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British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford have collaborated to appoint a resource export market working group. In establishing the working group, the premiers identified a shared goal of opening new markets and expanding export opportunities for oil, gas and other resources. It will be led by the two top energy officials from each province to develop recommendations to grow energy exports and open new export markets, and present them to the premiers later this year. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says she thinks the premiers’ cooperative plan is a “good step forward.” “Canada is an energy exporter in many ways. The more we can work together to benefit all of us, I think the better off we are.” She adds unless the provinces collaborate, they won’t accomplish their goals in the end and bring new revenue streams to Western Canada. “It is extremely important to expand markets for our

energy and our resource industries. That’s what has built the country and the province.” Behind the working group scheme, however, is a move to improve a strained relationship between the country’s two westernmost premiers, as well as toward more resource development. Clark stated as much to media when she and Redford announced the working group at the conclusion of the Council of the Federation meeting at Niagara-on-theLake on July 26. Clark and Redford have “bumped heads” on several occasions over resource issues, most notably Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline project proposed to run crude oil (bitumen) through B.C. from the Alberta border to Kitimat. Says Barnett: “I find this a good start to mending fences. But, I do know the premier is not going to go off her stance on the Enbridge ‘five commitments’. “Now, we’ll have to wait and see the report these staff members are going to provide us with, and hopefully there are some positive recommendations in there that help both provinces.”


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Although Canim Lake bull rider George Archie tried to hold on for eight seconds, his bull, Six Pack, came out the winner, as did all of the bulls at the Interlakes Rodeo on Aug. 3. There were good crowds for the two-day 23rd Annual Interlakes BCRA Rodeo.

Prosperity mine parties parley South Cariboo-based representatives spoke on mine aspects ranging from the economy to the environment at the New Prosperity Mine general public hearings July 22-25. Both sides of the project, as well as the middle ground, were presented in Williams Lake where opponents and proponents were balanced by local government looking to heal the community rift and move forward. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency review panel hearings offered an opportunity for the public to voice their opinions on

General hearings stage various views

Taseko Mines Ltd.’s proposed project at Fish Lake, before it moved on to topic-specific hearings on July 26. South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) vice-president Leon Chretien was one of the local businessmen who addressed the panel at the general hearings. The overall SCCC perspective - put forward

by Chretien and director Rick Takagi - was that economic diversification is needed to alleviate the pressure on local forestry, tourism and ranching industries. However, Chretien says he mostly spoke about cultural perspectives. “I come from a First Nations background (from my great-grandmother), as well as a French background that actually dates back to the mid-1600s [in Canada]. “So, I was just building the fact that we all come Continued on 4


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Foreign tourist warnings spark outrage

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WELLNESS FAIR Canim Lake Band is hosting its 2013 Outdoor Wellness Fair on Aug. 8-9, and it is open to the general public. The Healing Journey activities will take place in the Canim Lake Band gymnasium (at the office) and on the Eliza Archie Memorial School grounds. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, and will feature First Nations keynote speakers, traditional medicine, energy healers, tea leaf readings, traditional art, traditional drum booths, a food fair and an array of vendors.

Canada “closed” by Embassy, visa backlogs Carole Rooney Free Press

Tourism stakeholders across Canada are outraged after learning foreign travellers are being turned away from entering the country. The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) recently obtained an example of Canadian Embassy officials having told people, in writing, not to travel to Canada. After ongoing job action has slowed down the process of issuing visitor visas at Canadian missions abroad, TIAC got its hands on a copy of a written response sent by Immigration Section at the Canadian Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. TIAC says the document instructs those requesting Canadian visitor visas to take their business elsewhere. Translated, the text of message from the Embassy apparently states: “for your information, Canadian External Service officials are presently on strike. All Canadian visa offices in the world are working with reduced capacity and the processing times of visa requests are uncertain for the moment. As such we recommend that you look at other options for your trip that do not include a stop in Canada.” Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCCTA) president Pat Corbett says the problem has been “brewing away” for a couple of years, but worsened earlier this year. “Our embassies and visa offices have not kept up with the demand to the point where they have actually been suggesting [people stay away].” “It has impacted our industry, for sure, and with the strike full-on now, it’s pretty cata-

strophic. It just compounds the difficulties in the Canadian tourism industry right now.” Corbett adds he has asked Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod and others to try to “grab hold” of the issue and bring it to resolution. “It’s not good for the Canadian economy overall and its something that needs a solution rapidly.” TIAC wants to see an end to “stand-off tactics from both sides” and instead have public discussion of back-to-work legislation or allowances for replacement workers to process visa applications. It estimates that the cost of the ongoing strike to the Canadian travel and tourism sector will be upwards of $280 million this year, and further losses in spinoff economic gains. Corbett says the CCCTA has been watching the issue unfold for months now with “extreme concern” expressed across the regional industry. He notes TIAC is the industry’s “national advocacy voice” that got involved when it heard reports of problems with visa applications. “It was the people on the ground that TIAC was responding to, and trying to deal with this behind the scenes with government, and that started some time ago.” Now, the CCCTA president says there are various senate members and cabinet ministers pursuing a resolution in Ottawa, including British Columbia’s own Senator Nancy Greene Raine. However, as concerns continue to escalate while the strike continues, Corbett hopes more people will write letters to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and copy them to McLeod.


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The Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds made a brief, but dazzling appearance in the skies over 100 Mile House just after 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 1. Those who had the chance to see them were captivated by the two-minute aerobatic show, and many who did not see it likely heard them roar by.

B.C.’s month-long gun amnesty in June resulted in 1,801 firearms, 155 other weapons and approximately 30,700 rounds of ammunition handed over to police for destruction throughout the province. Some of the interesting items turned in included a machine gun received by Kelowna RCMP, bayonets from the 1800s given to Ridge Meadows RCMP, and other historical firearms including a Lee-Enfield .303 rifle from World War II and a military missile more than six feet long.


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B.C. debt, deficit climbs higher Public accounting reveals fiscal results

Carole Rooney Free Press

Finance minister Michael de Jong recently released the 2012-13 Public Accounts, revealing British Columbia ended the fiscal year with a deficit of $1.15 billion. That is an increase of $182 million from last year’s government forecast of $968 million. While de Jong explains spending controls brought about in mid-2012 helped the province reduce total spending by $668 million, revenues were $1.1 billion lower than projected in Budget 2012, mainly due to declining revenues in various

resource sectors. increased health spendCariboo-Chilcotin ing by $585 million, MLA Donna Barnett education by $300 milsays revenue forecasts lion and social services are government’s best by $50 million in 2012guess, but with so many 13. contributing factors, Recent health care they aren’t conprojects includcrete. ed the Fort St. “You do John Hospital the best you and Residential can. There are Care Centre experts that and the work on these K e l o w n a forecasts.” General and She notes Vernon Jubilee Donna government hospital expanBarnett invested $3.3 sions. billion in capital projBarnett adds any ects throughout the business plan needs province such as to include a forecast schools, universities, of income versus debt health care facilities and load, and compares a other capital infrastruc- provincial debt toward ture. building a hospital to a G o v e r n m e n t resident’s mortgage on

a house. These capital projects and other borrowing grew the total debt by $5.6 billion, now at $55.8 billion. However, NDP finance critic Mike Farnworth says the province has a “rising hidden debt” under the B.C. Liberals that almost double the reported figure. “The government has locked British Columbian taxpayers into nearly $100 billion in contractual obligations, many of which we know very little about. “British Columbians deserve to know how the government came to rack up a hidden debt that eclipses the official

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Environmentalist’s oppose mine Friends of Fish from a long history of culture, and the cultures Lake (FOFL) member we are talking about Patricia Spencer says she told the panel here today, why the organiwhether they zation opposes be [aborigithe mine project, nal] culture noting the previor our culture, ous mine project are all a comwas rejected. bination of all “We have a lot the preceding of concerns, both cultures.” Leon with environ“There is no Chretien ment and First pure culture, as we live in a culture Nations. “We’re not sure why of change ... we can’t protect what is already we’re having a second hearing, even.” changing.” After witnessing Chretien explains how he described to every day of the general the panel that lifestyle hearings, she believes and employment are the public hearings what the Cariboo is are providing a unique all about: “I represent opportunity for all perthe people who want spectives to hear each of to live the dream - the the others. “To me, it feels like dream where work and play meet. I vote yes to each day is a new chapter in this story Prosperity.” He adds there was unfolding [about] the a lot of information mine at Fish Lake.” However, Spencer presented from the scientific, commu- adds some expert nity and cultural view- testimonials at the toppoints that support the ic-specific hearings she attended in the followproject. “That doesn’t negate ing few days were also that there will be con- interesting. FOFL wants to save cessions along the way, but it’s a strong the lake, yet she explains discussing project for the Cariboo- experts the present recirculaChilcotin.”

tion plan for its water the project providing - intended to preserve it can pass the envithe lake - also expressed ronmental review and certain concerns that is takes about that. into consider“Both govation the First e r n m e n t Nations cul(Environment tural values Canada) experts and traditional and other uses, and they experts said this work to resolve PatriCia is unproven; some of those.” sPenCer untested at this Richmond scale. It’s been notes he heard tried before on a very a number of presentasmall scale, but not with tions at the hearings that something as big and as well represented both complicated as Fish Lake.” sides of the project issue, and most were followed Regional by panel, participant or view balanced public queries. Meanwhile, Cariboo “I saw people quesRegional District chair tioned at some length Al Richmond says he about their presenpresented a “balanced tation, and when I approach” to the panel finished, we waited at the public and there were hearings. no questions, “The presentafrom Taseko, tion recognized First Nations the economic or any of the benefits of the environmenproject relatal groups that tive to jobs and were there.” the economy He adds the aL in the Cariboo- riChmonD whole mine Chilcotin. [But,] review process the next part was has been “divithat our support of the sive and stressful” to the economic benefits comes community. with the caveat that is has “I’m hoping the to pass the environmen- panel will deliver these tal review. answers sooner, rather “We said we support than later.”

provincial debt, and what it plans to do to fix this.” He points to a 2011 report by B.C.’s auditor general John Doyle that warned government about the escalating cost of its contracts and recommended providing more disclosure. Barnett says she does not believe there is any hidden debt. Doyle is “diligent” in his audits and hasn’t issued any recent concerns about disclosure, she adds. “The auditor general does a fine job. I don’t know of there has been more disclosure, but I would think so, or [Doyle] would bring it out in every report.”

She explains in contractual dealings with the private sector, Canada’s Privacy Act makes is necessary to be “very careful,” as it leaves a fine line between what can or cannot can be disclosed. Meanwhile, she says new revenue sources will be crucial in order

for the province to stay on track in its plan to balance the budget. “We have no idea what is going to happen in the global economy. The global market dictates the economy. “This is why we need more industry markets in Asia and elsewhere across the ocean.”

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Public information meetings are coming up soon where the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) will provide more details and field questions on the South Cariboo Search and Rescue (SAR) referendum scheduled this fall. The referendum will ask voters if they approve of a bylaw for the CRD to provide annual funding of up to $30,000 to the local SAR society for its services in the community. SAR search manager Val Severin says the funding is much needed as its current donations, fundraising and Community Gaming Grants are not regular. This can leave them short on funds, but also

provides little advance notice for planning. “The funding will allow us to plan our equipment and training to provide stability to ensure we can meet the training and equipment needs to fulfill our role in the community.” Examples of difficulties from the lack of a stable funding source include when a half dozen members all have training certificates expiring the following year, or the majority of rescue ropes will reach their allowable life span, but there are no assurances the money will be there for the training and replacements, she explains. Without that stability, SAR can’t effectively plan for its members to be re-certified, which Severin notes is required to enable them to respond to specific

vice these hard-working volunteers provide is available whenever it is needed in the community. The currently planned 2014 tax requisition for this service is $25,000 total, or $1.03 per $100,000 of assessed property values overall, but a residential taxpayer would pay $0.84 per $100,000 of assessed value. However, these tax requisition calculations are estimated (based on 2013), as assessed values for 2014 are not yet available. At the maximum tax rate, the CRD indicates a residential taxpayer would expect to pay about $1.08 per $100,000 of assessed

value for residential land and improvements. In 100 Mile House, the meeting is on Aug. 14 at the District Council Chambers. In Area L, it will be held on Aug. 15 at the Interlakes (Roe Lake) Community Hall. The meeting for Area H residents is slated for Aug. 20 at the Forest Grove Community Hall, and for Area G, it is Aug. 21 at the 108 Mile Community Hall. All of the public meetings will run from 5:30 -7 p.m. Scrutineers are also being sought for this referendum. For more information on the meetings or scrutineer applications, visit the CRD website at

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Wildfires effectively aided by air

Fire retardant is often used by air tankers and helicopters to fight wildfires in British Columbia, but some folks may not know what it is, or what it does. The retardant is a water-soluble mix made with fertilizer as the principal retardant agent. The red colour comes from the iron oxide (rust) added to the solution so pilots and firefighters see where it has been applied. Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL) manufactures flame-retardants in Kamloops, where about a dozen employees produce Phos-chek for the Ministry of Forest’s Wildfire Management Branch, which is its main consumer. When Phos-chek reacts with wildland fuels, such as wood and grass, it reduces the heat and intensity of flames to slow the spread and allow firefighters on the ground to better con-

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Air tankers support fire crews on the ground when battling wildfires in British Columbia, and sometimes elsewhere in Canada. B.C. fire service personnel and tankers recently helped crews in the Yukon contain several blazes.

tain the fire. ICL Kamloops also provides Phos-chek to fire centres in Alberta and the Yukon. While the retardant is absorbed by plants, any retardant that lands on houses, cars, or other materials should be washed off as soon as possible. When it is still wet, as it is when dispersed from the air, it is readily rinsed off with

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your local forests ministry fire centre’s aviation specialist. Air tanker planes Air tankers have two key roles during firefighting – initial attack and support. During initial attacks, these planes drop fire retardant (and/or foam) directly onto small fires, or often just ahead of the fire, to control its spread until ground

crews arrive to extinguish them. For large wildfires, air tankers support firefighting efforts by dropping retardant directly onto the fire to limit the spread and cool hot spots. Usually stationed in groups of up to four aircraft with a spotter plane, the air tankers have a combined capacity of up to 15,000 litres, although a single heavy aircraft can hold more than 11,000 litres. The spotter plane works ahead of the air tankers to safely and efficiently direct them towards the highest priority fires. The use of air tankers is directed by the operations personnel, so when folks see a wildfire, but don’t see any air tankers, it may be that current strategies call for ground operations rather than air support. Their use can also be limited by factors, such as time of day, fire

Tourism operator helps guide B.C.

