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Taseko releases fourth quarter sale finals 2012 Taseko Mines Ltd. announced Jan. 7 a fourth quarter total sales of 23.4 pound of copper and 215,000 pounds of molybdenum at its 75 per cent owned Gibraltar Mines near Williams Lake. “Taking into account mill availability, the mill continued to operate close to design capacity in the fourth quarter. We expect mill availability to steadily increase with GCP3 construction behind us,” Russell Hallbauer, president and CEO of Taseko said. “As we announced in mid-December, GDP3 commissioning continues to progress as we work towards commercial production by the end of March.” In 2012, total sales were 88.0 million pounds of copper and 1.3 million pounds of molybdenum.

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Anahim Lake lost one of its restaurants to fire on Jan. 7. The nearby Ulkatcho Indian Band responded with its pumper truck because the community of Anahim Lake does not have a fire department.

Anahim Lake restaurant lost to fire Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer A well known restaurant has burned down in the small community of Anahim Lake. On Jan. 7 at approximately 3:10 pm, Anahim RCMP responded to a report of a structure fire at the Dutchman Restaurant. RCMP attended the location and confirmed the building was closed and no one was inside. As Anahim Lake does not have a fire department, police requested the assistance of the Ulkatcho Indian Band who own a pumper truck in the community. The pumper truck attended within minutes of the initial call and both driver and police sprayed water on the blaze. The fire was contained in the initial stages, and while the structure was still sound, local residents banded together along with police assistance and were able to save some of the owners’ more valuable property including some

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Initially the Dutchman Restaurant fire was contained, but later spread into the roof and ceiling. sentimental items. Unfortunately the fire later spread into the roof and ceiling of the structure and could not be stopped.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. the structure became completely engulfed in flames and it quickly burned to the ground. Police cordoned off the area

and remained on scene for the safety of the public. “Fortunately no one was injured as a result of the fire” stated Cst. Lesley Smith, North District Media Relations Officer “The investigation is still on going at this time but police do not believe the fire was suspicious and therefore arson is not a factor.” The Dutchman was built by Hans and Sandra Lutters in the late 1980s then purchased by Bernie and Vicci Wiersbitzky in March 1995. In February 2006, Bernie sold the restaurant to Dawn Benton, but financed the mortgage, so he is still involved. Author Sage Birchwater of Williams Lake knows them both and said Bernie and Dawn are very distraught. They will be dealing with the insurance adjuster on Jan. 10. “It’s quite a kick to lose your livelihood so abruptly,” Dawn said. “One minute you’ve got a job, the next minute you don’t. - With RCMP files


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Areas set aside for handicapped access in Williams Lake should be a first priority when it comes to snow removal. In its first annual report, the city’s accessibility committee recommends that active snow and ice removal from handicap parking spaces be a priority.

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WL to become accessibility capital of B.C. Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Williams Lake should and could become the accessibility capital of B.C. That is one of the recommendations coming out of the city’s accessibility advisory committee first annual report. “It’s important to build on an accessibility legacy here throughout the Cariboo Region,” committee chair George Atamanenko told the Tribune. “We want to give city council that little bit of a shot.” Former Williams Lake resident Rick Hansen would be proud if that happened, Atamanenko suggested. Highlighting some of the aspects of the report, Atamanenko said he would be remiss if he didn’t mention that “we live in a bit of a winter wonderland” that continually needs to be monitored and looked after. “The first step is for the active removal of snow and ice from curbs near the blue handicap parking spac-

es as the first priority. It’s a little way to demonstrate that we care and are willing to act on behalf of persons that are handicapped, especially the seniors.” It’s an ongoing thing, he suggested. “The priorities are to get into the machine, do the sidewalks, and in the evening get the grader out and try to do the main roads. There is not a priority to get rid of all the crap on the blue stuff,” he added. Convinced the Williams Lake can be a leader, and continue to remove physical barriers and expand on the leisure activities available for all persons with accessibility issues. The committee has recently finalized a colourful brochure, titled Accessibility Works. It’s a follow-up to the city’s official community plan’s actions and guidance to downtown businesses, construction associations and individual persons for upgrading and building new liveable spaces. An annual awards program has been es-

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tablished to encourage greater awareness and to follow-up on practical accessible new building and upgrades. “We’ve also supported and pointed out the importance of the audio visual crossing at Seventh Avenue and Oliver Street.” Atamanenko was to present the annual report to city council Tuesday evening, but a heavy snowfall kept him at home. Instead, Deb Radolla, manager of active living for the city, read his report. Coun. Laurie Walters thanked the committee for the thorough report and the accomplishments it has made throughout the year. “I’m looking forward to the committee moving us forward to become a community that is more accessible, given Rick Hansen’s past history with our community,” Walters said. Link to report: https://williamslake. civicweb.net/FileStor age/43F90612DE8246 B5961A2A2AFA9867 2B-January%208%20 2013-C4a.pdf.

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Quesnel resident and city councillor Sushil Thapar has announced he is seeking the nomination to the run for NDP in Cariboo North.

Another person has thrown his name in the ring to run for the NDP in the riding of Cariboo North. Quesnel resident and city councillor Sushil Thapar confirmed that he’s been nominated to run. The official nominating convention will take place in Quesnel on Jan. 20 at the Royal Canadian Legion. Cariboo rancher Duncan Barnett announced that he was seeking nomination in December. Thapar was a Science teacher in India for over two years before moving to Canada to begin a new life. He arrived in Quesnel in 1991, and since 1996 has been a member of the United Steelworkers Union, and has been on city council since 2003. “Over the past decade

I have held a number of portfolios and dealt with a number of issues that included protection services, finances, rebuilding infrastructure and organizing Quesnel Family Days for the last ten years in a row,” he said. He has also worked in the forest industry for the last 20 years performing different roles from unskilled worker to management positions. “I have always held a keen interest in politics and I understand the issues facing workers and tax payers and the elderly in our community,” Thapar said, adding he is always willing to listen to people, work with them and do his very best to provide straight forward answers to all questions. Thapar said he debated whether or not to put his name forward to run for the NDP, and decided to wait until the new year to announce his in-

tentions. “I’ve always worked for working class families,” he said. “They have been neglected for too long. If the Liberals did the right thing I always supported them, but if they are wrong then I’m the first one to get up there and oppose them.” Over the last 10 years, the Cariboo Region has been left out, he said. “The benefits to the area have been very small. Through the pine beetle epidemic we heard that we were going to get a billion dollars from the federal government, “ he said, adding the region is being ignored by the provincial government. “They call us the “heartland,” but when you look at it we have lost mills, we have lost lots of production jobs, and when we talk about the wealth that is generated in the Cariboo, we never see the

money coming back to area, when we are especially in need of it.” Believing the forest industry can have a strong viable future, Thapar suggested the region also has to look at diversifying the economy, by looking at mining and other options. “I have been here for over 20 years. I came as an immigrant with $6 in my pocket and worked my way up. When I came as a 21 year old I had the opportunity to make my life and build my future,” he recalled, adding it’s not the same for the younger generation today in the Cariboo. “We are losing kids left and right, who are going to Alberta to work. We can do a lot better. It’s a hidden treasure here. When you look at security, safety, and natural resources, we’re lucky to have what we have,” Thapar said.

