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Sod turning starts research and education center construction Keith McNeill

More than 60 people were on hand Saturday morning as wellknown Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman turned the sod to officially start the construction of Thompson Rivers University's proposed TRU Wilderness Center near Wells Gray Park. “What we're doing here today couldn't be more important,” Bateman said. “This could change hundreds of lives, so this little sod is kind of an important beginning.” “The only way to get to a person's heart is through experience. You can't get it from a book.” Bateman recalled the experience of an English schoolteacher who took a class of students to spend several weeks living in a village in the Middle East. After they had been there a few days one of the village elders asked the teacher, “Why are your young people so useless?” Developing an education and research center for Wells Gray Park has been a long struggle since it was mentioned in the park's master plan in the mid1980s, said TRU dean of science Tom Dickinson. A committee of the Friends of Wells Gray Park promoted the idea for many years before it was taken over by what was then Caribou College. Although housed in the somewhat primitive conditions of the former Upper Clearwater School, the education and research center has hosted more than 1,500 individual students for at least one day. There have been about 15,000 user days since the university took over. The proposed TRU Wilderness Center would be a 2,500 sq. ft. building with five bedrooms that could accommodate 25 people. It was to have been completed this summer but various prob-

Noted Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman turns the sod to signal the start of construction of Thompson Rivers University's TRU Wilderness Center near Wells Gray Park on Saturday, Oct. 5. Behind him are (l-r) TRU dean of science Tom Dickinson, Upper Clearwater naturalist Trevor Goward, and Wells Gray Country (TNRD Area A) director Tim Pennell. For more about the Bateman's, see pages A10 and A11 inside. Photo by Keith McNeill

lems have put back construction until next year. BC Parks get about 20 million visitors per year, said Rick Careless of BC Spaces for Nature. This is about the same number as visit Canada's federal park system, but Parks Canada's budget is about 10 times that of BC Parks'. “We need to at least double the budget for BC Parks,” Careless said. “If there's a super in supernatural, it's our parks system.”

Blake St. Peters, an architectural engineering student at TRU, shows a model of his design for the TRU Wilderness Center to be constructed near Wells Gray Park.

A key feature should be bringing back the naturalist programs in BC Parks, he said. It used to be that British Columbia and Louisiana were the only jurisdictions in North America without a park naturalist program. Recently, Louisiana reinstated its program and so B.C. is now alone. A parks naturalist program is important because it helps educate people on the importance of parks and Nature, he said.




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Community Forest extends grant application deadline Keith McNeill You shouldn't listen to rumors. Even though Wells Gray Community Forest (2010) Society advertised in August that it was accepting grant applications for $50,000 in available funding, a number of local organizations did not apply because their members had heard there actually was no money available. “It was a bad case of miscommunication

about the amount of money available,” said Richard Christensen, the society's chair. Because of the number of organizations involved, the society has decided to extend the deadline from Oct. 1 to Nov. 6, he said. Those societies or organizations that have already applied do not need to reapply. Those interested in applying should Google the Wells Gray Community Forest's home page to download the application form.

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Hospital Auxiliaries honor Pauline Gregory with lifetime award Valerie Tribes (l), president of the BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries, presents Pauline Gregory with a lifetime membership during a meeting of the Okanagan-Mainline BCAHA branch at the Wells Gray Inn last weekend. Gregory helped form the local hospital auxiliary before there was even a hospital and has been president of the Dr. Helmcken Hospital Auxiliary several times. Photo by Keith McNeill

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Raft River Elementary School students Morgan Dobi and Haliya Arduini received an unexpected and pleasant surprise when they spoke to Clearwater town council on Oct. 1. The pair asked for funding for the Grade 7 class to attend a Me To We Day to be held Oct. 18 in Vancouver. After they were finished speaking Moose Camp Fishing Resort owner John Meyers spoke from the audience and offered to pay the whole cost. The Me to We Day event will be held in Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Speakers are to include former United Nations secretary general Kofi Anan, lieutenant-general Romeo Dallaire, the Kenyan Boys Choir, and international activists Craig and Marc Kielberger. Parks and Recreation recommendations get support Council approved all three recommendations put forward by the Parks and Recreation Committee of the Whole. The first directed staff to explore the financial feasibility of a staff position for the community recreation/healthy living program. This would include cultural and special events. During discussion at the committee Mayor John Harwood had reported that people outside

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Trail plan deferred Council turned down a recommendation from chief administrative office Leslie Groulx that staff be directed to bring forward the development of a trail master plan as priority #5 in the strategic plan. The motion was defeated because councillors felt staff members already have enough on their plates. The intention had been to develop terms of reference as a guide for a task force that would move forward in the development of a community trail network plan.

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the community are very impressed with the program. Council also directed staff to explore the possibility of hosting eight summer music evening events at the Dutch Lake School field. Start-up funds of up to $5,000 were allocated from the grant-in-aid budget. The third recommendation to get the goahead was to direct staff to investigate funding opportunities and grants for municipal park designs for Bampton Park. Public works superintendent Jared Brounstein outlined the importance of considering the ideas generated from the community for Bampton Park and recommended hiring the services of a landscape architect.

tions in a circular shape – they force you to go around a central island and make new vehicles that want to enter yield the right-of-way. What’s so good about roundabouts? They improve traffic flow. You just have to simply slow down and go around until mak-

ing your turn instead of stopping and waiting. They reduce serious crashes involving injuries because they virtually eliminate the chance of a head-on collision. They slow you down. And they improve safety for anyone walking or cycling. All without traffic signals. How do I use a roundabout? 1. Approach Reduce your speed. Watch for signs that may help you find your exit. Watch for people using the crosswalk, and be ready to stop. 2. Yield Yield to traffic already in the roundabout that comes from your immediate left before you enter. 3. Enter Enter the round-

about to your right (a counter clockwise direction) when there is a gap in traffic and you feel it is safe to do so. Continue until you reach your exit. 4. Exit Never come to a full stop in a roundabout unless traffic conditions require it. Use your right turn signal to let other road users know where you plan to exit. Exit at a slow speed. As you exit, watch for people using the crosswalk, and be ready to stop. If you miss your exit, keep going around the roundabout until you reach it again. More information on using a roundabout can be found at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's roundabouts webpage.

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Winter hours in effect at most TNRD eco-depots Thompson-Nicola Regional District As of Oct. 1, the ThompsonNicola Regional District has shifted to winter hours at most of its ecodepots throughout the regional district. The shift to winter hours will be in effect at eco-depots in Barriere, Clearwater, Heffley Creek, Logan Lake, and South Thompson (Pritchard). All facilities are now open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and closed Sunday and Monday. Summer hours will come back into effect on April 1 and be in place until Sept. 30. For a full schedule of the hours of operation for all of the TNRD’s solid waste and recycling facilities, please go to

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For residents of the regional district, eco-depots are a more convenient way to manage their solid waste. A one-stop drop for most waste and recyclable materials, the facility makes it easy for residents to separate recyclables and reusable materials from the waste stream before disposing of the residual in large bins destined for the landfill. Eco-depots are equipped with scales, which are part of a new weight-based user strategy that is more accurate and equitable than the volume-based system that was previously employed at TNRD waste disposal and recycling facilities. Tipping fees will now be based on a $60-per-tonne disposal rate with a minimum charge set at $1. The new rate system breaks down to six cents per kilogram.

Two drill machines rest next to Highway 5 east of Raft River on Sunday. They were being used by Kinder Morgan to drill test holes to check the suitability of the ground for possible directional drilling under the river. Use of the technique would allow the laying of a second pipeline without disturbing the bed of the river. Photo by Keith McNeill

District of Clearwater water supply needs upgrading: Brounstein Keith McNeill District of Clearwater faces significant financial implications if it is to develop a sustainable water source, public works superintendent Jared Brounstein reported to town council during a recent infrastructure committee meeting. Maximum day demands (MDD) presently sits at 70 l/s and is predicted to rise to 115 l/s, he reported. No one source can produce enough volume to meet the current MMD. The Russell Creek water system was Clearwater's original water source. Water from three creeks, Russell, Hascheak and McDougall, is diverted into a storage pond. The storage pond and intake on Russell Creek were constructed in 1971. A diversion structure and ditch were constructed in 1973 to divert water from MacDougall to Hascheak Creek. This source is able to provide 24 l/s and it

appears there is little additional flow available. Well #1 was constructed in 1980 next to the Clearwater River in what is now Reg Small Park. Drilling was ended at 22 m when it encountered a large boulder. Water quantity is limited by the water level in the river. During periods of low water, the pump cannot operate at its set pumping rate. Well #2, which is located across from Dutch Lake beach, was constructed in 1999. In order to keep waterline pressures in the Dutch Lake area below 160 psi (110 m) the pump operates well below its 70 l/s capacity. Water quality complaints increase if the pump operates at greater than 37 l/s. Brounstein noted that the District has a license to extract about 10.5 l/s from the Clearwater River. This license was issued contingent on it being used before Dec. 31, 1984. However, the public works superintendent said it would be unusual for the ministry to cancel a community water license.

