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Cadet Review held in Barriere Legion

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The Upper Thompson Cadet 2941 Corps Annual Cadet Review was held on June 1, in the Barriere Legion basement hall. Seven Cadets participated in the Review, with some receiving medals for their accomplishments and others received promotions. Pictured is acting Warrant Sargent Austin Greene.

District purchases old IGA

STAR/JOURNAL photo: Jill Hayward

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District explains what went wrong with the Referendum voting By Margaret Houben North Thompson Star/Journal

New hardware store to open spring 2014 TIM-BR Mart

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District of Barriere CAO Colleen Hannigan reported to council June 3, on the results of the Bylaw 102 Referendum Voting. There were three main points: confusion as to whether or not a voter was in or out of the water service area; the fact that, as with political elections, corporate owners are not entitled to vote; and that some voters thought that there was only one vote allowed for each property, which only applies to non-resident property owners. On the first point - determining who is or isn’t in the service area research by staff revealed that there was a water service area map defined by bylaw in 1993, and amended in 1997.     When inspected, it was determined that due to changes since 1997, there are some inconsistencies along Dunn Lake Road and at the south end of the area.  Based on the most recent amendment to the map, two people who were turned away at the polls are not currently serviced by municipal water; two people were allowed to vote that are on water but not within the boundaries shown on the map; two people were allowed to vote who are not within the service area on the map, and one person was allowed to vote who is not in the service area, but owns property under a corporate name in the service area. Since the difference between the Yes and No votes was 14, and the number of irregularities is seven, this

is not enough to affect the outcome of the vote, and therefore is not enough to warrant an application to the Supreme Court to declare an invalid election. According to the Local Government Act, Section 145 (3) “The court must not declare an election invalid by reason only of an irregularity of failure to comply with this Act or a regulation or bylaw under this Act if the court is satisfied that (a) the election was conducted in good faith and in accordance with the principles of this Act, and (b) the irregularity or failure did not materially affect the result of the election.” Council’s options now that the Referendum was defeated? Wait the required six months and revisit the borrowing bylaw; or draft a new borrowing bylaw immediately for a different amount of many, and possibly different parameters and go back to the electors for assent. Regardless of the options chosen to move forward, council members voted to bring the Water Service Area Map up to date, by bylaw, as soon as possible, and that properties within that boundary that do not have a connection stub at the property line are made aware that they are considered to be within that boundary and will be subject to the associated fees should borrowing be approved in the future. Council members also voted to prepare a resolution to take to the UBCM, to allow businesses a vote on items pertaining to services.

Man burned and tools lost Submitted photo: Glenn Reid

A vehicle fire at the Mack residence in the DeeJay Campground and Trailer Park on May 28 was fortunately contained to the vehicle and a tool shed thanks to the Barriere Fire Department. However, the fire that was caused by accident, totally destroyed the vehicle and resulted in some severe burns to the vehicle’s owner who tried valiantly but unsuccessfully to extinguish the fire himself. Neighbours are rallying with support to help replace the man’s trade tools, and assist with medical costs and downtime from work expenses. They will be holding a fundraiser garage sale at DeeJay’s on June 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., donations of quality items would be accepted.



Thursday, June 06, 2013 North Thompson Star/Journal

B.C. election turnout rises to 58% By Tom Fletcher Black Press

VICTORIA – More that 1.8 million people voted in the May 14 provincial election, for a turnout of 58 per cent of eligible voters, up from the all-time low of 51 per cent in 2009. The 2013 turnout rebounded to the same level as the 2005 election. Going back to 1983 vote, more than 70 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots, but the turnout steadily declined after that to 55 per cent in 2001. The number of eligible voters has risen

over the years with population growth. As a result, the B.C. Liberals got nearly 44,000 more votes this year than they did in 2009, with the NDP total increasing by 24,000. Overall, 161,000 more people voted in this election than four years ago. Elections BC completed its final count Wednesday, including 180,000 ballots cast by people outside their home constituencies. That was double the 2009 total for absentee ballots, and accounted for much of the increase in turnout over four years ago.

Absentee ballots reversed one close result, giving NDP candidate Selina Robinson a 35vote win over B.C. Liberal Steve Kim in Coquitlam-Maillardville. That result will be subject to a judicial recount, where a judge examines all 21,000 ballots to confirm the outcome. If the count is upheld, Robinson becomes the 34th NDP MLA, facing off against 49 B.C. Liberals in a legislature that has almost the same party division as in the past four years. Delta South independent Vicki Huntington and

the B.C. Green Party’s Andrew Weaver in Oak Bay-Gordon Head round out the 85-seat legislature. In another close race, Saanich North and the Islands, NDP candidate Gary Holman extended his margin of victory to 163 votes once absentee ballots were added to the election-night total that had him 50 votes ahead. Once the results are made official June 5, MLAs can be sworn in and Premier Christy Clark can announce her cabinet lineup. Clark will also reveal where she will seek a

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The makeup of the B.C. legislature remains almost the same as it has been for the past four years, although there are numerous new faces on both sides. seat, having lost Vancouver-Point Grey to the NDP’s David Eby. Clark has said

several B.C. Liberal MLAs have offered to step aside for her, and she is considering run-

ning for a seat outside her home city of Vancouver.

23,402 valid votes cast in Government of Canada launches Kamloops-North Thompson consultations on Victims Bill of Rights John Ford, Independent, 436 North Thompson Star/Journal Elections BC completed its final count a-week-ago Wednesday, including 180,000 ballots cast by people outside their home constituencies. Valid votes cast in the Kamloops-North Thompson riding showed 23,402. Candidates final results are;

valid votes (1.86%). Kathy Kendal, BC NDP, 9,139 valid votes (39.05%). Ed Klop, BC Conservative Party, 1,644 valid votes (7.03%). Terry Lake, BC Liberal Party, 12,183 valid votes, (52.06%). Elections BC as of press time do not show individual polling station results from each riding.


Take notice that a meeting of the residents of portions of Electoral Areas “A” (Wells Gray Country), “O” (Lower North Thompson), and “P” (Rivers and the Peaks), will be held to consider: The establishment of a Co-Terminus Fire Protection Service in the North Thompson Valley. Meetings will be held as follows: 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Clearwater Legion o

For residents along the Yellowhead South Highway No. 5: 

Between Vavenby and Birch Island;

Along Birch Island Lost Creek Road, Roundtop Rd, and McCracken Rd

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Little Fort Community Hall (Upstairs) o

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Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for KamloopsThompson-Cariboo is inviting all constituents to have their say in the creation of a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights. “Our government is committed to standing up for victims of crime and ensuring that victims have a more effective voice in the criminal justice system,” said McLeod. “These consultations are critical to identifying and recognizing how to better entrench the rights of victims into a single law at the federal level.” These consultations follow the Government’s commitment in February to enhance the rights of victims of crime by bringing forward legislation to implement a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights. This legislation builds on our Government’s record of achievements in advancing the interests for victims of

crime by entrenching their rights into a single law at the federal level.

These consultations offer a meaningful opportunity to provide input on how the criminal justice system should respond to victims.

– MP Cathy McLeod

These achievements include: • The establishment of the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime;

• The creation of the Federal Victims Strategy, with more than $90 million allocated since 2007 for projects and services that help give victims a more effective voice in the criminal justice system; • The allocation of more than $10 million for new or enhanced Child Advocacy Centers since 2010 to address the needs of child and youth victims of crime; • The introduction of legislation to double the victims’ surcharge and make it mandatory; and the elimination of the faint-hope clause. “These consultations offer a meaningful opportunity to provide input on how the criminal justice system should respond to victims,” stated McLeod. Consultations open to the public will be hosted on-line until June 30, 2013. Those interested in participating can visit the Department of Justice’s website www.justice.

For residents along the Yellowhead South Highway No. 5 between the Communities of Little Fort and Barriere.

Residents of the proposed service area are invited to either meeting. If you are unsure if your property is within the proposed service area, or if you would like further information, please contact Ron Storie, Manager of Community Services at the TNRD, at 250-377-8673 or 1-877377-8673 (toll free in BC). Since all properties within the local service area may be affected by the establishment of this service, all residents are advised to attend this meeting. This will form the basis for the ultimate decision on whether or not to proceed further on the matter. Director Tim Pennell Electoral Area “A” (Wells Gray Country) Director John Sternig Electoral Area “P” (Rivers and the Peaks)

Director Bill Kershaw Electoral Area “O” (Lower North Thompson)

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out and view our older girls in one of their practice session at the Spedding Farm. Pennell is

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The children learn skills for the cross country jumping events, dressage and stadium jumping.

this special weekend to take their horses to a camp that will be held just outside Kamloops. A3

Province rejects Horse show season Enbridge pipelineunderway plan By Tom Fletcher Black Press The B.C. government has recommended rejection of the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline project its final written submission to the federal environmental panel. Environment Minister Terry Lake announced the decision Friday, two weeks after an election where pipeline politics played a key role. He said the B.C. government isn’t satisfied with the company’s plans for spill control on the twin pipeline proposed to run from northern Alberta to a tanker port at Kitimat.

“Northern Gateway has said that they would provide effective spill response in all cases,” Lake said. “However, they have presented little evidence as to how they will respond.” Lake said any heavy oil proposal would be subject to the B.C. government’s five conditions, which include spill prevention and response, aboriginal participation and a share of oil export revenues for B.C. Enbridge Northern Gateway vicepresident Janet Holder said Friday the province’s position is not the end of the discussion. “The five condi-

tions cannot be fully met until the end of the Joint Review Panel process,” Holder said. “We are working hard to meet the conditions and earn the confidence of the government and the people of B.C.” Ministry staff evaluated the 192 conditions proposed by the Joint Review Panel, the federal agency that will make a recommendation for permits to Ottawa next fall. The B.C. government and Northern Gateway officials will give their final oral arguments to the panel when hearings resume in Terrace on June 17. Enbridge has ar-

Three that ridersits from North gued submisThompson Club, (l-r) sions to Pony the federal Brianneincluded Fischer, Jenny Jim, panel 7,000 pages of technical reand Chelsey Fischer, atports andfirstnine tend their showsepaof the rate seasonwitness at 100 Milepanels House have answered every the weekend before last. environmental quesIt was a successful day tion it. The with allput threetoplacing well in panel has conducted classes. The club has a full 69 days of cross-exline-up of horse shows, a amination of comthree-day Pony Club camp pany officials by B.C. with all the Okanagan pony and other representaclubs getting together for tives. dressage, stadium Lake said the jumpB.C. ing, x country jumping government is not instruction,to swimming and opposed heavy oil lots of fun. All members pipeline projects in meet twicesuch a week lesgeneral, asforthe sons at their home arena, pending application Spedding to twin Thoroughbred the 60-yearFarms. old Trans Mountain Photo submittedfrom Alberpipeline ta to port and refinery facilities in Burnaby and Washington state.

