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School trustees hear out parents


Questions surround trustees budget plan Carole Rooney Free Press

A workshop on 100 Mile school closures and reconfigurations, gathered ideas, questions and comments from parents and students in a more lighthearted atmosphere than previously seen. About 50 adults and a dozen students in attendance at the Out of the Box Think Tank brainstorming session, held by School District 27 in 100 Mile on Oct. 23, brought plenty of concerns to the trustees. The crowd broke into groups at several tables, each with a SD27 staff member as a co-ordinator to help record and, where requested, present the thoughts and ideas to the board that came forward from each discussion. SD27 superintendent Mark Thiessen said up front that everyone would

get a chance to be heard, including taking more comments at the end of the session, if necessary. “Everything written down will be also be given to the board, and we will enter it into our THOUGHTStream‚ — our online way of collecting data.” Some of the many questions surrounded what staffing changes will be needed to accommodate Grade 8 students in the various district elementary schools, what the cost of the portables is to teach Grade 9s at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO), and what issues might exist for cross-boundary busing. Parents were assured by SD27 chair Will Van Osch that Schools of Choice will not change with the reconfigurations. Continued on A6

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Lisa Nielsen and Jude Dion from Exeter Sporting Goods took first prize of $300 for The Wizard of OZ’s Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkey at the Halloween Dance Party 6. About 100 people attended the dance and Border Run AKA L.M.F.A.O. , kept the everyone dancing all night.

Lost 108 Mile plane discovered Ernie Hesse Sr.’s flight in 2000 ends in Revelstoke crash

The crash site and plane of Ernie Hesse Sr., missing since take-off from the 108 airport in Sept. 2000, has been found near Revelstoke B.C. Hesse Sr., father of 100 Mile resident Ernie Hesse Jr., had bought the plane the day before from a 108 Mile resident and was flying Ernie Hesse Sr. home to Stratford, Ontario.

The plane was reported missing and for three days 10 aircraft flew a search pattern with no results. The family continued searching with funds raised from friends and concerned citizens. The plane was discovered, but not reported, in 2005. In September 2012 it was revisited and the registration numbers given to the Canadian Transportation Safety Board who confirmed the plane as belonging to Hesse. 100 Mile RCMP, who are in charge of the

file, are not planning any further action. (The complete story of the planes discovery can be found on Page 3.)

Spring forward - fall back We all get an extra hours sleep this weekend as we roll our clocks back one hour to Standard Time, at 1:59 a.m. Sunday Nov. 4, in Canada, USA and Mexico. Daylight saving time is officially over until March 10, 2013.



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Revelstoke discovery ends 12-year-old mystery

Lodge destroyed by fire

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Ernie Hesse Sr., 62, had about 35 years of flying experience when he taxied his two-tone, single-engine, 1959 Piper Comanche onto the runway of the 108 Mile Airport. Sept. 8, 2000 was a cloudy day at the small airport. The Stratford, Ont. native had just purchased the aging blue and white plane from a local resident and was on the first leg back to Ontario. His first scheduled stop was Lethbridge, Alta. Hesse was not familiar with his newly-purchased antique plane. He’d taken it for a test flight the day before and ran into mechanical problems. Tom Schaff was the 108 Mile Airport manager in 2000. He helped Hesse deal with the mechanical troubles. “It turned out to be a faulty spark plug, and I fixed it,” Schaff told the 100 Mile Free Press in Sept. 2000. “It’s quite common.” The problem solved, Hesse paid for the plane and filed his flight plans for the next day. As he lifted off into the clouds at about 1 p.m., he faced a challenging flight over the Rocky Mountains. The forecast on his route predicted deteriorating conditions; scattered and broken cloud, rain and thundershowers. At 6:10 p.m. Lethbridge Flight Services notified the B.C. Rescue Coordination Centre that Hesse had failed to arrive on schedule. The search begins The archives of the 100 Mile House Free Press detail an extensive search for Hesse’s plane. At least nine aircraft were involved, conducting a grid search over parts of an estimated 20,000 square kilometres along his flight path. Officials pulled the plug on the search on Sept. 22., but the pilot’s son, Ernie Hesse Jr. bankrolled a private search after that, including helicopter time. The Free Press stopped covering the story in late September, 2000. A missed opportunity Nick Holmes-Smith is the owner/operator of Mustang Powder, a cat-skiing operation located in the Monashee Mountains west of Revelstoke, B.C. Back in 2005, he was just establishing his business, which is located at the end of a service road that connects to the Trans-Canada Highway. He was paying crews to cut snow cat

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Ernie Hesse was flying a single-engine 1959 Piper Comanche like this one when he disappeared en route from 100 Mile House, B.C. to Lethbridge, Alta., on a path that took him past Revelstoke on Sept. 8, 2000. paths through the forest. weather – didn’t make it.” One day, two crew members He told the story to a pilot spotted a wrecked plane. It was friend. She told him to contact snarled in dense bush near the the Canadian Transportation low point of a ridge between Safety Board with the call sign Perry River and Third Creek, from the wreck. about 20 kilometres north of the Trans-Canada. RCMP launch search The workers relayed the story Sgt. Don McLean is the to Holmes-Smith. They’d found Operations Supervisor at the 100 an old, antique plane – a his- Mile House RCMP detachment. torical wreck, they thought. “We The historical file landed on his just assumed that somebody had desk. He contacted Revelstoke found this wreckage, right?” said RCMP, who, along with Holmes-Smith. Revelstoke SAR, investigated the He had it in the back of his wreck and conducted a ground mind to visit the search. However, He was a wreck one day. That they weren’t able great pilot. day came in early to locate Hesse’s I grew up in September of this year remains. “Based the plane with on the information when he bushwhacked him.” off the cat trail to the that’s available, it’s site. pretty clear that it - Ernie Hesse Jr. was a pretty vio“It was a small plane, very badly damlent crash,” McLean aged,” Holmes-Smith said in an interview. said. “There was still some “We’re pretty confident that the paperwork sitting among the amount of damage that was in wreckage. There were running the structure of the plane, that shoes, a sweater – a few things – he wouldn’t have survived the and, I think, that’s kind of odd, crash. The fact that his ID was that they didn’t take the paper- located there indicates that he work and the personal effects.” was there. I don’t think that he Other than some clothing, walked out.” there was no sign of the pilot. The theory is that wildlife – The pilot’s seatbelt was locat- it’s grizzly country – could have ed about 15 metres in front of gotten to the deceased pilot, the plane; the nuts and bolts that removing his body from the anchored it to the frame had been scene. ripped out with it. Transportation Safety Board “It was a low spot on the spokesperson John Cottreau ridge,” Holmes-Smith said. “I explained that they are not kind of have the feeling they investigating. Though they were might have been trying to get notified first, it was the RCMP’s from one drainage to another file. What about the idea that this and were trying to go through man had just purchased a plane the lowest spot – probably in bad documented to have mechani-


cal issues? What about the seller? The TSB doesn’t investigate criminal matters, explained Cottreau; they carry out inspections to make safety findings and recommendations – something they weren’t intending to do in the case of this aging aircraft that went down in bad weather over difficult mountain terrain. Son vows to find father Son Ernie Hesse Jr. of 100 Mile House continued on with a privately funded search for three months in 2000, but came up with nothing. I spoke with the industrial electrician from his worksite at a mine in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. “He was a great pilot. I grew up in the plane with him,” Hesse Jr. said. His father first took him up when he was only five, teaching him to fly over the years. “Flying was his passion.” The pilot was an active man who enjoyed playing slo-pitch and racquetball. “He was a very smart guy,” Hesse Jr. said. Hesse Sr. was also an electrician, working for the Fram Oil Filters manufacturing company in Stratford, Ontario. His father had flown in many planes and loved trying out Second World War era planes. He’d flown from Ontario to B.C. several times in the past and was familiar with the routes. When he got the call this September, Hesse Jr. mobilized 13 family members from Stratford Ontario, who travelled to the Eagle Pass to search for his father’s remains. Continued on A22

A fire on the night of Oct. 18 destroyed Hemmingway Lodge, a B&B on Red Creek Road at Canim Lake. No fire department attended. The log lodge was evidently named for Ernest Hemmingway as Canim Lake is known to have once been frequented by folks such as J. Edgar Hoover (Hoover Bay), John Wayne and the Rat Pack. The cause of the fire is not known but the owners were not home at the time of the blaze. Owners Susan and Gary Lauchlie have refused comment.

Picnic area PLanned The Agriplex Society has been taken up on its proposal to the Cariboo Regional District to have some improvements made to the wooded area near the Lumberman’s Park ball fields at the South Cariboo Recreation Centre. The society offered to do the initial clean up themselves, if the CRD would agree to add some picnic tables and perform ongoing maintenance for a picnic area and walking trails.

crd merges refuse functions The Cariboo Regional District directors are considering merging the Rural Refuse and the South Cariboo Solid Waste functions. All of the Cariboo currently falls under the Rural Refuse function, except for a small portion of the South Cariboo. The costs are similar for both functions, so the board forwarded the issue of possible amalgamation to the South Cariboo Joint Committee for further discussion. If the Board decides to merge the two existing services, a bylaw will be amended the current Rural Refuse function.


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School District #27’s new superintendent, Mark Thiessen, is busy in his new role, including consulting with parents, teachers, staff and trustees on some proposed changes to local education. He took the helm in September when Diane Wright retired from the position.

New school superintendent navigates district education

Carole Rooney Free Press

School District #27 (SD27) superintendent Mark Thiessen says he sees his new position as having “one foot each in two canoes.” One makes sure the system and district is well run, and the other is representing the board and ensuring consultations with parents and staff are well handled. “I’m really excited to take on this new role. I feel like I’ve had a lot of experi-

ences in my career that have prepared me well.” Thiessen explains he has enjoyed working with students,

I feel like I’ve had a lot of experiences in my career that have prepared me well. - Mark Thiessen

but especially enjoys working with leaders, and now has that opportunity. The new superin-

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tendent started his career in the district in 1995 as a teacher in Horsefly, bringing his family along with him to the Cariboo. He remained there until 1999, when he moved on to become a principal in Likely for four years. While that is a quick climb to administration, he adds being willing to make the drive to the small school probably helped him get the promotion. After a year in the South End as viceprincipal at 100 Mile Junior Secondary

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School in 2003-04, he became a district principal for three years, until 2007. “I saw myself as a support person for teachers and principals in the schools.... I was basically charged with making sure new programs and new initiatives were running well.” A two-year stint as principal of Williams Lake Secondary followed, and then his vocation took a leap in a completely different direction. “I went with my family to Africa for a year and a half.

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100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tech career opportunities booming in BC


Applied science technology in demand

Technology is the answer, the requirement, for the infrastructure of our world, says John Leech, Executive Director of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC. “Every system we rely on – water, roads and transportation, telecommunications and Internet, hydro and natural gas, environment, health, forestry, and many more – utilizes engineering and applied science technology professionals working in the background. BC’s telecom and IT, animation and many other sectors produce new careers every month.” District of 100 Mile House director of operations Garry Laursen is an applied sciences technologist (which he says helped him secure his municipal job), and a member of ASTTBC. As new technology changes the face of required systems for water treatment and distribution and waste water collection and treatment, he explains more jobs are created – whether on the municipal staff, or by providing work for its

We especially need to interest young students in science and how things work. - John Leech

numerous subcontractors. As technology advances, the district crew stays on top of things by taking training courses, he adds, and all are currently certified in water systems and waste treatment. The rapid infiltration basin (RIB) project currently underway is maintaining about a half-dozen workers every day, Laursen notes, most of those with the local subcontractor, Kingsgate Excavating. Provincial funding is also helping advance technology and local employment. The RIB’s $650,000 budget is covered by $400,000 in Towns for Tomorrow grants and $250,000 in Community Works (gas tax) funding. “In a couple of years, we’ve got a water pressure-reducing

vault to rebuild. Anytime we have a project like that, we must have engineered drawings, so we contract an engineer, and that also helps create jobs.” ASTTBC has more than 10,000 members currently working in thousands of careers available to graduates of two-year diploma programs available at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and other B.C. colleges and institutes. “Our members enjoy rewarding, well-paid and often recession-proof careers in public service and the private sector alike,” Leech states. “For huge numbers of young men and women, technology is the answer. In B.C. and across Canada, technology permeates every workplace and job. We need to get capable students involved and engaged in applied sciences and head off workforce shortages by building a B.C. ‘Science and Technology Culture’.” Leech calls on government for renewed efforts to build student skills and confidence in math and science programming.

