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Buy-Low Foods shows shopping centre plans Keith McNeill

If everything goes perfectly, Buy-Low Foods could begin construction of a new grocery store and shopping centre in Clearwater as soon as the snow is gone, with completion by the end of December, 2014. However, according to Michael Lee, a vice-president with the Jim Pattison Group, a more realistic timeline would be for construction to begin in June or July, with completion about one year later. “Our experience has been that a food store takes about 10 or 12 months to build,” he said Lee was commenting on a presentation made to Clearwater town council on Feb. 4 by Tom Munro, a consultant working for the Jim Pattison Group. Although he had not been present, Lee said that the purpose of the meeting with council had been to show what was intended for the site. The District gave a number of comments on the proposal and how it could better

A map released by Buy-Low consultant shows possible layout of shopping centre proposed for the corner of Highway 5 and Park Drive in Clearwater. The new roundabout is at the top right. The grocery store shown in yellow on the left would be 25,000 sq. ft., compared to 18,000 sq. ft. of the existing Safety Mart. The buildings shown in color also likely would be built, while those in outline only are tentative.

tie in with the official community plan and so on. The developers will take those comments and attempt to incorporate them into their plans, the vicepresident said. At present, only Buy-Low Foods is committed to move into the new shop-

ping centre, Lee said. Other businesses have expressed an interest, but nothing has been concluded yet. The proposed shopping centre would be on the property immediately southwest of the new roundabout on Highway 5. Although there was

some discussion of highway access from the property onto the highway during a roads and trails study recently completed for the District by Opus International, the only access being sought at this time would be from Murtle Crescent, Lee said. Clearwater's court-

house is presently on the property and BuyLow would like to see it remain a tenant, he said. The lease for the building is up by the end of October. Because the structure consists of a series of portables it could be moved to make access to the shop-

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The people from Buy-Low are building a similar project in Calgary and finishing one in Oliver, the mayor said. Only five acres of the 13 acre property would be used for the shopping centre as proposed, he noted, leaving plenty of room for expansion.

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Riding club seeks horsefriendly community here Keith McNeill

First baby of the year The first baby of the year from our area, Mira Jane Willowtree Fullen, and her mother receive a quilt (made by Sharon Cusworth) and congratulations from Dr Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary president, Leslie Wolfer recently. The baby was born Jan. 15 in Kamloops. She weighed in at six pounds 15 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Proud parents are Kris Olson and Jordan Fullen. Grandparents are Pete and Jane Olson and Len and Jennifer Fullen. Photo submitted

District of Clearwater should write a letter of support for Wells Gray Riders Association's horse-friendly community initiative, according to association president Candus Graffunder. Speaking at the Feb. 4 town council meeting, Graffunder said that Enderby has a similar horse-friendly initiative, and it has proven a success. Many travellers stop to take photographs of horses tied up to hitching rails in front of businesses. Others stop to take advantage of the horseback-riding opportunities in the community. The idea would tie in well with the roads and trails study recently completed for the community, Graffunder felt. What to do with the manure had been a focus of concern in Enderby but proved not to be that big of an issue, she said. Each business with a hitching rail also gets a box to hold manure.

First baby boy Leslie Wolfer (l), president of Dr Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, presents a handcrafted quilt (made by Sharon Cusworth) with congratulations to baby Ronnie James Mackenzie and his mom. Ronnie was he first baby boy born from the area in 2014. He was born Monday, Jan. 20 at RIH in Kamloops, weighing in at 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 50 cm. long at birth. Proud parents are Ryan and Rhauna Mackenzie. Grandparents are Fred and Shauna Tourand and Shelly Mackenzie. Babies have not been born in Clearwater's hospital for several years. Photo submitted

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The waste by-product is sought after by gardeners to make compost with, she said, and there is no problem getting rid of it. Although formed just last year, Wells Gray Riders Association has already proven that it fills a need within the community, Graffunder felt. It now has more than 50 members, including many families. The club has held a number of trail rides plus mantracker, dressage and hoof care events. Members have helped out during work bees at the Upper Clearwater Hall and support plans to construct at riding arena by the hall. They took part in last year's May Day parade, and the Rhythm Riders (now part of the association) gave a demonstration during the Canoe Regatta. Upcoming events include a three-day mantracker invitational to be held in Upper Clearwater.

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Ken Matheson joins film Taxes to go up 9.5 commission for two-year term per cent for District Times Staff

Clearwater resident Ken Matheson has been appointed to a two-year term on the Thompson Nicola Regional District Film Commission. “I look forward to meeting and working with inspirational and talented people to bring more of the film industry to our area,” he said. The commission’s mandate is to work in cooperation with Creative BC to attract and encourage motion picture and digital Ken Matheson works with camera man Alan Fortune at a shoot in Barkerville on a media productions in film for BC Parks. Matheson was recently appointed to the TNRD Film Commission. the TNRD. Photo by Margot Venema Matheson is an emerging documenfestivals for consideration. tary filmmaker and a graduate of Capilano Working under the name KM Documentary University's documentary film program. Film, the Clearwater resident currently has He has completed films for BC Parks, the several active film projects at various stages Ministry of Environment, First Nations and of completion. He is just in the research various foundations and businesses. and development of a feature documentary He recently completed a short film about focusing on an historical event in the North Indian industrial schools for a foundation in Thompson. Calgary. It has been submitted to various film

TV re-broadcasting to face scrutiny Keith McNeill How many people in the Clearwater and Vavenby still use the television re-broadcasting system? District of Clearwater and Thompson-Nicola Regional District presently pay about $30,000 per year to operate the system. Now they would like to know how many people actually use it. Not too many years ago the rebroadcast system was pretty well the only way to get television in this area, and it seemed nearly every house had a TV antenna on its roof. Now, with cable and satellite more available, fewer and fewer are using it. At the same time, Mayor John Harwood said at a town council meeting on Feb. 4, replacement parts for the system are getting more expensive and harder to come by. A quote put the

