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On March 3, 60-year-old Gary Price was reported missing. He was last seen in Likely on Thursday, Feb. 28. Price lives in a remote area past Yanks Peak, a popular destination for snow mobile enthusiasts. RCMP and Search and Rescue are searching an area near Yanks Peak. Anyone with knowledge of Price’s whereabouts, is requested to call the RCMP immediately at 250-392-6211.

TRU gala a success The TRU Splash of Colour fundraising gala on Saturday was another big success raising almost $40,000 for bursaries and scholarships for local university students, say organizers.

Inside the Tribune NEWS A2 Roger William new Xeni Gwet’in chief. SPORTS Steelhead win CIHL title.


COMMUNITY A13 Cowboy heritage celebrated. Weather outlook: Cloudy today, sunny tomorrow.

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Glendale Elementary School students recently celebrated their Le Carnaval de Quebec day. Students took part in a variety of activities including building snow sculptures (above), snow shoeing, Norwegian skiing, and cabane a sucre or making maple syrup taffy.

Hospital plan ready to take next step Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Residents can expect to take the next step for the Cariboo Memorial Hospital master plan within the next six months. At a CRD public meeting held Thursday in Williams Lake, Interior Health’s president and chief executive officer Dr. Robert Halpenny said

that next step is to do a functional and indicative design. The plan includes clinical expansion, a new parking lot, an additional 32 to 34 beds, a heli-pad on top of a roof, and changing where the ambulance arrives. “The next step is to go through a process where we’ll really get down to where we’ll put things,” he said. Rarely do communities build new hospitals, Halpenny added.

Typically they are built onto an older building, and that increases complications around wiring, asbestos, and sewage. “We have to figure out if we’re going to add on, how much is it going to cost to do that,” Halpenny explained. Once there’s a conceptual plan, it will be submitted to the Ministry of Health, followed up by a business case, outlining costs to build and

costs to run the facility. Interior Health will be returning to the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District requesting funds to do the functional planning, he said. CCRHD chair John Massier said the confirmation the plan will move to the next stage is good news. See RESIDENTS Page A3

DeGagne, CAO without job seeks legal counsel Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer

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Don DeGagne, the chief administrative officer who learned last week he was no longer being hired by the City of Williams Lake, confirmed he has retained legal counsel. Based on legal advice, he said he has also asked the city to retract a media release in which the city stated it had decided not to hire him. “I have asked them to retract their Feb. 28 media release as it is inac-

curate,” DeGagne said in an e-mail to the Tribune Monday. DeGagne and his girlfriend relocated to Williams Lake on Tuesday, Feb. 26 with the intention of starting his job as CAO for the city on Friday, Mar. 1. as per his contract. “I can confirm that we had secured a residence and had moved in,” DeGagne said. “My girlfriend had been in contact with School District 27 regarding work as a teacher-on-call. We are understandably very shocked and distressed by what transpired

thereafter.” In that Feb. 28 press release the city said mayor and council had decided that DeGagne would not be appointed as CAO for the city. “We have great respect for the many years of experience, accomplishments and skills that Mr. DeGagne has to offer,” Cook noted in the release, adding council has decided that he was “not the best fit for our particular needs at this time.” The city said it will continue its search for a new CAO, and the city

wished DeGagne the best of luck. “We are confident that, with his experience, accomplishments and skills, he will have success in his future endeavours.” The Tribune was told that DeGagne showed up for work on Friday not knowing his contract had been severed. Cook, however, said she met with DeGagne face to face on Wednesday to tell him the city had changed its mind and followed up by a phone conversation with him on Thursday.


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Roger William new Xeni Gwet’in chief NEW!!! Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer

Roger William has been elected as Chief for Xeni Gwet’in (Nemiah Valley). In the election for chief held Feb. 27, during a second round of voting, William received 133 votes and existing Chief Marilyn Baptiste received 94. From the Nemiah Rodeo and Mountain Race Loonie Auction and Dinner at the Xeni Gwet’in Youth Centre Wednesday evening, William spoke by phone saying he’s happy and honoured to be elected. “Our voter turnout was 227 from 324 eligible voters. That’s a great

turnout,” he said. As of Wednesday evening, he is chief. On Thursday he met with the band council for a general assembly at 1 p.m. William was chief for 17 years between 1991 and 2008, and served as band councillor the last five years. In January, before he decided whether to run for chief, he said he wasn’t sure if that long term as chief would harm or help his campaign. Under the custom election system, chiefs are elected for a fiveyear term. There were five people running for chief this time around. Elections for band councillors will be in June.

Xeni Gwet’in Chief Roger William Because he was a councillor the band will meet with elders and former chiefs to decide what to do with his vacant position. Leading up the election, candidates heard clearly from the community that the main

issues are economic development, tourism, and a home for elders in Xeni Gwet’in. “We also heard that our community wants to continue working with the Tsilqhot’in National Government, and other First Nations across B.C.,” William said. He was surprised by the results, he admitted, but in a sense always felt good going into the election. “It’s always nerve-wracking, but I’ve been here before,” he said. “The people who wanted a change have put me back in.” Presently William works at the TNG and represents Area J in the Cariboo Regional District.

“I will be at the board meeting on Friday,” he confirmed. “People have asked if I will finish off my term and I tell them I will because there’s so much that could happen in the region.” Besides, he said, his involvement in Area J is important. “Not only in my community, but with ranchers and tourism operators in the region. Then there’s our rights and title case and the New Prosperity Mine proposal’s environmental review.” Not too worried about tackling all that immediately, William said he planned to enjoy the rest of his evening.

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(BCYCNA) Awards. Sabatino is nominated as a top-three finalist in the feature photo, colour, category, for a photo called Toughin’ it out through the dust, taken during the 2012 Williams Lake Stampede mountain horse race. Other finalists in the category are Justin Samson of the Coast Reporter and Rob Newell of the Outlook West Vancouver. Winners will be announced April 20 at a gala event at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.

The Cariboo Regional District recently learned its second application to the Gas Tax Program submitted in 2011 for the $15 million required to construct the Mountview Water and Sewer System, was not approved. More than 200 applications were submitted during the last intake for a total request of $440 million, however; only $53 million was available for distribution. The Cariboo Regional District, on behalf of the residents of the Dog Creek/Mountview area, has made grant applications to senior levels of government during the last few years for the con-

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struction of a community water and sewer system. The first application submitted in 2010 for $15 million was also not approved for funding. “Unfortunately at this time, no major grant programs are available to receive applications, but we will continue to look for alternative funding opportunities,” stated Electoral Area E Director, Byron Kemp. “That project is well overdue.”  As new grant programs become available, the Cariboo Regional District will continue to submit applications to seek funding for the Mountview Water and Sewer System.

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•Businesses nominated must be located within the City of Williams Lake boundaries. •Individuals can live outside the boundaries but must provide a service to the citizens of Williams Lake. •Individuals, organizations and businesses are eligible for nominations. •A call for Accessibility Award of Merit nominations will be initiated in January and the closing date for nominations is April 5, 2013. •The nominee has demonstrated a commitment to increase accessibility above and beyond what is required by law or regulation. •The nominee has improved accessibility for persons with disabilities or special needs. •The business, individual or group being nominated must have provided a service for the citizens of Williams Lake. •The nominator must provide strong evidence in support of the nominee’s contribution and/or commitment. Letters of support and photographs will enhance the nomination. •Nominators can submit more than one nomination and they cannot nominate themselves. •Improvements or contributions should have occurred within the last two years. Nomination forms are available at www. Application deadline is April 5, 2013. Awards will be announced during Access Awareness Day on Saturday June 1, 2013. For more information please contact Deborah Radolla at 250-392-1788.


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Residents listen in on CMH plans Continued From Page A1 “That will really show people of this community that you really do see the hospital moving forward,” Massier said. Presently 64 per cent of people who arrive at the hospital in Williams Lake stay there. Another 18 per cent transfer to Royal Inland in Kamloops. “By far the majority stay within the authority, and others will transfer to Vancouver or Prince George,” Halpenny said. He described IH as a “rural” health authority. “We’re different than the north in that the north has smaller numbers of communities that are further dispersed. We’ve got communities that are 250 people and are within 40 or 50 miles.” The priority is to make sure patients in dire circumstances can get to the right place at the right time. “The next step is to work with communi-

ties for the provision of primary care. The provision is going to change dramatically in the next 20 years. We have this pitch in the field that we need to have a doctor for everything.” He said he doesn’t think that’s going to happen. Rather, people will rely on the Internet and connections with professionals in other locations and the advent of nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants. Massier shared concerns he has received by letter, including from residents in the Chilcotin because there is only one doctor stationed there and he is approaching retirement. Halpenny said the vacant position will go on the list for physician recruitment and is a priority. “We make our priority for physician recruitment for areas that end up having three or less physicians. In a community like that it becomes a priority. We also have no intention of changing the nurse prac-

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Greg Ashley (left) speaks with IH CAO Dr. Robert Halpenny. titioner stationed in the Chilcotin either.” Under the new First Nations Health Authority, the federal government has given the money for health to the First Nations. “It’s not a bad thing. The First Nations Health Authority does have a really interesting and terrific vision for health care for First Nations. It is a primary care model,

just as we’re trying to develop in our health care, but it also has culturally sensitive and holistic components which we all could pay some attention to,” Halpenny responded in concerns raised about how those changes will impact the way health care will be delivered. Massier asked if that health care will be open to all Cariboo Chilcotin residents — First Nations

and non-First Nations, however, Halpenny said that is something that will have to be discussed. The money that came from the federal government is specifically for First Nations on reserve, he explained. Halpenny showed a slide indicating that provincial funding increases to health authorities are declining. In 2010/11 the in-

crease was $79 million, in 2011/12 it was $76 million, in 2012/13 it was $78 million, in 2013/14 it will be $53 million and in 2014/15 it will be $27 million. “With an increase in the population of elders, wouldn’t it be logical to keep increasing?” Bernard Littlejohn asked. Responding IH board chair Norm Embree said health authorities have had to adjust by doing more with less or more with the same. “Technology has played a huge role in helping with that, but that’s not to minimize that we will be under a huge amount of pressure.” Greg Ashley urged IH to encourage more student physiotherapists to come to Williams Lake. Ollie Martens asked why IH is spending 50 per cent less on capital funding in the region, compared to the capital spending of Northern Health in the region in the last decade.

