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Forward Michael Lynch and the 100 Mile House Wranglers continue to make history this week. The local club’s inaugural regular season in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has come to an end, but a Round 1 playoff matchup with the Chase Heat is underway. Read page 31 for details.

Fee hikes offset by low taxes MLA Donna Barnett backs boring, balanced B.C. budget

Carole Rooney Free Press

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says the most crucial component in the provincial budget released last week is that it’s balanced. “It’s boring, it’s dull, but it’s balanced. They haven’t cut the health care budget, which is one of the most important budgets there is.” She adds Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett has already achieved his goal of shaving $50 million off of the budget in the core review of government he began last summer.

However, the NDP and some that we have to increase the health industry groups are pointing to fee care premiums ... when you need it, increases, including a four per it’s there, and it’s a blessing cent hike in Medical Services it’s there.” Plan (MSP) premiums next The budget includes year and escalating rates for $2.6 billion on health BC Hydro. sector infrastructure and “Unfortunately, there are an additional $243 milsome user fees that have to be lion over three years for increased,” Barnett explains. Community Living BC, There are more than the MLA adds. DONNA 800,000 citizens who pay lit“The government has BARNETT tle or no MSP premiums, she committed to supporting notes, and for those who do, the four families dealing with developmental per cent increase amounts to about disabilities. That is a very important $5 a month. component.” “With the wonderful health-care She explains there are adults with system we have, I do not feel bad these challenges who are no longer

funded under a youth program, so that gap needed to be filled. Meanwhile, NDP finance critic Mike Farnworth says the government is balancing the budget by using fee increases and appropriating another $480 million from the debt-ridden BC Hydro in 2014. However, Barnett argues the provincial government has taken money from the Crown corporation every year for as long as she can remember. “I don’t think the Opposition has anything to complain about.... I believe they utilized the same process. The money has to come from somewhere.” Continued on 5


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Bone marrow transplant complete

Ken Alexander Free Press

After donating her bone marrow to her brother, Mike Jones, for his transplant in Vancouver on Feb. 13, 108 Mile Ranch resident Sheri Hatton says she is glad to be back home with her family. Mike and Sheri were both born at 100 Mile District General Hospital, but Mike moved to Nanaimo when he was a teenager, while Sheri graduated from PSO. Their parents, Arlene and Joe Rushton of Lac la Hache, and Gordon Jones, formerly of 100 Mile House, were happy to learn the bone marrow transplant went well and are praying the “graft” will be successful. Mike needed the transplant to fight a very aggressive cancer – Hepatosplenic t-cell Lymphoma. He was diagnosed in Nanaimo on Aug. 16, 2013. Fortunately, Sheri was a perfect bone marrow match for him. There were a number of blood tests she had to do almost weekly for the few months preceding the lead-up to the bone-marrow harvesting. Right at the end, Sheri had a “wonky” test result and was called in to do an emergency ultrasound two days before her preparation process was scheduled to start. “They thought I had a tumour. So, it was rather scary for the entire family, but it was one of those false positives. “There was this thought that ‘crap, now there may be two of them with cancer, and the one who is supposed to save the other can’t’....” On Feb. 9, Sheri started her G-CSF injections, which caused the marrow to grow in her bones and overflow into her blood stream, so the extraction team can harvest the bone marrow from her blood. “Instantly, the chemical going in was like liquid fire in my flesh. But that disappeared within about 20 minutes.” Sheri explains there was no side-effects immediately after the injection, but a few hours later, she was feeling light-headed, nauseous and in some discomfort (pain). “Then I got an excruciating headache that I didn’t get rid of until Feb. 14 (the day after the transplant). When I woke up Monday morning (Feb. 10), I had horrible hip pain that didn’t leave me until Feb. 16.” She had two more injections on Feb. 11 and 12, and on Feb. 12, she was in a lot of pain. The extraction Sheri notes that because she was having significant side-effects to the injections, the extraction team figured she may only have to endure one day of the harvesting process. “The assumption was it would be

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Mike Jones, who has been battling Hepatosplenic t-cell Lymphoma, received some bone marrow from his sister, Sheri Hatton, who lives at the 108 Mile Ranch. The bone marrow extraction and the transplant on Feb. 13 went as good as expected and, now, both are recovering from the process. This photograph was taken before August 2013 when Mike was diagnosed with cancer.

an easy extraction.” on. I was completely depleted of However, that was not the case – whatever calcium was left in me, after spending seven hours on the and the vibrations and pain were bed with blood being taken out of even worse.” one arm for harvesting and new Mentally, however, Sheri says she blood being put in the other arm. was never discouraged and she had Because Sheri had to lie still durcomplete faith in the system and in ing the extraction process, they gave the nurse doing the extraction. her drugs to help her relax. At one point, she woke up and The transplant thought the bed was vibrating. After the extraction, Sheri However, her bones were getting walked, with some difficulty, to completely depleted of calcium, Mike’s room, laid down beside him which caused her bones on his bed and, togethIt was to vibrate. er, they waited for his amazing; I The problem during blood with Sheri’s bone was giving the extraction process marrow to come. the gift of was the machine that “We waited for a life to my draws the blood and couple of hours and the brother." extracts the marrow blood showed up, and wasn’t being re-calibrathis process took less – Sheri Hatton than an hour. ed when the harvesting process dipped below “I was incredibly the prime extraction exciting; it was emolevel. tional – the nurse even cried. It was “At the end of the day, they hardly amazing; I was giving the gift of life got any [marrow] out.... So, the to my brother.” next day another nurse requested Sheri says she would do it again that I become her patient and she for a family member, or even a watched the levels like a hawk, con- stranger, if she was a match, and she stantly adjusting it. We ended up encourages others to donate during getting more than we needed.” their lifetime or after they die. She received a fourth injection to “It’s important, and as my brother prepare her for the second extracputs it, he’s no longer fighting tion day. a downhill battle, but an uphill However, at the end of the seven- battle.” hour extraction on the second day, Sheri’s and Mike’s mom, Arlene, Sheri says she collapsed and was was at their bedsides to give them lethargic, unresponsive and her her support, love and prayers blood pressure and blood sugars throughout the whole process. dropped significantly. “She was worried and tired, but “I couldn’t respond; I was only mom is very strong and has a lot of vaguely aware of what was going faith. As much as she worries, she

never believes it’s a lost cause; her faith is very strong.” Sheri says Mike is doing well, and is receiving four rounds of MTX, which helps with the bone marrow grafting process, over a couple of weeks. It’s a type of chemotherapy that helps fight rejection, she explains. She notes it normally takes about 12 days for the donor’s and recipient’s stem cells to graft together after the transplant. It’s important that Mike fights off any graft-versus-host disease. “They want a little bit of rejection to show his body still has an immune system to fight, but they don’t want a complete rejection. The odds of [a complete rejection] not happening are very good because we were a 100 per cent match, including our blood types being a match." Back home Even as she is recuperating at home, Sheri says she is still dealing with light-headedness, nausea and pain. “It could be shooting pain, a burst of pain or an ache for a couple of hours. It’s just very random. “However, every day is better than the day before.” Mike’s message “The support from everybody has been really great. "I can’t wish for much more other than everyone else suffering from cancer gets to have as great of support and love that I have felt.”

DRY GRAD SUPPORT BC Liquor Store customers can contribute to the 2014 Dry Grad campaign Feb. 24-March 31. By donating $1 or more at the store checkouts, patrons can support alcoholfree events for local graduating secondary school students. These donations top up funds raised by parents, students and teachers throughout the year for alcoholfree grad celebrations. Liquor stores provide a small token to campaign donors. Last year, $11,111 was raised for School District #27 at the stores in 100 Mile House ($1,591) and Williams Lake ($9,520).

HANGER CONTRACT The CRD will be entering into a long-term construction and use agreement. The contract will see the development of open-sided sunshade hangers at the South Cariboo Regional Airport in 108 Mile Ranch. The term is 10 years, plus an optional 10-year extension, with an annual fee payable to the CRD. Expressions of interest are being accepted at dcampbell@cari boord.bc.ca until Feb. 28.


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Lawyer cautions designated drivers Keep them in backseat, backed off, or booted out

Carole Rooney Free Press

100 Mile House lawyer Peter Messner is warning designated drivers they may not be covered in an accident caused by a drunk passenger. After a B.C. Supreme Court Justice recently ruled ICBC is under no obligation to compensate the driver, Marnetta Felix, after her boyfriend and passenger, Kevin Hearne, caused a serious accident in 2006 by grabbing the wheel. Hearne died, and Felix sustained injuries, and then sued Hearne’s estate for $863,242. She unsuccessfully sought to recoup on third-party liability insurance from ICBC. Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Minister Todd Stone has told media he’s concerned about the Justice’s ruling, and that he and Attorney General Suzanne Anton will review and discuss it for potential legislative changes. Messner says he handled a similar case that occurred locally a couple of years ago. It was recently resolved in favour of his client, but he notes other liability

claims might not always be successful. “My client agreed to be the designated driver for three young fellows, who obviously had been drinking too much ... the car was owned by the father of one of the passengers.� The vehicle was headed along Horse Lake Road toward 100 Mile House when an accident occurred. As the car approached Skaday’s Bridge, the young man in the front passenger seat – who was not the car owner’s son – pulled on the emergency brake and caused the car to spin out and go into the ditch. “The only person seriously hurt was the young lady who had agreed to be the designated driver.� Messner explains he initiated a lawsuit against all of the passengers, the car owner, and ICBC on his client’s behalf. “ICBC said ‘well too bad, there is no coverage in that sort of situation’ because the applicable sections of the Motor Vehicle Act, and the regulations ‘pursuant thereto’, say a passenger pulling on an emergency brake, or even pulling

on a steering wheel, is compensation for desnot an operaignated drivers tor. He is not a was “baloney,� driver; he is not especially since a motorist.� members of He says the the public are legal techniconstantly calities are such encouraged to that had it been be designated the car owner’s drivers. Peter son who pulled Messner While he on the brake, finally succeedit might have ed in gaining made a difference. ICBC compensation Messner adds he for his client, the lawthought this lack of yer says it was only after

“fairly lengthy� negotiations, and his “threats to go public.� Messner adds he is personally lobbying for the laws to change. “I’ve spoken with our Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett on several occasions, and I’ve spoken with Premier Christy Clark when she was in Williams Lake. “All they’ve got to do is say a passenger touch-

ing a steering wheel or brake or doing anything like that will be considered an operator, or a driver, and it will solve the whole problem.� Meanwhile, Messner says he hopes people will be careful if they are driving with someone severely impaired in the vehicle, such as ensuring that passengers sit in the back seat. At the first indication that passengers

might do something dumb, Messner suggests stopping the vehicle, warning the passengers, and if it continues, get them out of the vehicle and offer to call their family members for a pickup. As it stands now, Messner notes designated drivers and their passengers are not going to be covered if an inebriated occupant causes an accident.

