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Reach A Reader Day, Jan. 23, had volunteers Pat Oldershaw, left, Amy Rochon and Sharon Bozzard at Cariboo Mall promoting literacy and selling newspapers by donation to raise money for new books for the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy (CCPL) Bright Red Bookshelf program. CCPL provides more than 250 free books each month to children living in the South Cariboo.

School trustees verdict: close some schools Budget cuts cause closure of Buffalo Creek and 100 Mile Junior

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Buf falo Creek Elementary and 100 Mile Junior Secondary schools will be closed at the end of the school year, despite some significant community opposition. School District #27 trustees made their decision on school closures and reconfigurations at a Jan. 22 board meeting, after about four months of public feedback on their Initial Options Report (IOR).




Other decisions include reconfiguring Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) to grades 8-12, rather than grades 9-12 as proposed in the IOR, which would have resulted in all South End elementary schools going to kindergarten-Grade 8. Trustees had indicated they might move in that direction at a Jan. 8 board meeting at PSO, citing many parents and students polled preferred to have Grade 8 classes held on the secondary campus, as

opposed to in an elementary school environment. Board chair Will Van Osch says that under declining enrolment and dwindling budgets, the board has made these “very difficult” decisions. “I can understand the angst that people are feeling ... I’m sure there is quite a bit of sadness around the school closures.” He explains the trustees “listened intently” to the public and their decisions were “not made lightly,” and notes no single option

exists that would please everyone. “Nobody on the board wants to see school closures, but we are left with very few other options. “While I realize it is going to create some hardship for some students, I think what we have done is the best and the least disruptive for our students. I think we’re doing the right thing in the end.” Van Osch says the board adopted the IOR with amendments as its

comprehensive longterm plan, and the related bylaws are scheduled for formal adoption at its Jan. 29 meeting. The chair adds he is “quite glad” a motion made at the meeting to begin the 90-day public process to consider closing Lac la Hache Elementary School did not succeed. The approved changes will be implemented by the start of the 2013/14 school year. For more information, visit the website at



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Friday, January 25, 2013 Cariboo Connector

19th Annual


Categories & Criteria Nomination Form

The “Black & White” Awards dinner will be held on Saturday March 9 at the 100 Mile Community Hall. This event is OPEN to the public and all are welcome to attend. Tickets are $35, available at the Chamber office or call to reserve 250-395-6124. Seating is limited so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC are asked to submit their nominations by Monday, February 11th. * Only one nomination per category please * Nominations for your own business are acceptable provided it is in one category only *


The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce presents their 19th annual Business Excellence Awards. These awards will be presented to local businesses or their staff members that have proven to be outstanding in their field of expertise.


1. Family-Friendly Business

Business Nominee: ______________________

2. Greatest Improvement 2012

Business Nominee: ______________________

3. Top Manager/Owner under 40

Business Nominee: ______________________

4. Tourism/Recreation

Business Nominee: ______________________

5. Best Marketing and Promotion

Business Nominee: ______________________

6. Community Living

Business Nominee: ______________________

7. Best Home-Based Business

Business Nominee: ______________________

8. Best New Business

Business Nominee: ______________________

9. Non-Profit Organization

Business Nominee: ______________________

10. People’s Choice Award

Business Nominee: ______________________

Nominator: _______________________________________ Telephone: ________________________________________ Do you own or are you employed by any company nominated? _________________________________________________ If yes, please name: _________________________________ Deadline is Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

RETURN YOUR NOMINATIONS TO: South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce 2-385 Birch Ave, Next to Council Chambers, 100 Mile House