Halpenny said IH disagrees with those figures. “We went back and compared the two specifically Quesnel and Williams Lake, the major difference was in this area we didn’t put the money in to build a residential care facility, we went to a private partner. The private partner built it so we didn’t have to spend the money.” Martens asked why Williams Lake cannot have more public-funded extended care spaces than exist now. “We have a lot of people that are staying home who do not have the proper care,” Martens said. “Not everyone can afford the private place. I think the citizens in this town deserve better.” Home support numbers have been increased “dramatically” to try and keep people at home because there are statistics that show if people remain at home they live longer and there’s less risk of things like infections,” Halpenny replied.

Federal panel invites comments on New Prosperity proposal The federal panel reviewing the proposed New Prosperity GoldCopper Mine Project has invited the public to comment on the additional information filed by Taseko Mines Limited. Additional information was provided in response to questions the panel sent to the propo-

nent on Nov. 26 and Dec. 10, 2012. The questions were issued following the panel’s review of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), submitted by Taseko on Sept. 26, 2012, and the panel’s review of the comments received during the public comment period. A 15-day public com-

ment period is being provided to give Aboriginal groups, the public, governments and other participants an opportunity to submit their views in writing to the panel on the adequacy and technical merit of the additional information submitted by the proponent as measured against the EIS guidelines.

The opportunity to present more detailed views and information on the project and its environmental effects will be provided at the subsequent public hearing. After receiving the comments, the panel will determine if the EIS is sufficient to proceed to public hearing based on its own review of the ad-

ditional information and on its review of the comments received. If the panel determines the EIS, supplemented by the additional information, is insufficient to proceed to public hearing, it will ask the proponent to provide further information in the necessary areas. If the panel determines

it has sufficient information to proceed to public hearing, a public notice will be issued 30 days before the commencement of the hearing. The panel must receive all comments by Mar. 16, 2013. Comments will be considered public and posted on the online registry for this project.

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“While mining companies around the world announced asset writedowns, capital expenditure overruns and operating cost inflation, we advanced our business plan of investing in our mining operations and development assets within defined economic constraints.” Taseko reported in

2012 it had revenues of $253.6 million from the sale of 66 million pounds of copper and one million pounds of molybdenum of which 75 per cent is Taseko’s share. The total production at Gibraltar Mine northeast of Williams Lake was 89.7 million pounds of copper and 1.3 million pounds of molybdenum.

As well the Gibraltar Development Plan 3 is completed and is now in the commissioning phase. Vice-president of corporate and community affairs Brian Battison said that means the company will begin to start to test operate the equipment. “Once all the machines are completed and ready to operate, you begin to

turn them on one at a time, and test the different circuits. First they will run water through first a bit at a time in part of the circuit and then through the entire circuit. Then they’ll begin running rock and ore through it to see how that works.” The commissioning period can be several months for a big indus-

trial complex before it can start to begin at or near specification. “It’s been a building year. In 2013 we will see the benefit and value of that investment in higher production and lower costs.” From a community perspective, the investment in Gibraltar represents a significant and sustained

commitment to the Cariboo both in dollars and in people, he added. In 2012, Taseko spent $6.5 million on its New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine project for engineering, preparing its Environmental Impact Statement, and preparing responses for the panel’s further request for information on the EIS.

Taseko Mines Ltd. shows gross profit of $51.7 million in 2012

The numbers are in for Taseko Mines Ltd. 2012 showing a gross profit of $51.7 million. “2012 was a year of major transformation for Taseko,” said Russell Hallbauer, president and chief executive officer of Taseko.



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Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer For almost 40 years Surinderpal Rathor has been among a group of volunteers preparing income tax returns for people in Williams Lake. “We are government trained community volunteers. We don’t charge anything,” Rathor said, adding the mission and objective isn’t to take work away from professionals, but to help those who cannot afford to pay for someone to prepare a return. “In Canada if you are above 18 years old you have to file in order to receive the HST/GST and Child Tax benefits. And your Medical Service Plan premiums are based on income.” This year the income level has changed to qualify for the free service. The guideline for 2012 returns is maximum income of $30,000 for a single person, $40,000 for a couple and an additional $3,500 for each child. A person’s interest income has to be less than $1,000. Additionally, the volunteers cannot process returns for deceased people, bankruptcies, or capital gain loss. “We tell people in those situations there are several professional people doing returns in the community,” Rathor said. “We don’t tell them where they should seek help, just that there are lots of businesses preparing returns.” Drop off locations for the volunteer service are at the Women’s

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Linda Rowley grew up in a logging camp at Big Creek, is married to a logger, and works parttime as a logger, driving big machines. At a community meeting held in Williams Lake at the Ramada Inn last week she said she’s noticed for 14 years she and her husband have been paid the same rate per cubic metre. “Insurance went up, the price of diesel fuel, everything, and we’re still getting paid the same as we did 14 years ago.” Last summer they were bidding on some ditch trenching contracts. When she was looking through some invoices, she noticed 10 and 12 years ago she’d submit bills for $770 a hectare. Now that rate is $550 a hectare. Rowley was part of the panel for a discussion about the future of forests in B.C., hosted by unions representing forestry workers. City councillor Surinderpal Rathor was also on the panel. He said when he moved to Williams Lake in 1974 he began working at what was then P and T mill. “Ever since then the name has changed so many times. It’s now Tolko, Soda Creek division,” he said. At the beginning of his career, 46 people were needed to start a mill. “Today you need nobody. I started working as a cleanup guy and then through my career drove every machine that was available in the mill. Then I took an ap-






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Cariboo North NDP candidate Duncan Barnett (left), TNG RPF Sally Sellers and WLIB elder Virgina Gilbert were among 50 people who attended a future of forestry meeting in Williams Lake. prenticeship and became the head electrician in the electrical department.” Several mills have closed in Williams Lake since Rathor arrived. “In the old days I could go to any mill and ask for a donation of a minimum $5,000 cheque and it was no problem. Today there are two companies and if you go there you’re lucky if you get $500.” Globalization has taken autonomy from the communities away, he added. In 2009, Rathor did some research around the “wood first” initiative and learned between 2001 and 2008 78 sawmills closed in B.C. “Those 78 mills never mentioned Creekside, Jacobson Brothers, Jack Pine, and how many mills like that were closed that weren’t in the * with


list?” Jobs are being cut and production is up, he added. Council of Canadians Williams Lake council member John Dressler recalled moving to Williams Lake when it was a “robust” forestry town, and as a young student working in the Lower Mainland for the Inventories Division of the Forest Service in the summers between 1958 and 1961. “In those days the attempt was to have total inventory,” he said. Today he considers the forest his church, his place of worship, and advocated communities need to have more control over their forests. Panel member Ben Parfitt with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has participated in meetings throughout

the province and said he is constantly hearing a strong call for more community control of timber, water protection, and the threat of forest fires. As a former journalist, Parfitt said when he first began writing on forestry issues more than 30 years ago, a very controversial policy was introduced by the government of the day called the tree farm license roll over proposal. “Here today at the 11th hour and 59th minute, we have a government that’s proposing to do exactly the same thing and we’re hearing almost no discussion.” If the province is going to make fundamental changes to the way forests are allocated and used, then there needs to be a broader discussion with a broader range of

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n the city scene — the  week that was. Long time school district secretary treasurer is leaving. School superintendent is forming stakeholders’ committee to help with the transition into the new school plans.    City of Williams Lake fired the new CAO before he began work. City and IUOE reached a tentative agreement after a strike that never should have happened. Brian Battison presented Taseko’s proposal for the new Prosperity Mine to the French Cariboo Connection Diana French Regional District (Question; will anyone be invited to present the three areas of concern over the mine? If not, why not? ) And — tada — this is Cowboy Heritage Week. Cowboys have played a significant  part in the history of this province, especially in the Cariboo Chilcotin where cattle ranching has sustained the economy in a big way since the late 1850s. The provincial government recently recognized the historical role of the cowboy by proclaiming Cowboy Heritage Week. As far as I know the city isn’t noting the occasion. In fact, B.C.’s most famous cowtown, is getting ready to “rebrand.” Council apparently has decided the best way to get out of the current economic doldrums, and to attract  business investment and skilled labour, is to find a new “placebrand.” After spending years seeking public input, the city has had an outside consultant and a local committee working on this for some time. The results will be presented to council later this month. I understand the “visual elements” of the new brand will not focus on the western theme, they won’t include the traditional cowboy hat or russell fence, but will pay homage to our “cowboy roots” reflecting “the honest, get-it-done free rein lifestyle. “ After over 50 years of successive councils  pushing the western theme it will be interesting to see how long it takes for a new theme to catch on. Diana French is a freelance columnist for the Tribune. She is a former Tribune editor, retired teacher, historian, and book author.

hope everyone had a good weekend and had a chance to enjoy the warmer weather. I love this time of year, with calving season just beginning; I always enjoy these first signs of spring. Ranching is central for industry and culture here in the CaribooChilcotin. Although it is not an easy business, I am proud of the resilience our ranchers have shown in the face of all kinds of challenges. I have always supported the ranching industry, and I know the success of our ranchers is key to the success of our region. That’s why every time I am in Victoria, I w o r k MLA hard to Musings m a k e sure the Donna Barnett voices of our ranchers are heard. This work has paid off, with initiatives like a responsible predator management plan. Wolves are a big concern for ranchers, and we want to help them manage the impact of wolves on their livestock. With measures like additional trapping opportunities on private land, having no closed season for livestock areas, and having no bag limit in areas of concern, we are reducing the number of wolves in these areas. We have also been working on building more fences to help ranchers. From 2004 to 2007, we invested $9 million to build 588 kilometres of fencing. That’s more than enough fencing to build a fence from here to Vancouver. And we plan to build even more — from 2010 to 2015 we’ve committed to building another 700 kms of fence. Ranchers work hard for B.C. and we will support them through measures that help make them more competitive internationally. Budget 2013 includes plans for a carbon tax exemption on coloured fuel to be brought in during the fall; this exemption will cover the coloured fuel, or purple gas, used by farmers in on-farm equipment and eligible farm vehicles. This is the result of our government working with producers, listening to their suggestions, and acting on them. I’d like to thank all our ranchers for their hard work. You have endured drought, fires, changing cattle prices and many other challenges. You show us all how hard work and resilience can pay off, and I will continue to do everything I can to support you. Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.



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More than just a pink shirt Last week the Tribune was invited to attend an Anti-Bullying Day assembly hosted by students at Williams Lake Secondary School. It was a 45-minute event where students told personal stories about being bullied, sang songs, displayed photographs, made speeches and finished off with a flash mob. Organizers Willa Julius, Karamyn Fraser, Kyry Morrison and Leah Anderson shared personal stories. It took courage and all four young women were greeted with loud cheers by their peers. One of the four said she’d scarred most of her body and tried to end her life many times up until she finally received some help. “I’m here now cuz I’m immortal,” she said with a big smile. Another said she had a few friends, but when she moved to a new school, her friends were accepted while she was treated as a “germ.” A third student said she’d been bullied from a young age and was told she was greasy and ugly. That morning someone had called her a derogatory name.