Improving safety for motorists Submitted KAMLOOPS- Safety improvements are coming to sections of Highway 5 north of Kamloops, with Dawson Construction Limited of Kamloops awarded a $3.4 million dollar contract for resurfacing work. All four lanes of Highway 5 north of Kamloops from CN Junction to near the community of Rayleigh will be resurfaced, as well as intermittent resurfacing on the highway north of Rayleigh.

There will also be paving repairs at the Mount Paul intersection; along Mount Paul Way and at the westbound on-ramp from Highway 5 to Highway 1; the Highway 1 eastbound slow lane at the Monte Creek Interchange; and the Highway 1 westbound slow lane just west of the Columbia Street fly-over. “Safety on our roads is of utmost importance,” says Kamloops-South Thompson MLA and Transportation Minister Todd Stone. “This resurfacing work will help


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

Open burning of dry garden and yard refuse is allowed during Spring and Fall each year, Open burning dry garden andwithin yard the refuse is allowed during effective Spring and each however, open of burning is banned District of Clearwater noonFall June 15, year, each however, open burning is banned year until October 1, each year 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 outdoor food. 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 small firebarrels pits used forbe warmth or the foodsecured using seasoned fuelof the burning burning must covered withpreparation ½” screen of mesh over the wood opening burning barrels must be are covered ½” screen meshofsecured overfrom the any opening of thebuilding, burning barrel. Burning barrels to be with located a minimum 10 meters structure, barrel. Burning barrels areflammable to be located a minimum of 10 meters from any structure, building, trees, vegetation, or other object. trees, vegetation, or other flammable object.

To view the entire bylaw go to To view the entire bylaw go to District Surveys District Surveys Have you completed the Community Recreation Healthy Living and Communications Survey yet? The Have completed thein Community Healthy Living off andat Communications Districtyou is very interested your opinion.Recreation Please drop your surveys the District office. Survey yet? The District is very interested in your opinion. Please drop your surveys off at the District office. Roundabout Etiquette Roundabout Check out theEtiquette District website at and the District Facebook for Driving tips in Check out the District website and theRd. District Facebook for Driving tips in the Roundabout or come to theatDistrict office for a copy at 132 Station the Roundabout or come to the District office for a copy at 132 Station Rd.

ensure families get home safely, and travellers and comUpcoming Events Upcoming mercial drivers get to their October 4ththEvents , 2013 – Robert Bateman presentation – Tickets available at the Wells Gray Information Centre October Bateman presentation – Tickets available at the Wells Gray Information Centre October 419th, 2013 , 2013––Robert 7th Annual Dessert Extravaganza destinations smoothly.” October 19th, 2013 – 7th Annual Dessert Extravaganza “The benefits of this Check out the Community Recreation Program to register for upcoming courses or programs or call Check Community Recreation Program to register for upcoming courses or programs or call project are two-fold,” says Eleanorout at the 250.674.1878. Eleanor at 250.674.1878. Kamloops-North Thompson Upcoming Meetings of Council MLA Terry Lake. “In addith Upcoming of Council October 15Meetings th, 2013 – Parks and Recreation/Infrastructure Committee meeting – 5:00pm tion to providing safer driving October and Recreation/Infrastructure October 15 15thth,, 2013 2013 –– Parks Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm Committee meeting – 5:00pm October 155th, ,2013 –-Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm& Audit Committee meeting – 5:00pm conditions for motorists, it November 2013 Economic Development/Finance th November Development/Finance & Audit Committee meeting – 5:00pm will also improve the look and November 55th,, 2013 2013 -– Economic Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm November 5th, 2013 – Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm feel of the roadway which benefits local businesses and the Civic address: 132 Station Road community.” Box 157, Clearwater,B.C. V0E 1N0 Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30 The project is expected to District Office Ph: 250-674-2257 • Fax: 250-674-2173 be completed by the end of email address: October. DISTRICT OF CLEARWATER


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“ Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even” - Muhammad Ali, boxer editorial by Tom Fletcher

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Blue River in danger of pipeline spill Editor, The Times:

The second most likely, logical area (after the Coquihalla region) where we are going to to get the big spill is the Blue River summit area in the North Thompson. This is another high altitude area of long duration snow cover, also a mini-rainforest with high rainfall were long duration wet soil, in combination with poor circa 1954 culverting, will have led to many areas where

the cathodic protection system, is not workable any more, leading to very heavy corrosion This area had persistent leaks in the initial 1954 water testing There is little public information as to the number of past and present repairs in this region, this data needs to be publicized. How many exposed pipe sites, and round, red, metal signs, have you seen? These indicate past pipe weak-

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nesses. My hunch would be that, as in the rest of this pipeline, poor maintenance is the order of the day and that corrosion is a big problem here as it is in the Coquihalla region. The pattern appears to be that, until a spill occurs, few repairs will go ahead. Also keep your eyes open for the presence of oily, contaminated soil, indication slow "pinhole" leaks. The occasional Kinder Morgan helicopter patrols have not been good at spotting these leaks A good method is to do interviews with ATVers who are using the right of way on weekend. Pipeline runners are urgently needed in the Blue River region before the snow flies.

VICTORIA – I won’t be signing the “Sensible B.C.” petition to demand a provincewide referendum on marijuana enforcement. You shouldn’t either, and here are a few reasons why. Let me start by saying I’ve been calling for legalization and regulation of pot for 20 years, to conserve police resources and reduce violent crime. Our war on drugs is a failure even for heroin and cocaine, and marijuana is obviously much easier to produce. But the current effort led by Dana Larsen, B.C.’s clown prince of pot, is not only misguided, it’s dangerous. The petition does not propose legalization. It seeks to impose a provincial law that would stop B.C. police from using any resources for simple possession charges. This would create a loophole in the federal drug law. So what would that do? It would protect otherwise innocent customers of the current illegal marijuana trade, while leaving the criminal distribution business in place. For a closer look at that, I recommend reports from the Surrey Six murder trial now underway, or the upcoming case against three accused assassins of Red Scorpion gangster Jonathan Bacon in Kelowna. Larsen’s loony law would tie police hands when they are trying to hold someone on a lesser charge while they search for evidence of something nastier. This is a source of many simple possession charges today.

Police chiefs have a different idea, asking for the option of treating simple possession as a ticket offence to keep the court time to a minimum. Both of these notions have the same obvious flaws. They don’t deal with sales to minors and they divert no revenue to government, leaving most of that in the hands of criminal dealers who buy cocaine, guns and fancy cars. Colorado and Washington have gone the legalization route, so far without interference from their federal government. These states need money, and they don’t need more crime or illconsidered hippy gesture politics. Meanwhile in Ottawa, Health Canada is trying to convert a poorly regulated mess of smallscale medical marijuana licences to a free-market system of commercial producers. Local politicians tore a strip off Health Canada officials at their recent convention, after years of warnings that federal licences were scattered at unknown locations, often used as fronts for larger grow-ops. Mission Coun. Dave Hensman predicted that when a grower gets a letter cancelling his licence, he’s more likely to roll up a big joint with it than to shut down. Just say no. – Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@ 

Great Giveaway coming soon Editor, The Times:

Ok - ready, set, GO! It’s time to clean out those items you no longer use. Why? Because the Great Giveaway will be held Oct. 18, 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. For those that do not know what the Great Giveaway is, it is a time when your can come pick up as much used clothing or household items for you and your family for FREE! Oct. 9 - 15 we will be

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accepting your donations of used fall and winter clothing and small used household items. Should you have larger items that you wish to donate to someone at the giveaway, you can make a one page ad and bring it to the church or call Joan at 250-674-2924. Your donations can be dropped off at New Life Assembly, 308 W Old North Thompson Hwy. Please place your items at front door of the church. Items will not be accepted

after Oct. 15. During the event we will be accepting cash or food items for the Clearwater Food Bank. Should you have any questions or wish to volunteer, contact Joan at 250-674-2924. This is a great event to service the community of Clearwater! Let’s work together to help others.

Joan Daase Clearwater New Life Assembly

Dog owners thank search and rescue Editor, The Times:

This is to give great thanks to the men and women who donate their time and talents to the Wells Gray Search and Rescue. One never knows when or why you may need their talents. On Sunday, Sept. 29 we found ourselves needing them to come and rescue our dog that was down on a rock ledge at Dark Cove. With their skills he is home and happy. Thanks from the Elliot family. A thank you also to Chance for staying with us all day.

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Question of the Week


Do you think the words of O' Canada should be changed to be more gender neutral?

Tony Vaughn:

I don't think so. I like it the way it is.

Joshua Sonofanna:

No, I think we've changed enough. We've gone off our roots. Canada was based on Christian principles.

Ashley Klein (with Abby and Hannah Elliot):

Of course not. It's been like that since the beginning of time.

April Low (with Eli and Zeke):

No, it's very powerful as it is. The majority of people who went away in wartime were men. A lot of boys gave their lives for our freedom.

