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Petition for fire protection in unprotected areas fails to pass Keith McNeill An alternative approval process held for a proposed coterminus fire protection service for unprotected areas in the North Thompson Valley has failed, according to Tim Pennell, ThompsonNicola Regional District director for Wells Gray Country (Area A). For the service to have gone ahead at least 50 per cent of residents plus non-resident property owners in the affected areas would have to have signed a petition in favour of the service. As of the deadline on Friday, Aug. 9, only 27 per cent had signed up, said Pennell. “It's a disappointment,” the Wells Gray Country director said. “We'll have to meet with the other elected officials plus staff and decide what direction we should go next.”

Possible alternatives would include holding a referendum on the issue in conjunction with next fall's civic elections, or dropping the proposal altogether. Pennell said he and the other officials involved would have to talk with people to see if the problem was in the process or in the proposal. Under the co-terminus proposal, people living in the gaps between fire protection areas from McLure to Clearwater would have received fire coverage from the two nearest fire departments on a contract basis. Those living in Birch Island, for example, would have been covered by the Clearwater and Vavenby fire departments. The departments involved would have been compensated at the rate of about $700

per hour for each callout. The plan also included the installation of four 10,000 gallon “dry hydrants” or underground water storage tanks at strategic locations in the gaps to be protected. The proposal would result in continuous fire protection from along the Highway 5 corridor from the south boundary of McLure Fire Protection Area to the north boundary of Vavenby Fire Protection Area. Also included would be Roundtop Road, Birch Island, and the Birch Island -Vavenby Lost Creek Road. Cost of the service would have been $114 on a $100,000 house. However, the TNRD could not guarantee that there would be a timely response to fires or that there would be any savings on fire insurance.

Kaslo woman killed by falling tree Times staff

Magic at Moul Falls Participants in a hike led by Dr. John Soles and Dr. Art Hister cluster near the bottom of Moul Falls on Saturday, Aug. 10. The hike was part of a day-long series of events to promote healthy living. Fo more about Dr. Hister's visit, see page A10 inside. Photo by Kay Knox

A Kaslo woman died Friday when a tree fell on her tent near Clearwater. The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the victim was Alice Bernice Gilbert, 66. She was camping with family and friends on Murtle Lake, a marine campsite in Wells Gray Provincial Park. At about 5 a.m., a 38-metertall tree "spontaneously fell," land-




ing on Gilbert's tent. Others at the campsite immediately called for help, but Gilbert couldn't be resuscitated. The coroner and RCMP are still investigating. Gilbert's family has been notified. According to a report in the Nelson Star, she had been treasurer of the Kaslo Victorian Hospital Auxiliary and an active runner, competing in Kaslo Sufferfest, among other races.

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Roundabout taking shape The roundabout being constructed at the junction of Highway 5 and the road to Wells Gray Park in Clearwater is finally starting to look like a ... er ... roundabout. In the background on Aug. 14 a paving crew lays asphalt in a circular track while bare ground in the center shows where the centre of the roundabout will be. According to the Ministry, the first layer of paving is now complete. The concrete work, including the curbs, roundabout apron and sidewalks, will get underway in the next couple of weeks. The project is on schedule to be completed by the end of October. Photo by Keith McNeill

Fire hazard goes down

DEVELOPMENT OF A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN File #: PMP 121-731-14/19 Applicant: B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, BC Timber Sales - Clearwater Contact: Tyson Luedtke, B.C. Timber Sales, 687 Yellowhead Hwy, Clearwater, BC V0E 1N2, Phone: 250-587-6773 Notice is given that a draft Pest Management Plan has been prepared by the applicant to manage vegetation on Crown lands using the principles of integrated pest management. The use of herbicides is intended within the area to which the pest management plan applies. Other methods may include hand girdling, burning and mechanical cutting using brush saws and chainsaws. The herbicides and application methods proposed for use under this plan include: Herbicide Trade Name

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APPLICATION METHODS: Backpack Sprayer (02), Stump treatment (07), Basal applications (21), Power hose / nozzle (04), Cone sprayer (22) The pest management activities are to be carried out on Crown lands within the Thompson Rivers District and on certain lands covered by BC Timber Sales. Communities will include but are not limited to Clearwater, Barriere, Blue River, Vavenby and Kamloops. The proposed duration of the Pest Management Plan is from November 30, 2013 to November 29, 2018. A draft copy of the Pest Management Plan with maps of the proposed treatment areas may be viewed at the ministry’s office in Clearwater at the above mentioned address. Phone the contact above to make an appointment. A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the address above within 30 days of the publication of this notice.

Keith McNeill After a hectic two weeks of activity, staff at Clearwater Fire Zone received a respite following last weekend's wet weather. “Three days of

fairly good rainfall mean that fire activity has dropped off in the north end of the zone and in Wells Gray Park,” said forest protection technician Vaughn McCaig. As of Monday there were no fire


The North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Association is advising Clearwater and Little Fort residents that the free shuttle to the Fall Fair will no longer be running from those communities due to low ridership in past years. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause those who did make use of the shuttle to attend our Fair.

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crews on the line within the fire zone. Two Initial Attack crews from Northwest Fire Center were about to head home, while the two IA crews based in Clearwater were taking a break. To date the fire zone has dealt with 129 incidents, including fires, smoke chases, and nuisance fires (such as people having campfires in their backyards). There have been about 25 limited action fires located within Wells Gray Park, mostly in

remote areas. The largest of these was a 746 ha blaze north of Hobson Lake in the headwaters of the Clearwater River. Under a fire management agreement with BC Parks, most fires in the northern part of the part are allowed to burn themselves out naturally. As of Monday, fire danger conditions remained moderate to high in the southern end of the zone. Bans on campfires and open fires continue in place.

For the Record The article “Becoming Shiloh coming up

on the weekend” in our Aug. 8 issue incorrectly stated that this was the sixth year that Vavenby Christian Church has organized the event. In fact, Becoming Shiloh has been organized by a team led by Erin Dawson. The church has not been involved. We apologize for the error.


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Researchers talk about flowers and ants Keith McNeill Two of what many participants felt were the most interesting presentations so far in the Wells Gray World Heritage Year were made last weekend – and they had what some might consider the most unlikely of subject matter. Thursday evening and Friday botanist Andy MacKinnon talked about alpine flowers. And on Saturday evening and Sunday entomologist Rob Higgins talked about ants. “The alpine is a challenging place for plants, but many of them do spectacularly well there,” MacKinnon said during a lecture presented Thursday evening at Upper Clearwater Hall. Alpine plants must cope with low winter temperatures, a short and unpredictable growing season, strong winds, and high light intensity – especially ultra-violet light. Plant species that do develop coping strategies for alpine conditions find large areas of western North America open to them. Many alpine species also grow in polar regions as well. The elevation of treeline, which is where the alpine begins, drops lower as one moves towards the poles. The alpine is always lower near the coast than inland. Tree-lines have been going up as a result of climate change. Trees are growing higher than they did before. The area of alpine tundra is predicted to decrease by about 80 per cent in the next 50 to 75 years. There has been a huge dieoff of yellow cedar on the B.C. and Alaskan coast because of climate change. Warming temperatures have decreased the snowpack, which paradoxically has increased the likelihood of the trees' roots getting frozen in winter. Many alpine plants grow close to the ground to avoid the cold and the wind. Many are evergreens, so they don't need to grow new leaves during the short growing season. Because the growing season is short and sometimes doesn't even happen, nearly all alpine plants are perennials. Because red pigments absorb more heat than green, reddish foliage can be an adaptation to cold. It also might help with UV screening. Almost all alpine plants have hairy leaves. The hairs lessen the effect of wind to cool and dry out, but still allow the leaves to exchange gases for survival. Arctic poppy flowers turn to track the sun. This helps keep their ovaries up to six degrees C

warmer than their surroundings. “The alpine is a pretty cool area,” MacKinnon said. About 20 people attended the lecture on alpine plants and roughly the same number took part in a hike to Trophy Mountain flower meadows the following day.

surface are less than one per cent of the colony's total number, Higgins said. Research has shown the workers can live five or six years. They start off caring for eggs and larvae. They then graduate to maintaining the nest itself. Only during the last stage of their life to they forage outside the nest. That stage typically only lasts six days before they are killed. The ants build their nest under and inside a log for a reason. The log typically stays warmer at night than the soil and so is used to incubate larvae. Some species dispense with surface foraging altogether. They raise aphids underground plus eat insects that live in the soil. Only their reproductive stages appear above ground. European fire ants are becoming a problem in Canada. In the United Kingdom, on the other hand, they are protected. A rare species of butterfly uses their nests to over-winter. The next Wells Gray World Heritage Year event will be Volcanoes 101 with Cathie Hickson. There will be a lecture at Upper Clearwater Hall on Friday at 7 p.m., followed by field trips on Saturday and Sunday.

