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The vision of a museum in 100 Mile House is being hindered by a lack of available volunteers to fundraise and champion the project. Last April, $50,000 was provided to the District of 100 Mile House after Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett lobbied for the one-time provincial grant.

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Now, Mayor Mitch Campsall says a new community group is needed to take on the operational aspects of getting The Lodge repaired and safe for the public use. “Basically, we need someone, or a group of people, to champion it.” The previous group managing the project, the 100 Mile & District Historical Society (OMDHS), wasn’t able to continue working on the project on top of all its ongoing volunteer labour operating the 108 Heritage Site museum, he explains. Upon receipt of the grant, Campsall says the district quickly came up with the

funds to bring the budget up to the anticipated $80,000 required to rebuild an unsafe floor in The Lodge. However, he adds District council engaged an architect to provide a complete overview of the whole facility, which identified a number of other safety issues related to public assembly. Meanwhile, a Sept. 7 referendum made the Cariboo Regional District a partner in making decisions on certain District facilities, including the Martin Exeter Hall complex, which includes The Lodge. Now, Campsall says it is up to the South Cariboo Joint Planning Committee to provide council with recommendations for the complex, and then more third-party funding will be sought. OMDHS president Tom Rutledge says its members had dealt with mayor and council for two or three years on the project, before finally realizing two big projects was too much to handle. “We threw up our hands in frustration when the mayor and council said, ‘$50,000 is just a drop in the bucket, we’re going to need a whole lot more if we’re going to open it to [public assembly].” Since then, the society has removed all the artifacts it had gathered for the museum, Rutledge explains, and

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District of 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall ponders how The Lodge could be upgraded to make it safe for public assembly and a proposed museum. While floor funding and some artifacts have been secured, he says a community group is needed to champion and further fundraise for the project.

temporarily stored them in a safe and secure location. Until another group is found to organize the project and help find grants, Campsall says there isn’t much the district can do. When it does look for funding, the district won’t risk its ability to obtain the necessary grants for crucial infrastructure projects, he explains. “We’ve been looking for out-source money, we’ve been trying to find the money to do that repair job

without affecting the budget.” Meanwhile, Barnett says council should also provide a council member to work with a new volunteer group, which could gain helpful advice from the OMDHS, as well as the stored artifacts. “I say it’s time for the District to get a councillor, and call on the volunteers to sit down and put such a great project together. “We can do it working together. We can always find money somewhere, but

let’s just get it done.” The Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA adds the grant deadline of March 31, 2015 to complete the floor can likely be extended, if necessary, but she sees no reason why the floor can’t be fixed now, and then work on funding for the rest later. “I really and sincerely hope by 2015 we are well on the way ... if I wasn’t doing this job, I would be more than happy to work on the museum project. But, I’ll help wherever I can.”


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Circle H MacDougal is a Pony Ambassador for the Highland Pony Enthusiasts Club of North America.

Circle H Glenfiddich is one of two Highland Pony Ambassadors for his breed in North America.

Breeder awarded as ambassador Scottish Highland Pony introduced in North America

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The Lone Butte-based breeder of a rare Scottish pony breed has received a prestigious award. Ann Armann of Circle H Ranch has been presented the Ambassador Award for Outstanding Breeder by the Highland Pony Enthusiasts Club of North America (HPECA). She was awarded for both introducing and significantly promoting the Highland Pony in North America. HPECA treasurer Judy Brescia of Virginia travelled to Lone Butte last summer to present Ann with a handmade vase carved and painted with Circle H ponies, as well as an embroidered vest and a rosette sash. “I was extremely honoured by the totally unexpected award by the HPECA, and the beautiful pottery vase that I will always treasure and feel very gratified and humbled to have received,” says Ann. “Breeding these wonderful ponies and having them in my life has been my pleasure and fulfilment.” Thirty-four foals have been born, handled and weaned on Circle H Ranch before being sold to owners across eight states and three provinces. Combined with Ann’s breeding stock of eight ponies, this represents about half of all the Highlands in North America, with the balance mostly imported from Scotland (after she began breeding). “Ann spends a lot of time promoting the breed and introducing Highlands to people unfamiliar with the breed,” says Judy. “She is very forthright with potential buyers and helps them select a pony that matches their needs. Her ponies all receive a basic education before shipping out to their new owners.” Also a sheep farmer and cattle rancher, Ann say she was less involved in her family’s longtime Highland Pony breeding activities in Scotland until her mother, Pat Scobie, suddenly shipped her four, four-year-old mares in 1996. They were followed by two more mares in 1997, and all were bred from her mother’s mares and Coulmore studs. Pat also sent two, unrelated Glenbanchor-bred stallions across the ocean to her daughter, and before long, Ann was in the breeding business. “It is a huge honour that mum sent them, in the beginning, and without asking for

anything financial. Ambassadors – Circle H MacDougal (owned “It was quite exciting. I couldn’t believe it when by Debbie Bailey of Vancouver) and Circle H they arrived with Coulmore [Scottish] mud on Glenfiddich (owned by Deb Coburn of New them.” Hampshire). Ann also credits her pony breeding success They were chosen for their years spent in the to her late husband, Ernie Armann, an accom- public eye demonstrating the versatility of the plished horseman who really showed her the Highland Pony, such as dressage, trail rides, drill ropes when it came to handing equines. team, vaulting and representing the breed at horse “I was interested because Ernie was, and the expos. Cariboo is such a great place for these ponies. Queen Elizabeth II is the And, it also gave me a huge interest because it was patron of the Scottish a part of Scotland that had followed me.” Highland Pony and Highland Ponies have a special quality about reportedly continues to them, she notes, from the big-eyed look they ride them today. give folks to the consistent interest and comMore information is municative manner they maintain. online at www.hpeca. Ann keeps in contact with the owners of her org and www.high ponies and follows the animals’ progress and landponysociety.com. achievements. Her own ponies have participated at the Mane Event in Chilliwack, the Calgary Stampede and many other shows, and are frequently seen in the Santa Claus Parade in 100 Mile House. “I feel immensely proud that, collectively, breeders, owners and advocates have made the Highland Pony breed recognizable on this continent, and hope we can strive to keep the knowledge of this wonderful breed alive.” Known as “the versatile breed,” the Highland’s are a comparatively large and sturdy pony breed that dates back about 10,000 years. Many Circle H-bred ponies successfully compete in vaulting, dressage, jumping, driving and other events. Some also appear at the foremost breed demonstration, the Highland Games in New Hampshire, and the national Equine Affaire in Carole Rooney photo Massachusetts. They are also used Circle H Ranch’s Ann Armann of Lone Butte has been prefor trail riding and ranch work. sented the Ambassador Award for Outstanding Breeder by Two of Ann’s Highlands were the Highland Pony Enthusiasts Club of North America. recently named as HPECA Pony

Dog licenses for 2014 are now offered free at the District of 100 Mile House office at 385 Birch Ave., but only for applications received on or before Feb. 28. Pet owners in the District are required to maintain annual licences for every dog, but after Feb. 28, must pay an annual license fee that ranges from $20 to $50, with reduced rate categories for puppies, spayed and neutered dogs, and dogs new to the District.

WAR AMPS KEY TAGS The 2014 War Amps Key Tags are now being mailed to British Columbia residents. Support of the Key Tag Service funds artificial limbs and amputee programs in the province. Key tags ensure lost keys can be returned to you for free, once the finder drops them in any mailbox or calls The War Amps. Key tags are more vital than ever under the high replacement cost of electronic devices. If you do not receive Key Tags, order them at www.waramps. ca or call toll-free to 1-800-250-3030.

JUSTICE REPORT A report on B.C.’s second Justice Summit held recently is now online at www. justicebc.ca/shared/ pdfs/SecondSummit Report.pdf. The summit saw more than 70 criminal justice leaders hold a collaborative discussion on how to improve the province’s criminal justice system. The report will inform the province’s first justice and public safety strategic plan.


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Bill Bennett, the province’s Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review, met with various federal ministers in Ottawa on Jan. 13. He went to the nation’s capital to discuss the New Prosperity Gold-Copper Project, and encourage them to recognize the strong economic and social benefits the proposed mine would create for Cariboo-Chilcotin communities. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, who also supports the project, says she is “very pleased” Bennett approached his federal colleagues in Ottawa. “He’s been a very strong advocate to move the mine forward.” Barnett adds a rally held for Bennett in Vancouver before he left, which she attended, was a demonstration of the strong support for the project in British Columbia. “It was to show the importance of and the support for investment in resource industries in British Columbia – for good, safe, environmentally friendly resource development ... First Nations consultations [and] revenue sharing.” Bennett sat down with several federal ministers, including Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, Labour Minister Kellie Leitch and Industry Minister James Moore. He pointed out the $1-billion project would provide 500 full-time jobs in the Cariboo region, and cited B.C.’s “proven track record” of mitigating environmental impacts. He also met with the Colin Carrie, parliamentary secretary to Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq because she isn’t discussing the project prior to her decision, due in late February. Bennett told media this was also the case in all of his meetings, so he did not come away

with any indication of his level of success. Aglukkaq is considering the results of the recent federal environmental review, although the proposal requires the eventual approval of both the federal and provincial governments to proceed. Barnett notes it’s now a waiting game until that final word from

Aglukkaq, the federal cabinet ministers, and then the province, come down. However, she encourages all those who support the project to indicate it in a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper because, she says, those is opposition always ensure they get their message through.

That can be done online at www.pm.gc. ca/eng/contactpm or at the address indicated on that webpage. Barnett says she would like to see the review panel’s 29 recommendations handled in the provincial permitting stage because they all have to do with environmental standards.

“I would like to hear them say, yes, and move it forward to the provincial government to say, yes, again and to move forward to the permitting process.” Meanwhile, the project proponent is disputing the review panel findings. Barnett notes Taskeo Mines Ltd. indicated in November the wrong tailings pond

design was used in the panel’s analysis. “They looked at the wrong plan, apparently. “There are all these questions out there, so let’s move forward. Let’s put the concerns into the permitting process and let’s get on with it before it’s too late for development in British Columbia – investors will be leaving.”

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Please be advised that the Cariboo Regional District is intending to enter into a long term lease with the Northern Secwepemc Cultural Society to accommodate the development of an aboriginal cultural centre and museum at the 108 Mile Greenbelt adjacent to the highway rest stop across from the 108 historic site. The term of the proposed lease is 99 years with an annual fee of $1.00 per year. The concept for the cultural centre and museum includes buildings of approximately 3800 square feet that are specifically designed to integrate with the natural environment and landscape. The centre is intended to provide display space for local First Nation artifacts, photographs and historic information. The centre will be open to attract visitors and also provide rooms for educational programs and activities. For more information, please contact the Cariboo Regional District, Manager of Community Services at 250-392-3351 or dcampbell@cariboord.bc.ca. Carole Rooney photo

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Reform bill proposes major political shift

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K a m l o o p s T h omp s on - C ar i b o o MP Cathy McLeod says she is interested to hear what Canadians in her neck of the woods think about Conservative MP Michael Chong’s private member’s bill proposing

a reform act. “The Reform Bill received a lot of interest, and I think it’s an important conversation that we’ll be having.” While she supports some of the bill’s components, McLeod notes she questions others. “I sent a letter to all

Beet product taking root with winter roads Gaven Crites Free Press

Kevin Goldfuss likes what he sees so far. The director of municipal services for the City of Williams Lake has done a couple of interviews with different media outlets recently discussing a beet-juice anti-icing solution being tested on roads in the city, located about 90 kilometres north of 100 Mile House. Beet 55 is a mixture of 40 per cent beet concentrate and 60 per cent salt brine. When applied before a storm, it keeps ice and snow from bonding to the road and becoming compacted, and staff can plow the street basically down to the pavement, Goldfuss explains. He says the natural product is less corrosive and less expensive than the magnesium chloride solution the city was using before. Williams Lake looked to Beet 55 to cut down on the use of salt and sand and make snow removal easier. The sugar-beet juice and saline mix looks brown and is described as slightly sticky and sweet-smelling. “Everything we’re seeing to date looks really good. We’re still testing it. “I haven’t made a final decision if we’re going to continue to use it, but we’re really like what we’re seeing.” Goldfuss adds if it’s

working in Williams Lake, there’s a good chance it can work in 100 Mile House, where the elevation is higher, but the climate is similar. Phil Doddridge, quality manager with Interior Roads, the road and bridge contractor for the South and Central Cariboo, says he’s aware of the growing usage of Beet 55 and similar products. (It’s used on roads in the Merritt area, throughout the Midwestern United States, and in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.) Doddridge says the 100 Mile House and Williams Lake climates are different enough that the effect of Beet 55 is still unpredictable here. “We have a bunch of microclimates all packed in together,” he says of the South Cariboo. “Without trial and more evidence, I don’t want to jeopardize conditions on the highway.” For now, salt and sand remain the best options for maintaining roads in the 100 Mile House area, he adds. However, Doddridge says he won’t say “never” when it comes to Beet 55. “People are always trying to come up with a better, faster and stronger way to maintain highways. I won’t say we won’t try it in a limited area, but we have to stick with what we know works.”

the members of the parties because it’s a big change for them.” Locally, McLeod has sent out a survey encouraging party members in the riding to share their thoughts on the issue. However, the local MP welcomes all of her constituents to voice their opinions to her on the matter at cathy. mcleod@parl.gc.ca. “Any person who contacts me, we are sending them out a survey to do and we have comprehensive questions we are asking about it.”

Currently, local candidates are approved by the party leader. The bill suggests candidates should be selected and approved by the party’s local riding association, she notes. “Should there maybe even be a dual signoff, both national and local?” she asks. McLeod says another “significant shift” proposed in the bill is to allow a request signed by 15 per cent of the members of a caucus to prompt a non-confidence vote to oust a party leader – poten-

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tially, also the nation’s leader – by a majority vote. “There is the [potential] ability now for a national veto. So, is that a good change to have an absolute veto at a local level, or should we look at a blend?” Thousands upon thousands of party members elect a leader, McLeod explains, so she wonders if a handful of MPs should have the power to reverse that decision. “I think that’s an appropriate conversation to have; is that right, or is that not appropriate?” The Conservative MP notes Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was elected last year by hundreds of thousands of his party members. But, with a caucus of just 32 MPs, a majority vote of caucus members (who are present at the time) means 16 people could

overturn that election. She had recently participated in a “robust conversation” about the bill with her electoral district association board, but McLeod

notes no firm conclusions were found, pending more feedback. “I think the party members need to have a lot of input into this decision.”

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Carole Rooney photo Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School student Todd Saenger, left, Mt. Timothy Ski Area administration manager Alisha Piccolo, and students Tyler Bronk and Brandon Ottie display signs the woodworking class made for the ski hill. The hard work of these students with materials provided by Piccolo will see some old worn-out signs replaced along the ski trails. Missing from photo: students Corey Breau and Wyatt Coulson.

School board considers student trustees

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School District #27 (SD27) trustees are looking into appointing student trustees to liaise between their respective schools and the school board. The trustees reviewed a report outlining research they had requested from district staff, with information regarding student representation on school boards. The report revealed two school districts in British Columbia have elected a student trustee, and provided the board with fur-

ther details on those appointments. On the Sunshine Coast, School District #46 also set up a district student leadership team to liaise with the student trustees and the student body. As non-elected representatives, however, student trustees have no vote on school board motions or executive elections, nor do they sit in on in-camera board meetings. The student trustees can attend the board’s committee meetings to provide student perspectives and suggestions for items on the agendas. Like all trustees, the students must iso-

late themselves from any discussion where there is a potential conflict of interest, such as a parent or sibling having a direct or indirect financial interest in the issue being discussed. Currently, SD27 has student representatives on its education and business committees. The First Nation Education Committee is also considering inviting student First Nation Role Models to be members. The trustees voted to refer development of a policy on student trustees to their education committee, which will then come back to the board for consideration.

rezoning amendment – earle lake (off horse lake north road) 6:00 pm, February 4, 2014, at lone butte Fire hall

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has received an application to amend Cariboo Regional District South Cariboo Area Zoning Bylaw No. 3501, 1999 by rezoning the property described below: Bylaw No. 4867 Part of Lot 1, District Lot 2891, Lillooet District, Plan KAP58460, from Resource/Agricultural (RA 1) zone to Special Exception C 2-24 zone (minimum lot size – 32 ha in RA 1; 2.7 in C 2-24) (maximum density - 2 lots in RA 1 and 1 lot in C 2-24) Purpose for Rezoning: to permit a guest ranch with a maximum of 10 housekeeping cabins for agri-tourism use. The subject property is located at Earl Lake (off Horse Lake North Road), as shown on the sketch plan below, and is owned by Hungry Valley Ranch Inc.

Highway 97 North gets new classification from Prince Rupert to the B.C./Alberta border, will now be maintained New maintenance as Class A highways. classifications for “Highway 16 and Highway 97 North Highway 97 are both and Highway key corridors 16 will mean in the North, more mainsupporting the tenance and region’s growquicker snow ing LNG and removal for industrial develtwo of northopment,” says ern British Transportation Phil Columbia’s “key Minister Todd Doddridge Stone. corridors.” The Ministry “This change of Transportation and will ensure these highInfrastructure (MOTI) ways are maintained to states the routes, which the best possible stanbisect in Prince George, dards.” are being reclassified in The new designations mid- to late-February represent a significant from Class B to A – spe- increase in the maintecifically, the northern nance commitment for section of Highway 97 both highways, which from Cache Creek to will result in more frenorth of Fort St. John, quent patrols, quicker and on Highway 16 response times, more Gaven Crites Free Press

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Public hearings are for all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws. The public hearings are to be held by a delegate of the Cariboo Regional District Board. A copy of the CRD resolution is available for public inspection. Written submissions regarding the proposed bylaw will also be received. These submissions may be submitted at the public hearing or should be received in the Cariboo Regional District office at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4, (fax number 392-2812) fortyeight hours prior to the hearing. No further information or representations can be considered by the CRD Board after the public hearing. The bylaw and an information package may be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District office, 175 Airport Road, 100 Mile House, BC, V2J 2B8 between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, from January 24, 2014 to February 4, 2014 inclusive (excepting public holidays). This information may also be inspected at the Cariboo Regional District office at 180 D North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from January 24, 2014 to February 4, 2014 inclusive (excepting public holidays). Telephone inquiries should be directed to the Planning Department of the CRD at 1-800-665- 1636. Karen Moores, B.Sc., P.Ag. Manager of Development Services

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While reviewing the year-end financial statements, the District of 100 Mile House administration noticed an issue with the water utility revenue. There was a variance between annual projected revenue and actual amounts invoiced – they were off by about 12 per cent. After a detailed analysis, it was confirmed that 28 of 800 quarterly billings had been under billed for the 2013 fiscal year. Forty per cent of the unbilled volume is attributed to two high-end consumers. The analysis determined an error was made when administration created a new master file to set up the 2013 utility billing system. When typing in the “over 30,000 gallons” rate, a parameter of

30,000 to 99,999.99 was input instead of 30,000 to 9,999,999. This resulted in a system failure to invoice customers for volumes consumed in excess of 100,000 gallons; thus creating a revenue shortfall at year end. As a corrective measure, the District is notifying all of the affected customers about the error and informing them of the process to recover the revenue for the unbilled volumes. In most instances, recovery will be billed equally over the four quarterly billing cycles in 2014. The District will do its best to alleviate the impact and work with clients to implement a recovery plan with those most adversely affected.

