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She plays the blues Larissa Daase plays the bass as she and other members of the Clearwater Secondary School guitar group provide the entertainment during a burger and beer night put on by the school’s parents advisory committee (PAC). The fundraiser was held Friday evening, April 12, at the Clearwater ski hill chalet. For more photos of the band’s performance, see page A10 inside.

Photo by Keith McNeill

District proposes 5.82 per cent tax increase Keith McNeill District of Clearwater’s infrastructure master plan warns of a pending $22 million shortfall. However, that wasn’t enough to motivate people to attend an open house put on to discuss the District’s five-year financial plan. Zero members of the public (other than this reporter) attended the event on April 9. "It’s too bad, but what can you do? We’ll have to think about changing the format next year," said chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx. If more local residents had attended they would have found that the District proposes to increase the mill rate by 5.82 per cent this year. If the proposed increase is approved, municipal taxes on a $200,000 home in Clearwater would increase by $40 from $692

last year to $732 this year. Exactly how much an individual property tax would go up or down would depend on its assessed value. Assessments were mailed out in early January. If the proposed increase is approved, then it would be included in tax notices that will go out in late May, with payment due by the first business day of July. Tax rates in Clearwater have gone up and down since incorporation. In 2008, when Clearwater was first formed, tax rates stood at 3.29 mills. They went up 5.4 per cent in 2009, dropped 11.9 per cent in 2010 to help people cope with the recession, then went back up 1.03 per cent in 2011 and by 12.21 per cent in 2012. If the proposed increase is approved, the total increase from 2008 to 2013 would be 11.43 per cent. With the proposed increase, residential

property taxes for 2013 would be 3.66 mills, utility property taxes (railroad, pipeline, etc.) would be 39.38 mills, major industrial would be 12.45 mills, light industrial would also be 12.45 mills, business property taxes would be 12.82 mills, managed forest 10.99 mills, recreation 3.66 mills, and farm, 3.66 mills (tax rates for the various taxation classes are set as multiples of the residential rate). Council recently approved increases to water and sewer rates. The owner of a single family dwelling will pay $255 (up $15.30) for water and $270 (up $15.45) for sewer in 2013. Parcel taxes for water ($80) and sewer ($30) will remain the same. Taxes on a representative house in Clearwater (value $186,000) last year were $644. Parcel taxes were $110 and user fees were $495, for a total of $1,249.




For comparison, in Logan Lake taxes on a representative house (value $190,000) last year were $547. Parcel taxes were $185 and user fees were $395, for a total of $1,127. On the other hand, in Merritt taxes on a representative house (value $218,000) last year were $1,033. Parcel taxes were $385 and user fees were $681, for a total of $2,100. It is important to keep in mind that each municipality offers a different set of services to its residents. Clearwater, for example, has the North Thompson Sportsplex, while other municipalities might not have such a facility. Total revenues for 2013, including municipal taxes, government grants and transfers, plus transfers from capital equity assets, are expected to total $5.5 million. Total expenses are budgeted to be $4.8 million, for a surplus of about $650,000.


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Funding for a new community center for Clearwater “This grant is an important piece of the funding and will be critical in securing the additional funding we require to complete this valuable project,” said Jack The development of a new community centre in the Keough, YCS executive director. former Dutch Lake School has received further fundThis new community centre will help Clearwater, a ing thanks to a $50,000 community gaming grant to community with fewer than 5,000 people within its tradYellowhead Community Services (YCS). “This community centre will strengthen the health and ing area, maintain its economic pace and deliver much prosperity of those living in and around Clearwater,” said needed services to its citizens. “We are extremely pleased with this announcement Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake. “It will and grateful to our MLA for his efforts in helping us be a fully functioning centre that will offer a wide range secure this funding,” said Louise Weaver, YCS chairperof activities benefitting the whole community.” son. The centre will offer residents a wide range of recreThe community centre will be located in the Dutch ational, cultural, social and educational activities, and be Lake Elementary, which has been closed and remained a central hub for community gatherings.

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vacant since 2003. Converting the former school will create jobs both as a result of the Jobs Creation Program and other employment opportunities. The facility will become a multi-functional centre for local residents, providing access to programs offered by YCS. It also will be a hub for local government services as the District of Clearwater offices will be re-located there. Community Gaming Grants help local groups provide important services for B.C. families. Last fiscal year, in 2011/12, the provincial government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.

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Gardeners warn against using killer compost them essentially unusable for three to five years. Anne Baker had a similar experience more recently. She bought some manure from a farm that had been treated with Grazon (otherwise known as Pilcoram). When she tried

Keith McNeill Killer compost is still a threat to gardens in the North Thompson Valley, according to Clearwater’s Suzanne Gravelle and Anne Baker. The two women spoke during the Seedy Saturday event at Clearwater ski hill on April 13 about their experiences with compost that had been made with manure contaminated with a longterm herbicide. Gravelle wrote about the issue in a letter to the editor last summer. Since then she has heard of more cases in which garden plants have been negatively affected by contaminated manure. The situation begins when farmers or ranchers use a longlasting herbicide to improve their pasture and hay land. Aminopyralid, which is made by Dow Chemicals, appears to be the main culprit, but there are others. Gravelle said she could understand why farmers or ranchers would want to use the herbicide, as it selectively kills broadleafed plants, thereby encouraging grass. The real problem

Extensive flooding this spring, although still possible, appears unlikely, according to the province’s River Forecast Center. Snowpack levels in the North Thompson watershed were 101 per cent of normal as of April 1, according to the center. The overall Fraser Basin index also was 101 per cent. Throughout the province, snow basin indices were at or near normal (90 – 110 per cent). Modelling from the U.S. National Weather Service forecast the persistence of the current neutral

and cover crops, rather than relying on bought manure, Baker said. Both women felt farmers and ranchers in the Valley should be educated about the hazards that herbicides in animal manure pose to garden plants.

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Anne Baker (l) holds a tomato plant that was raised in soil that apparently contained manure contaminated with a longterm herbicide. Suzanne Gravelle holds a much healthier-looking plant that was raised in soil without the manure.

Photo by Keith McNeill happens if the farmer or rancher sells the manure from the animals that have grazed on the treated pasture or been fed hay from the treated hayfield. The herbicide is not broken down by the animals’ digestive systems and, in fact, can retain its activity for several years. If the manure is

El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions into the summer. Typically neutral ENSO years do not favour wetter or drier conditions in British Columbia. Forecasts for April through June from Environment Canada indicate a high likelihood of above normal temperatures across the southern two-thirds of the province, and a small likelihood of cooler than normal temperatures in the northern part. Forecasts indicate a higher likelihood of drier than normal April-June conditions along the southwest Coast and southern


used to make compost or added directly to garden soil, it can negatively affect or even kill certain plants. Aminopyralid particularly affects potatoes, tomatoes and beans, but other plants can be affected as well. Gravelle said she first became aware of the issue last spring when she re-potted

some plants in her greenhouse. Their tops soon curled, cupped and became deformed. Yellow lesions then appeared on the stems. The person she had bought the contaminated manure from took the piles away, but not before she had spread considerable quantities on her raised beds, making

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growing tomato plants, some with the manure and some without, those grown with were noticeably less healthy than those grown without. The best approach is to try to make gardens into closed systems by using homegrown mulches

and central Interior of the province. Forecasts do not indicate any strongly favoured seasonal precipitation conditions through the rest of the province. The River Forecast Center noted that snow pack is only one element that influences whether flooding

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“ People who think of retreating before a battle has been fought ought to have stayed home.” - Michel Ney, Duc D'Elchingen, French marshal editorial by keith mcNeill

Municipal government needs public input to deal with $22 million shortfall How can we expect our public servants to serve the public if we don’t tell them what we want? On Tuesday of last week, April 9, District of Clearwater held an open house to collect public input on its proposed five-year financial plan. Nobody showed up (except for this reporter). That was a little bit surprising for Clearwater. Usually, a session like that will attract at least a few interested citizens. The week before the open house the Times carried a story about how the District’s new infrastructure master plan warns of a $22 million funding shortfall in 20 years if more money isn’t spent on maintenance. That’s about $1.3 million per year. Divided by the roughly 1,300 households in Clearwater, that’s abut $1,000 per year per household. In other words, it’s a serious amount of money. When we put the story about the expected shortfall in the Times, we heard a number of negative comments in local coffee shops and on social media. However, no one, it seems, was upset enough to spend a few minutes at the District office to find out the details and maybe offer some insights or solutions.

