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100 Mile House now has a second mobile abattoir, but unlike the current red-meat unit, this one is specifically geared for poultry and rabbits. It is temporarily installed at New Cal Rabbit Farm, owned and operated by Margaret Bishop and her husband, Stephen, where it will return regularly. The mobile unit is virtually ready to go, and she says bookings are pouring in, especially from local chicken producers. “We’ve got our mobile processing unit [now], and we are very excited. We do have two [approved] processing dates, for Oct. 4 and 11, and we have birds booked for those two days.” Bishop adds Oct. 4 is fully booked, but (as of Sept. 25) there are still openings for Oct. 11. The mobile abattoir will stay at New Cal for the winter, but she explains it won’t be in operation during the colder months, as it is neither insulated nor winterized. However, Bishop adds there may be additional slaughter dates set for this fall, depending on what it gets for bookings. Bishop says the mobile unit will then potentially be shared with two other docking stations next year – at Tibbles Lake west of Quesnel and at Prince George. Continued on A4

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Volunteer cook Cheryl Stecyk felt comfortable with this frisky lobster at the Rotary Club of 100 Mile House’s annual Lobsterfest at the 100 Mile Community Hall on Sept. 28. Local Rotary president Maureen Pinkney says it was an excellent night, with more than 400 lobsters cooked for 187 people.

Recycling rules resonate at UBCM Cities complain, but CRD signs on for cash incentives Carole Rooney Free Press

While many cities decry the province’s new Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) regulations, the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) is not nearly as concerned about those impacts. Delegates at the recent

Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention voted unanimously in support of a resolution to extend the Sept. 16 deadline, demanding an extra 90 days to negotiate acceptable terms for passing control of curb-side recycling to Multi Material BC (MMBC). Many fear a related hit to taxpayers, and also worry

recycling services will diminish if they decline MMBC’s offer, if it contracts out the door-to-door pickup of PPP and this disallows items, such as glass jars and bottles. CRD chair Al Richmond says there appears to be more benefits than drawbacks to the new program for the regional district, so the board has

accepted the MMBC incentive to work together with it in PPP recycling. “For our point, they’ve accepted our program at our transfer stations [and landfills] for recycling. “And, they will go ahead and endeavour to look at Continued on A5


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POLICING POT LAW Elections BC has established the signature thresholds for Sensible BC’s initiative to amend the Police Act for reduced enforcement of marijuana use laws. The numbers represent 10 per cent of registered voters in each of the province’s 85 electoral districts as of Sept. 9. The petition expenses limit for the proponent is set at $1,030,562, based on the total number of registered voters. Visit www.elections. pdf for more information.

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Dog Creek Band Elder Phyllis Webstad, at podium, spoke at the Orange Shirt Day ceremony named in her honour at 100 Mile House Elementary School on Sept. 30. Aside several other local residential school survivors, she relayed an emotional story of her own past experiences as a sixyear-old child starting school. See story in the Oct. 9 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press.

Legislature lays low until spring Government takes time for laying out important plans Carole Rooney Free Press

Finance Minister Michael de Jong has announced British Columbia’s legislature won’t be sitting until next spring, barring any unforeseen emergency session. It’s time urgently needed to move forward with “some pretty significant projects, he says, adding this would include the development of a taxation regime for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says the legislature sat later than usual following the spring provincial election, and this fall, government wants to concentrate on preparing for a vigorous spring session. “We sat in July, which is not normally done, but ... we had an election in May, so there was a budget to pass, which was accomplished. “When the house sits in

the spring, I am sure there will be new legislation on many important issues up for debate.” Meanwhile, the Select Finance Committee is informally polling the public for input, and Barnett says she is talking to constituents about liquor act changes, and the Outdoor Recreation Vehicle Act development is ongoing. She explains there are numerous other ongoing efforts by government that will be discussed. Barnett adds she is personally using this time working throughout the constituency, and with her colleagues. This includes speaking with citizens to gather input on “many important topics” that require background information only obtainable through this kind of footwork, the MLA notes. “Job creation is the biggest one in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. What is going to be the future in our resource communities

for job creation? “People are very concerned about the mid-term timber supply, which is a big discussion that is going on [with] my constituents and with my colleagues.” Whether New Prosperity Mine project will be approved and move ahead is another important topic of conversations, she says. “Full discussions” also continue between Barnett, ministers and her other colleagues on the pursuit of resort taxation relief,

she adds. Her other ongoing work includes physician recruitment and Cariboo Memorial Hospital renovations with the Ministry of Health, the local MLA says. “I’m keeping my thumb on the Fisher Place [beds]. If the operating funds come available I will be the first one at the table to push that.” Barnett explains her other continuing efforts in the constituency include seeking help for the agriculture community because the

area was founded on that industry and it remains key to supporting families, the economy and “sustaining the quality of life.” On behalf of constituents with concerns, the local MLA says she sets up group meetings and brings in colleagues when appropriate. However, Barnett notes she frequently meets with constituents individually, who often prefer privacy. “There is much work to be done, and it cannot be done in Victoria.”

Goose population discussed

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Once again, some British Columbia communities are seeking federal and provincial help to keep the Canada Goose population under control by killing geese that are fouling beaches and parks. Delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention on Sept. 26-30 endorsed a resolution from Osoyoos, to

address a problem that plagues many B.C. communities. Thompson Nicola Regional District director Tim Pennell told the convention that beaches around area lakes are being “destroyed” by geese, and their droppings are triggering beach contamination warnings that affect tourism and local residents’ recreation. Continued on A12

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Scooter regulation request turned s s e n d a hinotuhe se! M down at UBCM convention GreeYn ER 4 B O T C O , A Cross urged support, telling delegates there had been one fatality in his community, and two “serious rollovers” this past summer as scooters shared sidewalks with pedestrians. Other local government members were unimpressed. District of 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch

Campsall was among them. In fact, he had already made his mind up about the resolution before he arrived in Vancouver for the convention. Noting there was a group that had a concern about scooter licensing, he says local government officials have to look at the issue, but

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as well.” tion will be announced Open House event there Bishop has been this month. by next spring. “This has been seven a Cariboo Central New Cal Rabbit More information is years in the mak- Interior Poultry Farm is located at 6691 available by searching ing, trying to get this Producers Association Highway 97, just south for the New Cal Rabbit thing running and (CCIPPA) director for of 100 Mile House, and Farm page on Facebook. approved. It was just a seven years, which, she plans to arrange an matter of getnotes, helps her ting the things keep in touch 7 YEARS IN BUSINESS! done that they with local proThank you for your require to pass ducers. patronage. final inspecArea poultry * % tion. producers have OFF “We are been watching *EXCLUDING HOCKEY EQUIPMENT AND ALL SKATES dealing with the progress Interior and of the poultry Margaret Northern abattoir with Bishop You’ll never know what you’ll find. H e a l t h much anticipaYour CONSIGNMENT Specialists! [Authorities]. We tion, she explains. 250-395-3389 • 330 Birch Ave. 100 Mile House are also dealing with “We’ve been waiting BCCDC [British for this, and it is a very Columbia Centre for exciting moment for Disease Control] and all of us. We do have a CFIA [Canadian Food lot of support behind Inspection Agency].” us, so we are really hopWhile that all-impor- ing to be able to help tant final approval the community out with stamp hasn’t yet been this.” BLINDS granted (as of Sept. The CCIPL is holding 25), Bishop says the its 2013 AGM and Open Ph. 250-395-0462 Ask me about government inspec- House this fall in 100 “We Measure, We Install” Manufacturer’s Maureen Pinkney tor has approved the Mile House and Bishop Specials slaughter dates pend- says the date and locaing the results of a final water test, which she is confident won’t hold anything up. Value-added poultry processing, such as cutand-wrap and sausage making, is also on the horizon for next year, she adds. “We have the valueadded trailer here too, but it has to go back up north to get signed off Jewellery, Oven Mitts/Towels, Purses, Bags, because all the paperChildren’s Hand Puppets, Scarves, Cups, Mugs, T-Shirts, work has been done Flip Flops, Gumboots, and much, much more. up in Northern Health, COME IN AND SEE! as opposed to Interior Digital Photolab Health down here. Canvas Transfers “They’ve already 4 Picture Kiosks done all the paperwork Portrait Studio on it, they just need to Custom Picture Framing do a walk-through on Photo Restoration Allan & April Roberts - Owners / Managers & Enlargements it ... and, we are making 330 Birch Ave., 100 Mile House • P: 250-395-3665 • E-mail: arrangements on that

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Al Richmond: benefits outweigh drawbacks for new recycling program and paper packaging, which is required to providing, through a take the PPP material contractor, for door- and market it to recyto-door recycling, if it clers, Richmond adds. is practical to do. We He says the types of won’t be doing it.” recyclable materials This avoids accepted at CRD the complicarefuse sites, such tions some as glass, will not municipalities change. with current “It won’t d o or- to - d o or change things recycling profor us. It should grams are add some supdealing with, port for our Al R i c h m o n d Richmond costs.” explains, where Its participait is “not as great.” tion with MMBC will However, he notes any actually improve the current curb-side pickup regional recycling proprograms that MMBC gram, Richmond notes. approves may also benThe CRD has develefit from incentives. oped a list of 12 small He notes Gold Trail communities where it Recycling does curb- plans to add PPP recyside recycling pickup at cling, including Wells, a couple of areas now, Likely and many in the such as 108 Mile Ranch. Chilcotin, with iden“I’m assuming it will tified locations for have an opportunity MMBC (or its contracto bid on a contract. tor) to pick it up. We’ll see what MMBC Richmond explains decides on curb-side the five South Cariboo recycling. refuse sites that accept “They seem happy PPP recyclables now with the program we (such as the Lac la are running out of our Hache Transfer Station) transfer stations, and we or will next year (such propose to expand, so as the Watch Lake we’re anticipating their Landfill) are already support on that.” accepted by MMBC for MMBC is a con- the May 2014 proposed sortium of business implementation. producers of cardboard The CRD board does From A1


have some concerns that some extra time might address, he adds, such as MMBC’s ability to hand out fines for contaminated PPP materials. Richmond says he also understands concerns that many cities with door-to-door recycling programs have about potential contracts, which is a “more

complex” issue. “At UBCM, there was clearly a lot of concern about the short time frame. When the details came out, if you weren’t ready to move on it, it was a challenge, so I can see that.” He adds that is where the main concern is coming from, not from communities operating PPP recycling out of

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fter the NDP’s stunning defeat in last May’s provincial election, UBC professor and former federal NDP co-campaign chair Michael Byers said: “Instead of a cosmetic paint job, the party needs to be knocked down to its foundations before rebuilding begins again. A leadership race is needed to turn the public memory away from the recent loss, to revitalize and grow the membership, and to get donations flowing again.... “[Dix] should step down in favour of an interim leader, who would serve until a new person is chosen to head the BC NDP.” Longtime NDP MP Ian Waddell offered similar advice: “If Adrian Dix decides to step down as leader at its convention in November, the party should choose a respected interim leader who does not intend to run for the leadership.…

Then, in 2015, the BC NDP be most advantaged by the should run a wide-open process he prefers. leadership race looking He knows Vancouver to a new generation of Mayor Gregor Robertson candidates.” has more than a year left Yet, Dix recently in his mandate and will announced he was going have difficulty making to hold the reins a decision and of the party pulling together leadership until a winning a leadership vote campaign in this could be taken time, as will other “by mid-2014 at potential “outside” the latest.” candidates, So why did such as Victoria he deliberately Mayor Dean ignore the calls of Fortin and federal prominent senior MPs Nathan MARK New Democrats Cullen and Peter CRAWFORD and other Julian. Dix’s commentators to concerns about allow for a longer these outsiders lead-in under an interim no doubt motivated his leader and a more widesubsequent remark that open process? “B.C. doesn’t need two Dix is nothing if not Liberal parties.” a consummate political Not that I find insider. He knows Dix’s attitude to be candidates who are extraordinarily selfish or currently MLAs – in evil. Rather, I find it to be particular his good friend all-too-typical. (and best man at his When there is a range wedding) John Horgan, will of reasonable-sounding


couple of significant events occurred in 100 Mile House and Williams Lake on Monday (Sept. 30). It brought both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people together for the inaugural Orange Shirt Day, with a goal of sharing the feelings of hurt – both mental and physical abuse – and abandonment that the survivors dealt with after being ripped away from their families and taken to residential schools. These children were removed from their families and stripped of their traditions, clothing, language and “heathenism” at the church-run schools in an attempt to assimilate them into the dominant “white” Christian culture. The survivors of the residential-school system have felt the profound effects of this experience for the rest of their lives. It’s difficult for people who have not experienced the horror to understand what these children, who have had families of their own and are now Elders, have gone through. This is what these special events were about – shedding light on something we know very little about and, therefore, don’t understand. The name for the inaugural Orange Shirt Day gatherings came from a story Dog Creek Elder Phyllis Webstad told about being a residential school survivor during the Remembering, Recovering and Reconciling – St. Joseph’s Missional Residential School Commemorative Project in Williams Lake last May. She talked about the orange shirt her grandmother bought for her first day at school and how she was stripped of her clothing when she arrived at school and was given school clothing to wear instead. That pretty orange shirt was taken away permanently. The memories of that lost shirt and the feelings of “worthlessness and insignificance” had been ingrained in her. The theme of the Orange Shirt Day gatherings in Williams Lake and 100 Mile House was “Every Child Matters.” That message was driven home at the gathering at 100 Mile House Elementary School when Canim Lake Band (Tsq’escen’) Elder Elizabeth Pete made a brief, but touching speech about her experience in residential school. During her story, she asked everyone to close their eyes and listen carefully. As the room quietened down, all that could be heard was the mournful sound of a child sobbing, sobbing, sobbing.... After a few moments, Elizabeth told the audience that is what she heard each and every night as she was curled up in her bed at residential school. That shared emotional response was palpable in the large auditorium. Indeed – every child matters.

