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Balanced, informative forum brings both sides together including environmental coordinator Cheryl Williston and six others, who fielded An estimated 200-plus questions along with vicepeople crowded into the 100 president corporate affairs Mile Community Hall for Brian Battison, senior V-P the New Prosperity Mine operations John McManus, Open House on March 16. and V-P engineering Scott Hosted by the South Jones. Cariboo Chamber of Battison says it was “a Commerce, information good event” and worthwhile tables lined the for those wanting a walls and spread well-rounded peracross the room and spective. they were manned “[Some] talked to by mine proponent, me about the views Taseko Mines Ltd. they had heard from and other project the other side ... and supporters, as well they said ‘well, what as various mine about this; and what Brian opponents – all Battison about that?’ And we presenting informawere able to say ‘oh, tion of their viewpoints and those are good questions, let research. me answer them’.” At the door, mine supportBattison adds he was ers handed out “Committed impressed by the number of to the Cariboo” pins and attendees, by how informed bumper stickers to all those they were about the project, who wanted them and many and by their “obvious suppeople immediately pinned port.” them on. “It just seemed very eviTaseko had knowledge- dent to me that the vast able staff members on site majority of people in that from its William Lake office, Continued on A5 Carole Rooney Free Press

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Students at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School now have the opportunity to earn basic firefighter certification in the school’s new PSO Fire Training Services Program. Morgan Thomas practised a wall breach as part of the day’s lesson on March 14, using one of the many pieces of training apparatus that have been built or donated for the program.

PSO gymnasium back on board

Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) will likely get its gymnasium expansion after all. Education Minister Don McRae has stepped in at the prompting of Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, and encouraged the school board to resubmit its application with requests for both the building of the auto shop and the gym expansion at PSO. The trustees had recently informed disappointed parents and teachers the gym had been removed from the application for capital funding after initial feedback from the ministry’s capital

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branch indicated it wouldn’t be accepted as it stood. School District #27 (SD27) chair Will Van Osch says it was because the size of the school’s physical footprint is already more than the provincial standard for the projected student enrolment for the 2013/14 school year. “We give a lot of credit to Donna Barnett. She

managed to get a meeting with the minister and bring it to his attention, so that was appreciated,” Van Osch adds. “We got to speak with the minister as well as the capital branch people.” There was “a little bit of discrepancy” about what was actually allowed, but Van Osch explains McRae indicated he will support the autonomy of the board to spend “local capital” as it sees fit. “As far as I understand, McRae has overruled the capital branch criteria and is allowing us to go Continued on A7


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Longtime owners of Donex Pharmacy & Department Store in 100 Mile House, Dave and Gordon Dickie, have sold the family business. Dave says he and his wife, MJ, will stay in the community, while his brother, Gordon, is moving to White Rock for a while. The roots of the family business go back to Spencer-Dickie Drugs in Quesnel, founded in 1955 by their father, Don Dickie, and his business partner, Alf Spencer. By 1961, they had opened a store in Williams Lake, which Alf ran until the mid-’60s when he left the partnership and Don’s brother, Grant Dickie, joined the business. In 1967, his dad and his uncle opened It has been a Spencer-Dickie Drugs lot of work – in 100 Mile House, an awful lot Dave explains, and then of work – but changed the name to it has been Donex Pharmacy, in rewarding as 1983. well. “Not many people – Dave Dickie know that ‘Donex’ is derived from my dad’s name ‘Don’ and the logo is ‘Don’ with a mortar and pestle [forming an ‘X’].” After the partnership ended, Don took sole ownership of Donex Pharmacy, and then Gordon moved to 100 Mile House in 1987 and managed the store for two years. In 1989, Gordon purchased the store from his father, and Don retired. Dave explains he moved to the 100 Mile House in 1992, and after working for Gordon for a couple of years, bought 50 per cent of the business. “Our whole mission here has been to provide a wide selection of merchandise at a fair price, while maintaining excellent customer service.” The brothers operated the store as equal partners for the next two decades until they sold the store in February 2013, but they are staying on briefly in an advisory role to ensure there is a smooth transition. The store had several chains considering its purchase, including Shoppers Drug Mart, but the Dickie brothers sold to an independent merchant, Colin Munro, who owns several other stores in the province. “We’ve known Colin for several years, as we belong to the same buying group.”

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Gordon Dickie, left, and Dave Dickie have sold Donex Pharmacy & Department Store to move on with their lives, after operating the local store together for about 20 years. The local pharmacy was founded by their father Don Dickie back in 1967.

Dave says customers can expect to see similar products and the service they have received during the past 46 years. “Colin said he’s going to run the store the same as we run it, and he’s kept all the staff – it’s business as usual.” Dave says “everybody” has been asking him what he will do now. “I don’t really know. My wife and I have a few health issues we have to look after in the short term, and then we’ll just see what the future holds.” Dave adds he might work part time, but he will at least partially, if not fully, retire. “I haven’t quite figured all that out; it has been quite a lot of work the past few months.” Gordon says he will take a break in White Rock and finally have time to pursue some leisure activities. “I’m taking it easy for a while and then we’ll see – when the dust settles.”

Both brothers say they will do a lot more fishing. “We’ve been selling fishing tackle in the store since 1991. In 2002, we developed the Screaming Reel Fly & Tackle to put a name on the fishing department.” Dave notes that was the right thing to do, as it attracted tourists, visitors and sportsmen to the store who may not otherwise have ventured into a pharmacy for fishing tackle. “It has definitely been successful, but it has also added to the product mix to give us more of a department store feel.” Gord says the sporting goods business segment has grown every year and brought in new and more customers, which shows there are still opportunities in retail with rewarding returns and experiences. Dave explains he and Gord always strove to offer the right product at the right time at the right price – all with good customer service. Continued on A4

Family Enrichment Centre receives grant

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The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) in 100 Mile House will be receiving a $104,125 Community Gaming Grant from the B.C. Liberal government at a ceremony at the CFEC office at 2 p.m. today (March 20). This funding will support several important CFEC programs, including the Youth Zone/Youth Outreach services, the Child Care

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Centre, the Men’s Support Group, community, says Cariboo-Chilcotin the Parent Child Mother MLA Donna Barnett. Goose program, the Family “This $104,125 gaming Transportation program, grant will help support their Mom’s Self Care Group and programs to build stronger the Family Nutrition profamilies promoting healthy gram. communities in the South The Cariboo Family Cariboo.” Enrichment Centre is an CFEC executive director important asset to the South Lisa De Paoli says she was Lisa Cariboo, as it provides many extremely pleased when she De PaoLi important services for chilheard the news. dren, youth and families in our “The Cariboo Family Enrichment

Centre board and staff gratefully appreciate this funding, which will support our work to improve the health and well-being of our communities across the South Cariboo.” Recipients in this round of grants include programs for human and social services, arts and culture, and the environment. For those interested in applying for a grant, the full application information is available online at www. pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming.

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Premier Christy Clark says former Multiculturalism Minister John Yap won’t be returning to cabinet in the foreseeable future after the review of the B.C. Liberal government’s ethnic scandal wrapped up March 14. The internal review of the Clark government’s ethnic outreach strategy found two “serious breaches” of the public service code of conduct, and e-mail evidence that clearly showed Yap was fully aware of attempts to cover up the improper use of government resources. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says the use of government funds for pre-election ethnic strategies is an “unfortunate incident.” “I am disillusioned. I am disgusted. I think the wording in the documentation that I read is very unacceptable.” The review report also identified former ministry communica-

tions director Brian what colour you are, Bonney as having spent what your sexual oriabout half of his work entation is, what your time on partisan race, creed or activities, for anything else is. which he was We are all equal paid $124,000 people and we over 18 months. shall be treated B o n n e y ’s equally.” work involved She also a group of indicates her donna government disappointbarnett employees – ment to see some of them the evidence of were premier’s office government time and staff – that initiated a money used for this strategy to hire three purpose. ethnic outreach con“If you do this on tractors. your own time, on your The plan was leaked own computer, that’s a to the B.C. NDP little different. But, it through a September still shouldn’t have been 2012 memo outlining a done.” plan for ethnic-themed While many people in events, apologies for the party were privy to historic wrongs, includ- the ethnic strategy iniing the head tax on tiated last fall, Barnett Chinese immigrants, says she did not find out and compiling lists of about it until recently. ethnic residents for use “I found out in quesin the May 2013 elec- tion period [on March tion campaign by the 6].” BC Liberal Party. When Clark tabled Barnett says she the review report in legdoesn’t approve of sin- islature, she promised gling out ethnic voters to take action on all its and targeting them. recommendations. “I am a person who The premier also told believes in inclusion of reporters the BC Liberal everybody. I don’t care Party has already paid

back $70,000 to the government – roughly half of Bonney’s salary plus the amount paid to the sole contractor who had briefly commenced work. Yap’s executive assistant, Mike Lee, mentions the hiring of three contractors in one of 10,000 e-mails reviewed in the investigation from both personal and government accounts. In his personal e-mail to Yap and Bonney, Lee wrote “it is absolutely critical that we do not leave any evidence in us helping them through this application.” In Yap’s reply, he wrote he “appreciates” the efforts made with three requests for qualifications of ethnic outreach contractors. “Great job. Let’s now hope for the best.” Kim Haakstad has already resigned as Clark’s deputy chief of staff for her involvement in the ethnic strategy memo last fall, and Bonney left government staff in February, shortly before it was

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“I think we did a good job. It has been a lot of work – an awful lot of work – but it has been rewarding as well.” This was done in the “daily grind” and with pressure on profit margins coming from stiff competition in the big-box stores and online shopping, which he

notes really hit the smaller retailer’s bottom line. It’s “a big deal” in retail when you are satisfying your customers’ needs, Dave explains, especially for Gord, who was the store’s head pharmacist, and helped countless people with their individual health issues. Says Gord: “We will miss the customers, and miss the

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room were supportive of the project. “It’s clear to me the town wants to express its positive view and support of the project and the role it can play in the future of 100 Mile House, and the region as a whole.” Chief Russell Myers Ross of the Yunesit’in First Nation, one of the six Tsilhqot’in communities, attended to present opposition information alongside Fish Lake Alliance members Loren Sherlock, Jenny Noble and others. Noble says she was pleased and appreciative to have the opportunity to present the alliance’s concerns, but disappointed that the First Nations drummers and singers were sent outside after a few songs. However, Noble adds she feels the group was “quite successful” in sharing its many objections to the proposed mine. “With few exceptions, we found the attitude of the people who approached our displays to be respectful, if not always open-minded. “[We] feel the event demonstrated that there is a strong component of our communities that feel this particular mine must not be approved.” Local Friends of Fish Lake member Patricia Spencer says she appreciates the event was well organized and gave people an opportunity to gain information from both sides of the issue, but felt the open

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house had “a pro-mine bias.” She explains the Friends of Fish Lake are not opposed to mining, but think this particular mine should not be approved due to the environmental risks and lack of support from First Nations. “There are other mining projects coming on board in the Cariboo.” Chamber of Commerce president Tom Bachynski says it was “a good turnout and a great idea.” “A lot of people showed up to get informed and that’s what the forum was for – to get informed and ask questions of both the proponents and the opponents.”