Letters Garage sale coming up Editor, The Times:

Clearwater and District Food Bank is gearing up for its annual The Garage Sale To Die For at the North Thompson Funeral Services on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any unwanted household or yard items in good condition, all donations would be greatly appreciated. Please call the Food Bank at 250-674-3402 or 250-674-3697 to arrange drop off or possible pick-up. Thank you.

Pat Stanley Clearwater and District Food Bank

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Of the $1.3 million, an average of $890,000 should be invested in road maintenance each year, according to the infrastructure master plan. Another $260,000 should go into the water system. Wastewater plus parks and land improvements should get $50,000 each per year, while buildings should get $65,000. One approach would be to raise taxes and fees exorbitantly to cover the projected costs. Another would be to do nothing – and hope that grants from senior levels of government are available when the bills for needed maintenance come due. The optimal approach would be no doubt be a balance of the two – but where does that balance point lie? Are there savings or other approaches that the consultant missed? These are all questions that council members and staff at District of Clearwater dearly would like answers to. The District has posted its infrastructure master plan and the public information package for its five-year financial plan on its website (look under News). Take a few moments to check them over. Maybe you can see something that others have missed. There’s a lot of talent in this community, and many people with diverse and sometimes surprising backgrounds. Let’s make use of that talent and experience.

Greenhouse gas editorial contains factual errors Editor, The Times:

The recent release of a report by the BC Auditor General has led to a vigorous debate on the future of carbon neutral government. As a seller of carbon credits to the Pacific Carbon Trust, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) looks forward to any clarity that may result in the B.C. carbon market. However, a recent editorial in this newspaper (“Greenhouse gas leaks from Pacific Carbon Trust” by Tom Fletcher, April 4 issue), perpetuates factual errors that fail to inform any debate. Acquisition of a conservation project is the beginning of our work, not the end. When NCC purchased Darkwoods in

2008, our expensive, long-term commitment to the conservation lands began. From the outset, revenue from carbon sales was seen as critical to supporting this stewardship effort. Without the possibility of carbon sales NCC could not have undertaken a project of the size and scope of Darkwoods. Yet, those facts are conveniently overlooked by Mr. Fletcher. Further, he fails to understand the baseline used to calculate stored carbon at Darkwoods. Independent evaluations were not based on the possibility of NCC clear-cutting the property, but rather on what would have happened had NCC not acquired

Darkwoods. The alternative to NCC ownership was acquisition by a market-based buyer. The land would have been intensively logged and subdivided. The difference between that scenario and the current conserved property forms the basis for carbon valuation. Mr. Fletcher asks, rhetorically if NCC would have logged Darkwoods. “Legally, it could not,” he writes. On the contrary, NCC does log the Darkwoods site. We operate a small, sustainable harvest based on conservation values that supports the property and the community. In fact, overall our ownership of Darkwoods has resulted in a $13 million economic benefit

to the community, to date. The Darkwoods Forest Carbon project was the first of its kind undertaken in Canada. The project is certified under the Verified Carbon Standard; a standard that ensures a carbon project follows internationally-recognized protocols and has tangible environmental benefits. The Nature Conservancy of Canada spent three years developing the project, and exercised due diligence at every step while working with various industry experts. The project also fulfilled all provincial regulations and met all standards for Carbon Offsets. More importantly, Darkwoods is a

world-class conservation project. Without revenue from forest carbon, the long-term protection of this vital 55,000 hectare property and the fate of animals and plants that find a haven there would be in jeopardy. The proceeds from the carbon sales went back into the longterm stewardship of Darkwoods – for the sake of nature and the people of British Columbia. Darkwoods ensures in perpetuity, British Columbians will see the magnificent forest for the trees.

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? of the Week

Do you think this will be a good year for gardening?

Dennis Newby:

Yes, because spring is a month earlier than last year. It took forever for spring to come around last year and summer was the same.

Doug Davis (Barriere):

I do. It's a little nippy now but it was warmer at Easter.

Joyce Harrington:

Kyla Parsons:

Absolutely, because things have warmed up quite a bit.

Absolutely, because the stars are in the right places.

Stephanie Turner:

Anything would be better than last year.

Pacific Carbon Trust scheme is so much hot air Editor, The Times:

Re: "Climate Action As Leadership:  The View From B.C.," April 4 issue. Let us just start by saying this is not the view from B.C. but the view from the B.C. Liberal Party! This Pacific Carbon Trust scheme was part of Gordon Campbell’s  climate change program resulting from a few good pool parties with California’s governor, Arnie, over a couple of bottles of good bourbon! This is the same premier who had a criminal charge for impaired driving and then, two years later, reduced B.C. drivers’ legal limit of alcohol consumption from .08 to .05 per cent blood alcohol. The final nail in Gordy’s coffin was trying to sneak in the HST. This was a great smokescreen to take the taxpayers’ minds off of the selling of B.C. Rail so Christy Clark could beat a hasty retreat and therefore people wouldn’t think she had anything to do with that sale. Campbell’s failed efforts with the HST were rewarded with a posting as Canada’s Ambassador to England.  Rumour has it he

also has a job advising producers of a sit com with ideas for future episodes of “Yes Minister”. All that turmoil has left Terry Lake continuing with the carbon trust boondoggle and trying to convince this provinces’s taxpayers that the Liberal Government is doing the right thing. I think that the statement Terry Lake made regarding the Auditor General (that he was not qualified to make those decisions) demonstrates how much Terry has outgrown his shoes. Make no mistake ... the majority of taxpayers know that these so-called scientists he refers to are also lobbyists, some paid by the government to make enough noise to get ideas adopted. I get a real kick out of the ignorance of politicians babbling about climate change. It’s almost as though they have reinvented the wheel. Where in heck have you been? Climate change has been going on for millions of years. Don’t think you’re going to change that. If you think human carbon emission is the contributing factor, find an alternative. Taxing people to the point of

bought l85 tonnes of carbon offformed Pacific Carbon Trust? starvation is not the answer. The How many junior staff have annucarbon tax on fuel is a good sets at $25 per tonne. The total example. Terry Lake seems to is $4,625 minus the provincial al salaries over $100,000? If this is think that’s carbon neutral. As government rebate of $4,147. The your idea of job creation, maybe soon as that tax was implemented, balance is $478. It sounds to me you should concentrate on photo bus and ferry fares went up and like one government is selling opps for roundabouts on major the cost of transported produce another a lot of hot air! highways. also increased. Even good old BC In closing, I pose two serious Jim Lamberton Hydro decided they need a five questions to Terry Lake: what is The Rambling Man per cent increase which they call a the salary (including expenses and Clearwater, B.C. Rate Rider to take care of unfore- bonuses) of the CEO of our newly seen expenses such as the increased price of fuel. And, HOME HARDWARE IS A CANADIAN OWNED COMPANY yes, we pay GST on that too! Here is a kicker! In 2011 alone, B.C. universities paid $4,460,000 to the Carbon Trust. B.C. school districts paid $5,360,000 and the health authorities paid $5,790,000. This is all taxpayers’ dollars, all money well spent for corporations like Encana’s flare reduction program, and organizations like the Nature Conservatory of Canada, or better yet the Great Bear Carbon Credit Limited Partnership. This New Product looks to me like another way 5kg expands to 3 cu.ft. of buying votes! Closer to home … Clearwater Council just

