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Geopark study gets support from Clearwater council Keith McNeill

District of Clearwater is going to contribute $3,000 towards a scoping study to look into getting Geopark status for Wells Gray Park and area. As reported in last week's Times, ThompsonNicola Regional District earlier approved spending $5,000 towards the study. Total cost of the project would be approximately $25,000. Town council voted to contribute its share during its Nov. 5 meeting. Seeking Geopark status is included in plans to develop the economy of the McBride-to-Barriere corridor, chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx said. Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association and Destination BC want to see the study, she said. Councillor Jon Kreke noted that Geopark status would be more achievable and less costly than UNESCO World Heritage status, but still would raise awareness of Wells Gray Park. Shelley Sim said she felt $25,000 was quite a lot of money to spend on a preliminary study. Quite often such studies are just made up of cutand-paste information from other studies and don't end up going anywhere, she felt. “I realize our portion would be small but it still grates me,” she said. Mayor John Harwood said he sympathized with Sim's point of view but it seems it is necessary to have preliminary studies in order to get large government grants. As outlined in a letter from Jennifer Houiellebecq, speaking for TOTA, the study would consider: • vision for the designated land area and potential; • impacts on current and proposed economic activities and land tenures; • access issues and impact on existing recreational activities; • implications for the current BC Parks management plan for Wells Gray Park; • anticipated benefits for the core Clearwater/Wells Gray Park area and the Valley as a whole; • application process and steps to be taken in; and • process to widen community awareness and support, and to gain higher level political commitment. TOTA and Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training would set up a committee to oversee the study. Thompson-Nicola Regional District would look after the funds.

Remembering fallen comrades Clearwater Cadets provide the members of the color party as the Remembrance Day parade makes its way to the cenotaph at Reg Small Park on Monday morning at 11 a.m. Leading the way are (l-r) Sgt. Darren Mikkelsen with the Legion flag, Corporal Taylor Hall with the Canadian flag, and Master Corporal Ian Tomlinson with the B.C. flag. A total of about 400 parade participants and onlookers took part. For more photos, see pages A10 and A11 inside. Photos by Keith McNeill

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British Columbians urged to arm themselves against the flu throughout the province, and British Columbians can get immunized at a wide variety of locations – from dedicated flu clinics, to their doctor's offices or local pharmacists. Flu shots are free in B.C. for all children aged six months to five years of age, seniors 65 years of age and older, pregnant women and Aboriginal people, as well as individuals with chronic health conditions, compromised immune systems, or those who work or live with individuals with a higher risk of complications from the flu. This year, anyone planning to visit a loved one in a health-care facility, or those who take family members to outpatient appointments will also be eligible for a free flu

Ministry of Health VICTORA – Health Minister Terry Lake and provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall are urging British Columbians to protect themselves, and their loved ones, from influenza by getting vaccinated this flu season. "Each year, one out of five British Columbians will get sick from the flu,” Lake said. “We all can take simple steps to protect ourselves, and others from getting the flu including washing your hands, staying home if you feel sick, coughing into your sleeve and, of course, getting vaccinated. Together, we can fight the flu this season." Clinics now are open

shot from a licensed practitioner, such as a pharmacist, doctor or nurse. To find the nearest flu shot clinic, call HealthLink BC at 811 or visit the Influenza Clinic Finder at: www.immunizebc.ca/clinics/flu Influenza can be a serious illness. Each year between 2,000 and 8,000 Canadians die from its complications – most of them seniors or those with compromised immune systems or underlying health conditions, such as asthma or cystic fibrosis. British Columbians who are ineligible for the free vaccine are able to purchase it for a small fee. In addition, many workplaces offer the vaccine to their employees at onsite clinics.

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Seniors Society discusses body removal contract changes Sandra Holmes On Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the invitation of Wells Gray Country Seniors’ Society, Drake Smith, owner of North Thompson Funeral Home, came to the WGCSS monthly

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and supportive. He has served the area from Heffley Creek to Blue River for the past eight years, often arriving on scene before the coroner. Smith described the effect the unpredictable nature of his job has on his personal life. He is often interrupted during outings with his wife and needs to quickly shift from having a pleasant relaxing evening to his professional role of supporting in often tragic circumstances. He said the fees for his services are regulated by the BC Coroner Service and the BC Funeral Association. Some areas of B.C. are covered by body removal contracts and some are not. In May 2013, the BC Coroner Service decided to change the Kamloops contract area to include the Fraser Canyon (which was being served by a funeral home in Ashcroft) and the North Thompson. Bids were

accepted on the entire contract only and North Thompson Funeral Homes does not have the resources to service the large area. The successful bidder now services the greater Kamloops area, including as far north as Clearwater and south down the Fraser Canyon. There is no coverage between Clearwater and Blue River. Blue River is served from Prince George. The results of this contract cause human suffering. Firstly, unfamiliar people will be coming from a long distance and the body will be transported to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. This will not allow the family important time with their loved one as the body will be taken out of the community. If the family decides to hold services in the North Thompson, their loved one will be transported back at the family’s expense. There is a potential

for families to choose to use funeral services in Kamloops. This affects North Thompson Funeral Home’s viability as there is a potential loss, according to past statistics, of approximately 22 clients a year. As the current contract holder underbid the rates currently agreed on by the BC Coroner’s Service and the BC Funeral Association, it would not be financially feasible for North Thompson Funeral Home to seek a subcontract. Compounding the difficulty of having service providers coming from afar, there currently is no coroner in this area. This causes distress to bereaved families as long waits in times of tragedy are not uncommon. At times coroners do not attend the scene of the death. WGCSS agreed to meet on Nov. 14 to decide on what action needs to take place.

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Harwood optimistic on search for doctors Keith McNeill Clearwater town council had a familiar face at the helm during its Nov. 5 meeting. Mayor John Harwood was back in his chair after missing the meeting of Oct. 15. “It's been a bit of a health struggle,” Harwood said. “I would like to thank (councillor) Shelley Sim for stepping in as acting-mayor.” The mayor noted that the doctor recruitment process for Clearwater appears to be making progress. Dr. Steve Broadbent started work locally at the beginning of November. He came to Clearwater from England with his wife and two children. A female doctor from Romania is getting her Canadian qualifications in Vancouver and is expected to arrive here next August. “We're looking to have four or five doctors here to be at the level we'd like to be,” Harwood said. The mayor noted that Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital has had success in finding new workers for departments such as its lab, and is searching for a new physiotherapist. Weather station coming Clearwater town council approved a recommendation from its own economic development committed to approve the expenditure of up to $55,000 to help pay for an automated weather station. “We are often asked why Clearwater is never mentioned in weather reports,” said Mayor John Harwood. “Now it will be.” Funding will also be sought for the project from Wells Gray Community Forest and TNRD Area A (Wells Gray Country). Environment Canada is expected to put in at least $26,000. The weather station would be located near the eco-depot on Camp Two Road. The regional district would rent out the space at

the cost of $1 per year. It is anticipated the data gathered would be used for many municipal operations, emergency services, forestry, agriculture, aviation, highways, as well as providing real time data for people locally, regionally and globally. Figure-skaters seek funding Jennifer Wadlegger, president of Raft Mountain Skating Club, asked council to consider contributing $2,000 to help purchase backdrop and side curtains for the Sportsplex. The club has asked Thompson-Nicola Regional District Area A (Wells Gray Country) for another $2,000, and is prepared to contribute $1,000 itself, she said. They then hope to get another $5,000 from Wells Gray Community Forest to get the $10,000 needed for the project. The present backdrop curtains are made of black plastic, are full of holes, and are not fire retardant, Wadlegger said. New curtains would not only be used by the skate club during presentations but also would be useful during conferences and trade shows, she pointed out. They would be the property of the Sportsplex, not the club. Raft Mountain Skating Club has been in existence for 35 years, she said. A registered Skate Canada club, it has about 40 skaters this season. A program called KidsSport allows youngsters to take part, regardless of income. Skaters from the club have gone on to become skate instructors, performers with Disney on Ice, and professional hockey players. Mayor John Harwood said, in keeping with town council's usual practice, the matter would be referred to staff for recommendations and would be brought back at a later meeting for a decision.

