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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 260 president Bob Wangensteen pinned a poppy on 100 Mile House resident René Zelt on Nov. 4. Planning is ongoing for a Remembrance Day ceremony at the 100 Mile House Community Hall on Nov. 11.

Mine review panel report released Panel concerned about protection for environment, First Nation culture

Carole Rooney Free Press

The federal review panel has released its report and recommendations on the New Prosperity Mine project, stating the mine would result in “significant adverse environmental effects.” The project proposes to mine the largest undeveloped gold-copper deposit in Canada, located at Fish Lake southwest of Williams Lake. It has been a topic of much controversy and emotion across the Cariboo-Chilcotin. Prior to the report’s release on Oct. 31, Taseko Mines Ltd. had repeatedly indicated it expected the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s panel to conclude the project would have no significant adverse effect on

the environment. own independent science experts Taseko vice-president of corporate had already adjudicated, Battison affairs Brian Battison notes that “on explains. balance,” the report does not stop the “[Those experts] found Taseko’s mine project from being approved. plan to be reasonable and respon“The report in most respects sible.” agrees with our assessment – An environmental assessthe risks are modest, and the ment is always high-level, social and economic benefits he says, so the panel’s report are enormous.” is a theoretical prediction, Taseko remains committed whereas a mine in producto protecting Fish Lake, he tion is a practical, real-life says, adding the panel “made demonstration. a mistake” in that regard. “There are permit-level Brian “We strongly disagree with Battison requirements that are much the panel’s findings related to more detailed, where we impact on the potential water quality would spend additional millions of of Fish Lake, and we will be chal- dollars... to address any uncertainlenging these findings.” ties that exist at this high level.” The panel chose to listen to He says proof of Taseko’s ongoing the opposing side of the debate mitigation of environmental impacts on environmental aspects that its can bee seen at its Gibraltar Mine,

(the largest employer in the Cariboo region). However, South Cariboo resident Barbara Hooper opposes the mine, and said so when she addressed the federal panel. Hooper says she is “delighted” to see the panel has stressed impacts the mine would have on area First Nations. Hooper notes that with the environmental concerns and negative cultural impact the mine would have on the Tsilhqot’in and its sacred lands and area Secwepemc people, it was “obvious” to her the panel would reach these conclusions. She says the report states that tailings seepage would eventually find its way into Fish Lake. Continued on A5


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FAST bytes WATER PARK As voting nears the cusp of the current Aviva Community Fund selections, the 100 Mile House Waterpark Society appears to have made it into the Third Round. Public online voting continues Nov. 11-25 toward the semifinals. If it makes it into the judging finals, the group automatically earns $5,000, enough to purchase a sprayer or two. If it wins a grand prize award, it will receive up to $150,000, for a water lift station. Vote daily at www. avivacommunityfund. org/ideas/acf16807.

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Among a number of First World War items in Carl Gimse’s possession is his grandfather’s journal, which he read from at Dowes’ Diner in 108 Mile Ranch on Oct. 29.

Journal details sacrifice, history WWI journal adds significance to Remembrance Day

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eafing through the pages of his grandfather’s journal, Carl Gimse locates a section written in February 1915 and reads aloud an especially powerful and fluent account of Canadian troops, in long lines of two carrying heavy gear on their backs, departing Victoria for Europe to join allied powers engaged in the First World War. “The crowds were dense in the afternoon heat and several men of the battalion became exhausted under the weight of their packs and fainted,” Gimse reads. “This circumstance ... created a most painful impression on the crowd collected on the streets. It was evening by the time all were on board and the rays of the sinking sun lit up the vast crowd assembled along in front of the Parliament Buildings and on the Causeway and in the gardens of the Empress Hotel producing a spectacle almost unique in the history of the City of Victoria. “As the steamer drew slowly away from the wharf and back up the harbour ... the pent up emotion of the crowds broke loose in

a prolonged roar of cheering, and a tree nearby is hit with a shell and the impression the troops on board branches come down on Canadian carried away was the tossing sea of officers. waving handkerchiefs....” “We found the pill box exactly To Gimse, a resident of 108 Mile where he described it in the book. It Ranch, the journal passed down to was quite an experience.” him by his grandfather, Geoffrey Even more touching was Gimse’s Murray Downton (1880-1972), is visit to Vimy Ridge in France. more than a relic from the Great “That’s an experience I will never War. forget. There were Do I believe “It’s a piece of 3,500 Canadians in the poppy? killed on that. It’s Canadian history. It You bet.” really is a treasure, and I just a series of shell look after it.” holes.” The print is legible and the - Carl Gimse Downton was a book – nearly 100 years old – great writer and he is still in good condition. The was able to convey a pages contain accounts of historic number of trying experiences withbattles, such as Passchendaele and out getting too much into the blood Vimy Ridge. It was Downton’s wife, and gore, Gimse adds. Another on a visit to England after the war, story he recalls is how Downton who requested he try to write an went out under intense fire to account of his experiences in the rescue an injured German officer army. crying out for help. For saving his “I have attempted to do this in life, the officer gave Downton a the following pages,” Downton map case, which Gimse has at home writes in the introduction. along with other things, including In 2004, Gimse and one of his his grandfather’s hat, canteen and cousins took the journal to Europe helmet. and retraced some of Downton’s Not everything detailed in the steps. In one part of the book, journal is heroic, however. Downton writes about Canadian After overrunning a German troops using a German pillbox (a post, Canadian soldiers were leaddefensive post) as shelter and giving them out of a dugout. One ing the enemy harassing fire when German officer was lying on

the ground, wounded, and the Canadians planned on killing him. Downton tried to intervene, saying he was a prisoner, but they shot the officer anyway. “He said, ‘That’s the first time I really witnessed a murder.’” Downton was a land surveyor in British Columbia before the war and he returned to Lillooet after he was demobilized in 1919, with the rank of Captain, to continue his surveying practice. While relatively lucky to survive the war with only a bit of shrapnel in his knee, Downton’s son, Charles Murray Downton (Gimse’s uncle and his mother’s older brother), would be killed in a plane crash in England at only 21 years old, fighting in the Second World War. Gimse says the elder Downton was very proud of his son. “He talks about sacrifices quite a bit in the book, like having a whole platoon beside him annihilated by German machine guns. Coming out of the trenches was like cutting the lawn, mowing them all down. “It’s hard for us to understand.” Gimse says he has a lot of respect for his grandfather and uncle, especially close to Remembrance Day. “Do I believe in the poppy? You bet.”

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SENIORS GRANTS The pilot New Horizons for Seniors Program deadline is Nov. 13 for applications for federal grants and contributions funding. Eligible organizations are invited to submit proposals toward being part of the pilot project to address seniors’ isolation through building social support networks and resources, community interventions, and/or support intergenerational learning. For more information, visit seniors/funding/index. shtml.


Residents to vote on water system

Carole Rooney Free Press

The proposed new Gateway Water System is now moving into a public-assent process to determine which area residents are on board to get connected. Cariboo Regional District Area H Director Margo Wagner says the outlook is good for the community water. “We have drilled a well, and we hit the mother load. We have 150 gallons per minute [flow], which is phenomenal. “And, we don’t appear to be heading towards heavy water treatment costs ... the water is good. It is hard water, but that’s typical for this area. I have the test results.” Now, a meeting is scheduled for residents within the proposed draft plan boundary. They will be sent a letter notifying them of the public-assent process, and encouraging them to attend. It takes place Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Forest Grove Community Hall. Wagner explains the meeting will provide more details and timelines prior to the public-assent process to follow, during which those residents will have their opportunity to vote on the draft plan. The proposed boundary includes residents living on, or slightly beyond, the Gateway water system, which currently services 22 of the 26 properties within its range. Therefore, the publicassent process provides those living outside the current system, but along the new water lines, with an opportunity to opt in for the new system. There are a couple of properties within the potential new boundary that changed hands in Gateway, she explains, and other affected residents who know about it but probably haven’t yet made a decision and are waiting for more information and costs. While she notes most of them would already have a well or

other water source, those could someday dry up or turn bad, and hooking up to the new system at ground-level system costs is the most cost-effective way to go. “I would really encourage people, if they have been ‘sitting on the fence’, to note that all the equipment is going to be there, and to haul the equipment back there at a later date becomes extremely expensive. “If it is going past the end of your driveway, now is the time to get on it.” The current privately owned and aging water system will be disconnected before too long, she says, so if anyone on that system refuses connection to the new one, they’ll need to drill a well or find another source of household water. Fifty per cent of the residents must support the draft plan for it to move forward. Based on previous indications and input, Wagner says she is confident that will be achieved, but if not, she isn’t yet sure what will happen next. “In this public-assent process, we are looking for them to form a formal and legally binding agreement that when the water system is up and running, they will

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Report resonates in community Carole Rooney Free Press

South Cariboo residents and businesspersons Len Doucette, Nick Christianson and Allan Roberts are among those speaking out in dissatisfaction about the findings of the federal environmental review panel for New Prosperity Mine proposal. After a lengthy review and a number of public and closed-door hearings, the panel has submitted its final report of findings, recommendations and rationale to federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq. The panel’s report points to environmental impacts, citing “strong

evidence” that Taseko underestimated the volume of tailings seepage and impacts on water quality, with “considerable uncertainty” remaining in Taseko’s water quality contingency plan. It states the proposed water quality targets for Fish Lake are “not likely achievable” and its protection of Fish Lake “unlikely to succeed” in the long term. Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNL) tribal chair Chief Joe Alphonse says the federal government “now has what it needs to finally put a nail in the coffin.” “First Nations will be outraged if the federal government accepts this project after rejecting

the first one [in 2010]. “This report makes it abundantly clear that the only misinformation being put out about this project is the company’s own claims that it has addressed all the issues and that its proposal will present no problems.” M e a n w h i l e , Christianson says he is disheartened by the panel’s heeding of the “theatrics” in the testimonies of First Nation hearing presenters opposing the mine at Fish Lake. “When the Sasquatch showed up in the hearing [discussions], I knew this thing was going sideways. “The more spin you put on it, then you can come out with whatever

Barnett still feels positive about Prosperity project (EA) certificate. “We all know it’s impossible to build a mine without some adverse affects. The key is how to mitigate those affects to make sure environmental impacts are acceptable.” Links to download the panel’s report and an executive summary are online at www. document-eng. cfm?document=95630. See related story above.

the worst of the comments, and adds there are some “good points” in the review. “A lot of the [project components] were found to have no adverse environmental impact.” The panel focused negative comments mainly on the water quality and grizzly bears, he adds. “With proper mitigation, I’m sure Taseko Mines can definitely correct everything that is mentioned in the report.” However, he also believes the sciencebased approach any environmental review should be based upon was lacking in this case, Doucette explains. “It’s pretty devastating they focused so much of the report on native land rights issues. I always understood the review panel was supposed to be more focused on the environment.” He recommends people download and read the entire report, which is online at www. document-eng. cfm?document=95630. In the report, there is also mention of beneficial aspects for grizzlies, Doucette says, adding the tailings seepage noted is clearly mitigable.

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story you want, and that was obvious by their comments on how it can change their cultural issue.” He explains the panel members must have based their report on emotion because had they based their decision on science, the project would have been strongly supported. Roberts says he is “very disappointed” by the panel’s report findings. “This panel’s assessment is certainly not going to help the cause, and if somehow it is pushed through, I think [opponents] will use these hearings to challenge and further fight and further delay it.” Despite what he estimates as more than 90 per cent of the report being positive, he did not expect the degree of specific concerns it highlights. After living in the community for a great many years, Roberts explains he was “floored” by the findings. “For the future of 100 Mile House and Williams Lake, as a businessman, this is traumatic.” Doucette is also discouraged by the panel’s negative findings, but says he sees potential for the project to rise above


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West Fraser rebuild minimizes staff impacts

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100 Mile Lumber general manager Peter Andrews says its rebuild of the mill next year is “very positive” for the community. “It has probably been on a lot of people’s minds about what is going to happen with the mill here, and now we’re certain it will be here for a long time.” West Fraser will minimize impacts to employees during the rebuild next summer, he says. Andrews adds management has been sharing information and updates with the crews to keep them informed and answer their queries. “Some of their questions [are regarding] how many jobs are going to be eliminated. We don’t know the final number; we’re still working on the equipment design and ... working our way through that. But I should know fairly soon.” He notes there will also be some temporary layoffs while the mill operations are shut down next summer. “We are planning to be down for six weeks to do the rebuild. I have not yet run the numbers on how many people will be laid off, as we will be keeping on most of our trades people and lots of production people to assist with the

construction.” Andrews says many jobs are changing because the mill will have new equipment with different technology and operating procedures. Some jobs will be permanently eliminated, he explains, but other positions will be created. “There are going to be some brand-new jobs that we don’t have today because we’re going from two shifts to three shifts. It’s going to be a little bit smaller mill inside, but we’re going to run it 24-hours-a-day, fivedays-a-week, instead of 16 [hours].” That means more shifts with less people on each, he notes, so the overall impact is buffered a bit. “At the end of it all, there will be fewer jobs, but we hope the ones that are here are much more secure.” Overall production will be about the same, Andrews says, but from “a lot more efficient” mill. “It will consume less electricity; it will produce more pieces of lumber from every log that we put through it.” He adds the mill will also produce more lumber than it does now, but from the same quantity of logs. This includes added crack detection technology that will scan logs, and then a computer simulator will spin and

Parade, ceremony planned in 100 Mile House Planning is underway for a Remembrance Day ceremony in 100 Mile House. Before the Nov. 11 event, organized by The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #260-100 Mile House, a parade will start at the Coach House Square on Highway 97 at 10:30 a.m. before marching along Birch Avenue to the 100 Mile Community Hall. Ceremonies in the hall begin at 10:55 a.m. There will be an open house, including a luncheon, for those 19 years and over at the Royal Canadian Legion on Alder Avenue in 100 Mile House from noon until closing time.

