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Remembering our Veterans

A color party leads the parade for a short march to Reg Small Park at the start of Remembrance Day ceremonies in Clearwater. Photos by Keith McNeill

Former Canadian paratrooper Randy Hedlund carries a baton as he acts as parade marshal for this year’s ceremonies

NT Valley Chambers host Premier in Clearwater By Jill Hayward, North Thompson Star/Journal A prime example of community partners working together took place last Friday, Nov. 9, when Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce teamed up with Barriere and District Chamber of Commerce in sponsoring a luncheon at the Royal Canadian Legion in Clearwater, with the featured guest of honour being Premier Christy Clark. The luncheon was announced just one week before the event, with tickets made available from both Chamber offices, and quickly sold out to residents from both communities. Chamber presidents, Jeff Lamond of Clearwater, and Scott Kershaw of Barriere

welcomed the Premier and luncheon attendees to the event, and then Simpcw First Nation Chief Rita Matthew officially welcomed the gathering to the Simpcw traditional territory. Matthew said she was very happy about the good relationship the communities in the area have as they work together on current projects and planning for the future. Young Clearwater singer, Lisa Lee Campbell, sang a very moving rendition of O’ Canada; even the Premier commented on how Lisa’s voice was so impressive that no one else in the room sang along. “Good things come in small packages,” said Clark, “Lisa Lee is amazing. All across this great province there are hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. Lisa Lee – I think I’ve met the next Olympian!”

Minister of the Environment Terry Lake, who is the MLA for Kamloops North Thompson, also addressed the guests and introduced Premier Christy Clark, noting he has worked with the Premier “… for the past year-and-a-half, and I have to say I don’t know anyone who works this hard, as well as parenting her son.” Clark said she was delighted to be back in Clearwater, although it had been a few years. She thanked the Simpcw for sharing their traditional territory, and noted how appropriate it was to be holding the luncheon in the Legion Hall with Remembrance Day just a few days away. “We must never forget the tremendous contribution that veterans have, and are making for us. We should never forget,” said Clark, “A very special thank you to the

folks at the Legion for all that you do all year in making sure that we never forget. Clark also said she wanted to commend all members of both Chambers “For your ongoing commitment to community building. Members come from a diversity of backgrounds ranging from forestry and agriculture, to hospitality, adventure tourism, retail, food and service industries and home-based businesses. Together you are focusing on creating local jobs, driving the local economies and enabling local communities to be the best they can be. Thank you for all that you are doing to ensure the people, families and businesses within your communities grow stronger. Together we are building a bright future for all British Columbians.” Continued on page A10 inside.




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TOTA endorses search for World Heritage status Keith McNeill Two District of Clearwater councilors got a pleasant surprise recently. At two separate meetings they found that getting Wells Gray Provincial Park recognized as a Geopark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site was a key element in Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association’s 10-year regional growth strategy. Councilor Gord Heisterman found out first, when TOTA unveiled its 10-year strategy during an event held in Vernon on Nov. 2. Heisterman was there as District

of Clearwater’s representative to Tourism Wells Gray. Two days later Jon Kreke found out as well, when TOTA included the same information in a presentation made to a Tourism BC conference in Vancouver. Heisterman and Kreke learned that getting Geopark and World Heritage status for Wells Gray Park was one of three prospective flagship projects in the TOTA strategy. The document noted that a broad level of governmental support would be required to pursue the designation in a timely manner. It recommended as well that consideration also be given to developing an

consultation with tourism agencies repinterpretative facility that would become a resenting 90 communities, the Canadian key attraction within the North Thompson Tourism Commission, Tourism BC, corridor. Such a facility would play a sigAboriginal Tourism British Columbia, nificant role in capitalizing on current bus go2 and the Okanagan Valley Economic tour traffic and European interest in Wells Development Society. Gray, the strategy-writers felt. “We are known too much as a sun Other prospective flagship projects and beaches destination,” said Glenn mentioned were development of an interMandziuk, chief executive officer. nationally acclaimed culinary center of “We want to create exceptional experiexcellence in the Okanagan, and building ences that will draw visitors here every a country music hall of fame, possibly in Merritt. month of the year.” TOTA’s 10-year strategy, titled “Embracing Our Potential,” is the “When you need us, we’re close by” outcome of a two-year program of

Simpcw ask for slower pace on Harper Creek development Keith McNeill Close to two-dozen members of Simpcw Frist Nation and supporters held a threehour information picket at the Highway 5 turnoff to Vavenby on Thursday. Purpose of the demonstration was to draw public attention to Simpcw concerns about the proposed Harper Creek Mine. “Once the environmental assessment is submitted there will be only 210 days for the province to approve it,” said Simpcw Chief Rita Matthew. “That isn’t enough time, we feel, to review the plan.” Yellowhead Mining is predicting a lifespan for its open pit mine of 28 years, she pointe out.

“That’s only one generation, but the impact will be felt for an unknown length of time, certainly three to five generations. Once it is done, it is gone forever,” said the chief. First Nations have rights and responsibilities regarding developments within their traditional territories, she said. Matthew said these rights were “given back” in the Canadian Constitution and in the Delgamuukw case. The Delgamuukw case in particular means Frist Nations should expect to receive benefits from developments within their territory. There can be no question the site of the proposed Harper Creek mine is within their territory, the chief said.

The area is still used by band members for hunting and berrypicking. They have documented these uses extensively. An archeological survey has found two rock cairns within the proposed mine site. Although their purpose has not yet been determined, they potentially could be sacred burial sites. Although several public forums have been held in the Valley to talk about the mine, the Simpcw have not been fully involved until now. The chief noted that the band has protocol agreements with the municipal governments within its traditional territory, from Valemount to Barriere. She said they looked forward to working with others in

the Valley to maximize the long-term benefits of the mine. “We’re not opposed to the mine. We know this is an economically depressed area. We just want to explain our side of the picture,” the chief said. According to Yellowhead Mining’s website, the company has signed general services agreements with Simpcw First Nation and the Adams Lake Indian Band. The company also is in the process of negotiating a benefit sharing agreement with Simpcw First Nation, and is looking at ways to work with local First Nations on employment and training opportunities associated with the construction and operation of the Harper Creek project.

The proposed Harper Creek mine would be a copper-gold-silver open pit located about 10 km southwest of Vavenby.

