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A lightning arrestor shorted out in Williams Lake Monday afternoon, leaving more than 2,100 customers without power, mostly in the downtown area. At around 2 p.m. some observers noticed smoke coming from one of the hydro poles in the alley between First and Second Avenues North. A BC Hydro crew member attended and said the shorted arrestor took out a circuit, which resulted in the power outage. That outage extended from the immediate vicinity, to areas as far away as Walmart and Mountview elementary school. Within an hour power had been restored to most places except for business close to hydro pole, where power was not fully restored until 4:45 p.m.

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Students enrolled in the BC Aboriginal Mine Training Association Heavy Operator Program have been learning and working at the Williams Lake Indian Band Coyote Rock subdivision development, south of Williams Lake.

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Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Work being done by students enrolled in a heavy equipment operator program near Williams Lake is helping with a future development. “The reality is that this is a training exercise that ties in with our Coyote Rock subdivision development plans,” said Williams Lake Indian Band economic development officer, Kirk Dressler. “What’s taking place is a heavy equipment operator’s program that is sponsored by the British Columbia Aboriginal Mine Training Association, Thomson Rivers University and the WLIB.” Students are helping install the booster system for water, explained WLIB Chief Ann Louie. “We completed the main system and are putting in the booster system now for the development.”

Louie said potentially within 25 to 30 years, there could be 90 residential lots at the development site. “There are 11 large commercial development sites as well,” Louie added. The British Columbia Aboriginal Mine Training Association (BCAMTA) Heavy Equipment Operator (Civil and Mining) Program is intended to give practical experience to aboriginal persons who are seeking employment opportunities in mining or other industries. The program includes a classroom and practical component with elements that include training in construction, equipment operation, traffic control, First Aid, and WHMIS. BCAMTA anticipates there will be multiple intakes at the Coyote Rock site. Presently there are 20 students participating in the second set of

training sessions. “They’ve completed one set and are doing another one,” Louie explained. “The training is geared toward working in mining, but the expertise they achieve in the program gives them the opportunity to get into almost any employment.” Students hail from the 15 bands in the region, including some from areas as far away as Smithers. Recently a student told Louie his lifestyle had been very negative until he entered the program. “He thanked me for bringing BCAMTA to Williams Lake and encouraging the training within our band because it had changed his life style. Even if we make a change in one individual’s life it’s great.” Louie said WLIB has been involved with BCAMTA right from the very beginning.

Len Jackson, director of operations for BCAMTA, said typically there are two full-time instructors through TRU Kamloops, but this time they’ve done something completely different. “There’s an actual contractor on site, IDL Construction, with the building of the roads and the commercial construction. They are providing an on-site supervisor to assist the TRU instructor and to oversee the actual construction of what the WLIB is wanting to have occur on site,” Jackson said. “Normally a mining partner will give BCAMTA an area at a mine and the students will simply move dirt, whereas this time we spoke to the band to see if there was something that we could do for them, and this is what we landed on.” See INITIAL Page A3


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RCMP seek iPhone peeping tom Williams Lake RCMP responded to about 50 calls for service during the weekend. May 25 iPhone peeping tom A woman called the RCMP about 7:47 a.m., May 25 because she had noticed an iPhone under her bathroom stall taking pictures or video of her while she was using the women’s restroom at the

Thompson Rivers University campus in Williams Lake. A suspect left the building when the woman kicked the phone out of his hands and left the washroom. The suspect is described as male, approximately five-feet, 10-inches tall to six-feet, one-inch tall; thin, wearing a black nylon shell, hood over his

head, grey shoes with orange/red soles, and clean shaven. There was mud up the suspect’s back from riding a bike. The suspect was seen to grab a Raleigh mountain bike, dark in colour, that was locked at the bike stand and left the scene. No suspect has been identified at this time.  Assault

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Marie Sharpe elementary school participated in a Jump Rope for Heart event to raise funds Heart and Stroke Foundation May 23.

At 12:19 a.m. May 25 police were dispatched to a complaint of an assault causing bodily harm. The victim stated he was assaulted sometime between midnight and 12:15 a.m. at a pub in Williams Lake. The victim identified his attacker. The matter is still under investigation by police.  May 26 Roll over Police were dispatched to a roll over motor vehicle incident at the intersection of Pine Valley Road and Hwy 97 North at 11:52 a.m., May 26. It appeared a vehicle left the road and went down a 30-foot embankment. The two occupants of the vehicle escaped uninjured, although the vehicle’s roof and a nearby fence sustained damage,.  Mailboxes damaged At noon, May 26 police received a report of mischief to mailboxes just north of Blue Lake Road on Cariboo Hwy 97 North. The mailboxes had been pushed over, however, there was no damage done to the mailboxes.     Woman injured in MVI

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A woman was transported to Cariboo Memorial Hospital Sunday, May 26 after the vehicle she was driving went off the road north of Williams Lake. At approximately 3:30 p.m., the RCMP received a call there had been a motor vehicle accident on Highway 97 North, about three to four kilometres before the Soda Creek turnoff.  The caller reported that there was an injured female who appeared to have a broken arm. A Ford Fusion was down a steep embankment, on its roof and severely damaged with one of the tires completely torn off the vehicle along with parts and pieces strewn throughout the field where the vehicle finally came to a rest after going air-born off an embankment approximately 20 feet high. The driver stated that she might have fallen asleep while driving on her way from Prince George to Kamloops.  Emergency Health Services (EHS) and search and rescue attended to care for the driver before the was transported to hospital.

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Council seeks more citizen input on renewed Williams Lake branding process Williams Lake City Council is turning to local residents for more input on the City’s placebrand. Interested citizens are encouraged to share their opinions through an online survey on the Williams Lake Place Brand site – and organizers are hoping to get more participation this time around. The first brand presented featured the tagline “Welcome to the Republic of Life” which was aimed at “thirty-something” people who are looking for a great small town where they can live, work, and raise a family. The concept was meant to be a modern take on the area’s cowboy heritage, and it resonated strongly with the intended audience. However, once it got out into the community it generated a lot of controversy. As a result, Council has decided to go back to the people for more input. Mayor Kerry Cook explains that Williams Lake is competing against many other similar rural cities to attract new residents and new investment. “Attracting more population is important to maintaining and growing existing services and businesses,” she says. “If we’re going to build a sustainable economic future, we absolutely have to find a way to attract young families who will help build entrepreneurial energy and skilled workforce.” Participate in the Williams Lake Place Brand online survey at www.mywilliamslake. placebrand.ca.

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Initial phase begins Continued From Page A1 The work being done at the Coyote Rock Development area as part of the HEO program will form the initial phases of WLIB’s subdivision development, which will be in construction over the next two or more years. More than 10 acres of land fronting the Coyote Rock Golf Course will be devoted to highway commercial development, and there will be a multi-phase golf course residential development adjacent to the existing Lexington subdivision. “It’s a big thing having this development ongoing,” Louie said. “It’s been a big year for us. We got Newsmaker of the Year with the Chamber of Commerce for our work with Mount Polley, and we have since signed another agreement with Taseko Mines.” In January 2012, the

WLIB was one of 18 new entrant First Nations who began opting out of the 34 land-related sections of the Indian Act and assume control over their reserve land and resources. New signatory First Nations will be able to manage their land, resources and environment according to their own land codes, laws and policies. Louie said the WLIB will ratify its agreement with the government in 2014. “We are also working in conjunction with the ministry of transportation on four-laning through our IR#1,” Louie said, adding the highway work will help ease some of the costs of enhancing the WLIB’s residential area development. Louie said the development will also enhance the city of Williams Lake. “The economic devel-

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An artist’s rendering of the Coyote Rock Development Site, currently under construction (left).

opment team that we’ve structured, along with our own corporations, are really working well. It’s really brought forward our band quickly. I interviewed a person from the region who is interested in some of the residential lots last week and I know that Kirk and Byron have met with interested investors too,” she added.

The current intake at the BCAMTA Coyote Rock HEO site poses with instructors and staff from BCAMTA (below).

Federal gas tax funds most likely to continue Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer Cities like Williams Lake are breathing a sigh of relief to know that gas tax funds from the federal government will most likely continue to flow. Presently the city receives $483,000 from the fund annually.

Originally the funding was scheduled to end, but on March 21 the federal government introduced an act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in parliament to include keeping it going. There will also be an increase to the amount of the payments, with index-

ing of two per cent each year. “This is good news for municipalities,” said Mayor Kerry Cook. “This will be the first time the tax is going to be indexed.” She also pointed to new flexibility in the use of the funding as another boon for communities. “It can be used

for recreation and roads,” Cook said. The scope of eligible products has also been broadened to include regional airports, short line rail, disaster mitigation, broad banding conductivity, brown field redevelopment, tourism and culture. In 2013, gas tax funds will be used for part

of the bike trail on the South Lakeside widening project, some will be used for Phase 5 of the River Valley sewer infrastructure, and for the overpass over Mackenzie Avenue, as a few examples. Generally, it can also be used for projects that promote clean air and clean water. Between 2005 and

2011, Williams Lake has received a total of $1,938,462 from gas tax funds. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities noted in it latest newsletter it anticipates the bill will likely become law before parliament rises for summer recess on June 21. “The federal GTF is much more than

another infrastructure program,” FCM noted. “It is a permanent federal transfer that provides predictable, long-term funding for municipalities to build and revitalize public infrastructure - our roads and bridges as well as water, energy, public transit and solid waste management systems.”

