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CLIFF RESCUE: Wells Gray SAR hosts rope course. See page A10 inside.

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Shredding the course Times Staff The second annual Clearwater Carnage BMX and SK8 competition on Saturday, May 4 was a great success, organizers report. “We could not have asked for better weather and were excited to have the event simultaneously with the Rotary Flea Market,” said healthy living coordinator Eleanor Collins. In all there were 12 BMX competitors and 16 skateboarders in the event. The competition attracted many spectators, including MLA Terry Lake and his wife Lisa. It was planned by Clearwater’s Youth Week committee as part of

Youth Week celebrations. District of Clearwater hosted the event and Clearwater Rotary Club provided lunch to all of the competitors. Gary Goodie judged the competition while Chris Martin judged as well as acted as the MC. The Youth Week committee looks forward to next year and plans to add a scooter division to the competition. Clearwater Carnage winners were: BMX under 10 – Parker Collins; BMX 11-14 – Nathan Jensen; BMX open – Nathan Jensen; skateboard under 10 – Dustin Hurst; skateboard 11-14 – Ben Butcher; and skateboard open – Cody Hurst.

Left: Grade 6 student Nathan Jensen gets some air time while taking part in the second annual Clearwater Carnage BMX and SK8 competition at Rotary Sports Park on Saturday, May 4. Photo by Keith McNeill

Candidates debate the issues during forum in Barriere Jill Hayward, North Thompson Star/ Journal Despite the fact it was the same night as a Canuck’s playoff hockey game, the May 3 all candidates forum in Barriere at the Fall Fair Hall was wellattended. Moderator for the evening was Barriere resident Harley Wright, who did an admirable job of keeping the forum running smoothly and on track. All four KamloopsNorth Thompson candidates were in attendance; Independent John Ford, BC NDP Kathy Kendall, BC Conservative Ed Klop,

and BC Liberal Terry Lake. The forum started with each candidate given three minutes for an opening statement before questions were taken from the floor. Names were drawn from a hat to determine the order of speakers. Ford was first up, saying he had three reasons for deciding to run in the election. “One; I believe democracy in general is in crisis and needs some improvement. Two; I believe to improve, we need someone who does not have any political background to be elected. And three; B.C. is experiencing a lot of large corporations

that are exporting the resources of B.C.” Ford noted he believed that B.C. resources should be used in B.C. to create jobs here. Ed Klop was next, saying, “This is all about a job interview for someone to represent you for the next four years.  There have been a lot of good things done and a lot not so good. Barriere is a unique rural community, but not so unique that there are not more rural communities like this one.  We’ve made a platform that we want to identify what we want to do to increase population and retain young people with jobs, and to make sure that

these rural communities have the support from the BC Conservatives as a government to retain these.” Terry Lake, who is running for re-election, said, “During the past four years I have worked hard to develop relationships with community leaders, and have been able to bring significant funding into Barriere for the bandshell and the North Thompson Agriplex. I also chaired the Ranching Task Force, which had positive impact to ranchers in the Valley.” Lake also noted that as Environment Minister, his ministry’s review of the carbon tax will result

in removing the tax from marked fuel in October for ranchers. “Today’s BC Liberals and Christy Clark believe in growing the economy. We paved the way for re-opening Canfor, Vavenby, and are working with Gilbert Smith, who currently have 75 people working at the mill and 45 working out in the bush.” Kathy Kendall said, “I’ve been attending events and knocking on doors for the last 18 months. I’ve met some people who are doing quite well, but I’ve also met some who are struggling.” She noted poverty and student debt are an eco-




nomic problem, and said she constantly see’s our raw logs being shipped down the highway, while she sees unemployment in Blue River, Barriere and Vavenby. “Our B.C. Families Plan will provide $829 for each child under 18.” She noted that under the BC NDP government top corporations and banks will all pay “a little more in tax”, as will wage earns of $150,000 per year or more. An all candidates' forum was held in Clearwater on Wednesday, May 8. For more about how the Barriere forum turned out, see page A15 inside.




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New highway rescue truck brings new capabilities Keith McNeill Clearwater and District Highway Rescue Society's new truck will go farther, faster and carrying more weight – and it was bought without any extra money from local taxpayers. The new truck, a Ford 550 4×4, should have better fuel economy and be able to go on more backroads than the society's old vehicle, a GMC purchased in 1997. The old truck is being transferred to the highway rescue society's unit in Blue River, while the old truck there is being decommissioned. The new vehicle was fitted out by Hub Fire Engines in Abbotsford, said society spokesperson Garry Ruston. Total cost was $153,000. The money was raised through such things as payments for tasks (the Provincial Emergency Program pays $500 plus mileage for an extrication, less for less complicated incidents), fundraising and donations from local and regional highway trucking companies.

Garry Ruston (l), Blackpool unit chief with Clearwater and District Highway Rescue, presents the keys of the society's old rescue truck to Dean Lester, chief of the Blue River unit on Friday, May 3. Behind them with the new truck are Blackpool-based members (l-r) Mike Savage, Bob Pearce, David Rodriguez, Jeff Thiessen, Garry Braaten and Doug Braaten. Missing are Dietrich Rempel, Wayne Preston, Reg Quaal, Justin Quaal, and Jim Settle. The Blue River unit has about nine members.

Members of the Clearwater and District Highway Rescue Society board check out a rack of air tanks on a pull-out tray – just one of many features on the society's new rescue truck. Pictured are (l-r) Mike Savage, Michelle Leins, Carol Solberg, Sydney Poole, Elaine Thiessen, Marnie Burnell, Garry Ruston and Sharon Ruston. Missing from the photo is Debbie Mattenley. Photo by Keith McNeill

Photo by Keith McNeill

can get to places they otherwise couldn't. The new vehicle also means they will be able to take everything with them they need. A lot of cribbing and extra supports are needed to lift a vehicle on its side. Area covered by Clearwater and District Highway Rescue coincides with the Clearwater RCMP detachment boundaries, which go from Thunder River in the north, to the top of

Thompson-Nicola Regional District and District of Clearwater also kicked in $40,000 in federal gas funding. “People are very good about supporting us, because you never know when you might find yourself upside down in a ditch,” Ruston said. Features of the new truck include a slideout tray the full width of truck that can be pulled 3/4 of the way out on either side of

the vehicle. It can hold up to 1,600 pounds and is loaded down with air-packs, stretchers, ladders and other rescue gear. “I didn't realize how much stuff we had in the old truck until we started moving it into the new one,” Ruston observed. More slide-out trays along the sides hold more gear, with the top ones dropping down the enable easier access.

A generator in a locker at the rear provides power for exterior lighting. Six plugins in the cab provide clean electricity for computers and so on. They haven't had much need for fourwheel-drive because the old truck was so heavy it had plenty of traction, said Ruston. However, they are getting more callouts to accidents on logging roads and having a 4×4 will mean they



Take notice that a meeting of the residents of Electoral Areas “A” (Wells Gray Country), “B” (Thompson Headwaters), and “O” (Lower North Thompson), and of the Districts of aBarriere will be held consider: Take notice that meeting and of theClearwater, residents of Electoral Areasto“A” (Wells Gray Country), “B”

Thompson-Nicola Regional District has confirmed the first round of dates for this year’s $20 Dump Days, which will take place at waste facilities throughout the North Thompson on Saturday, May 11, except for the Eagan Lake Transfer Station, which will host its event on

(Thompson Headwaters), and “O” (Lower North Thompson), and of the Districts of Barriere

The establishment of an annual financial contribution in the amount of

and Clearwater, held to $50,000will tobe assist in consider: funding the Valley Connector Transit Service.

Meetings be held as of follows: Thewill establishment an annual financial contribution in the amount of $50,000 to assist in funding the Valley Connector Transit Service.

• Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Blue River Community Hall • Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Clearwater Elks Hall Meetings be held as follows: • will Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Barriere Municipal Hall Since properties within the localpm service areaRiver will be affected by the establish all Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 2:00 at the Blue Community Hall ment of this service, all residents are advised to attend this meeting. This will form  Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Clearwater Legion Hall the basis for the ultimate decision on whether or not to proceed further on the  Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Barriere Municipal Hall matter. this


Further information can be obtained by contacting Ron Storie, Manager of ComSince allServices propertiesatwithin the localat service area will beor affected by the establishment of BC). this munity the TNRD, 250-377-8673 877 377 8673 (toll free in service, all residents are advised to attend this meeting. This will form the basis for the

Director Tim Pennell Director Willow Macdonald ultimate decision on whether or not to proceed further on the matter. Electoral Area “A” (Wells Gray Country) Electoral Area “B” (Thompson Headwaters) Further information Director Bill Kershawcan be obtained by contacting Ron Storie, Manager of Community Electoral (Lower North Thompson) Services Area at the“O” TNRD, at 250-377-8673 or 877 377 8673 (toll free in BC).

Mayor Bill Humphreys Director Tim Pennell District of Barriere Electoral Area “A” (Wells Gray Country) Director Bill Kershaw Electoral Area “O” (Lower North Thompson)

Mayor John Harwood Director Willow Macdonald District of Clearwater Electoral Area “B” (Thompson Headwaters)

unit based out of the Blackpool firehall makes fewer wasted calls to the north. Finding and keeping volunteers is always a problem with the society, Ruston said. Responding to an accident scene is valuable and necessary work, but it isn't for everybody. The unit chief said he hopes that the new rescue vehicle will help attract new volunteers with the right approach for the task.

Dates set for first round of $20 Dump Days Thompson-Nicola Regional District


Highway 24 at Eagle Island in the west, to Thuya Creek Resort south of Little Fort in the south. The society has mutual aid agreements in place with highway rescue units in Barriere, 100 Mile House and Valemount. Given certain circumstances, the highway rescue vehicle could work anywhere in the province. Having a unit and vehicle stationed in Blue River means the

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Monday MAY 20, 2013 Deadline for the May 23 paper is May 17, 9am Brookfield Mall• Clearwater, BC Ph: 674-3343 • Fax: 674-3410

Sunday, May 12. Residents can bring in any amount of material equalling a disposal value of $20 or less free of charge. Any amount of material above $20 will incur tipping fees. This event is for residential waste only – no business or commercial loads will be allowed. Scales will be used at the Louis Creek and Clearwater Eco-Depots to determine whether a load meets the $20 threshold, based on regular tipping fees of $60 a tonne. Sites without scales will continue to use the volume-based system. For example, under the volume-based system $20 loads can include any two pieces of large furniture (mattress/couch, etc.), or a short box pick-up with extended sides of household garbage, or a full-sized box pickup of demolition/ construction. TNRD waste sites around the North Thompson that are participating are: • Clearwater Eco-Depot (290 Clearwater-100 Mile FSR) • Louis Creek Eco-Depot (4077 Agate Bay Rd.) • Eagan Lake Transfer Station (8385 Eagan Lake Rd.) • Little Fort Transfer Station (4580 Sandhill Rd.) • McLure Transfer Station (2076 Yellowhead Hwy South) • Vavenby Transfer Station (3125 Allingham Rd.)