“We especially need to interest young students in science and how things work,” Leech says. “Young students use technology every day – smart phones, iPads and computers. They play video games, even build robots.” Leech lauds the recent “Year of Science” program that encouraged students toward so-called “STEM” subjects – science, technology, engineering and math. Citing the recent $6 million B.C. campaign to encourage careers in trades, Leech urges a similar effort to build awareness of engineering technology education and careers. BC Technology Industries Association employers like Telus and BC Hydro and many smaller technology-rich companies say the single most important position they now struggle to fill is Specialty Te c h n i c i a n / Te c h n o l o g i s t . Even the Canadian Council of Chief Executives expressed concern that only 37 per cent of 16- to 18-year-olds were interested in taking even one

post-secondary course in sciences, according to a recent Angus Reid survey. Leech says the opportunities for those seeking work in the technology field are considerable given a wave of retirements of present-generation B.C. technology professionals that is already underway. “Half of our membership is now middle-aged at 45-plus, and 22 per cent are over age 55!” he says. “Every region of B.C. shows growing demand,” Leech concludes. “New two-year technology diploma programs are still needed in the north and central B.C. However, young people are investing to travel so they can earn the necessary tech qualifications.” It would appear their investment is a smart move, as it will result in a broad range of career opportunities. Industries in all regions of B.C. support programs for local trainees to fill engineering and applied science technologist, technician and technical specialist positions.


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Jobs fair offers employment, career options

The BC Jobs Start Here Job Fair visits Williams Lake Nov. 2, to help local residents find their next job or career. The job fair is one of 24 to be held across the province through November, as part of Premier Christy Clark’s BC Jobs Plan. Intended to connect British Columbians looking for work with employers seeking qualified employees, exhibitors at each fair will include employers from various sectors, postsecondary institutions and training authorities. 100 Mile House’s Horton Ventures Inc. (HVI) president Anny Horton

says it will be hosting a booth with its Work BC Employment Services Centre staff providing information about the Employment Program of B.C., Work BC Programs, labour market insights and specialized services. “This job fair is a great opportunity for 100 Mile House job seekers to network with major employers,” says Horton. “Our staff will be there to provide up to date advice on networking, camp jobs, application tips and job search resources. We will bring new information and insights back to 100 Mile House to share with clients in

this community.” The job fair takes place on Nov. 2 from 12-7 p.m. at Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus gymnasium, 1250 Western Ave. Other exhibitors currently include Ainsworth Engineered Canada LP, Axis Family Resources Ltd., BC Ambulance Service, B.C. Corrections Branch, B.C. Aboriginal Mine Training Association, Cariboo Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Employment Centre, RCMP, Tolko Industries Ltd., West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. and about a dozen other organizations.




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Suggestions included moving the aging 100 Mile Elementary to the Junior Secondary, to allow elective classes to continue to take advantage of the shops and labs. Another idea posed, which drew significant applause, suggested exploring partnerships with community groups, such as those working toward an aquatic centre, indoor sports venues, a friendship centre, child care, food services and so on, to work together toward better facilities. However, other comments supported that Grade 8 students will be “happi-

er” in a portable classroom Some Grade 7 students at PSO than “stuck” in with objected to the idea of elementary students. remaining in elementary One parent suggested school next year. better and different elec“We aren’t babies anytives might be found that more and we need to move don’t require shop space, forward. What are the costs such as computer-aided if we put [more] portables drafting or architecture. at PSO?,” asked one stuAnother positive dent. comment was that Across the board, RE WE LAIN students in larger most public comments E schools may have expressed the desire 100mile better teachers more to know the dollars specifically trained for involved with the school the subject matter and grade closures and reconfiguralevel than small schools with tions posed by the trustees. mixed-grade classrooms. Unfortunately, they’ll Parent also proposed have to wait for answers. Student mentorship Thiessen said the board programs as a way to will debate the issues at beneficially cope with a future open board meetwide-spread span in grades ings, and the public will at reconfigured schools. have the opportunity to

hear that. Van Osch added, however, that beyond the numbers already available from the district office or website, the board will make it’s decision before revealing its final plans. If you currently have a child registered in a SD27 school that has your e-mail address, you should have received an invitation to provide input in THOUGHTStream. Otherwise, contact your school principal, or go online to see the options for submitting comments at See related story on the front page of the Oct. 3 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press.



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Locum funding a band-aid solution continuing medical education programs. Local physician Dr. Rod Dickey is working on the issue of recruitment and retention of doctors and health-care professionals in the South Cariboo. He says the funding is positive news,

as “every little bit helps,” but the problem remains that there are too few general practice (GP) anesthetists to go around, especially in smaller communities, such as 100 Mile House. “The reality is we have only one GP

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Until the local shortage of doctors is addressed, Dickey says it’s a small solution for a bigger problem. “In my opinion, we need more physicians in our rural communities, especially GPs with specialized training, such as anesthesia. “Any initiative that supports that goal is welcome, but we still have a long way to go.”

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“As a parent, not only as a superintendent and an educator, I have a personal stake in making sure that my own kids get the best education possible.” 100 Mile House Elementary Parent Advisory Council (PAC) president Angela Cole says Thiessen is “fabulous” as the new superintendent. “He was very positive, very interested in change and not afraid to embrace the challenges of change.” She adds he seems “very much into” recognizing teacher-leaders as well as the importance of parental involvement in the schools. Thiessen notes it will be a challenging first year in the position, but also one of new opportunities, and he is looking forward to it. His number one goal is to keep positive activities and initiatives going, he says, and avoid getting “overly distracted” by the consultations underway between the school trustees and parents (toward dealing with budget cuts).

available here even for 10 days a year, that still leaves 355 days a year that would have to be covered by one anesthetist. It is simply not feasible.” The 100 Mile District General Hospital has shut down its obstetrics services on several occasions during the past couple of years, and referred all expectant mothers to Williams Lake due to a lack of anesthetists.


still do [that].” was program director for the An administration role Wellspring Foundation for didn’t arise the next year, Education, a Christian non- either, so he taught a Grade 6 governmental organization class at Cataline Elementary. (NGO), where he oversaw “I just loved it. I had a fanteacher training for Rwandan tastic year; I had great kids in teachers. my class. I was probably more “That was just an amaz- nervous starting my job last ing experience. year as a classroom I have four kids, teacher than I was this so taking our family year becoming superoverseas to a develintendent. Because I oping country for had ‘talked the talk’ 18 months was just for a lot of years, and an amazing family now I had to ‘walk the memory we will have walk’.” forever.” Thiessen says he’d Upon his return have been “really Mark Thiessen halfway through happy” teaching for the the school year, he rest of his career, but completed the term as an act- when Diane Wright announced ing principal working as a last summer that she would teacher on call until another retire, he discussed the opportuadministration role could nity with his wife and children. With four children in the come available. “For the first time in 16 school system ranging from years, I was a substitute Grade 2 to Grade 11, he explains teacher again, and that was the family talked about the good. I was again back in impact of the superintendent’s classrooms, and it’s good to job that would require more remind yourself that you can time away from family.

anesthetist in 100 Mile House who also works full-time as a general practitioner.” As anesthetists need to be available 24 hours/seven days a week, Dickey says, adding there will continue to be a significant number of days without anesthetic coverage locally. “While it would be great to have an anesthetist locum



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A new provincial program will see funding provided for locum medical practitioners to spell off rural anesthetists. 100 Mile House is one of 26 rural, British Columbia communities that currently qualify for the program. It will



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uccess in social media is, in large part, about attitude. If you have a negative attitude about social media and/or you are wildly introverted, there’s a good chance you’ll suck at social media. This means your organization will either suck at social media under your guidance, or at a minimum, will not benefit from the positive interactions social media can engender. This is because, as Bradley and McDonald wrote in the October 2011 Harvard Business Review, “Social media is about people, not technology. Its business value does not come from social software or a snazzy website, even one with 800 million users. Its value stems from how business leaders, from senior executives to managers, use it to foster new collaborative behaviors

that materially improve Conversely, when business performance.” an executive asks what Occasionally, I run into the opportunities, risks, executives with bad atti- and best practices are to tudes about social media. employ social media, I Thankfully that happens light up like a social media less and less. beacon. With that attitude, Usually they frown, gri- I can show someone the mace, make a bad way, easily. joke about how Bradley and they don’t care McDonald what someone identified six had for breakattitudes execs fast and then often have about challenge me to social media: “convince them Folly – seeto care about ing social media Doug social media.” as entertainment Lacombe No thanks. only with no busiI’m happy to ness application. answer quesFearful – seetions and provide guidance ing social media as a threat and insight, but I’m defi- to productivity, intellectual nitely not out to convert property and so on. anyone. Talking someone Flippant – seeing social into “doing” social media media as insignificant or results in more bad prac- not to be taken seriously. titioners and spammy, Formulating – seeing anti-social feeds spewing the value or potential of forth onto the Internet. social media, as well as the


ot to be alarmist, but with the last week’s events this is a good reminder to review our emergency plans. The west coast and Haida Gwaii had a 7.7 earthquake that would have, according to a seismologist, “devastated Vancouver or Victoria.” As would a tsunami. Fortunately the seismic waves were such that this did not happen. The US east coast is wading through the storm of the century. Nine million are without power, 39 dead, over 80 homes destroyed by one fire in Queens, New York subways closed for days, perhaps weeks, 15,000 flights cancelled in what New Jersey governor Chris Christie calls, “Unthinkable devastation.” For a society so dependant on technology and mass transportation the storm will have far reaching and long lasting effects. And the toll increases hourly. Here in the Cariboo we can feel complacent. “It won’t happen to us.” We will not have an earthquake and likely not a hurricane or tornado. The folks in Slave Lake likely thought that to, until last summer’s fire. Or the Chretien’s, the Penticton couple lost in Nevada. One issue with the Haida Gwaii earthquake was communications, both provincially and locally. Warnings were late from the provincial agencies, and the designated town evacuation centre they had no cell service - oops! The US east coast, Ontario and Quebec cannot blame lack of notice. They all knew Sandy was coming. The issue was folks not heeding the evacuation orders, thinking “it can’t be that bad we were fine last year.” It was that bad, and more. Time to revisit emergency plans. Do you have a vehicle survival or emergency kit? Such items as shovel, blankets, chains, candles, flashlight, food, extra clothing and batteries could all be essential in a snowstorm. Is this kit in your trunk or pickup box? You might not be able to reach it. At home, do you have your emergency pack and grab bag ready. Your emergency pack might have items similar to your vehicle kit. A grab bag would have medical essentials, passport, ID, prescriptions, insurance papers or land titles. Do you have three days or more food on hand, and perhaps a small generator? There are many sites which will give you ideas. In a major emergency we could well suffer from multiple communication failures. No internet, no phones, no Skpe - no nothing. It would be useful to have some plan worked out with your family as to where to meet. Assuming major cities are cut off how might you communicate or where might you meet family? Just a reminder. Plan ahead and prepare for the worst.

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need to be methodical in its application. Forging – representing the early adopters of social media who are driving use and skills development at a rapid pace. Fusing - seeing social media as integral to all facets of communications and weaving it into the fabric of the organization (so called “social business”) at every level. Obviously, the first three attitudes are the most difficult to deal with, but if an exec has an open mind and is prepared to listen, even these myths can be dispelled. To me, the “formulating exec” is a responsible manager looking to balance risk and reward. That’s good business and good communications. Doug Lacombe is a social media speaker and strategist with social media agency communicatto.

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Exciting time for green energy production To the editor: BC Hydro recently updated its energy forecast for British Columbia, and the new numbers show electricity demand in this province will grow by a whopping 50 per cent over the next 20 years - from the current 56,838 gigawatt hours per year to 89,590 gigawatt hours by 2032. Although some of this increased energy demand will be the simple result of population growth, the really big driver of electricity demand in

this province during the next 20 years is clearly going to be the development of natural resources in B.C.’s north; for example, LNG plants in the Northwest, gas fields in the Northeast, and new mines. BC Hydro believes it can cover nearly one-third of this growth in energy demand through energy conservation (9,800 gigawatt hours per year). However, that still leaves twothirds (22,952 gigawatt hours) that will need to be met with electricity from generated

Barnett not getting the job done

sources. The proposed Site C dam is expected to cover 5,100 gigawatt hours of that generated demand, but BC Hydro is still going to need to find an additional 17,852 gigawatt hours of generated energy per year (31/2 times the total energy output of the Site C dam). This is good news for B.C’s independent green energy producers and the development of our province’s untapped abundance of renewable energy: Based on several widely

available estimates that our group (B.C. Citizens for Green Energy) looked at, B.C.’s untapped potential for generating renewable energy is easily two to three times BC Hydro’s total existing hydroelectric generating capacity. In fact, during BC Hydro’s most recent call for clean, renewable energy in 2008, BC Hydro received 68 proposals from 43 green energy producers for more than 17,000 gigawatt hours of clean renewable energy per year.

