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Following the Remembrance Day ceremonies at 100 Mile Community Hall on Nov. 11, a Government of Canada wreath was laid at the base of the Cenotaph by Afghanistan Veteran Bradley Hartwell. From the left, Canadian Rangers Ranger Ian Sampson, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #260 - 100 Mile House past president Bev Torrance, Legion president Gord Martin, Hartwell, Lynda Krupp who represented Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod and the Canadian government, and Ranger Cherie Nickel participated in the wreath-laying ceremony.

Local government auditor chosen Chamber of Commerce comments irk Mayor Campsall

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Premier Christy Clark has appointed Basia Ruta as British Columbia’s first Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG). The British Columbia Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) welcomed the announcement. BCCC president and CEO John Winter says it is evidence the provincial government has “clearly listened to the needs of businesses.” Winter adds local government was not previously independently audited, as other levels are, and “the AGLG will provide much needed transparency and accountability at the local level to protect the taxpayer.” 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall says he doesn’t have any

comments on Ruta’s selection, but ency, in reality, local governments he does take exception to Winter’s are probably the most transparent remarks. government out there.... We get Campsall explains the crux of his audited by the provincial governcomments isn’t true, and it gets his ment; we get audited by the federal “blood curdled” to see them circu- government, and every time we get lated around the province. a grant they come and audit every“It’s very disturbing when thing we do.” you see the president & CEO South Cariboo Chamber of BCCC making a false of Commerce president Tom statement that ‘local govBachynski says “auditor is ernment is the only level of such an evil title” but they government that isn’t subreally do help. ject to independent audit’. “If processes and policies I guess that’s what causes are being ignored or wrongTOM rifts between chambers of fully altered, the auditor can BACHYNSKI commerce and local governcorrect such things. ments.” “I’m sure it will be a level The district has an independent of discomfort for all municipalities audit done every year, he notes. to go through the process, but they “I guess [Winter] doesn’t under- will come out the other side more stand what a performance audit is. competent and ready to face other “When they talk about transpar- challenges with proper action.”

Bachynski adds he has no concerns about his community’s local government, noting it will be audited along with all other municipalities. “So long as they stay positive, I’m sure they will come away better informed and equipped to handle today’s challenges.” Ruta, a chartered accountant, has extensive experience working in the federal Office of the Auditor General, with more than 30 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors. She is reported to have valuable knowledge of local and regional governance gained through conducting audits of local government, hospital and community organizations. Winter notes the concept for the AGLG in British Columbia was developed by the BCCC in a policy paper.


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Chopper manoeuvres bridges into park Bridge Creek waterfalls trail gets hovering help from above

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A chopper from Sarvair Helicopters hovered expertly over Bridge Creek as it manoeuvred one of the two new bridges into position in Centennial Park on Nov. 7. The 40- and 50-foot long aluminum bridges weigh about 1,500 and 1,900 pounds respectively.

MLA travel expenses disclosed Opposition’s out of line

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Travel expenses for the province’s MLAs were recently disclosed for the first time. The move came after a scorching report by the auditor general in July, which stated the legislature’s financial books were in shambles. They reveal British Columbia’s 85 MLAs spent $1.5 million in travelling costs during the first six months of this fiscal year, from April 1 to Sept. 30. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett expensed $27,732 travelling around the constituency and the province in her duties.

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“It went exceptionally well. Free Press They fit perfectly, and they Two shiny, brand new bridg- look fantastic.” es were positioned on the Noting the use of the heliwaterfalls trail in Centennial copter was dependent on good Park in a well-tuned, but dra- weather, he adds his crew was matic scene Nov. 7. given three hours notice by the A helicopter picked up the pilot and Sarvair Helicopters 40- and 50-foot bridges indi- owner Klint Sarver. However, vidually from the parking lot, the window of opportunand then flew them across the ity came close to Embree’s park’s forest before hovering estimated target of around over Bridge Creek to lower Halloween. them in place. “It’s a relief to get them in, With these bright, new and I’m really happy they are aluminum bridges hanging there.” below the chopper on a 150The Bree crew had several foot cable, it was quite a sight men on the ground, and two to behold. of them grabbed guy ropes at District of 100 Mile House each end of the bridges to help operations supervisor Kevin guide them into place, Embree Dicken says it went “far explains. smoother” than he’d He notes it all went expected. smoothly–and even “We were all quite with a bit of a splash. impressed with how “One of [his men] had quickly it happened, to run out into the midand how easily the dle of the creek to grab bridges went in. It was that rope because the 10 minutes, and it was bridge spun a little bit.” over.” Sarver says an Kevin DicKen The engineered important aspect to bridge design is robust and them was the bridge weights attractive, Dicken says, adding provided in advance were right he looks forward to project on target, which was confirmed completion. by the helicopter’s own scale. In the meantime, he cautions “It went really, really well, and the incomplete bridges are off everything went as expected.” limits to the public, and the He notes his son, trail remains closed with tem- Landon Sarver, remained in porary fencing in place, until radio contact with a “bird’s eye the project is complete and the view” of the bridge site from bridges made safe. his vantage point at the upper Bree Contracting Ltd. owner trail. Trevor Embree, who is handAdds Embree: “I couldn’t ask ling the project for the district, for it to go any better, and says the helicopter was a it’s due in large part to Klint “very quick and efficient and his team of guys. They are method” to move the bridg- very professional ... excellent to es, which weigh 862 kilograms work with.” (1,900 pound) and 680 kg Continued on A4 (1,500 lbs.).


“This year, I did extensive travel with the rural caucus and with the Special Committee for Timber Supply.” She notes reports show the Opposition NDP MLAs had more travel expenses than the B.C. Liberal MLAs. Of the rural NDP MLAs, Robin Austin (Skeena) churned through $53,606, the highest of any MLA in B.C.; Norm MacDonald (Columbia River-Revelstoke) chalked up $45,332; and Harry Lali (Fraser-Nicola) submitted $32,829 for travel expenses. “I look at MacDonald and I look at Lali – I mean they’re not in the government. Norm MacDonald

lives in Victoria now, I think, but goes back and forth to his riding. “But, look at their expenses.” NDP West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons went through $30,841, but Barnett concedes Simon can likely justify his expenses, as he has a “long trip” to cover in West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast, and must travel by plane. Meanwhile, rural government Liberal MLAs Eric Foster (Vernon-Monashee) submitted $31,243; John Slater (Boundary-Similkameen) totalled $20,123, but with a shorter commute Continued on A4

Application deadlines have changed for Canadian Heritage’s Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program grants of up to $200,000. For recurring community festivals, deadlines are Jan. 30 (for festivals between Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2013); April 30 (for Jan. 1-June 30, 2014); and Sept. 30 (for July 1-Aug. 31, 2014). For non-recurring community anniversary events, grants of up to $200,000 have a deadline of Jan. 30, 2013 for events anytime in 2014.

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Barnett’s expenses well justified From A3

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Crews from Bree Contracting Ltd. jockeyed a new bridge into place as it was lowered by helicopter over Bridge Creek in Centennial Park on Nov. 7. Two brightly painted timbers helped the chopper find its mark more easily in the tight squeeze between the trees.

Trails will open soon From A3

Over the next week or so, Embree notes the trimmings will be installed, such as sleek cedar railings. The br idges came from a New Westminster company,

he says, adding the companies in British Columbia that can do the specialized decking were “far, far too busy.” Therefore, the decking is on order from Detroit. It’s delivery date hasn’t been confirmed, but Embree says

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it will be a strong, aluminum grate that allows water and dirt to slip through. “All the trail work and all the drainage work is 100 per cent complete. We’re just about done, and in a few weeks, the trails should be open.”

to the capital; and Pat Pimm (Peace River North) went through $37,179 in his travelling from the farthest reaches of the province. Cariboo North Independent MLA Bob Simpson submitted $25,511 in travel expenses, but had no speaker-approved travel costs. Like other MLAs, Barnett’s capital city allowance was $6,000 for accommodation and a $1,554 per diem. Her in-constituency travel costs were $5,790, general travel $9,098 and a per diem $699, accompanying person travel for five trips was $4,389, and speaker approved travel, $201. Barnett notes that because of her position in the legislature, she gets called to meetings in other ridings, as well as travelling back-andforth to sit on various committees in Victoria. When the legislature is in session, she goes to Victoria and back each week for many months, at a cost of more than $500 oneway from Williams Lake. “Your expenses mount up very quickly; it doesn’t take long.” This is in addition to meeting with her constituents and attending meetings across her large riding, she notes,

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including going to Williams Lake two to four days each week. “I drove in my vehicle for miles and miles and miles. One week, I drove back-and-forth to Williams Lake seven times.” She also makes frequent day trips to Alexis Creek and Big Creek, and longer visits to her constituents in Anahim Lake, where she stays for a few days. Barnett likes the accountability, she says, adding the “accompanying person” accounts for trips where her staff members go along, but drive with her. “I have no problem justifying my travel.” The Open Government website at www. o p e n i n f o. g o v. b c . c a includes some cabinet ministers’ expenses, with the balance of those, and the MLA expenses, posted at mla/remuneration/trav el_expenses.htm.

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Required chlorination deemed unnecessary, overly stringent

Carole Rooney Free Press

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) board has asked the province for clarification of its chlorination requirements for drinking water. CRD chair Al Richmond says the reason behind the request is there are no standards for treating its community wells, but the Interior Health Authority (IHA) is insisting it be done. “The province of British Columbia does not have any objec-

tives for treatments of ground water. They don’t exist.” The document the IHA uses for managing drinking water requirements is a 2006 version, he adds. Trustees have written Health Minister Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid for this clarification, and Richmond says once they receive her reply, the board will tell the minister it doesn’t want to add chlorine to its wells with no standards to reference. “We don’t believe we should be putting chlorine in people’s water unless there is a dem-

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onstrated need of a problem to be treated.” Test samples are performed on CRD water supplies monthly, he explains, and then a complete spectrum analysis of the water is done annually, Richmond notes. The Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines are followed by the CRD for water quality health and concerns, but he notes those Health Canada guidelines include no mandate for chlorine treatment of all water. “[The CRD] will treat when we have an issue, but we won’t treat on an

ongoing basis. If we had “entirely different” a persistent issue show- when it comes to treating up, then we would ment needs, Richmond probably look at consis- adds, as contaminants tent chlorination.” can be much more easThere are exceptions ily introduced than they where certain water are in ground water. systems in “ O u r Why would the regionwells are we treat al district not directly water that have been connected, doesn’t have and we know proven to a problem? need chlothat they rination, he are consid– Al Richmond explains. ered to be As a convery low dition of risk because grant funding, three there is natural filtrawater systems are cur- tion and it takes a long rently chlorinated at time for water to work Alexis Creek, Canim its way through. Lake and Horse Lake. “Other than [IHA] Surface water is thinking we should be putting chlorine in people’s water, we don’t have a water system that needs chlorine. “Why would we treat

water that doesn’t have a problem?” The IHA function responsible seems to “default to the most stringent rule,” but that isn’t consistent or based on evidence, he adds. “You’ll see a big sign posted in a public washroom at a highway rest stop saying: ‘this is not potable water and not recommended for drinking’ – no control, no treatment, yet it’s a provincial well. “How does that work? You’ve got people that don’t even read English going into public places [maintained] by the province. They probably shouldn’t be drinking that water, but there’s nobody testing it; nobody looking at it.”

The regional districts and municipalities will always inform its residents if there is a water advisory on, such as recommendations for boiling before use, Richmond notes. In the meantime, the board chair says the CRD isn’t chlorinating its wells that don’t need it, and so far, no authority has sent them letters indicating they must begin doing that. “I would doubt, in the absence of any legislation that states, ‘You must treat ground water,’ that they can do that. “I quite frankly think the health authority is playing on a very slippery edge on what it thinks we must do.”

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Job seekers are in luck when it comes to the commercial road transportation industry in British Columbia. Trucking companies throughout B.C. require professional drivers, mechanics, dispatchers and operations staff right now, which means job seekers with experience and/or training may find work within their preferred region. For those considering training prior to joining the workforce, demand for skilled workers in the industry is likely to grow – to 2020 and beyond. “There is a shortage of truck drivers everywhere,” says South Cariboo Truckers Association president Don Jefferson of 100 Mile House. “There aren’t too many young guys getting into it any more. Over the last two or three years a shortage of drivers has become very noticeable.” Jefferson adds companies are always looking for qualified drivers with a Class 1 driver’s licence and air endorsement. He notes there is a lot of opportunity for owner-operators. “There’s also lots of opportunity for work if you buy your

own truck. The industry has long-haul drivers for an lots of potential to offer good employer or work as ownerjobs.” operators. Drivers may haul Aside from worker short- consumer goods, fuel, logs, ages, economic growth in the heavy-duty equipment, liveAsia-Pacific Gateway is also stock – most of what we driving demand for workers in purchase or consume spent transportation. some time on the road with a Today’s trucking indus- commercial truck. try is an exciting place to be. If you already have expeEquipment in many compa- rience as a driver, mechanic nies is state of the art, meaning or operations worker, most increased comfort and ease companies advertise jobs on for drivers and opportutheir websites. Members nities for mechanics to of the BC Trucking E R WE LAIN E work with Association from across 100mile cally advanced systems, the province may post keeping both their skills jobs under Careers on and interest engaged., and Dispatch relies on sophis- the provincial and federal govticated tracking and routing ernments maintain job sites systems. Others on the opera- at WorkBC ( tions side also use information Jobs/) and Working in Canada technology of many kinds to ( deal with everything from - choose to Explore Careers by licences and permits, to cus- Occupation, then by Region). tomer services, accounting, If you would like to enter sales and marketing. the industry but need training, People joining the indus- there are also many avenues try have many career choices. to explore. Although there is Drivers, for example, may work not a standard training course close to home as pickup and for professional drivers, there delivery or short-haul drivers. are numerous private schools Those who like the idea of throughout B.C. that offer protravelling across Canada or grams. North America can become Ray Trenholm is a driv-

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er training instructor at Thompson Rivers University School of Trades & Technology in Kamloops. He’s involved in delivering a new provincial governmentfunded program, which takes under-skilled workers and provides all of the training necessary for them to become licensed and ready to work as a logging truck driver, and it’s free of charge. Forest industry companies partner with the program to provide the handson training in a real work environment. The program is nine weeks long and people are lining up to hire the graduates, he adds. “We’ve got a list of companies from Fort Nelson to the Kootenays that are looking for drivers. We’re even getting calls from Alberta and Saskatchewan. There are lots of drivers retiring now and we need to fill the gap.” For information on transportation trades in B.C., including mechanics and other technicians, visit transCDA ( For information on trucking careers in general, see www.