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my best guess is costs will double in the next few years. Also, via federal legislation, low cost satellite packages are now availabl. Tim Pennell

cost of upgrading the system at $55,000. The system often goes down temporarily and when it does, usually only one or two calls are received, the mayor said. A survey done in 2005 found there

were at least 124 households using the re-broadcast system at that time, chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx said. Cost of operating the system is split 60/40 between District of Clearwater and TNRD Area A (Wells Gray Country). Council voted to send a letter to the Wells Gray Country services committee to begin a process that would gather public input on whether to continue operating the TV re-broadcasting system. According to Wells Gray Country director Tim Pennell, users tell him that the three channels

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Keith McNeill District of Clearwater is considering a 9.5 per cent increase in taxes, finance committee chair Gord Heisterman reported during the Feb. 4 town council meeting. “I know it sounds terrible, but it's a necessary step to keep to our longterm plan,” he said. According to director of finance Sheila Thiessen, the average home in Clearwater is assessed at $193,000. The proposed tax increase would amount to $75 per year for such an assessment. Mayor John Harwood had said at an earlier town council meeting that there are huge challenges facing the community. He said at the time that those considering running for town council in next November's municipal elections need to be able to say, "No." Two open houses were held yesterday (Wednesday, Feb. 12) to discuss the District’s budget and gather public input. Look for a report in a future issue of the Times.

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Seniors Monthly Lunch There will be a monthly Seniors Lunch at the Elks Hall on March 11, 2014 from 11:30am – 2:00pm. A lunch of soup and sandwiches will be served and a guest speaker will be in attendance. This monthly out is at No Charge. If you require a bus to take you to the event please call Yellowhead Community Services at 250.674.2600 to book a spot on the bus. When booking please ensure you tell them it’s for the Seniors Luncheon. Public Works – District Water Usage for 2013 The graph below shows the water usage in the District during 2013.

Ladies Bonspiel at the Sportsplex Ladies Bonspiel on February 21 22 -&23 23 at the Sportsplex. The bonspiel is open to any ladies teams. Call Gwen at 250.674.3768 for more information. Road Maintenance Contacts District of Clearwater Municipal Roads The areas within the boundaries are the responsibility of the District of Clearwater and the contractor Borrow Enterprises Ltd. - Please call 250.674.8776 for road maintenance. The area outside the boundaries are the responsibility of Argo Maintenance including Yellowhead Highway #5 and Clearwater Valley Road – Please call Argo Road Maintenance at 1.800.661.2025. Upcoming Events February 15 – Poetry & Potluck – 6:00-8:30 at the Wells Gray Inn February 27 – March 1– After Hours Society presents “Money to Burn” Upcoming Meetings of Council February 18th, 2014 – Infrastructure and Parks and Recreation Committee meeting – 5:00pm February 18th, 2014 – Regular Council Meeting – 7:00pm March 4th, 2014 – Economic Development and Finance and Audit Committee meetings - 5:00pm March 4th, 2014 - Regular Council meeting – 7:00pm

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Opinion

“ Wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weights you down.” - Toni Morrison, writer editorial by Tom Fletcher

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United Way says thanks Editor, The Times:

Kamloops and the ThompsonNicola area really is the best place to live, work and play. The people who live here want to provide opportunities for all our citizens to enjoy quality of life, and your donations of dollars and time make that possible. We are reminded every day of the number of children and youth in our community who play sports, go to camp or have a new friend because of United Way funds. Fewer seniors live in isolation because there are programs and supports for people still living independently. We see the difference that the Homelessness Action Plan is making not only for people looking

for a place to sleep but for people needing help with their day to day challenges. We are motivated by you, our donors and your willingness to give back and show leadership. Thank you for once again making our campaign such a success and raising $2,172,270 dollars for your neighbours, and in turn making our community better. Because of you we are able to say “yes” to investing in pivotal programs needed in our communities. We greatly appreciate your continued support and the powerful impact of your gift.

Brenda Aynsley, executive director Thompson-Nicola-Caribou United Way

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response to a court ruling that forced them to make medical pot available. The Harper government remains trapped in a failed war-ondrugs mentality that prevents any innovation or even common sense. Then there is the circus in Vancouver, where self-styled princes of pot exploit the confusion of the medical marijuana law to run an Amsterdam-style retail trade. Cannabis Culture, the pot and propaganda empire built by Marc Emery before he was jailed in the U.S., rants about the government’s “war on patients,” amid garish ads for “pot by post” and exotic weed varieties. “By Health Canada’s own estimate, the cost will increase from $5 per gram to $8.80 per gram – going up by nearly 400 per cent,” its website warns. Apparently smoking lots of weed really is bad for your math skills. Dana Larsen, who spearheaded the illconceived and failed decriminalization petition last year, heads up the serious-looking “Medical Cannabis Dispensary.” It has done so well at its location in the drug bazaar of East Hastings Street that it’s got a branch office on Vancouver’s west side. Its official-looking forms have a long list of conditions where only a confirmation of diagnosis is required. In addition to genuine conditions such as side effects of chemotherapy, it includes anxiety, psoriasis, spinal cord injury and even “substance addictions/ withdrawal.” And did you know you can get a vet’s note to buy medical pot for your pet? Larsen has boasted about the exotic offerings of his stores, including “watermelon hash oil” at $150 for 2.5 grams. Wow man, that’s like 400 million per cent higher! Fittingly, this farce goes back underground on April Fool’s Day. Medical users can only order shipments from an approved commercial producer. – Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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VICTORIA – On April 1, medical marijuana growing licences expire across the country, and only licensed commercial growers will be able to legally fill a prescription for pot. Ottawa is moving to clean up the mess it created by issuing medical licences all over the country. Since then, municipalities have complained that small-scale medical licences have been greatly exceeded, with many used as fronts for a criminal drug trade that has made B.C. infamous around the world. How big is the problem? There are about 38,000 Canadians licensed to carry marijuana for medical purposes, and half of them live in B.C. Their permission to grow their own or buy it from designated small-scale growers is to be withdrawn in a couple of months. Here’s a look at the community level. Police in the Fraser Valley suburb of Maple Ridge estimate that it alone has 500 properties licensed to grow pot. No, Maple Ridge is not a world hotspot for glaucoma or arthritis. It is historically known for its secluded properties and as a base for B.C.’s prison system and the province’s Hells Angels. Police have only an estimate because Ottawa’s bungled medical pot scheme conceals the location of licensed growers from provincial and local governments. RCMP Insp. Dave Fleugel told Maple Ridge council last week that his detachment will first target medical growers they know are linked to organized crime. But it’s difficult to determine which are legal and which are not. “This has the potential to cripple the courts,” Fleugel said. “Something is going to have to take a back seat if we are going to go after all of them.” The police and fire department have proposed an amnesty or grace period, allowing people to disclose their location and have it properly dismantled without penalty, to help deal with the volume. This mess was created by Ottawa in