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BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS Award Categories & Criteria

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

OFFICIAL NOMINATION FORM

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

PLEASE MARK THE CATEGORIES YOU ARE NOMINATING:

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

1. Family-Friendly Business - sponsored by Cariboo Family Enrichment Center - A Business that: demonstrates a progressive human resources policy with exible work schedule, practical beneďŹ t packages and allows families a positive work/life balance understanding increase in Business Nominee: ______________________________________ productivity and greater job satisfaction; and makes the work environment safe, useable, Details: ____________________________________________________ comfortable and accessible for families and welcomes young children. 2. Greatest Improvement 2013 Business Nominee: ______________________________________ 2. Greatest Improvement in 2013 - sponsored by Sunrise Ford - A business or organization Details: ____________________________________________________ that: has shown extraordinary improvement in growth, customer relations, business property improvements, product selection in 2013; identiďŹ able aspects of operations have had a visible 3. Rising Star Business Nominee: ______________________________________ and signiďŹ cant improvement in 2013 Details: ____________________________________________________ 3. Rising Star - sponsored by 108 Mile Supermarket - Individual who demonstrates excellence 4. Tourism/Recreation in business judgment, leadership and community contribution; is a business leader with Business Nominee: ______________________________________ professional success and responsibility, has progressed respectfully and has earned a positive Details: ____________________________________________________ reputation in the business community. 5. Best Marketing and Promotion 4. Tourism/Recreation Award - sponsored by Regency Chrysler - A business, group or individual Business Nominee: ______________________________________ who: actively promotes and encourages the public to use the South Cariboo as a destination Details: ____________________________________________________ point for recreation and/or relocation; attracts positive media attention to our community, in any 6. Community Living forum, whether political, sports, craft, work, innovation, art, etc. Business Nominee: ______________________________________ 5. Best Marketing and Promotion - sponsored by the Free Press - A business that: markets and Details: ____________________________________________________ advertises effectively promoting the business, its clients, its purpose or wares; has unique and 7. Best Home-Based Business memorable advertising that has been consistent, relevant and attractive. Business Nominee: ______________________________________ 6. Community Inclusion Award - sponsored by Cedar Crest Society - A business or organization Details: ____________________________________________________ that: is physically accessible to all customers including those with physical disabilities; 8. Best New Business demonstrates their inclusive nature by employing persons with developmental or physical Business Nominee: ______________________________________ disabilities and understands and promotes the concept of ‘Community Living’ Details: ____________________________________________________ 7. Best Home-Based Business - sponsored by BMO - A business operated from, attached to or on home 9. Non-ProďŹ t Organization property that: consistently shows excellence in quality of goods and/or services; has a strong customer Business Nominee: ______________________________________ base demonstrating success and long term viability while making a positive community presence. Details:C ____________________________________________________ “INCREASING FOOD SECURITY IN OUR OMMUNITYâ€? 10. Community-Based Business 8. Best New Business - sponsored by Williams Lake & District Credit Union - A business started in Business Nominee: ______________________________________ 2013 that: has demonstrated a good record of success and a strong commitment to the South Cariboo. “IF ncreasIng Food securIty Details: ____________________________________________________ 9. Non-ProďŹ t Organization - sponsored by Work n Play Clothing - A business or organization “I NCREASING OOD S ECURITY IN OUR C OMMUNITY â€? G FOOD SECURITY IN OUR COMMUNITY â€? In our ommunIty â€?COMMUNITY 11. Resource-Based Business that operates as non-proďŹ t that: provides a direct contribution to the quality of life in the South “INCREASING FOOD c SECURITY IN OUR March 16,â€? 2013 Business Nominee: ______________________________________ Cariboo. This award goes to the organization that involves itself in the community and directly  Details: ____________________________________________________ assists people or events through staff or volunteer time, or other direct participation. 10am—3pm March 8, 2014 12. Customer Service Award March 16,2013 2013 16, 10. Community-Based Business Excellence Award - sponsored by PMT Chartered Accountants March 16,March 2013 Business Nominee: ______________________________________ 10am - 3pm Creekside Seniors Centre - A business that serves the community that they are based in; and consistently shows 10am—3pm Details: ____________________________________________________ 10am—3pm excellence in quality of goods and/or services. 10am—3pm (between the Junior Secondary School and the Ambulance Creekside Seniors Centre Creekside Seniors Centre 13. People’s Choice Award (between the Junior SecondaryStation and the in 100 Mile House) 11. Resource-Based Excellence Award - Sponsored by ‘Say Yes to New Prosperity’/Taseko (between the Junior Secondary School and the Ambulance Creekside Seniors Centre Business Nominee: ______________________________________ Creekside Seniors Centre Ambulance Station in 100 House) - Any individual or business that has shown excellence, leadership and innovation within the Station in 100 MileMile House) Details: ____________________________________________________ (between the Junior Secondary School and the Ambulance $2 suggested donation at the door ďŹ eld of natural resources. the Junior Secondary School and the Ambulance $2 suggested donation at the door $2 suggested donation at the door Station in 100 Mile House) Nominator: ___________________________________________ 12. 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First Nations, environmentalists denounce mine project

time to change the way the government of Canada is working with First Nations. It’s time that First Nations were at the table rather than just treated like a stakeholder – that’s what I heard.” Spencer notes she thinks, overall, the trip was worthwhile. If the project isn’t

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Friends of Fish Lake representative Patricia Spencer was among a group of opponents to the New Prosperity Gold-Copper Project who lobbied in Ottawa, Feb. 11-13. The 108 Mile Ranch resident says they wanted to state their case to federal officials prior to the decision by Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq and the Conservative cabinet due by the end of the month. Spencer and Fish Lake Alliance representative Sage Birchwater of Williams Lake joined Chief Joe Alphonse, Tribal Chair for Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG). Xeni-Gwet’in Chief Roger William, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo and TNG mining, oil and gas manager J.P. Laplante were also members of the group. Union of BC Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Stewart Phillip also participated in some of the discussions by telephone, she says. “Sage Birchwater and I went because we wanted to show there are many non-Aboriginal people opposed to the mine. Especially

rejected, the credibility of the whole environmental review process will be in question, she adds. “We are hopeful the government of Canada will do the right thing and say ‘no’, [and] turn down this particular proposal. We really think it’s time to just let go of this.”

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Friends of Fish Lake representative Patricia Spencer, left, Assembly of First Nations director William David, Xeni-Gwet'in Chief Roger William, Tsilhqot'in National Government (TNG) Tribal Chair Chief Joe Alphonse, Fish Lake Alliance's Sage Birchwater. and TNG mining oil and gas manager J.P. Laplante lobbied officials in Ottawa to reject the proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper project.

after the environmental report came out on Oct. 1, 2013, [detailing] the significant negative impacts to the environment and First Nations that will be immitigable – they can’t be fixed.” Alphonse says his people fear the “scathing” findings of two independent expert review panels will be forgotten amidst the lobbying efforts by Taseko Mines Ltd. and its supporters. “This fight has been unfairly spun by the

company ... as a First Nation versus nonFirst Nation issue. Well, the truth is that many more non-First Nations spoke out against this project in the public hearings than those in support.” While the group could not speak with Aglukkaq directly, it did meet with her Parliamentary Secretary Dr. Colin Carrie. Over the three days, the group also met with several NDP and Liberal MPs, Canadian

Environmental Assessment Agency president Ron Hallman and a half-dozen deputy ministers, Spencer says. “They certainly listened, as far as the deputy ministers and Dr. Colin Carrie listened. It’s hard to say what is going to happen. “The Opposition MPs weren’t very ‘hopeful’, you might say. They figured government is going to approve it.” That indication was “pretty disappointing” given the “bad, scath-

Union wants BC Hydro, ICBC to keep money From 1

The Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union, Local 378 (COPE 378) represents employees at BC Hydro and ICBC and it takes umbrage how much money the B.C. Liberal government is scooping out of the two Crown corporations. COPE 378 President David Black says the “responsible thing to do” would be to keep the money in BC Hydro, instead of using it to balance the budget while residents and schools face soaring rates.

