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Four-year-old Brooklyn Robinson, right, and her brother, Kai, 8, sat front row for a concert by award-winning musician Norman Foote. Children and parents packed the gym at the 100 Mile House Junior Secondary for Family Fest, on Feb. 2. The event was organized by Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy with funding by WelcomeBC. See more photos in the Jan. 7 edition of the Cariboo Connector.

Education bill struck down Teachers’ union triumphs on class size, special needs

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The BC Supreme Court has once again ruled the B.C. Liberal government’s education legislation, which removed teachers' provincial bargaining rights for class size and composition, is unconstitutional. Justice Susan Griffin has restored collective agreement provisions stripped in 2002, and ordered the provincial government to pay $2 million in damages, plus court costs. In her ruling, Griffin concluded that government “did not negotiate with the union in good faith” after

her 2011 decision on Bill 28, and “Government never tries to proseized an opportunity to gain politi- voke a strike. Nobody wants a strike. cal support and impose And, I believe we always legislation. negotiate in good faith.” “One of the problems was British Columbia the government represenTeachers’ Federation presitatives were preoccupied dent Jim Iker said he was with another strategy, said “very happy” about the rulGriffin. ing. “Their strategy was to put “This is the end of a long such pressure on the union and costly legal battle for Donna that it would provoke a the teachers of B.C. It’s a Barnett strike by the union.” great day for democracy Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA and for all working people Donna Barnett said she doesn't across B.C. and Canada.” believe either side wanted to see last Iker added the ruling returns the fall’s job action. contract language to where it was in

2002, before Bill 28 removed provisions for smaller classes, support for special needs students, and services from teacher-librarians, counsellors and other specialists. In 2011, Griffin declared Bill 28 was unconstitutional, Iker noted, and she gave government one year to rectify the situation. Instead, the B.C. Liberal government reintroduced the same unconstitutional provisions, Iker explained. NDP education critic Rob Fleming said the ruling is “a real blow” to the B.C. Liberals’ credibility. Continued on 3


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Beekeeping abuzz in boardroom CRD makes groundbreaking move for rural properties

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ackyard beekeeping may soon come out into the light as a local underground movement becomes legalized. Cariboo Regional District (CRD) trustees are moving forward with innovative rural bylaw changes to permit hobby beekeeping (and laying hens) in single-family or two-family residential zones, with certain restrictions. Horse Lake residents Roger Meeks and Denese Hark lobbied for two years to make this change happen. Hark says they live on just over an acre, and already had bees when they found out this was illegal because of a CRD bylaw for their zone. “We’re zoned Residential 1 and so we’re not allowed to have chickens or bees. But, we had already started getting bees, we had hives and we had nucs [nucleus colonies] ordered. We had everything.” Their dilemma back then was whether to go ahead with the beekeeping anyway because this is a complaint-driven bylaw, she explains. “Our neighbours all knew we had bees, and they were quite comfortable with that, and their gardens have improved tremendously. “So, we became what is known as ‘rogue beekeepers’ and were part of the underground bee movement – which the majority of beekeepers in the Cariboo are – because we have bees illegally.” This is how bylaws have been changed in communi-

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Beekeepers Support Group member Kate Adams holds one of the wooden frames that contain sheets of beeswax and honey. Adams was at the Community Kitchen recently to help extract honey from the hives.

ties across North America, Hark says. When she called almost all of the regional districts in the province, Hark notes she found none with bylaws allowing residential beekeeping. She adds they eventually approached the CRD to get a variation permit to allow bees on their property, and discovered to do that would

cost them $2,000 – with no guarantee they would, in the end, be allowed to keep bees. “So, we decided we would try to get the bylaws changed in the entire CRD.” Trustees have given the revised bylaw a preliminary nod with only minor changes ordered, and the tweaked version is slated to get first and second readings soon

and then move into a public hearing process. The proposed bylaw limits the number of colonies, ranging between a maximum of two colonies and two nucleus colonies on properties less than .25 acre, and six colonies and six nucleus colonies on properties from .25 to one acre. For each additional acre

another six colonies and six nuclear colonies would be allowed. Beekeeping will also be permitted for educational programs, and is already allowed on properties within the Provincial Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) or otherwise zoned for agricultural operations. However, all beehives and/or nucleus colonies must be registered with the Ministry of Agriculture’s Agriculture Apiculture Program, and any on residential lots must meet all the criteria in the bylaw. These changes are “absolutely good” for this region and beyond, Hark says. She notes bees have experienced huge die-offs recently, leaving insufficient quantities to adequately pollinate Canada’s crops. Follow the bylaw process and changes online at www. cariboord.bc.ca under Whats New (regular agendas). Hark and Meeks also maintain a blog at www. southcariboosustainability. com/category/bees-in-theboo-cariboo-beekeeping. The Beekeepers Support Group welcomes the public to attend its meetings. For more information, contact Kate Adams at 250-3972792 or e-mail to 2011.kate. adams@gmail.com. Hark says she and her partner visit local schools and childcare centres with their observation hive to talk about pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, with a focus mainly on their own honeybees. “Children are the next generation of beekeepers, and I would really like to be able to eat the lovely fruit and veggies that I do now when I reach a ripe, vintage age.”

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“Well, he would say that,” Barnett said, because he is the critic. She noted Budget 2012 included a three-year, $165-million Learning Improvement Fund to support teachers with class size and composition issues, boosted by another $30 million in April 2012 (with savings

from the teachers’ strike). “Education is important, and special needs kids are just as important as anybody else. They do need a bit of extra help, and there is that funding to help provide it.” Barnett added she isn’t qualified to deem if the legislation is unconstitutional, but it is the role of management to hand down terms

and conditions to employees. “It’s a tough one – where do we draw the line? From time to time, you have to re-evaluate everything [in public education] to see which is the best way for the students, the teachers and the taxpayers.” Barnett ranks the aforementioned groups in that order of importance, “but, somebody has to pay for all this.”

Meanwhile, media reports quote Premier Christy Clark stating on Jan. 28 that government will likely appeal the decision. This surprised Iker, who noted Clark’s comment came just one day after Education Minister Peter Fassbender said government would study the 150pages ruling before deciding if it will appeal.

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FAST bytes TNRD BOARD Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) Area E Director Sally Watson has been appointed to represent the board on the Southern Interior Beetle Action Coalition. Watson will also be the alternate board representative on the Invasive Plant Committee. As the Bonaparte Plateau Director, Watson represents the communities of Big Bar, 70 Mile House and Loon Lake. She can be contacted on Area E-related issues by e-mail at director.swatson@ tnrd.ca. More information is online at www.tnrd.ca.

LNG QUIZ While the provincial government manages industry’s access to natural gas, British Columbians actually own the rights to the resource. A new LNG (liquefied natural gas) Awareness Quiz is testing the public’s knowledge about the future of this resource online at www.engage.gov. bc.ca/lnginbc/quiz. Before taking the quiz, brush up on your knowledge at LNG 101: A Guide to British Columbia’s Liquefied Natural Gas Sector at www.gov.bc.ca/mngd/ doc/LNG101.pdf.

BCMA CHANGES After more than 100 years as the BC Medical Association, the organization that represents physicians around the province took on a new public name, Doctors of BC, and a new logo on Jan. 20. All those who use the name and/or the logo in referencing the BC Medical Association are asked to use the new ones. The website address has also changed, to www.doctorsofbc. ca. For information or logo requests, e-mail sshore@doctorsofbc. ca.


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Museum makes headway

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The First Nations museum and cultural centre near the 108 Heritage Site is moving closer to fruition. The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has approved a lease agreement that has been underway since fall 2013 to provide a piece of land for the complex to the Northern Secwepemc Cultural Society. CRD chair Al Richmond says the board is “really pleased” to be able to further tourism opportunities at the “gateway to the South Cariboo.” “[It’s] an opportunity for enhancing both the existing heritage site at the north entrance to the 108 [Mile Ranch] and providing a First Nations perspective in their cultural and interpretive centre there. “So, we’re kind of excited that we’ve been able to come to an agreement. We look forward to the signing ... and we look forward the museum and cultural centre being built.” Today’s tourists are looking for tours, particularly circle tours, Richmond explains, so this location is ideal. It will provide a point of contact, awareness and encouragement for visitors to see what tourism sites are offered by First Nations communities in the area, he adds. “They could be staying at one of the local resorts and make some day trips out to see Dog Creek, Canoe Creek, Canim Lake – or however they decide to do it.” Combined with the current 108 Heritage Site, he adds, travellers and residents will also have the ability to take in a lot of history in just one stop. “I think it will be a real benefit to tourism and I think it will be a great addition to our community.” Richmond notes there is a public advertising process underway because the 99-year

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lease period is longer than the usual five-year term. The CRD lease fee is being set at $1 a year. The triangular piece of land is just across Telqua Drive from the 108 Heritage Site. Parts of the lot are in the final stages of being transferred to the CRD from TELUS and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Some of the land is being freed up from the CRD’s 108 Greenbelt property. The 108 Greenbelt Commission has endorsed the museum proposal, with provisions. The Northern Secwepemc Cultural Society (NSCS) has worked on turning its concept of a First Nations museum into a reality for about 10 years. While it still has a long way to go on raising the $2 million it needs to build the

3,000-square-foot facility, preparing land-use agreements will allow the group to submit capital grant applications. The society is comprised of five local First Nations communities, including Canim Lake, Canoe Creek, Williams Lake, Soda Creek and Esketemc bands. NSCS secretary Graham Leslie says the

group is grateful to the CRD, and Richmond in particular, for its assistance and co-operation over the long haul to get to the museum property. “Al Richmond, personally, has been tremendously supportive.” With the NSCS business plan nearing completion, Leslie says it will allow major decisions to move forward

with financing and construction of the project in early 2014. He notes the five NSCS bands have also approved the lease wording, so the actual signing of the agreement is just awaiting subdivision and zoning completion. A history of the project is online at www. nsculturalsociety.ca.

