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Ashcroft Councillor-Elect Doreen Lambert was sworn in by Administrator Michelle Allen (left) at Monday’s council meeting in front of a large audience of supporters. Coun. Jerry Fiddick looks on.

Senior athletes rack up medals at B.C. Games Area athletes did well at the recent Seniors Games in Kamloops, as the 26th B.C. Seniors Games came to an end last Saturday. They earned several medals from among nearly 4,000 competing athletes from across the province. Ashcroft Mike Baldwin, Bronze. Kamloops Old Stars. Slo Pitch: Men 65-69. John Farmer, Bronze. Tennis: Men 80+ Singles; Silver. Tennis: Men 75-79 Doubles. Arlene Lebedoff, Silver. Darts: Women 65+ Doubles. Frank Mierau, Gold. Cycling: Men 80-84 Time Trial (00:29:01.81); Gold. Cycling: Men 80-84 Road Race (00:58:29; Gold. Cycling: Men 80-84 Hill Climb

(13:16.11). Jack Miller, Silver. Track and Field: Men 65-69 1500 Metres (5:53.82); Silver. Track and Field: Men 65-69 5000 Metres (21:28.68). Muriel Scallon, Gold. Horseshoes: Women 65+ Class C - 25% to 34.9%. Loraine Shwaluk & Myron Erickson, Bronze. Cribbage: Flight D 55+ Pairs. Cache Creek Darlene Daily, Silver. Golf: Women 55-59 24.4 40.4 Index. Gordon Daily, Gold. Golf: Men 70-74 0 - 20.0 Index. Linda Holland, Gold. Equestrian: Men and Women 65+ Mountain Trail - Novice Inhand; Silver Equestrian: Men and Women 65+ Mountain Trail

- Novice Undersaddle. Clinton Floyd Haller, Gold. Kamloops Rattlers. Slo Pitch – Men’s 70+. Logan Lake Bob Campbell, Gold. Kamloops Rattlers. Slo Pitch: Men 70+. Wayne Fullerton, 6. Badminton: Men 60-64 Singles. Gordon Lindal, Silver. Kamloops Old Dogs. Ice Hockey: Men 70+. Dave Pagnuco, Bronze. Salmon Arm Cavaliers. Ice Hockey: Men 55+. Jim Turner, Silver. Golf: Men 80+ Low Gross ‘B’. Lytton Robert Bolan, 7. Badminton: Men 60-64 Singles Competitive.

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On Aug. 21 at 8:25 pm RCMP were contacted by Vancouver Island police who requested that they serve documents on a local 13 year old youth who had been arrested there in July. The boy, who lives with his family in the Ashcroft area, is charged with sexual assault, assault with a weapon, assault and uttering threats. The alleged female victim was an acquaintance. The matter is still under investigation

Son accuses parents of smoking crack On Aug. 25 at 1 am police received a complaint from a 30 year old man who advised that he was living with his parents in Cache Creek with his girlfriend and their baby. He called to report that his parents were smoking crack in front of his child. Officers attended and spoke to all parties, including the parents who denied any drug use. They said their son had a bad attitude and was no longer welcome in their house. The son and his 21 year old girlfriend left with their baby to stay in a motel.

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Aug. 21 at 5:30 pm police received a call from an 82 year old woman living at the Halfway Trailer Park who reported that her neighbour was a thief and had stolen property in his possession. She added that he was up to no good. Officers spoke to the 44 year old male who was polite and cooperative. He advised that she was always calling him a thief and spreading rumours about him. Police surveyed his property and did not find anything that might have been stolen. Credit card fraud Aug. 22 a 29 year old Ashcroft woman reported credit card fraud after receiving bills in the mail for two cards in her name that she hadn’t authorized and didn’t know existed. The two bills were from internet purchases, one from Home Depot for $657 and the other was from Ikea for $3,049. Police were not able to track either purchase. She was advised to contact the credit card companies to report the fraud and to cancel the cards, and to contact the credit companies and check

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swered and requested that her 47 year Wendy Coomber old boyher credit history to make friend be sure there were no other un- removed from their house as known cards in her name. he was intoxicated and being unpleasant. The male was Wrong number given a ride to his cousin’s Aug. 22 police received house to sleep it off and told a complaint from a 66 year to come back when he was old Ashcroft man who stat- sober. No charges were laid. ed that he had been getting phone calls over sever- Vehicle scavenged al months for a woman he Aug. 23 at 8 am police has never heard of. He said received a report of an abanhe told the caller that she doned vehicle on Hwy 1 at does not and has never lived Basque Rd. The complainant there, but they persist in call- said the green 1997 Honda ing. He was advised that it Civic had been there for five was not a police matter and days and someone had scavthat he should look for other enged it that morning, taksolutions. ing the wheels and removing other parts. The Registered No help needed Owner is a 17 year old AshAug. 22 at 7 pm RCMP croft woman. Police are still were contacted by BC attempting to contact her. Ambulance for assistance with what was believed to Early morning stop be an unresponsive male sitAug. 24 at 3:45 am a 63 ting in a vehicle near Bos- year old Ashcroft woman ton Flats. He had been in the reported seeing a suspisame spot for three consecu- cious male pull up to the tive nights. Police arrived OK Stop in a white or gray and found the 70 year old van, get out and stand next Ashcroft man to be healthy to the store’s front door for and not in any need of assistance.

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Aug. 24 at 8:30 am residents on Drinkwater Rd. reported an attempted break and enter of their travel trailer, which they were sleeping in at the time. The property owner, a 70 year old West Vancouver man, reported that they were sleeping in a small travel trailer when they were awoken by sounds. Whoever made them ran away when the lights were turned on. No vehicles were noticed in the area. The man was advised to lock his gate at night. Hay! Aug. 24 at 12:20 pm police attended a traffic hazard on Hwy 1 at Hwy 97C when a tractor trailer hauling hay dumped its load at the junction. The 49 year old Cache Creek driver couldn’t explain how he’d lost the load, saying that he thought that it had been tied correctly. He was issued tickets for an insecure load and failing to produce a Drivers License. The hay was cleaned up.

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Summer has zipped by us and we are nearing the beginning of another school year, and that means sharing the roads and pathways with many young pedestrians and cyclists on their way to or from school. And with another school year beginning, this is a great time to remind our community members to be aware of School Zones as well as Playground Zones while driving, and what the rules of the road are within these zones. School Zone signs are in the shape of a house and generally accompanied by a 30 KM/H sign. This speed must be adhered to on school days, Monday to Friday, between 8 am and 5 pm. Playground Zone signs are in the shape of a diamond and possibly accompanied by a 30 KM/H sign. You must comply with this maximum speed EVERY day of the week from dawn until dusk. If the playground or school sign is by itself and doesn’t have the extra 30 KM/H tab, then the 50 KM/H speed limit may be assumed unless otherwise posted.