Bruce Sanderson, Co-spokesperson B.C. Citizens for Green Energy

Road safety a concern To the editor: Most residents would not argue that road safety is a major issue in the Cariboo and yet the Ministry of Transportation has left Watch Lake Road out of their budget for so many years there is  nothing left of center or side lines. Why the ministry wouldn’t add a few additional dollars to the 2 million repaving and road painting this past summer is perplexing. The remaining 7 km would not dent their discretionary fund. This past summer saw numerous vehicles ditched due, in part, to the lack of road markings. Night-time driving is particularly dangerous with drivers compensating for the lack of a center line

by driving down the middle of the road. With no center line, drivers are passing in dangerous zones, those previously marked with double lines. Winter will exacerbate the danger. The Initiative’s concerns are supported by a CBC report: news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/02/02/ bc-road-markings-fading.html The Initiative has purchased 50 cases of Pink reflective spray paint - [the initiative] is female driven, hence the Pink. The Initiative’s women are concerned for  their teen-age children driving the road at night on their way home from a part time job and husbands/sons returning from

To the editor: he has worked in close quarThe new Seniors Minister, ters with Barnett in Victoria Ralph Sultan, [Minister of for more than 3 years. cal inState for Seniors – Lib MLA] So for three years and five states in the October 24th months she has been making entingissue of the 100 Mile Free a point, yet 100 Mile is oversocialPress, that MLA Barnett gets looked. ng useup in Caucus and makes a Sultan states that 100 Mile nt at apoint repeatedly. Is anybody is now at the top of the next listening? Apparently not. list. He can promise counsocial She’s not getting the job cil pretty much anything, all fac-done. Sultan noted that 100 but the Liberals won’t be ns andMile House didn’t make the re-elected so his “top of the e fab-initial project list for part of list” means little. on (sothe $16 million promised to ss”) at18 other communities. He P. M. FOSS said he missed 100 Mile, yet Lac La Hache, B.C. first the with, n open to liscan be ormu.C. Liberal delegates gathered for An accountant spoke to a packed room The resolutions continued the theme onsible their convention on the weekend about the growing unfunded liability of of confronting the labour movement, alance at the Chateau Whistler, the same public sector pensions, most of which ritual combat that seems to be an iness good luxury hotel where Gordon Campbell are still of the “defined benefit” variety. capable part of B.C. elections. ommu- fired up the troops in 2008. Based on bond interest rates that have Delegates passed two motions, one Back then the advertising slogan was since sunk to all-time lows, calling for public sector unions is a “Keep B.C. Strong.” Unveiled at Premier these government-guaranteed to disclose what they spend on r and Christy Clark’s pre-election pep rally: pensions are now a free ride salaries, political activities and media “Together. Building B.C.” for those lucky enough to have lobbying, and another advocato. This slight change hints at the big dif- them, funded by the taxes of ing a ban on unions spending ference. Campbell led a front-running private sector workers who in compulsory dues on political party to a third straight majority, while many cases have no pension campaigns. Clark is a struggling underdog pleading plan at all. Delegates rejected another for unity to turn back an NDP tsunami. There was talk of passing a motion that would have made Hence “Free Enterprise Friday,” a dis- law that all new public sector membership in the B.C. Teachers’ Tom cussion open to non-party members. Clark hires be restricted to a “defined Federation optional. This would Fletcher began with an upbeat speech urging party contribution” plan where the have been a declaration of war members to “reach out our arms, open the employee and employer conon B.C.’s most militant union, tent and be as big as we can possibly be.” tribute equally and the pension is based just as Clark and Education Minister So did they? Dashing between three on what those contributions yield. This Don McRae embark on a long-shot bid concurrent sessions, I missed a fair amount would provoke the mother of all con- to end the decades of confrontation that of it, but there were some provocative frontations with the B.C. Federation of have defined that relationship since teachsuggestions to appeal to those inclined to Labour, but there was no evidence yet that ers were relegated to the industrial union support the resurgent B.C. Conservatives. this is going beyond the talking stage. model of labour relations.


B.C.’s renewable green energy producers and resources are more than up to the challenge of helping meet B.C.’s increasing need for energy. Very clearly, the development of B.C.’s north offers an exciting opportunity for us to develop B.C.’s abundant renewable energy resources while also creating jobs and economic opportunities across the province.

night shift work in 100 Mile or Chasm and the collective fear for their families’ safety. The Initiative feels the painting crew turn-out will be significant considering the current Liberal voter disapproval and the NDP’s desire to retake the riding. The Initiative regrets the ministry couldn’t find discretionary funds to paint the short 7 km distance to ensure drivers and their families safe transportation. The painting date will be posted on Facebook and Twitter. The Initiative will have lead and follow vehicles displaying the required yellow flashing lights. Jonathan McCormick Lone Butte

Little new in B.C. Liberal renewal BC VIEWS

There was a brief debate on a motion to scrap the carbon tax, sponsored by northern members who see it as unfairly punitive on those who endure cold weather and long highway drives for themselves and the goods they need to have trucked in. This was rejected too, after delegates were reminded that the tax now takes in more than $1 billion annually that is used to reduce business and personal income taxes. Scrapping it would amount to announcing across-the-board income tax hikes, contradicting 12 years of B.C. Liberal policy just before an election. The good news for Clark is that the 2012 convention was a high-energy, wellattended event that contradicts the notion of a party in disarray. The bad news is, nothing has really changed. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and


Around the province Moose stomps police car PRINCE GEORGE - A RCMP officer is resting at home following an early morning moose stomping. Just before 1 a.m., Oct. 25 the officer was parked roadside near the corner of 17th Avenue and Juniper Street in Prince George typing a report from a previous file when he observed two moose crossing the intersection. The officer put his vehicle in gear and attempted to intercept a vehicle traveling towards the animals.  As the police vehicle neared the animals, the bull moose attacked the police car, injuring the officer and causing damage to the car.  The moose first broke the front grill and bumper and then stepped on to the vehicle causing dents to the hood, roof and breaking the windshield.  Now on the roof, the moose continued to stomp and kick.  One of the animal’s hoofs slid off the roof breaking the driver’s side window, striking the officer in the process.  The moose continued down the back of the vehicle onto the trunk and eventually off the vehicle. Both the culprit and accomplice departed the area on hoof and were not available for comment. Liquor was not thought to be a factor.

Drive-by shooting investigated

CLINTON - The Clinton RCMP are continuing their investigation into the recent drive-by shooting on the Canoe Creek First Nations Reserve. One individual is currently facing a charge of uttering threats in connection with the incident. On Oct. 8 at 11:39 p.m., Clinton RCMP responded to a complaint of a drive-by shooting which had occurred at a home on Meadow Lake Rd, Canoe Creek First Nations Reserve. Both the Clinton and nearby Ashcroft RCMP responded. RCMP officers did locate a suspect vehicle in the Big Bar Road area at the time of attendance, however were not able to stop it due to the manner in which it was being driven. As a result of the investigation, the Clinton RCMP arrested 46 year old Tony Marshall Hyatt on Oct. 10, without incident near his residence.

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I’d like to see more entertainment here for seniors, and maybe more planned outings. Also, we need more senior’s housing.

I think a swimming pool would be a great thing for seniors, as well as more accessible housing that is contained all on one level.

I’d like to see better transportation to out of town medical appointments, and ideally, having those services offered closer to the South Cariboo.

I think we should have an aquatic centre with a gym, for swimming and exercise. The seniors and the younger people really need that.

C ap sule C omments The folic acid found in prenatal vitamin formulas is essential in preventing neural tube defects in the developing fetus. These defects can develop within 28 days after conception so it is important to start taking prenatal supplements about three months before planning to become pregnant. Continue taking them throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding as well. Donating blood is a very selfless thing to do. It is easy to do, too and you can’t catch any disease by donating. You can donate every eight weeks but if each Canadian eligible to donate did it only twice yearly, there would be enough blood for all medical needs. Our Canadian blood system is the safest it has ever been. Readers of this column know we are great supporters of regular walking as an exercise. Using walking poles can be useful especially when walking over uneven terrain. Used properly, the poles help exercise the upper body muscles more and help us maintain our balance better. Many medicines originate in nature, so it’s no surprise when it’s found that the lavender plant reduces the number of falls in the elderly in nursing homes. In the study, they used patches infused with lavender comparing it to unscented patches. However, lavender oil could provide the same benefit. Whatever the source of new medication therapies, we make it our job to know about them. Use our pharmacists as a reliable source of drug information.

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Impaired driver collides with sign


report 100 Mile House RCMP responded to 84 complaints and calls for service during the past week. On Oct. 27 at approximately 9 p.m., 100 Mile House RCMP and Emergency Services

responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 97 with the entrance sign at the Hills Health Ranch. A male driver had reportedly been trapped in the vehicle and was suffering from scalp lacerations. The driver was removed from the vehicle by fire department personnel and taken to hospital by

ambulance. There was evidence at the scene the driver had been consuming liquor. The driver was given a breath demand after displaying signs of impairment. After he was treated at hospital, the male was released into police custody. He was transported to the 100 Mile House RCMP detachment where

Pub break-in leads to arrests

A local man has been arrested dence were also wanted in and faces charges after a break- connection to previous shopliftin and theft at the Farrier Pub. ing complaints from businesses The investigation began when in 100 Mile House, so both were 100 Mile House RCMP were held in police custody. called out the Farrier Pub in 103 Later in the morning, police Mile for an attempted break and returned to the area with a Police enter on Oct. 23. Service Dog from Williams Lake Police attended the scene and to conduct an article search. were provided the name of A traffic stop of a suspicious the male suspect, but were vehicle recovered a number RE A E unable to locate him. W LINE of articles stolen from the Farrier Pub, and then an Then at 4 a.m. the same 100mile morning, the local RCMP execution of a search wardetachment received another rant at a residence recovered report of someone breaking into the tools used in the break in. the pub, where cigarettes and Two charges of Break & Enter liquor were stolen. Responding and two counts of theft under officers saw the suspect run- $5,000 have been approved ning along the road near the against Troy Hamilton, 42, of 100 Park Avenue Trailer Park, and Mile House. He was remanded contained the area. Police then in custody and will appear again tracked the suspect to a nearby in Williams Lake Court. trailer, where he was located The female suspect was inside and arrested. released on a recognizance for an The suspect and a female appearance in 100 Mile House accomplice from the same resi- Court on shoplifting charges.

two breath samples were 220 and 210 mg per cent. The 51-year-old resident of Lac la Hache was held in custody until sober and released on a Promise to Appear on charges of Impaired Driving and Driving over the Legal Limit with a court date in December.

Winter driving On Oct. 24, 100 Mile RCMP had responded to two traffic collisions by 10 a.m. The first singlevehicle roll-over was on Judson Road near Bridge Lake. The female driver was transported to 100 Mile District General Hospital with minor injuries and then released. There was extensive damage to her vehicle. The second collision was on Highway 97 just north of 108 Mile Ranch. The male driver was knocked unconscious by the impact but he woke up shortly afterward. The driver was transported to hospital, treated and released. In both instances, deteriorating road conditions were contributing factors. 100 Mile RCMP are again reminding

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Fisher Place needs, equitable health care in ministry evaluation Site Lodge (FP/MSL) long-term care facility. One of the issues Health issues are brought up repeata top concern for 100 edly was support Mile residents, says for opening up the NDP health critic remaining 15 beds at Mike Farnworth. FP/MSL facility, he “It’s pretty clear notes. people are concerned Others included about health obtaining care in 100 and retaining Mile. They physicians want to be and health sure they are care profestreated fairly sionals as as compared well as SCHF to other comfundraising munities.... issues regardThey wanting hospital ed Interior Mike Farnworth e q u i p m e n t Health to needs. make sure there “Part of my job was more to the as health critic – if health region than we ever sit in the just Kelowna and House – will be Kamloops.” to ask the Health Farnworth visited Minister [Margaret 100 Mile House Oct. MacDiarmid] what’s 23 to meet with local going on in these parhealth care authori- ticular areas.” ties and stakeholders. Farnworth says he These included the will certainly raise South Cariboo Health the issues at legisFoundation (SCHF), lature in the spring Interior Health (IH) if there continues to hospital staff, an area be no session in the physician, Mayor meantime. Mitch Campsall and “If we get a chance Cariboo Regional District chair Al Richmond. Farnworth says the focus was “very much” on local health initiatives and key issues. He also had a guided tour of 100 Happy Birthday! Mile District General Love Hospital and the Dad, Mom & Sister Fischer Place/Mill Carole Rooney Free Press

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Seven Parent Advisory Councils (PAC) in the South Cariboo recently shared a total of $24,700 in Community Gaming Grant funding from the provincial government. Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) PAC co-chair Lauren Bock says the $9,120 in gaming grants it received will be put to good use. While the group is still determining specific uses, and will respond to requests from various student groups over the school year, she confirms one already targeted will be financing an Honour Roll lunch. “There are all these other things that are offered that are only viable because of extra funding like the gaming grants.