Horse show season underway Three riders from North Thompson Pony Club, (l-r) Brianne Fischer, Jenny Jim, and Chelsey Fischer, attend their first show of the season at 100 Mile House last month. It was a successful day with all three placing well in classes. The club has a full line-up of horse shows, a three-day Pony Club camp with all the Okanagan pony clubs getting together for dressage, stadium jumping, x country jumping instruction, swimming and lots of fun. All members meet twice a week for lessons at their home arena, Spedding Thoroughbred Farms.

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B.C. declares Gun Amnesty in June Submitted British Columbia’s Police Departments are combining their efforts in making homes across BC safer by declaring a provincewide Gun Amnesty throughout the month of June. With endorsement from the BC Association of Chiefs of Police, the program will run from June 1 to June 30, 2013. During this time, residents of B.C. will be able to safely dispose of unwanted, documented or undocumented firearms, weapons and ammunition that have not been used in a criminal offence, without facing weapons-related Criminal Code charges. Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens, Commanding Officer of the RCMP in B.C, says, “We as police officers know full well the effects and impacts of having firearms inside homes, particularly if they are unsecured. Turning in unwanted firearms will eliminate the risks these weapons pose.” Anyone who possesses guns, ammunition and weapons, even imitation and pellet weapons, pepper spray and knives, are being asked to phone their local police on the non-emer-

gency line listed in their area phonebook. Police will go to their residence to receive the weapon. It is important that residents do not transport these weapons themselves into police departments for security reasons. “This amnesty is a chance to take guns and ammunition out of homes and off our streets, and make our province safer for everyone. It’s an important partnership between police and British Columbians as we work together to minimize needless and avoidable tragedies,” said Shirley Bond, Minister of Justice and Attorney General. These sentiments are echoed by Inspector Brad Haugli, President of the British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police (BCACP). He adds that, “All police departments have a common goal of keeping our communities safe. The BCACP is fully supportive of this Gun Amnesty Program to do just that. Removing guns from homes will prevent them from falling into the hands of criminals and from accidentally hurting innocent people.” For further information on the BC Gun Amnesty, how to turn in weapons and types of weapons accepted under this amnesty, please visit:

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OPINION Guest Editorial;

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Thursday, June 06, 2013 North Thompson Star/Journal 359 Borthwick Avenue, Box 1020, Barriere, B.C., V0E 1E0 250-672-5611

To the 2013 BSS graduating class

Being from Barriere is not an impediment to being successful Writing this speech has been a difficult task, as I knew this is my last year as principal of Barriere Secondary School. I have reflected a great deal on not just this past year, but rather the past five years. In 2008, we entered Barriere Secondary. Each of us were probably excited, apprehensive and fearful of the challenges of the year and years ahead. What was Barriere Secondary School going to be like? We saw a school beaming with potential and pride. We had a school full of inquisitive minds a boat load of energy - not all of it focused! Our job - ensure our kids understood the advantageous position they were in being students at Barriere Secondary. There was 35 in your class. You welcomed six new staff members. Today - You have 33 class mates beside you - 25 of which were in your grade 8 class. You have sat in 43 different teachers classrooms and had three different vice-principals! Through your five years of high school, you have endured labour disruptions, staff uncertainties, and an increased reliance on technology to complete your educational programs. In addition, your graduation year has been marked by events such as New Town Connecticut, Boston, Clearwater and prominent members of our community passing. These event have kept us grounded and mindful of the important things. However, I do not want to dwell on the lows of the past school year, rather I do want to focus on the 20122013 high points and what these student have accomplish over the past five years.

In front of you we have : Over a $150,000 of scholarship money won locally, provincially and nationally. Hosts to 36 international students from Indonesia Okanagan Althetic Championship participants They rocked the Heavy duty equipment operators competition Youth parliamentarians Radio DJ’s Equestrian specialists Youth mentors and District Choir participants. As I close, I want to leave the students with a message I heard when I was a grade 11 student at Barriere Secondary. Bob Smith, a past graduate came and spoke at an athletic banquet. At the time he was enrolled at UBC and playing varsity volleyball. That evening, he made the comment that “Never was he denied an opportunity because he was from Barriere.” That statement resonated with me. As a faculty at Barriere Secondary School we feel strongly that our graduates are as competent and competitive as any student, in any school, in any part of our province and country. We hope our students and community believe that being from Barriere is not an impediment to being successful! Barriere Secondary will continue to face challenges; however these challenges will provide you with focus and purpose. We wish you luck! Most of all I wish you a future full of possibilities. Thank you. Excerpts from Barriere Secondary principal Jonathan Brady’s address to the 2013 graduating class.

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Mayor’s comments are uncalled for To the editor; Although I am married to a councillor, I want it to be very clear that the opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. Mr. Mayor when are you going to try and be a complete part of the team? Whether your part of a construction crew, a business, a sports team or a volunteer member of the Fall Fair Committee, or any group, you have to work together to make a winning team.

Ever since you started doing your piece in the local paper you have found ways to criticize staff, council, both past and present without using names. You managed to publicly degrade staff again last week on page A3, May 29, 2013, Kamloops Daily News, as well as taking shots (without naming names) in your column “Elected officials and how the voter sees them”, Star Journal, May 30, 2013.

You were lucky enough to join one of Barrieres’ winning teams in November 2011. This council and staff, and the other teams in Barriere, have gone after every grant possible and have brought in millions of dollars by working as a team. These grants, and the teams responsible for getting them, have greatly improved our community. I have watched this council and staff for the last five-and-a-half

years give their all at work and volunteering, and they are one hell of team. Sure they have made mistakes, but the only way to avoid a mistake is to do nothing. I feel your comments over the last few months are uncalled for. If you are not willing to work completely with your team maybe we can arrange a trade. Ron Smith Barriere, B.C.


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Resident calls Barriere Referendum a “fiasco”

New bus arrives

(L-r) Thompson-Nicola Regional District director for Wells Gray Country (Area A) Tim Pennell, Clearwater Mayor John Harwood, and driver Bill Sim check out the latest addition to the local transit fleet. The 20-passenger bus features a fold-out ramp for wheelchairs and scooters and a bicycle rack in front. The local bus system has three vehicles and is operated under contract with TNRD, District of Clearwater and BC Transit by Yellowhead Community Services. Photo by Keith McNeill

Barriere Secondary students faced with financial barrier to athletic programs To the editor; Beginning September 2013, Barriere Secondary students will be facing a substantial extra curricular athletic program fee increase.  The school board will no longer run the athletics program at a deficit.  In order to cover the financial costs, student fees will have to increase by as much as 150 per cent.   Barriere Secondary athletic director, Ashley Shannik, is proposing that Barriere athletic fees be increased to match the fees paid by Chase and Clearwater Secondary Schools.  It is fully recognized that this fee is substantial and will create hardship for many families, especially if they have more than one child participating in possibly more than one sport.  Barriere Secondary’s entire student body is 164 students.  Of this number, this school year 87 students participated in the school athletic programs, and 44 students participated in more than one athletic season.   At present, there are no funds for:  1) Replacement of, or purchase of, new equipment (balls, nets, pads, training equipment), 2) New uniforms (ideally replaced on a five year cycle), 3)  Coaches appreciation awards (11 different coaches to date, seven are community members,four coaches are teaching staff), 4)Athletic awards (engraving, upkeep, host tournament awards)

5) Coaches certification, upgrading, or clinics 6) Athletic banquet incidentals (plates, cutlery, décor, etc.) Given these extraordinary times, with respect to the epidemic in childhood obesity, we must do everything in our power to support students with physical fitness and well-being.  To assist in ensuring the fitness of our students the Barriere Secondary Parent Advisory Council has pledged their support, by donating $800 dollars to cover the membership costs of registering our school teams with BC High School Sports. These fees are mandatory for school teams participation in zone league games.  There will also be future discussion about PAC contribution to the “Hardship Fund”, which is a fund to help support students whose families would not otherwise be able to afford their child participating in extra curricular athletics.   We would appreciate any fund raising suggestions or thoughts that you may have that could assist us to keep our school teams and athletes functioning and participating.    Please email the Barriere Secondary Parent Advisory Council at or the school athletic director at with any ideas you have to assist our school athletic program. Submitted by PAC member Kathy Karlstrom