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Expectations high for new local government AG

Carole Rooney Free Press

The appointment of Basia Ruta as British Columbia’s inaugural Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG) was recently announced. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says she doesn’t know Ruta, but is pleased Premier Christy Clark chose someone who “has the credentials” for the job. “It’s time to move forward. Most of the communities have bought into it, and I think it’s time we saw some action.” Barnett notes there is much organizational work to be done to get the AGLG offices up and running, so naming the auditor general is a step in the right direction. Cariboo Regional District (CRD) chair Al Richmond says the board supports anything that brings more open and transparent government, and has maintained that position since the initial AGLG announcement. “We were one of the first to suggest to [then Community, Sport and Cultural Development

Minister Ida Chong], at the time that we’d welcome an auditor general to come to our region and look at how we do business. “I hope this is a positive step.”

Richmond adds he also hopes Ruta’s knowledge from working with the federal auditor general won’t prevent her from consulting with local officials. He notes it would be pru-

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dent for her to put a team of experts together to advise her and provide background on local government processes. He explains something that should be made clear to all Canadians is local governments make up only about eight per cent of their total tax bill. The CRD chair notes Ruta has extensive experience that includes conducting audits of local government, hospital and community organizations. “I’m really encouraged [by that], and I hope the auditor general expands her purview to look at the health authorities and the

hospitals. I think some of us would like to see some audits, perhaps, of the health authorities.” The regional district funnels money to two health authorities, Richmond explains, so it may want to pursue some answers about how that money gets utilized. “The Ministry of Health is audited. I’m not sure what type of audit the health authority folks are subject to, but I suspect the money provided to [them] is far greater than the eight per cent derived from local government. “Perhaps as a result of an audit, we may be able to raise some questions.”

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Tories drowning in a sea of troubles

The Cohen Commission Report, The Uncertain Future of Fraser River Sockeye, was recently tabled in the House of Commons. This report paints an incredibly dismal picture of the Conservative government’s handling not only of British Columbia’s iconic sockeye salmon, but all of Canada’s fisheries. On top of Justice Cohen’s 75 recommendations to improve the chances for sockeye survival, he also dedicates much of his report lamenting the recent decision by the Conservatives to gut the protection of fish habitat from the Fisheries Act in their 452-page spring omnibus budget bill. The Fisheries Act changes are made all the more serious considering how much of the Cohen Report is dedicated to the importance of improving rather than eliminating the protection of fish habitat in order to ensure

the survival of the sockeye. ship environmental research This government has not centre, which was run on an just eliminated federal pro- annual budget roughly equal tection of fish habitat, it has to that of one Tory cabinet also fired one-third of B.C.’s minister’s office. habitat protection staff, and It is a world renowned many more across Canada. one-of-a-kind research facilAccording to ity and will cost Cohen, some $50 million to of the most shut down. harmful environThese meamental effects on sures are clearly the sockeye are not about saving contaminants and taxpayers’ dollars. algal blooms. These measures Much of the are based purely Lawrence research in on an extreme MacAulay these areas was anti-science idedone by DFO’s ology. Contaminants Program I recently moved a motion (CP) and at the Experimental in the House of Commons Lakes Area (ELA) in north- Committee on Fisheries and western Ontario, yet these Oceans to study the Cohen programs have been axed by Report and bring Justice the Conservatives. Cohen forward as a witness. Eliminating the CP Unfortunately, the involved firing 75 DFO sci- Conservatives moved the entists, many of whom were meeting in secret, and my based at the Institute of motion is no longer on the Ocean Sciences in Victoria. agenda. The ELA is Canada’s flagAction must be taken and


nce again, it was standing room only for the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the 100 Mile Community Hall on Nov. 11. Once again, it was a wonderful service that moved along like a well-oiled machine. While there was a nip in the air and the number of marchers appeared to be down slightly, there was an extremely good representation of Veterans, Canadian Rangers, Cadets, RCMP members, fire departments, area service clubs and others who joined the parade. This year’s parade was led by piper Glen Esdale and his wailing bagpipes added something special in the crisp morning air. Once again, Ray Carlson was the Parade Marshall and he kept everyone in step as they marched down Birch Avenue to the appreciation of a small crowd lining the sidewalks. Once inside the hall, there was some time for old friends to greet each other, which, for some, was their once-a-year meeting. Those who had mustered at the Coach House Square for more than a half hour before the short march welcomed the warmth of the hall. One of the touching moments was the poem, entitled Message to Canada, that was read by Royal Canadian Legion Branch #260 - 100 Mile House past president Bev Torrance. The poem was written by 108 Mile resident Carl Gimse’s grandfather Capt. G.M. Downton, who served with the 3rd Canadian Pioneers Third Canadian Division, in 1916. The most emotional time came after bugler Brian Beattie played the “Last Post” and we stood in silence, while many silent prayers were said through quiet moving lips. Again this year, Padre John Marshall gave a stirring prayer and benediction made more meaningful by his raspy voice catching the attention of everyone in the hall. The saddest time was during the reading of The Fallen who have passed since last year’s Remembrance Day: Matilda E. Blakely, Charles P. Cue, Maurice Dalby, Alan E. Gear, James S. Jerome, Joe Katchmar, Harry C. Partridge, Jack C. Swift, Tom Tomlinson and George Welbourn. They, and those who have passed before them, are the reason we gather together on Remembrance Day. It is our opportunity to honour, remember and thank them for their sacrifices and our freedom and the democracy we enjoy today. Lest we forget.

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strong decisions must be made. The Conservatives can start by reversing their changes to the Fisheries Act and their devastating cuts to DFO, such as the Contaminants program and the ELA. They must hire, not fire, more DFO scientists and habitat protection staff. Furthermore, they must commit to begin implementing the recommendations found in Justice Cohen’s report. If these changes do not take place, the blindly ideological path this government has taken since it achieved majority status will prove disastrous for the sockeye, for fish habitat, for our environment, and all of Canada’s fisheries. Lawrence MacAulay is the Fisheries and Oceans critic for the Liberal Party of Canada.

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To the editor: I want to set the record straight regarding the Oct. 31 letter, headlined Barnett not getting the job done. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our government has worked with Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett to make investments in 100 Mile House to help residents and seniors. Our government announced $10 million in July 2011 to pro-

To the editor: I’m writing in response to the letter to the editor from John McCallum, headlined New TV season means more taxpayer-funded

o not ndly govsince statrous fish ironada’s

vide financial assistance of up to $200,000 a year for rural, fee-for-service physicians who commit to ensure reliable public access to emergency services is maintained at their local hospital. 100 Mile District General Hospital was included in this announcement. In 2010, a $7.2-million addition was opened at Fischer Place/ Mill Site Lodge with 14 new residential care beds as part of

a 29-bed expansion. Funding was shared by our government, Interior Health and the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District, with funds raised by local residents to purchase equipment, including specialized wheelchairs. Our government just announced $500,000 in additional funding for Age-friendly BC communities for 2013 to support seniors. This program offers local governments

grants of up to $20,000 to create environments for seniors to be active and healthy. I encourage local governments to apply to UBCM for a grant. As for Better at Home, this $15-million program is administered by the United Way of the Lower Mainland. The organization will use the funding provided by government to expand nonmedical home support services in up to 60 communities across the

government ads, in the Oct. 24 edition of the Free Press. As Mr. McCallum notes, our Conservative government advertises important programs.

From time-limited stimulus measures to tax credits and public health issues, we consider communicating with Canadians about the programs that

benefit them to be an important responsibility. Further, it is a little hypocritical for Mr. McCallum to single out our government’s

Other side of the story

They want your land. They will, if given it, destroy your land and contaminate the waterways that feed some of the largest salmon runs in the world. They do not even respectfully ask your permission. They barely speak to you. They just use greed and promises of jobs, not to mention the might of a major corporation to sway government to spend millions on not one, but two, environmental reviews in an attempt to get what they want - more millions for the mine. There is always another side to the story. I wanted you to hear it. Barbara May Hooper Forest Grove

advertising budget, since our expenses for 2010-11 were well below the $111 million spent under his former Liberal government. My colleague is right about one other

Ralph Sultan Minister of State for Seniors

thing in suggesting that people should contact me. Communicating with my constituents is an important part of my job as MP, and I would love to hear back about

our work to promote jobs and growth for Budget 2013. Cathy McLeod, MP KamloopsThompson-Cariboo

Local support appreciated To the editor: The Watch Lake Road Initiative expresses its appreciation to the Free Press readers and the Cariboo for their outstanding support for the safety issue with the lack of road lines. The Initiative did a test painting at 8 C, and although the pink was really pink and luminescent, it didn’t adhere. Unfortunately, the group put its faith in the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to do the right thing and extend the road lines from

their repaving and the Initiative will have to reschedule. The projected painting date is now May 4, 2013, which is a Saturday, if the ministry has not painted the road or provided a solid date for doing so. Thank you again for your support and encouragement. They will see you at the Santa Parade. Jonathan McCormick Initiative spokesperson Lone Butte

Salmon mystery far from solved

VICTORIA – Before the 1,200-page, $25-million Cohen Commission report on the Fraser River sockeye salmon fishery slips beneath the waves, allow me to dip my toe into the river of data that has flowed by in the past three years. If your information on this hugely complex subject consisted of skimming a few news stories or watching protesters on TV, you will likely conclude what urban people have been indoctrinated with for years. The whole issue is salmon farms and whether they are bad or catastrophic. “Freeze new salmon farms on sockeye migration route: Cohen,” stated the headline on a Black Press report. Those who read past the headline would learn that Justice Bruce Cohen recommended a freeze on further salmon farms around the Discovery Islands group near Campbell River until 2020. It’s up to the industry to show by that time that the risk is “minimal,” or farms there should be shut down. A British Columbia Salmon Farming


province over the next three years. The first 18 sites were announced in November. Residents can rest assured that government is committed to investing in communities and seniors throughout British Columbia, including 100 Mile House, and that Donna Barnett is very much getting the job done.

MP responds to government ads letter

Association spokesman said only nine of B.C.’s North Coast has never had salmon 70 provincial salmon farms are in that area. farms. The area has been subject to a moraThere are no current applications for more. torium since an NDP-controlled legislative Let’s say you decide to plunge in, and committee gave its verdict on the problem download the full report from www.cohen- in 2008. If you go to The popular villain was sea Volume 2, page 102, you will see lice. Skeena MLA Robin Austin a series of graphs that show sockchaired the committee that eye runs from rivers other than called for an end to open-pen the Fraser, from Washington all salmon farms in five years. Thenthe way up to Alaska. agriculture minister Pat Bell From Washington up to the approved one NDP recommenCentral Coast, the Skeena, Nass dation, a moratorium on salmon and up to Yukon’s Klukshu and farms in North Coast waters. Alaska’s Alsek, most runs show This was after the Pacific Tom a decline starting in the 1980s or Salmon Forum conducted its own Fletcher early 1990s. four-year study, led by former This includes runs down the fisheries minister John Fraser. west side of Vancouver Island, away from Similar to Cohen, Fraser concluded there salmon farms. Alaska doesn’t allow farms, is no simple answer to this complex probpreferring “ranching” – a strategy that lem, and they agreed that salmon farms floods the ocean habitat with millions of don’t explain it. Cohen’s report makes it hatchery fish, which are commercially clear the problem is far larger than could fished and marketed as “wild.” possibly be explained by salmon farms.


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Setting the record straight

To the editor: Imagine this: your family has had some land. can On this land, there are several exquisite lakes, their ponds, streams and ecologically crucial wetlands, eries rolling meadows and verdant forests. ating Your family harvests this land regularly, in all s the seasons, to provide for your extended family - some gram elders who can no longer support themselves. This land contains many sacred sites, which your family not uses to give thanks to the Creator, to initiate chilntists dren into adulthood and in which to spend time in ction awe of nature’s bounty. Your family has been on that they land for centuries. It contains your family’s ancient begin burial grounds. It is the land of the Tsilhqot’in. ecom- Now, imagine a mining company, worth millions. Justice

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How about logging impact? Cohen concludes after much testimony that stream protection has improved significantly during the time of observed sockeye decline. Poaching on the Fraser? Cohen didn’t get around to that. His biggest concern was climate change, warming sensitive river waters and affecting ocean conditions. During the Cohen commission hearings, the 2010 Fraser sockeye run came in gangbusters, with 35 million fish. One leading theory is that ash from an Alaska volcano fertilized the ocean, producing algae that supported more salmon feed. Finally, Tides Canada, a U.S. front group that diverts attention from United States salmon and oil tankers, spent $25,000 to publicize Cohen evidence. But only as it relates to B.C. salmon farms, and how bad they are. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com.