District council meetings scheduled District of 100 Mile House councillors approved the 2014 council meeting schedule at their Dec. 10 meeting. Monthly council meetings are usually held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the council chambers at 385 Birch Ave. (Fourth Street entrance). Notices are posted on the bulletin board in the District officer foyer (Birch Avenue entrance).

The council meeting schedule is subject to change and all regular public meetings start at 7 p.m. For details on the times and dates for committee of the whole meetings (delegations and public hearing sessions), go to the District website at 100MileHouse.com. The 2014 council meeting schedule is as follows: Jan. 14

and 28; Feb. 11 and 25; March 11 and 25; April 8 and 22; May 13 and 27; June 10 and 24; July 8 and 22; Aug. 12 and 26; Sept. 9 and 23; Oct. 14 and 28; Nov. 11 and 28; and Dec. 9. However, councillors will be away for the UBCM Convention on Sept. 23 and Remembrance Day falls on Nov. 11, so meetings will have to be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Bill C-18 needs to be rejected

On Dec. 9, 2013, Omnibus Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act went to Parliament for first reading. Passing Bill C-18 would make Canada compliant with the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV ’91), a much more restrictive form of Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) than we currently have. The second part of the act will prepare Canada’s regulatory regime for fast track approval of feed or food additives, drugs or other inventions that are already approved in jurisdictions we trade with. Bill C-18 also opens the door for farmers to tap into multi-year advance payments secured by crops in storage or grown in the future. After a groundswell of farmer-led opposition to adopting UPOV ’91 in 2005, the federal Liberal government let it quietly die, as it became clear farmers would be drastically restricted in their ability to

save, reuse, exchange and the permission of the holder sell seed. of the PBR, which may or The Canadian public may not be given. clearly demanded that Of course, the breeder genetic resources remain a also has the right to charge public good. royalties. Before reintroducing In fact, Bill C-18 also UPOV ’91 through Bill empowers government to C-18, Agriculture remove, restrict Minister Gerry or limit the Ritz has been farmer’s seedactively spreading saving privilege the myth and by passing managing regulations – a to convince process that can many farm happen quickly organizations and without and commodity public debate. groups that saving UPOV ’91 has Jan seed is enshrined many provisions Slomp in this bill. for royalty It’s obvious collection after UPOV ’91 gives a crop has been plant breeders significantly harvested, when seed is more “rights” and tools for cleaned in seed cleaning royalty collection, while plants or when a crop is farmers’ seed-saving right is moved off the farm for sale reduced to “privilege.” at elevators and other points A closer look at the text of transaction – in the year of Bill C-18 reveals that it the crop was harvested or does talk about a farmer’s any year after that. ability to save seed. When Canada should reject storing that saved seed, UPOV ’91 and defeat Bill however, the farmer needs C-18.

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he dream about turning The Lodge in the Martin Exeter Complex into a museum has turned into a bit of a nightmare, but has not vanished altogether. After years of trying to secure The Lodge for a museum, members of the 100 Mile & District Historical Society recently threw in the towel and have decided to concentrate their efforts on operating and maintaining the 108 Mile Historic Site. A couple years ago, The Lodge was closed to the public for safety reasons due to problems with the structure supporting the weight of the floor. At the time, it was estimated it would cost around $80,000 to repair the floor supports, so the public could once again be allowed in the building, which has a great history in 100 Mile House. Then in April 2013, Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett lobbied her government to provide a one-time provincial $50,000 grant to fix the floor, so The Lodge could be turned into a museum. The grant came with a proviso that the work had to be completed by March 31, 2015. After the grant came in, 100 Mile Mayor Mitch Campsall says the District found the extra $30,000 needed to bring the floor up to safety standards. Before that happened, however, an architectural review discovered there are significant issues with the building – electrical, plumbing and the fire code. The conversation between the District and the historical society ground to a half when society members were told they would have to come up with the $400,000 or so needed to bring The Lodge up to the necessary safety standards. The District is firm in its position that a new committee has to come forward to raise the funds for the museum project. Councillors are not going to jeopardize any potential infrastructure grants by applying for grants to fix The Lodge. Whether we like it or not, they are correct in striving to find money for infrastructure upgrades because if we don’t fix this problem now, it’s going to cost taxpayers dearly in the very near future. However, it would be great if a service and/or business group would head up a museum committee, and it would be better if the District lends some of its expertise by allowing a staff member or councillor sit on the committee. With the rich history we have in this area, having a museum in 100 Mile House would be a great attraction for tourists and passers-by. If we can do a good job of marketing and get people to stop to check out the museum, it’s very likely they will check out the downtown murals, Centennial Park and, eventually, the water park.

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Instead, we should reinforce our public plantbreeding programs. With the continued allocation of farmer check-off dollars, there will be ample funding for essential variety development. There is absolutely no need to grant trans-national plant breeders more tools to extract excessive funds from farmers. Adopting UPOV ’91 may result in some genetic improvements of crops, but at significantly higher costs than a public-breeding system – which benefits the whole Canadian economy. UPOV ’91 would result in significantly higher costs for farmers and growth in profits for Bayer, Monsanto, Dow and Syngenta and other seed and chemical companies headquartered outside of our country. Jan Slomp is president of the National Farmers Union. He holistically manages a 65-cow dairy farm near Rimbey, Alberta.

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Flavoured tobacco products should be banned To the editor: Chocolate, cherry, peach, mint and vanilla – though they may sound like treats, we want to see these flavours of tobacco removed from the shelves in 2014.

In honour of Canada’s National Non-Smoking Week, it’s time we say goodbye to the brightly packaged, highly addictive, candycoated carcinogens. We know youth are the biggest

Reader: avoid mutual funds To the editor: I am responding to your editorial, Happy New Year, eh?, on page 9 of the Jan. 8 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press. The big banks are now confirming that Canadians are having a hard time saving for retirement. (Fewer Canadians have money to contribute to their RRSP this year: bank polls – Jan. 10) All the more reason to avoid mutual funds, with their usurious rates and management fees that are among the highest in the world. Here’s a better idea. Expand Canada/Quebec Pension Plan benefits. For each contribution dollar, the CPP/QPP offers far more costeffective retirement saving and secure retirement benefits than RRSPs. And employers match workers’ savings in CPP/QPP, dollar for dollar – you’re on your own with RRSPs. Forget the high priced lattes. For the much lower cost of a double-double, Canadians can save a whole lot more for their retire-

ment with an expanded CPP/QPP and keep the banks and mutual fund industry from picking their pockets. Ken Georgetti, president Canadian Labour Congress

Hydro rates could be doubled To the editor: The letter I got from BC Hydro in January 2012 stated the new smart meters will help me enjoy “more affordable power for decades to come.” Yet our hydro rates are expected to rise by at least 45 per cent over the next decade. What gives? Hugh Thomas 100 Mile House

users of flavoured tobacco, but what may be surprising is that youth are also the biggest supporters of a provincial ban. Recent polling reveals 81 per cent of British Columbia teens, aged 15-18, agree the B.C. provincial government should adopt legislation to ban all tobacco products with fruit and candy flavours. An additional 74 per cent of B.C. adults (18 years and over) also support a ban on flavoured products.

Flavoured tobacco products carry the same health risks and are just as addictive as regular tobacco products, though their candy-like packaging suggests otherwise. What’s worse is that fruit, candy and menthol-flavoured products reduce the harsh experience of cigarette smoke, making it easier for youth who are experimenting with smoking to become addicted to tobacco. Tobacco-use claims the lives of more than 6,000 British

Columbians each year and it’s completely preventable. It’s time for a change. Help stop smoking before it starts by asking your local MLA and Health Minister Terry Lake to take action and create a provincial ban of all flavours of tobacco products. Randene Wejr, regional director Canadian Cancer Society Patti King, health promotion team leader Canadian Cancer Society

Time to move on To the editor: One has to wonder why some people in our community, including our MLA Donna Barnett and some members of the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce, continue to support and promote Taseko Mines Ltd.’s mining proposal at Fish Lake, despite the fact the project has received its second bad environmental review. One of Taseko Mines’ main selling points for its New Prosperity plan was that Fish Lake (Teztan Biny) would be saved, and yet the independent Federal Environmental Review Panel has found otherwise. For example, the panel determined there would be significant adverse effects on water and water quality and fish and fish habitat in Teztan Biny. If the 27 square kilometre mine were to proceed, Fish

Lake’s water quality would deteriorate to the point that its unique 85,000 trout would die – perhaps within a decade. The report also shows the proposed mine would have devastating impacts on First Nations. The mine would have a “significant adverse effect on Tsilhqot’in current use of lands and resources for traditional purposes,” and on their cultural heritage. It would interfere with Aboriginal people’s rights, protected under our Canadian Constitution.1 The panel accepted Dr. Nancy Turner’s assertion that Fish Lake (Teztan Biny) and the surrounding area is a Cultural Keystone Place for the Tsilhqot’in people, a place that has extremely high and irreplaceable cultural significance.2 In light of all this evidence, how can anyone, in good conscience,

continue to support this mining proposal? Those who still support the mine are supporting the destruction of Fish Lake and its fish. They are supporting the destruction of an irreplaceable Cultural Keystone Place for the Tsilhqot’in people, the loss of their culture, and infringement of their legal rights. Let’s move on. Let’s explore economic development opportunities that have less environmental impact and that have the support of First Nations. 1. Report of the Federal Review Panel New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project. October 31, 2013. Page 251-254 2. Ibid. Pages 190-92 Patricia Spencer 108 Mile Ranch

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speech to the Union of British Columbia on surface light rail, only to be overruled Municipalities. In the same speech, she by the province, which wanted the vastly also pledged to complete the four-laning more expensive SkyTrain. of the last 240 kilometres of the TransThe latest rebuke to the mayors’ council Canada Highway from Kamloops to the was when they decided not to proceed with Alberta border. a costly new electronic fare card That’s one of the most system. Falcon reversed that one mountainous stretches of after taking a junket to London highway in Canada, and the and falling in love with their province’s cost was estimated at “Oyster card” subway system. the time to be $650 million over All the glitches from 10 years. Time will tell if that TransLink’s new “Compass card” promise is kept. program will be encountered Transportation Minister Todd this summer, just before those Stone inherited the mess left mayors go to the polls to face behind by former minister voter wrath. Tom Kevin Falcon, who took transit Speaking of reversals, Stone Fletcher authority away from Metro is now demanding the mayors Vancouver politicians. He come up with their list of appointed a board of experts priorities for new projects. They and set up a toothless “mayors’ council” to are expected to believe their choices won’t rubber-stamp their decisions, after forcing be overruled again. through the Canada Line ahead of a longStone correctly notes that Vancouver promised transit extension to the east. wants SkyTrain on Broadway, Surrey wants Local politicians wrangled for years over new surface light rail, and other Lower that eastern extension. They finally settled Mainland communities want new road

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remier Christy Clark has set off a storm of protest by imposing a referendum on new Lower Mainland transportation improvements, timed with the province-wide municipal elections on Nov. 15. Even if you don’t live in Metro Vancouver, you’re not immune from this long-running saga. Provincial and federal governments use your tax dollars for the big stuff, including the SkyTrain Canada Line to Vancouver airport and the South Fraser Perimeter Road, a new truck route to port facilities at Tsawwassen. Clark has promised a bridge replacement for the George Massey Tunnel under the Fraser River, which may or may not be tolled like the Port Mann Bridge. The patchwork of Lower Mainland tolls is a growing political liability for the B.C. Liberal government, and if further tolls are avoided, major works elsewhere in the province may be delayed as the budget is eaten up by the big cities. Clark announced the Massey Tunnel replacement in a September 2012

and bridge works. Local governments have a long history of parochial squabbling, getting their pet projects done and then suddenly developing the urge to rein in spending once it’s time to dig deep for their neighbours. Lower Mainland taxpayers are weary and confused by all this reorganizing and in-fighting. Many likely believe it is their regional government that has imposed the Port Mann bridge tolls, when in fact that is a provincial highway project over which they had no say. Clark has made it clear there is no going back from a November referendum on new regional transportation financing tools, a promise explicit in the B.C. Liberal election platform. She hopes it will increase the dismal voter turnout for local votes. If it does that, it may be worth it. Right now, civic elections are dismal affairs, with voter turnout and awareness of local issues drifting from bad to worse. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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the province Driver ticketed in truck incident VERNON — Mechanical error has been ruled out and the driver of a runaway garbage truck that ended up between two Vernon houses Tuesday (Jan. 21) morning has been ticketed. A Progressive Waste Solutions truck went between two houses at the intersection of 15th Street and 40th Avenue shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Witnesses told investigating officers the truck had been parked on 40th Avenue when it started rolling while the driver was collecting garbage. The driver ran after the truck, said witnesses, but could not catch up to it. “The vehicle underwent a mechanical inspection in Armstrong at the request of Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement investigators,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “Everything was discovered to be in working order.” The truck, which was damaged in the accident, clipped the corner of one home, causing some interior and exterior damage.

Bears hitting the slopes without a lift pass NELSON — Whitewater Ski Resort reports that a bear wandering around their Glory Chair, likely awake due to the warm temperatures. A blog post describes the bear as wandering around during the day and going back to its den at night. “This is unusual winter behaviour for a bear and we are hoping that colder, winter temps will prevail and the bear will go back to its den and back into its more usual winter pastime… hibernation,” says the blog post. Whitewater is warning skiers to stay away from the bear and ask that everyone skiing in the Glory terrain be especially conscious of food and garbage, as this will further attract the bear. The bear has been reported to conservation officers who are monitoring the situation. The resort doesn’t want to see the bear become habituated to humans and then killed because of concerns for human safety.

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Uh-uh (no); Ethan. (Dad says I want to see my brother Ethan play in the Novice hockey tournament on Sunday).

Uh-huh (yes). (Mom says I like singing and dancing.)

C apsule C omments When you are trying to change your habits with a goal to be healthier in 2014, it’s best to choose one thing you want to change and work on that. That’s what “Weedless Wednesday” is all about. Quitting smoking is all about taking it “one day at a time”. If you can go one day without smoking, you are that much closer to quitting. Give it a try. Jan 20-26 is National Non-Smoking Week in Canada.

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Abbotsford’s Summit Brooke Construction workers Bill Delinski operated the backhoe, while Mike Kreschuk laid out cable during the early stages of construction at the new RCMP detachment site on Alder Avenue near Regency Chrysler on Jan. 22 .

Collision claims local life

The name of the victim of a fatal crash just east of Fraser Lake on Jan. 17 has been released by the British Columbia Coroner Service as Duane Francis Pearson, 46, of 100 Mile House. RCMP members from Fraser Lake, Vanderhoof and Prince George responded to the scene at Highway 16 West near the 100 Forest Service Road at 8:26 p.m. The two-vehicle crash occurred when the driver of an eastbound Ford pickup truck lost control and crossed into the path of a westbound Hyundai SUV. The head-on collision claimed the life of Pearson, the driver and lone

occupant of the Hyundai. The male driver of the Ford appeared to be uninjured, but a passenger in that vehicle was taken to St. John Hospital in Vanderhoof and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is still ongoing. A collision reconstructionist was called to the scene of the crash and the highway was reduced to singlelane alternating traffic while forensic experts identified and documented the physical evidence at the scene. Police are seeking assistance from anyone who may have witnessed the crash.

Rollover injuries On Jan. 25, the local RCMP and emergency services crews responded to a single-vehicle rollover collision on Highway 24 at Lac des Roches. The driver and sole occupant of the truck, lost control while travelling east on the highway, the vehicle slid sideways into the ditch, rolled and came to rest on its roof. The driver was provided assistance by people in the area. The driver suffered minor injuries was transported by ambulance to 100 Mile District General Hospital. Road conditions were a contributing factor to this collision.

Hit-and-run On Jan. 21, police responded to a collision on Highway 97 near the intersection of Exeter Road in 100 Mile House. The driver of a blue/ grey Chevrolet Cavalier was coming south into 100 Mile House. The vehicle was being driven on the edge of the road. It appeared to pull into a snowbank and then collided with a metal light standard, knocking it to the ground. The driver continued southbound without stopping. Anyone having information about this hit-and-run is asked to call the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456.

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1-800-222-TIPS At 10:20 p.m. on Jan. 24, a witness observed two males exit an older model brown pickup truck and smash three windows at the Wheel House Restaurant at the 108 Mile Resort. The males were described as wearing dark clothing and hoodies. Gasoline theft Sometime overnight of Jan. 21, unknown culprits stole a fuel “tidy tank” from the rear of pickup truck parked at a business in the 900 block of Alpine Avenue. The value of the theft is estimated to be $600. If you have any information on this or any other crimes in the 100 Mile House area call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Your identity will remain unknown. Should your information lead to the arrest of the responsible party Crime Stoppers will pay cash for the TIP.

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Clinton RCMP responded to a rolled semi-trailer that came to rest in a frozen pond north of 70 Mile House around 9 p.m. on Jan. 21. Police confirm road conditions with black ice and freezing rain, and the highway was closed briefly while crews cleared some of the plywood, which spilled on the road. The driver, suffering from non-life threatening injuries, was taken by BC Ambulance Services to 100 Mile District General Hospital. The tractor-trailer was winched out the next day.

