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Due to the Family Day holiday this weekend, the advertising deadline for the Tuesday, Feb. 12 edition of the Tribune will be Thursday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

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The B.C. government has no intention of doing anything behind closed doors or engaging in a process that doesn’t have full community consultation if any volume-based licenses are converted to area-based tenures, says Forest Minister Steve Thomson. “We are responding to recommendations of the mid-term timber supply committee,” Thomson said Thursday, Jan. 31. “It was very clear in our response to the recommendations that it would require consultation with stakeholders, First Nations and local communities. That would be one of the requirements of any proposed conversion.” Thomson was responding to Cariboo North Independent MLA Bob Simpson’s Jan. 30 column, “Privatizing our Forests.” In the column Simpson is critical of the government’s plan to in-

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troduce legislation in the spring to allow for the conversion of forest licenses because it will give “forest companies exclusive rights over public forests without the checks and balances of governing laws and regulations.” Thompson insisted there would be a regulatory and policy framework in place to implement any conversions. He confirmed he wants to bring legislation forward in the spring to allow for converting licenses. However, he suggested any conversions will have to satisfy public interests. “The ministry’s Mid-Term Timber Supply Action Plan directly responds to all the recommendations made by the special mid-term supply committee. The committee’s report included recommendations specific to Hampton and Burns Lake, as well as recommendations for the larger mountain pine beetle impacted areas. The committee report and the ministry’s action plan

recognize that each community is unique.” University of Northern B.C. professor and program chair of ecosystem science and management Kathy Lewis said the success of any conversions will depend on the objectives and on who holds the tenure. “If it’s so a large company can make dimension lumber and know what its timber supply is, then they would, according to them, invest more to ensure the timber supply was there for a long period.” If the objectives are to support communities, then community forests, which are also area-based tenures, can be used to support smaller independent sawmills and non-timber products. Lewis said there are concerns about large companies having areabased tenures and it will depend on what type of legislation is rolled out and what type of regulations are put in place beforehand or if they are going to be mostly policy driven.

“I think there are some disagreements about what the people who made contributions to the timber supply review committee actually said. When I read through the submissions and the reports, it seemed to me that most people were thinking that area-based tenures may be a good way to go, but an awful lot of consultation is necessary and an awful lot of laying out of how that might work is necessary.” Lewis said she’s a huge proponent of having more community forests and more First Nations tenures around First Nations communities, so that local people have an input on what is happening on the land base around them, she said. “I’m not as much of a big proponent of moving to a bunch of tree farm licenses that give sole jurisdiction to a company that’s serving a single purpose. That’s my opinion, but I think those were fairly common opinions in the submissions made to the committee.”


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Simpson makes case for independents Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Cariboo North independent MLA Bob Simpson says party politicians are accountable to the party and its leader while independents are accountable to their constituents. “I made a commitment that I would represent the communities of Cariboo North and I have been in all those communities on a regular basis,” Simpson told the Tribune Thursday, confirming he plans to run in the next provincial election. He said he hosts town hall meetings regularly — and did when he was an NDP MLA — that are open to the public, not “back room meetings with party members.” Direction from the meetings is then taken to Victoria. “So I’m accountable to my constituents through direct contact, with no filter of a political party, and no filter of a message box.” When he won the NDP nomination with the NDP in 2004, he attended candidate school, where he assumed he would bring his experiences as a business person, and as a teacher in Quesnel. He thought the candidates would engage in policy discussions about how the party he had joined would govern the province if it won government. “Candidate school is to teach you what your

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Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson plans to run as an independent in the next provincial election. messages are so that you can help that party win the election. The only advice I was given was to get my eyebrows plucked because I was just going to be a shell to the media. That was the advice of the communications consultant gave me and subsequent to that I’ve had cartoons in the Globe and Mail and others that accentuate my eyebrows as a funny joke.” At the same time he was given a message box that he was to repeat over and over again, no matter what topic was being raised. If people listen to any politicians they will hear those message boxes, Simpson said. “It gives you the language to label the opposing party and the language to frame your party.”

Being an independent also means he’s free to speak to issues that he said neither of the larger political parties will speak to. “I’m the only one out there raising the issue of this distorted public policy called the Pacific Carbon Trust. The NDP refusing to touch it because they are gun shy from the carbon tax and the Liberals are mired down in it because they set it up.” On a provincial scale, he can raise issues like hydraulic fracking or LNGs that the political parties won’t touch, he added, “Since I became an independent two years ago, I’ve discovered I am much more able to do my constituency work. I can get direct access to minister’s offices, senior bureaucrat’s offices, and

regional bureaucrat’s offices to get problems solved for my constituents.” His sphere, he described, is “outside the political game” without an agenda. Bureaucrats get nervous about politicians that have a political label because they can easily be dragged into the Liberal versus NDP game. “When I go to them they know I’m trying to do what’s best for my constituents, I’m not involved in a power struggle. Over the last two years I have had greater access to problem solving as an independent than I did as an NDP MLA.” If he were to create a pie graph showing how he divides his time as an MLA, Simpson explained it would show 70 per cent of his time is spent working on behalf of his constituents, working with them to problem solve and get results. The other 30 per cent is expended working on provincial policy issues, and a “small sliver” being in the legislature. “We’re provincial politicians and we’ve been elected to work on provincial issues. I’ve been very vocal about the mill in Burns Lake. I think what the government is doing in Burns Lake is dead wrong.” He’s received emails from people living in Burns Lake asking him to ‘shut up’ because he doesn’t represent Burns Lake.

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It’s a misunderstanding of the role of MLAs, Simpson said. “We have responsibilities provincially to make sure we’re governing the province for future generations at that provincial level.” Constituent concerns are a provincial concern, he added. Convinced that party politics is chasing people away from the ballot box, Simpson is dedicated to remaining an independent. “People tell me they are sick and tired of the party system and having to choose between the lesser of two evils. I think having alternate choices like independents on the ballot will hopefully engage more voters in the electoral process.” More independents, Green Party, and Conservative MLAs will break the “stranglehold” the two parties have on the legislature and result in a better democracy, he said.

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Step 1: Grab your special valentine and your digital camera Step 2: Pick your favorite spot in Downtown Williams Lake Step 3: Pucker up and Capture your Kiss! Make sure there is enough background showing so we can identify the Downtown location, upload your picture and contact information to the Downtown Williams Lake facebook page and That’s It!! Photos uploaded by midnight on February 11th will be judged by a panel of local romance experts. Our judges will be looking for location, creativity and of course, romance. The TOP 5 photos, as chosen by the judges, will then be open for public voting from February 11th - 14th at 3:00 pm. The winners will be notified February 14th.

