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one’s own community. I think we have to realize with age and impending costs of improvements, we have to seriously look at this.” Motion – Ashcroft Elementary be closed effective the transition of Ashcroft Secondary to a K-12 facility. Carried unanimously with the amendment that it be contingent on the previous motion. “The community does want to see this done right,” said Roden – “ a top grade K-12. We would want to postpone opening if it’s not ready.” Motion – A new elementary school be requested for the community of Lillooet as part of the five year capital plan. Carried unanimously. Motion – George M. Murray and Cayoosh Elementary be closed upon the opening of the new school. Carried unanimously. Motion – Kumsheen Secondary be renovated into a K-12 facility. Carried unanimously.

The Oasis Plaza in Cache Creek will either be brought up to standards or action will be taken, Council decided at its Sept 23 meeting. Council decided after reviewing a report from outgoing administrator Leslie Lloyd to issue the owner of the empty Oasis Plaza – the storefronts and apartments to the south of the Oasis Hotel – with an order to give the Village access to the building in order to carry out an inspection. The building’s owner, Joe Carhoun, will be sent a letter demanding entrance by Oct. 23 so that it may be inspected by the building inspector, the Cache Creek Fire Chief and the Public Works supervisor in order to determine the condition of the building and whether remedial action is needed. If consent is not given by that date, the Village will apply to the court for an entry warrant to conduct that assessment. If the owner consents to fix any problems identified by the assessment, he will be given another deadline to complete the repairs. Lloyd wrote in her report: “The building has been vacant for approximately three years and is a constant source of complaints from residents and from neighbouring property owners with concerns related to the upkeep of the property and escalating deterioration of the building, as well as health and safety concerns and potential fire hazard as a result of its current condition and abandoned nature.” In March, Cache Creek residents complained of dead and dying pigeons that had been trapped in one of the storefronts. Lloyd’s report included correspondence with Carhoun since November 2011, just after she stated working for the Village. Most of it was trying to arrange access to the building for an inspection. The owner who lives in West Vancouver, had repeatedly failed to conduct necessary maintenance on the property and refused to let anyone in to inspect the premises. “Staff is of the view,” she concluded in her report, “that the Oasis Plaza continues to remain a serious risk for health, safety and fire hazard. Staff has devoted a significant amount of time dealing with the property owner in an attempt to resolve this matter. Conducting a safety and compliance inspection to properly assess the initiation of requirements for remedial action is recommended. Remedial action require-

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Trustees, staff and members of the public wait to find out whether school closure recommendations will be accepted.

Board accepts school closure recommendations School District 74 trustees have accepted the recommendations by staff to close the elementary school buildings in Ashcroft and Lytton and create a K-12 school in the existing high schools. “We would like to see Ashcroft Elementary stay open,” said Juanita Little, president of AES Parent Advisory Committee, addressing the trustees before they discussed the recommendations at their Sept. 17 open meeting. “If that isn’t possible, we are ready to move forward and look at the K-12 option.” The recommendations were contained in a report written after last year’s Community Conversations which Gold Trail conducted around the region. Chief Financial Officer Lynda Minnabarriet went through the 22 page report, The Future of Gold Trail Schools and Programs for the 45 or more members of the public who attended the meeting.

While Ashcroft Elementary’s enrolment is projected to increase slightly next year, it needs $5.7 million in renovations to bring it to modern standards. And while the high school’s enrolment is projected to decrease again, it has sufficient space to accommodate all Ashcroft students as it is currently operating at less than 20 per cent capacity. Schools in Cache Creek and Gold Bridge were left alone to allow communities to keep at least one school operating. Minnabarriet noted that Cache Creek Elementary would also allow Ashcroft parents the option of sending their children to an elementary-only if they wished. Motion – Ashcroft Secondary be renovated into a K-12 school. Carried unanimously. “I would just like to say that nobody likes the prospect of closing schools,” said Ashcroft trustee Christopher Roden, “particularly when it is in

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Utility trailer stolen

Sept. 17 at 3 pm RCMP received a report of the theft of a gray utility trailer parked behind the Dairy Queen in Cache Creek, some time between 9 pm the night before and 3 pm. The 2007 Sterling trailer had wood panels on it, and a BC plate UNJ 33S. The matter is still under investigation.

Any bed will do

Sept. 18 at 3:30 pm RCMP attended the hospital after a complaint of an intoxicated man refusing to leave. The 53 year old Cache Creek man was not in need of medical attention – he just wanted a bed. A full mickey of whisky was seized from him and he was given a ride home.

Fire in the ditch

Sept. 19 at 10:30 am while on routine patrol along Hwy 1 east of Cache Creek, an RCMP officer noticed a car pulled off by the side of the road with two men standing near what appeared to be a fire. The officer pulled over and discovered that the Kamloops men had stopped when they observed a small fire in the ditch. The three of them managed to extinguish it. It was speculated that it may have been started by a cigarette butt thrown from a passing vehicle.

Disturbing the family

Sept. 19 at 5 pm RCMP responded to a disturbance at a residence on the

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Ashcroft Reserve where the partner of an intoxicated 52 year old man didn’t want him in the house while he was in that state. The man agreed to stay with other family members until he was sober.