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Lake thinks upcoming re-election within reach Keith McNeill It's been a come-from-behind battle, the provincial election is just a few days away but Terry Lake is fairly confident he could win another term as KamloopsNorth Thompson MLA. “My sense is, we've been in government for 12 years, which means there's been 12 years for people to build up something to be angry about,” said Lake. “Now, with the election closer, people are thinking and talking more what a NDP win would mean for them.” New Democratic leader Adrian Dix was in Kamloops recently and announced changes in the rules on how projects such as Kinder Morgan's proposed twinning of its TransMountain pipeline would be evaluated. “Mr. Dix changes the rules on the fly,” said Lake. “It makes Kinder Morgan and all other businesses nervous.”

The environment minister contrasted this with the BC Liberals, who have consistently had five criteria that must be met for major pipeline projects, he said. Lake noted that people vote for the party and the leader, Terry Lake but also for the individual candidate. He pointed to a number of projects he has brought to this area as MLA. These include the roundabout (to be constructed by a local contractor, he pointed out), improvements to the Infocenter, upgrades to Clearwater's water system, the skateboard park and Dutch Lake beach, and improvements to the Clearwater River Road. Lake said he fought hard to get Canfor-Vavenby to re-open, helping to re-unite families.

Projects such as the proposed Yellowhead mine southwest of Vavenby would be put at risk under an NDP government, Lake felt. Certainly no major decision will be made by the mining company until after the election. The Conservative candidate, Ed Klop, wants to do away with the carbon tax but hasn't said how they would replace the lost revenue, said Lake. The Liberals plan to freeze the carbon tax for five years, and to eliminate it from marked gas in October. “I think we've listened to the people in rural areas,” he said. The Liberal MLA defend-

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ancing the budget. “We can always do things better,” said Lake. “We're a collection of human beings who make mistakes once in a while. I think British Columbians will ask themselves if they would be better off with this type of government or that type of government.”


What’s Happening WHAT’S HAPPENING

Notice of 2013 Water Regulation Watering regulation will be in effect from May 15th to September 30th. Properties with even numbers are allowed to water on even numbered days and properties with odd house numbers are allowed to water on odd numbered days. Watering hours are between 6:00am-10:00am and 6:00pm -10:00pm. Watering is NOT allowed between the hours of 10:00am – 6:00pm. Properties with an automatic system controlled by a timer can water between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00am IF they register with the District office and comply with the even/odd house, even/odd day rule. Outdoor Fires – Residential Open burning of dry garden and yard refuse is allowed during Spring and Fall each year, however, open burning is banned within the District of Clearwater effective noon June 15th each year until October 1st each year. Permits for this type of residential burning are not required. Open burning is only permitted on private property. The Fire Chief may prohibit any or all types of outdoor fires when, in his opinion, atmospheric conditions or local circumstances may make such fires a hazard or a nuisance. The following conditions must be observed: a) The piles of materials to be burned bust not be larger than 1 meger by 1 meter and shall not be more than 1.5 meters high; b) The fire shall be not less than 4 meters from any log, stumps, snag or standing tree; c) The fire shall be at least 15 meters from any slash, other flammable debris or from any structure. d) A round point shovel and a fully charged garden hose or other source of water and not less than 18 liter in capacity shall be kept near the fire at all times. e) The fire shall be attended by at least one competent adult person until completely extinguished. f) Lighting or fueling of a fire during windy periods is prohibited.

Submitted VICTORIA – Musicians, filmmakers, photographers and chefs are invited to apply to take part in BC Day celebrations in the provincial capital this August. The Provincial Capital Commission’s Celebrate BC Day event on Monday, Aug. 5 will welcome an anticipated 10,000 spectators for free, family-friendly entertainment and activities in Victoria. Festivities will feature the finest from the province’s talented creators and artists, collected through a province-wide public submission process. Submissions are being accepted on the Celebrate BC website (www.celebratebcday. com) until June 15.

ed his government's fiscal record. The Liberals balanced the books every year but one from 2001 to 2008, he said. Then the recession hit and no government anywhere was able to avoid running a deficit. Now B.C. has turned a corner and the government is again bal-

Burning for lot clearing for development, and burning for the purpose of yard clean up in a commercial or industrial area, will be by permit only. Free Dump Day The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has confirmed that there will be a “Free” Dump Day up to $20 at the Clearwater Eco-Depot on May 11, 2013. Residents can bring in a any amount of material equalling a disposal value of $20. Any amount of material above $20 will incur tipping fees. This event is for residential waste only – no business or commercial loads are allowed.

Promoting rural medicine (L-r) Clearwater councillor Shelley Sim, Laura Soles and Dr. John Soles check out the display at the Clearwater booth during the annual conference of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada, which was held April 4 – 6 in Victoria. Sim attended to help recruit new doctors for the community, Laura Soles was event coordinator, and John Soles has been active with SRPC for 10 years and is the society’s president-elect. He is also a member of the BCMA Rural Issues Committee, and an alternate on the BCMA and Ministry of Health joint standing committee on rural issues, UBC rural continuing professional development medical advisory committee, and others.

Upcoming Events May 10 – Blackpool Community Hall Coffee House May 11 & 12 – Art Crawl May 18-20 – May Day Celebrations May 25 – RCMP Bike Rodeo Upcoming Meetings of Council May 9th, 2013 – Special Meeting of Council – 5:00pm – Adoption of Budget and Tax Rate Bylaw May 21st, 2013 – Committees of the Whole – Parks and Recreation and Infrastructure – 5:00pm May 21st, 2013 – Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm June 4th, 2013 – Finance and Audit and Economic Development Committee meeting – 5:00pm June 4th, 2013 – Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm

Civic address: 132 Station Road Box 157, Clearwater,B.C. V0E 1N0 Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30 District Office Ph: 250-674-2257 • Fax: 250-674-2173 email address:

Photo by Caroline Soles


WHAT’S HAPPENING Meet Kathy Kendall and NDP Platform Co-Chair Bruce Ralston this Saturday atHouse Flour Meadows Roundabout Open The District of Clearwater will be holding a public informational open house to discuss a proposal to Bakery, 9 - 10 AM. construct a roundabout at the existing intersection of Highway 5 and Clearwater Valley Road and Park


Drive. Representatives from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will be present to explain how a roundabout works, give statistics and answer questions. The Open House will be held between 2:00pm4:00pm and between 6:00 to 8:00pm Wednesday March 7th, 2012 at the Clearwater Secondary School Pit. Your input will guide our decisions.

in KAMLOOPS NORTH THOMPSON Authorized by Heather Harrison, Finanacial Agent, 604-403-8600 | CUPE 3787

2012-2016 Financial Plan Public Input The District of Clearwater is preparing its Five Year Financial Plan for the period of 2012-2016 and would


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“ Is your cucumber bitter? Throw it away. Are there briars in your path? Turn aside. That is enough. Do not go on to say, "Why were things of this sort ever brought into this world?"” - Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and philosopher editorial by keith mcNeill

Please take the time to vote during the provincial election on Tuesday

Spy novel contains interesting perspective Editor, The Times:

In John le Carre's (David Cornwell) novel The Secret Pilgrim his hero/antihero George Smiley is brought in for, unfortunately, the last time. In former novels George Smiley battled and bested the super Soviet spymaster Karla. Now he is addressing a group of young bright-eyed would be spies and intelligence agents. In his lecture to them he makes the statement (and here I paraphase), 'We have bested communism — our next task could well be to take on capitalism' What! Take on capitalism?

Don't you know when the Berlin Wall fell capitalism was triumphant. A new Jerusalum of universal wealth and happiness was sure to follow. Fast forward to 2013. Most American and European economies still teeter on the edge. In fact, as Les Leopold points out in his book How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour, we have not recovered from 2008. The banks still use the practices that got them into the original financial jackpot. Leopold says that, being bigger and fewer, such financial entities as JP Morgan are making bigger bets and losing much more money

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— some $6 billion on something called London Whale. Despite all the nonsense there is nothing inherently evil about capitalism or communism for that matter. Here I paraphase John le Carre, 'It's in the practice of such ideologies that the good or bad comes out.' However if one thing represents capitalism's dark side it is the two words: hedge funds. This insane super betting game means one can bet on a mortgage or a countries economy to succeed or fail — either way you win or lose. Les Leopold says this 'pack of ravenous wolves' - bet up or bet down spread false rumours, destroy whole economies, and make millions. Any you thought that a recovery in the stock market was all that was required? I'll leave the last word to John le Carre, “The problem with the end of the Cold War – the right side lost – the wrong side won.”

Dennis Peacock Clearwater, B.C.

On this week's opinion pages we have a letter to the editor from Gwyn Morgan, chair of SNC-Lavalin and a board member of Encana Corporation. We run the letter at the request of David Black, owner of the Clearwater Times and Black Press. In his letter, Morgan asks the people of B.C. not to vote for change for the sake of change but to think about how a NDP government would rev up spending while stymieing resource development. We also have a letter from our local raconteur, Jim Lamberton. He takes on the same issue as Morgan but from the opposite perspective. The BC Liberals are fear mongering about how bad things were when the NDP was in power 20 years ago but want us to forget the bad things the Liberals have done while they've been in power, Lamberton writes. We also have a letter from George Briggs. The roundabout about to be constructed on Highway 5 in Clearwater should have been taken to referendum, says the Upper Clearwater resident. Well, maybe but probably not. The roundabout is a provincial project on a provincial highway being paid for by provincial dollars. Should residents of a local area have veto power over such a project? I don't think so. Briggs does have a point, though. We do need a better and more formal process to gather public input on projects, such as the roundabout,

that have important local implications. In case any readers might have missed it, your editor is a great admirer of the Swiss political system. There, any piece of legislation can be overturned by the voters in a referendum. We had a taste of how this could work here in B.C. with the voting down of the HST, but the restrictions and limitations make such votes a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. In Switzerland, such popular initiatives and votes on legislation are almost everyday occurrences. The result is that the political parties there must work together in coalition governments. They need to ensure that the majority of the population is behind them on whatever they do. If they don't, the people can and very likely will vote to overturn whatever they decide. In an ideal world there wold be more power to the people and less to the government. That isn't today's world, however. Today, or rather on voting day next Tuesday, we need to cast our ballots on who will represent the Kamloops-North Thompson riding in the provincial Legislature. We can't tell you how to vote. We can suggest to you, however, that it is extremely important that you do vote. Please take the time to contribute your part to keeping our democratic traditions alive.

