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New fire truck for Little Fort Fed’s Gas Tax dollars

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Dr. Art Hister keynote speaker at Barriere Expo Aug, 27, NT Agriplex

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Say “no” to bullying

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Staff and students at Barriere Secondary held a ‘Pink Day ‘on Feb. 27, to help spread the message to stop bullying in schools. The day included a number of interactive and fun games, followed by a dance later in the afternoon. The school’s graduating class is now gearing up for their fundraising Grad Fashion Show, on Thursday, March 14, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The theme for this years event is ‘Our Life In Song”, and the evening will also include a silent auction. Tickets are available at the school, or at the door for $10 each.

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Greyhound cuts service in half to Barriere By Margaret Houben North Thompson Star/Journal

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Greyhound used to stop four times a day in Barriere at the Esso Station;twice travelling southbound and twice travelling northbound. The afternoon buses that previously made those connections have now been discontinued.   The cutbacks are part of a package of service reductions recently approved by BC Passenger Transportation Board. These reductions have taken place

despite a concerted effort by the District of Clearwater, and an online petition organized by Canadian Auto Works (CAW), which gathered approximately 800 names. Greyhound now only makes two stops a day at the Esso Station in Barriere; the northbound bus stops at 12:45 a.m., and the southbound at 5:30 a.m. Bus passengers must now have their tickets and baggage tags before boarding, and can no longer buy a ticket after getting on the bus. Rates

have also been increased. Passengers who have been travelling by bus to Kamloops for medical appointments, will now find leaving and arriving in the middle of the night makes the trip near to impossible, and for those with medical appointments in Kelowna or elsewhere in the Okanagan, will find the trip even more problematic. However, there are currently two other options available. Transit service courtesy of Yellowhead Community Services provides a weekly

Thursday bus from Vavenby to Kamloops and return the same day. That bus picks up travelers in Barriere at two stops: the Ridge at 9:45 a.m., and the AG parking lot at 9:50 a.m.  From Barriere, it costs $5 to ride each way, for a round trip of $10.  To pre-book your trip, call 250-674-3935, or for more information call 250-672-9773 Mondays-Thursdays.  There is also a bus on Tuesdays, but only for those with medical appointments in town; access information on this bus from the Barriere Medical Centre.



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Conservative candidate says he backs Ajax mine Kamloops This Week

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The British Columbia Ambulance Service hosted a recruitment booth at the recent BC Jobs Fair held at the Fall Fair Hall in Barriere last Tuesday. The event gave local, and out of area employers, an opportunity to recruit workers, while also providing career information for students and those looking for employment. Pictured (l to r) is HR associate Connie Dickenson, and local paramedic Debbie Young.

Kamloops’ latest contender in the provincial election campaign fully supports the controversial Ajax mine proposal. Ed Fehr, the B.C. Conservative nominee in Kamloops-North Thompson, said he supports the copper and gold mine KGHM Ajax wants to build just south of Aberdeen. “I’ve been a miner for a number of years and when I think about the Ajax mine — and I’m getting a lot of feedback from the Filipino community — I feel like that’s a very good thing,” he said. Fehr, who also supports the Enbridge Northen Gateway pipeline proposal between Alberta and Kitimat, believes the mine will be a job creator for Kamloops. “And I believe the environment is not going to be affected like some have said,” he added. “I believe all the homework has been done for Ajax in regards to the environment.” It’s a stronger stance than most candidates in the city’s two ridings have taken. Todd Stone, Kamloops-South Thompson’s B.C. Liberal candidate, told KTW he is also inclined

to support the project — but only if Ajax’s environmental assessment checks out. “I think it would be a huge economic opportunity for Kamloops, with hundreds of family-supporting jobs,” he said. But, he added, those jobs can’t come at an environmental cost. “The bar that Ajax has to meet when it comes to impacts on water and air and dust and light and endangered species, the requirements are very, very high, especially because of how close it is to the city.” Stone’s B.C. Conservative opponent, Peter Sharp, takes a similar view. “If it’s environmentally not a safe thing to do for our community, I’m against the mine,” Sharp told KTW, adding that, in reading reports and documents put out by the mine, he can see KGHM is concerned about noise and dust pollution and other environmental issues. Kathy Kendall, KamloopsNorth Thompson’s B.C. NDP candidate, is trying to keep an open mind on Ajax. “I’m finding particularly as you head up towards Barriere and Clearwater, lots of families where the breadwinner is working in the oil sands, they’d like jobs close to home to keep their fami-

lies together,” she said. However, Kendall said, she also has concerns about the environmental impact of the project and doesn’t think the review process the mine is undergoing is as rigorous as it could be. “We deserve the highest standards of review and we didn’t get that, the full-panel review. I think the Liberals should have pushed for that,” she said. Tom Friedman, her NDP counterpart in Kamloops-South Thompson, also raised concerns about the environmental-review process.. “We have some doubts about whether the current process is as effective as it might be for our community and we need to make sure our community is protected,” he said. Friedman pointed to a 2011 report by the Auditor General, which found the provincial Environmental Assessment Office isn’t doing enough to ensure mines and other major projects are complying with regulations after receiving environmental certificates. “So, we have to ensure that the environmental assessment that’s done is going to be rigorous, particularly given the location of the proposed project,” he said.


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MP launches drive to recognize Korean War vets in this riding Ottawa - On Feb. 28, MP Cathy McLeod launched a drive to recognize Korean War Veterans in KamloopsThompson-Cariboo. “Our Government is honoured to mark 2013 as the Year of the Korean War Veteran,” said McLeod. “It is our duty to pay tribute to more than 26,000 Canadian men and women in uniform who came to the aid of the South Koreans during the Korean War, and in particular the 516 Canadians who gave their lives in service to defend the values of

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Cathy McLeod peace and freedom on the Korean Peninsula.” This July, Canada will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that led to the conclusion of combat on the Korean Penin-

sula. Canada’s military contributions to this war are remarkable and should never be forgotten. Canadian Veterans who served in this horrible conflict should be remembered for their remarkable military contribution. We would like to celebrate this important milestone in Canadian history by recognizing our local Korean War Veterans. “Korean War Veterans have respectfully commemorated the sacrifices of so many of their fellow Canadians. This Year, our

nation will pay special tribute to their sacrifices,” stated McLeod. “I would appreciate if everyone would consider submitting their stories or identify members of our community who fought in the Korean War so they can be recognized.” Nominations can be received at Cathy McLeod’s Kamloops Office, by phone (250851-4991), or email ( c at hy. m c l e o d . c 1 @ or mailed postage free to Cathy McLeod MP, 979 Victoria St., Kamloops, B.C., V2C 2C1.