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risks” are. “It seemed like it was all civil and people got to speak their minds and say what they wanted to say without grandstanding and taking the stage. That, for me, was most important ... and that everybody

could share their opinions.” Bachynski adds the chamber will always continue to support and represent the balanced voice of “all business.” Say Yes to Prosperity Facebook page organizer Len Doucette, who originally devised the idea of the open house, says he is relieved there was “no big protest.” “Everybody who attended had nothing but positive comments about the open house. It was really effective having both sides in the same room.” He adds people who had been undecided on their stance on the project told him they appreciated the impartial facet of the event.

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District of 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall and Councillor Spence Henderson will finish their one-year executive board terms when the North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) holds it AGM in Quesnel, May 1-3. Campsall was elected as president and Henderson was elected as director at large when the NCLGA convention was held in 100 Mile last spring. Both say sitting on the board is important for this community

because it gives them an opportunity to network with people in the north central reaches of the province – sharing common concerns and solutions – and it also allows them to promote 100 Mile House at the same time. Campsall says his term went well, as he made a lot of connections with people in the North and got to see issues they are dealing with, which could eventually affect 100 Mile. The NCLGA president notes Ridley Terminals, a coal and bulk commodity terminal owned by the federal government in Prince Rupert, was a big

Friends seek clarification on council’s mine position Three Friends of Fish Lake (FFL) members showed up at the March 12 District of 100 Mile House committee of the whole meeting, seeking clarification of the council’s position on the proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper Project in the Chilcotin. The organization had sent a letter council, offering to share information with district. Coun. Bill Hadden said he had read the letter and would be interested to hear what the group wanted to share and asked if the FFL would like to make a presentation? When the trio indicated it was prepared to discuss the issues on the spot, they were told they would have to get on the agenda first and then they could make a presentation. Noting presentations are usually held to 15 minutes, Mayor Mitch Campsall asked how much time they needed, and said they can have up to 30 minutes if necessary. The FFL members indicated 30 minutes would be sufficient. Campsall added he would invite representatives from the Cariboo Regional District and the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce to the meeting, so everyone could be at the same presentation. The group distributed some additional information to the councillors before leaving the meeting.

issue for the association this past year. “The federal government wants to chop it. It’s the first time they made a profit and now they want to sell it. That got a lot of people’s dander up that’s for sure. It’s going to be an ongoing issue, but we’re dealing with it.” He adds being on the NCLGA board gives them the opportunity to meet with government ministers and gives them a chance to voice their concerns to cabinet. Regarding the presidency resulting in extra work, Campsall says he was surprised at how much more work was involved. “But it opened a lot of doors and that’s good for our community.” Noting he got to talk to people involved in building the pipelines across the province, the mayor says he reminded them the pipe, equipment and other goods are going to be trucked up Highway 97 and through 100 Mile House. Campsall adds he asked them what 100 Mile could provide them in the way of services that might want them to stop in this

community. “The question is how can we get a little piece of this action? How can we make it work?” Campsall says there will be another meeting with the folks constructing the pipeline.

NCLGA convention and another is the Union British Columbia Municipalities AGM. Henderson says he would be going to them anyway. “It’s really good to be connected with the other areas to find Henderson out what’s going on in nominated their areas and what During the March can work down here. 12 council meeting, You get a handle on Henderson was what works nominated by for other peohis fellow counple and what cillors to run doesn’t work.” as a director He adds it’s at large during important to NCLGA AGM provide a united in Quesnel. front for comNoting he munities from spence has one-and- henderson 100 Mile House a-half-years of and north. experience as a director “Sometimes it’s hard at large under his belt, for people in the Lower Henderson says getting Mainland to underelected won’t be as easy stand there is anything as it was last year when north of Hope. It’s an there were only four ongoing struggle, so we people going for three like to provide a united seats. front.” This year, he adds, He points to the there will be eight or recent announcement nine people going for about incentives being the three positions at offered to doctors to the table. relocate in northern As far as workload communities. goes, the councillor Noting one of the says most of the work is openings is in Quesnel, done through e-mails, Henderson says he and of the four or hopes it will spin off five meetings they into an opening for have during the year, 100 Mile House in one of them is the the future.

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The BC Jobs Fair tour landed at Horton Ventures Inc.’s (HVI) Community Employment Services (CES) office in 100 Mile House on March 7. HVI employer services manager Ulli Vogler says it was a great success. “It was awesome and we had an incredibly good turnout. “With everybody who was there, [people] said it was well organized, well advertised, and everybody was happy with the outcome. They stayed busy the whole day; it was open 11 a.m.-6 p.m.” She adds 430 people visited the jobs fair to check out the numerous employment opportunities showcased, and to speak to employers and other industry

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representatives presenting information at the booths. “I know the RCMP did some good recruiting; they got some resumés in. And, I know that some local clients

got employment out of the job fair; also, some incredible networking was done.” The provincial government is sponsoring and organizing BC Jobs Fairs throughout the

province, and Vogler notes 100 Mile House was in the second goround of the program. According to the provincial government organizers, an estimated total of 1,960 people

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gymnasium expansion put back into it, he says. Other items that have remained steadfast in the application include constructing a new automotive shop, upgrading its wood shop and extending the fire protection sprinklers. “We are grateful to the ministry for being willing to take a further look at our requests and

to MLA Barnett for bringing the issue to the minister’s attention.” Van Osch notes trustees must still await a letter of approval from the capital branch before it can do anything. “But, I’m pretty positive that we may get it. It’s nothing written in stone yet, but it does seem that the ministry is willing to support it.”

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were “aware” of the jobs fair, she says. Vogler explains this figure includes anyone who saw the branding signage at the event, attended or participated at the fair, or works in the CES office. For more information on upcoming BC Jobs Fairs in other communities, or for job search tools, skills and trades training information, visit the website at www. bcjobsplan.ca.

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ustainable forest management (SFM) requires there be an actual plan for management of an area 100,000 to 200,000 hectares, or 250 to 500 times the size of Stanley Park, to give purpose, meaning and direction to all the actions of protection, harvesting and forest renewal across a landscape. The overall objective is to first identify a future forest condition with all the features the public wishes to see in their public forests 50 to 100 years from now. The balancing is a social decision with the chosen actions forming the basis for today’s short-term operating plans. Achieving the desired future forest, requires the current features be quantified, as best as we are able, based on our present scientific understanding of forest dynamics and visual quality values – fish and wildlife habitat, watershed dynamics and biodiversity values at the tree, stand and

landscape levels. desired outcomes are a The future forest is not social decision chosen just a wooly concept; it’s a in consultation with the real, bounded, area-based public, First Nations and forest condition. the tenure holders. To reach this future This process of analysis condition, today’s forest and consultation requires a inventory needs to be range of specialist expertise grown into the future working together in by computer consultation with modelling. the stakeholders British Columbia and First has pioneered Nations. The this work. process reduces The technology barriers between to do this has bureaucratic been available silos and helps for over 20 the public, years. It involves stakeholders and identifying a First Nations Gordon vision for the understand what Weetman future forest and is decided upon. then developing Accountability various scenarios of lies in monitoring not just different planned actions in “forest practices,” but also time and space that real co-ordinated progress will produce different towards the future forest. outcomes based on meeting We monitor to learn from the vision and the public, successes and errors by government and industry adaptive management. expectations. The chosen set of actions The drafting of the form the basis for today’s scenarios and analyses short-term operating plans. resides with the forest The harvest level (allowable manager. However, the annual cut – AAC) is linked

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here is little doubt tempers have flared and comments have been testy at times between those for or against the proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper Project in the Chilcotin. Undoubtedly, there has been frustration – some silent and some spoken – in both camps during the lead up to the impending federal panel hearings. The proponents have said they have made significant changes to the original Prosperity proposal, which passed the provincial environmental assessment but was shot down in Ottawa. The opponents have said there have been few changes in the new project proposal and they are digging their heels in even deeper to protect the “environment, First Nations’ rights and the future of the Chilcotin.” The difference between this current struggle for public support for their respective positions on New Prosperity and the last go-around is significant. Both camps are pouring information, statistics and projections, and they’re debating the economic and social values of the Taseko Mines Ltd. proposal. Those opposed to the mine in the Chilcotin beside Fish Lake won the public-relations battle during the last round – not only at home, but also in Ottawa and internationally. This time around, however, the pro camp has gained a foothold in the public’s mindset. Folks who did not choose sides the last time around – perhaps because they were a bit apathetic or too busy trying to make a living – are looking more carefully at the project and are starting to form an opinion. The reason for this attitude adjustment is purely economics. The forest industry in the Cariboo-Chilcotin has been devastated by the pine beetle, and folks who make their living from forests are worried about the future of their livelihoods. Communities, which have relied on the tax dollars from the mills and the spending of those employed by the industry, are also very worried. Many people are looking at the high-paying jobs the mining industry provides as part of the community sustainability solution. This is why last Saturday’s New Prosperity Mine open house at the community hall was so important. It provided a venue for those who wanted to hear and learn about both the pros and cons of the mining project. It gave people an opportunity to make up their own minds about what’s positive or negative about the proposal, and it allowed them to ask questions and get answers.

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to a real spatial plan of management and an output of the process, not the initial goal as it tends to be today. Such planning has initial costs, but when considering public consultation and industry planning over time, costs are expected to decline as people become familiar with the process and collaboration. This essential planning process is not new. It is already in place in other provinces, notably Alberta, where all area-based tenures have such plans on the web. Most of the B.C. public forest does not have such SFM plans; they are not formally required and companies do not want to pay for this activity. It’s no wonder there is great dissatisfaction with the lack of vision and accountability in public forest management. Dr. Gordon Weetman is a Professor Emeritus for the Department of Forest Sciences at the University of B.C.