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What’s Happening DANGER TREE MITIGATION To remove danger trees in the Weyerhaeuser Pioneer Park between November 15th-18th. COMMUNITY RECREATION PROGRAM - ADVERTING OPPORTUNITY If you are interested in advertising your business or community activity / event in the next Community Recreation brochure, please contact Penny Harper at by November 23rd. FUNDRAISING: UNITED WAY The District of Clearwater is challenging the District of Barriere in a friendly competition to see who can sign up the highest number of people who will to donate to the United Way in a combined effort to raise money to support the 2012 United Way Campaign in the North Thompson Valley. For more information visit Also, watch for Free Family Skating and fundraiser event at the Sportsplex . LANDFILL/TRANSFER STATION WINTER HOURS: Open: Sunday through Thursday 9am-5pm. Closed: Friday and Saturday FUNDRAISER FOR CLEARWATER FOOD BANK The ‘Kraft Food for Families’ is a fundraiser for rural Food Banks throughout Canada with populations under 10,000. There are 21 participating Food Banks for B.C. and the Northern Territories. Through the Kraft Food for Families program they all have an opportunity to raise a sizable amount of funds. The money donated by the community’s involvement in the Kraft Food for Families Program includes funding resources like replacing old equipment, space & storage, and gas for vehicles for food pickup and delivery to the Food Bank. These are all an expensive drain on the Food Banks resources. This is the easiest fundraiser ever! All you have to do is log on to once a day, every day from now until December 31st, 2012 and select Clearwater Food Bank from a drop down menu. For each log on the food bank receives .50 cents. Anyone who lives in Canada can participate, so please tell all your friends, family & contacts to log on to and select the Clearwater Food Bank. Upcoming Events November 18 - Winter Wonderland & Craft Fair November 24 - Blackpool Craft Fair November 29 - Beta Sigma Phi Craft Auction December 2 - Rotary Christmas Tree Light Up December 7-9 - Clearwater Elks Christmas Bazaar Upcoming Meetings of Council November 20th, 2012 - Infrastructure Committee meeting – 5:00pm November 20th, 2012 - Regular Council Meeting – 7:00pm December 4th, 2012 - Regular Council Meeting – 7:00pm

Members of Simpcw First Nation and supporters hold an information picket at the Highway 5 Vavenby turnoff on Thursday. Close to two-dozen people took part in the demonstration, which was intended to draw attention to Yellowhead Mining’s proposed lead-zinc mine at Harper Creek. Photo by Keith McNeill

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“ It's never too late — in fiction or in life — to revise.” - Nancy Thayer, writer Guest editorial by John Garbett

Birth of a new Christmas tradition

Where does the money go from the Poppy funds? Editor, The Times: What happens to the money collected from the poppy trays? All funds collected during the poppy campaign are held in trust by the local branch of The Royal Canadian Legion. The basic purpose and obligations of the Poppy Trust Fund are to assist: • Any person who is serving or who has honorably served in the Canadian Forces and their dependants who are in need of assistance. • Merchant Navy personnel who are eligible for and who have been awarded campaign stars or decorations and their dependants who are in need of assistance. • Ex-service personnel of allied countries who are resident in

Canada and their dependants who are in need of assistance. These funds may only be used for emergency assistance, which is defined as shelter, food, fuel, clothing, prescription medicine and necessary transportation. Assistance cannot be continued over an extended period but may be offered more than once to an individual. The poppy donations can also be used for: • The awarding of a bursary to a child, grandchild or great grandchild of a veteran or serving member of the Canadian Forces. • Affordable housing for our veterans, seniors and their dependants. • Legion Veteran’s Transition programs - a

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relief and recovery program for trauma stress at UBC and the military skills conversion program at BCIT. • Housing for homeless veterans, such as Cockrell House in Victoria. • Poppy funds can also be used for repairs to care facilities, medical training and medical research, meals on wheels, disaster relief, restoration of monuments and the support of Cadet Units to name a few. There are also a number of expenditures where poppy trust funds are not authorized for use. Poppy Trust Funds are there to assist all Veterans and their dependants, whether they live in Clearwater or Victoria. This is just a small insight into the works of the Poppy Fund - there are many more. Your donations (not the sale of poppies as we do not sell them) go along way in assisting our Veterans in need. On behalf of all Veterans - Thank you for your continued support of our Poppy Campaign.

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As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Canadians with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -merchandise that has been produced at the expense of Canadian labor. This year will be different. This year Canadians will give the gift of genuine concern for other Canadians. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, that nothing can be found that is produced by Canadians hands. Yes there is! It’s time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper? Everyone — yes everyone gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local Canadian hair salon or barber? Gym membership? It’s appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement. Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, Canadian owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates. Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down the Benjamines on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course. There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn’t the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn’t about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town Canadian with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open. How many people couldn’t use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the Canadian working guy? Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom

would love the services of a local cleaning lady for a day. My computer could use a tune-up, and I knowI can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running. Okay, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes. Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre. Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands. Honestly, people, do you really need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of lights, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice big tip. You see, Christmas is no longer about draining Canadian pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about us, encouraging Canadian small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Canadians, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn’t imagine. This is the new, “Canadian Christmas tradition.” Forward this to everyone on your mailing list — post it to discussion groups— throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in your city — send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations, and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn’t that what Christmas is about? Buy Canadian — be Canadian — The job you save might be your own

Laws against slavery are not being enforced Editor, The Times:

Listening to the information presented by Vienna Moilliet at the Pies of Freedom event she organized on Saturday, Nov. 3 left me with a lot to think about. First, I am so impressed that a young woman would take on such a difficult topic as the slavery in our world today. The fact that she tackled the issue and raised the level of consciousness of the folks who attended this event is truly admirable and speaks to the quality of youth we have in our neighbourhood. Being proactive makes all the difference in the world. As a person who has been involved in educational programs in third world coun-

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tries I know well the phrase "think globally and act locally." One of the points made in the film Vienna showed was, laws opposing slavery are in place in every country in the world and the law not being enforced because of the fear oppressed people live under contributes to the support of slavery. I wonder about those folks in our community who are living in fear of speaking out against injustices that may be affecting their lives.I wonder about women who live in abusive situations and stay there because of economic reasons. I wonder about folks who are caregiving loved ones and have lost their freedom to the

demands of that care. I wonder about those caught up in addictive behaviours who are slaves to their habits. And I wonder if because these forms of slavery are so close to us, we become accustomed to them and don't notice how our neighbours may be suffering. Because of Vienna Moiliett's leadership and example of compassion and concern, I for one will be paying closer attention to my community and the needs of people who are asking for support. As well, I will continue to find ways to support the global community by speaking up for justice and not comfortably looking the other way.