Editor, The Times:

Bill C-18 was introduced in Parliament in December 2013. The bill would further restrict the ability of farmers to save, reuse, exchange and sell seed. The National Farmers’ Union is organizing support to oppose this bill because it would increase seed costs to

farmers and make food more expensive. The bill would ease restrictions on industrial agriculture’s assault on farmers, who save their own seed and restrict small breeders of farm and garden seed from saving and distributing seed that is not patented. It would make genetically modified seeds the standard

for agriculture in Canada and eliminate the possibility of challenging the dominance of industrial agriculture in court. Join me in writing to your MP regarding your opposition to this bill

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Question of the Week

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Would you like to see a new shopping center on the highway?

Albert Lahaie:

Yes, probably. It would be a change. It would probably get a lot more of the summer traffic. This place is hard to find.

Candus Graffunder:

Cindy Reiter:

What's proposed for the BuyLow shopping center and what's proposed for the Bearview shopping center would help make a good first impression for the community.

Yes. It would make it handier and easier..

Earl Tomyn:

B.C. ensures recycling program works for all small businesses Editor, The Times:

Three years ago, our government passed a regulation making all businesses who supply packaging and printed paper to B.C. consumers responsible for collecting and recycling their products. This was done to shift recycling costs from B.C. taxpayers to industry, and to give producers the incentive to be more environmentally friendly by producing less packaging and waste. An industry-led, non-profit stewardship agency called Multi-Material British Columbia took responsibility for this new recycling program, developing a plan which our government approved last April and is set to begin this May.

While I am pleased about increasing recycling and shifting responsibility from taxpayers to producers, I acknowledge the rollout and consultation surrounding this program could have been improved. This is especially the case with the small business community, who came to our government with a number of concerns. We listened to these concerns and have helped address them through new regulations that will see the vast majority of small businesses exempt from the packaging and printed paper program. This new small business policy has been in the works since September, when I first asked MMBC to re-engage with

business stakeholders. Over the past few months government and MMBC worked with the BC Chamber of Commerce and a dozen other business groups representing interests from around B.C. to ensure recycling regulations reduced unnecessary red tape for small businesses. For instance, a business will be exempt from the MMBC program if it meets any of the following criteria: 1) under $1 million in annual revenues; or 2) under one tonne of packaging and printed paper supplied to B.C. consumers; or 3) operating as a single point of retail sale and not supplied by or operated as part of a franchise, chain or under a banner.

Overall, the impact of the program on small B.C. business will be limited. Less than 3000 businesses must register and report to MMBC that's less than one per cent of the total number of businesses in B.C. And, the 150 largest businesses in B.C. will pay the bulk of the program's costs. We are providing certainty for businesses and reducing unnecessary red tape by ensuring clear thresholds for small business participation in the MMBC program are regulated. And what does the MMBC recycling plan mean for British Columbians? Starting on May 19, 2014, over 1.25 million B.C. households

Alzheimer Society says thanks Editor, The Times:

I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the Investors Group Walk For Memories in Barriere on Jan. 26. To all the wonderful volunteers, we wouldn’t have succeeded without you all. To the ladies of the Legion – what a wonderful lunch! To the Lion’s Club and the group that

came down from Clearwater, thank you so much for supporting us. And to all who bought raffle tickets and those who joined the Walk, thank you for a great day. Also, a huge thank you to all the donors, without you, we would not have had all the great prizes for our draws, nor would we have had such a safe, sanded path to walk.

Barriere and area, once again you can all give yourselves a big pat on the back!

Liz, Lynn and the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

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Rachelle Linde (with Cedar):

Absolutely. It would be nice to have a modern-day shopping center ... not that there's anything wrong with this one.

will begin receiving service under the new program. It means many families who did not have curbside recycling will now have it. It also means British Columbians will now be able to recycle new, additional items at the curb including milk cartons, plant pots, and aerosol cans. Most importantly, we expect to see more products being recycled, less waste, and less cost to taxpayers.

Mary Polak, Minister of Environment

I'm happy with what we've got but, sure, a change is always good.

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Barriere mayor gives the facts on sewer project shutdown Bill Humphreys There was an interesting turn of events this week around the

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lowed by the District of Barriere. There also have been allegations that the project had not been properly permitted prior to the start of work. The facts are that the District of Barriere council agreed to proceed with the sewer collection project guided by the advice of staff and with input from qualified sources of information. Barriere council has

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The questions surrounding the possible discovery of a lithic chip during the excavation for the sewer pipes have come to be far beyond the scope of knowledge of District staff and council. Seeking advice is the best course of action before there are any decisions around requesting permits, doing studies and the like. Any course of action is not with-

out cost or risk and District council must seek the best advice available to perform their duties of risk management in relation to this or any other matter. Barriere council is also acutely aware of our social and cultural responsibility as it relates to our community. These responsibilities must be weighed alongside the economic and legal

ramifications of any decisions made. It would be absolutely irresponsible to not gather together all the information and advice possible before proceeding with any future course of action. The community will be kept informed of developments around this issue as well as any others that may arise as we go along. – Bill Humphreys is mayor of Barriere

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to trust and rely on information presented to them to make informed decisions and will seek further advice and recommendations as needed during the course of any project. The recent issues and developments that have arisen out of the possible lithic chip discovery have prompted Barriere council to pass a resolution to seek legal counsel as to the best course of action.

