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on-site inspections.” After finding no obvious signs of mould or water Reports of potential damage, district maintemould in a classroom at nance staff drilled several 100 Mile House Elementary holes into the walls and by School have led to investi- using a camera to take a gations by School District closer look, he explains. #27 (SD27) and the Parent “No mould was found, Advisory Council and the wood and (PAC). insulation in the After hearing the walls appeared to be children were supin very good condiposedly wearing tion.” coats and hats in While the cause of a classroom where the smell was deterwindows were wide mined by SD27 to Elke open, the school’s not be caused by PAC took immedi- Baechmann mould, some other ate action. potential odorSchool PAC president ous sources were found, he Elke Baechmann went to explains. the school on Nov. 21, the Three heater ventiladay the report came in and tor units in the classroom talked to principal Donna were cleaned, and additional Rodger. She also followed insulation was provided to up with visits and calls dur- one of the units. ing the following week or “Maintenance staff also so, while SD27 was checking discovered a vent going to into it. a crawl space in the classBaechmann says she did room. The crawl space was not witness children with inspected and was found coats on, but did speak to to be clean, dry and mould various SD27 administra- free.” tion and staff members, who He adds the vent will be confirmed a smell had been sealed up, as it is not needed, reported in a classroom and and so will a similar vent that it would be checked. found in an adjacent classSD27 superintendent room. Mark Thiessen says inves“While no mould has been tigations were carried out found, the district is hopeful shortly after hearing these that the odour problem has reports, and a bad smell was also been taken care of.” discovered emanating from Baechmann adds she is somewhere in a classroom. relieved, but notes is it for“After hearing second- tunate she and SD27 were hand reports of a possible alerted to what potentially mould issue in a 100 Mile could have been a hazardHouse Elementary class- ous situation because no one room last week, [SD27] Continued on A3 conducted two thorough

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Mikayla Watson was adorable as Cindy Lou Who on the Safeway Canada float, with its The Grinch Who Stole Christmas theme, during the annual 100 Mile House Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 29. There was good turnout from both participants and spectators for the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce event. See more photos on page B1 and B19 as well as in Friday's Cariboo Connector.



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FAST bytes woodlot timing The deadline for bids on a new woodlot licence for 968 hectares (2,391 acres) of Crown land at Timothy Lake has been extended by Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. The original deadline of Nov. 27 for submissions has now been extended to Dec. 18. More information and applications details are available online at by entering the notice number, 8180, in the search box.

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Sheree Herron, front left, Jeanette McCrea, Xander Sarver, Jacob Henderson, Brayden Glen and Jenna Henderson were among the dozen or so protesters outside the District of 100 Mile House council chambers Nov. 26. They were there to support Gold Trail Recycling co-owner Leslie Glen who was inside speaking to council about her business’ potential closure if the District uses contractors who send recyclables out of town.

Changes resound in community Local governments award recycling pickup contract

Carole Rooney Free Press

The community has been buzzing with talk about what is going to happen with changes the province has brought about for recycling packaging and printed paper (PPP). On Nov. 28, the Cariboo Regional District and District of 100 Mile House jointly awarded a contract to Central Cariboo Disposal for pickup of garbage and recyclables at 108 Mile Ranch and 100 Mile House – to begin May 2014. However, the bid for who will bale the tins, plastic, cardboard, paper – everything except the bottles – is still up in the air. CRD chair Al Richmond notes that

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particular contract process is controlled by Multi Material BC (MMBC). “The province has determined that it wants this done. So, there’s a standard way of dealing with that now, which is not a separated stream [of recyclables], but one stream.” Central Cariboo Disposal has had the contract to collect garbage from 108 Mile Ranch and 100 Mile House for years, he explains. “They have been awarded the contract now to pick up recyclables for the 108 and 100 Mile because they were successful in their proposal [to the CRD].” Baling returnables He says the CRD applied to MMBC for concession incentives to

collect recyclables at its waste sites, such as Lac la Hache, Watch Lake, Lone Butte and Interlakes, but not in 100 Mile House. “I think that our local recyclers ... stand a great chance of being successful on that [processing/baling]. That’s why we never asked for depot concessions from MMBC for 100 Mile House because we wanted to leave that open for our local people to bid on that job.” Currently, Gold Trail Recycling in 100 Mile House gets a CRD subsidy to collect local recyclables, and then is responsible for everything from pick up and baling to marketing the finished bales, Richmond notes. Now, he explains MMBC is determining who will bale, and then it

will soon take over responsibility for marketing those bales. “Under the new regime, the province, through MMBC – for a whole zone from Prince George clean though to Lillooet, including the Kamloops area – will go to tender for someone to collect, bundle, compress and bale all the recyclables, except for the glass.” There are probably only a couple of outfits large enough to market from this new region to China and the many other places it must now seek buyers from, he adds. Richmond says the CRD believes MMBC is going to have to look to local facilities, such as Gold Trail, to do the baling. Continued on A6

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came forward to them with this problem directly. “I’m glad that it was reported and that the district went after it, and there is no mould – even though it is an old school – and that the kids’ health is not in any unsecured state there.” She’d like parents and students to know they can

bring their concerns to the PAC confidentially, and that their privacy and identity as the source of any issue will be protected. “They don’t have to talk to the teacher or the principal by themselves. We can support them; that is our role as a PAC.” There is a protocol for bringing any school issues forward, she explains, which

is to alert the PAC, the teachers and/or the principal first, before going “higher up” to the district or the ministry. The smelly classroom is yet another example of the need to replace the aging elementary school, she notes. “I, as a PAC member, and I know every other parent would like to see a

new school there because it’s very old.” Baechmann says she also talked to Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett about the issue and the need for a new school to be rebuilt soon. Barnett later informed her she had called the school board, she adds, and it is on their comprehensive plan, but no timing was yet available on the rebuild.

New SD 27 chair Tanya Guenther says the replacement of 100 Mile House Elementary is the board’s number 1 priority on its five year capital plan. Last year’s school closures in SD27 have driven up occupancy at other facilities, she explains, better positioning the district to prove the need for a new school to the Ministry of Education.

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WATER LICENCES A streamlined water licence application process will go into effect Dec. 6. Amendments to the water regulation will provide faster application approvals by allowing applicants to deliver application information to landowners electronically, eliminating the requirement for duplicate signatures, and other changes. Starting Dec. 6, applications will be online at www.frontcoun where more information is also available, linked under News.


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Tanya Guenther takes chief political seat in SD27

Carole Rooney Free Press

The School District #27 board of trustee has elected Zone 2 (108 Mile/Lac la Hache) Trustee Tanya Guenther as its new chair. She replaces chair Joyce Cooper, who took on the role temporarily after Will Van Osch stepped down as chair earlier this year. Guenther says she is “honoured” the trustees have chosen her to serve in this role. “As with any new role, there is some excitement as well as apprehension, but I feel I am ready to

jump into this.” Then, if re-elected to Like anything new, the board in the local there is also always government elections something more to next fall, she will be in learn, she a better posiadds. However, tion by then Guenther has to decide if some previous she will let her experience with name stand for running meetanother term as ings and with chair, she says. parliamentary She also did Tanya procedure. her “homeGuenther She hasn’t work” before set any personaccepting her al goals for SD27, she new position. notes, since that is not “In consideration of the role of the chair. letting my name stand Guenther explains for the role of board she will see how this chair, I looked to the year goes before consid- B.C. School Trustees ering if she wants this Association (BCSTA) to role in the long term. help me understand the

role a bit better.” The BCSTA describes a school board chair as one who presides over the board’s deliberations, enforces appropriate procedures and parliamentary processes, and often acts as the spokesperson for the board. The board chair is an equal with no more power or authority than any other trustee, she notes, although does have an additional function and responsibility to speak for and represent the positions and decisions of the board. Guenther has formerly served as chair of

the local school board’s policy committee from December 2011 to August 2013, and since September 2013, she has chaired its business committee. She also served as PAC chair in this district for a short time (until becoming trustee), and as a PAC chair and District PAC chair in Gold Trail District (in Cache Creek). “I feel one of the strengths I bring to the role of board chair is my experience in running meetings.” Guenther took over her new position as chair on Dec. 1.

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Senior suggests sidewalks, more buses

Carole Rooney Free Press

The South Cariboo Joint Planning Committee (SCJPC) recently received and reviewed a letter from local senior, Elizabeth Bokovay, who lives at Seniors Gardens in 100 Mile House. District of 100 Mile House councillors and Cariboo Regional District (CRD) directors on the committee discussed the issues raised by the local senior. In her Nov. 3 letter, Bokovay expressed concern about a lack of sufficient public transportation for seniors to access social, and other, activities in 100 Mile House after 5 p.m. CRD Area G Director Margo Wagner noted Carefree Manor, Fisher Place and Mill Site Lodge all have bus service to special functions. “Could they not designate a couple of other pickups? I know pickups aren’t always convenient, with being picked up at your door, but you have a few seniors, I think, down behind Save-OnFoods [Pioneer Village] and then up there [at Seniors Gardens]. “I don’t know this lady, but these people are obviously attempting to live on their own, and we should encourage them to remain in their own home, and looking after themselves, for as long as possible.”

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Elizabeth Bokovay looks out her door at Seniors Gardens, with temperatures at -12 C in blowing snow. She wonders how she’ll get to some upcoming events over the holidays.

sure what the local ridership is from the three assisted living or complex care facilities, or the cost per ridership, without having the financial books handy. However, the mayor explained he does know that expanding bus services would become “a very big burden to the taxpayers.” He noted plenty of other people are in the same boat, so he cautioned Wagner about speaking out with any committee stance on the issue. “I really worry about the kind of comments [we make] because we’ve got people at Forest Grove who are very upset that we don’t have bus service because there is no cab service. We had a pretty strong letter from 20 of [Wagner’s Area H] citizens about ... not having

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cab service. “We have to be very cautious how we word anything because I’m not sure it’s affordable.” He added BC Transit’s involvement makes the issue even more complex, as it’s not entirely a local government decision. Wagner said she understands Forest Grove and Canim Lake residents have issues with the lack of taxis, and added seniors there can’t use scooters to get around, with the hills and distances involved. However, she said for those seniors who live in 100 Mile House – some of whom likely moved there to be closer to amenities – it

is an entirely different matter. “I don’t know what the dollars and cents are. I just think it’s important that we keep our seniors engaged with the community as possible.” She asked if this is something a CRD/100 Mile House Joint Grant in Aid could address. District administrator Roy Scott and Area G Director Al Richmond each told stories about previous investigations into adding a few bus stops, and found it was impossible to work them into the timing for current transit system’s schedule and commitments. Richmond explained costs go up “drastically” to add staff and buses, when the ridership isn’t there to justify it. He noted just a few folks ride each bus and others all want different bus times. District Councillor Ralph Fossum said he would bring the issue up to the Rotary Club of 100 Mile House, to see if it can offer a funding solution for expanding bus services in town or Forest Grove. “I’m not saying they can, but I’m happy to take it back to them.” Sidewalks wanted Bokovay also asked about extending sidewalks along Alpine Avenue from Seventh to Eighth streets, and then another block down Eighth to Scott Road. Campsall said the

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Folks can have their say on highway safety and speed limits in British Columbia, as the public consultation component of the Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review gets underway. Until Jan. 24, 2014, the B.C. Liberal government is conducting province-wide consultation to seek input about safety and speed limits on B.C.’s rural highways. Through a series of open houses and online engagement, British Columbians can have their say on safety issues facing drivers on these highways. Speed limits on longer stretches of rural highways between communities are being reviewed to ensure that appropriate speed limits are in place to encourage safe driver behaviour. At the same time, the public will be asked to provide input related to reducing the risk of wildlife-related crashes and improving the safe

and efficient movement if they wish to send it of slower vehicles. to my office, I am more Cariboo-Chilcotin than happy to send it on MLA Donna Barnett to the ministry.” says speed limits may This review will also decrease in some areas, include public conand increase along other sultation on the use of lengths of highway, winter tires in an effort depending on the spe- to ensure tire requirecific results of ments address the review. safety and Speed limreflect current its on Highway technology. 97 – where it Public input runs through will form a part 100 Mile House, of the Rural Clinton and Highway Safety Lac la Hache and Speed Donna – will not be Review and Barnett affected, Barnett will be considexplains. ered in conjunction with “This will not be the technical review, affecting [highways] which is already underinside municipal bound- way. There will also be aries.” a technical review of Asked if she thinks new technology, highspeed limits need to rise way design and similar anywhere, Barnett refers initiatives in other juristo requests she’s received dictions. from her constituents. Wildlife corridors “I’ve had e-mails, are another big issue, prior to this even com- Barnett says, and driving out, asking for an ers need to slow down increase in speed limits where there are road on many of the provin- signs warning of wildcial highways. life, or they can see “But, the public is animals are in the area. going to get their chance “It was so sad. to give their input. They [During one trip] I saw can send it to the website five dead deer between [once it is online] but here and Williams Lake.”

