Page 1

Breaking news, video, photo galleries, and more always online at


New CAO hired for Williams Lake

Proudly serving Williams Lake and the Cariboo-Chilcotin since 1930

VOL. 83. No. 12

GATHERING SWEATERS TO SHARE in Williams Lake Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

The Fortis B.C. and Williams Lake Central Business Improvement Area’s Turn Down the Heat campaign, Feb. 2 to 9, has resulted in numerous sweaters being donated to people in need in Williams Lake, says WLCBIA president Sheila Mortensen. “We’ve had a positive response, with some places overflowing with donations.” This week lakecity residents and businesses are being asked to bundle up, turn down the heat to conserve energy and donate a sweater or jacket to someone in need. In Williams Lake sweaters and jackets for children and adults can be dropped off at Save-On-Foods, Lake City Glass, Suzanne’s and Jenny’s, M&M Meats, Lush Beauty Boutique, Elaine’s Natural Foods, J&E Gifts and Treasures, Zone 4 Hairstyling & Tanning, WLCBIA office, Smashin’ Smoothies, CRD Library, Movies On The Go, Walk Rite Shoe Store, TD Canada Trust.

Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer A new chief administrative officer has been hired for the City of Williams Lake. Don DeGagne, presently the CAO for the City of Summerland, has 28 years of local government experience. He will start the position on March 1. DeGagne has worked throughout a number of communities in B.C. and will bring that experience to Williams Lake,” Mayor Kerry Cook said at Tuesday’s council meeting. DeGagne has also worked for the City of Revelstoke, the City of Trail, the District of Mackenzie, the City of Prince George, and the Village of Keremeos. The city received over 90 applications for the position, Cook said.

Inside the Tribune NEWS A3 Secondary configuration set. SPORTS Gleeson improves record.


COMMUNITY A15 Students support Hot Sport. Weather outlook: Mix of sun/ cloud today, high of 3 C. Cloudy Friday, high of 4 C.

PM 0040785583

$1.34 inc. HST

CRD proceeds with legal action on fire protection Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer The Cariboo Regional District will pursue legal action to ensure the original fire agreement with the City of Williams Lake for fringe fire protection is enforced. In a recent survey the CRD received responses from 328 rural fringe residents. Sixty per cent of respondents indicated they want the CRD to continue legal action, 25 per cent said they want the CRD to pursue developing a volunteer fire department to serve the fringe area, and 15 per cent said they want the CRD to develop a new fire agreement with the city. “From those surveys we have a fairly strong mandate and clear direction of what the people in the rural fringe think about what we should be doing with fire

protection,” CRD Chair Al Richmond said. The CRD has also agreed to attend a mediation session, as formally requested by the city two weeks ago, in an effort to resolve the matter. “Mediation is part of the process so we’ve agreed to attend the mediation session and see if we can find some solutions,” Richmond said. “Apparently in the new process they have an option to go to mediation before you go to court so we consider it to be part of the process. Anything we can do to reduce the cost to taxpayers in resolving this issue means we’re certainly prepared to engage in those discussions.” During a special board meeting Monday, Feb. 4, the CRD delegated authority to deal with the ongoing litigation with the city to a Williams Lake Fringe Area Fire

Protection Standing Committee consisting of all CRD directors except the representative from the city, who is currently Mayor Kerry Cook. At their regular meeting Tuesday Cook told city council members she voted in opposition to the standing committee structure and its authority. “They proceeded to a closed meeting, which I was not part of,” Cook said. Coun. Ivan Bonnell said it was “bizarre” that Cook had been removed from working with the CRD board on the issue of fringe protection. “But fair enough, if they have the authority to do that,” Bonnell said. “It must be cumbersome for yourself as the representative to sit there and go through that, I appreciate how awkward that must be for you,” he told Cook.

“I’m assuming, given they are taking that activity, that they are accepting full responsibility for any costs on that decision because the city is in no shape or form participating,” Bonnell added. Cook said those types of financial details have not been discussed with the CRD. Coun. Laurie Walters said the CRD agreeing to go to a mediation session is “a positive step in moving forward.” Cook agreed with Walters, saying the two parties have to find a way to more forward. “There’s still a lot of work to do,” Cook said. The CRD will host a public meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the Gibraltar Room of the Cariboo Memorial Complex to present and discuss the results of the survey.


Thursday, February 7, 2013 Williams Lake Tribune


City clarifies questions on fringe fire protection Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer The City of Williams Lake hopes a question and answer document it released Wednesday will clarify the issue of rural fringe fire protection. In a press release the city said the document answers questions concerning the current negotiation with the Cariboo Regional District, the cost of city fire operations, and the Williams Lake Fire Department. Since September, the Tribune has repeatedly asked the city to clarify the CRD’s formula that indicates city residents paid $63 per $100,000 of assessment and would pay $72 per $100,000 for fire protection based on the referendum formula

for a new fringe fire protection agreement with the CRD. In the Q&A, the city partly answers that question. “The city does not collect taxes based on individual services the way the CRD does. City taxes are collected based on overall budgeting needs. The only services that are collected individually are sewer and water, which are run as independent utilities, separate from the general operating budget.” The city also states the CRD claims it had an agreement with the city to move to a funding formula for the service based on net residential assessment and the city claims city council never committed to that for-

• In our Gallery • On our Website

35 1st Ave S • 250-392-3996 Tues-Fri 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Sat 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Certified Picture Framer free ideas • free estimates • frame creations

Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

The Williams Lake Fire Department’s operations are outlined in a new document released by the city Wednesday. mula. In 2011, the city paid approximately $1.34 million of the $2.07 million cost for fire opera-

tions, capital project, and the loan payment on the fire hall, representing 65 per cent of the cost. Rural residents, in

2011, paid approximately $727,000 for fire operations, capital projects and the debenture payment on the fire hall.

City of WL and union head back to bargaining table Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer The City of Williams Lake and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 882-B will be back at the negotiating table on Feb. 12. Both sides were in Vancouver on Friday, Feb. 1 in front of the Labour Relations Board (LRB) to set essential service levels in the event of job action by the union representing city workers. A mediator met with both sides throughout

the day as they attempted to reach agreement on essential services however no final conclusion was reached. The two parties have since continued to work on an agreement and are awaiting a final ruling from the LRB. “The city is extremely pleased that negotiations

Liz Twan’s

Work on Display

are resuming and we are hopeful that a settlement can be reached as soon as possible,” said Geoff Goodall, general manager of planning and operations. “The city is aware that these processes can be stressful and we are doing everything we can to negotiate a fair pack-

age for our employees in acknowledgement of their excellent work. “At the same time we must address the needs of the taxpayer who wish to keep costs sustainable as we move forward,” Goodall added. Union service representative John Dube said the city has hired

someone to bargain on the city’s behalf. “It’s good news that there is a willingness to go back and talk,” Dube said. In the meantime, a second hearing originally scheduled at the Labour Relations Board for Friday, Feb. 8 has been cancelled.

Donate a Sweater

315G Yorston St.


We will be closed February 11th for Family Day

Life Insurance We’ll Help You...

✔ Protect your Family Insure Your Loans ✔ • Life Insurance • Disability Plans

• Critical Illness Insurance • Employee Plans • Travel Medical • Group Benefits


Correction The Ogopogo snow sculpture pictured on the front page of the Tribune on Tuesday, Feb. 5 was at the Seward residence, not the Michaud residence. The Tribune apologizes for the error.

Mike, Tami, Linda & David

Feb 2-9, 2013 Businesses across BC are joining together to promote energy conservation and to encourage donations of sweaters to local charities. Turn Down the Heat at home and at work and donate a sweater to those in need.

presented by

250-398-2222 • 1-800-398-5811 Email:





#201 - 366 Yorston Street, Williams Lake

Infoline: 250.392.4722

Cinemas SHOW DATES: Fri, Feb 8th to Thurs, Feb 14th

starting Thurs, Feb 14th


Monsters Inc 3D

Warm Bodies

7:00 pm Nightly Sat/Sun/Mon Matinees 2pm (3D)

7:00 & 9:15PM Nightly Sat/Sun/Mon Matinees 2pm




Violence, coarse language


Mama 9:15PM Fri to Wed

14A Coarse language, violence


7:00 & 9:15PM Nightly Sat/Sun/Mon Matinees 2pm

Coarse language, sexually suggestive scenes

Matinees ($2 surcharge for 3D)

A Good Day to Die Hard

Hansel & Gretel 3D

Identity Theft

7:00 & 9:15PM Fri to Wed


7:00 & 9:15PM nightly


Sat/Sun/Mon Matinees 2pm (2D)

Coarse language, violence


Safe Haven 7:00 & 9:15PM nightly




Violence, sexually suggestive scenes

Williams Lake Tribune Thursday, February 7, 2013 A3

NEWS Columneetza priority for grades 7-9: WLSS 10-12 Gaeil Farrar Tribune Staff Writer Columneetza secondary will become the predominantly grades 7 to 9 school and Williams Lake secondary will become the predominantly grades 10 to 12 school in the new 7 to 12 one-school, two campus secondary school model being introduced in Williams Lake. School District 27 trustees announced the decision Wednesday morning after debating the issue at length during a special closed board meeting Tuesday and also agreed to re-

lease their decision immediately to the public. “Now that this decision has been made, we are looking forward to an inclusive process in reshaping the new secondary school in Williams Lake,” says Superintendent of Schools Mark Thiessen. “It has been a couple of decades since we have seen these types of substantial changes, and we have a real opportunity to look at how we continue to provide an education to our students.” With some modifications the school trustees adopted their Initial Options Report of Sep-

Gaeil Farrar photo

Williams Lake area school trustees Doug Neufeld (left) and Jackie Austin (centre) answer questions from the public on the Initial Options Report at the Jan. 22 open board meeting. tember 2012 on Jan. 22 as their 2013 Comprehensive Plan. The one

school, two-campus model was adopted as part of the plan going

forward. At that time, the trustees also indicated that

one campus would be predominantly grades 7-9, while the other campus would be predominantly grades 1012 but the decision on which campus would serve which group of students was left for further discussion. In making the decision school board chair Will VanOsch says the trustees looked at all the information they have gathered on the facilities and what they had to offer, feeder schools, proximity to elementary schools, proximity to recreation facilities, history, as well as input received during the Initial Op-

tions public consultation process. He said the decision was made in camera because much of the discussion involved staffing implications but the trustees also agreed to release the decision as soon after it was made as possible. “We really try to have as much in the open as we can,” VanOsch said. “Through this whole process we tried to use as much information as possible,” VanOsch continued. “I think there was quite a bit of consideration given to the choice and in the long run I think it will be a good choice.”

Fish Lake Alliance shares views on New Prosperity mine proposal Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer The Tsilhqot’in have been protecting their land since before contact, says Xeni Gwet’in Chief Marilyn Baptiste. “Our people have shown that throughout our history. As many of you know, in the Tsilhqot’in War of 1864, our warriors stopped the road coming in on the west side of our territory,” Baptiste said during the Fish Lake Alliance’s public meeting on the New Prosperity Mine project held at the Salvation Army hall in Williams Lake, Jan. 31. “Back then they were after gold, again they’re after gold, this time in the Fish Lake area,” Baptiste continued. She said it was a win for her people when the first Prosperity mine proposal was rejected so it’s unfortunate they are having to go through the process again for the new proposal. “One of the more than 50 deficiencies identified in the project’s environmental impact statement

is on the project’s impact on Aboriginal rights, our use of that land, and our fishing,” Baptiste said. Yunesit’in Chief Russell Myers Ross said another go-around with the environmental review of New Prosperity mine proposal is similar to being in an Avatar sequel. “The issue is a matter of justice,” Ross said. “It’s still a question of who owns the land. There was no time that the Tsilhqot’in ever gave up the land.” J.P. Laplante, mining manager for the Tsilhqot’in National Government, said the new proposal is “completely unacceptable” to the Tsilhqot’in. During a slide presentation he said it is important to understand that the New Prosperity proposal isn’t new. “It’s alternative number two. Under the federal environmental assessment you have to provide alternatives to your mine plan,” Laplante said. “This was their alternative and throughout the last hearings the Tsilhqot’in heard ar-

guments about how it couldn’t really be done.” He said the open pit will be within 500 metres of Fish Lake (Tetzan Bay), while the tailings pond, measuring three kilometres wide by four kilometres long, with a 35-story dam, will be located up stream of Fish Lake and will drown the Little Fish Lake area, which contains traditional harvesting territory and Aboriginal grave sites. Critical of the water management plan for the mine, LaPlante described it as complicated at best, and that there are “serious” risks Fish Lake would lower, regardless of efforts to pump the water. Quoting from Taseko’s own project description, he said spawning habitat at Fish Lake would be impacted. “The company writes that currently a spawning population of approximately 15,000 fish use an available 12,000 square metres of available spawning habitat. It would be reasonable to expect that the 2,440

Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Tsilhqot’in National Government mining manager J.P. LaPlante gave a presentation criticizing the New Prosperity Mine proposal on Jan. 31 at the Salvation Army Community Services Centre. Hosted by the Fish Lake Alliance, the information session attracted more than 100 people from the region. square metres that will be retained will be sufficient for a spawning population of approximately 1,400 pairs of fish.” The number represents almost 82 per cent of the spawning habitat being destroyed, he added. Another consideration is the impact the mine could have on the “viable” economy of the Chilcotin in-river salmon run. “It’s an economy that could last forever if the salmon and their habitat are safe guarded.” In 2010, the Fraser

River Sockeye Salmon generated $60 million dollars to the commercial fishery. “On average of the last 10 years, the Chilko River salmon run has represented 25 per cent of that Fraser River Sockeye run,” La Plante said. “This isn’t about economy or no economy, it’s about which economy and for how long.” He encouraged people to attend the environmental review panel hearings and to consider speaking to the panel. Brian Battison,

Taseko’s vice-president of corporate and community affairs, told the Tribune during the environmental assessment Taseko will present the engineering and applied science which supports the development of New Prosperity. “The project is sound, designed to protect the environment and to reflect and strengthen the community values important to the Cariboo.   “The plan is currently being examined by the federal review panel as well as by relevant fed-

eral departments,” Battison said. He also encouraged members of the public to observe and participate in the process during the upcoming panel hearings.      “We acknowledge that there are different views in the community about the role, if any, this project should play in the future of the region. We respect those views and will continue to provide factual information, answer questions and address concerns,” Battison said.