“It definitely gives sions have been yet more kids across-the- been made, but the board opportunity group hopes to use – not just kids whose much of their $6,460 parents can afford to toward new playput them into any ground equipment. kind of extra-curricuSome older equiplar activities.” ment urgently needs She notes replacing, she past uses explains. have included “It’s supa variety of posed to be activities and removed, programs. because it’s “Last year, not up to all the girls standards were able to anymore.” go and get The PAC some basic has been funi n f o r m a - Lauren Bock draising for tion on self the project defence.” for some time The money is now, through bake spread across the stu- sales and so on, she dent body as much notes, but really does as possible, she adds, need significant fundwith other past dol- ing like this grant to lars going to the PSO help make it happen. Rowing Club, a trip Mile 108 to Educo Outdoor Elementary PAC Adventure School, president Jessica free student lunches McNeil says part of its and other activities. latest influx of $4,040 100 M i l e in gaming grants will Elementary PAC treasurer Jennifer Cooper says no firm deci-


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be used toward classroom equipment for students. “One of the things we are purchasing is a mobile computer lab for our school this year.” She adds the PAC is pleased to have gotten as much money as it did this time around, and is still discussing what other programs might benefit. “Our enrolment is up a little this year, so that’s how we got a little bit more.” PACs grants are given to each group based on student population, at $20 per student. Others school parent groups who received gaming grants in the latest intake are Horse Lake Elementary PAC, $2,920; Buffalo Continued on A14


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If a group of community activists have their way 100 Mile House may soon be the home of a new Waterpark for tots to teens. Proponents of the new park, represented by Corey Wells and Jamie Hughes, presented their case to District council on Oct. 23rd asking for support, accompanied by Brad Heintz, Regional Play consultant for RecTec Industries of Penticton. The proposal addresses the lack of summer activity for children in town, noting that many families travel to

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If the water park proposal gains traction 100 Mile House could have a park such as this District of Summerland facility. other communities for water sports. Hughes said the group has “received 50 emails in support of the Waterpark and

many more who are interested, all suggesting that they spend $100-$200 on a summer weekend in other communities.”

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The Waterpark, explained designer Brad Heinz, could be set up in three different pods, each one servicing different age

groups. “Toddlers, for instance, do not like getting a bucket of water dumped on their head, whereas older kids love the challenge of dodging the deluge.” The park’s proposed location is Centennial Park, near the playground where there is a supply of water, shade and an open area. Heinz said the total cost would be between $90,000 to several hundred thousand, depending on facilities chosen and water treatment. Water can be dumped straight from drains or have full treatment. Lumby just built a park for $400,000 but it included a complete water treatment

plant and an adult section for the facility. Water treatment plans will depend as well on approval from Interior Health. Properly set up with motion-activated nozzles the proposed park would only use some 50 gallons of water a day, with yearly maintenance of approximately $1500$2000. The Waterpark group has raised $1500 so far in a penny drive, have an application in with Aviva and are continuing with other fundraising initiatives. The facility can also be built in stages, as long as the basic plumbing is installed

during initial construction. Wells and Hughes asked for council support for the proposal. Mayor Mitch Campsall and councillors expressed strong interest in the idea and asked district staff to survey the serviceability of the area, whether there is sufficient water flow and how grey water would be treated and report back to council. Council will then make a decision on support and viability of the Waterpark, hopefully by the next council meeting. Mayor Campsall also invited the group to make a presentation at a joint meeting with the district and CRD on Nov. 19.

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Fall-Winter Wheels 2012

Have your vehicle inspected before winter begins

We couldn’t have picked a better month to devote to car care than October. That’s because winter is just around the corner and everyone in the country should be preparing their vehicles for several months of snow, ice and generally nasty weather. Those who live in western Canada also

have to be prepared for lots of rain and humidity as well. All vehicles take a beating over the course of a year and winter is by far the most grueling season. To keep them in good condition, vehicles should undergo a thorough inspection at least once a year. It just so happens that


October is one of the best times to do this. Even recent models that require less maintenance than older vehicles still need a bit of care from time to time. After all, they also have parts and components that can wear out, so it pays to check and replace them as needed. Your brake pads and tires are two particularly good examples. Those who live in snowy regions should be putting on their winter tires now, while those who live in regions where winter is usually accompanied by lots of rain can settle for a good set of all-season tires for maximum traction. Since you’re already changing your tires, take advantage of this opportunity to also check your steering and

exhaust systems. Then have all the liquids checked and changed as needed-particularly the oil and filter. And as a final piece of advice: Make an appointment with your mechanic early in October because you never know when winter is going to rear its ugly head.

Saving gas There are two facts of life that Canadian drivers know all-too well: that the cost of gas is outrageous and that winter isn’t the time to save on fuel. So what can you do besides simply shrugging your shoulders and putting up with it? Nonsense! You have to do anything and everything you can to cut down on fuel consumption. There’s no denying that a remote car starter

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Kerry Randle of Garry’s Repair is pictured here working on a race car engine that he has been custom-building for a client. For your fall and winter car maintenance he suggests you use only synthetic oils, such as AMSOIL, because of the outstanding cold temperature performance and to keep your anti-freeze topped up.

is a great way to heat up a car from the comfort of your home. But doing so also uses up a fair bit of gas. If you have a remote starter, save it for those really cold days. After all, most car manufacturers recommend you put your vehicle into gear only a few seconds after starting the engine, and

to drive slowly at first so that all the engine parts can warm up at the same time. Also, keep a close eye on your tire pressure. Studies conducted by the big car manufacturers have shown that it only takes a loss of 5 to 7 pounds of air in your tires to increase fuel consumption by up

to 10 percent. While you’re at it, check the pressure of your spare tire as well. After all, you never know when you’ll need it! This is also the perfect time to rid your trunk of any unnecessary items you’ve been hauling around. The more weight you carry around in your car, the more gas you’ll burn.

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with cancer. This project has been one of my personal priorities as an MLA and I am thrilled that today has finally arrived.” “Today marks an important milestone not only for the Northern Cancer Control Strategy project but a moment in Prince George history as radiation therapy will be delivered in the North for the very first time starting November 1,” said Pat Bell, MLA Prince George-Mackenzie. “When the new centre in Prince George opens, patients and families across northern B.C. will be able to benefit from greater access to specialty cancer-care services,” said John Rustad, Nechako Lakes MLA.

At a total cost of $91.5 million, the us who continue to live with the reality 5,000-square-metre (54,000-square-foot) and the consequences of cancer.” BC Cancer Agency Centre The BC Cancer Agency for the North is part of the Centre for the North also has B.C. government’s $106-mila many unique green features, lion Northern Cancer Control including a ‘living roof’ of local Strategy to improve cancer plants that will capture rainwacare throughout the north. ter and provide insulation. “Last year, I was diagnosed The Centre for the North is with stage 4 carcinoma of the the sixth BC Cancer Agency lymph glands on the right Centre in the province. side of my neck and under“We’re thrilled to open went two months of extensive our sixth cancer centre in radiation and chemotherapies the province,” said Dr. Max Pat Bell in Vancouver,” said Peter Coppes, president, BC Cancer Zimmer from Prince Agency. “Along with bringGeorge who is now cancer free. “I cel- ing new services to the region, the BC ebrate the opening of the centre as it Cancer Agency Centre for the North will provide local treatment for those of will also help provide support for the

delivery of co-ordinated cancer care and research across the province.” “The BC Cancer Agency is a leader in cancer care and research,” said Wynne Powell, board chair, Provincial Health Services Authority. “Having a centre in the North will not only provide expert cancer care closer to northern residents but it also offers closer ties to the consistent and evidence-based cancer care and research that the BC Cancer Agency oversees, which has led to some of the best outcomes in the country.” As a component of the BC Cancer Agency’s provincial cancer-control system for care and research, the centre will serve more than 750 patients a year and will work closely with community cancer clinics across the region.

Fall-Winter Wheels 2012

Consumers are choosing smaller cars NC - It comes as no surprise to see more and more consumers looking at smaller cars nowadays. It’s no secret the rising price of fuel has

a lot to do with this new fad. Carmakers have taken notice and are introducing more spectacular smaller cars than ever. Let’s take a look at

today’s compact cars. They seem bigger than those of earlier years, yet they are still powered by thrifty four-cylinder engines that are as powerful

as the V-6 and V-8 engines of the past. They are also available with more accessories and can be bought with high-end luxury trims.

In a new segment of the market, small city cars are showing up just about everywhere. Some of these cars can carry only two people, others four, and others

three with an added baby seat. This trend is spreading from the cities into rural communities, where they are showing up as a second vehicle. Their range makes

them a viable option for people who travel often and who like the range that such a small car can provide. What’s more, they are still comfortable on the highway.

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Locals awarded Diamond Jubilee Medals

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Three men from the South Cariboo were among 38 people from the Kamloops region who received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony held Oct. 10 in Kamloops. The medal commemorates the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II accession to the British throne and it honours the significant achievements and contributions of Canadians.

Sandy Foster Businessman Pat Corbett and retired school principal Brent Rutherford were presented their medals by KamloopsThompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod

Pat Corbett and Sen. Nancy Greene Raine at the event which took place at Barber Centre at Thompson Rivers University. Retired lawyer Sandy Foster also received a medal but was unable to attend the formal presentation. Corbett, president and founder of The Hills Health Ranch, was recognized for his involvement in the development of the 108 Ranch and the 108 Heritage Site. Corbett was 108 Resort project manager from 1972 to 1979 and was responsible for establishing

the 108 Green Belt and easements for recreation trails on the 108 lands. He was also instrumental in saving 108 Heritage Site buildings from destruction and procuring the land on which they now stand. Positions he has held include vicechairman of Tourism BC; chairman of the Cariboo-ChilcotinTourism Association; and founding chairman of the Tourism Industry Association of BC, formerly known as COTA (Council of Tourism Associations of BC), among many more. Corbett is humbled by the award. “I still don’t feel worthy of nomination. It’s just been my life’s work.” Rutherford is equally humbled by receiving the medal and says he was amazed at the quality of the other recipients. “I was just gobsmacked about being included with such people who have done such wonderful things.” Since retiring from teaching 12 years

12-year-old crash discovered — pilot still missing From A3

They flew into the area via helicopter from Three Valley Gap. Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful. Hesse Jr. is convinced mechanical problems were the cause. “I was at the airport the day he left,” he said, noting the mechanical problems and repairs on the plane the day before. “It looked to me like he was trying to fly down the Perry River and coming backwards,” Hesse Jr. said. “I think he was trying to get to the [TransCanada Highway]. We all strongly believe that it was mechanical issues.” They feel he had turned around and was looking for an emergency landing strip when he crashed, 15 miles south of his flight plan.

Hesse said there are two outstanding items that need closure. The first is the planes mechanical condition; he’s concerned issues with the plane may not have been fully disclosed when his father bought it the day before the crash. “I would love if the RCMP would follow through and try to determine the cause of the crash,” Hesse Jr. said. “But looking at the plane, it would be hard to find any evidence now. ... There’s nothing left of it. It was just a big scrap pile.” The second is bringing his dad’s remains home. He plans to return after the snow melts next season to mount a bigger search: “I’m sure I will find something.” Aaron Orlando is the editor of the Revelstoke Times Review.

Brent Rutherford ago, Rutherford has remained connected with the school system as a volunteer tutor for children who require extra learning support. He was instrumental in rebuilding the Lac la Hache Volunteer Fire Department after it was forced to close several years ago, was the department


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chief for 10 years and is currently a captain. His current volunteer efforts also include being a member of the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Team for which he has gone out on three deployments. He travels to Vancouver regularly to volunteer in the Union Gospel breadline, kitchen and thrift store and he is also involved in marketing the Gold Rush/Spirit Trail corridor. Foster says he is a little uneasy about accepting the award. “There are so many people in 100 Mile House who are such great volunteers and have been doing it for years. I’ve been Continued on 23

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Halloween for Hunger

100 Mile Elementary School Leadership Group students Reid Collinson, left, Ryan Sullivan, Lydia Kinasewich and Rachel Cross were outside Save-OnFoods recently, where they raised $635 and a huge tote of food for the 100 Mile House Food Bank. Their group will collect more non-perishable food items door-to-door on Halloween night. Carole Rooney photo

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While the beautiful amaryllis flower is a symbol of Christmas, it also symbolizes hope in finding a cure for Huntington disease. Huntington Society of Canada uses the sale of amaryllis flower kits each fall as a means to raise funds for their programs in research and family services. Kits include an amaryllis bulb, pot, soil and instructions and they are available now from community volunteer Pete Penner. Penner will also have them for sale at the Cariboo Mall on Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $12. To get yours, contact Penner or leave him a message at 250-7916302.


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Recipients humbled by award From A22

here for 40 years and guess I’m bound to have accumulated a few things.” For many years Foster gave freely of his expertise in the area of law to the many organizations he was involved with. He was a member of the 100 Mile District General Hospital board for several years until its dissolution in 2001 and then went on to be a key player in forming the South

Cariboo Health Foundation. As director of fundraising for the 100 Mile House 2006 Northern BC Winter Games, he raised over $200,000 and he was a member of the 108 Greenbelt Commission for 10 years as well. The Jubilee Medal was been awarded to 60,000 citizens of Canada who made a significant contribution to their fellow countrymen, their community, or to Canada over the previous 60 years.

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Have A Fun-Filled And SAFE Halloween This Wednesday, Oct. 31st SAFETY TIPS • Parents or guardians are recommended to accompany their children when they go door-to-door. • Youths should stay together in a group. • Light-coloured clothing is encouraged; however, if dark clothes are worn, it is recommended children and youth have at least one flashlight. • If a child wears a mask over the face, ensure it doesn’t obstruct the vision of the child. • Before children eat their treats, the food should be inspected by a parent or responsible adult. • If a candy wrapper or treat appears suspicious, have an adult check it out. • When going door-to-door, children shouldn’t walk over the owner’s lawn or shrubs, instead use the driveway/sidewalk. • Homeowners should put on exterior lights in the front entrance for the safety of the children. FIRE SAFETY TIPS • Purchase Halloween costumes that are flame resistant. Avoid costumes with long trailing pieces that may easily ignite. When constructing a costume for children, always keep fire safety in mind. • Children should not carry candles as a light source or as part of a costume. Rather, provide your child with a flashlight.