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“They’re not going to come and set up balers in very community – that’s not going to happen. “I think [Gold Trail] is very well poised; they’ve got a depot that is in good order, and from what we’ve been hearing from folks, it is in a good position to do that.” He adds the company could bid on its own, but in theory, a collective bid from a larger group of local companies might be better positioned to gain a contract. “We are hoping the recyclers in Williams Lake, Quesnel and 100 Mile House will get together and put in a joint bid to become the people that do this [collecting and baling] task

– that will provide it to the ‘big guys’ that are going to market it.” He adds the local recyclers would still be paid a subsidy to process the local recyclables, without having to market it. “That’s sort of the ‘new world order’ that we have no control over.” No bid from Gold Trail In advance of its Jan. 10 deadline to accept MMBC incentives, the CRD provided Gold Trail the opportunity to bid on the 108 Mile Ranch tote pickup for both garbage (weekly) and recyclables (biweekly), he notes. Gold Trail owner Leslie Glen declined the opportunity in a Nov. 1 e-mail to CRD Solid Waste Management

supervisor Tera Grady. “Tera, after careful review Gold Trail will not be putting in a proposal for 108 Mile curbside recycling and garbage,” Glen wrote. She went on to thank the CRD for the opportunity and indicated a desire to work closely with local government on “all other aspects” of the MMBC program. Richmond says the CRD, therefore, issued a contract to Central

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On Nov. 7, Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford announced a “framework agreement” for pipeline expansion and development to the West Coast of British Columbia. The main points of the “agreement” are Alberta will support B.C.’s demand for revenue sharing from the oil transportation and bitumen export, but it won’t come from Alberta’s resource royalties. Meanwhile, B.C. agreed to support Alberta’s call for a national energy strategy. These have been two of the sticking points at previous meetings of the two western premiers, during which Redford has adamantly refused to share revenue from the pipeline crossing British Columbia to ship bitumen from Alberta’s tar sands projects to Asian markets. Clark said Redford reached a “broader understanding and acceptance” of B.C.’s five conditions and B.C. has agreed to join the Canadian Energy


Strategy discussions started by Premier Redford. In previous meetings, Redford has been adamant that none of Alberta’s resource royalties from oil sands crude will be shared. B.C. has argued that the oil producers and the federal government have to find a solution to the conditions for approval laid down by Clark. Redford said her proposed national strategy is to address interprovincial projects such as pipelines, recognizing that energy is provincial jurisdiction. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says the “framework agreement” announcement is good news. “I think it’s always great to work with your neighbours. I think Western Canada has always been amputated from the rest of Canada, so the more we can work together the better we are, as long as we don’t lose our principles. She adds the five principles Clark put out there for the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline have to remain intact “because the

province has to be very strict on the regulatory regime.” Clark’s principles include: • Successful completion of an environmental review process. In Enbridge’s case, this means a recommendation by the Joint Review Panel that the project proceeds. • World-leading marine oil-spill prevention and response

systems to protect B.C. coastlines and ocean. • Enhancement of onland spill response to world-leading standards. • Legal requirements regarding Aboriginal and treaty rights must be addressed and First Nations must be provided with opportunities to benefit from these projects. Continued on A16

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ith World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, one wonders where Canada stands in realizing the dream of being AIDS-free? The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 13 countries, many in Africa, the annual growth in the number of people on anti-HIV drugs outpaced the number of new HIV infections. There is no comparable statistic to provide insight into Canada’s situation, but there are reasons to feel optimistic. Newer medications for people living with HIV are easier to take and have fewer side effects. HIV treatment is more manageable and people have a near-normal life expectancy. There is an indisputable link between treating people and preventing transmission. Staying on anti-HIV drugs greatly lessens the likelihood of HIV being transmitted. So increasing accessibility

to testing and beginning and community-based treatment earlier will help frontline service providers stop new infections. co-ordinating their services, What may not be addressing both medical commonly known is there issues and social factors, are medications that can such as income and be taken after exposure to housing, is essential for HIV, and as a preventative providing the necessary measure before exposure, support for sustained, that can help healthful living. reduce the Co-ordinated likelihood of health care and infection. community-based We know services happen diagnosing HIV in most provinces. at an earlier Adhering to stage has huge medications has potential health the potential to outcomes bring about very in reducing positive results Laurie transmissions. in the overall Edmiston Researchers population. The estimate the risk thinking is that of transmitting HIV to if you increase the number another person from one of HIV-positive people on act of unprotected sex is 26 treatment, you lower the total times higher during the first amount of virus circulating in three months after infection a community and, ultimately, than during the months and reduce the number of new years that follow. Research HIV infections. also indicates that once This concept, known as diagnosed, the vast majority “treatment as prevention,” of individuals take steps to has been employed in avoid infecting others. British Columbia where We also know health care the province has reported


e have an opportunity to have a say in how the provincial government makes changes to safety and speed limits on British Columbia’s rural highways. The B.C. Liberal government is conducting province-wide consultation for its Rural Highway Safety and Speed Review. The legislators want to hear from us, and other rural British Columbians, on how we think the government should change rules and regulations to make motoring along our highways safer for everyone. We have until Jan. 24 to give input into how to lower the number of motor vehicle incidents (MVIs) and, therefore, save lives and damage repair bills. Speed limits are one of the key factors in the review, especially on long stretches of highway, as Victoria wants to have the “appropriate speed limits in place while encouraging safe driving behaviour.” This is certainly one area of disagreement among motorists. Many residents believe the speed limit should be increased in certain areas – to move traffic more quickly, especially when our highways are so busy during the summer holiday season. Others argue the B.C. Liberal government’s recent four-laning program from Cache Creek to Prince George has already increased the speed limits in the safest areas to do so. The biggest problem is the lead-footed motorists who like to drive 30 and 40 km/h over the posted speed limit. The other side of that coin is the folks who travel well under the posted speed limit, and the government also wants input on that issue. The ones who become a safety issue are those who refuse to move out the passing lane and, therefore, cause frustration for those who get caught in the long line of followers. Perhaps we need more pullouts for those who want to drive slowly. Another major problem on our highways in wildlife-related incidents, which cause the largest number of MVIs in the Cariboo. Maybe we need more fencing or reduced speed limits in wildlife corridors to try to decrease the number of crashes. We definitely need better and wider brushing lanes next to highways, so motorists can see wildlife before it jumps off an embankment or through a ditch onto the pavement. This is especially imperative around blind corners. We believe there is one important message that is not getting through to motorists of both genders and all age categories. We need to drive according to the road conditions. This is especially important in the winter when black ice, slippery snow and grooves from compact snow make driving difficult and hazardous. We definitely need a training component that works.

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reduced HIV incidence rates. So where do we go from here? Our prescription is Canada must: • Increase access to testing, in more settings and by diverse care-providers; • Increase interventions in communities with particularly high prevalence of HIV infection; • Provide both medical and social supports to help engage individuals in treatment and care; and • Muster resources, creativity and professional acumen to provide more integrated service delivery across the spectrum of health care and communitybased organizations. This will go a long way to reaching people, including the estimated 25 per cent of those with HIV in Canada who are undiagnosed, and to achieving the goal of an AIDS-free society. Laurie Edmiston is executive director of CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information –

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Conservatives letting our veterans down To the editor: Imagine you are a Canadian soldier who has been disabled in the line of duty – what kind of support do you think you’d get as you transition to civilian life under this supposedly military-friendly Conservative government? Odds are you are in for a lot of headaches. Under the Conservatives’ New Veterans Charter, you will get a lump sum payment instead of a disability pension. Many – includ-

ing Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman – say this sum is inadequate for the pain and suffering you’ve endured. A group of injured veterans is suing the Conservative government because the veterans say the money they have received is paltry and doesn’t even keep up with Workers’ Compensation awards. When you try to access government services for help, you’ll find a system the Auditor General says is overly complex and hard to use. You’ll have a one-in-four

chance of being released from the Canadian Forces without a support plan because the Department (of National Defence) can’t even meet its own service standards. If you don’t live in a major city, you’ll have to drive for hours if you need a meeting with a Veterans Affairs official because the government is closing nine Veterans Affairs’ offices, including Kelowna. The office in Prince George has already been shut down. If the DND makes a mistake,

Smart meter class action To the editor: In the second week of September, BC Hydro sent a very heavy-handed message to British Columbians about compliance with their Meter Choices Program. This is significant news that is deserving of attention, and an important community announcement that is of interest to a substantial percentage of your readership. It needs to be clarified in a timely way that the deadline given in that letter for a response is not appropriate or lawful. To respond to that letter would be a serious mistake, as the information in it was unauthorized by the B.C. Utilities Commission, whose approval is necessary for any fees, let alone extortionary ones, to be set in motion. Regardless of whether or not they have a smart meter or an “old” analog meter, this message is not sitting well with British Columbians, and many are trying to find out how to join the class action underway against BC Hydro. Since the details of the class action are as yet a mystery to the majority of British Columbians, due to a lack of specifics in the media regarding the process, I am including a link to more information about how to participate in the class action at Linda Ewart White Rock


you’ll have a tough time getting it fixed. The Veterans Ombudsman found that in cases that ended up in Federal Court, the Veterans Review and Appeal Board had failed to make fair decisions 60 per cent of the time. The state of the system is shocking. As one veteran told me recently: “Many believed that their government would look after them, but obviously we were wrong. The battles that we have at home hurt more than those that were fought in

other parts of the world....” The Conservative government puts more time and energy into using veterans for photo-ops than it does in meeting their needs – that’s wrong. Our veterans put their lives on the line for our country. We owe it to our veterans to do everything we can to help them recover, reintegrate into civilian life and live with dignity and respect. Jim Karygiannis Liberal Veterans Affairs critic

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To the editor: 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 I share with war amputee veterans. Because of this, I feel it is my duty to ensure 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 Cranbrook

Resident recovers lost item To the editor: I ‘m not sure if this is the right forum for this, but I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the person who found, and handed in, my purse at Safeway

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Greenhouse gas trial balloon leaks proposals continue to pop up, the latest BC Hydro is predicting little electricity ones on former industrial sites near demand for LNG until after 2020, which Squamish and Campbell River. And with suggests the early development will either the surge of LNG activity around Kitimat be direct drive, the industry standard and Prince Rupert already changing the and simplest method, or building one or landscape, questions linger about the more gas-fired power plants in northwest pollution and greenhouse gas B.C. Even if gas usage is only impacts. equivalent to one Lower As she left for the government’s Mainland, it’s plain to see largest ever trade mission to greenhouse gas emissions are Asia, Premier Christy Clark going up. dismissed a study that estimated Clark has repeatedly argued the impact of three LNG plants. that B.C. LNG should get credit That study, done by Kitimat for displacing coal in China and environment group Skeena elsewhere. Wild, assumed “direct drive” I asked Polak if the technology to chill and compress international community Tom gas for export. It concluded that would accept B.C.’s assertion Fletcher three plants would burn twothat emissions from our LNG and-a-half times the amount production shouldn’t count. of natural gas currently used in “We haven’t said we won’t count Metro Vancouver. them,” Polak replied. “What the premier’s Clark and Environment Minister Mary talked about and I’ve talked about is that Polak relied on the same talking point this whole issue of how one accounts for to reject the study. The technology of greenhouse gases in a particular region is powering LNG is still being negotiated, as one that is constantly evolving. producers work towards environmental “There are regular changes to the permits, so the total can’t be calculated yet. international standards for accounting


ast week, I described the inevitable demise of British Columbia’s “carbon neutral government” scheme, which continues to take millions of dollars from hospitals and schools to fund greenhouse gas reduction projects of questionable value. It’s like the AirCare program, a pollution solution that sounded great at the time. AirCare soon found itself chasing diminishing environmental returns, made redundant by new vehicle technology and the financial need to save fuel. Public sector carbon offsets will suffer the same fate, growing as a political liability as their effectiveness declines. All this is separate from B.C.’s carbon tax and greenhouse gas reduction program, another environmental trial balloon that is sinking back to Earth. Former premier Gordon Campbell’s climate goals officially remain in place: 33 per cent greenhouse gas reduction by 2020 and a whopping 80 per cent by 2050. If the gas boom proceeds as planned, B.C. domestic emissions will not be down, but up substantially by 2020. New liquefied natural gas export

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for these things and reporting them. And certainly the ability for one jurisdiction to impact positively on the GHG emissions of another, we think is appropriately considered in how one accounts for these things.” Clark visited the Jiangsu LNG import facility in China that could be a key export destination. Globe and Mail China correspondent Nathan Vanderklippe covered the premier’s visit. He reports the gas being imported at Jiangsu isn’t replacing coal. It’s being used in addition to coal in peak demand periods. Clark also visited Japan, another key customer for LNG. The whole world knows why Japan needs new energy sources. It needs to replace production from its disaster-tainted nuclear facilities. Will B.C. LNG be part of the solution to human-induced climate change? On the evidence so far, the answer is no. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews. com. Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@


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the province Police dog ferrets out sleeping boy PRINCE GEORGE — A recent report of a missing child ended happily with the help of one of the Prince George RCMP’s service dogs. Late one evening police received a report of a missing five-year-old boy who had not been seen in an hour. When officers arrived, the mother of the child advised that she had searched the house before calling police. No less than three police officers conducted their own search of the house to ensure the boy wasn’t overlooked. Police Service Dog Astro and his handler were called in to assist. After conducting a perimeter search of the property and determining that no one had left the residence, the experienced service dog handler requested to search inside the house. Astro was redeployed to search the house. When Astro entered the boy’s room, he immediately started giving indications to his handler that someone was in the room. Astro then focused on a six drawer dresser and stuck his head inside one of the drawers. Still not seeing any part of the boy, the officer began to remove the drawers in the dresser. It seems the boy had climbed into the dresser and fallen asleep under the drawers.

Nuns leave Anaham, the end of an era WILLIAMS LAKE - A 70-year-history has come to an end with the departure of the Catholic Missionary Sisters of Christ the King from the Chilcotin First Nations community of Anaham. Community members of Anaham Reserve along with Bishop David Monroe of Kamloops and Fr. Clinton Pendleton of Sacred Heart Church in Williams Lake held a special mass and community luncheon on Oct. 27 to say goodbye to the last remaining nuns living on the reserve. The history of Catholic nuns living at Anaham dates back to 1944 when Chief Casimir Bob offered the nuns land and Archbishop Williams Mark Duke financed the building of a convent. Sr. Evva Melanson was one of the last two remaining sisters living at Anaham and said it was an aging order that caused them to leave.

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100 Mile RCMP responded to 62 complaints and calls for service during the past week.

speed. The vehicle left the roadway and rolled once in the ditch and back onto its wheels. None of the vehicle occupants were injured. Extreme weather and road conditions were contributing factors to this incident.

Rollover incident On Dec. 2, 100 Mile RCMP responded to a single-vehicle incident on Highway 97 near Olafson Road in Lac la Hache. The driver of an Audi A4 lost control of her vehicle on the roadway while travelling at a slow

No driver’s licence On Nov. 27, a conservation officer (CO) located a vehicle being operated without insurance on Highway 97. The female driver turned off the highway onto Exeter Road and then took the backroads past the dump


and onto the 1300 Road west of 100 Mile House. The vehicle would not pull over for the CO who continued to follow until the vehicle eventually pulled into a driveway on the Helena Lake Road. 100 Mile House RCMP officers responded in assistance. The driver was identified and was not in possession of a valid driver’s licence. Charges under the Motor Vehicle Act were issued to the 54-yearold female driver, including driving without a licence, having no

insurance and failing to stop for a peace officer. The vehicle was towed and impounded. Stolen property On Nov. 26, 100 Mile RCMP received a report of a single-vehicle incident on Highway 24, just east of Holmes Road near Lone Butte. A Ford F350 pick-up truck had rolled in the ditch and an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) had rolled out of the truck box. Two witnesses reported a young male at the scene who wanted a ride to Kamloops. When police arrived,

both vehicles were determined to be stolen. The truck was stolen from Williams Lake in late October and the ATV was stolen from Alexis Creek on Sept. 20. Witnesses provided a detailed description of the male suspect who was located walking on Highway 24 east of Interlakes Corner. The male was placed under arrest for being in possession of stolen property. He initially provided a false name, but his identification was subsequently confirmed.

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A local ranch manager has his generator back after a break-and-enter in October that saw him take to the skies over 100 Mile House in a private airplane to chase a pickup truck carrying stolen goods southbound to Kamloops. RCMP recovered the generator in a Williams Lake pawn shop on Nov. 5 and charged a Williams Lake man in connection with the case.