To the editor; appointed deputy chief election officer.” The Referendum taken in Barriere is done, You, Mr. Mayor, are now second guessing it’s over. If council and mayor had been forth- these folks, because the referendum didn’t go right, possibly it would not have come to this your way. negative outcome.   For eight years, since inAs far as the Mayor is concerned re: popucorporation, no plan was put in place - at least larity, you cannot blame your own unpopunot one that was made public.  Suddenly it was larity on vocal residents or previous elected decided by council and mayor that the best officials, it could be, through some of your course of action was to hit property owners actions, your column which spouts your arroup, at $1300 a piece, no information, no input, gance, that you are just unpopular. no referendum, just a vote by counsellors to John Sibbelee pass this motion for a by-law. Barriere, B.C. “Hosting a referendum is expensive... usu*Editor’s note: The Star/Journal notes that ally adds up to thousands of dollars....”   due to an unfortunate typing error the number Here’s the thing; if you do not subscribe to of total ballots ballots cast in the Referendum this newspaper, if you do not have a computer was reported as 338, when in fact it should have or e-mail, you are left out of the District’s in- read 388. We apologize for any confusion this formation loop.   So much for your transpar- may have caused in the reporting of the vote. ency and accountability, Mr. Mayor. The District of Barriere confirms the folThis too, as it turns out, was only one phase lowing numbers in relation to the Referendum of this project.  When asked at the meeting of Bylaw #102: 946 is the number of tax rolls or May 15, 2013, how many phases could be ex- properties affected; and 1,377 is the number of pected, no clear answer could be given. those who were eligible to vote in the referendum. When questions were asked regarding However, we have been unable to confirm where costs of these next phases, the answers were the number “1500” was provided in relation to vague.   Your numbers regarding the number the Referendum. of property owners went from 946 to 1500 to 1377, depending on which piece of paper from the District, or article in this newspaper you read.  You expected people in Barriere to make an informed decision on misinformation put out by your own group and this newspaper. You had your referendum, you lost, and because of your mismanagement, lack of planning, lack of information, lack of factual numbers, the people of Barriere also lost.  This Thank you to AG Foods and fiasco probably cost more than it was worth.   all volunteers and By the way Madam Editor, regarding the outcome of the referendum: 201 voted no, 187 supporters of the recent voted yes - does not add up to 338. Splash Pad BBQ Finally, Mr. Mayor, re: your comments on the referendum outcome: IT WAS A GREAT Council passed a motion “that Colleen Hannigan, CAO, who has significant experiSUCCESS ence working municipal elections and has taken the election training provided by with the local government MICHELLE management association (LGMA) be LEINS appointed chief election officer.” “Tasha Buchanan, When you burn your skin, the damage continues to occur until you can cool down the area of the burn. Best advice is to immerse the burned area in cold water (no ice) Administration Asfor at least 15 minutes. You’ll find this reduces the pain as well. sistant, who has also People looking for an alternative to DEET as an insect repellant might look for taken the LGMA products containing icaridin. It is effective against mosquitoes, black flies and ticks election training be

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Enbridge pipeline isn’t dead yet

One more candidate The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association report there is a sixth candidate participating this year’s Ambassador Program. Joining the other candidates is 16-yearold Kendall MacKay, sponspored by Armour Mountain Office Services, and who is currently attending Clearwater Secondary School.   Submitted photo:

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VICTORIA – One of Premier Christy Clark’s first tasks of the new term will be to resume trade talks with Alberta and Saskatchewan. Several daunting tasks await. Clark must repair relations with Alberta Premier Alison Redford after B.C.’s theatrics over oil pipelines before the election, and prepare for the results of a federal environmental review of the Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal in the fall. Some people were surprised on Friday when the B.C. government released its final written submission to the federal environmental review panel on Northern Gateway. It was widely interpreted as B.C.’s outright rejection of the project, but it’s not as simple as that. Clark and B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake signalled  several times before the election that they were not getting the answers they wanted from Enbridge. But they stuck to the principle that the hearings must be completed. The NDP repeated for months that the B.C. Liberal government had forfeited its own review and hand-




Tom Fletcher ed jurisdiction over the environmental assessment to Ottawa. In fact, a pipeline that runs across two provinces is by definition a matter of federal jurisdiction. B.C. could have held its own parallel set of hearings, which was the NDP’s stated preference, but in no circumstance does the province have a veto. And both the B.C. Liberal government and Enbridge were careful to leave the door open for further talks. A closer reading of their comments shows that the key difference at this stage is one of timing. “The panel must determine if it is appropriate to grant a certificate for the project as currently proposed on the basis of a promise to do more study and planning after the certificate is granted,” Lake said. “Our government

does not believe that a certificate should be granted before these important questions are answered.” According to Enbridge executive Janet Holder, those important questions can’t all be answered until the hearings are over. The company maintains that every river crossing and spill response plan can’t be done in detail during the twoyear hearings. B.C.’s final submission runs to nearly 100 pages. It goes into detail on the inconsistencies and unanswered questions on such vital topics as whether diluted bitumen can sink in water. In short, the province argues that it can sink  if the oil is in fresh water, or if it is exposed to weathering so lighter fractions evaporate, or if it is mixed with sediments that increase its density. These are pertinent conditions if heavy oil were to leak into a river in springtime, when water runs fast and cold and brown with sediment. Then there are the obstacles presented by  responding to a spill in remote wilderness and heavy snow. Given both pro-

vincial and aboriginal opposition in B.C., the Enbridge pipeline is unlikely to be imposed, and last week Conservative cabinet minister James Moore clearly ruled that out. The B.C. government has consistently maintained that the current project does not meet Clark’s often-repeated five conditions, including the vaguely defined “fair share” of revenues, and Moore said the federal government agrees with those conditions. The B.C. government has to face some other uncomfortable realities as well. If heavy oil pipelines are such a risk, how does B.C. manage the one that has stretched across remote and populated areas for 60 years? Does the government take a stand against new pipelines, and then watch as rail cars full of heavy oil cross those same rivers? No permit is required for that, and in fact there are more hazardous materials than oil moving by rail and road across the province today. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Committee fundraising for Barriere’s 100th By Margaret Houben North Thompson Star/Journal

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The family barbecue splash pad fundriaser at the Barriere Bandshell last week was well supported.

The first order of business at the May 29 meeting of the 100th Anniversary Committee for the District of Barriere was to elect a committee chair. It was decided that Lindsay Arcand and Tasha Buchanan will be co-chairs for this committee. In preparation of celebrating Barriere’s 100th birthday in 2014, the committee will be asking for participation from the community, participation on the committee itself, participation in the form of letters of support for the splash pad project, and participation in the form of assistance with fundraising events - both in the planning and execution of such events. One fundraiser was held last week, a family barbecue held at the Bandshell in Fadear Park on May 30.  The weather cooperated nicely for

SD73 and BC Trucking partner to offer training to youth interested in professional driving careers North Thompson Star/Journal School District 73 (Kamloops/Thompson) and the BC Trucking Association (BCTA) today announced they will partner to develop and deliver a Professional Driver Training Program through NorKam Secondary School’s new Trades Centre of Excellence, with enrolment of students in Grade 10 targeted for September 2014.   The program, the first of its kind for high school students in B.C., will join three other technical trades training programs at the NorKam Trades Centre of Excellence, which is now in the design phase following the signing of a formal project agreement with the provincial government in March 2013.   “Thanks to the vision of the Board of Education and Senior Administration, students with the interest and aptitude to pursue a career in trucking will have a head start in high school, mastering a curriculum endorsed by the industry, and they’ll be job ready upon gradua-

tion” says Greg Howard, District Principal, Trades N’ Transitions. Louise Yako, President and CEO, BCTA, says that this partnership couldn’t have come at a better time for the trucking industry. “Trucking companies across Canada are facing a shortage of from 25,000 to 30,000 professional drivers by 2020, largely due to retirements in the industry. BCTA has been aware of the shortage for some time, but the challenge was to find a way to engage youth and promote their interest and entry in the industry. We’re extremely excited to be taking part in this program.”   BCTA will work in cooperation with School District 73 to develop a training curriculum suitable for youth. This would consist of introductory modules for students in Grades 10

and 11, followed by a full semester of driver training in Grade 12, including training “in-cab” using a driving simulator. BCTA was instrumental in the development and pilot test of an industry-supported Professional (Truck) Driver Training Program, completed in 2010 with the BC Industry Training Authority, which may serve as the model for the NorKam program. “Increased opportunities for all types of trades training are important for BC students,” says Howard. “By offering highschool level Professional Truck Driver Training at the Trades Centre of Excellence, we’re making training more accessible and affordable for those who want a career in trucking. We’re also meeting the needs of BC’s industry at the same time. It’s a ter-

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rific opportunity for both.” A Steering Committee consisting of representatives from School District 73, BCTA, Thompson Rivers University, and the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table will oversee development of the program, with delivery of the Grade 10 curriculum for approval by January 2014 and implementation in September 2014. Curriculum for Grades 11 and 12 would follow in 2015. The Steering Committee will be supported by two subcommittees made up of trucking industry employers and subject matter experts.

this event, with the dark clouds and rain luckily missing the park. The next fundraiser will be the Heritage Splash Pad Dance at the Fall Fair Hall on June 14, 8 p.m. Local band ‘Zen Rising’ will be providing the music for this event. Fundraising for the Splash Pad is already well under way, and on Monday, June 3, representatives from Barriere Elementary’s Art For Others will be donating approximately $1500 to this project. A government grant has been applied for to help fund the splash pad in Barriere, which will require matching funding in part from the community. Over the next several months there will be more fundraisers held, and if anyone would like to help, please contact the District of Barriere office and they will put you in touch with someone from the committee.

(Right) Young students from Akimbo Dance Studio performed on the stage at the Bandshell during the family barbecue last week. (Below) The younger ballerinas were a big hit with the audience when they performed to the music of ‘The Fairies’.

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New hardware store to open spring 2014 By Jill Hayward North Thompson Star/Journal “When I was seven years old I remember going into the hardware store in Barriere with my grandpa. It was a Marshall Wells store back then; it’s been around for 60 years,” says Shawn Fadear, who is the most recent owner of the store, which is now an Irly TIM-BR Mart. Shawn, and his wife Suzie, purchased the store next to the post office over two-anda-half years ago, and since that time have grown the business and developed a solid customer base. “We have good customers, and we have regulars; they come to town to the post office or bank then stop in to the store, their dogs get treats, and they chat with staff,” says Shawn. He notes, when

they purchased the “uptown store” he already had a plan in mind that involved property next door to Sam’s Pizza and Rib House on the Yellowhead Highway. “We’ve thought about relocating the store to the highway for a year-and-a-half, and now feel the time is right to do so.” The merchant tells that the current site of the store “is just not a suitable place for a lumber yard. The previous owners obtained special permission for the lumber yard, but

it’s really not what the property is zoned for. We have excellent customers here, and I think that after 60 years they deserve a better hardware store.” Shawn and his son Ryan own the company Gabion Wall Systems, which is based on the adjacent property directly south of the new store site. The foundation has been poured and construction is well underway for the new building, Shawn says they have a projected opening date of early Spring 2014.