• Educate children to stay clear of open flames, and other heat sources. Ensure that children know how to perform the STOP, DROP and ROLL method should their clothes catch fire. (Stop immediately, DROP to the ground, and ROLL over and over to extinguish the flames.) • Avoid decorating with candles or torch lights. • Ensure that combustible Halloween decorations such as crepe paper, cornstalks, and dried flowers are kept well away from sources of heat. Keep all exits clear of decorating material. • Purchase and install working smoke alarms and practice home escape plans. Ensure that all children in your home know the locations of all exits. PROTECT YOUR PETS • Keep excitable pets in a quiet room away from the door out of hearing range of the doorbell. • Candy and treats should be kept out of a pet’s reach. Chocolate can cause vomiting, restlessness, heart disturbances and even death. • Taffy apples and suckers may be harmless, but a swallowed stick can easily cause an obstruction or perforate the stomach or bowels. • Dispose of treats that are rotten or of poor quality. If you suspect your pet has eaten chocolate, consult a veterinarian immediately. • Cats have much different eating habits and seldom are poisoned by chocolate.

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faST bytes Shop and Swap A giant ski swap takes place Nov. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Marie Sharpe Elementary School Gymnasium in Williams Lake with a great selection of downhill and cross-county ski and snowboard gear for sale. Equipment drop-off is Nov. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Nov. 3 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Timberland Alpine Ski Society will also be there taking registration for the Nancy Green Ski League and Mt. Timothy will have their season passes on sale.

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100 Mile Rugby Eagles Ryan Boyce, front right, and Rhyce Barnbrook, far right, had snow to contend with at high school rugby zone championships, Oct. 26 and 27 in Williams Lake.

Rugby teams medal at zones Speed a factor in winning games

Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

The rugby seven-aside season ended on a high note for the 100 Mile Rugby Eagles girls’ teams, Oct. 26 and 27 at zone championships. The juniors played their way to a bronze medal and the seniors earned a hard-fought silver in the tournament hosted by Williams Lake Secondary School (WLSS). Coach Jade Jewitt says that speed was the factor in all of the senior team’s five games, but especially in their semi final 17-10 win against Prince George.

In that game, Eagles Ashley Bartch poured on the steam, scoring three tries and nailing two kicks, despite a leg injury which prevented her from kicking without some physical help. A fellow team-mate had to hold Bartch up with an arm around her neck in order for her to keep weight off her bad leg so she could complete the kick. Jewitt says that Bartch was committed to the game and just pressed on. “She has a mean kick usually, and she just figured out how to do it when she was injured. I’m super proud of Ashley. That’s perseverance.”

Injuries suffered throughout the tournament in addition to no-shows had the senior team pared down to one player by what would have been their gold medal game on Saturday against Williams Lake. The senior squad had been using a few of the junior players to fill in up to that point but Jewitt didn’t want to risk having those younger girls injured and unable to play their own final game. She made the call to pull her team from the match for gold and settled for the silver. Continued on A27

Tomahawks clean house in weekend games Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

In the fourth week of Central Interior Hockey League action, Lac la Hache Tomahawks downed the Houston Luckies 5-4 in a home game, Oct. 27 at Rolf Zeis Memorial Arena. It was a nice come-back from their last meeting on Oct. 20 in Houston which ended in a 5-2 T-Hawks loss.

Hawks Robbin Gilbert opened the scoring 39 seconds into the game and it went unanswered until midway through the first period when Houston capitalized on a power play. Wilfred Robbins put the T-Hawks back in the lead early in the second period but the Luckies evened it up again. The tie was short-lived as a goal by Roy Nichol saw the T-Hawks back on top, then Robbins snuck

one in with 64 seconds left in the period to put them ahead 4-2. The Luckies narrowed the gap with an early third period goal but Hawks Gino D’Appolonia, a former Quesnel Kangaroo, gave his team some breathing room with a goal a minute later. The Luckies managed one last goal in the final minutes of the game but it was too little, too late, allowing the Hawks to skate away with the win.

Sunday saw a rematch with Omineca Ice, and a healthy 6-2 victory for the Tomahawks following last weekend’s slim win where the Hawks beat them just 5-4 in a shoot-out. Nichol potted the first Tomahawk goal in the opening period which closed at 1-0. The second frame saw a flurry of goals for the Hawks, with Gilbert, Grant Johnson, Continued on A28

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100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Primal Atoms take bite out of Timberwolves 2 Pastas

The Primal Electric Atom Development Milers split a couple of hockey wins with the Williams Lake Timberwolves Atoms Oct. 27 in 100 Mile House. Primal played to a 6-1 victory in game one, getting on the scoreboard midway through the first period with a goal by Nate Wolstenholme. Spencer Hagg-strom added to the tally early in the second period and Ethan Sanders topped it up with a couple of markers to end the frame with a 4-1 lead. Sanders struck again in the third period to make it a hat trick and Emily Menzel finished off the scoring just seconds later. Assists throughout the course of the game came from Riley McLean and Owen Pincott. Game two went 7-3 in favour of Williams Carole Rooney photo Lake, with all three Primal goals comPrimal Atoms Nate Wolstenholme, right, handles an assault by Williams ing from Sanders. Wolstenholme and Lake Timberwolves Atoms in a game played Oct. 27 in 100 Mile House. Haggstrom had the assists.

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Rugby team a coach’s dream From A26

Jewitt says her juniors have to be commended for stepping up to assist in the senior games and still have the ability to pull off a bronze medal for their own junior team. “Those juniors were brave. The senior girls they played are hard teams to beat. They weren’t just giving the wins to them.” Boys’ coach Matt Leclerc had high hopes for both his junior and senior teams going into the tournament but it fizzled fast as player after player became sidelined due to injury. “The seniors just

didn’t have enough boys so they were each playing lots of minutes and hurting. The juniors should have done better but they were injuryplagued and lost a lot of players. They all looked great in the beginning of the season but sort of flamed out at the end.” The boys’ teams had four games apiece, playing WLSS, Columneetza, Prince George and Smithers and Leclerc says they did it with a lot of heart. “They’re a coach’s dream. Everyone is hungry to learn and play the game. They’ve been a great bunch of guys to work with and I’ve

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Blind curlers adapt to game

Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

The blind curling league at 100 Mile Curling Club is in full swing with eight regular players and a couple of drop-ins taking to the ice each Friday morning at 9:30 a.m.

Some are sharpening their skills for the upcoming 2013 Provincial Playdowns for the West Coast Blind Curling Association, slated for Jan. 3 to 5 in Prince George. The provincial competition will feature four teams

and the top two will advance to western championships. Spokesperson Lori Fry says that players will be assessed later on in the season and the team members will be chosen based on the assessment. Fry says they have

some work to do in order to be prepared. “We’re encouraging more skill development and for those who are apprehensive, it can be about getting footing on the ice while sweeping.” It’s just one aspect of the game which is

made more difficult by poor vision. The curlers are adaptive, though, and learn by following the rock and pretending to sweep it from an adjacent sheet of ice. “That way, you’re learning what the speed of your sweep

has to be and finding the comfort spots without worrying about tripping over the rock.” Curling club member Ken Moore works with the group as their sighted guide, using specialized devices to help players line up their shots and coaching them on how to deliver their rock. Fry says that

sighted curler, Joey Seiler, who normally curls with the group, is being trained as a sighted guide who will travel with them to competitions. The blind curling league welcomes sighted and vision impaired players to join them each Friday for games. For more information, contact Fry at 250-395-2452.

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Saturday, Nov. 3 7 a.m.-8 a.m. Arlene Jongbloets photo

The blind curling league at 100 Mile Curling Club plays every Friday morning with help from sighted guide, Ken Moore, second from left. Blind curler Jim Vinson, third from left, uses Moore’s stick as an aiming guide while Lori Fry, far left and Joey Seiler, right, prepare to sweep.

Tomahawks on the road again From A26

Don Nicholas and Wade Balbirnie each good for one apiece. Omineca put themselves on the board with two goals in the second. Gilbert again made his way past the Omineca goal tender in the third period to end it 6-2 for the Hawks. Coach Al Navrot says it wasn’t an easy game, despite the lop-sided score. “We had to work for it. Both teams we played this weekend had really good goaltending but we kept the pressure up for 60 minutes and it paid off. We have a few snipers too, who can really put the puck in the net.” The Tomahawks travel to Quesnel next weekend for

a single game on Nov. 3 with the Kangaroos. After that, the team can look forward to a one week break before hitting the ice again on a two-game road trip to Williams Lake and Quesnel. Navrot says they’re not sure if Johnson will be playing next weekend

after he suffered a couple of back-toback hits on Sunday which left him with a swollen cheek. He says they’re worried about the possibility of concussion. Johnson is the current CIHL scoring leader with 10 points, which is five points ahead of the nearest rivals.

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Contractors CONTRACT CARPENTER: over 40 years exp. Honest & reliable. Ref. available. Versed in all aspects of construction. Additions, renovations, flooring, finishing, framing, ceramics, drywall, cabinets, garages, concrete work. Planning & ideas. Please call Barry 250-3954533

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SIBOLA MOUNTAIN FALLING is looking for Certified Fallers for seismic work in BC & Alberta. For more info contact Jordan at 250-5969488 or


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Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay GOOD quality grass hay mix, this year’s $6/bale. Some small rounds avail. Last year’s $4 and $2/bale. Delivery avail. 250-397-2378 HAY for sale. $2 bale. Barn stored, no rain, cow hay/horse hay, 50 - 75lb bales. Call 250593-4968 mornings. SMALL round bales. No rain, barn stored, great horse hay. $40 each. 250-397-4126


Pet Services PET/HOUSE sitting. References available. Reasonable rates. 250-609-0287 cell.

Pets NEEDING a good home for Nosy Parker! She is a spayed 9 month old Kuvasz/lab cross who has up to date shots. A small adoption fee will be required. Please call 250-3954150 or 250-395-0312. SPCA - Your best choice in pets. 250-395-5303 The SPCA needs 2 to 3 phone volunteers to answer the emergency line. Suits retired or semi-retired individuals. Also, temporary foster homes needed. Please call 250-3955303 and leave a message. *WARNING* -Ads reading, “Free to a good home”, have the potential to attract individuals that see your family pet as a way to make $$money through any number of undesirable situations; i.e. selling to animal testing labs or in the case of horses, the slaughter house. Contact the SPCA at 250-395-5303 for information on successfully placing your pet in the right kind of home. Leave a message and a volunteer will get back to you.

Merchandise for Sale Firewood/Fuel Firewood For Sale $125./cord delivered (250)398-0641 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.

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Horse Sale! Sat. Nov. 10th @ 11:30 AM 4071 McLean Rd. Quesnel Please consign early. Phone BC Auctions (250)992-2459/(250)983-1239

100 MILE: Moving Sale. 156 Blackstock Rd. Sat. Nov 3, Sun. Nov. 4, Sat Nov. 10. 9am - 2pm.

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ENTERPRISE gas/electric stove w/wood warming panel. Racks incl. Holds 40lb. turkey. Asking $275. 250-395-2320. SHAVINGS: Clean, compressed. 2 sizes. New Cal Rabbit Farm. 250-395-3336. STEEL BUILDINGS - Canadian made! - Reduced prices now! 20x22 $4,455. 25x26 $4,995. 30x38 $7,275. 32x50 $9,800. 40x54 $13,995. 47x80 $19,600. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422.

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

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

FOR RENT with option to buy. 1/2 acre lot with 103 Lakeview. Deregistered mobile home with 2 - 3 bdr. All appliances, new electric furnace. $600 per month. 250-395-4658. 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. NICE and clean 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes for rent. Call GERHARD at Century21 Seaside Realty Ltd (100 Mile) Rental Property Management 250-395-2133. TWO bdrm house in 100 Mile House. No pets. Large fenced backyard. Avail. Nov. 1 or 15th $700/mon plus utilities. 250395-1815

2003 Chrysler Intrepid, V6, auto, low mileage, runs great. $3200 obo. 250-791-5436.

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 rifles 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.

Mobile Homes & Parks MODULAR HOMES and park model homes factory direct wholesale. New single wides $37,209 doubles $73,486 Special winter discounts! Call The Home Boys 877-976-3737 or



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

250-395-0809 or 250-395-0168

Commercial/ Industrial 1760 sq. ft. commercial retail space, street level, in Rosewood Building, for rent or lease. Across from Donex. 250-396-7334 or 604-5304224.

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. 2 BDRM suite in 4-plex. In 100 Mile. 243 Blackstock. DD, refs. req. 250-395-2744 or 1-250267-1702.