Money for mountain bike trails Tim Pennell, TNRD director for Wells Gray Country (Area A) presents a $5,000 cheque to Jennifer Belle, secretary of the Wells Gray Outdoor Club. The money will go towards mountain bike trails the club plans to develop. The project is expected to cost about $25,000. Photo by Keith McNeill

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New bleachers for the Agriplex Barriere Star/ Journal At the Nov. 4 District of Barriere council meeting, North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association president Jill Hayward made a presentation asking the municipality for support to purchase bleachers for the North Thompson Agriplex. She noted that although the facility is still under construction in some areas, it has already hosted numerous regional and provincial events, as well as the National Sheep Classic Show and Sale this summer. “Aside from con-

structing the kitchen and washrooms in the Agriplex banquet hall, and eventually blacktopping the floor in the main part of the Agriplex, the facility is now fully operational,” said Hayward, “However, we find the lack of suitable bleacher seating within the building is greatly limiting the opportunities we have to bring even more provincial and national events to our region.” Hayward stated that TNRD director Bill Kershaw had already pledged $10,000 towards the bleachers on behalf of Area ‘0’, and that another

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$65,200 was needed to complete the purchase of eight 16 foot by 10 tier high bleachers for the Agriplex. After a short discussion, with positive input from all sides regarding the economic benefits of the Agriplex, councillor Stamer moved that $65,200 be earmarked from economic development funds to purchase the bleachers. The motion was unanimously approved. “We all have to work together,” said Kershaw,

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“I think the Agriplex is awesome for the economics of the North Thompson. It’s not just Barriere, there is a ripple effect all the way down the line.” Hayward said she was “ecstatic” that there is now a chance of new bleachers in time for the Dec. 31 Bullarama, and notes a large thank you is due to Mayor Humphreys for being proactive about the Agriplex and what it can do for the region as a whole.

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“ Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk — and to act.” - Andre Malraux, writer editorial by Tom Fletcher

Untangling oil pipeline politics

Chamber plans information-packed meeting Editor, The Times:

Another season passes and with that comes a time for Chamber of Commerce members to meet to discuss Chamber issues that have arisen during the fall. Your Chamber directors are again offering something a little different at our Nov. 18 general meeting – scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Community Resource Center (located by Raft River School). We have been approached to discuss the following: the impact and developments with regard to the Trans Mountain oil pipeline; an update on our ‘walkabout’ with District of Clearwater

during Small Business Week; some very important information about how your land taxes are determined and what you can do about that if you don’t agree, and (are you ready for this?) a conversation with District of Clearwater's sports coordinator Mel Romeo and how your business can and does benefit from having sports teams come into our community and how you can become involved with upcoming events. To this end we have approached some local people of interest to come and share their views. This line up will include our elected Chamber executive, a repre-

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sentative from Trans Mountain Pipeline; the CAO and the director of finance of the District Municipality of Clearwater, and the community sports coordinator. This will be an information-packed event, so we will provide some coffee and goodies to facilitate the networking that is sure to involve conversations with these folks after the presentations. Please understand that you do not have to be a Chamber member to attend the open general meetings of the Chamber. Everyone is welcome. All Chamber members are welcome to ask to be appointed to the board. We do have a couple of vacancies and would welcome some dedicated hard working individuals to our dynamic team. This term would end at the annual general meeting/ election, which is generally held in March of each year.

Cheryl Thomas, director Clearwater and District Chamber of Commerce

VICTORIA – Reaction was swift and scattered after the “framework agreement” on new oil pipelines announced last week by B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford. First, here’s what it doesn’t mean. “B.C. blinked,” according to one Toronto commentator, based on the popular notion that B.C. gave up its claim to a share of Alberta’s resource royalties from heavy oil. Clark never made such a claim, so it would be difficult to give it up. Her often-repeated condition of a “fair share” of revenues from any new oil pipelines is purposely vague, but after repeated protests from Alberta, Clark clarified as far back as last June that provincial royalties are not on the table. There is no constitutional way to make such a demand, a point Redford has made several times. NDP leader Adrian Dix and the usual chorus of professional protesters claimed that Clark flipflopped, opposing the Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal before the election and then embracing it once she was re-elected. This is also inaccurate. Clark’s five conditions were set out before the May election, demanding approval by a federal environmental review, “world-leading” spill prevention and response capability on land and at sea, meeting legal requirements to consult and share benefits with aboriginal communities, and the undefined “fair share” for B.C. Clark said numerous times during the campaign that the conditions have not been met, and made pessimistic noises about Northern Gateway, but she very carefully did not campaign against it. The B.C. Liberal platform also endorsed a Kitimat-area oil refinery proposed by this newspaper’s owner, and Clark repeatedly referred to that sort of industrial expansion as one of the potential “fair share” components for B.C. The B.C. Liberal government made its opposition to Northern Gateway “as currently proposed” official on May 31, two weeks after the election,

in its final submission to the federal review panel. If Clark had wanted to jump on the anti-pipeline bandwagon for political gain, that move could have been made earlier. NDP environment critic Spencer Chandra Herbert said the B.C. government has taken the position that more oil will reach the West Coast, by rail if not by pipeline. I’m not sure if or when that claim was made, but it’s true that rail shipments are already permitted. Here’s what Redford and Clark agreed on. Redford accepts B.C.’s five conditions, provincial royalties excluded, and Clark endorsed Redford’s proposed “Canadian Energy Strategy,” which B.C. rejected last year. A draft of the strategy released last summer contains no specifics on how it would facilitate a pipeline project from Alberta to B.C. It talks about developing Canada’s energy reserves and at the same time somehow reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and promises a final version next spring. Oh, and Quebec refuses to participate. Ottawa has sole jurisdiction over inter-provincial projects such as Northern Gateway and the proposal by Kinder Morgan Canada to expand the 60-year-old Trans Mountain pipeline to Burnaby and refineries in Washington. If there is to be some extra revenue for B.C. from oil traffic, it could theoretically take the form of a toll on pipelines. Redford pointed out the problem with that idea in her speech to an energy forum in Vancouver last week. She noted that 42 per cent of B.C. natural gas is piped through Alberta to markets. If B.C. can toll Alberta oil, the same could be done with B.C. gas. None of B.C.’s five conditions has yet been met. Legally, they don’t have to be, except for the one about accommodating aboriginal title. – Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@blackpress.ca 

War Amps offer documentaries Editor, The Times:

I belong to Operation Legacy, a group of members of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program dedicated to preserving Canada’s military heritage and teaching other young people how to carry on the remembrance message. This year, The War Amps is celebrating a major anniversary. Ninety-five years ago, First World War amputee veterans formed The Amputations Association of the Great War. The name was changed to The War Amputations of Canada when Second World War

amputees joined their ranks. These men later started the CHAMP Program to assist young amputees like me. In addition to having had the privilege of learning about Canada’s military heritage from a young age, I also know what it is like to live without a limb – a strong bond that I share with war amputee veterans. Because of this, I feel it is my duty to ensure that the stories of war are preserved and its lessons never forgotten. I have been fortunate to be involved with Operation Legacy by participating in

local Remembrance Day ceremonies and laying wreaths on behalf of The War Amps. I have also donated documentaries from The War Amps Military Heritage Series to the Cranbrook Public Library. I encourage everyone – particularly young people – to learn more through The War Amps Military Heritage Series documentaries, which are available at a cost-recovery price at waramps.ca.