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Doucette responds to Spencer’s letter To the editor: Re: Patricia Spencer’s Feb. 27 letter, headlined Taseko should pay down assessment bill. 100 Mile House hosts several events that put us on the map internationally, including the Garlic Festival, Cariboo Marathon and Jack Gawthorn Sled Dog Race. Taseko Mines, and others, recognize the importance these events have to our communities. Without their generosity, these events

would not be as successful as they have been. Our little town has a great group of volunteers that tirelessly go out and fundraise and it’s great a company like Taseko is there to help. Taseko Mines wasn’t the only sponsor of the event Patricia refers to. Many local businesses and organizations sponsored the event and these sponsors most likely have bills and mortgages to pay as well, but they also understand the importance of being a sponsor.

The “community event” Patricia refers to has attracted participants from all over North America, Australia and Europe. These people spent money in our community and went back home talking about the great event and the community spirit. They will be returning in years to come. On top of all that, after paying all its bills, the event had a small surplus and donated it to local charity. So Patricia, I think you should write and thank Taseko

Lights out for one hour March 23 To the editor: This year, Earth Hour is on March 23 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 when 2.2 million residents agreed to switch off unessential lights for one hour to raise awareness about climate change. The amount of electricity saved in that one hour was amazing. Remarkable photos taken from the International Space Station showed the darkened city that first year. Last year, 152 countries took part with millions of people participating in this demonstration of concern for the condition of the world and what the future will bring if we do not initiate climate changes immediately. As a result of Earth Hour, a move-

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ment called, I Will If You Will, challenges governments to make or strengthen their environmental policies. A petition circulated in Russia following Earth Hour in 2012 was signed by 120,000 people and resulted in the State Duma revising legislation to better protect the country’s seas from oil pollution. All of us in the Cariboo are part of the world community. As that great Canadian, Red Green, the duct tape fellow, would say, “We are all in this together.” Let’s make our small corner of the world as dark as we can for one hour on March 23. Marianne Van Osch Forest Grove

Mines for donating to our community, where it was very much appreciated. I’m committed to the Cariboo; I’m committed to the future of our town and our local community. Is it important to donate to a local charity? You betcha. Is it better to keep children off the streets by donating to charities, soccer fields, playgrounds, recreation centres and food banks, etc? That’s a no brainer. So to Taseko Mines and all

others that feel it’s important to support your community - a big thank you. To the Patricia Spencers of the world, it’s time to step up to the plate, and put your money where your mouth is. It would be, in your words, more prudent. I just hope your letter doesn’t deter future support from Taseko or others. Len Doucette 108 Mile Ranch

Smart meter scare tactics without facts To the editor: Why is it the tin-hat brigade get so much exposure in our newspapers, when the tiniest bit of scientific knowledge totally debunks their theories? The current “smart meters are dangerous” scam is a prime example. It has been shown, over and over, that it is impossible to live in a “microwave-free environment” in this day and age, even if you isolate yourself on the North or South Pole. The emissions from a smart meter are minuscule com-

pared to those you are exposed to by just being in an area with cell phone reception, for example. If you use any electricity, you are exposed. [The letter from Una St. Clair of the Citizens for Safe Technology Society on page A9 of the Feb. 6 Free Press] has no facts to back up her assertions. If you want to complain about smart meters, do it for the right reasons: that some of them have malfunctioned; that they prevent hydro being stolen for grow ops (affect-

ing British Columbia’s main industry); and that they could make it possible for BC Hydro to know when you run your washing machine. If you think Hydro is interested in your laundry habits, you have an even bigger problem than the tin-hatters. I find the time-of-day billing annoying because I really don’t want to have to schedule my hydro use around graded rates, but I can live with it.

Both parties have betrayed us scheme was being kept secret because it and me. was an inappropriate use of government A line is crossed only when a nonresources. He won’t be back in cabinet, political employee, such as a ministry although Clark said he intends to run for communications director, acts on behalf of re-election in Richmond-Steveston. the party. Yap’s executive assistant resigned when The main offender in that capacity was the report came out, admitting he helped Brian Bonney whose records suggested cover the tracks of political he spent half of his time on meddling in the hiring of three party work. He quit in February, outreach contractors with before the plan was leaked, and sufficient loyalty to the party. the party paid back half of his Clark insists she knew salary for the 18 months he was nothing of this plan. She tabled on the public payroll. the investigation report, and NDP outrage over this was then announced the BC blunted by another leaked Liberal Party had written document. This one was from a $70,000 cheque to the a never-released 2010 report by government to cover Auditor General John Doyle, Tom the estimated cost of the which condemned a five-year Fletcher inappropriate political work program of skimming money done by non-political staff. from NDP constituency office Here’s the part taxpayers may not fully budgets all over the province and using it appreciate. There are authorized political for political work. staffers all over the legislature, in the In a nice bit of symmetry, much of the premier’s office, the opposition leader’s more than $400,000 was spent to put office and two teams of caucus employees three-time candidate Gabriel Yiu on the who spend much of their time digging up NDP caucus payroll. Yiu’s Vancouverdirt on the other party. All are paid by you Fraserview candidate page boasts of his

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here was some public business conducted in the final frantic days of the British Columbia legislature session last week, but you likely wouldn’t have heard much about it. Premier Christy Clark’s skimpy governing agenda was overshadowed by the delivery of an internal investigation report into her government’s ethnic outreach program. A review by four deputy ministers detailed what reporters already knew from a memo and meeting notes leaked to the NDP. The plan started in the premier’s office, led by Clark’s deputy chief of staff, who resigned as soon as it was made public. A BC Liberal Party employee attended the first meeting expressly intended to organize events to impress immigrant communities, and then harvest the goodwill in the form of contact lists for the coming election campaign. After 10,000 e-mails were collected and 27 interviews conducted, they revealed a few significant details. Former multiculturalism minister John Yap knew, or should have known, the

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ethnic outreach work, which included tirelessly warning British Columbia’s Chinese community about the evils of the Harmonized Sales Tax. In fact, it was the NDP-Yiu operation that inspired a B.C. Liberal copycat plan. The NDP quietly stopped the budget skimming after Doyle pointed out the blindingly obvious, which is that constituency funds are to serve constituents and are not to be diverted to political organizing. It was kept under wraps by the secretive Legislative Assembly Management Committee. This is the B.C. Liberal-NDP co-managed trough of undocumented MLA expenses and other questionable payments that Doyle has only recently dragged into the light. Both of these schemes have the same stink. Both are intentional abuse of taxpayers’ money for the political gain of the dominant parties. There is no moral high ground for either of them. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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the province Two RCMP incidents to be investigated PRINCE GEORGE - Two Independent Investigations Office teams were deployed to the North last week. A team was sent to Prince George on March 15 following an incident at an Upland Street apartment building. Police attended the apartment due to a complaint and when police arrived a person left the apartment on foot. During the subsequent pursuit, the man fell approximately eight metres down an embankment. He sustained serious injuries during the fall. BC Ambulance Service attended and transported the male to the hospital where he remains. The IIO was notified at 7:30 a.m. on March 18. A team of four IIO investigators, including a forensic specialist, have been dispatched to Prince George. On Sunday, another team was dispatched to Vanderhoof. According to the RCMP, at approximately 4:20 a.m., an officer in Vanderhoof observed a vehicle “stunting” in a parking lot. The vehicle left the scene and was reportedly not pursued by the officer. The officer happened upon the vehicle a short distance away and discovered it had struck a signpost. The officer spoke briefly with the driver, who reportedly fled the scene when the officer checked on the three passengers. BC Ambulance Service paramedics examined the three passengers at the scene and determined that two had sustained serious injuries. All three were taken to hospital. The IIO was notified on March 10. A team of six IIO investigators was sent to Vanderhoof.

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We have two martins that come and eat the peanut butter my wife puts in the bird feeders; they share it with the birds. We had two cougars last year, but none recently.

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Service B.C. office opens in Kelowna

KELOWNA - Sixteen years after the NDP government of the day closed the Government Agent’s office, as it was known then, its Liberal successor has re-opened it with a new title, Service B.C. The office, on Bernard Avenue downtown, was opened Friday by Kelonwa Mayor Walter Gray. Central Okanagan area residents will no longer need to travel to Penticton or Vernon Service B.C. centres to access any of the close to 700 services connected to 2,500 government programs.

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assault on the Canim Lake Band reserve. Investigation determined a male had been assaulted by another male. The male victim was transported to hospital complaining of sore ribs and minor lacerations. The male suspect was located a short time later, arrested and released on a promise to appear for a court date on May 7 in

100 Mile. The investigation into this matter is continuing. Leaving the scene On March 15, 100 Mile RCMP were advised of an incident between a vehicle and the post office boxes at the intersection of 103 Mile Lake Road and Park Drive in the 103 Mile House. The owner of the vehicle attended the

scene and identified the driver. The driver of the vehicle was located and interviewed. The female driver was issued a violation ticket for failing to remain at the scene of a collision. Canada Post was made aware of the damage to the post office boxes. The amount of damage between the post office boxes and the vehicle is estimated to be around $4,500. Icy crash On March 13, emer-

gency services and 100 Mile House RCMP responded to a singlevehicle incident on Highway 24 near the intersection of Thomas Point Road. The male driver of a Subaru Forester was travelling west on Highway 24 when his vehicle hit an icy patch in the middle of a curve. He attempted to correct, crossed the oncoming lane and ended up in the ditch. A passerby stopped to ensure the driver was

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The new Kraft Hockey Goes On contest offers hockey communities all over Canada an opportunity to get in on fabulous cash prizes, and Mayvin Midget Miler coach Dustin Price is in the running. Price was among more than 300 people nominated for awards and has made the top 100 list of finalists. He was among 20 finalists chosen in the Pacific region, which is one of five regions defined in the contest. All prizes will be awarded to a minor hockey club and there will be five grand prizes of $100,000 each. There are also 20 second prizes of $20,000 each. If Price should be among the winners, his prize money will go to the 100 Mile & District Minor Hockey Association. Winners are chosen by online voting, which starts March 23 at 6 a.m. and ends March 24 at 8:59 p.m.

It’s entirely up to the voters to determine the outcome, which means community support from the South Cariboo. Voting takes place on the contest website at www.krafthockey goeson.ca/en/ and people can vote as many times as they wish. All finalists also have a photo and comments posted on the contest website. Price says he’s surprised a nomination

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

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was made for him. “It’s always nice to be recognized, but at the end of the day, if it works out for the kids, that’s really what matters.” He’ll be working hard during the next few days to get as many people as possible on board with voting. “It’s a good opportunity for the association to maybe get some money.”

