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Thanks to a tracking device, a stolen iPad was found after being stolen from a residence on 11th Avenue North, report the Williams Lake RCMP. On Jan. at 4:41 p.m. Williams Lake RCMP received a call from an individual who wanted to report that his iPad was stolen. The complainant said that his door was unlocked, there was no forced entry and no one was home at the time. Through the tracking device on the iPad the police were able to locate the iPad and attended at a residence in Williams Lake where the computer was recovered. The tracking device is available to download, however, it has to be activated before an item is stolen, and if the item is turned off, the tracking device will not work. Greg Sabatino photo

Williams Lake Blue Fins swimmer Gracie Frost, completes her first ever 200-metre individual medley Sunday at the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool during a Williams Lake Blue Fins time trials event.

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William case heads to Supreme Court Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Ever since he learned his rights and title case is going to be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada, Roger William has been thinking about something his late uncle and former chief Henry Solomon said. “When you tell the truth you have nothing to worry about. The truth always wins, no matter how long it takes no matter how hard it is. Those are words we’ve all been carrying in our minds,” the former Xeni Gwet’in chief and present band councillor said. After all, the case has been in the courts since 1992. William and others throughout the Tsilhqot’in Nation have always thought the aboriginal rights and title case would end up in the Supreme Court of Canada. The rights to hunt, trap, trade and catch and use wild horses was not contested by the provincial or federal government through one of the case’s go-arounds.

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“That means those rights were upheld and it becomes law in the court case areas, which is huge,” William said, adding the First Nations feel if B.C. or Canada want

to deal with a proposed application in the area, they need to prove that those rights that became the law are not impacted and that they are protected. “Today First Nations across Canada get a referral and are asked what their aboriginal interests in the area are, where now for the first time ever in B.C., or Canada, there’s a declaration of rights on the land in an area, laid out as hunting, trapping, trade and catching and using wild horses.” So any species the Xeni Gwet’in hunt or trap, and their habitat, need to be protected. “That was a big victory there and then we were just waiting for this leave to appeal petition from the Supreme Court of Canada, which came yesterday,” William said, adding it was “great news.” Last month BC Supreme Court ruled that the federal government will help cover some of the legal costs, however, William said those details have yet to be worked out. Tsilhqot’in National Govern-

ment chair Chief Joe Alphonse said it’s time to stop avoiding the issue of rights and title. “Deal with us in a fair, just and meaningful way. I think this is going to define the relationship between Canada and First Nations people, and I think First Nations people right across Canada are waiting to see what’s going to happen from this case,” Alphonse said. There’s no date set for the case to be heard as of yet, all Alphonse knows is they have a date with the “highest court in the country and have so much hope.” The main points of the case are about ownership and who owns the land. “Not only the land, but the resources that are on that land, any and every aspect of that land, whether it’s subsurface or not. It’s the right to use those resources and how those resources fund government programs,” Alphonse said. See BARNETT Page A3


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City workers vote to strike if needed Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer The union representing city workers in Williams Lake has voted 95 per cent in favour of going on strike. “We had high voter turn out. It’s a strong message our members want to send to Greg Sabatino photo

John Dube, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 882B service representative, casts his ballot during his union’s strike vote held Jan. 27. The union represents 105 to 110 city workers in Williams Lake.

management,” John Dube, Union of Operating Engineers 882B service representative said Sunday evening half an hour after a day of voting by members closed at the Coast Fraser Inn. The next step for the union will be to go to the Labour Relations Board because the employer plans to ask for a mediator, Dube said. “We are not in favour of going with a mediator,” he added. If the union does decide to go on strike, it will have to serve the city 72 hours notice. Previously Dube told the Tribune there are between 105 and 110 union employees working for the city.

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Greyhound cuts runs in Williams Lake Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Greyhound will go from three to two daily runs through Williams Lake. The Passenger Transportation Board of B.C. has posted an amended licence for Greyhound Canada, allowing the company to reduce scheduled runs on 15 of its routes in B.C.

“For the Cariboo there is currently three trips per day frequency, and one trip per day is going to be removed, taking it to two trips each way each day,” said Grant Odsen, regional manager for passenger services, Greyhound Canada B.C. Greyhound will eliminate daily the 8:15 p.m. departure southbound and the 8:20 p.m. depar-

ture northbound routes through Williams Lake. While he didn’t know the cost savings of taking out that particular trip, Odsen said overall Greyhound hopes to save $6.5 million per year in B.C. by making the reductions. In its report, the Passenger Transportation Board said Greyhound’s application indicated it averages 21

passengers per scheduled run from Prince George to Vancouver, and 11 passengers per scheduled run from Kamloops to Prince George. “The board also notes that revenue-per-mile information shows that for the two schedules targeted for elimination, ridership is insufficient for GCTU to operate above the

break-even point. The board finds that the minimum route frequency proposed by GCTU will ensure that the public continues to have inter-city bus service on this route and allow GCTU to improve its financial situation.” Greyhound will have to give 14 days notice of the change before it is implemented.

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Beetle action coalitions release development discussion paper Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer The findings of three regional beetle action coalitions in the final paper of their Rural BC project apply to all of rural B.C. said Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition (CCBAC) chair Williams Lake Mayor Kerry Cook. Titled, The Pathway to Prosperity in British Columbia Runs Through its Rural Places - A longterm strategy for rural development, the discussion paper is jointly sponsored by CCBAC, the Omineca Beetle Action Coalition, and the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition. It proposes that rural communities, beetle action coalitions, First Nations, economic development organizations, regional development trusts and other stakeholders work in partnership with the provincial government to develop a new long-term strategy for social and economic development throughout rural B.C. The paper sets out 20 recommendations, including the formation of a leadership group in partnership with government to produce longterm work plans based on shared principles, the establishment of an ongoing revenue stream to

fund that plan and deliver services, and the dedication of a cabinet minister with responsibility for rural issues. “The objectives of the project is to raise awareness of the issues faced by rural B.C. and to present constructive and non-partisan recommendations about what rural communities require to meet these challenges,” Williams Lake Mayor Kerry Cook told community stakeholders and local government leaders from the Cariboo at a media event held Jan. 18 at city hall. Cook said the three beetle action coalitions have already worked with stakeholders, reviewed and assessed the last 50 years of rural economic policies and programs in B.C., and searched North America, Australia and Europe for best practices used for rural economic development. “We believe the information from our background work and recommendations found in this position paper apply to all of rural B.C.,” she said. Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett said the release of the paper marked an “exciting day” for the coalitions. “We started in 2005, there’s been a lot of research and a lot of en-

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Cariboo Chilcotin Liberal MLA Donna Barnett speaks to stakeholders and members of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition during the release of a beetle coalition rural development discussion paper. ergy and effort by those who have participated in the BACs (coalitions), by citizens and organizations.” She argued there’s been a lot accomplished. “Many people say they don’t see anything on the ground, but there have been many initiatives and projects toward economic development and policies in government presented and put into place by the seed funds and the coalitions.” Echoing Cook, Barnett

heralded the initiative as something important for all of rural B.C. “Rural B.C. is not urban-rural B.C. as some people call it. I bring that up at caucus all the time,” Barnett said. “It is the heart and soul of B.C. “It is the Williams Lakes, Quesnels, the Anahim Lakes, the Horseflys and the 100 Mile Houses. “It is difficult to get politicians to understand the difference and the

fact that one size does not fit all.” Many rural communities have lost their industry and are facing huge infrastructure deficits in the future, she added. “We are coming to a curve in the road for Canada and British Columbia. There has to be funding to maintain infrastructure issues.” Barnett said local governments, businesses, and beetle action coalitions have to come up with solutions and work

with the provincial and federal governments to solve the long-term issues. “We can do many many things, but if we’re not on the same page we will accomplish nothing.” Ministers Pat Bell and Steve Thomson are in support of the discussion paper and received it with “great enthusiasm” when it was presented to them last month, she added. Now that the paper has

been released, a workshop is planned in the near future with cabinet ministers. “We will take pieces and make it a working document and it’s up to the pine beetle coalitions to continue to take charge. My request to the beetle coalition is do not let the bureaucrats steal your paper,” Barnett said. “You will have to be forceful as you can be, in co-operation with government, and keep this document on the table.”

that title, then basically the court will be doing what government is supposed to do, but has failed to do. “Remember in B.C. only about a third of First Nations are in treaty and treaty negotiations. Those two thirds,

I can guarantee you, if we get a court ruling that starts to resolve the issue of title and assigned rights, you’re now going to have a whole slew of cases,” Simpson said, adding it has massive implications and always has.

