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Citizen of the Year goes to Ted Richardson went to Katie Bieber. “She is an enthusiastic youth and I feel the world will be a better place with young people like Katie as our youth leadership people,” wrote her nominator. Bieber and her counterpart, Reid Rebinsky, introduced a program to reduce the use of plastic bags in the community. Also nominated for Youth of the Year were Corey Easson and Dagan Thomas.

Keith McNeill Ted Richardson is Clearwater’s Citizen of the Year for 2012. He was named to that honor during Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce’s 52nd annual Of the Year banquet on Saturday evening, Oct. 20. During his years living in this area, Richardson has played important volunteer roles with the Community Resource Centre, Wells Gray Community Forest, North Thompson Communities Foundation, North Thompson Food Coalition, Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Wells Gray, Wells Gray Seniors, and other organizations. “Ted Richardson is an inspiring example of what it means to be a compassionate, dedicated citizen!” his nominator wrote. “Ted has contributed endless hours to so many organizations throughout the North Thompson Valley. “For many years Ted has worked willingly, cheerfully and with his heart to assist our region in becoming a sustainable, productive and communicative region.” Other nominees for Citizen of the Year were Charlene Lau, Kay Knox, Fay McCracken and Mel Sasek.

Ted Richardson holds his Citizen of the Year plaque after receiving it during the annual Of the Year banquet at Wells Gray Inn on Friday, Oct. 19. He has played important roles in numerous local organizations, including the Community Resource Center and Wells Gray Community Forest. Photo by Keith McNeill

Community Spirit Clearwater Farmers Market took the Community Spirit of the Year award. “Of all the activities in Clearwater that contribute to

the spirit of the area on an ongoing basis, the Farmer’s Market is by far the most important,” the market’s nominator wrote. Abby Bates accepted

Employee Julie Mayo won the Employee of the Year award. Her nominator wrote, “Julie Mayo is my idea of what an employee should be. She always greets you by your first name and asks how you are doing each time I am at the Royal Bank.” Sylvia Arduini, Hettie Buck, Frances Dyer, and Cindy Wilgosh were the other nominees for Employee of the Year.

the award on behalf of the Farmers Market. Other nominees for the Community Spirit award were Dan Coleman, North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing

Center, Ted Richardson, Rooted by the River Nursery, and Cheryl Thomas. Youth Youth of the Year award

Rookie Business The prize for Rookie Business of the Year went to Raft River Store. “Jim (Vandenborre) and his staff have taken a chance and have reopened the store near Raft River School,” wrote the nominator. “A store with a gas/diesel outlet is very helpful so that people don’t have to travel across town to purchase these items when they live on this side of the highway.” Manager Barbara Danchuk accepted the prize for Raft River Store. Also nominated for Rookie Business of the Year


was Betty Handy Meat Pies. Retail/Service Business Clear Water Dollar Emporium won for Retail/ Service Business of the Year. “Their place is neatly set out with lots of bargains and many things to choose from!” the nominator wrote. “Friendly staff. Always helpful and willing to order items not readily available in the store or area.” Christopher and Linda Miller accepted the prize on behalf of the business. Other nominees for Retail/Service Business of the Year were Doug Braaten Enterprises, Chasing Summer Outfitters (Glen Pickering), Northwest Lawn and Garden (Mark Basaillon), and Rooted by the River Nursery. Tourism Business The banquet once again was held in the Wells Gray Inn and the hotel once again won Tourism Business of the Year. “Bonnie (Ruttan) and her staff always strive to accommodate family gatherings and the entire community with an approachable attitude,” the nomination read. Melody Romeo accepted the prize on behalf of the Wells Gray Inn. Other nominees for Tourism Business of the Year were K&A Gateway Grill, O’Bryan’s Café and Catering, Strawberry Moose Snackery, and Wells Gray Air. Read and see more about the banquet on page A20 inside.






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Consultation begins on B.C. Small Business Accord Minister of State for Small Business KAMLOOPS - Minister of State for Small Business Naomi Yamamoto was joined by B.C. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO John Winter and Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake at Lee's Music Experience in Kamloops on Monday to announce a consultation process with British Columbians for the B.C. Small Business Accord. "It's great to have Minister of State for Small Business Naomi Yamamoto and B.C. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO John Winter here to make this important announcement at a very successful small business in Kamloops," said KamloopsNorth Thompson MLA Terry Lake. The B.C. Small Business

Accord will provide guidance to government to ensure that the proper tools, support and regulations are developed to make B.C. one of the most business-friendly jurisdictions in the country. The B.C. Chamber of Commerce recognizes small business as a key driver of job creation and economic growth in B.C. and sent a letter to government in support of establishing the B.C. Small Business Accord. Consultations will take place over the next few weeks, engaging small businesses and their partners. This process will be valuable in developing the accord and in forming the priorities of the new Minister of State for Small Business. This document will also build on the efforts of the Small Business Roundtable, the Action Plan for Small Business and the Regulatory Reform Branch.

The consultation process will determine what the small business community would like to see government focus on in order make it easier for business to do business. It will also determine if those recommendations require new programs or policy changes. Engagement will begin on Monday, Oct. 22. In-person consultations will take place around the province over the next couple of weeks, and citizens can also share their thoughts online on the BC Jobs Plan website: - or on Facebook and Twitter using: #commitment2SB. Small business is a key economic driver in this province, as 98 per cent of businesses are small business, providing 56 per cent of all private sector jobs and employing over one million people.

Smith steps down as Yellowhead CEO Times Staff Yellowhead Mining Inc. announced Thursday. Oct. 18, that its board of directors has appointed Gregory Hawkins, the company's current chairman of the board, to also fill the role of interim chief executive officer. Hawkins is replacing Ian Smith, the outgoing president and chief executive officer. In the media release announcing the change, Yellowhead thanked Smith for his service during his tenure and wished him success in his future endeavors. The board is taking steps to fill the position of chief executive officer in an expeditious manner. According to the company's media release, as interim chief executive officer, and as chairman of the board since the company's inception, Hawkins will provide strong continuity in the transition period and will supervise day-to-day operations of the company. According to a profile on the Yellowhead website, Gregory Hawkins has been involved in the mining exploration and investment industry since 1969. He has been variously responsible for the identification and/or delineation of 10 mineral deposits in Canada, USA, Chile, Ghana, Mali and Zaire (DRC). In acting as founding project consultant and/or founding director of seven public and private exploration / development ventures he has participated in or been responsible for the definition of at least one

resource / reserve in every case with four cases resulting in production in the USA, Chile, Ghana and Mali. In 1990 he started CME, an international full service consultancy and contracting firm, which grew to include Spectral International Geophysics, Eagle Drilling and ATS Inc. Ian Smith, a mining engineering graduate of the University of Queensland, Australia, has over 40 years experience in corporate, operations, and project management and consulting within the international base, precious metals and coal industries. He is a director of several public companies and is president and CEO of Santa Fe Metals Corp. More recently he was president and CEO of bcMetals Corp. that had engineered the Red Chris copper/gold porphyry project for development in northwest BC prior to being acquired by Imperial Metals Corp. His involvement with other large scale copper operations at a senior management level include the Bougainville Copper and La Caridad mines in Papua New Guinea and Mexico respectively and the Zambian Copperbelt. Smith was president and founding partner of one of North America's most successful mining industry consulting companies until purchased by Canadian interests in 1995. Yellowhead Mining's proposed copper-gold-silver mine at Harper Creek would be located about 10 km southwest of Vavenby.

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What’s Happening Winter Driving Tips Winter is fast approaching! It is time to think about how to drive properly in winter conditions. The following tips could save you from problems when out on winter roads: 1. Maintain a safe following distance – It takes longer to stop on a slippery road. Keep at least 4 seconds distance between you and other cars. 2. Drop your speed to match road conditions – In winter it is safer to drive below the posted speed. 3. Watch for black ice – Slow down when approaching icy areas such as shaded areas, bridges and overpasses, and watch for areas of the road with a thin, almost invisible coasting of ice. 4. Accelerate and brake slowly – When starting on slick roads, start slowly and accelerate gradually to maintain traction. Avoid spinning your wheels. 5. Avoid sudden moves – Slow down and steer smoothly and gradually to avoid skidding. 6. Know how to handle a skid – Take your foot off the brake or accelerator and steer smoothly in the direction you wish to go. 7. See and be seen. Always drive with your lights on. 8. Be extremely cautious when approaching highway maintenance vehicles such as snow plows and salt or sand truck. Maintain a safe following distance. These vehicles throw up snow and spray, making it difficult to see. For more information go to or Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department Fireworks The Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department will be doing fireworks for the community on October 31st Halloween night at the Clearwater Stock Car Race track once again this year. The gates will open at 7:00pm; entrance fee by donation, the fireworks will begin at 8:00. Hot Chocolate will be available. Gather all your ghosts, goblins, and other scary creatures and don’t forget your princesses, pirates and superheroes together to enjoy another exciting display of fireworks by the Clearwater Volunteer Fire Department. Power Smarting Your Home Every year during Power Smart Month, BC Hydro shows British Columbians how easy it is to make smart energy use choices and save money on monthly electricity bills. Go to to see how you can be more energy efficient and save money as well. Upcoming Events October 30 & 31 - Carn-Evil – 357 Wyndhaven Place October 31st –Trick or Treating and Fireworks Upcoming Meetings of Council November 6th, 2012 – Finance and Audit Meeting – 5:00pm November 6th, 2012 – Regular Council Meeting – 7:00pm November 20th, 2012 – Finance and Audit Meeting – 5:00pm November 20th, 2012 – Regular Council Meeting – 5:00pm