Capitalism still has many problems Editor, The Times;

Boy, the news from on high is wonderful these days. The U.S. economy is turning around. Housing starts are up and the value of all assets are ‘equal’ to pre- 2008 in the land of the ‘free and the brave’. From the high wall sound the trumpets. Capitalism has triumphed once more. Just recently I was watching that extremely intelligent and articulate interviewer, Bill Moyers on KCTS of PBS Seattle. He was interviewing economist Richard Wolff, dis-

cussing Wolff’s book ‘Capitalism Hits The Fan’. Wolff’s point was that for the last 30 years capitalism has delivered for more ‘bads’ than ‘goods’. For instance, 15 million American workers doing ‘terrible jobs’ receive minimum wage that can be as low as $2.50 per hour. In other words there is no end in sight to their eternal misery. The dream that all citizens of the United States are all equal has slipped further away. Bill Moyers then asked why, if the American dream is so far from the average

citizen, aren’t more Americans angry – willing to do something about it. Wolff’s reply, was that many U.S. citizens are like deer caught in the halogen headlights of an automobile. They simply can’t get it through their heads that, for them, the American dream is simply beyond reach. After all didn’t 48 – 49 percent of them voted for the man (Romney) who said that 47 percent of them were bums and freeloaders? And, of course, there’s always that free market tooth fairy hanging about

to correct all financial wrongs. As anyone knows who has ever caught a deer in the headlights – you can do anything to this unfortunate animal. So it is with many Americans (not all, of course). Just the mention of the stock market reaching new light has them slack-jawed in wonder! Never mind that virtually hundreds of thousands lost their houses, their 401k’s and just about everything else. And will never in their lifetime get them back.

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YEARS AGO: Nearly three-quarters of the students at Clearwater Secondary School were involved in a performance of the musical “Calamity Jane.” The overflow crowd for the two nights was proof that a good standard had been reached in the weeks of rehearsals.

40 Tourism Wells Gray Notice of Special General Meeting & AGM 5:45pm April 24, 2013 at the Clearwater Ski Hill Did you know, that research conducted by Tourism Wells Gray in 2011-2012 found that tourists generate an estimated $22 million within our community? If you own or work for one of the many businesses that derive income from tourists, don’t miss this opportunity to become involved in some of the new opportunities to grow this important part of our economy. The meeting will include: • Annual General Meeting to elect officers and report on 2012 activities. • Special General Meeting to amend society bylaws to allow the Society to function more effectively in future. • An introduction to exciting marketing opportunities, that will reach a world wide audience using video tours and the EQ marketing strategy through our new mobile friendly web portal using video blogs and social media. • News of plans to mark Wells Gray World Heritage Year including the centenary of the discovery of Helmcken Falls (Trevor Goward and Shelley Sim) • We are very proud to welcome local filmmaker Ken Matheson who will be presenting his acclaimed Documentary “Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary” • Networking and feedback session with refreshments

YEARS AGO: A second doctor was needed at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital, members of the Central North Thompson Chamber of Commerce decided. Another doctor would give the local physician some leisure time, and eliminate the necessity for him to be on call for 24 hours a day. The Chamber also decided that the ladies of the Order of the Royal Purple would take charge of the tourist booth during the summer.


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BACK IN TIME Secondary School students’ council bid on a tree planting contract in order to raise funds for the year. The Raft River Grade 7 class had a field trip approved by trustees of School District 26 to visit the Flying “U” Ranch in the Cariboo.


YEARS AGO: Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital ladies Auxiliary voted to raise $28,000 over the coming year for equipment for the hospital. Guest speakers at the annual meeting were outgoing zone rep Colleen Duncan, hospice group rep June Mjolness, hospital administrator Lorraine Ritchie, and director of nursing Pat Ruggles. Three people attended the annual general meeting of the Clearwater Improvement District. Trustees William Bartlett and Art Davison ran unopposed for three-year terms.


YEARS AGO: An article gave tribute to the late Alma Hunsbedt. Born in Peace River, Alberta, in 1919, she lived on Vancouver Island for a while, then moved with her husband, Irven, to Vavenby in 1954. She was one of the instigators in setting up the Vavenby hospital aux-

iliary thrift shop. The Clearwater Incorporation Committee received a preliminary report from consultants Tom Moore and Associates into the question of forming a municipality. Several people in Blue River joined forces in a community project to make the Murtle Lake trail wheelchair accessible. A committee was looking into fire protection for Birch Island. It was deemed not feasible to form an improvement district for the community. Clearwater RCMP’s Cpl. Jim Mackie received a medal and scroll for 20 years of service on the force.


YEARS AGO: A consultative group in Blue River was looking into community policing. “It’s extremely difficult to police a town over 100 km away,” pointed out Clearwater RCMP Sgt. Terry Grimm. For the first time ever, the Dutch Lake and Clearwater Secondary School bands were to be a part of the May Day parade. Also for the first time ever, the North Thompson Sportsplex was to be open for the season on Aug. 23.



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Adventure Guide program and Clearwaterbased outdoor guide Robert Beaudry put on a five-day swiftwater rescue instructors’ course in the Clearwater River. Eight students took part.


YEARS AGO: About 100 Clearwater and area residents put education ahead of playoff hockey to question School District 73 trustees about the possible cut of 100 jobs. Major forest policy changes coming included no longer requiring a company to process at a specific sawmill, Clearwater Forest District manager Max Tanner told a Clearwater Chamber of Commerce meeting.


YEARS AGO: Sherri-Lynne Madden was hired to serve as services coordinator for Electoral Areas A (Wells Gray Country) and B (Thompson Headwaters). Madden held a Bachelor of Natural Resources Sciences degree from Thompson Rivers University and was a registered forest technician. District of Clearwater hired its first permanent chief administrative officer, Isabell Hadford. She came with 20 years experience in municipal government, including seven years as CAO at Bowen Island.


YEAR AGO: A proposed smallscale hydro project for Shannon Creek near Avola could help provide the Valley with a more secure energy supply, consultant Wes Bieber told the Thompson Headwaters (Area B) services committee. The $5 million project would provide 2.5 megawatts of electricity. Kim and Dale Miller were backing the project through their company, Soler Logging.

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Joshua Prudhomme, age six, hold up a poster advertising a garage sale at his home on Saturday, April 13. Money raised during the event is to go towards a playground proposed for Chad Schapansky Park, which is named for a Clearwater firefighter who was killed during a fire several years ago. Prudhomme got the idea after attending the Easter egg hunt recently held at the Clearwater firehall with his father, who is also a firefighter. Last year Joshua raised money through a lemonade stand and garage sale for Operation Smile, a non-profit that corrects cleft palates in Third World children. Photo by Keith McNeill

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ICBC road safety speaker reaches out to Southern Interior students ahead of grad party season Times Staff On average, 240 youth are injured and three are killed in crashes during April, May and June every year in the Southern Interior. On April 26, ICBC road safety speaker John Westhaver will speak at Clearwater Secondary School, part of a tour of Southern Interior schools to connect with high school students as they head into the grad party season. “It’s important that we

do what we can to help B.C. youth understand the devastating impact one wrong decision could have on their lives and their families,” said Mary Polak, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “The reality is that car crashes are the number one preventable cause of death for youth in B.C. ICBC’s road safety speakers help strengthen young people’s decision-making skills and teach them to think twice before taking risks behind the wheel.” For the past 16 years, ICBC

road safety speakers have been sharing their stories with more than 50,000 B.C. high school students every year. “Our road safety speaker program is one way that we reach out to students to motivate them to make smart, safe driving choices,” said John Dickinson, ICBC’s director of road safety. “Our road safety speakers connect with students through their personal, heartbreaking stories and help them realize the tragic and life-changing consequences of taking risks while driving.”