Christopher Dyck, 28, b r e a k - a n d - e n t e r . is charged with We have no possession of evidence to supstolen property. port he actually Dyck is did the breakknown to police, and-enter. But, explains media he was in posrelations officer session of the Const. Lesley stolen propGreg Smith. erty.” Messner “ U p o n On Oct. 18, checking the after confirmserial number, it was ing a theft had taken confirmed being the stolen generator of the day of the break-and-enter,” Smith says. “We are unable to charge [Dyck] with

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He was returned to 100 Mile House RCMP Detachment where he was lodged. Both vehicles were recovered from the scene. This young offender

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if proper procedures were followed. “I’m out there doing my part,” Messner said at the time. “The system never worked on the cops’ side.” An RCMP investigator and a supervisor met with Messner following the incident and provided an explanation of the actions that were taken that day and gave him an opportunity to speak on any concerns he had.

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“I got a pretty good explanation and they said they learned from it as well,” Messner says. “It was a unique set of circumstances ... and that was part of the problem.” Messner adds he’s impressed with the follow-up work being done by RCMP detachments

in the area. “It’s discouraging to get robbed, but it’s even more discouraging to think nothing happens [about it],” he says. “My words would be pretty clear to express the police have taken it very seriously the guy got away, and they’re doing all they can.”

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100 Mile Elementary PAC

FUNDRAISER Everyone Welcome!

Carole Rooney


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Every employer has responsibilities for their workforce, and many of these were outlined in a seminar sponsored by the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 20. It was led by employers’ advisor (EA) Dave Hurren of Kamloops, whose office is an agency with the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training. Hurren noted the Employers’ Advisors Office is completely independent of WorkSafeBC, and provides independent advice, assistance, representation and education to employers in British Columbia on worker’s compensation issues – where there is merit. “Probably the biggest thing we do is working with employers when there are claims issues.” He said EAs represent employers “where there is merit,” but not if there is “no real case” on an employer’s side of a claim issue. One example he provided was a company Hurren was unable to represent after an employee had suffered severe and permanent injuries on the job. “The only thing the employer could tell me as a defence as to why they shouldn’t have a penalty was that they corrected things after


Friday, Dec. 6 100 Mile Elementary Gym Doors Open at 5:30pm Movie Starts at 6pm Showing: TURBO $2/person • $5/family of 3 • $6/family of 4 or more Carole Rooney photo

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Employers’ advisor Dave Hurren of Kamloops led a seminar for local business people sponsored by the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 20. He spoke about worker’s compensation issues, and how his office, an agency with the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, can assist employers with claims issues.

the accident happened.” Hurren explained there was clearly noncompliance at the time of the incident, so he had “no tools” to present a case on employer’s behalf. In that case – and others without merit – EAs stand down, explain the situation and recommend the employer pursue their own legal council if they wish, he added. “You can make your own arguments; you can still represent yourself ... in any issue with WorkSafeBC.” EAs assists employers with issues falling under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) and/or the Workers Compensation Act, which have two levels of appeals, he said. Every claim decision

made by the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) becomes reviewable internally by the board, Hurren explained, and then an appeal can go forward to the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) for a decision. He noted all employers in B.C. must register employees under one of 600 different assessment classifications, with the rate depending on where the WCB – the official agency of WorksafeBC – places that hired individual on the payroll. Hurren cautioned the 10 local seminar attendees that independent contractors must also register with WorkSafeBC. Some may claim to hold private insurance, but he

noted it doesn’t release the employer from legal responsibility for WCB insurance registration. Even homeowners, mom-and-pop businesses and farmers hiring “casual labour” are held responsible when smaller jobs put them under a legal requirement for registering workers, Hurren said. He added anyone hiring an individual to perform 24 personhours or more to do a specific project or task must register with WCB as an employer, unless the contractor can provide a clearance letter proving their own, up-to-date account for WCB insurance. Clearance letters can be easily downloaded (and tracked for validity) online at

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Hot Dogs • Popcorn • Water THANK YOU to Al at A&B Video for donating the movie!, Hurren noted, by entering a valid registration number under the

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Chris Nickless photo

JoAnn Downes locked eyes with Elvis tribute artist Adam Fitzpatrick during a Louisiana Hayride Christmas show performance at Martin Exeter Hall in 100 Mile House on Dec. 1. Check out more photos from the event in the Dec. 6 edition of the Cariboo Connector.

Barnett: B.C.’s five pipeline principles must remain intact

From A7

• B.C. must receive its fair share of the fiscal and economic benefits of the Enbridge project and other proposals for heavy oil pipelines. “You can compromise, but you still have to keep your principles.” With Alberta royalty revenue sharing off the table, Barnett says the federal government and the private sector receive revenue.

“In my opinion, I’m sure those will be part of the revenue-sharing discussions. There is federal and provincial taxation and private-sector resource revenues. There are many things out there that you can sit down to discuss and negotiate.” A federal review panel is preparing to make recommendations on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline proposed to run from Alberta to a new marine terminal at Kitimat. With files from Tom Fletcher

Seminar explores ‘dos and don’ts’ of hiring

Cariboo Boilers Your Local Central Boiler Dealers Gary & Donna Milward Box 520, Clinton, B.C V0K 1K0 Phone: 250-459-2715 • Fax: 250-459-2711

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Loaves & Fishes

Martin Exeter Hall Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at 2:00pm ~ Admission by cash donation ~

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Insurance links. Otherwise, any unregistered contractor who comes onto your property to do a renovation over more than 24 hours will leave you liable and responsible for work-related injuries, he explained. “If there is the least little bit of OHSR issues involved with it, you, as an employer, have committed a retaliatory action, and WCB can very easily find you responsible for discriminatory action, in

the act.” Hurren said this includes cases where an employee brings up a health or safety issue, and their employer suggests they could leave work and go home if they don’t like it, so the employee does that, either voluntarily or after being terminated. “You may find yourself responsible for wage loss until that individual finds a new job. It can get very expensive.” The lunch seminar was followed by another session in which Hurren covered B.C.’s new anti-


From A15

100 Mile Food Bank

Sale and Fundraiser

Potatoes SpecialtTyeas Coffees & ods Baked Go ade Homem s v r Prese e

ReGarageCSycled & ale Items Hand-Cr a Objectsfted Silent Au ction

Saturday, Dec. 7 10am ‘til 3pm

All proceeds going to the 100 Mile Women’s Centre


Seminar on Saturday, Dec. 14 for the ladies:

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Welcome to the driver’s seat

Driveway goes Hollywood!

Zack Spencer reveals what turned his head week with a visit to the glitzy 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, Alexandra Straub looks at what’s cool, Bob McHugh goes green and Keith Morgan sneaks a peek at a racy compact concept. Check out the full script at

LA-LA Land auto extravaganza LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Auto Show is full of eye-popping sights and some even include cars! It’s not difficult to have your head turned but it is a challenge to pick one’s top picks but I’m for the challenge. Nissan GT-R Nismo Nissan stole the show with not only one of the fastest cars in the world but the fastest man in the world. Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Usain Bolt was on hand as Nissan’s Director of Excitement. Usain was clearly taken with the new GT-R Nismo, there were also promises to get him one to replace his gold coloured GT-R. Power has been pumped up to 600hp taking this new Nismo version to 100 km/h in just two seconds. Look for the new GT-R in the spring of 2014. I suspect Usain will get his a bit earlier. Chevrolet Colorado The mid-size pickup truck market has been all but abandoned by the domestic automakers over the last few years leaving this category entirely to Toyota and Nissan with the Tacoma and Frontier trucks. Wait until next year and the choice will include the all-new Colorado from Chevrolet. Building off the success of the all-new full-size Silverado, the engineers have taken the same approach to this new truck. On the economy front, eventually there will be three engines to choose from. Out of gate, there is the base 2.5L 4-cylinder engine or a 3.6L V6. Subaru WRX Fans of the Subaru WRX will be very excited about the arrival of an all-new car but maybe a bit disappointed that this production model

doesn’t look very much little the sleek and sexy concept that was unveiled earlier this year. It should prove to be a capable car thanks to an all-new direct injection 2.0L 4-cylinder putting out 268hp and matched to the first 6-speed in the WRX. Subaru Legacy Concept A head Zack Spencer turning design that my sources tell me looks a lot like the production car. The metallic, almost chrome looking paint, certainly helps to make the car pop but the bold front grille and macho stance could very well be included in the final version. Lincoln MKC Lincoln has a long and distinguished history as an American premium brand but over the last few decades, it has been an extension of existing Ford products using different badging and trim. There is now a long-term plan to resurrect the Lincoln brand with all-new vehicle that use some Ford components but are developed separately from the main Ford line of products. The compact crossover MKC shares a platform with the Ford Escape but has been designed and engineered to be a very different car. The design, other than the trademark Lincoln grille is very European and the back wrap-around hatch is maybe Audi-inspired. Standard in Canada will be all-wheel-drive and adaptive suspension, matched to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

BMW 4 Series Cabriolet BMW has changed its naming: the 3 Series is now the sedan only while the coupe and convertible version are now called 4 Series. The all-new cabriolet is wider and features a new three-piece retractable hardtop and for the first time X-Drive AWD is now available on the convertible models. Interior refinements include a new neck warmer to that blows a steady stream of warm air on the front passengers neck and shoulders, helping to elongate the convertible season. Porsche Macan This small SUV is based on the same platform as the Audi Q5. This lower, sleeker and much more aggressive Macan will attract a lot of attention based purely on looks. Porsche made it very clear that this is not juts a Porsche in name but also in performance. Look for the Macan coming next year. Jaguar F-Type Jaguar made a big splash with the Jaguar F-Type convertible this year and next year we look forward to the coupe version, a dynamite looking coupe with a stunning silhouette and improved dynamics thanks to a stiffer body. The body of the car is built with extensive use of aluminum to produce the stiffest Jaguar ever made. This is one heart-pounding coupe I cannot wait to try.

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2014 Volvo XC60 has arrived here in Canadanavia ‘‘

Volvo has a history of having some of the safest automobiles out there but who knew they were this comfortable? Ian Harwood



having some of the safest automobiles out there but who knew they were this comfortable? My tester, XC60 T6 AWD Platinum, came equipped with fully adjustable heated leather bucket seats; leather clad 3 spoke steering wheel, center armrest with cup holders, and a leather clad shifter knob. The back seats are 40/20/40 split folding. I really like the use of aluminum for the inlays and the fabric that extends

all the way up the B-pillars, nice touch. A high performance audio system by Volvo comes with aux and IPod jack, and is Bluetooth capable plus its Sirius XM ready. The touch screen allows you to browse the internet, stream your playlist and get travel directions. The power under the hood is a 3.0 litre, inline 6 cylinder with dual overhead cam, 24 valve, turbo charged and a six-speed, geartronic auto

transmission. The T-6 model features paddle shifters. An impressive 325 horsepower with 354 pound feet of torque is squeezed out of this straight six. Traction control is standard on the 2014 model and the torque vectoring system helps reduce under steer by applying brakes to the inside wheels when accelerating out of a curve in the road. Speaking about safety, the available technology package includes collision

warning with full auto brake, cyclist detection, pedestrian detection, land departure warning, and distance alert. Pretty much anything dangerous gets in your way, this vehicle is going to tell you about it and react automatically. Standard safety equipment includes Whiplash protection seating system, Tire pressure monitoring system, Side impact airbags, Driver and front passenger dual threshold airbags, Side






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impact protection and Inflatable side curtain air bag. Driving around the city in the XC60 not only makes you feel safe and comfortable, but there is little to no road noise inside the cab. The engine is smooth and responsive. The door seals and heavy use of sound deadening material offered a stress free driving experience. That is until I hit Vancouver’s car-clogged Cambie Street. ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca1-800-GM-DRIVE. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. ‡/*Offers apply pp y to the purchase p of all new or demonstrator 2014 Chevrolet cars, crossovers,pickups, crossovers, ppickups, p SUVs and vans, equipped q pp as described. Freight g included ($1,550/$1,600/$1,650). License, insurance, insurance,registration, registration, g PPSA, 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. ‡Offers valid for delivery dates between November 22 and December 9, 2013; participating lenders are subject to change. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank‡ for up to 84 months on an eligible new or demonstrator 2014 Chevrolet model. Terms vary by model. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $119/$139/$167/$833 for 84/72/60/12 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ® Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. ‡RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada.

The new Volvo XC60 has a sleek profile with sweptback headlights and raised hood give the sport ute a smart look and you don’t have to be Swedish to enjoy it. You have to hand it to the Europeans for their incredible automotive designs and attention to detail. The wheels are a standard 19-inch with an option to go with 20s, which I prefer. They really fill the wheel wells in quite nicely. Volvo has a history of

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How to get noticed at the LA Auto Show ‘‘

You don’t get any faster on feet than Usain Bolt does. And if you’re paired next to Nissan’s fastest production GT-R to date, that’s an even more potent combination.


Alexandra Straub

LOS ANGELES: Tinseltown. Hollywood. LA. No matter what you call it, it’s a city of millions and it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. But not if you’re attractive, have a great body and well, you shine. With hundreds of vehicles showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show,

it takes a lot to stand out amongst the plethora of sparkling sheet metal, which is constantly detailed by show workers. If you’re a sexy snake, that’s automatic grounds for attention. The SRT Viper GTS was on display, but it wasn’t just any old venom-producing reptile. It came with the Anodized Carbon Special Edition Package. Aside from 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque being produced from its handcrafted, all-aluminum 8.4-litre, midfront V10, it comes with the first-ever use for the Chrysler Group’s unique metallic matte exterior colour. And exclusivity is the name of its game. Only 50 will be made and they’ll be available as of January, 2014. Speaking of fast things, you don’t get any faster on feet than Usain Bolt does. And if you’re paired next to Nissan’s fastest production

Nissan GTR GT-R to date, that’s an even more potent combination. Godzilla takes on the NISMO (aka NISsan MOtorsport) badge with a healthy helping of 600-horsepower and some defining exterior features. In regards to its body, it’s more rigid than before and you’ll also find it has a “factory tuned” enhanced suspension.