Family Literacy Week goes Jan. 20-26 Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Bruce Mack said he has seen dramatic changes in people’s awareness of literacy over the last decade. “Over the years as we’ve done our Reach-a-Reader campaign, people have

gone from not knowing what we were raising awareness about, to seeing us from a block away and hailing us down to purchase a newspaper to help the cause.” Mack, president for the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy, invited mayor

and council Tuesday evening to help with the campaign, which takes place on Jan. 24. Highlighting some of the programs CCPL delivered in 2012, he said over 8,400 books were distributed through the Bright Red Bookshelves program, and

high school wood working students build bookshelves to augment the program, he added. Through the Books for Babies program, fully funded by the Kiwanis Club, every new baby receives a bag with four books. “The financial lit-

eracy program we ran for two years was a huge success. The funding for it has run out, but we developed the program and are going to continue with it,” Mack said, adding the need for it was tremendous. The Assisted Literacy program pres-

ently has 48 tutors working with 130 individuals providing one-on-one help, and more recently, computer literacy has been implemented as well. On behalf of council Mayor Kerry Cook thanked Mack and the group for their

efforts, and after his presentation, council proclaimed Family Literacy Week Jan. 20 - 26 in the city of Williams Lake. Mack presented council a copy of the literacy plan CCPL has developed in partnership with School District #27.

Ulkatcho sawmill back at operating as of Dec. 18 Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer The West Chilcotin Forest Products mill at Ulkatcho resumed operations on Dec. 18. “We have 60 employees and one shift

operating,” said acting general manager Gary Arnold Tuesday. “We’ve got 90 per cent of all our old employees back and our creditors are being paid.” The timber supply for the mill has yet to

be worked out with the provincial government, but in the meantime the mill has adequate timber supply. “If mills in Williams Lake are able to push their timber licenses out this way then our timber sup-

ply will last less than five years and we will not have a reliable timber supply for a 20-year plan,” Arnold said. Presently the mill is manufacturing “Chinese-sized” twoby-fours, although

Arnold said because of the lumber market in the U.S. going up, the mill is considering making stud lumber, working with other companies that would kiln the wood. “We could actually generate employment

for Williams Lake,” Arnold said. The dry wood coming out of the mill is going to Vancouver and the green wood has been offered to mills in the Cariboo, Arnold said. Several people have

returned home to live in the community to work in the mill. “Between mining and mill training, we have 30 people in six-week training programs taking a basic level entry course,” he added.

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NEWS Real Estate report for 2012 Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer In 2012 Williams Lake saw what real estate agent Willy Berger described as a positive year in real estate overall if you look at the rest of the world. “The statistics are positive,” he said. “We’ve had ten more units in the residential end selling, and the average price seemed to have gone up, but we have sold more higher end homes, so prices are more stable, than going up.” The latest BC Northern Real Estate Board report showed that for Williams Lake there were 315 sales worth $68 million reported through MLS®. The number is down from 324 sales in 2011, but those sales garnered $65.5 million. Berger is a director on the board and said Williams Lake did sell a lot of houses. “There were lots of owners willing to sell, even if they had to adjust to reality and adjust prices. That really curbs the market when there are sellers willing to sell. Then there are some people that bought high and they cannot afford to sell low: they can’t.” Half of the 126 single family homes sold in 2012 sold for less than $235,000. The sales also included 20 parcels of vacant land, 80 homes on acreage, 14 town homes, 27

manufactured homes in parks and 32 manufactured homes on land. At the end of December there were 352 properties of all types available through MLS® in the Williams Lake area, up from 342 properties at the same time last year. What doesn’t show in the stats are new homes being built, but Berger said there has been a few more in the rural areas than there were in 2011. In the 100 Mile House area, 291 properties worth $58.5 million sold in 2012, compared with 291 properties worth $55 million in 2011. The 91 single family homes that sold in 2012 had a median value (half sold for less) of $218,000. In addition, 72 parcels of vacant land, 65 homes on acreage, 24 manufactured homes on land, 9 manufactured homes in a park, and 21 recreational properties changed hands in 2012. At the end of December there were 525 properties of all types available for sale through MLS® in the 100 Mile House area, down slightly from 541 properties at the end of 2011. Quesnel saw 295 properties changed hands, up from 248 that were sold in 2011. The value of these properties was $51.9 million ($42 million in 2011). The median value of

CITY OF WILLIAMS LAKE Community Charter Section 26 Notice Of Proposed Property Disposition TAKE NOTICE that it is the intent of the City of Williams Lake to renew the Lease Agreement with Canadian Helicopters Ltd. for property legally described as Lot 8, Block O of District Lots 8883, 8884, 8868 and 8869, Cariboo District, for purposes of a hangar located at the Williams Lake Regional Airport in the City of Williams Lake. The proposed term of the lease is for two years. The consideration to be received by the City for the disposition is, not including HST, $3,455.88 for years one and two. Dated at Williams Lake, BC this 10th day of January, 2013, as the first of two publications of this Notice. Cindy Bouchard Manager of Legislative Services City of Williams Lake 450 Mart Street Williams Lake, BC V2G 1N3

the 124 single family homes sold in 2012 was $199,000. In addition, 43 parcels of vacant land, 58 homes on acreage, 23 manufactured homes in parks and a further 30 on land were reported sold in 2012. At year end there were 233 properties of all types available for purchase through MLS® in the Quesnel area, up from 215 properties at the end of 2011. Compared to 2011, Berger said there are more homes available for purchases wanting to get into the housing market. “I would say our entry level houses have come back. We’ve seen more townhouses, condos and smaller homes

than the years before. At the moment the interest rates are still low, although that could be scary.” Gazing into his crystal ball, Berger said the overall predictions are for a stable market in 2013 with a slight decline on prices — two, three to five per cent. “It’s not too much to worry about because it may happen in a certain bracket of market. The affordability market will be fairly stable and strong.” Winter’s a tough time because it takes longer to sell a house, but definitely on Jan. 2, people started to inquire and offers have already been made on homes. “So that’s good,” he added.

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NEWS Living without regrets in 2013

One is not old until regret replaces dreams — I have no idea where that quote originates but I received it, via a beef industry newsletter this week. It rings true and happily, confirms that I am not old which seems like a good place to begin the new year from. In other beginnings; there is happy days ahead for hockey-lovers with the NHL season finally kicking into gear; thereby alleviating some winterdoldrums for some folks (avid Canuck fans like my mother, Mary and my aunt, Joan) as they resume watching games, in the comfort of their easychairs. For the cattle business, the beginning of each new year heralds hope and optimism and cattlemen making plans in their minds as they trudge through the snow each day on their way to start the feed truck or tractor or to harness up the team to distribute feed to their livestock.