Hospital slated for upgrades

Carole Rooney Free Press

The CaribooChilcotin Regional Hospital District (CCRHD) board has authorized a $150,000 funding request from Interior Health (IH) for a capital project at 100 Mile District General Hospital. This amount represents 40 per cent

of the $375,000 total cost, which will see the replacement of the direct digital controls (DDC) in the 2014/15 fiscal year. IH will fund the balance of the project cost ($225,000). IH ThompsonCariboo health service administrator Peter du Toit says the digital equipment controls the heating, ventilation and air conditioning

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Small engine users cautioned on ethanol fuels

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Almost everyone who runs small engines – from chainsaws and lawnmowers to snowmobiles and snow blowers – fills up their jerry can at the local gas pumps. However, some folks might not realize that most gasoline now contains 10 per cent ethanol, and ethanol is not recommended for small engines due to increased wear, carbon build-up and operation issues. Exeter Forest and Marine owner Pierre Dion, who services small gas-powered equipment, says small engines that regularly run with ethanol show more wear-and-tear, as well as more build-up in carburetors and valves. “We’ve had some major issues with the way chainsaws have run. The ethanol absorbs water, and it’s very corrosive to aluminum parts in small engine carburetors and other parts.” This is particularly true for two-stroke engines, but also a problem in four-stroke engines, he explains. “We’re getting lots of carburetor work on small engines now that we weren’t doing before.” He adds premium gasoline with no ethanol is the best bet for gasoline-fired small equipment, and it can

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Exeter Forest & Marine owner Pierre Dion holds up the carburetor from a chainsaw being serviced, while he explains ethanol fuels can gum them up with carbon.

be found as marked (dyed) premium at about half a dozen local fuel stations. Folks should always use premium fuel for small engine use, Dion adds, but they should “really stay away” from ethanol. That means buying marked premium because by federal law, all gasoline in Canada must contain ethanol at a minimum of five per cent (E5), and most gas-

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(high-octane) fuel. Ethanol also has a shelf life of about three months, while premium dyed gasoline without ethanol can stay fresh for about a season with an added stabilizer. “After that, you’ll have to change the fuel out.” In a pinch, using regular/ethanol fuel on a short-term basis isn’t likely to do permanent damage, Dion adds. For equipment used less often, the industry is addressing the problem by importing jugs of high-octane fuels and pre-mixed fuel/oil blends with no ethanol, which last up to five years. Exeter Marine supplies this for fire departments, search and rescue and others who rely on fuelled-up equipment for sudden, crucial tasks, Dion explains. The four-stroke engines on water pumps, generators, ATVs and other larger

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CCPA: Jobs plan a failure

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The BC Jobs Plan put forward by the B.C. Liberals is “failing,” according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). Its recent report, BC Jobs Plan Reality Check, looks at labour market performance and compares its recovery in the past two years, since the Jobs Plan was announced, with its recovery in the preceding two years. Despite the resource focus of the plan, which was supposed to breathe life into rural areas, the CCPA states the Cariboo, ThompsonOkanagan, North Coast and Nechako regions have fewer jobs than before the plan. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says any jobs plan in British Columbia must look at private-sector investments, but those take time for approvals. “The jobs plan has not failed. There are many initiatives out there waiting for private-sector investments to put the shovel in the ground, waiting for environmental assessments, waiting for consultations – waiting for things to happen.” Until some of these resource approvals come through (including liquefied natural gas

(LNG), B.C. will not see is “extremely rare outHowever, Barnett says jobs from forestry, mina “massive” increase in side of a recession.” she doesn’t know if that ing and other industries jobs, Barnett She notes that figure from the “left- unaccounted for in that explains. in the last 40 wing group” is correct, statistic. Licensed In-Home “If, at the end years, this has but in any case, pointing Whether it’s a safety Multi-Age Child Care Center of the day, the happened only to two per cent of the officer, a manager or a federal governonce before (in total B.C. population is tool supplier, she says - Ages 0-5 years ment, which is 2001), but just providing poor informa- everyone who gets a pay- Play Based now in charge of 2,700 jobs were tion. cheque from any direct environmental cut then. “How many people or indirect job takes that - School Ready Curriculum assessments, so I v a n o v a are working in B.C.? spending power into Donna Diploma in: Early Childhood Education Barnett chooses that all explains just How many are retired? their communities. Infant/Toddler Education these plans do two per cent How many people are The BC Jobs Plan is Special Needs Education, and Administration not come to fruition, I of British Columbians on assistance?” the MLA online at www.bcjob would say we could call are directly employed asks. splan.ca. Did you know that in many areas you can get the jobs plan a failure. in mining, oil and gas She points to the The CCPA’s report, is your favourite community newspaper delivered right to your door? “But, the plan has not extraction, and forestry “massive” number of online at www.policyal failed. The plan is there; and logging combined. indirect and spin-off ternatives.ca/bcjobsplan. Call 250-395-2219 to find out if you can! the implementation can be quickly done when the federal government [approves projects].” However, CCPA economist and author of the report, Iglika Award Categories & Criteria Ivanova, says the BC The Red Carpet Gala Awards dinner will be held on Saturday March 22 at the 100 Mile Community Hall. Jobs Plan is based on 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, the false assumption the 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. private sector is the only 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 * job creator, and it “pins all its hopes” on resource CATEGORY DEFINITIONS: OFFICIAL NOMINATION FORM exports – particularly All awards, as well as the Citizen of the Year for calendar year 2013, will be announced at Note: some nominations will be removed either because the nominee has won in the same the dinner. Thank you for your nominations and supporting the businesses of your choice. LNG. category within the past three years or because the nominee was not eligible (for example: You can return your ballot by e-mail, fax, mail, or drop the ballot off in person at the not a business in a business category or not a non-profit organization in the non-profit South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce office during open hours. “The jobs recovery Box 2312, 100 Mile House, V0K 2E0 manager@southcariboochamber.org Fax: 250-395-8974 category, didn’t qualify for one or more requirement specified). after the 2008/09 recesPLEASE MARK THE CATEGORIES YOU ARE NOMINATING: 1. Family-Friendly Business - sponsored by Cariboo Family Enrichment Center - A Business sion has been weak that: demonstrates a progressive human resources policy with flexible work schedule, practical 1. 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A sure sign spring breakup is around the corner is the notice of upcoming road restrictions. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) has issued a public notice that load restrictions may be put in effect on highways and secondary highways and roads on short notice. Interior Roads Ltd. (IR) 100 Mile Division general manager Ken Kelly says MoTI controls when these load restrictions are in effect, but locally, it does consider the advice of IR. “We make recommendations to them because we are out there monitoring and [maintaining] the roads, and we see when breakup starts. You can tell if the frost is coming out of

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Logging trucks and other transporters of heavy loads are being advised load restrictions may be put in effect at any time by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. It monitors temperatures under the road surface and also considers other factors, such as the recommendations of local road maintenance contractor Interior Roads Ltd.

[the roads].” MoTI wants trucking and transport companies and the general public to be aware that heavy vehicles and commercial transport trucks and trailers could be limited to 50 per cent, 70 per cent or 100 per cent (none overweight) of a specified legal axle weight loading. Overweight permits will not be issued, and those already held will be invalidated should the need occur. MoTI Cariboo District manager Todd Hubner says the ministry also uses its own field staff observations. By accessing data from thermistors (temperature-sensing elements) embedded in the road base, he explains MoTI management can detect real-time temperatures up to two metres below the surface anytime up

to seven days prior. “It allows us to track the progress of how quickly the frost is coming out.” “It is a very collaborative process. We are looking at [IR’s] observations, our observations, weather forecasts, how quickly the frost is actually coming out – and we also gauge the importance of that road to industry.” The MoTI meets with local mills and other industries, so they can gauge their inventory levels and ramp up stock to get them through the breakup period, Hubner says, adding it may allow hauling at night in the final days before enforcing restrictions. Kelly notes the local IR crews also do a visual check because a stretch of warm weather will reveal bare road surfaces again, even on back

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So, for the hospital it is a definite improvement.” The DDC will control HVAC as well as some of the other systems within the hospital, he explains. “The existing control system is coming

towards being obsolete, and thus we’ll put in a new one before the other one breaks down.” This upgrade of the control systems is unrelated to the new boiler systems put in a couple of years ago, du Toit adds. He notes each year the CCRHD picks

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up 40 per cent of the costs of some of the larger capital items. “Interior Health is always appreciative of the funding supports we get from the Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Hospital District. They are our partners in proving funding for some of our healthcare services.”

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roads. He says that’s when the roads begin to break up (soften and become more porous). “The side roads – which are usually the ones that have the more restrictions – they are covered with compact snow for the most part right now. And, that is the way we like to leave them for winter conditions because it protects the road surface more ... if you do get a few mild days, it’s not melting into the road surface.” The frost really starts to come out once temperatures stay above

zero during the night as well as the day, he notes. Road signs will be placed when restrictions go in effect, and are posted online at www. DriveBC.ca, with more information under its Load Restrictions link. For more information, contact Brad Bushnell at 1-250-256-0329. However, Kelly says can no one can accurately predict when the heavy loads will be restricted on local roads and highways. “You never know; it just depends on the weather.”

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here are up to 70,000 British Columbians living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, and as our baby boomer population continues to age, this number is expected to grow. This situation is not unique to B.C. and it’s becoming a global epidemic as recently highlighted at the G8 Dementia Summit held in London, England. Because the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia can vary greatly among patients and can progress very slowly, it is often a confusing and painful time for the patients, their families and their friends. The B.C. Liberal government is committed to supporting the international and provincial research underway and to create programs that will help B.C. families facing this heartwrenching diagnosis. We are sharing knowledge and are working to leverage resources to develop best practices for supporting diagnosed individuals and their families.

In partnership with the Alzheimer Society of B.C., we have invested $6 million to support the First Link program, which is designed to offer customized information and access to services as soon as possible after diagnosis. Recently, a new $7.5-million fund to advance B.C.’s research into Alzheimer’s disease was announced with funding coming Terry from Brain Lake Canada, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Genome British Columbia and the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation. The Ministry of Health has been working hard on this front and released new guidelines on managing the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia – a key action in the Provincial Dementia Action Plan and part of our Seniors Action Plan.

