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Williams Lake RCMP Const. Josh Cropley helps serve tea at the 12th Annual HUB International Barton Insurance’s Senior’s Christmas Dinner at the Elk’s Hall Sunday evening. The hall was packed with members of the BC Sheriff’s Service and Williams Lake RCMP helping serve dinner and beverages — prepared by HUB International Barton Insurance staff. Lakecity residents filled the Elks Hall to enjoy the dinner.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 8 suspects broke into the Red Dog Beer and Wine Store located at 1114 Denny Road (off Dog Creek Road) and stole hundreds of dollars worth of liquor. Police said, additionally, thousands of dollars in damage was caused to the local business. Williams Lake RCMP are asking the public to contact police with information about this incident or any other crime at 250392-6211. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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SPORTS A8 Cariboots ’n Blades a success. COMMUNITY B13 Christmas Bird Count Sunday. Weather outlook: Expect continuing periods of snow.

City agrees to disagree on New Prosperty: mayor Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer After receiving a delegation of Tsilhqot’in chiefs and more than 200 people attending to express their concern over the New Prosperity proposal on Dec. 4, the city said Friday (Dec. 7) it will have to “respectfully agree to disagree” when it comes to the proposal. In a press release the city reiterated council’s resolution, passed Sept. 18: “That pursuant to the report

of the Chief Administrative Officer dated Aug, 10, 2012, Council confirm support for the New Prosperity mine development, provided that Provincial and Federal environmental standards are met and affected First Nations are adequately consulted; and further, that the Province of BC be requested to ensure all necessary provincial approvals for the project are granted in a timely manner and the Cariboo Regional District and member municipalities be invited to make the same request of

the province and our MLAs and MP be so advised.” Council stands by its resolution, Cook said. Council was also asked by Xeni Gwetin Chief Marilyn Baptiste not to present to the public hearings that will eventually be scheduled by the federal panel reviewing the mine proposal. “We want a project that can provide much needed economic stimulus and jobs, and that meets environmental standards. We also want First Nations and all poten-

tially affected people to have their say and to be consulted,” Cook said. “We are grateful to have had such a passionate and engaged delegation Tuesday night, and to have had a respectful conversation during a dinner meeting in mid-November. We believe in open dialogue and in working together. Council will continue to develop strong relationships and partnerships with our First Nations neighbours and will always be open to discussion and debate on issues that affect us all.”

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A head-on collision on Highway 97 south of Williams Lake claimed the life of an 86-year-old man Friday. The Williams Lake RCMP Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services and the RCMP North District were called to the accident scene, 35 kilometres south of Williams Lake

near Maze Lake Road at around 11 a.m. “Witnesses at the scene indicated that a southbound 2004 Dodge Ram pick-up truck had lost control and veered into the northbound lane striking a 2000 Ford F150 pick-up truck,” said the RCMP.

The 28-year-old female driver of the Dodge Ram was taken to Cariboo Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released. Witnesses also described variable road conditions which included dry and some icy patches. The highway was closed in both directions for approximately two

-and-a-half hours while police investigated the collision. At this time police have not released the name of the people involved with the accident and are reminding drivers to be cautious as they head into winter driving conditions where road conditions can change at any time.


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Blue Fins application back to joint committee Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Council has approved $25,999 for six grant-in-aid applications coming from the city and the Cariboo Regional District, but is also asking the Joint Committee responsible for awarding the grants to reconsider an application from the Blue Fins swim club that was denied. “When the Blue Fins item came up there was a vote on it. There were four council members at the meeting and only two CRD reps. Council voted in favour of providing this funding, but one of the CRD reps voted against. What we didn’t catch in the

meeting is when one of them votes for and one of them votes against and there are only two, it doesn’t carry,” Geoff Godall, acting chief administrative officer explained at council’s regular meeting Dec. 4. Council members left the meeting thinking the application had been approved, Goodall added. Successful applications include Canadian Mental Health $1,000, Williams Lake Saturday Market Association $333, Cariboo Direct Farm Market Association $367, Williams Lake Central Business Improvement Association $8,000 and Royal Canadian Legion $16,299.

Councillor Surinderpal Rathor said while only six organizations received funds, there were more that applied. “This is not to say that those organizations were not worthy. Every organization that applied is worthy, but unfortunately the applications that fit the policy for grants-in-aid were successful,” Rathor added. Councillor Geoff Bourdon said successful applications were “in sync” with the guidelines for receiving seed funding. “The seed funding will decline over three years because the intent of the funding is to help events become selfsufficient.”

Five sheriffs serving W.L. Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Williams Lake is among four communities in the province that has a new fulltime sheriff, bringing the present total to five locally serving the court house. The new sheriff began working on Sept. 4 in Williams Lake and has previous law enforcement train-

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ing. Prince George, Nelson and Terrace are also receiving an additional full-time sheriff, while the Lower Mainland will obtain nine auxiliary sheriffs, said the Ministry of Justice in a press release Saturday. Thirteen new deputy sheriffs have been added to the ranks of the B.C. Sheriff Service,

helping to fulfill government’s commitment to strengthen the court system, announced Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond. Over the past two years, B.C.’s sheriff service has grown by 15 per cent, increasing the number of sheriffs serving British Columbians from 465 to 533, the ministry said.

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Creekside closure impacts tax base Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer The city said Friday the closure of Creekside mill will have an impact on the city’s budget. As a result of an application for a closure allowance for the Creekside operation by Tolko to the BC Assessment Authority, the city’s industrial assessment base will be affected in 2013 with an estimated loss of $3.5 million in assessment. “It is important to note that this is not an automatic loss of taxation revenue to the city, but a loss in assessment value, which may need to be collected among the remaining assessment classes, or from an increase in the mill rate to the major industrial class,” the city said

in a press release Dec. 7. Council will consider tax rates and other items when it deliberates the 2013 budget and fiveyear financial plan beginning in January. Mayor Kerry Cook said council wants to acknowledge the closure has been a serious blow to Tolko, its workers, and the community. “We lost more than 100 positions when the Creekside operation closed three years ago, and another 22 people lost their jobs when Tolko decided not to re-open. It is also important to remember the positive news we’ve had this year — re-investment and West Fraser’s announcement of a new multimillion dollar planer mill.” City Council is com-

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mitted to working with Tolko, West Fraser, and other forest products companies, as well as the provincial government, to ensure that Williams Lake and the Cariboo region sustain a thriving and beneficial forest industry. “The impact has been since 2009 when it Creekside first closed. It’s now final and the effects of what happened prior now become reality,” said Paul French president of the United Steelworkers Local 1-425. “It’s sad the city entertained the one per cent tax shift in industrial to residential and business prior to now, because now the city will lose further and the impact will be felt by somebody,” French added.