Burning rubber

Sept. 19 at 6 pm police received a complaint about an erratic driver on Hill St. in Ashcroft by the elementary school. The complaint stated that the black Pontiac Sunfire was speeding and squealing its tires. The car was located on the Mesa Vista, parked at a residence. The driver, a 21 year old Ashcroft man, told police that he missed a gear as he was driving the borrowed car and that’s why his tires squealed. He apologized for the disturbance.

Marijuana seized

Sept. 21 at midnight a Traffic Services officer stopped a vehicle on Hwy 97 north of Cache Creek near 3 Mile Lake. The officer detected an odour of marijuana in the pickup truck and seized a container with 25 grams of marijuana in it. The driver and passengers, all from the Lower Mainland, were allowed to continue on their way.

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officer stopped a vehicle on Hwy 1 at the bottom of Jackass Mountain for excessive speed. The 2003 Mazda Protege was travelling at 145 kph in the 90 kph zone. The 23 year old Edmonton man was issued a ticket for excessive speed and his car was impounded for seven days.

Down but not out

Sept. 22 at 7:30 pm police were asked to help locate an 18 year old Cache Creek man who was reported to be depressed and possibly suicidal. The man was located on Stage Rd. and although he said he was fine, he was advised to seek a medical opinion the following day. He was given a ride home.

Bear pavement

Sept. 22 at 9:15 pm police attended a single vehicle accident on Hwy 99 just west of the Hwy 97 turnoff. The driver, a 75 year old Cache Creek man, said he swerved to avoid hitting a bear on the road. Instead, he lost control on the gravelled shoulder and flipped into the ditch. The man was not injured, but his 2009 Volkswagen Jetta had to be towed.

Gas and dash

Sept. 23 at 10 the OK Stop in Ashcroft reported a gas and dash in the amount of $60. Police were told that the 27 year old Ashcroft man came into pay for his gas but didn’t have his wallet with him. Payment has since been made.

BC municipalities reject lower default speed in cities by Jeff Nagel Black Press B.C. communities won’t push to lower the default speed limit to 40 kilometres per hour on residential streets.

Victoria councillors argued that pedestrian safety is paramount, but delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention defeated their motion Friday. Cities can still vary local speed limits from the 50 km/h default on a street-bystreet basis, but proponents of Police Telephone #s the lower limit also hoped the province would cover the cost Ashcroft: 250-453-2216 of changing signs. Advocates had warned that Clinton: 250-459-2221 unless cities sign every alley Lytton: 250-455-2225 and laneway at lower speeds, drivers can legally roar through them at 50 km/h. Crime Stoppers Opponents said enforce1-800-222-TIPS (8477) ment is the real problem. “You can reduce the mu-

nicipal speed limit to 10 kilometres per hour – it’s not going to help,” said Thompson-Nicola Regional District director Ken Gillis. He said B.C. cities need a different way to ticket traffic violators without using costly and highly trained police officers. Comox Mayor Paul Ives said it was “wishful thinking” to believe the province would pay for sign change costs and said the shift to a 40 km/h default would confuse drivers. “We don’t want this. I’m sure many other municipalities don’t want this,” Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta said. “If you take it to extreme, if we keep going slower and slower and slower in the name of safety, eventually we will all grind to a halt.”

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Loon Lake hosts popular fundraiser The Loon Lake community celebrated its annual fall dance and fire department fundraiser on Aug. 31 at the community hall. The event was attended by approximately 100 community members and guests who enjoyed dancing and visiting. The highlight of the evening was the draw for our summer long raffle. Sally Watson (TNRD rep) drew the winning ticket and Sid and Cheryl Ward were the grand prize winners of a Princecraft boat, motor and trailer. The winning ticket was sold by Kevin and Linda Lennox. Second prize was a 40” TV won by Ron and Louise Hanson and third prize was a barbecue won by Tom Godmendson. The event was made possible through the organizing efforts of Ron and Louise Hanson and a number of volunteers who assisted them. A large number of sponsors greatly assisted including: Norah and Lorne Nicholson, BOSA Developments Inc., Dusty Rose Pub, Galaxy Promotions, Rivershore Estate and Golf, Copper Classics, White Moose Resort, Marigold Resort, Evergreen Resort and AnuYou Resort. Franko Borri

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Sid Ward (left) receives the grand prize Princecraft boat, motor and trailer from Ron Hanson at the Marigold Resort in Loon Lake. The boat and other prizes were raffled off as a fundraiser for the Loon Lake Volunteer Fire Dept.