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Looking out to the crowd she insisted she knows she is worthwhile because her family and her boyfriend regularly tell her she is. Striking statistics and insights were shared alongside photographs, videos and public service announcements created by students. Some of them included: Every seven minutes a child is bullied. Over half of teens have been bullied online. We are the most medicated generation in history. Sixty-four per cent of students accept bullying as normal. Men commit suicide four times as much as women. Julius said last year they organized an event for girls only, but this time decided to invite everyone and share real stories of what has happened. The student efforts at WLSS were part of many events that took place on Anti-Bullying Day in Williams Lake and a reminder that it never hurts to be reminded that bullying persists. - Williams Lake Tribune

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Editor: In a recent fantasy I imagined myself on the board of directors of a large company. A major CEO is leaving and a replacement is needed. Of the many qualified applicants we are bringing in four or five for interviews. In the course of these interviews one applicant insisted on telling us the dangers of choosing another candidate. He seemed to know everything negative about this person. I’m not sure if I heard anything about how he, himself, would benefit our company. Needless to say, he didn’t make the cut. Got me thinkin’ about what I’d like to see in a politician. Here’s my list: ethics, both personal and political; commitment to quality work; attention to the wishes of the voters and enough flexibility to reverse an incorrect decision (eg the coast guard station at Kitsilano); competence coupled with honesty, and if at all possible a dash of passion. How ‘bout you? What qualities would you prefer? Barb Simser West Chilcotin

The recent “Family Day” statutory holiday cost the taxpayers of Williams Lake approximately $20,000 for the union employees alone. When we consider there are 11 city statutory holidays, the total cost to us taxpayers is about $220,000. Also during these 11 days, we get no return for our tax dollars from the salaried employees. But we did get some “free” skating and swimming courtesy of a

provincial government grant also paid by our tax dollars. And for those employees overseeing the free skating and swimming, we probably paid double wages and another paid day off in lieu. We found ourselves in the position of having no city services while the union employees were striking. So, we hired a mediator at the taxpayer’s expense to resolve the issue, along with travel expenses etc., etc. This is in addition to the cost of

a mediator/lawyer to take on the CRD over the fringe fire protection issues. And in addition to costs related to hiring a company to find us a new administrator. Hopefully, this new administrator will see just how ridiculous all this wasted expense is and start cutting at the top where all the big money is being spent. Rather than hire mediators to negotiate with the union, we should bring in a panel of taxpayers made up mostly of seniors and small business owners who

know the value of a dollar. Outside interests have no reason to protect our money and the senior staff don’t care because whatever the union employees get only help them pad their own incomes in the future. In my previous letter I suggested we demand an amalgamation of all local government bodies to reduce overhead and I still think this would be a step in the right direction. Peter Philpotts Williams Lake

A good time to sell tar sands shares in Canada Editor: It is a good time for Canadians to sell their investments in tar sands. The U.S. says it will be energy independent by 2020. They won’t need our oil. Our oil will create a surplus on the world market and the price of tar sands oil will drop. The tracking technology that will make the U.S. oil independent is being spread around the world. Many countries including China will have sweet oil again and over supply will push the price downward on dirty tar sands oil again. Under Obama the U.S. clean

energy technology industry has more than doubled to become a $1 trillion per year industry. It is set to rise exponentially as Obama goes greener. That again will cause over supply of energy and tar sands prices will drop. Canada’s portion of this North American clean energy technology industry is a paltry one per cent. We’ll miss that burgeoning market. If the U.S. goes greener as Obama pledges then expect other countries to do the same. That will mean less market for dirty oil. First Nations voices say tar sands oil is not going out from

the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. The upcoming Supreme Court case on land rights will probably support them. The Alberta government is $6 billion in debt this year because they have mismanaged the province and tar sands. They are cutting services to Albertans. If Canada bets its entire economy on tar sands we could be in big trouble. Supporting Canada’s tar sands will become just welfare for Alberta and embarrassment for Canadians. If a rumoured future U.S. carbon tax gains traction it will hurt the tar sands sales badly.

Prime Minister Steven Harper has tried to build the perfect Tarbaby (a trap used by Brer Fox to trap Brer Rabbit by getting the rabbits hands and feet stuck and immobilized in the tar baby) but has failed. We still have time to free our feet from the trap. The most sensible thing to do is send the oil to eastern Canada to refine. Then the east can get off American oil and we can sell the excess refined oil at a higher price. Most of the eastern pipelines already exist. Tom Salley Williams Lake

Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society expresses concerns about New Prosperity Mine proposal: Part 3 Editor:

Part 3 (5.)  Major Fault Intersecting The Cariboo Chilcotin Con- Proposed Pit servation Society (CCCS) would The orebody is bisected by a like to give its environmental per- major east-west fault zone. This spective on Taseko Mines’ New fault runs through the orebody and Prosperity mine proposal. The 10 intersects the Taseko River. The concerns are broken down into natural water course (Fish Creek) five parts in order to meet Tri- draining the entire mining and bune guidelines for letter length.  tailings dam geography follows The following points are brought this fault zone to the Taseko River.  forward by CCCS director Bill The company proposes to elimiLloyd, and cover some of our con- nate this natural water flow but it cerns.   would be impossible to seal such

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a giant underground crack and prevent sulphide and heavy metal contamination along the fractured fault structure. Once the ore is dug out, the resulting pit is supposed to be filled with water. How is it possible to keep water in a pit that has a fault running through it? The preceding are just a very few of the issues, next week we will cover five more issues that need to be addressed extensively.  These significant environmental issues must be assessed on facts

and proper science, not politics. (6.) Threat to Sockeye and Chinook salmon. The most important spawning beds in the Taseko system are near the confluence of Beece Creek and the Taseko River, directly below the proposed mine site. The inevitable tailings dam seepage or acid rock drainage off the escarpment directly above these spawning beds would have drastic consequences for the wild salmon runs. Contamination would directly

impact salmon runs in the Chilko Lake system, which is the healthiest remaining in the entire Fraser River system. This population is uniquely adapted to extreme conditions, which could be crucial to surviving climate change. [References: E. I. S.  figures, 2.2.4-5,,, 2.8.2-5, R.g. McCandless E.I.S. submission11/8 /12] Bill Lloyd Williams Lake

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CRD board highlights Williams Lake Fringe Area OCP At the Mar. 1 meeting, the CRD board gave first and second reading of the new Williams Lake Fringe Area Official Community Plan (OCP). The OCP will now be the subject of a comprehensive public consultation process before coming back to the board for third reading. The proposed OCP along with maps and other materials will be available for viewing on the CRD website at next week. Northern Health Recruitment Strategy Success The Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District (CCRHD) received a recent news release from Northern Health which outlined the success NH has realized with the recruitment of health care professionals to the region. NH has successfully recruited nearly a dozen Northern Medical Program (NMP) graduates to include in a total of 55 physicians since Jan. 1, 2012 from around the province, country and world.         CRD Partners with WLACL The CRD board authorized a pilot project for the Williams Lake Transfer Station in conjunction with the Williams Lake Association for Community Living (WLACL). The program will  employ developmentally challenged individuals to perform share shed duties, which involves regulating the activities of patrons in the type/condition of materials acceptable, directing reusable and waste items to designated areas, sorting and removing items and transporting industry stewardship products to industry depots in Williams Lake. Further information about the WLACL programs is available online at                Grant Approved for West Chilcotin Search and Rescue The CRD approved a grant for assistance application from the West Chilcotin Search and Rescue Unit. A total of $5,000 will be allocated to the unit to be used to assist with their operations in 2013.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Williams Lake Tribune

AS FINE A MAN AS EVER GOD GAVE BREATH I write to pay tribute to my lifelong friend Stanley Wright of Lac La Hache who recently died at the age of 92. To pay tribute to Stanley, I find, calls on me to pay tribute as well to his family and to the small rural community into which we each began our lives those many years ago. Stanley started his life in a modest log cabin alongside the Cariboo Road in 1920. I started my life in a modest log house on the Eagle Lake Road, about a half mile from the Cariboo Road, in 1931. That house was considerably extended when I was three and, last I heard, is now owned by Bernice Karlsson who deals in antiques. Lac La Hache was vastly different than it is now. It was a small scattered community of families and single men, most living just a little above a subsistence level. To give a sense of its size, the Provincial Government supported rural education from grades one to eight on the basis that the community provide a school house and the firewood to heat it and a suitable boarding home for the teacher and the Province would provide the teacher provided, and this was a crucial factor, that the community had a minimum of eight pupils to attend. In the early 1930s, after Stanley had got grade eight and was long out of school but before my brother and I were enrolled, the community couldn’t muster the necessary eight students and the school had to close. The school had for many years been in a frame building near the 114 Mile - fearfully difficult to heat in the cold winter months - but in the year I started school the community built a new log school house closer to the center of the community. It’s still there today, I believe as a tourist information center or some equivalent. Adjacent to the school house, a barn was built to accommodate the horses several families used to transport their children to school. The families provided the hay to feed the horses during the school day. I well remember Stanley’s youngest brother, David, going out to tend his horses at midmorning recess and again at noon. The Wright family then lived five miles from the school on the Eagle Lake Road and that was no great distance in the easier months of the year. But in the deep cold of winter when it could run to forty or more below, it was no piece of cake. School started at nine. Someone in the family, likely David, must get up in the dark then go to the barn to feed and water and harness the horses for the school run. The family would be up early and breakfast made then eaten. Following that, the younger sisters of school age would be bundled up against the cold while David would go to the barn to hitch the horses to the cutter, the light sleigh used when only people, no freight, were being transported. Then off they would go and on arrival at the school the girls would go immediately in to the warmth afforded by the big wood heater - which the teacher had come early to fire up, with perhaps some help from someone at the house where she boarded. David had still to unhitch his horses then stable them in the barn, putting a feed of hay in their mangers. And then he would come in to the warmth but very often it would be considerably past the obligatory nine o’clock. I have a vivid memory of David, his face white with the cold and standing with his hands over the wood heater to warm them, being pleaded with by the teacher to try to get the family to school on time. She didn’t lecture, she didn’t scold, she only pleaded. Like most teachers in rural schools, she came from a city, had a year of teacher training and was shipped out to a rural school. David said nothing then went to his desk to pick up his pencil to try to catch up. And so had it been for Stanley except that until about the time Stanley reached grade eight the family lived at the 117 Mile and so was within walking distance of the earlier school. So it was a community that had a hard time mustering the eight pupils necessary to have a school teacher. It was a scattered community where a neighbour might be a hundred yards away or twenty miles away. It centered on Ogden’s General Store where the Eagle Lake Road connected with the Cariboo Road. There, too, was the post office since Percy Ogden, descendant of Skeene Ogden of fur trade fame, also had the postal contract. But scattered as it was, it was a tightly bonded community. If you needed help, a neighbour would reach out with it. If a neighbour needed help, you would reach out with it. There were cabins scattered throughout the bush, at a hay meadow or a hunting camp or an intermittently occupied