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Premier questions severance for recalled MLAs By Tom Fletcher, Black Press VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark has questioned a decision made in secret by an all-party committee to extend $127,000 in severance pay to MLAs who are recalled by voters. The decision was made in February 2011, at a time when recall campaigns were targeting B.C. Liberal MLAs over the imposition of the harmonized sales tax. It was belatedly disclosed in minutes from the Legislative Assembly Management Committee, which began public disclosure of its proceedings this fall after a critical report from B.C. Auditor General John Doyle. The severance amount equals 15 months of an MLA's base salary, which was frozen at

MLA for Penticton, was one of the B.C. Liberals targeted in anti-HST recall efforts that fell short. Barisoff defended the decision Thursday, telling reporters that MLAs who are recalled because of cabinet decisions rather than personal misconduct deserve severance so they can make the transition to another job. It can be difficult for defeated MLAs to find work, he said. The committee decided in 2007 to raise MLA pay to the current level, and set a formula for cost-of-living increases. The premier's base pay was set at 190 per cent of base MLA pay, while cabinet ministers and the leader of the opposition make 150 per cent. The premier and cabinet ministers have since been subject to a 10 per cent pay cut as long as the B.C. budget is in deficit

$101,859 a year in 2010, when the B.C. government imposed a two-year freeze on public service salaries. Severance has been available to MLAs defeated in elections since 2007, and also to those who retire at election time before reaching six years in office, when they becoming eligible for a lucrative pension. Clark was asked Thursday about extending severance to recalled MLAs. She said the government doesn't control the committee, which is chaired by legislative speaker Bill Barisoff and has both B.C. Liberal and NDP members. "I think a lot of people in a tough economy would look at that and say they don't get it, and I am one of those people," Clark said. Clark added she has not had an opportunity to speak to committee members. Barisoff,

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Should there be a referendum on the roundabout? Editor, The Times:

I too would like to pass along my thoughts on the proposed traffic circle, as I am opposed to it. We taxpayers just spent a significant amount of tax dollars to install a pedestrian operated crosswalk at that location on the highway. I have not heard any opposition to it. So why do we want to now take it out? The location within the valley for the highest level of all types of accidents, e.g. pedestrian, vehicle, bikes, etc., is the Wells Gray Hotel

it would severely impair driver vision and they should be located as regular billboards along the highway. If you troll through the Internet, you can find many locations in many countries where these circles have been taken out from highway locations. Perhaps our government should at least pause to find out why this is occurring. There are some located in residential neighborhoods, and since traffic is generally slower in those locations, they are per-

intersection. Various levels of government spend millions promoting safety, so why not fix our biggest safety problem with the traffic circle dollars as a base to finance the work? As far as I know, there are no traffic circles between Vancouver and Halifax on this particular highway, but there are many traffic lights, which work just fine. It has additionally been proposed by some to install billboards within the circle to promote Wells Gray Park. To me this seems like

haps okay there, as they seem to provide a place for municipal governments to plant flowers, etc. I have NOT talked to anyone outside of government who is in favor of these circles - perhaps there should be a referendum on it. I have talked to truckers from large companies who say their operation will switch to hauling

east from Kamloops or north from Cache Creek to avoid a traffic circle. That is quite a loss of revenue in terms of fuel, meals, accommodation, etc. Is that something we want?

Chuck Emery Clearwater, B.C.

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Haunted House collects items for the Food Bank Editor, The Times: Clearwater and District Food Bank would like to sincerely thank the Smith / Morgan families for their generous support of the Food Bank and dedication to the community. For those that don't know Mike and Sindy Smith, they and Sindy's family, the Morgans, are the people that do the Haunted House on Wyndhaven Place each year. The Morgan side of the family come up from

Surrey, taking time off work and away from their own lives and schedules, to put on a fabulous two-evening event for our community. For the last four years they have turned this into a fundraiser for the Food Bank. This year's theme was a Carn-evil, a 3D experience not to be forgotten. Who knew clowns could be so freaky? The many hours of hard work and personal expense cannot be overstated. Well over

300 people, young and old, shrieked and squealed their way through and left laughing. Despite the weather, the atmosphere was great. The teens and young people were amazing always pleasant, polite and respectful. Safety Mart provided hot chocolate, Home Hardware provided popcorn and popcorn maker, goodies were by Mike, Sindy and family and other goodies by the Food Share Program. Admission was by

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YEARS AGO: Blue River RCMP was searching for Norman Anderson, an 88-year-old trapper and prospector who was missing from his cabin 15 miles north of town. He had first come to the valley in 1913 to clear the rightof-way for the railway. He received two medals during World War I. Only nine of the 70 members of the North Thompson Ambulance Association attended the organization’s annual meeting. The lack of a quorum made it impossible to conduct business.


YEARS AGO: Ranchers and farmers were preparing to form the Clearwater Agricultural Society. The first meeting was to be held at the Ted Mackenzie residence. More than 100 children, most in costume, attended a Halloween party in the Blue River Community Hall.

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YEARS AGO: The search for five Clearwater men ended when their downed Cessna 180 was found on Deception Mountain near Williams Lake. The five had been missing for about three weeks. A crewman from a search and rescue helicopter based in Comox reported no sign of life at the plane. Betty Handy coordinated the Remembrance Day services held at Clearwater Secondary School, with assistance from Legion padre Rev. Max deHammil. Gary Dickson and Tony Irvine later led the crowd at the Legion Lounge in singing some of the songs popular during the war years. Kurt Odermatt of Vavenby reported to police that someone had shot one of his lambs in the leg, apparently with a high-powered rifle.


YEARS AGO: A limit of 130 maids, knights, scholars, fools and mystics took part

BACK IN TIME in North Thompson Concert Committee’s second annual Medieval Feast at Blackpool hall. A play by Robert Woollard, “Eyam,” told the story of a village in the Middle Ages in England that isolated itself during an outbreak of the plague — relating to the nursery rhyme Ring around the Rosie. Closing Avola, Birch Island and Vavenby Annex would save the school district $90,000 per year. Avola parents were the most vociferous that their school remain open.


YEARS AGO: Clearwater Secondary School Junior Girls volleyball team won the Okanagan Championships for the first time ever. Coaches

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were Suzanne Flear and Kathy Thompson. Board members of the Cariboo-Thompson Library System got flak from local residents over construction of a new library in Clearwater. There should have been more public consultation, they were told.


YEARS AGO: Susan Cardinal, a journalist with CBC Radio, was in the North Thompson Valley interviewing people about a proposed water diversion to California. The material was to be used as part of a series on the politics of water on Lister Sinclair’s “Ideas” program. The Ministry of Forests’ value-added program had done little to provide secondary

manufacturing jobs, said Clearwater sawmill owner Joe Wadlegger. He and Ken Ferguson were preparing a submission to a committee of the Legislature looking into the matter.