It’s going to have a much higher lumber recovery factor than we have today...." – Peter Andrews

align them in the best position for the saw, maximizing the number of lumber pieces. For those logs checked and split all the way along, such as from trees killed by pine beetle, this avoids those cracks that currently can split every board, rendering them virtually useless. Andrews says when boards split in half, they cause jam-ups that need to be manually cleared by crews, and end up in the chipper.

“It’s going to have a much higher lumber recovery factor that we have today ... and it’s going to be a lot safer, too.” The mill was built in the 1980s when logs were harvested green, he notes, before the pine beetle attacked the Interior’s forests. “Now, we know we’ve got pine beetle logs probably for the next five to 10 years still. So, we’re designing the mill to handle that wood a lot more efficiently [and] to use wood that we couldn’t economically use today. It’s extending the timber supply a little bit.” Management at the mill worker’s union, United Steelworkers Local 1-425, did not respond to requests for comments.

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Area resident heartbroken after wild goose euthanized

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A 97 Mile area resident is traumatized after conservation officers (COs) seized and euthanized Daffy, her pet Canada goose. Marilyn Rodda says she was away when the COs entered her property, chased and captured her pet gander. Rodda says she got a call from her distraught neighbour, informing her Daffy was to be euthanized. The neighbour had tried to forestall the gander getting grabbed by the COs, she adds.

“She actually begged him to stop it. She asked him four or five times to ‘please stop it! Why are you doing this?’ “It’s pathetic.” Ministr y of Environment (MOE) media relations issued a statement on behalf of the Conservation Officer Service, in response to requests for comment. The statement notes that under the Wildlife Act, it is illegal to keep wildlife, including geese, as domestic pets, and the Canadian Wildlife Service will not issue permits for migratory birds to be

kept as pets. However, Rodda says she believes changes are needed in wildlife law enforcement. “The COs have a licence to kill, and that has to take a step back. I think he failed to really look at the situation and [understand it]. Being it was a wild bird, why could it not have gone to a sanctuary [or] somewhere else – because it would have been all right?” The MOE states the goose was not a candidate for release or rehabilitation because of disease issues associated with the handling

B.C. Conservatives lauded by leadership candidate British Columbia Conservative last provincial election, Brooks said leadership candidate Dan Brooks he is actively seeking new members in recently visited 100 Mile order to begin “building the House to meet with potential party” and find a candidate in party supporters. the constituency. Brooks is based in “Even though we didn’t Vanderhoof, where he runs elect anybody, the [B.C.] a hunting and fishing lodge. Conservative Party played a “I’ve been in tourism pretty very, very crucial role in this much all of my life. In my last election, and we took the background, I did an awful Dan Brooks entire political spectrum to lot of land and resource manthe right, toward free enteragement planning.” prise and personal freedoms. While his party did not put forward Continued on A16 a Cariboo-Chilcotin candidate in the


of habituated wildlife, as well as low survivability in the wild. Rodda had two domestic Muscovy ducks in the same pen to keep Daffy company. The ministry statement confirms it is also a health issue for wild geese to be penned together with domestic fowl, but noted that mandate falls to the Canadian Wildlife Service and Animal Health Centre. Rodda explains she does not understand how this is an issue, as any wild geese and ducks in the area can easily gain access to domestic fowl, such as her chickens. Daffy was free to fly away anytime, she notes, as its wings were never clipped and the pen was only four feet high. “If that goose flew over my fence and landed 50 feet down, what would be the difference? They lived together for three years, in different pens.” Rodda says she has always had animals, but never kept any other wild geese before taking this gander under her wing as a gosling.


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“We got Daffy as just a little ball of yellow. His mother had abandoned him.” According to the MOE statement, COs evaluate human-wildlife situations using expertise across agencies to determine the best course of action in each case. The ministry release states the COs have worked with Rodda to ensure an understanding of the rationale behind their actions and about the unlawful possession of wildlife. However, Rodda says she still doesn’t understand the need to kill her pet gander. “Geese bond for life. So, I actually was his mother, his mate. That’s what the traumatic part is of all this. “I think that is cruelty. They took him away and they killed him. It’s heartbreaking.”


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Substantive veteran issues unresolved


n Oct. 17, we saw yet another Conservative government throne speech filled with headlines without substance for Canada’s most seriously wounded veterans. The theme, Security and Prosperity in an Uncertain World, is particularly poignant as the nation prepares for Remembrance Week, and on Nov. 11, we honour the sacrifice of the fallen. Lest we forget as Remembrance Day approaches, that 150 Canadians died in Afghanistan under the Stephen Harper government’s stewardship of the War in Afghanistan. Lest we forget that more than 1,500 valiant Canadians have returned to our communities bereft of limbs, catastrophically wounded of mind and soul – as this nation once more was bloodied while providing security in an “Uncertain World.” Lest we forget the “sacred obligation” this nation has to those who have stood,

and those who still, stand Conservative government on guard for thee. claim it has provided Canada’s most seriously dignified burials for wounded veterans, impoverished veterans definitively identified by when they, during the Veterans Ombudsman last legislative review, Guy Parent as the primary retained the same restrictive victims of the New Veterans financial criteria resulting Charter, can only be in a 67 per cent denial rate dismayed at the throne of applicants? speech’s lack of focus on How many have been the Veterans denied since? portfolio. How can they Once again, boast about veterans, who reducing red have sacrificed tape? the greatest, will Have they be abandoned. unfairly reduced Once again, red tape by closing the nation’s of nine Veterans most seriously Affairs Canada wounded district offices Michael L. warriors will across the land; Blais, CD be forsaken by mass layoffs simply because of dedicated civil the Harper servants who government has refused spent their careers catering to embrace its “sacred to the special needs of war obligation.” and peace shattered veterans; Where is the increased by contracting out services support for Canada’s to Service Canada, already most seriously wounded, ravaged by budget-related identified by Veterans cutbacks, and making it Ombudsman Parent’s incapable of responding to report, under the enhanced the need? Charter? Asking Second World War How can this federal and Korean War veterans to


irch Avenue in 100 Mile House will be lined with folks who will watch with pride as the Remembrance Day Parade marches by at 10:30 a.m. on Monday (Nov. 11). Every year, 100 Mile House and area residents turn out to honour the men and women who put their lives on the line to fight for democracy and the Canadian way of life in the First World War, the Second World, the Korean War. Some of the people we honour on Remembrance Day are those who made the supreme sacrifice and lost their lives on foreign soil in the fight for democracy and other freedoms we enjoy today. We will remember them always. Other members of the Armed Forces came home from the great wars – many carried physical wounds – and most brought home the mental scars from the horrors of war that stay with them until the day they leave this world. We honour them not only for their sacrifices, but also for their strength to come home to raise the next generation of Canadians. Many of those who fought in the Second World War and the Korean War have either joined their loved ones and comrades who went before them, or are in the autumn of their lives and look forward to those tender reunions. We honour them during the days that lead up to Remembrance Day. We salute their spirit and marvel at the strength and pride in their eyes as they gaze around the 100 Mile Community Hall, which will be packed to the rafters again this year. Then, they will make eye contact with their fellow veterans and nod with approval at the turnout. Finally, they will turn their attention to their spouses and smile about the strength they have provided each other since coming home from war to build a life together for their children and children’s children’s children. We can only wonder where the Veterans’ memories take them when we all stand in silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to remember The Fallen. We can never forget them because of what they have done for us when we're safe in our comfortable beds – far from the shelling, the mud and blood, and the mutilation and death that are the horrors of war. There is a new waive of Veterans in Canada now – those who have returned from peacekeeping missions. They, too, have seen the horrors of a technologically advanced war where they were surrounded by a people, and it was hard to tell who were friends and foes. They, too, have lost comrades, suffered physical and psychological wounds. They, too, deserve to be honoured and helped to find work and to be supported in their post-military careers.

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go to the website is not the answer. Asking Post-traumatic Stress Disorder-afflicted veterans to use a phone app is not the answer. The constructive answer is offering comprehensive service. The traditions of this nation are to be cherished and the inclusion of all veterans, who served in all eras, on the National War Memorial is an admirable move forward. Yet we must be mindful at all times of the sacrifice that the National War Memorial represents. There must be equality for all veterans who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, the families and disabled veterans. There must be an equality that does not exist as a direct consequence of the New Veterans Charter and the government’s refusal to resolve the substantive issues. “One Veteran, One Standard.” Michael L Blais CD is the founder/president of the Canadian Veterans Advocacy.

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War was hell for both sides The goal: ‘fight for peace with peace and not with war To the editor: A former soldier read, and liked, a poem for peace I’d sent to a veterans’ organization working hard for peace. He phoned me, and with time, we became good friends. He’d often invite my wife and me to visit him and he liked nothing better than if he could tell us about events of the war he’d been in. At Christmas, he and I went to a veterans’ hospital in Manitoba

to visit and hand out Christmas goodies. I know war, no matter how adventurous and how right it may seem to one side or the other, or to both, is horrible, brutish and fiendish. One day I told my soldier friend, Joe (not his real name), “you didn’t have to join the military.” He said, “I had to.” I said, “No, you didn’t have to. You could have taken prison or

even death.” Then he said, “The honour.” I knew very well what he meant. His country was at war, and as soon as he joined up, he was a regular guy doing his duty. His parents, church, friends, young ladies, children, and all looked up to him and admired him. Besides, young men fear being called cowards more than they fear the enemy and especially so when they’re still far from the front with

all of its agony, gore, and death. So, even though, as he told me, he had always been against the war, off to war he went. He was one of the fortunate ones – he survived. By the way, my friend, “Joe,” had fought in Hitler’s army, the Wehrmacht. “Joe” was a regular guy; he fully thought he was just doing his duty; our boys were regular guys, too. Instead of killing one another in war, we should listen to the voice

of Nicholas Peters, a soldier buried in an Allied graveyard in Germany, pleading with us to go a different way. Here is what appears on his tombstone: SHOW US YOUR LIGHT, O GOD, THAT WE MAY FIGHT FOR PEACE WITH PEACE AND NOT WITH WAR.

To the editor: I am writing about the lady who lives near 100 Mile House and had her pet Canada goose killed by conservation officers. I didn’t know Marilyn Rodda, but I spoke with her on the phone after getting her telephone number from the local feed store. After watching Marilyn’s story, like most people I was appalled. I believe Marilyn is a senior citizen enjoying her rural lifestyle with her animals – a very important part of her family. On the TV news, I could see chickens and ducks. I don’t know what other animals she has, but I do know she used to have a Canada goose, which was confiscated from her when she was not

home and killed. It was clear in her interview that she and the goose were very close. They were friends, buddies and companions like many of us are with our pet dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, rats, etc. There are no words to describe the despicable, heartless individual who removed and killed Marilyn’s goose. To have conservation officers – public employees paid by the taxpayers – sneak onto a senior’s property when she isn’t home, confiscate her best friend and kill it makes me sick and very angry. All of this done without any prior discussion, letter or warning to the property owner. If the residents of 100 Mile House find the actions of the con-

servation officers disgusting and cruel, take action and do something about it. Write a letter to your mayor, MLA, and the premier. You have the choice to refuse to do business with organizations that conduct themselves in such an inhumane

way. I’m not the kind of person who writes letters to the paper; I’m not a member of Greenpeace or any particular political party. I do belong to a group of people that believe in common sense and compassion for others.

100 Mile: stand up to this injustice before it goes unnoticed and unpunished. Editor's Note: See story on Page A7 of this edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press. Dan Smith Anahim Lake

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Registration won’t reduce thefts To the editor: I don’t think that registration of ATVs will decrease the number of ATV thefts at all. In my opinion, it will only be another expense for the ATV owners and will only end up as another burden on the RCMP, as they will have to enforce the registration. It’s also one more reason to hand out fines and

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Help the hospital, get a flu shot Union (HEU) and the B.C. Nurses’ Union even 40 per cent is better than nothing. (BCNU). After two weeks of expert testimony, Avery said the union will continue to arbitrator Robert Diebolt, a retired UBC urge its members to take advantage of law professor, wrote as follows: on-site flu shot clinics. That’s right, like “It is indisputable that influenza can be a most provincial employees, they all get serious, even fatal, disease. Immunization immunization that is not only also indisputably provides a free but administered at work. measure of protection to healthKendall announced the care workers and I have found regulation last year, after finding that their immunization reduces that 40 per cent of employees in influenza transmission to patients. long-term care were not getting “I have also concluded that the current influenza vaccine, there is a real and serious patient and the rate of immunization safety issue and the policy is was declining. a helpful program to reduce Their objections make no patient risk.” sense. Aside from the selfThe B.C. Centre for Disease Tom serving “rights” argument, they Control calculates that if all Fletcher complain that the annual flu health-care workers would get vaccine isn’t effective enough. immunized, the risk to patients The formula is developed by would be reduced nearly 50 per international effort to track the dominant cent. The Ministry of Health warns: “you strains that emerge as winter rolls around can spread influenza for 24 hours before the world. Kendall says a poor match you have any symptoms.” results in about 40 per cent immunity, and What would cause educated health-care a good match reaches 90 per cent. At the workers to defy common sense? A hint is risk of stating the obvious, he notes that provided by professional union promoter


got my influenza shot this week, paid for out of pocket since I don’t qualify for any of the higher-risk groups provided with free immunization. A reminder to take this simple health precaution came in October when a labour arbitrator ruled it is a reasonable employment requirement for healthcare workers to either get the current immunization or mask up in patient-care areas. Quiet advocacy by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall has paid off. Staff, doctors, outside contractors and visitors will have to put patients first. Health-care unions pressed a grievance on behalf of members who insist they have a right to refuse immunization and increase exposure to patients. They have apparently run up the white flag. “We will be telling our members to comply with the new policy, or risk being fired,” said an overly dramatic Val Avery, president of the Health Sciences Association (HSA). HSA lawyers led the grievance, supported by the Hospital Employees’

and publicist Bill Tieleman, who railed about the decision on his blog. This regulation is inspired by big bad United States health-care corporations that would rather impose immunization than pay for sick days, Tieleman asserts. Ah, so an infected health-care employee should wander the wards until symptoms emerge, and then go home for a few days of paid rest. What a perfectly stupid idea! Last week, BCNU president Debra McPherson was warning about “chaos” at the new Surrey Memorial emergency ward, her latest of a career of media protests. The big new facility is already overflowing, and more beds and more staff are needed immediately. Perhaps if better preventive measures were taken by nurses, doctors and other staff, this chronic “chaos” would be reduced and these unions would have more credibility. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@


