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Area horsewoman, Jessica Chappel, and her liberty horse Shiney, received an invitation from the general manager at the Interior Provincial Exhibition to perform on July 24 in Armstrong, at the same venue where the RCMP Musical Ride was scheduled to perform. After her presentation in front of 3,500 people, the ‘troops’ were disappointed they could not watch her liberty performance due to the fact they were warming up at the time; but then the Corporal arranged with Jessica to give a private performance for the troop. “They were so very impressed with her skill and attitude,” reported Jessica’s mom, Ginger, “Jessica has always wanted to be with the RCMP, and last spring attended an RCMP youth camp. This last couple of days was a beginning of a dream come true. It gave her inspiration to continue to pursue her dream of becoming an RCMP member and to one day ride on the Musical Ride. What an incredible experience!” What does Jessica have to say about the experience, “Absolutely awesome!” Watch for Jessica and her horse Shiney at this year’s North Thompson Fall Fair.

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Little Fort Herefords had its beginning in the fall of 1943 when Gung Loy Jim (Loy Jim) purchased three Hereford heifers. This marked the beginning of a decades long quest for beef cattle improvement that now spans four generations of the Jim family, and multiple businesses in agriculture and other fields. While the Hereford cow herd was started in the  1940s, agriculture has been a big part of what the family has done since the early 1900s. Loy Jim’s grandfather, Jim Young Fat emigrated from China to California in 1868 and ini-

tially worked as a labourer during the construction of the California Pacific Railway. In 1910 his son, Kam Kee Jim (Loy’s father), moved to Burnaby, and Jim Young Fat joined him and set up a sawmill business. Jim Fat and Kam Kee Jim moved to Lillooet in 1911 where they built a general store on the main street. They were also involved in a commercial tomato growing operation in Kamloops. In 1919, the Jims moved to Little Fort in the North Thompson River valley and purchased a  hotel that burned down only one year later. In its place Jim Man Lee Store was built. A 10 acre  garden, and a dairy were also started to

supply the store. In 1920, Gung Loy Jim was born in the back of the new general store. Loy Jim went on to accomplish many things in his life, the most important of which was marrying Mary (Marie) Peleshaty in 1956. Marie’s parents had immigrated to Canada from Romania, and also had a railroading history. Together they ran the  family store, ranched, were involved in mining and construction, and operated Taweel Lake Fishing Camp. They had four sons (Kam, Kee, Kym and Kyn). After registering his first Herefords in 1943, Loy Jim maintained a herd of 25 cows. He ini-

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B.C.’s royal baby guest book opens Black Press The guest book has opened at Government House, online and in Victoria, for people to send their greetings to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son. Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon announced a week ago Monday that a signing table is available at her official residence. Messages may also be sent online via the Governor General’s website. “As third in line, he is the future King of Canada,” Guichon said in a statement. “Let us Canadian Press pool photo

Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon salutes after troop inspection at the B.C. Legislature in February.

join together in celebration across the province to mark the birth of our future King.” Those who wish to send a congratulatory message online may do so by visiting the Governor General’s website: Communities and businesses set up their own greeting places, collecting infant clothing and gifts for local charities. The Lieutenant Governor’s full statement follows: “On behalf of the people of British Columbia, I offer my congratulations and best wishes to Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son. This is a special time for the Duke and Duchess and I wish them much health and happiness as they embark on their parenting journey. “As the third in line, he is the future King of Canada. For Canadians, this historic occasion is an opportunity to reflect on our strong and enduring connection to the Crown - an institution that embodies the stable character of our democracy. It is an important symbol of unity and stability and represents the vitality of our traditions, the permanence of our institutions and the continuity of national life. “Let us join together in celebration across the province to mark the birth of our future King.”

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Kitimat ocean program set for oil tankers By Tom Fletcher Black Press A little-noticed federal ocean monitoring program around Kitimat is the clearest signal yet that the federal government is preparing the region for crude oil tanker traffic, Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver says. Weaver was catching up on his scientific reading after the B.C. election when he stumbled on a line – “almost a throwaway” – in the April issue of ‘Canadian Ocean Science Newsletter.’. “A major initiative in planning is the complementary measures project for the area surrounding Kitimat British Columbia to support planned oil traffic,” it says. Government scientists who developed the system in the Gulf of St. Lawrence say it is to help “search and

rescue, oil spill response and to ensure safe and navigable waterways.” Weaver said the project goes well beyond research, and represents a major ongoing budget commitment by Environment Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada to forecast ocean conditions for oil tanker traffic. “My conclusion is, come hell or high water, the intention of the feds right now is to ship bitumen to Asia through Kitimat,” Weaver said in an interview. “Whether it be through rail or through pipeline, it’s going to happen, and I don’t think that British Columbians are getting the whole picture here.” Environment Canada spokesman Mark Johnson issued a statement confirming the program was funded in the 2012 federal budget, un-

der the government’s “responsible resource development” initiative. Its purpose is to “to improve the scientific understanding of diluted bitumen products and to improve operational capabilities to provide timely scientific assessment in the event of an oil spill. “The Government of Canada is increasing research into n o n - c o nve n t i o n a l petroleum products to fortify Canada’s marine prevention, preparedness and response capabilities. “In terms of ocean forecasting, Environment Canada Meteorological Service of Canada will bring specific contributions to the this overall goal in the provision of high-resolution surface winds forecasts along the complex waterways from Kitimat to Hecate Strait area, as winds play an

Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver important role as input to oil spill modelling assessment.” A federal assessment panel is preparing recommendations for the federal cabinet on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project, which would deliver diluted bitumen from Alberta to the Kitimat port. Weaver said Ottawa’s apparent rush to export heavy crude increases the pollution risk on land and ocean, and also works against development of a petrochemical industry in Canada.

Forest fatalities on the rise Central Interior Logging Association The BC Forest Safety Council last week released a Safety Alert that pointed out that we have already had six direct and three indirect fatalities in the harvesting and log hauling sector so far in 2013. A review of the incidents shows that all of these incidents involved mobile equipment or log trucks, and there are common factors that contributed to these fatalities. Some of these investigations are still underway so specific causes can’t yet be identified. However, there are general themes that are emerging from these incidents that need to be shared within the industry. Jan. 7 – An empty logging truck heading east on Highway 16 collided with the trailer of a loaded

lumber transport truck heading west that had jack-knifed. A third transport truck collided with the accident scene. The operator of the empty logging truck later succumbed to his injuries at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. April 8 – An offhighway log truck driver suffered fatal head injuries while attempting to cut two logs with a chainsaw. The two logs had fallen from the top of the load and were suspended in the binders. April 30 – On Jan. 21, a worker fell from the tracks of a fellerbuncher. May 27 – A grader was grading uphill on a gravel road with a 10 per cent slope, preparing for a logging operation. For an unknown reason, the grader reversed out of control and proceeded down the slope backwards. It

is believed that the operator exited the grader while it was travelling backwards and was subsequently crushed by the grader blade. May 30 – The driver of a water truck backed up along a narrow section of Forest Service Road. The vehicle approached the edge of the road surface where the tire on the passenger side of the vehicle went off the road. The vehicle tipped over travelling approximately 110 metres down a 100 per cent slope where it struck a tree and fatally injured the driver. June 11 – A worker was using a frontend loader to move a large fuel tank across a 24-per cent sloped portion of the access road to a barge landing. The machine rolled onto its side, throwing the worker out the door and resulting in fatal

crush injuries. There were also three fatalities that were related to forestry operations but involved crashes between logging trucks and the public or workers from a different industry. How are we going to respond from the operational side? We need to be asking the “what if ” questions throughout the day as a way to pick up on hazards that we may not have seen before. The BC Forest Safety Council has an abundance of resources to help employers be proactive in their risk analysis, supervision, and management practices. As a sector, we need to increase the awareness that unsafe is still unacceptable, and that we still need to work together towards zero fatalities and injuries on the job. No log or stick of lumber is worth dying for.