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SD27 First Nation graduation rates improving By Gaiel Farrar While Aboriginal graduation rates are climbing in British Columbia, School District 27 continues to lag behind the provincial average when it comes to Aboriginal and overall graduation rates. The six-year completion rate for Aboriginal students in B.C. climbed to 59.4 per cent in 2012/13, according to a recent Ministry of Education report. The six-year completion rate for Aboriginal students in SD 27 improved marginally to 44.2 per cent in 2012/13, according to schools superintendent Mark Thiessen’s 2013/14 Report on Student Achievement released in December and due in Victoria this month. The six-year completion rate is the percentage of students who graduate with a Dogwood diploma within six years of starting Grade 8 for the first time. According to the provincial report, the Aboriginal student completion rate has steadily improved during the past 10 years, rising from 45.9 per cent in 2002/03 (up 13.5 percentage points or a 29.4 per cent increase). Thiessen’s report also indicates a steady rise in the six-year completion rate for First Nation students in SD 27 during the past few years: 44.2 per cent in 2012/13; 43.4 per cent in 2011/12; 38.3 per cent in 2010/11; 42 per cent in 2009/10; and 33 per cent in 2008/09. He said the six-year

completion rates for all students in SD 27, and especially for First Nations students, while continuing to show improvement, are still far too low. According to the provincial report, the six-year completion rate for all B.C. students was 83.6 per cent last year, up from 79.1 per cent in 2002/03. In SD 27, the six-year completion rate for all students was 69.7 per cent in 2012/13; 65 per cent in 2011/12; 67.7 per cent in 2010/11; 65 per cent in 2009/10 and 64 per cent in 2008/09. Thiessen noted the achievement gap between First Nations students and nonFirst Nations students is shrinking, but still remains a concern for the school district. The achievement report outlines numerous initiatives to improve the graduation rates of all SD 27 students, including in-school suspension programs to keep students at risk connected to their school; new initiatives in reporting and monitoring attendance; comprehensive school health plans that promote a student’s sense of belonging; and a number of literacy and numeracy initiatives designed to help students succeed and stay in school to graduate. The schools superintendent said the district continues to have evidence that all students (including First Nations students) who are successful in reaching Grade 12 have a very high graduation rate.

According to the provincial report, 53 school districts in B.C. have signed an Aboriginal Education E n h an c e m e nt Agreement, which supports a partnership between Aboriginal communities and school districts that involves shared decision-making and specific goal-setting to meet the educational needs of aboriginal students. SD 27 is one of them. Thiessen said there is a link to the school district’s Aboriginal enhancement agreement on the district’s website as well as a link to the latest annual report on the agreement on the same page. Gaiel Farrar is a reporter for the Williams Lake Tribune.

Loaves & Fishes Outreach was a huge success this past Christmas thanks to the overwhelming support of 100 Mile House. Many businesses donated food and money as well as toys and physical help. There are far too many to list but all was greatly appreciated.

Thanks again and God Bless! Trudy Endacott (President)

PSO GRAD CORNER HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH YOUR 2014 GRAD CLASS

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Grad/Parent MeetinGs will be held the second Tuesday of each month. next MeetinG tues., Feb. 11, 2014 at 6:30pm in PsO Lounge. Topics: prom fees, fashion show, new raffle and prom. come out and support the grads at the annual Grads vs teachers Hockey Game Wed., Feb. 5, at 6:30 pm (south cariboo Rec. centre). if you have any recycLinG, please consider donating to Grad 2014. An account is set up at Gold trail recycling and any contribution is appreciated.

100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre Society will celebrate

WoMen of tHe Cariboo with photos this

international Women’s Day 2014 We need your photos of the extraordinary women in your life! The WC is looking for photos of Cariboo women past and present. Singing, laughing, horseback riding, fishing, hugging their kids. You decide, take your best shot of your “mom, sister, friend, daughter, grandmother” and send in your photo to help the WC celebrate International Women’s Day. If your photo is chosen, the WC will showcase your photo in a special gallery event on March 6, 2014. We are looking for digital photos or film – Color or Black & White Deadline for Entry is February 17th, 2014. How to Enter: Email your photos to 100women2@bcinternet.net or mail to 100 Mile House Women’s Centre, #102 – 475 Birch Ave, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0. Please include your name, the photographer’s name, phone number and email or physical address, as well as photo information. You must have permission from the person or persons in the photo to use the Thanks to photo. Please identify the women from Al & April Roberts left to right. All photos become property at A&B Video of the 100 Mile House Women’s Centre for helping to sponsor this event! for promotional purposes.


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Pot factory a non-starter for 100 Mile

Ken Alexander Free Press

At the Jan. 14 District of 100 Mile House committee of the whole meeting, councillors made it abundantly clear they don’t want anything to do with a medical marijuana factory. They unanimously voted in favour of introducing a medi-

cal marijuana zoning amendment that would prohibit medical marijuana production within District boundaries. The amendment includes a definition for a medical marijuana production facility, verbiage to clarify the definition of “agriculture” and a general prohibition of this use in any zone within the municipal boundaries.

Mayor Mitch Campsall says the District has had five inquiries about a pot production facility, including a local one. Campsall notes council just doesn’t have an appetite for a facility because of the possible underlying issues of having medical marijuana production in the community’s back yard.

“We’re not saying the growers could be bad or good or otherwise. We’re just saying there could be problems.... “In a small town, I don’t think it’s a good place for it. I think it would be better in an open area where there is nobody around. Council is definitely uncomfortable with it.” As for public con-

cern, the mayor says he has heard some negative comments in the past, and he has not had anyone coming up to him saying it would be a positive thing. However, he adds folks will have an opportunity to express their feelings at a public hearing on Feb. 25 after council gives the zoning bylaw amendment first and second reading

Ministry of Education holds back funding As part of the Ministry of Education’s approach to managing education funding, districts will be receiving holdback funding based on actual September enrolment numbers. Before the start of every school year, the ministry holds back a portion of the overall funding in case student

enrolment is higher than forecast. These holdback funds are then released to school districts as enrolment is counted during the year. This year, of the holdback funding available: • About $17.8 million will be used to fund higher student enrolment in some districts. • Another $31.6 million will be distributed

to all districts in the form of a grant recalculation at $60 per school-age full-time equivalent. • A further $10.2 million remains in the holdback to address enrolment growth reflected in the February and May counts. By holding back this portion of the $4.725 billion total funding

Commission member sought The South Cariboo Regional Airport Commission (SCRAC) is seeking a volunteer from Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Area L to fill a vacant position. The SCRAC administers the South Cariboo Regional Airport at 108 Mile Ranch, which is owned by the CRD. The commission consists of the three CRD electoral area directors, one District of 100 Mile House councillor, and four volunteer community members – each of whom reside in one of these jurisdictions. Area L Director Bruce Rattray is the commission chair. The current vacancy on the com-

mission is open to someone from Electoral Area L, which covers the Interlakes, Horse Lake, Lone Butte, Watch Lake, North Green Lake and some surrounding areas. (A map of Area L is available online at www.cariboord.bc.ca under About Us, Electoral Areas.) Commission meetings are held as needed, but generally only meet two to four times per year. Folks who have an interest in this volunteer position can contact Darron Campbell, CRD community services manager, by e-mail to dcampbell@cariboord.bc.ca, or call toll-free at 1-800-665-1636.

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Remembering Tim Jones

Like search and rescue teams across British Columbia, South Cariboo Search and Rescue (SCSAR) members are mourning the loss of North Shore Search and Rescue (NSSAR) leader and spokesperson Tim Jones. Jones, 57, died on Jan. 19 when he collapsed on a trail near a rescue cabin on Mount Seymour. Since then, tributes hailing him as a hero and icon have poured in from all around the province. SCSAR member James Seeley says the local group is shocked and saddened. “We had the occasion of his expertise as a SAR manager a couple of times when

he responded as a mutual aid call for help. [Jones was a] passionate and committed SAR individual whose skills, knowledge and expertise developed the rescue capabilities of the NSSAR team. He will be sorely missed.” Jones, who also worked has a paramedic, suffered a heart attack. He helped save hundreds of people in his 25-year career with NSSAR. A memorial service was held for Jones on Jan. 25 in North Vancouver. He is survived by his wife and two children. Seeley says the SCSAR team held a special meeting at its regular Wednesday night training time to debrief and spend

some time in reflection on Jones’ dedication to the SAR effort in the province. “Individuals like Tim Jones are a blessing to the community they are involved with. Countless hours of training and hours of response to strangers’ needs in times of crisis made up his character. “[It’s] the same character that is reflected in all volunteer members of SAR throughout this province. He was a special person who gave way more than most could. “We will remember Tim Jones and honour the service he gave to the public through our own commitment to SAR needs.”

Swapping land for future sidewalk

Ken Alexander Free Press

The District of 100

Mile House is in the process of trading some land with Purser Creek Holdings Ltd. on the

corner of Birch Avenue and First Street in order to build a sidewalk. The District will

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acquire a 1.5- by 4.5metre strip of land from Purser Creek Holdings, and in exchange, permanently close and remove the highway dedication of the lane between Birch and Cedar avenues, and between the First Street and the lane adjacent to the 100 Mile House Elementary School. 100 Mile Mayor Mitch Campsall says it is close to being the same amount of land. “Eventually we want to build a sidewalk there ... not necessarily today or tomorrow but sometime. It’s a bad corner because it’s pretty tight there and it’s not safe as it is right now.” The “closed road” will be transferred to the owners of the adjacent lots (where the dilapidated houses were torn down last year), which will also be consolidated into one lot.

The landowners and the District will share equally the costs of “all matters related to the road closure, property transfer and consolidation. Campsall says the land they will be giving up will temporarily be closed until the end of the public hearing process. Councillors gave first, second and third reading of the Road Closure Bylaw at the Jan. 14 council meeting. Folks who have questions about the road closure can contact the District office at 250395-2434, or view the Road Closure Bylaw at the office during business hours until 4 p.m. on Feb. 11. Councillors will hear public representations at the Feb. 11 council meeting and then consider and adopt the bylaw.

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Hospice Society board chair thanks community for votes, donations Gaven Crites Free Press

A fundraising initiative sponsored by the 100 Mile House Free Press and its advertisers netted close to $1,000 for the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society. The “Spirit of Christmas” promotion took place over four weeks in November and December and saw the community vote on which local charitable organization to support. Lynda Lewis, chair of the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society board, says she wants to thank the businesses involved and the

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100 Mile House Free Press advertising consultant Heather Nelson, left, presented Sarah Smith, bereavement co-ordinator with the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society, with a cheque for $985 recently.

members of the community that voted. The hospice funds

– bereavement co-ordinator Sarah Smith was presented with a $985

cheque on Jan. 7 – will go to buying new palliative care equipment and ongoing training and education for the society’s two dozen volunteers. “We don’t use donated funds for salaries,” Lewis explains. “We do have a contract with Interior Health. The majority of funds we get from Interior Health are used for salaries.” Medical equipment in general – and items like sheepskins and special mattresses for palliative care clients – is very expensive, she adds. “Our fundraisers are very small. [$985 is] amazing for us.”

Student teachers recruited Carole Rooney Free Press

School District#27 (SD27) superintendent Mark Thiessen recently talked to students at the University of British Columbia (UBC) explaining the options and placements that are available in SD27. He also made a PowerPoint presentation, Community Based Field Experience, with the UBC teacher candidate students. Thiessen told the students that SD27 is one of four rural school districts that will be taking teacher candidates for community-based teacher placements. After his trip, he shared his PowerPoint with the school board, and reported on the results of his visit to UBC.

The success of whelming response of Thiessen’s UBC visit teacher candidates who was demonhave indicated strated when they would he told trustees like to come to that 70 students SD27. have applied, He noted and noted 30 UBC has comwill be selected. mitted to SD27 There is an for three years. opportunity for “It was sugMARK more commu- THIESSEN gested this is a nity members great opportuto get involved, he said, nity for our area; having because of the over- people come to our dis-

trict to see what it is like and to find an empathy for working with at-risk kids.” Thiessen noted teacher candidates have been offered accommodation at the district’s dorm in Williams Lake. “We would like to be able to offer the candidates Cariboo-Chilcotin experiences on the weekends to show-off what the area has to offer.”

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Exemplary citizens honoured with awards

It’s time to nominate the community’s outstanding residents for Citizen of the Year. Almost everyone knows of somebody who stands out as a shining example in giving of themselves in service to the community, or an individual in the community. So, this is the time recognize their hard work and exemplary efforts? Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, who has been named citizen of the year, chairs the Citizen of the Year Committee for the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce (SCCC), which hosts the esteemed award each year.

“I hope we get lots of nominees because there are so many wonderful people who live in the South Cariboo, and just being nominated is an honour,” says Barnett. “It’s always a hard decision for the committee to make, but every single person who is nominated certainly deserves the recognition they get.” Nominations go to the committee for review by comparing them to the documented criteria, and then the committee deliberates and chooses the winner. SCCC executive director Lianne Heales says the chamber is accepting nominations from now until Feb. 4. She is

pleased to see the “heart and soul” that goes into nominations. “People feel very passionately about the nominees they are putting forward ... and it seems like there are so many deserving people – it really does. What a remarkable community.” Heales is new to her role at SCCC, but she notes that reading through so many heartfelt past nominations makes her glad these people have all been recognized. “Obviously, many people in the community are touched by the deeds of others, and in so many different ways.” The 2013 Citizen of the Year will be awarded

JOINING FORCES FOR QUILTS

Karen Schuurman photo

The Other Unusual Talents gals from the Lone Butte area are thrilled to be invited to come alongside the Log Cabin Quilters to make some “chemo quilts.” These quilts, complete with a co-ordinated carrying bag equipped with a book pocket, will be donated to 100 Mile House area residents who are receiving cancer treatments.

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at the chamber’s Red Carpet Gala Awards of Excellence event on March 22 at the 100 Mile Community Hall. Heales adds it is not necessary to be a

chamber member to nominate someone or to be nominated. Nomination forms are available at the SCCC office at #2-385 Birch Ave. (off Fourth Street),

the 100 Mile House Free Press at 536 Horse Lake Rd., and A&B Photo at 338 Birch Ave. Then, drop off your completed paper nomination forms at the SCCC office,

where there is also an after-hours mail slot. Digital forms can be both obtained and returned by e-mail to manage r @ s out hc ar i boochamber.org.

Norman Foote highlights Family Fest

“We’ve got Norman Foote coming – which is huge.” Having the Juno award-winning musician play a free concert at Family Fest has made organizing the Feb. 2 event pretty easy, says Kimberly Va n c e - L u n d s b y e , Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy (CCPL) Welcoming Communities co-ordinator for 100 Mile House and the South Cariboo. “It’s more about promotion. It’s a really big thing for families in our community that they get to go to this quality show at no cost.” Originally from Vancouver, Foote is known internationally for his songs and music for all ages. He has been nominated for four Juno Awards for best children’s album – 1990, 1993 and 2001 – and won in 2010. He released his eighth children’s album, Always Be Yourself, in May 2013. Foote has a cabin near Canim Lake, so he has a connection to the area, Vance-Lundsbye says.

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“He was really excited and wanted to make it work. He told me this is one of his favourite places, so he was really motivated to play in 100 Mile for the kids here.” She adds Foote’s music fits with the Family Fest theme – “be culture smart.” “It’s about teaching kids to be sensitive to different cultures and learning about their own.... Norman’s music really speaks a lot to that – about kindness and how you treat other people, and also about how you treat yourself.” There will be designated seating for people who need chairs for the hour-long concert.

Doors open at the 100 Mile House Junior Secondary gym from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 10:30 a.m. There will also be a healthy lunch provided by the Hun City Hunnies by donation, a collaborative art project and a book walk.

The gym does have a maximum capacity, so Vance-Lundsbye says people should show up early to guarantee entry. Family Fest is organized by the CCPL with funding by WelcomeBC, a government initiative geared toward helping newcomers settle in the province.

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100 Mile Snowmobile Club And Mica Mountain Invite You To Come Play In The Cariboo Snow!

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Memberships available at: Performance All-Terrain, Cariboo Supply & Marine and South Cariboo Motorsports Cost: $120/year

“Bring a camera; first time riders will never forget the view and the snow and a warning: mountain riding is addictive. You will be back! “ Photos submitted by Tammy Ramsay-Henderson and Val Severin

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Daily trail passes are $15/day available at the snowmobile dealerships or you can drop your money at the trailhead booth in-box.

Please be considerate of Trail Passes, we cannot enjoy this beautiful area without the support of the riders!

For more information contact 250-395-3808 Mica Mountain Riders Association 6094 Horse Lake Road 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E3

Visit us on

Twitter/micamtnriders

Who could ask for anything more? A young rider takes in the gorgeous scenery.

e d i R e m o C With Us!

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES: • Use Of Facilities And Trails • Club Rides • Maps • Insurance Discounts (We recommend that every snowmobile owner carry proper and adequate insurance)

SOUTH CARIBOO MOTOR SPORTS LTD. 752 Alpine Way, 100 Mile House, B.C. www.scmotorsport.ca

Ph: 250 395-2366 Fx: 250 395-2398

Wells - Feb. 8, 9, 10: Meet at 108 Heritage Site, Saturday 8am depart for Likely at 9am. Drive to Keithley Creek to unload and ride to Wells. Stay at Wells for 1 or 2 nights. Fuel and food available in Wells. Book early!! Ten-ee-ah Lodge - Feb. 16: Ride to Ten-ee-ah Lodge. Call Steve Law at 250-706-9251 for more details. Dusty Rose - Feb. 23: Annual Snowarma Ride for Kids. Leave clubhouse at 10am, ride to Dusty Road Pub. No minors. Gold Bridge - TBA: Watch for details (April) For more information, call Al at 250-791-6322 or 250-706-9825 or check our website: www.100milesnowmobile.com • ASK ABOUT OUR CLUBHOUSE RENTAL •

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TERRAIN DOMINATION

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding FL), District of Columbia, and Canada (including Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older. Starts 12:01 am Central Time (CT) 12/27/13. Ends 11:59 pm (CT) 3/3/14. PRIZES: 60 Grand Prizes—2015 models of Polaris® sleds. HOW TO ENTER. To enter you must visit an authorized Polaris dealership to receive a code. Then go online to http://www.polaris.com/en-ca/snowmobiles/sixty-sled-giveaway to enter using the code. See complete official rules at this site. Each code can only be used one time. Limit one entry per person. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. SPONSOR. Polaris Industries Inc., 2100 Highway 55, Medina, MN 55340. ©2014 Polaris Industries Inc. Polaris, INDY®, RUSH®, Switchback®, Assault®, and RMK® are registered trademarks of Polaris Industries Inc. *This is a limited-time offer that is valid for the purchase of selected qualifying models and is subject to credit approval from TD Auto Finance® (TDAF) on qualified purchases financed during this program. Offer may not be combined with certain other offers, is subject to change, and may be extended or terminated without further notice. See participating retailers for complete details and conditions. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Minimum amount to finance is $5,000. Example: $7,500 financed at 0.00% over 36 months = 36 monthly payments of $208.34 with a cost of borrowing of $0 and a total obligation of $7,500.24. Valid only on 2011–2014 full-size snowmobiles. Offer ends February 28, 2014. Professional rider on a closed course. Polaris recommends that all snowmobile riders take a training course. Do not attempt maneuvers beyond your capability. Always wear a helmet and other safety apparel. Never drink and ride.