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the province Grow-op discovered via Halloween bush fire KELOWNA - A resident on Glenford Road in West Kelowna was growing marijuana police discovered last night (Oct. 31) in the wake of a Halloween hedge fire. A 48-year-old man who owns a home on the street is now facing charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act as he allegedly shot a firework off into his bushes, drawing the fire department and then attention from police. "About 70 kilograms of undried fresh green leaves and stems as well as about four kilograms of dried marijuana bud were located behind the hedge," said Sgt Wade Seversen, Kelowna RCMP. He has been charged with production of marihuana contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and released pending Crown approval of charges under Section 7(1) CDSA. He was also issued a West Kelowna Bylaw ticket for failing to have a permit to use fireworks. No one was injured. Serious injury on Burns Lake railway BURNS LAKE - A young man was struck and seriously injured by a CN rail train in Burns Lake Oct. 31 at approximately 4 a.m. RCMP were notified by CN officials of the accident. Burns Lake RCMP, the B.C. Ambulance Service and the Burns Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department attended the scene. The young man was treated at Lakes District Hospital and transported by air ambulance to another facility for treatment where he is in critical condition with head trauma. The accident occurred near the end of Government St. where it intersects with Third Ave. There is no rail crosswalk near the area, although a well-worn path exists on the other side of the tracks as a shortcut. The young man has been identified as First Nation, said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, RCMP spokesperson. He is not believed to be from the Burns Lake area. Further details are being withheld until the man's family has been notified.

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RCMP urge folks to lock vehicles


100 Mile RCMP responded to 83 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Incident snowballed On Nov. 2, 100 Mile House RCMP responded to a single-vehicle incident on Highway 97 near the 108 Mile Ranch. The female driver of a pickup truck was towing a utility trailer southbound on Highway 97 and lost control of the vehicle and slid into the ditch. This vehicle was pulled out by a passerby. The vehicle was not damaged and no one was injured at the time. A second vehicle travelling southbound then ran into the side of the parked vehicle, pushing the first vehicle to the side and knock-

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100 Mile House RCMP responded to a single-vehicle incident near the intersection of Horse Lake and Mercer roads in 100 Mile House on Nov. 2.

ing the owner to the ground. The operator of the second vehicle then vacated the driver’s seat and got into the passenger seat. Witnesses identified the second female as the offending driver. She was issued a violation ticket for driving without a licence and driving without due care. The owner of the second vehicle, who

had been in the passenger seat, was issued an appearance notice to appear in 100 Mile Court on Jan. 14 for obstruction, as he had been attempting to mislead the officers at the scene. The injured person was assessed at the scene by an Ambulance Services crew for minor injuries, and was subsequently released. Both vehicles were still drivable and they both left the scene.

Weather conditions were a factor in the first vehicle leaving the road. Speed and driver error were the contributing factors to the subsequent collision.

Sometime overnight Oct. 28-29, unknown culprits removed tires and rims from a vehicle parked on the lot at Sunrise Ford in 100 Mile House. The value of the aftermarket rims and tires is believed to be $7,000. During the past week, there have been eight reports of unlocked vehicles being rummaged through in the District of 100 Mile House, including Blackstock Road, Evergreen Drive and Cariboo Trail. The 100 Mile RCMP reminds people to lock their vehicles when they are unattended. 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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With flu season approaching, public health nurses across Interior Health (IH) are gearing up for this year’s influenza (flu) vaccination campaign. Last year, more than 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,” says Dr. Rob Parker, IH Medical Health Officer. “This year’s vaccine contains three different flu strains that will offer protection against two influenza A viruses and one influenza B virus. “Getting a flu shot and washing your hands frequently are the two most effective ways to protect yourself and others from getting the flu.” The flu is highly contagious and can cause severe complications for those with heart, lung, and others health problems. Many physician offices and pharmacies also provide vaccines free to those who are eligible. Free flu shots in the South Cariboo are at: 100 Mile House Free shots are available at the South Cariboo Health Centre (555D Cedar Ave.) today (Nov. 6) for surnames starting with

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Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, second from left, celebrated the completion of the 70 Mile North and Stormy Road four-lane projects with Thompson-Nicola Regional District Area E Director Sally Watson on Oct. 29. Brian Kent, left, and Dean Nendick of Cantex Construction joined the official project-completion photograph.

Four-lane projects complete Two Cariboo Connector four-lane projects on Highway 97 near 70 Mile House were completed Oct. 29, increasing safety and mobility on this important corridor. The $11.8-million 70 Mile North project widened four kilometres of highway from just north of Willow Road to 1.2 km north of Cunningham Road.

The $14-million Stormy Road project has realigned and expanded 4.4 km of highway, starting approximately one km south of Stormy Road and tying into the existing four-lanes at Bullock Road. The expansion improves mobility for those connecting to Clinton or 100 Mile House. The two additional lanes provide new passing opportunities in both directions to improve safety for motorists.


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get clear of the vehicle. They were assessed at the scene by an ambulance crew. The vehicle did not have winter tires. The condition of the vehicles tires was a contributing factor to this collision. The 100 Mile RCMP is advising again that winter driving conditions are in effect. Slow down and ensure your vehicle is properly prepared for winter conditions when it is being operated in the 100 Mile House area. Vehicle stolen Sometime overnight Oct. 31-Nov. 1, an unlocked Toyota Yaris was stolen from a residence on Blackstock Road in 100 Mile House. The vehicle was recovered two kilometres south of Horse Lake Road on the pipeline later that morning. The

vehicle had sustained severe damage. Anyone having information about this theft is asked to call the 100 Mile House RCMP detachment at 250395-2456, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477). Minor damage On Oct. 28, 100 Mile RCMP responded to a two-vehicle incident on Highway 97 at 93 Mile Loop Road south of 100

Mile House. The female driver of a Ford Ranger pickup attempted to cross Highway 97, but did not see a vehicle that was southbound. The other driver swerved, but was unable to avoid a complete collision. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. No one was injured. The investigation into this collision is continuing.

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Dan Brooks relays resource platform From A7

“The [B.C.] Liberals tacked to counter us. In previous elections, we weren’t a force, and so they could ignore us, but in this election, we were a significant force, and so they had to tack that way.” In this manner, his party did a “great service” for the province and its democracy, he said, so despite having no members sitting in the legislature, those election efforts were not made in vain. “This province will be better by our presence alone. Imagine how much better it will be when we are in

government,” he added, chuckling. Brooks explained he realizes people feel discouraged about the lack of strength in his party, but without his rightwing party views, they will have only an “NDP and NDP-like” perspective in the legislature. “We need a party that represents the ideals of [B.C.] Conservatives across the province. That’s what we are trying to build.” Most small rural communities in B.C. are either “outright suffering or stagnant,” Brooks said, with little economic growth and dwindling population. “Across rural B.C. in the last 15 years, we

have lost 58,000 people. That’s an awful lot of people.” Last year, 10,000 residents left the province, he noted, while others have gone to larger urban centres. “As a potential leader of the [B.C.] Conservative party, that is a worrying trend that I propose to change. So, we have got to put the focus on rebuilding the rural resource economy.” Brooks explained agriculture, forestry and tourism issues in the South Cariboo are likely much the same as in Vanderhoof, as they all require dedicated land. “So, you have to find

ways to utilize land to maximize your revenue base off of that land base. And, there are some deterrents that currently exist.” He noted the first example of this that came to his mind. “Aboriginal land claims ... have become an economic deterrent, and have made economic growth in our rural resource areas extremely difficult. “I agree entirely with the idea of consultation and accommodation, but you can’t perpetuate this indefinitely. At some point in time, someone is going to have to stand up and say, ‘we are going to

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Following are the highlights from the Oct. 22 District of 100 Mile House council meeting: Winter roads preparation Council approved awarding the 2013-15 contract for supplying winter sand for municipal road, sidewalks and district parking areas to United Concrete and Gravel for the amount of $62,025.60. The two other tenders submitted by local companies ranged between about $81,000 and $89,000. Snowmobile trails A letter of support will be sent for the Gold Rush Trail

Regional Management Committee’s application to Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) for funding to implement Phase 1 of its business plan. This includes plans to upgrade and further connect trails, generate website and social media content, produce maps and brochures and add trail signage. Vehicles sold Council has accepted closed bids for the sale of two older vehicles no longer needed by the District of 100 Mile House. A 1986 Ford step van will be sold to Tom Szatmari for $1,375, and a 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck will be sold to Bud Williams for $100. They had been advertized for sale on an “as is-where is” basis

for bids that closed on Oct. 16. Grant request An application from the South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) for a grant-inaid will be forwarded to the South Cariboo Joint Planning Committee (SCJPC) for consideration. The written request from SCHF is for $1,300

for its inaugural Starry Nights campaign, but includes a grid with other contribution options and associated recognition levels. Council forwards all grant-in-aid requests to the SCJPC for its recommendations because the grant money is now split between 100 Mile House and the Cariboo Regional District budgets.

force this issue’.” Brooks added the “biggest problem” on First Nations reserves is abject poverty, and the way to eliminate that is to provide jobs. “How do you get jobs? You build a rural resource economy. So, by building economic growth in your rural communities, that benefits First Nations.” The current MLAs have become “rubber stamp machines” who follow the party lines, he said, while the B.C. Conservatives will empower constituents by empowering their MLA to represent them as they see fit. Brooks noted he plans to visit the South Cariboo again before the party leadership elections take place April 11-12. “I’m going to be down here in 100 Mile the first week of December. This time I’ll be holding an event ... we’ll have a meet-and-greet.”

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The local chapter of a support group for blind and visually impaired people has a significant fundraising initiative underway. The 100 Mile House & District White Cane Club is conducting its 20th Annual Diamond Raffle, which will see a ticket drawn for a diamond ring valued at $1,299 on Dec. 5. Tickets are $1 – or 11 for $10 – and available at Sharon’s Jewellery & Watch Repair on Birch Avenue in 100 Mile House until the end of November. Chapter president Marilyn Vinson says the money raised goes toward purchasing assisted-living devices, medical travel expenses, recreational activities and general support for people with vision loss. “With most dis-


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Ben Johnson, Teresa Galati and Marilyn Vinson, middle, sold tickets for the 20th Annual Diamond Raffle at Save-On-Foods in 100 Mile House on Oct. 25. The raffle is a major fundraiser for the 100 Mile House & District White Cane Club.

abilities, it’s really difficult to understand what someone else is going through if you’re not there yourself. The support part

of it is really important.” Other prizes include gift certificates for local businesses and an international cookbook put together by

the Canadian Council of the Blind in Ottawa, which visited a number of embassies to retrieve recipes from places around the world.

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PAC funding announced New gaming funds were announced for school parent advisory councils (PACs) in the Williams Lake and 100 Mile House areas last week, but there is some question about how the funds will be distributed given school closures and amalgamations. School District #27 superintendent Mark Thiessen said SD27 currently doesn’t have answers as to how the funding will be divided given the changes in the district or why some schools are not on the list for PAC funding, but he will be examining the question. SD27 District PAC and 21 school PACs in this area will share $99,980 in community gaming grants from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Victoria announced the funding Oct. 23. “Parent Advisory Councils are a great way for parents to get involved in their chil-

dren’s education, and they provide wonderful services that really benefit students,” said Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “These Community Gaming Grants help PACs in our region fund great programs and activities that enrich the lives of our children.” PAC grants are based on student enrolment and are paid annually at $20 per student. District PAC, which is composed of members from each school PAC in a district, receives $2,500 a year to fund educational and promotional materials, administrative costs, and assist communication among schools, parents, students and the community. The SD27 south end schools on the list to receive PAC funding include: 100 Mile Elementary: $6,200. Peter Skene Ogden secondary: $13,280. Mile 108 Elemen-

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The Third Annual Cariboo Horsey Ladies Christmas Banquet and Charity Auction will be held at Wildmans Family Dining & Lounge at Interlakes Corner on Nov. 15. Dinner will be a traditional Christmas turkey buffet and there will be a good selection of vegetarian dishes. It will be a coming together one evening a year to celebrate Christmas and the love of the horse. Last year, more than 250 horses were represented by the ladies in attendance. We invite all horse-loving gals to join in the fun, as well as raise some money for a local charity. The charity is chosen that evening by ballot vote from each attending lady and it will receive all money raised by silent and a live auctions. This year, Donna Nivison is our Horsey Lady auctioneer. Tickets, which are $30 each, are selling quickly and are available at The Log House, 100 Mile Feed & Ranch, and the Country Pedlar. For more information, contact Rein-Beau Images photo organizer Cheryle Hickman at 250- The annual Cariboo Horsey Ladies Christmas Banquet and Charity Auction is all about the love of horses. 593-4139.