Barnett: negotiation preferable to litigation Continued From Page A1 “We don’t want to live by handouts, we are a level of government and those resources belong to us and we want our rightful share.” Cariboo Chilcotin

MLA Donna Barnett said government’s position has always been that it believes that negotiation is preferable to litigation, but that the government understands the court has decided that this is a matter of national im-

portance. “For some time, B.C. has been striving to build a strong relationship with the Xeni Gwet’in and the Tsilhqot’in Nation through a number of initiatives including the Tsilhqot’in Framework

Agreement,” Barnett said. “We are proud of that relationship and intend to continue working with the TNG under our government to government agreement.” As the case is still before the courts, Barnett

added to say any more at this time would not be appropriate. Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson said if the Supreme Court of Canada comes out and recognizes and assigns the title to First Nations and rights according to

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NEWS Two dogs rescued from dumpster The BC SPCA came to the rescue of two heeler-cross dogs on Tuesday evening, Jan. 22, after being tipped off that the dogs had been inside a large dumpster for several days in freezing temperatures on a reserve outside of Williams Lake. Kent Kokoska, a senior animal protection officer for the BC SPCA who rescued the two dogs, says the animals survived by feeding on a moose carcass that was also in the dumpster. “The dogs were taken immediately for veterinary care,” says Kokoska. “The male had an untreated ear injury that had become infected and required more than 24 stitches and the female is being treated with antibiotics for a stomach ailment, possibly due to the consumption of the moose meat. They were very cold and scared when I found them, but both dogs are doing ex-

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tremely well now.” The two dogs are being cared for at the Williams Lake SPCA branch and will be available for adoption soon. While the rescue involved the unenviable task of crawling through rotting garbage and decaying moose flesh in

the pitch dark, Kokoska says he was just happy to have reached the dogs in time. “I’m not sure how much longer they would have lasted. It was freezing and they certainly had no way of escaping the dumpster by themselves.” 

He says it is unclear whether the dogs fell over the side of the container or were dumped by humans, but notes that dead dogs have been found in the same dumpster in the past. The BC SPCA carries out more than 6,000 animal cruelty investiga-

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In the summer of 2006, the City of Williams Lake entered into a fee for service agreement to educate the public on the benefits of conserving water in the community. The Cariboo Conservation Society achieved this by hosting large public events, such as Earth Day, radio and newspaper ads, displays set up at public buildings including the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex & City Hall, children’s day camps, and provided a very comprehensive education program in the public school system with emphasis on the primary grades three and four. In order to assist the conservation effort, the City has offered residents rebates low-flow toilets and water-efficient washing machines and dishwashers, which have seen a high rate of interest. The reduction in water use is among all users (industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential), but it cannot be determined where the largest reduction in daily usage is, as not all water services are metered. However, as with most communities, it has been suggested that the industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors of any community do not use any more water than they need to complete their operation. Assuming this is correct, the lion’s share of water reduction is from the residential users.

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Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer For a long time Williams Lake was the car theft capital of North America, and while there was a drastic reduction in 2008 with 20 autos stolen, the numbers rose in 2012, resulting in 101 attempts to steal autos, and the actual theft of 50. “We saw a spike in the summer time that I can attribute specifically to a number of prolific offenders that we had out of jail at that time,” Williams Lake RCMP Insp. Warren Brown said as he shared crime stats for 2012 with city council Tuesday. “A number of the prolific offenders that we believe were engaged and involved with auto theft are back in jail for a host of criminal offences now. And since they’ve been in jail, we’ve seen a marked decline.” Stolen autos are often a conduit to robberies, and break and enters, he said. “When auto crimes decline, criminal offences decline.” In 2012, there was a marginal increase of two more break and enters than in the previous year

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Williams Lake RCMP Inspector Warren Brown reports on 2012 crime stats to city council. and approximately 12 more residential breakins than the year before. Those stats are not bad when compared to 2008, he said. “We are looking at a number of crime reduction initiatives for this year and hope we can bring the break and enters down to a level that’s easier to talk about,” Brown said. “We take that very personal. With the workforce that we have at the detachment,

we have a very motivated and engaged group.” It continues to be a “transition” year for the RCMP because of the loss of 12 senior members in 2012. “Their replacements are very junior, and inexperienced, but they make up for it with their passion. As they say in hockey, this has been a rebuilding year for us and I anticipate good things to come this year.” The number of false

alarms continue to decline. In 2012 police responded to 300 fewer calls than in 2008, thanks to a false alarm registration bylaw. In 2012 there were 8,564 calls for service, up from 8,255 in 2011, but a big decrease from 11,164 calls for service in 2008. “The reduction in the calls for service has been due to a reduction in the crime rate and false alarms,” Brown said, adding the reduction allows officers to be more effective and present on the road. Domestic violence stats continue to increase, however, Brown’s been told that’s a positive step. In 2008 the incidents reported were in the low 80s, 85 in 2011, and a significant increase to mid-90s in 2012. He said he believes the work going on in the city, including the domestic violence initiatives led by volunteers in the community working with stakeholders has resulted in proper reporting of domestic violence. “We have also created an administrative position at the detachment where a police officer

oversees all the domestic violence files. “It’s a policy review to ensure a second set of eyes are on the reports to make sure that nothing goes through the cracks.” Aside from sharing stats Brown said a fourth member is being added to the aboriginal policing section, after it has been understaffed for two years. A corporal will be arriving in February. The RCMP will also participate in the Truth and Reconciliation project being organized by Esket’emc (Alkali Lake) Chief Fred Robbins. Brown said, “unfortunately” there continues to be very serious violence in the community. “We have youth gangs and crimes of opportunity that make it very difficult to be proactive,” he said, adding the RCMP is working with city council to see if there are ways to reduce the use of weapons of choice. He looks forward to working with First Nations leadership, including some First Nations communities outside the detachment area, to see what productive programs exist or don’t exist.

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he first month of 2013 is all but done and it’s been interesting weather wise. There’s been a bit of everything — breathtaking sunsets, mornings when the city was a sparkling white wonderland, and one night with a spectacular full moon. It’s been shivering cold one day, warm enough for the brave to wear shorts the next. On a personal note, I enjoyed the movie Les Miserables. At my age that’s  expected but GD#5 (16) saw it three times. Another show I enjoyed watching was French Connection GGD#2 Diana French (3) and her peers performing at their ballet lesson. That was guaranteed to chase away the blues. GDs#6 and #7 and I had a go at sorting books for the Bright Red Bookshelf but we didn’t get too far. GD#6 can read for herself now so she did that instead of sorting, and GD#7 rediscovered some of her favourites so the give-away box didn’t get over full.    Last week was kind of ladies’ day. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts startled pundits and drew the ire of the boys in power by voting against, and thereby stopping, a mega million dollar casino development. Deputy premier and minister-in-charge of gaming Rich Coleman and BCLC head Michael Graydon were downright ugly about it but they were no match for Ms. Watts who took no guff. She said her constituents didn’t want the casino and that was that. Then on Saturday, Ontario Liberals chose Kathleen Wynne to be the next premier of that province, and now six of Canada’s 13 provinces/ territories will be headed by women. Ms. Wynne joins our Christy Clark, Alberta’s Alison Redford, Quebec’s Pauline Marois, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Kathy Dunderdale, and Nunavut’s Eva Aariak. Ms. Wynne is the first female premier of Ontario and I believe the first married gay premier anywhere. She is said to be a consensus builder who really listens. Ms. Watts also listens. We need more people who do. Diana French is a freelance columnist for the Tribune. She is a former Tribune editor, retired teacher, historian, and book author.

arlier this month, the Rural BC Project, an organization I am involved with through my work with the CaribooChilcotin Beetle Action Coalition, released a discussion paper entitled The Pathway to Prosperity in British Columbia Runs Through Its Rural Places. This paper was focused on setting out a long-term strategy for investment in the social and economic development of our rural regions. The Rural BC Project is jointly sponsored by the Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition, the Omineca Beetle Action Coalition, and the Southern Interior MLA Beetle Musings Action CoaliDonna Barnett t i o n , and is dedicated to increasing awareness around the province about the unique challenges we face in rural areas. With the help of an investment of $1 million a year, for three years, by our provincial government in each of these Beetle Action Coalitions, the Rural BC Project was born. In a neutral and non-partisan way, the Rural BC Project makes recommendations about what rural communities can do to meet the challenges they face. Rural and urban regions in our province depend on each other, but the fact is that many rural areas in British Columbia are going through tough times. While some areas have seen a boom as a result of oil, gas, and mining, many have seen slow population growth and economic decline. The recent paper makes a series of recommendations to help address these problems, based on a great deal of research conducted by the Beetle Action Coalitions along with other groups, such as the B.C. Progress Board. Some of the recommendations include creating a leadership group that can work with the government to develop a long-term plan based on principles we share, setting up a revenue stream to support the delivery of services, and designating rural issues as the responsibility of a cabinet minister. The three regional Beetle Action Coalitions that fund the Rural BC Project will be meeting with our government to discuss the recommendations set out by this discussion paper, and I look forward to continuing to speak up for the interests of our rural regions as I have always done in the past. Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.