The health ministry is also working closely with the BC Patient Safety and Care Quality Council, which held a kick-off event in October 2013 for its voluntary Call for Less Antipsychotics in Residential Care (CLeAR) initiative. CLeAR’s aim is to enhance the dignity of seniors in residential care who exhibit behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with dementia by working collaboratively with facilities to provide care that is individualized, non-pharmaceutical and evidence-based. The ministry, health authorities and frontline staff have taken an important step forward to improve the welfare of patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia and are working on the implementation of a training program developed

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n Jan. 27, BC Supreme Court Justice Susan Griffin ruled the B.C. Liberal government’s 2002 legislation, which removed teachers’ right to bargain class size and class composition, was unconstitutional. In her ruling, Justice Griffin restored the collective agreement provisions the B.C. Liberal government stripped away with Bill 28 in 2002. She also ordered the provincial government (taxpayers) to pay $2 million in damages and pick up the costs for the court case. This ruling set Premier Christy Clark and her caucus back on their heels because it called for definitive changing of the education landscape in British Columbia. However, this wasn’t the first time Justice Griffin ruled against the B.C. Liberal government. In 2011, she ruled Bill 28 was unconstitutional and gave the provincial government one year to resolve the situation. Instead, the government thumbed its nose at the BC Supreme Court and reintroduced the same provisions that had been ruled unconstitutional. The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation immediately filed a challenge in BC Supreme Court and, eventually, got another favourable ruling. In her most recent ruling, Justice Griffin noted the B.C. Liberal government didn’t negotiate with teachers in “good faith” and tried to provoke a union strike so the government could impose back-towork legislation. BCTF president Jim Iker called it a great day for students, teachers and democracy. The B.C. Liberal government announced it will file an appeal yesterday (Feb. 4), which could cost taxpayers $1 billion. Obviously, the Clark government’s hope is the recent ruling won’t dominate the legislative session when the MLAs go back to work in Victoria next week. However, being penalized for the snubbing of the BC Supreme Court ruling on the unconstitutionality of its education legislation is a real blow to the B.C. Liberals' credibility. We can expect that point to be brought up time and time again during question period. The appeal will give Premier Clark and her caucus the time to figure out how they’re going to restore the educational playing field to the pre-2002 standards. Perhaps the Clark government would have been better off to recognize it was an undemocratic move, apologize and work with the BCTF to find a way to make the classrooms better for children’s education in a cost-effective, step-by-step process.

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by P.I.E.C.E.S. Canada. The program is designed to provide a systematic framework for detection, assessment and care planning, using a comprehensive interdisciplinary clientcentred approach. Implementation of the P.I.E.C.E.S. program in all health authorities will continue over the next two years and will complement current resources to support caregivers to provide care for those suffering with dementia. By raising awareness and becoming informed of the signs, symptoms available and services, we can support those currently diagnosed with this disease to remain active and engaged members of their communities. As your Health Minister, I would like to encourage all British Columbians to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and ask you to spread awareness and support affected families. Terry Lake is British Columbia’s Health Minister.

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Trudeau leads Senate reform To the editor: Canadians expect their leaders to be open and honest with them, and they expect us to come forward with practical solutions that address problems directly. The Senate, through extreme patronage and partisanship, has become an institution that poorly serves the interests of Canadians. Paired with patronage, the pervasive issue of partisanship and control in the Senate is a deeply negative

force. We need immediate action to address this. That is why the National Liberal Caucus will only include elected members of Parliament, and not senators. This action will immediately mean that each of the 32 current Liberal senators will become independent of the Liberal Caucus. This is about doing the right thing for Canadians and our institutions. I believe Canadians are rightly seeking an effective institution that

Kinder Morgan input sought? On Jan. 15, the National Energy Board (NEB) started taking applications for British Columbia residents to participate in the review process for Kinder Morgan’s proposed new Trans Mountain pipeline and tankers. The daunting application process seems to be set up to deter people from participating. Anyone who wants to submit a letter of comment has to fill out a lengthy online application form within a short window of time (before Feb. 12), and even then the NEB may not let concerned British Columbians participate. Submissions will only be accepted if the NEB deems an applicant is “directly affected,” or has “relevant expertise.” Aren’t we all directly affected by development that threatens B.C.’s lands, waters and climate, and, therefore, don’t we all deserve to

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have a say in whether this project is approved or not? This environmental review process has blinders on. The NEB will not be considering the impacts of tar sands expansion linked to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline, or the greenhouse gas emissions produced by burning the heavy crude oil it transports. What doesn’t spill into salmon rivers or the ocean will spill into the atmosphere as carbon pollution, causing global warming. In a world where extreme weather events, droughts and acidifying oceans have become our daily reality, we are all directly affected. Will concerned British Columbians be excluded from this process? Caitlyn Vernon Sierra Club BC

debates the difficult issues they are facing today. Equally, I believe that Canadians have no desire to re-open the Constitution. I am taking action today with these reforms, and I hope to earn the opportunity to go further as prime minister. That is why I am also announcing that if I am elected Prime Minister, I will put in place an open, transparent and non-partisan appointment process for senators. This process will be

developed by working with experts and informed by other non-partisan appointment processes, such as that of the Supreme Court Justices and Order of Canada recipients. Further, as the majority party in the Senate, immediate and comprehensive change is in Conservative hands. I’m calling on the prime minister to do the right thing and join us in ending patronage and partisanship in the Senate. All he needs is the judgment and will to get it done.

Taken together, these steps represent the most significant and concrete actions to reform the Senate in its history. At our best, Liberals are relentless reformers. When public institutions fail to serve the public interest, we take bold steps to change them. These proposals will bring real, positive change for Canadians.

To the editor: This is an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and my Oxford, Ontario MP David MacKenzie. I am totally appalled by your treatment of our Veterans. Even I did not believe our government could sink so low. You recently gave millions of our tax dollars to foreign countries, while our Veterans, who have been used and abused by our country to attack other countries and have been forced see horrific actions around the world, are now abandoned by the very government that used them in the first place. I read in the Globe and Mail that millions of dollars are being used for ministers’ offices around Canada. This while the offices that are supposed to help our Veterans

are being shut down. You make me ashamed to be a Canadian. That our government could abandon those in need is an indication the people of Canada are all cannon fodder to be used and abused as long as they can pay

taxes, but after that, they are to be tossed aside. Shame on you and your government.

Justin Trudeau, Leader Liberal Party of Canada

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RCMP can protect prime minister To the editor: I am writing about the RCMP whisking away a couple of climatechange protesters who walked on stage when Prime Minister Stephen Harper was addressing a Vancouver Board of Trade event on Jan. 3. The RCMP takes the matter of protest very seriously because a security breach could put the prime minister in grave danger. The protestors take the Enbridge

pipeline very seriously because a pipeline breach could put the residents of British Columbia in grave danger. Perhaps the RCMP can tighten their security and protect the prime minister, but how will they protect B.C. residents from an earthquake that ruptures the pipeline?

End this bloody B.C. school war teachers for earnings they gave up. This week’s ruling, joining calls for an apology retroactive lump would be on top of the from Clark. That would be for what ongoing costs, running to hundreds of Justice Griffin characterized as deliberately millions more as 60 school districts try to provoking a strike to build public support reassemble the world of 2002. for the latest of a long line of settlements This union victory began when the imposed on teachers. Supreme Court of Canada invented a Within minutes, Dix received this caustic constitutional right to collective response from Tara Ehrcke, bargaining in 2007, based president of the Greater Victoria on “freedom of association” teachers’ union. in the Charter of Rights and “But where was the NDP during Freedoms. the election campaign?” Ehrcke The BCTF is piggy-backing asked Dix. “You committed a on that landmark decision, measly $100 million – a third of in favour of the Hospital what it will take to restore class Employees’ Union, after Gordon sizes and less than the [NDP] Campbell ran roughshod over platform in 2009, and only pocket Tom their sweetheart contract from change more than the Liberals’ the Glen Clark years. That one Learning Improvement Fund of Fletcher was settled for $85 million, $75 million.” including retroactive payments. Note the mindset of this In case there are parents and taxpayers prominent member of the radical fringe who still believe that all would be calm that controls the BCTF. “A measly $100 had the NDP won the 2013 election, allow million.” An extra $25 million? “Pocket me to put that to rest. change.” This is the same union boss who NDP Leader Adrian Dix took to his demanded that hundreds of teachers be Facebook page a couple of days after last hired this week, to reorganize current

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here are two reasons why the B.C. Liberal government must appeal the latest court ruling that damns its conduct, assesses damages of $2 million plus lawyer bills and appears to hand the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) the keys to the treasury. The first is practical politics. The legislature reopens Feb. 11 – ironically right after Family Day. An appeal will give rookie Education Minister Peter Fassbender the cover he will need during the daily 30 minutes of sniper fire that is Question Period. Rise. “It’s before the courts, Madam Speaker.” Sit. Even the trigger-happy Premier Christy Clark will be staying in her trench, after the bleeding wound she received from Justice Susan Griffin last week. The second reason is practical economics. The 2014 budget has gone to press. Government lawyers told the court that retroactively returning to 2001 classroom rules could cost $500 million, an estimate Griffin dismissed as “speculative.” It could include compensation to retired

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classes in the middle of the school year to make them smaller by one or two students. Parents and students would endure yet another major disruption of the public school system. And who needs an increase in rural ambulance service or drug-and-alcohol treatment for street kids. Let’s get those teacher-librarians back in schools, and slightly reduce class sizes to offset declining enrolment. No government, B.C. Liberal, NDP or Green Party, can let its unions control their own payroll, just as no private company can. That goes double for this union, which had its own obvious role in provoking an illegal strike in 2012. It made outrageous benefit demands and cancelled extracurricular programs for months before it even specified its wage demand. Bargaining, if you can call it that, resumes this week. Both sides need to cease fire. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca


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the province Councillor’s home target of arson attack WILLIAMS LAKE — Williams Lake city councillor Surinderpal Rathor’s home was the target of two arson attacks early Saturday, mere hours after his only daughter died suddenly Friday night. In fact, if Rathor and his wife Charanjit hadn’t been in the living room, awake due to their family emergency, the second attack could have proven fatal because a Molotov cocktail pierced the living room window, igniting curtains, carpet, ceiling and furniture. The first Molotov cocktail was thrown at the home around 2 a.m. When RCMP arrived, Rathor had already extinguished a burning rag on the walkway outside the window. RCMP members investigated the incident and afterwards Rathor and Charanjit went back inside to await the arrival of family from out of town. The second, more serious attack occurred at 3:30 a.m., and ignited the inside of the home immediately. Police said they thought it was a deliberate attack. Rathor said he is leaving the matter in the hands of police as he and his family prepare for their daughter’s funeral. B&E suspect flees on bike, collides with cop car KELOWNA - Kelowna RCMP say they are investigating after a fleeing suspect collided with a police cruiser Friday (Jan. 31) morning in the city's downtown North End. RCMP Const. Kris Clark said shortly after 9:30 am, police received a report of a man breaking into vehicles in the underground parking of an apartment building on the 1000-block of Manhattan Drive. The man fled the scene on a bicycle but was followed from the air by the RCMP's helicopter. The suspect navigated through various alleys in an attempt to evade police but his flight ended when he struck the front right side of a police car near the intersection of Cawston Avenue and Graham Street. The police car was moving at the time, said Clark, slowing to stop. A 28-year-old Kelowna man was taken to hospital but appeared to have suffered no major injuries.

