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Wranglers look back on impressive inaugural season in KIJHL

Gaven Crites Free Press


ne theme comes up again and again when the 100 Mile House Wranglers reflect on their season – the local expansion club’s first in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, which ended in the second round of the playoffs on March 12. The season was outstanding, and together, out of nowhere, the Wranglers trounced expectations. Underscoring that in the hallway at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre after the club’s last game was Connor Sloan, a skilled forward from West Kelowna who will likely dress for a Junior A team next season. “We’re an expansion team and no one really expected us to make it to the playoffs, and we made it to the second round. It’s tough to lose, but we should be proud of our accomplishments all season, and how far we went.” Having swept the Wranglers in Round 2 to win the division, the Kamloops Storm is moving on to the conference finals. Kamloops, among the Junior B hockey league’s top offensive talents, tallied 247 goals and finished number 1 overall in the regular season standings with 85 points. The Wranglers finished third in the Doug Birks Division with 54 points. Kamloops took the series in four games – 3-1 on March 12 and 5-2 on March 11 in 100 Mile House; and 3-0 on March 9 and 8-3 on March 8 in Kamloops. In the series, the Storm’s skilful puck possession and defensive pressure limited the Wranglers’ offensive output, and they peppered 100 Mile House goalie Continued on 5

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Wranglers forward William Orrey skated over to captain Jaidan Ward after a 3-1 elimination loss in Game 4 to the Kamloops Storm in the second round of the playoffs at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House on March 12.


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Market wins provincial award South Cariboo vendors recognized for their excellence

Carole Rooney Free Press

The South Cariboo Farmers’ Market (SCFM) won the 2013 Farmers' Market of the Year award for mid-sized markets from the British Columbia Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM) The winners were honoured during an awards reception at the 2014 BCAFM conference in Vancouver, Feb 28-March 2. SCFM vice-president Tina Johnson says she attended the conference, and was floored when she heard the announcement the local market had won the award. “I was just so amazed. I was sort of dumbfounded.” While Johnson says she knew the market had been nominated and deserved the award, the SCFM had some competition in the mid-sized category for markets with about 20-40 vendors. “This was the first year the.y decided to do awards, so there was a nomination process, and there were several of us nominated.” Considering it was also the first year for the SCFM’s new location downtown, she adds it was “kind of amazing” that it won. “When people move, you tend to lose a bit of momentum.” In the award presenter’s short speech acknowledging the mid-sized market award, it was noted SCFM has been running for 29 years, and had

started in a corral. The market was founded by the Community Economic Enhancement and Development Society (C.E.E.D.S.). Longtime C.E.E.D.S. member Rod Hennecker says the corral was at the north end of town, complete with rail fencing and dirt underfoot from a variety of sources, including the usual ones found in a corral. C.E.E.D.S. members initially brought fresh vegetables down from their farm in Williams Lake for a half dozen markets during the summer of 1985, and then expanded when they relocated to the South Cariboo prior to the market’s second season. These three decades or so have seen the local farmers’ market growing steadily in popularity, and relocating to parking lots at Donex and the Red Coach Inn/Royal LePage, Henneker notes. Then last year, the SCFM moved to its current home on Third Street in front of the 100 Mile Community Hall. Johnson says the award brings mostly awareness, such as pictures on Facebook, a press release, and a banner that was presented in its recognition. “It’s a nice little pat on the back saying that we are doing a good job and people notice. I was very honoured to be at the conference to accept the award on the Markets behalf. “Congratulations to everyone for making this happen.”

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Garden club Horse Lake Garden Centre’s Roger Stratton is guest speaker at the next 100 Mile House & District Garden Club meeting at the public library, 10 a.m.-noon on March 22. Non-members are welcome for a $2 dropin fee, and can check out membership benefits, learn about a Plant of the Month and have a coffee. Gardening expertise is not necessary to join the club.

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South Cariboo Farmers’ Market vice-president Tina Johnson was thrilled to accept the 2013 Farmers Market of the Year award for midsized markets from the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets recently.

Local leaders assess thumbs-down result Resounding reactions to New Prosperity rejections continue

The concerns of local leaders are but there has got to be a way to satechoing across the community after isfy the problems and the issues ... the proposed New Prosperity Gold- and make this work.” Copper Project was rejected by the The project rejection will “quite federal government last month. heavily” hurt the community, which 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch needs the economic stimulus, he Campsall says it is “very disappoint- adds. ing” and a prime example “Especially with this beeof how people can’t work tle; in the next five years together for the betterment things are going to start of the community. slowing down. “Why won’t they sit down "We need something else and figure a way to make it that is going to help take work? care of [economic driver].” "To me, that is disappointSouth Cariboo Chamber Al ing, and that is where the of Commerce president Richmond Jennifer Appleby says she problem is.” The mayor says he believes agrees the federal govthere are always ways to make these ernments decision to reject New projects work, but neither side will Prosperity is a blow to the local co-operate with the other – from the economy. governments to the people on the “The Chamber is disappointed the ground. New Prosperity mine proposal has “[Why do] you have to sit on your been rejected by the federal governsoapbox and say ‘no’ or have a not- ment. in-my-backyard attitude? "We believe it would have brought “I mean, I don’t blame either side, much needed economic growth to

the South and Central Cariboo, and approved designs in other locations, that this is a missed opportunity.” Richmond explains. Cariboo Regional District (CRD) “I think all local governments and chair Al Richmond says he wasn’t all proponents of the project said it really surprised by the decision shouldn’t be built at the expense of made in Ottawa. the environment. Nobody was sug“Certainly from an economic gesting the environment should be point of view, it is devastatignored.” ing to younger families who He says it is never too late wish to stay in the area and to mine the large cache of have jobs. gold and copper ore near "That’s the disappointFish Lake, whether or not it ment we are seeing with is done by Taseko Mines Ltd. folks having to leave our “In the past, some First community and go work Nations leaders have indicatJennifer elsewhere.” ed that, until the technology Appleby However, he adds a scienis there, perhaps the ore tific review is now needed shouldn’t be touched; that, to study the reasons the proposed at some point in the future, the ore mine project failed, and to “draw could be removed, when the techsome conclusions” on where to go nology is there that they consider is from here. ... acceptable to their community.” The federal panel’s environmental However, Richmond adds he concerns about the tailings ponds believes any mine at Fish Lake is “a needs to be dealt with in a scien- long way” from coming to fruition, tific manner by professionals who as he sees a lengthy appeal process understand its design, relative to of ahead for Taseko.

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LNG Exports Canada Stewart Energy Group Ltd. is the latest proponent to apply for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export license at Canada’s National Energy Board. The B.C.-registered Canadian company is requesting permission to export the province’s LNG to customers overseas. NEB currently has seven approved export licences for LNG projects in B.C. and four more under review, including this latest submission proposing a small-scale development near Stewart.


Business alliance going to battle MMBC over recycling fees Groups urge province to pause plan for containers, paper

Jeff Nagel

“This is public policy run amok,” he said. “We are asking British An alliance of busi- Columbians to talk to ness groups opposed to the B.C. government to the new Multi Material push the pause button BC (MMBC) recycling on its reckless and red system are demanding tape-laden program.” the province halt the B.C. Agriculture planned May 19 launch Council vice-chair Stan and go back to the Vander Waal said farmdrawing board. ers can’t readily stop MMBC, an industry packaging strawberries stewardship group, is and blueberries in plaspoised to take responsi- tic clamshells because bility for curbside blue retailers insist that’s box collection. what consumers want. MMBC will handle “We have to wear the more containers and cost,” he said, adding material types collect- MMBC fees will cost ed than before and the his Chilliwack farm recycling group will be $60,000 to $100,000 a charging businesses for year. “It goes directly the recycling of against growing the packaging agriculture.” and paper they Canadian generate. Newspaper Howe ve r, Association there has been chairman Peter in a bitter fight Kv a r n s t r o m , with small busiwho is publishpeter ness groups that er of a paper in Kvarnstrom complain they Sechelt, warned are going to the new system have to pay punishingly will be “catastrophic” high fees. to B.C. community Those fees, they say, and daily newspapers, will then have to be resulting in job losses passed on to consum- in an already challenged ers. industry and reduced The battle took a new service to communities. turn Monday, when the The opposition Canadian Federation of groups say they support Independent Business the aim of the program (CFIB) and eight other – to make generators associations launched of packaging pay to a campaign in British recycle it –  but they Columbia newspapers dispute the fees and and online at rethinkit- say multinational to amplify the sumer goods firms like pressure on Victoria. Unilever and Walmart CFIB provincial control MMBC and are affairs director Mike manipulating it to their Klassen predicted job benefit, not that of local losses and some busi- businesses. ness closures as a result Most of the fees for of the MMBC regula- container waste are tions and fees. double or even quadruBlack Press

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ple what businesses in Ontario pay to a similar agency. Newspapers say they face a $14-million-ayear bite out of their operations because of the 20 cents per kilogram they will pay on newsprint, compared to less than half a penny in Ontario. They contend a high proportion of newsprint is already recycled in B.C. through blue boxes. Kvarnstrom said newspapers are considering options to create their own newsprint collection system. I would be a move that could also deprive MMBC of newsprint revenue and undermine the recyling program’s viability. Magazine industry reps also warned small B.C. magazines will pay not only for their own paper recycling, but will also effectively subsidize big United States magazines, such as Harper’s or Vogue, that will be exempt from MMBC recycling fees on magazines mailed into B.C. Printers predict some orders will shift to presses in the U.S. or Alberta to skirt the fees,

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Downtown paving slated for project this spring

Carole Rooney Free Press

The District of 100 Mile House will repave Birch Avenue right through the downtown core this spring. The upgrade will go from First Street to Horse Lake Road.