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in all 12 electoral areas and four municipalities within the region. 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. 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.

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The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Invasive Plant Committee is hosting a series of presentations and public meetings to discuss 2013/2014 Regional Strategic Planning Issues within the Cariboo Regional District 100 Mile House: Williams Lake: Quesnel: WHO:

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Vendors should prepare for fall fair From A14

The cost is $5; and starter kits will be available for purchase. Please register early to allow kits to be ordered. • On April 6, BLCS is hosting an income tax session for people who are not self-employed and whose 2012 income was less than $40,000. Call in by April 2 to make an appointment with tax expert Greta Rickenbacher. • The wine-andcheese evening is tonight (March 20) at 7p.m. To register for these events, call co-ordinator Gail Larson at 250-5934351. Fair news Advertising space in this year’s Bridge Lake Fair entry booklet is sold out, and the booklet will be on the streets

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Amy Brice – first responder (FR), left, Krystal Parry – FR, Ron Veitch – instructor, Piri De Vries – FR, Hazel Smith – FR, and instructor Guy Poliseno were among those who participated in the First Responder 3 course hosted by the Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department recently.

in May. Vendor space at the Aug. 18 fair at Interlakes Hall is limited. Vendors who require space may call this writer as soon as they wish. All spaces are outdoors and vendors must come prepared for any

weather conditions. Celebrations Birthday bubbly goes to Polly Black and Audrey Smith. Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers.

• Family Bingo, Deka Fire Hall, tonight (March 20). Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; play starts at 7. Everyone welcome for a Super G pot standing at $1,321. An Easter game with special door and good neighbour prizes will

Children ready for annual egg hunt From A15

Thankfully no one was hurt and the family was not present at the time of the blaze. If you would like to support them in any way, please e-mail or call the writer to find out how. Members welcomed Once again, the tragedy of this recent blaze in our community reinforces the great need, and appreciation, for our LBVFD to be running strong in Lone Butte. The LBVFD is always

open to new members, and with more names on the roster to call up when an incident occurs, it is safer for everyone. Give fire chief Jaret Scott a call at 250-3956665 to find out how you can get involved on the front lines or even behind the scenes. Celebrations Happy birthday wishes go to Eric Schuurman who has his 12th birthday on March 25. If you have any events, announcements or special wishes you

would like to extend, please give me a call at 250-644-1555. I’d love to share your news with out community. Calendar • March 31 will find children searching for

also be held on March 27. • Kids’ Space meets 5:30-7.30 p.m. at Interlakes Hall, March 22. • Deka fire practice: 6:30 p.m., March 26. • Roe Lake and District Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m., March 27, followed by an Interlakes Community Association meeting at 7:30 p.m. • Celebration of Life for Bruce Bell: Deka Fire Hall, March 30, starting at 1 p.m.

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A few ideas for renovating the kitchen

Functionality and comfort are key factors to keep in mind when renovating your kitchen. A logical positioning of cabinets, working surfaces, and appliances creates an efficient room that allows for unimpeded movement when storing, preparing, and cooking food. Always respect the classic kitchen triangle rule by positioning your sink, stove, and refrigerator as close together as possible in order to streamline your movements around the room. Remember to plan for working surfaces

near the sink and close to the stove, where you will want to put down dishes waiting to be cooked or those coming out of the oven. A central island provides an extra working surface when necessary. When planning efficient storage, draw up an inventory of items to be stored and ensure that everything is close at hand. Install drawers in the bottom sections of the cabinets to prevent having to bend down to find what you’re looking for at the back of the shelves. Wide kitchen cup-

boards, equipped with sliding or pivoting shelves as well as drawers or doors which open fully, will also prove to be very practical. A double sink will

free you up to set aside dirty dishes and rinse foods at the same time. At least one deep, spacious single sink will leave more room for manoeuvring when

washing large items by hand. Lastly, building the stove hood into a high structure clears the cooking area and makes an aesthetically pleasing space.

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#1 we’re practical A reno doesn’t just improve the quality of your life, it can boost the value of your home. #2 we’re visionary Sometimes the house of your dreams is the one we’re already in. It may just need something new to create the perfect house that fits your lifestyle, or your family might just need more room to grow.

Ask Deanna how to build a smart financial plan around your home renovation.

#3 we’re financially savvy We’ve become the Renovation Generation because we can. We’ve built some equity over time, and we can tap into that equity to build lifestyle value into our homes.

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Brian Buzdegan, a carpenter/contractor for the past 38 years, has 18 years experience in teaching adult education programs in the building trades. After taking a program from the Sustainable Building Advisor Institute, Buzdegan became interested in sustainable home design, which has a low impact on the building site, and uses framing standards and materials that aid in lower energy costs.

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With our northern climate and increasing energy costs for heating, we need to look to change our ideas on building design. Not everyone is going to rush out and build a new home, of course, but with a sustainable building expert, an existing home can be modified and upgraded to a higher standard. Each year, various grant programs become available to the homeowner to help offset costs, and help at tax time. Also of interest is the growing need of the local seniors who are still living in their own homes and want to continue to stay in them. Modifications and aids help to make this possible with simple changes, such as extra handrails on stairs, or stair lifts. Changes in bathrooms will make them safer and provide

easier access and use. This is also part of the sustainability movement, and with continuing changes to the real estate mar-

ket, selling and moving because of mobility issues, or high costs of heating, are not always the answer. Sustainable building is looking

at the life-time of the home, and not taking away from our children’s future. For more information, call 250-791-5209.

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SUSTAINABLE BUILDING CONSULTANT Want to build or renovate? Give me a call to help you with your energy efficiency plans.

Solving humidity problems in the basement Would you love to have a bedroom or an office in your basement? Before buying your planks of wood and getting out the drill, make sure the area you want to finish is sound and dry. Humidity is the main problem in basements. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reminds us the earth which surrounds the walls of the foundation can contain a lot of humidity coming from surface water. Routine activities around the home can also produce humidity causing cracks in the foundations, white stains, rotting wood, damp spots on walls or floors, condensation on the windows or pipes, damaged surfaces, damp carpets, etc. Finishing a room in the basement is the ideal occasion to make your house healthier to live in. To complete a successful renovation job, it’s always wise to begin by asking a qualified

specialist to carry out an inspection, find the source of any humidity problem and suggest solutions. Some jobs don’t require any particular skills. The owner of a house can repair the roof, the guttering and the downspouts, correct landscaping, seal small cracks in foundations, clean spots of mould, remove insulation, wall coverings and damp carpeting, and insulate cold water pipes. However, a professional should be called in if the repair work involves waterproofing, drainage or structural modifications. A heating specialist should also be consulted regarding the installation of any necessary ventilation, heating and air conditioning equipment. On the other hand, now’s the best time for you to plan your outside renovation projects, consult experts, shop around at renovation centers and prepare all the necessary materials.

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Anthony Keeping, of Keeping Brothers Furniture, has more than 10 years of experience in the woodworking craft. Here, he was working on a custom crafted shaker style coffee and end table set. Keeping Brothers Furniture is run by Anthony and his brother, Cody, and is on McDermid Road in 100 Mile.

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FAST bytes VOTE FOR PRICE Make sure to vote online for 100 Mile & District Minor Hockey Association coach Dustin Price in the Kraft Hockey Goes On contest, March 23-24, on the contest website at www. krafthockeygoeson. ca/en/. Nominees who land in the top 5 win $100,000 for their home hockey clubs and the next top 20 each win $20,000 for their clubs. Denise Balbirnie photo

Tiny Sarah Balbirnie, right, goaltender for 100 Mile House Atoms South Cariboo Dental Wolverines, wasn’t the greatest player in net at the Attitude on Ice all-female hockey tournament, but she was easily a crowd favourite. Big sister, Megan Balbirnie, right, helps her out defensively in a game against Lillooet.

Teams show grit at all-girl tournament Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Girls ruled the rink at the annual Attitude on Ice all-female hockey tournament in 100 Mile House, March 15-18. The action took place at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre, with 13 teams representing the communities of Prince George, Williams Lake, Lillooet, Penticton, Kelowna, Vanderhoof and 100 Mile House. In the Bantam division, 100 Mile TIM-BR Mart skated to a gold medal after winning every game in double round-robin format play with Penticton and Prince George. Penticton settled for silver and Prince George took home bronze, and the winners were determined by the points they accumulated. The Midget division champion was decided in the final in overtime, after 100 Mile Pharmasave

and Williams Lake Timberwolves had to settle for a 3-3 deadlock at the end of regulation time. In the last minute of overtime, Williams Lake managed to beat 100 Mile goalie Emily Nichol for the win, leaving Pharmasave with silver. Nichol regularly tends goal in the Bantam division but stepped up to help out the older Midgets girls when their goalie cancelled at the last minute. She played seven games in net between the Bantam and Midget teams. Pharmasave Midgets made it to the final with solid wins against Vanderhoof and Kelowna, and a lone loss to Williams Lake. Vanderhoof placed third overall and Kelowna was fourth. The Atom division also featured four teams, with Prince George taking the gold after downing Williams Lake in the final. The battle for bronze between 100 Mile House

Atoms South Cariboo Dental Wolverines and Lillooet Pistons resulted in a 6-4 win for 100 Mile. The home team had earlier scored a pair of victories in round-robin play to earn a berth in the bronze finals. The Peewee division turned up short on team registrations, leaving 100 Mile House Ainsworth Timber Chix and Williams Lake as the only entries. They played a pair of exhibition games, with the first win going to Williams Lake, and the second to 100 Mile in a shoot-out victory. Tournament co-ordinator Shelly Morton regards the tournament a success. “Everyone was really happy to come here from out-of-town. They had a great time here.” Kathleen Hartard, director of female hockey for the 100 Mile & District Minor Hockey Association, also played a large role in co-ordinating the tournament.