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Roundabout on highway would not be a good scene 3. Lowbeds and chip trucks have a very low clearance and could very likely get hung up on those "aprons". 4. Ambulance and fire trucks will have a slower response time - when seconds can make the difference between life and death. 5. Our snow removal record is mediocre at best. In one night we can get more than a foot of snow creating a traffic nightmare. 6. Most of the accidents at the hotel and A&W junctions as well as Jenkins Road have been caused by negligent drivers attempting to get onto or cross the highway - not the highway BC Press Council traffic. The Times is a member of the British Columbia 7. Drivers training Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers doesn't address roundcomplaints from the public about the conduct of member abouts so most drivers newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of have no practice in complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the using them. complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story Someone's political treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. agenda should not preYour written concern, with documentation, should be clude looking at other sent to safer and more practical BC Press Council, solutions. 210 Selby St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2R2

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I am a concerned citizen who is also involved in the trucking industry. I have a few points to put out there with the hope they get us all thinking about this roundabout. 1. Why weren't the major trucking firms that use this corridor every day asked for their opinions on a roundabout? Arrow and Munden, to name two, were not contacted. 2. Inside of a week highway trucks could be using the old highway past Raft River School to avoid the roundabout. Not a good scene!

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A few months ago, the United States Department of Agriculture forecast the biggest maize (corn) harvest in history: 376 million tonnes. After two months of record heat and drought in the US Midwest, it has dropped its forecast to 274 million tonnes. So by early July it was predicting that the price per bushel of maize would exceed $8 for the first time in history, and it's now forecasting $8.90. The heat wave in Russia is cutting deeply into Russian wheat production. Andrei Sisov of the Moscow-based farming consultancy SovEcon said recently that he expected Russian wheat exports this year to drop from a predicted 28 million tonnes to only 13 million. So wheat prices are on the way back up too. Indeed, if you compare this to what happened during the last big price spike in world grain prices in 2007-098, it's beginning to look like a pattern, not a series of accidents. Meanwhile, on a different planet entirely, the McKinsey Global Institute, the business and research arm of management consultancy McKinsey and Company, published another report in June. It's the latest in an endless series of ever-bolder estimates by various "global institutes" of how fast the

demand for goods and services is growing around the world. Well, actually, in China above all, but in lots of other places too. The themes of McKinsey's new report, "Urban World: Cities and the Rise of the Consuming Class", are familiar enough. The world's economic centre of gravity is moving to Asia; huge numbers of new "consumers" - people with average annual incomes over $3,600 who buy more than just food and basic shelter - will be joining the global market by 2025; there are wonderful opportunities for clever investors. Then come the numbers. As the emerging economies grow, they'll all start buying fridges and baby food and, eventually, cars. Whoopee! We'll all get rich selling things to the Chinese! But nowhere in the report does McKinsey deal seriously with the impact of a predicted total of 2.6 billion consumers, up from only 0.8 billion now, on world demand for food. Yet meat consumption soars as incomes rise. Feeding animals to produce meat puts huge pressure on grain resources, so all food prices rise, for rich and poor alike. Combine the rise in meat consumption with an extra billion peo-

ple and severe constraints of food production, most of them related to climate change, and world food prices in 2025 could be two to three times higher in real terms than they are now. That means that the poorest starve, and that a lot of McKinsey's predicted new "consumers" - those who can spend on other things than sheer survival don't make it into the middle class after all. The prices of energy and raw materials, which fell consistently through most of the 20th century, are already back up to where they were in real terms a century ago. There are not going to be 1.8 billion new consumers in 13 years' time. The poor will be more desperate than ever, and political stability in many developing countries will be just a memory. And as for China, the poster child for miraculously fast economic growth - well, China has one-seventh as much water and 1/10 as much arable land per capita as North America. When things get tough, that is going to matter a lot.

- Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

Little improvement after Arab Spring Editor, The Times: When the Arab Spring first began there were high hopes all around. Alas, not much of this, "Get rid of the dictators bring on democracy," remains! Egypt, the largest power in the Middle East, now is in the hands of a Taliban-lite government dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood that keeps women barefoot, pregnant and in the burkha gang of Salafists. Yes, yes I know they were voted in. However, that's what you get when the mullahs or any other religious entity tells a largely illiterate electorate how to vote. The secular Egyptians - those who put their lives on the line in Tahrir Square (and many lost them!) were largely frozen out of the circle of power now ruling one of the world's oldest civilizations - the Muslim fundamentalists simply stood by, waiting for their chance to grab power. When Canada, as part of NATO, was assisting the Libyan rebels there were reports of massacres

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of Libyans - all, we were told, by the forces of the doomed Moammar Gadhafi. Only now are we learning that the very forces that Canada was backing were killing many Libyans, especially those with darker skin. The killing of Gadhafi, his son, and some 60 of his guards - massacred after they surrendered, made certain that there would be no peaceful resolution of the conflict in Syria. Assad and his followers see exactly what their fate will be, if and when they lose! CBC, as it happens, had an interview with someone who talked about Gadhafi, his son and about 60 of his followers being massacred. However at the time of Canada's intervention in Libya nothing was mentioned. I had to turn to, of all things, Coast-to-Coast with Alex Jones, to find out about the killings. This isn't the way it should be.

Dennis Peacock Clearwater, B.C.

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Question of the Week

? Are you ready for winter?

Jordan Boudreau: Yes, the camper is winterized; the boat is winterized. Everything in the yard is put away. We're good to go.

Myron Smith:

Leesa Vowles:

Coleton Vowles:

Carol Schwarz:

I guess I'm as ready as I'll ever be. I've got my leaves picked up, my hoses put away.

No, we have animals to get ready for winter ... water for the horses and that kind of thing.

Yes, because I have lots of winter gear. I like skiing.

Definitely ready. I even had the woodstove fired up already.

Pam Ritchie: I'm just going to start singing, "Let it snow, let it snow."

The rest of the story on the roundabout Editor, The Times: I agree that facts and figures should be accurate but that should apply to roundabout supporters as well. There are seven speed zones of less than 100 km in the reported 300 km toward Jasper. Three of these are towns, which probably don't like being dismissed as nonexistent. You can compare gophers and grizzly bears but they aren't

similar. Just as $250,000 for lights as against $1,700,00 to $2,300,000 (Ministry of Transport figures) for the roundabout cost is not even remotely similar! This paper has reported snowplowing as being no problem but two consecutive foremen of the people actually doing the plowing called it (the roundabout) a nightmare and said they might have to shut down the highway

in a heavy snowfall. The environment minister should be more concerned with the extra distance (therefore more pollution) that everyone except right turns off Highway 5 will have to travel. He seemed to figure that closer to the Infocenter would be good; any closer would make it a drive-through. We were told that the province would pay for the entire project, now

it's only the "majority of the cost" that's covered. Guess who digs down for the rest of it? If you only talk to office people (BC Truckers Association, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Environment, etc.) you will only get the uninformed view of car drivers. The BC Truckers Association, having no official policy about roundabouts, is not the same as being in favor

of them. If you want the real scoop, talk to the people actually hauling (especially the 53-foot semi-trailers) and listen to all of the answers, not just selected parts. On two recently installed roundabouts in

personally responsible for the injuries and destruction of property. I wonder if there is a hidden agenda for this project.

Kamloops eyewitnesses have said that regular sized firetrucks have to go the wrong direction to be able to negotiate them. Safety? Maybe the people pushing this expensive fiasco should be held

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Kick start your local community Editor, The Times: Canadians may not have to face some of the dangers others in the world are dealing with directly, but there's still good reason to be nervous. After all, Bernie Madoff drained the accounts of his Canadian holders - including some of our most prominent institutions. If the shenanigans at Jon Corzine's MF Global or at PFGBest that defrauded customers of their assets didn't hurt most of us, that's only because we weren't dealing with those firms. There's a growing perception that at least some of the international markets are rigged against ordinary investors. With the recent mortgage rule changes introduced, real estate markets also look less enticing. What's a Canadian with money to invest to do? One idea that's been popular in parts of the United States would make a lot of sense here: investing in your own community. You could go to your local community association to meet some of your local merchants - their business improvement area group is usually tied in there - or you could do what was done in Prince Edward Island this year. There, the crowd-funding website Kickstarter was used to fund several local projects on the island. Although Kickstarter amasses small investments from anywhere on the globe to any project you choose to apply your funds to on the planet, the locals here used it simply to handle the money. Their mantra was "Islanders investing in Islanders" - and given that a Kickstarter investment can be very small, on the order of a few dollars, it's a path open to children and those without much money just as much as those with hundreds of thousands to spend. Why did the people leading this use Kickstarter? To deal with the investor laws that most of our provinces

have: An entrepreneur looking for investors typically can only deal with "qualified investors" - people of proven high liquid net worth - unless they are personal friends or family members. The value of investing locally isn't just in having a better community. You're able to keep an eye on things. (An angel investor I know - one of those high net worth types - won't invest in anything, no matter how good, if it's more than 30 minutes from his front door.) If you're worried about what's happening in other countries, you can protect yourself and your assets by putting them to work where you live.