The Horse Trail on Mica Mountain has fantastic deep powder riding.

Great snow conditions on Mica Mountain (Provided by Pierre Dion, Mica Mountain Riders Association)

Well, we are half way through another great snowmobile season in the Mica Mountain area. Lots of snow and great mountain riding conditions at this time. This year the Mica Mountain Snowmobile club is grooming from the 6000 Road (Canim-Hendrix Road) all the way to the recreation site at Spanish Lake. This makes for a great trail ride, 37 km and then off to the mountains. From the recreation site we climb approximately 2000 feet in 5 km to Mica Mountain itself. Bring a camera; first time riders will never forget the view and the snow and a warning: mountain riding is addictive. You will be back! The Mica Mountain Club has a trail management agreement in place and the trail has a $15.00 a day trail fee. Nowhere else are you going to get all this for $15.00, well worth the smile per mile! As we are in a mountain riding area, the Mica Mountain Club wants you to be avalanche aware and properly equipped. Safety and awareness are paramount and we all want everyone home safely. Get the latest information from your snowmobile dealers, ride smart and be informed. The Mica Mountain area falls under the Mountain Caribou Recovery process and as such has borders separating a vast ‘no snowmobile zone’. Please be aware of all the closures and stay within the approved riding areas. We are seeing a significant amount of Mountain Caribou visiting our area and it is very important that they are not disturbed. There is a proper procedure for what to do in the event caribou are encountered and this is available on the British Columbia Snowmobile web site. All relevant information is available at the three snowmobile shops. Let’s ride responsibly and safely and with that said have a great time enjoying scenery that very few will ever have the opportunity to see.

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Master any mountain with the most specialized mountain sled ever. The Summit SP’s REV-XM™ platform, Rotax® E-TEC engine and tMotion™ rear suspension give you the performance and Master any mountain withyou the demand most specialized mountain sled ever. The Summit SP’s agility for carving and climbing. ™ ™ REV-XM platform, Rotax® E-TEC engine and tMotion rear suspension give you the performance and agility you demand for carving and climbing.

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SOUTH CARIBOO MOTOR SPORTS LTD SOUTH CARIBOO MOTOR SPORTS LTD 752 ALPINE WAY, PO BOX 218

752 752 ALPINE PO BOXAlpine 218 Way, 100 MILE HOUSE WAY, - BC100 - 250-395-2366 Mile House, B.C. 100 MILE HOUSE - BC - 250-395-2366 www.scmotorsport.ca Ph: 250 395-2366 Fx: 250 395-2398

Dealer Info Dealer InfoJANuARy Ph: 250-395-2550 • Fax: 250-395-2513 oFFERs END 31, 2014 www.performanceallterrain.com 867 Alder Ave. 100 Mile House Dealer Info

Always wear a helmet and don’t drink and ride. ©2013 Arctic Cat Sales Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. Always wear a helmet and don’t drink and ride. ©2013 Arctic Cat Sales Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701.

© 2014 Bombardier Recreational Inc. Allreserved. rights reserved. ™ Trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products or affiliates. its affiliates. Products distributedininthe theUnited United States States (US) in in Canada at participating Ski-Doo® dealers on new 2012, 2013 2014 Summit Summit snowmobile © 2014 Bombardier Recreational ProductsProducts Inc. All rights ®, ™ ®, Trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products or its Products arearedistributed (US) by by BRP BRPU.S. U.S.Inc. Inc.Offers Offersvalid valid Canada at participating Ski-Doo® dealers on and newunused and unused 2012,and 2013 andSki-Doo 2014 Ski-Doo snowmobile (excluding racing models and spring-only units) purchased, delivered and registered between nowJanuary and January 31, 2014. §3-year Bumper-to-Bumper warranty:Consumers Consumerspurchasing purchasing aa Summit 3-year BRPBRP limited warranty (Summit SportSport 800 P-TEK modelmodel is excluded from this offer). to the exclusions, (excluding racing models and spring-only units) purchased, delivered and registered between now and 31, 2014. §3-year Bumper-to-Bumper warranty: Summitmodel modelare areentitled entitledtotoreceive receive 3-year limited warranty (Summit 800 P-TEK is excluded from thisSubject offer). Subject to the exclusions, limitations liabilities andterms all other and conditions BRP’s standard warranty contract, including without limitation the exclusions of damages caused abuse,abnormal abnormaluse useor or neglect. neglect. ‡GREAT Financing shall be granted subject to credit approval by thebyparticipating financial institution. Promotions are limitations of liabilitiesofand all other andterms conditions of BRP’sofstandard limited limited warranty contract, including without limitation the exclusions of damages caused bybyabuse, ‡GREATFINANCING FINANCINGAVAILABLE: AVAILABLE: Financing shall be granted subject to credit approval the participating financial institution. Promotions are subject to termination or change at any time without notice. See your participating Ski-Doo dealer for all details. Offer may not be assigned, traded, sold or combined with any other offer unless expressly stated herein. Offer void where restricted or otherwise prohibited by law. BRP reserves the right, at any time, to discontinue or change specifications, subject to termination or change at any time without notice. See your participating Ski-Doo dealer for all details. Offer may not be assigned, traded, sold or combined with any other offer unless expressly stated herein. Offer void where restricted or otherwise prohibited by law. BRP reserves the right, at any time, to discontinue or change specifications, prices, designs, features, models or equipment without incurring any obligation.Always consult your snowmobile dealer when selecting a snowmobile for your particular needs and carefully read and pay special attention to your Operator’s Guide, Safety Video, Safety Handbook and to the safety labelling on your snowmobile. Always ride responsibly and safely. prices, designs, features, models or equipment without incurring any obligation.Always consult your snowmobile dealer when selecting a snowmobile for your particular needs and carefully read and pay special attention to your Operator’s Guide, Safety Video, Safety Handbook and to the safety labelling on your snowmobile. Always ride responsibly and safely. Always wear appropriate clothing, including a helmet. Always observe applicable local laws and regulations. Don’t drink and drive. 1107837 Always wear appropriate clothing, including a helmet. Always observe applicable local laws and regulations. Don’t drink and drive. 1107837

© 2014 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. All rights reserved. ®, ™ Trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products or its affiliates. Products are distributed in the United States (US) by BRP U.S. Inc. Offers valid in Canada at participating Ski-Doo® dealers on new and unused 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ski-Doo Summit snowmobile (excluding racing models and spring-only units) purchased, delivered and registered between now and January 31, 2014. §3-year Bumper-to-Bumper warranty: Consumers purchasing a Summit model are entitled to receive 3-year BRP limited warranty (Summit Sport 800 P-TEK model is excluded from this offer). Subject to the exclusions, limitations of liabilities and all other terms and conditions of BRP’s standard limited warranty contract, including without limitation the exclusions of damages caused by abuse, abnormal use or neglect. ‡GREAT FINANCING AVAILABLE: Financing shall be granted subject to credit approval by the participating financial institution. Promotions are subject to termination or change at any time without notice. See your participating Ski-Doo dealer for all details. Offer may not be assigned, traded, sold or combined with any other offer unless expressly stated herein. Offer void where restricted or otherwise prohibited by law. BRP reserves the right, at any time, to discontinue or change specifications, prices, designs, features, models or equipment without incurring any obligation.Always consult your snowmobile dealer when selecting a snowmobile for your particular needs and carefully read and pay special attention to your Operator’s Guide, Safety Video, Safety Handbook and to the safety labelling on your snowmobile. Always ride responsibly and safely. Always wear appropriate clothing, including a helmet. Always observe applicable local laws and regulations. Don’t drink and drive. 1107837

Have fun and see you on the mountain!

Don’t put your life on our line. This winter, prevent a senseless tragedy by steering clear of train tracks.

ALL IN-STOCK CLOTHING

Not only is riding a snowmobile on a railroad’s right of way illegal, but you may also be too focused on having a good time to hear a train coming.

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100 Mile Snowmobile Club And Mica Mountain Invite You To Come Play In The Cariboo Snow!

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Memberships available at: Performance All-Terrain, Cariboo Supply & Marine and South Cariboo Motorsports Cost: $120/year

“Bring a camera; first time riders will never forget the view and the snow and a warning: mountain riding is addictive. You will be back! “ Photos submitted by Tammy Ramsay-Henderson and Val Severin

A Few Membership Benefits Include: • Annual Trail Pass • Liability Insurance through OASIS Insurance/ABCSC • Discounts on personal property insurance with OASIS (www.oasisinsurance.ca) Visit us on

facebook.com/MICAMRA

Daily trail passes are $15/day available at the snowmobile dealerships or you can drop your money at the trailhead booth in-box.

Please be considerate of Trail Passes, we cannot enjoy this beautiful area without the support of the riders!

For more information contact 250-395-3808 Mica Mountain Riders Association 6094 Horse Lake Road 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E3

Visit us on

Twitter/micamtnriders

Who could ask for anything more? A young rider takes in the gorgeous scenery.

e d i R e m o C With Us!

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES: • Use Of Facilities And Trails • Club Rides • Maps • Insurance Discounts (We recommend that every snowmobile owner carry proper and adequate insurance)

SOUTH CARIBOO MOTOR SPORTS LTD. 752 Alpine Way, 100 Mile House, B.C. www.scmotorsport.ca

Ph: 250 395-2366 Fx: 250 395-2398

Wells - Feb. 8, 9, 10: Meet at 108 Heritage Site, Saturday 8am depart for Likely at 9am. Drive to Keithley Creek to unload and ride to Wells. Stay at Wells for 1 or 2 nights. Fuel and food available in Wells. Book early!! Ten-ee-ah Lodge - Feb. 16: Ride to Ten-ee-ah Lodge. Call Steve Law at 250-706-9251 for more details. Dusty Rose - Feb. 23: Annual Snowarma Ride for Kids. Leave clubhouse at 10am, ride to Dusty Road Pub. No minors. Gold Bridge - TBA: Watch for details (April) For more information, call Al at 250-791-6322 or 250-706-9825 or check our website: www.100milesnowmobile.com • ASK ABOUT OUR CLUBHOUSE RENTAL •

THE FUN AROUND EVERY CORNER

0 boo

HURRY IN TO YOUR POLARIS ® DEALER NOW

TO ENTER TO WIN ONE OF SIXTY 2015 SLEDS AND G E T G R E AT D E A L S L I K E

%

FINANCING for 36 mo.

ON POLARIS SLEDS.*

ari & MARINE LTD. CSUPPLY 250-395-3663

On the 99 Mile Hill, 100 Mile House, BC See the Ride Like Never Before. TerrainDomination.com

TERRAIN DOMINATION

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding FL), District of Columbia, and Canada (including Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older. Starts 12:01 am Central Time (CT) 12/27/13. Ends 11:59 pm (CT) 3/3/14. PRIZES: 60 Grand Prizes—2015 models of Polaris® sleds. HOW TO ENTER. To enter you must visit an authorized Polaris dealership to receive a code. Then go online to http://www.polaris.com/en-ca/snowmobiles/sixty-sled-giveaway to enter using the code. See complete official rules at this site. Each code can only be used one time. Limit one entry per person. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. SPONSOR. Polaris Industries Inc., 2100 Highway 55, Medina, MN 55340. ©2014 Polaris Industries Inc. Polaris, INDY®, RUSH®, Switchback®, Assault®, and RMK® are registered trademarks of Polaris Industries Inc. *This is a limited-time offer that is valid for the purchase of selected qualifying models and is subject to credit approval from TD Auto Finance® (TDAF) on qualified purchases financed during this program. Offer may not be combined with certain other offers, is subject to change, and may be extended or terminated without further notice. See participating retailers for complete details and conditions. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Minimum amount to finance is $5,000. Example: $7,500 financed at 0.00% over 36 months = 36 monthly payments of $208.34 with a cost of borrowing of $0 and a total obligation of $7,500.24. Valid only on 2011–2014 full-size snowmobiles. Offer ends February 28, 2014. Professional rider on a closed course. Polaris recommends that all snowmobile riders take a training course. Do not attempt maneuvers beyond your capability. Always wear a helmet and other safety apparel. Never drink and ride.

The Horse Trail on Mica Mountain has fantastic deep powder riding.

Great snow conditions on Mica Mountain (Provided by Pierre Dion, Mica Mountain Riders Association)

Well, we are half way through another great snowmobile season in the Mica Mountain area. Lots of snow and great mountain riding conditions at this time. This year the Mica Mountain Snowmobile club is grooming from the 6000 Road (Canim-Hendrix Road) all the way to the recreation site at Spanish Lake. This makes for a great trail ride, 37 km and then off to the mountains. From the recreation site we climb approximately 2000 feet in 5 km to Mica Mountain itself. Bring a camera; first time riders will never forget the view and the snow and a warning: mountain riding is addictive. You will be back! The Mica Mountain Club has a trail management agreement in place and the trail has a $15.00 a day trail fee. Nowhere else are you going to get all this for $15.00, well worth the smile per mile! As we are in a mountain riding area, the Mica Mountain Club wants you to be avalanche aware and properly equipped. Safety and awareness are paramount and we all want everyone home safely. Get the latest information from your snowmobile dealers, ride smart and be informed. The Mica Mountain area falls under the Mountain Caribou Recovery process and as such has borders separating a vast ‘no snowmobile zone’. Please be aware of all the closures and stay within the approved riding areas. We are seeing a significant amount of Mountain Caribou visiting our area and it is very important that they are not disturbed. There is a proper procedure for what to do in the event caribou are encountered and this is available on the British Columbia Snowmobile web site. All relevant information is available at the three snowmobile shops. Let’s ride responsibly and safely and with that said have a great time enjoying scenery that very few will ever have the opportunity to see.

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% OFF

CLOTHING

Master any mountain with the most specialized mountain sled ever. The Summit SP’s REV-XM™ platform, Rotax® E-TEC engine and tMotion™ rear suspension give you the performance and Master any mountain withyou the demand most specialized mountain sled ever. The Summit SP’s agility for carving and climbing. ™ ™ REV-XM platform, Rotax® E-TEC engine and tMotion rear suspension give you the performance and agility you demand for carving and climbing.

3-yEAR BumpER-To-BumpER wARRANTy 3-yEAR BumpER-To-BumpER wARRANTy

§ Master any mountain with the mostonspecialized mountain sled ever. The Summit SP’s Summit models REV-XM™ platform, Rotax® E-TEC engine and tMotion™ rear§ suspension give you the performance and on Summit models agility you demand for carving and climbing.

+ + GREAT FINANCING AVAILABLE 3-yEAR BumpER-To-BumpER wARRANTy GREAT FINANCING AVAILABLE ‡

on Summit models §

oFFERs END JANuARy 31, 2014 + oFFERs END JANuARy 31, 2014 GREAT FINANCING AVAILABLE ‡

SOUTH CARIBOO MOTOR SPORTS LTD SOUTH CARIBOO MOTOR SPORTS LTD 752 ALPINE WAY, PO BOX 218

752 752 ALPINE PO BOXAlpine 218 Way, 100 MILE HOUSE WAY, - BC100 - 250-395-2366 Mile House, B.C. 100 MILE HOUSE - BC - 250-395-2366 www.scmotorsport.ca Ph: 250 395-2366 Fx: 250 395-2398

Dealer Info Dealer InfoJANuARy Ph: 250-395-2550 • Fax: 250-395-2513 oFFERs END 31, 2014 www.performanceallterrain.com 867 Alder Ave. 100 Mile House Dealer Info

Always wear a helmet and don’t drink and ride. ©2013 Arctic Cat Sales Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. Always wear a helmet and don’t drink and ride. ©2013 Arctic Cat Sales Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701.

© 2014 Bombardier Recreational Inc. Allreserved. rights reserved. ™ Trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products or affiliates. its affiliates. Products distributedininthe theUnited United States States (US) in in Canada at participating Ski-Doo® dealers on new 2012, 2013 2014 Summit Summit snowmobile © 2014 Bombardier Recreational ProductsProducts Inc. All rights ®, ™ ®, Trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products or its Products arearedistributed (US) by by BRP BRPU.S. U.S.Inc. Inc.Offers Offersvalid valid Canada at participating Ski-Doo® dealers on and newunused and unused 2012,and 2013 andSki-Doo 2014 Ski-Doo snowmobile (excluding racing models and spring-only units) purchased, delivered and registered between nowJanuary and January 31, 2014. §3-year Bumper-to-Bumper warranty:Consumers Consumerspurchasing purchasing aa Summit 3-year BRPBRP limited warranty (Summit SportSport 800 P-TEK modelmodel is excluded from this offer). to the exclusions, (excluding racing models and spring-only units) purchased, delivered and registered between now and 31, 2014. §3-year Bumper-to-Bumper warranty: Summitmodel modelare areentitled entitledtotoreceive receive 3-year limited warranty (Summit 800 P-TEK is excluded from thisSubject offer). Subject to the exclusions, limitations liabilities andterms all other and conditions BRP’s standard warranty contract, including without limitation the exclusions of damages caused abuse,abnormal abnormaluse useor or neglect. neglect. ‡GREAT Financing shall be granted subject to credit approval by thebyparticipating financial institution. Promotions are limitations of liabilitiesofand all other andterms conditions of BRP’sofstandard limited limited warranty contract, including without limitation the exclusions of damages caused bybyabuse, ‡GREATFINANCING FINANCINGAVAILABLE: AVAILABLE: Financing shall be granted subject to credit approval the participating financial institution. Promotions are subject to termination or change at any time without notice. See your participating Ski-Doo dealer for all details. Offer may not be assigned, traded, sold or combined with any other offer unless expressly stated herein. Offer void where restricted or otherwise prohibited by law. BRP reserves the right, at any time, to discontinue or change specifications, subject to termination or change at any time without notice. See your participating Ski-Doo dealer for all details. Offer may not be assigned, traded, sold or combined with any other offer unless expressly stated herein. Offer void where restricted or otherwise prohibited by law. BRP reserves the right, at any time, to discontinue or change specifications, prices, designs, features, models or equipment without incurring any obligation.Always consult your snowmobile dealer when selecting a snowmobile for your particular needs and carefully read and pay special attention to your Operator’s Guide, Safety Video, Safety Handbook and to the safety labelling on your snowmobile. Always ride responsibly and safely. prices, designs, features, models or equipment without incurring any obligation.Always consult your snowmobile dealer when selecting a snowmobile for your particular needs and carefully read and pay special attention to your Operator’s Guide, Safety Video, Safety Handbook and to the safety labelling on your snowmobile. Always ride responsibly and safely. Always wear appropriate clothing, including a helmet. Always observe applicable local laws and regulations. Don’t drink and drive. 1107837 Always wear appropriate clothing, including a helmet. Always observe applicable local laws and regulations. Don’t drink and drive. 1107837

© 2014 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. All rights reserved. ®, ™ Trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products or its affiliates. Products are distributed in the United States (US) by BRP U.S. Inc. Offers valid in Canada at participating Ski-Doo® dealers on new and unused 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ski-Doo Summit snowmobile (excluding racing models and spring-only units) purchased, delivered and registered between now and January 31, 2014. §3-year Bumper-to-Bumper warranty: Consumers purchasing a Summit model are entitled to receive 3-year BRP limited warranty (Summit Sport 800 P-TEK model is excluded from this offer). Subject to the exclusions, limitations of liabilities and all other terms and conditions of BRP’s standard limited warranty contract, including without limitation the exclusions of damages caused by abuse, abnormal use or neglect. ‡GREAT FINANCING AVAILABLE: Financing shall be granted subject to credit approval by the participating financial institution. Promotions are subject to termination or change at any time without notice. See your participating Ski-Doo dealer for all details. Offer may not be assigned, traded, sold or combined with any other offer unless expressly stated herein. Offer void where restricted or otherwise prohibited by law. BRP reserves the right, at any time, to discontinue or change specifications, prices, designs, features, models or equipment without incurring any obligation.Always consult your snowmobile dealer when selecting a snowmobile for your particular needs and carefully read and pay special attention to your Operator’s Guide, Safety Video, Safety Handbook and to the safety labelling on your snowmobile. Always ride responsibly and safely. Always wear appropriate clothing, including a helmet. Always observe applicable local laws and regulations. Don’t drink and drive. 1107837

Have fun and see you on the mountain!