CRD solid waste management plan receives provincial assent At its board meeting Friday, May 10, the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) endorsed its new 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan. Earlier this year, the province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Environment approved the plan with a few conditions. “It’s exciting that the CRD’s new Solid Waste Management Plan, which was created in collabora-

tion with our residents for our region, has received provincial assent,” stated CRD Chair Al Richmond.  “I would like to extend our gratitude to the Advisory Committee and regional residents who participated in the development of this new plan, through committee meetings, open houses, surveys and emails. This is building communities together in its purest

form.” As a condition of the Ministry of Environment’s approval of the CRD’s Solid Waste Management Plan, a Plan Monitoring Advisory Committee will be formed to facilitate ongoing public involvement during implementation of the plan. The plan is designed to achieve improved environmental management

of solid waste transfer and disposal sites, and encourage further diversion of materials from landfills. These actions will conserve resources, create job opportunities and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The approved plan outlines how solid waste, including recyclables, will be handled in the region for the next 10 years. Highlights include:

• recycling access for all CRD residents; • improved operation of nine of the CRD’s refuse sites to improve diversion, achieve greater efficiencies and reduce environmental risks; • organics diversion; • improved wood waste management; and • increased education, including easy access to waste management information.

Phase One of the implementation schedule will start in 2013 and end in 2015. This phase will focus on transfer station improvements and providing recycling access. Subsidized backyard composter sales are also a phase one initiative.  The first composter event took place May 1, 2013, in 100 Mile House, Quesnel and Wells. Subsidized sales will return in the spring

of 2014. Phase Two spans 2016 to 2018 and will focus on the establishment of Eco Depots in Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and Quesnel as well as a centralized windrow composting pilot project. The final phase three will see the continuation of initiatives which commenced in phase one and two, and completes the 10-year plan in 2022.

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NEWS Our stories need to be told: Sellars Monica Lamb-Yorski Tribune Staff Writer If telling the truth is brave, that’s a sad statement on today’s society, said Xatśūll Chief Bev Sellars at the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School reunion held over the long weekend at the Williams Lake Indian Band Pow Wow grounds. Sellars has recently had a book published by Talonbooks, titled Number One, that features stories of herself and other students who attended the residential school. “We need to get this out there. People have swept it under the carpet for too long,” she said. Holding up a copy of the book, with a cover that features a photograph of her two granddaughters, Sellars said if residential schools were still in existence the older one would have already spent four years there. The younger one would have spent two years there. “I also have a grandson who just turned 16 years old at the beginning of May. I think about him, my granddaughters, and the grandchildren of all of us. He would have been leaving the school by now and been well on his way to a life of alcohol and drugs to try and avoid the memories that he would have had from that place,” Sellars said. Thankfully her grandson’s well-adjusted and will go on to lead a productive life, she added. In the book, Sellars writes about Doreen Johnson, who was her protector at the mission. “The first week I was there I was so grateful for Doreen because she was tough. She says now that she was a bully but for me personally I was grateful she was a bully because if anybody wanted to pick on me they had to go through Doreen so they left me alone.” Sellars said she began writing stories before she planned to write a book. “Connecting the dots of what happened there and how it affected me in later life meant I ended up with a big stack of

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Xatśūll Chief Bev Sellars discusses her new book, Number One, containing stories from her family and others who attended St. Joseph’s Mission residential school near Williams Lake.

little stories. I showed them to my husband Bill and he was absolutely stunned at what I had written.” Her husband was in upfront Aboriginal politics for almost 40 years, yet he had no idea what went on, even though both of his parents went to residential school in Alert Bay. “I could understand how he didn’t know because that was the same for me. My grandmother went to the schools,

my mom went to the schools, and I went to the schools,” Sellars explained. “We talked about it amongst ourselves, but I didn’t talk to my kids about it.” It’s the same for a lot of the people who went there, they didn’t talk about it to the younger generation. “When I started writing, it really bothered me. I started thinking we’re all going to die and the younger generation is not going to

be able to understand why there’s so much disfunction in the communities.” As she wrote she was thinking about her family mostly, her brothers and sisters, uncles, grandparents, and parents. “It turned into this book and it probably wouldn’t have happened so quickly if my brother Chuck hadn’t given me some money. I had all these stories and they just rambled on,

but it didn’t read like a book.” With the money from her brother, Sellars hired an editor from Kamloops. “I was going to selfpublish because I was told in order to get it published it would take two to three years if I was lucky. I wasn’t willing to do that so I asked a former university professor of mine to do a short blurb for the back of the book.” When the professor received the manuscript she encouraged Sellars to go through a publisher and put her in touch with Talonbooks. Talonbooks president and CEO Kevin Williams, after reading the manuscript, contacted Sellars in one week and said they would publish the book and were going to make it the lead book for Talonbooks’ spring releases. “In talking to others who read they book they say, that’s me. That’s my story. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Canada or the U.S. and even though this is my personal story, it could be so many of our personal stories.”

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City of Williams Lake to clamp down on boulevard parking In order to ensure that vehicles are not illegally parked on city boulevards, the city will focus on enforcement of the 2011 Boulevard Parking Traffic Control Bylaw, which prohibits boulevard parking in residential zones without an approved boulevard parking spot approved by the city. Vehicles parked on city boulevards can impede safe snow removal, obstruct clear

sight lines for motorists and cyclists, and can be a factor in unsightly properties. Residents are reminded that vehicles parked illegally on the boulevard could be subjected to fines and/ or towed. To apply for an approved boulevard parking area, residents must submit a Request For Boulevard Parking form to the general manager of planning and operations.

The parking area must meet all criteria set out in the bylaw: 1. Parking spot must be delineated (must have a clear border) 2. Parking spot must be surfaced either by paving (preferred), crush, or with grindings (available from the city at a low cost) 3. Parking spot must be connected to driveway 4. The homeowner can request a “curb drop,” however, this

cost will be borne by the homeowner 5. Plans for parking spots must be approved by the general manager of planning and oOperations before construction takes place 6. Parking spot must be clearly marked in the winter months for easy identification by snow removal crews 7. All passenger vehicles parked within boulevard parking spots must be licensed and insured

8. No recreational vehicles, trailers, or storage of any kind 9. Vehicle must not exceed size of allotted area both in width and length 10. The deadline for markers is October 31 of any given year to correspond with the beginning of the snow removal season. To request boulevard parking forms or more information, contact the city at 250-3922311.

Sellars hopes contributions become knowledge Continued From Page A4 Sellars is finding solace that people are finding her book helpful. “It took them back to the residential school and all of that, but it also helped them heal. The greatest thing I heard about this book is that one non-Native lady who read it said she was going to give it to her daughter. Her daughter has some so-

cial problems and she said this book can help her daughter.” It’s not just Aboriginal people who go through problems, Sellars said, adding she’s glad it can help non-Aboriginal people too. Proceeds from the sale of Number One will go toward a society Sellars is starting to acknowledge the contributions made by Aboriginal people around the world.

“The general population and a lot of us don’t know about it because it was left out of the history books. That’s my next project. It’s part of the deprogramming. I say that Aboriginal people have to be deprogrammed from the destructive teachings that we were taught.” She hopes Aboriginal contributions will become common knowledge, she added. “I’ve done my duty

and I tell people now it’s time for them to write their stories. There are so many more stories that need to be written. If people don’t want to make their stories public, then throw them in the fire, but get them out.”

It becomes easier, she added. “When I first started talking about it in public I would break down all the time, but it does become easier, I assure you. The world needs to know about our Canadian history.”