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A business that has won an award in the last three years is not eligible to win the same award this year. 1. Family-Friendly Business – sponsored by Cariboo Family Enrichment Center - A Business that: demonstrates a progressive human resources policy with flexible work schedule, practical benefit packages and allows families a positive work/life balance understanding increase in productivity and greater job satisfaction; and makes the work environment safe, useable, comfortable and accessible for families and welcomes young children. 2. Greatest Improvement in 2012 - sponsored by Western Financial Group - A business or organization that: has shown extraordinary improvement in growth, customer relations, business property improvements, product selection in 2012; identifiable aspects of operations have had a visible and significant improvement in 2012 3. Top Manager/Owner under 40 – sponsored by Investment Planning Counsel Individual under 40 who: demonstrates excellence in business judgment, leadership and community contribution; is a business leader with professional success and responsibility, has progressed respectfully and has earned a positive reputation in the business community. 4. Tourism/Recreation Award - sponsored by Regency Chrysler - A business, group or individual who: actively promotes and encourages the public to use the South Cariboo as a destination point for recreation and/or relocation; attracts positive media attention to our community, in any forum, whether political, sports, craft, work, innovation, art, etc. 5. Best Marketing and Promotion- sponsored by the Free Press - A business that: markets and advertises effectively promoting the business, its clients, its purpose or wares; has unique and memorable advertising that has been consistent, relevant and attractive. 6. Community Living Award - sponsored by Cedar Crest Society - A business or organization that: is physically accessible to all customers including those with physical disabilities; demonstrates their inclusive nature by employing persons with developmental or physical disabilities and understands and promotes the concept of ‘Community Living’ 7. Best Home-Based Business - sponsored by BMO - A business operated from, attached to or on home property that: consistently shows excellence in quality of goods and/ or services; has a strong customer base demonstrating success and long term viability while making a positive community presence. 8. Best New Business - sponsored by Williams Lake & District Credit Union - A business started in the preceding two years that: has demonstrated a good record of success and a strong commitment to the South Cariboo. 9. Non-Profit Organization - sponsored by Work n Play - A business or organization that operates as non profit that: provides a direct contribution to the quality of life in the South Cariboo. This award goes to the organization that involves itself in the community and directly assists people or events through staff or volunteer time, or other direct participation. 10. People’s Choice Award – Best Business Sponsored by Tim Hortons - A business that is deserving of an award of distinction for being an exceptional business in the South Cariboo for 2012 REQUIREMENTS: All nominations must have details explaining reason(s) for nomination and explanations on how it meets the criteria required. Every nominator must provide their name and contact information. It is not mandatory to vote on every category. ‘Your Community Connection’

Cariboo Connector Friday, January 25, 2013

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month MLA REPORT Donna Barnett January is Alzheimer Awareness Month across Canada, and so this week I would like to take some time to talk about this condition. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease. It causes memory loss and impairs thinking processes.

Symptoms of the disease often include loss of short- and longterm memory, changes in mood and behaviour, reduced ability to communicate and think clearly, and, eventually, a breakdown of immune functions. Tragically, Alzheimer’s patients typically die of this disease within seven to 10 years of being diagnosed. It is estimated that one out of every 11 Canadians over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. In our province, that comes to more than 70,000

Hockey game raises funds for Dry Grad Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Some of the funniest hockey of the season comes to the South Cariboo Rec. Centre, Jan. 31, as Grade 12 students take on teachers in the annual Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School Dry Grad hockey game. It’s a fundraiser for Dry Grad 2013 celebrations, and the game is always loaded with laughs when both teams dress up in

kooky costumes and rewrite the rules of hockey. The puck drops at 7 p.m. and there will be an airplane toss contest with prizes, 50/50 draw and much more. Admission is $5 at the door and children 12 years and under get in free of charge. It’s a fun event for the whole family to enjoy, so come out to support the grads and help them make memories they’ll cherish for years to come.

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British Columbians living with the disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and it is estimated the number of Canadians living with Alzheimer’s will more than double within a generation. In November, our government introduced new guidelines for improved dementia care, based on national, evidence-based best practices. They provide increased support for doctors, nurses, and care providers in decision-making for people with dementia, promoting person-centred care for those living with this condition. The HealthLink BC


website ( has also been updated with new information to help persons with dementia and their families better understand the condition. This includes information about the Alzheimer Society’s First Link program, through which those with dementia and their families can receive more information and access to programs and services that can help them. To learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia, please visit HealthLink BC at www., or the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia at

The 100 Mile House Chapter of the “Canadian Society of Questers” Presents

Reiki Master, Medicine Woman, Councilor, and Empath

Sandi Hutton

She will be doing a talk on Traditional Japanese Reiki, exploring practices and benefits.