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New ridings take Strahl out of area Conservative MP Mark Strahl will be seeking re-election in the riding of Chilliwack-Hope in the next federal election. The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia released their final report and maps on Aug. 21. The report adjusts riding boundaries because of population changes and will add six new federal seats to British Columbia’s total at the next election as a result of the Conservative government’s Fair Representation Act. “Chilliwack-Hope is entirely contained within my current riding of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon,” said Strahl. “I was born and raised in Chilliwack, and my roots in both Chilliwack and Hope are very deep. I’m looking forward to running here in the next election.” The next federal election is currently scheduled to take place in the fall of 2015. Strahl thanked the Commission for their work, and for listening to the people of Chilliwack who were strongly opposed to the original draft proposal which would have seen the District split between two ridings. “It made sense to keep Chilliwack together, and I’m glad they saw it that way in the end.” Strahl is looking forward to the next two years of serving the current riding of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon. “It is an honour to represent each and every constituent and each and every community in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon,” said Strahl. Chilliwack-Hope will include the District of Chilliwack and the District of Hope. The communities of Kent, Harrison Hot Springs, Yale, Boston Bar, Lytton, Lillooet, Cache Creek and Ashcroft will be in the new riding of MissionMatsqui-Fraser Canyon. Strahl was first elected to the House of Commons as MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon in May 2011, a riding that his father, Chuck Strahl, held for the Conservatives since 2004. He is a member of the Standing Committee on National Defence, and the Chair of the BC/Yukon Conservative Caucus. Submitted

MLA Jackie Tegart (centre) and Ashcroft Council members (l-r) Doreen Lambert, Jerry Fiddick, Mayor Andy Anderson and Alice Durksen celebrate the completion of the Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade on Monday.

Ashcroft sewage treatment upgrade finished Ashcroft residents will benefit from recently completed improvements to the Village’s sewer treatment plant thanks to provincial and federal support. The Village of Ashcroft sewage treatment plant services more than 800 properties and treats over 875,000 litres of effluent a day. Newer, more efficient equipment will help the Village save on energy costs, improve the reliability of the plant, and reduce the risk of harm to the local ecosystem. “Improvements to Ashcroft’s sewage treatment

plant will help protect our marine environment, an important part of our community and the local economy,” said Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for ChilliwackFraser Canyon. “Our Government is pleased to be investing in infrastructure projects, such as this one, that are important to Canadians and contribute to a healthier, more sustainable environment.” “Supporting local infrastructure is a priority and we are committed to helping B.C. communities meet the costs of essential upgrades,” said Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. “This sewer treatment plant upgrade was an important project that will protect the health and wellbeing of people who live here.” “This upgrade makes the plant more efficient by being Japanese artist Kazuhiko Nakagi (left) with Ashcroft artists Esther Darlington able to adjust itMacDonald and (Councillor) Alice Durksen at MacDonald’s residence. Esther self down writes more about their meeting in her column on p. 5.

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when demands are less, saving money on operations,” said Andy Anderson, Mayor of Ashcroft. “This upgrade will also extend the life of Public Works staff gave tours of the upgraded sewage treatment plant earlier this week. the plant. this program, communities Thanks to a great job by the staff for with a population less than putting this all together for 5,000 received up to 80 per the benefit of every Ashcroft cent provincial funding, to a maximum contribution of resident.” The Village of Ashcroft $400,000, for approved proreceived a $400,000 grant jects that supported green infrom the Provincial Towns itiatives and contributed to for Tomorrow program to the overall health, sustainaoffset the cost of the pro- bility and livability of comject. This grant, along with a munities. The federal Gas Tax $300,000 contribution from the federal Gas Tax Fund, al- Fund provides funding to lowed the town to proceed municipalities for their with the project without in- infrastructure. The Government of Canada has incurring any long-term debt. “A key environmental vested over $10 billion to outcome of the federal Gas date through this program, Tax Fund is to see invest- and passed legislation to ments in projects such as this make it a permanent transfer one that result in a reduc- of $2 billion per year. The tion in energy consumption,” Government also committed said UBCM President Mary to index the Fund to provide Sjostrom. “UBCM is en- additional funding for comcouraged to see federal and munities, starting in 2014. provincial investments into Between 2006 and 2014, important infrastructure up- British Columbia will regrades such as this one in the ceive more than $1.56 billion from the Fund to improve loVillage of Ashcroft.” From 2007 to the close cal infrastructure. The Union of program funding in 2011, of British Columbia Munithe B.C. Government in- cipalities (UBCM) adminisvested close to $70 million ters the Gas Tax Fund in BC, to fund 201 Towns for To- in collaboration with Canada morrow projects. Under and British Columbia.

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Wendy Coomber

Too many choices never a bad thing Why can’t all of the groups in town coordinate their events so that none of them fall on the same day? And why can’t Ashcroft and Cache Creek groups co-ordinate their events so that they don’t conflict? And why can’t Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton and Lytton groups co-ordinate their activities... I attended a regional tourism strategy meeting last week where one individual was proposing to have all of the activities in Gold Country communities co-ordinated so that no two events fell on the same day. It didn’t go too far at the meeting, but I hear the same complaint expressed by dozens of people every time there are two (or more) events held on the same day. Now, having sat on a few event-planning meetings over the years, in Ashcroft, Cache Creek and elsewhere, I can say firstly, that volunteers put an enormous amount of their own time, brainpower and often money to get a community event off the ground. Of course you knew that, but it’s hard to appreciate exactly how much effort it takes until you’ve done it. Secondly, there are only so many weekends in the summer, when many activities occur. Trying to find the right date without interfering with the weekends of longestablished events like Graffiti Days, Ashcroft Rodeo, May Ball, etc. is an event unto itself! Event planners know that people won’t attend if there is something they’d rather be at, and they choose a date that they hope will attract the most participants. And third, not everyone wants to attend every event out there. So the annual Pickle Bobbing Festival could turn out to be a bust, much to the chagrin of the organizers of the Belly-Dancing on the River weekend, who had to cancel because they were forced to schedule during the rainy season. On the other hand, people attending the belly-dancing event may hear about the Pickle-Bobbing Festival nearby and decide to go investigate while there’s a break in dancing. So, let committees decide when to schdule their activities, and just be thankful that there are so many first-class activities to choose from and enjoy here.

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Seize an opportunity while it’s available Dear Editor Apathy, Indifference, lack of interest, whatever. One of the great fun golf tournaments sponsored by the Old Timers hockey club had its last gathering this week and will not be held next year. This Gala event has been held annually for several years and will be missed by many of us not so great golfers, who just like to have a good time and enjoy the camaraderie and aiming fluid. Many thanks to Stearn Fredrickson and many others who worked so hard to maintain the high standard this tournament represented. Cancelled because there is no young guard to carry the torch into next year. I could apply a different club name and a volunteers name to the paragraph and start over again – ie. Mens Open, Ladies Open, etc. We as a community, Ashcroft and Cache Creek are suffering from Apathy towards our recreational facilities such as the golf course because of what? It will always be there for me when I decide to go once a year? Or let some body else volunteer and take care of it? The course was developed 27 years ago by a core of dedicated volunteers who wanted a local golf

lETTErs To ThE EDiTor course so they did not have to drive out of town to play. The opposite would seem to be in effect these days. If you want to be involved to improve the facility, just say the word, you will be welcomed with open arms. This does not only apply to the above, but also towards many of our local clubs and support groups, not to mention our local businesses. We need to shake the apathy, put down our I-phones, get off the couch and get ourselves out to support our local opportunities. If you don’t use it you lose it. D. Daniels Ashcroft

Lack of water more than inconvenience Dear Editor The waitress tried her shower taps to ready for work that morning. No water. The home care worker came to help a gentleman with his shower and shave. No water. A mother of two very young children needed toilet and water early that morning. No water. After cutting off the water to the whole of Mesa Vista Court on Mon-





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day morning, Aug. 26, a person was sent around to warn tenants. Not before the water was turned off. After. Tenants were informed water might not be available until 6 pm that evening. For the second time in a few months, the Mesa Vista Court has had its water turned off, not for an hour or two, but for a whole day. That is one water turn off too many. We were told that a new valve was needed. A tenant was told the problem would wait until fall (my God!) It is fall, the leaves are turning on the trees and there are geese flying south). Haven’t you noticed? Whatever this recurrent problem is caused by, the solution should have been addressed immediately. The first time it happened. We don’t have to be reminded that temperatures during this prolonged heat wave have heightened the need for water. Especially for our elderly, the infirm, children, and animals. All of whom reside at Mesa Vista Court. My small medium sized dog drinks about a liter of water a day. I am a diabetic. I drink at least that and more. This problem is not a mere inconvenience. Enough is enough! Esther Darlington MacDonald Ashcroft. Subscribe to The Journal 1 Year Subscription: $44.10 (GST included) Senior Rate: $37.80 (GST included) Out of area subscriptions pay a $17.85 mailing surcharge The Journal is a politically independent community newspaper. All material contained in this publication is protected by copyright. Reproduction is expressly prohibited by the rights holder. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities.