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“We’re not going to to jump into anything really different,” said the merchant, “It will not be a box store, but it will no longer be an Irly TIM-BR Mart, it will be 100 per cent TIM-BR Mart, as they have bought the Irly distribution centre in Vancouver.” He notes that the new store will have “curb appeal”, and will fit nicely into the spacious setting of the site. “Look at all the space we have. We’ll have an expanded product line, more choice for our cus-

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Three-year-old Hunter Fadear, shows his excitement last Monday while visiting the construction site of the new Tim-Br Mart store in Barriere with his grandpa, and owner of the store, Shawn Fadear. The new store will replace the current hardware store on Barriere Town Road, and is expected to open in the spring of 2014. tomers, and a really nice big lumber yard. We’ll expand our tool rentals, and possibly also go into equipment rentals. We also have a garden centre for the Spring season in our plans as well.” He notes that the landscape materials division will also be expanded, and that having everything on one site will greatly enhance the service for those looking for landscape merchandise. The new building will be 7200 square feet, with a 2,000 square foot upper

(Left) The foundation of the new store is visible from its location adjacent to the Yellowhead Highway and next to Sam’s Pizza and Rib House. floor mezzanine for offices. He says that until the new store is ready to be opened it will be business as usual at their “uptown” location. Most likely the switch over will be done over a weekend, keeping any inconvenience to customers at a bare minimum. “We will have the same good staff and management team in the new store, and they will continue to offer

the same good service that our customers are used to,” said Shawn, “There will be better pricing and better selection.” The merchant says that the existing two lots where the hardware store currently operates from are up for sale, and he comments that surveys that have been done on the needs of customers within the area show a strong support for an outlet that features

clothing and work wear. “I think there is an opportunity for someone to open a clothing store in town, and that is a good location for one.” Asked why the Fadears have taken on this large expansion to their hardware store business in a rural community, Shawn answered, “We’re positive about Barriere – it’s the lifestyle, and Barriere is our home.”

District purchases old IGA By Margaret Houben North Thompson Star/Journal At the June 3 council meeting of the District of Barriere, it was announced that the District has purchased a piece of property on Barriere Town Road. The property includes the former IGA/HYLouie building across the street from the hardware store that has been empty for some years now. The District stated they have been interested in the site for some time as a possible location for the District office,

and expansion of the fire hall among other things. Mayor Bill Humphreys said both he and council were pleased to announce the acquisition. “Local Realtors Karina Scott and Debra Fennell facilitated the process and were instrumental in bringing the parties to a successful agreement,” said Humphreys, “The purchase price of $275,000 was well below assessed value, and the terms of the agreement were $151,000 in cash and $124,000 in the form of a tax

deductible receipt.” “This property and the attendant buildings will provide the District with the ability to further develop and enhance Barriere’s downtown core.” A number of minor repairs, including fixing the buildings’ roof will be done, as well as tidying up the property in general. The Communities In Bloom committee has already arranged to have some murals painted on the boards covering the buildings windows.

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16 hour days put in at Municipalities Conference Another Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference is in the history books. Over 2000 delegates and partners attended the event in Vancouver as did I. The event was well planned and the Vancouver Convention centre does not take a back seat to any venue for this sort of gathering. Mayor Robertson and his team did a great job of making all the delegates feel welcome. Another important aspect of this event is that no matter the hour delegates could safely return to their hotels. This is important to note as in some large cities this simply would not be possible. There are some that question the value of these conferences. Perhaps a few that do not make the effort would get very little from attending, but for the majority the experience involves at least 16 hour days, hours of travel and many days away from their family and their other responsibilities. For some, taking five days off work to attend the conference is a costly enterprise. Add this to the strain of being separated from family and the cost in some cases is quite dear. For those that strive to be the best that they can be

these costs are worth it to represent their communities. The FCM is the advocate body between local government and the federal government and as such can be a powerful partner should a community need help. The title this year for the conference was Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show. Along with infrastructure concerns, sustainability of communities is what keeps elected officials awake at night. Well some of them. Those municipal leaders that have little revenue and have inherited infrastructure that has reached beyond the limits of usefulness would fall in to this category. Various leaders and experts in their fields came to speak to the conference. The Honourable Denis Label, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities gave a speech on how hard the federal government has worked to put together a fund to deal with the problems that plague various communities across Canada. This may be what some refer to when they say there is money available for grants. The problem as I see it is that all during these presentations there

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Bill Humphreys is never any mention of actually giving the money to those that need it. There is hope though, now that the scandals in the east have taken on a life of their own, that there may be more political hay to be made by giving the money to the western municipalities in need. At least we would say thanks and use the money for water mains and such. I hold out little hope though that this sort of funding will be attainable by Barriere in the next few years. As usual, if we want to have things done we will have to do them ourselves and pay the bill. Speaking of paying the bills, no matter the size of the community it is the elected body that has been charged with the responsibility of managing the public purse. Currently the procedure in Barriere is that the Chief Administration Officer and the Chief Financial Officer sign the cheques, but I may have to do this if one of them is away. I am in no way sug-

gesting that is anything wrong. I am trying to find the best way to discharge my duties. What better time to find out what happens in other communities than when they are all gathered together at a conference? So I asked quite a few small town mayors and CAO’s from across Canada what they do in their towns. The answer was resounding: the mayor, or another appointed elected official look at the bills and countersigns the cheques to pay them. Only in big cities was this left to staff. So there you have it, I learned that I have been remiss in my duties. I always thought that council should know what was being spent. They need and should have direct input into that procedure prior to the money being distributed. So along with getting rid of the Mayor’s District credit card, which is another thing I always wondered about, the cheque signing procedure will change.

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Sheep pens arrive for Agriplex North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association director, Gary Pfiefer, was spotted last week helping to unload a shipment of portable steel panels that will make sheep pens inside the North Thompson Agriplex. The pens have arrived just in time for the June 27 - 30, Canadian Sheep Breeders Classic Show and Sale being hosted at the facility. Threehundred-and-sixty sheep will be competing from all across Canada with only two provinces not represented at this national event.

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Bandshell Fridays are inviting vendors to take part North Thompson Star/Journal Entertainers, artisans, community groups, and businesses in and around Barriere will be contacted sometime in the next week or two regarding the 2013 Bandshell Friday events at Fadear Park. While there will be no fee for artisans, nonprofit groups, or other vendors; those wishing to be food vendors will need to decide how they want to sign up. The choices for food vendors will basically be on whether or not to be a sponsor.  As a sponsor, they will be able to keep 100 per cent of their profit, and will receive a fair amount in the way of advertising (mention on all posters, etc.), as well as having first choice of location for their booths.  

If they choose not to be a sponsor, then they will be asked to remit 10 per cent of their profit, if that profit is $100 or less, or 15 per cent of their profit, if that profit is $100.01 or more. Information and forms for vendors and sponsors will be available shortly from the District office. Those interested in participating in any capacity should contact committee chair Councillor Amanda Sabyan, or executive assistant Tasha Buchanan, by calling 250-672-9751. The Bandshell Friday events will take place every Friday during July and August.  Vendors can start setting up on Fridays, from 3 p.m. on, with the entertainment running from 6-9 p.m.  Those wishing to have a booth must pre-register. The next Bandshell Fridays committee meeting will be held on June 18, 3:30 p.m., in the District Chambers.

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Two named to BSS Wall of Distinction North Thompson Str/Journal Barriere Secondary has inducted two more past graduates to the school’s to the Wall of Distinction during this years graduation ceremonies. Len Perry, and Michiko Singh were recognized for their accomplishments, and although Singh was not able to attend the presentation some of her music was played for those attending.

Len Perry

Barriere Secondary School graduate Len Perry is currently Regional Vice-President of Radio and TV Operations, Prairies, for Bell Media. Perry began his career by attending the Television, Stage and Radio Arts program at S.A.I.T. in 1979. The Flames had just moved to Calgary and the Canadian Sports Network hired Perry as a runner on the hockey broadcasts. By the time he was 23, he had produced NHL broadcasts on CFAC and ITV. In 1983, he moved over to CBC Calgary. Over the next nine years he directed news and current affairs, produced news and was promoted to the position of Senior Producer. In 1992 he accepted the Managing Editor at Calgary 7 Television. He was promoted to News Director in 1997. In 2000, he crossed the street to become the Director of News and Public Affairs at CTV Calgary.  In January 2008, Perry was promoted to Vice-President and General Manager, overseeing the day-to-day operation of CTV Calgary. Then in January 2012, Len was asked to oversee all of Bell Media’s Radio and TV operations in the Prairies. Over the years Perry has received many honours, including five international Edward R. Murrow Awards. Perry has volunteered for a number of educational committees in Calgary including; Board of Governors for St. Mary’s University/College; member of the advisory committee for the Centre of Communications Studies at Mount Royal College and former chair of the Advisory Committee for Broadcast Studies. He was named Broadcaster of the Year by the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada (BEAC). Perry lives in Calgary with his wife, Lora Saccomani, and is a proud father of four daughters.

Michiko Singh

Barriere Secondary graduate Michiko Singh attended Little Fort Elementary School and then Barriere Secondary School. She started playing the piano in kindergarten and in grade 8 signed up for the school band. She learned almost all the band instruments, but her favorite was the French Horn, because “Mr. Johnson said it was the hardest one.”