The Board of Education will be making their decision on the Initial Options Report regarding school configuration and school closures on January 22, 2013. If there are school closures, catchment areas will have to be revised. Therefore School of Choice applications will be accepted at schools and the District Office beginning on January 29, 2013. Applications will be date and time stamped when received at schools or the District Office. Applications are available at schools, the School District Office, or on the website at Secondary School of Choice application deadline is February 22, 2013 Elementary School of Choice application deadline is March 15, 2013

South Cariboo Theatre

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Jason Segel, Megan Fox, Lena Dunham, Paul Rudd

This Is 40, an original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the blockbuster hit “Knocked Up” as we see firsthand how they are dealing with their current state of life. • Comedy • Rating: 14A Parents: Not recommended for young children, offensive language, sexual content• Length: 2:14

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Waltz, Jamie Foxx Set in the South two years before the Civil War. Django (Jamie Foxx) is a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can help him. Schultz promises to free him upon the capture of the Brittles - dead or alive. Schultz frees Django and together they seek out criminals. Django remains focused on finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. • Western • Rating: 14A Parents: Violence, gory scenes, offensive language, nudity• Length: 2:45

Clip this coupon and bring it to South Cariboo Theatre for a $1.00 discount on the admission price. Coupon must be original and must be for current movie playing. Photocopies not accepted. Limit one coupon per person.

Attn Residents: Electoral Areas G, H, L & District of 100 Mile House

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Friday, January 25, 2013 Cariboo Connector launched for region’s agri-producers A new web-based enterprise tool for agriculture producers from 100 Mile House to Quesnel was launched by Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin (CFCC) recently. MarketplaceB is a community partnership, including CFCC, the Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition (CCBAC), the South Cariboo Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre (SCAEC) based in 100 Mile House, and the Ministry of Agriculture. Quesnel producer Wylie Bystedt, who was hired by Community Futures in 2011, was in charge of co-ordinating the project. She talked to regional producers to determine what they wanted from the web-tool. Many producers were individually accessing information and making connections via the Internet, Bystedt says, so developing was a move forward. MarketplaceB allows producers who don’t have their own websites to have a page on the new web-tool. By clicking on “Find Local Products,” on the website, Bystedt says local producers who have signed up to be part of the list so far can be viewed. She adds there is information about where they are located, what they sell, where their products are available, if they offer agri-tourism, or even if they are looking for a farm sitter. By making the webtool broad enough, anyone involved with agriculture will “find

a home” on the site, Bystedt explains. Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says is the result of a long process, including a great deal of regional consultation and research. To view an online video explaining how the program was developed and how the website connects local producers to the world go www.cfdc, or www. CFCaribooChilcotin.


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Cariboo Connector Friday, January 25, 2013

BC Services Card to replace CareCard

Starting Feb. 15 and over the next five years, eligible British Columbians between the ages of 19 and 74 will be required to replace their CareCard with the new BC Services Card, by renewing their enrolment in the Medical Services Plan. The current CareCard was introduced in 1989 and has not been significantly updated during the past 20 years. The new BC Services Card takes advantage of significant advances in technology since that time, to provide a more convenient and secure piece of identification with enhanced features to protect citizens’ personal information. The new card is more secure, as it includes a photograph of the beneficiary, anti-forgery features, identity proofing and an expiry date. The card can also be combined with a driver’s licence and acts as photo ID – meaning one less card to carry. To get a new BC Services Card, eligible British Columbians can simply enrol when renewing their driver’s licence. People who do not drive can still enrol at the nearest location where driver’s licences are issued. Once a person enrols, they will be issued a new BC Services Card, or a combined card, and will need to re-enrol every five years. Children and certain groups of adults, such as the elderly or those in residential

care or extended hospital care – for whom renewed enrolment would be impractical or present a hardship – will be exempted from re-enrolling or managed through special arrangements. The BC Services Card also provides the foundation for supporting the potential future development of more convenient access for citizens to new online government services. The B.C. Liberal government first announced plans to roll out a replacement to the CareCard in May 2011 when amendments to the Medicare Protection Act were introduced to support the introduction of a more secure card, designed to improve patient safety. To learn more, visit

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A birth certificate (or other proof of age) and presentation of the BC “Care Card” is required at registration. Students will normally register at the school in their attendance area. Parents not sure of their attendance area are requested to contact the nearest elementary school, the School District Office (250-398-3800) or the website at If you wish your child to attend a school other than the one in your attendance area, please contact an elementary school or the School District Office at 250-398-3800 for the School of Choice process and application. The deadline for School of Choice applications is March 15, 2013.