Nicole Byford Operation Legacy Member, Cranbrook

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Question of the Week

? Do you think we should abolish the Senate?

Doug Bennewith:

Marie Josie:

Yes. If anyone else, people like you or me, had lied about our expenses, we would have lost our jobs. They've still got their benefits.

Definitely. I'm strongly for that.

This wonderful country Canada is now turning into a thuggish petro-state with all the problems that entails. — George Monbiot. Well, the recent events in New Brunswick certainly bears this out! Yes, I know there's the hue and cry about law and order, keep the peace, etc. But here are the facts as I see them. A foreign (U.S. of A) energy company with the blessing no doubt of Premier David Alward and the Chamber of Commerce gang, want to the frack the bottom out of tiny New Brunswick for the riches in natural gas. The first time I read of the horrors of fracking was in Rolling Stone (where else? Our corporate media being either silent or completely in praise of this dubious exercise in extracting energy). As Rolling Stone pointed out, in areas of the United States where there had extensive fracking, groundwater has been polluted beyond any use. There were even unexplainable seismic tremors in the area afterward. In other words, in order to get 'clean burning natural gas,' the powers that be are willing to

turn the groundwater black and the area unlivable. They say the Easter Islanders were stupid. Last Saturday I went with a friend to Adams River to count fish. Emerging from this rather fruitless quest along the trail I spotted an SUV pulling into the parking lot a large canoe perched on top — in large bold letters along the side STOP FRACKING. Coincidence? Perhaps a moment of Jungian synchronicity? I walked over and started a conversation with the couple. It turned out that they lived in New York state where extensive fracking has gone on for some time. The picture they portrayed was not very pretty. Those freedom loving Americans have allowed fracking right in their backyards, right next to schools, hospitals, etc. Freedom to own slaves (the late George Carlin), freedom from Obamacare and now freedom to frack the bowels of mother earth. Perhaps we need freedom from fracking. This is a good place to start.

Dennis Peacock Clearwater, B.C.

Adding more thanks regarding Wells Gray World Heritage Year Editor, The Times:

It must have taken a small army to ensure the success of Wells Gray World Heritage Year. We do not know who you all are. We wrote our recent thank

you letter to the editor of this newspaper (published Oct. 24) simply as grateful residents of this lovely part of the world. So we apologize to all not mentioned, including the District

From what I've heard, I would say yes, but maybe if they had a different way of doing things. That's a hard one.

Yes, from what's been going on and happened in the past. There are a lot of crooks in government and I don't think we need them.

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Christmas Tree Light-up December 1 4:30 - 8 pm @ Clearwater Info Centre Contests • Santa visit • fun activities • carol singers • tree decorating • christmas stories • lots to see and do

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What's the use of having it? They're out most of the time anyway.

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YEARS AGO: A hunter was accidentally shot and killed while returning from Wells Gray Park. He had been standing behind a truck when a rifle held by a companion inside the vehicle discharged. The bullet passed through the victim’s chest. The rifle’s handler was fined $500. The new Topaz lounge in Avola offered fully licensed premises, sweet music and a cold buffet for only $1.50 per person.

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Bert Cleaveley was honored as Citizen of the Year at the annual Clearwater Chamber of Commerce banquet. The site for a new Vavenby Elementary School was being surveyed. The existing Clearwater Secondary was to be converted to an elementary school, while the new “North Thompson Secondary” was being designed to house 850 pupils. A new elementary was to be built on the same

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BACK IN TIME site in 1977 if enrolments continued to climb.

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The Clearwater branch of the Royal Bank celebrated its 10th anniversary with an open house.

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In Vavenby, more than 60 persons faced a head table consisting of Bob Craig, president of the North Thompson Teachers’ Association; School District 26 trustees Ed Shook and Ross Smith; and Vavenby principal Paul Edwards. They discussed a teachers’ strike then under way.

Vavenby Fire Department responded to a fire in a trailer at Tum Tum Trailer Park. Helen Handy managed to get the two children out through a window, but suffered second and third degree burns to her back.

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ity would receive.

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YEARS AGO: Fire destroyed the home of Susan McKenzie and Neil Dunsmore in Birch Island. A smoke alarm was credited with saving the family’s life. Members of several fire protection crews watched in frustration as Birch Island was in a “no man’s land” between the Clearwater and Vavenby fire protection districts.

George Marcyniuk and Edith Kinzel of the Clearwater incorporation committee went to Victoria to report on the state of the roads within the proposed municipality. They hoped to have the information taken into account in determining the payments for road maintenance the proposed municipal-

Little Fort residents voted 83 – 18 to spend up to $10,000 per year

Both thrift stores were present. Joe Schulte was selling his handcrafted canes and walking sticks. Ecki had a table with a wide display of his work to choose from. The Campbell Sisterz had a table with their crochet work for sale. The girls have heard about an exchange student from Jamaica who is going to TRU in Kamloops. She

had to have emergency surgery which used up the rest of her tuition. The student still has a couple of courses to complete. The Sisterz want to help her out so they are giving her half of what they earned at the craft fair. The other half will go towards new musical equipment. One of the Campbell girls, Lisalee, sang “At Last” by Etta James for the Craft Fair

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to fund the community’s volunteer fire department. A young dentist who grew up in Vavenby, Bob Rishiraj, returned to the North Thompson to temporarily assist John Cooluris in his dental practice.

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MLA Kevin Krueger said a fuss about McLure and Little Fort losing their ferries was unfounded. He expected the Whispering Pines and North Thompson Indian bands to take over operating the ferries.

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Clearwater and Blackpool fire departments were called out to a fire at Safety Mart. A wooden thrift store donation box situated outside the store was set ablaze. Fortunately, the fire was knocked down quickly

before it could cause major damage. Artist Doris Laner accepted a card of appreciation from Mayor John Harwood during the official opening of three murals she had painted on the Sportsplex walls. Laner worked two summers on the project. The murals depict people playing hockey, figureskating and curling on Dutch Lake. Clearwater Ski Club hoped to complete its ski lodge in time for a Grand Opening in the summer of 1994.

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YEAR AGO: Clearwater and Barriere chambers of commerce hosted a luncheon for Premier Christy Clark at the Legion in Clearwater. The premier also helped with the official opening of Ed Buck Manor next to Evergreen Acres while she was here.

