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Simpcw seek benefits from small-scale hydro projects Keith McNeill

TransAlta has sold its rights to several partially completed small scale hydro projects in the North Thompson Valley, according to Doug Brown, band manager with Simpcw First Nation. The buyer, Sorgent.e, is an Italian company that specializes in developing hydro and wind power projects around the world. “They are extremely capable in these projects,” Brown said. TransAlta continues to own and operate its small-scale hydro project at Bone Creek north of Blue River. The Simpcw have had excellent relations with TransAlta, said Brown. The band expects those relations to continue with Sorgent.e. However, the band has not had such good relations with the promoters of the Holmes River hydro project in the McBride area. Simpcw First Nations’ good relations with TransAlta go back to an impact and benefits agreement negotiated with its predecessor company, Canadian Hydro Developers, said Brown. That agreement carried on when TransAlta took over the smaller company in 2009. It resulted in contracting and employment opportunities for band members during construction of the 19 MW Bone Creek facility, as well as royalties to the band now that it is operational. The recently concluded sale to Sorgent.e included fully permitted projects on Clemina and Serpentine creeks. Both would have 11 MW capacity and would involve investments of about $45 million each. Much of that money would stay in the economies of the North Thompson and Robson valleys, Brown pointed out. Access roads, power-line modifications and ancillary works have already been done. There are even turbines on site, ready to be installed. If all goes well, construction of the two projects could begin in the second half of 2013 and last about 30 months. About 350 workers would be employed on site at each project during construction. Sorgent.e also bought the rights for small-scale hydro projects on Dominion, Gum, Miledge, Hellroar, White, Finn and Dominion creeks. All seven are in early stages of development One possible sticking point with the Clemina

and Serpentine projects has been the limited capacity of BC Hydro’s transmission line up the North Thompson Valley, said the band manager. “The Simpcw and the non-Aboriginal communities in the valley have been telling BC Hydro that a priority for development is to expand the electrical capacity in the valley,” Brown said. “Quite a few economic development projects are waiting on it, for example, Yellowhead (a proposed coppergold-silver mine near Vavenby), Ruddock Creek (a proposed lead-zinc mine near Tum Tum Lake), Commerce Resources (a proposed rare earth mine north of Blue River) and bio-energy production. Without reliable, three-phase power, it would be difficult to carry out any of them.” Because of the limited capacity, BC Hydro has prioritized the small-scale hydro projects that will be connected, said the Simpcw band manager. Holmes River Hydro has been given a higher priority than the Clemina and Serpentine projects. Under the Delgamuukw decision in the Supreme Court of Canada, there are three obligations by the Crown if resource development infringes in Aboriginal title, said Brown. These are meaningful consultations, good faith negotiations, and fair compensation. There have been piecemeal attempts by Holmes Hydro Inc. to meet those requirements, but they are not considered meaningful by the band, said Brown. Recently the David Suzuki Foundation and Salmon Watch launched legal challenges against the Holmes River project, saying it should have undergone a full environmental assessment. Last week Chief Rita Matthew sent a letter to Minister of Energy Rich Coleman asking why the Holmes River project was allowed to go ahead without a full environmental review. The project consists of 10 small sub-projects. None of them individually was big enough to trigger the 50 MW threshold for a full environmental assessment, but taken together they total 76 MW. “The proponents of Holmes River hydro have never dealt with the Simpcw in a cooperative and forthcoming way to give economic benefits to compensate for the project’s impact,” said Brown. “Any benefits that the Simpcw get would be shared with the non-aboriginal communities in the valley – spending on goods, services, contracts and so on. There would be significant multiplier effects outside of Simpcw First Nation itself,” he added.

Giving a warm cuddle to a newborn lamb at Moilliets' One-year-old Kelsey Rexin cuddles a newborn lamb during a recent visit to Moilliet’s Aveley sheep ranch near Vavenby. For more about what’s happening with lambing at the ranch, see page A13 inside. Photo by Christina Rexin







Thursday, April 11, 2013 Clearwater Times

Grants for greener communities Times Staff

Clearing land for shopping center A feller-buncher knocks down trees on the property between Clearwater’s courthouse and Highway 5 on Thursday, April 4. The land clearing is in preparation for construction of a new shopping center on the site. The land belongs to Safety Mart while the shopping center would be built with help from AG Foods, the grocery store’s main supplier. Projected opening date would be the fall of 2014. Photo by Keith McNeill

The B.C. government is providing $4,148 to Clearwater and $1,516 to Barriere in recognition of their commitment to support healthier, more sustainable communities. “Reducing greenhouse gases by local communities is another demonstration of B.C.’s leadership on climate change,” said KamloopsNorth Thompson MLA Terry Lake. Others in the region receiving similar grants include Kamloops, $204,146; ThompsonNicola Regional District, $15,753; and Chase, $2,803. Funded through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, the grants in the Kamloops region together total $228,366. The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program is a conditional grant program that provides funding to Climate Action Charter signatories. 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, these local governments received 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. As reported in last week’s Times, District of Clearwater is using its Climate Action grant to reduce the carbon offsets it otherwise would have to buy from Pacific Carbon Trust. Instead of paying $4,625 to buy for 185 tonnes of offsets at $25 per tonne, the municipality will need to pay only $478 to become carbon neutral.

TRHD approves 2013 budget and approved cost-sharing Thompson Regional Hospital District The Thompson Regional Hospital District board of directors has approved the 2013 annual budget, and approved cost-sharing with Interior Health Authority for various major equipment

and renovation upgrades. The 2013 annual budget will see an increase of $21 per household on average. The average household in 2013 will pay $105.60 as compared to $84.50 in 2012. “This is part of a larger tax strategy until 2014 in anticipation of the Hospital District contributing $100 million towards

the Royal Inland Hospital master plan,” said TRHD chair Peter Milobar. “This includes the construction of the RIH Clinical Services building and parkade, and the Surgical Tower.” TRHD also approved cost-sharing at 40 per cent with Interior Health for various major equipment and renovation

upgrades. The total sum for the upgrades is $6.9 million, of which the TRHD will pay approximately $2.4 million. Some of the notable projects include the addition of a third chiller at Royal Inland Hospital, and the replacement of a switchboard and public-address system at Nicola Valley Hospital.

North Thompson Eco-Depots go cash-less TNRD

The District of Clearwater 2013 Parcel Tax Rolls are now available for viewing at the District office 132 Station Road, Clearwater Office hours: Monday – Friday - 8:30am-4:30pm

The ThompsonNicola Regional District’s Eco-Depots in Clearwater and Louis Creek now have operational weigh scales as well as a change in payment methods.

Tipping fees can now be paid with debit or credit cards as well as TNRD Eco-Cards. As of April 16, neither facility will accept cash. The installation of weigh scales is part of a new weight-based user strategy that is more


accurate and equitable than the volume-based system that was previously employed at TNRD waste disposal and recycling facilities. The move to a weightbased strategy will not change tipping fees, which will continue to

be based on a $60-pertonne disposal fee for garbage with the minimum being set at $1. Residents will also be able to continue recycling select materials at no cost. Charge accounts for commercial customers will still be in effect. With the weigh scales now operational, users of the Eco-Depots should be aware that traffic flow will change with vehicles now hav-

ing to move to and from scales as waste is disposed of. Motorists are advised to be alert and watch for new signage to direct them as they make their way through the Eco-Depot. Residents who use the North Thompson Eco-Depots should also be aware that summer hours are now in effect at those facilities. The hours are fromTuesday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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The 4-H club is out and about selling flowers again this year. We offer beautiful hanging baskets, patio planters, tomato planter, herbs & strawberry’s, zonal geraniums, marigolds, petunias, organic potting soil and fertilizer. All spring plants are supplied by DeVry Greenhouse who have supported our fundraiser for the past two years. If you know a 4-H member feel free to place your order with them. If you don’t know any of the club members please feel free to contact Dani Noble, club leader at 250-674-8591 or email at Orders will be delivered May 10th & 11th.

