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Celebrating Oktoberfest Adolf Kokoshke manhandles a large stein as he takes part in Clearwater Rotary Club's Oktoberfest at the ski lodge on Saturday evening. More than 70 people turned up for a dinner of bratwurst, sauerkraut and bread, dancing, costumes, contests and, of course, beer.

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Sawmills closing in pine beetle aftermath By Tom Fletcher, Black Press

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Sawmills in Quesnel and Houston are to be closed next year as their owners trade timber cutting rights to maintain competing operations in the two B.C. Interior communities affected by mountain pine beetle infestation. Canfor Corp. announced it will close its Quesnel mill in March 2014, transferring its forest licence for the region to West Fraser to supply logs to its recently rebuilt Quesnel mill. West Fraser announced it will close its Houston mill next year, trading part of its cutting rights to Canfor to supply its Houston operation. West Fraser CEO Ted Seraphim said in a statement its Houston closure will affect 225 employees. The company plans "major rebuilds" of its sawmills in 100 Mile House and Smithers, and is proceeding with a bioenergy projects at its Fraser Lake and Chetwynd operations. "Our first priority is to explore opportunities to transition Houston employees to one of our other operations, and we will provide




assistance in finding new employment," Seraphim said. Canfor CEO Don Kayne said the 209 employees at its Quesnel mill will be offered positions elsewhere in the company. "The additional fibre we have been able to secure in the exchange agreement with West Fraser enhances the fibre requirements for our Houston facility," Kayne said. Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad, who chaired a review of Interior timber supplies in the wake of last year's explosion and fire at Babine Forest Products in Burns Lake, said he expected the decision to reduce mill capacity in the Quesnel region. "The surprise is the closure of the Houston mill, from my perspective," Rustad said.

"I think West Fraser has always been looking at how they want to move the wood between the three mills, but when we looked at the opportunities in the Houston area on the timber supply component, there was a significant amount of wood in that area, and our hope was it would continue to support two mills." Rustad said the decision last December to provide timber for Oregonbased Hampton Affiliates to rebuild its Burns Lake sawmill "had only very minimal impact" on supply for the other mills in the region. Forests Minister Steve Thomson was scheduled to return Friday from a lumber trade mission in Japan and China, along with industry executives from across the province.

Canfor announced recently that its Quesnel sawmill will close next March. The 209 employees there are to be given priority for jobs at other Canfor operations, including Canfor-Vavenby. Quesnel-Cariboo Observer photo




Thursday, October 31, 2013 Clearwater Times

Avola achieves concord over schoolhouse renovations Keith McNeill A dispute involving renovations to Avola's log schoolhouse appears to be over. Both sides seem to be claiming victory, or at least saying they are not dissatisfied with the result. A meeting held Oct. 22 by the Thompson Headwaters services committee in the schoolhouse unanimously accepted

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recommendations from services coordinator Sherri Madden regarding proposed renovations to the building's interior. The recommendations were developed from a survey conducted as part of an open house held Oct. 8 to get public input. The recommendations would keep the school's chalkboards. There would be no whiteboards installed, but there would be a pull-down white screen to project slides or videos on. Changes would include new

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Major item of contention was the proposed use of walnut shell blasting to clean the logs. As it turned out, only a small amount was used. Opponents saw this as being the result of their protests. Supporters felt the contractor would not have used the walnut shell in any event after a trial showed it was not appropriate. One non-controversial item in the exterior renovations was construction of a wheelchair ramp on the west wall of the building. This was recently completed.

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bookshelves, storage and cabinetry. The renovations would also allow for the replacement of some features such as flooring and bathroom fixtures that are required for ease of maintenance or cleaning. The accord showed over the proposed renovations to the log schoolhouse's interior was in contrast to the discord evident during renovations to the building's exterior this summer. The controversy even resulted in a protest demonstration by a number of Avola residents.

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Keith McNeill The recently installed roundabout on Highway 5 in Clearwater will be something new but staff at Argo Road Maintenance don't anticipate any major difficulties in keeping it clear of snow. That was the word from Dale Schneider, Argo operations manager, during a winter awareness meeting held recently at the company's maintenance yard in Clearwater. The meeting is held every year as winter approaches to improve communication and planning among the

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areas that are outside the municipal boundaries. In return, Argo will take care of Dunn Lake Road south of the North Thompson River. “I expect in the first year there will be some confusion. I ask the public to be patient,” Schneider said. First priority continues to be Highway 5, followed by the school bus routes. If there is no school, the school bus routes revert to the priority of regular roads. “Our headache is starting,” said Cpl. Bart Doerr of Clearwater RCMP's traffic services. He noted that police will not respond to minor accidents if no injuries are involved and no vehicle is blocking the road. “We have some very experienced road maintenance people on staff. I am confident in their abilities,” said Doug Borrow. His company, Borrow Enterprises, recently won the contract to maintain the roads within District of Clearwater's boundaries. Two trucks and a grader will be dedicated to working within town, he said, plus there are several other pieces of equipment available as backup. District of “When you need us, we’re close by” Clearwater is workWhen a death occurs, I’m here to help you, every step of the way. 24 hours ing to obtain land a day, every day. to locate a weather If you have made pre-arrangements elsewhere and would like to discuss station on, said chief having your local funeral home take care of you, please feel free to call. administrative offiNORTH THOMPSON cer Leslie Groulx. FUNERAL SERVICES NavCanada already 73 Taren Drive, operates several weathClearwater, BC, V0E 1N2 er cams from the roof of the Sportsplex. Call Drake at 250-674-3030 Drake Smith, MSW

different agencies involved in highway maintenance and safety. Organizations represented this year included RCMP, District of Clearwater, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC Parks, On Call Towing, and Lakes District Maintenance from Blue River. One significant change for Argo in the North Thompson Valley is the three new municipalities of Clearwater, Barriere and Sun Peaks taking over road maintenance, said Schneider. Even though District of Clearwater took over maintenance of the roads within its boundaries (other than Highway 5 and the road to Wells Gray Park) this year, the local Argo winter crew and equipment will remain as it was, the operations manager said. There is a reciprocal agreement with the District that will see the municipal contractor, Borrow Enterprises, snowplow isolated roads in the Candle Creek and Sunshine Valley

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Seniors field trips a huge success Jessica Blewett

very firm in its commitment to ensuring the new space is mobility friendly and receiving input from the assessments has proven invaluable. “As the district moves forward in creating a new community space it is critical that we listen to the suggestions and needs of our seniors. Being truly “mobility friendly” means more than meeting the standards of the building code. In fact, the code should be considered the floor and not the ceiling. Simply, we must do more to ensure mobility for all of our citizens.  We intend to be a leader in implementing real solutions to create an Age Friendly Community.  We hope that everyone will consider the needs of their fellow residents and make our community better for all,” said councillor Barry Banford. The community field trips done since this practice trip have been overwhelmingly positive. The participants provided a great deal of useful information on mobility in Clearwater, the volunteers ensured all the participants were safe and diligently recorded the barriers and supports uncovered, the business and service managers welcomed us into their spaces, and CSS student Patrick Roach sacrificed his mornings for three weeks to capture the excitement of these trips on film; his ample knowledge of technology, creative eye for filming and endless patience was greatly appreciated during these trips. The ‘Front Door to Grocery Store’ team would like to thank everyone who has been involved to date; this project would not be such a success without assistance from all of the dedicated volunteers. Now that the first round of field trips is complete, the information gathered will be transferred into a workshop where barriers and supports will be reviewed, priorities will be determined, and solutions will be generated. The workshop will be open to all community members and will take place on Jan. 17 (location to be announced). Business owners, services providers, club members and any interested members of the general public are encouraged to attend these workshops. For more information about this opportunity, feel free to contact Shelley at 674-1968 or, or Jessica at 674-1946 or