Normals for the period:

Sales • Service • Accessories



CROSS COUNTRY SKIS 19 North 1st Avenue, Williams Lake, BC V2G 4T6

Scott Gordon

Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 10:00am - 6:00pm • Wed & Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm

250.392.5177 or 250.305.5172 •

Mix of sun and cloud High 30C Low -30C


Cloudy High 40C Low -20C


Mix of sun and cloud High 30C Low -30C


Mix of sun and cloud High 20C Low -80C


Mix of sun and cloud High 30C Low -30C

High 00C Low -100C


Thursday, February 7, 2013 Williams Lake Tribune


Four-way stop approved for Cameron St. and Second Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer An intersection near Marie Sharpe elementary school at Cameron Street and Second Avenue will soon become a four-way stop. City council approved the move Tuesday and authorized staff to notify nearby property owners of the traffic pattern change. A request for a fourway stop at the intersection came forward in December from Bill Davidson of Davidson Financial.

Tribune file photo

Tribune file photo of an accident that took place at the Cameron Street and Second Avenue intersection in December 2012. Davidson wrote council a letter addressing safety concerns, several collisions and “near

misses” at the site. Kevin Goldfuss, director of municipal services, said the letter prompted

the city to examine the issue further. “It’s a straight through artery from Comer Street to Proctor Street. Viewing that area, we’ve seen it is subject to high speed. Staff feel there would be value to putting in a fourway stop.” Between 2007 and 2011 there were five motor vehicle incidents at the intersection, he added. Coun. Laurie Walters said she has always thought the area should require a four-way stop. Staff will remove the flashing lights presently

Distracted driving campaign launched Drivers can expect to see campaigns against distracted driving intensify in the Cariboo this month, the RCMP says. “In February police across B.C. will be targeting drivers who operate vehicles while using a handheld device,” said Sgt. Bob Verbree the Regional Commander for Traffic Services in the Cariboo. “Holding a cell phone in your hand on speaker phone is an offence under the Motor Vehicle Act of Using an Electronic Device While Driving and could result in a fine of $167.” It also applies to leaving the cell phone on a console and typing while stopped in traffic. “A hands free device is a device that is mounted to your vehicle or secured on your person and is operated by one touch,” Verbree said. In 2012, distracted driving resulted in 30 per cent of motor vehicle fatalities and 37 per cent of motor vehicle serious injuries. Since the implementation of legislation banning the use of handheld devices in January of 2010, police in British Columbia issued 105,972 violation tickets for use of handheld electronic devices. Graduated License Program drivers (L and N drivers) are not permitted any use of elec-

tronic devices, including hands free devices. Due to the increased danger, drivers who are observed to contravene other rules of the road while using a handheld device can be charged with Driving without Due Care and Attention. Offences that put others at risk, including speeding, unsafe lane changes, following too close and failing to obey traffic control devices will trigger the increased penalty.

The fine for driving without due care and attention under the Motor Vehicle Act is $368. “We are gearing up to have several focused campaigns, and some hard enforcement over the month of February here in the Cariboo. Our statistics show we need to do some maintenance for using the seatbelt, and using the cell phone in Williams Lake, Quesnel, and 100 Mile House area,” Vebree said, adding the

seatbelt is probably the best safety device in a car and everyone should be wearing them. Cell phone use — talking and texting is very dangerous and the cause of many crashes in B.C., Verbree said. “Would you close your eyes for seven seconds when driving down Highway 97 at 100 kilometres an hour? Really the bottom line is personal safety is it not?”

at the crosswalk near the intersection and relocate them to South Lakeside Drive. “In council’s project proposal for South Lakeside Drive in 2013, there

are two crosswalks slated for pedestrian-activated flashing lights. “One would be at the intersection for Walmart and one at the crossing at the Cariboo Adventist

Academy,” Goldfuss explained. Relocating the flashing lights to one of those locations would eliminate the need to purchase one set of new lights.

The he Fabulous


2013 Business Excellence Awards rds 18th Annual 2013 Business Excellence Awa

Saturday, March 9th

Business of the Year Sponsor: Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin Deadline for nominations during the year 2012 is Friday, February 8th, 2013

Categories for Nominations are:

1. Greatest Improvement Award 2. Newsmaker of the Year Award 3. Hospitality/Tourism Award 4. Community Booster Award

5. Manufacturer Award 6. Food Services Award 7. Customer Service Award 8. Hugo Stahl Memorial Award

Nomination Forms are available at: The Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin and Save On Foods Also available at

Thank You To The Media Sponsors: The Cariboo Advisor, The Wolf and The Rush, Progressive Printers and The Williams Lake Tribune The Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce “The Voice of Business” reminds you to work, stay and play in the Cariboo.

SEE FULL PAGE VIEWS of the Tribune You can subscribe online at or call 250-392-2331 and we will help you set up your esub to

For as low as

You can




Month +HST

NOW read our

Award Winning Paper




188 North 1st Ave. Williams Lake


Williams Lake Tribune Thursday, February 7, 2013 A5


Cattle truckers in short supply Many articles have been written chronicling the tumultuous times experienced by those in the cattle business during this past decade; illustrating the highs and lows (seem more numerous) of the cattle producers who form the backbone of the industry. Often, however, we tend to forget to mention the supporting cast; the other folks linked to the cattle industry. Who are they, and how have they faired in the past decade? A primary peripheral-link is the trucking sector; particularly truckers with the know-how/experience to haul cattle (grain/ other farm products). There used to be a

Cattle Fodder Liz Twan fair number who were equipped and licensed/ insured to transport cattle (hay//grain), enough so that a producer could pick and chose who he wanted to hire to truck his cattle. As operating costs escalated (licensing/ insurance/fuel) and the volume of cattle requiring transport dropped off substan-

tially, due to a combination of factors including, but not limited to; BSE forced sell-offs, ranch/cow dispersals, retirements of aging producers) – so too, did the numbers of licensed haulers. What was formerly a matter of choice, is now a mad-scramble. To acquire the services of a (any) cattle-

liner (particularly just prior to a scheduled livestock-sale) you’d better book well in advance! In the current climate, the trucker can now pick his customers based solely on where he might want to travel, or on whose livestock he may wish to handle (or not). Licensed livestock/ agricultural truckers are in short-supply in BC and the overall picture seems unlikely to improve. Who can afford to keep a cattle liner fully licensed and insured when it sits idle a good percentage of the year? Who can feed a family on such a limited, intermittent income? As the present lot of


Subscribe to The Tribune

and have 52 chances a year to


breaks, occurring 20 feet from each other. They also learned water had entered the basement of a residence in the 100 block. The project will incorporate 150 millimetres of PVC and 100 millimetres of PVC

piping, to cover approximately 180 metres of water main, 10 residential water services and valves that will require replacement. Money to cover the cost will come from capital reserves in the water fund.

fte f o % 5 a R 2-Week Pass


Vision problems?


CNIB products for better living.

Box 33, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 Guest Services, Mtn.: 250-396-4095


24 Hour Snowphone 1-877-392-1446



Start Getting Ready for Summer Now! • Say goodbye to unwanted hair growth • Both men & women can achieve permanent hair removal

Special Buy one treatment, get one Free! (min. two treatments purchased)

Still the best recipe for a comfortable retirement.

LOVE BIG SAVINGS? { Check out our Valentine’s Day section now at {

Check out The Tribune Classifieds every week for your name to win a gift certificate for a large pizza.

Contact The Tribune by the following Wednesday to claim your Panago gift certificate.

rye 14 Feb&rRuea ceiv


One hundred metres of an aging water main will be replaced by the city in the 100 block of Yorston Street. The pipe is 60-plus years and made of cast

iron and will be replaced by PVC pipe director of municipal services Kevin Goldfuss told council Tuesday. “It’s seen better days,” he said. On Jan. 12 and Jan. 13 city staff was called out to two different

eart Sweeths on r u o y g e Brin t Servic to Gues

Dr. J.D. Neufeld • 250-392-7227 • 402 Borland St

City to replace aging water main on Yorston Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer

experienced truckers (quite a mature group) retire – who will want their truck-keys?

i k S t e e w S eart Day! H

5-YEAR RRSP RATE CLIMBER DEPOSIT - Earn 4.10% in the 5th year* - Fully redeemable on first and second anniversary *5 year investment yields 2.245% if held to maturity. All deposits are guaranteed by the Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. Just a few of our Featured Advertisers:

Visit or call your local branch to find out more.

your source for FREE coupons

Win a $500 WEEKEND GETAWAY! Visit to enter!

Williams Lake 100 Mile House Bella Coola

250.392.4135 250.395.4094 250.799.5328


Thursday, February 7, 2013 Williams Lake Tribune


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

Help welcome new CAO

Commit to an agenda



t’s been an amazing transformation at the Salvation Army over the past few years to better serve their clients. Also amazing is just how much positive impact the organization and the church have on our community: well over $1 million in food distributed, and over 9,000 volunteer hours last year. A positive sign is that intake for services has been down 12 per cent in the first month of 2013. A huge thank you to Captains Claudine and From the Randy KadonaMayor’s ga and Chair to all the volunKerry Cook teers for the wonderful work you do on behalf of the community. I’m excited that we will welcome a new chief administrative officer in March. I know Don DeGagne will be a great addition to city administration and to the community. I encourage everyone to help us extend a warm welcome. A big thank you to Geoff Goodall, who has been our acting CAO for the past few months, and to our staff and residents, for the hard work and patience as we transition to a new CAO. I’ve visited a few new businesses in the past few weeks, including Bloom ‘n’ Gifts, Hear Clear, and the newly re-opened Comer Station Pub. It is so inspiring to see people follow their dreams, take the plunge, and open a business. It’s also a very positive economic sign for the city. Congratulations to the Williams Lake Stampeders, who advanced to the playoff semifinals Saturday. It was great to see our old Timberwolves billet Drew Rose play strong defence for Lac La Hache. The city has put together a Q & A to answer questions on the fire protection issue. Check it out on the city’s website at Be sure to come down to the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex to celebrate the first Family Day in B.C. Monday with a free skate, free swim, free hot chocolate and hot dogs, and free skate rentals. The city is grateful to the province for a grant to make this possible. Have an incredible Family Day! Kerry Cook is the mayor of Williams Lake.

Our Viewpoint

A simple fix The numbers are unacceptable. Thirty-seven per cent of serious motor vehicle injuries are a result of distracted driving; 30 per cent of car fatalities are a result of distraction. Why do people continue to text or talk when it’s evident it’s highly dangerous? Most of us have answered, not wanting to miss the call, vowing to ‘only be a second.’ I myself have done it and it’s not something I’m proud of — especially since the fix is ridiculously easy. Perhaps we need to look at increasing fines and harsher repercussions — especially for repeat offenders. Since the preliminary statistics released for 2012, RCMP are launching a distracted driving campaign for the month of February. Don’t want a fine? Pay attention to the road and get yourself a hands-free device — easy peasy. Since the implementation of legislation banning the

A politically independent community newspaper published Tuesdays and Thursdays by: Black Press Group Ltd. 188 North 1st Ave., Williams Lake, B.C., Canada V2G 1Y8 • Phone (250) 392-2331 Fax (250) 392-7253, emails or classifieds@, view our web page at

This Williams Lake Tribune is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to All material contained in this publication is protected by copyright. Reproduction is expressly prohibited by the rights holder. Publication Mail Registration No. 01990578. Annual Tribune Mail Subscription within Canada $79.00 + GST.

use of handheld devices in January of 2010, police in B.C. issued 105,972 violation tickets for use of handheld electronic devices. “In the month of February police across B.C. will be targeting drivers who operate vehicles while using a handheld device,” Cpl. Robert McDonald of BC RCMP Traffic Services said. “Holding a cell phone in your hand on speaker phone is an offence under the Motor Vehicle Act of using an electronic device while driving and could result in a fine of $167. “This also applies to leaving the cell phone on your console and typing while stopped in traffic.” It’s not rocket science to figure out yapping on your phone, or texting while navigating through traffic is an unsafe practice, but more so, it’s selfish. If the fine doesn’t deter you, think about other people on the road — is that phone call or text really worth it. - Autumn Macdonald

Lisa Bowering Publisher/Sales Mgr.

Gaeil Farrar Acting Editor

Gaylene Desautels Sherry Parker Ad Control/Production Circulation

Advertising Representatives: Brenda Webster, Lori Macala and Kym Tugnum. Ad Design: Leigh Logan, Sherri Jaeger, Mary Langstrom, Anne Blake. Staff Reporters: Gaeil Farrar (Community Editor), Greg Sabatino (Sports Editor) and Monica Lamb-Yorski. Tribune Correspondents: Veera Bonner (Big Creek), June Bliss (Alexis Creek), Linda-Lou Howarth (Riske Creek), Rosi Hartmann (Rose Lake/Miocene), Rhonda Kolcun (McLeese Lake), Bruce MacLeod (Horsefly). Tribune Contributors: Diana French, Liz Twan.

his week Independent MLAs Vicki Huntington, John Van Dongen and I called on the leaders of BC’s major political parties to commit to a reform agenda that would go a long way to making B.C. politics more democratic and more effective after the May election. We’ll introduce legislation this session to move the next fixed election date after May 2013 to the fall, beginning in 2017. We can’t continue to have a political budget every four years that isn’t properly scrutinized or passed into law before people go to the ballot box. MLA We’re Musings a l s o calling Bob Simpson on the government and opposition to support our upcoming bill to ban corporate and union political donations and impose a B.C. residency requirement for individual donors. These changes would be in place for the next election. Party leadership contests are also in need of reform, and we’re writing to the chief electoral officer for advice on how Elections BC could provide oversight for leadership races. Party leaders can become premiers, so the public must have confidence that the selection process is beyond reproach. We’re also demanding the re-instatement of the secret ballot process to elect the Speaker of the House. The current practice allows the governing party to designate the Speaker, which diminishes the office’s direct accountability to all MLAs. We’ll also be introducing a motion to change the nature of legislative committees. Currently B.C.’s legislative committees rarely meet, if at all, but some simple changes will allow every MLA to have a legitimate and effective role. Finally, we’re calling on the leaders of all political parties to allow their representatives to vote in the best interests of their constituents, rather than forcing MLAs to vote along party lines. As an Independent, my votes are always free votes, and party MLAs should enjoy similar freedoms. Together these reforms represent practical and achievable steps to start reforming our legislature and restore our representative democracy. I urge you to visit my webpage at to learn more. Contact our political party leaders and ask them to support reform in BC politics. Bob Simpson is the Independent MLA for Cariboo North.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 Williams Lake Tribune

More Viewpoints

Start thinking about election Editor: I’m afraid it’s that time for all of us in Williams Lake to start thinking about who we are going to vote for in the provincial election this spring. It’s not a decision that I’m taking lightly, especially when I think about what the future holds for the younger members of my family.  One thing I would like to say, however, is how appalled I am about the unfair treatment Premier Christy Clark seems to get. Why this is so, I don’t really know. But she does not seem to be getting a fair shake at all. But then, putting on my sexist A7

hat, perhaps it’s not very surprising. As a woman myself, and having worked and competed in a man’s world, it once again demonstrates to me that a woman must juggle home, work and perception on a daily basis in a way that her male counterparts never have to. And of all the woman who have ever been put in a leadership position in our country, from Prime Minister to Premier, none has ever been able to demonstrate fully what they could do. They’ve only been treated as a stopgap for the next male leader. For once, I would really like to see what a woman could do with her vision of our future. That’s why I’ve decided to sup-

port Christy Clark, and one of my main reasons is that she has started on a path that leads her government and our province in a direction I would like to see reach completion. As a daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother, I’ve seen how we’ve gotten to where we are now and I’m anxious for a change. So, let’s see what Christy Clark can do. Not only do I feel I can trust her, it’s also clear to me that she is genuinely, and truly focused on creating jobs for the younger members of our society, and that is something they can literally take to the bank. Diane Walters Williams Lake

Question of the week


What are you going to do with your old pennies?