ICBC will be diverting $200 million from its coffers to government’s general revenue, Black adds. Barnett counters that British Columbia has the lowest income tax rates in Canada, which offsets some fee increases. A family of four earning $70,000 a year pays $1,990 less income tax now than in 2001, she says, adding that scale continues from low-income individuals and seniors to highincome families. Other budget aspects, such as up to $7,500 in property pur-

ing” findings in the panel’s report, she adds. While Spencer notes she can’t speak for First Nations, the message as she understands it is, if approved, the mine project will “create more conflict” between government and Aboriginals. “I think that’s the message the Aboriginal people were trying to get across, is that it’s

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Moose population decline in Cariboo

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The provincial government recently launched an investigation into what’s causing significant moose population declines in the British Columbia Interior. The five-year study will monitor five zones that range from the Fort St. James area in the North to the Kamloops area in the South – Bonaparte, Big Creek, Entiako, Prince George South and John Prince Research Forest. The investigation will consider forestryrelated changes to the landscape, climate, parasites, diseases, and pressure from hunting and predators, and any connection these factors have with respect to what’s happening to the animals, and how to bring them back. Jesse Zeman, a

director with the B.C. Wildlife Federation (BCWL), says it’s good to see the government investing in wildlife management. He adds the decline in moose numbers in this part of the province has been “huge.” “In the Thompson, Cariboo and Omineca – that’s where we’ve seen the most significant decline. Of course, those are the areas where we’ve had extensive salvage and pine beetle logging. “We know where we’ve had salvage logging we’ve had significant moose population declines. What the relationship is between logging and moose population declines, we don’t know. That’s what we have to find out.” The most current estimate for B.C.’s moose population – 145,000 to

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235,000 – is from 2011. The government says that estimate will be updated this summer. According to data provided by the BCWF, the number of moose taken by hunters in the Cariboo Region has dropped by close to two-thirds in the past 30 years – from 2,921 in 1980 to 964 in 2011. Throughout the province, close to 75,000 people apply for

a moose tag annually, but only about 10,000 receive tags. Of those, about 6,000 hunters will take an animal. Thirty years ago, resident hunters were harvesting about 13,000 annually. The drop in hunting numbers means declines in overall revenue generated from hunting and huntingrelated expenditures for many communities in rural B.C., Zeman explains. “Sustainability is the key. If the [moose] population is trending downward, then opportunities for hunters trends down with that. “Probably one-third of the hunter population lives either on Vancouver Island or in the Lower Mainland. So, those are people who would historically have come up to the Cariboo to go hunting. There’s an income redis-

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tribution that happens throughout the Cariboo that now doesn’t occur as much.” The study, which includes 11 wildlife biologists, a wildlife veterinarian and other staff, will see the movement of more than 200 radio-collared moose tracked and their mortalities investigated to determine a cause of death. There is the possibility of adding three more areas to the study as the work progresses. In a news release, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations states the goal for moose management is to ensure populations are sustainable, integral to natural ecosystems throughout their range, and able to meet the needs of First Nations, licensed hunters and the guiding industry.

District moving along with climate action During the Feb. 11 District of 100 Mile House council meeting, councillors heard a report on the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) from District planner Joanne Doddridge. CARIP is a conditional grant designed to offset the carbon tax paid by municipal governments that have onto the BC Climate Action Charter. Doddridge’s report fulfilled the requirement for council to publicly report on the District’s plan to progress toward meeting its climate control action goals.

The District pays around $3,000 annually in carbon taxes, and the CARIP grant directly offsets that amount. Following are some highlights of the District’s community-wide actions for 2013: • Official Community Plan targets, policies and actions. The overarching target: 20 per cent (%) by 2020; sector specific targets: 25% residential emissions, 15% commercial and institutional emissions, 20% transportation emissions, 20% increase proportion of residents walking/cycling to

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While the B.C. Liberal government struggles to keep the details from negotiations with British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) private, NDP Leader Adrian Dix blew it wide open when he read aloud from court transcripts in question period. During the first spring legislative session, Dix quoted BCTF lawyer John Rogers asking former government negotiator Paul Straszak on Sept. 17, 2013 if the government’s objective was to increase the pressure on teachers

to provoke a full-scale its request to suspend strike. the effect of two terms Dix told the legis- in a B.C. Supreme Court lature that Straszak judgment made by replied, “Yes. I’ll Justice Griffin say that’s coron Jan. 27, 2014. rect.” If granted, The NDP pending appeal leader then of Justice called on Griffin’s deciPremier Christy sion, part of the Clark to pubmotion asks the MURRAY licly release court to stay HELMER cabinet docuan “unprecments, which edented” order have only been revealed allowing the BCTF to in court, because they publicly distribute a could shed light on how written submission to its the government han- members, which quotes dled its contract talks extensively from these with teachers. same cabinet docuMeanwhile, govern- ments. ment recently filed a In filing the notice, Notice of Motion and Dix says the B.C. 10 affidavits supporting Liberal government is

attempting to “bury the truth even deeper” and deny Griffin’s ruling that the testimony she based her decision on should be released. Cariboo Chilcotin Teachers’ Association (CCTA) president Murray Helmer agrees. He also questions both the motive and the ethics of government’s attempt to dodge Supreme Court rulings. “The [Justice] has made her rulings and the government is still, number 1, denying them; but number 2, refusing to release the documents that would prove undisputedly that they are

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mendations from the tree assessment and implement woodlot trail upgrades. District corporate actions 2013 • Council adopted a Corporate Carbon Neutral Plan and established a Green Team of staff members to spearhead initiatives, and will implement the plan recommendations and take Green Team actions in 2014. • Explored bioenergy options used in Sweden.

• Created an idle reduction policy for District vehicles. • Replaced the fire department rooftop heating and air conditioning unit. This year, there will be a renovation to the front and rear administration exits at the fire hall. • Paper recycling was implemented in all municipal operations. • In 2014, the District will purchase an allelectric truck for the public works fleet.

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ariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett calls the Feb. 18 provincial budget “boring and dull but balanced.” It may be balanced; it is hard to argue that without an in-depth look into the books. We’ve heard about balanced budgets by various governments over the years, which turned out to be not as balanced when a new government takes over the reins. Then there is the $175-million surplus Premier Christy Clark’s government expects to reach by the end of the fiscal year and $184 million next year. OK, but they don’t leave a lot of new money to pay for education and health, which are facing rising operational costs. There are other financial figures in the budget that are not as warm and fuzzy, and they need to be dealt with sooner rather than later. Taxpayer-supported debt is a prime example of a worrisome aspect of the B.C. Liberal government’s financial situation. This debt load rises to $43 billion in 2014/15 and $45.5 billion extra in 2016/17. Some $11 billion of next year’s tax load is a result of the B.C. Liberals’ consecutive deficit budgets. If that isn’t enough to raise the red flags, consider the fact our total provincial debt is $64.7 billion and it’s estimated to grow to $68.9 billion in 2017. That means we are paying $2.5 billion annually to pay the interest on the debt load, or four cents out of every dollar. Our provincial government is confident the liquefied natural gas export plan will be the goose that will lay the golden egg to make this huge debt go away. We had better pray that plan comes to fruition because the debt clock is ticking. As for our MLA’s comment about the budget being “dull and boring,” there are groups in our province that are worried about not seeing new funding in this year’s budget. One such group is the British Columbia School Trustees Association whose chair, Teresa Rezansoff, notes there will be no new money for kindergartenGrade 12 classes in the 2014 budget. Rezansoff says the BCSTA is “very disappointed public education and students are not among the government’s top priority list.” School districts are being hammered by rising costs – MSP, pension and utility rates – that are escalating unfunded cost pressures. They are closing schools and using the last of their dwindling surpluses to balance their budgets. Trustees are already worrying about next year’s finances. Parents of public school students should be equally concerned, and should voice their concerns. Let us know your thoughts by writing a letter to the editor.

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or several years, advocates for the care sector of the economy have waited for recognition and help. Those, who have devoted hours of unpaid labour to the well-being of the young, sick, handicapped, frail, elderly and dying, have been put on hold – told their time would come. Those who serve in volunteer capacities – firefighting, search and rescue – are among the many who make up onethird to a half of the GDP the nation depends on. They represent roles not officially called work by tax and labour definitions. Advocates want government to notice these tasks are not hobbies, but essential to the economy. They want recognition of money saved from not hiring professional and institutional workers in the field.

They want recognition other care roles, too? of money saved when the The small admission of work is done well and the our debt to the unpaid fire does not spread, the lost worker falls short of what hiker is found, or would be fair the wayward child recognition. GUEST SHOT Income-splitting is nurtured and turns out well. is rumoured to be The savings have on the horizon in BEVERLEY been misread as the 2015 budget, SMITH savings to the recommended by family, when, in fact, many researchers, families give up income so including Professor Jack someone can do these roles. Mintz. The savings are to the It was the subject of a 2002 government that does not conference on Parliament have to fund costly hospital Hill and is already practised beds, nursing homes, or in many countries – a key only institutional care of way to recognize the unpaid toddlers. worker in a household. The February 2014 budget Pension splitting is a takes only small steps to start, but we await the value this sector. fairer extension of income It will permit search and splitting to all households rescue volunteers to have a that share income. tax credit similar to the one Funding for the care volunteer firefighters get. giving has unfairly tilted for It will give adopting years to the paid sector. families more expense tax Maternity benefits are still breaks. tied to the previous year’s But why not recognize the salary.

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There is no birth benefit, unlike Australia or Singapore. Universal funding for care of a child at $100 a month is small, and ends at age seven, while hiring a thirdparty, non-family member, or enrolling in day care provides deductions to age 14. Deductions for care of the handicapped or frail and elderly are still preferentially given to third-party, nonfamily members and ignore the costs and sacrifice of a family caregiver. Pensions are still tied to paid work only. We need a budget that recognizes the selfless work done at personal cost to help others. A crack has opened in the door in the 2014 budget and a tiny light shines through. Open the door! Beverley Smith is a Canadian children’s and women’s rights activist.