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Clearwater to develop road plans Keith McNeill Clearwater town council recently tabled a re-zoning application by local businessman Ron Rotzetter for his proposed Bearview shopping center. If the shopping center had gone ahead, how would its access roads connect with other frontage and backage roads along the highway? What would its implications be for the municipality’s water and sewer system? It was to better deal with this and similar applications that council on April 2 voted to award a$22,000 contract to Opus International Consultants to develop a frontage/backage road cross-section template design for the community. The term “frontage road” refer to a road run-

ning between and parallel to a main highway and a commercial development. A backage road is one that runs behind a commercial development along a highway. Council also awarded Opus a $7,600 contract to develop a road subdivision bylaw. “Opus’ focus is very holistic,” commented councillor Jon Kreke. “They don’t just look at cars, but also walking, cycling and so on, and how they will all fit together.” The municipality needs to develop bylaws so that when someone wants to build something, the District can charge to cover the costs of any improvements needed to the water system, sewer system, and so on, said Mayor John Harwood. The studies by Opus would help in developing those bylaws.

Council Notes: Clearwater keeps debt low Keith McNeill District of Clearwater’s longterm debt is very low on a per capital basis, reported Mario Piroddi of BDO Canada, the District’s accountants. Speaking during a District of Clearwater council meeting on April 2, Piroddi said total longterm debt is only $341,000, or about $115 per person in the municipality. This compares with a provincial average of over $1,000 per person. “Overall when you look at it, you’re very tight with your budget,” he said. “I’m happy to report that again this year I can give you a clean audit opinion,” Piroddi told council. Long meeting at TNRD Thompson-Nicola Regional District directors had an agenda nearly 700 pages long for their March 28 meeting in Kamloops, reported Mayor John Harwood.

Major items included the TNRD’s budget plus issues with a property near Savona. The meeting was still going on when he had to leave at 5 p.m., he said. Harwood is also the North Thompson trustee on the School District 73 board. Enrolment in the school district continues to decline, he said, with 360 fewer students expected next year than this. Much of the decline will be in secondary school numbers. The school district is looking at more international education and opening schools of choice to attract more students. He pointed out that Logan Lake Secondary School now has only 60 or 70 students, even though the mines there have returned to full operation. A large increase in the industrial base is no guarantee that school enrolments will increase, he said. The model now often is the father goes away to work

rather than the family re-locating. Supporting the Agriplex An application for funding for the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere is getting a letter of support from Clearwater. North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association asked for the letter to assist its application to Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT). The organization received $50,000 from SIDIT two years ago. Councillor Shelly Sim said she appreciated that Barriere is making itself the agricultural center of the Valley. “The Agriplex is a facility for the whole Valley,” said Mayor John Harwood. Barry Banford noted that, although he supported the Fall Fair’s application, District of Clearwater has yet to receive a grant from SIDIT.

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Chamber breakfast coming next week Keith McNeill

that this breakfast will happen on the third Thursday of each month – with a different speaker and topic

each month, as we rotate throughout the community,” Thomas said. Member businesses

will be offered the opportunity to be the speaker or to lead the discussion topic for the month.

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Pitch in BC With the growing number of environmental issues that concern Canadians every day, you might be asking yourself, ‘What difference can one person make?’ PITCH-IN BC volunteers can tell you! Join BC’s Annual PITCH-IN WEEK campaign, April 21 – 27, 2013 and PITCH-IN! PITCH-IN WEEK involves volunteers from elementary and high schools, community groups, youth groups, business improvement associations and many more community based organizations. Volunteers will participate in projects ranging from cleanups to fix ups in their communities, composting and recycling programs, tree planting, eco-fairs, energy conservation, and restoration of natural habitats. On April 27th Clearwater will be “PITCHING IN” from 9:00am – 12:00pm. A container will be set up at the North Thompson Sportsplex again this year. Volunteers welcome to “pitch-in” and clean up their yard, neighbourhood and parks. Call Councillor Ken Kjenstad at 250.674.2257 to be assigned an area, to report an area you wish to clean up or for more information and to receive Pitch In bags. There will be a barbeque for all volunteers afterwards. BC One Call Every time you dig in the ground, you run the risk of loss of life or damage to property if you hit any of the many buried cables, conduits gas or oil pipelines and other underground facilities that serve BC communities. With one call to BC One Call, contractors and homeowners can request the identification of buied services on their jobsite prior to excavation, digging or ground disturbance. And all this at no cost to you! Before you dig into one big mistake call *6886 Telus mobility with free airtime, 1.800.474.6886 or eticket at Call before you dig. It could be a life saver. BC Safety Authority is Increasing Online Services Starting April 15th, you will no longer be able to access BC Safety Authority services, such as installation permits for home or business, through the District of Clearwater. You will continue to be able to access BC Safety Authority Services through our contact centre at 1-866-566-7233 or by visiting one of their offices. New online services will be available through MyConnection at as of the following dates: For Contractors: April 29 For Homeowners: May 13 Wells Gray Community Forest Funding Opportunity The Wells Gray Community Forest has been accepting applications for funding projects with up to $100,000 available for distribution. Decisions on successful applicants will be made by April 15th, 2013. Upcoming Events April 13th, 2013 – Seedy Saturday April 27th, 2013 – Pitch In Upcoming Meetings of Council April 16th, 2013 – Committees of the Whole – Parks and Recreation and Infrastructure – 5:00pm April 16th, 2013 – Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm May 7th, 2013 – Committees of the Whole – Finance and Audit/Economic Development – 5:00pm May 7th, 2013 – Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm

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“ An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight.... The truly wise person is colorblind.” - Albert Schweitzer, humanitarian and philosopher guest editorial by Gwynne Dyer

Genetic engineering: golden rice

Hospice Society plans Afternoon Tea Editor, The Times:

On Sunday, April 21, at Blackpool Hall the Clearwater and District Hospice Society will hold an Afternoon Tea. This will be a semi-formal event, with vendors, auction, live music, door prizes, tealeaf reader and more. So, what is an Afternoon Tea? It is believed that the custom goes back to Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford in the early 19th Century. The usual habit of serving dinner as late as 9 p.m. left the Duchess hungry in the late afternoon. To stave off hunger she would order tea, bread and butter, and cakes to be served in her room. The habit caught on and the afternoon tea was born. Our Afternoon Tea’s

menu will consist of tea sandwiches, fresh fruit, delicate desserts and, of course, freshly brewed tea. North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Ambassadors will serve the luncheon. Leah Jones will arrange our entertainment. Larissa Hadley will be our MC and live auctioneer. Amazing items will be on auction, including gift certificates and gift baskets. Clearwater and District Hospice Society is a non-profit society, incorporated in 2007, started by a group of dedicated people who saw a need within the community. Clearwater Hospice supports those living with a life threatening illness and provides

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support for their loved ones. Many volunteers are needed to assist with client support, fundraising and the board of directors. Too often, the burden of caring for terminally ill loved ones falls on the shoulders of a few members of the family – if there are family members within the community or close enough to help on an ongoing basis. Advance tickets are only $25 each and available at Erica’s Emporium, Watauga Village office, Avril’s Garden, Vera’s Video, and Star Journal’s office in Barriere as well as from our members. Tickets will be on sale until April 17. All the money raised stays in our community. Please support our fundraising event by purchasing a ticket or by donating an item for our silent auction. For more information, please call 250-674-2700 or email