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CITY OF WILLIAMS LAKE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE CITY OF WILLIAMS LAKE ON A BYLAW TO CHANGE THE LAND USE (ZONING) TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Williams Lake on Tuesday, the 4th day of June, 2013 at the hour of 7:00 PM will hold a Public Hearing in the Council Chambers at 450 Mart Street, to hear all persons interested in supporting or objecting to Williams Lake Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2184, 2013 being a Bylaw of the City of Williams Lake to amend the “Williams Lake Zoning Bylaw No. 1825, 2002”. A copy of the proposed Bylaw and relevant background documents may be inspected between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday, inclusive, excluding holidays, from May 8th, 2013 to June 4th, 2013, both inclusive, at City Hall, 450 Mart Street, Williams Lake, B.C. DATED at Williams Lake this 8th day of May, 2013. Cindy Bouchard, Manager of Legislative Services City of Williams Lake 450 Mart Street Williams Lake, BC V2G 1N3 EXPLANATORY NOTE OF THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF BYLAW NO. 2184 The purpose of Bylaw No. 2184 is to amend the Williams Lake Zoning Bylaw No. 1825, 2002, by amending Division 312 Town Centre Commercial (C-1) Zone as follows: 1) Adding the following text under the heading 312.1 Permitted Land Uses: Community Care Facility(c) (c) Community Care Facility use shall be permitted on Lot 5, Block 4, District Lot 71, Cariboo District, Plan 1553 only. Current allowable uses in the Town Centre Commercial (C-1) Zone are: a) Retail Sales b) Personal Services c) Entertainment d) Restaurant e) Commercial f) Residential Recreation Facility h) Office g) Public Service j) Place of Worship i) Off-Street Parking l) Post Secondary k) Hotel Education m) Accessory Uses n) Accessory Service o) Accessory Residential Commercial The Subject property is located at 279 Third Avenue North and is described as Lot 5, Block 4, District Lot 71, Cariboo District, Plan 1553. The applicant has made this application in order to operate a child daycare centre that qualifies as a Community Care Facility on the premises. *A ‘Community Care Facility’ is defined in the Community Care and Assisted Living Act as a “...a premises or part of a premises in which a person provides care to 3 or more persons who are not related by blood or marriage to the person and includes any other premises or part of a premises that, in the opinion of the medical health officer, is used in conjunction with the community care facility for the purpose of providing care.”


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• Publisher/Sales Mgr. Lisa Bowering • Editor Erin Hitchcock 250-392-2331 ext 243 editor@wltribune.com Free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad. - Albert Camus

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ever Shoot a Stampede Queen, written by Mark Leiren-Young  (once a Tribune reporter), is now a play. Last month Mack and Elizabeth Bryson, who were in Kamloops to launch Mack’s book A Cowboy’s Life, went to the play, and later met the author. Elizabeth (nee Stevenson) told him her sister, Jean Spence, had been the Stampede Queen the year Princess Margaret attended the Stampede.   Last week Elizabeth and Jean attended the play in Vancouver. At the beginning of the performance the stage manager asked if anyone had ever been to Williams Lake. A few people respondFrench Connection ed. Then Diana French he asked if  anyone ever lived in Williams Lake, and a few put up their hands. When he asked if anyone had ever been a Stampede Queen, Jean put up her hand.  “It was  quite fun,” Elizabeth reports. Princess Margaret’s visit to the Stampede was one of those “only in Williams Lake” stories. She insisted on riding in the parade in the Stevenson’s historic BX Stagecoach. The only horses available to pull the coach weren’t used to crowds or stage coaches and they bolted and raced down the streets. Fortunately it ended well, and by all accounts the princess enjoyed the ride. British papers headlined the story:  “Princess Has Wild Ride in Canadian Cow Town.” The full story is told in the Stampede display at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin.   Mack Bryson will be here June 3 for book signings at the Museum. The book will be available at the Open Book. A Cowboy’s Life: Memories of a Western Cowboy in an Empire of Grass will be of special interest here.  Mack was raised on several B.C. Interior ranches and in 1956 his family bought the historic Empire Valley Ranch. He writes with humour and this is a good read both as history and entertainment. Diana French is a freelance columnist for the Tribune. She is a former Tribune editor, retired teacher, historian, and book author.

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Voter turnout dismal again Another election has come and gone, and once again, half of those eligible to vote in this province didn’t bother. That’s just discouraging. So is the fact the B.C. Liberals can win a clear majority in the legislature with less than half the votes, and thus dictate legislation for the next four years unimpeded. Is it any wonder why the other half feel disenfranchised? When the B.C. Conservatives can garner close to 80,000 votes and still have no representation in the legislature, is it any wonder why so many British Columbians feel like they don’t have a voice? Nevertheless, it’s the system that’s currently in place. There was an opportunity to move to a single-transferable vote system in 2009, but voters turned it down — with only 39 per cent in favour in that referendum. Sixty per cent overall approval and 50 per cent ap-

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proval in at least 60 per cent of the province’s electoral districts was required to adopt STV, – a system that more fairly reflects the actual number of votes for a candidate and party rather than seats won. However, the support fell far short. Would voter turnout be any more robust if B.C. had adopted an STV system? Impossible to say ... although given this province’s reputation of election apathy, it’s doubtful. If there is a bright note to the May 14 election result, it was those who did choose to exercise their democratic right clearly did so with little regard to the inevitable NDP victory consistently predicted by the polling companies and political pundits. Clearly the majority of those who turned out to the polls were voting for what they thought was right, not what they were told. At least that’s a positive. - Black Press

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o who was the real winner in the voter sweepstakes May 14? Anything but. In 1979, 81,282 voters opted for anything but the Socreds or the NDP. Last week that number more than tripled to 262,405. As a share of the popular vote, the percentage choosing “anything but” grew from 5.6 per cent of the popular vote to 16.1 per cent. But it’s not just the province-wide numbers that are telling. As the Liberals showed on election night: “it’s the ridings that count stupid.” Twenty-five of B.C.’s 85 ridings had a turnout of less than 50 per cent and 19 of those were in the Lower Mainland. The award for most apathetic riding: Richmond-Centre at 38.9 per cent. Only seven ridings saw a turnout of over 60 per cent and of those the top three had one thing in common: races that engaged voters. In Oak Bay-Gordon Head, the Green Party won its first ever seat in the legislature; in Delta South, Vicki Huntington was re-elected — the first independent to be so in B.C.’s history; and in Saanich North and the Islands, the NDP may very well have eked out a victory in the province’s tightest three-way race. Of course, there were the Wednesday morning quarterbacks who tried to bend the votes of other parties so far out of shape as to claim that suchand-such a party cost such-and-such a party the election. It may provide comfort to the defeated, but it’s an argument based more on wishful thinking than political acumen. Vote tallies can easily be moved from column-to-column after the fact, voters aren’t so easily moved before the fact. But the message for the NDP in all these numbers is ominous and it’s not just about Adrian Dix. The NDP has been nothing if not short of leaders. In the last nine elections, no less than seven have been put to the electoral test. It may have more to do with the brand. Something isn’t connecting with the voters that the NDP needs in order to win. And that soul-searching is going to be far harder on the party faithful than a leadership race ever will be. Dermod Travis is the executive director of IntegrityBC. This is part two of a two-part column.


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Technology could help response warning Editor:   As we look south and consider the disaster at Oklahoma I am again reminded of disasters close to home. In this last year, much of the Wildwood area was evacuated when a truck laden with some sort of explosives tipped over in a ditch. Danger was downplayed, so as not to cause panic. Never-the-less residents were required to evacuate, this follows a prior propane leak evacuation for the same area.  I wrote a prior letter suggesting that a system of warning be in-

stalled in communities along major highways like Highway 97, and possibly in all communities warning devices similar to, as was had during the Second World War. However, with today’s technology, the warning system could be much different. I quote my words from that prior letter:  I envision a system with available technology, where, when a local warning device sounded; a specific area could be warned by an integrated short range FM station broadcasting to that specific area. Possibly a unique community

tonal-pitched electronic signal triggered by a 911 operator preceding the broadcast would be a modern version of the Second World War siren. With the things that are happening in the world, for survival, we may need to develop technology for more rapid public response warning. Disaster preparation is not crying wolf. On July 31, 1987 Edmonton suffered a devastating tornado, no one knew, or suspected was coming. Virtually without warning 24 people died and an Oklahoma-

type devastation occurred over an area a kilometre-wide and 40 kilometers long. With changing weather patterns and increasing populations, no area can be considered as exempt.  Here in Williams Lake, and we certainly can include Quesnel, 100 Mile House, Clinton and Cache Creek, a major highway runs through our communities. Things that were once carried by rail are now on our highways. Picture if you will, a chlorine, or propane loaded truck having a spill of consequence on Highway 97 above 11th and 12th avenues.