In the past couple of months you may have seen groups of seniors, older adults, and volunteers roaming the streets of Clearwater followed by Clearwater Secondary School film student Patrick Roach. No, this wasn’t the start of a new Clearwater — based reality television show on the secret lives of seniors; it’s actually a rather progressive research method called field assessments or field trips where researchers get to see firsthand the kinds of assistance received and challenges faced by seniors and older adults in Clearwater today. The field trips are part of a communitybased research and planning project called ‘From Front Door to Grocery Store: Getting Seniors Where They Want To Be’. This Jessica Blewett collaborative project, made up of many community groups, the District of Clearwater, and the Community Development Institute (UNBC), explores seniors mobility needs, challenges, and supports in Clearwater. The field trips began in late August. The District decided to take the lead on these trips by volunteering their future premises as the site of a practice assessment on Aug. 23. “It is integral that we address issues like mobility and accessibility with the shift we are experiencing towards an aging population in Clearwater. We jumped at this opportunity to get the ball rolling on the field assessments, to be able to show our community how important it is to participate in these activities. We anticipant the ability to implement quick wins as we go along,” said District CAO Leslie Groulx. During this trip a group of District employees, researchers and volunteers journeyed through Dutch Lake Elementary School while exploring mobility alongside an individual with a visual impairment. For some volunteers, this was their first encounter with mobility challenges and they were surThe prised at what they discovered. Fourteenyear-old Meagan Sim Motel and Café volunteered to film 4462 Yellowhead Hwy • 250-677-4477 the outing, and for her the experience was We have a generator so we nothing short of eyeare never opening. without “I didn’t know how much I take for power!! granted. It was really interesting hearing how much difficulty someone could have with a doorway or with stairs, things I don’t even think about,” Sim said. The trip was also a great learning experience for District employees who were discussing the renovations to their future All day breakfast |Down home cooking accessible office space and community cenNightly Dinner specials tre – a centre that Hunters, Sledders, sports teams and work crews welcome, will include a senior’s drop-in space. group rates available. Open daily 7am to 8pm Council has been


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Giving the first poppy (L-r) Clearwater-Vavenby Legion Branch 259 past-president Harry James and president Hethar McIntosh present the first poppy of the year to District of Clearwater acting-mayor Shelley Sim and chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx last week. Each year poppies are given first to the governor-general of Canada, then to the provincial lieutenant-governors, to municipal leaders, and finally to the general public. The poppies are by donation and are not for sale, the Legion representatives emphasize. Money raised goes to help veterans and their families. Photo by Keith McNeill


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Winter is on its way! Be prepared!  Use four matched winter tires. They provide better stopping power and traction in cold weather and snow. Check for wear before mounting, check tire pressure every few weeks. 

Be sure to safely stow the following items: Windshield scraper and snow brush, Extra windshield washer fluid, Flares and matches or lighter, Tire chains and gloves, First aid kit Shovel and traction mat, sand or kitty litter, Flashlight and extra batteries, Battery jumper cables, Spare tire, wheel wrench and jack, Extra clothing and footwear, Blanket or sleeping bag, Candles, High energy food, Empty can for melting snow, Tow rope.

Road Maintenance Contacts The District will be providing road maintenance services in conjunction with Borrow Enterprises Ltd. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will remain responsible for the Yellowhead Highway #5 and Clearwater Valley Road and will be maintained by Argo Road Maintenance Ltd. Based on the service area you are calling for reference the following numbers: District of Clearwater Municipal Roads – Borrow Enterprises Ltd. -


Yellowhead Highway #5 or Clearwater Valley Road – Argo Road Maintenance – 1.800.661.2025 Dunn Lake Road falls under the District of Clearwater’s jurisdiction and responsibility but snow and ice control will be proved by Argo Road Maintenance Ltd. Thompson-Nicola Regional District Launches Web-portal The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has launched a new regional investment attraction website, “Invest, Thompson-Nicola BC.” This website ( features an interactive map identifying key major projects and investment opportunities throughout the region, including specific details about each project. In addition, the website includes comprehensive profiles of regional communities and rural areas to showcase the Thompson-Nicola Regional District as a preferred place to invest. The website Are you interested in being a “Snow Angel”? Take up the challenge and watch out for your neighbours who may need help clearing their driveway after a snow event his upcoming winter season. Roundabout Etiquette Check out the District website at and the District Facebook for Driving and Walking tips in the Roundabout. There is now an aerial view of the roundabout on the website as well. Upcoming Events October 31st – Halloween Fireworks at the Gravel Pit November 15 – Ribbon cutting for Roundabout November 15 – Ribbon cutting of Sportsplex Dressing Rooms November 16 – Sugar & Spice on Ice – Girls Jamboree November 5-December 10 – Community Volleyball – 7:30-9:00pm – $2.00 drop in – CSS Gym Upcoming Meetings of Council November 5th, 2013 - Economic Development/Finance & Audit Committee meeting – 5:00pm November 5th, 2013 – Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm November 19th, 2013 – Parks and Recreation/Infrastructure Committee meeting – 5:00pm November 19th, 2013 – Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm

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“I cannot afford to waste my time making money.” - Jean Louis Agassiz, zoologist and geologist editorial by keith mcNeill

Basic income grant would have BIG impact

Conservatives are not cutting health care: Cathy McLeod Editor, The Times:

There has been a great deal of misinformation circulating recently regarding the future of health care funding. It is time to set the record straight. Our Government respects the Canada Health Act, and is committed to our publicly funded, universally accessible health care system. There will not be cuts to health care as there were under the Liberals in the 1990s. The Canada Health Transfer (CHT) has been set to increase by six per cent a year to support provincial

health care budgets. In comparison, this year the BC health care budget will be increasing by 2.6 per cent In 2006-07, when our Government first took office, the CHT was $20.1 billion dollars, it is now set to reach a record high of $30.3 billion in 2013-14 and in the future no province or territory will receive less than its 2013-14 CHT cash allocation in future years. Under our Government the CHT is expected to reach at least $38 billion in 2018-19 – this is in no way a funding cut.

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Starting in 2017-18, total CHT cash will grow in line with a three-year moving average of nominal Gross Domestic Product, with funding guaranteed to increase by at least three per cent per year — again, not a funding cut. We will continue to provide comparable treatment for all Canadians, regardless of where they live. The CHT will ensure funding remains predictable in the long-term, and supports the principles of the Canada Health Act which are: universality; comprehensiveness; portability; accessibility; and, public administration. We are committed to helping Canadians stay healthy, making the health care system more accessible and effective, and ensuring that all Canadians can access the care they need.

Cathy McLeod, MP Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo

Last week’s editorial argued that a carbon tax, especially a global carbon tax, would be a good thing for the world. But what would be the best way to use the money collected? Climate scientist James Hansen has suggested there should be a global carbon tax with the proceeds distributed to everyone – in other words, give everyone a social dividend or a basic income grant (BIG). This is a serious amount of money we're talking about. A global carbon tax similar to British Columbia’s at $30 per tonne of carbon dioxide would generate about $600 billion per year. Assuming there are 5 billion adults (aged 18 and over) in the world, such a tax would result in a social dividend of about $120 per person per year – effectively doubling the annual income of hundreds of millions of people. Recently, your editor has been reading “Basic Income Worldwide: Horizons of Reform”, edited by Matthew C. Murray and Carole Pateman. One chapter discusses a trial basic income grant (BIG) of N$100 per month (about $10 Canadian) given out to all 930 residents under age 60 of Otjivero, a small village in Namibia, in 2008 and 2009. Namibia has the highest measured income disparity in the world – there are a few who are very wealthy, and a great many who are extremely poor, and Otjivero is one of the poorest villages. The results of the trial were striking. The unemployment rate dropped from 60 per cent

to 40 per cent. Many people started their own businesses as the BIG provided start-up capital and created demand. Average income per capita went, in one year, from N$118 to N$152. The percentage of malnourished children went from 42 per cent to 17 per cent in six months, and to effectively zero in one year. The drop-out rate at the school went from 30 – 40 per cent to five per cent within six months and to zero at the end of the first year. Better nutrition for the students meant a turnaround in behavior and performance. The number of children in pre-school went from 13 to 52. The overall crime rate went down by 36.5 per cent. People enlarged their shanties from an average of 2.6 rooms (baseline) to 3.3 after one year. One-fifth indicated they had improved their roofs. These people were still very poor at the end of the trial, but the data indicates that they were also much better off than they would have been otherwise. Distributing the money raised by a global carbon tax as a social dividend to all the people of the world would create an enormous market for small-scale, alternative energy technologies. It would be relatively simple to administer and cheating would be difficult. It would do a great deal to lessen world income disparities. And it would help compensate those whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by the risk of climate change.

