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Grocery store liquor sales supported Ken Alexander Free Press

Richmond Steveston MLA John Yap recently released his final report on the Liquor Policy Review and he endorsed liquor sales in grocery stores throughout the province. Yap said this recommendation was consistent with support voiced by three-quarters of respondents during the review. He recommended the B.C. Liberal government move “forward on developing and implementing a retail model that

meets consumer demands for greater accessibility, “while maintaining British Columbia’s high standards for protecting health and public safety.” While Yap’s report had more than 70 recommendations, one of the key items suggested B.C. should maintain the current cap on the total number of retail outlets (731) in the province. The parliamentary secretary for Liquor Policy Reform also recommended the liquor be separate from grocery products. It must be a store-within-a-store model, which would be staffed separately

from the grocery retail service, and it would ensure continued restricted access to alcohol for minors. This model is already being used in other provinces. Noting she is not opposed to liquor being available in grocery stores, Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett said she is taking a wait-and-see attitude until she sees the remainder of the recommendations, which are expected to be released later this year. Pointing to the recommendation of maintaining the current number of liquor outlets in B.C.,

Barnett added she is worried about what might happen with the small businesses that are already established. “They have provided goodpaying jobs for people in their communities and provided a lot of capital investment, and I want to make sure that isn’t being lost.” Meanwhile, the NDP claimed it was a smoke-and-mirrors announcement to appease the populist ideal of making it convenient to pick up a case of beer or a bottle of wine at the same time they’re picking up groceries. Continued on 2

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Tomahawks upset top team Tomahawks bottom of the pack prior of CIHL playoffs

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William Sellars may as well have been a brick wall when the Lac la Hache Tomahawks (3-13) faced off against the heavily favoured Quesnel Kangaroos (115) on Dec. 28. The Tomahawks goaltender made 60 saves on 62 shots and the local Central Interior Hockey League team came away with a 6-2 win. A Dec. 30 article in the Quesnel Cariboo Observer mentioned David and Goliath –

the matchup seemed that uneven and the end that astonishing. It was Quesnel’s first loss at home this season and first in seven games. It was Lac la Hache’s third win of the season. It was an upset to say the least. Unfortunately, the heroics didn’t carry over into 2014. The Tomahawks were in Smithers to face the Steelheads (8-3-5) on Jan. 4. Smithers scored four before Kyle Crump could get Lac la Hache on the score board and the Steelheads came away on top at 6-1. Matt Brenner was in net for the

Tomahawks and he made 51 saves on 57 shots. Jan. 5 saw Lac la Hache in Houston to face the Luckies (6-5-3). Houston scored five before Wilfred Robbins could answer for Lac la Hache. Crump added one in the second and Walter Schmidt added one in the third. But the Luckies scored five more on their way to a 10-3 win. Next up for Lac la Hache is a home game at Rolf Zeis Memorial Arena on Jan. 11. They host the Luckies on Jan. 18, which is Lac la Hache’s last game of the season.

Join the Honourable Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for a networking luncheon and presentation on January 15th, from 12pm - 1pm at Horton Ventures. Cathy McLeod will address the topic of Free Trade and how it affects the economy, job creation and increased competition in the marketplace. Registration is required. Phone 250-395-6124 Members $15 • Non-members $25

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consideration. Once that has been completed, the entire report is expected to be released. With files from Tom Fletcher

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making an appearance at the 2014 Cariboo Challenge. For more informat ion, v isit cariboochallengesled dograce.com, or call 250-791-5225. “At this point, the snow conditions are excellent. The trails are packed really well – not icy. They are in excellent condition.”