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A bit more snow than usual appears to be the norm in most parts of the Cariboo and the consistent temperatures are good for the rancher and the livestock. When the thermometer swings erratically, from one extreme to the next in short

spans, it wreaks havoc with the daily feed-plan whereas steady temperatures makes it far less of a challenge to keep sailing along with a nice even keel. With recent temperatures hovering steadily between -10 C to -15 C, most producers would have few complaints. Industry marketplaces are in a lull, but will begin to pick up after the groundhog checks in. Canfax (market-advisory

bulletin) analysts tout 2013 as a year of stronger prices, but caution that any of the following factors (or others) could muddy the market-waters. Any major blips in the European, U.S. or major Asian economies would rock the boat badly and the continuation of the U.S. drought (many producers in dire need of rain/grain) aggravating further-forced marketings.

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Re-appoint auditor general: NDP Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer The B.C. NDP and three Independents are asking the Liberal government to re-appoint Auditor General John Doyle to another six-year term. On Jan. 5 it was discovered that the government was advertising the auditor general position. The NDP reacted by saying they believe Doyle has been an effective and impartial critic of the government and he deserves to be reappointed. “In addition to his record, reappointing Doyle would save time and money, and serve the public interest,” NDP caucus chair Shane Simpson said.

“Doyle has issued a number of scathing reports during his term, and is currently in the process of investigating why the Liberal government decided to pay $6 million in legal fees for convicted Liberal insiders in the BC Rail scandal in October 2010. Doyle has been fighting the government in court for access to the documents he needs to complete his investigation,” an NDP press release stated. Cariboo North Independent MLA Bob Simpson echoed Simpson, stating that Doyle has been highly effective. “If you look at the government’s response to his reports, you can tell he’s asking the right

questions and making the right recommendations.” Simpson, along with Independents Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington and Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen also issued a press release and suggested the decision to not reappoint Doyle may have been politically motivated. “The government hasn’t been happy with the auditor general’s critique from the beginning, but it’s his job to ask the tough questions,” Simpson said. “Whether the government likes it or not, we need him there to cut through the noise and point to problems with government policy and accounting. Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett said

Tuesday the decision about the auditor general position was given to a special committee to deal with. “I have no idea why the committee has made the decision. In essence that is their job,” Barnett said. “I have no opinion on how and why they made the decision, the only thing I can say is basically I have done a little bit of background research and learned that very seldom is an auditor general there for more than six years at a time.” Barnett said Doyle can reapply if he wants to stay on as auditor general. “I don’t think he did a bad job,” she added. Doyle’s term will be finished in May.

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hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I know I did, spending time with family and friends. I am so thankful to have them in my life. There were four generations of my family in my house over the holidays, and I saw firsthand the importance of coming together as young people, seniors, and those in between, to share what we have together. That’s why I’m very proud that Williams Lake is From the on the Mayor’s m a p Chair with its intergenKerry Cook erational project between local students and the seniors at Retirement Concepts. Seniors are the backbone of our community, and they play a vital role in our lives. On Wednesday I was so appreciative to receive $20,000 in grant money from Minister of State for Seniors Ralph Sultan to help the Senior’s Activity Centre upgrade its kitchen, and to provide Foodsafe and cooking classes for Williams Lake seniors. It’s great to see seniors’ efforts and contributions acknowledged and rewarded. The grant application was written by City staff members Deb Radolla and Denise Skarra, and the minister told us it was one of the top applications among 65 submitted. Many thanks, Deb and Denise! The grant was a direct result of a last-minute meeting with the minister at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in September, and it comes on the heels of Williams Lake receiving $100,000 each year for three years for the Better at Home program to help seniors remain at home in their later years. Thanks to our MLA Donna Barnett for arranging the meeting and for advocating for Williams Lake seniors, and to the provincial government for recognizing the importance of caring for them. It’s a new year, and a time for new beginnings. As always, we have choices in how we set our goals and how we set our attitudes. The future is what we make it, and I am very optimistic about 2013! Kerry Cook is the mayor of Williams Lake.

his week British Columbians found out that our Auditor General, John Doyle, will not be reappointed. The problem is that only five MLAs, members of the Special Committee to Appoint an Auditor General, know why Doyle wasn’t re-appointed to a second term. From the start of his first six-year term, Doyle has done an outstanding job. His very first report, which reviewed the release of private lands from Tree Farm Licenses, proved he was not going to mince his words. So much so, in fact, MLA that thenForests Musings Minister Bob Simpson Pat Bell said the Government was “offended” by the report. Doyle was correct in his assessment of the government’s actions, and his scathing reviews of BC Hydro, oil and gas activity in the Peace, the sorry state of our forest inventory, and the under-reporting of B.C.’s deficit and debt were also on point. If protecting the public interest were the only criteria for re-appointment, then it should have been a slam-dunk, but re-appointment requires unanimous agreement between the Liberal and NDP MLAs on the Committee. The problem with all of this is that whoever decided against re-appointment isn’t publicly accountable for their actions: their vote isn’t recorded publicly, and they don’t have to give any public explanation for their decision. At the very least, the vote to not reappoint an Auditor General must be made public so we know how MLAs on the Committee voted. An even better solution would be to require the Committee to publicize the rationale for its re-appointment decisions. Leaving it open to speculation is patently unfair to Mr. Doyle, who has been an outstanding public servant and protector of the public interest. In the coming weeks, a series of reports will be released from the Auditor General’s office on such things as the Pacific Carbon Trust, the justice system, and the government’s decision to cover the legal costs of Basi and Virk’s defense during the BC Rail trial. Now that the Liberals have shot the messenger, watch for them to dismiss what will likely be more damning reports as sour grapes from someone they decided not to re-appoint. Bob Simpson is the Independent MLA for Cariboo North.

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Plan. While contributors will get their CPP contributions back eventually if they retire and collect CPP, the same cannot be said for EI. A small portion of the population actually collects it, but all working people and employers pay dearly. The local municipal government will boost property taxes by two per cent this year. The province is facing a massive deficit and claims it will bring in a balanced budget, so that means all kinds of potential tax increases. And in the meantime, BC Hydro, controlled by the province, is raising rates by almost four per cent on April 1. One thing is certain – governments have an  insatiable appetite for our money. While much of the money they take goes to useful services, there is plenty of room for better management and for minimal tax increases. - Langley Times

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More Viewpoints Snow removal a disgrace Question of the week Editor: The condition of the roads in our city is disgusting. The snow has been falling since early December and there are streets and lanes in the downtown area that have yet to be cleared. We have sporadic clearing of the sidewalks, but all that does is push the snow over the curb onto the street. There it sits with no attempt at removal. The eight to 10 feet adjacent to the curbs has been covered with almost a foot of rutted slushy snow throughout the holiday season. It is impossible to get out of a parked car without stepping into this mess and I defy anyone to be a pedes-

trian on Mackenzie Avenue. In 2011 the city collected $11,472,290 from property taxes. They spent 76 per cent or $8,653,397 on wages and benefits. During the same year, the CRD collected a General Purpose Levy of $22,871,875. They spent 65 per cent or $15,043,099 on labour costs that included contracted services. These amounts spent on labour costs represent 69 per cent of every dollar collected for property taxes. You would think that some of those dollars could have been spent on keeping our city streets clear of snow. Another beneficiary of our

property tax dollars is the School District. They are considering closing three elementary schools rather than address the wage and benefit costs which are the single largest expense item in their budget. Is it time that we demand the amalgamation of these arms of government to achieve some economies of scale? An amalgamation would enable the reduction of elected officials, administrative, maintenance and support positions that would go a long way to helping local government meet their budgets. Peter Philpotts Williams Lake