Comparing the Spanish Armada and the collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh Editor, The Times:

I often pondered the whys and wherefores of history. For instance, when Phillip II was told by his top admiral (Medina Sidonia) that his Spanish Armada was totally inadequate (in fact a disaster just waiting for a place to happen), why did he persist with sending these doomed ships to their fate? Phillip was not a stupid individual. In fact, he was very much a 'Renaissance Man' who promoted learning and knowledge, albeit with a strong authoritarian streak. Plus, of course, with Catholicism in a monopoly position. However most historians agree that despite setbacks like the Spanish Armada, Phillip's reign was a

plus for the Spanish Empire. So let's jump ahead to the 21st century. When the collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh happened, several huge corporations were 'caught with their pants down.' Among them was Loblaws, who had been using sweat shop labour to produce the goods. The 17-hour days, fire the pregnant women, treat the workers like throw away garbage was all part of Loblaws corporate plan. After some very muted mea culpa it appears that Loblaws has gone back to its old ways. In this country Loblaws (and Ikea for that matter) are demanding further concessions from their unionized workers for their next contract. Let's see here. There have

been the Occupy movement and, in a lesser way, Idle No More. There have just been a series of million person marches south of the border — low paid service workers demanding unionization and better wages. Doesn't the corporate world realize that the writing is on the wall for this race-to-thebottom, so-called free market capitalism that has proven such a disaster? Phillip II could invoke a higher power, “I have dedicated this enterprise to God, get on with it.” But what is Loblaws' excuse? We'd all like to hear it.

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Clearwater Times Thursday, October 31, 2013 A5

Question of the Week


Do you plan to attend Clearwater Fire Department's fireworks display on Halloween?

Andy Adams:

No, I'm never home. I'm usually out of town.

Colleen Hanson:

Yes, I haven't been yet. We came to Clearwater two years ago from Fort Nelson.

Phyllis Bucknell:

Stacey Quigley (with Winter)

No, I'm too old for that.

No, we don't celebrate Halloween.

Concerned Avola residents see schoolhouse victory interior. Again, residents found the THSC proposals unacceptable. Throughout the summer months, alternative suggestions were sent to the committee members, the Area B director and the services coordinator. An official THSC survey and open house in the Avola schoolhouse on Oct. 8 gave Avola residents a voice regarding the interior renovations and at the TNRD Area B business meeting on Oct. 22, the majority message of the residents was heard. The concerned residents of Avola would like to thank the experts they contacted who offered facts, resources, education, strategies and encouragement through these five months: Anna Lord (communication specialist), Kathy Paulos (Ashcroft Museum), Don Pierce and Bob Hampton (Hat Creek Ranch), Melody Formanski (Kamloops

Stevens, Cheryl Thomas, Lloyd In addition, former students, Heritage Society), Ric Goodacre Strickland, Jean Nelson, Jane teachers, school board members (executive director, Heritage Olson, Muriel (Polson) Dunford and residents of Avola were very BC), Eric Pattison (architect), and the Avola Book Club. helpful with their recollection of Don Luxton (heritage consulThank you to Kamloops Daily the value of the Avola log school: tant), James Walford (Revelstoke News and Clearwater Times for Royce and Nancy (Holt) Gibson, Heritage Society), Randy Manuel covering this story. Evelyn (Craig) McKay, Bob and (Okanagan Heritage), Steven Colleen (Herns) Jensen, Doris Schneider (Kramer Industries), Eleanor Deckert Richard Deckert (industry special- (Jensen) Scarff, James Walford, Avola, B.C. ist), Shannon de Delley (Absolute Rebecca (West) Beaton, Annabelle Power and Controls), Dave Deckert (construcHOME HARDWARE IS A CANADIAN OWNED COMPANY tion), and Sal Kahn (Ocean Restoration). Valuable research materials include: "Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada", "The One-Room School in Canada (Jean Cochrane), "The Rural School Problem in British CABINET & SILK Columbia in the 1920s" 1858-635/699/706 FURNITURE (Paul Stortz,University of Reg. $48.99 1880-434/436/438/440 $41.97 Calgary). Reg. $49.99

Canfor announces Quesnel closure Editor, The Times:

After 18 months of searching for a different solution, Canfor announced today (Oct. 24) that we will be permanently closing our sawmill in Quesnel, B.C. in March 2014. This closure impacts 209 Canfor employees who have persevered through the U.S. economic slowdown and pine beetle epidemic, and kept the mill profitable. It is an extremely challenging time for

our organization, our Quesnel employees and their families, and for the community itself. Our Quesnel facility has been one of the key mills behind the success of our China market program, and we deeply regret that this closure decision is necessary. It was through the dedicated effort of our employees in Quesnel that Canfor was able to produce lumber from


some of the most heavily mountain pine beetle-impacted fibre in British Columbia, and ship 100 per cent of it to China. We

are extremely proud of what was achieved here, and are saddened to see it come to an end. Continued on page A7


A unanimous vote in Avola by the Thompson Headwaters services committee (Area B TNRD) on Oct. 22 will protect the 1939 one-room log schoolhouse's characteristics while interior renovations go ahead. Both chalkboards will be retained, no whiteboard will be installed, and the existing furnishings will not end up in the landfill. The controversy began in June, 2013, when THSC authorized exterior renovations including ground walnut shell pressure treatment and stain of the previously untreated logs. Protesters blocked the driveway. TNRD met with the protesters but decided to go ahead. However, only about two handfuls of the medium was used when photos demonstrated damage had occurred to the logs. Next on the to-do list was the


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The federal government had approved new post offices for Clearwater and Blue River, said M.P. Len Marchand. Clearwater Fire Brigade collected $776 towards the purchase of a new fire truck. Norman Thompson was elected president of Clearwater Ski Club.


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HISTORICAL Perspective


Mary’s Old and New Family General Store burned down. Owner Mary Haynes said the family tried to phone the fire department, but it was out of order. Damage was estimated at $100,000. A Clearwater man was taken into custody over the fire. The province had approved a $150,000



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BACK IN TIME grant towards the Clearwater Recreation Complex, said MLA Gerry Anderson.

held its annual fall fashion show. Models came from Clearwater Yoga Club and Evergreen Acres. Zone chairman for the CNT Lions club presented a special award to Frank Kohlhauser for 100 per cent president during 1977/78. Another award went to past secretary Jake Bergen for 100 per cent secretary and Lion of the Year.



Clearwater Chamber of Commerce wrote a Kamloops newspaper to express full confidence in the local RCMP detachment. The paper had reported that local residents felt the police couldn’t “cut the mustard” after it took a year to find the truck-camper belonging to the murdered Johnson-Bentley family. Lois Moss was 1983 Good Citizen of the Year.



Vi Mayer and Jack Bready shared the honor as Citizens of

the Year. This was believed the first time in the 28 years since the event began that two people received the honor jointly. Birch Island resident Frank Ritcey was preparing to participate in the 360 km Iditabike ultramarathon through the frozen Alaska wilderness.


month trial basis by the end on November, Mobility Club chair Bill Morse reported.


