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Accusations fly over delayed test results for fly ash
Chilliwack Progress B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake is on the hot seat at the Fraser Valley Regional District after “irregularities” were found in test results of fly ash at the Cache Creek landfill. Fraser Valley Regional District chair Sharon Gaetz said the irregularities call into question the accuracy of the reports, and she said there appears to be no plan in place to deal with about 1,800 tonnes of the hazardous material. “What began as an attempt by Metro Vancouver to cover up the testing irregularities has escalated into an attempt by the ministry and Metro Vancouver to stonewall remedial action and downplay our concerns,” she said in a Tuesday new release. She said the FVRD has reports that “missing” results of fly ash tests conducted in July and August point to toxic levels that are up to six times higher than those normally allowable. But Lake recently said the fly ash only exceeded the tolerance level “to a small degree.” Gaetz also charged there is no plan in place to deal with the fly ash, despite Lake’s assurance that Metro Vancouver would be moving it to a remediation site. “It has not been excavated or moved, and Wastech, the operators of the landfill, are examining a further 2,500 to 3,000 tonnes that may also be affected,” she said. Fly ash is a residue produced by incineration. The FVRD has been at odds with Metro Vancouver over garbage disposal ever since a proposal to build waste-to-energy facilities to incinerate non-recyclable garbage was put on the table. FVRD officials complained to the minister that the regional district, which would receive the worst of the air emissions, was not being consulted by Metro Vancouver. Now Gaetz is again charging that Metro Vancouver is still not responding to FVRD environmental concerns - and that Lake is doing nothing about it. “Frankly, we expected more from the Ministry of Environment, whose role it is to safeguard the environment and ensure that their own regulations are enforced,” she said. “Instead, the FVRD is leading the charge.”
Poppy Campaign under way The Ashcroft Legion began their poppy campaign last week and Legion member Gordon Berdan was busy at the Ashcroft Post Office, handing out poppies and chatting with everyone who paused at his table. (Above) Marijke Stott and (right) Jim White bought fresh new poppies for this year’s Nov. 11 ceremony.
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ASHCROFT FALL FAIR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Tues. Nov. 13, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Community Futures Office 203 Railway Ave. For more info call Jessica 250-453-2352
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United Church of Canada Alice Watson, CS, Holy Communion SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10 am KIDZ MONDAY SCHOOL: 3:30 pm
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Anglican Church of Canada REV. DAN HINES OR DEACON LOIS PETTY
Cache Creek Pentecostal Church Welcomes everyone to worship Sundays 10 a.m. 1551 Stage Rd. Cache Creek B.C. For information please call: Deacon Myrna Critchley 250-453-9110 Deacon Pauline Goring 250-457-9939
Oct. 23 at 3:30 pm police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 1 a the bottom of Oregon Jack Hill where a driver hauling a 5th wheel lost control of his truck and hit the ditch. The driver and lone occupant of the truck, a 69 year old man from Yuma, Arizona, was uninjured but his truck and 5th wheel suffered extensive damage. The driver blamed defective steering for his accident.
Hitchhiker picked up
Oct. 23 at 11 pm police assisted a late night hitchhiker on Hwy 1 east of Cache Creek. The 37 year old Williams Lake woman was standing next to the highway wearing dark clothing and was almost struck by a pass-
accident or having any information about Wendy Coomber it is asked ing vehicle. She was given to phone a ride back to Cache Creek police at 453-2216 or Crime where she spent the night in Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. a motel.
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Ashcroft Royal Canadian Legion FRI., NOV. 2nd • 6:30 - 8:00 pm REGULAR & SEAFOOD LASAGNA $10.00/plate Visitors Welcome Legion Elections for 2013 Executive will be held at the Mon Nov 19th 7:30 PM meeting. We encourage all voting members to attend.
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Arrest warrants issued
Oct. 25 at 7 am police received a report of a single vehicle accident on Church Rd. on the Bonaparte Reserve that occurred sometime over night when a vehicle hit the ditch with enough speed to cause extensive front end damage. Indications were that the driver tried to have the vehicle towed, but was unsuccessful. The Registered Owner, a 60 year old Savona man, told police that his vehicle had been stolen. The matter is still under investigation. Anyone witnessing the
Oct. 26 arrest warrants have been issued for two Penticton men involved in a crash just east of Cache Creek earlier this year. Jason Lambert, 25, is wanted for assault causing bodily harm and Trevor Pierre, 36, is wanted for leaving the scene of an accident. Both failed to show up in court recently to answer charges stemming from an incident where a westbound vehicle lost control on Winter roads and tumbled over an embankment near Walhachin. A female passenger alleged that she was kicked and punched by another male in the vehicle as she tried to climb up the embankment to the highway. The group was picked up by a passing vehicle and given a ride into Cache Creek. The woman
was left at the Chevron while the rest of the group found another ride and continued north. She was left without her purse and cell phone, which had both been thrown out of the vehicle around Savona by one of the other passengers.
Breaking it in
Oct. 26 at 11 pm an officer from the Traffic Services unit stopped a pickup truck on Hwy 1 travelling at 142 kph in the 90 kph zone. The 28 year old Burnaby man was issued a ticket for excessive speed and his 2013 Dodge pickup was impounded for seven days.
Waiting for a sign
Oct. 27 at 3 pm a 2012 Ford F350 was observed travelling though Cache Creek at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was travelling at 127 kph in the 50 kph zone. The driver, a 51 year old Port Coquitlam man, told police that he thought he was coming right up on the 90 kph zone. He was issued a $483 ticket for excessive speed and his truck was impounded for seven days.