Vavenby hosts busy craft fair at community hall Robyn Rexin It was a busy day at the Vavenby Community Hall on Sunday, Nov. 3. It was the day of the Craft Fair, organized by Barb Pennell, and there were 17 different sellers to choose your purchases from. Lots of delicious looking baking was for sale as well as handcrafted jewellery, quilting and Watkins.

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audience. All the sisters sang at the Southwest Community Baptist Church on Saturday evening, Nov. 9, to help raise money for the exchange student as well. A concession was available to fill empty stomachs. Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chips, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, pop, and chocolate bars were available. Work bee to fix rink Kevin Sheffield put up signs around town, organizing a work bee at the outside rink that was held Saturday morning, Nov. 9.

Some damaged panels needed to be replaced and a roof over the gate area that will also cover the bench was started. The roof will keep skaters drier as they put on their skates and spectators drier as well. Seven people showed up to help. Crib and darts The crib and darts clubs as well as the fibre arts will restart after Christmas. The interior of the hall still needs to be repainted and new flooring laid. The clubs don’t want to begin again until all inside work is complete.


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McLeod announces program to protect women and girls from violence

Pumpkin contest helps Forestview Danny Adams (l), chief cook and bottle-washer at Bayley's Bistro, presents a $140 cheque to Shelly Redman, activity worker at Forestview Place. The money was from the coffee shop's annual pumpkin contest. Len Sonneson won by guessing the weight of 213 lb. and donated back the prize (lunch for two valued at $30). That amount plus the $55 raised by the guesses plus $55 in matching funds from Bayley's, will go to the recreation fund at the extended care facility at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital. Photo by Keith McNeill

Ottawa – Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-ThompsonCariboo, announced last week funding for new projects through Status of Women Canada entitled Cyber and Sexual Violence: Helping Communities Respond. “Violence against MP Cathy McLeod women and girls has devastating and farreaching effects on the community,” said McLeod. “The projects supported by this call for proposals will reduce violence against women and reach out to those who have been affected by such violence.” “Recent high-profile cases have made cyberviolence and sexual violence against women and girls top-of-mind concerns for Canadians,” stated McLeod “Our government is taking action by supporting projects at the local level to help prevent these forms of violence against women and girls.” Applications from organizations will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., PST on Dec. 1. For more information on the call for proposals and

$66 million spent to 'talk' about aboriginal kids By Tom Fletcher – Black Press VICTORIA – The B.C. government has spent 10 years and $66 million on meetings and consultants to discuss aboriginal "governance" of children in protective care, while actual services such as domestic violence safe houses remain inadequate to meet the need. That conclusion emerges from a new report from B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen TurpelLafond, who calls it a "confused, unstable and bizarre area of public policy" where millions continue to be spent without accountability. "For example," Turpel-Lafond wrote, "nearly $35 million was spent discussing regional aboriginal authorities, including large expenditures on paying people to meet, hiring consultants to facilitate those meetings, and producing materials of questionable practical value following such meetings that almost never addressed the actual difficulties children and youth were experiencing in their lives – issues such as parental addiction, domestic violence, pov-

erty, neglect and the need for mental health services or special needs support." Stephanie Cadieux, B.C.'s Minister of Children and Family Development, said she accepts the findings of the report, and agrees that the ministry "strayed from its mandate to provide direct services." A new deputy minister appointed two years ago has worked to redirect ministry spending to services for those in need, Cadieux said. She acknowledged that another $8 million is being spent this fis-

cal year on impractical "nation to nation" talks before consulting contracts expire. NDP children and families critic Carole James said she supports the concept of delegating child welfare to aboriginal communities where it's practical to do so. But she said it's "appalling" that millions are spent on high-level meetings while there is an eightmonth waiting list for youth mental health services. The B.C. Liberal government has a track record of this, going back to former premier

Gordon Campbell, who recruited a South African expert as deputy minister to impose a new aboriginal child care system, she said. "They put out a big idea or a slogan, say they're going to move it, and then have no plan to implement it properly, with resources, with clear outcomes," James said. "The tragedy with this one is it's aboriginal children who are suffering." Cadieux said it isn't fair to conclude all the money was wasted. The ministry has better relationships with

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Being homeless isn’t just living under a bridge Clearwater Homelessness Partnering Strategy It would be easy to think that no one is facing homelessness here in our beautiful area but unfortunately that just isn’t true. Just because we don’t see people living on the street the way you do in Vancouver or even in Kamloops, doesn’t mean that it’s not happening here. In rural communities like Clearwater, people can more often experience what’s sometimes called “hidden homelessness,” which could mean they are staying with family or friends (couch-surfing), living in someone’s garage or outbuildings, or in hotels/motels. Of equal concern are those who are at risk of homelessness. A common definition of at-risk homelessness is when housing is unaffordable, unsafe, unhealthy, overcrowded, insecure, inappropriate or poorly maintained, or when the support necessary to maintain stability in their lives is lacking. They may also be at risk when their income is insufficient

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or insecure. (from: Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan, 2011) The Clearwater Homelessness Partnering Strategy is a new short term project administered by Yellowhead Community Services and funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. The objective of this project is to capture an accurate picture of homelessness in our area and to develop a strategy to address the needs of people who are home-

less or at risk of being homeless. This study will not materialize into the creation of new housing; however, a needs assessment study is essential to the possibility of moving in the direction of improving housing security in this area. In order to understand the scope of homelessness in our area, which includes Vavenby to Blackpool, we need to talk to people who have experienced or are experiencing homelessness or

Federal help sought for six years Forest industry seeks to build momentum for sector transformation OTTAWA/ CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is calling on the federal government to renew and replenish the highly successful Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program to help the sector further develop innovative breakthrough technologies. FPAC is asking for IFIT to receive an additional $500 million over the next six years, starting with a modest $25 million next year in recognition of the government's tight fiscal situation, and then scaling up to $150 million for the final two years of the program. The executive vice-president of FPAC, Catherine Cobden, made the request Friday during pre-budget consultations before the House of Commons Finance Committee. "Our industry is grateful for the significant support provided by the federal government in recent years to help our transformation," says Cobden. "The sector has to do

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the heavy-lifting but we still need to partner with government to de-risk innovation and help bring new technologies to the final stage of commercial readiness. IFIT is a proven strategic model for that partnership." IFIT was first created in 2010 to encourage innovation in the forest sector by supporting first-of-kind commercial-scale demonstration and market applications. The $100 million program received 107 project applications worth $2 billion. So far IFIT is supporting 15 technologies including: Alberta Pacific Forest Industries producing methanol from a pulp mill waste stream; Millar Western building a unique bio-energy effluent project and Tolko becoming the first facility in North America to produce both specialty-and commodity-oriented strand board products from a single production line. In addition, IFIT is leveraging new investment in Canadian industry in smaller communities when for-

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Remembrance Day ceremony at Clearwater's Reg Small Park

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Remembrance Day ceremony at Clearwater's Reg Small Park

Above: Silver Cross mother Joyce James places a wreath on the cenotaph at Reg Small Park. Her son served 10 years with the Canadian military. Behind her is Legion representative Charlotte Cederholm. Left: Sgt. (ret) Randy Hedlund speaks during Remembrance Day ceremonies in Clearwater on Monday. The former Canadian paratrooper also acted as parade commander for the event.