Fay McCracken, fundraising coordinator Clearwater and District Hospice Society

Fourteen years ago, scientists developed a genetically engineered version of rice that would promote the production of vitamin A to counter blindness and other diseases in children in developing countries. In a few months the Philippines will become the first country to start giving “golden rice” out to its farmers. Bangladesh and Indonesia will follow suit soon, and India is seriously considering it. Good, but 14 years is rather a long time, isn’t it? The number of children in developing countries who went blind from vitamin A deficiency during that time (half of whom died within 12 months of losing their sight) runs into the low millions. “Golden rice” contains beta-carotene, an orange-coloured pigment that is a key precursor chemical used by the body to make vitamin A. Sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach and butternut squash are naturally rich in betacarotene, but ordinary white rice contains almost none. And rice is the most important food in the diet of about half the world’s people. So what caused such a delay in getting it out to the farmers? It was ready for field trials by 2000, but they were delayed for seven years by protests from Greenpeace and other environmental groups. Crossing various regulatory hurdles took another six. Both the protests and the regulatory hurdles were based on the notion that genetically engineered plants are “unnatural”. Which automatically raises the question: which human food crops are actually “natural”, in the sense that you will find them growing wild in nature? Answer: none. That’s why ecologist Stewart Brand has proposed the phrase “genetically engineered” (GE) in lieu of the more common “genetically modified” (GM) on the grounds that ALL domesticated plants have been genetically

modified, by cross-breeding or by blasting seeds with radiation. None of them would survive in the wild. Gene-splicing is just a more efficient and neater way of achieving the same goals. Much of the early opposition to GE was based in the fear that it posed a health risk, but it’s now clear that the fear was unfounded. Meanwhile crop yields have risen dramatically, herbicide and pesticide use has declined, and no-till farming that cuts carbon dioxide emissions and reduces soil damage have become far more common. The opposition to GE crops never came from farmers, and it’s now in steep decline in the general public as well. There are seven billion of us now, and there will be at least eight-and-a-half billion before the human population of this planet stops growing. We are already using 40 per cent of the land surface of the planet to grow our food. That is already too much, because our mono-crop agriculture does not provide the same ecosystem services as the complex ecology it replaces. As environmentalist Jim Lovelock, the author of the Gaia hypothesis, put it: “A self-regulating planet needs its ecosystems to stay in homeostasis. We cannot have both our crops and a steady comfortable climate.” But perhaps we could have it both ways if we could cut back to, say, 30 per cent of the planet’s land surface devoted to agriculture. Or 25 per cent. The point is that we must reduce the area we are farming, not increase it. The only way to do that is to raise crop yields dramatically. Genetically engineered crops may be able to meet that demand. There are no other proposed solutions on the table. – Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries

BC Hydro replies to smart meter concerns Editor, The Times:

BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Program is about more than just exchanging meters – it’s about upgrading the province’s electricity grid. The entire project cost, which includes new meters and the necessary grid upgrades, are included in the smart metering business case, available on line at The project, which will be completed in 2014, is tracking below budget. Now that 95 per cent of the

new meters have been installed, customers are beginning to see the benefits of a more modern electrical system. For example, many customers, through their secure MyHydro on line account, can now see more timely information about their electricity use. They can also access new conservation tools that will help them conserve energy and save money. Later this year, customers will benefit from automatic

outage detection that will help our crews restore power faster and safer. We thank customers for their support and patience as we work to modernize our electricity system so we can continue to safely provide the electricity needed to power homes and business around the province every day.

Gary Murphy, chief project officer Smart Metering and Infrastructure BC Hydro

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? of the Week

Do you think Justin Trudeau would make a good prime minister?

Al Friesen:

I think he's the best bet out of the lot for the simple reason that he's going to try harder. But I've never voted. I consider it a supreme waste of time.

Nielsen Graham:

Maybe, if he's like his dad ... but I don't know him that well.

Don Stefanyshyn:

Penny Stefanyshyn:

I don't think he'll do what his father did. He's kind of riding on the coattails of Pierre Elliot.

Ian Eakins

No, not enough experience. You can't just ride the family name.

No, I don't think so. Just because his dad was prime minister doesn't mean he can follow in his footsteps.

Former Canfor CEO endorses Kitimat refinery project Jim Shepard I first heard of this concept from David Black a number of years ago. At the time I was skeptical of its chances. My initially negative attitude was based mainly on my experience of 10 years service on the board of directors of Imperial Oil. Since I was accustomed to the discussion of petroleum economics centred in Calgary, I saw no need for a refinery in Kitimat. That attitude was based on the fact that there had not been a new refinery built in North America in many years. And any needed increase in petroleum production was achieved by expansion of existing refineries throughout North America. But, after my service with Imperial Oil, I went on to serve four years at Canfor, which led to nine visits to China in search of lumber markets. My exposure to the phenomenal expansion of China’s economy opened my eyes to the true merit of the Kitimat refinery concept. It made me realize that it would not be just another refinery relying on the North America market but rather a refinery that would supply the vast appetite of China for petroleum products. The challenge will be to draw the attention of Asian investors who would

see the value to this investment. It appears that David Black, after many years of effort, is nearing an agreement that could provide the vast capital infusion needed to make this refinery initiative a reality. The appetite for oil products for all Asia will continue to grow and the Kitimat refinery is ideally situated to take advantage. Asian countries, especially China, are very interested in securing sustainable supply of resources that will flow freely without undue trade barriers like surprises with taxes, regulations or tariffs. Canada has

a good reputation as a free trade country that can be relied on as a dependable source of supply. Now is a very opportune time to attract the vast investment needed to make the Kitimat refinery go ahead. David Black, with his years of diligence, deserves our appreciation for displaying the foresight and courage to invest his time, money and reputation to help bring along this huge initiative. The positive merits of the Kitimat refinery are so profound that this project is really beyond  any political persuasion. Any and all support-

ers of NDP, Liberal, Conservative or even Green should see the tremendous benefits that would come to B.C. with this project. This initiative will involve the investment of many billions of dollars. That’s for sure. It’s hard for any of us to visualize a million let alone a billion of anything. So let’s look at the “on the ground” facts of such an undertaking for all of us in B.C. Lets start with the big picture. When it comes to the benefits of a petroleum cycle from well exploration to the gas station, the jurisdiction that hosts the refining process enjoys a huge portion

of the value addition ning. This refinery vide much lower risk to the raw material. would be processing to the marine environFor the KFC Project 175 million barrels per ment. The shipments that would mean sevyear, which means the out of the refinery tax revenue that could would be finished eral thousand mostly go toward healthproduct like aviation trade union jobs for fuel, gasoline and diethe multi-year term care, education, plus of the construction vital services for the sel. These products, if phase. disabled and elderly ever spilt, would have BaseJournalRONA2007_Ang 2/26/07 3:44 PM Page 1 It would also mean would be immense. much less impact on the creation of over But job creation the marine environ3,000 permanent jobs and tax revenue are They BaseJournalRONA2007_Ang 2/26/07 3:44 PMment. Page 1 would for the operation and not the only desirable also be transported in supply support of the features of the KRC. smaller ships. refinery when runIt also would proContinued on page A6



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Kitimat refinery 45 ideally situated Continued from page A5 I know there are those on both sides of the political aisle that address this as a political issue. And I would disagree with both. This is a project that can be attractive to all political stripes. Trade unions would see a significant increase in jobs and memberships. Hospitals and schools across the province would see an improvement in government funding. Business activity, especially in the challenged northwest B.C., would be very positively impacted. And those with a concern for the threat of marine spills would see a significantly reduced exposure for the environment. Based on the huge positive impact this initiative could have on B.C., I think the question should not be if we want it but rather how can we help make sure that the petroleum world sees this as an attractive way to invest billions of shareholder capital. – Jim Shepard is retired president of Finning and Canfor and a past director of Imperial Oil

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HISTORICAL Perspective


Papers for the formation of the Clearwater Improvement District were in Victoria to be approved, according to a story in the Times. Members of the North Kamloops Lions Club were in Clearwater to see if there was a need and a desire to form a local Lions Club. Fifteen members would be needed to start the club.