Maureen Johnson

Jason Park

Give it to charity.

Use them until we run out at work.

Copper engrained in our lives and society

John Tuerlings

Darlene Baptiste

Editor: As the time for the public consultation draws closer regarding the proposed Taseko Prosperity Copper mine we each need to be asking ourselves where do we stand on this very controversial issue? If we drive any vehicle, live in a dwelling with electric wiring, equip our home with plumbing, or a heating system, we are consumers of copper. If we use a computer or devices like hand held iPads or iPods or mobile phones, we are consumers of copper. If we watch television or listen to a radio, or hunt with a rifle, we are consumers of copper. If we have an all terrain vehicle or a snow machine, we are consumers of copper. If we trap or fish, we are consumers of copper. If we shop at

Give them to charities.

Donate to a worthy cause.

Sheila Chometsky

Judy MacLeod

Find a way to recycle them.

Hand them all over to local charity.

stores or markets or use any money, we use copper. Even if we live off the grid using solar energy, water or wind power we use copper. If in our home there is any device that has been manufactured, we use copper. If we live within any resemblance to community supplied services we are consumers of copper. If we need medical care we are consumers of copper. Should we be against the development of a copper mine when we are so dependent upon copper in our lives, here I am reminded of the scripture where Jesus asks of those condemning a woman for her so called sin, “Let he who among you that is without sin cast the first stone.” Certainly there are those in this world that do not use copper or in fact do not use any manufactured

goods at all and prefer not to come in contact with what is called western society. Most are found in isolated pockets around the world, they have not contaminated their rights to their claim to existence, by receiving gifts from governments or churches or in fact society as whole. If we can somehow swear off, and turn our backs and abolish the use of copper, maybe we can, as the saying goes, cast the first stone. Failing that, we need economic development to attract people, especially children to our communities to keep our schools open. And as a reminder to Chief Joe Alphonse, create job opportunities, as he says he wants to do. Doug Wilson Williams Lake

This week’s online question:

Are you happy with the school district’s plan to predominantly make Columneetza grades 7-9 and WLSS grades 10-12?

Log onto the Opinion section at to vote Last week’s question: Do you support Williams Lake city union workers in their strike vote?? YES: 40 per cent

NO: 60 per cent

Consider grave concerns and state position Editor: I am publicly writing the Williams Lake City Council with the expectation of receiving a thoughtful response. As you know, the Tsilhqot’in leadership asked city council to reconsider its conditional support for the New Prosperity Mine. We were granted the opportunity to speak informally in November and as a delegation in December, which included speakers Chief Joe Alphonse, Chief Marilyn Baptiste and UBCIC Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. In addition, an official letter was also written to city council. Yet, we are left waiting for the courtesy of a response. Instead, without any further discussion, we understand Williams

Letters aLways weLcome

Lake City Council has now applied, after the deadline, to participate in the federal panel review as an interested party. This seems to move beyond even conditional support for the project; conditional support presumes a certain kind of neutrality until after the panel members have concluded their report. By requesting to speak at the panel hearings, city council is now actively supporting the project and stating a position. On these grounds, be honest to your Tsilhqot?in neighbours and the citizens you serve: please state your position and present your arguments. Treat us with a level of respect. As such, consult with us in good faith, as council members implied would happen in the future. Second, pro-

vide a response to the letter issued in December. Third, if city council has chosen to disregard the position of neutrality, justify your position before the panel hearings so your citizens are informed. We ask that you consider the grave concerns the Tsilhqot?in have expressed and reflect on Joan Kuyek’s latest article Pitfalls or Promises: A risk analysis of the economics of the TML Mine proposal, which relevantly highlights the cost to the public. Be honest. Do not waste our time again or ignore us or give us a halfhearted response. Stop playing with our lives. You have a duty now to be honest with everyone.

A friendly reminder that all columns and letters represent the authors’ opinions, and do not reflect the opinion of the newspaper.

Russell Myers Ross Yunesit?in Nits?il?in (chief)

The Tribune welcomes letters to the editor on local, relevant, and topical matters, up to 300 words. Letters are subject to editing for clarity, brevity, and legality. All letters and roses/raspberries must include the writer’s full name, daytime telephone number, and hometown for verification purposes. Anonymous letters or those signed with pen names will not be published. The Tribune will make every effort to print all letters and roses/raspberries that meet the above criteria, but cannot guarantee publication in any particular issue. Letters on a variety of topics by a variety of writers will be considered before multiple letters by the same author on the same topic. Letters will be published on the Tribune website at E-mailed letters are preferred, and can be sent to

Mail 188 North 1st Avenue, Williams Lake, B.C. V2G 1Y8 • E-mail • Fax 250-392-7253


Thursday, February 7, 2013 Williams Lake Tribune

HoCkey Pool 12/13


brought to you by...

In support of the Community Policing Access Centre!

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94

Vampire Hunter Kamelya Palmantier Kaydence TSJB Blue Eyes Lord Gambler Ann Smart TNT 1 Teaspoon OOPS! CK CANUCK 86 Puss & Me XXX2 Madfish3 August Twins Alex Swailes2 CK CANUCK 83 Abiento2 Tikka Zoey Baby and Me ***2 Hlywd 1 Yuk-Tom Crazybiotch22 Puck Nutsss Leaf ‘n’ Hab H8r Honda Girl LLH 15 Dhaliwal 9 Janice Moore Storky2 Soapy Soap Long Overdue Iron Man Harry Beaver Gnarcore28 Bluebird Wannabe2 Erwin 1 Denis La Puck It’s Go-Time Bench Warmer Dawson2 Honkytonk Weasel 22 Hemochromatosis Bullet Wins3 Canucks Turn Raiderz2 RAVI2 WHOZERWHATZIT2 Bizzy Denner3 CROM Accipiter Presley 25 Keeley2 Grover2 Sudsy2 Weasel Falcon2 Little Smith2 Bettman’s Picks Kermit & Mcnardy3 Chachi Church3 Brian’s Dad Video Et Fou! Tim Evans JMorgan1080 Catch Me If You Can John M. Gee-Roy (Sask)!! Danielle 25 Stick & Stones 42 Tooooooo Tall Black Fox2 Lions Stink! Doww & Evelyn 2013!2 Bentley Pickerel Mr. Richard Spirit Bear Bill Carson Habs & Bruins H8R Jazz Man Sparky2 Gem3 SAL VATION2 G.Y. Snake CT Murmurur4 Tomahawks Tyee Terror Gome on 20132 King Walt alfonzy13 The Guard3

216 216 214 212 208 207 207 206 205 205 204 203 203 202 202 202 202 202 201 201 200 200 200 200 199 199 198 198 197 197 197 197 197 197 197 196 196 196 196 196 195 195 195 195 195 195 194 193 193 193 192 191 190 190 190 189 189 189 188 188 188 188 187 187 187 186 186 186 186 185 184 184 184 184 183 183 183 183 183 183 182 182 182 182 181 181 181 181 180 180 180 180 179 179

95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143

OOOOPS Erwin 2 Black Hawks 12 dwaltzz3 Penny Purple 56 Carey Price Secondary Birch Boy4 Terry M Spuds Buckley3 Elvis’s Dad A Latin2 L. Marianne ERC Peachey Roof Daddy!! Pizza Maker2 Rocketman2 Treehouse 137 BREWMASTER2 Pegger2 WJJ & Son BS22 Walleye2 Norlafe Elvis’s Mom Shooter El Terrible 2 Rainmaker3 Sprickerbob Taco BoMo2 G.R. MEL OH “Rrr” BREE Leroy Marianne Babcock 123 Shirley May Norb Fiechter Rene M.2 Koko • Keke Timber2 Cletus K-Pop 13 Buteo2 Bing DQ3 T-Hems3 Lulua 213

179 179 179 179 179 179 179 178 178 177 177 177 177 177 177 177 176 176 176 176 176 175 175 175 175 175 175 174 174 174 174 174 174 173 173 173 173 173 173 173 172 172 171 171 171 171 171 171 170

163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211

The Grizz 1464 King’s Men Boy Scout2 Huevos Rancheros2 The Bear 89 Mumster3 Kay Way GSP74 Black Attack4 Ben Dover Todd Evans 26 Super Uke3 Squeaky I Am 2C2 Tarzan Kasam3 JJ Rankin2 Half-Time R&R Big Sage Dee Dee 07 Metias Stump2 Short Season 12 Sgeese DG Eastman Lucky Leo Gils Go-Getters Gymkana-Man Rake Up, Leafs2 Glade B. Klingman2 Looney Tunes Snuffy II Legion of Doom2 Stepry3 Mr. Wilson Kwaleen3 Dugs Slugs Nice Butts2 Hot Rod Baby Burger2 Catalineman7 DTOY111 Braves-96 The 202 Kelowna Spartans2 Dean43433 Maui2 Skemcis2

167 167 167 167 167 167 167 166 166 166 166 165 165 165 165 165 165 164 164 164 164 164 163 163 163 163 162 162 162 162 162 162 161 161 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 159 159 159 158 158 158

Family Day Fun!

231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279

Erniedonk CV Ranch Gonzo 12 Brave 77 BiO J.L. SR. 29 Rene J Taco 01 Mopynnder3 Eastman 1 Tyrese Century Thinker2 S.P.A.D.E.S. 67202 Miles StAmand2 Rev Bubba Gilpin 222 Betty Booper Hockey Mom 31 Make Beliefs Bulluga Porc du Vin2 Wild Moose II Bill 1966 Forty Bucks4 OLIVERS ARMY Cue Ball 7 Zulu2 Lightning C2 BeOKEy4 Barstar22 Dump and Pump2 Big Mike2 Guilty5 Grizz Roscoe Tina’s Tallymen2 Fender2 Stitch 142 Hatrick35 Short Season 22 Banjo Crazy Miner 1 Anaham 1232 CSKI Miss Bean G DOG 102 Trent Billy3 PuckNuts NOHH3

156 156 156 156 156 155 155 155 155 155 155 154 154 154 154 154 153 153 153 153 153 152 152 152 152 152 151 151 151 151 151 151 151 151 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149


Downhill Cross-Country Snowboard Snowshoe

Get out with your family and enjoy the day with our



during Public Skating Mon, Feb 11th 10:30am - 12pm at our Hockey Shop in the Arena

This Week’s Hockey Pool Prize goes to #99 New Era Locker Room Stanley Cup 2012 LA Kings Cap must be picked up at Caribou Ski before following Thursday

19 N 1st Ave. • 250-392-5923 • VANCOUVER CANUCKS TICKETS FOR SALE (2-4 per game, Upper Bowl) 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162

Puck It 93 BZ1 Broken Wing2 Tireman2 Dale M. Habs!! M. Gillis2 Waral My Buddies2 T19 Hurrican TSTORM Super Dav2 The Big Shots3 Grandma Bubbles2 El Terrible3 Chicken Lewy Hlywd 22 Thumbsup2 Rowdy222 Knock Out Rabbit

170 170 170 170 170 170 170 169 169 169 169 169 168 168 168 168 168 167 167

212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230

Hume Princess 842 Bowling Rowdy2 Straigt 8 Jun2 TB4 BoTay2 MMMMM J.M. Harrison Erwin Gebhard 42 Warrenz kitty CV Ranch 443 The Champ Bye Bye Lou Tyee F.D.3 J.C. Terr Shawna Gains2

158 158 158 158 158 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 157 156 156

280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298

Lion King Jorga 2013 L DOUNOWHOIAM Norm- Habs2 May-B-This Time Dingus3 megthedragon3 SMOKIN_GUNZ2 Where Am I Beyond Therapy Benten 03 F.A.S.T. Niknar2 The Stash Lee Bug Kaydon2 PAPA Z Ol’ Man River

149 149 149 149 149 149 148 148 148 148 148 148 147 147 147 147 147 147 147

299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392

Double “K”2 Loosey ---- ** Anaham 133 Savannah2 I Kester Ice Hole2 Halo 17 Tommy Gun Try Again Hairball 19 RWS 19852 ICARLIS (Be Right) Double Trouble Maple Beeps Multicultural Fun Team2 EJL2 Dale Evans Moosenose Sally Jule’s2 FRANK A PHONE3 SXFN Mad Caps DEB2 Barking Spider3 Onterrible2 Country Bumpkin2 Robert Hodgins Georges Brian’s Daughter I Prob Won’t Win Chilcotin Trails2 Narwal3 Nuxalk Eagles2 Diesel2 Willow Leaf2 Mar Mar Amarillo Guy4 Try-Try3 Big B2 Picnick Xeni Vy3 Toyota Girl I Am Mohawk 78 Rosaline 20132 Spud2 Banditz Allicat Mattie HYDRO3 (Right On)2 Salmon Bellies2 Go Canucks Go Bobe Jo Keenan2 BABY-REED Redstoneboy13 Bad Company 623 Tigger2 Rejean Saw Filer 693 It’s 4 the Books2 Habs Rule Daddy’ Girls2 Timothy R5A6E4 Snodog2 Sasha Shoes2 Jayden Prince Flames 13 Nathalie Elaina Lulua Woo Nose2 Brandi Ariel OS2 Kwaleen Grade 6/73 Archie Tallio Star Killer Warriors2 Alleyes Jasmine S.Q. Miner 2013 Fred G.4 The Pennys2 Sparrowhawk Mama2 The Dozer2 Buttsrin3 Little Sparky2 ACO3 Sundashkid3 Cyrusis Pool2 AS Quilt Cuttey2 A.J.Z.G.2 ELPEESPIK3

147 147 147 146 146 146 146 146 146 146 146 146 146 145 145 145 144 144 144 143 143 143 143 143 143 143 143 142 141 141 141 141 140 140 140 140 139 139 139 139 138 138 138 138 137 137 137 137 137 136 136 135 135 135 135 135 134 134 134 134 134 134 134 133 133 133 133 132 131 131 130 130 130 129 129 129 129 128 127 127 126 126 125 125 124 124 124 123 123 123 120 119 114 111

Williams Lake Tribune Thursday, February 7, 2013 A9


Phone 250-392-2331 ext 245 • E-mail • Fax 250-392-7253 • Greg Sabatino Sports Editor

Holding ground

SPORTS NOTEBOOK Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17 Stampeders host Kangaroos

Greg Sabatino photo

Williams Lake Purple’s Shamus McGuire looks to get around Williams Lake Blue’s Tiana Gilbert during an atom house hockey game Sunday at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Coming up this weekend is the Atom Development Tournament, beginning Friday evening and wrapping up Sunday morning with finals. Williams Lake will host several out of town teams for the tournament.