Poor snow clearing hurting downtown businesses Editor: Maybe the city should auction off their snow removal equipment as they seem to use it very little. Snow remains for a long time near the boulevards, even downtown. I work casually. Lately I have been driving to L & D’s for coffee before work and get stuck in the massive snow piles. Today we had to park on the opposite side of the street because

the snow hadn’t been cleared. Maybe a person should bring a shovel and do some snow removal and get the press to see what needs to be done. Why aren’t the merchants in the downtown core not screaming blue murder at the less than adequate snow removal? When we see how much snow is on the boulevards we avoid shopping so you, the businesses, miss out. We already had to buy a new bumper well liner due to parking

in the huge piles of snow; not the least being getting snow in your boots. To top all this city council tried to get themselves a raise. They gave big business a decrease in taxes, raised ours and didn’t fix any of the streets — they are worse than some third-world countries we’ve visited — but that’s another story to be continued. Ollie Martens Williams Lake

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Volunteers, businesses help make tournament a success Editor: We, Cecil Grinder and Doreen William, on behalf of the Cariboo Canucks Hockey Club would like to thank the participants, fans, volunteers, downtown businesses and surrounding businesses for their help with donations towards the Cariboo Canucks All-Native Hockey tournament Dec. 28-30. They all made the tournament a success. More than 15 local businesses generously donated items towards the tournament, helping make ev-

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erything possible. We would also like to thank to the participating teams that entered our tournament to make it a success, along with the fans that came to watch. The tournament went very well with 20 teams from surrounding areas including Williams Lake, Alkali Lake, Nemiah Valley, Stone, Canim Lake, Merritt, Kamloops, Fort St James, and Vernon. We would like to congratulate all host team players for participating in each division and a big

thank you to Robin Gilbert (Cariboo Canucks), Byron Louie (Cyroties) for managing the two host teams, and to Bruce Mack for coaching the Cariboo Stars. We would also like to thank the referees, RCMP, PDS Security and Grinder’s Security for making this tournament a safe and fun event. Volunteers at the tournament included Pam Alphonse, Dallas Alphonse, Rosie Robbins, Roxanne Johnson, Janine Alphonse, Shannon Woods, Marnie Brenner, Blaine Charleyboy, Phillip Rob-

bins, Peter Paul, Patsy Grinder, Earl Grinder, Cameron Lulua, Ryan Lulua, Gilbert Sellars Jr., Norm Cassie, Rae Alphonse, Robin Robbins, Alfred Chelsea, Delia William, Joseph William, Norman Alphonse, Violet Alphonse, Eos Rivet and Tammy Haller. We would like to thank the City of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex for letting us host this event. Cecil Grinder Williams Lake

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James Beaulieu (left) lines up for his turn at the popular Annie Oakley event during the Williams Lake Sportsman’s Associations New Year’s Day Turkey Shoot with 16 other shooters. Thirtyfour shooters from 10 to 80-something came from Williams Lake, Kamloops, 100 Mile House, Lone Butte and Quesnel areas to enjoy their favourite sport. The big winner of the day was Mike Rife of Williams Lake, taking home four prizes. Events included 10-round standard trap shoots, several Annie Oakleys, a buddy shoot and a bushwhacker.

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Stampeders host Tomahawks The Williams Lake Stampeders return home to the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex after a five-game road swing to take on the Lac La Hache Tomahawks. The game will be the last the Stampeders play in Williams Lake during the regular season. Following the game, WIlliams Lake travels to Quesnel to take on the Kangaroos Jan. 12 for its final game of the regular season. For more on the Williams Lake Stampders visit www. wlstampeders.com.

Friday, Jan. 10 to Sunday, Jan. 12

High performance camp gruelling Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer Fifty-three of the best female hockey players north of 100 Mile House stormed the Cariboo Memorial Complex on the weekend for BC Hockey’s U16 High Performance Camp. The camp, emulated to follow Hockey Canada’s high performance program, saw participants spend two days giving it their all in hopes of advancing as one of 20 players to the next stage of the program. Williams Lake hockey coach and BC Hockey district director Troy Wiel said it was a gruelling two days of on- and off-ice activities. Wiel said they were originally expecting just 30 players to register, but added they had to scramble for more ice time when the 53 players arrived to register Saturday morning. “We were expecting about 30 girls and when we saw how many players there were we had to ask some local coaches for some ice and we had to ask the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association for some ice, and they were nice enough to help us out,” Wiel said. “If we had to run 53 girls on

the original ice time we had booked it wouldn’t have been a fair evaluation process.” After registering Saturday players were split into two groups for a 1.5-hour on-ice practice, followed by off-ice physical testing. After that players were placed onto three teams to play a round robin tournament Saturday night, and Sunday morning. “This is probably the biggest deal these girls have all done,” Wiel said. From the camp 20 players — two goalies, six defenceman and 12 forwards — advanced to the next round — a province-wide tournament pitting each of the zone teams against one another April 4 in Duncan. Of those, six players from Williams Lake made the team. Victoria Byer, Stefanie Martin, Sarah Hermsen, Laine Grace, Caily Mellott and Ruthie Jackson advanced. “The local players did outstanding,” Wiel said. “And the girls who didn’t make it from Williams Lake, they were awesome, too. We showed very, very well.” He said 15 volunteers helped make the camp a success and added it was an outstanding ex-

Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association Bantam House Tournament

Bantam hockey players from around the city will converge at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex this weekend when the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association hosts its annual Bantam House Tournament. Games start Friday evening and go all day Saturday, with finals going Sunday morning.

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Third Annual Co-Ed Valentine’s Futsal Tournament

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Williams Lake hockey player Laine Grace (right) strips the puck from an opponent during round robin play at BC Hockey’s U16 Female High Performance Camp Sunday. From Williams Lake Grace, and five other players, were selected to play April 4 in Duncan at the provincial zone tournament. perience for the players. Williams Lake hockey players who’ve gone through the program including Tessa Hare, Chantelle Rolph and Cassidy Mellott were also on hand as mentors to the players. “The way we run the high performance camps is basically the same as Hockey Canada’s camp,”

he said. “It’s a learning experience for them. “Physically, they’re asked to do a lot in one weekend and they were extremely tired. We push them pretty hard and they do respond and we expect at this level to be the cream of the crop.”

The Williams Lake men’s and ladies’ soccer leagues are now accepting registration for the upcoming Third Annual Co-Ed Valentine’s Futsal Tournament. The tournament goes Feb. 15-17 at the Williams Lake Secondary School gymnasium. On Feb. 16, following games, there will be a social at the Oliver Street Bar and Grill. Registration forms for the tournament can be downloaded at www.williamslakesoccer.ca or can be picked up at Caribou Ski Source For Sports. The registration deadline to play is Feb. 1. For more information contact Katie McMahen at katiemcmahen@gmail.com.