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NEWS Happy Feet Pete safe, sound and headed home Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Happy Feet Pete, the Nimpo Lake cat that went missing in Williams Lake in January, has been found, says owner Tracey Walker. Originally, Walker rescued the three-legged cat from the dump in Nimpo Lake and eventually brought him into Williams Lake to be neutered and checked over by a vet. After the surgery, he escaped from the family’s truck on Jan. 11 and was last seen running up Midnight Drive to the 11th Avenue North Lane. The family put out a plea for help to media and the BC SPCA Williams Lake Facebook

page hoping someone would find him. On Friday Walker contacted the Tribune to say he’d been found. “Happy Feet Pete ended up following the trail back to my friends’ place. They were leaving food outside for him. Jamie and Michelle Doherty went above and beyond the duty of friends, working at earning Pete’s trust,” Walker said. Jamie was able to approach Pete, petting him and even picking him up, but when he attempted to put him in a kennel Pete bolted again. “It is very difficult to hang on to a skittish, frightened cat.” The following evening Michelle came home from work to see

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After missing in Williams Lake since Jan. 11, Happy Feet Pete the cat from Nimpo Lake was found safe and sound in Williams Lake. Pete looking through her kitchen window. She contacted Walker to let her know that he was still hanging around. “My husband Geoff

brought a cat trap to town with him the morning of Friday, Feb. 1 and set it in our friends’ backyard. He checked it before he left town, find-

Stunt riders issued a warning Spring-like temperatures resulted in two teens being caught stunt-riding their bikes off the side of a building Saturday. At 2:37 p.m. the RCMP responded to a report that teens on their bikes were jumping off the Oceans and Fisheries building at 480 Cameron St.   When police arrived they located the teens. The youths were warned of the consequences of such acts and how charges of mischief could be pursued against them as a result of damage to the building consisting of marks on the side of the building from the bike wheels. Feb. 1 Shortly after midnight RCMP responded to a break and enter in progress in the 600 block of Ninth Avenue North. Upon arrival, police observed a “good Samaritan” detain-

ing one of the culprits who was struggling and trying to escape. No one was injured and entry into the home was not gained, although further investigation revealed the detained culprit had successfully committed a break and enter previously at a residence one block away, and that he was not acting alone. Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the Ninth Avenue/Western Avenue area (600 to 700 block), including door knocks where someone asked for a person who does not live at the residence, is asked to call the RCMP at (250) 3926211. Feb. 2 Police responded to a woman’s report at 7:27 a.m. that three men in black hoodies, who had bear spray, were knocking on her and another person’s door on Second Ave. North. Police attended, saw evi-

dence of bear spray being discharged on the snow outside of the residence, however, no suspects were located. Police and BC Ambulance were called to Boston Pizza at 11:06 p.m. because a male was hurt due to being assaulted. When police arrived they met with the victim in the back of the ambulance and learned he was watching a UFC fight at Boston Pizza when he was assaulted.  The victim could not remember how he was assaulted and was transported to hospital to verify if his memory loss was due to intoxication or a concussion. Police later determined the victim was being rude to one of the servers and some of the other patrons which resulted in a heavy set male wearing a dark hoody and long black hair assaulting the victim.  The person who

struck the victim then left the premises and has not been identified. Feb. 3 Police responded to a call at 3:26 a.m. that a red car had hit a power transformer on Midnight Drive, after going through the intersection of Slater Street. The person reporting the incident was not able to obtain a license plate, but said the vehicle headed north on Midnight Drive and did not stop.  Police made patrols in the area but were unable to locate the vehicle. BC Hydro arrived on scene to fix the transformer. At 5:25 p.m. police responded to a residence on First Avenue because a Silverado Chevy pick up was damaged overnight by person(s) unknown. The owner of the vehicle reported that no entry was gained and nothing was taken.

ing it empty. About 5 p.m. on Friday the Walkers got a message that Pete had been trapped, so they made arrangements to

send Pete to the Williams Lake Veterinary Hospital to be boarded for the weekend. “My daughter was so excited that she squealed. She was pretty upset when I told her I wasn’t leaving that very second to drive to Williams Lake to pick Pete up and bring him home, but soon was counting the sleeps until she could see him again.” Walker is thankful to everyone for their help.   “There were so many people that shared on Facebook, put posters up that I had sent to town, articles that were written and great friends that understood. The support was amazing and still brings tears to my eyes. Darcy from All West Freight is going to let

Pete ride up front with him on his way out to Nimpo Lake.” The Walker children’s teacher, Ms. Lane, suggested the students write about the adventures of Happy Feet Pete during journalling time. “I can hardly wait to hear the stories of his three-week long adventure in the city,” Walker said. The family named the cat Happy Feet Pete because his front feet never stopped from the moment they brought him home from the dump. He was always kneading so Walker had to wear her work pants or snow pants because when he sat on her lap if she was wearing jogging pants or jeans his kneading hurt really badly.

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Sandra Wagner models a beautiful diamond ring that was one of many beautiful and useful items donated for auction at the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association fundraising banquet and awards night held at the Sacred Heart Hall Saturday evening.


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Alphonse elected for third term as chief Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Tl’etinqox-t’in (Anaham) Chief Joe Alphonse is in for a third term as chief after an election for chief and council was held on the reserve Feb. 1. “We got 12 councillors and six of those are new,” Alphonse said Monday. The chief and council go into effect immediately and Alphonse said he will meet with the new councillors as soon as possible. “The old councillors know the ropes, it’s just the new guys coming on. We’ll have our first official meeting as a council on Thursday to go over roles and responsibilities.” At that meeting, they will assign councillors to serve on various Aboriginal organizations in Williams Lake such as the Tsilhqot’in National Government, and Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society. They will determine

who the community’s signees will be for the coming year and who will take over various portfolio assignments. Council will also be briefed on its financial and reporting obligations. Alphonse said the deficits that have plagued his community will be solved soon, making it the first time in 20 years the community will be out of a deficit. “When we got elected we inherited those deficits and four years later we can see a light at the end of the tunnel. That’s exciting for our community and everyone involved.” A deficit situation makes it difficult to do any planning or programs, he added. “When I compare us to some of the other Tsilhqot’in communities, I think it’s been difficult for us to plan.” Band challenges he pegged include dealing with Taseko Mines

Ltd. as a company and pursuing the aboriginal rights and title William case that will be heard at the Supreme Court of Canada in November. There are water flow concerns on the Anaham Creek system, as well as planning for a new school, slated for construction in 2013. “As a community we will continue to work on land use plans. And just like any other community, job creation and job opportunity.” The election results are an endorsement from the community, Alphonse suggested. “I think we are on the right path and we are doing what the community wants us to do. Protection of our lands, our territories, raising the profile of our community, and taking care of the finances of the community.” Voter turnout was below 50 per cent, which Alphonse said was disappointing, however, he said a large portion

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Christian Leaders Network works to enhance city life ed broad support for the food banks, thrift stores and Big Brothers Big Sisters, to name a few. They have also forged a relationship with their city hall.” What’s possible in Abbotsford is possible for Williams Lake, Vogt suggested. Aside from wanting to bring Dhillon back for another workshop, CLN hopes to fully fund and support the Salvation Army’s

Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer They started two years ago as a small group of Christian church leaders meeting with Mayor Kerry Cook at a coffee shop. Now known as the Christian Leaders Network (CLN), they are setting out to make Williams Lake a better place to live. Recently 60 people from various churches, social service organizations, businesses, the RCMP, First Nations bands and city representatives, attended a luncheon hosted by the CLN at Signal Point restaurant to begin figuring out how to make a concrete difference. Pastor Jeremy Vogt, CLN lead team member, told the room that the network has evolved into a team. “We tested our wings last year by hosting a domestic violence workshop led by a wonderful lady named Kamal Dhillon. She’s a national speaker and trainer on the issue of domestic violence,” Vogt recalled. The workshop brought together Christians from many different churches into direct contact with social workers, medical care professionals, RCMP and interested citizens, many who needed help in the area of domestic violence. “That event proved


Results of a Cariboo Regional District (CRD) survey on rural fire protection for rural residents were released Friday. They were included with the agenda package for a special board meeting on fire protection set for Monday, Feb. 4. Of the 328 surveys received, 60 per cent said they want the CRD to continue legal action to ensure the original agreement is enforced