B.C. government moving ahead with pension plan to serve small business

By Tom Fletcher / Black Press

The B.C. government is moving ahead with a new pension option for the two thirds of B.C. workers who don’t have access to a group pension plan through their employer. Finance Minister Mike de Jong introduced legislation last week to create Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPP), making B.C. the first province to sign on to a new federal program. The system would allow businesses or self-employed people to set up defined contribution pension plans administered by financial institutions. De Jong announced the program along with Ted Menzies, federal minister of state for finance, who hopes to have harmonized systems across the country so people can continue to build retirement income if they move. Menzies said the PRPP system offers greater simplicity

for small businesses that don’t have employee pension plans. The new approach is designed to close a gap in tax-deductible Registered Retirement Savings Plan room that Canadian workers are choosing not to use despite the tax advantages. Once an employer signs up, employees would be automatically enrolled. They have 60 days to opt out, after which time pension contributions would be deducted. Employers don’t need any financial expertise, and employees would have to “overcome the inertia of being involved in the plan” to get out of it, Menzies said. De Jong said B.C. decided to make employer contributions optional, after consulting with business organizations. Mike Klassen, B.C. director of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, said small business accounts for almost half of the private sector

employment in B.C., the largest share of any province. “Working forever is not an option,” Klassen said. Menzies said expanding the Canada Pension Plan would require two thirds support from all provinces, and that support was not offered at a recent meeting of provincial finance ministers. But there was unanimous support for the PRPP option. Wilf Scheuer, president of Courtney-based Pro Star Mechanical Technologies Ltd., said he plans to use the new pension option and match employee contributions in order to retain skilled workers. Pro Star retrofits buildings with geothermal heat pumps, tankless hot water systems and other specialized equipment. Scheuer said he recently lost an engineer, hired away by a large Los Angeles-based company, a sign that his and other small firms are in a global competition for top talent.





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Patrick LaMontagne

Inspired by our man in space I

f you don’t know who Chris Hadfield is by now, especially if you’re Canadian, then you’ve probably been studying in a monastery somewhere, cut off from the rest of the world. Currently aboard the International Space Station on his third mission in space, Hadfield has become the face and voice of the Canadian Space Program.  With his multiple daily tweets and photos from orbit, his now frequent Q&A communications to schools and media, and his high profile life high above the Earth, Hadfield has Canadians and people around the world excited about space travel again.  I’m 42 and often kind of cynical about our species, largely due to the editorial cartoon portion of my career, but when I see the images and video being sent back from the I.S.S. each day, I feel like a 10 year old kid again, excited about the possibilities, if we can only keep moving forward. Hadfield seems to have that charismatic personality that so few possess, able to speak to world leaders and grade school children in a way that puts both at ease and allows them to understand what he’s saying, while still being the same guy with both audiences.  Because of his obvious passion for his work, his willingness to share so much of his rare experience with the world, and his ability to be a scientist, engineer, artist and humanist all at the same time, I couldn’t help but be inspired to paint his portrait, especially after seeing the video of the musical event featuring Hadfield, Barenaked Ladies, and the Wexford Gleeks.  The reference and title for this painting came from that video and song. There is no better legacy than to inspire those around you and the next generation to believe in the possibilities before them.  I can’t imagine how many children are now considering futures in the space program because of Hadfield’s example.  Whether they’ll remain on the ground as part of the team that sends us further into space or actually get to be one of the few who go, will be up to them. If all goes to plan, Chris Hadfield will take command of the International Space Station on March 13, the first Canadian to do so.  Just recently, the Canadian Space Agency posted a video where Hadfield demonstrated how he controlled the Canadarm2 from the cupola.  In it he said, “Canada built the Canadarm2.  And Canadarm2 built this space station.  Everybody should be proud of that.” We are, indeed. * Patrick LaMontagne is a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist, illustrator and digital painter whose work appears regualrly in North American newspapers and magazines, including the STAR/JOURNAL. LaMontagne resides in Canmore, Alberta, where he is “aiming to live an extraordinary life”. Find more of his exceptional work at The STAR/JOURNAL welcomes all letters to the editor. We do, however, reserve the right to edit, condense or reject letters over matters of libel, legality, taste, brevity, style or clarity. While all letters must be signed upon submission, writers may elect to withhold their names from publication in special circumstances. Drop your letter off at the Star/Journal Office, fax it to 672-9900, mail it to Box 1020, Barriere, VOE 1EO, or email to

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Cancer door-to-door campaign needs area canvassers To the editor; April is Cancer Month. In order for the Barriere and District Cancer Unit to do the annual door-todoor campaign, we need two volunteers to canvas.

Each of these volunteers will be expected to recruit two more people each, which would give us an additional six canvassers, total. More would be great, but we need at least the six.

If we cannot recruit enough volunteers, it is very doubtful that we can continue with the campaign. Last year, approximately $4,000 was raised in our area, and we would really hate

to lose these funds. If you, or anyone you know, would be willing to help out, please call Val Stamer at 250-672-9655. Thanks in advance for your support. Val Stamer Barriere

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Tom Fletcher ing cap and trade with a carbon tax. They’re not the same, are they? JO: The end result is that taxes increase because of how we handle carbon. It hasn’t been successful in Europe at all. Anyway, it’s not part of our thinking. We are making significant progress on greenhouse gas emissions. Our recent regulations regarding heavy-duty vehicles, the previous rules regarding cars and light trucks, which are identical to the U.S., are going to be helpful. And also the rules relating to coal-fired electricity. It’s our

objective to see all those coal plants closed, and in that regard we’re certainly ahead of the U.S. Coal is contributing 40 times the greenhouse gas emissions of the oil sands. And actually the oil sands are less than half the emissions from coal-fired electricity in the state of Illinois. We’re moving with the U.S. on the over-arching objective of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent from 2005 to 2020, but we’re also doing other things that the U.S. hasn’t yet decided to do. We’ve been approaching the reduction of emissions on a sectoral basis, and the next area of focus will be regulations in the oil and gas sector. TF: You’re comfortable with the idea that exporting LNG that replaces coal is an appropriate step at this time, one that’s doable as opposed to

these Kyoto-type gestures? JO: It is doable. And on a global basis, this would be a very significant development. If China, for example, could significantly move from coal to gas, that would have a huge impact. Canada’s small. We’re about two per cent of global emissions. We have to do our part, that’s the responsible thing to do, but it’s the big emitters that are going to make the difference to global emissions. TF: International Energy Agency talks about self-sufficiency in the U.S., oil and gas, by 2035. What does that mean for the Canadian economy? JO: Firstly, I don’t think they’re going to be self-sufficient in

oil. North America will be self-sufficient in gas and oil. What it means is, for gas we’re going to have to find new markets, and for oil we’re going to have to find markets to sustain the growth in supply. The United States will still be a big buyer of Canadian oil. We’re shipping

about two and a half million barrels a day, of which a million comes from the oil sands. Right now we’re losing about $50 million a day because of the crude oil bottleneck in the U.S. midwest, compared to international prices. We absolutely must find new markets,

which is why our government in principle is supporting the transport of oil and gas to the west, to the east, continuing to the south and possibly even the north. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver attended last week’s international conference in Vancouver on liquefied natural gas development. I spoke with him about Canada’s energy exports and emissions. Here are excerpts from that discussion: TF: President Barack Obama’s recent state of union address seemed to hint at approval for the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to U.S. refineries, with perhaps some measure to go along with it like a carbon cap and trade market. Your government has backed North American cap and trade before. Would you do it again? JO: No, we’re not thinking about that at all. The U.S. Congress is opposed to that concept from what I understand. TF: Your party ran ads targeting NDP leader Thomas Mulcair and equat-