Both of these chemicals are heavier than air, evacuation has to be immediate, with chlorine, deaths can occur faster than people could be warned by volunteers in protective gear banging on doors. With a propane leak, all we need do is recall the explosion of a Vancouver plumber’s acetylene tank in his parked car to visualize a propane leak. Astute community leaders need to be expressing their concerns.     Doug Wilson Williams Lake

Chamber Chatter: Stampede parade theme ‘Fun n Games’ Welcome to our newest members: Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy Society, J&E Gifts & Treasures, Life Salt Jar Warehouse and Sunshine Ranch Ventures Ltd. — We look forward to meeting you all at the general meeting! We extend a huge welcome to our summer staff Amy Stafford, Alex Page, and Krista Marie Phillips. We have started our seasonal training as counsellors and they would all love to hear from you. If your business has something exciting going on that we could share with the public, let us know. We have so much information on river rafting, hiking, biking,

CHAMBER CHATTER bird watching, accommodations, fishing, geocaching and everything you need to have a great holiday in our region. We have camping information as well as passports for you to get so that you can receive a beautiful water bottle for free when you visit the Visitor Centres in our area and around B.C. Call us toll free 1-877-967-5253 or visit our website, www.tourismwilliamslake.

com. The 87th Williams Lake Stampede Parade is being held June 29, 2013. This year’s theme is “Fun n’ Games.” To register your Parade float please go online at www.stampedeparade.com and download the registration form or you can pick it up at the Chamber Office at 1660 South Broadway or Papyrus Printing 111 North 2nd Ave., Williams Lake. Entry deadline is June 22. We invite everyone to attend our general meeting luncheon on May 30, from at 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Signal Point Restaurant. Chamber meetings offer businesses the opportunity to meet other

businesses. We ask that you help us and the restaurant to RSVP by Tuesday to 250-392-5025. The cost for lunch is $16 for members and $25 for others. Members are encouraged to enter one of our draws and your business could be profiled compliments of the Tribune and The Wolf/The Rush. Our Guest speaker is Larry Broadfoot, General Manager, Lumber & Plywood Sales Larry has been with Tolko for the past 20 years.  He has held a number of varied positions within Tolko, starting with the company in 1993 as divisional controller with the Louis Creek operation in Barriere. 

Falling in Greg Sabatino photo

Members of the 202 Chilcotin Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps fall in to begin their 47th Annual Ceremonial Review Sunday. The review took place at the Elk’s Hall in Williams Lake where cadets were presented awards for their commitment and dedication to the corp. Saturday, the 3064 Royal Canadian Rocky Mountain Rangers Army Cadet Corps held their annual ceremonial review in the Columneetza gymnasium. See more in a future Tribune.

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Larry moved into the operations side of the business in 2000 and held a number of varied positions at both the Louis Creek and Lavington (Vernon) operation until the winter of 2007 when he moved into the sales department manager of North American Lumber Sales. Larry is a certified general accountant. The Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Williams Lake and area. We promote the well being of business in Williams Lake & District; and foster a work, stay and play at home atmosphere to all residents.

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Lakers show and shine, despite rain Greg Sabatino photos

The Lakers Car Club’s 19th Spring Roundup was another success as the skies cleared up Sunday allowing hundreds to enjoy the car show. Saturday, as part of its weekend festivities, the club hosted a poker run, a steak barbecue, and a cruise up to Thunder Mountain Speedway. Left: Cliff Stronstad’s 1963 Cadillac Coupe de Fleur was a popular sight at the show. Right: Williams Lake’s Sasha Kokesch fires up his grandma’s 1947 Whizzer moped for display.

Motorcycle lane featured all types and varieties of motorcycles.

150 Mile House’s Norm Symynuk shines up his 1949 Massey Pony (left) and 1949 ‘44’ Massey.

Williams Lake’s Karen Rogers polishes up her 1991 Nissan Figaro.

The show featured plenty of muscle cars, including this Plymouth Barracuda 340s.

SPORTS NOTEBOOK Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2

Dirty Knobby and Overlander Cross Country Race The Williams Lake Off Road Motorcycle Association hosts its annual Dirty Knobby family fun ride and poker ride June 1 in the Mountain House Road area. The Dirty Knobby poker ride is open to all ages and skill levels with more fun and activities planned than ever before. This year there will be guided rides for kids, a bike rodeo area, a bike familiarization clinic and free lunch for all who sign up. Sign up starts at 9:30 a.m. with the poker ride beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday’s cross country race goes June 2. For more information including registration visit www. thedirtyknobby.com.

Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 Lehal Tournament

Head on over to the Chief Will-Yum Campsite for a lehal tournament June 1-2. Registration begins June 1 at 10 a.m., followed by draws at 11:30 a.m. and the tournament’s first game at 12:30 p.m. There will be 50/50 draws, raffle draws, a loonie auction and a concession available. Arts and crafts tables are available for $10, but require vendors to bring their own tables. Registration for the tournament is $225 per team with $50 going toward the team fundraiser. The lehal tournament is a drugand alcohol-free event. If you’re interested in registering a team, or for more information, contact Rolland Harry at 778412-3868.

Tuesday, June 11

Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike

Car show guests gather around 108 Mile House resident Tim Giesbrecht’s 1956 Chevy 3100 step side.

Ted Hlokoff’s 2001 supercharged Dodge Viper GTS recently returned from the Las Vegas Silver State Classic.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s 30-seat Big Bike visits Williams Lake for the 20th anniversary of its fundraising campaign. Individuals can sign up as part of a team of 14 or 29 riders. Ride times can be scheduled between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. For more visit www. bigbike.ca.


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Pedal by the Puddle June 9 It’s time to get out riding and training for the sixth annual Pedal by the Puddle mountain biking event, happening Sunday, June 9. Event organizer Ivor McMahen said more than 150 riders from around the province of all abilities will take part in an “enduro” format event, which takes place over six hours on a 10-kilometre loop on Williams Lake’s classic singletrack on South Lakeside. The object of the event is to complete as many laps as you can before the end of the event, but the main purpose of the day is to have some fun riding the trails and to connect with other members of the mountain biking community. “There’s also a category for the hardcore riders, but most people will do it as a relay team of two riders,” McMahen said. “Team members take turns riding so only one member of the team is on the course at any one time, which means you’re not riding all day and have time to relax and socialize. “The course on South Lakeside is some of the best of Williams Lake’s famous singletrack.” For those familiar with the trail network the route includes sections of Rotnee, Twizzler, Cabin Loop, the

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Chris Masters (left) and Jeremy Stowards go neck and neck through the starting area at last year’s Pedal by the Puddle enduro race in Williams Lake. South Lakeside Ridge, Moose Drops, the old Gun-A-Noot downhill, Guiness and Leppard Spots. Last year overall entries were 165. Also, like past Pedal by the Puddles, kids of all ages will be able to get in on the action in the “Mini-Pedal” — a short, easy event with the emphasis on participation and fun. This year special guest announcer Brett Tippie is returning. Originally from Kamloops Tippie is a freeride mountain biking legend and, more recently, has moved into event announcing having emceed such noted events as the Whistler Crankworx. “His unique and lively style always makes for an entertaining day,” McMahen said. The event is open to

anyone of any age who wants to enter; however, some degree of experience riding mountain bike trails is necessary for you to enjoy the course safely, McMahen added. “Most of the course is rolling singletrack, and it is a loop which finishes where it starts, so there is uphill riding involved,” he said. “There are no jumps, apparatus or drop-offs. However, some sections are somewhat technical and steep.” Directions to the course start are posted on the event website at www.pedalbythepuddle. weebly.com. The course is already marked with race logo signs for anyone interested in taking a test ride. “There’s no rule against walking a difficult section during the

event if you want to play it safe,” he said. McMahen added the enduro format aims to encourage the participation from as wide as possible a range of rider experience and abilities — especially riders who may have never raced before but are looking to challenge themselves in a non-intimidating environment. “Each year we have had more than 20 riders who had never been in any kind of organized cycling event before, and all have a good time,” he said. “The goal for the day is for everyone to have a good ride, challenge themselves, and have fun. It’s a great way to have a fun, social day with lots of fresh air and exercise.” Net proceeds from the race will be donated to local charities, and volunteer positions are available. “An event like this depends on volunteers and we strive to make volunteering an enjoyable experience,” McMahen said. “There are a number of social and fun volunteer jobs available and no experience is required.” To volunteer contact Scott Gordon at 250392-5177 or e-mail barkingspidermtb@hotmail.com. Due to the complex timing system involved

Welcome Alex! Lake City Ford is very pleased to welcome Alex Hanus to the Sales Department.

The Williams Lake Stampede is in need of volunteers. If interested, bring a friend and help us out. • Concession • Sell Tickets • Office Help

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Workbees every Monday Night at 6:00pm Contact Cindy Brady: 250-392-6585 (Leave a message) info@williamslakestampede.com

Alex is excited to join our growing team as a Sales Consultant and as our new Internet Manager.

Classifieds 250-392-2331 is accepting applications for Volunteer Coaches/ Instructors for the 2013-2014 Hockey Season.

with the enduro format of the race, riders must be entered into the system ahead of time so no race-day entries will be accepted. Deadline for registration is Friday, June 7. Race start is 10 a.m. Sunday, June 9. Riders are asked to be there by 8:30 a.m. to register, get set up for the day and to get final instructions. For more information, including a video of parts of the course, visit www.pedalbythepuddle. weebly.com.

Rep & Atom Development Coach/Instructor applications need to be completed and submitted by May 31, 2013 at 4:00pm Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Minor Hockey Office located at the Arena - enter main doors, first office on the left. WLMHA website (www.wlmha.ca) is currently under construction.

