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Elyse Seinen (right), a kindergarten student at Maranatha Christian School, participated in her first school science fair last week. Her display was called ‘Walking on Eggshells’ and teacher Mike Warkentin provided ‘feetson-proof’ that eggshells may be harder than you think, depending on their angle. Unfortunately he broke all of the eggs in the demonstration to the delight of the students. A total of 45 students from the school were chosen to move on to the district science fair in 100 Mile House, compared to the 14 who achieved that level last year. More to follow in the Tribune.

The RCMP is seeking help from the public in identifying the culprits responsible for throwing old television sets off the Boitanio Mall building. Boitanio Mall contacted the RCMP at 2:09 p.m. Feb. 11 reporting that over the previous two evenings, two unknown males had been showing up at the upper level parking lot and throwing old televisions two stories to smash down on the pavement below. Video surveillance suggests the suspects were driving a black four door Volkswagen. There has been no property damage, however, lots of glass to clean up. At 10:35 a.m. on Feb. 11 Williams Lake RCMP were also notified that a vehicle was broken into between 11:30 p.m. and 6:40 a.m. on Lakeview Avenue.

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Cariboo-Chilcotin MLAs react to throne speech Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Seizing on economic opportunities and securing the future of British Columbian families were key issues of last week’s throne speech, said Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett during a speech in the legislature Wednesday. “One of the main themes was the economic opportunity that presents itself to the province at the present time, and the chance to create a legacy that will benefit our children and grandchildren through the Prosperity Fund.” Paying down the provincial debt will save the province $2.5 billion a year, money that can be reinvested in the economic development of B.C., including its rural area, she added. “In my riding of Cariboo-Chilcotin there is another Prosperity project, and it also offers the promise of a lasting legacy that can benefit all the surrounding communities now and for future

generations,” Barnett said, suggesting the New Prosperity Mine would bring strong and far-reaching economic benefits to the region. While she finds herself disappointed to see a project that could have such a positive economic impact in our region held up, she said she is even more disappointed to see the political posturing of the opposition around the issue. “A project such as the Prosperity Mine, which can help revitalize the economy of our entire region, should not be held hostage by what is politically convenient.” Prosperity would create 500 full-time jobs, over 1,200 indirect jobs, and would spend $200 million every year during the 22year anticipated lifespan of the mine, she added. “That is why it disappoints me to see the NDP opposing this beneficial project, which could have such a positive economic impact on our region. The NDP remains opposed, both literally and figu-

ratively, to Prosperity.” Barnett also said the needs of rural B.C. are diverse, and that the Cariboo-Chilcotin relies on several key industries in addition to mining, including forestry, agriculture and tourism. “Our forest industry is alive and well, despite the damage caused by the pine beetle infestation. We are working with business groups and with First Nations to ensure that our forest policies are both economically and environmentally sustainable.” Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson said the gut of the throne speech was LNG in 2017. “The promise of this prosperity fund isn’t for this election. It’s for the next election cycle and projected for the following 30 years.” Simpson acknowledged he has long been a proponent of a “heritage-like” fund, similar to what already exists in Alberta. “The principle is not wrong where you take the wealth that you get from your natural re-

sources, put a surcharge on that wealth that you’re generating, and you put it in a fund that goes beyond the one year fiscal cycle.” In a natural resource boom and bust economy, the biggest problem is that in the bust cycle government has to tighten its belt on health care, education and social services. “In the boom times money needs to be put in a rainy day fund for use in the down cycle to continue to fund an appropriate level of those things. It levels out the social services and the government’s ability to manage the public purse.” A “rainy day” concept is long overdue for B.C., however, it becomes problematic when it’s being all pinned on LNG because every piece of information suggests that LNG is not a given or that in B.C. that the industry will get prices that make it work, Simpson said. See SPEECH Page A2


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Pinchbeck home victim of vehicle hit and run Among the 50 calls that kept Williams Lake RCMP busy over the weekend was a vehicle hit and run of a residence on Pinchbeck Street. RCMP say they were called at 3:42 a.m. Feb.17 by the occupant of the residence who said he was sleeping and was awoken when his television hit the ground. His TV fell over because the foundation of the house and gyprock wall had been pushed in. When the resident looked outside he didn’t see anything and no one was around, however, po-

lice investigation revealed it was evident a vehicle had struck the residence. They observed skid marks from a vehicle on some ice in the driveway. The vehicle appeared to have smaller size tires and wheelbase. The cinder blocks/foundation that was hit hardest was pushed into the residence occupant’s bedroom.  Police continue to investigate the incident. At 1:30 p.m. Feb. 17 police were called to report of a break and enter to a residence on Juniper St. A speaker

from the TV and a Sirius Satellite radio were stolen. No suspects have been identified at this time and the matter is still under investigation. Mackenzie Avenue was the scene of two motor vehicle incidents on Feb. 17. At 11:01 a.m. a collision occurred at the intersection of Mackenzie Avenue and Frizzi Road. B.C. Ambulance and the fire department were dispatched to the scene. The driver and lone occupant of one of the vehicles attempted to make a left turn from the northbound

Speech a mixed bag Continued From Page A1 “Alberta today, with its heritage fund with the richest oil and gas resources, is talking about for the first time ever instituting a sales tax and we have a premier saying we can get rid of the sales tax with the same resources.” He applauded the

premier addressing rural health care delivery and preventative health care, but said he felt there were no details in the speech. Worried that there will be three weeks in the legislature to deal with eight or nine substantive bills, Simpson suggested if the premier was serious about introducing the Seniors Advocate

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position, there should have been a fall sitting. “It was the first government speech that I’ve sat in that the Liberal members of government did not applaud during or at the end. It’s supposed to be the government’s main priorities over the next year, but it was talking about 2017.”

lane off Mackenzie Avenue onto Frizzi Road, near the Comer Pub as a second vehicle traveling south bound on Mackenzie Avenue was proceeding through the intersection. The oncoming vehicle attempted to stop and avoid impact but the vehicle turning left was already blocking the oncoming lane. Impact occurred and both vehicles sustained moderate damage. Injuries to both drivers were minor, however both were transported to Cariboo Memorial Hospital by ambulance. Twelve hours later

at 11:30 p.m. a vehicle proceeding south on Mackenzie Avenue ran into a barricade near the Soda Creek Road turn off, and flipped the vehicle over the barricade, landing in the opposite lane. Witnesses phoned police and ambulance. Police attended the scene and located the driver who was trapped in the vehicle upset down. Search and Rescue attended the scene along with the fire department to help extract the driver out of the vehicle. For more see www.

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Union resumes strike after talks deteriorate Monday Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer After issuing 72-hour strike notice Wednesday, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 882B went into full-blown strike Monday afternoon. The union agreed on Friday to resume negotiations on Monday, took job action Saturday afternoon through Sunday, and then walked away from the negotiating table Monday morning. “We had a promise to meet with the city to go over our proposals,” union president Adrian David insisted, adding he and union business

manager Saundra Taylor drove up to Williams Lake Sunday from Vancouver. “We get there this morning and they say we’re only going to bargain about our proposals and then we’ll talk about yours.” The union has signed off more than 80 of the city’s proposals so far, David said. “We want to sit down at the table and bargain some of our proposals. There aren’t many left. We want to get a deal and we want to keep people working.” Taylor said she felt like she’d been duped. “Why would you call us back? I asked them.

We took the pickets down this morning to bargain in good faith, but they’re back up now.” One of the contending issues is that management’s health and welfare plan differs from the one union employees have. The plans gives management paid leave at 100 per cent pay for up to six months, while the union’s allows for leave pay of 66 per cent. “In their press release the city said the plan was fair and yet they’ve opted for a different plan,” Taylor commented. See NO Page A5

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City International Union of Operation Engineers Local 882B workers picket outside the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex Sunday. After talks broke down again Monday, union workers, who returned to work Monday morning, are now back to a full-blown strike, which began Monday afternoon.