Mayor Mitch Campsall says he is pleased to see the paving project move forward. It has been on the books for a couple years as part of the ongoing downtown beautification project, he notes. Birch Avenue is the busiest road in the

District of 100 Mile House, he explains. “This year, especially, that road is definitely just falling apart. So it’s perfect timing for fixing this.” In his travels around the province, he sees a lot of other roads that are “really in bad shape,”

as they begin to break up after the winter, Campsall adds. He says council and District staff are really working hard to complete capital projects without borrowing money. “To do a big project like this without financing is huge for our

Kristian Stead great in playoffs From 1

Kristian Stead every game with truly staggering shot totals – 60, 45, 49, 78. In Game 4, it was Wranglers points leader and rookie of the year Luke Santerno who found the back of the net near the end of the second frame, with an assist by Lane van de Wetering. In Game 3, Jordan Low and Sloan got on the board, with assists by van de Wetering (2), Jayden Syrota and Cole Zimmerman. Despite beating Kamloops twice earlier in the season, it was going to be a tough series to win for the local club. However, the general feeling around town, and definitely in the dressing room, is just getting there was more than enough. “Successful,” is how van de Wetering, a Quesnel skater, describes the season. “I’d say it was a good start. We’re going to come back next year, hopefully, and have a great team. We’ll see who comes back. It should be interesting.” Low, a defenceman who also played in the British Columbia Hockey League this season with the Prince George Spruce Kings, says he made the right decision coming to 100 Mile House for his

first Junior B season. “We blew everyone out of the water with how far we went.” One of the great clichés in sports is “hard work” is the key to everything. Maybe that’s because it’s mostly true, and for this team at least, it was. Talk to the players and coaching staff, and even the fans, and hard work is what the 100 Mile House Wranglers were all about. Sure this club took some losses, but rarely did it take a shift off. “We just battled through every game, and we got pretty far,” says Bradley Williams, a forward from Calgary who notched 20 points in 32 games for 100 Mile House. “Every game we came to win,” says another Alberta boy, Tyson Levesque, from Spruce Grove, who scored 46 points in 55 games. “It all came down to hard work,” says Kevin Raimundo, a 100 Mile House skater who was in his last year of junior hockey. Kenny Nordstrom, a defenceman from Terrace, says it even more succinctly: “We fought.” After splitting the regular season series against the Chase Heat, which finished second in the Doug Birks Division, two points ahead of 100 Mile House, the Wranglers took their Round 1

series in five games. That’s what stands out for Stephen Egan, a Terrace forward. “It’s always fun to win, right?” “Incredible,” is a word offered by Prince George’s Mathieu Longhurst, who was in the lineup for the last game of the season after being out a few weeks with a concussion. “Everybody contributed and it was just a great overall season with the guys. We couldn’t have asked for a better group of guys.” Adds Robert Orrey, from Terrace: “The memories with the boys – nothing beats that.” Captain Jaidan Ward, a defenceman from Prince Rupert, says the season saw some ups and downs, but it was “outstanding” overall. “We proved to other teams, to the league, to our fans, everyone – we’re a good hockey team.” At 17-years-old, Jayden Syrota is the club’s youngest member. The talented Vanderhoof defenceman says it was a great first season. “I loved it. We banded together like brothers. I’m never going to forget that.” Terrace defenceman Henry Hart stood tall after the game, a few stitches on a fresh cut over his left eye. “We were all brothers out there."

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District planning clean water upgrades in capital plan Well 4 on the way to relining, rehabilitation work

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of a study that is being undertaken for our fresh water reveals the current well was under-performing and, therefore, we had to do some remedial work to get it back up to optimum. “So that is necessary, whether we want to do it or not, we have to. It is really a maintenance item.”

As part of its financial plan, the District of 100 Mile House five-year capital plan was discussed by council at its March 11 meeting. After he confirmed all of the council members had studied the capital plan, District administrator Strain offers details Roy Scott then provided a brief verbal summary and background, District director of operations including planned water upgrades. Phil Strain is on the technical He noted the five-year financial advisory committee conducting Phil plan is once again subject to furthe study on the efficient use of Strain ther changes for future fiscal years. clean water in the district. “We continue to massage that docuHe explained some pump tests found ment as needs arise.” since Well 4 was installed in 2003 it had a Government grants for water and highest water capacity of 53 litres/second, sewer capital projects require evidence of which is now down to 35 litres/second. improvements to water efficiencies and “We’ve got to do some well rehabilitaconservation, Scott explained. tion and clean the casing to try to get the He said one of the key upgrades hap- flows back up to close to what it was when pening this fall is to the liner at Well 4 at it was first commissioned.” Bridge Creek near the Red Coach Inn. The study also includes a review of the “The Well 4 upgrades on the capital District’s current water conservation plan, planning side of it were a necessity, as part Strain adds.

“We’re going to be upgrading our water conservation plan when the study is complete.” He notes the committee includes engineers, hydrogeologists, and representatives from Interior Health, the Ministry of Health and Canim Lake Band. The committee is also looking at sustainable clean water sources. “We had good representation on that committee and looked at a number of scenarios to narrow it down.... A part of the study was to look at what is the best water source for the long term for the District of 100 Mile.” While the study is still underway, some recommendations for water conservation strategies in the study will be revealed by Strain in a PowerPoint presentation of about 30 minutes duration at the District’s committee of the whole meeting on March 25. The meeting’s start time will be confirmed in the agenda to be posted online at before March 25, but will takes place prior to the 7 p.m. regular council meeting.

Opposite reactions to mine rejection Strong reactions are and provincially. We “[What if] they were Columbians and the reverberating across the really need to be able to going to make the 108 people of the CaribooSouth Cariboo since the trust that process now.” Lake into a tailings Chilcotin. federal governNoting it has pond? “I’m also ment recently been a diviHow would disapp ointed rejected the New sive issue in that make peofor the future Prosperity Mine. the commu- ple around the of the [First After an indenity, Hooper 108 Mile Ranch Nations] that pendent panel says she wishes feel?” are west of condemned more people However, local Williams Lake, the mine in its could imag- b u s i n e s s m a n at 85 per cent Barbara Allan environmental ine themselves Allan Roberts unemployHooper Roberts assessmentreport, in the place of says the projment.” Environment the Tsilhqot’in ect would have The federal Minister Leona Aglukkaq people most adversely been a good investment government has made and cabinet decided to affected by the mine. for Canadians, British the wrong decision and reject the controversial proposed project. Local project opponent Barbara Hooper says she is “thrilled” to hear the proposed mine was rejected in Ottawa, after the lengthy lobbying efforts of many First Nations and other people who fought to prevent it. Now, the 108 Mile Ranch resident adds one of her main concerns is potential fallout if Taseko Mines continue to pursue a Art and Judy Dumaresq resolution through the federal judicial review “We’ll save you money.” that is underway. “It makes such a ‘laughing stock’ of the environmental review process – both federally

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Barnett: Provincial fiscal plan tackled, defended on training

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The recent provincial budget has students, parents and educators scrutinizing aspects for schools and training. Some trade industries and critics decry the budget for its largest capital project that will see a new campus for Emily Carr College

of Art and Design in Vancouver. Phil Venoit of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers says building trades unions are looking for more emphasis on trades training. A new art school in Vancouver is “not the right priority” for a province that is trying to ramp up major

industrial development, he adds. Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett notes that over the next three years, the balanced budget provides $2.3 billion for capital spending by post-secondary institutions and another $1.5 billion to maintain and renovate or expand elementary schools.

“I know the [School District #27] board will be looking at a new 100 Mile House Elementary School, so I will be looking at everything I can to bring that to fruition. “We also have money in there for upgrades – $2.7 million for upgrades to the BCIT welding campus, and there is $17 million to

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hile Prime Minister Stephen Harper government’s degradation of Canadian democracy has been scary, I find its economic policies to be by far the most disappointing aspect of its record. This fact was underscored for me last fall when I attended a conference of academics in Banff, Alberta. I happened to be seated at the same table as an economist from the University of Calgary, and we got into a discussion of the federal government's so-called Economic Action Plan. (The economist in question mentioned Prime Minister Harper had been one of his students and he had even been one of Harper’s examiners for his master’s thesis. While the prime minister succeeded in demonstrating the basic competence needed for the degree, it was plain that this was the work of a future politician, not a future economist,

according to the economist named Jeff Church at I was sitting beside. Calgary’s Institute of Public Even at the university Policy, which indicated that with the reputation of lack of competition was not being the most conservative a problem. in Canada, and Stephen I was told that three is the Harper’s alma mater to standard number of local boot, there was little to wireless providers; and cheer about as far as I'm the rate of return in the concerned. Canadian industry A major point is actually fairly of conversation normal. was the In fact, allowing government’s Verizon in could belated discovery conceivably of “consumer threaten the interest” after competitiveness some political of the industry in polling revealed the long run. a warm voter Secondly, MARK response to if the federal Communications CRAWFORD government Minister James wished to have Moore’s plan to a genuine have “more competition” in “consumers-first” the telecom industry. orientation, it would have This was going to happen to not rush into trade deals by allowing American that will have the effect corporate giant Verizon into of increasing the cost of Canada. clothing and sporting There are, it was pointed goods coming from 72 lessout to me, a couple of big developed countries. problems with this. It also would also have to First, I was referred to a not rush into the Canadastudy by another economist EU trade deal, which will


n every sense of the word, the 100 Mile House Wranglers Junior B Hockey Club gave us an amazing success story in its inaugural year in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. There are many reasons for this success both on and off the ice, and many people played important roles – some larger than others, but all of them important in the grand scheme of things. Club president Tom Bachynski played a key role in bringing Junior B hockey to 100 Mile House and making the Wranglers a success on the ice and in the community. Having poured his heart and soul into bringing the Revelstoke Grizzlies franchise to 100 Mile, he suffered through the heartbreak when a last-minute bid kept the Grizzlies in Revelstoke. While others might have thrown in the towel, Bachynski showed his tenacity and never-say-die attitude – an attitude the Wranglers showed on the ice all season long – and he was rewarded just before Christmas 2012 when the KIJHL board voted in favour of the Wranglers filling the void when the Penticton Lakers folded its tent. Then Bachynski and his board of directors went to work, because not only were they new to Junior B hockey, but they also had to start from scratch because no assets came with the Penticton deal. They talked about the Wranglers providing a family friendly form of entertainment and community involvement that 100 Mile had never seen before – and they did that in spades. The Wranglers were seen at many community events, at the schools and signed autographs at the games. There was non-stop action on the ice and in the stands at every home game. The support of the community and local businesses was the key to success for the Wranglers franchise by providing their homes for billets, jobs for the players and filling the stands for home games. One of the other keys to success was hiring general manager/coach Doug Rogers who did a remarkable job of taking care of the on-ice operation. He said his number 1 goal was to make the playoffs in the Wranglers inaugural season, and they made it to the second round. Rogers said another goal was to prepare players to take the next step up to Junior A, and that happened on a regular basis. He also gave his players a hard-working, neversay-die attitude that saw them provide a number of surprises during the season. Rogers had a team of striders and not gliders; and he turned boys into young men. We thank the 100 Mile House Wranglers organization for giving us an awesome year.

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have the effect of raising drug prices by at least $1 billion per year. Of course, economists are also keenly aware the biggest single source of Canada’s relatively healthy performance during and after the financial crisis was not any Conservative policy since 2006, but rather our avoidance of Conservative policies before 2006. In the first Conservative budget in May of that year, Jim Flaherty tipped his hand: “These changes [i.e. sub prime and 40-year mortgages] will result in greater choice and innovation in the market for mortgage insurance, benefiting consumers and promoting home ownership.” Luckily, he only got us in ankle-deep in financial deregulation by the time the crisis hit, and the looser mortgage rules were subsequently reversed. Mark Crawford is a former public servant and now teaches political science at Athabasca University.

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New Prosperity Mine rejection based on fact To the editor: Legislation or political will cannot change geology, topography, water tables, salmon spawning runs, or seepage in ground water. These are some of the factual reasons the Prosperity mine was rejected for the second time. In 1995, the federal government told British Columbia and Taseko the mine would not be approved because of the damage and contamination issues. The government’s decision was

based on scientific evidence and a factual report. With little or no environmental concerns, the B.C. Liberal government has waived the project through. This same government that states Fish Lake is one of the Top 10 fishing lakes in B.C. Is fishing now not important? Taseko's plan number 2 is in direct opposition to their previous proposal wherein they stated it was impossible to save Fish Lake.