Fireworks may have caused fire
COMING EVENTS Nov. 5: Cache Creek Beautification Society meets at 11:30 am in the Village Office. Nov. 6: U.C.W. meeting at 2 pm in the Zion United Church Hall. All interested ladies most welcome. Nov. 9: Movie Night 7 p.m. at Zion United Church Hall, 401 Bancroft St., Ashcroft. Showing Disney Pixar’s “UP”. Nov. 13: Cache Creek Council meeting at 7 pm in the Village Office. Ashcroft Chamber of Commerce meetings: last Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber Office, Village Mall Every Friday: Soups On from 11 am to 1 pm at St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Ashcroft. Soup, buns and dessert by donation. Communities in Bloom monthly meeting, every second Wednesday of the month. For more information call Andrea at (250) 453-9402.
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Found on Oct. 30, friendly young male border collie/ golden retriever cross. If you know this dog or would like to add this fellow to your family, please call Animal Control Officer Eddie Aie at 453-9813 or the Ashcroft Village Office at 453-9161.
Police Telephone #s Ashcroft: 250-453-2216 Clinton: 250-459-2221 Lytton: 250-455-2225 Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
Earlier this month, while responding to a fire next to the CN Rail tracks on Evans Rd. in the area known as the Slough, firefighters discovered a large amount of used fireworks. The fire crew was unable to access the area with equipment and it was too dangerous to attack the fire at night with only hand tools. The fire, which was reported at 8 pm on Oct. 11, was monitored overnight and burned down to a smouldering pile. BCFS firefighters attended the next morning and along with the Ashcroft Fire Chief conducted an investigation into the cause of the fire. While no proof that the fireworks located were actually the cause of the fire,
the fire was determined to be man caused. The Ashcroft Fire Department wishes to remind the public that the Possession and Use of Fireworks within the Village of Ashcroft are prohibited by bylaw without a permit. Evans Rd. and the Slough area are within the boundaries of the Village. The grasslands are still very dry and carelessness can still result in a grass fire in this area. Submitted
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November 6th, 2012 at 6:30 pm at the Clinton Community Hall Guest Speakers: •Don Reed, NASA Recap 2011 and Future Plans •Victoria Weller, Film Industry in TNRD
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Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Beginning November 1st Facilitated by Alice Watson, CCC A ten-session course during November, December and January This is an educational program that helps one to understand anxiety and depression and offers tools for successfully attacking them. Participants have said that it is an important and helpful course. If you want to attend, please phone Shirley Dobson to register: 250-453-9202 or email Alice Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org and put Anxiety Course in the subject line.
Library damaged by hit and run Ashcroft RCMP received a report of a single building accident on Oct. 30 after staff discovered damage to the back wall of the Ashcroft Library. Some time over the weekend, an unknown vehicle hit the back wall of the library, shoving tables sitting against the wall forward by about six feet. The matter is still under investigation.
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IH public flu clinics carry on In light of the recent temporary suspension of Novartis vaccine products (Agriflu and Fluad), Interior Health wishes to advise the public that public flu clinics will continue as scheduled. Novartis products comprise less than 10 per cent of the vaccine supply in Interior Health. Interior Health has been using another vaccine product for the majority of this year’s influenza vaccination campaign which is not affected by the suspension. This product will also continue to be available through community vaccine providers such as doctors and pharmacists. On Oct. 26, Health Canada issued a voluntary suspension of the use of Novartis influenza vaccines due to the presence of small particles found in the vaccines in Europe. The suspension is a precautionary measure. B.C. has temporarily suspended the use of these vaccine products. IH is holding its annual Flu Clinics in Ashcroft on Oct. 31, Clinton on Nov. 1 and Cache Creek on Nov. 7 at the community halls. Submitted
Getting ready for hockey season Members and family of the minor hockey association met in the Ashcroft Public Works yard last Sunday to fill sandbags. The association uses them as a fundraiser, making them available for sale at most local gas stations. The sand was donated by CRC and the work was organized by Eddie Aie. Sandbags can be purchased from OK Stop, Ashcroft and Clinton Irly (Timbr Mart), Husky, Junction Shell, Petro Can and Chevron in Cache Creek. Funds raised from the sandbags go to help pay for ice times, jerseys and to help send kids to tournaments.
Cache Creek CiB wants to give it another shot
Jackie Ross (nee Van Dyke)
Jackie Ross awarded special medal Two long time volunteers with Special Olympics British Columbia-Prince George were honored recently by the Governor General of Canada for service to their community and country: Jackie and Thom Ross were awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal award in a ceremony with Cariboo-Prince George M.P. Dick Harris at the Prince George Golf and Curling Clubfor supporters of Special Olympics and their athletic programs in the region.. The Ross’s have contributed to Special Olympics in Prince George for 25 years through coaching, fundraising and coordinating many programs including five- and-ten-pin bowling. They were nominated for the award by their peers and colleagues. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal awards consists of a letter of commendation from Governor General David Johnston, an official certificate, a lapel pin and a specially designed medal. Jackie Ross (nee Van Dyke) is formerly of Lytton. Submitted
Ranta summarized the evaluation for Council, noting that the Village received high marks for the Landscape and Floral Display categories and a special mention for the Gateway Park. “Special mention for Gateway Park, a beautiful addition to your town,” wrote judges George Mitchell and Darlene Kalawsky, “and of course we cannot forget “Cariboo Sam.” They also Cache Creek Communities in Bloom chair Carmen Ranta presents Mayor praised the John Ranta with their CiB certificate. Landfill, which was part of their Cache Creek CommunRanta thanks Council for ities in Bloom chair Carmen their support, both financial- tour, saying: “This site is as Ranta presented Council ly and for the assistance of good as it gets and should be with the committee’s 2012 staff and Public Works who a model for the rest of CanCiB evaluation, its Com- worked hard to keep the town ada.” Ranta said the judgmunity Profile booklet and clean and tidy. They also asthe three-bloom certificate sisted with answering ques- es pointed out many posiat the Oct. 22 Council meet- tions when the judges were tive aspects of Cache Creek, ing. in town, and Public Works however, the village earned The Village missed re- superintendent Deb Chanell the lowest marks in the Tidiceiving four blooms by one toured with the judges, along ness category. “This was a bad year for and a half percent, she told with Ranta,while they were weeds everywhere,” agreed Council. in Cache Creek.