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Losing our copper coin Say goodbye to the penny. It is being taken out of circulation next month, a victim of inflation. Whether you feel sad in a sentimental way to see the coin go, or happy that you won’t have to carry around that dead weight that just ends up cluttering your dresser, the truth is, the penny has no monetary value anymore. If you see a penny on the ground, do you even stop to pick it up anymore? If not then that is a sure enough sign that it has no perceived value these days. The last penny was pressed at The Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg in May last year, ending 150 years of production, and tradition. The penny was introduced in 1858 and was designed to serve as a unit of measurement for Canadian traders and merchants. Its modern, slimmed-down version was introduced in 1920, after the price of copper sharply rose. It was also designed to mimic the size and shape of the penny in the U.S. Only about 4.5 per cent of recently issued pennies are actually copper, the rest steel. The decision to get rid of the penny, of course, came

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down to production costs. A penny costs about 1.6 cents to make, and its elimination will save the government more than $11 million a year. The Mint has started recovering rolls of pennies from banks. The coins will be melted down and the metal sold off. Canada joins a number of countries that have eliminated their one-cent coin. Penny boosters say the loss of the coin could lead to inflation, saying retailers will be inclined to mark up by five cents. But the experience in those other countries that have dropped low-denomination coins suggests that rounding will be fair and there will be very little impact on inflation. The disappearing penny may also require some cultural adjustments. Penny candy? A relic of the past. The penny arcade? Already gone. And some old adages will likely fade away, too. What are people going to pinch? Will thoughts now cost a nickel? See a penny? Leave it. Penny-wise? Just foolish. Take care of the nickels and the dollars will take care of themselves? A penny saved is ... not much. - Fernie Free Press

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Editor: I am writing you today in regards to the proposed school closure of Glendale Elementary.  My mind has been reeling since hearing the news, my son attends there and my daughters were supposed to, every Glendale parent I’ve spoken to has been affected by the news. It saddens me that the children must go through this and angers me that schools with very few students will remain open, displacing so many others.  What upsets me the most is that the Glendale PAC (these are my opinions) reached out to Wildwood, letting them know we would be happy to welcome them into our Glendale community, to bring their First Nations programs with them and that maybe in this way we could save all of our programs and still keep at least one of the schools open, they chose to work alone. What I find confusing is I am positive I heard Mr. Neufeld comment that keeping a school of Wildwood’s size open isn’t more cost effective than keeping any other elementary school open, so it baffles me to think that 140-plus students are being displaced, when it would have made much more sense to join Wildwood and Glendale, perhaps they would have had higher enrolment into the First Nations Studies programs they offer, as it would be closer for many First Nations students to attend. We could have brought something great to Williams Lake, an Elementary School of Choices, English balanced calendar, French Immersion, as well as the First Nations studies that are provided at Wildwood, together as one community, which is what Glendale is, a community. The teachers and parents I have dealt with at Glendale are like a second family and are all fantastic. Mr. Matt Cullum is a dream principal. He knows all of the students’ names, and many of the parents. You can tell he really cares about his school. He’s even had Santa arrive by helicopter to visit the kids. A school like Glendale is special and rare; it’s too bad that the school board has not shown us that they really have the children’s best interests at heart. Tara Sharp Williams Lake

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The World Bank warns us of 4C-6C within this century. Globally, nations (194-5) struggle to avert climate disaster. To avoid financial penalties, Canada is withdrawn from the Kyoto climate agreement.  Kent, Harper “green” washes Canada, “supporting(?)” last chance global binding deals by 2015 to avert dangerous climate change. Marketing Canadian fossil-fuels worth trillions, Canadians are blitzed with “clean” coal, bitumen, natural gas safety. Little or no risk of bitumen spills, tanker traffic accidents, eco-system/environmental degradation, or disastrous climate

change from “man-made” GHGs are “marketed.”  NDP favours refining bitumen in Canada for “Canadian” jobs.  Conservatives, Liberals, NDP are on board this “gravy” train.   Harper, Clark, Redford, Wall governments are totally committed to “marketing” benefits from “Canada’s” fossil-fuels. Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall appealed to Obama to approve the XL pipeline. Trillions of profits “marketing” fossil-fuels globally will bring Canadians “unbelievable” opportunities: jobs, training, government revenue, health care, education, schools, social services.  “Radicals” want the tarsands shut down? “Radicals” obstruct Canada

and Canadian commonwealth? Foreign “radical environmentalists” with “deep” pockets oppose?  Unpatriotic Canadians say “no?” Dare to “demonstrate” against tar sands, shale gas and oil extraction, coal shipments, Arctic “unconventional” oil, LNG plants, pipelines, degradation of ecosystem/environmental protection laws? Canada is the land of fossil-fuel opportunities, “if” you consent! Fraser Institute touts Canadian wealth mobility allowing “social” movement to upper classes. Super-rich plutocrats, elite financiers, banks, fossil-fuel industry, corporatocracy, their media, cares for “your” support for more subsi-

dies, tax concessions, and less regulation for “their” fossil-fuels.  Cut undeserved social “entitlements” to balance Canadian revenue budgets is their bottom line. You work hard and are still “poor?” Your “earned” benefits are called “entitlements?” What is your bottom line? A “sham” Canadian “democracy?” Improper conduct? Every element of horrendous climate crimes? Criminal intent? What about prosecution for “profiting” from murderous criminal climate change by 2015? Too “rich, too powerful” to prosecute? Herb Nakada Williams Lake

Chamber Chatter: business excellence awards go March 9 Welcome to our newest members:  C.A.L. Transport, Smashin Smoothies, the Gazebo Flowers and Gifts, Sweet Arrangements and Tour Wood Rings. We are so pleased to see our gala 18th Annual Business Excellence Awards evening on March 9 shaping up to be another special evening for everyone! Nominations are starting to come in with the deadline to nominate Feb. 8. Our theme is “The Fabulous 50’s” and the décor will be fabulous once again. Nomination forms have been sent to all members and are online at www.williamslakechamber.com; Community Futures Development Corporation, Save-On Foods and the Chamber office. We have a number of benefits that will help you in your business as well as your bottom line. Here is some of what we offer; fuel discount programs, Interac 0.069 cents per transaction; low credit card rates from 1.657 per cent, WorldHost training for your staff; luncheon meetings offering high profile, interesting and informed guest speakers. Your membership fees were due Dec. 1 and we sincerely thank those that have renewed for the coming year. All member information will be updated on our website and our email database will be adjusted accordingly. If members have not received an invitation by email for our luncheon, please let us know so we can make any changes necessary. Our 16 member volunteer board recently spent the day reviewing and updating the strategic plan and identifying our priorities. The draft will be ready for final proofing by the board in February.