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BSS Wall of Distinction inductee, Michiko Singh, attended Little Fort Elementary School and is a graduate of Barriere Secondary. She has a long list of musical accomplishments, and has played with renowned symphonies and orchestras around the world. She was the youngest student to get into BC Honor Band (on several instruments) and BC Honor Choir all in the same year. After leaving Barriere she moved to Vancouver to pursue her music studies. She went on to receive scholarships and grants to attend the Juilliard School in New York. She received Bachelor and Master’s Degrees studying with Jerome Ashby, Associate Principal Horn of the New York Philharmonic. Notable Symphonies and Orchestra’s she has participated with include: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Honolulu Symphony for 11 years Hong Kong Philharmonic Vancouver, Memphis and Hartford Symphony Orchestras She previously held titled positions in orchestras all over the world including: New World Symphony in Miami Colorado Music Festival Orchestra Royal Winnipeg Ballet Orchestra

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Barriere Secondary School principal Jonathan Brady (r) presents Wall of Distinction inductee, Len Perry, with a certificate recognizing Perry’s achievements since he graduated from Barriere Secondary, during the school’s 2013 Graduation Ceremonies held May 24. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Orchestra Arkansas, Nashville and Canton Symphonies and Des Moines Metro Opera. She is currently appearing as a soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Michiko juggles her career while being a single mom to a toddler, and resides in Winnipeg with her son and their Jack Russell Terrier. Michiko Singh sent the following list to the Barriere grads of 2013: 1. Dream 2. Define your own success 3. Make goals and keep your eye on the prize 4. Be prepared to sacrifice 5. Learn from your mistakes 6. Find a hero 7. Be happy with what you have 8. Go with the flow

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North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association companion garden convenor Lorraine Dunn, with husband Gordon Cameron, stopped for a picture while working hard last week to ready the fair’s educational garden for the growing season.

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Open for business The Subway, situated in the Esso station on the Yellowhead Highway in Barriere, opened for business at 6 a.m. on Monday, June 3. Owner Gurjani Gill promised to give the first 50 local customers a free sub on opening day, and by 10 a.m. on that day he says they had already given away 73. Hours of operation for the Subway will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, and they may possibly be open as late as 11 p.m. on weekends. The Subway will also feature a drive thru, which should be finished within a few weeks. Pictured (l-r) are owner Gurjani Gill and sandwich artist Kal Singh inflating balloons on opening day.

By Vera Walker Ted van der Guille, senior engineer with the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, presented a completed Agriculture Land Use Inventory and Water Demand Model at the Community Resource Center on Wednesday, May 29. The Agriculture Water Demand Model (AWDM) was developed to help secure our future food supply by forecasting present and future agricultural water demands. The calculations in the model were based on soil texture, crop type, irrigation system type, property by property water use and climate data. As gas prices rise, we’ll be importing less food products (grains, fruit, etc) from faraway countries such as China, Chile and Mexico. Knowing that B.C. can support its inhabitants, changes

A recently released study by the provincial and federal ministries of agriculture shows the water use in the North Thompson Valley is increasing and could be controlled by good management.

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BSS spring athletics Barriere Secondary The 2012-2013 high school athletic season has come to a close. The surprise of this athletic year has to be the success of our newly formed Track and Field team. With 22 athletes competing at the West Zone Championship, Barriere Secondary finished the meet with 20 athletes qualifying for the Okanagan Championship. Notable performances from the West/ North Zone Championships were; 2nd place finish in 400m and 3rd in grade 8 girls high jump by Ivanna Villeneuve, 3rd place in grade 8 boys triple jump by Tristan Brackman, 1st place in Junior Boys 300m Hurdles and 2nd place in Grade 8 boys Shot

Put by Tristan Holt, 2nd place in Junior girls 200m by Breann Fisher, 1st place in Junior Boys Javelin, 2nd place in Hammer Throw and 3rd place in Shot Put by Marvin Blanke, 1st place in Junior Girls Shot Put and 3rd place in 80m Hurdles by Chelsey Lloyd, 3rd place in Junior Boys Triple Jump by Jacob Peterson, 1st place in Sr. Boys Long Jump and 3rd place in Shot Put by Quinn Brackman, 1st place in Sr. Boys high jump and 3rd in Long Jump by Spencer Pawloff, 1st place in Sr. Girls Shot Put by Cora Maclaren, and 2nd place in Sr. Boys Javelin by Terry Wheelhouse. Only a handful of Barriere athletes decided to attend the Okanagan Valley Championship. Those


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that did performed very well. Tristan Brackman jumped his way to 3rd place in the grade 8 boys Triple Jump event. While Tristan Holt finished in 3rd place in the Jr. Boys 300 meter hurdles event competing against older athletes, and captured another 3rd place finish in the grade 8 boys Shot Put. Marvin Blanke finished in 2nd place in the Junior Boys Hammer throw, and he captured the title of Junior Boys Okanagan Valley Javelin Champion. Unfortunately for Marvin there is no Javelin events at the grade 9 Provincial Championship. Cora Maclaren finished in 3rd place in Sr. Girls Shot Put qualifying for the Senior Track and Field Provincial Championships. Barriere also had two athletes invited to attend the Grade 8 and 9 Track and Field Provincial Championships Invitational based on their performances through out the Track and Field Season. Chelsey Lloyd was invited to compete in Girls Shot Put and Tristan Holt will join her competing in the boys Shot Put event. Other exciting news from this Spring season is our golf team qualified for the Okanagan Championship in their first season of competition. The entire team will be competing again next year for Barriere which promises to be a very exciting season for Barriere’s golf team.

Back Country Horsemen Rendezvous June 7 – 9, 2013 North Thompson Fall Fair Grounds- Dunn Lake Entrance $10 for day passes

Spectators Welcome! GUEST SPEAKERS Dr. Norm Kienitz – First Aid on the trail (Humans) Dr. Darren Ludbrook – Trauma on the Trail (Vet) Rose Schroeder & Mary Huntington – Discovering Leave No Trace – Stock Users Education Program. Connie Falk – Geo Caching and GPS Use. DEMONSTRATIONS: Jessica Chappell – Liberty Demo Randy Brodoway – Natural Horsemanship EVENTS: Obstacle Course Hoof & Woof Battle of the Breeds Wild Saddle Race

Come on down and join the fun!


On the ball fields Minor Ball teams got together last weekend at the Barriere Ball Parks, offering plenty of action, and good sportsmanship for spectators who attended. STAR/JOURNAL photos: Jill Hayward

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Gilbert Smith raises funds for Canadian Cancer Society

On June 1, 2013, the crew and family members of Gilbert Smith Forest Procucts Ltd. enjoyed a Safety Golf Tournament at the Chinook Cove Golf Course. In addition to raising $600 towards Cancer research, everyone enjoyed a delicious barbecue dinner, and crew members were provided with Custom Safety High Vis shirts.   

Borrow Enterprises gets road contract The Times District of Clearwater council has awarded the maintenance contract for the municipality’s roads to Borrow Enterprises. During their May 21 meeting the councillors approved a contract paying $475,000 per year for three years, starting Sept. 22, 2013. An option for a further two years will be included in the contract. “This has been a long process,” commented Mayor John Harwood. “I’m happy that a local contractor is getting it. That means the money will stay in town.”

The mayor pointed out that since incorporation, a total of $10 million has come into the community, including fire mitigation contracts, that otherwise likely would not. Councillor Jon Kreke said the best part for him was that the contract came in within the budget. He had feared that it would not. “Congratulations to staff for getting it done. It’s awesome,” said Merlin Blackwell. Under the terms of incorporation, Clearwater agreed to take over maintenance of the roads (other than highways) within its boundaries five years

after becoming a municipality. Three companies responded to an expression of interest for the contract advertised last winter, said chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx. Only two bid on the contract when it was advertised in the spring, however. Both companies were evaluated first on their work plan and then on their price, she said. Borrow Enterprises scored highest on its plan and had the best price as well. The key components in the work plan were: 1. resource plan (staffing/equipment)

– accountability, experience, qualifications and references; 2. winter maintenance strategy and accountability; 3. non-winter maintenance strategy; 4. quality assurance, control and information reporting and documentation, environmental practice and policy; 5. training and staff skills, and health and safety program; 6. ongoing communication and/or call center. The work plan was evaluated out of a possible score of 100, plus bonus points were added for innovation and enhanced deliverables.

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Borrow Enterprises also recently won the contract to construct the roundabout presently being built at the junction of Highway 5 and the road to Wells Gray Park.

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Photography, light and problem solving “Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” That is one of my favorite quotes at: http:// w w w. b r a i ny q u o t e. com/quotes/authors/g/ george_eastman.html, by George Eastman, American innovator, entrepreneur and founder of the http:// Eastman_Kodak, Eastman Kodak Company that popularized the use of http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Roll_film, roll film and was one of the major forces that brought http:// Photography, photography to the mainstream. Photography is really all about light. When photography was first invented it was called heliography, which means writing or drawing with the sun. Scenic or landscape photographers should be concerned with the quality of the light they are capturing, and portrait photographers definitely should be involved with the light they apply to make flattering portraits of their subjects. We use terms like intensity of light, reflected light, backlight, and

horizontal light when describing the details of a photographic composition. When I refer to the intensity of the light, I am considering the harsh light in the middle of summer when I struggle to retain detail because of the contrast between the shadows and highlights in a scenic, or when in the studio I determine the number of lights, their individual output, and how to position them for the best portrait. Our camera’s sensors see reflected light. Two factors that I take into consideration are the amount of reflection that comes off different surfaces and how much colour I can actually capture. Both reflection and colour are subject to the different textures of surfaces, and governs how much light and colour I can actually capture for my final photograph. Colours change as they reflect off different surfaces. Backlight provides the drama that separates a spectacular image from an even-toned, ordinary image as it builds a rim of light around a subject and draws the viewer into a picture. The horizontal light of morning and evening can make a composition dazzle. When the light is

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in small dessert bowls and serve immediately. OR… Break the frozen watermelon into chunks (after letting it thaw slightly) and process in a food processor until smooth. Put in small bowls and enjoy!

10 tea bags pitcher full of water 1/2 mini watermelon 1 lime Pour 8 cups of water into your large pitcher, and add the 10 tea bags and the mint. Let sit outside in the sun for 3 hours, covered with a cloth to keep bugs out. While the tea is brewing, cut up a mini watermelon, and puree. Add two cups of your mini watermelon puree into your tea, squeeze in the juice from the lime, and stir well, and enjoy!