The aero package, which not only looks good, also improves road holding, minimizes the negative impact of drag, while giving the car a menacing and muscular appearance. If you’re a luxury German vehicle and you have a worldwide debut in LA, chances are you’ll draw quite the A-List crowd. The all-new Porsche Macan did

such a thing, with visitors such as Jerry Seinfeld and professional tennis player, Maria Sharapova. The Indonesian word for tiger, it’s the first Porsche in the compact SUV segment. Or you could say it’s the baby brother to the popular-selling Cayenne. Either way, they’re both have some spice to them! Two renditions of Macan

will be available: the Macan S and Macan Turbo. Standard features include active all-wheel drive and the Porsche double-clutch transmission (PDK). The Macan S is powered by a new Porsche-designed 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo engine that puts out 340 horsepower. The Macan Turbo hosts a 3.6-litre V6 bi-turbo engine and emits 400 horsepower. Purrrr. Practical and eye catching? – You might not expect that from a cargo van, but when you team up with Hot Wheels, you’ll get exactly that: hot wheels! Ford paired up with Hot Wheels and had its Transit Connect XLT Cargo Van LWB beaming a custom bright blue exterior with orange accents and custom 20-inch wheels. But the fun doesn’t stop on the outside. Sure there’s a new front fascia and grille, and even a one-off “shark-fin” roof mounted

antennas supporting GPS and Satellite radio along with custom gullwing doors (which replaces the standard sliding doors), but there’s a party waiting on the inside. Alongside the custom ST seats, there’s a sleeping area and a 55-inch TV. Maybe I will try my hand at camping again, but only with this van! It wouldn’t be a California auto show without a special edition Jeep Wrangler. Complete with bronze satin gloss accentuated 18-inch wheels, a matching grille, and other dark parts, the Wrangler Dragon Edition is sure to heat things up. If the bronze bits weren’t enough of a giveaway, the large dragon graphic on the hood will surely let you know that this mythical creature means business whether on or off road. alexandra.straub@drive

Building blocks for a future car that will drive itself


All of these sensorbased technologies make driving safer today and they could also be considered as building blocks for a more comprehensive automated driving system.


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LOS ANGELES: While most driving enthusiasts do not recognize the advent of a self-driving car as a good thing, drivers who have to endure crowded urban parking lots and the drudgery of stop-n-go highway commutes, on a daily basis, probably have a very different view. The fully autonomous car may never become a reality for non-technical reasons. We are, however, seeing layer upon layer of new technologies that certainly move things along in that general direction and could make it technically feasible, and perhaps production feasible on a restricted basis. The new Ford Edge Concept revealed at Los Angeles Auto Show included two interesting automated driving technology advances that are

currently under development by Ford ... self-parking and obstacle avoidance systems. What’s different about this advanced self-park technology is that it allows an owner to do it from outside the vehicle with a push-button remote. The vehicle can be automatically positioned in or be removed from a tight parking stall situation. That certainly beats crawling in or out of the rear hatch, when there’s not enough room to get in from a side door. This new system builds on Ford’s current active park assist feature, which is restricted to parallel parking situations and uses ultrasonic sensors.

Using similar sensor and automated vehicle control technology, Ford engineers are also working on an advanced obstacle avoidance system. The concept vehicle detects slow-moving or stationary obstacles in the same lane ahead and warn the driver. If the driver fails to steer or brake, the system automatically brake and steer the Edge around the object. “Democratized technology” is an expression used frequently by Ford engineers. It’s about making leading-edge technologies, which traditionally took a long time to trickle-down from expensive luxury vehicles, available on

popular, affordable vehicles much sooner, or even ahead of luxury class competition. Ford’s current Active Park Assist system is already available on 12 models. This system automatically guides the vehicle into a parallel parking spot, while the driver controls the gas and brake pedals. A Lane-Keeping system is available on 11 Ford models today. This uses a forward-facing camera to scan the road surface for lane markings. The system evaluates if the vehicle is drifting out of its lane and alerts the driver by vibrating the steering wheel. If the

Drives-U-Crazy Disobeying a green light Green means go, right? Drives me crazy when people roar off into a busy intersection, stranding innocent left turners. It seems these impatient folks don’t know that a green light entitles you to proceed but you must not impede those who have entered the intersection legally on a green from finishing their left turn. What drives-u-crazy.

driver does not respond, the system provides steering torque to nudge the vehicle back toward the centre of the lane. Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support is available on 10 Ford models. The system uses radar to detect moving vehicles immediately ahead and modifies cruising speed if necessary. Blind Spot Information System Available on 13 Ford models. Radar sensors in the rear corners monitor the spaces next to and just behind the vehicle. On the road, these sensors trigger a warning light in the mirror when there is another vehicle in the driver’s blind spot. All of these sensor-based

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100 Mile & District General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary busy Fundraising sole purpose, buying hospital equipment sole goal Ken Alexander Free Press

The 100 Mile & District General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary’s bake sale/ craft sale in the hospital lobby was very successful. The auxiliary raises money to buy needed equipment for the hospital, says auxiliary publicity director

Ruth Kachur. “Each year, we get a wish list from the hospital, indicating what they need. From that list, we decide what we can afford to purchase – wheelchairs, blanket warmers, heart monitors. “Then we determine how much the item(s) we are interested in purchasing cost, and from there, we fund raise.

This past year, we had a very successful garage sale in the hallway of the hospital with lots of items going out the door.” People donate when they know it is for the hospital, she notes. Noting the auxiliary also holds a couple of bake/craft sales and a pie sale during the year, Kachur says they cannot keep up with the

request for fruit pies. She adds they don’t sell cream, pumpkin or other types of pies because they don’t have the facilities to keep them fresh. The auxiliary also had a successful Mother’s Day Tea in the spring with a silent auction. Kachur explains that all of the money they raise goes towards buying equipment for

the hospital. The auxiliary also operates the gift shop in the hospital’s lobby, and Kachur notes all funds (after expenses) from the gift shop also goes towards buying equipment. The gift shop is open five days a week from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed over lunch hour) and most of the items sold at the shop are

handmade and donated. Pop, candy and chips are purchased and sold through the shop. “We really work hard to fund raise. We currently have around 30 members and always welcome anyone wishing to join us.” The monthly meetings are the first Wednesday of each month in the Multi-

purpose room at the 100 Mile District General Hospital at 1 p.m. The auxiliary has three potluck lunches during the year – in October, February and the June windup. For more information about the 100 Mile & District General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, call Kachur at 250-395-1163.

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Josh Wardle was the recipient of a top honour from the Psalm 23 Transition Society at an awards and fundraising event in 100 Mile House on Nov. 30. Wardle, 27, of Abbotsford is an alumnus of the Psalm 23 addiction recovery program. Executive director Marvin Declare says the Courageous Starfish Award goes to someone who has made a positive change and given back. After graduating from the program close to three years ago, Wardle continued to work at the treatment centre, currently located at 59 Mile, as part of a “care team” and was a regular volunteer for different events. Wardle was a heavy drug user until he committed to the program at the age of 24. This is when he was introduced to God and the 12 Steps program. “I felt God was telling me to help give back. I felt drawn to help others.” He talks about a fam-

ily history of violence, dysfunction and addiction. Wardle says he started drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana at 12. When he was 18, he was admitted to a psychiatric ward and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He continued to abuse heavier drugs until he was admitted to the psychiatric ward again six years later, after hearing about the death of his older sister. “That’s basically when I went off the deep end and hit bottom. The drugs and the medication and everything – it just wasn’t mixing.” Wardle called a number of rehab programs to

check himself into one. “I chose Marvin’s place because he seemed to care. I was telling places I didn’t have money. Marvin didn’t really care [about not having money]. “He just asked me if I was willing, and I said I was. I wanted a change.” Wardle says he didn’t know what to expect from the program that eventually “filled a void” in his soul. The first two months were overwhelming, he adds. “It was a lot of happiness and emotional breakdowns, but in a good way. I was starting to feel again, a lot of honesty coming out of

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me. Before that, my life was filled with lies.” Wardle lives in Abbotsford and is employed part time for a cabinet-making company. He says his life is now filled with work, meetings and fellowship. When Declare talked to him about the Starfish Award, Wardle says he didn’t quite understand at first. He thought Declare needed his help with the event, not that he was this year’s recipient. “I feel very grateful for it. It’s not just for me, though. It’s for the people who helped me become the person I am.”

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Fun, sports, health and fitness at EAMS in Canim Lake Eliza Archie Memorial

Jolee Campbell

At Eliza Archie Memorial School (EAMS), we practice Action Schools. Adrian Archie helps us and works with us every morning. After breakfast or sage, he uses Energy Blast, Action Schools, Circuit and Brain Dance and we exercise for 15 minutes every morning. He is also our P.E. teacher. He’s the one who arranges tournaments for us and organizes the hockey and soccer Jamborees. We all thank Adrian for the many things that he does for us. Patricia “Tish” Diamond, the recreation co-ordinator and fitness instructor for the Canim Lake Band, comes to our school on Thursday mornings to work with us on fitness. These last couple days we’ve been working on snowboarding and skiing exercises to get our muscles ready for

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Students at Eliza Archie Memorial School participate in the Action Schools program every morning. It promotes exercise and gets the students off to a good start for the day.

the winter. We have been doing things like push-ups, burpees (squat thrusts from and ending in standing position), jumping jacks, balancing and skiing/ snowboarding exercises. She also comes on Tuesdays at lunch and takes the grades 2, 3 and 4s up to the gym to play a game and get their blood flowing nicely. Thursday at lunch hour “Tish” comes down and asks what the grades 5, 6 and 7s want to play. We play stuff like basketball, vol-

leyball, dodge ball, and other games that we enjoy. When Tish doesn’t come in the mornings, we either do Action Schools, Brain Dance, stretches, exercises and fitness movements. Usually stretches are for before you start a practice or a game. It gets your muscles ready to start playing. Exercise is really important! You should exercise five or more days a week for at least 15 minutes. It’s good to stay fit when you’re in sports and it’s also good

for your health. Fitness also helps you in school. It makes your brain function better. Fitness, sports, exercise makes me feel good, ready for the day and gets my brain ready for some hard math and just makes me feel good. For example, on Nov. 25, I had a hockey practice, and after it, I felt happy and excellent. It was the best practice I ever had! It’s my first year in hockey, so I’m quite nervous, mainly at practices. I don’t know why.

Remembering the Montreal Massacre

By Penny Kelly Twenty-four years ago on Dec. 6, 1989, 14 young female engineering students at École Polytechnique were murdered in Montreal by Marc Lepine. Why were they murdered? According to Lepine, he shot them because they were women. They were taking up seats in a school of engineering and he believed engineering is a male profession. This attitude and his action are examples of gender-based violence – violence directed at people based solely on their gender. Human rights are universal, but, unfortunately, access to claiming these rights is not. Women face barriers in realizing their rights, and experience distinct types of rights violations, specifically because they are women. Gender-based discrimination, coupled with poverty, leads to high rates of maternal death in developing countries. Women often do not have

access to sexual health education, health care, and the freedom to make choices about sex and pregnancy. Violence aimed at women and girls – sexual violence, sexual harassment, and intimate partner violence – continues to affect one-third of all women in Canada and around the world. As Dec. 6, Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women approaches, let us all remember our 14 young sisters and continue the work to ensure our daughters, sisters, mothers, and all women are assured their basic human rights and a life free of violence. The 100 Mile House and District Women’s Centre Society would like to acknowledge the 100 Mile House Wranglers Junior B Hockey Club and Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School students and counsellors who continue to support the efforts to end violence. Penny Kelly is a women’s centre society director.


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Everybody must love a sport or sports (like me). Exercise is good for everybody. On Nov. 22, we went to a volleyball jamboree at Forest Grove School. I enjoyed playing with other people. It was hilarious playing against my own school. The grades 5, 6 and 7s of my school went. I’m not sure about the other schools. Time went by so fast, having fun. I have to admit I was a little scared at first. We all must love a sport even if you don’t play it. However, it’s better to participate rather than just watch it. I love sports like hockey, soccer, baseball, basketball, judo and running. When there are sports there’s always fun, health and fitness! Jolee Campbell is a Grade 7 student at Eliza Archie Memorial School.

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Donations being collected in Lac la Hache for Christmas Hampers LAC LA HACHE Monika Paterson 250 395-0918

The Lac la Hache Firemen’s Auxiliary has placed collection boxes in various locations around the community so people can donate non-perishable items for local people in need. Folks are asked to check the expiry dates on items being donated, event spokesperson Diane Wood says, adding the auxiliary is very grateful for all donations it receives. Monetary donations will also be gratefully accepted and can be sent to the Lac la Hache Firemen’s Auxiliary at P.O. Box 331, Lac la Hache, B.C., V0K 1T0, or by contacting auxiliary members. They are also accepting new and gently used toys in good working order. Perishable goods will

also be accepted, but arrangements will need to be made for pick up or drop off, but items will not be able to be received by the auxiliary until closer to the distribution date on Dec. 20. Donation drop-off boxes for non-perishables are located at the Lac la Hache Elementary School, the post office, the community hall, Pioneer Centre, Lac la Hache Food Mart, Hungry Bear Diner, Lac la Hache Bakery, Red Crow and Clancy’s Restaurant. Donation collection boxes will be picked up on Dec. 14 to give the volunteers adequate time to assemble the hampers. For more information and to advise the auxiliary of any people or families in need of a hamper, contact Mary Cowley at 250-3964093, Angela Hollander at 250-396-7262 or Diane at 250-396-7301. Bingo news The progressive bingo pot currently stands at $1,900 in 52 numbers. The last bingo of the year will be a turkey bingo on Dec. 18.

Bingo will resume Jan. 15, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and bingo beginning at 7. For more information, contact Barb Hansen at 250-396-7567 or Jeanette McCrea at 250-395-3568. School update Lac la Hache Elementary School students, under the direction of Bev Fry, will be presenting The Perfect Christmas Play in the gymnasium on Dec. 17, starting at 6:30 p.m. The community is welcome to come out and enjoy the show. The annual school sleepover will be on Dec. 19. There will be a turkey dinner, put on by the Parent Advisory Council (PAC), followed by sledding and flashlight tag outside. Then the students will climb under covers with a cup of hot chocolate and popcorn to watch a Christmas movie on the big screen in the gym, says school principal Steve Carpenter. A thank-you goes to for donating the sound system for this event, he

adds. “There is a plan to take the students to the cinema to see the movie, Frozen, this year. “We always make one trip in, as the owners always show us great support. We like to repay the favour by bringing them in some income in the middle of the day.” Carolling planned The school PAC is hosting an afternoon of carolling at the Lac la Hache Community Hall on Dec. 15, starting at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in and sing Christmas carols and visit with friends and neighbours around the fire. Hot chocolate and goodies will be provided Public skating There is public skating every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Rolf Zeis Memorial Arena on Timothy Lake Road. Thrift Store The Lac la Hache Thrift Store is closed for the winter, but if people are in need of items, they can contact Linda Barker at 250-396-7118 to make arrangements.

Local Rotary Club adding a new twist to annual Seniors Dinner

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The Rotary Club of 100 Mile House and friends of area seniors are hosting the annual Seniors Dinner at the 100 Mile Community Hall on Dec. 7, with the doors opening at 5 p.m. and the dinner being served at 6. The free turkey dinner with all of the fixings is for folks who are 60-plus years old, and it always attracts a full house. Royal LePage 100 Mile Realty, which handles the distribution and makes the centrepieces every year, office manager Sandy Davidson says the dinner tickets have already been handed out.