homestead. No one ever locked a cabin or a house because someone might come there in need of shelter. Often the owner would leave a modest supply of firewood and kindling and some nonperishable grub as well. That was the community into which Stanley and I were born, just eleven years apart, those many years ago. But to give a little more context to that time and place, when Stanley was born the horse drawn freight wagons had just come off the Cariboo Road, replaced by the PGE (the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, locally spoken of as the Please Go Easy or the Prince George Eventually since it then terminated at Quesnel which didn’t make much economic sense) and the gasoline powered freight trucks venturing onto the Cariboo Road. Stanley’s father, Burt, had for some years freighted on the Cariboo Road with team and wagon. Stanley was as fine a man as ever God gave breath. But then, as we would say in stockmen’s parlance, he came of good stock. His grandfather, Johnnie Wright, was an overlander who had arrived, at the age of ten, on the Cariboo Road in 1865, the same year that the final leg of the Road reached Barkerville. The overlanders were hardy people who came west by ox cart and pack horse. They used different routes to reach the Road. Stanley’s mother told me the Wright family took a southern route through Oregon Territory. From there they could use established fur trade trails going north and west to reach the Cariboo Road above the Fraser canyon. By then it would be too late to get in on the big strikes in the gold fields. The future lay along the Road in starting road houses and building ranches. And hauling freight with horse drawn wagons on the Cariboo Road. Stanley’s grandmother was Alice Anne Rowbottom, daughter of a Royal Navy captain who had been posted to the Royal Engineers garrison at Esquimalt. She was in the womb when her mother took passage on a ship under sail to join her father. Coming around the Horn the ship hit heavy weather and all passengers were required by the captain to throw overboard a certain poundage of luggage. Her mother wisely threw overboard every other thing she could gather, her precious linen included, to hang on to the one thing she knew instinctively would be the most important; her cook stove which could burn wood or coal. For a long while, by some accounts several years, she had the only cook stove in the newly established garrison. Alice Anne was born two weeks after her mother arrived in Esquimalt. Times were good in those first years for the Wright family and Johnnie went out to Victoria, perhaps for schooling or perhaps just for a change of pace from the frontier. At any rate, he met and married Alice Anne and brought her home to the Cariboo by stagecoach, walking once on an improvised bridge of logs spanning the boiling Fraser where a bridge had been washed away. As to his father Burt and his mother Mary they were hard working and devoted to their children and to the community of Lac La Hache. I knew that at any time I could go into their home and, if needed, be fed and cared for. Back to Stanley. He was eleven when I was born. My father still owned the Eagle Lake Ranch and had to go there from time to time. When he did he would have Stanley come over to milk the cows and feed the chickens. It was a short walk through the fields from the 117 Mile where Stanley then lived to our house. It would have been in that time that my memory of him would have begun. I certainly would have been there when he came in with the buckets from the morning milking but I can’t retrieve a specific memory. But he was there, already part of my life. He finished grade eight and in the rural school system then that was it and to all the rural boys, they were glad of it. Many of the girls would have liked more schooling but most of them did as well or better than the boys in any case. At any rate, if your parents didn’t have the money to board you in town, in Stanley’s case Williams Lake, your schooling was over. But not for Stanley. The world around him was his university. His family then had a small herd of beef cattle sustained on a small bush ranch. They had moved from the 117 Mile to what came to be known as Meadow Bank, five miles from the Cariboo Road on the Eagle Lake Road. This was back in the thirties in the depth of the great depression.

There was pitifully little income from any direction. Cattle producers were at the mercy of the buyers. When steers reached market weight you had to sell, even for less than it cost to raise them, for you could only lose more at the cost of keeping them through another year. The Wright family hunkered down. From their few cattle they could get enough milk, without depriving the calves, to put on their table and to churn butter. They kept a flock of sheep which they could support on their land. From the sheep they got meat for their table but also wool. The wool was sheared, carded and spun - I well remember the spinning wheel - then knitted into sweaters, toques, socks and mitts to keep the family warm through the long cold winters. With the wool yarn she made in the spinning wheel Stanley’s mother also made rugs hooked on the best of the burlap salvaged from the sacks ubiquitous to rural life in those years. Further to that she made saddle blankets. She made a beautiful one for my father. With dyes she had discovered in the vegetation around the homestead she coloured some of her yarn red and so produced a lovely saddle blanket, all in the near white of wool save for the corners with a bright red rose in each. It obviously didn’t matter to our horses but we sure liked it. Saddle blankets for the horses in constant use in the Wright family consisted of a large sheepskin with the wool side down, the best possible protection from saddle sores. Now back to Stanley. I’ve told you where he came from but what did he become? I’ve said he was as good a man as ever God gave breath and now I will try, within my limits, to convey that. He was inherently hard working. In ranching and farming there were chores to be done morning and evening, separate from the day’s work: animals in the barn to be fed and watered, cows to be milked, hogs to be fed, chickens to have their ration of grain scattered where they could scratch for it and their water pans filled, eggs to be collected, wood to be carried in from the woodshed to the kitchen to feed the fire in the cookstove and, in winter, wood for the large heater as well. That’s not an exhaustive list but is representative of what we called the chores or choring up. When I was a young ranch hand working a long day in the hayfield and watching the afternoon sun crawl ever so slowly toward the horizon while I grew more and more weary there wasn’t a moment ever so precious as the moment when the ranch boss would look at his watch and say “Well, I guess you boys might as well go chore up now”. There might be an hour of chores ahead of us but it marked the end of the day’s work. Stanley knew every morning and evening chore to be done around the ranch and went about them in constant good humour. As the seasons changed the day’s work would change as well. In summer the hay had to be harvested and put up in huge stacks, in fall the cattle must be brought in from the summer range and the beef driven to market, in winter (which frequently arrived alarmingly soon after the last of the harvest) came the lonely task of feeding the cattle where the stacked hay was located, often at a remote meadow miles from the home ranch.

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AS FINE A MAN AS EVER GOD GAVE BREATH Then came the end of winter and too often a late spring. Still, the cows had to be back to the home ranch for calving and fed on the last of the best hay which had been saved there for this time. I remember, vividly, watching Stanley saddle his horse then mount up, to ride slowly and quietly through the cow herd noting every cow, especially the young heifers, to see how close they were to calving and if a young heifer might need to be brought in for extra care. It may seem a contradiction that we raised beef cattle for the end purpose of selling them to be slaughtered as beef for sale in your local market yet at the same time be devoted to their care beyond the sheer economic advantage that a well tended herd would bring more at market in the end than otherwise. It’s also a contradiction that the shepherd became so imbedded in Christian mythology. The flocks of sheep tended in ancient Israel were there for the sole purpose of providing meat to eat and wool to wear. Like our cattle, they would be slaughtered in the end. Christ, who is the centre of Christian mythology, is referred to as The Good Shepherd, who said, according to the Bible, see John 10, 11: “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep”. In fact the shepherd tended the sheep so the sheep would in the end provide meat and wool to go to market for the benefit of whoever owned the sheep and who might well have been a worthy small farmer trying to scrape out a living. The sheep were the ones who gave their lives. So I rest my argument. Stanley tended his cattle, his sheep and his horses with all the compassion a man could have for the animals he owned and were in his care, notwithstanding the ultimate commercial purpose. In the rural life into which Stanley and I were born, horses provided the power for everything we did - with the exception of the power we provided with our own muscles. There were no tractors and only a very few light early model pickup trucks and cars. For most personal transport off the Cariboo Road, a team and light rig, buggy in summer and cutter in winter, would get you to and from your neighbours for a visit. For the work on the ranch, we relied on our horses for everything. In the hay harvest that was so vital, the horses pulled the mowers that cut the hay, they pulled the rakes that gathered the hay into bunches and after we had pitched the bunched hay onto racks they would haul the hay to the stackyard then haul on the derrick line that would lift the hay up and onto the stack. For all the handling of our cattle that must be done from horseback they saw us through and as I learned repeatedly as a young boy from my horse, he knew the work a damned sight better than I did. If this relationship between the man and the horse is to work, the man must respect the horse. I talked once to Stanley about what to do when you were meeting a horse for the first time, whether a young unbroken horse or an old well broken horse who knew his work. I said I laid a lot of store in just talking to him in a quiet way and blowing gently into his nose and pinching him gently at the top of his neck just forward of his withers. Sometimes if you do this pinching the horse will nibble gently back at your upper arm. His gentle nibble sure could hurt but you had to brace yourself and not pull away. He’s accepted your friendship when he responded to your pinching so don’t spoil the moment. Stanley said he would always spend time letting the horse get the smell of him - holding his hand up to the horse’s nose then taking it slowly from there. I never knew of Stanley being rough with a horse, or any other animal, as some men do. Remember then about Stanley that from the time he first could walk until he finally had to retire from ranching he worked faithfully, with his horses to get work done, and to give the best care he could to other animals in his care. Now turn to his commitment to his community. I have explained that his father, Burt, descended from people of the Cariboo Road. When his father was a young man, a young woman, Mary, a novice school teacher, was sent to Lac La Hache by the Department of Education. There being a shortage of women in Lac La Hache, a community abundant in single men, a competition arose. It was clear at the outset that Burt was well ahead. The other swains in the community set to teasing him and took great delight in his distress but happily gave way when Burt and Mary were married.