Bill Mattenley was selected as Citizen of the Year for the second time. The 72-year-old had been named 19 years earlier as well. An extension of Clearwater Improvement District’s water system to Sunshine Valley was approved by property owners there. Estimated cost of the project was $650,000. Clearwater River was likely to go to catch-and-release for rainbow trout, biologist Brian Chan told members of the Grizzly Anglers. He blamed over-harvesting for the low numbers. Local seniors and the disabled could have their own transit service on a three


Clearwater’s new Dairy Queen opened its doors. “It’s been a very intense final two weeks,” said owner Doug Borrow. The Flour Meadow Bakery and Café was also open. Area A parks, cemeteries and TV committee chair Marina DeNeef retired after approximately 25 years with the committee and the swim club. A short-list of architects to design a new multi-level hospital for Clearwater had been chosen, said director of nursing Berni Easson.



Clearwater Forest District was to lose 10 positions as a result of province-wide cuts, said district manager Max Tanner. There would be 21 employed at the district after the cuts came into effect, compared to about 46 five years earlier.



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A newly installed web camera at Wire Cache allowed drivers to see up-to-date weather information and road conditions. The camera looked north on Highway 5 about 15 km south of Avola. A semi-trailer pulling an empty 48 foot van slammed into some rocks and ended up in the North Thompson River south of Clearwater. Luckily the rig had a sun roof on its sleeper, and the driver was able to break that out and crawl out onto the roof of the unit.



The Barriere-toMcBride corridor was to be one of two sub-regions that would be the focus of a forest development project called Bridges II. “The project will bring together woodlot licensees and small value wood processors in the Valley to discuss and identify potential business arrangements,” said Warren MacLennan of the Clearwater Woodlot Association. Wells Gray Community Forest gave away $87,000 to local causes. Biggest recipient was CSS, which was to receive $27,000 for new athletic uniforms, upgrades to the robotics program, and improvements to the weight room.

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Canfor will not walk New map highlights small businesses away from its employees Keith McNeill

Continued from A5 Closing a profitable sawmill is very difficult, but there is simply not enough fibre remaining in the Quesnel area to support all of the mills in the community. While we considered every option – including harvesting areas currently constrained for environmental reasons or bringing in wood from longer distances – these would only have delayed the inevitable. Another key part of the decision to close our Quesnel mill was choosing what to do with our tenure rights. It is in the best interests of the community of Quesnel for the tenure to be utilized and not held indefinitely after the closure. We also want this to be the last mountain pine beetle closure we take at Canfor, so we looked for a Quesnel operator who would be willing to exchange tenure in one of our other operating areas, allowing us to safeguard the future of another Canfor mill, in this case Houston. As was also announced today, we have entered into an agreement with West Fraser that allows us to strengthen our fibre position in Houston while they do so in Quesnel. Canfor will not walk away from the Quesnel employees who have given so much to our organization. We have pledged to every member of our Quesnel team that they will be offered a position at another Canfor division. For those that choose to remain in the community, Canfor will work with our regional competitors and other employers to find positions for as many of our employees as possible. Labor demand within Canfor and across the forest sector is high, and we are confident that we will able to place our employees quickly. I recognize that some may question our decision to close this mill, and I want to state very clearly: if there was an option that would allow us to keep a profitable mill in operation, we would have found it. B.C.’s government has taken all possible steps to manage the impacts of the mountain pine beetle epidemic while developing new offshore markets and ensuring a forest policy framework that allows our industry to be globally competitive. That our industry had Chinese customer opportunities to support our companies, workers and communities through the U.S. housing market collapse was largely the result of government policy and market development work of a decade ago.  It is critical that this work continue. While adjusting sawmilling capacity to fibre availability following the mountain pine beetle will be a difficult transition, B.C. will continue to have a strong and vibrant forest sector into the future. Ensuring our sawmilling capacity matches the sustainable supply of fibre is an essential part of safeguarding the future of the industry, and we appreciate the support of government, our communities and our employees as we move forward.

Visitors will have a new aid to help them find their way around Clearwater and area with a business map recently erected on the meridian by Brookfield Mall. “It also has information about Vavenby and Blue River,” said Jeff Lamond, president of Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce. “We have members in both those places and we want to get more.” The location is good because tourists and locals come there to get groceries, he said. There is space left on the map for pictures and advertisements. The reverse side is to be a community bulletin board to promote local events such a the Stargazing Festival held each summer. “What's really exciting is there are 98 businesses and services listed,” said District of Clearwater councillor and acting-mayor Shelley Sim. “This map makes visible what a vibrant community this is.” Right: Local government and Chamber of Commerce representatives check out a new business information map set up near Brookfield Mall on Oct. 21 during Small Business Week. Pictured are (l-r) TNRD services coordinator Sherri Madden, Clearwater councillor Gord Heisterman, Clearwater CAO Leslie Groulx, Clearwater councillor Shelley Sim, Chamber director Goldie Krawec, Owen Lamond, Chamber president Jeff Lamond, and Chamber director Joanne Ovenden. Photo by Keith McNeill

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The club will also be putting on a boTTle Drive November 4th 9am - 4pm, so mark the date!!! For more information Please contact Dani Noble, Club Leader,, text or call 250-674-8591 or find me and our club on Facebook! Members will be around the community selling or feel free to stop them on the street! Thank you in advance for continually supporting our youth! Rodeo Rednecks 4-H Club

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Famous moose of Wells Gray Park, part one: Jerry the Moose becomes BC Parks' mascot Submitted by Clara Ritcey and Ellen Ferguson Of the many hundreds of moose that lived in Wells Gray Park in the 1960s, two were a little more special than the rest – and of those two, one wasn’t a Wells Gray Park moose at all. In the late spring of 1959, Charlie Simpson, a rancher in the Burns Lake area, found a baby moose wandering along the railway tracks. The cow moose had fallen victim to the train.  Charlie took the tiny calf home to his wife Doris, who called him Jerry and raised him on cow’s milk from a bottle. In spite of his inauspicious start in life, Jerry grew quickly and that winter he ate hay beside the ranch cattle. By the following spring he had taken to foraging for twigs and shoots in a nearby swamp, with occasional visits to his old home for company and treats. At this time, Ralph Ritcey, a Game Branch biologist, was doing research work on moose in Wells Gray Park. Although he had been live-trapping wild moose for the past 10 years, they weren’t particularly cooperative for longterm studies. Fay Hartman, who was working with Ritcey, told him about a yearling moose that had been raised by his friends at Burns Lake. With another co-worker, Herb Green, and a one-ton truck equipped with stock racks, Ritcey headed north. Jerry, not realizing that

he was about to become famous, was nowhere to be seen. Ritcey, Green, and Simpson walked out in the hay field, calling, “Jerry, Jerry.” The young moose, hearing what he was sure was a call of, “Dinner! Come and get it!” raced toward the men. Having just spent a winter tagging wild moose and dodging angry hooves, Green was not about to stand there and be trampled. He snatched up a large pole from the ground and, when Jerry got close, smacked him over the head. His enthusiasm somewhat dampened, Jerry was then enticed into the truck with handfuls of fresh leaves and hay. With their unusual passenger, Ritcey and Green headed back to Wells Gray Park and the Hemp Creek Ranger Station, where a large corral would be Jerry’s new home. Jerry’s diet consisted of bundles of fresh twigs and leaves, supplemented with a special grain mix that had been perfected by biology staff at the University of Alaska.  The bundles of twigs were weighed before being placed in the pen, then any remaining brush was raked up and weighed, to determine exactly how much Jerry had eaten. He had access to all the fresh water he wanted.  It was noted that Jerry would kneel to eat the grain from his feeding pan, the way moose in the wild kneel to reach short brush and grasses. In 1961, Charlie Simpson came to Wells Gray to check on his moose. Jerry appeared to

The original Jerry the Moose feeds on twigs in a corral during his first summer in Upper Clearwater in 1961. He came from near Burns Lake after his mother was killed by a train. Photo submitted

recognize him, making funny little noises as he ran to meet Simpson. Simpson brought Jerry a head of cabbage as a treat, which Jerry ate with great relish. The study ended in 1962. Jerry went to the Calgary Zoo where he lived for many years, and where he appeared to enjoy the many visitors who came take photos. A number of years later, at a meeting of BC Parks managers, the topic of a suitable BC Parks mascot arose. Herb Green suggested Jerry the Moose – and then related the story of his first meeting with Jerry. His wonder-

fully graphic story-telling ensured that Jerry the Moose is now world famous as the mascot of BC Parks. Not content with the information gleaned from studying an adult moose, Ritcey was agreeable to a suggestion from Game Branch management that he raise a moose calf, as keeping a record of its food intake and weight

gain would be of great value to the study. Unlike studying an adult moose that could live in a pen at the Ranger Station, this project would require the

cooperation of Ritcey’s wife, Clara. Look for the story of Jerry’s cohort, Lippy the Moose, in a future issue of the Times.