Gleeson continues to climb ranks Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer If things continue to go well, Williams Lake kickboxer Kanyon Gleeson could be competing in mixed martial arts by as early as next fall. Gleeson, 18, is coming off an impressive second-round stoppage over Terrace’s Hector Blackwater Jan. 26 in Dawson Creek in a 160-pound kickboxing matchup. The card, called the Ray House Memorial Fight Card, was sanctioned by MMABC. Paul Rosborough, his trainer, said it was Gleeson’s first fight since an injury sidelined him in October. “About eight seconds into a fight in October he sprained his knee,” Rosborough said. “So the fight was waived off and called a no contest. But this was a rematch with the same guy.” After about a month-and-a-half recovery Gleeson began training again. “It probably took the first round, half round, for him to get over what happened in the first fight, when he realized it’s not going to happen again and Kanyon turned it up,” he said. “The referee stopped it 30 seconds into the second round after

[Blackwater] took two standing eight counts. “The guy was eating clean shots and couldn’t defend himself, so it was a good stoppage.” Gleeson scored the first standing eight count in the first round prior to the stoppage. “He sat back a lot more in this fight and kind of realized he’s got nine minutes in there in a three-round fight,” he said. “He’s realized he doesn’t need to be in such a hurry so he sat back and let the guy make mistakes and made him pay for them every time he did. This was definitely his most cerebral fight.” Rosborough said it was Gleeson’s jab and strong movement which tilted the tides in his student’s favour. With the win Gleeson improves to five wins, no losses and one no contest. Rosborough and Gleeson, who both work in Tumbler Ridge but live in Williams Lake, have been juggling training between the two cities, and in Grand Prairie with mixed martial artist and former Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor

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 Photo submitted

Williams Lake kickboxer Kanyon Gleeson (right) beat Terrace’s Hector Blackwater Jan. 26 in Dawson Creek, improving his record to five wins, no losses. Bill Mahood. “I’ve taken him under my wing because he’s got so much potential,” Rosborough said. “We’re going to take him the MMA route and he’s been working on some of the ground stuff with Bill [Mahood] up there. “Probably next fall would be a safe time when he’s really ready and has learned the fundamentals because MMA and kickboxing are really two

completely different sports. Kanyon’s come leaps and bounds.” Rosborough said he’s recently hooked up with Five Star Fight League, who hopes to have Gleeson on its upcoming cards. “They’re a pretty big outfit and they want Kanyon on all their cards in this part of Canada,” he said. “So, hopefully, we’ll get him on a card in March.”

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.



Thursday, February 7, 2013 Williams Lake Tribune

Photo submitted


Finance or Lease OR UP TO




make things better

Williams Lake biathletes (back from left) Capt. Irene Berns, Kaitlin Lebrun, Matthew Nendick, Olund Mork, Joshua Tucker, AbbyLynn James, Capt. Bob Harker, (front from left) Emma Davidson, Dana Rook and Julia Rook recently competed at the provincial cadet biathlon championships at Mt. Washington.

2012 Tundra Crew


1-888-378-3205 • 106 N. Broadway, Williams Lake *On select models. See dealer for details

DL# 30406

Monday Night Bowling League (Feb. 4) 1. Spare Parts - 15 MGD - 10 2. Pirates - 13 Charlie’s Angels - 7 3. El Paso Wipo - 12 Margs’ Devils - 6 4. Loonies - 12 Team High Single - MGD - 1198 Team High Triple - El Paso Wipo - 3242 Men’s High Average - Curt Sprickerhoff - 206 Men’s High Single - Greg Bolt - 269 Men’s High Triple - Morgan Mailhiot - 676 Ladies’ High Average - Lynn Bolt - 217 Ladies’ High Single - Lynn Bolt - 276 Ladies’ High Triple - Lynn Bolt - 711 Cariboo 8-Ball League Standings (Jan. 28) OV VP’s - 28 Oliver’s Demons - 21 Boston Pizza Chili Peppers - 25 OV Boomers - 20 Legion Angels - 23 Legion Royals - 18 Top Players (score out of nine) 1. John Black/Carol Archie - 8 2. Al Deutch/Tina Jeff - 7 3. Chrystal Ashley/Nick Jeff - 7 Boston Pizza Friday Club 55+ Bowling League (Feb. 1) The Fix Is In - 16 Help! - 10 Gutter Dusters - 15.5 Elks - 8 Oom Pa Pa - 14.5 100 Mile Strikers - 7 The Connection - 12 W-5 - 5 The Originals - 10 Golden Girls - 2 Ladies’ High Single - Mary Galloway - 244 Ladies’ High Triple - Shirley Hopkins - 636 Ladies’ High Average - Sharon Atkinson - 218 Men’s High Single - Ervin Hannah - 266 Men’s High Triple - Ervin Hannah - 689 Men’s High Average - Ervin Hannah - 227 Williams Lake Recreational Hockey League (week 17 to Feb. 1) A Division: GP W L T F A PTS Cariboo Canucks 19 12 4 3 134 106 27 Grey Fox 17 8 7 2 106 92 18 Stone T-Birds 18 7 8 3 107 110 17 Duff’s MH 16 4 12 0 83 119 8 B Division: GP W L T F A PTS O-Netrix 17 17 0 0 138 55 34 Pioneer Log Homes 16 17 12 5 109 66 24 Sight & Sound 17 8 9 0 111 102 16 Buffalo Creek 17 6 11 0 74 98 12 Toyota 17 5 12 0 71 114 10 Firemen 17 3 15 0 55 122 6 Williams Lake Super League of Curling Team W L Tolko Log Truckers Association 8 6 Credit Union 1 7 7 PMT Chartered Accountants 7 7 Save On Foods 6 8 Tuesday’s Commercial Bowling League (Feb. 5) Pam’s Place - 14 Weatherby’s Roofing - 10 Heartland Toyota - 12 Investors Group - 10 Mr. Sqwiegee - 12 Cariboo Bowling Lanes - 8 Overlander - 11 Ladies’ High Single - Char Appleton - 327 Ladies’ High Triple - Char Appleton - 728 Ladies’ High Average - Brenda Gordon - 217 Men’s High Single - Ervin Hannah - 295 Men’s High Triple - Ervin Hannah - 739 Men’s High Average - Ervin Hannah - 245 YBC Youth Bowling League (Feb. 4) Pee Wee Division Adam Dobby - 112 single and 205 double - 37 and 47 pins over average Junior Division Kaitlyn Hutchinson - 216 single and 575 triple - 30 and 115 pins over average Senior Division Alex Airey - 211 single and 565 triple - 32 and 28 pins over average

Mork wins biathlon bronze Five army cadets and three sea cadets from Williams Lake raced in the provincial cadet biathlon championships Feb. 2 at Mt. Washington on Vancouver Island. Biathlon combines endurance-based cross-country skiing

and precision rifle shooting to create a challenging sport for competitors. Williams Lake Cadet Olund Mork from the 3064 Army Cadets took home a bronze medal in the individual junior male category. Cadets Joshua Tuck-

er, Matthew Nendick, Dana Rook, Emma Davidson, Julia Rook, Kaitlin Lebrun and Abby-Lynn James finished strong and were happy to take home some great memories, said coach Irene Berns. “We would like to thank the Williams

Lake Sportsman’s Association, Bull Mount Cross Country Ski Club, the RCMP Charity Golf Tournament, and the Navy League and Army Cadet League sponsoring committees for their continued support and sponsorship,” she said.

Williams Lake Tribune Thursday, February 7, 2013 A11


Lakecity novice squads claim gold, silver They may be small, but two Williams Lake novice teams came up big Jan. 26-27 at a recent Clearwater Novice Hockey Tournament. The two teams of seven- and eight-year-old Williams Lake hockey players finished first and second following the round robin, then met for a gold medal in an all lakecity final. There, it was the Williams Lake Teal Timberwolves and the Williams Lake Orange Crushers squaring off for the championship. Both teams amassed impressive undefeated records prior to the meeting. The Teal T-wolves got out to an early lead with Jackson Altwasser, Jacob Hufty (2) and Keria Vermeulen all scoring in the first. Kai Hilton scored two goals in the second with Altwasser adding assists on both goals. Hufty and Altwasser rounded out the scoring and also completed their hat tricks. Final score in the contest was 9-3. Player of the game went to Williams Lake Teal T-wolves netminder Jaxon Cobb, who head coach Shane Vermeulen said made some

big saves in the second half of the game. “Confidence and team play were big parts of the weekend,” he said. “The defence core of Saidra AubichonArchie, Quentin Silver, Rylee Pilkington, Andrew Haseldine and Luke Walsh all deserve credit for the win and need some recognition for their efforts. “Defence wins championships.” Orange Crushers coach Ben Pierce said, despite the loss, it was a great tournament for his club, as well. They went undefeated in round robin play with their only loss of the tournament coming to the Teal Timberwolves. “The kids had a blast,” Pierce said. “Winning three games and getting the trophy was nice, and getting the trophy was pretty special for the kids. That was probably the highlight.” The Orange Crushers’ path to the final consisted of a 7-4 win in game one over Valemount, a 10-8 come-from-behind win over Kamloops and a 4-2 triumph over Clearwater White. Meanwhile the Teal T-wolves downed Clearwater White 9-0,

Andrea Cass, AMP Mortgage Broker • Professional Advice • Customized Mortgages • Proven Results

250-392-5005 / 877-715-5005

565 A Oliver Street •

Photo submitted

The Williams Lake Teal Timberwolves celebrate their tournament win in Clearwater Jan. 27. with Keira, Hilton (2), Hufty (3) and Altwasser (3) scoring for Williams Lake. Timberolves’ assistant coach Colby Silver credited the game to the defence. “The defence kept the puck in the offensive zone for most of the game,” he said. In game two the Twolves powered over another Clearwater team, 10-1. Scoring for Williams Lake were Altwasser (3), Hufty (3), Aubichon-Archie, Cobb, Hilton and Keira. Game three saw Williams Lake beat Kamloops, 10-4. Scoring for the Teal T-wolves were Hufty (2), Altwasser

We Offer:

Photo submitted

The Williams Lake Orange Crushers finished with a silver medal in Clearwater. (3), Charlie Beaulne, Keira (2), Hilton. Player of the game in game three went to Beaulne, who scored her first of the season. Assistant coach Jason Hufty said it was defence and goaltending



Msrp $11,999

When the job calls, your sled has to answer.

2013 POLARIS RMK 600 144

Boondock, climb, sidehill. Every day is about domination. Msrp $10,799

blitz price


4535 Cattle Drive • 250.392.1819 • Email:

Msrp $12,699

financing as low as

3.99% for 36 months or


for 60 months, Or ride free for 6 months, no payments or interest OAC

blitz price

$9495 2013 POLARIS 550 IQ LXT 136

Comfort for miles and miles. Msrp $8599

blitz price



*Dealer keeps rebates / Must add applicable taxes / must add freight and PDI of $585

250-392-3201 770 N. Broadway, Williams Lake

Birthday/Family/Corporate Parties

widetrAck 600 iq

Call it the ultimate boondocker or call it the most flickable sled on snow. you choose.


that landed his club in the final. “For sure defence and key saves are contributing to our success,” he said. “The players are having fun and are energized after a hard weekend before this one.”

3 on 3 Leagues Ice Rentals Private and Small Group On-Ice Training Hockey Schools and Specialty Clinics Skating Treadmill Training Total Strength and Conditioning (TSC) Bootcamp Classes Gym Memberships Total Spin Classes

WHILE 2013 model STOCKS clearout! LASTS

Pro RMK 600 155


blitz price

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.

From our pages... to your wall.

Now you can purchase photos you’ve seen in the pages of The Tribune. Photos are available in various sizes, these professional quality prints are a beautiful addition to any home. Call 250-392-2331 or drop by our office at 188 N. 1st Ave.


Thursday, February 7, 2013 Williams Lake Tribune

NEWS T:10”









Optima SX Turbo shown

Rio4 SX with Navigation shown Sorento SX shown

HWY (A/T): 5.6L/100KM CITY (A/T): 8.6L/100KM

















HWY (A/T): 6.5L/100KM CITY (A/T): 9.8L/100KM






Offer includes delivery, destination and fees of $1,577 and $4,000 CASH SAVINGS‡. BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $23,572. Offer based on 2013 Optima LX MT.







*5-year/100,000 km worry-free comprehensive warranty.
















bi-weekly for 60 months, amortized over 84 months with $0 DOWN PAYMENT. $8,009 remaining balance. Offer includes delivery, destination and fees of $1,772 and $1,650 “3 PAYMENTS ON US” SAVINGS.¥ BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $28,667. Offer based on 2013 Sorento LX AT FWD.


HWY (M/T): 5.3L/100KM CITY (M/T): 6.9L/100KM



1.49 60 %





bi-weekly for 60 months, amortized over 84 months with $0 DOWN PAYMENT. $4,557 remaining balance. Offer includes delivery, destination and fees of $1,477. BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $15,372. Offer based on 2013 Rio4 LX MT.