Ranta, and the judges mentioned Cache Creek’s weeds in several places throughout the evaluation. Factoring into their low marks were first impressions coming into town, vacant unmaintained properties downtown, and a few yet prominent untidy residential properties. The judges also suggested that it was time for water conservation: “Water conservation issues should also be addressed and water restrictions be enforced as watering was still going on in the middle of the day.,” they noted, while praising the Village for its careful irrigation of public landscaped areas. They also suggested more trees and more community involvement in beautifying commercial and residential properties. Ranta encouraged each councillor to read the 16page evaluation. She said coming so close to four blooms in the provincial competition made her all the more determined to enter the village again next year and try harder. Whether they enter again will depend on the Cache Creek Beautification Society, of which CiB is a subcommittee. The town was also in the 2008 competition.
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What makes fraud so alluring? “Did we go over this one last week?” asked Sgt. Michel Girondin as I sat in his office, pen poised and ready to start writing during my weekly visit to the RCMP Detachment. “Yep,” I replied. “It was in last week’s paper. The one that resembled a notice from the RCMP...” “No, not that one.” And so the description of yet another internet fraud reported to the RCMP by the public. After a while, it’s hard not to roll your eyes. Con artists are as old as the rocks. There will continue to be con artists as long as there are people willing to believe them and fork over their hard-earned cash. The internet is simply their latest medium. Is it any more credible because it’s in our home? Snake oil salesmen. Door to door salesmen. Telephone solicitors. Mail scams. Television advertising. Same wolf, wearing the latest fashion in wool. And their victims are likely to be conned regardless of which method is presented. Our hearts go out to the senior who loses their life savings, or the teenager duped into taking out a load they can’t repay. Some of the cons are heartless and cruel and make us angry that such monsters dwell among us to prey on people who just want to help them. Most of the cons out there are just so stupidly transparent that we wonder how anyone can be taken in by them. I’ve published information on telephone and internet scams in the past. The sad truth is that I just can’t possibly cover the details on each one. There are too many. And even if I did, it’s human nature to ignore things like this until they’re staring us in the face. All scams have one thing in common: they’re looking for money. In return, they may offer to double your investment or to provide you with a service that, in retrospect, you really don’t need. Listen to those little voices in your head - the voices that sound like alarm bells ringing. Just keep in mind that nothing that a stranger offers you is free, despite what you may have learned from television.
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Wellness awaits definition Dear Editor It saddens me that there is so much negativity in response to the Wellness brand. I understand that some people “don’t get it” and that some can only equate wellness with a working hospital or a spa or hot spring or some other physical place. Wellness is all around us in Ashcroft. And yes, you can find many of the same things elsewhere, but we have chosen to promote to the world that we are a place to find wellness. We have the opportunity to define Wellness for Ashcroft. The letter from the Branding Group in the Oct. 18 paper used these words – Outdoor Adventure, Relaxation, Art, History, Recreation and Community. Those words describe the wellness found in Ashcroft. Wellness is in the air
lETTErs To ThE EDiTor that we breathe, the quiet nights and the sunny skies. It’s the view of the valley from one of the many hiking trails that surround us. Visitors come here to get away from something, to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. Here is what I feel awaits visitors of Ashcroft: Rolling hills, winding rivers and blooming cactus awaits the naturalist in you. Hiking trails, fishing and geo-caching awaits the adventurer in you. Art Shows, music and theatre awaits the artist in you. The Rodeo, Ranches and riding trails awaits the cowboy in you. The Gold Rush and museum awaits the historian in you. The Fall Fair and fresh produce awaits the agriculturalist in you.