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Pastor Jeremy Vogt shares ideas about making Williams Lake a better community during a luncheon hosted by the Christian Leaders Network at Signal Point restaurant in Williams Lake. to us that we could all come out of our silos. We could open our doors of isolation and begin to work together on behalf of our city. “The domestic violence workshop built bridges between churches, but also between others sectors of our city and community. Bridges that have lasted.” Vogt said the RCMP, local First Nations communities, and social services providers have been asking when Dhillon is coming back to Williams Lake. That one event has

been an indication of what can happen when a community like Williams Lake pools its resources, he suggested. A huge fan of the Abbotsford Christian Leadership Network, Vogt described ways that organization has brought churches and businesses together to support the homeless, couch-surfing youth, recovering addicts, and families. “They have rallied churches and businesses to work with other organizations in their city and done amazing things and provid-

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Great Room’s ministry to support women recovering from domestic violence and abuse. Some of the other items on the wish list include supporting “vital” helping organizations such as the Salvation Army, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Circles of Strength, Choice for Life and Youth For Christ. They hope to partner with the RCMP and the city to find creative

for the five-year term as originally promised by the city. Twenty-five per cent of the surveys received said residents want the CRD to pursue developing a volunteer fire department to serve the fringe area, and 15 per cent of the surveys indicated residents want the CRD to develop a new fire agreement with the city. The CRD will share the results of the surveys with rural fringe residents on Feb. 12 at a public meeting, chief

administrative officer Janis Bell said at the special board meeting Monday. During the meeting, the board passed a motion to form a fire protection standing committee that excluded representation from the city. Mayor Kerry Cook was the only board member opposed to the motion. Chair Al Richmond said he was glad people responded to the surveys. “Last time we had dismal response.”

solutions and develop volunteer streams for some of the difficulties surrounding Boitanio Park, and develop and staff a Christian-centred youth safe house for adolescents struggling with addictions, violence in the home, homelessness and other serious issues. Paul Lomavatu said in the first year, the group spent time wrapping its head around how a CLN would

work. “Now we’re asking what we can do? We want to hear from you and prioritize so we can have a precise focus.” Cook said the formation of the CLN is long overdue in Williams Lake. “I’m encouraged to see so many denominations, so many backgrounds, and fields of expertise here. It’s encouraging,” she said.

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The Cariboo District of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is creating its list of registered Equipment for Hire in the Cariboo Service Area for the fiscal year 2013/2014, which begins April 1, 2013. All individuals or companies registered this past year through the District Office in Williams Lake will be receiving invitations to re-register their equipment for the coming fiscal year by mail. Any individuals or companies who were not registered in 2012, but wish to have their equipment listed, are hereby invited to contact the District Office, either in person or by phone, to obtain the appropriate registration forms. Note that while you do not need to have Commercial (Comprehensive) General Liability Insurance, or up-to-date WorkSafeBC coverage to register, you will have to meet these requirements prior to working on any ministry projects. Only owned or lease-to-own equipment is eligible for registration. Equipment can only be registered in one area in any given year. Seniority is not transferable from area to area. The deadline for new registrations is 4:30 p.m. on Friday March 22, 2013. Late registrations will be accepted, but may appear at the bottom of the open list. Note there is no charge for registering new equipment or for changing or removing equipment information already listed.

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Rudy deserving of recognition

ur cats are being especially weird. Is it the weather? They want in and out, together and separately, a dozen times a day. They start in at 7 a.m. If I’m late they complain loudly with tails swinging. They exit by the back door and come in the front and when the weather is cold they make the trip so fast I don’t know how they’ve had time for anything in between. When it’s snowing they come in French Connection wet and Diana French head for my bed to dry out. The older cat has always been skittish and hesitates before going through the door either way. That is annoying. The younger cat has never grown up and has fits of activity, running, rolling, walking over keyboards. One day recently he got into an upper cupboard and found the catnip. He opened the bag, spilled catnip all over the floor and was rolling in it when I found him. He was nuts all day and I’m sure he had a hangover.   Both cats are good hunters. Unfortunately they like birds. One day last week one of my Mountain Ash trees was attacked by a cloud of birds (waxwings?) There must have been a hundred of them. They’d swoop in, en masse, sending snow flying off the branches. After a good pig out on berries they’d fly away (to  work it off?) then  swarm back a few minutes later. After a while eight crows came along and chased them away. They played this game several times, taking turns in the tree. There didn’t seem to be any hard feelings. By the time they all left, the branches were bare of berries and snow, and there were dead leaves scattered all over the yard. It was quite a show. I wouldn’t let the cats out. They were not happy about that. They sat on the windowsill watching, salivating, and twitching their tails. Diana French is a freelance columnist for the Tribune. She is a former Tribune editor, retired teacher, historian, and book author.  

he Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award commemorates the sixtieth anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne as the Queen of Canada, and is given to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their community. Recently, the award was bestowed on someone truly deserving of recognition, who many people in our community will k n o w — Rudy Johnson. MLA Rudy Musings Johnson Donna Barnett is a true Cariboo pioneer. Our region is what it is today because of people like him. Rudy’s family came to Canada from Sweden back in 1931, and he had trouble in school because he only spoke Swedish. The school asked him to come back when he had learned English, but Rudy never returned and so only received a primary education. That didn’t stop him from becoming a successful entrepreneur and businessman though. After tying the knot with Helen in 1943, Rudy and his wife came to Williams Lake. Rudy worked in logging for a while and then started a series of businesses; first, a dairy farm, later, a sawmill, then a small airline, a motel business, and several bowling alleys - he even became the owner of a hot spring at Eucott Bay, west of Bella Coola. They moved to Soda Creek in 1962, when Rudy bought Buckskin Ranch. Raising six children there, the ranch kept the whole family working together for more than 30 years. Always ready to take on another big project, Rudy decided that a bridge was needed across the Fraser River. Without the help of any government funding, he found and bought an abandoned steel bridge in Alaska and had it brought to Williams Lake in pieces. With the help of an engineer and at a cost of $200,000, the bridge was erected within six months. That is just the type of person that Rudy is. Rudy, I’m very proud to be able to call you a friend; congratulations on this well-deserved award. Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.



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Our ancient coin If you didn’t know, the Canadian penny was taken out of circulation on Monday. Stores and banks will still accept them, but the latter will no longer issue them. The federal government decided a year ago to phase out the 105-year-old penny, mainly because it took 1.6 cents to make every one-cent coin. The Royal Canadian Mint stopped stamping pennies in May. While sentiment has no value in the equation, it shouldn’t be discounted altogether. A penny could once buy a stamp, back in the old days. Children used to collect pennies, save them in piggy banks, use them to buy candy, or play games – tabletop hockey or football. They spun them, flipped them, examined the printing dates in search of the oldest one. Parents saved them with other coins in old pickle jars, rolling, then taking them all to the bank for bills to be used as discretionary spending on summer vaca-

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tions. Pennies were the object of fundraising drives, and wishing wells. They were thought to bring luck. But no such notion will save the penny now. Over the years, far too many were left in the trays of cars and trucks, or in kitchen containers. A 2007 survey showed that only 37 per cent of Canadians used the copper-plated steel coins. The mint will save $11 million a year by not making them. One cent will remain the smallest unit for pricing goods and services, but bills will be rounded to the nearest nickel for those paying cash. The federal government expects six billion pennies to be turned in over the next six years, as they are phased out, melted and the metal recycled. As Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said, the penny is a currency without any currency. Discontinuing it just makes sense. - Maple Ridge News