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Little Fort Antique weekend taking shape Submitted

or Elsie Karl (250-677-4287) and leave a message includThe 3rd Annual Antiques ing name, phone number Appraisal Weekend, slated and the day the caller hopes for April 13 and 14 at the to attend the event, antique Little Fort Community Hall, weekend committee chair may include some new fea- Pat Paula says. This year’s event will be tures in 2013, including a silent auction of one antique held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, per day at the hall. Vernon-based accredited April 13 and 14, at the Little antique appraiser Peter S. Fort Community Hall. Again, the audience memBlundell will be back to meet with valley residents, examin- bers may share the experience ing family treasures and col- via video feed, and organizers promise new features for lectibles.  For a fee, a person may the weekend.  And there are some new submit up to three items for Blundell during a 15-minute names on the list of volunteers this year, but commitconsultation.  Appointment bookings tee chair Paula says there’s are now being accepted.  still plenty of room for othThose interested may call ers who would like to be inPat Paula (250 -672-5560) volved.

This year’s event will include a self-serve concession offering coffee, tea and water, but no food, given the ready availability of good food nearby in Little Fort. Helpers will be welcomed to help set up and take down displays and organize the hall, among other things, Paula says. Antiques Appraisal Weekend is one of two yearly events sponsored by the North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society in that group’s drive to establish a hospice house facility for the valley as a whole.  The second is an annual bike challenge in which competitors cycle between Barriere and Clearwater on a midSeptember Sunday.

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Vernon-based accredited antique appraiser Peter S. Blundell will be back to meet with valley residents, examining family treasures and collectibles on April 13 and 14, at the Little Fort Antique Weekend.

New fire truck for community of Little Fort thanks to TNRD

Ministry of Education The B.C. Ministry of Education and the Kamloops/Thompson Board of Education have signed a formal project agreement that clears the way for work to begin on the new $7.4-million trades training centre at NorKam Secondary. Now that the project agreement has been signed, the next steps include design development and seeking contract bids for the construction stage. Those contracts are expected to be awarded this sum-

mer with construction of the new centre getting underway later this year. The new trades training centre is scheduled to open in September 2014. The new trades centre will increase the trades training capacity of the school by approximately 100 students and provide a mix of skills training in the following areas: * Mining exploration, development and production * Entry-level industrial skills * Refrigeration and air conditioning

* Energy efficient building technology * Power systems engineering * Water treatment technology * Agricultural and siliviculture technology These programs will complement apprenticeship and skills training programs available to Kamloops high school students through Thompson Rivers University. Students from all 11 secondary schools in the district will be able to attend training programs offered at the centre.


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The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has approved the expenditure of up to $110,000 from the Federal Gas Tax Community Works Fund to go towards the purchase of a new fire truck for the Little Fort Volunteer Fire Department. The funding will help the organization, which is operated by the Little Fort Volunteer Fire Department Association, replace its 1977 Chevrolet C65 Tender fire truck with a more fuel-efficient model. “The money is going to great use as it will reduce fuel costs for the Little Fort Volunteer Fire Department, and using less gas will go a long way to helping the environment, too,” said Bill Kershaw, Electoral Area “O” (Lower North Thompson) director. The TNRD has also approved the expenditure of up to $20,000 from the same fund to go towards the purchase of a new truck for the Clearwater and District Highway Rescue So-

ciety. The funding will help the organization, which provides highway rescue services for the District of Clearwater as well as Electoral Areas “A” (Wells Gray Country) and “B” (Thompson Headwaters), replace its 1992 Ford rescue truck with a more fuel-efficient model. The Society had $115,000 in reserves to purchase a replacement vehicle, but with a new truck valued at $153,000, it had asked for funding assistance from the District of Clearwater and the TNRD. The District of Clearwater has already approved $20,000 from its Federal Gas Tax funding allotment. Both fire truck upgrades fall under the Community Energy Systems — Fleet Vehicle Conversion category of the Gas Tax Agreement. To date, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District has approved $2.9 million for 71 projects under the Federal Gas Tax Fund, which provides funding in support of municipal infrastructure upgrades that contribute to cleaner air, cleaner water and reduced greenhouse-gas emissions.


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ing classes celebrate at events such as carnival nights, overnight camping trips and boat cruises. For over a decade, the Support Dry Grad campaign in BC Liquor Stores has helped prevent underage drinking and has raised more than $4.4 million. “The Dry Grad Campaign is one of the more significant initiatives we support as part of our corporate social responsibility program, and it is a great example of our customers’ and staff commitment to their communities,” said LDB acting general manager Roger Bissoondatt. More than 250 high schools

in 55 school districts are participating in the campaign this year. All Support Dry Grad donations from each store go to the local school district, which, in turn, provides the funding to the local grad committees. Customers receive a small token of appreciation in recognition of their donation to the Dry Grad Campaign. The campaign began Feb. 25 and will run until March 30. You can learn more at: http://www.bcliquorstores. com/support-dry-grad or http://www.healthyschoolsbc. ca/program/333/dry-gradguidebook-for-bc

TNRD Film Commission unveils online location map Submitted The Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s Film Commission is unveiling a new website: the TNRD Locations Movie Map (www.tnrdlocationsmoviemap. com), which showcases the various productions (film, TV, commercials, documentaries) that have filmed in the Regional District. The website, funded primarily by the Northern Development Initiative Trust as an

economic development project promoting filmmaking and tourism, features a Google Map of the Regional District with icons indicating where more than 100 projects across 250 locations were filmed. By clicking on the icons, or by accessing the pull down menu, visitors to the website can find out where a project was shot, information about cast and crew, view location photos, read a brief synopsis of the project, and dis-





cover little-known facts about the making of the project by clicking the “Who Knew?!” tab. There are also links to movie databases and trailers. “This is an excellent way to communicate and engage the public and let them know what the film commission has accomplished over the years,” said Steven Rice, Chair of the TNRD Film Commission. For Vicci Weller, Executive Director of Film for the TNRD, the web-


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site is meant to pique curiosity and hopefully be an engine that drives tourism as well as being a point of pride for residents: “Film tourism is a niche tourism market that promotes filmmaking and travel because people are curious. Also, it’s fun to brag about what’s been filmed in our hometowns when relatives, friends or colleagues visit.” Weller anticipates the site will be expanded in the future so the Film Commission is hoping that the public will offer information and new locations: “It’s a site that will continually grow as more information is shared.”