Are there different neighborhood priorities concerning “unsightly premises” in the Village of Ashcroft? I think the answer to that question is a decided
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Trains, planes and automobiles awaits the enthusiast in you. Osprey and eagles awaits the bird watcher in you. Car Racing and Motorcross awaits the daredevil in you. Wellness awaits you in Ashcroft. By defining our Wellness, we can promote what we have to offer, which is a wonderful thing. Jessica Clement Ashcroft
affirmative. For example. If a potential real estate buyer, new to Ashcroft, sees property on an older side of town, that looks like it might be a promising investment, is it simply a toss of the dice that the investment will be protected by Village by-laws? Well, yes. Because enforcement of by-laws might very well have a lot to do with the neighborhood one has chosen to invest in. The old part of town adjacent to the railroad track could be considered, if it is considered at all by Village Council, not worthy enough to be looked at as Council might look on other areas of the town. For instance, the Mesa Vista subdivision. I can recall, not too many years ago, that area of north Ashcroft including the Battel sub division being labelled, “Dogpatch”. Now, “Dogpatch” today, with its well apSee LETTERS on p. 13
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From Blues to strings to comedy this month Doc and MD prescribe some healing music at Packing House
The Packing House presents Doc MacLean & Morgan Davis. No doubt it will be a night to remember of music and storytelling. Head on down to Spences Bridge for a dose of healin’ music - Delta Blues style on Friday, Nov. 2. Dinner starts from 5:30 pm - music starts at 7 pm. Call 250 458-2256 to reserve your table. Doc MacLean and Morgan Davis are pleased to report that Canada’s seventh annual biggest little blues tour The National Steel Blues Emergency Tour - is now almost sold out. The pair started their tour in September and will bring their blues ‘medicine’ coast to coast, answering over 60 calls to nine provinces. The semi-acoustic, songs and stories in the round event will conduct its operations in venues Large and Small, Grand and Humble. “We make house calls”, says MacLean. People who like this kind of thing are going to like it a lot! Do you have a Blues Emergency in Your Town? Don’t wait... call now for an appointment… before it’s too late! Feeling good already? Don’t forget this years blues booster shot! Doc MacLean and Morgan Davis (MD) your 2012 Blues Prescription.
An afternoon of Strings includes a violin, a viola, and a cello Nov. 4
Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society hosts another fabulous Dessert Concert in downtown Ashcroft. Mark your calendars for a matinee with Infinitus - 2 pm on Sunday, Nov. 4 at St Albans Hall - 501 Brink St. You can purchase your advance tickets at the Ashcroft Bakery, Natures Gifts or at our new location, the Ashcroft Liquor store. There will be tickets available at the door as well for slightly more. For more information or to reserve via phone, please call 250 453-9100. Infinitus is a string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. With programs that feature polished Classical works and original Jazz, Latin and Hip-Hop arrangements/ compositions, audiences can expect a fun and interactive concert experience! It’s amazing the musical concoctions these three award-winning musicians can cook up with just a violin, viola, cello and some vocalizations. In the Fall of 2008, Infinitus was formed, as a dynamic trio, with John “Adidam” Littlejohn on Violin, and twins Alex and Anthony Cheung on Cello and Viola, respectively. The members hold degrees from the University of Michigan and the Peabody Conservatory and have won numerous awards at the local, national, and international level. When deciding on the name of the group, Anthony sat down with a Latin dictionary. After a 3-hour search, he settled on the name “Infinitus” – (pronounced in-FIN-uh-tus) the Latin root for the word “Infinity”. This name now personifies the group, as they strive to remove all musical and technical bar-
CREATIVE CURRENT Nadine Davenport creativecurrent@ telus.net riers often associated with stringed instruments. The group has been broadcast on OMNI/CityTV, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and National Public Radio (NPR), and are co-directors of the Vancouver Chamber Players. They are on faculty at the Saint James Music Academy, the Thrive City String Academy, the Thrive City String Boot Camp, and the Vancouver Academy of Music. Infinitus is dedicated to quality outreach and often performs for schools, nursing homes, hospitals, Native reserves, fundraisers, and correctional facilities. Since 2006, they have performed over 500 outreach concerts throughout North America. Infinitus will also be performing in Lillooet on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 pm, presented by the good folks at Lillooet Music. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Created by Design and KC Health in Lillooet. For more information call, 250 2560614.
Here’s where it gets confusing... there are four mortal lovers: Hermia, Helena, Demetrius, and Lysander. You see Hermia loves Lysander. Lysander loves Hermia. Helena love Demetrius. Demetrius loves Hermia. Hermia is betrothed to Demetrius by the will of her father, and will be punished by death or life in a convent if she refuses. So, she and Lysander decide to elope. Upon hearing the news, Helena decides to inform Demetrius of their departure in an attempt to win his love. She follows him into the woods and despite his urging, will not leave him alone. Oberon sees this behavior and commands Puck to use a magical flower called ‘love-in See CREATIVE on p. 6
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The sets are done! WRAP would like to thank Royden Josephson, Jo Petty, Jim Duncan, Barb Davidge and Jim Noseworthy for getting the sets up and running and beautifully painted. An additional “shout out” to our local fire department for allowing us to paint the sets in their hall - not many places in town that have 10-foot ceilings. Our local actors are totally off book (that means no script.. in layman’s terms) and taking direction beautifully from director Mavourneen VarcoeRyan. The play, A Midsummer Nights Midterm, is set in three worlds: The teenage students telling us the story through their homework assignment in current time, that of the mortals and that of the immortals (Theseus and Hippolita ruling the former and Oberon and Titania ruling the latter). The conflict begins when Puck, Oberon’s fairy assistant of sorts, mistakes his master’s orders.