YEARS AGO: Hettie Haynes was the winner of a draw held during the opening of the Times’ new stationery store. “Miss Haynes wins 100 letterheads and envelopes to suit herself,” the Times reported.


YEARS AGO: A 22-year-old Saskatchewan man fell to his death while taking photographs at Helmcken Falls. The man had been attempting to get a closer view of the falls,

BACK IN TIME about 150 feet past the railing, when he slipped and fell into the canyon. RCMP called a helicopter from Kamloops to drop rescuers to recover the body after attempts to descend the cliff were unsuccessful.

it had housed CNR offices, living quarters, and the “Beanery,” a 24-hour eating place. Firefighters and members of the public gathered for the official opening of the Norman Borrow Memorial Fire Hall in Sunshine Valley.

YEARS AGO: Someone had broken into the 10-watt satellite rebroadcasting station on Vavenby Lookout twice during the previous two months and had switched the broadcasts from Knowledge Network to the movie channel, said Roy Unterschultz, member of the TNRD Parks, Cemeteries and Television Committee.

YEARS AGO: The Louis Creek Division of Tolko Industries Ltd. was given the go-ahead to spend $7.5 million modernizing the mill, company president and CEO Al Thorlakson told Barriere Chamber of Commerce. Twenty-two players, 11 teams of two took part in the Granny’s Saloon dart club with first place going to Penny Stefanyshyn and Norm Schurman.



YEARS AGO: Canadian National Railways and VIA Rail were planning to demolish Blue River’s historic railway station. Built in 1916,



YEARS AGO: Upper Clearwater’s Jay Pickering, age 16,

won the Canadian juvenile heavy-weight wrestling championship in Edmonton. He was one of the lightest and youngest in his class. Upwards of 100 people attended Clearwater Improvement District’s annual general meeting, electing Jack Braaksma and Joel Steinberg to three-year terms. Vavenby resident Carol Schaffer was appointed by the Minister of Health to be the North Thompson representative on the Thompson Regional Health Board.


YEARS AGO: Dutch Lake Elementary was on a list of seven schools in School District 73 that were being considered for closure. The district needed to trim $10 million from its $110 million budget. There were no

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plans to close Blue River School, School District 73 assistant superintendent Ross Dickson assured the school’s Parents Advisory Committee. “That would be crazy,” he said.


YEARS AGO: Thanks to public pressure, two doctors were on temporary assignment assisting at Clearwater’s hospital and clinic. The situation locally had been much better during March and April than it was in January, noted doctors Soles and Mackenzie. Snowpack level in the North Thompson River Basin was at 110 per cent of normal and the South Thompson River Basin was at 105 per cent of normal, according to Terry Kress, manager of the TNRD’s emergency response department. Exploration for a proposed leadzinc mine northeast of Vavenby was in an advanced stage, reported Gord Keevil, president of Selkirk Metals Corporation, during an open house at the Community Resource Center. “If the mine goes into production, it could provide up to 200 jobs for 12 to 20 years,” The Ruddock Creek project is located about 50 km northeast of Vavenby in the headwaters of Oliver Creek near Tum Tum Lake.


YEAR AGO Clearwater’s tax rate was to increase to 3.4637 from 3.0838. That meant a $76 increase for a $200,000 home, said director of finance Sheila Thiessen. Clearwater’s tax rates were still lower than the majority of a list of 14 B.C. communities with similar sized populations. Three girls from Clearwater, Kaylee Patterson, Aliya Bieber and Kennedy Ash, took on three from Barriere to be North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Ambassador. Coronation would take place on Aug. 30.

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Wells Gray Information Centre getting face lift * New and improved visitor displays with updated information. * Replacement of building siding with more durable material. * General fixes and upgrades to smaller building elements such as taps. With over 150,000 visitors every year, the Wells Gray Infocenter is one of the busiest in the province. In addition, BC Parks has made improvements to the Clearwater River Road in Wells Gray Provincial Park. The 20-kilometre project improved the road’s drainage, reducing the amount of damage the road incurs during the annual freshet.

Times Staff Work is underway now on a $120,000 face-lift at the Wells Gray Information Center, according to MLA Terry Lake. The two year project is intended to bring new life to a building that serves as a vital link between the public, Wells Grey Provincial Park and local businesses, he said. Planned improvements include: * Upgrades to the building interior such as a new visitor-receiving desk, new paint and lighting, new carpeting and drapes. * Replacement of the roof with low-maintenance, more durable metal. * Replacement of the 30-year old heating and cooling system with a more efficient system that minimizes the carbon footprint and lowers operating costs.

Bill Cairns (l), manager of Clearwater Chamber of Commerce’s information desk at the Wells Gray Infocenter, discusses with MLA Terry Lake on April 4 the renovations now being done at the facility. The upgrades are the first major renovations at the Infocenter since it opened in 1986. Photo by Keith McNeill

Fight back with hope - wear the daffodil pin Times Staff Every three minutes another Canadian hears the words “You have cancer,” and the Canadian Cancer Society is asking Canadians to wear a daffodil pin as a bright symbol of support for people living with cancer and to join the fight against cancer by making a donation. This year’s launch of the Society’s Daffodil Campaign is especially meaningful as it marks the organization’s 75th anniversary. On March 28, 1938, the Canadian Cancer Society was officially born, growing through the years into Canada’s leading national cancer-fighting charity. Today – thanks to the years of support of volunteers and donors – the Society has the reach, strength and experience to make the most impact against cancer in communities across Canada. “We invite Canadians to join us in marking our 75th anniversary by making a donation during Daffodil Month,” says Pamela Fralick, president and CEO, Canadian Cancer Society. “Your donation will help us continue our work

in preventing cancer, funding research and providing support for Canadians living with cancer.” During the Society’s early years in the 1940s, the cancer survival rate was about 25 per cent. Today, over 60 per cent of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive at least five years after their diagnosis. “While our 75th anniversary is an occasion to celebrate our contribution to the success in the

fight against cancer, it is clear that more work needs to be

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teers and donors that the Society will continue to save lives and support people living with cancer.” Daffodil Day – wear a pin! Daffodil Day – Saturday, April 27 – helps wrap up the Society’s campaign by designating a special day where we can reflect upon the thousands of Canadians who are on a cancer journey and also to remember those who have not survived. Sign up as a volunteer with the Society

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School district studies its $125-million budget Kamloops This Week