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Big Bike celebrates 20 years Every seven minutes a Canadian dies from heart disease or stroke. Here in B.C. someone dies from heart disease or stroke every hour. On June 11 you can help join in on 20 years of riding and fundraising as Canada’s only 30-seat Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike rolls into the lakecity. “This fun, teambuilding event is a great opportunity to increase employee morale and your organization’s visibility in the community, and all for a good cause,” said Lianna Jansen, area co-ordinator of the Kamloops office of the Heart and Stroke

Foundation. “Events like Big Bike allow the foundation to continue funding world-class heart disease and stroke research, advocacy and health promotion that is improving the lives of all Canadians. We’re helping give Canadians longer, fuller, healthier lives.” In Williams Lake spots are available for teams of either 14 or 29 members between 11 a.m and 7 p.m. The ride starts at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex on Proctor Street and winds its way along a two-kilometre route in downtown Williams Lake.

“The funds raised through the Williams Lake Big Bike ride are used to bring awareness of how important heart health is for a longer, happier life,” said Elaine Balul, Williams Lake co-ordinator for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Last year in Williams Lake teams came together to raise a combined $15,576. Since its community debut in 2000 Williams Lake Big Bike events have raised $211,466. Balul said so far teams registered have set the goal of raising $20,150 locally. Current teams include the Ministry of Forest, The

Beat Goes On, Curvettes, Heartland Toyota, Taseko Mines, Royal Bank of Canada, Johnston Meier Insurance, Scotiabank, CIBC and Lake City Ford; however, Balul encouraged any other businesses or organizations interested to sign up. Teams registered get points for community spirit, along with a chance to win awards for their team themes/ costumes. To register contact Jansen (Kamloops Heart and Stroke Foundation office) at 250372-3938 or Balul (Williams Lake Heart and Stroke Foundation office) at 250-398-4952. Photo submitted

The U12 Storm’s (back from left) assistant coach Marco Passeri, Jaxon Passeri, Jared Brown, Tanner Dyck, Devin Chapman, Eric Christensen, Cade Enns, Brayden Smid, coach Katie Dyck, (front from left) Brendan Pigeon, Logan Hutchinson, Sam Thiessen, Jacob Helminger, Mokam Mahil, Thomas Burke and (ground) Carson Menzies pose for photo.

U12 ‘Storm’ Slurpee Cup The Williams Lake U12 Storm boys’ soccer team returned home from the Kamloops Slurpee Cup May 18-20 with a solid result. The Storm opened its tournament Saturday morning with a 3-1 win over Vernon United, followed by a 2-1 setback against the Kamloops Blaze in its second game. On Sunday Williams Lake rebounded with a 6-0 drubbing of the Nelson Rapids, which put them in a tie in the round robin for first place with Kamloops. The head-to-head tiebreaker bumped

Williams Lake into second place, which setup a playoff matchup with the West Kelowna Dyna Might.

But laced up at 1-1 heading into the second half Williams Lake gave up a pair of quick goals to fall 3-1.

Williams Lake’s Jacob Helminger received two most valuable player awards in the tournament.

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Team Members: Carol Grosso, Becky Grosso, Morgan Grosso, Selina Kreis, Danielle Goward and Brenden Toop. Our Reason to Relay: “This is our 6th year participating in the Williams Lake Relay for Life. Our family has been touched directly by cancer and our team will keep raising money till a cure is found. Until then, we also want to support the financial programs offered by the Canadian Cancer Society that help to reduce the financial and emotional stress that surrounds people battling cancer.”

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Glass Slipper Boutique: countdown to grad LeRae Haynes

Tribune Staff Writer With high school graduation only a few weeks away, momentum builds as students and their parents gear up for one of the most significant milestones in life. The Glass Slipper Boutique has racks and shelves of gowns, shoes, tuxes, bags, accessories and makeup, nail and hair professionals so that all grads can look their best on their special day. Lora Fairbrother is the co-ordinator of the program, which is under the umbrella of the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake — located on the upper level of Haines Office World. This is Lora’s second year with Glass Slipper, and she explained that they loan formal wear to young people, will help cover grad fees and help a grad’s date find something to wear. Last year Glass Slipper helped 28 grads enjoy their milestone day. The program is sponsored by Boys and Girls Club, School District #27 and Communities that Care. “At Glass Slipper kids can walk into a boutique just for them, where racks of beautiful gowns are laid out in front of them and they get to choose,” she explained. “We even have retro and ‘alternative’ old-style garments that are very fun, as well as formal wear from the simply elegant to the ornate and spectacular are arranged by colour.” All the items at Glass Slipper come from residents, other organizations and businesses in other areas who heard about what they do and

offer to help. There are gowns, accessories including shoes, bags, jewellery; tuxes and suits and shoes for guys, and hair accessories from flowers to tiaras. With graduation looming, Fairbrother said that what they’re desperately lacking is smaller tuxes, suits, ties, bow ties and suits for boys. “This is a great reason to clean out your guest room closet, your garage, attic or storage area and make a donation that can make grad possible for a young person,” she said. Another way that you can help a grad is through the ‘Sponsor a Grad’ program, according to Fairbrother. “We have a list of kids waiting for someone to come along and help make their day memorable and fun; help with things like tux rentals, shoes, or a salon certificate for hair and nails,” she continued. She added that there is a free salon day on Saturday June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with hairdressing, nail art and makeup, with “wonderful” volunteers who donate their time and expertise. “Cariboo Cleaners does all the dry cleaning free for the boutique, and we send out a big thank you to the Lioness Club, Lake City Ford and Don Brown and Son Plumbing,” she continued. “We’re in real need of hangers, and would certainly welcome donations of hair, nail and makeup items, fabric, patterns and sewing materials. You can donate all year round at the Boys and Girls Club; we’re also open to other youth events like winter formal or family events,” she noted. “We always invite all the private

Friday, July 5

Studio Theatre on to Mainstage “So we did it!,” says Studio Theatre director Tony Savile. The Studio Theatre’s play Over the River and Through the Woods won best play at the Central Interior Zone Drama Festival in Kersley over the weekend and will be going on to compete in the provincial Mainstage festival Friday, July 5 in Kamloops. The play won numerous awards: Michael Rawluk best actor; Sylvia Swift best actress; Kara Pare best youth actress; best set, Sylvia Swift and Tony Savile; and best lighting Shane Tollefson.

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Glass Slipper Boutique co-ordinator Lora Fairbrother with some of the gowns available for grads to rent free of charge. There to rent. There is also formal wear for boys. schools for grad wear, and support kids in things like drama projects and musical performances.” Fairbrother said that one of her favourite moments is the look on a young person’s face who’s wearing formal wear for the first time in their

life. “It’s a huge milestone and they’ve worked hard for it,” she said. “Let’s help them celebrate.” For more information about Glass Slipper phone Lora Fairbrother at 250-392-5730.

Horsefly students to showcase work LeRae Haynes

Tribune Staff Writer Students at Horsefly Elementary/ Junior Secondary School are busy getting ready for their ‘Streets of Learning’ event in June, which will showcase the talent and skills of the kids and also provide a fundraising opportunity for the school. One of the things the young students are working on are 100 handpainted pasta bowls. Besides enjoying skits, live music and a kick boxing demonstration by the students, there will be dinner, where guests can purchase one of the hand-painted bowls full of spaghetti. “This is a showcase of what we’ve done throughout the year,” said Principal Calvin Dubrey. “The halls of the school, the ‘streets of learning’ will be filled with a wide range of projects that the kids have done. It’s a true community celebration.”

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The Women’s Contact Society and Shopper’s Drug Mart will host an information session on diabetes from noon to 1 p.m. June 4 at the Women’s Centre board room at 301-19 North First Avenue above Caribou Ski.

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Heart and stroke cupcake sale Scotiabank will have a cupcake sale on Friday, May 31 to help support the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Big Bike Ride coming to the city. The Big Bike will be in Williams Lake on Tuesday, June 11. Ride times can be scheduled between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. For more visit www.bigbike.ca

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Horsefly elementary students are getting ready for their streets of learning project in June. One of the things they are working on are 100 hand-painted pasta bowls.

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Lake of the Trees Bible Camp using rocket science Arlene Jongbloets Special to The Tribune Lake of the Trees Bible Camp, a 35-minute drive north east of 100 Mile House, gets into full swing in early July with all of the outdoor fun and activities one would expect, but it also offers so much more. The Bible camp also provides an opportunity for campers to explore the Bible and ask questions. “It’s not a forced matter,” says camp director Tom McIntosh. “We see many kids come that don’t go to church, and here, they get a chance to explore something they otherwise wouldn’t get a chance to [experience].” The camp is open to children from all backgrounds, and they come from all over British Columbia and Alberta, with the majority from the South Cariboo. Camp life is busy

and Christian-centred, with reference to the Bible lightly interspersed throughout each day. Campers gather daily at the chapel and nightly at the campfire to sing Bible songs and learn more about the scriptures. Another big part of camp life is enjoying meals together in the dining hall. While cooking may not be thought of as rocket science, at Lake of the Trees, it certainly is. Food services manager, Roger Elyea, is a former NASA scientist who worked on rocket re-entry for the first 12 Apollo missions. He is also McIntosh’s father-in-law and Elyea slowly got drawn into the camp kitchen on the merit of the great homecooking he enjoyed doing for his family. “It’s really good food, and food is to camp, like water is to a lake,” says McIntosh.