Right: A bit of snow on the ground doesn’t slow Jerry the Moose down as he browses on low brush in a field. Photo submitted

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Driverless vehicle On Saturday, Oct. 19, a vehicle broke down in Avola while heading south and onto Vancouver Island. The tow truck was called to move the vehicle and as it was loading it, the vehicle came loose. The vehicle started to roll so the driver quickly ran to stop it.  He opened the door and stepped on the brake, however, his leg got caught underneath the tire. The driver was taken to hospital with a suspected sprained ankle. The landlord and the unwelcoming tenant On Oct. 20, a landlord reported to A9

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made by the landlord while the tenant was not home as well as allegations of ruining his gardening area. Ultimately, the firearm (which was improperly stored) was turned over to police in an effort to defuse the situation and prevent the situation from escalating any further. 

police that he had been threatened by a tenant who was holding a rifle. The person had gone to the property in order to winterize it and both he and his tenant began to argue. He left but then returned and when he did, the tenant greeted him at the door with a rifle. Police attended and learned of ongoing issues including illegal entries

Drugs seized during a stop for speeding On Oct. 23, a vehicle was stopped for speeding. The police officer started to interact with the driver and soon detected the odour of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver was arrested and a small amount of marijuana and cocaine was seized from the vehicle. 



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24 and called RCMP and Messner with a description of the truck and the license plate number. After seeing close to $7,000 in property was in fact missing, Messner decided to try and locate the truck from the air. From the information he received from Cecil, he reasoned the driver of the truck was headed to Kamloops and he says he located the truck on the south side of Barriere. “I circled around him for about 60 kilometres (and spent) about a half hour tracking him on the highway,” says Messner, who says he provided regular updates on the location of the vehicle

and descriptions of other cars in the area to help RCMP. “I thought for sure they would have had someone out on the road. The system never worked on the cop's side.” The investigation into the break-andenter is continuing and RCMP have been in close consultation with Messner to address some of his concerns. Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, media relations with the South East District, says at this time multiple detachments are looking at how the information was shared between them via the dispatchers. “It's a pretty typical incident where at times we'll have a

theft in progress with vehicle descriptions and there's attempts made to intercept and stop the vehicle. This [case] has a bit of twist in the sense the complainant jumped into a private aircraft and was able to locate what he believes to be the suspect vehicle and call in a location. “Certainly there's an expectation from the public and certainly we're there to provide a response when thefts are occurring. We'd like to see getting the bad guy in all incidents. "Here, unfortunately we didn't and we're looking if something occurred that caused a delay to getting a patrol vehicle out.”

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Messner says he's less worried about what was stolen and more concerned about catching the thief and reviewing the RCMP's response to make sure the proper steps were followed. “I'm out there doing my part; I'm hoping the system is also working with me to help catch the guy.”

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Salute Them As Remembrance Day approaches, we are compiling our salute to our local Veterans. If you have photos or stories of your loved ones that have served or are serving for our freedom, please help make our Remembrance Day Issue a fitting tribute. We urge you to submit their pictures, stories or a brief history, and be sure to include your name and address so that we may return the photos to you. Deadline for submission is Friday, November 1 at 5pm.

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A vulture (top left) peers down on a ghoul riding a bloody bicycle – just part of the Halloween display at the Ken and Bev Smith residence on Riverview Crescent in Clearwater. Another Smith family, the Mike Smiths, host a haunted house at 357 Wyndhaven during the evenings of Oct. 30 ( 7 – 10 p.m.) and Oct. 31 (6 – 10 p.m.). Clearwater Fire Department's fireworks display will blast off at 8 p.m. this evening (Thursday). A children's Halloween will be held this evening at the Blue River Legion, starting at 5 p.m. Photo by Keith McNeill

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Sports Icehawks host tournament Clearwater Midget #18 Russell Dana takes the puck up the ice during a four-team tournament at the Sportsplex the weekend before last. Kelowna went undefeated at the tourney but then lost to Sicamous 5 – 1 in the final. A team from 100 Mile also took part. Next home game for the Midgets will be in January during Hockey Days. Photo by Keith McNeill



Boys soccer ends with final tournament $ Ian Eakins

The Clearwater Secondary School Boys soccer season is now over. The team was able to make it into the Thompson/ Okanagan playoffs with a 2-1 victory over Barriere. We came second in our division, the West Zone, and were ranked fifth out of the eight teams that played in the tournament in Kamloops on Oct 24/25. On day one of the tournament, our first game was against Kelowna Christian School, a team ranked much higher than us. Clearwater played a strong game against a highly skilled and bigger team. We lost 2-0 and both goals were avoidable. Clearwater had its chances to put the ball in the net, but scoring goals has been tough for us this year. Our strength has always been defence. Next up was the number one ranked soccer team in B.C., Immaculata of Kelowna. They put on a very good display

of skilled soccer and we put on a display of strong athletes and toughness. The number one team won the game 2-0, but both Kelowna Christian and Immaculata had to work hard to get their victories. All the players on the Clearwater team played well, but special kudos go to goalkeeper Nate Wadlegger for an amazing performance. Even with two losses, day one of the tourney was a success as we played two very strong games. Day two did not go as well and we played below our abilities for both games. We lost a number of players to injury and illness, so we only had one substitution for both games. The other teams had a full rosters and had many extra players to sub in. In a two day tourney with six hours of soccer, having extra players is the difference between winning and losing. Our team was slow and flat on day

two, and even though we were leading the first game 2-0 at half time, we lost 3-2 to Ashcroft. Basically, Ashcroft wanted the win more than we did and they had the extra players to do it – kudos to their comeback victory. Our last game of the season was against Kings Christian School. We dominated the game and had lots of chances to score, but again, failed to do so. KCS got a free kick in the second half and scored on a great strike. We lost 1-0 even though the ball was in the other end for 80 per cent of the game. We have work to do for next year. We want to start an indoor soccer night to improve

ball handling skills. We need to get more athletes on the team so we can play more substitutes. This team is made up of fine young athletes and next year, or this winter, we will be looking for more. We always have a good time and lots of laughs, and we hope next season is even better than this one. Four players are graduating this year and we will miss all of them. I want to thank Aiden Sim, Jairus Bromley, Gareth Hewett and Everett Raschke for their dedication to the team and their love of game. I hope that it is a sport that they will play for the rest of their lives. I am sure that they will all look back at


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Clearwater Bantam Warrior #26 Gibson Nash and team captain Jaxon Kjenstad battle for the puck in front of the Ashcroft net during one of two games played against Ashcroft at the Sportsplex on Sunday. The local team won both games with scores of 15-0 and 15-2. The Bantam team this year is made up of bantam- and peewee-aged boys, plus one midget-aged. The Bantam Warriors have played four games so far this season and have dominated all of them. Photo by Keith McNeill

Jenny Jim clears a jump as she practises her riding technique with North Thompson Pony Club. Photo submitted

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this year’s students on a successful and fun-filled show and lesson season with the North Thompson Pony Club. Students applied what they had learned in their weekly lessons to achieve excellent results in the show ring, bringing home many first placings as well as a couple of show high points. Pam Jim, the club’s photogrpher and driver, showed dedication in hauling horses and students to many of the horse shows. We try to keep our lessons light and fun, with the students critiquing themselves and each other.