Christmas RINGS IN EARLY FOR WINNER

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Woodland Jewellers Ltd. diamond ring raffle winner Elizabeth Rennie (centre) received her prize from store owners Brenda Bourdon (left), Geoff Bourdon and Cindy Watt Monday. Geoff designed and made the ring. Woodland’s fourth annual diamond ring raffle raised $12,000 this year for the Cariboo Memorial Hospital Trust’s project to raise funds to purchase a digital mammography unit for Cariboo Memorial Hospital.

Williams Lake airport passenger fees proposed for increase Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer After weighing its options, Williams Lake city council has approved raising airport passenger fees rather than general taxation as a way to generate improve-

ment funds. At its regular meeting Tuesday, council gave introduction and three readings to the City of Williams Lake Regional Airport Fees Bylaw No. 2161 to make way for raising the passenger fee and passed a

motion to notify all stakeholders and invite them to a meeting to discuss the fees on Dec. 10 at the airport. Coun. Surinderpal Rathor said since the city took over running the airport from the federal govern-

ment in 1997, the city has never used general taxation to cover costs. “Lately our budget has gone up and we’ve been using the reserves and after spending all that money we realized we needed $230,000

annually to meet our budget.” It was not the wish of council to start using general taxation, Rathor said, adding staff compared the fees at Williams Lake’s airport with nine other municipalities and found Wil-

liams Lake was lower than other airports in the region. Williams Lake airport has been charging a $7.25 passenger fee, but no airport improvement fee. Quesnel’s rate is $11 for its passenger fee. Kamloops charg-

es $10 for a passenger fee, plus $7.25 airport improvement, while Fort St. John has a $12 airport improvement fee, but no passenger fee. “Under this proposed bylaws it’s the users that will pay,” Rathor said.

Taseko says New Prosperity panel information requests routine Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer

Following up on the federal review panel of New Prosperity’s Information Request to Taseko on Nov. 26, Taseko said information requests are routine and part of any panel pro-

cess. “It’s not uncommon for a panel to send a proponent dozens of IRs,” said Brian Battison, Taseko’s vicepresident of corporate and community affairs Thursday. That statement was validated Monday when

a new letter was sent from panel chair Bill Ross to Taseko, listing a total of 50 different IRs. They range from cumulative effects, to fish habitat and metal leaching. Once the material is submitted, the panel will decide whether to proceed to a 15-day pe-

riod for public comment or proceed to public hearings, Ross’s letter noted. Battison said panels often seek additional information from project proponents on an array of matters, and that it is not an uncommon practice. 

 “It will be Taseko’s responsibility to respond to any IRs issued by the panel and we will do so,” Battison said.  While Taseko prepares its responses the clock which tracks the government time remaining in the 12-month review period

is stopped, however, work on the review continues and the clock will be restarted once the panel is satisfied Taseko has provided an adequate response to the IR(s) Battison added.    “It is important to remember the panel is reviewing thousands of

pages of scientific evidence which has been presented for the project.” Taseko is aware of the community interest in the project and will continue to keep people informed as the process moves forward, Battison added.

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Rod Voth receives Queen’s medal for service Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Rod Voth was doubly honoured last week. The long-time Rotary Club of Williams Lake member was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship award recognizing the “tremendous” contributions he has made to the community over many years as a Rotarian. “Rod is a hardworking businessman. His commitment to improving the lives of citizens in Williams Lake is ongoing and generous,” said Guenter Weckerle, Rotary president. “Rod devotes a great deal of his time and energy toward serving humanity in many ways.” Voth’s name was put forward for the Paul Harris Fellowship because he volunteered hundreds of hours to

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Rod Voth, member of the Rotary Club of Williams Lake was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship Award and a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, presented by Cariboo Chilcotin Liberal MLA Donna Barnett. help transform two, 10-by-40-foot trailers into a library for the First Nations community of Yunesit’in (Stone) west of Williams Lake. The library was officially opened on Sept. 11 by lieutenant gover-

nor Steven Point. The accolade was followed up by Cariboo Chilcotin Liberal MLA Donna Barnett awarding Voth a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his continued commitment to ensuring people in different places

in the world have adequate housing. Barnett said she first met Voth when she was the mayor of 100 Mile House and needed a garbage contractor. He had a great sense of humour,” she recalled. Three people nomi-

nated him for the medal. One described him as the “most generous individual in Williams Lake.” “Rod is one of those types of generous people who will show up when someone needs a hand to fix, build or repair something. He has integrity, a strong belief in God, and is an active member of the Gideons,” Barnett said. Recently Voth learned that a local youth group needed a meeting place so he provided the materials and built an addition on the back of a restaurant. He’s built homes for the homeless in the Philippines, helped rebuild homes after the fires in Barriere in 2003, volunteered to work with AIDS victims in Africa, or closer to home delivered firewood to needy people in Likely.

Through Rotary he’s volunteered with Operation Red Nose, helping deliver people home safely from parties, and helped with Citizens on Patrol. “You might not know that Rod likes classical music, bluegrass and quartet singing,” Barnett said, adding he also really loves pie. Sixty thousand

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals have been given to deserving Canadians across Canada in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th anniversary on the throne. “The people that nominated Rod said the medal could not have gone to a more deserving person,” Barnett added as she gave him his award.

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Dr. Graham Kelsey earns Queen’s medal Dr. Graham Kelsey, Big Lake community volunteer and pastpresident of the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society (2010 to 2012) has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his outstanding community service. The award was presented in Big Lake Dec. 2 by Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson. Kelsey has long held the view that voluntary service to a community is one of the most important activities a person can undertake. Constable Kelly McIntyre (left), Rosemary and Graham Kelsey, and In his former life as Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson. an academic he served on various national, 12 years and was award- raises $16,000 annually cies, financial controls provincial and univer- ed a plaque in recogni- for the department’s op- and procedural guidelines that have made sity boards and was the tion of “exemplary ser- eration. He is able to draw on the Association well rerecipient of a Univer- vice and dedication” at sity Teaching Prize, the the Association’s 2011 these experiences to do- spected in the Cariboo nate his time in advising Regional District as an Distinguished Service annual meeting. He served as sec- other communities who efficient and thriving Award of the Canadian Association for the retary to the building are seeking to fund or community association. Kelsey’s work in the Study of Educational committee established to establish fire departAdministration and the to create the new com- ments (McLeese Lake, arts and culture field UBC Alma Mater So- munity fire hall and was Likely, Chimney and has taken him beyond the community to a ciety’s “Just Desserts” instrumental in raising Felker Lakes). The work with the wide area of the Central award for service to stu- the $235,000 needed, as well as in ensuring the fire department has Interior. In 2002 he was dents. Retiring to the Cari- efficient and transparent been something of a appointed by Order-in boo in 1998 he has de- management of a proj- sideline to his major Council to the BC Arts voted his time and his ect that was completed volunteer commitment Council and served on expertise to community on time and on budget as secretary-treasurer council for six years of the Big Lake Com- as one of only two service in two princi- in November of 2000. Since then he has munity Association. He members north of Kapal ways: helping the small community of Big continued to serve the was re-elected to this mloops. He served as Lake, and furthering the volunteer fire depart- position eleven times president (2004-2006) cause of arts and culture ment as a fund raiser and was responsible for of the Central Interior ($135,000 for a new the entire administra- Regional Arts Council in the Central Interior. rescue truck) and as tion of the Association’s and remained active on He has served1st on the Annual volunteer manager of finances and programs. its board until 2012. Big Lake Community 1st Annual His volunteer work in Association board for the community levy that He developed the poli-