However, she adds those who have taken tickets are called to confirm they are still going to use them, so unused tickets can go to folks who are on a waiting list, as names are being

taken. There were already 20 names on the waiting list on Nov. 27, but folks are welcome to add their names to the list. Rotary Club president Maureen Pinkney

says the club is adding a new twist to this year’s Seniors Dinner by offering a 50/50 raffle. “We encourage the participants to bring a little money to get in on the draw.”

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FAST bytes JUNIOR BONSPIEL Eleven teams are competing in a junior bonspiel hosted by the 100 Mile Curling Club this weekend. 100 Mile House has three teams entered, while teams from Prince George, Williams Lake and Kamloops are also making the trip. The action starts on Dec. 7 with morning draws at 10:30 a.m. The afternoon draws start at 1:30 p.m. and go throughout the day on Dec. 8 This should be very entertaining and competitive, says Wayne Venos, 100 Mile Curling Club publicity director.

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David Gray, a hunter from Texas, and guide Todd Nichol, of 100 Mile House, teamed up in October deep in Peace River country to bag the biggest moose on a guided hunt in 2013.

One shot and it was all over 100 Mile House resident guided hunt for biggest moose in 2013

and, basically, his job is to take them hunting and get them the biggest animal they’re after. On this particular hunt, after hiking for a while, Todd Nichol has an impressive award under Nichol says he was calling a moose and had one his belt. “talking” to him just before dark one day, but it Actually, the award – No. 1 Guided Moose in never showed itself. They snuck out of there and BC in 2013 – is a big and shiny gold and silver he told Gray, and his son accompanying him, buckle, so it’s really “on” his belt. they’d come back the next day. They trailed back Either way, it’s a remarkable credential for the up there with horses in the morning. 25-year-old 100 Mile House resident. “We snuck up the hill, hiked up the mountain, In October, Nichol guided a Texan hunter, came out on a plateau and I poked my David Gray, on a hunt deep in Peace River head over and there he was, laycountry that bagged the biggest moose ing there. As soon as I poked – 58 1/2 inch horns – this year. my head out and used my Nichol says the award buckle he binoculars, he seen me. I received from the Northern BC was like, ‘Oh shoot.’ Guides Association in November is “He turned out to be something all hunting guides want. legal.” “It’s definitely going to help for Nichol told Gray to get his getting other work. That moose, he’s pack off and pass it up to him. a big deal. I believe this one is in the top “I told him, ‘As soon as I 30 (recorded all time) in Canada slide your pack up you lay for Western Moose.” Todd Nichol was awarded the No. your rifle across and put 1 Guided Moose in BC in 2013 The hunting camp where they one in his chest’. buckle. got him is located in the mountains “One shot and it was all near Williston Lake, northwest of over.” Hudson’s Hope. They posed for photos and used the horses to Nichol has been guiding since he was 18. He drag the animal out. Nichol knew it was a good will typically spend a few months at a time in the bull. He says he’s seen bigger ones, but never deep wilderness and hunters fly in and meet him guided one this big. Gaven Crites Free Press

“You can’t get the hunters too excited (about the size) or they end up getting shaky and wounding it. You just keep calm and tell him it’s a good legal bull, we should probably take this one, and let them look at it, see what they think. “It’s their hunt. If they don’t want to shoot it, they don’t have to.” The weather was wet and horrible that day, the guide recalls. “We were soaked to the bone.” Nichol, who also works as a welder, has worked for a number of outfitters, but was employed by Christina Falls Outfitters, from Hudson’s Hope, for this hunt. It’s not easy hunting in that area, Nichol explains. Guides don’t make a lot of money, so they have to love what they do, and it’s a bit of a thankless job, he adds. “You’re basically doing all the work except pulling the trigger. It’s frustrating at times. A lot of (hunters) aren’t prepared for our weather conditions, our climate, our mountains, bush, everything. They show up sometimes a little unprepared and you have to sacrifice some of your gear, so you can get them through the hunt.” Basically, Nichol is there to please. “If they’re unhappy, I’m unhappy. Keep them happy, you’re happy.” He adds, however, “it was pretty cool” being part of that big deal.

The BC Games Society recently announced that Rob Needham has been appointed as the Chef de Mission and Michelle Collens as the Assistant Chef de Mission for Team BC as preparations begin towards the Prince George 2015 Canada Winter Games. Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes visited Prince George on Nov. 30 as part of Sports Day in Canada and made the announcement.

TEDDY BEAR TOSS The 100 Mile House Wranglers host the Revelstoke Grizzlies at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7. With charity in mind, the local Junior B hockey club is hoping fans will bring in a different, more cuddly type of bear – new or gently used, bagged teddy bears – to be tossed on the ice after the first Wranglers goal. Clear plastic bags will be available at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre. The teddy bears will be donated to various local organizations.


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Kangaroos hop all over Tomahawks

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Alexa O’Dette, of 100 Mile House A&M Towing, played the puck against a Williams Lake team on Nov. 30 during the peewee hockey tournament, hosted by the 100 Mile & District Minor Hockey Association, at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre.

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The South Cariboo Rec. Centre saw a lot of action during the weekend, as teams from Williams Lake and Kamloops, as well as a local atom team, laced up and hit the ice for a peewee house league tournament (Nov. 29-Dec. 1).

100 Mile A&M Towing, 100 Mile Ainsworth and the Bridge Lake Electric Milers, 100 Mile House’s atom development team, each played four games. Heart & Hustle awards for A&M Towing went to Hailey Villeneuve, Ali Walker, Simon Giesbrecht and Emily Menzel. For Ainsworth, it was Taylor

Roberts, Konnor Lowther, Owen Ross and Jolee Campbell, who earned Heart & Hustle honours. Bridge Lake Electric, despite being a smaller and younger team, had some impressive games as well. Heart & Hustle awards went to Mat Wilden, Mason Pincott, Jadyn Monical and Shayne Sutton.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow The South Cariboo ski season is that much closer with a recent blast of snow slamming the region. Staff at the Mt. Timothy Ski Area, located near Lac la Hache, have been busy with startup maintenance. The actual date of when the hill is officially open, as of press time, is still up in the air, however. “We’re going to say we’re opening Dec. 14-15,” says Alisha Piccolo, administration manager. “If conditions are better, it will be short

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The Quesnel Kangaroos had something left in the pouch when the third period rolled around on Nov. 30, as they lit up the visiting Lac la Hache Tomahawks for six unanswered goals in the final frame of their Central Interior Hockey League matchup. In the end, the score was Quesnel 11, Lac la Hache 4. The teams traded pairs of goals early in the first. Quesnel was up 2-0 before Jordan Sellars and Robin Gilbert answered for Lac la Hache. Quesnel scored with under a minute in the period and took a 3-2 lead into the second. Sellars found the back of the net for his second of the game following a Quesnel goal. Quesnel answered back, but so did Ty Moses for Lac la Hache. Going into the third, the score was 5-4. Quesnel had 19 shots in the last frame, scoring on the power play, short handed and even strength. Lac la Hache had nine shots (and a

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Wranglers end road trip, eventually

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The 100 Mile House Wranglers have had better road trips. The Junior B hockey club went 1-1, which isn’t bad. The worst part of the trip was the team bus breaking down after a game in Osoyoos on Nov. 30. They were still some 400 kilometres from home and spent the night stranded on the side of a road south of Penticton, nine hours in total before a charter bus was available the next morning. Defenceman Jordan Low says the guys made the best of it. They gathered at the back, told funny stories and talked about girls, and everyone seemed to catch some shuteye around 4 a.m., he explains. Then they unloaded their gear from one bus and into a new bus when it arrived at 8 a.m., and hit McDonald’s in time for breakfast.

We did not have a great performance in Princeton, but we got just enough scoring and some great goaltending from Stead. – Doug Rogers

“That kind of made everything better,” Low says with a laugh. “It’s a good story we can hold on to.” Hours before the team’s bus broke down, the puck dropped for a Wranglers and Osoyoos Coyotes matchup at the Sun Bowl Arena. Brady Ward scored first for 100 Mile House and the Wranglers

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100 Mile House Wranglers forward Donovan Law followed the play during Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action against Chase at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Nov. 27.

took a 1-0 lead into the second period. That’s where, well, the Wranglers penalty killing started to break down. Osoyoos scored two goals on the power play and four total in the middle frame, while Connor Sloan notched one more for the Wranglers. The Coyotes added a power play goal in the third. The final score was 5-2 for Osoyoos.

Princeton, but we got just enough scoring and some great goaltending from Stead,” says coach/ general manager Doug Rogers. “Anytime you can get two points on the road, it is a good thing.” The Chase Heat were in 100 Mile House on Nov. 27 and beat the Wranglers 4-2. Low, 17, is one of the newest additions to the Wranglers roster. Even with his short time on the team, and only just past the season’s midway point, he says he notices games are getting more intense, especially with divisional teams like Chase and Kamloops. The Wranglers (1312-0-4) are tied for Continued on A28

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Upcoming training sessions focus on avalanche safety Awareness Days 2014. Gunn took an avalanche safety and skills course in Whistler organized by the Canadian Avalanche Centre. He hopes to help educate and train people – sledders and skiers – going out in the backcountry. The course offers information on avalanche conditions, determining safe routes of travel, self rescue and companion rescue and how to use different types of equipment. Gunn says three important safety issues are getting the training, having the right equipment and planning your trip according to conditions. “Avalanche fore-

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Beautiful backcountry abounds in the South Cariboo – perfect for winter recreation. It does come with some peril, however. A group of public safety agencies released some information recently about how British Columbians can stay safe outdoors during the winter season. “Research looking at coroners’ statistics shows an average of 10 persons die each year in B.C. while engaged in winter activities, such as skiing, snowboarding or snowmobiling,” says Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner with the BC Coroners Service. “Another 15 or more persons die each year from hypothermia or exposure to cold. These are numbers we all need to work together to reduce.” On average, 14 people in Canada are killed in avalanches each year, based on data from the Canadian Avalanche Centre. Slightly more than half of those deaths are B.C. residents and about 40 per cent are snowmobilers. The South Cariboo Search and Rescue avalanche team, headed by Shane Gunn, is plan-

second place in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Doug Birks Division with 30 points, along with Chase, which has a game in hand. The Sicamous Eagles are not far behind with 24 points. Kamloops leads the division with 46. “We really want to get that second spot. It will set us up better for playoffs,” says Low. He also talks about as a midget player in Prince George first hearing of the new



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Shane Gunn heads the South Cariboo Search and Rescue Avalanche Team. The group is planning a preseason safety and avalanche review session at the South Cariboo Search and Rescue (SCSAR) Hall on Horse Lake Road in 100 Mile House from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on Dec. 7.

ning a pre-season safety and avalanche review session at the South Cariboo Search and Rescue (SCSAR) Hall on Horse Lake Road in 100 Mile House from 10

Wranglers hockey club, currently playing its inaugural season in the KIJHL. “I didn’t think it was going to be very successful. But, I think Doug [Rogers] put a good team together and we’re doing pretty good for a team that’s new to the KIJHL. “I think we can go as far as we want to go. We beat all these teams that are the top teams. We know they’re beatable.” Next, the Wranglers have four home games at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre – Dec. 6

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casting is a science. Everybody imagines these big long hills that we see up in the alpine, but even on smaller slopes you can still get circumstances when they’ll slide and people can be caught in them.” Gunn talks about a December 2007 avalanche that killed two men snowmobiling on Mica Mountain. “That affected a lot of people locally. That had a big impact and started making people [more aware of the danger] of avalanches.” For more information about the courses, visit local snowmobile dealerships in the area or contact Gunn at 250945-9450.



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A bonfire, some hot chocolate and a big bowl of chili warmed up the crew at the end of a long day out in the woods and a good time was had by all. The Christmas trees are available in all shapes and sizes and so fresh that they’ll be sure to last all season long. All of the proceeds will go to the Women’s Centre to help the staff provide essential services to local women and their families throughout the year. The Christmas trees


By Gina Myhill-Jones The hills were alive with the sounds of chainsaws and laughter on Nov. 24 A group of women, and a few helpers, from the 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society headed out to harvest the trees that would be this year’s Christmas fundraiser. Last year was the inaugural Christmas Tree Sale and it was so successful that it was an easy decision to do it again.


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More safety disclosure urged British Columbia government agencies shouldn’t wait for an urgent threat to health and safety before informing the public about conditions that affect them, said Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. Denham issued a report on Dec. 2 reviewing five cases where government disclosure was questioned. In only one of those cases – the 2010 collapse of a private irrigation dam in the Oliver area – did she find the province didn’t meet its obligation to warn the public. While government agencies met their obligation in the other cases, Denham noted that since B.C.’s freedom of information law came into effect in 1993, the only proactive warnings issued to the public have been from police regarding the release of dangerous offenders. “Over 20 years, we have never seen any reports around public infrastructure, animal health, about water quality,” Denham said, adding Ontario provides such reports to the public. The other cases reviewed by Denham involved a 2008 study of formaldehyde in the air in Prince George, a 2010 study of Lyme disease cases, well water tests by the Cowichan Valley Regional District at Cobble Hill, and mould contamination in a student residence at Simon Fraser University. Denham’s report is available at www.oipc.

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Obituaries MINATO Toru

Feb. 7 1928 - Oct. 17, 2013

Toru passed away in Nachikatsurra-cho, Japan on October 17, 2013 at the age of 85. Toru was born in Cumberland, B.C. but went to live in Japan at the age of seven. He returned to Canada in 1957 to work for his uncle, one of the owners of Tatton Lumber. His wife, Setsuko and older daughter, Mari , joined him in Canada in 1963, and his younger daughter , Ruri , was born in 1964. After Tatton Lumber was sold to Canim Lake Sawmills, which, in turn, was later purchased by Weldwood of Canada; he continued his employment with each subsequent company. Toru lived in the 100 Mile House area for 33 years, but returned to Japan with Setsuko after he retired in 1990. Funeral services were held in Japan. Toru is survived by his loving family: wife Setsuko, daughters Mari (Randy), and Ruri (Steve), grandchildren Sonja (Darren), Jennifer, and Jared; greatgranddaughters Lily and Grace, sister Noriko, brother Kumio (Kimiko), and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews, both in Canada and Japan.