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Hills Health Ranch owner Pat Corbett has been appointed to sit amongst 19 new members of the province’s Destination British Columbia (DBC) Tourism Marketing Committee DBC chair Andrea Shaw announced the appointments in late July, which include a wide array of regional leaders in the tourism sector from across the province. Corbett says he’s pleased to be selected, as well as to see there are five representatives on the committee from the Interior and North Coastal B.C. They include Corbett, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCCTA) CEO Amy Thacker, Chilcotin Holidays manager (and CCCTA vice-president) Andre Kuerbis of Lillooet, Northern BC Tourism Association

CEO Anthony Everett resentation from across of Prince George, and rural British Columbia Crest Hotel owner Steve on this committee. Smith of Prince “It will add Rupert. great strength “I’m happy and wisdom to to be a memthe table.” ber and to try DBC has to turn around been mandated and influence to fulfill several bringing more key marketing peopleintoBritish and leadership PAT Columbia and responsibiliCORBETT the Caribooties critical to Chilcotin the long-term, region,” explains sustainable growth of Corbett. “I’m also real- the provincial tourly looking forward to ism industry. Its new working with the team Tourism Marketing that’s been put together Committee has been as a committee.” established to give secAlso CCCTA’s presi- tor stakeholders from dent, Corbett adds he across the province an is familiar with most of active role in strengththe people appointed ening and aligning and they are “absolutely DBC’s marketing strateoutstanding marketers” gies. and a “red seal” group to The member nomiundertake the mandate nees were identified by of this DBC committee. each of B.C.’s six Regional “It’s good to have Amy Destination Marketing [Thacker] there, and O r g a n i z a t i o n s Andre [Kuerbis] from (RDMOs), and then Chilcotin Holidays. We narrowed down to the have three strong voices final 19 appointments from this region and by DBC’s board. Two very, very strong rep- DBC board members

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Garden surplus for hungry families Summer food donations needed urgently

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The South Cariboo Food Security Committee has put out a plea for food donations to support the hungry families and individuals in need this summer. The committee is working on finding and developing ways to improve food security in the South Cariboo for both the short term and the longterm. Both local gardeners with extra produce in their plots, and the general public through non-perishable donations are being asked to help with this food crisis. Committee member Rita Giesbrecht says children, youth and families are challenged daily in having enough to eat, especially nutritious food. The numbers of families at need in the community is increasing, she explains, as the committee is working to support the organizations that provide emergency food. “Part of our mandate is to improve the food and the quality of food for the families at risk.” These agencies are reporting a huge need, Giesbrecht says, adding providing this food isn’t their main function, but rather a role they have fallen into. After the 100 Mile House Food


Bank closes and reverts to its summer emergency service, and the children are out of school for the break, this becomes especially difficult, she notes. “We are told that the need has reached crisis proportions. Exacerbating the problem is the closure of the food bank in summer months, and the absence of school lunch programs.” Families depend on community programs and school breakfasts and lunches for providing or supplementing meals, so there are fewer sources of food for those who need them. Folks can help by dropping off non-perishables, vegetables or fruit at other local service organizations that depend on those contributions to help fill the summertime gap. Public donations are needed for food programs at Loaves and Fishes, 100 Mile & District Women’s Centre and Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre with


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non-perishable donations, such as tuna, pasta, spaghetti sauce and beans. Fresh produce from gardens can be dropped off at Loaves and Fishes on Wednesdays and Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre on Thursdays, or at the AgriCulture Enterprise Centre (call all ahead for hours). Local families appreciate and need fruit and vegetables for healthy meals and snacks, as good nutrition can set them onto the right path to wellness. Those of us who have no difficulty in eating regularly might consider reaching out to those who don’t, Giesbrecht says. “This problem is absolutely fixable. I consider it a travesty that there are families going hungry in the midst of abundance.” For more information, or to drop off donations, contact Rusty Martin at Loaves and Fishes, 250-395-2708; Sylvia Peniuk at 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre, 250-395-4093; Debbra Williams at Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre, 250395-5155; or Margaret Perry at Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre, 778-482-2216. For more information about the South Cariboo Food Security Committee, contact Lisa De Paoli at 250-395-5155 or Rita Giesbrecht at 250-791-6631.

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Let’s prevent wildfires


Railway safety off the track

Eight years ago, I was between teaching contracts, so I decided to work as a labourer on a railway track maintenance and repair crew in the Williams Lake and 100 Mile House areas. I learned how common train derailments are. In that brief period, I had been called to half a dozen repair jobs and one serious derailment that was something of an emergency. I heard about a man who had been killed in Williams Lake a few years earlier because a derailment had caused a railway car to fall on top of him. Whenever a train went by, the entire crew stood well back. I thought about how many derailments and deadly accidents and potential accidents there must have been in the entire country, given the number of towns and cities that had grown up around railway lines in Canada, including 100

Mile House, Williams Lake, $36.9 million to $33.8 Quesnel, Prince George and million - even though the Prince Rupert. rail transport of oil has What brings all of this increased by 28,000 per cent to mind is the recent since 2009. This looks like disaster in Lac Megantic, the government’s fiscal left Que. Although this was hand was not co-ordinating technically not with its energya case of track obsessed right failure, it is a hand. reminder of the If it was omnipresent risk understandably posed by the frustrated by transportation the slowness of of large amounts action in pipeline of flammable oil construction, materials through and authorized populated areas. this huge increase Mark We must ask: in rail oil Crawford have recent transportation, changes in policy then it should or technology contributed have revisited a 2007 report to this disaster? Should from the Canada Safety recent increases in the Council, which had raised amount of oil and fuel the alarm about the dangers being transported on of allowing railways to Canada’s railways have regulate themselves. prompted a revision of rail After a Via Rail transportation and safety derailment in 2012 killed policy? three engineers and injured The Stephen Harper dozens of passengers, the government cut the safety Transportation Safety budget for railroads from Board also called for a


ugust is typically the busiest month of the year for wildfires in British Columbia. With the extremely dry July we have experienced this year, we all have to be careful in the forests and interface areas. When the campfire ban was finally put in place at the beginning of this month, it signalled the fire danger ratings jumping up throughout much of the Cariboo. Now, we have to be extremely vigilant by making sure folks know there is a campfire ban in place if we see them burning one. Smokers also need to be very careful with their cigarettes and other smoking materials, which have to be completely extinguished. At the same time, Mother Nature has tossed a few thousand lightning strikes at us recently and they have sparked several new, but small, wildfires. The largest of these naturally occurring fires in the Cariboo Fire Centre (CFC) zone was 0.2 hectare. Fortunately, the accompanying precipitation helped keep the fires small and also helped move the fire danger rating down to moderate throughout most of the CFC region. However, there were areas of low ratings in the western portion of the region and high in the northern and eastern areas of the region. Thunderstorms were also in the forecast throughout the long weekend and there was a 30 per cent chance of them occurring yesterday and today. While the accompanying rainfall or showers dampen the ground cover, it doesn’t take long for it to evaporate and then we’re back to tinder dry conditions. There is little we can do about these natural wildfires, but there were a half dozen human-caused fires during the same timeframe. This is where the general public can stop wildfires from occurring through preventive measures. There is no open burning or campfires allowed in our area, so we should not be lighting them, but we should be vigilant about making sure our cigarettes are crushed out. If we see family, friends and neighbours carrying out prohibited burning or carelessly tossing out lit cigarettes, we should remind them of the dangers. If we don’t have that friendly talk, then we’re culpable and deserving of blame as if we’re actually participating in the act. To report a wildfire, prohibited campfire or open burning, call 1-800-663-5555 toll free or *5555 on our cell phones. Anyone caught breaking a fire ban can be fined $345. If the fire escapes and causes a wildfire, the person who caused it may be convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail.

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major safety overhaul, but all the government would do is “recommend” the installation of audio and video recorders. Both Conservative and Liberal governments share some of the blame for this disaster. Although I appreciate the general logic of moving away from heavy reliance on prescriptive rules and toward more economically efficient “results-based” regulation and “self-regulation,” it’s evident this approach didn’t automatically adjust safety standards to meet the added risk entailed by the huge recent increase in oil traffic. The government should have increased the safety budget instead of cutting it, and should have returned to Transport Canada the oversight of rail safety that the Liberals had removed in 1999. Mark Crawford teaches political science at Athabasca University.

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Vote for recreation bylaw changes Sept. 7 To the editor: As chair of the 100 Mile House & District Soccer Association, I urge people to vote in favour of the changes to Recreation Bylaw 4837 on Sept. 7. The facilities referenced in Peter Reid’s July 31 letter benefit the entire South Cariboo, and this change will help ensure they continue to operate. The current bylaw is limited to providing funding for the arena, the curling rink and the ball fields.

Under the new wording, all recreational and arts/culture services in the South Cariboo, including Martin Exeter Hall and the soccer fields, would fall under the bylaw. More than 80% of the soccer players registered to play this year live outside the District boundary, and most attendees at Martin Exeter Hall events are from outside the District. Why should taxpayers within town have to pay 100% of the costs

for facilities that are used by the greater population? As for Mr. Reid’s assertion that the District could contract out the maintenance of the soccer fields for “considerably less,” he is deliberately ignoring the fact the District’s collective agreement prevents this option, unless their staff is unaffected. There are qualified people on staff, and the District cannot contract out that work. Mr. Reid and I have both attend-

Run-of-river hydro projects pack a punch

To the editor: I’m glad to see that California is finally taking steps to classify hydroelectric energy from British Columbia as 100 per cent renewable. In a wet, mountainous place like B.C. there is nothing more renewable than the water that continually drops from our skies as snow and rain. In fact, that’s why more than 90 per cent of the electricity produced in B.C. is hydroelectric. In California, where the climate is dry and mostly desert-like, hydroelectric energy is not nearly as plentiful or as easy to tap into as it is in B.C. Because of this fact, any hydroelectric-generating facility in California that can generate 30 megawatts or more of electricity is not considered to be a renewable energy resource.

To generate that much hydroelectric energy in California you need a sizable dam and vast areas of land need to be flooded. In B.C., however, as California legislators are starting to realize, generating 30 megawatts or more of electricity can easily be achieved by a small runof-river facility with nothing more than a small head pond and an inflatable weir. Run-of-river facilities pack an incredible clean energy punch and have one of the smallest physical and environmental footprints of any type of energy generation. It’s good that California is finally starting to realize this about B.C. generated hydroelectricity. Charles Davis White Rock

ed joint committee meetings on this subject. As stated at those meetings, once capital upgrades have been completed at the hall, its operating costs will be far less than the $230,000 he believes they’ll pay for it to stay open. The goal is not to pay out all of that money for just the soccer fields and the hall – the long-term vision is to pay for more programs. We provide a soccer program for over 400 local youth annually.

The cost to pay the entire $70,000 in operating costs would increase our fees by at least $175 per child annually. We have worked hard to help build these fields, and we are not asking for a handout. We are asking for people to think long term – these facilities are vital to keeping families in the area, and for attracting new residents. Jennifer Appleby 100 Mile House

The words we should use To the editor: A recent study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives indicated Canada’s best-paid 50 chief executive officers (CEOs) breezed through the end of the recession with earnings 235 times higher than the average Canadian income earner in 1991. For comparison, the earnings of these first 50 CEOs were 85 times higher than the average income earner in 1995. I am not sure there are words to fully express my feelings with regards to these stats. Some words, though, can help me express the reasons behind such discrepancies – words that we would need to name and repeat if we wish to put an end to such a situation. They are selfishness, contempt, cynicism, corruption, abuse and

patronage. If we want to push deeper, they are political parties financing, lobbying, propaganda, media concentration, diversion of democracy and nonworking democracy. I am sure Canadians do not only think this is unfair. An increasing

number of them must also realize that only an equal sharing of powers – which is what would be a real democracy – would lead us towards an equal wealth sharing. Bruno Marquis Gatineau, Quebec

Get borrowing under control To the editor: I am writing regarding Tom Fletcher’s column, headlined Get ready for Hydro rate hikes, in the July 10 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press. Yes, the BC Hydro rate increase tsunami is coming after the earthquake of British Columbia government debt. This will hit lower income people – hard. All levels of government are

increasing fees and service rates rather than raise income taxes on those who can contribute more and pay more property tax. I don’t want to see any drastic action to increase job loss, but governments at all levels need to limit their spending growth to the level of inflation and get borrowing under control. Phil Harrison Comox

B.C. aboriginal progress fragile Milligan expects to go into production this Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad year. Another agreement with Kamloopson this point during the recent legislature area communities shared revenues from an session. expanded Afton mine. The Tahltan Central Council was pleased Perhaps the most ambitious agreement about shared decision-making on resource was concluded in March of this year when projects, until they found out that B.C. the government signed a deal with the had handed the environmental assessment Tahltan Nation for mining and of a new open-pit coal mine hydroelectric development in over to the federal government. remote northwestern B.C. The The proposed mine is in the deal clears the way for a major Klappan, known around the extension of the BC Hydro grid world as the Sacred Headwaters. to power the Tahltan village of Rustad said shared decisionIskut and also the Red Chris making deals such as the Tahltan metal mine, opening up the agreement do not cover activities region to other mining and of the B.C. Environmental hydro potential as well. Assessment Office. Whether To get that deal, the province the review of that coal mine is Tom put up $20 million last year to federal, provincial or combined, Fletcher buy back Shell Canada’s coalbed it requires extensive consultation gas leases in the Klappan with affected parties. region, headwaters of the Nass, Skeena and That’s great, but all that goodwill could Stikine Rivers. Those leases had become a evaporate quickly if a coal mine ends target of international protest. up getting a permit despite Tahltan Even after these expensive concessions, objections. it would be an error to conclude that all is Rustad’s Nechako Lakes constituency is well between the Tahltan and the province. also a focal point for oil and gas pipeline Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson questioned proposals. Donaldson highlighted another


The ceremonies have become common at the B.C. legislature. Government officials and aboriginal leaders gather to celebrate resource sharing agreements that allow economic development in areas that need employment but are hampered by a century of uncertainty and dispute over treaties, or lack thereof. This approach emerged a decade ago with forest agreements. The B.C. Liberal government bought back timber cutting licences from big forest firms and made them available for community forests and aboriginal communities who claimed the areas as their traditional territories. Recently the approach was extended to mining revenues and water licence fees paid by private power developers. These are substantial steps forward for the only province in Canada in treaty limbo. A 2010 sharing deal worth more than $30 million in royalties for the Mount Milligan copper-gold mine north of Prince George helped the McLeod Lake Indian Band recover from the pine beetle and forestry slump that devastated its business base. After many years of struggle, Mount

problem. Last year the government signed a reconciliation agreement with the Gitanyow First Nation near Terrace, one of many communities struggling to get through the B.C. treaty negotiation process. That agreement included a joint landuse plan. Then the Environmental Assessment Office asked the Gitanyow for its input on proposed gas pipelines through its territory, to feed the government’s liquefied natural gas plans. Again, the joint land-use plan has no provision for pipelines. The Gitanyow hereditary chiefs wrote to the B.C. government in July, threatening to go to court over the pipeline proposal and questioning the value of their hard-won reconciliation agreement. Resource revenue sharing agreements and shared land-use plans are wellintentioned and represent real progress. But these situations show how fragile they are. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com


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the province Youth allegedly killed by tainted ecstacy KELOWNA - Marissa Ginter’s online footprint shows a young woman who enjoyed hanging out with friends, music and graffiti artwork The parents of a 17-year-old youth who died Friday (Aug. 2) after allegedly ingesting tainted ecstasy are not speaking publicly about her death. Marissa Ginter was first identified in the media by a friend’s parent as being among a group of three youth whose story RCMP went public with in order to warn others tainted drugs are possibly circulating on Kelowna streets. A statement released Friday morning said the youths—initially identified as a 15, 16 and 18-yearold—had been admitted to hospital with severe gastrointestinal issues and itching from what RCMP believe to be a bad batch of ecstacy. “There have been others with similar experiences after consuming street drugs recently,” said Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Kris Clark hours before Centre of Gravity brought thousands of youth into the downtown core. Ginter’s obituary indicates she died the same day the warning was issued.