Wranglers to sign post-game autographs A new promotional partnership between the 100 Mile House Wranglers and the 100 Mile House Free Press will see player autograph sessions after home games. Programs for sale at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre will contain inserts featuring a new player each home game. Fans can have them signed after the game. Starting on Nov. 11 – when the

Wranglers host the Chase Heat at 4 p.m. – team captain Jaidan Ward will be available post-game to meet fans and sign autographs. At the end of the regular season, the fan with the most number of individually autographed inserts could win an autographed Wranglers team jersey. Upcoming players will be featured in the 100 Mile House Free Press each Wednesday.

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We remember their sacrifice — November 11

Canim Lake Band Veterans remembered By Marianne Van Osch Since the War of 1812, First Nations men have been fighting as part of British forces in conflicts around the world. Over 7,000 men volunteered to serve in the First and Second World Wars. Julian Boyce was one of 200 young men from the Shuswap Nation who volunteered during the First World War (WWI). He re-enlisted in the army in June 1942. When the Second World War (WWII) threw the world into chaos once again, Boyce answered the call to serve. After basic training he was sent overseas where he saw active duty. He was discharged and returned home to Canim Lake in August 1943. He was stationed in the Army Reserves in

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the Maritimes where he rose through the ranks as a highly respected

By Kimberly VanderHorst I watch the Veterans march each Remembrance Day and feel a surge of pride. I see how high their chins lift and how steady their gazes are. Despite the weight of years and the memory of war’s grief lodged in their hearts, they live on, and they remember. They also teach. They teach us war isn’t just a story history has told us. When I was younger, I flinched

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him the rest of his life. Paul Theodore served overseas during WWII. He seldom spoke about what he had seen and done. He was known as a good man who trapped and hunted for his family. Morris Dixon enlisted in 1941. He was taken prisoner by the Germans in Sicily during the Italian Campaign. When he was rescued by Allied soldiers, he weighed 118 pounds. He married Lillian Bates from the Sugar Cane Reserve. Peter Christopher served overseas in both wars, taking part in several major battles. He was an all-star hockey player with the Alkali Braves. Edward Dixon Sr. joined the army when he was 20 years old, in 1940. He served as a gunner in both the Northern European and Italian Theatres

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away from the mere sight of our Veterans, and even more from the thought of them. They made me feel uncomfortable because their very existence reminded me the world is sometimes a hard and hurting place. And the scope of their lives, what they have done, what they have given, makes mine feel small in comparison. I felt like they had given me a gift and I’d made poor use of it. I used to feel uncomfortable and ashamed when I saw the Veterans march, but one year that changed. I watched and felt more than just a strange mingling of pride and

discomfort. I felt a sudden sense of possessiveness as I realized I wasn’t watching “the” Veterans march; I was watching “our” Veterans march. I realized they are ours, and we are theirs. I realized that while war is hatred given breath, service in war can be manifestation of love. And now, when I watch our Veterans march each year, the discomfort and shame are gone. Instead I feel love, and humility, and a touch of awe that these amazing men and women gave so much so we could have so much. I re-examine my life and think of

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and nod in quiet acceptance of the gift they have given. I want to honour that gift by continuing to shape my life with kindness, tolerance, and a desire to give service whenever and however it is needed. I can think of no better way to honour the men and women who have served us, than to serve each other in such a way that there can be no war among us. Kimberly VanderHorst is a member of the South Cariboo Writers’ Guild.

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of WWII. He took part in battles that liberated Holland and Belgium. Henry Bob served his country as a Sapper in WWII. He was one of the few veterans who would talk about his experiences. He would describe battles to make clear to everyone the dreadful reality of war. At the same time, he would tell about the positive things he had seen. He is remembered for his compassion for everyone. Individual memorial markers honouring the Canim Lake Veterans have been placed in the Cemetery at the Reserve. A Remembrance Day ceremony will be held on Nov. 7 at Eliza Archie Memorial School at 10:45 a.m. Marianne Van Osch is an author, historian and storyteller who resides at Forest Grove.

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We remember their sacrifice — November 11 By Glenna Metchette At the age of 41, my uncle Austen Noel Willett enlisted in the Army at Vernon with the Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles Regiment. Born Christmas Day 1900, he was too young to fight in the First World War, so was determined to serve his country in the Second World War. While taking basic training in Nanaimo, he slept in a cold, damp tent and came down with life-threatening pneumonia. Recovering, but still weak, he joined his unit doing guard duty at the Welland Canal before heading to Nova Scotia where he trained to drive Sherman tanks. His unit boarded a ship recently arrived from New Zealand, but before the captain could replenish his stores, they were ordered to sail to England. They had to eat black potatoes. It was so crowded that men slept on hammocks and table tops. During the crossing, their Destroyer escort exploded in flames. In England, they spent the night travelling, made difficult as the only lights allowed were two cylinders smaller than a shotgun shell mounted on each front fender.Soon, they watched England’s bombers heading across the English Channel to bomb rail lines and roads in hopes of stopping an invasion. With the sun shining on them, they looked like schools of silver fish, but those that returned did so with faltering engines. Tanks and trucks were loaded aboard a Liberty ship and they sailed to France. There, travelling along a deeply rutted road caused by military traffic, they caught up to a heavily loaded United States

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truck swaying and rolling so much that a case of Spam fell out, which they gave to local people. While driving through Belgium, they were delighted to hear school children call-

ing out, “Canadian Soldat.” On Christmas Eve, some German buzz bombs launched for England fell short, one exploding next to the building where they were sleeping. After arriving in Holland, Austen billeted with a family that had lived underground for four years, surviving only because the father and his sister were doctors. In Holland, everyone was starving as the Germans had looted all the food in the country. Neighbours traded cats with neighbours, so they didn’t have to eat their own pets. Austen’s unit traded tea and chocolate

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rations with farmers for eggs, each soldier getting one egg every three months. For Christmas dinner, their officers gave them one cold lamb chop, one hot spud done in foil, and one orange. Austen gave his orange to the family. Crossing a Bailey bridge, the tank unit followed Montgomery’s forces across the Rhine towards the Front.

With so many ambulance drivers killed in action, Austen volunteered to drive behind the front lines. Whenever they stopped to rest, he slept under the ambulance. Two members of a film crew accompanied them, but they were so scared for their lives they dug themselves beds below ground level each time they stopped. But there was little sleep. A battery of guns behind them fired off volleys during the night to keep the Germans awake and on their toes and to slow them down from lack of sleep. Alive and finally heading home from England at the end of

the war, Austen spent his last night in an old stone barracks with no heat. All night he shiv-

ered in his uniform and great coat. Continued on A28

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By Mitch Campsall Each year in November, Canadians give pause to reflect on our way of life in Canada – each year I am reminded of those poignant words of former prime minister John Diefenbaker. “I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right,

free to oppose what I take time to thank those believe wrong, or free past and present who to choose those have served this who shall govgreat country – ern my country.” many of whom As Canadians, made the greatwe enjoy those est sacrifice of f reedoms all so that we because of a genmay continue to eration of men enjoy a way of Mitch and women who life that we far Campsall served this countoo often take try so bravely to for granted. preserve our way of life. To those men and Each November, we women, past and pres-

ent, of the Canadian Armed Forces, and on behalf of our community, we join all Canadians to say, “Thank you – we shall never forget your sacrifice.” Mitch Campsall is the Mayor of the District of 100 Mile House.

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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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FAST bytes CROSS COUNTRY Two Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School students braved torrential downpours in Aldergrove on the weekend, while running in the BC High School Cross-Country Championships on Nov. 2. Grade 9 student Brandon Balbirnie finished 70th of 242 in the senior division, running 6.3 kilometres in 23:42.52. Grade 9 student Caily Mellott ran the 4.3-kilometre course in 19:35.63, good enough for 111th of 232.

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Wranglers forward William Orrey faced-off against Nathan Grieve of the Sicamous Eagles during a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House on Nov. 3.

Upward trajectory for Wranglers

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Sunday was only a slight hiccup in an otherwise huge week for the 100 Mile House Wranglers. The expansion Junior B hockey team knocked off the division-leading Kamloops Storm in backto-back games, 3-0 on Oct. 30 and 6-4 on Nov. 1. The Wranglers went on to beat the Sicamous Eagles 4-3 on Nov. 2 before dropping one in overtime, 3-2 on Nov. 3. That’s seven points in four games for 100 Mile House, which improve to 9-8-0-3, good enough for second place in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Doug Birks Division. Up 2-0 over Sicamous after one period of play at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Nov. 3, it looked like the Wranglers were going to reel off four straight wins.

“We took the second period off, is really what it came down to,” says defenceman Braeden St. Louis. “We came out flat and that’s what happens.” Sicamous scored twice in the middle frame. The game was tied 2-2 in overtime when Sicamous scored a power play goal seconds after Donovan Law took a tripping penalty. “He [the referee] let a lot of stuff go in the third and called that in overtime. Personally, I don’t think it’s a good call,” St. Louis adds. “We were feeling good until after this game. We picked up big points this week.” Connor Sloan, who plays alongside Lane Van de Wetering and Luke Santerno, the Wranglers top line, agrees the team has been impressive of late. “I think it’s definitely a high point [in the season] when you beat the best team in the division twice in a row.” Van de Wetering scored 100 Mile House’s first

goal against Sicamous on Nov. 3. “I think we’re getting better with every game we play,” he says. “We had a couple lulls here and there, but that happens. I think we’ll continue doing what we’re doing.” The forwards also talked about the atmosphere at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre. “It’s always nice playing with a full rink every night,” Sloan says. “A lot of teams get half the fans we get.” Van de Wetering adds there’s great energy in the building. “It’s great to have people behind you, backing you the whole time. You come to the rink and you know you’re going to have a good crowd. It gets you right into the game. You really want Continued on A24

‘Amazing experience’ at Head of the Charles Regatta One of about 9,000 athletes on the Charles River in Boston competing this year in the world’s largest regatta was former 100 Mile House resident Alex Lubbe. She is a member of the girls senior eight rowing crew at Shawnigan Lake School. Every year approximately 300,000 spectators revel in the Head of the Charles Regatta, a two-day event that sees individual competitors and teams from high schools, colleges

and clubs from all over the United States and other countries. Competing this year, the 49th annual, was a first for Shawnigan Lake School, a private school near Victoria, and for Lubbe, 17, who attended Grade 8-10 in 100 Mile House and still has family in the area. The Grade 12 student occupied seat five on the boat’s starboard side on Oct. 20, and says the experience – taking in historic scenery, on

the water with the world’s best – is something she’ll never forget. “A while ago, I would never have pictured myself going to it. It was the most amazing experience. I wasn’t expecting it.” The 4,800-metre course was full of sharp turns and other boats and was tough to navigate, she adds. “The start was crazy. Having almost 90 boats there and they’re sending you off at different times. It’s pretty overwhelming.

“Normally in a rowing race, you don’t come in contact with other boats. But in this one, when you pass a boat, your blades would hit each other. It was weird because it was almost like a contact sport. “You’re right on the skyline and you can see all the big buildings,” she adds of the view from the Charles River, which separates Boston and Cambridge, Mass. Continued on A24

The 100 Mile Curling Club is looking to recruit curlers for the Fun/Business League that runs Monday nights. It is a fun and relaxed curling league that is open to all skill levels, including new curlers, organizers explain. Equipment and instruction are provided by curling club members. Anyone can join, whether it is a group of business colleagues, community group, or a group of friends. It runs until Dec.16 and costs $260 for a team of four. For more information, contact Dustin Leduc at 250-395-4004 or 250-791-5347.

PEEWEES ON THE ROAD The Primal Electric Milers of the 100 Mile & District Minor Hockey Association are heading north for two games in Quesnel this weekend. The Tier 3 peewee rep teams take the ice on Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. before a game at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 10. Later this month, the team travels to Winfield for a tournament on Nov. 22-24.

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Work will pay dividends Midget rep team readying for upcoming Sicamous tourney

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Skill development and systems work were on the agenda recently at a local midget rep hockey team practice at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House. A few skating drills were mixed in for the Tier 3 club, sponsored by Mayvin’s Plumbing and Heating, as they prepare for a tournament in Sicamous on Nov. 8-10. Although the season has just started, coach Dustin Price says the team has improved quite a bit through only a couple league games

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Midget rep hockey players Cooper Uphill, left, Ben Ryan and fellow teammates looked on as assistant coach Karl Faber gave instructions during a practice at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Nov. 2.

and one tournament. However, there’s a long way to go before the club hosts provin-

cials in March, he adds. “We’re looking forward to provincials and giving the hometown

crowd a good show. A lot of our players have some really raw skill we need to chip away at.

“Then we need to put down some good system work that will help us compete against some of the more skilled teams.” It’s Price’s second season as head coach. There’s an equal mix of new and returning players this year, as well as a few Bantam level skaters. “We’re a hard-working team,” Price says. “We have that going for us. “We’ve had some injuries on defence. Once things get sorted back there, I think we’ll look good defensively. And offensively, we’ll be able to put the puck in the net as well.”