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What facts or geology has changed? Taseko has donated more than $100,000 to the local MLA and the B.C Liberals. This completely compromises anything the B.C. Liberals say about the project. I did not see our MLA (Donna Barnett) at any of the environmental panel meetings to speak up. A Taseko director was with Teck Cominco when they donated over $400,000 to the B.C. Liberals

To the editor: We wanted to express our sincere gratitude towards the 100 Mile House FireRescue, the Ambulance Services, hospital staff and the Williams Lake Cariboo Memorial Hospital’s emergency and intensive care unit staff, as well as surgeon Dr. Daniel Brosseuk. On Feb. 21, we were ice fishing on Lac la Hache when our friend (son) Nick Caminiti went to pick up others in our party on a Ski-Doo to transport them from the cabin to our fishing holes. Nick veered off the pathway in the centre of the lake to hit some fresh snow near the Lac La Hache Provincial Park. The Ski-Doo hit a picnic table that was covered by snow and he lied helpless for approximately two hours until Ralph Mulder and Brad Stark found him near dusk. Nick severed a blood vessel to his heart, ruptured and lost his right kidney and perforated his liver. However, he recovered in Williams Lake Cariboo Memorial Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery thanks to everyone’s actions. From the bottom of our hearts – God bless everyone involved in this miracle. Thank you from the Browns, Mulders and Sampsons of Langley, Gillespies of 100 Mile House, Starks of Kelowna, and the Morans and Caminitis of Abbotsford and Chilliwack. Brian Brown Langley


between 2005/09. There are numerous mine projects underway that passed the environmental standards and two are in proposal stages. These will provide employment for some B.C. residents, but likely will provide most for outof-province and out-of-country employees, much as it is now. I openly challenge (CaribooChilcotin Donna Barnett) to a public debate on the two rejections of Prosperity.

Just you and me with a mediator in an advertised public space. Let’s see if you have any facts straight. We pay our MLAs to represent all constituents, but now companies like Taseko or Teck Cominco pay the B.C. Liberals by political donation. You can’t have both. Gary Young Lac la Hache Editor’s Note: Barnett received a $5,000 donation during the 2013 provincial election campaign.

Ban wasteful Conservative government ad campaign

To the editor: The federal Conservative government claims it is serious about eliminating wasteful spending, yet it has ramped up the most obvious example: partisan government ads. Everyone has seen them, and it’s not cheap. Just one of their “Economic Action Plan” television commercials can cost up to $95,000 to air. In 2012, the government spent over $2.5 million to advertise the Canada Jobs Grant, which was never launched. Spending millions of dollars to advertise a program that doesn’t even exist is like flushing tax dollars down the toilet. Over time, all this waste adds up: since coming to office, the

Harper government has spent over $600 million on advertising; by 2015 they’re projected to have spent nearly $1 billion. That’s an extraordinary amount of money. Yet some government ads have legitimate goals like promoting public health. So how do we keep the good and cut the bad? The federal government should follow Ontario’s model: its ads are screened before they air by a panel setup by the auditor general to prevent partisan waste. That model has proven to be a success. That’s why I’ve introduced Bill C-544, the Elimination of Partisan Government Advertising Act, modelled on

Ontario’s system. It will have the auditor general appoint an independent advertising commission to oversee government spending on advertising and pre-screen all ads. No member of Parliament can look their constituents in the eye and justify the kind of wasteful commercials taxpayers have paid for under the past eight years of Conservative government. Please ask your MP to support Bill C-544. We can all do without more ads for programs that don’t exist. David McGuinty, MP Liberal Party of Canada See Guest Editorial and more letters on page 26.

Green machine rallies in B.C. researcher Vivian Krause, this offshoot of technology so demonized in fake the U.S. documentaries and celebrity protests. Tides Foundation now, at least, identifies Tides no longer attempts to hide its itself while it pulls B.C.’s political strings. strategy of targeting energy development Organizing for Change currently includes in B.C. and Alberta. Its tactics are well Ecojustice, Greenpeace, Sierra Club known, too. Environmentalists need highB.C., ForestEthics Advocacy, profile wins, and the economic ForestEthics Solutions, Georgia pain is best inflicted outside of Strait Alliance, Dogwood the U.S., the biggest polluter in Initiative, Pembina Institute, world history. West Coast Environmental Law, Organizing for Change’s Wildsight and Seattle-based stated priorities for the year Conservation Northwest. are the “last stand of the Great Tides is itself a front for Bear Rainforest,” the “Sacred wealthy charitable foundations Headwaters” and the Water based mostly in Seattle Sustainability Act. and California, funded by Professional protesters are Tom billionaires who see “saving” mainly just taking credit for Fletcher B.C. as their personal ecothe 2012 buy-back of Shell’s project. coal-bed gas licences around Their hired activists met the headwaters of the Nass, with Environment Minister Mary Polak Skeena and Stikine Rivers. Tahltan Central to discuss her just-introduced Water Council declared that territory theirs in Sustainability Act. 1910, and having pros roll in with slogans This was to demand heavy fees and and graphics wasn’t exactly crucial to the choking regulations on water used for outcome. “fracking,” that nefarious gas drilling Their greatest marketing success so far


anada’s sleek, imported green propaganda machine rolled into the provincial capital last week for a couple of days of meetings. You wouldn’t have heard about it because they didn’t stage any protests or press conferences. Instead they met quietly with selected reporters as well as politicians from both sides of the aisle. They didn’t invite me for some reason, but from what I can gather, it was a friendly networking session. When I speak of our United Statesdirected environmental movement, many people still don’t know what I mean. They see the sign-waving on TV and assume it’s all spontaneous, driven by passionate volunteers. Nuke the Whales for Jesus, as we used to joke in the 1970s. It’s an industry now, and as with our automotive industry, Canada is a branch plant of the United States. The Victoria event was an annual conference called Organizing for Change, sponsored by Tides Canada. Thanks mainly to the work of British Columbia

is the Great Bear Rainforest, which is continually portrayed as being in peril from hunting, logging and, of course, oil and gas development. One of the documents Krause unearthed is a 2008 plan, entitled Tar Sands Campaign Strategy 2.1, that has proven remarkably prophetic. As Greenpeace, Sierra and ForestEthics were negotiating the 2007 Great Bear land-use plan, other network members were preparing to “raise the negatives” and market Alberta as a unique threat to planetary integrity. I’ve written before about the distortions and evasions required to present such a fossil fuel fairy tale. Suffice it to say that, while we have busloads of protesters in B.C., you don’t see them in those benevolent petro-states Angola, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Venezuela, Kuwait or Algeria. They’re not saving the whole planet, just the safe and lucrative parts. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress. ca.


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the province Stuck snowmobilers spend night at Silent Pass GOLDEN — On March 8 at 3:13 p.m., Golden RCMP received a report from the International Emergency Response reporting a spot activation, with GPS co-ordinates at Silent Pass, north of Duncan Lake, near Parson. Golden RCMP were able to determine that three avid snowmobilers with experience in backcountry sledding and overnight winter camping, were associated to the beacon. Golden and District Search and Rescue (GADSAR) was advised, and attempted to locate the males via helicopter; however, due to severe weather conditions they were unable to continue with the search, and a decision was made to attempt another search the following morning. At daylight, GADSAR resumed their search, and were able to locate all three males. The males explained to rescuers that their snowmobiles had become stuck, so they activated their emergency beacon, and set up an overnight camp. One of the males, from Airdrie, AB., was transported back to Golden via helicopter to be treated for non-life threatening injuries related to smoke inhalation, and the other two males, one from Calgary and the other from Kelowna were transported back to their vehicle by GADSAR. Kimberley deer cull over after men arrested INVERMERE — With four of five needed clover traps destroyed by vandals, the City of Kimberley has shut down its winter deer cull in the wake of two Invermere males being arrested in the city in the early hours of Feb. 27. Invermere residents Devin Kazakoff, 30, and Lucky Gene Sikora, 28, appeared before a Judicial Justice of the Peace in Cranbrook later on Feb. 27 and face charges of mischief, and disguising the face with intent to commit an offence. They were released from custody and will next appear in Cranbrook Criminal Court on May 20 to consult with legal counsel. The pair each faced $1,000 bail with a number of strict conditions.

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Backcountry users must be wary, prepared and trained After four avalanche fatalities in the past six days, the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) urges backcountry users to make cautious and conservative decisions while in avalanche terrain. “We’ve been dealt a pretty troublesome snowpack this season and our terrain choices need to reflect that fact,” CAC’s Public Avalanche Warning Service manager Karl Klassen said on March 13. “The weak layers we’ve been tracking for many weeks remain a significant problem and areas where you might have felt safe in previous seasons may not be the best choices this winter.” Two of the recent fatal snowmobile accidents occurred in cut-blocks – areas below tree line cleared by logging companies, Klassen noted. “Often, riding below tree line can be a safer choice in terms of avalanche danger. But with the current warm temperatures and wet snow at low elevations, that’s not the case at this time.

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Darryl Severin knows that safety comes when riding in the backcountry. When he goes sledding, Severin carries an avalanche transceiver, a probe and a shovel, and he knows how to use them. He also checks the current conditions on the Canadian Avalanche Centre’s forecaster’s blog page before heading out on a ride.

“Riders need to be wary of avalanche terrain even near valley bottom, at least until a solid freeze occurs.” Until conditions improve, the CAC recommends travelling on small, simple and low-angle terrain with no terrain traps. Exposure to large slopes and cornices above

should also be avoided whenever possible. It’s also critical that all backcountry users are equipped with essential safety equipment for avalanche terrain, Klassen added. “Everyone in the party needs an avalanche transceiver, a probe and a shovel every day,

regardless of expected conditions. And it’s equally vital that everyone is familiar with and has practised using this equipment. If an avalanche occurs, there is no time to go for help.” The critical window for finding and extricating a victim is just 10 minutes, when there is an 80 per cent chance of survival. The odds drop dramatically after that. At just 35 minutes, there’s a less than 10 per cent chance of survival. In addition to the essential equipment, airbags are recommended. But as with any piece of safety equipment, it’s vital to have practiced its operation and to ensure it is tested and in good working order before going into avalanche terrain. For further information on the current conditions, see the CAC Forecaster’s Blog page at: category/forecaster-blog/. The CAC South Rockies blog has excellent posts with video that’s applicable to many other regions of the province: category/southrockies/.