Wranglers hire scout, condition consultant The 100 Mile House Wranglers Junior B Hockey Club recently added David Simoes to the Wranglers staff, as he will take on the role as Southern United States scout and strength-and-conditioning consultant. Simoes played for Wranglers head coach Doug Rogers for many years in minor hockey before playing junior hockey in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and British Columbia Hockey League. He was an alternate captain with the Burnaby Express – a team that featured players, such as Kyle Turris (Ottawa Senators), and won a

Junior A national title. Simoes says he is very enthusiastic to be involved with the Wranglers. “Being able to work in close connection with Doug, who not only helped me with my hockey career but also taught me life skills that will last a life time, is a complete honour. Doug will teach the young men, who come through the Wranglers organization, the skills needed to get to the next level in hockey and in life. “I look forward to helping the players achieve their off-ice goals with my training and nutritional experience.” Simoes, a tough, stay-at-home

defenceman, is currently in his seventh year as a professional, playing primarily in the Central Hockey League (CHL). He has played in 300 CHL games amassing 16 goals, 52 assists, 803 PIM and had a plus-75 rating. Rogers says he is pleased to have Simoes on the staff. “David is extremely passionate about whatever he does and he has achieved hockey successes through extremely hard work and dedication. David has many contacts throughout the hockey community and will be a valuable addition to the organization to act as a mentor and resource

for the Wranglers’ players wishing to advance their hockey careers.” Simoes intends to be at the Wranglers main camp in August to plan individual off-ice strength and conditioning programs for each player who makes the team. The Wranglers spring camp will take place in 100 Mile House on April 19-21. All players interested in being a part of the Wranglers inaugural season are encouraged to contact Rogers at wranglers.gm.coach@ gmail.com, or visit the Wranglers website at 100MileWranglers.com to register.

CURLING CHAMPS 100 Mile Curling Club wrapped up its Monday afternoon Junior program recently, naming the Hannah Lindner team as the season winner. The team third was Madison Ardiel, second was Ashley Holyk, and in lead position was Elaine Hofer. The Christian Taylor team finished in second place, with third Ethan Sikiric, second Kevin Nielsen, and lead Hailey McNabb.

CURLING FUN SPIEL Take in the Lac la Hache Fun Spiel at the 100 Mile Curling Club, March 23. Games start at 9 a.m., and promise good spectator entertainment throughout the day. The Lac la Hache Club regularly curls in 100 Mile House and this will be its annual wind-up event.

CASCAdE CUP The Bellingham Blazers saw significant contributions from 100 Mile House imports Derek Schneider and Micky Turner on the team’s journey to winning the Cascade Cup, March 17. The award is the Stanley Cup of the Tier 3 Junior A Northern Pacific Hockey League.


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Blind curling team fourth at Western championships

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A blind curling team from 100 Mile House Curling Club showed skill and determination to earn a fourth-place finish at the 2013 Blind Curling Western Canadian Championships. The tournament took place in Regina on March 12-17, with six teams representing the western Canadian provinces. 100 Mile House entered the competition as the British Columbia champion, and B.C. runner-up, Prince George also played in the provincials and ended up in second place overall. Alberta #1 won the Western championship. The Prince George team won four of its five games, including a decisive 15-3 victory over 100 Mile in its opening contest. 100 Mile skip Jim Vinson has nothing but praise for the other B.C. team. “They’re pretty smart curlers. They know we like to play a draw game and they made us play takeout. We haven’t been doing it long enough to be good, but our draws are pretty good.” He notes their game was a good one,

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The British Columbia blind curling champions from 100 Mile Curling Club placed fourth at the 2013 Blind Curling Western Canadian Championships in Regina, March 12-17. Team members are sighted guide Joey Seiler, left, lead Katelyn Vanderburgh, second Marilyn Vinson, third Lori Fry and skip Jim Vinson.

although the score reflected it poorly. 100 Mile enjoyed an 8-5 win over a Saskatchewan team and a victory over the Alberta #2 team as well, for a record of two wins and three losses. The team’s fourthplace finish was a step up from its eighthplace result last season at the 2012 Westerns, and Vinson says he is pleased with the progress they’ve made this year. “We’re getting there. The calibre of talent

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there is just incredible. You wouldn’t believe these people are blind at all. The final games were as good as a lot of sighted championships you’d watch.” Vinson has been curling for several years, but the rest of his team is relatively green. Lead Katelyn Vanderburgh, second Marilyn Vinson, third Lori Fry, and sighted guide Joey Seiler have only been playing together for the past three years. Vinson says the

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Western championship rules allow for a sighted player in the second rock position, but the team’s four players are all legally blind. “That’s our choice. We’re a blind curling team. That’s what we started out to be and that’s what we do.” Having the opportunity to compete in a sport with other blind people is important to him, he adds. “There’s not a lot of sports blind people can play. Being with

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Archery club hosts 3D shoot

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The Bighorn Archery Club A&W 3D Shoot was the target of 78 competitors who came from as far as Switzerland for the event. The annual shoot was held at Stan Halcro Arena on March 16-17, with 45 3D animal targets arranged in an indoor faux woodland setting. A new backdrop created by club members Adrian Messner and denise swift added to the “woodsy” atmosphere. Local shooters dominated most of the competition, including Traditional Men’s Masters Longbow division, with Allen Pickering zeroing in on first place, Ted Swift taking second and Don Dickerson in third. Yak Crame, Dirk Dunkel and Rob Altmannshofer were first to third respectively in Men’s Longbow. Master’s Recurve also saw South Cariboo shooters on top, with Messner in first, Frank

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Wyatt Coulson, left, and Logan Coulson were “all a quiver” when they signed up for the Bighorn Archery Club A&W Indoor Shoot at the Stan Halcro Arena on March 16. The brothers were among several children and youth who participated along with the many adults at the indoor event.

Lanchester second, and Chico Johnston in third. Fred Streleoff of

Williams Lake won the Men’s Recurve event. Jessica Mobbs, also

of Williams Lake won Ladies’ Longbow. Local residents denise swift and Bev Debruyn took second and third. Tamara Van Loon won the Ladies’ Recurve event. In Junior Longbow, winners from first to third were Kiara Pratt, Michael Van Osch and Alexandria Debruyn. Jason Ruscheinsky and Baden Riley finished first and second in Youth Recurve, and Leanne Varney was first in Youth Longbow. Champs in the Cubs division were Jennifer Debruyn in Longbow and Carly Ruscheinsky in Recurve. In Compound Bow competition, Ryan Vincenzi and Haley Plewes were first and second in the Cub Bowhunter class. Cole Skerry of Williams Lake won Mini Cubs Barebow; Torrie Berkey won Youth Unlimited; Wyatt Coulson was first in Youth Bowhunter; and Logan Coulson won

Junior Bowhunter. In Men’s Compound Open division, Al Campsall of Williams Lake was the leader; Tyler Parent won Unlimited and Gord Parent was third. Marlon Dalpre won Men’s Barebow. Ladies’ winners were Stephanie Zimmerman in Unlimited, and Arlene Dalpre and Angelina Vincenzi finished first and second in Bowhunter. Spokesperson denise swift says it was a good shoot where everyone had fun. “We had quite a few new faces and soonto-be new members. It makes it more fun when you get lots of people.” Next up for the club is an outdoor 3D shoot at the 100 Mile Snowmobile Club grounds at 99 Mile, June 1-2. There will be two trails with 20 targets on each, and free camping. For more information, check the club website at www.big hornarchery.com.

Club fares well at judo championships Kokoro Judo Club saw good results at the Judo BC 2013 Youth Provincial Championships & Training Camp. The competition was held at Prince George Secondary School on March 9-10, and it was a step toward qualifying for the British Columbia provincial team, which will compete at nationals in July. Avery Collinson was the winner in both the Under 13 Girls 44 kilogram, and U15 48-kg divisions. Adam Sullivan came through with a victory in the U13 Boys 55-kg class and Logan Flack was second in U13 Boys 46-kg competition. Wylon Hall dominated the U13 Boys 38-kg contest. In U15 Boys competition, Mason Sanders was first in the 42-kg division and Reid Collinson earned a

Fentiman in second place in the 81-kg category. Richard Tracey placed fourth and Jesse Chamberlain and Aaron McDermid did not place. The Kohai Taikai children’s champi-

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Kokoro Judo Club’s Melody Watkins competed at the Kohai Taikai children’s championship in Prince George, March 10.

second place standing in the 38-kg contest. Chris Cruickshank also placed second in the U15 Boys division.

Paige Hall earned a second-place result in U18 Women’s 57-kg competition, and in U18 Men’s, it was Aidan

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Memorial Donations The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Please send the name of the deceased, name/address of next of kin and name/ address of donor for tax receipt (VISA/MC accepted) to: Canadian Cancer Society, #300 - 500 Victoria St. Prince George, B.C. V2L 2J9 or Ph: 1-800-811-5666. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 5363 Dawson Rd. 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E1. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society can be sent to: Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House SPCA can be sent to: Box 1948, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children can be sent to: 3550 Waybourne Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3K9.

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Women’s Centre (102 Bridge Creek Centre, Birch Avenue). The 25 unit project has 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units. Applicants must provide income and asset information and verification upon application. This project is sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association - South Cariboo Branch and British Columbia Housing and Management Commission.

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Commercial/ Industrial 1250 sq. ft. commercial retail space, street level, in Rosewood Building, for rent or lease. Across from Donex. 250-396-7334 or 604-5304224. 4-BAY garage & retail space for rent or lease, on Exeter Road in 100 Mile House. Approx 5000 sq.ft. $2500 per month. Avail. now. 250-396-7334 EXCELLENT location! Large commercial unit avail for rent immediately, suitable for retail/ light mfg. Approx 1380sqft, Pls call 250-808-7722 for details

Duplex / 4 Plex CLEAN & updated 3 bdrm, apt. downtown 100 Mile. Ref. req. No dogs. $650/mon. 250456-7314. QUIET up-dated 2 bdrm. $525. Laundry included. Gateway area. 250-395-2080.