All about ants Thompson Rivers University researcher Rob Higgins took a hands-on approach during a field trip to teach abut ants on Sunday morning. About 20 people had attended a lecture he gave at Upper Clearwater Hall on the topic the evening before, but cool and wet weather reduced that number to about half for the field trip. The lecture had been fascinating although a little gruesome in parts, one participant said. Topics covered included decapitating ants and dracula ants. Despite the unpromising weather, Higgins quickly uncovered several ants nests near the hall during the field trip. Rolling over a log, he found a nest of a particular species of ant that starts its colony by parasitizing the colony of another species. The ants move in, kill the other queens, then trick the remaining workers to continue working as slaves to support them. There is some justice in the world, however. A third species of ant sometimes parasitizes the second. Its queens move in and trick the workers of the colony to feed and care for them. They don't produce more workers, however, only more queens. TRU researcher Rob Higgins (l) searches for ants unThe ants der a log with naturalist Karena Schmidt next to Upper we see moving Clearwater Hall on Sunday. around on the Photo by Keith McNeill

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Andy MacKinnon (l) leads a field trip to the flower meadows on Trophy Mountain on Friday. Photo by Kay Knox


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First Fish Ceremony The Raft River First Ceremony will be held August 28th, 2013 at the Raft River Viewing Platform approximately 8km north of the Information Centre. The day’s activities begin at noon when rocks, grasses, Rose Hips, Saskatoon branches, Douglas Fir boughs, Salmon and vegetables are layered inside the pit cook using the Simpcw traditional method for special occasions, such as the First Fish Ceremony, and then covered until the cooking is complete which usually takes around five hours. During the afternoon there will be traditional games, lehal, stories, displays, drumming and singing. Salmon dinner will be served at 5:00pm by donation. ROCKING OUT AT THE REGATTA The 5th Annual Clearwater Canoe Regatta is ready to move and groove on September 6 & 7 2013. Get Ready – Get Steady – Get Training! Watch the Clearwater Times for training tips from the “Regatta Guy” – everyone needs to be in tip top shape to laugh the day away! The Regatta is a time to acknowledge long standing members of our community who has exceeded in their community service. Send in your GOLDEN MOMENTS nomination to or – GET EXCITED! REGATTA SEASON IS HERE! Saturday Transit Bus Only 3 Free Saturday Community Buses left. Make sure to take advantage of this opportunity 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. Fire ban in effect throughout the Region Effective at noon on Thursday, Aug. 1, all campfires are prohibited across the Kamloops Fire Centre 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 September 3rd, 2013 – Economic Development/Finance & Audit Committee meeting – 5:00pm September 3rd, 2013 – Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm

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"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards." ~ Vernon Sanders Law editorial by Tom Fletcher

Pressure on for skills training

Avola resident loves Smurf blue Editor, The Times:

The gas station will fill up SUVs, cars, etc. The motel will have tourists staying overnight. The towing business will repair the tourists' vehicles and get them on the road. So maybe Brad will help bring more business in with his color of Smurf blue. People in Clearwater must think there is only one person in Avola. I thought after the work was done on the schoolhouse, Eleanor would quit writing stories and more stories about nothing. There are about two Avola residents BC Press Council concerned about The Times is a member of the British Columbia what happened to Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers the school and there complaints from the public about the conduct of member are a lot more than newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of two people in Avola. complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the So, Clearwater complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher please take back does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story your paper and let's treatment, you may contact the BC Press Council. see what is happenYour written concern, with documentation, should be ing in your neck of sent to the woods. BC Press Council,

First I would like to thank Brad Dohms and his wife for an excellent job in upgrading the Avola schoolhouse. Referring to the letter from Eleanor Deckert, it's so easy always see the negative side. Yes, the tourists will remember the Smurf blue and they just might tell more people to come to Avola and check out the color. Which will help the businesses in Avola.... The pub will be happy serving up their famous burgers.

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Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk has offered some advice for students heading for postsecondary education this fall. In a commentary sent to B.C. newspapers, Virk reminded students that his task “is to ensure postsecondary students obtain the experience and qualifications needed to put a paycheque in their back pocket.” B.C. is forecast to have one million jobs to fill by 2020, through a combination of retirements and economic growth. More than 40 per cent of them will require trades and technical training, and for students, likely a move north. “My advice to students is to look at where the jobs are based and tailor their education and training to match,” Virk wrote. “Our population is concentrated in the Lower Mainland and southern Vancouver Island, but as a resource-based economy, many directly and indirectly related jobs are located elsewhere.” That’s not the only blunt message for students deciding on a career. While defending his ministry’s spending plans in the recent legislature session, Virk described some of the problems that are entrenched. Parents, particularly in immigrant communities, push their children towards medicine, law, dentistry or engineering, he noted. Students themselves gravitate toward areas that are familiar to them, such as teaching. B.C. universities graduated 2,000 new teachers last year. Another 850 arrived from out of province and were licensed to teach in B.C. During the same year, the B.C. school system hired 800 teachers. And many of those jobs were outside metropolitan areas. It’s been hammered into us by the B.C. government’s endless “jobs plan” advertising, and a similar campaign by Ottawa, that more students need to focus on trades and resource industries. Virk

acknowledges that his budget contains another $1 million for advertising, the same as last year, much of it to reinforce the need to fill skilled jobs. But he danced around the question of whether there will be spaces in technical programs. NDP critics say the waiting list for these kinds of programs at Kwantlen University and B.C. Institute of Technology are running between a year and three years. And they have frequently noted that advanced education spending is budgeted to decline by $42 million over the next three years. Virk said post-secondary institutions working with industry have produced 456 additional seats in high-demand programs for this year. It’s a start. In July, Premier Christy Clark joined the chorus of premiers protesting Ottawa’s plan to claw back $300 million in federal training money to provinces, for its new employer-driven Canada Jobs Grant. Clark and New Brunswick Premier David Alward were assigned to find an alternative to this drastic shift and report back in the fall. As usual, the NDP spent lots of time grilling Virk about student debt and the alleged need to reduce it. Ministry statistics show that about 30 per cent of students take out loans from the federalprovincial program, and the average is $20,000. One of the latest changes is a program of grants that go toward student debt as a reward for those who complete their chosen program. With 23,000 students collecting $41 million in grants, it might be working. For all the fuss about student debt, students pay only about a third of costs. The rest is on taxpayers, whether it produces any useful education or not. Virk is under instructions to review the student loan program “to find further improvements to meet students’ needs.” Given the magnitude of the gap between what skills our education system produces and what the economy needs, a larger shift in priorities is needed.

Dr. Art uses humor to teach health lessons Editor, the Times;

I would like to raise a glass and say, “Hear hear” to the Royal Canadian Legion, Clearwater Branch 259 and all the people who made it possible for Clearwater to have a Dr. Art Hister Day. From the first class dinner to the two hours of non-stop laughter, it was an evening to remember. Also, a special thanks to Dr. Soles for his introduction and banter. Dr. Hister touched many different aspects of health and medicine, but they were all entwined with humour. He always emphasized not to put a lot of faith in “recent studies” and let common sense prevail. One of his examples of how studies can be made to satisfy the individual, corporation, or government conducting the study was that done on frogs regarding their range of movement. Scientists taught a frog to respond to a command. When

prodded, the frog jumped 15 feet. The scientists then removed one of the frog’s legs and when prodded it only jumped 12 feet. The second leg was removed and the frog jumped nine feet. The removal of the third leg resulted in a jump of six feet. Upon removal of the fourth leg, the frog didn’t jump at all when prodded. As a result of this study, the scientists concluded that “... frogs with no legs are deaf”! Blood pressure was another topic that got a lot of laughs.  Dr. Hister emphasized that the easiest way to control blood pressure was to get plenty of exercise, eat healthily, know your food groups, and keep everything in moderation. Wine is a fruit and beer is a grain! If your idea of a seven course meal is a six-pack and a potato then you’d better have the undertaker’s phone number on speed dial.

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Would you like to see more hiking and biking trails around Clearwater?

Adam Thompson and Beth Ruttan:

Yes, so there are things for people to do. It would be cool if there were cool things to see.

Cindy Dodson:

Yes, definitely I would. I am a tourist from Surrey and I totally would.

Joanne Mackenzie:

John Foster:

There are lots of them already. More than enough for me.

Yes, seeing as how tourism is supposed to be the big thing. A lot of Europeans like that sort of thing.

Lorna Szwaba:

Oh yes, because it's such a beautiful place and there are so many incredible places out there. They would be good for the older people, too.

Everyone should learn how to garden Editor, The Times:

Summer is supposed to be a relaxing time. For many, I suspect it is – however for many it is a time of glorious preparation for the long winter season. Gardens are in full production. Fruit trees drip with goodness, delicious fruit adorns their branches. Tables groan under the weight of canning jars. Freezers devour still more ready to cook pies and blanched veggies. In reading this morning’s BC Food Security Gateway newsletter I discover that in a 30 year USA study people are tooting the fact

that organically grown multi-crop gardens are good for pest control and water retention. Ya think? We gardeners could have shared that information throughout the years to any whom would listen – but somehow it is more ‘believable’ when quoted from a 30-year study. So, what is this gardening all about? Indeed it is difficult – all work is difficult, folks or else ‘they’ would have called it play. So, why not think of it as play? The tasks of taking a seed, having it germinate, grow. In many cases a plant will be asked to survive trans-

planting at the hands of amateurs. Then that same plant needs to be able to flourish when their gardeners can only water on odd or even days. It needs to have enough warmth and sunlight (open the greenhouse door – let the heat out and the bees in!) and it needs to have a loving gardener to remove the weeds and thin the plants so that the healthiest can bolt on to the finish line – otherwise known as our mouth. My hat is off to all those who realize that the real ‘bottom line’ is their health. My hat is off to the mothers and

fathers who choose to take their children to the berry patch and the garden before they gain the reward of a nice dip in the lake and a picnic lunch that they helped to prepare. You are the true hero’s! By taking the time to prepare your family for a winter of eating local by preserving the harvest, and by sharing the skills with the next generations, you are guaranteeing survival of the species. We humans will need to survive on very little in the very near future. Look around. The Earth is heating up. Water is scarce in many

Writer thinks most Avola residents like schoolhouse renovations Editor, The Times:

I'm writing this letter as a response to the numerous unpleasant letters that have been printed in this paper regarding the restorations to the Avola Schoolhouse. The writer of the letters has continued to insult everything from the man who has to done the work, to the TNRD who approved the work, and even the country of Canada and our identifying symbols as if they are something to be embarrassed about. First I would like to say that I grew up in Avola and although I don't live there now, I often return home with my daughter to visit my parents. The moment I saw the picture in the paper of a small group of Avola citizens blocking the way of the contractor to do his work, I was immediately embarrassed for the town of Avola. Now with the continuous insults directed toward the con-

tractors work, the TNRD, and to the THSC, the town of Avola has been steadily negatively represented, and wrongly so. I think perhaps that there may be better causes for the writer of these unpleasant letters to focus her time on. Is there no other more pressing issues in this valley that could use someone with so much time to worry about and try to fix? As it is the work is done, I think it is time to stop this negative attention, move on and get over it. In my opinion, and I think the majority of Avola's citizens, the work looks great. I'm very pleased to know that the building will continue to be accessible for the town of Avola and other locals of the North Thompson Valley to use. Maybe my daughter will be able to one day bring her children here thanks to the TNRD and Brad Dohms' excellent work. Personally, I'm

proud that Avola can be added to the list of stylized Canadian souvenirs, along with their cartoon moose, bear, beavers, RCMP, and loons, eh?? Funny those things were mentioned in a negative manner, I'm quite proud of our symbols and as my brother is an RCMP officer, I'm especially proud of that! I know that as a result of contributing this letter I may now be targeted by the writer of these unpleasant letters and as she no doubt has more time to continue with her crusade, I'm sure that this is not the last of it. However, I would like to say that I have no intention of writing another letter, I just felt that Brad's excellent work deserved some positive attention, and that there are other citizens of Avola that agree with me.