Student found guilty in pool-cue assault KAMLOOPS -A Thompson Rivers University international student has been found guilty of assault and assault with a weapon in relation to a pool-cue stabbing incident at a Kamloops bar last year that left his friend with permanent brain damage. Yousef Mohammed Almotairi, a 26-year-old TRU student from Saudi Arabia, was convicted in B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 31, following a trial that lasted more than a week. Almotairi was at Cactus Jack’s Saloon in the earlymorning hours of Nov. 3, 2012, with a 28-year-old friend who was also a Saudi TRU student. The two became involved in an argument and Almotairi attacked his friend with a pool cue, jabbing it into his eye. The cue entered the victim’s brain. He suffered permanent brain damage and is now partially paralyzed.

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They were just as good as ever. We saw them every day for about five years when I was posted at CFB Moosejaw. The Snowbirds’ hangar was right behind our PMQ (Private Married Quarters).

I would say that’s real Canadian tradition, and I think it’s a great thing for 100 Mile House.

It was great, really good. I’ve seen them before in Comox and in Vancouver a couple of times, and I always enjoy it. Many years ago, my niece was dating one of the Snowbird pilots. I don’t know if they are still together or not.

We both enjoyed it. We just moved here, and think it was cool they’d come around for a small town. We read about it in the 100 Mile Free Press the other day, so we came out to wait and watch for them to arrive.

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There has been much information about 3D printers in the media lately. The applications of this new technology is being investigated by medical scientists and one of the first body parts they are trying to produce is a human ear. It’s early days for the medical uses of 3D printing but the future looks very exciting. Medications can have side effects but most cause no problems. Some classes of drugs can affect your sense of balance and that can be a problem especially in the elderly. These drugs include drugs to treat depression, high blood pressure and heart problems, sleep problems and anxiety. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist if you are concerned about the side effect of any drug you are taking. In Wales, back in April, there was a marked increase in the number of cases of measles. Mass vaccinations took place to prevent the spread of this disease. It points out that many parents are not vaccinating their children against measles and other preventable diseases. Immunization really does work! For questions about immunization, drug side effects or other health-related problems, talk to our pharmacists: a great source of reliable health information.

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100 Mile House RCMP busy on Highway 97 during the long weekend


report 100 Mile RCMP responded to 98 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Speeders caught The long weekend highways in the 100 Mile House Detachment area were busy and numerous violation tickets for speeding were issued. Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services charged eight people during the weekend for excessive speed. Each of

these cases resulted in the driver receiving a $368 fine along with a seven-day vehicle impoundment. Two vehicles were found to be uninsured, resulting in $598 fines. Prohibited and speeding On Aug. 5, 100 Mile House RCMP were conducting radar enforcement on Highway 97 south of 100 Mile House when a vehicle was clocked at 136 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. When the vehicle was pulled over, the driver was determined to be

prohibited from driving under the Motor Vehicle Act. As a result, he was issued an appearance notice for court in 100 Mile House on Oct. 1. The driver also received a $196 fine for speeding and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. Vehicle rammed repeatedly On Aug. 3, two women were travelling in a vehicle on Timothy Lake Road headed toward Lac la Hache when they were struck from behind by a vehicle that was tailgat-

ing them. They stopped the vehicle to speak to the male driver, who they initially thought was someone else. When they did not recognize the suspect, they locked their doors and left the scene. The suspect driver followed them as they turned south on Highway 97 towards 100 Mile House and then began ramming into the rear of their vehicle. They were hit approximately six times. 100 Mile RCMP intercepted both vehicles near the intersection of

Canim-Hendrix Lake Road on Highway 97. The male suspect driver displayed symptoms of intoxication. He was detained for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and impaired driving. He began to resist and was then subdued and taken into custody. Upon arrival at the 100 Mile House Detachment, the male refused to co-operate and refused to provide a breath sample. He was held in custody until sober the next morning as he continued to display violent behaviour.

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briefs The following is a highlights from the July 12 Cariboo Regional District (CRD) regular board meeting:

Land-use strategy Cariboo Licensees Land Use Strategy Committee (CLLUSC) chair Guenter Weckerle and project leader Keith Dufresne appeared before the board to speak about the Mid-Term Timber Supply Project underway by the

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Their presentation provided an overview of the regional impacts of the MidTerm Timber Supply shortages following the pine beetle infestation and devastation, some

supply timelines for the industry and plans for a science-based review process. Weckerle also provided a snapshot of CLLUSC observations and recommendations as well as encouragement for the CRD to engage in the sciencebased review process.

Fire ban clarified 1-800-222-TIPS On July 26, Police responded to a complaint from BJ’s Donuts & Eatery in downtown 100 Mile House concerning a mischief that occurred. Vandals spray-painted graffiti all over the bricks on the back of the building, causing considerable damage, as it is likely the brick will need to be painted over. The 100 Mile RCMP requests public assistance with information leading to the identification of suspects in this matter. Sometime over the past week, unknown culprits pried open the front door of a business in the 400 block of Birch Avenue and stole approximately $250 out of the cash float from a till inside. Nothing else was taken from inside the business. If you have any information on this or any other crimes in the 100 Mile House area call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Your identity will remain unknown. Should your information lead to the arrest of the responsible party Crime Stoppers will pay cash for the TIP.

Further to the information bulletin issued July 30, the campfire ban that came into effect at noon on Aug. 1 is for the southern portion of the Cariboo Fire Centre only. Specifically, the campfire ban boundary starts from the west at Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, follows the Quesnel-Chilcotin/ Central Cariboo forest districts boundary, heads east to Highway 97, south to 150 Mile House, east again along the Redeaux Lake Forest Service Road (2300 Road), and then follows the Central Cariboo-100 Mile House forest districts boundary to Wells Gray Provincial Park. A map of the area covered by the campfire ban is available online at

Areas where the campfire ban is in effect include the Chilcotin, McLeese Lake, Williams Lake, 150 Mile House, 100 Mile House and Interlakes regions. This ban applies to open fires of any size, campfires, industrial or backyard burning, fireworks, tiki torches, sky lanterns and burning barrels. The open burning prohibition put into place on April 15 remains in effect for the entire Cariboo Fire Centre and applies to any type of industrial or backyard burning, including waste, slash, stubble or grass. Areas under the open burning prohibition, but not the campfire ban, include the Nazko, Quesnel, Wells, Barkerville and Likely/ Horsefly regions.

Both the campfire ban and open burning prohibition do not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, as long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres.

He was released from custody on a promise to appear in 100 Mile House court for Criminal Code charges of Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle; Refusal to Provide a Breath Sample; Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle; and Resisting Arrest. The male was also

charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for Failing to Produce a Driver’s Licence and for Driving Contrary to Restrictions. There was minor damage to the complaint’s vehicle from the repeated contact. The women were not injured as a result of this incident.

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Hospital gains Bipap ventilator Generous gift through health foundation Carole Rooney Free Press


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Disease (COPD). “This can save them from having to actually be intubated and on a ventilator - it’s kind of the step before.” The bipap differs significantly from an oxygen mask, but she says it basically pressurizes and regulates the patient’s airflow. “That’s one of the benefits of it, it is noninvasive. It’s just the mask that they put on, and it helps with their breathing. It gives them a rest because they are not fighting to [breathe].” Preventing or delaying intubation is a main goal of the hospital

nurses, she explains, but they also really like the Bipap because it’s easy to use. “As soon as we intubate someone and put them on a ventilator, we have to send them out. They can’t stay in 100 Mile, they need to go to an ICU [Intensive Care Unit].” Usually COPD is related to emphysema and some breathing disorders resulting from heavy smoking, but Boyd adds the Bipap is also sometimes used in cases of acute pneumonia. Continued on 18

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The provincial government is providing another $2-million in

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The South Cariboo Farmers’ Market is a very popular place to pick up fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs and herbs in the community.

Coupon Program. Locally, program participants include the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market and the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre’s (CFEC) Cooking & Skill Building Program. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says the funding is intended to provide lower-income families and seniors in 100 Mile House and across the province with better access to locally-grown produce and other food products to support improved healthy eating. “The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program allows seniors and families to buy quality local food, which is great for them, and is good for our farmers as well.

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“I’m very happy to see this program expanded to 100 Mile House.” The coupon program runs July-October 2013 and is administered by the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets. It offers individuals and families enrolled in nutrition and skills building programs $15

worth of coupons each week, distributed by community agencies partnering with participating local markets. Coupons are treated like cash and can be used to purchase a variety of local food products including fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, nuts, dairy

and herbs. The 2013 funding is being provided through the Provincial Health Services Authority and builds on an initial $2 million investment in 2012. The South Cariboo Farmers’ Market takes place at Birch Avenue at Third Street each Friday

from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. until Sept. 27. For more information on CFEC programs, call 250-395-5155 or visit To learn more about the Farmers’ Market Nutrition and Coupon Program, go to www.

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Hot July Nights wishes to thank the community for supporting Hot July Nights and making it one of the most successful ever. We estimate 2000 visitors came to the show on Sunday with 156 registered and 20 unregistered cars and bikes participating. We also had participants from all over B.C. Thank you to all the sponsors and all the volunteers who helped throughout the show weekend - we could not have done it without you! Donations were made to 100 Mile House VFD and the 108 VFD and the Womens Centre had their most successful fundraising day ever at this event. New this year were facepainting and the children’s activities tent, both of which were very successful! Thank you to Parkside Art Gallery for providing the “Art Car” again this year.

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Jeffrey holds own in men’s golf tournament a good score, was the Free Press encouragement he got from various golf pros Junior golfer Lynden at the event. Jeffrey of 100 Mile “I was told I have lots House got a feel for of potential and one said heavy competition, he hopes to hear about playing in the Aberdeen me on TV later on,” he Glen Men’s Open in says, noting it does a Prince George, July lot for his confidence 26-28. feeling the support of At just 16 such high level years of age, golfers. Jeffrey was the Jeffrey says youngest in a he’s now at the field of 93 who point where he competed in has to step it the annual golf up and take his tournament at golf to anoththe Aberdeen er level if he Glen Golf hopes to fulfill Lynden Course. plans of a golf Jeffrey Je f f r e y scholarship missed seeand career. ing the final results but He plans to compete says he definitely placed through the winter on somewhere in the top the Lower Mainland, 10. taking in as many tour“I didn’t play the best naments as he can. rounds I ever have, but He’s also got a standing I feel pretty good,” he invitation to stay at the says, noting he appre- Arizona home of one ciated being able to of his earliest mentors compete with the men and get in some winteron a level playing field. time practice. While He says it’s not possible an extended season in everywhere. the south will mean a “They like to pro- balancing act with his mote junior golf in Grade 11 studies, he’s Prince George, so they willing to make the sacallowed me to compete rifice he says, adding, in the tournament. All “I’ve got to take that the men respected me. next step.” I’ve proven myself as a The next major tourwinner at tournaments nament for Jeffrey is and proven I’m skilled the 2013 BC Juvenile enough not to hold the Boys’ Championship men back.” at Crown Isle Resort in Just as important as Courtney, Aug. 20-21.


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MAin cAMp The 100 Mile House Wranglers Junior B Hockey Club main camp schedule is set for Aug. 18-20 at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre. For the interest of spectators, ice times are Aug. 18 from 1-7:30 p.m; Aug. 19 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30-7:30 p.m.; and Aug. 20 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. There is also a game scheduled from Aug. 20 from 6:159:30 p.m. and the Rec. Centre concession will be operating during that time.

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The Men’s Cariboo Open Golf Tournament is August 30-Sept. 1 at the 108 Golf Resort. It’s a 54-hole stroke play competition with four flights and both net and gross competitions - more than $10,000 in prizes. Registration deadline is Aug. 15. To register, drop in at the 108 Resort golf shop or call them at 250-7915212.

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100 Mile Wrangler executive members Tom Bachynski, left, Crystal Dawn Langton, general manager/coach Doug Rogers, Greg Aiken and Don Jones were on hand to view the Wrangler team logo, as it was embedded in the ice surface at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre, Aug. 2.

Join the fun at ATV Jamboree

August is a busy month for the Quad Squad South Cariboo ATV Club as it prepares to host the Quad Riders ATV Association of British Columbia 2013 Jamboree, Aug. 19-26 at the Interlakes Rodeo Grounds. It’s shaping up to be a week of ATV immersion with self-guided and organized rides, an ATV rodeo, wine and cheese party, dinner night and poker ride. People are welcome to register for


the full slate of activities or take part in only the ones they choose. Dry camping will be available on-site at a rate of $5 per night. Aug. 19 and 20 feature self-guided trail rides where participants will be escorted 2.3 kilometres along a public road to the trail heads. Maps will be available and Quad Squad president Ralph Matthews says trails in the extensive system are wellmarked. “We just require people to carry

a minimum of $200,000 liability to ride the forest service roads which must be used to access some of the trails,” he says. Helmets are also required. Doggy daycare is available and the Roe Lake Recreation Committee will offer bag lunches at a cost of $5 each. Guided rides to Green Lake and Windy Mountain will be held Aug. 21 and 22, with three rides each day leaving the camp between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. The Green Lake ride

includes a stop at Little Horse Lodge for lunch and the Windy Mountain ride has a lunch stop at Wildmans Family Dining and Lounge. The cost to ride each day is $5, plus the cost of lunch. For drop-ins, a $5 parking fee will also be charged. An ATV rodeo takes place Aug. 23 in the rodeo grounds arena with fun gymkhana style events like barrel racing, egg and spoon, pantyhose hustle and blind chase. Continued on 16

100 Mile & District Outriders Club has its final gymkhana of the 2013 season on Aug. 25 at the Outriders Arena in 100 Mile House. It’s the last of a four event series which will include presentation of season aggregate awards. Events start at 10 a.m. and run into the late afternoon. Spectators are admitted free of charge.

bchl hockey Vernon Vipers and Prince George Spruce Kings Junior A clubs of the British Columbia Hockey League play an exhibition game at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Aug. 28. Warm-up is 6:30 p.m. and puck drops at 7 p.m.