Liberals need to answer for undemocratic policies Editor, The Times;

My question to the NDP and the Conservative Party has to be why are you letting the Liberals exaggerate, with all their fear mongering of 20-year-old politics? I think it’s time to focus on the undemocratic policies of the past 12 years of dictatorship: the sale of BC Rail, the sale of the Fastcat ferries for less than scrap metal price, the HST, the Carbon Tax, the Carbon Trust, Hydro’s smart meters and the run of river power projects, the LNG plant, and the billions of dollars of revenue that will come to the government coffers, just to name a few.

It’s rather ironic that the Minister of Environment and MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson is totally in favour of sending l00 per cent of LNG in northern B. C. to China and India when the people in his own riding don’t have the benefit of natural gas. The only natural gas the North Thompson is getting is coming right out of Victoria. The HST is another great example of the Liberals’ undemocratic policies. The Liberals said they have learned their lesson. The people have spoken and they will change the tax back to what it was. However, when it came time to do that, they

decided that the tax on private sales of used cars would remain at 12 per cent to make an even playing field with car lots. This is not true. What are the next items to go back to the 12 per cent tax? Due to such short notice and prior commitments, I won’t be able to attend the All Candidates’ Forum in Clearwater on May 8. I have my doubts that this will be a very lively event; rumour has it that the chairperson and floor manager will be our local undertaker!

Jim Lamberton The Rambling man Blackpool, B.C.

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? of the Week

Do you plan to vote in the provincial election?

Steve White:

Yes, I think it's important that everybody vote. If you can't pick a candidate, you should spoil your ballot so politicians know you're disenchanted.

Lorena Traub:

Yes, because we need to vote to get someone decent in there.

Darlene Braaten: I'm still thinking about it. I haven't decided yet.

Christina Caldwell:

Absolutely. Women fought long and hard to have a voice politically and I will not minimize that by failing to vote..

Alice Vaisnis (with Dylan and Kaitlyn):

No, I don't really know that much about it. I don't know who to vote for.

Think before you vote in the B.C. election Gwyn Morgan I’m concerned that many British Columbians are more focused on “change” for the sake of change rather than electing the party most likely to foster job creation and financial stability. Our province’s resource endowment has always been a mainstay of both jobs and the generation of revenues needed to fund social programs. From what I have seen and heard, an NDP government would revup spending while stymieing resource development through endless environmental reviews and or by just saying “no”, driving investment to other provinces and other countries. We need new mines and gas fields, pipelines, refineries, ports and processing plants to replace jobs lost by tech change and by events like the pine beetle catastrophe

Economic development and the protection of the environment are not mutually exclusive. Yes, we must be good stewards of our beautiful province, but we do have the technology to move the economy forward in an environmentally responsible manner. Saying no to new projects will mean job losses for currently employed and no opportunity for young people looking to join the work force. We also need to focus on balancing the provincial budget, rather than taking money away from social programs to fund rising interest costs. Forty years of experience in business has taught me that too much debt is crippling. It scares me that the NDP have rolled out billions of dollars in new spending during this campaign, and their “every dollar is accounted for” rhetoric just isn’t credible because their

anti-development attitude will reduce revenue at the same time as spending rises. There is truth to the adage, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. The NDP came to power in 1991 and governed the rest of that decade. Investment dried up and economic growth trailed the rest of Canada. A low point came when the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce thanked the B.C. government for driving growth investment in Alberta. Glenn Clark’s 1996 – 1999 tenure was arguably the most disastrous for B.C. and with Adrian Dix, Premier Clark’s former chief of staff leading the province, I’d be very worried about history repeating itself. It took many years for the Liberals to repair the damage. During their time in

government, North America suffered through a major recession and yet we now have a triple-A credit rating, higher than the U.S. government, allowing B.C. taxpayers the lowest possible interest rates Have the Liberals done everything right? Certainly not. The introduction of the HST by the Campbell government was badly handled. There have been other gaffes and ill thought out policies. And while there is a natural inclination for people to vote to

change long governing parties, it’s important not to let the NDP sleepwalk to victory without thinking about which party is likely to create jobs and not burden today’s young people with a mountain of debt. I’m not asking that you agree with me, only that you think through the full consequences of your choice carefully. And then get out and vote on May 14. – Gwyn Morgan is a retired businessman who lives in the greater Victoria region

Sheriff of Nottingham Editor, The Times:

I would like to ask Terry Lake what it feels like to take from the very poor and give to the very rich. I speak of taking money from the already underfunded schools, (those that have not been shut down.), from hospitals and also from the people of the north whom he

was elected to represent. I am talking of his wonderful planet saving carbon tax. Regardless how he and his government push this it is simply a money grabbing hoax that has done nothing (NOTHING) to reduce carbon emissions. I ask you, What does it cost your family just to keep

warm through the winter? Terry Lake stated in the media that he and his government will not accept the AG John Doyle's report on this subject. We shall miss John Doyle when he leaves but no one will even remember Terry.

Wayne Russell Blackpool, B.C.

Roundabout should have gone to referendum Editor, The Times:

On or about March 12, 2012 the Times reported, “A proposal to build a roundabout on Highway 5 at the junction with the road to Wells Gray Park did not seem to get much support during the first of two public information sessions held last Wednesday at Clearwater

Secondary School. According to the Times, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) Regional project manager Dave Shibata said about the proposed roundabout, 'This is an unfunded project. If the community does not want it then it's not going forward.'” The Times, on Sept.

27, 2012 reported, “Letters to Clearwater mayor and council are running about six-to-one against a proposed roundabout but town council does not appear to be ready to consider changing its support for the project.” On Nov. 16, 2012 the Kamloops Daily News reported that

on Nov. 14, 2012 a Clearwater couple owning and operating a trucking company in Clearwater had met with MLA Terry Lake in Kamloops and had presented him with a 468 name petition objecting to the roundabout that's on the brink of being built. Continued on page A8





A farmer looking for a cow stumbled onto a cache of goods stolen during a breakin at the Mountain View Service Station one year earlier. The goods, discovered only a few yards from the highway one mile south of Valemount, included a television set, tape recorder, cigarettes and some silver.


HISTORICAL Perspective


No more building permits would be issued on the Clearwater Flats unless the land was raised 10 feet above the 1972 flood level, TNRD representative John Harwood announced at a Clearwater

BACK IN TIME Improvement District meeting. The Minister of Municipal Affairs had made the decision, which would have “far reaching effects on the future planning in the area.”


YEARS AGO: North Thompson School Board trustees slashed the district budget by about 7.4 mill (or a $191,500 decrease from the initially approved budget. Some of the effects would be a reduction

of teaching staff by 10 and closure of the Vavenby Annex.





Clearwater Improvement District trustees approved in principle extending the water system to serve the Sunshine Valley area. Upgrading the existing SVID system, or connecting to Clearwater’s would both cost $220,000 to $250,000, noted Sunshine Valley Improvement District trustee Kevin Bonnett.

Nine local athletes were among 400 participants in the Interior Special Olympics, held for the fourth year in Kamloops.


Hamerston, president of Grizzly Anglers Club, for second place in conservation projects. Bob Taylor of Weyerhaeuser’s Vavenby Division passed over a cheque for $1,500 to Dan Coleman for track suits.


Phil Halliman, director of B.C. Wildlife, presented a cheque to Bruce


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Representatives from Forestry, Lands and Recreation, Mike Wiegele Heli-Skiing, snowmobilers, and a few other local people met in the Guides House at the heli-ski village in Blue River to help resolve conflicts between the heli-ski operation and snowmobilers.



Perceived threats to their water supply brought almost 60 Blackpool residents to a public information meeting about a gravel pit being operated on property belonging to Will Capostinsky. Legion Branch 259 officially opened its new community

hall. The branch had been formed in 1958 under the leadership of Robert J. Franks of Vavenby.



Calgary-based Canadian Hydro Developers announced construction of three run-of-the river hydroelectric projects north of Blue River would begin in June. According to the Canadian Hydro website, the Bone Creek (20 MW), Clemina Creek (9.9 MG) and Serpentine Creek (9.5 MW) hydroelectric projects together would generate enough to power 21,000 households. A proposed five per cent tax increase to local residents came

only after district staff cut $200,000 in contingency money from the proposed budget.



Clearwater Secondary students Katie Bieber and Reid Rebinsky encouraged local residents to reduce and then refuse plastic bags. Other small Canadian communities had successfully eliminated single use plastic bags, they wrote in an article in the Times. Samantha Charlton, a masters of resource management candidate at Simon Fraser University, wrote about the problems and opportunities around non-timber forest resources for community forests and First Nations.

Davis, Bateman and Suzuki coming to Wells Gray Park Keith McNeill Several well-known Canadians plan to take part in Wells Gray World Heritage Year events this year, according to Clearwater town council member Shelley Sim. Speaking at Tourism Wells Gray’s annual general meeting on April 24, Sim said the first of these will be ethnobotanist and anthropologist Wade Davis,

who will open this year’s program with a talk in the Pit at Clearwater Secondary School about the sacred headwaters. Date of his presentation will be May 30. Davis is perhaps best known for his 1985 book The Serpent and the Rainbow, which is about the zombies of Haiti. Next up likely will be painter Robert Batemen, who will cut the ribbon to open the new edu-

cation and research station that Thompson Rivers University is building in Upper Clearwater next to Wells Gray Park. Bateman is world famous for his highly realistic wildlife paintings. He is also a well known naturalist and environmentalist. Exact date when Bateman will officially open the center has not yet been set. Possibly the grand finale of the trio will be David Suzuki,

who will make the keynote address during the weeklong Speak to the Wild event during the first week of September. Location for Suzuki’s speech likely will be the top of Green Mountain, Sim said. The Speak to the Wild event will see well-known writers and others gather and put together a book about Wells Gray Park. Suzuki is a geneticist who has made a worldwide reputa-

tion for himself as a science broadcaster and environmental activist. A wide variety of other activities and events are being planned for this season’s Wells Gray World Heritage Year, Sim reported. These include brining back Nature For Kids, which was formerly put on by the Friends of Wells Gray Park, and the treasure hunt for the golden skull.

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Thompson Valley. This year the Art Crawl features 17 artists at 12 different locations. North Thompson Arts Council has produced maps marked with artist studios as well as a brief description of each artist’s work. New this year is a group exhibition in Upper Clearwater. The Farmer’s Institute has generously donated the use of the Upper Clearwater Hall to house several neighbourhood artisans. While you won’t get a peek into their workshops, artists will be on hand to talk about their work and answer questions. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see some incredible work in a beautifully

maintained heritage building, and Doris Laner’s studio is just down the road. North Thompson Arts Council supports this free community event, encouraging the community to come out and learn a little bit more about the important contributions made by our fabulous local artists. Art Crawl maps are available at no cost at the Community Resource Centre, District of Clearwater offices and Jim’s Food Market in Clearwater. Watch for the blue and green balloons marking each Art Crawl stop and be sure to ask participating artists for an official Art Crawl passport.