Stampeders stomp Tomahawks The Williams Lake Stampeders handed the Lac la Hache Tomahawks their first loss on home ice this season. Lac la Hache hosted Williams Lake at the Rolf Zeis Memorial

Arena on Nov. 2, and the league-leading Stampeders put on an offensive display, knocking off the Tomahawks 9-5. Lac la Hache’s record moves to 2-4, while Williams Lake sits atop

the Central Interior Hockey League standings at 5-2. Shot totals were 39-35 in favour of Williams Lake, which scored four goals in the first period before getting shut out in the second and

adding five more in the third. Lac la Hache forward Gilbert Robbins scored first for the Tomahawks. In the second period, Donovan Nicholas scored on the power play and Roy Nichol found the back of the net to make things interesting heading into the final frame with the score 4-3. Williams Lake scored twice before defencemen Drew Rose, who earned five points on the night, notched one

for Lac la Hache. The Stampeders added two more before Nicholas found his second of the game. With under a minute left Williams Lake added its ninth. Assists for Lac la Hache went to Rose (4), Nichol, Robin Gilbert, Kyle Crump and Robbins. Lac la Hache travels north to Quesnel to face off with the Kangaroos on Nov. 9. They host Williams Lake again on Nov. 23. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m.


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Cranking up the noise

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Attendance is high and there’s no real shortage of support for the newest team in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, but the 100 Mile House Wranglers organization has a number of new things on the go aimed at enhancing fan experience at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre. New cowbells, stadium horns and plastic thunder sticks are, or will soon be, on sale. “We just want to make as much noise in the building as we possibly can,” says Don Jones, Wranglers director of marketing. The organization also started selling new home (white) and away (blue) team jerseys. Jones says the jerseys are very similar to the actual jerseys the players wear.

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100 Mile House Wranglers club president/director Tom Bachynski, right, stood with Don Jones, director of marketing, at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House on Oct. 30. The pair sported new team jerseys the club has on sale for Wranglers fans.

“They’re a little bit thinner, but they’re better than than mesh ones we did have on sale. They’re good quality jerseys (and

sell for $70 each).” Fans have already seen the Tim Hortons air cannon in action that fires T-shirts into

the stands. And there’s also a new promotion with Canadian 2 For 1 Pizza that sees one hot and large pizza deliv-

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ered to a fan at each home game. Jones says when fans hear the doorbell near the beginning of the third period, they’ll know the pizza has arrived. Adding, the recipient “gets friends in a hurry.” Wranglers gear is also seen everywhere around town, as some local businesses have started sporting jerseys on game days. “The more we get the jerseys out in the community, the better it is for us,” Jones says. “The people are getting behind us, and businesses too.” The 100 Mile House Free Press is also getting involved, having formed a new promotional partnership with the team that will see player autograph sessions after home games. (More information can be found on Page A19 of this edition of this paper.)

Snowmobile Club has executive changes

Alan Reichardt did not get his wish to pass the torch to a new president, so he will remain president of the 100 Mile Snowmobile Club for one more year. However, Reichardt notes the club has some new faces on the executive and he thanks those individuals for volunteering to fill those positions. The 2013/14 executive includes

vice-president Dirk Dunkel, secretary Miles Holte, treasurer Laurie Lautrup, trails director Bruce Anderson, groomer director Gil Adolph, clubhouse director Rolf Bachmann, and directors Karen Vanshagen, Tamara Van Loon, Sue Meyers and Teresa Dunkel. Club meetings are on the second Wednesday of month at the clubhouse at

7 p.m. sharp. The upcoming rides include trips to Wells, Ten-ee-ah Lodge, and Gold Bridge. Memberships are available to purchase at all snowmobile dealers. “If you have any comments or ideas for the upcoming season please do not hesitate to bring them forward at a monthly meeting or contact me by e-mail at aland

Alex Lubbe rows in world’s largest regatta From A22

“We rode right by Boston University and [Harvard University’s Weld Boathouse)].”

Alex Lubbe

Lubbe’s boat finished 27th of 85. It was pretty good, she says, for

a team that only started practising together again since the beginning of the school year in September and compared to other teams that don’t have the same break in their training. “We had our fitness up, but we could have used more time working on our skills in the boat.” She also talks about visiting Harvard University and meeting the crew of the Canadian women’s eight rowing team. “We didn’t talk to them for too long because they raced right after us. But, they watched the end of our race and they signed something for us.” Lubbe, originally

from Kamloops, started rowing as a Grade 10 student in 100 Mile House. She started attending Shawnigan Lake School in Grade 11 and says it’s been a busy time, but good for rowing – “the water

never freezes” – and she is preparing herself for university. She’s undecided exactly where she’ll end up next year, but plans to study kinesiology and continue rowing. “People can underes-

timate how much work goes into it. You only get out what you’re willing to put in. The competition is so big. You’re doing it as a team, but you also have personal things you want to achieve.”

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to win for them, and you really want to win for the team.” Goalies Nathan Warren and Kristian Stead continue to come up big for the Wranglers. Stead was in net for the 4-3 win over Sicamous on Nov. 2, while Warren started for both Kamloops games, making 37 saves for a shutout win on Oct. 30 and turning away 47 of 51 shots on Nov. 1. Basically, Warren stood on his head against Kamloops, coach/general manager Doug Rogers says. The coach adds two

keys to winning hockey games this season are great play from the goalies and outworking other teams. “It’s a big step for us,” he says of the recent winning streak. It’s the growth we want to see. “The kids have worked hard to get to this point and deserve a lot of credit. Obviously, we still have a lot of stuff to work on and grow as a team, including playing complete games.” The Wranglers play in Summerland on Nov. 10, before returning to 100 Mile House on Nov. 11 to host the Chase Heat at 4 p.m.

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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 For more details about the job visit our website at /careers

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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

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1984 HYSTER propane forklift. Dual tires on front, great for outside. 6000 lb. capacity. 52” fork. $2500. Call Art at 250-395-1235. 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 CUSTOM built 1994 8x12 tandem trailer. Two 7500 lb. axles, elec. brakes, deck over wheels, 6 ft. steel frame, aluminum sided detachable box with side doors & back door. $3000, obo. Call Art at 250395-1235.

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 BDRM studio apt., downtown 100 Mile. Single person, NS, NP. Utilities included. $600/mon. 250-395-3085. 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

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108 MILE: MOVING SALE: Nov. 10 & 11 from 9-2 at 4780 Moneeyaw Road, first right past airport. Furniture, antique buffet, tools, freezer, misc.


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Duplex / 4 Plex 2 & 1 BDRM, in 100 Mile. Call 250-397-2041 for details. 2 BDRM unit in 100 Mile. Close to park & school. References required. $600/mon. Also 3 bdrm unit, $650/mon. No dogs. Newly renovated. (250)456-7314 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.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 100 Mile Free Press

We remember their sacrifice — November 11

Pride: In friends, family, history, work and goals

By Samuel Blondahl When tasked by the Free Press to write a brief story on Remembrance Day, I was challenged. I have no direct connection to persons who have served save one, a grandfather I barely remember. Ralph Dent was a Canadian aircraft electrician serving with the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and stationed in Libya and Egypt during the First World War (WWII). I do not know his motivations for joining the RAF or the feelings he might have

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Samuel Blondahl received a flash insight of what war was about when he found some photographs his grandfather took when he served in Libya during the Second World War.

had regarding the war and his role in it, I can only speculate.

Libya was a part of the Italian Empire during WWII, and was the

Axis staging ground for planned invasion of Egypt. The North

African campaigns were centred in this region, and this position was crucial to war efforts. Any airfield would certainly have been an extremely dangerous place to work. I know my grandfather suffered shell shock from bombings, and I know those effects were not temporary. As a modern Canadian, I see the world today as being very torn by social and cultural differences. We are dealing with a completely new kind of war, and a new understand-

ing of the devastation of conflict. We have a clarity of vision thanks to media and education that gives us perspective on political and humanitarian issues. During WWII, most people would not have known anything about the Nazi camps or the horrors being inflicted upon the innocent. For him, I speculate that joining the RAF must have been about defending England, the land of his ancestors. The Dent family has a rich history in England; a Dent was close to

William the Conqueror, and to this day lands given by him to my family bear the name Dent. Our coat of arms even indicates two knights served in the War of the Roses for the Lancasters. It is not much of a stretch to imagine that family pride was a part of my grandfather’s reasoning. As for his feelings on his role there, I have some photographs he took during his time there to lend me some flash of insight. Continued on A29


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Austen Willett served his country during the Second World War From A21

Finally, they arrived in New York. They marched off the ship and lined up on the dock to wait for trains. Some thoughtful, American women gave each of them a glass of milk and a bun. The British Columbia train was one of the last to leave late that night. When they crossed into Canada in November 1946, they were greeted with a bag of goodies and a card of thanks, a gesture that made them feel they were home again at last. Austen married his sweetheart, and they lived peacefully on their small apple orchard in Okanagan Mission

where he also raised bees. After his wife died in 1989, failing eyesight prompted Austen to move into a care facility. He seldom talked about the war. On each of my visits over the years, I urged him to write his memoirs. He kidded me about pestering him so much, but when he was 90 years old, I received a surprise package in the mail containing his “Army Memoirs.” Thank you Uncle Austen for serving Canada and for this cherished gift, which I read every Remembrance Day. Glenna Metchette is a member of the South Cariboo Writers’ Guild.

Wangensteen adds. “When it’s going on, it’s uppermost in everyone’s mind. But when it’s over, [the attitude] is, ‘Let’s forget about it and carry on.’” That sort of indifference underscores the purpose for The Royal Canadian Legion, he adds. “There are still people suffering the effects of the Second World War and the Korean War. [The war in Afghanistan] is not going to be any different.”

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100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, November 6, 2013

We remember their sacrifice — November 11 Mom and dad served in theAir Force

Francis Hall remembered

By Theresa Nadine Bechtel T h a n k you for the opportunity to show my appreciation to our Armed Forces. The accompanying photograph shows my mom and dad. They were Margaret Patricia Shortridge and Walter James Bechtel. They were in the Air Force from Prince Albert and Tompkins, Saskatchewan. My mom was 18 years old when snuck in to be with my dad. He guarded downed aircraft, and was 20 years old. Theresa Nadine Bechtel is a resident of 70 Mile House.

By Grant Raymond Francis Hall, who passed away in 1989, served with the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers – 2nd Division. Francis joined the Armed Forces during the Second World War in 1940. He served in France and then in Holland until May 1945. The Engineers carried out important work during the invasion of Europe, and they swept mine fields, demolished bunkers and destroyed some German bridges to hamper the German defensive action and build others so the Allied forces could transport artillery, munitions, food and medical supplies, etc. Grant Raymond is a North Green Lake resident.

Watch Lake resident pays respect to grandfather By Donna Thiessen I would like to pay my respect to a grandfather I never knew. Reginald Haley, Royal Rifles of Canada, fought at the battle of Hong Kong. Late October 1941, 1,975 Canadian soldiers set sail for the Far East from Vancouver on board the Awatea. They arrived in Hong Kong on Nov. 16 under command of Brigadier J.K. Lawson. My grandfather was taken prisoner Christmas Eve 1941, and died in a prisoner of war camp on Nov. 21, 1943 at the age of 27. He was buried at the Yokohama War Cemetery – 30 kilometres from the centre of Tokyo. Donna Thiessen is a Watch Lake resident.

Robert Frederick William Wadman remembered By Veronica Forcier Robert Frederick William Wadman – April 1923 to August 2009. Robert was born and raised in Oliver, British Columbia. From 1941 to 1942, he served with the Coastal Artillery in Vancouver and York Island. From 1942 to 1945, he went overseas to serve in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was a Bombardier instructor, gunner and guard. He married Roseann Carr from Glasgow, Scotland. Veronica Forcier is a resident of 100 Mile House.

One shows two men working on a fighter plane’s engine, pride in their work must have existed or else this photograph would likely not have survived. The other photograph shows a man working on a service car engine, while two helmeted soldiers sit in the backseat. They all bear smiles and the car bears the bold statement of “Libya or bust!” Pride in their goal must have been present. They intended to overthrow the Italian rule, and bring the region under Allied control. And so I see in these brief

moments great pride. In his friends, his family, his history, his work, and his goals. For this, I am proud of him. For such things, I am proud of all who serve and sacrifice. Our peaceful country would not exist without such dedication, and but for such pride, I would not live in a world where I do not know anyone well who has had to fight for it. The world is not perfect. We, as a people, struggle still with human rights and suffering. After WWII, a common slogan against genocide was “Never again!” But such cruelty has happened again, and is happening still. Congo, North Korea, the

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Gerald “Gerry” Alvin February 21, 1934 - October 31, 2013

Gerald “Gerry” Alvin Johnston passed away peacefully on Oct. 31, 2013 at Fischer Place in his 79th year. Gerry will be sadly missed by his son Doug (Patti-Anne), his daughters: Sharleen (Al) and Debbie (Michael), grandchildren: Melissa, Matt and Kelsey; brothers: Bob (Marg) and Ted (Pauline), sisters: Alta (Wilf) and Pat (Ted), as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Fay, who was the love of his life; his son Lorne, sister Ethel and brother-in-law Bob. Gerry enjoyed fishing, camping, a good laugh and spending time with his family. His quiet and gentle nature will be missed by his loving family and all those who knew him. Gerry’s family would like to thank Dr. Franky Mah, all the nurses and support staff for your compassion and kindness towards our Dad during his lengthy stay at Fischer Place. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6th at the Armstrong Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Armstrong/ Spallumcheen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations in Gerry’s memory be made to Fischer Place in 100 Mile House, B.C. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of

Jim Milliken worked with sonar detection in the North Atlantic By Grant Raymond Jim Milliken of 100 Mile House served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. He joined the Navy in May 1939 and served from the day the war started until it ended in 1945 when Germany surrendered. Milliken finished his service tour in 1946. During his time in the North Atlantic, he worked on sonar detection to seek out and destroy German submarines. Grant Raymond is a North Green Lake resident.