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The Cariboo Agility Team will hold its annual Agility Association of Canada trial at Lumberman’s Park ball diamond, Aug. 24-25. It will feature approximately 60 dogs of all breeds testing their abilities to run obstacle courses with speed and accuracy in order to earn points and titles. Dogs are expected to come from all over British Columbia, including Kamloops, Prince George and Vernon. Trial co-ordinator Roxanne Ziefflie says

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The Agility Association of Canada trial hosted by the Cariboo Agility Team will include all breeds of dogs, Aug. 24-25 at Lumberman’s Park.

the trial will include all levels of ability, from starters to masters. “Some will have just

attended nationals,” she notes. The courses include obstacles like tun-

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The Quad Riders ATV Association of British Columbia 2013 Jamboree at the Interlakes Rodeo Grounds features trail rides and all kinds of fun activities, Aug. 19-26.

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Registration is at 9 a.m. and games start at 10 a.m. and there will be prizes. In the evening, at 7 p.m., people can enjoy a wine, cheese and dessert party and silent auction. The ATV/BC annual general meeting is slat-

ed for 1 p.m. on Aug. 24 and there will be a jamboree dinner at 6 p.m. in the community hall which is on-site. The week winds up with a poker ride on Aug. 25 which starts at 9 a.m. The distance to be covered is approximately 60-km and

riders will stop at five stations where they will draw cards for a poker hand. The cost to enter is $20 and prizes will be awarded. The cost for the entire week of activities is $55 and includes a T-shirt and all of the events except the poker ride and rodeo. Pre-registration is all

day on Aug. 19 and 20 but people can register for individual events any time. For more information, contact Matthews at 250593-2218 or email him at rsmatthews123@gmail. com. A schedule of events can be found on the Internet at events/2013-jamboree.

body movements to know where to go. The club has held several trials over the past few years and its always a good show for spectators. Ziefflie encourages people to come watch and ask questions about the sport and the club. She notes agility is suitable for almost any breed of dog. Trial events run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and all dogs brought by spectators must be on a leash and under control. Great alone - better together.

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Ski hill gets spruce-up

Snow is still a few months away but Mt. Timothy Ski Society board members and other volunteers were on the mountain on July 20 and 21, clearing runs and cleaning up for next season. A huge time-saver was the donated use of an all-terrain mower and a brush saw. Both implements came from Performance All

Terrain in 100 Mile House after co-owner Jim Kirby caught wind of the work bee, says hill manager Adam Piccolo. “When Jim found out what we were doing, he donated the stuff. The mower was amazing and we got quite a bit accomplished.” He adds, normally the work is done by hired staff using swing saws, but there wasn’t

money in the current budget for that. A big expense on the horizon for Mt. Timothy is payment for shortening and re-splicing of the chairlift cable which must be done before the beginning of next season. Piccolo says it’s a regular maintenance procedure which was last done in 2007. He explains, the cable nor-

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Shayla Archie of team Morning Wood, back, watches Ryan Christopher from team Snatch ‘n Catch make a run for third base at the 100 Mile Mixed Slo-pitch League wrap-up tournament at Lumberman’s Park, July 26-28.

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The 100 Mile Mixed Slo-pitch League ended its season with a three-day tournament at Lumberman’s Park, July 26-28. “It was a great weekend for ball,” says league spokesperson Lee Hanson. Solid sunshine and very warm temperatures prevailed. First place went to team Morning Wood which beat league champion, Red Rock in the final. Red Rock finished the regular season with 17 wins and only one loss. Tournament most valuable player accolades went to Maria Dunlop of Red Rock and Brody Borg of Morning Wood. League play MVPs were Shayla Archie of Morning Wood and Kelly Lasell of Forest Grovers.

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Jim Zailo of the Interlakes area was the second round. the only local competitor at the 2013 “So far, I’ve been shut out, but I’m BC Senior Men’s Championship golf still game. It’s a pretty tough tourtournament, hosted by Eaglepoint nament. These are the best senior Golf Resort in Kamloops, July 28-31. golfers in the province and some have Zailo shot just two rounds, won previous amateur tournafinishing 23 over par, and did ments.” not make the cut for the third Competitors had to be a and final round. minimum age of 55. “I needed to shave eight Zailo golfs with the 108 shots off my total of two Resort Men’s Club and says rounds. It was a lack-lustre he’s worked hard to reach the performance on my behalf,” handicap level he’s at. Jim he says. He plans to keep playing Zailo It was his third time comthe tournament for as long as peting at the championship he can and would like to see event, where he’s never made it past other local golfers give it a try as well.

Gymkhana entertainment The second and final Watch Lake/ Green Lake Gymkhana of the 2013 season takes place Aug. 10 at the Green Lake gymkhana grounds, near Little Horse Lodge. It features standard events like barrel racing, stake race, pole bending, key hole and a few novelty races for age divisions, peewee, junior, intermediate and senior. Races start at noon and rider registration is at 10:30 a.m. Competitors ride for ribbons, prize money and

points toward aggregate awards. At the end of the day, aggregate winners for the day and for the season will be announced, and prizes awarded. Bring along a lawn chair and sit in the shade of the aspen trees or find a premium seat on the bleachers. The gymkhanas are hosted by the Watch Lake/North Green Lake Community Association and have been a summer highlight in the community for more than 50 years. Gate admission for all ages is $2.

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“Lots can splice cable, but they can’t splice for moving people.” Mt. Timothy season passes will be on sale soon at Outlaw Urban Clothing Co., with the lowest price available until the end of September.

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Chamber manager wants to see growth Colene Hume: local businesses have to diversify to grow

The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) has a new manager. Colene Hume has taken over the position recently vacated by Angela Cole who has moved on to Dawson Creek with her family. Having lived in 100 Mile House for 30 years, Hume says she raised two children here, a daughter, 17, and a 26-year-old son who has a young family, including her first grandchild. When her daughter was young, Hume says she volunteered with the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre and twice organized dinnerand-auction events for

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its parent participation pre-school. She also volunteered for the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society, More recently, she has worked as a certified dental assistant for the past eight years.

Hume says she has “a vested interest” in the community as she wants to continue living here. One of her goals in her new role with the SCCC is to see the community grow and thrive, she explains, so more young families and youth will stay, rather than leaving to find more opportunities. Hume wants 100 Mile House to have “small-town appeal with big-town access” to amenities. “We have to have diversity in our businesses. We can’t rely on one business [for each product or service].” The SCCC works

toward this objective through the programs it offers to help businesses find the tools they need to open and then develop and expand, she says. “In my opinion, that’s what the chamber is all about. Let’s bring people in to the community. “When the people come, then businesses will grow, and new businesses will start up.” She adds the chamber also offers networking and a wealth of business information for companies and entrepreneurs to “dip into” for general business knowledge and government grants. Meanwhile, Hume

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There is an older model at the local hospital, and Boyd notes she has worked with other Bipaps in the past, but this updated model is the best she’s used. “These masks are more comfortable for the patient. Bipaps can be really uncomfortable - they can cover your whole face, they can be claustrophobic.” SCHF co-ordinator

M-J Cousins says when SCHF accumulates funds for equipment purchases, each proposal is first developed by senior Interior Health managers at the hospital. Once they approve it in principal, it then goes to the Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Hospital District (CCRHD) board for the go-ahead for joint funding. “Our shopping list is pre-approved by the time it comes to the

foundation board.” Any SCHF hospital equipment purchases over $5,000 are made with 60 per cent of its own funds, she explains, and 40 per cent CCRHD funding. The Bipap purchase cost of $24,063 was covered by a charitable community member’s anonymous donation

of $14,438 and CCRHD funding of $9,625. “The health foundation is extremely grateful to the anonymous donor who made this equipment purchase possible. This is not her first anonymous donation, we got another big piece of equipment from her before. It is very generous.”


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Follow your nose to the 14th annual South Cariboo Garlic Festival, where the stinkin’ rose will be celebrated in all manner imaginable. It’s slated for Aug. 24-25 at the Felker Homestead on Highway 97, just a few kilometres north of Lac la Hache. Discover the many amazing things that can be done with garlic by visiting close to a dozen garlic vendor booths offering everything from pickled scapes to garlic jellies, dips, chutneys and breads. Nearly 60 vendor booths in total will be there, with the rest featuring all kinds of unique and hand-crafted items. No need to go hungry either, when you can fill yourself up on treats like Garlina’s Roasted Garlic Inferno Burger, Greek food, mini donuts and so much more. Sunday, Aug. 25 is the 7th annual Master Garlic Chef Cook-off where the top three finalists from the preliminary recipe contest, cook-off in front of the


tor Jeanette McCrea and she’s expecting the weekend to be very busy. “Last year we had 3,300 people come through the gate, and that’s not including kids 12 and under, or people who came a second day.” She saw visitors from as far away as Taiwan and Korea and says many travellers on the highway just turned in when they saw what was going on. Vendors and entertainers come from all over too. “We seem to be getting more and more people interested each year. We don’t solicit for entertainment – they come to us.” Festival hours are Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A weekend pass is $5 and children 12 years and under get in free.


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Year-end trip filled with adventure By Monika Paterson


ac la Hache Elementary students, staff and some parents travelled by bus for five days to Drumheller, Alberta in late June. Along the way the made numerous stops, including The Enchanted Forest in Revelstoke, Reptile World and the Calgary Zoo before arriving at their main destination; the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller. Climbing aboard their chartered coach, the excitement level of the students was extremely high, as they were finally on their way, says school Parents Advisory Council (PAC) member Bev Fry. The Enchanted Forest in Revelstoke was the first stop on the journey and the students loved it. There was so much to see and take in. Parent Melissa Fortin says the students got the opportunity to run around and experience many different fairy tale characters, including the Little Old Lady in the Shoe and from the yellow brick road in the Wizard of Oz to the Three Little Bears. At the end of the forest there were baby ducks and rainbow trout they could feed. They drove on to Golden and camped at a local campsite. The weather was wonderful and they were off to a great start. It was a busy night getting the tents set up and the children’s excitement was

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Students from the Lac La Hache Elementary School recently toured the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller as part of a year-end trip.

wso high it took awhile for them all to get to bed. The next day was a long one of travelling, as we made one stop just outside of Calgary to eat lunch and then it was off to Drumheller. They arrived at their destination around 3 p.m. and then took in Reptile World. PAC president Jennifer Tanner says everyone had a chance to hold Brittany, the 19-year-old boa

constrictor. She adds it was a bit scary for the parents to watch. They also got to meet Fred the 600-pound alligator, and learned about many other reptiles and animals, including crocodiles, lizards and frogs. Fry notes that night they were suppose to camp out in Drumheller, but a wicked storm blew in and they were told there was a tornado warning 60 kilo-

metres away. It was a bit scary, she adds, so they ended up renting a local community hall for the night. The next day they were off to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. “Awesome” is the only word that describes the museum, says Fry. The students loved it and were able to take a couple of courses, one about raptors and another on fossil casting, she adds.

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“All the kids got to make their own fossil cast that they could take home. Then it was off to tour and explore the museum. There was so much to see from 505 million years ago to 12,000 years ago. “Fossils, exhibits, displays so many specimens and display cases. It was such a great place to take these kids.” Continued on 22


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Students visited the Enchanted Forest located in Canada’s Monashee mountains, midway between Revelstoke and Sicamous.

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After the day at the museum they were off to their next campsite for the night, just outside of Calgary. The weather was great and they set up tents and had supper. Everyone was done for the night and settled in, Fry says. Around midnight, however, they had a major thunder and lightning storm hit. It rained so hard that three out of the six tents started to leak. So by 1 a.m., the bus driver was called to come and pick up some of the teachers, parents and students who were soaked, and took them off to a local motel, she notes. “It was just another life experience.” The next day, they went to the Calgary Zoo. Despite short periods of rain, it didn’t dampen the student’s excitement or enthusiasm to explore, Fry says, adding they saw many different species of animals, including hippos, tigers and gorillas. They didn’t camp that evening due to all the rain, so they stayed at the Dalhousie Community Centre. The next day they were supposed to travel to Revelstoke and visit the Railway Museum, but the bus was stopped and turned around because

the road had just been closed due to flooding. They had to change their travel plans once more due to all the flooding. They received word from the Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre in Hinton, Alta., that they were more than happy to put them up for the night at no charge. The Lac la Hache group was also given two hours of free swimming at the pool with lifeguards. Tanner says they were also pleasantly surprised with a huge batch of cookies from the local secondary students. “A big thank you goes to the community of Hinton for their open arms and generosity.” Despite the weather, being turned around twice and having to change plans and just missing the flooding in Alberta, the students had a great time and memorable experience, she adds. It was so much more than just going on a year-end field trip, says Fry. “It was learning life lessons and how total strangers touched all of us by their giving and loving spirit of the human heart. Life lessons speak volumes.”