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Look south to attract business to B.C. Editor: British Columbia should be looking south to attract business and industry to this province. Many disgruntled California business people and industrialists are looking for other more tax accommodating environments to relocate to. This following California’s and the US government’s recent tax hike to hit millionaires’ incomes. For California, some say, direct taxes as high as 55 per cent of income. Certainly many of those that are leaving California

are looking to other nearby states, however others are looking even further than that, including other countries. With declining populations and closing of schools in this province, we should be aggressively promoting British Columbia as a choice for those that are fed up with California’s tax structure. The only way that those Californians can avoid paying California’s retroactive taxes is to absolutely pull up stakes and leave. A newly elected Democrat government of California with falling state income has elicited to raise

Agreeing to disagree on New Prosperity Editor: In early December, a large delegation made a presentation to council. City council “agreed to disagree’” with them. But surely council must realize how destructive this project would be. The truth is that this mine cannot be built in the heart of the Fish Creek watershed without causing extreme damage to the surrounding ecosystem, primarily to the lakes, waterways, and the fish that inhabit them. Little Fish Lake would not survive, and the three salmon-bearing rivers; the Taseko, Chilko, and Chilcotin would all be polluted by toxic wastes and runoff from this massive project. It would seriously endanger the strongest, highest quality salmon run in this province. Grizzly bear habitat would be destroyed. The proposed Hydro transmission line would have a definite impact. A 400-foot high “containment dam” for waste rock and earth is an issue. Ore concentrate would be shipped 120 miles to McAllister, and yet the road to Fish Lake is impassable. Road construction is another huge footprint. All these factors contribute to a cumulative effect that is far too great to be acceptable. The second proposal is highly flawed, no better than the first

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one, which was rejected with a “scathing condemnation.” The panel also rejected the Environment Impact Statement submitted by Taseko mines, due to the harm to the four Valued Ecosystem Components-Atmospheric, Aquatic, Acoustic, and Terrestrial. I would have to give Taseko Mines a low mark in each category. The silence of this beautiful wilderness area would be gone, as heavy machinery starts moving earth and belching diesel into the air. All runoff from earth disturbance would flow into the rivers. This area would soon become an industrial wasteland. So how could city council (and the DBA) support this project? Because the economic benefits for the community mean more to them. It is only marginally profitable,  very destructive to the environment, and faces strong opposition. Why would Taseko pursue this project? Perhaps gold prices will reach $3,000 per ounce. They are probably counting on the Harper government, which puts resource extraction before environment and First Nations concerns. We do not agree, and remain opposed. Michael Atwood Williams Lake

taxation on the rich in an effort to continue to provide demanded levels of services. Discontinuing services, long lines to get a driver’s license, reduced education privileges are only some of the reasons, similar to the Greeks, that Californians are revolting, causing the government, in an attempt, to pacify these demanding populations, is to increase taxation on millionaire income earners. Rich or not with 55 per cent taxation, say you earn $100 but only take home $45, where is the incentive? Government’s weak stand against aggressive demands A mountain of roses and a huge thank you to the Miocene Fire Department and Community Club for all the generous Christmas gifts that were presented to us in December. Our appreciation and gratitude to this community group will remain with us forever. Colton, Kia and baby Cade Manuel Rose Lake Hello. I would like to send a bouquet of roses to Jeannie at Fabricland. She went above and beyond helping me with my husband’s jacket. People like you are a great reason to support local businesses! Thanks again Jeannie, you rock! Charlene Ratzinger I would like to bundle a group of bright fresh roses for each person on the School District 27 board who put in extensive hours and energy listening and working to build a revised school system for our area. They have a tough job balancing all of our input with fiscal reality and we look forward to a sage, informed and innovative outcome. Gail Wallin After attending a number of school district meetings, a huge bouquet of roses to Mark Thiessen who demonstrated amazing meeting management, empathy and wise comments throughout.  Mark’s depth of knowledge along with a sprinkle of humour kept meetings focused and infor-

for increased government provided services is the road to this catastrophe. The simple theory of taxing the rich, generally speaking, appears to reduce employment and send even more jobs off shore. Quote, “After Proposition 30 passed on Nov. 6, 2012, the State of California experienced a decline in the total state revenue for the month of November. California State Controller John Chiang reported that the total revenue for the month of November declined by $806.8 million, which is 10.8 per cent below budget.

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mative. Mark, you earned your bouquet. Gail Wallin Just a note of thanks to the two ladies and young gent who came to assist me after my fall on the sidewalk by the Seniors’ Centre. Their offer of transportation to the hospital for a check up was much appreciated. Too often you hear of people who just ignore others in trouble. I was lucky, nothing broken, but next trip to town I will be sure to bring my crampons and ice axe so I can navigate the Williams Lake sidewalks.

The State of California experienced a decline in its revenue as several of the high-income earners have relocated to other states, and have also relocated their businesses out of state. This led to a decline in corporate and income tax revenues by more than $1 billion.” Close Quote Regardless, B.C. should have a team in California offering relocation to B.C. as a possible alternative for disgruntled California business and industry.       Doug Wilson      Williams Lake                                    The care she received was amazing. Every staff member went above and beyond. We will be forever grateful. Thank you. Marsha Macfarlane’s family: Jim, Tammie, Shannon, Christine and all our families

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Stamps advance to playoff semis Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer The Williams Lake Stampeders are headed to the Central Interior Hockey League playoff semifinals. The Stampeders narrowly hung on to a 4-2 win in game two of the best of three series against the Lac La Hache Tomahawks Saturday in Williams Lake, scoring an empty netter in the dying seconds to put the series on ice. The two teams sat deadlocked in a 1-1 tie following first-period goals from Williams Lake’s Bill McGinnis and Lac La Hache’s Wade Balbirnie, before Williams Lake ran away with it in the third. Stuart Sasges put the Stamps up one just 1:07 into the third, before Jassi Sagnha, on a setup from Francis Johnson, notched the game winner on Tomahawks’ netminder Willie Sellars. Lac La Hache’s Robin Gilbert, with just under two minutes remaining, gave Williams Lake a scare, beating Stamps’ goaltender Justin Foote low, blocker side. McGinnis, just over a minute

later, sent the puck into the Tomahawk’s empty net for his second of the game to close out the scoring. McGinnis added an assist on Sasge’s goal earlier to finish the game with three points. “It was a typical rivalry,” said Stampeders general manager Kelly Kohlen, adding his team’s third-period play was the difference. “The thing with Lac La Hache all year is they’re good for two periods and by the third period they seem to run out of gas. We just played a stronger third period.” Sellars, again, kept his team in the contest following a strong game-one performance, turning aside 39 of 42 shots Saturday. Foote, who didn’t see nearly as much action, stopped 25 of 27. The Stampeders will meet another Cariboo rival next — the Quesnel Kangaroos — who defeated the Omineca Ice 7-1 and 10-5 to advance in their respective series. Kohlen said it’s going to be a tough, physical series. “They’re a physical team,”

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Williams Lake Stampeders netminder Justin Foote gets in position to make a stop on Lac La Hache Tomahawk’s forward Wilfred Robbins Saturday night in game two of their best-ofthree first-round series at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Williams Lake swept the series, 2-0, after Saturday’s 4-2 win. he said. “They like to throw the body quite a bit. The thing is we have to capitalize on the power play a little better and improve on our power play.” Williams Lake, who holds home ice advantage in the series

after finishing third in the CIHL’s regular season, will travel to Quesnel this Saturday, Feb. 9 for game one. Game two will go Saturday, Feb. 16 in Williams Lake at 7:30 p.m., followed by game three, if necessary, on Sunday.