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Middle East, we still fight wars, and we still fight for what we believe in. We have not solved the underlying problems of our world, but we understand them better now I think, we see them more clearly. We have the experience of our elders and we have the resources of education that they made possible for us. I believe we will come to a time of peace through such clarity. I think I can see now a point in the future when all humankind has access to education and the benefits of human compassion. On the horizon is the goal all those who went before fought

to achieve. I am proud of us for coming this far, and I am proud of the world we are creating. Remembrance is beautiful, but look forward also on this Remembrance Day. Consider the possibilities of the future we can achieve. From a Canadian perspective, war is fought to create peace. To end suffering and provide aid. To create a free and educated society. I live with the benefits of such a society, and I believe that someday we all will. Be proud. Samuel Blondahl is a member of the South Cariboo Writers’ Guild

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

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Remembrance Day important to residents Forest Grove Legion supports Veterans, community, school

By Shelly Carrera Royal Canadian Legion Branch 261-Forest Grove president Jim Tindale is passionate about the work he does with the Legion and says he feels what the Legion does in the community is very important. The Legion is a nonprofit, private club that is dedicated to Veteran and community service. While it supports services for Veterans, it also lends support to the Forest Grove Elementary School. Jim is very proud of the fact the Legion was a big contributor to the funds raised for the new playground equipment at the school. The Legion also offers the Florence Redpath and Rita Larsen Bursary to a worthy student within the 100 Mile House area. The Forest Grove Legion is involved in a lot of different fundraisers and any money See more Remembrance Day stories and photos in Friday's Cariboo Connector. The Tradition of Service Requires a Legacy of Support

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raised goes to charity. Legion kitchen and bar revenues are a few of the ways the Legion pays its bills. Raising operating funds is always a challenge and a struggle.

A new event the Legion came up with this summer was the Red Neck Olympics and it hopes to combine forces with the Forest Grove ’94 Lions Red Neck Regatta to create a bigger and better Redneck Weekend – making it a destination weekend in Forest Grove. Jim wants to dispel the misconception that the Legion is just a place to go and drink. If you’re not a member, you must be signed in and there are rules to abide by. This is a busy Legion with lunches and dinners being served, darts, craft sales, pool

tournaments, dances, fundraisers, and various other activities going on. He would like to make the Legion a little more family friendly with space for children to have meals with their parents. Of c ou rs e, Remembrance Day is important for the Legion, and this year, Forest Grove residents will see the improvements to the Cenotaph in the backyard of the Legion. A membership to the Legion is $50. This Legion has 137 members, but they are always looking for new members and volunteers. If you have any special


place in December. Jim would like to thank all the businesses that gladly contribute when

they are called on for donations. They are a big part of the Legion’s fundraising success, he says.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper has appointed KamloopsT h omp s on - C ar i b o o MP Cathy McLeod to two new federal government positions. She is now parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Labour, and parliamentary secretary to the Department of Western Economic Diversification. McLeod says she received briefings from Labour Minister Kellie Leitch in Ottawa on Sept. 26 and from Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel on Sept. 27. Typically, a parliamentary secretary has some specific files to focus on within the minister’s office to assist them, but she explains it’s still too soon for her to be apprised of what those might be. “Both roles have a lot of complexity to them, and your first responsibility, of course, is to be there on behalf of the minister when she can’t be there, whether it be in Question Period, whether it be announcements, whether it be at conferences. So, you are the stand-in for the minister.” The local MP adds she leaves her previous role as parliamentary secretary to the Minister of National Revenue with a sense of accomplishment. “One of the areas that I was pleased to focus on with that role was

taking the work of the red tape reduction commission and actually filtering it in – because, of course, the Canada Revenue Agency [CRA] was one of the priority areas in terms of small business and red tape, and you know, I think we made significant strides.” The CRA and its tax collection is “hugely critical” to Canadians, she notes. McLeod says one measure of this success was the Golden Scissors Award revenue Minister Gail Shea received from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business last year for reducing red tape for small business. “It’s a very important piece that makes a difference in the lives of our small businesses, which, of course, in our riding, is hugely important. The less they are overwhelmed by paperwork, the more they are able to focus on ... growing their business.” Meanwhile, she is looking forward to her new postings, working with the Labour Ministry on employment standards and labour relations, and with Western Economic Diversification to improve the long-term economic competitiveness of the West. “Certainly both of these roles are going to be very interesting, great learning opportunities and, hopefully, areas where important work gets done that impacts the lives of every day Canadians.”



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Veteran's son seeks war heritage Following a father’s footsteps through wartime France

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outh Green Lake resident Jim Butterfield has a keen interest in war history, especially the five years his father, Ammon, spent serving in the Second World War. Inspired by the stories Ammon shared in his later years, just before passing on, Jim decided to follow in his father’s wartime footprints across France in the fall of 2010. Ammon signed up for the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC) in June 1940 at age 29. As one of the veteran’s four sons growing up in Nanaimo, Jim says he never knew much about his father’s war experiences. “My dad didn’t really talk much about the war until [later in life], when he was 90-plus. He was 95 when he died. “It seemed to be, [with] the Canadian soldiers – when they came home, they put that behind

them, and didn’t want to relive it or talk about it.” After his father’s death, Jim, as the oldest living son, received a box of Ammon’s war mementoes and he found old photos, bullets and pay stubs. “I had decided to take some of his ashes and spread them at Juno Beach. Then, when I got some of that information, I wanted to track some of the places where he had been.” A lot of the photos were of two foreign families, which were a bit of a mystery to Jim as to whether they were simply wartime friends, or people Ammon had actually billeted with in their homes. “He’d been in touch with them just after the war, and I made a real effort to try to contact these families ... because I’ve got their [original] addresses.” He sought out both locations but, unfortunately, didn’t find the families. At the first house was a woman who spoke only French, but Jim

comprehended enough to gather she knew nothing about anyone living there in the 1940s. Finding the second address was more difficult, but it led him to an interesting experience. “I was trying to find it, and there were these two older French guys working on a vehicle, and I showed them a picture of my dad at this address. One fellow, right on the spot, he put down his tools and led me right to the house. “It kind of showed the [foreign] respect for the Canadian soldiers because this guy was really helpful.” Ammon was initially a driver in England during the Second World War, and then he also worked as a cook, an aide, and in active duty in France. Jim and his travelling party set out from Dover, England and headed to Calais, France where they stayed a week in the Normandy area. He spent much of this time at, or near, Juno Beach – the site

where Canadian soldiers landed for the famous D-Day battle – including a stretch known as Mike’s Beach, where his father had landed. From there, Pte. Butterfield had served with the 578 Company of 500-600 men, delivering petrol and rations from the beach to the front lines. In his role as an aide to the commanding officer, Ammon had travelled almost daily between Cruelly and Villiers-le-Sec, camping down in the trenches and under army trucks to avoid the shells. “I spread some of my dad’s ashes [there] and actually brought some of the sand back from Juno Beach, too – a little vial for our family. “After looking at Juno Beach and going through the museum there, where all the casualties were taken, I went up to the cemetery.

There’s row-on-row [of war graves]; and the thing that hits you is their ages – they’re kids. I’d say a third of them were 20 years of age or under.” It is impossible to walk through there without tearing up a bit, Jim says, adding one epitaph reads: “My only son gave up his life for us. Will you be worthy?” Jim adds he sometimes wonders if he would have the courage these young people had back then. Continued on B2

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When Jim Butterfield traced his father’s wartime path through France, he visited Juno Beach, where his father and other Canadian soldiers landed during the Second World War.

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Vimy Ridge revisited decades later When veterans are asked if they were fighting for their country or for their Queen, he notes they often reply they were fighting for their comrades battling beside them. Jim also visited a number of memorials and cemeteries around Vimy, including Vimy Ridge, where Canadian soldiers landed for the landmark battle during the First World War. Their success became a national symbol of achievement and sacrifice, so 25 years afterward, Pte. Butterfield also visited the site where he did his tour of duty. “I have a picture of my dad standing with a couple of other soldiers at Vimy Ridge, and I got a picture taken of myself standing in the same spot, something like 60 years later.” The museum at Vimy gave him a poignant understanding of what these soldiers did, Jim explains. “The most dangerous job was the messenger’s because they were all in the trenches ... the average life expectancy was seven days, and they were all volunteers.” Travelling together with his wife, Rosalyn, and a couple of friends from Prince George, he also visited Italy where the other fellow’s father had fought. Having visited Europe about 10 times, Jim says he always searches out battle sites,

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war memorials and historical artifacts. “I’ve been all over Europe and the memories I have are really war-based. It’s not the things you see; it is the feelings you have.” Jim notes he does a lot of reading to learn as much as he can, especially about the Second World War. “When you see the bigger picture, you realize that after all this, there are no winners in war.” The first part of the story, with Pte. Butterfield’s own experiences in France, was published in the last year’s Remembrance Day 2012 section of the 100 Mile House Free Press.

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During the Second World War, Pte. Ammon Butterfield, right, visited the Vimy Ridge memorial at the site of the landmark First World War battle with his comrades.

Navigating by the war mementos and past memories of Pte. Ammon Butterfield, Jim Butterfield was photographed at Vimy Ridge in 2010, in the same place as his father posed for a snapshot in the 1940s.

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Forest Grove area resident Kay Gibson has just had her first book, It Was a Hard Pull, published and it’s on the shelves at Nuthatch Books in 100 Mile House. It’s an autobiographical story of a young woman who had a comfortable urban upbringing, and then one day in 1975, she packed up her belongings and moved to a 240-acre chunk of raw land on Tatton Station Road, just north of 100 Mile House, with her husband, Ernie, and their six-monthold son, Graeme. Kay says she met Ernie while she was a librarian in Duncan and they have been together ever since. Noting Ernie grew up on a dairy farm near the

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Author Kay Gibson, right, was joined by Kelly Bishop at Nuthatch Books in 100 Mile House to celebrate the release of her new book, It Was a Hard Pull on Oct. 25.

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the cows – we had nothing.” Noting she got sick and was pregnant with their second son, Jordie, Kay says Ernie sent her and Graeme off to her parents. Then he sold the big truck he had used to move the family and cattle up to the Cariboo. “He bought a single-wide trailer and put it on the ranch, but we didn’t realize it had oil heat and it froze, too.” Our neighbours, Claire and Connie Burrows, told us we needed wood heat and the boys put an airtight heater in the trailer and cut a hole through the roof for the chimney, Kay explains. “And that’s how we survived our first winter in the Cariboo.” For the rest of the story, folks will just have to read It Was a Hard Pull.



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• 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. 9 – The 100 Mile & District Figure Skating Club is hosting its Fall Harvest Auction in the Valley Room – behind The Lodge in 100 Mile House. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 and the auction getting underway at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and are available at Didi’s Boutique, One Another: A Coffee House, and the curling club (250-395-1842). • 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. Parkside is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. • Nov. 17 – Vocalist Ingrid Mapson, violinist Curtis Wolfe Violin and pianist Marilyn Buyar will be presenting a recital at 100 Mile United Church (49 Dogwood Ave.), starting at 2 p.m. Admission by optional donation. • Nov. 23 – Mile 108 Elementary School will be holding its Winter Bazaar (free admission) at the school 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 250-791-5682. • 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 ralph.myhilljones@ • 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. Everyone is welcome.


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Actors embracing change, variety

There are smaller Free Press musicals that can be done, but it’s a matter The 100 Mile of finding a director Performing Arts Society who can dedicate time held an annual general throughout the winter, meeting ahead of recent Hooper adds. performances of its play “I’m here in the Office Hours. spring, summer and The comefall, so we’re dic production, hoping [future written by seasons] will Canadian playinclude more wright Norm than just one Forster, was a theatrical prodeparture of duction. sorts for the “It’s always a group, which work in progMARIE is known for ress and it just HOOPER larger, more has to change elaborate musicals that with the people who are take months longer to willing to volunteer and rehearse. Director Marie the economic times as Hooper says people can far as the support the expect the society to community can give look at doing a variety us.” of performances in the Hooper adds the future. group is currently rid“There are changes ing on a high after a in the wind as far as great opening show on the society goes. [Office Oct. 25, before closing Hours] was really well- with an evening perreceived, I think. I formance following a believe it’s something matinee on Oct. 26. the community is will“We want to keep ing to embrace – not people wanting more I just musicals but com- guess is the motto.” edies and, hopefully, At the annual gensome murder mysteries eral meeting on Oct. 21, and dramas. That’s what Renee LaRochelle was I’d like to start doing.” named new president of

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Rounding up and riding the RAM range 2014 RAM Roundup The full-size truck market is big business for automakers and a big deal for the businesses and people who depend on them. For almost five decades the Ford F-150 has been the best selling truck, with little chance they will lose that crown in the near future. What has been happening, over the last few years, is a strong shift from General Motors to RAM in terms of establishing the second best selling truck brand. The rise in RAM popularity can be traced back to a few key changes over the last several years, from muscular styling to class-leading interiors, a refined ride, plus engine and transmission advancements. I drove the 2014 RAM model range recently, on a beautiful fall day, just outside of Toronto. The “RAM Roundup” was a great opportunity to get my hands on these new trucks well before they arrive at BC dealerships. Looks A big part of the RAM brand success has been built on the sturdy and macho exterior styling. Front and centre is a grille that was enlarged, but better integrated, for the 2013 model year. Depending on the trim the grille finish can be chrome, painted or with a different insert. This feature is one RAM owners love so, in this case, larger

is better. Behind the grille are “active shutters” that close at higher speeds to help send the wind around the vehicle to improve aerodynamic efficiency. The same idea was also behind the longer side step, which helps reduce buffeting down the side of the trucks. One option that I find fascinating, and would seriously consider, is the $1500 air suspension that can be lowered for easier entry into the RAM or loading into the bed. Plus this system automatically lowers over 100km/h to also reduce aerodynamic drag. At lower speeds and for off-road duties, the air suspension can be raised for better ground clearance. Having had a chance to drive several RAM trucks with this feature I notice the already smooth ride is even better and the cabin is further insulated from vibration. Inside In the past trucks were typically used for work. Today, trucks have grown in popularity because they can be rugged on a work site and luxurious for all occupants. Having driven the Ford and new GM trucks recently, I can easily say that RAM still has the lead in interior design and finish with the Chevrolet and GMC right behind. (Ford is looking dated but look for an all-new F-150 in 2015). The centre console can be equipped with an 8.3-inch Uconnect communications and entertainment screen. In addition, there is a large

7-inch screen behind the steering wheel for fully customizable instant information readouts. The dash and seats can be trimmed in leather typically found in luxury cars not long ago.


for gasoline truck buyers but RAM hopes this 429 lb.-ft. engine will attract more buyers.