Web mapping now available to public Submitted Thompson-Nicola Regional District(TNRD) is offering web mapping services to the general public for the first time with its new application, myRegionView. MyRegionView provides the general public access, 24 hours a day, to property related information; local services; building permits; land-use information and regulations; and other valuable spatial information, all maintained by the TNRD’s Geographic Information System (GIS) department. With this new application, users can search for a property and/or map feature in a TNRD rural area or in most member municipalities, generate a property information report, create a printable map, or find services offered by the Regional District, such as libraries, water systems and transfer stations. It is integrated with Bing and Google

Maps, both aerial image and map based. “MyRegionView is a valuable tool for users who will now be able to skip the extra step and directly access data that previously had to be requested via TNRD staff,” said Regina Sadilkova, director of Development Services. “The web application is easy to use and will be most useful for various groups, including realtors, contractors, and developers, as well as the general public.” The new web mapping application will have a simple interface with intuitive and powerful tools to search and display layers of information, measure distances and areas, as well as print maps in a variety of different formats. MyRegionView is compatible with all major browsers, and requires Microsoft Silverlight Plug-In and Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded for free. To get started with myRegionView, go to http://

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with other organizations. Sharing of existing, verified checks will remove the need and cost for multiple checks and allow volunteers and employees to move more easily between agencies. The changes will acknowledge and support volunteerism while furthering

provincial leadership in protecting children and vulnerable adults. In 2011, B.C. became the only Canadian province to require criminal record checks of employees working with vulnerable adults, including those at risk of abuse or exploitation due to their age,

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Funds to fight invasive plants lion in new grants to control the spread of invasive plants, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced April 10. VICTORIA – The provincial The 28 grants are being given government is providing $1.7 milto local governments, regional invasive species committees and the Invasive Species Council of B.C. to assist their activities and support the objectives of the provincial Invasive Plant All candidates forum Program. for Kamloops-North Thompson This funding is in addition to the proviNciAl elecTioN $534,000 already earmarked by the Ministry of Forests, May 3, 2013 Lands, and Natural Resource Operations. 7:00 pm Funding has also been granted to the at the Invasive Species North Thompson Council of B.C. to assist with provincial Fall Fair Hall collaboration, co-ordination and communication, and to improve Hosted by the North mechanisms for reportThompson Star/Journal ing invasive species. Invasive plants are not native to a particuthis ad is sponsored by lar ecosystem and have the potential to displace long-established species.

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Above: Sheldon Musselman (l) and Allison Kiewitt perform with other members of the Clearwater Secondary School guitar group.

Singing for their supper Left: Sarah Dohms sings the blues during a Burger and Beer night at Clearwater ski hill lodge on Friday, April 12.

Far left: Cody Dana plays the electric guitar. A good-sized crowd attended the event, which was held to benefit the school and ski club. Left: Jordene Conroy plays the acoustic guitar and provides backup vocals during the performance.

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Rodeo Rednecks raise funds Members of the Rodeo Rednecks 4H Club stand with some of the booty they collected during a recent bottle drive. Pictured are (back, l-r) Shaye Turcotte, Gareth Hewett, Indigo Johnson, (front, l-r) Paige Weninger, Zandreya Richards, and Mackenzie Ross. The group raised $1843.34. The club has partnered with Aspen Service Center in an ongoing used battery fundraiser. If you have any used vehicle batteries, bring them down to Aspen Service Centre during store hours and staff there will put them aside for the 4H club.

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The provincial election officially began last Tuesday with the dropping of the writ, but the candidates from the Liberal, New Democratic and Conservative parties were already hard at work on the campaign trail before then. Incumbent Liberal MLA Terry Lake and his main challenger, New Democrat Kathy Kendall, both opened their campaign offices on April 6 in North Kamloops. Lake’s office is at 703 Tranquille in Library Square. Telephone number is

Incumbent MLA Terry Lake is B.C.'s Minister of the Environment.

250-434-9468, email is info@terrylake2013. ca, and website is Kendall’s office is at 177 Tranquille Road. The phone number there is 250-554-4490.

Her campaign’s email is kathy.kendall@, while her website is http:// The New Democrat hopeful was in Clearwater on Monday to meet with supporters and go door-knocking. The Conservative Party candidate, Ed Fehr of Barriere, stepped down from the race on Friday, April 12 because of health considerations. A candidate from outside the riding, Ed Klop of Sorrento, is taking his place. As of press-time early this week the Green Party had not picked a candidate

NDP candidate Kathy Kendall is a Kamloops lawyer.

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Girls take on St. Ann’s

Cold weather for icebreaker tourney

Clearwater Secondary School senior girls soccer player Keisha Johnson takes the ball up the field with support from Annie Butcher during a game against St. Ann’s on Tuesday, April 9. Kamloops’ earlier start to the practice season showed and the local squad lost the game 4 – 0. Photo by Keith McNeill

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Marshall McRae gets ready to catch a fly ball just inside the fence at Capostinsky Park during an ice-breaker tournament held by Clearwater’s slow-pitch league last weekend. Teams for the tourney were made by taking names randomly, mixing the usual order. Participants report the weather was bitterly cold on Saturday but warmed up on Sunday. Photos by Keith McNeill

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Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development VICTORIA – In light of research highlighting the frequency and severity of injuries as a result of bodychecking, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennett encouraged education and awareness about youth bodychecking for parents, coaches, and all involved in youth hockey. "I played defence in hockey. Both of my

sons played, I coached and I managed hockey teams, but I don't pretend to be any sort of an expert. I just want parents and coaches to be aware of the medical information available today on the impact of bodychecking at a young age, so that they can make an informed decision,” said Bennett on April 14. In June, members will consider a resolution at the BC Hockey annual general meeting to raise the age of the introduction of bodychecking in youth rep hockey. BC Hockey is encouraging members to let

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their associations know if they support raising the age. BC Hockey president Wilf Liefke said, "Many local associations are holding their AGMs in the weeks leading up to the provincial AGM, so this is a good opportunity to discuss the issue and make informed decisions." "Increasingly medical research confirms that the adolescent brain is especially vulnerable to traumatic brain injury,” commented Bill Barrable, Rick Hansen InstituteCEO. “A growing body of research is also telling

us that body checking in youth rep leagues is a major risk factor for spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. It's very important that minor hockey associations promote awareness among all parents, coaches and players with these The BC Hockey annual general meeting will be held June 7-9 at Sun Peaks near Kamloops. Hockey Canada rules do not allow bodychecking below the age of 11. Each provincial or territorial association sets its own rules for bodychecking for players 11 and above.

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Bill 14 – Anti bullying and harassment training Submitted According to a 2009 Ipsos Reid survey, nearly one in five Canadians feel that their working environment is not psychologically safe. Did you know that employers are now required to train their employees regarding workplace harassment and bullying? Effective July 2, 2012, the BC government passed Bill 14, which changes the language of the Workers Compensation Act to include bullying and harassment as compensatory claims. Due diligence for employers now requires that they: • Train employees and management regarding harassment and bullying in the workplace • Develop unambiguous antiharassment and anti-violence policies • Set out a process for investigating complaints that is fair, thorough, unbiased and objective To address the requirements of Bill 14, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is offering two workshops regarding workplace harassment and bullying.