Bruce A Stewart Toronto, ON WELLS GRAY COMMUNITY FOREST IS LOOKING FOR DIRECTORS The Community Forest has two directors stepping down having served their maximum terms, opening the need for two replacement directors. The Board of Directors of the Community Forest is comprised of local residents with a strong desire to see our community grow and prosper.


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Some 200 residents of Wadena, Saskatchewan welcomed Clearwater's Ida Dekelver as she completed her 1,000-mile walk from Clearwater to her birthplace. She made the trip to celebrate Canada's centennial year. Her donkeys Jack and Bill's feet were okay again. Director of adult education R. Slingsby was advertising courses in bookkeeping, typing, square dancing, industrial first aid, woodworking and much more.



MP Len Marchand promised improved and extended television service while in Blue River. He was with his wife Donna, who met many old friends from her public health nurse days in the community. Bill Pickles was named Lion of the Year in Blue River. Martin Schafer was elected president of the Avola Snowmobile Club, with Martin Buis as vicepresident and Esther Hetu as secretary-treasurer.



Burglars struck four stores in Clearwater in one morning, three of them within a two-hour period. Thieves attacked Boots Drugs, Macleods, Old Caboose Restaurant and Safety Mart. School District 26 received its first two propane school buses. Local actor John Harwood was to take the starring role of Tevye in Kamloops Operatic Society's production of "Fiddler on the Roof."


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Little Fort residents were pleased that work had started on a new community hall. The previous hall, a landmark since 1938, had burned to the ground the previous January, shortly after being re-roofed. Dr. John Cooluris, formerly of Mackenzie, was to establish a dental practice down on the Flats in Clearwater in what is presently known as the Firewest building.


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BACK IN TIME Ritcey, Vern Salden and Frank Tonge were competing to represent Area A on the TNRD board. Vavenby Community Club and Recreation Commission received a cheque in the amount of $6,666 from the Expo Legacy fund. MLA Claude Richmond said the grant would be used for the construction of a multi-purpose asphalt pad for use as tennis courts, badminton courts and other recreational activities.



Avola residents were upset about a decision to close the Avola Library and replace it with a bookmobile. The library was housed in the historic Avola schoolhouse, and cost less than $10,000 per year, said Area B director Steve Quinn. Clearwater resident

Bill Morse was setting up a volunteer driver program to transport people in need to medical appointments hospital.


YEARS AGO: A group of Upper Clearwater residents built a wooden stairway to the base of Moul Falls. Between 75 and 100 people used the trail daily, reported Dale Pelton. Blue River School had 17 high school age students taking part in an experimental program. They were using computer-aided instruction to avoid the lengthy bus ride into Clearwater, said teacher Lee Erickson.



Laura Mackenzie accepted the Citizen Of The Year award for 2002, Ron Storie

won Safety Person Of The Year, Alexander Shymkiw was given Youth Of The Year and Bonnie Ruttan picked up two awards: Employee Of The Year and Tourism Business Of The Year for the Wells Gray Inn. Vavenby Elementary School teacher Robyn Rexin was given a clock to commemorate 25 years of service as a teacher with the school district. Kelcie Petre caught the most fish during the Grizzly Anglers annual Sherman Colborne Fishing Derby on Dutch Lake.



Chief elections officer Lyle Huntley was in the community, personally accepting the last of the nomination documents for

those running for the first municipal council. John Harwood and Bert Walker ran for mayor, while Robert Beaudry, Jack Braaksma, Brent Buck, Mohammad Chaudhary, Christy Dobi, Don Geiger, Ron Hadley, Ken Kjenstad, Jon Kreke, Jeff Lamond, John Pearce, Candus Pelton, Tim Pennell, Ty Poss, Carol Robertson, Stephanie Teare, and Cheryl Thomas ran for council positions. New life had been injected into the sport of downhill skiing in Clearwater as the TNRD agreed to submit an Expression of Interest to the Mountain Pine Beetle Community Economic Diversification Imitative program, to fund a feasibility study establishing a new high altitude ski area in the community.



Simpcw First Nation members Mike Loring, Shelly Loring and Tina Donald welcomed a busload of Clearwater students to a rock near Little Fort decorated

with numerous petroglyphs. Young members of the band had used the site in earlier times during their vision quests. Delays by consultants working for the federal government meant Clearwater's new eco-depot would not be completed that fall. "I can only assume this company must be being paid by the hour," said Clearwater Mayor John Harwood. Willow Macdonald of Janie's General Store in Blue River was challenging Max Lentz to be TNRD director for Thompson Headwaters (Area B). "I want more services for children of all ages and moms. Every kid matters," she said. Lentz counted three cellphone towers being constructed near Vavenby, Wire Cache and Blue River as among his accomplishments. Wells Gray Community Forest held a workshop on nontimber forest products in Chu Chua. Royal Roads University researcher Tim Brigham and local herbal specialist Sharon Neufeld were the main presenters.

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New webcams, new features enhance DriveBC website Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure VICTORIA - As recent snow flurries in mountain passes remind us that winter weather will soon be here, the government of B.C. has activated another 18 new highway webcams, and has upgraded the Route Planner feature on its DriveBC website to provide motorists with additional tools

to plan their trip and travel safe. A total of 30 new webcams are being added to the network this year, bringing the number of webcam images available on DriveBC to over 250. All are expected to be installed and operating by winter, giving motorists a real-time view of weather and road conditions. Webcams are just one tool to help you plan your journey. DriveBC also features

a Route Planner, which has been upgraded to take into consideration any delays, road closures and border waits along the way. In addition to showing them as icons on the map, the turn-by-turn directions will include the information on any highway message signs associated with that route, and webcam images to give you a full picture. There are mobile (tablet and smart phone) versions

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New department ensures continued safe surgical care at Royal Inland Interior Health

of new equipment. This major project was approached in phases to allow surgical procedures to continue uninterrupted at the hospital. The first phase, which consisted of the redesign and expansion of the MDR unit and installation of new sterilization equipment, is now complete. With the new area complete, a new dedicated elevator is being installed to support delivery of surgical tools between operating rooms and the MDR unit, and renova-

A new and improved Medical Device Reprocessing department at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops was unveiled Friday as part of a $10.75 million overhaul to the unit, which included a major renovation and new state-ofthe-art equipment. "The redevelopment of the Medical Device Reprocessing unit at Royal Inland, along with the introduction of new, cutting edge equipment, will help ensure uninterrupted quality care for Kamloops-area patients for years to come," said Kamloops North Thompson MLA Terry Lake. The Medical Device Reprocessing area is responsible for the cleaning and sterilization of medical equipment and surgical tools. In 2010 Interior Health enlisted an external consultant to conduct a thorough review of the RIH Medical Device Reprocessing unit. This was in response to 'RQŇ&#x2039;WWDNH\RXUPXVFOHV IRUJUDQWHG2YHU issues raised that year &DQDGLDQVZLWKPXVFXODU regarding equipment G\VWURSK\WDNHWKHPYHU\ cleaning and sterilizaVHULRXVO\ tion. The resulting /HDUQPRUHDWPXVFOHFD report made several recommendations, the most significant being unit redesign and renovation and the purchase


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Forest Practices Board reports accomplishments Forest Practices Board VICTORIA -The

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key findings from April 2011 to March 2012, was released recently, and it illustrates the board's efforts to look at a range of different resource developments affecting public forestland. "Last year we audited some nontypical forestry operations to see if the generally good compliance we have found in the forest

sector extended to other industries as well," said Al Gorley, board chair. "We audited forestclearing operations of two oil and gas companies and one ski-hill development, and we investigated a complaint about a hydroelectric project. Compliance was good in each case." The board completed and published the results of eight audits;

started four more; responded to dozens of questions, concerns and complaints from the public; and released six reports about issues affecting B.C.'s public lands. In keeping with the board's strategic priorities, key report topics included the effectiveness of the Province at re-stocking its forests; how well the forest industry reports its activi-

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Guess the weight Employee Krista Wilson invites residents to stop by Bayley's Bistro in the Brookfield Mall and guess the weight of the pumpkin. Guesses are $2 each. The Bistro will match the proceeds and winner of the contest will receive lunch for two at Bayley's Bistro. The proceeds this year will go to Forestview to be used for entertainment activities. Draw date is set for Nov. 15. "This is the fourth year we have done this," says owner Noreen Venables. Photo by Yevonne Cline

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TNRD orders boil water for Vavenby On Monday morning, Oct. 18 Malcolm and Austin Greene of the Vavenby Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the school in one of the fire trucks. They were there to dress Mercy Flegel in her gear and to take her for a ride around town in the truck. This was her special prize for being Fireman For a Day. She looked very excited about going and the class waved her off. Everyone jumped when the truck blew its horn.

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will try to hold it in Vavenby once a month. Meetings will not be held on holiday weekends. This Christian youth group is open to all teens from grades 8 - 12. The first meeting of Y2C held in Vavenby was on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Vavenby Christian Church. There were 60-plus teens present. First they played a town wide game and then met at the church for a devotional about teen bullying. The next two meetings are at the Baptist Church in Clearwater.