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the province Protesters question high gas prices MerrItt - Merritt residents pushed back against the city’s seemingly stagnant gas prices in protest along Gasoline Alley and at Nicola Avenue on thursday, Nov. 8. Protesters held signs telling drivers to fill up somewhere else, while advertising gas prices at Kamloops stations. At press time, Kamloops gas prices ranged between $1.09 and $1.19 per litre (according to while Merritt’s ranged from $1.259 to $1.319 per litre. Protester Patricia Davis, who drives to Kamloops for a course twice a week from September through December, said she makes her big gas purchases out of town. “I sat down and figured out all the numbers, and if I filled up here, it would cost me $124 more [over four months] than in Kamloops,” Davis said. Protesters said Merritt’s high gas prices are driving people to fill up out of town, which diverts business from more than just the city’s gas stations. “I can’t help but think that for how many people go to Kamloops to get gas, how many people do all their shopping there?” said protest organizer Michelle Quilliam, who fills three jerrycans every time she goes to Kamloops to avoid Merritt gas stations.

City to close two recycling depots

KAMLOOPS - Kamloops will lose two of its recycling depots in March of 2013 and look at adding even more curbside disposal options, as fewer residents choose to drive their cardboard and glass to drop-off points around the city. City council has agreed to close recycling depots on Mission Flats road and at the Valleyview Arena. David Duckworth, director of corporate services and community safety, said the amount of recycling coming to the depots has dropped by about 75 per cent since the city introduced curbside recycling and a similar program for multi-family housing. the depots used to receive 2,500 tonnes of recyclables a year. they are now getting about 600 tonnes — and staff are expecting that number to decline even further in the coming years.

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100 Mile House RCMP respond to B&E, driving problems

100 Mile RCMP responded to 53 complaints and calls for service during the past week.

B&Es solved Around 2 a.m. on Nov. 9, the owner of a cottage in the 6300 block of Marguerite Road at Deka Lake had come up from the Lower Mainland and discovered break-andenters to his cabin, a travel trailer and a neighbour’s property. He called police who responded from 100 Mile House. When the RCMP members

entered one of the cabins, two male subjects were located inside sleeping. Both were arrested without incident. In the subsequent investigation, property was recovered from a break-and-enter in Chilliwack and the two B&Es from Deka Lake. Based on his criminal history, one of the suspects, a 20-year-old man from the Lower Mainland was held in custody to appear before a Judge in Williams Lake. The other, a 22-yearold male resident of the Lower Mainland was

released on a promise to appear for court in 100 Mile House on Dec. 4.


report Speeding driver On Nov. 9, 100 Mile Traffic Services observed a vehicle travelling south on Highway 97 near the 93 Mile Loop Road. The vehicle appeared to be accelerating rapidly in adverse driving conditions and moving at greater speeds than the rest of the traffic

flow. It was clocked on radar at 42 km/h over the posted speed limit. When the driver from the 100 Mile House area was pulled over, it was discovered he was driving without insurance and contrary to the conditions of his class 7 driver’s licence. The vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days. The driver was charged with excessive speed, no insurance and driving contrary to licence conditions. In the ditch On Nov. 9, 100 Mile RCMP responded to a

single-vehicle collision on Easezee Drive in the 108 Mile Ranch. The driver of a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu lost control of her vehicle on Easezee Drive near Smith Road. The vehicle went backwards into the ditch and rolled onto its roof. She was treated at the scene by an ambulance crew as a precaution, but did not suffer any injuries. Road conditions and driver error are believed to be factors in this collision. No charges are being contemplated at this time.

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A large, commercial marijuana grow operation was busted in the Bridge Lake area on Nov. 8. North District media relations officer RCMP Const. Lesley Smith says the grow-op was located in an outbuilding on a property on Highway 24. Some 660 marijuana plants in various stages of growth were located and seized along with approximately 17 pounds of dried marijuana, and growing equipment. A large diesel generator, an all-terrain vehicle and a pickup truck were also seized as offence-related property. The drug cultivation setup was discovered when a search warrant was executed by members from the North District Integrated Marijuana Enforcement Task Force (NDIME) and the 100 Mile House RCMP detachment. A man was arrested at the scene and faces charges of production of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, with his first court appearance set for March 5, 2013 in 100 Mile House.

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Riots about ‘undisputed control

To the editor: I am writing regarding the recent Arab riots. The Arab riots are about a lot more than a video; it’s about people’s basic human rights, including the right to choose lifestyle, career, and who to live with. It’s a fight by Muslim men to retain what they insist is their right to undisputed control over their families. Through the centuries, they have been using religion and claims about preservation of honour, as a means to force their will on women and children. The Islamist Muslims are concerned about the liberal lifestyles practised by Western societies, and they are afraid Muslim women and children will persist in adopting those lifestyles. Burning the American flag will change nothing. The real “culprit” is “mass media,”

the evolution and proliferation of YouTube, Facebook, television, cell phones, and all those tablets. People around the world are being “connected” like never before. There are no more secrets. Sharia is nothing more than a religious moral code, and just because Muslims commit to serve their God does not obligate anybody else to do the same. It is everybody’s basic human right to chose whether or not they want to believe in a God. Fighting the Infidel is the wrong battle. Instead, they need to declare war on poverty, separate from their tyrannical culture of hate and suppression, and embrace a future that includes education and employment. Andy Thomsen Summerland

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The 100 Mile House Branch Library now offers its patrons e-books and audio books, which are available online for adults and children, thanks to its participation in the British Columbia’s “Library to Go” program. There is no need to leave the comfort of your home – and no more late fees – to download up to five, free digitalformat books that can be read on your computer, e-reader (e-book device) or mobile device for up to 21 days. The e-books and audio books are easily accessible on the B.C. Libraries website by selecting the book people want to download and entering their library card numbers. Folks can search by the title, author or other criteria to find your most desired books quickly. Cariboo Regional District Library (CRDL) Committee chair Heloise DixonWarren says those who wish to read an e-book on their laptop, desktop computer or mobile device will need the free software from the same website, which is easy to download and to use. She adds people using an e-reader should be able to open the e-

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100 Mile House Branch Library assistant Gina Gigliotti helps patrons learn how easy it is to access e-books and audio books for adults and children, that can be read online or downloaded to a computer, e-reader or other mobile device.

books directly. The total number of copies for each book on the website is shown, and Dixon-Warren notes that if all of them are already “checked out,” those getting on the wait list will have an e-mail sent automatically to let them know when it becomes available. Then 21 days after the check-out, each individual e-book will expire, and she notes this cannot be extended due to the process having limited, licensed quantities and wait lists. In another free program that does not require a library card or special software, TumbleTime animated,


talking picture e-books for children can be read and listened to directly online on a separate, dedicated library website. The books in the TumbleBooks Library collection are existing titles with added animation, sound, music and narration, she explains. These include storybooks, fairy tales,

non-fiction and educational books to promote learning. Children can follow along online in a TumbleTime book, while the audio reads it aloud, in order to improve reading skills, or even English as a second language. Visit the CRDL website at and click Overdrive

icon to redirect to the B.C. Libraries site for downloading e-books and audio-books, or to get on a wait list. For reading software, see the links in the column to the left side of the webpage. Click the TumbleBooks icon on the CRDL website to access the animated, online children’s books.

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Sensible BC pot decriminalization campaign here Thursday Well-known marijuana activist and Vancouver Cannabis Dispensary director Dana Larsen is on tour to promote the Sensible BC decriminalization campaign and he’ll be in 100 Mile House on Nov. 15. He will be speaking to supporters at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre meeting room from noon to 1 p.m. Larsen, who ran for the leadership of the British Columbia NDP last year, will be visiting dozens of municipalities during the next few weeks. “I am spreading the good news that our province can decriminalize cannabis today.” The longtime marijuana advocate is pushing for the province

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Elder abuse is probably only slightly more recent than prostitution – but we seem to be increasingly aware of it. Financial exploitation of seniors is one of the areas where the law is increasingly vigilant. In legislation brought into effect just a year ago, the duties placed on people acting under the authority of a power of attorney have been explicitly added to the Power of Attorney Act. There are, of course, two sides to this coin. There is no doubt that there is financial exploitation – money being taken by seniors’ own children and by others. From the perspective of preventing this evil, the new legislation makes sense. At the same time, however, there are many people who use powers of attorney with no greater motive than a desire to help. It may be that some of these innocent do-gooders will become victims of legislation designed to prevent them from victimizing the beneficiaries of their help. The recent Ontario case of Aragona v. Aragona [2012 ONCA 639] is an interesting example of the problem. In that case, Ben Aragona acted as guardian of his mother’s property for the last 9 years of her life until her passing in 2010. In presenting his records for that period to the Court, he was unable to provide satisfactory records with respect to expenditures totalling $132,628. His position was that these monies were legitimately spent for his mother’s benefit. The court held otherwise – and he was ordered to pay this sum to his mother’s estate. Was Mr. Aragona a thief or the victim of his own bad recordkeeping? We’ll never know – but the case is a warning to anyone who wants to act under the authority of a power of attorney.


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The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) board is voicing objections to a proposed reduction in Greyhound Bus services from three times a day to two. CRD chair Al Richmond says the board’s overall concern is the “significant”

reduction in bus service will leave residents and businesses struggling with less affordable travel and shipping options. With no scheduled flights in the South Cariboo, 100 Mile House residents flying anywhere typically must travel an hour to Williams Lake or two hours to Kamloops (and six months of the year

in winter conditions) and have an available vehicle, a driver and pay parking fees. It all adds up to be cost prohibitive for many people. “Any reduction in services has an impact on those who can’t afford to fly.” Richmond explains some freight will continue to arrive by truck as before, but other

packages do currently travel by bus. “The reduction in frequency certainly will impact those smaller packages we get up to three times a day right now, for parcel-type delivery.” The trickle-down effect will likely also affect family visits and area tourism, Richmond notes, as those coming up by bus to spend a

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short time at a resort, B&B or private home may not find the limited bus scheduling suitable for their own timing. Changes may not only impact those along the Vancouver to Prince George line, he adds, but also beyond, north to Prince Rupert and west to Dawson Creek. “They are predicting further reductions from Prince George out, too.” After a unanimous vote, the board sent a letter to the province’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB), who is the authority over bus service. Greyhound indicates in a notification letter to do that, he notes, rather than responding direct-

ly to them, and gave a deadline of Oct. 24. There is no implementation date indicated as Greyhound must first obtain TSB approval. “It’s a major incon-

venience to people and I think it’s severely limiting the options for public transportation. Even though Greyhound is a private company; it’s still public transportation.”

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Young women urged to get free HPV vaccine The BC Centre for Disease Control is encouraging young women, who were born in 1991, 1992 and 1993, to get a free vaccination at no cost against human papillomavirus (HPV). The one-time program for this age group is limited by supply and will not be repeated. HPV infections cause almost all cases of cervical cancer. It’s estimated the vaccine can prevent up to 70 per cent of these cancers, as well as a number of precancerous changes to the cervix that require treatment.

The vaccine is provided in a series of three doses over a six-month period, and in 100 Mile House, eligible females can receive free HPV vaccines from pharmacists, physicians and from a public health nurse at the South Cariboo Health Centre (SCHC)at 555 Cedar Ave. (250-395-7676). British Columbia began offering the HPV vaccine to Grade 6 and 9 girls in 2008. Girls born in 1994 and later have been offered the vaccine in the schoolbased program. Girls born after 1994, who did not get immunized

in Grade 6 or 9, continue to be eligible for the vaccine in subsequent years at no cost. SCHC public health nurse Valerie Brice says there are various reasons why some girls do not get the immunization at school and they might be better served by getting immunized at the health centre. She adds the uptake of the vaccine is better at a younger age and has no relation to sexual activity. “It’s protecting young women from getting viruses that can cause cervical cancer in their

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The annual Santa Parade in 100 Mile House is just around the corner and there’s something extra special in store. The parade takes place Nov. 23 at 5:30 p.m. on Birch Avenue, and this year, as the centrepiece of the procession, Santa will be riding in a brand new sleigh, which has room for a passenger. The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce organizes the parade and chamber manager Angela Cole says the new sleigh is courtesy of Central GM and the extra seat beside Santa will be filled by the winner of a free draw. To get in on a chance to ride with the big

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Participants are needed for the annual Santa Parade, which takes place on Birch Avenue on Nov. 23, starting at 5:30 p.m.

guy, sign on Facebook on the Internet and type in South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce. Hit their like button and your name automatically goes into a random draw, which will be

made on Nov. 21. Even if you don’t win, you can still be a part of the parade. The chamber is asking community groups, businesses, clubs, schools and any other

organizations to enter a float or dress up in holiday style and enter themselves. “If its got a Christmas theme, it’s all welcome,” Cole says, adding the inclusion of music

Seniors’ Christmas turkey dinner never gets old Roast turkey with all the trimmings and an evening of great socializing is on the menu for the annual Rotary Seniors’ Christmas Dinner slated for 100 Mile Community Hall, Dec. 1. The highly anticipated event is free of charge to seniors from the South Cariboo and the 350 available tickets always go quickly, says Rotary Club of 100 Mile House president Maureen Pinkney. Tickets are first come, first served, and they can be obtained by dropping by Royal LePage 100 Mile Realty, or calling Pinkney at 250-395-0462. Pinkney says the dinner is a real community effort, with The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 260 - 100 Mile House and local businesses donating cash for the purchase of food, which includes 14 turkeys. 100 Mile restaurants volunteer their ovens and expertise in roast-

ing the turkeys on the day of the dinner and people from other businesses give their time to prepare and serve the meal. This year, dancers from Wee Walkers’ Highland Dance are

scheduled to perform at the dinner and Tom and Lori Bailey of Nice n Easy will provide music. Royal LePage realtors will make and donate festive centrepieces for each table, as they have for many years.

“They all help to put on a really good event. It’s their way of giving back to the community and showing appreciation to the people who have gotten the community to where it is.”