FONV study suggests mine road maintenance may be costly Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer A study commissioned by the Friends of Nemiah Valley says road upgrades and additional road maintenance for the New Prosperity Mine would cost taxpayers at least $42.2 million over the 20-year life span of the mine. The road costs are one more reason the mine should not be built, said FONV president David Williams. “That such a disaster in the making should be subsidized by the taxpayers to the tune of many millions of dollars is simply unacceptable.” Williams told the Tribune Taseko has not included a dollar figure or maintenance for the re-

building of those roads. “Our assessment is that amount will be required, given the load Taseko’s going to put on them and that includes Highway 20 as far as Hanceville.” The study’s author, geotechnical engineer Don MacKinnon, drove the entire route, making observations mile by mile. “He’s a professional engineer and has done a lot of road building and road work in his life,” Williams said. MacKinnon’s report explores existing roads from Williams Lake to the proposed mine’s location. They include the 90 kilometres of two-lane paved road on Highway 20, the 68.4 kilometre

gravel Taseko Lake Road (Whitewater Road), and the 19.4 kilometre singlelane gravel 4500 Road (Riverside Haul Road) that will be upgraded with pull outs added and spaced at two kilometre intervals. A new 2.8-kilometre, five-metre-wide single lane gravel road with pull outs that will be constructed by Taseko to access the mine site. Taseko’s Environmental Impact Statement describes the gravel roads as “all weather logging roads,” a point challenged by the report. “The road breaks up in the spring,” Williams said. “Winter might be fine, that’s when the logging trucks use it mostly. Because in the spring and summer it will break up

quite badly, which means they won’t be able to maintain the rate of haul they claim they will on that particular road.” During construction of the mine and then when B-Train trucks start hauling ore concentrate from New Prosperity to Gibraltar Mines northeast of Williams Lake, the roads will require heavy duty rebuilding according to the study. Williams divides his time between living in Victoria and Nemiah and said everyone living in Nemiah uses the 4500 Road to travel back and forth. “With all the traffic going back and forth there’ll be a loss of wildlife, an impact on grizzlies, and human lives will be lost because of the sheer vol-

ume of traffic. We calculated 30 B-Train trucks a day. In many places the road is narrow with switchbacks.” Taseko vice president of corporate and community affairs Brian Battison said nothing has changed with respect to the roads in the current proposal. “Nothing has changed with respect to where the concentrate would be hauled, or with respect to traffic going into service the mine. All of those things, because they don’t change mean the previous environmental assessment information is sufficient for the purposes of this current panel review.” The only new road construction is the 2.8 km piece that connects the mine site to the 4500

Road, he added. “That would be our responsibility. The other roads that the ore trucks will follow are public roads and they include Highway 20 and Highway 97. Road maintenance and upgrades to public roads are normally a government responsibility as part of the overall public infrastructure of the province,” Battison said. In an emailed response, the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas said it does not set the requirements for reporting costs in feasibility studies and as will all business, it is up to the company to determine whether they can build a mine and make a profit. “Generally speaking,

most feasibility studies include many of the key costs included in developing a project of this magnitude.” The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said until the federal environmental review is concluded, questions about the need for road improvements are speculative. and that it was unable to respond to questions about any upgrades that might be required. Williams said there’s also a single lane 200 foot wooden bridge near Chilko Ranch at Yunesit’in over the Chilcotin River, that FONV is getting an estimated cost for rebuilding from a bridge engineer that’s not included in the road report.

WL BIA hosts guest speakers at annual general meeting LeRae Haynes Special to The Tribune Williams Lake Central Business Improvement Association president Sheila Mortensen welcomed members of

the business community at the annual general meeting held at Alley Katz on Thursday, Feb. 7. Guest speakers were Mayor Kerry Cook and Kamloops Central BIA

general manager and former Cariboo resident Gay Pooler. Also in attendance were City Councillor Geoff Bourdon, BIA and city liaison, and City Director of Economic Develop-

ment Alan Madrigga. Highlights from 2012 for the BIA included the Ladies Poker Run, the Stampede Street Party and Art Walk. “We’re working on a different kind of Street

Party for 2014. We also added ‘Alley Art’ and added two brand new murals that contribute to the beauty of the downtown core. We had some students come and work on the project, saving

us about $2,000,” explained Mortensen. The BIA is currently working on the downtown security camera project that has had some ups and downs, Martensen said.

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Downtown core key to city success: WL Central BIA Continued From Page A3 We’re looking at funding sources to upgrade to something that is clearer and more useable. We’re also looking at back alley lighting.” “One of the goals is to have a public washroom in the downtown core. We also need banners: the current ones are aging.” The ‘Turn Down the Heat’ program was a great success, according to Martensen who said that their bins were “overflowing” with donated sweaters and warm clothes to the Child Development Centre and Canadian Mental Health. 
“There are 24 new businesses in the downtown core and that’s good news,” she added. “People have faith in this town and we’re not going off the rails on this one.”
Pooler is the daughter of Williams Lake resident Bruce Watt. She is the general manager of the Kamloops BIA, was in small business herself for 20 years, and said that she believes that a strong downtown core is the measure of a city. Her presentation focused on people, places and management as key elements to a successful downtown core. “This starts with people who care, contribute and focus on your downtown – people who have a passion for it,” she explained. “The people in your downtown core can have a difference of opinion and that’s OK;

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Gay Pooler, general manager of the Kamloops Business Improvement Area, speaks about the importance of maintaining a vibrant downtown core during the Williams Lake BIA’s recent annual meeting.

just don’t let it paralyze you.” 
She said that a good downtown core is a neighbourhood and includes living spaces for people. “People place a premium on living within walking distance of their downtown. You want to attract residents with housing incentives; you need to make it a place where people want to live and a place that is good for your merchants, who are the frontline promoters of your city.”
Another important element for a successful downtown is making it attractive and appealing. “You need parking, public transit and attractions, and multi-use development is great,” she noted. “Street level attractions such as interactive storefronts are a necessity, and so are public squares and parks.”
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The Kamloops BIA doubles its levies with fundraising events and partnerships. “We work hard at business attraction and retention — your BIA needs to engage people, get them involved and inspire them to work together.”
 She explained that Williams Lake has a head start on a lot of cities when it comes to branding. “You


have a western brand that everyone knows about and you can build on your identity,” she continued, adding that great customer service is crucial to a strong downtown core. “It’s so important: you may be the only local people a visitor connects with and you want to make sure they go away with a positive attitude.” “I look out here and see people who have made amazing differences in their community,” stated Mayor Kerry Cook. “Hats off to you – you are hit constantly for donations and you deliver. People don’t realize how much you contribute locally. You make such a huge difference in your community.” She said that this year there is a real opportunity for businesses to come together and put forward their vision for improvement. “The City

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Impact of pine beetle on environment researched Sage Birchwater Special to The Tribune There are a couple reasons why Wyatt Klopp’s presentation on the subject of climate change at Scout Island Nature Centre on Feb. 6 was exciting to members of the Williams Lake Field Naturalists. For one thing this University of Northern British Columbia grad student spent a couple summers working at Scout Island. Secondly he is one of the rare summer students to pursue an interest in the field of botany. Klopp is a masters student enrolled in the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (NRES)program at UNBC. During his presentation Klopp shared an insight into his thesis titled, The Mountain Pine Beetle, Climate Change, and the Rising Bioenergy Sector, with 20 members of the Field Naturalists Club. Klopp hopes to have

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his work completed and to be in a position to defend his thesis in a year’s time. He explained the carbon cycle and greenhouse gas emissions as it relates to the mountain pine beetle epidemic. “The potential release of greenhouse gas emissions from the death and decay of the pine trees poses a serious threat to our efforts in mitigating climate change,” he

said. “Greenhouse gas emissions are known causal agents of climate change and efforts are underway to reduce these emissions.” While the mountain pine beetle outbreak is a naturally-occurring cyclical phenomenon, the most recent outbreak of the past dozen years or so is unprecedented in its magnitude and severity, Klopp pointed out. His study focuses on the carbon storage potential of harvested wood products and use in the face of the mountain pine beetle epidemic, and the accelerated, non-sustainable harvest that has resulted in an attempt by government and industry to utilize the dead trees before they lose economic value. With this decline in wood fibre value there has been a rise in the bioenergy sector, which utilizes wood biomass to generate heat and electricity. Up to now, Klopp noted, the main source of biomass for

the bioenergy sector in B.C. has been a byproduct of the wood product industry in the form of wood ‘waste.’ New on the horizon are three new forest tenures created by the province that will allow the bioenergy sector to explicitly harvest biomass directly from the forest. Up to now, Klopp said, it hasn’t been considered economically feasible to directly harvest stands or salvage slash piles for bioenergy, nor a good idea to harvest standing trees, especially green, growing trees for this sector. Bioenergy comes with the interesting assumption of carbon neutrality, that carbon emissions are offset by regrowth of trees, Klopp stated. “I’ll argue that bioenergy emissions in B.C. may not be carbon neutral because we are taking more fibre from the forest than is growing,” Klopp said. “The assumption of carbon neutrality is based on

No time set for continued talks Continued From Page A2 Another issue is the current per diem rate of $60 a day. “They told us they have to go to city council to discuss per diem rates so we told them call an emergency meeting. Offer us something, counter us, ” Taylor said. David said the city can’t sustain certain provisions within the

collective agreement, which made him wonder if “something’s gone wrong with the finances of the city.” Many municipalities are under financial crunch because of costs being downloaded to municipalities, acting chief administrative officer Geoff Goodall responded. “We’re all in the same boat. There are some provisions in the agree-

ment that aren’t sustainable and we need some movement on them.” Goodall also said the city has talked about a number of the union’s proposals, and offered a number of counter proposals last Wednesday. “They signed off on the three that benefitted them and then walked out. We want to negotiate an agreement, but it takes discussion,” he said. If employees are law-

fully on strike their health and welfare benefits normally provided directly or indirectly by the employer to the employees must be continued if the trade union tenders payment to the employer. The city said it will keep the employees on benefits if the union pays for them. At this point there is no indication when the two parties will resume negotiations.