And so began a family of profound importance to the community of Lac La Hache. In rural communities, like Lac La Hache, there was no recognized form of local government, even where a similar population lived together in what could be called a village. Still, there was a need for collective action on matters affecting the entire community and for some structure through which community decisions could be made and action taken. Lac La Hache solved the problem by forming the Lac La Hache Community Club. The founding members came from a solid core in the community, Stanley’s parents and mine among them. Regular meetings were held and a president and secretary chosen, more likely by pouncing on the first to volunteer than by vote, a bank account opened and fund raising begun, though with modest hopes as this was the heart of the depression. I have no confirming information at hand but the club would have been formed about 1933. The first major project, undertaken by the club in about 1936, and a major project it was for the fledgling club, was the construction of the Lac La Hache community hall, the magnificent log hall still standing there by the Cariboo Road today, seventy-seven years later. Stanley was about thirteen at the time and he was one of the many volunteers who worked on the hall in every hour they could spare. A small core of men skilled in log construction were paid by the club and stayed with the project from start to finish but it would have been impossible without the volunteer work so steadfastly given. Over many years that followed of which I have direct knowledge, the hall served as a vital and vibrant social center of the community. Country dances of the best sort were held on alternate Saturday nights in summer, less often in winter but still held. Local people with musical talent provided music. Sandwiches were brought by designated volunteers for a midnight supper and coffee was brewed in the hall kitchen. In such a scattered community, opportunities for young men and women to meet were limited and these dances helped fill the gap. It’s a certainty that many a romance began in that hall. Every other sort of event also took place there: weddings and funerals, school Christmas concerts with presents under the tree for all the children (ordered weeks before out of Eaton’s Catalogue), and plays at other times put on by the pupils at the school. Some winters a badminton court would be marked out on the floor and a net stretched for the benefit of those sufficiently close to the hall to use. On one occasion a temporary raised platform to support a regulation boxing ring was built for an evening in which all the amateur boxers could have a go. That was in the years when Joe Louis reigned supreme. With two huge ancient batteries powering our huge ancient radios on the Cariboo plateau we could bring in stations from around the world. Every lad’s ear was glued to the radio when Joe Louis went into the ring and they were eager to do the same. Nobody got hurt and it was great entertainment. Of course there was no television and no moving picture to be seen except at Williams Lake two evenings a week, forty-five miles away by a washboard gravel road if you had a vehicle to go there. One day someone came to Lac La Hache with a predecessor to what we would call a slide show. I don’t remember what his message was but we all went to the hall to see it. The pictures were projected onto a white bed sheet suspended from an improvised clothes line. I was bored stiff and may father fell asleep but it shows you that our little community would embrace any of the best that happened to come our way and also a little of the worst. Much work had to be done to keep our hall functioning for all these events. A generator, one of the old Delco units located in a separate building nearby, had to be maintained and operating for every event. Wood had to be on hand for the stove in the winter months. The hall had to be cleaned after each event and the floor cared for. Now Stanley had been in the community club since he was a boy and the club had begun. In everything that had to be done, he was there, doing all of it or some of it. Also, if something of significance to the community happened outside the scope of the club, he was always on hand to offer his help. And he had a great technique for enlisting volunteers. He wouldn’t ask you to do something, he would just tell you that there was this thing that you could do and tell you

what it was and inescapably you’d end up doing it and feel honoured in the process. In cattle industry support he did his share and more in the Cariboo Cattlemen’s Association. I was in Lac La Hache, except for periods away for schooling, until 1947 when at sixteen, as a result of some domestic turmoil I wouldn’t tolerate, I strapped my saddle on my horse, tied a scrap of gear behind the saddle and pulled out. I rode largely in the bush to escape attention and came out at Little Fort on the North Thompson River and went thence to Kamloops to find work on a ranch. I returned to Lac La Hache in early 1952, worked a short while in a sawmill then returned to my old life in ranch work, contract haying and building Russel fence. For the best part of it, I lived mostly along the Eagle Lake Road and whether I was coming or going I had to go right by Meadow Bank and could stop for a visit. I stayed until the fall of 1954. When I left then it was for good except that I camped over the winter of 77/78 at Dry Creek, further out on the Eagle Lake Road, once more coming and going by Meadow Bank. As you can see, my closest association with Stanley was in our earlier years, when he was young and I was younger still. And I want to record that as full as his life was in those earlier years with the work of the ranch, with his service to his community and to fellow ranchers in the cattle industry and the friendships which surrounded him, those of us who knew him and loved him understood that he kept to himself a painful loneliness, a loneliness which we could do nothing about. Then Anita came into his life, bringing John and Mark with her, and that loneliness evaporated. I was not there when it happened but it was reported to me and never had I heard better news about my friend. I met Anita a few times in the winter I camped at Dry Creek and I could see first hand the completion she had brought to his life. The two young boys developed a deep bond with Stanley which lasted for the rest of his life. He was a devoted stepfather, they were devoted stepsons. I didn’t then meet John or Mark but I kept in touch by phone with Stanley over these later years of both our lives and he spoke frequently of his stepsons, often in a way that revealed a particular sense of security in having Mark close by. Then just a few days ago I met Mark on the phone. Mark spoke of his relationship with Stanley over many years and I was left in no doubt that John and he had found in Stanley the same exceptional, gentle, understanding, kindly, generous and helpful person as did all of us who knew him. In closing I look for a favourite memory and it’s hard to find because there are so many but I’ll settle on this. When Stanley’s father died his younger sisters were still quite young and his concern and affection for them was obvious. A young man, George McDonald, came from somewhere away to Lac La Hache and Eva, Stanley’s second youngest sister, caught his eye and he caught hers. The voltage of romance was soon obvious. Now all us blokes in Lac La Hache said that was fine, it’s Eva’s choice. But we wanted to be sure this George McDonald guy from somewhere away about whom we knew little, except that he did work hard, was going to be good to our precious Eva. As George told me later, he got the message and set out to prove he would, which he did and they were married one summer evening in our beautiful community hall. It was a traditional ceremony and when the preacher asked who gives this women and the wedding march rang out it was Stanley, at his dignified best, who came down the aisle bringing Eva to join George for their exchange of vows. I’m sure it was their devotion to each other that made their marriage the great success it was but I like to think there might also have been some magic in our old community hall and the devotion Stanley held for our little community of old Lac La Hache.

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CRD highlights cont’d Continued From Page A8 100 Year Anniversary of Alexis Creek Red Cross The Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District discussed the 100th Anniversary of the Alexis Creek Red Cross outpost hospital, which will be taking place in 2014. The Alexis Creek hospital was opened in 1914 and was built by community members on land donated by the local rancher. It was run by doctors until 1949 when the Canadian Red Cross took over its management. Felker Homestead on CRD Heritage Register The regional district board of directors approved the addition of the Felker Homestead on the CRD’s Heritage Register. The CRD will notify the minister responsible for heritage conservation, so that the property can be added to the provincial heritage registry.  Survey Says The notes from the CRD’s 2013 budget consultation meetings have now been compiled. This year, the CRD is testing a pilot project which included three sub-regional consultation meetings in January/February and moved the traditional town hall meetings to September and October. This new process will engage residents at the beginning of the budgeting process in the fall in all 12 electoral areas and four municipalities within the region. Residents are also given an opportunity for further input after the provisional budgets are adopted and before the final budget is adopted at the end of March. Residents were also requested to complete a survey about the session, recent experiences with the regional district and the extent to which they understand the taxation process. The board of directors will now use this information to help make their final decisions on the budget prior to its adoption at the March 22 board meeting. Full comments from the meetings and results from the surveys are available on the board agenda at



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Steelheads outlast Stamps in CIHL final Claim second straight SMP Cup title in three-game series

Saturday, March 9

Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer For the second straight year the Smithers Steelheads are the Central Interior Hockey League playoff champions. The Steelheads entered the Smithers Civic Centre Saturday down one game to the Williams Lake Stampeders in the best-ofthree series, and went on to win two straight to capture the SMP Cup. Saturday night the Steelheads stormed out of the gates with an early lead and didn’t look back, taking game two 6-3. Sunday was much of the same, where the Fish swam to a 7-3 win to cap off the series. “Last year was great, this year is great and playing a good team like Williams Lake is really rewarding,” said Steelheads coach Tom DeVries. Steelheads assistant captain Ian Smith was awarded the playoff MVP trophy after notching an assist Saturday and three points Sunday (1G, 2A). Speaking to the Peak FM following the game Smith said all the pieces came together on the weekend, including a returning Darryl Young and Adam DeVries. “It was nice having Darryl and Adam back,” he said. “They were feeding me all playoffs, so I owe a lot to them. It was a good game today and everyone came ready to play and we had a good run in the playoffs.” Stampeders general manager Kelly Kohlen said his club simply wasn’t able to put together a complete game on foreign ice and couldn’t replicate their winning form last weekend during game one in Quesnel. “You’ve got to play 60 minutes of hockey, especially against Smithers because they’re a good team,” Kohlen said. “We were short a few guys but it was just one of those things. “A team like that, you let them go, and they’re going to score.” Despite the outcome he said it was an extremely competitive series of hockey. “It was a good series. We didn’t get very lucky with the bounces [Sunday] and it just wasn’t going our way. That’s the way it goes sometimes.” Scoring for Williams Lake Saturday were Francis Johnson (2G)

SPORTS NOTEBOOK Williams Lake Minor Fastball registration 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. For more information, or if you’d like to volunteer, contact WLMFA president Michele Tenning at 250-392-6534.

Sunday, March 10

Cariboo Archers AGM and fun day The Cariboo Archers host their annual general meeting and fun day at the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association clubhouse on Bond Lake Road. Shooting starts at 10 a.m., followed by a free lunch at noon.

Friday, March 15 to Sunday, March 17 Ryan Jensen photo

Williams Lake Stampeders forward Nathan Zurak slips around a pair of Smithers Steelheads defenders during the Central Interior Hockey League playoff finals at the Smithers Civic Centre on the weekend. The Steelheads fought back from a one-game deficit to win the series in three games. and Dave Gore. Sunday, Williams Lake’s offence came from Dylan Richardson (1G), Brent McIsaac and Bill McGinnis. Stampeders’ goalie Justin Foote faced 40 shots Sunday, while Steelheads’ netminder turned aside 37 in the winning effort. Smith added winning the SMP Cup for the second-straight year was something the team worked hard toward all season. “Last year being our first year it was a big thing for us but this year it was more like, this team’s for real — we can play in the playoffs. I think we made a little statement to the league today.” However, the Stamps aren’t done yet. Because they finished in the top four of the CIHL playoffs they will compete next week at the Senior Men’s ‘AA’ Provincial Coy Cup Tournament, being hosted in Kitimat by the Kitimat Ice Demons.

Williams Lake Curling Club’s Open Mixed Bonspiel The Williams Lake Curling Club hosts its second bonspiel of the season — the Open Mixed Bonspiel. Here, teams of men and women from around the region will combine to play together in one of three divisions. For more on the curling club visit www.