Don’t put your life on our line. This winter, prevent a senseless tragedy by steering clear of train tracks.

ALL IN-STOCK CLOTHING

Not only is riding a snowmobile on a railroad’s right of way illegal, but you may also be too focused on having a good time to hear a train coming.

cn.ca/ridesafely

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CCLF looking for travellers interested in making a trip to Israel in November 108 Mile Ranch

Reg Berrington 250-791-9235

berringtonservices@shaw.ca

Anyone interested in taking a trip to Israel this Nov. 10-21 can contact the Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship (CCLF) for details. According to those who have been on previous trips, November is one of the best times to travel to Israel to enjoy the warmth of the Middle East sun and the cool nights for sleeping. Professional guides take folks to northern Galilee, Jerusalem, the Negev Desert and back

again to Masada. If you are interested, contact Marie at the CCLF office at 250-7915532 or go to the church website at www.cclf.ca. 108 Mall changes Dowes Diner has been sold and the new owners will be taking over on Feb. 1. The community wishes Lisa Dowe much success in her new endeavours. RCA coffee club The 108 Mile Ranch Community Association (RCA) residents’ coffee club is held on the first and third Thursdays of each month. The next meeting is on Feb. 6 at the 108 Community Centre from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The fee is $2 per drop-in and coffee, tea and snacks are available.

For more information, contact Meg at 250-791-7263 or Debbie at 250-791-6472. Road safety Although the days are slowly getting longer, there are still a number of people who jog in the dark, so watch out for them. However, it would be of great help if the joggers would wear some light-coloured clothing or wear a safety vest. In the 108 Mile Ranch, we are blessed with just about every road being covered with ice even though Interior Roads Ltd. occasionally spreads a little sand and gravel around. So please drivers, slow down and watch out for students and pedestrians. Lions’ fundraiser Word has it the MV

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Lion is going to be put out onto the 108 Lake. So, when the Lions start advertising the annual ice-off fundraiser, please buy a ticket as the money goes to a worthy cause. Clean up after pets We are very fortunate to have some of the best trails in the Cariboo, especially around Sepa and the 108 lakes. Unfortunately, people are still not cleaning up after their pets and the trails are covered with dog feces. Remember that during the spring thaw, this excrement makes its way down to the lakes and after that we are not sure were it goes into the water system. Many thanks to the folks who do it right and use the doggie bags and garbage cans.

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On Jan. 22, members of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 194-Clinton visited David Stoddart School in Clinton to hand out the awards ($590) from their annual poster and essay contests. Students receiving awards were as follows: Black and white Poster Intermediate: first, Glory Holt; second, Chailynn Fletcher; and third, Becky Rosette. Black and white Poster Junior: first, Abby McIlravey; and second, Wyatt McCullough. Colour Poster Intermediate: first, Selina Ambler; second, Tyler Antoine; and third, Jeremy Michell. Colour Poster Junior: first, Eden Canuel; second, Kayla Fletcher; and third, Brooklyn McMichael. Colour Poster Primary: first, Mattie Miller; second, Justin Carrier; and third, Libby McIlravey. Essay Junior: first, A. McIlravey. Poem Senior: first, Jessica Leboe. Poem Intermediate: f irst, B acardi Zimmerlee; second, Grace McIlravey; and third, Ashley Belin.

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The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 194-Clinton members recently recognized several David Stoddart School students for the Legion’s annual poster, essay and poem contest. Lois Thompson, left, Christine Stella, Bacardi Zimmerlee, Mattie Miller, Selina Ambler, Glory Holt, Abby McIlravey, Alexandria Wallner and Jim Thompson posed for group shot after the recent awards presentation.

Poem Junior: first, A. McIlravey. Cariboo Zone Awards Black and white Poster Intermediate: second, G. Holt. Black and white Poster Junior: third, A. McIlravey. Colour Poster Primary: second, M. Miller. Essay Junior: first, A. McIlravey. Poem Senior: first, J. Leboe. Poem Junior: first, A. McIlravey. Fun ski day The Clinton Snow Jockey Club is having a fun ski day on Feb. 9 at the Big Bar Ski Trails. The event is a crosscountry skiing fun poker run and will go

from 10 a.m. to 1 pm. There will be hotdogs, smokies, coffee and hot chocolate for sale. The cost to participate is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Rolly Higginbottom of the Clinton Snow Jockey Club skis the trails on a regular basis. His recent ski report stated that although the main trails are icy due to the recent rain, the trails

at the Big Bar Airport are in good condition and are nice and flat and a good alternative until the trails that leave from the parking lot get some more snow. They are hoping for snow before the fun day. Clay sculpture workshop The Clinton Art and Cultural Society is offering a clay sculpture

workshop, Playing in the Mud, at the Clinton Seniors Centre on Feb. 8, starting at 10 a.m. The $50 fee covers the cost of clay, firings

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Mieke Reelick featured at Community Showcase INTERLAKES Diana Forster 250 593-2155

Bridge Lake Librarian Brenda Tiller welcomes well-known quilter, Mieke Reelick to the library’s Community Showcase for the month of February. Mieke used to own Lillian’s Fabrics, and was always good enough to sell quilt raffle tickets for local nonprofit organizations. For several years, she has also been the quilt judge at Bridge Lake Fair. Mieke says she has been quilting for some 20 years. “I don’t do everything in the world of quilting, but it’s mostly machine piecing and machine quilting. I like the traditional patterns, and some newer ones, but it’s the colours that particularly appeal to me.”

Active logging There is very active logging up Wavey Lake Road and Interlakes Snowmobile Club (ISC) advises all sledders to stay well away. Riders are reminded that, in any case, “plowed forestry roads are not open to snowmobilers,” and in this area, it is particularly dangerous. As ISC spokesperson Marcel Derepentigny said, “We really don’t need a squashed snowmobiler, so please stay away.” Book club Bridge L ake Community School Book Club meets at 1 p.m. on Feb. 1 to discuss Still Alice by Lisa Genova. Call 250-5932264 for venue. Outhouse races The recently-formed Interlakes Economic Association (IEA) is hosting the first Interlakes Outhouse Races at Interlakes Corner on Sunday (Feb. 9) of the BC Family Day long weekend.

The event starts at 10 a.m., but IEA’s Arts, Culture & Events Committee chair Shelly Durand asks participants register in advance, which they can do at The Country Pedlar. There is no fee to enter and refreshments will be available for purchase. Full details can be found at interlakesevents.net. Snow Ball Tourney The annual Ryan Larson Memorial Snow Ball Tournament is set for March 15-16 at Interlakes Hall ball grounds. The name of the decades-old tournament was changed in 1996 to honour then 13-year-old Ryan who passed away from meningitis that January. Team entry fee is $200, payable in advance. Teams must comprise a minimum of 11 and maximum of 18 players, at least four of whom must be the opposite sex. Registration deadline

Inaugural gleaning successful The first gleaning project by the South Cariboo Food Security Committee (SCFSC) was a great success with more than 500 pounds of potatoes, beets, carrots and cabbage being distributed to families in need during the past three months. “Our clients were grateful to receive fresh vegetables since the food hampers they regularly receive contain non-perishable canned food. It was much enjoyed by all,” says Sylvia Peniuk, 100 Mile House & District Women’s Centre office co-ordinator and SCFSC member. It has been wonderful for the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre to both provide produce to families and also cook with this produce for lunch for the prenatal infant toddler group on Thursdays, says Nicole Arnold, CFEC home visitor/ facilitator.

“Dishes have included borscht, shepherd’s pie, roasted vegetable salad and scalloped potatoes. Families have learned how to make nutritious, low-cost meals from these root vegetables, which grow well in the South Cariboo.” The SCFSC thanks Paul and Cindy Whitehead for offering their surplus produce from their vegetable garden and Ann and Rod Granger for providing us a root cellar to store the vegetables and all the volunteers who helped with the harvest. The SCFSC members hope to undertake more gleaning events in 2014 to gather surplus produce and distribute it to families and individuals in need. Folks who expect to have surplus garden produce this year are asked to contact Debbra Williams at the CFEC at 250-395-5155.

is March 8; call Derek Larson in Kamloops at 250-574-4837.

Celebrations Champagne and caviar go to Walter Levick on his 75th birthday today (Jan. 29); and birthday bubbly for Amber Parker’s 19th on Feb. Many happy returns on Feb. 5 to Johann Miller and Alice Rickenbacher, and on Feb. 6, to Greta Rickenbacher. Very special congrat-

ulations go to Eileen and Gordon Hutchinson who celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary Feb. 4.

Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers. • Bridge Lake School’s International Gourmet Dinner and Silent Auction starts 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 30. Call 250-593-4351 with your choice of entree, and see if any tickets remain.

• Teen Space meets 5:30 to 8 p.m., Jan. 31 at Interlakes Hall. All youth aged 12 plus are welcome. • Highway 24/lnterlakes Lions meet 6:30 p.m., Feb. 3 at Interlakes Hall. • Bridge Lake Fair start-up meeting is at 1 p.m., Feb. 4 at the Mickelsen residence. • Deka fire practice: 6:30pm, Tuesday, Feb. 4. • Log Cabin Quilters meet 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Feb. 5 at Interlakes

Hall. • Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission and Interlakes Community Association annual general meetings start 7 p.m., Feb. 5 at Interlakes Hall. All residents are welcome to attend. • Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department Ice-Fishing Derby, Feb. 8 • Bridge Lake Community School meets 1:30 p.m., Feb. 11 at the school.

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BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS Award Categories & Criteria

The Red Carpet Gala Awards dinner will be held on Saturday March 22 at the 100 Mile Community Hall. This event is OPEN to the public and all are welcome to attend. Tickets are $40, and will be available at A&B Photo, Timber Mart, Andre’s Electronic Experts and the Chamber office or call to reserve 250-395-6124. Seating is limited so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC are asked to submit their nominations by Wednesday, February 26th. * Only one nomination per category please * Nominations for your own business are acceptable provided it is in one category only *

OFFICIAL NOMINATION FORM

All awards, as well as the Citizen of the Year for calendar year 2013, will be announced at the dinner. Thank you for your nominations and supporting the businesses of your choice. You can return your ballot by e-mail, fax, mail, or drop the ballot off in person at the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce office during open hours. Box 2312, 100 Mile House, V0K 2E0 manager@southcariboochamber.org Fax: 250-395-8974

CATEGORY DEFINITIONS:

Note: some nominations will be removed either because the nominee has won in the same category within the past three years or because the nominee was not eligible (for example: not a business in a business category or not a non-profit organization in the non-profit category, didn’t qualify for one or more requirement specified).

PLEASE MARK THE CATEGORIES YOU ARE NOMINATING:

1. Family-Friendly Business – sponsored by Cariboo Family Enrichment Center - A Business that: demonstrates a progressive human resources policy with flexible work schedule, practical 1. Family-Friendly Business benefit packages and allows families a positive work/life balance understanding increase in Business Nominee: ______________________________________ productivity and greater job satisfaction; and makes the work environment safe, useable, Details: ____________________________________________________ comfortable and accessible for families and welcomes young children. 2. Greatest Improvement 2013 Business Nominee: ______________________________________ 2. Greatest Improvement in 2013 - A business or organization that: has shown extraordinary improvement in growth, customer relations, business property improvements, product selection Details: ____________________________________________________ in 2013; identifiable aspects of operations have had a visible and significant improvement in 3. Rising Star 2013 Business Nominee: ______________________________________ Details: ____________________________________________________ 3. Rising Star – sponsored by 108 Mile Supermarket - Individual who demonstrates excellence in business judgment, leadership and community contribution; is a business leader with 4. Tourism/Recreation professional success and responsibility, has progressed respectfully and has earned a positive Business Nominee: ______________________________________ reputation in the business community. Details: ____________________________________________________ 4. Tourism/Recreation Award - sponsored by Regency Chrysler - A business, group or individual 5. Best Marketing and Promotion who: actively promotes and encourages the public to use the South Cariboo as a destination Business Nominee: ______________________________________ point for recreation and/or relocation; attracts positive media attention to our community, in any Details: ____________________________________________________ forum, whether political, sports, craft, work, innovation, art, etc. 6. Community Living Business Nominee: ______________________________________ 5. Best Marketing and Promotion- sponsored by the Free Press - A business that: markets and advertises effectively promoting the business, its clients, its purpose or wares; has unique and Details: ____________________________________________________ memorable advertising that has been consistent, relevant and attractive. 7. Best Home-Based Business Business Nominee: ______________________________________ 6. Community Living Award - A business or organization that: is physically accessible to all customers including those with physical disabilities; demonstrates their inclusive nature by Details: ____________________________________________________ employing persons with developmental or physical disabilities and understands and promotes 8. Best New Business the concept of ‘Community Living’ Business Nominee: ______________________________________ Details: ____________________________________________________ 7. Best Home-Based Business - A business operated from, attached to or on home property that: consistently shows excellence in quality of goods and/or services; has a strong customer base 9. Non-Profit Organization demonstrating success and long term viability while making a positive community presence. Business Nominee: ______________________________________ Details: ____________________________________________________ 8. Best New Business - sponsored by Williams Lake & District Credit Union - A business started in 2013 that: has demonstrated a good record of success and a strong commitment to the South 10. Community-Based Business Cariboo. Business Nominee: ______________________________________ Details: ____________________________________________________ 9. Non-Profit Organization - A business or organization that operates as non-profit that: provides a direct contribution to the quality of life in the South Cariboo. This award goes to the 11. Resource-Based Business organization that involves itself in the community and directly assists people or events through Business Nominee: ______________________________________ staff or volunteer time, or other direct participation. Details: ____________________________________________________ 10. Community-Based Business Excellence Award - A business that serves the community that 12. People’s Choice Award they are based in; and consistently shows excellence in quality of goods and/or services. Business Nominee: ______________________________________ Details: ____________________________________________________ 11. Resource-Based Excellence Award – Sponsored by ‘Say Yes to Prosperity’/Taseko - Any individual or business that has shown excellence, leadership and innovation within the Nominator: ___________________________________________ field of natural resources. Telephone: ____________________________________________ 12. People’s Choice Award - A business that is deserving of an award of distinction for being an Do you own or are you employed by any company nominated? exceptional business in the South Cariboo for 2013 If yes, please name: _____________________________________ REQUIREMENTS: Deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2013 All nominations must have details explaining reason(s) for nomination (one form for each RETURN YOUR NOMINATIONS TO: category) and must meet the criteria for each category. Every nominator must provide their South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce name and contact information. It is not mandatory to vote on every category. Please use the 2-385 Birch Ave, Next to Council Chambers, 100 Mile House attached form for nominations.

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‘Those kids from 100 Mile are tough’ Three local judo competitors to represent Cariboo at BC Winter Games Gaven Crites Free Press

Of the two dozen or so judokas circling the mat and rolling and grappling in blue-and-white uniforms at the Kokoro Judo Club in 100 Mile House at an evening class on Jan. 15, are three getting set for the BC Winter Games next month. Paige Hall, 15, Reid Collinson, 13, and Chris Cruickshank, 13, will represent Cariboo-North East (Zone 8) at the provincial amateur sporting event hosted by the District of Mission on Feb. 20-23. Hall won gold at the last BC Winter Games two years ago. She has trained in judo for close to five years and is probably the more seasoned competitor of the three, says club coach Ian Briggs who is also the Zone 8 coach this year. Hall has a blue belt around her waist. “I’m excited about it,” she says of her return to the games. “It was good competition. I’m not sure how it’s going to be this year. It will be interesting.” Collinson has been training in judo since he was five years old. He has a green belt, but says he’s advancing to blue in late January. It will be his first time at

the BC Winter Games. “I’m a little nervous, but I think it should be fun.” Cruickshank has been training in judo for about two years and has an orange belt. Like his teammate Collinson, Cruickshank says he’s a bit nervous, but thinks it will be a good experience. He explains his strategy. “You have to attack. You can’t just sit there and defend. “You’re going to lose that way. You have to take your chances.” Briggs talks about the good degree of success competitors from the club have had at the provincial and national level throughout the years and how competitive Zone 8 is when it comes to judo. He also talks about his responsibilities as Zone 8 coach. “The biggest thing I have to do is learn what their favourite technique is. It’s also about team morale. It’s an individual sport, but there’s always a team component.” Briggs adds the way to win at this level of judo is to have multiple attacks. “It’s very much like a chess game. You have to throw the other person while they’re trying to throw you. It’s strategizing; it’s movement.” While it’s difficult to

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FAST bytes GRADS VS TEACHERS It’s grads against teachers on Feb. 5. The community is invited to attend an annual hockey game that will see Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School grad students take on their teachers. Game time is 6:30 p.m. at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House.