Lessons were in the arena at Spedding Farm and on the trails (some students find the relaxed atmosphere on the trails makes it easier to achieve the desired result). The season is coming to an end, with one last trail ride this weekend, weather permitting. If not, we plan to have a fun day with mounted soccer and jumping lessons in the inside arena. Next season we hope to travel further afield to shows that hold hunter/jumper classes. Lessons will start again in February for English/Western and hunter/jumper.

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TNRD launches Invest Thompson-Nicola BC website Times Staff The federal government and Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) have launched a new regional investment attraction website, Invest Thompson-Nicola BC. Showcasing the high amount of economic activity taking place in the rapidly growing TNRD, Invest ThompsonNicola BC ( is an interactive website that helps business leaders and entrepreneurs locate the best investments in the region. Funding for the $115,000 project was made possible through the TNRD and participating communities, as well as Northern Development Initiative Trust, Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.

“Our government is pleased to support the Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s investment attraction web portal,” said Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod. “This resource will help to attract and retain global investment for the region and in turn create jobs and secure economic growth so that our community can prosper.” Invest Thompson-Nicola BC features an interactive map indentifying key major projects and investment opportunities throughout the region, including specific details about each project. In addition, the website includes comprehensive profiles of regional communities and rural areas to showcase the TNRD as a preferred place to invest. “The investment portal is important because it’s going to provide a comprehensive look into the regional district

and its communities. It will be a valuable tool for stakeholders to use in attracting new business to their communities,” said TNRD chair Randy Murray. “When investors are looking to locate their business they need to know that there will be a good return on their investment and the Thompson-Nicola web portal is going to provide that information, and more.” Municipal economic development offices throughout the region played a critical role in the development of Invest Thompson-Nicola BC, developing content for site-selector profiles and working with business and industry partners to develop profiles of key investments. Invest Thompson-Nicola BC is the fifth investment portal of its kind developed to showcase the incredible amount of economic activity under way across B.C.

Flu season is on the way. Protect yourself … and others Interior Health Authority With flu season approaching, public health nurses across Interior Health are gearing up for this year’s influenza (flu) vaccination campaign. Last year, over 173,000 seasonal flu shots were provided free of charge to those at risk of complications from the flu. “The World Health Organization (WHO) determines the strains to be included in the annual influenza vaccine based on flu trends worldwide. This year’s vaccine contains three different flu strains that will offer protection against two influenza A viruses and one influenza B virus,” said Dr. Rob Parker, Medical Health Officer with Interior Health. “Getting a flu shot and washing your hands frequently are the two most effective ways to protect yourself and other from getting the flu.” The flu is highly contagious and can cause severe complications for those with heart, lung, and other health problems. Even if you don’t

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• People who provide essential community services (first responders, corrections workers) While flu shots are free for those most at risk, everyone can benefit from the flu shot. People not eligible for the free flu vaccine through the publiclyfunded program should contact their physician, local pharmacy, walk-in clinic, travel clinic, or private provider. For more information, contact your local public health office or visit our website at www.interiorhealth. ca. Information on the flu shot is also available on the Immunize BC website at www., or on HealthLink BC at

Award for long term service Darlene Braaten (l) receives a long term service award from Clearwater councillor Shelley Sim during a town council meeting on Oct. 15. Braaten has worked at the Sportsplex concession for 15 years. Photo by Keith McNeill





During a stay in hospital, your medications may be changed and some older medications may be stopped. It’s important to be sure to note take these medications when you get home. Part of our job as your pharmacists is to be a final check to ensure this transition from hospital to home occurs smoothly. Many admissions to hospital are due to a medication problem... not taking them properly, taking too much or too little, or due to a drug interaction. Having a complete record of your medications helps us to ensure you’re taking your medications correctly and safely. A vasectomy is still one of the best birth control methods. A minor operation using a local anesthetic, it involves severing the tubes that carry sperm from the tested to the penis. The operation doesn’t result in immediate sterility, so alternate birth control methods should still be used. No sexual difficulties result from the operation, however, it doesn’t protect against sexually-transmitted diseases. We’ve mentioned the ‘polypill’ in this column in the past. It’s a drug delivery system that combines four drugs in one pill for patients with heart disease. The pill contains ASA, a cholesterol-lowering drug, and one or two blood pressure-lowering drugs. It’s a way of ensuring the patient gets all the medication needed to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Not on the market yet, but perhaps soon. Understanding how a drug works and its importance to your health will help you remember to take them correctly. We can help.


“an Independent” congregation in fellowship with the broader Christian community in the area. (Behind Fields Store)

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3083 Capostinsky Rd. • Service 11 a.m. Sunday Morning Celebration Services Ian Moilliet Pastor 250-676-9574 Non Denominational

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

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Clearwater Seventh-Day Adventist Church Pastor Bill Kelly Saturday Service - 10am Clearwater Christian Church Ph. 250-674-3468

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Clearwater Living Streams Christian Fellowship Meeting at New Life Assembly every Sunday 5:00pm

Contact Dave Meehan 250-674-3217 email: Clearwater Community Church open to everyone - all denominations

CLEARWATER NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY Dan Daase - Pastor Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am

(Kids church during service)

Wednesdays Am Ladies Bible Study Thursday 3-5pm Kids Club

Phone: 250-674-2345

308 W Old N Thompson Hwy

COMMUNITY BAPTIST 24E Old North Thompson Hwy

Worship Service 10:30 Pastor Mike Kiewitt 250.674.1332



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Amanda Sabyan measures to add more siding as Armco Construction gives Vavenby Community Hall a facelift. Photo by Robyn Rexin

Community hall getting facelift Robyn Rexin Armco Construction Company will have its part of the facelift on Vavenby Community Hall completed pretty well by their projected time limit, which was Nov. 1. The hall looks really good with its new siding. While working Armco did find some rot that had to be removed. The hall is now usable and will be available for the Christmas Craft Fair, which will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For table rentals, phone Barb Pennell at 250676-9485. Rentals are just $10 a table. The interior of the hall is going to be repainted and the flooring will be replaced. Those jobs are up for bids. Residents angry about lack of bridge closure notice The Vavenby bridge was inspected from Monday, Oct. 21 to Thursday, Oct. 24. There were two

hour closures with 20 minutes in between for use. The canfor mill had been contacted about the closures but the rest of Vavenby had not, including the school bus drivers and the truckers. Many town residents were angry about not being contacted, one person pointing out that not all families have someone working at the mill. Some people sat at the bridge for up to half an hour before realizing that they would have to go the long way around to get to the other side of the river. The “long way around” was using the back road and driving through Birch Island. Free Wednesday coffee Vavenby Christian Church is holding a free coffee time for anyone to come to. It is on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Free soup will be served at noon.

Installing water-pipe Clearwater businessman Ron Rotzetter operates an excavator as his crew installs new water-pipe to the schoolbus yard in Clearwater last week. The installation is adjacent to but not related to his proposal for a new shopping center next to Highway 5, he says. Photo by Keith McNeill

Minister Thompson's statement on recent mill closures Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations BEIJING – In response to the announcements from Canfor and West Fraser about the closing of their mills in Houston and Quesnel, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson issued the following statement from Beijing, where he is concluding a forestry trade mission to Japan and China:

"First, I wish to extend my sympathies to the workers and their families affected by these two closures "I understand the companies are taking steps to address workers' needs either through offering jobs elsewhere in the companies, or providing assistance in searching for other employment. Provincial and federal assistance is also available for affected workers and provincial government staff will be working closely with the

District of Houston and City of Quesnel. "Unfortunately, given the mountain-pine-beetle infestation, this news is not unexpected. This government has invested over $884 million to mitigate the beetle's economic and environmental impacts, which includes supporting regional beetle action coalitions and economic diversification funding through the Northern Interior Development Initiative Trust."


Thursday, October 31, 2013 Clearwater Times

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but rising every time we fall.