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Five churches from Clearwater and Vavenby have joined together to sponsor a youth ministry called Y2C Youth Ministry. It will meet Fridays starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. The group leaders

Vavenby General store is holding a Halloween coloring contest for ages zero - 12. The prizes are a surprise and a free movie rental. Pick up your picture from the store and turn it back

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Boil water order for Vavenby ThompsonNicola Regional District issued a boil water order for Vavenby on Monday. Reason for the order was problems with the chlorine pump, said Vavenby's Fire Chief for a Day Mercy Flegel is all kitted out with Arden Bolton, manager of util- firefighters Austin Greene (l) and Malcolm Greene (r). She got a ride around town on a firetruck on Oct. 18. ity services. Photo by Robyn Rexin A call-out service telephoned all resiis one step below a do Until the cause of dents on the water sys- the malfunction was not consume order. tem, using telephone determined, how long numbers from their the boil water order water bills. would last could not be Faxes were sent to a determined. list of contacts within A boil water order the community, such KAMLOOPS means everyone should as the school and the boil water before using store. it. It is one step up As of Monday after- from a boil water adviFULL FACILITY Y noon, a person was sory, which is directed HOTEL checking the pump to only at those with Centrally located to determine what was the compromised immune all malls. problem, said Bolton. systems and so on. It

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Sharing memories of Upper Clearwater School Keith McNeill Life back then wasn’t easy but growing up in Upper Clearwater in earlier times had its own rewards. That was the message Clara Ritcey, Hazel Wadlegger and Ellen Ferguson brought to about 60 people who gathered at the former Upper Clearwater schoolhouse on Sunday, Oct. 21. The gathering was the fourth in about 20 events planned for Wells Gray World Heritage Year. The building didn’t exist when she started school, said Clara (Helset) Ritcey. The first school in the valley opened in 1938 and was across the road from where Pat Hanson lives now. Ritcey started school in 1939. “Our school was not so palatial as this,” she said. “Germs hadn’t been invented yet, so

we were lucky.” The students constantly hung their clothes by the stove to dry in winter. “The smell of scorched wool reminds me of Grade 1,” Ritcey said. Ivy Wisemueller was her first teacher. She was paid $4 per student per month, plus received room and board from the parents. The parents also paid $2 per student per month, which could be quite a hardship for some families. Despite only getting $32 per month for her eight pupils, Wisemueller did not receive a paycheque from the government for the entire year. She survived on the occasional $5 bill her mother enclosed with her letters. At the end of the school year her brother sent her $10 so she could take the train home. Wisemueller’s marTHE AGM FOR THE NORTH THOMPSON COMMUNITIES FOUNDATION

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(L-r) Ellen Ferguson, Clara Ritcey and Hazel Wadlegger stand in front of the former Upper Clearwater School. The three gave their recollections of education in Upper Clearwater on Sunday, Oct. 21, in one of a series of events planned for Wells Gray World Heritage Year. TRU has logged over 10,000 visitor days, using the school as a research and education center, and plans to build a modern building at the site next year. Photo by Keith McNeill The big barrel stove was in the middle of the room and the students arranged their desks in a circle around it in an attempt to keep warm. “We had to go to school,” she recalled. “The kids would leave in the morning and the parents wouldn’t know if they got there until



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they came back in the afternoon. Things have changed since then.” Her first teacher was a Mrs. Johnson, who only stayed one year. She took her second year by correspondence. Her Grade 3 teacher was Alex Hazard. He stayed for a year or so, and then left for a year.

until she was ready to go to high school in Clearwater. Ellen (Helset) Ferguson, Clara’s younger sister, started school in 1960. Their teachers were of variable quality, she reported. One told them there were penguins at the North Pole, when they knew there weren’t. Another insisted that if they wore rubber boots indoors they would go blind. Things changed when Edith Money took over and brought them up to standard. “The teachers had to be really well organized,” Ferguson said. “We just took it for granted.” A furnace was installed for the school while she was a student, but she recalled the boys pressing oranges on the letter on the woodstove to brand the name onto the peel. Anther memory was of using a jelly-pad to make copies. There were no photocopiers at the time. The Christmas concert was one of the high points of the year and rehearsals started in early fall. “All in all, it was a good place to go to school,” Ferguson said. The next Wells Gray World Heritage event will be Exploring Wells Gray the Way it Used to Be on Saturday, Nov. 10, with Frank Ritcey.

The high school soccer season ended on Oct. 19 in Penticton with the Clearwater Raiders battling the best teams in the Thompson-Okanagan for a berth at the provincials. The Raiders were undefeated in their regular season, having beat the former West Zone champions, St Ann’s, by a score of 2 - 0. Despite the fact that many team members were playing with injuries or colds, Clearwater was a strong competitor in every game played. The Raiders lost their first two games 2 - 1, in tight contests against Osoyoos and King Christian School. Both games could have gone either way. Cody Gunn scored against Osoyoos on a perfect penalty shot after Tommy Brown was hauled down on a breakaway. In the second match, against Kings Christian, the Raiders had the edge

in play and chances, but Aiden Sim had the lone goal for the Raiders. The third game was against one of the best teams in B.C., Kelowna Christian School. The Raiders held them to a 1 - 0 lead at halftime, but eventually fell 4 - 0 to an older and more experienced team. Goalie Donald Ritchie made many outstanding saves to keep Clearwater in the game. The final game of the tournament was against Ashcroft and the Raiders played an excellent match and won by a convincing 5 - 2 score. Aaron Murray scored a hat trick in what was the last game of his high school soccer career. Cody Gunn and Everett Raschke scored the other goals. It is with sadness that the season ends, but the Clearwater Raiders played outstanding, entertaining soccer and should be proud of their accomplishments this year.

Nielsen Graham (l) helps Donald Ritchie clear the ball from in front of Clearwater's net. Photo submitted

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North Thompson veteran: Joe Short Deadly season for Canadian hunters • Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot. • Always point the muzzle in a safe direction. • Obtain permission before hunting on private property.

Times staff

Canadian Safety Council

Originally from Roblin, Manitoba, Vavenby resident Joe Short joined the Canadian military (army) on Nov. 8, 1957 at age 17. He served with the second battalion, 2 Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI - Airborne) until 1963. From there he transferred to the cook trade and served three years in Soest, Germany, with the Vandoos’ medical unit. Postings in Canada included Winnipeg, Joe Short wears his dress uniform in this photo Edmonton, Calgary, Wainwright, Kingston, taken in Victoria in 1992. Photo submitted Nanaimo and also He trained with Gagetown, CFB several American mili- owned two cafes in Shiloh in Manitoba Sidney, B.C. and six months at CFS tary units in bases in Alaska, Yakima and Short moved to Alert on Ellesmere Fort Lewis. Vavenby in 1998 where Island. He spent the last he has been active Overseas postings two years of his miliin the local Legion. included one sixPositions served month tour to Cyprus, tary career on HMCS MacKenzie at CFB with Royal Canadian two six-month tours Esquimalt. Legion Branch 259 to Egypt, the Golan Upon retirement include president, viceHeights on the Israel/ in 1985 he taught president and sergeantSyria border, and foods at a college in at-arms. Norway.

Headlines from across the country highlight a rash of premature deaths because of incidents involving firearms this hunting season. There are safety measures that need to be respected whenever a firearm is used for hunting. • Take a Canadian Firearms Safety Course. Refresher courses are recommended. • Wear blaze orange. • When traveling to and from a hunting area, keep your firearm unloaded and locked. • Do not hunt in populated areas. This includes rural communities, even where the population is low. • Do not hunt in an area where several hunters are already present. • Do not hunt when visibility is impaired. Saturday, Oct 27th, 2012 • Never hunt while impaired, whether by Bar open – 1 pm a lack of sleep or subMeat draws – 3 – 5pm 16 draws + 1 bonus draw stances such as alcohol. 50/50 draw at 4 pm • Rely on sight, not Queen of Hearts 50/50 draw at 5 pm sound. Do not pull the trigger until you are cerDANCE – 7PM – KARAOKE WITH TAMMY – BEST COSTUME PRIZE tain of your target. FINGER FOOD - $15.00 PER PERSON OR $25.00 PER COUPLE. NO MINORS • Never let your attention lapse.

Meat Draw & Halloween Dance

CARN-EVIL 357 Wyndhaven Place

October 30th 7-9pm October 31st 6-10pm Admission by donation to the Food Bank Not suitable for children under 12 without parental supervision


Thursday, October 25, 2012 Clearwater Times


Carpet bowlers enjoy Thanksgiving The Friendly Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seniors carpet bowlers pose for a photograph following their recent Thanksgiving dinner. Pictured are (back, l-r) Howard Nielson, Mel Sasek, Garth Campbell, Kay Davis, Peter Erickson, Bill Haring, Connie Sasek, Betty Gouldhawke, (front, l-r) Tom Miller, Tina Haring, Margaret Lestander, Adrienne Campbell, Muriel Dunford, Mary Colter, and Agnes Macgregor. Photo submitted

Bring a friend to skate Program assistant Aliya Bieber teaches beginner skaters Owen Lamond and Morgan Matwick how to walk with skates on during a 'Bring a Friend' skate class held at the North Thompson Sportsplex on Thursday Oct. 11. Raft Mountain Skating Club is still looking for more people who want to learn how to figure-skate. Photo by Yevonne Cline



HOME HARDWARE 86 Station Rd., Clearwater


Kayden makes a play Clearwater Secondary School senior girls volleyball player Kayden Arduini returns a serve from the Barriere team during a playday at CSS on Thursday, Oct. 11. Watching are #4 Vanessa McGill and coach Jaime Loader. Photo by Yevonne Cline

NORTH THOMPSON SPORTSPLEX Hockey Lives Here! Clearwater & District Minor Hockey Become part of a winning team.