Workshop for Employers, Managers, and Supervisors May 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Community Resource Centre. Cost: $100 Workshop for Employees May 9, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Community Resource Centre Cost: $20 The interactive workshops teach employers and employees what they need to know about harassment. Harassment is defined as: “… a course of vexatious comment or conduct that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome.” There are three types of harassment: discriminatory, sexual, and bullying (personal or psychological harassment). All employers should be concerned with any type of harassment in their workplace. Harassment is illegal – even if it happens away from the worksite (meetings, parties, business trips). Harassment is normally a series of incidents but can be one severe incident which has a lasting impact on the individual. Employers are responsible for protecting workers and they must

ensure there are policies in place as well as procedures on how to handle any complaints that come forward. Creating and maintaining a healthy workplace has never been more important. Harassment and bullying training not only provides assistance on how to identify harassment and bullying, but also increases knowledge around what to do if the situation arises. During this workshop, employers will learn how to identify these behaviours and how to stop them. The workshop for employers, managers, and supervisors has opportunities for participants to do some scenarios that are based on actual cases that have come before human rights commissions, arbitrators, and courts which helps in understanding the consequences of harassment. Workshop facilitator Kellie Auld, owner and principal consultant of Simply Communicating, ensures that participants can share experiences in a safe, wel-

Interior bands get mine revenue share By Tom Fletcher, Black Press VICTORIA – The B.C. government signed its 13th and 14th mine revenue sharing agreements Thursday, giving two Williams Lake-area aboriginal communities a share of revenues from a metal mine expansion. The Williams Lake Indian Band and the Xatsull (Soda Creek) First Nation will share 35 per cent of provincial royalties from an expansion of the Mt. Polley mine east of Williams Lake. Williams Lake Chief Ann Louie said a partnership with mine operator Imperial Metals has already resulted in employment for some of her community’s 700 members, and the revenue agreement is another important step forward. Xatsull Chief Bev Sellars issued a statement on the agreement. “We welcome this long-awaited acknowledgment of our environmental and economic interests that Xatsull holds in our stewardship area,” Sellars said. Aboriginal Relations Minister Ida Chong said it is not yet possible to put a dollar figure on the agreement, because it depends on how much copper, gold and silver is produced by the mine expansion and the market price at the time. The expansion of Mt. Polley has received environmental permits and is expected to operate until 2024. The company projects that during its life it will produce 34 million pounds of copper, 46,800 ounces of gold and 90,000 ounces of silver.

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Clearwater Christian Church

“an Independent” congregation in fellowship with the broader Christian community in the area.

Your places of worship

Meeting at: 11 Lodge Drive (Behind Fields Store)

Sunday Worship Service 10 am On the Web: For information 250.674.3841 or 250.674.2912


3083 Capostinsky Rd. • Service 11 a.m. Sunday Morning Celebration Services Ian Moilliet Pastor 250-676-9574 Non Denominational

St James Catholic Church

Sunday Service Mass • 11am - 12pm Tuesday & Thursday 10am 324 Clearwater Village Road 250-672-5949 Father Don O’Reilly

Clearwater Seventh-Day Adventist Church Pastor Bill Kelly Saturday Service - 10am Clearwater Christian Church Ph. 250-674-3468

CLEARWATER UNITED CHURCH Meeting at Catholic Church of St. James


Sunday 9am

Rev. Brian Krushel

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Clearwater Living Streams Christian Fellowship Meeting at New Life Assembly every Sunday 5:00pm

Contact Dave Meehan 250-674-3217 email: Clearwater Community Church open to everyone - all denominations

CLEARWATER NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY Dan Daase - Pastor Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am

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Wednesdays Am Ladies Bible Study Thursday 3-5pm Kids Club

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Phone: 250-674-2532 • Kamloops: 554-2533 • Fax: 554-2536

Financial Statement Preparation • Corporate & Personal Income Taxes



Hazel Dowds



Journeyman Carpenter

Construction Tiny Builders Ltd. Box 345 Clearwater BC V0E 1N0

Fully Insured Journeyman Carpenters Bonded General Contractor

674-4001 (250) 674-8469 (250)

John White


Appliance Pet Repair Grooming massage APPLIANCE REPAIRS



Shiatsu Clinic




REPAIR Located In APPLIANCE The Legion Four Star Service Building Arlee Yoerger

250-674-0079 Professional Quality

Registered with N.H.P.C. & Canadian Reflexology Association

Pet Grooming


Box 463 Clearwater, B.C. V0E 1N0

Tel: (250) 674-3444 Fax: (250) 674-3444

Safe Shelter Building Supply If you need help getting away from domestic abuse,

call Safe Home (250) 674-2135 in Little Fort, Clearwater, Birch Island, Vavenby, Avola & Blue River (250) 682-6444 in Dareld, Barriere, Chu Chua, Louis Creek and McLure

Open Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 3133 Hundsbedt Rd Call for day or evening appointments VAVENBY BC 674-0098 PARTS (250) - SALES - SERVICE CALLS USED APPLIANCES 250-676-0052

Anytime day• or night Winter Hours 8:30am - 5pm - Please don’t wait until it’s too late. Call us now. We can help. If you would like to volunteer, call 250-674-2600 and ask for Wendy

Septic Construction


ON CALL SEPTICConstruction SERVICES& in Clearwater will be in

Renovations from Valemount, Blue River and Avola every first Friday of each Foundations month. Charges for septic pumps start at $250 plus totax. Roof

Charges are subject to pump volume, location of the tank and dumping fees. Rob Kerslake We do require a minimum of 3 appointments Steve Noble to be able to service your area.

Please call to make an appointment 250-674-0145 or 250-674-1869

Al Kirkwood 674-3343


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YEARS Septic - Installation - Service - Pumping Demolition - Excavation - Backhoe ServiceEXPERIENC

Residential & Industrial Wells

Trucking - Crane Truck - Water - Dump Well Driller Gravel - Sand - Top Soil - Snow Removal

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Electric Contractors


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Building Contractor

Renovations • Additions • New Construction Home Repairs • HAFI Jobs • Project Management




Symons Electric

~ flowers ~ plants ~ gifts ~ balloon bouquets ~

Good Prices • Great Service • Quality Work

specializing in weddings, sympathy, birthdays, anniversaries and other important occasions


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Now accepting pre-orders

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Residential & Commercial Garbage Collection. Residential includes Blue Bag Recycling Furnace Installations • Heat Pump Installations • Hot Water Tank Replacements • Air Conditioning installs • We repair all makes and models • Modular Home Furnaces • Ducting


Motor Licence Office

Plumbing & Drains



250-674-2733 132 Station Road, Box 157, Clearwater, B.C. V0E 1N0 Office Hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Open through the Noon hour


District of Clearwater



Sunshine Valley Growers Kyla Parsons

73 Taren Drive, Clearwater Phone 250-674-2929 Toll Free: 1-877-974-2929

Containers available for construction sites, yard clean-up, industrial sites etc.

Phone Jager Garbage 250-674-3798 Serving from Vavenby to Blackpool area

Propane Service



JASEN MANN 250-674-8151

PROPANE SALES & SERVICE For all your Propane Needs PROPANE SALES & SERVICE Call• Bev Tanks • Residential Commercial • Gas Fitting • Services • For all of your propane Competitive Rates •needs Level Pay Plan

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• Landscape Design • Agroforestry • Xeric Dryscapes • Range Management A15 • Native Species Landscapes • Raw Land Assessment/Ideas • Hydroseeded Lawns • Aerial Revegetation • Land Reclamation • Greenhouses

District of Clearwater

250-674-2733 132 Station Road, Box 157, Clearwater, B.C. V0E 1N0 Office Hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Open through the Noon hour

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Septic Service




Located In The Legion Building

“Interior Health approved” POTABLE WATER SERVICE

Registered with N.H.P.C. & Canadian Reflexology Association

Give us a call before it’s too late! BEST rates in town

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3133 Hundsbedt Rd VAVENBY BC

every first Friday of each month. 24 Hour Service Charges for septic pumps start at Free $250Scrap plusCar tax. Removal Charges are subject to pump volume, location of the tank 516 Swanson Road and dumping fees. Used Auto Parts We do require a minimum of 3 appointments to be able to service your area.


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Breach of probation A Clearwater male was issued a summons last week for breaching his probation order. After being charged with an offence, the person may be placed on probation and given a number of conditions to abide by. If these conditions are not met, then the person is charged again under “failure to comply with probation.” A summons is similar to a warrant in that it demands someone attend court, however; no arrest needs to be made. The police officer simply hands the offender the document.

Addressing your address! Clearwater RCMP would like everyone to be aware that it is important that there is a visible, readable sign posted on your house or in your yard with your address written on it. This is for your own safety. It can be hard sometimes when the police are dispatched to your residence for an emergency and cannot locate your house.