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A 45-day suspension handed down by the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) to a local lawyer that was scheduled to start on Feb. 10 has been delayed pending a review. Douglas E. Dent was granted a stay of suspension on Feb. 7 regarding a decision by the legal profession’s regulatory body to suspend him for professional misconduct in January. According to the LSBC, before a hearing panel in October 2013, Dent admitted to using $2,000 he was holding in

trust to recover legal fees and expenditures from his client while that money was supposed to be forwarded to the client’s spouse. The LSBC stated Dent also requested an additional $2,000 from his client to settle what was owed to the spouse. “The panel found

that Dent put his own interests ahead of his client’s by withdrawing the funds from the trust account without consent in order to be compensated for his work.” Dent says he believes he had oral consent from his client to withdraw the funds. He is also required to pay costs in

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Doucette eyes council Len Doucette of 108 Mile Ranch says there is a chance he may run for 100 Mile House councillor, or even mayor, in the general municipal elections this fall. He estimates his potential for running for a seat on council at about 65 per cent, and less than that for entering the mayoral race. “I’ve been approached by a few people and they said ‘you should run for mayor’ and I thought maybe I should. And, I’ve been tossing this in my head for quite some time.” Doucette adds he is testing public reactions and finding a “lot of support” for the idea, so he is continuing to seek local support before he decides whether to run for councillor, or possibly for mayor.

“I think [where] I’m leaning is probably to get involved with council first, and then maybe in the future think about running for mayor.” Noting he would campaign on a platform of economic growth, Doucette says his strong past support for the New Prosperity Mine project may have led to his election support. “There are a lot of frustrated people in 100 Mile House because of this project not going through, and they’re angry at mayor and council, so I feel maybe that’s where the support is coming from. That is not the support I am looking for – just on one merit alone.” Doucette says comments on the idea can be e-mailed to him at

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“Nobody is trying to put a hardship on anybody. We all have to find ways and means to be more fiscally responsible, which I know school boards are ... but you know most of the costs to school boards [and other public institutions] is wages.” She adds the BC Training and Education Savings Grant program announced last year

provides $1,200 for children born in 2007 or later, and will benefit about 27,000 children in 2013/14. However, others note those students today are still in the primary grades, so 10 years or more away from graduation, when $1,200 won’t go very far when they need financial assistance. Barnett notes because it is in an interest-bearing account that also

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Dear Canimites, Behind the present moderating temperatures came a cloud of birds. Geese blew in on March 8 to the mouth of Bridge Creek. There was a fair bit of consternation in the flock when they saw just how little open water there was. That didn’t spook the first swans however. They pumped it over to Bradley Creek, where Wayne Traill stood

at the Hawkins Lake Bridge watching them 20 feet away. There were four, dodging ice pans as they mowed the good stuff from the bottom. Robins and varied thrush can be heard in the early morning calm, as well as red-winged blackbirds at the ranch of Maurice and Collette Clark.

Community club The AGM is coming on April 10 at Margo’s Cabin at 10 a.m. A light lunch will be served after the meeting and all members of the community are welcome. A new executive will be elected for 2014/15, and new purposes of the club will be presented for approval. The proposed new purposes are much

broader than before, enabling the club to act as a voice for the community, help in emergency situations, and provide more cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.

Commercial grow-ops Cariboo Regional District Director Margo Wagner wishes to give advance notice there will be a public meeting regarding a proposed CRD bylaw to restrict commercial marijuana grow-ops to properties zoned “heavy industrial.” A time and place for the community consultation will be announced shortly.

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The 11th Annual 108 Cabin Fever Bluegrass Workshops at The Hills Health Ranch are scheduled for March 26-30, and it promises to be another successful event. Event co-ordinator Rossetta Paxton says all of the instructors putting on seminars this year have led seminars at other workshops in Canada and the United States and are excited to

be part of this month’s workshop. There are a number of special events during the four-day event. There is a band

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became uncontrollable, destroying homes and farms. • Tuesday night Cribbage marked a new record last week, when to a barrage of jocular quips, six players suffered 8 skunks. A certain CRD director, who will remain unnamed, was one of the double skunkees. That’s all for now. Until next time, here’s wishing you many blessings.

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the students and their instruments in a hat and randomly puts bands together. They have to pick a band leader and choose two pieces – one instrumental and one with vocals – to play together. They get 15 minutes to practice and then the order of the perZee Chevalier photo

Alice Crosson, left, Helene Cade and Blanche Fennell greeted folks when the Clinton Seniors Association hosted a Daffodil Tea in the Clinton Memorial Hall on March 12. Part of the proceeds went to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Clinton Daffodil Tea deemed a success CLINTON Katie McCullough 250 459-2172

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Association (CSA) hosted a Daffodil Tea in the Clinton Memorial Hall on March 12. Part of the proceeds is forwarded to the Canadian Cancer Society. More than 100 guests enjoyed strawberry shortcake and an opportunity to buy

formances is done by picking a number. One of the most popular sessions is the Seminar Leaders Concert on Friday night (March 28), with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the concert starting at 7:30. Tickets are $20 by calling The Hills at 250-791-5225. The general public is invited to

nar leaders. Paxton adds there will be hats, instruments and many other musical products. This event is also open to the public and it runs from noon to 1 p.m.

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Heads: you get a worse recycling program. Tails: you get to pay more for it.

The BC Government is proposing to offload the province’s world-class recycling programs, run by local municipalities, to an association led by big multi-national corporations. The idea is that we’ll get a better, more efficient program that costs taxpayers less. Unfortunately, what we’ll really end up with is anyone’s guess. The association isn’t guaranteeing that we’ll get a better program, or even one as good as the current Blue Box program already in place. Since the association is led by big businesses outside of BC, many of whom are not even headquartered in Canada, one could presume that profits will come before environmental stewardship. They usually do. They also won’t guarantee that there won’t be any job cuts here in BC. And how is this supposed to make things better for BC?

Currently, BC homeowners only pay, on average, $35 a year for curbside recycling. Under the proposed regime, you’ll pay more. Every time you bring home a pizza, buy toilet paper, or pretty much anything else that comes in a package, businesses will be passing their increased costs on to you. How much more? Well, nobody’s saying. Here’s the only thing anyone does know: we already have a Blue Box program that works, is efficient, managed locally and puts the BC environment first. So why is the BC government flipping a coin, bringing in a questionable recycling program that some of our local elected officials are already calling a “scam?” It’s time to contact Premier Clark and ask her.

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Patrick Walker put the Milers on the board, and it had been a while, so they celebrated. Seconds later, Brandan Moore slapped one in, and they celebrated some more. Following two shutout losses, 100 Mile House's Midget rep hockey team, sponsored by Mayvin Plumbing & Heating, notched its first goals of the 2014 Tier 3 BC Hockey Championship with less than a minute to go in the third frame against Dawson Creek at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on March 17. The game finished 4-2 for the visiting team, so the end wasn't really in doubt. On March 16, however, the Milers lost in blowouts to Alberni Valley (last year's provincial champs) and Terrace (this year's favourite). The late tallies that closed the spread against Dawson Creek show the Milers didn't quit, which, more than wins in this competitive provincial tournament, is what coach Dustin Price is looking for from the host squad. “We're just grinding it out and the kids are improving every game. This game, we were able to set up on our power play a little bit. "We're growing. We still have a lot to learn, and we're learning at a faster rate at this higher competition.” Walker stepped out of the dressing room following the game to give an interview. Someone in there shouted, “St. Patrick's Day!” With a big exhale, Walker says he feels great. “It feels like we actually broke the ice now. It's been so long since we actually scored.” Assists on the play were made by Evan Yano and Derek Schneider. Walker, who's notched a handful of goals this season, came in on his backhand to get around

A "Fun Spiel” is slated for March 29. The Lac la Hache Curling Club is hosting the event, and asks people contact Barbara at 250-3964006 to register as individuals or as a team by March 20. First draw is set for 9 a.m. All ages are welcome and $25 gets entrants dinner and three draws of four ends.

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Derek Schneider (3) tallied one assist for 100 Mile House in a game against Dawson Creek at the Midget Tier 3 BC Hockey Championships at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on March 17.

a defender. He was knocked down in the process but switched to his forehand in time to lift the puck “top cheese.” “I lost my glove,” he recalls. “But who cares.” On Moore's goal, assists went to Adrianna Johnson and Brayden Sanford. The Midget Tier 3 BC Championship finishes on March 21.

The Milers play next at 8:30 p.m. against Castlegar today (March 19). Walker says he hopes they can keep the momentum going. “All year we've been working on one thing at a time. It's all starting to come together. "It feels good – being able to play the puck without just shooting it down the ice.”

Bench boss reflects on first season No one knew what to expect, and that's why this season was special. The 100 Mile House Wranglers started from scratch this year in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), and by all kinds of markers – player development, wins and losses, fans in the stands – it was an impressive few months. The local Junior B hockey club not only made it to the post-season, they won a round, beating the Chase Heat, which finished two points ahead of them in the standings, in five games. In Round 2, they met the Kamloops Storm, which as its moniker suggests, are a daunting force in the world of junior hockey in British Columbia. One day after a 3-1 elimination loss in Game 4 on March 12,

Wranglers coach/general manager Rogers, who coached previously Doug Rogers sat down at the South with the Columbia Valley Rockies, Cariboo Rec. Centre to talk about was awarded 2013/14 coach of the the series, and the season. year in the Doug Birks The Wranglers had a numDivision in February. The ber of injuries going into Wranglers finished third in Round 2, so they were in that division with 54 points, tough no matter what, but which puts them somewhere Kamloops is a great team, in the middle of the KIJHL Rogers says. pack. “They're Junior A calibre For a first-year club to in my opinion. I'd be surhave played at that level Doug Rogers prised if they didn't win the already is a testament to its whole thing. players' work-ethic, Rogers "I thought our kids played really says, adding the fans in 100 Mile well. I thought they worked hard, as House, who have rallied behind the they did all year, right up until the team from the start and packed the last buzzer in the last game. rink at home games, deserve a lot of “I couldn't be more proud of credit, too. them, to be honest with you. It's “It's almost overwhelming the a little tough for it to end just all amount of support we have in the of sudden.” community. 100 Mile House really

needs to be proud of itself in how it supported this team. It certainly makes a difference for the guys when they walk out of the tunnel and the stands are full.” Later this month, Rogers is returning to Prince George to resume a career with the RCMP. He won't be behind the bench next season, but will stay on as the club's general manager. As far as the 2014/15 season goes, Rogers says a lot depends on which players return. “If we get eight or nine guys back, I think that's a good core group to start with, and we just build from there.” Spring camp starts the last weekend of April, so it's almost like next season is starting already, the coach adds.

The first Junior A hockey season for two South Cariboo skaters as come to an end in Saskatchewan. Reece Forman and Brett Harris are members of the Nipawin Hawks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. The Hawks were eliminated three games to one in a best-of-five wild-card round series by the Notre Dame Hounds. In 52 games this season, Forman, a defenceman, scored four goals and two assists, and earned 56 penalty minutes. Harris, a forward, played in 53 games and scored five goals and nine assists.

SOCCER CAMP The registration deadline for an upcoming local soccer camp is approaching. Marco's Pro Soccer Camp is set for July at the OMHSA Soccer Park in 100 Mile House, but the registration deadline is April 30. Organizer Marco Bueler has more than 10 years experience as a national league player and 15 years coaching professional players. For more information, visit www.100milesoccer. com.

