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Krysta Thomson and her boyfriend Stuart Bennett from Scotland lead a group of young people in dancing the Gay Gordons, a complicated little folk dance with dancers spinning forwards, then backwards, twisting and untwisting, during the sold-out community ceilidh held at the Gibraltar Room Saturday evening. For more on the story turn to Page A12

The Williams Lake RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance regarding a spray painting incident. On March 22 at 9:20 p.m., the RCMP received a complaint that an unknown male was spray painting the door at the Cariboo Community Church, located in the back alley at Fourth Avenue North and Oliver Street. The male was caught by an employee but was able to escape and ran off. The male is described as approximately 16 years old, five-feet, eight-inches tall, Aboriginal, and wearing a grey hoody. Anyone who may have information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact police at 250392-6211, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Inside the Tribune NEWS A2 Climate action funds provided. SPORTS A8 Lacrosse Mania kicks off season. COMMUNITY Community ceilidh a hit.


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Lakecity real estate market balanced Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer The Williams Lake area has seen some slight improvements in real estate sales, according to the latest quarterly report from the Northern Real Estate Board. A total of 65 properties have been sold in the first quarter, compared to 63 in the first quarter of 2012. The value of these properties was $14.1 million. Twenty-five single family homes, 18 homes on acreage, six manufactured homes in parks and four manufactured homes on land made up those sales. As of March 31, 379 properties were listed compared to 414 in 2012. Williams Lake realtor Glen Holling said considering that traditionally mid-November to midMarch are the real quiet months,

the region is holding its own fairly well. “We see on a weekly basis with the number of listings we’re taking in that we’re in a reasonably balanced market. We seem to be listing one, selling one and that is always a good sign because then it’s neither a buyer’s or a seller’s market.” Comparatively, in the 100 Mile House area, a total of 49 properties of all types worth $9.8 million have been sold by realtors in the area since the beginning of the year. In addition to the 15 single family homes that sold, 10 parcels of vacant land and 12 homes on acreage changed hands. In Quesnel, realtors reported 46 sales worth $12.1 million in the first three months of 2013. In addition to the 15 single family homes that sold, nine parcels

of vacant land and three homes on acreage have sold this year. There were 243 properties of all types available for purchase throughout the Quesnel area as of March 31. “The housing markets in the communities throughout the BC Northern Real Estate Board area continued to perform at a modest pace throughout the first quarter of 2013,” president Gisela Janzen said. “Continuing low mortgage interest rates combined with lower prices have improved affordability in some areas. Potential buyers that have stayed on the sidelines will likely enter the market place in a typical spring and summer market throughout the North.” Holling said all in all it’s a good feeling. “Maybe things are not quite as fast as we’d like, but the improve-

ments are there. When you throw the background into that where the U.S. economy is building more houses that just means our forest industries are going to see increased orders.” Describing the real estate market in the region as “job-based,” Holling suggested that things are working for people if they are buying homes and acreage. “Last week we had quite a large tour of new listings and I think that will carry on now for the next few months, probably through until the end of May,” Holling said. “It will put more inventory out there than there is demand, however, it usually takes a month or two to sell anyway.” Likening the spring for a realtor to the season of hunting for hunters in the fall, Holling said spring is always the “listing” season for realty.


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Willams Lake Gun Show April 20 and 21, 2013

Political hopefuls on the road

Saturday, April 20th ~ 9am to 5pm Gaeil Farrar photos

NDP political hopefuls Charlie Wyse (back left) and Duncan Barnett (right) were seen at various functions around the community last week as we head into the provincial election period which officially begins on April 16 when the writ will be dropped opening the official nomination period. At left Wyse and Barnett attended the kick off of the BC Government Employees Union door-knocking campaign to get their members out to vote in the election no matter which candidate they support. Below Barnett and Wyse chat with NDP agriculture critic and Saanich South MLA Lana Popham at Wyse’s office which is now set up in the TD Bank mall. Popham made stops in 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel.

Sunday, April 21st ~ 9am to 2pm 920 Bond Lake Road, Williams Lake Tables: $25 for 2 days Admission: $5 per person per day Please call Al Bush or Moe Monita at Chilcotin Guns 250-392-6800 for information on table entries.

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23 Years & Still A Buckin Good Time Opening Act Features West Coast Thunder Drill Team Williams Lake Stampede Royalty Miss Rodeo Canada Young Guns Trick Riders Rodeo Entertainer and Barrel Man: Dennis Halstead

Friday - 6:00 pm Rodeo After Rodeo Entertainment (sponsored by Adventure Charters) Live Band Skid Marks - Rink #2 No Cover Charge. No Minors

Saturday - 1:00 pm Rodeo Introduction of 2013 Williams Lake Stampede Contestants during Intermission Rodeo Slack - 9:00 am

Sunday - 1:00 pm Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame Induction during Intermission

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Climate action funds provided in Cariboo The B.C. government is providing funding to local governments in the Cariboo in recognition of their commitment to support healthier, more sustainable communities in B.C. Funded through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, these grants together total $44,214. The recipients are 100 Mile House — $4,230, Cariboo Regional District — $13,722, and Williams Lake— $26,262. “The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program is a conditional grant program that provides funding to Climate Action Charter signatories,” the provincial government noted in a press release. “Communities that have signed the

Climate Action Charter and report publicly on their progress toward meeting their climate action goals receive a grant equivalent to 100 per cent of the carbon tax they pay directly, for a total of more than $6.2 million province wide in 2012.” As signatories of the Climate Action Charter, the recipient local governments garnered grants through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program to support their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work toward their Charter goals.  Since 2008, the B.C. government has provided $19 million through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program. Currently, 95 per cent of communities in B.C. have

signed the Climate Action Charter. “Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, and the Cariboo Regional District are dedicated to lowering their green-

house gas emissions, and these grants help them work towards that goal. I’m glad to see our government helping them by providing them with this funding,”

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett said. To learn more about the program visit http:// lgd/greencommunities/ carip.htm

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Donate your gently used children’s books at elementary schools, Heartland Toyota, The Salt Jar, the public library or Bright Red Bookshelves in the city. In the past three years over 12,000 books were given to children through Bright Red Bookshelves in the Cariboo Chilcotin. Sherry Cutherbertson at The Salt Jar on Oliver Street is ready for your donations. Sponsored by Heartland Toyota and The Williams Lake Tribune

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Public input important for CRD plan LeRae Haynes Special to The Tribune A public information meeting took place at Pioneer Complex last week when the Cariboo Regional District welcomed comments and questions regarding a draft of the Williams Lake Fringe Area Official Community Plan. Some of the topics that CRD Manager of Planning Services Rick Brundrige touched on were interface fire hazard, transportation and potential development areas. He said that there are 214 possible lots, not on agricultural land reserve, on Fox Mountain and in the Wildwood area. At the end of the presentation he opened the session up for questions.

“Have you done mapping of the aquifers on Fox Mountain to see if existing usage can be sustained?” one resident inquired. Another question was in regards to walking trails. “Do you plan to work with MOT (Ministry of Transport) to create biking/walking trails along right-of-way roads on Fox Mountain?” someone asked. Brundrige explained that questions and comments from the meeting would be entered and carefully considered. He added that the OCP is a very important step for the CRD. “We have a lot of good stuff, but we can’t act on it with policy,” he said. “We’ll accept public comment

right up until the official public hearing which will take place in the next few weeks.” He said this process is all about the community. “We’ve spent a lot advertising this thing and we really want the public to get on board,” he continued. “It’s only as good as what the public comes back to us with. This exercise is best with a lot of participation, so we really look forward to hearing more from the public.” The public information meeting at Pioneer Complex was above and beyond what the CRD is required by law to provide, according to Brundrige. “We’re holding it so that we can head off some questions that may

ing out notes in each audited statement, to “explain points further,” auditor Kane Fraser of PMT Chartered Accountants gave the CRD three clean audits. Breaking down the three entities, Reid noted in the CRHD budget there was a current surplus at the December year-end of $1 million. The CRHD will only remain in existence until the debt extinguishes in 2018, he explained. For the CCRHD, the surplus at year end was approximately $22.1

million, there were cash investments of $23.7 million, funds that are available for capital expenditures with the region’s two health authorities. Area C director John Massier, also chair of the hospital districts, told staff at the board meeting that he would like to receive the audit reports earlier so directors can read them prior to approving them at the board meeting. However, he said the important points are always the auditor’s

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CRD Manager of Planning Services Rick Brundrige presents the CRD’s Williams Lake Fringe Area official community plan. come up later at the public hearing, that may be more difficult to answer after the fact,” he added. “Now we can prepare

for the public hearing – prepare for questions that may arise, and make some notes about things that may need to be

changed before it goes back to the board.” For more information about the Williams Lake fringe area community

plan, including contact information for questions or comment, visit the CRD www.

opinions. “This is about as clean as a bill of health as you can get from an audited set of statements,” Massier said of the 2012 statements. “I think we’re pleased as a board that the auditors have found no problems in our accounts.” The clean audits should help leverage advancing health projects in the region, he added. “Our statements show we’re in a good financial position to

move forward on some major capital projects in our area. Number one of which is the Cariboo Memorial Hospital expansion.” When the CRD board met with Interior Health last month the board received a commitment from IH to move ahead with functional planning for the expansion. “The next step then will be to make the business case,” Massier said. “The functional planning will take some

time, and hopefully we’ll get that done this year.” Reid said the CCRHD debt will be extinguished in 2019. The current surplus at year end for the CRD budget was approximately $81.5 million, cash investments of $31 million, and net financial assets of approximately $20.2 million. Reid noted reserves of approximately $12.1 million have been set aside for future capital expenditures.