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Early last week Clearwater RCMP received a call involving two drunk persons, one male and one female. The complainant heard the two persons arguing in the parking lot of their residence. RCMP showed up and listened to allegations of assault from the female. The male was arrested and awaits trial; the female was arrested due to her extreme intoxication and lodged in the Clearwater detachment for the evening to sober up.




Valemount, Blue River and Avola

250-674-2214 • 250-674-1542

Drunken domestic dispute

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call Safe HomeRV & Boat Storage

Septic Towing


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If you need help getting away from domestic abuse,


Professional Quality Pet Grooming

Tel: (250) 674-3444 Fax: (250) 674-3444

Storage Storage Safe Shelter

Pet Grooming

Business & Service Directory JAYLEE DOG Shiatsu Clinic


Box 463 Clearwater, B.C. V0E 1N0


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1-800-222-TIPS Clearwater RCMP Report The police have GPS systems in their vehicles, which give them a reference point. However; these are not exactly accurate. The quicker we pinpoint your house, the quicker we can help you.

Possible scam targets seniors in the community Clearwater RCMP report that elderly people in the community are being contacted and offered a new medical alert/alarm system. The caller asks for $30 and says that in return a buyer would get a new machine. The caller says that it would be operational all over the country, and would be cheaper as well. At this time, the RCMP cannot confirm whether it is a scam or not but ask that people use caution before making any sort of purchase. It is a poor practice to provide personal, bank account or credit card information over the phone.

Preparing for Arts Festival Annie Whelen, a Grade 7 student at Raft River Elementary, works on one of 10 banners being painted by students from Raft River Elementary and Clearwater Secondary with the help of local artists. The banners are being made in preparation for the Clearwater Arts Festival, which will be put on by the North Thompson Arts Council on April 21. The banners will be displayed at the festival as well as at other celebrations and projects. Photo submitted by Charlene Lau


Thursday, April 18, 2013 Clearwater Times

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it. Cullen Hightower


required to train their employees regarding workplace harassment and bullying? To help employers meet the requirements of Bill 14, TRU is offering two anti-bullying and harassment workshops. Date: May 9

Location: Community Resource Centre

Workshop for Employers, Managers & Supervisors Time: 8:3oam -12:30pm Cost: $100

Workshop for Employees Time: 1:30pm - 3pm Cost: $20


Apr29 or May 24

Propane Attendant

Apr 20


Traffic Control

Apr 27 & 28


Transportation Endorsement Apr 30

Wells Gray Country UPCOMING EVENTS

April: Self guided Lambing Tours, 11– 4pm, 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. Apr 21: CNT Rod & Gun Club, club meeting, 7 pm, Blackpool Hall, 250-250-6741160 for info. Apr 24: TWG special general meeting & agm, 6 pm, Clw Ski Hill Apr 26: Challengers Supper/Coffee House Fundraiser w/silent auction. 5-9 pm @ Elks Hall Apr 27: Pitch-In 9–12 pm. A container will be at the Sportsplex. Call

250.674.2257 to be assigned an area, to report an area to be 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 3: LF Coffee House. 6:30, open mic, $4/per, Little Fort hall. May 4: Spring Flea Market, 9 am – 1 pm, 10/table, info 250-2506741674 or 250-676-9443@ Rotary Sports Park May 4: Ed Peekeekoot Concert, Blackpool Hall, 7 pm, tickets $12, at the door $15 May 5: Ed’s Woodcarving, Insight Auto Service, starts 1pm.

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 Sun of the mth. 250-250-6742700 • Women in Business Luncheon: 2nd Wed. of the mth at Wells Gray Inn, 12–2 pm. Preregister at 250-250-6742700 • 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 250-6743703 for more info. • Clearwater Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9:00 am – Noon. For more info please call Anne at 250-250-6743444. • 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 mth. 6:30pm. 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 250-250-6742600 ext 227 • NT BC Home Schoolers: Meets Fri. afternoons. Call Leanna 250-250-6740057 for details • Kids Club: Clearwater New Life Assembly. Meets every Thur. 3-5 pm. Ages 5-12. For info contact Bobbi @ 250-2506743346

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 250-250-6740224 • 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. 250-6742699 • 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 250-6742468 annie.pomme@ • Core Strength Fitness. Tuesdays. 10-11am 250-250-6740001 • Walking Club: Indoors: Wed. Jan. 30 - Mar. 13, 6:30 - 7:30 AM at Clearwater Secondary. FREE. 250-250-6741878 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 250-250-6742518 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.


Bullying in the Workplace

May 9

$20 or $100

Foodsafe Level 1

May 24 & 25

OFA Level 3 First Aid

May 27 – Jun 7


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In Memoriam

Coming Events

In Loving Memory Jessie Hodgetts, Apr. 18, 2005 My thoughts wander as daylight fades to the land of long ago, And memory paints the scenes of old, In the gold of the twilight glow. I seem to see, in the soft dim light, A face I loved the best, And I think of her when the sun’s last ray Goes down in the far-off west. Sadly missed by her family and sister.

Coming Events Annual Spring Flea Market May 4; 9 am - 1 pm Rotary Sports Park Concession available. Groups and organizations welcome. $10/table. For more info or for pick up of donations to Rotary ph. 250-674-1674 or 250-6769443. Don’t miss the Celebration of Rural Living Expo & Trade Show April 27-28, 2013 9am-5pm daily NT Agriplex & Fall Fair Facility 4872 Dunn Lake Rd., Barriere Over 100 booths & displays to peruse. Music, concessions, giveaways. A full lineup of feature speakers: including Dr. Art Hister. Free draws every hour. $5/adult, $3/stud. or senior, children 12 & under Free. Vendor and Expo info at: 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:

Mother’s Day Scentsy Open House No tax - cash & carry Saturday & Sunday April 27 & 28; 10 am - 4 pm Scentsy (warmers), Grace Adele (purses/jewellery) & Veleta (chocolate fondue & cheese sauce to sample). 436 Ritchie Rd. Sunshine Valley 250-587-6222

The Garage Sale To Die For May 4, 9 am - 2 pm. North Thompson Funeral Services 73 Taren Dr. If you have any unwanted household or yard items in good condition, all donations will be greatly appreciated. Please call the Food Bank at 250-674-3402 or 250-6743697 to arrange drop off or possible pick up.






Help Wanted

Financial Services

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NOTICE Please make a correction in your North Thompson Community Directory 2013. The listing under Campground & RV for Fifty-Two Ridge RV Park should be under Restaurants: Fifty-Two Ridge, Clearwater 250-6743909.

Only 6 more days to vote NO to borrowing 1.2 million. Get out & have a say! - A Barriere tax payer. Safe Home Response Providing a safe place to escape for women and their children. Volunteers always needed. Call 250-674-2135.


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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services MISSION Hill Family Estate Recruitment Open House We’re seeking to build dynamic teams for our 2013 Summer Season and are looking for applicants who share our passion for world-class wine and creating memorable guest service. Bring your resume and join us at the winery Friday, April 12th, 4pm to 6pm 1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley BC, Canada V4T 2E4

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HAFI GRANTS Notice to low income seniors and persons with disability. You may qualify for a grant up to 20,000. to modify and adapt your home for improved safety and accessibility. For details contact your local HAFI expert Hans Ounpuu, Building contractor @ 250-674-3875. Need some help with those odd jobs you don’t have time for? Call Keiran Jones at 250-674-3051

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250-587-0026 Anytime Barriere Alcoholics Anonymous Call: 250-672-9643 For Al Anon Call: 250-672-9643, 250-677-4234 Clearwater: AA meetings every Wed., #11 Lodge Dr., side door. Roll call 8 p.m. 250674-7155 or 250-674-7313

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Help Wanted

NOW HIRING JIM’S FOOD MARKETS and A&W in Clearwater are now accepting resumes for FULL & PART TIME seasonal positions. We are seeking MATURE, RESPONSIBLE and MOTIVATED people to fill these positions. If you feel you will be an asset to our team, please bring your resume and cover letter to the store or the restaurant or email them to: jackson@jfmc.a

PLEASE CLEARLY INDICATE THE FOLLOWING: 1. Where would you like to work, A&W or Jim’s Food Market? 2. Are you seeking FULL TIME or PART TIME work? 3. Are you interested in working late-night shifts (10pm - 6am)?