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District looking at youth employment, sidewalks, and excessive wood smoke Providing employment for students in small towns and rural areas is always a struggle. As the costs of continuing education and commuting to work rise, it is imperative that local government be aware of the needs of the young people in the community. Working where you live is the ultimate goal, and for students it is the only choice in most cases. Around the province, some municipal governments have partnered with their local schools and employment offices to build a network of potential young employees, and a pool of the seasonal or casual positions available locally. As a result these communities have provided employment year after year through a defined student employment program. In all towns, there are tasks that need to be done each and every year. The need for employees grows with the size of the District and the amenities provided to residents. Having a plan to get the jobs completed year after year, with competent employees at a reasonable cost, is required. Administration and training costs are always a concern, so there should be a plan for some of the students to return to the program and give guidance and training to the new team members. This provides a pool of labour that with minimal supervision can complete the tasks at hand. I am hopeful that with the combined efforts of such groups as the District of Barriere, TNRD Area O, the Chamber of Commerce, and School District 73 that a youth employment and mentorship program can be developed.

This program will identify employment opportunities and match them to local students. I am also hopeful that this program will start this year and be able to be carried on into the future. For its part, the District has hired a yearround outside jobs supervisor to facilitate the management of the workload and staff working in various positions outside the District office. This is a hands-on position that is designed to provide needed supervision, training and support to outside staff and contractors. Providing a high level of support and training to workers is the best way to ensure both worker and employer satisfaction with a job well done. The air quality here in the valley is getting worse as time goes on. Most of the problem can be attributed to the smoke from wood heaters. In the past, this occurred when we were experiencing a thermal inversion. Now the problem is apparent almost everyday during the heating season. As unpopular as this will make me with some residents, I think

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it is time to take action to clean the air. I do not advocate radical changes like banning all wood burning. I burn wood, and I appreciate the benefits of doing this properly. However, I do advocate that we put in place rules around visible smoke and the burning of materials we all know to be harmful. There is no reason for a wood burning appliance to smoke. Technology has progressed so that they are almost fool proof. Even older units will burn clean if the wood is dry and the unit is properly maintained and attended. It is time to put in rules and penalties to encourage some users to stop polluting the air. The District recently hosted a roundtable meeting to discuss the design of Barriere Town Road. The road will be rebuilt after the construction of the sewer and waterline upgrades. One of

the design proposals is to incorporate a separated pedestrian pathway along the roadway. This would provide a safe place for pedestrians and those that use mobility aids such as scooters. In my opinion, we could safely call this a sidewalk, but for some reason it is being referred to as a pathway. No matter what it is called, it is to increase the safety of our residents both young and old. The plan also includes improving and defining access to businesses where needed, and providing a more consistent appearance along the length of Barriere Town Road in the downtown core. Plans for benches, planters, and other design features will be accommodated as the budget allows. Some funds are already allocated for some rock removal at one of the downtown intersections.

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Yellowhead Pioneer Assisted Living Facility representative, Pam Simpson, made a presentation to District of Barriere Council members on Monday, Mar. 4, by giving an overview about the facility, how it works, and who can apply for residency. She noted there are currently a few vacancies at the facility.

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A ‘Young Guns’ Bullarama will be held at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere, on April 6, 2013, as a fundraiser for the Farm Kids Scholarship Fund. “This is a rider development Bullarama where novice riders go up against experienced professionals.” said Steven Puhallo, president and founder of the Farm Kids Fund, “This is a great event where people from McBride to Merritt can come see tomorrow’s champions get their start.” Building off the success of their soldout New Year’s Eve Bullarama at the North Thompson Agriplex in 2012, Puhallo says,“Our growing fan base are eager for more Bullarama events, so we’re going to put on more. We’ve developed some great partnerships and have more events coming up.” Farm Kids Fund director of rodeo operations, Ed Lebourdais, is excited about the mentoring and teaching that the younger riders will receive, “These are future champions and we want to make sure they are prepared and ready for professional bull riding. The stock contractors are donating their time, and waiving their chute fees in support of this event. That’s how

much they believe in events like this for young riders.” Jill Hayward, President of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association, which administers the North Thompson Agriplex, says events like this is proving the worth of the Agriplex, “We are seeing more and more agritourism events choose Barriere because of the great multi-use facilities we have here.” Bill Humphreys, Mayor of Barriere sees a growing trend, “Attracting events like this helps to build Barriere’s reputation as an agri-tourism destination.” Puhallo also noted that this is not an officially sanctioned bull riding event, but that the program is supported by the Elite Professional Bullriders. Tickets go on sale March 6, and can be prepurchased at the North Thompson Star/Journal in Barriere and at the Horse Barn in Kamloops, or online at Tickets will also be available at the event, with doors open at 12 noon, and Bullarama at 1 p.m. Bullarama general admission tickets are $10, Kids 12 and under get in free. All prices are subject to 12 per cent HST. There will be a beer garden and food vendors on site.

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Dr. Art Hister, keynote speaker at Barriere Expo North Thompson Star/Journal If laughter is the best medicine, then Dr. Art Hister is the doctor to bring it to Barriere. Hister is an expert on providing a human face to the mysteries of medical science and the health industry. The doctor will be the keynote speaker at the Celebration of Rural Living Expo and Trade Show at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere on Saturday April 27, at 11 p.m. Dr. Hister will give a one hour presentation, and will be onsite for most of the day. Organizers of the event say they are most excited to have such a respected and sought after popular speaker in attendance at the Expo. And they note that the admission fee into the Expo and Trade Show is just $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students, with children 12 years and under free. There is no additional charge to hear Dr. Hister speak. He will be one of a full slate of speakers and demonstrations that will be running continuously throughout the two day event. Hister combines humour, common sense and plain language, to help make the often frightening and confusing world of medicine understandable to all, and accessible to everyone. “I don’t talk about anything that is rocket science. I talk about healthy living, healthy lifestyles. I tell a lot of jokes which seem to work. I try to convince the audience why they should be living a healthy lifestyle, what I think they should be doing, which elements are the most important. But then we have a terrific amount of fun in the question period. They can pepper me with anything they want to ask me,” says Hister. He also notes he has been a full time “media doctor” since 1991, has worked as a health

analyst for BBC Radio in the UK, CBC Newsworld, and the Corus Radio Network, and is currently a daily health analyst for Global TV News in B.C. Hister is also a health columnist for several publications and web sites, including TV Week and the London Drugs ENewsletter, as well as the author of two Canadian medical bestsellers. “I’ve also been a consultant for the B.C. government; but then so has nearly everyone who’s lived long enough,” says the doctor. He is currently associated with several health and wellness organizations, including the BC Alzheimer Society and the Tapestry Foundation where he consults on issues affecting our aging population. Hister is the past honorary chairman of the BC Alzheimer’s Society Walk for Memories, past Volunteer of the Year for the Canadian Diabetes Association and currently sits on the Board of Governors of the Vancouver Holocaust Educational Centre.