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the pretence of sustainable forestry.” However, Klopp continues to suggest that harvesting up until this point has not been sustainable, as seen with the forthcoming midterm timber supply gap. The determination of carbon neutrality has many shades of gray, Klopp admitted. He concludes that the carbon benefits of bioenergy is uncertain and are not known whether they’ll play a role in mitigation or accentuating climate change. “Bioenergy requires careful consideration,” Klopp asserted. “Each stand in the forest is very different and they can’t be treated all the same.” One member of the audience to pose serious questions to Klopp was Mircea Rau of the UBC Research Forest. He commented afterwards that it was very interesting for a student outside the forestry field to tackle a subject so intricately tied to forestry.

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s I write this the sun is shining and it is a stunningly beautiful Cariboo morning. It’s hard to be grumpy, so this column is kinder than it might have been. So far 2013 has been a lulu for politicians at all levels. Some of Prime Minister Harper’s appointed senators were accused of misbehaving  (moneywise and otherwise) and one of his cabinet ministers resigned after admitting to a no-no. Another didn’t quit although he committed a similar no-no.   ProFrench vincially Connection we had a Diana French fantastic or fantasy throne speech, take your pick. Then there is the local scene. City council wins first prize for “firsts.” 1) Disputes between the city and regional district aren’t new, but this is the first time a row involved the courts.   2) First time in Williams Lake history city workers have gone on strike.   3) First time a First Nations group has publicly taken exception to a city council stance (Prosperity Mine).   Could be another first coming up — a new place “brand” for the city.     If there is unhappiness with the Cariboo Regional  District I haven’t heard  about it, but it’s a different story with the Cariboo Chilcotin School Board. There is much angst and some wonderment over the trustees’ recent decisions. The closing of schools seems based more on economic than educational rationale, but the reasons (excuses?) given by the board for putting grades 7 to 9 students at Columneetza and senior classes at WLSS leave many parents, teachers, students and the general public baffled.   To be fair, most of the trustees are new at the game. Maybe they simply didn’t know how to do that, or, they may have reasons they don’t care to share. Premier Clark is staring at an election, Mr. Harper, city councillors, and school  trustees are safe, no accountability in their immediate future, and with any kind of luck, their voting constituents will have short memories. Diana French is a freelance columnist for the Tribune. She is a former Tribune editor, retired teacher, historian, and book author.

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Throne speech short on details The throne speech opening B.C.’s 39th legislature may have been short on substance, but it did make it abundantly clear that the B.C. Liberals see natural gas exports as the source of the province’s future prosperity. The B.C. Conservative party was quick off the mark to label this a “We’re gonna win a lottery” throne speech, while NDP leader Adrian Dix said it’s a sign that the Liberals have given up on other sectors of the economy, like forestry, film, high tech and tourism. Rather than convince the province with reasoned arguments that LNG exports would be safe and profitable despite the vagaries of the volatile fuel market, the throne speech instead held out tantalizing, but unsubstantiated, hints about what could be done with all that money. Reducing the provincial debt topped the list, along with improvements to social services, investment in education and infrastructure, and the biggest carrot, the elimination of provincial sales tax. The ideas outlined in the throne speech, of course,

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only apply if the Liberals are re-elected. An NDP government could overturn the whole concept of B.C. becoming a leading exporter of LNG to the energy hungry Asian markets. But should they? There is substance to the concept of exploiting one of the province’s biggest assets. If not now, when? While, as the NDP suggest, supporting existing economic drivers is a primary goal, expanding the province’s economic base should also be on the agenda. What we need is an intelligent approach to bringing B.C. LNG to the world market. As with the province’s five requirements for the Enbridge pipeline, we need a plan to ensure safe production and transport as well as a sound fiscal plan to ensure the province profits, both in tax revenue and job creation. What we don’t need are hints and stock platitudes intended to entice votes, but rather a substantive plan for B.C.’s future. - Kelowna Capital News

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his week, from Feb. 18-22, is Chamber of Commerce week across the province. Chambers of Commerce are incredibly important for the businesses in our communities, and provide many useful services. This week, I’d like to take a bit of time to recognize the importance of our Chambers of Commerce and thank them for their contributions to our communities. Running a business is difficult work, especially when it comes to small businesses and new start-ups. A little bit of support can go a long w a y , and it is exactly MLA this type Musings of support that Donna Barnett Chambers of Commerce provide. With activities like educational seminars, networking events, economic development initiatives, and shop local programs, our Chambers of Commerce give our local businesses some useful tools to get ahead. These services not only play a supportive role for businesses but in turn positively affect all members of the community by contributing to a strong local economy. I encourage everyone to take the time to learn about the work being done by their local commerce during Chamber of Commerce week. It is an opportunity to support and appreciate the important work that chambers do, supporting businesses across B.C. In a few weeks, on March 9, some important events are taking place at both the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce as well as the Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce here in the Cariboo-Chilicotin. The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its 19th Annual Business Excellence Awards, as presenting its Citizen of the Year Award. On the same evening, the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its 18th Annual Business Excellence Awards. These excellence awards are a great way to recognize the achievements of local businesses and citizens and demonstrate our appreciation for all the hard work they do to make our communities a better place to live. Let’s make sure we also remember to give thanks to the Chambers of Commerce that support those businesses. Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.

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Encourage Reasons for decisions understandable small local business for goods Editor:

Editor: The current myth that giving large corporations free access to our natural resources will produce jobs and a reasonable distribution of wealth is out of touch with reality. The paradigm for operating our economy to provide goods, services, and jobs has become brutally distorted. Over many years it has become monopolized by large corporations who mainly serve themselves and their goal of profit at any price. Free enterprise is only practiced by small community businesses, and many of them operate under a burden of regulations, inflicted on them by our bought-out layers of government. But our electoral system has become manipulated by dirty tricks and the power of money to a point bordering on fascism rather than democracy. Many people have lost hope that our society will again be managed in the interests of the majority of citizens. Are we “being served” by big business and government in the old sense of that term? I think not. I believe the only solution in a reasonably short term is a grassroots revolt against buying from these giant money grabbing companies, and preventing their further growth in any way we can. Plus we need to encourage small local business dedicated to the community, and co-operative businesses for the larger and more complex goods and services. A paradigm similar to the Transition Town movement in co-ordination with co-operatives could create more jobs. Particularly if their focus was to only return their cost of doing business, rather than maximum profit. Bernie Littlejohn Chimney Valley

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When the board made their decision a couple of weeks ago regarding which school would be better suited to house a middle school and which a senior, I wasn’t taken off guard. And I certainly was not surprised by the vocal outcries of opinions from parents, students and teachers. However, even before the board released its initiatives supporting their decision to the public, I had done my own investigative research. My thoughts were of the countless young pedestrian students (grades 7-9) that live in the neighbourhoods surrounding Columneetza. I thought of its location to these

neighbourhoods and how it created a sense of belonging to the masses. As a parent, and a resident of these surrounding neighbourhoods, I thought how convenient it would be to have the surrounding neighbourhood kids’ walk to school, rather than taking a scheduled bus to Williams Lake Secondary. In fact, most of the parents I have spoken to in my neighbourhood are in full support of the board’s decision. As a teacher I thought of the countless vulnerable students, particularly the young ones, (grades 8 and 9), and how keeping these kids away from the distractions and temptations of the downtown prox-

imity is critical. Then I thought of the government’s new “personalized” learner’s initiative, and how kids in grades 7 to 9 be best engaged is by having them exposed to as many options as possible. What better way to create a foundation of engagement than by having these young minds exposed to the state of the art facilities in the Columneetza shop, The plan is to have students “hooked” by the variety of options and facilities offered by Columneetza. It is my belief if a student is hooked (engaged) at a young age, whether it be fine arts, music, sports

or particularly in the trades (as many young minds in Williams Lake realize), by the time they are in their senior years, having to travel to another facility to fulfill their requirements is a non-issue. Any way you look at the recent decision one thing is clear, change is imminent. Changing of culture, belonging, leadership, team and student learning is certain. But, change for some, including myself, is not always easy. It can be fearful, and full of uncertainties, and in some cases misconceptions prevail. Tim Hurley Teacher at Columneetza Williams Lake