AES PAC waiting for more information “I’d just like to reiterate what trustee Roden said, that no one likes to close a school,” said trustee Mavourneen Varcoe Ryan, who is responsible for Lytton. “But we have to enter into discussion first if we want to know why it won’t work.” “I’m looking forward to getting into the communities to talk about the future of community schools,” said Lillooet trustee Valerie Adrian. “This is a decision to look at possibilities, not necessarily closure,” said chair Carmen Ranta, trustee for Cache School from p. 1

ments, if deemed necessary and appropriate in the circumstances by council, would be the best approach for the Village to take control of the matter and force action from the owner. Remedial action requirements could encompass demolition of the building, either by the owner completing the job by a determined deadline, or by placing the Village in the legal position to complete demolition and forcing sale of the property for recovery of costs (if unpaid by the owner).” Plaza from p. 1

Creek. The board has 60 days to prepare the community consultations. No dates have been given yet. Facilities Manager Mitch van Aller presented his annual 5 Year Capital Plan to the board, which included $12,250,000 for the Lillooet elementary replacement, and $8,287,434 for Kumsheen renovations. He said Ashcroft Secondary has had many upgrades over the past three years and he doesn’t feel it will require major work to turn the building into a K-12 facility. He said the 5 Year Cap-

Royden Josephson and Tom Moe had to run fast to catch up to to some energetic children who led the pack in Ashcroft’s Terry Fox Run.

ital Plan only includes projects that will cost $1.5 million or more. The parents need more information, said PAC president Juanita Little after the meeting. What will the cost be of running the school, she asked. What would a K-12 look like? Another concern, she said “is how will the move to K-12 affect the staff? We have great teachers, principal and support staff, so we want to know will they move over with us? What does that look like?” She said when the school board first broached the idea of closing the elementary and creating a K-12 school in Ashcroft, the parents were very upset.” But since then, parents have heard that the district has only so much money to support its aging schools, and enrolment figures just don’t justify keeping the buildings open. “It’s a real struggle,” she said. In those two years, Clinton moved to a K-12 school, with the parents actively engaged in its planning. Last year, said Little, elementary students attended the high school several times for concerts and special occasions like Remembrance Day, and the students all seemed to interact well. “Once the consultation meetings are set,” she said, “we’ll discuss how to get information out to people, and gather data on what sort of questions they want answered. “We’ll encourage everyone to take part and do what’s best for the kids.”

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A little bit of privacy, please Do you remember what it was like to be anonymous? Known only to your immediate family, if you wanted to be famous - or infamous, you had to earn it. That was before Facebook and Twitter and Classmates and all the rest of the “connect with the world” wireless computer applications. Imagine growing up before the invention of television or radio, or mass transit such as trains. Or even the use of horses as transportation. The world extended only as far as you could walk in a day, and your only care was finding your next meal. But we can’t go backwards, unless you intend to go live in the Amazon jungle, and I suspect most of us wouldn’t last too long there. And I’m not referring to the lack of a computer signal. As information becomes more widely available, government authorities come up with new ways to keep secrets - which often we only find out about when their attempts fail. As they do, and will, now that all data is stored on computers. My personal mantra is: if you don’t want it repeated, don’t speak it in the first place. So it goes without saying (or it should) that if you have information you don’t want circulated around the wold 50 times before breakfast, don’t post it on the computer. Have you ever “googled” your name? It might surprise you to find out what information about you is available to anyone who cares to look. And if that isn’t enough, we have highway cams, traffic cams and surveillance cams to record our comings and goings, and Google Street View so that we, and others, can view our house - or any house we have an address for, our yard, our car. Perhaps it even caught us coming out of the house on the day the picture was taken. Anonymity is a thing of the past, but privacy shouldn’t be. We all have a right to privacy, unless we go commiting acts that will put our names in bright flashing lights all over the planet. Because once lost, privacy is hard to regain. Perhaps it’s time to turn off all of the devices that record our personal data.

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Is Harper sellling out Canada with CETA? by Gus Van Harten, Professor TORONTO, ON/ Troy Media/ - Is Canada’s constitution and solvency less important than Europe’s? I’m asking that question because the pending Canada-Europe trade deal (or CETA) is leading to littleknown discussions in Europe - but not in Canada about the deal’s constitutional and fiscal implications. As planned, the deal will allow investor-state arbitrators, outside Canadian or European courts, to award vast sums of public money to a special class of private litigants: foreign owners of assets. In light of this, the federal government and the provinces need to clarify, as the Europeans are doing, how they plan to protect federalism and public budgets from the ravages such open-ended liability could have on our economy. While the role of investor-state arbitrators is opaque, it is more powerful and far

riskier for voters and taxpayers than other international forums such as the World Trade Organization. For example, the arbitrators can award large amounts to foreign investors without giving a government the opportunity to avoid liability by altering the decision which it condemns. More worrying, the arbitrators are not judges, and even have an apparent interest to favour investors because, unlike in other forms of arbitration, only one side - the investors - can sue and, in turn, create future lucrative work for the arbitrators. Put simply, under CETA, foreign investors will enjoy powerful rights under a lopsided process, without assuming any responsibilities that are actionable by governments. Since the arbitrators began using their power over the public purse in the late 1990s, Canada has paid out about $160 million under NAFTA to U.S. companies. The U.S. has paid nothing to Canadian companies. Other





