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Grades 4-7 students at Raft River Elementary rehearse scenes for a flashmob video in an effort to raise funds to revitalize the back courtyard at the school. See more photos on page A10. Photo by Yevonne Cline

Raft River students create flashmob video Yevonne Cline Raft River students want your vote. The Raft River Parents Advisory Committee (PAC) along with the help of grades 4-7 students and two former CSS students from Mr. Menard’s video class produced a Flashmob video to enter an idea into the Aviva Community Fund to help revitalize the back courtyard at their School. The Aviva Community Fund is giving away $1,000,000 for ideas to create positive change in Canada and Raft River PAC is looking for your vote to help them win.  “Raft River PAC has been working towards funding for

the revitalization of the back courtyard for the intermediate grades,” said chairperson Sabine Cooperman. “Currently with 300 students, the one playground area in the front is too small. Last January, we provided the intermediate students with several design options,” she said. “And then they voted on what they wanted.” “The courtyard is not landscaped and currently consists of two picnic tables, broken pavement, two basketball hoops without nets and a small climbing feature. The PAC would like to see sophisticated play equipment that is designed for older kids, as well as bench seating including some with inlayed board games and landscaping

— something for everyone,” said Cooperman. "Raft River PAC has approached several playground companies for designs, equipment and prices." “If funding is successful the project will include paving of court areas for hockey, handball and tennis. As well as new pieces of play equipment potentially including an Explorer Dome, Galaxy Supernova and Galaxy Spica’s. All equipment will be wheelchair accessible. "The courtyard will be dedicated to Courtney and Skye Buck, a couple who tragically lost their lives in a car accident last year. Both were local Clearwater school teachers, prominent and well known

members of the Clearwater community. With the permission of the School District, and both families of Skye and Courtney Buck, the students unanimously voted to dedicate the courtyard to the two teachers, noted Cooperman in a press release. The two teachers showed what their true love was – teaching students. They both had a spirit of leadership and were amazing influences on our school community." “We’ve been busy writing grants,” said PAC treasurer Samantha Braaten. “We’ve received a grant from North Thompson Community Foundation as well as donations from the BID Group




of Companies, Canfor, Steelworkers Community Fund and Yellowhead Community Services. Support has also been received from United Way, District of Clearwater, TRU Athletics Department, RBC, SD #73 and NEST Timber Home Designs. As well, Raft River PAC through the students, have been fundraising at various events such as Movie Night at the school, selling Kicking Horse Coffee, Purdy's Chocolates and more. Anyone wishing to help with the project can drop off a donation at Raft River School. A tax receipt will be issued by the School Board office in Kamloops, for any amount exceeding $20,” said Braaten. Continued on page A3




Thursday, October 3, 2013 Clearwater Times

Record crowd at United Way's Kickoff Breakfast Kamloops This Week A record-setting crowd ambled into the Kamloops Convention Centre on Tuesday, Sept. 24, to attend the 2013 United Way Kickoff Breakfast. There were so many people, in fact — 523 — that two breakfast lines were set up outside the banquet room. The annual event held early in the morning is always a bustling affair as the business community in Kamloops and outlying areas meet to pledge support to the United Way, which helps myriad agencies and programs throughout the Thompson, Nicola and Cariboo regions. Executive director Brenda Aynsley detailed some of the work the United Way has done and continues to do — including in-school mentoring of more than 300 students; helping 174 highschool students take part in Youth Day of Caring; awarding 16 youth-initiative grants; buying five sport wheelchairs for disabled athletes; helping create three neighbourhood associations; partnering with the Kamloops Homelessness Plan; and arranging eight Kamloops Rent Bank loans. In 2012, the United Way raised $2.2 million, which was $200,000 more than its goal of $2 million. This year, the organization is again aiming to raise $2 million for worthy causes — and it got a massive boost at the breakfast via corporate pledges:



The Farmers Market is held every Saturday morning from 9-12 May thru October next to the Interior Whitewater building. We are quickly approaching the end of our season, but you can still find a good assortment of fresh, local, seasonal vegetables, Fair Trade Coffee, Belgium Chocolates and baked goods right through to the end of October.


Ideal for Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners 6 cups cubed turnip 2 Tbs. butter 2 eggs, beaten 3 Tbs. flour 1 Tbs. brown sugar 1 tsp. baking powder salt & pepper to taste pinch nutmeg 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs 2 Tbs. butter melted Cook turnips until tender. Drain and mash. Add butter and eggs. Beat well. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir into turnips. Butter a casserole and put in turnip mixture. Combine crumbs and butter. Sprinkle on top. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes, or until light brown on top. Serves 6.

This Saturday morning from 9-12 at the Interior Whitewater building.

• Highland Valley Copper will donate a maximum of $300,000 through its program of matching employee donations dollar for dollar. • CN Rail will donate $21,675. • Kelson Group will donate $15,000. • Canadian Tire will donate more than $10,000 ($3,300 plus proceeds from staff members donating one day's wages). • KGHM Ajax will donate $10,000. • Royal Bank of Canada will donate $11,000. • CIBC branches in Kamloops, Logan Lake, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake will donate $6,000. • HMZ Law will donate $5,000. • Moly-Cop will donate $5,000. • Scotiabank downtown branch will donate $3,550. • Bank of Montreal will donate $3,500. • TRU Sports Lounge will donate 100 per cent of all proceeds from food sales on Sunday, Sept. 29. In addition, a number of companies have pledged to match employee donations at 100 per cent and 50 per cent levels. The kickoff breakfast also recognized last year's fundraising efforts, with a number of awards handed out: • Largest Regional Employee Campaign: CEP Local 10B at Domtar ($76,904). • Largest Cariboo Corporate and Employee Campaign: Gibraltar Mines ($100,000-plus). • Quantum Leap Award (largest year-to-year increase in contributions): United Steelworkers at Canfor Vavenby ($5,600 to $20,000). • Largest Regional Campaign Corporate: Highland Valley Copper. • Regional Rookie Award: District of Clearwater ($3,000). • Highest Per Capita Giving Award: Bank of Montreal Columbia Street Branch (41 employees). • Largest Regional Employer Campaign: Highland Valley Copper/United Steelworker Local 7619 ($335,000-plus). • Kamloops Rookie Campaign: Lafarge • Most Fun Special Event: Finning Canada • Greatest Impact Special Event: Jail and Bail (raised $32,000 in 2011 and $92,000 in 2012). For more information on the United Way's efforts in the Kamloops area, go online to www.





Raise-a-Reader Campaign day Susanne Butcher, one of a team of people helps fundraise for the Raise-aReader campaign in Clearwater on Sept. 25. The group was out collecting donations for the campaign and in return were handing out a Kamloops special edition newspaper as part of the Raise-a-Reader campaign. “All funds raised are matched by government and stay in our community,” said Butcher. "For example funds go towards Mother Goose and Partner Assistance Learning. This is the third year Clearwater has taken part in the campaign." Photo by Yevonne Cline

Little Fort gets new signage from Regional District Times staff Little Fort has three new 'Welcome to Little Fort' signs thanks to the Thompson Nicola Regional District.


Family reunions can be a lot of fun. Reconnecting with family members can also be a good time to learn more about your family’s health history. it will help you answer your doctor’s questions like: “is there any diabetes, heart disease or cancer in your family?” Knowing about your family’s health history can help you take preventative measures to keep yourself in good health. Keeping your eyes healthy is very important. Part of a regular eye exam is to have a dilated eye exam which allows the eye doctor to have a good look at the retina at the back of the eye. some diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes and macular degeneration are often symptomless in the early stages, but could be discovered with a dilated eye examination. Have you had your eyes checked lately? If you drink fat-reduced milk (skim, 1%, 2%), you aren’t missing out on any important nutrients. You will get no less calcium or vitamins in the low-fat version. If now is the time you’ve decided to stop smoking, you might be interested to know you can start using nicotine replacement therapy like patches or lozenges while you are still smoking. If you are a heavy smoker, start with the strongest patch and you will find you will automatically adjust your nicotine intake from one source when you add another. Our pharmacists can help you with this. We’d be happy to help you stop smoking. Drop in and see us soon.

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"Bill Kershaw was approached in April to see if TNRD would assist the small community with the purchase of welcome signs and was very pleased that the TNRD generously purchased them for us," said Maureen Nelson in a news release. The new signs include a graphic of the local ferry.

"Little Fort is very proud of its reaction Ferry and to have the Ferry on the "Welcome to Little Fort" signs is shown in its honour."  The signs are on Highway 5 North and South of entering Little Fort and one is at the bottom of Highway 24 just after the Lemieux Creek bridge. 

Do not miss this once in a life time opportunity to spend some time with Renowned Conservationist-Author-Artist

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Clearwater Secondary School

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Robert Bateman is coming to Clearwater Oct. 4 Submitted If you have not heard - Robert Bateman is coming to Clearwater, Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. to the Clearwater Secondary School. The following is a little introduction to this extraordinary man. Born in 1930 in Toronto, Mr. Bateman grew up with a deep fascination for the natural world and his need to understand it. As a small child, he would record all the birds he saw in his neighborhood and during his teenage years, he began interpreting nature into a variety of artistic styles. He was greatly inspired by the Group of Seven - the most important group of Canadian artist of the early

20th Century ( One might think he would leave high school to study art, but in fact he studied geography at the University of Toronto. He then went on to the Ontario College of Education, and became a high school geography teacher. He would paint during his spare time and his work began receiving major interest. Since 1967 he had several oneman exhibitions. His show at the Smithsonian Institute in 1987 drew huge crowds. According to one website, his work was included in collections HRH The Prince Philip, the late Princess Grace of Monaco and

Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. His love for the natural world and his incredible artwork has earned many accolades, such as being in the top 100 environmental proponents of the 20th Century by the Audubon Society of Canada, and having a secondary, high school and elementary school named after him. He has also received numerous honorary doctoral degrees. To hear Mr. Bateman speak is something you truly don’t want to miss. This event is part of the Wells Gray World Heritage Series.  Robert Bateman Times file photo

TNRD vignettes recognized by UBCM Thompson-Nicola Regional District The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has received an honourable mention from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities at the Community Excellence Awards in the Best Practices — Civic Engagement category for a series of promotional vignettes focused on communities in the Regional District. The honour was announced during the annual gathering of the UBCM in Vancouver on Thursday, Sept. 19. The vignettes were spearheaded by the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission, using a grant from the Northern Development Initiative Trust. The production of the vignettes was also helped by the film commission's expertise and access to industry professionals free of charge.