Don’t destroy high school trades program Editor: Williams Lake Secondary School and Columneetza Secondary School are both excellent schools. Teachers and staff working in the buildings will be changing. The only constant are the physical buildings. The trustees have decided WLSS will be the high school and Columneetza will be the middle school. This decision will have a huge effect on our trades programs in a time when trades education is extremely important. Trades careers are in high demand in our province. The district career development staff has worked tirelessly to promote and expand high school involvement

in post secondary programs. Opportunities are now being developed that are seeing secondary students enrolled in concurrent studies at the Thompson Rivers University campus; other initiatives are also in the works. Opportunities are only possible because of the close proximity of Columneetza to the TRU campus in Williams Lake. The automotive, metalwork, and carpentry facilities contain state of the art equipment and are the best facilities in the province. The trades classes are full, and students are receiving great training for careers in the trades. Without providing students with full and open access to trades training in their senior years, the conti-

nuity of training will most certainly diminish. Currently, over 150 students in grades 10 to 12 are taking trades courses at Columneetza. Only five students are from WLSS. Students don’t want to travel to another campus — they want to stay at one school! Our trades programs will decline if WLSS is the senior high school. At the last board meeting, the school trustees voted to expedite the building of an auto shop at Peter Skene Ogden secondary school in 100 Mile House. In January, in response to ministry concerns, the trustees resolved that: “The BCSTA advocate on behalf of secondary students to the Ministry of

Skills, Training, and Labour to provide equitable and sustainable opportunities as a solution to the skilled worker shortage.” This was passed because there is a “huge skilled worker shortage” and “they want a seamless transition to post secondary.” Why then, are the board members putting huge obstacles in front of the students in Williams Lake to take trades training at high school? Please voice your opinion at PAC meetings or the next school board meeting on Feb. 26. Let the board know how you feel about the decisions that they are making! Sharon Smith Columneetza counsellor Williams Lake

Marketing fossil fuels dangerous for future generations Editor: For the commonwealth, hug a billionaire, hug a millionaire, hug a “wanna-be” in this perfect climate storm? Rely on oligarchs, aristocrats, plutocrats?  Even through the global “recession” they caused from unregulated greed in 2008, the one per cent still got richer while the rest of the world still struggles on the “edge.” Wall Street seems too rich to fail... too powerful to jail.  They remain unregulated. Since 2000, Canadian corpo-

rate tax rates “slid” downward from 28 per cent to 15 per cent in 2012. Federal and provincial governments faced larger deficits.  Since 2001, B.C. has closed 194-plus public schools and plans more closures.  B.C. poverty still grows and we have no plans, timelines, or legislated targets to reduce(end) B.C. poverty. “Disaster capitalism” cuts earned benefits now called “entitlements.”  Canadian health care, social security, social “nets” are under larger threat. Shrink the middle-class?  Increase poverty?  With “effective” looks and

feelings of deepest heartfelt sincerity, Christy Clark markets fossil fuels to “save us.” “Crisis capitalism” at finest work? Marketing fossil fuels will likely put a socially just habitable planet out of reach for future generations, our children, our grandchildren. Sir Nicholas Stern warns us to expect 4 C to 5 C within this century because we won’t switch to low-carbon economies as soon as possible.  Is he lying?   Should we expect 1.6 C around 2026?  Will we surpass 2 C around 2030? What is the “truth” about pass-

ing 2 C? 4 C by 2050?  Surpass 6 C and 1,000 CO2 ppm before 2100?  Human climate change will get out of human control.  Period? “Hoax” climate and ecological science? Oligarchs standing on guard for thee? Who should care ... for others ... for our future generations? Now, only a well-informed general public “idle no more” can overcome “special interests.” Move ASAP to a low-carbon economy, or be “no more” caused by our generation. Herb Nakada Williams Lake

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Jason Ryll President’s Message Welcome to our newest members and a huge thank you to all those members who have supported the Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce for many years! We truly value your continued membership and support which allows the Chamber of Commerce to provide enhanced benefits and services to you, our member. We invite others to be involved with one of the most active business associations in Williams Lake, contact our office and we will make it simple for you to become a member. The Chamber is a great place to meet other businesses and exchange ideas. Take a break from your day and join us for one of the events that are offered to you, as a member. Our General meetings are held the last Thursday of

each month and provide an informative pleasant noon hour break with other businesses. Come as you are and join us for an interesting presentation or just lunch! Thank you to the Board of Directors for their time and efforts given to help us move forward in our strategic plan. We review this valuable document each year and although the revised plan has just been completed, we have already starting some implementation. Once again our 18th Annual Business Excellence Awards night is going to be a gala evening with many quality nominations received. This gala event will take place at the Elks Hall on March 9 with top notch entertainer Rod Boss and a fabulous dinner provided by the Ramada Williams Lake. Our “The Fabulous Fifties” theme will be complimented by a stunning décor, awards presentation, live and silent auctions. Congratulations to all the nominees, it is an honour to be nominated. See you there! In the spirit of an ever changing world, we encourage you to be active in your community and Chamber to help us grow and foster good relations for both.

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Monday, February 18th marks the beginning of Chamber of Commerce Week 2013 Chamber Week brings awareness to the important work Chambers do to stimulate local economies, promote their community, and engage in multi-level advocacy which benefits the entire province. No other business organization can match this incredible network that stretches across the country. With the recently released Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness for 2013, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has identified the main factors which are holding back Canada’s economic progress and ability to compete globally. Chambers of Commerce around the province, including the BC Chamber, have been very active recently in this area, and are a big part of the solution. The network of Chambers of Commerce across BC is the most influential business organization in the province. As the key representatives of their business community to government, Chambers actively listen to business needs and continually articulate them to government at all levels. Chambers of Commerce support businesses through benefit programs, services, and education. Being community based means that Chambers are funded entirely by their members, events, and sponsorship. This community investment is what drives Chambers of Commerce to directly support and stimulate local economies, and work collaboratively to create vibrant communities around the province. In celebration of this week, the Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce will be holding some unique events. We are holding a Governance Workshop to assist all boards to develop good practices; hosting a Transition to PST seminar and bringing in two special guest speakers for the General Meeting Feb. 28. Our speakers will be Jim Britton, a geologist and planner who works with the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas in Kamloops and Chief Fred Robbins, Esketemc Band. For more information contact: Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce P: 250-392-5025 E:

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2013 Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and its nationwide network of chambers of commerce, including the Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce, unveiled its Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness list for 2013. The Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness is an initiative the Canadian chamber network undertook last year to draw attention to the barriers that are holding back Canada’s progress and to urge all levels of governments to act more swiftly in increasing our country’s ability to compete globally. Williams Lake & District Chamber President Jason Ryll declared the initiative a success. “As we take stock of the first year of the Top 10, many of the items we listed were addressed in the course of 2012,” he stated. “Our members recorded a major victory when our appeal for change to the regulatory processes around natural resource projects was overwhelmingly accepted by the government. For a country so dependent on the success of natural resource projects, making a more efficient process is a huge contributor to competitiveness,” declared Ryll. The Canadian Chamber network’s number one issue in 2012 was Canada’s skills shortage. “We were very happy to hear the Prime Minister Harper and BC Premier Clark identify the skills

shortage as a major priority issue of government,” added Mr. Ryll. The Canadian Chamber network intends to maintain its focus on skills in 2013, particularly in addressing four key areas: upskilling, immigration policies, education-employment alignment and Aboriginal education and workforce development. Addressing the Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness will go a long way towards restoring Canada’s competitiveness. The Canadian Chamber network is calling on membership, on governments, on labour organizations, on educators and others to tackle and overcome these barriers as tolerating them is simply not an option. Effectively addressing these 10 barriers will sharpen Canada’s competitive edge and allow us to prosper in the global economy. “The need for action is urgent. The standard of living of every Canadian depends on how well we respond to the challenge. We must identify and implement real, tangible solutions for breaking down the barriers to our competitiveness and for creating more opportunities and greater prosperity for Canadian businesses and families,” concluded President Ryll.

Skills shortages Governments and businesses across regions and sectors will need to work cooperatively and aggressively to address this ubiquitous issue, particularly in four key areas: upskilling, immigration policies, education-employment alignment and Aboriginal education and workforce development. Barriers to world markets for Canadian energy products The overseas market will be of critical economic importance to Canada in the 21st century. Federal and provincial governments must act now to support the development of the infrastructure and relationships needed to realize the full potential of Canada’s energy endowment, or risk missing out on a historic opportunity. Inadequate workforce productivity Improved trends in business investment in productivityenhancing technologies and equipment are encouraging but still leave Canada underperforming relative to its competitors. To improve