- Confusious


Wells Gray Country UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 30: Haunted House, 357 Wyndhaven Place, 7-10 pm Oct. 31: Haunted House, 357 Wyndhaven Place, 6-10 pm Oct. 31: Fireworks Display, 8 pm Blastoff, Camp 2 Road, donations accepted at the Gate Oct. 31: Blue River event – Children Halloween party, 5 pm, Legion Upstairs Hall. Nov. 1: Little Fort Coffee House, Little Fort Hall – upstairs. 6:30, music starts 7:30. Open Mic. Info: Bill @ 250-672-5116 Nov. 4: Flu Clinic, 9 am – 3 pm, DHMH Nov. 5: Regular Council meeting, 7 pm Nov. 5: Wells Gray Outdoor Club AGM, 7pm, Search & Rescue building. Nov. 7: Flu Clinic, 9am-1pm, DHMH Nov. 7: Clearwater Ski Club AGM, 7 pm, Clearwater Ski Lodge. Nov. 9: Veterans Dinner, doors open 5 pm, dinner 6 pm, $11/person, veterans n/c, Legion Branch 259

OFA Level 1 First Aid

Nov 2 & Dec 13

Transportation Endorsement

Nov 3


Welding – Intro to Basic

Nov 4 - 27


Chocolate mmm Chocolate

Nov 7


Joy of Painting

*** Nov 16 ***


Indian Cooking

Nov 21


H2S Alive

Nov 22


Ceramics Handbuilding Pottery

Nov 23 + Dec 14

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




Nov. 11: Remembrance Day, Blue River, 10:30 am, Legion Upstairs Hall Nov. 12: Flu Clinic,1pm-5pm, DHMH Nov. 17: Craft Fair, Blue River, 10am-4pm, Blue River Community Hall Nov. 17: Winter Wonderland craft fair, Wells Grey Inn Conference Rm., 10am - 2pm Nov. 22: Blue River – Bingo, 7 pm, Blue River Community Hall Nov. 23: Craft Fair, 10am – 2pm, Blackpool Hall. Doors open at 8am for vendors. Table rentals $10 Nov. 28: Beta Sigma Phi Craft Auction, doors open 6 pm, auction 6:30, Wells Gray Inn Conference rm. Dec 5: NT Communities Foundation AGM 6:30 pm, Community Resource Center Dec. 7: Small Business Dinner, Clearwater Ski Lodge, Call Shelley 250674-3286 or to book your tickets Dec 15: AE Sb6 Christmas Family Fun Day, location to be announced.


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT • Tuesday Morning Coffee (TMC): Meets 10am – 11:30 @ Clearwater Community Baptist Church. All women and children welcome. (9:30-10 am Bible Study). Info 250-674-3624 • Clearwater Bridge Club: Wednesdays, Sportsplex lounge, 7 p.m. sharp, info 250-674-2195 • Raft River Rockhounds: 3rd Sat of the mth. Clw Lodge 1pm 250-674-2700 • Women in Business Luncheon: 2nd Thurs. of the mth at Wells Gray Inn, 12–2 pm. Preregister at 250-674-2700 • Clearwater Choir: Youth 3:30 - 5 pm; Adult 6:30 - 9 pm, Tuesdays, Clearwater Christian Church • Crafts & Conversations with Cheryl. Tuesdays 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Center. Phone 250-674-3703 for more info. • Clearwater Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9:00 am – Noon. For more info please call Anne at 250-674-3444. • Clearwater-Vavenby Lions Bingo: Every 2nd Tues. Elks Hall. 250-587-6269 • M&M (Mrs. & Ms.) Social. Last Sun of the mth Wells Gray Inn. 1pm: 250-587-6503 • Blackpool Community Hall Coffee House; Local musicians – every 2nd Fri. of the mth. 6:30pm. Concession, $3 or 2 for $5. • Clearwater Elks Bingo - every 2nd Thurs. Elks Hall. open 5pm • Cribbage Wed. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 12:30 pm. • Fun Darts Fri. at the Royal Canadian Legion. 6 pm. CHILDREN & FAMILIES • Racoon StrongStart - Raft River Elem school days Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:45-11:45am • Racoon StrongStart - Vavenby Elm school days Wed 8:5011:50am • Clearwater Breastfeeding Group: 3rd Wed. of every month 7:30pm @ YCS • Mother Goose - Mornings, reg. Kerry 250-674-2600 ext 227 • NT BC Home Schoolers: Meets Fri. afternoons. Call Leanna 250-674-0057 for details • Kids Club: Clearwater New Life Assembly. Meets every Thur. 3-5 pm. Ages 5-12. For info contact Bobbi @ 250-674-3346


JOY OF PAINTING Discover your creative talents during this 1-day painting workshop. You will leave the class with a wonderful feeling of joy at your accomplishment of a completed, ready-toframe oil painting. All supplies included. DATE CHANGE – NOV 16, 2013 INTO TO WELDING Gain skills in the arc welding trade. You will be provided with shielded metal arc welding instruction. Several different types of electrodes will be used in a variety of welding positions. Safe equipment operation and techniques in cutting and the fitting of joints will be emphasized. There will be opportunities for small projects or to perform limited repairs on personal items. H2S ALIVE This 1-day course is intended for all workers in the petroleum industry who could be exposed to hydrogen sulphide (h2s). The course covers the physical properties and health hazards of h2s and how to protect yourself using basic rescue techniques. Each student is required to operate a self-contained breathing apparatus, a detector tube device, and perform rescue breathing on a mannequin.


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Barriee Seniors Centre Annual Fall Bazaar & Lunch will be held Nov. 2, 11am-1pm. Light lunch $5.00.

Safe Home Response Providing a safe place to escape for women and their children. Volunteers always needed. Call 250-674-2135.

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


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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:

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.

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CASUAL ASSISTED LIVING WORKER – Yellowhead Pioneer B0156 GRADER OPERATOR – Bladetec B0165 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR – Yellowhead Community Services CB0250 REFERRALS & ARCHAEOLOGY COORDINATOR – Simpcw First Nation BC0253 GROCERY STORE CLERK – AG Foods B0255 Go To: for information on jobs with Mike Wiegele. Skill Development: If you have been on Employment Insurance in the past 3 years (5 years maternity) & are currently unemployed, you may be eligible for re-training dollars. Book an appointment to see one of our counselors for information. We look forward to seeing you: come in and we’ll personally see that you get the information you’re seeking or call and make an appointment. • Free computer & Internet access • Free resume help • Free information on many services. “The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia” In Partnership with Barriere & District Chamber of Commerce and Yellowhead Community Services

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Sandwich Artist: FT/Little Fort #C0232 Referrals & Archaeology Coordinator: FT/Barriere #BC0253 Skating Coach: Seasonal PT/Clearwater #C0251

Early Childhood Educator/Educator Assistant: FT/PT Clw/Barriere#CB2050 Bobcat/Snowplow Operator: Seas/ Casual/Clw#C0249

Maintenance Technician (Instrumentation): FT/Clw#C0248 Skidder Operator: Seas/Clw #C0247 Logging Truck Driver: Seas/Clw #C0246 Assistant Field Technologist: FT/Seas/ Clw #C0245

Kitchen Helper: 2 positions/Clw #C0243

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Waiter/Waitress: 2 positions/Clw #C0241 Cook: 2 positions/Clw #C0240 HD Mechanic/Welder/Machine Operator: FT/Clw #C0239 32 Job Postings/Blue River: PT & FT #CB0222

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Servers: FT/PT Blue River #CB0190 Prep Cook/Kitchen Helper: FT/Blue River #C0189