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North Thompson Community Chorus has been busy … singing all around the area at arts festivals, hospice fundraiser and the Rural Living Expo in Barriere. Our spring concert is just around the corner and we hope the communities of the North Thompson Valley will come out and support us! And if you have friends and

family in Kamloops or if you are heading in there on a Sunday shop or outing, please come and support us there too. Peace Concert will be in Barriere on Friday, May 10, at the Pentecostal Christian Life Assembly Church at 7 p.m. The Clearwater performance will be on Mother's Day, May 12, at the Clearwater Ski Lodge at 4 p.m. The performance

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MLA Terry Lake failed "to walk the walk" on the question of the roundabout Continued from page A5 These Clearwater owner-operators, not receiving any satisfaction from MLA

Lake regarding the petition, continued to leave the petitions opposing the roundabout construction in

place throughout the Clearwater area. Soon, the petitions contained 777 names (signatures) opposing the round-

about, at which point, having no satisfactory response from MLA Lake, such as his arranging a referen-

dum question, the outcome of which would determine whether or not a majority was in favour of the round-

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undreds of seniors are stuck in acute care hospitals and residential care homes – away from their loved ones – because the government cut home care and eliminated home support services. The government has downloaded services to volunteers and eliminated professional home support workers who are trained and accountable in dealing with the needs of seniors. Without proper home support, many seniors are needlessly forced into institutions.

about or not. Copies of the petitions were sent to MLA Lake and other government officials, to no avail. The Times reported on Jan. 17, 2013 that Terry Lake, North Thompson MLA, had announced, “No date has been set for the roundabout meeting but it likely will be in late February or early March.” Further, the Times stated, “The MLA reiterated a pledge not to force the roundabout on the community if the majority is against it.” From this pledge, there is no doubt that Lake is committed to providing the local Clearwater area population an official democratic process such as a referendum to determine if there is a majority opposing the construction of the proposed roundabout. MLA Lake did not live up to his pledge. In actuality, it seems evident from the information that is available, that the majority is strongly opposed to the roundabout, but Terry Lake has decided to belie his pledge and support the MOTI hierarchy

in its determination to construct the roundabout even though the project manager, Dave Shibata, as seen above stated the roundabout, “... is an unfunded project. If the community does not want it then it's not going through.” In such matters as the construction of the roundabout, which will likely cost the taxpayers of the province in excess of $2.5 million, the public must have the right and responsibility to democratically express its opinions and insist that the majority rights and positions be respected and supported by their elected representatives. Sadly, in this case MLA Lake seemed to “talk the talk;” but seriously failed “to walk the walk.” Further, the MOTI has failed to honour its pledge to the community as the community was not offered the opportunity to democratically and definitively express its position on the roundabout.

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Showing how to carve wood Internationally known singer, songwriter, story teller and woodcarver Ed Peekeekoot discuses a totem he created that shows an arm wrapped in barbed wire with Clearwater resident Ken Ferguson. Peekeekoot, who lived in Vavenby and Clearwater in the late 1960s and early 1970s, gave a concert at Blackpool Hall on Saturday night and then a woodcarving class at Insight Tire on Sunday. Ferguson hopes to organize a three-day woodcarving class with Peekeekoot in the fall. Photo by Keith McNeill

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Five candidates introduced for 2013 Fall Fair/Rodeo Ambassador Program DINNER IS ON ME I will buy you a $100 meal when you buy a car from me!

Barriere Star/ Journal There was an enthusiastic crowd out to meet the 2013-14 North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association Ambassador candidates on April 25 at the Lions Hall in Barriere. The evening started with current Ambassador Aliya Bieber and ViceAmbassador Alisha Gotro introducing the new candidates and their sponsors. Candidates are: Cherie Witts, who was escorted by Janette and Danny Noble of Noble Quarter Horses. Cherie is 15-years-old and attends Clearwater Secondary. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association Ambassador Program candidates for 2013 are introduced with drawing, painting, and their sponsors April 25. Pictured with sponsors in back row are: (l - r) Miss Noble Quarter Horses Cherie Witts working with horses. She also likes to get involved with sponsors Janette and Danny Noble, Miss Barriere Lions Club Kennedy Ash with sponsor rep Ron Lenoue, Miss Jim's Food Market Jenna Zietsov with sponsor rep Kaylee Ash, Miss Knights in community activities. Inn Vanessa Balatti with sponsor Raj Mahall, and Miss Simpcw First Nation Chelsea Kennedy Ash, Wilson with Chief Rita Matthew. escorted by Ron Lenoue, representing Matthew of Simpcw First Nation is 14-years-old the Barriere Lions Club and attends Barriere Secondary. She likes drawis 16-years-old and attends Clearwater Secondary. ing, music, painting and singing, and her hobbies She received an award in last year’s Ambassador include camping, drawing and fishing. Program for most improved speaking and enjoyed This year, the candidates will participate in the program so much that she is participating several courses, including: Toastmasters, agriculagain this year. ture, proper etiquette, personal and professional Jenna Zietsov, escorted by Kaylee Ash, repboundaries, resume writing, interview prepararesenting Jim’s Food Market is 15-years-old and tion, history of the North Thompson Fall Fair attends Clearwater Secondary. In her spare time and Rodeo, equine awareness, and horseback she likes to play sports, music, and read. She parriding. ticipates in school volleyball, basketball and socAfter being introduced, an apron auction folcer, and plays the piano, guitar, flute and baritone lowed, with Barry Brady rattling off the bids. saxophone. Each apron had been made by the royalty and the Vanessa Balatti, escorted by Raj Mahall of the candidates to help raise funds for the Ambassador Knight’s Inn is 14-years-old and attends Barriere program. Past reigning NTFFRA Queen Kayla Secondary. She likes the outdoors, music and Holowaychuk was also in attendance, with two of sports, and in her spare time enjoys spending time her aprons auctioned off to help her as a candiwith friends. date this year for BC Ambassador. Chelsea Wilson, escorted by Chief Rita

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Assaults and threats result in jail time and probation Times Staff A judge sentenced Clearwater resident Anthony Bevz to 90 days in jail on April 28 for assaulting police officers and threatening to blow up Clearwater RCMP detachment. The incident began on Dec. 23, 2011, when police were called to a complaint at Wells Gray Pub. A police officer was driving a drunken Bevz home when he recognized him and realize he was in breach of a court condition to have no alcohol. The officer instead took him to the detach-

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Judge Sheri Donegan gave Bevz a 90-day sentence, crediting him with 43 days already spent in jail. Bevz also must serve two years of probation.

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Man arrested in Blackpool During the evening of April 28, police received a call of a man and woman arguing on the street. Police responded, however, the male had left the scene. Officers waited until he arrived and arrested him for breaching his conditions by consuming alcohol. The man walked and then started to run away from the officer who followed close behind. He was eventually secured with the help of a passerby. The man was held for Kamloops court and appeared on new charges including four counts of breaching conditions, assaulting a police officer and resisting police officers in the execution of their duties. The man was held in custody and is awaiting the court's response.

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Theft of tools Clearwater RCMP is looking for information about a theft from the LDM Maintenance yard in Blue River. Sometime on the weekend of April 12-13, the yard

was broken into and a water pump and two Ingersoll Rand drills were taken. The water pump is similar to a Honda water pump while the drills are painted with green spray paint. If anyone has been approached by a person looking to sell these items or if anyone knows anything about the theft, please contact the police station or Crime Stoppers.

Check your fence lines We are well into the spring season and entering the summer. A friendly reminder that if you own cattle or horses and have property along the highway, please check your fence lines. There is no doubt it is a never ending chore but, unfortunately, it is difficult to escape liability if a domestic animal was to be a factor in a collision. Better to be safe than sorry.

Wells Gray SAR hosts cliff rescue course Times Staff Participants came from across the southern Interior the weekend before last to learn cliff rescue techniques during a course put on by Wells Gray Search and Rescue.

The event was called SIRE Southern Interior Rope Exercise. It was the first time for an event that Wells Gray Search and Rescue hope to hold every second year. It was organized by local SAR member Fred

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keep their rope rescue certifications current each year Instructors at the event included Ryan McLarty from Clearwater, Don Torry from Kamloops and Robin Beech from Rossland. Participants included 11 members of Wells Gray SAR, nine from South Cariboo SAR (100 Mile House), four from Vernon SAR, three from Central Okanagan SAR (Kelowna), two from Central Cariboo SAR (Williams Lake), and single members from Kamloops SAR, Oliver/Osoyoos SAR and Kamloops SAR. The event included a social and get together Friday night and a catered dinner Saturday evening as well as two days of extended exercises on the cliffs near Blackpool. Team leaders,

Zoe Walton of Rossland and District Search and Rescue manages the stretcher holding Wells Gray SAR's Julie Campbell during a cliff rescue workshop held on the cliffs near Blackpool the weekend before last. Photo by Gord Dubois

team members and apprentices faced a variety of high angle and steep slope rescue

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techniques to solve these rescue situations and teams were able to share their knowledge and ideas. Even the most seasoned veteran, Don Torry from Kamloops, was able to pick up some new ideas. Techniques included edge frames and stretcher edge transitions as well as the usual raising and lower techniques. A number of items of new, hi-tech equipment were put in to the system to help members become familiar with their use. Comments and feedback were 100 per cent positives and include raves for the food, accommodation and facilities, including the team's practice site. WGSAR plans to host another event in 2015. Some Okanagan groups at the event expressed an interest in hosting the event next year.

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Rural Living Expo and Trade Show a hit Barriere Star/ Journal The first Celebration of Rural Living Expo and Trade Show held at the North Thompson Fall Fair facility in Barriere on April 27 and 28 seems to be by all reports a great success. Two full days of entertainment, lectures, demonstrations, music, free draws and great food kept visitors staying longer and coming back for more Utilizing the North Thompson Agriplex and the Curling Rink organizers say they were able put over 100 booths indoors, which was most fortunate due to the high wind gusts that plagued both days of the event. Event manager Jill Hayward says a poll done of the vendors showed that almost all want to be back next year, and that the encouragement to have a second annual Celebration of Rural Living is huge. “We had a great weekend for a first

Clearwater writer Pat Ferguson (r) meets with some readers during the Kamloops Gun and Antique Show on April 27 and 28. Photo by Vera Walker

More than guns and antiques Vera Walker

Black Press mascot “Newsie” waves to the crowd at the Times and Star/Journal information booth during the Rural Living Expo in Barriere on April 27 and 28. Star/Journal photo by Jill Hayward

time venue,” said Hayward, “I have a fairly small committee of volunteers, but they came through

wonderfully in every aspect of our event. I am very proud of them all, and thank everyone who came

out and helped us to make our presentation of rural living such a great success.”