“The CRD reduced its debt obligations by approximately $2.8 million in 2012 from $8.7 million to $5.9 million largely through early retirement of $2.2 million in debt associated with the recent construction of libraries in Quesnel and 100 Mile House.” Reid has been with the CRD since the end of 2010. “I took over responsibility for financial statements for 2011 and 2012 year ends,” he said.

CRD receives green light on all three audits Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer

It was reaffirming for Cariboo Regional District CFO Scott Reid to receive a clean audit for the three CRD entities. On Friday, March 22, CRD staff and the board accepted the 2012 audited financial statements for the Cariboo Hospital Regional District and the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District and the Cariboo Regional District. Other than flesh-

Clark to air half-hour TV talk Sunday night Tom Fletcher Black Press The B.C. Liberal Party is buying a halfhour on TV next Sunday night so Premier Christy Clark can make her pitch for re-election directly to voters.

The program will air April 14 at 7 p.m. on Global TV, two days before the formal election campaign begins for the May 14 vote. It will emphasize the economy and include testimonials from community leaders, said Mike McDon-

ald, the B.C. Liberal campaign manager. “It is also a matter of basic respect for voters to outline our priorities and policies,” McDonald said. “We hope the NDP will change course and do the same.” NDP leader Adrian

Dix has indicated he will roll out his party’s election platform in a series of announcements, an apparent effort to maximize media coverage. Clark has tied her campaign to the government’s heavily pro-

moted jobs plan, putting the party at the mercy of volatile federal employment statistics. After a surge of new jobs reported in February, there was an equally steep plunge in the March numbers, pushing B.C’s official unemployment

rate from 6.3 per cent to seven. Clark has also emphasized her commitment to develop liquefied natural gas exports from the B.C. North Coast, a project that has attracted global investment. Spending and deficits

are another focus of the campaign. The B.C. Liberals tabled a balanced budget in March, which the NDP claim has understated spending and overstated revenues to the tune of a $790 million deficit.



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NEWS Lakecity optometrist elected to provincial board Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Optometrist Dr. Daniel Derksen of Williams Lake was elected secretarytreasurer for the B.C. Association of Optometrists (BCAO) in February. “I was on the board previously as one of 10 directors,” Derksen said. The main purpose of the board is to direct the association to advance the profession, he explained. Derksen said the association plans to do some public education regarding the importance of eye health and educate people on how best to take care of their eyes and vision. “As we’re living longer there are more things that can go wrong as we age so there’s more of an awareness around the degenerative conditions of the eye like

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Delores Weins receives an eye exam from Dr. Daniel Derksen at Cariboo Eye Care Clnic in Williams Lake. Derksen was recently elected secretary-treasurer for the B.C. Association of Optometrists. glaucoma, cataracts or macular degeneration,” Derksen said. With the advance of using computers in the 21st century, he said there hasn’t been any strong evidence that using computer

screens does any damage, but it can definitely cause eye strain, discomfort and blurring, often referred to as computer vision syndrome. Presently there are around 600 optom-

etrists in B.C. and five of them are in Williams Lake at Cariboo Eye Care Clinic. Derksen has practiced in the lakecity since 1996 and is originally from the Okanagan.

Along with Derksen the association elected Dr. Sherman Tung of Vancouver as president and Dr. Lloyd Mah of Coquitlam as vice-president. The election also saw three new directors join the board for two-year terms: Dr. Brenda Horner of New Westminster, Dr. Murray Hurlbert of Maple Ridge and Dr. Michael Kellam, who practices in Nanaimo and Lady Smith. 
The association’s board also includes Dr. Surjinder Sahota of Abbotsford, who is past president, Dr. Paul Geneau of Nanaimo who is B.C.’s representative to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, and two other directors who are serving the remainder of their two-year terms: Dr. Michelle Elliott of Surrey and Dr. Trevor Miranda of Chemainus and Cobble Hill.

Driver slams fence and mailbox The Williams Lake RCMP were dispatched to a hit and run on Teal Place on April 6. A complainant stated that at approximately 1:30 a.m. a vehicle struck his fence, destroying a fence post and knocking over the mailbox for the cul-desac.  Portions of the offending vehicle were recovered and determined to be from a Toyota, while further investigation revealed that a darker silver coloured van or SUV was seen in the area and may have been associated with the incident. Later that day the Williams Lake fire department called RCMP to attend a vehicle ar-

son at a residence on Country Club Blvd. at 9:26 p.m. It is suspected that a 1998 Ford Windstar, parked outside of the residence, was lit on fire by an unknown person(s). When the fire department arrived, the vehicle was completely engulfed in flames. Crews extinguished the fire. No one was injured. RCMP say the incident seemed suspicious because the vehicle had not been driven for a period of time. The driver’s door was open when the fire was started. A pickup truck parked beside the van sustained minor cos-

metic damage. The incident is still under investigation by Police. RCMP responded to report via cell phone on April 7 at 1:59 p.m. from a hiker stating that she was lost in the bush near the Blue Lake Campground on the Smokey Mountain Forest Service Road. Police responded, located the hiker who was uninjured, and transported her to her vehicle. Although the police dog was called out to assist, the dog was not required as the hiker was located. Williams Lake RCMP described the weekend as quiet, with only 45 calls for service.

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Al Reichardt (left) and Liz Twan (right) photos

Two recent vehicle fires, one near 150 Mile House (left) and one at Esk’et (Alkali Lake), were not related, but both required fire crew attendance. Lilly Johnson (pictured, right, in firepants/boots) is the Esketemc Fire Department’s Chief and the fire truck driver and it was her personal vehicle that was on fire.

Open burning ban April 15 Effective at noon on Monday, April 15, open burning will be prohibited across the entire Cariboo Fire Centre to help prevent personcaused wildfires and to protect the public. Since March 31, Cariboo Fire Centre crews have responded to six wildfire incidents. All of these fires were caused by people and were therefore preventable. Anyone conducting Category 2 or 3 fires must extinguish any such fires by noon on April 15. This prohibition will remain in place until Sept. 30, 2013 or until the public is informed otherwise.

Specifically, this open fire prohibition applies to the burning of any waste, slash or other material and the burning of stubble or grass. This prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. This prohibition applies to all B.C. parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of a local government that has forest fire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. Before lighting any

fire, residents should check with local civic authorities regarding any current prohibitions. The Cariboo Fire Centre covers an area of about 10.3 million hectares, stretching from Clinton north to the Cottonwood River, east to Wells Gray Provincial Park, and west to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $345 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes

to a wildfire, the person may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all fire fighting and associated costs. To report a wildfire or noncompliant open burning, call 1-800-6635555 toll-free or dial *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on fire activity, conditions and prohibitions, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website: A map of the affected areas is available online at: ftp/!Project/WildfireNews/452013~101859_ cfc%20prohibition%20 map.pdf


Name the New School All members of the community are encouraged to participate in naming the new two campus Williams Lake High School. Things to consider may include: • The histories of the secondary schools in Williams Lake • First Nations culture • Names of prominent people, both present and past, in our community Please include rationale with each submission. Submitted names will be posted on the School District Website, Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to Shannon Augustine at the School District Office: 350 Second Avenue N. Williams Lake BC V2G 1 Z9 or emailed to Submissions will be accepted until 4:00 pm, April 19, 2013 After April 19th, School District No. 27 will announce the next step in the process.

Hospital planning continues Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer The Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District should hear soon from Interior Health about the next stage of the planning process for the Cariboo Memorial Hospital master plan. “I was told by Donna Lommer, the CFO, that a letter was being drafted so I take that as a positive sign that our functional planning was approved by the board,” CCRHD chair John Massier told the Tribune Monday.