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By Gwynne Dyer

Detroit has what it takes As it happens, I was in Detroit this month. I went to see the art and the architecture, domains in which Detroit is still one of the richest U.S. cities. It’s broken and it’s broke and, now, it’s bankrupt, too. But bankruptcy is actually a device for escaping from unpayable debt. All over the world, Detroit’s bankruptcy is being used as an excuse to pore over what’s sometimes called “ruin porn” — pictures of the rotting, empty houses that still stand and the proud skyscrapers that have already been torn down. There’s even a self-guided tour of “the ruins of Detroit” available on the Internet; people take a melancholy pleasure in contemplating the calamitous fall of a once-great city. Two-thirds of Detroit’s population have fled in the past 50 years, but there were specific reasons why Detroit fell into decline — and there are also reasons to believe that it could flourish again, not as a major manufacturing centre, perhaps, but “major manufacturing centres” probably don’t have a bright long-term future anywhere. There are other ways to flourish and Detroit has some valuable resources. The events that triggered the city’s decline are well known. Large numbers of African-Americans from the southern states migrated to Detroit to meet the demand for factory workers during and after the Second World War. Being mostly unskilled, they started in the worst jobs — and, even after they had acquired the skills, they stayed in low-paying jobs because of racial prejudice. Spurned by the unions and victimized by a racist police force, they eventually rioted in the summer of 1967. Brutal policing made matters worse and hundreds were killed, but the worst consequence was the fear the violence engendered. The great majority of whites just left left town. I first went to Detroit a couple of months after the riots and, driving into the city, the fear was actually visible. The traffic lights are spaced far apart on Woodward Avenue and, as each light turned green, all the cars would accelerate away — and then, if the next light was still red, they would slow more and more until they were barely crawling, but dared not stop for fear of being attacked. Then, finally, the light would turn green, and they would race away through the intersection — only to go through the whole process again as they approached the next light. It was this unreasoning fear that caused the massive “white flight” to the suburbs and the hollowing out of Detroit. The big automobile companies also took flight and the new car plants were built elsewhere. As the jobs disappeared and the population dropped, the tax base fell even faster for most of the people left behind in the city were poor or unemployed African-Americans. The city could no longer afford to provide good police or medical services, so even more people left. This vicious circle has lasted half a century, exacerbated by much corruption and maladministration. ...continued on page 5 The STAR/JOURNAL welcomes all letters to the editor. We do, however, reserve the right to edit, condense or reject letters over matters of libel, legality, taste, brevity, style or clarity. While all letters must be signed upon submission, and have a contact telephone number, writers may elect to withhold their names from publication in special circumstances. Drop your letter off at the Star/Journal Office, fax it to 672-9900, mail it to Box 1020, Barriere, VOE 1EO, or email to

End electric car subsidies that will raise Hydro rates To the editor; Re: Get ready for Hydro rate hikes (B.C. Views, July 11). Tom Fletcher’s article reiterates what we have been told for some time. A large part of the future BC Hydro rate increase is caused by the fact that expansion of generating facilities delivers new power at a rate higher than today’s rates. However, the government is bribing

people to switch to electric cars, contributing to consumption increases which will cause rate increases for us all. Provincial consumption is also high because, although the E-Plus contracts with residential customers expired decades ago, the government is choosing to grandfather the “half-price electric heat” offer for political reasons.

Also, some large government buildings are still being heated this way. At the same time, the minister is telling us that we are producing more natural gas than we need, so we should be consuming large amounts of energy to compress it and ship it overseas. Should the first step not be to switch to natural gas-powered cars, natural gas

heating for almost all homes where possible, and for all large government buildings? The grant money for electric car purchases should be diverted to incentives for this move. Right now, electric cars are causing the burning of fuels at distant power plants anyway, because that is where our “last watt” comes from. Rein Nienaber Saanich, B.C.

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New BC Hydro investment needed To the editor; Re: Get ready for Hydro rate hikes (B.C. Views, July 11). While NDP energy critic John Horgan asserts there is no business case for a nation building project like the Northwest Transmission Line, a line that will bring power to a huge part of the province currently running off diesel generators, our government believes investments such as this are exactly what BC Hydro should be doing. This project will open up world class mineral deposits and support new mines, like Red Chris, one of the top 10 copper gold deposits in the world. In fact, the Mining Association of BC estimates the line could attract more than $15 billion in mining investment, creating up to 10,000 jobs and generating $300 million in annual tax revenues. None of this happens unless we build the line to provide the power these mines need. We need to ensure we have a diverse grid that can provide reliable power today, and into the future. That’s why we continue to support new, cleaner sources of power such as wind and run of river. Do these sources produce power at a higher cost than what our heritage assets do? Of course they do. Like most other things, it costs more today to produce power than it did decades

ago. But these sources are cleaner than alternatives such as coal or gas and less expensive than building brand new hydroelectric dams. We are investing in projects that are powering our needs today and ensuring we will have the power we need for our future. The unprecedented opportunity in liquefied natural gas and other growing sectors such as mining must be supported with stable, secure power. This is what we are building. You can’t make these kinds of legacy investments that will benefit all British Columbians without putting pressure on rates. Contrary to some reports, BC Hydro is managing their capital projects within their planned budget. There are a couple of projects over budget but most are under budget. I have been very clear that my mandate, as given to me by the premier, is to minimize rate increases while continuing to make historic investments in Hydro’s infrastructure to grow our economy. I am committed to accomplishing this goal. Bill Bennett Minister of Energy and Mines Victoria B.C.

Detroit has what it takes That was also the period when newly rich captains of industry could scoop up bucket-loads of new European and American art, impressionist, expressionist, abstract, the lot — and they lived mostly in what are now the Rust Belt cities. They filled their homes with best of modern art and, in the end, donated most of it to the local art galleries. Even in Detroit, where so much has been lost, more than half of those buildings are still there. So is all of the art.

Other cities would kill for these assets. In a post-industrial economy where people have more choice about where they live, they are assets that can actually attract population — especially since, in Detroit’s case, the people who left didn’t go far. Most of them are still out there in the suburbs. Detroit’s population has fallen from two million to 700,000 over the past 50 years, but the metropolitan area’s population has stayed stable at around four and a half million for all of that time.

Treasures of the Earth Three Japanese tourists talk to Raft River Rockhounds president Dave Cooper during the club’s Treasures of the Earth show on the Clearwater Infocenter grounds on Saturday, July 20. Large numbers of visitors and locals attended theevent.

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Continued from page 4... This month’s declaration of bankruptcy is a brutal measure, for much of the debt being repudiated is the pensions of city employees, but it may give the city’s government enough leeway to begin rebuilding public services. If they are restored, much else could follow. Let me explain what brought me to Detroit early this month. We were doing what we dubbed the “Rust Belt Art and Architecture Tour” — driving from Buffalo to Cleveland and then to Detroit, ending up in Chicago. All these cities took a beating as the industries they were built on died or moved overseas (except Chicago, which is “too big to fail”). But, three generations ago, when they were the industrial heartland of the United States, they were very rich — at just the right time. The first decades of the 20th century were the heyday of Art Deco, the most beautiful architectural style of the modern era.