Each week a group or volunteer(s) are recognized in this space for their contribution to our community. If you, your service organization or group would like to recognize an individual please call the North Thompson Volunteer and Information Centre at 672-0033.

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Watermelon Bites Feta cheese Watermelon Mint Toothpicks Cut the watermelon into bite size cubes. Cut the feta into lightly smaller bite sized cubes. Stack the feta cubes on top of the watermelon cubes, and secure with a toothpick. Sprinkle with fine chopped mint, chill and enjoy.

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Members of this group raise funds to offer rewards to those who provide tips that lead to arrests and convictions relating to local crimes. They also participate in community events to raise community awareness of crime prevention issues. They meet on the third Wednesday every other month, 6 p.m. at the NT Volunteer & Info Centre. For more information about the group or to join, contact Monica at 250-672-2477.


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Aug 22-Sep 2 - Rendezvous @ Heffley Creek Rifle Range. Barriere Firefighters’ Practice: Firehall, Thurs., 7pm Contact HC Gun Club, Ron Gabler 250-578-7678. Barriere Food Bank: every other Wed. starting Jun 5. Call for Aug 29 - Ambassador Program Coronation, 7pm @ gym at info 672-0029 (leave a message). NTVIC (the Ridge). Barriere Genealogy Club. Meet every 1st & 3rd Friday of the Aug 31-Sep 2 - 64th Annual NT Fall Fair & Rodeo @ Fall Fair month at the Barriere Library, 6-7pm. For info call 250-672-9330. grounds. Barriere Hospice: Every other month. Loans out handicap Army Cadets - 2941 RCACC Cadet Corp. - Tues. 6:30pm, ages equipment - call 250-672-9391. 12-18, Legion Bsmnt. New Recruits Welcome. Marc 672-9681. Barriere Photography Club. All welcome. For info on meeting dates contact Shelley Lampreau at 250-672-5728. Baha’i Night: Fri., 7:30pm, Marge Mitchell’s home. 672-5615 Barriere Adult Day Program: Mon. & Wed. 9-2. Lunch, crafts & Barriere Community Quilters: 2nd & 4th Thurs.of mth, 2pm at the Barriere Food Bank. Judy 250-672-5275 or Fran 250-672-2012. music at the Seniors Ctr. Sherry Jardine 672-5121 Barriere & District Heritage Society: 3rd Wed. of mth, 1pm Barriere Search & Rescue: 2nd Tues. of mth, 7pm. Training on 4th Tues. of mth, 7pm. at NTVIC in the winter, at Museum in the summer. BSS PAC & Booster Club: 1st Tues. of mth, 5:30pm. 250-672Barriere & District Riding Club: Jan-Mar: 3rd Sun. 9943. 1pm; Apr-Oct: 3rd Thurs. 7pm both at NTVIC. www. Survivors of Brain Injuries: Call John at 250-372-1799. Info Darcey 250-318-9975. Barriere & District Seniors Events: Mon. Whist 7pm, Tues. & Bethany Baptist Church Prayer: Every Tues., 7pm. Thurs. Carpet Bowling 10am, Wed. Fun Cards 1pm, 250-672-2477. Carpet Bowling: Mon, Wed, & Fri., 9:30am-12 @ Little Fort Hall. Community Kitchen: If interested call Dede 554-3134. Barriere Cancer Support: 672-9263, 672-0017 or 672-1890 Community Soup Day: Christian Life Assembly on Annesty Barriere Choir: Every Thurs. @ Christian Life Assembly, Rd. 3rd Mon. of every mth, 11:30 am. Annesty Rd. Youth 7-18 3:30pm; Adults 19+ 6:30pm. Call Leah Jones 250-957-8440. Council of Senior Citizens: Devoted to improving quality of Barriere Curling Club: Oct.-Mar. Curling, league & bonspiels. life for seniors. 604-576-9734 or email Barriere Elementary PAC: 1st Wed.. of mth, 6:30pm, call 672- Crib: Mon. & Fri. 1-4pm @ Little Fort Hall. 9916 or Leesa Genier at 320-3629. Farmers Market - Thurs. 10-2 Sam’s Pizza. 672-5159 or 672-5919

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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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CAFETERIA TENDER Barriere Secondary School is tendering a contract for the school cafeteria program. The person/group awarded the contract would be required to: • Operate under the Health Act of the Province of British Columbia and all the rules and regulations concerning food service outlets. • Provide meals which meet the guidelines for food and beverage sales in BC Schools during the agreed upon times of the school day. • Agree to the contract developed by School District #73. If you are interested please contact the school at 250-672-9943 for tender criteria. Closure date is Friday, June 14, 2013.

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E-mail: • Website: RCA – Casual & Permanent PT, ICS B0007 CASHIER – Little Fort Store PT/FT CB0054 SANDWICH ARTIST – Subway PT/FT CB0055 WAITRESS – Sam’s Pizza (Must be 19) COOK – Knight’s Inn B0129 SERVER – Must have Serve it Right, Knight’s Inn B0130 COOKS – Barriere A&W B0133 RIGGING SLINGER/CHOKERMAN – Experienced - VRV Contracting COOK – PT/FT Station House Restaurant B0148 HOUSEKEEPER/LAUNDRY – Cahilty Lodge Sun Peaks B0149 WAITRESS – Station House Restaurant B0150 SERVER – High 5 Diner (Little Fort) B0151

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.


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“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

Wednesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday 11a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

LAKESIDE Motel Live-In Office/Grounds Position in Clearwater BC. Ideal for energetic couple or person. Must live onsite and be bondable. Duties: guest sales & service, laundry, grounds maintenance, & some in-room repairs. Seasonal full time from May to October with opportunity to remain over winter for general caretaking. Non-smokers preferred. Send resume by email to

Yellowhead Community Services, an integrated health/social service agency serving the North Thompson, is seeking an individual for the position of Literacy Outreach Coordinator (LOC). The successful candidate will implement the Community Literacy Plan while working in collaboration with the community advisory committee. The LOC will be responsible for raising public awareness about literacy issues; developing partnerships; working with community stakeholders and the community advisory committee to ensure the implementation and evaluation of the Community Literacy Plan; and knowing, supporting, and connecting community literacy resources. The LOC will be in regular communication with the community advisory committee, Decoda Literacy Solutions, other LOC's, and community members/organizations. The LOC will be responsible for the development and implementation of related literacy services and programs, and planning events to raise awareness and funds. The LOC must have excellent computer skills, a thorough knowledge of literacy initiatives and programs, excellent planning, group facilitation and communication skills, experience in proposal and report writing, and an ability to work independently. This position is 10 to 15 hours per week with salary yet to be determined. Closing date is June th 14 at 4 p.m. Resumes and cover letters can be emailed or faxed to: YCS Selection Committee Community Resource Centre 224 Candle Creek Road Clearwater, BC V0E 1N1 phone: 250-674-3530 fax: 250-674-3540

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

E-mail: • Web Page: Administrative Assistant: 1 Year Aux/ Clearwater #CB0155 Housekeeper: Seasonal/Clearwater #C0154 Cook/Server: Seasonal/Little Fort #C0153 Housekeepers: Seasonal/Clearwater #C0147 Property Manager: Seasonal/Clearwater #C0145 Housekeeping: Seas PT/Clearwater C0144 Kitchen Assistant & Cook’s Helper: Camp/ Clearwater C0143 Front Desk Agent: Seas/Blue River #CB0142 Front Desk Attendant: Seas/Blue River #CB0141 Bus Person: Seas/Blue River #CB0140 Custom Wood Furniture Maker: FT/Blue River #CB0139 Satellite Installer Contractor: Clearwater & area #C0138 Receptionist/Office Clerk: FT/Clw #C0137 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 Dishwasher: Seas/Clw #C0104

Kitchen Helper: Seas/Clw #C0103 Waitress/Waiter: Seas/Clw #C0102 Cook: Seas/Clw #C0098 Waitress/Waiter: 2 pos. Seas/Clw #C0076 Housekeepers: 4 pos. Seas/Clw #C0075 Front Desk Clerk: 2 pos. Seas/Clw #C0074 GENERAL INFORMATION FREE WORKSHOPS to help with your work search are available. Please contact us for more information. • 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 Tuesday June 11th 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


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PROFESSIONAL SALES Consultants. Central Alberta’s leading Ford dealer requires two professional sales associates. We maintain a large inventory of new and used vehicles and friendly country atmosphere with big city sales volume. We are closed Sundays and all Statutory Holidays. We offer a competitive pay plan with an aggressive bonus structure, salary guarantee and moving allowance. Attention: Dean Brackenbury, GSM. Email:

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Trades, Technical JOURNEYMAN WELDER SUPERVISOR, Grande Cache, AB - SMAW, GMAW welding. Interprovincial Red Seal Certification, B pressure, CWB certified & management experience are assets. Email or fax 780-827-9670 to apply. KLASSIC AUTOBODY (Hay River, NT) seeking Working Shop Foreman/Assistant Manager - Oversee Bodyshop, estimations, quality/safety, teamplayer. $37-$42 hourly + OT, company matched pension plan, benefits. Apply to: Fax: 867-874-2843.

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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Fencing For Sale: slabs from ruff-cut lumber, white pine, fir & spruce, from 12-16’ lengths. Call for info 250-672-5262

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Pets & Livestock

Pets For Sale: lab cross pups 7 wks old; 4 left. $350 each. Call 1 (250)677-4419 Good Dog Obedience Classes Starting June 6! * NEW DATES! * Basic Obedience - A 6 week course in good manners & canine behaviour begins Thursday, June 6, 7pm at the Fall Fair Hall in Barriere for all dogs at least 6 months old & up. Cost $100. Novice Class - 6 weeks of fun as we take you & your dog to the next level of obedient behaviour. Participants must have successfully completed a previous Basic Obedience course to qualify. Class starts on Thursday, June 6, 8pm. Cost $100. To register or for more information contact Jill Hayward at 250-319-8023

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances Fridge, convection oven & stovetop, stacking w/d, 30� stove, ft load w/d, single w/d All refurbished. 250-674-0079 Matching bisque/beige 2002 Kenmore fridge (33� wide), 2007 Maytag d/w and 2002 Kenmore microwave - otp. All in exec cond. Will sell as set for $750.00 obo or will sell separate. Ph. 250-674-3944

Estate Sales 4669 Barriere Town Rd., June 15 & 16, 10am-4pm both days. Includes horse tack items.