Cheerful trio entertain at Vavenby Christian Church Two members of the Hathaway Band and a substitute player, all from Kamloops, visited the Vavenby Christian Church on Sunday, May 5, and supplied the musical part of the service. Josh Seymour, who played guitar and was the lead singer, said that the band had never been to Vavenby before. “It’s gorgeous and we’re excited to be here,” he said. Mike Wood played

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Ron & Tina Colborne Ron Rotzetter of OnCall Service Center District of Clearwater Kalen Jones of the Gateway Grill Tom Meland of the Clearwater Bible Camp

Jaret Kirkland played the drums. They were a young and cheerful trio that got the congregation

very involved in their choice of songs. Some members of the Hathaway Band went on a B.C. tour of 12 dates and just returned home on Monday, April 29. They played at churches, youth groups, and high schools. Money for the fight against cancer The Vavenby crib and darts clubs are making a $100 donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.





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The Kamloops Gun and Antique Show at the McArthur Island Sports Center in Kamloops on April 27 and 28 was one of the largest of its kind in B.C. People from North Vancouver, Prince George and Osoyoos to attend. The show opened at 9 a.m. but even at 8 a.m. lineups were already wrapped around one corner of the venue. Luckily the weather was sunny, warm but quite windy. Guns of interest included a 1895 Lyman Special, a saddle carbine in caliber 30-6. Over 3 million were made in the United States, of which 200,000 were sold and exported to the Russian government. Therefore there are so few to be found. This particular one has a cougar carved into the butt end, making it unique and eye catching. Linda Madden, originally from Clearwater, displayed with her husband their moose antler carvings and chandeliers. Madden learned a great deal about this artwork by assisting a local artist. She started out on her

own 10 years ago. She continued teaching in Clinton, her hometown of 40 years, retiring four years ago to pursue her craft full time. Whistler Art Gallery was the first to carry her work, shortly followed by Banff and Lake Louise galleries. Her and her husband’s art is very unique and beautiful to the beholder. Another local to be found at the show was Pat Ferguson, author of several books about his adventures in our country as a guide, hunter and, of course, "funny man." Ferguson grew up on the Douglas Lake Ranch in its heyday, learning about horses and cattle, hunting, the territory and people. He mined for 15 years in Merritt and then in Stuart, B.C. where he started guiding and further adventures began. Pat travels with Ida, his wife of many years, and ventures to gun shows around the country promoting his book sales. His books are factual and humorous, a must read for any one liking the outdoors and comedy. I recommend the Gun and Antique Show to anyone, even women like myself who know little about hunting. Next year check it out.






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Snow birds return for the summer Left: Two snow geese graze next to a much larger Canada goose on a field in Upper Clearwater recently. The birds spend their winters in California and Mexico and their summers in the far North. Formerly quite rare, their numbers have rebounded over the past few years and they are occasionally seen while migrating through the North Thompson Valley. Photo by Fritz Schaer

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Fitting together pieces from the history of Avola Eleanor Deckert It just so happens that I like to ask people questions and listen to their stories. I also like to read and write. And one more thing: I like to fit little scraps and pieces together: quilts, collages, puzzles, clues. I live in Mary Gibson’s house and I have heard her tell about old times in Avola. My husband, Kevin, asked Gerald Gibson, Ivor Lundeberg and old time railroaders and trappers lots of questions. Bob Jensen is our neighbour and has generously allowed us to scan his photos into our computer. In Bob’s collection of treasure I was happy to find eight issues of “The Tiny Timber News” a paper written entirely by the students on the Avola Elementary School in 1981, ‘82, ‘83. Written and oral stories, interview questions, faded photos, topographic maps ... pieces are starting to fit together. Here are a few names, places, and buildings, properties that have been part of Avola’s history.   Photo: Arvid Lunderberg

Photo: Eva Gibson and Harry Hardy in front of the Avola General Store The first store built in Avola was on the site where the Log Inn Pub is now. It was owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. George Hanington of Vancouver. They were assisted by Pete Lind who, with his wife and family, resided here at that time. Before her marriage Mrs. Hanington taught school in Avola as did her husband, George Hanington. The store was later sold to Mr. and Mrs. Syd Knowles, also from Vancouver. They owned and operated it for many years. It was later sold to Mr. and Mrs. Whittle, who sold it to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Buis. The original store, known as the Avola General Store, burned down in the early 1960s. Across from the store, where Larry and Verna Tychkowsky and family live now, was a building called “The Avola House.” It was a rooming house and eating place owned and operated by two brothers: Ed and Charlie Fowler and later by Gunnar and Gladys Lund. This was always a very busy place and served the community well. It burned down in 1950. Interview with Mrs. Mary Gibson, April 1, 1982 Photo courtesy of Bob Jensen

Photo: Jack Maciejho on snowshoes on the ice of the North Thompson River near Avola Across the river from Avola the property belonging to Gerald Gibson was owned by Jack Maciejho. Around 1920, the year of the big forest fire that swept through the area and burned out the valley. It burned out Warthern Construction, a logging operation at Wire Cache where Mr. Maciejho lived. He was driven out by the fire, so he purchased the property across the river. He lived there with his family until 1928, when it was purchased by Gerald Gibson’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Gibson, who came here from Edmonton and lived there until they early 1950s. The two-story house burned down later in the 1950s. The wood shed is one of the oldest buildings here. Interview with Mrs. Mary Gibson, March 8, 1982 Photo courtesy of Bob Jensen

At one time the property across the highway from the Scarffs was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Lunderberg, parents of Ivor, Elmer, Birtle, who lived there for a number of years. A sister, Inez, was married and also lived in B.C. and visited here after. Incidentally, Mr. and Mrs. J Maciejho were Ivor’s aunt and uncle. Interview with Mary Gibson, March 8, 1982 Photo courtesy of Bob Jensen

Photo: Gibson Sawmill The first mill in Avola was a shingle mill in the 1920s and they hired Orientals. They operated for a number of years. The mill burned down later. In the 1940s another mill began operation here and the Mengie Bridge spanning the river from the Avola side to the island was built. As Mr. Mengie was part owner of the mill, the bridge was given his name. It was torn down years later when the mill was taken over by new owners. The Diamond Company of Oregon operated here for a number of years. Then it became Merritt Diamond Mills under new management. They finally sold out to Kamloops Pulp and Paper Co. Ltd. and they operated here until they relocated to Vavenby in the 1970s. Local History by Mary Gibson, Feb 3, 1983 Photos courtesy of Bob Jensen

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Candidates answer questions from the floor Jill Hayward, North Thompson Star/Journal Questions from the floor at the all candidates' forum in Barriere on May 3 started with Mel Schmidt, who asked for the Auditor General to put out budget reports. Lake answered that the Auditor General already puts out reports, and that the present BC Liberal government put out a balanced budget this year. He also noted that although the provincial debt will rise by 18 per cent, the percentage is much lower than Canada or the U.S., and that B.C. retains it’s Triple A credit rating. Klop said that Alberta paid off its debt, while the BC Liberals increased theirs. “Bring someone in who will spend a little smarter,” said Klop, “How many of us want to get rid of that noose around our neck?” Kendall said that if the BC NDP is elected they plan to move the election date to the fall, so that there would be time to debate the budget before elections. Of the current budget presented she said, “It’s not balanced, it truly has a deficit. It’s equally true that the revenue projections in the Liberal budgets are not true.” Ford answered, “Someone should be watching the Auditor General for awhile. The province is being taken over by debt. We need to restructure the budget, start using our own resources.” Ford also noted that he believed “some sort of equity swap” should be instigated, “giving people shares of our resources to take care of the debt. This is probably one of the top priorities for the province right now.” Carmen Smith asked Kendall, “I would like to know specifically what logs

are being exported out of this valley? You’re making a false statement there. Kendall answered, “I see them going down the valley on trucks.” Ford noted, “I think the issue is they are being exported as raw logs. I don’t track where they are going. Maybe we could use some of the logs to build log homes.” Klop answered, “Logs are being trucked further to feed the mills. There is a huge distance involved to get these logs to the mills now. We need some fresh blood to keep the mills alive.” Lake said to export raw logs you have to go through a stringent test. “As far as I am aware, there are no raw logs being exported out of the Interior of British Columbia. Raw logs are often sold off of private land. If we stopped that it would put a lot of people out of work. There is a lot of fibre out there for those who want it.” Mike Fennell asked the candidates what each would do to bring jobs into this area, and what they would do about getting the Louis Creek industrial Park running? Lake answered, “It’s a challenge to attract industry to rural areas.” He commented that hearing a party leader like Adrian Dix speak against the Kinder Morgan project “sends a chill” to the business community. “We do have busy sawmills in British Columbia, but we need to diversify, and  industry such as mining will bring in jobs.” Klop said, “We need to identify rural British Columbia and what we can do to increase the population base. As the populations declines so do the communities.” Kendall noted, “Jobs and the economy are number one with the NDP. Our skills training programs will be there for the 80 per cent

Harley Wright (l) moderates the All Candidates Forum at the North Thompson Fall Fair Hall in Barriere on Friday, May 3. Seated are the candidates for the KamloopsNorth Thompson riding: (l-r) Independent John Ford, BC NDP Kathy Kendall, BC Conservative Ed Klop, and BC Liberal Terry Lake. Photo by Jill Hayward, Barriere Star/Journal

of jobs coming up that will require skills training.” She also said that should she be elected as MLA she will “... make sure the Yellowhead Mine has the ability to go ahead.” Ford stated, “We need to focus on farming, log home building, tourism, and include First Nations. B.C. has a lot of different options. I don’t think we need to be focused on resource development only. Yes we need jobs, yes we need the economy, but there are options.” Dave Baines asked, “LNG comes from shale, but needs to be extracted by fracking. Where is the energy going to come from to liquefy natural gas?” Lake said, “Wherever possible we are going to use clean energy to produce natural gas. Companies will probably have to use the gas to produce it.” He noted that some of this process will most likely produce greenhouse gas, but those companies will have to pay carbon tax that will create

a prosperity fund to address this, and it will also fund health care, education, etc. Klop said, “I spent 10 years in Alberta, and probably today they still have the wealthiest citizens in Canada.” He noted that natural gas uses a whole difference process to extract than oil, and that it,  “uses tremendous energy”. He also stated that due to the high cost of producing LNG, if there are not enough markets for the product “it’s a bust.” Kendall said, “The LNG industry is new to B.C. We’ll have to look at fracking itself. I think it’s very important that when we look at these new projects, is we are going to have a very rigorous environmental assessment.” Ford said, “Plans [for marketing LNG] are based on market price, and a market price moves. Alberta is running huge deficits, so what’s wrong there? Why not build a foundation for our own province so that future generations can use there own product