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Membership, Sponsor and Volunteer Social • 6 pm AGM • 7 pm Awards and Sponsor thanks immediately following AGM Upstairs Curling Club Lounge

Trudy Folk was the skip for one of the teams competing in a ladies bonspiel hosted by the 100 Mile Curling Club on March 15. Gaven Crites photo

Curlers win finals

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The 100 Mile Curling Club was host to spirited and closelycontested action at an annual ladies' bonspiel, which saw 18 teams participate on March 15-16. Skips Trudy Folk and Hollis Ney of 100 Mile House led teams to B and C event wins, respectively, while the champ of the A event was the Linda Koster rink of Ashcroft, which defeated the Larissa Hadley foursome of Clearwater 9-2. The Folk rink of 100 Mile edged the Deb Erickson rink of Forest Grove 8-7, says 100 Mile Curling Club spokesperson Wayne Venos. “This was a seesaw game that was decided with a steal of two by Folk in the eighth and final end when Erickson's final shot slid through the house without making contact with her opponent's rocks.” Folk's team included Dianna Zielke (third), Terry Lush (second) and Zen Venos (lead). Erickson's squad included Christine Grenzer (third), Karla Barrie (second) and Karen Smith (lead). Not to be outdone in the C event, Ney's rink went to an extra end to squeak past the Charlene Sandback foursome from Kamloops, Venos adds.

“The final score in this exciting tilt was 8-7. It had all the spectators on the edge of their seats until the final rock came to a stop. Sandback scored three in the eighth end to force Ney to make a fabulous draw to the four-foot. [Sandback] then came up just short on her final shot to end the

extra end.” Ney's team included Gwen Mitchell (third), Betty Warman (second) and Judy Peterson (lead). Playing with Sandback were Yvonne Moore (third), Karen Gosselin (second) and Sharon Cleveland (lead). In the A event, Koster jumped out to an early

lead and never let up with precision shotmaking, Venos says. Koster' rink included Janet Quesnel (third), Sherr O'Brien (second) and Hilda Jones (lead). Hadley's team was made up of Jan Johnstone (third), Joan Streadwick (second) and Sheila Colter (lead).

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They're talented and dedicated individuals, and they deserve the opportunity. That's what coach Saibo Talic says of 100 Mile House soccer players Reid Davidson and Masen Fernandes, as the Grade 9 Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School students prepare to tour around Europe with other British Columbia soccer talent from March 21 to April 2. The trip with the European Football School, based in North Vancouver, will see 30 players from B.C. visit six countries – Germany, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy and Switzerland – and play exhibition games as part of different teams made up of players 14 to 16-years-old. Reid and Fernandes attend almost every soccer camp he runs throughout the province, Talic says. He adds it will be great for them to experience the level of soccer played in Europe. “We will try to really compete with them. It will be a big challenge for our boys.” Fernandes says at a recent soccer camp in Quesnel, Talic explained to them it's a different game over there. “It's going to be way more physical and quicker. I'm really excited.” It's a great opportunity to see and experience different cultures, the coach adds. And they'll be taking in some professional soccer as fans, too. Davidson says he thinks the atmosphere there should be amazing. “I'm kind of not believing it. It's a really cool thing to be a part of.”

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100 Mile House soccer players Masen Fernandes, left, and Reid Davidson will be joining coach Saibo Talic as part of a British Columbia group heading to Europe for a number of exhibition games from March 21 to April 2.


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Promote a positive message By Gaven Crites

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elax, hockey is fun. That’s the message the 100 Mile & District Minor Hockey Association hoped to get across to parents and players at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on March 6. An anti-bullying-themed event saw dozens of young, local skaters – some in pink jerseys with a “stop it right here right now” message printed on the front – take to the ice for three-on-three and five-on-five tournaments, and dozens more in the building off the ice for a mini-stick tournament. Members of the local RCMP detachment brought out a radar gun so players could test the speed of their shots. The mini-stick tournament was “hugely popular,” says Denise Balbirnie, one of the organizers. Local businesses, Ainsworth and TIMBER MART, donated material that organizers used to construct small wooden rinks for the tournament, and a number of 100 Mile House Wranglers players volunteered to help with the event. Balbirnie says Canadians are serious and passionate about hockey, but there’s something people should remember: “You can’t let it get carried away and forget the main point of the game – to have fun, get some exercise and be part of a team.”

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March 19. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; play starts at 7 p.m. • Kids Space meets 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., March 21 at Interlakes Hall. All children to age 12 are welcome. • Deka fire practice: 6:30 p.m., March 25. • Roe Lake & District Recreation Commission meets at Interlakes Hall, 7 p.m., March 26, followed by Interlakes Community

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Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department (DL&DVFD) Ladies Auxiliary quilters showed their unfinished 2014 fundraising quilt to members at their March 12 meeting. The beautiful cream, rust, brown and pale green, queen-sized creation is in the “Oklahoma Twister” pattern. The meeting welcomed new member Joanne Murphy; and confirmed the annual bake sale will be held May 18. Ladies auction Jeanne Pittet, at 7621 Lee Rd. in Bridge Lake,

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Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary quilters Donna Watson, left, Mari-Lynne Knudsen, Lorna Wiebe, Karin Menning and Debbie Patterson showed their unfinished 2014 fundraising quilt to members at their March 12 meeting.

held a fun ‘Ladies Only Auction” on Feb. 21, for 18 ladies. She hopes even more ladies will bring their treasures and attend the next one on March 22, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Signs with full information are up at many locations, or you can call 250- 593-4308 for more information.

Photo exhibition The Sixth Annual Bridge Lake Photo Exhibition at Bridge Lake School is from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 13. Admission is free.

Dawn, weighing 9 lb. 13 oz., was born at Cariboo Memorial Hospital on March 6, Birthday bubbly goes to Audrey Smith and Danny Jenewein.

Celebrations Many congratulations to Jaime and Eric Cameron whose first child, a daughter, Echo

Calendar Call the writer for contact numbers. • Family Bingo, Deka Fire Hall, tonight,

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A poker tournament was held March 8 with 34 players. The winners were: first, Steve Thomson; second, Eric Graham; third, Dave MacDonald; fourth, Mike Scorse; and fifth, Ken Freed. The next tournament will be held April 12. Bingo The next bingo will be held March 27 at the Seventy Mile Access Centre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and play starts at 6:30. Bookmobile The ThompsonNicola bookmobile will be in the area March 27. It will be at the South

Green Lake Fire Hall from 10 to 11 a.m., and at the 70 Mile General Store from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Firefighting news There will be a general meeting for the 70 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department on March 30 at 10 a.m. at the fire hall.

This will be followed by a fire practice at 10:30 a.m.

Fishing derby Another successful annual Dusty Rose fishing derby was held Feb. 8 with 115 participants fishing at Big Bar Lake. The winners were: first, Ken Grant; second, Harvey Horriachka,

and third, Dave Cary.

Community fund In January, a meat draw raised $319.50 for the fund. The Northern Development Initiative Trust will accept applications to double the amount of the fund total, and volunteers are raising as much money as possible.

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Association meeting at 7:30. • Call 250-593-4351 to make an appointment for the April 12 Income Tax Clinic at Bridge Lake School; or to register interest in badminton starting March 25. • Call 250-593-4582 to register children for the Lions’ Children’s Easter Party, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 19 at Interlakes Hall.

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It's almost that time again, when the music industry's biggest stars, past and present, band together in the South Cariboo for one huge show. It's really a “who's who” of headliners, as the likes of Kiss, Marilyn Monroe, Tina Turner, Cher, Celine Dion, Stompin' Tom Connors, Dolly Parton and Shania Twain have all graced the stage for charity at the 100 Mile House Bankers' Variety Show at one time or another. Well, caricatures of them have, anyway. But, all dressed up, the local financial scene's top talent still puts on a heck of a show, explains Shawna Norton, an organizer and branch manager of the Williams Lake & District Credit Union in 100 Mile House. Local bank branches are expected to have employees in about three or four acts each, in rather

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fun, of course, is practising before we do it. I'm always the one out there by herself thinking, 'Why did

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By Samuel Blondahl The South Cariboo Writers Guild is holding a public poetry contest starting today (March 19). This is the first public contest the local writers guild has hosted, and members are reaching out for community sup-

future edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press, and a gift certificate for Nuthatch Books in 100 Mile House. The guidelines for poetry submissions are simple: • The theme is Spring Time, keep the content family friendly.

Invasive plant funding At their March 7 meeting in Williams Lake, the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) directors decided they will submit a funding request to the three different British Columbia ministries. The CRD board of directors is looking for support from the Ministry of

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for poetry and required to have a PG rating, no genre or style is excluded from regular guild business, and creative freedom is encouraged. The guild hopes to have more contests in the future, and welcomes any local writers to join them at their regular meetings; details are on their website and Facebook. Members include published authors, poets, experienced editors and casual writers alike. Samuel Blondahl is a South Cariboo Writers Guild member.

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

• March 21 – The Solid Rock Café will be held in the Rock Youth Centre at 4930 Telqua Dr. at 108 Mile Ranch (on the church grounds). Live music featuring, country, bluegrass, gospel, etc. It’s a great atmosphere and there’s no cover charge. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and music starts at 7. For more information, contact Pat Melanson at 250-395-3846. • March 22 – South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Red Carpet Gala Business Excellence Awards and Citizen of the Year Award at the 100 Mile Community Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 7. Tickets are $40 per person. They are available at Andre’s Electronics, TIMBER MART and the Chamber Office, or by calling 250-395-6124. • March 22 – The Green Lake Snowmobile Club is hosting its annual Pig Roast & Fundraiser and the event is always a fun-filled Saturday. Tickets are $20 per adult and $5 per child (under the age of 12). Tickets will be sold up until March 15, but they will not be sold at the door. To purchase tickets, contact the Thurstons at 250-456-7369, or thurstonac@, or the Tonts at 250-456-6042, or For more information, check out the club’s on our website at green • March 28 – The 11th Annual 108 Cabin Fever Bluegrass Workshop Seminar Leaders Concert will be held at The Hills Health Ranch. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30. Tickets $20 each and are available at the front desk, but get your tickets early as they sell out every year. For more information, call The Hills at 250-791-5225. • March 29 – The 11th Annual Bankers Variety Show will be held in the 100 Mile Community Hall, with doors opening at 6 p.m., entertainment running from 7 to 9, followed by a light dinner snack and a dance with DJ music by Rob Fry. Tickets are $25 each are available now at all local financial institutions, and they will be going fast. All proceeds go to local charities. • March 29 – The 108 Mile Ranch Lions Club is hosting a baron-of-beef dinner at the 108 Mile Community Hall. Part of the proceeds is being donated to a 108 Mile family coping with medical and transportation costs for their son’s treatment for Crohn’s disease. The remaining funds will be used for local community projects. Doors open 5:45 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30. No minors allowed. Tickets are $15 and are available at Donex Pharmacy, 108 Supermarket, or any 108 Mile Ranch Lion. • April 10 – The Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School’s Grad 2014 Fashion Show will be held at 100 Mile House Junior Secondary. It will feature cutting edge fashions, entertainment and live music. Tickets are $10 each and are available at Donex Pharmacy & Department Store, Didi’s Boutique, The Outlaw Fashions, The Log House and Pharmasave.