Massier attended a meeting with Interior Health last week, along with vice-chair and Area H director Margo Wagner, the CRD’s CAO Janis Bell and representatives from other regional hospital districts. “We were also told that they have submitted their list of IH’s priority capital projects to the Ministry of Health but that they will not release the list until after the election,” Massier said. The bad news, he learned, is that there will be a reduction starting in 2013/14 of rou-

tine capital investments or requests for capital investments. “These are routine replacements of aging hospital capital equipment that they partner with regional hospital districts on,” Massier said. “They will make up the shortfall out of their operating budget so any previously announced projects for 2013/14 can proceed but projects planned for 2014 and beyond will be impacted.” The cuts for 2014 to 2017 range from 60 to 70 per cent, he said.


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Brand rally should be interesting

Life is beautiful in the Cariboo


he city’s  plans for a new place brand (Republic of Life) certainly has both city folk and our immediate neighbours buzzing. The item is on tonight’s council meeting for approval (or not). Those unhappy with the new brand intend to rally tonight  at city hall at 5:30 p.m., and they have a spokesman on council’s agenda.    Proponents, including some council m e m bers, say French those Connection opposDiana French ing are only old people (OOPs), local people (OLPs) or Citizens Against Virtually Everything CAVE). As an OOP, I plan to be at the rally. I was astonished recently to find myself agreeing with David Emerson. The once senior federal cabinet minister (both  Liberal and Conservative) says the B.C. government’s latest economic plan is “morally flawed” because it plans to use the profits from non-renewable resource exports to pay for current social programs and tax breaks. In recently reported interviews, Mr. Emerson argues these resources belong to both current and future generations, and if we squander them, future generations will be stuck with the expensive programs and little revenue to pay for them. He is looking at economic sustainability. My focus is environmental, but the bottom line is the same. Let’s not pig it all, let’s leave enough resources for future generations. GD#5 and I went to Columneetza Saturday to buy some mementos (Cougar hoodie and a T-shirt). I’m not much into nostalgia, what’s done is done, but I couldn’t help hoping the school authorities have really planned well for the changes, and that all will turn out for the best.      Oops. While Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver was in Vancouver recently explaining his government’s plans for protecting the B.C. coast from oil tanker spills, the star of his show, our largest oil-spill response vessel, was taking almost 11 hours to get to Vancouver from Esquimalt because it ran aground. Diana French is a freelance columnist for the Tribune. She is a former Tribune editor, retired teacher, historian, and book author.


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Lights on in one office Politicians on all sides are busy campaigning for the May 14 election. Meanwhile, over in Victoria, at least one office hasn’t turned out the lights while waiting for voters’ decision. The office of the auditor general, which until late May is under the auspices of outgoing auditor-general John Doyle, is working harder than ever to let B.C. residents know how well or poorly government agencies have been spending their tax dollars. In recent weeks, Doyle has issued reports on carbon credits, governance of school districts, the air ambulance service and financial management within the legislature. His office has also done a follow-up report, looking at a number of past audits and seeing how various organizations are doing in meeting auditor-general recommendations. Doyle’s office is doing so much right now because

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he wants to have outstanding matters cleared off his desk, as he returns to his native Australia. However, his look at so many areas of government spending is commendable, for it highlights a very important part of governance that is frequently ignored by politicians, commentators and the public. Politicians promise new programs, and certain groups and individuals apply pressure for these programs. But when they are put in place, is the money used to run them spent wisely? We all pay a lot of taxes. Many of the programs which government runs are reasonably efficient, but others are not, and there is insufficient accountability in the spending of tax dollars. Thankfully, the auditor-general is still asking hard questions, checking over the books and issuing tough and controversial reports. - Langley Times

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ith spring just beginning here in the Cariboo, I am reminded of how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful area. It’s calving season for our local ranchers, and this just adds to the feeling of renewal that spring brings with it. Life here in the Cariboo is really quite amazing. That’s why tourists come from around the world to hike our nature trails, fish in our rivers and lakes, or relax at MLA the spa. Musings It’s also a great Donna Barnett place for going horseback riding, skiing, shopping, or taking in culture and the arts. The Cariboo is a great place to visit and an even better place to live. Whether they work in farming, ranching, forestry, mining, or many of the other industries that thrive here in our region, the hardworking people of the Cariboo never cease to amaze me. The great thing is, life in our region is only getting better. The recently announced CaribooChilcotin Skills Training Program at Thompson Rivers University in Williams Lake will give skills training to 300 people thanks to a $1 million investment by our provincial government. The improvements the Ministry of Transportation is making to highway 20 will make our roads safer and more convenient for industry, tourists, and local residents. The new DriveABLE service in Williams Lake means seniors don’t have to travel long distances to complete driving assessments. Government grants are supporting organizations like Cariboo Search and Rescue, immigrant and multicultural organizations, arts and literacy groups, and much more. I hope we will soon be able to add the New Prosperity Mine to that list, a project that has the potential to truly live up to its name by bringing many jobs and economic opportunities to the Cariboo. With an election around the corner, I can only hope things will continue to improve the way they have been recently; if they do, this beautiful spring is sure to give way to a spectacular summer here in the Cariboo. Donna Barnett is the Liberal MLA for Cariboo-Chilcotin.

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The poor Rebranding totally unnecessary get poorer Editor: Thank you to the writer of “FauxLiberal/Reform Party” letter.   In continued defiance of the antiHST referendum, HST rates on used-cars will remain after April Fool’s day.  What else? Poverty is not in the best interest of children in B.C.   Child poverty in B.C. is unacceptable.   B.C. still doesn’t have a poverty reduction plan with timelines. The poor get poorer.   Cuts for the poor are under more threat to balance “our” budgets.   Homelessness, hunger, food banks, food kitchens, school breakfast/lunch programs, begging, child poverty in B.C. are shortsighted in wealthy Canada. The super-rich one per cent elite further isolate themselves from the rest of the 99 per cent by widening the wealth/income chasm between the rich and poor.   Corporate income tax cuts have become a defining feature of this inequality gap.   Slashed from 28 per cent in 2000 to 12 per cent in 2012, Federal and Provincial tax revenues have gone down in the last 12 years.  Canada faces large budget deficits. Public school programs are cut.  Public education suffers.  Since 2001, 194 or more B.C. public schools have closed in the last 11 years.  More closures are planned.   The wealthy send their children to the top 10 Fraser Institute ranked “private” schools in B.C. Build more prisons?  Corporate dominance and wealth/income inequality?   An elite class systematically dominating the rest of us in a democracy?  Help democracy continue to evolve with the proposition that all human beings are created equal, socially, politically, and economically.   Our democratic governments were instituted deriving their “just” powers from consent of the governed... not ruled by hijacking dominating elite. Help move humanity forward to democratic destiny by adding your voices with the writer exposing “Faux-Liberal/Reform.” Herb Nakada Williams Lake

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Editor:   The proposed rebranding of Williams Lake is a $40,000 bite in the butt of city taxpayers. As a marketing student at BCIT one of the things I learned about rebranding is that re-branding your product does not always guarantee absolute marketing success. In fact the cost of re-branding can far outweigh perceived benefits. Would McDonalds or Walmart re-brand? Would you change your name? Williams Lake has a widely recognized history of western heritage. Without a string of initials behind my name I am presumed not qualified to give advice, nor does

it really matter to me if the name, Canada’s Capital of Western Heritage, be the accepted brand name for the City of Williams Lake. It is a name, however, I would have freely donated to the city. There are times when rebranding is absolutely necessary — an enterprise’s name or reputation may have been sullied, as happens in long court battles — or when your product falls out of favour with stakeholders. However, more often than not, rebranding is more a simplification of what is already known. The name change from Resources In Motion, to Blackberry is one very recent example.  Rebranding the City of Williams Lake could end up costing the tax-

payers hundreds of thousands of dollars, not just in the initial rebranding process but, as well in the conflicting re-marketing of the new brand. The $40,000 that has been spent on the rebranding study, would have been better spent on a marketing study. The City needs to learn how to market the established known facts about the city and its environs. The city needs to market Williams Lake as a destination; I put forward these thoughts four mayors ago. Williams Lake, with its airport and central highway location, can attract tourists from around the world — not just for events within the confines of the city — rip-

pling out for events happening as far away as Barkerville, 100 Mile House, Redstone, Horsefly, Likely, Nemiah, Sugar Cane, or Soda Creek. Encouraging private investment in destination quality hotels and resources, such as we saw Walmart do, has uniquely done with its façade of using log works that truly reflect Williams Lake’s western heritage. Regrettably, for city taxpayers, the appearance and façade of the New Best Western Hotel should never have been accepted by a more marketing, savvy city council.   Doug Wilson Williams Lake

Gibraltar Room equipment fails film club Editor: Alright, I am mad ... make this a capital mad! And sad ... sad for the audience who came to the film tonight (Gibraltar Room, April 4), full of expectations and in a great mood. The Paddling Film Festival was to come to Williams Lake for the first time. After only 28 minutes, and nine more films to go — most of them short ... something blew up. The screen turned grey and red and started flickering uncontrollably. We got help ... but no help. The city is known for not keeping the equipment up, no money.