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Family murder revisited Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

In 1959, a terrible double murder took place near the small Kootenay community of Fruitvale, leaving Kent Townsend and his two sons without a wife and mother. Alison Townsend MacNicol, his daughter from a later marriage, and now a resident of 100 Mile House, teamed up with her childhood friend and author, Brian T. Seifrit, to bring the story to print in their book, A Bloodstained Hammer. The incident took place on the family hog farm where a hired hand took care of day-to-day tasks while Kent worked at a smelter in Trail. The book describes the many problems, including excessive drinking, which plagued the farm hand due to his limited intelligence. One night, in a fit of drunken rage, the hand rapes and bludgeons to death Kent’s wife and eight-year-old daughter, Emily, while their young boys, Richard and Jack stay safe in another room. The hand steals the family car and

flees, only to be caught shortly after when he boards a ferry. The story explains how he uses an insanity defense to lighten his sentence and the long-lasting effect the entire ordeal had on the family. Kent continued to live in the same house and eventually married a nanny he’d hired to care for his boys. Alison and two sisters are a product of that marriage.

the back-burner to avoid upsetting her quiet and reserved brother Richard, who was five when the murder took place. When he passed away in 2009, she felt the time was right and contacted Seifrit, whose family lived in a neighbouring house while Alison grew up. It had been 26 years since the two last saw each other. They collaborated on the book, referring to court transcripts for the needed My parents never talked facts, but used their imaginations to about the murder, but describe life on the farm and thoughts they were always scared going through the heads of all involved. he would come back and Alison says the story of the murder is finish the rest of us off.” still alive in the Kootenays, as she was – Alison Townsend MacNicol reminded on a recent trip back to her former home for a book signing. “An older lady said she remembers When she was in Grade 7, the mur- the day completely. It was a major derous farm hand was released from tragedy.” prison. The book is fiction, based on facts, “My parents never talked about the with first names changed, and Alison murder, but they were always scared says it was difficult to write. he would come back and finish the rest “It was overwhelming, but it was of us off.” always in the back of my mind to do it.” For many years, Alison felt the story It’s available at Nuthatch Books and needed to be told, but she put it on


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Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) recently announced the Thompson-Cariboo has been selected as one of three B.C. regions to host a community pilot project focused on implementing a local employment plan and increasing job opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities who are able and want to work. The ThompsonCariboo project began in April along with regional collaborations in Central-Upper Vancouver Island and Simon Fraser regions. The communities that will participate in this regional partnership in

the Interior include 100 Mile House, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Merritt, Lytton, Lillooet and Cache Creek. The project delivers on a commitment in CLBC’s Community Action Employment Plan, released in March 2013, to establish pilot projects, which are tailored to the labour characteristics of a region, and that build on a region’s strengths. These projects are intended to identify best practices for community and sector collaboration that can be expanded to other regions of the province in 2014. The goal is to increase employment for adults

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What’s On Here’s a convenient listing of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events by non-profit groups in the South Cariboo. To be included, call 250-395-2219 at least one week before the event.

• July 26-Sept. 7 – The Cariboo Artists Guild 33rd Annual Fine Arts Show & Sale, with its theme of “Flight,” runs for six weeks at Parkside Art Gallery, with close to 25 local contributing artists. Parkside hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, noon-4 p.m. The gallery is located at 401 Cedar Ave. • Aug. 8-9 - Canim Lake Band hosts its 2013 Outdoor Wellness Fair, the Healing Journey, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m both days at Canim Lake Reserve gymnasium and Eliza Archie Memorial School grounds. Speakers; traditional medicine; energy healers; tea leaf readings; traditional art; traditional drum booths; food fair and vendors. • Aug. 11 – Forest Grove 94 Lions Club hosts the inaugural Redneck Regatta at Ruth Lake Provincial Park. Register early to build and sail a two-person watercraft made from recycled materials and race against other teams. Boat building starts at 8 a.m., lunch is at noon, and races start at 1 p.m. Treasure hunt for children. Registration: $25/family; $50/community organization; and $100/corporation. Call Cindy at 250-397-2367. • Aug. 18 – 100 Mile House Kidney Walk at Centennial Park at 10 a.m. Registration at 9 a.m. Williams Lake Pipe Band and singer Gary Seminoff provide entertainment, and there will be a barbecue. More details at • Aug. 18 – Bridge Lake Fair at Roe Lake Community Hall. • Aug. 24 – Doggy Fashion Show Fundraiser for Mixed Up Mutts at Andre’s Electronic Experts. Entertainment, games and prizes. • Aug. 24-25 – South Cariboo Garlic Festival in Lac la Hache, with garlic eats and treats, entertainment, Master Garlic Chef Contest, vendors and more. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission of $5 covers both days. Children 12 years and under free. No pets. • Sept. 6-8 – South Cariboo Community Fall Fair is at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre with exhibits, trade show, entertainment, KidZone, great food and more. Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. • Sept. 14 – Cariboo Country Night at Watch Lake Community Hall features a barbecue steak dinner, cowboy poetry, western music, dance and live band. Tickets $25 – contact Mark McMillan at 250-456-2425.


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Community enriched by the energy of Al Bradshaw CANIM LAKE Peter Hart 250 397-2645

Dear Canimites, More than a few are wearing purple fingers and a smile, as the Saskatoons ripen and the first pickable Huckleberries appear. Fishing has been good in Mahood and Canim, so has the swimming, tubing and BBQing. Ah summer! Au Revoir, Al People were saddened by news of the passing of Al Bradshaw in Chilliwack late last month. Al and wife Joyce purchased Minac Lodge on Canim Lake and packed their three young children here from Vancouver in 1971. In the hands of the outgoing couple, the lodge and its restaurant became a hub for the community. The Canim Lake Community Club was formed there, and the Lodge became the focal point for weekly cribbage play, crafts, community dinners on every occasion, ice carnivals and Halloween fireworks. These activities continue today. Don and Jean Reynolds bought a neighboring lodge in 1972. The two families became close life-long friends, the children attending the Eagle Creek School together, then Forest Grove and 100 Mile House. Don says ‘Al was a part of my everyday life. I could count on him, especially when things got difficult. When Jean and I were laid up for six weeks, he and Joyce took care of our three children as if they were their own.’

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Al and Joyce Bradshaw received accolades for their many years of service to the community at a farewell gathering at the home of Dale and Bev McWilliams in the summer of 2010.

Al was a founding member of the Lions in Forest Grove, and with Joyce as his strong right arm, served as secretary for many years. Ron Lister worked with Al on many projects. Al was a ‘great talker’, says Ron. We had a joke that ‘if it wasn’t for Joyce, he’d never get anything done’. But do things he did. Encouraged by many, Al ran for CRD Area H rep and served for the next 22 years. Joyce says he took

particular pride in his involvement in the Ruth Lake campsite, and in assisting the Forest Grove, Hawkins Lake and Canim Lake fire departments to form and grow. A grant he arranged purchased the first truck for Canim Lake. Al was also instrumental in getting the library system going, shepherding its development for six years from a seat on the board. He was a great supporter of local industry

and initiative. As CRD director he was instrumental in getting natural gas out to Buffalo Creek and Forest Grove. He also served on the 108 Airport Commission. Others just say that he was a master at gently smoothing the way for people through whatever CRD process they were dealing with. Al Bradshaw, a man for others. Ponderosa rises Wolfgang and Karin Martens have brought their resort back from calamity. Two weeks before the July long weekend, heavy rains on the mountain above sent a torrent of water and rock rubble down the creek that runs through the resort. As the creek bed filled with stones, the water spilled over, carrying a heavy load of rocks and mud through the resort, even burying the lakeside picnic tables up to their seats. Now the green grass thrives in those same


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A good crowd came out to the recent meeting that was held by the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) to give their feedback and voice their concerns over the changes that are happening at the Lone Butte transfer station and the Watch Lake landfill site. Local residents should have now received their mirror tags that will identify them to the attendants. Without them, you will not be able to access the Watch Lake landfill site, which also brings up concerns to where people who are turned away will deposit their refuse, hopefully not somewhere in our pristine countryside. Attendants are now in place at the sites and new hours of operation will be coming into affect on Aug. 15. There was feedback on the restricted hours of operation that will definitely leave some growing pains with local residents who have been used to dropping off their garbage at anytime of the day. These changes are leaving some residents with frustration, while others are more understanding on why these changes have to be made. Unfortunately, we have all seen this day coming for quite some time, however life is full of change and we must adjust to them sometimes. Yard sale success The newly formed Lone Butte Fire Department Auxiliary had a successful yard sale last weekend with many items being moved out of the parking lot and into homes. With everything there being sold by donation,

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Leigh Laursen, left, Betty Warman and Myrna Munn lent a helping hand to the Lone Butte fire department auxiliary yard sale to raise funds to purchase new equipment.

they were able to raise a substantial amount of cash that will go directly to the department to purchase outdated equipment and allow them to broaden their abilities in an emergency. If the proper equipment is not up to date and safe, then the department volunteers are limited in what duties they are able to perform in the event of an emergency, and that emergency could be you or your loved one. Funds are low and equipment is expensive. As an example, one set of turnout equipment for a firefighter costs approximately $3,500. Let’s not forget that the fire department members do much more than just fight fires. About 90 per cent of their calls are to be first responders to accidents on the road, or mishaps that happen in everyday life to people like you and me. Presently they have 26 active members on the fire department roster but there is still room for a few more. The training alone is well worth the once weekly Thursday night practices. With leadership skills, first responder training, first aid, fire training, auto extract and other courses available to volunteers, this makes a great resume whether you are considering a full time career in fire fighting or not. If you are a willing and able bodies member of

the community, you might want to consider checking out becoming a member of our volunteer fire department. With Chris Schmidt at the helm of the Lone Butte fire department auxiliary, they pres-

ently have only a small handful of committed helpers. They are doing everything possible to raise much needed money including bake sales, yard sales, silent auctions and asking for private donations.

Pot luck lunch The Lone Butte Other Unusual Talents group (O.U.T.) is still getting together through the summer on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, and on Aug. 6, they will be having a pot luck lunch at the community hall. Whether you have attended before or not, please feel welcome to drop by and meet this great group of ladies. They come together and share their craft ideas, or work together

on projects throughout the year and just enjoy each others company. For more information call Pat McKay at 250395-2114. Flea market With the busy summer months happening

for everyone, it was decided that there will be no flea market or craft sale in August, however the next one is set to go on Sept. 28. If you are interested in selling your wares, give Pat McKay a call to book your space.

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These fertile males and females fly off to mate and start new colonies. As winter approaches the hornets die, except the queens, and because they do not reuse their nests they hibernate underground until spring. When spring arrives a new queen emerges and the cycle starts again. Don’t despair, this hornets season is almost over. It’s thought that their numbers this year are attributed to a cycle they go through similar to rabbits and grouse.

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The second year of Hootstock took place at the old School House on Bradley Creek Rd. Aug. 26, 27, and 28. The one room school house was built in 1930 and closed in 1948. Over the years it fell into disrepair but in 1975 the Bradley Creek Stumpranchers came together to raise money to restore the building. They hosted many Christmas parties, corn roasts, Easter Egg hunts, sleigh and hay rides and Hootenanny Cafe fund raisers. After all the repairs, including a new roof, having logs replaced, and a variety of other projects the schoolhouse was ready for it’s new venue. A stage was built at the back of the school for this years Hootstock. From Friday evening at 5 p.m. until Sunday at 6 p.m. there was a fabulous line up of talent. There was singing, storytelling, dance and instrumentals of all descriptions. The setting was very peaceful with dragonflys and birds on bug patrol, a light breeze blowing and the sun shining brightly. All there was to do was sit, listen, watch and enjoy. Marg Huber, who,

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Charles Jones and his grand daughter Tayla Law enjoyed Hootstock event.

if you recall recently turned 80, performed with The Old Time Band. Sage Birchwater sang a song called Before the Deluge, a reference to the sensitive topic of the new Prosperity Mine. Dennis Bowen did a song called Ghost of Walachine which was about his old dog. Go to www.hoot to see write ups of the various performers. Charles Jones was also on hand videotaping the various performers and those can be viewed Astrid and Steve Roy, two of the people

who created this event, should be very proud of the work they did. If you missed this years Hootstock then promise yourself to go to the 2014 event. Bald Faced Hornets Hornets are just part of summer, but this summer, it seems the population of The Bald Faced Hornet is unusually large. The Bald Faced Hornet is the largest hornet in it’s family and is common in most of North America. This insect is almost 3/4 of an inch long with white marks on it’s head and three white stripes

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on it’s abdomen. They are carnivorous hunters and eat lots of flies, spiders and caterpillars. Even though they do us a service by eating so many bugs it’s a little unnerving to be in close proximity to them. They build papery, football shaped nests which they are very protective of. In the spring the queen lays the first batch of eggs which will be workers that concentrate on expanding and guarding the nest. Then in the early fall the queen lays a new batch of eggs which will become drones and new queens.

Redneck Regatta and Olympics Aug. 10 and 11 will be very busy in Forest Grove and at Ruth Lake Park. The Red Neck Olympics will be taking place Aug. 10 at the Forest Grove Legion for all to enjoy. There will be lots of crazy games to participate in and of course there will be lots of prizes and food. It’s an all day event so come and have fun. The Red Neck Regatta on Aug. 11 at Ruth Lake Park is not something you’ll want to miss. Boats made of various recycled items will be competing for prizes and there will be lots of other activities on shore for every member of the family to enjoy. Boat building starts at 8 a.m. sharp. Judging for the best boat starts at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. the races start. Come and cheer for your favourite boat.


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The Log Cabin Quilters (LCQ) are very excited about their new program which will see a quilt gifted to every chemotherapy patient at 100 Mile Hospital. For many years, LCQ has gifted quilts to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, for both comfort, and for preemies, of which they sent 24 last year, but this is the first time they’ve made special quilts for 100 Mile District General Hospital. Spokesperson Celia Visscher said they anticipate making some 50 chemo quilts a year and, because this is a community project, they are eager to invite everyone who wishes to help. Helpers do not need to be quilters, because they can cut, iron or sew and, of course, they can learn to quilt if they wish. Roe Lake and District Recreation Commission, manager of Interlakes Hall, is donating use of the hall every 4th Thursday of the month from 9

a.m. to 4 p.m., starting Sept. 26, and every month thereafter except December. For further information, call Celia at 250-593-4070 .

CRD Referenda On Sept. 7, the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) is holding two referenda, only one of which applies to Interlakes residents. The one that does not affect us, because we are not part of the existing South Cariboo Recreation Service, is to provide financial support via property taxes to assist additional 100 Mile House recreational/cultural services, such as Martin Exeter Hall. The other, which does apply to all Interlakes CRD Area L residents, is to provide financial support via property taxes to assist Search and Rescue (SAR). This is expected to cost residents about $0.84 per $100,000 of taxable value, a mere pittance given the value of SAR, and the fact that it is often used in the Interlakes area. The CRD is holding an information meeting regarding this referendum, at 5.30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15 at Interlakes Hall. Advance voting will be available on Aug. 28 and Sept. 3 at the 100 Mile House District

Office at 385 Birch Ave. The CRD is also looking for volunteer scrutineers, one for, and one against for each voting place, i.e., 100 Mile House District Office, Lone Butte Community Hall and Interlakes Hall. Application forms are available at the CRD or 100 Mile House District office, and must be submitted by Aug. 9.

Quilters AGM LCQ’s June 5 annual general meeting saw Elaine Adams elected as treasurer; and Hazel Smith as co-leader. Remaining in office are Leader Gyl Connaty (250-593-4456); and secretary Linda Farthing. Regular meetings return as of Sept. 4 . Public hearing The CRD has sched-

uled a public hearing at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Interlakes Hall, to receive input into the Danns’ proposal for 11 two- plus acre strata lots on their 154 acre Crooked Lake Ranch. Since the Danns’ June 1 information meeting, the plan has passed two readings by the CRD. This hearing is residents’ only opportunity to voice opinions, after which the proposal goes back to the CRD for third and final reading . Celebrations Birthday bubbly goes to Alamaz Durand and Terry Allan. Congratulations to Bev and Doug Crawford on their 57th wedding anniversary, Aug. 11. Calendar Call the writer for

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Youngster Mia Weir was singing on Birch Ave. on July 19, busking to raise money for an upcoming vocal music camp for youth.