A surprise move recently by Justin Trudeau to kick Liberal senators out of the federal caucus, making them independent, is being lauded by a longtime member of the red chamber and a TRU political scientist. “It’s a major move,” said Len Marchand, a former city MP, cabinet minister and B.C. senator. “It caught us old Liberal members by surprise.” Liberal Leader Trudeau held a news conference on Parliament Hill, saying extreme patronage and partisanship are at the root of the Senate expenses scandal,

which has engulfed the upper chamber for more than a year. “The Senate is broken and needs to be fixed,’’ he said. Making Liberal senators independent of the party’s parliamentary caucus is a first, concrete step toward reducing partisanship, Trudeau argued as he challenged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to similarly set free the 57 Conservative senators. But, KamloopsThompson-Cariboo (Conservative) MP Cathy McLeod said the timing of the announcement — before an auditor- general’s report on Senate expenses is due to be released — is suspicious.

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Since being elected, Harper has appointed dozens of senators — despite a pledge eight years ago to not appoint them. He is now engulfed in an expenses scandal involving Conservative senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau. Liberal members have also been implicated. McLeod said the party continues to promote an elected Senate, pointing to the government’s referral to the Supreme Court of Canada of a way to elect senators in accordance with the Constitution. She prefers the idea of an elected Senate to making senators free of party affiliation. “I have a big concern,” she said of Trudeau’s move. “We would use an unelected body to appoint unelected members who could amend legislation from a duly elected House of Commons.” Trudeau has suggested an independent panel appoint senators, similar to the way people are appointed

to the Order of Canada. Thompson Rivers University political scientist Derek Cook said the Senate scandal “is not going away. “It’s a good idea to distance himself from the Senate. It puts the prime minister in an embarrassing position.” While senators have always been partisan, Cook said what’s changed under the Harper government is amount of control over senators from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). “The PMO has been directing them. That’s come out in the scandal.” McLeod also questioned how independent the newly freed senators are from the Liberal party. They remain party members. “They can’t go to one meeting,” she said of a ban by Trudeau on Liberal senators attending a weekly caucus meeting. “They’re still identifying themselves as Liberals.” — with files from Canadian Press


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YEARS AGO:

Clearwater SnoDrifters' annual races drew 31 snowmobilers and 100 carloads of spectators. The cost of spraying the area's mosquitoes was set at $3,000 and was to get underway in a few weeks. There was talk of extending the electrical service north of Vavenby as far as Sedgwicks'. Residents of Roundtop were also cheering ... and hoping.

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YEARS AGO: Barriere's ambulance was to be discontinued due to lack of drivers and attendants if volunteers did not step forward before March 1. The Alex Mickey family opened a new grocery store in Clearwater with a very successful first weekend.

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YEARS AGO: Bert Heywood was circulating a petition asking Area A residents if they favored purchase by the TNRD of lakefront property for park purposes. Pupils and staff of Star Lake School raised $709.11 for a field trip by participating in the Canadian Volleyball Association Serve-a-thon. Student Daryl Braaten was the only participant to raise over $100.

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YEARS AGO: The Vern Johnston rink from Barriere took home first place trophies from the Clearwater Lions Valentines bonspiel. Clearwater lawyer Doug (Bud) Smith was appointed B.C. Premier Bill Bennett's political adviser and secretary. Smith had grown up in Birch Island and visited the area weekly.

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YEARS AGO: Representatives from Slocan Forest Products and the Teamsters Union were negotiating a possible settlement to a work stoppage by local logging truck owner-

operators. The two groups were meeting in Valemount. An earlier offer by the company had been unanimously rejected by the truckers. A total of 163 entrants took part in the fifth annual Wells Gray Loppet ski marathon, an increase of 30 from the previous year, and the best participation to that date.

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YEARS AGO: The two top people responsible for rescue work in the North Thompson needed rescuing themselves. No one was seriously injured when the van occupied by Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) coordinator Bill Mattenley and his boss, PEP zone manager Murray Dyer, was broadsided by a logging truck. Both vehicles plunged 60 feet to the ice on the North Thompson River. A public meeting supported keeping a full-time ambulance chief in Clearwater. Former chief Jack Patterson got a standing ovation and MLA Fred Jackson's job was threatened by his constituents at the meeting. Lions Club projects for disabled children got a big boost when local snowmobilers, organized by the Clearwater SnoDrifters, raised nearly $8,500 in their annual Snowarama.

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YEARS AGO: School District 73 (KamloopsThompson) had been short-changed by over $800,000 as a result of amalgamation with School District 26 (North Thompson), said the district’s finance committee. North Thompson school trustee Hazel Wadlegger said the real problem was inefficiency. The Kamloops-Thompson school district was the only one left in the province that still bought its school supplies through a central store, she said. Friends began a drive to send Shane Vandenborre to Disneyland. The Vavenby resident was suffering from cancer.

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HISTORICAL Perspective

BACK IN TIME The Sno-Drifters and Clearwater Ski Club cooperated to hold the first-ever snowmobile hill-climb at the ski hill. A total of 21 riders took part.

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YEARS AGO: A large crowd gathered on Dutch Lake for the annual Ice Man winter carnival. A total of 141 signed up for the fishing derby, but only five fish were caught. A committee of

math teachers, including some from the North Thompson, was working on a program to make math teaching better in School District 73. Avola's Log Inn Pub was rated as five-star in food, service and ambiance on the Chef Moz dining guide on the Internet. The rating read, "Best burgers in the west. The Home of the Mother of all Burgers." The Chef Moz dining guide car-

ried restaurant reviews from volunteer reviewers.