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Biathletes provincials-bound Local army and sea cadets are gearing up for the provincial biathlon championships. The cadets, on Jan. 5, took part in the zone biathlon competition at the Otway Nordic Centre in Prince George. “Biathlon is a high endurance sport that combines the two sports of cross-country skiing and precision shooting,” said team coach and Capt.

Irene Burns. Cadets skied either a six- or 7.9-kilometre race depending on their age category; shooting a .22 anshutz rifle three times in between loops. For every shot missed 40 seconds is added onto ski times for a final results. The top youth male went to Matthew Nendick, while second place went to Joshua Tucker.

The top junior male went to Olund Mork, while Dean Montgomery finished fourth and Skyler Bragg took fifth. In the juinor female category Kaitlin Lebrun finished third, followed by Abby-Lyn James in fourth. Cadets Nendick, Tucker, Mork, Lebrun and James will attend the provincial biathlon competition at Mount

Washington on Vancouver Island Feb. 2 to compete against army, set and air cadets from across B.C. Burns said she and the cadets would like to thank the Army Cadet League, the Williams Lake Sportsman’s Association, Guenter Werkele from West Fraser, Bull Mountain Cross Country Ski Club and parents for their support in training.


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Cariboo Canucks host successful tourney Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer The first ever Cariboo Canucks Hockey Club All-Native Hockey Tournament just wrapped up, but organizer Cecil Grinder said things went so well he’s already looking forward to hosting it again next year. The tournament, featuring 20 teams spread amongst four division, was held in Williams Lake Dec. 28-30 at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. “It went really well,” Grinder said. “I’m already looking forward to doing it again. We’ve seen what we did well and we’ve seen what we can improve on for next time.” Divisions included recreational, masters, women’s, and competitive. In the recreational division it was the host team, the Williams Lake Cyroties, beating Three Nations to take the top spot. Other teams in the division were Gex Nat’i and the Xeni Trail Blazers. In masters, the Williams Lake Longhorns downed the Southern Selects in the final to

take the championship. Butch’s Bandits rounded out the division in third. For the five-team women’s division, Kamloops took the title beating the Cariboo Stars in the process. In competitive, it was the host team, the Cariboo Canucks, downing the Alkali Braves, 5-2, to win $2,500 in prize money. The Braves, for their part, still took home $2,000 for their efforts. In third were the Vernon T-birds. “It was a good game [the final],” Grinder said. “It just kind of went our way this time. They’d beaten us by two goals earlier in the tournament and that time things went their way.” Other teams in the competitive division included the Stone Tbirds, Young Nation, Hun City, Canim Lake and the Fort St. James Chiefs. Grinder added he’d like to thank all the volunteers who helped out and the businesses who donated items for prizes. For a list of awards winners from the tournament check a future Tribune.

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Cariboo Canucks player Trevor Mack (right) drives toward the net Dec. 30 during a semi-final competitive division win over the Vernon T-birds at the first Cariboo Canucks Hockey Club All-Native Hockey Tournament at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

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Children’s Book puts a smile on local literacy Sage Birchwater Special to The Tribune Last year was the year of the book in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. My unofficial tally of books produced from this region in 2012, comes to a baker’s dozen. Just squeaking in as the 13th title in late December, was the illustrated children’s book, I Don’t Like My Grumpy Face, by author Victoria Greenley, and illustrator Raylene Hale. Both women work in the Williams Lake school system. As you might expect, Greenley wrote the story first before linking up with the illustrator. Actually, the story is a long poem, which works well for children learning to read. Greenley is a speech and language assistant in School District 27, working at Cataline and Kwaleen elementary schools this year. She says the use of rhyming words is very important for children to get a better handle on literacy. Both women credit Maria Lepetich who teaches reading recovery at 150 Mile House Elementary School, for inspiring them. “I showed my poem to Maria and she encouraged me to publish it. When I asked her if she knew any artists who could illustrate it, she suggested Raylene.” Ironically Greenley and Hale both knew each other from church. “But I didn’t know Raylene was an artist,” Greenley says. Next Lepetich put the two women in touch with children’s author Bonita Forsythe of Lac la Hache. “We had coffee with Bonita and she read the draft and looked at Raylene’s sketches and approved,” Greenley says. “She was very generous with her time and knowledge.” Explaining how the illustrations unfolded, Hale says Greenley gave her the story and they talked about it. “I thought of the image of a laptop computer and doing real things in a computer-based world,” Hale says of the cover showing Joshua, a “super cool guy”, emerging from the screen wearing a frown. Hale says she and Greenley really worked well together, creating the concepts of the book as they went along. “We decided how old the character might be and the things he could do.” Greenley says everything Hale thought of, she loved. “I had the idea vision, and Raylene had the picture vision.” The theme of the book has a positive message that both children and their parents can grasp, Greenley says. “Children can adjust their mindsets to be positive. It encourages kids to think more on the positive and think for themselves.” Even when Joshua thought he wanted to smile after getting tired

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Illustrator Raylene Hale and author Victoria Greenley will be at the Williams Lake library on January 19 to launch their new book. This is the first book for both women, who work in Williams Lake schools. of his grumpy face which he put on when told to clean up his room, his smiling face wouldn’t stick until he changed his attitude. “He learned to see that cleaning his room had something in it for him too,” Greenley points out. “His clean room became a proud place to show to all his friends.” The two women began working on the project last February, and Hale started creating pencil drawings for the illustrations. Then on the advice of her son, Troy, she bought a Cintiq graphic artist drawing board to attach to her computer. She took photos of each drawing and uploaded the pdf files into the computer and so she could colour them. “It was a new experience for me,” Hale says. “I’d never used a drawing board before. It’s limitless what you can do.” Greenley says Hale decided to use the primary colours to make the illustrations stand out. “A lot of people have commented how bright it looks. The illustrations jump out at you. I think the primary colours make it come alive.” This year several of the schools in School District 27 have gotten into a Positive Action Program and the book ties well into that program. Several of the schools are already using the book. Greenley says she thought of using emoticon from the computer as a theme for the book. “I thought it might reach the kids that way.” After searching around for a publisher, the two women decided to self-publish through Trafford Publishing, once a Canadian company based in Victoria. Now however

The Williams Lake Studio Theatre is holding an evening of appetizers and inquiries into the world of script choosing, reading and developing. We extend an open invitation for promising directors, thespians or anyone interested in the process of selecting a script. See a script come to life by participating in live readings and join us as we dive into a round table discussion featuring past and present directors. Any questions are welcome and encouraged. Browse online catalogues, as we will be placing an order for new scripts based on your recommendations. Hope to see you there on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Williams Lake Studio Theatre in Glendale School.