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The job, really, is to bridge the devastated middle ring of lowincome Detroit housing and reconnect the outer suburbs with the city centre. Detroit can rise again. It just takes the right strategy. *Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Good Luck Kayla Kayla Dawn Holowaychuk will be representing the North Thompson Valley from Aug. 13 - 17, 2013, in Merritt, B.C., during the BC Ambassador program final judging and pageant. Kayla has worked hard all year as a BC Ambassador candidate and says she very much appreciates all the support she has received from valley residents. If you would like to lend your support go to: http://www. and click on ‘Vote Peoples Choice’. Good luck Kayla, we are all thinking about you. STAR/JOURNAL photo: Margaret Houben

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BC small business confidence remained positive in July North Thompson Star/Journal British Columbia small business owners have maintained a steady optimism which translated into a 64.9 Business Barometer Index for July, according to a report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Short-term full-time hiring plans are more positive than usual with 25 per cent of respondents expecting to add staff and only seven per cent looking to trim down. Tax and regulatory costs remain the top constraint on businesses with 67 per cent being concerned over it—the highest level in the country. “B.C. is holding steady with no change

from June in small business confidence,” says Mike Klassen, CFIB director of provincial affairs, British Columbia. “The concern over B.C.’s tax competitiveness supports our view that making the PST a more business-friendly tax can really help our economy.” Nationally, in a big turnaround from a downbeat June, small business confidence rose sharply in July. CFIB’s Business Barometer® Index, currently at 64.2, rose almost five points this month, making up almost all the ground lost in the previous four months. “Canada’s small and mid-size business owners are considerably more optimistic than they were just a

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Small business in B.C. shows positive results during the month of July 2013. month ago, and the current index reading is the best since February,” said Ted Mallett, CFIB’s vice-president and chief economist. While Ontario was the centre of the weaker sentiment in June, it was also the source of the big improvement in July. At 66.5, Ontario’s index is now above the national

average and on par with Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador. Improvements were also seen for July in Saskatchewan--again the most upbeat place of business--and Nova Scotia. To see the national, provincial and industry sector reports, visit http://

Clark pitches carbon tax to premiers By Tom Fletcher Black Press Premier Christy Clark is pitching B.C.’s carbon tax to her fellow premiers, bolstered by a study that shows it is reducing fossil fuel use compared to other provinces. As premiers gathered Thursday in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. for a Council of the Federation meeting, B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak said B.C. needs other provinces and U.S. states to get on board before moving further on carbon pricing. Introduced in 2008, B.C.’s carbon tax now adds about seven cents to the cost of a litre of gasoline, with comparable taxes on coal, fuel oil, propane and other fuels. Legislation requires that carbon tax revenue be offset by reductions in business and personal income tax, so it encourages fuel efficiency. The B.C. Liberal Party campaigned in the May election to freeze the rate for five years. Polak said results so far show it is reducing per-capita fuel consumption without depressing the overall economy, but the province has gone as far as it can on its own. The study by University of Ottawa law professor Stewart Elgie found that per-capita

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Study shows recession-related reduction in per-capita fossil fuel use, followed by continued drop in B.C. and rise in the rest of Canada use of fossil fuels has declined, while it has increased in the rest of Canada. “B.C.’s carbon tax shift is only four years old, so it is too early to draw firm conclusions, but its greenhouse gas reductions are trending in the same direction as those seen in European countries with more than 15 years of data,” the study says. “Indeed B.C.’s reductions to date appear to be even greater, consistent with the fact that its carbon tax rate is now higher and more comprehensive than most European countries.” NDP environment critic

Spencer Chandra Herbert agreed that the carbon tax is working, but said the five-year freeze indicates the government has lost its leadership position. The NDP is calling for the tax to be extended to emissions from industrial processing such as cement making, which is currently subject to tax only on natural gas or other fuel used. Polak said some industries are already at a disadvantage because B.C. is going it alone. Other jurisdictions need to put a price on carbon emissions before B.C. can expand the tax or raise the rate further, she said.

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Legion changes brand, launches new logo North Thompson Star/Journal With a bold, fresh new look and embracing the poppy as a key symbol of its image, The Royal Canadian Legion has launched a new logo. “Building on the recognition that many Canadians have in connecting the Legion with the poppy, we are embracing the poppy as the central point of our new logo,” says Dominion President Comrade Gordon Moore. “This small change to our logo demonstrates a new forward motion in the Legion and takes the first steps to connect us to a new generation of Veterans, their families, and to a greater extent, all Canadians,” adds Moore.

“The poppy also pays tribute to the traditions of the Legion being the guardian of Remembrance and reminds Canadians every day that we must all never forget those who have given so much so that we can enjoy our freedoms,” said Moore.

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July 7, 1947 – July 28, 2012 Dave Wilbur of In loving memory Barriere, B.C., passed David Richard away on July Wilbur 28, 2012, in Kamloops, July 7, 1947 - July 28, 2012 B.C. He was 65

We faced life’sof storms years agetogether and lost Mornings always brought sunny weather a lengthy battle Then one day we got the news with Thatcancer. soon your lifePredeceased you would lose A year now gone by byhas his grandmother Yet each day I cry Katie, mother Myrna, For no one could bring me happiness brothers Danny and And love me quite the way you did Michael. He was alsohand in hand Something just as simple as walking predeceased by and his Knowing I could say anything you would understand Rest in peace my dear, I love you and miss you. best friends Barney Your “sweetheart” Mindel, Roy Westman,

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to snap picture after picture. It was a wonderful ride and we enjoyed signing, laughing and chatting throughout our journey along the old logging roads and cattle trails. Once again, a few hours later, we all reluctantly headed back into the arena, this time greeted by a curious little coyote. And, once again, we stayed and helped the wranglers’ with their task. Afterwards, we all headed up to the guest Lodge to wash up for our lunch, which consisted of very yummy grilled meat and cheese sandwiches and fresh veggies. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting at the

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Minister remembers the McLure wildfire, cautioning all outdoor users to be vigilante Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson released the following statement on the 10th anniversary of the McLure Wildfire: “The year 2003 is synonymous with wildfire in British Columbia. As the Minster of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, I look back at those devastating fires, such as the McLure fire, and admire the resilience of residents and the hard work completed by all agencies including our wildfire fighting personnel. “On July 30, 2003, human carelessness resulted in a fire that devastated the towns of Barriere, and McLure, and destroyed Louis Creek. “While crews worked tirelessly to contain the fire, high temperatures and dry conditions caused the blaze to

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burn out of control. “Roughly 3,800 residents were evacuated from their homes, 800 of which were evacuated for a second time. Out-of-province firefighters and the military assisted with the emergency, working in co-ordination with wildland firefighters and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. “When the smoke cleared,

the McLure wildfire had consumed 72 homes and nine businesses. The fire burned for 75 days and grew to a total of 26,420 hectares in sizeand the McLure fire was only one of 25 Type 1 fires that personnel responded to that summer. “At this time of year when lightning fires are more probable, we must work together to prevent additional wildfire starts. This anniversary serves as a reminder of the devastating effects of personcaused fires. “As the trend of hot weather continues in southern B.C., once again we see the wildfire risk increasing, so please be extra vigilant with all activities in the outdoors, including lighting and extinguishing campfires, driving all-terrain vehicles and disposing cigarettes.” Connect with the Province of B.C. at: connect