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YEARS AGO: The winter’s snowfall – heavier than any seen in recent years – continued to cause problems for local residents. “We’ve not had this level of snow in 15 years,” said Mayor John Harwood. The third annual Arts, Health and Wellness Expo drew 39 exhibitors and some

300 visitors. The event, sponsored by C-FES, saw exhibitors’ booths and displays fill the CSS gym, while workshops and demonstrations took place in the Pit. Vavenby cross-country skier Jaime Yeomans took a silver medal in the Cariboo Marathon near 100 Mile House. It is one of B.C.’s longest running and most popular crosscountry ski events. North Thompson trustee John Harwood spoke during a School District 73 board meeting against forwarding certain motions to BCSTA without further research. One of the motions would have called on the trustees’ association to initiate discussion with the Ministry of Education

for a mandatory physical education curriculum for all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

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YEAR AGO: About 75 people attended the afternoon session of an open house hosted by Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure about a roundabout proposed for Highway 5 in Clearwater. About the same number went to a session in the evening. A video showed the proposed intersection in three dimensions. The design had been changed to accommodate extra-long or extra-wide loads, said regional project manager Dave Shibata.

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Families will continue to benefit from a $2,191 Child Tax Credit for each child under the age of 18. This will result in a federal tax saving of $328 per child. And if one parent cannot use the entire amount to lower their tax payable, the unused amount can be transferred to a spouse or common-law partner.

Credit for being active:

The Children’s Fitness Amount is a non-refundable credit is worth up to $500 for children under the age of 16 enrolled in an eligible program of physical activity. Not every program meets the eligibility guidelines so you need to ensure you know the requirements. Make sure you keep your receipts. Disabled children will also qualify for the credit if they are under 18. Manitoba, Yukon, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan also have a provincial fitness credit.

Artistic credit: The new Children’s Arts Credit is another non-refundable credit worth up to $500 for children under

the age of 16 enrolled in an eligible program. This could include language classes, Girl Guides or Scouts, art classes or ballet lessons. Again, keep your receipts to make the claim.

Universal Child Care Benefit: This is available to any family with children under the age of six regardless

of the household income. Each child under six is eligible for the $100 per month benefit. UCCB is taxable in the hands of the lowerincome spouse.

Child Tax Benefit: Upon the birth of a child, parents should complete Form RC66, Canada Child Tax Benefit

Application and send it to the CRA. This form will register their child for the GST/HST Credit and Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) as well as the Child Tax Benefit.

Use public transit:

Taxpayers who use public transit can claim a non-refundable tax credit for their passes. This includes passes purchased for dependent children under the age of 19. The passes have to be for a period of at least one month or weekly passes purchased over a period of four consecutive weeks. Electronic payment cards also qualify.

Save for future education: Designed to help save for a child’s post-secondary education, parents can make up to $50,000 RESP lifetime contribution. Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG) per year is $500.

Registered Disability Savings Plan: The RDSP was introduced to help families save for the financial

security of a disabled family member. There are great incentives provided to encourage people to open RDSPs like Canada Disability Savings Grant, which will provide matching government contributions. For a lower income family, a one-time Canada Disability Savings Bond will provide an initial government contribution of up to $1,000 to kick-start the plan.

Canada Learning Bond:

Designed to help lower income families the Government provides $500 in a CLB at birth for children whose families are entitled to the National Child Benefit Supplement. As long as the family is still entitled to the supplement, they will receive an additional $100 CLB each year until the age of 15.

Get a SIN: Apply for a social insurance number upon a birth of the child. You will need this in order to open an RESP. It will also be required even for minor jobs such as babysitting or paper routes. Money earned from this type of employment qualifies for the calculation of an RRSP deduction limit.

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Businesses should check their Yellow Pages invoices By Tom Fletcher – Black Press Reports of scammers phoning businesses claiming to be collecting for Yellow Pages advertising have cropped up again in B.C., and there are simple steps to take to protect yourself. Mark Fernandes, spokesman for the Better Business Bureau in B.C., said scammers claiming to be collecting for Yellow Pages

is a chronic problem, with complaints about it coming in almost every month. It’s a variation on an old trick, sending fake invoices for common business supplies such as printer cartridges and paper in hopes of sliding them by a busy office administrator. Fernandes said businesses are also concerned about bad credit reports from missed invoices.

“Unfortunately, a lot of these companies that claim the Yellow Pages brand are not located in North America,” he said. Some appeared to be coming from the United Kingdom, but the BBB is unable to confirm their real location. Yellow Pages Group spokesperson Fiona Story said the company is a frequent target for this kind of fraud because of its

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Encourage everyone to enter and increase your odds of winning in the random draw. Include a photo if you want – perhaps from your own hockey days, or a team photo or show us how excited your team would be to win 25 tickets to the Heritage Classic. Players, coaches, friends and family can enter on behalf of a BC minor hockey team. 

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Fraud protection guide for businesses shows authentic Yellow Pages logos (top) and copycat versions (bottom) used on fake invoices. Graphic by Yellow Pages Group

long-standing brand. It sponsors an annual fraud awareness campaign in March, and offers downloadable pamphlets and other resources on its website, www.yellowpages360solution.ca/ resources/fraud/.

Customers who receive a questionable solicitation can check it by calling the Yellow Pages Group customer service department at 1-877-909-9356. Yellow Pages Group won a lawsuit in 2012 against a copycat organization doing

business as “Yellow Page Ontario,” “Yellow Page Quebec” and similar names. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice ordered the parent company to reimburse people who paid fake invoices and imposed punitive damages.

For information on similar suspicious bills or phone calls from businesses other than Yellow Pages Group, contact the Better Business Bureau of Mainland B.C. (mainlandbc.bbb.org) or Vancouver Island (vi. bbb.org).