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Thompson View Lodge hosts art show and tea Art has come alive at the Thompson View Lodge. The residents, with the assistance of local artist, Royden Josephson, have been either learning to paint or honing their skills, and they were very proud to display their work on Oct. 26. The “Meet the Masters” Tea held in the dining room of the Thompson View Lodge was very well attended and had visitors admiring the paintings and talking to the proud artists. A big thank you to the Lodge employees who prepared wonderful baked treats which were served with tea and coffee to all. We also wish to thank the Lodge tenants who participated in the 2012 Tenant Experience Survey which provides management and board directors with a resident evaluation of programs that are in place at the Lodge. Submitted
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idleness’ to anoint Demetrius’ eyes so that he will return Helena’s love upon waking and seeing her. Unfortunately, Puck confuses the lovers, and anoints Lysander’s eyes, who wakes and sees Helena. Lysander abandons Hermia in the woods to pursue Hel-
ena. Meanwhile, Titania and Oberon (the fairy rulers) are fighting over the possession of a changeling boy. Oberon uses the aforementioned flower to make Titania fall in love with a donkey. When she does so, he takes the boy from her and eventually releases her from the spell. Upon realizing Puck’s mistake, Oberon orders Puck
to set things right. He does so....and the play ends in a three-way wedding: Theseus to Hippolita, Hermia to Lysander, and Helena to Demetrius. Totally confused? You may think that the Shakespeare dialogue might be a stretch for some audiences, but hark! fear not, as the story has a built in ‘Coles Notes’ factor with a clear and often hilarious lines brought to us by the teenage students who are also on Community stage, helping us, the audience Resources Society understand the drama as it unfolds. The production of Midsummer Nights MidHamper Deli very term runs Nov. NEEDED: Date 15-17 with D e c. 15, 2012 • Food and cash donations three evening • Non-perishable foods ONLY performances • VOLUNTEERS at Ashcroft Community Hall for beginning at 7 sorting Dec. 12, 13 & 14 (9 am to 12) and for pm and a matidelivery on Dec. 15 nee on the Saturday at 2 pm FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED BY
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Christmas Hamper Drive
DECEMBER 14, 2012 AT NOON
APPLY ONLY AT: South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Office, 601 Bancroft St., Ashcroft. Cut-off date for applications: Dec. 7 at 4:00 p.m. To apply for a hamper you must attend IN PERSON. Photo ID and proof of residency is required for each member of your family. Mailing address for cash donations: Community Resources Society, Hamper Fund, Box 1137, Ashcroft B.C., V0K 1A0.
If you can help in any way, please call
at the Ashcroft Community Hall. Entrance is pay-whatyou-can. A big thank you to Literacy Now for their contribution to the production. If you would like to be involved backstage send us an email to windingriversarts@ gmail.com or phone 250 453-9100.
Book Release for GeoTourism Field Guide
The moment has finally arrived! On behalf of Gold Country, you are all invited to attend the book release of the Gold Country GeoTourism Field Guide Volume II on Nov. 17 at 10 am, downstairs in the Cache Creek Community Hall. They will be holding a geocaching event where cachers can come to mingle and discuss their latest experiences caching in Gold Country. Come and meet the writers of the stories, artists and photographers, funders and installers! The video of The First to Find at The Ovens site will be shown and there will be refreshments served and prizes to be won.
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Everyone benefits from strength-training Without strength training in your daily routine, your muscle mass will continue to decline. An inactive person loses half a pound of muscle every year after age 20. After age 60, that rate of loss doubles. With regular strength training those muscles can stay tough, and muscles can be rebuilt. Iâ€™m not talking about looking like Arnold Schwarzeneggerâ€™s training partner - just using different exercises to build muscle mass. This can be attained in different ways: with weights, resistance bands and/or your own body weight. There are many options out there. Finding the one that works best for you will be the fun part. Some of the many benefits of strength training include: 1. It builds muscle, making you look and feel better; 2. It burns fat by increasing your metabolism; 3. It increases your endurance, bone density and strengthens your joints; 4. It lessens your chances of being injured; 5. It will improve your mood, allowing you to handle stress better; and 6. It will help you sleep better. I typically get into a fairly intense strength training regime during the off season to build muscle mass that I will lose while biking and running in the race season. These strength training sessions will make my muscles stronger so I can stay injury free. I normally combine weights with squats for my legs and back, and building stronger shoulders and chest. Jump squats and pylo-
cles, they must work harder than they normally Wayne Little do with miner1098 firstname.lastname@example.org ance. So, for example, lift a dumbell metrics are great for build10 times for 10 repetitions, ing the smaller stabilizer and do this three times for muscles to get that explothree sets with a 60-second sive power. Planks are great rest between each before for keeping your core tight. moving to the next exercise. Finally, using the resistance Increasing the repetitions bands with high reps are with a lighter weight will algreat to finish off. low you to gain more lean Your routine can include muscle mass. Fewer repetibody weight exercises such tions with more weight will pushups, crunches, dips, pull cause you to gain the bulky ups and lunges. Crossfit-type muscle mass. group workouts are very As you become more popular. Resistance bands used to the workout, your and TRX-type training work muscles wonâ€™t be working well for many people. Free as hard anymore. Therefore, weights have been the workyou will need to either inout of choice for decades for crease the weight or increase a good reason - with discithe repetitions. pline, you can have a great How often should you workout. strength train? I would recMake sure you work difommend about half an hour ferent parts of the body on per day two or three times a alternating days. For exweek when starting out. ample you would do leg Some people respond exercises on Monday, then arms on Tuesday. This will give that body part some time to heal and get stronger. You donâ€™t get stronger when youâ€™re working out - you get stronger once your muscles repair themselves. In order to build and strengthen mus-
well to getting up early to start their day with a workout, while others like to finish their day off with a workout. Thatâ€™s up to you to decide. Slight soreness is very common while the muscles repair themselves, but if you feel pain, Iâ€™d recommend that you stop and find out what youâ€™ve done wrong. Prior to any strength training exercises, make sure you warm up by doing a few minutes of light jogging, jumping rope, or jumping jacks. Stretching after your workout will also help with the tightness and soreness you will feel in your muscles as well. Make sure you stay hydrated during your workout with water or a sports drink, and immediately after the workout, a protein shake will help feed those muscles that are craving fuel. Staying disciplined and motivated to continue with your workouts will be hard, but the end results will have you looking and feeling great.
