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Little Fort Herefords celebrates 70th anniversary Keith McNeill

Kids learn about art Joshua Prud'Homme shows off the ladybug he made while taking part in the Clearwater Children's Art Festival on Wednesday, Aug. 7. For more photos of the event, see page A20 inside. Photo by Keith McNeill

More than 150 people turned up on Saturday, July 10, to help the Jim family celebrate the 70th anniversary of its Little Fort Herefords ranch. The event was held in conjunction with the Thompson Valley Hereford Breeders' annual Field Day and Junior Show. Highlight of the day was the presentation of a memorial scroll for the late Gung Loy Jim to his wife, Marie, and sons Kam, Kym, Kee and Kyn. The presentation was made by Daryl Kirton, vice-president of the Canadian Hereford Association. Gung Loy Jim started raising Herefords in Little Fort in 1943 with three heifers, Kirton said. Over the decades the breeding program at the ranch developed into one of the most successful in western Canada. It was one of the first to adopt embryo transplants and in vitro fertilization for breeding. Bulls from Little Fort Herefords consistently have won championship and grand championship prizes in Kamloops and Williams Lake. Until his death in 1995, Gung Loy Jim was a strong and effective promoter of Hereford cattle. Loy Jim and his wife, Marie, had four sons: Kam, who manages the farm as well as the stores in Little Fort and Clearwater, Kym, a nephrologist who practises in Red Deer, Kee, a veterinarian and cattle feed expert based out of Okotoks, and Kyn, a radiologist who live in Grande Prairie. Marie plus all four sons were on hand for the presentation of the scroll. Another highlight of the day was a video produced and presented by Kym Jim. The video consisted of still photos, film clips, and audio recordings.




“Most of you here knew Gung Loy Jim,” said Kym Jim. “I wanted to show sides of my father that people did not know.” The video began with Gung Loy Jim's grandfather, Jim Young Fat, who travelled from China to California in 1868 to work on the California Pacific Railway. Jim Young Fat's son, Kam Kee Jim moved to Little Fort in 1919. Gung Loy Jim was born in 1920. At the age of 18 he started Taweel Lake Fishing Camp. The venture was so successful that five years later he was able to start raising Hereford cattle on the ranch in Little Fort. One reason for the fishing camp's success was the large size of the fish. Ten pound trout were common, and those under five pounds were thrown back. The video included several humorous stories about the fish camp, including the mishaps that happened to a wealthy client after he fell off his horse. When he came back the next year he brought a first aid book for the camp. A third highlight was the presentation by North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo president Jill Hayward of a “limited edition hammer,” in recognition of the Jim family's donation of $100,000 to help with the construction of the Agriplex building on the fall fair grounds. The Agriplex wouldn't have been built without this and similar generous donations by North Thompson residents, Hayward said. Other events held during the field day included a judging workshop for members of the Canadian Junior Hereford Association, a clinic on barrel racing with two-time professional world champion Lindsay Sears, a prime rib dinner, plus music and dancing in the evening. For more about the event, see pages A8 and A11 inside.




Thursday, August 15, 2013 Clearwater Times

Marijuana referendum tour to hit 32 Interior towns in 12 days Times Staff

Wolf’s Corner gets barriers Concrete barriers line the outside and the inside of Wolf’s Corner south of Clearwater following recent work by the highways department. The corner has been the site of several tragic winter-time accidents after vehicles slid off Highway 5 into the North Thompson River. Note the memorial on the power pole.

Sensible BC Director Dana Larsen is embarking on a whirlwind tour of BC’s Interior, visiting 32 towns in 12 days to promote the campaign for a marijuana referendum. “We need volunteers and canvassers in every community,” said Larsen. “My goal is to meet local supporters and register them as canvassers so they can collect signatures this fall.” Larsen has prepared legislation called The Sensible Policing Act,

which would effectively decriminalize marijuana by stopping BC police from making searches or arrests for simple possession. The law also calls upon the federal government to repeal marijuana prohibition, so that BC can legally regulate its cultivation and sale. The proposed law has been accepted by Elections BC, and Larsen will have 90 days to collect signatures from 10 per cent of the registered voters in every electoral district, beginning Sept. 9. These 400,000 signatures can only be collected by

people who have first registered as a canvasser. “It’s easy to register as a canvasser,” said Larsen. “It just takes two minutes to fill out the form for Elections BC. I bring the forms with me, but people can also easily do it online. We will need at least 5000 canvassers to have a good chance of success. If you’ve always dreamed of legalization, this is your chance to help make history!” See all 32 Interior tour dates by going to: sensitour

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Keith McNeill Interested in alpine flowers? How about ants? Two outstanding opportunities to learn about natural history are coming up as part of the Wells Gray World Heritage Year.

“I expect that, once we get to the alpine, we’ll walk at a genteel pace,” he said. “At times I’ve been known to travel 100 m in an hour, but I think we’ll go a little faster than that.” Those going on the hike should bring a lunch, something

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Andy MacKinnon will teach you everything you wanted to know about alpine flowers starting Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Upper Clearwater Hall Photo submitted

This evening (Thursday) and tomorrow Andy MacKinnon, who has been described as “the rock star of western Canadian botany,” will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about alpine flowers. Starting at 7 p.m. this evening he will give a lecture at the Upper Clearwater Hall on alpine plants. Friday morning, starting at 10 a.m. from the Spahats picnic area, he will lead a hike to the Trophy Mountain flower meadows. The lecture will be about how plants adapt to life above treeline. “The alpine in many ways is a harsh environment,” McKinnon said. “It’s cold, windy, the light is intense, but many plants are spectacularly successful there.” The hike will not strenuous and will be suitable for nearly all ages and abilities.

to drink, and dress for mountain weather. A book MacKinnon coauthored, “Plants of Coastal BC,” has sold more than 300,000 copies, making it the best selling botany field guide in Canadian history. A few months ago he published a new guide on alpine plants and he expects to see how well it helps with identification during the Friday hike. MacKinnon works as a research ecologist with the provincial government. This spring SFU gave him an honorary doctorate in recognition of his work. All about ants The ants take over Saturday evening. Starting at 7 p.m. at the Upper Clearwater Hall, Thompson Rivers University entomologist Rob Higgins will

present a talk titled, “Ants: Biological Giants.” According to Higgins, in jungles ants contain more biomass than any other group of animals. He pointed out that, while no non-human primate lives in communities greater than 100 members, only ants (and humans) live in communities much greater than 1 million. A field trip will begin on Sunday at 10 a.m., also from the Upper Clearwater Hall. Participants are advised to bring a hand lens or magnifying glass. Higgins is based out of TRU’s Williams Lake campus. His work has focused on examining how heat loving ants adapt to the cool climates of British Columbia, as well as extending an understanding of ant biodiversity in the province. In 2010 he confirmed the presence of the European fire ant (Myrmica rubra) in B.C. More recently, Higgins confirmed the appearance of the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) in Victoria. As with nearly all the Wells Gray World Heritage events, participation in both events is by donation.