Wednesday, Jan. 16 Payback

Based on Margaret Atwood’s bestselling book Payback: Debt and the Shadow of Wealth, Jennifer Baichwal’s feature documentary Payback offers a fascinating look at debt as a mental construct traces how it influences relationships, societies, governing structures and even the fate of the planet. The film explores the link between debtor and creditor in a variety of contexts and places. The film screening is slated for Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Williams Lake Library program room. Joshua is the main character in the delightful new children’s book by Victoria Greenley and Raylene Hale. Trafford is based in the United States and that has posed some royalty problems that still need to be worked out. Meanwhile both women are marketing the book themselves by email and on Facebook. Greenley can be reached at vic0661@hotmail. com and Hale at haray@telus.net. You can find Victoria Greenley on Facebook. The Williams Lake Library is hosting Greenley and Hale for a special launch and reading of their book on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. Children are invited of course, and the book will be available for purchase. And yes, Greenley and Hale have another book in the works. It’s called

Touched by the Wind with a special focus on children who are hard of hearing or are visually impaired. “It’s about acceptance,” Greenley says. “The manuscript is already set. It’s also a poem with rhyming words.” She says Barb Doedel, a teacher with the deaf and hard of hearing, is working with them. “She wants us to meet some of her children.” Hale, who works as a library aide in three schools, says she and Greenley are having fun launching into another project. “We laugh and enjoy each other’s company. Illustrating children’s books is something I always wanted to do.”

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Music with global flair entertains at New World Coffee LeRae Haynes photo

LeRae Haynes Special to The Tribune Emaline Delapaix performed Tuesday afternoon for a lunch crowd at New World Coffee and Tea House in Williams Lake. The Australian singer songwriter is a fulltime musician in Berlin, performing and recording and also spending time in BC visiting friends and doing shows. Engaging and personable, with a unique, compelling voice, Emaline sang and accompanied herself on both keyboard and acoustic guitar, sharing a range of original tunes from her three CDs, Between Breeding Seasons, Everyday Ordinary and Sketches, with the audience. “I’m travelling B.C. during the winter months—crazy, I know—but having fun visiting friends and doing shows along the way,” Emaline explained. Her performance at New World on Tuesday included a song about England. “My relationship with England is a cross between love and annoyance,” she said. She also noted that that she usually plays the tune with jazz/rock musicians in Berlin. Delapaix said that she learned to play

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piano and guitar twoand-a-half years ago. “I moved to rural East Germany and lived in a caravan where I learned to play instruments,” she informed her audience. Another tune she shared was Greetings from a Snow Desert, which she said was “for all the lazy and afraid men out there” and Pomegranate, which she described as “about not being too brave and always doing what’s safe.” For more information about Emaline, visit http://www.ema-

linedelapaix.com/ New World owner Sue Lachance said that they are currently offering performance opportunities for Cariboo musicians. “This is a great ‘coffee house’ venue for musicians to share their talent and let their community know what they’re all about,” she said. “People love to come and enjoy good food and beverages and hear great local music.” For more information about booking your group at New World, phone Sue Lachance at 778-412-5282.

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CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATE Friends and family of Sydney Shay MItchell’s (Ewert) congratulate her accomplishment and commitment to become a teacher and mentor to the youth in B.C. Her hard work and dedication will rub off and benefit many students. Sidney earned a Bachelor of Arts, Thompson Rivers University and Bachelor of Education, University of British Columbia. Awards: Outstanding Practicum Award, Elizabeth Kendall Scholarship in Education and George Brooks White Memorial Prize. She is now employed as a teacher-librarian at Carson Graham Secondary School, North Vancouver.

Big Creek community hosts New Year’s bash Veera Bonner Special to The Tribune The Big Creek Hall was full of ladies when we had our annual Ladies Christmas pot luck lunch and gift exchange on Dec. 12. Nearly all the ladies from Big Creek were there and guests from Hanceville and Alexis Creek brought the number of ladies to a whopping 26. There was a fantastic array of food to enjoy and a lot of laughter as we exchanged gifts and then proceeded to “steal” from one another with a few of the more

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coveted gifts exchanging hands more often than the rest. It was a great way to get the Christmas spirit started. On Dec. 24 there was another happy Christmas Eve party at Twilight Ranch this year when Gord and Diana Puhallo opened their home and hearts with a great spread of good food and hospitality. A delicious Christmas dinner was served with a huge assortment of delicacies including their famous perogies. 2012 marked the 17th year that Gord and Diana have been welcoming members of the commu-

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nity into their home for this fabulous Christmas Eve party. New Year’s Eve saw the community gathered at the Big Creek as usual to dance the new year in. A potluck supper started the evening at 6 p.m. The Skidmarks Band supplied the lively music for dancing. At midnight, Iris passed sandwiches around after a cascade of colourful balloons rained down from the ceiling honouring the arrival of 2013. Coffee was always on. Happy New Year to all from all of us at Big Creek!

Derek and Dezaree are thrilled to announce the birth of their beautiful 9 pound 12 ounce daughter, EmmaJames May Landry born Sept. 7, 2012 in Prince George. Proud grandparents are Boyd and Georgina Graham, Kevin and Barb Etienne of Vernon, Tanya Palmer and Mark Jones of Kamloops, and ecstatic greatGrandma Eileen Palmer of Surrey.

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“They call the Cariboo home” John Sykes: the gift of music to a community LeRae Haynes Special to The Tribune When people see John Sykes, or ‘TubaJohn’ it’s usually in a musical context. He’s playing tuba in a school band with a bunch of kids, performing with Cariboo Gold Dance Band or other ensembles at community events, or providing a Christmas soundtrack for Salvation Army kettle volunteers around Williams Lake. His most recent public performance was a ‘TubaJohn Christmas with Friends’ concert that included Cariboo Brass, Quintet Plus and the Cariboo Men’s Choir. John started playing trumpet when he was eight years old and took up the tuba at age 10, playing until he was 17 years old. He moved to Williams Lake in 1974 and started playing music in 1982. Busy with kids and coaching and soccer, he said that in those early days he didn’t even own a tuba and that he wasn’t sure what kind of music there was in Williams Lake. After not having played music for 19 years, Sykes approached the new community band, organized and directed by Bill Wood and Rocco Catalano. He said that he walked in without a tuba. “I asked my mom to look around Vancouver for an E-flat tuba and I bought one for about $700 and started playing in the band,” he said. He is also a founding member of Cariboo Gold, joining the group in 1983. “I love Cariboo Gold: the music and the people,” he explained. “We’re like family.” After playing with the community band for about a month, he said that Bill Wood handed him the music to Pirates of Penzance and told him he was playing in the ‘pit band’ for an upcoming musical.