The Employment Program of British Colum The Operate by Yellowhead Community Services The Employment Program of BC is funded by the Government of Canada & the Province of British Columbia



Thursday, April 18, 2013 North Thompson Times

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Food Products

Misc. for Sale

MacLennan Farms will have yearling grass finished beef at end of April. Sold by the quarter based on Hang Weight, or smaller orders of choice by kg. Price list avail upon request. Phone 250-674-2449.

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING - Blowout clearance sale! 20x22 $4,188. 25x26 $4,799. 30x34 $6,860. 32x44 $8,795. 40x50 $12,760. 47x74 $17,888. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. or visit us online at: STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at:

Mobile Homes & Parks

Home Improvements FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft

Overnight Delivery in most of BC!


Garage Sales

Painting & Decorating

Mother’s Day Scentsy Open House No tax - cash & carry Sat. & Sun. April 27 & 28 10 am - 4 pm Scentsy warmers, Grace Adele (purses/jewellery), & Veleta (chocolate fondue & cheese sauce to sample). 436 Ritchie Rd. (Sunshine Valley) 250-587-6222

BUDGET PAINTING, Interior, Exterior, Residential, Commercial, Summer Special 25% Off, Excellent References, Fully Insured, 100% Customer Satisfaction, Senior Discounts, Free Estimates, 1-(250)-571-9722

Yard Sale: May 3-4, 9am-3pm. #4 620 Dixon Creek Rd. Tools, electronics, tapes, household & misc.

Heavy Duty Machinery

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Hay for sale - small sq bales, mixed grass, some oats. Approx 50 lb/bale. 250-674-3665.

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances Convection oven and stove top, stacking w/d, 30” stove, lots of single washers and dryers. All reconditioned. Call 250-674-0079. Convection oven & stovetop, stacking w/d, 30” stove, lots of single washers and dryers. Call 250-674-0079

Auctions Auction Huge 3 Restaurant Like New Equipment Auction. April 20 @ 11 AM at Dodd’s Auction 3311-28 Ave, Vernon. 1-866-545-3259 View photos at . HUGE Food Equipment Sale Auction World, Kelowna- New from the manufacturer to auction block! Used from closed restaurants & bailiff seizures or call 1-800-556-5945 KAMLOOPS - APRIL 26TH HORSE & TACK AUCTION Kamloops Stockyards. Tack 4:30pm, Horses 6pm. To consign Tack or Horses call 250573-3939 BC Livestock Co-op (no tack accepted after 3pm)

A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; w w w. b i g i r o n d r i l l i n g . c o m . Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Perennials, large selection, Apr 20-21, call for info: 250672-2410. RESTLESS LEG Syndrome & leg cramps? Fast relief in one hour. Sleep at night. Proven for over 32 years. Online Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.

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Misc. Wanted True Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold and Silver coins, Bills + Not melting down, Serious Collector. Call: Coin Couple 1-778-281-0030 Used Postage Stamps Support International Scouting by donating used stamps which are sorted & sold to raise money for the International Development Fund of the International Scout & Guide Fellowship. This fund pays for training for Scouters in the third world. Drop stamps off at front counter of the Star/Journal in Barriere, or call Margaret at (250)672-9330.

Real Estate Acreage for Sale Barriere: 10 acres on Glengrove. Paved Rd., power, phone, water @ lot line. $149,000. 250-690-7244

For Sale By Owner Clearwater: 14x70 1998 Moduline MH with winter package, 2 bdrm, very gd cond. Owned by elderly lady. Incl c/a, w/d, f/s. Extra lg windows, very bright and airy. Master bdrm has full 4 window bay. Two full bath, 1 is ensuite. New roof 3 yrs ago. Incl 2 roofed porches. Requires moving. Asking $62,000.00. Call Jones 250-674-3051 or Clearwater: 2 bdrm MH, w/view in Mountainview MH Park. Rent to own $580/mo, incl pad rent w/$1,000 down pym. Call 604-850-9059 or 604-751-2771

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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.




Trucks & Vans

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For Sale

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of VICTOR JOHN KOHLMAN ALSO KNOWN AS VICTOR KOHLMAN ALSO KNOWN AS VIC KOHLMAN, deceased, logger, late of Pad 16, Airport Road, Wagon Wheel Trailer Park, Box 919, Barriere, British Columbia, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executrix care of FULTON & COMPANY LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, 300 - 350 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops, British Columbia, V2C 1Y1, on or before the 21st day of May, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims of which the Executrix then has notice. PAULA WENDY HARMS, Executrix of the Estate of VICTOR JOHN KOHLMAN ALSO KNOWN AS VICTOR KOHLMAN ALSO KNOWN AS VIC KOHLMAN, Deceased.

Darfield: 10 acres pasture avail. for gentle animals, plenty of water, very reasonable. (250)672-9280


Suites, Lower


Clearwater: Newer 2-bdrm 1200 sq ft daylight bsmt suite. 6 app. Prvt entry. NS/NP. Ref. req. $900/mo. Elec/heat incl. 250-674-3109

Apt/Condo for Rent

Auto Financing

Clearwater: Cute 2 bdrm apt. Close to town. Own entrance. Avail Apr 15, sm dog or cat ok. $600/mo + util. 250-674-0188

Commercial/ Industrial 3 self contained units: two @ 550 sqft, one @ 340 sq ft. Ideal retail/office space w/kitchenette right by Riverside Rafting & Fitness Centre. For details call 250-674-0001 or

1986 Toyota pickup

2 wheel drive, running gear is in good shape, body and canopy are as well, box needs some work, tires are about 65% tread. Serviced regularly at the Toyota dealer in Kamloops. call 250-674-3665 $750

Cottages / Cabins Clearwater: Cabin for rent. Avail. immed. $800/mo. Everything incl (util, internet, cable TV). Can come furnished or unfurnished. Watauga Village 250-674-2700

Misc for Rent Furnished bachelor suite, incl access to Riverside Fitness Centre $600/mo, (internet, cable TV). 250-674-0001 or

Modular Homes Clearwater: 2 bdrm & den dbl wide MH, f/s, w/d, wood stove. N/S, no pets. $600/mo + util. DD & ref req. 250-587-6123

Homes for Rent Barriere/Louis Creek: 1 bdrm home on 9.5 acres. $850/mo Avail Jun 1. 250-690-7244

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

Cars - Domestic 2008 Mazda 3. 42,000 km, 17inch wheels, sunroof. Never driven in winter. Asking $14,000. Ph. 250-674-0003.