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Sports Winding right up

Looking for an opening Clearwater Peewee Angus Allchin takes the puck behind the Merritt net during a game at the Sportsplex on Saturday. Clearwater won 16-1. The team's next games will be during their home tournament on Nov. 23 and 24. Photo by Keith McNeill

Clearwater Bantam #12 Colby Rhodes winds up for a slap-shot during one of two games against Logan Lake at the Sportsplex last weekend. Saturday they won 9-0 and Sunday 13-0. On Nov. 30 at 4:30 the Bantams have an exhibition game against Kamloops in Clearwater. On the Dec. 14 weekend the boys play games in Logan Lake and on the Dec. 21 weekend they are in Ashcroft for league games. Photo by Keith McNeill

Volleyball finishes at Clearwater Secondary Keith McNeill The volleyball teams at Clearwater Secondary School had a busy season this fall, according to athletic director Marie

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Donald Ritchie, a recent CSS graduate (Giesbrecht said it was good to see him return and give something back to the program). A fairly young squad consisting of Grade 8 and Grade 9 students, they made steady progress throughout the season. They finished in fifth place in their league in the final playoffs. Basketball practices began this week. Anyone interested in coaching should give her a call at the school, Giesbrecht said.

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Famous moose of Wells Gray Park: Part two

Calypso was a special member of the Ritcey family by Clara Ritcey with Ellen Ferguson Many years ago, when I was a girl and madly in love with a budding young wildlife biologist, the more seasoned wife of another member of that profession gave me a story to read, entitled “Never Marry A Biologist”.  As I dimly recall, the story recounted a number of the authoress’ misadventures that were a direct result of her husband’s profession. I read the story, enjoyed it, and promptly forgot its message. I did marry the biologist, but often over the years that story has haunted my life ... like the year I became foster mother to a moose calf.  This was NOT my personal project. I managed to keep quite busy raising a brood of over-active children, and an additional baby to care for was not my idea of a worthwhile summer project. However, Ralph’s special project in Wells Gray Provincial Park was an intensive study of moose and their ecology. It was suggested that he raise a moose calf.  Being a suspicious person who had spent too much time already looking after the children’s pets, I was not enthusiastic about the idea, despite the

A young Frank Ritcey feeds Calypso as his family raises the young moose during the 1960s. The son of Clara and Ralph Ritcey, today he is the provincial coordinator at BC Conservation Foundation's Bear Aware program. Photo submitted

assurances that this was a project that The Men would be looking after. And so, one very wet afternoon in early June 1963, Ralph and his assistant arrived home with a baby moose in a canvas tarp. She was terrified, tiny, weak, only a day or two old, and not a very promisinglooking specimen. For the next few days, the men and children cared for her and made her a little sheltered pen. She never did like the pen though, and much preferred to come into the house, where we were. During this time, it was decided to call her “Calypso”, in honour of the little orchids that grew in

the area where she was born. This was soon shortened to “Lippy”, and that was her name for as long as she lived with us.  Things were going along much too well to last. Then it happened: Ralph and his assistant had to go to another park for two weeks, and guess who became the Moose Sitter? In those two weeks, I learned to create the fastest formula in the west. Lippy was growing into a fat, sassy pet, running in and out of the house with the kids, playing with the dogs, and demanding her feedings on time. First feeding was around 5 a.m.: two or three beer bottles full of warm milk formula. This

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was repeated every three or four hours, with occasional small snacks in between. When she was hungry, there was no mistaking her wants: she would stand at the back door, and cry like a big baby. Later on she was to eat a specially prepared nutrient ration, and then she learned to browse on the various shrubs and trees that support the wild moose population. That first summer, however, she guzzled milk in fantastic amounts. She did enjoy other foods too, such as my house plants, and she was given to trying anything she could reach on the table or in the kitchen. One day, while I was outside, she went

into the kitchen and ate an entire lemon meringue pie. I’ll never forget her face, with meringue clinging to her long eye-lashes, and lemon all over her muzzle. Another of her dietary habits that caused me much annoyance was when she saw me picking flowers, she came right along behind me and chewed up the rest of the plants. In the wild, a calf moose learns what is safe to eat by watching its mother browsing.  The first day the men returned home, I mixed the formula, told Ralph that feeding time was at 2 o’clock, and went visiting. I returned late in the afternoon, to be met by a sobbing, distraught moose who literally threw herself into my arms. She sounded like a very upset baby, complete with sobs, and tear-wet face.  “She won’t eat” announced my rather annoyed husband. “Think the thing might be sick.” Being used to children, I rather doubted this and set about heating her milk. Called to her feeding place at the back steps, she wolfed down almost a half-gallon of milk. Isn’t it good to feel needed? To Lippy, I was Mother.  Lippy ran free all that summer, but when fall and hunting season arrived, Ralph made her a large pen

to live in. The pen was well-marked, so no one could say they hadn’t seen it. We even hung up signs, to inform the public that this was a No Shooting area. But, with all these precautions, she was still very nearly killed.  One afternoon, a truck screeched to a stop near the house and two men jumped out. With their guns, they ran towards the pen. I set a new record for the 100 yard dash, yelling loudly at these “hunters” not to shoot. The men quickly got back into their truck and drove off. Later, at the Game Checking Station, they told Ralph about this crazy dame up on the hill who had a moose in a pen. At the end of hunting season, Lippy was free again. She had now become a big girl, but she still wanted to play games. One of her favourite ways of showing affection was to back a person into a wall, and then rub them with her head. Very affectionate, especially from a 300pound moose!  Another of her quirks was a passion for the smell of gasoline fumes. When we were fueling the car, she would try to get into the fumes, and breath deeply. Filling the car became a regular circus, as I’d run the hand pump, keep the nozzle in the car tank, and push away the moose who

was determined to get high! When new fuel drums were delivered to the Ranger residence, I would wash the tops carefully with hot soapy water, to remove any sniffable fuel residue. At this time I was driving the children to and from their school, which necessitated leaving home twice a day. Lippy did not like this one little bit. She would lie down in the driveway, and not let us leave the yard.  When I finally either moved her or out-witted her, and headed down the road, she would follow us, crying loudly. On one occasion, she stopped at our friends’ home and walked out onto their balcony. After that, they had a barrier to put up whenever it looked like she was going to stop. In the spring of 1964 we needed to move to Kamloops for Ralph’s work and were faced with an unhappy situation. We could not take Lippy with us, and could not turn her loose in the woods, as she had learned to trust people. We contacted the Edmonton Game Farm, and they came with a special van to take her to a new home.  There she could live in freedom yet still be near people. Our lives are richer for the year Lippy lived with us, and I’d be a liar if I said we didn’t miss her.