Potential strike concerns complex user group Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer A looming city union worker strike is causing unrest with Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex user groups. Particularly, the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association is concerned that if the city’s International Union of Operating Engineers do strike and that an agreement can’t be reached in a timely fashion, its hockey season will be lost. On Friday the city, via its CMRC Facebook page, posted a release explaining what will happen should the city’s union workers strike, who voted 95 per cent in favour of job action during a recent vote. “The union which represents the workers at the CMRC will be in a lawful position to strike when the labour relations board has set essential service levels and the union has provided the city 72 hours strike notice,” the post says. “Should there be job action by city employees the CMRC will be completely closed until it is resolved, and possibly for some time after while we get things going

again.” A closure, if it occurs, would affect all programs and services offered by the CMRC including the arenas, the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool, the Gibraltar Room, recreation programs, swimming lessons, after-school programs, public swimming, public skating and more. Mike Rispin, president of the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association, in a letter addressed to Williams Lake Mayor Kerry Cook, said the WLMHA provides hockey for more than 450 kids in Williams Lake and the surrounding area and added it would be a travesty for the kids if they have to cancel part or all of the remaining season. “It has come to our attention that if the city workers provide 72 hours notice of a strike that it would be the intent of the city to start the process of removing the ice immediately due to a lack of ability to keep the plant running in the event of a strike,” the letter states. “I think it’s very important to let you know of the impacts this will have both on the city, the WLMHA, and the kids of this city and


district.” He said the bantam tier 2 playoffs, the bantam female playoffs, the bantam tier 2 tournament, the atom development tournament and the last month and a half of its house season will likely be lost, along with any revenue associated with those events, without any ice. John Dube, service representative for the IUOE, said over the weekend, however, the union did approach the city asking to allow its ice operators at the CMRC to continue to manage the ice so it doesn’t need to be removed. “We feel it’s just not fair for the user groups so we’re trying to minimize the disruption,” Dube said, adding the city agreed to allow the union’s ticketed ice operators to enter the CMRC to operate the refrigeration plant in the building during a strike. “Although the [CMRC] and its operators will not be deemed essential it will mean at least we’ll keep the ice in the arena and if we do go on strike — which we hope we won’t — at least the ice won’t come out.” Rispin, in response, said it’s

good news; however, still hopes a creative solution can be reached so the WLMHA’s players won’t be affected at all by the potential closure. “Our kids work so hard to get those home-ice advantages for playoffs,” Rispin said. “Both our boys and girls [bantam rep] teams. We had to send an e-mail to Prince George [Monday] morning to ask if they’d be willing to host our homeice advantage, and that just hurts. “At the end of the day I want our kids to be able to play in their own house. I want our rep kids to be able to play in their own house, and I want our house players to be able to finish their season on a positive note. All of a sudden shutting it down to just end it hurts morale, and hurts people.” Dube said bargaining meetings with the city are in place to resume in the near future. “We’re trying our best to resolve this,” Dube said, adding it’s still unclear when, if it happens, a strike notice would be served. “Striking will be our very, very last option.” The city could not be reached for comment before press time.

The Williams Lake Stampeders, after advancing to the second round of the Central Interior Hockey League playoffs following a twogame sweep of the Lac La Hache Tomahawks, return home to face their secondround playoff opponent, the Quesnel Kangaroos. Game one of the series goes this Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Twin Ice Arenas in Quesnel. Game two starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Game three, if necessary, goes Sunday in Williams Lake at 1:30 p.m.

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. The tournament is the only home tournament the atom development players host throughout their season.

Friday, Feb. 15 to Sunday, Feb. 17

Third Annual Co-Ed Valentine’s Futsal Tournament 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. or can be picked up at Caribou Ski Source For Sports. The registration deadline to play is Feb. 1.

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Bantam reps set to host playoffs Strike silver at Prince George tournament For the fourth time this season, the Williams Lake Bantam Tier 2 Timberwolves marched away from a tournament with a silver medal. The T-wolves were in Prince George competing in a 10-team tournament from Jan. 25-27. Williams Lake ploughed its way through the round robin undefeated, won the semifinal, but lost in the final game by one goal. The team said it played very well but, due to being four play-

ers out with injury, weren’t able to claw back from an early 2-0 deficit against Smithers in the final. In round robin play Williams Lake defeated Smithers 5-4, Kamloops 6-3 and Quesnel 5-2. In the semifinal Williams Lake gutted out a 3-1 win over Dawson Creek, despite competing short players. The final saw Smithers jump out to a quick 2-0 lead. Williams Lake charged back to tie the game at 2-2 in the second, only to go down 3-2 while short-

handed. Williams Lake answered back to tie it at 3-3 before giving up a late goal, giving Smithers the 4-3 win. The team said it continues to be upbeat and focused on its goal of winning a provincial championship, despite having no luck whatsoever in tournament final games so far this season. So far the T-wolves have amassed 31 wins and seven losses this season, outscoring their opponents 159-67 in the process. The Williams Lake Bantam Tier 2 T-

wolves will be in Williams Lake this weekend hosting Quesnel for a pair of league games, followed by their home tournament Feb. 15-17 in Williams Lake. Playoffs go the following weekend. If Williams Lake qualifies provincials will be held in Kelowna during the first week of Spring Break, March 10-16. The team has also been invited to play in the Kamloops International Bantam Invitational Tournament during the second week of Spring Break.

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Experience as a Family ■ Try something new this Family Day. It might be as simple as agreeing that everyone observe a no-technology or TV day. If you find your gatherings often involve all the adults sitting around visiting while the youngsters play among themselves and the teens segregate away from both you and the little ones, you’re probably not alone. A family gathering can be a wonderful opportunity for family to hear the latest on jobs, trips, hobbies and health, but if you find your gatherings following the same tedious patterns where one or two family members dominate with the same old stories, this is the year to change it up. Consider adding new experiences to the plans, and making a new and fun tradition out of them. Here are some ideas to get started: Get out and enjoy our beautiful outdoors – no matter what your weather. If you live in a snowy region of B.C., organize a hayride, snowshoe trek, sledding time or ice skating at a community rink. If you don’t have snow in your area, you can travel to find it or consider planning a bike ride, a hike or even hitting a mini-golf course or a driving range. The idea is to bring everyone together in a family activity you’ve never done before. Plan a meal away from the house

– Instead of cooking for the gathering, plan a formal brunch or dinner at a new restaurant. Not only do you experience a new menu together but everyone in your group can sit together and enjoy the meal. B.C. has a widely diverse cultural make up and ethnic restaurants are part of that. Make your Family Day gathering a retreat for all – consider getting your family out of the house and turn your gathering into a festive retreat. Many venues have activities for all ages to enjoy, from winter outdoor fun to refreshing spa services. Think of how much fun it would be for your whole family group to take a yoga class together. Host a family talent show – Everyone has a special talent in your family, so encourage them to bring their talent to your gathering. If you’re really ambitious set up an area to be used as a stage and arrange chairs for audience members. Many living rooms have dimmer switches so play with lighting and lamps so the performance area is in the spotlight. You might want to rent a popcorn machine or ask family members to bring along some treats and snacks. By bringing new activities to your family gathering this year, you’ll be creating many new memories to share in the future, as well as making the event much more enjoyable.