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Crossing cultural and political bridges The Energy in the Room

Went up in amperes when the Bifuka group entered Ashcroft Hall on Sunday, Aug. 4. The day was warm. One of those old time Ashcroft summer heat kind of days. People languished, somewhat, waiting. Then they came in. Jet lag notwithstanding our visitors from another culture and another continent, quite unlike our own, the country that has given so much technological strength to the planet, endured countless earthquakes, Tsunamis, catastrophes that could have devastated and laid low any other country for years, brought that resilience and energy into our little town. If only for a few days. And as we sat at the tables so tastefully set up for us, complimentary bamboo fans were quickly grasped to lend a little respite in that warm evening at the end of a very warm day. It isn’t easy to listen to a foreign language being translated. The pleasantries, good will, the polite circumstance of the occasion; but the audience listened, remained attentive. And the youthful energy of every visiting member held the whole evening’s dinner event together. The energy of the organizers, volunteers, no less a contributor to the success of the evening. The whole purpose of twinning towns and cities to unite cultures across the globe could not have been more tellingly successful. We have been a sister community of Bifuka, Japan for nigh on 20 years. We are already planning for next year’s twinning event. This time to be held in Japan. Friend Hiroko Kanamaru arranged for Mr. Nagaki, the visiting artist who created the large mural in our park, to visit my studio, look at the work which he did slowly and thoughtfully, and left as graciously as he came, with the characteristic bow and clasping of his hands. I called him “Kaz”, and mentioned the work he was doing to brighten and restore the mountain scene on the park mural. Altogether, it was a memorable event.

CAKEWALK CHRONICLES Esther Darlington MacDonald The by-election

Voter turn out for by-elections has always been notoriously low. Ashcroft’s, to fill the council seat left by newly elected MLA Jackie Tegart, was vulnerable on two counts. Midsummer, and anusually lengthy heatwave, when many are either on holiday, or planning one. With this in mind, some voters took advantage of advance polls and a goodly number turned out for this. One hundred eighty-six, to be specific. On voting day, Aug. 11, only 183 turned out to vote. A rumour was going around apparently, that only four had voted on Aug. 11. Rumours are amazingly able to circulate and strike those kind of chords that like to shock or dismay. The truth is so much simpler, but, no doubt, kind of boring. Doreen Lambert conducted a good campaign. Posters went up at least two weeks in advance. The newspaper ads likewise. What’s needed in any campaign has always been visibility. Posters that carry a message and a positive image, posters that can be seen at a distance of at least 30 yards. Doreen’s presentation at the All Candidates’ meeting earned full marks for brevity. She was smartly dressed. Apparently, cool as a cucumber. During the question period, she admitted frankly with gestures, that yes, she was opposed to the Wellness brand. Her mind hadn’t changed on the subject. But she promised to work for the community as a whole. I got the impression Doreen wanted to assure people that she was more than a “one issue” candidate. It didn’t come as a surprise that Doreen won the election. But what was a surprise was the slim margin of votes


that gave her a victory. Jessica Clement, after all, is an established community worker whose ability to chair a large meeting with people with differing, views might be considered unusually mature for a person as young. She did her homework and the legwork needed for the busy Winding Rivers Art Society for several years. Jessica lost the election by a mere 15 votes. She says she’ll run again. We hope that she does. Municipal councils today deal with many issues. Some are complex and reach well beyond municipal boundaries. Councils are often asked to support issues that arise in other communities, some of which effect our own. Fiscal, personnel, public works, maintenance in every sphere, liability factors, - the newly elected official often finds that there is no such thing as an easy answer. What seems infinitely practical and easy to figure out before an election, - given the facts and a more complete picture, turns out to require compromise, common sense, and the ability to participate in a reasonable debate. The opportunity for growth is immeasurable.

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Music In The Park Finale on Wednesday

Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society presents another fabulous Ashcroft Music in the Park. The Summer Season Finale is this week on Wednesday, Aug. 28 with two Australian boys who know how to rock: the Benny Walker Band and the Tom Richardson Project... plus a stellar line up of locals for an All-Star-Jam. The music happens 7-9:30 pm under the Gazebo at Heritage Place Park on Railway Avenue. Pass the hat donations encouraged. Bring the whole family and get there early... the park fills up fast! Indigenous performer Benny Walker is without doubt one of Australia’s most promising new talents. His sophomore album Sinners and Saints is a blend of blues, roots and acoustic folk. Walker’s intimate, eloquent song-writing is complemented by a rich, soulful voice which speaks of the trouble, strife and wonder of everyday life. It is this voice that recently earned him the Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Award for Best New Talent 2012, the Arts Cultural Australia Day Murray Shire Council Award and a 2011 Deadly Award nomination for Most Promising New Talent in Music. With so many talented artists vying for a spot on the world stage, it is becoming increasing more difficult to


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Local Dinner Theatre ‘Murder Mystery’ Auditions Aug 30

Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society would like to extend an invitation to – you - to audition for their very first Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre! Acting spaces are limited, and this

will be a “cold” read, from the script. Auditions start at 5:30 pm on Aug. 30 at St. Albans Hall, 501 Brink St. in Ashcroft. If you have any more questions please either message Gareth Smart on Facebook, or call 250-457-0538, or email This hilarious murder mystery comedy is easy to produce and perfect for either a stage production or dinner theatre. Rosemary Saint-John is a loud, annoying hypochondriac convinced she is allergic to water. Celebrating her birthday at a restaurant with her four kooky sisters - a hippie, a valley girl, a trucker and a banker - Rosemary makes enemies with everyone around her. When she disappears and is presumed murdered, the only objective witnesses in the restaurant are the audience members, who must cast their vote. Was it one of Rosemary’s sisters? The self-taught detective? The passionate French chef? The polite and proper mâitre d’? The sarcastic waiter? No one is above suspicion in this delightful dinner theatre murder mystery!

Barney Bentall in Clinton Aug 31

The Village of Clinton 150/50 Summer ‘Music in the Park’ Series wraps up on Saturday, Aug. 31 with Barney Bentall. Show time is at 7:30 pm at Reg Conn Centennial Park in downtown Clinton. See CURRENT on p. 7

Looking for something different this fall? There are lots of things to do in our community!