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• Publisher/Sales Mgr. Lisa Bowering • Editor Erin Hitchcock 250-392-2331 ext 243 editor@wltribune.com Free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad. - Albert Camus

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PST: Making the switch

ast week was not a wonderful one for Taseko Mines Ltd. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s panel found deficiencies in the company’s Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Prosperity Mine, thus setting back the approval process. On another front, 99 per cent of the company’s union workers at Gibraltar Mines voted to strike if necessary.    I know nothing about the situation at Gibraltar, but the CEAA  panel is simply doing the job it was appointed to do, which is to ensure the Prosperity Mine operation won’t adversely impact the French environConnection Diana French ment in the area, now or in the future. This point often gets lost in the rhetoric. The panel has reason to be cautious. Historically, mines and mills do not have wonderful track records when it comes to cleaning up their messes, it’s often (usually?) left to governments to do it. E.g., last week the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Newfoundland/Labrador is stuck with a $50 to $100 million tab to deal with the pollution left by an Atibi Bowater pulp mill that went bankrupt. Regarding the Tsilhqot’in National Government’s delegation to city council last week, I wondered why two uniformed RCMP officers were present. Do policemen usually attend council meetings?   Seven members of my family attend school in this district, so I have more than a passing interest in how our school board copes with the current financial situation. What baffles me is why trustees play the goat. Why not let the experts in the provincial government’s education ministry who set the funding formula see what wonders they could achieve in this district within those funding limits. Still on schools, the only effective deterrent to bullying I know of is for the victims to have a strong-minded older sibling at the same school to stick up for them. Unfortunately most kids don’t have such a protector. Diana French is a freelance columnist for the Tribune. She is a former Tribune editor, retired teacher, historian, and book author.

ive months from now, on April 1, 2013, we will be switching back to the PST from the current HST system. This can mean some big changes for businesses both large and small, so I’d like to take a moment to remind business owners here in the community that there are many resources available to help them make this change smoothly and efficiently. I know business owners may have concerns as to how the transition will affect them, and I want to assure you that our government is working to make the switchover as easy as possible. Through a combination of one-onMLA one conMusings sultation services, Donna Barnett online webinars, a toll-free information number, an e-mail address, and many other services, we hope to give businesses the information they need to ensure a smooth transition. I hope most of you have already received a letter from our government about this and are already aware of these services. I’m happy to say that many businesses across the province have already begun using the services available. Over 800 requests have been made for one-on-one consultation with a Ministry tax specialist, and 160 of these have been completed. Over 300 businesses have registered for online webinars, which cover the general principles of the PST and the eTaxBC online service; three webinars have been held already and more are being scheduled for December. Thousands of questions from businesses have also been answered through the toll-free number set up for information on the PST. Please remember, if you have any questions or concerns about how the switch to PST will affect your business, our government is here to help. You can call 1-877-388-4440 with your questions, or e-mail them to CTBTaxQuestions@gov.bc.ca. You can also find more information at www.pstinbc.ca and atwww.gov. bc.ca/PST. I hope that these tools will make finding the information you need as easy as possible. Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.

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Don’t drink and drive Although we have just recently turned the page on the calendar to December, office Christmas party celebrations are already underway, and excitement about the festive season will only intensify as the big day gets closer. As Christmas approaches, we tend to gather with family, friends and neighbours. For most people, this time of year perks us up as we celebrate the successes of the past year, or look forward to better times next year. Often this leads to food and drink. Sometimes it results in too much alcohol consumption. And then some important decisions have to be made. The number one question at this point is how are we going to get home? Well, with today’s tougher drinking driving laws, we shouldn’t even be considering driving home if we’re impaired. The best-case scenario if we’re driving impaired and we get pulled over would be taking a roadside breathalyzer and blowing a “warn” reading. However, it would be worse if we blew a “fail” be-

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cause the impoundment would be longer, as would be the IRP time period and then we would face criminal charges and potentially other court-ordered and insurance costs. The worst-case scenario, however, would be getting involved in a motor-vehicle incident during which someone is seriously injured or killed – it would be a life changer for everyone involved. Really, the biggest decision should be made before we leave our homes to go to a party or dinner if we’re going to be drinking alcohol. We have to decide whether we’re going to stay over, or have a designated driver, or arranged for a safe ride home from a family member or friend or neighbour. We certainly don’t want to be in the position of desperately wishing we had not climbed behind that steering wheel and attempted to drive home. This festive season, let’s make sure we all get home alive. - 100 Mile Free Press

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Mine could jeopardize sockeye salmon Editor: Re: Taseko Mines proposed New Prosperity Mine. All persons who are sports fishers, First Nations or commercial fishers or even those of us who merely buy fresh caught sockeye salmon for dinner, should be concerned about the Taseko Mines Ltd.’s proposal to develop a gold/ copper open–pit mine in the Chilko/Taseko watershed. This is major spawning water for B.C.’s Fraser River sockeye salmon. The Fraser River sockeye run is the largest on Canada’s west

coast. In 2010, over 10 million sockeye were caught by commercial, First Nations, and sports fishers in locations from the tidal waters, through the Fraser River delta, the Fraser Canyon and to further reaches of the Fraser River system of tributaries. Over a 15-year period, government fisheries staff tells us that 25 per cent of the Fraser River sockeye spawn in the Chilko/ Taseko watershed — right where the Taseko Mines Ltd. proposes to construct their mine. Gold/copper mines have historically caused great damage to fisheries and high cost to taxpay-

ers who eventually pay for reclamation and remediation. Taseko Mines Ltd.’s first proposal was turned down by Federal Government authorities due to the “unacceptable environmental threats to the ecology.” The Taseko second “new” proposal shows no real improvement. In fact, the new panel of environmental specialists recently appointed by the federal government has just indicated that Taseko Mines “new” Environmental Impact Statement has major deficiencies in its contents regarding impact on valued ecosystems.