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 BDRM mobile #8 Park Dr. Estates, $600/mo. Also #25 $600/mo. Call 250-395-3268. #54 TRAVELLERS TRAILER COURT. Lg. 2 bdrm mobile in 100 Mile, with addition which has a large bedroom plus utility room, S/F, W/D, N.G. furnace, carport & covered deck. Wired shed. No pets. $700/mo. D.D. & refs. Newly renovated, new carpets, linoleum & paint. Very responsible people. Call between 9am 7pm 250-395-1223. ONE empty mobile home pad, #50, #52, & #4 at Park Drive Estates. 250-395-3268.

Homes for Rent 108 HOME in front of beach. Gas fireplace, 2 bedroom plus 2 in finished 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. 2 BDRM, 2 bath residence on Watch Lake. NS. Available until April 2013. $500/mon plus utilities. 250-593-0253.

3 BDRM, 1 1/2 baths, spacious open living, dining and kitchen, NG heat, carport, snow removal included, minutes to 100 Mile. NP, NS, $750. $100 off first month. 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 finished 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 office, liquor store, hardware store, library, day care, pets ok. Available Nov 15. $800/mo plus utilities. 4606 Canim-Hendrix. Ph. 250-320-6847 email: 3 BEDROOM house available, 1 1/2 baths, 2 car garage, f,s,dw,w,d. December 1st. 8 minutes from 100 Mile. 3/4 acre. References required. Pet negotiable. $975/month + utilities. Security deposit req. 250-392-1599. 4 BDRM, 3 bath, house at the 108. $1100 per month. 250395-8075. 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. ***Available to Rent*** 100 Mile, 3 bdrm Townhouse

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Avail. Nov 1. Small 3 bdrm house, gas heat. Forest Grove. $800. 604-809-1724. BEAUTIFUL dream log home in the 108 Mile Ranch for rent. Large 4 bdrm, 2 bathrooms, 3 floors, plus office with sep entrance, huge sundecks, lots of privacy and garden, overlooking walker valley. Appliances included. Schoolbus stop at the end of driveway. Available: Nov 1st for further info call 250-299-4667.


be picked up at the Community Resource Centre (between the Hospital and the Junior High School), or at the

BC HOUSING is now accepting applications for housing from persons 55 years and older as well as disabled persons 19 years of age and older. Eligible tenants pay 30% of gross monthly income for rent. For applications contact: 250395-4743 or 1-800-834-7149.

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Townhouses 3 BDRM, 2 bathroom townhouse, 6 appliances, no dogs, Avail. now. 250-395-2134. 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. *Certain restrictions apply. Call for details

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Trucks & Vans

4 FACTORY 2001 Pontiac Sunfire 5 bolt, 16”, aluminum rims will fit Chev Cavalier, $150. Call 250-395-4791. RED 8ft high rise canopy off 1991 Dodge pickup. $350. 250-395-4791.

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1995 Ford F250 Supercab long box 4x4. 312,850kms. Includes canopy and boat rack. $1,500. Call evenings, 250395-4329.

1984 OLDS Super 88. Blizzak tires. Small V8, very good condition. $650. 250-395-4791

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

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2005 Honda Pilot, 196,000km, $13,500 obo, or would consider trade for similar Honda CRV. 250-791-6576.


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

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Judge not zombies, lest ye be judged Zombies have political, social, and cultural relevance

If you believe zombies are a manifestation of evil, check the mirror. The ugly truth, suggests UBC PhD student Kelly Doyle, is that deep down, zombies have a lot more in common with living, breathing humans than we’d like to believe. “The hardest thing to face is that there might be something about your existence that you don’t want t o acknowledge,� she says. Doyle suggests zombies are symbolic of humanity’s worst fears and most basic urges. More than any other monster, zombies represent what we hate and fear most about ourselves and society. “Zombies are recognizably human in a way that a lot of other monsters are not,� says Doyle. “A zombie is a decaying yet undead body with no ability to control its urges. It’s disgusting, revolting. And yet, it signifies the truth of what living things inevitably become: cadavers.� This grotesque nature is in stark contrast to another popular undead monster – the vampire, portrayed in many genres as sexy, civilized, even glamorous. “People may tend to think that it would be wonderful to be an immortal, youthful vampire. But a zom-

bie – a mindless rotting corpse whose only purpose is to tear apart, move through the masses and eat flesh – that’s truly terrifying to many people.�

Doyle has been a fan of horror movies since she was a little girl, but never dreamed her fascination would become a springboard to a career. An interdisciplinary graduate student in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus, Doyle’s current research focuses on exploring the racial, social and political relevance of zombies and zombie


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dynamic,� says Doyle. Flash ahead to 1968, following the U.S. civil rights movement. The protagonist in the seminal film Night of the Living Dead is the sole African American. He ends up the only survivor, only to be shot by police at the end. “It leaves you wondering if the police killed him because they thought he was a zombie, or shot him because he was African American,� says Doyle. “Zombie films are never only about the sensationalism of gore; there is often political and rationalized social commentary that’s being made.� Another noteworthy theme in zombie narratives, says Doyle, is that they are almost always apocalyptic.

F r o m the beginning, there were overt racial overtones with zombies, Doyle says. “In the 1930s, the zombie is Haitian. In White Zombie, the zombie is represented as a slave.� “I am not suggesting that the zombie folklore of Haiti is racist, but the representation of the zombie in White Zombie is based on an ongoing theme of racialization as well as a slave/master

“There is no going back and no cure. There may be a group of survivors in a postapocalyptic world, but the world is never the same. There is often a question in zombie films about what humans are capable of, and how far is too far. Zombie films suggest there is something in human nature that is destructive.â€? But perhaps most intriguing, adds Doyle, is that zombies do not truly represent the “bad guysâ€? in the majority of film treatments. “It’s always interesting to look at who the real ‘monster’ is in the zombie genre – us or them. It’s false ‌ because they are us. And it makes you question, what really sets us apart?â€?

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Danny Furer & Nicole Mundle of Kelowna BC are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Nova Colleen Furer on October 13, 2012. Born at home and weighing in at 7 lb. 14 oz. Nova will be spoiled by her grandparents: Paul & Lexie Furer (Kelowna), Colette & Ken Vincent (100 Mile House), Colleen Gustafson & Arnie LaFontaine (100 Mile House), Ray Mundle (Alberta); great-grandparents: Linda Furer (Penticton), Bob & Donna Franklin (Vernon), Ambie & Sally Gustafson (100 Mile House), Dave & Tanis Westberg (Penticton) and Albert & Anita Vincent (Kamloops); and honorary great-great-grandparents: Peter & Doris Franklin (Outlook, Saskatchewan).



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Erin Elizabeth Meyer & Spencer MacWilliam Dill were married on the 4th of August, 2012 at Ruth Lake Lodge, Forest Grove, B.C. We would like to thank the owners of the lodge, Twan & Lucia, for all their help and hard work in providing an amazing dinner at a picturesque venue. To our family and friends, we sincerely appreciate your love and support leading up to the big day. We can’t thank you enough for all your efforts to make our big day as stress-free as possible and truly memorable. We consider ourselves very blessed to have such good people in our lives.


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culture through horror films and media. “I started with the first zombie film ever made in 1932, White Zombie by Victor Halperin. Then I moved on to what I thought to be key films throughout history, including George A. Romero’s pivotal zombie films, and concluding with the Resident Evil film series and 28 Days Later.� What Doyle discovered is that zombie movies are socially relevant to the landscape of the times, and serve as a barometer for political and cultural anxieties.










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Jim Leguerrier of 100 Mile House and Susan & Shane Nelson of Parksville, B.C. announce with love the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Leguerrier to Trevor Fitzel, son of Jack & Donna Fitzel of 108 Mile Ranch. Wedding date to be announced. Nothing you can know that isn’t known Nothing you can see that isn’t shown Nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be it’s easy... ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE


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Prince George RCMP: Police involved shooting

Candy BaggIng LadIes

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A total of 500 candy bags were put together Oct. 29 for the Halloween Town party, by a group of friends who volunteer for the same sweet task every year. Making it year six were Lori Wright, left, Linda Lycett, Shirley Boyson, Sharon Pawlyk, Lorette Penn and Diane Atkins.

Just after 6 pm on Sunday, Oct. 28, the Prince George RCMP were attempting to make an arrest near the corner of Strathcona Avenue and Norwood Street as a part of an ongoing investigation. While in the process of executing the arrest on the occupants of a vehicle, police allege the driver accelerated towards an officer. As a result, a RCMP member discharged their sidearm at least once. No one was hurt. The driver was taken into custody a short time later. The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) was consulted, but will not be taking jurisdiction. As a result, the Prince George RCMP will be requesting another independent agency to investigate.

Keep children from a fright on Halloween night Before parents and children head out for Halloween trick or treating, BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) and the specialists at BC Children’s Hospital have some safety tips for parents. These safety tips are based on visits to BC Children’s Hospital Emergency Department and BCAS call data that shows on Halloween last year, between the hours of 4 and 9 p.m., there was a significant increase in the number of ambulance calls for traffic incidents and burns compared to regular nights. Every year, BC Children’s and BC Ambulance Service treat many preventable injuries involving trick-ortreaters, such as falls from ill-fitting costumes, injuries from being struck by a car, burns from fireworks or cuts from pumpkin-carving. The following tips can help parents and caregivers keep children safe this Halloween: Be seen Parents as well as children should wear bright costumes or clothing made of

flame-resistant material with reflective tape, or carry light sticks or flashlights to ensure motorists can see them. Consider trick-or-treating in a group. Don’t forget to stop, look left, right and left again – before crossing a street. Always cross the street at corners and crosswalks. If there isn’t a sidewalk, walk beside the road or street facing traffic. Dress appropriately To prevent falls, make sure your child’s costume fits well and isn’t too long or loose. Dress for the weather to ensure your child is comfortable and warm. A mask can obscure your vision; instead try make-up. Adult supervision Young children should always have a responsible adult escorting them door-to-door on Halloween night. Skip past houses that don’t have lights on, or the walkway isn’t well-lit, and avoid unfamiliar animals. Pumpkin carving Kids under six should not use knives or other sharp

instruments to carve pumpkins. Instead they can express their creativity by drawing a face on a pumpkin or dressing it up with colourful fall leaves. Parents should use a flashlight or a light stick to illuminate a pumpkin rather than a candle, to reduce the risk of burns. Choking Choking occurs most frequently among children under two years of age, but choking can happen at any age. Do not give children under five popcorn, hard candy, or nuts. When eating candy, parents should have children sit at a table since eating while playing, jumping or talking can lead to choking. Information is available through HealthLink BC at http://www. content/special/ chkng.html#aa111963. Firework safety To be safe, plan family fun and activities that don’t include fireworks. However, if you plan to use fireworks as part of your celebration, only purchase them from a

reliable source and always read and follow label directions. Keep water or a fire extinguisher nearby when lighting fireworks. Slow down and watch for pedestrians Motorists are advised to slow down and drive with extra caution this Halloween. BCAS notes that historically there is an increase in the number of traffic accidents on Halloween evening. Children are easily distracted

and difficult to see because of their small size, particularly if they run into the street from between parked cars. Be a good host As a homeowner, make sure the path to your front door is clear of any obstructions or sharp objects and well-lit to prevent trick-or-treaters from falling. Don’t leave pumpkins with burning candles close to where children may be trick-or-treating to prevent burns or costumes catching on fire.