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Many Canadians not getting end-of-life care To the editor: I am pleased to announce a large number of national health organizations are now on board with the NDP’s push for a national palliative care strategy. I am proud to lead this fight for a national strategy on improving access to palliative and hospice care with my parliamentary Motion 456. I have tabled this motion because there is a clear and defined need

for quality palliative care across Canada. The federal government must assume its leadership role in working with the provinces and the territories on improving health-care services. To my dismay, and to that of many Canadians I have seen and heard, this is just not what is happening. That is why I am working closely with the medical and social organizations that are on the front lines of

this important issue. The following are a few of the organizations that have signed on to support the motion: Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health (CERAH), College of Family Physicians of Canada, Canadian Pharmacist Association, and Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. The support of these organiza-

Fed economic fumbling To the editor: The federal government’s recent Economic Update proves MP Cathy McLeod and the Conservatives are out-of-touch with the challenges facing middle class Canadians. It didn’t include anything for middle-class families struggling under record levels of household debt. The average Canadian household now owes $1.66 for every dollar of disposable income. It didn’t include anything to help young Canadians, or the parents who are financially supporting them. Today, there are still 225,400 fewer jobs for young Canadians than before the downturn. And it didn’t include anything to help kick start the economy. The Conservatives are sitting back and defending the status quo, despite the fact Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s growth record is the worst of any prime minister since R.B. Bennett.

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Instead, the Tories chose to concoct a budgetary surplus on the eve of the next election. But almost half of that surplus comes from asset sales that have not taken place. They also imposed countless tax hikes on the middle class over the past three years, raising taxes on everything from credit unions to employment insurance (EI). In fact, the Economic Update inadvertently revealed the Tories are keeping EI premiums artificially high in order to further pad their numbers – the same EI taxes that are, in the words of the finance minister, “direct job killers.” Canada can do better. The recession ended more than four years ago, but Mrs. McLeod’s economic message has been that Canadians should be happy that we’re not Spain. That’s just not good enough. Scott Brison, MP Liberal Finance critic

tions shows the degree to which we need change on this file now. Too many Canadians are not receiving the end-of-life care they need and deserve and caregivers are not receiving the support they need. The NDP is proud to bring this issue to the House of Commons in order to have a national strategy in place to assure quality, community and family-based care for our loved ones. Moreover, I am pleased to see

MPs of all stripes are also showing their support for this motion. The debate will be an important milestone for this Parliament. I invite you to continue the dialog and show your support to make sure health care is there when you need it the most by signing my petition at http://petition.ndp.ca/ make-sure-health-care-is-there. Charlie Angus, MP Timmins-James Bay

Doucette offers apology

To the editor: Last week, I wrote a letter to the editor (Feb. 19, page 9, headlined Doucette unhappy with reporting) in regards to media publishing comments that were untrue and incorrect. I may have inadvertently implied that the Free Press was part of this poor reporting. This was not the case and I apologize. The Free Press has always done great work in reporting the story with input from both sides. It was never my intention to point fingers at the Free Press or Black Press in general. The article I referred to in my letter was posted on HQCariboo. com and another publication that copied the article that HQ posted. I was shocked that HQ Cariboo didn’t even try to contact me in

regards to the accusations made by [Tsihqot’in National government Chief] Joe Alphonse and I didn’t want to accuse them directly in my letter.

Again, my apology to all at the 100 Mile House Free Press. Len Doucette 108 Mile Ranch

Fletcher should move

To the editor: I am writing regarding the Tom Fletcher column, headlined Old man, take a look at your facts, on page A9 of your Jan. 22 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press. Well, now Fletcher has done it. He has annoyed, angered, baffled and bored us over the years with his columns. However, to be so condescending and rude about Neil Young’s involvement in the anti-oil sands controversy made me respond. How does he decide which experts’ findings on the environment he judges to be the truth – the whole truth? May I make a suggestion: Fletcher should move to Fort McMurray and enjoy the scenery. And after looking at his picture, who is calling whom an old man? Heidi Bumann Surrey

Grizzly hunt isn't going away cent of B.C. residents oppose trophy bank loans to expand the industry. hunting, and its California experts Non-resident hunters are required to hire calculate a 10-fold increase in value when a licensed guide-outfitter. Resident hunters bear hunting gives way to bear watching. pay $32 for a one-year hunting licence The Raincoast Conservation and $80 for a grizzly bear tag. Society has bought up half a Non-Canadians pay $180 for the dozen guiding territories on the licence and $1,030 for a chance remote B.C. coast. Combined at a grizzly. with government restrictions, Hunting in general is making more than half the coast is now a comeback in B.C. Ministry off limits to bear hunting. data show hunting licences had Naturally, activists want the declined to 85,633 in 2006, but whole province shut down. recovered to reach 97,828 by 2013. Wildlife management is Thomson credits the work of the responsibility of Forests, the B.C. Wildlife Federation, Tom Lands and Natural Resource which runs hunter training Fletcher Operations Minister Steve courses. Another program, Thomson. He’s heard plenty Becoming an Outdoor Woman, from all sides and he maintains has helped revive hunting and that bear watching and bear hunting will camping as a family activity, he said. continue to coexist in B.C. The reopening of grizzly bear territories Thomson just introduced legislation is marketed to urban residents as a to permit hunting guide territories to horrible crime against nature. In fact, it’s a be operated by corporations as well as sign of increasing population. individuals. This change, allows First Problems in B.C. wildlife these days Nations companies and others to access to include the fragile mountain caribou herds

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little-noticed protest tent sprouted up on the rain-soaked British Columbia legislature grounds earlier this month. Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver spoke, asking whether B.C. residents would tolerate trophy hunting of killer whales. That would be a federal matter, but the point is vividly made about the onset of B.C.’s traditional spring grizzly bear hunt. It’s bigger this year, with Kootenay and Chilcotin wildlife management regions reopened after closures were enacted to preserve grizzly populations. In all, more than 1,000 grizzly bears are up for grabs. As with limited-entry hunts for deer and other animals, about one-third of those hunts are successful in an average year. The rally was sponsored by the Coastal First Nations Great Bear Initiative, the partnership with United States-directed environment groups Sierra Club, Greenpeace and ForestEthics that has become so influential in B.C. affairs. It produced a survey showing that 88 per

of the Kootenays, which have been subject to intensive management, including relocation of animals. The ministry has also begun a five-year study of declining moose populations across a vast area of the Interior subject to salvage logging in the wake of the pine beetle epidemic. Vancouver media recently highlighted a grizzly hunt by NHL journeyman Clayton Stoner. Typically, U.S. environmentalists promoted the deceased bear by name, “Cheeky,” and photos showed its carcass stripped to the skeleton by scavengers after Stoner left with the hide, paws and head. They don’t mention that the same fate awaits animals that die of starvation or other natural causes, which increase when animals overpopulate. As with many B.C. issues, there’s a cartoon version sold to impressionable city dwellers, and then there’s the truth. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress. ca.


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the province Man unscathed after being run down by drunk driver KAMLOOPS -A man who eventually blew three times the legal blood-alcohol limit in a roadside screening device hit another man as the impaired driver took off from the scene of a minor traffic accident. And, despite rolling onto the hood of the car, the man struck was uninjured. The incident occurred on Friday, Feb. 21, at about 10 p.m. at Highway 5A and Rogers Way in Aberdeen. Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Fran Bethell said the suspect driver was trying to make a left turn into a parking lot when he struck another vehicle. The two vehicles suffered minor damage and both drivers pulled into the parking lot. Bethell said the driver of the vehicle that was struck got out to speak to the other driver to exchange information. She said the suspect driver became agitated, jumped back into his vehicle, gunned the engine, drove off quickly and ran over the other driver. “The man rolled over the hood and off the car,” Bethell said. “Miraculously, he wasn’t injured at all. The suspect then drove off.” Bethel said when an officer arrived at the scene to investigate, the suspect driver was being driven back to the scene by a friend. A 34-year-old Clearwater man was found to be impaired and provided breath samples that were more than three times the legal blood-alcohol limit. Red Mountain skier missing since Thursday found NELSON — A 67-year-old skier who went missing Thursday afternoon (Feb. 20) in the thickening fog on Red Mountain Resort was found unharmed Friday afternoon. Using an RCMP Air Services helicopter Friday morning, Rossland and District Search and Rescue located the missing man walking in the Sheep Creek Road area southwest of the ski hill around 1 p.m. The experienced skier had become disoriented in heavy fog on the Red Mountain Resort just before noon on Thursday, said Trail RCMP Cpl. Kelly Hall.

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C ap sule C omments Meditation goes back thousands of years to Buddhist India. It is practiced today in Canada and one doctor studied the effect meditation on high blood pressure. He taught a group of people to include yoga and meditation in their daily routine. Although his results didn’t show any lowering of blood pressure, the participants noted that it helped them relax and live with less stress. That’s a good outcome.

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The construction of the new RCMP detachment is cruising along on schedule, according to Summit Brooke Construction (SBC) site superintendent Dan Norris. “We have poured the concrete footings for the north retaining wall that’s going in between the [detachment] and the [Regency] Chrysler dealership, and we will start construction of that retaining wall any day now, as weather permits.” Crews have been working steadily on back-filling the underside of the building, Norris explains, and he currently expects to be ready to pour the main foundation footings by Friday (Feb. 28). “We are on schedule and on track. It is all weather permitting, of course, but we are definitely proceeding forward.”

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of the RCMP’s support of its youth strategic priority. A number of helpful resources are available to youth and their parents through the www.deal. org website. These resources include facts on what bullying is; why people bully and who they target and how parents can deal with their child; and whether they are being bullied or are the ones doing the bullying. Anyone observing any suspicious activity can report it to 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477 (TIPS) or online at www.bccrimestoppers. com.

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TVs stolen On Feb. 21, it was reported that five new televisions had been stolen from different show units at Meridian RV. The thefts occurred sometime between October 2013 and February 2014 and were recently discovered missing. All of these units had been left unlocked to allow easy viewing by potential customers. This theft is still being investigated and anyone with any information is asked to contact the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456.

fishing on the lake when one of them got separated from the group. He was found a little while later having been involved in an accident with the snowmobile he had been operating. The 23-year-old Chilliwack man suffered serious injuries and was taken to 100 Mile District General Hospital and then transported to Cariboo Memorial Hospital in William’s Lake to receive additional care. 100 Mile House RCMP further determined the snowmobile was stolen from Langley in 2012, and the investigation is continuing.