Outdoor skating rink would be great Editor: As a mother of three grown children and a grandmother of five school-aged children, I write out of concern for the younger generation. High rates of obesity and Type 2 Diabetes and a sedentary lifestyle worry me. My children and grandchildren went to Poplar Glade Elementary School and we

were greatly saddened to see it burn down. However, as my husband and I walked past the grounds we noticed the upper lot has finally been levelled. What a perfect spot for an outdoor skating rink! After a few phone calls to the city, I find out they can do nothing as it is school district property. A few more phone calls tell me there

is a liability issue. Wouldn’t a simple sign saying, “Skate at your own risk” solve that? At this time of increased childhood poverty, wouldn’t it be nice for the city and school district to join forces and give the kids of Williams Lake the present of free skating? Dorothy Hicks Williams Lake

It is clear to many of us that this second try by Taseko continues to be unacceptable, not just to us, but also to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s panel. All outdoors people should speak up against this mine. If this Taseko Mine is approved, you may find that the next similar

mine could be located in your favourite place to fish, and that your salmon dinner comes from Russia or Alaska. Jack Monk Surrey (former Cariboo fishing guide)

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Taxpayers provided money for Deni House Closing Kwaleen Elementary School is not renovations an option; lacks vision and imagination Editor: Populations age, and people move from place to place for jobs, health, retirement, etc. Williams Lake in 1958 was just starting to grow, as bush mills started to relocate in town, and expanding production. More people moving to town for jobs resulted in School District 27 not being able to keep up with building schools. As a result most school yards had portable classrooms in most of the Cariboo at one time or another. In recent years because of fewer mills running, and loss of jobs, families moving to other locations for work, and aging populations not having school children anymore School District 27 now wishes to sell off and close down schools.

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Bad move. Economy could change, younger families with children could move into town, and we could again have class room shortages. At the present time there are about 450 plus, mailing addresses on South Lakeside Drive with a possible 450 and more new residences between Fetter’s subdivision, Prosperity Ridge, plus all the commercial possibilities. At present time most of new construction and development is on the south side of Williams Lake, both sides of Highway 20. And School District 27 considering closing Kwaleen School makes no sense all. Lack of vision, and imagination. We should make better use of our property, and buildings. An example would be Marie Sharpe school and property,

which would make a good day care, kindergarten, preschool, etc. in the centre of the city. Parents working in town, easy access for dropping off children. Large playground, lots of classroom space, large gymnasium for bad weather, etc. Could be an on-the-job training centre for child care for those wishing to learn the vocation, making better use of our facilities, etc. Closing Kwaleen is not an option. Thinking outside the box is so foreign in most academics, (it’s scary). Practical advice comes from practical people. Look up some pensioners and seniors for ideas on practical advice. Peter V. Epp Sr. Williams Lake

Editor: On reading the article on Nov. 27 in the Williams Lake Tribune, “Donna Barnett acclaimed by local Liberals,” I find Donna’s statement that it was an accomplishment that the Liberals got Deni House open. As I remember it was the Liberals under Gordon Campbell that decided it was in the best interests for the residents of Deni House, to close the facility. The residents and their families were devastated by this closure. Before the closure a bus load of concerned seniors travelled to Kamloops to protest their concerns to the Minister of Health George Abbot. Unfortunately Mr. Abbot would not come out of the Canadian Inn to face the seniors. Meanwhile hundreds of seniors in the Williams Lake and area signed a petition at the Se-

nior Activity Centre to keep Deni House open. As a result a group of a dozen seniors, myself included, chartered a plane to be in Victoria when Charlie Wyse, our MLA for Cariboo Chilcotin presented the petition at the legislative assembly, stating that the residents of Williams Lake and area did not want Deni House to be closed. Regardless of the petition Deni House was closed and the residents were moved to Retirement Concepts Seniors Village. If it were not for the Regional Cariboo District taxpayers providing the money to pay for the renovations to upgrade Deni House the residence would still remain closed. Winnifred Gooding Past-president of the O.A.P.O Branch 93 Williams Lake

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Skating club puts best boots forward at Cariboots ‘n Blades Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer Fifteen members of the Williams Lake Skating Club combined to dominate the podium on the weekend at the club’s annual Cariboots ’n Blades figure skating competition. The event, which saw 20 clubs from around the province travel to compete at Williams Lake’s Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, showcased 175 skaters in 380 events. The WLSC skaters, who posted multiple top finishes, finished fifth out of 20 in overall team standings. The Fort St. John Figure Skating Club, who brought a strong contingent of skaters for the meet, took the top spot. Joanne Macnair, coach of the WLSC, said it was an excellent competition and added she was proud of how everyone skated. “It went lovely,” she said. “I was really happy with the results. Everyone skated well. Our new skaters were wonderful for their first times out, and I think they had a great time. “It was a busy, busy weekend but I’m really proud of all the kids.” Skaters at Cariboots ’n Blades competed in multiple events and skating categories including free skate, spins and elements. Winning gold medals for the WLSC were Jessica Rowley in Primary Spins, Amanda Lane in Bronze Elements and in Pre-Juvenile Women U11, Dawn Henley in Senior Bronze Women, Jade Johnson in StarSkate 4 13-plus. Lane, who has been skating with the club for the past five years, said having the competition in Williams Lake is a lot of fun. “I like getting out there and skating because, you know, you want to do your best but it really doesn’t matter what place you come,” Lane said. “It’s just a lot of fun.” Rowley echoed Lane’s statements, and said, while nervous at first, everyone’s inhibitions about performing in front of a large crowd disappeared. “The warmup was actually my favourite part,” Rowley said. “You’re so scared to get out there and then once you get on the ice you’re like, ‘OK, it’s not so bad.’” She added her gold-medal in

spins was a welcome surprise. “Normally spins aren’t my greatest,” Rowley said. “But this time I went down lower than I usually do and it worked out great.” Lane also won a silver medal in Bronze Spins, while Johnson took a silver medal in Preliminary Spins. Winning bronze medals were Violet Kritz in Primary Spins, Brooke Dawydiuk and Henley in Silver Elements. Kritz, who has been skating with the club for around three years, said she was happy with her performance and enjoyed the festivities. “The best part was getting the awards,” Kritz said. “It’s really exciting. Everyone’s there taking pictures.” Dawydiuk also placed sixth in Bronze Interpretive and in StarSkate 4 13-plus, while teammate Mackenna Alexander place eighth in the same division. Meredith Jackson, competing in Preliminary Elements and Preliminary Spins, placed fourth and sixth, respectively. Teammate Alana Walters, in StarSkate 4 U13, placed 10th. In their respective StarSkate categories, silver placements were also awarded to Abby Brown, Georgia Jacobson, Kritz, Rowley and Jackson. Bronze placements were presented to Kailey Champagne, Rebecca Fraser, Reese Johnson and Tessa Martin. Additionally, several skaters passed their respective skills tests. Dawydiuk passed bronze interpretive, Jackson passed preliminary free skate and Sarah Hoffman passed her Fiesta dance test. Margie Henley, president of the WLSC, said everyone’s help — including volunteers and officials — helped make the competition a success. “We were really happy with how it turned out,” she said. “I think all the skaters enjoyed themselves and I think it went very, very well. “The officials enjoyed Williams Lake and the hospitality of our sponsors.” The WLSC is now preparing some of its skaters for the upcoming regional championships in Kitimat from Feb. 15-17. Following that, the club will be attending the Super Series, March 9-10, in Kelowna.