YEARS AGO: No one was hurt when a Remembrance Day fire destroyed the Birch Island home of Marvin and Bev Williams. Despite a valiant community effort, the house was completely inundated with flames in a matter of minutes. Silviculture contractors were seeing red over FRBC’s formation of a Forest Worker Agency that would require their non-union workers to become members of the IWA to keep their

current jobs. North Thompson Silviculture Contractors’ Association president Chuck Emery described the model as “strange.” An obituary recounted the life of James MacLennan. He had been born at Raft River in 1911, the first boy of European descent born in the valley.


YEARS AGO: MLA Kevin Krueger said a fuss about the Little Fort and McLure ferries stopping operations was unfounded. His government was seeking private operators to take the ferries over. Garret Toma brought home a gold medal from the Fall classic in Vancouver. His next event was to be the nationals in Winnipeg during mid March.


YEARS AGO: Between 50 and 60 workers at the Canfor mill in Vavenby

received indefinite layoff notices. Adams Lake Lumber was shutting down. The reasons cited for the indefinite shut down by the company, Interfor, were the rising Canadian dollar and record low lumber prices. Three motor vehicle accidents occurred during the first snowfall of the year. Fortunately no one was injured.


YEAR AGO: Yellowhead Mining announced it had bought the former Weyerhaeuser sawmill site near Vavenby. Purchase price for the 79.3 ha property was $2.2 million. The company intended to use it as a rail load-out for its proposed Harper Creek copper-gold-silver mine. Tim Pennell, incumbent TNRD director for Wells Gray Country (Area A), faced off against challenger Cheryl Thomas during an all-candidates’ forum in Vavenby. About two dozen people attended.


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Kinder Morgan drops Raft as pipeline route option Keith McNeill Kinder Morgan is no longer looking at the Raft River Valley as a possible route for twinning its Trans Mountain pipeline. “At one point, we were looking at the Raft River as a possible routing option,” said project director Greg Toth. “However, given the information we have today, the Raft River is no longer a viable option and we won’t be considering that route any further.” Running a pipeline through the Raft Valley was one of the chief local concerns the company heard during a public information session held at the Wells Gray Inn on Wednesday, Nov. 7. “That’s good to hear,” commented Tim Pennell, Thompson-Nicola Regional District director for Wells Gray Country (Area A). “I spoke against it when the company made a presentation to the regional district several months ago. It would have opened up a whole new area. “Quite a few people were against it. Some described it as ‘pristine wilderness,’ which isn’t really true,

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Kinder Morgan project director Greg Toth (l) discusses plans to twin Trans Mountain pipeline with Tim Pennell, TNRD director for Wells Gray Country. They were attending a public information meeting at the Wells Gray Inn on Nov. 7. Photo by Keith McNeill because there has been logging and so on in there, but it is wilderness.” The Raft River route apparently was being considered because of difficult terrain near Messiter Summit north of Avola. Pennell said Kinder Morgan followed extremely high environmental standards when it twinned the pipe-

last April that it intended to twin knowledge studies, and environits Trans Mountain pipeline. The mental and sociological assesscompany had earlier held an "open ments. season" (a call for long-term bindThe company intends to ing contracts) to get commitments file a comprehensive Facilities from its customers for the increased Application with the National capacity. Energy Board in late 2013. If approval is received, conIn the North Thompson Valley, struction would begin in 2016. The the project would involve construcexpanded pipeline would start opertion of a 30-inch pipeline from ating in 2017. north of Albreda to Darfield, and the reactivation of an existing second pipeline from Darfield to 17th Annual Black Pines. There would be a new pumping station at McMurphy (adjacent to the existing station), and arts & Craft Fair two new pumping stations at Black SUNDAY NOV. 18 Pines. Kinder Morgan 10am - 2 pm is presently continuing its engageWELLS GRAY INN ment with the CONFERENCE CENTRE public, as well as undertaking routing studies, traditional

line through Jasper National Park a few years ago, and he expects the company will do the same here. “I don’t see a negative impact from twinning in this area,” he said. “I expect we will see a lot of money and a lot of jobs in the Valley for a year.” Kinder Morgan announced

Municipal auditor general starts in January By Tom Fletcher, Black Press VICTORIA - Chartered accountant Basia Ruta starts work in January as B.C.'s first auditor general for local governments. The new position caused a stir among local politicians when Premier Christy Clark made it part of her leadership bid for the B.C. Liberal Party. Her platform promised to expand the provincial auditor-general's office to include a municipal auditor, and to "review the municipal taxation formula." Clark's ministers for local government, Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong and now Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett, have emphasized that the Surrey-based Auditor General for Local Government will compare similar communities through performance audits and publish non-binding recom-

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convention. Some complained about an extra layer of costly bureaucracy, while others said the province was going to impose tax rate changes on communities. Those concerns faded as local politicians were assured they wouldn't lose autonomy, and also faced the prospect of campaigning against extra accountability. Clark promised there would be no costs passed on to local governments to run the auditor's office. UBCM president Mary Sjostrum, mayor

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Trucking industry facing shortage of workers Black Press Staff Job seekers are in luck when it comes to the commercial road transportation industry in British Columbia. Trucking companies throughout BC require professional drivers, mechanics, dispatchers and operations staff right now, which means that 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 are a number of reasons for this. For truck drivers, the industry is facing a North America-wide shortage because most are 45 years of age or older and nearing retirement (in fact, in Canada, according to a report by the Canada Trucking Human Resources Council,

58 percent of longhaul truck drivers fall in this age range). Similar shortages exist for other jobs, including diesel engine and heavy duty mechanics. Aside from worker shortages, economic growth in the AsiaPacific Gateway is also driving demand for workers in transportation. This applies not only to companies in the Lower Mainland, but in other regions as well, since the AsiaPacific “Gateway” is actually made up of an integrated supply chain of airports, seaports, rail and road connections, and border crossings, from Prince Rupert to Surrey, with links supplied by trucking. Today’s trucking industry is an exciting place to be. Equipment in many companies is state of the art, meaning

increased comfort and ease for drivers and opportunities for mechanics to work with technologically advanced systems, keeping both their skills and interest engaged. Dispatch relies on sophisticated tracking and routing systems. Others on the operations side also use information technology of

ling across Canada or North America can become long-haul drivers for an employer or work as owneroperators. Drivers may haul consumer goods, fuel, logs, heavy-duty equipment, livestock – most of what we purchase or consume spent some time on the road with a commercial truck! If you already have experience as a driver, mechanic or operations worker, most companies advertise jobs on their websites. Members of the BC Trucking Association from across the province may post jobs under Careers on, and the provincial and federal governments maintain job sites at WorkBC (http:// Jobs/) and Working in Canada (http://www.