Play together ■ There is nothing like the fun and innocence of childhood. Whether it’s a game of kick-the-can with the neighbourhood children or building a tree fort in the backyard, some of our best memories are playful. Board games are a great indoor activity, and Family Day is a great time to dig out some of your old favourites like Monopoly and Clue, and maybe try out a few new ones that are geared towards family fun. Your local toy store will have a wide range of options, along with other family-friendly entertainment such as puzzles and books. Set up a card table, get your favourite puzzle out and spend hours putting together the pieces. Finishing a complicated puzzle will also give your kids a sense of accomplishment. If you’re looking for something a bit more high-tech, your game console or computer is a good place to start. Video games

have come a long way from the classic Super Mario and Donkey Kong, and you may discover that your kids have a much larger technical knowledge than you do. They might beat you at Wii Sports but it will make for a great story! Getting outside for a game of tag or basketball will check off two things on your list: play and exercise. Taking a trip to a local playground or field will give you hours of entertainment for a low cost. Pack a picnic as well for an entire day of fun. Practicing your batting or pitching will also get you ready for the upcoming sports seasons, or maybe compete to see who can run the fastest to the swings. This year, Family Day is a time to make memories, spend time together and maybe learn a thing or two. Whatever the weather is like outside, you have plenty of options for having fun at all ages.


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Big Brothers and Big Sisters – 100 years of sharing and caring Big Brothers and Sisters of Canada is celebrating its 100th birthday this year and 30 years of supporting children and youth in Williams Lake. Williams Lake executive director Lorraine Levitt has been with the Williams Lake group for 25 of those 30 years. She has seen enormous changes over time and celebrates the achievements of the organization in making a positive difference in the lives of children in our region.

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TRU North International Days Thompson Rivers University in Williams Lake, is hosting International Days Monday, Feb. 4 to Friday, Feb. 8. Presentations of world culture and international perspectives will be taking place on campus and international speakers will be streamed in presentations live from Kamloops. Different International cuisines will be featured daily for lunch by RH2 Foods. This is an open event and TRU graciously invites the public to attend.

Lorraine Levitt Special to The Tribune Looking to get your kids active and involved in the community? This program may be for you! Big Brothers and Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) and Big Brothers and Sisters of Williams Lake are sharing a milestone birthday. BBBSC is turning 100 and the Williams Lake agency is celebrating its 30th year supporting children and youth in our community. We’ve come from six files in a two-drawer filing cabinet under my stairs, to serving approximately 100 children each year in oneon-one relationships. The research has just been released on the largest mentoring study ever in Canada. This fiveyear study was conducted by BBBSC in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The key findings are impressive: • Girls with a Big Sister are twoand-a-half times more likely than girls without a mentor to be confident in their ability to be successful at school. • Boys with a Big Brother are three times less likely than boys without a mentor to suffer peer pressure related anxiety, such as worrying about what other children think or say about them. • Mentored boys are two times more likely to believe that school is fun and that doing well academically is important. • Mentored boys are also two times less likely than non-mentored boys to develop negative conducts such as bullying, fighting, lying, cheating, losing their temper or expressing anger. Big Brothers and Big Sisters is a ‘prevention’ program, as opposed to intervention. The children are mainstream kids living in a single parent environment. Research has shown that children in single-parent homes are at a far higher risk of not performing


Wednesday, Feb. 6

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Little brothers and sisters take a break with their chaperones while tubing recently at the 108 Hills. Participants enjoy group outings once a month for various activities.

The effects of the most recent mountain pine beetle epidemic are all too familiar to residents of B.C. and Williams Lake. 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 currently enrolled in the natural resources and environmental studies graduate program at the University of Northern British Columbia. Klopp worked as a teacher/ naturalist at Scout Island Nature Centre in the summers of 2008 and 2009.

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as well in a number of areas, compared to children in a two-parent environment. This is where a Big Brother or Big Sister can make the difference. These volunteers don’t try to fill the role of the absent parent, but do provide support through building a relationship based on fun. We’d like to encourage moms to enroll their daughters. Girls living with their mom are just as eligible as boys living with their mom. It’s about extra adult support, and not based on the absent gender. Another benefit of enrolling

Caseworker Lacey Kvist (left), Executive Director Lorraine Levitt and caseworker Basha Rahn make up the Big Brothers and Big Sisters team in Williams Lake. your child into Big Brothers and Big Sisters is the ability to apply for Jumpstart funding. Jumpstart is the Canadian Tire Foundation to support children’s participation in sport or recreation. Many children in our program have been fortunate to take advantage of Jumpstart funding to participate in dance, outdoor camps, swimming lessons, gymnastics, and much more. The agency also provides monthly activities for all the children and volunteers. These activities are extremely beneficial

for the caseworkers to be able to observe the children in a natural environment with their peers. It allows them to get a good feel of the personality of the child in order to match them with an appropriate volunteer, someone they will be compatible with. It’s also just great fun for everyone. To learn more about how you can enrol your child, or about volunteering with Big Brothers and Sisters please call: Lacey Kvist at 250-398-8391, email or check out www.

The Williams Lake Library Armchair Travel presentations continue Thursday, Feb. 7 with a presentation on Hiking the Chilkoot Pass with Heidi Butters. The Chilkoot Trail is a 33-mile (53 kilometre) trail through the Coast Mountains that leads from Dyea, Alaska in the United States, to Bennett, British Columbia in Canada. Doors to the activity room open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation starts at 7 p.m. Armchair Travel presentations are free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required at the library front desk or by calling 250-392-3630.

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Valentine sleigh rides coming up The Cariboo Driving and Draft Horse Club is again hosting its annual Valentine’s Ride on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be at the end of Anderson Road, five kilometres up Dog Creek Road on the left. Rides are by donation, and as usual there will be a concession provided by the club. “We hope this year to have four teams, and two single horses, pulling sleighs through the beautiful snowy scenery,” says Eileen Alberta. “Come, bring your sweetheart, or your family, and enjoy the day with us!” For more information, call 250-392-7537. And rememberthere’s often good snow there even if there is not in town!

Mountview Elementary School Indoor Garage Sale, Sat. Feb 23 from 9-3 at 1112 Dog Creek Road. Clean out your storage, put cash in your pocket. Contact Dawn at 250-398-8738 to rent a table or donate.

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Dashing through the winter snow in a horse-drawn sleigh is an annual Valentine’s treat provided for the community by the Cariboo Driving and Draft Horse Association.

Mythbusters Night breaks the spell of winter at TRU A Mythbusters Night for the whole community is coming up at Thompson Rivers University campus in Williams Lake Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. The 13th of 2013 will feature a night of superstitions and busting myths in a fun way for the public to get to know the university. “Make like Adam Savage and Jaime Hyneman and bust the myths that pose to be true at TRU while exploring the university and what it has to offer,” say organizers. Costumed charac- A13

ters will be helping visitors to explore myths such as “broken mirror, seven years bad luck” — “knock on wood” — “bad luck comes in threes” — “black cat crossing your path” — and “unlucky 13.” “Faculty and staff at TRU are creating myths that with be busted, proven or plausible by participants,” says Jacquie Johnston, TRU marketing and recruitment co-ordinator. “The event falls on the 13th in 2013 so superstitions come into play! Actors will be

representing various superstitions a persuading participants to attempt certain Myths. “The event is open to the public and will be lots of fun. People will be able to tour the University and ask any questions regarding programs and services we offer at TRU.” The evening will also be full of giveaways and a pair of Beats by Dre will be up for grabs. For more information contact Jacquie at 250-392-8048 or



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“They call the Cariboo home” Everyone has a story. What is yours? The Tribune is accepting submissions and suggestions for a series in our paper called “They Call the Cariboo Home.” One article (with photos) on one person or family will appear in our paper once a week for a year. Perhaps you are a long-time resident who has had led an interesting life in the lakecity and would like to share your story with the community, or maybe something out of the ordinary drew you to Williams Lake. If you think you or someone you know would make a good candidate for a profile/feature article in They Call the Cariboo Home, we would love to hear from you. Stories may be written by you or one of our reporters. Submissions and suggestions can be dropped off in person or sent to: e-mail: fax: 250-392-7253 mail: 188 North 1st Ave. Williams Lake, B.C. V2G 1Y8