CHAMBER CHATTER Feb. 17 is Chamber of Commerce Week in the province, an opportunity for Chambers of Commerce across the province to demonstrate the outstanding value we provide to our communities. This value comes in the form of benefits and services to stimulate local economies, direct community promotion and support, and engaging in an important multilevel advocacy role which benefits the entire province. Chambers of Commerce are community leaders in action. Chamber of Commerce Week recognizes and applauds this important contribution, and brings further awareness about the Chamber Network’s influence and importance to members of the public and chamber members alike. We are currently seeking partnerships with our members to celebrate success and achievements during this celebration week.  We will be holding a PST Seminar presented by the Ministry of Finance on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 9 – 11 a.m. The ministry is conducting seminars across the province to assist businesses in transitioning to the PST. Cost to attend is $10 and includes refreshments; everyone is welcome, however, pre-registration is required by Feb. 11. We have had a few inquiries about having our MP Dick Harris host a passport clinic. We have a very tentative date of Feb. 20. If you are renewing or applying for

a passport for the first time we are asking you to call us. We will not be having a clinic if there isn’t enough interest. Passport fees will be going up in July so now is a good time to look at this. We invite members to attend our general meeting luncheon Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Signal Point Restaurant. Chamber meetings offer businesses the opportunity to meet other businesses. Please RSVP by Tuesday to 250-392-5025 or e-mail visitors@telus.net. Speakers: Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business.  With over 120 charters worldwide, JA brings a global view of business to local communities. This program will give students in grades 5-12 the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders.  Paul Eves, a volunteer with the organization will provide more in-depth information on what this organization can provide to our youth; our children in the area. We welcome Graham Kelsey who, since his retirement from teaching in the faculty of education at the University of British Columbia has had a professional interest for many years in the administration and governance of not-for- profit organizations. He has served on boards nationally, provincially and locally. In 2002 he was appointed to the B.C. Arts Council, an appointment he held for six years, for two of which he chaired their strategic planning committee. For 10 years he also served on the board of the Central

Interior Regional Arts Council as vice-president, president, and pastpresident. Members can enter the Chamber Chatter draw sponsored by the Williams Lake Tribune and The Wolf/Rush and you could win the business profiles for the next Chamber Chatter.  Chamber Chatter winner for January is Adventure Charters and Rentals. Some of the things about the winner are they are a locally owned and operated bus charter company doing charters for local sports clubs, mines, schools, weddings, community events, Mt. Timothy ski bus just to name a few. Whatever the need is for a charter we they can accommodate you. They are Adventure Charters and Rentals. The company is owned by and operates under the umbrella of Gertzen Ventures. Randy Gertzen is the division manager. Adventure Charters is a bus charter and rental company. We are proud to be locally owned and have lived here all our lives. By being here so long we have a very knowledgeable background to the Cariboo and its history. Gertzen Ventures has been in business going on four years and has owned Adventure Charters going on two years in June. “We very much enjoy the interaction with our customers on a daily basis and plan to be around many years! Give us a call at 250-305-2251 or visit our website at http://www.adventurecharters.ca/ “

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SPORTS NOTEBOOK Thursday, Jan. 31

Female hockey meeting This Thursday, Jan. 31, the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association will be hosting a meeting at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex for female players and parents to see if there is enough interest for female pee wee, bantam and midget rep teams or house teams for the 2013/14 hockey season. The meeting gets underway at 6:30 p.m.

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Williams Lake Blue Fins swimmer Tracey Beauchamp races Sunday at the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool in the 100-metre butterfly during a Williams Lake Blue Fins time trials event where swimmers were looking to post provincial qualifying times.

Blue Fins ready for provincials Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer Williams Lake Blue Fins swimmers hit the water at the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool Sunday morning for a time trial event to attempt to qualify for the B.C. provincial trials and the B.C. swimming provincials. Thirty Blue Fins joined four swimmers from the Quesnel Waveriders swim club for the event, which ran from 9 a.m. until noon. Chad Webb, head coach of the Blue Fins, said his swimmers performed exceedingly well. “They’ve exceeded my expectations on results, for sure,” Webb said. “I had about 70 per cent best times from anybody who swam, which is pretty significant for a mini-meet. It can be pretty tough without a lot of competition to get yourself up for racing.” Blue Fin Kara Zavits was swimmer of the day, Webb said, with huge improvements. She qualified for the 100-metre freestyle for ‘AA’ provincial trials in two weeks in Surrey. Additionally, six other Blue Fins had qualified for ‘AA’ provincials prior to the meet Sunday. Madison Blusson broke fellow

Blue Fin Coral Choi’s 12-and-under club record in the 200-metre breaststroke with her first time under three minutes, improving her spot for the ‘AAA’ provincials in four weeks. “She already had a ‘AAA’ time, but it improves her spot significantly,” Webb said. “And she broke a club record. Not a slow club record, either.” Webb added other notable swims were from Nadia Klaue, who dropped more than 12 seconds on three swims, and from Danika Robson, who knocked off more than 30 seconds on her 200-metre breaststroke. Blue Fins aged 10 and under were also given a chance to test their times in an introduction to the time trial process. Keanna Saunders took more than 30 seconds off her 200-metre individual medley, while Lucas Nowotny improved by more than 10 seconds in his 100-metre freestyle event. “What I wanted to do with this meet was do a time trial for the older kids to try to get some more ‘AA’ and ‘AAA’ time standards, and it was sort of an introduction or a practice session for the younger swimmers,” Webb said.

The Williams Lake Stampeders play their first home game of the post-season Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex versus the Lac La Hache Tomahawks. Game one of the three-game series went this Saturday in Lac La Hache. Game times are to be determined. Check the Tribune for updates.

Friday, Feb. 8 to Sunday, Feb. 10 Atom Development Hockey Tournament

Williams Lake atom players will get a chance to show their stuff on home ice when the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association hosts its Atom Development Tournament.

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Third Annual Co-Ed Valentine’s Futsal Tournament Williams Lake Blue Fins swimmer Danika Robson races in the 200-metre backstroke event Sunday at the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool. Robson, in the 200-metre breaststroke, knocked 30 seconds off her best time on the day. “Particularly the longer swims — the 200-metre individual medley and trying to get them to swim it in less than four minutes, which can be tough.” Next weekend, 20 swimmers ages 12 and under will take to the Canada Games Aquatic Centre in Kamloops for the Kamloops Classic Valentine Splash swim meet.

For many of the Blue Fins this will be their first swim meet ever. “This will be a fun event for the younger swimmers who are the future of our club and should be a great time for all,” said Blue Fins head coach Chad Webb. For the seven Blue Fins who’ve qualified for ‘AA’ provincials, they’ll head off to Surrey in two weeks.

The Williams Lake men’s and ladies’ soccer leagues are accepting registration for the upcoming Third Annual Co-Ed Valentine’s Futsal Tournament. It goes Feb. 15-17 at the WLSS gymnasium. On Feb. 16 there will be a social at the Oliver Street Bar and Grill. Registration forms 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.


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Wrestling club brings home the hardware Six members of the Williams Lake Wrestling Club joined more than 700 athletes in Kamloops Jan. 11-12 for the Western Age Class Tournament. “This is a qualification tournament for nationals,” said Sonia Conrod, president and head coach of the WLWC. “The tournament is the largest high school tournament in Western Canada. Competitors from as far as Saskatchewan come to compete and it was a good look at what and who will be competing in provincials this year.” On the first day of the tournament all WLWC grapplers made it through to the semifinal and finals held Saturday. There was also a mini elementary tournament Saturday, where Grade 5 student Zane Barr — the only elementary athlete from the WLWC to attend — placed fifth in the 44-kilogram weight class. “This was his first tournament and he did amazing,” Sonia said. In the Schoolgirl division (grades 7/8) Danielle Schultz, in the 45-kilogram weight class, fought her way to a bronze medal. “This is Danielle’s first year wrestling and she is

doing very well,” Sonia said. “A natural warrior on the mat.” Mikaela Lemon, in the 74-kilogram class, went undefeated in four intense matches to bring home a gold medal. In the Cadet division (grades 9/10) Columneetza student Peter Fayowski battled to a silver medal. “It is also Peter’s first year wrestling,” Sonia said. “He is dedicated and a great asset.” WLWC vet Braden Conrod took on the challenge of competing up a weight class. “He battled hard, although he didn’t make the podium, took a very respectable 10th,” Sonia said. In the Juvenile (grades 11/12) division Kara Pare, in the 56-kilogram class, took seventh overall. “It was a very tough group with some very skilled young ladies,” Sonia said. Sonia said WLWC veteran Conlan Sprickerhoff also faced a challenge in his division. “There were 14 young men in the 58-kilogram division,” she said. “It was stacked full of top provincial placing athletes from around the province. Conlan did extremely well and never

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Williams Lake Wrestling Club member Danielle Schultz (right) cinches in a head lock on an opponent in the 47-kg division Jan. 19 in Prince George at the Kelly Road Invitational. Schultz went on to win a silver medal. gave up. He took a very hard fall in his last match but despite this he finished the match placing seventh overall.” The following weekend five members of the WLWC attended the Kelly Road Invitational in Prince George Jan. 19. “This is the last chance we get to meet our competition before the provincial zones coming up Feb. 16,” she said. In the 47-kilogram girls class Schultz brought home another silver. For 74-kilogram girls

Lemon placed fifth. In the 54-kilogram boys division Braden went undefeated, picking up a gold medal. Kerry Normand, in the 90-kilogram class, scooped a silver medal. Fayowski, in the 100-kilogram division, took fifth. “All the kids did amazing and learned a lot about their competition and what to work on for upcoming zones,” Sonia said. For those who qualify, provincials will go in Duncan.

