-1,378 pounds class and second in 2011 Fred

Nichol Event. In photography competition, Clinton club members excelled as well. Shyla McColl earned second and Echo-Dawn Wilson was third in the junior division. In intermediate, K. Dube was first, Bacardi Zimmerlee was second and Tayler McCullough was third. Senior winner was Boys. The Photography Showmanship cham-

pionship went to K. Dube. In the Adventures with your Camera class, Zimmerlee was first and Natasha Escobedo was second. K. Dube took first in the Getting to know your Camera class and McCullough was second. First place in Large Framed Photo competition went to Boys and McCullough was second.

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DOWNEY Mickell John 1953 - 2012 Suddenly on October 9, 2012. Born on September 30, 1953 in Kamloops, B.C. Mickell leaves to mourn: his parents Wanda and Frank Richter, son Michael of Kamloops, daughter Stacey (Jeff) of Kelowna, B.C., Jimmy of Alberta; three brothers: Allan (Tina) of Kamloops, Tim (Kelly) of Boyle, Alberta, Frank (Patricia) of Thorsby, Alberta; Bonnie Mulligan of Fort. St. John, B.C., Rhonda Downey of Kamloops; Allan and Eileen Downey of Campbell River, B.C.; many grandchildren, uncles and aunts, nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends. He was predeceased by his father Irwin Downey, brother Greg Campbell and companion Beverly. No funeral service by request. Donations in Mickell’s memory can be sent to: Majorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent St., Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9.

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Brad Perron earned the second place high point trophy for season results in the Beginner MX-2 class of the Kawasaki/BCMA Motocross Championship British Columbia North series.

Rookies make top five in moto-cross series Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

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It’s been a rewarding season for rookie moto-cross racer, Brad Perron from Lac la Hache. The 15-year-old was in Prince George on Oct. 20 to collect his second place high point trophy, for placing one from the top in the Beginner MX-2 class of the Kawasaki/ BCMA Motocross Championship British Columbia North series. Brandon Watrich of 70 Mile House also

had a good season. He ended up in fifth place and received a trophy as well.

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Patrick Griffin of 108 Mile Ranch placed seventh overall in the north.

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SHEPHERD William Hugh Oct. 11, 1935 - Oct. 17, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce Love Lives On the passing of William Shepherd, Audrey’s Those we love remain us Father husband of with 56 years. of five children: Terry, Cheryl for love itself lives on, (deceased), Sandy, Dan and Russell; he never was “Poppa” to 22 and cherished memories fade grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. because a loved one’s gone. William was a great man, husband and father. In his younger years he enjoyed and skiing, in his senior Thosehunting we love canthen never be years he turned to fishing and golf. Bill and Audrey moved to 100 more than a thought Mile House 23 years ago after spending 18apart, fabulous years in the Yukon. Bill, he be sadly missed. farFor asthose longwhoasknew there iswill memory, May the path you walk be warm and bright for we shall be united once again.

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Remember Only My Best When I come to the end of my journey and I travel my last weary mile, just forget, if you can, that I ever frowned and remember only the smile. Forget unkind words I have spoken; remember some good I have done. Forget that I’ve stumbled and blundered and sometimes fell by the way. Remember I have fought some hard battles and won, ere the close of the day. Then forget to grieve for my going; I would not have you sad for a day, but in summer just gather some Áowers and remember the place where I lay, and come in the shade of the evening when the sun paints the sky in the west. Stand for a few moments beside me and remember only my best. - AUTHOR UNKNOWN -

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McINTOSH Bruce Lister ‘Kiwi’ Jan. 21, 1942 - Sept. 25, 2012 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Bruce McIntosh announces his peaceful passing on September 25, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Bruce is survived by his loving wife Mieke, his son Clayton of Melbourne, Australia; his stepchildren Beatrice and Jamie of Langley, B.C.; his brother Warwick (Christine) of Taupiri, New Zealand and his sister-in-law Eileen of Auckland, New Zealand. Also missing their “Grumpy Gramps” are William, Taylor, Logan and Mya. Bruce was predeceased by his father Wilfred, his mother Marjorie and his beloved brother Ross. Bruce was born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. He came to Canada in 1967 and worked his way across the country first as a ski instructor and later in development and managerial positions of ski areas. Once on the West Coast Bruce became the Inspecting Engineer of aerial tramways for the Min. of Transportation and Highways. Bruce and Mieke were married in Langley in 1992. They retired to their cabin at Sheridan Lake where the happy couple became involved in the Interlakes Snowmobile Club and Bruce created his company “Sheridan Solar Energy Systems”. Bruce was liked by so many people for his honesty, his sense of humor and his infectious laugh. He was a wonderful husband and a good father to his children. This gentle man will be sadly missed but never forgotten by those who loved him. A celebration of Bruce’s life will be announced at a later date. Donations in Bruce’s memory may be made to the 100 Mile Hospice Palliative Care Society, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C., V0K 2E0.