He is also the author of two Canadian bestsellers, Midlife Man and Dr. Art Hister’s Guide to a Longer and Healthier Life, as well as numerous articles for publications such as Reader’s Digest, The Globe and Mail, and The Medical Post. In his shows, and when he does community presentations, Hister focuses on topics that he feels are going to interest a lot of people. “I always like to find something that will interest people, and something that they can do something about. I invariably leave people with hope and I try to inject some humour. This is a funny condition being alive so if you can laugh at it and have some fun, we should enjoy it while we’re here.” The doctor says his proudest achievement, though, is his wonderful family: his wife, Phyllis Simon, to whom he has been married for 42 years), his two fabulous sons, Jonah and Tim, his equally fabulous daughter-in-law, Aviva, and the newest additions, his “gorgeous, talented, smart, amazingly athletic and

utterly captivating 23-month-old genius grandchild, Masha, who luckily takes after her grandma, not her grandpa, and my soon to be just as fantastic seven-month-old grandson, Henry, once he gets moving and gets some teeth”. You can find more information about Dr. Art Hister by going to: Find more about the Apr. 27 and 28,

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as well as a wind-up tournament. Thursday, March 07, 2013 North Thompson Star/Journal Depending on the weather, we are looking at this league running eight weeks, April 22 to June 16 (dates are not confirmed and may be ideas, such as playing two to tothree times subject change). a week, and possiRelative to the bly holding an  iceturnout oftournament, the March breaker as well as a wind-up 12 meeting, there will tournament. then be a coaches Depending on the weather, we are meeting on Aprillook17, ing at this league where coaches will running eight weeks, April 22 game to June 16 be given sched(dates are not conules, and firmed and registramay be subject to change). tion and fees must be Submitted photo: Relative to the paid. turnout of the March 12 We meeting, there will In order to have League. also encourage Barriere’s Carol Willox team, dressed in their first place winning Egyptian costumes, are pictured We are open to all then be a coaches a Barriere Slowpitch teams toon ask Aprillocal 17, League this year, ideas, comments and meeting at the Clearwater Ladies Bonspiel, held Feb. 23, at the Sportsplex in Clearwater, where the team coaches will we need to have at opinions on how to where businesses to sponalso won third place in the C event of the bonspiel. Pictured (l to r): Laura Mairs, Evelyn Pilatzke, least  six teams. We make this League a be given game schedsor them; a good way ules, and registraare strongly encour- go this year. Bernice Randrup and Carol Willox. We have been tion and the fees commumust be aging everyone who to get Submitted photo: Best costumed curlers around paid. can, to come to the throwing nityWemore involved. also encourage Barriere’s Carol Willox team, dressed in their first place winning Egyptian costumes, are pictured teams local Teams tomustaskconsist at the Clearwater Ladies Bonspiel, held Feb. 23, at the Sportsplex in Clearwater, where the team businesses to sponalso won third place in the C event of the bonspiel. Pictured (l to r): Laura Mairs, Evelyn Pilatzke, of atthem; leasta 10 players sor good way Bernice Randrup and Carol Willox. to get ofthe commu(three which must nity more involved. be female). 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The The girls girls loslos- ner second riere uniform. Food Bank Can? ing to power house South Kamloops, and the boys Food Bank Can? dropping ing to power house South Kamloops, and the boys riereTheuniform. Senior Boys team took the long road to the final to Chase. COME HAVE FUN The Senior team took the long road to dropping the final to Chase. for the Boys Okanagan championships. After The Senior Girls basketball team finished in qualify losing their semi fi nal to Chase, they battled hard qualify for the Okanagan championships. After The Senior Girls basketball team finished in against Ashcroft to keep their season from ending losingThe theirBSS semiSenior final toBoys Chase, theyback-to-back battled hard early. faced challenge games to earn their spot at the ending Valley against Ashcroft to keep their season from Championships, first against Kamloops Christian early. The Boystofaced back-to-back School andBSS thenSenior travelling Vernon Christian, beating both challenging teams handily book challenge games to earn their spot at theto Valley their ticket to the Championship. After being Championships, ranked lower thanfirst theyagainst shouldKamloops have been,Christian the team faced very then toughtravelling first round match up against Schoola and to Vernon Christian, provincially top ranked Keremeos. The boys beating both teams handily book bounced back challenging after their first round lost toto trounce Charles Bloom. they stepped antheir ticket to By the winning, Championship. Afterupbeing other chance against St. Ann’s. The Crusaders rankedthelower thanafter theyfour should have been, thefouled team took victory Barriere players out very tough game. up Barriere facedof aa very tough and firstphysical round match againstis sad to say goodbye to graduating seniors Tristan provincially top ranked Keremeos. The boys March 8 - Cancelled • March 10 - 4:30pm Lloyd, Bishop Realff, Jordan Rainer, Jake Bauer, and Derek Ficke who ledfithe way for cougar bounced back after their rst round lostyour to trounce Sponsored by: McFive Enterprises team this season. Charles Bloom. By winning, they stepped up anLooking ahead to the Spring season, BSS has a other ofchance The Crusaders group femaleagainst athletesSt. thatAnn’s. are interested in playing soccer this season, however, the school is destook the victory after four Barriere players infouled perate need of a girls soccer coach. If they do not out ofsomeone a very tough physical game. Barriere is have that isand willing to volunteer to coach this team they will have to cancel the season. sadIftoyou sayaregoodbye to graduating seniors Tristan Figure Skating Carnival - March 8 at 6:30pm interested in coaching please contact Lloyd,Shannik BishopatRealff, Jordan Rainer, Jake Bauer, Come out and support the Skating Club Miss the school; 250-672-9943. 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RANCH TALES: B.C. horses fit the bill By Ken Mather Vernon Morning Star From the first days of ranching in the North-West, as the Canadian prairies were known in the late 1800s, ranchers and cowboys alike recognized and acknowledged the superiority of the horses bred west of the Rockies. Fred Ings, who had worked as a cowboy on the 1883 round-up and later owned the Midway Ranch, wrote in his memoirs, “We needed good horses and big ones; we never rode small horses like the American cowboy. “Our cattle were larger and we needed the size and weight.” This need for larger horses to handle the large purebred cattle that were being brought into the NorthWest was recorded in the 1913 book, The Range Men. “The range stock of the South-West, of Texas, New Mexico, and Old Mexico, is quick, light, and as speedy as most horses, while the range animals of Alberta and Montana are grade shorthorns and herefords, huge, clumsy, well-fed brutes, whose best gait is a lumbering gallop, and whose agility compared with that of the Mexican steer is as a tortoise to a hare. Canadian stock was half as big again as the South-Western range beasts, twice as slow, and not a quarter as agile. A Canadian rope-horse was picked for strength and weight to oppose the weight and strength of the heavy steers; the Arizona and Texas and other American steeds were picked for speed, surefootedness, and dodging ability.” The B.C. horses brought in from across the Rockies fit the bill for strength and weight and were universally accepted as the best horses on the southern prairies. Not surprisingly, along with the horses came horse-breaking techniques. The use of the hackamore, derived from the Spanish jaquima, was widespread in B.C. and spread to the North-West. The method of breaking horses with a hackamore can be traced back to the vaqueros of California.