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sion has reportedly told European member states that it will not complete the investment negotiations with Canada until an agreement is reached within Europe about the division of legal and financial responsibility for investor-state arbitration. It is vexing that, while commentators have flagged the same issues in Canada since NAFTA, our governments have done virtually nothing to resolve them, at least publicly. Likewise, it remains a mystery why Canada, having fared far worse than the U.S. in investor-state arbitration under NAFTA, reportedly asked to include investor-state arbitration in the Europe trade deal. Under NAFTA, the federal government, without seeking provincial consent, accepted an investor-state arbitration process that became the first - and practically the last - such process ever agreed between developed countries with mature court See CETA on p. 7

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tiki lounge reopens in Ashcroft at the riv for live local music Tiki Lounge is back at The Riv

A favourite local Ashcroft music night that was first started by local musician and organizer Llynn Kellman (with thanks.. Llynn !) is back and has returned to The Riv Pub. In its new incarnation, Nadine Davenport will be your host - with possible guest hosts along the way as well. Starting on Friday Sept. 27, The Tiki Lounge will offer a place for locals to come down and enjoy some of our great local musicians perform. Everyone welcome! This Friday, Sept. 27 we’ll start off with an Open Mic and rotate every other week with a Feature Act. Come check out the Tiki Lounge, every Friday from 7:3010 pm. Pass the hat donations encouraged. For more information (250) 4571145.

Family Movie Night..features EPIC

The Village of Cache Creek presents another fun Family Movie at the Cache Creek Community Hall. The feature movie this month is the fabulous animated kids movie - EPIC. Bring the whole family to see this funny fantasy-adventure comedy-drama movie on Saturday, Sept. 28. Admission at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the Movie starting at 7 pm. There will be popcorn and goodies available for purchase at the concession supporting Cache Creek Elementary School’s Parent Advisory Coun-

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cil. No outside food or drinks, please. Children must be supervised and remain seated and quiet during the movie please. In the movie, a teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world - and ours.

Guitar Idol 2011 winner in town!

Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society begins its fourth season of concerts at St Albans in downtown Ashcroft. The first show of the season will be on Friday, Oct. 4 - with Vancouver-based finger-style guitarist, Don Alder. Tickets are now available in Ashcroft at the Ashcroft Bakery and Natures Gifts, and in Cache Creek at The Jade Shop. Alder’s unique style of playing incorporates finger picking with simultaneous percussion to create a wall of sound. His music is a unique combination of deeply textured melody and rhythm. He has been featured in Guitar Player Magazine and all of the other main guitar publications. As winner of the 2011 Worldwide Guitar Idol (held in London, UK), 2010 Guitar Superstar contest (LA, USA) and the 2007 Inter-

national Fin- at The Jade Shop. Look for a full 2013/14 gerstyle Cham- Season line up, videos, show dates and pionships, often bio’s of all performers on WRAP’s webreferred to as the site – Hendrix of acoustic guitar, Don Clinton Arts & Artisan Show Nadine The 8th Annual Clinton Arts & ArtiAlder has earned Davenport his place as one san Show runs Friday, Oct. 4 to Sunday, creativecurrent@ of the top acoustic Oct. 6th. Opening night is Friday, from guitarists in the 6-9 pm. The Show continues Saturday world and is the and Sunday, 1-6 pm. The event is held in only guitarist to Clinton Memorial Hall at 306 Lebourdais win all of the top prestigious guitar com- St.. in Clinton. As well as all the fabulous petitions armed with just an acoustic gui- art displayed on the walls there will be artisans selling crafts at tables. Musicians tar. Don is also recognized as one of the and dancers will be performing intermittently throughout the show. Call Sandy of the world’s top harp guitarists. He is often referred to as sounding Reed at 250 457-9560 to reserve space. like a four piece band. Don’s music is his If interested in performing just come out. own unique weave of deeply textured melody and story. Lyrical and compelling, his original songs are notes of exploration - some passionate and haunting, some harddriven, others light and teasing. In quiet pieces or pushing right to Reserve your space! the edge, Don’s phenomenal finger style playing and rich voice captivCall The Journal 250-453-2261 ate - not to be missed! You can look forward to six Celebrating 20 Years Dessert Concerts this season. Plus - an opportunity to buy tickets for Three licenced all six shows as a package for some techs, no apprentices great cost savings. This offer is only available via phone - so call Come to the place today at (250) 453 9100 to get all with experience six shows for a great musical deal! Tickets are now available in AshAUTOMOTIVE croft at the Ashcroft Bakery and 488 Trans Canada Hwy, Ashcrof t Natures Gifts, and in Cache Creek 250-457-6698 albe