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Attempted theft Sometime between 9 p.m. on Feb. 22 and 9 a.m. on Feb. 23, a 1991 Ford Explorer parked on Scott Road was the target of a potential auto theft. The vehicle, which had been left unlocked by the owner, had damage sustained to the steering column in an attempt to start it.

The 26-year-old man was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and he was taken into custody. It was determined he was breaching release conditions on a recognizance out of Alberta and had three outstanding Alberta warrants for driving- and alcoholrelated offences. A bail hearing was conducted and this male was remanded in custody until Feb. 24 and subsequently released.

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According to BC Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett, “What’s being proposed in New Prosperity is not out of the norm. It’s an open pit copper/gold mine that is actually very similar to open pit copper/gold mines that we already have….” (page A5, Williams Lake Tribune Jan. 24 – Bennett pushes for New Prosperity Mine). What I hope is “out of the norm” is elected representatives refusing to accept the results of legitimate independent reviews. Two federal environmental review panels and the provincial environmental assessment process all reached the conclusion there were problems with this mining proposal. If Mr. Bennett really doesn’t understand what is different about the New Prosperity proposal, he should ask his

staff for an explanation. The British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) participated in the latest federal environmental assessment process by reviewing the Environmental Impact Statement and supplemental information submitted by Taseko mines, and provided written comments to the panel. The following quotes are from a six-page memo, dated July 29, 2013, signed by the Environmental Geoscience and Permitting manager and the Senior Environmental Geoscientist: “MEM believes the project presents significant environmental risks due to the uncertain ability to limit and collect TSF seepage and to effectively and economically treat water to maintain water quality in Fish Lake and its tributaries.”

“MEM expects the amount of financial security that could be required to fund this scale of longterm liability would be very high and is likely unprecedented in the province.” I can only speculate on what political pressure the authors of this memo may have experienced, but the next-day response from Taseko’s lawyer is part of the public record. On Aug. 6, 2013, MEM submitted a letter of “clarification,” addressed to the panel and Taseko’s lawyer. I haven’t quoted the Aug. 6 letter because I feel the original memo likely more accurately reflects the unfettered professional judgment of the senior MEM staff. All of these documents are available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s

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Students impress judges at science fair Hard work, creativity shown with more than 100 projects on display

Electricity, taste buds, music and memory were some of the interesting things 100 Mile House Elementary School students explored at their science fair on Feb. 19. More than 100 projects were on display. In the Grade 7 competition, Supreeta Ranchod won first place for a project on adolescent depression. Hayden Sass and Micah Bell tied in second place with Avery Collinson/Maya Geerts. Addie Cleave and Nina Geerts, Adam Sullivan and Caitlyn McLean, and Valeria Pineda and Madison Lee finished in a threeway tie for third. In Grade 6, Amy Baechmann won first place for a project looking at what happens to permanent marker on black leather, while Conner Giroux and Ryan Balbirnie, and Emily Menzel tied for second. Noah Betz and Ivy Sahara tied in third place.

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The South Cariboo AgriCulture Enterprise Centre (SCAEC) has been working with the South Cariboo Food Security Committee (SCFSC) to deal with not only the security of food in the region, but also with the provision of food for those who are in need throughout the South Cariboo. The SCFSC is chaired by Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre executive director Lisa De Paoli. SCAEC director Rita Giesbrecht joined De Paoli as vice-chair on behalf of the

Ag Centre. application for funding from Together the CFEC and BC Healthy Communities the SCAEC are taking the to facilitate the assessment, lead for food securiGiesbrecht says, addty in the region, says ing that is in process. Giesbrecht, with virtuIt represents a ally every other agency potential $20,000 if the in the region involved. application is successDe Paoli says she ful, she explains. and Giesbrecht made “Not wanting to wait a presentation to the around inactive, we have South Cariboo Joint determined to begin Rita Planning Committee Giesbrecht the meetings and conregarding the undersultations in advance of taking of a Community Food notification of funding.” Assessment, a Food Action With this in mind, all interPlan for the South Cariboo, ested people are invited to and a Food Policy this year. attend a meeting at the Ag The District of 100 Mile Centre office, in The Lodge House has agreed to endorse an complex in 100 Mile House,

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about ways to stop and stand up to bullying. The Cedar Crest Society for Community Living members will also be taking their stand for the anti-bullying project.

It started when high school students got together and wore pink T-shirts in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was bullied for wearing that colour during the first day of school.

help promote local food security.” On-site seed vendors will include Stellar Seeds and West Coast Seeds, to help encourage folks to grow their own food, she explains. The ever-popular Co-op Coffee will be

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Classrooms are a little brighter today. Area students, in solidarity with others across the country, are dressed in pink to celebrate Anti-Bullying Day (Feb. 26.) The annual event is meant to symbolize that bullying will not be tolerated. Students from Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School will make a pledge to contribute to a positive school environment, rather than one in which bullying exists, explains Crystal Dawn Langton, counsellor for Grades 8-9. “Along with wearing pink, we send out pink heart-shaped post-it notes on which students write their pledges. These all go on one huge banner that we display in the school all year long.” Area elementary school students will also be involved with Pink Shirt Day, as they will be sharing and learning

How it started Anti-Bullying Day, also called “Pink Shirt Day,” originated in Nova Scotia in 2007.

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Putting a stop to bullying on Pink Shirt Day… Kerry Vital / Black Press Names such as Amanda Todd and Rehtaeh Parsons are sadly well-known to many Canadians. Both teens committed suicide after years of bullying at the hands of classmates. On Feb. 26, Canadians will recognize Pink Shirt Day, a day devoted to preventing bullying and helping children and teens who are being victimized. For some people, bullying hits

very close to home. Tad Milmine, now an RCMP constable, is one of them. As a child, Milmine was bullied relentlessly by classmates and locked in the basement by his stepmother every day for 12 years. His father, an alcoholic, never tried to help him, even when Milmine’s stepmother verbally abused him. “I always held out hope that one day an adult

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Keep youth safe online Cyber-bullying has no boundaries; it can reach a child or teen anywhere and at any time. Cyber-bullying is a complex problem that comes in many forms and is constantly evolving as technology changes. People who engage in cyber-bullying can often be more cruel and aggressive because the Internet gives them a certain level of anonymity. Cyber-bullying actions: • Posting or sharing false information or images online, in e-mails or texts without consent. • Repeatedly sending threatening, mean or insulting messages. • Pretending to be someone else and saying or doing things online that are not true, or are intended to cause harm or damage a person’s reputation. • Pressuring others to exclude someone from a “community” – online or offline. Ending cyber-bullying: • Do not respond. The bully is looking for a reaction. By not responding, you are taking away their power. • Save the evidence. There is usually physical evidence of cyber-bullying, such as harassing messages, threatening text messages or Facebook postings. These can be saved and shown to someone who can help. • Talk to a trusted adult. There are people who will help. It can be a parent, a teacher or a trusted adult. If you are really nervous about saying anything, there is usually a way of reporting the incident anonymously at school. • Be a friend, not a bystander. Watching or forwarding mean messages empowers a bully. If you can, tell bullies to stop or let them know harassment makes people look mean. It is time to let people who bully know their behaviour is unacceptable. For more information on cyber-bullying, visit the following websites: • http://www.erasebullying.ca • http://www.safeteens.com/tips-to-stop-cyberbullying

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Feb. 27 – 100 Mile Council Chambers 4-7 p.m. Presentation at 5:30 p.m. During this community engagement session, the CRD will be seeking input on the 2014 budget and five-year financial plan for the Board to consider prior to the budget’s adoption on March 28. Residents will also have an opportunity to provide feedback about services provided in your area.

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Students celebrated French culture Day of fun at a local park completed week of French awareness activities

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Students bounded from station to station to slide and snowshoe and play a variety of winter games at Centennial Park in 100 Mile House on Feb. 14. The day of fun in the park capped off 100 Mile House Elementary School’s French Celebration Week to raise awareness of the strength of its French immersion program and celebrate French Canadian culture and traditions. The week saw elementary school students, joined by students from Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School, visit the District of 100 Mile House office to meet with Mayor Mitch Campsall and sing O Canada in French; a French bingo; a French movie; and a performance by the Quesnel Métis Jiggers. The festivities ended with students, teachers and parents descending on Centennial Park for a mini Carnaval. The French immersion program in 100 Mile House has an enrolment of 126 elementary students and 57 secondary school students.

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Michelle Brown captures beauty of B.C. backyards Gaven Crites Free Press

Greeting visitors when they walk through the doors of the Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House is a large, three- by five-foot painting of Mount Baker cutting into a crisp blue sky. Artist Michelle Brown spent many mornings, coffee cup in hand, taking in that view from her back patio in Abbotsford. That painting, “Backyard Baker,” is what inspired her show – “B.C. Girl: My Backyard” – currently on display until March 13. Brown moved to 108 Mile Ranch from the Lower Mainland last year with her husband, Kevin, and daughter, Dakota. “I did that one to remind us of our old home,” Brown explains. “I had this giant blank canvas over the fireplace for about two years. Just before we moved up here, my husband said, ‘You really should do something to remind us of Abbotsford’.”

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Michelle Brown, right, discussed one of her paintings with Valerie Kilik during a “meet the artist” event at Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House on Feb. 8. Brown’s work is on display until March 13.