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The Kamloops-Thompson school district is used to declining enrollment. It’s been a fact of life for many years, although the indication is it is starting to show signs of levelling off, said superintendent Terry Sullivan. However, for the upcoming school year, the trend is expected to continue — and hit mainly the secondary-school level, Sullivan said during a media preview on Tuesday, April 2, of the proposed operating budget for the district for 2013-2014. Lower enrolment means teacher layoffs and implemenation of the seniority-bumping process that exists in the union contract. But, Sullivan said, “You can’t take a highschool physics teacher and put them into a kindergarten class.” That simple reality will make staffing difficult if the expected secondary enrollment comes in at 5,726 students in the district, Sullivan said, down from the 6,094 students in grades 8 to 12 this school year. The goal is to avoid any staff layoffs. The decrease is expected across the board — rural and city schools alike — with one exception. A change in the catchment area a couple of years ago has resulted in increased enrollment at Valleyview secondary. The numbers aren’t final yet, with the board inviting feedback and input, but the proposed budget has projected revenue for 2013-2014 at $125,521,237, down $320,565 from revenue received for the school year now in progress. To ensure the budget stays balanced, which it is required to do, the board will dip into its

reserve fund for $250,000, board secretarytreasurer Kelvin Stretch said. It will take another $50,570 out of its First Nations reserve. Wages, benefits and expenses remain the most costly expense, with $59.395 million designated for teacher salaries, another $22 million for certified-education assistants (CEAs) — the new title for those previously known as student-support workers and, later, school-support workers. The board uses 1997 as a comparison year for many purposes because that was the date the Kamloops and Clearwater boards amalgamated. At that time, there were 918.7 full-time equivalent teachers on staff, a number that has dropped to 745.7 today. A similar decrease in the number of principals and vice-principals has occurred in the past 16 years, Stretch said, with 64.6 full-time equivalents in that category now, down from 79 at the time of amalgamation. There are more CEAs included in the budget for 2013-2014 compared to last year, with 55.7 full-time equivalents expected to be required. The current school year has 495.7 full-time equivalent positions in that group. Trustees and senior administrators met with the two unions representing board staff prior to the media presentation. A meeting for the district parent-advisory council and other interested members of the public was scheduled to follow, but no one showed up. Videoconferencing of the public session also saw only principals and vice-principals in Clearwater, Logan Lake and Barriere waiting for information. Sullivan said a final budget will go to the board for approval at its April 29 meeting.

Commitment to taller wood buildings welcomed by forest industry OTTAWA - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) was pleased with announcements on April 4 by the Government of Canada under the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation program as well as its commitment to market development and taller wood buildings. Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver announced $19.5 million dollars in IFIT

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Kamloops-North Thompson NDP candidate Kathy Kendall speaks during the official opening of her campaign office in North Kamloops on April 6. Her opponent, incumbent Liberal MLA Terry Lake, also opened his campaign office during the weekend. Photo submitted

Kendall, Lake open campaign offices Kamloops This Week Kathy Kendall, the B.C. NDP’s candidate for Kamloops-North Thompson, opened her campaign office on Saturday, April 6. The opening took place at 4-177 Tranquille Rd. in North Kamloops. Terry Lake, the incumbent Liberal MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson and environment minister, also opened his election-campaign office last weekend. Lake’s office is at 703 Tranquille Rd. (in Library Square).

This weekend’s office openings mean the race in Kamloops is well underway before the May 14 election campaign officially begins on April 16. Todd Stone (Liberal/Kamloops-South Thompson) is at 153 Seymour St., Tom Friedman (NDP/Kamloops-South Thompson) is at #100-125 Fourth Ave. and Peter Sharp (Conservative/Kamloops-South Thompson) is at 324 Victoria St. There has been no word on where the office of Ed Fehr (Conservative/Kamloops-North Thompson) will be.

Not-so-Sharp numbers at Interior Health ? Andrea Klassen, KTW A Kamloops MLA candidate wants to see the number of highly paid administrators in the Interior Health Authority be reduced, but the IHA says he's working off bad information. Peter Sharp, the B.C. Conservative candidate for Kamloops-South Thompson, issued a press release recently criticizing the health authority for having almost one manager for every seven frontline employees. Sharp put the IHA's administrative staff at 2,622 out of about 18,500 employees. Peter Sharp, the B.C. Conservative candidate for Kamloops-South Thompson, issued a press release recently criticizing the health authority for having almost one manager for every seven frontline employees. Sharp put the IHA's administrative staff at 2,622 out of about 18,500 employees. "It almost seems like it's top heavy when all we get is complaints from the front-line workers that we are overworked, we are in crisis situation, and they've been asking for more people," Sharp said. "The question I ask myself is, are all these people necessary? And the truth is, I don't know." Sharp said since doctors

Conservative candidate Peter Sharp wants management numbers at the Interior Health Authority reduced, but the IHA says it is already running a lean organization. KTW file photo

and nurses are highly educated, they shouldn't need too much supervision from managers. "We're supposed to be computerized and we're supposed to be high-tech and everything. I don't understand why we need so many managers at the kind of salaries they're making," he said. IHA spokeswoman Tracy Watson said Sharp's numbers are wrong. There are 2,622 people employed by the IHA making more than $75,000 a year, but only 500 of those are managers or administrators, Watson said. That number also includes management positions filled by physicians, such as medical directors.

Watson said the management-to-staff ratio at the IHA "... is relatively lean considering the size of the health authority." She said the IHA spent slightly less than the Canadian average on administrative costs, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, which tracks that data. On average nationally in 2010 — the last year the institute has released data for — 4.62 per cent of the expenses of a health-service organization go to administration costs. The IHA's administration expenses were 3.74 per cent of its total.

As the official start of the provincial election nears, the two Kamloops ridings — KamloopsNorth Thompson and Kamloops-South Thompson — remain populated by a trio of candiates each. Missing on both sides of the river is a green hue. B.C. Green Party executive director Rebecca Helps said the party is still

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Environmental Assessment Certificate application submitted for Harper Creek Times Staff

Formal dinner at heli-ski village Above: (L-r) John and Becca Beaton share a moment with Mike Wiegele during a black-tie evening at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing on Friday, April 5. The annual event marks the official end of the heli-ski season. Left: A section through the fruit table gives some indication of the variety and excellence of the meal served. Photos by Keith McNeill

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Yellowhead Mining Inc. announced on April 3 that it had submitted the Environmental Assessment Certificate application for its Harper Creek coppergold-silver project to the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) for screening. The EAO has 30 days to complete the screening of the application to ensure it contains the information outlined in the Application Information Requirements. Once the application is accepted, the EAO has 180 days to complete its review. The application then goes to the provincial and federal ministers for a decision. Greg Hawkins, board chair and interim chief executive officer said: “Yellowhead’s achievement of this major milestone moves the project for-

Graphic from B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office shows the process followed in assessing the environmental impact of major projects in the province. Yellowhead Mining’s Harper Creek project is just starting the 30-day period when its application is evaluated for completeness. This will be followed by a public comment period. EAO graphic

ward. With ongoing support from local communities and the involvement of First Nations, the Harper Creek project brings significant long-term economic benefits and jobs to communities in the North Thompson Valley.” Yellowhead’s proposed Harper Creek

Times Staff A program that helps rural communities turn wood waste into heat for buildings and homes is being expanded throughout the Interior. Wood Waste 2 Rural Heat staff will work with District of Clearwater and other communities to explore the feasibility of and develop business plans for new bio-energy projects. The province is partnering with the Columbia Basin Trust, the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition, the Omineca Beetle Action Coalition and the Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition to invest $240,000 over two years in the Wood Waste 2 Rural Heat project. “The Wood Waste 2 Rural Heat project will grow British Columbia’s bio-energy sector by

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providing market and industry development assistance to rural communities” said Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour. “The resulting projects will support job creation and provide energy-cost savings to a region that has been hit hard by the mountain pine beetle infestation.” Rural British Columbia has a reliable fuel supply of wood waste produced by ecosystem restoration projects, community forests, woodlots and other small tenure holders. Converted into pellets and chips, this woody biomass can power heating projects for smaller communities and businesses, a practice that has been hugely successful in Europe. According to a 2009 European Union bioenergy report published by, Austria has over 1,100 biomass district heating plants in operation with an installed power base of roughly 1,300 megawatts. To help rural B.C. communities make the leap to wood biomass heating systems, this expanded project – formerly known as the Green Heat Initiative – will work at the local level to develop business plans that identify technological solutions and financing opportunities. Besides Clearwater, Wood Waste 2 Rural Heat staff will explore bio-energy projects in: o Village of Telkwa; o Village of Lumby; o One project in the Omineca Beetle Action Coalition region; o Two projects in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition region; o Two projects in Southern East Kootenay region; and o One project in the West Kootenay region.