Farm Equipment

Cash same day, local office.

For Sale: 12’x8’ granary, 16� centres, 1� plywood floor, 1/2� plywood walls, steel tin roof, set on 6�x6� skids. $1,250.00 obo. Will look at steers on trade. 250-672-5598


Flea Markets

Elliptical Trainer Canadian Tire Cardio Style ET150 in very good condition. Will trade for treadmill in good condition. Call 250-319-8023.

Barriere & District Seniors Soc., 4431 Barriere Town Rd., June 8, 10am-2pm. Tables avail. $10/ea. Call Hazel 250672-5587.

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STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! 1-800-457-2206.

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.

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

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Medical Supplies

Misc. Wanted

AQUASSURE Walk-in Tubs & Showers Local service. Save $$ 1-866-404-8827

Used Postage Stamps

Commercial/ Industrial


Misc. for Sale Adjustable roof-rack for car. $10. 250-672-9330 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Misc. Wanted Cutlery (knives, forks & spoons), wanted for Fall Fair Hall & Agriplex kitchens. Only in clean, good condition please. 250-672-9330 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

Support International Scouting by donating used stamps which are sorted & sold to raise money for the International Development Fund of the International Scout & Guide Fellowship. This fund pays for training for Scouters in the third world. Drop stamps off at front counter of the Star/Journal in Barriere, or call Margaret at (250)672-9330.

Real Estate For Sale By Owner Clearwater: 14x70 1998 Moduline MH with winter package, 2 bdrm, very gd cond. Owned by elderly lady. Incl c/a, w/d, f/s. Extra lg windows, very bright and airy. Master bdrm has full 4 window bay. Two full bath, 1 is ensuite. New roof 3 yrs ago. Incl 2 roofed porches. Requires moving. Asking $62,000.00. Call Jones 250-674-3051 or

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Good Dog Obedience

Learn to work as a team, and how to teach your dog good manners and acceptable behaviour in all situations. Six week courses start in Barriere on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m.



Homes for Rent

Auto Financing

Clearwater: Older 3 bdrm duplex. Avail June 1, $575/mo. + util, Miller sub. 250-674-0188

Forest Lake: lakefront small home, absolutely NS/NP, $650 incl. util., seasonal or short term rental rates also avail. 604-541-4084 or 778-7732465 Also avail. Vacation Rental- 2 bdrm lakefront home, w/d, absolutely NS/NP, $800 + util. 604-541-4084 or 778-773-2465

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Commercial spaces

Duplex / 4 Plex

Bachelor suite, gym access Looking to share half a house. Must be working. For info call 250-674-0079

Auto Financing 1ST CHOICE AUTO FINANCE Guaranteed Auto Loans 1.877.786.8704

Cars - Domestic 2008 Mazda 3. 42,000 km, 17inch wheels, sunroof. Never driven in winter. Asking $14,000 obo. Phone 250-6740003.

Mobile Homes & Pads Clearwater: Older MH. Rent to own, $1,000 down, $580/mo Call 604-850-9059 or text 604751-2771

Recreational/Sale 1983 Vanguard camper, 9.5 ft, awning, excellent condition. $1800.00 obo 250-674-3616

Homes for Rent Forest Lake: Vacation RentalRustic Lakeside cabin avail. NS/NP, $350 week incl. util. seasonal or short term rental rates also avail. 604-541-4084 or 778-773-2465 .

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Sport Utility Vehicle 2000 Blazer 4dr hs. New tires, good cond., must be seen. $2500 AIC. 250-672-5814



4464 Barriere Town Road

Worship Sunday 11:00

A worshipping community of Anglicans, United & Lutherans

All Are Welcome

the Rev. Brian Krushel

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For all dogs 6 months & up Register Early • Cost $100


      Jill Hayward - 250-319-8023

Sunday Mass - 9am Wednesday, Friday & Saturday Mass - 9am

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North Thompson Star/Journal Thursday, June 06, 2013

OBITUARY In Loving Memory

Len Kearsley

July 4, 1926 – May 24, 2013 Lennard “Leonard” Kearsley of Barriere, British Columbia passed away on May 24, 2013, after a brief stay in Ponderosa Lodge in Kamloops, B.C. He was 86 years of age. Leonard was born on July 4, 1926, in Burnaby, B.C., to parents, Albert and Hilda (nee Brackley) Kearsley. Leonard is survived by his daughter Lenora (Larry) Klassen of Barriere, B.C., grandchildren, Chris, Lisa and Layne, great grandchildren Carissa and Joshua. Leonard also leaves his sisters Joan Johnstone, Gladys Kuns, cousins Earl Kearsley and Wayne and Liz Brackley. He will also be sadly missed by close dear friends Ron and Audrey Lanoue. He was predeceased by his wife Patricia on October 28, 2008. Len was very hurt by the sudden loss of his son Robert on May 16, 2011. Len worked for 45 years in the forestry industry, taking pride in owning his own logging business in Whonnock, B.C. After Len lost his wife and son he was very lonely. Ron and Audrey were looking after “Paco” one weekend and Len was hooked and wanted to buy Paco. Paco was Len’s little dog and best friend. Len enjoyed fishing and having coffee with Larry. Len really A19

Letters to the editor:

Thanks to all the first responders in Barriere

To the editor; I would like to comment on the way the emergency personnel handled the recent fire at our trailer park. Police and ambulance arrived almost immediately with the paramedics taking care of our injured tenant and whisking him away for treatment.  

enjoyed going to Ron and Audrey’s for dinner and to play cards. Chris enjoyed swimming with his Grandpa. Everything was special to Lenora as far as her dad was concerned. Len loved Audrey’s flaky butter tarts and trips to “Blubber Bay”. Many friends and neighbours will also miss him. We love and miss you Len, may you rest in peace and free from pain. There will be an informal gathering to pay tribute to Leonard Kearsley at a later date in July, 2013, at the home of Ronald and Audrey Lanoue in Barriere, B.C. Donations would be appreciated in Leonard’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society of BC & Yukon Division, 565 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C,. V5Z 4J4. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.norththompsonfuneral. com. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Barriere, B.C., 250-672-1999.

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The policemen on the scene kept the curious onlookers at safe bay during a potentially explosive and dangerous situation, and were most courteous and professional. The firemen were truly inspired in their selfless assault on the blaze, constantly putting themselves in harms way

and no doubt saving the adjacent trailer by their relentless and fearless attack. Many thanks to all of them; Barriere should be proud to have such men and women serving our community. Jill and Tony Hubbard DeeJay Campground and Trailer Park

Cash not legal tender at Eco Depot To the editor; I wrote the following letter to the TNRD on April 27, 2013, and have not had a response as yet, I followed up with two more letters addressed to Dennis LaBrie, Operations Supervisor, and Jamie Vieira, TNRD Environmental Services May 20, with no reply.  I would have hoped that our TNRD representatives would have also gotten back with some solution or answers to the questions posed. What is interesting that they have now changed the information on their website to show that no Eco Depots take cash except Heffley Creek so perhaps they did read my letter? Dear Sirs/Madame; Please accept this letter as my formal notice and letter of complaint in regards to the Payment methods accepted by the Louis Creek Eco-Depot. On Saturday April 27, I took a load of garbage to the Louis Creek Eco-Depo.   Upon arrival I was asked my preferred method of payment, I told the attendant cash, which was then stated to me “we don’t take cash”  I had to drive into Barriere, to try and find an Eco card...the two places that are listed to have these Eco cards are AG Foods and the District of Barriere.   AG Foods did not have any and stated they haven’t had them for awhile, and of course being a Saturday the District office was closed.   I then tracked down my wife to get my credit card and returned to the Eco Depot.   After dumping my garbage, I attempted to pay with

my credit card. I only use it in emergencies and was unfamiliar with the pin number, so it didn’t work.  I do not have a debit card, and the nearest place to maybe find an Eco Card I was told by the attendant was Heffley General Store. I was not allowed to pay cash after the service was rendered, which is legal Canadian tender.     I actually had to borrow an Eco card from someone else to pay my debt. This is the most ridiculous payment system I have ever seen.   Here are some facts that TNRD may or may not be aware of: Fact: In Canada, coins produced by the Royal Mint and notes issued by the Bank of Canada are legal tender. Private bank deposits are not legal tender in the US or Canada, nor are credit cards or traveller’s cheques. Fact: It is true that

no federal law mandates that a person or an organization must accept currency or coins as payment for goods or services not yet provided. Fact: However, if the service has been rendered, legal tender is by law to be accepted unless it is payment by coins where the currency act has stated certain restriction in the amount allowed to be paid by coin. So, by not accepting my legal tender, after the service was rendered, even after every effort was made to make payment under your payment rules, was illegal. I was told by our district TNRD representative, that not taking cash was a WorkSafeBC mandate.   If this were true...why then do every other Regional District in British Columbia state on their respective websites that their methods of pay-

ment include cash? Your own website states that you take cash as a payment at this Eco-Depot. What would happen if: Your total amount exceeded your available balance on the Eco-card, and all you had was cash? Keep in mind the service is rendered, because the total amount due is not calculated until you go on the scale and then come back empty to be re-weighed. What will happen in the future if a person’s credit card or debit card failed to work, but they could satisfy the debt with cash? Again keep in mind the service has been rendered. If you are worried about being “robbed” it seems everything is so electronical this would hardly be an issue, especially if there was a money drop system installed. If you cannot find staff that can make change and handle

cash money, hire new staff. If you feel your staff cannot be trusted with cash...hire new staff. Perhaps it might be prudent to contact the Regional Districts of Central Okanagan, Fraser - Fort George, Columbia-Shuswap, Comox Valley, Cowichan Valley, and the rest of the districts..... to see how they manage to have cash payments available in their facilities. Perhaps also it might be advisable to consider that not ALL people have bank cards or credit cards, by choice, or not. This is a public service, which should be available to the public including the citizens who still work on the system of cash.   I use my credit card for emergencies; I do not consider that dumping a load of garbage for the total sum of $6.60 an emergency. Walt McKirdy Barriere, B.C.