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George Moore Aug. 1, 1928 - Nov. 25, 2013

We regret to announce the passing of George Christian of Lac la Hache, B.C. He passed away peacefully with his family at his side. George was raised in Delta, B.C. and passed away in 100 Mile House at the age of 85. He is survived by, and leaves to mourn, his loving wife Eileen, his four children: Ken, Cheryl (Ken), Gary (Wendy), and Lois (Doug); his sisters: Marg and Fran, and his brother Ted. He is also lovingly remembered by his 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Claire Christian. Together with his wife, George loved hunting, fishing and touring the Cariboo. At his request, there will be no formal funeral and those wishing to honour George are invited to attend his celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to 100 Mile House District Hospital, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of

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Erik Oskar I. January 30, 1911 - Nov. 26, 2013

Erik passed away peacefully in 100 Mile House at the age of 102. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden and became a great athlete who qualified to represent Sweden in the sport of Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1940 Olympics (unfortunately cancelled). Erik was a professional engineer; when they were living in Stockholm he owned a successful plumbing and heating business with the assistance of his wife Gunhild. In 1956 Erik and his family immigrated to North Vancouver where he later established a plumbing & heating company and became a proud member of the “UA Local 170”. Erik and Gunhild retired at Green Lake, 70 Mile House where he happily spent his days gardening, fishing and hunting. Erik enjoyed living at the Lake until moving to Fischer Place in 100 Mile House last Christmas where he lived comfortably, enjoying family visits and the occasional Yahtzee game. Erik was predeceased by his beloved wife Gunhild, his grandson Arnt Odegard, son-in-law Einar Odegard, sister Alice Nilsson and brothers Nils, Olle and Alf. Erik will be forever missed by his daughters; Gun Odegard, Karin (James) Forbes, Kristina Vandervoort, his son Sven (Merrietta), and his sister Inga-Britt in Sweden. Erik also leaves his dear nephew Karl, his grandchildren; Bert, Ted, Linn, Jim, Garry, Ann, Rolf, Micael, April and Erik, as well as his great-grandchildren, great-greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Our family wishes to thank Dr. D. Street for his many years of care and support of Erik. A celebration of Erik’s life will be held at Watch Lake Hall next summer. Donations in Erik’s memory can be made to the 100 Mile branch of the SPCA. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of

With heavy hearts, we announce that our beloved wife and mother, Tina Gräfin von Platen-Hallermund, née Baroness von Dürfeld, passed away on November 23, 2013 after a long, courageous, and patient struggle with multiple sclerosis. She left this world peacefully with her two daughters Donata and Ilka at her side. Tina will be greatly missed by her loving husband, Henning Graf von Platen-Hallermund; her two girls, her mother, Christiane Baroness von Dürfeld; her siblings, and large extended family. Tina was born in Salzburg on July 11, 1949 and arrived with her parents at Pier 21 in Halifax six months later. She grew up in the Cariboo as the eldest of eight children; the apple of her father’s eye, Wolfgang Baron von Dürfeld, who predeceased her as well as her dear brother Benno. Our very creative Tina was talented in many artistic domains. Italy captured her heart for the rest of her life after studying art in Florence for one year in her twenties. Countless students over three decades enjoyed Tina as an energetic, imaginative and dedicated school teacher. We remember Tina as a combination of generosity, infectious laughter, humility, patience, love, humour, kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness and were ever in awe of her natural inner and outer beauty and grace. That captivating twinkle in her eye will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. We are forever grateful to have had her in our lives. There will be a celebration of life in 100 Mile House around the Christmas holidays, date TBA.


“God’s most precious work of art is the warmth and love of a Mother’s heart”

Mom and Gramma leaves beautiful and loving memories to: her oldest daughter Colette (Ken Vincent), grandson Danny Furer (Nicole Mundle) and great-granddaughter, Nova Furer; granddaughter Maria Thompson Furer, grandson Kalen Vincent (Terlyn Parks) and great-granddaughter Aiyana; grandson Dakota Vincent; and Donna’s youngest daughter Heather Odermatt, grandchildren Alisha Odermatt and Sierra Odermatt . Mom will now have time to finish all the things she loved to do: painting, crafts, gardening and cooking, but most of all, singing around the campfires with all of her kids. “ALWAYS AND FOREVER WATCHING OVER US”

The memory of a good person is a blessing. Proverb 10:7

Donna J. Franklin

It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing away of Donna J. Franklin, wife to Robert Franklin for over 48 years! She is remembered as a kind, caring & generous person. Proof in point...their gentle, late airedale dog lived to be 19 years of age before passing away under her tender care as did many of our family pets. Donna was born in Creston, B.C. After graduating from high school, she met Bob working at the same drug store when they were just kids, & soon married. She was the dutiful wife raising 2 daughters with Bob, while he ran his jewellery store, worked with Pan American Oil & the tar sands plant as an engineer & administrator. They were pioneers in Ft McMurray at a time when there were only 2,300 people there, including bears & trappers. Donna gave her family the best life she could, with the family retiring to a small BC lake for 24 years before moving to Vernon some 8 years ago. Donna was an avid gardener, a wonderful cook, loved to play the piano & organ. She loved fishing, & was a great co-pilot in Bob’s airplane in which they wore out 2 engines. Donna finally wore out her engine enduring 5 years of cancer. She is survived by her husband, our youngest daughter Heather Odermatt & family, & our oldest daughter Colette Vincent & family as well as her brother Ed Yantz & his wife Bev, numerous sisters, & other fine relatives throughout Alberta & balmy Saskatchewan. She is also survived by her mother in law Doris Franklin, who just endured her husband’s passing away after 70 years of marriage, last week. She was anointed & given the last Catholic rites whereupon her desire was cremation. At Donna’s request there will be no funeral. Donna passed away at 8:30 pm, Tuesday, November 26th 2013, with her daughter Heather being with her at the end, Bob had just kissed her, told her everything was fine, & finally had just left her side to go home for a brief time when his daughter notified him she had passed away. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.


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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. While delivering far better features and functionality, the value of the contract is up to $9.4 million a year. The charge to school districts will remain at $10 Continued on A35

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Christmas Bazaar great success INTERLAKES

October next year, in the hopes that Lillooet can finally attend. Giftbox assembly Interlakes Christmas Giftboxes will be assembled and delivered from Interlakes Hall on Dec. 21. Anyone who could use a little help this year, or knows someone else who could, should contact Donna Jarvis at 250-593-4541.

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The annual Roe Lake Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 17 was a great success. In addition to dozens of vendors with unique products, there was lots of baking. which is always popular. Allday carol-singing was accompanied by Ginny Alexander, and Santa (aka Graham Allison) came too, accompanied by photographer Monika Paterson for “pictures with Santa.” Hourly door prizes went to Gun Granberg, new resident Lorraine Simpkins, Lynda Weese and Doug Canty. Having a ball Interlakes CarpetBowlers (ICB) and Highway 24/lnterlakes Lions hosted their annual Pennies for Diabetes Tournament, Nov. 5, at Interlakes Hall. This was originally conceived by the late Lion Dee Eades, to provide camperships for children with diabetes. With competitors coming from Kamloops, Barriere,

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Rose Theobald, left, sold a wreath to Irene Andress at the very successful annual Roe Lake Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 17.

Little Fort, Ashcroft, 100 Mile, Clearwater and Interlakes, six carpets were out, with 48 people (12 teams) playing at once. They all had a great time, and

raised a handsome $500 for the cause. At this tournament, players do not play with their own club, but are in mixedup teams. Congratulations go

to the winners: Leah Fowler and Anke Zijderveld of Little Fort; Maria Browning of Kamloops; and Howard Nelson from Clearwater.

Although invited, Lillooet players have been unable to attend due to weather and road conditions and ICB is considering holding this tournament in

Scary moment Roe Lake and District Recreation Commission was delighted to have all six stalls decorated at Interlakes Rodeo Grounds Halloween Haunted Stables, and the evening afforded great fun for all attendees. Mention must go to the Highway 24/lnterlakes Lions Club, whose amazing stall won the highly-coveted “Scary Stall Award.” Continued on B24

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CHURCH SERVICES Come Worship With Us LAC LA HACHE COMMUNITY CHAPEL A ministry of the Cariboo Presbyterian Church WORSHIP 10am Sunday, Little Church, Timothy Lk. Rd. 7pm Mon. eves, at 7243 Rainbow Cres. Canim Lk. 7pm Wed. eves, at Bonter Residence, Hwy 24 For Info call 250-396-4251 Ministers: Bruce Wilcox, David Webber

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Six members of the Eclectica Community Choir of 100 Mile House travelled to Prince George to sing in the Fourth Movement (Ode to Joy) of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra and conductor Kevin Zakresky on Nov. 23. The Eclectica singers included Marilyn Buyar, Patricia Spencer, Karin Graham, Barbara Hooper, Mary Ann Robertson and Christiane Nauen – the group’s German-speaking member who helped them learn the German lyrics. The other members of the mass choir included: the Prince George Cantata Singers (director Damian Dorschner); four members of the Smithers Festival Choir (director Sharon Carrington); and two young singers from Borealis – another Prince George ensemble.

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Members of the Eclectica Community Choir accompanied the Prince George Symphony Orchestra and sang the Fourth Movement (Ode to Joy) of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony as part of a large musical performance in Prince George on Nov. 23. Pictured here are choir members Marilyn Buyar, front row left, Karin Graham, Mary Ann Robertson and Christiane Nauen; and Patricia Spencer, back row left, Barbara Hooper and Frances Higginson, who rehearsed but was unable to attended due to illness.

The mass choir was composed of 72 members and “what a sound,” says Hooper who is the Eclectica Community Choir’s spokesperson. At one point, Buyar, who

was singing directly in front of the men (tenors and basses), noticed her music was vibrating during a particularly intense portion of the piece, she adds. “During the performance,

the audience exploded into spontaneous applause after the choir had just about taken their socks off. The conductor had to indicate they should stop applauding as we were right in the

middle of the piece. “At the end, the audience members immediately jumped to their feet shouting ‘Bravo’! It was a great feeling.” Hooper notes Zakresky was one of the adjudicators in last year’s Festival of the Arts at Martin Exeter Hall in 100 Mile House. “He was amazing with everyone he adjudicated, but he had a particularly effective way with the young performers. He used humour mixed with a wealth of experience to offer wonderful advice. “After spending many enjoyable days with the 100 Mile Festival of the Arts team and adjudicating the Eclectica Community Choir, he invited members of our choir to join him in Prince George for Beethoven’s 9th.” It was a wonderful experience preparing for the performance, Hooper says, adding choir members

joined Buyar once a week for two-hour rehearsals. The six of them travelled to Prince George on Nov. 21 for a rehearsal that night, another on Nov. 22 and in the morning on Nov. 23 prior to the performance. “We also participated in a flash mob, which was a spontaneous gathering of musicians, including a pianist and violinist, and a smaller number of singers [around 30], in the Pine Centre Mall and performed selections from “Ode to Joy” on the Friday afternoon. That was great fun. “It was recorded by the Prince George media and appeared on TV that evening. During the flash mob, the [musicians] set up and started playing while the singers nonchalantly wandered over as if they are just shoppers and join in until there is a large group singing their hearts out.”

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• Dec. 7 – The public is invited to a Fifth Annual Sale and Fundraiser by the Horse Lake Community Farm Co-op at the 100 Mile United Church located at 49 Dogwood Ave. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Potatoes, specialty coffees and teas, baked goods, homemade preserves, recycled garage sale items and handcrafted objects will be available. There’s also a silent auction. For more information or to donate items, contact 250-3954042 or visit • Dec. 8 – A Community Christmas Dinner is being sponsored by the Christian Churches of 100 Mile House at the 100 Mile House Community. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 6. The dinner is complimentary and open to the public. • Dec. 8 – The Hills Health Ranch is hosting a Christmas Craft Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Handcrafted items from local vendors will be available. For more information, contact Lisa at 250-791-5397. • Dec. 8 – The Eclectica Community Choir will have its annual benefit concert at Martin Exeter Hall, starting at 2 p.m. Admission by donation. • Dec. 13 – The 22nd Annual Memory Tree Celebration and Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at the 100 Mile District General Hospital cafeteria (Fischer Place entrance), starting at 6 p.m. Bulbs are available by donation at the Cariboo Mall, Dec. 6-7; at Donex until Dec. 11. Dec. 13 – The South Cariboo Farmers Markets presents a Christmas Market at the 100 Mile Community Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Available are chocolates, baking, canning, jewelry, crafts, produce, meat, concession, music and much more. Jan. 18 – The 14th Annual 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert starts with a matinee at 2 p.m. before an evening show at 7 p.m. at Martin Exeter Hall. The show features Jeremy Willis, Mag Mawhinney and Tim Hus. Tickets are $15 and available at Work n Play, 100 Mile Feed and Ranch Supply and The Log House Western Wear. For more information, contact 1-888-763-2221.


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Mile 108 Elementary School held its annual bazaar on Nov. 23. The event was well attended and there were a large number of vendors selling a variety of items. Santa Claus was busily taking notes of the many wishes his customers want on Christmas Day. The school Christmas concert is on Dec. 19. There will be two performances – 12:45 p.m. and again at 6:30. The school is now collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Bank. These items may be placed in the box that is set up in the front of the office. Even at this time of year the vandals do not take a holiday. The school has experienced broken windows in the evenings and weekends, as well as damage being done to the newly planted trees and grounds by snowmobiles. If you see any mischief please call the RCMP on the nonemergency number at 250-395-2456.


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Lawson Berze, six months, and Camden Berze, 3, sat on Santa Claus’ knee and posed for the photographer during the Mile 108 Elementary School’s annual bazaar on Nov. 23.

various fundraising events throughout the year. Families were charged $15 and individuals, 16 years and older were charged $7.50, making it an affordable event for all. Anyone interested in becoming a Lion and working towards a better community can contact Ingrid at 250791-5663. The Lions meet twice a month on the first and third Thursday at the 108 Mile Community Centre located just past the church on Telqua Drive. CCLF dinner The Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship (CCLF) advises the 20th Annual Community Christmas Banquet will be held at the 100 Mile Community Hall located on Birch Avenue

on Dec. 14, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and supper served at 6. Supported and organized by the local Christian community, the event provides a Christmas dinner for anyone who is in need of a meal and fellowship during this Christmas season. Volunteers are required. For more information, call the CCLF office at 250-7915532 or drop in at the church at 4930 Telqua Dr. 108 Mall The 108 Supermarket and Dowes Diner are presenting Christmas in the mall for 108 Mile Ranch residents. There will be a pancake breakfast, photos with Santa and a gift basket draw. The event is to be held in the 108 Mall on Dec. 14 starting

at 9 a.m., so bring the family and have a great time. Tennis recap It was a great year for tennis in the 108. There were good turnouts for the Monday and Thursday mixed doubles and they were rarely rained out. The club was fortunate to have a new female tennis player drive all the way from Clinton to play with the members. The weather was very co-operative and allowed the season to extend into October. Norm Miller and some of the members worked on the court repairs – filling the cracks in the concrete – in September. Some of the tennis players are now into pickleball, badminton, cross-country skiing and hockey.