KVAM Dana Leard April 22, 1935 - Oct. 18, 2012 Dana was born in the Qu’Appelle Valley of southern Saskatchewan. At age 10, he and his mother moved to Vancouver. There, Dana completed high school at age 16 and went on to university, where he studied electrical engineering. From there he won a scholarship to Royal Roads Academy in Victoria, there winning a scholarship to study in London, England. On his return from England, he worked for Northern Electric, moving on to Canadian Admiral Corporation as technician, then becoming West Coast representative for Canadian Admiral for some time. Dana moved to 100 Mile House in 1987, where he owned and operated Action T.V. and Appliances for many years, until his illness took over his life. He passed away at Fischer Place in 100 Mile, after his long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Doris of 43 years, his daughters: Sheryl and Sandra and their families, of the Lower Mainland, B.C.; his brother-in-law George Vernon and his wife Eleanor; his step-daughter, Tawna Stepan of 100 Mile House, and her family of Kelowna, B.C.; his step-son Tim Vernon and his wife Linda, and their family of Yukon Territory; Brian and Sandy Vernon and their family of Prince George, B.C. He is also survived by friend Dan Brown of Prince George and his closest friend and buddy and co-worker for many years, Rolf Marschall of 100 Mile. There will be no service, by previous request. There will be a private farewell when his ashes are scattered on Okanagan Lake, as were his wishes. We wish to thank the caring staff at Fischer Place for their care and attention to Dana’s needs. Should anyone wish to make a contribution in Dana’s name, please do so to the ‘Adult Day Services’ program at 100 Mile and District Hospital. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. in charge of arrangements.


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Gardener shares the wonders of biochar Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Organic gardener Ken Bourne of Forest Grove is on fire about a substance he cooks

up in his backyard called biochar. It’s basically charcoal made from wood and other organic debris, which when added to garden soil,

boosts the nutritional value for plants and makes things grow like crazy. People of the Amazon have been producing and using

Forest Grove Gardener Ken Bourne produces biochar in a burner he constructed from a couple of metal barrels.

this soil-enhancing material for thousands of years, creating it by smouldering agricultural waste in pits or trenches. Bourne learned about biochar from his dad, who learned about it from his father, who was a charcoal-maker by profession. His grandfather produced charcoal for various estates in England, where the substance was used as an additive to dog food. “Granddad’s charcoal got rained on one time and it was unusable, so he tossed it on the garden and things grew like mad,” says Bourne. “He didn’t know why it worked.” Bourne, who owned garden centres, garden nurseries and florist shops in England before moving to Canada in the early 1980s, has been using biochar as a soil amendment for 50 years. He produces it in a barrel burner, which is topped with an afterburner that he has fashioned from a sawn-off barrel. The afterburner burns off the resulting gases rather than letting them into the atmosphere and is a key

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Biochar soil enhancer is produced by burning wood waste and other organic matter.

Granddad’s charcoal got rained on one time and it was unusable, so he tossed it on the garden and things grew like mad.”

Ken Bourne component of the process. “The burning gases produce high heat which roasts the wood quickly, otherwise it would turn to ash.” Bourne mixes the finished product with compost where it works to enhance

bacterial growth. The working bacteria pump an abundance of nutrients into the soil, which are easily absorbed by plants. “Veggies grown with more nutrients contain more nutrients.” He tests the nutrient content of his

homegrown produce regularly and says their sugar content is consistently higher than normal. He notes biochar in the soil also absorbs and filters pollutants out of the water, keeping the water table healthier. The burning of wood waste and the associated gasses, as opposed to letting the waste decompose, also prevents a significant amount of carbon dioxide from See BOURNE… page B2