We know, we have been renting their premises for our films for about three years. The staff there is great, but what can they do without money? No money, oh yeah? There is money, like about $41,000 from taxpayers to invent a new branding for Williams Lake. “Welcome to the Republic of Life.” A couple of days ago it was implied that I was maybe too old to understand the real meaning as they are trying to attract 29 to 30-somethings. Today I asked an intelligent young man from Vancouver, originally from here, what he

Mess left at Dugan Lake Editor: On March 27 I went ice fishing on Dugan Lake, but got no fish. So I decided to clean up the ice. I got half a truck load of wood and cardboard and plastic, bottles and cans, all left by ice fishermen on the lake. People should clean up after they are done fishing for the day. I would also like to see people clean up after dogs on the lake and on the streets of Williams Lake. Charlie Simmons Sr. Williams Lake

Charlie Simmons Sr. stands with a mess at Dugan Lake.

thought of the new branding. He is in his 20s and he said: “This sounds kind of creepy.” After a short discussion we decided that it sounds Orwellian, like the book 1984, Big Brother is watching. Now I am asking the city, why are you killing our films? By providing low-quality or no-quality equipment for the money we pay? If you want to attract university-educated and upwardly mobile young couples from the Vancouver area, you should know that Vancouver is a “film city.” They love alternative movies, make their own and have their own huge film festival.

Think about it. The Williams Lake Film Club might just be a bit of a cultural incentive to the people you are trying to attract. I have made an appointment with the mayor to discuss this. It should only be about $3,000 to $4,000 to fix the equipment in the Gibraltar Room so that it is usable by the taxpaying public. Some good news — I have phoned the World Tour distributor in Ontario. They were very sympathetic and will let us keep the films until we have shown them! Krista Liebe Williams Lake Film Club

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Putting the fun in the nutrition run

SPORTS NOTEBOOK Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 Bowl for Kids Sake

Williams Lake Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts its annual Bowl for Kids Sake at the Cariboo Bowling Lanes in Williams Lake. The event is open to everyone and is completely non-competitive, and WLBBBS invites anyone interested to come out for a free day of bowling, and free pizza, courtesy of Panago, for the event. Registration is underway at or by calling 250-398-8391.

Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21 Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo Greg Sabatino photo

People of all ages turned up in droves Sunday morning at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex for the annual Nutrition Fun Run and Walk. In total, 303 people registered for the five kilometre walk/run, with some completing 10 kilometres. The fastest runner of the day was 15-year-old Kurtis Albrechtsen, who finished the five-kilometre portion in just 22 minutes.

Bighorns amped up for lacrosse season Greg Sabatino Tribune Staff Writer It was a chance for new players to try out the sport of lacrosse and receive a few pointers from longtime veterans of the sport. The Williams Lake Bighorns Lacrosse Association hosted its annual Lacrosse Mania event at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, attracting lots of interest from newcomers and experts, alike, to the sport. “Lacrosse Mania is an opportunity for the kids who’ve never played lacrosse to come try it and we also have registration at the same time,” said WLBLA vice-president Dianne Springer. “We encourage our current players to come out and show the new kids what it’s about.” On the court, masses of players took part in scrimmages, tossing the ball around and picking up a few new skills with the help of several members of the WLBLA coaching staff. “Some of our coaches are out there giving instruction and doing

scrimmages and things like that,” she said. This week, beginning Tuesday, the Bighorns begin practices in preparation for the upcoming season, which begins with league games in the Great White North Lacrosse League at the beginning of May. “Almost every weekend we travel [once the season starts],” Springer said. “We’re hosting two weekends of lacrosse in Williams Lake this year. Our weekend of regular season games and we’re hosting playdowns, which is the June 22 weekend.” Team competing in the Great White North Lacrosse League include Prince George, Quesnel, Mackenzie and, a new addition to this year’s season, Vanderhoof. “They’ve just joined so that’s exciting for everyone,” she said. The Bighorns house teams in every division including tyke, novice, peewee, bantam and midget. “The players on the peewee and up teams have a chance to play through regionals to go to provincials,” she said. Registration numbers for this year have been looking good, she said,

It’s that time of year again — the dirt will be hauled into the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex for 23rd Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. There’s no stop in the action throughout the weekend as rodeo performances, opening acts, special guests, vendors, bands and a dance help round out the weekend’s festivities. Stop by the rodeo office in the upper level of the Boitanio Mall to pick up your rodeo tickets, barn dance tickets, and check out the merchandise.

Williams Lake Minor Fastball Association Pitching Clinics Wednesday, April 10 Greg Sabatino photo

Brock Everett (right), 9, and friend Raiden Abe, 9, play around during the Williams Lake Bighorns’ Lacrosse Mania Saturday at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. noting prior to the weekend they already had 40 players registered for teams. “But today we’re getting a lot of interest and people signing up,” she said. “We’re getting interest today from a lot of new players, which is really great.” With regular league play right

around the corner, Springer added everyone’s looking forward to the upcoming season “We’re excited, and we’re always excited at the beginning of the season.” For more on the Williams Lake Bighorns visit

Every Wednesday, the Williams Lake Minor Fastball Association will host a pitching clinic for all interested players at Mountview Elementary School. The clinics go from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will be coached by Tim Horsely. It will be a fast-pitch style of pitching. The cost is free, and registration for the upcoming season will be open during the event.

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Stampeders celebrate with Coy Cup The Williams Lake Stampeders held their annual awards banquet Saturday at Boston Pizza in Williams Lake. Stampeders players and coaching staff were paraded into the event by Mike Berns, playing bagpipes, and Francis Johnson Sr., on drum, while the Coy Cup senior men’s ‘AA’ provincial hockey championship was held high by the enthusiastic team while restaurant patrons cheered them on. This year’s award winners are as follows: • Rookie of the Year — Dylan Richardson • Most Improved Player — David DeBeer

• Best Offensive Defenceman — Brent McIsaac • Best Defensive Defenceman — Jared Kohlen • Best Forward — Nathan Zurak • Plugger of the Year — Michael Kohlen • Unsung Hero Award — Jassi Sangha • Most Valuable Player — Justin Foote In addition to the player awards presentations were made to longtime team trainer Stewart Bell, who is retiring from the team, as well as to longtime team executive members Darryl Davies, Don Hanson and Lynn Hanson. The Hanson’s indicated that after 17 years of volunteer

work with the team, this season would be their last. “I want to express our gratitude from the executive for all their help,” said Stampeders president Marko Zurak. “We’re really grateful for all the work they’ve done over the years.” Davies, Don and Lynn were presented lifetime memberships to the Stampeders organization. “They’ll be hard to replace,” Marko said. “The Stampeders are better for it [because of them].” If anyone is interested in volunteering for the Stamps next season call Marko at 250-3054499.

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Williams Lake Stampeders players (back from left) Nathan Zurak, Brent McIsaac, Justin Foote, Dylan Richardson, David DeBeer, (front from left) Aaron Zurak, Mike Kohlen and Jared Kohlen were presented awards during the team’s award banquet Saturday night at Boston Pizza.


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Francis Johnson Sr. leads in the Williams Lake Stampeders and the Coy Cup, along with the bagpiping of Mike Berns, Saturday at Boston Pizza during the team’s Coy Cup celebration and awards banquet.



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Aboriginal Team BC tryouts receive solid turnout

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Players at this past weekend’s Aboriginal Team BC selection camp participate in one of many scrimmages hosted during the event. Players were evaluated and selected for the team, which will compete at the 2013 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships April 28 to May 4 in Kahnawake, Que. here — we make four teams. We try to divide it up into four even squads and even it up the best we can. “We’ve got quite a mix of players here right now. With the boys’ program we can also choose junior ‘B’ and junior ‘A’ roster players.” From Williams Lake, trying out on the boys’ side were Christian Stump, Cory Sterritt, Matt Brenner, Sheldon

Paul, Darien Grace, Trevor Rivet, Dylan Sellars and Xavier Stump. Luke said the program, hosted by Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity, is an amazing opportunity for the players. “It’s an unbelievable opportunity,” Luke said. “Not only do you get to play against the best Aboriginal players across the country but it draws a lot of attention, as well.

“Since I’ve been involved there have been junior and college scouts at this tournament and, last year when I was assistant coach with the boys’ team, 15 players went on to play junior hockey from that squad.” It’s a program, he said, that’s gaining momentum and creating a lot more interest. Leading up the head coaching duties for the

Team BC boys team is Merritt’s Joe Quewezance, with Kamloops’ Shane Gottfriedson and Creston’s Josh Hepditch taking on the assistant coaching duties. “It’s an exciting program to be a part of right now,” he said. “I hadn’t been to Williams Lake in quite some time but I liked this facility [the complex] when I first came here and it’s even better now.”