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Rural women gather for winter spa break Linda Lou Howarth Special to The Tribune Feeling the winter blahs approaching, Shelly Howarth Loring, Myrriah Miranda and myself planned an afternoon with just the ladies, where we all brought an appetizer of our choice and we could enjoy pampering our feet and hands while visiting the afternoon away. After a few phone calls, by Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., Myrriah’s home was filled with 10 ladies. Each had a turn to soak their feet in one of two foot baths with epsom salts, then used a scrub on their feet to get rid of the dead skin. As they soaked their feet Vikki Elzinga shared her satin hands set with us. As each one was ready we then dipped their feet in the warm paraffin wax pot, wrapped a plastic bag around each foot, wrapped them in towels and the ladies then dipped their freshly pampered hands in wax, wrapped them in a warm towel and were a bit handi-capped for about 15 minutes! It’s a good thing the ladies arrived in stages, gave us more room to maneuver around foot bathes and paraffin wax pots, step over towels and socks on the floor. We enjoyed coffee, tea, tiny cupcakes, devilled eggs, cake, meatballs on a toothpick, chocolatewrapped

Mountview Elementary School Indoor Garage Sale, Sat. Feb 23 from 9-3 at 1112 Dog Creek Road. Clean out your storage, put cash in your pocket. Contact Dawn at 250-398-8738 to rent a table or donate.

All the Spa-Tea Party girls lined up for a group shot in the dining room of Myrriah Miranda’s home on Jan. 26. Gerry Sheldrake (back left), Faye Buchanan, Linda-Lou Howarth, Myrriah Miranda, Maggie Langley, Shelly Howarth Loring; Rona Macdonald (left front), Juanita Gregg, Vikki Elzinga and Joan P. Gentles all thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing afternoon. cream cheese, cookies, chicken and scalloped potatoes with ham plus chips and dip. Actually it’s a little hard eating and sipping tea without messing up your fingernails. There was a lot of fingers stuck in the air while waiting for the polish to dry. Our Spa-Tea guests were kind of like a song, Juanita Gregg from Redstone; Shelly Howarth Loring and Gerry Sheldrake from Riske Creek, Rona Macdonald from Miocene, Vikki Elzinga from Williams Lake, Maggie Langley, Joan P. Gentles and Faye Buchanan are actually neighbours of our house hostess; Myrriah Miranda, just 10 minutes out of Williams Lake. And I came from Meldrum Creek! A wonderful variety of guests, most of

whom already knew each other! It was a very interesting afternoon for all of us. We shared a lot of stories and memories and most important laughter! We all left feeling full happy and content, our feet and hands were soft smooth and colourful! Since Shelly had the

most knowledge of nail painting she volunteered to paint our feet and nails. Most perched up on a stool and placed their feet on the milk carton while Shelly applied colorful nail polish on our toes. After painting nine pairs of feet and hands, she sat down and we all

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New website promotes investment A new regional investment attraction website, Invest Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast BC, has been launched to promote the exciting investment opportunities in British Columbia’s central interior and coast. Invest CaribooChilcotin Coast BC is an interactive website that showcases where the best investment opportunities and major projects are located in this stunning region of Canada’s western-most province. Northern Development Initiative Trust has partnered with communities throughout the central interior and coast to develop an online portal designed to attract new investment to one of the province’s most historic and welltravelled regions. The portal, uniquely branded around the region’s ties to the forestry sector, is the first of its kind to promote investment opportunities in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast. The site features an interactive map that identifies key major projects and investment opportunities throughout the region, including specific details about each project. In addition, the website includes comprehensive profiles of regional communities and relevant information to showcase the Cariboo‐ Chilcotin Coast as a preferred place to invest. Municipal economic development offices throughout the region played a critical role in the development of Invest Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast BC, developing content for community profiles and working with business and industry partners to develop profiles of key investments.

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“Oops!” says Linda-Lou Howarth as she makes a waxy mess while attempting a soothing spa treatment for her hands.

grabbed a colour to paint one toe nail each and one fingernail, Shelly had a colourful pair of hands and feet but she was game! We figure our lil beat the winter blahs Spa-Tea Party was a good idea as everyone enjoyed themselves and left with promises to stay in touch!


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community Three lakecity area many choices at game banquet residents receive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals Several Williams Lake and area residents have been presented with Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals in recent weeks. Rudy Johnson, a former Williams Lake rancher and an all around Cariboo entrepreneur received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in Kamloops on Jan. 30. Johnson built the famous Rudy Johnson bridge in the 1960s

which is still in use today at Soda Creek. Cariboo rancher, photographer, writer and columnist Liz Twan received her Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in Vancouver last month. Twan’s articles can be found in the Tribune and in magazines such as Canadian Cowboy Country, Beef in BC, and Country Life. Sue Digney, a Girl Guides of Canada leader in Williams

Lake, was one of 30 members of Girl Guides of Canada to receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal in late 2012. Many other Williams Lake and area residents have received Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals this year and during last year to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 60th anniversary as head of state for Canada.

Rivershed Society of BC Fraser River summer trip applications now open The Rivershed Society of B.C. is looking for environmental leaders between the ages of 19 and 35 who are up for the trip— and the challenge—of a lifetime. They are now accepting applications for the 2013 Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP): a three-week field course spanning the length of the Fraser River. From August 1 to 25, participants journey 1,400 kilometres by canoe, raft, van and on foot from the Fraser’s headwaters near Valemount, to where it meets the shores of Vancouver. The program, now in its 10th year, has developed an incredible curriculum. In the river’s upper reaches, participants hike through a 2,000-year-old ancient cedar grove and paddle through the Robson Valley. In the Fraser canyon, they ride white-

water rapids and observe traditional First Nations fisheries. In the lower stretches, they visit a working organic farm and paddle past log booms and big-box stores while learning about the impacts of urban and industrial development on salmon habitat. The program’s founder, Fin Donnelly, swam the length of the Fraser River twice to raise awareness about threats to river ecosystems, and what can be done to protect them. “There is no better way to learn about sustainability than to travel along the river, seeing first hand how the issues affect Fraser River communities,” says Donnelly, who also serves as the member of parliament for New WestminsterCoquitlam and Port Moody. “Both experience and knowledge are powerful factors. The program combines

experiential learning with knowledge to motivate, inspire and give these young leaders the tools they need to make change.” The Rivershed Society covers 90 per cent of the program’s cost. As a result of its investment in the SLLP, the society has been able to build a diverse network of young, motivated leaders across the province. Many SLLP alumni have gone on to launch innovative projects and initiatives in their own communities. People with an interest in sustainability or community development are encouraged to apply. Participants must be 19 years of age or older and physically fit. Community volunteer experience is an asset. The application deadline is May 31. For information or to apply visit:  www.

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Ken Dubielew of True Food Services serves up a slice of beef, one of the many meat choices on the Sportsmen’s Association’s annual game banquet buffet Saturday evening at the Sacred Heart Church Hall. Roasted deer, elk, bear lasagna, sweet and sour cougar, and bison meatballs were some of the more exotic offerings.