For information on trucking careers in general, see www. many kinds to deal with everything from licences and permits, to customer services, accounting, sales and marketing. And, people joining the industry have many career choices. Drivers, for example, may work close to home as pick-up and delivery or short-haul drivers. Those who like the idea of travel-

workingincanada. - choose to Explore Careers by Occupation, then by Region). Within your own community, it may also pay to approach a company you’d like to work for, drop off a résumé and inquire if and when they’ll be hiring. If you’d like to enter the industry but need training, there are also many avenues to explore. Although there is not a standard training course for professional drivers, there are numerous private schools throughout BC that offer programs. For information on transportation trades in BC, including mechanics and other technicians, visit transCDA (http:// And for information on trucking careers in general, see www. Your own community and region depend on trucking. It may also offer the right career for you.

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Busy day at Vavenby's Christmas craft fair The Vavenby Craft Fair, organized by Barb Pennell was held on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Vavenby Community Hall. There were 12 vendors and a concession run by Pennell. One could satisfy their hunger and thirst by buying hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. As soon as the doors opened a lot of smiling people came rushing in. Pennell wondered how many might have forgotten about the time change the night before. Available for purchase was homemade jewellery by Joanna Weber, Ecki’s

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wood carvings, cards, pendants, and other art work by him, Watkins, Avon, Dreams and Delusions art work, and hand crafted canes and wire puzzles made by Joe Schulte. Both thrift stores had tables. Marshall Peebles and Antoine Ellis volunteered

their time at the Fine Things Thrift Store table to be used towards high school community service hours that all students now have to earn. There were a lot of tables with blankets, knitted hats, gloves, children’s jackets, and Christmas decorations.

Maryse and Johan Raes of Clearwater were selling their delicious homemade Belgian chocolates and candies. One table was run by three young sisters Shenelle, Tamaralee, and Lisalee Campbell - who had crocheted purses, hats, doll clothes, and a backpack for sale. All items were one of a kind. It was busy all day long and the vendors were happy with the number of their sales. At one point everyone focussed on Lisalee Campbell instead Maryse and Johan Raes sell Belgian chocolates and candies at the of purchases as she sang a Vavenby Craft Fair on Nov. 4 at the Vavenby Community Hall. song called Listen to the Photo by Robyn Rexin Crowd.

Haida Gwaii resident with Clearwater roots shares earthquake experience Former Clearwater resident Bonnie Walker tells of her experience when a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit Haida Gwai on Saturday evening Oct. 27.

Bonnie Walker As you know, I reside in Skidegate on Haida Gwaii, with my partner Will and our two daughters Dylan and Marin. We were going about a pretty average evening when the earthquake started at just after 8 p.m. When it started, Will and I thought it was our washing machine off balance from the spin cycle, but within seconds we of course realized that it was an earthquake, and a large quake at that. We grabbed our daughters and climbed under our kitchen table, our house was literally swaying back forth forth around us. The power went out, and the quake must have lasted another 30-40 seconds after — the intensity increased as the seconds passed. We waited for several minutes, then Willie got out and checked to make sure that there was nothing hazardous, glass or items that could fall on us, then the girls and I climbed out. We did have various items fall off the counter, books came out of the shelves, nothing broken just stuff scattered about, but at this point our real panic set in. We live quite high up, well above the tsunami zone, but our

concern for the safety of family and friends, and for them to be moving to a safe spot was a fear more overwhelming than the earthquake itself. Amazingly, our girls settled quite quickly once the shaking was over. Power outages are regular around here, so lighting candles and being in the dark wasn’t out of the ordinary!!! We got ahold of family members who live up coast in an area called Lawn Hill, and thet were on their way up a logging road to higher ground, and my sister in law came up to our house with her family, so one by one everyone’s whereabouts

was putting us at ease. We started worrying about the size of this quake, and contacted family on Vancouver Island to see if we could gauge the strength of it, but they hadn’t felt anything in Duncan. By this point our street was flooded with vehicles making their way up high, which was great, it was reassuring to see everyone thinking about safety. We aren’t strangers here to earthquakes and tsunami warnings but the severity is usually low on the scales, I believe that the destruction in Thailand and Japan is still so fresh in everyone’s minds, and





because of media on all levels, we learned how quickly we all need to act in these situations. We have continued to experience aftershocks, and they continue to keep our island on edge, but the tremors are a great sign that the earth is settling and although we could experience another quake tomorrow, chances are it won’t happen for many years down the road. Our communities were deeply saddened at the loss of our Hotsprings ( as they have always been a source of enjoyment and the waters are believed to have healing qualities, but I have read that this


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Tickets quickly sell out for Premiers luncheon Continued from page A1 Clark also noted in regard to where the province was headed in the future, “It isn’t about opinions, appearances,

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The Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia, takes a moment to chat with long time Clearwater resident Eva Buck during the 'Lunch With The Premier' in Clearwater on Friday, Nov. 9. After the luncheon the Premier was on site at Evergreen Acres to assist Buck and other members of the community in officially cutting the ribbon to the new senior's housing project, Ed Buck Manor, named after Eva Buck's husband. Photos by Jill Hayward

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(L to r) Barriere and District Chamber of Commerce president Scott Kershaw, and Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce president Jeff Lamond welcome guests to the 'Lunch With The Premier'. The event was held in Clearwater on Friday, Nov. 9, and co-hosted by the two Chambers. Valley was very much in need of power to bring in more industry and more jobs, and he thanked the Premier “… for sitting at that table.” Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick was also in attendance and told the gathering he had been “..talking to ranchers and orchardists, trying to make sure we are doing things right in support of these families in the agriculture business.” Other guests at the head table included District of Barriere Councillor Pat Paula who was acting mayor for the event, and Thompson Nicola Regional District Chair Randy Murray. The Royal Canadian Legion, and the Aboriginal Sharing Centre presented gifts to Premier Clark , Chief Matthew, and Lisa Lee Campbell. Right: Premier Christy Clark chats with Clearwater businessman Al Peters, of Wyndhaven Cottage B&B, during the Nov. 9, 'Lunch With The Premier,' sponsored by the Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce, and the Barriere and District Chamber of Commerce, Royal Canadian Legion #259 in Clearwater.

Clearwater resident, Lisa Lee Campbell, presents an incredibly moving and impressive rendition of O' Canada during the 'Lunch With The Premier,' In the background are Hettie Buck and Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick.