The use of a hackamore was considered by most California buckaroos (as the term vaquero was pronounced by the English speaking cattlemen) to produce a soft-mouthed horse, responsive to the reins. Once a horse was trained with a hackamore, it was usually replaced with a bit. This technique was unheard of on the Great Plains, where a bit was the standard piece of equipment in horse breaking. So it would seem that the California methods of horse breaking travelled to the North-West via Oregon, Washington State and B.C. In the area of horses and horse equipment, the influence on the cattle culture of Alberta from B.C. and the Pacific Northwest was pronounced. The large, tough horses of these regions were just what were needed for the improved breeds of cattle that were larger and slower than the Texas longhorns that had come as far as Montana, with few of them making it into the NorthWest. Along with the horses came certain aspects of the buckaroo horse culture. Certainly the methods of breaking horses seem to have been readily accepted in the North-West and the use of the hackamore was very popular. Other aspects of the horse culture, namely single-cinched saddles and braided rawhide ropes, were less prominent. Ken Mather is curator at O’Keefe Ranch in Spallumcheen. Star/Journal file photos;

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What is the ‘bokeh’ in a photographic image? Wikipedia defines bokeh as “the way the lens renders out-offocus points of light”. And my dictionary states; “bokeh, “The visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens.” Bokeh has become another one of those n o t - s o - we l l - u n d e rstood terms that has become over used, and in many cases misused, by photographers since recent technological advances in cameras have made the medium of photography so accessible and popular. A young photographer walked into my shop last week and asked the question, “Do you have one of those depth of field lenses?” I knew what the answer was because that was not the first time I have been asked the same question. The first time I was

asked I thought there might be some new piece of equipment on the market and inquired if that meant a wide aperture that controls depth of field. That’s where the word bokeh came up. The response was, “Ya, depth of field, bokeh.” In my classes I include a tutorial on depth of field and more than once participants have interrupted me saying, “Oh, so that’s what bokeh is.” Actually, the word bokeh comes from the Japanese word boke, which means “blur” or “haze”, or bokeaji, the “blur quality”. That’s right, not blur, but blur quality. Wikipedia carries on stating, “However, differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or

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added to the subject while the actual edges are retained in sharp focus, but in bokeh it is only an element of the image that is intentionally blurred. Additionally, bokeh tends to emphasize certain points of light in the image as well.” Bokeh appears in the areas of an image that remains outside the focal region. Because of this the most common technique used to add it is a shallow depth of field created through a wide open aperture”. Depth of field is, “That area, in front of, and, behind the subject, that is in acceptable sharpness.” In my experience depth of field is one concept

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NORTH THOMPSON JOBS BARRIERE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 629 Barriere Town Rd. Barriere, BC V0E 1E0 Phone: 250-672-0036 / Fax: 250-672-2159

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COORDINATOR – ATEC B0070 WORKPLACE LIAISON – ATEC B0071 ELECTIONS WORKERS – BC Elections B0073 FOREST FIRE FIGHTER TRAINING – B0061 (Apply on line @ Boulder Mountain Contracting SKILL DEVELOPMENT: If you have been on Employment Insurance in the past 3 years (5 years maternity) and are currently unemployed, you may be eligible for retraining dollars. Book an appointment to see one of our counselors for more information. We look forward to seeing you: come in and we’ll personally see that you get the information you’re seeking or call and make an appointment. • Free computer and Internet access • Free resume help • Free information on many services.

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E-mail: • Web Page: Campground Attendant: Seas/Clw #C0077 Waitress/Waiter: 2 positions Seas/Clw #C0076 Housekeepers: 4 positions Seas/Clw #C0075 Front Desk Clerk: 2 positions Seas/Clw #C0074 Industrial Automotive Parts Person: FT/ Clearwater #C0072 Whitewater Rafting Instructor: Seas/Clw #C0069 Support Worker: PT/Clearwater CB0064 Reservations Manager-Maternity Leave Coverage: FT/Blue River CB0062 Park Attendant: 6 pos/Seas/Clw #CB0057 Sandwich Artist: PT-FT/Little Fort CB#0055 Cashier: PT-FT/Little Fort #CB0054 Class 4 Driver: PT/Seasonal/Highway 5 #CB0051 Sightseeing Boat Operator: Seasonal/Blue River #CB0049 Housekeeper: Seasonal/Clearwater #C0048 Class 1 Truck Driver: 2-pos/FT/Kamloops #C0047 IT Manager: Seasonal/Blue River #CB0043 Food and Beverage Server: Seasonal/Clearwater #C0036 House-keeper: Seasonal/Clearwater #C0031 German Speaking Tour Guide: Seasonal/ Clearwater #CB0030 Housekeeping Manager: FT/Blue River #CB0015 GENERAL INFORMATION • Free Workshops: Thurs. Mar. 7th – Interview Skills Workshop

Thurs. Mar. 14th – Internet & Email Basics Workshop ( or every 2nd Thursday) Thurs. Mar. 21st – Creating & Updating Your Resume Workshop (or every 3rd Thursday) Thurs. Mar. 28th – Work Search Techniques Workshop (every 4th Thursday) Please call 250-674-2928 to register for free workshops. • Resumes & Interviews: Go hand in hand, so the better prepared you are the greater the impression you will make to your future employer. Please drop in and our friendly staff will assist you. • Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS): Are you currently on Employment Insurance or have you been in the last 3-5 years? If you have, you may be eligible for wage subsidy. Ask us for further info. • Funding for Skill Enhancement: Recent or active EI clients with a career plan in mind seeking assistance through Service Canada are required to book an appointment with one of our Employment Counsellors. • Blue River Itinerant: An employment consultant comes to town twice/mth to the Blue River School. Next visit is Thursday Mar. 14 from 12:30-2:30. If a one on one appointment is required, please call to set up a time prior to the drop in.

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Support International Scouting by donating used stamps which are sorted & sold to raise money for the International Development Fund of the International Scout & Guide Fellowship. This fund pays for training for Scouters in the third world. Drop stamps off at front counter of the Star/Journal in Barriere, or call Margaret at (250)672-9330.

In the matter of the Estate of Agnes M. Martinsen: Notice is hereby given that creditors & others having a claim against the Estate of the above named deceased, are hereby required to send them to Lloyd Abbey, Executor, at Box 1214, Barriere, BC V0E 1E0, before the 4th day of April, 2013, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties thereto, having regard only to the claims of which he then has notice.

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Forest Stewardship Plan Amendment Notice is hereby given that Interfor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Adams Lake Division is amending Forest Stewardship Plan #133 in order to include the Cayenne operating area currently managed by Canfor. The Cayenne operating area is generally located to the east of Harbour Lakes. The FSP will also be amended to include the mandatory amendment which updates the mountain caribou ungulate winter range to be consistent with GAR order #U-3-004. The amendment is available for public review and written comment during regular office hours until May 7, 2013, at Interforâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Adams Lake Division office, Adams Lake, B.C. For more information or to arrange an opportunity to review the amendment, please contact Marino Bordin, Planning Forester, at (250) 679-6836 or via email at Written comments are to be submitted to International Forest Products Limited, 9200 Holding Rd., Chase, B.C., V0E 1M2.