Randy Murray, chair of the TNRD, had high praise for all those involved in producing the vignettes, which he calls a valuable tool in raising awareness about the communities and municipalities in the TNRD. “Small municipalities and unincorporated communities often do not have the capacity to develop the materials required to reach their target markets,” Murray said. “These vignettes, which we were able to produce at no cost to the taxpayer, will help spread the word about the great things our regional district has to offer.” The seven vignettes cover a broad spectrum of topics, from festivals to rural living, to economic opportunities. The vignettes can be seen on the TNFC website http://www.tnrdfilm. com/videos and YouTube.

Raft River students and PAC want your vote Continued from page A1 Total cost of the revitalized courtyard is expected to be close to $120,000. “We hope to get some of the funding from Aviva Community Fund," said Braaten. Thousands of ideas compete for a piece of the $1,000,000 during the course of a three month competition. Will Raft River be a winner of the Avia Community Fund? The group is asking for your vote. Starting Sept. 30 you can go to and cast your vote. There are three qualifying rounds. Round 1 is Sept. 30 to Oct. 14. If enough votes are posted we go on to Round 2, Oct. 21 – Nov. 4. and then Round 3, Nov. 11 – Nov. 25. Semi-finalists will be notified Nov. 28 and will have five days to update their ideas before the semi-final voting period.  "You must be 18 years or older and registered in to the site to vote. Click on the “Vote now” button on Courtney and Skye acf17236. You can also register through your Facebook account and vote directly from the Aviva Community Fund page at Facebook.

com/AvivaCommunityFund or you can go the Faceook page for Raft River PAC and follow the link," said Braaten. You are allowed to cast 15 votes during each of the three qualifying rounds and another 15 votes during the Semi-Finals but you can only vote for each idea once a day. You can not vote on behalf of someone else.  Judging of the ideas will be based on impact – 25 per cent; likelihood of success – 15 per cent; longevity and sustainability – 30 per cent; originality – 5 per cent; submission quality – 10 per cent and votes – 15 per cent. If a broker votes for an idea, it’s automatically entered into the brokerage competition, giving it another chance to win funding. Raft River Pac wants you to reach out to family and friends so show their support.

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What’s Happening


Bear Aware There have been several bear sightings reported throughout the community. It is important to note that “a fed bear is a dead bear”. Most people are not aware of their role in the destruction of bears. If humans allow bears to access non-natural food sources such as garbage, they help to create "problem" bears. In most cases, "problem" bears must be destroyed because they damage property and are a potential threat to human safety. Managing bear attractants will help keep the bears from wandering into areas they shouldn’t be in. Some tips include keep all garbage and pet food in bear proof containers, pick all fruits and berries when ripe, only use bird feeders in the winter, and ensure that your barbeque is cleaned. Fire Ban is Over As of October 1st, 2013 at noon the District of Clearwater Fire Ban is over. Please follow the following requirements as per Bylaw No. 79, 2013 A bylaw to amend regulation Bylaw for the Volunteer Fire Department of the District of Clearwater The following outdoor fires are permitted without permit but will be subject to Section 2.30 and other parts of this bylaw where applicable.    

Open burning of dry garden and yard refuse is allowed during Spring and Fall each year, however, open burning is banned within the District of Clearwater effective noon June 15, each year until October 1, each year outdoor cooking devices using propane, natural gas or charcoal for the grilling or barbequing of food. small fire pits used for warmth or the preparation of food using seasoned wood fuel burning barrels must be covered with ½” screen mesh secured over the opening of the burning barrel. Burning barrels are to be located a minimum of 10 meters from any structure, building, trees, vegetation, or other flammable object.

To view the entire bylaw go to District Surveys Have you completed the Community Recreation Healthy Living and Communications Survey yet? The District is very interested in your opinion. Please drop your surveys off at the District office. Roundabout Etiquette Check out the District website at and the District Facebook for Driving tips in the Roundabout or come to the District office for a copy at 132 Station Rd. Upcoming Events October 4th, 2013 – Robert Bateman presentation – Tickets available at the Wells Gray Information Centre October 19th, 2013 – 7th Annual Dessert Extravaganza Check out the Community Recreation Program to register for upcoming courses or programs or call Eleanor at 250.674.1878. Upcoming Meetings of Council October 15th, 2013 – Parks and Recreation/Infrastructure Committee meeting – 5:00pm October 15th, 2013 – Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm November 5th, 2013 - Economic Development/Finance & Audit Committee meeting – 5:00pm November 5th, 2013 – Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm

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“ When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.” - Otto Von Bisarck, German chancellor guest editorial

Closures lead to new understanding


Order, not chaos, is safer Editor, The Times:

The shortest distance between two points is, I am convinced, a Clearwater mantra. Imagine my surprise as I entered our new traffic roundabout to be nose to nose with a pickup proceeding in the opposite direction. Apparently this genius decided that the fastest way to get his

north bound pickup on to the Well Grey Road was to go left in the circle in spite of clear signage to the contrary. Had I been a semi he may have become a hood ornament on a Kenworth. If this were an isolated incident of bad driving, I would feel safer, but unfortunately it seems a bit of an epidemic here.

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For example, Safety Mart parking lot can be a bit of a gong show: vehicles entering the parking lot on the liquor store corner when the signage clearly designates this as a exit only again the shortest distance between two points. The traffic flow in the parking lot, as in the traffic circle is designed for predictability and therefore safety, but out of old habits or shear cursedness some of our drivers insist on imposing their adhoc, unpredictable driving style on the motoring public. Now I’m not the perfect driver and have made my share of mistakes, but my intent is to follow the rules, as do a majority of Clearwater drivers. So to the 20 per cent of free form misbehaviours wake up and smell the coffee.

Wes Morden Blackpool, B.C.

Travelling through Prince Edward Island this summer, it was impossible not to notice the plethora of churches. While many remain open, others are closed or are for sale. A sign in front of one church read, "Church for sale. Bargain basement price". Other churches have new uses: one church we saw had become a city hall, and another was a food market. All of this hit close to home as my church is also closing. The closure of churches has become commonplace. Many faith communities have experienced the discomfort that accompanies closing a church. When a church closes, its congregation is forced to think beyond the four walls of its worship space, and to redefine the meaning of church. The Second Vatican council articulated an image of the church that can help congregations move forward. In this image, the church is more than a building or an institution. Drawing from the formation of the ancient Hebrews into the people of God and to the early gatherings of the first Christians, this image envisions the church as the pilgrim people of God: a community on a journey. While I have always liked this image, it has taken on new meaning for me as my faith community prepares to lock the doors of a much-beloved building, and wrestles with a more expansive vision of church. I understand the reasons why my particular church is closing. I understand that bricks and mortar do not make a church; people do. Despite this knowledge, my heart rebels against losing a place that nurtured my faith. Part of my family's history is deeply intertwined with this particular place. Five generations ago, my great-grandparents owned the property and lived on the site where the present day church is located. A portion of their home survives in the long-defunct rectory that is attached to the back of the church. Years ago, my mother, my children and I took a trip down memory lane with my grandmother. We wandered through the old rectory as my grandmother reminisced about her life as a child in the long ago renovated spaces. "Here," she said, "was where my sisters and I slept. Over there, that was my brother's room." When she died a number of years later, she was buried from the church that had been her childhood home.

Last year, we celebrated my daughter's wedding in this church. My grandmother would have been delighted: where she had once sat on the porch with her future husband, and where her own life had come full circle, her granddaughter began a new life as a married woman. This is the place where my faith journey began; like other members of my family, I was baptized here as an infant. Though the intervening years took me away to other churches in other places, returning here was a spiritual homecoming. While my family's connection to the site of the church is unique, we share our affection for this place with others. For successive generations, families came here to mark life's most significant events. Right up until the last Mass, descendants of the first families to sit in the pews walked through the doors on a Sunday morning; children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of the Italian immigrant families that first populated the parish returned to be married; young parents of today, even if they no longer resided here, came to present their own children for baptism. Our ancestors were buried from here, and the memorial stained glass windows made them present to us. We practiced our common beliefs and spirituality as we sat in the pews and mingled in the hall. We walked together through life's best and worst moments. In the benevolent shadow of the church, we inspired one another to live our faith daily through a myriad of subtle actions. It is difficult to separate our pilgrimage from the building. We associate this place with our spiritual journey and with the deep bonds of friendship that the members of one generation passed onto the next. It is difficult to say goodbye to a place that has meant so much to so many. With heavy hearts, we lock the doors. With hopeful hearts, we carry with us to a new place the spirit of hospitality, generosity and charity that has animated us for generations. This spirit is part of the DNA of our community. No building owns it or can restrict it; it lives in us. We are the church. Troy Media columnist Louise McEwan has degrees in English and Theology. She has a background in education and faith formation. Her blog is

Voices United begins practice session Editor, The Times:

The Voices United Community Choir has been performing a cantata, which presents the story of Christmas, for over 10 years. This year, "A New Birth, A New Beginning" has been chosen and practices start Oct. 9.  The doors to the Catholic church will be open at 4 p.m. for singers to

pick up their music and director Louise Weaver will start the learning process at 4:30 p.m. Anyone who wishes to join is welcome.  Practices will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays until Dec. 11. The choir donates all the proceeds of their performance to a local group.  The full cantata will be sung for the public

on Dec. 14 at the Clearwater Baptist Church and money collected at the door will be given to Wells Gray Search and Rescue to thank them for the difficult and stressful job they do for the community.

Mary Neathway Secretary - treasurer Clearwater United Church

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Question of the Week


Do you think we are going to have an early winter?

Corrinne Cruderman:

Yes, I do think we are going to have an early winter.

Rose Phillip:

Sure. I think so because of the nice weather we're having now.

Shannon Parkhouse:

I think so. It's getting cold out now.

Thomas Cook:

I do not look forward to winter. It should come around my birthday, Nov. 21.