Canada lacks a definitive innovation strategy that brings coherence to the many government policies and programs affecting private research, academic research, and commercialization. A clear approach that leads to action is urgently needed. Poor innovation leaves Canadian business vulnerable to competitors and to changing economic conditions. Deficient strategies for trade success in new markets Canada’s competitiveness is constrained by a focus on slow-growing, traditional markets. Canada must reduce its dependency upon its usual trading partners and expand its access to new markets in Asia, Africa, and South America. Legal access to these markets is but the first step. Canada needs to construct trade strategies that will turn access into success. Internal barriers to trade Canada is still far from being a barrier-free internal market. Internal trade barriers cost Canada’s economy more than $14 billion each year. Canadian business still has to petition

its productivity, Canada must leverage advanced technologies and efficient infrastructure, support efforts to raise literacy and numeracy levels among workers and ensure its EI program is not a disincentive to work. Inadequate public infrastructure planning Government commitments to infrastructure have been intermittent and the criteria changeable, making private sector investment difficult and expensive. Mobilizing private investment to finance public goals is essential for infrastructure development. Tax complexity and structure Canada’s tax system overrelies on income and profit taxes, the most economicallydamaging forms of taxation. Canada’s tax system is also overly complex and, as a result, imposes unnecessary and significant compliance and administration costs on businesses and consumers. Canada must create a simple, fair, and growth-oriented tax system. Poor innovation performance

governments for the “right” to sell goods and services in Canada. Canadian business needs a new agreement that will deliver a single, unimpeded marketplace for internal trade, labour mobility, and investment. Uncompetitive travel and tourism strategies Through a combination of high transportation costs and steadily reduced marketing efforts, Canada has slipped from seventh place among the world’s tourism destinations to 18th place in just a decade. A huge industry, critical in every region, is struggling with its competitiveness and needs public policies that are forward looking and supportive. Lack of access to capital A critical element of business competitiveness in any industry is access to capital—be it through venture capital or through foreign direct investment. Canada must support a sustainable private-sector led venture capital market and increase its appeal to foreign investors. Consult the Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness document at

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SPORTS NOTEBOOK Saturday, Feb. 23 Stampeders host Steelheads

Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer The Williams Lake Stampeders are headed to the Central Interior Hockey League playoff finals. The Stamps gutted out a bestof-three East Division final series against the Quesnel Kangaroos, winning 7-3 Sunday in Quesnel in game three following an 8-7 overtime setback Saturday. Both games two and three were scheduled to be played in Williams Lake. However, because the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex was closed due to the city union worker strike the games were moved to Quesnel. Saturday, things started out looking good for the Stamps, who quickly jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period following two markers — one shorthanded and one on the power play — from defenceman Brent McIsaac. Shortly into the second Francis Johnson put Williams Lake up 3-0, before Quesnel found its legs. Justin Fulton, Mike Kaluzny, Jeff Gagnon and Devon Whalen each lit the lamp for the ‘Roos within just over a 10-minute span in the second, before Williams Lake answered back with goals from Bill McGinnis, Jassi Sangha and Dylan Richardson to head into the final frame up 6-4. Quesnel’s Nick Tomasetti, Curtis Gassoff and Riley Ferster each found the twine to put the ‘Roos up 7-6 before Sangha, with his second of the night, forced the contest into overtime with 30 seconds remaining. Tomassetti proved to be the hero for Quesnel on the night, notching the overtime winner on lakecity netminder Justin Foote. Quesnel’s Ryan Manderson handled 38 of 45 shots in the win. Sunday’s sudden-death contest saw the Stampeders, again, jump out to an early lead after Sangha (shorthanded) and Nathan Zurak both scored to give Williams Lake a 2-1 edge headed into the second. Zurak went on to explode for five goals in the contest, scoring his fourth and fifth markers in the third period to put the series on ice. Sangha also added two goals in the contest for the Stamps. Foote picked up the win between the pipes for Williams Lake, stopping 31 shots. The Stamps will now meet the Smithers Steelheads in the CIHL final. Game one is scheduled to be played in Williams Lake at the CMRC this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. but, depending on the status of the city union worker strike, the game may be moved to Quesnel.

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Williams Lake PeeWee Tier 2 Timberwolves goaltender Dylan DeRose keeps his eyes fixed firmly on the puck as a group of his team mates converge on the net during an intersquad practice session held at the outdoor rink on the Alkali Lake Reserve (Esketemc First Nation) Feb. 10. The trip to Alkali (hometown of Timberwolf player Jimmy Belleau) was organized by Timberwolves team manager Quynn Passseri and her sister, Saibra Larden, among others. The fun-filled day included other family members who wished to take to the ice as well; fathers, cousins, uncles, younger and older siblings while the stands were populated by many onlookers (mothers and many grandparents). There was juice, coffee and hot dogs for all rinkside and at the end of the afternoon the opportunity to go for a ‘sweat’ at Fred Johnson’s home sweathouse (similar to a sauna).

Five times a charm for reps The Williams Lake Bantam Rep Timberwolves finally got the monkey off their backs Saturday in Williams Lake. The T-wolves, who’ve been the runners-up in all four of their tournaments this year, saved their best for home turf at the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association’s Bantam Tier 2 Tournament, pulling out a win in the final and capturing a championship win. Williams Lake hosted eight teams including Abbotsford, the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy (Kelowna), Terrace, Fort St. John, Prince George, Dawson Creek and a tier 1 team from Vernon. In their first game Friday morning Williams Lake dominated Dawson Creek but were only able to put one goal past the opposing team’s netminder, taking a 1-0 win. Williams Lake’s Griffen Outhouse handled everything thrown at him in the 1-0 win. In game two Williams Lake took a 6-3 win over POE, scoring three goals in the final frame to put the contest on ice. Hayden Lyons earned the win in net for the T-wolves. Game three saw Williams Lake face an unbeaten Vernon squad. Williams Lake jumped out to an early

The Williams Lake Stampeders, following a best-of-three defeat of the Quesnel Kangaroos to win the Central Interior Hockey League’s East Division title, host the Smithers Steelheads Saturday night in Williams Lake at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. However, depending what happens regarding the city union worker strike, the game may be moved to Quesnel. Check the Tribune Thursday for final time and location for game one of the CIHL final.

Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24 Senior Girls ‘AA’ North Central Zone Championships

The Williams Lake Stags senior girls basketball team plays host to the Senior Girls ‘AA’ North Central Zone Championships this weekend at Williams Lake Secondary School. Teams from WLSS, Quesnel and Prince George will be competing in the tournament. The winner at zones earns a berth to the 2013 B.C. ‘AA’ Basketball Championships.

Saturday, March 9

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Williams Lake Bantam Rep T-wolf Mitchell LaBossiere battles in front of the net during a 6-0 final win over Prince George Saturday. lead and never looked back, taking a 6-2 win, with Outhouse, again, earning the win. The perfect 3-0 round robin landed Williams Lake a spot in the final Saturday morning against league rival, the Prince George Cougars. Knowing they will be facing Prince George next weekend in the zone playdowns for a spot at provincials, Williams Lake appeared determined to come out and send a strong message to their opponents, quickly building a 4-0 lead after one period.

The T-wolves cruised the rest of the way, limiting Prince George to just a few scoring opportunities, capturing a 6-0 win. Outhouse earned his second shutout of the weekend in the contest. The T-wolves will now compete against the Cougars this weekend in a best-of-three playoff series for a provincial berth. Games one and two are scheduled to be played in Williams Lake this Saturday, Feb. 23. Game three, if necessary, goes in Prince George Sunday.

The Williams Lake Minor Fastball Association is hosting its first registration drive of the season Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Walmart. The WLMFA caters to players in divisions including T-ball, starting at age five, to mites, squirts, pee wees and bantams. The association is also looking for a few more volunteers for the upcoming season including positions as coaches, division managers and concession volunteers. For more information, or if you’d like to volunteer, contact WLMFA president Michele Tenning at 250-3926534.

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Grapplers score medals at Alberni invitational In preparation for the North Central Wrestling Zone Qualifiers last weekend, the Williams Lake Wrestling Club laced up its boots and headed to Port Alberni Feb. 9-10 for a tournament. “We have never attended this event in the past,” said Sonia Conrod, president and head coach of the Williams lake Wrestling Club. “We took the opportunity, carpooled with our neighbouring 100 Mile Wrestling Club and made the jaunt to the island.” Four athletes competed at the event – two from the WLWC and two from the 100 Mile Wrestling Club. “The competition

was fierce down on the island,” Sonia said. “Some of the best wrestling programs in B.C. are run there. It was one of the best-run tournaments we have attended and plan on revisiting the tournament in years to come.” In the schoolboy division, 100 Mile’s Kody Kennedy just missed the podium, coming fourth in his weight division. Makaela Lemon, representing the WLWC in the 73-kilogram School Girl division, fought hard to march home with a gold medal. 100 Mile House’s Tiana Dykstra was also sharp on the weekend, battling to a gold medal in the 43-kilogram

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Left: WLWC wrestler Mikaela Lemon controls her opponent. Right: The WLWC’s Braden Conrod shoots for a takedown at the Alberni Invitational Wrestling Tournament. weight class. “She had some tough matchups in the cadet division and wrestled

Minor fastball on deck for upcoming season The Williams Lake Minor Fastball Association is hoping its upcoming season will be a home run. Michele Tenning, president of the WLMFA, said the association will be hosting its first registration drive March 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Walmart. She added the WLMFA has seen a massive increase in registration over the past two years, having grown from 80 members in 2011, to 150 members last year in 2012. Also for the first time in many years last year, the WLMFA put togeth-

er a boys under-16 team, who went on to win silver at the BC Provincial ‘C’ Minor Fastball Championships in Clearwater. “We’ll be putting that team together again this year,” Tenning said. “We’re also looking to see if there’s an interest in putting a girls team together to go to tournaments because 100 Mile House, Quesnel and Prince George have big girls associations so if we could have a girls team they’d have lots of places to play.” Additionally, if there are enough players, they hope to send both

a under-12 and under-14 team to provincials. The WLMFA caters to players in divisions including T-ball, starting at age five, to mites, squirts, pee wees and bantams. Tenning added they’re also looking for more volunteers for the upcoming season. She said there’s a need for coaches, division managers and concession volunteers. “Look for registration flyers at your school,” she said. Or, for more information, or if you’d like to volunteer, contact Tenning at 250-392-6534.