Thursday, April 4

Ladies soccer AGM

Ryan Jensen photo

The Williams Lake Stampeders Jassi Sangha carries the puck to the net for a shot on goalie Mike Wall Sunday during game three of the playoff finals. Unfortunately for Williams Lake the Steelheads couldn’t get enough commitment from their players to attend the tournament, so a chance for redemption isn’t on the horizon.

Coy Cup action starts Tuesday and stretches throughout the week featuring the Stampeders, the Quesnel Kangaroos, the Kitimat Ice Demons and the Terrace River Kings.

The Williams Lake Ladies Soccer association will be holding their annual general meeting on April 4 at Williams Lake Secondary School. The meeting will commence at 7 p.m. in the commons area. Each team must have a minimum of three players present in order to vote on the constitution. All ladies soccer players are invited to attend. For more information see the website at www.

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Timberland ski club races to podium in Quesnel It was a busy month of February for the Timberland Alpine Race Team. Racers tucked over to Quesnel’s Troll Mountain recently for the Lighting Creek Race, posting some outstanding results. Team members Ruan Koster, Garreth Scrooby, Livia Seabourne, Nathan Boehm, Austin Boehm, Reese Johnson, Gabrielle Gracia, Sebastien Gracia, Warren Scrooby, Adrian

Scrooby, Kyle Johnson and coaches Ivan Scrooby and Mike Boehm made the trip, competing against clubs from Prince George and Quesnel. Racers competed in a combined category featuring jump, radar and dual glalom, along with both snowcross and moguls events. The fastest boy, clocked at 77 kilometres per hour, was Austin Boehm. Austin also went on

to place second in the overall jump, radar and dual glalom event, while teammate Reese Johnson picked up third. Both racer competed in the 11-year-old boys division. In the 10-year-old group, Warren placed third, while Ruan Koster took first in the nine-year-old category, and Gabrielle placed second for eight-yearold girls. In the snowcross

event Austin again took second, while Reese placed third. Sebastien, in the 10-year-old class, placed second. Gabrielle, for eight-year-old girls, also took second. In moguls, lakecity racers continued

to reach the podium. Austin placed first and Reese placed third, while Warren picked up a first-place finish. Warren, in the 10-year-old boys class, took first, while Adrian, in the seven-yearold division, placed

third. Garreth, in the fiveyear-old boys division, nabbed first, while Gabrielle picked up her third second-place finish of the weekend. The TASC also attended a race at Harper Mountain near Ka-

mloops earlier in the month, racing against skiers from Sun Peaks, Apex, Revelstoke, Silver Star and Harper. Cole Turner, in the 11-year-old boys category, took a bronze medal in the slalom race.

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The Timberland Alpine Ski Club gets together for a team photo during a recent event at Troll Mountain in Quesnel.

“They call the Judoka gets experience Cariboo home” Photo submitted

Timberland Apine Ski Club racer Sebastien Gracia prepares at the gates while coach Ivan Scrooby looks on.

Williams Lake Judo Club member Rudy Klaue was the lone lakecity judoka to compete Feb. 16-17 at the Richmond Oval in a judo tournament. Klaue fought in the under-18 age group, in the 81-kilogram weight division. Williams Lake Judo Club sensei Jeff DiMarco said Klaue fought well, despite losing both

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his matches. “No medal placing, but he felt he fought well and dominated his opponents, almost arm-barring them both but ended up short with a couple mistakes and maybe not enough killer instinct,” DiMarco said. “Chock it up to a lack of tournament experience because he is definitely strong at the club.” The Williams Lake

Judo Club practices weekly at its club located on Mackenzie Avenue, and has plans in the works to host its annual fundraising event — the Williams Lake Judo Club Throw-A-Thon. Athletes at the throwa-thon receive pledges, then get together to practice throws on one another for exceptionally long periods of time consecutively.

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PROVINCIAL BOUND Greg Sabatino photo

Williams Lake Midget Rep Timberwolves players (from left) Jaxon Nohr, Jacob Chamberlin, Benn Taylor, Cory Sterritt and Sheldon Paul were fundraising Saturday at Save On Foods for their upcoming trip this month to the provincial championships. The boys were helping customers carry their groceries out to their cars. The team will be back at Save On Foods this Friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Blue Fins swim to finals at provs Three members of the Williams Lake Blue Fins came away from the Swim BC ‘AAA’ Short Course Championships in Victoria with good results, said head coach Chad Webb. Coral Choi swam her way to two top-eight finals in the 50-metre and 100-metre breaststroke. “Although Coral placed higher last year in her one event, she managed to swim her way into two finals this year placing eighth in the 50-metre freestyle and sixth in the 100-metre breaststroke,” Webb said. Madison Blusson also found herself swimming in the top-eight final of the 200-metre breaststroke on the first night, and narrowly missed the 100-metre breaststroke on the final evening. “Madison finished eighth in the 200-metre and missed the 100-metre by less than half a second,” Webb said. Kara Zavitz finished higher than she entered the meet, but also narrowly missed getting a swim in any finals.

Webb, who was making the trip to Quesnel a few times a week with the swimmers in preparation while the Sam Ketcham Pool was closed, said he was pleased with the results. The meet played

host to the top 700 swimmers in the province. “Williams Lake swimmers are heading in the right direction and showed some great improvement in all of their swims,” he said.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK Wednesday, March 6 Sea turtles researched in Uruguay

For a variety of reasons, sea turtles are doing poorly in all of the world’s oceans. In 2012 Williams Lake resident Roy Argue volunteered for two months in Uruguay with Karumbe, an organization consisting of passionate locals, fishermen, researchers and foreign volunteers attempting to take some of the pressure off local populations. Argue will share pictures and stories of his time in La Coronilla, Uruguay, 22 km south of the Brazilian border during a presentation at the Scout Island Nature Centre, Wednesday, March 6 starting at 7 p.m.

LeRae Haynes photo

There was choral magic in Williams Lake this weekend when the Parade of Choirs arrived at the Cariboo Bethel Church. Cariboo Men’s Choir, Eclectica, Cariboo Senior’s Choir and Quintet Plus provided an afternoon of exceptional music, including a mass-choir, stirring rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus above.

International Women’s Day celebrated Friday at TRU The Women’s Contact Society will celebrate International Women’s Day with a business fair, dinner and a concert this Friday evening at Thompson Rivers University. This will be the third year that the society will salute one special woman with its Women with Heart Award for her outstanding contributions to the community. The first year the award was presented to former SD 27 Super-

intendent of schools Diane Wright. Last year the award was presented to rodeo competitor, educator and First Nations leader Joan Gentles. The name of this year’s recipient is under wraps until the presentation on Friday evening, says Irene Willsie, Women’s Contact Society executive director. She says 14 businesses are lined up to participate in the trade fair which begins at 5 p.m. with appetizers.

The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with the award presentation and entertainment to follow. “It will be an evening to celebrate women in our community and inspire young women in our community to look forward to the future with hope and positivity,” Willsie says. “We want to encourage women to find their voice and speak up for what they believe in and help other women to find their voice.

“We want women to excel in all parts of society and contribute in all areas of society whether it be politics, business, education, or social services.” The event takes place Friday, March 8 at Thompson Rivers University. The business fair starts at 5 p.m., the dinner at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Advance tickets are $25 and available at the Women’s Contact Society and the TRU office.

Cowboy Heritage Week extra special for lakecity and area 
This week is Cowboy Heritage Week is B.C. and the Williams Lake and Cariboo Chilcotin areas have lots of cowboy heritage to celebrate. Ranching is the oldest continuing industry in many parts of British Columbia. Working cowboys drove the first cattle across the border at Osoyoos from Oregon in 1858. Alkali Lake Ranch is the first recorded ranch in the province (1861) and the Cariboo Chilcotin boasts a number of Century Ranches that have been operated by the same families for over 100 years.  Williams Lake especially has roots in the ranching heritage. 

What had been William Pinchbecks’ ranch became an instant town in 1919 when the PGE extended the rail line here to expedite shipment of cattle from local ranches to market. The Williams Lake stockyards are still going strong, handling thousands of head of cattle each year. Ranching has been an important economic engine for Williams Lake for over nine decades.
The BC Cowboy Heritage Society was formed in 1997 to pay tribute to and remember BC’s cowboys and cowgirls who have made a special contribution to BC’s heritage and culture.

The first president of the society was Connie Falk. Historian Mike Puhallo took over the reins in 1998 and held that position until his death in 2011. 
The BC Cowboy Hall of Fame became part of the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin in 1999, a logical choice since Williams Lake is the heart of BC’s cowboy country and the home of the Williams Lake Stampede. 

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The late Mike Puhallo, rancher, cowboy poet, artist, historian and philospher was a founder of the BC Cowboy Heritage Society and the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Friday, March 8

WOW what a dish The Cariboo Potters Guild is selling 100 tickets for 100 10-inch serving platters as admission to a special pottery show and sale at the Ramada (former OV) Convention Centre this Friday. The event includes entertainment, sweet and savoury appetizers, door prizes and a silent auction to help raise funds for guild supplies and rent on its studio space in the Central Cariboo Arts Centre. The silent auction will include all kinds of hand made items including hand-tied fishing flies, prints, paintings, wooden toys and other items, says event organizer Judy Prevost. “There will be a ton of door prizes,” Prevost says. She says club members are each making a dozen appetizers and lakecity chef Allison Mann is filling in the blanks. She says members of the band Soupbone are providing the acoustic music for the event that will run from 7 to 10 p.m. this Friday evening, March 8. Tickets are available at the Station House Gallery.

Thursday, March 21

Concert for Station House

A fundraising concert for the Station House Gallery will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church with entertainers Saskia and Darrel on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. For tickets call 250392-6113.