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Water Operations Department At Lake of the Trees, Elyea not only serves delicious meals, such a homemade lasagna and sticky buns, but he is also popular with all of the campers for his interesting background and stories. The camp averages between 50 and 60 campers per session and they are housed in seven cabins. There are also two additional cabins for work crews and four staff cabins. Camp work crews

and teen leaders are volunteers, which helps keep costs affordable for campers. People who donate money for camp sponsorship are also an integral part of the system, as they provide a camping experience for a child who might otherwise not be able to attend, McIntosh explains. “They sponsor kids for camp, so we don’t have to say ‘no’.” McIntosh notes there

Fin’s Swim book launch Thursday Jenny Noble Special to The Tribune Author Helen O’Brian will give a free presentation at Scout Island this Thursday, May 30 to launch her new book Fin’s Swim. The book is aimed at youngsters in Grades 6-9, but it’s a story that will amaze everyone. History, ecology, First

Nations significant and of course King Salmon. It should be a fascinating evening... join us, please, and help us spread the word. The event starts at 7 p.m. May 30 in the nature house. Fin Donnelly is one of our true conservation heroes. He campaigned to raise awareness of the sorry state of the Fraser

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Glen and Sherry Colebank, along with Charlotte Linde, Forrest and Toni Linde, are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children, Amanda and Ross. The wedding will take place Aug. 3, 2013 in Williams Lake.

River by swimming the entire 1365 kilometre distance from Tete Jaune Cache to Vancouver – twice and has served as NDP MP for New Westminster-Coquitlam since 2009. Donnelly’s Rivershed Society also runs the annual Sustainable Living Leadership Program, a three-week rafting expedition/inspirational

leadership training for environmentally aware youth.   They traverse the route of his iconic swims learning about the river and designing their own sustainability projects. Mary Forbes’ participated in the program a few years back and transformed her experience into the Potato House Society project.

The Cariboo Festival Committee would like to thank the following for their donations: Kiwanis Club of WL The Open Book WL Lions Club John and Debbie Sykes WL Lioness Club Angela Sommer WL Daybreak Rotary Club Carrie Barker Knights of Columbus Verena Berger Woodland Jewellers Jan Toews Excelsior Jewellers Kevin Epp McDonalds Restaurant City of Williams Lake The Guitar Seller In honour of two lost Committee Members the Cariboo Festival is donating the proceeds from 2013 door admissions to Hough Memorial Fund and Sunshine Fund.

are early bird savings for folks who register before May 31. For more information about the camp, or to register, visit its website at www.lakeofthetrees. com. Lake of the Trees is one of 43 Bible camps across Canada, owned and operated by the Canadian Sunday School Mission.

A notice to inform all residents of Williams Lake that the City of Williams Lake Water Department will be conducting cleaning and flushing of water reservoirs and mains starting May 27th for approximately a three week period. This annual maintenance is required to ensure the water quality meets the Health Authority Drinking Water guidelines. The areas that may be affected will be all properties between Western Avenue and Comer Street, as well as the Windmill Crescent area. Residents may experience a slight discolouration of their tap water but it should clear up if the tap is let run for a short period of time. Any inquiries can be directed to the City of Williams Lake Water Department at 392-2311. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Stampede Queen contestants on the fashion runway LeRae Haynes Special to The Tribune Ladies Night Out at the Branch 139 Legion welcomed guests to an Italian dinner, live music by Oren Barter, and a fashion show last week. BFF Fashions, Cariboo Spurs and Suzanne’s and Jenny’s provided 50 outfits with accessories, and volun-

teer models showcased a wide range of fashion options to the audience, with legion president Joyce Norberg acting as announcer. Joyce Norberg said that she had a wonderful time at the event, was thrilled with the turnout and that audience consensus indicated that another Ladies Night Out should take place in October. Kyra Stuart, Miss

M.H. King Excavating Ltd, Rachel Abrahamse, Miss Daybreak Rotary and Karina Sukert, Miss Rotary Club Williams Lake joined other local women to model for the fashion show. Kyra was modeling for BFF Fashions on Oliver Street, Rachel modeled for Suzanne’s and Jenny’s in Hodgson Mall and Karina modeled for Cariboo

Spurs on Broadway Avenue. With only month to go, Karina said that the Stampede Queen candidate season has gone by very quickly. “On one hand, I’m really excited for the finale, and on the other I’m not – I love spending time with these ladies,” she said. Rachel said the season has been both very busy and very fun. “We’ve been doing a lot in the community together, and have learned so much,” she stated. “It’s been a lot of fun.” Kyra said the season has been ‘amazing.’ “We came in here three strangers and now we’re best friends. I’ve learned so much. One thing that surprised

me in all this is that I had the will power to speak up in front of big groups of people,” she explained. “I didn’t think that I could ever do it.” Karina said that one thing that has stood out for her in the Stampede Queen candidacy is how much younger children look up to you. “At the indoor rodeo we had all these little girls coming to get our autographs on pieces of paper towel. I felt like a celebrity,” she said. “When you’re just walking down the street with your friends they kind of look at you and say, ‘You’re so tall,’ but when you have that tiara on your head they say, ‘Wow, you shine.’”

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STEEL BUILDING - Blowout clearance sale! 20x22 $4,188. 25x26 $4,799. 30x34 $6,860. 32x44 $8,795. 40x50 $12,760. 47x74 $17,888. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca STEEL BUILDINGS, Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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Garden & Lawn

Bicycles

Red White & Black “Ray Light” Electric Bike, 48 volt, 350 watt motor, never used always stored. Paid $1600. First $1000 takes. Ph. (250)398-8988

Building Supplies ASSORTED STEEL BUILDINGS Value discounts as much as 30% Erection info available Source#1S0 800-964-8335

900 watt generator. Brand new, never our of box. $100. (250)296-9144 For Sale: Mack Vac gas blower or vaccum. Ph. (250)392-5857 Homelite Gas st-485 17’ weed cutter. Ph.(250)392-5857 Mc Culloch Aqua max 1 1/4” pump & hose Gas unit. Ph (250)392-5857

RV air conditioner. (250)296-9144

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Kitchen Cabinets Two sets of used kitchen cabinets. one for $1100 & one for $550 Ph.(250)983-9860 or (250)-992-6778

Recycling RECYCLING

Depot for batteries, rads, copper, aluminum, catalytic converters, alts. and starts. Will p/u, will pay cash! Phone 250-398-0672

Pets & Livestock

Equestrian Single black leather light horse harness. Never been used. $400 Ph. (250)296-3118

WANTED: Old lever action Winchester rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Heavy Duty Machinery 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 www.rtccontainer.com

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(Terra Ridge complex) Williams Lake 1238 sq ft, double garage, finished basement, 3 bath, fireplace, central air, 3 patios, built in vac, Ph. (250)392-7697 or (250)267-1948

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

CARIBOO PROPERTY

This stunning southern exposure property has a magnificent view of Felker Lake and is only steps to the boat launch and beach access. This property is well treed and gently sloped. Recreational property at its best and is only 20 minutes to Williams Lake. Asking $120,000. (250)392-3074 PANORAMIC 58 Acres along West Fraser Road. 35 acres in hay. $129,900. 780-394-7088

Duplex/4 Plex 4 Plex for sale. All units recently renovated. Great income. New roof, done 2 years ago. Great investment. Call for more info. (250)305-5055

For Sale By Owner 1/2 acre lot with 40x50 Quonset truck shop and 2 bedroom mobile. Both currently rented out for $1400./month. Asking $142,500. (250)392-6540

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

1075 N. Mackenzie Ave.

Phone 250-392-3522 • Fax 250-392-3548

Country Cottage Welcomes Donna Donna has 22 years experience. I invite all past and new clients to book your next appointment today. Bring in this ad to receive 10% off your services in May. Open Monday - Saturday

250-398-STYL • 250-398-7895 • 250 Barnard St. Chimney Lake Waterfront 2674 Blackwell Road 1/2 acre with 3 bdrm house Geothermal heating Rental Cabin $499,000 Call to view (250)305-6627 www.propertyguys.com #702896

Spacious 1997 Modular Home in park, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, large open kitchen and dining room. Fenced yard and perennial gardens. A Must See! $115,000 Call (250)392-1487

Business for Sale

Brad Huston • Small Appliance Recycling Depot • E-Waste Electronic Recycling Center 250-982-2611 Daily service to Quesnel Wednesday & Friday to Bella Coola In-Town Deliveries

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Business for Sale

Restaurant, Store, Post Office Business Likely, BC

$268,000 Includes land, 3 bdrm home & rental cabin.