Ladies soccer registration underway Registration is now open for the Williams Lake Ladies Soccer Association outdoor season. The season begins in May and stretches through until October. Registration is $90 until April 30, when the cost is $110. New players receive a $10 discount on their registration fees. Interested players must have been 16 years old by Dec. 31, 2013 in order to register for the league. Online registration is available at http:// z o n e 4 . c a / r e g i s t e r. asp?id=4674. Paper registration

forms are available at Caribou Ski Source for Sports. Completed forms and cash, cheques will be collected at the Caribou Ski Source for Sports cashier desk. The league welcomes players of all skill levels, and new players are invited to sign up. Players will be refunded their registration fee if they decide not to play after participating in exhibition games. For more information on Williams Lake Ladies Soccer visit

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For the first time ever Williams Lake played host to the 2013 Team BC player selection camp for the upcoming National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, to be held April 28 to May 4 in Kahnawake, Que. Team BC coaching staff for both the male and female team selection camps spent the weekend at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex evaluating players to select the province’s top Aboriginal players to represent B.C. at nationals. Players from around the province showed up for the camp. Creston’s Chris Luke Jr., head coach of the Team BC female team, said everyone was happy to be in Williams Lake for the camp, which is normally hosted in Merritt. “From here we select our team,” Luke said. “We’re choosing 20 girls — we’ve got 30 players here — and for the boys — there’s 80 players

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APRIL IS CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Williams Lake Relay for Life Leadership Chair wants to inspire others to Volunteer and/or Support the 2013 Relay for Life Event to be held June 8 and 9th It was 2005 when Kristi Hamar first went to a Relay For Life, along with her basketball team the B-ball Babes. “It was a fun event, very entertaining, and so great to feel that we were working together for a fantastic cause,” Kristi reminisced. “And then, they put the lights up on the hill – spelling out the words Cure and Hope. It really hit home that there’s such a serious purpose behind it all.” A few years later, Relay came back into Kristi’s life when her co-worker and close friend needed a helping hand on the organizing committee. “Her family had quite a few people touched by cancer, so I jumped on board to support her.”

The event quickly became even more personal when one of her students was diagnosed with leukemia. Nick Paul was in her Grade 6/7 class at Sxoxomic Community School in Alkali Lake, and Kristi saw first hand the devastating effects of cancer on a family and a community. “It’s a small, close-knit group, and it was very tough on the whole community. That was my motivation to keep going – I wanted to make sure we were doing our part.” Sadly, Nick Paul passed away in 2012, just a month before the Relay For Life. His family and friends, the “Standing Strong” team were a solid presence at the

event. “They had a picture of him, and during the luminary lap, they put all their candles in front of the picture, and everyone who passed by added theirs. They were there all night long, walking the track in memory of Nick.” Last year’s event raised $37,000 and involved 119 participants. This year, Kristi stepped into the role of Leadership Chair to make sure the Relay continues. “Looking for a cure is high on my priority list. I see so many families touched by cancer, and we need to all get involved to support each other and keep looking for the cure.” Relay For Life is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12 to 24

hour fundraising event that brings a community together to celebrate life and fight cancer. “We are reaching out to ask the community if they are interested in volunteering on the organizing committee,” says Kristi. “We have a wide variety of roles that can suit everyone’s backgrounds. Volunteering for Relay has really enhanced my team building skills, and my organizational ability. I’ve also learned a tremendous amount about the services that are provided by the Canadian Cancer Society.” If you’d like to get involved, visit or email

2013 Daffodil Campaign April has been proclaimed Daffodil Month by the Mayor and City Council. Join the fight against cancer April 1 – April 30 by purchasing and wearing your daffodil pin in support of the many people who have lost the battle with this disease and those who continue to fight. Watch for the now familiar Daffodil pin boxes at over 20 of Williams Lake’s local businesses.

Prevention Cancer prevention starts with healthy living. Can lifestyle changes really make a difference? Yes. By making healthy lifestyle choices, you can reduce your risk of getting cancer. In fact, about half of all cancers can be prevented through healthy living and policies that protect the health of Canadians.  Live well Learn more about healthy lifestyle choices you can make to reduce your risk.

Be aware Find out what you can do to stop cancer early. Know the facts about environmental and other risks. Get involved Look at what we’re doing to prevent cancer. Find out how you can join the fight. Go to and click on Prevention to get informed. Look at what we’re doing to prevent cancer. Find out how you can join the fight.


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Community ceilidh draws a huge crowd LeRae Haynes Special to The Tribune The community ceilidh hosted by the Williams Lake Pipe Band Saturday evening at the Gibraltar Room was sold out with 300 people in attendance. Master of ceremonies Jason Ryll entertained the crowd and introduced the rich assortment of entertainers. As might be expected the event opened with performances by the Williams Lake Pipe Band filling the room with the trill of bagpipes, which were somehow not overpowering in the acoustically sound enhanced Gibraltar Room. Solo pipers were Mike Berns from the Williams Lake Pipe Band, and world class piper Rob Menzies from the Simon Fraser Pipe Band who played the penny whistle as well as a moving bagpipe solo. Earlier in the day Menzies hosted a penny whistle workshop and concert for about 30 participants. The Celtic trio was Angus Morrison on the small pipes, Lorraine Baker on piano and Ken Emery on fiddle, joined on some tunes by Hal Giles on stand up bass and Pat Myre on acoustic guitar. Ken, Hal and Pat from the Old Time Fiddlers also had people up dancing at various intervals. Carly Magnuson and Laura Neufeld performed on violin. Several traditional dances including a sailor dance and sword dance performed by a variety of dancers including Kirsten Lees, Lydia Davidson, Alexandra Wolfe and Quinn Andrews. Rob Menzies accompanied some of the dances on bagpipes. Doug White and his grandson Brock Everett led the crowd in a sing-along. The 2013 Stampede Queen contestants welcomed guests and helped out. 


Film club resumes with alternate equipment

One young Scottish dancer begins a marathon dance as the crowd looks on with anticipation. As a fundraiser the Williams Lake Pipe Band is also raffling tickets to the Carrie Underwood concert in Prince George on May 21. A taste of Scotland included haggis balls, spicy sausage, oatcakes, cheese, scotch eggs, and shortbread. People could also take home a placemat with two songs on it and a little tartan magnet.

The city’s projection equipment in the Gibraltar Room failed last Thursday evening bringing the World Tour 2013 Reel Paddling Film Festival to a disappointing halt with about five minutes left at the end of the first film. There wasn’t word from the city at press time yesterday on whether the city’s projection equipment can be repaired but the Williams Lake Film Club showing of War Witch scheduled for this evening will go ahead as planned. Krista Liebe says the club is bringing in outside projection equipment for the event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7 p.m. The Reel Paddling Film Festival has also been rescheduled for April 16, Liebe says. Those who did not attend the first showing will be able to get in for a reduced fee as the festival will resume where it left off when the equipment failed.

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Cariboo Festival band

LeRae Haynes photos

Above Carly Magnuson and Lauren Neufeld entertain on violin. At right, Celtic Trio Angus Morrison, Lorraine Baker and Ken Emery perform.

The Cariboo Festival starts April 8-9 with the band and instrumental section at St. Peter’s Anglican Church with adjudicator Jose Delgado Guevara. Speech Arts runs April 1112 at Calvary Church with adjudicator Melissa Glover. Piano runs April 15 -18 at Calvary Church with adjudicator Maureen Hollins. Vocal and Choral sections run April 22-24 at St. Andrew’s United Church with adjudicator Kevin Zakresky. Creative Writing with Christina Rogers will review the submissions at her home in early April.

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Carol Lynn Friesen in concert

The Williams Lake Pipe Band played two sets of bagpipe music at the beginning and end of the caidle and various members performed solos.

Rob Menzies played a few songs on penny whistle.

Award winning Canadian singer-songwriter Carol Lynn Friesen will be in concert in Williams Lake April 16 with songs from her fourth album Seize The Day at St. John Lutheran Church at 377 Hodgson Road. Tickets are available at the door.

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Elder College hosts upholstery course Liz Twan Special to The Tribune Retired upholsterer Arnie Zimmerman taught the Elder College upholstery course in Williams Lake that wrapped up last week. One participant upholstered a house for her cat. Another recovered foot stools with pleather. Others recovered small armchairs. Some finishing included use of furniture tacks.

Projects were small, limited to what participants could carry in their vehicles. Ten students participated in the course that was held at St. Andrew’s United church for five Tuesday mornings, wrapping up on April 2. Coordinator Anna Hughes brought wonderful homemade goodies with coffee every Tuesday. Students found Zimmerman a very good and knowledgeable teacher.