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We will spend it together as a family.

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report 100 Mile RCMP House responded to 57 complaints and calls for service during the past week. Theft from purse On Jan 31, shortly before noon, a woman was walking westward in the tunnel under Highway 97 between Cariboo Mall and Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School. She reported that she felt a tug on her purse and turned to see three teenage boys who took money from her purse, which was apparently

visible, and ran back to the east towards the mall. She was allegedly pushed down during this altercation. She walked up the hill to the 100 Mile House RCMP detachment to report the incident. She saw the youth walking around the corner of the Cariboo Mall. The three youth were described as wearing dark jeans, hoodies and one was wearing a dark jacket. One was described as having blond hair. This description was broadcast to the five responding police cars. Several people were checked at various locations in 100 Mile House and enquiries were

conducted with several businesses, but no one matching the description was located.

The amount of money taken was reported to be under $400. The woman did not suffer

any serious injuries. The investigation into this incident is continuing.

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School District #27 is getting on board with educating youth about the risks and responsibilities of using social media. After the RCMP reported a suspected crime ring involving online activity of students in the Kamloops School District, including the distribution of child pornography, many school districts are having a closer look for similar local activity.

While the police are not yet releasing the specifics about the material passed between secondary students in that city, a range of charges, including the production and distribution of child pornography, harassment and uttering threats are being considered. In SD27, preventive measures include holding student presentations and a community event featuring social media consultant Jesse Miller. The community event

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A lawyer from 100 Mile House says the decision to suspend him for professional misconduct for improperly withdrawing a client’s funds is “wrong.” Douglas E. Dent is appealing a 45-day suspension recently handed down by the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC). The suspension, which Dent is seeking to be deferred, is scheduled to begin on Feb. 10. During a hearing in October 2013, LSBC states Dent admitted to using $2,000 he was holding in trust to recover legal fees and disbursements from his client, while the money was supposed to be forwarded to his client’s spouse in equalization payments under the terms of a separation agreement.

100 Mile Legion Branch 260 To Members in good standing of 100 Mile Branch #260 of the Royal Canadian Legion

NOTICE OF MOTION It is the intention of the By-Laws Committee to move adoption of revisions to the Branch By-Laws at the General Meeting on February 27, 2014. If the Membership supports the Motion, the revised By-Laws will be forwarded to the Cariboo Zone Commander and BC/Yukon Command for their ratification.

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Minor damage and no injuries were reported in a motor vehicle incident on Dogwood Crescent in 100 Mile House that involved Sgt. Don McLean of the local RCMP detachment on Jan. 31 around 12:45 p.m.

takes place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the commons of the Williams Lake Campus of Lake City Secondary School (LCSS). Three presentations will be made for students earlier in the day. SD27 superintendent Mark Thiessen says an effective live-feed could not be arranged for 100 Mile House, but some Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) students will be bused to Williams Lake to hear Miller speak. He also hopes to

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“The panel found that Dent put his own interests ahead of his client’s by withdrawing the funds from the trust account without consent in order to be compensated for his work,” the panel report states. Dent says he believes he received oral consent from his client to use the money. The society states Dent also requested an additional $2,000 from his client to settle what was owed to the spouse in equalization payments. Dent is also required to pay costs in the amount of $4,720. The panel’s decision reads, “We must have due regard for the public interest and the need to ensure the public’s confidence in the integrity of the profession generally.” Dent says he’s “fairly certain” the suspension will be deferred. “We’re still open for business.”

arrange for Miller to speak in 100 Mile House at some point, for those who can’t make it to the Williams Lake events. PSO principal Vic Brett says up to 60 students will attend the event at LCSS and then report back to local teachers and students on what they heard, and what they learned. “We look forward to hearing back from them and how they enjoyed the presentation.” Brett notes Miller will explain how social media is embedded in today’s society and the trials and the trends that are occurring with the online sharing component for students. “He also is speaking about social media and how it is impacting our homes and how we can

produce smart, aware, ethical media participants that build a positive online reputation.” Brett adds it is unfortunate that Miller couldn’t speak at PSO, but hopes he will be able to do so in the future. The evening presentation at LCSS is open to the South Cariboo community – parents, students or anyone else who’d like to attend and hear more about how social media has impacted homes and learning environments. During the past six years, Thiessen says, Miller has guided students toward communicating an effective and positive message through social media and building an online reputation that will support them in the future.

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100 Mile House Lions Club, and a Safe Ride Home available for those who need it. The separate Citizen of the Year Award will be presented by Donna Barnett at the same event. (Read the story on page A17 of the Jan. 29 100 Mile House Free Press edition for more details, but note the deadline has been extended to Feb. 11.)

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As work bee volunteers lay down boards lining the track for the South Cariboo’s prime cross-country skiing event set to go on Feb. 8, Kerry Tunnacliffe propelled herself up a stretch of trail near the Nordics Day Lodge at the 99 Mile Ski Trails. The Forest Grove resident says the conditions there are really nice with the recent cold snap. “It’s not too fast and not too slow,” explains Tunnacliffe, stepping out of her skis on Feb. 1. “It usually takes about six kilometres to warm up,” Tunnacliffe says, adding she will be competing in the 30-km race. Last year, the Cariboo Marathon attracted 150 entrants. Organizers are hoping for a similar number when the races go on Saturday. Bib pickup and registration deadline is Feb. 7 between 3 and 8 p.m. at the Nordics Day Lodge. People can register electronically at zone4. ca by midnight on Feb. 6. The races see a variety of categories for ages and distances – full marathon (50 kilometres) mini marathon (30

can do together.” There’s a big family component to the Cariboo Marathon too, she adds. “We have 180 Nordic members this year.... Anybody can strap on a pair of skis. If you don’t want to ski, then come out and cheer and have a fun day.”

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More than a dozen Nordic Ski Society members and volunteers participated in a work bee at the 99 Mile Ski Trails on Feb. 1 to help prepare for the Cariboo Marathon scheduled on Feb. 8.

km), juniors (20 km), recreational (20 km and 10 km) and rabbits (10 km and five km). This year, the course will run a bit shorter on a 12-km loop, which changes the distances some, but it is more spectator friendly, explains Cariboo Marathon committee chair Nicola Maughn “People will be buzzing through the stadium much more often. I think it will be good. “Hopefully, next year we’ll be back out on the big (course). But, it will work for this year.” Maughn adds that volunteers – like the

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“A race like this wouldn’t run without the volunteers and the support of the community.” Moore, a triathlete, is undecided about entering this year because she has a swim race in Williams Lake that same day. Still, the longtime society member and local teacher says it was an amazing feeling to win in 2013. “I certainly didn’t expect that going out there. I don’t know what more to say other than it was a real honour to be able to do that in my hometown. Not ’s Favourite RV Deale na d a r Ca ~ Proudly Serving You Since 1967 ~

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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 today (Feb. 5). The potluck luncheon is at 12:15 p.m. and the installation of officers is at 1. 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 dropin 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. This workshop is open to all and registration is not required Watch Lake q The Watch Lake/Green Lake Community Association is having its annual general meeting at the Watch Lake Community Hall on Feb. 17. There will be a social at 7 p.m. and the meeting commences at 7:30. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month, starting with a social at 7 p.m. and the meeting gets underway at 7:30. 100 MILE q Prenatal/infant parent information sessions and lunch drop-in are held at the Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (#1-486 Birch Ave.)

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on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest speakers present topics of interest to expectant mothers and families with children up to three years old. Call 250-395-5155 for more information. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile and District Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the 100 Mile House branch of the Cariboo Regional District Library. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts. For more information call Glenna at 250-3953661. 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 The South Cariboo Writers' Guild members welcome writers of all skill levels to join us every second and fourth Thursday in the Program Room at the 100 Mile House Library. Meetings go from 6:15 to 7:55 p.m. and there is no cost or commitment involved. Please see our website at www. southcariboowriters. com for more information.

100 MILE q The South Cariboo Lioness Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at BJ's Donuts & Eatery at 305 Birch Ave. They also hold a potluck lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the 100 Mile United Church at 49 Dogwood Cresc. Contact Janet Belcourt for more information at 250-395-3550. 100 MILE q Creekside Seniors regular monthly meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre. 100 MILE q TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) BC #1170 meets Thursdays at the 100 Mile House United Church at 49 Dogwood Ave. Weighin is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call Kirsteen at 250395-3344 or Agnes at 250-395-4129 for more information. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House Red Cross Medical Equipment Loans Service needs volunteers. The service provides those in need with a short-term loan of medical equipment. If you wish to volunteer, call 250-3959092 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays for more information. 100 MILE q Cariboo Calico Quilters Guild members meet at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on Mondays, 6:30-9:30

p.m., and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Roberta at 250-395-4472 or Janice at 250-395-2017 for information. 100 MILE q 2887 RMR RCACC local army cadets for youths 12-18 years meet Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Youth Training Centre at 5830 Horse Lake Rd. No cost. For more information, call Capt. Kevin Seal at 250-706-2446. GREEN LAKE q Help Us Get Slim (HUGS) meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at 2489 North Bonaparte Rd. Call Elaine at 250-456-7391 for information. LAC LA HACHE q Branch 1689 of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Thursdays at the OAPO Hall (Pioneer Centre) at 4822 Clarke St., from 8:30-10:30. Visitors (preteens, teens and adults – male and female) are always welcome. LONE BUTTE q O.U.T. (Other Unusual Talents) Group meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, starting at 10 a.m. at the Lone Butte Community Hall. For more information, call Pat at 250-3952114 or Audrey at 250395-4206. 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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This Sunday (Feb. 9) at 10 a.m., the Green Lake Snowmobile Club (GLSC) will be hosting its annual Winterfest activities, involving its famous 50-kilometre loop Poker Run and open house. There will be a lot of members present to inform people about the Sunday rides, trails, clubhouse rentals, insurance and plans in store for next year. Being a club member lowers your snowmobile insurance costs.