Verdict As competitive as the car business is, the truck side is Drive The biggest It takes dynamite nuclear. Truck buyers take their trucks very change for 2014 includes to get a loyal truck seriously and the people the first diesel engine building them do too. It found in a light duty 1500 owner to change takes dynamite to get pickup truck. This is an Ital- brands but RAM a loyal truck owner to ian designed engine that has done a good change brands but RAM has been used extensively has done a good job of in Europe in Jeep products job of blasting the blasting the competition. like the Grand Cherokee. competition. Most of this success has With 420 lb.-ft. or torque, been thanks to constant this new “EcoDiesel” has Zack Spencer improvements instead of the same output as Ford’s waiting years to update Ecoboost but not the same their rigs. With a new diesel engine in towing capacity. Rated at 9200 lbs. this the 1500 to an all-new gasoline engine truck will be perfect for buyers who in the heavy-duty trucks, matched to want impressive fuel economy and sophisticated transmissions, improved good towing capacity; a balance of suspensions and cabins, it is no wonder usability and thriftiness. This engine has that RAM is on an upward swing. not been rated yet for fuel economy but thanks to a standard 8-speed automatThe Lowdown Power: 3.6L V6, ic transmission; this new EcoDiesel is 3.0L V6 turbo diesel, 5.7L V8. 6.4L V8 going to get better numbers than the and 6.7L diesel already class-leading gasoline V6 RAM. Price range: $19,995-$36,495 base Look for the new EcoDiesel RAMs prices. The diesel option adds around arriving in January of 2014. On the $4,500 heavy duty side there is also an all-new engine in the form of a 6.4L Hemi V8. The old 5.7L was not a perfect match



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More than 30 million Corollas had already been produced when an all-new a tenth-generation 2009 Toyota Corolla hit the streets with a new body and chassis, increased interior space, more power and a revised suspension system. It isn’t about what a Corolla does, it’s about what a Corolla doesn’t do – stop working. In fact, Corolla could be a substitute for the word ‘durable’ in the dictionary. While the competition has certainly made great strides to improved product quality, Corolla is still the benchmark and consumer confidence in this compact car is reflected in used

prices. Ironically, from a used car buyer perspective, it may also be its biggest drawback ... good luck with finding a good used Toyota Corolla at a bargain price. The 2009 Corolla came in CE, S, LE and XRS trim levels. The highline Corolla LE (originally $21,495) added power windows and locks, climate control air conditioning, a 4-speed automatic transmission, a wood-grain interior trim package, a push-button keyless start system and more. Most Corolla models come with a 1.8-litre (132-horsepower) engine and the base versions came with a smooth-shifting five-speed manual with a light, easy to operate clutch. A four speed automatic was the optional transmission and fuel economy is excellent, with a 7.5/5.6 L/100 km city/ highway rating. The sporty Corolla XRS (originally $21,925) offered a bigger engine, better brakes and tires plus other stuff. Powered by a 2.4-litre (158-horsepower) engine it came with 17-inch tires on alloy wheels, electronic stability control, traction control, rear disc brakes and a strut tower brace. It was also the

virtue of this car – outstanding product quality. Prices vary depending on a used vehicle’s condition, mileage, usage and history. A complete mechanical check should always be performed by a reliable auto technician prior to purchase.

only version with a 5-speed automatic option. On the inside, this Corolla is roomier than the previous generation, with more shoulder room, legroom and trunk storage space. A tilt/ telescoping steering column was standard on all trim levels and it came with two glove boxes, as seemingly past owners had complained about a lack of cabin storage space. Almost all Corolla models come with the same safety features, which includes six airbags and the front seats come with active head restraints. An anti-lock brake system is also standard,

Recalls on the 2009 to 2012 Toyota Corolla: 2009 - Due to improperly applied grease, the driver’s side power window master switch may stick or become inoperative. Dealers will

but only the XRS trim has electronic stability control and traction control. Stability control was included as standard on S and LE trim levels and optional on CE, in 2010. In 2011, stability control was made a standard feature on all Corolla trim levels. It also got a minor styling revamp, which included new headlights, grille, front and rear QUIK-LINK III bumpers, taillights and trunk lid. No significant changes ▪ New Single Locking Bar in 2012, other than some Hot-Dipped Dipped Galvanized & Lift Frame re-packaging of options ▪ Shot ▪Blasted & Coated ArcticMount Orange offered. ▪ Shot Blasted & Coated Arctic Orange The Toyota Corolla has a Corrosion-Resistant Powder Coated Blade loyal consumer following who appreciate the finer


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2009/2010 - The accelerator pedal may become stuck in the wide open position due to an unsecured or incompatible driver’s floor mat. Dealers will reconfigure the shape of the accelerator pedal. 2009/2010 - In extremely low ambient temperatures, the intake manifold suction port for the brake vacuum can become blocked due to freezing of condensation. Dealers will install a newly designed intake air connector, which will relocate the brake system vacuum port.

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What women want when car shopping Women are a huge driving force (pardon the pun) in the car-buying world. Studies show that around 60 per cent of new vehicles purchases are made by women. Further to that, matriarchs heavily influence decisions on car buying within the family, too – perhaps as much as 85 percent of all purchases. While many hubbies would love a hot, little sports car, perhaps it’s not always ideal for, you know, life.

replace the master switch circuit board, if necessary. 2009/2010 – The trunk lid may begin to close after it has been opened. Owners who are dissatisfied with the performance of their vehicle’s trunk lid may have the trunk springs replaced under special warranty coverage. 2009/2010 - Accelerator pedal movement may become rough, slow to return, or the pedal may stick in a depressed position. Dealers will install a steel reinforcement bar to the accelerator pedal assembly.

Buying a vehicle is considered to be the second biggest purchase someone can make. The first is your home. So when someone says it’s not that big of a deal, it kind of is. Not only is it a long-term decision, but a financially significant one as well. It can also bring up many emotions: excitement, stress, anxiety and more. Leading up to the 2013 Vancouver International Auto Show, I had the privilege of


COUNTRY TIRE assisting six women with their new car purchases. They gave me a budget and a list of “needs and wants” and then we went to the drawing board. The experience opened my eyes to a few things. Though each of the women were looking for something different from each other, there were common threads that presented themselves.

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Shooting for the perfect drive Perfect Drive Concept was designed to help drivers concentrate and I can’t help it would a great game for us all to play some 20 years on from when he first outlined the idea to me.


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“The idea is to drive smoothly at a constant speed with minimal braking,” explains Ross, who tells me he still tries to achieve the Perfect Drive daily. “To do so, you must anticipate light changes and ease off when you approach a stale green. You have to slow in such a way that if your passengers had their eyes closed they wouldn’t be aware of the exact point you stopped.” Keeping a healthy distance between your car and the one you are following is

key. Others do cut into the space but they disappear as fast as they arrive. And even if you ease off to open it up the gap again, Ross figured if even 10 cars did that to you and stayed during the average trip you might lose a minute in travel time. “The Perfect Drive can be ruined by others so I try to figure out what crazy things they might do and adjust accordingly. If I have to brake jerkily in anticipation of the other driver’s move, I don’t deduct any points!” However, if you hold up traffic or disrupt the flow then you deduct points. If you can let somebody in smoothly or provide an opportunity for somebody else to turn then you’re assisting the flow so he figured that was worth a few bonus points.” “The Perfect Drive can be different for everybody and you can work out your own scoring technique. I keep it simple and figure if I drop four points then that was nowhere near the Perfect Drive. I love his final comment: “Oh, and if you drop a point halfway through, you don’t give up and drive the rest of the way like a jerk.” Give it a try, it’s fun. keith.morgan@drivewaybc. ca ChangeGears/





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I keep hearing TV F1 commentary teams talking about the perfect race in relation to the now four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel. As I watched the German driver for Infiniti-Red Bull race team take the chequered flag in India on Sunday, the repeated reference to his perfect race reminded me of another open-wheel racer. Back in the early 1990s, Vancouver Indy racer Ross Bentley strived for what he called the ‘Perfect Drive’, not on the track but on the roads of B.C. Ross, now coaching race drivers and street drivers in Washington state, always told me that he found the racetrack a safer place to drive. On the track he pretty much knew what other drivers were going to do, whereas drivers on the street were very unpredictable. And I was reminded of that the other morning when a young driver whizzed by me in the curb lane, then cut in front and crossed two more lanes to turn left at an intersection just a block ahead. Of course, he didn’t signal when he got there either! Ross devised a little game that he played every day while travelling to and from work across town. The



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Ross Bentley coaching upcoming young US racer Colin Braun.

Drives-U-Crazy Non-signallers I want to scream when I am stuck behind a car that fails to signal an intent to turn left until the traffic light turns green. It has to be one of the most inconsiderate acts, especially in congested areas. It’s also an offence, which carries a $121 fine and two-point penalty. Considerate drivers would realize their error and drive on. Ha! They don’t exist. What drives-u-crazy.

Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, », ‡, § The 2014s Are Here Ram Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after November 1, 2013. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. All pricing includes freight ($1,595–$1,695) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees, other dealer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. •$19,998 Purchase Price applies to 2014 Ram 1500 Crew Cab ST (24A) only and includes $7,000. *$7,000 in Consumer Cash Discounts is available on new 2014 Ram 1500 models (excluding Reg Cab). See your dealer for complete details. »$1,500 Ram Truck Loyalty/Conquest Bonus Cash is available to qualified customers on the retail purchase/lease of any 2013/2014 Ram 2500/3500 models (excluding Cab & Chassis models) and 2014 Ram 1500 (excludes Reg Cab models) and is deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. Eligible customers include current owners/lessees of a Dodge or Ram pickup truck or any other manufacturer’s pickup truck. The vehicle must have been owned/leased by the eligible customer and registered in their name on or before November 1, 2013. Proof of ownership/lease agreement will be required. Additional eligible customers include licensed tradesmen and those working towards Skilled Trade certification. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.29% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2014 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Example: 2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 with a Purchase Price of $26,888 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discount) financed at 4.29% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $153 with a cost of borrowing of $4,899 and a total obligation of $31,787. §2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4x4 shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash and Bonus Cash Discounts: $42,350. ≠Based on Automotive News classification and 2014 Ram 1500 3.6 L V6 4x2 and 8-speed transmission. 11.4 L/100 km (25 MPG) City and 7.8 L/100 km (36 MPG) Highway. Based on 2014 EnerGuide fuel consumption guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on powertrain, driving habits and other factors. Ask your dealer for complete EnerGuide information. ±Bestselling based on R. L. Polk Canada, Inc. 2013 CY new vehicle registrations for retail sales of large Heavy Duty/Super Duty≈ pickups. ≈Heavy Duty/Super Duty vehicles include: 2500/3500 Series Ram Trucks, 2500 and 3500 Series for GMC and Chevrolet Trucks, F250/F350 and F450 series for Ford Trucks. ¥Based on longevity of entire Ram large pickup segment compared to all competitive large pickups on the road since 1988. Longevity based on R. L. Polk Canada, Inc. Canadian Vehicles in Operation data as of November 1, 2013 for model years 1988-2013 for all large pickups sold and available in Canada over the last 25 years. ❖Real Deals. Real Time. Use your mobile device to build and price any model. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc.

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Here are a few of the top things I observed.

Price Budgets are very important to everyone. And sticking to it was even more important for the women I worked with. Yes, there are always temptations to get a few extra bells and whistles, and if you can work it into your bottom line, that’s ideal. But the navigation package or premium sound system wasn’t a must-have.

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For those not leasing and swapping vehicles every four years, having the extra bit of protection from wear and tear was something they wanted to accommodate in their budgets, especially those who drive frequently.

Safety Looks are great but it is the safety features women are after. There’s a lot of technology out there. Sometimes it is even overwhelming. But things like airbags, ABS, traction control and even backup cameras (for the larger vehicles) were high on the priority list.




Interior capacity/hatch Cargo volume is subjective in the sense where not everyone needs as much as the other. But when it was in the top three of “needs” sometimes thinking outside of the box was necessary. Sacrificing looks for functionality, again, is something that often happens. That said, it is not always the case, and with designs of vehicles these days, it is getting easier to have your cake and eat it too.