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Learning lots at the Star Gazing Festival The scene was set when we arrived at Trophy Mountain Buffalo Ranch for Clearwater’s seventh annual Star Gazing Festival on Aug. 8 as the sun descended below the horizon. Wells Gray Country services committee, which includes representatives of Upper Clearwater, Vavenby and Blackpool of TNRD Area A, hosted this event, with assistance from District of Clearwater and Tourism Wells Gray. Rodeo Rednecks politely told us where to park; Raft River Rockhounds served at the concession; while youngsters participated happily doing starrelated activities courtesy of Success by Six. A view of the starry heavens was projected onto the wall of the marquee. Vancouver resident Bill Burnyeat, a representative of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, gave his presentation as the sky darkened. “I go to many communities, usually setting up in parks, to share this with them,” he said, “and can be requested through this website: rasc-vancouver. com.” On the field, three large telescopes were set up to view the night sky after the slide show. The audience of perhaps 100, on comfy chairs or blankets, included every age group – a challenge for any speaker, but Burnyeat kept everyone enthralled. Mind you, he was almost upstaged as four sandhill cranes announced their presence with deep, rolling trumpeting calls, then circled the ranch – twice. Burnyeat’s lecture, sprinkled with humour, was a combination of interesting facts and practical, easyto-do-at-home astronomy.


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Swimming Lessons at Dutch Lake Beach Red Cross Swimming lessons are currently being held at Dutch Lake from Monday to Friday until August 16th, 2013 from 9:00am to 4:00pm in a designated lesson area. Saturday Transit Bus District of Clearwater, Thompson-Nicola Regional District Area “A” and BC Transit are offering a “FREE Saturday Community Bus” from June 29th to September 7th, 2013. This service will give residents the opportunity to attend local summer events such as the Farmers Market, spending the day at the beach, going to Rotary Sports Park, visiting with friends and other fun summer activities. Public Works The Public Works Department will be working on Fire Hydrant maintenance throughout the community over the rest of the summer. During the month of September the Public Works Department will be flushing water lines. Further information will be made available on times and areas of the flushing at a later date. Grant in Aid Funds available Please contact the District office for more information on Grant in Aid funding for future projects. Fire ban in effect throughout the Region Effective at noon on Thursday, Aug. 1, all campfires are prohibited across the Kamloops Fire Centre Water Restrictions Water Restrictions in the District of Clearwater remain in effect until September 30 th. Upcoming Events Wells Gray Night Market – Every Wednesday night for the summer - 6:00pm-9:00pm August 28th – First Fish Ceremony September 6 & 7 – 5th Annual Canoe Regatta Upcoming Meetings of Council August 20th, 2013 – Infrastructure/Parks and Recreation Committee meeting – 5:00pm August 20th, 2013 – Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm

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"By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean." – Mark Twain editorial by keith mcNeill

Canada cut backs on peacekeeping

Society seeks calendar sponsors Editor, The Times:

Clearwater Festival and Events Society is offering the Community Spirit Calendar for 2014 again this year. Calendars are available at the Aboriginal Cultural Center (Monday to Friday). They are also available at our booth at the Wednesday Night Market at the Infocenter. Do come and order your calendar whenever you see us out and about. Club members: if you would like to submit your meeting days and times we would be honored to include these on the Community Spirit Calendar – this part is sponsored by CFES – therefore free to all groups. CFES is pleased to announce that this year's draw winner is Sylvia Arduini, who gets a $100 cheque for

her prompt return of her calendar renewal. As the Arduini family has long supported this fundraiser, it is a particular honor to have her be the winner of this small token of our gratitude. We also thank all who returned theirs by the Aug. 1 deadline. Funds gathered from our calendar fundraiser stay in the valley. They also help to offset the costs of the annual Arts, Health and Wellness Expo that happens the first weekend of February each year. Please support those businesses that advertise on the calendar. Local businesses and organization that support their community are to be publicly thanked – and we are grateful to each and every one of you.

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Why is Canada cutting back on its peacekeeping role? The Canadian military formerly was one of the primary contributors towards peacekeeping. Today, we rank 54th in the world in terms of contributions of uniformed peacekeepers. Out of 90,000 uniformed peacekeepers in the world, Canadian Forces contribute just 68 personnel while Canada's police forces provide 92. We shouldn't forget that it was Canada's Lester Pearson who more or less invented modern peacekeeping. He was our ambassador to the United Nations during the Suez Crisis in1956, when Britain and France attempted to take over the Suez Canal with Israel's help. Pearson suggested the U.N. position a force between the antagonists to ensure both sides honored the ceasefire. Canadian troops formed part of that first Suez peacekeeping force, and contributed to it for decades afterwards. Other U.N. missions followed. When Turkey and Greece, both members of NATO, almost went to war over Cyprus, Canadians in blue helmets helped separate the belligerents. For many years, Canada held the number one

spot in terms of troops contributed to U.N. peacekeeping, and nearly all U.N. peacekeeping efforts contained at least some Canadians. With the end of the Cold War, contributions from Canada and other Western countries to U.N. peacekeeping have declined significantly. At the same time, the number of U.N. peacekeeping personnel has multiplied by more than five. Today the biggest troop contributors by far are Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Today, as Canada winds down its military presence in Afghanistan, we need to re-evaluate the role of the Canadian Armed Forces and, indeed, Canada's role in the World. We are a relatively small, middle-level power that is greatly dependent on trade. Our security and prosperity has always depended on being part of a multilateral system. United Nations peacekeeping has it share of problems as, indeed, does the United Nations itself. That doesn't mean that we should not get involved, however. The truth is that we have no other choice but to make them work.

The fifth annual Canoe Regatta promises lots of fun Editor, The Times:

Save the date! The fifth annual Clearwater Canoe Regatta is happening Sep. 6 and 7. There is a full lineup of events and activities that are sure to engage everyone from the active participant to the supportive spectator. It’s all about community this year and we’re super excited to have the CSS Student Council and Grad 2014 as our key event coordinators. Please take note of a few special community moments. On Friday, Sept. 6 at 6.30 p.m. we will be having the Regatta Golden Moments Award.

This event is to honor long time community members who have excelled in their volunteer commitments to the community. On Saturday, Aug. 7 at 4 p.m, we are extending a round of applause and acknowledgement to our many community volunteers. We are looking for nominations. If you have a community superstar in mind, please email your nomination to: admin@docbc. ca drop it off at the District of Clearwater office. Deadline is Friday, Aug. 30. Additionally, the Regatta welcomes the North Thompson

Valley Hospice House Society! Every year a great group of people grab their softest cycle seat and ride to raise money to build a Hospice House in our valley. This year, the bikers will ring the bell of accomplishment at the Regatta! Each person is pledging a minimum of $100 to participate and, quite frankly, that deserves a cheer all on its own! We’re also spreading the love and doing a 50/50 draw, with all proceeds going to the hospice house society. On Saturday, the Skating Club will be doing the day time concession and

the Clearwater Fire Department will host the beach dinner. Rotary is once again wowing us with their help with the Rotary Regatta Relay Challenge. If 15 teams enter the event, Insight Tire is pledging Rotary $200! Come on out for a super fun weekend! There is tons to do and plenty of action to cheer for. Thank you to all of our sponsors who help make this a fabulous community event! For more information – check out www. clearwatercanoe

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Question of the Week

? Do you think grocery stores should be able to sell beer and wine?

Greg Gregory:

Sure, I think so. It would be more convenient to get.

Tabea, Ulf and Regina Holzapfel (Magdeburg, Germany):

It's better for the youth if it's sold in a separate place. In Germany, you can buy beer and wine at age 16. It can be a problem.