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Resident will be remembered for many reasons FOREST GROVE Doris E Rufli 250-397-7775

Longtime Cribbage player and Walking Club member Sally Kelleher passed away in early March. She is being remembered as courageous, smart, young at heart and compassionate, always smiling and a sharp dresser. Sally inspired a lot of people

with her determination and entertained them with her sense of humour. A lot of people especially remember her skunk hat. She will be missed by many, but most of all by her family. Her daughter, Nicole Thiessen, said: “I hope mom realized how much I love her!”

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Having 32 people signed up this winter was a challenge met, but the goal is to double this number by November 2014. One of the youngest members, Mike Van Osch, said: “I enjoy curling so much, I want to come back again and again and again. I just think more people should join to make it even more fun.” Important meeting The Forest Grove

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critical the PM keeps an open mind. This project is absolutely critical to the future of the region and possibly the province as a whole. The prime minister was correct in his concerns during the last round, but he must be open to saying, yes, to a future project that addresses those concerns. I urge Taseko Mines to do a thorough review to see how they can enhance the environmental protection dimension of this project to address the very real concern of our prime minister. The project is simply too important to the people of the Cariboo to do anything different. Jim Shepard is the former CEO of Finning and Canfor and was the spokesperson for CC4BC. He can be reached at Mine4bc@


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development. My experience as CEO at Finning and Canfor showed me how sensitive capital investment is to any hint that a jurisdiction is difficult to deal with on launching a project. So the lack of adequately addressing concerns about Fish Lake by Taseko not only jeopardizes the New Prosperity Mine, but it also could have a chilling effect on the investment interest of other resource development through out B.C. Those other projects are vitally needed to provide jobs for all concerned. The way forward seems clear enough. Taseko needs to get back to the drawing board and develop a plan that places the integrity of Fish Lake and the environment at the centre of it. They have done this at Gibraltar and they have done this with their properties elsewhere. There can be no more misfires and no more chances. I also think it is


It baffles me because this same company has successfully operated another mine in the Cariboo, Gibraltar Mines, since 1999.


project shows that Taseko still hasn’t been able to come forward with a proposal that satisfactorily protects the pristine nature of Fish Lake.The prime minister listened to the environmental experts, as he should, and their verdict was clear – Taseko failed to deliver a plan that would guarantee the integrity of Fish Lake and the surrounding environment. This concerns me on two fronts. First, my family and I had the good fortune to have lived several years in Williams Lake and spending weekends in the outdoors became part of our lifestyle. I feel it is imperative that any mining project for this region must be absolutely sound environmentally. Certainly the preservation of Fish Lake as it presently exists must be of paramount concern. Apparently, Taseko Mines still missed that critical point. Until they do, they are wasting their time.


ike many British Columbians, I was extremely disappointed to see the New Prosperity mine proposal rejected last week. The project would have been an economic game changer for the region delivering $11 billion in added Gross Domestic Product over the life of the project. After considerable time for evaluation, the federal agencies denied approval of this project. As reported by the Vancouver Sun, Prime Minister (Stephen Harper) said,” [the environmental assessment] said very clearly that the project previously and presently conceived, would not address the long-term destruction of [the local water system]. And that our experts said they could see no proposed plausible mitigation measures for that.” That clear description of the prime minister’s concern about this environmental assessment of this

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the on addressed Nick Christians is and his nt elsewhere on behalf of himself seeking employme per cent panel construction phase demonstrated by the 25 the says, family. 700 people in the well says he told in the region, he operation, with Christianson mine a ratio of seniors and 600 during the provinclear to him the jobs. We are this is well over panel it is now 1,200 indirect and adding y is merely a way en were over community, project controvers resource-based Two local businessm closing cial average. of the SCCC, Doucette groups to pursue First Nations than two dozen with Boss Mountain [mine] On behalf his panel for among the more that we s issues. their minds when in the early 1980s, it is time notes he centred potential land-claim people who spoke nt needs to deal on Goldspe– governme mine Prosperity remarks “The ... welcome a new [land claims] the federal New to the South .” environmental mine impacts with First Nations because of cifically, New Prosperity he Copper Project economy. up its publimiting progress notes are Cariboo they wrapped Doucette and social review panel block. with a Closing children and “The economic this stumbling explained his lic hearing sessions Aug. 23. will generate the [First Nations benefits that it “I don’t think on ren should have be felt d you can’t hold Remarks Session two grandchild “stay, live and will most certainly Cariboo involved] understan says he made to to furLen Doucette one an option s as a ‘hostage’ home comwithin the South to the panel, jobs the proponent claims.” prosper” in their presentations to ty through Chamber of not be forced ther their land LEN DOUCETTE communi Aug. 21 Prince as a South Cariboo representative, munity and and indirect – both direct work. He notes an Commerce (SCCC) Yes to New leave to find article states some of local busit is Citizen support in enrolmen Say George his “Student “repeatedly” 2001. supplies and one for cent since from Facebook group. First Nations presenters ness.” location down by 38 per Prosperity (SYNP) he felt his closing told the panel the mine a summary omic index released Doucette says by the The socio-econ the Both were essentially Continued on A4 economic impacts by School District #27 shows out remarks were well received was not of the social and place Mile the session have on 100 hilcotin in 49th panel, but adds the mine could SYNP Cariboo-C as the hearings. ” began with his as well attended of 57 [districts]. House, and he younger workers This exodus of summary. will be employing “The new mine

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100 MILE q Friends of Fish Lake (FOFL) is celebrating World Water Day with a dinner and auction at the 100 Mile Curling Club lounge on March 22. Doors open at 5 p.m., and dinner starts at 6. It is a fundraiser to reimburse Patricia Spencer for her trip to Ottawa to represent the FOFL’s opposition to the New Prosperity. Tickets are $25 per person, $10 for ages eight to 12, and under eight are free. For ticket reservations or more information, call 250706-9305, or e-mail friendsoffishlake@ There will be a walk around the 100 Mile Marsh at 4 p.m., preceded by a welcoming and drumming at the South Cariboo Visitor Centre. 100 MILE q 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting a wills, probate and estate planning information session on March 25 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The library will be partnering with Kenneth Smith, an articling lawyer from the offices of Messner Kenney LLP in 100 Mile House, to offer this free information session. Following the session, there will be time for questions and answers. Everyone is welcome. 100 MILE q The South Cariboo Sustainability Society continues its winter film series by showing The

100 MILE q Bed Time Stories is available to all ages at the 100 Mile House Branch Library on Thursday from 6:30 to 6:55 p.m. Go to the library in your pyjamas and enjoy some quiet time of listening to stories and participating in gentle songs and movement.

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Roger Meeks, a hobby beekeeper, had a display at the recent Seedy Saturday and offered a backyard beekeeping demonstration at the Creekside Seniors Activity Centre in 100 Mile House. The event was co-sponsored by the Horse Lake Community Farm Co-operative and the South Cariboo Agri-Culture Enterprise Centre.

Economics of Happiness at the Community Employment Centre, 808 Alpine Ave. in 100 Mile House on March 25 at 7 p.m. Helan Norberg Hodge illustrates how globalization is destroying local cultures and economies, and argues that in the process, it’s decreasing our “happiness quotient.” Admission is free and open to all. For more information go to the SCSS website at http://southcariboo, or call Peter Jarvis at 250791-7284. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile Caregiver Support Group meets in the basement of St. Timothy’s Anglican Church at 10:30 a.m. on the second and

fourth Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be on March 27. Anyone caring for a family member is welcome to attend. Meet others with similar concerns and learn about programs and service that can help you. 100 MILE q The Cariboo Family Enrichment Centre (CFEC) is hosting a Prenatal in a Day workshop on April 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will provide important points about labour and birth phases and stages, expectations and concerns, medical options and practices, comfort measures, immediate postpartum for mother and baby and infant feeding, as well as the joys and challenges of

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100 MILE q The Family History Centre at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 93 Mile is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and from 6 to 8 p.m. We have many free premium websites to help in your search. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile Bighorn Archery Club’s indoor shooting season is underway at the old Stan Halcro Arena (Agriplex). The sessions go every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. until the end of April (cancelled if it gets below -10 C), and are for archery club members and anyone interested in becoming an archery club member. 100 MILE q The 100 Mile House & District Garden Club meets the fourth Saturday of the month, except for July, August and December, at the 100 Mile House Branch Library from 10 a.m. to noon. There are membership or drop-in fees. For information,


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in and play. All families with children up to age five are welcome on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. For information, call the school at 250-791-5221 or Jackie at 250-7910004. FOREST GROVE q The Royal Canadian Legion Forest Grove Branch 261 holds crib Thursdays at 8 p.m., darts on Saturday at 3 p.m., and a meat draw every Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. INTERLAKES q The Roe Lake and District Recreational meeting is on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Interlakes Hall. Phone 250-593-4354 for more information. LAC LA HACHE q StrongStart at Lac la Hache Elementary School is free, so drop in and play. All families with children up to age five are welcome on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call the school at 250-396-7230 or Jennifer at 250-7916675.

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Obituaries NIBLOW (Jodrey) Cindy Irene 1955 - 2014 It is with great sadness our family announce her passing. A “Celebration of Life” will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2pm at the 108 Community Hall.

March 2, 1924 – February 28, 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jean Elsie Gott (formerly, Jean Slater, nee Turner) mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. “Jeanie” is predeceased by her husbands, John and Roderick; brothers George, Howard, Allan, Ron and Bill; sisters Isabel and Catherine; son, James and grandson, Paul. Jean is survived by her sister, Marilyn and children, Cathy Liz Slater (Johnny), Jock (Janet) Slater, Cathy Lynne (Alex) Burton, Randy (Pam) Gott, Debby Gott, 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Jean spent the first 9 years of her life in Lashburn, Saskatchewan. When the family farm was lost during the depression the family relocated to Vancouver where they lived in a house on Royal Oak Ave in Burnaby. Always outgoing, Jean won a speech and picture girl contest in grade 11 and for a time was lead singer in a swing band with her brother, Allan who played saxophone and clarinet. After graduating from Burnaby Central High School, Jean worked briefly as a receptionist before marrying her first husband, John Slater, a civil engineer in 1947. They raised three children while living in Vancouver, Kamloops, Edmonton and Calgary, where John died of leukemia in 1957 at age 38. Moving to the Coast to be near her family, Jean remarried to Roderick Gott in 1960, joining Rod and his three children in the beautiful home that Rod had built on the Seymour River in North Vancouver. The blended family of eight lived there until 1971. For the next 15 years Rod and Jean travelled between Burnaby and a cabin they built at Watch Lake, near 100 Mile House in the Cariboo. After expanding the cabin they resided full time at Watch Lake from 1986 before relocating to Kamloops in 1996 and then to Kamloops Seniors Village in 2009. After Rod’s passing in 2012 Jean has been surrounded and supported by friends and staff at the KSV. As a wife and mother, Jean sewed and quilted, dressing her children and homes with her fabric skills. Later, Jean expressed herself in multiple arts and crafts, including her “signature” tatted watercolour cards, knitting and painted woodwork. Jean will always be remembered for her bright sweaters and scarves, her upbeat nature, her “Turner wit”, and her great desire not to impose on or hurt anyone. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Kamloops Seniors Village, the Royal Inland Hospital and Ponderosa Lodge who took such good care of Jean during her final bout of declining health. Special thanks to Rosanna and Glen and Maggie and Todd for being there for Jean when her family couldn’t and Dr. Alison Chung. Mom, you enriched the lives of everyone you encountered and you will be greatly missed. ‘We say not in grief that she is no more, but live in thankfulness that she was.’ A family celebration of Jean’s Life will take place in Vancouver in March. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be expressed to the family from