Forest Lake - lakefront small home, absolutely NS/NP, $595 incl. util. 604-541-4084 or 778773-2465

Office/Retail Barriere: Commercial space over 800sq.ft. for rent. Avail immediately $500/mo includes hydro, 2 RR. (250)672-9909

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Western Canada Theatre unveils production lineup Tim Petruk Kamloops This Week Last month, during a press event offering a sneak peek at Western Canada Theatre’s production of Fiddler on the Roof, the company’s artistic director hinted at an ambitious future. Daryl Cloran said Kamloops theatre-lovers would see a highreaching lineup for the 2013-2014 season. And, last week, he delivered. Cloran, alongside WCT general manager Lori Marchand, unveiled the schedule at Sagebrush Theatre on Thursday, March 28. The most fanfare at the event was devoted to Les Miserables, a WCT production that will run at Sagebrush from Nov. 28 to Dec. 11. Marchand said it was a long process to land the rights to stage a production of the classic musical. “It has been tied up because of big productions down in the States and internationally,” she said, noting the process of securing rights and financing for Les Mis took about 18 months. “When it drops off those big international stages, a small window opens up for companies like us.” Up to this point, Fiddler on the Roof is the largest, mostinvolved production WCT has staged. That will change when the curtain lifts on Les Mis later this year. Reach all of BC through our Classifieds. Call 250.674.3343




Obituaries Dorothy Mae Easson 1929 - 2013

Ricky Terrance Ball 1958 - 2013

“Les Mis, from a production standpoint, is even bigger,” Cloran said. “We’re doing it ourselves and it’s an even bigger cast than Fiddler is.” Diverse lineup Marchand said she’s proud of the broad range of productions on WCT’s schedule for the 20132014 season. “There is a great diversity in the lineup,” she said. “There’s everything from a big Broadway musical to cutting edge First Nations work to the culturally relevant offerings at the Pavilion.” When trying to negotiate future production schedules, Marchand said, diversity is something that is given a lot of consideration. “We fully embrace our role as the only fully professional theatre-producing company in the Southern Interior,” she said. “We try to provide as broad an offering as we can and we work to ensure that our audiences see some of the finest theatre in the country.”



It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ricky Terrance Ball, 55, who lost his battle to cancer March 12, 2013 in Edson, Alberta. Rick was born in Edmonton, Alberta on February 25, 1958 to John and Flo Ball. He spent most of his life in the Clearwater, B.C. area. He enjoyed playing and watching sports especially slow pitch, hockey and curling. He was a very hard working man who enjoyed cracking open a few beers with good friends. Rick was predeceased by his father John Ball and survived by his mother Flo Ball, sons Mike (Theresia) Ball and Jeffry John (Danielle) George, daughter Shelby Ball, brothers John (Michelle) Ball, Don Ball and sisters Rhonda Ball, Lee Anne Robinson, Kelly (John) Ball, and many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Rick will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. At his request, no service will be held.





Dorothy Mae Easson of Clearwater BC passed away suddenly on April 11, 2013. She was born in Cranbrook, BC On November 4th, 1929. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Stuart; daughters Beverley (Brian); Shirley (Paul); Lori (Allan); Kim (Tymen); also survived by her stepchildren Ruth (Danny); Jim (Lorene); Nancy (Jeff); Wally (Berni); Stuart Jr. (Joyce); grandchildren Nicole, Justin, Adam, Tanisha, Madeline, Niall, Darryl, Shane, Danielle, Erin, Kristen, Jordan, Corey, Stuart and Amanda. 16 great grandchildren as well as two half sisters Marlene and Joan. Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Dorothy moved to Scotland at a very young age with her mother Anne where they lived with her grandmother until Dorothy was sixteen. Moving back to BC, Dorothy continued to be a loving daughter. She married in 1949 and raised her four daughters with all the love any child could possibly need. On April 12th, 1982 she married Stuart Easson and lived happily for over 31 years. Together they enjoyed the outdoors at the lake fishing and working on their property. Dorothy

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was also a lady of many talents. She loved to sew and do cross stitch, her enthusiasm for computers amazed us all! She loved her times with her friends drinking coffee, chatting and doing crafts together. Dorothy will be remembered as a woman who knew how to love unconditionally, whose smile lit up a room and who had an incredible sense of humour. She will be in our hearts forever! Private family arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services Ltd, Clearwater, BC, 250-674-3030. Condolences may be sent to the family at WWW.

“Artichokes & Cultural Folks”

Sunday, April 21st 3pm – 7pm at CSS Art Exhibits, Demonstrations, Live Performances, Documentary Film Screenings, Hands-on Activities & Concession

Elementary Art Contest Entries Exhibited Please come vote for your favourite artworks!

Celebrate the contribution of artists, arts and culture in our community!

We hare a lot about cutting down our salt intake. Some sources say Canadians eat too much salt, sometimes double the recommended 1500 mg daily maximum. Our bodies need only 1000 mg daily to function. To put that visually, that’s around a half teaspoonful. Something to think about at our next meal.

Followed by the 1st Canadian Screening of Documentary Film Girl Rising at 7pm hosted by students of Raft River and CSS.

Take charge of your own health. Let our pharmacists be part of your health team.

Don’t Miss the Celebration of the Arts in Barriere on April 27-28



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The bee hive burner is no more

By Megan English

The saw mill at Louis Creek began in the early 1940’s, and over the years there were a total of three bee hive burners used on the site. Each one was replaced for something more efficient and less polluting.   In the mid 1970’s the third bee hive was built.   My great-grandpa, Mienhart Witte, was the lead construction millwright on the project, and it was his job to design the layout of the burner. This bee hive burner had a base of 70 feet and a height of 70 feet.  In the late 1980’s it had to be “re-skinned”.  This meant they had to put all new plates around the outside of the burner.   This was important to help control the amount of oxygen that got inside the burner, so they could control the temperature inside.  There was a brick control room that held the temperature gauges, and this is where mill workers would watch and control how warm or how cold it was inside the burner.   When the burner got too hot, the dampers opened to cool it down.   The control room was run electronically, so it would automatically adjust the dampers as needed.   One of the workers, usually the fireman, would check on it a couple times during his shift.   The burner rarely needed to be cleaned out, because it burned up to 1100 degrees, making it so there was very little, to no waste left. During the 2003 McLure Wildfire, the Tolko Mill at Louis Creek

burned down, but the burner survived. The bee hive burner was made to withstand extreme temperatures up to 1100 degrees, making it the only mill structure that was left standing.  The loss of the mill caused our community to change.  Tolko had been the largest employer, providing 180 jobs, as well as impacting other businesses. Many families moved away to find new work.   The families that stayed behind worked together to make sure that each other’s needs were met.  The Salvation Army set up a warehouse and hired my dad to work with many volunteers to hand out clothes and household items to those that lost their homes and jobs due to the wildfire.  I was three-years-old and got to help hand out toys and fold clothes. In 2011 the Louis Creek bee hive burner was finally torn down and removed from the mill site.   Many in the community were sad to see it go.  They felt it was part of our community history, and should be left standing so that we would remember the tragedy of the fire and how it impacted us and our community. The bee hive burner at Louis Creek was the most modern in the province, only to be topped by the one in Vavenby.   It was known as one of the largest burners in the province of B.C., and possibly all of Canada. In 1995, the Government of B.C. brought in a regulation that required

all bee hive burners near communities to be shut down by December 31, 1997. A study showed that bee hive burners could be the cause of deaths, hospital stays, emergency room visits, loss of work and school days to people with breathing problems such as asthma and bronchitis. Since then, the mills have replaced the burners with steam plants which create electricity or hog fuel.   So now the waste gets put into these plants, as it breaks down, they use the steam to create energy which can then be used to power the mill. Many of the bee hive burners that remained have since been torn down, but Malakwa, B.C., found an interesting way to keep their’s in use.  They turned their burner into a restaurant called The Burner. Over the years, the Louis Creek Tolko Mill gave many tours of the mill site to people from around the world.   Often, they came for the purpose of seeing the bee hive burner.   People came from the Netherlands, Japan, and a number of other countries.   Some overseas guests on the tours criticized the burner, saying the energy created by the burner was being wasted, and could be used to run the mill, making it more energy efficient.   At the time, these visitors said they thought this showed Canada was less advanced in preventing air pollution. * Megan English wrote this article as part of her grade 7, 2012 Barriere Elementary School Heritage Fair project.

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(Above) The third and last bee hive burner to be built on the Louis Creek mill site was constructed in the mid 1970’s. It had a base of 70 feet and a height of 70 feet. In the late 1980’s it had to be “re-skinned”, which meant all of the heavy metal plates (right) around the outside of the burner had to be replaced. The burner was the only structure left standing after the 2003 McLure Wildfire, and in 2011 it was dismantled, with the metal sold for scrap. Photos Courtesy of McLure Wildfire Monument Society

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