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Former dancer lives moment to moment with rare genetic condition Debra McNie Special to The Tribune I walk through the passage of time living “this” life housed in a body which for 59 years has partnered me in a dance of disease with beats of artistry. The cloth of pain which sharply caresses my body has been with me since I took my first breath. The journey of a life lived with pain and disease brings with it great responsibility to not squander life but rather honour what is and know without hesitation – only this moment counts. The next moment is opportunity to continue to move forward. Without the desire to reach for one more moment I may give in to the demands of this ill body. Moments guided by a clear understanding of the tenacious inner strength needed to define for me what my body will or will not become. Otherwise I shall certainly parish and become that which my body keeps demanding I become. Diseased! The fight is great. For hours I am controlled by intense pain matched only by overwhelming fatigue. Fatigue which insures I not leave the house for weeks. I continue to reach for the moment to pass and the next moment to arrive. Opportunity and hope for me live in the moments of my life and belief the next moment will deliver a waterfall of moments to cleanse and heal this body. The key to insuring I continue to unlock the door to enter the next moment lies within my beliefs, prayer, meditation, movement/dance, tenacity, hope, Bob, family, friends and community. I know the strength sent by elders who have walked before me. In 1992 I was diagnosed with a rare genetic blood disorder called C2 Deficiency. I was born without

Last year Debra McNie worked with the community to create the Potato Dreams play. the C2 gene which is one of nine factors in the Complimentary System. These factors produce proteins and enzymes to fight bacterial or viral infections. Lacking the gene causes the inability to fight bacterial infections and manifests a chronic state of inflammation, pain and over all malaise and severe acute states similar to Lupus, the disease of 1,000 faces. While staging Potato Dreams – an original play I created for The Potato House Sustainable Living Society, which had a successful run in the summer of 2012, I noticed a distinct switch in how I was feeling. I traveled to Vancouver to see my immunologist and after testing it was discovered that due to C2 Deficiency another gene has been damaged and is not repairable. As a result my body is not producing antibodies. The decision was made for me to have

weekly infusions to put antibodies into my immune system for the very important support needed to fight bacterial infections. Oct. 26, 2012 on my 59th birthday I started my first infusion. Since then I have had great difficulties with the weekly infusions which I do at home. Currently I am in a holding pattern until my immunologist and I can come up with a game plan. My quality of life has been very poor. Many specialists with various credentials have told me they would never meet another person like me in their career. The biggest challenge to this disease is one minute I can be fine, active, engaged and moving forward, and within minutes I am thrown into a flare up which for months can render me immobile and housebound. During the good times I forge ahead and try my best to be a creative active member of society through involvement with the arts and volunteering my skills to the community. Many people live with chronic or acute illness which is always accompanied by pain and fatigue. If you have a loved one in your life living moment to moment due to illness, please give an offering of special moments to that person for it makes an amazing difference even if it is only for a moment. Recently I discovered Feb. 28, 2013 was National Rare

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PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC INVITED TO COMMENT ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF PROPOSED NEW PROSPERITY GOLD-COPPER MINE PROJECT March 1, 2013 - The Federal Panel reviewing the proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project invites the public to comment on the additional information filed by the proponent, Taseko Mines Limited. The additional information was provided in response to questions the Panel sent to the proponent on November 26 and December 10, 2012. The questions were issued following the Panel’s review of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), submitted by the proponent on September 26, 2012, and the Panel’s review of the comments received during the public comment period. The Panel is providing a 15-day public comment period to give Aboriginal groups, the public, governments and other participants an opportunity to submit their views in writing to the Panel on the adequacy and technical merit of the additional information submitted by the proponent as measured against the EIS Guidelines. The opportunity to present more detailed views and information on the project and its environmental effects will be provided at the subsequent public hearing. The Panel will determine if the EIS is sufficient to proceed to public hearing based on its own review of the additional information and on its review of the comments received. If the Panel determines the EIS, supplemented by the additional information, is insufficient to proceed to public hearing, it will ask the proponent to provide further information in the necessary areas. If the Panel determines it has sufficient information to proceed to public hearing, a public notice will be issued 30 days before the commencement of the hearing. The Panel must receive all comments by March 16, 2013. Comments will be considered public and posted on the online registry for this project. Forward your written comments in either official language by mail or e-mail to: Livain Michaud, Panel Manager Federal Review Panel – New Prosperity Project 160 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3 Tel.: 613-948-1359 / 1-866-582-1884 The additional information, the information requests and the EIS are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at , registry number 63928. To be kept informed of the progress of the review, provide an e-mail address to the Panel Manager. About the project The proponent, Taseko Mines Ltd., is proposing to develop an open pit goldcopper mine located 125 km southwest of Williams Lake, B.C. The proposed project also includes tailings and waste rock areas, an onsite mill, an approximately 125 km long power transmission line corridor, an access road and a load-out facility.

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BC Cowboy Heritage Society preserves and promotes the cowboy lifestyle Mark McMillan Special to The Tribune The Kamloops Cowboy Festival, the British Columbia Cowboy Heritage Society (BCCHS) Student Scholarships, the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Joe Marten Memorial Award for the Preservation of Cowboy Heritage in BC, and the Mike Puhallo Memorial Scholarship are all part of the BCCHS mandate. The BC Cowboy Heritage Society was incorporated on June 5, 1996 and the objective was to promote, encourage, establish, conduct and operate events and activities relating to the preservation of cowboy heritage in B.C., while fostering and develop-

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and is totally run by volunteers. One of the biggest

events the society does is the Kamloops Cowboy Festival, which is held annually on the second weekend in March. The festival brings in over 40 true cowboy entertainers for the weekend with the focus on keeping the cowboy tales alive in music and cowboy poetry – emphasizing that the event is a cowboy festival and not a country music fest. It includes a cowboy trade show with booths selling just about anything western – home decor, art in many forms, saddles and tack, numerous horse products, cowboy/western clothing, etc. The Festival is also home to the Art of the

West Show and Sale which features juried art, photography and sculpture. The five student scholarships, for $500 each, offered each year are paid out to students whose entries must depict the cowboy and/or ranching lifestyle. Cowboy poetry, short stories, art, and cowboy crafts are the categories. For more information on the society components, see www.bcchs. com. It includes the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Joe Marten Award archives, as well as information on all of the above. Mark McMillan is the president of the BC Cowboy Heritage Society.

Janet Gardner community volunteer remembered It is with sadness that the family of Janet Isla Gardner announces her passing on Feb. 21, 2013 at Deni House in Williams Lake. Janet was a true pioneer of the Cariboo, born in Alexandria, B.C. the second daughter of Herb and Polly Hill. Janet and her husband, Herb, moved to Williams Lake in March, 1940, so she has been a resident of

Williams Lake for 73 years. She lived a full life, raising her family and supporting her community through her association with the Ladies of the Royal Purple and the Eastern Star. Janet was a competitive curler and spent many happy hours on the golf course in Williams Lake. Playing the piano was an enjoyable pastime for Janet and she A15

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spent several years as the pianist for the Royal Purple.

Her true passion was her garden and she had a flair for growing and arranging the beautiful flowers that she grew. She passed this love of gardening on to both of her daughters and to her three granddaughters. Janet was predeceased in December 2000 by her husband, Herb, former mayor of Williams Lake. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Walter)

Richardson and Billie (Marvin) Scott; four grandchildren, Tracy Pigeon, Shannon Sears, Trevor Richardson and Leslie Vanstone. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, Shaun, Riley, Tarin, Haleigh, Kyle, Caitlin, Jamie, Paige, and Grace. There will be no service by request. Rest in peace mom. We love you and will miss you.


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Your Preschooler and… Numbers Being familiar with numbers, time, distance and shapes will help your child develop the math skills they will need at school. Remember that, like all learning, numbers should be fun and connected to real life. Many children learn better by counting the stones on the beach or apples in a grocery bag than by looking at flash cards. Typically, three-year-olds will be able to count to ten. Most preschoolers will be able to sort objects into groups and to name different shapes (such as triangle and square). At age three children are generally beginning to understand time, measurement like weight and height, and distances like near and far.

Try some of these with your preschooler: 1. Count as a part of everyday routines with your child: “Please get me six spoons for lunch.” “How many letters are in the mailbox?” 2. Discuss the order of events to help your child understand time: “This morning at 10:00 we are going to the store. After lunch, you will have time to play.” 3. Make a calendar with your child. Write in special days (his or her birthday, the trip to the library) and have your child mark off each day until it arrives. 4. Help your child learn your family’s phone number and address. 5. Collect objects (buttons, stones, blocks) and sort them by shape, colour or size. 6. Talk about shapes. Identify shapes in the world around you and talk about them with your child: “That window is square.” “That cookie is round.” 7. Start a growth chart for your child. Talk about the ideas of weight and height. 8. Ask your child to guess how many cups of water it will take to fill a pitcher or bowl then fill the pitcher and check the guesses. 9. Use words that give direction when asking your child to do something: “Look under the box.” “Put it beside your bed.” 10. Make a counting book. Glue groups of small objects (like buttons or feathers) on pieces of paper and then bind the pages together to make a “book”. When browsing through the book together, help your child count the different groups of objects.

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Romeros release new album Sage Birchwater Special to The Tribune Less than 12 weeks after being named the New/Emerging Artists of the Year by the Canadian Folk Music Association for their A Passing Glimpse album, Pharis and Jason Romero have released their second duo album Long Gone Out West Blues. In fact it was while the Romeros were performing at Williams Lake’s Cowboy Christmas concert last November that the Canadian Folk Music award was announced. At that time they had just returned from recording their new album in Portland, OR. Musical friends of the Romeros say the new album is in the same class as the album that won them the accolades last year.

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Jason and Pharis Romero make a dynamic musical team. “It kind of grows on you,” says Williams Lake musician, Brent Morton. The new album, with its 13 tracks of banjos, guitars and duet vocals, has quite a few more original tunes than their last album. “It gives a real sense of the place we live and make our instruments,” Pharis said in

a recent CBC radio interview. She says their music reflects the time she and Jason have been together at Horsefly making banjos and more recently, resophonic guitars. “We’ve had time to grow and mature musically as well.” Pharis and Jason met at a 2007 old time fiddle jam in Victoria,

and two-and-a-half months later they were married. Jason had been making his renowned J. Romero banjos in Arcata, California, Ca. 2002. In 2010 they moved their home and banjo-and guitar-making company north to Horsefly where Pharis grew up. “She is fifthgeneration Horsefly,” Jason says. Since setting up shop in Horsefly, Pharis has taken on the inlay work on the instruments Jason builds. She says Jason is a master craftsman and she considers herself lucky to be apprenticing under him. Jason is equally complimentary. “Pharis ‘s inlay work is some of the best in the world.” Pharis says she grew up being really artsycraftsy. “My parents

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encouraged us. When I was five years old my mother caught me using the band saw to make Christmas presents. Well be careful, she told me, and went back upstairs.” Jason cringes. He performs with his home-built banjos and resophonic guitars, which is perhaps the best advertising possible for his instruments, where there is a two-year waiting list for customers. Long Gone Out West Blues was recorded by Ivan Rosenberg, and mixed and mastered by David TraversSmith. To check out more on the Romeros and to listen to or purchase their music, go to In Williams Lake, Long Gone Out West Blues is available at the Station House Gallery.