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Biochar a huge asset to gardeners entering the atmosphere. Bourne is concerned about the effect the vast amount of decomposing beetle killed pine trees is having on the earth

the pollution every car in Canada would produce in five years.” Currently, he says, biochar is relatively unknown in Canada, but its potential to reduce global warming is enormous. Established mindsets

are one of the hurdles to be cleared first. “We’re a chemical-dependent farming society now and we put more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than we used to.” He has proven the growing potential of

biochar in his own garden where raised beds, pumped full of the material, support densely planted crops of vegetables with ease. He estimates that a 48-square-foot (4.5 square metres) bed produced 1,000 carrots in one planting this season. Bourne estimates he made close to 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms) of biochar and gave a good chunk of it away to other gardeners. In doing so, he

hopes to enlighten and encourage people to make their own burners and use biochar rather than chemicals to help their gardens grow. He’s optimistic it will catch on. “I believe that 10 years from now people will know what biochar is.” People can check out Bourne’s blog on the Internet for more information about biochar. It’s located at www.kenbourneo r g a n i c g a r d e n e r. blogspot.com.

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and he’d like to see some turned into biochar and returned to the soil. “When waste is left to decompose, it creates carbon dioxide and the trees (decomposing beetle-kill pine) in the Cariboo alone is equivalent to

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Ken Bourne’s vegetable crop yields are greatly increased with the addition of biochar to his soil.

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Lions take pride in their annual auction Arlene Jongbloets

“We raise money for our community and this is our major fundraiser of the year,” says club treasurer Kim Taylor. “’We Serve’ is our motto.” Dinner is buffet style, prepared by BJ’s Donuts & Eatery, with chicken and lasagna as the main features. Tickets are $20 and available at Whimsey Gifts and Money Concepts, in advance only. There is a maximum of 130 tickets to be sold and they will be available until Nov. 1, or until the supply runs out. “It has sold out in previous years and I’m hoping for the same this year.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner is at 6:30 and the auction starts at 7:30. The Lions Club, headed by president Diane Collens, has a current membership of 30, but always welcomes new members, says Taylor. For more information, contact Ron Graves at 250-395-4472.

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The 100 Mile Lions Club is hosting its annual Dinner and Auction at 100 Mile Community Hall on Nov. 3, with a couple of hundred fantastic items up for bid. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall and a few Lions Club members will share the duties as auctioneers. Besides the live auction, there will be bucket draws, a silent auction and door prizes, including a $500 travel voucher. The voucher can be used on travel of the winner’s choice, including vacation packages and hotel accommodation. The winner will be determined by a random draw of the admission tickets and the lucky ticket-holder must be in attendance to claim the prize. Cariboo Travel will make the

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Resort hosts golf accuracy contest round of golf for two with cart. 108 Mile Ranch resident Chris Stevens’ ball landed seven feet 9 1/2 inches from the hole to finish third place and a free driving range pass for 2013.

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The day was fantastically warm and the scenery was incredible with a limitless view, which created an ideal background for the Closest to the Pin Contest at the 108 Golf Resort. Fifty golfers endeavoured to use their expertise in trying to hit their golf ball closest to the hole on Oct. 7, from noon to 3 p.m. The event was located at the No. 10 tee with the green being121 yards away. The wind was moderate and each golfer had three opportunities to achieve the goal of being closest to

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Fire department Once in a while, local residents have an opportunity to thank the 108 Mile Ranch Volunteer Fire Department (108MRVFD). The members many hours of training, their dedication to

Shawn Reid of 100 Mile House watched the flight of his ball during the Closest to the Pin Contest at the 108 Golf Resort on Oct. 7. Tony Morete put his ball seven inches from the hole and won a 2013 golf membership at the resort. the pin. Those who participated were entitled to a free hamburger and the ladies in charge did a great job of cooking them. Top golfers Tony Morete of 100 Mile House hit his ball seven inches

from the hole and won the first-place a free golf membership for 2013. Kris Taylor of 100 Mile knocked his ball six feet and 5 3/4 inches from the hole to take second place and the one night stay for two at the 108 Golf Resort and a

being available when needed in the case of an emergency and the co-operation with other departments keeps the 108 and other communities safe. Their training includes fire, rescue and first response. A big thankyou goes to the 22 members of the 108RVFD, including chief Marcelle Ried, deputy chief Terry Capnerhurst, assistant chief Larry Knutsen, captain safety officers Les French and See 108… page B6

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• Oct. 24-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.24-27 - Parkside Art Gallery’s new show, Fibre Magic, features the works of local artists Martha Cloudesley, Claudia Ring and Jenny Taylor. • 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 and 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. 27 - Halloween dance, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Interlakes Hall with live band, Still Munro, from Vernon. Tickets are $14 by reservation at 250-593-0121 or $16 at the door. Light meal, cash bar and costume prizes. • 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. • Nov. 3 - 100 Mile Lions Club Dinner and Auction at 100 Mile Community Hall - doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 and auction at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 at Whimsey Gifts and Money Concepts. • Nov. 3-4 - Lac la Hache Community Club Christmas Craft Fair & Bazaar, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the community hall. There will be refreshments, lunch, door prizes, and entertainment with open mic. For information and table rentals, contact Linda at 250-396-7118.