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Mantracker event thrills visitor from Taiwan

Riders (l-r) Elysia McClennon, Hazel Dowds, Bill Dowds, Adam Nelson and Mario Wödlinger chase a group of runners across a field during a Mantracker game held Sunday at McNeil’s ranch near Birch Island.

Runners (l-r) Lars Kolind, Ryan Foisy, John (ChangHung) Chiu and Rich Lee make their way back to the starting point after taking part in a Mantracker game. Photos submitted

A young man from Taiwan really immersed himself in the forests of the North Thompson Valley when he took part in a Mantracker event near Birch Island on Sunday. “It was heart-stopping when the riders were at my back, just a few meters behind me,” said John (ChangHung) Chiu. “They were yelling loudly, but I just kept moving.” Chiu was one week into a four week voluntary work exchange at Pete and Barb Pelton’s farm in Upper Clearwater when he learned about the upcoming fundraiser event. Barb Pelton let him watch the television series on Friday so he would know what the event would be like, but he was still keen to try. In the Mantracker series, two men on horseback track and chase down two people on foot who act as “prey.” In the Birch Island version, five riders on horseback tried to find four people on foot. Purpose of the local event was to raise funds for the North Thompson Ladies Drill Team. More than one chase happened during the event, which started from the McNeil’s

SAVE UP TO John (Chang-Hung) Chiu, a visitor from Taiwan, found excitement while participating in a Mantracker game held recently in Birch Island. Photo by Keith McNeill

ranch near Birch Island. For his chase, Chiu was joined by local residents Lars Kolind, Ryan Foisy, and Rich Lee. They were chased by Elysia McClennon, Hazel Dowds, Bill Dowds, Adam Nelson and Mario Wödlinger. During the chase, the riders found the Taiwan visitor difficult to find, as he would remain perfectly still,


in Taiwan. He works at an office job in the city government. Visiting the North Thompson Valley and Wells Gray Park, and taking part in a Mantracker chase, is different from his normal life, he said.



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Coach of the Year Geoff Giesbrecht (l) congratulates his cocoach Donald Collins after Collins was named Coach of the Year during Clearwater Minor Hockey’s year-end banquet on Friday evening, April 5. Collins and Giesbrecht coached the Atoms team to a zero-loss season. Also named during the banquet were Volunteers of the Year Donna Akers and Jamie Parsons. Photo by Keith McNeill

All-sports expo is a success (L-r) Makalu Hokai waits as his mother Yuriko Hokai signs him up with Clearwater Minor Ball as Natalie Biagioni, Rachel Biagioni and Christie Kjenstad look on. They were taking part in Clearwater’s first Everybody Gets To Play all-sports registration day at the Sportsplex on April 3. Other sports and activities involved included soccer, slow pitch, Girl Guides, and Special Olympics, as well as swimming lessons, drop-in basketball, youth and adult mountain biking, and drop-in soccer organized by District of Clearwater. Over 20 youngsters registered for swim classes in the first 30 minutes, organizers report. Photo by Keith McNeill

Darts at B.C. Senior’s Games D. Mark Crown – Kamloops This Week Garry Hogg loves playing darts and looks forward to competing in the B.C. Seniors Games, which is being hosted by Kamloops in 2013. “You get to see a lot of people, you get to see a lot of places and you meet a lot of really nice people that run the events,” he says. “I like the camaraderie and the competition; it is just a good event.” The darts competition at the B.C.

NOTICE OF POWER INTERRUPTION CLEARWATER/UPPER CLEARWTER AREA Time: 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. When: Monday, April 8 to Monday, April 29, 2013 We will be making electrical system improvements from April 8 to April 29, 2013. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 20 minute intervals.

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turn’s until one player reaches the exact score of zero. Competing in a large number of matches at B.C. Seniors Games can be draining and Hogg says you have to work hard to keep focused. Hogg is also quick to give credit to the accomplishments of others. “My wife’s done quite well in it; she’s got two gold medals, a bronze and a silver. I have only managed to get a bronze,” he says. If you would like to find out more about playing darts in Kamloops, or for more information about competing in the darts event at the B.C. Seniors Games, contact Garry Hogg at 250-578-7501. Your Hometown Homepage






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Seniors Games will feature men’s and women’s singles and doubles. There is also a mixed doubles event and a team event, which is made up of four players. In darts each player starts the game with a set number of points. The B.C. Seniors Games event starts at 501. The object of the game is to be the first player to get to zero. This is done by throwing your darts at different areas on the board. The bullseye, for example, is worth 50 points. On each turn a player throws three darts, if the player made three bulls eye’s she would count 150 points off of her score on that turn. The two player’s alternate







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Honoring the age-friendly commitment Mayor John Harwood (l) accepts a $1,000 cheque and a poster from MLA Terry Lake commemorating Clearwater’s role as an age-friendly community. The presentation took place on Thursday, April 4. UNBC recently began a study into improving mobility options for seniors within Clearwater. Photo by Keith McNeill

Chocolate bunnies are the best kind With Easter just days away, and a tradition of gift giving around this time of year, the BC SPCA urges the public to not buy bunnies as Easter gifts. Craig Naherniak, general manager of humane education for the BC SPCA, says it may come as a surprise that rabbits and children are not a great match. "Rabbits are great companions for adults, but are not appropriate pets for small children despite the pervasive media images of children with rabbits," he says. “They don’t like to be picked up, as they are prey animals and picking them up distresses them. Like any pet, they require proper care and can live up to 12 years.”

Vavenby water system gets upgrades Work was done on the Vavenby pumphouse on April 4 and 5 by TNRD worker Ken Nystoruk and an assistant. They replaced the headworks piping inside the pump-house on the water system. The primary reason for the improvement was to change the chlorine injection point for compliance purposes and to improve troubleshooting and maintenance needs. The old system injected chlorine into the wet well outside of the building and had underground lines that did not easily facilitate inspection or maintenance. Also, any maintenance needed inside the wet well would require Confined Space Entry procedures. This will not be required for the new inspection system.

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The new chlorine injection point will now be inside the building just a few feet away from the chlorine injection pump and will enable the Vavenby water operators to check all the components at once and easily perform any maintenance on those needing it.

This upgrade has been planned for some time and includes a few other minor benefits that should improve the efficiency and help stabilize the water system. After working on the system Vavenby went on a boil water notice until further notice. Moilliets’ ranch begins lambing Lambing began in April at the Aveley Sheep Ranch. With 500 ewes it is a full family operation to help with the deliveries. Sixty ewes have already lambed! Large animals have a more accurate gestation period so Ian Moilliet has the

ewes join the rams on Nov. 5 for two months to breed. That way the ewes will drop in April. People can go on self-guided tours of the ranch. The cost is $12/person. Children two and under are free. The $12 includes a hayride which starts up every two hours. People might see a lamb being born, cuddle an orphan, see the chicks, and go to Crooked Creek for boat races. Fay Lutz will be hand spinning wool in the museum from Thursdays to Sundays. Wool products will be for sale. Everyone should read the signs at the gazebo where you pay.