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arguments available to a politician, they usually choose the ones most congenial to their world view and their interests. The difficulty in this case is that in presuming the existing caucus and party do not need to undergo an extensive renovation, the NDP may fail to assuage the concerns many marginal voters and taxpayers have about an aging, insular and hidebound party representing an overlyentitled and self-serving public sector. If the NDP fails to grab the centre from the left, as Vision Vancouver has successfully done in civic politics, it may concede too much of the middle ground to the B.C. Liberals. And if as a result the B.C. Liberals win in 2017, they may once again be able to thank Adrian Dix. Mark Crawford is a former public servant and now teaches political science at Athabasca University.

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Education vital to a strong middle class To the editor: The very idea of progress is under real threat in Canada for the first time in generations. The Canadian promise, that if you get educated and work hard, you can guarantee a better life for yourself and for your kids, is being seriously questioned. Middle-class incomes have stalled for a generation, leaving many Canadians feeling anxious about whether we can afford the education our kids will need

and whether we can afford to upgrade our own skills and knowledge to keep pace in an economy where seven of 10 jobs will require a diploma, degree or skilled trade. While the provinces have constitutional responsibility for education, there is a long history of federal efforts to supplement and support provincial policies. Ottawa should support the efforts of Canadians to go to university, college or trade school, as

well as to continue their education throughout their lives. Yet the education policies of the Conservative government have been failures. They have ignored a serious problem with low graduation rates for apprentices, which deprive the economy of highly skilled people. They have done almost nothing to help offset the growing costs of education, letting student debt skyrocket under their watch.

Gas prices too high

To the editor: On Aug. 21, the price of gasoline in Kamloops was $1.23.9 (Costco was a penny less), while in 100 Mile House it was $1.39.9. I e-mailed Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo MP Cathy McLeod in this regard. I received an e-mail from her explaining the province has the ability to regulate gas prices, the federal government can only exert influence through Industry Canada and the Competition Bureau only in cases where there is evidence of bid rigging or inaccurate pump readings. In my e-mail, I suggested there was no way an oil company could justify a difference of 16 cents per litre in just 200 kilometres and that all the oil companies in town change price, if not at the same time, then on the same day. Cathy urges us that if we suspect illegal activity to lodge a complaint with the


Competition Bureau. The toll free number is 1-800-3485358 or e-mail to compbureau@cb-bc. In Quebec, they had success when concerned citizens contacted the bureau. Following Cathy’s e-mail, I e-mailed Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett and to date have received no reply. On Sept. 23, we were in Kamloops, and at that time, Kamloops lowest price (other than Costco) was $1.19.9 per litre while in 100 Mile House it was 1.35.9. It is a difference of 16 cents per litre (and for those of us that remember, that’s over 72 cents per gallon). 100 Mile House is getting to be, if not, the most expensive small town in British Columbia to live in. It gives me the impression we are not wanted here. R. Cole 70 Mile House

Even their new Job Grant program is a shell game, which actually takes money away from training programs, and does nothing to support the type of training used so successfully by small businesses. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau believes we need to take education more seriously as a driver of economic success and security right across the country. He has argued Canada needs a new national focus on educa-

tion, which would build Canada’s competitive advantage around a highly skilled, creative and innovative workforce because Canadians’ ingenuity and work ethic represent the best investment we can make in an era when change is the only constant. Let’s join Justin and work to make Canada the best educated country on Earth. Rodger Cuzner, MP Liberal Social Development critic

100 Mile House beautifying efforts appreciated by reader To the editor: Often it’s the little things that make a community interesting and livable. That is certainly the case in 100 Mile House and area – showing local people who care and are capable. At this time, I wish to single out two folks in the area who have shared their talents in two different ways, and thereby, have made a huge impact on the appearance and beauty of 100 Mile House. First of all, I spotlight Joanne Young who has graced local business win-

dows with colour, pictures and fun in all kinds of weather. Of course, the respective businesses have also contributed much by helping out Joanne financially – partnership. Whenever I am in town, I take a moment to smile and examine what wildly exciting images have sprung from her endlessly creative mind of. Good on ya, Joanne. Secondly, I focus on the folks at Horse Lake Garden Centre and the District staff of 100 Mile House for the incredibly beautiful hanging baskets all over town.

They seem to bloom forever. Again, flowers put me in a good mood. Every time I go to town I take a few moments to look at and applaud these baskets, as well as the other flower garden and lawns in the town area. Both of these “little things” add a lot to our town. They show we care as a community and value beauty and nature in our lives. I feel proud to call 100 Mile my community. Dennis F. Tupman Green Lake

Science loses ground to superstition Galileo’s wild claim that Earth is not the petroleum. centre of the solar system. As for his appearance on Australia’s public Before the angry mail starts to arrive, let broadcaster, don’t take my word for it. Just me hasten to add I am not arguing for or Google “An Audience with David Suzuki” against the theory of human-caused climate and watch the show for yourself. change. You can label me a “skeptic” as I Back in British Columbia, local politicians view the temperature readings gathered in Vancouver for their and the shifting theories annual convention. One of the advanced to explain them. most intense debates was over a Speaking of temperature data, call to the provincial government David Suzuki had a problem to declare B.C. “genetic with that at a TV town hall in engineering free.” Australia. Polite, well-informed The heart of this movement, questions soon revealed that which has resorted to vandalism while Suzuki rails constantly in Europe, is hostility towards about the horrors of global Monsanto’s “Roundup ready” seed. warming, he doesn’t actually Speakers at the Union of B.C. Tom know much about the latest Municipalities convention warned Fletcher science. of sinister “corporations” trying to As I’ve written before regarding contaminate and control our food his CBC-funded attacks on Canada’s supply for profit. oil and gas industry, Suzuki is not only The debate pitted hobby farmers against behind on his homework, he resorts to professionals. Peace region grain farmers cheap, sensational tricks to exaggerate said such a ban would put them out of and misrepresent hazards. His tactics are business. Others pointed out that the identical to the U.S.-financed environment province has no jurisdiction and that groups that obsessively target Canadian scientific decisions shouldn’t be influenced


rom Stockholm to Sydney to Sicamous, September was a bad month for science. In Sweden, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) finally issued its widely leaked update on human-caused global warming. As expected, it downgraded predictions of temperature rise in the face of 15 years of measurements that show little or no average surface temperature increase. The official spin also went as expected. The revelation that more than a dozen computer prediction models have all more or less agreed, and all have been wrong, was played down. The IPCC went from “very likely” to “extremely likely” to affirm its belief in human-caused warming, even as its own core evidence went the other way. Again and again, we are told the vast majority of scientists believe in humancaused warming, and those who don’t are labeled “skeptics” or even “deniers” with hidden agendas. The problem is, science isn’t supposed to be done by polls or popularity contests, or assertions of faith like those that greeted

by emotion. The session ended with a classic pseudoscientific claim. A woman who used to have a couple of bee boxes said someone’s bees died and there was a Roundup-ready canola field next door. Case closed. The misguided “G.E.-free B.C.” motion was supported by a narrow majority. As it turns out, there are agricultural pesticides that may be harmful to bees. The David Suzuki Foundation is part of an effort to get one of them banned in Canada. The problem is, it’s not Roundup, and it’s got nothing to do with genetic engineering. They’re called “neonicotinoids,” because they’re similar to nicotine. Old sheep farmers may recall using a crude version: tobacco soaked in water to kill insects on sheep. It’s ironic that as the “information age” accelerates, our society, overwhelmed by conflicting messages, slips back towards superstition. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews. com. Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@


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the province Teen pleads guilty to attacking man KAMLOOPS — The Kamloops teen who put a Mackenzie man in a coma after assaulting him with a longboard outside a Brocklehurst convenience store has pleaded guilty. The 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has entered guilty pleas to a string of charges — including aggravated assault — stemming from the March 24 incident outside the 7-Eleven store on Tranquille Road. At the time of the incident, police said the attack followed a brief exchange of words between the victim, who had been behind the wheel of an SUV, and a group of teens. The victim, 46-year-old Michael Forry, remained in hospital for months following the assault. He is now at home in Mackenzie, having suffered a brain injury and on long-term disability. The teen will now be the subject of a pre-sentence report prepared by justice officials.

Cougar kills local livestock HOUSTON — A cougar attacked and killed a 500-pound sow pig on a farm in town limits on Buck Flats Road. "I was outside and I heard a commotion up at the pig barn," said local farm-owner Bibs Dallaire. "I didn't go down to check because my husband had just bought three new sows and I thought they were just fighting." That was Sunday night, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m., and Dallaire says she went to work Monday, came home and found out that there was a dead sow that looked like something big had killed it. Dallaire called a Conservation Officer. Sergeant Kevin Nixon with Conservation Officer Services, says the officer did a necropsy on the partly-eaten pig shortly after and confirmed that it was a cougar attack. Sgt. Nixon says the ground was hard and dry, so there were no tracks, but based on the markings on the pig's body, they can determine the sharpness of the claws and teeth and distinguish the type of predator.

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report 100 Mile RCMP responded to 62 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Motor home rollover At 9:45 a.m. on Sept. 26, 100 Mile House RCMP were dispatched to a collision on Highway 97 just north of Spring Lake Road. Emergency Services responded from the 108 Mile Ranch Volunteer Fire Department and 100 Mile House FireRescue. The driver of a 2013 Georgetown Motor Home towing a trailer apparently fell asleep while negotiating the curve. The vehicle left the roadway and went into the ditch and then rolled.

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Emergency Services from 100 Mile House and 108 Mile Ranch were on the scene following a motor home rollover on Highway 97 north of Spring Lake Road at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 26

Both the driver and passenger were extricated. The female passenger was taken to 100 Mile District General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. There was extensive damage to the motor home, the trailer and contents.

Drinking driver Shortly after 6 p.m. on Sept. 23, 100 Mile RCMP and Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services responded to a single-vehicle incident on Horse Lake Road near the intersection of Aalton Road near Lone Butte. The male driver lost

control of his vehicle and went off the road and into the ditch. The driver displayed symptoms of liquor consumption. An approved screening device was administered at the scene and the result was a fail. The driver declined a


Lac la Hache man dies following car crash

The British Columbia Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a car crash near Williams Lake on Sept. 18. William Paul Crispin, 66, of Lac la Hache was involved in a single-vehicle rollover incident south of Williams Lake, near the turnoff to the Sugar Cane Reserve. Crispin was driving northbound on Highway 97 just after 7 a.m. on Sept. 18 when the motorvehicle incident occurred. He was sole occupant of a vehicle, and was transported by ambulance to hospital in Williams Lake, but died of his injuries the following day (Sept. 19). The family of the deceased man has been notified. The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate his death.

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Dearest friends and customers,

I would like to thank you all for your support over the years. The kind words, cards and gifts made me feel very appreciated! As I prepare to leave the area and head off on a new adventure I know the Cariboo will always hold a special place in my heart because of people like you. A special thank you goes to Debbie, Mandy, Nicolle and my parents. They were always there for me and helped make Marcel's Boulevard Cafe a success. I could not have done it without you! I would also like to thank Deborah and Vance Kroeker of Sheridan Lake B&B for hosting an excellent ’going away’ party and supporting me over the years.

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second test. He was issued a 90-day immediate roadside driving prohibition and his vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.


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Sale of SurpluS equipment The District has for sale on an “as is”, “where is” basis: 1996 Ford Pickup - 2 wheel drive, LWB, white - 351 auto, 120,000 km - Needs work 1986 Chev Stepvan 30 - 454 auto, 81,000 km, yellow - Ex-Fire Dept, emergency lights to be removed for private sale - Singleman door at rear and right front, new tires The highest tendered bid will not necessarily be accepted and the District of 100 Mile House reserves the right to reject all tenders. Closed sealed bids labeled “Sale of Surplus Equipment” will be received by the District of 100 Mile House up to and including October 16th, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Further particulars can be obtained from: Garry Laursen Director of Operations District of 100 Mile House 385 Horse Lake Road Box 340 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 Phone: 250-395-2123


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100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall said he was “proud” the District won a 2013 Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) Community Excellence Award in the Partnerships category. This comment was made at the Sept. 24 council meeting as part of some highlights he presented on the annual UBCM Convention held the previous week in Vancouver. “The municipality was one of the groups that won this award, with Wells, Quesnel, Williams Lake, the CRD [Cariboo Regional District] and [Esket’emc] First Nations.” These groups won the award for their combined efforts in the Remembering, Recovering, and Reconciling – St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School Commemorative Project last spring. The mayor noted Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo was the high-calibre guest speaker at the award presentation. “It was all about the work that we’ve done on reconciliation, all working together. That’s the first time we’ve had all the [region’s] municipal governments, and First Nations, working together as one.” After the convention, Atleo said it was the first of its kind promoting the concept that

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District of 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall showed council the 2013 Union of B.C. Municipalities Community Excellence Award for Partnerships on Sept. 24. It was presented to the District for its involvement in the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School Commemorative Project last spring.