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Ashcroft Fire Chief Brian Henderson (above) with Riley King (top) and Austin Rampone.
Fire safety stressed to Ashcroft students Riley King and Austin Rampone were the lucky students chosen as Ashcroft Fire Chiefs for the day last week. Chief Brian Henderson and Lt. Meghan Henderson spoke to the primary students about Fire Safety as part of Fire Prevention Week. The children were shown
videos and engaged in discussions about safety and the importance of not playing with fire. They were instructed about the importance of having smoke alarms in the home, and how their families should make a plan to have two ways out of every room in the home.
Riley and Austin were each presented with a Honorary Fire Chief for a day certificate, and a smoke alarm for their rooms. After a tour of the fire hall, they each received an Ashcroft Fire Rescue cap. At the end of the day both were driven home in the fire engine.
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Think before you type
Years ago, when I first started writing “On a Brighter Note,” a fellow columnist and I were discussing some of the hateful emails he received from people who didn’t like what he wrote. At the time, I couldn’t imagine getting some of the malicious attacks he did and I told him I was glad I wouldn’t have to deal with that since I was writing a positive slice-of-life column and not the kind of controversial articles he penned. He laughed and said it didn’t matter. “You put yourself out there and some people are going to spew hatred your way,” he said. “I don’t care if you’re writing about sunshine and moonbeams, there are freaks who will hate
ON A BRIGHTER NOTE LORI WELBOURNE loriwelbourne.com you because you’re too damn happy.” Honestly, I thought he was wrong. He was a cynical, edgy journalist who fearlessly stoked the fires over hot topics and did so knowing the responses he’d receive. And while I loved his topics and writing style, my approach was the polar opposite. No one would be taking time out to object to anything I had to share. Turns out I was the
one who was wrong. Initially I was astonished by some of the venomous emails that were anonymously sent to me. I wasn’t used to attracting such hostility. But John was right, you put yourself out there and you’re going to get some of that no matter what. I had to decide to accept that fact and learn not to let it upset me, or stop doing what I was doing altogether.
considered a criminal offense. Within minutes a woman posted her own video under mine with the message that we shouldn’t be bullying the bullies because that only feeds into the problem and doesn’t prevent it. I have to respectfully disagree. People should be held responsible for spewing hatred over the internet in the same way they would be held responsible for doing so in person. I am not sure how to actually enforce this idea, but in a
As a woman in my forties who was able to grow a thick skin rather quickly, the decision was easy. But how can we expect a kid who isn’t even making a choice to put themselves out there have that same reaction to cyberbullies? Especially when the attacks are so much worse? Amanda Todd was a beautiful 15-yearold girl from Port Coquitlam, BC who recently committed suicide due to the relentless and horrific cyberbullying she was subjected to for years. Last week I posted a comment on Facebook that stated I hoped the police would be successful in tracking down her cyberbullies and that their acts would one day be
and think for a second before hitting that send button. It’s very likely that these bullies are deeply troubled and may have been a victim of bullying themselves, but it’s important to remember the power of words and their ability to torment and destroy. To the cyberbullies: If you can’t stand by your words by attaching your own name, you aren’t just being a bully, but a pathetic coward as well. To the victims: Don’t let your tormentors win. Expose their attacks and stay strong – you have way more supporters than you can imagine.
perfect world, it would happen. The internet has been a gift to us in so many ways it’s remarkable. But it has also had an extremely negative impact on humanity and it has taken bullying to a frightening new level. The ability to anonymously comment in a vicious or harmful way has given people free license to say whatever horrendous thing they want without consequence. It has sparked a dangerous trend of insensitivity and I wish the people who were doing it would stop
More columns, blogs, cartoons and videos can be found at LoriWelbourne.com
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Bonaparte future at risk as new Bill C-45 removes protection I could always tell when it was 9 am because all of a sudden it was so quiet in the house; all the little sounds of small electronic devices stopped and there was silence. It was wonderful, as silence is something rarely experienced these days - even here in the country as we get more and more little electronic helpers and appliances that plug in. Fortunately none of the neighbours felt the need to start up a generator. I Highway crews scale the rock faces along Loon dug out the old Lake Road to carry out scaling. model phone that Photo by Ann Janssens will ring even when the power What silence sounds like Some weeks ago now those is off so I still felt connected to residents of Loon Lake living the outside if there was a need above the canyon experienced for it. several days when the electricity was shut off at 9 am to allow Rocks carefully removed The scaling work was a big improvements on the line and to permit Ministry of Transport task. One large column of rock workers to carry out the prom- overhanging the road in the canised scaling of rock cliffs above yon has been removed as a result of a lot of careful work with the road through the canyon. Without looking at a clock workers hanging from wires up
The course ran for a week and it was a real treat, partly beBarbara Hendricks cause the course was offered here at Loon Lake and above the road. because Roz is such a good inGone are the days of plastructor. By the end of the weeks cing some sticks of dynamite work I had made a dish that in a rock and then seeing what looks quite attractive. The seshapped when the big bang is sions were sufficient to give an over and the dust settles. I reinitial understanding to the charmember that approach from the acteristics of the glass materials 50’s and hearing the boom and we were working with and for watching the dust. In 1932 when the road was the process of glass fusion. Roz will be offering more first built through the canyon courses next Spring and Sumby Karl and Otto Wohlleben mer here at Loon Lake so watch and their sons, they could hardfor announcements, ly afford dynamite and much of October 20 brought Loon the rock was broken using hand Lake Road our first significant methods and helped by horse snowfall and the snow looked power. Understandably only the very attractive on the yellow rock that blocked passage for leaves of the trees. This is quite a team of horses and a wagon late for seeing snow on the hills were removed at that time. as we have enjoyed an extremeThe work this year was carely warm and sunny autumn up to fully done and makes for a much now. safer section of road through the I still have late vegetables to canyon. There will still be rocks collect from the garden which is on the road there as the sheep do now showing the effects of low continue to visit the area. light and short days.