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Our sense of taste gradually becomes less acute after the age of 60. However, taste can be affected by dental disease, upper respiratory tract infections and smoking. Some drugs may cause changes in taste as well. Let our pharmacists know if you suspect this is happening to you and we will check it for you. The maximum amount of time children should spend in front of a screen daily is two hours. Unfortunately, Canadian kids are spending an average of seven to eight hours daily in front of the screens of computers, TVs and other electronic devices. Studies show that 46% of Canadian kids get three hours or less of active play per week. And that includes weekends. Not good for future good health. Some people order prescription drugs online from what may appear to be legitimate pharmacies, but are really unlicensed pharmacies selling illegal and often counterfeit medicines. Play it safe. Buy your medicines from people you can trust. When buying items so important to your good health as your medications, it’s good to deal with people you know and who knows you, your local pharmacist.


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Each year SPCA branches across the province receive hundreds of abandoned bunnies after the holiday has passed and the excitement of a new pet has worn off and the reality of pet care sets in. “The animals who are turned in at SPCA shelters are the lucky ones,” says Naherniak. “Many others are abandoned to the wild to fend for themselves. “These domesticated rabbits often fall prey to predators such as coyotes, are susceptible to disease, or end up starving.” Alternatively, he says, if there are no predators the rabbits may flourish and upset the balance of nature by multiplying into a serious overpopulation problem. For more information on rabbit care, visit care-behaviour/rabbits/.


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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

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April: Self guided Spring Lambing Tours, 11 am – 4 pm daily, www. Apr 12: Burger & a Beer, Clw Ski Hill, $20 or $35 couple Apr 13: Youth soccer registration, 4-6 pm, NT Sportsplex Apr 13: 7th Annual Seedy Saturday 10am - 2pm Clearwater Ski Hill 250-674-3444 for info Apr 13-14: Antique Appraisal, 10-5pm @ Little Fort Hall. 672-5660 Apr 21: Clearwater Art Festival, CSS, 3 pm – 7 pm Apr 21: Spirit of Spring Tea & Entertainment, Blackpool Hall, 11am – 4pm, $25, advance tickets only. Clw & District Hospice Society.

April: 21: CNT Rod & Gun Club, club meeting, 7 pm, Blackpool Hall, 250-674-1160 for info. April 27: Pitch-In 9 am – 12 pm. A container will be set up at the Sportsplex. Call 250.674.2257 to be assigned an area, to report an area you wish to clean up or for info & bags. BBQ for volunteers afterwards. Apr 27-28: Celebration of Rural Living Expo & Trade Show @ NT Agriplex & Fall Fair Grounds. Info 250-319-8023 May 5: Little Fort Coffee House. 6:30, open mic, admission $4/ person, Little Fort hall.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Coffee House: 1st Friday every month - Little Fort Community Hall. 6:30, mic $4/person. Info Bill Fowler 250-672-5116 • Raft River Rockhounds: 3rd Sunday of the mth. 250-674-2700 • Women in Business Luncheon: 2nd Wed. of the mth at Wells Gray Inn, 12–2 pm. Preregister at 250-674-2700 • Clearwater Choir: Youth 3:30 - 5 pm; Adult 6:30 - 9 pm, Tuesdays, Clearwater Christian Church • Crafts & Conversations with Cheryl. Tuesdays 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Center. Phone 674-3703 for more info. • Clearwater Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9:00 am – Noon. For more information please call Anne at 250-674-3444. • Clearwater-Vavenby Lions Bingo: Every 2nd Tues. Elks Hall. 250-587-6269 • M&M (Mrs. & Ms.) Social. Last Sun of the mth Wells Gray Inn. 1pm: 587-6503 • Blackpool Community Hall Coffee House; Local musicians – every 2nd Fri. of the month. 6:30 pm. Concession, $3 or 2 for $5. • Clearwater Elks Bingo - every 2nd Thurs. Elks Hall. open 5pm • Cribbage Wed. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 12:30 pm. • Little Fort Coffee House 7pm Little Fort Hall. 1st Fri of the mth Oct. - May Bill 672-5116 • Fun Darts Fri. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 6 pm. CHILDREN & FAMILIES • Raccoon StrongStart: Raft River Elem school days Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri from 8:45-11:45am • Raccoon StrongStart: Vavenby Elem school days Wed 8:5011:50am • Clearwater Breastfeeding Group: 3rd Wed. of every month 7:30pm @ YCS • Mother Goose - Mornings, reg. call Kerry 250-674-2600 ext 227 • NT BC Home Schoolers: Meets Fri. afternoons. Call Leanna 250-674-0057 for details • Kids Club: Clearwater New Life Assembly. Meets every Thur. 3-5 pm. Ages 5-12. For info contact Bobbi @ 250-674-3346

HEALTH & HEALING Tuesday Morning Coffee ~ 10 am – 11 am at Baptist Church. Themed weekly women’s discussions - drop-in. • Shambhala Meditation Group: meets every Tuesday at Forest House 6:30-8:00 pm. Info: 250-587-6373. • Connections Healing Rooms - Fridays1-3pm (except stat. holidays). 86 Young Rd. No charge. Sponsored by Living Streams Christian Church. • Healthy Choices – Tues 9am Clearwater Christian Church bsmnt (behind Fields). $2/wk drop-in free. Call Kim 250-674-0224 • Clearwater & District Hospice 3rd Mon. Sept-Jun 10am Legion. RECREATION • Drop-in soccer: May-Sept. Tuesdays & Thursday at 7pm at CSS field. Everyone welcome! • Bowling: Mon. 10–12pm & 1-3pm; Thurs., 1-3pm. Seniors Centre at Evergreen Acres. 674-2699 • Clearwater Sno-Drifters: Meet 1st Thursday of every month. 250-676-9414 • CNT Rod & Gun Club: 3rd Sun. of the mth. Blackpool Hall 7pm Sept. - April • Drop in Tennis: May-Sept. Mon & Thurs 6:30pm All levels. Double & single play. Rotary Sports Park. • Volleyball: Tues. 7:30-9:00 PM, Jan. 15 - Apr. 30, 2013. Clearwater Secondary School Gym, $2 drop in. • Yoga Tree – Call or email Annie 674-2468 annie.pomme@ • Core Strength Fitness. Tuesdays. 10-11am 250-674-0001 • Walking Club: Indoors: Wed. Jan. 30 - Mar. 13, 6:30 - 7:30 AM at Clearwater Secondary. FREE. 250-674-1878 for more info. • Drop-in Curling: Fri. Jan. 11 - Mar. 8, 7:00 PM, $5. Brooms and sliders available. • Badminton: Mon & Wed, Oct – Mar, CSS gym, 7:30-9:30 pm, $3 drop-in fee, info 250-674-2518 SENIORS • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society 3rd Sun Social Meet at the Wells Gray Hotel at 12:30pm for lunch or dessert, & chat • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society Book Club Last Thursday of the month at 2pm at the public library. All seniors welcome.