Lana Tobin Clearwater, B.C.

many countries, including ours, as we allow water privatization and profits to replace common ownership with corporate takeovers. The oceans are getting very sick. There are very few varieties of birds

compared with when I was a child. Things are changing and those who go outdoors realize they are changing rather quickly. We need to share our gardening and survival skills. Thank you to all

who have taken this time-consuming step towards the survival of the species. My hat is off to each and every one of you!

Cheryl Thomas Clearwater, B.C.


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Clearwater Fire Committee called a public meeting to request support and permission to obtain a loan for purchase of a fire truck and some firefighting equipment. Verla Capostinsky donated a half-acre of land for a fire hall. Ten women turned out to form a women’s auxiliary.



One of two inmates who had held guards at Bear Creek Camp at knife point was sentenced to seven years in the penitentiary. The second escapee was still at large.



Clearwater Camp Two juvenile softball team brought home the gold from the first B.C. Summer Games,

held in Penticton. A large number of friends and relatives turned up at Evergreen Acres to wish two of the most beloved residents happy birthday. Nettie Dewitt celebrated her 95th birthday, and Ada Pearse entered her 85th year.



The first service was held at the new Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Clearwater. The building had been constructed by 2,000 volunteers in two days. Clearwater Airport Society was awaiting word regarding an application to lease 1,000 acres of Crown Land near Spahats Creek Park to build a 5,000 foot airstrip.



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Thursday, August 22, 2013 Clearwater Times

HISTORICAL Perspective

BACK IN TIME Bob McKenzie were winners in the men’s event in the Can-U Canoe contest at Dutch Lake. Sherry Jacobson won the ladies’ event.



A truck driver used a tire to drive off a black bear attacking a female European tourist at the side of Highway 5 north of Blue River. She and a male companion had followed the animal into the woods to get a photograph. A mud slide into the White River muddied the Blue River water system to the point where business-

es had to close down. The North Thompson was brown as far as McLure. Clearwater hosted several women’s softball games as part of the Canada Games. Almost 900 persons came out to watch, and 143 volunteers helped things run smoothly.



A forest fire caused the evacuation of 18 campers near Dunn Lake. The blaze had been spotted from Little Fort. “Within an hour it was five times its original size,” said LFVFD chief Dan Dawe.

The Elevator fire north of Avola was completely contained by fireguards, but there had been a 150-hectare escape. Provincial Emergency Program officials were considering getting a locomotive to provide electricity for Blue River if the fire cut the power-line, said PEP coordinator Tracey Wynnyk.



For the first time in 54 years the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo had to be cancelled, due to a proliferation of forest fires in the area. The fall fair pageant, however, including the crowning of the fair’s Queen and Princess, was to go ahead as scheduled in Barriere.

The Wells Gray Park road up to Clearwater Lake was closed for two days while air tanker crews fought a blaze north of Helmcken Falls. A nineteen year-old from Clearwater was killed in a car crash when his GMC Jimmy left the road and flipped on Highway 5 three kilometers south of Vavenby.



About 40 ATV riders and supporters in chase vehicles stopped for the night in Clearwater. The group was on a Trail Blazers Ride from 100 Mile House to Revelstoke and were on their way to the provincial association's AGM in Revelstoke. A body was discovered on the shore of the North Thompson River north of Barriere. Police believed the body to be that of a 45 year old female weighing approximately 100 pounds. Star Lake Women's

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Dear Regatta Guy, It’s about that Regatta Relay thing….. my training has been going GREAT! I ran up my VISA pretty good so think I’m in good for 5km but I’m not so sure if I’ve got the steam for the bike? Sincerely, Ready to Run Dear Ready to Run, WOW! That is a new form of cross training. Relay Tip:….why go it alone? The Regatta is about TEAM! You run, entice someone to bike and rope 2 more into the paddle part. We’re stoked because if 15 teams participate, Rotary will make $200 & all participants get extra tix for the Hellman Canoe Draw. Dear Regatta Guy, I’ve been training really hard – every day for the past two days and I’m exhausted! How fit do I have to be for this Regatta thing? Sincerely, Fit to Sit Dear Fit to Sit, If you’re happy with your training, we’re happy. Why break a sweat when you can break out the chips and dip instead? It’s the Regatta! We don’t judge, we’re just there for the fun (well, and the snacks and maybe the prizes!). Dear Regatta Guy, I’ve always wanted to run 5km but I’m worried that I’m going to be last and then I’ll be embarrassed and then I’ll probably never run again. How’s

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this Run for Fun going to work so I won’t need therapy at the end? Sincerely, Running Scared Dear Running Scared, Have you no fear! The first step is always the hardest! The Regatta Run IS Fun & all about YOU and your goals! Walk, run, take a cab! There’s no timing and no winning only participating! Its’ staggered start times, snacks at the halfway point and those that look amazing in spandex will be rerouted. Dear Regatta Guy, I have 4 kids who all want to participate in the Kids Try the Tri – I can barely keep up with the laundry, how am I going to keep up with them? Sincerely, Run Ragged Dear RR, Leave the laundry to compost and come to the Regatta! Only kids age 4-7 need a traveling companion. Find someone in double digits who will go with them so you can sit at the finish line and cheer. This year we’ve got a bit of a twist so everyone doesn’t bust out of the gates at once! No race, just fun and a chance for kids to know the feeling of success when they TRI! Ice Cream Prizes and BBQ by donation- now that’s smart housekeeping!






Institute was planning on circulating a counter-petition in Blackpool to determine the level of support for a small tax increase to fund upgrades and upkeep to the hall. The group felt the hall was a heritage building and important gathering place for the Blackpool community.



Thompson Rivers University announced World Heritage Year for Wells Gray Park. Dean of science Tom Dickinson and Upper Clearwater resident Trevor Goward were organizing a year-long series of guided tours, hikes, field courses, lectures and children events. Purpose was to celebrate the planned opening of the Wells Gray TRU Wilderness Center in 2013. More than 150 people took part in Clearwater's sixth Star Gazing Festival. Bill Burnyeat, the community astronomer at the H.R. Macmillan Space Center, was the main presenter. Former Clearwater resident Peter Haring, an inspector with the RCMP, and his wife June received Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee awards during a presentation in Prince George.


The dangers of excess alcohol consumption are very evident in Russia, where 20 year old men have only a 63% chance of reaching the age of 60. Russians consume about 18 litres of pure alcohol per year. That’s twice the Canadian average. The alcohol of choice is vodka. A loss of a sense of taste is really a loss of sense of smell. Taste buds on our tongue help to distinguish sweet, bitter, acidic and salty foods. However, it’s the odours of the food wafting up the nose from the outside, or from the inside via the mouth, that enhances food taste. Causes of loss of sense of smell can be temporary (colds, flu, hayfever), fixable (nasal polyps) or due to more serious illness. See your doctor if you are concerned. Sixty years ago, the publication Nature published the structure of DNA. It took 50 years for scientists to completely decode DNA through the international Human Genome Project, creating a totally new science, genomics. Many compare this discovery with Industrial Revolution in the 18th century and how it changed the world. Genomics may also change the world with cures for many diseases. There’s an effective vaccine available to prevent shingles. If you know someone who has had shingles, you know how painful it can be. The vaccine is recommended for people over 60 who have had chickenpox. Talk to your doctor. We welcome your questions about vaccines to help you make smart choices.



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Military motorcyclists ride to help children Keith McNeill Seven motorcyclists stopped for lunch in Clearwater on Monday, courtesy of Legion Branch 259. The seven were part of the Military Police National Motorcycle Relay Ride, explained George Robinson, the ride captain for B.C. They started from Victoria on Sunday morning. On Tuesday they plan to meet four riders who have ridden from the Atlantic coast. They will escort them through B.C. to the Pacific Ocean at Victoria. Purpose of the ride is to raise money for two charities, Robinson said. The first is the Military Police Fund for Blind Children. This volunteer-run charity helps visibly challenged children up to the age of 21. The second is the Children’s Wish Foundation, which has the mission of fulfilling the wishes of chil-

On Aug. 28 they will meet in front of the dren diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Legislative buildings in Victoria and the cross-Canada Last year the B.C. ride raised $27,000 for the two riders will dip their tires in the Pacific Ocean. charities, more than one-third of the national total of Along the way they are accepting meals and other $75,000. assistance from Legion branches in the towns they The provincial body raised the amount through a pass through. While in Kamloops they will stay oversilent auction, fundraising at a Walmart store, and night in the Rocky Mountain Rangers armoury. pledges from individual riders. This was the first time they stopped in Clearwater Over the previous four years the national ride has for a meal from Legion Branch 259 and the riders said raised a total of $175,000. they appreciate the good food they were given. All the riders pay to participate and receive no money from sponsors to help pay for the cost of lodging, etc, Robinson said. Despite the event's name, only one member of the B.C. ride is a retired military police officer. Most of the rest are serving members of the Canadian military, with different trades such as information technician, engineer and BOARD OF DIRECTORS weapons technician. One is a civilian who works at Royal Roads University. REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 22, 2013 After meeting the other riders The Board of Directors Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, in Jasper they plan to motorcycle August 22, 2013 will be held at the Clearwater Legion Hall, 3-257 Glen, through Golden, Kamloops, Squamish Clearwater, B.C., beginning at 10:00 a.m. All members of the public are and Comox on their way to Victoria.


invited to attend. For further information, please contact the TNRD by calling 250.377.8673, 1.877.377.8673 (toll free in B.C.) or by email at .