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Summer camp takes a new twist when the Song Birds Vocal Music Camp comes to 100 Mile House, Aug. 26-30. Opera singer Michaela Dickey, who grew up in 100 Mile House, is coming from Montreal to conduct the camp which is geared for youth aged 10-17. It’s an intermediate level course which will focus on movement, diction, introduction to singing other languages and skill building. Nicole Weir is helping to co-ordinate the camp, and says she’s excited to have Dickey return home to instruct the course. “She is so incredibly talented and fun. I

know the kids are going to love her. “She is definitely an inspiration, having herself, come from 100 Mile and was able to follow her dreams and be successful in what she loves to do.” On Aug. 31, there’s a public concert at 7 p.m. at the United Church, with admission by cash donation at the door. As a way to lower camp costs, Nicole’s young daughter Mia Weir took to busking on Birch Avenue on July 19, singing solo for cash donations from passersby. The youngster was out there for more than four hours and says the money she raised will benefit all music camp registrants.

Nicole is taking registrations for the camp and she can be reached at 250-791-6345.

ElectroRecycle Ambassadors Krisandra Reid and Stephen Morgan visited 100 Mile House on July 16 as part of a province-wide tour to encourage more British Columbians to recycle their small household appliances and power tools. While here, the ambassadors were to meet with the District of 100 Mile House operations director Garry Laursen to collaborate and brainstorm new and innovative ways of inspiring residents to recycle local products. They were also going to gain insights into the District’s current recycling behaviours and outlooks to learn how ElectroRecycle can better serve 100 Mile in order to reach its wastereduction goals. Unfortunately, that meeting was postponed due to conflicting time commitments, so Reid and Morgan will stop in 100 Mile House during the back end of their tour in August. However, they did visit local recycling depots the Bee-Line Courier, at 201B Seventh St., and Gold Trail Recycling, at 694 Sollows Cres. Reid said she supports the program because it reduces what is typically going into landfills. “Small appliances are easy to throw out and often end up in the

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Leslie Glen, left, owner of Gold Trail Recycling welcomed a visit from ElectoRecycle ambassadors Krisandra Reid and Stephen Morgan, July 16, as they toured the province, meeting with their small appliance recycling program members.

landfill.” Morgan noted they are working towards a greater goal of being able to recycle everything. “Anything that has electricity going through it has metal and it has value. If it’s portable and you plug it in or uses batteries, it’s recyclable.” It was noted that to date, 100 Mile residents have collected more than 173 kilograms of electrical products. Said Gold Trail Recycling co-owner Leslie Glen: “We need a

lot more programs like this in the community.” ElectroRecycle is the not-for-profit, province-wide recycling program that provides a friendly alternative for a variety of electrical products, such as toasters, blenders, irons, sewing machines and electric toothbrushes, that would otherwise end up in landfills. ElectroRecycle was launched in October

2011 to meet a recycling mandate from the provincial Ministry of the Environment. It is the first recycling program of its kind in Canada, and the only government-approved recycling program in B.C. for electrical appliances. To find out more about ElectroRecycle and where to recycle your small appliances and power tools, visit


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100 MILE q The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre Early Years Program is accepting donations of nonperishable food items including infant food and formula, summer maternity wear, diapers, infant summer wear including sun hats and sun screen. Donations accepted Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 250-395-5155 for more information. 100 MILE q Would you like to become a South Cariboo Holiday Dinner Host – a new program that matches local people with newcomers to the South Cariboo area for a onetime dining experience. You provide your time, community knowledge, and a home-cooked meal, and in return, you get the chance to learn about a new culture or connect with someone from your cultural background.

To learn more, contact the Welcoming Communities coordinator Kimberly at or phone 778-482-0090. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile Evangelical Free Church is holding its annual soccer camp at 100 Mile House Soccer Fields on Aug. 19–23 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. each day. Call 250-395-2337 for more information. 100 MILE q Prenatal/infant parent information sessions and lunch drop-in are held at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (1-486 Birch Ave.) on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest speakers present topics of interest to expectant mothers and families with children up to three years old. Call 250-395-5155 for more information. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile and District Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the 100 Mile House branch of the Cariboo Regional District Library. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Glenna at 250-3953661.

The Calendar 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Lioness Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at BJ’s Donuts & Eatery at 305 Birch Ave. They also hold a potluck lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the 100 Mile United Church at 49 Dogwood Cresc. Contact Janet Belcourt for more information at 250-395-3550. 100 MILE q Creekside Seniors regular monthly meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre. 100 MILE q TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) BC #1170 meets Thursdays at the 100 Mile House United Church at 49 Dogwood Ave. Weighin is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call Kirsteen at 250395-3344 or Agnes at 250-395-4129 for more information. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House Red Cross Medical Equipment Loans Service needs volunteers. The service provides those in need with a short-term loan of medical equipment. If you wish to volunteer, call 250-395-9092

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between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays for more information. 100 MILE q Cariboo Calico Quilters Guild members meet at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Roberta at 250-395-4472 or Janice at 250-395-2017 for information. 100 MILE q 2887 RMR RCACC local army cadets for youths 12-18 years meet Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Youth Training Centre at 5830 Horse Lake Rd. No cost. For more information, call Capt. Kevin Seal at 250-7062446. BARKERVILLE q Canadian National Gold Panning Championships Barkerville’s signature special event, celebrating Billy Barker’s legendary strike and the beginning of the Cariboo Gold Rush in August of 1862. Join us for gold panning, games, activities, prizes and more on Aug. 10-11. For more details, go to www.barkerville. ca. BARKERVILLE q The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is held on Aug. 24. This traditional celebration honours Barkerville’s Chinese heritage, with activities all day and a lantern parade through Barkerville at dusk, fireworks, and a celebration banquet at the Lung Duck Tong restaurant. For more details, go to www.

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South Cariboo Search and Rescue member-in-training Brenda Grant was one of the volunteers who practised Technical High Angle Rope Rescue Techniques at Canim Falls on July 21. The Rope Team hiked to the cliffs to practise Technical Rope Rescue Techniques, after another team ran some swift water rescue scenarios on Canim River the day before.

LONE BUTTE q O.U.T. (Other Unusual Talents) Group meets the first

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GREEN LAKE q Help Us Get Slim (HUGS) meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at 2489 North Bonaparte Rd. Call Elaine at 250-456-7391 for information.

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Peter Skene Ogden grad, Monique Barton, left, is the happy winner of the promotion held by Class Act Formals which had recent grads from Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House submit pictures of themselves in their grad gowns. Rhonda Dobson, owner of Class Act, is pleased to present Monique with a “fun” summer basket full of goodies valued at $75. The random draw took place on July 17.

LAC LA HACHE q Branch 1689 of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Thursdays at the OAPO Hall (Pioneer Centre) at 4822 Clarke St., from 8:30-10:30. Visitors (preteens, teens and adults – male and female) are always welcome.

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Kathy Haveman from 100 Mile House Food Bank Society happily shows off a donation of $375 made by the District of 100 Mile House from its 2013 Grants for Assistance fund which will be used to purchase new computer software.

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Driver Jannine Payne, right, of Vanderhoof and navigator Autumn Lea of 70 Mile House take Mihake through the obstacle course at the Cariboo Trails CDE and Driving Clinic at Huber Farm in 70 Mile House July 20 and 21.

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This is the last reminder for the Club’s Information and Fun Day on Aug. 17 from 2-7 p.m. There will be a concession, games and ATV BC information.

All the trails in the area will be discussed as well as the Gold Rush Trails which are being upgraded to connect with other areas. Current Trail Maps of our entire area will be also be for sale. There will be a 50/50 draw at the end of the day and a free membership draw to anyone who pre-pays for the 2013-2014 year. Call Cheryl Groves for more information or if you want to help at 250456-2112. S.G.L.V.F.D. August practices

for the South Green Lake Volunteeer Fire Department are every second week on Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 17 and Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. New members are welcome to attend at the Fred Potter Memorial Hall on South Green Lake Road. Carriage trials Hundreds of people showed up to participate on July 20 and 21 at the Cariboo Trails CDE and Driving Clinic hosted by

Huber Farm in 70 Mile House. Participants test drove their accuracy in many obstacle trials and novelty events for miniature donkeys and horses to full size horses and everything in between! There were one and two person carriages of all shapes and sizes. This was definitely something an entire family would enjoy and came complete with a concession with homemade deals you couldn’t refuse! Stay tuned for another exciting event in late

September! Information wanted If you have some interesting news happening to one of your clubs or family, like weddings, birthdays or anniversaries, give me a call or e-mail me and I will be glad to share it with our community. I hope everyone had a great time on the long weekend! I’ll be sharing some of this news in my next column.

The Watch Lake & District Women’s Institute (WLDWI) is deeply saddened at the loss of our member Judy Cole. Judy will always be fondly remembered for her fine character and her willingness to help others. A gifted quilter Judy was generous with her talent. Her donated quilts will be treasured for years to come. Hall bookings Tanya Richards, a member of the WLDWI and the Watch Lake/

Green Lake Community Association, is the new booking agent for the Watch Lake Community Hall. Tanya is also responsible for tracking items, such as tables/chairs, so please give her a call if your organization needs to borrow a few tables. Bake sale The WLDWI would like to hold a bake sale at the August gymkhana if sufficient baked goods are donated to sell. For more information or to contribute, please contact Helen Eagle at 250-456-2413. Friends thanked Harry and Judy Van Eaton of Watch Lake express their immense

gratitude to all of their friends and neighbours for showing compassion and helping them to cope with losing their precious grandson, Jordan. A special thank-you goes to Jane and Peter Hayes for taking over

our house and caring for our pets until we came home. We also would like to thank Kathy and Mark McMillan for taking time out of their busy schedule to drive to the Coast to be with us during Jordan’s service.

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I always do the same thing no matter where the wax has dripped; once on expensive (not mine) speakers. You will need a good quantity of paper towels and an ordinary household iron. One time I didn’t have paper towels and so I cut a grocery brown bag up • Retail Sales into squares and it worked also. • Plumbing and Heating Services & Installation Heat the iron on a medium setting and • Wood and Pellet Heat Sales & Installation have your paper towels (or paper bags) 300 Industrial Road, 100 Mile House ready. Put the paper towel or paper Phone: 250-395-4800 bag over the wax, then place the iron BURGESS PLUMBING, HEATING & ELECTRICAL CO. LTD. on the spot. As soon as you see the paper (bag) getting a wet look, remove the iron. Take a new piece of paper towel and again apply the hot iron. Remove the paper when it appears wet. Make sure Custom Cabinets you don’t let too much absorb at once, at affordable prices keep replacing the paper towels. ~ Kitchen ~ Bathroom ~ Keep doing this until nothing is soaked ~ Bed ~ Livingroom ~ up by the paper. 250-397-2521 This method also works on wood, 5115 Perkins Rd., Buffalo Creek fabric, even walls (that you can’t scrape). I have even used it on carpet with great success. Division of Mykat Contracting Ltd. I have only once had a color stain left. That time I used a baking soda mixture Excavations • Hauling • Driveways • Basements • Demos • Land Clearing to remove the small reddish stain left For all your aggregate needs from Crushed Rock, behind. 1” and 3” Crush Mulch, 1” and 3” Drain Rock to Rock Chips and Fill • and much more Sometimes the easy things seem too • WE DELIVER simple, but try it. I have never had it 250-395-0210 • 250-395-0166 fail. 250-396-4999 Good luck!

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Local carver to show at Art Walk Local sculptor, Vance stone, Theoret carves a variety Theoret, will be displayof subjects, but bears ing his stone carvings are by far his favourite. during Williams Lake’s “Bears are like big Art Walk and Sale from kids that never really Aug. 6 to Sept. 7. grow up. I can get away Theoret’s carvings with portraying a lot will be on display at of human qualities in 3Gen Cabinetry, 101B them. 369 Oliver Street. During the Williams Vance He is one of the over Lake Art Walk each TheoreT fifty artists who will be participating business featuring their works at various will be giving away a door prize downtown businesses. and people will also have a Working in alabaster, soap- chance to win a trip for two to stone, slate, chlorite and Kissi Sun Peaks by having their pass-

port stamped by at least forty of the merchants. Special events for Art Walk including; dress up day, artist on the walk day and a Child Development Centre Day are scheduled every Thursday ending with a concert at the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Amphitheatre. Look for buskers to entertain you as you stroll from artist to artist during the Walk. “I’m excited to be a part of the Art Walk this year, it should be a fun event,” says Theoret.

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German cancer survivor Randolph Westphal cycled through 100 Mile House recently with his dogs, Chinook, left, and Nanook on his sixth world bike tour.

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Cancer survivor cycles through town on world tour Arlene Jongbloets Free Press

A mere 47,000 kilometres after cancer survivor Randolph Westphal cycled through 100 Mile House in 2005 with his husky dogs, Yukon and Nanook, he was back again, July 22-23 as part of his sixth world bike tour. In 1987, at the age of 29, Westphal was diagnosed with incurable skin cancer and given up to only one year to live Since then the 55-year-old from Germany has endured 28 cancer operations and logged a total of 207,000 km on his bike, giving motivational talks about cancer survival along the way and showing people why they should never give up.

Following several years biking through Europe, Westphal returned to Vancouver on May 4 to begin his newest journey, which has already brought him through Banff and Jasper and will likely continue to Whitehorse, and eventually to Victoria. He travels on a Raleigh Dover Lite Premium electrical bike, with his two dogs, Chinook and Nanook, riding comfortably on a cart towed behind the bicycle. Since Westphal was last here, he’s had knee surgery and received a new hip, so he depends on the electric bike to make pedalling easier. Where it takes him, he’s not sure. “My destination is to help people – to zigzag all over and spread my message.”



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SPEAR GRASS CAN BE DANGEROUS TO PETS! Spear grass (foxtail) is wild grass that has barbed seeds. Check your pets daily, especially between the toes, 100 MILE’S FULL LINE PET STORE underbelly, eyes, ears, nose, etc. If your dog is doing a lot of head shaking and ear scratching or constant sneezing or is experiencing pain, this can become a very serious problem if not discovered and properly treated. Once a spear grass has lodged itself in an ear canal or up the dog’s ‘For people who are proud of their pets.’ nose, removal will require a trip to your local vet. Carefully Mon. - Sat. 9:00am - 5:30pm inspect your pet for spear grass after each outing. 250-395-8935 VIEW ANIMALS AT: PINKNEY COMPLEX, HORSE LAKE RD.