instead of exporting it.” Bill Kershaw asked what the parties would do about fixing the Yellowhead Highway and the left turn lane at Little Fort. Ford said he thought people should slow down on the highway when going through towns and that, with the current provincial debt, where is the money going to come from to fix the roads? Kendall stated that after moving to Kamloops in 1985 she doesn’t think the roads have gotten much better. “If we announce we are going to do it, we would follow through.” Klop said he felt all infrastructure is important.  “A government who’s busting at the seems with debt is having a hard time with improving infrastructure. Lake answered, “Statistics in every study shows that

roundabouts are safer. The Clearwater roundabout has a local contractor who gets $2.2 million worth of work.” He noted that although the Ministry of Transport is limited in its funds, highway work completed by the BC Liberals in recent years includes major projects such as Pigs Corner and Walterdale Road, and that he has advocated for the Little Fort left turn lane. One member of the audience asked, “If you form government, would you roll out a 10 year contract for teachers?” Ford answered, “I think this is not the time to be giving 10 year contracts. Before signing I would recommend a full review of what education is getting us in this province.” Kendall said, “The 10 year contract deal was floated to government. There was no consultation with the teachers.  The 10 year deal is not on the table, it is not realistic.” Klop said, “The 10 year contract would bring some stability to the profession and to the students ... a promise to minimize the striking. A lot of teachers are frustrated with the union dictating, the province is the employ-

er. I think the province needs to say, 'This is the way it has to be.' Right now it’s almost like we are being held hostage by these strikes.” Lake stated, “There are a lot of teachers who support the BC Liberals. Teachers deserve to be well paid, but at the same time we have to be realistic. A 10 year agreement is a vision, students could go from Grade 2 all the way to Grade 12 without a strike. Don McCrae, the Minister of Education, is a teacher. I think we should have confidence in the system.” Serious Issues require Serious Lawyers

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Clearwater boys take up rugby challenge Keith McNeill Clearwater Secondary School has a boys rugby team this year for the first time ever. The school had a girls' rugby team for several years until six or seven years ago. That team gained a certain reputation as its members refused to be intimidated by the girls from the larger schools. The CSS boys rugby team is in a similar situation. It is the only Single-A school in its league, with all the others much larger Triple-A schools. It is also much less experienced. The first game of rugby ever for all the team members was in April against South Kamloops, the largest school in School District 73. South Kamloops has a very strong rugby side and have had good results against a couple of the AAA private rugby programs from Vancouver Island. Final score for the game was 67 – 0. The boys have shown much improvement since then, however. Game two was against NorKam. This was a close game, with the two teams within five points of each other until the last five minutes. Final score was 27 – 17. The team's third game was a rematch on Tuesday, April 30 against SKSS and, although

the boys lost again, the score of 33 – 5 was not so lopsided as before. Clearwater's single try or touchdown was scored by Jules Crombie who ran nearly the length of the field on a kick return. After he scored the SKSS coach yelled to his team, “Don't kick to that back again. He just ran through everybody.” Karter Romeo also played an outstanding game and was named player of the game for the backs. Player of the game for the forwards was Cory Redman. The team's next game was the league semifinal against Norkam at Kamloops Rugby Club Tuesday. A win would have earned them a berth in the Okanagan playoffs. Look for results in a future issue of the Times. “Our players are extremely hard working and coachable,” commented co-coach Gabe Francis. “The coaches could not be happier with the development of the team thus far.” The team's other coach is Charles Kramer. Right: Nate Wadlegger seeks to run around a wall of opponents as Clearwater Secondary School takes on South Kamloops in a game of rugby at CSS on Tuesday, April 30. Photo by Keith McNeill

Jump Rope for Heart at Raft River School Area carpet bowlers off to Provincials Laura Pickering

Jump Rope for Heart is an annual event at Raft River Elementary School for fitness, fun and a bit of fundraising for the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation. The school holds its event after the snow is gone, so students may skip rope outdoors as well as indoors, and the entire school can participate at once. On Wednesday, May 1, students joined their multi-age family groups at about 1:30 p.m. The family groups made their way to the gym to the sound of drum-


ming from Ms. Steffenson's class for the start of the event. Family groups then moved to various areas in the gym and the back courtyard. We encouraged students to donate a loonie, if possible, as we do for the Terry Fox Run every September. This was a great way for our family groups to reconnect, to have some fun and fitness, and to foster awareness of heart-healthy choices and activities. See you next year! – Laura Pickering is school coordinator for Jump Rope for Heart


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Barriere Star/ Journal Area carpet bowlers Donna Smith, Sharon March, Hector Denton and Lil Klassen recently won the Zone 8 Playoffs for the 4’s, which qualifies them to compete at the B.C. Senior’s Games in Kamloops this August. Jack Livingstone, and Pete and Linda Verhoeven won the 3’s and also will be moving on to compete at the Games. Ernie Yungen and Anke Zijderveld will represent Zone 8 in the pairs competitions.

Right: Area carpet bowlers, Hector Denton, Sharon March, Donna Smith and Lil Klassen recently won the Zone 8 Playoffs for the 4’s which qualifies them to compete at the B.C. Senior’s Games in Kamloops this August. Denton, Smith, and March also are competing at the Provincials in Prince George starting May 6. Submitted Photo

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to Prince George to play in the Carpet Bowling Provincials for the 4’s. On May 9 and 10, Donna Smith (Barriere) and Sharon March (Little Fort) will compete in the pairs. Also on the those days, Livingstone and the Verhoevens will compete against Hector Denton, Ernie Yungen (Barriere) and Nina Clearwaters (Barriere), and the rest of the province, for the 3’s.

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Election issue: forests and logging By Tom Fletcher, Black Press The B.C. Liberals and NDP agree on one thing when it comes to B.C.'s vast forest resource: marketing B.C. wood to Asian markets remains a high priority. Their bitterest disagreement is over log exports, although neither party offers a clear strategy as the May 14 election approaches. The NDP election platform blasts the B.C. Liberals for presiding over a doubling of log exports to 5.7 million cubic metres between 2009 and 2012, with "no plan to curtail the flow. "We will work with stakeholders to reduce raw log exports and create more valueadded forestry jobs in British Columbia," says the NDP platform, repeating its 2009 campaign pledge. The B.C. Liberals tout their success selling lumber to China and Hong Kong, whose share of B.C. lumber exports has grown from 6.6 per cent in 2006 to 32.6 per cent in 2011. The B.C. Liberals say their

marketing partnership with Ottawa and the forest industry has sold enough lumber to keep 16 mills operating. "Banning exports of unprocessed logs won't solve timber access issues for mills, especially coastal ones," the B.C. Liberal platform says. "Our preference is to have logs milled here at home, but log exports are a key component to growing our coastal forest economy and keeping people employed in British Columbia." The Coastal Forest Products Association argues that each high-grade log sold abroad supports harvest of two more logs that go to domestic sawmills. Platform highlights: • The B.C. Liberals propose to increase the budget for planting and silviculture in pine beetle-affected forests by $10 million a year, starting in 2015. The party promises to consult with communities and industry to make a transition from volume-based harvest licences to area-based tenures, a plan that was withdrawn from the legislature amid criticism earlier this year.

• The B.C. NDP promises a $100 million investment over five years to double the number of seedlings planted and update forest inventories. The party has revived a proposal for a "jobs protection commissioner" to help adapt to reduced timber supply due to pine beetle damage. • The B.C. Conservatives propose to review Crown forest land tenures and "where appropriate, modify or change forms of tenure to ensure wealth and employment generation." The party also wants to increase research, reforestation and marketing of forest exports abroad, but offers no specific plans or budget commitments. • The B.C. Green Party proposes to offer low-interest start-up loans "to encourage small, labour-intensive ecoforestry." It also wants to hold an inquiry into "stumpage manipulation," and "accelerate tenure reform to require no less than 50 per cent of public forest tenures be held by First Nations woodlots and communities by the year 2019."

Pitching-in to clean up Clearwater Secondary School students (l-r) Glen Dohms, Katie Bieber and Kaitlyn Vanderzwan pick up trash next to Highway 5 the weekend before last. The three are members of the school’s graduating class. Similar Pitch-In clean up events took place in Clearwater and Little Fort on the Saturday and Sunday. Photo by Keith McNeill

Conservatives launch call for proposals to increase opportunities for women in non-traditional roles Ottawa- Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo was pleased to promote on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, a call for projects that will increase opportunities for women in nontraditional roles, as part of a call for proposals to increase economic opportunities for women in Canada. "Through Budget 2013, our government is committed to creating a strong economy and women are key to Canada's economic success," said McLeod. "This call for proposals, will allow more women to succeed and prosper in non-traditional jobs."

The new call for proposals launched today by Minister Ambrose is entitled Opening Doors: Economic Opportunities for Women. This Call for Proposals will help communities create new economic opportunities for women in three thematic areas: 1. Advancing Women in NonTraditional Occupations: Projects will engage key stakeholders - institutions, employers, sector and professional organizations and communities, etc. - in sector-specific efforts to advance women in non-traditional occupations. 2. Increasing Economic Options for Women: Projects will address institutional barriers and other factors that limit local

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Garden Party is big success Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary PR chair Marg. Anderson holds a handmade bird house – one of many high quality items that were sold by auction during the Auxiliary's Garden Party at the Blue Loon Grill on Sunday, May 5. The event, which included a luncheon, had only two unsold tickets, she says. Photo by Keith McNeill

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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




YEARS Septic - Installation - Service - Pumping Demolition - Excavation - Backhoe ServiceEXPERIENC E Residential & Industrial Wells Trucking - Crane Truck - Water - Dump Certified Well Driller Gravel - Sand - Top Soil - Snow Removal Duane Bochek Bus. (250) 573-3000Jack Paul 250.819.3205B.C. 250.299.9510 Kamloops, Toll Free 1-888-839-3557

Electric Contractors


Service Center


Construction, Renos & Demos & Towin Septic Service - Pumper Truck Backhoe & Bobcat Call 40c Control years Certified Traffi & Towexperience Truck - 24 Hours 250-674-186 Traffic Control/Certified Portable toilet rentals Chimney Sweep RON ROTZETTER Plumbing 250-674-0145 / 250-31 Clearwater, BC • Well Repair

Building Contractor

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



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Good Prices • Great Service • Quality Work

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


Licenced & Bonded Reg. NO: 99142

B.C. Reg. #24833

Greenhouse & Gardening

Heating & Air Conditioning

Kyla Parsons


141 Wadlegger Rd.

OPEN 9am - 5pm

Garbage Collection GARBAGE COLLECTION 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

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


Sunshine Valley Growers

Bringing a little Sunshine to you


REMEMBER Mother’s Day Flowers Sunday May 12

Symons Electric •

Al Kirkwood 674-3343

Contractor Contrac

Water Wells Contracting CONTRACTORS

Toll Free 1-888-83WELLS

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

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

Call Bev 250-374-9439 For all of your propane needs

Complete Service Throughout the North Thompson -Rental 1-888-881-1868 250-374-9439 -Parts

-Residential -Commercial -Cylinder




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Clearwater Times Thursday, May 9, 2013

• Landscape Design • Agroforestry • Xeric Dryscapes • Range Management A19 • 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

Business & Service Directory Septic Service



Business & Service Directory JAYLEE DOG Shiatsu Clinic BODY HARMONY


Located In The Legion Building

“Interior Health approved” POTABLE WATER SERVICE

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

Open Tues., Wed. & Thurs. Call for day or evening appointments (250) 674-0098






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Bus. (250) 573-3000 Toll Free 1-888-839-3557


Valemount, Blue River and Avola

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.