Participants in the Military Police National Motorcycle Relay Ride stop for lunch at the Clearwater Legion Hall on Monday. Pictured are (l-r) Alyce Tod, Derek Dekai, Legion member Reita Vandenborre, George Robinson, Stephane LeFoot, Legion member Charlotte Cederholm, Tony Brooks, Shawn Gillis, and Lamont French.

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Library system harmonizes fine rates Submitted Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System is harmonizing its fine structure so that all patrons will now pay the same amount, whether an item was borrowed by a child, adult or senior. The changes took effect on Monday, Aug. 19. Previously, children paid a fine rate of five cents a day for the majority of late items and adults paid 10 cents. Now, all library patrons will pay 10 cents. Even with this change, the TNRD Library System has some of the lowest fine rates in British Columbia. “We feel that this change will be more equitable and more in keeping with how other libraries in B.C. charge for late fees, which is that everyone pays the same,” said Marc Saunders, director of libraries for the TNRD. “Our late fees, which haven’t

changed since the early 1970s, ensure that loaned items are brought back promptly so that others may enjoy them, too.” If library patrons currently have items

fines can be found at If patrons have any questions about the fine rates for a particular item, they should ask a staff member at their local library.

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Registration of pupils NEW TO THE DISTRICT AND BEGINNERS who have not yet been registered for the school term commencing Tuesday, September 3, 2013 will take place at district schools on Tuesday, August 27th and Wednesday, August 28th at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


All elementary and secondary classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, with the exception of Kindergarten students. Please contact your child’s school for Kindergarten specifics. Other exceptions are as follows, but please check school websites or contact individual schools for further details: Brocklehurst Middle School: Classes will begin at 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 3rd for Grade 7 and Leadership students only. September 4th, 8:30 am start for all students at Brocklehurst Middle School. Westwold Elementary School: New students may register at Westwold Elementary School on Tuesday, September 3rd, or at R.L. Clemitson Elementary on August 27th or August 28th, 2013. All elementary schools (rural and in-town) will dismiss students at 12:00 noon. Secondary in-town schools will dismiss students at 3:00 p.m. Rural secondary schools will dismiss students at 12:30 p.m.


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School bus walk limit policy to schools and buses in effect in all areas of the School District: Primary students, K to Grade 3 – 4 km. to a school and 3.2 km. to a bus stop. All other students, Grade 4 to 12 – 4.8 km. to a school and 3.2 km. to a bus stop. Students should register for transportation within the first week of school to ensure a school bus ride for the 2013-2014 school year. All bus schedules are subject to changes in the course of the school year as a result of traffic patterns, weather conditions and population density. For further information on bus routes and schedules, please contact the School District Transportation Department at (250) 372-5853. For Clearwater school bus schedules, please call (250) 674-3224.

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Reminiscing about the first North Thompson Fall Fair By Jill Hayward North Thompson Star/Journal When North Thompson Valley farming and ranching families first got together in the fall of 1949 to talk about holding a fall fair, we wonder if they had any idea where that goal would take them? Those families understood how important agriculture is to everyday living, and through their vision, dedication, and enthusiasm we are now embracing the 64th North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo this year. The first meeting of the Lower North Thompson Fall Fair Association (NTFFA) was called in March 1950 by chairman Ernie Schmidt, in the Chinook Cove Hall. Jack Grey, a Kamloops District Agriculturist, assisted. Seven or eight men, and three women attended that very first gathering.   All agreed that there was enough interest to try to have an agriculture fair in the fall of that year.  Someone then suggested that notes be kept of the meeting, and this was when Geordie (Bradford) Salle took up her pen and thus became the first secretary/treasurer of the association. Len Johnson of Heffley Creek/Rayleigh was appointed manager. “We wanted a fair to accommodate our 4H youngsters,” said Geordie during an August 2009 interview for the fair’s 60th anniversary, “They needed an outlet to present their livestock and projects, without having to make the drive into Kamloops over that horrible road. It was gravel, and full of pot holes, with just a little bit of pavement at Rayleigh; and it took at least an hour anda-half to travel it.”

Mel Schmidt, who also attended the 1950 Fair, becoming the associations 4H representative a few years later, says, “I was a 4H member for that first Fair. I belonged to the Barriere 4H Beef Club which was formed in 1943, and Willie Watt was our coach. When we showed our animals in Kamloops most of the people in the North Thompson Valley never got to see the 4H animals that the kids had raised, because they didn’t drive down that road unless they had to.” The next meeting of the group in April of that year drew a much larger turnout, word was starting to spread, and as a result Ernie Schmidt, Geordie Salle, Len Johnson, Harry Leavitt, Bill Steward, Clayton Gardiner and others did a lot of foot work to set up the association. They made numerous trips over a very rough highway, to Mr. Gray’s office in Kamloops to draw up bylaws and a constitution for the North Thompson Fall Fair Association. The first fair was held on the September Labour Day Weekend at the Native Sons of Canada Hall in Louis Creek (a property known in more recent years as the Tolko Louis Creek Mill; since 2004 as the Louis Creek Industrial Park, and most recently the Barriere Southgate Industrial Park). The property cost $50 to rent for the one day event; and a 12 page Fall Fair catalogue promised: “To make your Labour Day a real holiday, a full round of entertainment during the day and evening is assured.” The catalogue included 11 sections for competition, with a large section devoted to ‘Women’s Work’ including such classes as ‘Embroidery on flour sacking

for household use’. Geordie reminisced about that first fair. “We had lots of fun holding competitions like cow milking, 4H calf catching, and a man gave a sheep dog demonstration. I remember how amazed I was when all of a sudden the sheep started to run away towards Squam Bay, and that fellow just pointed at his dog and it whistled right up and brought them back – I’ll never forget that.” Five hundred attended that first fair. “The bulk of people came from the Valley, or Kamloops,” said Mel, “But some came from the Lower Mainland to look at the bulls we had here.” A contest to find the first Fall Fair Queen also took place in 1950. The queen was chosen in the early days by requiring candidates to sell tickets to the fair. The one selling the most tickets was named queen. Thirteenyear-old Sylvia Sheaves received the crown and stated, “My grandma spent her whole pension cheque buying tickets from me.” Mel noted that he had the honour of driving the new queen in a democrat buggy with his team of mules in the first parade. The parade route took them to the Louis Creek grounds where on arrival she was officially crowned queen on a stage constructed for the occasion. There was also the finals for the Valley Cup baseball tournament (which Vinsulla won), track and field events, horseshoe pitching contests, games, hall exhibits, judging, and concessions filled the day. In the evening everything was cleared out of the hall and a dance was held. Geordie says she missed a lot of the fun be-

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The first Fall Fair Quen was crowned in 1950; pictured are (l - r) Mary Matuga, newly crowned Queen Sylvia Sheaves, Fanny Cleavely and Kim Gatehouse.

cause she was in a booth handling the money as it came in. “I was awed, we took in over $1,000,” said Geordie, “That was a lot of money in those days.” Mel notes, “In 1950 a carpenter made approximately .90¢ an hour, or $36 per week.” When the dust had settled the NTFFA realized the 1950 fair had exceeded everyone’s expectations. Expenses showed at $1,161.69, income at $2,413.69, profit $1,252. Geordie said she still has fond memories of all the past fairs, “There was the Mister and Misses Trophy put up by Ernie and Mrs. Woodward for the couple getting the most points from exhibiting at the fair,” said Geordie, “Johnny and Gertrude Uppenborn won it the first year, and I remember Karl and Inge Rainer won it another. Johnny and Gertrude started the dinners at the fair (called Johnny’s Beanery); I remember they had great big copper tubs full of potatoes and other food.” She says she appreciated the generosity of Kerry Long, “Who always gave us $100 every year to support the fair – pretty good money in those days.” “One year we made a great big three tiered cake

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Barriere resident Mel Schmidt was a 4-H competitor and showed beef cattle during the early years of the Fall Fair.

for BC’s anniversary, and then we balanced it on a truck and put it in the fair parade,” remembered Geordie, “Then another time we all got dressed up in old time clothes and made a covered wagon, putting it in the parade for Canada’s birthday. I wore that same dress again 50 years later for our Canada Day and North Thompson Homecoming at the fairgrounds in 2008.” Mel stated he remembered William Louie from Kamloops, “He put up a trophy every year for grade 7 and under for the ‘best essay’ in the school work section. He always wanted people to be able to read and write.” Both laughed over a

Barriere’s Geordie and Manna Salle pictured at an event in 2008, wearing a dress she made and wore in a Fall Fair parade 50 years earlier. Geordie is a founding director of the Association.

parade float from the past that had little kids sitting under a giant crow and chickens constructed on top of the float, “It was so hot the kids almost died from the heat!” Asked what she thinks of how the fair has matured over the years Geordie replied, “I think the fair today is awesome, it’s a really good family fair, and that’s what we wanted to create – a place for 4H, agriculture, and families. I think the fact that young families are involved – they volunteer and take on jobs – is because their folks were involved so long ago; the Rainers, Salles, Schillings, Johnsons, Stewarts, Schmidts, Wilsons, Frasers, and so many others. “Some things have

changed, but the base stays the same. I absolutely enjoy the fair. It’s like a family – a thing you don’t want to let down. It makes it so rewarding when the families carry on – not just my family, but other people’s as well – they all seem like mine with the fair.” Geordie Salle is a Life Member of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association and is still active as a volunteer along with husband Manna (pictured), who will turn 100 this year. They have four daughters, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and 16 foster children who have all been a part of the annual fall fair in Barriere.