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The Rotary Club of 100 Mile House handed a $2,500 cheque to the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society during a luncheon on Nov. 8. Rotary president Maureen Pinkney notes that for more than 35 years, the 100 Mile House club has been active in this community, raising funds for various non-profit organizations that need help to make things happen. “We are very excited to have had a very successful fall fundraising Lobsterfest event that raised moneys from local sponsors, so we can contribute back to local groups.” Pinkney adds the Women’s Centre provides an essential service in our community. “We are very proud of our local club and

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Rotary Club of 100 Mile House president Maureen Pinkney, middle, recently presented $2,500 to 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre office co-ordinator Sylvia Peniuk, left, and Women’s Centre Stop the Violence counsellor Karen Beresford. The money was raised during the Rotary Club’s Lobsterfest on Sept. 15.

this community to be able to give to them this wonderful donation of $2,500.” Women’s Centre Stop the Violence counsellor Karen Beresford says the $2,500 donation from the Rotary Club was “amazing.” Noting the Women’s

Centre is a non-profit society, she explains all of its funding comes from local programs, such as the United Way and the Williams Lake and District Credit Union, that keep the office and programs running. “All of the extra we

can get to help us keep things going helps us return it to the community.” Beresford adds the Rotary donation is being earmarked for the centre’s Fresh Fruit gift cards, which are part of the emergency hampers.

Twirlers inviting dancers to get a round to being square The 100 Mile Twirlers Square Dance Club is having a Western Party at the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre tomorrow (Nov. 15). Dancing starts with round dancing with Helen Hall at 1:30 p.m., followed by square dancing at 2 p.m. with Dave Abbs, says 100 Mile Twirlers president Audrey Hoeg. Again this year, there will be a steer-roping contest with prizes for the winners, and a

50/50 draw with two winners. The luncheon will be served around 3:45 p.m. “So, dig out your cowboy hats, boots and your six-guns and join the fun.” Club members would also like to invite all former square dancers to come out and join them for a dance and a coffee at no charge. The Twirlers dance most Thursday afternoons at the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre

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Canim Lake residents dealing with an outbreak of skunks On a more placid front, deer have been gathering under newly hung bird feeders sampling the delectable bits mysteriously falling from above.

Pat Labossier passes Longtime resident Pat Labossier passed away recently. Born in Edmonton in 1952, he moved to the 100 Mile House area with his family in the early 1970s, working with his father in a home-building business. As time passed, he moved to other British Columbia communi-


Dear Canimites, It’s quiet out here, almost as if people were holding their breath waiting for the Big White to descend. The most excitement I’ve heard of comes out of Tuesday night Cribbage where “skunks” have dogged the best players as Father Fate works in a bit of fun. Ask Doug McGregor about it. Vicki Shirran trapped two of the real item, as the odiferous critters haunted the farm bent on seizing a share of the animal feed.

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ties, but was always drawn back to Canim Lake. Here, he was a respected builder. In 2007 when the fire service was still the Canim Lake Volunteer Fire Department, then fire chief Ron Lister

enlisted his help in constructing the fire hall. Pat gave his time freely, installing the concrete foundation and then acting as foreman through the May longweekend community blitz that framed and roofed the new hall. People remember him as a friendly and communit y-minde d man. Just a year ago, he was helping the Forest Grove 94 Lions chop wood to give away. Pat will be missed. Logging picks up There is a lot of indus-

70 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department elected executive 70 MILE HOUSE VIC POPIEL 250-456-2321

The 70 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department (70MHVFD) held its annual general meeting on Oct. 28. At this meeting, a new executive was elected, including president Dennis Huber, vice-president Miriam

Livingston, secretarytreasurer Gail Moseley, and directors Leroy Hart and Richard Moseley. There will be a general meeting on Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. at the fire hall on Willow Drive. Everyone is welcome. Snowmobile Club executive The Green Lake Snowmobile Club (GLSC) elected a new executive. They are president Peter McKie, vicepresident Art Groves, treasurer Rita Dixon, secretary Lorrie Fleming, and directors

Miriam Livingston, Pat Olsoff, Kim Lowe, Larry Messaros, Bill Hinde and Gay Watson. The club will hold an executive meeting on Nov. 28. Weekly poker The 70MHVFD weekly poker’s first session ended Oct. 31. The session winners were Dennis Huber, first; Steve Thomson, second; Marion Klimosko, third; Wayne Kidwell, fourth; and Pete Fremlin, fifth. Bingo The next 70MHVFD

bingo will be held Nov. 22 at Seventy Mile Access Centre. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and play starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call Vic at 250-456-2321. Santa Claus Parade The GLSC will be participating in the Santa Claus parade to be held in 100 Mile House on Nov. 23.


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Party looking for a leader The BC First Party is accepting potential candidates for a new party leader from British Columbians at large. This is the first time all British Columbians will have a direct say in choosing the new leader of a political party, says Sal Vetro, interim BC First president. He adds this announcement is in accord with the fourth principle of the BC First Party, whereby the first minister (premier) will be elected at large, provincially, to manage the executive branch of government. The party is initiating a 60-day period for all British Columbians to choose anyone who they feel will make the best leader for their new political party, which Vetro says is a refreshingly different party that is truly “of the people, by the people and for the people.” He adds BC First principles centre on consultation, dialogue and collaboration between diverse and varied stakeholders. It’s a significant difference from con-

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Community service recognized

nizer of the Clinton Jamboree, a volunteer director for the Integris Credit Union, has served as president and trail-groomer for the Snow Jockeys X-Country Skiing Club. “Robin served on the executive for many years of the Curling club. He is currently the president of the Clinton and District Economic Development Society and the head of Gold Country, and serves on the Clinton Community Forest Committee.” The residents of Clinton appreciate their hard work and dedication, and are proud they were honoured by receiving the Diamond Jubilee Medals.

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Diamond Jubilee Medal recipients Rita Welsh and Robin Fennell, middle right, are flanked by Clinton Councillor Wayne Marchant, left, and Mayor Jim Rivett. The four of them travelled to Kamloops where Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo MP presented them with the medals for their dedicated community service.

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The 100 Mile House monthly Vegetarian Supper Club resumes at the 100 Mile House Seventh-day Adventist Church on Nov. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a vegetarian potluck meal, make new friends and have fun learning positive lifestyle skills. “Come and enjoy some great healthy food,” says Dr. David Ramorasata, Adventist Health 100 Mile House director. The Vegetarian Supper Club is an open group for anyone interested in healthy eating. The plan is simple. Bring a dish for a potluck supper (ideas on the website) and copies of your recipe to share with all participants. Then, enjoy the food, fellowship and learning in an unthreatening environment. This is not only for longtime vegetarians, but also for beginners exploring the world of eating natural whole foods. The supper club is sponsored by Adventist Health 100 Mile House and VOAR Radio. Registration is required, so call Sue or Curtis at 250-395-1142, or e-mail Full information is available online at

Canadian Legion. “She welcomes newcomers to the community and organizes gaming events for local people. Rita consistently puts other people’s needs before her own without seeking recognition. “Robin, who has served two terms as a Village councillor and one term as mayor, is a longstanding member of the Clinton Volunteer


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On Oct. 10, Clinton Mayor Jim Rivett and Councillor Wayne Marchant attended the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal ceremony in Kamloops where they watched Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo MP Cathy McLeod present a medal to Clinton residents Rita Welsh and Robin Fennell for their hard work and dedication to serving their community. During the ceremony, it was noted: “Rita is always willing to help those who do not have anyone to help them. She attends medical appointments with people, bakes and cooks for those who

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 100 Mile Free Press

Canim band stories recorded

We don’t have boxes, we have solutions. And that’s why almost 50 per cent of first-time home buyers (48%*) now use a broker to arrange their mortgage, up from 35 per cent five years ago!

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This will continue all winter. I also hear Rod Dillman is hauling about 10 loads a day from Art Creek, if I have that spelling correct, located near the beginning of the 7000 Road. Coming out the Bradley Creek Road from Bedington Lake through Forest Grove are an additional 25 loads a day with McNeil & Sons Logging. People news • After the sudden passing of his dad, Tom, Tim Beaudoin left the Canim Lake Estates to stay with relatives on Vancouver Island. From there, he will move to Australia to rejoin his mother who resides in Queensland. • The federal Truth and Reconciliation Commission visited the Tsq’escen people of the Canim Lake Band recently to record sto-

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British Columbia deer have been busy savouring sunflower seeds imported from Saskatchewan on the writer’s front lawn at Canim Lake.

ries about people’s experience of the St. Joseph’s residential school near Williams Lake. The pastor of the St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Fr. Vern Ononiwu, and some parishioners sat in the sharing circle to listen. Bits and Bites Swans have settled on

Canim Lake to mow the shallows for succulent water plants. Their trumpeting is a delight to hear on a still morning. A group of up to 12 have been seen in front of Gordon Kellett’s home, at the mouth of Bridge Creek, and along the shallows west of Sand Point. There are a few cyg-

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Rose Borudon, left, and Norma Clancy served folks from Lac la Hache and area during the well-attended community turkey dinner recently at the Lac la Hache Pioneer Centre.

Wood notes monetary donations will also be gratefully accepted. These funds go towards purchasing perishables and other items just before the hampers are due to be delivered. If people know some-

one in the Lac la Hache area in need, Wood asked them to contact the auxiliary with names by Dec. 4. The information collected is strictly confidential. Food hamper collection boxes will be

located at the Lac la Hache Community Hall, Lac la Hache Pioneer Centre, Lac la Hache Elementary School, Lac la Hache Foodmart and other locations around town. The auxiliary thanks

on Fri., Nov. 9th and Sat., Nov. 10th at the 100 Mile Junior High School: • “Santa” Graham Allison • Monika Paterson • Parkside Centre • Red Cross • SC Weavers, Spinners & Fibre Arts • Chris Anstiss • Kevin Mapson • Eleanor Nicoll • PSO Students: Nathan Young, Cole Bryan, Clarissa Parma, Taylor Fisher, Ashley Galarneau, Shania Pizzey & Elijah Barton

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The Lac la Hache Volunteer Fire Department’s auxiliary is once again setting out boxes to collect non-perishables for the annual Lac la Hache Christmas Hamper Drive. All food collected will be handed out to lessfortunate families and individuals in Lac la Hache. Food drive spokesperson Diane Wood asks folks to check expiry dates, as expired foodstuff will not be given out. She adds they are also accepting perishable food items, but arrangements will need to be made to pick up or drop off of these items.


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 100 Mile Free Press

fAst bytes ski mArAthon scheduled

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Old Stars 35 goaltender Shawn Reid does what it takes to protect his net from RE/MAX attacker #28 Steve Almond, right. This action happened during the 100 Mile Old Stars 25th Annual Hockey Tournament on Nov. 11.

Never too old for hockey Old Stars host skill-filled hockey tournament

Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Games were tight at the 100 Mile Old Stars 25th Annual Hockey Tournament, played at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Nov. 9-11, with 12 teams in three age divisions playing for bragging rights. Several of the games played out to 1-0 and 2-1 results, showing how closely matched the teams were. In the 35-plus division, 100 Mile Old Stars 35 were the winners, coming out ahead of 100 Mile RE/MAX, Kanstam Bruins and Hansen Bros. in round-robin play. Free Radicals from Kamloops took first place in the 45-plus pool, followed by Salmon Arm

Cavaliers, 100 Mile Old Stars 45 and 100 Mile Old Cats. In the most senior 55-plus division, Merritt was the leader, beating out Kamloops Old Radicals, 100 Mile Old Stars 55 and 100 Mile Bruce’s Boys in that order. Old Stars League co-president Shawn Reid notes that other than the usual bangs and bruises, there were no injuries to speak of. “There was a fantastic atmosphere on the ice, with just the regular pushing and shoving.” The minimum age for players to participate was 35 and there were no boundaries on the other end of the scale. Ron Graves of 100 Mile Old Stars 55 was the oldest at 76 years of age and he is also an original member of the league. Graves plays left wing and

had one assist in his team’s last game of the tournament, played Sunday against Merritt. The tournament was highlighted by a dinner and dance on Saturday night at 100 Mile Community Hall where the men were joined by players from the South Cariboo Female Hockey League Invitational Tournament, which ran the same weekend in Lac la Hache. Reid says it was a huge success, with the party going strong to the end at 1 a.m. He’s already looking forward to next year’s tournament and says he hopes to see some new blood join the league. “We need those younger guys coming in to keep it going. Already we’re getting the second generation of Old Stars coming through and it’s nice to see.”

Women’s tournament gets thumbs up The South Cariboo Female Hockey League (SCFHL) Invitational Tournament played on the weekend in Lac la Hache may have sparked a new tradition. The five-team, roundrobin tournament ran at the Rolf Zeis Memorial Arena on Nov. 9-11, with entries from Fort St. James, Quesnel, Williams Lake, Canim Lake and 100 Mile House. SCFHL tournament director Kim Mills says feedback from the event was very good. “It looks as though everyone would love to come back, so there will definitely be a second annual.”

With every team having a chance to play each other once, the Fort St. James Stars earned first place with three wins and a tie. Second place went to the local Hun City Milers, which registered three wins and a loss. Quesnel Gold Diggers took third place, while Canim Lake Puck Hogs and Williams Lake Ice Cats, which had a few 100 Mile House players on their bench, tied for fourth. Mills says it was great to see such good talent on the ice. “Not just from the young ladies, but from the more mature as well.”

The Cariboo Gold Rush Marathon crosscountry ski event in 100 Mile House has its date set at Feb. 9 with five-, 10-, 20-, 30- and 50-kilometre distances, and age divisions from children’s to 70-plus. The race, which is part of the Kal-West Loppet Series, takes place on the beautiful 99 Mile Ski Trails, and is followed by a dance party and awards ceremony in the evening. Check the website at www.100milenordics. com regularly for updates and registration information.

ArenA open for horse riding Keep your horse in shape this winter with drop-in public horse riding every Sunday at the Stan Halcro indoor arena from noon to 4 p.m. The cost is $10 per session and there is no club membership or commitment required, but people must have a valid Horse Council of BC membership. Call Randy Brodoway at 250-395-5175 for more information or to let him know you’re coming.