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YOUTH ZONE We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.

Here’s a convenient listing of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events by non-profit groups in the South Cariboo. To be included, call 250-395-2219 at least one week before the event.

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Association will hold a craft fair at Watch Lake Community Hall on Nov. 17 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will also be a bake sale and baking is needed for the sale table. There will also be hotdogs and coffee and a raffle. Tables are available at $10 each. To book a table or to get more information,

call Tanya Richards at 250-456-7783.

Joni Guenther at 250456-7730.

Christmas party The Community association’s Christmas party is scheduled for Dec. 8, and help is needed to organize the potluck dinner. A phone committee for the North Pole registration connection is also needed. If you can volunteer for this event, call

Fire practice Remember the fire practice on Tuesday

evenings at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome. Call Andy Palaniuk at 250-456-7460 for further information.

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CCLF news The Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship (CCLF) will be holding Light Up The Night, a free family outdoor event, on Oct. 31 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. There will be games, food, candy and a lot of fun on the church lawn at 4930 Telqua Dr.

Ranch Community Association (RCA) is offering the Ranch Residents Coffee Club again this season. The club is held on the first and third Thursday of the month. The gathering is in the main hall of the 108 Ranch Community Hall from 10:30 a.m. to noon and it costs $2 a person. Coffee, tea, cookies, snacks are provided. For more information, call Debbie Porter at 250-791-6472 or Maggie Griffiths 250791-7263.

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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, #3 Pinkney Complex 536 Horse Lake Road, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0

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This year’s raffle prizes, six of which were provided by the LA, were awarded as follows: • Firefighter Ken Wright, who purchased $60 worth of tickets, won the firstprize quilt, pillows and shams, and the eighth prize emergency escape ladder. • Troy Erskine won the 30-minute Cessna sightseeing tour donated by Fraser Pajak. • Debbie Patterson

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There was no doubt among the 40 participants and dozens of spectators at the annual Boultbee Horseshoe tournament, that this year’s Thanksgiving weekend weather was the warmest ever. The tournament champions were in-

laws, Tighe Lefebvre and Corina Lefebvre, part-time residents of Boultbee road. Those who opted to watch from the bleachers were thoroughly entertained by the non-stop action and banter that accompany such a large group enjoying a fun-filled family activity. This year was also reported as another injury-free tournament, which is always the goal with our aging population. Prowling bears Several bears have been scrounging for

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Help needed for Citizens on Patrol Door prizes went to firefighter Terry Allan, and the LA’s Sophia Dunne. The LA is most grateful to everyone who supported the raffle and dinner, which is its biggest single fundraiser for DLDVFD. Auxiliary news The DLDVFD Ladies Auxiliary’s Oct. 3 meeting welcomed new member Donna Anderson. The LA quilters had recently provided prizes for a South Cariboo Health Foundation fundraiser and a thank-you card was received. Family bingo for 2013 was confirmed, with two games in March, and summer Wednesdays, starting June 26.

Help needed Deka Citizens on Patrol is short-handed at the moment. When summer residents return home, and locals take vacations or head south, numbers diminish. Anyone who will patrol once a month for two hours is asked to call co-ordinator Donna Jarvis at 250593-4541. A criminal record check is required, and patrollers must be over 19. BLCS news Bridge Lake Community School’s (BLCS) Wine & Gouda Cheese tasting evening is on Oct. 27, starting at 7 p.m. There are some 12 varieties of locally available Gouda cheese. The cost is $10. Call in to register and get directions. The Book Club

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Open when school is in Bridge Lake School Wednesday ~ 10:30am-1:30pm Call Kristina 250-791-9294 or the school 250-593-4674 Buffalo Creek School Wednesday ~ 9am - noon in the Kindergarden Room Call the school 250-397-2441 Forest Grove School Tuesday & Thursday ~ 9am - noon Call the school 250-397-2962 or Sheila 250-397-0011 Horse Lake School Tuesday ~ 9am - noon Wednesday Night Dinner ~ 4pm-7pm Call Kristina 250-791-9294 or the school 250-395-4572 Lac la Hache School Tuesday & Thursday ~ 9am - noon Call the school 250-396-7230 Mile 108 Elementary School Tuesday & Thursday ~ 9am - noon Call Jackie 250-791-0004 or the school 250-791-5221 100 Mile House Elementary School Monday to Friday ~ 9am - noon Call the school 250-395-2258 100 Mile House Kindergym at the Community Hall Downtown Thursday ~ 9:45am - 11:45am Call Elke 250-395-1256

Matters! For more information on any SD#27 early learning programs, please contact Shelly at 250-395-9303 or your local school.