Brown was born and, except for a year in Alberta, raised in British Columbia. She has travelled extensively. Her acrylic paintings depict scenes she has encountered from places like the Chilliwack River Valley, Whistler Mountain and the

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the vividness of Brown’s work, and how her show was a great way to start a new season at the local gallery. “I like her landscapes. It’s really neat because it’s her first show [at Parkside] and she’s very excited.” Brown says she’s fortunate to have her work on display. “It’s a wonderful opportunity. I’ve only been immersed in painting again for about a year.” In a separate interview about her work hung up at the Showcase Gallery in 100 Mile House in January, Brown said she tries to paint as much as possible since she relocated to the South Cariboo. She smiles when she’s asked what she’s creating these days. Her big project now is getting her new home finished, she answers. She’s on a little break from painting “backyards,” but she still has a brush in her hand. “Right now, I’m painting a house – doors, trim, molding, walls next week.”

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Students participate in Olympic Winter Games Bridge Lake school

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The school had an Olympic Winter Games for the students of Bridge Lake Elementary School. The games included “building our own bobsleds,” snow races, snowball throw for distance and building the

biggest snowball. During the opening ceremony, the kindergarten kids brought a paper Olympic flame into the gym. It was a fun afternoon. The Bridge Lake Community School Society, (BLCSS),

held the Annual International Dinner in the Bridge Lake School gym. The dishes were Chinese, Canadian, and Thai. The gym looked very elegant and the students helped decorate the gym.

There was a silent auction, which gathered money for the school Hot Lunch Program. There was no babysitter for the dinner, so some parents were unable to come as they had a hard time finding one. There was a

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Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers. • Teen Space meets 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 28, at Interlakes Hall. • Bridge Lake Community School Book Club meets 1:30 p.m., March 1, to discuss A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon. Call 250-593-2264 for venue. • Kids Space fundraising luncheon, soups and fruit crumble, by

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Valentine’s dance at school organized by the Leadership Club. The club sold Candy Grams all day to raise money for the BC Children’s Hospital. I just joined the army cadets and I got a chance to help at the Cariboo Marathon at

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Students raise funds with read-a-thon 108 Mile Ranch

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ties set up in various classrooms with groups of 25 kindergarten to Grade 7 students following a timed route rotating from one to the next – dressed in their pyjamas and hugging their “stuffies.” All sorts of fun literacy activities were enjoyed, from team reading and acting out plays to mimicking book illustrations with plasticine. There was also a very popular puppet show put on by 100 Mile House head librarian Roxy Barnes, as well as a First Nations Centre. It wrapped up with

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Mile 108 Elementary School Grade 2 students Cate McArthur, left, and Chiara Worthington worked hard at mimicking book illustrations with plasticine during the Snuggle Up & Read-a-thon fundraising event at the school on Feb. 19.

the whole school gathering in the gym for buddy reading, as they munched on popcorn supplied by the school’s Parent Advisory Council. Goodall adds she is very proud of the students for their hard work in gaining pledges that added up to a significant amount of money. Anyone who would like to donate towards the new book purchases may still do so at the school office. Family Skate The 108 Mile Ranch Lions Club’s Family

Skate held on Sepa Lake on Jan. 26 was a huge success. Families from the 108 community were provided with an ice rink that had been prepared by the Lions Club and the 108 Mile Ranch Volunteer Fire Department. Music, hot chocolate and cupcakes were available to the skaters, as well as a fire to warm up. Special guests, the Wranglers, showed up to skate with some of the future hockey players. The rink continues to be used by various groups within the community.

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draws, a cruise raffle and a lunch concession as fundraisers. As always, there will be plenty of information The Canadian Council of the Blind 100 Mile and displays related to vision loss, with WCC Chapter White Cane Club (WCC) has members offering assistance with learnadded yet another twist to its upcoming ing how to cope with changes in sight. open house and spring bazaar. There will be something for the whole It will now also feature antique appraisfamily from some fun vision-related als by Ted Pappas of Clinton, a popular games to a magnifying reader set up for attraction that is sure to draw an eager trials, she notes. crowd of folks bearing treasures from The bazaar tables will market plenty their attic or china cabinet. of crafts, flea market items and homeIt all happens at the 100 Mile business products, Vinson says, adding Marilyn Community Hall on March 1 from 10 more vendors are still welcome. Vinson a.m. to 3 p.m., and it marks the White Table rentals are available for $15, or Cane Club’s 22nd annual awareness and two for $25, by calling Brenda at 250information open house. 396-7144. Co-organizer Marilyn Vinson says the club For more information or to donate to the silent encourages everyone to come to the free event, auction, call Marilyn at 250-396-4070 or Kathy at which will also offer a silent auction, bucket 250-395-4547. Free Press

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100 MILE q The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) is hosting Nobody’s Perfect – a parenting education and support program for parents of children from birth to age five. Meet other parents of young children, share questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent, and discuss real-life parenting situations and discover positive ways of parenting. The six-week program, which runs on Tuesdays, runs through to April 1 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Child minding will be available. Preregistration is required; contact the CFEC at 250-395-5155. 100 MILE q There will be a free basic equine and poultry nutrition seminar at the Red Coach Inn today (Feb. 26), starting at 7 p.m. Ken Wilkinson, considered B.C.’s finest equine nutritionist, will be doing a presentation and answering questions about feeding horses in

The Calendar B.C. Folks can sign up at 100 Mile Feed & Ranch Supply or by calling 250-395-2408. 100 MILE The Canadian Council of the Blind 100 Mile House & District Chapter White Cane Club is holding its 22nd Annual Open House and first Spring Bazaar at the 100 Mile Community Centre on March 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ted Pappas will be doing antique appraisals during the event. There will be bazaar tables, lunch, information and displays, cruise raffle tickets and bucket draws. For more information, call Marilyn at 250-396-4070 or Kathy at 250-395-4547. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting a workshop how to download library e-books on March 1 and March 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. both days. The workshop will explain how to borrow e-books from the British Columbia Libraries catalogue. The steps on how to download the software, activate and sign out e-books. People are encouraged to bring their laptops and e-readers, but it is not a requirement. Registration is not required for this free, drop-in event. 100 MILE q St. Timothy’s Anglican

Church (corner of Horse Lake and Blackstock roads) is hosting its annual Pancake Supper on March 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Admission is by donation, which revenue going to the church’s World Relief Fund. 100 MILE q Seedy Saturday will be held at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be seed sales, information, displays, local food lunch, activities and co-op coffee. Admission is by a suggested $2 donation. For information, call Demian at 250-791-6442, Karen at 250-395-3580, or e-mail info@ horselakefarmcoop.ca. 100 MILE q The Mill Site/Fischer Place Auxiliary meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the boardroom at Mill Site. Call Shelly at 250-7919277 for more information. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Weavers, Spinners and Fibre Artists Guild meets the first Friday of each month from September to June. Meetings are held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parkside Art Gallery in 100 Mile House. For more information, call Joni Head at 250-395-8898.

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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 The South Cariboo Genealogy Group (researching family history) has someone available Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 100 Mile House Library. Assistance is offered to people researching ancestry. For more information, contact Millie at 250395-2079. 100 MILE The SPCA volunteer meetings will continue to be held in the Pioneer Room at the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on the first Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile and District Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 1-2:30 p.m., in the 100 Mile House Branch Library meeting room. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to

experts. For more information, call Glenna at 250-395-3661. 100 MILE q The Caribou Brain Injury Society meets monthly, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Health Centre beside 100 Mile District General Hospital. For information, phone 250-392-7772, e-mail wlcbis@ gmail.com or check out the website at www.wlcbis.com. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile District General Hospital Auxiliary meets the first Wednesday of each month in the hospital’s multipurpose room at 1 p.m. The Gift Shop in the lobby is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but is closed for lunch noon-1 p.m. For more information about the auxiliary or the gift shop, call Ruth at 250-395-1163 or e-mail w.i._Ruth@telus.net. 100 MILE q The Cariboo Artists’ Guild meets the first Tuesday of each month, downstairs at Parkside Art Gallery, beginning at noon. We are an informal group of aspiring and accomplished artists who exchange ideas and promote art. For more information, call Sharon at 250-706-0111 or Kathy at 250395-3725, or go to www.gobc.ca/ caribooartistsguild.

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A shot by Ryan Allan went just wide during first period action in Game 3 of a Peewee Rep playoff matchup between 100 Mile House and Prince George at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Feb. 17.

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Round 1 needed an extra game, and Primal Electric, a 100 Mile House Peewee Rep hockey team, came out on top. Riley McLean was a wall, Ethan Sanders was an overtime hero, and everyone skated with incredible heart in what turned out to be a remarkable first round playoff series with Prince George. Following a 5-5 tie and 3-2 win in Prince George, Primal Electric hosted what was suppose to be a final best-of-three game at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Feb. 17. Prince George won 2-1 and the series was evened at 1-1-1. Since there was a tie, penalty minutes were said to be the deciding factor in the series, and the

team with less would move on to play Quesnel in Round 2. However, 100 Mile House successfully appealed that tie-breaker decision – because Prince George didn’t schedule enough ice time to complete Game 1, which was called a 5-5 tie – and the local skaters went back to Prince George on Feb. 21 for a fourth and deciding game. Adding to the dramatics, the extra contest went into overtime, during which Sanders found the back of the net, with assists by Sienna Monical and Ryan Allan, to clinch the series with a 5-4 win. 100 Mile House coach Cale Tessaro says the team worked extremely hard throughout the playoffs, and they played their best hockey all season. “The kids really bought into work ethic and their heart was incredible the last six weeks.” Tessaro praised the play of McLean, the 100

Mile House goaltender, in the Prince George series. According to the coach, McLean didn’t just save a bunch of pucks, he saved their bacon, too. “He was a tower. The Prince George coaching staff had nothing but compliments for him after the game. He played well beyond his years.” Primal Electric was eliminated by Quesnel in Round 2 of the Cariboo Amateur Hockey Association playoffs, following an 8-4 loss on Feb. 22 and 3-1 loss on Feb. 23. In Game 1, Sanders (2), Allan and Levi McQueen scored for 100 Mile House. Assists were made by Tanner Hooper (3), Allan and Owen Pincott. Hooper scored 100 Mile House’s only goal on Feb. 23. Assists went to McQueen and Marshall Tessaro. Ryan Balbirnie was also outstanding in net for 100 Mile House. Balbirnie played part of Game 1 and all of Game 2.