Adam Smith has been misunderstood Editor, The Times:

There was a time I couldn't abide the name of Adam Smith. After all, wasn't Adam Smith responsible for the free market nonsense emanating from the likes of the late Milton Freedman and that far right gang at the Fraser Institute? That free market capitalist nonsense proved a bust in the year 2008. That was when a good part of the globe's economy had to be rescued by massive government intervention. There was no free market tooth fairy to straighten things out. Well, it turns out that I, as well as the Fraser Institute, have completely misunderstood Adam Smith's economic ideas. Adam Smith was a very honourable

man. An abolitionist, he tried to prove with his economic theories that slavery was unnecessary. It was better to pay wages to free working men. Everyone would be better off. Smith also goes on about how merchants conspire to create monopolies and raise prices. He also states that workers should have decent wages and working conditions. Does any of this sound like the Reaganomics Thatcherism nonsense that we've been fed for the last 30 years or so? All in all Adam Smith's economic theories make sense. (However, after 2008 Karl Marx's Das Capital is quite relevant too!) I have to confess that I've read

only parts of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations. One has to be in the right frame of mind to absorb the whole of the blueprint for a new economic order. I suspect that this is more than those at the Fraser Institute ever done, although it is said that they have a lifesize figure of Adam Smith in their hallway — plaster no less! As my late waggish friend put it in the days when Michael Walker was a force at the Fraser Institute, “If Adam Smith could see how Michael Walker has perverted his economic ideas, Smith would bust his hickory walking stick over Michael Walker's bald head.”

Alex MacGregor:

Absolutely not. I think it's ridiculous for numerous reasons.

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The end is not near for smart meters Editor, The Times:

Re: “Regulator's reading on smart meters,” by Tom Fletcher, Sept. 26 issue Black Press (aptly named) wants to believe, “The end is near” to the smart meter controversy. The recent mass mail-out to Hydro customers implies that the customer has ‘choices’ (“These options are not available to customers who already have smart meters or to commercial account holders.”) The letter informs the recipient (in bold print), “This form must: be signed by the account holder; and returned to BC Hydro by December 1, 2013.” The envelope says

“Your reply is required.” This, despite the fact that the BC Utilities Commission hasn’t yet ruled on it. Does this seem to you like the BCUC decision is a foregone conclusion? Is it, too, under the duress of corporate pressures and financial manipulation? The fact that the BCUC approved the application by Fortis for wireless smart meter installation in the Okanagan based on Fortis’ expert – who relies on this 17-year-old safety measure for his findings – seems to answer my question. Further evidence that the BCUC approval is just a rubber stamp is obvious from the

directive signed by the Lieutenant Governor and Bill Bennett, Sept. 25. It states in detail the restrictions the BCUC has – namely: no power to amend the provisions added to the electric tariff (if those with a smart meter think they won’t be hit, they are mistaken; BC Hydro has mandated it will recover, “... from all customers, costs incurred with respect to the installation and operation of, and services related to, smart meters”). No power to require BC Hydro to install a “legacy” (analog) or “radio off” meter at a business location, or where there is a smart meter already installed (whether by

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stealth or otherwise; you snooze, you lose.) In case of any loophole, the blanket directive regarding the BCUC’s powers in Section 4, (1) has it covered: “The commission must not exercise a power under the Act in a way that would directly or indirectly prevent the authority from installing, operating, or providing services in respect of legacy meters, smart meters and radio-off meters.” The purpose of BCUC seems to be simply a tool of BC Hydro to assuage the public angst: all is well; it has passed the BCUC review. How many realize the restrictions placed on the BCUC and what

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Clearwater was about to get a liquor store, as crews were renovating one end of the Capostinsky Building. A new sawmill came into being on the old Archibald mill site. Clearwater finally received street signs. Most streets were named after local pioneers.



A Vavenby man died when he was trapped inside a burning trailer. John Harwood said he would be resigning as Area A rep on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District after holding the position since 1970. Tenders were issued for preparation work for the Clearwater Sportsplex.


YEARS AGO: Sunshine Valley Fire Department members were holding work-bees

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in a push to complete their firehall before cold weather set in. A major drive was in progress under president Erlene Woollard as the North Thompson Overture Society sought to boost membership.



Jack Marlow, owner the Stedmans store in Clearwater, was located by Clearwater Search and Rescue after his truck got stuck in the Management (Tree Farm License 18 northwest of Clearwater). Clearwater Lions closed the Blackpool Hall for a month while they installed a new floor. A new courthouse in Clearwater was nearing completion. The building consisted of four trailers mounted on a foundation.



Residents of Greer Subdivision voted 35 — 5 against being included in any possible munici-

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HISTORICAL Perspective

BACK IN TIME pality of Clearwater. A triangular shaped piece of land next to the Clearwater River bridge was named Small Park in honor of local pioneer and justice of the peace, the late Reg Small. An editorial in the Times suggested that the name was less than impressive.

later in the month, said CID administrator Edie Kinzel. Clearwater Lions sponsored placing a slab from a 300-year-old Douglas fir in a shelter at Reginald Small Park as a Loggers’ Memorial.


Thieves broke into the Clearwater Forest District office, loading the computers they stole into a Forest Service truck. Safety Mart and the Robson Valley Forest District office in Valemount were also hit. Clearwater needed a second well as well as a reservoir, said engineer Terry Underwood. Total cost of the two projects would be close to $700,000.


Clearwater Hatchery was given a temporary reprieve. Department of Fisheries and Oceans was to enter into an interim maintenance agreement with North Thompson Indian Band. A meeting with residents to discuss extension of the Clearwater water system to Sunshine Valley was expected to be held




YEARS AGO: Council member Jack Braaksma stated he would like to see fewer tax dollars going to the Sportsplex, and more going to other recreation facilities such as the Clearwater ski hill and a proposed skateboard park. Clearwater Improvement District chair Ray Mackenzie wants to see wheelchair access to its office building. “I received three letters this summer about handicapped access. I also got a phone call from someone who does business at the CID office,” Mackenzie told improvement district trustees at their regular monthly meeting.



Jager Garbage Inc. announced it would be providing a pick-up service for blue bag recycling. Thirty-two Clearwater Breast Friends took part in the annual CIBC Run for the Cure in Kamloops. The group raised $6,156 while celebrating its ninth year attending the run. Tourism Wells Gray and Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) held a tourism workshop in Clearwater. About 35 people attended the event. John Wilcox and Tim Pennell were running to represent Wells Gray Country at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, Thompson Headwaters candidates were Max Lentz and Steve Quinn. Vying for seats around the Clearwater council table were Brent Buck, Christy Dobi, Grant Gale, Candus Pelton-Graffunder, Ken Kjenstad, Stephanie Teare and Bert Walker.



An excavator made short work of demolishing Clearwater’s old firehall. Local contractor C. Burman had built it in 1969 with help from firefighters and students from the high school. About 40 Canadian Rangers from across B.C. camped overnight at Clearwater airstrip and had breakfast at the Elks. The group rode ATVs from 100 Mile House. Jean Nelson of Clearwater and Don Turtiak of Blue River received Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals during a ceremony in Kamloops. Canfor truckers voted unanimously to oppose a proposed roundabout on Highway 5. “We don’t feel we’ve had an opportunity to express our opinions,” said truck owner Ed Crombie. The Royal Canadian Legion was planning to build a "Virtual Wall of Honor and Remembrance" to honor all deceased veterans.

Open house highlights Simpcw accomplishments Margaret Houben – Barriere Star/ Journal Simpcw First Nation held an open house on Sept. 30 at the Chu Chua

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Community Hall. There were displays from each of the band's different departments, and many of the band council members and staff were present to answer questions. There were maps showing the boundaries of the Simpcw traditional area, and information pamphlets at each station, about each component covered in the open house. One display was about the Simpcw Cenotaph Project. This project is for the creation of a war monument specifically for Simpcw First Nation. Band members hope to have the marble monu-

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ment ready by Nov. 11 of this year, with the landscaping of the area around the monument to be completed later. Some of the other displays included: • Little Moccasins Head Start Program – a holistic community based program designed to enhance early childhood development, school readiness and overall family health and wellness for First Nations preschool children on reserve. • Neqweyqwelsten School – this school was established by parents in the Simpcw community in 1983. It delivers program that ensure all students have their learning

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needs addressed, while setting high expectations for learning for all students. • Dunn Creek Hatchery – this hatchery is part of the Fisheries Program. The main focus is the conservation and management of fish stock within the Simpcw territory. • Home Support/ Personal Care Worker – this program promotes and maintains the health, safety, independence, comfort and well being

of individuals and families. It improves the quality of care to promote maximum independence. • Simpcw Resources Group is the business side of Simpcw First Nation. Its purpose is to generate income and employment from the use of Simpcw Natural Resources using sustainable and environmentally responsible methods that respect the culture of the Simpcw First Nation.

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the advertisers' needs and budget." will be operated by a partnership between Black Press and Metroland Media Group Ltd. Through its chain of over 100 newspapers, has already been filling the local recruitment and job search needs of countless job seekers and recruitment advertisers alike. With its 190 community and daily newspapers, Black Press will add to's already extensive coverage and market, and will add valuable resources and services for our users. Black Press also owns and operates BC Classifieds and, and the Used Everywhere network.'s mission is to deliver the

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purpose of the society: To promote the economic and social welfare of the residents of Wells Gray Country (including the District of Clearwater), including the provision of support for the benevolent and charitable enterprises, federations, agencies and societies engaged in furthering these purposes.

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On Sunday, Sept. 29, the North Thompson Arts Council held its annual general meeting in Little Fort. One of the main orders of business was to elect the 2013-14 officers. The newly elected members are as follows: president – Charlene Lau; vice president – Doris Laner; secretary – Margaret Houben; treasurer – Patti Wood; directors – Margot Venema, Lana Laskovic, Kim Cartwright and Irene Gouchie. One director position remains open and will be filled at the next general meeting. After the meeting, members watched a very inspirational short video: “Phil Hanson, Embrace the Shake”. This video is available online at, a non-profit group committed to ideas worth spreading. All their videos are free to watch and cover a wide range of topics. The next event planned will be a Cashless Craft Swap on Oct. 26, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the North Thompson Volunteer and Information Centre (the Ridge) in Barriere. At the next general NTAC meeting, which will be on Oct. 27, 2 p.m. at the North Thompson Volunteer and Information Centre, the 2014 events calendar will be discussed, with

dates and locations being set for all the events being planned for the coming year. If you want to have a say in what we will be doing in the coming year, please come out and join us. New members are always welcome, and membership fees are only $10 a year. You don’t have to be an artist to be a member; a few of our current members are art lovers and wanted to join just to support the arts in our community. For more information, call Margaret Houben at 250-672-9330 (evenings), or drop by the Armour Mountain Art Gallery, located inside Armour Mountain Office Services in Barriere.

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BC Forest Safety Council launches walking challenge to help improve health of logging truck drivers Submitted PRINCE GEORGE & NANAIMO – BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) is rolling out a new health and wellness program focused on increasing the physical activity levels and overall health of log truck drivers in B.C. The Healthy Hauler

Step Challenge aims to provide B.C.’s log truck drivers with an opportunity to become more active in an easy, fun, and inexpensive way. Using pedometers provided free by the BCFSC, truckers can track the number of steps they take each day, log them over a month’s time, compete

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for prizes, and earn recognition in their industry. They can challenge themselves, co-workers, and teams from other companies. “Log haulers work long days. It can be very tough to find time to build exercise into a work day, but it’s important if log haulers are to overcome some of the health challenges they can face”, said Rick Walters, director transportation safety, BCFSC. “By using this program, log haulers can be active, measure their progress, and take increasingly bigger steps towards a healthier, safer and more productive work place.” The first round of the step chal-

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Some of the people who showed up at Crystal Hanna's open house at her proposed new tea shop are (back, l-r) Christina Fillion, Crystal Hanna, (front, l-r) Allison Loewen, Sandra Graffunder, Madisson Clark, and Jodie Dodd. Photo by Robyn Rexin

New business owner lights the rooms with candles Robyn Rexin New Vavenby resident Crystal Hanna plans to open a tea room where people can come, sample her teas, and read. She lives in the former Vavenby community hall and had an open house on Thursday evening, Oct. 3. There was a power outage so she lit the rooms with candles. When people arrived she provided them with snacks and drinks and then took them around to see

Scientists project warmer, wetter winters Earlier runoff could spell summer water supply problems Jeff Nagel – Black Press

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what was for sale. There were aromatic tea samples with information about them plus gift baskets and aprons that Hanna had made. She also reupholsters furniture. Hanna. Jodie Dodd had a table as well. She was showing facial and hand creams from a line called Seacret. They are made from minerals from the Dead Sea. Dodd did apply one cream to the back of everyone’s hand. When removed it left the skin silky soft.

Climate change will likely mean warmer, rainier winters in B.C. as well as reduced summer stream flows, a forum in Vancouver heard Monday as new international findings were released. Dr. Francis Zwiers, director of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) and vicechair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working group 1, said projections for B.C. point to further warming of 2.9 degrees in the winter and 2.4 degrees in the summer by 2100, under a moderate carbon emission scenario. Winter warming on that scale could translate into 17 to 51 more days per year of frost-free conditions, he told the forum, in the wake of the already measured reduction of 24 annual frost days since 1900 and a 2.1-degree increase in the province's winter temperatures. While a longer growing season might be a boon to gardeners and farmers, Zwiers noted warming winters have also allowed unwanted species like the mountain pine beetle

to flourish and wreak havoc on Interior forests. "That's an impact that has been linked to a changing climate," Zwiers said. "You can just imagine there would be many other organisms that would find B.C. to be a much more hospitable place to live, even in a slightly warmer climate than we have at the moment, or a slightly wetter climate than we have at the moment."

The mountain pine beetle may not be the only undesirable species to exploit warming temperatures in B.C. as a result of projected climate change. Ministry of Forests photo

PCIC researchers projected climate changes in B.C. over the rest of this century using the same models as the IPCC. Winter warming would be greater in the northeast than other parts of the province, while summer warming projections are roughly uniform. Zwiers said the modeling

shows winter, spring and fall precipitation will increase in B.C., with a 10 per cent increase in precipitation in winters expected and summers potentially getting wetter in the north but drier in the south. Wetter, warmer winters could affect the province's supply of water for drinking, farming, power generation and salmon migration. With less water being stored as snow over the winter, Zwiers said, B.C. can expect higher amounts of winter and spring runoff, leaving less behind in the upper elevations to deliver water in summer. The new IPCC report reiterated that the planet is warming and people are the probable cause. But some observers criticized it for downgrading projected temperature increases due to a 15-year "pause" in average surface temperature rise. Zwiers maintained human influence is clear and action is urgently needed to both reduce emissions and adapt to expected "substantial" impacts. The IPCC report predicts Canada will face more warming than the global average, along with more frequent and more intense extreme weather events.

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B.C. speed limit review announced Jeff Nagel – Black Press Transportation Minister Todd Stone wants B.C. residents to weigh in on a potential increase in highway speed limits now under consideration. Stone announced the formal review of speed limits Friday in Kamloops although he had previously indicated it was coming and technical work is already underway. The Coquihalla Highway already has a speed limit of 110 kilometres per hour but traffic there does an average speed of 118, while drivers routinely exceed the posted limit of 90 or 100 on many other provincial highways. "There's no question the Coquihalla is a prime candidate for an adjustment in the speed limit," Stone said, also listing sections of Highway 1 in the Lower Mainland and around Kamloops as well as the Cariboo Connector towards Prince George. It's been a decade since B.C. last reviewed speed limits. Stone said any increases would involve mainly rural provincial highways between communities, not highways in urban areas of the Lower Mainland, although which specific corridors to adjust will be subject to public input. He said a higher speed limit in some

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stretches of highway has been made possible by billions of dollars in major road upgrades since the last review in 2003, including 180 additional kilometres of four- or six-lane highway. He also said vehicles are "much safer today than 10 years ago" as a result of traction stability control, antilock brakes and other improvements. Stone cited a 28 per cent drop in injurycausing collisions since 2003. And he said research increasingly suggests the greatest danger isn't necessarily speeding itself, but driving at a much different speed than most other drivers. A minority of 15 per cent of drivers who don't keep up with the flow or who speed excessively are at greater risk of a crash than the other 85 per cent of drivers who may be going somewhat over

the posted speed limit, he said. Stone stressed decreases in the speed limit are also possible. "This review is not about increasing speed limits, it's about making sure we have the right speed limits." And he said there will be "no Autobahn" in B.C. where speed limits are lifted altogether. "I am not interested in making any changes that are going to compromise the safety of motorists." He said one option could be variable speed limits that are higher in the day and lower at night. The review will pull in fresh research from around the world, and closely consider factors unique to B.C., like its geography and high mountain passes. The risk of crashes with wildlife will also be a key consideration. Bright signs that

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next spring, when the Legislature reconvenes. Public forums on the issue will be held in Kamloops, Chilliwack, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Cranbrook and Kelowna starting in November, with potentially more sites still to be added. One group advocating for higher speed limits is Sense BC, which was behind a recent viral video making the case for change. Sense BC's Ian Tootill said even a 10 kilometre an hour increase on the Coquihalla to 120 wouldn't be enough to match the prevailing speeds in summer. Minister of Transportation and Infra"I'm not structure Todd Stone. suggesting the Black Press photos Coquihalla should be 150 or warn of wildlife at 160 but it shouldn't be night – potentially acti120," he said. vated by sensors that Tootill argues speed detect animals near the limits should be set at highway – are among the upper end of what's various options the safe – allowing those ministry will consider who can drive that to counter that risk, speed to legally do so particularly on highways where posted lim- – while most motorists would go slower. its might rise. Others reacting on Stone said other social media argued technologies being tried faster speeds would elsewhere include autocompromise safety and mated sirens that scare burn more fuel. wildlife off roads in

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More help needed at Clearwater Food Bank Keith McNeill Clearwater Food Bank needs help, according to treasurer Pat Stanley. "Our money is down 20 per cent from what it was last year at this time," he said. "At the same time, the numbers of hampers we are giving out has gone from 59 in September of 2012 to 71 this year." The food bank has gained 22 new clients since the middle of June. The biggest growth is with seniors.

The situation at Clearwater Food Bank has gotten so bad that, for the first time since he started volunteering there eight years ago, they have started cutting back on the size of hampers. All those involved in Clearwater Food Bank are volunteers, he stressed. During the summer they have been busy gleaning from local gardens, but that is no longer possible. Because of the increasing demand, the food bank was forced

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to move into a larger space to have adequate storage. Even though the owner is giving them a good deal with the rent, they still are paying double what they did before. The majority of those using the food bank belong to the working poor – meaning they are employed but not making enough to make ends meet. Changes to Employment Insurance over the past few years mean people are forced to take jobs that don’t pay well, Stanley said. "The problem isn’t just in Clearwater, B.C. or Canada," he said. "It’s the same in the U.S. The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing." "We need help," Stanley said. "At the rate we’re going right now, it’s not sustainable." Anyone wanting to make a donation can drop by Clearwater Food Bank any Monday or Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Donations can also be made at Royal Bank or Interior Savings Credit Union. Those seeking further information can call the food bank at 250-674-3402. Alternatively, they can call Pat Stanley or his wife Heather Stanley, the food bank chair, at 250-674-3697.

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Winners of door prizes at a talk by Robert Bateman on Friday evening at Clearwater Secondary School show off their winnings. Pictured are (l-r) Mary Porter, Zara Bieber, Robert Bateman and Bill Merilees. Porter is from Chase and has attended many Wells Gray World Heritage Year events. Nanaimo resident Merilees was a lead presenter at Yorke Edwards Day in Upper Clearwater Hall on Saturday. Photo by Keith McNeill

Bateman calls for Nature connection for youngsters Keith McNeill The average North American child spends 7 1/2 hours a day in front of a screen and zero hours outside in Nature, according to Robert Bateman. The well-known Canadian wildlife artist was in Clearwater last weekend to take part in a sod-turning ceremony for Thompson Rivers University’s proposed TRU Wilderness Center near Wells Gray Park. Friday evening he gave a talk at Clearwater Secondary School on how to re-connect young people with Nature. Nearly 250 people attended his talk – a Wells Gray World Heritage Year event. “I never heard of a soccer mom when I was growing up,” said Bateman. “We got a ball, we went into a field, we played soccer. No adult needed to supervise.” Today, many mothers are afraid to let their children go outside into Nature. “Kids are smart,” the artist said. “If they see a cliff or a fire, they’ll be careful.” Since the 1950s parents have become more and more reliant on television and then computers to “babysit” their children, Bateman said. The result is that a significant number of today’s young people will die before their parents because of their inactive lifestyles. No child should be allowed to watch television before he or she is at least three years old, he said.

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He described video games as “junk food for the soul.” They are very damaging to the brains of teens, according to Bateman. People are designed to live with Nature, he said. Hospital patients who can see trees outside their windows heal quicker than those who cannot. A program in Japan that takes Tokyo office workers for a one-hour walk through nearby parks results in lowered blood pressure readings and other benefits. To help bring young people back to Nature, Bateman is helping to set up the Robert Bateman Center in the Inner Harbor at Victoria. The center, which is to be located in the former wax museum, will have an interactive display of about 120 of his paintings on the first floor. The second floor will have offices and meeting rooms where people will attempt to coordinate various nature programs. “I have a confession to make. I just paint and rant,” Bateman said. Now world famous for his wildlife art, he at one time painted only abstract paintings. “People look at an abstract painting and ask, ‘What’s it a painting of ?’” he said. “You don’t look at a Persian carpet and ask, ‘What’s it a Persian carpet of ?’ Why would you ask that about a painting?” Bateman said he still admires and is influenced by abstract art, and showed a couple of examples in his powerpoint demonstration. Although he teaches art classes himself, people don’t really need to go to art school to become artists. All they really need is to spend time painting, he said. During the evening it was announced that the person who had the family version of the Wells Gray World Heritage Year treasure hunt had declined to accept the $1,000 prize. Instead, it will be used as a prize in a treasure hunt to be held next year. The $1,000 prize for the more ambitious version of the treasure hunt remains unclaimed. Wells Gray Country services committee will look at sponsoring the treasure hunt a second time, said TNRD director Tim Pennell.

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Event honours two Wells Gray Park researchers Keith McNeill

Ralph Ritcey received a surprise Saturday evening. He thought an event being held at Upper Clearwater Hall was to honor his fellow biologist and onetime supervisor Yorke Edwards. In fact the event was held to honor both Edwards and Ritcey. An online library being developed to hold all the research and other documents relating to Wells Gray Park is to be named the Edwards/ Ritcey Library, Upper Clearwater naturalist Trevor Goward told the gathering. More than 60 people attended the event, which was described by one of those present as a veritable who’s who of natural historians of Canada. Work done by Edwards and Ritcey meant that there were probably more studies published about Wells Gray Park in the 1950s

Members of the Ritcey family congratulate their father on having an online library named after him during an event held Saturday in Upper Clearwater Hall. Pictured are (l-r) Susan (Ritcey) Murray, Ralph Ritcey, Mike Ritcey, Clara Ritcey and Frank Ritcey. Photo by Keith McNeill

than any other park in the province, said Goward. “They were a team and they essentially put this park in the

map,” he said. So far about 70 of the 130 scientific papers they helped produce about the park have been typeset

to be put online. Having the papers online will mean that people anywhere in the world will be able to do research about

Special guest Jerry the Moose arrives at an event held Saturday to honor researchers Yorke Edwards and Ralph Ritcey. The original Jerry was a moose from Wells Gray Park raised from a calf by the Ritcey family. Escorting him is senior park ranger Jessie Paloposki (l). Photo by Keith McNeill



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Wells Gray Park, Goward said. Edwards recognized that moose hunting in Wells Gray Park was a million dollar industry and that the province therefore should study it. Born in Toronto, Edwards got a degree in forestry from University of Toronto but was drawn to UBC to study wildlife by Ian McTaggartCowan. He led the research program at BC Parks for several years, then went on to direct the BC Museum. He passed away in 2011. Edwards was instrumental in establishing the naturalist program at BC Parks, said Bill Merilees of Nanaimo, who is writing a history of nature interpretation in B.C. “Yorke affected everyone he talked with, who he walked through the woods

with,” said Merilees. “He changed lives.” One of the people he hired was Ralph Ritcey, to do research on the moose of Wells Gray Park. “Yorke Edwards was a pretty perceptive man but he fouled up once in a while,” Ritcey recalled. “He

thought he could make a pioneer out of me. Fortunately, when I came here I found there were a lot of pioneers here. I learned to rely on them.” Ralph Ritcey was born in 1925 in Halifax, said his son, Frank Ritcey. He served in the Navy in World War II, which allowed him to go to university after the war. He came to Wells Gray Park in 1950 to work as a research assistant with Yorke Edwards. Ritcey moved to Kamloops in 1963 to work with the Fish and Wildlife Branch. He retired in 1987. Dave Lowe worked with Ritcey at Fish and Wildlife for many years. He recalled an argument between Ritcey and biologist Tom Bergerud in 1968 about what was the limiting factor with mountain caribou: food or predators. Thirty years later Bergerud said to Lowe, “Ralph was right. I was wrong. It is food supply. Healthy caribou can survive predators. They’ve been living together for thousands of years.”

Trevor Goward holds a sign that invites people to ask the naturalist. He retrieved it after the naturalist program ended at Manning Park a few years ago. Photo by Keith McNeill

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Clearwater Atoms explode on the ice Peewees beat Merritt

Clearwater Peewee #14 Angus Allchin battles through his Merritt opponents with #11 Reid Parlby helping out. Playing at the Sportsplex last weekend, the Peewees won 12 – 5 on Saturday and 8 – 4 on Sunday. The team's next games will be in Lillooet on Oct. 19 and 20. Photo by Keith McNeill

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Above: Parker Collins takes the puck up the ice with Cassidy Tucker backing him up. The two Clearwater Atoms players were taking part in one of two games against Chase on the weekend in the Sportsplex. The team won the first game (their first of the season) 12 – 4 and the second 9 – 4. The Atoms will have league games in Lillooet Oct 19/20 and will have two exhibition games in Clearwater on Oct. 27 vs 100 Mile.

Right: Clearwater Atom #17 Liam Hunt takes a shot on the Chase net while Brendan Green (middle) and Devin Green wait closer to the net. Photos by Keith McNeill

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Midget Rep. Tournament October 19 & 20 Clearwater & District Minor Hockey Open to Boys and Girls. Become part of a winning team. • Join Minor Hockey and learn to play Canada’s Game. • Register @ 250 674 2594 or Raft Mountain Skating Club Register @ Adult Hockey: Mens Drop In Hockey • Every Tuesday and Friday at Oldtimers Hockey • Every Wednesday at 8:45 and Sundays at 7:00

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Runners live healthy Members of Clearwater's Run Club get ready to put on a few kilometers recently. Pictured are (back, l-r) Tami Pigeon, Tera Carter, Irene Anderson, Run Club coach Lisa Jensen, Robyn Murray, (front, l-r) Theresa Braaten, Jenna Wilson and Allison Loewen. The club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at varying locations until Oct. 30. This free program offered through the District of Clearwater's Community Recreation, Healthy Living Program. If you are interested in joining Run Club, please call 250-674-1878. Photo submitted

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Handel’s Messiah coming this Christmas to Clearwater and Barriere Times Staff North Thompson Community Chorus (combined from Clearwater and Barriere Community Choirs) will include two selections from Handel’s Messiah in its upcoming Christmas Through the Ages performances, according to choir director Leah Jones. “The selections will be in preparation for a full Christmas Messiah for December 2014!” she said. Messiah, an oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frederic Handel, has become one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music. Messiah burst onto the stage of Musick Hall in Dublin on April 13, 1742. The audience swelled to a record 700, as ladies had heeded pleas by management to wear dresses “without hoops” in order to make room for more company.

The men and women in attendance sat mesmerized from the moment the tenor began followed by soloists alternating with wave upon wave of chorus,

Leah Jones

until, near the midway point, the audience jumped to its feet for the famous Hallelujah Chorus. Now, of course, Messiah is a fixture of the Christmas season. For many amateur choirs, the work is the heart of their repertoire and the high point of the year. In most of Handel’s oratorios, the soloists dominate and the choir sings only brief choruses. But in Messiah, says Laurence Cummings, director of the London Handel Orchestra, “The chorus propels the work forward with great emotional impact and uplifting messages.” Practices for this season will begin Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Clearwater and Thursday, Oct. 10, in Barriere. Contact Leah Jones at 250-9578440 or redpepper62@ for more information.

Saying why I am a Christian Why I'm a Christian I was having a conversation with a friend of mine concerning my belief in Jesus Christ. My friend’s comment to me was one I heard before as he stated, “I happy that your faith works for you but I’m not interested.” His comment points to a fundamental flaw in his understand as to why I’m a Christian. The assumption he is making is that given the numerous belief systems worldwide I have come to a sort of pragmatic conclusion that Christianity suits my interests best. This simply is not true. The real question that needs to be asked is what does the statement “works for you” mean? It may imply that my faith makes me happy. C.S. Lewis answers this best by stating, “I did not go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of port would do that. If you want a religion to make you

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feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.” I am not a Christian because it makes me happy or comfortable. Nor am I a Christian because it makes me popular. More and more Christians are despised by society as culture changes its morals and Christianity does not. I am also not a Christian because I get the hope of eternal life. This is a great promise in my faith but Islam, Mormonism and

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Hinduism offers similar promises. I’m not a Christian because it’s easy to follow. My faith instructs me to endure unjust punishment without retaliating as well as to forgive and love my enemies. This is no easy task. If any of these things is what my friend meant by “works for you” than I can say quite confidently that my Christian faith doesn’t work for me. One might ask, “Why then be a Christian if it doesn’t work for you?”

Why…? because it’s true. Christianity is true when compared to all other belief systems. It’s truth is evident historically, philosophically, coherently, theologically, rationally, and empirically regardless of how I feel. For me to claim Christianity false is as nonsensical as claiming the sky isn’t blue because I don’t like the colour. John 14:6 Jesus replies, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.”

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Sunday Service Mass • 11am - 12pm Tuesday & Thursday 10am 324 Clearwater Village Road 250-672-5949 Father Don O’Reilly

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CLEARWATER UNITED CHURCH Meeting at Catholic Church of St. James


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people age 21 and younger. Pony Club educates its youth about horses and English riding. Our Pony Club will be two years old at the end of this year. This year we had 10 members ranging from age seven to 14. We have been given a lot of support from members of the community, for which we are extremely grateful. We would like to thank Wells Gray Community Forest Society for the donation of the new body protector vests that we recently received. We are all very happy with them! Another donation that was widely appreciated was our pole system, donated by The Horse Gate Trailer Sales. We would also like to thank North Thompson Communities Foundation for the beginnings of our uniforms. We have club shirts, helmet covers and shells to wear during the cooler days of training and to club competitions. Early this year we were lucky enough to use Vivian Spedding's indoor arena. This way we could start off early even though there was still snow on the ground! During the course of the year we have also used Liz Morrison's arena and Carol McNeil's incredible facility in Birch Island. We'd like to thank these ladies not only for the use of their homes, but for their time, support and



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focus is on lessons, but we also go on trail rides or have gymkhana type games. In September we arranged for a Pony Club clinician from Kamloops to teach us. The members thoroughly enjoyed learning from Caitlin Fountain. During the year we have fund raised. Our club recently completed a bottle drive and we'd like to thank the community for its support! We look forward to our club growing and welcome new members. Later in the fall we will have an enrolment evening. Stay posted for the date! Otherwise, if you are interested in being a part of our fun filled club, give Kerry Meadows a call at 250-674-3850.



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Members of the North Thompson Pony Club take part in a clinic recently with Caitlin Fountain from Kamloops at Carol McNeil's facility in Birch Island. Pictured are (l-r) Luke Ovenden, Zoe Ovenden, Addison Lee, Kelsey Meadows-Tedford, Kelly Ludbrook, Annie Butcher, and Aubry Leppington. The dog is Carol McNeil's Happy. Photo submtted

willingness to help. Since June, Cathy Sauer has been our club's instructor. She has diligently worked with the members to teach them how to be excellent equestrians. English riding covers many aspects but the focus from the beginning is on jumping. Even beginner riders negotiate trotting poles and as experience grows the jumps get bigger and the courses more complex. Our young club has a lot to learn! We look forward to negotiating cross country courses next year. A few times a year we get to meet other Pony Clubs from the region at camps and competitions held locally. We meet once a week. The

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Chocolatey-mint, of course Members of Clearwater’s Guiding movement sell Girl Guide cookies at Brookfield Mall on Friday, Oct. 4. Pictured are (l-r) Brownie Katrina Brcko, Girl Guide Kirsten Regier and Brownie Sage Barstow. Money from the sales will help send Guiders to a SOAR campout in July. There are only a few cookies left but if you want a box, call Katrina Link at 250-674-3977 or ask any Guider. Photo by Keith McNeill

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

~ Ralph Waldo

Wells Gray Country UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 10: Elks Bingo, 5-9 pm, concession, info 250-674-3535 Oct. 11: Blackpool Coffee House, 7 pm. doors open at 6pm Oct. 14: Blackpool Hall Heritage Society AGM, 7 pm, Blackpool Hall Oct. 16: Wells Gray Search & Rescue, AGM, 7 pm, WGSAR Headquarters, 250-674-2703 Oct. 17: Community Forest Advisory Committee meeting, 7 pm, Resource Centre, info 250-674-2127 Oct. 18: Freshwater Fisheries Open House, Clearwater Trout Hatchery, 40 E Old N Thompson Hwy, 10 am-2 pm Oct. 19: Ink & Oil roughing, 9 am – 4 pm, 751 Clearwater Village Rd, Community Resource Centre, $85.00 Oct. 19: Hospital Auxiliary Dessert Extravaganza, tickets $25, 250-674-3205 or 250-674-3521 Oct. 20: Blue River event - Harvest Dinner, 5 pm, Community Hall. Oct. 20: WGCS Social, Wells Gray Hotel, info 250-674-3688


Come learn the basics of sushi making! This class will use locally sourced, cooked ingredients. We will cover sushi rice and seasoning, basic rolls, garnishes, and stunning presentation. Please bring a sharp knife and a small serving plate.


Gain skills in the arc welding trade. You will be provided with shielded metal arc welding instruction. Several different types of electrodes will be used in a variety of welding positions. Safe equipment operation and techniques in cutting and the fitting of joints will be emphasized. There will be opportunities for small projects or to perform limited repairs on personal items.


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Oct. 26: Oktoberfest, Clearwater ski hill Oct. 27: Little Fort Craft Fair, Little Fort Hall, 10 am – 3 pm, 250-677-4383 Oct. 31: Blue River event – Children Halloween party, 5 pm, Legion Upstairs Hall. Nov. 2: Y2C Youth Fundraiser, Spaghetti supper 6 pm, music 7 pm, tickets: donation of $10 + a dessert for silent auction. Clearwater Bible Hall. Nov. 11: Remembrance Day, Blue River, 10:30 am, Legion Upstairs Hall Nov. 17: Craft Fair, Blue River, 10 am – 4 pm, Blue River Community Hall Nov. 17: Winter Wonderland craft fair, Wells Grey Inn Conference Rm., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nov. 23: Craft Fair, 10am – 2pm, Blackpool Hall. Doors open at 8am for vendors. Table rentals $10

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ONGOING EVENTS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Clearwater Bridge Club: Wednesdays, Sportsplex lounge, 7 p.m. sharp, info 250-674-2195 • Raft River Rockhounds: 3rd Sat of the mth. Clw Lodge 1pm 250-674-2700 • Women in Business Luncheon: 2nd Thurs. of the mth at Wells Gray Inn, 12–2 pm. Preregister at 250-674-2700 • Clearwater Choir: Youth 3:30 - 5 pm; Adult 6:30 - 9 pm, Tuesdays, Clearwater Christian Church • Crafts & Conversations with Cheryl. Tuesdays 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Center. Phone 250-674-3703 for more info. • Clearwater Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9:00 am – Noon. For more info please call Anne at 250-674-3444. • Clearwater-Vavenby Lions Bingo: Every 2nd Tues. Elks Hall. 250-587-6269 • M&M (Mrs. & Ms.) Social. Last Sun of the mth Wells Gray Inn. 5pm: 250-587-6503 • Blackpool Community Hall Coffee House; Local musicians – every 2nd Fri. of the mth. 6:30pm. Concession, $3 or 2 for $5. • Clearwater Elks Bingo - every 2nd Thurs. Elks Hall. open 5pm • Cribbage Wed. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 12:30 pm. • Fun Darts Fri. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 6 pm. CHILDREN & FAMILIES • Racoon StrongStart - Raft River Elem school days Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:45-11:45am • Racoon StrongStart - Vavenby Elm school days Wed 8:5011:50am • Clearwater Breastfeeding Group: 3rd Wed. of every month 7:30pm @ YCS • Mother Goose - Mornings, reg. Kerry 250-674-2600 ext 227 • NT BC Home Schoolers: Meets Fri. afternoons. Call Leanna 250-674-0057 for details • Kids Club: Clearwater New Life Assembly. Meets every Thur. 3-5 pm. Ages 5-12. For info contact Bobbi @ 250-674-3346 HEALTH & HEALING

• AA Meetings: every Wednesday, #11 Lodge Dr, 250-674-1923 • Shambhala Meditation Group: meets every Tuesday at Forest House 6:30-8:00 pm. Info: 250-587-6373. • Connections Healing Rooms - Fridays 1-3pm (except stat. holidays). 86 Young Rd. No charge. Sponsored by Living Streams Christian Church. • Healthy Choices – Tues 9am Clearwater Christian Church bsmnt (behind Fields). $2/wk drop-in free. Call Kim 250-674-0224 • Clearwater & District Hospice 3rd Mon. Sept-Jun 10am Legion. RECREATION • Drop-in soccer: May-Sept. Tuesdays & Thursday at 7pm at CSS field. Everyone welcome! • Bowling: Mon. 10–12pm & 1-3pm; Thurs., 1-3pm. Seniors Centre at Evergreen Acres. 250-674-2699 • Clearwater Sno-Drifters: 1st Thurs every mth. 250-676-9414 • CNT Rod & Gun Club: 3rd Tues. of the mth. Blackpool Hall 7pm Nov., Jan., & Mar. AGM in May • Volleyball: Tues. 7:30-9:00 PM, Nov. 5 - Dec. 10, at Clearwater Secondary School Gym, $2 drop in. Info: 250-674-1878. • Yoga Tree – Call or email Annie 250-674-2468 annie.pomme@ • Core Strength Fitness. Tuesdays. 10-11am 250-674-0001 • Walking Club: Indoors: Wed., 6:45-7:45am, & Thurs, 3:304:30pm, Nov. 20-Dec. 12, 2013 at Clw Secondary School, FREE. Info: 250-674-1878 • Drop-in Curling: Fri. Jan. 11 - Mar. 8, 7:00 PM, $5. Brooms and sliders available. • Badminton: Mon & Wed, Oct – Mar, CSS gym, 7:30-9:30 pm, $3 drop-in fee, info 250-674-2518 • Drop in Basketball: Fri., 7-8:30pm, Nov. 1-Dec. 1, $2 drop in at Clearwater Secondary School Gym. Info: 250-674-1878 SENIORS • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society 3rd Sun Social Meet at the Wells Gray Hotel at 12:30pm for lunch or dessert, & chat • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society Book Club Last Thursday of the month at 2pm at the public library. All seniors welcome.



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GROW MARIJUANA commercially. Canadian Commercial Production Licensing Convention October 26th & 27th. Toronto Airport, Marriott Hotel. Tickets 1-855-860-8611 or 250-870-1882. Hospital Auxiliary Dessert Extravaganza Oct. 19 Tickets $25.00 Now available Call Leslie 250-674-3205 or Gail 250-674-3521

Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at Information Safe Home Response Providing a safe place to escape for women and their children. Volunteers always needed. Call 250-674-2135.

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Located across the railway tracks in Vavenby, B.C. Wednesday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Great deals - low prices

Personals Barriere Alcoholics Anonymous Call: 250-672-9643 For Al Anon Call: 250-672-9643, 250-677-4234

Clearwater: AA meetings Every Wednesday, #11 Lodge Dr., side door. Roll call 8 p.m. 250-674-1923, 250-674-7313

Lost & Found Found: Yellow parakeet. Found near Glen Road, Clearwater. If yours please call 250674-0003

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GRADER OPERATOR – Bladetec B0165 BUCKERMAN – VRV Contracting B0221 SAWMILL LABOURER – Woodco Sawmills CB0233

WAITER/WAITRESS – Rivermount Motel CB0219

COOK – Rivermount Motel CB0220 HOUSEKEEPER – Rivermount Motel CB0218 WAITRESS P/T– Sam’s Pizza B0235 TIRE TECHNICIAN – Insight Tire CB0237 REFERRALS & ARCHAEOLOGY COORDINATOR- Simpcw First Nation B0244

Skill Development: If you have been on Employment Insurance in the past 3 years (5 years maternity) & are currently unemployed, you may be eligible for re-training dollars. Book an appointment to see one of our counselors for information. We look forward to seeing you: come in and we’ll personally see that you get the information you’re seeking or call and make an appointment. • Free computer & Internet access • Free resume help • Free information on many services.

CLEARWATER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 58A Young Road, Clearwater BC V0E 1N2 •|250-674-2928 • Fax 250-674-2938 E-mail: • Web Page:

Skidder Operator: Seas/Clw #C0247 Logging Truck Driver: Seas/Clwr #C0246 Assistant Field Tech: FT/Seas/Clw

NORTH THOMPSON SPORTSPLEX (District of Clearwater)


The District of Clearwater is inviting applications for the positions of Concession Clerk & Skate Patrol at the North Thompson Sportsplex for the 2013-14 season.


629 Barriere Town Rd. V0E 1E0 • 250-672-0036 • Fax: 250-672-2159

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“The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia” In Partnership with Barriere & District Chamber of Commerce and Yellowhead Community Services




Concession Clerk: Interested applicants must be motivated; possess communication and public relations skills; experience in food preparation; ability to operate a cash register and balance end of day cash out; preference will be given to those holding a Level One Food Safe Certificate. Applicants must be available to work evening and weekend shifts. Applicants must be 14 years of age or older. Applicants ages 14 & 15 years must have the permission of a parent or guardian. The position is subject to the provisions of the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 900. The position is seasonal parttime (approx. 10 hrs week) and will commence on or about October 18th, 2013. Skate Patrol: Interested applicants must be strong ice skaters and possess exceptional communication and public relations skills. Applicants must be available to work evening and weekend shifts. Applicants must be 14 years of age or older. Applicants ages 14 & 15 years must have the permission of a parent or guardian. The position is subject to the provisions of the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 900. The position is seasonal parttime (approx 5 hrs/week) and will commence on or about October, 18th, 2013. Any successful applicant over the age of 18 will be required to have a Criminal Record Check. Written resumes with references outlining skill and qualifications are to be marked with the title of the position you are applying for as Personal / Confidential and mailed to Leslie Groulx, Chief Administrative Officer, Box 157, Clearwater, B.C. V0E 1N0 or dropped off at the District of Clearwater, 132 Station Road, Clearwater, B.C. by 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 16th , 2013. The District of Clearwater thanks all applicants who apply for this position, however, only those candidates who are interviewed will be contacted.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Kitchen Helper: 2 positions/Clw #C0243 Food & Beverage Service Supervisor: FT/Clw #C0242

Waiter/Waitress: 2 positions/Clw #C0241 Cook: 2 positions/Clearwater #C0240 HD Mechanic/Welder/Machine Operator: FT/Clearwater #C0239 Tire Technician: FT/Seas/Bar. #CB0237 Sawmill Labourer: FT & PT Bar. #CB0233 Sandwich Artist: FT/Little Fort #C0232 Cashier: PT/Little Fort #C0231 Customer Service/Cashier: PT/FT Clw #C0229

32 Job Postings/Blue River: PT and FT #CB0222

Cook: Part Time/Little Fort #CB0220 Waiter/Waitress: PT/Little Fort #CB0219 Housekeeper: Seas/Clw #C0216 Motel Housekeeper: Seas/Clearwater #C0207

Heavy Equipment Mech.: Clw #C0198 Maintenance Manager: FT/Blue River #C0191

Servers: FT/PT Blue River #C0190 Prep Cook/Kitchen Helper: FT/Blue River #C0189

Line Cook: FT/Blue River #C0188 Heli-Ski Guide: Seas/Blue River #C0186 Server: Seasonal/Blue River C0169 Sous Chef: Seasonal/Blue River C0167

Free Workshops to help with your work search are available. Please contact us to register for one or all of these free workshops. Using Internet & Email Basics Workshop: Thurs. Oct. 10th Creating & Updating Your Resume Workshop: Thurs. Oct. 17th Work Search Techniques Workshop: Thurs. Oct. 24th Basic Computer Training – Level 1(5 hours): Thurs. Oct. 31st Communication & Interview Skills: Thurs. Nov. 7th Resumes & Interviews: Go hand in hand, so the better prepared you are the greater the impression you will make to your future employer. Please drop in and our friendly staff will assist you. Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS): Are you currently on Employment Insurance or have you been in the last 3-5 years? If you have, you may be eligible for wage subsidy. Ask us for further info. Funding for Skill Enhancement: Recent or active EI clients with a career plan in mind seeking assistance through Service Canada are required to book an appointment with one of our Employment Counsellors. • Blue River Library: An employment consultant comes to the Blue River School. Next visit is Tuesday October 17th from 12:30-2:30. If a one on one appointment is required, please call to set up a time prior to the drop in. Operated by Yellowhead Community Services The Employment Program of BC is funded by the Government of Canada & the Province of British Columbia

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Employment Career Opportunities PRODUCTION MANAGER (Kamloops BC) Kamloops This Week has a full time position available for a production manager. In addition to dummying our print and online products, the production manager must ensure that all deadlines are upheld and that all our products maintain the highest quality control. The successful applicant must demonstrate competency in all areas of staff management and previous management experience is considered an asset. If you have strong technical skills, staff management experience, a background in ad design, experience in print and online products, exceptional time management, are a strong team player, and have a passion for online and print products then we want to hear from you. Interested applicants should email a detailed resume along with a list of 3 working references to:



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Trades, Technical

Home Improvements

Misc. for Sale

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $30/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info online at: Fax 403-854-2845; or Email:

Help Wanted An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. Forestry Hooktender/Spotter Required. Must be experienced and physically able to work in all weather conditions. Fax:250-503-1148 SUTCO Contracting Ltd. requires experienced flat-bed highway drivers. Min. 2 yrs exp. hwy/mtn driving, loading and tarping. New equipment, satellite dispatch, e-logs, extended benefits & pension plan. CANADA ONLY runs avail. fax: 250357-2009 Enquiries: 1-888357-2612 Ext: 230 Wanted Buttontop operator for logging in Clearwater area. Call 250-851-8418

Trades, Technical AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: Call 780846-2231 (Office); 780-8462241 (Fax). EDMONTON BASED Company seeks qualified & experienced Buncher Operator and Processor Operator. Fort McMurray, camp work, 21/7 rotation, flight in/out provided, safety tickets and drivers abstract required. Fax 780-4883002 or send and email to; jobs@commandequipment. com EDMONTON BASED Company seeks qualified & experienced (or experienced) Mulcher Operator. Fort McMurray, camp work, 21/7 rotation, flight in/out provided, safety tickets and drivers abstract required. Fax 780-488-3002 or email to; jobs@commandequipment. com FRASER SHINGLES AND EXTERIORS. Sloped Roofing / Siding Crews needed at our Edmonton branch. Great wages. Own equipment is a MUST. For info contact Giselle @ 780 962 1320 or at email:


2 yr old wood stove, very clean. $1200. 250-819-2944

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Laminates - $0.69/sq ft Engineered - $1.99/sq ft Hardwood - $2.79/sq ft Overnight Delivery in most of BC!


Pets & Livestock

Pets FILA Brazilio Puppies (Guard Dogs). Families best friend/Intruders worst nightmare. All shots. 604817-5957

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Appliances For Sale: Kenmore electric stove, 30” black ceramic top w/silver trim. Lightly used 3 yrs. Needs new lower element in oven. $150. Avail in Kamloops for nominal cost. 250672-5223

Education/Trade Schools INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp online! 1-866-399-3853

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Food Products Work Wanted HAFI GRANTS Notice to low income seniors and persons with disability. You may qualify for a grant up to 20,000. to modify and adapt your home for improved safety and accessibility. For details contact your local HAFI expert Hans Ounpuu, Building contractor @ 250-674-3875. Need some help with those odd jobs you don’t have time for? Call Keiran Jones at 250-674-3051


Psychics PSYCHIC MIRACLES by Call and get a free reading by phone. Love money job family, restores broken relationships, solves all problems permanently. 1-866-2295072.

Financial Services DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 50% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free Consultation. or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+ GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. Need Cash? Own A Vehicle? Borrow Up To $25,000

Grass Fed Beef: Freezer packs with a selection of cuts. Ready in November. Call 250-676-9598

Free Items Free couch, green Navajo pattern, in good condition. Call 250-674-1666

Garage Sales 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!

Complete CLARION car sound system, still in boxes w/receipt, has blue tooth, you name it. Asking $1300 or swap for 4x4 truck. 250-6720378 or 778-257-8598. Dewalt Saw, Craftsman Saw, extension & folding ladders, box framing 3” nails, Wirsbo plumbing tool. Call Don 250672-1971. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit online: STEEL BUILDING - The great super sale! 20x20 $4,070. 25x26 $4,879. 30x32 $6,695. 32x40 $8,374. 35x38 $9,540. 40x50 $12,900. One end wall included. Call Pioneer Steel 1800-668-5422. or online:

Misc. Wanted Genuine Coin Collector Buyer Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030 Used Postage Stamps

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

Louis Creek: modern (2yr) home, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, 2 kitchen on 10 acres in Glengrove Properties. Featuring earth to water geothermal radiant heating/cooling, ICF foundation, 40gpm well, custom floors & woodwork & much more. $548,500. 250-320-7896

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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

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.

Mobile Homes & Pads Barriere: 2 bdrm, all appliances, RR/DD, NS, pets on approval. 1 block from shops. $850 incl. util. 250-672-9676 Barriere/Chinook Cove, 3bdrm 1.5 bath, double mobile. All appliances wood/propane, NS & responsible, small pets only. $700/mo. 250-672-5148

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

Photography / Video Need a professional

photographer? Portraits, weddings, special events, pet portraits, commercial. Affordable memories that last a lifetime. Seniors rates. Book now avoid & disappointment. Sorry no passport photos Jill Hayward 250-319-8023/250-672-0055


by Keith McNeill

Digital and film photographs. Phone 250-674-3252 or

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

Furnished bachelor suite for rent in Clearwater/Birch Island. $500/mo. Utilities included. 250-674-0002 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.

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

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% of Assessed Value

2014 Estimated Tax Exemption $

Section 224(2)(a)



Section 224(2)(a)



% of Assessed Value

2015 Estimated Tax Exemption $

2015 Exemptions Community Charter Qualification

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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

Section 224(2)(a)



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

Auto Financing - Dream Catcher, Apply Today! Drive Today!


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

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 Barriere Elementary & Annex, Barriere Secondary and Barriere Maintenance Garage. 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.

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Homes for Rent

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.

Community Charter Qualification


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, Jim’s Market. NS. NP. Avail immediately. Call 250-674-3252

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 227 of the Community Charter, that Council will give final consideration to “The District of Clearwater Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 112, 2013” at a meeting of Council on October 15th, 2013 at 7:00 pm at 132 Station Road, Clearwater, BC.



Apt/Condo for Rent


2014 Exemption

Sport Utility Vehicle Estate Sale vehicle: 2005 Nissan Extral, 4door, 4wd, brown, ac/automatic, 141,000km. $9000 obo. (250)672-9307



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Animals who greeted Obituary us on our U.S. travels North Thompson Times Thursday, October 10, 2013


Ellen Sophie Riel

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Roundabout takes shape An aerial photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 6, shows the roundabout under construction at the corner of Highway 5 and the road to Wells Gray Park nearing completion. Major item on the agenda this week is the installation of durable pavement markings. Photo by Fritz Schaer



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Things are getting tougher at the United States border. A Clearwater couple recently was refused entry because the husband had been convicted of joy-riding 50 years earlier. “The public needs to be aware,” said the man’s wife. “If we had known, we would have made different plans.” According to the wife, when the man was 16 or 17 a friend told him he could take his vehicle for a drive. He was stopped by the police and they found the vehicle had no insurance. Rather than get his friend in trouble he took the penalty himself and served 30 days in jail. He hasn’t been in trouble with the law since and, in the mid-1990s, he obtained a pardon from the Canadian government. He’s had three successive passports and the present one is good until 2017. The couple has made several trips to the United States before, the most recent in 2004. All that meant nothing to the US Border Patrol, however. As someone with a criminal record, the husband was denied entry during their most recent attempt to cross the border. They were questioned for a couple of hours and then sent back to Canada. The husband was advised to obtain an entry waiver from the U.S. government before attempting to enter again. Cost of applying for the waiver is $585, the process can take up to a year, and the forms must be handed in in person at a major port of entry, the U.S. border, or a pre-clearance office in Canada; they cannot be mailed. According to Pardons Canada, a federal nonprofit that helps Canadians obtain pardons, a person who has been refused entry will likely be treated much more harshly if he or she tries to enter a second or third time. The person could be detained and even handcuffed. U.S. Immigration officers can seize the person’s vehicle, or turn back the bus the person is travelling on. An airline ticket will be stamped Void and there will be no cancellation insurance.

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United Way awards Left: District of Clearwater chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx holds the regional rookie award the municipality received during the United Way's kickoff breakfast in Kamloops on Sept. 25. Clearwater not only raised $3000 in payroll deductions, but also challenged other organizations to get in the game and hosted a free family skate for donations. Right: Frances Johnson holds the Quantum Leap award given to United Steelworkers at Canfor-Vavenby. The group increased its contribution from $5,600 to $20,000. Fundraisers included a dunk-tank with company brass. Photos by Kent Wong

Clearwater Times, October 10, 2013  
Clearwater Times, October 10, 2013  

October 10, 2013 edition of the Clearwater Times