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Review finds Kitimat Refinery Proposal has economic merit

The B.C. Liberal government released its Review of the Proposed Kitimat Refinery Project: Technical Assessment and Asian Supply/Demand Analysis on March 19. The report was prepared for the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, in consultation with the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas. On Aug. 17, 2012, David Black unveiled a $13-billion proposal to build a refinery on British Columbia’s North Coast. To assist the provincial government with its appraisal of this proposed refinery, Navigant Consulting was retained to consider the following aspects of the project: • Prepare a technical review, including an estimate of the likely economic performance of the refinery. • Compile an assessment of the Asian fuel supply/demand balance and whether the output

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from Kitimat could be sold profitably to customers in four Asian countries – China, India, South Korea and Japan. Navigant has found that building a refinery on the B.C. coast has economic merit and should be seriously considered by the provincial government. The report finds that such a refinery would provide incremental long-term economic benefits to the region. On March 7, Premier Christy Clark delivered

a statement to the B.C. legislature where she committed the government’s support to move this proposal forward where it can be judged on its merits by a robust, rigorous and independent environmental process, free from political influence. “This is a credible proposal from a credible B.C. businessman. And without question, this would be the largest single private-sector investment in the history of our great province. And it would be, poten-

tially, a tremendous game-changer for our children and their children.� said the Premier. Clark notes the B.C. Liberal government has continued to advance its work on the five conditions for heavy oil pipelines. Announced last July, these five conditions will ensure the highest standards for environmental protection and First Nations involvement. Since their release, the premier adds her government has taken strong and decisive action to develop world-leading practices for all land-based spill prevention and response by releasing a policy development discussion paper that is supporting comprehensive stakeholder engagement. Recently, the provincial government proactively took the first step toward defining a world-leading, marinebased spill response model to protect B.C.’s vast 27,000-kilometre

Criminal negligence trial underway for ferry navigator The trial of the navigating officer of the BC Ferries ship that ran aground and sank in March 2006 is underway. Karl Lilgert, who pleaded not guilty to criminal negligence causing the death of 108 Mile Ranch couple Gerald Foisy and Shirley Rosette, is the only person charged in the sinking. However, the vessel’s captain and some crew members lost their jobs. The Queen of the North struck Gil Island on March 22, 2006 and sank in 400 metres of water about 140 kilometres south of Prince Rupert. Of the 101 passengers and crew aboard, Foisy and Rosette were the only people who

didn’t survive, and are believed to have gone down with the ship. The court heard there is uncertainty if the couple’s cabin on the seventh deck of the ferry was searched, as per protocol, when the ship struck the island. It was also noted that when a cabin is checked and determined to be empty, protocol calls for the searcher to put a large X on the cabin door with chalk when the room has been searched. However, that wasn’t done during the tragedy because there wasn’t any chalk on the ship. The court also heard Foisy and Rosette may not have stayed in the cabin they had reserved because cabin reassignments are not

uncommon when passengers check in. Those changes would have been on the passenger log, but it went down with the ship. The Crown alleges Lilgert was negligent when, as navigating officer, he missed a scheduled course alteration and sailed the ship into Gil Island. The defence has argued poor weather, faulty equipment and inadequate training were to blame. They also suggested the navigating officer was attempting to steer clear of a fishing boat and that caused him to go off course. Rosette left behind two sons, aged 19 and 14 at the time, and Gerald Foisy left two daughters, aged 16 and 12.

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Artists Guild show on the wild side

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Among contributing artists for the Cariboo Artists Guild wildlife art show at Showcase Gallery are Susan Kruse, front left, Tom Godin, Kathy Crawshay, middle, Reta Munro, back left, Sharon Isaaks and Carolyne Herperger.

There are still a few tickets left for the 10th Annual Bankers’ Variety Show, but folks will have to act quickly to get one. The popular show is slated for March 23 at 100 Mile Community Hall and it’s usually a sellout, says event spokesperson Louise Mayes. There will be 16 hilarious lip-synch and comedy skits per-

Mayes says everyone has done a good job. “Hold onto your seats. Hopefully, we’ll make a big impact this year.” Tickets are $20, and available at all financial institutions in 100 Mile House. Mayes says if there are no tickets left where you bank, they will get them for you, as long as there are some left somewhere. The show starts at 7

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Anne Teichgrab, aged 95 years, passed away peacefully at 100 Mile House, B.C. on March 15, 2013. She is lovingly remembered by sons: Bob (Doreen) Teichgrab, Dan (Betty) Teichgrab; grandchildren: Rob (Sarah), Keri (Chris), Alina (Brad), Bradley (Katherin) and greatgrandchildren Ella and Dayton as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her husband Henry, sister Mary, and parents George and Mary Friesen. Viewing to take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, 7386 Horne Street, Mission B.C. Graveside Service on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Hatzic Cemetery, 34867 Cemetery Road, Mission B.C. Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. at Cedar Valley Mennonite Church, 32840 Janzen Ave, Mission B.C. Lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cedar Valley Mennonite Church, C.N.I.B. or a charity of your choice. Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home. entrusted with the arrangements. 604-826-9548

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Bluegrass workshop and concert celebrate 10 years Bluegrass music fans will have a rare opportunity to enjoy the talents of some of the top performers in the genre at the 108 Cabin Fever Bluegrass Seminar Leaders Concert. The concert is slated for at The Hills Health Ranch on March 22, starting at 7:30 p.m. It is part of the 10th Annual Cabin Fever Bluegrass Workshops. All of the 15 music instructors make up the entertainment list and several, such as mandolin player John Reischman, are winners or nominees of major music awards. Concert tickets sell for $20 and event co-ordinator Rossetta Paxton

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Cariboo Artists Guild (CAG) members have stepped out of their comfort zones to create a group show of wildlife art at Showcase Gallery. They’ve gone to the forests, jungles and the sea for their subjects, which include everything from elephants to whales. CAG spokesperson Sharon Isaaks notes wildlife is not familiar territory to many members of the group. “It’s challenging doing animals. There’s fur involved.” Contributing artists are Carolyne Herperger, Tom Godin, Kathy Crawshay, Susan Kruse, Cheryl Gauthier, Juanita Corbett, Reta Munro, Gisela Gruning and Cindy Wickingstad. The wildlife show will remain on display until April 2. CAG has a current membership of 43, and with membership, comes the opportunity to display their art in Showcase Gallery. Members also have access to a variety of different workshops, which are offered throughout the year. The cost to join is $15 a year. For more details, contact Parkside Art Gallery at 250-395-2021. Information about the guild can also be found on the Internet at www.gobc.ca/100-mile-housetravel/cariboo-artists-guild_4059. Showcase Gallery is located in the main lobby of the Cariboo Business Centre at 475 Birch Ave. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

formed by members of the local banking community, and Mayes says they want to really impress their audience to mark the 10th anniversary. “It’s a milestone. We would have fireworks, but we’re not allowed. It’s been 10 years, and that’s saying something in itself.” The show features a greater number of acts than in the past and

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expects a sellout. People can reserve by calling The Hills at 250-791-5225. To help celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Cabin Fever, a birthday cake will be served on the night of the concert. Paxton says she can’t believe the workshop has been going for so many years. “When we started it, there was a real need in this area. This kind of thing was everywhere, but not in the Cariboo. We get lots of people coming from Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and Prince George. We also have people come from Alberta, Vancouver and the United States.”

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100 Mile players hoist Cascade Cup

Ken Alexander Free Press

100 Mile House area residents Derek Schneider and Micky Turner played significant roles in the Bellingham Blazers playoff run that saw the team capture the Cascade Cup on March 17. The cup is emblematic of supremacy in the Tier 3 Junior A Northern Pacific Hockey League and the Blazers were in tough in the best-of-five finals against the West Sound Warriors from Bremerton. It was a fairy-tale ending for the Blazers squad, which, despite being in its inaugural season, finished third in the six-team league with a 22-17-1 record. Although they got off to a slow start to the regular season, the Blazers gelled and made the push to the playoffs. In the post season, the Blazers swept the second-place Eugene Generals in the best-ofthree semifinals. This put the Bellingham squad in the championship round against the

Warriors, which had an overwhelming points lead on the rest of the teams in regular-season play.

first five minutes into of the second stanza. the third frame, but the The Warriors regained Warriors knotted the the two-goal margin score one minute later. five minutes into the The two squads worked third period, but the hard to get the Blazers stormed back Game 1 go-ahead goal, with a marker bringing The Blazers which didn’t the score to 5-4. were clearly come until With only three minconsidered the the seventh utes left on the clock, it underdogs when minute of the looked like Bellingham they travelled sudden-death tied the score, but the to Bremerton overtime, when referee waived it off. to take on the the Warriors The Warriors scored Derek Warriors for the schneiDer potted the win- one more in the last first game of ning goal. minute for the 6-4 victhe finals on March 12, Tom notes Derek, tory and a 2-1 series but they shocked every- who normally plays lead. one by shutting out the defence, had a great Tom says both boys Warriors 3-0. game and showed his played well and “looked Micky Turner’s dad, versatility by moving up like they belonged Tom Turner, says it was to the wing. there.” the first time the Blazers Micky also worked had knocked off the hard and used his speed Game 4 Warriors in the eight or while playing on the With their backs nine games they played special teams and his against the wall on during the regular sea- regular shifts at centre March 16, the Blazers son. He adds it was a or on the wing, came out detershocker because the Tom adds. mined to give Blazers not only won, their fans somebut they did it on the Game 3 thing to cheer Warriors home ice. The series about, and shifted to Micky got the Game 2 Bellingham on fans going when Following on the March 15 and he notched a heels of the 3-0 shut- West Sound shorthanded micky out the night before, the jumped out goal midway turner Blazers played another to an early 4-1 through the good game that was lead going into the first first period. scoreless going into the intermission. Tom says Micky third period. The Blazers narrowed picked up a pass at The Blazers scored the gap to 4-3 at the end his own blue line, had

a near breakaway and popped it into the top shelf much to the delight of the hometown crowd. However, the Warriors tied the score 20 seconds later, and the teams remained deadlocked at one each at the end of the first period. The Blazers led 3-1 at the end of the second and had a 4-2 lead midway through the third, but the Bremerton boys scored two before regulation time ended. Then it was heart-stopping, backand-forth action until the overtime winner went into the net. However, the Blazers knotted the series at two apiece in the 17th minute of the second sudden-death overtime, sending the teams back to Bremerton for game 5, with the winner of that tilt getting the opportunity to hoist the Cascade Cup. Game 5 The Warriors took the early first-period lead in front of their home-town fans, but

the second period saw the March 13 edition of the Blazers notch two of the Free Press needs to their own for a 2-1 lead be clarified. at the end of the second The regular-season stanza. statistics of Derek Tom says Bellingham Schneider and Micky dominated the second Turner, who both play period and then went for the Bellingham up 3-1 five minutes into Blazers Tier 3 Junior A the third frame. team in the Northern “From there, they just Pacific Hockey League, shut the Warriors down were switched around. defensively.” Schneider recorded He adds both Micky eight assists and had four and Derek played great penalty minutes in 19 games, especially on games. the defensive side of the Turner finished puck. fourth in team scorTom also had a lot of ing with 13 goals and praise for Blazers coach 20 assists for 33 points Mark Collins “who in 37 regular-season must have been doing games. He also served a lot of things 22 penalty minright” to have utes. the team so well prepared for the Fast Bytes playoffs. 108 Mile The playoff Ranch resident victory earned Brett Harris had the Blazers a a great year as a berth in the rookie forward brett Tier 3 Junior for the Junior harris A Nationals in B Summerland Rochester, Minnesota Steam of the Kootenay on April 4-8. International Junior Hockey League. Clarification Harris is affiliated to The story, head- the Penticton Vees of lined 100 Mile House the British Columbia minor hockey players Hockey League and pursuing their hockey was called up for the dreams, on page A24 of playoffs.