COMING EVENTS Midget Rep vs Sicamous

Join Minor Hockey and learn to play Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Game. Open to Boys and Girls. Ice Times begin Sept. 11 â&#x20AC;˘ Register @ 250 674 2594 or


Wells Gray Curling Club EVENING/AFTERNOON LEAGUES Evenings: Singles/Couples, Teams

Oct. 27 @ 7:30pm and Oct. 28 @ 10:00am

October 26 and 28 - Dairy Queen and Borrow Ent.

1/2 league $110 â&#x20AC;˘ Full league $170 Call Gwen 250-674-4072 or 250-674-3768

PW Rep vs Revelstoke

Every Friday and Sunday @ 4:30pm

Afternoons: $80 Call Larissa 250-674-3373

Oct. 27 @ 5:15pm and Oct. 28 @ 12:15

Raft Mountain Skating Club Register @ Mens Drop In Hockey Every Tues. at 8:30pm For league info & schedule call 674-2143 Oldtimers Hockey Every Wed. @ 8:30pm and Sunday at 7:00pm Mens Rec. Hockey League Games every Fri. at 7:30 & 8:45 & every Sunday at 6:00

Sliders and Brooms Provided.

Girls Hockey Jamboree Nov. 17/18

Family Skating - Get some exercise at no charge - sponsored by:

For more information about the Sportsplex or any programs call 250 674 2143

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New Year's Eve Bullarama fundraiser at Agriplex Barriere Star/ Journal A New Year's Eve Bullarama and dance will be held at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere as a fundraiser for the Farm Kids Scholarship Fund. "It's a great venue with exciting entertainment. What's better than watching live bull riding followed by an old time country dance for New Year's?" said Steven Puhallo, president and founder of the Farm Kids Fund, "This is a regional event with people

from Clearwater to Kamloops coming to 'buck in' the New Year." "We have a great partner and venue sponsor in the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association, which administers the Agriplex in Barriere. They're been great to work with and the Agriplex is such a great facility for the region," Puhallo stated. Jill Hayward, president of the NTFFRA, sees this as another event choosing Barriere because of its investment

in agri-tourism. "Events like the New Year's Eve Bullarama are one of the reasons why we took the leap and built the Agriplex. Having a major regional event like this proves the value of such a facility," she said. The New Year's Eve Bullarama will feature bucking bulls from local stock contractor S&E Bucking Bulls. S&E stock boss Ed Lebourdais is proud of the caliber of bucking bulls that will be matched against some of western North America's best bull riders.

"We've got bulls that will buck all night and the cowboys better be ready to ride some lightning!" he said. The event is sanctioned by Elite Professional Bull Riders out of Acton, Montana. "EPB sanctioning allows us to attract a high caliber of bull rider from across Canada and the United States," said Lebourdais. Find more information on the Farm Kids Fund and the Bucking for the Farm Kids - Barriere New Year's 2012 Bullarama

at www.farmkidsfund. ca. Tickets are on sale online at www., at The Horse Barn in Kamloops, and at the North Thompson Star/ Journal in Barriere.

Team BC brings bronze medals home from Canadian Equestrian Championships Barriere Star/Journal The Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships (CIEC) took place between September 21 - 23, 2012 in Bromont, Quebec and was attended by a total of nine provinces and their respective horse councils. Team BC went with eight riders, a coach, a Chef de Quipe and quite the entourage of parents. Team members say they had a great time riding and competing with the other provinces and got to have the unique experience of competing on horses they’ve never ridden before. Team BC placed fifth in the overall Barriere’s Darcey Woods competes in reining competition for Team BC provincial standings. They also came aboard ‘Great Precious Gun’, owned by Robert Deslandes of Shefford, home with a Team Bronze Medal in Quebec, during the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships that Reining with senior competitor Darcey Woods of Barriere, and junior competi- took place Sept. 21 - 23, in Bromont, Quebec. Photo credit/copyright with permission – Dieter Wahr – DW Equine Photography. tor Whitney Watson-Wilson of Salmon Arm, comprising the team result. A second medal, an Individual Bronze Medal in Dressage was won by Shelley Mills of Langley. “an Independent” congregation in fellowship with the This was Woods’ second year in a row representing broader Christian community in the area. Team BC at the championships in Quebec. She is currently the president of the Barriere and District Riding Meeting at: 11 Lodge Drive Club, and heads up the Light Horse Division at the (Behind Fields Store) North Thompson Fall Fair. Sunday The Horse Council of BC reports, “All riders did Worship Service an excellent job at performing on leased horses with 10 am only two days warm up to become familiar with their On the Web: mounts.” For information The 2013 CIEC competition may take place in 250.674.3841 or 250.674.2912 Calgary, Alberta, whereby Team BC will be able to compete on their own qualified horses.

CONTACT US TO DISCUSS • Your goals and dreams • Your issues and obstacles • Your success and quality of life


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St James Catholic Church


New Year’s Eve



North Thompson Agriplex, Barriere, B.C. Tickets available online at North Thompson Star/Journal (Barriere) Horse Barn (Kamloops).

Bullarama and New Year’s Party (19+): $80.00

Bullarama only: $50.00 • 12 and under (bullarama only): $15.00 Food vendors will be available on site Sanctioned by Elite Professional Bullriders Inc.

Church Directory

Clearwater Christian Church

It’s not what you earn, it’s what you keep


Your places of worship Clearwater Seventh-Day Adventist Church Pastor Bill Kelly Saturday Service - 10am Clearwater Christian Church

Ph. 250-674-3468

CLEARWATER Sunday Service Mass • 11am - 12pm UNITED CHURCH Meeting at Tuesday & Thursday Catholic Church of St. James 10am Worship 324 Clearwater Sunday 9am Village Road 250-672-5653 or 250-674-3808 250-672-5949 or 250-676-9435 •Father Don O’Reilly

Clearwater Living Streams Christian Fellowship


Meeting at New Life Assembly every Sunday 5:00pm

(Kids church during service)

Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am

Contact Dave Meehan 250-674-3217 email: Clearwater Community Church open to everyone - all denominations

Wednesdays Am Ladies Bible Study Thursday 3-5pm Kids Club

Phone: 250-674-2345 308 W Old N Thompson Hwy

COMMUNITY BAPTIST 24E Old North Thompson Hwy

Worship Service 10:30 Pastor Mike Kiewitt 250.674.1332


Thursday, October 25, 2012 Clearwater Times

Business & Service Directory Accountant - Certified

STONE & COMPANY (Robert Lawrie, Silvia Scheibenpflug)

Certified General Accountants Rison Realty • 32 E Old N. Thompson Hwy.

Appliance Repair

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Phone 250-672-9809 or 250-319-5230 Email: Website:




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674-4001 (250) 674-8469 (250)

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Septic - Installation - Service - Pumping Demolition - Excavation - Backhoe Service Trucking - Crane Truck - Water - Dump

Dan Arnold

Gravel - Sand - Top Soil - Snow Removal Paul 250.819.3205

250-587-0010 Electric Contractors


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Garbage Collection

Motor Licence Office



Residential & Commercial Garbage Collection. Residential includes Blue Bag Recycling

~ flowers ~ plants ~ gifts ~ balloon bouquets ~

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Building Contractor


Rob Kerslake Steve Noble

Containers available for construction sites, yard clean-up, industrial sites etc.

District of Clearwater

Serving from Vavenby to Blackpool area

250-674-2733 132 Station Road, Box 157, Clearwater, B.C. V0E 1N0 Office Hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Open through the Noon hour

Plumbing & Drains

Plumbing & Heating

Propane Sales



specializing in weddings, sympathy, birthdays, anniversaries and other important occasions 73 Taren Drive, Clearwater Phone 250-674-2929 Toll Free: 1-877-974-2929




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Phone Jager Garbage 250-674-3798


PROPANE & ELECTRIC FURNACE REPAIR Furnace Installation • Heat Pumps and Air Conditioning Radon Gas Mitigation • Serving Blue River - Little Fort


Jim Vandenborre • Fully insured

visa, debit, mc accepted



Call Bev for all your propane needs

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Business & Service Directory Septic Service

Snow Removal FULL STEAM



Snow Removal and Sanding


Phone 250-674-1470 Commercial & Residential



Give us a call before it’s too late! BEST rates in town


John Chaytor Box 561 Clearwater, BC V0E 1N0

Serving the North Thompson Valley for over 10 Years Valemount • Blue River • Avola • Vavenby • Clearwater • Little Fort

1st 20 spaces at $500/year 778-208-5300 Clearwater, BC


Business & Service Directory

Taxi Service


RV / Boat & Mini Storage



Off the Hook



24 Hour Service Free Scrap Car Removal 516 Swanson Road Used Auto Parts


From the music stand of…


Leah Jones

• Vocal Coach and Music Teacher, Choir Director • Child and Adult Lessons

Al Kirkwood 674-3343


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On Friday, Oct. 12, the RCMP started to receive a number of complaints of gunshots during the middle of the night near the area of the ski trails close to Barber Road. An officer made a patrol up Road 9 and located a pickup truck coming down the road. Eventually, the vehicle stopped in a driveway close by and the occupants identified. The driver said they had been getting firewood and felt the need to do some skeet shooting in the middle of the night.