HSBC cuts small business clients cation of how many B.C. business are affected or what criteria are used to turn business customers away. Some small business customers of HSBC Nigel Davis, head of business banking for Bank Canada are looking for new services, as HSBC Bank Canada, told the CBC in a stateHSBC sends out letters advising them their ment last week that it is focusing its business accounts will be closed in 60 days. HSBC did not respond to a request for clarifi- banking services on firms that “are now or aspire to become international businesses, benefiting from our global footprint and connectivity.” WEAR YOUR Davis’ name appears on letters HEART ON notifying business YOUR SHORT customers they should withdraw all funds SLEEVE. from their accounts Join the cause and buy within 60 days. a pink shirt at London Drugs or at Any funds still in the account at the FEBRUARY 26, 2014 stated deadline will Proceeds benefi t anti-bullying programs in BC. be converted to bank drafts and mailed SUPPORTERS: or couriered to the address on file with the bank.

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Bantams leave little doubt Clearwater Bantam hockey player Julien Dewey takes the puck away from three much larger Logan Lake opponents during a game at the Sportsplex on Sunday. The local squad won 13-1, which finished the first round of playoffs. They had gone to Logan Lake on Saturday and beat them 11-0. They now move on to the second round and play Ashcroft, most likely this coming weekend. Once the playoffs are done the Bantams will prepare for their home tournament on March 1-2 and will host District Championships on March 7-9. Photo by Keith McNeill

Junior Boys battle Clearwater Secondary School Junior Raider Boys basketball player Austin Richardson lines up for a foul shot as a South Kamloops opponent watches. They were taking part in a second round playoff game at CSS on Thursday, Feb. 6. The local squad lost narrowly, ending the season for the boys. CSS Junior Girls lost in first round playoffs against Chase by about two points. Photo by Keith McNeill

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Fred Roach (l), winner of a Football Sunday poker tournament held at the Wells Gray Inn on Feb. 2, congratulates second-place finisher Jody White. Photo by Goldie Krawec

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Icehawks beat Lillooet Clearwater Midget Icehawk Jared Walker takes the puck up the ice, closely followed by Justin Sutherland, during a playoff game against Lillooet at the Sportsplex on Sunday. The local squad won 11-4, with Sutherland scoring three goals and two assists. Clearwater also won another game in Lillooet the day before. That means the Icehawks go to Kelowna for the last round of playoffs. Kelowna won the regular league play. “They came out with 110 per cent and followed through with many of their opportunities. They still received quite a few penalties but held it together and dug their skates in for the win,” commented coach Orlynn Braaten. Photo by Keith McNeill

On Football Sunday, Feb. 2, the Wells Gray Inn sponsored a poker tournament to be held in conjunction with the SuperBowl. Many people came to see the Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos 43 – 8. Fifteen players participated in the poker tournament with Fred Roach as winner, Jody White second and Robert Jones third. Various activities during the game included draws for free items such as hats and glasses. Although the weather outside was cold, the action on the big screen TV was invigorating and fun to watch.

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Adrian Wilson, a fourth year medical student, answers questions at a Living With Arthritis workshop hosted by District of Clearwater's Healthy Living program at Clearwater Secondary School on Feb. 5. The information session included talks by public health nurse Crystal Wadlegger, who explained how diet and exercise can improve arthritis, and local pharmacist Michelle Liens, who discussed medication and herbal options to relieve symptoms. Photo by Eleanor Collins

Work Search Tips for the Experienced Worker It is true – you are only as old as you feel. In your job search how you think and look will be reflected as well.  

Police conduct distracted driving campaign during the month of February Times Staff Clearwater RCMP are joining the other detachments across British Columbia to conduct a monthlong awareness and targeted enforcement campaign against distracted drivers in February. Distracted driving is one of the major driving behaviours that contribute to fatal and serious injury motor vehicle collisions.  “Last year, 27 per cent of collision fatalities in B.C. were caused by distracted or inattentive drivers, despite over 40,000 violation tickets being issued for use of electronic device or driving without due care and attention. The public needs to be part of the solution by separating the activities of driving and electronic device use” says Cpl. Bart J. Doerr of the Clearwater Central Interior Traffic Services. Each year, on average, 91 people die due to the distracted driving-related crashes – 31 in the Lower Mainland, 12 in the North, 34 in

the Southeast and 14 on Vancouver Island. All of these deaths were needless, preventable deaths that could have been prevented by drivers paying their attention solely to the driving task. Driving is probably the most dangerous activity you do in a day. Undivided attention is needed whenever you drive, regardless of road and weather conditions. Are you dying to check your cellphone? “If you need to make a phone call on a cellular phone, use a hands-free device that can be operated with one touch. If you need to send or check a text or email, you must pull over, off of the traveled portion of the roadway, and bring your vehicle to a complete stop. There are no messages that are more important than your life,” explains Cpl. Doerr. The fine for using an electronic device without hands-free while driving is $167. Moreover, drivers who text or email while driving are subject to three driver

penalty points in addition to the fine. Drivers in the Graduated Licence Program (GLP) are not permitted to use any electronic device, even hands-free devices. GLP drivers receive the drive contrary to restriction $109 fine and three driver penalty points. Drivers who are observed using an electronic device while committing other moving violations that put them-

selves and others at risk will face a charge of driving without due care and attention, with a fine of $368. Don’t text your loved ones to death The RCMP will be targeting distracted drivers across B.C. for the entire month of February. On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 the police will ensure your loved ones get home safely through increased enforcement.