Fred Menzel:

I'm not totally against it but I'm not totally for it either. It's a hard question for me, after working at the liquor store for 32 years.

Myrna Dundas:

Yes, it would be more convenient.

Gene Griffin:

I think so. There would be a little more competition in prices and convenience. Not that I drink that much.

Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations balances the needs of patients with the safety and security of all Canadians Editor, The Times:

clearance for certain key positions, and meeting physiaccess is provided for other narcotics used for medical cal security requirements (such as a security system that purposes. This more appropriately balances the needs detects intruders). Licensed producers will also be subject of patients with the health, safety and security of all to compliance and enforcement measures, and dried Canadians. marijuana will only be shipped through a secure delivery The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq service directly to the address the client has specified. Minister of Health Taken together, these measures will reduce the risks of Ottawa, Ontario diversion of marijuana to illicit markets. Under the MMPR, the fundamental Letters Policy role of health providers does not change. The responsibility to assess a patient and The Times welcomes all letters to the editor. We do, however, decide on appropriate treatment continues reserve the right to edit for brevity, clarity, legality and good taste. to rest with health care practitioners. The While all letters must be signed (and have a telephone number for MMPR have created a streamlined proverification purposes) upon submission, writers may elect to withhold cess for those needing access to marijuana their names from publication in special circumstances. for medical purposes, eliminating the need for individuals to share health information with Health Canada. To help support health care practitiowith apsule ners in making decisions about whether MICHELLE marijuana is an appropriate treatment LEINS option, an expert advisory committee omments was created to assist in providing health care practitioners with comprehensive, We’ve been hearing for years that a needle-free injection device will soon be accurate and up-to-date information on on the market. Well, the scientists at MIT have developed one which delivers a the known uses of marijuana for medical microscopically thin stream of medicine under high pressure through the skin and purposes. More information is available into the tissue. It is still being tested, but hopefully will be available in a year or two. on the Health Canada website. There appears to be a link between the amount of sugar we consume and our The government understands the need blood pressure. One easy way of cutting sugar consumption is to reduce the number to continue to provide reasonable access of sugar-drinks you consume daily. Even reducing by one can help. Reducing our to a legal source of marijuana for medical daily calorie intake can produce a multitude of health benefits. Start today. purposes and the new regime does so in It’s always interesting to read about how health affected some famous people. a manner that is consistent with the way Beethoven, for example, used fewer higher notes in his later compositions as his

While the courts have said Canadians must have reasonable access to a legal source of marijuana for medical purposes, the Government of Canada believes this must be done in a controlled fashion in order to protect public safety. On June 10, the Government of Canada announced the new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). These regulations are intended to provide reasonable access for those Canadians who need marijuana for medical purposes while protecting public safety. When the Marijuana Medical Access Program was introduced in 2001 in response to the court decision, the number of people authorized to use marijuana for medical purposes stood at less than 500. Over the years that number has grown to more than 30,000. As a result, costs to taxpayers have continued to climb as Health Canada heavily subsidizes the production and distribution of marijuana for medical purposes. As well, under the current program, Canadians can apply to grow marijuana for medical purposes in private homes or buy from Health Canada. The ability for individuals to produce marijuana in private homes has added to public health, safety and security risks as criminal elements have abused the system. The government’s goal is to treat dried marijuana as much as possible like other narcotics used for medical purposes under the MMPR by creating conditions for a new, commercial industry that will be responsible for its production and distribution. Health Canada will return to its traditional role as a regulator. Licensed producers will provide access to qualitycontrolled marijuana for medical purposes, produced under secure and sanitary conditions, to those DINNER IS ON ME I will buy you a $100 Canadians who need it, while strengthening the meal when you buy a car from me! safety of Canadian communities. In line with other controlled substances, personal and designated production will be phased out. This will reduce the health and safety risks, such as fire and Big city selection with small toxic mould hazards, to individuals and to the town pricing Canadian public, while allowing for a quality-conDEARBORN FORD trolled and more secure product for medical use. Jody Gyger Under the new regulations, licensed producers CELL 250-571-9609 Tel 250-372-7101 will have to meet extensive security and quality 2555 East Trans Canada Hwy - Kamloops control requirements including requesting security HOME TOWN girl with HOME TOWN service


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Two men escaped from Clearwater Forestry Camp after overpowering two guards at knife point and locking them in a meat locker. They stole their wallets and one of the guard’s cars. One of the escapees was found and arrested, while the other man remained at large. Nursing services director Lilian Hiltz announced the appointment of Miss Ann Duryba R.N. as outpost nurse at the Blue River Red Cross Hospital. According to Thompson-Nicola Regional District authorities, zoning became legal that week in Clearwater.



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the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board approved a rezoning bylaw that allowed a residential development on Dutch Lake. Normally bylaws were adopted at a meeting and given three readings at a later date, but this time the bylaw was given three reading and adopted the same day. The housing project was also required to meet the approval of government agencies like the Highways department and Municipal Affairs prior to acceptance in the settlement plan, making the delay in approval unnecessary, said Area ‘A’ director Hans Krauseneck. Local centenarian “Gram” Dewitt was feted for her 100th birthday at the Blackpool Hall. The party was attended by more than 200 people. More than 2,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Nine members of the Vavenby Fire Department responded, but by the time they arrived the blaze was already out of control. A task force of the Cariboo and Thompson-Nicola regional district set up to determine how the library system got into a financial crisis made its finding public. It found that the crisis was a result of a failure of CaribooThompson-Nicola Library System senior staff to operate within their budgets and to recognize their responsibilities. The Clearwater Sportsplex was


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had passed through the area, an unprecedented 90 to 100 forest fires were being fought by Clearwater Fire Centre. Resources were stretched to the maximum, with more than 200 firefighters in the Clearwater area and 300 in Blue River. Officials were investigating another suspicious fire near the log dump at Adams Lake for possible arson. According to Trans Mountain Pipeline’s central division manager Dave Harper, a forest fire burning north of Avola next to the pipeline (which carried crude oil, diesel, and gasoline) was not necessarily cause for alarm. If the fire were near a pumping station or a mainline valve, said Harper, there would be more cause for alarm. The Slocan Forest Products and Sloan IWA Trucker’s Fund had $10,000 to give away to registered, non-profit societies in the Little Fort to Blue River area, and was asking for submissions. The money was collected by Slocan Forest Products whenever a trucker brought an oversized load of logs into the sawmill.



Due to the continued threat of forest fires, the provincial government extended the state of emergency in B.C. There were 865 active fires in the province, with 32 new fires reported over the previous 24 hours. A brother of Clearwater resident Laura McKenzie, a missionary and director of the Cedars of Lebanon reforesta-

tion project, had been imprisoned in Lebanon since his arrest in the Beirut airport July 10. The Lebanese government claimed his Christian humanitarian work was a front for illegal activities.



Kayakers from around the world took part in the Clearwater Kayak Fest, held in memory of Ben Earle. Waste reduction in the North Thompson took on a new look at the newly upgraded Clearwater landfill. Clearwater and area residents would be able to recycle using the easy and convenient blue bag recycling program. For the first time in 16 years the Clearwater Hockey School had to be cancelled due to lack of adequate registration.