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A number of new attractions are lined up for the 2014 Cariboo Challenge, as organizers make final preparations for the three-day event – Jan. 10-12 – at the 108 Mile Heritage Site. Organizer Ulli Vogler says the 21st anniversary event aims to bring the community together and raises awareness about the pleasures of sled dog racing. “We are so looking forward to meeting the community out there and we’re looking forward to a good race.” A variety of activities are scheduled throughout the weekend. There’s a Musher’s Dinner and Auction on Saturday night at The Hills Health Ranch, as well as face painting throughout the weekend and an art contest on Jan. 11. The theme of the art contest is “sled dogs and winter in the Cariboo.” For submission, children and youth can bring art work – such as paintings, carvings and sculptures – with their names and addresses on it to the 108 Mile Heritage Site, no later than 2 p.m. on Jan. 11. “The kids can be really creative. Whatever they like to do. “They can carve

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they can paint. Whatever comes to mind – it’s their artwork.” The awards ceremony for artists will be held at around 2:30 p.m. Judging is based on three different age groups – three to six, seven to 12 and 12 to 18. Dozens of items have been donated for a silent auction that will close at 2 p.m. on Jan. 12. “At this point, I am really happy. We have 72 items and there are more to come.” Auction items include an

accommodation package for two nights in a chalet at a ski resort in Fernie, a number of large gift baskets, sled dog tours and more. A new addition to the race this year are merchant tables for items from local vendors. (Interested parties can contact Vogler at 250-396-4404 or 250398-0841 to sign up.) The 59 Mile Business Centre is running a concession, and there will be a marshmallow roast. There’s a weight-pull competition on Jan. 11. It’s open to anyone and it’s free to enter. Different classes of dogs – small, medium and large – will wear a harness and pull a sled. Whichever dog can pull the most in their weight class wins. The new mascot, named Malamutt, is also

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Ferry route important for Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA REPORT Donna Barnett

Recently, BC Ferries announced some major changes, based on the principles of affordability, efficiency, and sustainability of the ferry service in our province. The changes included reduced service on some routes, and the cancellation of Route 40 between Bella Coola and Port Hardy. It’s the job of an MLA to make sure the concerns of people in the region are heard, which is why I decided to write about this important topic. While Bella Coola itself isn’t part of the riding that I represent, the cancellation of Route 40 also has an impact in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. I’ve received numerous letters from constituents and stakeholders concerned about the effect that the cancellation of this route will

have, especially from those involved in the tourism industry. The Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association, and many others have written to me asking that I speak out about the importance of Route 40 for our region. They point out that Route 40 isn’t just a commuter service between the Central Coast and Northern Vancouver Island. It’s also a key part of the provincial Discovery Coast Circle Route, which allows tourists to visit the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the North Coast, and the Cariboo-Chilcotin – bringing many tourists to our region. For the tourist industry here in the Cariboo, losing some of the tourist traffic that comes from the circle route would have an impact on business, and that’s why I’ve been spending a lot of time lobbying my colleagues in the legislature on this issue. I met with Transportation Minister

Top B.C. baby names Olivia and Ethan were the most popular names for girls and boys born in 2012, according the British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency. Other top selections for girls were Emma, Sophia, Emily and Ava. Rounding out the top 5 for boys were Liam, Lucas, Mason and Logan. The most popular names in 2011 were Liam and Emma. Pop culture also plays an apparent role when babies are named. In 2012, there were 71 named Justin, 70 named Taylor, 35 named Khloe and 30 named Bella. From Aarav to Zion and Aaliyah to Zoya, there were 44,270 births in B.C. in 2012, up from 43,991 in 2011. Only names whose frequency occurs five or more times are listed. A complete list of the baby names selected in the province in 2012 can be viewed at: www.vs.gov. bc.ca/babynames/baby2012.html.

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Around the South Cariboo 100 Mile & District Women’s Centre executive director Terri Lewis was thrilled to receive donations collected at the 100 Mile House Free Press office. The Toonies for Tummies campaign, masterminded by production manager Judy Willsey, collected $341 along with a whole host of food items. Carole Rooney photo

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Grade 1 student Lizzy Davidson performed part of The Nutcracker ballet with classmates during a Christmas Concert Dress Rehearsal at 100 Mile Elementary School in front of parents and teachers on Dec. 18.