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Mt. Timothy has come a long way Former diamond in the rough, now a jewel of the Cariboo

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Customers were compensated with a free day pass to be used The South Cariboo’s premier on a future date. Until bugs downhill ski hill, Mt. Timothy were worked out, the T-bar Ski Area, celebrates its 25th continued to be a problem, says anniversary this year, and the Johnson. changes and growth, which “The spring boxes were old, have taken place over the and if you were small, you got past quarter century, are truly basically launched off the start.” amazing. The official Prior to the opening of development of the hill, and Mt. Timothy, 100 ribbon-cutting Mile House had ceremony took a small family ski place on Jan. 15, hill that overlooked 1988, with snow the town and some falling and a remnants can still small crowd of be seen. Williams skiers and digLake also had its nitaries present own hill, Squaw for the occasion. Valley, which Bob Phaneuf, changed its name president of the to Timberland after Mt. Timothy Ski a number of years. Society, christened the T-bar According to Submitted photo Bruce Johnson, with a bottle of Bruce Johnson, second from left, on a typical day at Mt. one of the origichampagne and Timothy Ski Area in 1998. nal directors for Ainsworth did the Mt. Timothy the honour of Ski Society, several winters of concrete basement for a ski cutting the insufficient snow levels on both lodge was built, complete with ceremonial ribbon. ski hills during the late 1970s a roof so it could be used until The existing facilities were and early ‘80s had patrons of there were sufficient funds to enough to keep people returneach searching for another build the main level. ing, but 2001/02 was a major mountain for relocation. Before the end of the turning point when the main After separately submitting year, a T-bar style lift was level of the log ski lodge was applications for land in the Mt. installed, with a portion of added, relieving patrons of Timothy area, the 100 Mile the components new, and the the uncomfortable humid House application was accepted spring boxes recycled from conditions in the unventilated and the two groups teamed up Timberland. basement. to build a new ski area. The hill, with nine ski runs, Noel Thompson signed on Johnson notes it was opened to the public on Dec. as ski hill manager in 2001 David Ainsworth, founder of 26, 1987, but opening day was and stayed until 2011, offerAinsworth Lumber Company, cut short when the lift derailed ing vision and experience that who had the vision to submit at 1 p.m. and remained an application for a recreationdown for the rest of the day. Continued on B2 Free Press

al lease on the selected site. Volunteers teamed up to perform the work, and in the winter of 1986, layout was done and logging of the proposed ski runs was completed in 1987. Sale of the timber produced cash for further development of the hill, and by autumn, the

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The triple chairlift was operational in January 2005, and it changed the face of the mountain.

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In the late 1990s, Mt. Timothy relied on a T-bar to move people up the hill.

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The newest addition to the ski hill is a large guest services building, situated below the day lodge, expected to open in 2013/14.

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would transform the mountain, and elevate it to another level. Current manager Adam Piccolo was a mountain employee when Thompson arrived, and recalls an early conversation with him. “The first thing Noel said to me was the mountain was a diamond in the rough and we just had to polish that diamond.” Thompson used his wide connections with the ski industry to acquire new pieces of equipment, including a triple chairlift which came from Mt. Washington. “We still would not have a chairlift if Noel wasn’t here.” The chairlift was installed and operational for the 2004/05 season, and was a crucial improvement, notes Piccolo.

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equivalent in size that has lower rates than we do. I haven’t found another one with a chairlift, with prices as low, and our prices are generally lower than the T-bar mountains.” The ski hill now boasts 35 runs, from easy to expert skill levels, and offers equipment rentals, ski and snowboard instruction for all ages, and food

services in the beautiful log lodge. The Timberland Alpine Ski League also conducts its Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene Ski League youth program on the mountain, for children aged five to 13 years. Johnson says the future holds possibilities for further expansion of ski run network. While they’ve developed the hill to its

maximum elevation, there is still plenty of potential to extend it

downwards, and an additional lift is in the master plan, he adds.

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“We were slowly declining in skier visits. People would skip us for Sun Peaks because of our T-bar. The chair brought us to the next level.” Thompson is also credited with adding the conveyor and platter lifts. Piccolo notes that after installation of the chairlift, business at the mountain increased and held at the higher level. Piccolo, himself, has been a fixture on the mountain since 1998, when he was first employed at the age of 16 as a lift operator. “I’ve loved every minute of it. I got to learn lots from Noel. He was unofficially grooming me for this position for the day he needed to move on.” Piccolo says he is proud of the mountain and of the value it provides its customers. “It’s hard to find another mountain

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Photographers focus in on Bridge Lake show Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

Bridge Lake Photo Group is hosting its Fifth Annual Photo Exhibition with photo displays, slide shows and video viewing in the Bridge Lake Elementary School gymnasium on April 7. The show will feature some of the best work of 18 talented club members who live in the South Cariboo. Event co-ordinator Brenda Tillyer says photos of varying sizes will be nicely displayed throughout half of the gym, and if contributors stay true to form, she expects there will be a heavy focus on animals, birds and nature in general. The show runs on a set schedule, with photo viewing from 1 to 2 p.m. on one side of the gym and a slide and video show from 2 to 3 p.m. on the other side.

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Photographs, videos and slideshows will be the focus of the Bridge Lake Photo Group’s Fifth Annual Photo Exhibition at Bridge Lake Elementary School gymnasium, April 7, from 1 to 4 p.m.

It’s a format that has worked well in the past, as it gives videographers in the group an opportunity to

show their craft and also lets photographers show many more photos than space in the static display area allows.

Each photographer will give a narrative of their presentation and Tillyer says it should be very interesting.

Subjects to be covered in the slide show include Jasper, Alberta, Holland, dogs and hummingbirds. A

video will put the focus on bugs and blossoms. The main part of the show is scheduled to wrap up at 3 p.m., when contributing photographers will put complimentary snacks and refreshments out on tables for guests to enjoy. People will have an opportunity to view photos and meet with the photographers until 4 p.m. “It’s a great community event. People come from Kamloops, Clearwater, 100 Mile House and all around, and it’s for all ages. We have a great group of people and talented photographers.” There is no admission charge for the event, and everyone is welcome to attend. Past shows have drawn large crowds of interested viewers. Bridge Lake Elementary School is located just east of Bridge Lake General Store.

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Last Sunday (March 10) turned out to be a gorgeous warm day for possibly the last snowmobile ride of the year. Frank Dixon, Diane and John Sullivan, Warren Lowe, Brad Potter, Bernie and Nadine Madden ventured out on a 60-mile course in the direction of Big Bar Lake and stopped at many other lakes and historical sites along the way. They visited Alberta Lake, McKinley Lake, and the Last Chance Lake soda refinery buildings, which produced Epsom salt in the early 1900s. For more information on this site visit: www.goldtrail.com/Site Pages/Last Chance Soda Site (pages 39-40).

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A group of Green Lake Snowmobile Club members headed off in the direction of Big Bar Lake on March 10 for what might be the last Sunday ride of the season. They stopped at a lot of lakes along the way and checked out the Last Chance soda site.

They came across wild horses and many moose. Pig roast cancelled Due to the absentee membership in April, the uncertainty of their return and the muddy spring breakup, the Green Lake Snowmobile Club (GLSC) regrets to announce the annual pig roast on April 13 will be cancelled until further notice. The club has been talk-

ing about changing it to one of the winter months next year to ensure there is a good turnout. New plans The club is going to have an Open House this summer to provide information about the club and the trails in the area. The organizers are still looking for the best date to hold this, and possibly other family events, during the sum-

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What’s On Here’s a convenient listing of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events by non-profit groups in the South Cariboo. To be included, call 250-395-2219 at least one week before the event.

• March 20-24 – The 10th Annual 108 Cabin Fever Bluegrass Workshops at The Hills Health Ranch. Workshop musicians concert March 22 at 7:30 p.m., with doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets, $20 by calling The Hills at 250-791-5225. • March 22-April 18 – Parkside Art Gallery features Bridge Lake artist Genevieve Amy with her show, “A New Rodeo.” Opening reception is March 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Parkside. • March 23 – Bankers Variety Show, 6 p.m. at 100 Mile Community Hall. Tickets, $20 at all 100 Mile House financial institutions. Cold buffet meal and dance at 9 p.m. • March 30 – Easter egg hunt at Regency Chrysler at 10 a.m. This is a free event. • Until April 2 – Showcase Gallery features an exhibition of wildlife art by members of the Cariboo Artists Guild. • April 7 – Bridge Lake Photo Group has its Fifth Annual Photo Exhibition at Bridge Lake Elementary School from 1 to 4 p.m. • April 11 – Grad Fashion Show at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School gym, 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets $10 at the school or Larry McCrea Law Office. • April 13 – World champion Elvis tribute artist Steve Elliot performs the sacred songs of Elvis in his own His Hand in Mine – Gospel Concert at Martin Exeter Hall. Tickets are $20 at Donex, Didi’s and 108 Mile Supermarket. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert at 7. • April 15-26 – 100 Mile Festival of the Arts with speech and dramatic arts, vocal, piano, instrumental and band performances at Martin Exeter Hall. Performances run each day from 9 a.m. to around 4:30 p.m.

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Dear Canimites: Spring has winged its way to the “tri-lakes” area of Canim, Mahood and Hawkins. Folks at Mahood are seeing thrushes and redwings. Swans are there too, as are many geese. It’s the same at the mouth of Bridge Creek on Canim, as daily more

and more of the large birds pack into the small ice-free area, flocking like guys at a Canadian Tire “2 for 1” sale. Jim Baker reported a robin three weeks ago now, and Ann Johansen has been watching the eagles menacing the calving area of the Canim Lake Ranch. The

first fishing boats have been out on the east end of Canim.