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Learn from the past The 10 years after coverage of the 2003 fires that destroyed thousands of hectares of forest throughout the province can be found in most every newspaper, and interviews on the radio and television are ongoing. Reporters have tried their best to seek out people that experienced the horrific events of a decade ago to allow them to recount not only what happened but how they are doing now. Most interviewed seemed to say that they wished the fire had never happened, but that they are going forward with life. They are doing their level best to make their lives richer and their communities stronger. Unfortunately, as it is with any sampling of human memories and emotions, some people are still bitter about what went on and negative about what will be in the future. It seems these are the voices that come to the forefront in any conversation no matter what the conversation is about. They seem to revel in tearing down any sort of enthusiasm that has been built up and degrade those trying to move things forward. Most of us have attended meetings where these people point out difficulties in a situation and rant that nothing can be done. They have no constructive opinions to give but they demand by their very volume and aggressive tone that they be heard and

deemed to be right. In my opinion this overbearing negative segment of the population are the reason for the decline in public participation and volunteering in some communities. Who wants to come to a town hall meeting to be shouted down and have your ideas made light of ? U n f o r t u n a t e l y, what sometimes happens is when the people with good ideas stop coming, the chest thumping, table pounding Neanderthals get to run things. Months of hard negotiations and complicated work can be ruined in a blink of an eye when the person at the table asking for help tries to dictate how that help will be given and when. Imagine a scenario of were there has been a major disaster. The local mill has burned and as a result the area’s largest employer is gone. The province has stepped in to try and resolve some major issues. Public and private funds are raised, and a plan is put in place to develop the former mill site into an industrial park. Land is purchased, surveys are done, roads are built and the plan is progressing. Many qualified and knowledgeable people are spending time developing the project. Studies are commissioned on the best way to proceed. The province, the local regional district and local residents are working together to have the project provide an economic

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Bill Humphreys driver to the local area. Then the area we are imagining incorporates. The new local government takes over the direction of the plan. Committees are dissolved, disbanded and generally done away with. The new mayor is going to get things done. More studies are done, money is spent on investigating the water situation and the new mayor meets with the provincial ministers to get what needs to be done and done right now. Demands are made and emails, letters and phone calls are exchanged. The land transfer process is explained many times to the new mayor, but this is not what he wants to hear. The new mayor says promises were made and broken. Delays were made to happen, and the plan is failing all because of the actions of others. What went wrong

with this imagined scenario? One could look at it and say greed and a need to control overpowered good sense. That would explain a lot of things. Table pounding, shouting and chest thumping are never good negotiation tactics. The land transfer and any benefits it brings will never happen if this continues, but the damage to essential intergovernmental relationships is the real loss. Now back to reality. Barriere is growing slowly and surely. This happens through solid partnerships with our neighbouring communities and other orders of government, not through finger pointing and negative comments about the past. We all need to be positive and work together to resolve issues. We can learn from the past and not let it dictate our future.

Bandshell Buzz Friday, August 2, 2013 • 6pm - 9pm

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Thompson Valley Players, Juniors Campbell Sisterz (Easy Listening) Gordy West (Country, Folk) Coffin Dodgers (Old Time Country)

Come on out to support and enjoy the talent the North Thompson Valley has to offer! Bring: lawn chair or blanket, snacks or pocket money for vendors, lawn games

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Visit the Booths: local businesses • groups • sponsors • artisans • concessions Learn about them and the services they provide; purchase local art. Vendors will be setting up in the park from 3pm on, so come out early many will have crafts or activities for the kids.

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Barriere Bandshell Fridays The entertainment nearly wrapped up a bit early on the July 26, Barriere Bandshell Friday, as several dark clouds came by dropping lots of rain on those attending. First, just a few short bursts of rain, and then, just after 8 p.m. a real downpour.   Some used the umbrella’s they had brought to give them shade for the sun, while others ducked underneath the few canopies.  Other’s called it a day and went home. Otherwise, it was a very enjoyable evening; good music, good food, and things for the kids to do (such as colouring the oval pathway with chalk). The line-up for the August 2 event includes Gordy West, so be sure to come out and join in the fun. Pictured: (Top) Brittany Waite sings for the crowd on July 26. (Below) Diane and Ken Cave, of Home Brew Country, were on the list of the evenings performers.






Steroids often get bad press, but there is a good side to them. Our bodies normally make steroids to build cholesterol which produce hormones like cortisol, made by our adrenal glands and is important in energy and immune functions. Other steroids regulate our fluid and electrolytes. Our sex hormones, like testosterone and estrogen are also steroids. Steroids are also used legitimately to treat diseases like asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Short courses of steroids are used to treat allergic reactions that might cause obstruction of the airways and they can bring a quick and dramatic relief of symptoms. It’s the negative sides of steroids that we hear about in the media. Some body builders and athletes use them as performance enhancers and they can cause serious side effects like cataracts, osteoporosis, immune system suppression, confusion and mood changes, perhaps with hallucinations. Kidney failure, blood clots, stroke and shrinking of the male testes also can occur. For standard medical problems, doctor oversight of the use and dosage of steroids is very important. However, using them for body enhancement is not a good idea and should definitely be avoided. It takes five years to become a pharmacist. In that time, we learn much about drugs and their uses. We’d be happy to share that knowledge with you.



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Garbage bins test hungry bears By Cavelle Layes Kamloops This Week

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The oldest telephone that you can see at the North Thompson Museum in Barriere. The museum is open Tues.–Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Interesting things... By David J. McWatters Barriere Museum With all the cell phones and internet, it is hard to think of a time when communication from Barriere was a hard thing to do. But for many years, Barriere had only one telephone. The first telephone system in the North Thompson started operating in the Genier hotel in 1910. The telephone used a magneto boosting switchboard system, and you definitely did not carry it in your pocket. The hotel burned down in 1918, but luckily by 1916, the railway was in service and James Nelson had closed his mill operation and built a hotel across the tracks, using the lumber from his mill.  The telephone switchboard was moved to his hotel. Amazingly, until 1944 there were only two telephones in Barriere.  One telephone was in the Trader’s Supply Store, and the other was at the B.C. Forest Service Office.

The specially designed garbage can could bare the bears— even after an day of pushing, pawing, clawing and gnawing. The B.C. Wildlife Park tested the container on Tuesday, July 23 in the presence of media, business representatives and a few curious spectators — all to see if the bears could be kept out. The bins, created by Ontario company TyeDee Bin, had undergone two successful unofficial testings before the Tuesday event — including one involving 800-pound polar bears. While he would not say the bins were completely bearproof, Gary Jonsson, the company’s sales and distribution manager, said he trusted his product enough to climb inside himself. “Bears are amazing creatures,” he said. “You never know what they are going to do.” The park’s animalcare staff explained they had spent the previous few days cutting back on the bears’ diets enough to ensure they would be hungry but not enough to cause them stress. Earlier on Tuesday morning, park staff inspected the bins to ensure there were no

sharp edges or other variables that could harm the three black bears. The bin was bolted to a concrete slab and filled with breakfast. Park staff explained the food inside the bin was their normal meal and what might be found inside garbage cans. However, as incentive, the bears were given more of their favourite items, including grapes and peanut butter. Peanut butter was also spread over the parts of the bin viewed as vulnerable. Once released, Hamilton, the park’s 300-pound male, along with Numees and Tuk, the 200-pound females, did their best to get to their meals. Tera Guider with the park’s animal care department said the testing is not cruel or harmful to the animals. She explained that, because they are already in captivity, staff isn’t worried about the bears becoming accustomed to eating out of bins — and the activity of trying to open them is stimulating. “It mimics actions they would be doing out in the wild,” she said, because bears normally turn logs and rocks trying to see what’s inside or underneath. The bears could be seen licking and

They tried and tried but these black bears at the B.C. Wildlife Park weren’t able to get to the food inside these garbage bins during a product test on Tuesday, July 23.


chewing, pushing and bumping and, at some points, climbing on the bin in an attempt to get to the food. The park has already received two other requests for this kind of product testing since it is the only location in Canada certified to do this. However, as the program is just beginning, park staff are unsure if it will happen this year. Park general manager Glenn Grant said the test a week ago Tuesday was a success. He said reports it

will generate extra revenue for the park are wrong, however; the program generates enough to just cover its costs. The real benefit is the contribution to conservation, Grant said, and reducing the bear-human conflict potential. Guider said plans are to repeat the tests but they need to allow for a gap so that the bears don’t get bored with the challenge of trying to break into the bins. “If we do it too often they might lose

interest and that will impact the results,” Guider said. “Who knows? They might be great and be able to do it after just a couple weeks’ rest.” Staff must also keep in mind the animals’ habits, she said, noting it would be silly to book a testing when the bears are preparing to hibernate and are not active. Guider explained staff will continue to closely watch the bears and, if they stop enjoying the tests, will consider ending the program.