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Williams Lake Stampeders forward Dylan Richardson scores one off his knees early in the first period to put his team up 2-0 Saturday night in Lac La Hache against the Lac La Hache Tomahawks. Stampeders forward Jassi Sangha went on to put the game on ice in the third period, giving his club the 4-3 win. Game two of the series goes this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex in Williams Lake. ter allowing three early goals, went on to stop 41 of 45 shots. On the other end, Foote collected 32 saves on 35 shots. “Willie played a good game for them,” Kohlen said. “It could have been a lot worse. It was 3-0 after the first five minutes or so — he didn’t have a great start — but after that he shut the door pretty good.” Kohlen said the Zurak (2-1-3), Richardson (1-2-3), Bill McGinnis (0-3-3) line

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Lakecity tribute to ploughman Robbie Burns LeRae Haynes Special to The Tribune Robbie Burns Night in Williams Lake was a sold-out celebration on Saturday. The event was put on by Williams Lake Legion Branch 139 and included guest performers, dinner, live music and entertaining traditions involving toasts, swords and swirling tartan. Ron Hume was MC for the event, which began with a Highland welcome from Legion 139 president Joyce Norberg and O Canada sung by Brock Everett. Williams Lake Pipe Band members Jeanne-Ann Bentham, Doug White, Joe Bazan and Tyler Witte escorted the haggis to its place of honour at the front of the hall, where Hume recited the ‘Ode to the Haggis.’ Bel Hume provided the grace before dinner—a meal that featured prime roast beef, gravy, haggis, bashed neeps and Scottish trifle and shortbread. The ‘grace after meat’ was given by Sid Breckenridge and the ‘toast to the queen’ by Al Tranq. One of the true highlights of the evening was the Highland dancing by the very talented Wee Walker Dancers from 100 Mile House, accompanied skillfully on bagpipes by South Cariboo resident Glen Esdale. The dancers were Madeline Martin, age 11; Quinn Andrews, age 13; Alexandra Wolfe, age 15 and Lydia Davidson, age 17. The dancers performed individual as well as group dances, to the delight of the crowd who thanked them with a standing ovation. The girls said that they have all been dancing since they were five or six years old and added that they thoroughly enjoyed coming to Williams Lake to dance for Robbie Burns Night at the Legion. The ‘Immortal Memory’ was offered by Eric Sannes, ‘Toast to the Lassies’ by Doug White and the ‘Lassies Reply’ by Vivian MacNeil. The Williams Lake Pipe Band welcomed Glen Esdale to join them in their performance, which included Highland favourites like Steamboat, Bugle Horn and The

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Fish Lake Alliance presents The Fish Lake Alliance is holding a free public presentation on Thursday, Jan. 31 starting at 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army Hall in Williams Lake. The agenda includes First nations welcome and drumming, and speakers TNG’s Mining Manager J.P. LaPlante and Xeni Gwet’in Chief Marilyn Baptiste. For more information go to www. fishlakealliance.ca or fishlake alliance@yahoo.ca

Tuesday, Feb. 5 Talk on arthritis Jude Jackson, 5, and his siblings and dad wore kilts to celebrate the Scottish poet Robbie Burns Saturday night.

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Quinn Andrews with the Wee Walker Dancers from 100 Mile House, skillfully performed the Sword Dance at Robbie Burns’ Night accompanied by 100 Mile piper Glen Esdale. Green Hills. Mark Lees, Cindy Nadeau and LeRae Haynes from Perfect Match sang The Road and The Miles to Dundee, Ye Jacobites and I Wish I Were in Glasgow, accompanying themselves on bass, acoustic guitar and piano. There were guests at the event from places around the Cariboo, as well as from Kamloops and North

Vancouver. The guest at the event from the farthest away, however, was Stuart Bennett from Fife, Scotland. He is in Williams Lake visiting his girlfriend Krysta Thomson, who said that they met at a Ceilidh in his home town when she was their visiting family. After Legion Zone Commander Vivian MacNeil ‘paid the pipers’ with ceremonial shots of Dram-

buie, Williams Lake Pipe Band Sergeant Doug White and his grandson Brock Everett sang Star of Robbie Burns, Flower of Scotland and invited the audience to join them in singing Robbie Burns’ Auld Lang Syne. The dance floor filled as Perfect Match took the stage and played a dance to top off the evening. Special thanks for the event went out to the Legion Ladies Auxiliary for the dinner, the Williams Lake Pipe Band, the Legion bar staff, the Wee Walker Dancers and the parents, leaders and cadets of the Rocky Mountain Rangers Chilcotin 3064 for their polite, efficient service clearing tables and helping in the kitchen. “This was the best Robbie Burns celebration I’ve ever attended,” said Legion president Joyce Norberg. “Our pipe band has never sounded better, the dancers were exceptional and I loved all the Scottish tunes. “We received lots of compliments and are looking forward to next year.”

Capacity crowd for John and Debbie Sykes fundraiser LeRae Haynes Special to The Tribune A capacity crowd gathered at Elks Hall on Sunday at a fundraiser for local musician John Sykes and his wife Debbie Sykes—both long-time volunteers and community supporters. John, diagnosed with cancer, is expected to return to Williams Lake

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this week after treatment in Kelowna, and the fundraiser was held to help support the couple and their family. The event was organized by Elizabeth Cornett, Rocco Catalano, Sharon Hoffman, Sheila Wyse and Dena Baumann, with support from many others for the decorating, silent auction, refreshments and music. High school students who have

played with Tubajohn were among the volunteers who arrived at the hall at 9 a.m. and stayed throughout the day. There was music by the Youth Fiddle Society, Willow, Quintet Plus, Williams Lake Community Band, Cariboo Gold Dance Band and the Cariboo Men’s Choir, with Rocco Catalano and Dena Baumann as MCs for the afternoon.

The lively event included dancing and singing and the opportunity to give back to someone who made astounding contributions to the community through his music, and to elementary and high school bands through his mentorship and inspiration. See COMMUNITY Page A14

The Women’s Contact Society and Shopper’s Drug Mart will host a noon hour information session on Arthritis on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from noon to 1 p.m. Information will be provided on definition of arthritis, types of arthritis, causes and risk factors, diseases and conditions, relief of arthritis, prevention and treatment. The meeting takes place in the Women’s Contact Society board room above Caribou Ski Source for Sports. To reserve a seat call the society at 250-3924118 by Friday, Feb. 1.

Wednesday, Feb 6

Pine beetle presentation On Wednesday, Feb. 6 starting at 7:30 p.m. the Scout Island Nature House will host a presentation on the impact of the pine beetle epidemic by Wyatt Klopp a masters student at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, who is enrolled in the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies graduate program at the University of Northern British Columbia.

Friday, Feb. 15

Maranatha science fair Maranatha Christian School will host its third annual science fair on Feb. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. for kindergarten to grade 12 students. Students from Cariboo Adventist Academy will also be participating in the fair. The public is invited to come and check out the hard work students have been doing on their projects.


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Parents and kids joined workers from the Child Development Centre and local conservation officers for ice fishing and a barbecue at Chimney Lake on Saturday. This is the second time the CDC has organized the event with conservation officers. Last year the event was held at Dugan Lake. This year participation tripled and the event was held at Chimney Lake where fishing was less than stellar because of the full moon. Story Thursday.