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TubaJohn brings talent and passion to every musical performance, with his engaging and irrepressable stage presence and his dedication to his fellow musicians and his community. “I’d never done a musical before and was just getting back into playing again. The performance was scheduled for February, and by the time Christmas time was over and we got together in January to start rehearsals, I had my part nailed,” he continued. “I loved it. I’ve done about 10 of them over the years.” After a disability prohibited him from working, he gradually started playing music with kids in school bands, offering support and encouragement and mentorship. “Playing with kids came about in the beginning because someone I knew invited me. I just went in and played,” he said. “It just helps the kids along. Having an adult in there made the kids more focused.” Sykes played with high school and elementary school

bands--jazz bands, stage bands, concerts bands, even doing road trips with the kids. “He wasn’t going to sit around, even though he was on a disability. He started coming to 150 Mile House with me and Ross McCoubrey and he’d play with the kids—it was a great experience,” said Cariboo Gold Director and School District #27 band teacher Rocco Catalano. “He had a special way with kids. He walks into a band room now and they all know him—he’s ‘TubaJohn.’ He had a big heart with those kids.” Sykes said that a highlight for him was being there with the kids and helping them along. “It was so great to be able to pass along some of the knowledge that I have to a kid, and seeing the smile on their face when they realize they can do

something they never thought they could,” he explained. “It’s so rewarding to sit in a concert with a kid and see them move ahead and be so happy with what they’ve accomplished. I saw great improvements in kids—that makes you feel great. Kids are wonderful. With elementary kids, they’re just starting off. You get a chance to help mold them,” he stated. “Music is built into everybody—it’s just whether you can bring it out and what you can do with it. “Sure, when they start out they’re playing a lot of sounds that don’t sound a lot like music, but there isn’t a person alive who hasn’t started out just like that.” He travelled with school bands all over BC, to Alberta, Nova Scotia and Cuba. “I started teaching kids to play crib

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on those road trips, and figure there are a lot of kids playing crib with their parents and grandparents, who learned it on the bus,” he said. In 2006 he received a Certificate of Merit from School District #27 for his work with kids over the years. “There are young people in the Cariboo, from preteen to their twenties who will carry that encouragement and those experiences with them the rest of their lives,” Catalano explained. One example of Sykes’ versatility is the season he spent playing with Borderline--25 kids singing with a country rock band. He played a duet with a bagpiper on a Blue Rodeo tune, and providing a rolling bass line to Canada’s Really Big by the Arrogant Worms. John Sykes also played tuba on Cariboo Pant Leg Polka for Perfect Match’s debut CD last fall, and joined the group on stage at their CD release party/ fundraiser for DESEA Peru. “It was the first recording I’d ever done like that and I was surprised to go in and out of the studio in such a short period of time,” he said. “It was a blast.” Community is everything to John Sykes, and he has played in a vast range of venues over the years. “We play music and it doesn’t matter where we play. It’s wonderful to make other people happy. “It’s to bring joy to people. In some small way to have an impact on a kid’s life—there’s nothing like that. I have huge respect for all the band kids I got to play with over the years. Some of the kids I met in Grade 6, and I played at their graduation from Grade 12,” he continued. “If I had the chance I would tell people that if they get the opportunity to volunteer with kids, they should do it. When it’s all from your heart it’s a wonderful thing to pass it on.”


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Full Time Permanent Position Family Service Worker 35 hrs/week at $11.25/hr, full benefit package available Duties: receiving, sorting and organizing incoming donations, processing client intake assessments, distribution of food hampers, maintenance of client files and statistical records. Qualifications: must possess ability to exercise confidentiality and discretions, demonstrate empathy, be willing to enforce Food Bank policies, have a Safe Food Handling Certificate, and possess the ability to life over 25lbs. Applications will be accepted to Saturday, January 11th. Drop off in person at 267 Borland Avenue Administrative office; fax: 250-392-6467 or email: Claudine_Kadonaga@can.salvationarmy.org We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Central Cariboo Hospice Palliative Care Society

The Friends of Historic Hat Creek Ranch Society is looking for a qualified person to lead our First Nations and Roadhouse interpretation and educational programs at the heritage site, 11km north of Cache Creek B.C. We are a non-profit, charitable organization operating the B.C. Heritage site under contract to the Provincial Government.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PHYSICIAN AND HEALTH PROFESSIONAL RECRUITMENT LIAISON The Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice is seeking an experienced individual to fill the part-time (approximately 20 hours/week) position of Physician and Health Professional Recruitment Liaison. This position will be based in Williams Lake, British Columbia, a thriving community with all major amenities. The region is known for its breathtaking beauty, agreeable climate, and diverse landscapes ranging from deserts in the Chilcotin, to cedar forests in the Cariboo Mountains. Some 3,000 lakes provide for many outdoor recreation experiences. Other popular recreational activities are skiing, snowmobiling, hiking and mountain biking. The incumbent will be responsible for supporting all physician and health professional recruitment and retention activities. They would assist with the development of strategies to address gaps in current workforce to meet future community health care needs and maintain existing service levels; coordinate and oversee all physician and health professional community welcome activities; develop promotional materials to attract prospective professionals and attend recruitment events as required. Preference will be given to candidates that have a degree or diploma in a relevant field plus 1 to 3 years’ experience in recruitment, marketing, health care or community promotion. The candidate should have knowledge of recruitment principles, knowledge of health care delivery in rural communities; strong written and verbal communication skills; an ability to develop promotional presentations and materials; and a proven ability to engage community members and work with diverse stakeholder groups in a team environment. . We thank all applicants in advance for their submissions; however, only those candidates to be interviewed will receive a response. If you are interested in this challenging career opportunity, which offers a competitive salary, please forward your letter of application and resume, marked confidential, by January 21st 2013 Contact Information : Glenn Fedor, Division Co Chair glenn_fedor@telus.net

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 Friday, January 18, 2013 Interview Dates: January 22 & 23, 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 We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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PROCESSOR OPERATOR needed in Mackenzie area. 1 Yr experience minimum. Travel pay, living allowance and apartment provided. Wage determined with level of experience. Will consider part time employee. Email info to moffatfalls@gmail.com, attn Craig Chapman or ph 250-267-1342.

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Giant Auto Auction. Need a vehicle? Buy direct and save thousands on your next vehicle purchase, over 150 cars, trucks, suv’s, 4x4’s and vans. Selling on behalf of bankruptcies, repo’s, leasebacks and police recoveries. Don’t miss the huge savings. Sat, Jan 12th @ 11:00 am. Call Auction World 250-765-5282 Kelowna, BC.

Giant Auto Auction. Need a vehicle? Buy direct and save thousands on your next vehicle purchase, over 150 cars, trucks, suv’s, 4x4’s and vans. Selling on behalf of bankruptcies, repo’s, leasebacks and police recoveries. Don’t miss the huge savings. Sat, Jan 12th @ 11:00 am. Call Auction World 250-765-5282 Kelowna, BC.

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Misc. Wanted

Older style singer indust. sewing machine, mod. #3115, $350 obo (250)243-2131

Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town

Farm Equipment 1952 Ferguson Tractor, 3pt hitch, rear blake and tire chains. $3500. obo (250)3922669

Firewood/Fuel Dry, Fir, and Pine, $150 full cord, $180 full cord split. Covered by Work Safe BC Timber Mark #A90654. Please leave message # (250)267-7950

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Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Fox Mtn. Ranch. Hay for Sale 5’x5’ rnd bales, Alfalfa Timothy 1450lbs. Excellent horse hay, 2nd cut. Cell (250)305-9931. Hay for sale, 600pound round bails,$25 a piece and mixture of the hay, timothy,brom, alfalfa, fescue grass, (250)992-7332

Livestock 40 Black Angus Bred cows & 18 1st calf bred Heifers, 2 Bulls. 1-250-546-9766 evenings, Days 1-780-518-0901

Pets Wanted German Shepherd, up to 2 years old. (250)3985013

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Appliances 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.