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Changes to the schedule of flights by WestJet has brought smiles to the faces of the folks charged with marketing Sun Peaks Resort. Christopher Nicolson, president of Tourism Sun Peaks, said the addition of more routes between Calgary and Kamloops, as well as new routes between Vancouver and Kamloops, can only mean good things for the resort. “When Kamloops Airport and Tourism Sun Peaks met with WestJet,” Nicolson said in a press release, “they saw the importance of frequency and the opportunity Encore [the WestJet service] presented to increase frequency into Kamloops. “The increased number of flights be-

tween Calgary and Kamloops has immediate impacts on our upcoming winter marketing decisions.” The changes are part of 29 being made to various routes serviced by the airline and will come into effect for its 2013-2014 fiscal year. Nicolson said the announcement will resonate outside Canada, with the new route between Kamloops and Vancouver offering “benefits to regional travellers but also has potential impacts for international visitors.” Fred Legace, managing director at the airport, said the first change — the Calgary to Kamloops route — begins Oct. 27 when the last of the 737 jets that have travelled that route flies out of the city just after 7 a.m. and, just after 1:30 p.m., the first of the two new routes between the cities arrives.

Legace said WestJet will be introducing new Bombardier Q400 on the routes, planes the airline took ownership of last month. Legace said the Canadian-built planes are quieter and provide a smoother flight than older plane models. The new Vancouver-to-Kamloopsand-back flight begins on Nov. 25. • Meanwhile, the local airport reported an increase in passenger traffic for June from the same period last year. The month saw 21,855 passengers use the facility, up 2.7 per cent from the 21,254 during June, 2012. That brings the year-to-date total for the first six months to 142,597, up 4.1 per cent from the 136,734 who travelled through the airport in the first six months of 2012.

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Local teen brings home win from Canadian High School Rodeo Finals Barriere teen Tristan Holt has returned victorious from the 2013 Canadian High School Rodeo Finals held in Nanton, Alberta. Tristan won the second go round of chute dogging with a 2.9 second run; receiving a beautiful set of Championship Montana Silversmiths spurs for the win. Riding his horse, Cherokee, in the goat tying event, Tristan brought in two very quick times of 10 seconds flat, and a 12.5 second run, placing him in second place for both rounds. In the bull riding event this local cowboy had some tough rides, not able to make the eight second horn and getting bucked off. Tristan says he has really appreciates all of the help he received to be able to compete at Nanton; from parents, relatives, sponsors, and friends. “I want to thank the Hawkings family and

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Tristan (pink shirt) receiving a set of championship silver spurs from event sponsors CIBC Bank, for his Championship win in chute dogging. my family  for making the drive to Alberta to cheer  me on,” said Tristan, “A big hug and thank you to my horse Cherokee; and a huge thank you to everyone from  my awesome home town of Barriere  for the good luck wishes. Barriere rocks!” The young cowboy says he really appreciates his  parents for driving him  all over B.C. and Western Canada to rodeo”.   Asked by a lady in

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SPORTS One tough cowgirl Barriere teen, Jamie Myram, is on the rodeo trail this summer, thanks to the dedication of her mom and dad who help make it all possible. Just about every weekend the family is at a rodeo somewhere in B.C., sometimes attending one on Saturday, and then immediately traveling to another for Sunday events. On July 13, Jamie competed in steer riding and pole bending at the British Columbia Rodeo Association Canoe Mountain Rodeo in Valemount, then the family loaded her horse into the trailer and drove to Pritchard. The July 14 BCRA rodeo in Pritchard was a positive for Jamie, who scored a 71 in the steer riding giving her a third place win. This weekend the you’ll find thefamily with Jamie competing at the BCRA Interlakes rodeo at the Roe Lake Rodeo Grounds in 100 Mile House. Jamie Myram competes in steer riding and pole bending at the BCRA Canoe Mountain Rodeo in Valemount, July 13.

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Ladies celebrate Christmas in July By Leslie Stirling On Tuesday, July 23, 58 ladies came out to take part in our annual Christmas in July Texas Scramble. This year we celebrated Christmas in Australia and there were kangaroos, boomerangs, poinsettias, and angels galore. The weatherman couldn’t have been any kinder. Although the day was hot, a lovely breeze came up to keep us comfortable. Dinner on the patio was fantastic - turkey with all the trimmings (wonderful stuffing) and finished off with pumpkin tarts with whipping cream. This is my favourite meal and I had been looking forward to it for weeks. Those wonderful ladies in the kitchen did not disappoint. Deb Rainer did her usual great job of organizing the gift bags and prizes. I know she starts her shopping right after Christmas. She always has a last

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Ladies Golf Report minute rush to see that everyone who comes out to play goes home with something. We just hope that she realizes how much we appreciate her. Special prizes went out to five teams. The team of Stacey Gartner, Holly Van Sickle, Louise Lodge and Barb Morris won for lowest score. The team of Wanda Amos, Kandra Amos, Gail Kipp and Tara Murphy turned in the highest score but still took home a prize for that. We always play some kind of a word game and two teams tied for first place Abbey Bates, Marg Anderson, Isabell Hadford and Deb Legaree, Trudy Scarlett, Christina LeCerf. The

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best dressed team (because dressing up is an important part of our Fun Nights) was Carol Young, Shirley Ross, Sylvia Chivers and Theresa McCastle. A special prize for individual costume went to Stacey Gartner. Hole prizes went to Kandra Amos (Shais Design), Kim Law (Station House Restaurant and Barb and Carman Smith), Denise Howe (The Look Boutique), Susan Bondar (Val Bella Studio and Avril’s Garden), Chris LeCerf (AG Foods), Carol Willox (Barriere A&W), Evelyn Lucas (Bondar Forest Planning), Leslie Stirling (Carl’s Market Garden), Marg Anderson (Barriere Irly Building and Stamer Logging), Ilke Marais (Barriere Massage), Abbey Bates (Ron Wallace Trucking and Rainer Custom Cutting), Louise Lodge (Carol Patton, CGA and Crystlee’s Hair Design), Carrie Young (Bodi Mekanix), Barbie Morris (Country Store Antiques), Irene Beeton (Estylo Hair Design), Cathy Theriault (Knight’s Inn),

Audrey Rilcoe (Our Little Secret), Beverly Murphy (Lexa Caterers), Sharon Spooner (Chinook Cove Ladies Night) and Susan Mitchell (Pottery by Ramona). Thanks to all our sponsors including Bob Stirling, Barriere Auto Parts, Alpine Meadow Resort, Chinook Cove Golf Course and the Star Journal for helping to make our Ladies Nights so successful. Next week we are back to regular golf. Our next Fun Night is Golf for Cancer on August 20, with a ‘Think Pink and Wigs’ theme. The Ladies will be heading out with pledge sheets to raise funds for Breast Cancer research. If anyone would like to make a donation feel free to call me at 250672-5706, or stop by the North Thompson Fall Fair office when it opens on August 6 (located next to Armour Mountain Bookkeeping). Book early and don’t forget to book your golf cart at the same time.