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amazingly,” Sonia said. Braden Conrod, also representing the WLWC, grappled to

a fifth-place finish in the 54-kilogram cadet division, winning four out of six matchups in

his double-knockout bracket. “All the kids did amazing,” Sonia said.

For results from the North Central Wrestling Zone Qualifiers check a future Tribune.


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10:30 a.m. – Animal health technician Sabine Sassenrth gets Jake ready for surgery at Animal Care Hospital where he had a growth removed from his leg and his toe amputated. LeRae Haynes photo

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3:30 p.m. - Above, Launa Bartley, 5, and brother Dean, 2, enjoy the car cart at Save-On-Foods. Gaeil Farrar photo 6:15 p.m. - Centre right, Paradise Cinemas supervisor Sarah Selk gets some popcorn ready. Greg Sabatino photo 5:45 p.m. - Far right, Jael Tanis practices on the balance beams at the WL Gymnastics Club. Greg Sabatino photo 3:01 p.m. - Below left, Eric Wiebe from Core-Mark delivers eggs, bread and other supplies. Gaeil Farrar photo 9:35 a.m. - Below right, Delores Weins (left) gets her eyes checked by Dr. Dan Derksen at Cariboo Eye Care Clinic. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

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7:05 a.m. - Town Taxi driver Bill Grant waits to give his next customer a ride.

6:55 a.m. - Sales associates Jessica Morrow and Brittany Cox finish the night shift at 7-Eleven. Monica Lamb-Yorski photos

7:20 a.m. - Scott Lees receives an early morning hair cut from Sindee Brown at Mago Hair Design.

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6:50 a.m. - Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim club members left to right Coral Choi, Madisson Blusson, Nadia Klaue, Marlee Russell, and Trayden Stewart listen intently to direction from swim coach Chad Webb (not pictured.)

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7:35 a.m. - Donna Knous, owner manager at LD’s Cafe on Oliver Street, serves customers Ollie and Richard Martens.

7:50 a.m. - Bakery employee Faye Dixon adds the finishing touch to buns freshly out of the oven at the Canada Safeway bakery.

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A Day in the Life, Tuesday February 19, 2013 3 8:05 a.m. - Sacred Heart Catholic School students Alicia William and April Frank wait for the school bus on 10th Avenue North. Monica Lamb-Yorski photos

8:18 a.m. - Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake B.C. Aboriginal Mine Training Association, Mining Essential for an entry-level workforce program students Aaron Harry, Jeremie Jimmie and Rennie Jack relax before classes.

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8:46 a.m. - Nesika elementary school student Seth Forseille’s happy the snow days continue at school.

9:01 a.m. - Canada Post letter carrier Jozie Maas on Moon Avenue. Maas has been a letter carrier in Williams Lake for the past seven years. 9:12 a.m. - Liz Hinsche is a among a group of women enjoying a morning work out at Curves.

9:25 a.m. - Zora Vignjevic of BeeLine Courier does her weekly emptying of the donation bins for Big Brothers Big Sisters. It’s twice a week the summer.


10:30 a.m. - The store is open at Williams Lake Seniors Village and volunteer shop keeper Jean Grimard greets shoppers. LeRae Haynes photos

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10:50 a.m. - Jason Sim and his two-and-a-half year old son Jacob Makonin enjoy the Strong Start program at Cataline Elementary School.

11:15 a.m. - Dr. Doug Magnowski at Animal Care Hospital tends to a pygmy owl that was brought to the clinic from Second Chance Wildlife Rescue. 11:45 a.m. - Strong Start facilitator Tanya Johnson shares songs, rhymes and games at Marie Sharpe Elementary School, giving parents a fun place to play with their little ones in a positive school environment.

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11:55 a.m. - Master technician Tom Pilgrim checks for an oil leak at Cariboo GM where has been working at the dealership for more than 35 years.

12:10 p.m. - Tiffany Simard and Leanne Kunka at the Hobbit House offer custom beverages and treats to customers, including organic, raw juice smoothies.

12:25 p.m. - A key is cut with precision at by Krista Delainey at Delainey’s Lock and Key. Customers can have locks re-keyed, and get scissors sharpened.

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12:35 p.m. - Love is in the air at Lavender Lingerie where Bernadette Casler offers beautiful gift ideas for Valentine’s Day and every day, including gift baskets and gift certificates. LeRae Haynes photo

12:45 p.m. - It’s all fun and games at Wise Owl Toys where Sandy Fehr displays the new Playmobile ‘take-alongs,’ popular toys in a carrying case for travel convenience. LeRae Haynes photo 12:55 p.m. - At left, Darlene Rogers at the Gazebo Flower and Gift Shoppe says that Valentine’s Day is their busiest and happiest day of the year, when male customers line up to purchase lovely cut flowers, custom creative arrangements and gift baskets. LeRae Haynes photo

1:40 p.m. - Ann Ravenhill (above) is one of many great cooks at the Seniors’ Activity Centre cleans up after lunch. Gaeil Farrar photo

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2:55 p.m. - Brooke Albers opens the Cariboo Potters Guild kiln at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre. Gaeil Farrar photo

2:46 p.m. - Linda Helm (left), Vi Burrill, Karen Chapman, and Rob Hamm are deep into an afternoon game of bridge at the Seniors’ Activity Centre. Gaeil Farrar photo

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2:06 p.m. - Trudi Potgietev (front right), visiting from South Africa, joins the art class at Elder College taught by retired art teacher Wally Chernoff (left) at the Seniors’ Activity Centre. 2:03 p.m. - Cariboo Potters Guild member Lesley Lloyd introduces potter Ernest Hall from Creekside Studio and Gallery in Bella Coola to the local arts scene at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre. Gaeil Farrar photos

A Day in the Life 2:22 p.m. - Kera-Lee Judd feeds the fish at Total Pet.

2:37 p.m. - Arllys Tear adjusts the Montana jewellery display at Cariboo Spurs Apparel and Tack.

2:56 p.m. - Mitch Pelletier gives Aaron Brown a hair cut at the Man Cave at Intrigue Hair Studio.

3:01 p.m. - Bonnie Johannesen (left) and Kim Tranq are ready for customers at Williams Lake Handi-Mart.


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3:08 p.m. - Lorne Holt (left) and Daryl Anthony do their laundry at Scrub UR Duds laundromat in Williams Lake. Gaeil Farrar photos

3:25 p.m. - Ava Lilly, 5, and Courtney Lulua, 15, walk home from school together followed by another small group of children.

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3:38 p.m. - Hattie Darney gets her baby Cassandra, two-and-a-half months, ready for a shopping trip.

3:48 p.m. - Lloyd Antypowich (left) , author of A Hunting We Did Go (left) and his wife Gloria, author of Hearts at Risk and You Can Run check in with clerk Allie Gardner and Save-On-Foods book store manager Michelle Nolin (third from left) to see how their books are selling.

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4:04 p.m. - At left, Chevron Town Pantry employee John Humphrey helps out customers during his evening shift. Greg Sabatino photos

4:45 p.m. - Right, Red Tomato Pies employee Greg Russell slices a fresh Hawaiian pizza, fresh from the oven.

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4:57 p.m. - Members of the Williams Lake Speed Skating Club wrap up their evening practice at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Greg Sabatino photos

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6:35 p.m. - Shogun Martial Arts Academy students (from left) Tanna Lauriente, Teagan Lauriente, Katie Armes and Natasha Brown warm up during an evening martial arts class.

5:25 p.m. - City of Williams Lake Rec and Roll participants (from left) Shamus McGuire, Rheydon Alphonse, Ian Foster, Logan Elzinga and Hayden Pattie have some fun sliding in the snow at Marie Sharpe elementary.

6:57 p.m.- Brent Morrison warms up prior to playing in Tuesday’s Commercial Bowling League at Cariboo Bowling Lanes.


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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK Tuesday, Feb. 19 Arts Fest at TRU

Some art work from the Central Interior Arts Council’s juried Arts Fest 2012 exhibition is hanging at the Thompson Rivers University campus in Williams Lake this month. Paintings on display are by Tahirih Goffic, Thomas Johnson, Sharron MacBride, Lynne Martens, Hugh Perkins, Azucena Rudland, Linda Lee Sjodin, and Paula S. Cara.

Friday, March 8 International Women’s Day dinner at TRU Gaeil Farrar photos

Tyra McMillan-Wilde has her hair done by stylist Mitch Pelletier of Intrigue Hair Studio for her role in the fashion show modelling bridesmaid dresses.