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Some communities want permits to kill geese

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The Osoyoos resolution notes that addling goose eggs has had limited effect and hunting regulations prevent culling in recreation areas. It asks for the Canadian Wildlife Service to issue more kill permits. Failing that, they want the province to issue permits. In 2011, the UBCM asked senior governments for help controlling geese in parks, and the B.C. government said kill permits are federal jurisdiction. Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray noted B.C. is considering changes to testing procedures for recreational waters,

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Mayor Mitch Campsall would like to see "caution goose crossing" signs on Highway 97.

based on Health Canada guidelines that recommend beach water advisories based on a single sample of 400 E.coli per 100 ml. Upon his return from the UBCM, District of 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall says the communities pushing for the goose-kill permits are having a terrible problem with the geese, especially on their

beaches. “Their beaches are closed because of the contamination. Their water samples are coming back with major contamination results, and some of them are resort communities and they’re losing their business.” Noting these communities believe there is an over-abundance of geese, Campsall says

government is going to monitor the issue. However, he doesn’t think 100 Mile House has a goose problem. “I think people just over-exaggerate it.” In fact, the mayor isn’t against 100 Mile House having “caution goose crossing” signs on Highway 97. “We have badgercrossing signs, so I wouldn’t have a problem with goose-crossing signs. “We have to do something [geese overpopulation], but I don’t know what we could

do. It’s almost like they are an attraction to our community. “How many communities have geese crossing the highway and cars and trucks stopping for them? I’m a trucker and I haven’t heard any truckers complaining about the geese.” Meanwhile, Campsall says he doesn’t have a problem with some communities that have geese problems getting permits because it’s a health problem and it’s killing their tourism industry. As for 100 Mile House,

$200 contribution toward a related public Orange Shirt Day event at 100 Mile House Elementary School at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 30, recognizing that Every Child Matters. The request was approved. Then, in his regular Mayor’s Report, Campsall noted he did not win the small community representative position against District of Stewart Mayor Galina Durant, “a hard worker” who was re-elected for her fourth term. “She did a good job, she went out there and got the votes, and congratulations to her. “But, we still have three people representing the Cariboo on UBCM, which is really good. We have [CRD chair] Al Richmond, who is second vice-chair; we have [Quesnel Mayor] Mary Sjostrom, who is past presi-

dent; and we have [Fraser-Ft. George Regional District chair] Art Kaehn, who is the regional district representative on here as well, who is just north of Quesnel [in Hixon]. “I would say [it] was a really upbeat UBCM ... quite often we end up going down there and it is a really negative feeling. It was just more upbeat, just a better feeling than the last ones I’ve been to, I thought. Although, I didn’t see much of it, I ran my backside off.” Campsall explained that is partly because he attended many meetings held for Rural BC and the North Central Local Government Association. “It was absolutely pandemonium. I thought it was busy at the other UBCMs; this one was just mindcurdling. But it was good; it was all good.”



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Recreation and resource fair offered Booths feature community services, activities, and fitness

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The inaugural R&R Fair, which will highlight recreation and resources in 100 Mile House, is garnering good results with booth registrations. It takes place Oct. 5 at the 100 Mile House Junior Secondary gym and a lineup of 33 local organizations were on board by late September. W e l c o m i n g Communities (WC) co-ordinator Kimberly Vance says the registration list is growing longer every day. “We want to welcome families and people of all ages to come out to the recreation and

resource fair. We have a so they don’t have to go lot of activities for fami- to all the gyms.” lies because we have the These and other clubs bouncy castles, free face and groups can offer painting and information we’re going to without giving have the panfolks the feeling cake breakfast they are comby donation.” mitted to join Vance notes up, she explains. the Taoist Tai The Mill Site/ Chi will be Fischer Place offering insight Kimberly Auxiliary is into its local flipping the Vance club for seniors fundraising and others looking for flapjacks, Vance adds, low-impact exercise and Peter Skene Ogden and enjoyment. Secondary School stu“The local private dents have volunteered gyms will be there – to do the face painting. Focus Fitness, Action The bouncy casFitness and Curves. So, tles are provided by adults can come and Canlan Ice Sports, actually meet the train- which is partnering ers and the owners and with Cariboo-Chilcotin ask questions, sign up, Partners for Literacy’s

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A youth concert coming to 100 Mile House will convey an anti-bullying and anti-racism message. Two themes that fit well with the mandate of the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) and its Youth Zone program. “The more you talk about [these issues], the more it’s out in the open, the more the message gets out there and hopefully sticks,” says Chris Pettman, program manager for community development with the CFEC, which is co-sponsoring the event, called Rock Fest 2013 and part of the Next Generation Tour. “It was an opportunity to partner with the band to help them spread the word.” The free outdoor concert features Vancouver punk band, Childsplay, in front of the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Oct. 12. The band is touring parts of Alberta and British Columbia this month. The show in 100 Mile House, which goes from 2 to 5 p.m., is part fundraiser for the Youth

Zone, part awareness campaign and part community engagement opportunity for the 100 Mile House Wranglers hockey club. The Wranglers host the Revelstoke Grizzlies in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League later that evening and will be signing autographs from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. “It’s a good opportu-

nity to participate with the 100 Mile Wranglers, so they can be involved as youth mentors, and it helps spread the word and raise awareness for them as well.” Rock Fest 2013 will also see prize giveaways and local acts. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted for the Youth Zone’s healthy eating and lifestyle program.





Lac La Hache, Forest Grove, Lone Butte and Watch Lake Refuse Sites Winter Hours of Operation The Cariboo Regional District would like to remind residents that the winter hours of operation will take effect on October 1st for the Lac La Hache, Forest Grove, Lone Butte, and Watch Lake Refuse sites. The Interlakes landfill winter hours will start on October 15th. Schedules are available from the attendants on site; at cariboord.; or email for more information. 250-392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636 Suite D, 180 North Third Ave, Williams Lake

WC and the South Cariboo Community Planning Council to put on the fair. “For people of all ages, it is good to come out. It’s free, and it’s

central in town at the ‘Junior’ gym.” She explains the R&R Fair is a pre-launch to a spring/summer 2014 South Cariboo Active Living Guide that WC

and Canlan are producing next year. “This guide might even help get things like Scouts and Guides back in this community because we can put

out calls for volunteers through that.” For more information or to register for a free table at the fair, call Canlan at 250-3951353.

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The Fair is a showcase of local recreation and resources. It will be held from 9am to 1pm on October 5th at the 100 Mile Junior Gymnasium. The fair is free for people to attend. Recreation and resource providers can still book a table at no cost by calling the South Cariboo Recreation Centre at 250-395-1353. See you there!

How about a pancake breakfast? Start your Saturday morning off right with a pancake breakfast presented by Mill Site/Fischer Place Auxiliary (by donation). Enjoy a cup of coffee and browse over 30 tables of unique recreation opportunities and local resources. Meet the faces behind the local gyms and dance studios. This is your opportunity to ask questions and get inspired to try something new. If you have children, you do not want to miss this free family event. Not only can you find out about times for sports; the PSO students will be on site doing free face-painting. There will be bouncy castles, toys, and games for the little ones. If you are new to the South Cariboo, this is an excellent opportunity to find out about all we have to offer in this area for people of all ages.

Is there a current list of participants? • South Cariboo Community Planning Fair • Canlan Ice Sports/South Cariboo Recreation Centre • Royal Canadian Legion • 100 Mile & District Policing Committee • 100 Mile House Branch Library • Canadian Mental Health • 100 Mile Nordics • 100 Mile White Cane Club • 100 Mile Figure Skating Club • Focused Fitness • Women’s Centre Society • Kokoro Judo • Taoist Tai-Chi • 100 Mile Curling Club • Cariboo Eco Tours • South Cariboo Community Drum Circle • Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre • Ministry of Children & Families • 100 Mile House Minor Hockey • 100 Mile House Soccer Assoc. • Community Garden • Central Interior Arts Council • Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for Literacy • Agriculture Enterprise Centre • Cheralyn’s Polynesian Dance Studio • Curves • Lone Butte 4-H Club • Shin Bu Kan Judo Club • Special Olympics BC • Mill Site Lodge • Action Fitness • Baladi Babes • Misty Pine Pony Club • South Cariboo Rhythmic Gymnastics • Kindergym & StrongStart MAJOR MEDIA SPONSOR • 100 MILE HOUSE FREE PRESS


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The story on page A27 of the Sept. 25 100 Mile Free Press, headlined Hot new hydrants by Hun City Hunnies, needs a correction. The story stated the District of 100 Mile House council determined on Sept. 10 it will require general fire hydrant painting schemes to be submitted for approval before its budget planning process to decide if funds might be allocated to the project. While that budget process will include


consideration of the painted designs, it won’t allocate any funding, as the Hun City Hunnies proposed to fully finance the project through other fundraising. We apologize for any confusion or embarrassment this may have caused.



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Chris grew up in Clearwater. He worked for Carrier Lumber at its mill in Anahim Lake before obtaining his undergraduate degree in Kamloops. Chris became an experienced heavy equipment operator in the forest industry in the Cariboo and Central Interior before moving to Vancouver to receive his paralegal diploma. Chris obtained legal experience working for BC Housing and Industrial Alliance Insurance in their legal departments before attending and graduating from law school at the University of British Columbia. Chris articled and practiced n Prince George and was called to the bar in June 2011. He has family in the Cariboo and Southern Interior.

With a diverse working history involving agriculture, forestry, retail, management and business ownership, Leon brings a wide viewpoint and understanding for the chamber members, the community and his business. He also lived in communities with the workforce being totally dependant on open pit mining and the oil field. Born in Saskatchewan in a farming community, Leon spent eight years in an open pit mining community in the NWT. This was followed by five years in an oilfield community in Alberta then back to the farm where his father’s roots were. A couple of years after high school graduation, Leon moved to the city and entered into retail sales and management. Following success here, Leon looked for change and the small town life again and so moved back to a corporate farm. Leon experienced much community diversity and need through these moves and careers. Shortly after getting married to his wife, Amaranta, Leon moved back to his hometown in northern Saskatchewan to assist in the startup of the state of the art Tolko OSB mill in 2003. After five successful years at the OSB plant, Leon then started into the auto industry. Four successful years brought forth the opportunity to buy Sunrise Ford in 100 Mile House. Leon moved here with a focus on family, community and his business. With a 20 year business plan in his mind and a real focus on growth, Leon is looking forward to many great changes and opportunities in the South Cariboo over the years to come.

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We kicked August off with the Small Town Love/Love 100 Mile Project which is aimed at giving 100 Mile House, a web presence. This project was funded by NDIT and is an Amy Quarry project. 100 Mile House was funded for 25 businesses and with the District and the Chamber working together were able to exceed any expectations that NDIT or Amy Quarry had for us. In total we had 40 businesses take part in this initiative! We also had a local photographer doing all the pictures for the website in September, as well as a workshop on September 18, 2013 for all the businesses that ran. In October we will be editing all the photos, and November 1st we will launch the website. The Chamber and the District are taking the $50.00 commitment fee that businesses paid to join the project and are putting it back into the community by hosting a

launch of the website. The Chamber is now working on Halloween Town, together with Canlan and the 2014 Grad Class, who will be doing their annual haunted house. We are asking anyone in the community who wants to get involved with these programs to give Canlan or the Chamber a call. We are in need of community involvement, for these programs and would greatly appreciate any donations that business owners can give. We are also starting work on the Santa Claus Parade and Midnight Madness. The Chamber has decided to have the events on November 29, 2013 as it is the last Friday of the month, and gives those people on fixed incomes whose payday falls at the end of the month a chance to participate in this community event! I would like to take a moment to welcome three new

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members, to the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce; Community Futures, Cariboo Media and 100 Mile Arts Council. We are always happy to welcome new members. The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce has an extraordinary benefits package, there are member-tomember discounts, fuel discounts and much more! To find out more about your local Chamber and all it has to offer, call Colene at 250-395-6124.

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Sharon’s Jewellery & Watch Repair Shin Bu Kan Judo South Cariboo Business Centre Rosi’s Alpaca Farm/SC Creations Sheridan Lake Rentals & Experiences South Cariboo Self Storage Spring Lake Ranch Stoeckli Stucco Ltd. Sun Country Sales Sunrise Ford The 108 Hills Health Ranch The Log House The New 108 Resort The Hills Health & Guest Ranch The Outlaw Tim Hortons Total Pet Transformers Collision Trailer Job JE Tree Island Bison Ranch TW Tanning Centre United Carpet Western Financial Group Whimsey Gifts Williams Lake & District Credit Union WLD Financial Services Work n Play Clothing Your Style Interior Decorating Yummers En Route NON-PROFIT MEMBERS 100 Mile Arts Society 100 Mile Mural Society 100 Mile Snowmobile Club 100 Mile House Wranglers B.C. Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Guild 100 Mile Curling Club

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Gourmet chili enjoyed by everyone Teen Space Chili Cook-off heats up Interlakes Hall

By Diana Forster Without doubt, Interlakers are avid chili fans, as dozens turned out for Interlakes youth group Teen Space’s first annual Chili Cook-off at Interlakes Hall on Sept. 22. Chili recipes ranged from Blue Ribbon by Cameron Caldwell and Nick Rottluff; Vegetarian by Careen Caldwell and Rene Lafavor; White Chicken from Brent Ehlers and Shade Kure; Chicken Sausage from Dawn Caldwell, Katelynn Duits and Fessica Fauchier; and Pumpkin created by Elaine Adams and Sergei DeVries. On arrival, guests were given five shiny small spoons with which to sample each chili, before voting for

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Katelynn Duits, left, Fessica Fouchier and Dawn Caldwell prepared the winning recipe for the First Annual Teen Space Chili Cook-Off.

their favourite. Only then were they allowed to fill their bowls with the gourmet chili they chose. This was followed

by a scrumptious berry crumble with ice-cream. When the results were finally tallied, the inaugural Golden Spoon

award went to the three girls who created the Chicken Sausage recipe. It was so popular that its creators were

coerced into publicizing the recipe for 20 people, as follows: 7 1/2 14-oz cans of stewed tomatoes 1 1/4 cups beer 1/2 tsp. hot sauce 5 beef bouillon cubes 2 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar 1 1/4 tsp chili powder 1 1/4 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp garlic power 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 2 1/2 tsp olive oil 1 1/4 red onions, chopped 2 1/2 lbs ground chicken 2 lbs Italian sausage 5 6-oz cans tomato paste 2 1/2 15-oz cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed. All the chefs were later treated to ice-cream at

CRD chair Al Richmond elected as second vice-president at UBCM Carole Rooney Free Press

The region has secured further representation in lobbying efforts to the provincial government on behalf a of local governments. Cariboo Regional District (CRD) chair Al Richmond was elected to the position of second vice-president at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) convention and AGM in Vancouver, Sept. 26-30. “I am pleased to be

able to continue to do the work that we are at UBCM. I think the work we did this past year on finance, new options and new sources of revenue for local governments is an important part for all local governments in the province. “Moreover, I think it is just as important that the Cariboo is represented at the UBCM table.” He explains UBCM past president and Quesnel Mayor Mary Sjostrom has spent “a lot of years” (seven) look-

ing after the Cariboo’s interests on the board. Richmond, who has been on the board for five years, adds it is an opportunity to further present that regional and rural perspective. “It’s an important thing to do. And, I am pleased to be elected by a provincial body to represent them on the board and I look forward to continuing the good work.” He notes last year also saw 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall representing the region

Bridge Lake author releases new book geared for teens Gaven Crites Free Press

Local author Becky Citra is launching her new teen novel, If Only, at Nuthatch Books on Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 10. It’s Citra’s first teen novel, which is geared for readers 12 years and up.