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global forest, paper and packaging sales, said its members would work with stakeholders to spread sustainable forest management; support and promote the expansion of forest certification; set 2020 targets to increase the use of certification when sourcing forest products and fibre; and grow markets for certified forest products. The WBCSD statement specifically, “... recognizes and supports the assurance of management performance and fibre flows provided by the following independent forest certification and associated chain-of-custody

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JOY OF PAINTING Discover your creative talents during this 1-day painting workshop. You will leave the class with a wonderful feeling of joy at your accomplishment of a completed, ready-toframe oil painting. All supplies included. DATE CHANGE – NOV 16, 2013

H2S ALIVE This 1-day course is intended for all workers in the petroleum industry who could be exposed to hydrogen sulphide (h2s). The course covers the physical properties and health hazards of h2s and how to protect yourself using basic rescue techniques. Each student is required to operate a self-contained breathing apparatus, a detector tube device, and perform rescue breathing on a mannequin. NOV 22, 2013

UPCOMING COURSES OFA Level 1 First Aid Dec 13 & Jan 26 $90 Joy of Painting *** Nov 16 *** $85 Indian Cooking Nov 21 $40 H2S Alive Nov 22 $275 Ceramics Handbuilding Pottery Nov 23 + Dec 14 $80 Foodsafe Level 1 Nov 29 & 30 $90 OFA Level 3 Jan 20 - 31 $780

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- sun., 11 am – 8 pm. 3684 Birch Isl Lost Creek Rd. Nov. 28: Beta Sigma Phi Craft Auction, doors open 6 pm, auction 6:30, Wells Gray Inn Conference rm. Nov. 28-29: Christmas Arts & Craft, Ecki’s in Vavenby. Antler carvings and more. Nov. 28-29: Dreams & Delusions Art Studio, 337 Ruby Rd, Vavenby. Lots of Christmas gifts. 12 pm – 8 pm. Dec 5: NT Communities Foundation AGM 6:30 pm, Community Resource Center Dec. 7: Welcome to Winter Dance, Blue River 9 pm, Legion Upstairs Hall. Dec. 7: Small Business Dinner, Clearwater Ski Lodge, Call Shelley 250-6743286 or shelleysim@telus.net to book your tickets Dec 15: AE Sb6 Christmas Family Fun Day, location to be announced. Dec. 31: New Years dance, 9pm, Blue River Legion upstairs hall. Dec. 31: New Years Eve Bullarama, NT Agriplex, Barriere, Tickets NT Star Journal, Kamloops Horse Barn, info 250-371-7654

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ONGOING EVENTS

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

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

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Announcements

Employment

Information HOSPITAL AUXILIARY THRIFT SHOP

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

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

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

Lost & Found Lost: grulla-mouse colour/white 2 yr old quarter horse/arab cross gelding. Disappeared from pasture on Chu Chua (Simpcw) reserve, 2nd wk of October. Very friendly & gentle. Call Dave Holland 250672-5669.

Travel

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Christmas Corner

Coming Events

Christmas Arts & Craft Ecki’s in Vavenby Antler carvings and lots more Come see! 280 Guru Nanak Pl Nov. 28-29; 9 am - 5 pm

Rent Cross Country Ski Equipment for the season at the NoHost Bazaar, Nov. 16, 10am1pm at the Fall Fair Hall.

Dreams & Delusions Art Studio 337 Ruby Rd, Vavenby Lots of Christmas gifts Nov. 28-29 12 pm - 8 pm

Coming Events 18th Annual Winter Wonderland Arts & Craft Fair Sun. Nov. 17 • 10 am - 2 pm Wells Gray Inn Conference Centre Chamber of Commerce General Meeting Nov. 18, 7 pm Community Resource Center. Guest speakers Gavin Daw from Trans Mountain Pipeline, DOC economic development officer Leslie Groulx and DOC sports coordinator Melody Romeo. Networking — refreshments. Everyone welcome

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Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: fish@blackpress.ca Safe Home Response Providing a safe place to escape for women and their children. Volunteers always needed. Call 250-674-2135.

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Employment Business Opportunities One of the best small businesses located in downtown Merritt BC. This well established well kept operation has been serving the community for 45years. The building has a new Lennox 12 1/2 ton air/furnace, new roof, and lots of new equipment. A free standing brick building with paved parking lot. This turnkey operation is priced to sell (below market value) as current owner wishes to retire. If you are serious about being in and owning your own business please forward your inquires to: Business Opportunity c/o Merritt Herald, Box 9, Merritt BC, V1K 1B8

Help Wanted Sam’s Pizza & Rib House now hiring experience waitress, must have serve-it-right. $11/hour + tips, for right person. Apply in person w/resume. 4307 Yellowhead Hwy.

Career Opportunities

Employment

Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Help Wanted

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GENERAL LABOURERS

FRASER SHINGLING & EXTERIORS LTD. Wanted Aluminum and Vinyl siding installers. Full Crews with own equipment only. Contact Giselle at 780 962 1320, or at giselle@fraserexteriors.com

OIL & GAS INDUSTRY GUARANTEED Job Placement

• Labourers • Tradesmen • Class 1 Drivers

Call 24Hr. Free Recorded Message 1-888-213-2854

Professional/ Management YUKON Zinc, Wolverine Mine is looking to fill the following positions: Advanced Care Paramedic, Mill Trainer and Journeyman Millwrights. Visit our website at www.yukonzinc.com to apply

Trades, Technical Civil Engineering Technologist II (Re-Advertisement) District of Kitimat, full time permanent - wage range $37.01 - $44.78 over two years. Civil Technologist diploma required. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, duties include a variety of infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipality’s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proficient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D, and MS Office. Valid BC driver’s license required. Submit resumes by November 29, 2013, 4:30 pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, Fax (250) 632-4995, or email dok@kitimat.ca

FRONTLINE is seeking certified electricians and millwrights with industrial experience for work in BC/Alberta. FEC offers competitive wages and benefits package. Forward resumes to: frontlinehuman resources@gmail.com. JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info online at: hannachrylser.ca. Fax 403854-2845 or email to: chrysler@telusplanet.net LOCALLY-OWNED, well-established vacuum truck company looking for Class 1, 3, Vacuum and Gravel Truck Operators. Oilfield tickets an asset but not necessary. Incentive package available. Blue Cross after three months. Must be willing to relocate or work three weeks on and one week off. Fax resume and driver’s abstract to 403-8453903. LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires an experienced Journeyman Electrician for our EWP Operation in Golden B.C. Email resume to: Audra.Stanton@LPCorp.com or fax to 250-344-8859.

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

CLEARWATER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 58A Young Road, Clearwater BC V0E 1N2 • 250-674-2928 • Fax 250-674-2938 E-mail: info@clearwateremployment.ca • Web Page: www.clearwateremployment.ca

Support Worker: 2 positions/Clearwater #C0257

Traffic Control: Casual/Clearwater #C0256

Sandwich Artist: FT/Little Fort #C0232 Skating Coach: Seasonal PT/Clearwater #C0251

Early Childhood Educator/Educator Assistant: FT/PT Clw/Barriere#CB2050 Maintenance Technician (Instrumentation): FT/Clw#C0248 Skidder Operator: Seas/Clw #C0247 Logging Truck Driver: Seas/Clw #C0246

Cook: 2 positions/Clw #C0240 HD Mechanic/Welder/Machine Operator: FT/Clw #C0239 22 Job Postings/Blue River: PT & FT #CB0222

Heavy Equipment Mechanic: Clw #C0198

Maintenance Manager: FT/Blue River #C0191

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

Line Cook: FT/Blue River #C0188

Using Internet & Email Basics Workshop: Thurs. Nov. 14th Creating & Updating Your Resume Workshop: Thurs. Nov. 21st Work Search Techniques Workshop: Thurs. Nov. 28th Stress Management Workshop: Thurs. Dec. 5th Beyond Borders: A program for persons with disabilities that affect employment or employability: Starting Dec. 3rd

Help Wanted

Westline Harvesting Ltd. and Troyco Enterprises Ltd. require experienced Logging Truck Drivers for Full Time work in the Williams Lake and Clearwater areas commencing November 1, 2013. Westline and Troyco provide stable, consistent, long term employment. We pay industry competitive wages, and provide an extended health care plan, dental plan, disability insurance, life insurance and a registered pension plan package. Interested applicants should fax their resume to 250-3922836, email their resume to linda.ratcliff@clusko.com or drop their resume off in person at 4605 McRae Street in Williams Lake.