100 Mile set to host BC Hockey Championships Local organizers want to make a good impression when hockey clubs from all over the province visit 100 Mile House for a provincial tournament next month. The 2014 Midget Tier 3 BC Hockey Championships, set for March 16-21, will draw 10 midgetlevel teams to 100 Mile House, plus the host team, sponsored by Mayvin Plumbing & Heating. Organizing committee co-chair Sandy Craig says that’s not to mention a number of scouts, families, fans, and some high-calibre hockey. Craig notes the event is estimated

to generate close to $150,000 for the local community. “It’s a huge opportunity for all the businesses,” she says, adding it’s also an opportunity to showcase what 100 Mile House has to offer. “We want the ‘wow’ factor.” The minor hockey provincial championship will be a first for the South Cariboo Rec. Centre, which was built 10 years ago, says facility manager Josh Dickerson. “We are very excited. It is great for the entire community of 100 Mile House to be hosting provincials. “It will bring a lot of people into

our area. It is a lot of work for the host committee and I hope the community will come out and volunteer for the event.” The championship will cost approximately $25,000 to put on, Craig says. Organizers are looking for sponsorships and donations. Interested parties can contact sponsorship co-ordinators Carsten Jorgensen at carwen@xplornet.ca or 250-395-6583, or Duanne Popadinac at popadinacs@shaw.ca or 250-609-1122. Volunteers are needed for a number of services, such as raffle tables,

50/50 sales and first aid. For more information, contact Craig at sandy.craig@bmo.com or 250-945-4902. A banquet for players, coaches and team officials is scheduled for March 15 at the 100 Mile Community Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. A $10,000 shoot-to-win contest is also slated during the week. Craig says it’s going to be a busy few days, but there’s a “great group of parents” behind the scenes working for the 100 Mile & District Minor Hockey Association. “We’re here to support minor hockey. We want to be great ambassadors.”

100 Mile House hockey teams were in action when Bridge Lake Electric, an Atom development team, and A&M Towing, a Peewee house team, faced-off at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on Feb. 23. The atom squad won 6-1. Bridge Lake Electric travelled to Williams Lake for two games Feb. 22. The final scores were 5-2 and 8-4 in favour of Williams Lake. Local goal scorers included Robert Waldner, Kyle Sanford, Aiden Moore, Shayne Sutton and Kyson Hopson (2).

LADIES INVITED The 100 Mile Nordics Ski Society invites women and girls to the annual Ladies Ski (snowshoe) and inaugural Mad Hatter Tea Party at the 99 Mile Ski Lodge on Ainsworth Road on March 2, starting at 1 p.m. Attendance is by donation to the 100 Mile & District Women’s Centre Society. Bring a pair of skis or snowshoes and a whacky hat. For more information, call Lauren at 250-791-7291.

ANTIBULLYING The 100 Mile & District Minor Hockey Association is hosting an anti-bullying night at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on March 6 from 5:30 to 9:15 p.m. A number of on-ice and off-ice activities are planned, including a mini-stick tournament, three-on-three pond hockey and skills competition, and a radar gun set up for shooters. The 100 Mile House Wranglers are coming out to support the event and Canlan Ice Sports is donating a hotdog and juice box for every minor hockey player.


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Balls and bodies were sent flying and crashing all around the gym at 100 Mile House Junior Secondary on Feb. 8-9. Seven teams from around the area competed in a volleyball tournament organized by a local one – Strange Brew – and in the words of 100 Mile House setter, Josh Dickerson, “It was good ball.” “Typically what you get are some ex-university players. They’ve

been out of university ball for a few years, but it’s still very competitive volleyball.” The finals in the co-ed, six-on-six cash tournament saw one team from Kamloops beat another. Teams from 100 Mile House, Lytton and Williams Lake also competed. Strange Brew tries to host two or three tournaments a year, Dickerson says, adding they’re good social events, too. “Kamloops teams are always pressuring us to

get a tournament going because they have such a good time up here. The teams don’t always come for the cash. They come because it’s a fun time. “We get to socialize with the other teams out of town. Most of these teams we see on a regular basis at most of the tournaments.” Dickerson adds they would like to host another tournament when the gym, currently under construction, at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary

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The call had the announced 690 people in attendance scratching their heads – which is putting it nicely. Over the public address system, 100 Mile House Wranglers director of marketing Don Jones asked that fans at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre not throw objects on the ice. Referee Quinn Bjordal was public enemy No. 1. The local Junior B hockey team hosted the Chase Heat in its final home game of the regular season on Feb. 21, and with the score knotted at four, the Wranglers seemed to have won in overtime on a goal by Lane van de Wetering. The lamp was lit, the scoreboard read 5-4, and the Wranglers, all of them, were on the ice with their sticks in the air. The crowd cheered. Home ice advantage was still in the cards with one game against Kamloops left to play. Then the referees conferred, and determined the net was dislodged when the puck went over the line. No goal! Coach Doug Rogers was hit with a bench minor for arguing the call. Chase scored shortly after on a power play. Jordan Low let the referee have it after that, and along with Robert Orrey and the Heat’s Connor

Venne, picked up a 10-minute misconduct. The Chase win solidified its home-ice advantage in Round 1 against the Wranglers. Game 1 and 2 went Feb. 25-26 – after press time. 100 Mile House hosts the Heat on Feb. 28 and March 1. The games start at 7 p.m. If necessary, the teams meet in Chase for Game 5 on March 3; 100 Mile House for Game 6 on March 4; and Chase for Game 7 on March 5. 100 Mile House outshot Chase 32-23 on Feb. 21. Still, Chase was up 3-1 after 40 minutes. Jayden Syrota, from Tyson Levesque, scored for the Wranglers in the second frame. Bradley Williams, from Connor Sloan and Micheal Lynch, scored early in the third. Chase added its fourth, and then with 9:42 remaining, Stephen Egan scored with assists by Levesque and Lynch. van de Wetering, from Syrota and Luke Santerno, evened the game at four with 1:41 remaining. A win in regular time would give 100 Mile House homeice advantage against Chase in Round 1. After a 52-game season, 100 Mile House finished third in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Doug Birks Division with 54 points, ahead of Sicamous with 49 and Revelstoke with 22. Continued on 36

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Chris & Val Nickless are proud and excited to announce the birth of a granddaughter, Anneka Mae de Groot, born to Mike and Amanda on Dec. 3, 2013 in Calgary, Alta. Anneka is a little sister for Jasper and a new cousin for Hunter and Cleo.

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Proud parents Michael & Penny welcomed Ryder Michael on Nov. 28, 2013. Proud grandparents are Tammy Taylor, Darcine & Steve Marinus and Joe Bouwknecht.

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We are proud to announce the engagement of Veronica Archie, daughter of Janice Frank, Alana Marty Dixon and Philip Archie; to Darwin Boyce, son of Eleanor Boyce and Alfred Dick. The wedding will take place on August 23, 2014.

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Terry & Norma Capnerhurst are pleased to announce the birth of their granddaughter Brooke Lonora on Aug. 25, 2013, weighing 7 lb. 4 oz. Proud parents are Dennis & Erin Capnerhurst of Calgary, Alta.

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Proud parents Sarah Davison & Luke Vahala wish to announce the birth of their son Jackson Vahala, baby brother for Ethan. Born on Jan. 20, 2014, at 8:53 a.m. weighing 7 lb. 10 oz. Proud grandparents are Art & Irene Vahala and Barb Godolphin & Rob Popil.

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Terry & Norma Capnerhurst are proud to announce the birth of their grandson Carter Asa born Jan. 8, 2014, weighing 9 lb. 3 oz. A new son for Darryl & Jackie Capnerhurst and a new brother for Quinn & Kahlan of Edmonton, Alta.

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Peter & Sue McKie of South Green Lake are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter Kimberley McKie to Jonathan Stewart on Jan. 21, 2014. The happy couple was married in front of 36 family members and friends at the Dreams Riviera Cancun Porta Morelos, Mexico. They will go on their honeymoon to Hawaii in the spring.

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North Enderby Timber is looking to hire for various positions including Millwright and/or Fabricator, Heavy Duty Mechanic and Electrician. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637. Traffic Control Flagger Training 100 Mile Feb. 22/23, WL Mar. 1/2 for info and cost call 1-866-737-2389 roadsafteytcs.com Lowest Prices! WE have an immediate opening for a dynamic fireplace salesperson for our busy store in Vernon. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in the fireplace industry, in either the retail or building sector, be comfortable in dealing with homeowners and contractors alike,and possess the drive and determination needed to excel in a fast paced environment. We offer an excellent starting salary and commission structure,as well as benefits and RRSP plan. If interested in this position please reply in confidence to Bob.anderson@hbcvernon.ca

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CMHA South Cariboo Branch The Opportunity: The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a nation-wide, volunteer organization that promotes the mental health of all, and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The Canadian Mental Health Association - South Cariboo Branch has been an active local nonprofit organization for over 25 years, committed to providing an environment that is free from prejudice, discrimination and harassment. CMHA South Cariboo Branch is looking for an Executive Director to be responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The Responsibility: This exciting opportunity will require you, as the successful candidate, to develop, guide, facilitate and manage the day-to-day Branch operations. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director implements the strategic goals and objectives of the Branch. Some examples of the types of activities you will be accountable for, but not limited to, are: • Leadership/Human Resources: Provide effective leadership/supervision to staff through coaching, motivating and consulting to maximize quality of work. • Public Relations & Community Development: Act as CMHA contact person for all outside sources. • Communications: Oversee disbursement of information to board, members and staff. • Contract and Financial Management: Ensure acceptable accounting principles are used in fiscal management and financial reporting requirements are met. • Program Development and Implementation: Research program ideas and funding sources. Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience: • A degree in mental health care or related discipline, or equivalent training and experience; • Minimum of 5 years experience in Not-for-Profit leadership, preferably in the mental health field. • Proven ability to plan, lead, project manage and inspire positive change; • Excellent interpersonal, communication and group facilitation skills. This is a permanent part-time position (4 days/week). Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. To apply, please send your resume and covering letter to mjcousins@bcwireless.com Deadline for applications is 5:00 pm, February 28, 2014. We appreciate all applications but will contact only those selected to be interviewed.