Uranium and thorium powered reactors Editor, The Times:

By the end of World War II prototypes of thorium-powered reactors had been built and their safe production of power had been amply demonstrated. According to those in the know, thorium-powered reactors are far safer than uranium reactors — virtually incapable of meltdowns — much cheaper to build — produce about 10 per cent of uranium’s wastes and, among other things, can be scaled to power the need of small communities. So, one may ask, why, when there was a much safer option, was uranium chosen as the fuel

of the future? Well, it turns out that you don't get the big bang out of thorium. You know, the big bang that can vaporize cities like Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In fact, it's not clear that one can get a bang out of thorium at all. Under the influence of Admiral Hyman Rickover, who has been called the father of the U.S. nuclear program, uranium was pushed to the fore. Why? Well uraniums's byproducts can be easily weaponized. An unholy alliance between corporate American and the U.S. military made sure that uranium

Ironically, two countries that sures, and Fukashima continues was the fuel of choice, despite to leak radioactivity into the the fact that its far more unstable currently are responsible for pouring much dirty coal smoke Pacific Ocean, one has to reflect and dangerous. into the atmosphere and have on this bad decision to use uraSo, as Roy Grigg points out extensive nuclear facilities, India nium instead of thorium. in the North Islander — “We And it's not over yet! have a planet loaded with nucle- and China, are now building models of thorium reactors. ar bombs, massive amounts of Dennis Peacock As Three Mile Island and persistent radioactive wastes, Clearwater, B.C. Chernobyl stir restlessly under reactors capable of catastrophic their concrete and steel enclomeltdowns and unmanageable radioactive contamination.” The sheeplike behavHOME HARDWARE IS A CANADIAN OWNED COMPANY iour of other countries — Russia, France, England, Canada and many others (including of course, Israel) is equally remarkable. Surely some of them had knowledge about thorium?

Writer has questions on schoolhouse Don’t Forget Your Fall Bulbs Editor, The Times:

Decisions for the renovations to the interior of the much discussed, 1939 built Avola log school house may be finalized as soon as Oct. 8. When, where, how and by whom is still taking shape.  This letter to the Editor is the last chance for me to speak about this topic before it becomes a done deal.  I have just a few preliminary questions... Does the TNRD have a Mission Statement regarding historic-heritage values? Has anyone in the TNRD consulted with experts or done research comparing the Avola log school house with other historic-tourist locations? Has anyone gathered statistics about how many tourists seek out historic locations in western Canada? And how much money they are spending? Have any historians who live within the TNRD come to look and offered their expertise to the TNRD regarding this unique piece of property? Does the TNRD Area B: Thompson Headwaters Services Committee have a Mission Statement regarding tourism? Do the Avola

residents have a Mission Statement or goals and hopes for their community? Are there existing user groups interested in having their needs met? Does the THSC know what they need? Has the Avola Reunion Committee voiced their experience hosting events at the site? Feedback from guests? Significance of preserving the site? Does each group know what the other groups are striving for? Has there been a place, time and leadership to understand each other before tens-of thousands-of-dollars of taxes are spent? Foundational question: Is the TNRD owned site in Avola a one room school house? Or is it just a building? Does this site matter to a mere 50-or-so people who live in this place at this time? Or do decisions made at this time have an impact on a far greater number of people travelling to Canada from many places for many years to come?  From there other questions can be answered: Will the meeting to vote about interior renovations retain the features of a school house  (chalk boards, original shelving)? Or will these 55-75 year old furnishings end up in the landfill? Continued on page A6

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John Harwood was elected president of the North Thompson Hospital Association following the resignation of Mrs. C. Shook. Harwood said, “I will do my very best to help towards getting a hospital up here — after 28 trips to Kamloops last year for medical attention for my family, I promise whole-hearted support.”



Clearwater Improvement District announced that the water system would be extended as far as the hotel and Harby’s subdivision. Chairman Jack Foote said people who had paid connection fees west of there would get their money back. RCMP stated they had charged a large number of drivers after

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receiving noise complaints, including one from the Improvement District.


HISTORICAL Perspective

A Clearwater youth received nine months in jail following a series of crimes that began in Birch Island and ended in Merritt. In between were one fraud count, two break-ins, a truck stolen, gas stolen from a self-service outlet. One day later the pickup was rolled to the tune of $4,000 in damages, after which a car and another truck were stolen and abandoned after they ran out of gas. Ollie Deane of Little Fort grew 51 pounds of spuds from one potato plant in a Women’s Institute contest. The Minister of Health reversed an earlier decision and decided against any expansion at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater.





YEARS AGO: A gathering of friends and relatives raised over $1,000 for a bursary to honor Nettie Dewitt to mark her 100th birthday. The CNT Rod and Gun Club held their 4th annual Pistol Shoot. First prize, Smith & Wesson .38 calibre hand gun, was won by James Pusey of Blue River. Score – 450.



MLA Bud Smith received a commitment from B.C. Parks to add paving of the Wells Gray Park Road as far as Helmcken Falls to the

next year’s budget. Planned changes in the planer mill at Weyerhaeuser’s Vavenby mill could cost about six jobs, said plant manager Bob Taylor. Ronaye Havisto, TNRD director for Avola and Blue River, said she had no intention of resigning as TNRD representative after being accused of lying to the TNRD board regarding a meeting she and fellow director Boyd Elliot had with Municipal Affairs Minister Rita Johnson.



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charges and issued 15 warnings during an Operation Impact seat belt blitz.



A proposed snowmobile trail connecting Clearwater to 100 Mile House needed about $5,000 worth of work to finish, said Clearwater Sno-Drifters’ Ralph Sunderman. Quite a bit had been done over the summer by a crew funded by FRBC. Avola’s millpond received a major face-lift in a federal Fisheries and Oceans project. The project included seven fish

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Garret Toma won third place at the World Sub-Junior (under 18) in New Delhi, India. Toma set four Canadian records while winning his bronze medal – one for each of the three events in powerlifting, plus one for his overall total. Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger announced $300,000 in federalprovincial infrastructure funding to link two community water systems – Vavenby water System and the Vavenby Southside system.


YEARS AGO: Clearwater Secondary School students Jennifer Neufeld and Stephanie

Maggrah shaved the heads of teacher Sylvain Menard and principal Alan Stell as part of a Terry Fox fundraiser. The fundraiser raised about $1,200, roughly ten times the previous year's total. More that 70 people attended a federal all-candidates' forum in Clearwater. All four candidates were present: Liberal Ken Sommerfeld of the Liberals, Conservative Cathy McLeod, New Democrat Michael Crawford and Green Donovan Cavers.



Premier Christy Clark pledged her support for getting additional electrical power to the North Thompson Valley. She made the commitment during a speech to the Union of BC Municipalities convention.

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A Forest Practices Board audit has found several instances of noncompliance in operations of the McBride Community Forest in the Robson Valley. Issues included failure to show road locations on site plan maps; five access roads were upgraded and used without authorization; the status of cutblocks was not reported to government when required; and accurate silviculture information was not maintained by the community forest. Collectively the concerns raise serious questions about the community forest corporation's diligence

and attention to detail, the Board said in a statement. Officials with the McBride Community Forest Corporation (MCFC) responded that the organization "accepted the findings" and "accepts full responsibility." Board chair Rick Thompson said "MCFC takes very seriously the findings...and has already undertaken steps to improve in all five cases outlined in the FPB report." The McBride community forest was selected for audit by a random draw. Valemount's community forest was chosen at the same time and that audit resulted in a clean audit report last December.

Schoolhouse more that a building to Deckert Continued from page A5 Will the residents (at least 10 per cent of the population) who are out-of-town on the day of the meeting/vote be allowed to communicate their wishes in some other way? Or will valuable opinions be lost? Will the residents have the opportunity, freedom and time to reach a consensus? Or will the allotted time to vote be part of a regular business meeting? Who will be allowed to vote? Renters?  Those who live down the road? Those who visit, but do not live in Avola year-round? Only Canadian citizens? What age? Will all three user groups be consulted: the local residents, the reunion guests, the tourists? Do the opinions of these people matter? Past residents? Former stu-

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dents? Former teachers? Historians? Educators? Is this vote binding to the Area B director and the rest of the TNRD, or is it only an opinion poll?  Short question: Will the fate of this building, potentially of value to so many, be decided once-and-for-all like the vote about the exterior of the building at the pre-meeting on June 18, 2013 by a “majority vote”of two verses three? To me, these things are not in question: The role of the One Room School House in the development of western Canada is as significant as the role of the transcontinental railroad. The courage of the city-educated teacher, stepping off the train, alone, into rural Canada to teach the children of immigrants in a one-room schoolhouse is equivalent, in my opinion, to the courage of each individual member of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police facing the frozen north. The significance to me of the One Room School House, is more than “just a building” in the same way that the Canadian flag is more than “just a piece of cloth.” The One Room School House opened up this wide and wonderful land to settlement. Preserving this one? To me, it is not a question.

Eleanor Deckert, Avola, B.C.

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Mine claims show promising amounts of gold By Andrea Klassen, Kamloops This Week When First Americas Gold took over a series of mine claims about 70 kilometres north of Kamloops, they knew there was probably some gold in the land. They didn’t, however, expect to find evidence of quite so much of it. Earlier this month, the Vancouverbased company announced it had identified a six-kilometre-long, one-kilometrewide area at its Kamloops Copper-Gold property that appears to be rich in gold. “It was a little bit of a surprise for us to discover the magnitude of that zone,” First Americas CEO and president Drew Bonnell told KTW. “There was some historical evidence

that there was some gold there and some good grade gold way back into the ‘80s, but not to the scale that we’ve actually uncovered,” Bonnell said. We’re pretty excited about that opportunity. It’s a large system and it seems to have all the right components to it, the right geology.” First Americas’ geology team also believes it has located a massive sulfidecopper deposit on the property 24 kilometres northeast of Barriere. That find is less surprising, Bonnell said. First Americas’ claims surround a copper deposit discovered in the 1980s, and Bonnell said multiple deposits are not uncommon. “These deposits of mineralized ore seem to accumulate in clusters, in pods

very similar to a pearl necklace,” he said. “Where there’s one massive sulfide deposit in this region, typically there’s others along the string of pearls and it’s a matter of just trying to find where they are.” Bonnell said the difficulty at the site is that there is little visible rock to give clues about what lies in the ground. It’s only because of recent developments in geo-chemistry that the team was able to locate the deposits as quickly as it has — First Americas only took over the site fully this summer. “By using these new techniques, we think we’re on to something,” Bonnell said. “And some of these techniques have only been available in the mining world really for the last six months. So, we’re

using some pretty sophisticated science.” Now that it has identified possible deposit sites, the company wants to begin drilling in the area this year, Bonnell said. If early findings are positive, more exploratory drilling would follow next spring. While the project is in the very early stages, Bonnell said First Americas is hopeful it may eventually be able develop a mine at the site. He said the company has already reached out to the Simpcw First Nation to make it aware of its plans and is working on setting up a meeting with the band’s chief and council.  “If it goes down that road, we have the attitude that we’re going to make sure we do things right every step along the way,” he said.

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of how the mining industry is building and sustaining communities across B.C. Mining supports thousands of well-paying, secure jobs for families in communities throughout our province and continues to be a vital part of our economy," said Bill Bennett Minister of Energy and Mines.