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Barriere Search and Rescue truck to move out for backup ambulance Barriere Star/ Journal Barriere Search and Rescue is being asked to move its truck out of the ambulance station in that community to make room for a backup ambulance to serve the North Thompson Valley. “BC Ambulance has allowed the area's Search and Rescue truck to be stored at the station for many years,” said Deborah Epp, BC Ambulance superintendent for the Thompson District, “but we now want to put a spare backup ambulance into that space.” Epp noted the that backup ambulance is there in case an ambulance from Barriere, Clearwater or Blue River goes in for repairs. “Repairs can now be done within the community by a local mechanic who has been approved under our guidelines,” said Epp, “The intent is the ambulance will not have to leave the community for repairs; the repairs will be quicker, and there will be no tow costs to transport the ambulance out of the community to have

Barriere Search and Rescue’s highway rescue truck is in need of a new home, as the group has been told by BC Ambulance that it can no longer store the truck in the ambulance station in the community. Anyone with a secure building that might be interested in housing the truck is invited to contact Barriere Search and Rescue at 778-220-6542 Star/Journal file photo

the work done.” “We told the head of Search and Rescue that we know this move is not something they can do immediately. They are not being kicked out overnight.” She did note however, that the backup ambulance is sitting on the lot ready to make the move to the station. Barriere Search and Rescue president Drew McMartin was asked if the group had found a new storage garage for its highway rescue truck.

“Not at this point,” said McMartin, “We are hoping something will turn up, and we are asking everyone we can think of right now.” McMartin says that Barriere S&R plans to acquire a small piece of land where it can build its own compound and building, but in the meantime it must rely on existing facilities. For the time being the truck is still stored at the ambulance station, but that cannot continue for much longer.

“Within the next few weeks we must find a secure place where the rescue truck can be stored,” said McMartin. Barriere Search and Rescue is a volunteer organization that combines the functions of highway rescue and backcountry search and rescue. In Clearwater and area those functions are served by two separate groups: Clearwater and District Highway Rescue and Wells Gray Search and Rescue.

Uttering threats Clearwater RCMP arrested a local male for uttering threats because of a text message that he had sent to his ex-girlfriend. The male was later released on a promise to appear in Clearwater Court on Feb. 25. He was issued an undertaking with numerous no contact conditions. Disturbance/mischief Clearwater RCMP responded to a disturbance at Birch Island. The complainant reported that an intoxicated male was smashing things in the residence and wanted him removed. Police arrived and arrested a lone male for mischief to stop the continuation of the offence. The male was lodged in one of the cells at the detachment. The complainant did not want to provide a statement or pursue charges and the male was released in the morning when sober. ATV driving complaint Clearwater RCMP were

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1-800-222-TIPS Clearwater RCMP Report advised that a local youth was spinning donuts on his ATV in a parking lot at the Vavenby Store. This was the second similar incident that took place by the same youth. Police spoke with the parents and the youth personally and advised if any further incidents occur, the youth could be charged by the police under the Motor Vehicle Act. Tires slashed On Friday, Feb. 7, Clearwater RCMP were advised that a truck at the Wells Gray Inn had its rear tires slashed overnight. If you have any information in regards to this crime, please contact Clearwater RCMP. Any reports provided can be made anonymously, if requested.

RCMP investigate report of home invasion Times Staff On Friday, Feb. 7, at approximately 6:45 a.m., Barriere RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion in progress at a residence on McLure Ferry Rd, in McLure. The home invasion reportedly involved four persons and a firearm. Barriere RCMP members and police from Kamloops and Clearwater Detachment areas responded. The residence was contained, and communication with the occupants and victims was established. Police removed all occupants from the house and identified them. This resulted in the arrest of two persons for matters unrelated to the home invasion. The two adults arrested were to appear before in court on Friday afternoon. Barriere RCMP are still investigating the incident but do not believe that there is a danger to the public in this matter.


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• Shambhala Meditation Group: meets every Tuesday at Forest House 6:30-8:00 pm. Info: 250-587-6373. • Connections Healing Rooms - Fridays 1-3pm (except stat. holidays). 86 Young Rd. No charge. Sponsored by Living Streams Christian Church. www.healingrooms.com. • Healthy Choices – Tues 9am Clearwater Christian Church bsmnt (behind Fields). $2/wk drop-in free. Call Kim 250-6740224 • Clearwater & District Hospice 3rd Mon. Sept-Jun 10am Legion. RECREATION • Drop-in soccer: May-Sept. Tuesdays & Thursday at 7pm at CSS field. Everyone welcome! • Bowling: Mon. 10–12pm & 1-3pm; Thurs., 1-3pm. Seniors Centre at Evergreen Acres. 250-674-2699 • Clearwater Sno-Drifters: 1st Thurs every mth. 250-676-9414 • CNT Rod & Gun Club: 3rd Tues. of the mth. Blackpool Hall 7pm Nov., Jan., & Mar. AGM in May • Volleyball: Tues. Jan. 14 - Apr. 8, 7:30 - 9:00 PM, at Clearwater Secondary School Gym, $2 drop in. Info: 250-674-1878. • Yoga Tree – Call or email Annie 250-674-2468 annie. pomme@hotmail.com • Core Strength Fitness. Tuesdays. 10-11am 250-674-0001 • Walking Club: Indoors: Wed., Jan. 29 - Mar. 5, 6:45 - 7:45 AM at Clw Secondary School, FREE. Info: 250-674-1878 • Drop-in Curling: Fri. Jan. 11 - Mar. 8, 7:00 PM, $5. Brooms and sliders available. • Badminton: Mon & Wed, Oct – Mar, CSS gym, 7:30-9:30 pm, $3 drop-in fee, info 250-674-2518 • Drop in Basketball: Fri., Jan. 10 - Apr. 11, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, $2 drop in at Clearwater Secondary School Gym. Info: 250674-1878 • Slo-Pitch: Clearwater mixed Slo-Pitch league May – July. Contact Carmen Archibald 778-208-1773, 250-674-2632 SENIORS • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society 3rd Sun Social Meet at the Wells Gray Hotel at 12:30pm for lunch or dessert, & chat • Wells Gray Country Senior’s Society Book Club Last Thursday of the mth 2pm at the library. All seniors welcome.