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Bella Coola

250-392-7567 Williams Lake

405 Mackenzie Avenue South, Williams Lake

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COMPUTER SERVICES • Software & Hardware Installation • Computer & Router Set Up • General Computer Help

Gilles Mailhiot

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LAVTAP

2001 Park Model (1 bdrm). Excellent shape, open concept. Propane furnace, with wood back up. Deck plus 8-12 storage shed. All movable. Horsefly Mobile Park. $33,000 Ph. (250)620-0531. Interested parties please.

Mobile Audio Service

Industrial Audiometric Technician Industrial / Commercial / Logging / Construction Dwight Satchell Box 4105, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2V2 MEGA Garage Sale Saturday June 1 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (no early birds please). At 92 Eagle Crescent (Westridge area). Lots of household items including some electronics. Tools, games, and so much more...

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$300 & Under 2008 Yard Works riding lawn Tractor with grass catcher, snow plow, and chains, runs well. $1100 OBO. ph. 250-296-4274

Misc. Wanted True Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold and Silver coins, Bills + Not melting down, Serious Collector. Call: Coin Couple 1-778-281-0030 WANTED: Old lever action Winchester rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

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on Beautiful Big Lake, located 50kms NE of Williams Lake on the Likely Rd. 0.68 acres with 100 feet of shore land, 950 sqft cabin plus 160 sqft loft. Screened in front porch, 12x16 deck at back, 16x24 ft garage and wharf. $209,000 Call 1(250)243-2156 or 1(250)499-7168

Rentals Rent To Own 533 Hodgson, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Den+bonus Room. Very flexible on dates. 4 appliances. Beautiful City view! $179,900 Ph.(250)398-7081, (250)303-1378 or (250)267-1937

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Apt/Condo for Rent Borland Valley 150 Mile 1442 sq ft home 5 bdr, 3 baths on 5 acres, suite in basement, 5 covered parking areas, 3 decks, fenced, barn with water/power, 25’x25’ shop with power. $425,000 (250) 296-3118

Home for Sale on Beautiful Chimney Lake, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, covered deck, heated shop. Fully usable 1 acre lot, 30 yr lease. Excellent lake access, landing & dock. $243,000.00 To Live in Paradise please call (250)392-2663

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1 - 2 bdrm apt F/S Dishwasher and A/C in most units. Quiet Good references only. Ask about our incentives. Call Bernice 250-305-1155 pics at

BOITANIO PLACE APARTMENTS 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Most desirable apartments for seniors. Clean and quiet. Next to Boitanio Park behind Boitanio Mall. Suite comes with heat, hot water, elevator, patio or balcony, fridge, stove and dishwasher. Laundry facility on site, no pets.

250-392-6450 Large Family Home with acreage, 5 bedrooms, 2 bath. Outbuildings includ. 20 mins from town Dog Creek area. $289,000 Call to View (250)398-6954

Lakeshore

1bdr. apartment, 1144 N. MacKenzie Ave. f/s n/s n/p. $500 + heat. Avail immed. (250)303-2233 2 bdrm apartment, Lakeside area, no (250)392-5074.

South pets.

Clean, lakeview, 1bdr. apart. $550./mo. util. incl., n/s, quiet working person preferred, f/s, n/p. r/r (250)398-7361 One Bachelor unit $425/mnth, ult. includ. In quiet adult bldg, coin laundry n/p r/r Avail May 6 (250)392-6876

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 bdrm apt, fully renovated, f/s w/d r/r. $700/month + utilities. (250)305-5055. Available immed. trevorknill@yahoo.ca Cozy bright 2 bedroom, w/d f/s no smoking ref req’d 1(250)996-4321 Cozy quiet 2bd, new flooring, appliances, gas fireplace. NS RR DD NP $775/mo incl. heat. (250)398-7312 after 10am

Beautiful Lake Frontage House Dock 35’ from house, New roof & carpeting, power plant 4000 watt solar 8 new battery, new fridge, wood splitter, snow blower, boat & motor. 94 GMC Truck 4x4, lawn mower, furniture included. $190,000 OBO Ph. (250)296-4766

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Recreational/Sale

1996 32’ 5th Wheet Double slide out, complete with canvas skirting. Excellent shape $10,500 OBO Ph(250)2976426

washer and dryers available

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Nice and affordable with suite potential here!

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Modern newer 2bdrm in 4-Plex Available immed. Details, Pictures and map at: www.LivingSpace4Rent.com One-1bdrm suite $650 incl util & One-3bdrm suite $892/mo, +util. n/s n/p r/r (250)296-3359 Two 2-bdrm suites in 4-plex, downtown, heat incl., coin w/d, storage, pets ok Avail May 15th & June 1st $726/mo. (250)296-4429

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250-302-9108

1992 Acura Vigor Automatic, front wheel drive, fully loaded, new tires, well maintained, runs well. 228,000 km. $1,750. OBO (250)305-8443 daytime (250)296-3443 after 6pm

Mobile Homes & Pads

1994 Mercury Sable, 150,000kms. Less than 60K km on factory re-built motor. Clean, no rust, good tires. $1500 obo Ph. (250)305-6350

2 BEDROOM UNITS

heat and hydro included

2005 Toyota Matrix 5spd, bright red, good fuel economy, 204,000kms mostly hwy. PDL, AC, non-smoker, first owner, Summer & winter tires. $6800. (250)392-6321

3 bdrm. mobile at 150 Mile. Close to shopping center and school. n/p (250)392-7617

Homes for Rent 2 and 3 bdrm. houses. 2 full bathrooms, n/p F/S Please call (250)392-7617. 4 bdrm house, on working cattle ranch, 150 Mile House. $1,250 / month plus utilities. (250)296-3377 Cozy bright, 2 bdrm with den. Secluded North Lakeside, natural setting on the lake $885/mnth plus util. Available July 1st (250)392-5928 or (250)303-5147

Free Utilities - Free View

Impressive 3bdrm upper suite with private deck. In desirable area, close to downtown. Including f/s, w/d, d/w. Pets neg, n/s. $1,200/month. Available June 1st (250)267-9686

1995 Pontiac Firebird Convertible, 3.8, Auto, This car looks & runs great! Has 50,000km on new crate motor. Have all receipts for motor & installation. Serviced the transmission when the motor was installed, newer top with glass window, new fuel pump, power steering pump, new rims, CD player. Car has 222,000kms. $7500. (250)296-3538 or (250)398-0138 cell

Pasture Looking for well fenced property to graze cow/calf pairs in Williams Lake or 150 Mile area.June-Sept (250)296-3377

Senior Assisted Living

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SUITE

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

250-302-9934

1998 Cadillac De Ville Body in good shape. Needs a bit of mechanical work but runs nice. $2000. O.B.O. To view call: (778)412-6073 2000 Neon 4 cyl auto, 4 new winter & summer tires, needs some work, asking $1299 OBO call (250)392-6809 after 7 pm

Shared Accommodation Roommate needed to share small 3bdrm house. $450/mo incl util. $150 S/D (778)4120040 after 6:30pm weekdays, anytime on weekends.

Suites, Lower

1 AND 2 BEDROOM COMPLETELY RENOVATED SUITES

in all local areas of schools and downtown. 250-302-9108 2 bdrm renovated bsmt suite, close to school and bus stop, $800, avail. immed. n/p, Ph. (250)305-1213 Cozy 1bdr. daylight suite, prefer single working person, n/p, n/s, r/s. $450/mo. (250)3927110 Nice 1bdrm, ground level, n/s, n/p. $650/mo. utilities inc., working person preferred. Avail. June 1st (250)398-7947

Townhouses

2 & 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSES available immediately

2002 Mazda MPV Van immaculate cond. garage parked, lady driven, 3l v6, 272k km, summers on 17” alloy rims, includes winters on rims and Thule carrier. Loaded interior, leather seats and power everything! $5,500 OBO Ph. (250)296-3194

Cars - Sports & Imports

1993 Chevy Tracker Convertible 2 wheel drive, new top & tires, low mileage, power train, Automatic trans, rust free body and frame. Trailer tow package, good ground clearance, perfect body. $2300 Ph.(250)303-0941

Toyota Echo Red 100,000 Km very excellent condition. $4500 or best offer. Call (250)305-4760

Motorcycles

1982 SUZUKI 550L, 30,000kms, new battery, good tires, carbs rebuilt, runs good... Comes with original seat and bars. Loud pipe. Perfect size for woman or beginner. $2100. obo (250)296-4192

1997 Ford 3/4 Ton Diesel 1994 RV Kustom Koach 26 ft, has back kitchen, full bathroom. Both vehicles in good cond. Like to sell as a unit. $12,500 Ph. (250)392-4949

1998 Dutchman Le 24 Ft $7,900 Call (250)398-5349

$13,000.00 obo (250)267-1937 or (250)398-7081or (250)303-1378

2008 Big Foot Camper -1500 series-9.5ft. Used only 3 times & is immaculate. Washroom, QS bed, propane stove, oven, fridge, furnace, 110 watt solar panel, mounting hardware, electric jacks, aluminum steps. Asking $19,000 Ph (250)296-3135

2008 Jayco Jay Flight 24’ RKS Trailer Excellent condition All the bells and whistles! $15,000. obo For more info call: (250)398-2949

Recreational/Sale 2000 Majestic 30’ Motor Home

1976 Boler 14’ Travel Trailer A1 condition! New paint in & out, New tires & rims. $4900. (250)392-6801

76K kms, Ford 6.8 L V 10 (gas), all the comforts of home for fishing & hunting.