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Pavilion Triathlon continues to grow and gain popularity Sunday Sep 14, once again we held the Pavilion Triathlon. Outside temperature in the 30’s, and the water temperature was 19C. These two things alone were telling me that this years event was going to be spectacular. A few more registered than last year the event is growing as more people hear about it, with people coming from as far away as Sooke on the island and Cal-

gary and Winnipeg for the event. But most of the triathletes were from the local area of Kamloops, Ashcroft and Cache Creek. A lot of the comments I get about the event is that it’s considered to be a grassroots race, and of course everyone likes the swim in Pavilion Lake. Maurice Maher from Kamloops led the race all the way from the swim to the run taking First overall with a time of 1:09. Linsey Emberly from Gain functional fitness Kamloops won First & increase stability Place Female last year and won a free entry 9:30 am at Cache Creek Hall to this years event. This year she came Mondays: Strong & Stable back and beat her own Wednesdays Balance & Core time by another four Fridays: Muscle & Movement minutes with a time of 1:13 and she also finEveryone welcome! ished Second overall. For more information contact This summer we Maurice Maher from Kamloops, just coming out of the water. Maher led the race all the way from Vicky 250-457-7038 organized the kids the swim to the run taking 1st overall with a time of 1:09. Photo by Gary Winslow Coming Soon: triathlon and there athlon. There were very uninterwere a few teens who Nature Fit Challenge - October five relay teams ested and seemed to really enjoy the event. Chair Fit - November calm with There was some money left over this year - two were what was gofrom sponsorships, so we made from Kamloops, ing on. Even up two relay teams, one of boys and three from the still I sent in and one of girls and entered them Ashcroft area. Our Wayne Little super volinto the Pavilion Tri. All the kids other relay team miner1098 unteer Stewere from the Ashcroft area. With consisted of Denise ven Aie with all six of them being very com- Tapia, Tracy Kuan air horn petitive, I knew it was going to be bik, and the ever into scare him good. In the end though, the “Boy spiring Merv Mcoff if there Beaters” team of Haley and Leeza Kague, although The Ashcroft and District Fall Fair Schroeder and Allie Aie were fast- at this event Merv was no match for the was any problems. Steven is still alive, so there were no problems. er than the boys team consisting of lightning quick Allie Aie during the run! would like to thank everyone that Some other locals tackled the event It’s really amazing how the locals at Griffin and Hayden Aie and Solomade the 2013 Fall Fair a success mon Wiebe. Not only will they solo including Vicky Trill, Briggy Pavilion have taken to the event, with have to hear about that for the next Schroeder - who finally completed her their family relatives using the event as Corporate Sponsors: year, they had to do the chicken first full triathlon, and Alf Trill - who has way to come and visit, and Frank Smith’s Wastech, Tolko, Second Time Around discovered that if he actually trains for a manpower. I mean really, the guy put in dance across the finish line! Cantex, Interior Savings about five or six hours of labor into helpThe Relay team idea seems to triathlon, he’s pretty darn good at it. Unite Steel Workers: Local 7619 Another icon in the triathlon com- ing me out. be really catching on. It’s a very Friendship Auto Services I’d like to thank the volunteers and easy way to enter the world of tri- munity is Bruce Butcher from Kamloops, Royal Canadian Legion: Ashcroft Branch who showed up this year. parents who came out to show their supBeans Roasted Rite At 79 years old and having port, members of the Kamloops Triathlon raced over 150 triathlons in club, Megan Marlow, Eddie and Steve Category Sponsors: his life, it was quite a com- Aie, Heidi McCall, and Deanna Horsting. Anie’s Pizza, Ashcroft Bakery, Ashcroft Journal pliment when he said I did a Next year’s Pavilion Triathlon will be ZION UNITED Bear Claw Lodge, Blue Sage B&B good job organizing the race. held on Sept. 14, 2014. If you are interSunday Worship 10:50 am Bonaparte Motel, Central Café We had an unexpected ested in competing, volunteering, spon401 Bancroft, Ashcroft, BC • 250-453-9511 Cheryl’s Place, Chums spectator this year, a black soring, spectating or just showing some • Communities in Bloom, Dairy Queen bear. Up in a tree right beside sort of support, shoot me an email. United Church of Canada Gold Country, Hungry? Herbies the run course, he seemed

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Haste leads to sloppy deals systems. This was a historical departure from the usual practice of Western countries, at least when on the receiving end of capital flows from another country, to require foreign investors to accept the exclusive authority of their own legislatures and courts. Since NAFTA, the constitutional issues have been left to simmer, made possible partly because no investment treaty concluded by Canada since NAFTA applied to substantial inward investment in Canada. Also, the amounts paid by Canada to U.S. investors under NAFTA thus far have been manageable. These issues now loom large as the arbitrators increasingly flex their muscle and as the Harper government prepares to quadruple-down on investor-state arbitration by committing us, for decades, to three new trade or investment agreements with major economies. These include the Europe trade deal, the Canada-China investment treaty (or FIPA), and the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership. The main worry is that the Harper government is so intent on delivering rapid-fire deals that it is shunting aside important concerns. If the Europeans can take time to work through the constitutional and fiscal implications and report publicly, why are governments in Canada not doing the same? Governments need to anticipate and manage their fiscal position in the brave new world of foreign investor rights, especially as the Harper government is poised to make Canada the most locked-in Western country, long-term, in investor-state arbitration. Canadians at least need to know who is responsible if this rushed deal turns out badly.