Everyone who owns a sled is encouraged to come and join in this race. Registration is at 10 a.m. The first sled goes out at 10. This is not a race of speed and time is not the factor. The winner will be the one who ends up with the best poker hand from cards collected at each checkpoint along the route. There will be hotdogs, hamburgers, chili, coffee and hot chocolate to warm folks up. There are great prizes to be won including a 50/50 draw. Maps and pledge forms will be available at the clubhouse. Children under the age of 16 participating in the ride must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a lot of games, such as ice

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while their parents talk to the members about the club and all the activities they are planning. “It’s a great opportunity to have some fun with your friends and neighbours on the Family Day long weekend,” says GLSC president Peter McKie. “Come and join the Poker Ride and donate to the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities. Last year, we raised $1,800 and our goal this year is $2,000.” Come see the

Bombardier Bombi trail groomer and experience riding on freshly groomed trails, McKie says. “You don’t have to be a sledder to join the club, so come see our clubhouse, have lunch at the concession and join in the activities for children.” Folks who have large groups are asked to call McKie at 250-456-6806 or Art Groves at 250456-2112 in advance if they wish to ride together, or if they have any questions.

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By Gail Potter ave MacIntosh, his son, Steve, and three of Steve’s buddies came up to Green Lake to play hockey about eight years ago and they have been clearing off a small rink to play shinny every Christmas holidays since. As the years went by, the group of players grew and now there is enough for two teams to play a real game. Each year, there are new things added to the rink, including backdrops, boards, lighting, benches and score boards. It is a closed, by-invitation-only gathering. There is no set weekend and many of them play hockey together all year long on the Coast. A couple of these men, Shawn Finn and Brian Ceci, are videographers and two years ago they put together a video, Make Hockey Happen, and last year they made a sequel, Make Hockey Happen: Open Ice. Both of them can be seen on YouTube. They sent a copy of these videos to the Vancouver Canucks organization, which wrote an article about them and placed the videos on the front page of the Canucks website for a while. Devon Finn, who produced the videos, attempted to entice some Canuck players to join them at the lake. After a while, the organization came up with the idea of sending four Canucks alumni from the ‘94 Stanley Cup finals to spend a day at Green Lake. All they needed was a sponsor to cover the costs and Budweiser stepped in. It was a chilly, foggy afternoon when the four Canucks – Kirk

McLean, Cliff Ronning, Dave Babych and Geoff Courtnall – and their crew arrived. They were pleasantly surprised to see the quality of the set-up. The game started with the playing of the national anthem, continued into the wee hours of the morning and ended with O Canada. The Canucks alumni all seemed to have a great time and it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the Green Lake regulars, and a memory they will never forget. The plan was to make another video this year and play it in the Rogers Arena at each Canucks home game. Continued on 24

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Kelly Chow, blue uniform, celebrated scoring a goal while former Canuck goalie Kirk McLean (1) and former Canuck centre Cliff Ronning (7) skate away from the net and John Wilson, back right, looks on. This action occurred during the recent Green Lake Stanley Cup finals.

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When it comes to having steady spending habits, a new survey suggests Canadians have simply lost it. A joint survey conducted by Credit Canada Debt Solutions and Capital One found 76 per cent of Canadians know they spend too much money and have a hard time stopping their habits. "Admitting you have a bad spending habit is the first step in getting your personal finances back on track," the survey noted. "Spending vices are a form of addiction, and they have a way of adding up quickly. To break the cycle, set out

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Horse Lake Elementary School's hoopsters preparing for tournaments HORSE LAKE ELEMENTARY

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Hi again! My name is Alaynah and every month I will be writing an article for my school, Horse Lake Elementary School. Let’s get started! Our grades 5, 6 and 7 students have been practising their basketball skills during, well, basketball practice, obviously. The girl’s team will be testing their skills at 100 Mile House Elementary School against none other than the 100 Mile girl’s team, for an exhibition game. Kyra Hopson, our awesome coach, will be attending to cheer on our team.

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Karisma Hopson, left, James Ford and Madeline Martin are among the Horse Lake Elementary School Grade 7 basketball players who will be competing in school tournaments on Feb. 27.

The Grade 7 boy’s basketball team, coached by Mike Davidson and Margaret Ramsay, will be attending a tournament at Mile 108 Elementary

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Canucks alumni • Kirk McLean played 516 Canuck games and recorded 211 wins and 20 shutouts. His finest performances were during the ‘94 playoff run when he backstopped the Canucks in all 24 games en route to the seventh game of the Stanley Cup finals. On July 25, he will be inducted into the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame. • Geoff Courtnall scored 242 points in 292 games (18th place, all-time) while playing with the Canucks. Following the 1994/95 campaign, he re-signed with the St. Louis Blues as a free agent and retired in 1999 as a result of a serious concussion.

• Cliff Ronning, a Burnaby native, played four seasons in St. Louis before “coming home” to Vancouver via a seven-player trade (March 5, 1991). In five seasons with Vancouver, Ronning played 366 games, scoring 112 goals and 216 assists. He also collected 58 points in 72 playoff games, including 15 points in 24 games during Vancouver’s drive to the finals in 1994. • Dave Babych played seven years for the Canucks during his 19 years in the NHL. During his third season with the Canucks, they advanced all the way to the Stanley Cup finals. After the game, both teams celebrated winning the replica Stanley Cup.

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Vancouver Canucks alumni Kirk McLean, left, Geoff Courtnall, Dave Babych and Cliff Ronning arrived for the Green Lake Stanley Cup finals, which was played on a homemade outdoors hockey rink complete with boards, benches and lighting. They carried their sticks and skates like they would have done many years ago as youth heading out to a neighbourhood game of pond hockey.

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The use of pesticides is intended within the area to which the pest management plan applies. The purpose of the proposed Pest Management Plan (PMP) is to treat wood structures with pesticides (“wood preservatives”) to protect and increase their service life and ensure the reliability and safety of the electrical system. The wood structures include, poles and associated equipment and any wood structures eg. helipads, fences, sign posts, walkways and bridges.

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The proposed manners of applying the wood preservatives include: external bandage treatments, internal liquid, powder, foam and gel treatments, external liquid treatments (brush on), internal solid treatments (rods). Other management methods include stubbing and replacing wood poles and when installing new poles using pre treated poles and using plastic liners.

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CCLF attracts good crowd, laughs during Laughopolis Comedy Combo Tour Guffaws, giggles and sidesplitting hilarity seemed to be the order of the day for the packed house at the Laughopolis Comedy Combo Tour held at Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship (CCLF) on Jan. 28. “I think I even heard a few snorts,” says Pastor Rick Barker, who set up and hosted the two-and-a-half-hour event. Known as Canada’s premier clean stand-up comedian, Leland Klassen headlined the night and partnered at times throughout with the antics of Andrew Bright and Elijah Tadema of The Panic Squad out of Washington State. Klassen, who hails out of Vancouver, began the night by poking fun at his obvious awkwardness, his attempts at working out, life at home

being a husband and father, and other day-to-day activities, which the crowd of some 200 people “totally got,” Barker adds. Then the improv comedians took over with their no-script acting and ad-libbing, which Barker notes is always amazing. “The creative talent needed to pull off some of the audience suggestions was outstanding,” he says, referring to one game during which Bright needed to communicate (without English) to Tadema a very difficult scene to act out. “Tadema was taken downstairs out of earshot while the audience threw out suggestions to Bright for a place, an occupation and a thing, which he then needed to translate to his buddy using gestures only. “The audience gave him a

bush on the moon as a place, a male model specializing in suits made of taxidermal rats and then using a pencil made out of cheese. I thought charades was tough until I saw this. It was outstanding and hilarious at the same time.” The show, which was sponsored in part by World Vision, included a three-minute plug for sponsoring children in needy parts of the world, as well as a brief promo for co-sponsor Trinity Western University. It was during the 10-minute intermission of that one lady pointed to her solar plexus and exclaimed, “I hurt right here,” Barker says, adding there was a lot of that going around. “Anytime these guys come through, we will book them in. Laughter truly is a great medicine for the soul.”

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Volunteers Mike Buschlen, left, and Miki Hatton were called up from the audience to perform with improv comedian Andrew Bright during the Laughopolis Comedy Combo Tour at Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship on Jan. 28.

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Dear Canimites, Recent cool weather has kept the birds hanging about the feeders and suet blocks, taking their turns at the easy grub. A number of people report mixed flocks of slate-coloured and Oregon juncos overwintering, this being

the first year in many they have done that here at Canim.

Logs rolling out Logging trucks are a frequent sight on Canim-Hendrix Lake Road, and Kelly Powell of West Fraser says roughly 50 loads a day of spruce and balsam

are coming west out of the high country. Pioneer Logging is working the Hendrix Lake area, while McNeil & Sons Logging and Henderson Contracting are drawing out the Boss Creek Road from the slopes of Big Timothy Mountain. This will continue until load restrictions come on, usually in early March. Kelly says the valleys they are logging have been hit hard by beetles. Up to 75 per cent of these big mature trees have been killed and were standing dead. Most are suitable for dimensional lumber, but some poorer qual-

ity and twisted logs are going to the OSB plant in 100 Mile House. Of the remaining 25 per cent, which are green, he says one to two loads a day are travelling north to Williams Lake as peelers. Community club bursary The Canim Community Club (CCC) has decided to award a bursary of $1,000 annually to a student graduating from Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School who is going on to a postgraduate program or apprenticeship. Continued on 27

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Logging trucks “thread the needle” through the infamous Cabbage Corner at Canim Lake. This sharp bend, which seems to have a decreasing radius from the east, can surprise the unwary.