NATIONAL TOURNEY Local competitors are set to represent British Columbia at a national blind curling tournament in the nation’s capital Feb. 2-8. Marilyn Vinson, Jim Vinson and Lori Fry of 100 Mile House will be joined by Bill Mah (lead) from Kelowna and Rob Camozzi (sweeper) from Vancouver. Former 100 Mile House residents Sharon and Nick Goshorn of Kamloops will be assisting the team as coach and sighted guide on the ice for the National Visually Impaired Curling Championship at the Ottawa Curling Club. Gaven Crites photos

Judo competitors Paige Hall and Reid Collinson practised different tosses and holds at the Kokoro Judo Club in 100 Mile House as they trained for the upcoming BC Winter Games.

Paige Hall, Reid Collinson, middle, and Chris Cruickshank of the Kokoro Judo Club in 100 Mile House are set to represent Zone 8 at the BC Winter Games hosted by the District of Mission on Feb. 20-23.

credit one particular thing for the amount of success Zone 8 competitors have seen – Briggs’ daughter, Ali, is ranked second in Canada in her weight class – Briggs says it’s likely a combination of experienced coaches, the high per-capita judo involvement in this part of British Columbia, and maybe just good, general toughness. He offers “an interesting quote” to help explain. “We were in Prince George a few years ago and watching a match. One of our kids beat another kid, and the kid comes off the mat. He says, ‘Ah, man. Those kids from 100 Mile are tough.’ And they are.” As martial arts and combat sports are known to do,

judo stresses discipline. The lessons learned on the mats at the club carry over into ordinary life, Briggs says. “It’s this combination of rewarding talent and ability and work. Kokoro in Japanese means ‘heart’, or ‘spirit’. That’s the philosophy of our club. It means developing our internal energies. “We turn out competitors, but it’s not all about competition. It’s about trying and giving your best.” It was a friend that introduced Cruickshank to judo a couple years ago. He says he likes the culture and everything about it. “I’ve been training for a while. The winter games are a big accomplishment for me.”

PSO HOOPS Following two recent exhibition games, a junior basketball team from Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School is heading to its first tournament of the season in Ashcroft on Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

FIGURE SKATING Six skaters from 100 Mile House will be in Penticton on Feb. 14-16 to compete in the 2014 Okanagan Region Championships. Local figure skaters Courtney Dolinski, Alyssa Lindberg, Keely Pacheco, Kathrin Ricketts, Jordyn Karl and Mikayla Julseth are expected to make the trip.


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Two new Wranglers got off to hot starts in recent back-to-back wins for the local Junior B hockey club. Forward Shane Doherty scored one and assisted on another while earning Player of the Game honours in 100 Mile House’s 3-0 shutout over the Osoyoos Coyotes at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Jan. 24. On Jan. 25, goalie Magnus Viberg stopped 38 of 41 shots on the road in a 5-3 win over the Sicamous Eagles. Un f o r t u n a t e l y, Doherty, who notched two more assists in Sicamous, suffered a season-ending concussion in only his second game as a Wrangler. The likelihood of his return to the lineup this season is “remote,” says coach/general manager Doug Rogers, adding Rick Mack, a midget player from Quesnel who dressed for 100 Mile House in Sicamous, played well in his first game in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and will likely see more action before the season is over. The 3-0 win against the Coyotes was “one of our best games of the year,” Rogers says. “[Osoyoos is] a very quick and very skilled team and I thought our players were outstanding with their effort. Our puck management was very good and we received

what he’s doing. “He’s definitely put a good team together. I think we can do some good things.” Viberg adds the coaches have also put together a good game plan, something the players need to execute consistently. “As long we stay tight in our defensive zone, the goals will come.” Mathieu Longhurst and Brady Ward are day-to-day with injuries and game time Gaven Crites photo decisions Jan. 31 when Donovan Law (19) celebrated as new acquisition Shane Doherty followed the Wranglers host the the puck into the net for his first goal as a 100 Mile House Wrangler against Princeton Posse, while Osoyoos in a 3-0 shutout at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Jan. 24. Kevin Raimundo is out Doherty, from Calgary, suffered a season-ending concussion against the with a broken fibula Sicamous Eagles on Jan. 25. for approximately six weeks. solid goaltending. also banged-up with Williams and Doherty; Jordan Low is not “It was a big game for injuries. Michael Lynch from expected to be in the Kenny Nordstrom and “Our first half of the Williams and Jayden lineup for the Wranglers Brad Williams, who game was very good.... Syrota; and Tyson this weekend. Low was were either released or We then started to take Levesque from Lane called up to the Prince traded by Osoyoos ear- shortcuts and go out- van de Wetering and George Spruce Kings, a lier in the year. I thought side of how we normally Lynch. Sicamous added Junior A club, last weekboth were exceptional play and it cost us with two more and 100 end and will remain on this night.” Sicamous getting two Mile House added one with them this week. Doherty plowed into quick goals. We battled more, R. Orrey from Law is also practising the net behind the puck hard in the third to get Zimmerman and Egan. with Prince George this to open up scoring in the momentum back Viberg, from Calgary, week. that game. Donovan and we got some very played for the Creston Luke Santerno, Law and Williams good goaltending from Valley Thundercats this Levesque and Stead assisted on the play. Magnus.” season. The 18-year-old were called up to the In the second frame, Law got on the board goaltender says it’s been Merritt Centennials of it was Law finding first in that one, with a good adjustment on the British Columbia the back of the net assists by Williams and the Wranglers’ roster.  Hockey League for and Doherty and Low Doherty. Sicamous “It’s a new opportu- a game against the assisting.  answered back, but 100 nity, which I needed. Trail Smoke Eaters on Cole Zimmerman Mile House scored the We all have a lot of Jan. 28. Levesque and notched goal No. 3 for next three – Law from respect for Doug and Santerno will be game 100 Mile House with assists by Stephen Egan and Robert Orrey.  Goalie Kristian Stead stopped 27 shots for his second shutout of the season.  Midway through the second in Sicamous, 50, 30, 20, 10 the Wranglers were up 4-1. According to and 5km Rogers, Sicamous is

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time decisions. All but Low are anticipated back for this weekend’s games and should be in the Wranglers’ lineup, Rogers says. 100 Mile House travels to Kelowna on Feb. 1 to meet the Chiefs. The Wranglers visit Sicamous, opponents in the Doug Birks Division, again on Feb. 2. Kamloops, with 71 points, leads that division. The Wranglers, in second, clinched a play-

off spot last week, and with 44 games played, have 47 points. The Chase Heat have also clinched a playoff spot. Chase has 43 games played and 42 points. Sicamous is in fourth with 42 games played and 38 points. Revelstoke is fifth with 20 points in 43 games. The KIJHL playoff picture will see the No. 1 division seed play the No. 4 and No. 2 play No. 3 in a seven-game series.

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Pucks dropped in rinks all over central British Columbia recently for senior men’s hockey playoffs. At the Rolf Zeis Memorial Arena in Lac la Hache on Jan. 25, the Tomahawks hosted the top-seeded Williams Lake Stampeders in game 1 of a best-ofthree series, dropping the contest 5-4. Lac la Hache and Williams Lake finished at opposite ends of the Central Interior Hockey League’s East Division in the regular season, and it was a close game considering that fact. “Like I’ve been saying all year, if we get all the right guys on the ice we’re going to be tough to deal with,” says Tomahawks coach Al Navrot. He adds they were “burned” by the official late in the game. The Tomahawks tied the game at four with under three minutes remaining. Forty seconds later, Lac la Hache’s Walter Schmidt

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Lac la Hache Tomahawks goalie William Sellars kept his eyes on the puck while Stuart Sasges of the Williams Lake Stampeders tried to get around the net during game 1 of a best-of-three CIHL playoff series at the Rolf Zeis Memorial Arena on Jan. 25.

was hit with a roughing penalty. On the power play, Williams Lake scored 10 seconds into the power play. Navrot says he didn’t agree with the call in a game where the referee was letting both teams play physically up until that point.

“The referee basically decided it – that’s what happened. Let the players decide it.” The Tomahawks are in Williams Lake for game 2 on Feb. 1. Navrot compliments the play of W. Schmidt and Kenneth Schmidt, who joined

the Tomahawks late in the season. The coach also points to the return of Wilfred Robbins, Lac la Hache’s leading scorer in the regular season. Navrot adds if it’s the players who decide the outcome of the game, it will be a good one, either way.

“I know that.” Other CIHL games on Jan. 25 saw the Houston Luckies top the Quesnel Kangaroos 4-3; the Smithers Steelheads beating the Kitimat Ice Demons 6-4; and the Prince Rupert Rampage going 3-2 over the Terrace River Kings.

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the puck – dangling for position and moving it to the net and ripping shots at fantastic angles, or banging a body to get it back on his stick. Not a big skater at 5-foot-8 and 170

pounds – he is a fearless one, and fun to watch. He scored seven goals and 11 assists in 41 games this season, while accumulating 64 penalty minutes. A broken fibula in his

right leg will likely keep the 20-year-old off the ice for the rest of the Wranglers’ inaugural season, and his last as a junior hockey player. He says it felt great playing for his hometown. “I really enjoyed it. The fans are great. We came a long way.” The doctor says the cast can come off in

six weeks, Raimundo explains. “I’m hoping to get out of the cast in four weeks and start recovering then.” That timeline has the Wranglers deep into a second- or third-round playoff matchup, should they advance. So, as for the possibility of a post-season return, “we’ll see,” Raimundo says.

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100 Mile Nordic skill development members skied in the Sun Peaks Kookaburra Loppet recently. The skiers included Lucas Barton, left, Ryan Bock, Emma Law, Camille Barton, Lauren Popadinac, Logan Law, Emma Donnelly and Allie Donnelly.

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100 Mile Nordic Ski Society families were in the Kamloops area recently for the Sun Peaks Kookaburra Cup Cross Country Loppet, Jan 12. Nordic’s media spokesperson Lauren Bock says conditions

were good for the family-orientated race and a lot of fun for the skiers. In the five-kilometre classic/ free race, Emma Donnelly won silver and Emma Law third third in the ages six to nine category, while Logan Law came in fourth and Lauren Popadinac finished fifth in the 10-13 years category.

In the two-km classic/free, Allie Donnelly won bronze. In the 15-km classic/free, Camille Barton competed up a category and came fourth in the 14-17 age group. The Cariboo Marathon, the South Cariboo’s premier crosscountry skiing race, goes at the 99 Mile Ski Trails on Feb. 8.

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Point guard Masen Fernandes, Grade 9, was in action for the Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School junior basketball team when the 100 Mile House squad hosted Ashcroft at the 100 Mile House Junior Secondary gym on Jan. 21. Ashcroft won 61-40. 100 Mile House is headed to Ashcroft Jan. 31-Feb.1 for its first tournament of the season.

100 Mile House’s Peewee Rep hockey team earned back-toback Ws against Prince George last weekend. Primal Electric Ltd. didn’t score first playing at home at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Jan. 25, but scored the next nine on its way to a 9-2 win. Goal scorers for the Tier 3 team included Ryan Allan with three, Dylan Carr with two, Ethan Sanders with two and Tristan Takats and Nate Wolstenholme with one each. Assists were made by Owen Pincott (2), Peter Peterson (2), Levi McQueen (2), Tanner Hooper and Sanders. On Jan. 26, 100 Mile House beat the Tier 4 team from Prince George 5-2. Sienna Monical, Sanders (2) and Takats scored for Primal Electric Ltd, while assists went to Pincott, Wolstenholme, Peterson, Brodi Lundquist and Cole Allan.

They’re not something one typically associates with speed, but a number of portable and, hopefully, fast structures are under construction in the Interlakes. Some of them – designed for an upcoming event that will pit friends against friends and businesses against businesses – are being kept secret. “We’ve got neighbours out here today building outhouses,” says Shelly Durand, the arts & cultural committee chair for the Interlakes Economic Association. “People are getting quite competitive.” Several different categories are open for the inaugural Interlakes Outhouse Races on Feb. 9. Durand says the event is family-friendly and should be a lot of fun. “I grew up in Lac la Hache and outhouse

races were huge there. We thought, ‘well, why not bring something like that here’? “It’s a good event for getting people out on a Sunday afternoon in February.” The contestants, in teams of three, will push or pull their (nonfunctioning) outhouses with one person sitting inside. Like any race, the quickest wins. Wheels or motors are not allowed. The outhouses have to be named and a minimum of five-feet tall, Durand explains. “Some will be on skis. It depends how inven-

tive you can get. They’re pretty creative.” There is no entry fee and cash prizes and trophies are up for grabs. There’s also a people’s choice award for best design. “It’s hard to say which they’ll vote for. It’s the most comic, usually.” The races go on the Family Day long-weekend at Commercial Boulevard on Highway 24 at the Interlakes on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to register, visit www. interlakesevents.net. The deadline to register is Feb. 1.

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While impairment behind the wheel is most often associated with alcohol, motorists are also gambling with their safety and the safety of others by driving under the influence of drugs. These drugs include illegal substances, prescription medications and over-the-counter remedies. “Unfortunately, people are more afraid of being caught than being killed,” says Canada Safety Council (CSC) president Jack Smith. “They don’t think it’s going to happen to them.” The CSC seeks to educate Canadians that driving while under the influence of drugs is dangerous, irresponsible, illegal and becoming increasingly prevalent. Drugged driving facts • The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) reports 35.3 per cent of fatally injured drivers in Canada tested positive for impairing drugs in 2009. This compares

impairment by drugs is suspected, sobriety tests are used to check for the impairment source. A DRE can be called in to assess the condition of a suspected impaired driver and may collect or arrange to collect a swab, urine or blood sample. If the results come back positive for the suspected drug or drugs, charges can be laid under with 40.9 per cent of driver fatalities in the same year where alcohol was the source of impairment. Drugged driving is just as deadly and prevalent as drunk driving. • Serious injury, driver or passenger death, hurting bystanders, destroying property, lost productivity, more strain on the healthcare system – these are just some of the unfortunate, painful and totally preventable consequences of impaired driving. • Drug-involved fatal crashes are more likely to occur during the daytime hours on weekdays than alcohol-involved crashes.

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the Criminal Code of Canada. • Female drivers are almost equally likely as males to test positive for drugs. • Driving after cannabis use is more commonplace among those ages 15 to 24 than drinking and driving, according to a 2013 CCSA report. In that age group, 12.6 per cent surveyed admitted to

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Memorial Donations The Canadian Cancer Society appreciates your generous support. Please send the name of the deceased, name/address of next of kin and name/ address of donor for tax receipt (VISA/MC accepted) to: Canadian Cancer Society, #300 - 500 Victoria St. Prince George, B.C. V2L 2J9 or Ph: 1-800-811-5666. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House General District Hospital Auxiliary can be sent to: Box 851, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association can be sent to: 5363 Dawson Rd. 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E1. Memorial donations to the 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society can be sent to: Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 Memorial donations to the 100 Mile House SPCA can be sent to: Box 1948, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0. Memorial donations to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children can be sent to: 3550 Waybourne Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3K9. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon can be sent to: #203 - 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B3. The South Cariboo Health Foundation welcomes memorial gifts in support of our local Acute and Residential Health Care facilities, as well as, Community Health projects and activities. Mail donations to: S.C. Health Foundation, Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 or drop them off at the hospital. Donations can be made to the Gideons by phoning 1-888-482-4253, using your credit card. The Gideons will send a card to the bereaved, so have their address handy. For funeral display or other information, contact Pete Penner at 791-6302 Donations may be sent to 100 Mile House Mural Society, 6221 Aalton Road, 100 Mile House B.C. V0K 2E3

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Trades, Technical GPRC, Fairview Campus, Alberta needs Power Engineering Instructors. No teaching experience, no problem. Please contact Brian Carreau at 780-835-6631 and/or visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Fort McMurray & Leduc Alberta Gladiator Equipment Ltd. has immediate positions for Journeyman Heavy Duty, off road Certified Mechanics for work in Fort McMurray and Leduc, Alberta. Excellent wages and benefits. www.gladiatorequipment.com fax 1-780-986-7051. hr@gladiatorequipment.com NOW HIRING Class 1 Drivers to transport dangerous goods for oilfield service company in northern Alberta. Competitive wages, benefits and lodging. Experience hauling fluids preferred. Send an email to: dispatch@brekkaas.com.

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MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR / PLANNER Dunkley Lumber Ltd. operates a modern and efficient SPF dimension Sawmill and Planermill facility at Strathnaver, 75 km south of Prince George, BC. Our quality lumber products are sold across North America and in overseas markets. To find out more about us, please visit our website at www.dunkleylumber.com. We currently have an opening for a Sawmill Maintenance Supervisor/Planner. Key responsibilities include contingency planning, working closely with the Purchaser to maintain operational and mechanical supplies and spare parts, establishing and maintaining corrective, reparative and preventative maintenance programs, as well as supervising maintenance employees. Weekend work will be required. The successful candidate will possess the following technical skills and experience: • Journeyman certification as a Millwright or relevant experience • substantial supervisory and/or maintenance planning experience • effective leadership skills with the ability to manage a team • exceptional inter-personal and communication skills • outstanding problem solving and root cause analysis skills • strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to work on projects concurrently and under time constraints • a strong commitment to safety. This position offers a highly competitive wage and benefits program. If you possess the noted qualifications and are interested in joining Dunkley Lumber, please submit your resume via fax or email to the attention of: Fax: (250) 998-4513 Email: hr@dunkleylumber.com We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Ainsworth Engineered 100 Mile House OSB has opportunities for you! We are a leading Canadian forest products company with half a century reputation of exceptional product quality, customer service and innovation. We are operated by people who take pride in their work and are rewarded for their ability and entrepreneurship. We are seeking exceptional individuals for the following positions: • Chief Power Engineer The Chief Power Engineer will be responsible for coordinating the operations and maintenance of the Energy, Drying, EFB Systems, Fire Protection Systems, Potable Water Systems and monitoring stack air quality to ensure it meets standards. As the ideal candidate, you will possess a 3rd Class Power Engineering Certificate, Grade 12 mathematics or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience. Advanced communication skills (both verbal and written) are required. A dedication to a professional team environment with an emphasis on safety is essential. • Journeyman Millwright As the ideal candidate you will have experience as a Journeyman Millwright with the ability to work in a safe and efficient manner as an integral member of the Maintenance team. You have Red Seal Certification, strong hydraulic knowledge with excellent troubleshooting skills and the ability to read hydraulic & air schematics • Journeyman Electrician As the ideal candidate, you have Certified Journeyman Electrician qualifications and inter-provincial certification, with experience working on Allen Bradley PLC’s. In addition, you have experience with AC variable speed drives and DC drives, and industrial trouble shooting skills. Instrumentation experience would be an asset. • Journeyman Welder As the ideal candidate, you will have experience as a Journeyman Welder with the ability to work in a safe and efficient manner as an integral member of the maintenance team. You will also have your B Pressure Welding Certification, have the ability to read and interpret blueprints, excellent troubleshooting skills, and the ability to work on a team and independent. Having a millwright ticket would be considered an asset. Working at Ainsworth Means: Work Where You Live, Commitment to Safety Without Compromise, Competitive Wages & Benefits, Great Team Environment, Training & Development, Values of Respect, Integrity, Safety, Excellence & Sustainability. Check us out online at www.ainsworthengineered.com to view the complete job descriptions We look forward to hearing from you; please submit your resume online to Jobs@ainsworth.ca or fax to 604.661.3201

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LET us give you a HAND...We provide services for House Cleaning, Grocery Shopping & Delivery, Meals from our Menu For more information call Margaret 250-706-7109

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2 BDRM mobile, wood & gas heat. F/S, W/D. On 1/2 acre, 12km out on Canim Lk. Rd. $600/mon. 250-397-2083 6298 MOOSE POINT DRIVE, across from Watch Lake Access, 2 bdrm house, gas fireplace, electric baseboard heaters, w/d, insulated hobby shop. $795/mth. 250-456-7503. 6 BDRM house on Hwy 24, Sheridan/Bridge Lake area. $1000/mon. Animals negotiable. Avail. immediately. 250644-4242. CLEAN & cozy 1 bdrm on quiet acreage, 10 min. from 100 Mile. NS. Pet okay. $500/mo plus util avail. April 1st. Call 250-320-5507 or 250395-1109.