Teas and bazaars have seniors busy FROM THE CENTRE Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors Muriel Scallon

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The first meeting of the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors Association since June was held with some of the faithful members attending. Welcome back for another session of fun and games. First on the list of upcoming events is our Over 80 Tea to honour our old-

est members. Please come out and say ‘hello’ and give them a hug. This is happening Oct. 10 at the Seniors Centre. Doors open at 11:30 am, with photos at 11:45 for all of the over 80 members. Hope to see you there. Our Christmas Dinner is booked for

Dec. 12, so anyone wanting to attend will have to see Pat Kirby to let her know ahead of time. We are starting our plans for the next bazaar and tea on Nov. 16. We need ticket sellers for this. Please help out by buying or helping us sell them. All of our committee reports were read and we need some more members out to help on some of our events. Bingo, Bridge, and Carpet Bowling

are some of the most popular means of fun. A letter was read from Carmen Agatiello, thanking us for her bursary. We all wish you well, Carmen. Jones were read by Donna Tetrault; Birthdays for September: Dorothy Colebank, Fran Hellad, Ashley Lindseth, Mary Lomond, Binky Nichel and Lois Petty, Edna Spelay, John West and Ronald Richardson.

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The first time I met my friend Mike Harvey, he was homeless. He wasn’t living out of his car, or so sick that he wanted to die anymore, but he was still very much what society would consider ‘on the skids.’ It was at a local soup kitchen where we first spoke a year and a half ago. I was on location at the Kelowna Gospel Mission covering a fun-

In so many countries around the world, this wouldn’t happen. Once my week of covering that story was over, Mike and I exchanged email addresses and vowed to stay in touch. I went back to my life with a newfound gratitude for the roof over my head and the love of my family, and he continued his journey of self-healing and the rebuilding of his life. As depressed as he was when he first arrived at the mission, he wasn’t content doing nothing, and accepted a volunteer position working as their dishwasher. For about nine months he worked in the kitchen all day, seven days a week, while starting up a “Law of Attraction” support group that promotes emitting positive energy to attract more of the same. “Mental attitude controls our thought patterns,” he said. “And I needed to change mine.” He also needed to change his eating habits and had accomplished that. Years prior Mike had

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From homeless to happy draising competition between local chefs for Shaw TV, and he was working as the dishwasher and living there as well. I saw him, and many of the mission’s residents that week, as well as the hungry people who came in for a hot, healthy meal. It was both heartbreaking to see people needing the help, and heartwarming to witness them getting it.

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Enjoy a varied display of local artists, leathercrafts, carvers, authors, jewellery artists and exhibits by local 4-H clubs and local students. There will be ongoing demonstrations of carving, leather work, clay creations and painting throughout the weekend. Enjoy music provided by local musicians and check out our silent auction

October 2013 • Week 1 ARIES - A blue mood is nothing to worry about, Aries. It is just your body telling you that you may need to slow down a bit. Take heed and you’ll recharge in no time. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you are beginning a contemplative phase of life right now, but you won’t have to sacrifice your social life to do so. Take a few days off from socializing and then return. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Try to avoid any deep conversations or controversial topics this week, Gemini. Right now it’s best if you focus on more trivial matters and enjoy yourself. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, give yourself more time to figure everything out if you are feeling indecisive about someone. Don’t forge ahead without feeling entirely comfortable with the person. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, don’t drop everything you’re working on to address a developing issue at home. Others can handle the situation just as well as you, so keep your focus on preexisting tasks at hand. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, listen to friends and family members when they encourage you to try something new this week. Trust your instincts, as they seldom turn you in the wrong direction. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 You have no time for gossip this week, Libra. Your plate is already full at work and at home, so avoid getting caught up in anything that compromises your focus. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, though it may feel like others are flying past you while you’re slowly plodding along, eventually things will even out and you’ll end up where you need to be. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Create some plausible plans for the future this week, Sagittarius. Keep a journal to help you keep track of your ideas and make sense of your plans. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, your generosity finds you devoting much of your time t ending to the needs of others this week. Enjoy your time helping others and don’t be afraid to accept their gratitude. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Don’t get too hung up if your week is all work and little play. While your schedule might be hectic in the coming days, some relaxation time will arrive this weekend. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, now is the time to redirect some of your professional ambitions to your personal life. It’s an effort worth making.

ON A BRIGHTER NOTE LORI WELBOURNE contracted Lyme disease, which damaged his brain and left him feeling crazy. Unable to work for a long period of time, and living alone in his car in the U.S., his daughter eventually kidnapped him and brought him back home to Canada. “I’m lucky she did that,” he said. “At that point I wanted to die.” Extremely sick, and initially not knowing the reason, Mike had also developed an extreme sensitivity to MSG, which he found to be in almost everything. “It wasn’t until I started making juice with organic produce that I started to feel better,” he said. He also discovered he had lead poisoning which he believes he got from the drinking water where he grew

up. Ridding himself of that allowed him to improve his physical state, and the work he was doing on his mental health increased his possibilities. He was offered a job at a restaurant, affording him the ability to move out of the shelter. He later applied his skills working at

Home Depot and then started up his own handyman and contracting business in Calgary, where he had moved. I had coffee with Mike this week while he was in town for his daughter’s wedding. He had just come from a volunteer shift at the Kelowna Gospel Mission where he visited some of his old “inmates” as he jokingly calls them. “I think all these shelters should offer some kind of ‘Law of Attraction’ program,” he said. “And educate people on the chemicals they’re probably consuming. It could change their lives like it