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Cattle ranch celebrates 70 years

tially registered cattle with the prefix “Luckijim”. This prefix was chosen as an indication of the importance of “luck” in Chinese culture. In the 1970s the prefix was changed to “LFH” (Little Fort Herefords) when Loy renamed the ranch. Loy primarily focused on selling bulls to ranchers. Many of the families that he originally sold bulls to still purchase Little Fort Hereford bulls today (some for over 40 years). Loy Jim started to show cattle in the early 1970s, and won the  Reserve Grand Champion Bull at the Provincial Bull Sale in Kamloops in 1973. This was also the first “AI bull” to ever win a championship at a bull sale in British Columbia. In the early 1980s the herd was expanded to around 100 cows, and the family began to focus on promoting the herd by  selling bulls at bull sales. This has led to multiple grand champion, reserve champion, group  championships, and high sellers over the years at both the Provincial Bull Sale in Kamloops, and the Williams Lake Bull Sale in Williams Lake. The bulls have been successful across a broad  range environments in British Columbia and Western Canada. The members of the Jim family pride themselves

on their 100 per cent satisfaction guarantee with their bulls, and the productivity of their cow herd. The Jim family’s philosophy when breeding cattle has evolved over the years. They have always stressed the  importance of structure and soundness, longevity, mothering, docility and performance. In more recent times they been trying to strike a balance between performance and calving ease, and have been working hard to improve the udders on our females. They have also been long time believers in EPDs (expected progeny differences) and the value of whole herd reporting, ultrasound, and actual carcass  testing. More recently they have been doing “efficiency testing” (RFI) on their entire calf crop  (males and females) and working with the Canadian Hereford Association to submit data for  creation of the 50K Genotype Panel, and an EPD for RFI. Loy Jim passed away in 1995. He left Little Fort Herefords with a strong foundation on which to  build. Change is constant, and the quest to breed the best possible cattle that balance practical  traits while taking advantage of new scientific tools goes on.

Loy Jim holds one of many championship bulls produced by Little Fort Herefords since the business began 70 years ago. To help celebrate the anniversary, the Jim family will host a field day on Saturday, Aug. 10. There will be no charge to attend and the event will be open to the general public.

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The Times The Jim family’s Little Fort Herefords Ranch celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. To help mark the event, the Thompson Valley Hereford Breeders annual Field Day and Junior Show will be held at the ranch on Saturday, Aug. 10. The field day will be free and open to the general public. Activities will start at 10 a.m.with registration at the Little Fort Community Hall. Participants will pick up a bag lunch and then be transported to the ranch for cattle viewing and events. A program for the Canadian Junior Hereford Association will begin at noon, with an instructor from Saskatchewan showing the young cattle

Cattle feed next to a barn with Little Fort Store in the distance. enthusiasts the finer points of judging. At 1:15 there will be a transfer to the riding arena for a barrel racing clinic. Lindsay Sears, one of Canada’s top alltime barrel racers will conduct a clinic that is scheduled to start at 2:30. Transfers back to Little Fort Hall will begin at 4:00, with seminars on topics such as the cattle in-

dustry and feed efficiency to begin at 4:30. A prime rib dinner will begin at 6:00, to be followed by dancing to live music. During the evening the Canadian Hereford Association will present members of the Jim family with a memorial scroll for their father, Gung Loy Jim. In a sense the association’s “hall of fame,” the scroll will

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be in recognition of the many prize-winning bulls that Loy Jim raised (and that the ranch continues to raise since his death in 1995, as well as his efforts to promote Hereford cattle. Those interested in attending the field day should send an email to kymjim@ or call 250677-4372 and leave a message, or fax 250677-4231.

Who doesn’t have a hobby? Many of us have countless hobbies, and find it hard to decide which one to dabble with when you have a spare moment or two. This year at the North Thompson Fall Fair there are 11 different categories of hobbies that are listed in the entry catalogue: wood work, native crafts, ceramics, Christmas, recycled materials, wall hangings, hand painting, jewelry, and general crafts, as well as a separate category for the handicapped hobbiest. If you are a collector of salt and pepper shakers, spoons, dolls, bottles, or anything else, there is a category for you as well. The hobbies section of the exhibit hall is always interesting to look through, as there are so many different and unique entries each year.  From leatherwork, to pottery, clocks to stained glass, woodcarvings to dream catchers, and necklaces to wall hangings. For a complete list of categories, pick up your copy of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Catalog at the Star/Journal, or at the Fall Fair office in the IDA mall which opens on August 6.You can also find the entry catalogue online by going to: and clicking on ‘prize books and entries’.


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Remembering great portrait photographers I had been editing images from a wedding I photographed on the weekend and decided to take a break, and settled down to watch a documentary that my wife had recorded on television about photography-great Annie Leibovitz. Leibovitz made a name for herself with her collaborative style of portrait photography in the 1970s as a photographer for the Rolling Stone magazine. And, of course, if you’re my age, you may remember the incredible photos she made while touring with the actual Rolling Stones rock band. The program was a walk down memory lane for me, and I thought about how she and other successful photographers had influenced my approach to photography, and as I watched I considered some other great photographers that impacted my view of portraiture. The first photographers I became aware of while living and beginning my study of photography in Los Angeles so long ago, were the co-founders of Group f/64, an association of west coast photographers.  I would go to exhibitions of their work and irritate my friends, because I would ignore

them to sit for long periods viewing each photographer’s work; I was amazed with the way they dealt with light and shadow. Ansel Adams and Imogene Cunningham, although not especially portrait photographers, were among those that changed the way photography was approached. Adams is well known to most, but Cunningham’s controlled photography of patterns, detail, and texture is worth viewing not only for her portraiture but also in her botanical work. On portraiture she was known to comment, “The thing that’s fascinating about portraiture is that nobody is alike.” Discovering Arnold Newman stopped me in my tracks. Newman photographed the world’s most influential people and his portraiture was termed “environmental”.  Unlike many of his contemporaries at the time, he might include tables, pianos, and other elements he deemed structurally important to a portrait, and when interviewed about his style he said, “I am always lining things up, measuring angles…. I’m observing the way you sit, and the way you fit into the composition of the space around you.”

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Learn How To Make Rosaries, July 27, 10am at the Volunteer Centre. Free, but please call Margaret at 250-672-9330 (evenings) to register. Will do another session on August 24.