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North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society sets their goals for 2013 North Thompson Star/Journal At their February 19 board meeting, the North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society (NTVHHS) discussed and set the following goals for 2013. â&#x20AC;˘ That committees be established for finance, building, research, and membership. â&#x20AC;˘ That a feasibility study be completed by the end of the year. â&#x20AC;˘ That property be identified for the location of the Hospice House. Besides setting their goals, other items were discussed.   One such item was regarding the Bonnie CruzelleMyram Tree.   This is the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Angel Treeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; that has been set-up at the Barriere Library every December for the last several years.  

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Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 101


The Council of the District of Barriere officially gives notice that it is considering a Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw for the Yellowhead Highway Corridor Development Permit Area as designated in the Barriere Official Community Plan. A Public Hearing, to receive input from the public, has been scheduled for 7pm on March 18, 2013 at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ridgeâ&#x20AC;?, 4936 Barriere Town Road, Barriere BC. The purpose of this Bylaw is to provide: a) The establishment of a program to encourage development, revitalization, and beautification within a designated area. b) To provide the framework within which the Owners may make application to receive the Tax Exemption. The objectives of the Revitalization Tax Exemption are: a) To encourage and generate overall economic activity in the designated area of the District. b) To encourage owners to utilize modern technologies to improve the overall efficiencies within buildings and structures, improving energy and water consumption. c) To encourage owners to improve the general aesthetics within the designated area. d) To provide tax exemption when the objectives listed in (a) to (c) have a direct or indirect impact on the Assessed Value of the parcel. For property owners within or near this proposed designation, it is your responsibility to check your property and provide comments, either in writing or in person at the public hearing, regarding any proposed changes or changes you would like to see as part of this comprehensive policy process. A copy of the complete Draft Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw is available for review on the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website ( and at the District Office (4936 Barriere Town Road). Written submissions must be received by Monday, March 18, 2013 at 4pm. They can be delivered in person to the District Office (4936 Barriere Town Road), by fax (Fax #: 250-672-9708), by email ( or by mail (P.O. Box 219, Barriere BC, V0E 1E0)

By donation, anyone can place an angel on the tree; the funds raised have then been donated to one of two local charities: the NTVHHS and the Barriere and District Hospice Society.  The monies raised during 2012 are being donated to the NTVHHS in Bonnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honour. Members will be staffing a Society booth at the 1st Annual Celebration of Rural Living Expo and Trade Show on April 27-28, at the Agriplex in Barriere. The next regular meeting of the Society will be on March 19, 2 p.m. at the Little Fort Community Hall.   The Annual General Meeting will be held on April 30, 7 p.m. at the Little Fort Community Hall.   New members are always welcome to join.

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OBITUARY In Loving Memory

Christine Rae Schaak

May 17, 1945 – February 26, 2013 Christine Rae Schaak (nee Gammelseter) was born on May 17, 1945, in Winnipeg, MB. She died suddenly at home in Barriere, B.C., on February 26, 2013, at 67 years of age. Christine leaves behind her soul mate and friend of 46 years, John; sons Jason (Marnie), and Dana of Kamloops, B.C.; brothers Ralph (Dolores) and Robert (Diane) of Winnipeg; sisters Ellen (Terry) and Maureen (Al) of Winnipeg; grandchildren Erik, Kayla, Emily, Nicole, Sanna and Lauren, all of Kamloops, as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles all across North America. Christine was predeceased by her father Ralph and her mother Ruth, as well as her infant son, Jason. After her schooling, Christine worked in the printing business in the Bindery Department back in the ‘Peg’. She came out to Kam-

loops, B.C., in 1976 with John, and they moved to Surrey in 1982 where she spent her spare time (if any) at the Kinney’s Shoe Store in the Guildford Mall. Back they went to Kamloops in 1983 to raise their two sons until they left the nest. Then, Christine worked for Liquidation World. In 2008, Christine and John moved to Barriere, making retirement “semi-official.” In Barriere, Christine volunteered with the Thrift Store, she helped at the Flower Shop, and was very active with the Garden Club. Christine’s fam-

ily was very important to her, and she earned the distinction for being chosen as the best place for her sons and their friends to go to after school for cookies and snacks on Sandpiper Drive. She was known across the province for having the best “Rum Balls” and “Chocolate Brownies.” Following cremation, there will be a gathering to pay tribute to Christine Schaak at a later date. Donations would be appreciated in Christine’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon, 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3V2. Condolences may be expressed on-line by visiting www. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Barriere, B.C., telephone 250-672-1999.

New Lutheran minister for Church of St Paul will be formally recognized Mar. 10 A new chapter in pastoral leadership for two valley churches North Thompson Star/Journal A new chapter in the pastoral leadership of Clearwater United Church, and the Church of St Paul, Barriere, will be celebrated on Sunday, March 10. Reverend Brian Krushel will be formally recognized as the minister of these two congregations, that make up the North Thompson Pastoral Charge. The service will include the Installation traditions of the Anglicans and Lutherans, and the Covenanting traditions of the United Church, since the Church of St Paul is a Shared Ministry. Dignitaries from the three denominations who will be participating in the service are Rev. Karen Medland, Chair of Kamloops Okanagan Presbytery of the United Church of Canada, Rev. Rick Schulz, Dean of the Southern Interior Conference of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and Bishop Barbara Andrews, Bishop of the Anglican Parish of the Central Interior. This service will be held at 4 p.m., in the Church of St Paul in Barriere. Everyone is welcome to attend this Installation/Covenanting Service and be a witness to the excitement that these two congregations are experiencing as they move from decades of leadership with United Church ministers to a time of pastoral leadership from Pastor Brian Krushel, a Lutheran. A potluck dinner Are you missing the will follow.

Canadian Cancer Society invites Interior youth to Cancer Prevention Forum Submitted The Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon, is calling on youth from across the Southern Interior and Kootenay regions of B.C., between the ages of 19 and 25, to apply to attend a Youth Forum taking place in Vancouver on May 11, 2013. The forum – designed by youth, for youth – will provide a venue for youth to share their ideas on health and cancer prevention as well as provide suggestions on what changes they would like to see. Canadian Cancer Society youth leadership volunteers Taylor Smith of Merritt and Jenny Byford of Cranbrook joined an advisory group to assist in planning this first-ever youth forum. According to Smith, “My volunteer work with the Society’s Tanning is Out initiative demonstrated to

me that it’s possible for young people my age to take action and truly make an impact when it comes to reducing the risk of cancer. This year, the Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary and this forum provides us with an opportunity to engage future leaders of change who can help us set the stage for the next 75 years of cancer prevention.” The forum will also provide an opportunity for youth to learn about cancer prevention and build skills to use within their communities to take action on relevant health and cancer prevention issues, becoming part of a larger movement fighting for a world where no Canadian fears cancer. Jenny Byford of Cranbrook adds, “We know that about half of all cancers can be prevented and youth are a vital part of stopping cancer before it starts.  This is a chance for youth from across our province

to take part in continuing a 75year legacy of cancer prevention. I encourage youth from across the Kootenay and the Interior regions to join us and apply.” The forum will take place at the Simon Fraser University, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver.  Youth who are residents of B.C., active or involved in their community, and interested in developing leadership skills are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants must also be committed to contributing to action in their home communities after the youth forum concludes. Travel expenses will be covered. Youth have until March 15, 2013, to submit applications. Applications are available through Successful applicants will be notified by April 1, 2013.