The story, set in 1968, is about 15-year-old twins, Danny and Pam, who are victims of an assault on their way home from school. Citra will be signing copies of If Only, while several of her other books will also be Becky for sale. Citra For the full story, read the Oct. 9 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press.

and the North Central Local Government Association on the UBCM board. In previous years, the board included CRD vice-chair Ted Armstrong, former Quesnel mayor Steve Wallace, and the late,

longtime former 100 Mile House mayor Ross Marks who, Richmond says, was UBCM president at one time. “It’s good to keep the Cariboo represented on UBCM and to provide a rural perspective to the needs of rural B.C.”

The Country Pedlar. Admission was by donation and Teen

Space is most grateful as the public donated $340.

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The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has received an application to amend Cariboo Regional District Interlakes Area Official Community Plan No. 3906, 2004 by redesignating the property described below: Bylaw No. 4814 Lot 5, District Lot 4977, Lillooet District, Plan KAP68171 from Rural Residential 1 designation to Rural Residential 2 designation Purpose for Redesignation: To subdivide the property into two lots.

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The CRD has also received an application to amend the South Cariboo Area Zoning Bylaw No. 3501, 1999 by rezoning the property described below: Bylaw No. 4815 Lot 5, District Lot 4977, Lillooet District, Plan KAP68171, from Rural 1 (RR 1) zone to Rural 2 (RR 2) zone (minimum lot size – 2 ha)(maximum density – 2 lots) Purpose for Rezoning: to subdivide the property into two lots. The subject property is located on Lower Stack Lake Road, as shown on the sketch plan below, and is owned by Donald and Helen Ramsay.

Public hearings are for all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws. The public hearings are to be held by a delegate of the Cariboo Regional District Board. A copy of the CRD resolution is available for public inspection.


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Written submissions regarding the proposed bylaw will also be received. These submissions may be submitted at the public hearing or should be received in the Cariboo Regional District office at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4, (fax number 392-2812) fortyeight hours prior to the hearing. No further information or representations can be considered by the CRD Board after the public hearing. The bylaw and an information package may be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District office, 175 Airport Road, 100 Mile House, BC, V2J 2B8 between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from October 2, 2013 to October 9, 2013 inclusive (excepting public holidays). This information may also be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District office at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from October 2, 2013 to October 9, 2013 inclusive (excepting public holidays). Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department of the CRD at 1-800-665-1636. Karen Moores, B.Sc., P.Ag. Manager of Development Services

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Wranglers right in the mix Coach Rogers: Wranglers must get secondary scoring

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The current 100 Mile House Snowmobile Club president is planning to step down at a meeting on Oct. 9, citing a hefty workload and lack of enthusiasm from the public. Al Reichardt will stay on as a director, however, and emphasizes the family oriented direction of the club in an appeal for new members



Wranglers forward Brady Ward was on the forecheck against the North Okanagan Knights during a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season game at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House on Sept. 28. The Wranglers lost the game 2-1 in overtime and move to 3-4 on the season.

the pressure off of the line of Luke Santerno, Lane Van de Wetering and Connor Sloan.” Sloan leads the team in scoring with nine points, followed by Santerno and Tyson Levesque with six, and Van de Wetering and William Orrey with three. The Wranglers have dropped three straight games at home after going 3-1 to start the season on the road. They play next in Revelstoke on Friday (Oct. 4). “There is an urgency to win every game,” Rogers says. “That being said, we need to remember where we are at. “Five months ago this team had no players and not even a puck to its name. We are currently second in our division and every game our roster, made up primarily of first-year play-

ers, is taking on teams with [most] of their roster returning from last year or multiple years in this league. “There will be the occasional bump or bumps in the road, but we need to stay the course as this group of quality young men develop both on and off the ice.” Santerno scored 100 Mile House’s goal on the power play midway through the first period against North Okanagan. Assists on the play went to Sloan and Levesque. After the game, Ward echoed a lot of what Rogers says about the team coming together. “We’ve got some chemistry; we just need some finish now. We’re starting to click,” he says. “We will do better. It’s only a matter of time.”

During the game, it was announced 100 Mile House has the highest attendance numbers in the KIJHL. “The fans are great, by far probably the best fans in the league,” Stead says. “We couldn’t be happier with them.” The Wranglers host the Creston Valley Thunder Cats at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Saturday (Oct. 5). Puck drop is 7 p.m. Editor’s Note: 100 Mile House Wranglers fans will be able to see all of the 100 Mile House Free Press Wranglers’ coverage on the home page of our website at Just click on the “click here for more info” button to “Find out about the exciting launch of a Jr. B Hockey team.”

Snowmobile club emphasizes family fun

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FAST bytes The 100 Mile House Wrestling Club will be back in session starting Oct. 8. The club runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. at 100 Mile House Junior Secondary. High School provincials are in Prince George this season (in February 2014) and coach Phil Johnston encourages students to join. Johnston can be reached at 250-7062425 or via e-mail at phil_wrestler @

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Seven games into an inaugural season, the 100 Mile House Wranglers find themselves standing in the middle of a very competitive Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, tied for second place in the Doug Birks Division with seven points. The Wranglers 2-1 loss in double overtime to one of the league’s best teams at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Sept. 28 goes to show any game against any team is up for grabs this year, says captain Jaiden Ward. “This is my third year in the league. There’s usually a top team and a bottom team. This year, everyone seems to be right in the mix of it, which is great for the fans and great for us players.” The North Okanagan Knights haven’t lost a game in regulation this season. On Sept. 28 in 100 Mile House, they scored with just over a minute remaining in the second and final overtime period. “We were right with them the whole game,” Ward adds. “We showed we’re going to be a top team in this league.” The goal was shot number 38 on Wranglers goalie Kristen Stead, who applauded the team’s effort and called it a “bounce-back game” following a sub-par outing the night before in a 2-1 loss to the Golden Rockets, a team 100 Mile House beat 5-4 earlier in September. “The guy had great patience,” Stead says of the winning goal. “He centred it in front and it was a big scramble. I tried to get to my post but it went off my skate and in. Nothing I could really do.” Coach/general manager Doug Rogers says he also liked the effort, but adds the team needs to finish better offensively. “We need to develop or acquire some secondary scoring to take


and volunteers. “We’re just sustaining ourselves right now [as a club goes].” Membership numbers have slowly dwindled throughout the years, from a peak of more than 200 in the early 1990s to between 30 and 40 today, Reichardt says, adding the club had more resources to put on larger events in the past. “There’s only a handful of people who have time to do that [now], and

to call on those people all the time is kind of unfair.” Still, Reichardt organizes a number of group rides throughout the winter, something he maintains is the essence of enjoying the trails in the region. “Throwing a backpack on with two dozen hotdogs and some buns and going out and having a wiener roast on a lake is a good way to meet people and you learn a lot

about the area and a lot about snowmobiling.” Membership does have its perks, he adds. A discount on liability insurance, full access to the clubhouse (located on Ainsworth Road south of 100 Mile House), full access to trails, participation in clinics for new riders and voting rights at club meetings. Continued on A22

Registration for the 100 Mile Curling Club starts tomorrow (Oct. 3) from 4 to 8 p.m. at the curling rink on Airport Road in 100 Mile House. People are asked to bring their Cariboo Regional District Recreation Pass. New curlers are welcome and there will be free curling lessons from Oct.7 to 10 at 6 p.m. To register for the lessons, call 250-3954237. The club has a number of leagues running this year, including Men’s, Ladies, Mixed, Drop In, Juniors and Business.

BIGHORN TAKES AIM The 100 Mile Bighorn Archery Club starts its indoor shooting season on Oct. 8. The club is taking aim from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stan Halcro Arena (Agriplex) on Airport Road in 100 Mile House. Shooting goes weekly until the end of April, but is cancelled when temperatures reach -10 C. New members are welcome.


Carriage drivers brave wind, cold

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Carriage drivers from around British Columbia competed in field trials and pleasure driving classes at the Huber Farm & Equestrian Centre in 70 Mile House on Sept. 28-29. “It was cold. The wind was horrific. But, everybody had a good time,” says organizer Ken Huber. “Everybody seemed to take it in stride. The horses did well. We had a donkey out here that did exceptionally well.”

Out of a possible 12 hitches expected at the event, nine turned out, which is to be expected, Huber adds. “The caliber of drivers has improved. I think the young horses that are being trained and utilize this as a training tool presented themselves very well.” It was the last carriage driving event of the year for Huber, who will next host a field trial and education week in the summer of 2014.

Results for Sept. 28: Working Pleasure First, Rita Hiatt (Endako); second, Deb Gardner (Armstrong); and third, Karyn Greenlees (Green Lake) Reinsmanship First, Greenlees; second, Gardner; third, Hiatt; and fourth Mary Rossmann (Quesnel). Command First, Gardner; second, Rossmann; third, Greenlees; fourth, Barb Gorline (Quesnel); and fifth Hiatt.

Field Driving Trial First, Gardner; second, Hiatt; and third, Lorraine Sheddon (108 Mile Ranch).

Field Driving Trial First, Gardner; second, Hiatt; and third, Shannon Walton (Cherryville).

Results for Sept. 29:

Field Driving Trial Two Day Overall Winners First, Gardner; second, Hiatt; third, Theo Miedema (Fort St. John); and fourth, Gorline.

Working Pleasure First, Gardner; second, Hiatt; and third, Rossmann. Reinsmanship First, Hiatt; second, Gardner; and third, Rossmann. Command First, Hiatt; second, Rossmann; and third, Gardner.

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Carriage driver Mary Rossmann, left, and navigator Jennifer Stringer worked their way through an obstacle course during the field trials and pleasure classes at the Huber Farm & Equestrian Centre in 70 Mile House on Sept. 28. Rossmann placed in the Reinsmanship, Command and Working Pleasure classes during the two-day event.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services is inviting submissions on the Budget 2014 Consultation Paper, prepared by the Minister of Finance. The Committee is holding a public hearing in Williams Lake on October 8, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Room 119, Pioneer Complex, 351 Hodgson Road. To register, please contact the Parliamentary Committees Office. British Columbians can participate by attending a public hearing, answering an on-line survey, making a written submission, or sending the Committee a video or audio file. The consultation process concludes Wednesday, October 16, 2013. For more information, please visit our website at: or contact: Parliamentary Committees Office, Room 224, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4; tel: 250.356.2933, or toll-free in BC: 1.877.428.8337; fax: 250.356.8172; e-mail: Susan Sourial, Committee Clerk

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Bronze medal for dressage team Two gold medals for British Columbia at equestrian event

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Three riders from the Cariboo area (Zone 8) were members of a provincial equestrian team that medalled at a recent national event in Calgary. Linda Poel of Lone Butte, Tegan Payne of 150 Mile House and Karyssa Church of Prince George were part of a British Columbia dressage team that earned a bronze medal for overall performance at the

Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships, which featured more than 60 riders representing nine provinces, Sept. 13-15. B.C. team, Sarah Sewell from Langley won an individual gold for dressage and Alya Martin of the Lower Mainland received a gold medal for jumping. Riders looking for more information on qualifying in 2014 can visit the Horse Council BC website at www.