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This month I had the pleasure of participating in an introductory course in fusion glass making with Roz Stanton here at Loon Lake. Roz is an international known artist and her work with glass and metals is widely admired.
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River’s future at risk
The attractive natural qualities of Loon Lake Road and the Bonaparte River valley could be negatively affected in the future
with the proposed changes at the federal government level where the Navigable Waters Protection Act is being replaced with a Navigation Protection Act in Bill C-45. This new act will protect only 150 rivers and lakes across Canada (100 in Ontario, 24 in BC). All bodies of water NOT listed, including our Loon Lake and the Bonaparte River, will no longer be protected and could be subject to all sorts of intrusions including crossing by pipelines, power lines, mining activity and other environmentally destructive activities without any consultation with the public or any review process and ignoring traditional uses. The scenic and natural values that we cherish at Loon Lake Road as well as use of water for agricultural purposes could be threatened. Will this valley still be a desirable place to live in the years to come when legislative tools to protect our natural water are removed?
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Just a reminder that the Loon Lake Road transfer station switches to winter hours on Nov 1 with open days on Sunday and Wednesday from 9 am to 5 pm, until March.
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Craft sales offer unique gifts from Clinton Clinton Fall Craft Sale
The people who took advantage of the fourth annual Clinton Fall Craft Sale were not disappointed. They were able to find unique gift items for all ages. Although the number of visitors to the sale was down this year, most vendors were happy with how the day turned out. Personally, I was able to get a good start on my Christmas shopping, especially for family members in Ontario. They will be getting items from my neck of the woods. It is much more
personal than going out and buying something in a big box store. They can get those things anywhere.
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Ways to put a shine on your resume and make it stand out The Basics: Formatting
Like any good brand, your resume needs to be eye-catching and effective. Choose a professional font, such as Arial or Times New Roman, and ensure the font size is legible, generally 10-12 point, except for your name and headings which can be larger and bolded. Most hiring managers prefer bullet points rather than paragraphs, although ensure you keep your sections lined up and consistent throughout the document. Be cognizant of the length - 1-2 pages for less experienced and non management roles and three pages for senior-level applications. Also, proof read, proof read, proof read. Surveys have shown that as many as three out of four hiring managers will discard a resume with as few as two typos.
Reverse chronological or functional?
Most hiring managers prefer a reverse chronological format listing the most recent job first with previous jobs following. This gives them a more fluid account of your career progression and typically highlights the most pertinent skills in greatest detail. This may not be the right format, however, if you have any breaks or gaps in employment or if you
have a fragmented background with many jobs, professions or industries worked in a short time period. In this case, a functional resume - summarizing key areas of experience - may be a better solution. Another option, however, is using a reverse chronological resume and closing the gaps or fragments in employment. For instance, if you did temporary work or education between permanent roles, list this information. Likewise, if you performed the same job function with several companies in a short time period, group this information together. For instance: Administrative Assistant, Company A, Company B, Company C 2007-2009.
How much is enough?
When looking at levels of experience, how much should be included on a resume? For older job seekers who fear age discrimination, you don’t need to include your full career summary. While situations differ based on the number of jobs held, think of including either the last 3-4 jobs or 15 years of experience, whichever is less. For those lacking experience, it is acceptable to include voluntary, unpaid or relevant educational involvement on your re-
sume. If you were a committee member of a student club or volunteered for a non-profit organization, extract those duties and indicate why that experience is relevant in your career progression.
What’s too personal?
As marketing techniques vary by country and culture, so do resumes. What may be expected in some countries is not required in North America, generally because it can lead to discrimination. You do not need to reference your marital status, age, children, ethnicity or religion. Also, don’t include a photo. While you may be trying to convey your level of professionalism, instead include a link to your Linkedin page or similar where you can include a professional headshot which, through this medium, is an acceptable and even expected practice.
List accomplishments, not just duties
Companies are looking to make an investment in employees, in fact, aside from real estate, labour is the highest cost to a company. You therefore need to prove your return on investment. Instead of simply listing your performed duties, try using
CAR statements that outline the Challenge, your Actions, and the Result. Most hiring managers know what the basic duties include for most roles. To stand out, you need to demonstrate that you are a valuable employee who goes above and beyond.
Use keywords to get noticed
Many companies, particularly those that are large or are household names receive hundreds, if not thousands of resumes, and therefore use a recruitment program to sort applications. They do so by scanning your resume for keywords that match the requirements for the role. Review a few job postings that interest you and pay attention to certain keywords that stand out. Ensure you include these throughout your resume and cover letter, keeping in mind that they should appear at least three times, preferably near the top.
Reduced, improved, accelerated, launched, identified, eliminated and managed -- these are all power words that may be included in your resume. By starting each bullet point with one of these action words, your CAR statements will have more im-
pact and you will demonstrate to employers that your actions produced results.
What are your priorities?
You’ve identified your CAR statements and used power words to describe them, the next step is ensuring that you are referencing those points that are priorities in your desired job. Similar to including key words, ensure that those duties that are most closely related to the job you are applying for are at the top of your experience for each job function. This will make it easier for hiring managers to match you to the role.