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

E-mail: mail@barriere-employment.ca • Website: www.barriere-employment.ca

Free Workshops to help with your work search are available. Please contact us to register for one or all of these free workshops.

CLEARWATER OILFIELD Services, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta requires Class 1, 3 Vacuum Truck Drivers, Swampers. Local work. No day rating. Full benefits after six months. Fax 403-8449324.

Help Wanted

NORTH THOMPSON JOBS BARRIERE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Career Opportunities

Resumes & Interviews: Go hand in hand, so the better prepared you are the greater the impression you will make to your future employer. Please drop in and our friendly staff will assist you. Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS): Are you currently on Employment Insurance or have you been in the last 3-5 years? If you have, you may be eligible for wage subsidy. Ask us for further info. Funding for Skill Enhancement: Recent or active EI clients with a career plan in mind seeking assistance through Service Canada are required to book an appointment with one of our Employment Counsellors. • Blue River Library: An employment consultant comes to the Blue River School. Next visit is Tuesday November 28th from 12:30-2:30. If a one on one appointment is required, please call to set up a time prior to the drop in.

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Services

Real Estate

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Photography / Video

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Need a professional

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

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Digital and film photographs. Phone 250-674-3252 or email:kmcneill@mercuryspeed.com

We are currently recruiting for the following positions: Mill Operations Superintendent Chief Metallurgist Manager: Environment, Health & Safety Mill Electrical / Instrumentation Supervisor

Please apply online at www.mtmilligan.com/ careers

Work Wanted

Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at www.bcclassified.com Handypersons Wilkeekon Services Handyman & Cleaning Residential & Commercial Moving in/out, DIY projects, construction site, interior/exterior, light hauls Bonded Gayle Peekeekoot Ray Wilson 250-674-2775

Louis Creek: modern (2yr) home, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, 2 kitchen on 10 acres in Glengrove Properties. Featuring earth to water geothermal radiant heating/cooling, ICF foundation, 40gpm well, custom floors & woodwork & much more. 3372glengrove.com. $548,500. 250-320-7896

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CLEARWATER: 1 bdrm, 2nd flr. Updated, quiet, clean adult bldg. Common laundry. Prkng w/electric.N/S, N/P. $575./mo. + DD, ref’s. 604-790-2482.

Financial Services

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Barriere: 2 bdrm, all appliances, RR/DD, NS, pets on approval. 1 block from shops. $850 incl. util. 250-672-9676

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ISO - house for Nov or Dec, have dogs, need space, NS/non-drinker, quiet, clean, handyman. Long term rental. References avail. Contact Dwight 250-319-1619

Rentals

GROCERY STORE AUCTION November 16 @11am, Burnaby Hobart meat equipment & dishwashers, True coolers & freezers. View @www.KwikAuctions.com

Auctions

Homes for Rent Furnished bachelor suite for rent in Clearwater/Birch Island $500/mo. Util & laundry incl. N/S. Ph. 250-674-0002

HAFI GRANTS Notice to low income seniors and persons with disability. You may qualify for a grant up to 20,000. to modify and adapt your home for improved safety and accessibility. For details contact your local HAFI expert Hans Ounpuu, Building contractor @ 250-674-3875. Need some help with those odd jobs you don’t have time for? Call Keiran Jones at 250-674-3051 mowerman275@gmail.com

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Transportation

Rentals

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Estate Sale vehicle: 2005 Nissan Extral, 4door, 4wd, brown, ac/automatic, 141,000km. $7900 obo. (250)672-9307

Barriere: 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, duplex, large fenced backyard, 1 car garage. $875 + util. DD. Pets neg. Avail Nov 1. 250672-0041. Clearwater: 3 bdrm duplex, lg yard, f/s, w/d, $575/mo plus util. Ph. 250-674-0188

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Just in time for winter, 6 person hot-tub w/cover, no leaks, pump works, needs some electrical tlc. $500 obo. Solomon shaped downhill skis & bindings, 166cm. $175 obo. 250-672-5802 STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca WOLFERMANS’ TREAT Your Friends and Family! Wolferman’s English Muffins! Perfect Holiday Assortment, Variety of Sweet & Savory Muffins $29.95 – Use Code “Favorite” Free Shipping! 1800-999-1910 Or www. Wolfermans.com/go/bb016

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Nov. A p r i 14 l 2-3 Nov. - 2 920, , 22013 0 1 2 Capricorn, This week is others all trust you have about what give and take, to say andDo want Capricorn. for to follow along others, and theywith will your do forguidance. you. A special Cherish trust event callsthis for some and think carefully extra-special gifts. December 22– before making deciJanuary 19 sions that affect your loved ones.

January 20– February 18

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

February 19– March 20

Aquarius, Some habitssort are hard out an ongoing to break, Aquarius. issue has been Look that to a mentor to compromising help and you will your focus at Awork. succeed. fitnessOnce you your mind, goal clear is easily achieved you once withcan a new pieceagain of focus on your career. equipment. Pisces, The oddsyou maymay be find yourself spending stacked against you, more with your Pisces,time but that doesn’t social circle than mean you won’t come your out onfamily top withina the little next few A days. ingenuity. weekend endeavor requires a leap of faith.

March 21– April 19

April 20– May 20

May 21– June 21

Aries, seek theand Speak up, Aries, advice of a will mentor the problem be or confidante when solved. A little miracle aatpuzzling situation home makes for an presents this interestingitself weekend. week. Travel Another plans come person’s together. perspective might be all you need to solve this problem. Taurus, Cast asidegetting all doubt,the job done Taurus. Thejust offerisn’t is enough. You genuine and willalways bring need to get it done you many rewards. A to bestbegins— of your testthe of faith ability and that’s be strong. Money woes why ease. others find you so reliable. Gemini, focus your Feeling blessed energy on Gemini? work these days, this as A a posPay itweek, forward. sible promotion is compromise at home looming over the raises everyone’s horizon. work spirits andGive fun ensues your best efforts, all weekend long! and you will soon be glad you did.

June 22– July 22

July 23– August 22

Cancer, sometimes A business relationship the key to success blossoms with an isaddition. to know when A larger-thanto back and lifestep personality drops recharge. Thisyou week, by with an offer spend someOhtime can’t refuse. boy, resting and relaxing, oh boy, Cancer. September 23– and you will have the energy needed to October 22 go forward.

Libra, get smiles behind Lady Luck on a cause that and willthere benyou, Libra, efit your commuis nothing beyond your nity. have been reach.You A treasured interested in giving heirloom resurfaces, back to others, and bringing back many this presents a fondweek memories. great opportunity to do just that.