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Around the South Cariboo

Monika Paterson photo

Harvey Knapp, left, and Al Amundson swept as Richard Minato assessed the line his rock was taking and how quickly it was travelling down the ice during the annual 100 Mile House Men’s Curling Bonspiel on Jan. 18-20.

Carole Rooney photo

Madi Bowen and her mother, Tara Bowen, were all bundled up and parked on a cozy afghan blanket, while they enjoyed some minor hockey games at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre arena in 100 Mile House recently.

Sparrows have been getting some help with winter food supplies at bird feeders throughout the South Cariboo. This feeder at the 108 Mile Ranch attracts birds on a daily basis. Chris Nickless photo

Martina Dopf photo

Cory Greaves was the happy winner of a 50-inch HD Plasma TV at 100 Mile Safeway. Store manager Sean Watson, left, notes that for the month of January customers receive Texas Hold’Em scratch tickets at the checkout and there were numerous prizes, such as diamond earrings, watches, luggage, headphones, and a lot of grocery items, won already. However, there are only two TVs to be won at each Safeway location.

Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department captain Ken Kerr did some finishing touches on the concrete floor at the Canim Lake Fire Hall. Kerr was the project leader for the recent upgrades.

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Cariboo Connector Friday, January 25, 2013

Applicants needed for award

Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

It’s time for Grade 12 students to think about applying for scholarships and bursaries. and BC Hydro Power Pioneers are asking eligible students to fill out one of their applications.

The Pioneers are retired Hydro employees and they are offering 20 Community Service Awards of $1,000 each to youth in British Columbia. The awards recognize young people who dedicate a significant amount of their time and energy to

Free tele-workshop on dementia slated Preparing for the journey with dementia is an important step for family caregivers and those living with the health issue. To help them get on their way, the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. is offering a free tele-workshop, Understanding Dementia, on Jan. 31. The one-hour session starts at 7 p.m. and explains the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. It focuses on the symptoms and reactions that are likely to arise throughout the different stages of the disease.

Participants can participate in the comfort of their own homes, accessing the workshop via telephone, with optional online slides. Pre-registration is not necessary. A few minutes before the session, participants simply dial toll-free 1-866-9947745, and then enter the pass code of 1122333. To use the website, go to momentum. a d o b e c on n e c t . c om / alzheimerbc and log in as a guest. For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, visit the society website at www.alzheimerbc. org.

Potluck big event for seniors

Creekside Seniors Activity Centre (CSAC) hosted a very successful Christmas potluck luncheon and silent auction for its members on Dec. 16. Between 60 and 70 people attended the event, which featured entertainment by Bruce Wilcox and Maggie Wiens. According to CSAC vice-president Dot Verboom, donations from merchants for the auction were gratefully received and proceeds will go towards things that are needed at the centre. In a recent CSAC raffle, Colleen Miske was winner of the first prize queen size quilt; Irene Warlow won the second prize Robert Bateman print; and Gerry Martin won third prize of a gift basket.

volunteering in their communities. Local spokesperson Dave Abbs says one award will be given out to a student who attends school in either 100 Mile House, Ashcroft, Lillooet or Lytton. “We’d like to see as many applications as we

could. All you have to do is apply.” He says that last year, only five applications were received, and the year before, just one. Download the application form from the Internet at www. community_projects/ youth_award.aspx.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, patience and calm is the way out of a tricky situation. You also may want to keep your opinions to yourself until everything gets settled, which shouldn’t take long. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, though you are pinching pennies that doesn’t mean you cannot make a purchase that will benefit the household. Make a budget to learn how to spend wisely.

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GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 You may need to subscribe to a new way of thinking, Gemini. The way you have been doing things lately is not working out too well. Ask a family member for advice. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, it can be easy to get into a routine and then in a rut. Try switching up just one thing from your daily tasks, and it could provide a breath of fresh air. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, take advantage of the many opportunities for you to meet new people and forge new friendships this week. You may just meet someone who changes your life. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, too much of a good thing can make it difficult to focus on other tasks and responsibilities. Make the effort to stay focused so you don’t find yourself falling behind. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you will likely find yourself in a domestic groove over the next few days. Get creative in the kitchen, straighten up the abode and do some decorating. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, don’t allow your emotions to get the best of you during a disagreement this week. Be sure to gather all of the facts before you form an opinion.