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Business Opportunities ALL CASH Drink/Snack Vending Business Route. Complete Training. Small Investment Required. 1-888-979-VEND (8363). EMPLOYMENT ALERT. Some “ Work at Home” advertisements as well as some advertisements that appear to offer jobs usually sell information manuals and directions. MAKE MONEY save lives. Work from home. No selling. Turnkey business. Invest after installation. Small initial investment. 20 hours a month. Guaranteed 100% investment return. 1-855-933-3555;

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking ATTN Logging Truck Owner Operators: Short Log trucks needed to haul approx. 400,000 cu/m3 of beetle killed pine in the West Chilcotin to West Fraser, Williams Lake Division for Stump to Dump Contractor for 2013-2015 seasons. For more info contact Rob Menzies @ (250)3980564

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The Mount Milligan copper - gold mine is located 155 km northwest of Prince George and mid - way between the communities of Fort St. James & Mackenzie. The state-of-the-art processing plant will be built around a 40-foot Semi-Autogenous Grinding (SAG) mill – one of only six mills of its kind in the world, and the largest in North America.

MILL INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: • Must have Interprovincial Journeyperson Instrumentation certification • Knowledge of Delta-V & ABB 800XA DCS systems, Outotec on-stream analyzer considered assets • Metso Vision Systems would be considered an asset • Proven safety record • Must have own tools • Excellent written & verbal communication skills • Self-motivated, team player with a positive attitude and the ability to work with minimal supervision WORK SCHEDULE: The schedule for this position will be 7 days on and 7 days off, 12 hours per day. While on rotation, dry camp facilities are provided. This position will be required to work inside the Mill and Crushing facilities or in the field as required. This position offers a Competitive Salary & Benefits Package, in line with qualifications and experience. Please reply with resume to:



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QUALITY grass/hay mixed: Square bales, barn stored, no rain. Delivery available. 250397-2378.

An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209. IF YOU would like to volunteer for the residents of Mill Site Lodge/Fischer Place Care Homes, then please join our auxiliary. We meet the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. in the Mill Site Lodge boardroom. For info call Shelly at 250-791-9277. PART TIME reception/office person needed in a friendly professional office in 100 Mile. Good with computers/phone/fax and good customer service qualities are a must. Please send resume to P.O. 2038, 100 Mile House. BC, V0K 2E0, asap. Wanted experienced Feller Buncher operator, permanent position w/full benefits, in East Kootenays, 220 days/yr. Call 1 (250)349-5415 or fax 1(250)349-7522.

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Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply careers and then choose the FastTRACK Application.

Trades, Technical ENTREC provides crane services to major industry sectors. We are recruiting for our teams in Terrace, BC, Prince George, BC, Grande Prairie, AB, & Bonnyville, AB. JOURNEYMAN CRANE OPERATORS (PROJECT OR TAXI) The successful candidate must demonstrate good safety consciousness and will be responsible for crane setup, preoperation inspection, crane operation and rigging. The candidate will be experienced with project or taxi work. A Class 3 or better license with a clean abstract is preferred. Journeyman Crane Operator or equivalent is preferred. Preemployment drug and alcohol testing is required. Flight allowance offered. If you are interested, please forward your resume to or fax to 780.962.1722. Please note the position and location you are applying for on your email or fax. Please visit our website at for additional information on this position and our company.

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Therapy Groups ALANON - Does someone’’s drinking bother you? Meet with others who feel the same. Meet Thursdays, 7pm at the Health Centre at the back of the Hospital. Contact 250-3954646 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings in 100 Mile area: Mondays noon at #18 - 208 8th Street. Tuesdays, 8pm, 100 Mile United Church. Thursdays 7:30pm, 108 Community Centre. Sundays 7:30pm, south Cariboo Community Health Centre,rear entrance. 250-791-5286, 250395-4646, 250-395-6154, 250395-5368

Education/Tutoring ARE you an adult who struggles to read, write or do math? Partner Assisted Learning (PAL) can help! We provide free one-to-one tutoring. Call Mary at 250-395-0404

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Pets & Livestock



LAC LA HACHE Drywall Services Prices to suit - top work to boot

John Paterson

Livestock WANTED: 2 Dexter bred cows, heifers or cow calf pairs. 250-644-1954.



Excavating & Drainage

CARIBOO CANINE CENTER is offering Basic Dog Obedience Classes Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Forest Grove Supply lot. 6 Classes $80. Must have proof of vaccinations. Call Kay at 250-3987-2670.

PETER’S EXCAVATING, landscaping, site preparation. Bobcat excavator, skidsteer loader. 250-397-4188.

Painting & Decorating

SPCA - Your best choice in pets. 250-395-5303

CARIBOO PAINTING SERVICES and repairs. Residential and commercial. Fully insured. Chris 250-644-4033.

The SPCA needs 2 to 3 phone volunteers to answer the emergency line. Suits retired or semi-retired individuals. Also, temporary foster homes needed. Please call 250-3955303 and leave a message.



B.S. Horse Training Bart Franks 250-593-2318 Starting Colts Older Horses Troubled Horses Rider Training HUMAN-HORSE PARTNERSHIP

Help Wanted

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For further detail on this week’s job postings get in touch with us. • Roofers Helper • Administrative Support Clerk • Certified Fallers (Fort St. John Area) • Housekeeper • Caregiver • Registered Care Aides • Community Care Aides • OFA Level 3 • Resort Manager • Bookkeeper • Typesetting & Designer • Baker • Kitchen Help • Cook / Prep Cook • Server / Waitress • Bartender • Warehouse Person & Retail Clerk • Sales Associates (7 Eleven)


(just down from Sunrise Ford) • Website:

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Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Other Areas

Apt/Condo for Rent


Musical Instruments

*WARNING* -Ads reading, “Free to a good home”, have the potential to attract individuals that see your family pet as a way to make $$money through any number of undesirable situations; i.e. selling to animal testing labs or in the case of horses, the slaughter house. Contact the SPCA at 250-395-5303 for information on successfully placing your pet in the right kind of home. Leave a message and a volunteer will get back to you.

YAMAHA: Black upright piano. 4 yrs. old. 250-395-3264.

Real Estate

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BC HOUSING is now accepting applications for housing from persons 55 years and older as well as disabled persons 19 years of age and older. Eligible tenants pay 30% of gross monthly income for rent. For applications contact: 250395-4743 or 1-800-834-7149.

2.98 acres for sale $138,000. Acreage nestled in beautiful Meadowbrook area Kimberley, BC. Water & septic hookup in place. Property backing onto a creek & views of the Kimberley Alpine Resort Ski Hill. Assessed value $151,000. Zoned RR4. Minutes from Ski Hill & golf courses. Please contact 250-342-8334 or

CARIBOO GARDENS Clean, large, bright 1&2 bedrooms Seniors Welcome For reliable service call Drew

Auctions Estate Auction Saturday, August 10th @ 11:30AM 2159 Williams Rd., Quesnel Phone BC Auctions: (250)992-2459/(250)983-1239 For complete List. No viewing prior to Sale Day.

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

Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD all split & cut from 12” to 48”. $140 per cord. Free delivery. Chris, 250-7063043. Stacking Avail.

Misc. for Sale FOR SALE 2-M/SP235-75R15 tires $75 for pair. 2-All Season P235-75R15 tires, like new $100 for pair. Also 2-Shaw cable boxes $50 ea. Phone 250-791-6616 after 6pm. KILL BED Bugs & Their Eggs! Buy a Harris Bed Bug Kit, Complete Room Treatment Solution. Odorless, Non-Staining. Available online (NOT IN STORES). STEEL BUILDINGS/ Metal Buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! 1-800-457-2206



Garage Sales

Hwy. 24 at Sheridan Lake 10am to 3pm every Saturday from May 18 to August 31, 2013. Vendors welcome. $11.00 a spot. Buskers free. BRING YOUR TALENT AND SET UP A TABLE. Phone Joan 250-593-2353

Misc. Wanted

Misc. Wanted

If you have standing timber or logs for sale, please contact David Rennie for specifications and prices. 250 315 3670 (cell) 250 256-5209 (office)


and make some money doing it!


FLEA MARKET Saturday, Aug. 10 at the 108 Mall 11am - 4pm To book a table call Brenda 250-396-7144 HORSE LAKE: Sat. Aug 10 from 8:30-2 at 6371 Mulligan Drive.

HORSE LAKE: Sat. & Sun. Aug. 10 & 11 from 9-3 at 6053 Norman Rd. Fridge; furniture; TV cabinet with TV, VCR, DVD; butcher block table, tools; brad nailer & lots more. Rain or shine! HORSE LAKE: Shy Valley Estate/Garage sale. 5 day sale, Sat. Aug. 10 to Wed. Aug. 14 from 9-4 at 6200 N. Horse Lk. Rd. Collectibles, vehicle, etc. Lone Butte Sat & Sun Aug 9&10 from 10-4 at 6839 Fawn Creek Rd. Sm appl, dishes, glassware, canoe & elec motor, laptop, printer, computer desk, etc. Earlybirds will not be tolerated


• Landscaping and Lot Development • Land Clearing • Wetland Work • Demolitions • Gravel Materials & Hauling • Premium Mix Topsoil • Driveways • Basements



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General Contractor

Custom Homes • Remodeling

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44 Heated Units 65 Non-heated Units Freight Agents for: VanKam Freightways Clark Reefer

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BUFFALO CREEK: Sat. Aug. 10, from 9-4 at 5933 Hilltop Rd. Follow signs. Household, Teddy Bears, Nick-Nacks, barb & fence wire. 2- 250 gal. water tanks. Something for everyone!

Misc. Wanted

Aspen Planers is currently purchasing logs for the Lillooet Veneer Plant and Merritt Sawmill. We are purchasing all white wood species and Douglas Fir.

be picked up at the Community Resource Centre (between the Hospital and the Junior High School), or at the

Garage Sales


Big Country Storage Terminal Ltd.

CMHA-SCB is now taking applications for our affordable family housing development, located on Cariboo Trail and Jens Street, 100 Mile House B.C. Application forms can

Garage Sales


982 Alpine, 100 Mile House

South Cariboo Branch

Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030 WANTED: 30 gallon or more aquarium. 250-791-7218. WANTED: Old lever action Winchester rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

108 MILE: Sat. Aug. 10 from 8-2 at 4886 Kitwanga Dr. All proceeds to Mixed Up Mutts.


(250) 395-6218 (direct line) • (250) 395-6201 (fax)


Women’s Centre (102 Bridge Creek Centre, Birch Avenue). The 25 unit project has 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units. Applicants must provide income and asset information and verification upon application. This project is sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association - South Cariboo Branch and British Columbia Housing and Management Commission.

Misc. Wanted

Box 67, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E0

250-395-0809 or 250-395-0168

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

Misc. Wanted

Professional Services

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RV Sites COME visit Blind Bay Resort on Sunday, August 4 for our open house and Summer Sale. Fully serviced and landscaped RV lots at Shuswap Lake start at $119,900. Financing available. Amenities include a beautiful sandy beach, private marina, heated pool and more. Visit for details or call 1-800-667-3993.

1250 sq. ft. commercial retail space, street level, in Rosewood Building, for rent or lease. Across from Donex. 250-396-7334 or 604-5304224.


Merchandise for Sale

Commercial/ Industrial

• A 4-line or less classified word ad ($1.00 per line charge for additional lines) • Large garage sale signs to hang up around the neighbourhood • Red and yellow balloons to grab everyone’s attention • Felt pen for completing signs and marking prices One Week Special

16 .50


Plus GST

Two Week Special $



Plus GST

10 TIPS TO A GREAT SALE! 1. Place your advertisement for 2 weeks in our classified section. 2. Call friends and neighbours to see if they’d like to do a sale together. The bigger the selection, the more customers you’ll have. 3. Give yourself a couple of days to get organized. 4. Gather boxes, newspapers, and bags to use during the sale to package purchases. 5. Set your dates and times. The first and middle of the month are paydays for many people. 6. Take the time to clean up your items… products will sell better when they look “taken care of.” 7. Make the most of your display by setting up in a visible area such as the front yard, the driveway or near the curb. Don’t tuck yourself and your merchandise in a dark garage. 8. Label everything for sale with tape. Price it so you might consider buying it for yourself. 9. Before the sale, go to the bank. Get plenty of small bills and change to have on-hand. Keep a calculator handy for quick adding. 10. Be an entrepreneur. Make extra money by selling canned sodas, lemonade, etc., to shoppers. If you have kids, have them do this! In the Pinkney Complex on Horse Lake Road in 100 Mile House


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Martina Dopf Consultation in English/German

#2 - 536 Horse Lake Rd. Pinkney Complex, 100 Mile House


Wednesday, August August 7, 2013 7,100 Mile House Wednesday, 2013 100 Mile Free Press

Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex


Scrap Car Removal


2 BDRM renovated apt. clean, quiet, avail. now N/S, N/P, refs req. $600/mo + util. 250-3953691

3 BDRM duplex, Gateway area, $600/mo. Avail. now. 250-395-1098, 250-395-4913. 3 BEDROOM unit in 100 Mile. Close to park & school. References required. $650 per mo. No dogs. (250)456-7314 LAC LA HACHE duplex. Across from LLH Elementary. 4782 Clark Ave. 2 bdrms, lake view, fenced yard. $595/mo. Bill 250-456-7503, or Angie 250-396-7529. LARGE 1 bdrm $525 plus util. N/S. N/P. 100 Mile. Avail. now. 250-397-0128.

Auto Financing


Legal Notices

Commercial/ Industrial RETAIL area: 44’x54’ with overhead door at 750 Exeter Road. 250-397-2182.

In Memoriam Gifts

Memorial Donations The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Please send the name of the deceased, name/address of next of kin and name/ address of donor for tax receipt (VISA/MC accepted) to: Canadian Cancer Society, #300 - 500 Victoria St. Prince George, B.C. V2L 2J9 or Ph: 1-800-811-5666. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 5363 Dawson Rd. 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E1. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society can be sent to: Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House SPCA can be sent to: Box 1948, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children can be sent to: 3550 Waybourne Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3K9. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon can be sent to: #203 - 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3. The South Cariboo Health Foundation welcomes memorial gifts in support of our local Acute and Residential Health Care facilities, as well as, Community Health projects and activities. Mail donations to: S.C. Health Foundation, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 or drop them off at the hospital. Donations can be made to the Gideons by phoning 1-888-482-4253, using your credit card. The Gideons will send a card to the bereaved, so have their address handy. For funeral display or other information, contact Pete Penner at 791-6302 Donations may be sent to 100 Mile House Mural Society, 6221 Aalton Road, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E3

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 BEDROOM mobile for rent on 3/4 acres. $900/mth (negotiable). Fully fenced yard, large deck, storage shed, 10 mins from 100 Mile. Walking distance to Horse lake. Avail. Sept. 1st. Call Cindy 250-5934533 between 8 - 9 am, or 5 9 pm. Or Brad 1-403-818-0467 anytime. 2 PLUS bdrm mobile home in 103. 1&1/2 baths & 2 sheds. Avail. Aug. 15. $675/mon. Call 250-395-3178.