WILLIAMS LAKE - Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines, joined over 600 guests at Gibraltar Mine to celebrate the successful completion of its new mill and the hiring of 150 additional workers. The addition of the new employees makes Gibraltar one of the largest employers in the Cariboo. The mine, operated by Taseko Mines Limited, just completed the recent $325-million development that included the new facility rOyaL CaNadIaN LEGION and addition to their mining fleet. The new BraNCH 259 mill is a 30,000-ton-per-day,standalone facility that enhances operating flexibility and reli257 Glen road • Clearwater Bar ability. Open The new development, which is part of the Thanksgiving 1pm BC Job Plan goal to open eight new mines MeaT Draw 3-5pm and expand nine others in British Columbia 50/50 4-5pm by 2015, will extend the life of the mine until 2039. Mineral exploration and mining are imporNon Legion members please sign in at the door. Must be 19 years or older tant economic drivers for British Columbia. The production value of B.C.'s mining industry was approximately $8.3 billion in 2012. Since the BC Jobs Plan was released, two new mines are in operation, and six more are under construction or permitted. The Province also has approved six major expansions of existing mines. EvEning DinnEr spEcials 4-7pm "The addition of 150 new workers at Looking for a fun place to hold that Christmas Party, the Gibraltar Mine is an excellent example Birthday Party, Anniversary, Small Reunion or Wedding?


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A crew from Armco Construction work on the Vavenby Community Hall recently. (l-r): Glen Carson, Amanda Sabyan, Tyler Dunn, Rob Kerslake, and Steve Noble Photo by Robyn Rexin

Work continues at Vavenby hall Robyn Rexin TNRD Area A representative Tim Pennell is impressed with the progress on the Vavenby Community Hall. Most of the new ceiling is in, the post and beams are out and have been replaced with shoring or support walls to hold the ceiling up until the trusses are put in. The crew has put shoring walls in downstairs

as well to support the upstairs’ floor. These shoring are temporary. Some of the crew have been working outside. They have taken off about threequarters of the old siding and removed the entrance. The TNRD received an $80,000 federal gas tax grant to help pay for the work being done on the hall. The rest of the money has come

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A day to remember with Royce and Nancy Gibson windows of the frame one-room school they were currently using. About 10 years ago, Uncle Lloyd Gibson and Jack Maciejko had hitched two teams of horses to a cable wrapped around the building and dragged it up the river on the ice from Wire Cache. Up the hill on main street of town where they had been sledding only a few weeks ago, Royce and his sisters met other families gathering: the Craigs, Cederholms, Vaginskis, Kellys, Chokoloks, Lundeburgs, Sawchucks, Dillaboughs. Some would ride in cars, some in wagons. The big boys, Royce included, would walk the 6 miles or so to the sport field.

Eleanor Deckert May 24, 1938. Avola The annual school sports day. Students from Avola were ready to challenge the McMurphy students at running, jumping, 3-legged race and the big finale: the base ball game. The mid-point meeting place was Wire Cache in Oscar LaBell's field. Royce Gibson, (his 13th birthday was the very next day) set off walking to school with his sisters: Frances (age 11), Verna (age 10), and Vivien (age 9), leaving little brother Carmen home with his mother, Mary Ellen (Marsh) Gibson. Royce was new to the thick forests, vast mountains and wide river valley of the North Thompson, having moved from the prairies only last year. His mother was afraid of the river, but his father, Gerald, had been to Avola before. In 1920, just after the forest fire, Gerald had come to cut poles, shakes and rail road ties. And so the family had returned to join Gerald's brothers, Lloyd and Carman and their parents, William and Edith (Bissel) Gibson, to work their farm on the east side of the river. Their two-story home was built on three foot pilings in anticipation of the river flooding. Fertilized by the silt,

May 24, 1938 McMurphy Nancy Holt (age 12), sister, Joyce (age 13), Joan (age 7), and little sister, Patricia (age 2), lived in the

McMurphy Station House. Her father, Frank Ewart Holt (who came to the valley with his Dad in 1910), had been working up and down the valley for Canadian National Railway since 1924, about the time he had married Henrietta Emmiline Bester. Allowed to wear shorts since it was a sport day, the girls crossed the river on the three-year-old suspension bridge with Connie Nord (age 8). A car came from Avola and the children piled in. On top of the excitement of the day of competition was the greatly anticipated picnic: egg, beef and cheese sandwiches, canned fruit, pies, cakes and cookies. Best of all, Mrs. Cederholm, the lady with 10 children who was also the Avola mid-wife, was bringing home made ice cream! And so, on this day to remember, as Nancy

stepped up to the plate, ready for the pitch. Royce crouched behind her as the catcher. Frustrated by his continuous razzing to break her focus, Nancy scolded, "Oh hush up. You're so mouthy." Six years later, Royce would join the army, serving as a gunner in 2nd AntiTank Regiment of 2nd Canadian Division. Six years later Nancy would write him letters in Belgium, Holland and Germany. Eight and a half years later, Dec. 27, 1946, was another day both Royce and Nancy would always remember. "She was my Christmas present!" Royce explains that they were married in Avola in his grandfather's home. Seven children, 15 grandchildren, 10 great grand children and over 75 years later, May 24, 1938, is still a day both Royce and Nancy remember.

Swimming in the creek near Avola in the late 1930's: Beth, Jean and Billy Kelly and Frances, Verna and Vivien Gibson with cousin Gerry Gibson. Photo from Bob Jensen's collection.

their fields grew fine crops. Gerald built his family a house on the west side of the river. Royce could see the scar from the forest fire 18 years ago. Turing right, the children passed the old Community Hall where Whist, cribbage, dances and dinners brought the commu-

nity together. Crossing the train tracks, the children passed between the store and the boarding house. The sounds of the axe and the smell of new wood caused them to look over to the building site where Hemming Wicklund and John Sjogard, two Finlanders, were at

work on the new log Community Hall. Last year they had finished a new log school at McMurphy for a total of $500. There was talk of "The Finn Boys" building a new log school house in Avola next year. The children were eager to watch the process from the

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Break and enter During the week of Sept. 16 there were a number of break and enters to residences on the flats.  In a number of cases, items in storage were taken while in other cases, entry was made to the house, but nothing was taken. It is believed the people responsible may also be responsible for a break-in to the Clearwater District storage yard.  If anyone has information related to these occurrences, please contact the local detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  Thieves in the bush  This past week saw a number of reports of thefts from logging companies in two areas in particular.  Companies working in the Adam's Lake area saw a number of two-way radios go missing from their equipment while workers near Grizzly Lake in the TFL reported a number of generators, power saws and other equipment go missing from a locked vehicle.  Thefts like these happen from time to time and are rarely reported because of the remote location, but police try to encourage people to report these types of incidents if only for information.  If there are local residents who A9


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Spelling Bee Clearwater Rotary team (l-r) Ron Hadley, Peter Bradstock, Leona Madland and Ken Madland won the 2013 Spelling Bee at CSS Sept. 25. The Spelling Bee was part of the fund raising activities for the Raise-a-Reader campaign.  Eight teams participated and many said the words chosen were way harder than the words used in 2012.  The Raise-a-Reader campaign raised over $6,500 in Clearwater and funding is matched by the government. Photo submitted

Post-secondary institutions get $1.8M to support health education Ministry of Advanced Education VICTORIA Students and B.C.'s health sector will benefit from almost $1.8 million in onetime funding for additional student spaces in short-term training programs, Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk announced recently at Camosun College. "We're encouraging education that meets labour demands - training that gets British Columbians ready to contribute here in B.C., and to put a paycheque in their back pocket for doing so," said Virk. "As the demand for health care continues to grow, we need to ensure that we continue to provide the right training in the right place to meet regional demands." The funding, which is targeted at programs running for one year or less, was awarded following a call for proposals to public post-secondary institutions. The almost $1.8 million will support 12 programs, including mental health and addictions and health care assistant, to be offered at eight pub-

lic post-secondary institutions throughout B.C., including Camosun. This will create 221 additional student spaces in 2013-14.

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"This funding will increase spaces in a variety of shortterm programs from mental health and addictions worker training to health care assistant training that support the delivery of front-line care to patients," said Health Minister Terry Lake. "This is a great example of how government is assessing resources and targeting funding to best support the health and well-being of British Columbians." "Camosun is very pleased to receive close to $800,000 this year from the Ministry of Advanced Education to help fund our popular health care assistant and mental health and addictions certificate programs,"

said Camosun president Kathryn Laurin. "This funding is crucial as these programs are in high demand and it allows Camosun to educate more students as professional front-line health workers to provide vital life-enhancing care to individuals and groups in our community who are in critical need of assistance." One-time funding for short-term health education

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A Day of Rafting on Clearwater River – Paddling Home Now, having seriously practised the various strokes, “hold on!” and “get down!” we approached the wild white water of Sabre Tooth Rapids. A few unbelievably exciting, wet moments later, paddles were raised and slapped in the celebration salute. After that, it was more exhilarating stuff interspersed with relaxing drifts where people toppled overboard to swim or float near the raft. Two more stops happened: Claudia had lunch spread out awaiting hungry participants – not meaning the wasps and hornets. Later, rather than shooting through the Kettle – a deadly Class 6 – people and rafts went by bus from one side of it to the other. “I’ve been through it in a kayak a time or two,” Boz told us, “but that was when the water was much lower in late September. You look at it differently when you’re standing beside it figuring out how to tackle it and live to tell the tale.”