There was a full house Sunday at the Elks Hall for the fourth annual Bridal Fair and Expo hosted by Event Essentials. Above, bride to be, Allison McDonald (left), chats with event organizer Tovi Pare. Allison and Wesley Gainer are set to wed in Likely this summer on Aug. 10. The event included lots of vendors with ideas for brides plus entertainment and a fashion show.

Busting myths at TRU open house LeRae Haynes Tribune Staff Writer The doors at Thompson Rivers University in Williams Lake were open to the community for an entertaining and unique event last week. Various departments in the university held ‘myth busting’ games, puzzles and activities, with door prizes and a lucky horse shoe. Questions were posed and answered, such as ‘Can the flu shot give you the flu?’ and ‘Can lint build-up in your clothes dryer result in a house fire?’ and ‘Did aliens build the pyramids?’ as well as ‘Does the government keep insects in our food?’ The event included opportunities to walk under an open ladder, open an umbrella indoors and throw salt over your left shoulder. Myths included ‘Everyone has the freedom to read whatever they want’, ‘Food cannot be refrozen after it was been thawed,’ ‘Grammar saves lives’ and the ‘Myth of big numbers.’ The TRU nursing program had a puzzle game where people matched symptoms to either the

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 Univerity 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

Sunday, March 3 Parade of Choirs

The Parade of Choirs 2013 will take place on Sunday, March 3 starting at 2 p.m. at Cariboo Bethel Church. The event will feature Eclectica from 100 Mile House, the Cariboo Seniors’ Choir, Quintet Plus, Willow, and the Cariboo Men’s Choir. The event is a fundraiser for the Hough Memorial Cancer Society. Admission is by donation.

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TRU anthropology professor Beth Bedard talked about aliens and pyramids with Claire Munroe, 7, Elliot Munroe, 4, and Jeremy Munroe, 10, when they attended the Myth Busters event. cold or the flu. They did things like listen to ‘patients’ breathing with a stethoscope to hear the differences between a cold and bronchial pneumonia, experience proper hand-washing technique to avoid the spread of colds and flues and

see the myth that a flu shot can give you the flu thoroughly busted. Professor Beth Bedard addressed the myth that aliens built the pyramids, entertaining guests of all ages with facts about archeology, history and engineering.

Participants enjoyed the opportunity to learn new facts, dispel myths and interact with staff and teachers in a university setting. Coming up at TRU on March 2 is the ‘Splash of Colour’ gala fundraiser for local bursaries for students.

Tuesday, March 12 Terri Clark concert

Canadian country singing star Terri Clark will be live in concert at the Gibraltar Room in Williams Lake on Tuesday, March 12 starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 (cash) and available only at Margetts Meats and Bob’s Shoes, Workwear and Repair.

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LeRae Haynes Special to The Tribune Thompson Rivers University in Williams Lake will welcome the community to a ‘Splash of Colour’ gala fundraiser on March 2 to raise money for bursaries for local students. TD Bank is the presenting sponsor of the event starting with cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and a dance at 9 p.m. with March Hare from Vancouver. The fundraising goal of the gala is $50,000 for bursaries for students at the Williams Lake campus, says Jay Cheek, treasurer for the 2012 TRU gala event, and chair of the 2013 fundraiser. Last year the event raised $40,000, even though organizers only had six weeks to put the party together, Cheek says. There were 10 concurrent studies awards of $500 each given to Grade 11/12 students enrolling in university courses while pursuing secondary education, 10 Williams Lake TRU Grit entrance awards of $2,000 each given to students in Grade 11 with a grade average of 70 per cent who wrote a letter outlining why they want to attend university. “This year we had longer to plan and have high hopes for a very successful event. The March Hare Band from Vancouver is coming back this year: they do a great show,” Cheek explained. “There will be a silent and a live auction and Ramada Inn is catering the meal.” 
The idea for the gala originated when a handful of business people from the community and TRU director Ray Sanders started brainstorming ways to ‘grow’ the university, raise its profile in the community and encourage the attendance of international students.” “It makes perfect sense for our community to support our university—giving our young people the best start and the best options possible. It’s a huge benefit for our

March Hare from Vancouver will return as the dance band for the Splash of Colour gala coming at Thompson Rivers University in Williams Lake on Saturday, March 2.

local young people to have the option of their first year or two in their own community. They can save about $8,000 a year,” he continued. “I think that having TRU here is an untapped opportunity. You can take your LPN here, and the first two years of a business degree. I’d like to see a full degree program here, and for that to happen we need to increase enrollment. Having bursaries available and offering incentive for international students is a positive step in the right direction.” 
He said that the gala will be a fun party with first-class food and entertainment. “We want to showcase our Williams Lake university,” he said. “This is a good cause and a good time and all money raised stays in our community to support local students.” He added that a capacity crowd of 240 people is expected and nearly half of the tickets are sold. Tickets are $95 per person and are available at TRU, at RH2 Foodservices and at PMT Accounting. For more information contact Betty Turatus at 250-392-8057 or

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Heritage Week in Williams Lake Williams Lake City Council has proclaimed the week of Feb. 18-24, 2013 as Heritage Week in the City. This year’s Heritage Week theme is Good Neighbours: Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods. To celebrate Heritage Week and to promote the city’s historic sites and buildings, the Heritage Advisory Committee will offer a walking tour on Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. Join Heritage Committee members for a one-hour walk downtown and around the Stampede Grounds to learn about buildings and sites of historical significance in the downtown area in the neighbourhood. The City of Williams Lake Heritage Advisory Committee and the Cariboo Regional District’s Heritage Committee have teamed up to bring a number of speakers together for a moderated, conversational event called “Heritage Circles”. The event takes place Feb. 23 from 1-5 p.m., at the Museum of the Cariboo-Chilcotin located at 113 Fourth Ave. N. Attendants are encouraged to bring personal stories about growing up in the area to share.


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McLeese Lake celebrates winter fun days Rhonda Kolcun Special to The Tribune As McLeese Lake and area residents celebrated a Winter Fun Day in McLeese Lake on Feb. 2, they are were grateful that Mother Nature cooperated by supplying the best possible weather for the event. It was definitely a great time with many activities for the more than 100 people who attended this fun-filled day. There was ice fishing, snowmobile runs, hay eRides, socializing aroundrthe campfires and enjoying a very tasty lunch. The lunch included delicious chilli made by Jackie King, roast beef and beef dip made by Greg Foster, cook your own hot dogs and marshmallows over the camp fire, brownies supplied by yours truly, coffee and hot chocolate. This occasion was sponsored by the McLeese Lake Recreation Society and they were grateful that several people worked hard to

Resort co-owner Rob Swaan’s grandchildren Aiden, Andie and Austyn Kishkan from Quesnel really enjoyed themselves at the recent Winter Fun Day held in McLeese Lake. They had a lot of fun roasting their hot dogs and marshmallows on the open fire. make the day the huge success it was. Thank you very much to the cooks and to Maj Sutherland and Jackie King for serving the guests all day, to Howie Chamberlin, Daniel Jalbert, Greg Foster and Mark Ralph for their help with the ice rink. This event would not have been possible with-

out the generosity of Rob and Jim Swaan for the use of their property and tent. Rob Chamberlin and Gail Parish did an awesome job running the snow machine runs all day as well. Finally a huge thank you goes out to Jeremy Kishkan for bringing his sleigh and horses for the hay ride. This was one of the big-

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Gayle Parish and Rob Chamberlin stop for a quick bite to eat before heading out on to the ice to organize the snow machine runs at the recent Winter Fun Day held in McLeese Lake. Foodbank. The society needs your support too. Please come out to the annual general meeting being held at the McLeese Lake Hall on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 7 p.m. In order for the com-

gest hits of the day. The local community was so supportive, first of all by attending and participating in all the events and secondly by donating $150 and more than 300 pounds of food to the Williams Lake


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Locally owned business for sale with lots of potential. Contracts with Walmart, Save On Foods, Safeway, Denny’s, A&W and Dairy Queen. I deliver to other restaurants and small stores. Price includes delivery truck. $110,000. Contact Jeremy Phelps at, phone 1-250-320-0957.

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

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Financial Services

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Full Time and Part Time Applicant must have Class 4 Drivers License, Chauffeurs Permit and a clean criminal record. Must submit Driver’s Abstract. Apply in person attention Bhupinder or TJ. 132 S Mackenzie Ave.

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.

Full Time Tow Truck Drivers Wanted

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

Must submit drivers abstract with resume. No phone calls please

Bee Jay Auto

WRECKING & TOWING 765 N. Mackenzie Ave.

EXPERIENCED PARTS Person for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft. store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message for Information: 1800-972-0209. 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)302-9108. PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to or fax 780-955HIRE or 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.

Income Opportunity EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T immediate openings. Easy computer work, other positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed.