Lisalee Campbell sang O’Canada to open the first ever Clearwater Children’s Festival. Youngsters got their passports stamped as they participated in each of the activity tents set up around Weyerhaeuser Park. A slow economy and an improved method of asking for tenders were saving the TNRD millions of dollars in solid waste disposal, said Wells Gray Country director Tim Pennell. Overall waste disposal in the regional district had declined by 55 per cent since the regional solid waste management plan was implemented in 2008.

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Becoming Shiloh celebrates Vavenby General its sixth season this weekend Store to reopen Robyn Rexin The weekend of Aug. 9 – 11 was the sixth year for Becoming Shiloh at Serenity Acres. Shiloh means “resting place” and Serenity became a resting place that weekend for many. Nine different bands played Christian, blue grass, and rock music all weekend. The event opened Friday night with the performance of Vavenby’s own band Contender, made up of John Gerber on guitar, Erin Dawson on bass guitar, Colleen Rothwell on cello, and Wilf Rothwell on the banjo. Saturday began at 10 a.m. with eight very different workshops for people to attend. There was a break for lunch and people rushed to the concession. There was a good menu to choose from and the food was delicious. Lots of water, pop, and ice cream was available which was extremely important, as it was a very hot day. A sprinkler was set up for the children to play in, though a lot of adults stood in it to cool off as well. Music performances by seven

bands took place for the rest of the day: Ken and Deb Ermter and backup, Psalm 91 band, Chris Lemky (who has played at Becoming Shiloh since it first started), One Silver Coin, the Liberty Band, David Ruis and backup, and She Says Electric. She Says Electric performed at a Serenity concerts put on by Shirley De Vooght this year. A lot of the music was very lively and people were up and dancing. One band had the audience doing a line dance and a square dance. David Ruis from Kelowna had many different instruments in front of him that he played. He received them as gifts from indigenous people from around the world, including the west coast First Nations people. There were children’s toys and a tent where they were kept busy. There was also a tent that contained products made by artists in Africa. It is called Twigz Creations and was started by Suzanne Jones and Marike Cooke. Jones had been to Uganda with her family as missionaries and discovered

that there are one and two generations being raised by single grandparents or other relatives. So Twigz started giving start-up loans to artists in Africa to buy materials. Twigz then buys the products, ships them to Canada to sell, and sends the money made back to the artists. This money helps the families to buy food, more materials for their creations, other necessities, and to send the children to school. For more information go to There was jewellery, carved wooden spoons, carved soapstone, and various other products to buy. Sunday started off with Shiloh’s Chapel at 10 a.m., led by David Ruis. The Liberty Band, Ken and Deb Ermter, and Contender gave second performances after lunch. It was a very entertaining weekend, a happy event, and worthwhile to go to if you could take the heat. Weather for the weekend was sunny and hot. The rain came down Sunday afternoon just as Becoming Shiloh was over.

Robyn Rexin Vavenby residents are happy to see renovations taking place to the Vavenby General Store, one of the oldest general stores in the valley. Former owners Joy and Mike Bayley hope to have the store open for business within one to two weeks. All the work, such as cleaning, painting, and the laying of a new floor, is being done by local people. When the store reopens, gro-

ceries can be bought in just the front half as renovations will continue in the back. The cooler with milk, eggs, etc. will be running, cigarettes and liquor will be available when the licenses come in, and the gas tanks will be running. All renovations will hopefully be completed by the fall. The deli will also be reopening after some of the equipment is checked and possibly replaced. Joy will run the store herself until she can find a manager to take over.

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B.C. liquor laws get another look By Tom Fletcher Black Press VICTORIA – A glass of wine at the spa? A craft beer at the farmer's market? Can B.C. survive the next wave of modernization of its archaic liquor laws? These suggestions are part of a review of liquor policy promised by the B.C. government in its February throne speech and rolled out Wednesday. Richmond MLA John Yap has been assigned to examine regulations that unnecessarily restrict business, making recommendations to the provincial cabinet by November. One proposal is allowing under-aged children to have lunch at a pub with their parents during the day, as they can do in a licensed restaurant. As well as considering licences for farm markets and spas, the review is to look at why it takes up to a year to issue a liquor licence to a business. Letters are going out to 10,000 licence holders and rural liquor agency stores looking for feedback, and a website for public comments is to be added in September. Don't expect a price break, however. The terms of the review include ensuring that the $1 billion annual government revenue from liquor sales and sales tax is maintained or increased. The review will not look at privatization of liquor distribution, a controversial suggestion the government backed away from last year. Recent reforms in B.C. have included allowing people to bring their own wine to a restaurant, and removing restrictions on buying wine from another province for personal use. B.C.

has yet to convince Ontario and other provinces to lift their protectionist wine rules. On the enforcement side, last year B.C. increased its fine to $575 for bootlegging liquor to people under 19. Two years ago, legislation allowed liquor inspectors to employ minors to test liquor outlets' willingness to check identification and refuse service. A University of Victoria study recently released, called for B.C. to impose a minimum drink price of $1.50 on licensed establishments and charge higher prices for drinks with more alcohol, to discourage over-consumption.

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Kee Jim talks about cattle business Keith McNeill World demand for beef is going to continue to grow and improvements in feed efficiency will help growers meet that demand. Those were a couple of the conclusions Kee Jim gave during a talk at the Thompson Valley Hereford Breeders annual Field Day and

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in world history, he pointed out. “I'm pretty bullish about the future,” he said. “As people get more money, they have fewer children, and they eat more beef.” Pork is presently one-third the price of beef but most people still prefer beef. “It's a very unique tasting protein,” he said. The cattle herds in Canada and the U.S. are at their lowest points since the 1950s. Demand in North America is static or going down slightly, but is more than matched by increasing demand from the rest of the world. Canada presently exports 50 per cent of its beef production. About 80 per cent of that goes to the United States, but that is only because of our incompetence in marketing, Jim said. Today there are only 300,000 beef cattle in Russia, compared to nearly 4 million in Canada. “One company owns half those cows,” he said. “It's imported them over the past three years.”

One possible difficulty was a recent announcement by Tyson Foods that it will no longer accept cattle fed with Zilmax. This is significant because Tyson is one of three packers that butcher nearly all the cattle in the U.S. The additive increases the feed efficiency dramatically and is typically fed during the last 21 days. The Tyson announcement was due to pressure from China and Russia, said Jim. Jim found it ironic, because China and Russia have such poor food safety records. Jim predicted that the feedlot industry will continue to consolidate into fewer and larger players. The cow/calf industry, on the other hand, will continue to be dominated by independent operators. There are too many local variables in a cow/calf operation for there to be successful economies of scale, he felt. Studies improve feed efficiency Feed efficiency is one of the most