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Premier Christy Clark speaks to the residents and guests at Evergreen Acres on Nov. 9. The Premier was in attendance to cut the ribbon and officially open Ed Buck Manor.

Premier Christy Clark along with other members of the community cut the ribbon to officially open the new senior's housing project, Ed Buck Manor, on Friday Nov. 9 . Photo by Merlin Blackwell

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Jean Gross to speak on behalf of Gordon, myself and our neighbours here at Evergreen Acres. To start off, I’ll say it’s a great place to live. I like it. I like my (our) apartment. I like the fact that we can live in our old age in dignity and respect. I appreciate the fact it is affordable. Also, I get to enjoy nature looking out my windows. As always, before I do any public speaking, I turn to books (real books). My handiest resource book was the “Upper North Thompson Reflections,” printed in 1996. This book gives a clear history of Evergreen Acres Senior Citizens Home Society, the article I referred to was written by Vi Mayer. So many people to thank for believing Evergreen Acres was needed and who worked hard to get it built. The official opening was held on May 14, 1977. With the first readiest moving in that very day. As Lloyd Strickland said in the

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(l-r) MLA Dr. Terry Lake, administrator of Evergreen Acres Marion Walker and Premier Christy Clark, pose for a photo during the opening of Ed Buck Manor Nov. 9. Photo by Andrew Cant dedication address at the official opening in 1977. This building is for the use of those in our community who have reached a point in their lives, that while the spirit remains young the body says “slow down.” Evergreen Acres is a beautiful spot. It gives us a place to live that is free from all the confusing obligations of this so-called modern world. No one living here ever has a need to be lonely. It provides us with a safe and secure home. Everyone living here and involved in the care and direction of the daily and future needs of life, has to seek, understand and tolerate the opinions of all who live here. As the official dedication /opening of the Ed Buck Manor happens

today. We once again have a great number of people to be thankful for it. Sadly there are still many people who need places like Evergreen Acres. It takes many people to make it happen. Here at Evergreen Acres, we are thankful for all past, current and future board members. Past administrators and our current administrators, the Home Care people that help those that need help and our neighbours, friends and the community. Clearwater really is a great place to live, for all ages. The end, I hate long winded speeches (listening to and giving), so this is the end. If I repeated myself a time or two, remember, I’m old and it’s okay!

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All packages are designed to safely introduce these snow sports to beginners, or to re-introduce them to people who are out of practice. All Discover packages include: · a ticket for beginner lifts at ski areas and beginner trails at cross-country areas · rentals of ski, cross-country ski or snowboard equipment · a one-hour group lesson from a certified ski and snowboard instructor. Prices for Discover packages vary from ski area to ski area, with the average price at about $45.00 per person. Three-Lesson Packages And don’t forget to ask ski areas about their Three-Lesson and Three-Step Discover Skiing and Snowboarding packages. Pros from the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance and the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors can help new skiers and riders continue to learn with three discounted Discover lessons. For more information on all-inclusive Discover Skiing, Discover Snowboarding and Discover Cross-Country packages, call your local ski area. (In Quebec, these discounted programs are called Iniski and Inisurf.) A complete list of participating areas is included on the Canadian Ski Council’s website:

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Pie auction raises funds to combat modern slavery Robyn Rexin A lot of people came out to the Clearwater Baptist Church on the evening of Nov. 3 for a Pies for Freedom event that had been organized by Vienna Moilliet. Money was being raised to go to the International Justice Mission (IJM) to be used to free women in sex slavery in India and to provide aftercare. When people arrived at the church they went around to look at the 25 delicious looking pies that had been donated by companies and individuals to be bid on. It was a silent auction. There were also about two dozen cute little mini pies in jars (L-r) John Gerber, Val Gerber and Seth Moilliet sing during the Pies for Freedom event on Nov. made by the girls of the 3 in the Clearwater Baptist Church. Hidden is Colleen Rothwell on bass. There are more slaves joint church youth group Y2C. These pies could also in the world today than ever before, John Gerber told the audience. Photos by Keith McNeill be bid on. At 7 p.m. everyone was called into the sanctuary of been freed by IJM. After true stories. There was a Seth Moilliet, and Colleen the church. Moilliet welthe video people rushed out video called At The End of Rothwell then provided comed everyone for coming music. and did more bidding on the Slavery that showed people out and gave instructions on pies. There was some very in different countries tellSeth Moilliet and Lorina how the evening was to run. McLeod gave two tearing how they became slaves stiff competition, which had Valerie and John Gerber, everyone laughing and wonand then how they had ful monologues, based on

for a first time event. dering who would end up Moilliet was very grateful to with the pie. everyone who donated pies Vienna narrated a story that she wrote that she called and to those who bought them. She said that she felt God and Suffering. It was relaxed throughout the eveabout a child going to God ning. Everyone had a good and asking Him to end the time and took their treasures suffering in the world. The home to satisfy their sweet message of the story was tooth. that it was up to everybody of the world to do his or her part in getting rid of it. There was more live music and bidding ended at 9 p.m. Donated door prizes were handed out and then everybody was told who got the various pies. The highest pie bid came to $130 for a peanut butter pie donated by the High Five Diner in Little Fort. The diner also donated a huge pumpkin Vienna Moilliet holds one of 25 pies pie. that were sold by silent auction The total during a Pies for Freedom event she amount of money raised came to organized. Nearly $1,200 was raised $1,196.68, an for the ďŹ ght against modern slavery. incredible amount

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Two day road block finds 52 private vehicles with defects Central Interior TrafÄc Services Clearwater Now that winter driving conditions are upon us, the Clearwater Central Interior Traffic Services set up to drive an important message home to the motoring public. During Nov. 6 and 7, the objective of this initiative was to conduct road checks to locate and remove vehicles from the highways that are unsafe; to remove commercial vehicle from the roadways that are mechanically unsafe; to educate drivers on winter driving safety and all around vehicle requirements/safety; to ensure that commercial trucks are car-

to rying chains; to ensure t be kept off the highC L E A R W A T E R way drivers and passengers in w until such time that motor vehicles are weart the vehicle passes an ing seatbelts as required; a authorized inspection. Fifty-two private as well as to target the t vehicles and three unit’s strategic priorities v commercial vehicles of making the highways c 1-800-222-TIPS were deemed to have safer for the motoring w Clearwater RCMP Report defects that warranted public through enforced the ment and education. t owners to be issued Inspectors, Mobile Area V Vehicle I t M bil A hi l These road checks were set up in Inspectors and the Department of a Notice and Order, to have the defects/omissions immediately and around several communities, Fisheries. corrected and then for the owner including Clearwater, Vavenby During this two day initiato present their vehicle to an and Little Fort. This Joint Forces tive, these goals were definitely Operation included enforcemet and surpassed in many cases RCMP detachment to prove these defects/omissions were corment units from the Clearwater with the following numbers: rected. The initiative also saw Central Interior Traffic Services, Thirteen private vehicles and 18 violation tickets issued for Kamloops Central Interior three commercial vehicles were motor vehicle act offences that Traffic Services, Kamloops removed from the roadway, due ranged from speed, no drivers Integrated Road Safety Unit, to unsafe defects on these vehiCommercial Motor Vehicle cles which warranted the vehicle licence, vehicle defects, and no