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Come & Enjoy The Vocal Stylings Of Candace Copley Thursday, Oct. 25 Starting at 6pm

Residents still enjoying open water ROCHES… from page B8 Boaters enjoy water Boats are still out on the ice-free water, and fishing success is picking up although most reported catches are of relatively small rainbow trout. Sailing is still an option although the unpredictable and challenging wind that swirls and gusts

on the big lake can be even more daunting in autumn when the lake temperature drops below 10 C. Wake boarders and skiers, donned wet suits and enjoyed the last days of appropriate weather for their sport on the warm and sunny Thanksgiving weekend. Recreational equipment is now finally stored away until next year.

Women’s centre needs emergency supplies Ken Alexander Free Press

The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society needs some help from the public in providing some food and other essentials for the growing number of area clients who have been forced to leave abusive situations. The following list of emergency items will allow the women and their children feed themselves during difficult transition periods. They include spaghetti, cans/ jars sauce, large bags of rice, Kraft Dinner, noodle soup, canned soup, tins of fish, juice and snacks for lunches for children, oatmeal, powdered milk, canned milk, brown beans and tins of fruit. The women’s centre also needs toothbrushes (completely out), shampoo and conditioner, Tampons (nearly out), razors and deodorant (completely out). Any help would be sincerely appreciated, says Women’s Centre office manager Sylvia Peniuk. “Please remember we can issue receipts for any cash donations over $20. Items with receipts can provide a charitable receipt for an ‘in-kind’ donation; again, it does need to be over $20.”

Burning allowed Open burning is finally permitted, but due to the continued dry conditions, limiting burn piles to the size of a campfire is a very good idea. Heavy dew and frost is not adequate protection from wayward sparks and floating embers. We need significant precipitation in the form of rain or snow to make open burning a wise choice for dealing with yard waste. Green grass lures cattle Removing the cattle guard at the start of Boultbee Road 10 years ago seemed like a good idea as it had been decades since the old McDonald ranch was actually used for raising cattle by the Boultbee family. It seems the removal may have been premature when a dozen cows traipsed through the yards at the beginning of the road Oct. 6. No dam-

age was reported, although they left their “calling cards” all along the edge of the road. Look way up The loss of our loons to the seasonal migration is always a disappointment, as we get so used to their familiar calls from the lake. Monitoring the skies this time of year can be both rewarding and quite thrilling. Since the lake is on a well-used flight path, thousands of birds migrate twice a year. On Oct. 9, it appeared to be a flock of snow geese that flew high over the lake. The late afternoon light shining on their white bellies and moving wings gave the appearance of a sparkling V-shaped diamond against the dark blue sky. Late that evening, anyone lucky enough to be outside and looking up would have witnessed an equally spectacular

show of northern lights that filled the entire night sky. Movie afternoon Several ladies on Boultbee Road finally gave up on waiting for a rainy afternoon to enjoy a girl’s movie afternoon. The cold front and wind storm that passed through on Oct. 15 was enough to chase them indoors to enjoy The Notebook with popcorn and refreshments. The next movie viewing will be scheduled in the spring.

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Grant Writing Assistance Does your community group, non-profit or school PAC have a project requiring funding? Grants are available with Chamber assistance to apply. Please call 250-706-2044 to make an appointment.

IF IT’S NEWSWORTHY Contact Your Correspondent

Vic Popiel 70 Mile/Green Lk Watch Lk 250-456-2321 vpopiel70 @hotmail.com

These are your neighbours, and they help ensure the Free Press offers regional coverage of the communities in the South Cariboo. Their names and contact numbers are published alongside their columns so call them when you have news, important Reg Berrington 108 Ranch information about upcoming events or neat 250-791-9235 stories to share with your community. berringtonservices@shaw.c Your community, your correspondents…

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GET A FREE LUNG TEST! Meet local lung health professionals and get a free lung test (spirometry) to see how your lungs are working. It’s quick, painless and can provide early detection of chronic lung disease. The earlier you know, the more you can do to improve it. At greatest risk are smokers and ex-smokers over the age of 40.