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Ingrid Meyer, left, has organized a new “Share-A-Meal” campaign in 100 Mile House. The campaign involves a number of local restaurants and hundreds of dollars, which are turned into coupons for specific locations, that have been donated by customers. Meyer dropped coupons off with Lisa De Paoli, Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) executive director, on Dec. 19. The CFEC distributed the meal coupons to clients.

Kathy Provost was the happy winner of $500 in Chamber Bucks, the grand prize for participants in the annual Spirit of Christmas charity initiative sponsored by the 100 Mile House Free Press and its advertisers. She planned to buy a larger turkey after receiving the big boost to her holiday budget.

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Kaitlyn Bucknell contemplated her cookie after the Our Place Child Care Center children entertained the folks at Carefree Manor with Christmas carols on Dec. 18.

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Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School SPARCS Junior Alternate students prepared a Christmas turkey lunch for 207 people on Dec. 19, and collected $312 and 155 donated items for the 100 Mile House Food Bank Society. The class is grateful to PSO teacher Patricia Seilis for volunteering her time to teach them FOODSAFE skills.

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LOCAL RIDER RETURNS FROM NORTH AMERICAN REINING FINALS Plus stories on: • BC Hydro hikes rates in new plan • Youth battles sudden illness • District developing debt retirement fund • Firearm charges, drinking drivers, public disturbances keep RCMP busy • 100 Mile RCMP issue warning • Mawhinney returns for Cowboy Concert • Wranglers have ‘frustrating’ three game road trip

The 100 Mile House midget rep team, Mayvin Plumbing & Heating, took on a team made up of minor hockey coaches for an annual exhibition game at the South Cariboo Rec Centre recently. Coach Alex Hutt, left, tried to get position on Conner Edle, while goalie Trent Jorgensen looked around them to find the puck during the first period of play.

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Westernmost province has highest small business confidence ranking in Canada British Columbia small business owners posted a small gain in optimism in December, cementing an upward trend we have been seeing for more than a year. At 72.6, B.C.’s Business Barometer index is the highest in the country. We are also finding pretty positive hiring plans for this time of year, with 21 per

cent of owners planning to add staff, while only six per cent are expecting to shed staff in the next few months. “B.C. began the year at the back of the pack, in sixth place overall,” says CFIB B.C. director of provincial affairs Mike Klassen. “After steadily climbing back all year, B.C. has the highest small

Law planned to freeze MLA seats Tom Fletcher Black Press

The B.C. Liberal government is accepting public comments until Jan. 15 on a proposed bill to restrict the number of MLAs to the current level of 85, and to maintain the current rural and northern seats regardless of population. Current law requires an independent Electoral Boundaries Commission to be appointed in May 2014 to consider changes. The government discussion paper is posted online at http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/legislation/ ebca/index.htm. The last review in 2008 recommended that an urban population shift should result in a reduction of one seat in the CaribooThompson region and one in northern B.C. The government intervened to keep those seats and increase the total constituencies from 83 to 85. The B.C. Liberals and BC NDP agreed that northern constituencies could not get any larger and still be represented by a single MLA. The 2008 review, chaired by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Bruce Cohen, added seats in the Okanagan, Fraser Valley, Surrey, Burnaby-TriCities and downtown Vancouver. It concluded that keeping all the rural seats was not consistent with the principle of representation by population.

business confidence in the country. This bodes well for the province’s economic recovery in 2014.” After a period of relative smoothness through the summer and fall, small business optimism dropped off substantially in December for many parts of the country outside B.C. CFIB’s Business Barometer® Index fell more than three-anda-half points to land at 62.3, its lowest level since June. To see the national, provincial and industry sector reports visit http://cfib.ca/barometer “This month, seven

out of 10 provinces saw a drop in optimism,” said Ted Mallett, CFIB’s vice-president and chief economist. “We’ve had some pretty smooth sailing over the past couple of quarters, but as we end 2013, we’re looking at a slightly different story.” Optimism fell in seven of 10 provinces. The exceptions are B.C., as well as lessupbeat Prince Edward Island (58.3) and New Brunswick (56.7). The biggest declines were seen in Quebec, which is now least optimistic among the provinces at 53.8, Nova Scotia dropping to 58.3, Ontario