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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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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.

• Feb. 6-March 13 – A solo exhibition by Michelle Brown, a painter from 108 Mile Ranch, opens at Parkside Art Gallery. There is a reception on Feb. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. • Feb. 8 – There will be a Zumba fitness charity event at the 108 Community Centre from 10 to 11 a.m. Proceeds from the event will go to Mike Jones who was born and raised in 100 Mile House and is having a bone marrow transplant. For more information, contact Gale Ogden at agleogden@hotmail.com or call 250-396-7381. • Feb. 8 – The Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department is holding its annual ice-fishing derby. Weigh-in is from dawn to 2 p.m. at the intersection of Julsrud and Burgess roads. The $6 tickets are available at the weigh-in. • Feb. 9 – The Green Lake Snowmobile Club Winterfest and Open House will be held at the clubhouse (176 Green Lake South Rd.). Registration for the poker ride is at 10 a.m. (entry fee by donation) and the first sled leaves at 10:30. Youth under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. For more information on this BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities fundraiser, call Peter McKie at 250-456-6806. • 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 and entries will be taken up to race day. 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. 14 – The 100 Mile House Legion is having a Valentine’s Day Dance, starting at 7 p.m. Dance to the music of Perfect Match; snacks are available. Tickets are $15 a person and are available at the Legion. • Feb. 22 – The Lone Butte Fish & Wildlife Association is having its annual Open House and Banquet fundraiser at the 100 Mile Community Hall. The open house is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the banquet is at Smitty’s Restaurant with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and the prime rib dinner served at 6:30. There will be wild game tasting and prizes for the best wild game dishes. Tickets are $40 a person and are available at Exeter Sporting Goods, Lone Butte Sporting Goods or by calling Brian at 250-395-8811.

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Students from the area served by the club will receive preference and, thereafter, financial need will be considered. The award will be advertised on the school’s website, and the winning student will be selected by the Scholarship Selection Committee at PSO. However, to obtain the funds, the student must first contact the CCC with proof of their

registration for further studies and tuition paid. Bird count The Great Backyard Bird Count will take place Feb. 14 -17. The event, sponsored in part by Bird Studies Canada, gathers bird sighting information around the world in a massive public effort. Scientists say the count is “a tremendous piece of citizen science,” which helps track the health of birds on a

scale that would never be otherwise possible. It helps researchers understand what is happening to the physical world. In 2013, bird watchers from 111 countries on all seven continents participated, logging 35 million bird sightings. You don’t have to be an

expert, just someone who can watch for 15 minutes on one or more of the days of the count, and then register sightings online. Check it out by searching Great Backyard Bird Count on Google. That’s all for now. Until next time, here’s wishing you many blessings.

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and a quiet time area for book reading. Another popular station was bowling for books. Lots of great children’s books were donated by the Eliza Archie Daycare Centre for the children to choose from when they knocked over the bowling pins. Some local businesses contributed cash, books and games, as well as their time to help at the event. After a busy day of reading and play, everyone was looking forward to the spaghetti dinner.

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Literacy Day was celebrated at the Canim Lake Band gym on Jan. 25 between 1 and 6 p.m. Tables were set up throughout the gym with different games and challenges that encouraged reading and interaction with others. Lori Dodds, one of the co-ordinators, says reading is learned in many ways and one of them is family time – reading together. Children were encouraged to contribute to their storytelling talents to the “Never Ending Story” roll by adding a line or two to a community story. There was a puppet-making

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Long weekend busy around Interlakes DEKA DISTRICT Diana Forster 250 593-2155

Family Day weekend promises to be great fun for all. On Feb. 8, folks can enter Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s (DLDVFD) Ice-Fishing Derby. Weigh in is from dawn to 2 p.m. at the intersection of Julsrud and Burgess roads. Tickets, $6 each, are available from any firefighter or at the weigh in. Outhouse races On Feb. 9, come enjoy the Interlakes Outhouse

Races at Interlakes Corner from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants need a team of three people and must build outhouses to specifications. The official registration deadline was Feb. 1, but if you drop by The Country Pedlar, your registration will probably still be accepted.There is no charge for participants or spectators. Clarification Apparently, I misspoke in an earlier column, and DLDVFD’s ice-out raffle tickets will not be available until a week or so after the icefishing derby. Fees due Advertising fees for 2014 are now due for those who advertise in the Deka Lake & District

Ratepayers’ Association (DLDRA) thrice-annual newsletter. The cost is $20, which may be hand-delivered to Penny Millway or Lorna Wiebe, or mailed to DLDRA, c/o 7524 Burgess Rd., Lone Butte, V0K 1X3. Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers. • The Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission and Interlakes Community Association annual general meetings starts at 7 p.m. tonight (Feb. 5) at Interlakes Hall • Kids Space meets 5:30-7:30 p.m., Feb. 7 at Interlakes Hall. All children to the age 12 are welcome. • Bridge Lake Community School meets at 1:30 p.m., Feb. 11 at the school.

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Batter up You know it’s spring when it’s time to register for softball. Registration will take place Feb. 15 at 100 Mile House Elementary School between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The South Cariboo Minor Softball Association is encouraging girls and boys

from ages five to 18 to come out and join. Forms for registration can be picked up and dropped off at Canlan Sports Centre office, Exeter Sporting Goods and Jean’s Place. Student testing Until Feb. 21, the Grade 4 and 7 students at Forest Grove Elementary School

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• Deka Ladies Auxiliary meets 10:30 a.m., Feb. 12. • Interlakes Snowmobile Club meets 7 p.m., Feb. 12, downstairs

at Wildmans Family Dining & Lounge. • “13 to 93” meets at 5 p.m., Feb. 14 at 7895 Dean Rd., Bridge Lake. All are welcome.

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Please be advised that the Cariboo Regional District is intending to enter into long term Construction and Use Agreements to accommodate the development of open-sided aircraft shelters at the South Cariboo Regional Airport at 108 Mile Ranch. The term of the proposed Agreements is 10 years with an option for a second 10-year extension. The annual fee payable to the Regional District under the Agreements is based on the footprint area of the shelters and will be comparable to the current fee for aircraft tie-down spots. For more information or to express an interest in the agreements, please contact the Cariboo Regional District, Manager of Community Services at 250-392-3351 or dcampbell@cariboord.bc.ca before February 28, 2014. Suite D, 180 North Third Ave, Williams Lake

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• Open to everyone with babies and children up to 5 years-old • Free fun for families in the gym at your local school • Meet community service providers, StrongStart facilitators and kindergarten teachers • Learn about ‘Science - explore & discover’ • Lots of goodies to take home!

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PLEaSE notE: StrongStart programs run only when school is in session until June 20, 2014. Kindergym will run at times when school is not in session and during the summer – please, call or check the Free Press for announcements.

100 Mile House Elementary School Monday to Friday 9am - noon ~ Thursday Night Dinner 4pm-7pm Call the school 250-395-2258 or Shelly 250-395-9303 Forest Grove School Tuesday & Thursday 9am - noon ~ Call the school 250-397-2962 or Sheila 250-397-0011 Horse Lake School Tuesday 9am - noon ~ Wednesday Night Dinner 4pm-7pm ~ Call the school 250-395-4572 or Kristina 250-791-9294 Lac la Hache School Tuesday & Thursday 9am - noon ~ Call the school 250-396-7230 or Jennifer 250-791-6675 Mile 108 Elementary School Tuesday & Thursday 9am - noon ~ Call the school 250-791-5221 or Jackie 250-791-0004 100 Mile House Kindergym at the Community Hall Downtown Thursday 9:45am - 11:45am ~ Call Elke 250-395-1256 or Shelly 250-395-9303

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100 Mile Invis are champs Local teams hosted 100 Mile House Wranglers Novice Challenge Gaven Crites Free Press

100 Mile House Novice hockey teams finished first, third and sixth at a tournament played at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre last weekend. Following round-robin games on Feb. 1, final matchups were set for Feb. 2. 100 Mile Invis and Quesnel played in the championship game. A strong finish propelled the local skaters to a 6-5 victory. Riley Campbell found the back of the net in the first period for Invis, but 100 Mile House was down 3-1 after the opening frame. Campbell scored twice in the second to complete a hat trick, while Bradley Bissat also scored in the second. Heading into the final period, it was Quesnel 5, 100 Mile House 4. With slightly more than seven minutes to play, Noah Sanders tied the game. Then with less than two minutes left, Sanders, adding to the late-game heroics, scored again, sealing the tournament championship. Assists in the game were made by Sanders and Treyton Pacheco. Earlier in the day, 100 Mile Canadian 2 for 1 and Merritt played in a meeting between third and fourth seeds. It was the local team coming out on top, as Canadian 2 for 1 notched a 6-4 win. Nolan Duff scored in the first period, assisted by Daniel Villeneuve. It was the same players banging pucks home in the second period, as Duff added one and Villeneuve two, with an assist by Duff. Heading into the final frame, 100 Mile House and Merritt were tied 4-4. Duff and Villeneuve continued with the hot hands. Each skater added one more to complete hat tricks. The first game on Feb. 2 saw the sixth- and fifth-place teams face off – Lillooet against 100 Mile Central GM. The local players started strong. Xander Flett scored in the first minute, with assists by Blaire McLean and Kyle Harding. In the second period, Cameron Scott scored for 100 Mile and assists were made by Devon Wisdom and Harding. The contest was notched at two with the final frame left to play. Lillooet scored three more goals and won 5-2.

FAST bytes GRADS VS TEACHERS Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School grads are facing off against teachers tonight (Feb. 5). The community is invited to attend the annual hockey game that will see the local grad students take on their teachers at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House. Game time for the dry grad fundraiser is 6:30 p.m.