MONDAY – OCTOBER 29, 2012 • 11 TO 3PM Donex Pharmacy, 145 Birch Avenue, 100 Mile House Book your lung test today. Call the Donex Pharmacy at

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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 www.100milefreepress.net. However, online calendar submissions are not automatically picked up for the Free Press. 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 – St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, corner of Horse Lake and

Blackstock roads, is hosting a Family Fun/ Games Night on Oct. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. Halloween theme, but costumes are optional. Everyone welcome for games, goodies and fun. 100 MILE - The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre is having its annual Halloween Bake Sale at the centre, 102475 Birch Ave., Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 100 MILE - The 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting an after-school program for children

nine to 12 years old on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required; call 250395-2332 or drop in at the library. 100 MILE - The Mill Site/Fischer Place Auxiliary meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the boardroom at Mill Site. Call Shelly at 250-791-9277 for more information. 100 MILE - The SPCA volunteer meetings will continue to be held in the Pioneer Room at the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on the first Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. 100 MILE - The 100 Mile and District Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 1-2:30 p.m., in the 100 Mile House Branch Library meeting room. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts. For more information, call Glenna at 250395-3361.

General Hospital Auxiliary meets the first Wednesday of each month in the hospital’s multipurpose room at 1 p.m. The Gift Shop in the lobby is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but is closed for lunch noon-1 p.m. For more information about the auxiliary or the gift shop, call Ruth at 250-395-1163 or e-mail w.i._Ruth@telus.net. 100 MILE - The Cariboo Artists Guild meets the first Tuesday of each month, downstairs at Parkside Art Gallery, beginning at noon. We are an informal group of aspiring and accomplished artists who exchange ideas and promote art. For more information,

call Sharon at 250706-0111 or Kathy at 250-395-3725, or go to www.gobc.ca/cari booartistsguild. 100 MILE - The La Leche League (breastfeeding support group) meets monthly. There is no charge. For more information, call Kristi at 250-3967403 or Mikara at 250-395-1113. HORSE LAKE StrongStart at Horse Lake Elementary School on Tuesdays 9 a.m.-noon, and on Wednesdays - dinner special, 4-7 p.m. Free, drop in and play. All families with children up to age five welcome. For more information, call Kristina at 250-7919294, or the school at 250-395-4572.

LAC LA HACHE Lac la Hache Pioneer Centre (OAPO #176) has a meeting the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.; you must be 40+ years to be a member and there’s a $12 annual activity fee. Activities open to all: Monday: Square and round dancing at 1:30 p.m. Thursday: TOPS at 8:30 a.m. Friday: mixed pool and cards at 1 p.m. Every fourth Sunday is bluegrass jam sessions at 1 p.m., call Cal at 250-396-4989. For more information, contact Wendy at 250-706-9937 or Frances at 250-3964169. LAC LA HACHE - The Caribooter Square Dance Club will be dancing on

Mondays at the OAPO Pioneer Centre, 4822 Clarke Ave., in Lac La Hache. Pre-rounds, 1:30-2 p.m. with cuer Helen Hall, and 2-4 p.m. for square dancing with caller Dave Abbs. New dancers welcome. For information, call Fran Campbell at 250-3964072, or Hazel Parker at 250-396-7698. W I L L I A M S LAKE – The Gifts Galore Extravaganza SPCA fundraiser is not only looking for crafters, but also any home businesses to come and sell their products at the Elks Hall in Williams Lake, Nov. 9-10. To reserve a table, call 250296-4668 or e-mail ttaz398@shaw.ca.

100 MILE - The South Cariboo Genealogy Group (family history) has someone available Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at the 100 Mile House Branch Library. Assistance is offered to people researching ancestry. For more information, contact Millie at 250-395-2079.

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Teacher Kyra Hopson donned her crazy slippers and zebra stripes PJs, so she could get in on the fun during the recent PJ Day at Horse Lake Elementary School.

100 MILE - The Caribou Brain Injury Society meets monthly, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Health Centre beside 100 Mile District General Hospital. For information, phone 250-392-7772, e-mail wlcbis@gmail.com or check out the website at www.wlcbis.com. 100 MILE - The 100 Mile District

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Kayla Gilbert, Grade 2, and Delany Best, Grade 1, brought their stuffies and wore their pyjamas for PJ Day at Horse Lake Elementary School recently.


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