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economically important traits of cattle for the cow/calf and feedlot industries but, until recently, it has been difficult or impossible to measure, Jim said. Historically, cattle have been selected for breeding based on what they looked like and how much weight they gained. How much feed they needed to gain that weight has not been a factor – even though it can make a tremendous dif- Kee Jim talks about the the world's demand for beef at the ference in profit- Thompson Valley Hereford Breeders annual Field Day and ability. Junior Show held last Saturday in Little Fort. According Photo by Keith McNeill to Jim, a feed efficiency rate much it eats. Last fall the of 6:1 versus 7:1 can “We hope to find Canadian Hereford mean a difference of the genetic markers Breeders Association 13.5 cents per pound began a trial with 325 for feed efficiency,” or $81 per head (the bulls to test their feed said Jim. “I think number 6:1 means this a fairly signifiefficiencies. six pounds of feed cant breakthrough in Little Fort produces one pound Herefords is doing its cattle breeding.” of cow). He pointed out own trial using heif“Some cattle have that high efficiency ers and bulls, with feed efficiencies of can't be the only trait data to go to the 5:1 while others have selected for. However, national body. Each 8:1, but you are not new technology now animal has its own able to visually see allows it to be accuradio marker that any difference,” he rately measured for allows a record to be said. the first time. kept of exactly how

executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant on a residence on Clearwater RCMP report Highway 5 south of Little Fort. that on Friday, Aug. 9, memAs a result of that search, 150 bers of the detachment and marijuana plants were seized as the Clearwater Central Interior well as a small quantity of dried Traffic Services (CITS) section bud. An adult female was arrested at the residence, taken into custody and transported to the Clearwater rOyaL CaNadIaN LEGION Detachment. The BraNCH 259 female will be 257 Glen road • Clearwater charged with Bar Production of a Open Controlled Substance Meat Draw 3-5pm 1pm contrary to Section 50/50 4-5pm 7(1) of the CDSA. She will appear in Clearwater Provincial Court in the fall. The Non Legion members please sign in at the door. Must be 19 years or older matter is still under investigation.

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Commercial and sport sockeye fishing remained closed on the Fraser River system this week, as the Pacific Salmon Commission reported a lower than expected return of fish in what was already expected to be a poor return year. Based on the latest test fisheries, the commission's Fraser River Panel upgraded its forecast of early summer-run sockeye from 400,000 to 452,000 fish. The following summer run "is either lower than forecast or their migration timing is much later than expected," the joint Canada-U.S. panel reported this week. The proportion of late-run sockeye through ocean approach areas has increased in recent days. The late run is expected to be dominated by Birkinhead, Weaver and Late Shuswap sockeye, with some from the


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TNRD to meet at Clearwater Legion Times Staff The Thompson-Nicola Regional District board of directors will be holding one of its meetings at Clearwater Legion Hall on Thursday, Aug. 22, according to Tim Pennell, TNRD director for Wells Gray Country (Area A). The meeting will start at 10 a.m. but the itinerary for the trip begins the day before. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 9 a.m., Kamloops and area directors will board a bus at the TNRD office on Victoria Street in Kamloops. They will stop at 10 a.m. for the grand opening of the Louis Creek Eco-Depot. Next stop will be at 12 noon for lunch at the

Little Fort Community Hall. They will then proceed to Clearwater for the Clearwater Eco-Depot grand opening, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. At 2:15 p.m. the directors will have a TNRD project update and tours of the District of Clearwater facilities. Check-in at Clearwater Lodge will be at 4:30 p.m., to be followed by a volunteer appreciation dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday will begin with breakfast at the Gateway Grill (in Clearwater Lodge). At 9:30 a.m. the directors will board a bus at Clearwater Lodge for the 10 a.m. board meeting at Clearwater Legion Hall. The meeting agenda will be posted at

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“Fire activity has picked up in the Clearwater Fire Zone,” according to zone spokesperson Vaughn McCaig. “Since last Thursday we’ve had 30 new fire starts.” The 2013 fire season started off slowly in the fire zone. A few weeks ago that changed. The weather became warmer and drier, and a series of lighting storms moved through the area. As of Monday there had been about 90 fires within the Clearwater Fire Zone, which makes this an above-average year. Most of the fires

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have been in the northern half of the zone. Nearly a dozen fires have been located in remote parts of Wells Gray Park. Action on these “limited response” fires usually consists of keeping an eye on them to ensure the public is not endangered. The only large fire in the zone was a 35 ha blaze on Manteau Creek in the North Thompson headwaters. A Type 2 crew took limited action against it about two weeks ago. The fire is mostly contained by an old fire that burned

in 1998. As of the beginning of this week the fire zone had three rappel crews, four Initial Attack crews plus locally-hired contract crews at work. One helicopter from Salmon Arm was working out of Blue River to support the rappel crews. Three helicopters were working from the Yellowhead hanger in Clearwater. “The current forecast is for continued warm and dry, with the chance of afternoon lighting,” McCaig said. “We expect this trend to continue.”

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A large tent sits in the parking lot in front of Little Fort Community Hall on Saturday, Aug. 10. It was set up there to accommodate the crowd of more than 150 people who participated in the field day held to mark the 70th anniversary of the Jim family's Little Fort Herefords Ranch.

Members of the Jim family receive an memorial scroll in honour of the late Gung Loy Jim from the Canadian Hereford Association. Pictured are (l-r) Kam, Kee, Marie, Kyn and Kym Jim, plus Daryl Kirton, the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vice-president. The scroll is the equivalent of the association's hall of fame.

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Sports Time to tee off

B.C. Seniors Games – 5 Pin Bowling D. Mark Crown Bill Smedley loves five-pin bowling and is looking forward to competing in the event when Kamloops hosts the B.C. Seniors Games in 2013. “It is good exercise and you get to meet people,” he says. “It’s fairly cheap…you can rent shoes at the lanes and you really don’t need anything else.” Smedley encourages seniors who would like to get involved in five-pin bowling to go to any of the bowling centers in Kamloops and find a team to bowl with. These teams can then enter the Zone 8 tournament and compete to qualify for a place in the B.C. Seniors Games. Each zone in B.C. sends two teams to the five-pin bowling event, an “A” division team and a “B” division team. The teams can be made up of both male and female seniors, and the event takes place over a

Curtis Podbisky shows good form as he tees off at Lacarya Golf Course on Sunday. The golf course in Blackpool is now under the new ownership of Heinz and Linda Fitz. Photo by Keith McNeill

four-day period. “It is a round robin so you play 11 games,” Smedley says. “It’s about an hour or hour and fifteen minutes per game.” Medals are awarded to the top three teams in each division based on the most pins knocked down over the team average in the 11 game round robin. Which means that while teams are competing against each other, they are also bowling against themselves, trying to do better than their average score. There are also individual awards given out at the event for the highest male and female scores overall and highest male and female pins over their average in each division. Even if a team doesn’t do particularly well in the event, individual players can still win medals if they bowl good scores throughout. For more information about bowling at the B.C. Seniors Games contact Bill Smedley at 250-376-0573 or visit the B.C. Seniors Games website


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Members of the Level 2,3 swim class at Dutch Lake pose for a photograph last week. Pictured are (back, l-r) instructors Katie and Aliya Bieber, front (l-r) Alex Belle, Eli Priede (front) Tyne MacLennan, Kylie Blackmore, Sienna Foster and Rylen Stetler. This is the second and final session for the summer. There were 11 classes in the session.

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Marilou Roy of Clearwater feeds her dog Pilot from her water bottle as she takes a break during a slow pitch game in Blue River the weekend before last.

Clearwater’s Taylor Rhodes (l), playing for the Blue River Blues, races a Kamloops player to third base during a slow pitch tournament held in Blue River the weekend before last. No Glove No Love from Prince George won the event.