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impression you will make to your future employer. Please drop in & our friendly staff will assist you. Targeted Wage Subsidy (TWS): Are you currently on Employment Insurance or have you been in the last 3-5 years? If you have, you may be eligible for wage subsidy. Ask us for further info. Funding for Skill Enhancement: Recent or active EI clients with a career plan in mind seeking assistance through Service Canada are required to book an appointment with one of our Employment Counsellors. BLUE RIVER ITINERANT: An employment consultant comes to the Blue River School. Next visit is Tues. Feb. 18th, from 12:30-2:30. If a one on one appointment is required, please call to set up a time prior to the drop in.

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Exchange student from Bolivia enjoying Clearwater visit Kay Knox Meet Daniela Romero, this year’s Rotary exchange student. In early September this plucky 17-year old left home and family in Santa Cruz, Bolivia; four plane rides and 30 long hours later she landed in Kamloops. Here she was met by Wes and Denise Bieber and driven to Clearwater, living in their home until the beginning of January. Now she is with Hans and Crystal Wadlegger and family where helping with chores on the farm is part of daily life. Christy and Dave Dobi are looking forward to having Daniela at their home for her final three months. “Everything was new!” she told me, dark eyes sparkling, but then added that much is the same. “Some people have asked me if I know what television is,” she commented, “but we have all of those kinds of things that you have here.” Using her iPad and Skype she talks to her parents and two brothers once a week. Their time zone is four hours ahead of here, and the seasons are reversed because South America is in the Southern Hemisphere. Daniela’s English is easy to understand and her wide vocabulary had me asking how many languages she spoke. “We speak Spanish in my country,” she told me, “but we also learn English in school. Another way is watching movies: the sound is in English while sub-titles are Spanish.” “What else is different?” I asked. “Everyone is wearing coats.” She grinned before going on more seriously, “Santa Cruz has a population of 2.6 million people. I am used to city noise and seeing people everywhere, so I experienced culture shock when

Daniela Romero, a Rotary exchange student from Bolivia, is spending a year in Clearwater. Photo by Kay Knox

I first arrived. But I love being here, free to do as I like, and living in a quiet place surrounded by nature – the mountains and wild animals like deer. Home is flat with no big mountains. It is not common to hike or camp in a tent. I had my first experience of camping in a tent at Adams Lake. When I had camped before, we were in a cabin with all the conveniences, including inside toilet.” “What did you think of the outside toilet when you first used one?” I couldn’t help asking. With a wide smile and a shrug of the shoulders, she said, “Not bad, but different – and funny!” “I hiked almost to the top of Raft Peak,” she went on, “but that was October and snow stopped us from going all the way up.” Daniela had never seen snow before, but she loves it. “I’ve been downhill and crosscountry skiing, sledding and tubing. My favourite is downhill and I’ve had lessons at both Sun Peaks and Silver Star. Twice

now I have been on a snowmobile and at the Ice Man Fishing Derby I stepped onto a frozen lake for the first time.” “I like the cold,” she stressed. “It’s nice to have a real winter season.” “At home we might have a week of chilly weather in May or June,” Daniela explained, “but it doesn’t get colder than 10° C. However, the rain forest makes it very humid, and that makes it feel cold, even if you are wearing a coat – something that isn’t common. It’s summer there now so it might be 33 – 37° C; schools are closed for the holidays and pool parties will be happening.” Another new and pretty scene for her was watching the leaves change colour during fall. “School is school,” Daniela first stated, but when I pressed for details, she explained that she had to have special tutoring at her private school in order to finish Grade 11 by August while her classmates had until October to cover

the same curriculum. When back home this coming July, she will have to catch up in a hurry to complete Grade 12 by year end. Instead of having a choice of subjects as she does at Clearwater Secondary School, at her school (which includes students from Kindergarten to Grade 12) she has been taking 13 subjects since Grade 9. “It works on a weekly timetable,” Daniela continued, “so each day is different during that week. Classes run from 7:30 a.m. until 3:15 in the afternoon, although most schools stop at 12:30. Lunch is the main meal of the day, while the evening one (cena) is a sandwich, like lunch is here in BC.” She is once again taking Grade 11 courses.“They are easy for me!” “Is there siesta time?” “Some people have one,” she said, “but shops don’t close; many are open until 7 p.m.” “Tell me about Christmas,” I requested.

“We celebrate on Christmas Eve,” Daniela told me. “At midnight we have our feast and open presents. Lots of fireworks are exploding outside while we do this.” “How did this whole experience begin?” this Rotarian interviewer couldn’t help asking. “I applied to be an exchange student with Rotary in January [2013] and it usually takes a year, so it was like a miracle when an email came from Rotary District 5060 in June offering me the chance to come to Clearwater. I accepted immediately,” added this adventurous young lady. “I am really thankful to Rotary [International] for this opportunity and especially to Clearwater Rotary, which pays me a monthly allowance

and makes it possible for me to attend gatherings in different places with other exchange students in this District.” Daniela had no trouble coming up with things she likes about being here. She fondly refers to the people in whose homes she spends several months as ‘my family’. When I asked, “What don’t you like?” she thought long and hard before answering. “The town is separated,” she finally said. “There is no downtown to visit and you need a car to get around.” Daniela’s hobbies include tennis, hanging out with her friends, baking, taking photos and sending them home. She knows how lucky she is to have Skype for free phone calls. “What do your parents think about

what you are doing?” “They are very happy and proud of me because they know that not many people get this opportunity and can do this. They are impressed by the photos I have sent – and the amount of clothes people have to wear.” She chuckled and added, “They cannot believe I am not frozen! I miss my family,” she concluded, “but I’m not sad and that’s because I am having fun here. I’m trying new things and having adventures – nothing to be sad about.” I too was impressed – by this happy, courageous, flexible teenager from Bolivia who is making the most of this incredible experience. Like other Rotary exchange students who have come here, she is a worthy representative of her home country.

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