21.5 ft Wanderer Lite. Fifth Wheel 2002. Air, large fridge, oven 3 burners, stove, sleeps 4. Easily towed with 1/2 ton. Asking $5900.00 comes with fifth wheel hitch and mountings for both Ford & GMC. Ph. (250)392-4338

2002 Campion Allante

CAMPER WANTED: Looking for a well-maintained RV preferably a Westfalia. Engine must run on gas or better PROPANE. Not more than 250,000kms on tacho. Can be also a combination of both, a car and trailer. Cariboo/Williams Lake area. Paying up to $8000. Send offers & pictures to latenightrequisite@gmail.com

S505 bowrider, Yamaha 75 TRCA outboard, EZ-Loader 15-16 trailer, very clean, gently used boat, lots of extras.

1982 Chev 20 ft Motor home. Sleeps 6, well kept, shower & toilet. $6,000 (250)392-2578 or (250)392-7250 evenings

1983 Pace Arrow 30’ Motor home New upholstery, good rubber, all appliances work. Mint condition. $10,500 (250)398-6718

2001 VW Jetta. Asking $3000. Runs great, standard trans. (250)398-5674 after 4pm

250-302-9934 Live in beautiful new townhouse located on Hamel Road, 3bdrms, 3bath, 2 car garage, large patio overlooking lake, open kitchen and living area, lots of storage. This is an excellent area and this rancher-style townhouse has never been lived in, all new appliances. Rent $1600. (250)392-3768

1996 Aerolite Trailer Large fridge, microwave, hot water, furnace, shower, front bedroom. $4500. Call Rick: (250)305-2243

2005 29.5’ Pioneer Fleetwood Travel Trailer Sleeps 9, 3 burner propane stove & oven, 3 way fridge with separate freezer Tub/shower, built in CD stereo, loads of storage, 16’ Awning.

1995 Fifth Wheel 25.5ft With hitch, full bath, A/C, outside shower, awning, sleeps 6. Very clean, new tires. $6800. (250)296-4709

Selling as a package, $33,000 for both o.b.o. (250)392-0906 cell (250)398-5196 home


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Springdale Travel trailer 1 bdrm + living/kitchen/dining. bright large windows. (offers considered), pulled easily with small Mazda truck. (250)305-6045

1994 Ford 4x4 302 motor Needs work. Asking $2500. Cash (250)305-1062 Ask for Donna.

2002 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 Reg Cab, Auto, 185,000km. Asking $5,200 (250)398-6054

Wildwood 2007 27â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ft. Travel Trailer. Sleeps 8, bunk beds, Seven year warranty on all appliances, 12 year warranty on roof, fully transferable. Asking $15,000. obo (250)392-4325 or (250)720-9596

2001 Chev 1500 4.8L, V-8 Two wheel drive, 151,244kms, New battery, New shocks, Tow package, Good condition. $8500. (250)392-7949

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The 26Th annual BC ChilDren’s hOsPiTal’s MiraCle WeekenD

BC Children’s Hospital helps kids get care closer to home When 16-year-old Elliott Reid steps in front of the television cameras on the evening of June 1 as a co-host on BC Children’s Hospital’s Miracle Weekend telethon on Global BC, he will be able to speak from experience. The teen, who recently moved from Tumbler Ridge to Dawson Creek, has been a patient at the hospital since he was seven. Elliott was twice airlifted from Tumbler Ridge to BC Children’s Hospital when he suffered heart damage caused by a strep infection. He has had heart surgery at the hospital twice, once spending several days in the hospital’s pediatric Intensive Care Unit with his chest open while doctors monitored him for infection. Following the surgeries he received followup care at a pediatric clinic in Prince George. The clinic, at University Hospital of Northern British Columbia, was equipped with funding from Child Health BC, an initiative of BC Children’s Hospital. The clinic receives over 3,500 patient visits annually, saving families who live in and around Prince George the cost and inconvenience of a trip to Vancouver. “I love going to Vancouver now to participate in Miracle Weekend,” Elliott says. “But I know it was always a big hassle for my parents to have to take me all the way to Vancouver when I was sick.” Dr. Maureen O’Donnell, executive director of Child Health BC, says one of Child Health BC’s goals is to relieve families of the burden of travel. “We’re working with caregivers all over BC to ensure children across the province receive care in a consistent manner and, ideally, close to home.” Child Health BC’s activities took off after Overwaitea Food Group became the lead benefactor with a pledge of $20 million in support in 2007. TELUS and Scotiabank later made gifts of $5 million and $1 million, respectively. This support had an immediate impact, says O’Donnell. Clinics established with Child Health BC’s support in Nanaimo, Prince George and Prince Rupert have thousands of patient visits annually; additional travelling clinics are staffed by BC Children’s caregivers in communities across the province; and over 1,000 health professionals have participated in Child Health BC’s workshops. O’Donnell credits the Overwaitea Food Group’s donation with Child Health BC’s growing reach across the province, noting that it’s a perfect fit for an organization with a presence in so many BC communities. Overwaitea Food Group President Darrell Jones agrees. “At the Overwaitea Food Group, we’re committed to the health and wellness of kids and families in BC,” says Jones. “We’ve been proud to support BC Children’s Hospital for more than two decades – and with the help of our communities, we’ve contributed millions of dollars toward hospital improvement projects, advocacy programs and important research initiatives. We’re grateful for the amazing support of our local communities, team members, customers and supplier partners who have all played elliott with Global BC host steve Darling

a key role in making this fundraising success possible.” Child Health BC is part of a larger transformation in the way BC’s children receive care, says Larry Gold, president of BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. The transformation also includes the construction of a new BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. “We want to ensure children have access to a consistent standard of care, whether they live in Smithers, Campbell River or Castlegar; and there will always be children who need care that’s only available in a children’s hospital,” says Gold. BC Children’s Hospital Foundation has raised close to $170 million, including Overwaitea Food Group’s gift and $25 million from Teck Resources Limited, in its $200-million capital campaign to support construction of the new hospital and Child Health BC. Gold says that the new hospital, which will open in 2018, will be family-friendly, making it easier for families from outside the Lower Mainland to remain with their children. Beyond the money being raised for the new hospital and Child Health BC, Gold says the

hospital also counts on donations of about $14 million a year to support research, equipment purchases and training. On June 1 and 2 BC Children’s Hospital Foundation will hold its annual Miracle Weekend celebration on Global BC, to raise the millions the hospital needs to cover its urgent annual needs. “We are building a new hospital, but in the meantime we have to make sure we continue to provide BC’s kids with the very best in care today,” says Gold. “Every year people from across the province make donations in support of the hospital and it makes a huge difference. Elliott Reid is proof of that.” Elliott’s father, Tyler Reid, agrees: “BC Children’s Hospital has done so much for Elliott so we’re happy to help the hospital in any way we can. And it’s certainly more enjoyable to make the trip to Vancouver so that we can help other kids than it was when we were scared for Elliott’s life.”

JUNE 1 & 2, 2013 On June 1 and 2, tune in to Miracle Weekend, broadcast live from BC Children’s Hospital, on Global BC from 7:00pm on Saturday, June 1 until 5:30pm on Sunday, June 2 The 26th annual BC Children’s Hospital’s Miracle Weekend is a two-day celebration that showcases the best of BC Children’s Hospital: patients, their families, caregivers and supporters who come from every corner of BC. BC Children’s Hospital receives over 200,000 visits from patients from across the province every year. Donations help the hospital deliver the best in care every day, and are helping to prepare for the future by supporting the construction of a new BC Children’s Hospital and better access to care for children in or close to their home communities. Please support BC Children’s Hospital.

Donate at GiveSpace.ca or call 1-888-663-3033

At the Overwaitea Food Group, we’re very proud of our longstanding commitment to investing in the health of kids and their families. We’re grateful to everyone who supports us in this effort. Our team members, customers and suppliers have all played a key role in our fundraising success over the years. We’ve been supporting BC Children’s Hospital for more than two decades, and we’ve raised millions of dollars in support of capital improvement projects, important research initiatives and advocacy programs designed to help keep our kids safe by reducing preventable injuries. In 2007, we made a $20 million pledge to support Child Health BC, an initiative of BC Children’s Hospital that helps get kids in BC get the care they need, closer to home. Since then, we’ve raised more than $10.7 million toward our goal, and Child Health BC has been able to put this concept into action in a number of communities throughout BC. We are grateful for the amazing commitment and fund raising efforts driven by OFG team members who encourage the generosity of our customers and suppliers.

Darrell Jones, President OFG


Williams Lake Tribune, May 28, 2013