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Frosty the Snowman was a jolly, happy soul, With a corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal. Frosty the Snowman is a fairy tale they say; He was made of snow, but the children know how he came to life one day. There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found, For when they placed it on his head, he began to dance around. Oh, Frosty the Snowman was alive as he could be, And the children say he could laugh and play just the same as you and me. Frosty the Snowman knew the sun was hot that day, So he said, “Let’s run and we’ll have some fun now before I melt away.” Down to the village with a broomstick in his hand, Running here and there all around the square sayin’, “Catch me if you can.” He led them down the streets of town right to the traffic cop, And he only paused a moment when he heard him holler “Stop!” For Frosty the Snowman had to hurry on his way, But he waved good-bye, sayin’ “Don’t you cry, I’ll be back again someday.” Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump, Look at Frosty go; Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump, Over the hills of snow.


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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen God rest ye merry, gentlemen; Let nothing you dismay, Remember, Christ our Savior Was born on Christmas Day, To save us all from Satan’s pow’r When we were gone astray. CHORUS: O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy! O tidings of comfort and joy! In Bethlehem, in Israel This blessed Babe was born, And laid within a manger Upon this blessed morn, The which His Mother Mary Did nothing take in scorn. CHORUS From God, our Heavenly Father, A blessed angel came, And unto certain shepherds Brought tidings of the same; How that in Bethlehem was born The Son of God by name. CHORUS

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The First Noel

The Holly and the Ivy

The first Noel the angel did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; In fields where they, lay keeping their sheep, On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.

When they are both full grown, Of all the trees that are in the wood, CHORUS: The holly bears the crown.

CHORUS: Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel Born is the King of Israel. They looked up and saw a star, Shining in the East, beyond them far, And to the earth it gave great light, And so it continued both day and night. CHORUS This star drew nigh to the northwest; O’er Bethlehem it took its rest, And there it did both stop and stay, Right o’er the place where Jesus lay. CHORUS Then enter’d in those wise men three, Full rev’rently upon their knee, And offer’d there, in His presence, Their gold, myrrh and frankincense. CHORUS

The Shepherds at these tidings Rejoiced much in mind, And left their flocks a-feeding In tempest, storm and wind, And went to Bethlehem straightway, The Blessed Babe to find. CHORUS



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The rising of the sun And the running of the deer The playing of the merry organ, Sweet singing in the choir. The holly bears the blossom, As white as the lily flower, And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ To be our sweet saviour. CHORUS: The holly bears a berry, As red as any blood, And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ On Christmas Day in the morn. CHORUS: The holly bears a bark, As bitter as any gall, And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ For to redeem us all. CHORUS

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Jingle Bells

O Come All Ye Faithful

Dashing through the snow In a one-horse open sleigh; O’er the fields we go, Laughing all the way, Bells on bobtail ring, Making spirits bright; What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight. Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way; Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh. Hey, jingle bells, jingle bells. Jingle all the way; Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.

O come, all ye faithful Joyful and triumphant,

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head. The stars in the bright sky looked down where He lay. The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. The cattle are lowing, the poor Baby wakes, But little Lord Jesus no crying He makes. I love Thee Lord Jesus. Look down from the sky, And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay, Close by me forever and love me I pray. Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care And take us to heaven to live with Thee there.

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Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, Born this happy morning; Jesus, to Thee by glory giv’n: Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing. CHORUS

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear That glorious song of old, From angels bending near the earth, to touch their harps of gold; “Peace on the earth, goodwill to men

I am a poor boy too; (Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum) I have no gift to bring (Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum) That’s fit to give our King. (Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum-rum-pum-pumpum-rum-pum-pum-pum) Shall I play for You (Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum) On my drum? Mary nodded; (Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum) The ox and lamb kept time;

From heaven’s all gracious King.” The world in solemn stillness lay To hear the angels sing. Still through the cloven skies they come With peaceful wings unfurled; And still their heav’nly music floats O’er all the weary world; Above its sad and lowly plains They bend on hov’ring wing And ever o’er it Babel sounds The Blessed Angels sing.

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Do You Hear What I Hear? Said the night wind to the little lamb Do you see what I see? Way up in the sky, little lamb. Do you see what I see? A star, a star, dancing in the night With a tail as big as a kite, With a tail as big as a kite. Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy Do you hear what I hear? Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy Do you hear what I hear? A song, a song, high above the tree With a voice as big as the sea, With a voice as big as the sea. Said the king to the people everywhere. Listen to what I say Pray for peace, people everywhere. Listen to what I say? The Child, the Child, sleeping in the night. He will bring us goodness and light. He will bring us goodness and light.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas We wish you a merry Christmas. We wish you a merry Christmas. We wish you a merry Christmas. And a happy New Year! CHORUS: Good tidings to you Wherever you are Good tidings for Christmas And a happy New Year. Now bring us some figgy pudding. Now bring us some figgy pudding.


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Now bring us some figgy pudding. And a cup of good cheer. CHORUS We won’t go until we get some. We won’t go until we get some. We won’t go until we get some. So bring some out here. CHORUS We wish you a merry Christmas. We wish you a merry Christmas. We wish you a merry Christmas. And a happy New Year! CHORUS

Joy to the World Joy to the world! The Lord is come; Let earth receive her King. Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room And heav’n and nature sing And heav’n and nature sing And heav’n and heav’n and nature sing. Joy to the world! The Saviour reigns. Let men their songs employ, While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains. Repeat the sounding joy. Repeat the sounding joy. Repeat, repeat the sounding joy. He rules the world with truth and grace. And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness And wonders of His love And wonders of His love And wonders, and wonders of His love.

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King! Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled.” Joyful, all ye nations rise, Join the triumph of the skies; With the angelic host proclaim, “Christ is born in Bethlehem!” CHORUS: Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!” Christ by highest heav’n adored; Christ the everlasting Lord! Late in time behold Him come, Offspring of a Virgin’s womb. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail the incarnate Deity. Please as man with man to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel! CHORUS Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Son of righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, Ris’n with healing in His wings. Mild He lays His glory by, Born that man no more may die. Born to raise the sons of earth; Born to give them second birth. CHORUS

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A Holly Jolly Christmas

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Have a holly jolly Christmas; It’s the best time of the year. I don’t know if there’ll be snow, But have a cup of cheer.

Christmas makes you feel emotional,

Have a holly jolly Christmas, And when you walk down the street, Say hello to friends you know and ev’ryone you meet. Oh, ho the mistletoe hung where you can see; Somebody waits for you; Kiss her once for me. Have a holly jolly Christmas, And in case you didn’t hear. Oh, by golly, have a holly jolly Christmas this year.

Let it Snow Oh, the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we’ve no place to go. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. It doesn’t show signs of stopping. And I brought some corn for popping; The lights are turned way down low. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. When we finally kiss goodnight, How I’ll hate going out in the storm. But if you’ll really hold me tight, All the way home I’ll be warm. The fire is slowly dying, And, my dear, we’re still good-byeing, But as long as you love me so, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

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White Christmas I’m dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones I used to know. Where the treetops glisten, And children listen, To hear sleighbells in the snow.

It may bring parties or thoughts devotional. Whatever happens or what may be, Here is what Christmas means to me. City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style. In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas. Children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile, And on every street corner you’ll hear. CHORUS: Silver bells, silver bells, It’s Christmas time in the city. Ring-a-ling, hear them ring, Soon it will be Christmas Day. City street lights, even stop lights Blink a bright red and green, As the shoppers rush home with their treasures. Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch, This is Santa’s big scene And above all this bustle you’ll hear. CHORUS

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas With every Christmas card I write “May your days be merry and bright And may all your Christmases be white.” I’m dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones I used to know. “May your days be merry and bright And may all your Christmases be white.”

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Silent Night

Here Comes Santa Claus

Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright, ‘Round yon Virgin Mother and Child, Holy Infant so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace.

Here comes Santa Claus. Here comes Santa Claus. Right down Santa Claus Lane. Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer are pulling on the rein. Bells are ringing, children singing; All is merry and bright. Hang your stockings and say your prayers, ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

Silent night, holy night, Shepherds quake at the sight. Glories stream from heaven afar, Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia. Christ the Saviour is born. Christ the Saviour is born.

Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love’s pure light. Radiant beams from Thy holy face, With the dawn of redeeming grace. Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth. Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth. Silent night, holy night Darkness flies, all is light. Shepherds hear the angels sing; “Hallelujah! Hail the King!” Christ the Saviour is born. Christ the Saviour is born. Silent night, holy night Child of heav’n! O how bright Thou didst smile when Thou was born! Blessed be that happy morn. Full of heavenly joy Full of heavenly joy.

Here comes Santa Claus. Here comes Santa Claus. Right down Santa Claus Lane. He’s got a bag that’s filled with toys for girls and boys again. Hear those sleighbells jingle jangle, Oh, what a beautiful sight. Jump in bed, cover up your head, ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight. Here comes Santa Claus. Here comes Santa Claus. Right down Santa Claus Lane. He doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor for he loves you just the same Santa knows that we’re God’s children; That makes everything right. Fill your hearts with a Christmas cheer, ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But do you recall The most famous reindeer of all? Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Had a very shiny nose. And if you ever saw it You would even say it glows. All of the other reindeer Used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor Rudolph Join in any reindeer games. Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say: “Rudolph with your nose so bright, Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?” Then how the reindeer loved him As they shouted out with glee: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, You’ll go down in history.”

Here comes Santa Claus. Here comes Santa Claus. Right down Santa Claus Lane. He’ll come around when the chimes ring out Then it’s Christmas morn again. Peace on earth will come to all If we just follow the light. Let’s give thanks to the Lord above, ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

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Jolly Old St. Nicholas Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Lean your ear this way! Don’t you tell a single soul What I’m going to say. Christmas Eve is coming soon; Now, you dear old man, Whisper what you’ll bring to me. Tell me if you can. When the clock is striking twelve When I’m just asleep Down the chimney broad and black With your pack you’ll creep. All the stockings you will find Hanging in a row, Mine will be the shortest one You’ll be sure to know.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town You better watch out; you better not cry; Better not pout; I’m telling you why; Santa Claus is coming to town.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas; Make the Yuletide gay. From now on, our troubles will be miles away.

He’s making a list and checking it twice; Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice; Santa Claus is coming to town.

Here we are as in olden days, Happy golden days of yore. Faithful friends who are dear to us Gather near to us once more.

He sees you when you’re sleeping; He knows when you’re awake; He knows if you’ve been bad or good’ So be good for goodness sake!

Through the years we all will be together If the fates allow. Hang a shining star upon the highest bough, And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

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Sleighbells ring, are you lis’nin? What child is this, who laid to rest, In the lane, snow is glis’nin. On Mary’s lap is sleeping A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, Walkin’ in a winter wonderland. While shepherds watch are keeping? Gone away is the bluebird. CHORUS: Here to stay is a new bird. This, this is Christ the King, He sings a love song, as we go along, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing. Walkin’ in a winter wonderland. Haste, haste to bring Him laud, In the meadow we could build a snowman. The Babe, the Son of Mary. Then pretend that he is Parson Brown. Why lies He in such mean estate, He’ll say, “Are you married?” Where ox and ass are feeding? We’ll say, “No, man! Good Christian, fear, for sinners hear But you can do the job while you’re in town.” The silent word is pleading. Later on we’ll conspire CHORUS As we dream by the fire So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh. To face unafraid, the plans that we made, Come, peasant king to own Him. Walkin’ in a winter wonderland! The King of Kings salvation brings, Let loving hearts enthrone Him. CHORUS

Have yourself a merry little Christmas; Let your heart be light. From now on, our troubles will be out of sight.

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We three Kings

Oh little town of Bethlehem

We three kings of Orient are, Bearing gifts we traverse afar, Field and fountain, morr and mountain, Following yonder Star. Chorus: O, star of wonder, star of might, Star with royal beauty bright, Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to the perfect light.

Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth, the everlasting light The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

Born a babe on Bethlehem’s plain; Gold we bring to crown Him again; King forever, ceasing never, Over us all to reign. Chorus Frankincense to offer have I; Incense owns a Deity nigh; Prayer and praising, all men raising, Worship Him, God on High. Chorus Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume Breathes a life of gathering gloom; Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying, Seal’d in the stone-cold tomb. Chorus Glorious now behold Him arise, King and God and sacrifice, Heaven sings, “Hallelujah!” Hallejujah!” Earth replies. Chorus

For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above. While mortals sleep the angels keep their watch of wondering love. Oh morning stars together, proclaim the holy birth. And praises sing to God the king, and peace to men on earth. How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given. So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of his heaven. No ear may hear his coming, but in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive him still, the dear Christ enters in. Oh holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us we pray. Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today. We hear the Christmas angels, the great glad tidings tell. O come to us, abide with us, our lord Emanuel.

Here we come a wassailing (caroling) Here we come a wassailing (caroling) Among the leaves so green, Here we come a wand’ring, So fair to be seen. Chorus: Love and joy come to you, And to your wassail too, And God bless you and send you a happy new year, And God send you a happy new year. We are not daily beggars Who beg from door to door, But we are neighbour’s children Whom you have seen before. Chorus We have a little purse Made of ratching leather skin. We want some of your small change. To line it well within. Chorus God bless the Master of this house, Likewise the Mistress too. And all the little children That round the table go. Chorus

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100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Twelve days of Christmas

Snoopy’s Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my calling birds Three french hens Two true love sent to me A partridge in a turtle doves and A partridge in a pear pear tree. tree. On the nineth day of Christmas my On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me Two turtle true love sent to me Nine drummers doves and A partridge in a pear tree. drumming Eight maids a’milking Seven swans a’swimming Six geese On the third day of Christmas my a’laying Five gold rings Four calling true love sent to me Three french birds Three french hens Two turtle hens Two turtle doves and A pardoves and A partridge in a pear tree. tridge in a pear tree. On the tenth day of Christmas On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me Ten pipmy true love sent to me Four calling ers piping Nine drummers drumming birds Three french hens Two turtle Eight maids a’milking Seven swans doves and A partridge in a pear tree. a’swimming Six geese a’laying Five On the fifth day of Christmas my gold rings Four calling birds Three true love sent to me Five gold rings french hens Two turtle doves and A Four calling birds Three french hens partridge in a pear tree. Two turtle doves and A partridge in a pear tree. On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me Six geese a’laying Five gold rings Four calling birds Three french hens Two turtle doves and A partridge in a pear tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me Eleven ladies dancing Ten pipers piping Nine drummers drumming Eight maids a’milking Seven swans a’swimming Six geese a’laying Five gold rings Four calling birds Three french hens Two turtle doves and A partridge in a pear tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me Seven swans On the twelth day of Christmas a’swimming Six geese a’laying Five my true love sent to me Twelve gold rings Four calling birds Three lords a’leaping Eleven ladies dancfrench hens Two turtle doves and A ing Ten pipers piping Nine drummers partridge in a pear tree. drumming Eight maids a’milking On the eighth day of Christmas Seven swans a’swimming Six geese my true love sent to me Eight maids a’laying Five gold rings Four calling milking Seven swans a’swimming Six birds Three french hens Two turtle geese a’laying Five gold rings Four doves and A partridge in a pear tree.