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Reverend Brian Krushel will be formally recognized as the minister for the Church of St Paul and Clearwater United Church congregations on March 10 at the Church of St Paul, 4 p.m.


First Draw: F. Debodt, C.Teele, Rosie Humphreys & F. Debodt Second Draw: D. Warman, Mike Cline, J. Warman & Keith Moore Third Draw: Joanne Lewis, Linn Buker, William Baillie & Rachel Baillie Fourth Draw: Mike Cline, Jean Cochran, A. Redman & Eileen Miers Bonus Draw: Diana Laveay • The lucky winner of $75.00 was Frank Debodt

Thanks To our volunTeers elaine, Tim and Darlene FRIDAYS - Free pool • ThuRSDAY - Crib & Darts CRIB ~ 7 players on Feb. 28 - 1st - Joe Sabyan • 2nd - Nina Clearwaters • 3rd - Ivy Johnson • High Hand - Donna Smith • Skunk - Donna Smith

DARTS ~ 14 players present on Feb. 28 - 1st - Dorothy Carby & BJ Lyons • 2nd - Maureen Wiseman & Emil Gammel • 3rd - Tom Milkner & Dennis Bombardier • High Scores, Ladies - Paulette Bombardier w/119; Men - BJ Lyons w/140 • High Finish, Ladies - Dorothy Carby w/86; Men - Emil Gammel w/36


Mar 9: Ladies Auxiliary Garage Sale, 9am, call Eileen at 672-2456 to reserve a table • Mar 11: Ladies Auxiliary meetiing, 1pm Mar 19 : Exec. meeting, 6:30pm/General meeting, 7pm MARCh 16: CeLebrate our 60tH anniverSary & St. PatriCk’S Day Cocktails at 5pm & Dinner at 6pm $8/person

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Yellowhead 4-H dominates District Speeches Congratulations to Sara Kate Smith and Lauren Tremblay who both brought back 1st place medals and trophies from the 4H District Speech competition at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Kamloops on Saturday, March 2. Jamie Levere and Jessica Sage from Yale County Club were the Emcees; they were prepared and tackled the day with enthusiasm! The Senior Judges were Mark HaywoodFarmer, Sheila Mackenzie, and Steven Puhallo. Junior Judges were Miranda Dean, Ryan Scorgie, and Ross Spina. These judges were very supportive; they had lot’s to say and took their time to make the day special! The day started out

Yellowhead 4H Club Report By Alexander Peterson

with some very talented speakers; there were topics such as, “Country Music”,” Family Birth Order Personalities” and “The Value of High School Jobs.” For lunch, everyone feasted on yummy sandwiches, prepared by Senior Council. Impromptu Speeches followed lunch. The theme was: “What three items would you bring to a Deserted Island?” Sara did an outstanding Impromptu Speech, by explaining that you can easily get off the island by bringing a helicopter,

helicopter pilot, and fuel! The cake auction was really fun. The cakes were decorative and very pretty! The money raised went to Junior Council. Next was the Silver Tray presentation; congratulations to Meghan McGillivray who won this award for Top 4-H Beef member. The day ended with judge’s comments and the presentation of awards. Sara Kate Smith who did her speech on “How To Persuade Your Parent” and Lauren Tremblay who spoke about “The B.C. Civil Liberties Association” both came in first. C o n g rat u l at i o n s again to these two who did incredible speeches.

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(Above) Yellowhead 4-H Club member Sara Kate Smith (right) receiving her first place award at the 4-H District Speech competitions in Kamloops, Mar. 2. (Left) Yellowhead 4-H member Lauren Tremblay (left) receives her first place award at the competition.

There’s still time to book your booth space for the Celebration of Rural Living Expo & Trade Show, Apr. 27 & 28, at the fairgrounds in Barriere. • or call 250-319-8023

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RE/MAX Real Estate (Kamloops) would like to welcome RJ Toor to our Kamloops office. RJ is now providing professional real estate services with the Power of RE/MAX behind him.

Outstanding Agents... Outstanding Results.

RJ, his wife Ninder and their three children, Jessica, Adam and Ashley, moved to Kamloops four years ago and are enjoying everything our beautiful city has to offer. RJ believes in supporting his community. RJ has served as a Director for Kamloops Minor Hockey and has managed numerous minor hockey teams here in Kamloops. In the past, RJ worked at two Ford dealerships in the Business and Sales Management divisions. For the last three years, RJ worked full time as a professional Realtor. In his second year, RJ was honoured when he was chosen as the “Best Realtor 2012” in the Reader’s Choice Awards. RE/MAX Real Estate (Kamloops) is one of a group of eight RE/MAX offices in the Kamloops/North Okanagan/Shuswap area dedicated to providing the highest level of real estate services by partnering with professional Realtors who make a commitment to continue their education and make use of the RE/MAX network’s tools, education and experience. This group of offices also takes great pride in giving back to the communities in which they operate. RJ’s community involvement, strong work ethic and considerable business and real estate experience is a welcome addition to the RE/MAX Team - please join us in congratulating RJ on his more to RE/MAX.

RJ Toor


RE/MAX Real Estate (Kamloops) would like to welcome Jeremy Reid to our Kamloops office. Jeremy is now providing professional real estate services with the Power of RE/MAX behind him.

In 2004, Jeremy moved to Kamloops and in 2012, married his wife Amy. Together they enjoy our beautiful city and appreciate the people and all the amenities Kamloops has to offer. Jeremy has an extensive sales background and in 2012 was awarded with the prestigious Director’s Platinum award, along with a “Top 10” Distinction for gross sales. RE/MAX Real Estate (Kamloops) is one of a group of eight RE/MAX offices in the Kamloops/North Okanagan/Shuswap area dedicated to providing the highest level of real estate services by partnering with full-time professional Realtors who make a commitment to continue their education and make use of the RE/MAX network’s tools, education and experience. This group of offices also takes great pride in giving back to the communities in which they operate. Jeremy’s strong background in residential sales, robust work ethic and considerable enthusiasm and professionalism is a welcome addition to the RE/MAX Team - please join us in congratulating Jeremy on his move to RE/MAX.

Jeremy Reid

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