Margo our Citizen of the Year Margo Wagner was nominated for the 2012 South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. Local organizations gathered in support behind her, including the Mahood and Canim community organizations, the fire department, South Cariboo COPS, and individual members on the Cariboo Regional District board. They

spoke of her tireless efforts on behalf of our community. She didn’t win the formal award this time, but she’s tops with us, and that’s what counts. Rick Takagi of South Canim Road was one of the organizers of the gala event at which the awards were presented. First responder training Terry and Shannon Wagner and Don Hewitt of Canim Lake are in the process of recertifying for their First Responder Continued on B7

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It is often said it takes a village to raise a child. Nothing has ever drawn a community together more strongly than our commitment to our school and its children. On March 9, a fundraiser was held at the Forest Grove Legion and $7,000 was raised toward a playground for the school. The fundraiser was co-hosted by the Legion, Forest Grove 94 Lions, Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department, South Cariboo Rowing Club, Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Community and Parents Advisory Council. The Legion was beautifully decorated, the spaghetti dinner was excellent, the silent auc-

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Anna Jones (CPAC), left, Tom Timleck (Legion), Chris Cummings (94 Lions), Ron Lister (Fire Dept.) Jim Tindale (Legion), Bob Felker (Fire Dept.) and Heather Van Osch (CPAC) were representatives of the groups hosting the highly successful playground fundraiser at the Forest Grove Legion on March 9.

tion was entertaining and the company was most enjoyable. Weeks of preparation and work went into this worthwhile evening. Drawings of what they would like for their playground were made by the students and displayed around the room. Zip lines were popular. One poster specified “for grades 4-7 only.” Fancy slides, a spider web of ropes to move

through “on the ground, not vertically,” a climbing wall and a hot tub were suggested. A large thermometer has been put up in front of the Legion to record progress made toward the goal of $38,000. When it is finished, the playground will be for all of the children of Forest Grove and others who wish to use it. It will be a wonderful addition to our community.

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Licence, along with Matt Wiesendahl and Twan de Kok from Forest Grove. Six others successfully completed their training for the first time: Adam Cummings, Michael Gent, Fiarra Nixon, Chris Parlee, SheriLyn Wilson and Aron Zablotny. Instructors Margo Wagner and Sheila Hart put the group through their paces through two back-to-back weekends – Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Many thanks go to these people, as they put themselves on the line, 24 hours a day. Rod & Gun Club The Forest Grove & District Rod and Gun Club will have its AGM at the Canim Lake Resort on April 14 at 2 p.m. Michael and Martina Dopf are stepping down from the president and secretary/treasurer positions after seven years of service. Martina says it is time for someone new to lead, while she and Michael will remain active in the club. The group maintains a facility for trap shooting, as well as a long-gun range with 100- and 200-yard butts. There

are 30 to 40 members presently. New members are welcome. If interested, come to the AGM.

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Schoolhouse Park Happy Creek Minerals of Vancouver says exploration of the Hawk property abutting the east side of Schoolhouse Provincial Park has shown promising results for gold, silver and copper. Exploration work will continue this summer. This writer asked the Ministry of Environment what effect this might have on the park. A spokesman said no land had been moved out of the park since its inception in 1995, and there is no proposal to do so. In fact, the park is slated for a 544-hectare expansion to 5,106 hectares in size. This will better protect the old forest, a wilderness recreational fishery and a valuable wildlife travel corridor. Mineral exploration is not allowed in provincial parks.

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such as barrels, buckets, etc., powered by people or wind, and built in four or less hours. There will be prizes for different categories. The Lions have prepared an information package with everything needed to take part in this prestigious, and most likely, hilarious race. For information, please contact Cindy Whitehead at 250-3972367. Proceeds will be used for park maintenance and improvements, and

for a donation to Lions Club charities. The Forest Grove Legion will be hosting a regatta-related event on Aug. 10 as a kickoff to the race. Stompin’ Tom One night in the winter of 1964, we were in Timmins, a northern Ontario town, visiting friends. It was -40 and the town was buried in snow when we decided to go to the Maple Leaf Tavern. It was smoky and dark. A skinny, bony-faced

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fellow with a guitar ambled over and stood next to my chair. He put a small board on the floor and started stomping and singing a song I’d never heard before, “Sudbury Saturday Night.” At first, I wondered who this strange bird was, but before long, I was captivated. Stompin’ Tom was a truly unique Canadian hero – one who sang with real affection about the small towns across Canada and the people

who live in them.

Recycling Thank you to those who support the school’s recycling program by leaving refundable items in

the bins at the school and at Richard Bergen’s home. Please remember that tin cans, plastic bottles such as bleach and shampoo bottles, cardboard and many other items can be dropped off at Gold Trail Recycling. It’s easy to do and provides a very good feeling to do so. Earth Hour To promote awareness about climate change, please turn off non-essential lights on March 23 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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Contact Your Correspondent These are your neighbours, and they help ensure the Free Press offers regional coverage of the communities in the South Cariboo. Their names and contact numbers are published alongside their columns so call them when you have news, important information about upcoming events or neat stories to share with your community. Your community, your correspondents…

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battled the blaze. The fire was considered suspicious and is under investigation. The trailer was unoccupied and had been vacant for several years. Poker winners The poker tournament held March 9 attracted 21 players. The winners were Gerry Connell, first; Marion Klimosko, second; Joe Adams, third;

Gus Collins, fourth; and Steve Thomson, fifth. Proceeds of the tournament went to the Welsh Pony and Cob Association, which sponsors the carriage driving event held at the Huber Farm in 70 Mile. The next tournament will be held April 13 at the 70 Mile Community Hall. Bingo The next 70MHVFD

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“This would provide a legal access from the registered Bonaparte/Green Lake Snowmobile Trails to the Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail. We hope to have a positive response to our grant application soon. “Larry Messaros is our representative on the Gold Rush Advisory Committee and attends monthly meetings. He is keeping the club informed as to any new developments on the Gold Rush Trail.....” For more club information, visit

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Community events listed must be of a non-profit nature and will be published free of charge one week prior to the event. Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon. Events for the online calendar can be submitted to the calendar feature on the home page at www.100milefreepress. net. However, online calendar submissions are not automatically picked up for the Free Press.

100 MILE q Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre is hosting ‘Pre-Natal in a Day’ at the centre (1 – 486 Birch Ave., beside Home Hardware) April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-Registration is required by calling 250395-5155. 100 MILE q StrongStart at 100 Mile House Elementary School Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.noon. Free, drop in and play. All families with children up to age five welcome. For information, call the school at 250-395-2258. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting an afterschool program for children five to eight years old on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required; call 250-3952332 or drop in at the library. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House and District SPCA has its annual

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100 Mile House Legion Branch 260 president Gordon Martin, left, Forest Grove Community and Parent Advisory Council (CPAC) president Michelle Haretzmuller, Forest Grove Legion Branch 261 president Jim Tindale and Branch 260 vice-president Bob Wangensteen posed during a $500 cheque presentation from Branch 260 to the CPAC.

general meeting at the Ramada Inn in 100 Mile House on March 30 at 11 a.m. For more information, call the SPCA at 250-395-5303.

age. It promotes the importance of fathers in parenting children. Call 250-395-5155 for date and location information.

100 MILE q 100 Mile Legion has fundraising meat draws from 3 to 5 p.m. every Saturday. There are two chessboards and pool tables available for use free of charge. Members and bona fide guests are welcome. Red Fridays are every second Friday. For more information, call 250395-2511.

100 MILE q The Family History Centre for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is open weekly on Tuesdays 10 a.m.2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Check out our free access to “Find My Past” for UK records. For more information, call Marjorie 250-3953390.

100 MILE q Dads & Tots Nite is for dads, uncles and grandfathers with children newborn up to six years of

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100 MILE q The 100 Mile House & District Garden Club meets the fourth Saturday of the month, except for July, August and December,

in the multipurpose room of the 100 Mile District General Hospital from 10 a.m. to noon. There are membership or drop-in fees. For information, call Lindsay Roberts at 250-791-5756 or Debbie Porter at 250791-6472. 100 MILE q Horse Lake Christian Fellowship hosts Kidz Club every Monday (except school holidays) for three- to 14-year-olds from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Christianbased activities, fun and games. For more information, call 250395-1070.

100 MILE q The Creekside Seniors Activity Centre schedule of daily/ weekly events is as follows: Pool – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.; Senior exercise – Monday 10:30 a.m.; Carpet Bowling – Monday and Wednesday 12:45 p.m.; Crib – Tuesday 12:45 p.m.; Bridge – Friday 12:45 p.m. Square Dancing, Tai Chi or shuffleboard are available. 50-plus. For more information, call 250-395-3919 or 250395-3346. 108 MILE q StrongStart at Mile 108 Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.noon. Free, drop in and play. All families with children up to age five welcome. For information, call Jackie at 250-791-0004, or the school at 250-

791-5221. CLINTON q This year, Clinton celebrates its 150/50 anniversary since becoming “Clinton” and being incorporated. Many events are planned throughout the year. March events include: March 23 – Spring Fling put on by The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #194 at Clinton Memorial Hall; and March 31 – Easter Egg Hunt put on by the Recreation Commission at Reg Conn Park. Visit www.village.clinton. bc.ca or check out the 150/50 Committee on Facebook and twitter. FOREST GROVE q The Royal Canadian Legion Forest Grove Branch 261 holds crib Thursdays at 8 p.m., darts every Saturday at 3 p.m., and a meat draw every Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. INTERLAKES q The Roe Lake and District Recreational meeting is on the

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fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Interlakes Hall. Everyone is welcome. Phone 250-593-4354 for more information. LAC LA HACHE q The Lac la Hache TOPS chapter 5282 co-ed weight-loss support group meets Wednesdays from 8:30-10 a.m. at 3830 Emerald Cres. For more information, contact Hetty at 250396-4253 or Judy at 250-396-7298. WILLIAMS LAKE q The Williams Lake Field Naturalists are hosting their annual fundraising banquet on April 5, with awardwinning teacher, broadcaster, author and videographer Briony Penn as guest speaker. The predinner social starts at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:45 in McKinnon Hall, St. Andrew’s United Church, 100 Huckvale Pl. Adult tickets are $35; 16 and under are $15. They’re available at Open Book or from Williams Lake Field Naturalists members.

100 MILE q Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group is held

Corrie Benard photo

Carole Rooney photo

Jordan Patzwald, right, wrote something she likes about Nieka Embree on a sticker and then placed it on her friend at the Youth Zone’s recent anti-bullying event. It was just one of the games staff invented to highlight ways to avoid bullying problems and to show people they care about them.

Kindergarten student Wyatt Benard, front left, and StrongStart student Mikayla Abrams were excited to watch Cole Abrams help his mom, Carol Abrams, hang a hand-painted thermometer she designed for the Forest Grove Elementary and Community Playground Project. The eight-foot thermometer is a fun way to keep the community and area residents informed as they get closer to their $38,000 mark.


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