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A new training year is upon us Sea Cadets in Ashcroft is alive and well. We will be starting our new training year on September 5, 2013. Youth aged 12-18 are encouraged to come out and see what we are all about. We offer a variety of opportunities. Sports • Adventure • Travel Summer Camp • Community Involvement FUN, FUN and more FUN! Register Thursday, September 5th Lt(N) Darrin Curran 250-319-3461

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Plenty of music in Lytton When Current from p. 6 his group, Legendary Hearts disbanded in 2000, Bentall moved to Clinton to operate a cattle ranch. After this change of perspective, 2007 brought the solo release of Gift Horse on True North Records. His newest album, Inside Passage, is Bentall’s seventh studio album: “I wanted to write a collection of songs that were loosely based on moving through life,” he said. “During the past decade, Bentall has transformed personally and musically to emerge as one of Canada’s prolific folk/roots singer/songwriters. His sixth studio album, The Inside Passage, paints portions of a life’s journey.” Dave Ferguson - !earshot magazine.

Lytton River Fest coming up this weekend

Looking for something to do on the last long weekend of the summer? This Labour Day weekend head to The Lytton River Festival. This is your invitation to become part of an event that celebrates the important role that these two great rivers have played in Lytton’s history and culture. Come for a day or stay for three; you’ll be glad you did. The Lytton River Festival is a celebration of two great rivers-the Thompson and Fraser-and their historic and present role in the small community of Lytton. The Interior Salish First Nations people have lived along these magnificent rivers for over 10,000 years and are an integral part of the River Festi-

val. Their rivers are integrated into their culture. Entertainment on Friday night is a five piece band called Serious Dogs from 8-10 pm. They are a dance band that plays many different styles including Classic Rock, R&B, Reggae, Blues & Country Rock. The band features; Mark Petri on vocals, guitar, Jim Cochran on guitar, slide, mandolin, and vocals, Richard Allen on drums, vocals, Brenden Majerech on bass, vocals and Jimmy Johnston on keys, vocals. A bunch of guys who still love playing music together!!! All day Saturday there are various events and five bands including The Royal Canadians; a Teen Band from 3-5 pm. The Royal Canadians are an indie/folk/rock band made up of teenagers in the Cowichan Valley of Vancouver Island. What once started as duo has now transformed into an intricate quintet consisting of folk instruments and a rock background. These 1618 year old kids have a vision and won’t stop till they’ve exceeded it, and they hope you like the sound of that. Plus don’t miss, Carli & Julie Kennedy - a lively, fun and young – twin sisters act who are very talented. They perform from 5-7 pm. On Sunday make sure to check out the many Artisans and Artist Displays. This is a new feature for Sunday. Artisans, mostly First Nations, will show their skills and their crafts that include basket making, drum and rattle construction, painters and sculptors, See CURRENT on p. 11

Slammin’ Sam needS You!!! “FUN” GOLF TOURNAMENT Labour Day Monday - September 2, 2013 10:00 am Shotgun Start • Scramble Format $50 entry includes Dinner & Prizes Open to all Members & Guests Come One, Come All THIS EVENT IS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE GOLF CLUB WHICH IS EXPERIENCING SEVERAL FINANCIAL CHALLENGES THIS YEAR Your participation will help ensure the future continued operation of our

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Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, 2013 Friday august 30th

8:30 am - 10:30 am Walk the “West side of the Fraser river” to celebrate two great rivers: the thompson and Fraser. Bring your own water and wear comfortable walking shoes (meet at info Centre) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm guided interpretative hike to the stein Valley hosted by Lytton First Nations. Contact Karen dunstan at 250-455-2304 for more info 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Farmers’ Market 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Visitor Centre Open 10:30 am - 4:30 pm Museum open. Check out artifacts and photos of beautiful old Lytton 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Bernie Fandrich will show slides and talk about his latest book British Columbia’s Majestic Thompson River (Lytton Museum) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm dJ music and dance to warm you up for “serious dogs” 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Live band and street dance (serious dogs)

saturday august 31st

8:00 am - 10:30 am Pancake Breakfast (Parish Hall on 7th street) 9:00 am - 11:00 pm info Centre open 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Whitewater rafting $99 specials (Kumsheen resort) 9:00 am - 7:00 pm town Crier 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Charlie Phillips Slo Pitch Tournament (Battlefield) 10:00 am - 10:30 am British Columbia royal regiment Marching Band parades down Main Street and officially kick-starts the Festival talent show 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Caboose open. Check out the unique train display 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Lytton Locals talent show 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Farmers Market 10:00 am - 6:00 pm scotiabank admission/Welcome Booth. Purchase your river Festival Button here for a chance to win prizes 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Museum open 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Chicken Poop Bingo 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Face Painting, Balloon art 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Live Band (the Pernell reichert Band) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Photography showcase. Photographs taken by locals of our rivers and the Lytton area 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Climbing Wall 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Live Band (the royal Candians) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Kayaking for Kids (Lytton pool) 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Balloon toss 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Live Band (Carli & Julie Kennedy) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Live Band & street dance (richie & the Fendermen) 7:30 pm First hourly bus shuttle leaves town for Kumsheen resort 9:00 pm - 9:15 pm Fire dancers 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm Live Band & street dance (Bluesfoot) 12:00 am Last bus shuttle to Kumsheen resort 8:00 am - 10:30 am 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am - 8:00 pm 12:00 - 4:00 pm 12:00 - 4:00 pm 12:30 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 5:30 pm


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Pancake Breakfast (Parish Hall on 7th street) Whitewater rafting $99 specials (Kumsheen resort) Lytton Museum open street Market Open registration for princesses, dancers & drummers info Centre open artisan demonstrate their skills and trades Horseshoe tournament. register at noon grand entry - Pow Wow Pow Wow drummers and dancing Community dinner (donations please)

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The harvest is ripening, the geese are gathering a poetic name. I refer to Blue Earth Lake. And the harder a lake is to get to, the sense of remoteness increases for the traveller intent on a mission to fish, or to simply let the scene before you unfold in all its aloof majesty. Of course there are other lakes in the territory. Lakes that are remote. Lakes with names like Dairy, Blue, Green, 6 Mile, Okay, to name just a few. Lakes with names that are not likely to stir the imagination. Yet all have their character, and anglers have never ceased to fish these lakes and enjoyed what they had to offer. As they say, “What’s in a name?” Yet, still, that little gem rippling before you in the limestone wooded mountains above Venables Valley is, somehow, an assurance to the romantic heart. Assurance that such lakes still exist. Can be, with a good 4x4 and some very careful driving over corduroy stretches if needs be, laid over fresh mud after a heavy downpour, become the subject of writers and poets. And, ardent outdoors men such as the British poet Laureate, Ted Hughes, and the environment studies SFU professor Ehor Boyanowsky, a long time steelhead fisherman and a regular visitor to Spence Bridge, find in Blue Earth Lake an inspiration lofty as the lake itself. The Cakewalk from p. 5

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It is a sign that autumn is upon us. The other day, working in the garden, I heard that lovely honking high above. They flew in a straight line. One after the other. I stood there and counted them. Twelve, exactly. Other signs of the changing seasons, the proliferation of grasshoppers. The white butterfly versions mating in the dying alfalfa. Weeds, cascading, falling in every direction, rusting and brittle. Tomatoes, ripening too quickly to be eaten every day. And how delicious they are! What a difference from those GM tomatoes you get in the stores! I’ve been making tomato sauce with herbs from the garden. Eating peaches, my favourite fruit. Plucking that first ripe tomato off the vine and devouring it right then and there. Thinking what I will be doing with the garden patch next year. (And it won’t be wild flowers!) Watching the light changing on our mountains and mesas. And those sunsets! Magentas and crimsons stretched across the sky with the broad brush that only Nature can paint. Have a great September and enjoy the view!