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This week at HEALTHY TEETH

Your Preschooler and… Healthy Teeth Teeth are important to the total health of your child. Even though baby teeth are replaced by adult teeth, they are needed to help your child speak clearly, eat well and have a healthy smile. Baby teeth also hold space in the mouth until the adult teeth come in typically around age 12 or 13. By age three, most children have 20 teeth. Tooth brushing helps prevent tooth decay and it needs good hand skills — skills not fully gained until age five, so preschoolers need your help to brush their teeth in the morning and before going to sleep at night. One way to make tooth brushing a healthy habit in your family is to brush your teeth at the same time as your child.

Liz Twan photos

At left Arnie Zimmerman and Marion Coreless with her beautiful reupholstered antique chair. Above a detail of recovering.

Catholic Women’s League STORK REPORT national convention in WL The Catholic Women’s League of Canada will be holding its 66th annual Diocesan Convention in Williams Lake April 12 to 14. The theme is Christ Our Light. Keynote speakers will be Betty Anne Brown Davidson, who is the national president and Doreen Gowans, the provincial president. Both will be giving

workshops as well. Bishop David Munroe of Kamloops Diocese will also be in attendance. Approximately 125 women are expected to attend. A banquet will follow on Saturday evening in the Gibraltar Room with some top notch entertainment. The Catholic Women’s League is the largest national wom-

en’s organization in Canada. It is rooted in gospel values, calling its members to holiness through service to others. It supports charitable organizations locally, nationally and internationally. For further information please contact: Susan Panette Convention Chair at 250392-6318.

MECHAM — Beau and Keri Mecham proudly announce the birth of their son, Jarrett Tyler Mecham, on Aug. 22, 2012 at 8:20 a.m. weighing 9 lbs., 14 oz. Thank you to all involved in a safe and peaceful arrival. We love you Jarrett.

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Try some of these with your preschooler: 1. Use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste on the toothbrush. Fluoride is a proven way to prevent cavities. Some children’s toothpastes do not have fluoride, so check the labels before you buy. 2. Practise putting the right amount of toothpaste on the brush with your child. Keep the toothpaste out of reach of younger children. The flavour of some fluoride toothpastes may tempt your child to use more than needed, and just a little fluoride is all that’s needed to help protect your child’s teeth. 3. Make a game of brushing teeth or make up a tooth brushing song like “Brush, brush, brush your teeth” to the tune of “Row, row, row your boat.” 4. Flossing is also important. Use a floss pick or string floss once a day to floss your child’s teeth. It is best for an adult to do the flossing for a young child. 5. Choose tooth-friendly snacks like cheese cubes and cut up fresh vegetables and fruit. Sugars and starches feed bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities. Sources of these include: • soft drinks (pop), juice and other sweets; • sticky foods such as dried fruit and candy; • sweet foods such as cookies, granola bars, chocolate, cake, pastries, doughnuts, muffins and sweetened gum; • starchy foods such as crackers, noodles and chips. If you offer these foods, do so at a snack or meal or have children brush their teeth right away. 6. Help your preschooler have good feelings about going to the dentist. Ask your public librarian for children’s books about going to the dentist and read them together.

Contact your local school or 250-398-3839 for more information on this program for 3 and 4 year olds & their parent/care giver. SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 27 (CARIBOO-CHILCOTIN)


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Gabe Pinette a century of building and striving Gabe Pinette passed away at Cariboo Memorial Hospital on Jan. 23, 2013 at 101 years of age. He moved to Williams Lake in 1953 and co-founded Pinette and Therrien Mills (P&T) and the town’s first fixed sawmill. Gabriel Joseph Alfred Toussaint Pinette was born Nov. 1, 1911 to Philomene and Felix Pinette on the first homestead near Ste. Amelie, Manitoba. He was the fourth of 12 children and since there were six boys before a sister, Gabe’s mother taught him to knit to provide the growing family with socks, mitts and sweaters. Farming was hard and the children had to help as soon as they were able. Gabe recalled getting up at 5 a.m. to milk and then, alternating with his brother Fred, missing school to haul the milk to the cheese factory. His formal schooling began at age seven and ended at age 12 when he hired out for work. It was common for the times. Also common was not being permitted to speak his first language, French at school. It made school harder, but being bilingual would help immensely as he moved his way across Canada. Gabe recognized the hard work of his family to maintain the farm, especially during the Great Depression, which he always called the Hungry Thirties. Even 80 years later, when thinking back to those days of no money and lost assets he was grateful for having had enough to eat. His appreciation for the land as provider was lifelong. On Oct. 12, 1938 Gabe married Annette Therrien. Her father had recently died from TB, leaving her with the responsibility of an ailing mother and young brother. Gabe took on this readymade family and tiny farm, trying to provide for all. Their first child, Conrad, was born in 1939 and then Angela in 1941. By this time

Gabe Pinette Nov. 1 1911 - Jan. 23 2013

Gabe realized farming didn’t offer much of a future so they all moved to Hudson, Ontario where he worked in various mill camps. He logged with horses and ran equipment; he was a sawyer and camp operator; he travelled to work by bicycle; barge, bombardier and float plane. It is in Ontario that Jeanne was born in 1942 and twins, Harold and Gerard in 1945. Forever seeking better employment, the family yo-yoed to St. Boniface, Manitoba where Gabe bought an ornament factory, then back to Ontario to haul wood and back again to Winnipeg to work in a pulp mill. In 1951, they moved to Vancouver where Annette’s brother Dollard Therrien had settled. Gabe and his cousin Roger Therrien found work as log peelers, but the three men had other plans and soon purchased a portable mill. A sixth child, Gloria, was born in 1953, but Vancouver was not to be home. That fall they moved their mill through the Fraser Canyon, under the cover of darkness because authorities were questioning a lack of official papers. That was the birth of the “Gabe Permit” When you just do

what needs to be done. The mill reached the 6 Mile Hill off the Old Soda Creek Road and the business of Pinette and Therrien began with a crew of four; three owners and one hired man operated for a year, logging with a team of horses. They added a planer and eventually transferred the operation to Glendale with a permanent mill in 1957. Over the years, that site would house gang mills, planer mills, dimension mills, stud mills, chippers and dry kilns. It encompassed businesses such as Gard Logging, A&J Trucking, mills at Puntzi and Silvacan Resources on Takla Lake, the latter to supply ties for the extension of B.C. Rail. There were hundreds of employees who got their start and often spent their working years in Williams Lake because of the dreams of three farm boys from Manitoba. Friends and relatives moved here for jobs which made it feel even more like a family business. Gabe was a hands-on boss who could be seen anywhere at any time with his hard hat and his pipe. He respected hard workers like himself and had little tolerance for laziness or red

tape. While the mill was in its difficult infancy, Gabe was also busy building a three-bedroom house so his large family could move out of the shack that had been slapped together. A seventh child, Ronald, completed the family in 1961. Gabe and Annette had always made frequent trips back home to Manitoba, but in the later 60s they began to see a little more of the world. Gabe’s favourite place was Las Vegas where he enjoyed testing his luck against the blackjack dealers. He usually left them a “donation,” but sometimes came out ahead and earned the nickname Reverend Stardust. He never overcame the vice of gambling, but did learn to play within his means. He was up to $291 in cribbage wagers at the time of his passing, money he would have used to treat his family at Dairy Queen, a tradition he started in his 90s. He was very competitive at cards, just like his mother. Those poor, cold Manitoba winters were excellent for math. In 1982, after a decade of partnership, P&T was sold to BC Forest Products. It has since passed through many hands and is presently owned by Tolko Industries. When Gabe retired the first time, he and Annette built Panorama Trailer Park, living there until finding retirement property on the lake where he kept busy building a huge rock wall. That completed, he bought a small ranch on the Likely Road. However, it wasn’t long before both were sold because of a desire to try farming again. They moved to Beaverlodge, Alberta with three of their sons to raise wheat, barley, oats and canola. Gabe loved the challenge and hard work. At the age of 87 he spent 17 hours a day driving his combine during harvest. The farm was sold

in 1999 and Gabe retired again. The couple returned to Williams Lake and settled in a tiny home with a wonderful view of the lake and valley they loved. Their son Gerard passed away in 2008 and Annette soon followed in 2009. During those difficult years, Gabe took wonderful care of his

beloved wife and became the shining light of his family. In addition to hardship, Gabe overcame other difficulties in his long lifetime. He quit drinking at the age of 56 and quit smoking near 70. He tossed his trademark pipe on his dashboard and said: “if other can do it, so can I.”


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He was a man of determination. He was also a man of faith, always a Catholic parishioner and member of the Knights of Columbus wherever he lived. With reluctance, Gabe relinquished his driver’s license at the age of 100. See LEGACY Page A15

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Welcoming Communities BC program launched The Welcoming Communities BC program was launched with an open house at the Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society on First Avenue Thursday, April 4. Cariboo South MLA Donna Barnett and acting Williams Lake Mayor Surinderpal Rathor spoke some encouraging words about cultural diversity and people from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds working together. They each shared personal stories about cultural diversity in their own lives. Rathor spoke about some of the more difficult aspects he experienced in his early days as a new immigrant to

Mary Thomas talks about Aboriginal culture and shares the story about the beautiful feather fan she is holding.