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking Company Drivers/ Owner Operators Northern Deck (division of Gardewine Group Inc.) is expanding and looking for you to join our team. You must have experience handling & transporting LTL flat deck freight. We have available both regional (Alberta/BC) and long-haul (Canada only) runs. We offer a competitive pay package in a sound business environment, with more home time. Please contact: Driver Services Fax #: (204)-631-3737 Phone: 1-800-665-7340 Ext. 3705

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MOUNT MILLIGAN THOMPSON CREEK METALS COMPANY Located 150km northwest of Prince George BC, Mount Milligan will be British Columbia’s first major metal mine of this century. Construction began in mid-2010 with commercial production projected for the latter part of 2013. Mount Milligan is owned by Thompson Creek Metals and is currently recruiting for the following positions: t Chief Mine Engineer & Mine Engineer t Senior Surveyor t Chief Geologist t Construction Superintendent t Civil Supervisor t HD Mechanics t Health & Safety Advisor t Electricians & E&I Mechanics t Mine Maintenance Superintendent t Flotation & Control Room Operators / Supervisors t Millwrights t Many, many more. For complete job descriptions please visit: Apply by email to: Or by Fax: 888-881-3527



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Marsha Louise Macfarlane

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Marsha Louise Macfarlane, on January 28, 2013, at the age of 67. Marsha fought a courageous battle with cancer for 6 years. Marsha was an avid sewer and gardener and she loved to go to craft sales to sell her denim treasures. She was known as the “Bag Lady” to some and the “Egg Lady” to others, but as “Mom” to her three loving daughters, Tammie Wilson (Collin), Shannon Macfarlane (Michael) and Christine Walsh (Andy) and son Lawrence Bater (Ruby). Wife to James Macfarlane and Grandma to Doug (Leah), Amber, Deanna, Alana, Emma, Preston and Sara. She also leaves a sister Diana Brown (Murray), nieces and great nephews. Don’t forget Radar, Mom’s little dash-hound who also mourns her passing. When she wasn’t sewing, Marsha, Jim and Radar loved to spend time on their boat down on the Sunshine Coast. No service will be held as per Marsha’s request. We miss you so much and love you forever. LaPrairie’s Funeral Service entrusted with arrangements. 250-398-9100

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Health Director 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 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.

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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, alfalfa/timothy, 5X5 Net, 1350#avg, $35-$75ton, trucking arranged, details, 250-563-0829 Hay for sale, 600pound round bails,$25 a piece and mixture of the hay, timothy,brom, alfalfa, fescue grass, (250)992-7332

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Pets Puppies: Husky Wolf-Border Collie/German Shepard-New Foundland mix. 6 females $150. (250)620-0577

Poultry Rhode Island Red’s (Pullets), ready end of June 2013. $12/each (250)296-4375

For Sale By Owner

Merchandise for Sale

$200 & Under 3/4 Box spring & mattress, wood bookcase headboard & frame. $175. takes. (250)3052462

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


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.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Central Cariboo Hospice Palliative Care Society

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Part-time Position Job Summary: With the support and direction from the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the day to day management and administration of hospice and bereavement services and to ensure the goals and policies of the Society are met. Qualifications: The successful applicant will have the background to manage a busy volunteer program, maintain careful control of finances, fund raise creatively and enthusiastically, and further develop the current strong community support for hospice, all in close cooperation with a managing board. Deadline for application: 1:00 pm Friday, February 8, 2013 Interview Date: February 13, 2013 Cover letter and resume may be submitted in person or by mail, fax or email to: Central Cariboo Hospice Palliative Care Society 517 - 6th Avenue North Williams Lake, BC V2G 2G8 Phone: 250-392-5430 • Fax: 250-392-5432 Email: We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 3 Bdrm Mobile in good condition, with addition and shed. To inquire call (778)412-7580, price negotiable.

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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 Eoth CHN and HCN services Ior the First Nations· communities of Soda Creek, Canoe Creek and Williams Lake. Within the CHN role, the nurse will provide health promotion and prevention programs for individuals, families and the communities. They will also deliver the communicable disease program. Within the HCN role, the nurse will provide assessments in order to develop and deliver comprehensive care plans for community members of all ages with acute, chronic and rehabilitative care needs. 4XDOLÀFDWLRQVDQG6NLOOV • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or equivalent combination of training and experience • Experience with community health nursing and home care nursing programs (preferably in an Aboriginal community setting) • Current practicing member of CRNBC (or eligible to register) • ,mmuni]ation CertiÀcate or willingness to obtain within 3 months • Knowledge regarding cultural competency in professional nursing practice • Knowledge regarding First Nations health and social issues • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills • 9alid BC Driver·s License • Current C3R C or equivalent certiÀcate • Computer experience

6DODU\ Aligned with Nurses Union of BC Salary Levels. TCHSS offers an excellent total compensation package including medical, dental, life insurance and pension plan. 3OHDVH VXEPLW 5HVXPH ZLWK &RYHU /HWWHU DQG QDPHVRI3UHYLRXV6XSHUYLVRUVIRUUHIHUHQFHWR Jennie Walker, Health Director 150 North 1st Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Y8 Fax: 250-398-9824

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The Willams Tribune Tuesday, February Williams Lake Lake Tribune, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 5, 2013 A19 A19

Real Estate







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Mobile Homes & Pads

Suites, Lower


Trucks & Vans

Trucks & Vans

1-bdrm suite in Westridge area. n/s n/p r/r Avail Immed. (250)398-2299

2010 Polaris Dragon 800 for sale. SLP head and twin pipe, aftermarket handle bars, gas can rack and tunnel bag. Great condition. Asking $6,500 OBO. Call Travis @ 250-3924326

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

***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

1990-168 Mile Rd


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

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 apts. avail. immed, secure building, close to schools, clean & quiet.r/r(250)392-2997 2 bdrm apts. avail. immed, secure building, close to schools, clean & quiet.r/r(250)302-9934

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

2 bdrm Suites avail immed in Adult only building. Heat & laundry incl.(250)302-9108

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

Duplex / 4 Plex 3bdrm. suite $895/mo. + util. avail. Feb. 15th, n/s n/p r/r (250)296-3359

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

LOG HOME Chimney Valley Rd. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, OfďŹ ce, 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

2bdrm mobile on Slater Mtn. approx. 2kms out of town. $800/mnth ref/req’d (250)3923486

Furnished 1 bdrm or bachelor suite, clean & in a secure bldg Avail immed or mid month. (250)302-9108

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Homes for Rent

3bdrm Highwood Park, n/p, n/s, f/s, w/d, a/c. $800. plus utilities. (250)303-0345.

3 bdrm. house. 2 full bathrooms, n/p F/S Please call (250)392-7617. 3 Bdr Suite in nice area near TRU. $950/mo. (250)3924086 Huge 3 bdrm upstairs of house, with chandelier and skylight etc. including utilities $1200/mo n/p (250)392-6352

Cars - Sports & Imports

Rooms for Rent

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

Seasonal Acommodation $449 CABO San Lucas, all inclusive Special! Stay 6 Days in a Luxury Beachfront Resort with Meals & Drinks! For $449! www.luxurycabo 1-888-481-9660.

Shared Accommodation

Snowmobiles 1997 Arctic Cat 580 Powder Special EFI 136� track good condition comes with single trailer. $600. (250) 398-7507 after 6pm

Roommate needed to share small 3bdrm house. $550/mo incl util. $150 S/D (778)4120040 after 6:30pm weekdays, anytime on weekends.

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2000 Ford F150, fully loaded ext. cab with summer rims & tires. $4500/OBO Call Al (250)392-6956

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

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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.

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Room for rent, $450/mo, incl. util. masterroom with cable, own bathroom. Internet, Wi-Fi avail. Call (250) 267 1136

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