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men are long time friends. My friends recently took their 4x4 up that precariously placed road that hugs the side of a mountain with slopes that would challenge the extreme skier, and exclaimed to us over coffee what had transpired so magically for them at Blue Earth. They spoke of not only the lake, but the persons who had ventured, like themselves, to it. I have enjoyed that trip myself at least on two occasions. Well, enjoyed might not be the most appropriate word. The trip itself was indubitably, an adventure. But once there! A sense of freedom impossible to describe, something like flying, maybe sums it up a bit. You lay branches down under a tree and go to sleep in a night of indigo blue with stars twinkling above much like Van Gogh’s balls of fire set so far above the choir of angels that they seem benign. Yes, Blue Earth Lake can give you trout to fry in a salted pan over a rusty grill, something to eat with your fingers because you forgot to bring the forks. It can also lay there supine and eerily defiant out there under the sun. A lake with a life of its own. And, if your heart is poetic enough, and your sensibilities refined enough, the memory won’t fade when the sun goes down and leaves you with a blackness trans-


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Old and new favourite bands lined up for Ashcroft Fall Fair arrowhead making, to name but a few items that will be demonstrated and for sale on Sunday to complement the Pow Wow that day. Sunday’s all-day Pow-Wow celebrates the importance of the Thompson and the Fraser rivers to Lytton’s First Nations People for over 10,000 years. Dances celebrate the salmon, the great waters, and the spirit of these two enormous rivers: the Thompson azure and sparkling, and the Fraser brown and silty. The Village of Lytton, Siska Indian Band, Nicomen Indian Band, Lytton First Nations, Lytton & District Chamber of Commerce, Royal Canadian Legion, and Kumsheen Rafting Resort are active partners in this river-oriented, fun-filled three-day river celebration. Current from p. 7

Ashcroft Fall Fair just days away

This year’s Ashcroft Fall Fair is just two weeks away on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 10 am to 5 pm at Drylands Arena. Blue Jeans and Country Scenes is what you’ll see at this year’s Ashcroft Fall Fair. Come learn the history of denim and ways to repurpose those old jeans. Listen to country music, while you check out the variety of vendors and the homemade products on display. There will be children’s entertainment and lots of activities to keep them busy. The headliners this year are a great band from Vancouver, called Backdoor Slam. You can enjoy some great country and western swing from Kat Wahamaa (guitar/vocals), Jennie Bice (fiddle/vocals), Tony Rees (guitar/vocals) and Joe Samorodin (upright bass/vocals). Collectively they’ve received rave reviews for their music all over the globe. Soaring vocals, strong harmonies, flying fiddle, swingin’ guitar, harmonica, bass, mandolin and washboard comprise their unmistakable sound. Their name comes from a line in a 1946 version of the tune I’ll Get Mine Bye and Bye and you’d better believe they are all invested in “getting their own” brand of music out to the hungry ears of the listening public. The music they

play? Country and Eastern, roots and branches, down in the dirt stuff including country, blues, bluegrass and Western Swing; traditional music of the British Isles; and even Finnish folk. They infuse these styles with elements of East Coast kitchen party, punk rock-a-billy and a penchant for swing and rhythm. They play with such exuberance and feeling you’ll want to get up, dance like Jed, join them with a comb and a piece of wax-paper or cry like a baby! Back Door Slam will be performing two afternoon sets at the Arena Stage and will no doubt be a very fun time. Also entertaining throughout the Fall Fair is a clown named ‘Filetta The Fish’. The fabulously funny and surprisingly skilled, Sand Northrup and her One Woman Circus is a Canadian festival favourite who has delighted crowds from coast to coast since 1984. Better known to children as ‘Filetta Fish’ and famous in her own mind, Sandy is a clown, juggler and unicyclist who builds great rapport with family audiences using her flare for the fan-

tastic. Don’t miss Fall fair favourites, The Kamloops Old Time Fiddlers. The Kamloops chapter of Old Time Fiddlers was founded in 1982 as a group where people connected on the basis of a love of music and traditional dancing. They meet twice a month to practice and hold dances every second Saturday night. It is a place of camaraderie, socializing and of course, old time fiddle music. The group is comprised mainly of seniors and plays for retirement homes. In the past, they have also hosted fiddle competitions, attracting fiddlers from across the country and sometimes the United States. This group preserves a style of music that unfortunately seems to be slowly fading away. Should be a great time for all! Don’t forget to enter all your wears for this year’s fair. Program books are around town and forms are online. See you there! www.

The Village of Ashcroft would like to thank everyone for making our recent visitors from Bifuka Japan feel so welcome. Special thanks to: Aki & Hiroko Kanamaru for all of your help The Host Families: Mike & Stefanie Walker • Mike and Tanya Sabyan Bob and Deanna Cave • Maria and Paul Martin The banquet organizers: Kathy Johnson • The Aunties • Tammy, Nancy & Alycia The banquet entertainers: Sandra Gaspard • Aneka Battel and Jessie Jones Maria Russell-Martin and John Farmer Jackie Tegart, MLA for bringing greetings from the Province Yoriko Susanj for bringing greetings from Japanese Consul General Highland Valley Copper Desert Hills Ranch • Historic Hat Creek Ranch Sandy Butler of Communities in Bloom for organizing the garden tour and the gardeners for welcoming our visitors into their yards Terri Hadwin for the Geo-Caching experience Wyatt and Andy for the aerial tours Kathy & Aneka for the historical tours Karin Magnuson for all your help Lise the Bus Driver for your service above and beyond The Village staff and crew for ensuring everything was in place The residents for making them feel so welcome To anyone we have forgotten, we apologize but without all of you the visit would not have been such a wonderful experience. Mayor & Council

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Topless in Kelowna

It’s “Go Topless Day” on August 25th, the day before “Women’s Equality Day” in the United States, and I‘ve been wondering how many ladies in my hometown of Kelowna will ditch

their shirts in celebration. Not many is my guess. I’ve long been fascinated with our continent’s puritanical views on nudity, and the double standard we have when it comes

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to seeing the chest of a woman in comparison to a man. But isn’t our reaction to the former due to a societal conditioning of what’s acceptable and what’s not? “We’re all bare-naked under our clothes,” my dad used to say whenever I groaned, after catching an unexpected glimpse of him in the buff when I was a teen. My father was what I like to describe as a “nude in peep’s clothing,” only wearing them to appease the rest of us who didn’t want to see his dangly bits on display. If he’d been on his own, and the temperature was suitable, I’m sure he would have lived quite comfortably with nothing on but his birthday suit. As accommodating as he was to his prudish family, he still managed to get in some naked time on occasion, taking skinny dips in the pool when our friends weren’t around, and relaxing at the nude beach in Vancouver. I can’t remember if

ON A BRIGHTER NOTE LORI WELBOURNE he took our family to Wreck Beach frequently or just a couple of times - and I’m not going to ask him because he’ll suspect that I’m writing about his nudist tendencies again - but I remember how shocked my little brother and I were to see all the naked bodies walking around. After our initial discomfort, though, it didn’t even faze us later in the day. Similarly, I was initially shocked when I went to my high school friend’s house and encountered her mother and aunt sunbathing topless in the backyard. At first I didn’t know what to do with my eyeballs, but after some time, it was no big deal.