Target specific opportunities
Just as it is important to customize your cover letter, you’ll have a leg up if you also do so for your resume. While this requires more time and attention to detail, you’ll increase your chances of being noticed by hiring managers. Review the job posting and ensure you list the keywords, job priorities and CAR statements that are most pertinent to the role. Consider including a specific career objective or goal that directly relates to the job and if desired, include the company name in the statement.
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able financial investment made by property owners, can scarcely fit that epithet. Why was this section of the village considered less desirable than others in years past? Well, nearness to the rodeo grounds, and the multi family dwelling probably had something to do with the label. The point is, why are some areas of the Village not considered valuable enough to enforce bylaws that deal John Pierro, a member of the Bonaparte Indian Band, talks about his relatives who specifically with Unsightly Premises? served in World War II, including his father John Jules. Pierro was one of many Our area villages have been em- speakers at the Heritage Committee’s presentation last weekend, organized by barked on projects that are meant Kathy Paulos (seated) and Helen Kormendy. to enhance and attract. Communities in Bloom for example. But we all know that The Royal Canadian Legion #113 Sage & Sand Pony Club there are areas of our 301 Brink St., Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0 District Commissioner: Marcie Down villages that have lots Phone: 250-453-2423 Fax # 250-453-9625 email@example.com with mud filled holes, roads without walkSouth Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society Ashcroft-Cache Creek Rotary Club 601 Bancroft St. Box 603, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0 ways. All the evidence Contact Person: Denise Fiddick Phone 250-453-9547 250-453-9656 of neglect to which tourists must be all too Desert Spokes Cycle Society Ashcroft and District Fall Fair Phone 250-457-9348 aware of. What is the Contact Person: Janna 250-457-6614 Contact Person: Jessica 250-453-2352 good to have some of the main avenue areas Ashcroft Curling Club Phone 250-453-2341 Soups On flanked with flowers St. Alban’s Anglican Church Hall, 501 Brink Street and trees, when just Tel: 250-453-9909 or 250-453-2053 - All Welcome Ashcroft & District Rodeo Association beyond, a few feet Phone: 250-457-9390 Ducks Unlimited Canada away, lies a quagmire Ashcroft/Cache Creek Volunteer Chapter which no self respectAshcroft Volunteer Fire Department Phone 250-374-8307 Phone 250-453-2233 ing person would enAshcroft and Masonic Lodge ter? Zarthan Lodge No#105 Cache Creek Volunteer Fire Department Tingley Street is Contact Person: Fred Dewick Phone 250-453-2415 Phone 250-457-9967 named after one of our most distinguished piAshcroft & District Tennis Association South Cariboo Sportsmen Assc. #3366 oneers. Steve TingContact Person: Maria Russell Martin Attn: Marian Pitt, Box 341, Ashcroft BC V0K 1A0 Phone 250-453-9391 ley, of BX fame, who bought the Hat Creek Soccer Association Ashcroft & District Lions Club Ranch stopping house Contact: Sandi Harry Phone 250-457-9366 Contact Person: Lion Vivian Phone 250-453-9077 and improved its interior with wall paper Minor Hockey Association Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors Assc.
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Notice Is Hereby Given That under section 86 (Alternative Approval Process) of the Community Charter and section 20 of the Local Government Act, the Council of the Village of Cache Creek intends to petition the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development requesting the extension of the area of the municipality to include the following described lands:
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Re: The estate of ELVA OGDEN, ELVA M. OGDEN, ELVA MARIE OGDEN, Deceased, August 11, 2012. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Elva Ogden are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, Carol Meda, Box 70, Willow River, B.C. V0J 3C0 on or before December 13, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.
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Smart meter installation nearly finished Black Press BC Hydro is getting close to the end of its installation of 1.7 million wireless electricity meters, but the “smart grid” won’t be functional until next spring. Until then, meters will still be read manually or consumption estimated for billing purposes. And for one more winter storm season, people will still have to call BC Hydro to report a power outage, before the grid begins automatic metering and reporting of electrical failures. Cindy Verschoor, BC Hydro’s com-
munications manager for the smart meter program, said some of the old meters remain in locations around the province, either because they are inaccessible or because owners have refused new ones. Manual meter readings will be checked against automatic readings during the testing phase, to verify accuracy. Verschoor said there have been six meters replaced due to inaccurate readings or other defects, but generally the new meters are more accurate. “All of our meters have to be cer-
tified by Measurement Canada, which is a consumer protection agency, just like the pump at the gas station and the scale at the grocery store,” she said. While BC Hydro owns the meter, the base and connections are part of the owner’s electrical system and can be placed anywhere. Verschoor said very few customers have opted to have the meter located away from their home. Those who refuse for whatever reason have their installation placed “on hold” while their concerns are addressed by BC Hydro.
Inukshuk Trail washouts repaired
Inukshuk Trail, which transverses the base of the hills above the Mesa Vista subdivision, is a picturesque and well-used trail by locals. Whether using it for their regular morning walk or for part of a longer hike, the trail offers beautiful scenery, rolling inclines and over 320 inukshuks. Ranging from small piles to large towering ones, the inukshuks all have a personality of their own depending on who built them. Three areas on the trail were a little difficult to walk as they passed through small gulley washes. Thank you to a generous donation of treated wood from Andy, Steve and Willow at Ashcroft Irly Bird, small foot bridges were made and installed making the trail more userfriendly. If you haven’t experienced some of our local trails you should put it on your “to do” list, as there are some truly lovely hikes around our Village. The clean air and excellent scenery are well worth it. Andrea Walker
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