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49. Supervises flying 50. Many headed monsters 54. Literary language of Pakistan 57. Halo 58. Hawaiian hello 63. Lubricants 65. Mild exclamation 66. Greek fresh-water nymph 67. Nickname for grandmother 68. A restaurant bill 69. Automaker Ransom E. 70. A young man CLUES DOWN 1. Singular cardinals hypothesis (abbr.) 2. Small water craft 3. Opposite of ecto 4. The woman 5. Skeletal muscle 6. Devoid of warmth and cordiality 7. Decameter 8. Italian goodbye 9. Mediation council 10. Impudence 12. A desert in S Israel 14. Japanese seaport 15. Nob or goblin

20. Ingested 22. Swiss river 24. Protects head from weather 25. Lava rock 26. Designer identifier 27. 34470 FL 28. Petrified ancient animal 29. Gas used in refrigeration 30. Journeys to Mecca 31. 8th month, Jewish calendar 32. Small indefinite quantity 33. Taps 41. Extremely high frequency 44. Iguanidae genus 45. From the Leaning Tower’s city 46. Cologne 47. Moses’ elder brother (Bible) 50. A minute amount (Scott) 51. Hindu name for 4 epochs 52. Faded and dull 53. Radioactivity unit 55. The face of a clock 56. The inner forearm bone 59. Tai language of the Mekong region 60. Embrocate 61. Possessed 62. Public promotions 64. Sorrowful

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, this is the perfect week to correct any wrong impressions you might have made. Be overly generous with all the people you meet. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, speak up if you don’t like the way something is being done. Change can’t happen if you don’t voice your opinion, so overcome your reservations.

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AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, if you want to broaden your horizons you will have to explore beyond your comfort zone. It may not always be comfortable, but it can be adventurous. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you have many questions, but not enough answers are coming your way. Delve a little deeper this week.


JANUARY 27 Patton Oswalt, Comic (44) JANUARY 28 Elijah Wood, Actor (32) JANUARY 29 Sara Gilbert, Actress (38) JANUARY 30 Phil Collins, Singer (62)

JANUARY 31 Anthony Lapaglia, Actor (54) FEBRUARY 1 Harry Styles, Singer (19) FEBRUARY 2 Christie Brinkley, Model (59)

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Children Pre-Schools SEEKING childcare for my 1 year old son, in my home in 100 Mile House. 15-30 hours per week; flexible schedule is an asset. Light housework required. Wage negotiable based on experience. Please e-mail details and contact information to:

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Career Opportunities ATTENTION LOGGING CONTRACTORS! D&J Isley and Sons Contracting Ltd. of Grande Prairie, AB is looking for: Load & Haul Contracts or Haul Contracts in the Fort St. John Area. B-Train configuration. Single shift. Potential multi-year contract with competitive rates. Accommodations available. Contact Daniel for further details (780) 8144331 or email

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Terrific career Opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. Extensive Paid Travel, Meal Allowance, 4 weeks Vacation and Benefits Package. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

Help Wanted IF YOU would like to volunteer for the residents of Mill Site Lodge/Fischer Place Care Homes, then please join our auxiliary. We meet the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mill Site Lodge boardroom. For info call Shelly at 250-791-9277. The Wolf & The Rush radio stations in 100 Mile requires sales executives. Sales experience preferred. Vehicle and valid license required. To apply email or fax 250-9922354. TRAFFIC Control personnel needed. Call 250-791-5725.

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Therapy Groups ALANON - Does someone’’s drinking bother you? Meet with others who feel the same. Meet Mondays, 7pm at the Health Centre at the back of the Hospital. Contact 250-3954646 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings in 100 Mile area: Mondays noon at #18 - 208 8th Street. Tuesdays, 8pm, St. Timothy’s Church. Thursdays 7:30pm, 108 Community Centre. Saturday night fireside family group 8pm, 100 Mile United Church. Sundays 7:30pm, south Cariboo Community Health Centre,rear entrance. 250-791-5286, 250395-4646, 250-395-6154, 250395-5368

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

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

Contractors CONTRACT CARPENTER: over 40 years exp. Honest & reliable. Ref. available. Versed in all aspects of construction. Additions, renovations, flooring, finishing, framing, ceramics, drywall, cabinets, garages, concrete work. Planning & ideas. Please call Barry 250-3954533

Maintenance Services SNOW PLOWING. (driveways) 250-791-9265 ask for Vic.