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The Hun City Milers achieved a second-place finish in the South Cariboo Female Hockey League Invitational Tournament in Lac la Hache, Nov. 9-11.

In minor hockey action, the Bridge Lake Electric Peewee House division team from 100 Mile House earned a bronze medal in a 12-team tournament hosted by the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association, Nov. 2-4. This weekend, Bridge Lake Electric takes on Peewee house A&M Towing on Nov. 17 at 5:15 at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre.

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100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Keeping in step


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Highland dancing just a part of life for teen Arlene Jongbloets

- Irish Jig, Hornpipe, Highland National and Highland Traditional and they each have their own costume, which often has to be tailormade. While she has a Scottish background, she didn’t choose the Davidson tartan for her skirt, but went for a colour and pattern that caught her eye. When it comes to the dances, she has her preference, too. “ H i g h l a n d Traditional is my favourite. I’ve been doing it the longest and feel most comfortable. It feels good.� This dance season, she plans to fit in a few last competitions and local exhibition performances before heading off to university next September. Because dance has been such a big part of her life, she’ll try to keep it up in the coming years. “It’s something I feel I’m good at and it just kind of comes naturally now.�

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If you ask 17-year-old Lydia Davidson what makes her happy, she will most likely say it’s Highland dancing. It’s no surprise because she has been kicking up her heels since the age of seven with the Wee Walker’s Highland Dance group in 100 Mile House and competing since she was nine. Davidson competes in the Premier 16 years and over division, which is the highest category in Highland dance competition. She climbed the ropes from Beginners through Novice and Intermediate to Premier with a lot of hard work and dedication to her craft. In order to move up to each higher level, she had to place third or higher six times in competitions at each level. She did so quite handily, winning many awards, including aggregates along the way. Her most recent awards came at the Central Interior Dance Association Highland Dance Competition held Nov. 3 in Prince George, where she won first place in the Highland Fling and the Blue Bonnets, and second in Highland Laddie and Irish Jig. She recalls her first dance competition where she left emptyhanded and with her expectations squashed. “I was in Grade 4 and I was really sad at that first one because I didn’t place.� There are four categories of dance that Davidson practices

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A couple of skilled Harlem Crowns show Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School boys’ basketball team members Michael Buschlen, second left, and Derrick Leclerc how it’s done at a hilarious, action-packed exhibition basketball game held at the school Nov. 10. The Crowns took on PSO as a school fundraiser.

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Lydia Davidson has been Highland dancing since the age of seven and has won several awards along the way.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 100 Mile Free Press

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Bighorn Archery Club offers free session Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

The 100 Mile Bighorn Archery Club has headed indoors to the Stan Halcro Arena for the winter and members think it’s the perfect place to introduce the public to their sport. On Nov. 22, the club will be hosting its Introduction to Archery Night at 6 p.m. and it’s being offered free of charge to people of all ages. Club secretary denise swift says folks have been expressing a lot of interest whenever they’ve set up a booth at an event. “The interest level in archery really seems to have increased around here. It’s a superb family sport and it’s one where you challenge yourself and improve your skills.” The introduction session is geared for people who have never shot a bow before and there will be equipment of all sizes available to


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Members of the 100 Mile Bighorn Archery Club will be on-hand to instruct people on how to shoot a bow and arrow at their free introduction session at Stan Halcro Arena on Nov. 22.

try, with club members there to show folks the ropes. The club currently has 59 members and youth account for 19 per cent of the membership and 33 per cent are women. Members get together frequently for 3D shoots, both indoor and outdoor, and for potluck dinners and fun

nights where they meet to just enjoy the company. The cost to join the club is $30 per year for a single membership and $50 for a family. It covers the cost of practice nights, which

are scheduled each Tuesday night through the winter from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Halcro Arena. It also provides a $5 savings on archery shoot entry fees and gives members free

access to the club’s outdoor archery course, which features 30 3D targets. For more information about the club or the free introductory session, contact denise or Ted at 250-397-2632.



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Available Ice – please contact Kersti prior to Thursday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. to book ATOM HOUSE – Sponsored by Sunrise Ford vs South Cariboo Dental (G) INITIATION – Sponsored by Tim Horton’s (P) ATOM DEVELOPMENT – Sponsored by Primal Electric Milers (P)

Monday, Nov. 19 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

“Performance Builds Our Business”

680 Sollows Cres. Next to Gold-Trail Recycling 100 Mile House 250-395-2443

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

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 25 at 10:45am

For more information, please call: Kersti Foote at 250-395-4344 •

MIDGET REP MILERS - Sponsored by Mayvin Plumbing & Heating (P) NOVICE HOUSE – Sponsored by Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza & Invis (P) ATOM DEVELOPMENT MILERS – Sponsored by Primal Electric (P) BANTAM HOUSE – Sponsored by Save on Foods & Donex (P)

10 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

First Home Game Of The Season and Come out r u cheer on o N W HOME TO Players!

Thursday, Nov. 15 6:15 a.m.-7:30 a.m.

ATOM HOUSE – Sponsored by 100 Mile Free Press & Sunrise Ford (P) MIDGET HOUSE – Pharmasave vs Home Hardware (G)

8 p.m.-9 p.m.

NOTE: Schedules are subject to change on short notice. Please check back regularly. PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY:

Williams Lake & District Credit Union 2 95B Cariboo Hwy 97

❖ Coach House Square ❖ 250-395-4094

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In Memoriam



Career Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

ATTENTION LOGGERS! The Isley Group of Grande Prairie, AB. is currently hiring: Forestry Equipment Operators (Processor & Buncher) and Log Haul Truck Drivers. Please submit resume & driver’s abstract to: or fax: (780) 5321250

THE ONE - The only authorized Harley-Davidson technician training program in all of Canada. You’ll work on all types of HD bikes. Quality instruction and state-of-the-art training aids. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview Alberta. 1888-999-7882.

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250-395-2219 FAX: 250-395-3939 OfďŹ ce Hours: 8:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY ADVERTISING DEADLINES Display Ads: Friday, noon ClassiďŹ ed Display ads: Friday, 4pm ClassiďŹ ed Word Ads: Monday, 2pm

Allen Dale Halcro Nov. 22 1956 - Nov. 13, 2011 If tears could build a stairway, And memories a lane, We’d walk right up to Heaven And bring you home again. Missing you every day. Love Hal, Lorraine, Jim, Grace and families

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: ďŹ RECOVERY CENTRE in beautiful BC coastal community, offers 30-90 day residential programs for drug/alcohol treatment (detox included) and aftercare program in your area. REWARD. For info. I live in Van., but my house in 100 Mile, (840 Scott Rd) was vandalized; garbage strewn everywhere attracting bears etc. Extensive interior damage was done. Any witnesses as to who did this (around late September). Please send information to


INDEX IN BRIEF: Family Announcements Community Announcements Employment Service Guide Pets For Sale/Wanted Real Estate Rentals Automotive Legals

Advertisements should be read on the ďŹ rst publication date. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the ďŹ rst insertion. NO CASH REFUNDS AGREEMENT: It is agreed by any display or classiďŹ ed advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION: Advertisers are reminded that provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, colour, nationality, ancestry, place of origin, or age unless the condition is justiďŹ ed by a bona ďŹ de requirement for the work involved. COPYRIGHT: Copyright and/ or property rights subsist in all editorial, photographic and advertising content appearing in any edition of the 100 Mile Free Press. Permission to reproduce wholly or in any part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or technical process in a publication, must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law. NO ADVERTISING ITEM WILL BE DISCLOSED TO ANYONE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION.

Cards of Thanks

WORD classified ads can be emailed to us at:

The family of

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William Shepherd would like to thank his many friends for cards of sympathy, flowers and fruit baskets at this difficult time.

Coming Events

Local SPCA fundraising meetings

Everyone welcome! Please call 250-395-5303 to conďŹ rm next meeting date and location.

Career Opportunities

BUT remember to include: • your phone number (and area code) • category you want your ad in • number of weeks you want the ad to run. • your credit card number, name on card, expiry date, and verification code Ads received without the required information will not be published. There is a $5 charge if you require a tear sheet or need your credit card receipt mailed back to you. If you require further information, please call the Free Press at

(250) 395-2219

HAWAII ON the Mainland, healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica “friendliest country on earth�! 1-780-952-0709;


Education/Trade Schools

Business Opportunities EMPLOYMENT ALERT. Some “ Work at Home� advertisements as well as some advertisements that appear to offer jobs usually sell information manuals and directions. GET FREE vending machines Can Earn $100,000.00 + Per Year. Guaranteed Over 100% Return On Investment. Guaranteed Location Placement. Financing Available. Full Details call now 1-866-668-6629 Website: GET YOUR foot in the garage door. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. First step to Automotive/Heavy Duty Apprenticeships. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; GO TO your next job interview with 1st and 2nd Year Heavy Duty Mechanic skills. GPRC, Fairview campus - Heavy Equipment Certificate program. Hands-on training, safety courses, opportunity to write 1st and 2nd HET apprenticeship exams. Gain 600 hours credit. 1-888-999-7882; LEARN FROM home. Earn from home. Medical Transcriptionists are in demand. Lots of jobs! Enrol today for less than $95 a month. 1-800-466-1535 YOUR NEW career is as close as your computer. Online Active Aging Fitness Practitioner Certificate. Work with older adult fitness programs, coach master athletes. GPRC Grande Prairie, Alberta. 1-888539-4774;

21 WEEK HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Prepare for a Career in Heavy Equipment Operation. Introducing our new Apprenticeship Program which includes: • • •

ITA Foundation ITA HEO Theory Multi Equipment Training (Apprenticeship hours logged) Certificates included are: • Ground Disturbance Level 2 • WHMIS • Traffic Control • First Aid Reserve your seat for January 14, 2013. Taylor Pro Training Ltd at 1-877-860-7627 NOW NEW 8 week courses covering small engine, snowmobile, quad or marine outboard repair. Take one course or all - fit your interest and your timeline. GPRC Fairview campus. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882; REV UP your engine. Now gain 1st and 2nd year Apprenticeship Motorcycle Mechanic skills. GPRC Fairview campus. Hands-on training - street, offroad, dual sport bikes. Write AB MCM exams - gain 320 hours credit. 1-888-999-7882;

Business Opportunities


Travel SOOKE Harbour House Canada’s 2 Best Resort From $199 per night! Refer to this ad 250.642.3421 WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit and pension package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. Please reply in confidence, citing Reference Code. )VNBO3FTPVSDF%FQBSUNFOUt'BDTJNJMF Email: "QQMJDBUJPO%FBEMJOF5IVSTEBZ /PWFNCFS  3FGFSFODF$PEF1SPEVDUJPO4QWTPS.*'0

Help Wanted

LICENSED GASFITTER/SHEETMETAL WORKER WANTED Valid drivers license required. Fax resume to (250) 785-5542 or

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

North Okanagan Sawmill is looking to hire Millwrights,Fabricators and Heavy Duty Mechanics. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-8389637.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

School District 74 (Gold Trail) Requires Relief/Casual Employees The School District maintains a Relief/Casual call-out list to provide temporary coverage for the following positions:  Bus Driver  Custodian  Aboriginal Student Support Worker  Noon-Hour Supervisor  School Secretary/Office Clerk  Special Teaching Assistant/Teaching Assistant Related job descriptions and an application form are available on the district website, Applicants should submit a completed application form including three references to the undersigned. A criminal record check will be required prior to commencing employment. Diana Hillocks, Human Resources Assistant PO Bag 250, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0 FAX: 250-453-2425 / Email:

JOB FINDER • • • • •


Mid Island Forest Operation is a continuous harvest operation (6x3 shift) harvesting 1.1 MM M3 annually and building 140 km of road. Working as part of a team of supervisors, this position will have direct responsibility for woods operations and union crews. The successful candidate will value the team-oriented approach, have a good working knowledge of applicable occupational safety regulations, first-hand knowledge and experience in a unionized environment, and will be responsible for planning, supervision of hourly personnel, safe work performance and the achievement of departmental goals. Further job details can be viewed at:

Help Wanted

IF YOU would like to volunteer for the residents of Mill Site Lodge/Fischer Place Care Homes, then please join our auxiliary. We meet the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mill Site Lodge boardroom. For info call Shelly at 250-791-9277.

For further detail on this week’s job postings get in touch with us.


(Woods Foreman) TIMBERLANDS Campbell River, BC


Reduced For Quick Sale Owners Want It Sold! This family-run bakery and cafÊ has an established clientele in a high-traffic location in 100 Mile House. Your imagination and the goodwill of the current owners make this an outstanding opportunity. This now priced well below replacement value. Asking price is only $65,000. Act quickly - this won’t last long! Call Brenda for a showing!