Wild game banquet menu set The menu for the annual wild game banquet this Saturday evening includes the customary beef, moose, deer, elk, salmon, trout, bear and cougar contributions and possibly some bison, says banquet organizer Judy Jenkins. “Some of the more scarce items will be in the form of wild game appetizers,” Jenkins says. “There will also be some deer and some moose sausage.” The event is sponsored by the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association and takes place at Sacred Heart Church Hall where Della Rauch of TRU Foods will be catering. The event includes a silent auction to support the association’s programs. Topping the list of silent auction items this year is a diamond dinner ring donated by the club and valued at $1,200. Some of the other items include a large print of a pheasant, a print of a moose hunting camp scene, and a small print by Robert Bateman, a .22 rifle, a hand-crafted iron coat rack, are among the many silent auction items donated. The evening will also feature an assortment of bucket draws in addition to two draws for a Sav-

age .243 Axis rifle and a Savage .270 Winchester short magnum rifle. One of the highlights of the evening will be the competition for the Tail Ender Trophy where people tell tales about the most outrageous goofups in hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. “Don’t be bashful. Bring on your best story to honour the person who is most deserving of the trophy,” Jenkins says. Winner and runner-up trophies are awarded. In recent years Al Campsall, Mike Wagner, Jim Feeley have taken home trophies. Tickets for the Saturday, Feb. 2 event will only be available until Friday evening from club members, Surplus Herby’s, Barton’s Insurance, Blue Mountain Gunsmithing and Chilcotin Guns. The evening will start with cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner. The event is the main fundraiser for the Sportsmen’s Association which operates the Bond Lake shooting ranges and numerous outdoor programs. Education includes hunting, animal identification, ethics, survival and firearms safety, as well as archery pro-

grams. The club provides for facilities for law enforce-

ment officers to practice and qualify for use of firearms as well as

opportunities for sport shooters, archers and biathletes to train.

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7:00 pm, February 5, 2013 at CRD Office in Williams Lake Committee Room The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has received an application to amend Cariboo Regional District Williams Lake Fringe and 150 Mile House Area Zoning Bylaw No. 3502, 1999 by rezoning the property described below: Bylaw No. 4766 The Fractional South West 1/4 of District Lot 8846, Cariboo District, Except Plan PGP47318, from Resource/ Agricultural (RA 1) zone to Special Exception M 1-3 and Special Exception RR 1-3 zones (minimum lot size –4,000 sq m (M 1-3); 12 ha (RR 1-3)) (maximum density - 1 lot in each zone) Purpose for Rezoning: To subdivide an agricultural parcel held by two families in order to create a 17.637 ha lot, consisting of a 0.76 industrial portion containing a contractor shop and a mobile home, and consisting of a 16.6 ha rural portion containing a house and a rock quarry The subject property is located at 4405 Rottacker Road, as shown on the sketch plan below, and is owned by Joshua and Christina Ball and Wyatt and Amanda Ball.

Public hearings are for all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws. The public hearings are to be held by a delegate of the Cariboo Regional District Board. A copy of the CRD resolution is available for public inspection. Written submissions regarding the proposed bylaw will also be received. These submissions may be submitted at the public hearing or should be received in the Cariboo Regional District office at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4, (fax number 392-2812) fortyeight hours prior to the hearing. No further information or representations can be considered by the CRD Board after the public hearing. The bylaw and an information package may be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District office, 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from January 29, 2013 to February 5, 2013 inclusive (excepting public holidays). Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department of the CRD at 1-800-665-1636. Rick Brundrige, MCIP, RPP Manager of Planning Services

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Community rallies for TubaJohn Continued From Page A12 Debbie’s son Tim Westwick and daughter Annaka Richter expressed warm gratitude for the organizers of the event and for community members who rallied to support John and Debbie and their family. The Cariboo Men’s Choir performed pieces that included The Rose, I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You and Hallelujah. Quintet Plus, directed by Sharon Hoffman and Debbie Browning plus did a medley of songs from ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Coat’ and Every Time I Feel the Spirit. Organizer Sharon Hoffman said that the silent auction was a big success, with generous donations and generous bidding. More than $6,000 was raised at the event, reports Jeannine Morgan. Hoffman also said that there is an account set up at the Williams Lake and District Credit Union for John

and Debbie Sykes under the name ‘Tubajohn’ for people who wish to donate. “People donated through the silent auction, donations in the ‘giant tuba’ and the account set up at the credit union. We estimate that 500 people came through the doors throughout the afternoon,” she explained. “Everybody loves John and Debbie and so support what they have done for the community, and welcomed the opportunity to help out today.” At least two musical pieces were re-written in John’s honour, Boogie Woogie Tuba Boy by acapella singing group Willow, and Oh Johnny Boy (see below) performed by Rocco Catalano and George Cornett. Long-time friend and fellow musician Glenn Robson said it was an honour to play Tubajohn’s tuba with the Cariboo Gold Dance Band at the fundraiser on Sunday. “I told him I’m just borrowing it and that it’s here waiting for him,” Robson

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Ingrid Mapson and Rocco Catalano (above left) sang several songs with the Cariboo Gold Dance Band which included members Glenn Robson and Willa Julius (right) who played throughout the afternoon on Sunday at Elks Hall for the fundraiser for TubaJohn and Debbie Sykes. said. “Seeing the outpouring from this community today just feels right. This is the kind of generosity that John and Debbie gave from their hearts, and it’s a wonderful thing to be able to give it back.

Oh Johnny Boy “Oh Johnny Boy, the bands the bands are calling you To take your chair and play your tuba sweet Carry us away with the music in your soul And blow pure pleasure for our ears to greet. But come ye back as soon as you are able Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow And we’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow Oh Johnny lad, oh Johnny lad we love you so. When you return we will be waiting for you This will reveal how much we’ve missed you so You’ve paid it forward so far ahead of now Just sit you back in admiration’s glow.

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And we shall feel your tuba playing in our hearts And we shall see you casting on the lake And we will know the youth and those you’ve helped Will have an inner strength through you from which to take Oh Johnny lad, Oh Johnny lad we love you so.”

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Committee to review Station House Gallery report Last week Williams Lake City Council received the Williams Lake Railway Station Building Condition Assessment and Redevelopment Options Report. The report assesses the structural condition of the Station

House Art Gallery, as well as options for restoring and possibly moving the building to a new site. “This project remains an important one, but it will require a partnership with a senior level of government to make it a

Museum begins a new season The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin has many events planned for the coming year, reports president Sheila Wyse. In celebration of Heritage Week February 18 to 24, the museum starts the year off with a joint activity at the museum on Saturday, Feb. 23 with the Williams Lake Heritage Advisory Committee. Wyse says details for the event are still being worked out. Special events continue March 15 with the annual tea celebrating the City of Williams Lake’s birthday. April 21 the B.C. Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductions are announced. Museum volunteers will hold a garage sale in May, man a concession during the Stampede Parade in June and have a booth at the Harvest Fair in September. The Cowboy Concert and Trade Show take place in November and the Christmas Tea and Bake Sale will be held again in December. With all those activities planned it’s time to get the museum cleaned, polished, and ready for a new year, Wyse says. All of the leather exhibits were given a good cleaning last June so they are fine for now, she says. “Since we don’t have any major tasks to do this year, we will not close the museum for any extended period,” Wyse says. “Cleaning of rooms and display cases can be done while the museum is open to the public.” Winter hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The 2013 museum board elected in November includes presi-

dent Sheila Wyse; vicepresident Ruth Walters; secretary Carrie Barker; treasurer June Eckert; curator Diana French; and directors Tom Curtis, Cece Jaeger, Sharon MacDonald, Trevor Marshall, Gillian Niquidet, Karen Piffko, and Kae Stafford. The museum is now on Facebook. Wyse invited the public to “like us” and follow the museum activities. “The Museum has many committees to divide up the work and to ensure all our planned activities are ready to go,” Wyse says. “While directors lead these committees, our members are most welcome to join us. You can bring new ideas, an extra pair of hands, and your individual talents to help us with the museum work.” She says the events and building committees are examples of how members can help out with various events and planning. “We often need extra help to do the many little jobs that make these events successful,” Wyse says. “You may also have ideas that can make these events better.” She notes the building committee makes recommendations on work needed for exhibits and for the museum structure itself. “While our volunteers do the small jobs in-house, the bigger jobs are contracted out,” Wyse says. “But we often need someone to search out quotes or provide ideas.” If you would like to join any of our committees please contact Sheila Wyse through the Museum or at smwyse@ shaw.ca

reality,’ Mayor Kerry Cook said. “I look forward to the report from the Community Services Committee as we look for ways to move forward.” The report includes two schematic redevelopment options for the building and provides cost estimates based on schematic design drawing including fire and life safety conditions.

The report found that overall, the building’s structure is sound and adequate for its intended use as an art gallery, and included three potential site plans for the building. Estimates are included for restoration of the building, either at the current site on Mackenzie Avenue or at the previously proposed new site on

the Royal Bank parking lot at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Borland Street. Renovation and restoration estimates are approximately $1.1 million. A number of heritage and community grants have been identified as possible funding sources. In 2010, as the city was evaluating the costs of stabilizing the

building in its current location. The question arose if it made sense to spend funds to construct a new basement and undertake repairs to the building on the current site or move the building to a more visible location in the community. In March 2011, a grant application for provincial funding through the Towns

for Tomorrow program was denied, and as such, no work was completed on the gallery. At its January 22 meeting, council resolved to refer this issue to the Community Services Committee to develop a set of goals and objectives for the Station House Gallery building, and to present them back to council.