Livestock 40 Black Angus Bred cows & 18 1st calf bred Heifers, 2 Bulls. 1-250-546-9766 evenings, Days 1-780-518-0901 TAMWORTH boar at service at Hungry Valley Ranch. 250395-3539.

Pets SHETLAND sheep dogs 10 weeks old. 3 healthy males, vet checked $650 each. Must live in country or have large fenced in yard, dogs are very intelligent, loving and loyal, but also very active. Working dogs, great with kids. Robert at 250-456-6039. SPCA - Your best choice in pets. 250-395-5303 The SPCA needs 2 to 3 phone volunteers to answer the emergency line. Suits retired or semi-retired individuals. Also, temporary foster homes needed. Please call 250-3955303 and leave a message. *WARNING* -Ads reading, “Free to a good home”, have the potential to attract individuals that see your family pet as a way to make $$money through any number of undesirable situations; i.e. selling to animal testing labs or in the case of horses, the slaughter house. Contact the SPCA at 250-395-5303 for information on successfully placing your pet in the right kind of home. Leave a message and a volunteer will get back to you.

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Misc. Wanted WE BUY GOLD & SILVER in every form. NEW HOURS: Sat. 9am-1pm. 205 Birch Ave., 100 Mile House 250-395-3034 Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town WANTED: Old lever action Winchester & Marlin rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

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Divine Touch Restaurant Inc. (100 Mile House, BC) is hiring for Food Counter Attendant ($10.90/hr) & Food Service Supervisor ($12.25/hr) both for 40hrs/ week+ben. Apply by Fax: (250) 395-3806

80LB square bales of alfalfa orchard grass, also reed canary grass and feeder hay. Hillpoint Farms. 250-791-6652. COW HAY: Round bales, 400 kg. $20 each. Houseman Rd. 250-706-7202. HORSE HAY, grass mix, small squares. 55 - 60 lbs. 2012, $4.50/bale. 2011, $3.00/bale. Call Bill at 250-593-4440. SMALL round bales. No rain, barn stored, great horse hay. $40 each. 250-397-4126




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VERNON 100 Mile House is expanding their sales force. Looking for individuals with sales experience & knowledge of electronics/cellular. Full time Salary/Commission w/potential wage to be $40,000 + - $50,000 Benefits. $45,000 - $75,000 Benefits.+ Drop off resumes to #200 - 3107 Vernon Drop off resumes to48th 916AAve. Alpine Ave., or 100email: Mile House No phone callscalls please. or email: No phone please.

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

Women’s Centre (102 Bridge Creek Centre, Birch Avenue). The 25 unit project has 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units. Applicants must provide income and asset information and verification upon application. This project is sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association - South Cariboo Branch and British Columbia Housing and Management Commission.

Small ads, BIG deals! Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent BC HOUSING is now accepting applications for housing from persons 55 years and older as well as disabled persons 19 years of age and older. Eligible tenants pay 30% of gross monthly income for rent. For applications contact: 250395-4743 or 1-800-834-7149.

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

250-395-0809 or 250-395-0168 PARKVIEW APTS: 1 BDRM apt for rent renovated, downtown 100 Mile. $550/mo, 2 bdrm $650, bachelor $450. Includes heat. (250)395-3660 or (250)706-9144

Commercial/ Industrial 1250 sq. ft. commercial retail space, street level, in Rosewood Building, for rent or lease. Across from Donex. 250-396-7334 or 604-5304224. COMMERCIAL/RETAIL/OFFICE space, 300-500 sq. ft., highway frontage, good location, rent negotiable. For more info call 250-395-3106 or 250395-2069.

Duplex / 4 Plex 3 BDRM duplex, Gateway area, W/D hook-ups, $600/mo. Avail. now. 250-395-1098, 250-395-4913. 3 BDRM duplex, On school bus route. N/S, refs req. $650. 250-791-6383. LAC LA HACHE duplex. Across from LLH Elementary. 4782 Clark Ave. 2 bdrms, lake view, fenced yard. $595/mo. Bill 250-456-7503, or Angie 250-396-7529.