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The B.C. Liberal government took the first step recently in building a new online hunting licensing system, which it says will be more convenient and flexible for hunters, as well as increase cost-effectiveness in a time of fiscal restraint. According to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, a key feature of the upgrade will be an electronic service, which hunters can access 24 hours a day, seven days a week to purchase hunting licences and apply for Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) opportunities. As it stands, LEH applications can only be purchased from Service BC offices or licensed vendors, who aren’t usually available on the weekend or non-business hours. One of those vendors is Jude Dion, owner of Exeter Sporting Goods

Ltd. in 100 Mile House. It’s still too early to say how the new program will look exactly, but if it’s like the online fishing licensing system, Dion says he might have a few issues with it. “The fishing licensing seems to be going pretty good online, except it’s painfully slow. I can write probably three or four licences in the

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Members of an interprovincial dressage team representing British Columbia coach Eleonore Elstone, left, Karyssa Church, Tegan Payne, Linda Poel and Sarah Sewell were awarded bronze medals by Bal Gosal, Federal Minister of State for Sport, at the Canadian Interprovinical Equestrian Championships in Calgary on Sept. 15.

amount of time it takes to do one (online).” He adds the costsaving the government states goes with moving toward a digital program is at the expense of vendors like himself. “Now, we do all the administration. I buy two computers and a printer for $5,000 and have them on the counter. I buy the paper. I

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buy the ink. I enter the guy’s (information). I do all the work. They do absolutely nothing.” Dion admits it might be more convenient for some hunters to have the option of going online, but that option does not necessarily extend to everyone. “In Vancouver it’s all good and well because everyone has a laptop

or computer at home or works in an office. But, 90 per cent (of people) out in the country like here ... they’re on dialup and stuff like that, so they don’t do it at home because it’s too slow.... They don’t want to spend $2,000-$3,000 for a computer they’re going to use once in a while.” Continued on A28





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Golf season stayed hot Low net, low gross on the scorecards at 108 Golf Resort

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Summer is gone but the sun was shining warm for the 54 golfers who participated in the

nine-hole 108 Resort Men’s Club round on Sept. 25. The round saw three flights of golfers tee off and games of longest drives and closest-to-

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Along with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, the Green Lake Snowmobile Club and Williams Lake Powder Kings, the 100 Mile House Snowmobile Club is responsible for maintaining sections of the Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail. “People don’t have to buy a membership to volunteer. If people want to come help clear a trail on a Sunday afternoon, if they show up, great. If not, that’s OK, too.� Snowmobiling remains a very popular winter activity in the 100 Mile House area regardless, says Reichardt, who lives in 108 Mile Ranch. “When there’s snow on the ground, there’s a constant flow of snowmobiles going by my house. Guaranteed none of them belong to the snowmobile club. “A change is needed. It’s always the same old dogs doing it.� For more information or to see upcoming events visit, or Reichardt can be reached via e-mail at

the-pin (KP) on top of Al Smeds dropped low-net and low-gross the longest putt of the scoring. day on No. 18. Shane Wilkie Wilkie was hit the longest low-gross windrive in the ner in the first first flight on flight with 32. No. 16. Bob Jim Laird was Wieduwilt hit second with longest in the 36 and Chris second flight on Stevens was Shane No. 17. Bryant third with 39. Wilkie Hollins hit farLow-net winthest on No. 18 ners were John in the third flight. Kuharski (31), James KP winners were Seeley (35) and Al Sidor Dave Robertson in (35). the first flight and Bill The second flight Stokes in the second saw Wieduwilt shoot flight. lowest gross with 39.

Marvin Declare went second low gross with 40 and Merle Ross third with 42. Low net shooters were Bill Stoke (33), Dennis Thompson (35) and Ron Vandermay (35). Larry McKave took home low gross honours in the third flight with 46. Allan Kregosky and Herm Dutchak each shot 48. Smeds and Carson Walker tied for low net in the third flight with 36. Ron Thurston put up a 38.


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Full time certified heavy duty mechanic required for Western Star dealership in Williams Lake.

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Email fax (250)398-6367 or drop off/mail to James Western Star Truck & Trailer Ltd. 50 Rose Street Williams Lake V2G 4G5 Attention Butch An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. Attention: Button Top Operators Loaderman required for reload job. Approx. one hour west of Williams Lake. Must have (min) five years loading experience with short logs. Fax resume: Attn. Rob Menzies (250)398-6273 or call (250)398-0564 For More Details. Norms Auto Refinishing, Terrace, BC. High production, ICBC Accredited body shop requires a LICENSED AUTOMOTIVE PAINTER Competitive wages, Excellent Benefits. fax 250-635-3081 email: attn: Mel Rundell, Manager

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Cariboo Connector Carrier Needed For Route in 100 Mile House Heron Ridge Road, 1st & 3rd Streets, Pine Place, Dogwood Ave. and Cedar Ave. to the hospital Approximately 185 papers Beginning Oct. 18th Please call Jackie or Jennifer at 250-395-2219 or email


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MILL TRAINING SUPERVISOR Mt. Milligan is currently seeking a Mill Trainer to join our growing Operations Team. Reporting to the Mill Operations Superintendent, the Mill Trainer will be responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a successful training program. The successful candidate must have a strong focus on employee development to help achieve increased safety, productivity and availability. Duties / Responsibilities • Keep detailed and accurate training records, programs offered, certificates, etc • Actively participate in the delivery of various safety, environmental and operational training programs • Assess the need and coordinate the delivery of operations and maintenance training • Ensure that training delivered is accurate and meaningful to the workforce • Actively participate in continuous improvement initiatives • Provide detailed and meaningful feedback to management as required • Estimate budget and resource requirements Skills / Experience • 10 years of Mill Operations experience specifically with crushing, grinding, flotation, dewatering, gravity separation and tailings experience. • Strong commitment to internal customer service, workforce development and problem solving • Excellent facilitation, presentation, public speaking, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are essential • Proficient in Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and Outlook • Knowledge of database software is an asset • Self motivated, team player with a positive attitude and the ability to work with minimal supervision Work Schedule The schedule for this position will be 7 days on and 7 days rest, 12-hour shifts. Please submit your resume to We thank all interested candidates; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Please send the name of the deceased, name/address of next of kin and name/ address of donor for tax receipt (VISA/MC accepted) to: Canadian Cancer Society, #300 - 500 Victoria St. Prince George, B.C. V2L 2J9 or Ph: 1-800-811-5666. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 5363 Dawson Rd. 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E1. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society can be sent to: Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House SPCA can be sent to: Box 1948, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children can be sent to: 3550 Waybourne Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3K9. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon can be sent to: #203 - 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3. The South Cariboo Health Foundation welcomes memorial gifts in support of our local Acute and Residential Health Care facilities, as well as, Community Health projects and activities. Mail donations to: S.C. Health Foundation, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 or drop them off at the hospital. Donations can be made to the Gideons by phoning 1-888-482-4253, using your credit card. The Gideons will send a card to the bereaved, so have their address handy. For funeral display or other information, contact Pete Penner at 791-6302 Donations may be sent to 100 Mile House Mural Society, 6221 Aalton Road, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E3

AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: 780-8462231 (Office); 780-846-2241 (Fax).

ELECTRICIAN Tolko Industries Ltd. is currently seeking a Certified Electrician to join our team at our Lavington Planer Division in the Okanagan Region of BC. POSITION OVERVIEW: Reporting to the operation’s Maintenance Supervisor and working with tradesman, and other team members, the candidate will carry out maintenance programs and projects at the division. This is a challenging position and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment.

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GRAPHIC DESIGN/ PAGINATION POSITION The 100 Mile Free Press is looking for a graphic designer to create newspaper advertising and do page layout. A solid understanding of branding principles and the ability to apply your creativity to generate original ideas is a must. The successful candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite on a Mac platform and solid design and conceptual skills. Other skills required include excellent communication skills, the ability to be focused, to multi-task, think independently and be a good problem solver. You should be comfortable in a fast-paced, deadlinedriven environment. If you pride yourself as a first-rate graphic designer then this is an opportunity for you to become part of our award winning team. This position is available on a casual basis: as holiday relief, to cover sick leave and to join our team during busy times as needed. This is a union position. Please send a resume with a portfolio showcasing your talent to: Chris Nickless, Publisher 100 Mile House Free Press Box 459 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0 or email resume to No phone calls, please. Deadline to apply is October 11, 2013 at 4:00pm. Only those short-listed for the position will be contacted.

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Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

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Heavy Duty Machinery

Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

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

SHEEP breeding stock for sale: Ewes $150 each. Locally raised, grass-fed lamb for sale, $3/lb. plus $80 processing. Ph. 250-706-3666 or 250397-4126.

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DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call National Teleconnect today! 1866-443-4408.

BRITISH Bulldog Puppies. Pure breed, CKC and home trained. $700. M/F, 2 months old, current shots. 778-800-1369. Email:

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Excellent quality cow & horse hay, large round & large square bales. “2013 hay available.” Phone early a.m. & evenings. Deliveries available (250)398-2805

APPROX. 4 full cords, 16” dry split pine. $325. Buyer must pick up. Horse Lake area. LL Bean indoor wood rack holds single cord. $65. Self-powered wood stove Eco-fan $50. 250706-0215.

Livestock LOCALLY RAISED, grass-fed lamb for sale, $3/lbs plus $80 processing. Ph. 250-706-3666 or 250-397-4126.

A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53’ in stock. SPECIAL 44’X40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

WOOD & OIL FURNACE, good working order plus piping and oil tank $500. Wood older kitchen stove, $100.250- 3958898. WOOD STOVE: Regency, Model 1100, 6yrs. old, c/w blower & pipes. 250-397-2558.

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STEEL BUILDINGS, Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206


1/2 HP. Deep well pump & controls $250. Kitchen table with 6 chairs, exellent shape. $75. Tall Boy, 4 drawers. Good shape. $50. 9 drawer vanity exellent shape. $80.250-593-2209 1987 Chev. Safari Van, V6 automatic, very good condition. $2,500 OBO. One weight set, $250 OBO. 250-395-6089.

TED SAWYER: Firewood for sale. 250-395-3951

NEW BUSHNELL SCOPES F/S model 6500, 2.5x16x42 DOA. C/w Leupold PRW rings, $840. Model 3200, 3x9x40 Multi X, $285. Lifetime warranty on both. Call 250-945-4321


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Trucks & Vans

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

ATTN. HUNTERS: Toy hauler, 2007, Weekend Warrior. 25’, sleeps 7. $12,000. 250-6448674.

1996 FORD F150 P/U. 6 cyl., 4x4, standard transmission. Needs work. $600.00 OBO. Call 250-395-9166.

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2008 FORD 1 ton pickup, 4x4 with new front end. White, crew cab, V8, standard. $6,000 OBO. Please call 250395-0229.

Duplex / 4 Plex SPACIOUS 1 bdrm unit in 4-plex in 100 Mile. $700/mon. 250-395-2550.

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 BDRM mobile home in 103 Mile MHP. Washer & dryer. Sm. pets neg. New water system. $600/mon. 250-395-3178.

FOR SALE OR RENT: 2 bdrm mobile, #42 Park Drive Estates, $650 per month. Call 250-395-3268.

MOBILE pad for rent #38 at Park Dr. Estates. Available immediately. 250-395-3268. NICE 2 bdrm updated mobile, Horse Lake Rd, approx. 5kms from 100 Mile. $500/mo. DD,NS, pets negotiable. 250395-4363. OLDER 2 BDRM, 1 bath mobile with wood stove, on natural 10 acres, lots of room for outbuildings and animals, 15 minutes from 100 Mile. $700/mo. 604-430-6070.

Homes for Rent 100 MILE House (Sundials) 3 bdrm twnhse. NS, NP. $600-$650. 250-395-6576 108 MILE: 3 bedrooms up, 2 down, $800/mo. Refs & damage deposit required. Avail. Oct. 1. 250-791-5569

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1993 Dodge 250 Power Ram Cummins Turbo 5.9L Diesel LE inline V6, 12 valve. Ext. cab, 4WD. Auto. Pwr windows, locks. A/C block heater. Stereo, Elk canopy, 4 winter studs. 413,680km. Clean, good running condition. $5900 250-297-6399

By virtue of a Repairer’s lien, we will dispose of the following article to recover the indebtedness for repairs in the amount of $2,162.46 plus any additional costs for storage, seizure and sale. 2002 Ford Taurus VIN# 1 FA F P 5 3 U 7 2 G 1 6 5 0 6 1 Lessee, Griffin, Peter John. The vehicle will be sold on October 23, 2013 at 10:00 am, unless charges are paid within the time mentioned. Submitted by: 100 Mile New & Used Auto Parts LTD. 742 Sollows Crescent, located in 100 Mile House, BC.

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Snowmobiles 2010 SUMMIT 800, barely used, 600km. 163” track, like new, $9000, obo. 250-3954001 or 250-395-1399.

Trucks & Vans

1 BDRM cabin in 100 Mile. NS. NP. Avail. Immed. $550/mon plus utilities. 250395-3691.

3 BDRM house w/garage in 100 Mile. New deck, kitchen & bathroom. W/D & Dishwasher. Pets considered. Ref. req. $1000, all in. Avail. Oct. 1st 2013. 250-609-0006. 3 BDRM mobile home in Bridge Lake area on 14 acres with horse barn & shop, all fenced. Good water, short driveway on plowed road.. Lake view. All appliances incl. plus dishwasher. $600/mon obo neg. Call Frank 1-604854-4635. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Private Waterfront House for Rent on Green Lake. Furnished or Unfurnished. $1000 Month. 1-250-706-3595 6298 MOOSE POINT DRIVE, across from Watch Lake Access, 2 bdrm house, gas fireplace, electric baseboard heaters, w/d, insulated hobby shop. $795/mth. 250-456-7503. AVAIL. OCT. 1ST: 3 bdrm house, 8 min. from 100 Mile. 5 appl. Garage. $875/mon. plus utilities. Call 250-579-5959. LAKEFRONT - Amazing yearround residence on Green Lake, South is fully furnished and equipped. * 4 bedroom, 2.5 baths, 6 appliances Available for 9 months to 1 year lease. $2600 monthly plus utilities Check out - ID 389576 for photos and info. Rocky (905) 717-7915

Suites, Upper SM. 2 BDRM suite in 100 Mile, close to amenities, clean, new paint & flooring. $550/mon., DD & Ref. Req. Avail. Oct. 1st. Call 250-395-2439.