SPORTS NOTEBOOK Saturday, Dec. 15 Tomahawks host Stampeders

The Lac La Hache Tomahawks will be looking for some redemption Dec. 15 at home after a 6-4 loss to the Williams Lake Stampeders Dec. 1. The two teams are currently battling for the top spot in the Central Interior Hockey League’s East Division. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the Rolf Zeis Memorial Arena.

Friday, Dec. 14 to Sunday, Dec. 16 Greg Sabatino photos

Williams Lake Skating Club member Violet Kritz skates to a bronze medal in Primary Spins at Cariboots ‘n Blades.

Williams Lake Atom House Tournament The Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association hosts its annual Williams Lake Atom House Tournament at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Several local teams will be in action throughout the weekend.

Friday, Dec. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 30

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WLSC skater Jessica Rowley performs her gold-medal winning spins routine Saturday at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

The Cariboo Canucks hockey club are hosting its tournament at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex with four divisions: competitive, recreational, 40+ masters and women’s. Prize money will be paid out to winning teams. Registration is required by Dec. 21. For more information contact Cecil Grinder by phone at 250-305-6600 and/or 250267-2189, or by e-mail at itsgoodmedicine@hotmail.com.

Saturday, Jan. 5 and Sunday, Jan. 16 Female U16 High Performance Camp

Jade Johnson skates her routine Saturday during the WLSC’s Cariboots ’n Blades competition. Johnson won gold in StarSkate 4 13-plus and silver in Preliminary Spins.

BC Hockey is hosting one of its three regional female U16 high performance camps at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex in Williams Lake. The camp aims to introduce high level hockey to eligibile players to on- and off-ice aspects of the game. For more information visit http://www. bchockey.net/HighPerformance/ FemaleHPUnder16.aspx.


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McPhee wins professional boxing debut LeRae Haynes Special to The Tribune Former Williams Lake resident Alisah McPhee made her professional boxing debut in fine fashion Friday night at the Femme Fatale event in Vancouver. McPhee went the full six rounds to win a split decision against Jaime Ward — a North Vancouver fighter with more than 30 amateur

fights under her belt and with one professional win. Ward faced defeat Friday, however, when she took on McPhee in the semi-main event. “I gave up close to 10 pounds but came out victorious,” McPhee told the Tribune. “We were fighting at 130 [pounds], but my regular weight is 118.” McPhee, who was born and raised in Wil-

liams Lake, now teaches grades 4/5 at Centennial Park Elementary School in Abbotsford. She attended Cihlcotin Road elementary, Williams Lake Junior secondary and Columneetza Senior secondary but moved away following graduation to complete an Associate of Arts Degree at Capilano University. She also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Simon Fraser University

and a teaching diploma from the University of the Fraser Valley. She has also played soccer, winning two Canadian national titles, two provincial titles and was awarded national MVP in 2001. The 31-year-old said she’s been training as a boxer for nearly four years. McPhee now competes in Combsport, semi-pro league where participants compete

without headgear. Her most recent fight prior to Friday’s was in May. “I have been unable to get a fight since then, and have only had five bouts,” she said. “I am undefeated and one win was by knockout. Most recently I have been in the ring as a participants in an exhibition — means we don’t go all out and we wear headgear — fight as a professional. I have had a difficult time finding fights. I’ve been told I’m hard to match due to weight/

size and record. Needless to say I’ve recently become a pro … I was on the same card as my sparring partner and fellow professional, Sarah Pucek, who [fought] for the Canadian featherweight title.” She added she was always intrigued by boxing. “It’s not so much the fighting part but the pure athleticism and individuality of the sport,” she said. “I have always played sports like soccer and rugby and have always been a very

physical player. I always thought I would like to try boxing but never had the opportunity. “That changed when a friend was talking about boxing and I said,’ I want to watch you fight.’ He said, ‘Why watch? You should train.’ It made sense to me so I did. I like the challenge of the individuality of the sport. “I always say when you step into the ring ‘you get what you put in,’ meaning the result will show how hard you train.”

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK Wednesday, Dec. 19 Christmas Wish Breakfast

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During the holiday season Williams Lake Community Band members can be seen performing in many locations. Here Murray Hoffman (left), John Sykes (aka TubaJohn), Mark Hamm and Glenn Robson perform at the city’s light up and Santa Claus Parade celebrations in Spirit Square on Nov. 24. This Wednesday is the TubaJohn’s Christmas Concert at St. Andrew’s United Church. Then on Friday the community band and friends will hold their annual concert at city hall council chambers.

Musical concerts a Christmas tradition Two annual Christmas music traditions are coming up this week to help make Christmas a little brighter for those less fortunate. The seventh annual TubaJohn’s Christmas Concert with Friends is happening this Wednesday evening, Dec. 12 starting at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church. Williams Lake Community

Band members will perform favourite Christmas and seasonal songs. The Cariboo Men’s Choir and Quintet Plus Choirs will also be performing. There is also room in the program for some old-fashioned carol singing. Admission is a donation to the Salvation Army Christmas cheer program.

Then on Friday evening, Dec. 14 the Williams Lake Community Band will be performing in the Williams Lake city council chambers starting at 7 p.m. “This concert is always a guaranteed fun time to be had by anyone young or old,” says band director Michael Butterfield. “Be prepared to be entertained and enlightened by this years’

program, which will feature some very special guests, including renowned author Sage Birchwater, vocalists George White, Harry Jennings, Suzanne Butterfield, and guitarist Brian Sawyer,” Butterfield says. He says all proceeds from this concert will go to local charities, so please bring non-perishable food items and/or cash donations.