Brenda Hutton

Sales Representative Cell: 250-706-2518 Res: 250-791-9200 Toll Free: 1-800-663-8426

100 MILE REALTY 96 Highway 97, Box 2038 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0



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Relief Worker (Williams Lake) Registered Care Aide Homemakers/Care Aides Caregiver Non-Credit General Interest Instructors (TRU) Dishwasher Line Cook Resort Manager/Operator Processor Operator Seasonal Labourer Small Engine Mechanic Telecommunications Field Technician (Williams Lake) Sales Position (Williams Lake)

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


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In Memoriam Gifts

Help Wanted

Therapy Groups

Legal Services

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

ALANON - Does someone’’s drinking bother you? Meet with others who feel the same. Meet Mondays, 7pm at the Health Centre at the back of the Hospital. Contact 250-3954646

Business/Office Service

Memorial Donations The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Please send the name of the deceased, name/address of next of kin and name/ address of donor for tax receipt (VISA/MC accepted) to: Canadian Cancer Society, #300 - 500 Victoria St. Prince George, B.C. V2L 2J9 or Ph: 1-800-811-5666. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 5363 Dawson Rd. 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E1. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society can be sent to: Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House SPCA can be sent to: Box 1948, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children can be sent to: 3550 Waybourne Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3K9. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon can be sent to: #203 - 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3. The South Cariboo Health Foundation welcomes memorial gifts in support of our local Acute and Residential Health Care facilities, as well as, Community Health projects and activities. Mail donations to: S.C. Health Foundation, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 or drop them off at the hospital. Donations can be made to the Gideons by phoning 1-888-482-4253, using your credit card. The Gideons will send a card to the bereaved, so have their address handy. For funeral display or other information, contact Pete Penner at 791-6302 Donations may be sent to 100 Mile House Mural Society, 6221 Aalton Road, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E3

Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at

Home Care/Support REHABILITATION Worker required to provide community support services to an individual with Traumatic Brain Injury in Quesnel. Part time position for approx. 8 hrs/ week. Community Support Worker/Rehabilitation Assistant Cert., good documentation and computer skills are essential. Current First Aid, criminal record check, BC driver’s license, safe and presentable automobile are required. Reply in confidence to:

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Trades, Technical AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required. Prefer journeyman with Chrysler training, but apprentices with good work experience considered. Top wages for the right person. 1-800-663-7794

DYNAMIC RAIL Services Ltd. has an immediate opening for a Track Supervisor working out of our Grande Prairie office. The successful applicant will have a minimum of 5 years of track work experience, be able to work unsupervised and have a strong focus on customer service and safety. Compensation includes a benefits package, profit sharing and a company vehicle. Please submit resumes to: Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. GARAGE DOOR SERVICE PERSON. Experienced Commercial Door Service and Installation Technician required for expanding commercial service department at Door Pro. Sectional, underground parking, rolling steel and operator repair and maintenance experience essential. Truck and tools provided $25 - $35/ hour. Call 604-597-4040 or email Mike - WWW.DOORPRO.CA


ARE you an adult who struggles to read, write or do math? Partner Assisted Learning (PAL) can help! We provide free one-to-one tutoring. Call Mary at 250-395-0404

Esthetics Services ELECTROLYSIS at Derma Core. Call Sandra - Certified Electrologist - 250-791-5454.

Financial Services

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Counselling TRAINED Counselor is available 24 hours a day to offer support, understanding, and help. Confidential and free of charge. Interior Crisis Line Network Call Toll Free 1-888-353-CARE (2273) www/

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Health Products

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HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds by New Year’s Eve and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today Call 1-800854-5176. PAINS ALL gone a topical pain reliever spray. Helps relieve arthritis and muscle pain in the elbows, knees, legs etc. Info call 1-250-319-7600; email 1.800.514.9399

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

The eyes have it Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today!



SUTCO Contracting Ltd. is seeking a qualified dispatcher. Must have dispatch experience, and able to work in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision. The position requires rotation of days and evening shifts. Extended benefits after 90 days, with pension available after 1 years service. Applicants may apply online or fax:0250-357-2009. Enquiries to: Brad 250-357-2612 Ext: 226


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings in 100 Mile area: Mondays noon at #10 Scenic Place Estates. Tuesdays, 8pm, St. Timothy’’s Church. Thursdays 7:30pm, 108 Community Centre. Saturday night fireside family group 8pm, 100 Mile United Church. Sundays 7:30pm, south Cariboo Community Health Centre,rear entrance. 250-791-5286, 250395-4646, 250-395-6154, 250395-5368


Professional Services

Employment Opportunity Temporary FAMILY and YOUTH CARE WORKER

Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton Schools Term 04 January to 20 December 2013 or return of incumbent The successful applicant will provide personal counselling to identified students, and consult with teaching and administrative personnel, when necessary, to ensure the student has the best chance for success. Complete details of the position are available at A criminal record check is required prior to hiring. Applications with detailed resume, three references and confirmation of certification, will be accepted by the undersigned until 4:00 p.m., 23 November 2012 TERESA DOWNS, Superintendent School District No. 74 (Gold Trail) P.O. Bag 250, Ashcroft, B.C. V0K 1A0 FAX: 250-453-2425 / Email: Gold Trail School District is an equal opportunity employer

LARGE EQUIPMENT FLEET to handle most jobs Top S o il C o m in g So on!

• Landscaping and Lot Development • Land Clearing • Wetland Work • Demolitions • Gravel Materials & Hauling • Premium Mix Topsoil • Driveways • Basements

250-395-2311 982 Alpine, 100 Mile House

Big Country Storage Terminal Ltd. 44 Heated Units 65 Non-heated Units Freight Agents for: VanKam Freightways Clark Reefer

250-395-2447 SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 27 (CARIBOO-CHILCOTIN) Posting #: Position:



100 Mile Transportation 12 mos., 40.00 hours/week

Rate of Pay:

Level 1: 26.32 Level 2: 28.49

Threshold Qualifications: • Certified BC Tradesman Mechanic with Commercial Transport experience • Inspector Authorization Certificate to inspect all vehicles, including air brake equipped vehicles • valid BC Driver’s Licence • proficient knowledge of tools, materials, methods and practices of automotive mechanics and medium duty vehicles • ability to provide clear instructions and inspect for compliance • physical ability to perform the duties of the position • ability to work in and promote a team environment • ability to operate related equipment Duties Include, but are not limited to: • complete routine service work on vehicles as required • complete repairs to school buses and maintenance vehicles • prepare work orders for all repairs and provide necessary information for parts orders • complete cost estimates for repairs • conduct emergency repair work as required • work mainly within the shop at the School District #27 compound with work at times being assigned on the road • perform other related duties as assigned and required Fringe benefits are as provided in the current Union Agreement. Union membership is a condition of employment.

Across from Ogden Sr. Sec. School

Box 115, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0

•Travel Trailers • 5th Wheels • Toy Haulers • Truck Campers • Tent Trailers • Cargo Trailers • Utility & Equipment Trailers

• Sales • Service & Repairs • Parts & Accessories • Secure Storage 5430 INDUSTRIAL FLATS RD. Open 6 days a 100 MILE HOUSE week! (At Hwy 97 & 24)

Our Team Delivers!



Please complete a “General Application for Permanent Employment” or “Application for Posting”, (available from the Board Office or school offices), and return it along with a resume, to the Human Resources Department by 1:00 p.m., 21Nov-2012

Call me for print, online and flyer advertising!

PLEASE NOTE: You may also obtain copies of the posting, and application form from the District Website: If you choose, you may complete the application form on line and e-mail as an attachment to

Phone: 250-395-2219

Please mark envelope “Application – Position # S-2012-183 School District No. 27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin) is an equalopportunity employer


Fax: 250-395-3939

Martina Dopf Consultation in English/German

#2 - 536 Horse Lake Rd. Pinkney Complex, 100 Mile House

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate



Computer Services


For Sale By Owner

Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

HIRE US TO CUT AND SPLIT YOUR FIRE WOOD With our fire wood processor we can process your log pile, up to 18” diameter logs into a custom 4-way split, between 12-24” long. $1300 per load or $1400 stacked. Selling bulk firewood, min. order 5 cords. Lloyd & Jenny Contracting 250-459-2145 or fax 250-459-0093 All sales final

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.

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.

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.


computer repair, we pick up and deliver, or repair in your home. Call today, fixed today. Call Chris, 250-395-6599

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

Drywall Furniture


ANTIQUE OAK dining room table & 5 chairs. Two leaves.In 100 Mile. $350. 604-352-0100.

Drywall Services

Misc. for Sale

Prices to suit - top work to boot

John Paterson 250-396-7615

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay 2ND. CUT: Grass/alfalfa. No rain. 75lb. $7/bale. 250-4592630, Clinton. HAY, alfalfa/timothy, 5X5 Net, 1350#avg, $35-$85ton, trucking arranged, details, 250-563-0829 HAY. Barn stored, 60lb bales $2.50 - $3.00 bale, good feed. Also horse tack. 250-791-5738 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 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.

BIG BUILDING sale...”This is a clearance you don’t want to miss!” 20X20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265 One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. CHILLSPOT IS The Coolest Dog Bed-A new and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months. 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 SHAVINGS: Clean, compressed. 2 sizes. New Cal Rabbit Farm. 250-395-3336.

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

AUCTION SALE: Nov. 17, 2012,10am sharp. Complete mill dispersal. Chu Chua Mill site (15km), Dunn Lake Rd., Barriere, BC. Items include: compressors, Kodiak saw mill PB120, welders, tools, metal sheer, scrap metal & forklifts. Consignments welcome. Haydn Auction Services Ltd., 4761 Gilbert Dr., Barriere, BC, office: 250-672-9809 cell: 250319-5230. ** items subject to change without notice.

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION CMHA-SCB is now taking applications for our affordable family housing development, located on Cariboo Trail and Jens Street, 100 Mile House B.C. Application forms can be picked up at the Community Resource Centre (between the Hospital and the Junior High School), or at the

STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206.

Firewood/Fuel 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.

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. LARGE commercial unit avail for rent, suitable for retail/light mfg Approx 1380 sq ft, Pls call 250-808-7722 for details



Mobile Homes & Pads 2 BDRM mobile #8 Park Dr. Estates, $600/mo. Also #25 $600/mo. Call 250-395-3268.

2 BDRM mobile with 2 room addition, covered porches, S/F, W/D, N/G furnace, garbage pickup. No pets. At Travellers Tr. Ct. in 100 Mile. $580/mon. DD & Ref. 250395-3182. ONE empty mobile home pad, #50, #52, & #4 at Park Drive Estates. 250-395-3268.

Misc. Wanted

Box 67, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E0


1-800-680-4264 Stand up. Be heard. Get help.


250-395-3088 Located off Exeter Rd. Past Tim-Br Mart on McDermid Rd. 100 Mile House, BC

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Now Featuring Watkins Products We also offer Vacuum Sales, Parts and Repairs!


486-A Birch Ave. S. 100 Mile House, BC

Are you puppy training, moving, starting a fire, etc? PAPER BUNDLES are the perfect thing! Available at our office.


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and we will deliver right to your door* EVERY WEEK! *Where available.

Request for Proposals

INTERFOR, Adams Lake Lumber Division near Chase, BC, is requesting proposals for one of two 50,000m3 STUMP to DUMP short log logging projects in the Highway 24 area. The wood is to be delivered prior to March 8th, 2013. Interested applicants, who are BC Safe Certified, should request information packages from Ed Coombes at 250-679-6863.



(250) 395-6218 (direct line) • (250) 395-6201 (fax)




Apt/Condo for Rent

Misc. Wanted




LOGGING & HAULING Building Supplies

250-395-0809 or 250-395-0168

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

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.

WANTED - used windows 24x44”, 45x48” 250-791-5738

Please call

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

South Cariboo Branch

1 BDRM APT. above store on Hwy 97.$495/mon plus hydro. N/S, N/P, W/P. Call Dave 250395-3106 or after 6pm at 250395-2069.

Merchandise for Sale



2 & 1 BDRM, in 100 Mile. Call 250-397-2041 or 250-6094146 for details.

Professional Services

#2-536 Horse Lake Road (Pinkney Complex) 100 Mile House, BC Phone: 250-395-2219 Fax: 250-395-3939

Excavations • Hauling • Driveways • Land Clearing THE PIT IS OPEN FOR ALL YOUR AGGREGATE NEEDS. WE DELIVER. Box 309 Lac la Hache, BC V0K 1T0

The Office: 250-395-0210 The Pit: 250-395-0166 Evenings: 250-396-4999

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Introduction Of all the colourful events surrounding the Cariboo Gold Rush, few surpass the brief interlude when camels were utilized as pack animals along the Cariboo Road. They were first used in North America by the United States Army before being brought to San Francisco. A Seton Portage rancher and packer, John C. Galbraith, imported 23 of the beasts to be used as pack animals between Seton Lake and Barkerville. In turn they were purchased by businessman, Frank Laumeister. Not surprisingly, the camels proved unsuitable for the terrain, their feet not designed for the rigours of “the road.” They also tended to spook every creature they encountered. Those that survived the harsh environment were eventually set loose. The last of the Cariboo camels reportedly died in 1905.

bedded down with the horseflesh in the stables, but they went all weenie on her and charged into the bunkhouse and we was thrown out. Bunked under a wagon. Cain’t say I got much shuteye though. Nellie’s breath aint so good an’ she grund them big molars of hers all night long.

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July 3. Peed down rain all day an’ Nell’s feet hurtin’. Couldn’t hardly git ‘er movin’. Stockman chanced by and ordered me to move on “an’ take that lumpy evil-smellin’ excuse for a packhorse” with me. Eventually, found a spot in the roadhouse to pitch my bedroll. Tethered Nellie next the outhouse. Reckon they cancelled each other out. We was doin’ just fine until a parcel o’ bladders at the bar needed relievin’ and Nell happened to make the acquaintance of one of their number just as he was gitin’ set to let out a great big sigh. Next thing the biffy wiz rockin’ and bouncin’ like the stage outa Ashcroft, an’ pretty soon there was one hellacious big ruckus an’ red flannel scatterin’ in all directions.



July 2. Hoped to make 70 Mile, but spent all day roundin’ up nags after Nellie tried to make friends with the lead mule in a pack train and sent them chargin’ about like they’d supped on hornets. Wagon Master threatened to

butcher Nell on the spot if I didn’t set to gatherin’ up his critters. Slept in a fahlin’ down cow shed. Nellie grunted and chittered all blessed night. Could be she’s feelin’ down in the humps over the mule business an’ them not recipercatin’ her slobbers.