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Cars - Domestic 1997 BUICK Skylark Cust. Sedan 4 dr, V6, sunroof, pwr windows, mirrors, locks. A/C, Block heater. 100,680km Clean, 2 owners. $2300. 250297-6399

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District of 100 Mile House

INVITATION TO TENDER Winter Abrasive Sand/ Liquid Magnesium Chloride Mix 3 YEAR CONTRACT

The District of 100 Mile House hereby invites price submissions for the: *Supply and Delivery of Winter Abrasive Sand / Liquid Magnesium Chloride Mix The required tender documents for materials and conditions are available at the District of 100 Mile House Municipal Office, 385 Birch Avenue or available at The specifications with filled-in and signed tenders and schedule of quantities and prices shall be returned to Garry Laursen, Director of Operations, District of 100 Mile House, 385 Birch Avenue, Box 340, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0 on or before October 10th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Garry Laursen, AScT Director of Operations

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1 BDRM waterfront house: furnished, utilities inc. No pets. $650/mon. 250-395-4455. 2 BDRM plus loft, small home on 108. Close to airport. Ref. req. Avail. Oct. 1st. $650/mon. 250-791-5787.

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FOREST STEWARDSHIP PLAN AMENDMENT REVIEW Interfor – Adams Lake Division – 100 Mile House FSP for NRFL A81492 and NRFL A81493 Interfor invites the public and interested stakeholders to view and provide written comment on the draft Forest Stewardship Plan Amendment #5 for the Interfor License area within the 100 Mile House TSA. The Plan indicates how results and strategies proposed by Interfor have been amended to include five additional FDUs (Clinton, Marble, Gustafson, Flat Lake and Grasslands) as well as an amendment to Objective 10 (Biodiversity) to have consistency with Regional Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Update Note # 8 and other approved FSPs in the district. The amended Forest Stewardship Plan Forest Development Unit covers the 100 Mile House Forest District. The draft Forest Stewardship Plan Amendment will be available for review and comment during office hours until October 30th, 2013 at the Montane Forest Consultants Ltd. office located on 715 Alder Avenue in 100 Mile House. To arrange to view this plan please contact Ian Briggs at 250-395-4025. Written comments are requested by October 30th, 2013. Comments can be sent to: International Forest Products Ltd. Attn: Rhiannon Poupard 9200 Holding Road, Chase, BC V0E 1M2 Fax: 250-679-3545 Email:

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The District of 100 Mile House is compiling its Hired Equipment List for the 2013/2014 Winter season, and advises that all persons or companies wishing to have equipment listed, should pick up documents and conditions available at the District of 100 Mile House Office, 385 Birch Avenue, 100 Mile House, B.C. Full details and application package are also available on our web site www.100milehouse. com. The specifications filled in and signed shall be returned to Garry Laursen, Director of Operations, District of 100 Mile House, 385 Birch Avenue, Box 340, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0 no later than 2:00 pm, local time, October 16, 2013. New listings will be compiled and will be in effect from acceptance date until March 31, 2014. Higher consideration may be given to contractors providing recent snow removal services to the District. Garry Laursen Director of Operations



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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 27 (CARIBOO-CHILCOTIN) OFFICE OF THE OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR SEALED TENDERS will be received by the undersigned for snow removal and/or sanding, and in some locations, shovelling, at the following schools for the 2013-2014 season: Alexis Creek Elementary-Jr. Secondary Anahim Lake Elementary-Jr. Secondary Big Lake Elementary Bridge Lake Elementary-Jr. Secondary Dog Creek Elementary Horsefly Elementary-Jr. Secondary Lac La Hache Elementary Likely Elementary-Jr. Secondary 100 Mile Elementary 150 Mile Elementary Naghtaneqed Elem.- Jr. Secondary (Nemiah) Tatla Lake Elementary-Jr. Secondary Track vehicles will not be considered. Tender forms may be obtained from the School District Board Office, Maintenance Office, 100 Mile House Bus Garage and the schools listed above. Tenders can be submitted by mail or by fax (250-392-2202) and must be received no later than 1:00 p.m. October 11, 2013. All tenders should be addressed to: Alex Telford Manager of Facilities and Transportation 765 North Second Avenue Williams Lake, B.C. V2G 4C3 Phone: 250-398-3875


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Evelyn Agnus It is with deepest regrets that we announce the passing of our mother Evelyn Agnus Smuk. Evelyn was born in Saskatchewan on Feb. 1, 1930 and passed away on Sept. 23, 2013. She is survived by her brother Charlie, sister Dorthey; her six children: Eileen (Peter), Carol, Bonnie, Ronnie, Kelly and Bernie (Bonita); eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and four great-greatgrandchildren. Evelyn will be sadly missed and loved forever by all who knew her. A celebration of life will be held at the #260 Royal Canadian Legion, 100 Mile House at 2:00 p.m. Oct. 20, 2013.

Gaven Crites photo

Logan Sikiric and Karisma Hopson raced for the ball while Adam Sullivan, left, followed the play during a 100 Mile House & District Soccer Association U12 game at the Soccer Park in 100 Mile on Sept. 28. The local soccer association season wrapped up last week.

Puck drops for rep hockey Gaven Crites Free Press

The Primal Electric Milers of the 100 Mile House & District Minor Hockey Association took to the ice in Quesnel on Sept. 27-28 for an Ice Breaker tournament, starting play in the Cariboo Amateur Hockey Association. The Tier 3 peewee rep team won one game and lost three. The Milers lost 9-5 to Quesnel (Tier 3) on Sept. 27, followed by an 11-4 loss to Williams Lake (Tier 2), a 4-3 victory against Prince George (Tier 3) and a 22-1 loss to Prince George (Tier 2). The Milers play next on Oct. 12 in 100 Mile House at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre

against Prince George (Tier 2). Puck drop is 4:15 p.m. The teams

meet in 100 Mile again on Oct. 13. Puck drop is 9:15 a.m.

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John Douglas


Born February 8, 1927 in London, England, passed July 9, 2013. Always gracious, always caring, always encouraging with humour and love, there has never been such a selfless man. John had a brilliant and curious mind which led him to explore art, history, music, and writing. He could quote the great poets by heart, and had read all 12 volumes of Durant’s History of the World so many times that he could quote that too. He was able to remember and sing the Beethoven symphonies. John developed his own creative talents and became a gifted watercolourist and a witty writer. As a young man John earned an apprenticeship in Chemical Engineering and was involved in the first discoveries of plastics. During the war he spent his summers on his cherished South Downs on a farm, near Pulborough on the River Arun, where he loved growing vegetables and learning all about farming. John’s next adventure was a year working in Persia for the AngloIranian Oil Company where he easily mastered Arabic. In 1951 John emigrated to Canada. He married his beloved wife, Diane, in 1967, and devoted himself to her and her four children. When John’s love of nature and concern for the environment made him unhappy with his work, he and Diane chose to take their family to the Cariboo in 1971. They homesteaded on a large, beautiful acreage on Lonely Lake where they restored wildlife habitat, and John built their log homes. In the early years they lived like pioneers without power or running water. Travelling daily to 100 Mile House, John began teaching and caring for disabled children. Along the way he studied and earned his degree in Social Work, and ultimately worked for the Ministry of Social Services in charge of adoptions and foster care. He developed a close bond with the First Nations people at Canim Lake because he listened! While supporting Cariboo Chilcotin First Nations in their struggles with the Ministry he often found himself in court defending the rights of a child. He was the first worker to place First Nations foster children into their own culture and environment. Upon John’s retirement he was hired by the Foster Parents’ Association and lovingly continued his favourite work. In 1994 John and Diane retired to Qualicum Beach. Over the years they made extensive trips to Europe where they explored art, history, and culture. Later John loved their long happy winters in Mexico, finding an affinity with the Mexican people, and enjoying the local birding and environment. John leaves a loving family and his dear wife to rejoice at an end to suffering. In his memory donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Diane Wardle can be contacted at #210-6089 Uplands Dr., Nanaimo, BC, V9V 1W1.

Jan. 8, 1945 -Sept. 26, 2013

Remember Only My Best

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Berendje ‘Bep’ Berendje ‘Bep’ Geurtsen of 100 Mile House, B.C. passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at Fischer Place in her 80th year. She was born on July 22, 1933 in Renkum,The Netherlands and was one of five children born to Marinus and Johanna Van der Kolk. Bep was predeceased by her loving husband Dirk in 1988. She is survived by her son Bert and daughterin-law Barb, her two grandchildren: Kelly and Kevin (Tiffanie), as well as the lights of her life; her three great grandchildren: Calista, Bella,and Jenna. A quiet family service will be held at a later date (Mothers Day 2014). On behalf of the family, we would like to thank Dr. Street, the nurses, care aides and the rest of the staff of Fischer Place. You have been wonderful! 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of

Sidney John Franklin ‘Sid’

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Sid Sawchuk on September 26, 2013. Sid passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family; he was 68 years old. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Anna, their two daughters: Debbie (Andrew) and Cindy (Mike), his son Michael (Kelly) and his seven grandchildren: Ambrose, Maisie, Carsen, Addisen, Noah, Isaiah, and Annika. He is also survived by two foster brothers: Pat and Larry Young. Sid spent all of his working life in the forest industry where he made many friends. He had a vivacious love of the outdoors, but his favourite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Bethel Chapel, 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Smith officiating. A reception will immediately follow the memorial service in the fellowship room. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of

When I come to the end of my journey and I travel my last weary mile, just forget, if you can, that I ever frowned and remember only the smile. Forget unkind words I have spoken; remember some good I have done. Forget that I’ve stumbled and blundered and sometimes fell by the way. Remember I have fought some hard battles and won, ere the close of the day. Then forget to grieve for my going; I would not have you sad for a day, but in summer just gather some flowers and remember the place where I lay, and come in the shade of the evening when the sun paints the sky in the west. Stand for a few moments beside me and remember only my best. - AUTHOR UNKNOWN -


Wednesday, October 2, 2013 100 Mile Free Press

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Ladies Club plays low net plus putts at 108 Golf Resort

Gaven Crites Free Press

The fall season has arrived but 108 Ladies Day at the 108 Golf Resort is still a hit. Twenty-nine golfers participated in a game of low net plus putts

on Sept. 24. The first flight saw Debbie Case win low net, with Patsy Wilkinson in second place and Janet Roux in third. In the second flight, it was Angela Batalha who shot lowest net,

followed by Maureen Menzies and Shannon Knapp. Millie Halcro shot lowest net in the third flight. Carol Plautz was second and Lorraine Scott was third. The first flight saw four total putts winners:

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Dion notes that even with the fishing licensing system online, he sells just as many licences as he ever did. He adds the move to online hunting licensing can be a good thing if the government sticks to its word about the process being quick, easy and efficient. “It should just be a (hunting) number and a birthday. That’s it,” Dion says of the information the government should require to dispense a license. The ministry wants the new system in place by the 2015/16 hunting season. It launched the bidding process to design and upgrade the system on July 11 and the process closed Aug. 20. In a news release, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) Steve Thomson says the system will also

help the provincial government meet important resource management objectives and ensure the health and sustainability of wildlife populations by creating a single point of reference for data collection on things like inspection and harvest information. The BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) commends the move to go online and calls it an “important initiative.” “The new electronic licensing system is a fundamental step forward in improving access to hunting and will help support sustainable wildlife populations by creating a reliable system to collect hunter participation and harvest information,” says BCWF president Bill Bosch. According to the MFLNRO, hunting generates $9.2 million in licensing revenues and is responsible for an additional $500-700 million in broader economic activity, primarily in B.C.’s more rural and remote areas.

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Acting bug hits area residents Theatre group busy preparing for comedic performance

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he window is someone out on a ledge,” explains Renee Larochelle, when she’s done shouting into it. “It’s a rehearsal.” Larochelle is playing a therapist named Sharon Freeman in a 100 Mile Performing Arts Society production of Office Hours, written by Canadian playwright Norm Foster. On this night, several members of the cast have collected at director Marie Hooper’s home to rehearse the play’s sixth and final vignette. It’s a wild and funny scene in Hooper’s garage – where parts of the set are under construction and there’s a rehearsal room in the back – and where there’s as much laughter as cueing and prompting going on. “It’s genius,” Hooper says of Foster’s play. “It’s about different lives and how they intertwine with each other. The audience will get it, but they’ll get it at different times. There will be a lot of ‘Aha!’ moments.” Office Hours has been called one of Foster’s funniest plays and features some pretty eccentric characters – an overweight jockey, a one-armed man, a sexuallyfrustrated therapist and a zealous Week-at-a-Glance salesman, to name a few. The production is Larochelle’s fourth with the Performing Arts Society. “Her needs are not being met,” she says of her character, the

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Renee Larochelle was one of several cast members rehearsing at director Marie Hooper’s house in 100 Mile House on Sept. 19. The Performing Arts Society’s production of Office Hours is slated for Oct. 25-26 at Martin Exeter Hall.

therapist. “She’s fallen off the edge because finally she’s going to have her first ‘date’ in a year. ‘Wink, wink’ to what the date refers to.” It’s Mike Thain’s first shot at acting, and he’s got quite a role to play. “He’ll do anything to make the sale,” Thain says of his character, a

Week-at-a-Glance salesman who interacts with Sharon Freeman in the final scene. “Personally, I can sell, I work in a store. But I’m not your evangelistic, off the wall [type] like this guy.” Thain says he had to learn quite a lot in a short amount of time. “An experienced person could

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for the Performing Arts Society, who are known for big and elaborate musicals that take months to prepare for and plan, she says. This type of play is less timeconsuming and less stressful to produce, but it still takes hours of rehearsal getting it right, she adds. “I’m hoping this will add a bit more to the mix and give people a change and something else to look forward to.” Cast members, new and experienced, say they feel like they’re part of a family. Karen Smith is playing an overbearing mother. (It’s her son out on the ledge.) “I never thought when I first started I would ever continue or do anything like this,” says Smith, who’s now doing her 14th production. “I was so shy. For me, it’s been a really great growth experience.” Says Hooper: “I think it’s great for people to push their boundaries and get over that fear of what’s going to happen. Also, we laugh hysterically through the whole entire process.” Larochelle says auditioning for a play was on her “bucket list.” “It was just to say I tried. I got a part and got the bug and I come out every year now and I enjoy it.” This speaks to another consensus in the group – once someone joins, it’s rare they want to leave. “They said it’s like being a junkie,” says Thain. “I’ll see.” The show opens with a matinee performance at Martin Exeter Hall on Oct. 25, followed by matinee and evening shows on Oct. 26. Tickets are $15 and on sale at Didi’s Boutique, Donex Pharmacy & Department Store, and Pharmasave in 100 Mile House.