Cariboo South MLA Donna Barnett talked about growing up in a multi-cultural community.

Acting Williams Lake Mayor Surinderpal Rathor talks about his experiences as a new Canadian.

Canada and how he became more and more involved with the com-

munity. At the event Doug White gave a piping

performance and Chief David Archie from Stswacecemcxgattem

(Canoe Creek Band) and Mary Thomas from the Williams Lake Bands provided a drum prayer and an honour song. Thomas also talked about the historical significance of a ceremonial feather piece which has been passed on for several generations and has been part of numerous ceremonies in Canada and as far away as New Zealand. A delicious spread of international foods was served following the official ceremonies. Program coordinator Sharon Taylor talked about the importance of diversity and how diversity can enrich and strengthen the community.

April 5 - April 27

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Rock, Paper, Canvas, Woman A joint showcase of the works of Anna Ashcroft (sculptor) and Joan Ramsey Harker (painter)

Upper Gallery We are happy to bring you many charming pieces produced by the children from the CDC Preschool Hours The Station House Mon. to Sat.Gallery 10am - 5pm Free and Gift Shop Admission


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Legacy left in large family Continued From Page A14 He quietly accepted Deni House as his home and endeared himself there with his wit and good humour. The caring staff responded with kindness which is much appreciated by the whole family. Gabe’s life is testimony to working hard, being tough, tackling challenges, sharing generously and teasing shamelessly. He gave us examples of what to do, when to adapt and how to win at life with a 29 hand. Gabe was prede-

ceased by his wife of 70 years, Annette, in 2009; his son, Gerard, in 2008; and his sonin-law, Ken Mack, in 2011. He is mourned by sons Conrad (Dorli), Harold and Ronald and by daughters Angels Justus (Harvey), Jean Mack and Gloria Kaufman (Ron). He leaves behind 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren. He is survived by one brother, Jean Pinette (Aurore), and sisters, Cecile Tucker and Simone Rivard (Paul), all

of Manitoba, and his many nieces, nephews, cousins and their fami-

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lies. Gabe had fond memories of relatives, friends and co-workers

from across a century and appreciated the fullness of his busy life.

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YUNEST’IN HEALTH DEPARTMENT Home Care Support Worker The Yunesit’in Government has an opening for a temporary Home Care Support Worker. The Home Care Support Worker shall work with the Yunesit’in Home Care Nurse. This position requires delivery of services consistent with the Health Canada Home Care Program guidelines. Qualifications: • Must have Home Support and Residential Care Certificate • Must have Food Safe Certificate • Must have Basic First Aid and CPR Certificate • Previous experience an asset for this position • Provide a criminal record and child and family check. Knowledge & Skills: • Knowledge of Tsilhqot’in language an asset • Possess strong interpersonal skills • Knowledge of contemporary and traditional meal planning and preparation • Possess a driver’s license and reliable transportation. The Yunesit’in Government shall accept resumes until 4:00pm, April 15, 2013. Selection for interviews shall take place on April 18, 2013, and interviews will be done on April 25, 2013. Please send cover letter and resume to: Lena Hink, Band Manager PO Box 158 Hanceville, BC V0L 1K0 Fax: 250-394-4407

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Join the AXIS Team in Williams Lake! Axis Family Resources Ltd. is seeking a Full Time Payroll Administrator (35 hours per week). The payroll administrator is responsible for administration of the company�s payroll and bene�its systems including� • Preparation and calculation of bi-weekly payroll, union and non-union; • Preparation of all remittances and documentation for employee and employer portions of all statutory deductions; • Preparation and maintenance of related payroll records and reports; • Completes, veri�ies, reconciles, and processes applications, documentation, and premium statements related to the administration of bene�its such as extended health, dental, disability, pension/ RRSP, and medical insurance; • Provides information to employees on payroll matters, bene�its plan and collective agreement provisions; • Provides accounting support to Finance personnel including accounts receivable, accounts payable, accounting and reporting. For further information refer to our website under job opportunities, Cariboo Region. Please email your resume to or fax to 250-392-3109. Only those short listed will be contacted. Closing date May 3, 2013.

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3pt hitch fertilizer spreader. $500. (250)392-0075 Williams Lake

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“Dream Farm come true”. Building - 6 years old or newer. 146.6 acres Alfalfa hay fields, year round creek through property. Hay barn, horse tack room, chicken house. 30x70 shop with 3 bdrm, 2 bath house on left side. 15 min. north of Williams Lake. Asking $749,000 OBO. 250-989-0361 cell: 250-305-7082

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Looking for a newly renovated income property? Take a look at this place. $385,000 Appt. only 927 Midnight Dr.


$525,000. (250)296-4164

Mobile Homes & Parks 1974 MOBILE HOME located in green acres mobile park. 2 bdrm 1 bath, fridge, stove and dishwasher. New flooring, newly painted and new blinds throughout. Perfect starter home. $15,000. Please call 778-4120548 to view MCLEESE LAKE, 2007 Mobile Home in Park, 2 bdrm, 1.5 baths with soaker tub, includes built in buffet/hutch, 5 appls. Set up and ready to move in, pets ok, reasonable pad rent, $65,000 (open to serious offers). Call 778-476-0984. RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.

TWO BEDROOM TRAILER in excellent condition, references required.


Commercial/ Industrial Retail Spaces for lease at 150 Mile Center Mall, 530 sq.ft each (250)296-4515 SHOP/TRUCK Bay/Storage Unit 1000 Sq Feet Large overhead door Supplied compressed air $625 per month plus GST/utilities 1145 S Lakeside Williams Lake 250392-0112 or 877-614-3518

Duplex / 4 Plex 1bdrm suite $650/mo. +util. n/s n/p r/r (250)296-3359 Cozy bright 2bdrm, w/d/f/s n/s r/r (250)996-4321 Modern newer 2bdrm in 4-Plex Available immed. Details, Pictures and map at:

Misc for Rent


Located in very neat and tidy 4 plex. References required, heat included. 250-302-9108


1 bedroom completely redone with laundry facilities, lots of room for parking.


Shared Accommodation


Person to share 3 bdrm residence near Boston Pizza. Room $500 includes utilities w/d, cable, internet. (250)3030673 or (250)302-1638 Roommate needed to share small 3bdrm house. $450/mo incl util. $150 S/D (778)4120040 after 6:30pm weekdays, anytime on weekends. Wanted reliable roommate, nice clean mobile (working or student) shared amenities, fully furnished. $400/mnth 150 Mile area (250)296-3077 Cell (250)302-2635

Located downtown, low income subsidy available.

Suites, Lower




Located behind the hospital close to all levels of schools and beside bus route. 250-302-9108 or 250-305-4970


Recently renovated with laundry facilities. Call 250-302-9108 or 250-392-2997

Large home on 2.74 acres backing on crown land, 5 minutes from town, view. New kitchen & laundry room. See Property Guys.Com #69266 $383,900. Phone (250)398-6266

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For a new younger you Dr. J.D. Neufeld • 250-392-7227 • 402 Borland St

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Licensed Technician

Tuesday to Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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Phone 250-392-3522 • Fax 250-392-3548

Welcome Michelle!

In all different locations in Williams Lake. Please call 250-302-9108 250-305-0446 or 250-305-4970 2-BDRM. suite $800/mo. includes utilities, n/p, n/s. May 1st (250)3921503




Two year old Horned Hereford Bulls, 1900-2000 lbs. Top quality, moderate birth weights and semen tested. Will arrange delivery to Williams Lake. Priced at $2,800. Stauffer Farms, Eckville, Alberta. 403-746-5735 or 403-396-0857 (cell).

Garage Sales

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Senior Assisted Living

Evening appointments available!

Michelle (Ball) LaPlace Master Colorist & Texture Specialist 20 years experience Former Educator for ISO, L’Oréal Professional and Surrey College

Open Monday - Saturday

Country Cottage Hairstyling 250-398-STYL • 250-398-7895 • 250 Barnard St.