insurance. Approximately 775 vehicles were checked during the two day road check. The RCMP would like to remind the motoring public to place extra attention to switching their attitude to driving to match the winter driving conditions that are ahead. Winter tires are an important and integral piece of vehicle safety during the winter months. The RCMP would like to encourage owners to consider equipping their vehicles with proper winter tires. As well, the RCMP would like drivers to drive defensively and to lower their speeds to match road conditions. Road safety is something that is imperative for each one of us to participate in.


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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. ~ Mark Twain

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CARPENTER — FOUNDATION PROGRAM Graduates will receive credit for ¿rst year apprenticeship technical training. Dates:: February 4, 2013 – July 2013 Dates Education Requirements: Grade 12 graduation or equivalent Placement on the Entry Assessment Test for English at an 0500 level Placement on the Entry Assessment Test for Math at an 05000 level To arrange for the carpentry pre-test contact TRU @ 250.674.3530 Costs:Tuition: Costs :Tuition: $2,652.30 Ancillary Fees: $543.42 Books & supplies: $400 - $600


Nov 29 – Dec 2: Craft Sale - Christmas at the Cottage Open House, 11 am – 8 pm, 3684 Birch Is. Lost Creek Rd. Dec 2: Clearwater Rotary Christmas Tree Light Up Dec 7: Upper Legion Hall, Blue River – Fri night Welcome to Winter Dance. Dec. 7-9: December Bazaar, Elks Hall, Clearwater Dec. 31: New Years Eve Bullarama, NT Agriplex, Barriere, Jan 1: New Year’s Day Buffet at Blue River Community Hall.

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ONGOING EVENTS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Clearwater Choir: Youth 3:30 - 5 pm; Adult 6:30 - 9 pm, Tuesdays, Clearwater Christian Church • Crafts & Conversations with Cheryl. Tuesdays 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Center. Phone 674-3703 for more info. • Clearwater Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9:00 am – Noon. For more information please call Anne at 250-674-3444. • Clearwater-Vavenby Lions Bingo: Every 2nd Tues. Elks Hall. 250-587-6269 • M&M (Mrs. & Ms.) Social. Last Sun of the mth Wells Gray Inn. 1pm: 587-6503 • Blackpool Community Hall Coffee House; Local musicians – every 2nd Fri. of the month watch for posters. Doors open 6:30 pm. Concession, $3 or 2 for $5. • Clearwater Elks Bingo - every 2nd Thurs. Elks Hall. open 5pm • Cribbage Wed. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 12:30 pm. • Little Fort Coffee House 7pm Little Fort Hall. 1st Fri of the mth Oct. - May Bill 672-5116 • Fun Darts Fri. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 6 pm. CHILDREN & FAMILIES • Raccoon StrongStart at Raft River Elem school days Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri from 8:45-11:45am • Raccoon StrongStart at Vavenby Elem school days Wed 8:5011:50am • Clearwater Breastfeeding Group: 3rd Wed. of every month 7:30pm @ YCS • Mother Goose - Mornings, register call Kerry at 250-674-2600 ext 227 HEALTH & HEALING Tuesday Morning Coffee ~ 10 am – 11 am at Baptist Church. Themed weekly women’s discussions - drop-in. • Shambhala Meditation Group: meets every Tuesday at Forest

House 6:30-8:00 pm. Info: 250-587-6373. • Connections Healing Rooms - every Friday from 1-3pm (except stat. holidays). 86 Young Rd. No charge. Sponsored by Living Streams Christian Church. • Healthy Choices – Every Tues 9am at the Clearwater Christian Church basement( behind Fields). $2/wk drop-in free. Info call Kim 250-674-0224 • Clearwater & District Hospice 3rd Mon. Sept-Jun 10am Legion. RECREATION • Drop-in soccer: Tuesdays & Thursday at 7pm at CSS field. Everyone welcome! • Bowling: Mon. 10–12pm & 1-3pm; Thurs., 1-3pm. Seniors Centre at Evergreen Acres. 674-2699 • Clearwater Sno-Drifters: Meet 1st Thursday of every month. 250-676-9414 • CNT Rod & Gun Club: 3rd Sun. of the mth. Blackpool Hall 7pm Sept. - April • Drop in Tennis: Mon & Thurs 6:30pm All levels. Double & single play. Rotary Sports Park. • Volleyball: Tues. 7:30-9:00 PM, Oct. 9 - Dec. 11, 2012. Clearwater Secondary School Gym, $2 drop in. • Walk Fit: Wed. 9-10am & Thurs. 6-7pm, until Nov. 8/12. Meet at Clearwater Secondary Amphitheatre. FREE. Info 250-6741878 • Yoga Tree – Call or email Annie 674-2468 annie.pomme@ • Core Strength Fitness. Tuesdays. 10-11am 250-674-0001 SENIORS • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society 3rd Sun Social Meet at the Wells Gray Hotel at 12:30pm for lunch or dessert, & chat • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society Book Club Last Thursday of the month at 2pm at the public library. All seniors are welcome

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


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UPCOMING EVENTS Nov 18: Blue River Annual Craft and Bake Fair – 11 am – 3pm Refreshments available. Nov. 18: 17th Annual Craft Fair, Wells Gray Inn. 10am – 2pm Nov. 22: NT Communities Foundation AGM, at NT Volunteer & Info Centre, 4936 Barriere Town Road Nov 23: Blue River Annual Family Bingo. Friday 6pm – 9pm Nov. 24: Craft Fair, Blackpool Hall, 10 am – 2 pm, 250-5876202 for info. Nov. 29: Beta Sigma Phi Craft Auction. 6 pm, Wells Gray Inn


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Mathias “Mat” Schulte 1933 - 2012

New bride takes a ferry ride Anne Braithwaite (center, with hat) rides on the Birch Island ferry on the day she was married in 1936. Formerly Anne Calder, she was sister of Edith Calder, now Edith Heywood. Anne's new husband was Alf Braithwaite. At the time, both worked on the farm now owned by Erickson's, just at the corner of the highway and the turnoff to the shortcut to Birch Island. Years ago they moved to North Kamloops and lived there until they each passed away in recent years. Photo submitted by Edith Heywood