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

Complete upholstery tools & supplies for sale! Call (250)992-9386

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Firewood For Sale $220.per 320 cubic foot trailer load delivered (250)398-0641

CLOSING OUT SALE Last Day Jan 31st You never know what treasures you’ll find!

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Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! Also Damaged 40’ $1950 Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

Misc. for Sale Enviro Pellet Stove, excellent condition. $1200. (250)3057409

Beautiful Family Home In Westridge $319,500.00 3 bdrm + den, 3 full bath Laminate hardwood, carpet, lino, stainless steel appliances, water softener/rev osmosis, under ground sprinklers. For more info: kijiji id# 438640498 Contact Annette evenings: (250)305-5559

Eagleview Estates 3 bdrm house with attached garage, shop, barn, 7.3 acres, fenced for horses, huge deck with beautiful view of Chimney Valley. 12 minutes from downtown Williams Lake. $390,000. (250)303-5146

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.

Fence posts for sale. Good selection, $3./each U-pick. 1 (250)296-3318

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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 1bdrm suite $590/mo in clean, quiet secure, adult oriented building, no pets, ref. req. (250)392-2602 2 bdrm apartment, South Lakeside area, no pets. (250)392-5074. 2 bdrm apts. avail. immed, secure building, close to schools, clean & quiet.r/r(250)392-2993 2-bdrm. condo, f/s, w/d, r/r, n/p. n/s, working couple preferred. (250)392-4013 leave message. 2 bdrm Suites avail immed in Adult only building. Heat & laundry included(250)3029108 2 bdrm Suites avail in secure building close to TRU. In suite storage, shared laundry clean & quiet. r/r(250)302-9934

Cottages / Cabins COZY 1 bdrm house for rent or lease a few minutes north of town. Incl fridge, stv, washer & dryer. Suitable for single or cpl. No pets or smoking. $625/mth or negotiable with long term lease. 778-464-4633

Duplex / 4 Plex 1bdrm in 4plex. $700/mnth util. incl. Shared w/d, close to bus route. (250)302-1155 cell, or (250)398-5883. Modern newer 2bdrm in 4-Plex Available 1st of January. Details, Pictures and map at: www.LivingSpacer4Rent.com

Misc for Rent Upper suite 2 bedrooms & 1/2 hydro, fully furnished. 1 bedroom cabin + gas phone 250-392-7921

Homes for Rent 2 bdrm. house with F/S included. Please call (250)392-7617. 4-bdrm. upstairs, 2 baths, nice big yard and quiet neighborhood, available immed. (250)305-7478 Beautiful 2bdrm home nestled on 2 acres just outside of town. A must see. n/s $925./mnth Serious enquiries call. (250)398-7842 Small 2 bd. home in Dog Cr. area, ideal for single person or couple, Avail. immed. $700/m (250)620-3785

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

Suites, Lower 1bdr. newer suite, n/s, n/p, w/d, util. incl. ref.req. $800/mo. (250)305-6210 2bdr. suite, close to TRU, n/p, d/d, ref/req. $750/mo. includes utilities, avail now, (250) 3927291 or cell 305-0010.

Litzenburg Cres, 2bdrm above ground bsmt suite, Excellent cond. w/d lrge private yard. $750/mnth incl util. (250)392-9119

Suites, Upper 3bdrm, 3 bath, top level with partial bsmt, close to TRU & bus stop. Working persons with references, n/s, n/p. $1025/month inc utilities. Avail Feb 1 (250)305-9197 leave message 3 bdrm. duplex on Pigeon Ave. W/D, patio and yard. $875/month (250)392-9119

Townhouses 2 & 3 bdrm townhouses avail immed. Located near all levels of schools & university. (250)302-9934. 3bdrm Highwood Park, n/p, n/s, f/s, w/d, a/c. $800. plus utilities. (250)303-0345. Adult oriented town house, quiet neighborhood, 1008 Hubble Rd 2bdr full bsmt., n/p, r/r, avail Feb Seeking compatible tenants (250) 396-4096

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Cars - Sports & Imports 2001 Kia Rio, 4 dr, stnd, 233,000kms, good studded snow tires. Ready to drive away. $1200. obo (250)3986960

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Tow Away Scrap vehicles. Free within 5 km’s of town. Bee Jay Autowrecking & Towing. 250-398-8311

Snowmobiles

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 2012 Pro RMK 800, under 400 miles. Mint condition, with extras. Must see! Asking $9500. Call (250)392-0338

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1995 Pathfinder 4 wheel drive 130,000 original kms, $1300 on new front end work, receipts available, brand new winters on vehicle. $4200. (250)398-6455

Drive a little Save a lot Giant Auto Auction. Need a vehicle? Buy direct and save thousands on your next vehicle purchase, over 150 cars, trucks, suv’s, 4x4’s and vans. Selling on behalf of bankruptcies, repo’s, leasebacks and police recoveries. Don’t miss the huge savings. Sat, Jan 12th @ 11:00 am. Call Auction World 250-765-5282 Kelowna, BC.

WOODLOT LICENCE PLAN Woodlot W0547 ***MOVING, MUST SELL*** 2007 Dodge Dakota 4x4 / 4 door 4.7L V8, A/C, power pkg, auto, tow pkg, box liner, good power for towing, good fuel economy, regularly maintained. 176 000 km. Excellent running condition. Sacrificing at $11, 500. 250-305-7787 Randy

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Legal 1992 Mazda B2200 pick-up. RWD. 4cyl. 5-speed manual. New winter tires, brakes, and ball joints. 20,000km 35 mpg. Well maintained. $2200 call 250-303-1327

2011 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Lease to take over call for info (250)855-9944

Legal Notices With respect to the mobile home registered under 0736707 BC Ltd., a company operated by John Bjornstrom, being: a 1972 Safeway serial #6057246 located at Site #6, 1427 Dog Creek Road within the Kendell Acres Mobile Home Park, Williams Lake, BC V2G 3H3, be advised that the owners of the park, Lee and Patsy Granberg, of Box 1210 100 Mile House BC intend to dispense of this abandoned property, unless you establish your right to possession to the owners and/or make application to the court to establish your right to possession within thirty days from the date this notice is published.

Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 18 of the Forest & Range Practices Act and section 17 of the Woodlot Planning and Practices Regulation that a Woodlot Licence Plan (WLP) for Woodlot W0547 has been prepared. W0547 is held by 153 Mile Ranch Ltd. W0547 is located in Borland Valley area near 150 Mile House. This plan will have a term of ten years from the date of approval. The Woodlot Licence Plan is available for public review and comment by appointment at the office of Cedar Creek Silviculture Ltd. Please contact Matthew LeBourdais RPF at (250) 398-9010 or mattycan@ telus.net to view or discuss the Woodlot Licence Plan. Written comments must be submitted by February 11th, 2013.

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