Brad Huston • Small Appliance Recycling Depot • E-Waste Electronic Recycling Center

Garage Sales

250-982-2611 Daily service to Quesnel Wednesday & Friday to Bella Coola In-Town Deliveries

1 - 2 bdrm apt F/S Dishwasher and A/C in most units. Quiet Good references only. Ask about our incentives. Call Frank 250-305-1155 pics at Bright & spacious 1&2 bdrm apts. in clean & quiet bldg, intercom, 2 blocks to hospital, on bus route, no pets please. (250)392-4982 Clean, lakeview, 1bdr. apart. $475./mo. util. incl., n/s, quiet working person preferred, f/s, n/p. r/r (250)398-7361

Bella Coola

250-392-7567 Williams Lake

405 Mackenzie Avenue South, Williams Lake



Cross fenced, 50 acre of hay fields. Hayshed, riding arena, horse shelters. Storage sheds, work shop. Property backs onto crown land onto endless riding trails. Propertyguys #701367

Truly One Of A Kind Property in Borland Valley Pioneer Log Home with 3 floors of privacy. Large log shop with loft, 12’x11’ door. 220 heat, yard shop for tools, 220 wiring. One of a kind BBQ shelter with stainless steel BBQ. Red metal roofing on all buildings, nature pond in back. Large log dog house. Play house for the children. 167 Borland Drive. (250)296-0139

Excellent location, references required. Call 250-302-9108


For Sale By Owner

4 bedroom, 2 bath home on 74 acres

Pioneer Built Log Home Beautiful Lake View Open Loft, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, over 3,000 sq ft of living space .6 acre Quiet location, South Lakeside Asking $339,000. (250)398-6247 or (250)305-9253

Apt/Condo for Rent

PANORAMIC 58 Acres along West Fraser Road. 35 acres in hay. $129,900. 780-394-7088

#66 500 Wotzke Dr.

On Birch Hill South Lakeside, upstairs fully renovated, investment type. Fully rented out. $149,000 Price Negotiable Ph. (250)392-5269


Acreage for Sale Apt/Condos for Sale


2bdrm furnished top floor of house, quiet downtown, $1000/mo +util Avail May 1st, d/d ref/req’d no dogs, no drugs, n/s . (250)303-0698. 2 bdrm house. 2 full bathrooms, n/p F/S 3 bdrm mobile home f/s w/d hook up. n/p Please call (250)392-7617. 2Bdrm Loghome with acreage to rent Riske Creek on Hwy 20. n/s, n/p,Mature responsible people only. Ph.(250)747-2167 3bdrm 1300 sqft living space with large private yard & plenty of storage f/s w/d d/w n/s pets neg. $1,095/mo +util. avail. immed. (250)267-9686 3bdrm rancher, 1 1/2 bath, close to downtown, w/d, n/p ref req’d $900. plus utilities (250)296-4450 Freshly updated 3 bdrm, 2 bath house with large fenced yard. Nice comfortable home. $1200/mnth. R/R. Ph. (250)989-2100 Newly renovated 4bdrm top floor of house, f/s w/d d/w Great view, private, quiet, $1275/mo + util. Avail. June 1st d/d r/r no dogs, no drugs, (250)303-0698

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Garage sale Saturday, April 13 9am-2pm 3244 Davidson Road Borland Valley. Bikes, clothing, toys, kitchen items, lots of spring cleaning.

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Suites, Lower

Cars - Sports & Imports


Trucks & Vans

1 or 2 bdrm renovated bsmt suites, close to school and bus stop,1 bdrm is $600 & 2 bdrm $800, avail. immed. n/p, Ph. (250)305-1213 2bdrm ground level, close to school and bus stop r/r, $800/month ultilities included n/p (250)305-1213 Brand new 2bdrm daylight suite, Westridge. Dishwasher & laundry incl. $1000 &utilities. (250)305-8030 Newly renovated, bright 1bdrm. bsmt. suite, walk to TRU and schools, heat/hydro incl, n/s,no laundry, pets neg. $600/mo. Avail April 1st (250)398-8406 after 6pm. WILLIAMS LAKE- 2 bdrm grnd level, private entr, laundry & storage, one car prkng. Newly renovated. #4-4012 N. MacKenzie Ave. $750/mo. incls utils. Avail May. 1st (Avail viewing dates April. 12-15). Please call or email for appt’s at 778-885-4721.

Suites, Upper

BACHELOR SUITE Extremely excellent condition, located in the downtown core of Williams Lake.


2000 Suzuki Swift 4 cyl. auto 2 door,hatch, stereo, 4 new winter tires, looks and runs good, gas mixer, commuter car. $1,850. (250)303-0941

2005 Saturn Ion 2.2l Eco-Tech GM Engine 5 spd standard, 124,300 kms, no damage, excellent condition, very reliable. Summer & studded winters on wheels, large trunk, block heater and interior warmer. $4300. (250)398-6113

1996 Slumber Queen Motor Home Sleeps 4, 3 way fridge, stove with 4 burners, oven & shower. Firm $13,000 95,453 Kms Ph. (250)296-3583

Sport Utility Vehicle



2 and 3 bedroom town houses located near all levels of schools and university. Excellent shape and facilities for washers and dryers. 250-302-9934 or 250-392-8171

2006 Subaru Outback Sport Good condition, new brakes, new starter, new windshield, winter tires on rims. $7500 Ph. (250)267-7712


2004 Kia Sorrento Auto, AWD, A/C, P/L, P/W 140,000 kms Excellent condition. $9000. (250)989-4711 or (250)398-0720

Cars - Domestic

Trucks & Vans

1999 Ford Windstar, runs good. $650 Ph. (250)398-7886

2007 Honda Civic LX

2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP Leather, sport suspension, manual transmission, premium audio, low mileage. $15,500 (250)398-7961

4 cyl. 5 spd manual, Serviced by Honda 1 owner, (Lady) Non Smoker 148k Hi-way kms. NO accidents, Interior near new condition, P/W, Door Locks, Mirrors, AM/FM/CD, A/C, Cruise. Two complete sets tires/rims.

1981 GMC 1/2 ton, 2 wheel drive, auto, 350 engine. Untrashed, 1 owner. Body redone. Engine needs top end. Runs. Best offer over $2200. Will consider anything as trade. Call 250-394-7993

Asking $9500. (250)296-3414

Off Road Vehicles 1988 Dodge 1500

Riske Creek 2006 Suzuki Aerio, 110,000 kms, loaded, new winter tires on front, silver/black interior. $7495 Ph. 1(250)659-5667

2011 Arctic Cat Prowler 700cc, comes with roof and windshield, only 1500km, like new. Great for work or play. Asking $10,500. Phone (250)392-4056

1998 GMC Jimmy. 238,000 kms. 4x4, V6, auto, a/c, power everything, sunroof, heated leather seats. New fuel pump, new all season tires. Asking $4250 OBO. Call 250-392-4366

Wildwood 2007 27’ ft. Travel Trailer. Sleeps 8, bunk beds, Seven year warranty on all appliances, 12 year warranty on roof, fully transferable. Asking $16,000. (250)392-4325 or (250)720-9596

1994 Jeep Cherokee, very good condition, excellent tires, newer engine, $2200. 1 (250)620-0501

1 bdrm in quiet home, suits single professional, semi furnished, n/s, n/p, r/r. Ph. (250)267-5759

1997 Ford F250 4x4, 7.3 diesel, standard, extended cab, red. 88,000kms. In mint condition. New 10 ply tires, c/w 5th wheel hitch. $16,500 OBO. A MUST SEE!! Call 250-305-8494

2004 Ford F-150 4X4 Very well maintained, 4.6 L, matching canopy, 2 sets of tires + rims Many extras! 176,000 Kms. $11,000 Ph. (250)267-1196

2004 Ford F150

Black, excellent condition. Trailer hitch, remote start, cruise control, a/c, running boards & new battery. Canopy included. 74,000 kms. One owner, never on a gravel road.

$17,000. (250)392-7077

1996 G.M.C. Jimmy, runs perfect $2200 Ph. (250)392-6504 1998 Dodge 1500, 4X4, 240K, new brakes, S&W tires, pwr windows, locks mirrors, fog lights, AMP, cruise, runs great, little rust. $4000 250-659-5659

2011 Red Toyota Tacoma 6 speed manual transmission, 19,000 kms, All seasons and snow tires, Still under warranty, Excellent condition. $25,000. ďŹ rm (250)305-6151

Trucks & Vans


5th Wheel Tri-axle Backhoe/equipment 5 Ton Single Axle Ford Diesel. Inspections / CertiďŹ ed. $19,500. Please call: (250)392-0585

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1995 26.55 Cierra Bayliner 5.7 Mercury inboard. Comes with 9.9 Mariner outboard and steering arm. GPS/depth sounder, elec. down rigger, dual battery system, anchor and much more. Shorelander galvanized tandem trailer. $25,000 OBO. 250-267-6001

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2007 Ford F150 XL 4x4 5.4 Triton V8 A/C, Security alarm, Tow package, Matching canopy, Low mileage. $15,000. obo (250)398-6465

New rebuilt 318 motor and clutch system. Well maintained. Runs great. Updated sound system. 31� summer tires & New Cooper winter tires.

$3,000.00 (250)303-1177 or (250)267-2509

Trucks & Vans

SHOP ONLINE... 2008 Dodge Ram 4x4 Automatic Air Conditioning Sirius Radio 66,700 kms $21,000. (250)392-3305


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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Williams Lake Tribune

Williams Lake Tribune, April 09, 2013