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did for me.” People become homeless for a variety of reasons, and they all have a story to tell. Thank goodness for shelters and food banks and all the wonderful people in the community who donate time, money or food. And thank goodness for someone like Mike Harvey, brave to share his experience. He’s a good reminder of how easy it can be to lose everything, and how important it is for us to help each other when needed. To contact Mike visit: Lori Welbourne is a syndicated columnist. She can be contacted at

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Ts’ky’aylaxw First Nation is looking for an energetic and experienced Economic Development Officer who is responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring community and economic development. This includes securing economic opportunities and business development ventures that increases local employment for the Ts’kw’aylaxw community. The economic development officer reports to the Administrator and is responsible for facilitating community and economic planning and initiatives; identifying and fostering community economic development activities. This position will also be responsible for improving current businesses and expanding the business base for Ts’kw’aylaxw and will promote Ts’kw’aylaxw as an important business partner and/or an important developer of new business. Experience and Qualifications: • Innovative leader, creative thinker, a self-starter, a person who is sensitive to our culture and a person who is motivated and eager to assist our community moving forward with economic development growth. • Work effectively with all stakeholders in the community, different levels of government, businesses, general public, and have excellent communication skills. • Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in business and economics. • Successful record of doing funding proposals and grant applications. Some travel is required for this position and you must possess a valid BC Driver’s license. • Strong knowledge in business planning and market analysis. Deadline for receiving applications for this position is Oct. 4, 2013, at 12 noon. Please note only candidates who are short listed will be invited for interviews. Please send your resume along with three references to: Sharon Edwards, Administrator P.O. Box 2200, Lillooet, B.C. V0K 1V0 Fax; 260-256-4058


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the community. Wear grubbies or bring a smock – it’s messy. The next Elders Vision Council meeting is scheduled for Oct. 22, 10 am, along with another community pot luck with presentations. New members are very welcome.

The New Horizon’s Senior’s program community pot luck dinner on Sept.19. Photo by Jean Burgess

Fall and winter full of activities COMINGS & GOINGS ON

Then Nov. 30 will see the hall transformed for our Christmas Bazaar. This event is still looking for an organizer in Spences Bridge – so anyone out there interested in taking on this fun and exciting task? There are always Mavourneen lots of volunteers willVarcoe-Ryan ing to help out. If interested please contact me. Here I am on the first day of Fall, Then in Decemlooking out on a lovely warm sunny ber the Ham and Turkey Bingo day. We’ve had a good stretch of sum- is always a popular event – mer-like weather for September, but it scheduled for Fri., Dec. 13. It’s looks like things are about to change – a lucky Friday, folks! but no need to feel housebound; there are lots of events to keep us busy! The New Horizon’s Senior’s program has continued The Community Club held its AGM hosting activities over the sumon Sept. 11. Elected to executive pos- mer and has many plans for the itions were: President Yours Truly, Vice fall and winter. Pres. Craig Watson, Secretary CaroLast week saw the first lynne Terry, four Directors: Jim Ryan, community pot luck dinner Arnie Oram, Pat Jackson, and Oliv- with presentations. There was ia Watson. TV Chair - Jim Ryan, Vice a great turnout of folks that Chair Arnie Oram, Secretary / Tres. enjoyed a wonderful meal, a Carolynne Terry. Thanks to all for let- cute little skit, a traditional jinting their name stand! gle dance demonstration, and The next regular meeting is Oct. 9 of course the pleasure of each at 7 pm. Please consider joining us. other’s company! The Elder’s Vision CounThere are many events coming up, cil has planned a paper mache starting with the usual Halloween party mask workshop – just in time – on Oct. 31, of course. There will be for Halloween. Two Saturdays; arts and crafts, games, prizes, wiener Oct. 12 and 19, 10:30 to 3:30 roast, fireworks – all the good ghoulish - all supplies provided as well stuff! as lunch! Open to everyone in

The new stage is ready to put in Cleme’s Hall – on top of the existing one, so no demolition required – whew. Soon everything that was listed on the “to do” list will be completed, and the hall will be looking great. (Until the next renovation idea comes up – it really is never ending….) The Community has made it official; there will be a Desert Daze 2014! It was decided at the Sept. 11 meeting and the planning committee will be preparing for our 5th Festival! Anyone wishing to get involved with the planning committee is more than welcome – give me a call or shoot me an email. Our Fire Chief reported to the Spences Bridge Community Club that we have two new volunteer firefighters, more training is being done, and they have purchased another set of turn out gear. Thanks to all you volunteers!

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Cadwell, Gerry Our dad, Gerry Cadwell, aged 71, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2013. Dad is survived by his loving wife JoAnn, mother-in-law Sharon, his brother Allan (Donna), brother-inlaw Gordon, and his son Duwayne (Tammy), daughters Sherri and Lorelei (Craig), grandchildren Lindsey (Chris), Brittley (Travis), Riley (Serina), Tyler, Clayton, Kylee, August, Alexis, Kayla, Jennine, and Becca, and numerous nieces and nephews. As well as many relatives and friends; dad is predeceased by his father Ralph, mother Edna, sisters Amy and Irma and brothers Gordon and Don. A reunion of family and friends will be held at the Ashcroft Community Hall on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 1:00 5:00. Should family or friends desire, donations may be made to Parkinson Society Canada, Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, or Royal Inland Hospital Foundation in dad’s name. We’ve been so fortunate to be able to call you dad. We love you always and forever. Love Duwayne, Sherri, and Lorelei.