Williams Lake Christmas Bird Count Sunday Phil Ranson Special to The Tribune The Christmas Bird Count hosted by the Williams Lake Field Naturalist’s will take place on Sunday, Dec 16. The count, which was first held in the city in 1969 is now in its 45th year and will be one of 415 counts across Canada involving over 12,000 volunteers. We expect to have 35 people in the field on Sunday as well as numerous bird feeder watchers throughout the count area which is a 24-kilometre diameter centred in the city’s downtown. The circle takes in from Wildwood to Sugarcane and Dog Creek Road out to Flett Road; from Meldrum Creek Road on the west side of the Fraser River to beyond Fox Mountain to the east. Last year’s count netted 4,600 birds of 49 species and how well

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Snowy Owls are coming south in greater numbers than in past years.

we do this year will depend on many factors including weather

conditions on the day and if any open water remains on Williams Lake. Our highest count occurred in 2008 when the lake was mostly open and we had 64 species including many waterfowl. Data from the Christmas Bird Counts are compiled by the National Audubon Society and are at the heart of hundreds of scientific studies providing information for decision making by wildlife managers across North America. Because birds are early indicators of environmental threats to habitats we share, this is a vital continent wide survey. There is a possibility this year that a Snowy Owl may be recorded for the first time on the count. They have been occurring in the interior in unprecedented numbers so far this winter with upwards of 30 being seen in the Prince George area and five in

Quesnel. Several have been seen west of the Fraser but the only one in the count area so far was found in a distressed state and is believed to have died of starvation. This unfortunately seems to be the fate of many of these young birds which may have been driven out of the Arctic by a crash in the Lemming population which is their primary food source. Bird feeders contribute greatly to our numbers and we would ask that anyone with a feeder in the count area to let us know what birds they see on Sunday. Observe the feeder at its busiest, usually in the morning and get an estimate of the numbers and species seen. Please call in your list to 3927680 after 5 p.m. on Sunday, 16 or email ranson1@telus.net If you need help identifying the birds at your feeder, call Phil at 398-7110.

The annual Christmas Wish Breakfast is coming up tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 19 at the Ramada (Overlander) Inn convention centre from 6 to 10 a.m. The breakfast is a project of the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre to help make Christmas a little brighter for those in need this season, with sponsorship by the Ramada Inn, Rush Radio and numerous volunteers. Bring a new, unwrapped children’s toy, nonperishable food item or make a cash donation. For more information contact Vanessa at 250-392-4481.

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The Tribune’s Annual Food and Toy Drive for the Salvation Army’s Food Bank and Christmas cheer program happens this Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring new toys or nonperishable food items to the Tribune office at 188 North Second Avenue and exchange your donation for a prize envelope sponsored by one of 50 participating local businesses. For more information on all of the participating businesses supporting the project pick up the Thursday edition of the Tribune. The edition will include a last-minute gift guide by participating businesses, along with a list of donated prizes. In addition to numerous gift certificates there are prizes such as a jacket, ski goggles, fleece vests, security monitoring and more. Cariboo GM will once again be there with a fleet of new trucks to deliver all the donations to the Salvation Army.


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Round up time in the Cariboo can be a bit tricky Linda-Lou Howarth Special to The Tribune It was a cold, windy, and rainy day moving cattle at the Dane Ranch in Tatla Lake causing all kinds of trouble for the crew. Cordy Cox, with her crew Evan Howarth and his daughter Shelly Howarth Loring “headed them out,” from the Dane Ranch to the Shortreed’s pasture where they would spend the winter. It was a 10-minute drive by car, a little longer driving cattle on horseback – even longer in the weather conditions, and moving

cattle that were happy just where they were. At first the cattle all bunched up and went pretty good, but once they his the highway the cattle scattered in every direction they could see. They took off into the rivers, hid in bushes and escaped into the most inconvenient places for the riders. After a few “hair straight back” attempts to round up the out of control herd the riders managed to get about 500 of them moving in the right direction. About 200 of the cows managed to elude the riders who simply

took what was left and headed west! Even the dogs were exhausted. No longer feeling chilly anymore the rid-

ers and their horses were a “’lil stirred up’ when they finally arrived home. Just another day in the life of a cowboy!

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Moving cattle in the Chilcotin from the Dane Ranch to the Shortreed’s pasture in November proved a difficult task for Cordy Cox who was forced into the river to head off some of the cows who weren’t too keen on the change and hid in the bushes.

WLSS honour roll, principal’s and work ethic lists Grade 8 Work Ethic Bailey Alexander Shaelynn Bailey Christopher Baye Trisha Billy-Elkins Isabelle Call Trevor Chaffee Alyssa Cheverie Bridgette Combs Everette Dan Gina Davis Teanna Eastman Catelyn Ertel Rebecca Fraser Ryan Haskins Cassidy Hutchins Michelle Ingram Loretta Jeff-Combs Jade Johnson Jasmin Johnson Lukas Johnson Molly Johnson Tamara Kelly Patrick Kniec Jesse Koechl Julian Lachapelle Jakob Larmand Ricki-Lynne Laviolette Callum Lees Dylan Limoges Jessica Lulua Josie Martin Angela Melney Celina Mohr Aidan Myhre Denelle Noskiye Brittany Parent William Paynton Conley Pinette Bridget Pocock Haley Ramier Steven Rauchensteiner Tiara Ross Hazel Rueger Mariah Schachtel Raegan Schofield Dakota Smith Cody Swan Tyler Tenning Trey Thomas Jessica Trueit Tavish Wherley Sarah Whitwell Brendan William Rylen Williamson Kara Zavitz Brittany Zimmer Grade 8 Principals list Must have achieved 86% or greater in each course taken

Ryan Haskins Tamara Kelly Patrick Kniec Julian Lachapelle Josie Martin Raegan Schofield Rylen Williamson Brittany Zimmer Grade 8 Honor Roll Shaelynn Bailey Christopher Baye Vincent Beaudoin Isabelle Call Trevor Chaffee Alyssa Cheverie Bridgette Combs Gina Davis Daine Dubois Teanna Eastman Catelyn Ertel Rebecca Fraser Ryan Haskins Spencer Holland Cassidy Hutchins Michelle Ingram Loretta Combs-Jeff Jade Johnson Lukas Johnson Tamara Kelly Patrick Kniec Jesse Koechl Julian Lachapelle Claudia Lefreniere Benjamin Lamb-Yorski Jakob Larmand Ricki-Lynne Laviolette Callum Lees Dylan Limoges Jessica Lulua Josie Martin Angela Melney Celina Mohr Denelle Noskiye Brittany Parent William Paynton Conley Pinette Bridget Pocock Haley Ramier Steven Rauchensteiner Tiara Ross Hazel Rueger Mariah Schachtel Raegan Schofield Dakota Smith Delaney Smith Allan Stafford Cody Swan Tyler Tenning Trey Thomas Jessica Trueit Matthew Wessels

Tavish Wherley Sarah Whitwell Brendan William Rylen Williamson Kara Zavitz Brittany Zimmer Grade 9 Work Ethic Mountain Lake Alphonse Rae Alphonse Kelsey Blokland Ursula Brunsch William Bursey Nicole Curbello Elizabeth Davies Von Dela Pena

Megan Doering Robin Dyment Duncan Elden Tanisleigh Evans Cassandra Eves Skye Forcier Kylie Forseille Devon Hill Kaitlyn Hutchinson Olivia Johnson Ian Krause Sarah LaChance Sydney McLean Olunk Mork Lauren Neufeld Spencer Neufeld

Emma Pfleiderer Laura Pfleiderer Owen Powers Paul Rohner Dana Rook Noah Ryll Paige Sepkowski Laura Silkstone Nathan Snowball Logan Sorley Theresa Stirling Joshua Swan Mark Tarasenko

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WLSS honour roll continued Continued From Page A14 Jasmie Tio Carleigh Walters Kaylee Weil Grade 9 Principals List Must have achieved 86% or greater in each course taken Kaitlyn Hutchinson Lauren Neufeld Owen Powers Carleigh Walters Grade 9 Honor Roll Mountain Lake Alphonse Kelsey Blokland Ursula Brunsch William Bursey Nicole Curbello Elizabeth Davies Von Dela Pena Megan Doering Robin Dyment Duncan Elden Tanisleigh Evans Cassandra Eves Skye Forcier Kylie Forseille Devon Hill Kaitlyn Hutchinson Ian Krause Sarah LaChance Sydney McLean Olund Mork Sky Moses Lauren Neufeld Spencer Neufeld Laura Pfleiderer Owen Powers Paul Rohner Dana Rook Noah Ryll Paige Sepkowski Laura Silkstone Nathan Snowball Logan Sorley Theresa Stirling Joshua Swan Mark Tarasenko Jasmie Tio Carleigh Walters Kaylee Weil David Yonkman Grade 10 Work Ethic Cassandra Abel Sarah Austin Jasmine Baye Kody Benner Shikita Billy Anna Bracewell Emily Bristow Brianna Chaffee Clayton Charleyboy Samantha Delacherios Kayla Elkins-Billy Ethan Ellis Brendan Ertel Joshua Garnett Morgan Grey Emily Hanover Oakes Harrison Morgan Haskins Mackenzie Howse Kendall Jensen Natasha Johnson Sagar Khakh Nikoleta Konstantaki Jared Kozuki Gabrielle Lachapelle Ashley Lukinuk Orden Mack Megan McLean Tegan Payne Lexi Pedersen Alex Phaneuf Danika Robson Marlie Russell Morgan Schofield

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Emily Stromsten Harry Tudor Nick Warnock Stephanie Warnock Jaydon Wheeler Tegan Wherley Kyleigh Williamson Amanda Yonkman Kara Zurak

Grade 11 Work Ethic Dakotah Bailey Brittany Baird Anne Butters Sheridan Davis Claudia Duitschaever Hanna Hett Eva Hoelderl Sienna Hoffos Kailey Hutchinson Robert Jacques Miranda Kelly Joseph Klepacz Sheldon Koechl Alena Mayer Irish McPerson Kyry Morrison Demish Nand Alexa Nelson Kara Pare Hannah Purdy Montana Reid Devon Sagar Kimberly Scheffler Sierra Siwek Karmen Smith Stephanie Smith Ian Stafford Xavier Stump Alexandra Swan Dalton Tom Katelyn Walters Shannon Walton Nataha Yaworski Kevin Zrinksi Courtney Zwack Grade 11 Principal’s Must have achieved 86% or greater in each course taken Anne Butters Sheridan Davis Hanna Hett Sienna Hoffos Katelyn Walters Grade 11 Honour Roll Dakotah Bailey Brittany Baird Kate Barnett Anne Butters Sheridan Davis Hanna Hett

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Eldorado Log Hauling in Williams Lake requires experienced Low Bed and Log Hauling drivers immediately. We offer a competitive benefit package. A Class 1 license and drivers abstract are required. Applications can be delivered in person, by fax: 250-392-3504 or email: eldoent@telus.net. Only successful applicants will be contacted. Central Cariboo Hospice Palliative Care Society

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Part-time Position Job Summary: With the support and direction from the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the day to day management and administration of hospice and bereavement services and to ensure the goals and policies of the Society are met. Qualifications: • Have working knowledge of the Hospice Palliative Model of Care and volunteer bereavement support services; • Have relevant education and program management experience; including financial accountability, program development, service delivery, staff and volunteer management; • Successful experience working with a Board of Directors, Board Governance issues, organizational policies and the Society Act; • Be creative, enthusiastic and have successful experience in fundraising, proposal writing and community event coordination. Deadline for application: 1:00 pm Monday, January 7, 2013 Cover letter and resume may be submitted in person or by mail, fax or email to: Central Cariboo Hospice Palliative Care Society 517 - 6th Avenue North Williams Lake, BC V2G 2G8 Phone: 250-392-5430 • Fax: 250-392-5432 Email: cchospice@telus.net

Soda Creek Indian Band Band Administrator

The Band Administrator is responsible for the successful leadership and general management of the organization according to the vision, objectives, and strategic direction set in conjunction with the governing body and for the efficient management of all programs and departments, setting goals and measuring the achievement of the organization’s objectives by leading the community’s governing body as a skilled administrator who is a positive role model. This role focuses on establishing effective working relationships with community groups, funding agencies and other external contacts, the efficient financial responsibilities of the organization, economic development, treaty negotiation and other improvements for the organization. 35 hours per week, subject to 90-day probation – full benefit package after completed probationary period. Requirements • Diploma in Business, Health or Social Work, or a related field • Five to seven years of progressively responsible program management experience preferably in the community social service sector or with First Nations groups • Experience supervising and managing staff as well as developing and managing budgets • Knowledge of legislation on Labour Code, Occupational Health and Safety, Privacy & Human Rights • Knowledge of financial and reporting requirements for AANDC • Knowledge and experience in human resources and financial management, governance procedures, and the treaty process • Ability to work independently and build effective interpersonal relationships • Ability to work collaboratively with the leadership team in the establishing of goals, and preparation of budgets and funding proposals • Ability to self-regulate, meet deadlines, have attention to detail • Recognizes and respects all cultural diversity and has an understanding of Aboriginal culture • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Criminal Records Check, a valid BC Driver’s License and provide a vehicle in good operating condition and appropriate vehicle insurance to meet program requirements Salary: As per company salary grid, this position is Pay Grade 8 For a complete job description and application package contact: Roxanne Stobie, Office Manager r.stobie@xatsull.com Soda Creek Indian Band 3405 Mountain House Road Williams Lake, BC V2G 5L5 (250) 989-2323 FAX (250) 989-2300 Applications will be accepted by email, hand delivery, fax, or by post. Please provide a cover letter with salary expectations and availability. Application Deadline: January 9, 2013. 4:00 PM **NOTE** Applications received after 4:00 PM on January 9, 2013 will not be considered. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to persons of Aboriginal ancestry as per Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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Reconditioned washer/dryer, stoves etc. 6 month guarantee. Will deliver in town. More info call Robert. 250-305-6344 days or 250-392-7064 eves.