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The news had come out in the First World War, The bloody Red Baron was flying once more. The Allied command ignored all of its men, And called on Snoopy to do it again. Was the night before Christmas, 40 below, When Snoopy went up in search of his foe. He spied the Red Baron, fiercely they fought With ice on his wings, Snoopy knew he was caught. Christmas bells those Christmas bells Ring out from the land, Asking peace of all the world And good will to man The Baron had Snoopy dead in his sights, He reached for the trigger to pull it up tight. Why he didn’t shoot, well, we’ll never know. Or was it the bells from the village below. Christmas bells those Christmas bells Ringing through the land Bringing peace to all the world and good will to man. The Baron made Snoopy fly to the Rhine, And forced him to land behind the enemy lines. Snoopy was certain that this was the end, When the Baron cried out, “Merry Christmas, my friend” The Baron then offered a holiday toast, And Snoopy, our hero, saluted his host. And then with a roar they were both on their way, Each knowing they’d meet on some other day. Christmas bells those Christmas bells. Ringing through the land, Bringing peace to all the world and good will to man.

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Good King Wenceslas Good King Wenceslas looked out On the feast of Stephen When the snow lay round about Deep and crisp and even Brightly shone the moon that night Though the frost was cruel When a poor man came in sight Gath’ring winter fuel “Hither, page, and stand by me If thou know’st it, telling Yonder peasant, who is he? Where and what his dwelling?” “Sire, he lives a good league hence Underneath the mountain Right against the forest fence By Saint Agnes’ fountain.” “Bring me flesh and bring me wine Bring me pine logs hither Thou and I will see him dine When we bear him thither.” Page and monarch forth they went Forth they went together Through the rude wind’s wild lament And the bitter weather “Sire, the night is darker now And the wind blows stronger Fails my heart, I know not how,

I can go no longer.” “Mark my footsteps, my good page Tread thou in them boldly Thou shalt find the winter’s rage Freeze thy blood less coldly.” In his master’s steps he trod Where the snow lay dinted Heat was in the very sod Which the Saint had printed Therefore, Christian men, be sure Wealth or rank possessing Ye who now will bless the poor Shall yourselves find blessing

Go tell it on the mountain While shepherds kept their watching O’er silent flocks by night, Behold throughout the heavens There shone a holy light chorus: Go, tell it on the mountain Over the hills and everywhere Go, tell it on the mountain That Jesus Christ is born. The shepherds feared and trembled When lo! above the earth Rang out the angel chorus That hailed our Saviour’s birth; chorus Down in a lowly manger Our humble Christ was born; And God sent us salvation that blessed Christmas morn chorus When I was a seeker I sought both night and day, I sought the Lord to help me And He showed me the way. chorus He made me a watchman Upon the city wall And If I am a Christian I am the least of all. chorus

To Our Valued Customers: We wish to thank you for your business and for making our first year so enjoyable. In lieu of holiday greeting cards we will be donating to the 100 Mile Food Bank so we want to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy holiday season and a joyous new year. We look forward to seeing you again in 2014.

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100 Mile Free Press Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Sleigh Ride Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingle-ing too, Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you, Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling “Yoo-hoo.” Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you.

Let’s look at the show, We’re riding in a wonderland of snow. Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up, it’s grand. Just holding your hand. We’re gliding along with a song of a wintry fairyland. Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy cozy are we. We’re snuggled up together like two birds of a feather would be.

Giddy-up, giddy-up, giddy-up, let’s go.

Let’s take that road before us and sing a chorus or two. Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you. There’s a birthday party at the home of Farmer Gray. It’ll be the perfect ending of a perfect day. We’ll be singing the songs we love to sing without a single stop, At the fireplace while we watch the chestnuts pop. Pop! Pop! Pop! There’s a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy, When they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie. It’ll nearly be like a picture print by Currier and Ives, These wonderful things are the things we remember all through our lives!

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South Cariboo Health Foundation


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED OUR Starry Nights LIGHT UP The Stars will be burning bright until January 2014 Thanks to our Founding Sponsors

‘A Star-Studded Way To Light Up the 100 Mile District Hospital’

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To date in 2013 alone, your South Cariboo Health Foundation has contributed well over $150,000 to the 100 Mile District Hospital Complex and to the well-being of our South Cariboo residents.

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A warm, well-insulated garage will provide you usable workspace all year round, even when the outside temperatures drop to frightening lows. But even if you’re not planning to spend much time in the shop this winter, there’s still good reason to winterize your garage: you could save yourself money and hassle later. A garage that gets too cold can damage not only your car but also the equipment you’re storing there. Water will freeze, no matter where it is. So if you have a power washer that still has water in the pump or lines, it can freeze and crack and paint will separate and ruin if allowed to freeze. The solution? Winterize your garage. Fix or Replace Weatherstripping Weatherstripping creates a seal between the garage door and garage door opening. Over time, this weatherstripping can become brittle and cracked, allowing air to make its way between the door and the frame and create cold drafts. If you feel air seeping into the garage, remove the existing weatherstripping and scrape off any remaining sealant. A pry bar and flat scraper or putty knife will make the process much easier, as the cleaner and smoother you can make the surface, the easier it will be to install the new weatherstripping, and the better it will seal. Once the old weather stripping is removed, you can begin measuring to apply the new one. To align the weatherstripping, Witek says you’ll need to close the garage door and then align the weather stripping so that the rubber flap flattens slightly against the door. This will ensure a good seal and easy operation of the garage door. Insulate Your Garage Walls Purchase fiberglass batt insulation and be sure to select the proper thickness for your walls. Securely fasten the batt insulation, not supporting it, or cutting it too long or short for the location. Insulation needs to have a snug fit, but it can’t be jammed in too tightly.

Fix Up the Garage Door Insulate garage doors: options include foam board, reflective barriers, and fiberglass batt insulation. Regardless which option you choose, cut it to fill the garage door panels, and secure with adhesive. Sometimes the best option may be to replace the door with a modern, insulated design. Install a Unit Heater in Your Garage Weatherstripping and insulation will help to protect your garage from extreme winter weather, but are not going to keep the garage toasty warm for you. Unit heaters are a great way to heat a garage with minimal space requirements and construction costs. Gas-fired units are usually cheaper to operate but are more difficult to install because they require a gas supply and exhaust venting. Electric models are easier to install, but are more costly to operate than gas-fired models. If you can’t afford or don’t have time to do every one of these things before winter, start with one. When it comes to winterizing your garage, every little bit helps.

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Bird watching The Christmas bird count has been sched-

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Night noises Active logging is still underway in the hills south of Lac des Roches. The drone of equipment is heard late into the night and early in the morning. Residents speculate that the contractor may be working around the clock during the week to keep expensive equipment utilized but no one can confirm that

Early sledding The third week of

November is very early for snowmobilers to take their machines out, but there is enough snow for enthusiastic neighbours to do just that. Tracks indicate the first ride occurred on Nov. 23 and there have been several since.

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Winter hazards Last winter’s snow and weather conditions were quite rare and the lack of daytime warm weather and sunshine through much of the winter prevented the snow from sliding off many of the lowpitched roofs. Residents are reminded to take care for their own safety and that of their families, pets and guests who might be unaware of the hazard of sliding snow or falling icicles from overhead structures. Warm weather following the surprising wet snowfall earlier this season cleared most structures of their snow with no reported incidents or close calls but residents must be cautious if the temperatures continue to fluctuate.

as few are willing to stay up through the night. One resident walking his dog at different times of the late evening notes that on several occasions, the howls from distant wolves are loud enough to momentarily drown out the sounds of the logging equipment.


shoulder of the hiker and flew into a tree. For both birds, the impact was fatal resulting in a delicious feed of grouse – with very little effort – for one lucky resident.

Unexpected critters Abundant tracks in the snow are once again proving the area is either packed with thousands of critters on the move or perhaps only dozens of animals that can’t keep still. Among the expected tracks of deer and coyote in the fields and grouse and chipmunks among the trees, cougar tracks near the boat launch and otter tracks near the rest stop were a little out of the ordinary. One resident was in the right place at the right time to witness an otter making its way down the slope, across Boultbee Road, toward the lake.


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the on addressed Nick Christians is and his nt elsewhere on behalf of himself seeking employme per cent panel construction phase demonstrated by the 25 the says, family. 700 people in the well says he told in the region, he Carole Rooney operation, with Christianson mine a ratio of seniors and 600 during the provinclear to him the jobs. We are Free Press this is well over panel it is now 1,200 indirect and adding y is merely a way en were over community, project controvers resource-based Two local businessm closing cial average. of the SCCC, Doucette groups to pursue First Nations than two dozen with Boss Mountain [mine] On behalf his panel for among the more that we when time centred issues. is s he it minds their notes in the early 1980s, potential land-claim people who spoke nt needs to deal on Prosperity Gold- welcome a new mine – speremarks “The governme claims] ... the federal New to the South ental .” Nations [land impacts First environm Prosperity mine with New because of Copper Project pub- cifically, he notes are limiting progress Cariboo economy. wrapped up its Doucette and social they review panel block. with a Closing children and “The economic this stumbling explained his lic hearing sessions Aug. 23. will generate the [First Nations benefits that it “I don’t think on ren should have be felt d you can’t hold Remarks Session two grandchild “stay, live and will most certainly Cariboo involved] understan says he made to to furLen Doucette one an option s as a ‘hostage’ home comwithin the South to the panel, jobs the proponent claims.” prosper” in their presentations to ty through Chamber of not be forced ther their land LEN DOUCETTE communi Prince as a South Cariboo representative, munity and and indirect an Aug. 21 direct notes both – work. He busiCommerce (SCCC) Yes to New leave to find article states some t is support of local George Citizen his Say “Student enrolmen from 2001. supplies in “repeatedly” and one for cent since Facebook group. First Nations presenters ness.” location down by 38 per Prosperity (SYNP) he felt his closing told the panel the mine a summary omic index released Doucette says by the The socio-econ the Both were essentially Continued on A4 economic impacts by School District #27 shows out remarks were well received was not of the social and place Mile the session have on 100 hilcotin in 49th panel, but adds the mine could SYNP Cariboo-C as the hearings. ” began with his as well attended of 57 [districts]. House, and he workers younger This exodus of summary. will be employing “The new mine

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CLINTON q The Village of Clinton is continuing with the celebration of its 150/50 anniversary with a Victorian Christmas on Dec. 7-8. Saturday: Merchant Madness Sale, 10 a.m.5 p.m.; Museum open house, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Legion Craft Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; carolling and District tree light-up, 5:15 p.m.; and Bethel Pentecostal Community Dinner, 6 p.m. Sunday: Skate with Santa, 11 a.m.; Legion hotdogs and hot chocolate; and Legion Children’s Christmas party, noon.

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.

103 MILE q The Seventh Day Adventist Church at 103 Mile is inviting all children between the ages of four and 12 to meetings with songs, games, Bible stories and snacks on Saturday until Dec. 14. Meetings will go from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Call Jackie at 250-791-5705 for more information. 100 MILE q The Mill Site Lodge/Fischer Place Auxiliary is holding a bake sale and silent auction in the South Cariboo Health Centre cafeteria, 555 Cedar Ave., on Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations would be appreciated. 100 MILE q Would you like to become a South Cariboo Holiday Dinner Host – a new program that matches local people with newcomers to the South Cariboo area for a one-time dining experience. You provide your time, community knowledge,

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.

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The South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House officially opened 10 years ago. To celebrate, Canlan Ice Sports threw an anniversary party on Nov. 24. Facility manager Josh Dickerson, left, Mayor Mitch Campsall and Cariboo Regional District Area H Director Margo Wagner cut a cake prepared for the celebration.

and a home-cooked meal, and in return, you get the chance to learn about a new culture or connect with someone from your cultural background. To learn more, contact the Welcoming Communities co-ordinator Kimberly at kimber or phone 778-482-0090. 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 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. 100 MILE q Prenatal/infant parent information sessions and lunch drop-in are held at the Cariboo Family

Enrichment Centre (#1-486 Birch Ave.) on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest speakers present topics of interest to expectant mothers and families with children up to three years old. Call 250-3955155 for more information. 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 250-395-3661. 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.

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Making mock menorahs and learning about Hanukkah was fun for Emma VanderHorst, left, and Kaedence Spender, right, at the 100 Mile House Branch Library on Nov. 27. Library branch assistant Gina Gigliotti, centre, organized this and other activities for its after-school program.

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

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, 6:309:30 p.m., and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Roberta at 250-395-4472 or Janice at 250-3952017 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. GREEN LAKE q Help Us Get Slim (HUGS) meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at 2489 North Bonaparte Rd. Call Elaine at 250-456-7391 for information. LAC LA HACHE q Branch 1689 of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Thursdays at the OAPO Hall (Pioneer Centre) at 4822 Clarke St., from 8:30-10:30. Visitors (preteens, teens and adults – male and female) are always welcome. LONE BUTTE q O.U.T. (Other Unusual Talents) Group meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, starting at 10 a.m. at the Lone Butte Community Hall. For more information, call Pat at 250-395-2114 or Audrey at 250-395-4206. 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 Free Press Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Treats and Treasures provide a real treat of a connoisseur coffee. People enjoy that.” The sale is an impor“It’s an event for every- tant fundraiser for the one,” says Rob Diether, Horse Lake Community director with the Horse Farm Co-op, a group Lake Community Farm of farmers and Co-op. concerned citizens operThe Fifth Annual ating a 133-acre heritage Treats and Treasures farm property with the Sale and Fundraiser objective of protecting will be held the agricultural at the 100 and ecological Mile United integrity of lakeChurch, located shore acreage, at 43 Dogwood he notes. Ave., in 100 “We also Mile House on have other venDec. 7 from 10 dors at [Treats Rob a.m. to 3 p.m. and Treasures] Diether As well as as well. There’s fresh produce, art, local there will be recycled crafts, herbal medicagarage sale items, hand- tions. We have some crafted goods, baked folks who come up from goods, homemade pre- 70 Mile with a bunch serves and specialty of fair trade, raw cane coffee and teas avail- sugar.” able. The group is current“Our co-op buys ly accepting donations green coffee beans and for a silent auction. we roast them,” Diether For more information explains. or to donate items, con“We always have tact 250-395-4042 or great, freshly roasted e-mail info@horselake coffee there. It’s kind 3 5/16 x 5 Gaven Crites Free Press

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Winter birds yet to show up in Interlakes area Celebrations Birthday bubbly goes to Joan Hanzel,

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Dec. 11 at Interlakes Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Every one is welcome. • Deka Christmas Family Bingo, Deka Fire Hall, Dec. 11. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. play starts at 7.

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