Trekking Tales By Kay Knox On a long, quiet stretch of the river following continuous action just below the Kettle, we disturbed some locals: first, a family of mergansers scurried into a quiet backwater to watch our passage, then three herons – Mom, Pop and a half-grown youngster took flight – but not with fright, for we saw them several times. The final time, a bald eagle seemed to be telling them to go somewhere else. Standing on the edge of its nest of sticks high above the river, an osprey piped its classic call, but did not fly away. Perhaps it was ordering a meal from absent parents. A kingfisher flashed back and forth in

front of us from time to time. Somewhere along the way, from my “princess seat” I saw a dipper as well, but no animals appeared. “Bears?” quizzed a young English paddler somewhat excitedly. “There are bears here?” But none appeared. Our guides divide the trip into upper, middle and lower canyons, each one sporting its share of wild rapids and lazy drifting where the guide keeps the raft on course but other paddles are still – except for friendly splashing when the other raft is nearby! Boz also knew how to angle our craft, just so, to douse selected passengers. Each side,

each person, heard their name seconds before being drenched with chilly water. The raft’s amazing design and valves allow small amounts of water to gurgle in as well as emptying the craft quickly. “Okay, team, one more activity for the so inclined,” announced Boz as we neared the sometime island known as Second Eddy to many locals. Rafts were secured on each side of a huge, straightsided rock. Would-be leapers climbed up the fractured sides to the top where Elijah explained the drill. Boz snapped photos as they leapt out and down, landing, except in one case, in water calm enough so they could easily swim to their respective rafts. To the one whose jump put him in swift, swirling current, Boz threw a bag containing rope with such accuracy the rope passed across the swimmer’s shoulder; he grabbed it easily and was pulled to safety. It had been one

thrill after another but, “in 10 – 15 minutes we’ll be at the one-lane bridge,” announced Boz as he pushed away from that huge rock. “The bus will be there for us.” Here, gear was

VICTORIA Government is moving ahead with its commitment to partner with a publicly funded postsecondary institution to develop a school of traditional Chinese medicine. The ministry has received submissions that will be reviewed following the closure of request for expressions of interest that was sent to all 25 publicly funded postsecondary institutions in British Columbia. "A school of traditional Chinese medicine will benefit British Columbians by supporting our innovative health-care system with greater access to preventative and holistic health-care education," said Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk. "As with all new schools and post-secondary train-

ing programs, a number of steps need to occur before any new school can open. This includes establishing a program advisory committee to guide the work." "Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture are growing in popularity," said Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism. "Having a school of traditional Chinese medicine located in a public post-secondary institution will further strengthen the reputation of British Columbia both at home and on the international platform." A program advisory committee will be named shortly. The committee will oversee the development and implementation of the new school and the value to British

Columbians of traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture are designated health professions in British

Columbia under the Health Professions Act and are regulated by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia.

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nice people with whom Joan and I had spent the past 8.5 hours. “I don’t recognize you folks with your clothes on!” I couldn’t resist saying. Generosity, kindness, companionship, fun – and white water! Wheee…

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Liberals raise bar on openness and transparency by proactively making expenses public Submitted OTTAWA– Liberals, at work in Ottawa despite prorogation, are continuing to take concrete steps to increase openness and transparency in Parliament by publicly disclosing their expenses online, said Liberal House Leader, Dominic LeBlanc, and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, James Cowan, in a press release Sept. 19. “Liberals are leading the way with immediate, meaningful changes that bring greater openness and transparency to Parliament,” said Mr. LeBlanc. “Despite being blocked by the NDP in the House of Commons, we are moving ahead with our plan to make our travel and hospitality expenses available publicly and online.” This month’s expenses will be made public

later this fall, with quarterly updates to follow. Proactive disclosure is a key element of Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau’s Open Parliament Plan, which would require all Members of Parliament and Senators to disclose their expenses, mandate the Auditor General to conduct regular performance audits of both the House of Commons and Senate administrations, and make meetings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons public. “Canadians expect and deserve accountability, and the Liberals are the only party taking the extra step to publicly disclose their expenses,” said Senator Cowan. “Openness and transparency is a fundamental priority for Liberals, and we will continue to use every tool at our disposal to aggressively pursue this in Parliament.”


Thursday, October 3, 2013 Clearwater Times

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK Humor is also a way of saying something serious.

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Lodging and meals perienced welders. CompetiBrookfield Mall, Clearwater 629 Barriere Town Rd. Barriere, BC V0E 1E0 OUTSIDE WORKER – LABOURER 1 Customer Service/Kitchen Helper: Seasonal/Clearwater #0202 Cook: FT/Blue River #0207 ing business route. Complete in Blue River is hiring for there629Service/Kitchen Barriere Town Rd. Barriere, BC V0E 1E07 positions/Clearw 250-674-1923, 250-674-7313 provided. Drug testing tive wages, profit sharing Customer Helper: Seasonal/Clearwater #0202 Volunteer Firefighter: Ph: 250.674.3343 • Fax: 250.674.3410 Class 1 Driving FT/Clearwater #0201 7 positions/Clearw Volunteer Firefighter: training. Small invest. req’d. 1Phone:Instructor: 250-672-0036 / Fax: 250-672-2159 quired.following Call positions: (780)723-5051 bonus plus manufacturing boCustomer Service/Kitchen Helper: Seaso Class 1 Driving Instructor: FT/Clearwater #0201 Phone: 250-672-0036 / Fax: 250-672-2159 888-979-VEND (8363). *Food Servers Edson, Alta. *Kitchen Helpers nusApplicants incentive. Full insurance Cook/Kitchen Helper: Casual/Clearwater #0111 Customer Service/Kitchen Helper: Seaso are invited to apply for the position of Outside Worker – Labourer I1with the District of ClearE-mail: • Website: Clearwater Employment Clearwater Services Employment Services Class Driving Instructor: FT/Clearwat CLASSIFIED RATES AND DEADLINE and *Dishwashers. 40 hrs/wk, package 100% paid by comCook/Kitchen Helper: E-mail:Share • Website: Clearwater Employment Clearwater Services Employment Services Class 1and Driving Instructor: FT/Clearwat Provider: FT/Clearwater #1006 water. This casual / onenvironcall positionHome reports the Public Works Casual/Clearwater Superintendent is#0111 required to perform Norms Auto No Refinishing, $10.50/hour. experienceTeror Cook/Kitchen Helper: Casual/Clearwater JOB POSTINGS JOB POSTINGS May 16, 2012 pany. Good working Home Share Provider: #1006 TURNKEY BUSINESS 4 CASUAL ASSISTED LIVING – JOB Skill POSTINGS Development: If you have been on race, BC. required High production, education as training Cook/Kitchen Helper: Casual/Clearwater JOB May 16, 2012 general labour type duties relation to thePOSTINGS maintenance of WORKER the FT/Clearwater District infrastructure asProvider: directed by the ment. Keep your feet on inthe Buy a Classified in the Star/Journal Home Share FT/Clearwater #1 Buy a Classified in the Times Found: Yelloweffort parakeet. FREE WORKSHOPS: Automotive Industrial Parts Person: FT/Barriere Industrial #0511 Parts SALE Minimum = extra CASUAL ASSISTED LIVING WORKER – Automotive SkillEmployment Development: If you inhave been ICBC body shop will be Accredited provided. ground inWorks a safe welding envi-Applicants Yellowhead Pioneer B0156 Insurance the past 3on Person: FT Found near Glen Road, ClearHome Share Provider: FT/Clearwater #1 Public Superintendent. are encouraged to review the complete job description for this and goes the The Times FREE. andyour your adad goes intointo the Barriere Star/Journal FREE. FREE WORKSHOPS: $$$! Vendor moving out of Automotive Industrial Parts Automotive Person: FT/Barriere Industrial #0511 Parts Person: FT requires a LICENSED AUTOPlease email your resume to: Traffic Control Person: 3-positions Traffic Control PT/Seasonal Person: #0510 3-positions PT/ FREE WORKSHOPS: Please call 250-674-2928 to register for free workshops. ronment through in hole Yellowhead Pioneer B0156 Employment Insurance in the past 3 water. If yours pleaseopportunity call 250years (5 years maternity) & are currently GRADER OPERATOR –Person: Bladetec B0165 country. Excellent position available through the s website located at MOTIVE PAINTER manufacturing process. NoDistrict’ Traffic Control 3-positions Traffic Control PT/Seasonal Person: #0510 3-positions PT/f FREE Please call 250-674-2928 to register for free workshops. 674-0003 Home Provider/Roommate: Home Share FT/Clearwater #0509 FT/C Please call 250-674-2928 to register RESUMES & INTERVIEWS: Gounemployed, hand inProvider/Roommate: hand, prepare Regular Rate: 8.50 + GST years (5WORKSHOPS: years maternity) &eligible arethe currently to buy in at reduced cost. Conyou may beso forbetter retive wages, Excellent Benefits. GRADERShare OPERATOR – Bladetec B0165 scaffolding or elevated work BUCKERMAN – VRV Contracting B0221 Happy Occasions: & INTERVIEWS: Go hand Homeemployer. Share Provider/Roommate: Home Share FT/Clearwater Provider/Roommate: #0509 FT/C Power Point&Designer: PT/Clearwater Power Point #0508 Designer: PT/Clearwater #f Please call 250-674-2928 to register tact Tom, CEO of Accessit RESUMES INTERVIEWS: Go hand in hand, so the better prepare future Please drop in RESUMES or set up an appointment and our frien Maximum 15 words fax 250-635-3081 email: The preferred candidate must have: platform. Call Cindy for an aptraining dollars. Book an appointment to unemployed, you may be eligible for reLabourers BUCKERMAN – VRV Contracting B0221 Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, etc. Corp, @ 1-866-668-6629 or SAWMILL LABOURER –Please Woodco Sawmills employer. Please dropFT/Blue inon or set up# Reservations Coordinator: FT/Blue Reservations River Coordinator: #0507 Riv RESUMES & INTERVIEWS: Go hand .20c per word extra pointment or send resume to: or related Power Point Designer: PT/Clearwater Power Designer: PT/Clearwater TARGETED WAGE SUBSIDY Are you currently Emplo future employer. drop infuture or(TWS): setPoint up#0508 an appointment and our frien • Experience in equivalent work see one of our counselors for information. training dollars. Book an appointment to 1 column by 3 inch - $18.49 + GST Ref: attn: Mel Rundell, CB0233 GUARANTEED Job Manager Placement. 780-846TARGETED WAGE SUBSIDY SAWMILL LABOURER – Woodco Sawmills future employer. Please drop infurther or(TWS): set #05 up Sous Chef: FT/Seasonal/Blue Sous River Chef: #0506 FT/Seasonal/Blue River If you have, you may be eligible for wage Ask for inf Reservations Coordinator: FT/Blue Reservations River Coordinator: #0507 FT/Blue Riv • Equivalent of secondary school education TARGETED WAGE SUBSIDY currently Emplo Deadlines: Kamloops units for sale. bourers,Tradesmen Class1 Drivsee of Are oursubsidy. counselors for information. 2231 (Office); 780-846-2241 We(TWS): lookone forward to you seeing come in onfor Wanted Buttontop& operator for If you have, you mayyou: be eligible wage COOK –Chef: Rivermount Motel CB0220 CB0233 Word Ads: Mondays 12pm 5pm TARGETED WAGE SUBSIDY (TWS): Server: FT/Seasonal/Blue River Server: #0505 FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0505 ers For Oil & Gas Industry Work. FUNDING FOR EMPLOYMENT SKILLS: Unemployed Canadians • Knowledge of Work Safe BC regulations Sous FT/Seasonal/Blue Sous River Chef: #0506 FT/Seasonal/Blue River #05 (Fax). If you have, you may be eligible for wage subsidy. Ask for further inf logging in Clearwater area. and we’ll personally see that you get the FUNDING FOR EMPLOYMENT SKIL Call 24hr Free Recorded Message Display Ads: Mondays 12pm Special Rates: 3 Weeks; Weyou look forward to seeing you: come in River If have, you may be Employment eligible for wage Prep FT/Seasonal/Blue Prep River Cook: #0504 #05 WAITER/WAITRESS –book Rivermount are requested toMotel an Motel appointment withFT/Seasonal/Blue one of our C Call 250-851-8418 COOK –Cook: Rivermount CB0220 • Minimum valid ClassKIA 5 drivers license GROWING OKANAGAN Server: FT/Seasonal/Blue River Server: #0505 FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0505 For Info 1-888-213-2854 FUNDING FOR EMPLOYMENT SKILLS: Unemployed Canadians information you’re seeking or call and are and requested to book wit $22.15 + GST we’ll personally see thatanyouappointment get the FUNDING FOR EMPLOYMENT SKIL CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. dealership looking will for be techniLine Cook: FT/Seasonal/Blue Line River Cook: #0503 FT/Seasonal/Blue River #05 CB0219 BLUE RIVER ITINERANT: An employment consultant comes to to • Preference given to candidates with: It is the policy of The Star/Journal and Prep Cook: FT/Seasonal/Blue Prep River Cook: #0504 FT/Seasonal/Blue River #05 WAITER/WAITRESS Rivermount are requested to–book an Motel appointment with oneITINERANT: of our Employment C make an appointment. BLUE RIVER An employ nd No risk program. Stop mortcians and apprentices to fill full information you’re seeking orancallappointment and nd are requested toone book wit The Times to receive pre-payment on all Bus Person: FT/Seasonal/Blue Bus River Person: #0502 FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0 Volunteers Next visit is–FT/Seasonal/Blue Tuesday May 22 . If aFree one on appointment is requi HOUSEKEEPER Rivermount Motel CB0218 • Workingaknowledge of landscaping equipment Next visit is Tuesday May 22 . If a one Line Cook: Line River Cook: #0503 FT/Seasonal/Blue River #05 CB0219 • computer and Internet access gage and maintenance Paytime positions. Offering comBLUE RIVER ITINERANT: An employment consultant comes to to classified advertisements. make RIVER an appointment. BLUE ITINERANT: An employ Breakfast Cook: 2-FT/Seasonal/Blue Breakfast River Cook: #0501 2-FT/Seasonal/Blue Ri Free Ads: Lost, Found, nd WHMIS training/certifi catePerson: ments today. 100% money petitive salary, •commensurate WAITRESS Sam’ s Pizza B0235 Barriere & District Hospice is • Free resume help Ads may be submitted by Bus FT/Seasonal/Blue Bus River #0502 FT/Seasonal/Blue River #0 WE are looking for experienced Next visitP/T– is–Tuesday May 22Housekeeping: . IfPerson: one on one appointment HOUSEKEEPER Rivermount Motel CB0218 Student Work Wanted Next visit is Tuesday May 22nd. is IfClear arequi one back guarantee. Free consulwith experience.• Transportation Please emailDangerous •• aFree Free computer and Internet access Housekeeping: PT/Seasonal/Clearwater #0417 PT/Seasonal/Clearwater looking for erectors for volunteers. pre-engineeredSomesteel phone if charged to a VISA, MC Goods For more information drop in to: 58 Young Road, For more information drop Ri in information on many services. TIRE TECHNICIAN – Insight Tires CB0237 BreakfastRiver Breakfast Cook: 2-FT/Seasonal/Blue Cook: #0501 2-FT/Seasonal/Blue tation. Call us now. We can resumes to: Free ads maximum 15 words or an existing account. buildings. 250-717-5751, one who fax has toa little time to WAITRESS P/T– Sam’s Pizza B0235 #0416 Cook: Casual/Clearwater Cook: Casual/Clearwater • Free resume help #0416 help! 1-888-356-5248. spend visiting and/or driving will run 2 consecutive weeks. Housekeeping: PT/Seasonal/Clearwater Housekeeping: #0417 PT/Seasonal/Clearwater “The Employment Program ofCook: British Columbia is funded by the This casual position will start on or after October 4, 2013 and will work on an as needed basis to cover for For more information drop in to: 58 Young Road, Clear Cook: 2 positions/Seasonal/Clearwater 2 positions/Seasonal/Clearwater #0415 For more information drop in# • FreeThe information on many services.of British TIRE TECHNICIAN – Insight Tires CB0237 Career seniors to appointments, etc. The Employment Program Colum Government of Canada#0416 andCook: the Province ofCasual/Clearwater British Columbia” Cook: Casual/Clearwater #0416 vacation and leave for regular Outside Workers. CHECK YOUR AD! Notice of error must be given in time for correction before Customer Service Employee: Customer 4 positions/Seasonal/Clearwater Service Employee: 4 position #0414 Please call Jane 250-672with“The Barriere & DistrictProgram ChamberofCook: ofBritish Commerce Community Services Employment Columbia isYellowhead funded by the Opportunities the second insertion of any advertisement. The paper will not be responsible for Cook:In2Partnership positions/Seasonal/Clearwater 2andpositions/Seasonal/Clearwater #0415 # 9391. Baking& Cook Assistant: 2 positions/Seasonal/Clearwater Baking& Cook 2 ofpositions/S #0413 The The position is open to both male and female applicants and isof Canada subject toProvince the provisions ofAssistant: the Collective The Employment Program British Colum omissions or for more than one incorrect insertion, or for damages or costs beyond Government and the of British Columbia” Customer Service Employee: Customer 4 positions/Seasonal/Clearwater Service Employee: 4 position #0414 Barista: 2Employees positions/Seasonal/Clearwater Barista: 2Yellowhead positions/Seasonal/Clearwate #0412 PRODUCTION MANAGER the cost of the space actually occupied by the error. Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public (Local 900). In Partnership with Barriere & District Chamber of Commerce and Community Services Work Wanted (Kamloops BC) Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of ads Baking& Cook Assistant: positions/Seasonal/Clearwater Baking& Cook positions/S #0413 Controller: FT/Blue River Controller: 58A Young Road,2#0411 Clearwater BCFT/Blue V0EAssistant: 1N2River 2#0411 Kamloops This Week has a which discriminate against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationalWritten applications marked “Confidential” accepted by theRiver undersigned NOON, Friday, HAFI GRANTS Dishwasher: FT/PT Blue Dishwasher: #0409 FT/PT Blue River #0409 Barista:will2 be positions/Seasonal/Clearwater Barista: 2until positions/Seasonal/Clearwate #0412 250-674-2928 Fax 250-674-2938 full time position available for a ity, ancestry or place of origin or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide Notice to low income seniors E-mail: •German/Dutch Web Page: September 27th, 2013. The application must include aSpeaking resume outlining related experience andRiver qualifi - Guide: German/Dutch Tour Guide: Seasonal/FT Clearwater Tour #040S production manager. In addiController: FT/Blue River #0411 Controller: FT/Blue #0411 requirement for the work involved. 58A Young Road, Clearwater BC V0ESpeaking 1N2 and persons with disability. tion to dummying our print and cations. Readers; in ads where ‘male’ is referred to, please read also as ‘female’ and where Housekeeper: Summer Season/Blue Housekeeper: River #0407 Summer Season/Blue Riv You may qualify for a grant up Dishwasher: FT/PT Blue River Dishwasher: #0409 FT/PT Blue River #0409 250-674-2928 Fax 250-674-2938 online products, the production HD Mechanic/Welder/Machine Operator: Labour Market Information Workshop: ‘female’ is used, read also ‘male’. to 20,000. to modify and adapt Campground Attendant: FT &PT/Seasonal/3 Attendant: positions/Clearwater FT &PT/Seaso #S E-mail: •Campground WebGuide: Page: manager must ensure that all German/Dutch Speaking Tour German/Dutch Seasonal/FT Speaking Clearwater Tour Guide: #040 NOTE: When ordering items out of province, the purchaser is responsible to pay Confi dential your home for improved safety FT/Clearwater #C0239 Thurs.FT Oct.& 3rd PT/Seasonal/2 deadlines are upheld and that Server: FT & PT/Seasonal/2 Server: positions/Clearwater #405 positions/C provincial sales tax. Do not send money in response to an advertisement without Housekeeper: Summer Season/Blue Housekeeper: River& Email #0407 Summer Season/Blue Riv and accessibility. For details C/o Leslie Groulx, Chief Administrative Officer Victim Assistance Unit Manager: PT/ Using Internet Basics Workshop: all our products maintain the confirming the credentials of that business, and be aware that some telephone numHD Mechanic/Welder/Machine Operator: Labour MarketClerk: Information Workshop: Front Desk Clerk: FT/Seasonal/2 positions Desk Clearwater FT/Seasonal/2 #0404 positi contact your local HAFI expert Attendant: FT Front Campground &PT/Seasonal/3 Attendant: positions/Clearwater FT &PT/Seaso # highest quality control. The Box 157, Clearwater, B.C. V0E 1N0 Campground Clearwater #CB0238 Thurs. Oct. 10th NORTH THOMPSON SPORTSPLEX bers will be charged for by the minute Hans Ounpuu, Building conHousekeeper: PT/Seasonal/3positions/Clearwater Housekeeper: PT/Seasonal/3positions/C #0403 FT/Clearwater #C0239 Thurs. Oct. 3rd successful applicant must Phone: 250-674-2257 or Fax: 250-674-2173 Server: FT & PT/Seasonal/2 Server: positions/Clearwater FT & PT/Seasonal/2 #405 positions/C tractor @ 250-674-3875. Tire Technician: FT/Seasonal/Barriere Creating & Updating Your Resume (District of Clearwater) demonstrate competency in all Cashier/General Help: PT/ PT/Seasonal/2 Cashier/General positions/Clearwater Help: PT/Seasonal/2 #0402 p Victim Assistance Unit Manager: Usingpositions Internet & Email Basics Workshop: Need some help with those Front DeskService Clerk: FT/Seasonal/2 Front Desk Clerk: Clearwater #0404 positi #CB0237 Workshop: Thurs. Oct.FT/Seasonal/2 17th areas of staff management Customer Rep: FT &Customer PT/3Thurs. positions Service Little Rep:Fort FT #0401 & PT/3 posi Clearwater #CB0238 Oct. 10th odd jobs you don’t have time and previous management exSawmill Labourer: FTPT/Seasonal/3positions/Clearwater & PT Barriere Work Search Techniques Workshop: Thurs. CONCESSION CLERK & SKATE PATROL Housekeeper: Housekeeper: PT/Seasonal/3positions/C #0403 Shuttle Bus FT/Seasonal/Barriere Driver/Naturalist/Photographer: Shuttle Bus Driver/Naturalist/Photogra for? Call Keiran Jones at perience is considered an asTire #CB0233 Technician: Creating & Updating YourFull-time/Seasonal/C Resume Oct. 24th Cashier/General PT/Seasonal/2 Cashier/General positions/Clearwater Help: PT/Seasonal/2 #0402 p 250-674-3051 set. If you have strong techniRiver Operations Help: Manager: River Full Workshop: time/Seasonal/Clearwater Operations Full #0320 time/S #CB0237 Thurs. Oct.Manager: 17th District Clearwater is inviting applications for the positions of Concession Sandwich Artist: FT/Little Fort #C0232 Please contact us to register for one or all #0401 of& PT/3 posi calThe skills, staff ofmanagement Customer Service Rep: FT Rafting &Trip Customer PT/3Leader positions Service Little Rep: Fort FT Trip Leader – Whitewater Guide: – Full Whitewater time/Seasonal/Clearw Rafting Guid experience, a background Sawmill PT/Little Labourer:Fort FT #C0231 & PT Barriere Workthese Search Techniques Workshop: Thurs. Clerk & Skate Patrol atinthe North Thompson Sportsplex for the 2013-14 season. Cashier: free workshops. Shuttle Bus Kayaking Driver/Naturalist/Photographer: Shuttle Bus Driver/Naturalist/Photogra Full-time/Seasonal/C Whitewater Instructor: Whitewater Full time/Seasonal/Clearwater Kayaking Instructor: Full #03t ad design, experience in print Services #CB0233 Oct. 24th Customer Service/Cashier: PT/FT Clw • resumes & Interviews: Go hand in hand, and online products, excepRiver Operations Manager: Office River Full time/Seasonal/Clearwater Operations Manager: Full #0320 time/S Office Assistant: Seasonal/Clearwater Assistant: #0315 Seasonal/Clearwater # Posting Date: September 23,2013 ClosingPlease Date: 7, 2013 Concession Clerk:are a #C0229Artist: FT/Little Fort #C0232 socontact theOctober better Sandwich us toprepared register foryouoneareor the all of tional time management, Trip Leader – Whitewater Rafting Trip Leader Guide: – Full Whitewater time/Seasonal/Clearw Rafting Guid Cook: Seasonal/Clearwater #0312 Cook: Seasonal/Clearwater #0312 Position: Victim Assistance Unit Manager strong team player, and have Health Products Interested applicants must be motivated; possess communication and public 32 Job Postings/Blue greater impression you will make Cashier: PT/Little Fort River: #C0231PT & FT these freetheworkshops. Announcements Announcements Line Cooks: 2toF/T, P/T position/Blue Line Cooks: River 2 F/T, #0305 1 P/T position/Blue a passion for online and print Whitewater Instructor: Whitewater time/Seasonal/Clearwater Kayaking Instructor: Full #03t Hour –Generally Thurs. 9 amKayaking 12 in1the office and then call and after hours. relations experience cash registerMon. through #CB0222 toFull youron employer. Customer Service/Cashier: PT/FT Clw Cook: • resumes &future Interviews: Go Please hand indrop hand, products thenskills; we want to hear in food preparation; ability to operate a Office Location: ClearwaterCook: RCMP Detachment FT/Blue River #0207 FT/Blue River #0207 Office Assistant: Seasonal/Clearwater Officein and Assistant: #0315 Seasonal/Clearwater # andyou. balance end of appliday cash out; preference will be given to those holding a Cook: Part Time/Little Fort #CB0220 our friendly staff will assist you. from Interested #C0229 so the better prepared you are the Area covered by this position: From Barriere to Blue River Coming Events Information Volunteer Firefighter: 7 positions/Clearwater Volunteer Firefighter: #0205 7 positions/Clea Cook: Seasonal/Clearwater #0312 Cook: Seasonal/Clearwater #0312 cants should detailed Level Oneemail Fooda Safe Certificate. Applicants must be available toHourly work wage evening PT/Little Fort #CB0219 targeted Wage Subsidy Are you : $20/hr for 20 Waiter/Waitress: hours per week - time off in lieu of•on call time. This job(tWS): comes Many, many heartfelt thanks to Voices United Choir 32 Job Postings/Blue River: PT & FT greater the impression you will make resume along with a list of 3 Customer Service/Kitchen Helper: Customer Seasonal/Clearwater Service/Kitchen Helper: #0202 Seas GROW comLine Cooks: 2 F/T, 1 P/T position/Blue Line currently Cooks: River F/T, #0305 1 P/T position/Blue and weekend Applicants must be 14 years of age or older. Applicants Housekeeper: Seas/Clw #C0216 on2Employment Insurance or all the staffMARIJUANA at the Dr. HelmckFirst practice — Oct. 9 with health and dental benefits. working references shifts. to: publish#CB0222 to1your future employer. Please drop Class 1FT/Blue DrivingSeas/Clw Instructor: FT/Clearwater Class Driving #0201 Instructor: FT/Clearwa mercially. Canadian en Memorial HospitalCommerduring 4:30 PM -AUXILIARY 5:30 PM ages 14 & 15 years must have the permission of a parent or guardian. The Cook: River #0207 Cook: FT/Blue River #0207 Motel Housekeeper: #C0207 have you been in the last 3-5 years? If HOSPITAL cial Production Licensing Cook: Part Time/LittleHelper: Fort #CB0220Casual/Clearwater in and our friendly staff will Casual/Clearwate assist you. Larry Wurm’s recent stayConat @THRIFT CatholicSHOP Church Qualifications: Cook/Kitchen Cook/Kitchen Helper: position is subject to the provisions of the Collective Agreement with the Heavy Equipment Mechanic: Clwrecord #C0198 you have, you#0111 may be eligible wage Volunteer Firefighter: 7 positions/Clearwater Volunteer Firefighter: #0205 7 for positions/Clea vention October 27th. the hospital. The 26th whole&staff All who across want tothe sing are • First and foremost MUST Home be ableShare to pass a criminal check and aWage fullProvider: security clearWaiter/Waitress: PT/Little Fort #CB0219 • targeted Subsidy (tWS): Are you Located railway Provider: FT/Clearwater Home Share #1006 FT/Clearwater # Toronto doctors, Airport, Marriott Hotel. Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 900. The position is seasonal Maintenance Manager: FT/Blue River Helper: subsidy. Ask us for further info. nurses, chefs, ambuwelcome. $10 fee. Education/Trade Customer Service/Kitchen Customer Seasonal/Clearwater Service/Kitchen Helper: #0202 Seas ancethwithpartthe RCMP. tracks in Vavenby, B.C. Housekeeper: Seas/Clw #C0216 currently on Employment Insurance or lance drivers and custodial , 2013. time (approx. 10 hrs week) and will commence on or about October 18 #C0191 • funding for Skill enhancement: Recent FREE WORKSHOPS: FREE • Have an excellent knowledge of1the local (Clearwater andFT/Clearwater Barriere) services. Class Driving Instructor: Class 1 WORKSHOPS: Driving #0201 Instructor: FT/Clearwa Schools Tickets: or staff went 1-855-860-8611 above and beyond Motel Housekeeper: have youEIbeen in the last 3-5 years? If Wednesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Proven capacity to work collaboratively inRiver aSeas/Clw leadership capacity within RCMP hierarchical Servers: FT/PT #C0190#C0207 or active clients with aworkshops. career planto 250-870-1882. Please callBlue 250-674-2928 Please to register callan for 250-674-2928 free register in helping Larry and his family Cook/Kitchen Helper: Casual/Clearwater Cook/Kitchen #0111 Helper: Casual/Clearwate Sunday 11a.m. - 3 p.m. Heavy Equipment Mechanic: Clw #C0198 you have, you may be eligible for wage structure. INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPcope with a very difficult time. Prep Cook/Kitchen Helper: FT/Blue River in mind seeking assistance through Safe Home Response RESUMES &Provider: INTERVIEWS: RESUMES Go hand in &Provider: hand, INTERVIEWS: so the betterGoprepar hand Home Share FT/Clearwater Home Share #1006 FT/Clearwater # Hospital Auxiliary MENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. • Some training will be provided on and as need basis. We sincerely appreciate all the Maintenance Manager: FT/Blue River subsidy. Askanusappointment for further info. Skate Patrol: Providing a safe to #C0189 are required to and Great deals - lowplace prices future employer. 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MILLWRIGHT Tolko Industries Ltd. currently seeks Certified Millwright to join our teams located in the Okanagan region of BC. POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for the preventive maintenance repair, installation and modification of equipment. QUALIFICATIONS: â&#x20AC;˘Certified Millwright with a Planerman endorsement â&#x20AC;˘Forestry Industry exp. an asset â&#x20AC;˘Superior Troubleshooting Skills â&#x20AC;˘Exc. Organizational Skills â&#x20AC;˘Hydraulic and Welding experience an asset â&#x20AC;˘Strong safety background â&#x20AC;˘Desire to work in a team environment BUILD YOUR CAREER WITH US! â&#x20AC;&#x153;We provide a dynamic environment w/ competitive compensation where people succeed as our most valuable resource.â&#x20AC;? READY TO APPLY YOURSELF? If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: submit your resume by October 6, 2013.

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

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Organic Garden Market has cukes, beets, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, peas and more. Located across from Clearwater train station. Open daily 9 am - 6:30 pm Ph 250-674-3779

Munday 14x70 MH. L/rm, 2 bdrm, kit/din/rm, full bath, c/w f/s, w/d, oil furnace, hwt. Owned by older couple, in gd shape. Estate sale - must be sold & must be moved from property. Asking $28,500.00. Ph 250-674-3665

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Clearwater Gigantic Garage Sale Sunday & Monday Oct. 13 & 14 1070 Traub Rd, Blackpool 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Vehicles, tires, rims, boats, motors, RV, piano, exer mach, trailers, office equip, furniture, fish tackle, rifles, antiques, collectables, kitchenware. NO EARLY BIRDS PLEASE!

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Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53â&#x20AC;&#x2122; in stock. SPECIAL 44â&#x20AC;&#x2122;X40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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

Misc. for Sale Complete CLARION car sound system, still in boxes w/receipt, has blue tooth, you name it. Paid $2000, asking $1300 or swap for 4x4 truck. Concrete striptie forms with whaler bars. Various sizes. $6,000.00 Ph. 250-674-3779

Clearwater: 1 bdrm Woodside Apt. Clean, updated. Photos kijiji, six mo. of Hydro incl, central location. N/S N/P $555.00/mo Ph. 250-674-0220 Clearwater: 2 bdrm suite in Woodside Apt, $650/mo. Close to Clearwater Library, medical center, Jimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market. NS. NP. Avail immediately. Call 250-674-3252

Duplex / 4 Plex Barriere: 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, duplex, large fenced backyard, 1 car garage. $875 + util. DD. Pets neg. Avail Oct 1. 250672-0041.

Homes for Rent 4 bdrm, 3 bath home for rent in Clearwater. $1200 + util. DD req. Pets neg. Avail Sept. 1. Please call 250-376-1032. ISO - house for Oct or Nov, have dogs, need space, NS/non-drinker, quiet, clean, handyman. Long term rental. References avail. Contact Dwight 250-319-1619 Lakefront, Forest Lake, short term, 6 mo., furnished 2bdrm. NS/NP WD, $650 incl. util. 1778-773-2465 or 1-604-5414084.

Cars - Domestic 2004 Saturn, 81,000 kms, new brakes, inspection report, sun roof, spare tires & rims. Call 250-674-3270

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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North Thompson Victim Assistance Society Employment opportunity Posting Date: September 23,2013 Closing Date: October 7, 2013 Position: Victim Assistance Unit Manager Hour â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Generally Mon. through Thurs. 9 am to 12 in the office and then on call and after hours. Office Location: Clearwater RCMP Detachment Area covered by this position: From Barriere to Blue River Hourly wage : $20/hr for 20 hours per week - time off in lieu of on call time. This job comes with health and dental benefits. Qualifications: â&#x20AC;˘ First and foremost MUST be able to pass a criminal record check and a full security clearance with the RCMP. â&#x20AC;˘ Have an excellent knowledge of the local (Clearwater and Barriere) services. â&#x20AC;˘ Proven capacity to work collaboratively in a leadership capacity within an RCMP hierarchical structure. â&#x20AC;˘ Some training will be provided on and as need basis. Must have proven organizational skills and DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Knowledge: Education, skills and experience in program development and management and victim services. Familiarity with the Criminal Justice System and the criminal justice system as it relates to victims; 2. Education: Relevant combination of post-secondary education, training and experience in bereavement support, victim services and program management; 3. Skills: Successful and tactful abilities in administration, networking, marketing, English written and verbal communication and relationship-building. Self-motivated with the ability to work under minimal supervision; 4. Experience: Three to four years of experience with non-profit organizations as a Program Coordinator or Manager would be an asset. Frontline work experience with victims of violence in the justice system context and the ability to advocate on behalf of the clients. Experience facilitating support groups is required. 5. Person Suitability: Exhibit visionary leadership with proven positive, effective and motivational leadership qualities. Highly organized, passionate, energetic and able to motivate and be a strong role model for volunteers; Ability to empathise with those who have disabilities, language barriers and cultural challenges. 6. Additional Qualifications: Access to a vehicle is an asset. Additional languages an asset. Flexibility in schedule to accommodate some evening and weekends an asset. Please mail your resume with a handwritten cover letter to: North Thompson Victim Assistance Society, PO Box 94, Clearwater BC VOE INO. For more information and or a more detailed job description, please call 250-674-7964 or email . No emailed resumes will be accepted, nor resumes after the posted closing date.

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Legal Notices


Suites, Lower Clearwater: 1 bdrm suite located on Clearwater River. F/S, W/D. Incl util & internet. Avail Nov. 1, NS, NP. $580/mo. Ph for appoint 250-674-0231


Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 227 of the Community Charter, that Council will give final consideration to â&#x20AC;&#x153;The District of Clearwater Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 112, 2013â&#x20AC;? at a meeting of Council on October 15th, 2013 at 7:00 pm at 132 Station Road, Clearwater, BC. The District of Clearwater Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 112, 2013 proposes to exempt from taxation the following buildings, the lands on which the buildings stand and the land surrounding certain buildings for the years 2014 - 2015.

2014 Exemption Property & Civic Address


612 Park Drive Lot 1, Plan KAP70712, DL 1719 40 Old North Thompson Highway E Lot 2, Plan 33856, DL 2620

Yellowhead Community Services Society Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

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Community Charter Qualification

Property & Civic Address


612 Park Drive Lot 1, Plan KAP70712, DL 1719 40 Old North Thompson Highway E Lot 2, Plan 33856, DL 2620

Yellowhead Community Services Society

Section 224(2)(a)



Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

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Inquiries concerning the proposed bylaw may be directed to: Sheila Thiessen, Director of Finance District of Clearwater PO Box 157 132 Station Road Clearwater, BC V0E 1N0 Telephone: 250-674-2257

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Larry Wurm

Larry Wurm passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family at the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater on September 26, 2013 at the age of 58. Born in Edmonton, Alberta on November 18, 1954, Larry is survived by his loving wife, Shelley, his children, son Dustin Wurm and daughter Sharman Escobedo (Dom), granddaughters Cayleanna, Natasha, Mattea, and grandson Cristian of Kamloops. Larry also leaves to mourn his passing his brother Leonard (Heather) Wurm, sister Letta-Mae (Larry) Colborne and sister Debbie Wurm. “Uncle Larry” will be greatly missed by numerous loving nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces. Larry was predeceased by his father Albert Wurm, mother Adeline (Dolly) Wurm, sister Florence Ritchie, brothers Ernest (Nooks) Wurm and Eldon (Doolie) Wurm, brother-in-law Merle Ritchie and nephews, Kelly Wurm and Miles Ritchie. Larry spent the majority of his

1954 - 2013

life in the very lovely little town of Clearwater. His two biggest loves in life were spending time with family and camping. He was at his happiest surrounded by loved ones with a beer in one hand and a fishing rod in the other. Most of Larry’s working life was as a highly skilled fabricator and welder; he could build anything and everything. The beautiful house that Larry and his

family resided in for the last 23 years was planned and built by Larry. Larry could always be counted on to help out whomever and with whatever was needed. In the earlier years he was a major volunteer in helping get the local ski hill up and running. He also did a lot of work at Capostinsky Park making it a wonderful ball diamond for Clearwater to be proud of. Being a natural athlete, Larry spent many of his younger years playing softball, hockey and was a first rate downhill skier and water skier. He also had an avid interest in old cars and enjoyed many hours tinkering on his own. People were drawn to Larry for his kindness, sense of humour and intelligence. Larry will be greatly missed by all who knew him and whose lives were touched by him. There will be an informal celebration of Larry’s life at the Wells Gray Inn on Saturday, October 5th at 6 pm in the banquet room. Friends and family are welcome to attend. There will be a cash bar and appies will be served.

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REQUEST FOR BID School District No. 73 (Kamloops/Thompson) 1383-9th Avenue Kamloops, BC V2C 3X7

School District #73 (Kamloops/Thompson) wishes to engage the services for Snow Removal at the following location: Blue River Elementary School and Cedar Street Teacher’s parking lot If you wish to bid on this service please provide your email address to: A quote form will be emailed to you. Closing date for submissions: October 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm


Vivian Sophia Jenken September 26, 2013

On September 26, 2013 Vivian Sophia Jenken of Blue River, British Columbia, beloved mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother went into the presence of her Lord after a courageous battle with cancer. Viv is survived by her six children, 10 grandchildren, and

three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Al of 54 years and one infant granddaughter. Memorial service will be held in Blue River at a later date. Should friends desire, donations to the palliative care unit of the Ponderosa Lodge at 425 Columbia

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 Clearwater Times

Canoeists' paradise Fairyslipper Island on Murtle Lake in Wells Gray Park looks highly attractive with its white sand beaches. There is no camping on the island but it is a popular place to stop for canoeists. Wells Gray Air in Upper Clearwater offers flights over Wells Gray Park on a regular basis. Photo by Fritz Schaer

Communities want wildlife service to issue more goose kill permits

Landreth Tree

(l-r) Joey Landreth and David Landreth from Winnipeg and also of a newly formed band, The Bros. Landreth band, Alex Campbell and Ryan Voth plant a huge maple tree that was donated to the Serenity Performing Arts Centre. According to Shirley Devooght it is now know as The Landreth Tree! Photo submitted

Warba potatoes, B.C.'s special spud Ministry of Agriculture FRASER VALLEY - Whether you call them 'taters, spuds or plain ol' potatoes, there's no question this nightshade plays a big role in B.C., both on the fields and in our kitchens. To help give B.C. taters a boost, BCfresh was a recent recipient of a $16,000 Buy Local grant to help promote the Warba potato variety. "The B.C. government is committed to promoting local foods, and when consumers buy local they are providing fresh and healthy food for their family while generating economic benefits for B.C. food producers and communities,” said Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm. Warba potatoes are a heirloom product from the 1920s, designed to be an early-producing crop. They typically are available from June to August. "Warba is a unique product – It's the first local potato of the year,” said Brian Faulkner, vicepresident of sales and marketing

with BCfresh. “We're one of the few companies, and perhaps the only company that we know of, to grow them commercially." BCfresh is a grower-owned distribution and marketing agency, representing over 50 family farms in B.C. They market and distribute local farmers' products to local retailers, wholesalers, restaurants and national chains. "Our family has grown Warba in B.C. as an early-variety potato for over 50 years, said Peter Guichon of Felix Farms, a grower of Warba potatoes. “We love its flavour and can hardly wait for the early summer harvest, the first in Canada." The government of B.C. is investing $2 million to help B.C. producers and processors promote local foods. This funding helps local businesses and organizations launch or expand their marketing campaigns, and allows B.C.'s diverse food industry to use customized promotions specific to their market and needs.

By Tom Fletcher, Black Press B.C. communities are again seeking federal and provincial help to keep Canada goose population under control by killing geese that are fouling beaches and parks. Delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention 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. 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 prov-

ince 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. Geese and their droppings are a chronic problem in other areas. A local resident wrote to the Abbotsford News in July, complaining that "there is so much goose poop on the paved trails that it's like navigating through a minefield." On Vancouver Island, golf courses hire dog handlers

to chase geese off fairways, sometimes shifting the problem to the next golf course. Farmers also struggle to protect

... beaches around area lakes are being "destroyed" by geese, ... TNRD director Tim Pennell

” crops from geese and deer, which have proliferated as hunting has declined.

Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray raised a related concern at the UBCM convention. B.C. is considering changes to testing procedures for recreational waters, based on Health Canada guidelines that recommend beach water advisories based on a single sample of 400 E.coli per 100 ml. Gray said depending on a single sample could trigger significantly more beach water advisories, often based on a transitory visit by geese, without significant increase in risk to human health.

Canada geese are proliferating on B.C., forcing water testing and beach closures on lakes. Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust

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