LIKE US ON TO LEARN MORE. 150,000+ Likes

Gustafson’s Kia 112 North Broadway, Williams Lake, BC (250) 392-3035 Offer(s) available on select new 2013 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by February 28, 2013. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. All offers are subject to change without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,650, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and $100 A/C charge (where applicable) and excludes licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and down payment (if applicable and unless otherwise specified). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. **0% purchase financing is available on select new 2013 Kia models O.A.C. Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. Representative financing example based on 2013 Rio5 LX + AT (RO753D) with a selling price of $18,572, financed at 0% APR for 36 months. 78 bi-weekly payments equal $225 per payment with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. ¥3 Payments On Us offer is available on approved credit to eligible retail customers who finance or lease any new 2013 Sorento from a participating dealer between February 1–28, 2013. Eligible lease and purchase finance customers will receive a cheque in the amount of three payments (excluding taxes) to a maximum of $550 per month. Lease and finance purchases are subject to approved credit. Customers will be given a choice between up to $1,650 reductions from the selling/leasing price after taxes or dealer can issue a cheque to the customer. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer ends February 28, 2013. Offer cannot be combined with “Don’t Pay For 90 Days” promotion. ∞“Don’t Pay For 90 Days” offer (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing on all new 2012/2013 models. No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. Cash purchase price for 2013 Optima LX MT (OP541D) is $19,572 and includes a cash savings of $4,000 (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers). Retailer may sell for less. ‡$4,000 cash savings on the cash purchase of an eligible new 2013 Optima LX MT (OP541D) from a participating dealer between February 1-28, 2013, is deducted from the selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers. Some conditions apply. The 2013 Kia Optima is the 17th annual winner of the ICOTY as presented by Road & Travel Magazine®. ≠Bi-weekly finance payment O.A.C for new 2013 Sorento LX AT FWD (SR75BD)/2013 Rio4 LX MT (RO541D) based on a selling price of $28,667/$15,372 is $156/$89 with an APR of 1.49% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period with a $0 down payment or equivalent trade. Estimated remaining principal balance of $8,009/$4,557 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2013 Sorento 3.5L SX AWD 7-Seater (SR75XD)/2013 Optima SX Turbo AT (OP748D)/ 2013 Rio4 SX with Navigation AT (RO749D) is $43,045/$35,550/$23,250 and includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650/$1,455/$1,455 and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). License, insurance, applicable taxes, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies), variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. Available at participating dealers. See dealer for full details. Highway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2013 Sorento 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Optima 2.4L MPI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Rio4 1.6L GDI 4-cyl (M/T). These updated estimates are based on Transport Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada’s EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. °The Bluetooth® wordmark and logo are registered trademarks and are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit or call us at 1-877-542-2886. KIA is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation. KCI_FEB07_1_W_10X12_S_WLT.indd 1

13-02-04 4:54 PM



Williams Lake Tribune Thursday, February 7, 2013 A13

Enjoy BC together ■ This year British Columbians will celebrate our first official holiday dedicated to families – B.C. Family Day. We all know B.C. is an incredible place to live – and setting aside a day for families to spend together is an important way we can help keep them strong. It’s also the ideal time get out and discover some of the incredible activities B.C. has to offer! Special events Williams Lake, Prince George and Kamloops will each play host to free and special events featuring activities for families and kids of all ages. Williams Lake In Williams Lake there will be a several special events. The city is offering a FREE Skate from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, FREE Rec Swim 12 pm 1:30 pm, FREE everyone welcome Swim 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Location: Cariboo Memorial Arena. Time Monday, February 11th. Come celebrate BC’s newest holiday by riding with your family at Monday Madness rates for adults and children 12 & under riding for FREE (with the accompaniment of a parent or guardian). Location: Mt. Timothy Ski Hill. Time Monday, February 11th. Caribou Ski is offering 1/2 price rentals on Sat. Feb. 9th for Down Hill Skis, Cross Country Skis and Snowboards to be return on Tuesday February 12th. Location: Caribou Ski

Time Saturday, February 9th. Prince George It’s a Prince of a holiday in Prince George. At The Exploration Place people will be able to take advantage of FREE admission for the day. Chase away the Feblue-aries with the new holiday. Don’t forget to see what’s going on at the four activity zones! Location: The Exploration Place 333 Becott Place, (at the end of 20th Ave., in Fort George Park) Time: Monday, February 11th 10 am- 4:00 pm Kamloops If you’re near Kamloops you’re in for a treat. For B.C. Family Day, the Tournament Capital Centre becomes a B.C. Family Day hub where you can have a FREE swim and check out the B.C. Family Day activity zones. Come out and see what’s going on. Location: Tournament Capital Centre , 910 McGill Road Time: NOTE: this event will take place on Sunday, February 10 from 10:00 am- 4:00 pm

Alexis Creek First Nation

The Alexis Creek First Nation recognizes and supports the Family Day Holiday, to assist working families to spend quality time with their families. FEBRUARY 11TH

Family Day 2013

Learn together ■ Having a day off from school doesn’t mean learning stops for the day. There are plenty of educational things you can do in British Columbia, whether in your own home or outside. How about starting with a trip to your local library? It will hold plenty of books on any topic that you can imagine. Maybe a book of science experiments or a historical novel set in the early days of Canada will stoke your imagination. Let the kids each pick out a book to take home with them and start a lifetime love of reading. Your local bookstore will also hold a variety of options if your child can’t bear to part with his or her new favourite book. A local historical attraction is also a great place to pay a visit. Whether it’s the museum or nature centre, there is a ton of history right in your own backyard. Most places will have a museum or heritage building around that can serve as a jumping-off point for learning more about the city where you live. Learning can be more than just

reading though. Pull out the laptop and get your kids to type out an email to a family member or friend outside of B.C. Perhaps they can even tell the person about what they learned at the museum or library! Keeping a journal is also a great way to practice writing and literacy skills. Even if it’s not a daily occurrence, sitting down in the evening to write about the events of the day or week can get kids thinking and practicing their handwriting.

It’s our first

BC Family Day

Monday, February 11, 2013

Celebrate! Enjoy time with your family

Travel Safe On Family Day Pre-Trip 57 Point Inspection • Check Lights • Visual Under Hood Inspection • Visual Vehicle Inspection • Visual Brake Inspection • Visual Tire Inspection

19 9 5


Top Up Windshield Washer Fluid For FREE!


Located Behind Lake City Ford Sales Ltd.

See what’s happening around BC, visit:


Thursday, February 7, 2013 Williams Lake Tribune


This February 8 to February 14 Only! ®



S U 1AIR0M0ILEBS OreN m ward iles

33 00000 511

Spend $100, earn


B. 14, 2013


g B.V. used under International Tradin

Inc. license by LoyaltyOne,


FE st be presented a VALID FEB.Of8fer- per transaction. Couponin mu transaction. *With coupon and ery Limit one Bonus ase made a singleer discount offer or be st mu ase rch oth Pu y . an oc th rch wi gr d pu of 00 ine mb Day & Senior’s at time minimum $1 Appreciation ® ons cannot be co AIR MILES coup on offer including Customerupon excludes prescriptions, a in up Co e AIR MILES co at Safeway Liquor Stores. n pump supplies, blood purchase mad Day. Not valid andise, insulin pumps, insuligift cards, enviro levies, bottle n. io ct sa an tr e diabetes merchors, tobacco, transit passes, ply. See Customer Service forivate singl pressure monit ly once to act r exclusions ap es tax. Othe shiers: Scan the coupon on deposits and sal exclusions. Ca re than once. complete list of . Do not scan mo the Bonus Offer

AIR MILES reward miles ®TM

Trademarks of AIR MILES














Lucerne Milk

N. U S . T A S FRI.-

Assorted varieties. 2 Litre. Plus deposit and/or enviro levy where applicable. WEEKLY HOUSEHOLD LIMIT TWO Combined varieties.

Cut from 100% Canadian Beef. LIMIT FOUR.

300 g.







T-Bone Steaks

Original Two Bite Brownies



Deli Counter Black Forest Ham

Service Counter Only.



Flu Shots Still Available


29 /100 g



99 lb 1/kg 13.2


Or Red. Product of U.S.A., Canada. No. 1 Grade. 5 lb. Bag. WEEKLY HOUSEHOLD LIMIT TWO - Combined varieties.


Bakery Counter Italian Bread

In Store Made. 680 g.








Stop by any time that our Pharmacy is open to learn how you can receive your flu shot!



Russett Potatoes

L’Oreal Hair Care Shampoo or Conditioner. Select varieties. 385 mL. WEEKLY HOUSEHOLD LIMIT FOUR - Combined varieties.





As a thank you for getting your Flu Shot at Safeway Pharmacy… …receive a coupon for



AIR MILES® reward miles

with a $20 grocery purchase!

Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited.

Talk to your healthcare professional, including your Safeway Pharmacist, about having your own immunization record reviewed to determine your individual needs. Vaccines may not be suitable for everyone and do not protect all individuals against development of disease. Some vaccines may require a prescription. Vaccines may not be available in all locations. Age restrictions may apply. Check with our pharmacist for further information.

Prices effective at all British Columbia and Alberta Safeway stores Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10, 2013 only. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is defined by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the specified advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free. Online and in-store prices, discounts, and offers may differ.




Prices in this ad good on Feb. 10th.


Williams Lake Tribune Thursday, February 7, 2013


Phone 250-392-2331 ext 244 • E-mail • Fax 250-392-7253 • Gaeil Farrar Community Editor

COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK Thursday, Feb. 28 Little Women the musical

Photo submitted

The Columneetza secondary school marketing 12 class includes Tim Johnson (left), Kerry Normand, Kurtis Jones, Morgyn Bunce, Ivona Ognjanova, Cass Paquette, Ryan Therrien, Matt Gimbel, Matt Nendick, Owen Sutton, Shiloh Setah. Missing from the picture is Ryan White. In its recent project selling Sol Vitra sunglasses the class raised approximately $3,700. for the Hot Spot Youth Centre.

Columneetza junior achievers raise funds for Hot Spot Linda Black Special to The Tribune Columneetza’s Grade 12 Marketing Class has just wrapped up their semester-long Junior Achievement Student Venture business.  Sol Vitra became the name of the small business operated by 12 students between September, 2012 and January, 2013.  The company’s product (coloured sunglasses) was owned and operated by the Marketing Class. In only a few months of selling, Sol Vitra has managed to sell 653 pairs of sunglasses to students, teachers, support staff, parents, and friends, as well as to a num-

ber of small businesses in Williams Lake. To date, the amount of money that will be donated to the Hot Spot (Youth Unlimited) is approximately $3,700.   The success of Sol Vitra’s sales was made possible by the students creating their own sales techniques such as:  1. Several students developed a marketing strategy to pitch the sunglasses to two elementary schools near Columneetza. 2.  Some students sold to friends, family and local businesses with which they had connections.  Several students offered a bonus “sweetener” of homemade cinnamon buns to those who purchased sunglasses from them. 3.  Other students teamed up to

promote the product to dental offices, eyewear businesses, small convenience stores, the school board office and two additional local businesses. Sol Vitra would like to thank the following companies for their help in reaching our fundraising goal: BMO, CIBC,  TD Bank,  Red Shred’s,  Reforestation,  Panago,  K&L Trucking,  Lake Town Furnishings,  Scotia Bank,  Williams Lake Credit Union,  Save On Foods,  West Fraser,  Infinity Trucking,  Elaine’s Natural Foods and RBC. With the money raised the kids at the Hot Spot will now have the opportunity to enjoy hockey once again, with some new hockey sticks, a few new pool cues, sev-

eral new desktop computers, plus funds to use for an after school cooking program, etc. Thank you so much, Williams Lake, for all of your community support with this school project.  The Marketing 12 Junior Achievement Program at Columneetza is called “A Company Program-A Student Venture” and has now raised more than $6,400. in two years. The Paws-it project last year raised approximately $2,700. while Sol Vitra has raised approximately $3,700. this year in net proceeds for two different non profit organizations in Williams Lake. Note: Linda Black is the marketing teacher at Columneetza.

Business Excellence nomination deadline Friday, March 9 The Fabulous 50s is the theme for the 18th annual 2013 Business Excellence Awards night coming up on Saturday, March 9. Sponsored by the Williams Lake and District Chamber

of Commerce the nomination deadline is coming up this Friday, Feb. 8. Nominations can be e-mailed, faxed, or dropped off at Community Futures, Save-On-Foods or the Chamber office.

Categories for nominations ate Greatest Improvement; Newsmaker of the Year; Hospitality/Tourism; Community Booster; Manufacturer; Food Services; Customer Service; and the Hugo Stahl Memorial

Award. Nomination forms are available at the chamber office, Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin and Save On Foods. They are also available at

TRU Splash of Colour gala set for Saturday, March 2 Splash of Colour is the theme for this year’s Thompson Rivers University north scholarship fundraiser coming up in Williams Lake Saturday, March 2. The event takes place in the TRU auditorium. The evening will feature cocktails, dinner and dancing along with a live and silent auctions. “The appetizers this year will

be done by R2H Foodservice and New World Coffee and Tea House,” says Jacquie Johnston, TRU marketing and recruitment co-ordinator. “The desserts are coming from M&M Meat Shops and this years dinner service will be catered by Carmen’s at the Ramada Hotel. Other than that she says they are keeping the menu under wraps for

now. Johnston says last year’s TRU Grit Gala raised $40,000. for entrance scholarships and awards for prospective students attending TRU in Williams Lake. “Five high school students have already received concurrent studies awards and have enrolled in first year university courses,” Johnston says.

“The students will receive dual credit towards high school and university.” Tickets for this year’s gala March 2 are $95 each and can be purchased at TRU or PMT Chartered Accountants. Other award and scholarship opportunities can be found on the TRU website at

The Studio Theatre in Williams Lake is looking forward to staging the musical Little Women, starting at the end of this month for a three-week run. The musical is directed by Becky Strickland and Liz Smith with stars Stacey Poirier, Kathleen MacDonald, Sarah Hanet, and Moriah Smith in the lead roles. Tickets will be available at About Face Photography.

Thursday, Feb. 7 Pennies for Operation Smile

Operation Smile in Williams Lake is hoping that people will turn in their now defunct pennies to this organization which pays for people in developing countries to have cleft palate/cleft lip reconstructive surgery. Bel Hume says the organization is currently seeking drop-off locations for the penny campaign. She can be reached at 250-398-8740.