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Clearwater Times Thursday, August 22, 2013 A9 Left in the picture: back row: Murray Stockton, director, Mary Johnson, director, Sandra Holmes, president, front: Kay Knox, treasurer, Leonard Warner, director, Evelyn Warner secretary. missing from the photo, John Knox, director, Ella Greffard, vice-president, Lois Geiger, director and Don Geiger, director. Photo submitted

Many activities hosted by seniors society Sandra Holmes Wells Gray Country Senior's Society held its executive meeting recently. The society's mandate is to be a medium for all senior citizens to be active and productive, and to encourage and foster involvement in activities for the betterment of themselves and their community. The executive reviewed the activities that the society did well last year. These included conducting bus trips and sponsoring a book club, a writer's circle and the Third Sunday

Social. The society supported The Walk for Memories, liaised with the Friendly Club and shared potluck lunches and picnics. Those were just a few examples. The executive also looked at some of the aspects of the society that they felt could be improved and areas where it could expand and grow. Membership is always an area the society is promoting. This community is filled with talented and vibrant seniors who have lots to give. If you are someone wanting to belong to a group of

dynamic seniors (junior and senior) we encourage you to attend our regular meeting the first Wednesday of the month at the Community Resource Centre in Clearwater. If you want to come and check us out, join us for a no-host lunch at the Wells Gray Inn at 12:30 on the third Sunday of the month. If you have a talent to share or an interesting presentation you'd like to give, please let us know. All are welcome to join us at our next meeting on Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Community Resource Centre.

Is Clearwater really Cliquewater?

I have been in this delightful municipality for a year now. It has gone by very quickly. When I first came to the area I greeted various people some of whom, not most, told me that the community was very cliquey. I’ve even heard Clearwater be termed “Cliquewater”. A clique, for those who are unfamiliar with the word, is defined as a small, exclusive group of friends or associates. The implication is that Clearwater has within it groups of people that are close relationally and purposefully exclude others from joining said group. In spite of what I have heard I don’t believe that there are

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cliques in Clearwater. I do believe that there are groups of people that get along well, however, I do not believe these groups are exclusive. At most these groups are comfortable with each other and do not feel the need to reach out to include others, but to say such groups

actively exclude others is a bizarre accusation. It seems more likely that those who claim Clearwater to be Cliquewater are lonely. Thus such people are revealing the aching need we all have to belong and be part of a group of people that love and care for one another. People claiming that Clearwater is a cliquey community are more than likely putting the responsibly of their loneliness on others as way of avoiding the terrible thoughts that tell them that they are unacceptable. If this is you, don’t be embarrassed. Belonging is a fundamental need that God put in all of our

hearts. The ache of loneliness you feel is God’s way of drawing you to Himself. This need to be accepted is satisfied by receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and joining a church community that fosters the love and acceptance of God. Christianity is an invitation into a love relationship with God that is extended through his church. Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29  Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry.”

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Dr. Art Hister teaches healthy living in Clearwater Kay Knox “There’s the man himself,” someone said to me as we stood chatting at Clearwater’s Saturday morning Farmers Market on Aug. 10. Dr. Art Hister strode in and within minutes made two purchases. His wife was eyeing items at other stalls. “We enjoy listening to you each morning,” I mentioned upon introducing myself. “You must do a huge amount of reading and scanning on the computer.” “I’d be doing it anyway,” he responded, adding with his usual frankness, “this way I get paid for it. What could be better than that?” I thanked him for coming. “It’s great coming to small towns because you’re treated like a celebrity. I’ve been practising my ‘queenly’ wave,” he grinned – demonstrat-

Participants in a healthy living seminar given Aug. 10 at the Clearwater Legion Hall pose for a photograph. Pictured are (l-r) Dr. John Soles, event organizer Joanne Mackenzie, Dr. Art Hister, and Legion representative Harry James. Photo by Kay Knox

ing rather awkwardly! We’d had our usual delicious pancake breakfast earlier with Joanne MacKenzie, the “spark” who took

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the initiative of emailing Dr. Art about visiting Clearwater. “It’s a fund-raiser for the Legion,” she emphasized. “He’d mentioned on Global TV that he was going to Clearbrook! I won’t be easy until I see him here,” she’d said. But here he was. Although dietary concerns could not allow them to partake of the breakfast, he and his wife Phyllis were there before 10 am to meet and greet. It was easy to find him with Joanne sitting there in her “sandwich board” of posters donated by North Thompson Times.

Pastor Ian Molliett and his daughter Vienna were among the first to come and Dr. John Soles was on hand to meet him. These two doctors sat chatting, not about medical issues, but sharing recent hiking forays. “We were up early,” Phyllis had mentioned. “We’ve already been to The Kettle.” Gaping somewhat, we pictured them driving and hiking down to the whirling Kettle on Clearwater River. However, they’d been to The Kettle at Interior Whitewater Expedition’s café for Dr. Art’s favourite health drink: a double

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cappuccino! At 11 a.m. a group of 20 or more keen walkers gathered with the two doctors. After car-pooling and the 20-odd minute drive, we hiked to Moul Falls. I was at the back of this fast pack, so others were already going behind the deluge pouring down from above when my camera and I arrived. A complete rainbow played in the pond at the foot of the falls. Dr. Art and Phyllis hung back initially, but eventually couldn’t say No to the idea of getting sprayed. Off they went, Dr. Soles leading the way with the threesome staying close together, disappearing completely behind the falls for a couple of minutes, before emerging on the other side. When they returned, all were exhilarated as well as being nicely cooled off after the hike, and

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wringing wet! By this time I’d had a few friendly chats with Phyllis and discovered she wanted to swim in Dutch Lake that afternoon. “I’ve participated in a triathlon,” she mentioned. So, swim we did – out to the island in Dutch Lake, enjoying sunshine and calm, warmish water, not to mention glorious sights all around. By the time that was over, the main event was rolling around. At the Legion finally, where tables were attractively set up, about 100 attendees who had previously bought tickets were gathering in happy anticipation. Dr. Art, in his straight-forward, comfortable manner, chatted with everyone he could. Invariably, smiles, chuckles and bursts of laughter would ensue. “Seriously, I feel it is important to connect with seniors,” he stressed when I had a moment to chat with him. “Not enough attention is paid to them,” he added, gesturing around the room to the audience that featured many greying heads. “You give us the gift of laughter, Dr. Art,” I couldn’t help saying, remembering his address in Barriere this past April. At that moment, a youthful, dark-haired beauty approached him: “I hear you’ll talk to anyone!” she chuckled nervously. “I’m easy,” he laughed in response and cameras started clicking, summing up the feeling of warmth and cordiality Dr. Art engendered throughout the day. Sound system set up by Drake Smith, the program began with Henry James of the Legion welcoming all. Lloyd Strickland said grace, stating that he was aware that a blessing following the meal would be the Jewish custom for Dr. Art and Phyllis. A deli-

cious meal followed. Dr. Soles introduced Dr. Art who has been a media doctor since 1991. “However, he’s not doing a good job of doctoring the media!” he quipped. The thoughtprovoking presentation, a fast-paced slide show interspersed with jokes, one-liners, and sound common sense, was titled Yes You Can: Simple Steps for a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life. “This is the greatest place we’ve been in the last 24 hours,” Dr. Art began, before more seriously explaining that his parents were survivors of the Holocaust. “That this is a fundraiser for the Legion is so appropriate,” he said, thanking Joanne MacKenzie for being his “second wife” for the past months as the day was being arranged. The following were among the many gems of wisdom that he suggested to help us to improve our lives: be positive; keep the brain active by learning new stuff; don’t try to postpone aging; improve balance by standing on one leg when brushing teeth; one more magic bullet was that exercise improves brain function. He recommended the Mediterranean Diet as the best for us. Oh yes, and drink lots of coffee! But, stressing the importance of using common sense, he also said: “Don’t overdo anything because moderation always beats excess.” “Medical research doesn’t always mean what you think it means,” he added, giving this website which has links to all medical studies: Given the energy and enthusiasm for life of this couple, it was obvious they totally believe in the words he shares with the people of BC and beyond. It was a privilege to follow them round for a day in Clearwater, and to learn from what they say – and what they do.

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Local nursing staff visit with BCNU president Debra MacPherson at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Pictured are (l-r) DHMH shop steward Tasha Jensen, BCNU Thompson-North Okanagan regional chair Tracy Quewezance, public health representative Crystal Wadlegger, and Debra MacPherson. Photo by Keith McNeill

BCNU president calls for rural nurse practitioners Keith McNeill Nurse practitioners could be of use in communities such as Clearwater that are suffering from a shortage of doctors, according to BC Nurses Union president Debra MacPherson. The BCNU president was in Clearwater on Aug. 14 as part of a tour of the southern Interior. “I’m surprised that they’re not used more in these communities,” she said. “I think nurse practitioners would be very helpful here.” Clearwater presently has only one full-time permanent doctor. Having just one doctor makes it difficult to attract more physicians because of the workload they would be subjected to. A nurse practitioner would be able to trade on call with the doctor, MacPherson said. The nurse practitioner needs to have a doctor that he or she can consult with, but that doctor does not need to be in the same room. In fact, the doctor could be in Kamloops and the

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consultation done electronically. Assisting on problems concerning overall community health such as addictions, diabetes and respiratory conditions would be other tasks that nurse practitioners would be suited for. They also could triage patients to determine who needs to see a doctor and who does not. A nurse practitioner is a nurse who has received additional training to bring his or her qualifications somewhere midway between a nurse and a medical doctor. Southern Interior hospitals face ongoing staffing problems Even though every site they visited during their tour of the souther Interior is unique, certain common themes kept cropping up, MacPherson said. “One issue is always the same ... frustration with staffing,” she said. “Nurses are doing a lot of overtime, which is leading to burnout.” Even though the provincial

health authorities have been getting six per cent increases per year, that is only catching up with the huge cutbacks done in the 1990s. “The ministry says cuts shouldn’t be from the frontline workers, but that’s always where the cuts are,” she said. She said that locally she had heard concerns that long term care staff was to be reduced by two positions, while two new administrators were to be hired. This was not how the priorities should be ordered, she felt. Nurses are often hired at the smaller centers to work parttime, but then end up working full-time hours. MacPherson was making the tour in the BCNU’s motorhome. The vehicle is useful for member outreach, she said. It is also used for community events such as parades, farmers markets and so on. The back of the motorhome opens up into a stage with its own sound system.

The Aug. 17 concert held at the Serenity Performing Arts Centre was headlined by some very talented musicians. There was a wide range in types of music played. People, including children, were up dancing nearly all evening. There was a thankyou given to all supporters of Serenity and one to Krystle Moilliet, who has been the sound technician for two years. First on stage was Danielle Savage and the Miscreants. They are a group based in Penticton. Danielle Walker writes the Local resident Arden Dunfield interprets the music songs, was lead singer, through dance during a performance at Serenity cenand played the guitar, harmonica, and "trum- tre. Photo by Keith McNeilll which he can start/stop as he choospazoo" an instrument she es. It was very unique to hear and put together herself. made it seem like he had a whole On the drums was Darren band with him rather than doing it Filipenko, and playing the keysolo. He had a lot of the audience board, recorder, and melodic was up dancing when he used a "nine Ryan Schick. piece back-up band" and "three The band thanked Shirley de Vooght for having them and Walker female singers". Richardson remarked how polite said she couldn't think of a better Canadians are and how much lonplace to be in B.C. ger they clap than Australians. He "Serenity is an awesome venue, has a great sense of humour and Shirley has always supported us. kept the audience laughing. Shirley's great!" she said. Benny Walker and band came The band played a mixture of lively and quiet music – some comi- up on stage last. Richardson played cal. One song was called Dance and with them. He played the lead guitar and sang harmony, Walker was for people who don't dance played the guitar and was lead enough, " ... which is probably all singer, Daniel Paroissien played of us," she said. bass guitar, and Cat Leahy played The group had CDs for sale. the drums and sang harmony. It had just finished a new one the The band performed at Serenity night before. last year and they are touring B.C. The "Australian Invasion" folfor the rest of August. They sang lowed. They were all from a little lively and blues music. They were town in the state of Victoria. very enthusiastic performers. Tom Richardson was first. He One song, called Crazy Mamma has won many prestigious awards they dedicated to de Vooght, in Australia such as Blues Music, "... for she's like a mom to us in Young Performer for Victoria, and Canada." Best Album for Victoria. The group was called back for Richardson played the guitar, the an encore. For one of their songs weissenborn which is a slide guitar, and the loop pedal. The loop pedal they got two-year-old Weston Adamson on stage with them. He is operated by his foot. It records had a little guitar and he played what he is playing live, and it loops along with Richardson and with it continuously. Then he can add Walker and his band. Adamson layers and different instruments. had the beat and the moves. The particular loop pedal It was a wonderful evening of Richardson uses allows him to have several loops going at any one time, music.

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Learning how to stand-up paddle board Participants in a stand-up paddle board program that took place Monday evening, Aug. 12 line up next to Dutch Lake. The program was full, attended by 13 people, and taught by certified SUP instructors Suzanne Foster and Kevin Henderson. There was also a kids' stand-up paddle board class held the same day. Both were a part of the summer programs offered by the District of Clearwater's community recreation, healthy living program. Photo submitted

A men's slow pitch tournament held at Capostinsky Park last weekend was one of the most entertaining tournaments he's participated in, according to Jason Mann, one of the organizers. “We had a blast,” he said. Four teams took part. Participants had to be male and over the age of 35, although teams were allowed two younger players each. Red Necks from Kamloops came first, followed in second place by Dirty Jerseys, also from Kamloops. Vernon Lions placed third, while Clearwater's Still Pounding came fourth.

Tourney planned for Labor Day weekend Twelve teams are expected to take part in a slow pitch tournament to be held in Clearwater during the Labor Day weekend, Mann reported. Eight of the teams will be local. Activities will include a dunk tank, a radar gun to measure the speed of throws, and a beer garden. Proceeds from the tournament] will go to community projects. “It will be the first time we'll have had a Labor Day

Stu Love of Clearwater's Still Pounding team lines up for a hit during a home-run competition held as part of a men's slow pitch tournament at Capostinsky Park last weekend. Love won the competition, hitting four home-runs in a row against three by Jason Mann during the final. Photo by Keith McNeill

tournament in a long time,” Mann said. “Depending on how

it goes, we'd like to make it an annual event.”

New owners at Lacarya Golf Course

The new owners of Lacarya Golf Course in Blackpool, Linda and Heinz Fitz, plus their dog Rowdy, invite everyone, golfers and non-golfers alike, to check out their golf course, restaurant and other facilities. Photo by Keith McNeill

Hello and welcome from Heinz and Linda Fitz, the new owners of Lacarya Golf Course and RV Parik, as well as the newly opened 9 & Dine Restaurant, which is now open to the public from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Look for nightly specials as well as early bird breakfast fare of bacon and eggs, or brekky burger (eggs, bacon and cheese on a kaiser). Heinz and I are both from Alberta. We moved to B.C. in 1986 and have had several business adventures: motel and RV Park, Salmon Arm; mini storage, Creston; café and marina, Blind Bay; and an apartment in Quesnel. All these previous businesses lead us to this beautiful valley of Clearwater and the Lacarya Golf Course in Blackpool. We are planning on returning here and operating the course and restaurant for a long time, God willing. Heinz and I look forward to meeting all the local regular golfers, non-golfers, and potential new golfers. We also have a vision and a goal to develop this beautiful course and club house to be the best it can be, welcoming old and new friends, as well as making the surroundings a place of comfort and fun. Thank you to the folks of Clearwater and Blackpool for your support and encouragement during this past month since our opening.

At this time, Heinz and I would like to express our gratitude and a very, very special thank you to Wayne Russell and Dough Richardson, members of Lacarya, who have worked tirelessly and diligently on the course with very little recognition for their efforts. A sincere thank you to both, as the greens may have been a lot worse without your devotion and hard work. Also at this time, Heinz and I would like to express a special thank you to another pair, Terri and Joe Pelton. We are especially grateful to you both, you truly made our transition with taking over the business a lot easier than it would have been. It was a privilege to have you both on board, giving so freely of your expertise, time and generosity. Please accept our sincere thank you for your kindness and dedication, it truly made a difference to us both. God Bless you all. A final note of appreciation goes to our kitchen staff, who have been on board with us from the very beginning, Heather McDermid and Tara Romeo. Their dedication and hard work, great ideas and organization skills have eased our workload tremendously. Heinz and I are blessed to have a great cooking staff. Look for the smiling faces of our serving staff, who are excited to be working at Lacarya. We are striving to provide a great service and even better hospitality to all golfers and non-golfers. Thank you, Heinz & Linda Fitz Lacarya Golf Course This is a paid advertisement

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World-class Chinese skaters training in Kamloops Kamloops This Week The Chinese shorttrack speed-skating team is training in Kamloops for the fifth

year in a row. Spectators can check out the action from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from Monday to Saturday at McArthur Island Sports and

Events Centre until the end of August. The team is gearing up for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and there are several Chinese skaters

pegged to reach the podium. During his tenure as mayor, Kamloops North-Thompson Liberal MLA Terry Lake and a 22-mem-

ber delegation visited the Far East in 2008. The delegation brokered the deal that brought the Chinese team to McArthur, home to two speed-

skating clubs — the Kamloops Long

BC Seniors Games underway in Kamloops Marty Hastings Kamloops This Week The River City is once again on display as nearly 4,000 competitors from across the province participate in the BC Seniors Games, which got underway in Kamloops on Tuesday, Aug. 20. “To have people coming from all over British Columbia representing their zones, of which there are 12, we’re extremely excited,” Kamloops Games president Charlie Bruce

said. Hotels across the Tournament Capital have been booked solid for months, with campsites open to accommodate the trailers, campers and motorhomes of those who could not find a room. With about 1,300 volunteers signed on to help out, Bruce said the number of people directly involved with the Games will climb to about 5,300, making it the largest multi-sport event in Kamloops history. It is not yet clear if

Kamloops will usurp Richmond and claim the participant-record mark, with the Lower Mainland city having welcomed more than 3,800 competitors to the 2009 Games. Free transportation will be on offer to those participating in the Kamloops event. “In previous Games, often in big cites, we found out that when the seniors got there, they didn’t like to drive around,” Bruce said. “If you’re a credited participant or credited volunteer, you have free city transportation. “We also have a fleet of

vehicles moving athletes around.” There is no charge for spectators to attend the opening and closing ceremonies or any of the Games’ 25 events. The opening ceremony was held on Wednesday evening, Aug. 21. The closing ceremony is slated to get underway at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Tournament Capital Centre. “We certainly encourage the public to come out and watch some impassioned individuals involved in their sports and activities,” Bruce said. Go online to for a venue list and competition schedule.

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from renowned geologist and author One of Canada's top volcano experts learned much of her knowledge in Wells Gray Park. She will be returning to the park to teach a three-day workshop this coming weekend. Dr. Catherine Hickson completed her BSc in geology at UBC and then went on to complete her Ph.D. in 1987, specializing in volcanology. Her choice of specialization came after a firsthand encounter with the immense power of volcanoes as she witnessed the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens from only 14 km away. She quickly decided to make this her career path and has been studying volcanoes around the world ever since. In 1981 she joined the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) as a summer assistant and spent her first geological field work in Wells Gray Provincial Park. The following years were spent continuing this research and the writing her doctoral dissertation on the volcanism of Wells Gray. In 1988 she became a research scientist with the

90 plus to publications GSC. In addition extenserving sive work on the young British volcanic regions of Columbia western North America, she has been to many remote volcanic areas around the world. Between 1996 and 2008 much of her time was spent managing two highly successful, technology transfer development projects in South America. The Multinational Andean Projects focused on hazard mitigation and providing key geoscience information for sustainable development. During her tenure with the Geological Survey of Canada she headed the department’s Vancouver office for seven years and led many regional and national programs, in addition to her international work. She is author of over 100 scientific papers as well as articles for the public, including two books. One book, Nature Wells Gray, with co-author Trevor Goward, illuminates the natural history of one of British Columbia’s greatest provincial parks. The other, Surviving the Stone Wind, vividly portrays the events of May 18, 1980, but also educates the reader on the inner workings of the volcano. She was one of the depart-

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Aug. 28: First Fish Ceremony Aug 31 - Sept 2: North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo in Barriere.

Aug. 27: Health & Healing – Shambhala Meditation Group, 6:30 – 8 pm. 741 Clearwater Village Rd.

Sept. 4: Wells Gray Country Seniors Society monthly meeting, 10-11 am, 751 Clearwater Village Rd. Community Resource Centre

Aug. 27-29: Volleyball Camp, CSS gym, $36, info: 250-

Sept. 6-7: Canoe Regatta.



Wells Gray Country Aug. 24: Elks Breakfast, 8 am-11 am, $6/person, Elks Hall


ONGOING EVENTS 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 • Racoon StrongStart - Raft River Elem school days Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:45-11:45am • Racoon StrongStart - Vavenby Elm school days Wed 8:5011:50am • 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 250-6740224 • 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. • 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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The District of Kitimat is seeking to fill the following positions: Project Engineer: must be a professional Civil Engineer with minimum 3 years professional experience (preferably in municipal environment) and eligible for registration with APEGBC. Permanent full-time (PFT) exempt staff position with competitive compensation and full benefits. Deputy Operations Manager: will have several years experience in municipal or related field and post-secondary education in Water Quality, Civil or Building Technology or related Trade Qualification. PFT exempt staff position with competitive compensation and full benefits. Engineering Technologist 2. Must have a civil engineering technologist diploma, 3 years experience in the civil/municipal discipline, and eligibility for registration with ASTTBC. Bargaining Unit position. Wage: $37.01 - $44.78/hr over 2 years. Submit resumes by September 10, 2013, 4:30 p.m., to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, B.C. V8C 2H7. Fax (250) 632-4995, e-mail Further information can be obtained from our website at

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LOGGING AND Construction jobs. We are looking for experienced and motivated people for the following positions: Hoe Chuckers, Roadbuilders, Skidder Operators, Yarding Crews (tower and gy, hooktender, rigging puller, linewinder), Weight Scale operators, Processors, Front End Loaders, Lowbed and Log Trucker Drivers. Lots of work, local to Fraser Valley and out of town, various day shifts, benefits, good pay, good people. Please fax resume to 778-732-0227 or email

HAFI GRANTS Notice to low income seniors and persons with disability. You may qualify for a grant up to 20,000. to modify and adapt your home for improved safety and accessibility. For details contact your local HAFI expert Hans Ounpuu, Building contractor @ 250-674-3875.

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An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. Bookkeeper (part-time) Bookkeeper needed for busy accounting office in Clearwater. IT knowledge should incl. Quickbooks, Excel & Word. Attention to detail, keenness to learn and take responsibility is essential, as is an understanding of client service and confidentiality. Email resume to


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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. Shop Christmas in August August 24-25, 10am-4pm. Scentsy, 436 Ritchie Rd, Clearwater, BC. Everyone welcome, come check it out! New Fall/Winter books and fragrances will be here. Must make room for new inventory. 25% off discontinued warmers, 10% off all other warmers, bars & travel tins; 25% off all Grace Adele & Velata! 250-674-1588

Retired professional gentleman desires to meet mature lady for companionship, outings, and dinners out. Ph. 250-674-2420

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

SIMPCW FIRST NATION Box 220 Barriere, BC V0E 1E0 Tel: (250) 672-9925 Fax: (250) 672-5500 Email:

Employment Opportunity- 2nd Posting Wellness/D&A Referrals Worker- Permanent Part-Time Position (28 hours/wk) The Simpcw Health Program is receiving applications for a permanent part-time Wellness/ Drug and Alcohol Referrals Worker. The duties include: • Providing drug & alcohol related services including intervention plans, screening and referrals to appropriate agencies and/or treatment facilities and aftercare and follow-up support; • Providing education, health promotion and prevention activities to individuals, families and community. Qualifications: • Addictions Counselor Certification from an accredited body; • A valid Class 5 Driver’s License, a current Criminal Records Check, a clean Driver’s Abstract Knowledge and Abilities: • Knowledge of First Nations culture and traditions; • Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision; • Knowledge and understanding of addictions and mental health, including the referral process and aftercare plans; • Experience with planning and facilitating community workshops; • Knowledge of Integrated Case Management, willingness to use collaborative approach; • Budgeting and financial planning skills; • Program planning skills; • Personal holistic self-care plan; • Availability to work evenings and weekends; • Strong verbal and written communication skills; • Strong computer skills, Microsoft Work, Excel. Salary: commensurate with experience and credentials

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking SUTCO Contracting Ltd. requires experienced flat-bed highway drivers. Min. 2 yrs exp. hwy/mtn driving, loading and tarping. New equipment, satellite dispatch, e-logs, extended benefits & pension plan. CANADA ONLY runs avail. Min. commitment of 24 days out/10,000 miles per month required. fax: 250-357-2009 Enquiries: 1-888-357-2612 Ext: 230

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Art/Music/Dancing INSPIRE your children to be creative and expressive through music! Group keyboard lessons for children ages 3 - 9 that include singing, rhythm, movement, composition and more! Find a teacher near you 1-800-828-4334 or

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Application deadline: 4:00pm, Wednesday, September 4th, 2013. Any application received after that time will not be considered. Interviews will begin on September 6th, with a start date of September 9th. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Send resume and references to: Grace McLeish Health Clerk Simpcw First Nation P.O. Box 220, Barriere, B.C. VOE lEO Phone: 250-672-9925 Fax: 250-672-5500 Email: Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry per Canada’s Human Rights Act and legislative surrounding Employment Equity.

BARRIERE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 629 Barriere Town Rd. Barriere, BC V0E 1E0 Phone: 250-672-0036 / Fax: 250-672-2159

E-mail: • Website: RCA – Casual & Permanent PT, ICS B0007 SANDWICH ARTIST – Subway PT/FT CB0121 CASHIER – Little Fort Store PT/FT CB0123 SERVER – Restaurant / Bar, Knight’s Inn B0130 SERVER – High 5 Diner (Little Fort) B0151 CASUAL ASSISTED LIVING WORKER – Yellowhead Pioneer B0156 CASUAL COOK – Yellowhead Pioneer B0158 GRADER OPERATOR – Bladetec B0165 PRODUCE CLERK / CASHIER / PICKER – B0180 CHAMBERMAID – PT/seas Monte Carlo Motel B0181 CUSTOMER SERVICE – PT Petro Can B0183 HELI – SKI GUIDE Seasonal MWHS CB0186 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Woodco Sawmills PT/FT CB0205 LABOURERS – Woodco Sawmills PT/FT CB0206 FOREST FIRE FIGHTERS – B0211 LEVEL 3 FIRST AID ATTENDANT – B0212

MEDICAL UNIT DRIVER – Must have Class 4 B0213 COOK – Station House B0214 DISHWASHER – Station House B0215 WELLNESS/D&A REFERRAL WORKER – Simpcw SKILL DEVELOPMENT: If you have been on Employment Insurance in the past 3 years (5 years maternity) & are currently unemployed, you may be eligible for re-training dollars. Book an appointment to see one of our counselors for 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.

“The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia” In Partnership with Barriere & District Chamber of Commerce and Yellowhead Community Services

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

E-mail: • Web Page: Housekeeper: Seas/Clw #C0216 Cashier: FT/PT Little Fort #C0123 Maintenance/Monitor: Seas/Clw #C0210 Sandwich Artist: Seas/Little Fort #CB0121 Guesthouse Housekeeper: Seas/Clw #C0209 Line Cook: FT/Little Fort #CB0119 Carpenter’s Helper/Labourer: Seas/Clw #C0208 Motel Housekeeper: Seasonal/Clw #C0207 GENERAL INFORMATION Labourer: PT or FT/Barriere #CB0206 FREE WORKSHOPS to help with your work Admin Assistant: PT or FT/Barriere #CB0205 search are available. Computer/Wireless Installations: FT/Clw #C0203 Please contact us for more information. In person Interviewer: Seasonal/Clw #C0202 • Resumes & Interviews: Go hand in hand, Bookkeeper: PT/Clearwater #C0201 Breakfast so the better prepared you are the greater Heavy Equipment Mechanic: Clw #C0198 the impression you will make to your future Community Support Worker: Casual/Clw #C0195 employer. Please drop in and our friendly Server: FT/PT/Seasonal/Clearwater #C0193 staff will assist you. Maintenance Manager: FT/Blue River #C0191 • Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS): Are Servers: FT/PT Blue River #C0190 you currently on Employment Insurance Prep Cook/Kitchen Helper: FT/Blue Rvr #C0189 or have you been in the last 3-5 years? If Line Cook: FT/Blue River #C0188 you have, you may be eligible for wage Housekeeper: PT/Clearwater #C0187 subsidy. Ask us for further info. Heli-Ski Guide: Seasonal/Blue River #C0186 • Funding for Skill Enhancement: Recent Cook: Seasonal/Clearwater #C0184 or active EI clients with a career plan Housekeeping: Seasonal/Clearwater #C0182 in mind seeking assistance through Housekeeper: Seas/Clearwater #C0178 Service Canada are required to book an Waitress/Waiter: Seas/Clearwater #C0176 appointment with one of our Employment Housekeeper/Kitchen Help: Seas/Clw #C0174 Counsellors. Server: Seasonal/Blue River C0169 • Blue River Library: An employment Sous Chef: Seasonal/Blue River C0167 consultant comes to town twice/mth to the Assistant Manager: FT/Seass\/Clw #C0163 Blue River School. Next visit is Tuesday B&B Housekeeper: Seasonal/Clw #C0162 August 28th from 12:30-2:30. If a one on one Logging Truck Driver: Seas/Clw #C0160 appointment is required, please call to set Housekeepers: Seas/Clw #C0147 up a time prior to the drop in. Front Desk Attendant: Seas/Bl Riv #CB0141 Operated by Yellowhead Community Services The Employment Program of BC is funded by the Government of Canada & the Province of British Columbia