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Funding supports First Nations' forestry training Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour VANCOUVER – Thirty eight First Nations individuals will receive forestryspecific training and work experience through a $500,000 Labour Market Sector Solutions (LMSS) partnership between the B.C. government, the First Nations Forestry Council and industry partners. "This program is exactly what we need to take advantage of our significant youthful Aboriginal population, increasing demand in the forest sector work force, and the ongoing need for better relationships between First Nations, forest companies and government,” said Chief Bill Williams, president of the First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC). Funded through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement (LMA), the First Nations' Forestry Training Project will prepare eligible First Nations individuals for skilled employment in the forestry industry. The program will be delivered through accredited training

institutions in British Columbia including Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Selkirk College, the College of New Caledonia and other public post-secondary organizations. Participants will be directed into one of three program options, including: • Forestry technician program – This eightmonth academic program with four-month work term can result in transferable credits to toward a natural resources technician certificate or other forestryrelated certification such as a natural resource technology diploma. • Forestry-related trades training – Participants learn basic forestry employment certifications for areas such as process operators, millwrights, stationary engineers, saw filers, harvesting and logging equipment operators and hand fallers. • Laddering and upgrading programs – This program will prepare participants, who are not academically qualified to enter directly into the forestry technician or the forestry- related trades training program, to move into an accredited forestry-related educational path. In order to qualify

for the program, participants must be either unemployed and not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI), or employed but low-skilled. In addition, they must not have received or been eligible for EI in the last 36 months, they cannot already be a student, they must be living in British Columbia, and they cannot have received parental benefits within the last five years. The British Columbia First

Nations Forestry Council promotes First Nations business opportunities in forestry, collaborates with government on forest land use planning, tenure and revenue sharing and advocates on forestry matters on behalf of First Nations communities. As a direct result of federal LMA funding, thousands of British Columbians are receiving training that will advance their careers, assist in securing new employment and ulti-

mately improve the social and economic outcomes of individuals in B.C. and Canada. The LMA is one of the funding mechanisms to address B.C.'s labour and skills shortages. Government is actively creating awareness and encouraging Aboriginal people to consider careers in the trades through programs like the Aboriginal Community-Based Delivery Partnerships Program and the Aboriginal Training for

Employment Program. The programs are supported by the BC Jobs Plan and the BC Skills and Training Plan, which invests $75 mil-


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In the house where you used to be We wanted so much to keep you But God willed it not to be Now you are in God’s keeping You suffer no more pain So dear God take care of him

Too early and too large

Until we meet again

A couch and other household items rest under an awning next to the New Life Assembly Church in Clearwater after being left there over the weekend. Church members assume that someone wanted to donate to the Give Away in October. Unfortunately, they do no have space to store large objects and smaller items for the Give Away can be accepted only a few days before the event. The couch and other items will have to be disposed of at the church’s expense.

Love Eva, Barry, Bev, Brent, Lyle, Carolyn and families

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“an Independent” congregation in fellowship with the broader Christian community in the area.

A crane lowers a load of materials onto the roof of the Woodside Apartments in Clearwater. Madge Contracting from Kelowna is replacing the roof of the 40-year-old structure with a more modern warm roof design.

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Mike McDougall left the Clearwater River Valley in 1937 and the brothers John and Henry Hogue took over his homestead. They were both skilled woodsmen and their broadaxe work can still be seen in the interior of Helmcken Falls Lodge. Fire warden Jack Norman once said, “I need three good men or John Hogue.” One winter Henry Hogue got sick while trapping with his brother near Azure Lake. John Hogue walked out to get help. An airplane flew in from Kamloops and landed on the frozen lake – but then sank through the ice. No one was hurt in the incident and a second plane was dispatched from Kamloops to retrieve both the pilot and the sick man. Henry eventually recovered. People with a submersible camera recently took photos of the airplane, which is still at the bottom of the lake. Jessie and Frances Emery from Blackpool started a honeybee business in what is now Wells Gray Park in the 1930s – attracted by the masses of fireweed growing following the 1926 fire. The girls thought nothing of walking from Blackpool to Upper Clearwater and back. The two girls eventually married two Shook boys, another pioneering Upper Clearwater family. Clara Ritcey remembered seeing a honey extractor at the Shooks' home, and being given honey and recipes on how to use it by Frances Emery. “It was amazing honey,” she recalled.

the family than as a work animal. Majerus never rode the horse. He only led it. Sometimes he would bring it down to the Helsets' so it could socialize with other horses and not be lonely. The horse never worked to cut its own hay. Majerus did that all by hand. When Majerus left the country, he gave the horse to the Helsets on condition that it not be shot. Majerus like to have several hats, which he would wear all at once. He also liked to wear rubber boots – that he would cut a hole in “to let the water out.” Sometimes he would have dinner at the Helsets. He would use his hunting knife while eating, and when done, would wipe it off on his pant leg. “Boy, my brother was just green with envy,” Clara Ritcey recalled. The next day her brother did the same trick – wiping his knife off on his pants after dinner. “He didn't try that again,” said Clara. John Ray had the northernmost and most isolated of the homesteads. He married Alice, one of the Ludtkes, and although there was quite an age difference they had three children. Nancy Ray was about her age and used to come and visit her, while Alice Ray would visit her mother, said Clara Ritcey. Clara remembers that, at the time, she wondered why the two adult women would want to talk for hours. Now she realizes that Alice Ray must have been starved for company. Also important in the history of Wells Gray Park were a couple of prospectors

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email: other supplies – including several spikes. He and a partner walked from Blue River to Murtle Lake, where they used the hatchet and the spikes to make a raft. They then paddled the raft to the north end of the lake, where they broke the raft apart and recovered the spikes. They then backpacked through the woods to Angus Horne Lake, where they built another raft. They were travelling downstream when they hit a rock. This turned out to be a good thing, because otherwise they would have gone over Rainbow Falls by Azure Lake. Once at Azure they made another raft, paddled to the west end of One of the Bee Girls, Jessie Emery (Shook), walks the lake, disassembled the raft, and through the fireweed of Upper Clearwater with Kaye hiked to Hobson Lake. Blake. One more raft took them to the trail from Hobson to Quesnel Lake. From Quesnel Lake they traveled to Barkerville. Munter's partner on the first trip, Charlie Peterson, chose to remain in Barkerville. Another Blue River trapper, Angus Horne, wrote poetry in a style similar to Robert Service's. Dave Anderson and Pete MacDougall pose with an unknown woman He sold his trapline in a publicity shot from a tourist publication in the late 1930s. in 1937 to Clifford Munter.


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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK Arguments are to be avoided;



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Wells Gray Country UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug. 15: Sensible BC tour. Meet Dana Larsen & join the campaign for a marijuana referendum, 361 Ridge Dr, Painted Turtle, 6:30pm Aug. 16: OFA Level 1 First Aid course. Register 250-674-3530 Aug. 17: Legion Branch 259, Meat draw, 50/50, Bar open 1 pm, 257 Glen Rd. Aug. 17: Wells Grey World Heritage Event, All about Ants, 7 pm, Upper Clearwater Hall Aug. 17: Elks Pancake Breakfast, 8-11 am, Elks Hall Aug. 20: Yoga In The Park, 7:15-8:15, Weyerhaeuser Park, drop-in $10. Info 250-674-1878 Aug. 20: Regular Council meeting, 7 pm, District council chambers Aug. 20: Infrastructure/Parks & Recreation Committee meeting, 5 pm, District office. Aug. 20: Regular Council meeting, 7 pm, District office.