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Albert (Bert) E. October 4, 1937 - March 9, 2014 On March 9, 2014, our family lost a truly wonderful husband, Dad, Pepere, brother, uncle and friendBert Vincent. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Anita, son-in-law Marvyn Fitzpatrick of Kamloops, B.C., daughter Brigitte (Dave) DeAngelis and son Ken (Colette) Vincent of 100 Mile House, B.C., daughters Lou-Anne (Dan) Marshall and Anissa (Richard) Pelland of Kamloops, B.C. His treasured grandchildren: Alyse and Keenan Fitzpatrick, Natasha & Mallory DeAngelis, Kalen (Terlyn) and Dakota Vincent, Danny (Nicole) Furer, Maria Thompson, Nathan, Jackson, and Liam Marshall, Hannah and Deklan Pelland; beautiful great-granddaughters Aiyana and Nova as well as numerous extended family members. He was pre-deceased by his daughter, Connie Fitzpatrick; infant grand-daughter, Morgan Fitzpatrick, as well as parents and six siblings. Dad was born on October 4, 1937 in St. Georges, MB to Alphonse and Eugenie Vincent; he was the eldest of ten children. In 1953, he met the love of his life, Anita Guimond. They were married on September 12, 1959. In July, 1973, Dad left his farm and job at Pine Falls Abitibi Pulp and Paper Mill and courageously moved his family across the prairies to 100 Mile House, B.C. in search of a better life that would allow him more time to spend with his family. This wish was fulfilled and we are all so thankful for our shared memories of outdoor activities, watching and listening to sports, laughing and just enjoying the company of family. Dad was also a very skilled woodworker and our homes display much of his handiwork. Dad was employed at Weldwood Sawmill in 100 Mile House for 24 Years and retired in 1998. In 2003, Mom and Dad moved to Kamloops, B.C. for milder winters and to be closer to their younger grandchildren. Dad had an incredible work ethic and was patient, kind and very devoted to mom and his family. He was a man of few words and when he did choose to provide input, it was generally humorous and profound. Our family would like to thank Fr. Paul and Fr. Peter for their visits during Dad’s final days; the great care and compassion of the wonderful staff at Overlander Extended Care; Dr. Mahmood for his care and attention, and numerous friends and family for their support, love and prayers through this difficult time. A funeral service was held on Saturday, March 15 in Kamloops. Service arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Services; condolences and memories can be sent to

Bruce Barton It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Bruce Barton Pollard on February 18, 2014 in the Williams Lake Hospital. After a brief hospital stay, he succumbed to medical complications. Bruce left this world peacefully surrounded by his beloved family. Bruce leaves behind his wife Verna, the love of his life. Also left to grieve are his 4 children; Bev ( and Les), Mike ( and Joyce), Gary, Bill ( and Jennifer). 9 grandchildren, 10 Grand grandchildren, 3 brothers; David (and Helen), Gerry ( and Margaret), Gordon ( and Sharron), and 1 sister Frances (and Brent). Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and many, many friends. Bruce was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Helen Pollard. Born into a ranching family, it was quite natural that he became a Clinton 4H Club member at an early age, learning what he could about cattle and ranching. Many years later, his 3 sons also joined the same 4H Club and Bruce helped behind the scenes. Not only did he help his own family, he often helped out other families by transporting steers to Kamloops for the Provincial Winter Fair which was in November at that time. Sports played a big part in Bruce’s life. He played basketball and baseball during his high school years. At an early age, Bruce began playing hockey at the outdoor rink in Clinton, often arriving early to clear the snow off the ice. He continued playing hockey all through his teens and into his adult years. Jersey #8 belonged to Bruce while playing forward for the Clinton Bluebirds, Williams Lake Stampeders (1955/56) and then for the Kamloops Chiefs (1959/60). However, the demands of playing for the Chiefs in addition to working the ranch and family life were too much so he returned to play with the Bluebirds for many more years. Bruce and Verna, along with their 4 children, ranched for many years in the Clinton area. After moving to Kamloops in 1980, Bruce earned his private pilot’s licence and enjoyed many hours flying his Cessna 172 and later his Piper Archer. Always up for adventure, Bruce and Verna moved to Fort Saint John, BC. At the age of 60, Bruce earned a certificate in Industrial FirstAid and worked for several years in the north. This is also where Bruce developed a love of woodworking. He made numerous projects for family and friends plus many custom orders which were sold at a specialty store. After a major surgery, Bruce and Verna moved back to the Cariboo settling in Williams Lake in 2009. There, they enjoyed numerous trips in their little motorhome pursuing Bruce’s passion for fishing at the many lakes in the area. Bruce was also an avid reader and kept up with current events. Using his self-taught computer skills, he kept in touch with his ever expanding family which were his pride and joy. He was genuinely interested in people and made everyone feel special. Bruce struggled to recover from several other major surgeries and he met each day with a positive attitude and great sense of humour, which was admired by all who knew him. Bruce will be greatly missed. He leaves behind countless memories and will be forever in the hearts of those he loved. A Celebration of Life was held in the Clinton Community Hall on February 22, 2014. Donations can be made to a charity of your choice in Bruce’s memory.

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Cracking Canada’s small car conundrum likely to adopt the same numeric GENEVA, Switzerland - Small moniker. The concept vehicle has cars are huge here in Europe, if an all-new 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-D not in size certainly in numbers. diesel engine. Everywhere you turn, it seems Citroen no longer sells in North there is either a Ford Fiesta America though periodically or an Opel Astra (the General we hear rumours of a return by Motors subsidiary) about to the French manufacturer and its cross your path. If it is not those home rivals, Peugeot and Reexamples, there are any number nault. Their lines are so different of other similar sized economy While there is a to the often indistinguishable cars from the likes of Citroen, greater acceptance of small cars we get. Some of the VW, and Peugeot buzzing by. Micro cars such as the tiny smaller vehicles in our French creations are positively and I found myself gawSmart, with which we are facities, people outside funky ping at such an example in the miliar, and even smaller vehicles urban areas have new Citroen C4 Cactus. It’s zip into roadside parking spots where previously only a motormore ground to cover designed to challenge the likes of the Ford Focus and the VW Golf. cycle would park. and so are tempted It uses lightweight materials exMy two-prong mission at the by larger vehicles. tensively, including an aluminum Geneva Motor Show was to hood, which means it sips gas. view small cars we might see Keith Morgan The rubberized pads along the sometime soon and others we side would be perfect for people never will see but wish we who regularly have close encounters with could! Then ponder whether small cars will garage doorframes! ever catch on here in the way they have in General Motors looks to penetrate the difficult Europe. younger buyer marked with its Opel/VauxThere was something familiar about the first hall Adam. It’s dressed up in interesting car I encountered in the giant Palexpo show colours but it’s what is under the hood that buildings. Ah yes, a European version of the makes it really interesting. It has a variety trusty Honda Civic – Canada’s hottest seller of bigger engines as options but its smallest in that market segment. I am sure Honda engine is a new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder gas Canada would sell more if they resembled the engine, mated to a six-speed manual transvery hot Type R concept, which is destined to mission, with the pulling power of 1.6-litre be a racer. Yes, the new North American Civic power plant. Fuel consumption is expected is sportier than the last generation but the to be a miserly 4.5 L/100 km (combined city Euro versions always seem that bit sharper in highway). It may show up here in some form design. but right now GM has more than its fair share Next up was the Mazda Hazumi hatchback, of small cars. expected successor to the current Mazda2 and



So far, I’ve looked at econo cars at the lower end of the market. No point in me offering price details because all Euro cars are substantially more expensive than the same examples sold here in Canada. Finally, I cast a close eye over the Audi S1, which is a hot sportback version of the popular A1. It comes with a 228hp 2.0-litre turbocharged gas engine capable of hitting 100 km/h in less than six seconds. I will reveal it will sell for more than $40,000 in the UK. It’s fast, it’s a premium offering and I’ll eat my hat if it shows up here. All of the above have great fuel economy going for them and most are competitively priced. The common keys to their success likely come down to two key factors. Impressive fuel consumption numbers matter because fuel in Europe is substantially more expensive than here. And Europe is crawling with folks going about their daily duties on often far less land and road space. While there is a greater acceptance of smaller vehicles in our cities, people outside urban areas have more ground to cover and so are tempted by larger vehicles, especially as a first family vehicle. And the truth is that the advances in fuel saving technology means there’s not a massive difference between the econo-cars and small family sedans. And perhaps a bigger factor is for “an extra $20 a month, madam, you could have the roominess and utility of this car.” A line heard in most dealerships, most days. And the sales people are not wrong.


Confessions of a Curber... Meet Walt. He lives with his wife and two teenagers in a quiet neighbourhood. He does his part as a member of the community. Walt goes to work every morning, provides for his family and chats with his neighbours. Walt has a secret. He doesn’t rob banks. He’s no Walter White from “Breaking Bad.” But, his love for quick cash and high profits drive him to a sideline that makes us all a little less safe and costs some their savings. Walt is a curber. The Vehicle Sales Authority of BC, CarProof Vehicle History Reports and ICBC are combining forces to help keep car buyers safe. Follow our series on Walt the Curber to learn how much you risk when you buy a used vehicle without proof of its history or condition. The price of buying a car from a curber can turn out to be much higher if you have nowhere to turn. Learn what you can do to protect yourself. Buying used? We’re looking out for you. Find out how at