SKI UPGRADE The Mt. Timothy Ski Area has started a campaign to raise funds for new padded seats on its chairlifts. The Chairlift Padded Seat Project is part of ongoing upgrades at the mountain, located near Lac la Hache. Any donations made to the National Sport Trust Fund and earmarked for Mt. Timothy Ski Society (MTSS) Project (#285) will be credited to the not-forprofit Mt. Timothy Ski Society and the donor will receive an official tax receipt. Every $500 donation will have an acknowledgement embroidered on one of the chairlift seats.

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100 Mile Invis player Riley Campbell (13) celebrated after firing home one of his three goals against Quesnel during the 100 Mile House Wranglers Novice Challenge 2014 at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Feb. 1.

Shoot to win goes ‘double’ rapid fire The popular “shootto-win” contest at 100 Mile House Wranglers games is getting a real, rapid fire boost. A brand new car that retails for more than $18,000 is the prize for the fan lucky and skilled enough to win the challenge between the second and third period of the local Junior B hockey club’s next home game. A lucky program number will be drawn with five minutes left in the second period at the South Cariboo

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Rec. Centre when the Wranglers host the Kelowna Chiefs on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Before the ice is cleaned and while the nets are set, 20 pucks will be lined up at centre ice. The contestant will have 20 seconds to put the pucks in the open net. If 16 pucks are in the net after 20 seconds, the contestant will win a brand new car. “There will only be 300 lucky program numbers available, so buy them up fast and early,” says Tom Bachynski, Wranglers team presi-

dent and owner of Central GM in 100 Mile House. One person from an event hosted by the Cariboo Bar Association and the Wranglers during the game will also have a chance at winning a car. Wranglers fans can expect at least one round of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action. Tickets for the first round will go on sale at noon on Feb.7. Season ticket holders get first rights to their seats. All other available seats, including some general admission

seats and any unclaimed seasonticket seats, will go on sale on a first come, first served basis on Feb. 14. All seats will be sold in playoff packs of four tickets per seat – $48 for adults and $40 for students and seniors. Tickets are only available at the Wranglers office. The first round is slated to start Feb. 25 and is a bestof-seven series. To reserve your tickets, please email office@100milewranglers.com or call 250-395-4344.

Bridge Lake Electric went 0-4 in Williams Lake last weekend. The Atom development team scored seven goals in the tournament. Kyson Hopson was the game 1 most valuable (MVP), and the Heart and Hustle award went to Kai Flett. Colton Sanford was the MVP in game 2 and Jadyn Monical got the Heart and Hustle nod. Game 3 saw Kyle Sanford as MVP and Jacob Henderson was the Heart and Hustle winner. In game 4, Mat Wilden was the MVP and the Heart and Hustle award went to Mason Pincott.


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Cleansing for Improved Health Our bodies are meant to naturally cleanse themselves of toxins; however, in the world today, the human body has to process more toxic chemicals than ever before. Air pollution, pesticides and other chemicals end up in our soil, water, and food supply and ultimately into our bodies. As the levels of pollution and waste increase in our environment, they overwhelm our bodies’ ability to remove them. Every second, 310 kilograms of toxic chemicals are released into the environment, and over 1.1 billion pounds of pesticides are used on the food we eat. These wastes are deposited in our cells and tissues, where they weaken our body’s ability to function effectively, leading to symptoms like fatigue, headaches, gas and bloating, body odour, constipation, skin irritations and rashes, and sleeplessness.

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100 Mile House & District Minor Hockey Schedule for Feb. 5 – Feb. 11, 2014

Wednesday, Feb. 5 6:30 p.m.

2014 PSO GRAD/TEACHER HOCKEY GAME (G)

Thursday, Feb. 6

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Wranglers forward Lane van de Wetering, right, is seen here vying for position with Princeton player Bryan Kromm when the 100 Mile House Wranglers hosted the Princeton Posse at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Jan. 31. van de Wetering, 18, of Quesnel scored the game-winning goal on a penalty shot in the 2-1 victory. He has collected 38 points in 47 games for 100 Mile House this season.

Wranglers edge Posse, fall to Chiefs, Eagles

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Tied at one with the Princeton Posse six minutes into the third, 100 Mile House Wranglers defenceman Henry Hart sprung forward Lane van de Wetering on a short breakaway. van de Wetering was tripped up on the play and the referee pointed at centre ice signalling a penalty shot. In front of the announced 549 in attendance at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Jan. 31, van de Wetering strolled down the middle of the ice, stick-handled once at the hash mark, and snapped the puck high gloveside, whipping it past the Princeton goaltender and notching the 2-1 game winner. van de Wetering says he’s “never really been a big penalty shot guy.” He was on this night. “Somebody on the team told me to shoot it if I saw an opening. I saw the goalie was kind of in his net, so I waited a little bit and shot it to where I thought I could beat him.” Like the home crowd has been doing all season long when a Wrangler lights a lamp, they erupted, and it was loud. “The fans are always awesome,” van de Wetering says. “It was such a full house.” Coach Doug Rogers calls it a “gritty” and “important” win for the local

Junior B hockey club. “I think that anyone who came to the game, saw one of the most entertaining games of the year.” William Orrey earned a game misconduct for fighting in the first period and Stephen Egan was ejected for the same infraction in the second. The short bench had some players, like van de Wetering, skating more shifts to finish the game. Neither team scored in the first but Princeton (14-25-0-5) had a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes. In the third, Donovan Law scored on the power play for 100 Mile House at the 16:16 mark, with assists by Kenny Nordstrom and van de Wetering. “It was a good character win for us,” Rogers says. “The players battled hard and deserved the win.” On Feb. 1, 100 Mile House (2220-0-5) was in tough on the road against the Kelowna Chiefs (29-13-03), Okanagan Division leaders. Rogers says the 8-2 loss was a game to learn from and move on. Tyson Levesque notched the game’s only opening period goal, with assists by Robert Orrey and Egan. Kelowna scored the next four before Law scored goal No. 2, with assists to Bradley Williams and Michael Lynch, for 100 Mile House. Kelowna poured on four more in the final 20 minutes. Continued on 37

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Saturday, Feb. 8

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Monday, Feb. 10 ~ Family Day 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. 8 p.m.-9:15 p.m.

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Tuesday, Feb. 11 6:15 a.m.-7:45 a.m. 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. 8 p.m.-9 p.m.

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LOG HAULERS Attention Truckers! Wildrose Logging Company is seeking Log Haulers! Drivers needed for company owned trucks and sub-contract trucks . We offer competitive wages and rates and always put your safety first! Please forward your resume or company information with a current drivers abstract to hr@isley.ca or fax to 780-532-1250

North Enderby Timber is looking to hire for various sawmill positions including Heavy Duty Mechanic (Journeyman or Apprentice). Millwright and Fabricator. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637.

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Adult Activity Centre Coordinator The Canim Lake Band is seeking a part-time Adult Activity Centre (AAC) Coordinator. As part of the White Feather Family Centre health team, the successful candidate will manage the day-to-day operations of the ACC, administrate and evaluate services and ensure programs reflect the cultural values and interests of those participating. EDUCATION / TRAINING / CERTIFICATION: • Grade 12 Graduate or GED • Prefer Certification as a Seniors Activity Assistant from a recognized post-secondary institution or equivalent • First Aid Level I • Criminal Record Check EXPERIENCE: • Three to four (3 - 4) years of experience organizing activities and events • Knowledge of First Nations traditions, values, and culture • Ability to form positive relationships with Elders and people with disabilities QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, & KNOWLEDGE: • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and understanding of local First Nations • Ability to consistently demonstrate tact, discretion, and sound judgment • Ability to foster and maintain a good relationship within the community and outside organizations • Forms and maintains a positive working relationship as a team member of the AAC and WFFC staff • Plans social, cultural, and recreational activities that reflect the interests and abilities of members attending the Activity Centre • Develops and maintains a calendar of activities including those that allow opportunities to interact with children and youth of the Canim Lake Band • Maintains accurate records of individual and group participation and reports any health or functional changes of participants to the Home Care Nurse or designate • Is familiar with financial management and presents financial and program reports as required • Evaluates the Adult Activity Centre programs and services in accordance with Federal guidelines and First Nation Health Authority • Promotes a lifestyle consistent with the importance and responsibilities of the position Salary: $16.00 - $20.00 per hour Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014 Please send hand written cover letter and resume to: Sheila Dick, Health Administrator White Feather Family Centre Box 1030 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 Ph. 250-397-2717 Fax. 250-397-4155

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 27 (CARIBOO-CHILCOTIN) On-call Teacher Assistants are required to work in schools in and around Williams Lake and the 100 Mile House areas. Applications are invited from candidates who have successfully completed a recognized Teacher Assistant course or who are currently enrolled in a recognized program. As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to comply with the Criminal Records Review Act. Please complete a “General Application for Permanent Employment” or “Application for Posting”, (available on-line and from the Board Office or school offices), and return it along with a comprehensive resume which includes three current work-related references, to Carla McIvor, Human Resources Officer, as soon as possible but no later than February 15, 2014. You may submit your documentation via email to carla.mcivor@sd27.bc.ca or via fax to 250-392-4625 or drop off at the Williams Lake Administration Office at 350 North Second Avenue in Williams Lake. PLEASE NOTE: The application form is available from the District Website: www.sd27.bc.ca. If you choose, you may complete the application form on line and e-mail as an attachment to along with your resume to carla.mcivor@sd27.bc.ca We thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. School District No. 27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin) is an equal opportunity employer.

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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.