(Reasonable Rates)


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For All Your Advertising Needs Call

OFFICE: 250-674-3123 or CELL: 250-674-1427

Residential & Industrial Wells

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having fun at the expense of that hard work.

Missed the driveway

1-800-222-TIPS Clearwater RCMP Report The thatt Th nextt day d it was llearnedd th the ski trails had been driven on by what appeared to be pickup truck with wide tires. Although it is likely that the same driver committed the two incidents, police ask anyone with information to step forward. Many residents work hard to maintain those trails while it appears that a few show nothing but disrespect by

On Oct. 13, the police were called to Avola after a vehicle had driven over a retaining wall at the gas station. When police arrived, the driver was nowhere to be found and it looked like the person had missed the driveway and instead drove onto the grass. It was learned that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He turned himself in the next day to deal with the warrant. He was also issued a ticket for starters - the insurance company will also be looking to speak with him.

Septic Service - Pumper Truck Bobcat and Backhoe Plumbing

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In B.C., police can issue a violation ticket to a person as the owner of a vehicle even if he or she was not a driver. In a case like this, even if the driver leaves the scene after a collision, the owner is still responsible for the use of his or her vehicle.

Copper theft On Oct. 17, it was reported to police that somebody had broken into the Kinder Morgan site at Finn Creek and stolen some copper wiring. The incident is still under investigation and police are looking for the public's help. If anyone has information about the theft, please let police know by contacting Crimestoppers or Clearwater RCMP.

Chainsaw theft Sometime in the evening of Oct. 18 a person broke into an ArborCare Tree Service vehicle parked in Vavenby and stole a number of chainsaws. There is some indication that the person who committed the theft is local to the area and police urge potential buyers to check first before paying for a stolen chainsaw. Regardless if you bought the saw or not, possession of stolen property is a chargeable offence. If anyone saw a vehicle parked near the trucks along Allingham Way in Vavenby during the night of Oct. 18, your help would be appreciated. Further, if a person selling a chainsaw has approached anyone, consider where it came from.


Thursday, October 25, 2012 Clearwater Times

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. ~ Mark Twain


Food Safe Level 1

Oct 26 & 27


Joy of Painting

Oct 27


Live Figure Drawing

Nov 1-30

Ink & Oil Rouging

Nov 3

Traf¿c Control

Nov 3 & 4

Occupational First Aid Level 1

Nov 5


Home Alone Program

Nov 5


$115 $85 $270

Ceramics - Handbuilding Pottery Nov 6 & 20


Indian Cooking - Pakoras


Nov 8



This daytime course is perfect for people looking for something new to try. Open to all ages and abilities, participants will develop drawing techniques through the study of the human form. Students will be drawing from a live model at each class. Thursdays, Nov 1 – 30, 9– 11:00am, @ CRC $115

Wells Gray Country UPCOMING EVENTS


Oct. 27: Kamloops Stamp Show & Auction, 10 am – 3 pm, Nov. 18: 17th Annual Craft Fair, Wells Gray Inn. 10 am – 2 pm Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way. Nov. 24: Craft Fair, Blackpool Hall, 10 am – 2 pm, 250-5876202 for info. Oct 31: Childrens Halloween Party, Blackpool Hall, 4 to 6 pm Free games, activities, hot dogs & treats! Nov. 29: Beta Sigma Phi Craft Auction. Door open 6 pm, Wells Gray Inn Nov. 2: Little Fort coffee House, 7 pm, Little Fort Hall, 250-674Clearwater Farmers Market: 5116 for info. Saturdays 9am – 12pm from May to Oct. Nov 10: Explore Wells Gray the way it used to be. Register on the IWE grounds opposite Brookfield Mall. 250-828-5400

TEL: 250.674.3530 IN PERSON: 224 Candle Creek Rd. EMAIL:

ONGOING EVENTS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Clearwater Choir: Youth 3:30 - 5 pm; Adult 6:30 - 9 pm, Tuesdays, Clearwater Christian Church • Crafts & Conversations with Cheryl. Tuesdays 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Center. Phone 674-3703 for more info. • Clearwater Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9:00 am – Noon. For more information please call Anne at 250-6743444. • Clearwater-Vavenby Lions Bingo: Every 2nd Tues. Elks Hall. 250-587-6269 • M&M (Mrs. & Ms.) Social. Last Sun of the mth Wells Gray Inn. 1pm: 587-6503 • Blackpool Community Hall Coffee House; Local musicians – every 2nd Fri. of the month watch for posters. Doors open 6:30 pm. Concession, $3 or 2 for $5. • Clearwater Elks Bingo - every 2nd Thurs. Elks Hall. open 5pm • Cribbage Wed. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 12:30 pm. • Little Fort Coffee House 7pm Little Fort Hall. 1st Fri of the mth Oct. - May Bill 672-5116 • Fun Darts Fri. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 6 pm. CHILDREN & FAMILIES • Raccoon StrongStart at Raft River Elem school days Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri from 8:45-11:45am • Raccoon StrongStart at Vavenby Elem school days Wed 8:50-11:50am • Clearwater Breastfeeding Group: 3rd Wed. of every month 7:30pm @ YCS • Mother Goose - Mornings, register call Kerry at 250-6742600 ext 227 HEALTH & HEALING Tuesday Morning Coffee ~ 10 am – 11 am at Baptist Church. Themed weekly women’s discussions - drop-in.

• Shambhala Meditation Group: meets every Tuesday at Forest House 6:30-8:00 pm. Info: 250-587-6373. • Connections Healing Rooms - every Friday from 1-3pm (except stat. holidays). 86 Young Rd. No charge. Sponsored by Living Streams Christian Church. • Healthy Choices – every Tues 9am, 12 & 5:30pm at Skills Center. Info call Kim 674-0224 • Clearwater & District Hospice 3rd Mon. Sept-Jun 10am Legion. RECREATION • Drop-in soccer: Tuesdays & Thursday at 7pm at CSS field. Everyone welcome! • Bowling: Mon. 10–12pm & 1-3pm; Thurs., 1-3pm. Seniors Centre at Evergreen Acres. 674-2699 • Clearwater Sno-Drifters: Meet 1st Thursday of every month. 250-676-9414 • CNT Rod & Gun Club: 3rd Sun. of the mth. Blackpool Hall 7pm Sept. - April • Drop in Tennis: Mon & Thurs 6:30pm All levels. Double & single play. Rotary Sports Park. • Volleyball: Tues. 7:30-9:00 PM, Oct. 9 - Dec. 11, 2012. Clearwater Secondary School Gym, $2 drop in. • Walk Fit: Wed. 9-10am & Thurs. 6-7pm, until Nov. 8/12. Meet at Clearwater Secondary Amphitheatre. FREE. Info 250-674-1878 • Yoga Tree – Call or email Annie 674-2468 annie.pomme@ • Core Strength Fitness. Tuesdays. 10-11am 250-674-0001 SENIORS • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society 3rd Sun Social Meet at the Wells Gray Hotel at 12:30pm for lunch or dessert, & chat • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society Book Club Last Thursday of the month at 2pm at the public library. All seniors are welcome

For a complete list of our area’s COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS please stop in at the Times office and pick up your copy of the North Thompson Community Directory • Brookfield Mall Clearwater • 250-674-3343 TO ADD YOUR COMMUNITY EVENT OR ORGANIZATION PLEASE CALL THE TIMES AT 250-674-3343

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Happy Occasions: Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, etc. 1 column by 3 inch - $18.49 + GST Deadlines: Word Ads: Mondays 5pm Display Ads: Mondays 12pm It is the policy of The Star/Journal and The Times to receive pre-payment on all classified advertisements. Ads may be submitted by phone if charged to a VISA, MC or an existing account.

CHECK YOUR AD! Notice of error must be given in time for correction before the second insertion of any advertisement. The paper will not be responsible for omissions or for more than one incorrect insertion, or for damages or costs beyond the cost of the space actually occupied by the error. Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of ads which discriminate against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved. Readers; in ads where ‘male’ is referred to, please read also as ‘female’ and where ‘female’ is used, read also ‘male’. NOTE: When ordering items out of province, the purchaser is responsible to pay provincial sales tax. Do not send money in response to an advertisement without confirming the credentials of that business, and be aware that some telephone numbers will be charged for by the minute



Coming Events


17th Annual Winter Wonderland Arts & Crafts Fair Sunday Nov 18 10 am - 2pm Wells Gray Inn conference Center

Clearwater: AA meetings every Wednesday, #11 Lodge Dr., side door. Roll call 8 p.m. 250674-7155 or 250-674-7313

Hospital Gift Corner Open Monday - Friday 10 am - 1 pm

FOUND: sleeping bag, near Clearwater. Call 250 688-6694

New Year’s Eve Bullarama Bucking for the Farm Kids New Year’s Eve, 7pm-2am Doors Open at 6:30pm At the NT Agriplex, Barriere Tickets available online at, the NT Star/Journal (Barriere), & the Horse Barn (Kamloops). Pancake Breakfast Blackpool Hall Sunday, Oct 28th 8 am - 11 am $5/person

Information Safe Home Response Providing a safe place to escape for women and their children. Volunteers always needed. Call 250-674-2135.