Comfort in the car buying process The dealership experience plays a huge role in having that brand new vehicle sparkling on your driveway. In fact, you







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ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. ‡/†/**/*/¥ Offers apply to the purchase of a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 1WT, 2014 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1SA, 2014 Chevrolet Trax LS FWD, 2014 Chevrolet Equinox LS FWD equipped as described. Freight & PPSA included ($1,650/$1,600). License, insurance, registration, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer trade may be required. GMCL, RBC Royal Bank, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. *Some features advertised are available features and not standard on all models. See your Chevrolet dealer for details. ‡2014 Silverado 1500 with the available 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission has a fuel-consumption rating of 13.0L/100 km city and 8.7L/100 km hwy 2WD and 13.3L/100 km city and 9.0L/100 km hwy 4WD. Ford F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine has a fuel-consumption rating of 12.9L/100 km city and 9.0L/100 km hwy 2WD and 14.1L/100 km city and 9.6L/100 km hwy 4WD. Fuel consumption based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Competitive fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2013 Fuel Consumption Guide for 2013 Large Pickup segment and latest available information at the time of posting. *≠When equipped with available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8. Class is light-duty full-size pickups. ††Requires 2WD Double or Crew Cab with the available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and Max Trailering Package. Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming a base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. Comparison based on 2013 Light-Duty Large Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. Class is light-duty full-size pickups. †0%/0.9%/1.5%/2.9% lease APR available for 60/48/36/48 months on a new or demonstrator 2014 Cruze LS/ 2014 Equinox LS FWD/ 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab 4X4 1WT/ 2014 Trax FWD, O.A.C by GM Financial. Applies only to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Annual kilometre limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. Down payment or trade and/ or security deposit may be required. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. Dealers are free to set individual prices. PPSA/RDPRM is not due. Insurance, license, dealer fees, and applicable taxes not included. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See participating dealer for details. Truck Bucks offer only valid from October 1, 2013 to January 2, 2014 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GM or competitor pickup truck to receive a $1,000 credit toward the purchase, finance or lease of an eligible new 2013 or 2014 Model Year GMC Sierra Light Duty, GMC Sierra Heavy Duty, Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty, Chevrolet Heavy Duty, or 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche. Only (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes HST/GST/QST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. $3,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit has been applied to the purchase and lease offers of 2014 Silverado Crew Cab, and is applicable to retail customers only. Other credits available on select Silverado models. Offer ends October 31st. ¥The 2-Year Scheduled Lube-Oil-Filter LOF Maintenance Program provides eligible customers in Canada, who have purchased, leased or financed a new eligible 2014 MY Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC vehicle (excluding Spark EV), with an ACDelco oil and filter change, in accordance with the oil life monitoring system and the Owner’s Manual, for 2 years or 40,000 KMs, whichever occurs first, with a limit of four (4) Lube-Oil-Filter services in total, performed at participating GM Dealers. Fluid top offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc. are not covered. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer or for details. ≠Offer valid only to eligible retail lessees in Canada who have obtained credit approval by GM Financial, have entered into a lease agreement with GM Financial and who accept delivery from October 11, 2013, through January 2, 2014, of a new eligible 2014 model. General Motors of Canada will pay the first month’s lease payment (inclusive of taxes and any applicable pro-rata amount normally due at lease delivery as defined on the lease agreement). $0 first month lease payment means no bi-weekly payments will be due in the first month of your lease agreement. After the first month, lessee will be required to make all remaining scheduled payments over the remaining term of the lease agreement. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ~OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Visit for OnStar’s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Owner’s Guide. †*Comparison based on 2013 Polk segmentation: Compact SUV and latest competitive data available and based on the maximum legroom available. +The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. **Available in select markets. Subscription sold separately after trial period. Visit for details.

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Top things to look for when buying a car really the human element that can make or break the deal. Though, the women I worked with all had wonderful experiences.

Ladies, if you’re looking at buying a new vehicle and would like some suggestions/ assistance, email me and you could be featured in Driveway. Include your name, email address where best to be reached, a little bit about yourself, what you’re looking for and in what price range you need to work.

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A lot of good things happening at Mile 108 Elementary School 108 Mile Ranch

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Heather Goodall is the new principal at Mile 108 Elementary School and she says she is enjoying the experience. Goodall, who commutes from Williams Lake on school days, was the vice-principal at Cataline Elementary School in that community before coming to Mile 108 Elementary.

“I love it down here. The kids are fabulous and the family support is also fabulous.” She adds it has been a good transition and the staff has been very supportive. “I think we’ll be doing some really good things this year.” Goodall says the school’s recent book fair was a great success with the highlight being the Family Hockey Night on Oct. 22 when several members of the 100 Mile House Wranglers attended to participate in a number of events. “It was good. The kids got autographs and pictures with the Wranglers and they played floor

hockey with them. “They were very good with the kids. It was nice to see that community support.”

Safe arrival Thanks go to Stephanie Neraasen for organizing the Safe Arrival program this year. All of the parents who are coming in the morning to volunteer their time for program are also thanked. Parents are reminded to call the school if their children will be absent for any reason. Lunch program The Farm to School lunch program has started and everyone is thoroughly enjoying

the offerings. The many volunteer parents who are helping out are very much appreciated. If you have some time to spare on Wednesdays, please call the office and your name will be passed on to the co-ordinator. Winter bazaar The school will be holding its Winter Bazaar (free admission)

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. Call Erin Hilstad at 250-791-5682 to rent a table or for more information.

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Check labels, wash (if possible) and please label ‘washed’ or ‘needs washing’ donated items accepted from NOV. 1 thru NOV. 27 People who need a coat may get one from these sites from Nov. 4 to Nov. 30: • 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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100 MILE q The South Cariboo Weavers, Spinners & Fibre Artists Guild meet the first Friday of each month at Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House. New members welcome. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Writers’ Guild members welcome writers of all skill levels to join us every second and fourth Thursday in the Program Room at the 100 Mile House Library. Meetings go from 6:15 to 7:55 p.m. and there is no cost or commitment involved. Please see our website at www. for more information.

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 Variety – The Children’s Charity will be held at Clinton Memorial Hall on Nov. 8, with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. The fundraising talent show features local talent and entertainment, and admission is by donation. Chili/hotdogs available, and there will be silent and live auctions, balloon surprises and jewelry. For more information, contact June at 250-459-2107, or Fran at 250-459-2680. 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. 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 250-791-5682. 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

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speakers present topics of interest to expectant mothers and families with children up to three years old. Call 250-395-5155 for more information.

100 MILE q Parents Helping Parents extends an invitation to families supporting children with FASD and complex behaviours. This is a three-part session running Nov. 19, 26 and Dec. 3 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre, #1-486 Birch Ave. Pre-registration required, so please call 250-395-5155.

100 MILE q The 100 Mile and District Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the 100 Mile House branch of the Cariboo Regional District Library. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts. For more information call Glenna at 250395-3661.

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

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Colton Abrams, left, Wyatt Benard, Cameron McNeil, Chase Benard and Mikayla Abrams had of fun and gathered a lot of candy and treats in Forest Grove on Halloween.

something for everyone. 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 The South Cariboo Food Security Committee is looking for fresh vegetables and fruit from local garden plots with extra produce, and non-perishable donations from the general public. For drop-off information, call Debbra at Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre at 250-3955155, or Rusty Martin at Loaves & Fishes Outreach at 250-395-2708, or Sylvia Peniuk at the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre at 250-395-4093.

100 MILE q Creekside Seniors regular monthly meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre. 100 MILE q TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) BC #1170 meets Thursdays at the 100 Mile House United Church at 49 Dogwood Ave. Weigh-in is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call Kirsteen at 250-395-3344 or Agnes at 250-395-4129 for more information. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House Red Cross Medical Equipment Loans Service needs volunteers. The service provides those in need with a short-term loan of medical equipment. If you wish to volunteer, call 250-395-9092 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays for more information. 100 MILE q Cariboo Calico Quilters Guild members meet at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Roberta at 250-395-4472 or Janice at 250-395-2017 for information. 100 MILE q 2887 RMR RCACC local army cadets for youths 12-18 years meet Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Youth Training Centre at 5830 Horse Lake Rd. No cost. For more information, call Capt. Kevin Seal at 250-706-2446.

100 MILE q The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre Early Years Program is accepting donations of non-perishable food items, including infant food and formula, baby wipes, winter maternity wear and infant winter wear, including snow suits and boots. Donations accepted Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 250-395-5155 for more information. WATCH LAKE q The Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department is in dire need of volunteers, or there is a possibility the department will be forced to close. For information about volunteering, call fire chief Andy Palaniak at 250-456-7460. 100 MILE q Prenatal/infant parent information sessions and lunch drop-in are held at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (#1486 Birch Ave.) on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest

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Ticket seller Ingrid Meyer kissed his highness Brian Smith’s ring, while his wife, sister Sarah Smith, looked on with approval. The Oct. 30 game at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre was Halloween dress-up night, during which the 100 Mile House Wranglers shut out the visiting Kamloops Storm 3-0.

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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. THE PROBLEM: UNINSULATED ATTIC HATCHES Little more than a thin sheet of plywood, an uninsulated hatch can suck as much treated air out of living quarters as a fireplace chimney. HOW TO SPOT IT: With all windows and doors closed, turn on the air conditioner or furnace and do the incense-stick test around the hatch; watch for smoke seeping between the access panel and the wood trim frame it rests on.

Total Living Area: 1855 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Main Level: Spacious entry, den, powder room, laundry, open concept kitchen, breakfast and great room. Master wing with bedroom, ensuite and walk-in closet Second Level: Atrium hallway, two bedrooms including one with ensuite and walk-in closet. Garage: 19’7” two car garage with interior and exterior access doors. Special Features: Bedroom with ensuite and walk-in closet on both levels. Three dormer windows on second level. Roomy atrium on the second level.

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HOW TO STOP IT: Secure rigid foam insulation to the back side of the hatch with duct tape, and affix foam tape around the edges of the panel to create a gasketlike seal. For pull-down stairs, add an insulated fabric housing, such as the Attic Tent ( Secured to the attic-side framing with staples, the tent has a zippered hatch for easy attic access. THE PAYOFF: An airtight hatch leading to a well-insulated attic can save you 30 percent on your heating bill.

THE PROBLEM: OLDER FURNACES ARE INEFFICIENT While gas-fired furnaces can last 20 years or more, ones made before 1992 are only 55 to 78 percent efficient, compared with up to 97 percent for today’s. HOW TO SPOT IT: If your furnace has a pilot light, it’s likely more than 20 years old and only about 60 percent efficient. If this telltale sign isn’t present, ask an HVAC pro to inspect the furnace and assign it an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating based on its age. An AFUE of 80 means that 80 percent of the fuel burned is converted into heat for your home. HOW TO STOP IT: Replace an old furnace with a properly sized modern unit with a high AFUE. Manufacturers now display the rating right on the furnace so that consumers can easily compare the efficiency of various models. On the high end are ultraefficient furnaces with a rating of 97 with variable-speed fan motors that provide a consistent flow of warm air. THE PAYOFF: Cut your heating-fuel bill by more than 30 percent by replacing a 60-percent-efficient furnace with one that’s 97 percent efficient.


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THE PROBLEM: DRAFTY ELECTRICAL PLATES A thin metal or plastic plate isn’t enough to prevent air from getting through what’s basically a big hole in the wall. HOW TO SPOT IT: Remove the plate and cover the opening with a ply of tissue affixed to the wall at the top with painter’s tape, like a curtain. If the tissue billows, you’ve got a leak. HOW TO STOP IT: Insulate the opening with a precut foam gasket. Just fit the gasket over the opening and replace the cover. For extra protection for outlets when they aren’t in use, insert plastic child-safety plugs. THE PAYOFF: Two percent off heating and cooling costs.


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Beaver sightings Evidence of increased beaver activity around the lake has been observed during the last month. One resident has enjoyed watching one, and sometimes two, large beavers swimming by the front of her house daily. While the eating habits of beavers are annoying to property owners losing saplings along their shore, beavers’ destructive behaviour can be much more serious. New beaver dams near the outlet of Gold

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Plentiful predators Residents still wondering “where the animals are?” need to be reminded of the presence of wolves and cougars, which are keeping many of the moose and deer away from the area. While actual sightings of these predators are rare, there have been many stories of encounters by neighbours all year and the sound of wolves howling at all hours has become quite commonplace. Nature’s life cycle is expected to run its course, and as the predators move to new locations in search of plentiful prey, the

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Pan Creek are putting a developed house lot at risk of flooding. The homeowner has, once again, enlisted the help of a local trapper to eradicate the beaver family before the water level reaches his ancillary buildings.



that even the healthiestlooking tree will fall over unexpectedly and reveal a bulb-like base which has no remaining root structure to support it. Trees felled on private property are cut into firewood or eight foot lengths and left for the owner to dispose of while limbs are processed immediately with a wood chipper.


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Roaming bear The big black bear continues to seek out food along Boultbee Road, with both evidence of his presence and non-confrontational sightings occurring almost daily. His focus seems to be on garbage cans and bird feeders, all of which he has found empty, thanks to thoughtful neighbours. Although there are still plenty of rose hips in the area, it is hoped the bear will soon give up his local search for food and head into the mountains with hibernation on his mind.

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Lac la Hache Elementary School students and staff had a fun afternoon enjoying a mixed feast of ghoulish sweets and healthy goodies for lunch, followed by a dance and pumpkin carving. The students got to go home with their creations and a bag of goodies that even included a toothbrush to follow all the sweet treats they will be eating. Principal Steve Carpenter says things are “crazy busy as always at the school.” The breakfast program is going great with every Wednesday providing a hot meal thanks to Parents Advisory Council parent Bev Fry. There is also hot-lunch program is going every Thursday. Carpenter says the Gavin Lake field trip was a huge success with all of the students learning a lot about forestry, camping, water science, archery and enjoying nature walks. The students also made a lot of new friends, he adds.

Grade 1 student Lily-Anne Henderson dressed as Minnie Mouse for the Halloween Party at Lac la Hache Elementary School on Oct. 31. Students and staff dressed up and carved pumpkins and had treats to celebrate the special occasion.

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