Aug. 21: Wells Grey Night Market, 6-9 pm, 425 E Yellowhead Hwy, Clearwater Info Centre. Aug. 21: Wells Gray World Heritage Event – Ask the Naturalist, 12:45-1:45, Upper Clearwater Hall Aug. 23: Ambassador Program Coronation, 7 pm, Barriere Elementary School gym Aug. 25: Kidney Walk, Kamloops. Registration 11 am Riverside Park. Info 604-736-9775 ext 228 Aug. 28: First Fish Ceremony Aug. 27-29: Volleyball Camp, CSS gym, $36, info: 250-674-1878, register 250-674-2257 Aug 31 - Sept 2: North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo in Barriere. Sept. 6-7: Canoe Regatta.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Coffee House: 1st Friday every month - Little Fort Community Hall. 6:30, mic $4/person. Bill Fowler 250-672-5116 • Raft River Rockhounds: 3rd Sun of the mth. 250-674-2700 • Women in Business Luncheon: 2nd Wed. of the mth at Wells Gray Inn, 12–2 pm. Preregister at 250-674-2700 • Clearwater Choir: Youth 3:30 - 5 pm; Adult 6:30 - 9 pm, Tuesdays, Clearwater Christian Church • Crafts & Conversations with Cheryl. Tuesdays 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Center. Phone 250-674-3703 for more info. • Clearwater Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9:00 am – Noon. For more info please call Anne at 250-674-3444. • Clearwater-Vavenby Lions Bingo: Every 2nd Tues. Elks Hall. 250-587-6269 • M&M (Mrs. & Ms.) Social. Last Sun of the mth Wells Gray Inn. 5pm: 250-587-6503 • Blackpool Community Hall Coffee House; Local musicians – every 2nd Fri. of the mth. 6:30pm. Concession, $3 or 2 for $5. • Clearwater Elks Bingo - every 2nd Thurs. Elks Hall. open 5pm • Cribbage Wed. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 12:30 pm. • Little Fort Coffee House 7pm Little Fort Hall. 1st Fri of the mth Oct. - May Bill 250-672-5116 • Fun Darts Fri. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 6 pm. CHILDREN & FAMILIES • Clearwater Breastfeeding Group: 3rd Wed. of every month 7:30pm @ YCS • Mother Goose - Mornings, reg. call Kerry 250-674-2600 ext 227 • NT BC Home Schoolers: Meets Fri. afternoons. Call Leanna 250-674-0057 for details • Kids Club: Clearwater New Life Assembly. Meets every Thur. 3-5 pm. Ages 5-12. For info contact Bobbi @ 250-674-3346

HEALTH & HEALING • Shambhala Meditation Group: meets every Tuesday at Forest House 6:30-8:00 pm. Info: 250-587-6373. • Connections Healing Rooms - Fridays 1-3pm (except stat. holidays). 86 Young Rd. No charge. Sponsored by Living Streams Christian Church. • Healthy Choices – Tues 9am Clearwater Christian Church bsmnt (behind Fields). $2/wk drop-in free. Call Kim 250-674-0224 • Clearwater & District Hospice 3rd Mon. Sept-Jun 10am Legion. RECREATION • Drop-in soccer: May-Sept. Tuesdays & Thursday at 7pm at CSS field. Everyone welcome! • Bowling: Mon. 10–12pm & 1-3pm; Thurs., 1-3pm. Seniors Centre at Evergreen Acres. 250-674-2699 • Clearwater Sno-Drifters: 1st Thurs every mth. 250-676-9414 • CNT Rod & Gun Club: 3rd Tues. of the mth. Blackpool Hall 7pm Nov., Jan., & Mar. AGM in May • Drop in Tennis: May-Sept. Mon & Thurs 6:30pm All levels. Double & single play. Rotary Sports Park. • Volleyball: Tues. 7:30-9:00 PM, Jan. 15 - Apr. 30, 2013. Clearwater Secondary School Gym, $2 drop in. • Yoga Tree – Call or email Annie 250-674-2468 annie.pomme@ • Core Strength Fitness. Tuesdays. 10-11am 250-674-0001 • Walking Club: Indoors: Wed. Jan. 30 - Mar. 13, 6:30 - 7:30 AM at Clearwater Secondary. FREE. 250-674-1878 for more info. • Drop-in Curling: Fri. Jan. 11 - Mar. 8, 7:00 PM, $5. Brooms and sliders available. • Badminton: Mon & Wed, Oct – Mar, CSS gym, 7:30-9:30 pm, $3 drop-in fee, info 250-674-2518 SENIORS • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society 3rd Sun Social Meet at the Wells Gray Hotel at 12:30pm for lunch or dessert, & chat • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society Book Club Last Thursday of the month at 2pm at the public library. All seniors welcome.



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

Information Safe Home Response Providing a safe place to escape for women and their children. Volunteers always needed. Call 250-674-2135.


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250-587-0026 Anytime Barriere Alcoholics Anonymous Call: 250-672-9643 For Al Anon Call: 250-672-9643, 250-677-4234 Clearwater: AA meetings every Wed., #11 Lodge Dr., side door. Roll call 8 p.m. 250674-7155 or 250-674-7313 European Gentleman wants to meet a nature and animal loving lady between 50 and 70 years of age. ph 250-587-2349 Retired professional gentleman desires to meet mature lady for companionship, outings, and dinners out. Ph. 250-674-2420

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LE MINISTÈRE de la Défense nationale cherche des Officiers du génie des systèmes de marine pour remplir divers postes de civils à Victoria et Nanoose Bay en ColombieBritannique. Les candidates et candidats peuvent postuler en ligne seulement, au site Internet de la Commission de la fonction publique du Canada, numéro de référence DND13J008697-000069, numéro du processus de sélection 13-DND-EA-ESQ-375697, Vaisseaux auxiliaires des forces armées canadiennes. Les postulants doivent posséder toutes les compétences requises énumérées et soumettre leur demande selon l’échéance prescrit. -fra.htm MARINE ENGINEERING Officers are required for various civilian positions with the Department of National Defence in Victoria and Nanoose Bay BC. Online applications only through the Public Service Commission of Canada website, Reference# DND13J008697-000069, Selection Process# 13-DND-EA-ESQ375697, Canadian Forces Auxiliary Fleet (CFAV). Applicants must meet all essential qualifications listed and complete the application within the prescribed timelines. -eng.htm.

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Building Supplies About 200 sheets of 1/2” plywood from Woodside Apt roof deck. Very dry, some mildew. Possibly usable for a barn or shed. Make us an offer. Sold as is, where is. 250-674-3252

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SKILL DEVELOPMENT: If you have been on Employment Insurance in the past 3 years (5 years maternity) and are currently unemployed, you may be eligible for re-training dollars. Book an appointment to see one of our counselors for more information. We look forward to seeing you: come in and we’ll personally see that you get the information you’re seeking or call and make an appointment. • Free computer and Internet access • Free resume help • Free information on many services.