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

Friday, March 8

Women’s Day dinner The Women’s Contact Society will celebrate International Women’s Day with a business fair, dinner and a concert. The event takes place Friday, March 8 at Thompson Rivers University in Williams Lake. The business fair starts at 5 p.m., the dinner at 6:30 p.m., with a concert to follow. Seating is limited. Advance tickets are $25 and available at the Women’s Contact Society and TRU office



Thursday, February 7, 2013 Williams Lake Tribune

Junior achievers learn about business in the classroom with Grade 6 and 7 students at Kwaleen Elementary, teaching them two different programs, ‘Dollars and Sense’ and ‘Our Business World.’ “Grade 6 and 7 kids are not too young to talk about money and business. These kids have a great deal of interest and they ask the best questions. They come up with excellent ideas for what kind of business they’d like to start, what they’d like to produce, how they’d market it – they even had to act out a commercial – they

LeRae Haynes Special to The Tribune Students in the Williams Lake area have a unique opportunity to learn about banking, business and budgets thanks to volunteers with Junior Achievement who visit their classrooms. Williams Lake Scotiabank branch manager Paul Eves spearheaded the project in Williams Lake several years ago in elementary and high schools and was one of the featured speakers at the Chamber of Commerce last week. At the Chamber lunch Eves talked about a Junior Achievement business program he has taught in Marketing 12 class at Columneetza, which has garnered national and international attention. “The kids come up with a something they want to produce and a marketing plan. They deal with the proceeds, organize board meetings and elect officers. Basically, they start their own company,” he said. “Last year we produced ‘Paws It’ bracelets with expressions and sayings on them. They sold them and raised about $2,500 for the SPCA. “This year we did Sol Vitra sunglasses with the Grade 12 marketing class, raising about $3,600 for Youth for Christ. The JA program suggests that 50 per cent of earnings to go a charity, but we chose to give it all back to the community.” He said that other

LeRae Haynes photo

Williams Lake Scotia Bank manager Paul Eves talks about the Junior Achievers program and the need for more volunteers for the program. volunteers from the banking community get involved with the projects, including places like the Royal Bank and the Bank of Montreal. Thanks to the efforts of local volunteers like Eves, Williams Lake is on the map – receiving national and international JA attention for the Marketing 12 project. They also received recognition from the Ministry of Education for innovative, handson learning. “There are so many people who, as adults have no idea what finance, business and budget mean,” he continued. “If you can teach the basics to kids, it’s so much better.” He said that the first

JA program in Williams Lake was for the Grade 10 planning classes in both public high schools. “It’s about the economics of staying in school, it talks about what success looks like for you, about dreaming and about what’s important to you. “You get kids to think about whether they might want to work with people or with numbers; about their strengths and interests,” he added. “It moves into building a resume and marketing themselves and leads into budgeting.” In three years he has done 15 programs in local schools, and other JA volunteers have done about 20 of them. He’s also worked

Don’t Be Left Out In The Cold... Bring Your Honda Home for a FREE Battery Inspection and Test!

Merv 250-398-8279

Open Mon-Fri: 8am to 5pm Sat: 9am-5pm

Ü Betcha! DL#30676

550 North 11th Ave.

were awesome,” he explained. “They had a good understanding of market competition. We did an assembly line to discover whether that might be more efficient than individual assembly. They got it. Two months later we did the ‘Dollars and Sense’ program, and the groundwork was already laid. It’s something new and different: it stands out for kids and it’s important to them. “It talks about what money is. So many kids have no idea the

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.

value of a dollar. The session is all about the small business world: everything from ownership to production and marketing.” He stated that this is a great way to teach kids to be part of their community, to nurture strong values that are important to kids and to all of us, calling it “hands-on classroom learning.” People were turned away last year because of a lack of volunteers to do the programs, according to Eves. “We need volunteers. All you need to

volunteer with JA is a desire to give back and to get kids involved. You don’t have to be a banker or a business owner: you just have to do it. The JA course material is very complete and easy to use,” he said. “It’s all done for you, and it’s only a two-hour commitment per week.” For more information about JA, including how you can get involved, contact Paul Eves by stopping by Scotiabank or emailing paul.eves@scotiabank. com or

Subscribe to The Tribune and have 52 chances a year to WIN A PIZZA Check out The Tribune Classifieds every week for your name to win a gift certificate for a large pizza.

Contact The Tribune by the following Wednesday to claim your Panago gift certificate.

Williams Lake Tribune Thursday, February 7, 2013 A17


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.

ulkatcho hosts winter fest Sage Birchwater photo

The Ulkatcho community hosted its annual Winter Fest last weekend at Anahim Lake. Events included snowmachine races, ATV races, snow shoe races, and more, followed by a dance. Here Kristie Jimmie (left), Dennis Cahoose, Fred Cahoose and Charlie Williams prepare for a race.

VALENTINE GIFT BASKETS for your sweetheart

Great selection of theme baskets

Reach a Reader 2013 was a huge success Melody Newcombe Special to The Tribune Thursday, Jan. 24, volunteers in Williams Lake sold the Williams Lake Tribune by donation for CaribooChilcotin Partners for Literacy. We raised more than $2,964 in a few short hours. 

Volunteers said that everyone was so generous! The fundraiser is also about raising awareness of literacy issues in the Cariboo.  Many of our community members struggle with reading and math.  Our goal is to let everyone know that there is help in the commu-

nity. CCPL would like to thank all the volunteers who came out on a fairly cold morning to sell the papers, all the businesses in town who helped make this happen, and to the Williams Lake Tribune for their continued support and giving us the newspapers to sell. 

The volunteers said it was really fun selling the paper and many have already volunteered to help sell papers in 2014. Thank you to everyone who made this possible by buying a paper.  If you would like help to improve your literacy skills please call Janette Moller at

Small, Medium & Large

250-392-8161 or send an email to partnerassistedlearning@gmail. com. For more information on Financial Literacy workshops contact Kirsten by email Kirsten@caribooliteracy. com

1730 South Broadway


Heart Warmers A Perfect Way To Say I Love You

Be proud to tell them how you feel. On Thursday, February 14th, we will be running our “Heart Warmer” ads. You can send a 25 word message for only $5.00 to your loved ones. Just fill out this form and drop it off at The Tribune. Partial proceeds will go to Williams Lake Dry Grad. (Cash Only Please)

♥ Babe: I love you more every day! Dewey



For each message

Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 2013 at 3:00 To: _____________________________________ Message: ________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________

188 N. 1st Ave., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Y8


Thursday, February 7, 2013 Williams Lake Tribune

“They call the Cariboo home” SPCA manager enjoys semi-retirement in the lakecity Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer The manager at the BCSPCA Williams Lake Branch, Liz Dighton, grew up in Victoria with dogs, cats and horses. She moved to the Cariboo six years ago with her husband, Richard, and the youngest of their three daughters. “Victoria’s a beautiful city, but if you have arthritis and it’s raining all the time, you get pretty old, pretty fast. Here we don’t have the dampness so you don’t get the pain. I love it up here. That’s what sold me immediately,” Dighton said. The Dightons live at Borland Valley, near 150 Mile House, along with two horses, three dogs and one cat. “For us it’s definitely home.” When they made the move, their original intent was to semiretire, and have a “much needed” change of pace, however, Richard was hired as a large truck driver at Mount Polley mine. And after a year with the Cariboo Advisor, Dighton became the manager of the SPCA. Dighton loves the variety of her job and said she never has the same day twice. “I love the variety and dealing with the animals, the good and bad of it because there are two sides to the coin. I like making a difference in animals’ lives.” That’s the fulfilling part of the job, coupled with seeing a change in public attitude toward animals. Obtaining the animal control contract with the city, after the city pound was closed, has allowed the shelter to be renovated and updated. “Being able to upgrade the air filter system even, has been a logical step to ensure we can do our work properly.” Dighton also enjoys visiting classrooms to make oral presentations to children and the added bonus of having those same students later recognize her at the Stampede or at Canada Day cel-

Monica Lamb-Yorski photos

Liz Dighton says every day on the job as manager at the BCSPCA Williams Lake is an enjoyable one. ebrations in the park. “It’s neat that you make enough of an impact that they remember you.” Money is always one of the biggest challenges for the branch. The SPCA is non-profit and covers the cost of spaying and neutering animals in preparation for adoption. “We use both local vet hospitals. We’ll phone to see who can get them in the quickest because getting them adopted and into a home is the perfect world.” They also rely on an “excellent” network of foster families to help out when needed. “We will put it out to the community on the radio, newspapers, and we’ll get calls back in minutes. We have awesome community support. I can’t say enough about it,” Dighton said. A few years ago the boiler broke. They put the word out that it was freezing and the branch no longer had a heating system. Within hours people were dropping off as many heaters as the

branch could accommodate. “Having that kind of support makes everything worth while.” Two full-time and three parttime staff run the branch, with “lots of” volunteers help by walking dogs and cleaning. One shift helps in the morning and another in the evening. Big projects she would love to realize are a covered dog area in the back so staff no longer has to shovel snow or deal with pouring rain and the mud. It would provide shade in the summer too. Fresh gravel on all the walkways, and a small area for livestock are also on her wish list. “Two weekends ago we had a mini pony brought in by the RCMP and it would have been great to have a real facility for her. She was great, and it all worked out fine, but it would be have been nice.” One of her favourite animal stories was when the city bylaw officer brought in two chickens. “We have the dog contract, but

they somehow corralled two hens in the downtown. Only in Williams Lake. The hens promptly gave us two fresh eggs the next morning,” Dighton recalled with a chuckle. “You never know what the day will bring.” The hens’ origin never materialized, no one came forward, and the hens were adopted out. Dighton said every animal has its own story. “We had the two dogs that were found in the dumpster recently. We’ve had people bring in litters of puppies they found at the share shed. They will see a box that says ‘puppies,’ and then will go around and scoop up all the puppies and bring them here. It happens regularly and kudos to the people who take the time to help.” Within the context of the BCSPCA, the Williams Lake branch is governed by the provincial body and that helps the branches to survive. “Being a non-profit, they go out for the big corporate donations. As local branches we’re encouraged to do that as well. For us here, we do not make enough on our own. If we did not have

BCSPCA Williams Lake Branch manager and her dog (right) visit with one of the dogs recently rescued from a dumpster near Williams Lake.

Bob Simpson, MLA Cariboo North “Where’s Bob?” Find out what your MLA is up to at


the provincial support we would close.” Local fundraising does mean the funds stay local though. The branch doesn’t have a board of directors. Instead, it has a community council that helps with a “bit of everything.” “They help us with fundraising, with getting out into the community, locally supporting the SPCA and helping spread awareness.” Presently there are six members on the council and Dighton said there’s room for more. “We are always looking for new people and new ideas.” Dighton has always loved animals and she’s a self-described numbers geek — two characteristics she brings to her job. “It really balances me and gives me a job I really enjoy. I also have the creative side and I enjoy writing stories about the animals that come in.” In 2012 they received 950 animals, in 2011, just over 1,000. The beginning of 2013 has been “very quiet” for animals, however, soon kitten season will hit. “The middle of February might be crazy. It’s one of those things.”

as low as

$ Cornell University’s 16th annual backyard bird count. “This free outdoor event is open to all families and it’ll be an

2013 FOCUS


122 0 $ 18,999 ††


5.5L/100km 51MPG HWY*** 7.8L/100km 36MPG CITY *** 6.0L/100km 47MPG HWY*** 9.1L/100km 31MPG CITY *** 10.6L/100km 27MPG HWY*** 15.0L/100km 19MPG CITY ***

Bi-Weekly purchase financing

Bi-Weekly purchase financing

Bi-Weekly purchase financing



For 72 months with $0 down.

or cash purchase for only


Offers include $500 manufacturer rebate 1,650 frei freight ght and a air tax. and $ $1,650

exciting way to help create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are around the world,” says nature centre coordinator Jenny Noble.

Your first


0 72 %

for up to

purchase financing


Recycle Your Ride and get up to



The event takes place Saturday, Feb. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Scout Island Nature Centre. Bird expert Cathy




up to

on most 2013 models


188 1.49 $ 27,999 ††



Koot will lead a bird walk and observe birds at the feeder with participants and environmental educator Julianne Trelenberg.

payments are on us. p

3 bi-weekly ◆

on most new 2013 models

That’s another $500-$1,750 back in your pocket.

in manufacturer rebates

on most new 2013 models. F-150 Super Cab or Super Crew with 5.0L engine amount shown.

8 000 ‡





2013 F-150





For 72 months with $0 down.

or cash purchase for only


Offers include $1,650 freight and air tax.

230 4.99% $ 30,999 ††


For 72 months with $0 down.

Towards most new 2012/2013 models. Super Duty amount shown.






or cash purchase for only


Offers include $8,000 manufacturer rebate and $1,700 freight and air tax.

in additional incentives.

Get a vehicle you’ll be happy with today. Only at your BC Ford Store.


WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ◆Offer valid from January 15, 2013 to February 28, 2013 (the “Offer Period”). “First Three Bi-Weekly Payments on Us” (the “Offer”) applies up to a total maximum amount of [$500] / [$750] / [$1,000] / [$1,750] (all three bi-weekly payments in total) (the “Maximum Amount”) per eligible 2013 [Focus (excluding ST and BEV), Fiesta] / [Fusion, Escape, Focus ST, Focus BEV, CMAX] / [Mustang, Taurus, Edge, Explorer, Flex, F-150] / [Expedition] – all Shelby GT500, F-150 Raptor, Transit Connect, F-Series Super Duty, F-650/F-750 Lincoln models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”) to customers who finance or lease an Eligible Vehicle during the Offer Period through Ford Credit or the FALS program on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit Canada. For customers making monthly payments, the first three bi-weekly payment amounts will be calculated by multiplying the monthly payment by 12, dividing the resulting amount by 26, and multiplying the resulting amount by three. In most cases, the customer will be responsible for making all scheduled payments in accordance with his or her purchase or lease agreement but will receive a cheque from the dealer for an amount equivalent to the first three bi-weekly payments, including tax, up to the Maximum Amount. The means by which the Offer will be executed by dealers to customers will vary based on the type of purchase or lease agreement - see dealer for full details. Offer not available to cash purchase customers. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. This offer is not combinable with any CFIP, CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental incentives. †Until February 28, 2013, receive as low as 0% APR purchase financing on new 2013 Ford [Fusion (excluding Hybrid, HEV, PHEV)]/ [Taurus (excluding SE), Edge (excluding SE), Escape (excluding S)]/[Focus (excluding S, ST and BEV), Fiesta (excluding S)], models for a maximum of [48]/ [60]/ [72] months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $30,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for 48/ 60/ 72 months, monthly payment is $625.00/ $500.00/ $416.67, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $30,000. Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. ‡Until February 28, 2013, receive $500/ $1,000/ $2,000/ $2,500/ $3,500/ $5,000/ $6,500/ $7,000/$7,500/$8,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2013 Focus (excluding S, ST, BEV), Fiesta, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 (Value Leader)/ Focus S, Mustang V6 Coupe, Taurus SE, Edge FWD (excluding SE), E-Series/ Transit Connect (excluding electric), F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs / Mustang V6 Premium/ Mustang GT/ F-250 to F-450 gas engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)/ F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) non 5.0L /F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L, F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Diesel engine/ F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non 5.0L/ F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L – all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, Transit Connect EV and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Escape SE FWD with 1.6L EcoBoost engine/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine for $18,999/$27,999/$30,999. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate of $500/$0/$8,000 has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ††Until February 28, 2013, receive 0%/1.49%/4.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Escape SE FWD with 1.6L EcoBoost engine/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $264/$407/$499 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $122/$188/$230 with a down payment of $0 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $0/$1,287.57/$4,935.70 or APR of 0%/1.49%/4.99% and total to be repaid is $18,999/$29,286.57/$35,934.70. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $500/$0/$8,500 and freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ▼Program in effect from January 15, 2013 to April 1, 2013 (the “Program Period”). To qualify, customer must turn in a 2006 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the “Criteria”). Eligible customers will receive [$500]/[$1,000]/[$2,500]/[$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012 or 2013 Ford [C-Max, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi]/[Fusion (excluding SE), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)]/[F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series]/[F250-550] – all Fiesta, Focus, Raptor, GT500, BOSS 302, Transit Connect EV, Medium Truck, Value Leader and Lincoln models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a) sufficient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable only to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, Commercial Connection or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Customers eligible for CFIP are not eligible for this offer. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for 2013 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2013 Escape FWD 1.6L GTDI I4 EcoBoost 6-speed automatic transmission: [9.1L/100km (31MPG) City, 6.0L/100km (47MPG) Hwy] / 2013 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8 6-speed automatic transmission: [15.0L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.6L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, vehicle condition, and driving habits. **When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost 4x2 and 4x4 and 6.2L 2 valve V8 4x2 engines. Max. payload of 3,120 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR vs. 2012/2013 competitors. ‡‡Max. horsepower of 411 and max. torque of 434 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. Class is Full–Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR vs. 2012/2013 comparable competitor engines. ©2013 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2013 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

The Williams Lake Field Naturalists and Young Naturalists Club is inviting families to join them this month in supporting


Williams Lake Tribune, Thursday, February 7, 2013


Young naturalists join Cornell University back yard bird count Data collected will be added to Cornell University’s international checklist. After the walk participants will participate in an origami craft to explore bird beak size and function. All families are welcome. Children need to bring an adult.