250-674-3123 Please call to OFFICE: make an appointment or CELL: 250-674-1427 250-674-0145 or 250-674-1869


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Septic Service - Pumper Truck ON CALL

DIVISIONS Service CenterBobcat and Backhoe

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Construction, Renos & Demos & Towin Septic Service - Pumper TruckPlumbing Backhoe & Bobcat Call YEARS Certified Traffic Control & Tow Truck - 24 Hours 250-674-1869 EXPERIE Traffic Control/Certified NCE Residential & Industrial Wells Industrial Lot with Hwy 5 Access and Visibility toilet rentals Construction • Renovations • Certified Septic & Water • Plumbing • Wells & RepairsPortable • $350 a month. Certified Well Driller Chimney Sweep RON ROTZETTER Excavation • Dump Truck • Toilet Rentals • Towing • Certified Traffic Control Plumbing 250-674-0145 / 250-318 Duane Bochek Bus. (250) 573-3000 Well Repair

Toll Free 1-888-83WELLS

ATB.C. ON Kamloops,

Toys available for borrowing Adults and children check out some of the toys available for lending out at Clearwater Library, thanks to a donation from Wells Gray Community Forest and help from the Thompson-Nicola Library System. Pictured are (back, l-r) early childhood education student Michelle Baker, TNRD director of libraries Marc Saunders, manager of library support services Jacquie Kirkey, Clearwater Library manager Darlene Cowie, Success by 6 coordinator Heather Adamson, (front, l-r) Rylan Baker, Owen Lamond, Georgia Lamond and library staff member Carol Radcliff. There are 35 boxes of toys available for lending out for two weeks at a time, all organized by themes. The toy library is a Success by 6 project. Photo by Keith McNeill


Septic Towing


Certified Well Driller Duane Bochek Kamloops, B.C.

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BUD’S WATER WELLS LTD. Residential & Industrial Wells

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

Storage Units Anytime day or nightMini - 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

Water Wells



call Safe HomeRV & Boat Storage

Arlee Yoerger


Toll Free 1-888-83WELLS

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


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Office Space for Rent


Pair win art contest (Front, l-r) Kelly Ludbrook, Grade 4, and Andrew Ludbrook, Grade 2, won in their respective categories for the North Thompson Arts Council’s Elementary Art Contest. Entries were displayed at the Clearwater Arts Festival on April 21. Council representatives (back, l-r) Doris Laner and Patti Woods presented the prizes – boxes filled with art supplies. The two Raft River Elementary School students’ artwork will be displayed at the District of Clearwater offices next month. Photo submitted


Thursday, May 9, 2013 Clearwater Times

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.

~ Jewish Proverb

Wells Gray Country

Dates: May 31 & June 1 Time: Fri, 6:30pm – 9:00pm & Sat, 9:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Community Resource Centre Cost: $75


May 24 & 25


OFA Level 1 First Aid

May 24


OFA Level 3 First Aid

May 27 – Jun 7

Babysitting & First Aid

May 9: Walk with your Doc, meet at CSS parking lot, Pancake Breakfast, Legion Hall, 8am-11am. 6 pm May 13: Clearwater & District Hospice Society May: 11: Farmer’s Market, 9 am – noon, beside AGM, 11 am – 1 pm, 257D Glen Road. Everyone Interior White Water building. welcome.

May 12: Clearwater-Vavenby Lions Mothers’ Day

BABYSITTING & FIRST AID (11 YEARS+) This course is designed for youth 11 years and older who want to become a babysitter or may already be one. The babysitting course covers the responsibilities of a babysitter, safety tips for children of all ages, basic child care skills, and what to do in case of an emergency. Course fee includes a basic workbook and a personal mini first aid kit.

Red Cross Standard First Aid May 25 & 26


May 11 – 12: Art Crawl, 10 am – 4 pm Upper Clearwater, 12 stops and 17 different artisans participating. Watch for the blue and green balloons marking each studio.


May 31 & June 1


May 16: CNT Rod & Gun Club, 7 pm, Blackpool Hall. May 18: May Day Parade, parade leaves Capostinsky Park 11 am and ends behind Raft River Elementary School. Info 250-674-3115

HEALTH & HEALING Tuesday Morning Coffee ~ 10 am – 11 am at Baptist Church. Closed, will meet again in the fall. • 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.

For a complete list of our area’s COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS stop in at the Times office and pick up your copy of the North Thompson Community Directory • Brookfield Mall Clearwater • 250-250-6743343


$175 $75

TEL: 250.674.3530 IN PERSON: 224 Candle Creek Rd. EMAIL: •


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. 5pm: 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


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North Thompson Times Thursday, May 9, 2013 A21

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Happy Occasions: Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, etc. 1 column by 3 inch - $18.49 + GST Deadlines: Word Ads: Mondays 12pm 5pm Display Ads: Mondays 12pm It is the policy of The Star/Journal and The Times to receive pre-payment on all classified advertisements. Ads may be submitted by phone if charged to a VISA, MC or an existing account.

CHECK YOUR AD! Notice of error must be given in time for correction before the second insertion of any advertisement. The paper will not be responsible for omissions or for more than one incorrect insertion, or for damages or costs beyond the cost of the space actually occupied by the error. Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of ads which discriminate against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved. Readers; in ads where ‘male’ is referred to, please read also as ‘female’ and where ‘female’ is used, read also ‘male’. NOTE: When ordering items out of province, the purchaser is responsible to pay provincial sales tax. Do not send money in response to an advertisement without confirming the credentials of that business, and be aware that some telephone numbers will be charged for by the minute





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Brodex Industries LTD requires full time machinist mainly Monday to Friday. Some overtime may be required. Competitive wages & benefits. Email resume to or Mail: 3751 Hwy. 97N Quesnel, BC V2J 5Z2

GRAPPLE YARDER Operator & Hooktender team, required immediately! Experienced! Must have a valid driver’s licence, First Aid and be team oriented. Central Vancouver Island. Fax resume to 250871-0208.

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Career Opportunities Announcements


In Memoriam


In Loving Memory of Glen Shook You are missed very much But your memory’s so dear That deep in our hearts You will always be near. Christine, James, Michael, Andrew and family


ROAD BUILDER – Must be experienced in grades, culvert placement and install, ditching and sloping, and Forestry standard roads. Pay negotiable, full season work with benefit package.

Coming Events Barriere Hospice Walk, May 27. 6:30pm gather at the Ridge, 7pm walk. All welcome. Contact Marnie 250-672-0301. May Day Parade Saturday, May 18 Theme: Service to the Community Registration: 9:15 Judging:10:15-10:45 Parade leaves Capostinsky Park @ 11 a.m. and ends behind Raft River Elementary School. Entry fee: $20 business float; other entrants no charge; free lunch to all participants. Sponsored by Rotary Info 250-674-3115

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS Information 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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Feller Buncher Operator (Cat Buncher) – Full time Pay negotiable by exp. benefit package. Please fax resume (1)250-378-4991 or e-mail:


TRAIN TO be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 32 years of success! Government certified. or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

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250-587-0026 Anytime

An Alberta Oilfield Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator, and labourer/rock truck operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction (780)723-5051. ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES Ltd is currently recruiting Line Cooks for Inns North hotels in Nunavut. We provide meal allowances, subsidized accommodations, and relocation assistance. Please forward your resume to: humanresources or fax to: (204)632-8575. Visit us online: for more information. Looking for experienced skidderman in Clearwater area. Please call 250-319-9092 or 250-319-1224

Phone 250-674-3838 or

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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Experienced casual cook needed. Please apply with resume to Yellowhead Pioneer Residence, 4557 Barriere Town Rd. Food Safe required. FISHING GUIDE Wanted for West Coast, Vancouver Island. $300.-$500./day. 3 years guiding experience required. Please email resume through website: MAINTENANCE/LOADER OPERATOR NEEDED. This is a fulltime, permanent position starting immediately at our plant in Princeton, BC. Minimum of 10 years maintenance experience required on a variety of production and mobile equipment. Experience in a post mill, or small to medium size sawmill preferred. Must be able to handle a variety of tasks, work well with minimum supervision and be part of the team. Please submit resumes by fax 250295-7912 or email

QUESNEL Industrial Transportation is currently hiring drivers for upcoming logging season. Steady work & very competitive compensation package. Please call Dennis @ 1(800)667-3944 or (250)992-2309 Sawmill Head Rig Operator Trout Creek Enterprises in Kamloops is expanding and looking to hire for a newly installed custom cut sawmill with temposonics. Head Rig Operator experience required. Fax resume to 250-314-1105 or email

Trades, Technical CLARK BUILDERS immediately requires Superintendents for the Regina & Saskatoon areas. 5 - 10 years Commercial Construction Experience. Contact us at: 1-877-4166815. Send an Email to: or Fax 1-888-403-3051. CLARK BUILDERS requires out of town Surveyors. Must have commercial construction experience. Contact us at: 1877-416-6815. Send an Email: or Fax 1-888-403-3051. CLASS 1 driver. Edmonton based company seeks Class 1 Driver to drive Tandem Dump Truck for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work. General labour duties included and clean abstract required; or Fax 780-444-9165 or mail to 16719 - 110 Ave., Edmonton. 7-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. CONCRETE FORM Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work. Clean Class 1 licence required; Email: or Fax: 780-444-9165 or Mail: 16719 - 110 Ave., Edmonton; 7-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209.

Warehouse/Factory PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR We are looking for a self-motivated Production Supervisor for our busy wood post manufacturing and treating facility in Princeton, BC. The successful candidate will be responsible for employee training and development, quality and cost control, production scheduling and safety. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years supervisory experience in an industrial production operation, a post mill or wood production facility preferred. Must have a high degree of resourcefulness, flexibility and adaptability; and the ability to plan, organize, develop and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc. Good leadership skills, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a proven track record are required. Please email your resume to For further information about our company visit our website at Only those selected for interviews with be contacted.