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Free Workshops to help with your work search are available. Please contact us to register for one or all of these free workshops. Basic Computer Training – Level 1(5 hours): Thurs. Oct. 31st Communication & Interview Skills: Thurs. Nov. 7th Using Internet & Email Basics Workshop: Thurs. Nov. 14th Creating & Updating Your Resume Workshop: Thurs. Nov. 21st Work Search Techniques Workshop: Thurs. Nov. 28th Resumes & Interviews: Go hand in hand, so the better prepared you are the greater the impression you will make to your future employer. Please drop in and our friendly staff will assist you. Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS): Are you currently on Employment Insurance or have you been in the last 3-5 years? If you have, you may be eligible for wage subsidy. Ask us for further info. Funding for Skill Enhancement: Recent or active EI clients with a career plan in mind seeking assistance through Service Canada are required to book an appointment with one of our Employment Counsellors. • Blue River Library: An employment consultant comes to the Blue River School. Next visit is Tuesday November 12th from 12:30-2:30. If a one on one appointment is required, please call to set up a time prior to the drop in. Operated by Yellowhead Community Services The Employment Program of BC is funded by the Government of Canada & the Province of British Columbia

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale



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Misc. Wanted

Apt/Condo for Rent

Suites, Lower

Need a professional

Fir Firewood for sale Cut to your dimensions, split, and delivered. To place your order and for a quote call 250-674-2018

Used Postage Stamps

CLEARWATER- 1 bdrm, updated, quiet/clean adult bldg. Common laundry. NP/NS Nov.15 $590 + DD/refs. Hydro approx. $25/mo 604-790-2482

Birch Island: 2bdrm suite. $600/mo. Incl sat tv, utilities & laundry. Available Dec. 1. Ph. 250-674-2465

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

Heavy Duty Machinery

Tools For Sale: 5000 watt genset, seldom used, very good condition. $395. 250-672-2045

Clearwater: 3 bdrm duplex, lg yard, f/s, w/d, $575/mo plus util. Ph. 250-674-0188

Real Estate

Misc for Rent

For Sale By Owner

Misc. for Sale

Clearwater: Riverside Guest House & Clearwater Plaza suites, furnished, Telus internet/tv, laundry, etc. Mini-storage also avail. Ph. 250-674-0001

20’ Sea Containers, new. $3700, used $2600 & up. 250851-6371. Can deliver. All sizes available.

Mobile Homes & Pads

Wilkeekon Services Handyman & Cleaning Residential & Commercial Moving in/out, DIY projects, construction site, interior/exterior, light hauls Bonded Gayle Peekeekoot Ray Wilson 250-674-2775

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

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Merchandise for Sale

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

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at:

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030

Classifieds Get Results!

Munday 14x70 MH

Living rm, 2 bdrm, kit/din/ rm, full bath, comes with f/s, w/d, oil furnace, hwt. Owned by older couple, in good shape.

Estate sale - must be sold & must be moved from property. $25,500. OBO. Ph. 250-674-3665

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Clearwater: 1 bdrm Woodside Apt. Clean, updated. Photos kijiji, central location. N/S N/P $555.00/mo Ph. 250-674-0220


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

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



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

Auto Financing

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

Barriere: 2 bdrm, all appliances, RR/DD, NS, pets on approval. 1 block from shops. $850 incl. util. 250-672-9676 Barriere: 2 bdrm for rent, $650/mo + util. DD/RR. 778257-0498

Homes for Rent 2-bdrm furnished w/full basement. Wood/electric heat, 8 km from Barriere. N/S, $540 + d/d. For application form, call or text (250) 318-7100. Birch Island: 3 bdrm home. Incl satellite tv, avail Dec. 1, $875.00/mo 250-674-2465 Furnished bachelor suite for rent in Clearwater/Birch Island $500/mo. Util & laundry incl. N/S. Ph. 250-674-0002

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LEWIS Ronald Brian Oct. 9, 1957 - Oct. 7, 2013 The family of Ron Lewis regrets to announce his sudden passing due to medical complications in Kamloops, B.C. A celebration of Ron's life was held on Oct. 12, 2013 at the Wells Gray Ranch, Clearwater, B.C., where he lived and worked. Ron is survived by two sons: Danny (Nicole) and Brian (Donna) and one grandson, Mathew; also two sisters: Judy Ratch (Ken), Helen Schiller (Ken Sanford) and one brother: Bruce (Darlene) and many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, in-laws and many friends. Ron was predeceased by his parents Trevoy and Phyllis, formerly of Nova Scotia; his three sisters: Joan Blades, Brenda (Jill) Jackson, Lynne Lynds and nephew Glen Jackson. Memorial donations in Ron's memory can be made to the Wells Gray Trail Society, Box 507, Clearwater, B.C. V0E 1N0


Toques for sale in Little Fort Members of the Campbell family, (l-r) Shenelle, Tamaralee (holding Josianna) and Lisalee, sell hats they have crocheted at the Little Fort craft sale last Sunday. Some have described the young musicians as Clearwater's answer to the Rankin Family. Photo by Keith McNeill

Fresh veggies Kathy Karlstrom of Garden Gate organic produce in Little Fort shows a red cabbage to Erin and Bryan Chase of Clearwater during the Little Fort craft sale on Sunday. Photo by Keith McNeill

Nominations invited for BC Community Achievement awards VANCOUVER – Every community has one or more—people who make life better for their communities by applying their hard work, skills and talents to such areas as arts and culture, sports and recreation, multiculturalism, environment, healthcare, 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 2619777 or toll free at 1-866 882-6088. New for 2013 is an online nomination process. “Each year, we encourage communities to consider their citizens who make a differ-

ence,” said Keith Mitchell, chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, which administers the awards. “Take the time to nominate the special people who contribute to your communities – either as a volunteer or in the course of their work – and who inspire by their example.” 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. Established and endowed by the Province in 2003, the BC Achievement Foundation is an independent foundation that celebrates excellence in community service, enterprise, arts and humanities.

Sharon Cheryl Cusworth (Chase) Sept 15, 1947 - Oct. 14, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sharon Cheryl Cusworth (Chase). Mom had a very short battle with cancer and slipped away to join her son on October 14, 2013. She was born in Kelowna, BC on Sept 15, 1947. She grew up there and moved to Clearwater in 1974. Mom did not know anyone in Clearwater and what better way to meet people than to volunteer? She volunteered at the school to help in class and field trips; she was a Brownie and Pathfinder leader as well as a Beaver, Cub and Junior Forest Warden leader. She was a volunteer for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and was a member in good standing of the Clearwater Hospital Auxiliary, both from 1974 to her passing. That is 39 years! Mom also was a Lions Club member. Mom was an amazing crafter, sewer, crocheter, knitter, baker, canner, and canasta player! You name it, she could do it. Mom got married to the love of her life, Colin, in 2006 and moved to Kamloops that same year. She loved her family and

friends so much and would do anything for any one of us. Her heart was as big as the great outdoors. She had a waspy personality but was an amazing person and may be gone but will never be forgotten. Mom is predeceased by her loving son Jason, her father Ronald, and her brother Roger. She leaves behind to celebrate her life, her ever so caring husband Colin, her mother Margaret, sister Beverly, brother Kelly, sister Virginia along with her husband Tola, their daughters Heather (Jason and Tulia) and Chelsea (Rene), her daughter Tracy, along with husband Darren, granddaughter Kaila, great granddaughter and little light of her life, Jacen, grandsons Brodie and Conor. She also leaves behind grandchildren Leath Anne,Tyler, Coltin and Marina. As well as other nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts and

uncles (the Chase family is huge)! A special mention is needed for longtime friend and honorary daughter, Maurine and her kids Candace and Nicholas, and their families as well as recent honorary daughter Liz and her daughter Olivia. Mom was a believer in volunteering and lending a helping hand and has asked that instead of flowers or a donation to charity, please lend a hand, help a stranger, your neighbor, volunteer for an organization. Pay it forward! She guarantees you will feel great about it! A celebration of her life was held at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St in Kamloops, BC on Oct 26, 2013. Condolences may be sent to the family from The things I feel most deeply Are the hardest things to say Mom, I love you In a very special way. If I could have only one wish One dream that could come true I'd pray with all my heart For yesterday and you. ~ Tracy

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