Available in most new Ford vehicles with 6-month pre-paid subscription


A20 A20

February WilliamsLake LakeTribune Tribune Thursday,Thursday, February 7, 20137, 2013 The Willams

Your community. Your classifieds.

250.392.2331 fax 250.392.7253 email INDEX IN BRIEF Family Announcements............001-007 Community Announcements............008-076 Children........................080-098 Employment..................102-165 Services........................170-387 Pets/Livestock...............453-483 Items For Sale/Wanted..503-595 Real Estate....................603-696 Rentals..........................700-757 Transportation...............804-860 Marine...........................903-920 Legals................................Legal


It is agreed by the advertiser requesting space that the liability of the Tribune (Black Press Group Limited) in the event of failure to publish an advertisement in or the event of an error appearing in the advertisement as published shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for only one incorrect insertion or the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect or omitted item only, and that there shall be no liability in any event greater than the amount paid for such advertising. All claims of errors in advertising must be received by the publisher within 2 days after the first publication. All advertising is subject to the approval of the publisher. The Tribune reminds advertisers that under Provincial legislation, no person shall use or circulate any form of application for employment, publish or cause to be published an advertisement in connection with employment or prospective employment, or make any written or oral inquiry of an applicant that (a) expresses, either directly or indirectly any limitation, specification or preference as to race, religion, color, sex, marital status, age, ancestry, or place of origin or a person; or (b) requires an applicant to furnish any information concerning race, religion, color, ancestry, place of origin or political belief. In order to be credited for any mistakes the Tribune is responsible for, corrections must be made before the second insertion.


One issue 3 lines $11.00 + HST Three issues: 3 lines $20.99 + HST Vehicle promo: includes photo maximum 4 lines 3 times a week for 1 month $44.95 3 months $44.95++HST HST





In Memoriam




Advertising Deadlines


Fred J. Isbister

Eleanor Mary “May” Grieve

Word Classifieds Tuesday Issue 3:00 p.m. the preceding Friday Thursday Issue 3:00 p.m. the preceding Tuesday Friday Issue 3:00 p.m. the preceding Wednesday

Display Advertising Tuesday Issue 5:00 p.m. the preceding Friday Thursday Issue 5:00 p.m. the preceding Tuesday Friday Issue 12 noon the preceding Wednesday

Flyer Booking Tuesday Issue 5:00 p.m. the preceding Friday Thursday Issue 5:00 p.m. the preceding Tuesday Friday Issue 5:00 p.m. the preceding Tuesday

Call (250) 392-2331 188 North 1st Ave. Williams Lake

Howard Forrest Chorney of Williams Lake passed away peacefully on January 31, 2013 at the age of 86. A Service was held for Howard on Sunday, February 3, 2013. Donations can be made to a charity of your choice. LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. 250-398-9100 Celebration of Life for Eleanor Bill on Feb. 9, 2013 at 1 pm at the Legion downstairs.

Cards of Thanks The family of Frank MacBurney would like to thank the many friends for their support, the gifts of food, flowers, cards, phone calls and visits for which I am very grateful. A big thank you to Dr. Fedar and his very caring staff through the years. In Loving Memory of


Feb. 20/04 - Feb. 08/06 Always remember We love you.


Information Subscriber #50133 Carol Stuart you are the lucky winner of a Panago Pizza. Please contact the Tribune office by Wed, Feb. 13/13 to collect your gift certificate.


0HPEHUVKLS%HQHÀWV General Advantages*

188 N. 1st Ave., Williams Lake, B.C. V2G 1Y8 250-392-2331 Fax 250-392-7253 All Tribune and Weekend classified ads are on the Internet at ... also with a link through

February 15, 1920 ~ January 30, 2013

• Annual events, one in the spring (Chamber of Commerce week), and one in the fall (Small Business week); we host tours of different business around the community, special workshops to help you in your business *See Chamber for details

Williams Lake & District Phone: 250-392-5025 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Toll Free: 1-877-967-5253 “THE VOICE OF BUSINESS” 1660 South Broadway

Fred, a long-time resident of Williams Lake, suddenly passed away in Prince George at 93 years old. He will be sadly missed by his spouse Ella; sons Arnold (Donna), Bud (Selma), Garry; daughters Linda (Wayne), Wendy (Randy), Verna (James) as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Pineview Hall, Bendixon Road, Prince George on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm. Doors will open at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation be made in Fred’s memory.

It is with great sadness that the family of May Grieve announce her passing in the wee hours of January 29, 2013 at the age of 90, two days before her 91st birthday. She will be greatly missed as she was loved by so many. The world was a brighter place because of her smile. Mom loved her crosswords and her talking tapes but nothing compared to her love for her family. We wish to thank the “Staff of Angels” at the WL Deni House for their kindness and compassion. Thank you also to all our friends and family for their support at this time.

We’re on the net at


Barrie Cline February 4th, 2013. A day that will forever burn in our hearts. Barrie Cline of Kamloops, BC passed away. Barrie was turning 72, as of March 19th. He was a standing member of the Real Estate Board and part of the Re/Max Team since 2003. Barrie was very well known throughout the Interior selling ranches and ranch lands, chewing the fat with all the old-timers, sharing stories, and taking in the scenery while riding the range. He just got back from a five week vacation in Arizona with his wife, Linda. He hauled his horse and rode the hills with family and friends, which was a big tick off his bucket list. He passed away while taking a walk on his property. The sun was shining bright that day. He had a great life and a perfect ending for this old cowboy. Way to go Barrie. Barrie will be extremely missed by his loving wife Linda Cline, of 35 years as of January 15th, 2013. He is survived by his children Dana Hinsche, Williams Lake, Jesse Cline, Kamloops, Cathie Cline, Vancouver, Andrea McComb, Vancouver, Karen Larochelle, Vancouver, John Nanson, Vancouver and Daniel Nanson, England; grandchildren Brandon & Matthew Visser, Clayton & Braidey Hinsche, Bryan & Christopher Larochelle, Kimberly & Christine Rowland and sons-in-law Ben Hinsche and Mike McComb. A Funeral Service will take place on February 9th, 2:00 pm at Calvary Community Church, 1205 Roger Way, Kamloops, BC.





Mabel Taylor

May 30, 1915 ~ January 24, 2013 Mabel passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Williams Lake Seniors Village. She was preceded in death by her husband Lester, daughter Doris, son-in-law Cecil Unrah, daughter-in-law Dorothy Taylor and grandson Kitt Scarff. Mabel was born an only child to Victor and Annie Bloomberg in Granite Falls, Washington. She married Les on Christmas Eve 1931. This was the time of the great depression or the Hungry 30’s. Les was a young lumberman, building and owning several mills. In 1933, son Ron was born, then came Bob and Doris. Mom and Dad pulled together and things turned out just fine. Mom always had a big garden for us kids to look after, plus chickens and rabbits to care for. There was always plenty to eat and a nice home to live in. She was the “go to” mother. Dad and Mom were instrumental in developing the mill scene north of town, with the first one all fir lumber, built in 1953. Mabel is survived by sons Ron and Bob (Beryl), grandsons Morgan Taylor and family, Toby Taylor and family, Brad and Lorrie Taylor and family, Jerry and Lorna Scarff and family, Keith Scarff, Larry and Sandy Scarff and family, and Kevin and Dawn Unrah. Mabel had 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The family thanks the staff at the Village for the wonderful care. Graveside interment will be in the month of April. LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. 250-398-9100

Margaret Elizabeth McDonald Margaret Elizabeth McDonald, “Betty”, 99, of Salmon Arm and recently of Williams Lake, died Saturday, February 2, 2013. Betty was born to the late Williams Coglan Willis and Isabella Willis (Barber), September 30, 1913, in Vancouver. She attended Normal School and took her first teaching post at Buffalo Creek in 1936. Her next teaching assignment was at Lac La Hache and then at Big Lake where she boarded with the MacDonalds. She married the late Harold McDonald in 1941. They lived at The Coast during the war years and returned to The Cariboo in 1946. They raised four children Bob, Audrey, Carol and Marion and “adopted” the Shipley family. Bob and Heather McDonald live in Halifax, Audrey and Mark Deering live in Qualicum Beach, Carol MacLean lives in Sorrento, Marion Rogers passed away in June 2009, Harold Shipley passed away in March 2007 and Shirley Shipley lives in Edmonton. Betty is fondly remembered by 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and many, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Betty was accustomed only to the conveniences of city life until “The Cariboo” countrified her. She adapted quickly and thoroughly to the rigors of wood stoves, naphtha-gas lighting and outdoors “plumbing”; driven by a feisty spirit and led by a buoyant sense of humour she conquered all. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, February 7 in the River of Life Community Church, 2405 Centennial Drive, Blind Bay, BC (exit Fairway Hills Road between Sorrento and Salmon Arm).

A healthy local economy depends on you


For your convenience Tribune obituaries can be viewed on our website; Remember Your Loved Ones 250-392-2331

The Willams Tribune Thursday, February Williams LakeLake Tribune Thursday, February 7, 2013 7, 2013 A21 A21





Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Help Wanted

ADVERTISE in the LARGEST OUTDOOR PUBLICATION IN BC The 2013-2015 BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis

The most effective way to reach an incredible number of BC Sportsmen & women. Two year edition- terrific presence for your business.

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email:

Lost & Found FOUND: Tire & rim for a pickup truck in town. Call Don (250)392-4955


Lakes District Maintenance Ltd. is looking for an Area Manager in McBride, BC You will be responsible for a small road maintenance crew for the highways and public roads around McBride. Highways maintenance and management exp. are an asset. Apply with resume and references in person at the Burns Lake or Tête Jaune Cache Offices, or to or fax to 250-692-3930 For more details on this posting and more, please visit:

Help Wanted

Skiing Sun Peaks condo, sleeps 7, hot tub, ski in ski out. (250)305-2913

Employment Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Lakes District Maintenance Ltd. is looking for a Planning & Quality Assurance Manager in Tête Jaune Cache, BC You will be responsible for developing & executing the summer maintenance plan for the service area, and performing quality assurance inspections on work performed in accordance with our Quality Management System. Apply with resume and references in person at the Burns Lake or Tête Jaune Cache Offices, or to or fax to 250-692-3930 For a more detailed job description on this posting and more, please visit:

AVAILABLE immediately for busy Volvo/Mack dealership located in Salmon Arm, BC. Journeyman or equivalent experienced parts counter applicant. Full time with competitive wages and benefits. Volvo/Mack an asset but will consider other OEM experience as equivalent. Forward resumes to Suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Help Wanted

Here’s my Card!

Despite every technological advance, business cards remain an essential business tool.

is looking for an experienced Skidder Operator and a Buncherman for the Williams Lake area. Top wages and benefits offered. Please fax resumes to 250-392-4405 or email progressive_


Full Time Permanent Position Duties to include receiving & organizing incoming payables and payroll duties. Applicant must have Quickbooks 2011, be organized, able to multitask, self motivated and have a great phone mannerism. Wages negotiable, based on experience. Email or call 250-305-4970

Experienced mature cook required at Dog ‘N Suds. Please drop off resume.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

TRU invites applications for the following position: FACULTY Project Coordinator, Mining Exploration Youth Camp Non-Credit Course Williams Lake Campus For further information, please visit:

Career Opportunities

Help Wanted

or email We wish to thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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

NEEDED IMMEDIATELY: Full Time Promotional Department Manager We are looking for a self-motivated and energetic individual to run the embroidery, screen-printing and promotional products department. Must be able to work well under pressure and multiple deadlines. Customer service is extremely important as well as a keen eye for detail and quality. Computer experience is a must and knowledge of CorelDraw would be preferred. Apply in person with resume to Schickworks Signs & Stitches.

Reserve your space!

Call a Tribune advertising consultant today!


Don’t Be Left Out In The Cold... Bring Your Honda Home for a FREE Battery Inspection and Test!

Merv 250-398-8279

Open Mon-Fri: 8am to 5pm Sat: 9am-5pm

Ü Betcha! DL#30676

550 North 11th Ave.

We are looking for a full time

dental receptionist to start immediately. Our practice offers a complete range of services including implants and orthodontics. We are looking for someone who is looking for a new challenge. You must be excited and interested to be involved in cutting edge dentistry. We offer an innovative wage and benefits package that has been carefully designed to reward individual and team contributions. Interested individuals may apply in person. Dr. Rudy Wassenaar 249 Barnard Street, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1G1 Our web address: 250-398-8411


GENERAL: Under the direction of the Executive Secretary and the Executive Director of the Cariboo Friendship Society and subject to its policies and regulations, the Secretary/ Receptionist will be responsible for secretarial and reception duties of the Society; such as, greeting visitors to the Centre, typing, varied secretarial tasks which are instrumental in the operation of the Society, and generally be involved in the Society’s various activities. QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: 1. The position requires a satisfactory completion of a recognized secretarial course or an equivalent of related experience. 2. Must have good typing skills (minimum 55 wpm). 3. Must have the ability to communicate clearly in English, both orally and in writing. 4. Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, and Corel Word Perfect. 5. Must have ability to operate multiline switchboard, facsimile, and photocopier. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR SKILLS: 1. Knowledge and understanding of local First Nations languages/cultures and/or the ability to work with First Nations people. SALARY RANGE: $13.00 to $15.00 per hour dependent on qualifications and experience CLOSING DATE: February 15, 2013 SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO: Cariboo Friendship Society 99 South Third Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 1J1 Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

Our business is your business...