Spring break program for kids at Scout Island Be Wild is the activity theme for the spring break activities coming up at Scout Island Nature Centre March 19 to 21. Participants will be outside exploring

as much as possible, playing games and having adventures as every day of the program between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Nature Exploring and Arts in Nature is

for ages six to 13 . “Each day will be different,” says program co-ordinator Jenny Noble. “We will be detectives looking for clues to identify: spring

birds; animal tracks; signs of spring; carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores using skulls and more.” Each day will also include an art activity (sketching, writing,

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Edward Landry January 10, 1930 March 4, 2003 It’s been ten years since you left us. So many memories, still fresh in our minds. So much has changed, family has grown. A few more great grandchildren, which you would be so proud of. We miss you, We love you. Til we can all hold hands once more. Love Blandine & all the family and Peppi.

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It is with hearts filled with sorrow and love that the parents of Ryker Richard Anderson announce he was surrounded by angels shortly after his birth on February 24, 2013 with all his family around him. Ryker is the first born child of Todd and Tabitha Anderson. A Memorial Service for Ryker will be held on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Compassionate Care Funerals, 180 Comer St., Williams Lake, BC. Donations may be made in Ryker’s name to the Williams Lake Army Cadet Corps or to a charity of their choice. Cremation was held at Cariboo Crematorium. Compassionate Care Funerals entrusted with arrangements. 250-392-3336.

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Hayes, Mary Helen S.O.S Died peacefully at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON March 2, 2013 in the 62nd year of Religious Life with the Sisters of Service. Born in Tichbourne, ON, the daughter of William Hayes and Annie King. Predeceased by her parents, brothers Joseph (Cathy) and Delbert (Sally), she is survived by many nieces and nephews. The family relocated to Vancouver, BC where she received her education at St. Ann’s Academy in Vancouver and Kamloops. She entered the Sisters of Service, January 1949. Her education and work experience in Business Administration were a great asset to her many ministries in teaching, pastoral work, religious education in Vilna, AB, Winnipeg, MB, Fargo, Grand Forks, North Dakota, Regina, SK and the Headquarters of the Sisters of Service. She served 16 years in Community leadership - 12 years as Superior General of the Sisters of Service. Her gifts of music and song enriched her ministries wherever she served in mission. She had a great capacity for friendship and the ability to maintain the bonds of friendship over the years. Although she served in many provinces, her roots were in British Columbia. She will be greatly missed. The Sisters of Service extend their sympathy to her relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. Mass of the Resurrection was presided by Rev. Williams Fitzgerald, C.Ss.R in the Chapel of the LaSalle Manor, 61 Fairfax Crescent, Scarborough, ON at 10:00 am on Monday, March 4, 2013. Interment will take place at a later date. Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel

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Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate



Feed & Hay

Misc. for Sale

For Sale By Owner

Duplex / 4 Plex

Want to Rent

Exc. quality horse & good feeder hay, round bales, & large squares. (250)296-3651 Fox Mtn. Ranch. Hay for Sale 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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.

BIG BUILDING sale... â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;?This is a clearance sale. you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss!â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;? 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100. 47x76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. CANADIAN Solar panels 230W $260 New!! limited. 250392-7119, FOR RESTLESS or Cramping Legs. A Fast acting Remedy since 1981, sleep at night, proven for 31 years. Online:, Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660. For sale 20 cubic ft. deep freezer, couch loveseat, coffee table, end tables, bed dble mattress, shop equipment & tools. Call (250)296-4110 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD online: www.Norwood or call 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or check us online at:

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Two 3bdrm. lower suites $850/mo. + util. avail. now n/s n/p r/r (250)296-3359

Mature couple (n/s) with small dog looking to rent a newer or updated 2-3 bdrm home in Williams Lake or within 15 min from town. Call (250)305-9845

Livestock 18 Brown layers, 1 1/2 years old. $3./each. 2 bred ewes due in April $250./each. (250)392-3577

Pets FREE to good home: 2 yr old male Rotti Pitbull. Makes good guard dog. 1(250)243-2155 evenings. Golden Aussie Border Collie pups, partial blue eyes, friendly, active loving family dogs or working dogs. $300. (250)2960186

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under Green House Glass 1.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x6.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 10 pieces. $5/each (250)3923577 Older style Electric organ $75.00 OBO Call(250)305-1215

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


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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




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Houses For Sale

House for sale by owners. 1465 11th Ave. Lane. 3 bdrms up - 1 down. Close to TRU & public schools, quiet area. Great walking paths for dogs. Many upgrades. Asking $245,000 Call 250-398-7147

Mobile Homes & Parks

40 Acre Hobby Farm with log home and second residence. B & B Potential

Must See! Mobile home Chilcotin Estates newly renovated kitchen ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, walls, ceiling, ďŹ xtures. Large addition with Sundeck 10x16, Workshop. Asking $79,000, call (778)412-3033 or (250)790-2170

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent #48758 Phone: 1 (250) 620-0006

For Sale By Owner 632 Ninth Ave. N. 3 bedroom house, hardwood & tile ďŹ&#x201A;oors, granite counter top, new roof, big city lot, fenced backyard and lots more. $259,900. For more info. (250)398-8598 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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Auto Accessories/Parts

2 and 3 bdrm. houses. 2 full bathrooms, n/p F/S Please call (250)392-7617.

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

3bdr., in town, n/s, n/p, , ref. req., avail. immed. $900/mo. (250)392-7098 3bdrm 1300 sqft living space with large private yard & plenty of storage f/s w/d d/w n/s pets neg. $1,095/mo +util. avail. end of March. (250)267-9686 Beautiful 2bdrm home nestled on 2 acres just outside of town. A must see. n/s $925./mnth Serious enquiries call. (250)398-7842 Brand new 1100sqft, 2bdrm rancher, in town, all new appl. avail immed $1250 incl util (250)303-4778 COZY, comfortable, clean & quiet. Freshly updated 1 bedroom cottage. Washer/dryer incl. Ref reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, no pets or smoking. $615/mth, lease preferred. 778-464-4633 Small 2 bdrm unit, suitable for one working person. Small 3 bdrm house, yard, storage, small pet ok, South Lakeside area. $600 & $800 + ultil. Ph (250)-305-2241

Cars - Domestic


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 2bdrm apt, 1144 N. MacKenzie Ave, n/s n/p $600/mo. plus utilities. (250)303-2233 2 B/R, s/f, w/d hookup, a/c, n/s, n/p Available now. $700./month (250)392-7074 3 bdrm apartments, South Lakeside area, util incl. $650/mo n/p (250)392-5074.

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

Duplex / 4 Plex 3bdrm 2bath suite, $900/mo, one bdrm bsmt suite $700/mo or $1500/both in adult complex. n/s n/p r/r (250)296-3359

2000 Suzuki Swift 4 cyl. auto 2 door,hatch, stereo, 4 new winter tires, looks and runs good, gas mixer, commuter car. $2,200 (250)303-0941

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Rooms for Rent 2 Daylight Suites avail. April 1, 2 bdrms, private entry,laundry, stove, dishwasher/fridge. Walking distance to bus stop. $975 util. includ. Brand New suite $1100 + util. Call (250)305-8030

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

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Trucks & Vans

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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.

Suites, Lower 1 & 2 bdrm bsmt suites, on Moon & Pigeon Ave. w/d, excellent cond. $725/mnth each. Ph. (250)392-9119 1 bdrm bsmt suite clean, n/s, n/p, laundry. 1 person preferred. $525 per month. (250)398-7508 avail. Immed. 2 bdrm ground level, close to school and bus stop,working people, r/r, $800/mo ultil. included n/p (250)305-1213 Daylight 1bdrm suite, f/s, blinds, n/s, n/p, quiet working people preferred. Avail. immed. $600/mo includes utilities (250)392-4059

Suites, Upper Bright clean 3bdrm upper floor near downtown. New w/d, gas range. Avail immed. r/r n/s n/p $1100/mnth utilities incl (250)392-9580



Dr. J.D. Neufeld â&#x20AC;˘ 250-392-7227 â&#x20AC;˘ 402 Borland St

1988 Dodge 1500

New rebuilt 318 motor and clutch system. Well maintained. Runs great. Updated sound system. 31â&#x20AC;? summer tires & New Cooper winter tires.

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1992 Ford Half Ton Good running condition, New transmission still under warranty, new tires, new water pump, new fuel pump, new alternator & starter. Spent over $5000 in past year on truck. Asking $4000. For more info: Call (250)297-0180

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Williams Lake Tribune

It’s Official!

Donna Barnett, MLA

The week of March 3-10 has been declared


The Government of BC Declares “Cowboy Heritage Week”! Some exciting news for the BCCHS. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA, Donna Barnett, presented a proclamation to the president of the BC Cowboy Heritage Society, Mark McMillan, on February 9th. The proclamation uses wording like; “... the ranching industry and cowboy heritage continue to play an important role in the economic, social, and cultural life in BC”, “BC has been home to a ranching industry for more than two centuries”, and, “... it is believed that all residents of British Columbia would wish to observe March 3 to 10, 2013, as a week that acknowledges the important role of the ranching industry and our cowboy heritage to the success of our province”. The document is signed by Shirley Bond, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and Lieutenant Governor Judy Guichon declares that March 3 to 10, 2013 be known as “Cowboy Heritage Week” in the Province of British Columbia.

BC Cowboy Hall of Fame showcases cowboys who made a difference By Mark McMillan

British Columbia’s early history was carved out of the wilderness by thousands of hard working and often forgotten cowboys. The BC Cowboy Hall of Fame was started by the BC Cowboy Heritage Society in 1998 to capture the memories of these living legends and share their stories. The committee believes that induction into the Cowboy Hall of Fame is the only formal way to recognize and record into histo-

ry the contributions of these “hard working and often forgotten cowboys.” The committee limits Hall of Fame eligibility to actual working cowboys to help ensure the legends, both present and past, and their contributions to B.C.’s heritage will not be forgotten or overshadowed. The criteria, in all of the following categories, are that the nominee must be, or have been, a professional working cowboy or rancher whose contributions have been

made in B.C. The categories are guidelines only and include: Working Cowboy, Competitive Achievements, Ranching Pioneer, Horseman, Artistic Achievements, Family, and Century Ranch. Descriptions of these categories can be found on the website under “Hall of Fame.” The 100 Mile House area was very much a part of B.C.’s beginnings, and ranching still plays an important role in the economic, social, and cultural life. Some of the names

of inductees in the 100 Mile area include Red Allison, Pat and Charlie Baker, the Cunningham family, Norman Granberg, Floyd Grinder, Danny Lytton, Maiden Creek Ranch, Harry Marriott, Wendell Monical, and Dick Threlkeld. A full biography and photo of all the inductees can be found on the “Archives” page of the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame under www. Mark McMillan is the president of the BC Cowboy Heritage Society.

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