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250-587-0026 Anytime Barriere Alcoholics Anonymous Call: 250-672-9643 For Al Anon Call: 250-672-9643, 250-677-4234 Clearwater: AA meetings every Wed., #11 Lodge Dr., side door. Roll call 8 p.m. 250674-7155 or 250-674-7313 European Gentleman wants to meet a nature and animal loving lady between 50 and 70 years of age. ph 250-587-2349

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Company Operating Name: Barriere Motor Inn 1983 Ltd. Business Address: 4347 Yellowhead Highway, Barriere, BC, Canada, V0E1E0 Title of position: Assistant Manager - Hotel (1) Accommodation Service Manager - Hotel (1) Number of Positions: 2 Preference: Preference will be given to females NOC: 0632 Job Duties: Negotiate with the clients for the use of facilities; Negotiate with suppliers for supplies, etc; Prepare & monitor revenue & expenses; Resolve complaints of the customer; Supervise staff, set work schedules; Implement & evaluate policies. Skills: Education - Bachelors degree; Experience -2 years in hotel (minimum). Wage Rate: $17.00/hr. Title of Position: Cook - Indian (Ethnic) Foods. Number of Position: 1 NOC: 6322 Job Duties: Plan menu, determine food size portions, estimate food requirement; Monitor & order supplies & oversee kitchen area; Clean work & kitchen area; Set up & oversee buffets; Maintain inventory & records of food, supplies & equipment; Prepare & cook complete meals &/or individual dishes & food; May hire & train kitchen staff. Wage Rate: Minimum $12.00/ hr. - Maximum $16.00/hr. Terms of Employment: Permanent Positions Location of Work: Barriere, BC (Town) Contact Information: (Email), 250-672-5586 (Fax) NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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FULL TIME MAINTENANCE PERSON REQUIRED This is a permanent position starting immediately at our plant in Princeton, BC. Minimum of 3-5 years maintenance experience required on a variety of production and mobile equipment. Experience in a post mill, or small to medium size sawmill preferred. Must be able to handle a variety of tasks, work well with minimum supervision and be part of the team. Benefits include excellent wage, health spending account and profit sharing. Please submit resumes by fax 250-295-7912 or email Please visit our website at for further information on the company.

GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209. LICENSED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Nelson Ford, in Nelson BC, is looking for the right technician to service our customers. We offer factory Ford training, competitive wages, and great benefits. Salary dependent on experience $28 - $35/hr based on Ford training. Will consider 3rd/4th year apprentice. Send resume to or fax 250-352-7282

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Retail ON site interviewer to talk with customers at Clearwater government business. Must be friendly, professional, and reliable. Mature applicants encouraged to apply. $17/hour for 2 weeks starting Aug 14. 9am-4pm. Email resume to Cale Lewis at Discovery Research:

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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1999 Damon Challenger Class A Motorhome, Ford V10, 33’, one slide, 92,000 km, new tires, brakes & batteries, $27,500 obo. (250)365-7152 Castlegar

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Thursday, August 01,1,2013 Thursday, August 2013North NorthThompson ThompsonStar/Journal Star Journal


Great tomato experiments By Elli Kohnert North Thompson Star/Journal Looking at Barriere businessman, Jarek Kotolewski’s garden, the most interesting   part is his tomato patch where about 150 to 200 plants grow.   The plants are so big they look more like rows of young trees that have grown to lofty and bushy  heights. Jarek has built an enclosure around the patch that also serves as supports for plants that have to be tied up, with the center rows also having posts and rails for plant support. One might assume that all the plants are so diligently cared for so as to have a great

harvest of tomatoes, but Jarek has told this reporter that it is his fascination with the plants themselves that encourages his dedication to their growth. He talked about his previous hobby of raising fish in aquariums, and that after 15 years he had become bored with this hobby, and instead found something new in growing tomatoes. Jarek says he is excited about all the great varieties of tomatos; he collects seeds from his plants, and   also literally searches the world for  seeds of different varieties. Now he has tomato plants from various countries as well as uncommon

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Homes for Rent Clearwater: 3 bdrm home. Incl satellite tv, internet, $1400.00/mo 250-674-2465 Clearwater: Avail Sept. 1, 5 bdrm 3 bath home, fenced yd at end of cul-de-sac. $1500/mo 1-250-729-8222 CWR Home- 4 bed, 2.5 bath on acres of land in town. NS, DD and Ref Reqd. 1800/m inc util. Sheila 674-1313 or 8513858 Forest Lake: 2bdrm, furnished, $750/mo incl. util. 9 mo lease. WD, NS/NP. Small lakefront, furnished, NS/NP, $595/mo incl. util. Tiny cabin, NS/NP, $295/mo incl. util. 250-6722434 or 778-773-2465.

Recreation 2 cabins for rent. Bring your kayak & enjoy fishing & swimming on beautiful Forest Lake. 1st sleeps 4, $495/wk. 2nd sleeps 2, $250/wk. 250-6722434 or 1-778-773-2465

Suites, Lower Clearwater: 1 bdrm suite, incl satellite tv, internet & util. $650/mo 250-674-2465

STAR/JOURNAL photo: Elli Kohnert

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name it and the tomatoes in this garden have it. It is obvious that Jarek is knowledgeable and enthusiastic when he talks about his somewhat unusual hobby; a hobby that allows him to spend time after a hard days work at his restaurant (the Station House), to the peace and quiet of working with his tomato seeds


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tomato plants from around Canada. Now is the time when the astonishing diversety of tomatoes show their colours in Jareks patch. There are dark red ones, yellow ones, almost black ones, and of course there are all kinds of shapes and sizes as well. They all differ in taste and texture, from mild tasting to strong flavours, you

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Jarek Kotolewski at home in his tomato patch.


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and plantings. Jarek notes that when he’s been working many hours with people at the restaurant, he finds it relaxing to spend a few evening hours by himself in the garden, where he can let his mind ponder what new varieties of the ever popular tomato he might find, grow, and be able to harvest from his garden.

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Genealogy 101:

Searching for records By Margaret Houben North Thompson Star/Journal When hunting for information for your family tree, there are many places to search, and very many types of records that may contain pertinent information. The most obvious ones of course, are the ‘vital’, or official records - births, deaths, marriages and divorces. Then there are the next most obvious, the church records, which include, baptisms and christenings, confirmations, bar or bat mitzvah records, marriages and funerals. There are other ‘official’ type records, such as census records, coroner’s reports, city and telephone directories, land and property records and deeds, and court records, both civil and criminal.  Most of these are available to anyone interested in seeing them, and quite a few are available online. Then there are the more private records, which may be a little harder to access - medical records, adoption records, personal letters and diaries, and school and alumni association records.   If you know of an aunt or uncle or grandparent who kept their personal letters, or kept a diary, ask to see them. Some records are getting easier to access, especially through the internet, such as newspaper articles and obituaries, military and conscription records, tombstones and cemetery records, and ship passenger lists. has a great set of listings of many of these and may be well worth a look. There are all sorts of other types of documentation, wills, passports, and voter registration records... you never know what you may find until

you start looking. One thing to remember, though, is that given names could potentially be noted in different ways on different forms, depending on who filled out the form. For instance, your grandmother ‘Elizabeth’ may have gone by the nickname Beth, Lizzie, Liza, or Beth.  If her husband filled in the form, he may have unthinkingly noted her down as Beth, because that was what he was used to calling her, and he wasn’t thinking of her legal name when filling in the form.   So, don’t just search for Elizabeth Jones when searching online; also search for all the other possible variations to her name. Also, keep in mind that in England, for a long time it was traditional to name the children after various relatives: • A first son after the paternal grandfather, • A second son after the maternal grandfather, • A third son after the father, • A forth son after the father’s oldest brother. • A first daughter was after the maternal grandmother, • A second daughter after the paternal grandmother, • A third daughter after the mother, • A fourth daughter after the mother’s oldest sister. Other countries had other customs; so try to find out if the country your relatives came from had any such customs, it could help you track that elusive relative down. Happy hunting! Barriere’s Genealogy Group will be meeting again starting September 6, 6-7 p.m. at the Barriere Library.   For more information, contact Margaret at 250-672-9330 (evenings), or pick up their brochure at the library.