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• Kids’ Space meets 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Interlakes Hall, Oct. 4. All children aged 12 and under are welcome. Supper is included. • BLCS Book Club’s Oct. 6 meeting has been cancelled. • Highway 24/ Interlakes Lions meet 6:30 p.m., Oct. 7 at Interlakes Hall. • Bridge Lake Community School annual general meeting: 7 p.m., Oct. 8 at the school. • Deka fire practice:

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Interlakes Community Association (ICA) is holding its free Haunted Halloween Stables at Interlakes Rodeo Grounds on Oct. 31, and the spookiest of those creations will win the highly-coveted Scary Stall award. The fun runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and includes a bonfire, chili, hotdogs, beverages, goodie bags, and at 7 p.m., a fireworks show. Anyone wishing to decorate a “haunted” stall is asked to call Carolyn Charlton at 250-593-4582. Donations of candies or cash to help defray costs would be much appreciated. Snowmobile AGM Interlakes Snowmobile Club’s first meeting is its annual general meeting downstairs at Wildmans Family Dining & Lounge on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to run for office, or nominate someone, is asked to call Jeanne McCartney at 250-3953557. Book now Reserve your table now at the annual Roe Lake Christmas Bazaar at Interlakes Hall, Nov. 17. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors will be able to purchase all sorts of good things and enter the hourly door prize draw. Tables cost $25 each and must be paid for by Nov. 10; or $15 if you pay by Oct. 15. Call Verna at 250-593-0025. Rezoning hearing The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) is holding a public hearing at 7 p.m., Oct. 9, at Interlakes Hall to receive input into the Ramsays’ rezoning request to subdivide their 10-acre Lower

6:30 p.m., Oct. 8. • Deka Ladies Auxiliary meets 10:30 a.m., Oct. 9. Members should bring in their raffle tickets. • “13 to 93” meets at 5 p.m., Oct. 11 at 7895 Dean Rd. in Bridge Lake. Everyone is welcome. • Call this writer to reserve tickets for Deka Ladies Auxiliary’s annual Fall Dinner Dance, Oct. 26. Adults pay $12; children aged six to 12 pay $6; wee ones eat for free.

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Ken Malm, left, was served some chili by Caleb Duits and Sergei DeVries during Teen Space’s inaugural Chili Cook-off at Interlakes Hall on Sept. 22.

Stack Lake Road property into two five-acre lots. BLCS classes Bridge L ake Community School (BLCS) is hosting Yoga Stretch and Core classes to increase flexibility, co-ordination and balance at 5.30 p.m., Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30, with Cambria Volante of Fit 4 You Fitness. The cost is $10 per session. Dog obedience classes commence Oct.10 and continue Oct. 16, 24 and Nov. 7. All BLCS classes require advance registration; call coordinator Gail Larson at 250-593-4531. Budget meeting The CRD is holding

its annual town-hall meeting at 1 p.m., Oct. 12 at Interlakes Hall. This is for residents to review the five-year financial plan, and ask any questions regarding property taxes, including fire protection, libraries and solidwaste management. Book signing Bridge Lake’s famous children’s author, Becky Citra, will be holding a book signing of her new book for teens, If Only, at Nuthatch Books in 100 Mile House, on Oct. 10. At 3:30 p.m., meet the author, enjoy refreshments and maybe win the free book draw. Becky’s many previous books will also be available for sale.

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Celebrations Champagne and caviar go to Larry Davies for his 75th birthday on Oct. 8; and congratulations to Nicki and Pete Bonter on their 21st wedding anniversary, Oct. 5. Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers.

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Tickets selling fast for stand - up comedy night Hun City Hunnies ‘make it happen’, bring comedy to 100 Mile The three acts have been featured on programs, such as Just for Laughs, the A night of stand-up comedy Comedy Network, Comedy Now is coming to 100 Mile and XM Sirius Satellite House. Radio. The Hun City Hunnies, “These guys are wella community improveknown. We’re expecting ment society, has lined a really hilarious show.” up three comedians – Twenty per cent of headliner Dan Quinn, the proceeds from the Kyle Bottom and Ivan evening are going to a Decker – for a show at community project that the 100 Mile Community will see 10 fire hydrants Hall on Oct. 4. on Birch Avenue in 100 “We asked the commu- Kyle Bottom Mile House painted by nity what they wanted to local artists. see and that was one of Frizzi says the project the main things that came up,” will cost close to $2,500. The rest says Hun City Hunnies member of the proceeds will go to future Jennifer Frizzi. projects. “So we made it happen.” “There have been some Gaven Crites Free Press

improvements done around main street [Birch Avenue] and it looks beautiful with the flowers and benches. We thought this would be another way to make it look beautiful.” Tickets for the show are going fast with reserved group seats already sold out. “We’re just about sold out of our single tickets as well.” The event is for people 19 years and over, and also features local DJ Maestro Kit. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. Advanced tickets are $20 and available at Donex Pharmacy & Department Store, TW Tanning Centre and One Another: Coffee House in 100 Mile House. Tickets are $25 at the door.

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It took one year to prepare for and there’s a lot of work still ahead, but Ashley Fetters, recently crowned Miss Petite Southern British Columbia 2013 and Miss Petite Spirit 2013, is happy with her new experience in pageant life. Fetters, 23, was born and raised in 100 Mile House before moving to Prince George in 2008. She now lives in Kelowna and studies politics, philosophy and economics at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. She is also studying graphic design and web development at the Centre for Arts and Technology. Her family resides in 100 Mile House. The 2013 Miss Canada Globe Productions pageant in Toronto last month was a first for Fetters. “I was surprised when I first got there. I expected to see a lot of people who were more experienced and knew what they were doing and it to be just like on the TV shows you watch – you expect a lot of cattiness. “But, everyone I met was just phenomenal. Everyone was looking to promote charities and promote different things throughout Canada and representing Canada for what it really is. It was really nice to see that. There were no hard feelings. “Everyone was so excited for (the winner of Miss Canada Petite). It was extremely supportive.”

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Ashley Fetters was recently crowned Miss Petite Southern British Columbia 2013 and Miss Petite Spirit 2013 at a Miss Canada Globe Productions pageant in Toronto.

‘Petite’ is the category for competitors fivefoot-five and under. Fetters has modelling experience, but says there’s a lot more to getting ready for pageants. “It was really about promoting charities. It wasn’t about being the stereotypical five-

foot-seven model. It was about representing Canada and being a true Canadian beauty, which is really what Miss Canada Globe is about.” There was much to do and prepare for in the days leading up to when she was crowned Miss Petite Spirit 2013 during the final onstage competition on Aug. 31. “It was a lot of late nights. We did a lot of public speaking training, a lot of confidence training. They taught a lot of us how to do pageant walking and some posing, as well as choreography because we had some opening numbers and performances to do.” The first three days (Aug. 22-24) of the pageant were the regional competition, and when Fetters was named Miss Petite Southern British Columbia 2013. “It was an amazing experience. I recommend for anyone to apply and

give it a shot.” Now, Fetters is working on a Miss Canada Charity title for 2014, which is based on the contestants promoting different charities, causes and events in their region during their reigns. She is looking at promoting a variety of things in the province, but chose the March of Dimes as her charity, as well as a more personal undertaking. “I also have a strong focus on people with speech impediments because I have one. I

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

• Oct. 3 – The South Cariboo Art & Culture Society (SCACS), a non-profit charitable group that oversees the operation of the Parkside Art Gallery & Gift Shop, is holding its AGM at the gallery (401 Cedar Ave.) on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. All SCACS members welcome. Volunteers are needed for the gallery and gift shop. For information, call 250-395-2021. • Until Oct. 5 – Chuck Brager’s show, Home, Heart and Soul, the Folk Art of Chuck Brager will be held at the Parkside Art Gallery. Brager carves folk art canes, furniture, frames, animals and many other items from wood. Parkside hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, noon-4 p.m. The gallery is located at 401 Cedar Ave. • Oct. 12 – Youth Zone Rock Fest 2013, a free outdoors concert, featuring Vancouver Punk Band CHILDSPLAY and local performers, will be held at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be food, prizes and “tons of give-aways.” The 100 Mile House Wranglers will be signing autographs from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Donations of non-perishable food items gratefully accepted. • Oct. 12 – Horse Lake Farm Co-op and the Agri-culture Enterprise Centre are hosting a Local Harvest Dinner in the Valley Room (behind The Lodge in 100 Mile House). Tickets are $40 each and are available at Higher Ground Natural Foods and the Farmers’ Market. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6. The proceeds will help to fund a barn raising at Horse Lake Farm Co-op and the Agri-culture Enterprise Centre. For more formation, call Rita at 250791-6631. • Oct. 19 – The 29th Annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet & Auction will be held at the 108 Community Hall. Tickets are $40/person and available at Donex, Money Concepts, Royal Bank or by calling Tammie Black at CIBC 250395-2292 Ext 222. • Oct. 25-26 – The 100 Mile Performing Arts Society is presenting Office Hours – written by Norm Foster and directed by Marie Hooper. Performance will be at Martin Exeter Hall on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Oct. 26. Tickets are $15 and are available at Donex, Didi’s and Pharmasave. • Oct. 26 – Halloween Dance Party 7 will be held upstairs at the Curling Rink and the doors creak open at 6 p.m. There will be prizes and snacks, and it’ll be a frightfully good time. Tickets will be $25 per person and will be on sale soon. • Oct. 31 – The Seventh Annual Halloween Town is scheduled for the South Cariboo Rec. Centre from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be free public skating during the event and the Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School grad class will be doing its popular Haunted House. The fireworks display starts at 7 p.m. and a big bonfire starts at 7:15 p.m. It’s great family fun and a lot of candy will be handed out.


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Soapbox racing making a comeback CLINTON Katie McCullough 250 459-2172

The “first ever” Clinton and area soapbox derby (well since the 1960s) was organized by Desiree Loiselle with the help of the Clinton Lions Club and several other volunteers on Sept. 21.

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Wyatt McCullough had the best soapbox, which he built with is grandfather Ken Bolster, and the fastest times at the soapbox derby on Sept. 21.

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Players recently suggested that bingo should start earlier, and beginning in October, doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and play will start at 6:30. The next bingo will be held Oct. 10 at the Seventy Mile Access Centre (SMAC). For information, call Vic at 250-456-2321. Fire dues Fire dues for 70 Mile House 2013/14 season are now payable. The rate for residences is $50. Cheques should be made out to 70 Mile House Volunteer Fire Association (70MHVFA) and mailed to Box 95, 70 Mile House, B.C., V0K 2K0.

Poker tournament The next poker tournament will be held on Oct. 12 at the 70 Mile Community Hall. Doors open at noon and play starts at 1 p.m. Meals are available for $5 each. For more information or to register, call Elaine at 250-456-7391, or Vic at 250-456-2321.

Bookmobile The ThompsonNicola bookmobile will be in the area on Oct. 10. It will be at the South Green Lake Fire Hall from 10 to 11 a.m., and then it will arrive at the 70 Mile General Store, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Community barbecue The community barbecue was held at the school on Sept. 18 and the event was very well attended. The barbecue was a great event with hamburgers and hotdogs

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he built with his grandfather Ken Bolster. Kaila Fletcher was second, Leith McClean took third place and Jesse Fletcher finished fourth. The adult racers were Dan Loiselle and Bolster. The Lions served hotdogs and Clara Monsos served bannock with all of the donations going to the Terry Fox Run. Desiree encouraged everyone to start building their soapboxes for next year. In the ‘60s, the soapbox races were held on Highway 97 from the Big Bar Road turnoff down the road towards Clinton.


StrongStart programs run only when school is in session starting: September 9, 2013 to June 20, 2014. Kindergym will run at times when school is not in session and during the summer – please, call or check the Free Press for announcements.

100 Mile Elementary Monday to Friday ~ 9am - noon Thursday Night Dinner 4pm-7pm Call the school 250-395-2258 or Shelly 250-395-9303 Forest Grove School Tuesday & Thursday ~ 9am - noon Call the school 250-397-2962 or Sheila 250-397-0011 Horse Lake School Tuesday ~ 9am - noon Wednesday Night Dinner ~ 4pm-7pm Call the school 250-395-4572 or Kristina 250-791-9294 Lac la Hache School Tuesday & Thursday ~ 9am - noon Call the school 250-396-7230 or Jennifer 250-791-6675 Mile 108 Elementary School Tuesday & Thursday ~ 9am - noon Call the school 250-791-5221 or Jackie 250-791-0004 100 Mile House Kindergym at the Community Hall Downtown Thursday ~ 9:45am - 11:45am Call Elke 250-395-1256 or Shelly 250-395-9303


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Memorial service On Sept. 21, a memorial was held for Al Bradshaw at the Forest Grove Community Hall. The Forest Grove 94 Lions Club, which Al a founder member, hosted the service. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett and Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Area H Director Margo Wagner attended the memorial and were just a few of the people who related some of their stories and fond memories of Al. There were countless stories of his love of people, story-telling, sports, reading, making things and everyone enjoyed hearing them and laughed out loud. Al was the director of the CRD for 22 years and was referred to as “Senator” because of his dozing off every now and then. He was well known for his sense of humour and how he was able to encourage people to be their best.