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... Past, Present & Beyond The Shallow Grave - Pt. 1 Winter of 1936/37 was a bad one family plots; burial areas kept for the for influenza in the B.C. interior. Hard- use of one family and its members, ly a week went by without the Ash- each surrounded by a neat wooden croft Journal reporting another case, fence. In February 1937 there were two more often than not fatal. Those who spaces left in the plot in which Matilda could rememand Johnny were to be burber the flu panied, and there were doubtdemic of 1918less many people present 20, which had at her funeral who had not killed up to 100 expected a grave to be dug million people in that plot for many years. worldwide, Johnny, the widower, shivered at the was only 35, and there thought that it was no reason to think that had come again. he would not live a long The Nalife. A few months later, tive community however, tragedy once had been espeagain struck the Edmonds cially hard hit. family; and this time it was There had been to lead to a mysterious, and GOLD COUNTRY so many burials grisly, discovery. BARBARA RODEN in the cemetery On Friday Aug. 20 on the Cornwall 1937, Edmonds got into an [now Ashcroft] Reserve that the grave- argument with Henry Madson of Padiggers had had to resort to burying the vilion over a jug of wine. The alterdead in haste, without a proper burial. cation ended with Edmonds knocking In mid-February 1937 Matilda out the other man, then riding away Sampson, the 30-year-old wife of from town. At 20 minutes before midJohnny Edmonds of the Cornwall night he arrived at the home of Chief Rancherie, or Reserve, came into Ash- Frank Harry, about three miles west of croft with a friend to help deliver a town. Two men who were staying at load of hay. She and her husband were the house that night – Willie Harry and longtime residents of the area, and Jimmie Burke – said that Edmonds were familiar figures in town. With- was considerably under the influence in a short time of her visit she fell ill, of alcohol when he arrived, and that he and it was at first suspected that she asked to see the Chief. Edmonds was had caught a chill. Her condition soon taken into another room, where the worsened, however, and it was clear two visitors heard him tell Chief Harry she was suffering from flu. Then it de- that he was in great trouble and would veloped into something more serious, be put in jail in the morning. He pleadand on Feb. 16 she was brought to the ed for help, but was apparently told hospital in Ashcroft. It was clear that that there was nothing Chief Harry she needed medical assistance; but could do. the local physician, Dr. Drummond, At midnight Johnny Edmonds left was in Lone Butte, stranded there by the house and mounted his horse. It poor road conditions. On the mor- was the last time he was seen alive. ning of Feb. 17 she died, of pneumonia An hour later CNR passenger train brought on by flu. No. 1, heavily loaded, was a mile west The cemetery on the Cornwall Re- of Ashcroft heading towards the coast. serve had, at the time, a number of It had been an uneventful trip to that

The cemetery on the Ashcroft Indian Reserve, where Matilda Sampson and Photo by Barbara Roden Johnny Edmonds are buried, as it looks today.

point, and there was no reason to think the remainder of the journey would be any different. The engineer looked ahead down the track, expecting to see nothing but darkness. Instead he saw what he thought was a piece of white paper between the rails some 10 pole lengths (55 yards) ahead. When the train was approximately four pole lengths (22 yards) away he realized that the white form was a body lying between the rails, its legs over the north rail. The engineer threw on the emergency brakes, but it was too late to halt the train. The engine and two cars had passed over the body before the train stopped, and it was clear there was no hope he had survived. The unfortunate victim was placed on a stretcher, and the engineer and another man lifted him into the baggage car. Then the engineer began the slow process of backing CNR passenger train No. 1 the mile into Ashcroft. As he did so, he noted that a saddle horse was near the scene of the accident, tied to a fence a few yards from the track. At some point in the night the horse broke its reins, and was found next morning running in a nearby field. The horse was identified as belonging to


Johnny Edmonds. When the train reached Ashcroft the police were summoned. The body was quickly identified as that of Johnny Edmonds, and an inquest was held five days later, after a short delay so that the train engineer could return and give evidence. A verdict of accidental death was brought in, with no blame attached to anyone. Before the inquest, however, came the grim task of digging a final grave in the Edmonds plot, many years before anyone had reasonably expected such a thing to be needed. Jimmy Antoine was the man who carried out this duty, and he it was who made a completely unexpected discovery. While digging Johnny Edmonds’ grave, a short distance from where his wife lay and in the only area of the enclosure that had been undisturbed, Antoine came across what appeared to be another grave, unmarked, within the plot. For a foot below the surface of the sandy soil, in a narrow hole some three feet long, he uncovered the skeleton of a woman, huddled in her crude grave as if she had been hastily and carelessly deposited there. To be continued

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September 26, 2013 edition of the Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal