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Tahbi Skye, left, and Yarrow Earthheart of Skye Farms in Lumby showed off some of their garlic harvest at the South Cariboo Garlic festival on Aug. 24. The farm is a regular vendor at the annual weekend-long festival in Lac la Hache. (See more photos on page B1.)

Hearings wrap up with remarks Supporters message: let us ‘live long and prosper’ at home Carole Rooney Free Press

Two local businessmen were among the more than two dozen people who spoke their minds when the federal New Prosperity GoldCopper Project environmental review panel wrapped up its public hearing sessions with a Closing Remarks Session on Aug. 23. Len Doucette says he made two presentations to the panel, one as a South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) representative, and one for his Say Yes to New Prosperity (SYNP) Facebook group. Both were essentially a summary of the social and economic impacts the mine could have on 100 Mile House, and he began with his SYNP summary. “The new mine will be employing

700 people in the construction phase seeking employment elsewhere is and 600 during operation, with well demonstrated by the 25 per cent over 1,200 indirect jobs. We are a ratio of seniors in the region, he says, resource-based community, and adding this is well over the provinwith Boss Mountain [mine] closing cial average. in the early 1980s, it is time that we On behalf of the SCCC, Doucette welcome a new mine – spenotes he centred his panel cifically, New Prosperity.” remarks on potential Doucette notes he mine impacts to the South explained his children and Cariboo economy. grandchildren should have “The economic and social an option to “stay, live and benefits that it will generate prosper” in their home comwill most certainly be felt munity and not be forced to within the South Cariboo LEN DOUCETTE leave to find work. community through jobs “Student enrolment is – both direct and indirect down by 38 per cent since from 2001. supplies in support of local busiThe socio-economic index released ness.” by School District #27 shows the Doucette says he felt his closing Cariboo-Chilcotin in 49th place out remarks were well received by the of 57 [districts].” panel, but adds the session was not This exodus of younger workers as well attended as the hearings.

Nick Christianson addressed the panel on behalf of himself and his family. Christianson says he told the panel it is now clear to him the mine project controversy is merely a way for First Nations groups to pursue land-claims issues. “The government needs to deal with First Nations [land claims] ... they are limiting progress because of this stumbling block. “I don’t think the [First Nations involved] understand you can’t hold the proponents as a ‘hostage’ to further their land claims.” He notes an Aug. 21 Prince George Citizen article states some First Nations presenters “repeatedly” told the panel the mine location Continued on A4



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At the Secwepemc First Nation Gathering, Lydia Dick, left, and Taylor Shecapio enjoyed a demonstration from expert drum maker Norman Retasaet on Aug. 17, while Edna Sellers finished lacing up the last of the buffalo hide on a drum she had just learned how to craft.

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Green Lake setting significant to regional First Nation Carole Rooney Free Press

The 2013 Secwepemc (Shuswap First Nation) Gathering at the Green Lake/Watch Lake Gymkhana Grounds on Aug. 17-19 was a sight to behold and an event to remember. Chief Mike Archie of the Canim Lake Band, the host for this year’s gathering, says the Green Lake area as a gathering place has been a significant piece of Secwepemc history for a very, very long time. However, it has been at least 120 years since it held an assembly there, so this event helped revive that heritage. “As one of 17 bands, it was an honour to host the event. It brought out a lot of the history and the culture of our people in looking at the unity, and working together as one within our leadership.” Archie says he was thankful to see up to 90 per cent of the Secwepemc chiefs attend and stay all weekend to participate in dancing, prayers and “looking after our people.” The chief explains the gathering had representation from elders, families and youth from all 17 bands, who turned out to meet, celebrate, tell stories and share traditional activities. He notes there was good participation from the District of 100 Mile House, with Mayor Mitch Campsall, and the Cariboo Regional District, with chair Al Richmond, in attendance. The Canim Lake Band greatly appreciates the ongoing support it gets from these neighbouring local governments whenever it hosts events, he says, adding this reflects well for visiting First Nations. “This year, the gathering was held differently,

when each of the 17 bands took a different role in concentrating on either cooking or cleaning up or looking after some kind of activity.” All the chiefs, band councillors, Campsall and Richmond spent several hours cooking a group supper on Aug. 18. Elders were also very involved, sharing stories laced with Secwepemc legends, culture and ceremonial history, Chief Archie explains. The Secwepemc Nation’s Stsmémelt Project helped keep the children busy and happy. “They donated funds to help our children with drum making and rattle making and other different cultural activities. They did well there, so we had a lot of our children’s activities that were throughout the weekend.” Having good cultural crafts and games to learn skills and heritage from is important for the children, but also for the band’s future, he adds. One highlight of the weekend was an all-chief dance competition – won by Chief Archie. “I am very happy with the [gathering] result, and I take my hat off to the community out there in 70 Mile and Green Lake. I want to express my appreciation for their opening up the gymkhana grounds for us.” With its history of Secwepemc peoples meeting there, it is a meaningful and important site, the chief says, adding the last gathering, in the late 1800s, facilitated important political/government policy discussions. Beyond that, its purpose as a meeting place goes back to time immemorial. He explains the translation of the Green Lake area name in the Secwepemc (Shuswap) language means “a place for passing the word.”

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia has finished redrawing the province’s federal electoral map. In its proposal, the commission had removed some portions of the Cariboo, including 100 Mile House, 108 Mile Ranch and Lac la Hache from the existing KamloopsThompson-Cariboo electoral district. After considering submissions, it decided against this, and left the boundaries largely unchanged. The map will become official this fall for general elections beginning in 2014.

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An electrical transformer/switch upgrade is nearing completion at Horse Lake Elementary School, Thiessen says, adding full power was restored to the school in early August. The major gymnasium expansion and new auto shop project at PSO began this month with demolition and site work by SD27 contractor BPR Construction Ltd. of Kelowna, he explains. Thiessen says SD27 has moved in three portable classrooms to temporarily accommodate school programs while construction is in progress. “In addition, we are partitioning the existing gymnasium, front offices and washrooms at 100 Mile Junior to accommodate the PSO physical education program for this coming school year, until the PSO gym expansion is completed.” He adds some other minor school projects have also been undertaken in the South End, including several new floors and paint upgrades.

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School District #27 (SD27) superintendent Mark Thiessen says he is pleased with the outcome of a recent memorandum of agreement, which dealt with the relocation of teachers displaced by school closures. It was signed by the Cariboo-Chilcotin Teachers’ Association, the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, the B.C. Public School Employer’s Association and SD27. “The memorandum of agreement expedited the staffing process, resulting in the placement of teachers in a timely manner,” he explains. In the school district’s South End, Thiessen notes that all full-time teachers who sought them found full-time jobs. Other than retiring teachers, Thiessen says all of them continue to hold permanent positions, with some increasing their full-time equivalency (FTE). Teachers at 100 Mile House Junior Secondary either maintained or improved their FTE with transitions to Peter Skene Ogden Secondary (PSO), he adds, while the teachers at Buffalo Creek Elementary School also maintained or improved their FTE position by moving over to various schools. There are 15 teachers continuing to hold positions between these two closing schools, Thiessen notes.

“Some teachers who held temporary positions were successful in securing [permanent] positions.” The agreement assured all teachers in the district had access to any posted position they qualified for in experience and seniority, he explains. Meanwhile, Thiessen says moving the teachers and their supplies to other schools is ongoing. Now, the moving crews are in the process of centralizing all school district assets from the South End into the closed 100 Mile House Junior Secondary site, he explains. “These crews and their supervisors have done a tremendous job in making the transitions go smoothly and efficiently, so teachers and support staff will be ready for school in September.” While the South End transitions teachers to new schools, the superintendent notes SD27 also has two large capital projects underway in the 100 Mile House area.



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Recycling regulations hit small business by surprise

Carole Rooney Free Press

Many businesses in British Columbia will need to be prepared when costly new recycling regulations take effect in May 2014, but many might not know it yet. The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) is echoing its provincial organization in protesting the timeframe, costs and scope of the regulations. SCCC president Jennifer Appleby says the local chamber agrees with the B.C. Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) position that these new recycling rules should be delayed to address these issues for small businesses all over the province. “In its rush to address what the chamber agrees are important environmental issues, the government of B.C. has failed to distribute relevant information

to those who will be adversely affected. We believe many small businesses are only just hearing about the new regulations, and they are left with very little time to understand the regulations and determine what is required for compliance, let alone what costs they must bear.” All businesses that produce packaging, flyers or any other printed materials with recycling potential will be responsible for the end-of-life management of these products, including collecting and recycling them. This includes manufacturers and suppliers as well as retailers from small to large that produce packaging and printed paper (PPP), which then enters the residential waste stream. Yet-to-be-determined fees will also be imposed under the new regulation. These businesses may also opt to hire a

stewardship agency to undertake their duties. BCCC president and CEO John Winter sent a letter to Environment Minister Mary Polak, stating the BCCC is not opposed to the intent of the regulation, and recognizes requiring producers to be responsible for managing recyclable products is an “increasingly attractive method” to manage recyclable materials. However, he asks for more adequate consultation prior to implementation, noting the BCCC feels the May 19, 2014 implementation date is “neither realistic nor achievable.” “The consultation and outreach process for this amendment was so lacking that many local chambers’ business members were taken aback to find notices from Multi Material B.C. [MMBC] telling them they are not in compliance and subject to potential fines of up

to $200,000.” Winter explains MMBC only received approval for its stewardship plan in April 2013, and has many remaining components of its stewardship plan to finalize before the current implementation date. He says this is causing MMBC to move several objectives forward at the same time, resulting in a “lack of adequate communication and general confusion with small business” as to their obligations and options. Winter wants Polak to delay implementation, and to allot the necessary time for MMBC to determine the fee structure rather than the current expectation for small businesses to sign a “blank-cheque” agreement. BCCC’s concerns also include the “one-sizefits-all approach” in the amended regulation’s scope, he notes. “[The] amendment


considers all producers of these materials to be equal. There appears to be no consideration given to the fact that a number of small businesses produce limited amounts of packaging and printed paper, thus to include them only adds a layer of regulation with little effect on removing PPP material from the residential waste stream.” Appleby says the SCCC board also believes there should be a strategic committee in place to deal with implementation, and that small business should have a representative on the committee. For more details, download the Ministry of Environment reference guide or summary page, or watch a related video online at www. e n v. g o v. b c . c a / e p d / recycling/guide.


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Council seeks Crown lease on strategic property Water tower, trail access at stake for possible future development

Carole Rooney Free Press

District of 100 Mile House council met Aug. 20 and addressed an opportunity to secure a piece of Crown property on District Lot 7811. Council agreed to pursue obtaining a Crown lease on the land west of 99 Mile Hill where an access road is located. The road leads to a water tower (that is situated on district-held land). Mayor Mitch Campsall said the

District wants to ensure a permitted wintertime it retains access to its snowmobile rail crosskey facilities. ing, and some water line “It’s just securinfrastructure. ing the land to She noted protect [the having greataccess] for our er autonomy water tower that over these feawe need it for.” tures, as well as In an Aug. improving the 15 memoranconnectivity of Mitch dum to council, 99 Mile trails to district plan- caMpsall the other trail ner Joanne systems, could Doddridge pointed out both be of benefit to the the land has a number municipality. of benefits to the com“This linkage is one munity at large, as it also of the most important contains mountain bike components of the and snowmobile trails, Trails Linkage Plan.

“... the [district’s tenured] lands across the highway are designated for use as a future ‘gateway’ park, and together with DL7811, provide an important visual gateway to the entrance to town.” At the meeting, she also informed council about the two ways the municipality could obtain tenure on the Crown land – one being to a Nominal Rent Tenure and the other a sponsored Crown grant. The latter is a much longer, more compli-

cated process, she said, but the District would then hold title to the property. However, Doddridge said the first option has a greater likelihood of success. She noted that since the District currently uses the land, and the road infrastructure already exists, chances are the provincial government would approve a Crown grant if council was to go that route. The rent tenure is typically a less-expensive option, with a small

fee of about $260, but she noted that can’t be guaranteed because occasionally factors, such as archeological site significance or inadequate survey plans can add costs. Coun. Ralph Fossum said he thinks the dis-

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100 Mile House FireRescue fire chief Darrel Blades has received praise and thanks from the Fire Chiefs’ Association of British Columbia (FCABC) for his contributions to the association. In a recent letter to District of 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall, FCABC president Timothy Pley states his “sincere

appreciation” for Blade’s he brings to the memefforts. bers of Zone 5.” “[Blades’] Pley adds work as a Zone the FCABC 5 director of thanks Blades the association for contributhas bettered ing his valuable the fire service time to aid the in B.C., and we a s s o c i a t i o n’s are delighted success. Darrel to have him Campsall BlaDes continue in the says he is “not role. We are surprised” to appreciative of the ded- see the complimenication and leadership tary remarks made



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100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Agriculture minister meets South Cariboo stakeholders

Carole Rooney Free Press

Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm stopped to talk to local industry stakeholders on Aug. 14-15, during his current tour taking in much of the province. Getting a taste of agriculture issues, concerns and related business

barricades is what the tour is all about, Pimm says. Before that began, however, the first-time minister says he got his feet wet in Legislature over about five weeks, having taken over the role in June. “I had a lot of briefings to get up to speed on the whole agricul-

ture file. There are about 250 different commodities in the agriculture industry in the province of British Columbia.” As the Peace River North MLA, Pimm has spent his entire life in the Peace Country, which he notes is “grain and cattle country.” As he travels around, Pimm says he is work-

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British Columbia Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm joined Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett at her office shortly after they completed the last of their recent meetings with local industry stakeholders and meat facility tours on Aug. 15.


ing with the MLAs to meet up with local agriculture stakeholders. After working with Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett in other government roles for four years, he says she is among the most diligent MLAs. “Within our [B.C. Liberal] caucus group, she really is one of the hardest working MLAs. And she represents rural B.C. in a big way; I worked with her on Rural Caucus challenges before.” On Aug. 14, Pimm met with several representatives from the South Cariboo Regional Cattlemen’s Association, B.C. Trappers Association (local) director Judy Banas, and 100 Mile House Conservation officers James Zucchelli and Colin Kravontka. “There was lots of discussion around the different issues that the cattle industry is facing, right from ... weed control to predator control.” Among the points discussed were issues surrounding the Agricultural Land Reserve, Workers’ Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC).

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Contrary to what is being said about the Food Bank closing in summer. Yes, we close for the month’s of July and August to give our volunteers time off. But we do put out emergency groceries. July 2013 we served 123 people. So far in August we served 116 people. In the past year we have also helped the following groups out. • Loaves and Fishes: 8 pallets of food. • Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre: 70 cases i.e.: soup, pasta, cereal, cookies, fish, juice, ext. • Women’s Centre: 97 cases. i.e.: soup, cereal, pasta, cookies, crackers, fish, etc. • School Breakfast Program: Canim Lake Band - 4 pallets of juice. Minor Soccer - 2 pallets of juice. A few facts on what we have been doing since we started 32 years ago. 640 regular distributions: averaging 125 hampers equals 80,000 hampers. 32 Christmas average 375 hampers equals 12,000 for a total of 92,000 over the last 32 years. Based on the size of hamper A 60%, B 25%, C 15%. These figures do not include the food donated to other groups. ALL MONEY AND FOOD RAISED IN 100 MILE HOUSE STAYS IN 100 MILE HOUSE TO SUPPORT OUR CLIENTS Thank you for your support!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 100 Mile Free Press

Slow down; be aware and safe


Skill need to match jobs T

his school year in British Columbia, we expect more than 400,000 students to enrol in at least one course at our public postsecondary institutions. As the new post-secondary school year gets underway, my goal as B.C.’s Advanced Education Minister is to ensure post-secondary students obtain the experience and qualifications needed to put a paycheque in their pockets. Whether they are thinking about courses to upgrade their skills, just starting out, well underway or finishing their studies – we expect there will be job openings in many fields over the coming years. As a parent of three children – two of whom will be returning to postsecondary education classes in September – I want all our children to have greater opportunities than we had. But world-class postsecondary education, skills

training and other public My advice to students is services are viable only with to look at where the jobs a strong economy. are based and tailor their Labour market forecasts education and training. Our expect an estimated one population is concentrated million jobs here by 2020, in the Lower Mainland and and 43 per cent of them will on southern Vancouver require trades or technical Island, but as a resourcetraining. We are based economy, a province where many directly and there are going indirectly related to be a million jobs are located jobs because the elsewhere. world believes in In the coming the relationships years, we expect and the strong to see many job economy that we opportunities have built. emerge in the British Northwest, which Amrik Columbians must is the heart of Virk be flexible about liquefied natural going where gas development. the jobs are. Recently, I talked Government must make with an individual who is sure skills and training are training to be an elementary aligned to jobs. school teacher, a worthy Institutions must continue career she said she wanted to adapt and respond when to pursue since high school. it comes to preparing But if she wants to stay in students for the jobs of the Lower Mainland close today, as well as the jobs of to family, she may need to tomorrow. work as a substitute teacher.


chool is back in session on a full-time basis (Sept. 4), so it means we have to be careful to make sure students get to and from school safely. Students of all ages are excited about going back to school to see their friends, meet new teachers or, perhaps, they’re embarking on a new chapter of their lives. The last thing we want to happen is to have that excitement come crashing down on them. As motorists, we have to take the initial safety steps, as we are the ones driving the vehicles that do the damage. We have to remember the maximum speed limit in a school zone is 30 km/h, and it doesn’t hurt to slow down a bit more if there are a lot of children on the sidewalks, especially near crosswalks and intersections. So, here is the irony of the 30 km/h speed limit in the school zones – it’s exactly the same speed limit for all roads in the District of 100 Mile House. the exceptions are 50 km/h speed limits on Horse Lake and Exeter roads and Highway 97. Unfortunately, most people in this neck of the woods don’t drive within the speed limit within the municipal boundaries. Motorists – no the limit and drive within it. The 30 km/h speed limit posted in school zones is in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we should always stop for pedestrians – it’s the law. It is also important to note vehicles approaching from both directions must stop for school buses when their lights are flashing. If a vehicle is stopped in front of us, it may have yielded for a pedestrian, so we have to be prepared to stop, too. When we’re dropping children off in school zones, we should stop and allow them to exit the vehicle from the door closest to the sidewalk. We should never allow our children to cross midblock. However, students also need to be safety wise and road wary to avoid accidents. They must not be distracted when they are going to and from school, especially when they are walking through intersections and crosswalks. Older students need to stop texting and remove headphones or ear buds when crossing the street. They must not jaywalk, as it is both dangerous and it also sets a bad example for younger children. As parents, we need to teach our children to look both ways and make eye contact with a motorist before crossing the road. These are simple safety rules, and if they are practised daily, everyone will have a safe and happy day.

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Right now, there are more elementary teachers than jobs available. If she were to consider taking a job in a more rural or remote part of the province, she might more easily find full-time work as an elementary school teacher. We need to strike a balance between growing our economy and educating a skilled workforce with the research and intellectual curiosity that is a vital element of our postsecondary system. The public post-secondary system belongs to all of us. I believe we can maintain it and ensure its future success only by working together, continuing to engage in dialogue and collaborating to find administrative savings, while at the same time, developing programs to align skills with jobs. Amrik Virk is the B.C. Minister of Advanced Education.

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Options for bringing lake levels up

Former mining engineer suggests using excess water to fill 108 Ranch lakes To the editor: In the Aug. 16 Cariboo Connector (page 2), Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Area G Director Al Richmond indicated that overuse of the 108 Mile Ranch’s water system has drawn the levels of 108 Mile and Sepa lakes. The high suction of the Waterworks’ pump to produce over 400,000 gallons per day (GPD) in hot, dry weath-

er draws water not only from the aquifer 300 feet below the lakes, but also from strata cracks connecting it to the lakes. These were identified by provincial agrologist Kevin Bennet. By 2001, the lakes had filled to overflow with water from the Tubbs Lake watershed. That year, this water flow, ceased and the lakes levels

have dropped some seven inches each year attributed to these strata-crack leakages. (Three inches of the total drop of 10 inches goes to the essential irrigation of the golf course.) The CRD’s new restrictions are a wise decision. The demand will be halved to some 200,000 GPD – less suction and less leakage.

Paragraph provided bemusement for reader To the editor: Maybe it’s the “sulphur” in the air out here at Sulphurous Lake. But in the story on Mr. Van Osch’s step-aside as school board chair, headlined Van Osch resigns as SD 27 chair, on the front page of the July 31 Free Press, there was this bit of bemusement: “In September 2014, the October municipal elections begin.”

For the nearly 25 years we have cabined here, we have always appreciated the slower pace the Cariboo champions. But a one-month running head start to get to the polling booths...? Or is it the case here for folks to “Vote early, vote often?” W. Baird Blackstone Sulphurous Lake

In addition to the CRD’s action in reducing leakages via strata cracks, there are two additional actions that could be taken, and all combined, could restore the lakes to overflow level by the year 2020.

Firstly, the idle pump capacity of 300,000 GDP could be pumped into the lakes during the eight non-irrigation months. Secondly, the emergency capacity for firefighting of the 106 Mile and Easzee Drive

wells could be coursed through existing waterways to Sepa Lake. The additional cost of these proposal to Waterworks’ customers is calculated by me as $10 per annum. I am a retired mining engineer and all

Neil Duncan 108 Mile Ranch

A summer morning in the Cariboo To the editor: I got up early this morning, made tea and went outside and sat in a chair. At first, you think you are the only thing up until you see them flying about- butterflies in search for food, flies, grasshoppers and ants crawling in the grass. Then a breeze moves spider webs on the pale wide fence, and they make all kinds of colours as they move. The bees and bugs start to fly about, as a robin screams his call over its area. The call of a large red-headed woodpecker can be heard across the road, and then the thumping of its beak pecking away at a tree. A squirrel chatters beside me

in the bush saying good morning. Just then a deer walks up to the fence and gracefully leaps over it and begins to feed on the freshly cut grass of the day before. I just sit in my chair watching, as a car goes by, the deer just looks up and then continues to eat. The woodpecker comes to the poplar tree in the front yard and starts working on it, pecking and swallowing any bugs it uncovers; getting tired of the poplar, it moves to an old low stump and starts working on it. It moves the old bark away, and starts eating the bugs under it, then it starts on the stump itself, peeling and eating away; soon it is into the

softer wood inside and it eats all it can see. The deer walks up to and eats it way to the old stump, not caring about the woodpecker. A loud truck goes over the cattle guard, and it scares the deer. It leaps away in two bounds into the bush and over the fence; it is gone. The woodpecker continues to eat his fill of bugs and then flies off to its nest somewhere in the back of our place. The smaller birds start coming to the bird feeder to feed. It is perfect beginning to the day.

Sign of hope out of Ottawa out about corruption through leaks to the to work at the Canadian operations of media. auto makers General Motors and Chrysler, If Harper’s dart board is getting a combined. workout, another reason is the good work And despite obvious incompetence and he’s done that’s gone unnoticed malingering in federal offices, because of the scandals. the government in 2011 fired Taxpayers are naturally just 99 staffers for incompetence more concerned with horror and 54 for misconduct, from stories than they are with good amongst more than 250,000 or news – they expect things to run just 0.06 per cent. smoothly, after all – that’s why The Canadians Taxpayers they pay taxes. And journalists Federation has been vocal, deliver the news that most calling attention to the dangers concerns voters. Case in of low productivity and rising point, over the past few costs. The Parliamentary Gregory years we’ve read quite a few Budget Officer projects that shocking stories about the if something isn’t done, the Thomas growing cost of the federal average cost of one federal government’s payroll. employee will reach $129,800 by In the first five years after Stephen 2015. Harper became prime minister, federal Fortunately, the Harper government payroll costs soared from $29 billion to has recently announced concrete steps to $42 billion. tackle poor performance and phoney sick In the same period, the average cost days. of keeping just one employee on the Treasury Board president Tony Clement federal payroll ballooned from $86,000 to announced that government employees $111,379. will now need to meet performance Perhaps worse, on any given day, 19,000 objectives. There will be mid-year federal government employees are off sick. performance evaluations, and annual That’s more employees than actually report written performance assessments.

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If Prime Minister Stephen Harper owned a dart board, it would probably have a well-punctured photo of Mike Duffy pinned in the middle of it. Not only has the prime minister’s personal approval rating taken a beating over Senator Duffy’s expense claims, he’s lost the best chief of staff he ever had. And his Conservative party is now in second place, just ahead of the NDP in the polls and well back of the hated Liberals. Over at the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, we’re thankful that Senator Duffy and his colleagues, senators Pamela Wallin, Patrick Brazeau and Mac Harb are being made to account for their expense claims. We’re also pleased the Senate, after decades of denial, is bringing in Canada’s Auditor General to examine the books of every senator. Senators, and MPs for that matter, need to be accountable for their spending. They need to put the details of their spending – including their receipts and contracts – online for all Canadians to see. MPs are still dragging their feet on that issue, despite the downside of big scandals when Canadians accidentally find

too familiar with the problems of waterborne strata cracks. I am 85 years old and have been a resident of the 108 Mile Ranch since 1978.

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Staffers who fall short will get a game plan to improve their performance and a deadline. If they succeed, everybody wins. If they fail, then they will be demoted or terminated. “Either poor performers improve and become productive employees or we will let them go,” Clement said. “We owe it to Canadians and we owe it to the vast majority of committed, hard-working public servants to make sure everyone is pulling their weight.” It’s refreshing to hear these words coming from the mouth of a federal cabinet minister. To translate these words into effective action will be difficult. To reward hard work and punish fraudulent sick claims, to save taxpayers’ money and raise the productivity of federal employees, will require determination, persistence, and the focused attention of federal politicians, senior executives, managers and frontlevel workers. Taxpayers need to hold them to account if should they fall short on their promises, but this is a worthy initiative, and it deserves our praise. Gregory Thomas is the federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.


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the province Bella Bella school vandalized BELLA BELLA —The small community of Bella Bella is in disbelief as to why someone would enter the community’s only school, and cause so much damage just days before school was to reopen, said RCMP Cst. Lesley Smith, North District media relations officer. Smith said RCMP have confirmed that a lone male entered the school at approximately 4 a.m. on Aug. 23 and once inside, the suspect went on a rampage and smashed TV’s, smart boards, computers, interior and exterior windows. Paint was also found dumped on the floors and computers. “The damage sustained to the school was estimated at $100,000,” Smith said. “The community is in shock and the children are visibly upset over this senseless act of violence.” The Bella Bella Community school has been undergoing construction (rebuilding) for the past year and was nearing completion. The school houses grades kindergarten to grade 12 and has as many as 170 students and 56 staff members.

Earthquake shakes Merritt

MERRITT — A 2.6 magnitude earthquake shook Merritt Friday (Aug. 23) night at about 9:26 p.m. and residents around the city and the Nicola Valley could feel it. The Geological Survey of Canada confirmed the earthquake was located about 20 kilometers north of Merritt. There were no reports of damage, nor would any be expected from an earthquake below a magnitude of 5. Garry Rogers, an earthquake scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada in Victoria said the small earthquake is the result of seismic activity under North America. He said the continent is drifting gradually westward, rubbing up against the Pacific plate, creating an east-west squeezing effect, which occurs throughout North America.

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100 Mile House RCMP responded to several vehicular incidents during the past week Police

report 100 Mile RCMP responded to 96 complaints and calls for service. Some highlights are attached. Cyclist rescued On Aug. 25 at 6 p.m., 100 Mile House RCMP were dispatched to a call from a mountain bike rider who had broken his ankle on trails between Deka and Apollo lakes. South Cariboo Search and Rescue was called in and they used ATVs to locate and recover the injured male. He was transported out of the

trail system, assessed by ambulance personnel and then transported to 100 Mile District General Hospital. Semi hits cow On Aug. 22, at 10:15 p.m., 100 Mile RCMP responded to a report of a collision between a semi trailer unit and a cow on Highway 97 at 93 Mile. The south-bound tractor trailer was travelling in the slow lane when it struck the cow on the passenger side of the vehicle. The cow was killed on impact and the vehicle was damaged, but still drivable. Detachment personnel have been dispatched


Chainsaw, motor stolen Sometime between Aug. 10 and 13, in the 7900 block of Viewland Road in Bridge Lake, unknown culprits entered a cabin and stole a new Stihl chainsaw. A 2002 9.9 Mercury outboard motor was also stolen from the property. Barbecue lifted Sometime overnight of Aug. 20 a business on Airport Road in 100 Mile House was entered and a Saber 500 gas barbecue was stolen. The thieves appeared to have lifted the barbecue over the fence at the north side of the property. Booze, rifle stolen Sometime overnight of Aug. 22, unknown culprits entered a camper parked in the 5300 block of Dawson Road in the 103 Mile House. Bottles of liquor and a .30-30 caliber Winchester rifle were stolen out of this camper. If you have any information on this or any other crimes in the 100 Mile House area call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Your identity will remain unknown. Should your information lead to the arrest of the responsible party Crime Stoppers will pay cash for the TIP.



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Emergency services and 100 Mile House RCMP responded to a two-vehicle incident at the intersection of Highway 97 and Exeter Road on Aug. 22 that saw a woman with minor injuries transported to 100 Mile District General Hospital. The woman was issued a violation ticket for failing to yield on a left turn. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

to several complaints of livestock on the roads during the past week. Intersection collision On Aug. 22 at 3:15 p.m., Emergency Services and 100 Mile House RCMP responded to a two-vehicle

incident at the intersection of Highway 97 and Exeter Road. The female driver of south-bound Saturn Ion attempted to turn left across traffic onto Exeter Road before it was safe to do so, and her vehicle was struck by a northbound Dodge Dakota.

The driver of the Saturn suffered minor injuries and was transported to 100 Mile District General Hospital by ambulance. She was issued a violation ticket for failing to yield on a left turn. The vehicles were towed from the scene.

Power outage caused by motor vehicle incident

A power outage spanning from at least 70 Mile House to Lone Butte left many folks without electricity all day Aug. 7. BC Hydro media relations representative Dave Mosure says the power went out at 11:14 a.m. with 110 people affected both east and west of Highway 97, due to a motor vehicle incident (MVI). Crews then went to work to restore the service, he explains, and the bulk of the customers had their power back on by about 9 p.m. The remaining five custom-

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Predators, fences, slaughter, weeds on Pat Pimm’s area agenda From A7

Pimm also visited Findlay Meats facility, which is getting close to the return of its slaughter capacity. “The new [permanent] mobile abattoir is going to be here, probably before the end of the month, and it’s all set to get that in operation.” He notes in 2014, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will no longer be on contract to inspect B.C.-licensed meat facilities, so his ministry is currently in the process of hiring and training provincial inspectors to phase into its meat facilities. “By Jan. 1, we will have full and complete transition. We think we are going to have a fantastic system, and safety is paramount to the whole program.”

There are different discussions around it, obviously, but at least we are getting something for local folks in 100 Mile House and the surrounding area. – Pat Pimm

Pimm adds he has visited many of the province’s abattoirs during his tour, which is “pretty important” to him now that meat regulations fall into the Agriculture folio, rather than under the Ministry of Health. He alluded to some criticism from other communities that continue to have no slaughter facilities.

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Fire department closure looms Volunteers desperately needed to keep area fire department running

The Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department (WLNGLVFD) is in danger of closing if new volunteers are not found soon. WLNGLVFD vice-president Brian Rusaw says the department is now in a critical position with the current low membership of resident volunteer firefighters. “We have a good, working volunteer fire department, but half of them are “snowbirds.” So, when they leave [for winter], it puts a fairly large burden on the remaining members at hand.” This threatens the viability of the WLNGLVFD, he explains, and is leaving the service almost unmanageable. “We also have a number of aging volunteers. It’s the same group of volunteers all the time, and they volunteer for everything.” While this problem isn’t unique, since most volunteer fire departments struggle to maintain firefighters and

first responders, Rusaw notes something needs to be done. “We’ve had some response, but not enough.” The last ad and poster campaign run by WLNGLVFD didn’t attract a single new recruit, he adds. Applicants must be reasonably fit and healthy and commit to two hours per week of practice and emergency call-out response when possible, Rusaw explains. “As long as you’re willing to help out when you are available, we can use you.” No experience is required and all training and gear is provided at no cost to volunteers. He notes a closure of the WLNGLVFD means residents will lose not only their area fire protection and first responders, but potentially their home’s fire insurance as well. For more information, call fire chief Andy Palaniak at 250-456-7460.

Several people affected by 12-hour loss of power From A11

97 was unaffected, but the houses running along North Bonaparte Road starting next door to her were all out of power all day. Lone Butte rancher Ann Armann says she was affected, as a huge pot of meat was ruined when the electricity went off as she

was outside doing ranch chores. She notes her misfortune began when her goats inadvertently unplugged a meat freezer, so Armann had worked quickly that same morning to prepare a huge slow-cooked meal, to preserve and refreeze the meat. When she returned that evening

to a dark house and a warm, half-raw potful of meat, the whole lot went to dog food. “It was a shame, all right – it was a lot of meat. Of course, it all had to happen on the same day.” No information was available from RCMP at press time on the location or details of the MVI.


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Outdoor movie night coming to 100 Mile House


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The Mixed Up Mutts Society turned the “catwalk” into the “dogwalk” at the Doggy Fashion Show Fundraiser on Aug. 24. Horse Lake resident McKenzie White, 8, hit the runway outside of Andre’s Electronic Experts store in 100 Mile House with her dog, Lily, a Royal Palm Shih Tzu. Andre’s Electronics manager Amanda Usher, back, was the master of ceremonies. Mixed Up Mutts Society, a not-for-profit rescue shelter, raised $742.50 at the event.

The 100 Mile House Waterpark Society is inviting area residents to a movie night in Centennial Park on Sept. 14. With the help of Success By 6 – an initiative dedicated to early childhood development – the society has arranged for Fresh Air Cinema, an outdoor movie company, to show a “new release family movie” at the 100 Mile park on a giant inflatable screen the night of Sept. 14. Admission is by donation, says Jamie Hughes, co-founder of the Waterpark Society. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m., but people are welcome to find a spot and set up chairs or lay down a blanket under the night sky anytime after 8 p.m. (The name of the film can’t be released in the

media because of copy- raised just under $40,000. right.) Hughes is a resident Hughes says she’s hop- of 100 Mile House for ing for about 500 people more than 30 years. She in the audience. has three children and “It’s to encourage operates a day-care facilfamilies to get out- ity. doors more,” she “One of the says of the event, main things where popcorn parents comand candy will be plain about available for purin the sumchase. mertime is Fresh Air there are no Cinema has been family-friendly Jamie travelling around beaches in HugHes B.C. and will be our area. You set up in Quesnel either have to the night before it drive to Lac la Hache or arrives in 100 Mile. Green Lake. Centennial Park is “There really aren’t the proposed future any activities in our site of the Waterpark, community for kids to which Hughes says will enjoy on a hot summer cost close to $300,000 day. There are commuto construct. Since their nities smaller than 100 inception in March, the Mile House that have a Waterpark Society has waterpark.”

Hughes adds a waterpark would be a welcome attraction for younger families, but is inclusive to all. “It appeals to everyone – young and old. We’re asking people to donate.”

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Monument unveiling slated

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The unveiling of the C.P. Air Flight 21 monument at the South Cariboo Visitor Centre will take place on Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. District of 100 Mile House Counsellor Dave Mingo will attend on behalf of the municipality. Mayor Mitch Campsall says he will be out-of-town or otherwise would have been there, as he acknowledges the importance of the historic event. Local resident Ruth Peterson came up with the concept to build a rock cairn in 100 Mile

House as a memorial to the 52 people who lost their lives in a tragic plane crash near the community 48 years ago. While the remnants of the Douglas DC-CB remain at the crash site near Dog Creek, Peterson says she felt it isn’t easily accessible to the victim’s family and friends. To make the cairn a reality, she has raised funds along with a group of others, including local resident Didi Henderson who lost her father, Wallace, in the crash. The cairn will now help bring awareness

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not be manufactured in time. The Canadian Pacific Air Lines Flight 21 was flying from Vancouver to Whitehorse on July 8, 1965 when it crashed about 40 kilometres west of 100 Mile House. All of the 46 passengers and six crew members perished in the crash, which an inquest determined was the result of a bomb explosion, the source of which was never determined.

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CEFC providing FASD awareness

The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) is celebrating FASD Awareness Week on Sept. 9-16 in 100 Mile House. Sept. 9 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day. FASD is an umbrella term, which describes the range of effects that can occur in an individual who was exposed to alcohol during

pregnancy. The effects may include physical, mental, behavioural and or learning difficulties – with possible lifelong implications. This day – the ninth day of the ninth month was chosen to emphasize how important it is for women to avoid drinking alcohol

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immature social behaviour, poor judgment, poor problem-solving skills and difficulty learning from consequences. It is important to recognize FASD is caused by a brain injury. Supporting affected individuals requires changing expectations and the environment rather than expecting the individual to change. Although incurable, FASD is

preventable. If a woman does not drink alcohol during pregnancy, her baby will not have FASD. Communities can help prevent FASD by working together to support pregnant women and their partners in avoiding alcohol during pregnancy. Continued on A17

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Celebrate the bounty of fall

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Get ready to harvest your best produce and make that last stitch in time for the South Cariboo Community Fall Fair at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre (SCRC) on Sept. 6-8. Folks may wish to let their friends and family know about the Fall Fair because it’s always a rousing good time for everyone from the young ones to the young-at-heart. Event organizer Josh Dickerson says amazing new things happen at every fall fair, and this year is no different. Ne w Age Entertainment has a great lineup with three dance groups and several local musicians booked already, and more to be revealed as the event draws closer. Bull riding at the Outrider’s Grounds has been added to the program – just behind the SCRC is where the main

events will take place. er (by donation), and The admission for the the best Cariboo Fall bull riding ($15/adult, Arrangements will be $10/student or senior awarded in the Outdoor and $5 for children container contest. aged six and under) Folks can also enter includes fall fair their own admission for handmade, a cost-friendly home-baked or weekend of fun. garden-grown KidZone will products for sport the everjudging, and popular Bungee a number of Slide as well as informative Josh some all-new and interesting bouncy castle Dickerson exhibits and activities, all demonstrations indoors this year. will be set up. Also new is a charity Food vendors and the pie-throwing fundrais- indoor concession will

have plenty of tasty meals and snacks available. Entry fees of $1/ adults and 50 cents/ children apply per exhibit. Registration is Sept. 3, 4-8 p.m. in the curling rink lobby, or up until then, online at www.100milefallfair. com. Fall fair entries are to be dropped off at the rec. centre on Sept. 5, Dickerson adds. Admission to the South Cariboo Community Fall Fair is $5/adults; $10/weekend pass; seniors and

Public invited to learn about FASD From A16

To increase awareness of FASD, CFEC is organizing a horse drawn wagon ride through 100 Mile House decorated by the youth of our community on Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. CFEC would like to invite people who are interested in learning more about FASD to stop by at the cen-

tre during the awareness week as there will be resources, information and testimonials from people in our community whose lives have been impacted by FASD. For more information about FASD or the Key Worker program, contact Eliane Wanner-Van Osch at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre at 250-395-5155, or e-mail evanosch@

students/$2; children under age 6 are free; or otherwise entry for all ages is free by presenting a Bull Riding pass. The fair is open Sept. 6 (5-9 p.m.), Sept. 7 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sept. 8 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.). For more information, call 250-395-1353, pick up a fall fair booklet or read more details in the 100 Mile House Free Press.


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Summer activities winding down for residents in the Lac la Hache area LAC LA HACHE Monika Paterson 250 395-0918

Summer activities are winding down and fall is nearing, as the parents get the kiddies ready for school, which starts Sept. 4. The campfire ban has been lifted, but the public is still asked to stay vigilant as the forests in the Cariboo are still quite dry. So on to some updates of happenings in Lac la Hache. Monika Paterson photo

Tony Coughlan of Taz Home Building is one of many area contractors who have been working on the upgrades and repairs at the Lac la Hache Community Hall.

elling and repairs were needed before the new tin was applied. Tony Coughlan of Taz Home Building replaced the soffits, rebuilt the back stairs and deck cover, as well as dressed the north side of the hall with new wood siding where needed. In addition, Sitka Log Homes is working to repair the logs at the front of the hall. Soon the entire building will have all the logs chinked and looking fresh by Don Roach of Great Western Log Chinking.

Bingo excitement The Lac la Hache progressive Bingo is at $1,400 with 50 numbers. Interested players can come out to play bingo on Wednesday evenings. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo starts at 7. For more information or to volunteer, contact Barb Hansen at 250396-7567.

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Thrift stores There are three thrift store buildings in Lac la Hache just north of the Lac la Hache Community Hall. The old blue library building, the old pottery house and the previous information building that was turned into the thrift store many years ago. Boehm says there is an ongoing and changing variety of items coming through the doors, including the odd kitchen sink that can be found to purchase, she says chuckling. Drop by and have a look. The thrift stores are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have time to volunteer a few hours or you would like more information about dropping items off, contact Boehm at 250396-7298.

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B s of Safety C A

Our children are our most precious gift. They deserve and need guidance from all responsible adults. As adults, we must teach them safe habits and help them become aware of possible hazards. We ask you to take the time to go over these safety messages with your child and keep this page as a reminder.


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Look both ways before crossing the street. A driver may not have seen you.

Never go anywhere with someone unless they know the password.

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Everyone is responsible for children’s safety. Offer your help if someone seems in trouble or unsure.

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The above community minded business sponsors and all of us at the 100 Mile Free Press Newspaper hope that everyone has a safe and happy school year.

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Suzanne Franks, left, of Fawn Lake won first prize for both Fleischmann’s yeast (multi-grain bread) and Fleischmann’s cornstarch (shortbread cookies), while Linda Kinnear won first prize for Crisco’s double crust pies at the Bridge Lake Fair, Aug. 18.

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Annual Bridge Lake Fair successful with more entrants, entries, visitors The 56th Bridge Lake Fair (BLF) at Interlakes Hall, Aug. 18, was supremely successful. Entrants were up 10 % over last year, entries increased 27 % across the board, and the gate, which was down last year, rebounded by 50 %. Lots of small children had a ball with the animals, the cakewalks, the races and the bicycle parade. One visitor was overheard to say: “Now, this is what a country fair should be like; it’s wonderful.” The Grand Aggregate went to first-time winner Chris Lance, with 79 points. She was followed by Elaine Kisby (73), Celeste Faessler (69), and Linda Kinnear (66). Entrants whose minimum of four entries were of particularly high quality comprise: Cathy Bernard and Mieke McIntosh at 90 %, Frank Jerema (87.5 %), Cheyanne Pasanen (84 %), and Wyatt Bishop (80 %.) The Granny Larson Memorial Trophy for Best of Show Quilt went to Arlene Henzel of Sheridan Lake for her beautiful starry blueand-white quilt. For the third consecutive year, Sheridan Lake’s Michelle Probert won the Art

Grange Memorial for Best of Show Collection of Garden Vegetables, donated by Patricia Spencer. Frank Jerema’s delicious apricot wine won the Rhu Castle Cup

for Best of Show Wine, donated by the late Clark Connaty. The Aunt Normal Memorial Hi-Point Preserving Trophy, donated by the Kisby Family, was won by Pat Prices in effect Aug. 30 Sept. 5


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Cathy Mcleod enjoys a day at the fair

From A21

The Student High Point Trophy, which is donated by Interlakes Cattlebelles, was won by 13-year-old Cheyanne Pasanen with 38 points and an exceptional score of 84%. She was followed by her sister, Danickah, 9, with 38 and 74%; and Hayley Bishop with 33 points. In the corporate competitions, Fawn Lake’s Suzanne Franks’ shortbread cookies and multi-grain bread won both Fleischmann’s classes, which each gave only one prize. Crisco afforded two prizes, which went to delectable double-crust pies from Linda Kinnear (first) and Mandy Lipka (second.) There were nine entries in the Container Contest- the highest number ever. Entrants grew plants in wonderfully diverse teapots or kettles, and instead of points, received special, sponsored prizes. First prize, a $50 gift certificate from Horse Lake Garden Centre, went to perennial winner Elaine Kisby. Lone Butte’s Hayley Bishop, 13, placed second to win $25 from La Petite Diane Antique Restoration, and Arlene Henzel won $10 from Danca’s Hoof Trimming for placing third. Jimmy Kinnear, 10, won Best-Dressed Bicycle in the nine-12 age category. In the five-eight years category, Vincent Colbert, 5, came first, and Ethan Mori, 6, was second. The door prize, a garden trowel and $100 gift certificate for Horse Lake Garden Centre, was won by The Coffin Dodger’s Old Tyme Music leader Paul Faessler. The candy jar, which held 98 goodies, went to Port Coquitlam’s Paige Vivian, 6, with a spoton guess. Not including sponsored prizes, the fair paid out $1,195 in prize money, of which $41 was donated back to Roe Lake & District

Recreation Commission (RLDRC,) and a further $66 donated back to BLF. Cakewalks, on the hour, were again very popular, with five divine cakes baked by Linda Farthing and Kim Walters, in addition to countless cupcakes for those who didn’t win. This year’s inaugural old-fashioned races – egg & spoon, sack, and three-legged – were great fun and extremely well-supported. Interlakes youth group,

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Teen Space, is thanked for handling the races, which ran on the half hour all day.

Musical entertainment throughout the day was provided by The Coffin Dodgers, Nice ‘n Easy and Roe Lake’s Jason Ruscheinsky. A delicious barbecue was available from Sandy Sillito of Sheridan Lake. The Bridge Lake Community School provided baked goods, both to eat in and to take away, and was most appreciative of the opportunity to raise a little money. Liz McMann, the Chainsaw Girl, gave

Square dancers ready to begin a new season

From A19

Square dancers The Pioneer Centre floor will be filled with dancers and twirlers beginning Sept. 30. Dancing will begin at 1:30 p.m., with pre-rounds and squares following at 2 p.m. Dancing generally runs until 4 p.m. For more information about dancing or joining, contact Fran Campbell at 250-396-4072. Work bee The Lac la Hache Historical

Society had a work bee at the Felker Homestead site recently to get things tidied up for the South Cariboo Garlic Festival. If you would like to learn more about the society or would like to join, new members are always welcome. Contact Boehm at 250-396-7298 for details.

two demonstrations of her incredible talent; Seabloom Mini Ranch performed their muchloved horse-and-cart driving demo; and Saari weaver, Siana Kelly, spent the day encouraging umpteen people to “try it.” Sadly, Leslie Brown, Our Lady of Spain, “broke a wing” and was unable to perform her beautiful dances. Alpaca Story Ranch and New Cal Rabbit Farm brought their animals, as did first time attendee Diamond

H Ranch of Williams Lake, which brought delightful pygmy goats. The silent auction of items donated by generous businesses raised $196 to help defray BLF expenses. The close-offair auction, comprising edible entries donated by entrants, and a “mystery gift” donated by 100 Mile Feed & Ranch Supply, raised $181.10 for RLDRC, to thank them for free use of their facilities. K a m l o o p s T h omp s on - C ar i b o o

MP Cathy McLeod made a $25,000 presentation to RLDRC, for Interlakes Hall’s kitchen fire suppression and venting system. Cathy, as she is always called, arrived early and chatted with visitors before speaking to the crowd and then wandering around enjoying the exhibits. She spends more time in the South Cariboo than all MPs added together over the last 20 years, and is most sincerely appreciated for that.

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Bull riding finals first for fair

British Columbia Professional Bull Riders Association bringing top bulls, riders to 100 Mile Gaven Crites Free Press

It might be the toughest eight seconds in sports and it’s coming to the South Cariboo Community Fall Fair in 100 Mile House, Sept. 7-8. Rodeo fans are in for a treat, says Dave Atkinson, a bull fighter and stock contractor whose Diamond D Rodeo Bulls is supplying the event along with C-Plus Rodeos from 150 Mile House. “There’s no where else you can show up, pay $15 [general admission], and see 40 bulls in one day. That’s a lot of bulls to buck in one day.” Admission to the inaugural event at the 100 Mile & District Outriders Club Arena is $10 for students and $5 for seniors and children. This includes admission to the fall fair. “The fall fair is such a great event in 100 Mile House and it’s been going on for years. We thought this would help draw extra crowds there and bring some more business to the community. “That’s why we need more sponsors to step up. These guys are coming to ride for a pile of money. “There’s $20,000 in prize money up for these guys that weekend. It’s not your run-of-the-mill $500 rodeo. It’s going to draw a lot of extra people to town.” Atkinson is talking about 20 of the top bull riders in the British Columbia

Professional Bull Riders Association who will be taking a spin on some of the best bucking bulls in the country. Of the close to 60 bulls available to ride, Atkinson named a few top ones to watch – Ralph, Fraggle Rock and Disturbia. “I know C-Plus is going to probably bring out one of their best bulls – a bull called ‘Disturbia.’ He’s been to the Canadian Finals three or four times. He’s one of the best bulls in Canada.” The plan is to have the riders atop younger bulls for their first ride of the day, then have them on the more experienced bulls on their second ride, Atkinson explains. “We’re going to match them up with some of the best bucking bulls we own. We’re going to bring a whole bunch of young bulls. They’re the up-andcoming superstars of our bullpens.” The judges base half their scoring on the bull rider and the other half on the bull. Atkinson estimates scores in the low 80s (out of 100) with the younger bulls, and says the older bulls will score in the high 80s and 90s. What’s the difference between them? “They just love their job that much. They’re usually bulls that are six or seven years old and older. They love to buck. “It’s no different than an all-star athlete like Barry

Free Press

Two hockey players from the 100 Mile House area are on their way to northeast Saskatchewan with their sights set on a Junior A roster spot. Although Brett Harris, 18, a centreman from 108 Mile Ranch, and Reece Forman, 18, a defenceman from 100 Mile House, have already been carded by the Nipawin Hawks, it doesn’t guarantee them any ice

FAST bytes JUNIOR A HOCKEY The 100 Mile House Wranglers Junior B Hockey Club is hosting a Junior A exhibition tilt between the British Columbia Hockey League’s Vernon Vipers and the Prince George Spruce Kings on Aug. 28, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door and it will be festival seating at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Airport Road in 100 Mile House. It is a revenue generator for the Wranglers, so folks can support the local Junior B club, while seeing the Vipers and Spruce Kings put on a show.


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Some of Canada’s top bucking bulls and 20 of British Columbia’s top bull riders will be in action at the South Cariboo Community Fall Fair on Sept. 6-8. The rodeo event, which goes Sept. 7-8, is a first for the fair and will feature 40 bull rides a day and $20,000 in prize money.

Bonds, Wayne Gretzky, or someone like that. These bulls are the Wayne Gretzkys of the rodeo world. They’re born to buck and they’re raised for that.”

Starting at 1 p.m. at the Outriders Arena (behind the South Cariboo Rec. Centre) each day, the crowd “will see some good bull rides, some real good bulls and a lot of

guys hit the dirt,” Atkinson says, adding they’re going to see the bull fighters “work their butts off.” “You’re going to see some really good scores.”

Brett Harris: ‘Everything is a step up’ Gaven Crites


time just yet in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL). Tryouts start Aug. 30. “We’re not fighting to get signed,” Harris explains. “But, by no means does that mean we’re on the team. “It definitely helps our cause, but there’s no guarantee until exhibitions are over and the team is finally set.” Last season, Harris and Forman played full seasons in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League – Harris with the Summerland

Steam and Forman with the Chase Heat. Both guys have some previous experience at the Junior A level – Forman played a few games with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks and the Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) and Harris played a game with the BCHL’s Penticton Vees. “I only got one game with (Penticton), but I managed to score a goal,” Harris says. “I’ve played at the level before. It is a high level, but I’m

excited to be in it for a whole season ... everything is a step up.” Forman reiterates that point. “Everything gets better ... it’s harder hitting. There are bigger guys and everybody moves faster.” Both players say they would eventually like to earn some sort of college or university scholarship. For now, they’re focusing on doing what they do best at camp and impressing Nipawin’s coaching staff. Continued on A24

Scotty’s Mud Racing is slated for Aug. 31, starting at 2 p.m., and Sept. 1, starting at noon. Location: Take Tatton Station Road at 105 Mile for four kilometres to Lilypad Lake Road (just across tracks) and then one km to Scotty Lang’s place – watch for signs. Concession available, bring ear protection. For information, call 250-791-6383.

SHEEPDOG TRIAL SLATED The Third Annual Sandhill Lea Sheepdog Trial will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some of the top herding dogs from around B.C. will be at the event at 5028 Abel Lake Rd. - 10 kilometres west of 105 Mile on Tatton Road, follow the posted signs. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the trial. A concession will be available.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013 100 Mile Free Press

Wranglers looking forward to big games, fan support

Ken Alexander Free Press

100 Mile House Wranglers Junior B Hockey Club president Tom Bachynski was all smiles after the Blue & White game that gave

fans a look at the top 30 skaters and four goalies emerging from Main Camp on Aug. 20. Noting attendance was just shy of 500 fans, Bachynski said it was a fantastic turnout for a prospects game. “Just going around town the past couple of days, I’ve received positive comments from people who know hockey, saying they thought the talent for the prospect game was

‘outstanding’ for an expansion team. “I’m feeling good about it. Now, we have a few things to get done to get ready for the season.” The next big event is hosting the BCHL game tonight (Aug. 28) with the Prince George Spruce Kings taking on the Vernon Vipers. It’s a fundraiser for the Wranglers and the puck drops at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door and it is festival

seating. Meanwhile, the Wranglers are also hitting the ice Aug. 28 with the squad’s first practice starting at 3 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Head coach/general manager Doug Rogers said he was also pleased with the intensity the prospects brought to the Blue & White game. He notes there are 28 players in camp right now and he needs to pare that number down

to 23 by the end of preseason. “We will likely add a few Junior A cuts, so we will likely need to reduce the current roster by seven or eight players. Rogers adds the Wranglers will be in Williams Lake for a few practices as a result of the South Cariboo Community Fall Fair, Sept. 6-8. The Wranglers pre-season schedule starts with a road trip to Kamloops against

Local hockey players trying to crack the lineup for SJHL’s Nipawin Hawks From A23

Forman describes himself as “defensiveminded.” “I like to jump up in the rush, but my area is keeping the puck out of my net. I’ll let the

forwards do what they do best. “A lot of coaches look for hard work as the first thing and not giving up on pucks. Being 6-foot-2, I have to be laying the body on guys. I can’t be getting burned

and I need to make quick passes out of my zone. That will keep the coaches looking at me.” Harris says he is what you’d call a “speedy forward.” “I like to make plays. If I have an opportunity to score, I’ll try to take it.” Harris has played hockey in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, so being in the area and being away from home is familiar to him, he says. Forman hasn’t been east of Alberta. “(Saskatchewan) will be a whole new world for me,” he says. It’s good experience, Harris adds. “New town. New

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Defenceman Reece Forman, 18, scrimmaged at the 100 Mile House Wranglers’ Main Camp on Aug. 16-18.


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team. It’s exciting, for sure. You never know what you’re going into,

the Storm on Sept. 4, and then they travel to Princeton to take on the Posse on Sept. 7. On Sept. 11, the Storm comes in to 100 Mile House for the third and final pre-season tilt for the Wranglers. It will the local fans first look at the Wranglers in a game situation, Bachynski said, adding it will be exciting because the “boys will be wearing their home jerseys and raring to put on a show for the home-town crowd.” Noting the club is doing something special to commemorate

the evening, he said the $20 tickets will include a souvenir T-shirt. “We’ll start selling [T-shirts with a ticket on them] at the Spruce Kings/Vipers game. We only have two weeks to sell them; we have 650 T-shirts and then we’re sold out.” Bachynski said he hopes businesses will get involved, as the Wranglers will be going into businesses to sell the T-shirts. “We hope to sell them to all of the staff and the staff will wear the T-shirt to let everyone know the big game is on Sept. 11.”

but the best you can do is get excited and hope for the best.”

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Centre Brett Harris, 18, skated at the 100 Mile House Wranglers’ recent Main Camp in preparation for a tryout with the Junior A Nipawin Hawks.

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We wish to thank all our sponsors for their support in regards to our recent golf tournament held on September 8th at Marmot Ridge. • 108 Building Supply • 108 Golf Course • A&B Photo • B.M.O. • BC Lottery Corp. • Big O Tire • Central GM • CIBC • Country Tire • Dusty Rose Pub • 100 Mile Free Press • Grapes Galore U-Brew • K.F.C.

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100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, August 28, 2013

100 Mile House goes to the dogs


Agility dog trials an annual success for the Cariboo Agility Team

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dog, a Cardigan Corgi. Teqwen. That is one our highest (awards), Ziefflie explains. The next agility event for many of the com-

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100 Mile House was home to a different breed of athletes last weekend as the Cariboo Agility Team held its annual Agility Association of Canada trial, Aug. 24-25. In all, 33 competitors and 56 dogs ran the colourful obstacle course at Lumberman’s Park a total of 370 times. Of those 370 runs, 101 were qualifying runs. “They met criteria of time plus accuracy required at their level [to qualify],” explains organizer Roxanne Ziefflie, a member of the Cariboo Agility Team. Competitors look to qualify at different levels – standard, advanced and master –

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Lake Country resident Nancy Williams and Navi, her five-year-old border collie, competed in the Agility Association of Canada trial hosted by the Cariboo Agility Team in 100 Mile House last weekend. The trial included 33 competitors and close to 56 dogs at Lumberman’s Park, Aug. 24-25.

with all types of dogs in different categories and events. Georgina Connelly of 108 Mile Ranch and Brenda Witt of 100 Mile House are also members of the Cariboo Agility Team. Witt and

Ziefflie each had two qualifying runs during the weekend and acted as judges, accompanied by Yvonne Babij of Lac Le Jeune. Ziefflie says the event continues to draw a number of

happy participants. “People really like coming here every year. This year, we actually had to turn [competitors] away because we were full. [People] have a great trial and everyone pitches in to help.”

Two big awards were handed out. Christine Woodley of Langley and her dog, a Kelpie named Flexible, received a steeplechase gold medal and Naomi Packer of Big Lake received a gold award of merit with her

Sun shines on Ladies Day Angela Batalha was third. Pauline Weigelt shot lowest net, with Millie Halcro second and Angie Wahnschaff third. Longest drives went to Clara Koehn (first flight), French (second flight) and Wendy Foster (third flight). Closest-to-the-pin (KP) winners were Deb Case (first flight) and Pauline

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It was more beautiful sunshine for the three flights of golfers who participated in Ladies Day at the 108 Golf Resort on Aug. 20. Thirty-six golfers teed off for the ninehole round. Cathy Waite had lowest gross score in the first flight, followed by Deb Case and Heather Matsuda. Low-net winner in the first flight was Judy Scarrow, with Joanne Garrow second and Patsy Wilkinson third. Lowest gross in the second flight belonged to Corinne French, with Pat Dutchak and Shirley Boyson finishing second and third respectively. Lori Henderson, Ann Pinkney and Lynda Lewis went first, second and third in low-net scoring. Eileen King was the third flight’s lowgross winner. Charlene Anderson was second low gross and

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Billie Scott, a founding member of the 108 Ladies Club in 1974, received a jacket and visor from the club recently. Billie and her husband, Marvin Scott, moved to Sydney on Vancouver Island.


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Weigelt (second flight). No one shot a KP in the third flight. Birdie pot winners were Waite, Koehn, Case, French and Scarrow.

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Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make, so it is important to know your current financial situation to be sure that you buy a home that you can afford. Get Your Mortgage Pre-Approved Getting your mortgage pre-approved will let you know what kind of house you can afford. It will make the search for your home easier and less timeconsuming. To get your mortgage pre-approved, you will need: • Your personal information, including identification such as your driver’s license • Details on your job and proof of your salary • Information about your bank accounts, financial assets, current loans and other debts • How much your down payment will be and where the money is coming from • Proof that you have enough money to cover the costs of closing the sale – usually around 1.5 per cent of the cost of the house Trouble Qualifying for a Mortgage? Sometimes, after everything has been taken into account, you may find that you can’t afford the house you want. If that happens, you may want to: • Pay off some loans first • Save up a larger downpayment • Revise your target house price • Add on a co-signer or guarantor Contact me with any questions!

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Q: Do all joint owners of property have the “right of survivorship?”

A: Many people think that there is only one legal form

for joint ownership of property. In fact, however, there are 2 types of joint ownership. Joint owners can be either “joint tenants” or “tenants-in-common.” What’s the most important difference between the two? In 4 words: “the right of survivorship.” When 1 of 2 “joint tenants” dies, the survivor is automatically the owner of the entire property. For “tenants-in-common,” however, the “right of survivorship” isn’t automatic – the will of the deceased decides who will get the deceased’s share of the property. Usually, a husband and wife who own their home together will want to use joint tenancy – to take advantage of the right of survivorship. On the other hand, business people who own a business property usually want the property to pass according to their will – and so they will register their ownership as tenants-in-common. Joint tenancy and tenancy-in-common – there is a difference! Article written by Centennial Law Corp. (Douglas E. Dent)

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Who can I gift a vehicle to?

You may gift a vehicle to a relative of yours as outlined below: Eligible relationships are: Spouse* Child, grandchild, great-grandchild Stepchild, stepgrandchild, great-stepgrandchild (children of “steps”) Parent, stepparent, parent-in-law Grandparent, great-grandparent Stepgrandparent, great-stepgrandparent (grandparent of child’s or grandchild’s stepchild) Grandparent-in-law, great-grandparent-in-law Daughter-in-law, son-in-law Stepdaughter-in-law, stepson-in-law (spouse of step-child) Granddaughter/son-in-law, great-granddaughter/son-in-law  Stepgranddaughter/son-in-law, great-stepgranddaughter/son-in-law Brother, sister Stepbrother, stepsister Non-eligible relationships include: Brother/sister-in-law Step brother/sister-in-law Foster children Divorced partners Aunts/uncles Nieces/nephews Cousins Any relationship not on the eligible relationship list *spouse means a person who is (a) legally married to another person, or (b) living in a common-law relationship and has been for a continuous period of at least 2 years.

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100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Men’s Club still attracting players

Gaven Crites Free Press

The sun was shining as 59 players teed-off for the Men’s Club ninehole round at the 108 Golf Resort on Aug. 21. Golfers took off in three flights. Longest drive in the first flight went to James Seeley, while Ron Vandermay hit the longest drive in the second flight and Ed Cassie slammed the longest drive in the third flight. Closest-to-the-pin (KP) honours in the first flight went to Chris

Stevens and the KP in the second flight went to Lee Hansen. No one had a KP in the third flight. The longest putt went to Jeff Stipel on No. 9. Stevens fired a 37 to win low-gross honours in the first flight. Karam Parsad was second and Bill Harris was third. The low-net score was marked by John McNeil, followed by Larry Molnar and Rob Douglas. In the second flight, Eric Ohlund had lowest gross score, followed by Theo Wiering and

Spence Henderson. Lee Hansen, Marvin Declare and Shawn Reid all shot a low net score of 33. Ron Thurston won

the low net in the third flight, followed by Gary Desjardine and Herm Dutchak. Low net in the third flight was Terry Barrick in first, Carson

On Aug. 22, the 108 Golf Resort’s Seniors Club members played Hidden Partners and three teams came in with the same score of 106.

We Serve

Walker in second and Al Smeds in third. The Men’s Club Championships is scheduled for Sept. 4 and 8.

Golfers formed hidden partnerships at recent Seniors Day event The winning teams were Met Boyson and Charlene Anderson, Ron Graves and Hollis Ney, and Kris Anderson and Maureen Menzies.

BAR SERVICE For All Special Occasions

For 100 Mile Call: 250-395-4855 or 250-395-7780

For 108 Mile Call: 250-791-5775 or 250-791-7323

Now Booking Weddings & Anniversary Parties! YOUTH AGAINST VIOLENCE LINE


We Are Pleased To Announce… Wedding


Theresa Bulman and Mike Lowe were married on July 27th, 2013. Proud parents are Rebecca Lowe and Eleanor and Mark Bulman. The fun Cariboo wedding was held at the Watch Lake Community Hall.


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all about your happy announcement: birth - wedding engagement - anniversary. On the last Wednesday of each month, we’ll publish your announcement.

And for only an additional $11.50 We will put your announcement on the internet! Just drop by the Free Press office in thePinkney Complex on Horse Lake Road anytime previous to the Thursday before the last Wednesday of the month.

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Let us! now k John & Sue Code 250-395-1219 or Elaine Saunders 250-395-3542 Adv. Courtesy of 100 Mile House Free Press


If you see a wildfire call *5555 on your cell. Nearly half of all wildfires are preventable. Please, be responsible in our forests.

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Business Opportunities EMPLOYMENT ALERT. Some “ Work at Home” advertisements as well as some advertisements that appear to offer jobs usually sell information manuals and directions.

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


Wayne Capnerhurst Feb. 1952 - Aug. 2011 All we have is our memories of Your smile, your laughter, Your twinkling blue eyes, Your unwavering love for Your Family. You will never be forgotten. Love Linda and your family

INDEX IN BRIEF: Family Announcements Community Announcements Employment Service Guide Pets For Sale/Wanted Real Estate Rentals Automotive Legals

Advertisements should be read on the first publication date. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the first insertion. NO CASH REFUNDS AGREEMENT: It is agreed by any display or classified advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION: Advertisers are reminded that provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, colour, nationality, ancestry, place of origin, or age unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved. COPYRIGHT: Copyright and/ or property rights subsist in all editorial, photographic and advertising content appearing in any edition of the 100 Mile Free Press. Permission to reproduce wholly or in any part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or technical process in a publication, must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law. NO ADVERTISING ITEM WILL BE DISCLOSED TO ANYONE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION.

BUT remember to include: • your phone number (and area code) • category you want your ad in • number of weeks you want the ad to run. • your credit card number, name on card, expiry date, and verification code Ads received without the required information will not be published. There is a $5 charge if you require a tear sheet or need your credit card receipt mailed back to you.

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Employment Business Opportunities ALL CASH drink/snack vending business route. Complete training. Small invest. req’d. 1888-979-VEND (8363). DJ Business For Sale! $8,500 includes all equipment for DJing. Serious enquiries only. Call 1 (250)992-2362

Career Opportunities Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Education/Trade Schools

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

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In Memoriam Gifts





Memorial Donations

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Legal Services


GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General laborers and tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209.

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

ANTIQUE Wood Stove and Oven for sale, Western Foundry Company Limited Wingham Ontario, 1902, asking $5,500; pictures available on request, email #39;;, includes water reservoir, 6 cooking #39;elements#39;, warming drawer, thermostat; cast iron, black and silver; located in 70 Mile House.


Painting & Decorating

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Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0.

Mr Otto Glass is urgently looking to hire a full time assistant m/f to help with all aspects of repairing or replacing windshields and all other automotive glass parts. Must be hard working, able to work with minimal supervision, able to receive directions well. Training provided. Must have valid drivers license and a good eye for quality. Please drop resume off in person 483 B Alder Ave., 100 Mile House (behind Super Save Gas) or email to:

CARPENTER/ CARPENTER HELPER to start ASAP, wage depending on experience. Class 5, reliable vehicle an asset.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 5363 Dawson Rd. 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E1.

FIELD CLERK Needed for out of town work site (21/7 schedule). Mature, flexible and positive communicator, understanding of importance of safety culture. Reporting to onsite foreman and Edmonton HO. Transportation to and from work site provided. Potential to grow with company; Fax 780-488-3002.

Memorial donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society can be sent to: Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0

GUEST Ranch is searching for a fulltime, live-in Assistant Ranch Manager. Qualifications: fluent English & German, excellent knowledge of horses. To apply call 250395-3017 or email


Counselling TRAINED Counselor is available 24 hours a day to offer support, understanding, and help. Confidential and free of charge. Interior Crisis Line Network

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


Call Toll Free 1-888-353-CARE (2273) www/

Pets & Livestock

LAC LA HACHE Drywall Services

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

GOOD quality hay: barn stored, small round bales, $35 each, delivery available. 250396-4129. HUNGRY VALLEY HAY: Grass rounds for free feeding horses, $40. Grass/Alfalfa mixed rounds for horses, $40. Cow quality round bales, approx. $100/ton. All baled and stored dry. 250-395-3539. QUALITY grass/hay mixed: Square bales, barn stored, no rain. Delivery available. 250397-2378.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Prices to suit - top work to boot

Therapy Groups

John Paterson

ALANON - Does someone’’s drinking bother you? Meet with others who feel the same. Meet Thursdays, 7pm at the Health Centre at the back of the Hospital. Contact 250-3954646


Excavating & Drainage

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings in 100 Mile area: Mondays noon at #18 - 208 8th Street. Tuesdays, 8pm, 100 Mile United Church. Thursdays 7:30pm, 108 Community Centre. Sundays 7:30pm, south Cariboo Community Health Centre,rear entrance. 250-791-5286, 250395-4646, 250-395-6154, 250395-5368

Feed & Hay


Education/Tutoring ARE you an adult who struggles to read, write or do math?

For further detail on this week’s

IF YOU would like to volunteer 395-2219 Partner Memorial donations to the (250We) Learning : Assisted necan ho for the residents of Mill Site P(PAL) job postings get in touch with us. help! provide 100 Mile House SPCA can Lodge/Fischer Place Care free one-to-one tutoring. Call S then please S E R P E 0 E X be0 sent to: Box 1948, 100 R 0 Homes, join our Mary at 250-395-0404 F X0X ILE 0 M • Mechanic • Retail Sales Clerk 1Mile auxiliary. We meet the X firstXXX, BC House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Thursday of every month at • Collision Technician • Sales Associate Financial Services 10:30 a.m. in the Mill Site : ax F • Auto Body Technician • Chambermaid Lodge boardroom. For info call Memorial donations to GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad Shelly at 250-791-9277. 9 1 2 -2 • Auto Technician • Labourer 5 9 credit? Bills? Unemployed? 3 ) Shriners Hospital for 0 (25 : equested By: RCrippled Phone Need Money? We Lend! If you • Detailer/Wash Bay Person • Processor Operator Children can be own your own home - you MOFFAT FALLS CONTRACT5-393•9Automotive Glass Technician • Certified Fallers 9 D 3 N ) qualify. Pioneer(25 Acceptance sent to: 0 A L ING LTD Processor Operator A N N : DO FaxMember Corp. BBB. needed for Williams Lake/ 3550 Waybourne Way, • Counter, Prep, Service Person • Lease Haul Contractor 1-877-987-1420 epreArea. Quesnel This is a fullre ef il m 0 0 1 Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3K9. • Parts Person/Counter • Sanitation Worker s@ time position. Applicants with ed fi si clas experience will have first opConsultant 1 • Janitor IF YOU own a home or real rts: portunity, any machine or fose s In Memorial donations of an V b. N estate, Alpine Credits can lend & s • Ranch Hand • Plant Worker restry experience involving ck Tru 0 money: It’s that simple. 1/201you machine operation, 0 log quality, to Heart and Stroke 4/2 • Gourmet Cook/Chef • Contract Opportunity e: at D Your credit/age/income is not or pre-harvest is valuable. End Foundation of BC & an issue. 1-800-587-2161. Training will be provided to ap• Baker Fund Development 0 1 0 /2 Yukon can be sent to: plicants with less experience if • Kitchen Help/Chambermaid • Grocery Clerk M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M openings still available. Wages #203 - 635 Victoria Street, $500 Loan and +. No credit reare competitive, and will be • Care Aide • Licensed Hair Stylist Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3. fused. Fast, easy, 100% sedecided with level of experi• Home Care Support • On Call Bus Drivers cure. 1-877-776-1660. ence, medical plan provided. $0.00 Position will be mainly camp • Flag Person w/Level 3 First Aid 100 Mile House and : Mile ce an The South Cariboo al B work. Email resumes to: mofWilliams Lake area Attn: Health Foundation e 1 of 1 ag P Craig Chapman Or fax: 2500 .0 0 0 $ welcomes memorial gifts 398-9443 Attn: Ta Craig Chapxes: COMMUNITY in support of our local man 0 .0 0 $ EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Acute and Residential 250-395-5121 • 808 ALPINE AVE. Health Care facilities, as Labourers (just down from Sunrise Ford) • Website: well as, Community Health GUARANTEED Job Placement. Laprojects and activities. Mail borers,Tradesmen & Class1 Drivers For Oil & Gas Industry Work. Call donations to: S.C. Health 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-888-213-2854 Foundation, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 or drop them off at the hospital.

Donations can be made to the Gideons by phoning 1-888-482-4253, using your credit card. The Gideons will send a card to the bereaved, so have their address handy. For funeral display or other information, contact Pete Penner at 791-6302 Donations may be sent to 100 Mile House Mural Society, 6221 Aalton Road, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E3

An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta.


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

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Custom Homes • Remodeling

• Ralf Baechmann • Ph: 250-395-1256 Cell: 250-706-4706

Big Country Storage Terminal Ltd. 44 Heated Units 65 Non-heated Units Freight Agents for: VanKam Freightways Clark Reefer

250-395-2447 Across from Ogden Sr. Sec. School

Box 115, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0

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The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Please send the name of the deceased, name/address of next of kin and name/ address of donor for tax receipt (VISA/MC accepted) to: Canadian Cancer Society, #300 - 500 Victoria St. Prince George, B.C. V2L 2J9 or Ph: 1-800-811-5666.

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Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate




Misc. for Sale


Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

PUPPIES: Great guard dogs Maremma/Weimaraner cross. $250 each. Ph. 250-706-7202 SPCA - Your best choice in pets. 250-395-5303 The SPCA needs 2 to 3 phone volunteers to answer the emergency line. Suits retired or semi-retired individuals. Also, temporary foster homes needed. Please call 250-3955303 and leave a message. *WARNING* -Ads reading, “Free to a good home�, have the potential to attract individuals that see your family pet as a way to make $$money through any number of undesirable situations; i.e. selling to animal testing labs or in the case of horses, the slaughter house. Contact the SPCA at 250-395-5303 for information on successfully placing your pet in the right kind of home. Leave a message and a volunteer will get back to you.

STEEL BUILDING sizzling summer savings event! 20x22 $4,188. 25x24 $4,598. 30x36 $6,876. 32x44 $8,700. 40x52 $12,990. 47x70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

1 BDRM furnished condo on Canim Lake. Clean, quiet, N/S, N/P, util. incl. Ref. req’d. Avail. Sept. 15 - June 15/2014. $650/m. 250-397-2243.

PARKVIEW APTS: 1 BDRM apt for rent renovated, downtown 100 Mile. $550/mo, 2 bdrm $650, bachelor $450. Includes heat. (250)395-3660 or (250)706-9144

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


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

Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD all split & cut from 12� to 48�. $140 per cord. Free delivery. Chris, 250-7063043. Stacking Avail. LEGAL firewood: Bulk quantities available. Call for info: 250-459-2145 TED SAWYER: Firewood for sale. 250-395-3951

Misc. for Sale 15� NISSAN rims & tires. Will fit 2002-2012 Versa & Sentra. P185/65 R15 - $175. 250-3954267. FOR SALE 2-M/SP235-75R15 tires $75 for pair. 2-All Season P235-75R15 tires, like new $100 for pair. Also 2-Shaw cable boxes $50 ea. Phone 250-791-6616 after 6pm. KILL BED Bugs and their eggs! Buy a Harris bed bug kit, complete room treatment solution. Odorless, non-staining. Not in stores, available online: NEW SHIMPO VL Whisper pottery wheel, tool kit & mud. $1,100, obo. 250-706-8073. TREADMILL: Large, electronic, like new. $1000 new, asking $700 OBO. 250-397-2266.

Garage Sales

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

South Cariboo Branch

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

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

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

Merchandise for Sale






Misc. Wanted Genuine Coin Collector Buyer Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030 WANTED: Old lever action Winchester rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

Real Estate

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

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

CAFE FOR LEASE: 35 seat cafe located at Interlakes. Full kitchen. Avail. Oct. 1. 250-3954267.

Misc. Wanted

Misc. Wanted

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



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

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Mobile Homes & Parks FACTORY DIRECT Wholesale CSA certified modular homes, manufactured/mobile homes and park model homes. We ship throughout Western Canada. Visit us online at or 1-877-976-3737.

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



100 MILE: Sat. Aug. 24 from 9-3 at #9-208 8th St. Desk, entertainment stand and more! 100 MILE: Sat. Sept. 1 from 9-2 at 924 Alpine Ave. Multi family. Something for everyone. 70 MILE: Labour Day Long Weekend yard sale at The Sugar Shack lot on Hwy. 97. 9-5 Sat. Aug. 31 & 9-4 Sun. Sept 1. Stop in & enjoy the poutine! BRIDGE LAKE: Sat. & Sun. Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 from 9-3 at 8045 N. Bridge Lake Rd. Cancelled if pouring! BRIDGE LAKE: Sat. & Sun. Aug. 31 & Sept.1 from 8-1 at 7679 Bridge Lake N. Rd. Collectibles, plumbing, heating, roofing, little bit of everything! Call 250-593-4656 for info. BUFFALO CREEK: Sat. Aug. 31 from 9-3 at 5050 Jones Rd. DEKA LAKE: Sat. & Sun. Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 from 9-2 at 7521 Burgess Rd. Tools, tools, tools, household goods, etc.

CANIM LAKE: Multi family sale. 3km. past Canim Lake Store at 7463 S. Canim Lake. Rain or shine! Sat. Aug. 31, from 9am - 4pm. FLEA MARKET EVERY FRIDAY

at the 108 Mall 10am - 4pm To book a table call Brenda 250-396-7144 GATEWAY: Sat. Sun. Mon. Aug 31 - Sept. 2 from 9-4 at 5637 Canim Lake Rd. Rain or shine. Collectibles, tools, videos, etc. MULTI - Family garage sale and artisan shop sale, open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday Aug 31 to Sept. 1. 3622 Gunn Rd. LacLaHache BC. Ph. 250-396-4584 VENDORS - NO CHARGE for Lac La Hache Garage/Farmers’ Market Sale. Sat. & Sun. Aug. 24 & 25. Call 250-3964202 for details!


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

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Professional Services

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






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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 100 Mile Free Press

Extra care needed in the water

With the Labour Day long weekend just around the corner, the BC Coroners Service urges residents and visitors to take care while enjoying recreational water activities, especially boating and swimming. A recent Corners Ser vice review shows that boating is significantly the highest-risk activity for drowning among recreational water users. Some 37.5 per cent of people who drowned in recreational cases in the five-and-a-half years from Jan. 1, 2008 to July

29, 2013, were engaged in some type of boating activity at the time. This included powerboats, rowboats, sailboats, canoes, kayaks, and pontoon boats, and also those who were fishing from a boat when things went wrong. The single most effective step to take while boating in any small craft is to wear a properly-fitted personal floatation device (PFD) at all times when on the water. A study from the University of Washington suggests that as many as one in two recreational-boat-

ing deaths would be prevented by this one step alone. Another study, from the New York state health department, found more than 70 per cent of recreational boating deaths occurred when the person became separated from their water craft, either through falling overboard, the boat capsizing, or even deliberately choosing to go for a swim. In all those cases, the fact a PFD was aboard the boat was of no assistance to the person. The Coroners Service

review shows that the second-most risky activity in recreational water use is swimming, with 28 per cent of the deaths occurring amongst swimmers. The number of accidental drownings from Jan. 1 to July 29 this year in British Columbia is 45, exactly the average of the past five years and a slight decrease from 2012 figures. FAST bytes • Always wear a properly fitting Personal Floatation Device (PFD) when engaged in boating or tubing

activities. Children, non-swimmers and weak swimmers should also wear a PFD when wading or playing in the water at a river or lakeside. • Alcohol and waterrelated activities do not mix, any more than alcohol and driving do. Alcohol impairs your co-ordination and judgment, and this substantially adds to the risk inherent in swimming or boating. Impairment by alcohol or drugs is also often a contributing factor in cases in which someone has accidentally fallen

Campers must be vigilant with fire safety While the campfire bans in the Cariboo Fire Centre zones have been lifted, campers and outdoor recreationalists must use caution this Labour Daylong weekend. Everyone has to be vigilant in preventing wildfires. Nearly half of all wildfires are caused by human activity, and can start from something as small as a carelessly discarded cigarette butt. Motorcyclists and all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts should ensure they are using an approved spark arrestor and refrain from parking on grass or at sites where the exhaust system is near combustibles.

Safety precautions: • Bring a shovel or keep at least eight litres of water nearby to properly extinguish your campfire. • Campfires cannot be larger than 0.5 metres in height and 0.5 metres in diameter. • Do not light a campfire or keep it burning in windy conditions. Weather can change quickly and the wind may carry embers to other combustible material and start new fires. • Folks must maintain a one-metre fireguard around the campfire. This is a fuel-free area where all flammable materials (grass, kindling, etc.) have been removed.

• Never leave a campfire unattended. • Make sure that the campfire is completely extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time. Folks may be held accountable for damages and fire suppression costs if their negligence results in a wildfire. To find out if there are fire prohibitions in

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your region, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website at www. Local fire department jurisdictions may also have their own prohibition in place. To report an unattended campfire, call 1-800-663-5555 or call *5555 on your cell phone.

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regina Louise We regret to announce the passing of Regina Louise Baxter. Regina passed away peacefully with her loving husband Hugh by her side on August 21, 2013 at the 100 Mile Hospital. Funeral services were held in Prince George and interment in Memorial Park Cemetery with family and friends present. The family would like to thank Dr. Street and the nursing staff at 100 Mile Hospital as well as the 100 Mile Hospice and Palliative Care workers for their care and compassion shown to Regina in her final days. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of


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into water from shore. B.C. statistics, like those from elsewhere in North America, show that between onethird and one-half of those who drown are impaired by alcohol or drugs at the time. • Always supervise children anywhere near water. Pre-school-aged childreProper supervision for children of this

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Harry roald Harry Roald Hansen of Sheridan Lake, B.C. passed away peacefully on August 17th, 2013 at the age of 90 with his devoted wife Edith by his side. Predeceased by his two sons, Glenn Hansen and Dennis Hansen, he will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by Edith, his bride of 64 years, 3 granddaughters, Danielle Hansen, Corie Hansen and Haley Hansen, daughter in law, Debbie Hansen and extended family and friends. Harry was born in Norway in 1923 and spent many years as a shoemaker and owner of Hansen’s Bootery in Agassiz, B.C. retiring in the early 1970’s at Sheridan Lake, B.C. He was a devoted family man and a passionate snow skier who continued to ski into his 80’s and was the founder of the Silver Tip Ski Area in the Sunshine Valley. At Harry’s request, there will be no formal service. A celebration of his life with family will take place at a later date. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the caring staff at Lakeview Lodge for their dedication and gentle assistance given to Harry as well as his devoted friends at Sheridan Lake. Messages of condolence can be sent to the family by visiting

100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Making noise at 10th Annual Scotty’s Mud Drags

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Booming engines, spinning tires and sky high dirt streams are part of the scenery just north of 100 Mile House this weekend. Trucks are rolling in Friday for the 10th Annual Scotty’s Mud Drags, which go Saturday (Aug. 31) at 2 p.m. and Sept. 1 at noon. The mud drags are the second to last event on this year’s the North West Mud Racing Association’s circuit. General admission to the event is $15 and children 12 years and under get in free. Two-

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day family passes are $50. A total of $6,000 is up for grabs in prize money. The racing grounds – located off Lilypad Lake Road about 10-kilometres north of 100 Mile House – will have a concession stand, live entertainment, and three racing strips for the drag racers. Organizer Liesbeth Lang says they expect close to 50 trucks at the event, which has been known to attract hundreds of visitors. “They open their hoods and the guys all drool. These things are so flipping noisy ... follow the dust. It can be heard all the way to the 108 [Mile Ranch].” Racers will compete in eight classes, “from big and expensive to street class,” Lang explains. Street Class is her favourite.

“These are the guys who actually plan to drive their trucks to work the next day. They’re licensed trucks

trying to go through the same mud these enormous trucks just did.” It’s a big family event, Lang adds.

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This coming weekend’s Cariboo Open at the 108 Golf Resort will feature one of the largest fields the tournament has seen in years. The annual tournament can accommodate 120 golfers and was close to full a week before the tournament, says head professional Andy Wahnschaff. “The Cariboo Open was one of the most prestigious tournaments in the Interior of the province for years. We’ve rejuvenated the golf activity at the 108 and our membership is way up. We’re the only tournament we know of that has increased its numbers this year. We’re going to be up 20 per cent from last year.” Members are saying the course is in “fantastic condition ... the best it has ever been” ahead of the tournament, which goes Aug. 30-Sept. 1 and offers $15,000 in prizes. Continued on A34

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Annual aviation event ready to take off South Cariboo Regional Airport (108 Mile) welcomes public to Appreciation Day

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108 Airport Appreciation Day is cleared for takeoff on Sept. 7. The annual event begins at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Hanger Restaurant, followed by airplane and helicopter rides at around 10 a.m., weather permitting.

Admission is free and a number of activities this year are organized for children, says Nick Christianson, South Cariboo Regional Airport manager. “This year, it’s kind of geared a little more towards kids ... to try and get young kids interested in aviation. [Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School] grads will have a display

talking about their aviation class.” Model airplanes and remote control airplanes will also be on site. “It will be more hands-on and interactive. You look around, the pilots are 60 years old or older. If we don’t encourage young people [to fly] we’re going to be an extinct species.”

He adds the airport is a top priority for the Cariboo Regional District. “It brings a lot of traffic and a lot of business in the area. Some people think it’s just rich people with airplanes using the airport. It’s actually not that at all.” Emergency services – Medevac, RCMP, search and rescue and firefighters – are the air-

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“The trend of golf seems to be down,” Wahnschaff says “But, we’re bucking the trend here at the 108 Resort for rounds played, membership rounds played and tournament rounds. We’re up in every department and we’re proud of that.” The Cariboo Open has been running on Labour Day weekend since 1974. Eight fatherson combinations will be teeing off Friday, something Wahnschaff attributes to the tournament’s long history,

devoted participants and Day 1 format. “People come home for the Labour Day weekend to play in the Cariboo Open. We run the first day with a benevolent twist. We allow participants to select who they’d like to play golf with. Certainly we have a lot of fathers or sons who come back to play. After that, the tournament is done strictly on score, like any other tournament.” The Open will have a new champion this year, as defending champion Shane Wilkie is out with a medical injury.

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100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Top herding sheepdogs competing

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Border collies are natural livestock herders and often cited as the smartest breed of dog. Those instincts and intelligence will be on display at the Third Annual Sandhill Lea Sheepdog Trial, which is taking place at the competition site on Abel Lake Road, located 10 kilometres west of 105 Mile via Tatton Road, Aug. 31- Sept. 1. The two-day event will see approximately 60 herding dogs and 40 handlers from around the province putting a half dozen or

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The South Cariboo Garlic Festival was a stinking good time! August 24 &25

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Sulphurous Lake’s Siana Kelly, an expert weaver, generously donated a whole day to Bridge Lake Fair, Aug. 18, during which she encouraged people

to “have a go” at Saari weaving. Plenty of people took her up on the offer, including seven-yearold Carter Nicholas, who is connected to Interlakes’ Ruscheinsky family, and Leanne King who spends her summers at Moosehaven Resort on Hathaway Lake. Usually a resident of Salmon Arm, Leanne prefers to get away from the summer heat and crowds there, so she comes here.

Residents step up At their Aug. 8 annual general meeting, Deka Lake & District Ratepayers’ Association (DLDRA) executive members were delighted to welcome three new directors – Sandy Amy, Jane Mahovlich and Joyce Rowe. Already in office, Marty Mahovlich has become president. His executive remains the same: vice-president Al Martin, secretary Penny Continued on B6

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One of the many people who tried their hand at Saari weaving at the Bridge Lake Fair on Aug. 18, under the guidance of Siana Kelly, was seven-year-old visitor Carter Nicholas.


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

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After a summer-long rest, members of the Eclectica Community Choir are ready to tune up their vocal chords and get back to practice. Anyone who enjoys singing is encouraged to join.

Eclectica getting ready for another season

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People interested in joining the Eclectica Community Choir might want to start warming up their singing voices now. The group is having its fall startup and registration at the 100 Mile United Church, 49 Dogwood Ave., on Sept. 11. Eclectica has a long history in 100 Mile House, explains Barbara

Hooper, a longtime member and retired music teacher. She adds “singing is like breathing” for many of the choir members, but anyone, no matter how they sound, is welcome to join. “We’re a very social group; anyone can join. Whether they read music or not or think they have a good voice or not. “Men, women, all ages. We sometimes have kids who are 14


and people who are in their 80s.” Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $25. The choir practice goes from 7 to 9 p.m. Hooper encourages people to sing as much as they can. “Music is just as natural as speaking. I come from an Irish/ Scottish background and that’s what we did. “Everyone came and brought their instrument or their voice. That’s kind of the feeling we have

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Outbreak of wasps affecting Lac des Roches and area residents LAC DES ROCHES Sharron Woloshyn 250-593-0041

Wasps and the many varieties of stinging insects are a big problem this year, at Lac des Roches and many surrounding communities. Many residents have reported encounters

with these annoying and sometimes dangerous pests. Reactions to insect stings are varied and can range from an annoying stinging sensation and minor swelling to full cardiac arrest. Residents have been sharing their suggestions for remedies and avoidance. Foremost is to inspect the area for the source of attraction, which is likely a nest. Removal and disposal can be dangerous but is necessary. Continued on B5

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Growing wasp nests are an indication of a problem shared by many communities this year.The insects seem to have found safe and out-of-reach locations to protect their nests from predators and humans. This one hangs eight feet out over the lake on an alder branch near the boat launch at Access #7.

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

• Aug. 31 – Opera singer Michaela Dickey, who grew up in 100 Mile House, will be putting on a public performance at the 100 Mile United Church, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is by cash donation at the door. • Aug. 31 – As part of Clinton’s 150/50 celebrations, Music in the Park at Reg Conn Centennial Park will feature free entertainment by Barney Bentall, starting at 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening. • Sept. 6-8 – South Cariboo Community Fall Fair is at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre with exhibits, trade show, entertainment, KidZone, great food and more. Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. • Sept. 7 – The 108 Airport Appreciation Day gets underway with a pancake breakfast, starting at 8 a.m. Events start at 10 a.m., and will be geared for children and families. Admission is free. Local pilots will be bringing their planes and there will be helicopter rides if the weather is good and there are no wildfires. • Sept. 7-8 – There will be Bull Riding action during the Community Fall Fair in the 100 Mile House & District Outriders Club Rodeo Grounds behind the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Sept. 7-8, starting at 1 p.m. both days. Admission is adults $15, students $10, seniors and children under six years $5. • Until Sept. 7 – The Cariboo Artists Guild 33rd Annual Fine Arts Show & Sale, with its theme of “Flight,” runs for six weeks at Parkside Art Gallery, with close to 25 local contributing artists. Parkside hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, noon-4 p.m. The gallery is located at 401 Cedar Ave. • Sept. 11 – The fall start-up of the Eclectica Community Choir will be held at the 100 Mile United Church. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. and the choir goes from 7 to 9. For more information, contact Barbara Hooper at 250-397-2980. • Sept. 14 – Cariboo Country Night at Watch Lake Community Hall features a barbecue steak dinner, cowboy poetry, western music, dance and live band. Tickets $25 – contact Mark McMillan at 250-456-2425. • Sept. 14 – Success by 6 is sponsoring Fresh Air Cinema in 100 Mile House at Centennial Park (below the children’s playground), starting 8:30 p.m. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Proceeds go to the 100 Mile House Waterpark Society. • Sept. 14 – Studio 2 Studio Art Tour is a selfguided tour of various artists at the 108 Mile Ranch. Twenty-five per cent of the proceeds and donations will go to the South Cariboo Health Foundation. For more information, call 250-706-2926. • Sept. 28 – The Third Annual Rotary Club of 100 Mile House Lobsterfest will be held at the 100 Mile Community Hall at 6 p.m. Tickets available at RE/MAX Country Lakes Realty, Save-On-Foods, and Maureen Pinkney (250395-0462) and are $75 (includes $40 charitable receipt) - only 200 sold.


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Residents enjoy annual fair

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Installing wasp attractors or feeders to a different location can be effective. Having anti-histamines drugs, such as Benadryl, nearby can provide relief to adults and pets with the proper dosage advice. Extreme allergic reactions require medical attention, but known sufferers are usually equipped with an epinephrine injector. Suggested topical remedies are plantain poultice or under arm deodorant. Screened tents or gazebos are gaining popularity, as they offer the outdoor experience without any of the annoying insects, and with so few weeks of summer weather left, no one wants to be forced indoors. Electronic bug zappers, installed or hand held, can be effective but the old-fashioned fly swatter or rolled up Free Press newspaper are a

cheap and great way to maintain or improve hand-eye co-ordination for the swatter of any age group. Fair enjoyed Several residents have suggested the organizers of the Bridge Lake Fall Fair receive a mention for a job well done this year. Several car loads of neighbours spent a good portion of their day enjoying the exhibits and entertainment offered at the fair. The avid quilters from our area are still talking about the wonderful needlework displays. Congratulations go to the organizers and the participants for another successful year. Land development Several residents attended last week’s public hearing for the proposed residential development at the end of Lee Road, which involves an Official Community Plan text

amendment and rezoning. While Lac des Roches property owners are likely not directly impacted by the proposed changes, residents of our area have witnessed development of strata-owned subdivisions in a rural and agricultural setting and have opinions that are worthy of note. Neighbours contributing to important community processes are to be commended for their participation. Water levels Several seasonal creeks have dried up this year, which may partially account for the dropping lake level although Lac des Roches is mostly fed by underwater springs. Shallow shoals and channels are almost impassable for larger boats and swimmers may experience some tummy tickling from the prolific weeds. Varying lake levels are not an

environmental concern, as past lake monitoring records indicate that large changes of several feet is a normal part of the lake’s cycle. Bear-free berries Thankfully, this year’s fabulous berry picking season has passed with no reported bear encounters – so far. Last year, bears were attracted to the local Saskatoon bushes and surprise encounters were reported almost daily and several highproducing bushes were completely destroyed by our hungry and clumsy invaders. The remaining out-of-reach berries seem to be attracting only cedar waxwings and crows. Several residents have commented that –what appears to be a bumper crop of rose hips – could still attract the bears to the neighbourhood. Critter watch In addition to regular deer sightings this



month, residents report otters and beavers around the lake. A surprising number of – what is believed to be – mink have been seen at several locations. These dark brown critters look a lot like a small otter, but move distinctively differently when on the shore.


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Did You Know… Who will be affected by the changes? If the changes are made, rural area taxpayers within the South Cariboo Recreation boundary would begin paying for the soccer fields and Martin Exeter Hall Complex. Currently, only taxpayers within the District of 100 Mile House are currently contributing to the cost of these facilities. How much will the changes cost taxpayers? The proposed changes would result in a residential tax rate increase of about $20 per $100,000 of the assessed value of land and improvements. This is based on an increase to the current South Cariboo Recreation financial plan of $275,000 per year for capital improvements and operating costs of the soccer fields and Martin Exeter Hall Complex. The

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2012 residential tax rate is $42 per $100,000 and the changes would increase the tax rate to about $62 per $100,000. If approved, what will the additional funding be used for? The immediate priority for the funds will be operating costs for the soccer fields, estimated to be $61,000 per year, and for operating costs for Martin Exeter Hall Complex, estimated to be $50,000 per year. Additional funds, up to $165,000, per year will be allocated to reserves for future capital improvements to the Martin Exeter Hall Complex. Don't registration fees already cover the cost of sports and activities we sign up for? Fees paid to sports leagues or tickets purchased to attend theatre events often do not cover the full cost of delivering recreation services, particularly when large facilities are involved, such as the arena, soccer fields or Martin Exeter Hall Complex. At the South Cariboo Recreation Centre, about 50 percent of the cost to operate the facility is covered by taxpayers. When Can You Vote? Residents are encouraged to take advantage of these advance voting opportunities because there is lower

voter turnout on these days and therefore less time spent waiting in line. Wednesday, Aug. 28 - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Council Chambers, District of 100 Mile House Tuesday, Sept. 3 - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Council Chambers, District of 100 Mile House General voting day is Saturday, Sept. 7 - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:  Council Chambers, District of 100 Mile House  108 Mile Community Hall  Forest Grove Community Hall  Lone Butte Community Hall For further information about the South Cariboo Recreation Service, please contact the CRD's Manager of Community Services, Darron Campbell, at or 250-392-3351 or toll free 1-800-665-1636 or visit us online at Enquiries specific to the referendum process should be sent to Alice Johnston, Chief Election Officer, at 250-392-3351 or toll free 1-800-665-1636 or email

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Deka Lake area getting their share of butterflies and bees

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Millway, and treasurer Lorna Wiebe. Gail Davis and Wolf Zink are mid-term directors. Residents were sincerely thanked for their help in catering Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fishing derby on Aug. 3-4, when more than 600 meals were provided. Butterflies and bees I don’t know if it’s just Deka or everywhere, but we have thousands of black butterflies with a thick edge of crinkly gold all around the wings, and I haven’t found anyone who knows what they are. And, in spite of the reported shortage of bees, we have lots of those, too. Dubbin showcased Bridge Lake Librarian Brenda Tillyer welcomes Wendy Dubbin to the library’s Community Showcase for September. Unknown to many, Wendy is quite an artist. Even though she was Bridge Lake Community School Society’s co-ordinator

for some 15 years, and invariably donated a piece to their annual art auction, most people have not seen her stunning work. Flowers are one of her favourite subjects. Ban lifted It seems that we’ve had enough spasmodic deluges to rescind the campfire ban. As of noon, Aug. 20, it was lifted. This does not mean we can be careless with fire, and remember that the first half of this year in the South Cariboo saw a far higher than average percentage of humancaused wildfires, so be careful.

value, and residents were urged to vote yes to this small property tax increase. SAR has often been used in the Interlakes area, and to date, we have not shared in its cost. Advance voting is also available, today (Aug. 28), or Sept. 3, at the District of 100 Mile House office. Featured book Bridge L ake Community School’s (BLCS) Book Club meets 1:30 p.m., Sept. 7 to discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight

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If you can’t find it, you can’t hit it. With that in mind, Joanne Dyck, sales associated at Screamin’ Reel Fly and Tackle in the Donex Pharmacy & Department Store in 100 Mile House, says hunting technology is continuously developing when it comes to improving sight, and there are new tools on the market that really improve how and what hunters can see. Dyck has been selling outdoor hunting and fishing equipment for nine years and says range finders, “Trophy Cams” and rifle scopes are getting better every year. “The arc design takes into consideration the (trajectory) of the bullet. If you’re aiming up a hill, it shows where you should be aiming at that

animal to actually hit it. If you’re a bow hunter and you’re shooting up or down, it takes into consideration how the arrow is going to fly. Wind will come into [play], but it does give you a pretty good chance of hitting that animal.” She adds a lot of hunters are now using “Trophy Cams” – motionactivated cameras that capture the movement of animals and can be set up anywhere in the bush. “If you’re not sure and you want to scout out an area, but you can’t actually be there and watch, you can set one of the cameras up and it will take pictures and video of the animals moving around in the area. It’s activated when there’s movement. “[The information] goes on a little memory card. You can take it home and look at it and check it out. It gives you a time and date stamp, so

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you know when the animal is nosing around and doing its thing.” The cameras range in price – $350 and over or $200 and under – based on different capabilities, such as like how images are viewed and stored. The same goes for binoculars, which go from $25 for a basic pair and up to $600 depending on how technical you want to get. Another change Dyck has noticed throughout her time in the outdoor equipment business is the amount of camouflage clothing available for women and children. “I’ve got stuff in for boys, girls and women, rather than just men. There’s more selection for camouflage shirts, jackets and pants. A lot more younger kids and women and girls are starting to hunt now.... In the past, women had to buy men’s stuff and make it work.”

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How to use the chart. IMPORTANT - Your rifle should be shot from a well-padded rest, under calm wind conditions, resting forearm, not barrel, on pad. Four steps to adjust micrometer and telescopic sights. 1. Locate on the chart the exact centre of at least three carefully fired shots, using same hold and sightsetting. For example, suppose centre of group is small circle in upper right hand quarter of the chart, at the crossing points of lines 3L and 3D. 2. Following the vertical line we come to the figure 3L. This means that to ring the next group on the vertical centre line requires that you move your rear sight 3 minutes-of-angle to the LEFT. If your sight reads in minutes-of-angle this means you must move it 3 clicks to the LEFT. If in 1/2 minutes-of-angle, 6 clicks, and if in 1/4 minutes-of-angle, 12.




3. Now follow the horizontal line to the edges of the chart and we come to the figure 3D. This means that you must move DOWN the sight 3 minutes-of-angle to bring your next group on to the horizontal centre line. 4. If your aim was steady and correct on first group and no puff of wind blew any of your shots out of the group, your next group should be in and around the 10 ring. Your rifle is then sighted in for the range and ammunition used. NOTE: Changing your sight 1 minute-of-angle makes a change in where the bullet strikes of 1/2 inch at 50 yards and 2 inches at 200 yards. Fire your groups slowly, and let the rifle cool a few minutes between groups.




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© 2009 bombardier recreational products inc (brp). all rights reserved. ™, ® and the brp logo are trademarks of bombardier recreational products inc. or its affiliates. † visco-lok is a trademark of Gkn viscodrive Gmbh. ∞ all other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. in the u.s.a., the products are distributed by brp us inc. brp reserves the right, at any time, to discontinue or change specifications, prices, designs, features, models or equipment without incurring obligation. some models depicted may include optional equipment. brp highly recommends that all aTv drivers take a training course. for safety and training information, see your dealer or, in usa, call the aTv safety institute at 1-800-887-2887. in canada, call the canadian safety council at (613) 739-1535 ext. 227. ATVs can be hazardous to operate. For your safety: always wear a helmet, eye protection, and other protective clothing. Always remember that riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix. Never ride on paved surfaces or public roads. Never carry passengers on any ATV not specifically designed by the manufacturer for such use. Never engage in stunt driving. Avoid excessive speeds and be particularly careful on difficult terrain.ATVs can be hazardous to operate. For your safety: always wear a helmet, eye protection, and other protective clothing. Always remember that riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix. Never ride on paved surfaces or public roads. Never carry passengers on any ATV not specifically designed by the manufacturer for such use. Never engage in stunt driving. Avoid excessive speeds and be particularly careful on difficult terrain. outlander maX models are category G aTvs, intended for use by an operator age 16 or older, and passengers age 12 or older only. brp urges you to “Tread liGhTly” on public and private lands. preserve your future riding opportunities by showing respect for the environment, local laws and the rights of others when you ride. make sure that all laws, regulations, and brp’s warnings/ recommendations for aTv passengers are respected. ride responsibly. 5107764



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How to use the chart. IMPORTANT - Your rifle should be shot from a well-padded rest, under calm wind conditions, resting forearm, not barrel, on pad. Four steps to adjust micrometer and telescopic sights. 1. Locate on the chart the exact centre of at least three carefully fired shots, using same hold and sightsetting. For example, suppose centre of group is small circle in upper right hand quarter of the chart, at the crossing points of lines 3L and 3D. 2. Following the vertical line we come to the figure 3L. This means that to ring the next group on the vertical centre line requires that you move your rear sight 3 minutes-of-angle to the LEFT. If your sight reads in minutes-of-angle this means you must move it 3 clicks to the LEFT. If in 1/2 minutes-of-angle, 6 clicks, and if in 1/4 minutes-of-angle, 12.




3. Now follow the horizontal line to the edges of the chart and we come to the figure 3D. This means that you must move DOWN the sight 3 minutes-of-angle to bring your next group on to the horizontal centre line. 4. If your aim was steady and correct on first group and no puff of wind blew any of your shots out of the group, your next group should be in and around the 10 ring. Your rifle is then sighted in for the range and ammunition used. NOTE: Changing your sight 1 minute-of-angle makes a change in where the bullet strikes of 1/2 inch at 50 yards and 2 inches at 200 yards. Fire your groups slowly, and let the rifle cool a few minutes between groups.




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© 2009 bombardier recreational products inc (brp). all rights reserved. ™, ® and the brp logo are trademarks of bombardier recreational products inc. or its affiliates. † visco-lok is a trademark of Gkn viscodrive Gmbh. ∞ all other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. in the u.s.a., the products are distributed by brp us inc. brp reserves the right, at any time, to discontinue or change specifications, prices, designs, features, models or equipment without incurring obligation. some models depicted may include optional equipment. brp highly recommends that all aTv drivers take a training course. for safety and training information, see your dealer or, in usa, call the aTv safety institute at 1-800-887-2887. in canada, call the canadian safety council at (613) 739-1535 ext. 227. ATVs can be hazardous to operate. For your safety: always wear a helmet, eye protection, and other protective clothing. Always remember that riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix. Never ride on paved surfaces or public roads. Never carry passengers on any ATV not specifically designed by the manufacturer for such use. Never engage in stunt driving. Avoid excessive speeds and be particularly careful on difficult terrain.ATVs can be hazardous to operate. For your safety: always wear a helmet, eye protection, and other protective clothing. Always remember that riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix. Never ride on paved surfaces or public roads. Never carry passengers on any ATV not specifically designed by the manufacturer for such use. Never engage in stunt driving. Avoid excessive speeds and be particularly careful on difficult terrain. outlander maX models are category G aTvs, intended for use by an operator age 16 or older, and passengers age 12 or older only. brp urges you to “Tread liGhTly” on public and private lands. preserve your future riding opportunities by showing respect for the environment, local laws and the rights of others when you ride. make sure that all laws, regulations, and brp’s warnings/ recommendations for aTv passengers are respected. ride responsibly. 5107764



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The South Cariboo Search and Rescue (SCSAR) response area is more than 13,000 square kilometres and it includes a huge mix of terrain and wilderness, so they make it their goal to be prepared for anything. Hunters venturing out in the 100 Mile House area this fall should do the same, says SCSAR search manager Val Severin. “There are a lot of different spots and scenarios where people get into trouble. We go right down to the Fraser River and across to Clearwater, so our boundary there is quite mountainous and technical. There’s definitely a wide variety [of land]. We have swift water, flat water, you name it.” SCSAR operates under the direction of the 100 Mile House and Clinton RCMP detach-

Val Severin

ments in cases where people are reported lost, overdue or missing. They’re also mobilized by BC Ambulance, fire departments, the Coroner’s office and BC Parks, so the where, when and why they get a call and how they respond to it is really unpredictable. “We’ve had five calls in the last month, but then we’ll go two or three months with no calls at all,” Severin says, adding SCSAR responds to about one or two calls

of a missing or lost hunter and an average of a dozen search and rescue calls every year. “Most times it’s people from outside of our area who have come here to hunt and stuff happens.” Forty-two volunteers make up the SCSAR. Severin’s job as search manager is to delegate and help come up with a plan and figure out how and where they disperse their response teams. A 12-year veteran of search and rescue, she notes that although outdoor gear and navigation technology has advanced significantly throughout the years, campers, hikers and hunters shouldn’t rely solely on new gizmos and gadgets. “There is lots of new stuff that helps, but we can’t rely on that because electronics can always fail. There’s no 100 per cent [way to be sure of where you are] other than going

back to the basics and having your map and compass and knowing how to use it. “The potential is there for people getting into trouble by thinking they have a GPS on their phone. But, they get outside of Forest Grove and it’s not going to help them.” Hunters are advised to have a trip plan and leave it with someone or on their vehicle before they head out into the woods. A trip plan and other resources are available on the SCSAR website. “Be prepared because you just don’t know when things are going to go wrong. “Basically, have the gear and know how to use it. Know when you’re going to be back and have a plan for someone to call for help if you’re not back when you’re suppose to be. “Have the basics of life. Be able to take water and food and be able to make a fire and have first-aid supplies.”




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SAFETY Can’t get enough hunting and fishing and looking forward to your next trip? Don’t get so caught up in the excitement that you forget safety rules. As you prepare to bag some game or catch a fish, keep these tips in mind: HUNTING

• Learn how to operate your firearms or bow. • Make an itinerary and give it to someone at home. • Wear blaze orange and eye and ear protection. • Hunt with others whenever possible. Know where your companions are at all times. • Treat all firearms as though they are loaded. • Know your target and what’s beyond it. • Keep your finger outside the trigger guard and off the trigger until ready to shoot. • Never climb a fence, tree or ladder with a loaded firearm or bow and arrows. • Unload firearms and bows when not in use. Store ammunition and arrows separately. • Don’t drink or do drugs while hunting.

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• Always wear life jackets in a boat. • Fish with others whenever possible. • Choose a safe area to fish in. • Make an itinerary and give it to someone at home. • Wear appropriate shoes and light clothing in case you are pulled into the water. • Carry spare tackle and gear. Don’t try to retrieve any that falls into the water. • Bring safety gear and use it. • Check the weather reports before leaving for your trip. Head for home if the weather takes a bad turn. • Be careful when launching and retrieving boats. • Handle fish with care. • Don’t drink or do drugs while fishing.

These are just some of the more important safety rules of hunting and fishing. For a complete list, take a course in hunting and fishing safety and make sure you are on top of your game!

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Designs for Living

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Total Living Area: 1450 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Main Level: Centrally located expansive 19”10’ by 21’ great room, entertainment-style kitchen and dining area flanked by large master and full bath on one side and second bathroom, two bedrooms, and laundry on the other side. Special Features: Angled front with large windows adds drama and architectural interest. Cathedral ceiling in great room and serving island in kitchen, front and rear entry to central part of this home.

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Continued from the Aug. 21 ‘Designs for Living” Column After you have finished the repair chores it is time to tackle projects that make the grounds more attractive. Kill mold and mildew on the house, sidewalks, roof, or driveway. Stow away unnecessary garden implements and tools. Clean windows and gutters. Pressure wash dirty siding and dingy decks. Edge sidewalks and remove vegetation growing between concrete or bricks. Mow the lawn. Get rid of weeds. Rake and dispose of leaves, even if your lot is wooded. Trim tree limbs that are near or touching the home’s roof. Don’t Forget the Rear View! Buyers doing a drive by will try their best to see your back yard. If it’s visible from another street or from someone’s driveway, include it in your curb appeal efforts. Evening Curb Appeal Do your curb appeal exercise again at dusk, because it isn’t unusual for potential buyers to drive by houses in the evening. One quick way to improve evening curb appeal is with lighting. String low voltage lighting along your driveway, sidewalks, and near important landscaping elements. Add a decorative street lamp or an attractive light fixture to a front porch. Make sure lighting that’s visible through front doors and windows enhances the home’s appearance. Landscaping Decisions There are times that adding elements to your landscaping can improve curb appeal, but there are other times when removing something is even more effective. For example, there was a large brick house with large white columns. Tall evergreens, planted in front of each column, had grown taller than the roof and obscured the columns and windows and made it difficult to see the front of the house. The owner trimmed them back, but it didn’t do the trick. She then yanked them out of the ground, instantly boosting the home’s curb appeal. More Curb Appeal Tips If you can budget it, a fresh paint job does wonders for a dingy house. Drive around your town to find color schemes that are appealing. Install a more attractive front door, maybe something with leaded glass inserts. If you can’t justify the cost of a new door, consider replacing plain doorknob hardware with something more attractive. If you brainstorm, you’ll find that there’s a solution to most problems—one that lets you stay within your budget. The trick is to find the areas where improvements are needed, then work on them as best you can.

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Carpenter Ray Lafreniere and son, Cassidy Lafreniere, were doing repairs to the front wall of the 108 Mall as part of the large renovation project currently underway.

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Construction continues at the 108 Mall in the 108 Mile Ranch. The frontage wall is getting a major upgrade, including the main entrance that should provide easier access to the building. Hopefully, everyone who has have been shopping there has observed the new changes to the building. Revised sprinkling restrictions The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has increased the current sprinkling regulations for the 108 Mile Ranch due to the over use by a some residents. Hopefully, most people have received the latest public notice from the CRD. Sprinkling is now allowed for even-num-

bered addresses on even-numbered days, and odd-numbered addresses on odd-numbered days. Sprinkling times are 6 to 8 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. The CRD has received a report from consultant Kala Geosciences about the Sepa and 108 lakes concerning the community wells, the aquifer, the condition of the system and its ability to supply the 108 with a sustainable water system. Hopefully, the CRD will call a meeting this fall to bring us all up to date, and it would be a good meeting to attend. Folks interested in more information can go to the CRD website at or call 250-392-3351 or toll free at 1-800-6651636. School news The crosswalks to Mile 108 Elementary School have just been painted in readiness for the new school year. Please be diligent about driving carefully, using extreme caution Continued on B16

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Community events listed must be of a non-profit nature and will be published free of charge one week prior to the event. Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon. Events for the online calendar can be submitted to the calendar feature on the home page at www.100milefreepress. net. However, online calendar submissions are not automatically picked up for the Free Press.

100 MILE q The South Cariboo Food Security Committee is looking for fresh vegetables and fruit from local garden plots with extra produce, and non-perishable donations from the general public, due to the Food Bank summer closure. For drop-off information, call Debbra Williams at Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre at

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250-395-5155. 100 MILE q The fall startup of the Eclectica Community Choir will be held at the 100 Mile United Church, 43 Dogwood Ave., on Sept. 11. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. and the choir goes from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Barbara Hooper at 250-397-2980. 100 MILE q The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre Early Years Program is accepting donations of nonperishable food items, including infant food and formula, summer maternity wear, diapers, infant summer wear, including sun hats and sun screen. Donations accepted Monday through Friday 9 a.m.

to 4 p.m. Call 250395-5155 for more information. 100 MILE q Would you like to become a South Cariboo Holiday Dinner Host – a new program that matches local people with newcomers to the South Cariboo area for a onetime dining experience. You provide your time, community knowledge, and a home-cooked meal, and in return, you get the chance to learn about a new culture or connect with someone from your cultural background. To learn more, contact the Welcoming Communities coordinator Kimberly at kimberly@cariboo or phone 778-482-0090. 100 MILE q Prenatal/infant parent information sessions and lunch drop-in are held at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (1-486 Birch Ave.) on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest speakers present topics of interest to expectant mothers and families with children up to three years old. Call 250-395-5155 for more information. 100 MILE q The Mill Site/ Fischer Place Auxiliary meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the boardroom at Mill Site. Call Shelly at 250-791-9277 for more information.

100 MILE q The Caribou Brain Injury Society meets monthly, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Health Centre beside 100 Mile District General Hospital. For information, phone 250-392-7772, e-mail or check out the website at 100 MILE q The United Church, 43 Dogwood Ave., is offering soup and caring conversation on Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. No strings attached. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile District General Hospital Auxiliary meets the first Wednesday of each month in the hospital’s multipurpose room at 1 p.m. The Gift Shop in the lobby is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but is closed for lunch noon-1 p.m. For more information about the auxiliary or the gift shop, call Ruth at 250395-1163 or e-mail 100 MILE q The Cariboo Artists Guild meets the first Tuesday of each month, downstairs at Parkside Art Gallery, beginning at noon.

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We are an informal group of aspiring and accomplished artists who exchange ideas and promote art. For more information, call Sharon at 250-706-0111 or Kathy at 250-3953725, or go to www. guild. 100 MILE q The La Leche League (breastfeeding support group) meets the first Thursday of the month at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre at 10 a.m. There is no charge. For more information, call Kristi at 250-396-7403, or Kris at 250-945-4668. LAC LA HACHE q Lac la Hache Pioneer Centre (OAPO #176) has a meeting the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.; you must be 40+ years to be a member and there’s a $12 annual activity fee. Activities open to all: Monday: Square and round dancing at 1:30 p.m. Thursday: TOPS at 8:30 a.m. Friday: mixed pool and cards at 1 p.m. Every fourth Sunday is bluegrass jam sessions at 1 p.m., call Cal at 250-396-4989. For more information, contact Wendy at 250706-9937 or Frances at 250-396-4169.

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Canim Lake Band Chief Mike Archie dances in traditional regalia at various cultural events, such as the Grand Entry at its recent Pow Wow. His traditional, but personalized interpretative, moves won him the Chief’s Dance Competition at the Secwepemc Gathering at Green Lake, Aug. 17-19.

100 MILE q The SPCA volunteer meetings will continue to be held in the Pioneer Room at the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on the first Sunday of each month at 11 a.m.

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Recently, Ruben Aliaga used the full height of his canopy when he added gladiolas to a huge lily stem for a custom-made bouquet in the Rancho Los Andes florist’s booth at the South Cariboo Farmers Market.

100 MILE q The 100 Mile and District Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 1-2:30 p.m., in the 100 Mile House Branch Library meeting room. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts. For more information, call Glenna at 250-395-3361.

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Dee Orango watched her ball head for the No. 2 green at the Marmot Ridge Gold Course in 100 Mile House as Willie Orango, background left, and Jim White looked on during the Legion Golf Tournament, Aug. 17. More than 30 men and women participated in the nine-hole tourney and any extra proceeds went to local charities.

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Opera singer home for vocal camp and interpret it to your audience, so they can understand as well.” To cap off the week, there’s a public concert at 100 Mile United Church, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.

“Music is probably the most rewarding thing on the planet. If I can offer them something that makes them want to do it more, want to explore it more, I will have achieved my goal.”

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and staying within the speed limits. Let’s work together and welcome all our students in the 108 Mile Ranch to a safe and exciting new school year. Health news Have you seen the ads in the Free Press (page ?? of this edition) “Do you need someone to talk to about your Below the Belt Issues”? If anyone has any concerns for themselves or their spouse, please contact one of the posted phone numbers, as

there are people who can assist you with further information. Animal sightings There have been sightings in the Kitwanga Drive and Meesquono Drive areas of two cougars and there has also been evidence of bears. So please be careful and restrict access to your garbage bins and keep your pets under control. Church news The Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship thanks the group of people who

helped put together the free program for the Son-Surf Beach Bash Vacation Bible School, Aug. 12-16. It was a great success for all the children aged five to 12 years who had fun under the direction of group co-ordinator Hiedi Mack.






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