Leo, Oops,you Leo.may You fall be looking for behind on a project, something raising some new to occupy your eyebrows. Not time. to Try learning new worry. You willaget sport or language. back on track sooner It will keepthink, yourthanks brain than you sharp and pass the to an innovation. time in a productive way.

Scorpio, The tiniestyou of love to socialize changes makewith a vast friends and famimprovement in a ily, butAlately time project. rejection is has been in hard to a blessing disguise. come by. Plan a Be grateful for what get-together with you’re given, Scorpio. friends and family.

Virgo, thissave week is Spend less, more aand great time to stop you’ll definitely procrastinating and get more, Virgo. More toin get track. yourback bottomonline Figure out a time and more peace of when you have the mind. Flowers provide most and a greatenergy, pick-me-up. dive right into the August 23– September 22 task at hand.

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Sagittarius, you News from afar gets can handle juices difficult the creative situations flowing, andwith you ease and your loved ones accomplish more than know it. inWhen such you have some time, aSagittarius. situationApresents game of itself week, wits atthis the office afraid to November 22– don’t provesbe challenging. December 21 take charge.


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Just a common soldier

Obituary

(A Soldier Died Today) by A. Lawrence Vaincourt He was getting  old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past. Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one. And tho' sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke, All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke. But we'll hear his tales no longer for old Bill has passed away, And the world's a little poorer, for a soldier died today. He will not be mourned by many, just his children and his wife, For he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life.

Held a job and raised a family, quietly going his own way, And the world won't note his passing, though a soldier died today. When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state, While thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great. Papers tell their whole life stories, from the time that they were young, But the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.

While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all, Is paid off with a medal and perhaps, a pension small. It's so easy to forget them for it was so long ago, That the old Bills of our Country went to battle, but we know It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys, Who won for us the freedom that our Country now enjoys.

Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land A guy who breaks his promises and cons his fellow man? Or the ordinary fellow who, in times of war and strife, Goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?

Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand, Would you want a politician with his ever-shifting stand? Or would you prefer a soldier, who has sworn to defend His home, his kin and Country and would fight until the end?

A politician's stipend and the style in which he lives Are sometimes disproportionate to the service that he gives.

He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin, But his presence should remind us we may need his

like again. For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start. If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise, Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days. Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say, Our Country is in mourning, for a soldier died today. – The Times thanks Randy Vaincourt, son of the late A. Lawrence Vaincourt, for permission to publish this poem. Lawrence Vaincourt was a WW II veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force and longtime columnist and author. The poem has been reprinted thousands of times worldwide and was most recently recorded by Connie Francis.

New ConnectEdBC to benefit students and teachers Ministry of Education VICTORIA – A new web-based service will dramatically improve the ability of B.C. parents and teachers to follow and support students' educational progress – from Kindergarten through to graduation, Minister of Education Peter Fassbender announced recently. The ministry has entered into a 12-year contract with Fujitsu Consulting (Canada) Inc. to deliver ConnectEdBC, a new hosted student information system. The new online platform will make it easier to engage students in their own learning, for parents to connect with educators, and for teachers to collaborate and share learning materials. "This is an amazing opportunity to connect everyone in our education system like never before, said Fassbender. “The new service will make it far easier for parents to engage in ongoing conversation about their child's progress and for teachers to gain better insights into their students." The new service will

focus on personalized learning and other key B.C. requirements, including: * A secure webbased portal, accessible through all browsers (including mobile device browsers), to provide parents, students and teachers with realtime access to student records, assignments and learning resources. * The ability for parents and students to monitor progress on a continual basis and communicate securely with teachers and school-based staff. * A modern, easyto-learn and easy-to-use interface. * The ability for students to submit work online and for teachers to collaborate and share learning materials across schools or districts. * Features and flexibility to support personalized learning, group collaboration, special needs and flexible scheduling options. * A provincewide solution that maintains a single record for each student throughout their entire education journey, from pre-kindergarten to high school graduation. * Security and privacy management, backup, archiving, and

disaster recovery services, and ongoing user support and training. Implementation will begin in April 2014 and run to early 2016, after which the current system, BCeSIS, will be decommissioned. While delivering far better features and functionality, the value of the contract is up to $9.4 million per year. The charge to school districts will remain at $10 per student per year,

the same as the current cost of maintaining the BCeSIS system. Follett's Aspen software is a proven platform used extensively in other jurisdictions, including the USA and the U.K., and currently serves more than one million students. All information collected will remain in Canada, with the primary data centre in Kelowna and backup servers in Regina.

IN LOVING MEMORY

Ruby White passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 20, 2013 at South Okanagan Hospital in Oliver, B.C. after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Loving wife of 66 years to Leonard White, dear mother to David (Helen), Bill (Margot), and Garry (Lynn). Loving grandmother to nine grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Survived by sisters Mary of Clearwater and Doris of Vancouver. Predeceased by daughter Susan and brother David. She was the daughter of Jim and Edna Archibald, who were pioneers in the Clearwater area. Ruby was an artist and well known for her work. She was a naturalist and enjoyed hiking and bowling. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Canadians find no peace to keep in Sarajevo Tim Petruk – Kamloops This Week It did not take long for Scott Casey to realize Sarajevo was, as he put it, “a shitshow.” “My first day there I watched a pregnant woman get shot in the stomach,” he told KTW. “The place was literally a bloody mess. They were butchering their own citizens by the thousands.” It was the early stages of the Bosnian War — a battle that would continue for four years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Today, Casey lives in Westsyde with his family. In 1992, he was a Canadian soldier stationed in Germany. When the call for UN peacekeepers came, his November Company shipped out. “We were there within hours, as opposed to trying to get them out of Canada,” he said. “There was no peace there to keep. Everybody was shooting at everybody and everybody was shoot-

ing at us. “We were just targets in big, white vehicles.” The rule for UN peacekeepers, Casey said, is that they can only fire their weapons if they are being fired upon. “It’s called chaptersix peacekeeping,” he said. “But, because of the severity of the fire we were under, we created chapter

six-and-a-half.” Casey said the peacekeepers were not disobeying orders or breaking any laws — just adapting to their situation. “We were taking our blue helmets off at night and going out in camouflage,” he said. “The rules there would get you killed. We had to do something to make

sure we came home. “We were there to help them and they were shooting at us. “There were so many times we could have been dead. And, what were we doing? Bringing them aid. It was all to bring them aid. “People just assume we went there and wore blue

helmets and saved lives. It was a lot more than that.” Casey recently wrote a book — In the Devil’s Courthouse, which is now in the hands of a publisher in Vancouver — detailing his time in Sarajevo. Word of the book’s contents got out and, last year, he was approached by a production team working for the History

Channel on TV. The full story of Canada’s role in Sarajevo came out, for the first time, last weekend, in a two-hour documentary on the History Channel called Sector Sarajevo “This story has never been told,” Casey said. “People have this warm, fuzzy idea of peacekeeping. This is going to blow the lid off of what Canadians’ view of our peacekeeping is. “It was all considered peacekeeping in that we were delivering humanitarian aid. “It’s just that there were operations no one knows about, and that’s what’s coming out. “It was the change from warm and fuzzy peacekeeping — ‘You guys play nice’ — to where we were actually engaging in operations, and that’s what people have no idea about.” Sector Sarajevo aired on the History Channel on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., with more airings on Monday, Nov. 11.

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