HOSPITAL AUXILIARY THRIFT SHOP Located across the railway tracks in Vavenby, B.C. Wednesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday 11a.m. - 3 p.m.

Lost & Found




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Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430

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Career Opportunities WELDER/FABRICATOR Westwinn/KingFisher Boats in Vernon, BC - looking for experienced welders. Quality is #1. Competitive salary & benefit programs. Mon-Fri work week. send resume to

Caretakers/ Residential Managers MOTEL ASST Manager team to run small nice Motel in Parksville BC. Non-Smoking, no Pets, in good Health, fulltime live-in position. Call 250586-1633 or email:

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Found: Digital camera with case. Found on Hwy 5 by Birch Island. Ph. 250-6785371 to identify. Found: Misc. items found at NT Fall Fair grounds in Barriere after the Labour Day long weekend. Items include jackets, hats, sunglasses, earrings, & rings. Also 1 small wallet (empty), a debit card, car keys, & an i-pod type device. Drop by the Star/Journal office to identify & claim, or call 250-672-5611. Lost: Black German Shepherd, purple and green collar. Female, with sore hip. Last seen in Blackpool area. Her name in Vegas. If found please call Jennifer at 250-587-6234

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Help Wanted Maintenance contractor needed for Woodside apartments (located across from Clearwater Library).

Duties include vacuuming hallways and stairs, mowing lawn, shoveling steps and sidewalks, general maintenance, light repairs and some painting. Residence in the building is not a requirement. Applications should be sent to: Strata Plan K252 105 - 245 Park Drive Clearwater, BC V0E 1N1 Applications must be received by 5 pm, Fri Nov 16.

Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

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


SKILL DEVELOPMENT: If you have been on Employment Insurance in the past 3 years (5 years maternity) and are currently unemployed, you may be eligible for re-training dollars. Book an appointment to see one of our counselors for more information. We look forward to seeing you: come in and we’ll personally see that you get the information you’re seeking or call and make an appointment. • Free computer and Internet access • Free resume help • Free information on many services.

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Positions available in Blue River, Burns Lake, Grassy Plains, Bob Quinn Lake, Tatogga, Telegraph Creek and Jade City. Minimum of Class 3 BC Drivers Licence with air endorsement or recognized equivalent required. Wages and allowances per collective agreement.

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SUTCO Contracting Ltd. requires a qualified Chip Hauler, based in Merritt. The position requires min. 2 yrs exp. inclusive of mountain driving, clean abstract and ability to crossshift working days and evenings. We offer extended benefits, e-logs, satellite dispatch and steady work with direct pay. Fax: 250-357-2009 Tel: 250-357-2612 Ext: 230 or apply online;

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Maintenance Manager: FT/Blue River #1018 Sport Shop & Boutique Manager: FT/Blue River #1017 Class 1 with Air Truck Driver: Seasonal/Clearwater #1016 Payroll & Accounts Payable: FT/Blue River #1015 Boutique Clerk: Seasonal/Blue River #1014 Maintenance Supervisor: FT/Blue River #1013 Ski Technician: Seasonal/Blue River #1012 Water Systems Attendant Contract: PT/Clearwater #1011 Line & Buffet Cook: Seasonal/Blue River #1010 Swing Cook: Seasonal/Blue River #1009 Breakfast Cook: Seasonal/Blue River #1008 Sandwich Maker: Seasonal/Blue River #1007 Dining Room Supervisor: Seasonal/Blue River #1006 Electrician: FT/Blue River #1005 Wine Sommelier: Seasonal/Blue River #1004 Server: FT & PT/Blue River #1003 Line Cook: FT & PT/Blue River #1002 Dishwasher: PT/Clearwater #0914 Server: PT/Clearwater #0913 Processor Operator: FT/Clearwater #0910 Administrative Assistant: FT/Blue River #0908 Housekeeping Manager: FT/Blue River #0905 Housekeeper: Seasonal/Blue River #0904 Fine Dining Server: Seasonal/Blue River #0903 Snowcat Driver: Seasonal/ Blue River #0902 Registered Massage Therapist: Seasonal/Blue River #0901 Chef Garder Manger (Evening Chef): Winter Season/ Blue River #0820 Breakfast Cook: Winter Season/Blue River #0819 Dishwashers: Winter Season/Blue River #0818 Bus Host: Winter Season/Blue River #0817

Heli-Ski Guides: 6 pos/Seasonal/Blue River #0816 Lodge Manager: Seasonal/Blue River #0812 Housekeeping Supervisor Assistant: FT/Blue River #0810 General Information • Free Workshops: Thurs. Oct. 25th – Work Search Techniques Workshop (every 4th Thursday) Thurs. Nov. 1st – Internet & Email Basics Workshop ( or every 2nd Thursday) Thurs. Nov. 8th – Labour Market Information and Research Thurs. Oct. 18th – Creating and Updating Your Resume Workshop (every 3rd Thursday) Please call Call 250-674-2928 to register for free workshops • Resumes & Interviews: Go hand in hand, so the better prepared you are the greater the impression you will make to your future employer. Please drop in and our friendly staff will assist you. • Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS): Are you currently on Employment Insurance or have you been in the last 3-5 years? If you have, you may be eligible for wage subsidy. Ask us for further info. • Funding for Skill Enhancement: Recent or active EI clients with a career plan in mind seeking assistance through Service Canada are required to book an appointment with one of our Employment Counsellors. • Blue River Itinerant: An employment consultant comes to town twice/mth to the Blue River School. Next visit is Thursday Nov. 1 from 1-3. If a one on one appointment is required, please call to set up a time prior to the drop in.

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Employment Trades, Technical JOURNEYMAN automotive technician required for busy shop in Revelstoke, BC. We are diverse shop, working on all makes and models, and are devoted to quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. Applicant would be required to do all kinds of repairs from chassis and brakes to electrical and in depth computer diagnostics. $25-30/hr. Please email resume to or apply in person at The Revelstoke Garage - 1240 Powerhouse Rd, Revelstoke, B.C.

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


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

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Hay for sale, 5x5 rounds, 1200lbs alfalfa grass mix, top quality. $80. Louis Creek. 250672-9737

Pets Good Dog Obedience Spring Classes Starting in Nov.! Basic Obedience - A 6 week course in good manners & canine behaviour begins Thursday, Nov. 1, 7pm at the Fall Fair Hall in Barriere for all dogs at least 6 months old & up. Cost $100. Novice Class - Six weeks of fun as we take you & your dog to the next level of obedient behaviour. Participants must have successfully completed a previous Basic Obedience course to qualify. Class starts on Thursday, Nov. 1, 8pm. Cost $100. To register or for more information contact Jill Hayward at 250-319-8023

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

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Clearwater: Duplex on 1/2 acre, 3bdrm/5bdrm. Many upgrades. $174,900. Owners will consider trades in Kelowna area. Contact property manager 250-674-0188 Ask for Julie.

For Sale By Owner Barriere: newly renovated 3bdrm, 1232sqft, doublewide on .06 acres. 2.5k from downtown. Quiet area. $160,000 obo. 250-672-5528 Clearwater: Early 70’s 3 bdrm MH w/covered deck & addition. $6,500.00 for quick sale. Call Frank 604-751-2771 or 604-850-9059 EXECUTIVE CUSTOM HOME Barriere: 2 bdrms, 2 bath, 6 appl. f/yard, garage, c/a, u/g sprinklers, geo thermal, $1,100.00/mo, min. 1 yr lease. Avail. immediately. NS/NP. Gateway 250-372-1231

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent CLEARWATER: Clean 2 Bdrm. Apt close to Raft River School. 5 Appli. N/S, N/P, REF. $600/mo plus util. & DD. Avail. Nov 1st. 250-674-2559 Clearwater: Woodside Apt. Clean, renovated, 1 bdrm. Close to library & medical centre. Winter plug-ins. NS/NP Ph. 250-674-0220 Riverbend Seniors Community

Kamloops (55+) 2bdr. suite $1700/mo., river view, spacious, wheelchair friendly, many extras. Email 1(604)408-1023 Vancouver

Duplex / 4 Plex Barriere: 3 dbrm duplex, 1 1/2 bath, 1 car heated garage. W/D, fenced, inground sprinkler. Avail imm. RR $875/mo + DD. 250-672-0041 Barriere: 4plex (1 side), 2bdrm up, 1bdrm down. NS/NP/RR/ DD. Avail Nov 1. 250-6729958 or 250-319-5220 Barriere: large 1 bdrm apartment in quiet neighbourhood.750sqft. $590/mo. Pets negotiable. Call 250-682-2231 or 250-681-4364

Barriere: 3bdrm, newer, double wide in Riverland Park. NS/no large ptes. All appl. $795/mo RR. 250-6720253

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

Homes for Rent Barriere/Louis Creek: 1 bdrm home on 9.5 acres. $850/mo 250-690-7244

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Misc. Wanted Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town Used Postage Stamps Support International Scouting by donating used stamps which are sorted & sold to raise money for the International Development Fund of the International Scout & Guide Fellowship. This fund pays for training for Scouters in the third world. Drop stamps off at front counter of the Star/Journal in Barriere, or call Margaret at (250)672-9330.