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Obituaries Big John It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Joy Big John, aged 43, announces her peaceful passing during the afternoon hours of January 19, 2013 in Cariboo Memorial Hospital. At her request there will be no service. Cremation was held at Cariboo Crematorium. Compassionate Care Funerals entrusted with arrangements. 250-392-3336

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The Three Corners Health Services Society is an accredited Health Service that will be hiring a Health Director who provides health care to Canoe/Dog Creek, Soda Creek and the Williams Lake Indian Bands. The Health Director will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Society. The Society is currently working with the transfer of Health Canada to First Nations Health Authority that will ensure a cultural lens with programs developed for the people and with the people. Understanding of the current health culture and political environment in BC and excellent knowledge of the history of the Secwepemc Nation will be needed. Job Summary The Health Director is responsible for the ef¿cient design and management of all programs and departments, setting goals and measuring the achievement of the organization’s objectives through strategic planning. This role focuses on: establishing effective working relationships with community groups and government funding agencies and other external contacts, ef¿cient ¿nancial responsibilities and managing budgets of the organization, Human Resources, policy management, and accreditation. The transfer of Health Canada to First Nations Health Authority is an area that requires the participation of the Health Directors time and expertise to move through the process. Education Degree/Diploma in Business Administration or relevant ¿eld. Experience Five to seven years of progressively responsible program management experience in health services with First Nations. Experience managing 20 or more staff as well as development and management of budgets. Salary Salary will be based on experience and education and will follow a wage grid. Successful candidate must have a reliable vehicle with a valid drivers license. This is a full time position of 35 hours a week. Deadline: February 28, 2013 Please see the website for a complete job description at www.threecornershealth.org Please submit Resume with Cover Letter and names of Previous Supervisors for reference to: Jennie Walker, Health Director 150 North 1st Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Y8 Fax: 250-398-9824 Preference will be given to persons of Aboriginal Ancestry as per Section 16 - 1 of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Home Care Nurse The Three Corners Health Services Society, located in Williams Lake, is seeking a Full Time Registered Nurse to join their dynamic health team to provide home care nursing services Ior the First Nations· communities of Soda Creek, Canoe Creek and Williams Lake. The Three Corners Health Services Society is an accredited organization and is committed to cultural quality improvement care. Within the HCN role, the nurse will provide assessments in order to develop and deliver comprehensive care plans and conduct case management for community members of all ages with acute, chronic and rehabilitative care needs. The HCN role will include supervision, scheduling and direction to three Home Support Workers. 4XDOLÀFDWLRQVDQG6NLOOV ✓ Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or equivalent combination of training and experience ✓ Experience with home care nursing practice (preferably in an Aboriginal community setting) ✓ Current practicing member of CRNBC (or eligible to register) ✓ Knowledge of cultural competency in professional nursing practice ✓ Knowledge of First Nations health and social issues ✓ Self-directedness with demonstrated organizational skills ✓ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills ✓ 9alid BC Driver·s License ✓ Current C3R C or equivalent certiÀcate ✓ Skill in the utilization of workplace technology ✓ Footcare certiÀcation an asset

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service design sales Highlands Irrigation Ltd. Williams Lake 250.392.2321 1.800.665.5909 www.thewaterpeople.com Irrigating BC and the Yukon since 1974

6DODU\ Aligned with the BC Nurses Union salary levels. TCHSS offers an excellent total compensation package including medical, dental, life insurance and pension plan.

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Employment

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Help Wanted

Appliances

For Sale By Owner

Nor-Am Ent is looking for an experienced log truck driver for one trip a day, approx. 9 hour turn around time. Company offers competitive wages and benefit package. Fax resume and abstract to: (250)392-2372 or email to: nor-am@telus.net

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.

1990-168 Mile Rd

ROUTES AVAILABLE: Door to door delivery before 8:00 am Tuesday & Thursday *3000-3037 Edwards Dr. 1000-2000 Mackenzie Ave. 1000-3006 Maple St. 1100-2020 Second Ave. 2003-3004 Third Ave. N.* Please call Sherry at (250) 392-2331

Sandman Hotel & Suites Williams Lake is looking Guest service manager to join our team: This position will be responsible for a busy front desk along with guest service. Previous hospitality experience would be an asset. Email or fax resume Fax: (250)392-6242 or email gm_williamslake@sandman.ca

$300 & Under Older style singer indust. sewing machine, mod. #3115, $300 obo (250)243-2131

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

Furniture

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

Annie’ß Unique Furniture & Collectibles

WEEKENDER ROUTES AVAILABLE *110-114 Cygnet St. 104-134 Mayfield Ave. 907-1068 Proctor St.* Please call Sherry at (250)392-2331

Services

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. www.pioneerwest.com

Moving & Storage

6´, 8´, 10´, 20´ & 40´ sizes available. Safe. Portable. Affordable. Rent or buy. Call Jason 250-296-9092.

Recycling RECYCLING

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

240 Oliver Street 778-412-6643

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

Exc. quality horse & good feeder hay, round bales, & large squares. (250)296-3651 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 Hay Sales. Small bales, barn Ph.(250)297-6265

square stored.

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

Brand New House $299,000 3 bedroom, Hardwood floors, Stainless steel appliances. Contact Parnell (250)398-7172 or Bryan (250)392-3621.

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

Misc. for Sale Bladez treadmill 1.75 horsepower continuous drive motor, heavy duty steel frame, folds for space saving, safe drop lowering feature. used very little, like new. Paid $1200 asking $400 (250)392-7555 Oak dining table, 10 chairs. $800., Royal Albert dishes “American Beauty”, 8 place setting plus serving dishes, teapot, etc. $500. Phone: (250)398-6247 or (250)3059253

Sporting Goods Vernes Place Closing, everything to be sold! Pool tables, shuffle board, misc equip. Call evenings (250)398-5890

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

Real Estate Apt/Condos for Sale LUXURY Condo in Abbotsford..14th Floor. Wrap around South E/W view spans 270*. 3 BR. 3 Bath. 3 Balc 2475 Sq.Ft. spacious Beauty PH style. CM78CM78@gmail.com, 604-807-5341- $589,000

For Sale By Owner

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay

2100 sq. ft. Rancher on private 2 acres Close to town 3 bdrms., office, rec room, 1-1/2 baths, beautiful kitchen, large decks & shop. Nicely landscaped & set up for horses. Lots of extras! $289,000. For more info call (250)392-1420

1982 Double Wide Located in Northside Village 1152 sq ft, 2 bdrm, 1 office, 2 bath, central air, work shop. Spectacular view of Williams Lake. Asking $90,000. Call to view. (250)989-1445 or (250)267-4120

5 BDRM HOME IN TELKWA FOR SALE 3200 sq ft, 4 bath, includes washer & dryer, fridge & stove, dishwasher hot tub, natural gas, contact 250-845-3315

LOG HOME Chimney Valley Rd. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Office, workshop with 220 wiring, large deck, 2 car garage, 4 stall barn/loft 2 chicken barns, frost free hydrants, 12 1/2 acres, fenced, backs onto crown land, spring fed pond, 12 minutes to town. Must see!!! (250)392-3577

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

BOITANIO PLACE APARTMENTS 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Most desirable apartments for seniors. Clean and quiet. Next to Boitanio Park behind Boitanio Mall. Suite comes with heat, hot water, elevator, patio or balcony, fridge, stove and dishwasher. Laundry facility on site, no pets.

250-392-6450 2 bdrm apts. avail. immed, secure building, close to schools, clean & quiet.r/r(250)302-9934

Sales

Sales

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 andre@andres1.com. No phone callscalls please. or email: Amanda.u@andres1.com. No phone please.

Trades, Technical

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Reserve your space!

Call a Tribune advertising consultant today!

250-392-2331 LAVTAP

Trades, Technical

Mobile Audio Service

Great West Equipment is growing again. Due to this, we are looking to ¿ll the following position: • Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic - may consider a 4th year apprentice.