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Local electrical wholesaler in Quesnel requires self motivated, experienced, professional, hard working person with valid drivers licence. For inside sales / warehouse position with room for advancement. Salary based on experience. Please forward your resume & drivers abstract to Adam at 1275 Cariboo Hwy 97 North in Quesnel B.C. V2J 2Y or Email: adam.daly@nedco.ca

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Misc. for Sale 1994 GMC van, runs good. 300,000Km. Has queen bed, TV/DVD player. $5000, obo. ALSO upright piano, tiger wood grain. Good condition. $500, obo. Moving out of area. Call 250-395-4575. SAWMILLS FROM only $4,897 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. 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 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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PUBLIC NOTICE Road Closure Bylaw No. 1259, 2013 AND Notice of Property Disposition 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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Two teams facing off for curling playdowns

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Skip Ed Ney and company set to represent 100 Mile House at Men’s Masters Gaven Crites Free Press

A berth in a provincial bonspiel is on the line when curling teams from 100 Mile House and Prince George go headto-head in a best-of-three series this weekend. The 100 Mile Curling Club is hosting the Men’s Masters Northern Playdowns on Feb. 8-9. Ed Ney (skip),

Gordon Smith (third), Bill Todhunter (second) and Richard O’Brien (lead) are representing 100 Mile House. Bill Lim (skip), Owen Matheson (third), Don Martin (second), Clarence Wigmore (lead) and Rick Mintz (fifth man) are representing Prince George, which is the same team that won the Kal Tire B event at 100 Mile House’s annual men’s bonspiel on Jan. 19.

Draw 1 is 2 p.m. and Draw 2 is 7 p.m. on Feb. 8. If necessary, Draw 3 is slated for 10 a.m. on Feb. 9. “I think people should come down and watch on Saturday if they’re interested,” says organizer Bill Pratt. “It will be some good curling. When you get into competitive curling, people really get focused.”

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Championships at the Creston Curling Club, March 6-9.

Bock races to first place in Kamloops

A local athlete won a premier cross-country skiing series race in Kamloops, Jan. 25-26. Kirsten Bock of 100 Mile House competed in the second Teck BC Cup event of the season as part of a Nordic ski team from the University of British Columbia, where she studies kinesiology. Bock, a former member of the 100 Mile Nordic Ski Society, was 23 seconds ahead of the secondplace finisher in the 10-kilometre free technique, interval start race. Her time was 33 minutes, 21.2 seconds. It was Bock’s second victory of the season.

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OLAH Gabor

Mr. Gabor Olah, born Oct. 4, 1928 in Egeraracsa, Hungary; late of Abbotsford, B.C. passed away on Jan. 18, 2014 at the age of 85 in Maple Ridge, B.C. He is survived by children: Gabor Olah, Mari Lihyaoui, and Stephen Olah (Margot); step-children Andrew Kiss (Jo-Ann), Betty Grabuck (Bill) and Sophie Burkhart (Jim); sister Anne Takacs and grandchildren Kellie-Ann Nelson, Diana Hue, Sean Kisch, Will Markstrom, Alicia Sloan, Kirsten Wheatley, Crystal Sloan, Alannah Olah, Jordan Kiss, Jarek Olah and Adrian Kiss. He was predeceased by his wife, Alice and parents Istvan and Anna Antal, brothers István and József and sisters Erzsébet and Margit. At Gabor’s request, there will be no service nor memorial. However, there will be an interment at 2:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14th, 2014 at Aberdeen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or donations, please request an auto-biography of my father’s life as a POW during WWII, titled The Price of Freedom from steveolah8@ gmail.com. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca

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It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of Margaret Ann Hodgson (Gilderdale) on Jan. 31, 2014 in the 100 Mile House Hospital after a short battle with liver cancer. She was born in Merritt, B.C. on Nov. 24, 1939 to Fred and Mable Gilderdale (who predeceased her). She married Graham Hodgson, her loving husband, on April 11, 2009, and he survives her. Margaret was a member of the Christ the King Lutheran Church in 100 Mile House. Also surviving Margaret are her children: sons Douglas Jakins (Maxine), Stephen Jakins, and daughter Beverly Blythe (Brad), step-children Colleen Thibeault (Larry), Bob Hodgson (Glenda), Blair Hodgson (Diane), Debbie Gough (Ray) and Holly Hodgson; her siblings: sister Louise Nairne, sister Joan Slingsby (Bob), brother Robert Gilderdale (Lynn), sister Shirley McCullough (Harv) and brother Leslie Gilderdale (Teresa); many grandchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and great friends. Her husbands JC Jakins and Glen Whipple, brother Ronald Gilderdale, grandson Jeffery Blythe, stepson Lloyd Hodgson, step-grandson Jeffery Hodgson and brother-in-law Bill Nairne predeceased her. Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014: interment at 12:00 p.m. at the 100 Mile House Cemetery, followed by the Service at 1:00 p.m. at the Horse Lake Christian Fellowship Church, 5827 Horse Lake Road, officiated by Pastor Khale of the Lutheran Church, with the tea to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Cancer Society will be appreciated 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243 Condolences can be sent to the family care of 100milefuneralservice@gmail.com


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Hootenanny Cafe coming to 100 Mile House

By Steve Roy On Feb. 14, 100 Mile House and area residents will be treated to a spectacular variety show like no other. The Bradley Creek Stumpranchers Association and M o m e n t u m Productions will be presenting an evening of music, magic, dance and spoken word at the Valley Room (behind The Lodge) in 100 Mile House. Anyone unfamiliar with the Hootenanny Cafe needs to know it was a concept to provide an entertainment venue for local and aspiring musicians, dancers, poets, storytellers and others with entertaining talents. The Hootenanny Cafe has been presented more than two dozen times over the past four years. This is the first time the cafe has been presented in 100 Mile House.

This is going to be a great show. All the performers are super stoked to get to show off their best; it should be great energy. – Astrid Roy

The event is a fundraiser for the continued upkeep and restoration of the old Bradley Creek Schoolhouse near Hawkins Lake on Eagle Creek Road, as well as for the Third Annual Hootstock Festival that takes place July 25-27. At the 100 Mile House Hootenanny Cafe, folks will be treated to a great lineup, including bluegrass, belly dancers, the local avant-garde Blueline group, stories never told by Mrs. Whitehead, The Hobo, magician extraordinaire Jessaja, local dance party band Tax Free

Liquor and others. “It may end up being the best Hootenanny Cafe yet,” says Astrid Roy, one of the event organizers. “This is going to be a great show. All the performers are super stoked to get to show off their best; it should be great energy.” People will be treated to a night club atmosphere, so it should be a great place to bring a loved one for some first-class entertainment after dinner.

Dessert, coffee and tea will be available during the show. This is an all ages show, so everyone is welcome. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts 7:45 p.m. and goes until midnight. Tickets can be purchased at the door – couples $25, adults $15, students $10, children 12 and under free. Come on out and support local art and help put the “fun’’ back in fundraising. Steve Roy is one of the event organizers.

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One bad Durango in a good way The 2014 Dodge Durango test truck was the perfect Christmas treat. This is the perfect kind of vehicle to have when you need to cart around extra kids and family from events like skating parties to Christmas dinners to anything else that needs getting done over the festive season. With three rows of seats and seating for six or seven passengers, the Durango is a large comfortable vehicle for any large family or a family of four that needs to take extra people to soccer or hockey practice. The Durango tester was the top of line Citadel model with a beautiful two-tine interior, large polished wheels and classy looking grille. It was not fitted with winter tires but we had no skiing plans, plus all Durango models come with AWD as standard equipment. Looks I can’t remember the last time a large SUV turned heads but this model had passersby, friends, and family all taking notice. Several neighbours commented on the stylish “racetrack” rear light bar that has migrated from the Dodge Dart and Charger sedans to this big SUV for 2014. Because of standard AWD and other packaging changes, the starting price is higher than direct competitors, the Ford Explorer or Nissan Pathfinder. Both those vehicles have a base model that starts around $30,000, the Durango, in contrast, starts at $39,995 and tops out at $51,995. This Citadel model, with options, is over $60,000. The base model comes nicely equipped with 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and

Bluetooth streaming to name a few. Dodge believes the $43,995 Limited model will be the volume seller thanks to a backup camera with sensors, heated seats over the first two rows and a higher level of interior trim.

take extra passengers regularly, I would opt for the less expensive bench seat that allows room for 7 people inside.

Drive The big update for 2014 is the introduction of an I can’t remember 8-speed automatic transmission to help limit the Inside the last time a large amount of fuel this big Updates to the interior SUV turned heads rig uses. When matched for 2014 include a new to the base 290hp 3.6L steering wheel that conbut this model had V6 the official fuel rating trols two new screens on passersby, friends is 12.4L/100km in the the dash. The first is the and family all taking city and 8.3L on the intuitive and very quick highway. The optional uConnect screen in the notice 5.7L V8 with 360hp uses centre of the console. All Zack Spencer much more fuel and is Durango models, except rated at 15.6L/100km in this top Citadel, get a the city and 9.1L on the 5-inch unit; this trim gets highway. Over two weeks, in almost the 8.3-inch version, which is too bad. 100 per cent city driving and short trips, The second screen is embedded in the I used a whopping 20L/100 in the city. instrument cluster and can be customIf the Durango were allowed to stretch ized. I tried my hand at this but never its legs on the open road that number really mastered it. The biggest selling would have been much better. Handling point for the Durango is the amount of space it offers over three rows for 6 or 7 passengers. My youngest son loved climbing into the third row and could actually stretch out. I even tried it out and can report that adults have plenty of room in any seat. The Citadel model came equipped with a stunning two-tone interior featuring black carpets and tan seats. This contrast won over my wife who wouldn’t have looked twice at a Durango but after the first week she admitted how much she enjoyed the experience. If you

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is first rate thanks to a Mercedes-Benz derived platform (GL-Class). There is a good amount of road feel but bigger bumps are eaten up with no fuss. Verdict This latest Durango is yet another example of what Chrysler is doing right. It is loaded with the latest technology, has a class leading 8-speed automatic, attitude and room to spare. I enjoyed my entire time with it and so did the rest of the family, we even gave it a name, “The Badongo” I don’t know why, but it really is one Bad Durango. If I can read the tea leaves for a moment, I would bet the EcoDiesel will be coming to the Durango, hopefully sooner rather then better. The Lowdown Power: 3.6L V6 with 290hp or 5.7L V8 with 360hp Fill-up: 12.2L/8.3L/100km (city/highway V6) Sticker price: $39,995-$51,995 zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca

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Pic of the week Cadillac ELR Green Car Journal has awarded the all-new Cadillac ELR electrified luxury coupe its 2014 Green Car Technology Award for the Regen on Demand system. The technology allows the driver to use paddle shifters on the steering wheel to temporarily regenerate energy and store it as electricity in the battery pack for later use. “Putting regenerative brak-

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