January 20– February 18

Real Estate Acreage for Sale Barriere: 10 acres on Glengrove. Paved Rd., power, phone, water @ lot line. $149,000. 250-690-7244

February 19– March 20

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B.C. extremely concerned about pipeline testimony Ministry of Environment VICTORIA - The B.C. government is extremely concerned about the answers being given by Enbridge/Northern Gateway representatives at the hearings in Prince George. "The responses from Enbridge/ Northern Gateway to cross-examination by our legal counsel are too often incomplete and lacking in commitment," Environment Minister Terry Lake said. "Their answers suggest that the company is not taking the very real concerns of British Columbians seriously." The Province's cross-examination made it clear that the analysis of geological challenges is incomplete, and the mapping of geological hazards (such as landslide areas) that has been done lacks detail. As well, the company's geotechnical assessments use a different methodology from guidelines established specifically for British Columbia. The Province's cross-examination continued on Oct. 10, when Enbridge/

Northern Gateway representatives would not commit to adopting enhanced leak detection systems. While acknowledging that they are aware of systems that could detect very small leaks, the company would only say that they will continue to study them. The company would also not commit to using automatic shut-down in the case of a leak being detected, but would instead rely on manual shut-down decisions. "One thing that is crystal clear is that Enbridge/Northern Gateway is putting off making commitments about including these systems in the pipeline design until after they get approval to proceed," Lake said. "We believe that the only way to protect British Columbia's interests is to ensure that these commitments are made up front, so that everyone will understand how they intend to run this project." The Province will continue its crossexamination on operational and emergency preparedness issues in the Prince George hearings.

United Way gives to the Healthy Living program United Way representative Danalee Baker (l) presents a cheque for $5,000 to the Healthy Living program sponsored by District of Clearwater and Clearwater Secondary School. Accepting the funds are (l-r) District of Clearwater Community Recreation Healthy Living coordinator Eleanor Collins, former coordinator Christine Parsons, Clearwater councilor Shelley Sim, CSS principal Darren Coates and Clearwater chief administrator officer Leslie Groulx. "These funds are locally raised in the community and given out every fall," says Baker. "Approximately 80 per cent of donations to the United Way are made through payroll deductions." Photo by Yevonne Cline

Kamloops council howling at Greyhound Kamloops This Week Kamloops city councillors have harsh words for Greyhound Canada in the wake of another round of potential service cuts for the city and surrounding communities. The bus line has applied to the provincial passenger board to reduce its minimum route frequency across the province, citing "unsustainable" losses of about $14 million in B.C. While Kamloops would lose a few of its daily departures - the number of buses leaving for Vancouver and Alberta would fall from a minimum of 56 to 42 per week, for example Mayor Peter Milobar said he's more concerned for people living in smaller, regional communities. If Greyhound's application is successful, the

community of Clearwater is set to lose one of its two daily stops and it's not clear if it will be the afternoon or 2 a.m. departure that remains. "It wasn't that long ago that they actually reduced the routes down," Miobar said. "It seems like Greyhound is trying to get down to the point where it's a package-delivery service that happens to pick up people when it's not inconvenient for the people driving freight around the province." Milobar also criticized the time period the bus line had allowed for public comment. The submission period closed on Wednesday, Oct. 17, one day after council had its first chance to discuss the route change. Coun. Marg Spina said she's concerned about the effect the service cut could have on seniors who no longer drive. Spina argued the bus line shouldn't be allowed

to operate without competition as it does in the province if it's not going to run adequate routes. "They have the monopoly. If they can't do a good job of it, I say open it up and let the market settle it that way." Coun. Pat Wallace said she had little sympathy for the bus line. "I think we should write a very strong letter of disenchantment," she said. "We don't know their economics and it's probably not our business," Wallace said. "But, I can tell you the few times I've gone up there to send something, they're unloading a tremendous amount of freight - and that's money." While council voted unanimously to send a letter of displeasure to Greyhound Canada, councillors Tina Lange and Arjun Singh were

not entirely comfortable telling a private business how to operate. "If they are running empty buses or buses that are not full to a decent capacity, what will happen is the cost of a bus ticket will increase," Lange said, noting it could make it more difficult for low-income people to access the bus service. Singh wanted council's letter to include some positive ideas for the bus line. "I really do think they have an economic problem right now that needs to be solved," he said. However, Milobar said it wasn't council's job to fix Greyhound's business model, but to "make a very clear point that we're not happy not just for Kamloops, but for people in outlying communities coming into Kamloops."

All aboard the Ghost Train in Kamloops - if you dare! Kamloops This Week On a spooky Halloween night in 1915, steam locomotive 2141 left Kamloops and chugged north to Blue River. As the train and its 44 passengers approached Wolfenden, a mysterious green mist arose and swallowed the 2141. When the mist cleared, the locomotive, its passengers and its crew had vanished.

Nothing has been seen or heard from that train - unless it's the Halloween season. Legend has it the 2141 reappears at the historic train station in downtown Kamloops, ready to take the living on a short, but eyeopening journey back in time - and across the line that separates this world from the afterlife. Those brave enough to buy a ticket and step aboard the haunted 2141 may encounter the Undertaker and his misery. They may spot the

anxious Bride-To-Be. They may be approached by the Widow carrying a box, on which she carries . . . something too hideous to reveal in print. They may come across a restless banker, a spooked salesman, a nurse and patient, a hurdy gurdy girl, a schoolteacher, a grave digger, bridesmaids, conductors and more. They may steam past a graveyard and witness a scene that no amount of therapy can erase from the memory.

And, they may hear the clip-clopping of a horse and rest their frightened eyes on a body whose physical makeup defies logic. The Kamloops Heritage Railway's Ghost Train leaves from the Lorne Street station two more times during this haunted Halloween season: Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28. The train departs at 7 p.m. and may return - depending on whether it can find its way back from the other dimension - at

about 8:10 p.m. The Ghost Train is very popular and sells

out in short order. To check on available seats, call 250-374-

2141, e-mail info@ or go online to

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 Clearwater Times

Of the Year event builds community partnerships Keith McNeill

Girl Guide leader Katrina Link (r) enjoys throwing autumn leaves into the air with some of the participants of a recent campout held near Wells Gray Park. Photo submitted

Guides hold campout Submitted by Bay-Lea Hedlund The girls of the local Sparks, Brownies and Guides went on their fall overnight camp in September. They went to Helmcken Falls Lodge campground where they enjoyed learning a variety of camping skills. A hike in the area of the properties adjoining the lodge and Wells Gray Golf Course highlighted the trip. Some of the treasures found on the hike included a dead snake and mouse, a huge polypore (tree fungus),

accidental stepping in a small mineral spring and the investigation of a rather large bear “poo”. To the excitement of all we watched a muskrat playing in a small pond! Guide leaders included Katrina Link, Susan McFarland, Jane Olson and Kim McCaig. The participants included; Vienna, Cadence, Hannah, Alexa, Alexa, Kiliegh, Kristen, Mersaya and Bay-Lea. All had a great time and we invite the girls of the valley to join us! For more information call Jean Nelson 674 2327.



“You are here to fight for Clearwater, to fight for the business community and to make this a better place to live.” That was the message brought by Deb McClelland, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce executive director, in her role as guest speaker during Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce’s 52nd annual Of the Year banquet on Friday, Oct. 19. “As chambers of commerce, we are passionate about our communities and passionate about our work,” McClelland said. Chambers serve three basic roles, she said. These are to provide savings benefits to their members through membership in the BC Chamber of Commerce; to provide forum for business owners to network with each other; and to advocate to government on behalf of their members. Forming partnerships with businesses, organizations and agencies is an important part of that process, she said. In this regard, she was happy to see the developing relationship between the chambers in Kamloops and Clearwater. “This community pulls together,” said

Julie Mayo (second from left) wins the Employee of the Year award. With her are (l-r) MLA Terry Lake, Mayo, Chamber president Jeff Lamond, Keith Hanna for M.P. Cathy McLeod, nominees Francis Dyer, Hettie Buck, Sylvia Arduini and Cindy Wilgosh, and Ashlee Schmaltz, representing event sponsor Imperial Metals. Photo by Keith McNeill Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake in his remarks. “It’s enormously satisfying for me to come up the valley,” Lake said. “The people here are so welcoming and hospitable.” With various mines and other developments on the horizon, this area is on the cusp of really great things, the MLA said. Tim Pennell, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District director for Wells Gray Country (Area A), said he has had some close-up experience with the Yellowhead mining project. The development could mean more jobs and business, more

Katie Bieber proudly holds her certificate after winning the Youth of the Year award. Photo by Keith McNeill

electrical power and more stable power for the area, Pennell said.

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Councilor Shelley Sim, the acting mayor of Clearwater, spoke about the importance of community engagement. She thanked all the volunteers who help make things happen in Clearwater and area. “Building community partnerships is about improving the lives of people,” said Leslie Groulx, District of Clearwater’s CAO and economic development officer. The municipality has developed partnerships with a wide range of businesses and agencies, she said. These include Yellowhead Mining, Imperial Metals, Simpcw First Nation, UNBC, TRU, Clearwater Secondary School, and Yellowhead Community Services.

Clearwater Times, October 25, 2012  

October 25, 2012 edition of the Clearwater Times