250-392-2331 188 N. 1st Ave.

Kymberli Tugnum Advertising Consultant

Rent a High Definition Projector and 100” Screen for only $ 199/night or $249/weekend 250-392-7455 234 Borland St.

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

MIND PATH HYPNOTHERAPY Vicky Ortiz - RDH, M.H., C.Cht Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

WHO WOULD YOU BE IF YOU COULD ONLY CHANGE YOUR MIND? Weight Loss • Reduce Anxiety Reduce Depression Increase Self Confidence Increase Self Esteem Believe in the Power of your own mind!


Applicants may pick up a complete job description at the Friendship Centre.

Williams Lake

Advertising is an investment that can help a store’s turnover and net profit

call me!

Brenda Webster

Advertising Consultant

250-392-2331 188 N. 1st Ave.

A22 A22


Thursday,Thursday, February 7, 20137, The Lake February 2013Willams Williams LakeTribune Tribune

Help Wanted

Help Wanted Journeyman HD mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work , but with a portion of your time spent in the field. A mechanics truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051. Maintenance person required for residential rental company. Must have plumbing & electrical experience & general maintenance knowledge. Need own vehicle & tools. Please contact (250)392-9108. Ryler Bulk Ltd. requires Heavy Duty Truck Mechanic for service and maintenance of trucks and trailers. Certification not necessary but experience vital. Apply in person by appt. Call (250)296-3325. Ryler Bulk Ltd. requires Heavy Duty Truck Mechanic for service and maintenance of trucks and trailers. Certification not necessary but experience vital. Apply in person by appt. Call (250)296-3325. 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 Short Log Trucks are needed for work in the Quesnel area from now until breakup. Competitive rates and good camp arrangements for out of town trucks. Please call (250)5612220 to inquire.

Trades, Technical

Electrician / Maintenance Supervisor

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.

Permanent Full Time 100 Mile House Hospital APPLY AT: Competition # 467624 SHORE MECHANIC – F/T Heavy Duty Mechanic Certificate or equivalent w/5 yrs exp. www.westcoast


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.

Home Improvements GENERAL handyman services. Carpentry, drywall, painting, roof repair, siding, electrical, plumbing, heating, repairs. Renovations, additions, basement suites, design to finish. Over 30 years of experience. Your satisfaction guaranteed. Email 250575-4551.

Moving & Storage

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

Help Wanted

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 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. 'HDGOLQH Open

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

We’re on the net at

is now hiring! FRONT DESK CLERK: 1 part-time position, afternoon shift and weekend audit shift. - provide consistent and excellent customer service - responsible and organized - basic computer skills - enthusiastic, sales ability and email correspondence HOUSEKEEPING: - available for weekends, all day shifts - reliable transportation LINE COOK FOR CARMEN’S RESTAURANT - minimum 2 years experience in line cooking, breakfast, preparation - work independently - available for all shifts: day, evening and weekends Apply with resume/references at the Ramada Hotel Front Desk or email:


Here’s my Card!

Despite every technological advance, business cards remain an essential business tool.

Reserve your space!

Call a Tribune advertising consultant today!




Start Getting Ready for Summer Now! • Say goodbye to unwanted hair growth • Both men & women can achieve permanent hair removal

Special Buy one treatment, get one Free! (min. two treatments purchased)

Dr. J.D. Neufeld • 250-392-7227 • 402 Borland St



• 1x2 Bordered Ad in the classi¿eds. • With or without a photo. • 3 times a week for 4 weeks.

FOR ALL YOUR AUTO REPAIRS Serving the Cariboo since 1981

Government Inspections Shuttle Service


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 188 North 1st Ave. 250-392-2331 Fax 250-392-7253

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 •

The Williams Lake Course invites applications for the following position:

GENERAL MANAGER/ BUSINESS MANAGER The successful candidate will oversee the day to day functioning of the golf course club house and Fox’s Den restaurant. Keep staff motivated and educated in the methods of customer service. Assure standards are met in keeping with the guidelines provided, at the same time maintaining fiscal responsibility. Responsibilities: • Day to day operations • Stock control, and sales promotion • Management of staff, and daily issues of operation  • Opening and closing duties • Experience and natural skills in public relations & conflict resolution • Knowledge and ability in merchandise sales and marketing programs • Ability to assess & recognize how the business fits in the marketplace • HR training an asset •  Community minded individual who is willing to promote and represent the golf course at community functions • Emphasis on attention to detail and have achieved business success through team work • Driven to make golf accessible enjoyable & affordable to the community at large • this is a fulltime position • Weekend work is expected with expectations of front line work.   Salary & Benefits: • Wages are negotiable  • Golfing privileges offered •  Deadline: Applications must be received by Feb 15th, 2013 Interested candidates can apply in confidence to: Email: Or apply in writing to the Administration Office 104 Fairview Dr Williams Lake, BC, V2G 3T1 No phone calls please

Lube Shop & Car Wash Open 7 Days A Week No^ 6Ɉering Auto Detailing 10 MINUTE® OIL CHANGE

Please call to book your detail.



1268 S. Broadway Ave.


Mobile Audio Service

Industrial Audiometric Technician Industrial / Commercial / Logging / Construction Dwight Satchell Box 4105, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2V2 250-392-2922 • 1-866-327-8678 Fax: 250-392-2947

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

Lori Macala

Advertising Consultant

188 North First Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Y8 Bus: 250-392-2331 Fax: 250-392-7253

The Willams Tribune Thursday, February Williams Lake Lake Tribune Thursday, February 7, 2013 7, 2013

Services A23 A23

Merchandise for Sale



Cars - Sports & Imports


Sporting Goods

Apt/Condo for Rent


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

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

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

Real Estate For Sale By Owner

Pets & Livestock

2bdrm furnished apt. f/s, dw, a/c, large patio, laundry on main floor, end unit with view of town, $730/mo heat, hydro inc avail Mar. 1 (250)305-5550 2 bdrm Suites avail immed in Adult only building. Heat & laundry incl.(250)302-9108

Commercial/ Industrial

Feed & Hay Fox Mtn. Ranch. Hay for Sale 5’x5’ rnd bales, Alfalfa Timothy 1450lbs. Excellent horse hay, 2nd cut. Cell (250)305-9931. Large quantity round bales, 1200-1500lbs. stored outside: $55/each, stored in barn: $85/ each. 1(250)614-6667 or 1(250)568-2338 (P.G. area) Easy access & loading for semis.

Pets NEED to find homes for very special pets. Moving and can’t take with us. 3 dogs and 3 cats can go to separate homes but must be the right ones. We love our animals and want to do right by them. There is a purebred male German Shepherd, purebred female Golden Retriever, female husky cross, a male manx tabby, male tabby and a male black and white long hair. 250-392-1185

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

Merchandise for Sale

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

1982 Double Wide Located in Northside Village 1152 sq ft, 2 bdrm, 1 ofďŹ ce, 2 bath, central air, work shop. Spectacular view of Williams Lake. Asking $90,000. Call to view. (250)989-1445 or (250)267-4120 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 3 Bdrm Mobile in good condition, with addition and shed. To inquire call (778)412-7580, price negotiable.

$300 & Under Black leather Ducks Unlimited recliner & foot stool. Like new. $260. (250)392-6801


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

Mobile Homes & Pads 2bdrm mobile f/s w/d Kendall acres Dog Creek Rd. $600./mnth Avail. Mar 1st. (250)392-1804 2bdrm mobile on Slater Mtn. approx. 2kms out of town. $800/mnth ref/req’d (250)3923486

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 Beautiful upstairs of 3 bdrm house, skylight, sundeck, garage, n/p includ. ult. (250)3926352

Rooms for Rent Brand New House

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

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

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



Suites, Lower


Apt/Condo for Rent



1 bdrm bsmt suite clean, n/s, n/p, laundry. 1 person preferred. $525 per month. (250)398-7508 avail. Mar 1/13 1-bdrm suite in Westridge area. n/s n/p r/r Avail Immed. (250)398-2299 2 bdrm bsmt suite, n/p, n/s, r/r $550 for 1/$600 for couple, ult. included. avail. immed. Call after 4pm (250)398-6579 Furnished 1 bdrm or bachelor suite, clean & in a secure bldg Avail immed or mid month. (250)302-9108

Look for great deals & new stock

Unique Furniture & Collectibles

240 Oliver Street 778-412-6643

Heavy Duty Machinery 2003 Toyota Electric Forklift. New batteries. 5000 lb lift. $12,500. obo Call or text (250)392-0247.

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 778-281-0030

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 Apt downtown core, c/w fridge, stove, washer &dryer. $800/mnth ult. extra. Kim or Dale (250)392-7106 2 bdrm apts. avail. immed, secure building, close to schools, clean & quiet.r/r(250)392-2997

Shared Accommodation

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

Sell your vehicle in the Tribune ClassiďŹ eds 3 times a week for 1 month

Sweet Deal! Like New



ClassiďŹ eds Get Results! Snowmobiles 1997 Arctic Cat 580 Powder Special EFI 136â€? track good condition comes with single trailer. $600. (250) 398-7507 after 6pm 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 2012 Pro RMK 800, under 400 miles. Mint condition, with extras. Must see! Asking $9500. Call (250)392-0338

Trucks & Vans

***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

plus HST

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

Just bring in or e-mail your picture

1 column x 2� ad

Private party ads only (non-commercial) under cars, trucks, SUVs or vans.

after 4 p.m.


188 N. 1st Ave. Williams Lake


Did you know? • Kidney Disease causes death in many people with diabetes and d high blood pressure, and raises the risk of a heart attack? od • Healthy kidneys reduce the risk of heart attacks and high blood pressure? If detected early, Chronic Kidney Disease can be treated, thereby re reducing the risk of complications of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart attacks.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch 200-4940 Canada anada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6 1(800) 567-8112

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

Townhouses 3bdrm Highwood Park, n/p, n/s, f/s, w/d, a/c. $800. plus utilities. (250)303-0345. Adult oriented town house, quiet neighborhood, 1008 Hubble Rd 2bdrn full bsmt., n/p, r/r. Seeking compatible tenants (250)267-1210

HOW TO REACH US... 250-392-2331

s2ECEPTION 250-392-2331







Thursday, February 7, 2013 Williams Lake Tribune

a g n i + tt

e O p S ed t ge on it bou up a m o Li k us 0 C As 10 $

liMited tiMe oFFer when you purchase any

Xplornet 4G Service on a 3-year term!1

Our Gift to You for the Holidays!

FREE 7” Tablet (Android 4.0) while supplies last


MORE SPEED MORE BANDWIDTH MORE OF WHAT YOU WANT ONLINE! We know there’s a lot to see and do online. That’s why Xplornet offers high-speed Internet service that is truly high-speed, with packages available as fast as 5 Mbps.2 And it’s also why we offer monthly bandwidth allowances as big as 60 GB.1 That’s a lot. How much is it? It’s enough to stream 136 movies, download 15,360 photos or listen to Internet radio 24 hours a day.3 Because we know that when it comes to the Internet, you shouldn’t have to settle for less. Plans start from just $54.99 per month. What do you want to do online?

Now Open In 100 Mile! C378 Taylor Avenue, along Highway 97


HiGH-Speed internet

For All oF Canada

Can Com



$50 CR ADMAT 11/2012

250-398-6220 (WL) To be eligible for this offer, a customer must sign up for Xplornet 4G Fixed Wireless or 4G Satellite Internet service with a 3-year contract before December 31, 250-747-0030 (Quesnel) 2012 and have service installed by no later than March 1, 2013. Ask your dealer for your $50 credit form. This form must be received by Xplornet no later than May 1, 2013. Upon receipt of this completed form, Xplornet will credit the customer’s Xplornet account in the amount of $50.00. Customers are only eligible 250-706-8656 (100 Mile) for one coupon per account. Credit will be applied to customer’s Xplornet account within 6-8 weeks of receiving this completed form. Offer is subject to change or termination without notice. Customers who cancel their Xplornet service within the first 30 days after activation are ineligible for this offer. All redemptions 1-800-880-3011 Serving the Cariboo Chilcotin are subject to verification. This coupon does not have a cash value. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer is void where prohibited by law. Xplornet is a registered trade-mark of Xplornet Communications Inc. © Xplornet Communications Inc., 2012. • email: Since 1981

Limited time offer. Subject to change without notice; where 4G Fixed Wireless or 4G Satellite service is available. Offer subject to change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offer unless otherwise specified. Get an extra 30 GB for an additional $5 per month with all 4G fixed wireless and 4G Satellite residential packages excluding “Starter”, with a minimum 2 year contract for existing customers and 3 year term for new customers, where available. Offer applies on your first 12 months. Once 12 month term ends, standard national usage allowance and additional bandwidth charges apply. 2Actual speed online may vary with your technical configuration, Internet traffic, server and other factors. Traffic management applies to all packages. For details visit 3Estimate only for illustrative purposes. Assumptions: movie is 450 MB, photo is 4 MB, streaming Internet radio is 60 MB/hr. Actual experience may vary depending on specific file sizes. A router is required for multiple users and is not provided or supported by Xplornet. For complete details of Xplornet’s 30-day money-back guarantee, visit Taxes will apply. Xplornet® is a registered trade-mark of Xplornet Communications Inc. ©Xplornet Communications Inc., 2012. **Free 7” Tablet (Android 4.0) available when you sign up through Can Com. Customers who cancel their Xplornet service within the first 30 days after activation are not eligible for this offer and have to return the tablet to Can Com. +Ask your dealer for your $100 credit form. This form must be received by Xplornet no later than May 1, 2013. Upon receipt of this completed form, Xplornet will credit the customer’s Xplornet account in the amount of $100.00. Customers are only eligible for one coupon per account. Credit will be applied to customer’s Xplornet account within 6-8 weeks of receiving this completed form. Offer is subject to change or termination without notice. Customers who cancel their Xplornet service within the first 30 days after activation are ineligible for this offer. All redemptions are subject to verification. This coupon does not have a cash value. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. 1

Williams Lake Tribune, February 07, 2013  
Williams Lake Tribune, February 07, 2013  

February 07, 2013 edition of the Williams Lake Tribune