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A new year, a safer you

Resolve to make safety a priority in 2014. Here are some practical resolutions to get you started: • I will drive sober; I will drive alert. Impairment has many faces – alcohol, drugs and fatigue are just a few examples. Learn how to recognize the signs of impairment and be willing to seek help when needed. There is no excuse for impaired driving. • I will focus on the driving task at hand – and that’s it. Distractions take your attention off the road and that can have dangerous and deadly consequences. Put your Smartphone out of reach. Avoid fumbling with the radio while driving. Pull over to a safe spot if you need to devote your attention to something other than driving. • I will wear my seatbelt. It is estimated that seat belts in passenger vehicles save 1,000 lives every year in Canada, so buckle up. • I will use my head and wear a helmet. Wear a helmet when enjoying activities, such as hockey, skating, cycling, skiing, snowboarding or skateboarding. Pair each activity with the right helmet. • I will routinely check my home for safety hazards. Then, I will address them. Prevention is the key to harm reduction. Clutter on the stairs? Clear it. Have a long, dangling window blind cord? Cut it and put the remnant out of reach of children. Identify risks before injuries occur. • I will take steps to stop fires before they start at home. Fires claim eight lives each week in Canada. Take precautions to protect your home and the people and pets in it. Check that your smoke detectors are in good working order; change the batteries twice a year. Have a working fire extinguisher within reach of the kitchen and fireplaces. Never leave candles unattended. • I will recognize that firearms safety is my responsibility.

Community safety is your responsibility. Get firearms safety training. Lock and unload firearms, and store ammunition separately. Know your options if you inherit a firearm, or have a firearm you no long want. • I will be a courteous, informed and responsible cyber-citizen. Social media and online safety includes guarding your personal information and being thoughtful about the words and images your post online. Think before you comment. • I will speak with my doctor and pharmacist about my medications. Medications can interact with each other to produce unwanted and impairing side-effects. These may affect your driving abilities. • I will develop healthy relationships. I will not be a bully. Bullying happens at home, in the school yard, at work and online. It hurts, and it needs to stop. Find ways to relax, take time to think before responding and find constructive, creative outlets for frustration. Stand up for others who are being bullied.

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SATURDAY & SUNDAY RACE TIMES • 9am: 4-Dog Class / 4-Dog Pure Breed • 10am: Ski Joring / Sportsman Class • 11am: 6-Dog Class / 6-Dog Pure Breed • 1pm: 10-Dog Class / Juniors SATURDAY Everyone is invited to come out! • Meet the Mushers • View the Silent Auction items • View the Kids’ Art Competition (Please bring your artwork by 2pm) • Enjoy Face Painting 10am-2pm Weight Pull 2:30pm - 3:30pm Award Ceremony for Kids’ Art Contest at 2:30pm

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK CARIBOO MALL • 250-395-2921

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250-395-3835 • 400 EXETER RD.

OPEN 7:30am-10pm • 7 days a week

250-395-2543 Coach House Square • Hwy. 97, 100 Mile House

Good For You, Naturally 104 Birch Ave. 250-395-2261 100 Mile’s Full Line Pet Store

‘For people who are proud of their pets.’

Mon. - Sat. 9:00am - 5:30pm PINKNEY COMPLEX, HORSE LAKE RD.

395-8935

Thanks To Our Major Sponsors: #3 - 536 Horse Lake Road 100 Mile House

250-395-2219

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100 Mile House Free Press, January 10, 2014  

January 10, 2014 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press

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