Homes for Rent 103 MILE: 5568 103 Mile Lake Rd. 2-3 bdrm, 1 bath mobile on full basement with a 12x24 addition with wood stove. Plus a 12x24 covered sundeck over garage. Fenced back yard. F/S. W/D included. $830/mon. plus water & utilities. Ref. req. 250-395-4602 or cell 250-7069701. 2 BDRM mobile #4 Park Dr. Estates, 103 Mile. $700/mon.. Call 250-395-3268. 2 BDRM mobile home on .5 acre with lakeview. Quiet and very clean, all appliances. $650/mon. Avail. Aug. 1. Call Nicola at 587-987-5823 or 778-482-0048 (after 3pm). 2 BDRM trailer w/addition on 3/4 acre. Beautiful Horse Lake view. Older model. $600/mon. Avail. now. Refs req. NP. 250395-3030. 250-395-6546. 3 BDRM house w/garage in 100 Mile. New deck, kitchen & bathroom. W/D & Dishwasher. Pets considered. Ref. req. $1000, all in. Avail. Sept. 2013. 250-609-0006. 3 BDRM mobile: N/G & wood heat, 4 appl. Located on Scott Rd. 100 Mile House. $700/mon plus utilities & DD. 250-397-2083 IN Town, 3 Bedroom House, Fenced Yard, Garage. Walk to Schools and Shopping N/S 1 small pet okay. $950 utilities included. Call Judy 250-3955392 LARGE 3 bdrm house in 108. Avail. Aug. 15th $900 + util. Refs, pets welcome. 250-7916729 RIDGE VIEW ESTATE: 108 Mile. Spacious & bright 1 bedroom home with view. Ideal for seniors, ground maintenance incl. $795/month. 250-7916644.

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

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

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Shared Accommodation

100 Mile New & Used Auto Parts Ltd. 250-395-1141

Toll Free: 1-877-395-1133

Cars - Domestic

*Certain restrictions apply. Call for details

Trucks & Vans

1998 CHRYSLER CONCORD Under 100,000 km. Leather Interior Good Clean Condition


$3,500 OBO 250-395-7591

V6 4x4 16,000 km No Rock Chips


$19,900 250-456-2413

Utility Trailers 1985 Ford Frontier 25ft. Motor Home

7.5’ x 4.5’ utility trailer. $600. obo (250)305-2462 Serious inquiries only.

460 Engine, Roof Air Clean Condition Under 100, 000 m Chesterfield, 2 Chairs Full Bath


Asking $6,000 OBO 250-395-7591

1996 CAMPION 535VRI. 18 ft. Bowrider, 4.3 Merc w/Alpha leg, travel top, canvas top. Recent motor work. Good Cond. $9500. Call 250397-2842.

1990 XTC Camper Van. $8000. Call 250-397-2265.

2003 Four Winns Fish & Ski Freedom 180 F/S,

2002 TRIPLE E TRAILER 26ft Great Shape Well Maintained Sleeps 6 New Fridge Microwave, 3 Burner Stove 3 Piece Bathroom

$10,000 250-395-3488


Re: THE ESTATE OF RALPH GLEN ALGNER, also known as GLEN ALGNER formerly of 8068 S. Canim Lake Road, Canim Lake, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Ralph Glen Algner, also known as Glen Algner, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Administrator, c/o Centennial Law Corp, at PO Box 2169, 100 Mile House, British Columbia V0K 2E0 on or before September 5, 2013 after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice. NOTICE TO REMOVE PRIVATE LAND FROM WOODLOT LICENCE 555 Please be advised that Bridge Creek Estate Ltd. are proposing to remove 222.9 hectares of private land from Woodlot Licence 555 located in the vicinity of Exeter Lake. Inquiries/comments to this proposal must be submitted to Steve Law, RPF, by August 24, 2013.

$3800. OBO (250)305-2462 Serious inquiries only!

SHARE 3 bdrm house. Avail. immediately. Close to park in 100 Mile. 250-395-8488.

Dutchman 5th Wheel, 1992, 26ft. $6500. Prowler 5th Wheel, 1979, 25 ft. $1000. Fridge, stove, AC in both. 250393-2400.



Moving Or Starting A New Business? COMMERCIAL, RETAIL & OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 500-10,000 sq. ft. • Quality Buildings • Good Locations Multiple Zoning • Lots of Parking

Call Maureen at


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fully serviced 4.3L VOLVO PENTA engine, removable side windows for more fishing room, tilt steering, removable seats with interchanging seat posts, rear entry ladder, front control for rear leg trim, full cover with anti pooling poles, electric motor off bow for fishing, custom matched trailer, Bimini top.

This is really a great boat!! $15,000 obo. (250)354-7471 Nelson



Located off Exeter Rd. Past Tim-Br Mart on McDermid Rd. 100 Mile House, BC

1-800-222-TIPS Legal Notices

A draft of this plan is available for public review and written comment, at the offices of Integrated ProAction Corporation Monday through Friday during the hours of 9am-5pm. Written comments should be submitted no later than September 30, 2013 to the contact below to ensure consideration. Please call or email to schedule an appointment.

Email: Telephone: (250) 828-7977

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:DWHU:HOOV/WG :HVWRQ Licenced Drillers Specializing in Residential Wells Family Owned & Operated Since 1981 Environmentally Friendly Free On-Site Consultation Guaranteed Workmanship

Inquiries call

250-593-4307 Jerry Weston

Office: 250-593-4306 Toll Free: 1-866-448-5592


Construction (1997) LTD.

This plan is a requirement of the Forest and Range Practices Act. The Forest Stewardship Plan outlines the results or strategies that the holders of the plan intend to implement in order to meet the objectives set by the government along with other legal requirements including its area of application. This plan is publicly available for review and for written comment for 60 days.

Rob Clark, FIT



As per Section 20(1) of the Forest Planning and Practices Regulation take notice that on behalf of Ainsworth Engineered Canada LP, Integrated ProAction Corp. intends to submit Ainsworth Engineered Canada LP - 100 Mile House Forest District Stewardship Plan NRFL A84592.




Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting Steve Law, RPF, 108 Resource Management Ltd., Box 166, 108 Mile Ranch, BC, V0K 2Z0. Telephone: 250-706-9251. Email:

New Forest Stewardship Plan NRFL A84592100 Mile House Forest District 91 Prowler 5th Wheel 19’ tandem in excellent condition through out, Pull with V 6


Only written inquiries received by the above date will be responded to.

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

Senior Assisted Living Abbott Heights Retirement Living. Come live in a friendly seniors environment. Maintain your independence but without having to prepare meals, linens laundered, cable, heat, and light housekeeping. 2 rooms left to choose from $1200. Call either Stan or Gloria at 250-992-7707 to book an appointment. We are at 1346 Abbott Dr. Quesnel.

“The Only Ministry of Environment Approved Scrap Car Recycler.”

Professional Services

Response Address: IPaC 1425 Hugh Allan Dr. Kamloops BC V1S 1J3

Serving the Cariboo for over 40 years Snow Removal • Road Construction • Culvert & Gravel Sales • Site Preparation • Topsoil Sales • Rental Equipment • Large Fleet of Equipment


Meridian Self Storage

(Formerly Resort Lakes Mini Storage, at HWY. 97 & 24)


Call me for all your advertising needs. Phone: 250-395-2219

Fax: 250-395-3939

Heather Nelson Advertising Consultant

#2 - 536 Horse Lake Rd. Pinkney Complex, 100 Mile House

100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Grant writing guidance

Two, free grant-writing workshops are being offered this month in 100 Mile House and Williams Lake. The workshops are being co-hosted by the Northern Interior Communities Association and the Cariboo Regional District for community groups, organizations and charities in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. They will focus on how to write successful applications for the BC Community Gaming Grants program. However, valuable grant-writing basics will be covered, which can be applied to all funding program applications. In 100 Mile House, the workshop takes place on Aug. 11 at the South Cariboo Recreation Centre, 175 Airport Rd. The general workshop runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by one-on-one sessions 3-5 p.m. In Williams Lake, the workshop is Aug. 10 in the Council Chambers at 450 Mart St. The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with one-to-one sessions 1:30-5:30 p.m. Unfortunately, the one-on-one sessions are now fully booked for both locations. Register for the workshops by e-mail to grantwriter@cariboord.


for this local flyer in this week’s

• Pharmasave

How Do You Spell Fun? Have a ball, play BINGO and support your favorite charity. MONDAY

100 MILE COMMUNITY CLUB BINGO Every Monday night in the 100 Mile Community Hall. Doors open at 6:00pm - Bingo Starts at 7:00pm LOONIE BALL & PROGRESSIVE List your BINGO here every week and let the players in your area know about you. Only $11.14 per week. Call 250-395-2219


100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. MUST BE 19 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO PLAY.

Help for today. Hope for Tomorrow. Call 1-800-667-3742


• Traditional Funeral and Cremation Services • Bronze and Granite Memorials Shane Ian Gunn

Licensed Funeral Director - Owner

Ph: 250-395-3243

Locally Owned & Operated Since 1978

225 Cedar Ave., 100 Mile House, BC Family owned and operated.

Obituaries KATCHMAR Monika

Dec. 25 1958 - July 31, 2013

It is with incredible sadness that we announce the passing of Monika Katchmar. Monika is survived by her loving husband Steve Katchmar, her children: Daniel (Lorrie-Ann), Leanne and Rosie (Chad LaKing); her parents George and Erna Fast, her brother Ernie (Florence) and sister Angie. There will be an open house at the Katchmar residence to celebrate Monika’s life. This will be at 7454 Ruffell Road, Canim Lake, B.C. on Thursday, August 8, 2013 beginning at noon. Please call 250-397-2359. Monika will be dearly missed and remembered forever. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of

Here are the answers to the August 2nd Cariboo Connector ‘Challenge Yourself’ Page.



CRyptO Fun bikini ocean inground towel

See this weekend’s Cariboo Connector for more!

the need in our community is


and yOu CAn DO SOMEtHInG ABOut It. There’s a FOOD CRISIS in 100 Mile House. The South Cariboo Food Security Committee has put out a plea for food donations to support the hungry families and individuals in need this summer. Local gardeners with extra produce in their plots, and the general public through non-perishable donations, are being asked to help with this food crisis. Children, youth and families are challenged daily in having enough to eat, especially nutritious food. For more information, or to donate, please contact Rusty Martin Loaves and Fishes 250-395-2708 Sylvia Peniuk 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre 250-395-4093 Debbra Williams Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre 250-395-5155 Margaret Perry Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre 778-482-2216



Wednesday, August 7, 2013 100 Mile Free Press

Enjoy Red Neck Olympics at Forest Grove Legion

By Shelly Carrera On Aug. 10, the Red Neck Olympics will take place at the Forest Grove Legion, starting at 10 a.m. This is a family event, so bring your children so everyone can participate in these wacky games. The games include Toilet Seat Horseshoes, Sunflower Spitting, Mud Pie Eating, Toilet Roll Relay and, of course, Pin the Tail on the Donkey. There are a number of other games, but folks will have to come to the Legion and see for themselves. Prizes will be awarded for the winners of these games. Legion president Jim Tindale says it will be a really fun day for everyone. There will be hotdogs, hamburgers, pop and coffee for sale, and after lunch, the refreshment garden will

open. Any money raised from the Red Neck Olympics will go towards repairs, bills and improvements at the Legion. When the Olympics finish at 4 p.m., the meat draw will take place, so feel free to stay and participate in this weekly event. The kitchen will also open at that time, so folks can order supper from the large menu. Legion cook Wayne Gilchrist is always happy to serve up a nice supper. Folks who are up for another day of fun should head to Ruth Lake Park on Aug. 11 for the Red Neck Regatta. The boat building starts at 8 a.m. and the competitors will have until noon to finish their water craft. Judging for the best boat will take an hour and the boat race will go at 1 p.m. Come out and root for your favourite boat.

Dry July one for provincial record books

coastal19 areas except Haida Gwaii and 5-22 (250) 39 the designated “fog zone” along the PRESS 0 coast of Vancouver Island. west X, BC X0X 0X XXXwas Not a drop of rain recorded Fire bans apply to open fires of any Fax: airports size, including those with permits, as at Vancouver and Victoria 19 22industrial 395-as during July, the first time that has burning, fireworks, (250) well Phone: happened since Environment Canada tiki torches and burn barrels. Camp 39 D (250) 395-39 x: Farecords began keeping rainfall in stoves that use propane or briquettes 0milef1937. are still allowed. 1 as rain showers : took effect Much of the rest of British Columbia sertsban Nb. of InThe 10 20 /21/ also had an 04 unusually dry month, were forecast for many areas of B.C. End Date: The province’s wildfire manwith numerous local records falling. Williams Lake airport recorded 1.6 agement branch says lightning is millimetres of rain during the entire expected over the next week in the 0 the coastal region. $0.0in month, while communities ce: Balan Provincial fire1restrictions cover all northwest had only occasional showers. Page 1 of 0 .0 $0 xes: on all open burn- private and Crown land, including Provincial Ta bans ing including campfires took effect parks, but not within the boundaries on Aug. 1 in the Cariboo and Coastal of local governments that have fire fire districts, covering most of south- departments, which establish local ern and central B.C. The ban covers restrictions. By Tom Fletcher


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100 Mile House Food Bank Society volunteers Mike Hicks, left, and Kathy Haveman sort through a shipment of food items donated by the Calgary Food Bank, July 27. The local food bank is a delivery hub in northern British Columbia and Calgary sent the goods as a way to help out.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 100 Mile Free Press

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2011 Cevrolet Cruze Turbo LT

2009 Chevrolet Avalanche




2003 GMC Yukon XL

2003 GMC Yukon XL

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2009 GMC Acadia SLT


2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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2011 Bayliner WAS $22,995

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2005 Chrysler Crossfire Convertible, 44,000km

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2007 Pontiac G5

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1999 Dodge Neon




2008 Chevrolet Cobalt

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1999 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext. Cab

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1999 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext. Cab with Canopy

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2005 Bayliner 185 with 3.0L Mercruiser WAS $17,995

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2010 Chevrolet Avalanche Low Km

1993 Honda DelSol Coupe 170,000km


2005 GMC Envoy


2002 Chev Avalanche

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