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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.

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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

STEEL BUILDING. “The big year end clear out!� 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422 or visit online: www.pioneersteel.ca TWO grey back seats out of an ‘05 Dodge Caravan. Near new cond. $200 for set. 250593-4339. WHITE acrylic jetted tub, never used. Outside dimensions 66� by 39�. Includes water heater, pump, chromatherapy lights. 6 back jets,4 sides jets, 2 front jets. Paid $4100, asking $3000. 250-593-4339.

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Duplex / 4 Plex 2 BDRM unit in 100 Mile. Close to park & school. Ref required. $600/mon. No dogs. Newly reno’d. (250)456-7314 2 BDRM updated suite: 5 min. to 100 Mile. $750/mon includes utilities. Avail. April. 1st. or sooner. 778-485-0043. LAC LA HACHE duplex. Across from LLH Elementary. 4782 Clark Ave. 2 bdrms, lake view, fenced yard. $595/mo. Bill 250-456-7503. LARGE 1 bdrm $525 plus util. N/S. N/P. 100 Mile. Avail. now. Ph. 250-397-0128. QUIET updated 1 bdrm $500. Laundry included. Gateway area. 250-395-2080.

Homes for Rent 100 MILE House (Sundials) 3 bdrm twnhse. NS, NP. $600-$650. 250-395-6576 5 BDRM house on acreage, Bridge Lake area (Hwy 24 & Judson Rd). $1000 per month. Avail. now. Call Dave. 604538-0144 or 604-802-4331 6 BDRM house on Hwy 24, Sheridan/Bridge Lake area. $1000/mon. Animals negotiable. Avail. immediately. 250644-4242. Clinton: House & 9 acres, 15 min. (Chasm). 3 bdrms, 3 bth. island kitchen, renoed in 07. Barn, shop. Set up for horses & dogs. $1200/mon plus util Lease to purchase poss. Avail. Mar. 1st. 1-250-577-3664. HORSE Lake Rd. 5 min. from 100 Mile. 5 yr. old log house avail. April 1st. 2 bdrms, 1.5 baths. WD, FS, DW, $875/mon. Ref. req. No smokers. Sm. pets neg. 250-3954307 OR FOR SALE: 2 mobile homes at 103 Mile. #29 in trailer park and #5449 Saunders Cres. $700/mon plus utilities. Also 5 bdrm house at 108, #4988 Gloinnzun Dr. (or 2 separate suites up & down), $1100/mon plus utilities. 250395-4602 or 250-706-9701.

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WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN By virtue of a Warehouseman’s Lien, we will dispose of the following articles to recover the indebtedness for storage plus any additional costs for storage, seizure and sale. Household goods, received September 26, 2009. Household goods will be sold in 30 days of this notice, unless charges are paid within the time mentioned. Submitted by: Big Country Storage Terminals Ltd. Lessor, located at 201 Seventh Street, 100 Mile House, BC and Lori Price, Lessee, 13866 Hanson, Surrey, BC.

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District of 100 Mile House NOTICE Proposal To Issue A Development Variance Permit Please be advised that the Council of the District of 100 Mile House proposes, subject to the conditions of Section 922 of the Local Government Act, to issue a Development Variance Permit (DVP) for the property located at 200 Birch Avenue (Fields Store), legally known as Lot 1, Plan 16978, DL 31, Lillooet District, to vary Sign Bylaw No. 1121, 2008 to allow for a fascia sign, as proposed, to be affixed to a building surface which does not directly face a highway. A copy of the proposed DVP may be inspected in the Municipal Office, 385 Birch Avenue, 100 Mile House, BC, during Municipal Office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) from the date of publication of this notice until 4:00 p.m., March 11, 2014. All parties are encouraged to make their interests known by submitting comments in writing or by attending the March 11th, 2014 Regular Council Meeting. If you require information regarding this DVP, please contact the District Planner, Joanne Doddridge, at 250-395-2434. Joanne Doddridge Planner

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On Feb. 16th, our beautiful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away peacefully at the age of 67. Susan will be dearly missed by her children Tara, Tyler, Riley, Carly, granddaughter Alisha, brother David and sister Jennifer. Her passion was spending time with her children and granddaughter. She had a deep appreciation for the arts and natural world. As a talented artist, she created many works of art in a variety of mediums. Later in life, she focused on developing her granddaughter Alisha into an amazing artist. There will be a celebration of life on Sat., March 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Pynelogs Cultural Center and Art Gallery in Invermere, B.C. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made to Columbia Valley Arts in Invermere. Donations will fund a children’s art program.

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Phil passed away in Cowichan District Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Dana, daughters: Katherine (Erron), Justine, and Michelle (Kaj); his brothers: John (Gail) and David (Mark) Gabel, sisters Margaret Gabel and Barbara (Pedro) Arrais; his in-laws Dan and Connie, Kevin (Patti), and Byron (Colleen) Coates, and Christina (Jordon) Clarke; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Dave and Jean Gabel and his aunt Katharine Knox. Phil was born in Chemainus, and lived a very active life, being involved with Canada World Youth and Katimavik during which time he met his wife Dana. They moved to 100 Mile House where he loved raising his three daughters. While enjoying his career in the travel industry, his passion for community service became evident, working as an Auxiliary RCMP office and member of the School Board. After a serious car accident, which left him in a wheelchair, he never lost his adventurous spirit, seizing the opportunity to bungee jump in Whistler and glide over the Fraser Valley. There will be a celebration of life in honour of Phil’s amazing spirit to be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank all those involved in Phil’s medical care. Donations in Phil’s name will be gratefully appreciated by Spinal Cord Injury BC. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. We love you Phil. 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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Eco version of world’s top seller stingy on gas Th TToyota C The Corolla ll iis the h best b hi ddesign. i The Th eye-catching lower stance, standard LED selling car of all time, worldprojector headlamps and wide, selling 1.3 million units sleeker bodywork now make in Canada alone since it was this a car people would be introduced in 1966. proud to own. To say the Corolla is a big deal for Toyota is an underInside statement as it represents The dash is wide and flat 47 per cent of all passenger with easy to see, and use, For those that sales for Toyota Canada. But radio and heat controls, place fuel economy the Corolla is also a big deal but the look is fresh and for Canada as it is made in over everything, the contemporary. The seats now Ontario and the Cambridge Corolla Eco might just sit lower in the car to make assembly plant. Cambridge room for the slightly lower was selected as the lead plant be worth a look as it roofline, but I found getting for vehicle development, as takes an already thrifty in and out no problem. it makes cars for all of North car and squeezes even The seats provide excellent America, the Corolla’s biggest and comfort. more out of each litre support market. The back seat has a lot of fuel. This new 2014 Corolla has more legroom because been on sale here since the the wheelbase of this new Zack Spencer fall of 2013 and by the nummodel has been stretched ber I see on the road, it looks by 10 cms. The car is also to be a hit already. slightly wider, making hip room impressive. For those that place fuel economy over Overall the cabin is large and airy and everything, the Corolla Eco might just be nicely put together, considering the price. worth a look as it takes an already thrifty Since the S, LE or Eco models will be the car and squeezes even more out of each sales leaders, Toyota has kitted all three litre of fuel. out with a 6.1-inch touch-screen radio that includes Bluetooth streaming audio, phone Looks connectivity and a backup camera. Faux One major criticism of Toyota as a brand, leather seats are available on the S and LE and the Corolla, in particular, has been drab but not the Eco. The good news is that all styling. Toyota recently has been walking models come with heated front seats. a nice line between updating their lineup

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Drive All but the Eco model come with a 132hp version of the 1.8L 4-cylinder engine carried over from the last car. The Eco gets a 140hp version that comes with Toyota’s Valevematic technology that helps to pump out the extra 8hp, yet improves fuel economy. The base CE is sold with either a 6-speed manual or the 4-speed automatic found in the last model. The only other model to be offered with a manual is the S trim. That leaves the LE and Eco with a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT),

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BMW M235i is not an M car in the strict sense of the performance series line. It’s actually replacing the 135i and acquires the 2 Series designation by virtue of the German manufacturer’s move to give all coupes and convertibles an even number designation while the sedans stick with the odd numbers. But let’s not get hung up on nomenclature. A day’s drive in Vegas in the top-of-theline model was enough to tease me into thinking that all of the 2 coupes are going to be fun in varying degrees, depending on your need for speed and performance. This $45,000 looker will hit 100 km/h in five second, courtesy of the 3.0-litre, 320 hp, in line six-cylinder. It also bonds like glue to the road, going where it is aimed in the corners. By the way, if you go for the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires you can

open this baby up to a top speed of 250 km/h. If you for cheaper rubber then you are going to have to limit your excitement to 210 . . . . now let me think where you can hit either of those speeds in B.C. Sport seats offered the body grip desired at higher freeway speeds and the suspension coped reasonably well with the Nevada potholes. I think the non-M iteration will likely offer a smoother ride. Played with paddle gear

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100 Mile House Free Press, February 26, 2014  

February 26, 2014 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press