No commercials on CBC Radio Letter to MP Cathy McLeod; First, it’s a real pain in the butt having to take up my time writing these letters. I have other things to do, and I expect the people I voted for to look after the country and it’s institutions. I was highly distressed to hear on this mornings news that the CRTC is about to allow advertising on MY RADIO STATION [CBC]. I pay for it along with all other Canadians who pay taxes and this is not a good move by the increasingly haywire government of this country to allow the CRTC, another haywire outfit (witness the problems Steve Shannon is having getting his long awaited for radio station going in Barriere) to come up with this stuff. I very seldom listen to local commercial radio for reasons that any rational intelligent person could come up with. We seldom watch any programs on CBC television for the same reason. TOO MUCH ADVERTISING, some segments

repeated in the same run. As for many of the situation programs themselves, especially ones they’ve come up with in the last few years, you can tell they are Canadian productions in 30 seconds of watching them. Bad acting, and in some of them almost blatant government propaganda, mostly in the firearms area, and yet I find some idiot waving a pistol around in many of them. There are some well done programs, but too much of  what I refer to as, “typical Canadian corn”. I’m sorry, but these are my opinions, and believe me, I’m not alone. I wouldn’t be surprised if you, and many of your colleagues agreed with most of them. If that is true, it’s time to step on the CRTC. I would be more than happy to pay an addition on my taxes to keep the CBC entirely commercial free. Bob George, Barriere, B.C.


Thursday, June 06, 2013 North Thompson Star/Journal

Photo by Yellowhead 4-H Photography: Kathleen Pilatzke and Pax Greggory

Photo by Yellowhead 4-H Photography: Kathleen Pilatzke and Pax Greggory

Dressing up the Community The Communities in Bloom Committee marigold planting day in Fadear Park on May 25 was completed in raincoats and hats due to the wet weather. However, the rain didn’t stop the volunteers from filling the planter boxes with colourful marigolds that will create an impressive display when they are all in bloom. Edie Doering contributed 900 to 1,000 marigolds that she had grown from seed, and Barbara Buchanan also contributed about 900 to the project. Pictured above are Communities in Bloom volunteers: (l-r) Mike Fennell, Val Stamer, Carol Thompson, Barbara MacManus, Virginia Smith, Edie Doering, Barbara Buchanan, Maryann Sewchuck, Carol Strom, and Grace Baker. STAR/JOURNAL photo: Elli Kohnert

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G N I T A U D GRA 20 Grads: Be true to who you are

Photo: Jill Hayward Graduating students (l-r) Kimberly Pelayo and Alysha Piva gave an enthusiastic Valedictorian Speech. Valedictorian Speech by Alysha Piva and Kimberly Pelayo The rewards of the journey far outweigh the risks of leaving the harbour. When we were younger, we all had our fantasies of superheroes and being invincible. We ran things on our own course, ignored the rules, only thinking about our excitement of the moment. When we were first conceived we had the option to be who ever we wanted to be. We dressed the way we felt, we interacted with kids we had just met on the playground, ate dirt, and consequences didn’t occur to us because we had our noses up in the air. All born in the same year, an entirely unique group of grads with a large spectrum of lifetime

goals and dreams. After 12 years of combined elementary and high school classes, we are here with stories and memories from experiences that have shaped us into being who we are today. Through accepting our failures and overcoming our challenges, believing in ourselves and blazing our own paths, we have constructed a stable foundation upon which to prosper. Make mistakes, glorious and fantastic ones. It means that you’re out there doing and trying things. We have found through trial and error, that most of what you use in life isn’t in the high school curriculum. We’ve learned from parents, friends, and ourselves that this world will try to beat you down, and that you will shed more than

your share of tears. We have read nothing in twelve years that said life would be tough, or that has instructed us on how to be more efficient in the real world. We’ve learned it all on our own. Challenges have shed light and provided us a clear view on who we are and what we want to achieve. Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your mistakes and go on to the next challenge. It’s okay to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing. Failure should not be avoided at all costs. The lessons that have enlightened us should be cautiously stowed in our life package. The feedback and criticism should be utilized to motivate and assist us in accepting failure and understanding that things will go wrong. That’s life. Failure can be thought of as the rumble strips of the road. Most of us now have our ‘Ns’, and at times, we seem to daydream. Driving is like life; once you hit one strip, you are bound to flow back onto the right path. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Believe in yourself. You are braver than you appear, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Though some choose to play in the field, others strive to persevere and embrace individual qualities that help us to celebrate our success. Embrace the fact that you are young: accept that at times, you may not know what you are doing, and don’t listen to anyone that says there are heights you cannot conquer. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Motivation should be brought

by inner challenge, not by comparison. Success is only a small step away. Avoid negative thoughts. Instead focus on the outcome and strive for a set goal, because in the end, the easiest is what first seemed the hardest. Albert Einstein once said, “Any idea that doesn’t seem crazy at first, is worth nothing at all.” Every person is the architect of their own future. There will always come a time where choices you make will help determine the future that lies ahead. Never settle for less than you are worth; be the leader, not the follower. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Don’t limit yourself to what you’re comfortable with; explore your options as you will discover that you are more than capable of accomplishing things you would have never dreamed of. Have courage, be willing to persist along a path to any goal, despite any fears and boundaries you are met with. People tend to surprise you with hidden qualities and strengths. Be the first to jump off a diving board. Be the first to sing in front of a large crowd. Be the first to strive for straight A’s. Be the first to run a half marathon. Be the first to train a horse. Be the first to compete in a rodeo. Be the first to restore a car. Be the first to ride a dirt bike. Be the first to drive a tractor. Be the first to compete in a pageant. Be the first to tree plant. Be the first to script your own play.

District of Barriere Congratulations Grad Class of 2013 Bill Humphreys Mayor

Bill Kershaw Councillor

Pat Paula Councillor

Amanda Sabyan Councillor

Be the first to stand up for who you are. Be the first to believe in your dreams. Be true to who you are, because who you are, no one else can be. Those are some examples of some of the firsts this grad class is capable of. While these acts may seem simple, they are courageous. Trust yourself, govern your life, and walk your own path. When someone tells you, “You’ve changed,” it might simply be because you’ve stopped living your life their way. There is no shortcut to great achievement. There is no substitute for doing the work. Meditate on this everyday: “I will do the work.” As Einstein once said, “Genius is one per cent talent and 99 per cent hard work.” You must run to be a runner. You must write to be a writer. You must actively work on a business venture to learn how to run a successful business. No matter what, you’re going to make mistakes; it’s an unavoidable truth. But the good news is, if you follow your heart and intuition, the mistakes you make will be the steps in the right direction. Just because you fail once at something doesn’t mean you’re going to fail all the time at everything. Keep trying, hold on and believe in yourself. Hold your head high, keep your chin up, and above all, SMILE, because the most beautiful part of it all is that there’s always something left to smile about. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one like you that is youer than you.”Dr. Seuss.

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Phone: 250.672.9751


Virginia Smith Councillor

Ward Stamer Councillor

Glen Stanley Councillor


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To All The 2013


Barriere Grads

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Grads, you are the cream of the crop!


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Congratulations to the grads of 2013!

Take care now and for the rest of your life A message from the staff and owners of Gilbert Smith Forest Products

Congratulations to the Barriere 2013 Graduating Class!


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Photos by: Rozalind Ewashina Photography

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From Chief, Council & Community Members of

Simpcw First Nation 2013 SECONDARY GRADUATES Marissa Eustache

Barriere Secondary School

Manuel Eustache

Barriere Secondary School

Zachery Haller

Barriere Secondary School

Michelle Lampreau

Barriere Secondary School

Hayden Tomma

Barriere Secondary School

Geraldine Jules

St. Ann’s Academy

581 Barkley Road, Barriere


Congratulations to the Grad Class of 2013

Congratulations “We hope your dreams take you... to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.” Located in The Husky • Hwy 5 • Little Fort B.C.

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Great Work, Grads of 2013! ROAD MAINTENANCE 1655 Luckystrike Place Kamloops, BC V15 1W5



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Congratulations to the Tiana Stamer and all the 2013 Barriere Secondary Grads! Ivan, Louisa, Matthew, Monica & Staff

Downtown Barriere

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The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. ~Aristotle


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Congratulations Grads YOUR BURNING BRIGHT!! from your Barriere Fire Department


Congratulations to theCONSTRUCTION Grads of 2013 Construction & Renovations from Foundations to Roof

Way to go and good luck to all the 2013 Grads of Barriere Secondary

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Steve Noble


Congratulations CONGRATULATIONS Graduates of 2013

to all Staff Grads

Bill Kershaw

DIRECTOR, ELECTORAL AREA “O” (LOWER NORTH THOMPSON) Phone: (250) 319-4770 (Cell) Email:

300- 465 Victoria Street, Kamloops,BC, Canada V2C 2A9

Tel: 250-377-8673 Email: Fax: 250-372-5048 Toll Free in BC: 1-877-377-8673

From the owners and staff at Barriere Petro-Canada and A&W

Congratulations Catana Copley and all the 2013 Grads from all the staff at the

Barriere IDA •250-672-9791•

To the 2013 Graduating Class of Barriere Secondary. We wish you well in all your future endeavors

Congratulations to the Grads of Barriere Secondary

Cathy McLeod, MP Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

Kamloops Office 979 Victoria St. Kamloops, BC V2C 2C1 Phone: 250-851-4991 Toll free: 1-877-619-3332 Fax: 250-851-4994 E-mail:

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June 06, 2013 edition of the Barriere Star Journal