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Obituaries MILLER

Alvin Herbert (Bert)

Alvin Herbert (Bert) Miller was born in Kamloops on Oct. 9, 1931. He passed away suddenly on the evening of Oct. 27 at the age of 81. Bert is survived by his partner Sharlene Thorpe. He will be missed by his sister May, his children Bonnie, Ben, Brenda (Bert), Bernice (Jerry), Tim, Bevan (Karen) and Brian (Kyla); his grandchildren Carrie (Craig), Mark (Teri), Jesse (Tia), Dustin, Danika (Eric), Bailey, Shelby, Rachel, Mattie, and Lane; his great-grandchildren Shardy, Cade, Tate, Isla, Caden and Skylar; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bert will also be missed by his extended family: Shirley and Bill Cahoon, Keith Coxon, and Karen McLeod; and his step-children Dee (Gordon), and Clay (Jen) and their children Nevada, Colby, Krynn, Talon, and Aspen. He was predeceased by his parents Albert and Bertha Miller, his sister Muriel (Buzzy), and his brothers Alan and Clarence. Bert was born in Kamloops on Oct. 9, 1931. He was a descendant of the pioneer families of the Clinton area: the Tresierras, the Grinders, the Millers and the Pococks. He lived in Lillooet and moved to Clinton/Big Bar area when he was seven and has lived there ever since. Bert worked as a cowboy when he was younger and then worked in bush mills as a sawyer. He also worked on the railway, at numerous saw mills in the area and was also a loader operator. Bert married Shirley Hickox in 1953. They settled down to raise their family at 57 Mile. After retiring Bert spent his time ranching, riding, hunting, reading, spending time with his family, chasing wild horses and the occasional bear. A memorial service will be held at the Clinton Memorial Hall on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Longtime locals share memories Mid-century village a far cry from today’s community hub

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ho remembers 100 Mile House in the 1950s? Fewer and fewer people remain today to tell the tales of life at the midpoint of the last century. The ability to provide insight into the early days of 100 Mile House is a valuable resource, with the wealth of information captive in the memories of those who helped build the town. Fortunately, longtime local residents Chuck and Eleanor Shaw-MacLaren share their recollections of the community beginning back in the mid-1950s. “A heck of a lot of people from that time are gone,” Chuck says. “We really started to grow in 1956/57 because of industry and tourism. The mills had moved into [100 Mile] by then.” From 1955 to 1957, the Shaw-MacLarens leased and ran the second gas station (Perrey’s Service/ Chevron) to be built in the Village of 100

Mile House. Then Chuck went to work for Ainsworth Lumber for five years before returning to the “gas pumps and grease pit.” He says business was booming in the village back then, albeit on a much smaller scale than seen today. Tourism created a fast-growing business opportunity in the South Cariboo, and Chuck notes the Chevron station was almost like a visitor centre with all the fishing maps and information they handed out. “In the ‘50s, the fishing camps were all over the area and they were busy.” A tourist booth was then installed right next door under a huge rainbow sign that spanned the building, which went along when the visitor centre moved to its current site more than 20 years later. Chuck explains the first fishing maps were developed by Ken Philips and Judge Steve Smele, who also published a Free Press predecessor, the Cariboo Advertiser. The Shaw-

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Chuck Shaw-MacLaren, back left, served on the first, interim village council along with Russ Fraser, Cas Kopec, David Ainsworth and Mayor Ross Marks, seated, when 100 Mile House was incorporated in 1965. MacLarens still have an early edition from 1956, which Chuck says he likely bought at (Dorothy) Martell’s Store on 99 Mile Hill. One advertisement has Carson’s and J.A. Bruce announcing a name change for a business still in operation today: “Our feed store will be known as 100 Mile Feed & Supply, and will still operate

in the old quarters, opposite the old 100 Mile Store.” Part of its news section states: “Last week, part of a Cat’ fell on George Baloc’s hand, badly crushing it. Fortunately, there were no broken bones.” The classifieds were on the front page (of four legalsized, typed pages), and included a

Stockholm cream separator for $18. Heading east from the highway meant travelling on First Street past a few houses to the two blocks of Cedar Avenue, but Chuck says the “rest was bush.” He notes The Lodge community was there, and the Emissaries of the Divine Light mem-

bers were an integral part of the community, building much of the town and owning most of its property. “We did things all together. The community hall was built in 1955/56 downtown, and it was all by itself out there in the field,” he says, chuckling. “[The village] had some roads, and they had started to subdivide the whole area,

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but the land was still fenced and the cattle were in it.” Those bovines managed to knock the foundation down during construction of the Shaw-MacLaren’s first house on Cedar Avenue. Eleanor says there were no buildings from the hall to First Street where The Lodge ran a large Continued on B2


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general store and post office, which soon moved to the building where Selvidges and The Outlaw are today. Chuck recalls that Harry Nelson had a McCullough’s saw shop nearby on Birch Avenue, in the spot later developed by Larry Pinkney into the business strip running south to the hall. Back then, it included Shield’s Restaurant, a pool hall/cafe, a jewelry store, a beauty shop, and a plumbing shop. “The highway was developing with businesses, and Birch Avenue was developing as it grew.” After a few years on Birch, The Lodge’s store was bought out by Overwaitea, which then moved a block north to the site where decades later it became Save-OnFoods. In those days, Chuck says the population was so low that “everybody” in town was involved in pursuing much-needed services. “We used to laugh because we’d have meetings for the hospital group, the fire department and the ambulance society all on the same night, and hardly anybody left.” Construction of the hospital was still 10 years away in


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The view of 100 Mile from the north end was quite a different scene in 1937 during the Great Depression. The 100 Mile Lodge, right, was a main building, and is still in use today. 1955, and as there was no doctor in the community, residents either went to Williams Lake or Ashcroft for health care, or met up with the visiting physician. The first doctor’s office and the first drug store were located in the small building beside where Kal Tire is now, Eleanor adds. The telephone switchboard office closed at 10 p.m., and Chuck notes residents “got hell” if they disturbed the operator phoning later than that, as he witnessed trying to check on Eleanor in hospital in April 1956. “When our daughter Patty was born, I had to wait until after 8 o’clock (a.m.) until they could phone from Williams Lake to tell me.” Recreation oppor-

tunities moved forward, too, and he notes a parent-run skating rink brought in many visiting teams from elsewhere in the South Cariboo to play hockey with local youth. A drive-in theatre was located beside it, where the 100 Mile Elementary School currently stands, which he says was “excellent for the town.” Eleanor adds you could hear the movies from anywhere in the village, but Chuck points out one drawback to driving with the windows down. “At the same time, the mosquitoes were going in and out.” Other movies were shown anywhere from the community hall to the fire hall (near a water tower behind today’s Tim

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Hortons), where they’d move the engine out and set up chairs. It wasn’t all fun and games, but also a lot of hard, community-building work, and some hard times as well. In 1965, Chuck and his good friend David Ainsworth (who founded the mill) were among the very first search volunteers to arrive at the hideous scene of a Canadian Pacific Airlines DC-6B airplane crash near town that killed all 53 passengers. Despite knowing there were no survivors, he notes most of the town turned out to help search, due to the large area of scattered bodies in the forest. “I was there for three solid days. When the thing was

blown up, it blew the tail section off. The people were ... spread over a two miles squared area.” Chuck says it was “not a very nice time” and afterward, understandably, he and the others on his search team didn’t talk about it much. “It was a terrible thing to have happen. And we were just not used to that sort of thing.” When the ShawMacLarens first came to 100 Mile, the power had only recently gone to a 24-hour generator, thanks to The Lodge manager Ross Marks. Any children who went on to secondary school lived in dormitories in Williams Lake all week, he notes. Serving on the first village council (along with

Ainsworth, and Marks as mayor) when 100 Mile House was incorporated in 1965, Chuck became an alderman for 12 years, and was named Freeman and given a key to the city in 1977. Around that time - 20 years after their arrival - the Shaw-MacLarens built the Coach & Waggon Recreation golf course and racquetball courts (later renamed the Marmot Ridge), which they ran until 1991. Eleanor says she was the bookkeeper at the Chevron station, and later made all the sandwiches at the Coach & Waggon lunch counter. The ShawMacLarens still live in the community today and in the house in town they built in 1970.


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Have a frightfully good time at Halloween Town Family fun at its finest Arlene Jongbloets Free Press


ooking for a hair-raising night of Halloween fun? Head on down to the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Oct. 31 for the sixth annual Halloween Town family party. It’s a free event hosted by Canlan Ice Sports and the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce. Children will be greeted with a bag of candy, donated by local businesses and put together by the 100 Mile Lioness Club. In total, 500 will be available. Doors open at 5 p.m. Don’t forget your skates because there’s a free skating party on the ice with childfriendly Halloween movies playing on the big screen overhead. Children should bring along their completed colouring

contest entries which were featured in earlier editions of the Free Press. All submissions will be displayed on the wall and prizes awarded. All evening the staff will be keeping an eye open for the best costumes so let your imagination run wild and get in the running for more great prizes. Dianne Bob will be giving out free wash-off tattoos in the lobby. Make sure to visit the Scary Movies haunted house, created by the grad class of 2013 at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School. It’s a maze of scenes from the scariest movies ever made with names like Freddy versus Jason, and Chucky. Grads will be conducting tours through the house to scare up a few dollars for their Dry Grad celebrations at the end of the year. Admission is $2 for children

12 years and under and $3 for adults. Outside the grads will be selling hot chocolate, a perfect treat to enjoy while watching the fireworks which start at 7 p.m. Canlan general manager Josh Dickerson says the professional show, put on by a Calgary company, will be about 20 minutes long. The fireworks are paid for through donations from local businesses. A giant bonfire, overseen by Chamber members and members of 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue will help to keep the chill off while people enjoy the show or if they just want to get outside for some fresh air. Volunteers from those two groups will be managing parking outside as well. Dickerson is expecting a good turnout for the party and between 2,000 and 3,000 people for the fireworks.

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nator after Wendy Wheels & Looms, Dubbin’s recent she brings everyretirement. The soci- thing in from them, ety wishes to voice its and notes that New appreciation to all the Zealand wool, is above for their many “really nice - better years of hard work. than others.” The new board is She does “a little looking for volun- bit of everything, teers to help with the sweaters, scarves, elementary school’s socks and mitts: and, Hot Lunch program, in answer to my quesand Meals on Wheels tion, says, “A sweater for the larger comwould take, say, E R munity. O M LINE twenty hours to spin and BLCS meets 100mile at 7 p.m., three or four Wednesday, Nov. to knit. Weaving 7 and welcomes new goes really fast and members. I would probably weave a jacket in a Spinner guest day.” artist Kathy’s display Lone Butte spin- will include one of ner/weaver Kathy everything. Mouat, who always demonstrates New executive at Bridge Lake for Snowmobile Fair, is guest artClub ist in Bridge Lake I n t e r l a k e s Library’s Community Snowmobile Club’s Showcase for (ISC) Oct. 10 November. AGM saw Marcel In 1975, when D e R e p e n t i g n y Kathy first saw a lady return as president; weaving, she though: Janet DeRepentigny “Oh, so that’s what as secretary; and I’m supposed to be Marie-Jo Chave as doing.” And it went treasurer. Directors from there. As a deal- at large are Michelle er for New Zealand’s Probert, Andy preeminent Ashford Evanisky and Greg

Rector. Earl Tremayne is the newly elected vice president. ISC’s next meeting is a dinner meeting at Wildmans Family Restaurant. All interested parties are asked to arrive for dinner between 5:30 and 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14. The meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Cross Country Run win Congratulations to Bridge Lake Elementary School’s Grade 3 to 7 students who won the Small Schools category Golden Running


Shoe, at Oct. 5 South End Cross Country Run. Photos and Pickleball BLCS’ Photo Group reconvenes tomorrow, Nov. 1. They meet at the school at 7 p.m. every first and third Thursday. Barb Weston advises that Thursday volleyball has been cancelled due to insufficient players. However, they are now trying pickleball at 7:30 p.m. every Monday. Continued on B9

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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. • 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. 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. • 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 an open mic. For information and table rentals, contact Linda at 250-396-7118. • Nov. 6 - Author Chris Czajkowski will present a slideshow and read from her new book, Ginty’s Ghost, at 100 Mile House Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. • Nov. 9-10 - South Cariboo Winter Arts & Crafts Fair at 100 Mile House Junior Secondary, Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m., and on Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Nov. 15 - A screening of the National Film Board movie, Surviving Progress, takes place at 6 p.m. at the 100 Mile House Branch Library. Free admission. • Nov. 16 - Cariboo Horsey Ladies Christmas Banquet & Charity Auction takes place 5:30 p.m. at Wildmans Family Dining & Lounge at Interlakes Corner. Tickets available in advance at The Log House Apparel, Tack and Harness and Country Pedlar. For more details, call Cheryle at 250-593-4139. • Nov. 17 - Lone Butte Community Association hosts its Fall Dance at Lone Butte Community Hall. Doors open 7 p.m.; dancing from 8 to midnight. Tickets are $15 at Lone Butte General Store. Refreshments provided and Safe Ride Home available. Contact Karen Schuurman at 250-644-1555.


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StrongStart student Chase Benard worked with Richard Bergen at the Forest Grove School’s bottle drive on Oct.13. dren to grade seven and a couple of graduates who came by to help. They sorted the bottles and cans with great enthusiasm.” “We would also like to thank Big Country Storage Terminals for the use of one of their trucks to collect and transport items and to Gold Trail Recycling and Big Country Storage for their help with this project.” To assist with the school’s ongoing recycling program, there are sturdy new collection bins in front of the school. Refundable items can also be dropped off at Richard Bergen’s

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Dear Canimites, The weather sure changed in a hurry. First the benign and lingering sunny days lulled us into believing that the winter tires could wait another next week. Then suddenly it started snowing, and me without the leaves raked! On the plus side, snow now conveniently covers a multitude of undone chores. Hall #2 high on towers FGVFD members have put up a new antenna at Hall #2. 9-1-1 callouts will be received by Hall #2 through Hall #1 and then retransmitted to Hall #2 responders. Chief Bob Felker says the signal strength of

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Charlie Chow of Province-Wide Communications Ltd., Kamloops, left, and Lieutenant Don Hewitt, Forest Grove VFD assembled the new communications tower section by section at Hall #2. the new system will be excellent. The firefighters logged well over 100 hours of time to do the installation. Bob says that before winter they intend to complete the plumbing of Hall #2 and pour a concrete floor

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in the last third of the building to be used as an office, equipment room, washrooms

Joan and Malcolm’s 50th Congratulations to Joan and Malcolm Rochester who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 13. They were married in the small St. Paul’s Church at Jarrow-onTyne, England, built in 685. Malcolm was a millwright at the time, and Joan worked as a computer programmer. They moved to Canada in 1968 to Vancouver, and to Canim Lake in 1992. They have two children, a daughter at Sheridan Lake and a son in Kamloops, and three grandkids. The entire family gathered at the Sparkling Hills Resort in Vernon for 4 days to celebrate together.