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 BDRM mobile #8 Park Dr. Estates, $600/mo. Also #25 $600/mo. Call 250-395-3268. ONE empty mobile home pad, #50, #52, & #4 at Park Drive Estates. 250-395-3268.

2 BEDROOM mobile for rent on 3/4 acres. $800/mth (negotiable). Fully fenced yard, large deck, storage shed, 10 mins from 100 Mile. Walking distance to Horse lake. New renos, very clean. Call Cindy 250-593-4533 between 8 - 9 am, or 5 - 9 pm. Or Brad 1403-818-0467 anytime.

Homes for Rent 105 MILE log home. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, n/g heat & fp. Outbuildings. .5 acre. Refs, proof of income and security dep. required. NS. $1200/mth + util. 250-706-9102. 108 HOME: 1&1/2 bdrm up, 2 bdrms in finished basement. 2 baths. Gas fireplace. Dog fenced. Clean, view. Property not for sale. $880/mon. 250791-6534. Ref. required. 2 BDRM mobile with addition in 100 Mile at Travellers Tr. Ct. SF, WD, N.G. Furnace. Garbage PU. No pets. DD & ref. req. $560 mon. 250-395-3182. 3 BDRM, carport, minutes to 100 Mile. NP. $650/mon incl. snow removal. 250-396-4070. 3 BEDROOM home backing on 108 Lake. Quiet cul-de-sac location. Park like setting. 2 enclosed garages & 2 decks. Gas heat & wood stove in finished basement. RR, no smoking or pets. $985 mo. 250-791-6633. 3 BEDROOM house available, 1 1/2 baths, 2 car garage, f,s,dw,w,d. Avail. now. 8 minutes from 100 Mile. 3/4 acre. Refs. required. Pet negotiable. $900/month + utilities. Free snow removal. Security deposit req. 250-392-1599. 4 BDRM duplex in 100 Mile on quiet street, backs on to Crown Land. $750/mon. plus DD & Ref. 250-397-2182. 5 BDRM, 2 full baths & ensuite, all appl, fully finished basement, large fenced backyard, in 108. $1350/mon plus utilities. 250-791-6586, eves. ***Available to Rent*** 2 bdrm Townhouse

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FOR RENT Beautiful house on over 1 acre in 108 mile ranch, Gardeners dream, corner lot. 2 bedrooms up, 1 down , with large sauna. $950 mo. plus utilities. ref. required. Call 250791-6619 leave message FOR RENT March 1st, 108 Mile Ranch, 3 bdrm log house, 1 bath, w/d, f/d/dw, 3 outbuildings, 1.3 acres, $1100/month plus utilities. 250-596-3259. FURNISHED 1 bdrm, includes utilities and Star Choice. $450/mo. Avail. Feb. 15.. 250396-4165.


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By Marianne Van Osch In the 1950s and ’60s, Forest Grove was in its heyday. It was a bustling community where many small sawmills were thriving. Ranches nestled in open areas and hunters and fishermen found their way into lodges and camps along the lakes. Around this time, a young man began a unique project. Dick Larsen had been a skier since his childhood on a farm south of Kamloops. His father made his first pair of skis from barrel staves that he steamed and bent at one end. They were tied to the boy’s boots with leather straps. Dick loved to ski on the hills around the farm. When he moved to Forest Grove later on, the nearest ski hill was in Williams Lake. The ambitious young man decided to build his own. At the bottom of the hill on Canim Hendrix Highway, just outside of the Grove, is a narrow valley known as Hood’s Hollow. The road dips down to a bridge over Bridge Creek. A little further on, the old Forest Grove Road turns to the right. Directly ahead is the hill where Dick built his ski run. In the summer of 1962, he cut trees from the site using John Hood’s CAT to haul brush. Later, Louis Judson’s CAT was used to level the base of the slope. The first winter the ski hill was in action, Dick and his friends skied happily down the hill but had to trudge all the way back up to the top after each run. Dick decided to upgrade his operation with an ingenious power-driven towrope. He bought a 1952 Plymouth for $75 in Kamloops. Although barely drivable, he managed to get it home to the Grove. He cut off the body behind the driver’s seat. The right rear wheel became the rope drive drum. Next he ran 1,200 feet of rope to the top of the hill, where he had installed idle wheels, made from car wheels. A winch at the top anchored the rope. The 600-foot ski hill was a great success with local youth. Dick recalls the Henderson kids being avid skiers. Ski clothes and equipment were a far cry from what they are now but everyone made do with what they had. At the end of the first winter, Dick disassembled the machinery for storage. By the second year, Dick’s ski hill had attracted the attention of skiers in 100 Mile House. An excellent hill for skiing was

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A skiing enthusiast since his youth, Dick Larsen posed with the skis he has used since 1965.