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With the Vancouver International Auto Show just around the corner, I thought I would share my list of exciting new SUVs that are available. Tough to nail down just one but I am sure one of these would spark some interest. 2014 Ford Explorer Sport is a performance version of its popular SUV. The headlights and taillights have been blacked out to give it a sporty appearance. 20-inch painted and machined wheels allow room for the larger brakes that help it stop faster and improve performance when towing. The engine is an impressive 3.5 litre, twin turbocharged EcoBoost V6, producing a whopping 365 horsepower and 350 pound feet of torque with a 6 speed automatic transmission. To say this is quick off the

line is an understatement. The Explorer also features a terrain management system that lets you select between sand, snow, mud, or hill descent. $46,999 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit equipped with a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine putting out 240 hp and 420 lb ft of torque with an 8 speed transmission delivers excellent millage while provide exceptional comfort. Natura-Plus leather faced seating, wood trim with copper accents, and a 19 speaker, 825 watt Harmon/ Kardon audio system keep you relaxed and alert. Up to date safety features such as enhanced accident response system, blind spot monitoring system, back up camera, engine immobilizer, hill start assist, and all speed traction control are just some of the many features this

vehicle has to offer to keep you safe. Excellent value. Starting at $60,895 2014 Jeep Cherokee is a completely redesigned five passenger SUV that has a front end that will stand out from the crowd. A seven-slotted grille and razor thin headlights makes the Jeep truly unique. The engine is a 2.4L Tigershark Multiair straight 4 cylinder delivering 184 hp and 171 lb ft of torque mated to a 9 speed automatic

transmission. It can tow up to 2000lbs. The trail rated Trailhawk version has an active drive lock 4x4 system with 4 low gear and a rear-locking differential. It also features a neutral mode for flat towing behind an RV. Sport 4x4 $25,895 TrailHawk $30,895 2014 Range Rover Sport is not just another luxury SUV; it is a fully capable off-road vehicle. The engine is a 510 horsepower, supercharged 5.0 litre V8 that puts out 461 lb-ft of torque @2500 RPM with a 6 speed automatic transmission. This transmission features Command Shift that actively responds to your driving habits and road conditions by reconfiguring the shift patterns for optimum drivability in all situations and is mated with a 2 speed electronically controlled transfer case. Four wheel electronic traction control, hill descent control, and four corner air suspension with terrain re-


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Confessions of a Curber I was itching to sell another car. I‘d spent my first cash quickly. The new TV looked great in my living room. So I scrounged the dealer lots in my neighbourhood. I found the perfect car at a small dealership not far from my house. Gray with four doors. Everything was still intact, but it was priced low. The dealer gave me the car’s history right away. It had been in three accidents over its lifetime. Nothing too major, but damage was done and repaired. I couldn’t spot the repairs. So, I happily bought it and registered it. I didn’t want my wife and kids to know what I was up to, so I parked it around the block. I knew it would be gone in a few days. This time, I used Kijiji and Craigslist. “Car for sale. Served me well, but wife wants a new car. Accident and damage free. Looking to sell fast, low price. Cash only. Call cell for info.” I got a text message from a woman across town. I told her I’d meet her at a nearby gas station and would throw in a free tank of gas. She was thrilled. When I met her, she told me that she needed a cheap, dependable vehicle to get to her new job. She’dd been taking the bus for weeks and was tired of her commute. To my annoyance, she wanted to check the vehicle thoroughly. So I distracted her. I told her I was sad to let “my baby” go, but I

wanted to keep my wife happy. She nodded sympathetically. As she handed me the money, she asked if the vehicle was in any accidents. Now, I’m not a good liar. So I simply said, No. It’s her fault for not asking for a CarProof or ICBC vehicle history report. That seemed to do it. She was pleased and drove away with a smile on her face. As for me, I went home with a fat wallet. A few days later, I got a text: “Got CarProof report. Three accidents?!?!? Need money back now!!!” I panicked. But not for long. I was getting good at this. I just got a new cell number. She didn’t know my name – that old fake ID worked great. And she had no idea where I lived. Finding me would wear her out. I was in the clear. But will I be so lucky next time? *Curber – An individual posing as a private seller, but selling vehicles for profit as a business. A curber often misrepresents the history and condition of a vehicle. Curbers offer none of the protections the law provides for purchases from a Vehicle Sales Authority licensed dealer. aler.

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Less Fuel. More Power. Great Value is a comparison between the 2014 and the 2013 Chrysler Canada product lineups. 40 MPG or greater claim (7.0 L/100 km) based on 2014 EnerGuide highway fuel consumption ratings. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption may vary based on driving habits and other factors. Ask your dealer for the EnerGuide information. ¤2014 Dodge Journey 2.4 L with 4-speed automatic – Hwy: 7.7 L/100 km (37 MPG) and City: 11.2 L/100 km (25 MPG). 2014 Chrysler 200 LX 3.6L VVT V6 6-speed automatic – Hwy: 6.8 L/100 km (42 MPG) and City: 9.9 L/100 km (29 MPG). 2014 Jeep Wrangler 3.6 L PentastarTM VVT V6 - Hwy: 9.3 L/100 km (30 MPG) and City: 12.7 L/100 km (22 MPG). 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 8-speed automatic – Hwy: 7.0 L/100 km (40 MPG) and City: 10.3 L/100 km (27 MPG). Wise customers read the fine print: *, ‡, ∞, §, Ω The Zing Into Spring Sales Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after March 1, 2014. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. All pricing includes freight ($1,695) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees, other dealer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Financing and lease offers available to qualified customers on approved credit. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2014 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. ‡4.29% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2014 Chrysler 200 LX/Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Examples: 2014 Chrysler 200 LX/Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 with a Purchase Price of $18,888/$19,998/$20,888 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discounts) financed at 4.29% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $107/$114/$119 with a cost of borrowing of $3,442/$3,644/$3,806 and a total obligation of $22,330/$23,642/$24,694. ∞4.19% purchase financing for up to 96 months available through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with a Purchase Price of $38,888 financed at 4.19% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $220 with a cost of borrowing of $6,912 and a total obligation of $45,800. §Starting from prices for vehicles shown include Consumer Cash Discounts and do not include upgrades (e.g. paint). Upgrades available for additional cost. ΩFinance Pull-Ahead Bonus Cash and 1% Rate Reduction are available to eligible customers on the retail purchase/lease of select 2014 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or Fiat models at participating dealers from March 1 to 31, 2014 inclusive. Finance Pull-Ahead Bonus Cash will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. 1% Rate Reduction applies on approved credit to most qualifying subvented financing transactions through RBC, TD Auto Finance and Scotiabank. 1% Rate Reduction cannot be used to reduce the final interest rate below 0%. Eligible customers include all original and current owners of select Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or Fiat models with an eligible standard/subvented finance or lease contract maturing between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016. Trade-in not required. See dealer for complete details and exclusions. ♦Based on IHS Automotive: Polk Canadian New Vehicle Registration data for 2013 Calendar Year for all Retail vehicles sold in the province of British Columbia. ◊Based on 2014 Ward’s Upper Middle Sedan segmentation. ^Based on 2014 Ward’s Middle Cross Utility segmentation. √Based on 2014 Ward’s Small Sport Utility segmentation. »Based on 2014 Ward’s Middle Sport/Utility segmentation. Based on combined highway/city 2014 EnerGuide fuel consumption ratings. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC GMC DEALERS. BCGMCDEALERS.CA 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. * Offers apply to the lease of a new or demonstrator 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab 4x4 (1SA/G80/B30). Freight ($1,650) and PDI included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. †* The Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) comprises professional journalists, photographers specializing in cars and trucks. They provide unbiased opinions of new vehicles to help consumers make better purchases that are right for them. For more information visit ^ 2014 Sierra 1500 with the available 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission has a fuel-consumption rating of 13.0L/100 km city and 8.7L/100 km hwy 2WD and 13.3L/100 km city and 9.0L/100 km hwy 4WD. Fuel consumption based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Competitive fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2013 Fuel Consumption Guide for 2013 Large Pickup segment and latest available information at the time of posting. **When equipped with available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine. Comparison based on 2013 Large Light-Duty Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. † Comparison based on 2013 Large Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. †† The 2-Year Scheduled Lube-Oil-Filter Maintenance Program provides eligible customers in Canada, who have purchased, leased or financed a new eligible 2014 MY Sierra with an ACDelco oil and filter change, in accordance with the oil life monitoring system and the Owner’s Manual, for 2 years or 40,000 KMs, whichever occurs first, with a limit of four (4) Lube-Oil-Filter services in total, performed at participating GM Dealers. Fluid top offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc. are not covered. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. + Whichever comes first. See dealer for conditions and limited warranty details. ‡ 0% for 36 month lease available on all 2014 Sierra 1500 Regular/Double/Crew Cabs. Sample lease payments based on 36-month lease of 2014 Sierra Double Cab 4x4 1SA + G80 + B30 on approved credit by GM Financial. Tax, license, insurance, registration, applicable provincial fees, and optional equipment extra. Annual kilometre limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. Example: Sierra Double Cab 4x4 1SA + G80 + B30 including Freight and Air Tax is $30,488 at 0% APR, $1,075 Down payment, Bi-Weekly payment is $139 for 36 months. Total obligation is $11,951, plus applicable taxes. Option to purchase at lease end is $18,538. ¥¥ 0% Purchase financing offered on approved credit by RBC Royal Bank/TD Auto Financing/Scotiabank for 48 months on new or demonstrator 2014 Sierra 1500. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $208 for 48 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. ¥ $4,250 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit has been applied to the purchase, finance and lease offers of 2014 Sierra 1500 Double 4x4 1SA, and is applicable to retail customers only. $500 package credits for non-PDU models. Other credits available on select Sierra models. Offer ends March 31, 2014. ‡‡ Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any model year 1999 or newer pick-up truck that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, Avalanche, GMC Sierra or 2014 MY Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra or 2015 MY Chevrolet Silverado HD or GMC Sierra HD delivered in Canada between March 1, 2014 and March 31, 2014. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive). Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and contact General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Certain limitations or conditions apply. Void where prohibited. See your GMCL dealer for details. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate offers for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. XRetail and basic fleet customers who purchase or lease an eligible Chevrolet, Buick or GMC delivered from dealer stock between March 1, 2014 and March 31, 2014 will receive one 40¢ savings per litre fuel card (fuel savings card) upon payment of an additional $.01. Cards valid as of 72 hours after delivery. Fuel savings card valid for 800 litres of fuel purchased from participating Petro-Canada retail locations (and other approved North Atlantic Petroleum locations in Newfoundland) and not redeemable for cash except where required by law. GM is not responsible for cards that are lost, stolen or damaged. GM reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer and/or the program for any reason in whole or in part at any time without notice. Petro-Canada is a Suncor Energy business™ Trademark of Suncor Energy Inc. Used under licence. Cards are property of Suncor Energy. To protect your card balance, register online at today.


Pic of the week PassoCorto Keith Morgan

You could be forgiven for thinking this car was the latest example of an Italian supercar. Well it is and it isn’t. It’s a PassoCorto designed in Italy for Korean car manufacturer Hyundai. It’s the result of a competition staged by Hyundai at the famous Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Turin, Italy, to create a sports car that would appeal to Generation Y consumers. The final concept was displayed on the IED

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stand at the 2014 Salon International de l’Auto in Geneva, Switzerland. The brief, drawn up by Hyundai’s European R&D centre in Rüsselheim, Germany, called for the 16 students on the Transportation Design masters’ course at IED to draw and design the car of their dreams. The car should be one they would want to buy and drive, targeting Generation Y –consumers born between the 1980s and the early years of this millennium, who have grown up with


computers and are used to being connected at all times. The result is a dramatic, compact and ultra-lightweight sports car concept called PassoCorto – Italian for ‘short wheelbase’. The compact two-seater weighs just 840 kg thanks to its carbon fibre chassis and is powered by a rear-mid mounted four-cylinder in-line 1,6-litre bi-turbo engine.












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100 Mile House Free Press, March 19, 2014  

March 19, 2014 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press

100 Mile House Free Press, March 19, 2014  

March 19, 2014 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press