2007 GMC Canyon SLE Quad Cab, 4x4, 3.5L engine, auto, 167,500 kms. Excellent condition. Only selling as I have upgraded. Great fuel economy. Studded snow tires in VG condition. Interior is immaculate with no rips or tears. This is a full load truck (except leather) and everything works good. Asking $12,250. 250-706-7434

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Commercial/ Industrial 1250 sq. ft. commercial retail space, street level, in Rosewood Building, for rent or lease. Across from Donex. 250-396-7334 or 604-5304224. 750sq.ft. retail space available in 108 Mall. Phone 250-3967334.

Duplex / 4 Plex Carpentry/ Woodwork CARPENTER for HIRE: Foundations, framing, finishing and home maintenance. Free estimates. Keith 250-945-4497

LARGE 1 bdrm $525 plus util. N/S. N/P. 100 Mile. Avail. Feb. 1st. . 250-397-0128.

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By virtue of a Warehouseman’s Lien, we will dispose of the following articles to recover the indebtedness for storage plus any additional costs for storage, seizure and sale. Household goods, received November 5, 2011. Household goods will be sold in 30 days of this notice, unless charges are paid within the time mentioned. Submitted by: Big Country Storage Terminals Ltd. Lessor, located at 201 Seventh Street, 100 Mile House, BC and Calvin Dryland, Lessee, 3938 Richet Street, Prince George, BC V2K 2J1

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Feed & Hay HUNGRY VALLEY Hay, round bales for horses & cattle. And some small square bales. Ph. 250-395-3539. QUALITY grass/hay mixed: Square bales, barn stored, no rain. Delivery available. 250397-2378.

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Misc. for Sale STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca STEEL BUILDING. “The big year end clear out!� 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

Misc. Wanted WE BUY GOLD & SILVER Get the best price for your SILVER COINS Call for app’t for Saturdays 205 Birch Ave., 100 Mile House

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Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Estates, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins, Bills etc. Confidential 778-281-0030 WANTED: Rifle cabinet - locking. 250-706-9305

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Notice to the public is hereby given that Council of the District of 100 Mile House intends to consider the adoption of Road Closure Bylaw No. 1259, 2013 at the Regular Council Meeting on Feb. 11, 2014. Bylaw 1259, 2013 authorizes the District of 100 Mile House to permanently close and remove the highway dedication of the lane between Birch and Cedar Avenue and between First Street and the lane adjacent to 100 Mile Elementary, which is shown outlined in bold black on the accompanying sketch. The District intends to exchange the ‘Closed Road’ under Bylaw 1259, 2013 for an equivalent sized portion of land, comprised of 1.5 meters wide along First Street and 4.5 meters wide along Birch Avenue at the northeast corner of First and Birch Avenues. The ‘Closed Road’ will be transferred to the owners of the adjacent lots (Lots F & G, Plan 5655, DL 31) and consolidated with Lots F & G into a single parcel. The owners of Lots F & G and the District of 100 Mile House will share equally the costs of all manners related to the road closure, property transfer and consolidation.

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100 Mile or Williams (Thompson Rivers customers and to assist Lake are possible des- University) on the farmers in diversifying tinations for next year, important relationship into new and growing but on Feb. 8-9, Ag & between producers markets.” Have a ball, play BINGO and Hort Leap, the regional and local restaurants, At a time when the support your favorite charity. conference on agricul- Allen Dobb (private region’s lumber industure, returns to Quesnel, sector consultant) on try is being challenged, MONDAY bigger and better than the growing export of Watkin adds it is impor100 MILE COMMUNITY CLUB BINGO ever before. hay to the Far East, and tant to encourage other Every Monday night in the 100 Mile Community Hall. Doors open at 6:00pm - Bingo Starts at 7:00pm After successful one- Jillian Merrick (Beyond sectors of the local LOONIE BALL & PROGRESSIVE day events in 2011 the Market initiative in economy. List your BINGO here every week and let the players in and 2012, this year’s Prince George) on the The main conference your area know about you. Only $11.14 per week. Call 250-395-2219 conference hosts 24 support available for sponsors are the Cariboo MUST BE 19 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO PLAY. speakers over two days. new farmers. Chilcotin Beetle Action Approximately 100 Says FARMED direc- Coalition, the Quesnel farmers from Clinton tor Wilma Watkin: Community and to Prince George and “This is a major event, Economic Development beyond are expected to not only for farming but C o r p o r a t i o n , attend. for the wider regional Community Futures People from 100 Mile economy. North Cariboo and for these local have already registered. “The primary objec- the BC Ministry of flyers in this week’s The conference is orga- tives of the conference Agriculture. 9 1 2 nized by FARMED, are to help, encourFor information, -2 5 9 3 ) (250 one: conference the North Cariboo age and educate new Ph contact coS S E E PR entrants to farming ordinators 0and E X R 0 F X E Agricultural Marketing Michael 0 X IL M C 0 B 10 XXXX, • Pharmasave Association. and to help in building Sue Furminger at 250• Cariboo Regional District The conference is local food-producing 249-0079. Fax: 9 1 2 -2 being held at the College capacity. We also seek 5 9 3 ) 0 (25 sted By: e: Reque of New Caledonia, to facilitate network- Phon Here are the answers to the January 24 395-3939 Quesnel ing between producers (250)Connector A LAND DONNCampus. Fax: Cariboo ‘Challenge Yourself’ Page. ss.netproducers, Highlights include: and other epre re ef il m 0 0 1 classifieds@Walker their suppliers and their Edward 1 Nb. of Inserts: & Vans

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce Zane’s sudden passing. Zane leaves behind the love of his life, Jessica and their beautiful daughter Mariah, who were his whole world; his mom Sandy, his dad John and brother Chad, many nieces and nephews as well as extended family and close friends. Zane grew up in 100 Mile and had a very close knit group of friends who have stayed together to this day: the Kennedy Road Klan, as they called themselves (after the road they constantly gathered at after school and on weekends). Zane will be remembered by all who knew him… his love of mud-bogging… camping… his constant ‘project’ vehicles… his courtesy… a sock or sleeve on his way home from camp… the bonfires… Camel Rock where the group never strayed far from… Zane had a passion for operating cranes (machinery in general) which is how he made his living. His job took him from B.C. to Alberta, to De Beers diamond mine in Snap Lake, Fort McMurray and Saskatchewan. A memorial service will be held in 100 Mile House, B.C. on the May long weekend. Details to follow. A memorial account has been set up at CIBC for Jessica and Mariah.

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Jan. 27,1917 - Jan. 1, 2014

Peacefully on New Year’s Day in 100 Mile House, B.C., Mary Elizabeth Smale, formerly of Heart’s Desire Heights, Ottawa, Ont., passed away, four weeks short of her 97th birthday, after living for some years with Alzheimer’s. Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband Hugh (2009 - married 68 years) and her infant daughter Nancy. Loving mother of Sheila Gannon (Malcolm Loyst) of Lanark, Ontario; Richard (Janice) of 100 Mile House, B.C. and Michael (Charlotte) of Courtenay, B.C.; dearest Grandma of Sean (Jenni) Gannon, Alexandra Smale and Roxann Draper; great-grandmother of Mathieu and Chris Albert and Mary Margaret and Elijah Gannon. Lovingly remembered by her sister Irene McKinven and her brother John Derraugh. Predeceased by her sisters Esther Eaton, Jane Obradovic and baby Margaret; and by her brother Bill. Mom’s passion was teaching and, while it took her some time with the war, child-rearing and working, Mom succeeded in obtaining her BA from Carleton University in 1957 and a Master’s in Education from Ottawa University in 1972 in order to be the best teacher she could be. She taught for the OCDSB, especially kindergarten for many years. Continuing education courses allowed her to add counselling to accompany her teaching. She was so concerned with the mental well-being of her charges. She helped children who had trouble with reading long into her 80s. Her other passion was volunteering, especially for the CNIB. She sewed hundreds of vests that were used on the Guide Dogs in training. Our family sincerely thanks Dr. Frank Mah and the rest of the medical staff at 100 Mile Hospital and, especially, the nurses and the great care aides at Mill Site Lodge, who made such a big difference in Mom’s quality of life in her last difficult years. You are the best. As per Mom’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. Donations may be made in Mary’s name to the charity of your choice Mom, you will be truly missed.


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It is with this in mind now is to keep updatthe NStQ Treaty Group, ing and educating and representing the T’exelc communicating infor(Williams Lake Indian mation and to have the Band), Tsq’escen’ members share feed(Canim Lake Band), back/comments and to Xats’sull (Soda have answers to quesCreek Band) and the tions that may arise. Stswecem’c Xgat’tem The NStQ Treaty First Nation commu- website is critical to nities, created a allowing our website specifiNStQ memcally for ‘NStQ bers to make treaty-related informed deciinformation. sions as we look “A lot of good to the future. work has gone “The tools into the madeavailable to the MIKE in-B.C. treaty NStQ, includARCHIE process by each ing the website of the four NStQ and Facebook communities’ citizens, will allow the treaty staff and leadership, as team and leadership to well as the NStQ Urban reach out to all of the Group Citizens so far,” members. It is exciting Canim Lake Band Chief to be able to offer the Mike Archie said about website and I look forthe website. ward to the receiving “The main objective important and collab-

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Grade 7 student Hayden Sass will be writing a provincial qualifying exam after becoming the overall winner of the 2014 Great Canadian Geography Challenge at 100 Mile House Elementary School on Jan. 23.

Teachers Jim Price and Sally Morgan, seated, moderated the 2014 Great Canadian Geography Challenge, a nation-wide event where students answer geography questions in a limited amount of time for points.

Allyson Watson, who tied for bronze, held up an answer during the Grade 7 portion of the 2014 Great Canadian Geography Challenge at the 100 Mile House Elementary School.

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The Ready, Set, Learn science-themed Exploration and Discovery Day was held in the Lac la Hache Elementary School gym on Jan. 21. This is an annual event put on in conjunction with the StrongStart program for children under the age of five.

Ready, Set, Learn Discovery Day is put on to inform parents of preschool children what services are available for them. Parents were able to speak with resource providers from Child Care Cariboo Resource and Referral, Success By 6, find out what the 100 Mile House Branch Library has to offer young children. The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre and the Cedar Crest Society for Community Living also attended event. Organizer Shelly Joyner, School District 27 early year’s coordinator and GROW teacher, says there was

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Several parents and their young children participated in the many activities at the recent Ready, Set, Learn science-themed Exploration and Discovery Day in the Lac la Hache Elementary School gym.

information regarding infant development, supported child development and out-of-school special needs support program. Parents attended with their preschoolers and they could interact and play with the many toys and activities, including having fun planting sunflower seeds, but first they needed to get the dirt just right. The StrongStart program is in the Lac la Hache Elementary School gym every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon, with the exception of school holidays. The children have time to play, learn, make

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It was no surprise the 14th Annual 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert went off without a hitch. The surprise was a presentation before the show to its organizers by Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. The framed document handed to Mark and Kathy McMillan read: “In appreciation of 14 years organizing the Cowboy Heritage Concert. Thank you.” “It completely flabbergasted me,” Mark McMillan says. “I had no idea.” Country and western music fans in the South Cariboo are probably familiar with the McMillans. They’re part of the BC Cowboy Heritage Society, and along with the local concert, have been helping to organize the Kamloops Cowboy Festival since its inception 18 years ago. Talking about what the western

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Cowboy Concert organizers Kathy McMillan, left, and her husband, Mark, received a framed appreciation document from Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett prior to the performance in 100 Mile House on Jan. 18.

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ing contemporary and traditional music of the West. So, even on vacation, the couple keeps it western. Although attendance numbers were down a little at this year’s 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert, McMillan says the shows were great and he heard nothing but compliments from the crowd. Alberta-based singer-songwriter Tim Hus headlined the event, with performances by country music artist Jeremy Willis and cowboypoet Mag Mawhinney, both of B.C. McMillan offers an anecdote to convey a sense of how the show was appreciated. It’s common for the entertainers to look to him near the end of their sets to see how much time they have left on stage. McMillan says when Willis looked over to him on Jan. 18 and he put up a finger to indicate there’s only time for one more song, the person behind him leaned forward to get his attention. “How about 10 more?” she asked.

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Bill Jollymore celebrates 80 active years LAC DES ROCHES Sharron Woloshyn 250-593-0041

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More than a dozen friends and neighbours gathered last week to celebrate Bill Jollymore’s milestone birthday. Never one to be shy of the spotlight, and in typical fashion, Bill kept the guests entertained and awed with his

recount of stories and jokes from his eventful past. He has been coming to Lac des Roches for more than 50 years and is well-known as an expert on area fly fishing. Bill’s expertise on fishing gear, firearms and fly tying is recognized worldwide with some of his collection currently on exhibit in New York City. Bill and his wife, Lori, have been living part time at Lac des Roches for more than a decade, but have plans to relocate full time to Washington.

Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy Lory Rochon Literacy Outreach Worker 250-395-0655 lory@caribooliteracy.com

Would you like help with improving your reading, writing, or math skills? Are you thinking about taking a course or certificate and are not sure if you are ready?

Free tutoring assistance is available.

Diving activity The large tent on Little Lac des Roches, visible from Highway 24 near the Lac des Roches Resort, is evidence of the return of divers conducting under ice training. Today (Jan. 29) is the last scheduled day for underwater manoeuvres. During the training exercises, the divers have always welcomed visitors interested in learning

more about their techniques and equipment, and they will answer questions and pose for pictures. As with their first day of setup, their last day will be spent demobilizing their gear and restoring the lake to a safe condition. They will be too preoccupied to entertain the public. If you missed the opportunity to observe the group this year, chances are they will return next January, as this has become their preferred destination for this annual training and recertification.

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Deadline is February 4, 2014

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For more information, please call Lory at 250-395-0655. Melody Newcombe - 250-791-5720 Operations Support Worker Shelly Joyner - 250-395-9303 Executive Director Bruce Mack - 250-392-6867 CCPL President

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the public road and put private property at risk of flooding, so this modification is a welcome change.

Please submit your suggestions complete with reason why to:

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Thanks to the province of BC for our funding

Construction update Boultbee Road landowners with properties near the location of the drainage improvement project were invited last week to a site meeting to discuss the proposed changes. The objective is to redirect the water through new underground culverts and manholes from a large ditch between two houses to a nearby public lake access with minimal impact to existing properties, driveways and the lakeshore. Heavy spring runoff water in previous years has caused damage to

Submission forms are available at the Chamber Office,(#2-385 Birch, next to Council Chambers) and are also available at the 100 Mile Free Press and A&B Photo Nominations can be emailed to manager@southcariboochamber.org

Your Chamber wishes you the very best for 2014. This prestigioius award is for volunteers who have given exemplary service to our community or individuals of our community.

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THE YOUTH ZONE SUPPORTS THE MILE HOUSE WRANGLERS! We’ll be attending Friday night games until the end of the season! Come in for dinners beforehand!

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Have a Merry Christmas

Better ice Weather conditions have improved the ice playground at Lac des Roches. Cooler nights in midJanuary have resulted in much of the water

and slush on the lake refreezing, a significant improvement since December. During a mild winter like the one we are

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What’s On Here’s a convenient listing of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events by non-profit groups in the South Cariboo. To be included, call 250-395-2219 at least one week before the event.

• Until Jan. 31 – 108 Mile Ranch resident Michelle Brown is presenting her acrylic paintings, featuring landscapes, flower gardens, sunsets, winter scenes, a lighthouse, rocks, hikers on Whistler Mountain and a vineyard in West Kelowna, at Showcase Gallery. The gallery is located inside the South Cariboo Business Centre at 475 Birch Ave. in 100 Mile House. • Feb. 2 – Welcome BC and the CaribooChilcotin Partners for Literacy are presenting a free family concert – Family Fest – featuring Canadian Juno Award winner Norman Foote and his Always Be Yourself Tour at the 100 Mile House Junior secondary gym, starting at 10:30 a.m. Doors open at 10 a.m., and Family Fest ends at 1:30. After the show, folks can celebrate the diversity of our community by creating a collaborative art piece, or win a book during the Big Book Walk. The Hun City Hunnies are providing a healthy lunch (by donation). • Feb. 9 – The Interlakes Economic Association presents the Interlakes Outhouse Races on Commercial Boulevard (Interlakes on Highway 24) on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no fee to enter an outhouse for the races – deadline for entry is Feb. 1. For outhouse construction and race rules, go to www. interlakesevents.ca. For general information, call Shelly at 250-593-4114. • Feb. 14 – The Forest Grove Legion is hosting a steak and prawn night/Valentine’s Dance, starting at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Dwayne Butler and tickets are by donation. • Feb. 19 - The 100 Mile House Branch Library is pleased to present Arm Chair Travel, “Touring Prague,” with Chris Harris from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Harris is a renowned photographer who has published several books of photography highlighting the Cariboo-Chilcotin, including as Mother stone and Flyover: British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. The presentation will be held in the program room.