Trying toavailable sellright your old one? in town, so Dick Dick continued to ski until moved his towrope and machina few ago, using the long Whether you’re buying or selling ayearscar, ery to the town hill. black skis and boots that were A second out car, a 1953 Pontiac, new Press in 1965. He said the skis truck or RV, check the Free and another 600 feet of rope were are a curiosity to modern skiers, to reach the top of the new who are used to much different and Cariboo added Connector classifi eds. hill. Since the towrope was now equipment. in two sections, a safety gate was constructed to shunt skiers to the side at the junction of the ropes, Dick explains. “There was a phenomenal amount of spindles and wheels involved in that structure. A governor was put in to regulate the speed of the wheels.” By this time, skiing had become very popular around 100 Mile. A 300-foot run was built at 112 Mile by enthusiasts from Lac La Hache. In 1970, the Ainsworth Lumber Company enlarged the 100 Mile ski area and put in a T-bar. Dick’s machinery and ropes were sold to a group in Clinton and set up on a hill across the valley from the town.

For 38 years, Dick has been the owner/operator of Larsen’s Truck Service on Exeter Road. Once in a while, the old 100 Mile skiing days comes up in conversations. The town hill can still be seen directly across from the pull out on the highway above Bridge Creek Ranch. Young trees have filled in much of the hill. Looking up at Dick’s original ski hill in Hood’s Hollow today, one can imagine the hard work and determination that went into clearing the slope and hauling gear to the top. All that remains is a barely discernible path through the trees and the story of how a young man’s passion for skiing resulted in the first ski hill in the area.


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Business confidence down slightly

British Columbia’s small business confidence fell slightly in December, dropping to 65.0 from 67.1 in November. However, it was still above October’s 64.7, while the Canadian average remained virtually unchanged at 62.6. B.C. fell back from third to fourth place nationally in terms of small business confidence, behind Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan and Alberta. When asked to characterize the current state of their business, 33 per cent of respondents answered “good� versus 55 per cent who replied “satisfactory� and only 12 per cent who responded with “bad.�

More highlights: •Seventy-one per cent of B.C. employers do not plan to make changes to full-time employment levels, while 20 per cent plan to increase them and nine per cent plan to reduce them. • Taxes and regulations remained the biggest cost pressure, chosen by 61 per cent of respondents, followed by wages. • Forty-four per cent of B.C. small businesses say insufficient domestic demand is their main operating challenge, with the shortage of

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Gail Potter South Green Lake 250-644-4242

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Friday, January 25, 2013 Cariboo Connector


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100 Mile Midget Milers captain Mike Montgomery, left back, and Damian Lindberg, right back, created a wall of defence against Cougars attacker Parker Dowhy in their Jan. 12 game at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House.

Cougars get by Milers in showdown Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Mayvin Midget Rep Milers hosted Prince George Cougars Tier 3 squad in a couple of games at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre, Jan. 12-13. Both contests ended in losses for the Milers with Saturday’s match ending 8-4 for the Cougars and Sunday’s game finishing in a 7-1 victory for the visitors.

Milers Brayden Sanford opened up the scoring in game 1, potting a goal midway through the first period. The Milers then turned it into a brief 2-0 lead early in the second frame on a goal from Emmett Collins. By the end of the period, the teams were deadlocked at threes after a goal from Milers captain Mike Montgomery evened it up.

100 Mile took the lead once again in the opening minute of the third period with another marker from Sanford, but it was short-lived as the Cougars hammered home five consecutive goals for the win. In game 2, the Cougars dominated from the start with two unanswered goals in the first period. Adrianna Johnson notched one for the Milers in the sec-

ond frame, but that was the only puck to make it past the Cougars goaltender.




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January 25, 2013 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press