New equipment At the usual Saturday night Meat Draw gathering in the Forest Grove Legion on Sept. 14, Janet Brown (a longtime Legion member) had a lovely surprise for the Forest Grove Elementary School. Forest Grove Community and Parent Advisory Council president Michelle Haretzmuller and FGCPAC secretary Corrie Benard were on hand to receive a $5,000 cheque from Janet Brown, which was kindly donated by the Canim Lake Truckers Association.

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Johnston. Jim Booth is the contact for roads. John Jantzen stepped down as forestry contact after many years, leaving the job to Dave Bolton and Jim. There was some discussion of the poor state of the boat launching ramp at the park, as well as the gravelling of the community’s access road, which has not yet started. When contacted, Phil Doddridge of Interior Roads said that “weather permitting,”

Society meeting The Mahood Falls Community Society (MFCS) held its fall meeting with 34 members gathering by the lake at the home of Phil and Sharon Simms. Business was transacted at a snappy pace under the able hand of president Carol MacKenzie. The executive includes treasurer Sharon Simms, secretary Carol Preston, and vice-president Wendy


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That cheque brought the amount raised to pay for the new playground equipment at the Forest Grove Elementary School to more than $37,000. The whole community has been behind the fundraising for this and the children are looking forward to playing on it. Fireworks supported Sept. 14 was a busy night at the Forest Grove Legion, as president Jim Tindale presented Robin Clark, who is a member of the Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department, with a $500 cheque. Robin says the money will go towards the Halloween fireworks display and the children’s Christmas party the FGVFD puts on every year. Happy birthday Legion members who celebrated a birthday in September got to enjoy one of Janet Brown’s famous Black Forest cakes on Sept. 14. Everyone sang Happy Birthday to them, took a few photos and then the large cake was divided and shared amongst anyone who wanted a slice. It was happily devoured with not a crumb left for evidence.


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Keeping your sidewalks clear of ice and snow can be a challenge during Cariboo winters. Here are some tips to help you: PLAN AHEAD: Be sure you have the proper tools to maintain your walks. A good snow shovel, an ice chipper and sand are all essentials that you should have throughout the winter months. TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY: If you are not physically active or have an ongoing health condition, check with your doctor to make sure the physical strain of clearing snow and ice is okay. Dress in multiple layers of warm clothing. Wear supportive boots with a good grip. Warm up and stretch your muscles before you start shovelling or chipping by walking around the block. Take frequent breaks while you work, at least once every 10-15 minutes. Immediately stop shovelling and seek medical attention if you experience: Discomfort or heaviness in the chest, arms or neck. Unusual or prolonged shortness of breath. A prolonged dizzy or faint feeling. Excessive sweating or nausea and vomiting. Excessive back pain SHOVELLING: The best shovels to use have a small blade and ergonomic handle with a gentle curve. Try to push the snow; it’s easier on your back than lifting the snow out of the way. Use a small shovel, or fill only one-fourth or one-half of a large one. Lift with your legs bent, not your back. Keep your back straight. By bending and “sitting” into the movement, you’ll keep your spine upright and less stressed. Your shoulders, torso and thighs can do the work for you. Spray the shovel blade with cooking oil if the snow is sticking to it. Clearing snow soon after it falls prevents it from packing down and becoming ice, which is harder to remove. CLEARING ICE: Warm weather will make ice soft, so it’s easier to chip or shovel away. Spread sand or gravel on icy patches. Spreading sand on a sidewalk before ice forms can also make future ice easier to remove. Microwaving sand in a microwavesafe container and spreading it while it is warm can make it more effective. It will embed itself in to the ice, creating a gritty top layer. Pile snow in a place where it won’t run across your sidewalk when it melts and aim downspouts away from sidewalks to keep them clear during freeze-thaw cycles.

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FGVFD fundraiser Wendy Clarke, the spark plug behind the recent fire department fundraiser, says that $3,500 was raised, which will go towards the Halloween fireworks and the children’s Christmas party. Wendy got help from many of the department’s members who organized the baking and silent auction, and moved the mountain

Herbicide spraying This summer, BC Hydro used herbicide to control vegetation under recently cleared power lines along sections of the South Canim (8100) Road. Bob Gammer of BC Hydro says this is part of its effort to provide safety for workers and the public, increase the reliability of the service and reduce the fire danger along the right-of-way. A certified applicator does the work according to Hydro’s Distribution Line Corridor Pest Management Plan, which is approved by the Ministry of Environment. The chemical

used in this case was Garlon 4 produced by Dow AgroSciences. According to Dow’s information, the product is highly toxic to all aquatic life and there is a possibility of contamination of the groundwater if improperly applied. There is no suggestion that the chemical has been improperly used here. However, there is a proposal that the Community Club invite BC Hydro to make a presentation to members about their spraying program and future plans in the area.


the work will be performed before the snow flies. After the formal business, the group got down to some serious visiting then tucked into steaks barbecued by Ron Simms and Vic Friesen and the terrific variety of other dishes and desserts brought by others. There are now 60 society members.

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100 MILE q The 100 Mile Bighorn Archery Club’s indoor shooting season is starting up at the old Stan Halcro Arena (Agriplex) on Oct. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. The evening sessions go every Tuesday until the end of April (cancelled if it gets below 10 C) and is for archery club members and anyone interested in becoming an archery club member. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society is offering a four-session grief group, The Art of Grieving, for those who have, or know someone who has, experienced the death of a loved one. The sessions will be held Oct. 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Facilitator Sarah Smith will guide and encourage participants to explore their emotions by utilizing tactile experiences with creative crafting. All supplies provided; artistic ability not necessary. For more information and to register, call 100 Mile Hospice at 250-3957680. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Art & Culture Society (SCACS), a non-profit charitable group that oversees the operation of the Parkside Art Gallery & Gift Shop, is holding its AGM at the gallery (401 Cedar Ave.) on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. All SCACS members welcome. Volunteers are needed for the gallery and gift shop. For information, call 250-395-2021. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Genealogy Group (family history) has someone available Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at the 100 Mile House Library. Assistance is offered to people researching ancestry. For more information, contact Millie at 250-395-2079. 100 MILE q The Eclectica Community Choir is looking for singers – all voices welcome, no auditions necessary, and ability to ready music not required. Rehearsals are held Wednesdays at the 100 Mile United Church (49 Dogwood Ave.) at 6:30. For more information, go to choir.html. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Food Security Committee is looking for fresh vegetables and fruit from local garden plots with extra produce, and non-perishable donations from the general public, due to the Food Bank summer

100 MILE q The South Cariboo Lioness Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at BJ’s Donuts & Eatery at 305 Birch Ave. They also hold a potluck lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the 100 Mile United Church at 49 Dogwood Cresc. Contact Janet Belcourt for more information at 250-395-3550. 100 MILE q Creekside Seniors regular monthly meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre.

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Perogies and Ukrainian sausage were served to a couple dozen local youth at the Youth Zone in 100 Mile House on Sept. 20. As part of Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre programming, the Youth Zone offers free meals to youth every Friday. The drop-in centre is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, and closed on weekends and holidays.

closure. For drop-off information, call Debbra Williams at Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre at 250395-5155. 100 MILE q The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre Early Years Program is accepting donations of non-perishable food items, including infant food and formula, baby wipes, winter maternity wear and infant winter wear, including snow suits and boots. Donations accepted Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 250-395-5155 for more information. 100 MILE q Would you like to become a South Cariboo Holiday Dinner Host – a new program that matches local people with newcomers to the South Cariboo area for a one-time dining experience. You provide your time, community knowledge, and a home-cooked meal, and in return, you get the chance to learn about a new culture or connect with someone from your cultural background. To learn more, contact the Welcoming Communities co-ordinator Kimberly at kimberly@ or phone 778482-0090.

House branch of the Cariboo Regional District Library. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts. For more information call Glenna at 250395-3661. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Weavers, Spinners & Fibre Artists Guild meet the first Friday of each month at Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House. New members welcome. 100 MILE q Parents Helping Parents meetings focus on complex behavioural issues, such as FASD, ADHD, Autism and ODD, and are being held at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre, #1-486 Birch Ave. The free drop-in sessions run every second Wednesday until June 26 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 250-395-5155.

100 MILE q TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) BC #1170 meets Thursdays at the 100 Mile House United Church at 49 Dogwood Ave. Weigh-in is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call Kirsteen at 250-395-3344 or Agnes at 250-395-4129 for more information. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House Red Cross Medical Equipment Loans Service needs volunteers. The service provides those in need with a short-term loan of medical equipment. If you wish to volunteer, call 250-395-9092 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays for more information. 100 MILE q Cariboo Calico Quilters Guild members meet at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Roberta at 250-395-4472 or Janice at 250-395-2017 for information. 100 MILE q 2887 RMR RCACC local army cadets for youths 12-18 years meet Thursdays from 6 to 9

p.m. at the Youth Training Centre at 5830 Horse Lake Rd. No cost. For more information, call Capt. Kevin Seal at 250-706-2446. GREEN LAKE q Help Us Get Slim (HUGS) meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at 2489 North Bonaparte Rd. Call Elaine at 250-456-7391 for information. LAC LA HACHE q Branch 1689 of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Thursdays at the OAPO Hall (Pioneer Centre) at 4822 Clarke St., from 8:30-10:30. Visitors (preteens, teens and adults – male and female) are always welcome. LONE BUTTE q O.U.T. (Other Unusual Talents) Group meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, starting at 10 a.m. at the Lone Butte Community Hall. For more information, call Pat at 250-3952114 or Audrey at 250-395-4206. 108 MILE q Taoist Tai Chi is holding an open house at the 108 Mile Community Hall on Oct. 2 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. For more information, call Karen Broughton at 250-706-8222. WATCH LAKE q The Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department is in dire need of volunteers, or there is a possibility the department will be forced to close. For information about volunteering, call fire chief Andy Palaniak at 250-456-7460. WILLIAMS LAKE q The BC Government Retired Employees Association general meeting/no host lunch will be held at the Williams Lake Seniors Activity Centre at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 7. For more information, call Wendy at 250-398-7306.

100 MILE q Prenatal/infant parent information sessions and lunch drop-in are held at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (#1486 Birch Ave.) on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest speakers present topics of interest to expectant mothers and families with children up to three years old. Call 250-395-5155 for more information. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile and District Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the 100 Mile

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The Forster family members of Forest Grove were the happy winners of the recent Greeny Lake Volunteer Fire Department boat and motor raffle. Daughter Macey, left, dad Brad, mom Lori and son Graydon have already used the boat a lot and are thoroughly enjoying it.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013 100 Mile Free Press

Harvest Dance important fundraiser

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Karen Schuurman

The Lone Butte Historical Association (LBHA) is holding a harvest dance and fundraiser on Oct. 19. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck supper at 6. Mark Allen will be belting out some tunes with all proceeds going toward historical association projects. Tickets are available from the Lone Butte General Store, Lone Butte Sporting Goods and Birch Avenue Barbershop in 100 Mile. Get your tickets now before they are sold out. This is an adult-only event. Election results Recently, the LBHA held its annual general meeting during which Al Jones retained his post as president, Shirley Canning stayed on as vice-president, Gayle Jones will continue as secretary and Verna Desjardine will count the money as treasurer. Directors will be Anna Granberg, Bob Cockram, Mary Carter and Chris Schmidt. Thanks go to all of you who work so hard to preserve the history of our community. AGM scheduled Mark your calenders now for the upcoming and very important Lone Butte-Horse Lake Community Association annual general meeting on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. All meetings are important to our community but the AGM is even more so, as important elections and crucial decisions are made at that time. If the community association applies for any grants from any number of different sponsors, one of the things that is looked at is membership numbers

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This load of illegally dumped garbage was found on Crown land along Watch Lake Road. This time, however, those who discovered the unsightly mess also found some mail with names and addresses on it, and have reported it to the authorities.

and attendance at local functions. It basically boils down that if you don’t have the numbers in a community, you won’t get the financial support to keep things going. So, even if you haven’t come out to any other meeting all year, but would like to support your community, pay your $5 membership fee and attend the AGM. By doing this, you will show that you care about our community and it will help keep funding and events in our little old community of Lone Butte. Craft and flea market Hors e L ake Elementary School is hosting a Flea Market and Craft Sale with a concession on Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If anyone has items

or baking that they would like to donate to the school community tables, they would be gratefully accepted. You can rent your own table for $10. For more information, contact Jan Simpson at 250-395-1380. Meat draws Bi-weekly Sunday meat draws are being held at the Iron Horse Pub from 1 to 3 p.m.

with the next one on Oct. 13 to raise money for the Lone Butte Fire Department. Fire chief Jon Grieve wanted to remind everyone that Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6 -12 and for people to be vigilant about preventing kitchen fires, as they are one of the leading causes of home fires.

Club would like to thank everyone who supported them this year. Members had a great year and did extremely well at Show and Sale in Williams Lake in August with a Grand Champion in Fancy Doe class, Reserve Grand Champion in Commercial Rabbit class and second in Small Engines. Club members would like to remind everyone they still have club raffle tickets for sale with the draw happening on Oct. 20. Anyone who is interested in 4H is invited to come to their year end banquet on Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lone Butte Community Hall. Call Heidi Meier at 250-395-6039 for information on the banquet or 4H in general.

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