“Breasts should be a big deal,” one of my male friends protested when I told him that story. “When I was in Europe I saw them all over the beaches and they became a bore. Who would want that?” I understood his point, but to me, I think it should be an individual’s choice. Wherever a man can be topless, I think a woman should be able to go topless as well, if that’s what she wants

to do. The idea behind the Go Topless movement is to promote gender equality. Events on its special day are planned all over the U.S., and other countries as well, encouraging women to bare their chests in public, and suggesting men cover theirs up with bras or bikinis to highlight the double standard. It was once a criminal act for a woman’s nipples to be seen in public. Now, in most states, with the exception of Utah, Indiana and Tennessee, it’s either perfectly legal, or the laws are ambiguous like they are in most of the provinces in Canada. Curious to know what would happen if I walked the streets topless in Kelowna, I

went to City Hall and asked. Mayor Walter Gray said people might call the police, thinking it’s illegal, but it’s not. It was just the answer I was hoping for. Not because I have any desire or intention of baring my breasts in public. I don’t. But I do appreciate knowing that I could legally do it if I wanted to. In some countries women would be stoned to death for such a “crime.” I am eternally grateful to be living here, and not there. I am also extremely proud of the continued efforts that men and women make towards gender equality - and human equality too. To see my “revealing” interview with the mayor of Kelowna, visit

August 2013 • Week 5 ARIES - Aries, no matter how hard you work, you just cannot seem to get ahead this week. Instead of tiring yourself unnecessarily, take a break and regroup. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, although you have many questions, the answers will not come so easily to you in the next few days. Bide your time for a revelation. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 It will be really difficult to put you in a bad mood this week, Gemini. Your energy and cheer will be a bright light to those around you, so enjoy the next few days. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you may want to be friends with everyone, but you may have to accept that you have a few people who just do not meld with your interests. Hang out with those who do. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Exercise can do more than just keep you physically fit, Leo. It also can help boost your mood when you need a pick-me-up, which could be the case in the near future. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, each time you think the grass will be greener somewhere else, you quickly learn it is not the case. Learn to appreciate what you have, and you will be glad for having done so. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, generosity will endear you to others, but you have to be generous for the right reasons. It’s not a good idea to build friendships on false pretenses. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, avoid taking on any more projects for the time being. Although you excel in tackling things, even the best of us need a rest from time to time. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you will have to buckle down and get some things done at work, even if you are a little under the weather. Take things nice and easy once your work is done. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, devoting time to a spouse or children is of the utmost importance this week, while other matters will have to wait. Enjoy this opportunity to spend time with your loved ones. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, a hectic schedule is compromising your ability to stay focused on the tasks at hand. You may need some help sorting some things out. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 There are enough diversions around to take your mind off of your problems, Pisces. They may not disappear, but you can address some issues later..

ChurCh DireCtory ZION UNITED

Sunday Worship 10:50 am

Speaking for Animals

401 Bancroft, Ashcroft, BC • 250-453-9511 •

United Church of Canada Pastor Alice Watson, DM SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10 am KIDZ MONDAY SCHOOL: 3:30 pm

St. Alban’s

501 Brink St, Ashcroft ~ 250-453-9909


Cache Creek Pentecostal Church Christ Centered People Centered 1551 Stage Rd. Cache Creek B.C. Phone 250-457-6463 Pastor David Murphy Worship and Sermon commences at 10 a.m. Everyone welcome

The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned, abandoned and abused animals each year. Volunteers are urgently needed to care for animals and assist with SPCA events. If you can help, please contact your local shelter today.

The Journal Thursday, August 29, 2013

Soap Box Derby coming up STRIKING A BALANCE

The last Music in the Park event for this year stars Barney Bentall on stage in the bandshell in Reg Susan Swan Conn Centennial Park 459-2224 or 2325 on Saturday, Aug. 31. countrysquire@ Start time is 7:30 p.m. Bring your own chairs and if recent Water Restrictions temperatures are anything to go by Clinton residents are reminded you will definitely want to bring a that water restrictions in the Vil- blanket. lage of Clinton continue until Sept. 15. The use of water for sprinkling Back to School lawns is prohibited between the Where has the summer gone? hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. It is already time for the kids (and Even numbered addresses may teachers, support staff, parents, sprinkle Monday, Wednesday and etc.) to get ready for that first day Saturday; Odd numbered address- of school. es may sprinkle Tuesday, Thursday With the excitement of seeing and Sunday. No one is allowed to their friends again and entering ansprinkle on Fridays. other grade with new teachers the

Music in the Park

students may not be as careful as they should be. Please drive carefully, especially around school zones.

More 150/50 Events to Come

Barney Bentall on Aug. 31

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 21 for the Soap Box Derby. Then stay on for a spaghetti dinner where you will be entertained by a comedian at the Clinton Memorial Hall. And we’re not done yet. There will be more 150/50 Anniversary events to come. Stay tuned!

Seniors planning a High Tea September’s here already! Where did the summer go? It Clinton Seniors Association seemed to go by so quickly. Zee Chevalier Labour Day long Thank you so much to all those week-end traditionally heralds the end of summer holi- people who gave me used stamps. days and the start of school, meet- They are very, very much appreciings, and routines. First day of Au- ated. I won’t appeal again but pertumn is Sept. 22. Grandparents’ haps will be able to give you an upDay is Sept. 15 - a good day for a date on the progress of the project. I’ll continue to collect stamps little celebration! The Chevalier reunion was held so please keep me in mind if you out at the cabins on Jesmond Road have an accumulation of used on the August long week-end. Ap- stamps in the future. Cards and Games are held proximately 60 family members gathered to mark the occasion every Monday at 1 pm in the Senwhich reflected 70 years of owner- iors Centre at 217 Smith Ave. ship of the property by the Cheva- Come out and enjoy a couple of lier family. A great time was had by hour with your friends. Next regular General Meetall! Thank you to Integris Credit ing of the Clinton Seniors AssociUnion who sponsored Seniors Ap- ation is Sept. 19 following a Potpreciation Day on Aug. 28 - great luck lunch. All seniors are invited hot dogs!! Thank you, Integris, for to join the Clinton Seniors Associhonouring the seniors in our com- ation. Annual fees are $15. Meetings are always held the third munity. Weren’t the Music in the Park Thursday of the month at the Sennights just great? Thank you to the iors Centre. There are three fund organizers - wonderful summer en- raisers a year - the Spring Daffodil Tea, the July 1 Yard Sale/Book and tertainment! In recognition of Clinton’s Bake Sale and the Marketplace in 150/50 Anniversary the Clinton November. Happy Birthday greetings to Seniors Association will hold a High Tea in the Clinton Memor- Diane Moulton (Sept. 15). “It is not how old you are, but ial Hall on Sept. 28 from 3-5 pm. how you are old.” - Marie Dressler Hope to see you there!



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Steak dinner & prizes after at the Legion $50 per person Limited cart rentals $20 Contact the course

Gordon Roy Berry 15 Years Ago on August 31, 1998 he was taken from us. “He is only away” Our hearts, our thoughts are all together never apart. “He is only away” The memories stay. “Good Night my Love” Love always Flo & Family

Coming Events

Sept. 3 - At 2 pm the United Church women will meet in the church hall to plan for their fall activities. All interested ladies are most welcome to attend as a visitor or to join us. There are no membership dues. Sept. 7 - Legion Golf Tournament, 10 am shotgun start, steak dinner at the Legion after. Details at Semlin 250-457-6666. Sept. 21 - Steak & Lobster Dinner at the Legion 6 pm. Limited number of tickets available at the bar. Every Friday - Soup’s On from 11 am to 1 pm at St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Ashcroft. Soup, buns and dessert by donation. Every Saturday - Cache Creek Farmer and Flea Market 9 am to 1 pm at the main intersection, next to Chums Restaurant. Every Tuesday - South Cariboo Sportsmans’ Association trapshooting practice at 6 pm. at the trap range above the airstrip near Cache Creek. Everyone welcome, coaching available. For information 250-453-2570.

Ashcroft Royal Canadian Legion FRI., Aug. 30th • 6:30 - 8:00 pm COLD PLATE $9.00/plate Visitors Welcome

MEAT DRAW Every Saturday ~ 3:00 pm

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Contract Bridge, beginners welcome Every Tuesday 1:00 to 4:00 pm Ashcroft Legion General Meeting 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. (no meeting July and August) Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday • 12 pm - 4 pm Thursday - Friday • 12 pm - 11 pm Saturday • 12 pm - 8 pm Sunday • 12 pm - 6 pm


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WORD CLASSIFIEDS Friday - 3:00 pm the preceding issue

AL-ANON ASHCROFT: Does someone’s drinking bother you? Meets Tuesdays, 8:00pm at St. Alban’s Church, 501 Brink. Tracey 250-457-3368. AL-ANON: Does someone’s drinking bother you? Meeting Wed at 8:00pm at the Cache Creek Elementary Sch Library. Contact: Val 250.457.1117

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.

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Employment Business Opportunities ALL CASH drink/snack vending business route. Complete training. Small invest. req’d. 1888-979-VEND (8363).

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services Servers req’d F/T for Heartland Family Restaurant $10.25/hr. Greet guests, present menus. Take orders. Serve and present bills to guests and accept payments Please contact: Emmanouel : h e a r t l a n d 4 7 1 @ ya h o o. c a Cache Creek, BC

Labourers GUARANTEED Job Placement. Laborers,Tradesmen & Class1 Drivers For Oil & Gas Industry Work. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-888-213-2854

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

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George Preston


December 7, 1964 - August 9, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Swayze, 48. George was predeceased by his mom, Gail Wray and brother, Shayne. He leaves to mourn; his son’s George Jr. and Preston; father George Sr.; brothers Don, Les (Crystal), Robert Wray (Corinne), Jason Wray (Tabitha), and many other family and friends. A celebration of George’s life will be held August 31 at 11:00 am at the legion.

George will be greatly missed and forever loved.

Employment Opportunity VSA Highway Maintenance Ltd. is now accepting applications for Professional Drivers to operate snowplowing equipment with an assortment of attachments for the upcoming 2013 / 2014 winter season. VSA provides highway maintenance services in Merritt, Logan Lake, Lytton and surrounding areas (Service Area 14). A valid BC Driver’s License, Class 1, 3 or 5 with Air is required. Bunkhouse available for Operators at our Coldwater Yard. Resumes including driver’s abstracts may be mailed, faxed or delivered by September 6, 2013. Attention: Jay Shumaker VSA Highway Maintenance 2925 Pooley Avenue, Merritt, BC V1K 1C2 (250) 315-0169 (fax)

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Feed & Hay Ashcroft: Premium Ashcroft HAY. Low or High Alfalfa, Barn stored. $7.00 bale Please call 250.457.7322

Pets ASHCROFT: 8-wk-old beautiful, adorable Dobie/Rottie puppies. Tails docked, dew claws removed, de-wormed, first shots, ready for new homes. $500 ea. Call 250-453-2551

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Heavy Duty Machinery

Apt/Condo for Rent


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Ashcroft: Villa Frontera Adult Townhome-Riverside Unit. 2 bdrm, 2bthrm, dbl garage. Available immediately. $900 per month. References mandatory. Call 250.453.2225

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The Royal Canadian Legion #113

301 Brink St., Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0 Phone: 250-453-2423 Fax # 250-453-9625

South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society

601 Bancroft St. Box 603, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0 250-453-9656

Ashcroft and District Fall Fair

Sage & Sand Pony Club

District Commissioner: Marcie Down

Ashcroft-Cache Creek Rotary Club

Contact Person: Denise Fiddick Phone 250-453-9547

Desert Spokes Cycle Society Phone 250-457-9348

Ashcroft Curling Club Phone 250-453-2341

Soups On

St. Alban’s Anglican Church Hall, 501 Brink Street Tel: 250-453-9909 or 250-453-2053 - All Welcome

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Ashcroft & District Rodeo Association Phone: 250-457-9390

Suites, Lower

Ashcroft/Cache Creek Volunteer Chapter Phone 250-374-8307

Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department

ASHCROFT: Beautiful, bright furnished Suite. Perfect for single person. N/S N/P Ref & D/D Req. $600/mo util incl. Avl Imm. Call 250.453.2324

Ashcroft and Masonic Lodge Zarthan Lodge No#105

Cache Creek Volunteer Fire Department

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

Contact Person: Maria Russell Martin Phone 250-453-9391

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Ashcroft & District Lions Club

Contact Person: Fred Dewick DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

Phone 250-453-2415

Ashcroft & District Tennis Association

Contact Person: Lion Vivian Phone 250-453-9077

Is this any way to Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors Assc. treat your best 601 Bancroft St., Ashcroft, BC Phone 250-453-9762 Notice of Intention to Amend the Council Procedure Bylaw friend? The Ashcroft & District Health Care

Phone 250-453-2233

Phone 250-457-9967

South Cariboo Sportsmen Assc. #3366 Attn: Marian Pitt, Box 341, Ashcroft BC V0K 1A0

Soccer Association Contact: Sandi Harry

Phone 250-457-9366


Minor Hockey Association

Auxiliary Thrift Store Council is considering an amendment to the Council Procedure which Dogs Bylaw, are easily jolted out 601 Bancroft St., Ashcroft, BC Phone 250-453-9944 would have the effectof ofopen allowing 347 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corp pick-ups and Council members to participate in Contact Person: Lt. (N) Curran 250-319-3461 suffer crippling meetings by electronicoften or other means. Alexine Johannsson 250-453-2661 The amendment bylaw (No. 569-1, email: injuries or death. 2013) is scheduled for adoption on Ashcroft Communities in Bloom September 9, 2013.

Historic Hat Creek Ranch

Bylaw 569-1, 2013 may be viewed at the Village website,

Contact Persons: Andrea Walker 250-453-9402 or Marijke Stott 250-453-0050

Ashcroft Royal Purple Phone 250-457-9122

Taoist Tai Chi Contact Person: Danita Howard Phone 250-453-9907 e-mail:

Bridging to Literacy

Mark Anthony Brennan Corporate Officer


Contact: Lewis Kinvig Phone 457-7489 or 299-3229 or

Contact: Jack Jeyes

Phone 250-453-2259

Kinsmen Club of South Cariboo Contact Person: Dave 250-453-9062

Cache Creek Recreation Society Contact Person: Jackie

Phone 250-457-9122

Contact Person: Ann Belcham 250-453-9417

Ashcroft Hospice Program

rn...and itʼs Clean, Affordable, Convenient Downtown Location across from his dog! Beautiful Heritage Park

Community Volunteer Groups

Contact Person: Janna 250-457-6614 Contact Person: Jessica 250-457-7128

ASHCROFT AREA: 1 bdrm reno’d hse suitable 1-2 ppl, F/S, N/S N/P $500/mo. Call 250-453-9983.