Industrial Audiometric Technician Industrial / Commercial / Logging / Construction

Great West Equipment is the Volvo Construction Equipment, Madill Forestry Equipment, Dressta Crawler, Metso Crushing Equipment, PrimeTech Mulching Equipment and Morbark Chipper Dealer. Catering to the Construction, Forestry and Mining Sectors.

250-392-2922 • 1-866-327-8678 Fax: 250-392-2947

We offer very competitive wages and full bene¿ts package. Please Submit Resume by means of: Fax: 250-392-9598 or e-mail: phennan#gwequipment.com Attention: Peter Hennan, Branch Manager NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Denisiqi Services Society RESTORING BALANCE YOUTH COORDINATOR

POSITION OVERVIEW: This position will require some flexibility in hours worked and will require extensive travel throughout the Tsilhqot’in Territory. The Youth Program Coordinator will work closely with the Family Support Workers based in each community and will generally work towards the enhancement of the well-being and capacity of Aboriginal youth throughout the Tsilhqot’in. QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Training Requirements • Grade 12 or equivalent, particularly written and verbal English skills • Post secondary education or equivalent in a related field is desired Experience Requirements • Demonstrated and successful experience in: • Working with Aboriginal people and communities, particularly in a rural setting and social services-related field • Working with diverse groups to find commonality Skills/Other Requirements • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills and an ability to relate to clients and co-workers at a variety of levels and background • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality • Extensive familiarity with local Aboriginal culture, values and issues • Ability to work independently, with little supervision and in a well-organized manner, and using problem identification and solving skills • Good written communications skills, including successful experience with report writing • Successful Criminal Record Check • Valid Class 4 or 5 drivers license and/or willing to obtain Class 4

Dwight Satchell Box 4105, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2V2

CARIBOO AESTHETIC

LASER CLINIC

Velashape • Skin Rejuvenation • Refirme • Botox Juvéderm • Blu-U • Latisse • Laser Hair Removal Leg Vein Therapy • Microdermabrasion

402 Borland Street Williams Lake, BC V2G 1R7

Attention: Dwayne Emerson, Executive Director Note: Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry. Resumes submitted after 4:30 pm on the deadline date will not be considered.

Place a classified word ad and...

IT WILL GO ON LINE!

cariboolaserclinic@gmail.com

FOR ALL YOUR AUTO REPAIRS Serving the Cariboo since 1981

Government Inspections Shuttle Service

STAN POGUE

Licensed Technician

Tuesday to Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

A.R.S. Enterprises Ltd 1075 N. Mackenzie Ave.

Phone 250-392-3522 • Fax 250-392-3548

Brad Huston • Small Appliance Recycling Depot • E-Waste Electronic Recycling Center 250-982-2611 Daily service to Quesnel Wednesday & Friday to Bella Coola In-Town Deliveries

Bella Coola

250-392-7567 Williams Lake

405 Mackenzie Avenue South, Williams Lake

Fax 250-392-5440 • www.beelinecourier.ca

Consistent Advertising = Familiarity = Trust = Customers You can trust me with your advertising.

Closing Date: 4:30 pm - Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Please submit resumes with references: By post: Denisiqi Services Society 240B North Mackenzie Avenue Williams Lake B.C. V2G 1N6 By email: elaine@denisiqi.org By fax: 250-392-6501

Dr. J.D. Neufeld 250-392-7227

Lori Macala

Advertising Consultant

Put your message here

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for more information phone

250-392-2331 and ask for Brenda, Lori, Kym or Lisa


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Rentals

Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

Suites, Lower

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Tenders

Cariboo Regional District

REQUEST FOR

2 bdr, bsmt suite, newly renovated, close to schools & bus stop, n/p, util. inc. $800.(250)305-1213

THIS IS MORE LIKE IT!

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 2 bdrm Suites avail immed in Adult only building. Heat & laundry incl.(250)302-9934 2 bdrm Suites avail in secure building close to TRU. In suite storage, shared laundry clean & quiet. r/r(250)302-9934

Commercial/ Industrial SHOP/TRUCK Bay/Storage Unit 1000 SqFt Large overhead door. Supplied compressed air $625/month plus HST/utilities 1145 S Lakeside Williams Lake 250-392-0112 or 877-614-3518 lakesideindustrial@telus.net

PROPOSALS

Townhouses

Annual Environmental Water Quality Sampling and Impact Reports

2 & 3 bdrm townhouses avail immed. Located near all levels of schools & university. (250)302-9934.

Transportation

Cars - Sports & Imports

For Municipal LandďŹ lls

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) is seeking proposals ĨroĹľ Ć‹ĆľaliÄŽeÄš ÄŽrĹľs or inÄšiÇ€iĚƾals to roĆľĆ&#x;nelLJ collect sĆľrĨace anÄš groĆľnÄšÇ ater Ć‹ĆľalitLJ saĹľples anÄš prepare annĆľal reports acceptable to the DinistrLJ oĨ nÇ€ironĹľent regarÄšing enÇ€ironĹľental iĹľpacts ĨroĹľ edžisĆ&#x;ng žƾnicipal lanĚĎlls͘ Wroposals žƾst be receiÇ€eÄš no later than ĎŽÍ—ĎŹĎŹ pž͕ teÄšnesÄšaLJ͕ &ebrĆľarLJ Ď­ĎŻÍ• ĎŽĎŹĎ­ĎŻ at the ĨolloÇ ing aĚĚressÍ—

2006 Honda Civic 4 door sedan 5 spd, sunroof, Auto windows, 120,000kms, new studded tires. $7900. (250)267-3334

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Duplex / 4 Plex 3bdrm. suite $895/mo. + util. avail. Feb. 15th, n/s n/p r/r (250)296-3359 Modern newer 2bdrm in 4-Plex Available 1st of January. Details, Pictures and map at: www.LivingSpacer4Rent.com

Mobile Homes & Pads 2bdrm mobile on Slater Mtn. approx. 2kms out of town. $800/mnth ref/req’d (250)3923486 2 Bedroom Mobile with addition and garage, next to Wildwood Store. $700 a month Ph (250)305-5251 3bdrm mobile, carport, sundeck, c/w 5app. ref/req. (140 Mile) (250)296-0080 days (250)296-3089 evenings.

PROPOSALS

Well Installations, Hydraulic Conductivity Testing, Water Sampling and Monitoring Plans For Three Cariboo Regional District Municipal LandďŹ lls

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) is seeking proposals ĨroĹľ Ć‹ĆľaliÄŽeÄš ÄŽrĹľs or inÄšiÇ€iĚƾals to sĆľperÇ€ise the installaĆ&#x;on oĨ groĆľnÄšÇ ater Ĺľonitoring Ç ellsÍ• coĹľplete hLJĚraĆľlic conĚƾcĆ&#x;Ç€itLJ tesĆ&#x;ngÍ• collectÍ• analLJnje anÄš interpret Ç ater saĹľples anÄš create Donitoring Wlans Ĩor the EaÇŒkoÍ• test ChilcoĆ&#x;n anÄš DahooÄš >ake >anĚĎllsÍ• that are acceptable to the DinistrLJ oĨ nÇ€ironĹľent͘ Wroposals žƾst be receiÇ€eÄš no later than ĎŽÍ—ĎŹĎŹ pž͕ teÄšnesÄšaLJ͕ &ebrĆľarLJ Ď­ĎŻÍ• ĎŽĎŹĎ­ĎŻ at the ĨolloÇ ing aĚĚressÍ— Cariboo Regional District ^Ćľite DÍ• Ď­Ď´ĎŹ E͘ ThirÄš Ç€e͘ tilliaĹľs >akeÍ• C sĎŽ' ĎŽĎ°

Homes for Rent 3 bdrm. house. 2 full bathrooms, n/p F/S Please call (250)392-7617. Beautiful 2bdrm home nestled on 2 acres just outside of town. A must see. n/s $925./mnth Serious enquiries call. (250)398-7842 Huge 3 bdrm upstairs of house, with chandelier and skylight etc. including utilities $1200/mo n/p (250)392-6352

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

plus HST

4 wheel drive, low kms. Great Price Call 555-555-1515

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Trucks & Vans

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

3 times a week for 1 month

Sweet Deal! Like New

Cariboo Regional District

Snowmobiles 2012 Pro RMK 800, under 400 miles. Mint condition, with extras. Must see! Asking $9500. Call (250)392-0338 8’ Steel Sled Deck, fits short or long truck box. $500. obo (250)398-8822 Leave message.

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Tenders

***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. $11, 500. 250-305-7787 Randy

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Williams Lake Tribune, January 29, 2013