Hiking down spectacular Trophy Mountain meadows in September Trophy Meadows is such a spectacular place to be - and our hike upwards had been rewarding and pleasant. But that fall day I became really aware of the beauty of those almost monochromatic meadows on the way back down. I absorbed the end of summer “dried flower” colours: yellow, brown, white, and some green along with the darker greens of the balsam trees. (An extra splash of white and tan was the tail end of a deer disappearing from our view.) Beyond this beige vista were the mountains: Trophy’s tops, Raft Peak looking huge, snow-capped Dunn Peak in the distance, as well as other mountains to the north in Wells Gray Park, with Grizzly and others surrounding Clearwater outlining North Thompson River’s valley. Then there were the varied shapes of the plants, affected by frost, some flattened by an early snowfall. The end-of-season display, while not dramatic like summer splendour, was as spectacular but in a quieter, more subtle way. A few lupins, paintbrush and other lovely flowers hid in protected spots, but their small blossoms looked fairly tattered. I was surrounded by a different kind of beauty from the colourful visits of spring and summer. A feeling of peace was in the air as if saying farewell to those glories and that this was a time of transition before the rigours of winter turned the whole scene snow white. As we continued on our way down, we noted game trails heading into nearby sheltered sleeping spots, and a wide variety of mushrooms of different sizes, shapes and colours. Several varieties grew within a two-metre circle: one was dark but multi-coloured, another was yellow, a third white, and yet another was beige. Red ones were not far away. Did I really use the word “monochromatic” earlier? The gentle breeze sighing in the trees above us and the placid gurgle of water trickling over some rocks in a wee gully right beside the trail played in our ears. Our own contributions to this melody were footsteps on the trail’s gritty surface, day packs creaking, hiking poles tapping

Mat Schulte was born on December 24, 1933, and taken from us suddenly, on November 10, 2012, at 78 years of age. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 52 years, Betty (Elizabeth), sons Leigh (Carol) and Gerald (Lisa), daughter Holly (Troy), and by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mat was born and raised on a farm near Marysburg, Saskatchewan. He moved to Clearwater where he met and married Betty. They moved their family to Squamish, BC, where he spent 28 years working in the logging industry. Mat will be greatly missed and remembered by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held in Blackpool Hall, Blackpool BC, on Saturday November 17, 2012 at 1 p.m. The service can be seen on-line at www., and

condolences to the family may be directed to the website as well. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Clearwater and District Hospice Society, 257D Glen Road, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N2. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, telephone 250-6743030.

Trekking Tales )` 2H`2UV_ or scraping rocks, and the tinkling bell attached to small dog’s collar. Judging by the uniform greens on the branches of the conifers, the short growing season was over at the top end of our hike. However, as the trail descended into the more open area of the reafforested clear-cut, evidence of continued growth still showed, needles sporting a blue hue. Seeing red huckleberry bushes with a few berries left, and green leaves in those lower elevations, we had time-travelled to an earlier season. White, multi-blossomed pearly everlasting flowers looked plump, fluffy and strong. The colour of the rhododendron bushes varied from green through yellow to pink or orange to red, even bronze - sometimes all on the same bush. Leaves on fireweed stalks showed these colours too, plus a much darker red. Their flowers had changed into white fluff, almost like tall dandelions. Had I noticed all this on the way up? Not at all, so I guess the colours were announcing themselves more boldly because we’d seen fewer of them over the past two or three hours while we were higher up. “I hate that to be over,” said my trekking companion, visiting from the Kootenays, as we unlocked the car once more. The drive home took us downwards and further back in time to where, while the calendar announced that fall had begun, it seemed even more like summer.

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From teaching school to teaching gardening By Elli Kohnert It was an amazing leap for Stephen (Steve) White and his family when they decided to leave their home and city life in Birmingham, England, to immigrate to British Columbia, Canada. Teaching had been Steve’s calling in life, so they began the process of finding a teaching job in

their new home, Canada. When all the necessary information had been gathered, it was decided to apply for a job in Birch Island, but instead Steve was offered a position in Little Fort’s one room school. Taking the position proved a good decision as Steve moved up into the principal’s position in 1968, and is wife, Sheena, taught there as well.

The Whites made their home on Lemieux Creek Road, a rural area close to the village of Little Fort. From here, Steve was later able to commute to his work as teacher in several area schools. Steve says the family’s home was on land ideal for gardening, something he had been involved with for a long time. Unfortunately, an illness

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later in life caused him to make the decision of returning to his work in education. He says it was not long before he became restless without the routine of teaching. “I missed teaching, what could I do?” said Steve, “I had to do something, something I was interested in. After some consideration and discussions with Sheena, I decided to find out what I could about ‘gardening naturally’, and hoped a group of people would be interested in taking courses with me. I thought if this worked out, I would be pursuing two of my life’s interests, teaching and gardening.” “I had gardened for a very long time, and as soon as I had a plot created, I was ready to get ‘growing.’ Always vegetables, not flowers, only those that could be eaten,” said Steve, noting he was lucky to get the last subscription of ‘Mother Earth News’ helpful

access to information about natural gardening. “I did not call it ‘organic gardening’, but it actually was.” Steve then worked on his gardening course outline, which meant he had to do research; and after that, develop a complete teaching plan that would spread over an eight sessions. The sessions included soil fertility and structure, cultivation methods, planting - companion planting, succession planting, with the addition of mulching and composting which was a separate detailed lecture by itself. Sheena says she had the idea of building a minigreenhouse without measuring, saying, “Just to go home and do something.” The mini-greenhouse was a successful small venture, a place to start seedlings and keep plants until the weather was suitable for transplanting in the spring. “We continuously gathered more knowledge through practicing what we

had researched by various means, and we were eager to pass it on to our course participants,” said Steve. The White’s ‘Vegetable Gardening Naturally’ drew more than 10 people at each course. “I was surprised that our course drew so many participants, one couple participated several times, they were keen to learn as much as possible,” said Steve, “I was to give a talk about gardening in Barriere at the Garden Club meeting there, which was scheduled to last about half-an-hour, but instead I was actually there for an hour-and-a-half.” Asked what their objectives in were in teaching Vegetable Gardening Naturally, Steve answered, “Food is getting increasingly more expensive. We can recycle at home, especially what comes from the garden, and homegrown organic food tastes so much better than purchased food.”

Steve White turns compost into the soil of his organic vegetable garden near Little Fort during the fall.

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