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Health, job loss, and money mismanagement are some reasons why an individual claims personal bankruptcy. Here are conditions you should be aware of before shopping for a home: • Must be minimum 2 years discharged. You will need to provide your lender with your Bankruptcy papers including the List of Creditors and the letter of Discharge. • Must have minimum 2 years strong re-established credit since the date of discharge. • Must have 2 forms of credit. It is recommended that you have at least one revolving credit - examples are credit cards and lines of credit. Other forms of credit can be personal loans, vehicle loans. • You will require having your own resources for a recommended 15% down payment. This can be from a savings account, RSP, GIC’s or mutual funds. A 3 month history showing the accumulated form of savings will be required. Gifted down payment is not permitted. • If you have had a home involved in your bankruptcy you may require additional funds down. Some lenders will not consider prior bankruptcy individuals. Many of these individuals just need the time to get back on their feet. A home may be in their future, but it will take some planning and responsible money management to get there. Contact me with any questions.

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Q: Windows 8.1 Service Pack is out now, how do I get it? A:

You have a Windows 8 system and may be having trouble installing the Service Pack to get 8.1. The first thing you need to ensure, is that you have all the latest Windows Updates. If you are on Desktop, then rightclick your Computer icon and select Properties. In the lower left of that window, there is a link to Windows Update. Be sure to install all the important updates. After rebooting, go to the Start Menu (with all the Windows apps tiles) and select the Windows Store tile. The first app listed in the store will be the Windows 8.1 Service Pack. It takes a while to download and install it. Once it is installed, you have the freedom to boot directly to Desktop mode rather than the Start Menu. Do this by going to Desktop and right-clicking the taskbar, select Properties, then select Navigation and check the box ‘Go to the desktop instead of Start when I sign in’. Or the techs at GRT can ensure a smooth install of 8.1 for you. Computer Sales: Custom Desktop PCs; Notebooks; Netbooks; Upgrades; Gaming Systems

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Yes you can. Loss of Use coverage provides you with a courtesy car in the event of a collision or comprehensive claim with ICBC. If you have the Roadstar Package on your policy, you will have $500 coverage for a courtesy car. If you have the Road Side Plus Package on your policy, you will have $750 coverage for a courtesy car. Sometimes because we live in the Cariboo, these limits are not high enough depending on how long your vehicle takes to get repaired and also the type of courtesy vehicle available. You can purchase “Loss of Use” coverage from ICBC and use it to top up your existing limit or you can purchase it on it’s own without the RoadStar or Roadside Plus Packages Example: $1,000 limit $50 per day is approximately $29 per year $1,500 limit $75 per day is approximately $43 per year These rates are extremely reasonable for the peace of mind that you will not be without transportation in the event of a collision or comprehensive claim. We recently had a situation where a client’s Road Side Plus Package of $750 for a courtesy vehicle was not enough due to the vehicle that was available to her from her repair shop at the time of the loss.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket! What can I do?

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One option is to pay the ticket - which means you plead guilty. Doing that will also cause you to incur “driver points”, which might increase your insurance premium and could even lead to a driving prohibition. Your other option is to dispute the ticket. If you dispute in time, you will be mailed a notice for a court date. On the other hand, if you fail to dispute within 30 days, you will be deemed to have pleaded guilty. You should always talk to the officer before you go to court. Explain your situation. Ask if there is any way the officer will change his/her mind, and “stay” the proceeding at court, or agree to change the ticket. For example, if the amount of your fine is more than the minimum, the officer can issue a new ticket with the minimum. If you are the registered owner, the officer can also re-issue the ticket to the registered owner (there’s a tickbox on the ticket). You will owe the fine, but ICBC should not add points to your licence. You can also write a letter to the officer, and request that he/she mail you a copy of his/her notes. When you go to court, if the officer doesn’t show up, the ticket will be dismissed. If you don’t go to court, you could be deemed guilty. If you didn’t get notes, show your letter. You will probably be able to get another court date to allow time for disclosure. The officer might not show up the second time, or may again fail to mail you notes. If the officer refuses to negotiate, you can argue your case. Speeding is an absolute liability offence. That means lack of fault is not a defence. However, it is still the obligation of the officer to prove it was you driving, and that you were speeding. There are a number of strategies and arguments possible. Article written by Centennial Law Corp. (Christopher. Dunsmore)

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Photography Club meetings are held on the Third Saturday of the month at the 100 Mile House Branch Library. The next meeting is Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The group in open to women interested in photography; all skill levels are welcome to join the club.

Community events listed must be of a non-profit nature and will be published free of charge one week prior to the event. Deadline for submissions is Friday at noon. Events for the online calendar can be submitted to the calendar feature on the home page at www.100milefreepress.net. However, online calendar submissions are not automatically picked up for the Free Press.

100 MILE q The South Cariboo Food Security Committee is looking for non-perishable donations from the general public. For drop-off information, call Debbra at Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre at 250395-5155, 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 100 Mile & District General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary is having its annual general meeting and potluck luncheon in the Multipurpose Room at the 100 Mile District General Hospital on Feb. 5. The potluck luncheon is at 12:15 and installation of officers is at 1 p.m. 100 MILE q 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting a Valentine Craft for children five to 12 years on Feb. 12 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required because space is limited. 100 MILE q A free drop-in library literacy awareness workshop is available at the 100 Mile House Branch Library on Feb. 15 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The workshop is for parents of young children learning to read. In this session, folks will learn the books to use for early literacy and the middle readers. They will be given a tour of the library and a demonstration of on electronic resources. This workshop is open to all and registration is not required 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Weavers,

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The Bantam House Save-On-Foods hockey team was inadvertently missed in the photographs of the 100 Mile & District Minor Hockey Association’s Minor Hockey Week photo spread in the Jan. 15 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press.

Spinners and Fibre Artists Guild meets the first Friday of each month from September to June. Meetings are held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House. For more information, call Joni Head at 250-395-8898. 100 MILE q Toddler Time – babies, toddlers and parents (caregivers) – is available at the 100 Mile House Branch Library on Wednesdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. The program introduces parents or caregivers and their newborns to 36 months to the pleasure and

power of using rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories. 100 MILE q Pre-School Story Time – children three-five years – is available at the 100 Mile House Branch Library on Wednesdays from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Boys and girls will enjoy stories, songs, interactive activities and crafts. 100 MILE q The After-School Program is available at the 100 Mile House Branch Library: five to eight years,

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; and nine to12 years, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. After school activities include stories, reading, crafts and games. 100 MILE q Bed Time Stories is available to all ages at the 100 Mile House Branch Library on Thursday from 6:30 to 6:55 p.m. Go to the library in your pyjamas and enjoy some quiet time of listening to stories and participating in gentle songs and movement. 100 MILE q The Women in Focus

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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. FOREST GROVE q A non-denominational church service is held at the Forest Grove Legion on Sundays at 7 p.m. FOREST GROVE q Family dining is available at the Forest Grove Legion: Wednesday, wing night; Friday, steak night; Saturday, kitchen is open.

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Northern orthern rthern Nightmare ready to rush and crush The Maple Leaf Monster Jam rocks and rolls into BC Place Stadium next Saturday, February 1 at 7 p.m. And no monster jam truck driver will be more ready than Kelowna resident Cam McQueen, who will be at the wheel of the Northern Nightmare. The 35-year-old says he is especially proud to pilot the Canadian-themed, 1500-horsepower truck, with its 66-inch wheels. Northern Nightmare is covered with red maple leaves on a black background and sports a Canadian flag. At the 2012 Monster Jam World Finals, McQueen and Northern Nightmare captured their first World Freestyle Championship in in Las Vegas. McQueen has enjoy yed a life llifelong ife felon lon ongg llove ovee of enjoyed

motorsports. At age five, he began riding dirt bikes and started racing motocross at 11. He lives for the excitement: “I’ve been fortunate enough so far to have had a really great crew and teammates—we have a lot of fun on the road.” In Vancouver, watch out for such famous trucks as Grave Digger, driven by Chad Tingler, and Dragon’s Breath, driven by Scott Liddycoat, and a host of other awesome machines. Diehard fans can enjoy the Party in the Pits pre-show from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meet the drivers for autographs and photos. Show tickets and pit passes are available online at www.ticketmaster.ca. Now go online for Monster Jam excite exc ittemen itemen ite m t. t excitement.

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DETROIT – As goes the North American International Auto Show, so goes the industry to which it provides high profile. Every year at this time, journalists from around the world descend in their thousands on this former industrial powerhouse, now economically depressed

Michigan city. The Driveway team has just returned and we all agreed there was an air of optimism on the show floor that we haven’t witnessed for some years. Representatives of the Big Four domestic manufacturers believe they have turned the corner and the fellow scribes appear to agree that the North American brands have been revitalized. Today in print and online, we each pick five vehicles that caught our eye. Yours truly has been a fan of Honda’s premium Acura brand. All solid performers but in recent years the design team has let the range down with uninspiring looks. The 2015 Acura TLX Prototype unveiling suggests the team is out of its uninspiring funk. This performance-luxury sedan,

The Volkswagen Beetle Dune which will launch this summer, looks fresh and sporty. It will replace the TL and the TSX and will be the design leader as new models are revealed during the next few years. TLX customers will be able to choose from two-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations; two high-performance, highly

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Ford F-150 delivered a track-ready Corvette. Today Chevrolet is still delivering track-ready Corvettes, now they come with the Z06 name. The all-new 7th generation Corvette Stingray was unveiled last year in Detroit and it won the North American Car of the Year award, exactly a year after it debuted. This year it was all about Z06, featuring a 625hp all-

new supercharged engine with an all-new eight speed automatic transmission and for the first time the roof panel is removable for open air driving. Using the same all-aluminum platform as the regular Stingray, this new car is lower, with bigger tires and brakes, more cooling inlets and in initial testing, is the fastest Corvette Chevrolet ever made.

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Hackenberg. The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is based on its sedan sibling and should be available by mid-summer, starting at the mid $30,000s. The base power plant is a 2.0-litre, turbocharged inline four-cylinder, generating 272 horses, and a 3.6-litre V6, 321 hp is also available. Interesting little feature: because coupes typically have large, long doors, the reach behind the shoulder to grab the seatbelt can be a stretch. The ATS Coupe has motorized carriers to “hand” the seatbelt to the driver and front passenger upon entry. The Toyota FT-1 coupe concept caused a stir among those hungering for a return to the days of the Toyota Celica/Supra.

Company officials were coy about whether it will go into production but judging by the media attention it will. The Volkswagen Beetle Dune has a rugged offroad look, largely due to the raising of the body by 50 mm and the addition of 19-inch wheels with large tyres. Just like the old days, the new Beetle features a rear-mounted ski-rack. The concept is actually a return to an idea from January 2000, when VW showed the New Beetle Dune concept in Los Angeles. That was a flight fancy, this concept is built on the current production model and the German manufacturer is looking for the nod to proceed from Beetle buyers. keith.morgan@drivewaybc. ca

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Zack’s Five Hot Picks from Detroit The Z06 will be available in the early part of 2015. Ford F-150 Any new F-150 is a huge deal for Ford as it is the number one selling truck in Canada for the past 48 years and the best selling vehicle overall. The big news is that the all-new F-150 is now constructed using lighter high-tensile steel in the chassis, and high strength aluminum alloys in the body, mostly the trucks box. This combination contributes to a 318-kilogram reduction in weight, helping to make the truck stronger and much more fuel-efficient. There will be four engines available from a base 3.5L V6 to a 5.0L V8 and two Ecoboost engines, a 2.7L and 3.5L V6. Ford did not have specific fuel economy numbers but there will be a significant improvement over the existing truck. Other improvements include an improved tail-

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Celebrate Rotary Awareness Month Rotary Club boosts community groups From lobsters and turkeys to supporting health and youth Carole Rooney Free Press

The Rotary Club of 100 Mile House has been busy this past year supporting the community in numerous ways. Rotary Club president Maureen Pinkney says the funds it raised supported local scholarships ($3,000), the South Cariboo Health Foundation ($2,500), Crime Stoppers ($1,000), EDUCO Outdoor Adventure School ($750) and the Youth Zone ($500). The club also supports various other societies from year to year, she adds, and sends at least one local child to a Rotary Youth Camp each year.

“[The camp] is a great experience. It’s a lot like the leadership building that they get at EDUCO, and in the past, we’ve certainly sent kids to EDUCO as well.” The annual Seniors Dinner the club hosted in December 2013 was, again, enormously successful with great entertainment and a dozen turkeys served with all the trimmings, Pinkney notes. The dinner is organized by Rotary, but Pinkney says there are always numerous volunteers who significantly assist in pulling it off. “It’s a huge community event. It’s not just the Rotary Club. It’s all the guys who come and carve turkeys, it’s every-

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body who helps serve, and Save-On-Foods cooked all the turkeys.” However, she explains attendance was slightly down because a sudden blast of winter. “We were a little bit hampered with the cold weather, so we sold 350 tickets – which were actually all gone – but on the day of the event, just 295 people came.” While that was likely due to the last-minute cold snap, Pinkney asks any folks who do know ahead they won’t make it, such as those given tickets they know they won’t use, to please turn them in for the local seniors who don’t get tickets at all. “That’s kind of a tough one; we were out of tickets two weeks before the event, so certainly it would be nice if people knew they weren’t coming to bring tickets back.” The Third Annual Lobsterfest fundraiser in September was also very successful, with an almost-packed house and a lot of great items

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Rotary Club of 100 Mile House president Maureen Pinkney went out to the cook tent and selected the two lobsters she would like to come to her table on Sept. 28. The Third Annual Lobsterfest at the 100 Mile Community Hall had close to 200 guests eating more than 400 lobsters, while raising more that $15,000.

available for the live and silent auctions. She adds the Rotary Club is extremely grateful for all the donations,

and to everyone who bought a ticket. This major fundraiser not only cooks up oodles of deli-

cious lobsters for a major culinary delight, Pinkney notes, it also sees $40 from each $75 ticket benefit the

community, as well as providing some annual financial support to Rotary International End Polio campaign.

End Polio campaign a global initiative The Rot ar y International End Polio campaign to eradicate that disease across the globe is important for the local club, too. Rotary Club of 100 Mile House president Maureen Pinkney says

a portion of the money it raises at Lobsterfest and at its weekly lunch meeting fees and donations goes to Rotary International for its polio eradication efforts. “We put in a minimum of $1,000 a year.

“The statistics on polio are just unbelievable – on the costs and the effects on people.” Rotary clubs have helped secure $9 billion for donor governments since 1988. It is estimated that polio eradication could save

the world $40 to $50 billion by 2035. More than two billion children have been immunized, decreasing polio by a whopping 99 per cent, but it costs $1 billion each year to continue the fight.

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However, some countries don’t allow polio immunizations, Pinkney explains, and that refusal allows this highly contagious disease to spread. “Unfortunately, that is one of the really ‘tough ones’ because we almost had it completely eradicated, and now there are quite a few countries that have it again.” To learn more about how to help with the campaign, sign a petition or lobby to government, visit the website at www.rotary. org/en/end-polio.


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Celebrate Rotary Awareness Month Service club seeks members Rotary Club offers community involvement, camaraderie Carole Rooney Free Press

The Rotary Club of 100 Mile House has been in service for almost four decades. But, do you know what membership involves, and what it offers? Chartered in November 1976, it currently has 28 active and honourary members. However, some folks may still not yet know that the Rotary Club of 100 Mile House supports business interests, says its current president Maureen Pinkney. Its members include people from the local business community, she explains, and that has been the case since its inception. Rotary clubs are part of a worldwide organization of business professionals and community leaders providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations and helping to build good will, friendship and peace throughout the world. Now, the 100 Mile club offers a new corporate membership,

at the same rate as an individual membership, for $15 quarterly ($60/ year). A corporate membership allows businesses to send a different indi-

vidual from their company to attend meetings, luncheon presentations and business events, rather than only a single person per membership.

Currently, the club is actively seeking new members, Pinkney says. “They can certainly call me [at 250-395-0462], or any of the Rotarians, if they

want any information on Rotary and what it’s about.” For another great way to find out more, its 2014 membership drive kicks off with an

Warman (treasurer), Keith Greenhalgh (finance director), Peter Helfer (international director), Ursula Helfer (vocational director) and Shawna Norton (community club director). Other local Rotary Club members are Donna Barnett, Beverly Harris, Ralph Fossum, Doug Dent, Elke Kappie, Daryl Silverton, Scott Saito, Craig Lee, Chad Wolstenholme, Sherry Stewart, Stephen Pellizzari, Konrad Schmid-Meil, Bob Beaton and Karl Gimse. Honourary members are Larry Pinkney, Arla Driver, M-J Cousins, Chic Grinyer, Sandy Foster, Ian Gunn, Wolfgang Paasche and Jim French.

A Proud Rotarian Phone: 250-395-3916 Fax: 250-395-3973 Pinkney Complex, 7-530 Horse Lk Rd, 100 Mile House, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 95 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0 Email: donna.barnett.mla@leg.bc.ca DONNA BARNETT Call or drop in: MLA Cariboo-Chilcotin Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm File photo

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett, who is an honourary member of the Rotary Club of 100 Mile House, worked alongside longtime Rotarian Ralph Fossum as they served tables at the club’s annual Seniors Dinner at 100 Mile Community Hall in December 2013.

Rotary sets the stage for community events The Rotary Stage kept up appearances all over the community in 2013, after becoming a tradition and expected entertainment platform at many the South Cariboo events. Operated by the Rotary Club of 100 Mile House, the stage was front and centre again last year at several local community events. These included the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life

open house on Feb. 4, she says, and members are going around to invite local businesses that are not yet members to drum up interest. Call Pinkney for time, location and more information. The club president also suggests asking a member to take you as a guest to a weekly (Thursday) lunch meeting, which are $15, by invitation only. That meeting is the one of the best ways to get a feel for what goes on, she explains, and see if the club is something you want to get involved in before “leaping in with both feet.” Its current board members are Pinkney (president), Darrell

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Students excited about trip going up to Mt. Timothy, and the rest going to The Hills Health Ranch to go tubing. A camp-out sometime in June is also possibility, Carpenter says. “If there are any trained life guards in the area who would be willing to come and supervise a swim session, please contact me at the school at 250-3967230.” With the warmer weather expected to last for the next week or two, the students will be trying out the school’s snowshoes.

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They are also planning to have a sled dog team come to the school to give rides to the students and do a workshop on how the northern First Nations people used dog sleds as their main mode of transportation. Principle Steve Carpenter says they have begun their preparation for a year-end field trip to Barkerville, so the students are very excited. He adds students will be hitting the slopes Feb. 24, with some students

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