Wanted: White French Provincial Book Shelf.(250)398-0351

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New 7.3L diesel Ford motor 1000h only, $3500. Call Wayne for details (250)9891525 Pre-lit 7.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Xmas tree $150., two stainless steel microwaves .07 & 1.0 cuft. $125. & $50., and a large stamp collection. Open to offers. (250)398-5014 White stove, self clean $150, Two Chandeliers,dining room , kitchen $60 all (250)398-5303

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Dog house excellent condition. $50. (250)296-4372 Pair of upholstered recliner chairs in good condition. $50. for set. (250)392-2572

$200 & Under Goldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gym Stride Trainer 310. Never used. $200. For more info call (250)398-7292 Lovely solid oak entertainment centre has glass door & 2 drawers. 48â&#x20AC;?Hx55â&#x20AC;?Lx20â&#x20AC;?W. $125. (250)392-2572

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Depot for batteries, rads, copper, aluminum, catalytic converters, alts. and starts. Will p/u, will buy! Phone 250-398-0672

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Exc. quality horse & good feeder hay, round bales, & large squares. (250)296-3651 Fox Mtn. Ranch. Hay for Sale 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; rnd bales, Alfalfa Timothy 1450lbs. Excellent horse hay, 2nd cut. Cell (250)305-9931.

Pets AUSTRALIAN Red and Blue Heeler pups for sale. Beautifully marked loyal family pets. Would make great Christmas presents. $400. We can e-mail pictures of both our Blue Male and Red Female as well as the pups. bellsrule@hotmail.com 250-249-6016 .

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 2 bdrm apartment, Lakeside area, no (250)392-5074.

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Duplex / 4 Plex $299,000 3 bedroom, Hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, Stainless steel appliances. Contact Parnell (250)398-7172 or Bryan (250)392-3621.

2011 Moduline 14x70 Brand new with full factory warranty 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Comes with fridge, stove, dishwasher, vaulted ceiling. Situated in Fran Lee Mobile Home Park. Good resale area, move in today! Reduced price. Please call (250)392-3879

Other Areas Largest Condo with best view in Terra Ridge! Level entry, large yard, Double garage, 3 bdrms, 3 bathrooms, Central Air, Natural gas ďŹ replace $247,000. (250)398-2975 evenings 1(778)471-1223 day.

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THIS IS MORE LIKE IT! MANFACTOR CAVCO HOME Yuma, Arizona 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower. Carport, closed in patio, fully furnished, outside shed with fridge & bathroom. RV Hook-up. $124,000. 1(928)305-8847

McLeese Lake 5-6 bdr. 2 1/2 bath home built in 2000 on 3.74 ac. on Enright Rd. near McLeese Lake. Large trees, spacious yard, drilled well, garden, raspberries, greenhouse, 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; new shop, tack shed, guest house and other outbldgs., fenced for horses. Reduced$275,000. Phone (250)297-6569.

1 - 2 bdrm apt F/S Dishwasher and A/C in most units. Quiet Good references only. Ask about our incentives. Call Frank 250-305-1155 pics at

Modern newer 2bdrm in 4-Plex Available 1st of January. Details, Pictures and map at: www.LivingSpacer4Rent.com

Mobile Homes & Pads 3 bdrm. mobile at 150 Mile. Close to shopping center and school. (250)392-7617

Homes for Rent 1145 2 Ave.N. 1-bdrm updated house. W/D,F/S, N/P,N/S. Perfect for single person. $650 + util. 1-yr lease only. Avail Now. 604-617-6119. rklc48@gmail.com 1 bdrm house in Commodore Heights. Incl fridge, stove, washer, dryer. Convenient access to Gibralter bus. Avail Jan 1st. View online ad for pictures. No pets, no smoking. $625/mth 778-464-4633 or ejbjb@shaw.ca 2 bdrm. house with F/S included. Please call (250)392-7617. Large waterfront 3bdrm, 2 1/2 bath home in town. 5 appl. $1800/mnth +util. n/s n/p ref. reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Avail. Dec. 1st. Call Mark (250)305-7742

Shared Accommodation Room for rent. $550./mnth $150 D/D utilities incl. Call (778)412-0040 after 7pm weekdays, anytime weekends.

Suites, Lower 2bdr. suite, close to TRU, n/p, d/d, ref/req. $750/mo. includes utilities, avail now, (250) 3927291 or cell 305-0010.

Rentals

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Trucks & Vans

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3bdrm bsmt suite in town. n/s n/p r/r $625/mo + 1/2 util. Avail immed. (250)305-8545 or (250)296-3131 Bright 1bdr. suite, 900 sq. ft., private entry, prefer single working person, n/s, r/r, avail. Dec. 15th. $650/mo. wifi, sat. tv & util. inc., no pets. (250)398-7323 eve. Newly renovated 1bdr. suite, close to school & TRU, n/p, n/s, (250) 392-1586 or (250)302-9907.

Suites, Upper For Rent ; 1 bdrm furnished cabin & 2 bdrm partly furnished basement suite, avail. imm., N/P (250)392-7921

2005 Nissan Frontier Nismo Ed. Grey, auto, 4.0L, V6, 4x4, crew cab, leveling kit, HD struts, 60% Geolanders, elec locker, excellent condition. $16,500. obo (250)398-0716

1995 Silverado Club Cab Full Load, 230 K. $3,300. Dandy Truck (250)296-4307

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Snowmobiles 1998 F250 XLT lt. duty Black 4X4 237,000 km tr. tow, PW, 5 speed $4,200 (250) 392-6475

Transportation

Cars - Domestic

2005 Kia Magentis A/C, auto start, sun roof, power windows & locks, tinted back windows, radio/CD player, summer rims & tires $5,300.00 (250)296-3118

Cars - Sports & Imports

2008 M1000 Arctic Cat snowmobile, 3,800kms. Electric reverse, wider skiis, high rise seat, new clutch & rollers in the secondary. Excellent condition, high rise handlebars. Asking $6500. Contact Al: (250)398-7958

Trucks & Vans 2007 Black Ford extra cab 4x4, auto, a/c, Triton V8. Good winter tires & custom fit matching canopy, low mileage. $18,000. obo (250)398-6465

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2002 Honda CRV 4WD 2.4L. Auto, air, cruise, PW, PDL, keyless entry, AM/FM/CD. One owner, dealer serviced, good studded tires with chains, hitch, Sirius/XM radio. Excellent condition, $5,500. 250-476-1258.

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2010 8.5 Northern Lite Camper Like new, only used a few times. Built for short box trucks. 3 burner cook top with oven. Entertainment center with 19â&#x20AC;? LCD TV with cable hook up and much more! $32,000 new Asking $22,000. Call for more info. (250)392-7627

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