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Misc. Wanted

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Used Postage Stamps

8’9” Travelmate camper, hot water tank & shower. $4,250. 250-672-9559

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

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Comox Air Show coming soon It’s a doggy dog world out there! It's flying in fast — the 2013 Comox Armed Forces Day and Air Show is just days away. Air Show day is Aug. 17 and residents and visitors in the

$10 and advance-sales adult prices at $20 ($25 on Air Show day), it is an affordable day out for families as well. Recently, organizers learned that they can offer visitors even more excitement and value for

The Snowbirds (top) and the CF-18 Demonstration Team are two of the big draws at the 2013 Comox Air Show on Aug. 17. Photos submitted

Comox Valley are invited to join the men and women of 19 Wing, CFB Comox in Celebrating 70 Years of Canadian Air Force History. Organizers are expecting people from across Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and the Lower Mainland to descend on the Comox Valley for what promises to be an exciting, educational and fun day for the entire family. With child tickets priced at

money as they added Team Rocket, with their high-performance Harmon Rocket II airplanes and the graceful aerobatics of Anna Serbinenko with her Super Decathlon to the lineup. These acts will join the Air Show's headline aircraft; the CF-18 Demonstration Team, the Snowbirds and the C-17 Globemaster transport plane and a Second World War-era B-25 Mitchell bomber. Gates open to the public at

8:30 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Early arrivals will be able to check out an impressive static aircraft display area and classic airplane fans will also be excited to know that close to 50 privately owned, unique and vintage aircraft will be on display at the fly-in area. The flying acts get started at 10:15 a.m. and go till 3:45 p.m. The entertainment won't stop there, though. The Royal Canadian Air Force's Jetstream band will play till 5 p.m. when the gates close. Visitors are highly encouraged to walk, bike or take BC Transit's Air Show service, which will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. With traffic congestion expected to be high around 19 Wing Comox on Air Show day, visitors are encouraged to ride a bus to the air show for a fast and convenient way of getting to and from the base. Handicapped parking will be available on-site for all vehicles displaying the approved handicap signage. There will also be a handicap drop-off area across from the bus loop near the pedestrian gate. Once inside the gates, visitors can enjoy the many display booths and feast on foods from over 30 concessions. A Family Zone featuring a Lego play area and inflatable obstacle course will keep families with children busy. Air show tickets are available at all Thrifty Foods locations and the Canex store at CFB Comox, as well as online at www. Users of the Comox Valley Airport between Aug. 16 and 18 are encouraged to check the Comox Valley Airport website at for updates and information on how and when to get to the airport. For more information on the 19 Wing Armed Forces Day and Air Show, visit or follow the event at

In our society today there is such a pressure for people to succeed. We hear the saying, “It’s a doggy dog world out there!” Those who don’t succeed, who don’t make it to the top of the ladder, are often looked down upon, or feel inferior. This drive to succeed, to get ahead, is good in some ways. What it does is helps a person stay up with the latest technologies, or to stay educated with whatever is new in their field. But the drive, the constant striving, to stay ahead, or more so, to be ahead of the next guy, is not good. It puts so much pressure and stress on the individual, that for some, is too much. It affects their health negatively, at the least, or for some, causes them to snap, and as they say, “Go off the deep end.” On this topic, the late Pastor Selwyn Hughes, who was best known for writing the daily devotional “Every Day with Jesus,” addressing other pastors, wrote this:  “I remember addressing a group of ministers in Atlanta, Georgia, on 'Pitfalls in the Ministry.' I told them the story of my own failures, which at that time amounted to a great many, and I said, 'The lesson I have learned from my failures is that I don't have to succeed. I have to do the right thing under God's guidance, and leave success or failure in His hands.' One of the ministers came to me afterwards and said,

Think on These Things By Dan Daase

Clearwater New Life Assembly

'I am a pastor of one of the largest churches in this area, and regarded by my peers as one of the most successful ministers in my denomination. But today you have helped me overcome the greatest pressure in my life – the pressure to succeed.' In the early years of my ministry, I was extremely successoriented; when I succeeded, I felt good, and when I failed, I felt devastated. Then God said to me quite bluntly one day, 'Are you willing to be a failure?' The question shook me rigid. It was a whole week later before I found sufficient grace to answer that question with a, 'Yes,' and when I did, I was instantly released from the two things that had crippled my life and ministry – the pressure to succeed and the fear of failure. Now, what matters is not succeeding or failing, but being true to Him. Success and failure are in His hands. I am not on the way to success, I am on the Way. What a difference!” (Selwyn Hughes:

“Everyday Light” Hughes may have been addressing pastors in this comment, but it is no less true for all of us. When the pressure to succeed and the fear of failure are not there in our lives, we can go on to do our job with excellence, no matter what that job is. Yes, we want to succeed, and to do that may mean additional training, studying, learning, etc, but we no longer feel the drive, the pressure to succeed, at all costs. No we don’t want to fail at what we are doing, but again, when we know we are doing what we are doing to the best of our ability, and striving for excellence, then the pressures of possibly failing are no longer there. No doubt all of face enough in our daily lives, without having the additional pressures of succeeding, and the fear of failing. As Christians we have the wonderful privilege of coming to God and asking for His help. Jesus says that He gives us His peace, peace that will help us through times of pressures. Peter encourages us to cast our cares upon God, for He cares about us. The next time you feel the pressures of life, whether it is to succeed, or the fear of failing, or some other pressures that threaten to overwhelm you, go to Jesus. As Him for help so that you can make it through, no matter what pressures you may be facing.




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Buy Local funding helps B.C. products Ministry of Agriculture VICTORIA – Shoppers will be able to identify B.C. foods for family meals, school snacks and even pet food, as a result of a branding program the B.C. Food Processors Association (BCFPA)

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produce thousands of products that can add local flavours and adventure to dining. Products that consumers will be able to identify include baked goods, beverages (including beer, coffee and wine), dairy, meat and seafood, fruit and vegetable products, ethnic specialties with global flavours, natural health products and pet food. BCFPA will launch the program in multiple locations throughout the province this fall. Food and natural health product processing is British Columbia’s largest manufacturing sector, with about $8 billion in annual sales and more than 30,000 employees. B.C. products are chosen locally and around the globe as a trusted source of nutrition. The Buy Local program offers successful applicants matching funds up to $100,000 to launch or expand local food marketing campaigns. Building the local market for B.C. foods is a key commitment of government’s Agrifoods Strategy.

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Youngsters try their hands at making felt handicrafts during the Clearwater Children's Art Festival on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Weyerhaeuser Park in Clearwater. Pictured are (l-r, back) mothers Chelsea Miller and Kirstin MacDonald, (front, l-r) Sienna Miller, Hannah MacDonald and Tyler MacDonald. About 150 youngsters visited 10 different activity booths in this year's event. Theme was Vincent Van Gogh.

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Left: North Thompson royalty take part in the Children's Art Festival. Pictured are (l-r) Kendall MacKay, Jenna Zietsov, Aliya Bieber, Cherie Witts and Kennedy Ash. Bieber is this year's North Thompson Fall Fair Ambassador while the others are candidates to hold the position for next year.

Left: Members of the kidz JAM band perform at the arts fest. Pictured are (l-r) Anna Wood on flute (she also does vocals and percussion), Luke Wood on the didgeridoo, Penny Lackey on guitar, and Josh Wood on drums. Missing is Emily Wood, who plays the maracas.

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