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North Thompson Arts Council is hosting 2 Festivals: the Clearwater Arts Festival, Apr. 21, at Clearwater Sec., 3-7pm, & the Celebration of the Arts Festival, in conjunction w/Celebration of Rural Living Expo, Apr. 27-28, 9am-5pm both days. NT Agriplex, 4872 Dunn Lake Rd., Barriere. Info:

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GENERAL INFORMATION • Free Workshops: Thurs. Apr. 11th – Internet & Email Basics Workshop ( or every 2nd Thursday) Thurs. Apr. 18th – Creating & Updating Your Resume Workshop (or every 3rd Thursday) Thurs. Apr. 18th - Interview Skills Workshop Thurs. Apr. 25th – Work Search Techniques Workshop (every 4th Thursday) Thurs. May 2nd – Accepting, Starting & Maintaining Employment Workshop Please call 250-674-2928 to register for free workshops. • Resumes & Interviews: Go hand in hand, so the better prepared you are the greater the impression you will make to your future employer. Please drop in and our friendly staff will assist you. • Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS): Are you currently on Employment Insurance or have you been in the last 3-5 years? If you have, you may be eligible for wage subsidy. Ask us for further info. • Funding for Skill Enhancement: Recent or active EI clients with a career plan in mind seeking assistance through Service Canada are required to book an appointment with one of our Employment Counsellors. • Blue River Itinerant: An employment consultant comes to town twice/mth to the Blue River School. Next visit is Thursday Apr. 11 from 12:30-2:30. If a one on one appointment is required, please call to set up a time prior to the drop in.

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Submitted (Kamloops) The federal budget fails British Columbians by making significant cuts to infrastructure funding and by the federal takeover of skills training programs under EI according to KamloopsThompson-Cariboo New Democratic spokesperson Michael Crawford. “Harper promised to focus on jobs, raising the hopes of the almost 1.4 million Canadians who are out of work” said Crawford. “Instead he’s pushing job-killing austerity cuts, introducing no new measures to create new jobs, and laying a shell game with skills training money.” Conservative Finance Minister Jim Flaherty slashed $4.7 billion over four years in federal infrastructure funding – a cut that will cost thousands of jobs in communities across B.C. Reversing the decision Conservatives made in 2007 to hand over responsibility for skills training to the provinces, the Budget 2013 provides no new money for education and training. “I was hoping that Harper would realize that with almost 250,000 more people out of work now than four years ago, he shouldn’t proceed with the reckless Conservative cuts to healthcare funding, pensions, and EI” said Crawford. “And after dangerous cuts to environmental protection, I suppose I was hoping beyond hope that common sense would prevail and we would see some plan to take us away from our addiction to resource extraction revenue.” “I suppose the one bit of good news is that Harper seems for now to have capped unconditional tax giveaways to already profitable corporations” said Crawford. “Perhaps even he realizes that his failed fiscal policy only resulted in these corporations sitting on $600 billion of cash reserves – not expanding, not creating jobs, just hoarding.”



Beverley Anne GOYER 1937 - 2013

Yvonne Elizabeth Perron (McDougall) 1937 - 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Beverley Goyer on April 6, 2013 at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater, BC. She was 75 years of age. Bev was born on December 1, 1937 in Edmonton, AB. She was the fourth of five children. She married Conrad Goyer and had four children, all boys. Beverley is predeceased by her husband Conrad Goyer, husband Frank Kohlhauser, as well as her brother, Jack Bready. She is survived by her brother, George Bready, sisters Arletta Robertson and Nola Hovat, children Ray (Rollene) Goyer, Paul Goyer, Robert Goyer and Alain Goyer, step-children Gary Kohlhauser, Linda Moss, Pearl Kohlhauser and Katherine Groot. Bev loved her children, her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and all of her nieces and nephews. A gathering to celebrate the life of Beverley Goyer will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013 in the banquet room of the Wells Gray Inn, Clearwater, BC. It may be seen online at www.NorthThompsonFuneral. com and condolences may be directed there as well. Donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or to the Clearwater/ Vavenby Lions Club would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0, (250) 674-3030.

After a lengthy illness, Yvonne passed away at Forest View Place, Clearwater, BC, on April 3, 2013. She was 75 years of age. Born in Elk Point, Alberta, on October 10, 1937, Yvonne has resided in the North Thompson valley, mainly Avola and Vavenby. Yvonne was a skilled cook, well known for her pies and cinnamon buns! She was a very caring and loving mother and grandmother. Survived by her husband Gerry McDougall, and six children, Sandra, Peggy, Patty, Debbie, Ronnie and Mike, she will be sadly and lovingly missed. The family wishes to say a special Thank You to the staff at Forest View Place for their loving care and the kindness shown to Yvonne during her residence. A gathering of family and close friends will be held for Yvonne on the May Day weekend. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, telephone: 250-674-3030. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.



Clean bird-feeders help keep birds healthy Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations VICTORIA – Bird lovers are asked to help protect bird populations and prevent the spread of infectious diseases through the regular cleaning of bird-feeders and birdbaths. During spring, many small migratory songbirds are returning home from winter retreats to the south. This can result in high density congregations of birds around birdfeeders and water sources such as birdbaths. While this is a wonderful opportunity for birders, the increased density of the birds as well as the stress of weather and nutrition challenges can lead to the spread of serious and

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Results for Rotary Richard The red flag on Rotary Richard is above his head last week, signalling that he has dropped his rock and the ice is gone from Dutch Lake. Rotary Richard's clock actually stopped at 5:12 p.m. on Sunday, March 31. Winner with the closest time was Jean Nelson. The longtime Rotarian is keeping half of the prize money for a garden project and donating the rest back to Rotary. Photo by Keith McNeill

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These bighorns – and other animals – will be able to roam north of Kamloops without the threat of development encroaching on their land as the B.C. government has added almost 3,000 hectares to protected stock. KTW file photo

More grasslands getting protected Kamloops This Week Badgers and bighorn sheep in the Lac du Bois area will have more turf on which to roam as another 2,800 hectares of grasslands north of Kamloops come under provincial protection. Kamloops-North Thompson MLA and Environment Minister Terry Lake announced 1,385 additional hect-

ares of land are being added to the Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area. The DewdropRosseau Creek Wildlife Management Area, which lies to the west of the grasslands, will increase by 1,478 hectares, bridging a gap between the two areas. Lake said the additions will provide greater connectivity between the protected

areas, which are home to at-risk species such as the American badger and Lewis’ woodpecker. It also will protect moose, mule and white tail deer, and black bears. The Lac du Bois protection area was originally created in 1997. This latest addition brings it to 15,712 hectares in size.

Interior Savings achieves solid performance in 2012 KELOWNA – Despite an uncertain global economic environment, the Interior’s largest credit union enjoyed another successful year in 2012. Total assets of Interior Savings reached $2.08 billion, with an asset growth of $23.9 million during the year. “2012 was a challenging year for the banking industry,” said Interior Savings president and CEO Kathy Conway. “We faced persistent pressure on the financial margin resulting from the very low interest rate environment, coupled with ongoing economic uncertainty locally and nationally. At Interior Savings, we continued to focus our efforts on improving the member experience; combining more choice and greater convenience with competitive rates and expert advice. “This approach enabled us achieve a solid financial performance in 2012. We saw modest growth across most lines of business and increased our capital position – $3.3 million was paid out to our members through our Member

Rewards program, and we also continued to invest in our communities through various sponsorship and donation programs,” Conway added. Interior Savings loan portfolio continued to grow in 2012. Members’ loans increased $36.3 million or two per cent; this portfolio includes the commercial lending category, which grew by 6.6 per cent or $28.8 million. Income from operations stood at $13.9 million at year-end. Interior Savings’ annual general meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Ramada Lodge Hotel in Kelowna. Credit Union members are encouraged to attend. Through its 21 branches, 15 insurance offices, two Commercial Services Centres, and a Member Service Centre, Interior Savings offers personal and commercial banking and a full range of insurance and wealth management services to members in 14 communities.

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