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

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? KILL BED Bugs and their eggs! Buy a Harris bed bug kit, complete room treatment solution. Odorless, non-staining. Not in stores, available online: RESTLESS LEG Syndrome and leg cramps? Fast relief in one hour. Sleep at night. Proven for over 32 years. Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660. STEEL BUILDINGS, Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206

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Carpentry/ Woodwork CERTIFIED CARPENTER FOR HIRE - 30 Years Experience Decks built or repaired. Income Suites Built & Interior Upgrades: kitchens, bathrooms, new window & door install, custom cabinetry, drywall, painting & trim work. Large or small projects. References available. Reasonable rates. Call: 250-616-8332 or Toll Free: 1-855-373-8332

Handypersons Wilkeekon Services Handyman & Cleaning Residential & Commercial Moving in/out, DIY projects, construction site, interior/exterior, light hauls Bonded Gayle Peekeekoot Ray Wilson 250-674-2775

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

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

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Clearwater: 3 bdrm home. Incl satellite tv, internet, $1400.00/mo 250-674-2465 Lakefront, 2 bdrm, short term, furnished, Sep 1-Jun 30. WD, NS/NP. $750/mo incl. util. 1778-773-2465 or 250-6722434.

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 LOG HOME shell kit WRC 6X8 flat 3 bdrm w/grge & curved glass sunroom, ready to ship, 604-856-9732

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


Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at Recreational/Sale 1983 Vanguard camper, 9.5 ft, awning, excellent condition. $1500.00 obo 250-674-3616


Legal Notices Woodlot License Plan Notice is hereby given that a Draft Woodlot License Plan for Woodlot License 710 will be available for review from August 23, 2013 to September 23, 2013. This Woodlot License Plan covers Queen Bess Ridge, Joseph Creek, Axel Lake, and Russell Creek (Clearwater Community Watershed). It replaces the Woodlot Forest Development Plan.

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February 19– March 20

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May 21– June 21

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July 23– August 22

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October 23– November 21

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Milna Jean Young September 7, 1921 - August 15, 2013 Milna passed away suddenly on August 15, 2013. She was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Winifred Mills (Kamloops BC), brother Norman Mills (Ottawa Ontario), and her husbands Charles Eric Person (Kamloops BC), and Arthur Franklin Young (Clearwater BC). She is survived by her daughter Sandra (Neil) Stearns, granddaughters Sherry (Bob) Carmichael, Tammy (Chris) McDonald, Lorie (Pat) Chambers, great grandsons Matthew, Mitchell (Nicole) Carmichael, Alexander McDonald and Braeden and Brycen Chambers, great granddaughters Rachelle (Thomas), Melissa and Ryann Chambers, Arthur’s children Larry (Sharon) Young, Mabel Amoroso and her family. Brother Roy (Barb) Mills, sister in laws Amy Mills, Bev Mounce, brother in law Mel Young, and their families including numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces. Milna was born and raised in Kamloops BC. As a child she enjoyed many outings with her brothers and family to the surrounding area for picnics. Milna learned and loved Highland dance. Whenever she heard bagpipes, she would hop up and do a little jig! She worked at the Buttermaid Bakery, Palm Dairies, and the Co-op Cattle Auctions. She married her first husband Chuck in

1941. In 1944 Sandra was born. Chuck passed away in 1947. In 1952 Milna married Arthur in Kamloops. In 1963 the city girl turned country when they moved to the A/Y Ranch in Clearwater with Larry. Milna loved animals of all kinds. They had many adventures together learning about farming. Milna always had a project on the go, whether it was gardening, sewing, spinning wool, writing letters and poems or baking treats for Arthur. There were always sweets to go with tea at three. For many years she has been a faithful member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses; they were her second family. Milna was a lifetime member of the Raft River Riding Club and a lifetime member of the Clearwater Ski Club. She always enjoyed giving gifts and never went anywhere empty handed! She always took great interest and played a supportive role in all of her family’s lives.

Milna was a world traveller; she saw Europe, most of Canada, Hawaii, Fiji, Hong Kong, Alaska, and New Zealand. Her favourite trip was tracing the family history in England, staying at the ancestral Lumley Castle with her Girls. In 2000 Milna and her entire family took pleasure in an Alaskan Cruise. Her most recent trip was to Ottawa, to attend the National Heritage Fair that Alex was participating in. While in Ottawa she had a wonderful visit with her sister in law Amy and family. The trip continued on to Nova Scotia to trace the Mills family history. This was another exciting journey shared with many family members. The family and friends will always cherish the adventures and memories Milna brought to our lives! Milna was buried in the Riverview Cemetery, Clearwater, BC, beside her husband, Arthur Young, on August 20, 2013. Following this private family committal service, a gathering to celebrate Milna’s life was held at the Ski Hill Lodge in Clearwater. Donations in memory of Milna Young to the SPCA, 1211 8th St., Kamloops, BC, V2B 2Y3, to the MS Society, 275A Seymour St., Kamloops, BC, V2C 2E7, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, telephone 250-674-3030.

MP McLeod’s releases survey results on the future of Canada Post Submitted Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops- Thompson- Cariboo released her survey results on Aug. 14 about the Future of Canada Post. “The public future of Canada Post consultations that are being held in order to determine the most cost-friendly and sustainable way forward for Canada Post have certainly sparked the interests of Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo constituents,” said McLeod. “We have received input from just under 500 constituents by phone, email, and a recent householder survey on the recommendations of the Conference Board of Canada report assessing the future of postal services in the country.” The results of the householder survey reflect the general views of Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo on this issue, respondents had the

option to select more than one recommendation: • 60 per cent of respondents supported the Conference Board recommendation of alternate day delivery by Canada Post, with very few opposed. • 53 per cent supported moving to community mailboxes as opposed to door-to-door delivery. • 37 per cent favored replacing corporate post offices with franchise postal outlets. • 20 per cent would accept price increases. • 14 per cent were open to reducing the speed of delivery. “I have provided the results of our outreach efforts to Canada Post today and know they will be taken into consideration as our government moves forward in ensuring that Canada Post remains a viable and cost-effective entity,” concluded McLeod.

Calendar prize-winner Cheryl Thomas (l) of the Clearwater Festival and Events Society presents Sylvia Arduini with a $100 cheque for her prompt renewal of her Community Spirit Calendar. Funds raised by calendar sales help support events in the valley. Photo submitted

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Thursday, August 22, 2013 Clearwater Times

Clearwater youth reports on year in Abu Dhabi Robson Beaudry Abu Dhabi lies in the heart of the Middle East – South Asia region and is the capital of the gulf state of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is here that I have spent the last year studying at New York University’s newest, and some would say most ambitious, school. Living in the UAE has been a challenging experience, but also a very rewarding one. Let’s start with the UAE itself. The first thing I had to realize about the Middle East was that it is not a homogenous body. The gulf states (a group of six countries, including Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait) are uniquely separate from the Middle East and, indeed, serve as an anomaly within the world at large. These states are oil

Robson Beaudry looks out over the city of Abu Dhabi from a high vantage point. The Clearwater youth is studying there at a campus of New York University. Photo submitted

rich, which has made them incredibly wealthy. Clearwater is quite an egalitarian place. Growing

up here, you go to the same high school as everyone else, get the same medical care as everyone else,

and face many of the same problems as everyone else. Within the UAE though, there is a huge

inequality between the “citizens” (who have access to the benefits of living in the UAE), and the migrant workers (who make up 90 per cent of the population). As someone who grew up in Clearwater, it’s troubling to live in a place where who your parents are and how much money you have are the defining factors in your life. Some would question why I would study in society that I find with so many problems. What I’ve found however, is that change can be better made on the inside than on the outside. In its three years of existence, I’ve already seen firsthand the positive change that New York University has had in Abu Dhabi. It’s easy to criticize from a distance, but without actually experiencing the people, places and culture

of a region, it’s difficult to make make any meaningful impact. Ultimately, I’ve found that it’s always better to engage with what we want to change, and this has informed my decision to study in the Middle East. What I’ve found is that the UAE has many problems, but also many good things going for it. The people are kind and hospitable, a moderate version of Islam is practiced that gives depth and uniqueness to the culture and, unlike most states, the UAE has done a good job of managing its oil wealth. After spending the summer between Clearwater and New York, I’m heading back for another year in Abu Dhabi. Despite some trepidation, I’m optimistic about what the future will bring for me, and for the UAE as a whole.

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North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo

dults $12 a dents s/Stu r S 8 $ r unde 10 & Free

Aug. 31 & Sept. 1, 2, 2013 at the Fairgrounds in Barriere, B.C.

• 3 days of BCRA Rodeo • Pony Chuckwagon Races • Exhibits • Livestock Shows • Heavy Horse Pulls • Concessions • Clowns • Magicians • Musicians • Children’s Area • Parades • and more

for hole the w ! family


Becoming Shiloh Erin Dawson, lead vocalist and bass player with Vavenby’s Contender band, performs during the sixth annual Becoming Shiloh rock, Christian and blue grass music event at Serenity Acres the weekend before last. Dawson has played a lead role in organizing the event since its beginning. Photo by Shirley de Vooght

Clearwater Times, August 22, 2013  

August 22, 2013 edition of the Clearwater Times