July 1, 1862. Arrived Clinton. Very hot and dusty. Tethered Nellie to a mile post to munch on bunchgrass ,while went in search of a place to roost. Returned to find irate rancher wavin’ a shotgun and steamin’ about his cattle bein’ spooked. Did notice cows all over the place hangin’ off fences and running into

trees. Grumpy Breeches called Nellie an “odiferous oddity” and other less flatterin’ names and proceeded to shoo at her. Reckon old Nell was justified in spittin’ on him. Ate his hat, too. Got me a bed at the hostelry. Nellie


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those who can’t make it to send and content. a staff member to the workshop. Speaker Daniel Edward “It is always important to Craig has worked in managekeep staff included and up-to- ment positions for a variety of date.” hotels and tourism entities The workshop will be over two decades, and RE WE LAIN E held in the Valley Room now delivers Tourism 100mile behind the 100 Mile BC workshops across the Lodge on Nov. 19 from province. 1 to 4 p.m., and it explains Be sure to register by how travellers are increasingly today (Nov. 14) by e-mail to using social media as a source jgilmore@dist100milehouse. for trip advice and references. if you wish to attend, It also offers tools for using or call Gilmore at the South online reputation management Cariboo Visitor Centre at processes to generate, monitor 250-395-5353 for more and react to online reviews information.

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Needless t’ say, the innkeeper were none too pleased an’ we got turfed again, but not before Nell got into the kitchen and ate all his soap. Another night ‘neath a wagon. July 4. Headin’ to Bridge Creek. Tryin’ to anyway. Nell aint too good; burpin’ an’ blowin’ bubbles like a Chinese laundry. Feller remarked how this ol’ ship of the desert looked to have sprung a serious leak. Hope to meet some of the female persuasion at the 100 Mile. Getting’ mighty lonesome with nothin’ but a camel for company. Made it to the 83 Mile before nightfall. Bunked on the floor. Proprietor let me turn Nell out into a field for the night. Luckily, he didn’t get a good look at ‘er in the dark. Said as long it weren’t one o’ them soap-eatin’ dromyderrys he’d been hearin’ about that knocked over the kitchen stove at the 70 Mile an’ burned the place to the ground, he had no objection. July 5. Lit out for Bridge Creek early, before our host could strong-arm me into helping round up his livestock. On the way out, spotted a few wild-eyed heifers tangled up in a fence by the creek. Elected to move on speedy-like.

Arrived at the creek around supper time. Managed to drum up some beans and brew at the 100 Mile House. followed by a bit of shut-eye. Woke to hostess cryin’ down the wrath o’ God on ol’ Nell. Seems she’d munched through her hobble and sashayed into the yard where the laundry was hangin’. Ate some britches before she got chased off all decorated in undergarments and such. Commotion drew every nipper for miles around. If some o’ them hadn’t a chucked stones at her, Nell would nivir have got sore and nibbled any a one o’ them. July 6. Couldn’t hardly walk this mornin’.

Stiff an’ sore from sleepin’ in the piggery at the 115 Mile. Nell can’t hardly walk neither - feet’s all cut an’ bleedin’ - bein’ designed more for sand and shinin’ up pyramids. Thinkin’ maybe shouldna traded for the mules. July 7. 116 Mile. We’s bogged down. Nell’s dug in. Cain’t shift her. At this rate we ain’t nivir makin’ Bill’s Puddle let alone Barkerville. Slept in hay wagon. Scratchin’ all over.

July 7. 120 Mile. Had encounter with first of the female persuasion in months. Dissapointin’ though. They was somewhat

largish Hurdy Gurdy gals headin’ up on the BX stage, before Nell ran it off the road and they was deposited roadside. Language were none too ladylike neither. Took me the best part o’ six hours t’ locate Nell after driver loosed off a brace of shots at her. Bedded down ‘longside pond. Mosquitos real bad.

July 8. 130 Mile. Feller offert t’ take Nell off my hands for pack mule and some fresh duds. Assured me she’d have a soft life an’ never want. Didn’t see no butcherin’ gear so traded right there. Felt some sad t’ see the beast go, but reckon I could do with somewhat less excitement in my life. Will look in on her on the way back.

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By Peter Hart he wheat fields in the gentle countryside of northern France are quiet now. The ageless stone buildings of tiny Morenneville house the same families that have lived the rhythm of rural life for many generations. Beneath the tranquil surface, however, lie memories of one night so terrible they are passed from generation to generation. The flight On the evening of July 28, 1944, 20-yearold Flt Lieut. Alex Campbell, an RCAF pilot attached to RAF No. 514 Sqdn Waterbeach, sat at the controls of Lancaster heavy bomber A2-C and waited for the signal to begin his 25th mission. Darkness had descended leaving a mere glow of sunset in the Western sky. Beside him sat 2nd Pilot Bob Giffin, along for this ride only before receiving his own command. Behind them, the seasoned crew – flight engineer Jock Donaldson, 18, bomb aimer Jack “Chappie” Chapman, 24, navigator Earl “Judy” Garland, 24, wireless operator Ben Lyons, 22, mid-upper air gunner Earl “Jonesy” Jones, 17, and rear air gunner Sam Harvey, 20. All were single except Earl, and all were volunteers. The young Canadian was apprehensive. He was to follow the same route they had three days previously to attack the marshalling yards of Stuttgart again. Tonight, there was a bright and deadly moon, and although they were promised there would be cloud cover, who could know. “We all thought they’d be waiting for us,” Alex said of the Luftwaffe night fighters. “And indeed they were.” The crash Crossing the French coastline, the crew made the course correction that would loop them toward their target, still hiding

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Bob Campbell, back middle, and his sisters recently travelled to Morenneville, France. They gathered with the group that hosted them at the commemorative plaque, marking the crash site where Alex Campbell’s plane went down. Women, who tended the wounds of the flyers, and some of those who helped them escape are also in the group photo.

in a thin but diminishing band of cloud. Ben called out he had an unidentified blip on his screen, low and to starboard, holding about 300 yards back. Then another appeared astern, then a third on the port side, all staying just out of sight. The rest happened in the measure of a few heartbeats. From Alex’s report: “Suddenly, we burst into bright moonlight! I immediately put the Lancaster into an evasive-action corkscrew manoeuvre. But, it was too late. Our gunners could already see the tracers firing from a radar-equipped Ju-88. The 20 mm shells were thumping and tearing at our aircraft.” The entire port-side wing was set ablaze, leaving a long column of flame streaming behind. Then the Junkers came around for another attack, leaving only one of the

four engines running, and the Perspex and instruments smashed. When the extinguishers failed to subdue the roaring flames, Alex ordered the crew to jump while he fought to keep the Lancaster level. Sam was the last to go, refusing to leave his guns until the ammo was exhausted. As soon as Alex let go of the controls, the stricken Lancaster pitched over into a steep dive so quickly he was momentarily weightless. He scrambled for the narrow escape hatch, but the webbing of his chute harness snagged. As the plane screamed downward in its death spiral to the ground, he was stuck fast, hanging head-first half out of the plane. “At least I was facing backwards,” he says. “Had I been looking forward I would have lost my eyes to the blast,” now about 300

miles an hour. Finally finding a hand hold, he was able to unhook himself to fall headfirst toward the ground. His flying boots were ripped off by the wind and his chute harness jerked down his body to remain wrapped around his legs alone, with the unopened chute pack flailing in the wind above him. The flaming wreck of the Lancaster went by and below. He looked back at the tangle of harness above him just as a glint of moonlight flashed off the handle of the ripcord. Hauling himself hand-over-hand back up the harness, he grabbed the wildlyswinging handle and yanked. The rescue Dazed by the heavy landing on his neck and shoulders, Alex lay listening to the Continued on B2

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fading drone of the bomber flight and the popping and banging coming from the burning wreck. By the time he regained his feet, figures were running toward the scene. “Je suis Canadien! Je suis Canadien,” he called over and over to two or three women. After a quick exchange among themselves, they led him across the field and into a small building attached to a stable. An older man arrived. In a flurry of broken English and French, they were asking Alex questions as he was trying to warn them about unexploded ordinance in the aircraft. Within minutes the first soldiers were banging on the door. The older man shoved him down into a corner and convinced the Germans that no airman was there. Fifteen minutes later, they were back. Alex was pushed down into a corner of one of the stalls with the horse, and in a flash, covered with straw. From his hideout, he could see the light of the door opening and voices as the searchers moved down the stalls. They stopped opposite him for what seemed an eternity. The tension was agonizing. “The slightest sneeze would be the end for

me and for the farmer.” That family hid him for two days until, dressed in the farmer’s clothing, he walked two days to a secret camp for downed airmen in the Freteval Forest. Two weeks later, he was liberated by the fast moving forces of General Patton’s 3rd Army.


Division at Brantford where he first trained. They have four children, eight grandchildren, and continue to live an active life together.

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The finish All but two of the crew escaped. Earl Garland was badly wounded and was unable to run. He surrendered to a sentry and spent the rest of the war as a POW. Bob Giffin’s chute became tangled as he attempted to jump, causing his death. He is buried in the local Churchyard at SaintCloud-en-Dunois. Thirty-nine of the

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This photo shows the members of the flight crew: F/S W.A. Donaldson, RAF, back left, Flt. Lieut. E.A. Campbell, RCAF, F/O J.E. Chapman, RCAF, and F/S B. Lyons, RAF. From the front left are F/S S.A. Harvey, RCAF, and F/S E.R. Garland, RCAF. Not in the picture are 2nd Pilot R.R. Giffin, RCAF and F/S E.R. Jones, RCAF.

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494 bombers flying that night were shot down. As desperate as their story is, Alex’s crew beat the odds. Of every 100 airmen in Bomber Command, 55 were killed and only 27 survived without being killed, wounded or captured. Less than 50 per cent of the crews

The return The story doesn’t end there. Sixty-eight years after the crash, Alex’s son Bob Campbell of Hawkins Lake, accompanied by his sisters Wendy Allen and Donna Campbell, gathered at Chateaudun, France along with the sons of bomb aimer Jack Chapman and rear gunner Sam Harvey. There they met people who had treated the wounds of the crew and spirited them to safety. They were hosted like royalty by a large group of families, young and old, including the mayors of the nearby towns. The people created an extensive display of

the research they had done on that night. They were also taken to Morenneville where there is a plaque at the site of the crash. “For these people, memories of the war are always with them. It is a present reality.” The prize and the price The Luftwaffe pilot believed to be the one who shot down A2-C that night was Johannes Strassner, who flew with ace Heinz Rokker. By the time Alex tried to contact him, Strassner had passed away. “It was a giant contest between us and I lost that one. I would have enjoyed meeting and talking with him. I feel no animosity towards him, none whatsoever.” It is fitting the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was just awarded to the

European Union, an organization of states that were for centuries deadly enemies. The Nobel citation reads: “The union and its forerunners have for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.” The European Union’s marvellous accomplishment, built through the exercise of the best in human nature, has come at a terrifying cost. Alex Campbell has had to learn to live with the trauma of the frightful memories and disturbing scenes, which visit him nightly to this very day. It is the sacrifice and heroism of men and women like him who have made possible the great European project. History is in their debt. Lest we forget.

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There’s a treat in store for music-lovers, with The Chamber Musicians of Kamloops concert, Ethnic Clef, slated for Martin Exeter Hall on Nov. 25, starting at 2 p.m. 100 Mile & District Arts Council brings the talented group to 100 Mile House for an afternoon of chamber music with an international flair. On the program are pieces originating from Russia, Germany, Bulgaria, France and North America. Violinist Cvetozar Vutev is a top-flight musician and concert master for the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra (KSO) and Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. He will perform in concert with both violin and viola. Naomi Cloutier is an accomplished pianist who has been a member of chamber, jazz and vocal ensembles and the KSO. Expect to see group performances and solos from her.

Opera Chorus and Opera Breve Vancouver, as well as solo performances with the KSO. She is also a voice teacher with the KSMS. Arts council member Dennis Tupman says his group brings in one major cultural event with exceptional artists each year, and adds he believes this group will deliver an excellent concert. Tupman has seen them perform before and says he worked with the quartet to tailor a concert for the 100 Mile audience. “There will be a high standard and high appeal and they will not play down to the audience - they will play to them. It’s going to be such an exciting program.” Tickets for the concert are $15 and available at Didi’s, Donex and at the door. Tupman is hoping people take Submitted photo advantage of this opportunity to Kamloops chamber musicians Cvetozar Vutev, left, Carlene Wiebe, Naomi Cloutier and Martin Kratky will see a quality performance. perform at Ethnic Clef at Martin Exeter Hall, Nov. 25. “It will be exceptional for 100 On the cello is Martin Kratky, all over the Interior of British Music School (KSMS). Mile and we want to make sure we principle cellist of the KSO, who Columbia and is currently on the Soprano vocalist Carlene Wiebe have a good turnout. We invest a has played with chamber groups faculty at the Kamloops Symphony has performed with the Vancouver lot to bring something like this in.” NEW PRICES!!!

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No one could accuse our Highway 24/ Interlakes Lions of being stuffy and fierce; they’re too busy being generous and having fun. Lions Carolyn Charlton and Kerry Wright provided each Bridge Lake Elementary School child with a “very special hybrid pumpkin seed,” which was not available to just anyone. The children planted the seeds in the rock garden outside the school and added popsicle sticks labelled with the young owner’s name. Every morning the children would check on them. When they became concerned at the lack of growth, Carolyn reassured them it just wasn’t yet cold

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Pumpkin seeds provided by the Highway 24/Interlakes Lions magically grew overnight so Bridge Lake Elementary School students would have pumpkins to carve for Halloween.

enough for this particular special pumpkin. On Oct. 30, when the school bus arrived, squeals erupted when the children saw a rockery chockablock full of little pumpkins just waiting to be carved by little fingers. “It was a product of the imagination of the late Dee Eades and myself,” says Carolyn. “We would sit together and think up rascally things to do.”