B.C.’s best wildlife photographs wanted: don’t forget your camera this summer North Thompson Star/Journal Whether you’re spending your summer vacation relaxing in your backyard or adventuring into the B.C. wilderness, the BC SPCA wants to show off your best B.C. wildlife pictures. Amateur photographers can enter the fifth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest by submitting digital photos until Sept. 30. The contest is a fundraiser supporting the society’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) on southern Vancouver Island, where more than 2,500 orphaned and injured wild animals are cared for every year. “With the nation’s greatest diversity of wildlife in our own province, we are excited to help backyard and amateur photographers showcase these amazing animals,” says Sara Dubois, manager of wildlife services for the BC SPCA. Some of the photos entered in previous contests have been featured in the BC SPCA’s AnimalSense and Bark! magazines, local newspapers and even a book City Critters: Wildlife in the Urban Jungle, authored by lo-

Last year’s winners included Courtenay resident, Stephen Williamson, who won first place in the Wild Settings category. cal journalist Nicholas Read. Dubois notes, “It’s a testament to the calibre of photos that are entered.” Prizes will be awarded for the top three photos in each of two categories: Wild Settings and Backyard Habitats. The contest is open to all adult (age 14 years and up) backyard and amateur photographers residing in B.C. Learn more about this year’s contest and see winners from past contests at The annual contest en-

courages participants to explore greenspaces, roadsides, beaches and even backyards to find striking images that represent the resiliency of local wildlife living at the interface with humans. Wildlife includes freeliving birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and insects, but not exotic, feral or domestic animals, or wildlife in zoos or rehabilitation facilities. For more information about the contest email

2013 Fall Fair tidbits Do you or your kids have caged birds like pigeons, canaries, or finches? If so, consider entering them in the Fall Fair this year.  Section 16 and 17 are where you want to look in the catalog.  Section 16 is strictly for pigeons, and there are many different types as you will see when you look down the list of breeds they have categories for. Section 17 is for all the other types of caged birds, and the list includes canaries, budgerigars, cockatiels, finches, love birds, parakeets, doves, quail and one category for all other foreign birds.  Having lots of entries makes the bird barn an interesting and colourful display to walk through for fair-goers. For a complete list of categories and rules, pick up a copy of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Catalog at the Star/Journal, or at the Fall Fair office in the IDA mall (next to Armour Mt. Bookkeeping and Gallery) opening Aug. 6.

Canada and B.C. support innovation and competitiveness in agriculture Ministry of Agriculture Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The governments of Canada and British Columbia have renewed a program to support the B.C. agrifood industry’s efforts to increase its competitiveness and sustainability, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and B.C. Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm announced July 25. “Innovation helps keep the Canada and B.C. agrifood industry competitive and profitable,” said Ritz. “Our government is committed to supporting programs like this to promote the long-term economic success of producers by helping bring new farm products and technologies to market.” “This program offers B.C.’s producers and processors opportunities to use technology to improve their operations and earn new dollars,” said Pimm. “Projects that stimulate sector-wide innovation support our government’s goal of the B.C. agrifood industry becoming a $14-billion-dollar-a-year industry by 2017.” The Canada-B.C. Agri-Innovation Program is a $3-million, two-year commitment through the new Growing Forward 2 agreement. This cost-shared program will allow industry to access funding to support the acceleration of innovation. The late-stage research or pilot projects must lead to commercialization and/or adoption of innovative products, technologies and practices. For example, projects that could be considered include the following: * Advancements in plant, animal and food science. * Energy and waste management. * New product development and commercialization. * Improvements in soil, water and air quality. * Climate-change adaptation. To be eligible, applicants must be appropriately registered, licensed and/or certified to conduct business in British Columbia. Eligible applicants may include the following: * B.C. agrifood producers and processors. * Industry associations and organizations. * Retail and food-service businesses. * Input, technology and support service providers. * Academic institutions and/or other organizations and private-sector businesses. * Regional districts and local governments. The Canada-B.C. Agri-Innovation Program will be administered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. Additional program information and application forms are available at: The new five-year Growing Forward 2 agreement is a $3-billion investment in innovation, competitiveness and market development, which includes $2 billion cost-shared on a 60:40 basis for programs delivered by provinces and territories (a 50-per-cent increase in cost-shared funding), as well as $1 billion for federalonly strategic initiatives. For more information on federal Growing Forward 2 programs, visit: www. Information on Growing Forward 2 programs in British Columbia is available at:


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Have canoe (with wheels) – will travel By Keith McNeill Clearwater Times Where he can canoe, he paddles. Where he can’t canoe, he pedals. Ron Sherk, age 64, has developed a unique way to tour the country in his retirement. He has a canoe with wheels that he can attach and remove as needed. He also has a small bicycle that he can fold up to fit inside the canoe – or unfold to use to pull the canoe when it’s on its wheels. “I certainly turn heads when I’m pull-

ing the canoe,” he said. “when I’m in the canoe, generally I’m away from people and so no one sees me.” Sherk formerly lived in Salmon Arm but sold his home there to finance his trip. He left Vernon (his birth place) on May 21 and paddled south along Kalamalka Lake, Okanagan Lake, Skaha Lake and so on until he reached Osoyoos. He then pulled the canoe out of the water and pulled it with his bicycle over Anarchist and Blueberry Paulson passes.

When he reached Castlegar he put the canoe in the water again. He paddled the Lower and Upper Arrow lakes to Revelstoke. He then got on his bike again and pedalled over Rogers Pass to Invermere, where he spent a few days with his son. He launched his canoe into the Columbia River near Invermere and paddled downstream to Kinbasket Lake (he had to portage the last 10 km before the lake). He canoed most of the length of the lake, then cycled the last THE TIMES photos: Keith McNeill

Adventurer Ron Sherk takes a break in Clearwater last week from paddling and pedalling. Pictured are (l-r) Ron Sherk, his cousins Diane Sherk and Lynn Sherk, and Lynn Sherk’s husband Jim Robbie.

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40 km to Valemount. From there he cycled Highway 5 to Clearwater, where he stayed with his cousin, Lynn Sherk and her husband, Jim Robbie. He planned to launch his canoe onto the ClearwaterRiver at the logging bridge by Brookfield Creek, then go down the North Thompson and Thompson rivers. Eventual goals include paddling the Inside Passage and down the Mackenzie River. “Somewhere along the way I’ll have to find a place to hole up for the winter before then,” he said. Sherk appears to be well equipped for his expedition. His canoes is an 18.5 foot kevlar Sea

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Clipper made in Abbotsford. It weights only 56 pounds. And he doesn’t actually paddle it. Instead, he uses a rig that let him row using his legs as in a racing scull. “I use 10 foot oars that allow me to row at eight km/hr,” he said. “That compares to five km/hr when I canoe paddle or six or seven km/hr when I use a kayak paddle.” The bike is a Dahon Formula S-18 fitted with 27 gears. Although tiny, it is no toy. It and the canoe’s wheels fit under the spray skirt fitted to keep waves from getting water in the boat. He uses all 27 gears when he goes up and down hills, he said. Going over Blueberry Paulson, however, there were pitches so steep he had to get off and push. He carries a tent plus other camping gear. For communications, he has a cellphone plus a personal locator.

The trip has been a longterm dream, he said. “I’ve always been adventurous,” he said. “When I was 12 years old I always wanted to run away to live in the bush, except I couldn’t figure out how I would live once the sack of flour ran out.” He has run several marathons and ultramarathons, and has done extended bicycle trips in Mexico, New Zealand and Australia. For the last 15 years he has been in business on his own, doing GPS traversing for the forest industry. That experience has left him both physically fit and mentally prepared to live alone in the bush. “I have no thoughts that this isn’t what I want to do, that’s for sure,” he said. “Just bring on the next leg.” Those interested can follow Ron Sherk’s adventures on his blog,

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August 01, 2013 edition of the Barriere Star Journal