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

E-mail: • Website: RCA – Casual & Permanent PT, ICS B0007 CASHIER – Little Fort Store PT/FT CB0054 SANDWICH ARTIST – Subway PT/FT CB0055 LIBRARY ASSISTANT – Casual CASUAL COOK – YPR (Casual) WAITRESS – Sam’s Pizza (Must be 19) SKILL DEVELOPMENT: If you have been on Employment Insurance in the past 3 years (5 years maternity) and are currently

unemployed, you may be eligible for re-training dollars. Book an appointment to see one of our counselors for more information. We look forward to seeing you: come in and we’ll personally see that you get the information you’re seeking or call and make an appointment. • Free computer and Internet access • Free resume help • Free information on many services.

“The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia” In Partnership with Barriere & District Chamber of Commerce and Yellowhead Community Services

CLEARWATER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 58A Young Road, Clearwater BC V0E 1N2 250-674-2928 Fax 250-674-2938

E-mail: • Web Page: Firefighters, Chainsaw Operators, Fallers & Danger Tree Assessors: Seas/Clw #C0125 German Speaking Tour Guide: Seas/Clw #C0124 Cashier: FT/PT Little Fort #C0123 Housekeeper: Seas/FT/Clw #C0122 Sandwich Artist: Seas/Little Fort #CB0121 Barista: Seas Casual/Clw #C0120 Line Cook: FT/Little Fort #CB0119 Nanny: Seas FT/Clw #C0118 Cleaner: PT/Clw #C0117 Server: Seas PT/Clw #C0116 Breakfast Cook: Seas/Clw #C0115 Breakfast Cook: Seas/Clw #C0112 Student Service Assistant: Seas/Clw #0111 Kitchen Assistant: Seas/Clw #0109 Service Assistant: Seas/Clw #0108 Baker: Seas/Clw #0105 Dishwasher: Seas/Clw #C0104 Kitchen Helper: Seas/Clw #C0103 Waitress/Waiter: Seas/Clw #C0102 Cook: Seas/Clw #C0098 Day-Shift Cook: Seas/Clw #CB0092 Cook: Seas/Clw #CB0091 Operations Manager: Seas/Clw #C0084 Whitewater Kayak Instructor: Seas/Clw #C0083 Whitewater Rafting Instructor/Trip Leader: Seas Clw #C0082 Waitress/Waiter: 2 pos. Seas/Clw #C0076 Housekeepers: 4 pos. Seas/Clw #C0075 Front Desk Clerk: 2 pos. Seas/Clw #C0074 Whitewater Rafting Instructor: Seas/Clw #C0069

GENERAL INFORMATION • Free Workshops: Thurs. May 9th – Internet & Email Basics Workshop ( or every 2nd Thursday) Thurs. May 16th – Creating & Updating Your Resume Workshop (or every 3rd Thursday) Thurs. May 23th – Work Search Techniques Workshop (every 4th Thursday) Thurs. May 30th - Interview Skills 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 May 9 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.

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

Clearwater Wildfires Services Inc. is currently looking for Fire Fighters, Chainsaw Operators & Fallers (WorkSafe BC app. Cert.), and Danger Tree Assessors for the 2013 fire season. ORIENTATION will be held both May 11th & May 12th @ Blackpool Fire Hall 9AM-4PM. If you are interested in employment with CWS Inc., you MUST ATTEND ONE of these two days and pass the physical fitness test (walk 2 miles/3.22km carrying 25lbs/11.34kg within 30 minutes). Please bring a back-pack, suitable footwear, and a bag lunch. We require proof of training, so please bring all certifications (S-100, S-185, ICS-100, 1st Aid, Trans. End., etc.), list of wildfire work experience, and identification. Competitive wages. We follow labour laws & pay overtime. If you have any questions, please email: cwildfires@ or phone (250)676-9465. We hope to see you there!


Thursday, May 9, 2013 North Thompson Times



Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Financial Services

Photography / Video

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.


Heavy Duty Machinery

Plants /Nursery

Own A Vehicle?

Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft Overnight Delivery in most of BC!

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 Delivery BC and AB

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Plant a Tree there is no ‘Planet B’ Freshly dug Colorado Blue/ Green Spruce. 2m +. Burlapped & basketed. $60-$160. Call Bob at McLure Nursery 250-672-9712 or Cell 250-8199712. SPRUCE tree SALE! Starting @ $69.-6’ft, Larger sizes available, 50 tree minimum order. Perfect for front yard, wind or privacy hedge. Call 1-778-436-8776 or email

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Home Improvements FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed!

Kitchen & Bath Renos, Decks, Hardwood & Tile Flooring. 30 yrs exp. Call Ray 250-6725900 or 250-318-5925

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

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Appliances Fridge, convection oven & stovetop, stacking w/d, 30” stove, ft load w/d, single w/d All refurbished. 250-674-0079

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

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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photographer? Portraits, weddings, special events, pet portraits, commercial. Affordable memories that last a lifetime. Seniors rates. Book now avoid & disappointment. Sorry no passport photos Jill Hayward 250-319-8023/250-672-0055

Garage Sales 362 Lilley Rd., May 25-26, 9am-1pm - no earlybirds pls! Lots of tools & assorted items. 4646 Barriere Town Rd., May 18, 8am-6pm only. Saturday & Sunday May 11 & 12; 10 am - 2 pm Heywood Farm 1299 Candle Creek Rd. Gate opens at 10 AM Follow the signs up from the highway. Yard Sale Friday & Saturday May 10 & 11; 9 am - 4 pm 337 Robson St. Weyerhaeuser Sub. Lots of man stuff.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 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 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:

Misc. Wanted Affordable older, well broke horse that is good w/small children. No bad habits. email or 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.

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2011 GMC Sierra 4x4 pickup, 5.3 litre engine, extend-a-cab, auto, short box, exec cond. $17,000. Ph. 250-674-0072

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of JOSEPH MICHEL GRENIER otherwise known as MICHEL JOSEPH GRENIER and MICHAEL J. GRENIER and MIKE GRENIER, deceased, Retired, late of 115 Norfolk Road, Clearwater, British Columbia, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor of #2-555 Glenmeadows Road, Kelowna, British Columbia,V1V 1V5, on or before the 21st day of June, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims of which the Executor then has notice. PAUL JOSEPH GRENIER, Executor of the Estate of JOSEPH MICHEL GRENIER otherwise known as MICHEL JOSEPH GRENIER and MICHAEL J. GRENIER and MIKE GRENIER, Deceased.

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Clearwater: 3 bdrm MH, incl f/s, w/d. Close to shopping. $675/mo. Call after 7 pm 250-488-4445

Clearwater: 3 bdrm home, incl f/s, w/d. Close to shopping. $850/mo. Call after 7 pm. 250-488-4445

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. Centrally located, wood heat, $650/mo. Ph. 250-674-4034

GOLF CARTS, generators, dirt bikes, great deals. Pricing online. 250-395-1347

CHIMNEY Lake waterfront near Williams Lake in the Cariboo. 3BR with geothermal and rental cabin. # 702896 (250)305-6627 $499,000


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PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Section 124 of the Community Charter Council must establish a Procedure Bylaw to be followed for the conduct of its business. Bylaw No. 0001, A Bylaw to Regulate the Meeting of the Council and the Conduct Thereof was established upon incorporation and is being amended to reflect necessary procedural processes. Pursuant to Section 94 of the Community Charter the District of Clearwater is providing Amendment Bylaw 100, 2013, A Bylaw to Regulate the Meetings of the Council and the Conduct Thereof for Council consideration at the May 21st, 2013 Regular Council meeting.

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Seeing wildlife on the way to the Quesnel word spinners wildlife, two light brown horses prancing together in another field, necks arched, high-stepping and handsome, with blonde manes and tails had me grinning and complimenting them on their synchronisation. In this same area south of 150 Mile House, John and I have seen hundreds of deer in the past, but not one was showing its face that day. However, several small herds were grazing unconcernedly near the highway when I was on my way home a few days later. An eagle soared where a ferry once carried vehicles across the Fraser River at Marguerite. The silhouette of that majestic bird looked dark against the sky, feathers on wingtips spread apart to catch every wisp of air current. More swans swam and dabbled their heads in a pond behind a log house in Alexandria where we once visited teachers from the nearby school – now a deserted relic. I had to keep stopping to scribble down all that I was seeing – my memory not being what it was, you understand! And I wasn’t the only one making the most of that day. In Quesnel, walkers were out in droves on the paths beside the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers. It250-672-5363 was, as a Yorkshire friend of TOWING mine would say, “A day from the bottom of the box!”

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My interest in writing has enticed me into three different writers’ groups, one of them in Quesnel. Although I have been a member for some three years, I had never made it to a meeting. When I found out these Quesnel Wordspinners were offering a workshop about publishing (and my memoir may get there one of these days) I jumped at the chance to go. The workshop was super – but, as you can see from the title, this isn’t about that. A coyote saw me off as I drove through Blackpool in early morning light. Several times between there and Little Fort, pairs of ravens drifted towards each other and away again in a romantic aerial dance. While driving across Highway 24, we have often seen moose – but no animals appeared this time. Mind you, it is much safer if the driver pays attention to the road, especially as it still had slippery sections – and there was only me. In 100 Mile House, the pond behind the Information Centre was still frozen, but straggly, snow-free tops of muskrat houses poked up through its white surface. As Highway 97 leaves town, it passes Marmot Golf Course, but on this early spring day, these namesakes, hazards during golfing season,


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250-674-2966 or 1-800-374-0614


in the Brookfield Shopping Centre in Clearwater

HOURS Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm Closed on Sundays for the Winter Months

DINE IN OR TAKE OUT MENU! MENU HOURS Mon - Thurs 4 - 8pm Friday - Saturday 4 - 10pm


Your Closest Drug Store to Wells Gray Park


9am - 6pm Brookfield Centre Clearwater, BC

250-674-3122 Have some fun Golfing at Lacarya Golf Course or Wells Gray Golf Course!

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 Clearwater Times

7th Annual McArthur Island Sale









OF NEW & USED INVENTORY! Bring your Trade, e, Car, Truck, Van, n, Suv or RV, paid for orr not! not

Inside & Out at Kamloops McArthur Island Sports Centre




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Sports & Events Centre

Rivers Trail


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Locally Owned & Operated For Over 20 Years!

2477 East Trans Canada Hwy. on the Kamloops Auto Mall

"Where Kamloops Comes To Save"

genuine people... genuine service New Location - 940 Halston Avenue

D.L. #30731

Clearwater Times, May 09, 2013  

May 09, 2013 edition of the Clearwater Times