Halloween happiness Interlakes Community Association’s Haunted Halloween Stables night included great food and goodies, a “dandy” campfire and amazing fireworks. “It was really nice to see so many new faces, people who hadn’t been before,” says coordinator Carolyn Charlton. Continued on B7

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Over 350 boxes were collected from 100 Mile and area last year. Thanks to everyone for your generosity!

Operation Christmas Child 2012 collection week will be from November 19th to 25th. When shopping, perhaps pick up some school supplies, along with a t-shirt, a pair of socks, or maybe some sunglasses, a toy, hygiene items (such as soap), or even a small musical instrument (like a harmonica). Fill a shoe box or a plastic container the same size as a shoebox which could be reusable for the child receiving the gift. If you don’t have your own shoebox to fill, the familiar red and green boxes will be distributed with the brochures into the community. For more information or to volunteer, please phone Karen Scott at 250-706-3339.

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Become A Lifelong Learner! Tutors are often surprised and pleased at how much they enjoy this experience of training and tutoring. To learn more about the training and to register, please call Mary at 250-395-0404 or email Melody Newcombe - 250-791-5720 Literacy Support Worker Shelly Joyner - 250-395-9303 Executive Director Bruce Mack - 250-392-6867 CCPL President Thanks to the province of BC for our funding

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• Nov. 14 - Dec. 3 – Abel Lake artist Grace Mills Hodgins has a collection of her artwork on display this month at Showcase Gallery, 475 Birch Ave. • Nov. 14 - Dec. 22 – Parkside Art Gallery hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar with loads of handmade gift items and works of art for sale. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. • Nov. 15 - A screening of the National Film Board movie, Surviving Progress, takes place at the 100 Mile House Branch Library at 6 p.m. 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 information, contact Cheryle at 250-593-4139. • Nov. 16 – The Solid Rock Cafe at the Rock Youth Centre on the 108 church grounds will feature an evening of live music with country, gospel, bluegrass and acoustic rock. Doors open 6:30 p.m. and music starts at 7. Free admission. • Nov. 17 - Lone Butte Community Association hosts its Fall Dance at Lone Butte Community Hall. Doors open 7 p.m.; dancing from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $15 at Lone Butte General Store. Refreshments provided and Safe Ride Home available. Contact Karen Schuurman at 250-644-1555. • Nov. 18 – Swap Meet and Tailgate Party at the old Stan Halcro Arena from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring surplus items from the arena. Tack, household good, tools, machinery and sporting goods also available. Table rentals $10. Contact Peter at 250-395-6492. • Nov. 21 - 100 Mile House Branch Library is holding a free Christmas craft session for children aged five to 12 years. Pre-register by calling 250-395-2332. • Nov. 22 – 100 Mile Bighorn Archery Club is hosting a free introduction-to-archery session for all ages at the Stan Halcro Arena at 6 p.m. Equipment and instruction provided. • Nov. 23 - Santa Claus Parade and Moonlight Madness. Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. on Birch Avenue. Enter a float through the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce at 250-395-6124.


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Haunted stables bring out spooks The Scary Stall Award went to Interlakes youth group, Kids Space. Much appreciation goes to everyone who donated to the event, including using the donation boxes at the Country Pedlar and Bridge Lake Store. Sad passing The community extends sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Ken Anstiss, who passed away on Oct. 26 at the age of 55. Craft workshop Bridge L ake Community School is offering an all-day workshop to make a magnificent two-foot tall Old World Santa, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 16. Bring lunch, scissors, needle, and glue gun with 15 long or 30 short glue sticks. The cost is $110. Register with Gail Larson at 250-593-4351.

Happy news Residents will remember Lac des Roches resident Wendy Suggitt, a director of Bridge Lake Community School Society (BLCS,) a “Chord Wrangler’’ and a bridge player. After her husband, Wayne, passed away in 2005, Wendy moved to Calgary to be nearer her daughter, Laura. Warmest congratulations are in order, as in March, Wendy became Mrs. Eric Thomas in Phoenix, Arizona, where the couple has a winter home.

Christmas bazaar Don’t miss the annual Roe Lake Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 18 at Interlakes Hall. This event is an opportunity to buy Christmas presents and meet up with friends. Door prizes are awarded on the hour. Vendors may call 250-593-0025 to see if any $25 tables remain.

Celebrations Birthday bubbly goes to Andrée Paddison and Jim Watson, while Jessica Loft gets 10 big balloons. Belatedly, we wish Carolyn Charlton a very happy 70th birthday for Oct. 15, at which time, her South Cariboo Lioness Club peers treated her to a surprise luncheon.

Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers. • Interlakes Snowmobile Club meets Nov. 14 at Wildmans Family Dining & Lounge. Those who want dinner should arrive at 5:30/6 p.m., and the meeting will follow at 7 p.m. • “Thirteen to Ninety Three” potluck supper at Interlakes Hall: 6 p.m. on Nov. 16. • Cariboo Horsey Ladies Dinner and Silent Charity Auction at Wildmans Family Dining & Lounge on Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets ($30) in advance only, from The Country Pedlar, or The

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Local youth a stock car racing champ FOREST GROVE Marianne Van Osch 250 397-2625

Forest Grove’s Damian Lindberg is a young man on

the move. “I grew up around stock car racing. My grandfather Grant Powers has been racing for about 20 years,” the 17-year-old said. Damian, who is the son of Hud and Amanda Lindberg, races at the Merritt Speedway. “I was 14 when I started. The closest to my age was two years older. I started off driving a ‘78 Malibu.

“Before a race they give us two qualifying laps for pole position, slowest at the front and fastest at the back. It really doesn’t matter where you are. “The hardest thing to learn was to keep your own lane, to hold your line. Your main concern when you’re driving is that no one will spin out and hit you or that you’ll spin out and hit someone else.

“In my final race this year, I got hit a couple of times. The body of the car was kind of mangled and torn off, but the frame was fine. We’ll rebuild the car. Whenever I have free time, I’ll go up to Prince George and give Grant a hand.” Damian races an American Racing Club Association car. “ARCA cars are a step down from NASCAR cars. We usually run a 350 small-block Chev. Within one race, we can do 46 laps in a day.” He has won an impressive collection of trophies. In his first year, he won two championships and came in second overall. When he was 15 and again when he was 16, Damian took first place in his class, although he

was far younger than the other drivers. The oldest driver in his class this past season was 66. In May, Damian raced against his grandfather in the main race in Merritt. He came in first and Grant came in second. Although he has been racing only a few years, Damian has won the prestigious Most Sportsmanlike Male Driver of the year three times. This award cov-

ers all the classes run at Merritt. It is a tribute to his skill as a driver and to his sense of responsibility to the other drivers. Damian credits his success to his grandfather. “I would like to give special thanks to Grant for keeping me out there and for having a car for me to race.” He also expressed his appreciation to his Continued on B10



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While students enjoy their fall break this week, others of us try to get those last cords of wood in, check the antifreeze on the car and do any last-minute preparations needed before hunkering down for the upcoming winter weather. We have had pretty mild weather so far, although the freez-

ing rain reminded us to use caution when driving, as roads are definitely getting slippery. Dance the night away One thing to do before winter sets in on us is to come out to the dance at the Lone Butte Community Hall on Nov. 17. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the James Gang starts playing at 8, and it should be a great footstomping night. Get your advance tickets now at the Lone Butte General Store, or give the writer a call at 250-644-1555 to reserve some. Safe rides home are being offered by the


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Lone Butte Volunteer Fire Department. Volunteers needed Speaking of the fire department, things are looking good for the local department for meeting the criteria for volunteer; however, more volunteers are still needed in a variety of different positions and skill levels. Practices are on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Give fire chief Jaret Scott a call at 250-3950917 to find out how you can support this vital organization in our community. Training is constantly underway for volun-

teers, and recently, Jon Grieve and Kevin Kurath passed their Level 1 Fire Service Instructor course that was hosted by 100 Mile House Fire-Rescue. 4-H information With Heidi Meier now at the helm of the Lone Butte 4-H club, an information session will be held on Nov. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the community hall for anyone interested in learning more about what this great group is all about. Give her a call at 250-395-6039 if you are unable to make the meeting.

Sewing workshop The Other Unusual Talents (O.U.T.) group of gals have been busy swapping and trading supplies and ideas. On Nov. 20, they will be sharing some of their experience when they offer a sewing workshop at the Lone Butte community hall where they will be making a trinket box. There is a $15 fee for supplies and you are asked to R.S.V.P. with Pat McKay at 250-3952114 if you would like to attend.

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FREE DROP-IN FOR EVERYONE WITH YOUNG CHILDREN Come play, sing, explore and have fun!

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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Make plans to visit craft fair

Christmas craft fair Mark your calendars for the upcoming annual Christmas Craft Market on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the community hall.

There should be a lot to choose from for everyone on your shopping list and I hear there’s going to be some fresh baking there, too! School events Students at Horse

Lake elementary paid their respect to veterans on Nov. 9 on their last day of school before their week off for fall break. With classes resuming on Nov. 19, the Grade 6 and 7 students

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many sponsors, especially 100 Mile NAPA, Davis Leather and the Missing Links Band. A catastrophe One night, the temperature dropped to below freezing. A bitter wind blew against the back of our house. A faint meowing sound came from somewhere nearby, but nothing could be seen. In the morning, a small black cat, little more than a kitten, lay bone-thin and frozen, huddled below the dryer vent where it had crawled for a bit of warmth. The next afternoon an even smaller cat sat at the edge of the field. There are cats and kittens wandering all over the Grove, search-

ing for shelter and food. Some struggle to survive, abandoned at the dump. Cougars and coyotes may take some, but the rest have only starvation and cold ahead of them. This is a problem that will not go away until we put a stop to the number of feral cats in the Grove.

If you are not prepared to take care of a cat throughout its life, perhaps you should reconsider getting one. If you have a cat and cannot afford to care for it or have it neutered, please do the decent and responsible thing. Call the SPCA at 250395-5303.


As an employer, do you have staff who need support? PAL (Partner Assisted Learning) can help! Contact Mary at 250-395-0404 or email

will be busy practising for their upcoming volleyball tournaments. Nov. 27 will find the Grade 7s at Mile 108 Elementary School battling for top position, while the Grade 6 players will host their tournament on Nov. 28. Everyone is invited to come cheer them on. Call the school for exact game times. Celebrations The community would like to send belated birthday wishes go to my new neighbour Lynn Perkins, and welcome her family to the Lone Butte area.

We also wish Christine Gallagher a happy birthday on Nov. 12. Send information If you have any upcoming Christmas

or New Year events you would like announced in the article or any other exciting tales of adventure you would like to share in this column, please feel free to give me a call.

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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



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100 MILE q 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 charged by the centre. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting a preschool program for children three to five years old on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and on Thursdays 1:30-2:15 p.m. Pre-registration is required; call 250-39542332 or drop in at the library. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Genealogy

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Group (researching family history) meets the third Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. in the 100 Mile House Branch Library. New members are welcome. For information, call Millie at 250-395-2079. 100 MILE q Kindergym at 100 Mile Community Hall on Thursdays, 9:4511:45 a.m. Lots of free fun; parents/caregivers with children up to five years welcome. For information, call Elke at 250-395-1256. 100 MILE q The Community Kitchen and its partners are offering free homemade soup at the following locations: 100 Mile United Church, 49 Dogwood

Ave., Mondays, noon-1 p.m.; Food Bank, first and third Tuesday of month, 10-11:30 a.m.; Loaves and Fishes, second and fourth Tuesday of month, 10-11 a.m.; Women’s Centre, (women only), Tuesdays, 12:30; Fridays - Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; and Community Kitchen in The Lodge behind Red Coach Inn on Tuesdays at noon.

100 MILE q Fischer Place/ Mill Site Lodge Family Council meets every third Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the Mill Site boardroom. The council works to support quality care for residents of the facility.

For more information, contact Katherine McKibbin at 250-3956112.

100 MILE q The North Central Appaloosa Club now meets the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the A&W in 100 Mile House. For more information, contact Dennis at 250395-4232. 100 MILE q Weight Awareness Incentive Team (WAIT) meet Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at 555 Cedar Ave. in the Canadian Mental Health Building (small building in front of ambulance bays). For more information, call Sue at 250-395-1981 or Lorraine at 250-7915520.

100 MILE q The Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to improving “ The Quality of Life” for all seniors. Seniors organizations, associations, wishing to affiliate, or individuals wishing to become members please contact Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734, fax 604-576-9733 or e-mail for further information. 108 MILE q The Rock Youth Centre, 4940 Telqua Dr., is open for students in Grades 5-7 on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Call 250-791-6770 for more details.

BUFFALO CREEK q StrongStart at Buffalo Creek Elementary School on Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon in the kindergarten room. Free, drop in and play. All families with children up to age five welcome. For further information, call the school at 250-3972441. FOREST GROVE q StrongStart at Forest Grove Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.noon. Free, drop in and play. All families with children up to age five welcome. For information, call the school at 250-397-2962, or Sheila at 250-3970011.


LAC LA HACHE q StrongStart at Lac la Hache Elementary School is free, so drop in and play. All families with children up to age five are welcome on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.noon. For information, call the school at 250396-7230. LAC LA HACHE q The Lac la Hache Community Club monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Lac la Hache Community Hall. Bingo takes place every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Membership is $5 per year. For more information, contact Judy at 250-396-7298.

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Miss Eastern British Columbia Globe 2012 Katelynn Dowe pitched in as a volunteer at the 100 Mile House Lions Club auction at 100 Mile Community Hall, Nov. 3.

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The students and staff at Lac la Hache Elementary School definitely got into the spirit of Halloween by dressing up in colourful and ghoulish costumes on Oct. 31.

Mile 108 Elementary School student Madison Watson posed for a photo during the school’s Halloween celebration on Oct. 31. Meanwhile, school principal Tom “The Executioner” snuck up behind her, as he looked for his next victim.



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