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Community club The monthly community dinners have been rescheduled from Saturdays back to the Fridays, starting November. They take place on the third or fourth Friday of each month. For more information, call Jean Reynolds at 250-397-2773. The Christmas Dinner is set for Monday, Dec. 17 at the Forest Grove Legion, starting at 5 p.m. with supper at 6. The cost is $16 per person. Phone Jean to book. Ted and June North were visiting and attended the last community dinner at the Red Rock. Sixteen residents attended the event Continued on P10

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provide. There would be none to come to your home in the case of a structure fire, a smoking hot chimney fire, or grass fire. There would be no extra hands for medical emergencies or to come to car accidents on our sometimes treacherous winter roadways. Your home insurance would increase because you would be located out of a fire protected zone. The ramifications of losing the department are huge, and not something any of us want to see. This is a serious call for help.

Cariboo Regional Practices are held District representa- Thursday evenings tive Bruce Rattray, and everyone is welRowena Bastien, come to attend. manager of proIf you need more tective services information, call RE A E and fire chief W LINE volunteer fire chief Jaret Scott Jaret Scott laid 100mile it out clearly at 250-395-6665. how urgent the need is to bring up AGM the numbers of the The Lone department. Butte Horse If you are interest- Lake Community ed in becoming part Association will be of the Lone Butte holding their AGM volunteer fire depart- on Nov. 13, 7 p.m. at ment in any capacity the community hall. at all, be it front line Everyone is fire fighting, admin- encouraged to come istration duties or out and be part of the behind the scenes group as an active or fundraising, please non-active member. head down to the Membership numfire hall on Thursday bers are crucial when night at 7 p.m. it comes to applying

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Happy Birthday Birthday bubbly goes to Eileen Hackett, Alyce Matthews and Monty Furber; while Nicole Weston turns sweet sixteen. Congratulations to Sharon and Dan Stewart on their 26th wedding anniversary, Nov. 1. Calendar Free Haunted Halloween Stables at Interlakes Rodeo

Grounds, 6 to 8:30 p.m., tonight, Oct. 31. Enjoy chili, hotdogs, bonfire, goodie bags; and fireworks at 7. BLCS Book Club meets at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 3. Call 250-5932264 for venue Deka firefighters go door to door to collect non-perishable food or cash for Interlakes Christmas gift boxes, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4. Highway 24/ Interlakes Lions meet at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 5 at Interlakes Hall.

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Deka fire practice is 6:30, Nov. 6 Log Cabin Quilters meet at 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 7 at Interlakes Hall. Call 250-593-0025 to reserve your $25 table at Nov. 18 Roe Lake Christmas Bazaar at Interlakes Hall. Get your Bridge Lake School Dec. 1 Dinner Auction tickets ($10; adults only) at the school or Bridge Lake Store. Tickets are limited; first come, first served.

for grants for community events or hall projects. Those small town events like the Christmas dinner, or Lone Butte Rocks day don’t happen without people doing a little bit to help. For more information call this correspondent.

Fall dance Tickets are available at the Lone Butte General Store for the Nov. 17 dance at the Lone Butte community hall. Dance to the live music of The James Gang at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7. Refreshments will be served and safe rides home will be provided by Lone Butte Volunteer Fire Department. Get your tickets

from the store, or call Karen Schuurman at 250-644-1555. 4-H meeting Heidi Meier has stepped up as the new leader for the Lone Butte 4-H Club and they will be having an information and sign up meeting at the community hall on Nov. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. 4-H provides young people with an opportunity to learn how to become productive, self-assured adults who can make their community a better place to live. Give Heidi a call at 250-395-6039 for more information. If you have an event or celebration to announce, call your local correspondent.


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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

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Community events listed must be of a nonprofit 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 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre is having its annual Halloween Bake Sale at the centre, 102-475 Birch Ave., Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ❑ 100 MILE - The 100 Mile House & District Hospital Auxiliary meets the first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. in the hospital’s

multipurpose room. For more information, call Yvonne Craig at 250395-7725. ❑ 100 MILE Exercise class with Rainer Meyer for people aged 50 and over takes place every Monday until Dec. 10 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre. A $2 drop-in fee will be

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charged by the centre. ❑ WILLIAMS 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 250-296-4668 or e-mail

COPS continue to patrol Canim area From B8

0016 for information. The Book Club has Winter Solstice and Water for Elephants coming up in the next two months. If interested, give Sheila Hart a call at 250-397-2645.

which was marked by lots of chatter and laughter. Crib is off to a flying start with six or seven players each night. Sheila Hart edged Margo Wagner for top Bits and bites RE WE LAIN E spot the first The COPS N O 100mile night, beating group has her by 1 point in received over a pegging duel. $1400 from residents Margo roared back after their mail camthe second night tak- paign to raise funds. ing first place, edging Regular patrols in the Terry Wagner by one area continue withpoint. It’s hell out out interruption, by there folks. road, ATV or boat in New players are season. most welcome. Call Deputy Fire Chief Margo at 250-397- Ron Lister asked me

to remind readers that medical responders and firefighters may be delayed when residents do not have their street number signs posted at the road. R e m e m b e r, responders only get an address from 9-11, not your name. From a speeding fire truck it is almost impossible to spot numbers which are mounted on fence posts or on houses set back from the road, or on small non-reflective signs, especially at night. The Hawkins Lake VFD has sold

their 1000 gallon tender and airport crash truck to private buyers. They are actively looking for a larger tender for next Spring. That’s all for now. Until next time here’s wishing you many blessings.

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In addition to all regular classes

For more information and registration call 250-395-2261 or email: Monday: Beginner 5:30pm Wednesday: Intermediate 5:30pm Thursday: All Levels 10:00am 235 Fourth St. 100 Mile House Above Ace Hardware

Knowledge is Power Moustache is King Join the MOVEMBER movement and raise awareness for prostate cancer and men’s mental health. MO BROS - Grow & Groom a Moustache in November! Register at and join the 100 Mile Free Press team with a $25 donation (All funds go directly to Movember!)





Available at the 100 Mile Free Press Office, RE/MAX Country Lakes Realty, Williams Lake & District Credit Union and Donex

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH at 10:30 a.m.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #260 invites you to take part in Celebrating Remembrance Day Sunday, Nov. 11, gathering at 10:30am in front of the Coach House Square for a parade that will travel down Birch Avenue to the 100 Mile Community Hall with the Remembrance Day Ceremony beginning at 10:55. Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be available at the hall following the service. The Royal Canadian Legion will be hosting an open house luncheon for those 19 years and older from noon ‘til closing. Come and honor our veterans this Remembrance Day.


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This project is proudly supported by a grant from the TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund.

BUDGET FOR LIFE $ $ FINANCIAL LITERACY CONTEST Grow a money tree and show us your budget for life. Would your tree grow or die of debt? Your tree could grow up to $1,000,000 in its life. That is about the same as earning minimum wage for 40 years of your working life. Draw a picture, write an essay or submit a budget.

Prizes For The Healthiest Money Tree • 1 yr FREE Chequing Account* • 1 yr FREE Safety Deposit Box* • Money Games, Books & much more! * Prizes donated by CIBC & RBC P. McKay 58284

Show how you would nurture your tree and use money from it to save spend, donate, borrow and invest to reach your life goals!

This is a joint fundraising and awareness campaign of…

Entries must be on a single side of paper (any size) with your name, age and phone number on the back. Submit your entry in a sealed envelope in the contest entry box at the Cariboo Regional District Library in Williams Lake or 100 Mile House. Closing date is Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.

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100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, October 31, 2012

VFD raffle winners net great prizes 70 MILE HOUSE VIC POPIEL 250-456-2321

The South Green Lake VFD held a raffle for some really great prizes. The draw was held Oct. 16 at 1:00 pm and the results are:  1st - Cuisinart

BBQ won by Danielle Hollingsworth, 2nd Cruiser bicycle won by Doug and Debbie Hughes and 3rd - Sage Fly Fishing Package won by Bryan Brown. Thanks to everyone that bought tickets and made this a successful event.   Poker The 70 Mile Community Club held a poker tournament on Oct. 13.  There were 31 players and the winners

were: 1st Joe Adams, 2nd Clem Dumas, 3rd Doug Johnston, 4th Niels Westerager, and 5th Guy Erickson.  The next tournament will be run by the 70 Mile House  VFD and will be held Nov. 10 at the 70 Mile Community Hall.  Doors open at noon and play starts at 1 p.m.  Lunch and supper are available.  To register or for more information call Elaine at 250-456-7391 or Vic at 250-456-2321.

Bingo The next 70 Mile House VFD bingo will be held Nov. 8 at Seventy Mile Access Centre.  Doors open at 6:15 pm and play starts at 7:00 pm.  The loonie pot of $80 was won at the bingo held Oct. 11.   SGL fire practice The South Green Lake VFD will hold fire practices on Nov. 10 and 24 from 10:00 am to noon.  Anyone wanting to join the

Plenty of activity at the legion From B6

Jones, Secretary, Corrie Benard, Treasurer, Kelly Kelsey, DPAC Rep. Heather Van Osch. CPAC is a community group, open to anyone interested in our school. Meetings are the third Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Logging trucks Thank you to all the logging truck drivers who slow down in the school zone. We do notice and appreciate the care you show for our children. Share Shed Wars You might have noticed the popularity of the TV show Storage Wars. There are hundreds of stories about the treasures found at the Forest Grove

share shed. One local wit suggested that there could be a new program called “Share Shed Wars”. The premise would be that at the end of each month, people would gather with their finds which would be evaluated, and a winner declared. I’d watch it. A related reminder: Please put clothes on the share shed shelves. The floor will be wet/frozen from now on. Calendar Remembrance Day: Nov. 11, Forest Grove Legion. Ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m. with a short parade to the cenotaph. We will gather to remember veterans old and new and to honor the Canadian men

and women who are involved in dangerous conflicts in other countries at this time. A social gathering and lunch will follow the ceremonies. Every Thursday a merry band of cribbage players meets at the Legion at 8 p.m. Surprises abound. On Oct. 11 Marshall Kelleher won every game. Beginners are welcome. Contact person is Sally Kelleher 250-397-2755. Lunch at the Legion: Every

Wednesday at noon. Homemade soup and sandwich lunch served up by master chef Wayne Gilchrist. Everyone is invited. Drop In Darts: Saturdays, 3 p.m. at the Legion. No experience necessary. For more in formation call Rene Leblanc 250-791-7348. Meat Draws: At the Legion, Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Great prizes and good times. Kitchen is open and features a special dinner every week.

How Do You Spell Fun? Have a ball, play BINGO and support your favorite charity. MONDAY

100 MILE COMMUNITY CLUB BINGO Every Monday night in the 100 Mile Community Hall. Doors open at 6:00pm - Bingo Starts at 7:00pm LOONIE BALL & PROGRESSIVE List your BINGO here every week and let the players in your area know about you. Only $11.14 per week. Call 250-395-2219


fire department should attend one of these practices. SMAC Seventy Mile Access Centre will hold their monthly meeting on Nov. 14 at the centre at 10 a.m.   Everyone is welcome to attend.   Bookmobile The Thompson Nicola library bookmobile will be in the area on Nov. 8.  It will be at the South Green Lake fire hall from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and at the 70 Mile General Store from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Did you know that in many areas you can get your favourite community newspaper delivered right to your door?

Call 250-395-2219 to find out if you can!

Here are the answers to the October 26th Cariboo Connector ‘Challenge Yourself’ Page.



See this weekend’s Cariboo Connector for more!

B I IF IT’S NEWSWORTHY N Contact G Your O Correspondent Vic Popiel 70 Mile/Green Lk Watch Lk 250-456-2321

Diana Forster Deka Lake/Bridge Lake/Interlakes 250-593-2155


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…

Marianne Van Osch Forest Grove Area 250-397-2625

Your Community Newspaper Since 1960! Monika Paterson Lac la Hache 250-395-0918

Katie McCullough Clinton 250-459-2172 kemccullough@

Sharron Woloshyn Lac des Roches 250-593-0041

Karen Schuurman Horse Lk/Lone Butte 250-644-1555

Peter Hart Canim Lake 250-397-2645


Wednesday, October 31, 2012 100 Mile Free Press

BE AFRAID! Be Very Afraid!!




at the SOUTH CARIBOO RECREATION CENTRE 5-9pm * Free Skating Party * Giant Bonfire * Refreshments * Colouring Contest With Prizes * PSO Haunted House * Candy For Kids * Prizes For Costumes …and don’t miss the

GIANT FIREWORKS SHOW at 7pm Bigger & Better!

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Williams Lake & District Credit Union

Another community event sponsored by Canlan Ice Sports, The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce and…

Thanks to CaribooRadio.Com, Centennial Law, Century Home Hardware, Williams Lk & District Credit Union. If you would like to help sponsor this event, please contact the Chamber. 100 Mile Realty

Enter if you dare!


Haunted House presented by GRAD 2013 on Oct. 31

100 Mile House Free Press, October 31, 2012  

October 31, 2012 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press

100 Mile House Free Press, October 31, 2012  

October 31, 2012 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press