Professional/ Management DIRECTOR OF Public Works & Engineering, Competition #13-05 for the City of Quesnel. Please refer to our website at for more information on municipal services and a full job description. City of Quesnel, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel BC V2J 7J5 Fax (250) 992-2206 or Email:

Trades, Technical SHORE MECHANIC – F/T Heavy Duty Mechanic Certificate or equivalent w/5 yrs exp. www.westcoast

M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.


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VERNON 100 Mile House 6´, 8´, 10´, 20´ & 40´ sizes available. Safe. Portable. Affordable. Rent or buy. Call Jason 250-296-9092.


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

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind and a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted Join the AXIS Team in Williams Lake!

If you have a passion and desire to work with youth/ adults with developmental disabilities, youth at risk this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. We have the following positions available:

• Residence Workers • Respite Caregivers

For further information on these positions refer to our website under job opportunities. Please fax your resume to 250-851-2977 or email Only those short listed will be contacted.

Executive Director

Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District Do you have a passion for working with youth so they can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and life skills? Do you pride yourself on your ability to build strong relationships across a wide spectrum of stakeholders within your community? Do you have a proven track record of implementing creative and effective fundraising campaigns as well as strong financial management skills? Are you a strong team builder recognized for your success in effectively managing non-profits, ideally with organizations serving youth? If so, we would like to hear from you. For complete information and application instructions, visit (Job Postings section).

Sex and the Kitty A single unspayed cat can produce 470,000 offspring in just seven years. Sadly, most of them end up abandoned at BC SPCA shelters or condemned to a grim life on the streets. Be responsible - don’t litter.

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

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March 1

March 4 - 19 or April 15 - 30

Training for Level 1 Training for Advanced Level 3

Melanie Funk

CHN/HCN Position 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

E.M.P. Instructor/Trainer/Evaluator Registered Training Agency for Worksafe BC

Group Rates Available

Workplace Level 1 Transportation Endorsement Pediatric Courses Automated External Defibrillator C.P.R. All Levels Advanced Level 3


Committed to training excellence!

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!


Williams Lake

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Rent a High Definition Projector and 100” Screen for only $ 199/night or $249/weekend

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Pets & Livestock

Real Estate




Feed & Hay

Acreage for Sale

Duplex / 4 Plex

Exc. quality horse & good feeder hay, round bales, & large squares. (250)296-3651 Fox Mtn. Ranch. Hay for Sale 5’x5’ rnd bales, Alfalfa Timothy 1450lbs. Excellent horse hay, 2nd cut. Cell (250)305-9931. 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.

MOVE TO KIMBERLEY! Large Homesites from $100K. Home + lot start at $290K. Visit for more info. Call 403-265-6180

Commercial/ Industrial

Mobile Homes & Pads

Pets 7 mnth female malti poo, vet checked, shots, house trained, very friendly. $350 (250)3986681 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

Merchandise for Sale

$300 & Under Collapsible ďŹ shing tent $260 Call (250)296-3462

$400 & Under Box spring mattress brand new, $350 Call (250)296-3462

$500 & Under Table Saw (250)296-3462



Firearms WANTED: Old lever action Winchester rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Firewood/Fuel Dry, Fir, and Pine, $150 full cord, $180 full cord split. Covered by Work Safe BC Timber Mark #A90654. Please leave message # (250)267-7950 Firewood For Sale $220.per 320 cubic foot trailer load delivered (250)398-0641

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

Misc. for Sale SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info and DVD: 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 778-281-0030 WANTED: Old lever action Winchester rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

For Sale By Owner

Retail Spaces for lease at 150 Mile Center Mall, 530 sq.ft each (250)296-4515 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

3bdrm 2bath suites, plus 1 bdrm bsmt suite in adult duplex. $1500/mo +util n/s n/p r/r Avail Feb. 15. (250)296-3359 Two 2bdr. units in tri-plex, in South lakeside area, quiet adult orientated, w/d, storage, yard, small pet ok, one vehicle parking $600 & $700/mo. plus util. Avail. March 1st (250)305-2241 Two 3bdrm. lower suites $850/mo. + util. avail. Feb. 15th, n/s n/p r/r (250)296-3359

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

2 and 3 bdrm mobile homes f/s n/p Call (250)392-7617

Homes for Rent 2 and 3 bdrm. houses. 2 full bathrooms, n/p F/S Please call (250)392-7617. 3bdrm 1300 sqft living space with large private yard and plenty of storage f/s w/d d/w n/s pets neg. $1,095/mo +util. avail. end of March. (250)2679686

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

Fax 250-392-5440 •

Lube Shop & Car Wash Open 7 Days A Week 5V^6ɈLYPUN Auto +LtHPSPUN 10 MINUTEŽ OIL CHANGE

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1268 S. Broadway Ave.


Apt/Condo for Rent

Mobile Audio Service


Industrial Audiometric Technician Industrial / Commercial / Logging / Construction

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

Dwight Satchell Box 4105, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2V2 250-392-2922 • 1-866-327-8678 Fax: 250-392-2947




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


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

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

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

FOR ALL YOUR AUTO REPAIRS Serving the Cariboo since 1981

Government Inspections Shuttle Service

2bdrm apt, 1144 N. MacKenzie Ave, n/s n/p $600/mo. plus utilities. (250)303-2233


Licensed Technician

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

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.

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

Phone 250-392-3522 • Fax 250-392-3548

Welcome Michelle!

Clean, lakeview, 1bdr. apart. $475./mo. util. incl., n/s, quiet working person preferred, f/s, n/p. r/r (250)398-7361

Michelle (Ball) LaPlace Our business Master Colorist & isTexture your Specialist 20business... years experience Former Educator for ISO,


Williams Lake

405 Mackenzie Avenue South, Williams Lake

HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNERS Borland Valley, 150 Mile House, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath on 5 acres. Fully fenced, large gourmet kitchen. Large shop and 5 open bays. Too many upgrades to mention. Must see at: $525,000. To view please call: (250)296-3271 id #456757136


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Homes for Rent

Cars - Sports & Imports

Beautiful upstairs of 3 bdrm house,3000sq ft, skylight, sundeck, garage,workshop n/p $900/mnth(250)392-6352 COZY, comfortable, clean & quiet. Freshly updated 1 bedroom cottage. Washer/dryer incl. Ref req’d, no pets or smoking. $615/mth, lease preferred. 778-464-4633

Free Utilities - Free View

Impressive 3bdrm upper suite with private deck. In desirable area, close to downtown. Including f/s, w/d, d/w. Pets neg, n/s. $1,200/month. Available March 1st (250)267-9686

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

Shared Accommodation Roommate needed to share small 3bdrm house. $450/mo incl util. $150 S/D (778)4120040 after 6:30pm weekdays, anytime on weekends.

1987 Tercel Runs well, 2nd owner. 200,000 + kms. $1200 OBO. Call/leave message for Vic (250)267-9565

Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at Snowmobiles

Suites, Lower

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

1 bdrm bsmt suite clean, n/s, n/p, laundry. 1 person preferred. $525 per month. (250)398-7508 avail. Mar 1/13

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



Cariboo Regional District



Protective Services Inventory Project

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Bright clean 3bdrm upper floor near downtown. New w/d, gas range. Avail March 1st r/r n/s n/p $1100/mnth utilities incl (250)392-9580 Semi-furnished one bedroom and den in quiet home, suit single professional, n/s, n/p, r/r. (250)267-5759.

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Auto Accessories/Parts F 450 superduty motor 7.3 litre diesel 9turbo new 1000 km only $3500 (250)989-4207

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2 bdrm ground level, close to school and bus stop,working people,r/r,ult. includ. n/p (250)305-1213

Suites, Upper

Personal Hearing Check

The Cariboo Regional District Ěoes not binĚ itself to acceƉt the loǁest or anLJ ƉroƉosal anĚ reserǀes the right to reũect all ƉroƉosals anĚ to negoƟate ǁith anLJ ƉroƉonent͘ ^elecƟon ǁill be baseĚ uƉon such factors as qualiĮcaƟons͕ edžƉerience͕ references͕ total fees͕ Ɵŵetable for coŵƉleƟon anĚ oǀerall funcƟonalitLJͬ suitabilitLJ of ƉroƉosal͘

1bdr. suite $550/mo. 1 person $650/mo. 2 persons heat & light included n/s, n/p, r/r. (250) 305-6045.

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

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

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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


Do you sometimes feel that people are mumbling or not speaking clearly? Do you have difficulty understanding speech on the telephone? Have you ever been exposed to loud or continuous noise?

Do you hear better in one ear than with the other? Do you experience chronic noise in your ears? Do you find it difficult to follow conversations in a noisy restaurant or crowed room?

Do your family and/or friends complain about your hearing? If you have answered YES to any of these questions it may mean that you have a hearing problem. Call today to book your Hearing Evaluation or FREE consultation. If you are 65 plus you can receive a complimentary hearing exam.

Have your Hearing examined today so you will be able to Hear Clear tomorrow. Fawn Povelofskie IAT, RHIP Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner

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

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