Rentals Ashcroft Apartment & Motel

Auto Financing

16 MILE: 2 bdrm hse, N/S, damage dep. & ref. req. $700/mo. 250-457-9921


Apt/Condo for Rent


Homes for Rent

quick turn... Misc. Wanted over for this dog! A15

Why not let your dog ride Shirley 250-453-9202 or Marijke 250-453-0050 Lots of the cab in the safety Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society instead? Contact Person: Nadine 450.453.9100

The “Purpose of Sunday” Car Club President: Tom Lowe 240-457-6564

SCI Thompson River, B.C. Chapter Ken Brown - Phone: 250-453-9415

CACHE CREEK/CHERRY CREEK LOTS 1314 Woodburn Crt., .12 acre .......... $54,900 1320 Woodburn Crt., .12 acre .......... $54,900 Lot A Stage Road, 12 acres ............ $499,900 888 Deer Drive ................................ $439,900


Paul Toporowski 250-371-2868 1314 Woodburn Crt., .12Prec acre- Cell ..........$54,900 1320 Woodburn Crt., .12 acre ..........$54,900 LotOne A Stagequick Road, 12turn...and acres ............$499,900 itʼs 888 Deer Drive ................................$439,900 over for this dog! Email: Website:

RE/MAX Real Estate (Kamloops) 258 Seymour Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2E5

Pauleasily Toporowski Dogs are joltedPrec out- Cell of 250-371-2868 open pickEmail: Website: ups and often suffer crippling injuries or RE/MAX Real Estate (Kamloops) 258 Seymour Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2E5 death. Use a protective kennel secured to the truck bed, or better yet, let your best friend ride safely in the cab.


Canadian Red Cross - Health Equipment Loan Program (H.E.L.P.)

Ashcroft Yoga Group

Ashcroft Hospital - 250-453-2244

Call Marijke - Phone: 250-453-0050

Desert Bells Handbell Choir

Second Time Around

Carmen Ranta 250-457-9119

201 Railway Ave., Ashcroft BC Anne Bonter 250-457-9781

Sage Sound Singers Adult Community Choir Michelle Reid 250-457-9676

Cache Creek Communities in Bloom Committee Carmen Ranta 250-457-9119

Cache Creek Beautification Society

BC Lung Association Carolyn Chorneychuk, Director 250-453-9683

(and Farmers Market) Judy Davison 250-457-6693

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 The Journal

Gold Country presents

... Past, Present & Beyond In the Line of Duty: Pt. 9 - A Case of Identity The man who called himself “Ed- time in Dillon he had spent money freeward Smith”, and who was languish- ly, and when he returned from Idaho ing in a Dillon, Mon– where he claimed to tana jail cell in Auhave been working on gust 1910 following a ranch – he had more a botched bank than $1,000 in cash; a hold-up, had been sum which seemed exidentified as Bill cessive for someone Haney, the man rewho had been ranchsponsible for killing. ing Special ConAs if Edward Smith stable Isaac Decker did not already have in Ashcroft in June enough aliases and 1909. Then a second identities, another one person had idensoon came to light. tified “Smith” as A marshal in Wyoeither Bill Haney or ming, who had seen GOLD COUNTRY his brother Dave; he the photograph sent out BARBARA RODEN wasn’t sure which. by the police chief in And then an already Idaho, identified Smith confusing situation took a turn into the as one Martin Foley, who was said to surreal. have been a former associate of Butch A police chief in Dubois, Idaho Cassidy, and who had already served got wind of the Montana prisoner, and time in prison for manslaughter. Sursent the Dillon sheriff a photograph of veying the confusing state of affairs, a man who was known as Ed Smith. the Dillon “Tribune” newspaper of And Frank Smith. And Fred Taylor. Oct. 7, 1910 carried an article which And Frank Jones, and Dr. Todd (or read, in part, “Edward Smith, or whatDr. Dobbs). Whatever his name was, ever his name is . . . was again identhe man was known to be a big spend- tified last Sunday . . . That the fellow er, although people were uncertain is the most desperate, the most dangerwhere he got his money. He was also ous, and most noted outlaw ever consuspected of being involved in a rob- fined in the Beaverhead county jail, bery in the town of Salmon, Idaho. The goes without question.” police chief wondered if the “Edward On Oct. 21, 1910 two new charSmith” who had been arrested in Dil- ges were added to those already falon was the Ed Smith (amongst other cing Smith: first degree assault and prinames) from Idaho. He also circulated or conviction of a felony. As with all the photograph of the Ed Smith from the other charges, the man pleaded Not Idaho to other police departments, to Guilty. The new charges meant that, if see if it brought forth any more leads. convicted, he could be sent to prison In the meantime, the chief of po- for life. lice in Dillon, who had been wrackSuperintendent Fred Hussey, anxing his brains trying to figure out why iously waiting for news in B.C., must the prisoner seemed familiar, realized have been deeply frustrated to see the he looked very much like a man named identification of Smith as Bill Haney Fred Taylor, who had spent some unraveling. The initial description of weeks in Dillon the previous winter Edward Smith had tallied so closely before departing for Idaho. During his with that of Bill Haney – right down

a plea of Guilty instead. The prisoner’s attorney asked for leniency in light of the Guilty plea, but the judge handed down a sentence of 20 years in prison. Said the Dillon “Tribune”, “Sheriffs [here] will feel greatly relieved with him in the penitentiary and off their hands.” There was still doubt, however, as to the man’s real identity; the Los Angeles “Times”, reporting on the case, averred that the man sent to the penitentiary in Deer Lodge, Montana was really Bill Haney. On Feb. 15, 1920 – a little more than nine years after his conviction – the Dillon bank robber was paroled. On that day he left Deer Lodge Penitentiary, and also stepped out of history, for there is no further record of what happened to him. His real identity was never uncovered, and at no time did he reveal it himself. Was he Bill Haney? If not, then it must be merely a coincidence that the Dillon bank robber bore the same scars and birthmarks as Haney; and that Haney himself disappeared from history in late winter 1910, never to be heard from again. To be concluded in the next installment.

to birthmarks and bullet scars – that it had seemed certain they were the same man. Now, however, there was so much doubt and confusion, so many conflicting statements, and so many different identifications of the man in Dillon jail that it was impossible to say who he was. The prisoner himself seemed to agree with any identity that was put to him (except that of Bill Haney), and continued to frustrate any attempts to photograph him. By the end of August 1910, Supt. Hussey stated that he had practically given up hope of identifying the Dillon prisoner as Bill Haney. He had presumably also given up hope of having the man extradited to Canada, to face questioning here, since the only way to do that was to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the man was Bill Haney, wanted in connection with both the CPR train robbery near Kamloops in June 1909, and the murder of Isaac Decker a week later. The Superintendent had been pursuing other leads, most notably the claim by one R.J. Rowe of Kelowna that he recognized the picture of Bill Haney which had been circulated, and that the man was really one C. Stoddard, originally from Rochester, Ontario. The claim was investigated thoroughly, but on June 15, 1910 Hussey was forced to write that “from the information received I formed the opinion that Mr. Rowe was entirely mistaken.” The matter of extraditing “Edward Smith” became academic on Nov. 11, 1910 when – in a dramatic turn of events – Smith withdrew his plea of Not Guilty to the charges of assault and for- Commemorative mug for Isaac Decker, now in mer conviction, and entered the collection of the Ashcroft Museum

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Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, August 29, 2013  

August 29, 2013 edition of the Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal