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body shops continue to repair hail damage A5

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Nikki Bucknell, front left, Ashley Lobsiger, Brent Szabo, back left, and Jordan Barnes dressed up as characters from the Mario Kart video game and won the group dress-up prize at the Halloween 7 Dance Party. The event was organized by CaribooRadio.Com at the 100 Mile House Curling Club on Oct. 26.

100 Mile to gain new sawmill

Carole Rooney Free Press

West Fraser has announced it will rebuild the 100 Mile Lumber mill next year. The new, updated facility will have modernized methods and equipment to keep up with the forest industry’s global marketplace. 100 Mile Lumber general manager Peter Andrews says this is “very good news” for the community. “We will be focusing on getting better lumber recovery, significant improvements in dust management, getting more value from each log and making the mill a safer work environment. “The new mill will be designed to match our future log supply as best we can forecast today.”

West Fraser is proceeding with underway for the balance of the detailed engineering design work components to be replaced. on the rebuild of the 100 Mile “We expect to do the bulk of the House sawmill, he explains, and has rebuild in the summer of 2014, but already begun work to rebuild its will start on some areas in the spring. log yard. “At this stage, we are planning It plans to get as much to have the project work site work completed before completed by August/ winter as possible, Andrews September, and will be says, adding Katchmar working through our [new Construction has been mill] start-up through to the contracted for the log yard end of 2014.” improvements. While West Fraser’s press “The scope is substantial, release notes an outstanding and will see us completely competition bureau approvPeter revamping and redesigning Andrews al and includes a clause for our log break down, lumber potential changes, West processing and residual [chip, bark, Fraser Woodlands vice-president sawdust] handling systems.” Dave Lehane says that is a “standard He notes some of the equipment discloser.” has been ordered, and quotes and “We are confident that this is delivery date confirmations are going to move ahead. We’ve made

the decision and we are confident the transaction is complete and will proceed. “Certainly, there is a normal regulatory review of any transaction of this nature.” He explains “it’s time” for these upgrades, as West Fraser wants to ensure a local facility that utilizes modern technology and is globally competitive. “We’ve made a decision to make an investment in 100 Mile House, and our expectation is we will be doing an upgrade to the sawmill [in] 2014.” Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says this positive news affirms West Fraser’s commitment to the community, and assures their local mill’s longevity. Continued on A4


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FAST bytes cattle at the 108 The 108 Greenbelt Commission will put cattle in the Block Drive horse pasture later this week. The cows will remain there for several weeks to graze down the dead grass in order to reduce the fire hazard. Grass production was exceptional this year, as a result of the rain in the spring and early summer, but there were not enough horses browsing in the pasture to keep up with it. Cattle have been placed there before when a similar situation existed a number of years ago.

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The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce is resurrecting the Little Britches Rodeo and Western Week in downtown 100 Mile House in 2014. SCCC director Allan Roberts wants to see Birch Avenue filled with horses again to keep the district’s western heritage alive.

Little Britches Parade planned South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce hosting Western Week, parade

Ken Alexander Free Press

“I want to see horses on Birch Avenue – lots and lots of horses!” That’s the key for South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) director Allan Roberts, as he talks about the return of Western Week and Little Britches Parade in downtown 100 Mile House in 2014. Shortly after becoming a director, Roberts says he told the SCCC meeting he wanted to bring back Western Week and the Little Britches Rodeo, and the other members told him they would support the project 100 per cent. “So, the chamber was fully committed to restoring Western Week and the parade.” The parade was cancelled in 2011 due to the Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus scare, and was cancelled the following year due to lack of volunteer support and didn’t go last year either. Roberts and the SCCC are keen to see their return next year. Noting he started going to the longtime (four-plus decades) parade when he was a child, Roberts says the allure for him was the western theme, cowboys, horses and the history. “There were real cowboys and cows were open-ranged everywhere.

It was like something out of a John Wayne western. “When they had the parade back in the day, there was 4-H, ranchers and outfitters were involved. There was this tremendous flavour and it really was the brand of our community, and we still have it. “Our brand has changed a bit, and while we still have horses, rodeos and we can ride the trails, we can also ride ATVs and snowmobiles.... So we’ve changed in that regard, but we still feel that western theme is still a very important part of our heritage.” Roberts says the SCCC believes it’s important to have Western Week, the Little Britches Parade and the Little Britches Rodeo. “So, the chamber sees the benefits of bringing people to town and businesses.” However, they are not interested in resurrecting the downtown Street Fest, which was a lot of work to organize and run, and at the same time, in conflict with some of the downtown businesses. The chamber’s emphasis will be on Western Week with people dressing up in the western theme and businesses decorating accordingly. “We’ll be offering prizes for best decorated businesses and we want everyone in western attire for the entire week to bring out the

western flavour.” Roberts notes the week will be highlighted by the parade. He adds the Chamber would like to see businesses offering sales that day and have vendors selling food, which would invigorate the financial support the businesses need because there’s going to be a lot of people downtown. There will be petting zoo, Roberts says, adding it’s likely the Farmers’ Market will be going in front of the 100 Mile Community Hall that Saturday, too. “That will liven up the downtown core.

Roberts notes they also want to steer people to the Little Britches Rodeo at the Outriders Arena behind the South Cariboo Rec. Centre. “That’s very important to us. It isn’t just about the parade; it isn’t just about the downtown core; it’s also about getting people steered to that rodeo. “It’s just wonderful to have the Little Britches Rodeo, so we want it to be a success.” Anyone wanting more information on the parade and Western Week can call Roberts at 250-3954421, or the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce at 250-395-6124.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 100 Mile Free Press

Taxpayers question CRD charges, spending Area L town-hall meeting hosts lively finance discussions

pan out. He noted one resident questioned why CRD/ Cariboo Regional province levy a charge District (CRD) Area L for 9-1-1 services on Director Bruce Rattray property taxes, when noted some interesting TELUS also charges fees comments arose dur- for that service. ing the recent town-hall “My understanding is meeting held for his the TELUS charges go area’s residents. to pay for the [techniIt was one of a series cal] communications of town-hall meetings side of the business to held around the region make sure the system to discuss can handle the CRD services, 9-1-1 calls and and gain input getting them to toward its the call centre. 2013/14 budget Then, from the and five-year call centre to financial plan, the [emergenwhich was precy] responders sented by chief is really the taxBruce Rattray administrative based side of officer Janis the business.” Bell. Some community Rattray said he was “a hall representatives bit disappointed” to see wanted to know why a about 25-30 residents portion of their operatturn out, when typi- ing budgets is no longer cally 40-50 attend from fully covered by the the larger Area L. He CRD, Rattray said. added, however, it was In Area L, community Thanksgiving weekend halls are located in the and the seasonal prop- Lone Butte, Interlakes erty owners he was and Watch Lake. hoping to attract didn’t “It’s essentially a fixed Carole Rooney Free Press

I think it came as a bit of a surprise that they were running out of money." – Bruce Rattray

tax rate that we charge, it is $10 a property for parcel tax, which brings in a little over $50,000 a year to contribute to the three halls.” Increasing energy costs were perhaps not noticed by the hall groups, Rattray explained, but they do receive the utility and insurance bills directly and then send them on to the CRD to pay on their behalf. “I think it came as a bit of a surprise that they were running out of money.” While the bills have gone up, he said the funding hasn’t and that is leading to complaints. However, Rattray noted the CRD has contributed to hall renovations

to improve things, such we are still struggling as heating costs, but with – to come up with increases in utility rates, a policy basis for this. public use, and in some We are trying to find cases, enlarged out what the hall buildings right mix is all have cost between borimpacts. rowing money “They own for projects the buildings; and having they manage money availthem; and they able in capital Phil run them. We reserves.” Doddridge do not manage More board the budgets.” debate is Some people at the needed to develop meeting were likely that balance, he said, not satisfied with that because it gets a “bit answer, Rattray noted. philosophical” when “They still are not you consider taxpayers sure why the CRD who pay for something didn’t give them an ear- like a facility and then lier warning that they move away before it is were going to run out built. of money ... [because] Rattray added he is they’ve never had to looking forward to pay as close attention as they do now.” Another interesting question that arose, Rattray noted, was why the CRD taxes property owners for a capital purchase when there is funding in its capital reserves. “This is something

“It gives more stability when you see that a company is going to spend millions of dollars on their facility. It shows that there is fibre to support the mill.” While there remains significant scientific review work to be done on the Interior timber supply, Barnett adds it “bodes well” for the future of the South Cariboo. Lehane adds timber supply remains a challenge for the industry, but agrees it is a positive signal for the community and its prospects in the forest industry over the upcoming years. This latest industry news also comes with the announcement that West Fraser will close its sawmill in Houston,

and Canfor will shut down its mill in Quesnel. The two forest companies have come to an agreement to swap certain fibre harvesting tenure rights in the nearby supply areas. Lehane says the devastating impacts of the mountain pine beetle on the future of the industry in the British Columbia Interior has led to this “very difficult, but necessary” decision. “Our first priority is with the employees and their families. There are numerous employment opportunities across West Fraser, and we will be working with our employees individually to find [placement for] as many of them as possible in other locations.” Barnett notes beetlerelated mill closures

have been expected in the province since 2006, but adds her “heart goes out” to the affected employees in Houston and Quesnel.

attended to provide residents with an update and to field questions. “It was a small crowd, but with lots of interest; folks asked lots of questions and I think most came away better informed. “We got some feedback, too, that hopefully we can use in the [budget] process.”

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Hailstorm havoc continues at body shops

Carole Rooney Free Press

Local auto body shops are experiencing an onslaught of dented vehicles in the aftermath of a powerful hailstorm that wreaked havoc at 108 Mile Ranch and other areas north of 100 Mile House on Sept. 3. More than 1,000 area cars and trucks were pounded by golf ballsized hail that pelted down for less than 10 minutes, many of them incurring dents all over the body work and panels. Sunrise Ford Body Shop co-ordinator Matt Wiesendahl says they are seeing anywhere from 50 to 300 dents or more on each vehicle, with claims ranging “roughly” from $1,500 to $7,000. “To my knowledge, ICBC received over 1,000 claims [from the hailstorm damage]. That’s ICBC alone, that doesn’t include [third party] insurances. “We are sitting on well over 100 claims. I think the bulk of it has come in, but we’ve still got some stragglers coming in the door.” Several paintless dent repair (PDR) compa-

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These hailstones that pelted down in a Sept. 6 storm measured an inch or more, despite being slightly melted when they reached the ruler. The damaged vehicles in those local communities hit with the heaviest hail continue to line up for repairs, and there were numerous total write-offs.

nies from the Lower Mainland have brought mobile services to the South Cariboo to assist area body shops with the major influx of damaged vehicles. The body shops do all the insurance claim paperwork, and some of the body work and panel replacements, but Sunrise Ford sub-lets much of the work to a PDR company over the past month, which Wiesendahl says does “phenomenal” work. The large amount

of paperwork has contributed to the current backlog of vehicles awaiting repairs, he notes. “We’ve probably got about two months worth of work left in the hail damage alone. And ... we’ve still got other collision and deer hits and all that other work to do, too.” Hammer Collision Ltd. owner Dave Hamar says his shop has also been very busy with hail damage, and doing lots of work in combination

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with a PDR company, to which it also sub-lets much of the basic dent repairs. Hamar estimates he has written somewhere around 150 claims, which range between about $700- $12,000. “I would guess the average is somewhere in the neighbourhood of about $6,000. “I’ve seen over 700 dents in a single panel, in a roof. I’ve got a couple claims that are [about] $12,000.” Hail claims are always a lot more paperwork than traditional collision repairs, Hamar explains, as estimates are sometimes redone a couple of times to meet the customer’s needs. Like the others, his body shop has a current backlog from the hail damage, but Hamar notes there are also many customers booking their repairs for next spring. He adds the PDR also cuts down significantly on the repair cycle time. “We’re probably [at about] 100 that we are going to actually fix. There were a large number of total losses.” Gail Thorne, Central GM’s Transformers Collision Centre administrator, says the

extent of the damage seemed to depend on where the vehicle had been during the storm. Some had dents only on one side, she notes, as though they had been parked with the other side protected. “On some it was all over, where it’s really, really bad – probably 150-200 dents – or some just had two or three dents.” Thorne says the hail damage was mostly seen on vehicle hoods, roofs and down the sides, with hardly any glass impacts. “We just did one that got finished [last week], and it took us 22 days to repair it.” That Dodge pickup had about 60 dents on the roof, a broken glass sunroof and about 100125 dents all over it, she explains. Thorne adds that total damage bill was close to $12,000. They are just beginning the body work, so she notes there is currently a significant backlog of vehicles awaiting repair, although they are also sub-letting much of the work to a PDR company. “It took us a whole month and a bit to write the claims and get them approved.” Many Transformers customers have opted to wait for spring to have the dents repaired, Thorne adds, rather than risk more damage from winter gravel chips on a newly-repaired vehicle. However, she explains the insurance companies ask that the claims are all put in now for the springtime repairs. “We feel that we’ve got it under control now, but for the first month to month-anda-half, it was kind of crazy.” After six years in the local body shop business, Thorne says she has never seen hail damage to anywhere near this extent.


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Curbside recycling paired with garbage collection 100 Mile, 108 residents polled on potential program

Carole Rooney Free Press

One-stop curbside garbage and recycling pickup may be coming to 100 Mile House and 108 Mile Ranch as early as next spring. Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Area G Director Al Richmond says the CRD and District of 100 Mile House are now polling residents to see if they have a desire to participate. “We are kind of excited there is a potential to provide this service, if people want it.” The new Multi Material BC (MMBC) program is offering these local governments money to operate the program, Richmond explains. Otherwise, he notes MMBC, a not-for-profit consortium funded by industry, will seek ten-

ders for this local service provincially. “Because the funding was there, and there is potential to have locally based companies to do the job, we thought we would poll the residents first to see what they wanted to do.” If a sufficient desire is shown in the survey results, then the CRD will pursue tenders for solid waste pickup service at 108 Mile Ranch, from both its current service provider and another local waste contractor. Richmond explains this is a change of stance for the board (which he chairs), as it had previously planned to sit back and let MMBC run it because the program had been deemed “far too expensive” for the CRD’s budget. “Subsequently [on Oct. 21], we got a proposal that brought the

price into line where we mixed recyclables. could, with no The totes increase in our are designed budget for the for trucks with 108 residents, mechanized provide this serlifts, so the vice.” operator isn’t The majority required to lift of the increased or carry them, Al costs would Richmond be covered by Richmond explains. the Extended Residents Producer Responsibility would have no need program for packag- to sort recyclables, but ing and printed paper rather the plastics, card(PPP), run by Multi board, paper and metal Material BC. food cans could be all Richmond adds if mixed together. the local governments The totes would need go ahead with the pro- to be wheeled to the gram and contract this curbside on pickup days. out themselves, the CRD Garbage pickup would will see no taxation hit occur every week, as it is at all. now, with recycling colThe regional district lected every other week. would apply federal/ District of 100 Mile provincial gas tax fund- House administraing to buy large, wheeled tor Roy Scott says its garbage/recycling can residents would see a “totes” for 108 Mile minimal tax increase Ranch residents, he says, to run a similar local one for household gar- MMBC program, but bage and another for would also be provided

with totes at no extra cost. He notes that after the CRD’s tender process, 108 Mile Ranch may end up with a different contractor collecting the totes than 100 Mile House. “[Even] if we are going to change the scope of work we have, we must stay with our current contractor.” That’s because the district has several years left on its standing contract, Scott explains. However, he notes different contractors wouldn’t be nearly as cost effective as using the same company. The earliest this program could take place is May 2014, but Scott says it may be later, or MMBC may take it over, or nothing at all might happen – such as if the submitted tenders are not satisfactory. Scott adds the local

Gas, oil export marketing B.C. Premier Clark collaborates with Alberta Premier Redford on resources Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford have released the terms of reference for their joint working group aimed at opening new energy-export markets. The premiers previously banged heads over resource exports, when Clark refused to grant carte blanche approval of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline to carry crude oil from Alberta to the Coast. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says she thinks this latest news is a positive step forward. “I know that the premier is not going to back down on her five points for the pipeline. But I think it’s good the premiers are working together.” Clark and Redford are gearing up to open new markets and expand export opportunities for the oil and gas sector.

The provinces have natural resources will approved the working create jobs and ecogroup, which, Barnett nomic growth across notes, is tasked to Canada and for all develop recommenda- Canadians.” tions and an action plan Barnett agrees energy by Dec. 31. It marketing is was formed by a global issue the premiers in the country’s July. leaders should “We have all be working to be globally together on. competitive. However, she We can’t be in says these two competition provinces, in Christy clark with each othparticular, need er’s province in to band togethselling our products.” er. Canada’s Natural “We are the West. We Resources Minister Joe have to stand together Oliver says he welcomes because most issues the news that impor- that affect Alberta affect tant progress is being British Columbia.” achieved between the The premier’s terms British Columbia and of reference focus on Alberta governments to five key areas: harmoadvance energy market nizing marine and land diversification. spill response; ensuring “Our government is fair fiscal and economic committed to secur- benefits to both proving new markets for inces; consulting with Canada’s energy exports First Nations; exploring ... responsible devel- resource transportation opment of Canada’s options; and increas-

ing public awareness of responsible resource development. They can be downloaded at www. n e w s ro om . gov. natural_gas_developm e n t / Wo r k i n g % 2 0 Group_TOF_OCT15_ MNGD_BCAB.pdf. Clark and Redford have agreed to meet again on Nov. 5 in Vancouver. Barnett adds resource marketing is always an issue for all of Canada, but at the same time, B.C. must retain its individuality. “We’ve always been good neighbours, and we should continue to be good neighbours. But, we can never forget that we still are a province with our own identity, and we are not always going to agree with each other. “At the end of the day, we have to remember that we are working for

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governments are trying to take advantage of programs and funding when they are offered. “We wanted to determine if there is an appetite here, if people actually want this in their community. Whether we use that information today, or two years from now, or five years from now, that information is valuable to us.” Richmond notes the survey responses are needed by Nov. 12, as the regional district and

the municipality must decide quickly if they want to take advantage of these subsidies from industry. “If we don’t act now, then we would lose the opportunity.” The survey has been sent out to area residents, and is available to download online at www.sur veymonkey. com/s/TXYSKLZ. See also page A19 of today's Free Press or Friday's Cariboo Connector.


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100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Welfare food challenge


MLA Barnett: jobs needed more than welfare increases

Carole Rooney Free Press

Who can live and eat healthily on $610 a month? That’s the question behind the Second Annual Welfare Food Challenge: Hungry for a Welfare Raise Week that wrapped up Oct. 23. However, CaribooChilcotin MLA Donna Barnett notes that while she would “love to see

the welfare rates raised,” the limited provincial budget dollars are better spent on job creation. “I don’t think it is enough, but you know what? There is no more money in the bank. Social assistance was always put there as a stop-gap until you got a job. “The most important thing to me is getting people trained, retrained, or helping

them find a job.” Organized by Raise the Rates (RTR), people from around the province were challenged to live for a week on only the food they could purchase with $26 – the money an average single person on welfare has for seven days worth of food. People participated from Prince George, the Kootenays, Vancouver Island and Greater

Pot price to vary

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New medical marijuana grown in large-scale commercial operations will be sold at various price points, according to federal officials. “What we’re hearing from producers is there will be quite a range,” Health Canada spokesman Todd Cain said. Producers expect to offer between four and 30 different strains at different prices, some of them as low as about $3.50 or $4 a gram, he said, adding that’s significantly lower than what medical pot users previously feared. “Supply and demand, once the market is established, will drive the pricing.” Pot distribution will be done only by mail or courier, not through any pharmacies or retail outlets.

away from home, or moving with a family. Living on $610 “would be tough” for a single person, she adds, but her constituents on welfare have “good food banks” to help them out, as well as community gardens, governmentfunded nutritionists and other initiatives. Although they wouldn’t qualify for food banks over a single week, RTR points out a group of dietitians and nutritionists took the challenge, and in spite of all their training and

skills, none of them managed to work out a healthy and filling diet. Barnett explains the province’s debt must be curbed, just as a family watches its credit

card bill. “I think it’s sad that people are on social assistance. But, we have to keeping trying to get them back into the workforce.”

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In response to questions about pot being lost in the mail, Cain noted the existing federally run medical marijuana plant in Saskatchewan already ships product through a combination of courier and mail with a “good success rate.” Shipments will be in the form of dried marijuana only. It will be sent in individual airtight packets of 30 grams each, limited to a maximum of 150 grams per shipment. Cain predicted the new system will close loopholes that allowed abuse, while ensuring qualified medical users can legally get marijuana. Users who are prescribed marijuana by a doctor will be permitted to possess 150 grams or a 30-day supply, whichever is lower. There are 35,000 existing permitted medical pot users in Canada.

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Pot changes could be deadly Medical marijuana users are not going to be able to afford regulated pot


he federal government recently announced it is taking away a medicinal cannabis users right to grow their own medicine, and forcing them to buy their medicine through the mail from a limited number of commercial growers. According to Health Canada, a medicinal cannabis user can grow his or her own cannabis for as low as $1.80 a gram, yet under the new regulations it estimates the cost will be between $7.65 and $9 a gram. According to Health Canada, the average medicinal cannabis user consumes between three and seven grams a day, at $1.80 a gram that comes to $162-$378 a month. Under the new regulations that cost would be anywhere between $688 and $1890 a month for the average medicinal cannabis user.

Those with serious and/ of cannabis, to better treat or life-threatening diseases, their specific ailments. such as cancer, AIDS, Under the new regulatory Crohns disease, cluster system, cannabis users headaches, often need to would no longer have access consume significantly more to the strains that help them than the average the most. to reduce their The new daily suffering. regulations There is no way force medicinal these people will cannabis users be able to afford to buy all their their medicine medicine from and they’re going only one source, to be forced to meaning they either comply cannot even with the law, pick and choose Kaleb which will cause different strains Dunlop them great for different suffering (and for times of the some death), or to break the day, different symptoms, law and continue to grow different settings, etc. This the medicine they need. is going to make it hard for Not only are the prices not medicinal cannabis users comparable, but different to continue to work and strains of cannabis help in live meaningful, productive different ways and many lives. medicinal cannabis users I am calling on both the spent years finding the federal and provincial strain that works best for governments to step in them. Some medicinal users and stop these changes. even breed their own strains This is federal law, but just


hile Halloween is one of the favourite nights of the year for kids of all ages, it can also be extremely dangerous if we forget to make safety our first priority. One small mistake cannot only ruin excitement of trick-or-treating for a small child, but it can also bring real horror to a family. We need to protect the young people who will be so excited about dressing up in their Halloween costumes and collecting oodles of candy tomorrow night (Oct. 31). That protection begins at home with the costumes. Costumes need to be colourful so they can be seen in the dark. If the costumes are dark to enhance spookiness, they should be trimmed with reflective tape, so bigger trick-or-treaters and motorists can see them. Nobody wants to knock down and injure a youngster. The next most important precautionary rule is to make sure our little trick-or-treaters can see where they are going, so they don’t bump their heads on immoveable objects or fall down stairs. Parents should look through the mask to ensure their child’s vision isn’t impaired. It is also important to ensure our children’s hearing isn’t being impaired by their costumes. It is imperative parents walk with their children during the candy-collecting event, especially when they’re young. This is when children can be trained and/or reminded about Halloween safety – walk don’t run, especially across roads; walk in groups so they are more visible to motorists; and use the sidewalk wherever possible. Homeowners are reminded to make sure their walkways, steps and front yards are well lit and all obstacles, which could trip trick-or-treaters, have been removed. Motorists play a huge role in safety on Halloween Night and they have to be vigilant – every corner, parked vehicle or yard entrance can provide a frightening surprise. We have to slow down and expect the unexpected. Watch for the little ones who will likely not be watching for you. We are lucky in 100 Mile House because we have community-minded businesses, Canlan Ice Sports and the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce that work extremely hard to provide safe, family fun at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Halloween night. There is everything from free ice skating and refreshments to a bonfire and fireworks. The Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School grads are putting on the Spooky Forest for older youth and the Creepy Zone for the younger ones. The family event goes from 5 to 9 p.m.

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like how many provinces refused to enforce the gun registry (a federal law), they also have the same right to refuse to enforce these changes. I am also calling on all Canadians to contact their MPs, MLAs, Health Canada, the media, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and urge them to stop these changes. Explain that these changes are going to cause immense suffering and even death, and that they have the power to stop this. If they don’t stand up against these changes, at least we can hold them accountable when people start dying because they can no longer afford their medicine, or when sick people are raided and thrown in jail for growing because it is the only way they can afford the medicine they need to live a life worth living. Kaleb Dunlop is an advocate for medicinal marijuana use.

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Article misrepresents current recommendations To the editor: While I appreciate the Free Press coverage of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am discouraged to find your main article “Mammogram screening recommended for women 40 to 79 years old” misrepresents current recommendations and minimizes the risks of screening in younger women of average risk aged 40 to 49. Although women aged 40 to

49 are “eligible” for free mammography screening, it is not recommended. The Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care ( states: “For women aged 40–49, we recommend not routinely screening with mammography.” Other organizations in other countries have similar recommendations. Although this seems to go counter to our intuition, it is based upon solid science that weighs the

benefits of screening versus the risks. If you screen 2,100 women, aged 40-49 years, at average risk of breast cancer every two years for 11 years: • About 700 women will have a false positive mammogram requiring further imaging. • 75 women will have a biopsy that will only confirm they do not have breast cancer. • At least 10 women will have part or all of a breast unnecessarily

recommend routine screening mammography every two to three years for women aged 50-74. These Clinical Practice Guidelines only apply to women with an average risk of breast cancer, and have been endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Gordon B. Hutchinson, MD, CM, PhD, CCFP (EM) 108 Mile Ranch

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Reader disappointed about loss of school portable

To the editor: I am an avid reader of the 100 Mile House Free Press, as I like to keep myself informed of things happening in our area. A few weeks ago, I read an article informing local readers the Cariboo Regional District was planning an increase in our land taxes. As a local property owner, I was interested to read the increased income would be used to promote cultural events. It’s a praiseworthy objective to which I have absolutely no objection. However, I was very surprised to hear through the grapevine a few days later, that a portable used at the 108 School as a classroom for art, band and First Nations cultural lessons had, much to the surprise of the school staff and parents, been removed in an overnight action by the school board for use in a school in Williams Lake. This necessitated the art teacher to use a trolley to transport her art supplies from classroom

removed and bear the burden of over-diagnosis. • One woman will escape a breast cancer death. For further information, I would encourage your readers to visit the site listed above. I also highly recommend the article by Peggy Orenstein, a breast cancer survivor, from the New York Times Magazine (April 25, 2013), entitled Our FeelGood War on Breast Cancer. Note the same task force does

Bullying and harassment unacceptable at school or workplace To the editor: Combating bullying has been a priority for our government because bullying touches people of every age across our province. Since the first Pink Shirt Day, led by Premier Christy Clark, we’ve made it clear that bullying and harassment are unacceptable – at school and in the workplace. This week is Healthy Workplace Week, so it’s important to think about the role of mental health in the workplace. Many employers across British Columbia already recognize that good mental health on the job means greater productivity, efficiency and creativity. For employers who haven’t turned their attention to the topic, now is a great time to look at ways to prevent and address bullying and harassment that may exist in the workplace.

to classroom and the band teacher and the First Nations teacher to share the preschool room. Surely these subjects are an important component of our education system. I have great difficulty in understanding why it was decided to raise our taxes for cultural events while at the same time our school, also funded by our taxes, is deprived of necessary tools for an important part of our children’s education. It would seem the children living in a rural area such as 100 Mile House area are at an educational disadvantage compared to children from an urban area, such as Williams Lake. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why less people are moving to rural areas, thus resulting, amongst other negative impacts, in school closures. Pauline Weigelt 108 Mile Ranch

New WorkSafeBC requirements come into effect on Nov. 1, and WorkSafeBC has developed a great online tool kit to help employers, supervisors and workers. The online tool kit will help them identify cases of bullying and harassment, and has practical prevention tools as well. If prevention efforts fail, employers will have the information they need to help them address specific incidents. Information is available at: http:// It is critical for everyone to take a strong stand against bullying and harassment, whether at school or in the workplace – what better time to start than during Healthy Workplace Week. Shirley Bond Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour

Perils of an ‘entitlement state’ some top names in the government “one per cent,” who in Canada earn subsidy game: Bombardier, General $250,000 a year or more, earned 10 per Motors, even poor old Rolls Royce cent of all income and paid 20 per cent of Canada. Some will also be well aware that all taxes in 2010. The bottom 73 per cent of our supposedly tight-fisted Conservative tax filers paid just 17 per cent of all taxes. federal government has continued to pour About one-third paid no tax at all. out “regional development” and On Idle No More: When other funds to every part of the Attawapiskat Chief Teresa Spence country. played to the Ottawa media with However, I did not know that her soup strike, former Liberal Industry Canada grants were leader Bob Rae suggested a handed out to pizza parlours nearby diamond mine should (including the remote pizzashare more revenue. starved village of Kamloops), Milke omits the substantial or to help open gas stations or support and employment that convenience stores in Kelowna, mine provides, and glosses over Vernon and Chilliwack. the misguided blockades that Tom Milke makes a useful point disrupted that and other jobFletcher for B.C. about royalty rates for creating enterprises. But he does timber, natural gas and other detail the disastrous effects of resources. They are resource passive resource wealth bestowed rents, and if they are too high, the tenants on impoverished aboriginal communities, will move out. Reducing them isn’t a and contrasts it with the success stories of subsidy, especially if it leads to big revenue reserves that build their own enterprises gains as B.C.’s unconventional shale gas through hard work. incentives have done. On public sector pensions: Milke notes On the Occupy movement: The infamous that historically, public employees traded


VICTORIA – With the British Columbia and federal governments once again struggling to climb out of deep operating deficits, it’s a good time for the release of Mark Milke’s book, Tax Me, I’m Canadian. An update of the same title published 12 years ago, the book retains the history of taxes in Canada, detailing how Canada’s tax system was initially built to mimic the United States’ system in the late 19th century. Beyond the history, it is mostly new material. Included are chapters on the global meltdown of 2009, the surge of pension liabilities as the baby boomers retire and the flawed logic behind the “Occupy” and “Idle No More” protests. Some readers will immediately note Milke works for the Fraser Institute and was previously B.C. director of the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation. But the book is not just an argument for cutting taxes. It also dismantles persistent myths that income taxes are illegal, and launches a broadside on what Milke calls “Canada’s corporate welfare carnival.” Many people will be able to identify

higher wages for better benefits and job security. Now their wages are generally higher, and taxpayers have to cover their personal pension contributions (as a portion of those wages), as well as the employer contributions, plus the “defined benefit” payout, which has to be subsidized far beyond what the pension fund can support. On the debt-financed welfare state, there are memorable observations, like this one: “For the record, the generous Quebec welfare state and its ostensibly more progressive model are paid for in part with the taxes of other Canadians; Quebec is merely the North American equivalent of Greece.” The recent B.C. political crisis over adoption of the Harmonized Sales Tax showed there is too much emotion and too little knowledge about how taxes work. This book is a step towards addressing that. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews. com. Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@


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the province Bath salts seizure lands women in trouble KELOWNA - Declaring giant packages of crystal powder to be table salt appears to be what first tipped off border inspectors that something was amiss with a massive shipment of illegal drugs bound for West Kelowna. Three packages, totalling 16 kilograms, of the illicit drug methylone (street name bath salts) were shipped from China to an unnamed business in West Kelowna, arriving at the downtown Vancouver Canadian Border Services Agency inspection hub in August. Two women from West Kelowna have subsequently been arrested in connection with the seizure, though the arrest was not executed until over a month later, RCMP said in a press conference Thursday (Oct. 24) morning. Neither woman has been charged with a criminal offence as yet; the investigation is ongoing. "Prior to the arrest of these two women on Sept. 19, this drug has primarily been seen in the U.K. and the United States with small amounts recovered in the Maritimes and Ontario," said Sgt. Peter Thiessen, RCMP spokesperson for 'E' Division. "This isolated, but large, seizure here in B.C. has made it clear that the RCMP, and our partner agencies, should take this opportunity to warn and educate the public," he added. According to RCMP the group of drugs referred to in street terms as bath salts are highly addictive amphetamines mixed with an ever-changing cocktail of other drugs and toxins.



Do you have any plans for Halloween this year?

Cheryl Parker Deka Lake

Amy Schmid Lac la Hache

Angela Kingsbury Horse Lake

I’ll be giving out candies at Deka Lake. We usually get about a dozen kids trick-ortreating at our house.

I’m going to take my kids out trick-or-treating and then go over to the South Cariboo Rec. Centre for the haunted house and fireworks.

We are taking the kids to the library for pumpkin carving the day before, and then on Halloween, we’ll take them out trick-or-treating in a subdivision, since we live on acreage.

Meghan Montgomery Lone Butte I’ll be taking my friend’s little brother, Hunter, trick-or-treating and then over to the rec. centre for Halloween Town.

Kamloops wins international Bloom title KAMLOOPS - Kamloops is once again an international champion in the Communities in Bloom competition. The Tournament Capital was named champion in the International Challenge (large category) at the 19th edition of the Communities in Bloom National & International Awards Ceremonies, held on Saturday, Oct. 26, in Ottawa. Kamloops bested communities in Ontario, England and South Korea.

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Emergency Services responded to a natural gas leak at a residence on Telqua Drive in 108 Mile Ranch on Oct. 25. RCMP blocked off parts of the road and some residences were evacuated.

Police deal with prohibited driver, gas leak, theft from unlocked vehicles


report 100 Mile RCMP responded to 77 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Prohibited driver On Oct. 27, 100 Mile RCMP and CaribooChilcotin Traffic Services responded to a report of a vehicle speeding south on Highway 97 near Lac la Hache. An unmarked police vehicle from Williams Lake Detachment had attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not pull over. The suspect vehicle was intercepted at the top of the 103 Mile Hill around 5:45 p.m. The driver complied with instruction to pull over and the vehicle was safely stopped. Both occupants of the vehicle were detained. Investigation determined that the driver

from Kamloops did not possess a valid driver’s licence and was prohibited from operating a motor vehicle under the Motor Vehicle Act. The rental vehicle he was driving was towed and impounded. The driver was released from custody on promise to appear for a court date in 100 Mile House on Jan. 14. The passenger was released without any charges. Gas leak On Oct. 25, Emergency Services were called to a report of a natural gas leak at a residence in the 4700 block of Telqua Drive in the 108 Mile Ranch. A gas line had been severed during excavation. Some residences were evacuated and traffic was blocked for about an hour until technicians from FortisBC could attend the scene. It was determined that the gas leak was not

serious and they would make repairs to the line. Emergency crews stood down and the evacuees were allowed to return to their residences.

Unlocked vehicles Sometime during the evening of Oct. 21, unknown culprits entered a number of unlocked vehicles


Sometime between Oct. 25 and Oct. 27, unknown culprits broke into Gold Trail Recycling on Sollows Crescent in the 100 Mile Industrial Park. They stole some recycling material, surveillance equipment and the recycling cube van, which had been parked out front of the business. The licence plate number associated to this vehicle is FE1515. If this vehicle is observed, folks are asked to call 9-1-1. Feed break-in During the same time period, unknown culprits broke into the 100 Mile Feed & Ranch located on Exeter Station Road in the industrial area. Money and property were stolen from the business. If you have any information on this or any other crimes in the 100 Mile House area call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Your identity will remain unknown. Should your information lead to the arrest of the responsible party Crime Stoppers will pay cash for the TIP.



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Sprott Shaw College has received its Private Career Training Institutes Agency approval to provide Health Care Assistant program in 100 Mile House. “We will be proceeding with classes very soon,” says Diana Badke, Satellite campus manager – Penticton Campus (100 Mile House – Satellite). The 100 Mile House campus is located at 215 Fourth St. – beside the Red Cross office, she says, adding an open house is planned for Nov. 5-6 from 10 2 p.m. Sprott Shaw has 13 campuses in British Columbia and is celebrating its 110th year in business. The 100 Mile campus is a satellite of Penticton and plans to offer the Health Care

Assistant program in January 2014. Badke notes Sprott Shaw College offers courses in business, health and development, tourism and hospitality management, and Trades. She adds courses offered in 100 Mile House will be based on community needs. “Education is valuable. We will work 40-plus years in our lifetime. “If we work for minimum wage, we will earn approximately $850,000 in that timeframe. “If we invest time and money and work in just a modest career – health care assistant or legal assistant – we will increase that to approximately $1,400,000. That’s not a bad investment.” For more information, folks can call 778-482-1262 or check out the website at

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH at 10:30 a.m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch #260 invites you to take part in Celebrating Remembrance Day Monday, Nov. 11, gathering at 10:30am in front of the Coach House Square for a parade that will travel down Birch Avenue to the 100 Mile Community Hall with the Remembrance Day Ceremony beginning at 10:55. Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be available at the hall following the service. The Royal Canadian Legion will be hosting an open house luncheon for those 19 years and older from noon ‘til closing. Come and honor our veterans this Remembrance Day.


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to everyone who made our DINNER/AUCTION such a great success. “87 cents of every dollar goes to wetland conservation in Canada” Centennial Law Ingrid’s Footcare Safeway Dowes Diner Exquisite Florals Tom Godin (artist) Save-On-Foods BrandSource Meridian RV Country Prime Meats 108 Building Supply Ainsworth OSB Division Performance All-Terrain Exeter Sporting Goods Century Home Hardware Sharon’s Jewellery Whimsey’s Gifts Donex NAPA Exeter Parts 100 Mile Free Press Bobbie Crane (artist) Timber-Mart Money Concepts Central GM United Carpet BJ’s Donuts & Eatery

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Organizers are heralding the 19th Annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet & Auction a “total success from start to finish.” The charity event at the 108 Mile Community Hall on Oct. 19 raised close to $10,000 to further wetland development and the protection of waterfowl breeding areas. That dollar amount is up approximately $4,000 over last year’s total, explains Ducks Unlimited committee chair Chris Nickless. “With the economy the way it is, you never know what to expect. Some of the items went for a lot higher than we thought, but most of them were right on the mark.” A variety of large and small items were auctioned off and a good number of prizes were handed out. “The committee is extremely pleased with the participation of the public. We can’t say enough about the [Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School] students who helped us. They were fantastic. The meal

[catered by the Red Rock Grill] was excellent. “Everyone we’ve discussed [the event] with has nothing but good things to say.” Nickless adds people are encouraged to continue bidding on the sealed bid auction (SBA) prints on display every month at four local busi-

nesses. He thanks the Royal Bank, CIBC, Red Rock Grill and Williams Lake and District Credit Union in 100 Mile House for hosting the SBA prints. According to Ducks Unlimited Canada, up to eight million waterfowl and 20 million shorebirds nest in

British Columbia every year and the B.C. Coast is Canada’s number 1 wintering area for birds. Climate change, harmful agricultural, forestry and aquaculture practices and urban and industrial expansion are the biggest threats to the province’s wetlands and waterfowl habitat.


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Weather proofing your home (NC) We know the cold weather season is coming, but we don’t know just how frigid the temperatures will get. So make sure you’re ready for the fall and winter chill by weather-proofing your home. Home weather-proofing is a simple do-it-yourself project that helps increase indoor comfort and control heating costs, but many homeowners wait until the last minute to insulate their houses. Become a weather-proofing pro by preparing now with the following tips. Stop drafts in their tracks by adding seals to your doors and windows. For doors, choose a product

made of durable EPDM rubber that won’t freeze or crack. For windows, install insulating plastic window film to provide an added barrier between the winter chill and your home. If you live in an older house – typically prone to air leaks – you might have to add extra insulation. Insulation effectively seals the gaps in the draftier rooms of the house. Did you know that electrical sockets and light switches on exterior walls can let cold air into your home? Insulating seals are quick to install – just place behind a socket or light switch cover – and help keep that hidden chill out.

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Prepare for winter weather (NC) There’s a reason Canada is called the Great White North – cold weather crosses the country, with British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario serving as some of the nation’s iciest locales. With an average temperature of -28.9 C, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories tops the charts as the coldest area in the country and, nationwide, December tends to be the chilliest month. To make sure you’re warm and cozy when the frigid temperatures arrive, follow these tips to get your home in tip-top shape. Fine tune your furnace Nothing is worse than furnace trouble during the fall and winter months.

Ensure your furnace is primed and ready to perform during the cold winter months with a few checks. Install a new filter, and check to see if the motor and blower need cleaning.

up the heat. Fight this urge with an insulating door seal, which hugs the door from both sides to keep out drafts. To seal the entire door perimeter, install a self-adhesive foam or rubber door seal around door edges.

Insulate windows With all their gaps and edges, windows are a main area for drafts. To keep cold air out, install insulating window seals. Window-seal kits are easy to install and can help keep the thermostat down, lowering heating bills. Cover door nooks and crannies When air slips in under the door, it’s natural to want to turn

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Moustachioed men storm Movember to highlight health

Men who start November with a clean shaven face, and then grow a moustache over that month can help raise awareness and fund health research. Participating in the Movember campaign is an easy and fun way for men to get the word out to men to take action to combat prostate

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and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. Mo Bros simply grow any kind of moustache they wish – as long as there is no beard, no joining of “handlebars” and no connection to sideburns. Movember is being locally promoted by the 100 Mile House Free


Press, Canadian Mental Health Association-South Cariboo (CMHA-SC) and the Below the Belt men’s health group. CMHA-SC acting executive director Susann Collins says these important health issues are not always talked about, or addressed early enough, so she hopes the

community will embrace the campaign. “There’s awareness and education, but it’s also about living with cancer and staying mentally healthy, and living with and beyond mental illness.” The Movember campaign highlights Mo Bros as walking,

talking billboards that bring awareness to men’s health issues, she notes. The campaign slogan Don’t Mo Alone suggests forming a team and fundraising together. The fundraising methods, official rules, registration and information can be found at

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‘A Star-Studded Way To Light Up the 100 Mile District Hospital’ This star-studded fundraiser will not only light up the hospital and the community, it will brighten the faces of everyone using our medical facilities. Funds raised will be used to purchase medical equipment and enhance health care services for 100 Mile area residents. Everyone is welcome to the Official Light Up in the hospital parking lot!

Official Light-up is Friday, November 29 at 7pm after the Santa Claus Parade We’re inviting you to participate in this special fundraising event by purchasing a ‘Health Star’ for $50 to be lit up at the front of the 100 Mile District Hospital.

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Graduation awards, complimentary brunch, firewood for sale

The Psalm 23 Recovery Village will be hosting its monthly Steps to Freedom graduation awards on Nov. 2 at its 59 Mile facility, 115 Cariboo Highway 97 – between 70 Mile House and Clinton. Ceremonies start at 11 a.m., but folks are invited to come out early for brunch at 10 a.m., and then take a tour of the facility. Ordering winter firewood to fill your woodshed can also help support the life-changing programs at Psalm 23. Its social enterprise, the Fifty9 Mile Business Centre, is selling firewood for $100 per cord and that includes delivery. Call 250-459-2220, Marvin Declare’s cell at 1-604-835-0855 or e-mail psalm23society@ for information or to place an order. There are significant plans in the works for Psalm 23 in the

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com/Recovery-Village. html. If you know someone struggling with addictions, Psalm 23 is there to help, says Declare who is the president and executive director of Psalm 23 Transition Society.

Keep matches and barbecue lighters out of sight and reach of children Practices every Thursday 7pm ~ New members welcome VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

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Brad Arthurs, left, and Rick Vickers graduated level 1 at Psalm 23 Recovery Village on Oct. 5. The next monthly Steps to Freedom graduation awards and brunch, which are open to the public, take place on Nov. 2 at its 59 Mile facility.

community. Download a visionary Future Tour of the Recovery Village at 59 Mile in the year 2020 at www.psalm23society.

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The leadership group at 100 Mile House Elementary School has started a “We Scare Hunger” campaign. M This will see the students collecting food for the community’s food outlets on Halloween instead of collecting candy. In their quest to help needy folks in the community, the students will present a “We Scare Hunger” card when they go trick-or-treating. Any non-perishable food items would be greatly appreciated, says teacher Sally Morgan.

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Fun events keep students running 100 mile elementary

Amy Baechmann

Hello my name is Amy Baechmann and I’m 11 years old. I’m a student from 100 Mile House Elementary School. I’m happy I have the opportunity to write about our school for you. This year, we had a great start to the school year with all the new students and teachers. There are always lots of things happening in our school. On Sept. 26, we had our Terry Fox Run, which helps Cancer research and it happens every year across Canada. After the run each student received a smiley cookie and a bottle of water. (The water was donated by Save-On-Foods – thank you.) On Sept. 30, we had our first Orange Shirt Day at the school. EVERY CHILD MATTERS was the motto of that special day. At our school, we listened to drumming from our Grade 7 class and to a few people who explained their story and the importance of having Orange Shirt Day. On Oct. 4, we had a Soccer Jamboree. Some Grade 4-5 and Grade 6-7 students from our

school met with some other students from the south end schools at Eliza Archie Memorial School at Canim Lake. All the students were mixed into different teams and it was a great day for students to mingle with each other. The activity was just for fun and everybody was a winner! In October, we also had our crosscountry running practices. On October 11, all the schools met at the 99 Mile Ski Hill for the BIG race. Students in grades 3-7 went to compete. As the runners crossed the finish line, their placement gets recorded, and in the end, the school with the best overall achievement wins the Golden Shoe. This year for the small schools Bridge Lake Elementary won first place and 100 Mile Elementary won the Golden Shoe. Here are a few other things that are happening in our school: The Kilometre Club is running twice a week at lunch hour. Students can run laps on the school grounds and parent volunteers keep track of their laps. Every Friday, we have yummy Hot Lunches cooked by moms. Also, our Choir is practising three times per week for the upcoming Remembrance Day Assembly on Nov. 8. Thank you goes to all the teachers and parent volunteers who make all theses exciting programs possible.

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Plan Now To Attend The Famous 100 Mile Lions Club

DINNER&AUCTION Coming Saturday, Nov.2nd to the100 Mile Community Hall Doors Open 5:30pm • Dinner 6:30pm • Auction 7:30pm Admission $20 pp • Door Prize $500 in Chamber Bucks (must be present to win) Tickets available at Whimsey Gifts, Money Concepts and any 100 Mile Lions memberç

This is the 100 Mile Lions major fundraiser of the year.

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Community events listed must be of a non-profit nature and will be published free of charge one week prior to the event. Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon. Events for the online calendar can be submitted to the calendar feature on the home page at www.100milefreepress. net. However, online calendar submissions are not automatically picked up for the Free Press.

103 MILE q The Seventh Day Adventist Church at 103 Mile is inviting all children between the ages of four and 12 to a session of eight meetings with songs, games, Bible stories and snacks each Saturday until Dec. 14. Meetings will go from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Call Jackie at 250-791-5705 for more information. CLINTON q The Village of Clinton is continuing with the celebration of its 150/50 anniversary with some special events. The Clinton Volunteer Fire Department will be putting on a fireworks display at Reg Conn Centennial Park on Oct. 31, starting at 8 p.m. There will be a Market Place with a flea market, crafts and bake tables at Clinton Memorial Hall on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Eleanor at 250-459-2339 for more information or to rent tables. The Variety/Children’s Charity will be held at Clinton Memorial Hall on Nov. 8. There will be a fundraiser talent show with entertainment by local talent. There will be silent and live auctions, balloon surprises and jewelry. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is by donation. Chili and hotdogs will be available. For more information, contact June at 250-459-2107, or Fran at 250-4592680. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society will be holding its annual general meeting at #102-475 Birch Ave. on Oct. 30, starting at 5 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 250-395-4093. 70 MILE q A meeting to form

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a 70 Mile House and Area Community Fund Society – to provide incentive awards to citizens in the 70 Mile House and area - will be held at the 70 Mile Access Centre meeting room on Nov. 2, starting at 11 a.m. Anyone from the 70 Mile House area is welcome to attend. This meeting will be opportunity to support the people who have drafted a society constitution and bylaws. WILLIAMS LAKE q Award winning novelist and short story writer, Eden Robinson will be visiting the Cariboo Regional District’s Williams Lake Branch Library on Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. to discuss her works and writing process. Admission is free. For more information, contact the library at 250-3923630 or visit the library website at

108 MILE q Mile 108 Elementary School will be holding its Winter Bazaar (free admission) at the school on Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be crafts, collectables, treasures and gifts, a concession, music, raffle baskets and Santa Claus will be making an appearance. Vendor space and (limited) table rentals are available for $10. To rent a table or for more information, call Erin Hilstad at 250-7915682. 100 MILE q Carefree Manor, 812 Cariboo Trail in 100 Mile House, is having a Wreath, Craft and Bake Sale on Nov. 30 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Hang your wreath early, do some Christmas shopping and get some baked goods. There will be something for everyone.

100 MILE q The Cariboo Chilcotin Partners in Literacy annual general meeting (open meeting to follow) will be held in the School District #27 Grow Centre at 272 Fifth St. (South Cariboo Business Centre) on Nov. 8, starting at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, cal Mel at 250-945-4199. 100 MILE q The next meeting of the Print Disabled Book Club will be held at the 100 Mile House Library on Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and is for anyone who wishes to access books in alternative formats for themselves or for others. For more information, phone Kathy at 250-395-4547.

culture or connect with someone from your cultural background. To learn more, contact the Welcoming Communities co-ordinator Kimberly at kimberly@ or phone 778-482-0090. 100 MILE The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre Early Years Program is accepting donations of non-perishable food items, including infant food and formula, baby wipes, winter maternity wear and infant

winter wear, including snow suits and boots. Donations accepted Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 250-395-5155 for more information. WATCH LAKE The Watch LakeNorth Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department is in dire need of volunteers, or there is a possibility the department will be forced to close. For information about volunteering, call fire chief Andy Palaniak at 250-456-7460.

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DIABEtES: Watch for warning signs! Diabetes is a fairly common condition in dogs and cats, and requires treatment with insulin injections. Signs of diabetes include increased thirst and urination. Owners may also notice an increase in appetite combined with weight loss. Diagnosis is usually straight forward by urine tests and blood sugars. Without treatment, sickness and death eventually result. Treatment is possible at any stage but like most conditions, it is easiest to treat when caught early, and cats that are diagnosed and treated early may even be cured through a combination of diet change and short term insulin injections. Diabetic dogs require insulin injections for life. Dr. Gord Laity Lakeland Veterinary Clinic

100 MILE q Mom’s Self Care is being offered every Tuesday up to and including Nov. 26 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre, #1-486 Birch Avenue. This self-care group focuses on the need for mom’s to take time for themselves, so they can better care for their families – on-site child care available. 100 MILE q Would you like to become a South Cariboo Holiday Dinner Host – a new program that matches local people with newcomers to the South Cariboo area for a onetime dining experience. You provide your time, community knowledge, and a home-cooked meal, and in return, you get the chance to learn about a new

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Wow, so how about this weather we’ve been having? It’s hard to believe that it is less than two months until Christmas. Oh no ... did I say it? Yes I did. But alas – lots of time for that – for now; let’s just be thankful for this amazing fall weather we’ve had. We all know it is only a matter of time until we wake up to a blanket of fresh white sn.... I won’t say it! Rocking success The recent dance in Lone Butte was a lot of fun. There was a good turnout and DJ Mark Allen didn’t disappoint, keeping people on the dance floor for most of the evening. Many arrived early to participate in the potluck supper, and the silent auction was successful in raising a few extra money for the Lone Butte Historical Association’s project bucket list. It was a good time for all who attended. AGM slated Another plug


remind everyone to come out the Lone ButteHorse Lake Community Association’s annual general meeting at the community hall on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Elections will be taking place and everyone’s input is needed. We need to support the association, even if it’s just at this once-a-year meeting, and your $5 membership is very important. Signing up doesn’t mean you have to come out to every monthly meeting, or show up and help at every event – or any event at all. It will mean that when we apply for grants for upkeep on the hall and community projects, we have a community that is interested in keeping these things alive. Without the numbers (in memberships) to show we have community interest, we stand a good chance of being turned down for funding to support community activities. Please come to the AGM and get a membership; it’s more important than you realize. Give Heather Nelson a call at 250395-3588 if you would like any more information. Raffle winners Winners chosen for the Lone Butte Historical Association’s fundraising raffle. First prize of a cozy, large afghan went to


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Eddie Shimmin jostles longtime friend Brian Hooper, with Eddie's wife of 50 years Diane and Jim Mitchell enjoying the fun at the recent Lone Butte fall dance. Their group of friends have been kicking up their heels at the community hall for more than 30 years, and they are still up for a good time.

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Who really started Halloween?

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Jillian Merrick from Prince George is the project co-ordinator for Beyond the Market: Growing the North and she spoke to a number of interested members at the Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre offices during an Open House Info Session on Oct. 23. Colleen Robb, right, and Ag Centre board chair Rod Hennecker, foreground, listen intently to the presentation.

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By Sherry Stewart The South Cariboo Farmers’ Market in 100 Mile House is over for the season, but the beat goes on. Friends who gathered around the Agri-Culture Centre’s market booth during the summer months are now meeting Friday mornings at 10 a.m. in the expansive offices of the Ag Centre, located at the north (right) front entrance of the historic Lodge building behind the Red Coach Inn in 100 Mile House. Folks who are members, as well as anyone interested in food and local food systems, may stop by on Friday mornings to meet and visit. The Ag Office is a growing social enterprise centre, and the place to bring questions, concerns, and ideas for a better way to do things regarding food and agronomy. The coffee is always on, and board mem-

bers are there for a chat, including several who are professionals in local agricultural fields. The offices include a growing library of agriculture videos and literature, including a collection of the earliest published copies of The Mother Earth News, and plenty of private space for reading or visiting. Furthermore, one may find the same famous cinnamon buns that caused lineups at the Ag Centre booth at the Farmers’ Market this summer. This is also the place to find out more about other local programs, such as the Community Garden, The Food Security Committee, the Rebel Garden Zone, the South Cariboo Sustainability Committee and Seed Exchange, the Horse Lake Community Farm Co-op, the Farmers’ Market Association, and more –they are all

part of the action at the Ag Centre. For more information about the Ag Centre and the Friday Morning Coffee Klatch gatherings, check out South Cariboo Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre on Facebook at https:// w w pages/South-CaribooAgri-Culture-EnterpriseC e nt re / 6 0 3 7 8 4 7 4 2 9 83446?ref=hl, or call 250395-0781.

By Penny Kelly Each year as Halloween approaches children (and sometimes adults) ask: Why do we dress up, collect treats, carve pumpkins, decorate our homes in themes of death and the supernatural and concoct elaborate pranks? There is no definitive “right” answer, but there is some very interesting cultural history to this annual holiday. While today we generally think of it as a children’s holiday, folklore tells us the origins may date back as far as to the pagan Irish Festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-een) – a celebration of the end of summer, which included bonfires, sacrificial offerings and homage to the dead who were believed to revisit Earth on this day. Back then people opened their doors and offered food to the wandering dead. Others attribute Halloween to the Catholic traditions dating back to the Middle Ages of celebrating All Hallows Eve, the eve

before All Saints Day – Nov. 1 and All Souls Day Nov. 2. Traditions then included going door-to-door offering prayers for the dead in exchange for “soul cakes” and other treats. Regardless, the holiday was brought to North America in the mid-1800s by Irish immigrants and today the holiday includes some distinctly Aboriginal elements. For example, the pumpkin was unknown to Europeans before the 15th century, but it was part of a sacred trinity of native

foods – squash, beans and maize. Today, we see these in the form of candy corn and corn shocks, which some use to decorate porches. Some other possible connectionsinclude E n g l a n d ’s Guy Fawkes Day – a celebration of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 – where children go around asking for “a penny for the guy” and playing pranks. Others associate Halloween with harvest festivals that historically include apple bobbing. Finally, the gay community has used the

dress-up and masquerade elements of Halloween as an opportunity for personal liberation. Halloween is an everchanging cultural ritual that continues throughout our neighbourhoods and communities. Penny Kelly is a writer, personal consultant and spiritual mentor.

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Wranglers match up with top team 100 Mile House picks up a point in OT loss to Kamloops

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100 Mile House Wranglers forward Connor Sloan tallied three points on a recent two-game road trip. Sloan has played in all 16 games this season and leads the Wranglers in scoring with 19 points.

for their effort and hard work.” Santerno, Sloan and Stephen Egan scored for the Wranglers in the second period and Lynch added one in the third. Assists went to Syrota, Van de Wetering and Lynch. Goalie Nathan Warren made 47 saves on 52 shots and will get the start at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre against Kamloops tonight (Oct. 30). “[Warren] has played very well against Kamloops in the last two games,” says Rogers, adding if the Wranglers play like they did in the double overtime loss, they will have a good showing this evening. “Our kids get energized by the great community support that comes to every home game, so with a big crowd anticipated for Wednesday, it will help our players be ready for Kamloops.” They play Kamloops as visitors again on Nov. 1. The Wranglers (6-8-0-2) continue to modify their

roster prior to the Jan. 10 player movement deadline. The team recently signed forward Donovan Law, 17, and defenceman Jordan Low, 17, who are affiliated with the British Columbia Hockey League’s Prince George Spruce Kings. To make room for the new additions, the Wranglers released forward Briar McNaney, 20, and defenceman Kyle Serup, 18, and still have the ability to make up to eight roster changes prior to the deadline. 100 Mile House currently sits tied for third in the Doug Birks Division of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference with 14 points. Editor’s Note: 100 Mile House Wranglers fans will be able to see all of the 100 Mile House Free Press Wranglers’ coverage on the home page of our website at Just click on the “click here for more info” button to “Find out about the exciting launch of a Jr. B Hockey team.”

Tomahawks sharp at home

The Lac la Hache Tomahawks can fill the net. The senior men’s team proved it in a 12-5 home-ice victory over the Smithers Steelheads at the Rolf Zeis Memorial Arena on Oct. 26. Knotted 2-2 after one period, Lac la Hache erupted for six goals in the second frame and added four more in the third. “We have some pretty potent offensive players,” coach Al Navrot says, adding Smithers came to town with a short line-up, a problem Lac la Hache has dealt with when they

FAST bytes High school rugby has taken its final scrum this season as sevenper-side junior and senior teams from Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School played final games in Williams Lake recently. Coach Matt Leclerc called the season, which only started last month, short and hectic. “But the students worked their butts off,” he adds. Rugby – 15-per-side – starts during the spring semester.

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The 100 Mile House Wranglers recent road trip saw the club head south for two games against two of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s stronger teams. The Junior B expansion club came back with a point, dropping a contest in double-overtime 5-4 to the Kamloops Storm (13-3-0-0) on Oct. 25, before a 4-3 loss to the North Okanagan Knights (8-6-0-1) on Oct. 26. In Armstrong against North Okanagan, the Wranglers started well, outshooting the Knights in the first period and jumping out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Lane Van de Wetering, assisted by Connor Sloan and Henry Hart, and by Luke Santerno (Sloan, Jayden Syrota). The second period, however, was another story. Coach/general manager Doug Rogers called it “our worst” period of the season. “It was truly disappointing to see a second period that lacked the enthusiasm and work ethic that we have become known for. [Goalie] Kristian Stead kept us in it during the second, but scrambling to try and get the momentum back in the third, after such a one-sided period in favour of the Knights, was tough to do.” 100 Mile House was outshot 21-5 in the frame. The game was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes. In the third, a goal by Michael Lynch (Hart) tied the game 3-3, but the Knights scored shorthanded with 8:40 on the clock to take the 4-3 win. Compared to the previous meeting, it was a different – and complete – Wranglers team that faced-off against Kamloops. The Wranglers basically gave the division-leading Storm all they could handle in a 5-4 double-overtime loss. This following a 6-0 loss in 100 Mile House on Oct. 18 when the Wranglers only dressed 13 players. Needless to say, having a full bench helped. “We received a solid effort throughout the lineup, top to bottom,” Rogers says. “We also put together a complete game, start to finish, against a very good team. We match up well on the Olympic-sized ice in Kamloops as our skill players have more time and space. “I was very proud of the effort the players put forth during this game. They deserve a lot of credit


go on the road. “[Smithers] has good quality players and you can’t take them lightly. They played a smart game for the first period. They didn’t give us a lot of chances. I think gradually we wore them down and it started going our way and we started scoring goals.” Indeed, when Lac la Hache travelled to Smithers on Oct. 19, the scenario was reversed. With only eight forwards and four defenceman for the game, Lac la Hache was only down 5-4 after 40

minutes but gave up four goals in the third and lost 9-5. There’s a lot of travelling in the Central Interior Hockey League, explains Navrot, and it’s tough. The Tomahawks are 2-0 at home and 0-3 away. “It’s a working-class league. It’s hard on the boys. I really admire the ones who can play hard and make the commitment. “It’s not easy.” The Tomahawks outshot the Steelheads 42-35 on Oct. 26. Wilfred Robbins led the

Tomahawks with six points. Donovan Nicholas scored four goals and added an assist. Jordan Sellars scored three goals and an assist. Gilbert Robbins and Kevin McNab tallied four points, while Kyle Crump added three. Drew Rose, Steve Daniels, Anthony Robbins and Ellery Brigham all added one. Lac La Hache (2-3-0) hosts the Williams Lake Stampeders (3-2-1) on Nov. 2. “We have a pretty good club,” Navrot adds. “We’ll surprise some teams.”

The local cross-country ski club is short a fridge and freezer in the kitchen at the 99 Mile Ski Trails and Nordics Day Lodge, and is looking for a donation. The 100 Mile Nordic Ski Society says they’ll gladly accept a fridge or chest freezer anyone is planning on getting rid of. If you’re looking for more information or if you can help with a donation, contact Colleen Robb via e-mail at 2005ccr@

HOOPS NIGHT Community basketball goes at the 100 Mile House Junior Secondary gym on Mondays. Organizers say adults and senior secondary school students of all skill levels are welcome, and having fun and learning the game are the goals. There is no fee to participate in the co-eds games. Action tips off at 7 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. The season runs until March. For more information, contact Rick Barker at 250-395-3244 or Josh Dickerson at 250-3951353.


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Forman, Harris staking place in Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Gaven Crites Free Press

As local products Reece Forman and Brett Harris look to establish themselves as Junior A hockey players, the Nipawin Hawks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) are looking for consistency in an association where things can change very quickly. Forman, 19, and Harris, 18, grew up in the 100 Mile House area, but now reside in northeast Saskatchewan as members of the Hawks.

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other’s backs, they’re not selfish penalties." – Reece Forman

It’s their first season playing Junior A hockey and both say it has taken some adjusting. Nevertheless, coach/ general manager Doug Johnson has some praise for the boys, and notes “nothing is guaranteed” in the SJHL, especially since, as of Oct. 29 and after 13 games, Nipawin is playing below .500 hockey, with four wins, seven losses and two shootout losses. “We’re a very young team and inconsistent. When we play well, we can beat anybody. When we play bad, we will lose to everybody,” Johnson explains. “Things change quickly. But, we’ve been very happy with [Forman and Harris]. They’ve earned spots, you bet.” On Forman, Johnson says: “He’s done incredibly well. He’s added a little bit of poise to our [defence]. He’s come in and played a lot of minutes for us and played important minutes for us.”

Reece Forman

On Harris, the coach says: “He’s got very good hands and he’s been good playing centre for us. He’s taken some key draws and he’s doing well in the circle and adapting to our defensive zone.” After 10 games this season, Harris has tallied one assist. In 11 games, Forman has earned 12 penalty minutes and one assist. Complimentary comments from Johnson aside, the boys say there is still a lot of room to improve and agree their SJHL player cards aren’t etched in stone. “We just picked up another goalie from Alberta,” Forman explains after a recent victory over the Humboldt Broncos. “There are guys coming in and out. It keeps you on your toes – that’s for sure.” Adds Harris: “We’re going through a couple of learning curves.” The biggest adjustments the boys talk about are the speed of the game and preparation before them.

Harris says the quality of play took him by surprise at first. “You don’t have much space out there. Coming down here and playing your first game, it’s a bit of a shocker.” Forman says he approaches the game differently than his days playing Junior B in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. “You always have to be ready and you can’t take a shift off or it could really hurt the team.” As well as being young, another characteristic of the Nipawin Hawks is they take a lot of penalties. It is the most in the Sherwood Division, and second only to the Battlefords North Stars of the Kramer Division. When asked about that aspect of the game, Forman and Reece explain it’s not that they’re a dirty team, but one that steps up for each other and isn’t afraid to drop the mitts. “If there’s a cheap hit, we have each other’s backs,” says Forman. “They’re not selfish penalties.” However, playing shorthanded is not ideal, adds Harris. “We do have games where we’re not playing with discipline, and that’s hurt us on the scoreboard every so often.” Earlier this month, Harris skated in the SJHL Showcase. It consisted of 120 players from different teams and from different age groups playing two games against each



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other in front of college and university scouts in Warman, Sask., near Saskatoon. Harris says earning a scholarship after junior hockey is his ultimate goal, so he was glad he played well and, hopefully, impressed the scouts. He scored a goal and one assist in the first game and one goal in the second game playing with and against other players born in 1995. However, Harris adds he isn’t scoring as much as he wants to in the regular season. But, along with Forman, he

says he’s staying focused and working at getting better. “I plan on being a set-up man and putting up some more points. It hasn’t happened quite yet, but it’s all going to come in time.” Forman adds he was looking for more points, and he earned his first in a 6-3 loss to the Estevan Bruins on Oct. 22. “Throughout the season, I want to get faster and get up the ice quicker and play a little more physical,” the defenceman adds. With respect to life off the ice, the boys say the town of Nipawin – with a population of just over 4,200 – is really supportive. “They treat you like gold,” Harris says. “You walk down the street and people start talking to you. They know your number and how you played last game.” Adds Forman: “You’re a little bit of a celebrity. It’s pretty cool that way. “We’re having lots of fun out here.”

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Saturday, Nov. 2 7 a.m.-8a .m. HOCKEY 1 & 2 ~ INITIATION ~ Tim Hortons (P) 8:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m. HOCKEY 3 & 4 ~ NOVICE (P) 10 a.m.-11:15 p.m. ATOM HOUSE (G) 11:30 p.m.-12:45 p.m. PEEWEE HOUSE (G) 1 p.m.-3:15 p.m. MIDGET REP MILERS – Mayvin Plumbing & Heating vs TBA(G) 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. BANTAM FEMALE (G) 5 p.m.-6:15 p.m. BANTAM HOUSE (G) 7 p.m. 100 Mile House WRANGLERS vs Sicamous EAGLES (G) Sunday, Nov. 3 7 a.m.-8:15 a.m. ATOM DEVELOPMENT – Bridge Lake Electric Milers (P) 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. ATOM HOUSE (P) 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Skating DEVELOPMENT Clinic ~ Contact Ryan O’Dette (P) 12 p.m.

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Students qualify for provincials PSO cross-country running team makes good time in Vanderhoof

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Four students from Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School qualified for upcoming provincial championships at a cross-country event in Vanderhoof on Oct. 19. On the girls side, Grade 9 student Caily Mellott finished second in the juvenile group and 13th overall, while Grade 8 student Courtney Cave finished 10th in bantam and 43rd overall. Mellott ran the course in 17 minutes 52 seconds. Cave’s time was 22:13. On the boys’ side, Grade 9 student Brandon Balbirnie finished third in juvenile and ninth overall, while Grade 8 student Reid Collinson finished third in bantam and 26th overall. Balbirnie’s time was 24:32 seconds and Collinson finished in 27:44. The British Columbia 2013 High School Cross Country Championships are slated for Nov. 2 in Aldergrove.

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Members of the Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School cross-country running team – Courtney Cave, left, Caily Mellott, Brandon Balbirnie and Reid Collinson, right – raced in Vanderhoof recently and qualified for upcoming provincial championships.

New look for minor hockey

100 Mile & District Minor Hockey Association to adopt Wranglers colours Starting this season be tweaked slightly to club in the Kootenay with an atom devel- reflect it’s a minor hock- International Junior opment team, the 100 ey team jersey. Hockey League, are Mile & District Wr a n g l e r s the most senior team Minor Hockey president Tom in 100 Mile House Association B a c h y n s k i and are in the midst of will be adoptsays the whole their first season. When ing the logo and executive is the new jerseys arrive, colours of the flattered with the Wranglers plan to 100 Mile House the gesture. mark the occasion with Wranglers. “I think we some sort of display It will take all hoped at during a home game at Denise a few years to Balbirnie some point the South Cariboo Rec. phase in new down the road Centre. apparel for the entire that would happen. For “For minor hockey association, but in the it to happen as quick- to want to take on the next couple of weeks, ly as it is and the way Wranglers colours, the the atom team should the community has Wranglers logo, it’s be wearing navy blue, embraced it, it’s almost pretty cool,” Bachynski gold and grey. overwhelming.” adds. “It’s flattering as “It’s a community The Wranglers, an heck.” thing and one day our expansion Junior B As far as purchasminor hockey players can aspire to play for the Wranglers,” says Denise Balbirnie, president of BOOSTER BAR parents auxiliary. & SUPPLEMENTS “That’s really excit• Protein Shakes • Smoothies • Supplements for all your nutritional needs! ing. It’s nice for all the Yummy Flavours! levels of hockey in the • Cherry Almond Cheesecake community to support • Pina Colada • Strawberry Banana each other.” Hours: The logo – a cow7:00am - 5:30pm 24/7 Card Lock boy hoisting a hockey #1 - 460 Birch Ave. (formerly Pro Fitness) 778-482-1796 stick atop a steer – will


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anyway, regardless of the changeover. “In the end, it’s a wash,” Balbirnie explains. “The only extra charge will be having to re-digitize the logo. That end of things will be pretty nominal.”

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 100 Mile Free Press

Horse Lake Elementary School students appreciate donations for food programs By Karen Schuurman Horse Lake Elementary School was lucky to receive a grant from both the Williams Lake and District Credit Union and the Cariboo Regional District, and thanks them for their generous support. The grants were given to support the school’s breakfast-for-learning and lunch programs. The school plans to use the money to buy some new appliances for the kitchen to help prepare hot food for students. The bulk of the donated money will be used to purchase food for the programs. These students have an unusually

early start time to accommodate bus schedules and often arrive at school hungry because they didn’t have an appetite so early in the morning, or there was no breakfast option at home. The breakfast program is run by volunteer parents three to four times a week and they are looking for more volunteers to expand the program to five days a week. Not every day provides a hot breakfast; however, they are always healthy and an important part of preparing the students for a day of learning. The students thank the Credit Union and the CRD for the donations.

Karen Schuurman photo

Horse Lake Elementary School students showed their appreciation for the Williams Lake and District Credit Union and the Cariboo Regional District for the donations to the school’s breakfast and lunch programs.

We Are Pleased To Announce Births




Gary and Laurie Sayenchuk were married at their home on Higgins Lake, on July 27, 2013 in the presence of friends and family.


Introducing Malcolm Wesley weighing 8 lb. 11 oz. and born on Oct. 9, 2013 to Jessica Bowen and Mark Simpson of Hamilton, Ont. Your grandparents and family welcome you with love!




ELOPED. Imagine our surprise! Mark & Kerri eloped on September 23 and were married at Minter Gardens. Mark’s parents Ceel & Paula Roseboom and Kerri’s parents Roy & Audrey Nelson and Grandma Evelyn Nelson, all of Lone Butte, are delighted to make this announcement and wish them love and happiness.


Steve & Valerie Neufeld are thrilled to announe the engagement of Vanessa Brooke Rhynolds, daughter of Valerie and the late Bill Rhynolds, to Levi Colton Mack, son of Tom & Heidi Mack. Wedding will take place on April 5, 2014 in 100 Mile House, B.C.

Congratulations from the

CONGRATULATIONS KEVIN & KELSEY RAIMUNDO! Kelsey graduated May, 2013 from the College of New Caledonia as a Registered Dental Hygenist, awarded Excellence in Clinic. Kelsey is now working and residing in Salmon Arm, B.C. Kevin graduated in July, 2013 from BCIT as a 4th Class Power Engineer. Kevin is residing in 100 Mile House, playing for the Wranglers hockey team. So proud of your achievements. Hard work and dedication has made you succeed! Best of luck - Love you! - Dad, Mom, Katelyn



all about your happy announcement • birth • wedding • engagement • anniversary On the last Wednesday of each month, we’ll publish your announcement on this page! AND FOR ONLY AN ADDITIONAL $11.50 WE WILL PUT YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE INTERNET! Just drop by the Free Press office in the Pinkney Complex on Horse Lake Road anytime previous to the Thursday before the last Wednesday of the month.

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Advertisements should be read on the first publication date. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the first insertion. NO CASH REFUNDS AGREEMENT: It is agreed by any display or classified advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION: Advertisers are reminded that provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, colour, nationality, ancestry, place of origin, or age unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved. COPYRIGHT: Copyright and/ or property rights subsist in all editorial, photographic and advertising content appearing in any edition of the 100 Mile Free Press. Permission to reproduce wholly or in any part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or technical process in a publication, must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law. NO ADVERTISING ITEM WILL BE DISCLOSED TO ANYONE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION.



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Lost & Found LOST: Large (6”) key - key ring, with ‘California’ on one side ‘Hollywood on other, holding one ignition key. Lost in 100 Mile. Call 250-791-6304.



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Help Wanted 100 MILE District Hospice Palliative Care Society requires a part time (30 hours per month) office assistant. Position involves general office and bookkeeping duties. Current PC skills, general office equipment knowledge and people skills required. Web management and share point competency would be highly regarded. Submit resume to: 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0 or: Only suitable applicants will be contacted. Closing date November 8, 2013. An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. EXPERIENCED Barista needed at One Another . A Coffee House. Ph. Keith 250-7068561.

Employment Business Opportunities JOBS IN Alberta. Large Beef Processor in High River, Alberta looking for experienced butchers. $17.00 - $18.70 hour. Call Laszlo: (403)652 8404 or send an email: WESTCAN - Interested In Being Our Next Ice Road Trucker? Haul liquid, dry bulk or freight to the diamond mines on the winter road (ice road) from mid-January to mid-April. Not Interested in driving on the ice? Drive resupply from southern locations in Alberta to Yellowknife, NT. Apply online at: or Phone: 1.888.WBT.HIRE (1.888.928.4473) for further details.

Career Opportunities BUSY Law Firm in Penticton seeks full time conveyancing assistant. Email resume in confidence to:

SEMI-RETIRED man/woman Caretaker for Heritage House in Lone Butte. Duties include snow removal, lawn mowing, weed eating, painting, fencing, & general repairs. Only serious person need apply. References and Criminal Record check required. Rent $450 includes utilities, for Nov. 1. Call Gayle or Al@ 250-395-5193.

We are a leading Canadian forest products company with half a century reputation of exceptional product quality, customer service and innovation. We are operated by people who take pride in their work and are rewarded for their ability and entrepreneurship. The company today supplies markets worldwide with technologically advanced, engineered forest products that are used in residential construction and industrial applications. Our manufacturing operations are located in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. We are currently seeking an exceptional individual for the following vacancy:

SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER 100 Mile House, B.C. Reporting to the Site Manager, the Safety & Environmental Manager requires a hands-on approach to provide proactive environmental, occupational health and safety support to site employees to achieve the goal of zero TIR. In conjunction with OHS&E responsibilities, this individual ensures Fire Prevention activities for their facility. The Safety & Environmental Manager utilizes a loss prevention mindset (zero harm to environment, employees and facilities), strong facilitation / training skills and strong interpersonal skills to promote excellence as established in the Company vision, mission and values. The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of related OHS&E and training experience in the forest products industry or manufacturing environment. CRSP designation (Canadian Registered Safety Professional) is an asset. Related post secondary education, and experience facilitating training courses is preferred. You should have experience conducting incident investigations as well as a thorough knowledge of OH&S Act/WCB processes, and a strong working knowledge of software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word. Interested applicants should send their letter of application and current resume by November 8, 2013 to: Email: Fax: 604 661 3201 Mail: Ainsworth Engineered Canada LP. Attention: Human Resources - Vancouver P.O Box 49307 3194-1055 Dunsmuir Street Vancouver, BC V7X 1L3

Help Wanted

Part-Time Reception/ Circulation Position

We are looking for a cheery, energetic individual for a part-time reception/circulation position. Duties will include, but not be limited to: serving customers, typing, answering phones, managing circulation and entering and creating classified word and display ads. The ideal candidate will have a professional appearance and be able to work well in a busy, deadline-oriented atmosphere as part of a team. He/ she will also possess good customer skills, typing skills and an eye for detail. This is a union position. Please submit resume to: Chris Nickless, Publisher 100 Mile House Free Press Box 459, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0 or email resume to No phone calls, please. Deadline to apply is Nov. 8, 2013 at 4:00pm. Only those short-listed for the position will be contacted.

JOB FINDER For further detail on this week’s job postings get in touch with us. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Dishwasher Experienced Cook Prep Cook Japanese Kitchen Manager Baker Caregiver Teacher Assistant Certified Fallers Drywall & Installation Labourer Painter Class 1 Fuel Truck Driver Collision Technician Refinish Technician Office Assistant Customer Service Rep Associate Advisor Receptionist/Chair side Assistant Post Office Clerk General Labourer


WANTED PROCESSING contractor for interior operation to start immediately. Call 1-604819-3393.

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

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Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT Classes starting in 100 Mile House Cla Our HCA program is for students with strong Ou wills and warm hearts. Learn how to work with wi a tteam of health care professionals to identify and address the unique needs of each unique an client. clie Career Opportunities: Ca Community Health Worker O Care Aide Co Ho Home Support O Acute & Complex Care #1 - 215 - 4th Street, 100 Mile House


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Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Memorial Donations

Professional/ Management

Financial Services


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

PROCESS Manager - rotational position in Kazakhstan. Responsible for the departments personnel, systems management, safety, customer satisfaction and cost control within the department’s areas of responsibility. This is an administrative position but requires a frequent presence on the operations floor. Competitive pay ($400 per day and up), medical, dental & tax credits. Send resume or contact SERVICE Manager - rotational position in Kazakhstan. Responsible for service department personnel, fleet management, safety, customer satisfaction and cost control within the service department’s areas of responsibility. This is an administrative position but requires a frequent presence in the service area. Competitive pay ($400 per day and up), medical, dental & tax credits. Send resume or contact

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Trades, Technical JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: Fax 403-854-2845; or send an email to: PLUMBERS / GAS FITTERS: M and K Plumbing and Heating is the largest Mechanical Contracting and Service firm in the East Kootenay region. We are currently in need of CONSTRUCTION PLUMBERS AND GAS FITTERS - BOTH JOURNEYMEN AND APPRENTICES - to provide expertise and technical skill to our industrial construction customers in the ELK VALLEY. We expect this project to continue through the winter with 10 on 4 off shifts of 10 hour days. The position will pay hourly, plus overtime, plus Living Out Allowance. WEBSITE: Steel Fabricators, Iron Workers, Millwrights, Pipe Fitters, and Welders Timber West Mill Construction is currently hiring experienced Steel Fabricators, Iron Workers, Millwrights, Pipe Fitters, and Welders Resumes accepted by fax (250) 964-0222 or e-mail

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.


WOOD heater, 2 years old used one winter, glass front. $300.00. 4 15” aluminum tire rims $100.00 for all four. Ph. 250-395-4273.

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030 WANTED: Winchester Lever Action rifle and carbines. 250945-4321.


Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD: You pick, you cut. $20/load, $10 for seniors. 250-791-5222.

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

2 BDRM renovated apt. clean, quiet, avail. now N/S, N/P, refs req. $600/mo + util. 250-3953691

Garage Sales

Garage Sales



• Landscaping and Lot Development • Land Clearing • Wetland Work • Demolitions • Gravel Materials & Hauling • Premium Mix Topsoil • Driveways • Basements

250-395-2311 982 Alpine, 100 Mile House

anted Most WContracting Ltd. General Contractor

Custom Homes • Remodeling

• Ralf Baechmann • Ph: 250-706-4706

Big Country Storage Terminal Ltd. 44 Heated Units 65 Non-heated Units Freight Agents for: VanKam Freightways Clark Reefer



Home Improvements

Across from Ogden Sr. Sec. School

FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.69/sq ft Engineered - $1.99/sq ft Hardwood - $2.79/sq ft

Telephone Services DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call National Teleconnect Today! 1-866-443-4408. Or online at

ALANON - Does someone’’s drinking bother you? Meet with others who feel the same. Meet Thursdays, 8 pm at the Health Centre at the back of the Hospital. Contact 250-3954646

I have fresh Okanagan apples for sale they are, Spartans and Red Delicious. They are great for baking, making juice, drying, or snacks for school lunches. There 25 pound boxes of apples for $10.00 a box. I will be up in Quesnel this Saturday the 25 of Oct and the 1 of Nov. If your interested in buying apples you can pre order, send me a email or give me a call 250-764-7802/ SPREAD THE WORD OKANAGAN APPLES ARE COMING!!! We will be at Walmart in the parking lot. Starting up at about 8/8:30am see you then.

John Paterson


Therapy Groups

Fruit & Vegetables

Misc. for Sale STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at:

Drywall Services


Auctions Horse & Tack Auction Sunday Nov 3rd, 11:30AM 4071 McLean Rd., Quesnel Please Consign Early Phone BC Auctions (250)992-2459 (250)983-1239

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Merchandise for Sale

A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53’and insulated containers all sizes in stock. SPECIAL Trades are welcome. 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

Professional Services

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay HUNGRY VALLEY Hay, round bales for horses & cattle. Ph. 250-395-3539.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings in 100 Mile area: Mondays noon at #18 - 208 8th Street. Tuesdays, 8pm, 100 Mile United Church. Thursdays 7:30pm, 108 Community Centre. Sundays 7:30pm, south Cariboo Community Health Centre,rear entrance. 250-791-5286, 250395-4646, 250-395-6154, 250395-5368

QUALITY grass/hay mixed: Square bales, barn stored, no rain. Delivery available. 250397-2378.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Pets PET MATE Dog crate, 27”long x 20”wide x 22”tall, 20 - 30 lb dog, as new $50 or best offer 250-392-1440


at the 108 Mall 10am - 4pm To book a table call Brenda 250-396-7144

Help Wanted

Classifieds Get Results! Help Wanted

South Cariboo Dental Clinic

Dr. Derek Wilden, Inc.

Dr. Marcia McMurtrie, Inc

RECEPTIONIST / CHAIRSIDE ASSISTANT WANTED Receptionist / Chairside Assistant position available starting end of October, beginning of November 4-5 days a week. The job entails receptionist duties as well as all aspects of chairside assisting. Experienced candidates would be preferred, CDA would be an asset. Drop resumes off at: 190 Horse Lake Rd, 100 Mile House, B.C. email to or fax to 250-395-3131.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Suites, Upper

Scrap Car Removal

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

2 BDRM suite, newly renovated. $750/mon. & utilities. If car plug in $7.50 more. 250-3952926.

FREE SCRAP CAR PICK UP* “The Only Ministry of Environment Approved Scrap Car Recycler.”

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 & 1 BDRM, in 100 Mile. Call 250-397-2041 for details.

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

MOBILE pad for rent #38 at Park Dr. Estates. Available immediately. 250-395-3268.


2 BDRM 2 bath suite avail. Dec.1st, on Horse Lake near Bonanza Resort. Includes heat & hydro. N/S F/S W/D. Ref. Req. $750/mon. 1-778-8351852. 2 BEDROOM TRAILER, 1 Km. off highway 97, on highway 24. Ref. required.Immediate possession. Call Ray 250706-3610. 3 BDRM house w/full basement on lge. lot in Forest Grove. F/S, W/D, DW, pets okay. 250-320-6847. 4 BEDROOM: 2 bath, Horse Lake view, lg. garage, close to 100 Mile, big yard. $1,150/ month. 250-395-3906 or cell; 250-706-3906 6 BEDROOM lg. home, Hwy.24. Bridge/Sheridan Lake area. $1,000/month. Pets neg. Avail. immediatly. Ph. 250644-4242. LARGE executive style lake front home, Lac La Hache. $1500/mon plus utilities. Phone 250-706-9314. ONE BDRM house, elec. heat. $375/mon. 2 bdrm house with gas & wood heat, on 2 acres, 5 minutes to 100 Mile House, $600/mon. 250-397-0161. SMALL 3 bdrm in the Ranchettes, 100 Mile House area. Perfect for one person. 2 acres. $750/mon. 250-7069519.

Suites, Lower BRIGHT 1 bdrm garden suite, in 100 Mile near park, newly renovated, $700 per month. Includes WiFi, utilities, cable, laundry, NS, NP, Refs reqd, 250-395-3826. Avail. Now.

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Toll Free: 1-877-395-1133

Transportation *Certain restrictions apply. Call for details

Cars - Domestic 2000 Honda Civic, 213,000 km. 4 door, standard . Summer and New set of winter tires. $3,500. Ph. 250-3953876.

Trucks & Vans



2003 25FT HORNET LITE Immaculate Queen island bed One Slider Only 4700 lbs. Sleeps 6





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Homes for Rent 108 MILE: 4 bdrm, 1 bath home on over 1/2 acre fenced property. Nat. gas heat, gas fireplace. $900/mo & utilities. Small pet neg. D.D. Avail. December 1st.


100 Mile New & Used Auto Parts Ltd.

SM. 2 BDRM suite in 100 Mile, close to amenities, clean, new paint & flooring. $550/mon., DD & Ref. Req. Avail. Nov. 1st. Call 250-395-2439. SPACIOUS 1 bdrm unit in 4-plex in 100 Mile. $700/mon. 250-395-2550.

Professional Services

1971 GMC 1/2 Ton 4X4 383 Stroker, low miles. Many extras, great shape. $16,000. firm Call (250)392-5787

$11,900 obo 250-397-2541

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

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Moving Or Starting A New Business? COMMERCIAL, RETAIL & OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 500-10,000 sq. ft. • Quality Buildings • Good Locations Multiple Zoning • Lots of Parking

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L & A Development Corp. Legal Notices

Legal Notices

FOREST STEWARDSHIP PLAN AMENDMENT BC Timber Sales (BCTS), 100 Mile House, is amending their Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) to include Results & Strategies to enable harvesting of heavily attacked Pine, Spruce & Fir Stands for purposes of salvage harvesting within the 100 Mile House Forest District. BCTS invites the public and interested stakeholders to view and provide written comment on the draft Forest Stewardship Plan Amendment # 4. The draft Forest Stewardship Plan Amendment will be available for review and comment during office hours until December 11, 2013 at the BCTS Office located at 300 South Cariboo Highway, 100 Mile House. To arrange to view this plan please contact W. Warden at 250 395-7846. Written comments are requested by December 11, 2013. Comments can be sent to: BCTS, 300 South Cariboo Highway, 100 Mile House, V0K 2E0. Fax: 395-7810; or via email: W. Warden < > _____________________________________________________________ If you have any questions about this Amendment please contact Bill Warden at 250-395-7846 or _____________________________________________________________

Every community has one or more – people who make life better for their communities by applying their hard work, skills and talents to areas, such as arts and culture, sports and recreation, multiculturalism, environment, health care, education, civic duty, business innovation, community volunteerism, philanthropy and youth or seniors’ leadership. It’s time again to recognize these contributions by submitting a nomination to the prestigious British Columbia Community Achievement Awards. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 15. Information about how to nominate is found at, by calling 604-261-9777 or toll free at 1-866 882-6088. New for 2013 is an online nomination process. Recipients are selected by an independent advisory council of community leaders based on the nominee’s contribution and commitment to the community. Recipients will be honoured at a ceremony held at Government House in Victoria in spring 2014 where they will receive a unique medallion designed by BC First Nations’ artist Robert Davidson.

100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. SERVING THE CARIBOO SINCE 1978.

• Traditional Funeral and Cremation Services • Bronze and Granite Memorials Shane Ian Gunn

Licensed Funeral Director - Owner

Ph: 250-395-3243

Locally Owned & Operated Since 1978 Family owned and operated.

250-395-2219 Chris Nickless



Construction (1997) LTD.

Serving the Cariboo for over 40 years Snow Removal • Road Construction • Culvert & Gravel Sales • Site Preparation • Topsoil Sales • Rental Equipment • Large Fleet of Equipment


Meridian Self Storage

(Formerly Resort Lakes Mini Storage, at HWY. 97 & 24)


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Obituaries FRANSEN

Sheila Agnes Marie Sept. 16, 1944 - Oct. 16, 2013

Sheila died suddenly at her home in Kamloops at the age of 69. She will be remembered as a kind, caring and generous person who endeavored to do something nice for someone every day. Sheila was a special family member, friend and neighbour. Sheila was born in Nelson, B.C., the second eldest child of Fred and Josephine Fransen. After graduating from high school, she attended business college, then briefly worked as a secretary in Calgary. Desiring a more challenging career, she trained at Riverview Hospital to be a psychiatric nurse. She worked at the Tranquille Mental Health Institution until its closure in 1985. Continuously upgrading her qualifications, she obtained her Registered Nurse’s diploma, then eventually her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Her training led her to work as a nurse at hospitals in Kamloops and Victoria, and as a counselor for the Ministry of Children and Families in 100 Mile House. After her retirement, she returned to her small acreage in Kamloops. She was an avid gardener and a wonderful cook. Music brought her great joy, and she learned to play the piano by ear. Her passion for learning encompassed a multitude of topics from astronomy and bird watching to short story writing. She also enjoyed volunteering for the Kamloops Heritage Steam Train as a tour guide and One-to-One Reading Program at Arthur Stevenson Elementary School. Sheila is survived by her brother Thor (Judy) Fransen of Beasley, B.C.; her sisters: Judy (Jack) Cross of Cranbrook, Freda Fransen-Burt of Surrey, and Linnea (Craig) Robinson of Delta and many nieces and nephews, as well as special friends and neighbours. Sheila requested that there be no funeral.


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Goodwill gesture appreciated Carefree Manor knitting group brings comfort to women’s centre

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A knitting group from Carefree Manor in 100 Mile House recently donated colourful hand-crafted blankets to the 100 Mile & District Women’s Centre. Executive director Terri Lewis acceptedthegiftsonOct.22 and called the blankets, 14 in total, “comfort items.” “These beautiful afghans will be very much appreciated. I think it’s a tremendous gesture of goodwill from the ladies at Carefree Manor. “There are a lot of women in need and

these are a really wonderful item to give them when they’re fleeing abuse and have nothing.” Residents started working on the blankets at the beginning of the summer. Carolyn Wilde is the activity co-ordinator at Carefree Manor, a local assisted living facility. “It’s a social group,” Wilde explains. “A lot of them take [the material] to their rooms and knit the squares and then bring them out and they’re so pleased with their accomplishment.” The wool was donated from members of the public. Wilde adds it’s important people see the finished products are going to a good a cause.

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100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre executive director Terri Lewis, back row, third from right, accepted 14 colourful handmade afghans donated by a knitting group at Carefree Manor in 100 Mile House on Oct. 22.

Last year, the knitting group sent mittens to people in Vancouver’s

Downtown Eastside. They plan to donate their next project to can-

cer patients at the 100 Mile District General Hospital.

Rebel Garden Zone put to rest for the rest of the year By Kathy Provost With the coming of fall and the harvest season in hand, we are ending the Rebel Garden Zone Campaign for this year. It has been an informative and interesting year. We start-

ed the campaign off at Seedy Saturday with enthusiasm, encouraging people to grow food. We held a free monthly film series on food-related topics that were interesting and well

attended. With the help of seed companies from several provinces and some local businesses, we were able to provide vegetable seeds to all the elementary school children from Bridge

Lake to Lac la Hache, including the home-schooled children in our area. The cheerful Rebel Garden Zone signs have been proudly

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South Cariboo Community Planning Council members Diana Badke, left, Mary Thomas, Lea Smirfitt, Cheryl Christianson, Kathy Stocks and Noreen Beer gathered for a meeting in 100 Mile House on Oct. 17.

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urvival of the fittest. It’s an old adage and a familiar one. Its meaning, however, is often misapplied and misunderstood. New research, explains Lea Smirfitt, executive co-ordinator of the South Cariboo Community Planning Council (SCCPC), shows it’s not the individual accomplishments or efforts of one person that sustains a community, but the cooperative and cohesive effort of people that propels it forward. The type of community Smirfitt and members of the SCCPC look to promote is one that is healthy, safe and inclusive. “That’s the community I want to live in,” Smirfitt says. “The community works together as a team and that makes a huge difference in how people feel supported.”

The SCCPC, an umbrella organization that includes diverse service providers and organizations, has in one form or another been working towards community-based solutions for nearly 25 years. The original vision for the organization came to be when Smirfitt was going through a personal health crisis years ago. Smirfitt, who has multiple sclerosis, says she had a serious flare up and had to rely on other people to help her through that difficult time and help her gather different kinds of information. “I immediately recognized everything was quite scattered and disjointed. “At the same time, the Canadian Mental Health Association was doing an assessment of how to better support people and said we need to have a collaborative, one stop (resource for community information).”

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In its early beginnings in December 1989, the group was known as the “Community Resource Team.” The SCCPC became a non-profit society in 2007 and today membership is the highest it’s ever been. So are the recipients in the e-mail broadcast and attendance at monthly planning meetings, while the group’s monthly newsletter – “Well on the Way” – is a central resource that raises awareness of community services and training opportunities provided in the South Cariboo. The stated goals of the organization centre around: strengthening relationships and communication between service providers in the area; promoting information about community resources; and advocating for services that promote the health, safety and sense of belonging for people living in the South Cariboo.

In a report updated in 2011, the group acknowledges food security, domestic violence, housing and homelessness and employment as four essential issues to focus on. Membership includes stakeholders from a variety of groups. including social, economic, First Nations, health, culture, education and recreation. “We do our best to bring this model into the different sectors, so we understand each other rather than stand alone.” For secretary Diana Badke, the group was a “godsend” when she reached out to them as a literacy outreach co-ordinator when she was new to the community seven years ago. “We have good representation from really all the service providers,” Badke says, adding another goal is to pool resources and avoid unnecessary duplication with respect

to offering services. “Through a collaborative process we try to identify what needs to be done, who has resources to help and who is in the best position to lead the process and get the job done.” Funding for the SCCPC comes from the Cariboo Regional District, District of 100 Mile House, newsletter sponsors, membership dues and donations in kind. At one time, the group received funding from the Ministry of Children & Family Development, but that stopped in June 2012. Money is tight everywhere at the provincial level and it tends to prioritize funding for direct service providers, Smirfitt explains. “Community development tends to fall between the cracks because we’re not seen as a direct service. The fact that one organization knows what another organization is doing and we prevent people from falling

through the cracks of services, that’s a real hard sell when someone is looking at direct service delivery. “Yet the feedback we get tells us this is essential to the relationships between organizations and service provision.” The SCCPC will be applying for a government gaming grant this year, after applying last year and not receiving one. At a recent meeting in 100 Mile House, group members talked about operating on a “shoestring” budget. “We desperately need to replace what we spent doing what we do,” Badke says. Smirfitt estimates half her work is volunteer. “But, we’ve survived where other organizations haven’t and we’ve never had access to a huge pot of money. I think that speaks to the community saying this is valuable and we’re going to make it work one way or the other.”


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The following Tuesday at 10 a.m., the Book Club will be discussing the story at the home of Leona Hurrell. Contact Leona at 250-397-2586 for any details. Other books coming up this reading season are Away, Two Solitudes, The Inconvenient Indian, February and Life of Pi. You are most welcome to join this group. Contact Sheila Hart at 250-397-2645 for details.

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Dear Canimites The leaves are down. Those of you on top of your chores have them raked. The rest of us are pretending not to see them. With the dark sky of the new moon, the autumn constellations are blazing in the clear Cariboo night, so brightly, in fact, that it is sometimes difficult to pick them out without a good star chart. Overhead and slightly to the north, the vain queen Cassiopeia reclines on her throne, gazing at her husband Cepheus, king of Aethiopia. Cassiopeia is the skewed W, while Cepheus, just to the northwest, looks like an off-kilter square with a leaning peaked roof. To their south, wild Pegasus gallops in his eternal ride through the night. Canim Community Club news It will be an active and interesting winter for Canim Community Club (CCC) members. The Book Club has already been meeting, and crib players are again enjoying the cut and thrust of the game. The card players meet every Tuesday evening at 7:30 in Margo’s

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Terry Wagner and Bev McGregor kibitzed before the start of play on the first evening of crib at Margo’s Cabin.

Cabin. It’s a relaxed group which is inviting anyone else who would like to play to come and join them. Call Margo at 250-397-0016 if you have questions. She had a perfect five-games-win in the first night’s action, fol-

lowed closely by Lynne Baker. The others are revving up their engines and will be coming on strong. Book Club Marianne Van Osch will be speaking to the CCC about her

new book Along the Clearwater Trail, which describes the life of local pioneer Vivian (Toody) Shirran. The talk will be on Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. in Margo’s Cabin. Memberships are available at the door.

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Arts and Crafts Fair in time for holiday shopping Gaven Crites Free Press

A number of vendors from around the area and other British Columbia communities will soon be descending on the 100 Mile Community Hall for the 36th Annual Winter Arts and Crafts Fair to sell a variety of items, goods and wears. The event, a fundraiser for the 100 Mile & District Arts Council, is running an extra day this year – three as opposed to the usual two – from Nov. 8 to 10. Because of ongoing gym renovations at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School, the local arts council decided to use the community hall on Birch Avenue, which is a smaller space, and the number of vendors is down this year from close to 60 to 31. Barb Hooper, 100 Mile &

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A variety of hand crafted items will be for sale at the 36th Annual Winter Arts and Crafts Fair which will take place at the 100 Mile Community Hall Nov. 8 to 10.

District Arts Council vicepresident, says the arts and crafts will nevertheless be of great quality.

“It’s all handmade, all by the people who sell it,” Hooper says, adding it’s a good time to start shopping

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Organizers are making “We should all be creatfinal preparations and are in ing and doing art. Whether the process of booking live it’s music, drama, theatre, entertainment. carving, painting or Original art, fabric work, sewing books, glass art, potwork, or cooking – tery, wood work, something where fabric crafts, jewelry, you feel the creative paper art, fibre art, energies moving clothing, Christmas through you. decorations, choco“Art is imporlates, paintings, tant for your Barb quilting and food mental, emotionHooper products will all be al and physical available at the fair. health, and it makes you feel Admission is $2 and chil- good about yourself. And dren under 12 get in free. it’s fun.” The Winter Arts and The fair goes from 4 to 9 Crafts Fair is known to draw p.m. on Nov. 8; from 10 a.m. approximately 1,000 visitors. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 9.; and The 100 Mile & District from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Arts Council is an umbrella Nov. 10. organization that promotes The idea of the Winter and helps raise money for Arts and Craft Fair is twodifferent arts and cultural fold, explains Hooper. groups in the community. “We make money so we Hooper says anyone can can give it to our member produce art in one form or groups, plus we’re supportanother. ing local artists.”

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Hello all you snowbirds who love to snuggle up near a nice warm fire and read a good book. Here is your chance to grab a lot of interesting reading for those chilly winter months and it’s right out your back door. The ThompsonNicola Bookmobile will be in our area at the South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department (SGLVFD) Fire Hall and at the 70 Mile General Store. “The Bookmobile is a renovated Bluebird bus that was bought in 2001 and given a face lift in 2011. It is 35 feet long and proudly runs on eco-friendly B5 Bio-diesel,” says Jenny Abramzik, head of Outreach Services in Kamloops. The brave souls who run the bus will drive through winter weather every three weeks to give folks those wonderful days of reading and entertainment. They are based out of Kamloops and travel about 25,000 kilometres a year. They are employees of the fifth

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Mike Brown has been driving the Bookmobile for six years and LaVerne Bernie, who has been with the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library system for many years, is filling in until the TNRD can get a second full-time employee on the bus.

largest circulating library in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District system and offer online e-books to download, CDs, DVDs, current video games, and everything from war, adventure, science fiction, mysteries and juvenile reading.

There is a six-week lending timeframe, but the bus arrives every three weeks. If you miss the bus, you can always drop off your books at the Post Office in 70 Mile House. Folks can also dig for more books and

other information at and the Bookmobile will bring in anything you want. You can also e-mail them at bookmobile@, or call toll free at 1-855-552-2665. The Bookmobile is having a contest this month to win a “basket of goodies” for just filling out a form and writing a short note on “how the libraries connect you with your community.” Make sure you pick up a form next time the Bookmobile is at the fire hall or the store in 70 Mile House. The schedule for the rest of the year for SGLVFD is from 10 to


Calendar • There is a Green Lake Snowmobile Club executive meeting on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m., and a general club meeting on Nov. 4 at 7 pm. New members wishing to join are welcome to attend and find out what fun is ahead for the winter months.

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• Loaves and Fishes • Ministry of Children & Families • 100 Mile Food Bank• Canim Lake Band • Health Unit • Schools where needed • Youth Zone • Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre • Canoe Creek Band • Canadian Mental Health Association This program is jointly sponsored by 100 Mile Laundromat

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This is the second session for the free tutor training for anyone who would like to become a volunteer in the ‘Partner Assisted Learning’ or ‘English As A Second Language’ program. This session is Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the 100 Mile Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. beCome a lifelong learner For more information and to register, contact Anita at 250-395-0404 or Melody Newcombe - 250-791-5720 Operations Support Worker Janette Moller - 250-392-8161 Operations Manager Bruce Mack - 250-392-6867 CCPL President

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

Oct. 30 – This is the last day for Wells artist Claire Kujundzic presentation of Forest Light at Parkside Art Gallery, 401 Cedar Ave. in 100 Mile House. It features a selection of canvas trees and other works from her forest-based series. • Oct. 31 – The Seventh Annual Halloween Town is scheduled for the South Cariboo Rec. Centre from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be free public skating during the event and the Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School grad class will be doing its popular Haunted House. The fireworks display starts at 7 p.m. and a big bonfire starts at 7:15 p.m. It's great family fun and a lot of candy will be handed out. • Nov. 2 – The 100 Mile Lions Club Dinner & Auction will be held at the 100 Mile Community Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is at 6:30; and the auction starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at Whimsey Gifts, Money Concepts and any 100 Mile Lions Club member. • Nov. 8-10 – The 100 Mile & District Arts Council is hosting the 36th Annual Winter Arts & Crafts Fair at the 100 Mile Community Hall. Artists, crafts people and artisans will be offering a huge selection of quality handcrafted products. The fair is open Nov. 8, 4-8 p.m.; Nov. 9, 10 am.-8 p.m.; and Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $2 and children under 12 years are free. • Nov. 16 – The Lac la Hache Community Club is hosting a dance to celebrate the completion of the renovations at the Lac la Hache Community Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the dance starts at 7:30. Elvis, (aka Steve Elliott) will be providing the music. Advance tickets are $25 per person and are only available at Sheree’s Shirt Shack, JD’s Styling Salon, The Outlaw, Cariboo Radio, Larry McCrea Law Corporation or by phoning 250-395-3568. No minors allowed. • Nov. 16-Dec. 23 – Parkside Art Gallery, at 401 Cedar Ave. in 100 Mile House, will be holding its annual Christmas Bazaar, so shoppers can get one-of-a-kind gifts. Area artists and artisans will be bringing in more of their creations than usual, and the gallery will be full of Christmas treasures. Parkside is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. • Nov. 29 - The South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Moonlight Madness and it is set to go in downtown 100 Mile House. The festivities start at 5 p.m. with the arrival of Santa Claus during the annual Santa Parade, which will float along Birch Avenue. If people and/or businesses want to put a float in the parade or want to volunteer, they can call Ralph Myhill-Jones at TIMBER MART at 250-395-3835 or e-mail • Nov. 29 – The South Cariboo Health Foundation is hosting its inaugural Starry Nights – seasonal light up of 100 Mile District General Hospital – in the hospital front parking lot at 7 p.m., after the Santa Claus Parade. There will be entertainment and hot chocolate for participants.


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Photographer featured at library INTERLAKES Diana Forster 250 593-2155

Bridge Lake Librarian Brenda Tillyer welcomes photographer Derek Chambers to the library’s community showcase for the month of November. A member of Bridge Lake Photo Group, Derek is the one who operates their website, and encourages people to visit bridgelakepho and view the wealth of excellent photos. A Bridge Lake resident since 2009, Derek moved from the Lower Mainland after living in Kamloops for several decades. Of his display, he says: “It will carry a number of photos of a trip through Central Europe – Amsterdam, Germany and the like – as well as landscape shots taken throughout the Central Interior.” He also has “masses” of wildlife photos taken from his home, as deer, fox, bears and moose “just stroll past the windows.” Scary night Don’t miss the Haunted Hallowe’en Stables at Interlakes Rodeo Grounds on East Sheridan Lake Road, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 31. There’ll be free chili, hotdogs and beverages, as well as goodie bags, and a fabulous fireworks display at 7 p.m. Parents should note that two stalls will incorporate specifically “non-threatening” decorations for the little ones. Tenders submitted The Cariboo Regional District has now taken over five acres of Bridge Lake Fair Association’s 80 acres of Crown land at the intersection of Greenall Road and Highway 24. Eight contractors attended the Oct.10 compulsory site view-

ing for the construction of Interlakes Volunteer Fire Department’s East Hall (#3) on this site, and their tenders had to be submitted by Oct. 22. Snowmobile news Interlakes Snowmobile’s Club’s (ISC) Trails Committee has already cleared the deadfalls and upgraded the signs on all registered trails south of Sheridan Lake, and is ready for the white stuff. At its Oct. 9 annual general meeting, elections saw Marcel Derepentigny returned as president. He is assisted by vice-president Earl Tremayne, secretary Lucille Armstrong, treasurer Marie-Jo Chave, and directors Michelle Probert, Jean-Pierre Chave, Andy Evanisky, Greg Rector and Jim Smith. ISC’s November meeting is “meet-and-greet,” a time for all interested parties to learn more. The meeting is at 6 p.m., Nov. 13, downstairs at Wildmans Family Dining & Lounge, before moving upstairs to the restaurant at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Celebrations Congratulations to Bridge Lake Elementary School students who again won the “Golden Shoe” running award at the schools’ Oct. 4 crosscountry event. Nine big balloons are winging their way to Alice Lanzoni today. Birthday bubbly also goes to Eileen Hackett, Alyce Matthews, Monty Furber, and for Nicole Weston’s 17th. Congratulations to Sharon and Dan Stewart on their 27th wedding anniversary on Nov. 1.

Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers. • Free Interlakes Community Forum, hosted by Interlakes Economic Association, at Interlakes Hall, all day Nov. 2. Doors open at 8 a.m. Reservations are mandatory: e-mail or call 250-593-4777. • Bridge Lake Community School ((BLCS) Book Club meets 1:30 p.m., Nov. 2, to discuss Indian House by Richard Wagamese. Call 250-593-2264 for venue. • Deka VFD doorto-door food drive for Interlakes Christmas Giftboxes, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 3; or leave

your donated goods at the fire hall. • Deka VFD quarterly meeting, postponed from Oct. 20, will follow the Nov. 3 food drive. • Highway 24/ Interlakes Lions meet 6:30 p.m., Nov. 4 at Interlakes Hall. • Deka fire practice: 6:30 p.m., Nov. 5. • BLCS meets 7 p.m., Nov. 6. • Crib, Deka Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8. • Call 250-593-0025 to reserve a $20 table at Nov. 17 Roe Lake Christmas Bazaar. • Get your $10 Nov. 22 dinner auction tickets from Bridge Lake School, Bridge Lake Store or the Country Pedlar.

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In a two-hour drive, the only time I dropped the anchors was when one of Amsterdam’s kazillion cyclists cut in front of me. Keith Morgan

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From roof to wheels Mazda has a fine new ride 2014 Mazda3 Mazda, on a global scale, is a small company, so developing new products is a major undertaking. This is why they shared engineering with the Ford Motor Company for many years but that relationship dissolved in 2010. Instead of modifying existing, co-developed vehicles platforms, engines and transmission, the company took a radical turn in the way they develop new products. I’m sure by now you have seen Mazda’s ads for “Skyactiv Technology”. This is the name for their radical design and manufacturing approach. By engineering vehicles from a blank sheet of paper, Mazda could focus on simplifying the manufacturing process to save money, a crucial part of this small companies survival. This new 2014 Mazda3 is the third vehicle to be built using Mazda’s Skyactiv Technology, behind the Mazda CX-5 SUV and Mazda6 sedan. Looks The platform used to build this all new Mazda3 is a shared chassis with the other two Skyactiv products. They elongate, widen or shorten the platform to suit each vehicle. In this case, it is slightly shorter then the CX-5. In fact, the new Mazda3 is lower, wider and slightly shorter than the last model but the wheelbase has been stretched by 60mm. This pushes the wheels out to the corner of the car, providing a solid stance and improving interior space. Then Mazda went about hand forming the body to produce a style that conveys motion, even standing still. Sold as a sedan or hatchback, the long hood, sweeping lines and powerful stance make a statement in a class that can be rather subdued. Inside The goal for this latest model was to have a dynamic looking interior, fitted with materials and features not typically found in a compact car. The dashboard is covered with, not only a soft material, rather a plush-feeling dash. Then


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there is the dash-mounted communication screen placed in the centre of the dash. This is standard on the middle GS and upper GT trim; the base GX is not so lucky. The driver can touch the screen to access music, navigation and phone settings but once the car is in motion the screen is only adjustable through a rotary dial controller between the front

seats. Mazda places three, easy-to-memories, buttons above the dial for access to the most common functions. On the top GT model there is even a heads-up display that sits right on top of the driver’s instrument cluster, helping to keep the information high enough that it focuses the driver’ s attention on the road. The seats are comfortable and can be fitted with leather on the top model. Even though Mazda lengthened the wheelbase by 60mm, the back seat isn’t long on legroom. Drive By developing the direct injection engines, chassis and transmission at the same time, the Mazda engineers were able to shed weight. The lighter platform and powerful 2.0L 4-cylinder with 155hp is a nice match on the base

and GS trim levels, driving either a 6-speed manual or all-new 6-speed automatic. The top GT is equipped with a 2.5L engine with 184hp but is only available with the automatic. I’m surprised that the manual is not offered with this engine, as driving enthusiast will be attracted to this engine right away. On the road, the steering is very quick and the feedback well above average. The previous Mazda3 was at the top of the class in terms of driving dynamics and this new model takes it to a whole new level. I’m confident in saying that this new model feels like a much more expensive car. Verdict The standard features list is strong, including keyless entry, push button start, Bluetooth and USB connectivity for $15,995. If

you equip the base model with air conditioning and automatic transmission, the price jumps to $18,795. The middle GS trim is the place most Canadians will shop and the range is from $19,695-$22,595 for things like heated seats, leather steering wheel, rain sensing wipers and more. The top GT with the larger engine, 18-inch wheels, xenon headlamps, Bose stereo

and navigation, ranges from $25,855-$$29,855. As you can see, the price can ratchet up rather quickly. The upside is that this is a car that can provide solid, fun to drive transportation, wrapped in a stylish package. Higher-end models feel like a much more expensive car, with qualities not found previously in this class of car. So, the price might be justified. I truly believe that

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Amy Lawson leads an active life

Amy Lawson chose a Dodge Grand Caravan to match her lifestyle. She likes to be outdoors, to play sports, surf, bake and has a thriving social life. Professionally, she was recently promoted to be the Territory Manager for Drydock Footwear Group. Her territory covers British Columbia and Alberta. Being on the road is a sizeable component of her work. When it came time to trade in her Nissan Xtrail – which she loved to pieces – she was torn when deciding what vehicle to purchase. “The Xtrail has been a fabulous car, but I’ve outgrown it and need something that can better accommodate all my equipment,” she says. In the process, she considered SUVs, hatchbacks and crossovers. The Ford Flex, Ford Escape, Honda Pilot, Mitsubishi Outlander were on her list to look at. Amy states, “When I started to research vehicles, the No. 1 thing on my priority list was interior space. I needed lots of it.” She continues, “I didn’t mind if the vehicle wasn’t sexy! I need functional.

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snowboard or surfboard in, too, that would be even better. Price was also a factor for her. “I had a budget to work with, and I needed my payments to be around $500 a month,” Amy mentions. “And since I’d be spending a fair amount of time behind the wheel, I’d need

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She has a towing package, a rear DVD entertainment system (perfect for passing time on ferry rides!), Stow ‘n Go seats, remote keyless entry to the doors and liftgate and more. While she can’t be happier with her purchase, the signing on the dotted line did make her heart beat quite a bit faster. “There’s a lot of anxiety to buying a car. It’s a big purchase and you want to make sure you make the

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Have A Fun-Filled And SAFE Halloween This Thursday, Oct. 31st SAFETY TIPS • Parents or guardians are recommended to accompany their children when they go door-to-door. • Youths should stay together in a group. • Light-coloured clothing is encouraged; however, if dark clothes are worn, it is recommended children and youth have at least one flashlight. • If a child wears a mask over the face, ensure it doesn’t obstruct the vision of the child. • Before children eat their treats, the food should be inspected by a parent or responsible adult. • If a candy wrapper or treat appears suspicious, have an adult check it out. • When going door-to-door, children shouldn’t walk over the owner’s lawn or shrubs, instead use the driveway/sidewalk. • Homeowners should put on exterior lights in the front entrance for the safety of the children. FIRE SAFETY TIPS • Purchase Halloween costumes that are flame resistant. Avoid costumes with long trailing pieces that may easily ignite. When constructing a costume for children, always keep fire safety in mind. • Children should not carry candles as a light source or as part of a costume. Rather, provide your child with a flashlight.

and ROLL method should their clothes catch fire. (Stop immediately, DROP to the ground, and ROLL over and over to extinguish the flames.) • Avoid decorating with candles or torch lights. • Ensure that combustible Halloween decorations such as crepe paper, cornstalks, and dried flowers are kept well away from sources of heat. Keep all exits clear of decorating material. • Purchase and install working smoke alarms and practice home escape plans. Ensure that all children in your home know the locations of all exits. PROTECT YOUR PETS • Keep excitable pets in a quiet room away from the door out of hearing range of the doorbell. • Candy and treats should be kept out of a pet’s reach. Chocolate can cause vomiting, restlessness, heart disturbances and even death. • Taffy apples and suckers may be harmless, but a swallowed stick can easily cause an obstruction or perforate the stomach or bowels. • Dispose of treats that are rotten or of poor quality. If you suspect your pet has eaten chocolate, consult a veterinarian immediately. • Cats have much different eating habits and seldom are poisoned by chocolate.

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I want to save MORE on energy, what can I do? Utility bills high? Air leaks, “phantom” power suckers, which draw energy even when they’re off, and old appliances may be to blame. Read on to learn how to spot and stop some of the biggest energy wasters. Watch the ‘Designs for Living’ in upcoming weeks for more tips. THE PROBLEM: INEFFICIENT FRIDGES. Your fridge never gets a day off. Over time, wear and tear on the door’s rubber gasket, as well as built-up dirt and dust on coils, erode its efficiency and make it more expensive to operate.

Total Living Area: 1547 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Main Level: Classic executive-style home with large side garage separated from living space large entryway. Spacious kitchen, dining room and great room separated by small stairs from master bedroom and ensuite, additional bedrooms and second full bathroom. Garage: Large 21’ x 24’ space can accommodate two vehicles and storage. Special Features: Upscale design, central 7’ x 9’ entry passage with access to front and back of property, and private garage entrance.

HOW TO SPOT IT: Close the refrigerator door on a piece of paper. If you don’t feel resistance when you pull it out, the gasket seal is broken and chilled air is escaping. Mold or moisture on the gasket are other telltale signs. HOW TO STOP IT: Order a new gasket from the fridge manufacturer for $60 to $90, depending on the make and model. Remove the damaged gasket and install the replacement yourself, following the manufacturer’s instructions. While you’re at it, use a long-handled duster to clean the exposed coils located underneath or on the back of the appliance. However, for a fridge more than 20 years old, no amount of maintenance will bring it up to today’s efficiency standards. It’s better to retire it and invest in a new, Energy Star–qualified model. THE PAYOFF: Replacing the gasket and cleaning the coils can improve your fridge’s cooling abilities by 25 percent. Swapping a 1980s fridge for a new, Energy Star one can shave more than $100 per year off your electric bill and nearly $200 annually if you have a 1970s model. ............................................................... THE PROBLEM: DRAFTS FROM HOLES FOR UTILITIES Holes for sewer and water lines, exhaust vents, and cable and

phone lines are typically rough cut and uninsulated, so warmed or cooled air from inside your house escapes and outside air seeps in. HOW TO SPOT IT: Use a handheld infrared thermal leak detector, which are available to purchase for around $50. Pass the device over the solid wall near the hole, then the hole itself. If you see a significant difference in temperature, you’ve got an air leak. HOW TO STOP IT: Fill minor gaps of less than ¼inch with silicone caulk. For larger voids up to 1 inch wide, use expanding polyurethane foam insulation. The long applicator straw on cans of spray-foam sealants, such as Great Stuff, are particularly handy for accessing hard-to-reach areas inside sink vanities and behind heavy washers and dryers. Safety tip: If you are dealing with a gap that is near a heat-producing device like a fireplace, make sure you’re using products approved for high temperatures. THE PAYOFF: Prevent 17 percent of treated air from escaping your home by sealing gaps around exterior penetrations.

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EXPERTS Learn more from those who have the answers! Judy Simkins Franchise President

Q: Am I restricted to only investing

my TFSA in a high interest saving account?

A: No. TFSAs are highly flexible when it comes to the investments you can choose. The rules for qualified securities are the same as those applied to RRSPs. Almost anything is allowed; GICs, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, gold, and cash. As in any investment choice, you must consider how long you are planning to leave the funds invested and your tolerance for risk.

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A: In a word, the answer is “yes.” If you rent both your home and the premises where you carry on your business, you should definitely keep in mind that you will almost always have more rights as a residential tenant than as the tenant of a business property. You might ask why. The answer can be found in the Residential Tenancy Act. To be more accurate, you might also say that, over the past 40 years, various governments have decided that people should have clearly defined rights as tenants of the place they live. In British Columbia, residential tenants have a great many rights but commercial tenants usually have relatively few. In a commercial tenancy, the tenant’s rights can be summed up as “buyer beware.” In general, the written lease of commercial premises contains most of the rules that govern the tenancy. If the lease is one-sided in favour of the landlord, the “rules” found in that one-sided lease will apply. Is it possible for the tenant of commercial premises to have a lease which protects him or her? The answer depends on the marketplace. If there are a lot of empty business premises, then a prospective tenant may have some bargaining power – and should seek legal advice before signing a lease. If there isn’t much space available, then landlords may just hand the prospective tenant a lease and say “Take it or leave it.” To sum it up, in British Columbia there is a world of difference between a residential tenancy and a commercial tenancy. Article written by Centennial Law Corp. (Douglas E. Dent)

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Q: Travelling with your vehicle outside of Canada and USA? A: ICBC insurance coverage applies in Canada and the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, and on a vessel travelling between ports in Canada and the U.S. Insureds travelling outside these territorial limits need to arrange for insurance locally in the country they are travelling to. For example, tourists going to Mexico need to arrange for a Mexican vehicle insurance to cover their stay there. When a vehicle is operated in Mexico, for example, Mexican insurance coverage must be purchased, although the B.C. licence plates are valid in Mexico. Advise your client to check with local authorities for insurance requirements. In this situation, the insured may be eligible for a refund of the premium for the time that the vehicle is operated outside Canada and the U.S. To be eligible for an out of jurisdiction refund the vehicle must be out of jurisdiction for a minimum of 30 continuous days. Please call us for more details prior to leaving on your holiday.

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This is probably one of the most commonly asked questions and my standard answer is “it probably can’t hurt!”. I personally feel that you need to find a treatment that works for YOU. There are many service providers who offer different risks or benefits, the most important thing is finding a practitioner that listens to you and to whom you can relate. Chiropractic treatments can help with a variety of health issues including back/neck/shoulder pain and headaches most commonly. Other conditions such as pregnancy, sore feet and vertigo are examples of less commonly known problems you can take to your Chiropractor. I LOVE my job because every day I take people’s pain away and NOTHING is more rewarding than that !! Book your consultation today.

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However, there are currently some threats that can damage the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), the operating system (avoiding its normal running) or completely delete the information stored in the hard drive. Though these actions may make the computer work improperly, they cannot cause an irreparable physical damage. Lastly, bear in mind that although at the moment there are no viruses that may cause damage to the hardware, it does not imply that in the future a threat of such characteristics could not be developed. Computer Sales: Custom Desktop PCs; Notebooks; Netbooks; Upgrades; Gaming Systems

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The 70 Mile House Volunteer Fire Association held an appreciation dinner for firefighters and volunteers on Oct. 19 at the 70 Mile Community Hall. Around 25 people attended and were treated to a meal of roast pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables and dessert. Fire chief Mike Huber and past chief Derrick Edwards thanked everyone for their efforts in keeping the community safe. Thanks also went out to Darlene Edwards, Gail Moseley and Miriam Livingston for preparing the food. Poker tournament The next poker tournament will be held Nov. 9 at the 70 Mile Community Hall. Doors open at noon and play starts at 1 p.m.

For more information or to reserve a spot, call Vic at 250-456-2321. The tournament held Sept. 14 drew 15 players and the winners were: first, Doug Johnston; second, Dave MacDonald; third, Lindsay Moore; and fourth, Steve Thomson. The tournament held Oct. 12 drew 12 players and the winners were: first, Mike Huber; second, Elaine Pattie; third, Betty Westerager; and fourth, Ray Olsen. Important meeting A group of citizens from the 70 Mile House area are calling a meeting to form a 70 Mile House and Area Community Fund Society. The society will carry on the work of providing incentive awards to local citizens. A short meeting to form this society is called for Nov. 2 at the 70 Mile Access Centre (SMAC) meeting room, starting at 11 a.m. Anyone from the 70 Mile House area is welcome to attend. This meeting will provide an opportunity to support the people who have drafted a society constitution and bylaws.

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Bingo slated The next bingo will be held Nov. 14 at SMAC. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and play starts at 6:30. SMAC news The thrift store may continue to hold its bag sales in November. There will be a general meeting on Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at the centre. 70MHVFD news The next fire practice will be held on Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the fire hall on Willow Road.

The fire department is looking for new firefighters and volunteers for other projects. If you are interested, call Mike Huber at 250-456-6050 or Derrick Edwards at 250-456-2314. Bookmobile The ThompsonNicola bookmobile will be in the area on Nov. 14. It will be at the South Green Lake Fire Hall from 10 to 11 a.m., and at the 70 Mile General Store from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Forest Grove curlers ready to get back on the ice

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Tupperware and re-gifted items – you name it, it was there. Delicious snacks will be offered throughout the evening. Friday night is an unusual time for a craft sale, but it was thought that folks could drop in on their way home from work and get some Christmas shopping done. It would also be handy for the men in the community to get their Christmas shopping done when the shops come to them. If you are interested in renting a table, call Darlene Tindale at 250397-0019.

Hurry hard All the Forest Grove curlers are chomping at the bit to get back to curling. Five long years have passed since the ice plant at the Forest Grove curling rink broke down leaving some 36 curlers to go to other areas to curl. In the spring of 2012, the Forest Grove ‘94 Lions took on the challenge of getting the rink up and running again and the quote for a new ice plant was $120,000, which a prohibitive amount for a small community. From the summer of 2012 to the spring of 2013, a number of grants were applied for

and the funds were successfully raised. The search was on for someone to do the repairs and a contract was finally awarded to Fraser Valley Refrigeration. With a promised delivery date on Nov. 8, it’s hoped Forest Grove residents will be back on the ice by Nov. 15. Through the remainder of this year there will be open houses, try-out nights and other open activities in an effort to get the word out that curling is back in the Grove and bring folks back into the rink. If you’ve always wanted to give curling a try, here’s your chance. Once teams are formed

you will be able to come in for practice or play on a drop in basis. League play will begin in the new year for a half season and there will be men’s teams, ladies teams and mixed teams. Forest Grove ‘94 Lions president Chris Cummings says they are hoping to form a junior curling league in order to get the local students involved. With winter fast approaching it will be nice to have another winter activity to look forward to. Support from the community is needed so make sure you come out and give curling a try.


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Record” on the Interior Roads website ( under the “Feedback” tab. Doing so sends your concerns directly to all responsible levels in the company, from the foreman to the managers. COPS The Canim COPS group met recently. Patrols of the area are made regularly, but at different times of day and night. The group is repairing a “speed board,” which you may see in use in the future

at strategic points in the area. COPS captain Margo Wagner said the community was very responsive to the recent request for donations that was mailed to residents. A total of $1,585 was received, with several very large contributions. The group sends a sincere thank-you for this support and encouragement. People news Marion Kellett is finding Carefree Manor a bit more to her liking, with its good food, ser-

vices and activities. But when asked how she is doing, the answer is invariably, “I’d rather be home.” Several women in the community make a point

of visiting and taking her out to the monthly Ladies Luncheons. That’s all for now. Until next time, here’s wishing you all many blessings.

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